Friday, 31 May 2019

Sneaky Mueller Tries to Distract Attention Away From Corrupt Deep State & Towards Russia

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's sneaky statement on his recently concluded Russia collusion report.

Mueller's effort to divert attention away from US President Donald Trump’s orders to declassify documents pertaining to the FBI’s investigation into his campaign in 2016, and put the focus on impeachment and RUSSIA, showcases the level of panic that the Deep State is currently engaged in.

AG William Barr is pressing ahead with his investigation into the soft coup against a US president, as evidence continues to surface, highlighting that Mueller's GRU Russian hacking source appears to have been none other than MI6 spy Steele.

Meanwhile US intelligence surveillance operations of political opposition dating back to 2012, and under the authority of Barack Obama, threatens to expose a scandal of epic proportions.

There is one fundamental problem with this analysis, and that is the fact that AG Barr is a CIA swamp creature and will likely help protect the establishment and the bigger fish operating within the corrupt system. See: CIA Covert Operative William Barr Nominated by Trump for Attorney General. His Role in the Iran Contra Affair

Otherwise they are correct when they say that Mueller is deflecting away attention directed at the Deep State.


Tom Fitton: Mueller Should Testify Before Congress and Answer for Ethics Issues

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

Kurt Nimmo - Breitbart, Infowars: Defenders of Mass Murder and Ethnic​ Cleansing

Over at Reddit, somebody posted an Infowars video where a host sitting in for Alex Jones claims the corporate media in the US is making up “fake news” about Israel.

This is neocon and Likudnik propaganda. It is well-known by neutral observers that The New York Times, The Washington Post, and their ilk have consistently defended, glossed over, or ignored the manifest crimes of the Israeli state. The apartheid state of Israel excels in murdering women and children—and medics, journalists, and activists (Rachel Corrie comes to mind)—and because it is Israel, it gets a free pass.

The Infowars host, the kid talking to the camera, is a know-nothing. He is trapped in a vicious circle of hatred for Democrats and “leftists,” in response to their hatred of Republicans and “conservatives.” 

Meanwhile, the crimes continue, more brazen than ever. Donald Trump has served as an over-the-top booster for Zionism. 

Many of you know I was the editor of Infowars. I worked there for eight years before Alex Jones fired me for refusing to jump on the Trump bandwagon. 

During my time at Infowars, I was the only person on-staff that consistently criticized the neocons. The other writers (with the exception of Paul Joseph Watson) rarely if ever addressed in-depth geopolitical issues, mostly because they knew zero about what was going on outside of the little control-freak media world Alex Jones created. Watson, however, no longer does this. He spends most of his time ranting about Islam and reposting articles by the Zionist Pam Geller. 

Infowars is on par with Breitbart, an unapologetic supporter of Israel’s crimes against humanity. In 2015, the website posted an article titled “Breitbart News Network: Born in the USA, Conceived in Israel.” That pretty much says it all. 

In that article, Breitbart president and CEO Larry Solov writes:

One thing we specifically discussed… was our desire to start a site that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel. We were sick of the anti-Israel bias of the mainstream media and J-Street. By launching Breitbart Jerusalem, the journey comes full circle and a promise between two friends is fulfilled. And in a very real sense, Breitbart News Network returns to its roots.

Infowars wasn’t “conceived” in Israel, but it might as well have been. 

Infowars is in part responsible for the election victory of Donald Trump. It is partly responsible for the return of the neocons, and thus the ever-increasing possibility of war. 

Infowars never talks about the fact Israel was founded on terror and mass murder (Deir Yassin Massacre), the forced “mass exodus” (polite-speak for ethnic cleansing) of nearly a million Palestinians in 1948 (known in Arabic as “Nakba”), the Lavon Affair and other false flags (including the targeting of Gaddafi and Libya, setting it up for attack by a manipulated President Reagan), the Cave of Patriarchs Massacre by a psychopathic settler (Trump’s son-in-law supports these racist terrorists), and hundreds of other incidents, including the non-stop murder of civilians in Gaza and the West Bank. 

Both sides of the Democrat-Republican war party support the “special relationship” with Israel and its fleecing of the American taxpayer, and that includes Breitbart and Infowars. 

“US aid to Israel since its founding in 1948 tops $134 billion (adjusting for inflation, roughly $252.7 billion as of March 2018), and in the past few decades it has been on the order of $3.1 billion per year. (In 2014, for example, this amounted to $8.5 million every single day, and today totals over $10.4 million per day),” writes If Americans Knew. 
Indeed, if Americans knew. 

However, if they continue to get their news from Breitbart, Infowars, Drudge, and other Israeli boosters, they will never know the truth. And that’s the way Israel prefers it. In fact, it may soon be illegal to criticize Israel. 

In South Carolina (think Niki Haley) and elsewhere, it is already illegal to boycott Israel. Meanwhile, in Florida, lawmakers passed a law that classifies criticism of Israel and Zionism as antisemitism. 

“The Senate legislation declaring Israeli immunity to international criticism is being pushed by the usual offenders: Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Ron Wyden co-sponsored the legislation. But support for the bill also comes from a handful of self-proclaimed defenders of the Constitution and Tea Party leftovers like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ben Sasse,” Sam Rolley writes for Personal Liberty. 

Israel, the neocons, and their supporters—including (as noted above) no shortage of Democrats—are responsible for the wars that will ultimately destroy America.

This destruction is helped along by Breitbart, Infowars, and ignorant Americans who are intellectually lazy and prefer to get their news from an admitted performance artist.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

Ebola Epidemic Kills 1,200 in Congo, Still Spreading Rapidly

Styx makes a good point about the dangers of a real pandemic, where we will lose too many people to maintain nuclear power plants or oil refineries.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

White Peoples and Their Achievements Are Headed for the Trasn Bin of History - Paul Craig Roberts

The Western world is collapsing so rapidly that I am afraid that I am going to outlive it.

The Western presstitutes and politicians have demonized Putin, Maduro, Iran, and Trump to the same extent as the patriotic propagandistic Western court historians have demonized Adolf Hitler.  But no one is as demonized as white people, and the curious thing is that it is self-demonization—whites demonizing whites.  

One can understand why former British and French colonies from Africa through the Middle East to India, and Washington’s former colony in the Philippines and its Latin American puppet states would look with disfavor on white faces and use harsh language. But why do the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and white professors throughout the university system, school boards, white politicians, such as France’s Macron and the European Community’s  Jean-Claude Juncker and Germany’s Merkel and a wide assortment of British and Scandinavian politicians demonize white people? In Scandinavia  a blond woman who reports her rape by the latest wave of third world “migrants” invited into the country by the crazed Scandinavian politicians is dismissed as a racist.  Scandinavian people have told me that it is becoming difficult to report any crime by migrants as the report borders on being a hate crime.  

Why is fake history created in order to support this hatred of white people? Not long ago I wrote about a white man who wrote in CounterPunch that Robert E. Lee owned 200 slaves and enjoyed abusing them.  I pointed out that Lee spent his life, until Virignia’s secession, as a US Army officer fighting for the US empire against Mexico and against the native “Indians.”  He never had 200 slaves or a plantation. He was a US Army officer who was so highly regarded by Washington that he was offered a Union command when the North decided to invade the South in order to preserve the Empire. 

The fake history about Lee is just one example.  I used it because it demonstrates how outrageous are the lies that now comprise American “history.”  Despite being unattached to any known facts, they nevertheless get into history books.  

Black studies avoids the fact that the British sea captains who brought African slaves to the British colonies that later became the United States purchased the black slaves from the black king of Dahomey, who captured his fellow blacks in slave wars against other black tribes.  The United States has raised entire generations on the fake history that white people hated blacks and decided to capture them in Africa and make slaves of them in order to beat and abuse them. 

So how does diversity and multiculturalism work to produce a livable society when education and entertainment teach that white people are racists?

Any answering back by whites to accusations is considered to be proof that they are racists who will not acknowledge their sins and repent from them with lavish reparations and self-mutilation. 

Diversity has become such a value that the great universities have decided to destroy themselves in order to promote diversity.  Oxford University, the most famous university in the world, has decided to lower its standards in order to promote diversity. Over the course of the next four years Oxford is going to reject 25% of the qualified applicants in order to make room for unqualified applicants who are “deprived” because of standards that cause “inequality.”
Goodby the value of an Oxford education. The once prestigeous degree is becoming equalized with that of a community college,  Heaven forbid that there is anything but equality. The parents who sacrificed to send their kids to private schools to prepare them for success at Oxford, have wasted their sacrifice and their money, because the qualifications for 25% of their kids for admission are irrlevant for diversity admission. The lower you score, the more diverse and more favored you are.

All over England, or as it is now called the UK, the universities are being destroyed, as in the US.  Not only is there the example of Oxford, but the same is happening all over England and the US. The University of Nottingham has destroyed itself.  For example, the university’s philosophy department was ranked, which meant that an advanced degree meant something about its graduates expertise in the subject.

But “diversity” intervened, and scholarship took the blow. The professors with a solid research recond were discarded and unqualified diversity was employed in their place. Consequently, the university lost its standing for its Ph.D. in philosophy.

This adversely affected the graduates who paid their parents’ money and years of their life for  degrees, the value of which the corrupt university administration threw away in order to please “diversity.”

Far from enjoying supremacy, white males are denied equality. They are discriminated against in university admissions and employment. Free speech is denied to them. According to military wives, white males are being denied promotions while the military achieves diversity balancing.  Google fires white males for stating basic facts. White school boys are being browbeat and feminized.  The charge of white supremacy is being used to herd white people to the back of the bus.  While they sit there and suck their thumbs, white people are being propagandized out of existence.

Now that even MLK is a ‘sex criminal’, maybe US can stop toppling statues and ‘canceling’ people 

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

Ireland Awakens

Treasonous Irish Government about to sign #UNMigrationPact effectively making migration a human right. Corporate media on blackout mode. But the fools, the fools, the fools.. In spite of relentless gaslighting, bribery and intimidation - Irish people are waking up fast.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

Morrison's New Economic Worry: Reserve Bank Running Out of Bullets (Ross Gittins)

See the problem? Any major slowdown in the economy would reduce tax collections and increase government spending on unemployment benefits, either stopping the budget returning to surplus or soon putting it back into deficit.
That happens automatically, whether the government likes it or not. That’s before any explicit government decisions to increase infrastructure spending, or splash cash or cut taxes, also worsened the budget balance.

And consider this. The Reserve’s official interest rate is already at a record low of 1.5 per cent. Its practice is to cut the official rate in steps of 0.25 percentage points. That means it’s got only six shots left in its locker before it hits what pompous economists call the “zero lower bound”.

What happens if all the shots have been fired, but they’re not enough to keep the economy growing? The budget – increased government spending or tax cuts – is all that’s left.
Such weak growth in prices is a sign of weak demand in the economy.
The second blow was that, rather than increasing as the budget forecast it would, the annual rise in the wage price index remained stuck at 2.3 per cent for the third quarter in a row. The budget has wages rising by 2.75 per cent by next June, by 3.25 per cent a year later and 3.5 per cent a year after that.

As Lowe never tires of explaining, it’s the weak growth in wages that does most to explain the weakening growth in consumer spending and, hence, the economy overall. Labor had plans to increase wages; Morrison’s plan is “be patient”.

The third blow to the budget’s overoptimism was that, after being stuck at 5 per cent for six months, in April the rate of unemployment worsened to 5.2 per cent. The rate of underemployment jumped to 8.5 per cent.

I read this article from Ross Gittins about how the Australian economy is showing signs of weakness, a lack of inflation and spending, and not much room to lower interest rates to juice the economy, BUT his implied solution was to raise wages (citing Reserve Bank governor Lowe). In the same newspaper (it was The Age) there appeared another story about the closure and offshoring of a chemical plant to Thailand because of increasing (gas) energy costs - and labour costs (in a globalised market place).

In my estimation the direct likely cause of the weak economy is the slow bleeding away of jobs due to offshored manufacturing, like what we see in the USA, and the bubble in house prices due to low interest rates and foreign capital (that causes locals to spend a lot of their income to service their mortgages, cutting discretionary spending). If wages are raised too far then offshorable industry will leave the country and if this is done with Government jobs then the Government will go bankrupt, especially with less revenue coming in from businesses - that pays for Government spending. The real solution is to have protectionist economic policies, like we find in countries throughout Asia.

 There is no such thing as an economic level playing field. Everybody cheats and one has to look after one's own backyard. The article here danced around the real problems we face (globally).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

Snow Doesn't Lie - But Climate Scientists Do (Tony Heller)

The US just had the wettest winter on record, and another record snow year. In this video I show the massive disconnect between climate scientists and reality in their claims about snow.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 31st, 2019.]

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Serbian Military on "Combat Alert", Russia WARNS Kosovo for Arrest of 23 Serbs

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the alarming raids by Kosovo police in a Serb majority region in Kosovo. The Kremlin has described the actions of the Kosovo police as part of  "provocations" indulged by US.

The police special forces of the unrecognized, self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo put 23 people into custody in the north, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday while addressing the country’s parliament.

"The [police special forces’] raid began at 05:55 (06:55 Moscow time), with 73 armored vehicles involved in it, 50 are lying in wait in Kosovska Mitrovica. The arrest of 23 Serbs and Bosniaks has been confirmed. The issue at hand is primarily Kosovo police officers."

Vucic stressed that Serbian troops have been put on full combat alert and that the Serbian people in Kosovo would be protected. "Should the situation escalate, Serbia will emerge victorious," Vucic concluded

Among those detained is a Russian national who is an employee of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).  Serbia's President noted, "Mikhail Krasnoshchenkov, a Russian citizen and an employee of the UNMIK mission, is among the detainees. We informed the relevant Russian agencies about that."

This is clearly a provocation against Russia designed to generate a war in which to drag in the Russian Armed Forces. Russia is acting as a foil to many Western initiatives and this looks like some type of attempt to bleed them or "something to be used as a bargaining chip ("withdraw from Syria or Venezuela and we will deescalate this situation").

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Police Found Complicit in Conspiracy to Cover Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church

For those who have been keeping up with the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church that erupted late last year in Pennsylvania, many have been wondering how it was allowed to go on for so long without anyone getting charged or arrested. Now, it appears that we have the answer—the police were complicit. But it wasn’t just in Pennsylvania, we are also learning it was elsewhere in places like Buffalo, New York.

“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all,” according to the report of the Pennsylvania grand jury. And police went along with it.

During a grand jury report into the child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania last year, the state Attorney General, Josh Shapiro provided insight into how priests were allowed to go on for decades preying on children. He singled out the two groups responsible for covering up the crimes of the church.

One of the groups named by the AG was the Catholic Church hierarchy like the archbishops and cardinals who reacted to allegations of child rape by simply transferring the priest to a new church or failing to act at all. The other group Shapiro named was law enforcement, who he says acted in tandem with the abusive priests to keep their horrific habits from ever reaching the public eye.

“The abuse scarred every diocese,” he said. “The cover-up was sophisticated. The church protected the institution at all costs.”

Not only did the church protect pedophile priests, but the investigation revealed a “failure of law enforcement,” according to Shapiro.

According to the investigation, at the same time the church was covering up the abuse by protecting the pedophiles, it also had assistance from police or district attorneys who aided in covering it up as well. Sometimes this aid was in the form of looking the other way, while other times, it involved actively thwarting investigations.

One District Attorney was even caught on record deliberately blocking investigations into the rape of young boys by priests. In 1964, Beaver County district attorney Robert Masters was presented with evidence that a Catholic priest was raping several young boys. However, he blocked the investigation to prevent “unfavorable publicity.”

“I have, in order to prevent unfavorable publicity, halted all investigations into similar incidents with other young boys,” Masters wrote in an Aug. 4, 1964, letter to Pittsburgh Diocese Bishop Vincent Leonard.

In the case in Buffalo, the AG Letitia James is fighting to hold someone accountable for what they are referring to as a conspiracy between child raping priests and law enforcement to actively cover up the abuse.

As the Buffalo News reported this week:
As a report in Sunday’s News showed, police in Buffalo went along, too. Cops here were under orders not to arrest Catholic priests but, instead, to report their crimes to the local bishop who could then continue the dirty work of covering it up. Whether any pedophiles were among those who were freed from liability has not been established, but what is clear is that, despite the numbers of priests credibly accused, few were ever held to account. 
Can anyone believe that it didn’t happen here? More than 100 priests have been implicated as child molesters in Western New York and hardly a one spent even a night behind bars. How, without police offering aid and comfort, would that be possible? 
A former vice squad detective, Martin Harrington, and other retired officers confirmed to The News that they were ordered not to arrest Catholic priests, but were instead to tell the bishop. And bishops, as has become clear – both here and around the world – desperately wanted to hush it up, even it meant ignoring those children whose lives had been catastrophically upended and those others who would become victims of priests transferred to unsuspecting parishes.
As the Free Thought Project has previously pointed out, pedophilia among the elite is rampant. In instance after horrifying instance, the Free Thought Project continues to push these issues to the forefront — in spite of mainstream media claiming that talk of elite pedophilia is akin to tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theory. But as more cases like this surface, we are seeing the disgusting underbelly that is abuse of power to prey on society’s most vulnerable.

The good news is that this paradigm seems to be shifting. As the scandal in Pennsylvania illustrates, even some folks within the mainstream media have begun to report on this nightmarish reality.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Tulsi to Trump: Building Bombs Isn’t the Only Way to Create Jobs

If the main way our President creates a strong economy is to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia to bomb innocent people in countries like Yemen, then we need a new president. We need a commander in chief who knows the real cost of war and will work for peace, not incite more death & destruction.

Apart from the economy, it's likely the neocons have Trump by the balls. If he doesn't agree with their foreign policy choices then he or his family members are dead.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Niels Harrit: In Terms of Exposing What Happened on 9/11, We Have Already Won

Ten years after publishing the landmark paper “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” lead author Dr. Niels Harrit joins host Andy Steele to discuss the paper’s seminal contribution to our understanding of what took place at the WTC on 9/11.


Lawsuit Seeks Answers on Five Men Arrested on 9/11

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Second Class Citizen Runs for President (Sargon)

"Why should another white guy be president?" - Literally Vice News.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Foo Fighters: US Navy Pilots Ran Into BIZARRE Flying Objects Over East Coast

The pilots apparently started picking up these strange objects after radars aboard their Super Hornet warplanes were upgraded to "a more advanced system", and the radar sightings were soon followed by visual detection.

Frequent sightings of enigmatic flying objects capable of performing maneuvers seemingly impossible for terrestrial craft were reported by US naval aviation pilots operating over the country’s eastern seaboard, according to The New York Times.

As the newspaper explains, the flying objects, which showed up "almost daily" from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, were able to reach altitudes of up to 30,000 feet and hit hypersonic speeds despite possessing no visible engines and not leaving exhaust plumes.

"These things would be out there all day", Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot, said. "Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect".

The encounters apparently started occurring after pilots of the VFA-11 "Red Rippers" squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, had the 1980s-era radars installed aboard their Super Hornets "upgraded to a more advanced system", the newspaper notes, but were initially ignored due to being considered false radar tracks.

Lt. Danny Accoin, who, along with Graves, was part of that squadron, said he interacted with these objects twice, with one such encounter involving a training missile on his jet locking onto the enigmatic bogey which also showed up on his infrared camera.

"I knew I had it, I knew it was not a false hit," he said. But still, "I could not pick it up visually".

Later, however, the pilots started actually seeing these objects which seemed to be able to attain hypersonic speeds and perform sudden stops, as well as to turn around instantaneously, which should be impossible

"Speed doesn’t kill you. Stopping does. Or acceleration", Lt. Graves remarked.

He also observed that while mankind did make "helicopters that can hover" and "aircraft that can fly at 30,000 feet and right at the surface", a vehicle which can perform all these feats "with no jet engine, no exhaust plume" would be something else entirely.

Earlier this month, the Washington Post revealed that new guidelines established by the US Navy will require pilots and other staff to report encounters with unidentified flying objects, though the military apparently does not intend to make this data available to the general public.

Similar tracking of objects occurred from the 50s up until today. It's good to see such admissions, but it raises the question why? Perhaps some people in the US Navy really want to have an honest conversation about this (potentially world changing) subject?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Jordan Peterson: The Fatal Flaw in Leftist American Politics

What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: The doctrine of racial superiority is where conservatives have drawn the line. "What’s interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum we’ve figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, 'No, you’re outside the domain of acceptable opinion,'" says Peterson. But where's that line for the Left? There is no universal marker of what extreme liberalism looks like, which is devastating to the ideology itself but also to political discourse as a whole. Fortunately, Peterson is happy to suggest such a marker: "The doctrine of equality of outcome. It seems to me that that’s where people who are thoughtful on the Left should draw the line, and say no. Equality of opportunity? [That's] not only fair enough, but laudable. But equality of outcome…? It’s like: 'No, you’ve crossed the line. We’re not going there with you.'" Peterson argues that it's the ethical responsibility of left-leaning people to identify liberal extremism and distinguish themselves from it the same way conservatives distance themselves from the doctrine of racial superiority. Failing to recognize such extremism may be liberalism's fatal flaw. Jordan Peterson is the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

JP explaining why individualist thinking wins out against collectivist thinking - but we still have to deal with collectivist thinking because people still (understandably/culturally) organise themselves in that way.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Keiser Report (E1389): Shorthand for ‘Poor’

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss private equity getting into trailer parks and the ensuing rent price increases driving families toward homelessness. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Dan Collins, a businessman who lived and worked in China for the past twenty years. He explains the Hunter Biden scandal and how the Vice President’s son came to receive so much help from the Chinese government for his China-based fund - an otherwise almost impossible feat for a foreigner.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 30th, 2019.]

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Rise of the Euroskeptics, Rise of the Greens (The Duran)

European Parliament elections have concluded across the EU, with results showing a surging rise of conservative right Euroskeptic parties and Green liberal parties.

The pro-EU center left and center right have lost their combined majority.

Detailed one hour review of the EU elections discussing the politics within each individual country.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Exactly as Expected (Sargon)

The MEP elections should have come as no surprise to anyone, so what could UKIP do next?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Trump Wants 10K More Troops In The Middle East. For What? (Liberty Report)

Just over a week since it was floated that 120,000 US troops could go to the Middle East to confront Iran, now we are hearing that the president wants 10,000 troops. Where will they be based? Are they to go up against Iran's military? Or are there other targets in mind?


Guess who doesn't want war with Iran? Trump supporters

Over 70 retired military leaders sign letter urging Trump against war with Iran

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Professional Assange Smearers Finally Realize His Fate Is Tied To Theirs

Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange for 17 alleged violations of the Espionage Act.

Yes, that Rachel Maddow.

MSNBC’s top host began the segment after it was introduced by Chris Hayes, agreeing with her colleague that it’s surprising that more news outlets aren’t giving this story more “wall to wall” coverage, given its immense significance. She recapped Assange’s various legal struggles up until this point, then accurately described Assange’s new Espionage Act charges for publishing secret documents.

“And these new charges are not about stealing classified information or outsmarting computer systems in order to illegally obtain classified information,” Maddow said. “It’s not about that. These new charges are trying to prosecute Assange for publishing that stolen, secret material which was obtained by somebody else. And that is a whole different kettle of fish then what he was initially charged with.”

“By charging Assange for publishing that stuff that was taken by Manning, by issuing these charges today, the Justice Department has just done something you might have otherwise thought was impossible,” Maddow added after explaining the unprecedented nature of this case. “The Justice Department today, the Trump administration today, just put every journalistic institution in this country on Julian Assange’s side of the ledger. On his side of the fight. Which, I know, is unimaginable. But that is because the government is now trying to assert this brand new right to criminally prosecute people for publishing secret stuff, and newspapers and magazines and investigative journalists and all sorts of different entities publish secret stuff all the time. That is the bread and butter of what we do.”

Maddow carefully explained to her audience that these new charges have nothing at all to do with the 2016 election or any of the Russiagate nonsense the MSNBC pundit has been devoting her life to, correctly calling what the Trump administration is doing with Assange “a novel legal effort to punch a huge hole in the First Amendment.” She tied this in with Trump’s common references to the mass media as the “enemy of the people”, finally taking mainstream liberalism into a direct confrontation with Trump’s actual war on the press instead of nonsense about his tweeting mean things about Jim Acosta. She rightly highlighted the dangers of allowing a president with a thick authoritarian streak the ability to prosecute journalists he doesn’t like, and discussed the possibility that the UK may not comply with this new agenda in extradition proceedings.

“I think these 17 espionage charges against the WikiLeaks guy are a huge deal, and a very dark development,” Maddow concluded. “Chris Hayes this evening called it a ‘four alarm development’, and I absolutely share that.”

“And, you know, I know you,” Maddow continued, pointing to the camera. “Given everything else that we know about the WikiLeaks guy, I can feel through the television right now your mixed feelings about what I am saying. I can feel what may be, perhaps, a certain lack of concern about Julian Assange’s ultimate fate, given his own gleeful and extensive personal role in trying to help a hostile foreign government interfere in our election in order to install their chosen president with WikiLeaks’ help. Okay? I know. Okay, I feel ya. I got it. But, it is a recurring theme in history, heck, it is a recurring theme in the Bible, that they always pick the least sympathetic figures to try this stuff on first. Despite anyone’s feelings about this spectacularly unsympathetic character at the center of this international drama, you are going to see every journalistic institution in this country, every First Amendment supporter in this country, left, right and center, swallow their feelings about this particular human and denounce what the Trump administration is trying to do here. Because it would fundamentally change the United States of America.”

Wow. Make no mistake, this is a hugely significant development. This isn’t just some columnist for the New York Times or the Guardian, this is Rachel effing Maddow, the Queen Mother of all tinfoil pussyhat-wearing Russiagate insanity. This same pundit was just a couple of months ago not just smearing but outright lying about Assange, deceitfully telling her audience that the new legal rings closing around Assange were about his 2016 publications then instructing viewers not to Google anything about it because they’ll get computer viruses. Now that she’s recognized that this could actually hurt her and her network directly, she’s finally feeding her audience a different narrative out of sheer enlightened self-interest.

The fact that such a hugely influential figure in mainstream liberal media is now pushing back against Assange’s prosecution, and doing so in a way that her mainstream liberal anti-Trump audience can relate to, cannot be over-appreciated. Maddow’s credulous audience would eat live kittens if she told them to, so the way she’s pushing back against a dangerous legal precedent in language they can understand will make a difference in the way American liberals think about Assange’s predicament. It won’t make them like him, it won’t make them value the things he’s done, but it will get them to finally begin resisting something that badly needs to be resisted. And that’s huge.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Media Takes 4Chan Bait, Runs Hashtag Hoax Story

Media Takes 4Chan Bait, Runs Hashtag Hoax Story. Every time 4chan decides to implement some hoax the media decides to run with it. They claim the far right is out there and 11 million people are a part of it. In reality its maybe a small handful of people making a post on a forum.

But why does the media run this fake news? Media knows it will generate clicks and far left activists and the social justice crowd can use it to claim there is a boogeyman out there that needs to be stopped. They can then associate the right wing nationalists with the 4 people who posted about the hashtag and claim everything in worse than it is.

In reality, a fringe far right rally only had nine people show up because the truth is there is no boogeyman. The far left and the media push fake news because its mutually beneficial

This is an important MUST SEE clip. About brainwashing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Morrissey: The Hero We Don't Deserve, But Need Right Now (Black Pigeon)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]


We have moved into a new era in the public discussion of UFO or UAP. The Pentagon's latest admission, that the AATIP program did indeed study genuine UAP, is important. But the bigger picture is that we are inexorably moving in a direction toward this long-held secret continuing to unravel. Richard Dolan makes a clear and concise case as to why.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Climate Turns 180 Degrees Continental Rains & Cold Increase (Adapt 2030)

Rain records fall in Montreal, exceptional cold for southern Mexico and Central America along with north and central Africa. Unusual heavy rainfall in northern Africa to boost more grain yields as that part of the planet becomes a new food grow zone. Calls to limit CO2 to zero emissions by 2050, but forgetting natural inputs from nature. Styxx advises shout outs to round the censors to pass information. #grandsolarminimum #climatechange #floods #recordcold

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2019.]

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Populist Right DOMINATES European Elections | Country by Country Breakdown

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

The New York Times FINALLY Admits: The World is Turning Nationalist Populist

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Syrian War Report – May 27, 2019: Army Takes Back Kafr Nabudah, Delivers Blow To Militants

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Deep State Desperation: A False Flag is their Last Remaining Option to Save Themselves From Being Exposed and Destroyed

Just four days ago, President Trump ordered the declassification of “bucket five” documents which will show how Obama’s FBI and DOJ actively conspired to commit treason against the Trump administration through illegal spying, FISA court fraud, planting spies and more.

This is the beginning of the end for the treasonous, criminal deep state under which America has suffered for far too long, spanning multiple presidential administrations including Obama, Bush and Clinton.

Now, the deep state finds itself at “maximum desperation,” and it is going to trigger every last-ditch tactic it still has remaining in order to try to save itself.

This means we are now facing the greatest threat of internal sabotage that America has ever faced in its history, and some of the acts the deep state may be able and willing to carry out to cause maximum chaos include:
  • An attempted assassination of President Trump.
  • A nuclear “dirty bomb” detonation in a major U.S. city.
  • The release of a chemical or biological weapon on U.S. soil.
  • The detonation of an EMP weapon to bring down a regional power grid.
  • Cyber attacks on the U.S. power grid to cause mass chaos.
  • Invoking international war with Russia, Iran or North Korea (i.e. literally starting World War III).
  • Massive false flag shootings, bombings or 9/11-scale attacks on innocent Americans to cause violence and chaos that will be blamed on Trump.
Also, as you know, I continue to believe the No. 1 false flag scenario being plotted by the deep state is a massive, coordinated false flag shooting that targets the offices of a tech giant such as Facebook or Twitter. The purpose of this event would be to blame gun owners, conservatives and Trump supporters while justifying the censorship of all conservatives. Importantly, such an event would be engineered by the corrupt FBI and deep state traitors meet the following conditions:

1) Be caught on camera so that footage can be played on national TV and cable news.
2) Involve an enormous amount of blood, gore and suffering so that the emotional impact can be seared into the minds of the American public.
3) Blamed on a Trump supporter, an InfoWars viewer, a gun owner, NRA member, military veteran, etc., who has a van emblazoned with pro-Trump stickers. Oh wait, they already did that… remember Cesar Sayoc? (And now we never heard about Sayoc, do we? The entire thing was staged for CNN.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Labour Knew about the Muslim Grooming Gangs - Sargon

Shut up for the sake of diversity, you racist.

This and the cover-up of Catholic priest molestations, and other high profile paedos, shows there is a huge problem when it comes to the police/authorities going after these sorts of criminals. What a disgrace ! The perps of these crimes, and those that covered them up, should be locked away for the rest of their lives.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Democrat Elites Are Liars, Blue Cities Rife With Disease And Homelessness (Tim Pool)

Urban Disease And Homelessness Exposes Democrat Hypocrisy. Why is are California cities rife with disease, needles, and homelessness? Why is New York City the same? IN an op-ed for the New York Times Farhad Manjoo calls out social justice progressives and Democrats for hypocrisy. Their policies fail, they reject anything that could affect their wealthy lifestyles, and they dont stand by what they claim to push.

San Francisco has a huge problem with human waste, Los Angeles has a "medieval" disease problem and California is seeing a wave of people flee the state. With such high taxes and so many progressive celebrities you'd think that these places would be beautiful. Instead these people are concerned with Alabama and Georgia, they are outraged at the idea that conservatives and republicans want to stem migration but then get even more outraged at the idea of poor people in their neighborhoods.

This doesn't reflect on the real left wing activists and liberals, just the wealthy elites and politicians who use them to gain power then do nothing for the poor. The filth, disease, and homelessness affecting these communities exposes Democrat Hypocrisy

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Is Roundup Killing Humanity? (Bill Still)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

RECAP: Israel: “Wiped off The Map”. The Rumor of the Century, Fabricated by the US Media to Justify An All out War on Iran


So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in farsi:

  “Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.”

That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word “Regime“, pronounced just like the English word with an extra “eh” sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase “rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods” (regime occupying Jerusalem).

So this raises the question.. what exactly did he want “wiped from the map”? The answer is: nothing. That’s because the word “map” was never used. The Persian word for map, “nagsheh“, is not contained anywhere in his original farsi quote, or, for that matter, anywhere in his entire speech. Nor was the western phrase “wipe out” ever said. Yet we are led to believe that Iran’s President threatened to “wipe Israel off the map”, despite never having uttered the words “map”, “wipe out” or even “Israel”.


The full quote translated directly to English:

     “The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time”.

Word by word translation:

Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) ishghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).
Here is the full transcript of the speech in farsi, archived on Ahmadinejad’s web site


While the false “wiped off the map” extract has been repeated infinitely without verification, Ahmadinejad’s actual speech itself has been almost entirely ignored. Given the importance placed on the “map” comment, it would be sensible to present his words in their full context to get a fuller understanding of his position. In fact, by looking at the entire speech, there is a clear, logical trajectory leading up to his call for a “world without Zionism”. One may disagree with his reasoning, but critical appraisals are infeasible without first knowing what that reasoning is.

In his speech, Ahmadinejad declares that Zionism is the West’s apparatus of political oppression against Muslims. He says the “Zionist regime” was imposed on the Islamic world as a strategic bridgehead to ensure domination of the region and its assets. Palestine, he insists, is the frontline of the Islamic world’s struggle with American hegemony, and its fate will have repercussions for the entire Middle East.

 Ahmadinejad acknowledges that the removal of America’s powerful grip on the region via the Zionists may seem unimaginable to some, but reminds the audience that, as Khomeini predicted, other seemingly invincible empires have disappeared and now only exist in history books. He then proceeds to list three such regimes that have collapsed, crumbled or vanished, all within the last 30 years:
(1) The Shah of Iran- the U.S. installed monarch
(2) The Soviet Union
(3) Iran’s former arch-enemy, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein
In the first and third examples, Ahmadinejad prefaces their mention with Khomeini’s own words foretelling that individual regime’s demise. He concludes by referring to Khomeini’s unfulfilled wish: “The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time. This statement is very wise”. This is the passage that has been isolated, twisted and distorted so famously. By measure of comparison, Ahmadinejad would seem to be calling for regime change, not war.

One may wonder: where did this false interpretation originate? Who is responsible for the translation that has sparked such worldwide controversy? The answer is surprising.

The inflammatory “wiped off the map” quote was first disseminated not by Iran’s enemies, but by Iran itself. The Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran’s official propaganda arm, used this phrasing in the English version of some of their news releases covering the World Without Zionism conference. International media including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time magazine and countless others picked up the IRNA quote and made headlines out of it without verifying its accuracy, and rarely referring to the source. Iran’s Foreign Minister soon attempted to clarify the statement, but the quote had a life of its own. Though the IRNA wording was inaccurate and misleading, the media assumed it was true, and besides, it made great copy.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Rain and Water Everywhere Planet Wide (Adapt 2030)

Increasing Galactic Cosmic Rays are leading to a visible change in the amount of record rain events across the planet. Australian outback, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Middle East, North Africa, USA grain Belts all with record ever recorded rainfall and this is a small selection of events unfolding in the last month. Crop prices up due to floods and hail globally.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 28th, 2019.]

Monday, 27 May 2019

Borderless (2019) | EMERGENCY BACKUP

After six months on the ground I'm thrilled to present #Borderless, the biggest & most comprehensive documentary ever made on the European border crisis.

Apparently YT took this latest Lauren Southern video down (or maybe this is a clever marketing ploy?). Nevertheless this documentary is important to share.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2019.]

UK Intelligence Laundered Steele Dossier, Delivered it to James Comey

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how UK intelligence services were used to launder the Steele Dossier, and deliver it back to the US with their stamp of approval, paving the way for Buzzfeed to leak the document, and for then FBI Director James Comey to use the dossier to blackmail Trump in the Oval Office.

This is the foundation document of the Russiagate hoax/distraction (meanwhile the US MSM cheers on interventions against Venezuela, Iran and continued occupation of Syria etc). Imagine if this had been done to Obama.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2019.]

Fitton: Trump Declassification, Bruce Ohr Deleting Emails? Clinton Email Cover-Up, & More

Deep State—Ohr Deleting Emails? Court Orders Antifa Activist to Pay $22K to JW, Another Clinton Email Coverup


Watch Trump Outfox Pelosi, Bring in Witnesses Who Blow Apart Her Version of WH Meeting

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2019.]

Tucker: Left Outraged Over Trump's Declassification Order

President Trump gives AG Barr authority to declassify intelligence on 2016 campaign spying. #Tucker #FoxNews

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2019.]

Corporate Media Confused: More Ice, Less Ice, More Rain, Less Rain (Adapt 2030)

In 2017 "Climate Experts" had irrefutable proof that the Great Lakes would continue an evaporation decline spiral due to climate change, but today we are at 100 year high water marks with all of the great lakes about to set the highest water marks ever set. We also see the same "this place is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world" headlines coming out of the same Great Lakes When will the corporate media begin asking hard questions why so many bad predictions didnt pan out?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 27th, 2019.]

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Fair Trial? US Steals Assange's Legal Papers (Liberty Report)

The treacherous government of Ecuador has opened Julian Assange's private quarters at its UK embassy up to US investigators, who have seized Assange's legal defense documents, medical records, and electronic devices. In what kind of court is the prosecution allowed to see the defendant's case before the trial? A Soviet courtroom? A kangaroo court?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

The Deal of the Century: Trump Team and Netanyahu Conspire to Sell out the Palestinians - Phillip Giraldi

In the aftermaths of both the First and Second World Wars national borders were readjusted to suit the victors and entirely new countries were created from the ruins of the empires that had collapsed as a result of the conflict. The process continued with the end of the Soviet Union but the new states were constituted within an already existing ethnic and linguistic framework.
More recently, the United States has engaged in imperialism-lite, with “regime change” programs seeking to lop off the governments of existing nations by coercion or through military invasion, replacing them with Quislings supportive of Washington’s continuing dominance exercised from “over the horizon.”
But regime change too is falling out of favor, even if it is currently being pursued in both Venezuela and Iran, eschewing using armed force in favor of “economic warfare” intended to make life so miserable for the inhabitants of the targeted country that they will rise up in revolt and remove their leaders. So far regime-change policies have been a disappointment, with major failures in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that relied on military interventions that converted stable countries into hotbeds of insurgency and unrest.
Given all of that, it is extremely audacious for the White House to consider going back to the old Sykes-Picot model of 1916 and seeking to impose a peace plan that will include reordering borders for Israel/Palestine, something that has been tried before in various forms by presidents named Carter and Clinton without any success. The new plan, which is already being touted as the “Deal of the Century,” has been the product of a group of Orthodox Jews working for senior advisor and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, together with representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt and the U.S. (sic) Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
There are no Arabs or Muslims (or Christians) on the team but there have been numerous discussions with the leaders of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and, of course, Israel. Israel has clearly been allowed to see the nearly complete report and has likely participated in drafts as it moved along, but it is not clear what access the Arabs had to it. The Palestinians, of course, played no real part in the process and the Lebanese, a frontline state confronting Israel, also was not a party to the deliberations.
All of the Kushner team supports Israel’s settlements, which are illegal under international law and contrary to long-standing American government policy, which rather suggests that an open consideration of all the complex issues involved was unlikely to have taken place. Whether there are any actual American interests involved in the plan is unknown, but, given the make-up of Trump team, it is likely that there was an assumption that what is good for Israel is also good for the United States. Donald Trump has announced that the plan, which is apparently complete but for some minor tinkering, will be unveiled in June.
Those who follow the so-called peace process are likely aware that a document in Hebrew purporting to be the Deal of the Century plan has been recently leaked by an Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom that is owned by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and which also has been linked to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Adelson, as the major donor to the Republican Party in the U.S., is somewhat of a bridge between Netanyahu and Trump and the document would not have appeared without foreknowledge by Adelson himself as well as the prime minister and president. The authenticity of the document has been debated, however, and the White House has claimed it was both “speculative” and “inaccurate,” but, in its defense, it is very close to what Jared Kushner revealed in comments made a month ago.

There has been considerable speculation regarding what the document and the peace plan it proposes actually mean. Though it forces both sides to make some concessions, including the creation of a Palestinian capital in part of Jerusalem, it is heavily favorable to Israel and to Netanyahu’s vision for Jerusalem and the West Bank. Even the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem would, for example, be under Israeli municipal control.
Signatories to the deal outlined in the document would be Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority with the United States serving as the guarantor of the agreement. It would create a Palestinian state called “New Palestine,” which would consist of the Gaza Strip and those parts of the West Bank that do not have Israeli settlements. Arab residents of Jerusalem, even if they live in the Jewish area, would be citizens of New Palestine, not of Israel. To maintain the status quo created by the division of Jerusalem, no Arab or Jew would subsequently be able to buy a home in the region controlled by the other community. New Palestine would have an airport on land currently in Sinai leased to it by Egypt and there would be a seaport in Gaza. New Palestine and Gaza would be linked by a road running through Israel and controlled by it to guarantee “security.”
To make the deal palatable to Palestinians, there would be $30 billion in economic investment over the first five years, coming from the United States, European Union, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates. New Palestine will have police to suppress potential trouble makers but no armed forces. Israel will control the Jordan River valley but New Palestine will have two crossing points into Jordan. The U.S., as the enforcer of the deal, will cut off all aid to any party that refuses to sign the agreement. It threatens to use its control over the Swift dollar denominated international banking system to block all money transfers from any source to the Palestinians if they do not sign, similar to the squeezing that is currently being applied to Venezuela and Iran.
It is quite plausible that Netanyahu leaked the document to create controversy that would lead to Kushner having to go back to the drawing boards. The wily and unscrupulous prime minister likely sees no gain in the agreement as he is obtaining most of what he wants from Trump incrementally without conceding anything at all to the Palestinians. And he has already committed himself to virtually complete annexation of the West Bank, meaning that the creation of any kind of legitimate quasi-independent Palestinian state would be an obstacle to achieving that goal.
Even if Bibi were to go along with the plan, it would be a bad deal for the Palestinians. Without a military or control of its own borders it would be a state without any real sovereignty and, if all the Israeli settlements were to be excluded from the new nation, it would have control over only 12% of historic Palestine. The Kushner plan would mean a green light from Washington for a Greater Israel that would include 88% of the land regarded as Palestinian when Israel was created and stolen since that time. The New Palestine 12% would also be broken into smaller bantustans-like entities surrounded by Israeli roads and settlements and Israel will also be certain to obtain control of the region’s water resources.
If the Palestinians object to the way they are being treated, the United States as guarantor, as noted above, could step in and work with Israel to cut off their money, just as takes place currently, to punish them when they do not toe the line. It is, meanwhile, difficult to imagine that any circumstances might arise that would impel Washington to cut money going to Israel.
One of the more interesting details of the alleged plan is the demand that both Hamas and Islamic Jihad disarm completely, surrendering their weapons to Egypt. If they refuse, the White House would endorse and support Israel’s personal attacks directed against the groups’ leadership through the use of extrajudicial assassinations.
The leaked “peace” plan is so one-sided, harsh, and catastrophic with respect to any possible viable Palestinian state that it must be true. It is a Netanyahu dream document but for the fact that the Israeli leader would prefer to achieve what it outlines by stealth without giving anything as a sop to the Palestinians. If it fails to convince its audience, which includes a number of Arab states required to donate tens of billions to the cause, it will be back to square one with Israel continuing its creeping annexation of Palestinian land with the United States looking the other way. And speaking of the United States, what’s in it for the American people? Nada. Zilch. Nothing at all. So much for Make America Great Again.
The long term Israeli goal has always been ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians from the land. Any deals and promises are just smoke and mirrors to deflect attention away from what they are really doing - which is not to settle on peaceful terms.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

Syrian War Report – May 23, 2019: Militants Develop Large-Scale Advance On Army Positions

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

Come On Back To The War

Brother Nathanael mentions the consequences of a US attack on Iran (that perhaps makes it less likely), with Iraq siding with the Iranian, with backing from China and Russia, and possible retaliation with rockets into Israel from Lebanon (which is something that would be wanted in order to escalate conflict in the region). The idea is to provoke military responses to justify war. If Russia and China both strongly back Iran they may stop any Iranian aggression to outside bullying or counter strikes to outside attacks (like what we've seen in Syria). But always we would be wary of a false flag.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

Theresa May Finally Resigns - Sargon

It took long enough. Bring out the Boris!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

You Aren't Fighting Fascists, Idiots - Sargon

Communists should not have license to form armed mobs and attack people they don't like.

Those that cannot defeat arguments want censorship and politically motivated violence to get their way (and justify this as fighting fascism).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

Keiser Report (E1388): Desperate Tweets of Deglobalization

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the escalating trade war with China, the threats to wipe Iran off the map, and other tales and tweets of deglobalization. In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins, head of research at Heisenberg Capital, who had previously lived in China for over twenty years, for his assessment on the trade war with China. They say nobody wins a trade war? If not, who is losing less badly than the other side? Dan maintains his position, that the trade war has actually been going on for decades, and that the proof that China has been winning is the deindustrialization of the U.S. and the industrialization and massive growth of the middle class and huge cities across China.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

EVS and Ya Boi Zack Live: TOM KING OFF BATMAN?!

Contains a very good discussion about PC corporate hiring practices undermining the promotion of good editors and storytellers.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2019.]

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Top 5 "Conspiracy Theories" That Turned Out To Be True

We all know the old trope of the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist who believes crazy things like "the government is spying on us" and "the military is spraying things in the sky" and "the CIA ships in the drugs." Except those things aren't so crazy after all. Here are five examples of things that were once derided as zany conspiracy paranoia and are now accepted as mundane historical fact.

Pretty good video from the Corbett Report, citing official documents/admissions. Opens with the CIA's drug importation starting with their relationship to the mafia and the heroin shipments out of France (The French Connection)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]

The US Must NOT Go to War with Iran - Tulsi Gabbard

Trump promised to get the US out of “stupid wars.” But now he and John Bolton are on the brink of launching us into a very stupid and costly war with Iran. Join me in sending a strong message to President Trump: The US must NOT go to war with Iran.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]

Mainstream Leftists Are Encouraging Violent Escalation Against the Right (Tim Pool)

Mainstream Leftists Are Encouraging Violent Escalation Against the Right. Far left activists have repeatedly encouraged escalation over the past several years, but this is to be expected. The far left want escalation so they can have a chance to over throw the current system.

But what may be the best indicator that the far left has infiltrated mainstream politics and media is seeing TV shows, major brands, and youtube promoted personalities calling for dramatic escalation.

But what we really see is that there is no principle behind their motives. They simultaneously claim speech and silence are both violence but they also claim damaging property is not.

It seems to be more driven by mob mentality. Everyone wants to join the chaos and now even Burger King is getting behind the escalation defying a police request not to sell ice cream and milkshakes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]

"I'm coming back" | Farage adresses EU Parliament

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]

Brexit In A Burger King - Alistair Williams

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]

A Hysterical Cult Runs Society - PJW

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]

The Tariff Issue - Paul Craig Roberts

Wherever I look at US policy, foreign or domestic, I see only insanity, ignorance, and incompetence.

Take the issue of tariffs, which is Trump’s mistaken approach to bringing the jobs back home. The tariff “solution” overlooks that offshored US production counts as imports when US firms bring their goods into the US to be marketed.

The Chinese did not steal American jobs by selling below US cost.  The jobs were taken to China by US global corporations, along with the technology and business know-how, for the sole reason of maximizing US corporate profits.  Labor, made as productive as US labor by offshored US capital, technology, and business know-how, could be hired at much less cost in China and elsewhere in Asia due to the enormous excess supply of labor that overhangs Asian labor markets.  The enormous cost savings went directly into US corporate profits, capital gains for shareholders, and bonuses for executives.  Half and perhaps more of the “cheap goods” imported from China are the goods of American firms, such as Apple, Levi, Nike.  They are products of US firms that are made in China for sale in the US.  They are not “cheap Chinese goods.”  Do you think an iPhone is cheap or a MacBookPro is cheap?

The tariffs fall on American goods produced offshore by American firms for sale in America. For example, on May 13 the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of “Chinese” products subject to a 25% ad valorem duty.  The list includes cell phones, footwear, textiles.  Do the cell phone imports from China exclude Apple’s iPhone? Do the footwear imports from China exclude Nike’s shoes? Do the textiles exclude Levis?  I have not seen any information that Trump’s tariffs are only for Chinese owned exports to US markets. 

 The tariffs will reduce the profits of American overseas production exported to the US and raise prices to US consumers, who have already lost the incomes from the manufacturing jobs that American companies moved abroad.  

In other words, tariffs are not a solution.

The only way to bring home the offshored American jobs is to change the way US corporations are taxed.  No, this does not mean to lower corporate taxes.  The way to bring the jobs home is to tax corporations on the basis of the geographical location in which they add value to their products.  If US corporations produce in the 50 states for their US market, the tax rate would be low.  If they produce abroad in China or elsewhere for sale in the US, the tax rate would be high.

The tax rate on offshored production for US markets would be calculated to offset the lower labor and regulatory costs abroad.

Americans, as they always do, got sold a bill of goods called “globalism.”  Globalism is the deception used to destroy labor unions, deprive the American work force of middle class jobs, and strip them of their bargaining power.  It is also the deception used by transnational agri-business to drive self-sufficient third world peoples off their land and convert the country’s agriculture into the production of a mono-crop export commodity.

The evil done by globalism has taken a toll on both first and third worlds.  It is entirely the result of first world capitalist profit-maximizing.  It has nothing to do with China.  

China is being blamed not because its industry produces cheaper than our industry, but as a scapegoat to hide from view the fact that US global corporations alone are the cause of the lost American jobs.  
Tariffs cannot bring back the jobs.

On January 6, 2004, more than 15 years ago, US Senator Charles Schumer (D,NY) and I raised the issue in the New York Times whether jobs offshoring was in fact an exercise in free trade. A televised conference was called in Washington, D.C., to hear us out.  Unsuccessful attempts were made to poke holes in our argument.  With Schumer in the lead there was hope that something could be done, but he was silenced by his corporate and Wall Street campaign contributors.  In the years since, I have many times explained the issue in my columns, interviews, and in my book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism.  I testified before the China Commission and made clear what was occuring and the consequences, including the impact on state and local budgets and pension obligations.  

It did no good.  The greedy, grasping capitalists silenced every member of Congress, every economist, every financial journalist, and the right and left wings.  The consequence is that the United States, once an opportunity society, is now polarized between a tiny immensely wealthy billionaire class and a work force deep in debt and surviving on two or more part time jobs with no benefits. The Trump regime is now blaming this catastrophe on China. War could result.

Tariffs may very well increase the costs of US imported goods, which will encourage competition within the US to produce goods that are less expensive. But of course Roberts is correct that the best solution is to use a two tier tax system.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2019.]