Monday, 30 September 2019

Forget The Impeachment Circus...Here's What Congress Should Really Investigate! (Liberty Report)

While the country is being dragged through the three ring impeachment circus - which is all about politics and nothing about policy, President Trump's secret wars and interventions across the globe continue. Venezuela, Middle East, Lithuania...the intervention is on overdrive. But Congress has no interest in its Constitutional obligations when it comes to war. Political theater is far more exciting...

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

Democrats Want Gang Members EXEMPT from Red Flag Laws

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

Lets help Mike Rivero (Ry)

Mike's site

The campaign to raise money has closed, but I highly recommend going to the site and become a monthly donor. Give between $5 to $10 per month. If only a few hundred people do this, then Mike will be getting perhaps a couple of thousand dollars every month. Rivero should actually have a few thousand people making a small donation every month - to keep his excellent website afloat.

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

Dave Rubin Event Canceled After Antifa Threats And INSANE Smear, This Is The Cold Civil War (Tim Pool)

Best You Tube comment:

Dave Rubin joins the far right along with Tim Pool, frogs, Dr. Seuss, the Betsy Ross flag, cauliflower, time, critical thinking, Milk, the OK hand sign, merit, air conditioning, The Sun, sexual preferences, caucasians, and freedom of speech.

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

Ocean Stupidification (Tony Heller)

There has been a tremendous burst of propaganda this week about the oceans during the UN climate meeting. Yesterday I discussed the fake claims about sea level, and in this video I discuss the fake claims about ocean acidification.

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

Joker Movie Exposes SJW Hypocrisy

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

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

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Ukraine 'Gossip-blower' Complaint Points to Coordinated, Deep State Set-Up

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the release of the hearsay 'whistleblower' complaint letter released by the House Intel Committee, which has launched mass liberal left hysteria concerning a conversation US President Trump had with then, newly elected Ukraine President Zelensky.

The complaint letter appears to have been drafted by professional lawyers and is obviously not a document written by a single person, which begs the question as to who, or what group of people, wrote this document which has pushed Nancy Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry?


Journalistic malpractice: Ukrainegate exposes CNN and MSNBC propaganda

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

Leaked Documents Implicate Joe Biden In Ukraine Scandal, New Report Backs Trump's Claims (Tim Pool)

Leaked Documents Implicate Joe Biden In Ukraine Scandal, New Report Backs Trump's Claims. A new report from The Hill shows several inconsistencies and oddities in the Ukraine Burisma scandal.

Donald Trump is currently under threat of impeachment following a 'whistleblower' complaint that he abused the power of office in asking Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky to look into the firing of a prosecutor.

In a sworn affidavit the fired prosecutor states under oath that he was fired specifically for refusing to stop investigating Burisma, the company where Joe Biden's son Hunter biden was a board member.

At the very least we have a conflict of interest, but at worst we have deep seated corruption coming from the Vice president.

Democrats are insistent that this is proof that Trump is asking Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 US Election but others suggest that this scandal should be followed up on.

In the end we reach an impasse.

If you support Trump you will likely side with him and if you oppose Trump you will demand his impeachment.

At this point it seems facts are irrelevant.

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

Furious Boris Johnson humiliates Jeremy Corbyn, rages at Labour's Brexit LIES and gets long APPLAUSE

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has launched an extraordinary assault on Remainer MPs who hijacked Brexit, accusing them of “trying to wreck negotiations under pretence of blocking no deal”.

In a furious speech in the House of Commons 24 hours after his shutting down of Parliament was deemed unlawful by the Supreme Court, he said “politicians of all parties promised they would honour the result since then some have done all the could to abandon those promises”.

He also said the Supreme Court was wrong to have passed their judgement.

He mocked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s demand for a general election for the third time over the weekend.

At the end of his speech, Boris Johnson got a long applause from Conservative Party MPs.

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

Anti-Scottish Racism at the University of Edinburgh (Sargon)

If you're a "white" person in Scotland, you're probably a Scot.

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

Keiser Report: Cheap Money & Other Bad Ideas (E1441 ft. Kim Dotcom)

In this episode of the #KeiserReport, Max and Stacy look at the cheap money fueling dumb investments and bad ideas, like Help to Buy, which the UK public accounts committee has found did not cause homes to become more affordable . . . exactly as Keiser Report had warned. In the second half, Max talks to #KimDotcom about his new platform and the role of #bitcoin’s second layer technologies including Liquid and Lightning Network. They talk about copyright, deplatforming and online monopolization.

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

The Climate Cynicism Crisis (Tony Heller)

There is no climate crisis. What we do have is a crisis of people making claims about climate which aren't true - and they don't even believe.

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

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Pelosi's Impeachment Bluff Hides Real Ukraine Story; CrowdStrike, Soros & Hillary Servers in Kiev

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss  the release of a transcript between U.S. President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which was the basis of a Democrat push for an impeachment inquiry and which does not reveal any type of 'quid pro quo' or other attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Obama VP Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

The call was actually about the origins of the Russiagate hoax propaganda in Ukraine.


John Solomon: Documents Prove Joe Biden’s Extortion Prevented Ukrainian Officials from Indicting His Son Hunter Biden

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

Trump Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint Drops, Delivers on NOTHING, Media Pushed Lies And Fake News (Tim Pool)

Trump Ukraine 'Whistleblower' Complaint Drops, Delivers on NOTHING, Media Pushed Lies And Fake news. There it is, the complaint officially drops and proved what most of us knew or suspected. It was based on hearsay and press clippings, it made assumptions and claims without evidence, and most importantly is proven to be incorrect based on the transcript of the call from Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

Democrats put to much on this bet and they are going to lose bad. Already media is pushing fake news and lies to drum up their ratings or to push a political agenda, while others publish fake news because they are just bad at their jobs.

In the end the "whistleblower" has no direct knowledge of anything and is just complaining about executive policy. Wile Trump lightly referenced Joe Biden and Hunter Biden he mostly asked about Crowdstrike and 2016 election interference. If it is a crime to investigate corruption because the accused in running for office then how do we actually stop corrupt politicians?

In the end however the left and right are divided. Democrats insist this is the proof they need and their allies in media agree. But then we see the fake news, the smears, the retractions, and past statements proven false by the release of the documents.

The democrats overplayed their hand and now they will reap the rewards. The media is leading them to the far left and to absurd claims that can't be backed up and as long as they don't stand up to the press they will continue to be led astray.

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

FULL Story: Trump/Biden-Ukraine Corruption & Impeachment Media Ignores w/Aaron Mate’

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

9/11 Bombshell: CNBC Anchor Says Building 7 a 'Controlled Implosion'

For more analysis of Ron Insana’s statement regarding Building 7, visit

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, CNBC senior analyst and former anchor Ron Insana went on Bernie and Sid In the Morning on New York’s 77 WABC Radio to share his haunting experience of that horrible day.

Approximately eight minutes into the interview, Insana made a statement regarding the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 that is truly stunning, especially considering his access to the scene and his job as a prominent news anchor:

“Well, remember 7 World Trade had not yet come down. And so when I went down to the [New York Stock] Exchange that Wednesday morning [September 12], I was standing with some military and police officers, and we were looking over in that direction. And if it had come down in the way in which it was tilting, it would have wiped out everything from where it stood to Trinity Church to the Exchange to, effectively, you know, the mouth of the Hudson. And so there were still fears that if that building had fallen sideways, you were going to wipe out a good part of Lower Manhattan. So they did manage for one to take that down in a controlled implosion later on. And the Exchange was up and running the following Monday.”

Who told the Fire Department that the building would be brought down?

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

I Think Trump is Playing 4d Chess with the Ukraine "Scandal" (Styx)

He had to have commanded Giuliani to admit the conversation.

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

Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For the Fourth Debate so the Dems Split the Debate in Two (Styx)

Who wants to bet Warren is on the other stage.

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

The Labour Party in 2019 (Sargon)

The Labour Party has gone full SJW.

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

Rewriting America's History (Tony Heller)

America had a very hot, dry past, and previous generations endured extreme weather which the current generation can't comprehend. In this video I show how and why the heat of America's past is being erased by NASA and NOAA.

If they are engaged in fraud with the US data they are doing the same with global temperatures.

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

Friday, 27 September 2019

A Half-Decade Late, NY Post Admits ISIS Is Run By NATO Member Turkey

It's that time once again: over the weekend Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for perhaps the twentieth time warned his army is making preparations to act on its southern border with Syria, saying it will take unilateral steps to create a "safe zone" amid accusations the US is dragging its feet implementing agreements to push Syrian Kurdish forces from the border.

This as yet another 'conspiracy theory' gets belatedly confirmed as conspiracy fact by the mainstream. The New York Post asks "Why isn’t the media covering Turkish President Erdogan’s ties to ISIS?" — well, it's at least been endlessly reported here and other places for about the past half decade. Better late than never, we suppose. The report details:
The evidence of Erdogan’s direct, personal and institutional support for ISIS and related jihadi groups is so extensive, the wonder is why the American media is not paying more attention to it.
The report doesn't merely stop at saying NATO-member Turkey had an indirect or remote relationship with ISIS, but points out that Turkish intelligence service (MIT) while under the immediate oversight of Erdogan has been directly weaponizing and funding the terror group. 

Barely surveying the tip of the iceberg in terms of the total mountain of evidence to have emerged over the years, the NY Post asserts:
It’s Erdogan’s commitment to global jihad, and specifically, to ISIS terrorists. Since 2012, the Turkish intelligence service, MIT, under Erdogan’s direction, has been providing resources and material assistance to ISIS, while Turkish Customs officials turned a blind eye to ISIS recruits flowing across Turkey’s borders into Syria and Iraq.
Scores of ISIS fighters captured by pro-U.S. Kurdish forces in northern Syria showed Turkish exit stamps on their passports, and otherwise boasted of the direct assistance they had received from Turkish authorities.
The report further cites a recently captured ISIS fighter, who told his Kurdish captors, “Turkish intelligence knows everything.”

Interestingly, then Vice President Joe Biden as early as 2014 in a Harvard address identified "our allies" and "our great friends" — among them Turkey, UAE, and Saudi Arabia — as being behind the rise of ISIS (of course, he stopped short of naming the United States, despite previously acknowledging the US worked "hand in glove" with these very countries in the Syrian war).

"Turkey admitted it had let too many foreign fighters cross its border into Syria," Biden explained at the time, as paraphrased by the BBC. "We could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them," Biden confessed, in what constituted America's #2 most powerful leader admitting the US' own role in fueling the rise of ISIS to topple Assad.
Biden's astounding 2014 admissions, the televised footage of which was easily available, were essentially buried by the mainstream media, which only commented on his later being forced to apologize for the frank and blunt remarks. The footage itself didn't air on any major network and is still by and large unknown to broader American public. 

And now five years after this and other evidence has been readily available, the NY Post documents that
Turkey’s assistance to ISIS starts right at the top.
In 2016, Wikileaks published an archive of 58,000 emails documenting the involvement of Erdogan’s son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, in helping ISIS market oil stolen from Syria and Iraq.
And more recently, many ISIS terrorists have simply donned a new uniform and joined Turkish-backed 'rebel' groups, to as the Post notes, to engage in "ethnic cleansing" of Syrian Kurds. 

And yet after all this it remains that Erdogan's Turkey is still a key member of NATO, American forces still work closely with the very military and intelligence services backing ISIS, and US troops still operate out of key Turkish bases like Incirlik air base.

Remember, it's only true if the MSM reports it to be true.

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

Facts About California's Mandatory Vaccine Law (Ben Swann)

We take a look into California's newly passed mandatory vaccine law modifying the oversight of vaccine exemptions, which has sparked controversy as some say this law effectively removes all medical exemptions putting thousands of children at risk. We interview the legendary activist, attorney, Chairman of the Children's Health Defense, and leading critic of the new law, Robert F Kennedy Jr., as we discuss who is actually behind the push for SB 276 as well as many other laws like it across the country in episode #3 of Truth in Media with Ben Swann.

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

Smoking Gun? Impeachment Blows Up In Democrat Faces...Again! (Liberty Report)

Just as the Democratic Party was gearing up for a good, old-fashioned impeachment - something they've been desperate for since Trump was elected - the release of the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the Ukraine president has fizzled their hopes. Again. There is no "there" there and again the Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media are left looking foolish.

The Liberty Report folks complaining that this Ukraine stuff is another distraction from real issues with the economy, with on going Presidential appointments, and with the war in Yemen etc .

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

Trump's Ukraine Transcript Reveals That The Democrats Made a HUGE Mistake, Are HELPING Trump (Tim Pool)

Trump's Ukraine Transcript Reveals That The Democrats Made a HUGE Mistake, Are HELPING Trump. It was nothing, a big ol nothing burger just like Russiagate.

Its a mini russiagate.

Democrats finally call for formal impeachment against Trump based off of evidence they hadn't seen and a statement from someone who didn't actually have first hand knowledge or potential wrongdoing.

Who could have seen this coming?

In the end we learn from Trump's Ukraine transcript that there was no quid pro quo, Trump offered nothing in exchange for anything and it was Ukraine that brought up Giuliani and his ongoing investigation. Trump actually asked the SAME THING Democrats asked for, to investigate what happened in 2016

Democrats are trying to impeach Trump for something they did on several occasions and the media and far left is desperately trying to justify impeachment.

Whether Joe Biden did anything wrong in his actions as VP are unknown but the conflict of interest is plainly visible. Biden should not have been interfering with a prosecutor that was looking into a company where his son worked. It doesn't mean Joe Biden broke the law but it does warrant a deeper look.

Trump, on the other hand, just released the transcript showing a nothing burger. Meanwhile the S&P took a huge hit due to impeachment fears. The Democrats antics are producing nothing and hurting the economy, something Trump will likely use moving forward.

Not to mention that the GOP raised 1 MILLION Dollars in 6 hours after the impeachment was announced.

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

Merkel Mismanagement Plunges Germany into Full on Recession

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Germany's looming recession as factory output hits a decade low. Germany suffered its biggest slowdown in factory output since the financial crisis, as the eurozone’s biggest economy is speeding towards recession.

Germany's latest flash composite purchasing managers’ index was 41.4 for manufacturing for September, down from 43.5 the previous month. This is the lowest reading since September 2009. A reading below the 50 mark represents a contraction. The German economy as a whole is contracting for the first time in over six  years, with manufacturing delivering the worst performance, and services also showing a slowdown.

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

Multiculturalism Brings Us “The Knockout Game”

Unz Review

September 23, 2019

His Name Is John Weed: 59-Year-Old White Man Murdered by Two Black Teens Playing “Knockout Game”

“The problem is the corporate media, academia, pop culture, rappers, black clergy, and Democrat Party are doing everything possible to accelerate anti-white hatred among the black population.”
According to FBI crime data, 82.5 percent to 85 percent of interracial crime involving white and black people is black-on-white violent crime.

“There is an astonishing level of consensus, at least among scholars, on the fact that almost all of the interracial crime that does occur in the United States is POC-on-white. In the representative year of 2008, 429,000 Black-on-white violent crimes and only 91,000 white-on-Black violent crimes were recorded by the FBI, and the proportional breakdown of interracial offenses by race was nearly identical during 2012 and 2015.”  (POC means people of color.)

“The FBI data would seem to indicate a race war is actually taking place, albeit an undeclared one, when 82.5 percent to 85 percent of interracial crime involving white and black people is black-on-white violent crime.” 

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

America's Deadliest Law (Tony Heller)

The EPA CO2 Endangerment Finding, issued under the Obama administration, is the biggest threat to America's future. It provides climate alarmists with the legal basis to shut down the energy supply which our civilization depends on.

"He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities"
- Voltaire

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

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Biden Scandal EXPLODES: Ukraine Fracking, Money Laundering, Bank of China Payoffs

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the latest updates in the Biden-Ukraine-China scandal that is blowing up in the face of the Democrat party primary front runner.

Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani has been looking into the Joe and Hunter Bidens’ ties to Ukraine, claiming Hunter Biden improperly benefited from business dealings in Ukraine with energy company Burisma Holdings as a member of its board and questioning whether his dad helped protect him.

According to Fox News (, Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma in April 2014, two months after Ukraine's Russia-friendly president was ousted by protesters and as his father was heavily involved in U.S. efforts to support the new pro-Western government and its pledge to fight corruption. The hiring of the younger Biden immediately raised concerns that the Ukrainian firm, whose owner was a political ally of the ousted president, was seeking to gain influence with the Obama administration.

Two years later, then-Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine unless a top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, was fired. Shokin was accused by many in Ukraine and in the West of being soft on corruption, but he also had been leading an investigation into Burisma's owner.

Trump has claimed Shokin "was after" Hunter Biden and the vice president was trying to protect his son.

“The very thing they’re accusing President Trump of doing, Biden did,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told “Fox & Friends” Monday.

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

President Trump Releases Transcripts of Conversation with Ukranian Leader (HA Goodman)

Just like the Russiagate hoax this Ukraine thing is a beat up. Trump is gonna release the transcripts. So far nothing has stuck despite illegal spying on his campaign by the FBI and other stuff. The lack of charges is not because there is a cover up, it's because there is a distinct lack of evidence (independent observers have pointed this out). On the other hand if 'they' wanted to pursue war crimes, illegal occupations of countries there would be a case... but no, the establishment is basically pro war, so that will not happen. This impeachment thing is ANOTHER distraction.

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

Democrats Are Walking Right Into Trump's TRAP, NYT Implies Trump WANTS The Impeachment Fight (Tim Pool)

Democrats Are Walking Right Into Trump's TRAP, NYT Implies Trump WANTS The Impeachment Fight. More and More Democrats are calling for impeachment of Donald Trump following the Ukraine scandal. But the NYT Asks Does Trump WANT To Be Impeached?

It's not that he wants to be impeached but that he wants the fight. It keeps Democrats off balance, stops them from campaigning on popular issues, and the scandal will cause a massive backfire against Joe Biden.

Trump in all likelihood will not be impeached and would win the fight and in the event he does it would rally his base and give him an excuse for any policy problem.

While we have seen the far left and the "resistance" continually demand impeachment, what is new are the moderate democrats now getting on board. This will put a huge divide between them and their voters as many moderate representatives come from areas Trump won in 2016.

What happens when Democrats rally for impeachment but then Trump drops the Ukraine transcript and its a big ol nothing burger?

It will be Russia 2.0 and leftists are already on thin ice having failed that play.

ps. Trump is releasing the transcripts.

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

Why Brexit Is Good For Working People In Clear, Simple Terms (Jimmy Dore)

Scottish political scientist and professor of international political economy at Brown University Mark Blyth explains how the European Union effects working people who aren't big banks.

I thought this was a good clip from the Jimmy Dore Show on the EU economic system. Only 13mins. And again, this is a progressive news sources pointing to the same issues that have been raised by other independent media. Basically, when you have a flood of labor (workers) wages go down. Corporations can fire or 'restructure' and rehire at a lower cost. Also, not having control over your own currency is a huge problem too. The looted Greece, in large part, because of that situation.

Plus, outsourcing and centralising industry removes wealth from local economies. It might be more efficient, but people without jobs can't buy things (at the local level).

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

The Supreme Court Moves to Stop Brexit (Sargon)

The elite are openly in revolt against the will of the people.

The court's decision rested on their definition of 'reasonable cause' to prorogue Parliament. According to Sargon, there was indeed a reasonable cause to do so since they had failed to move on Brexit (which was the will of the people). Notice that in defence of Parliament's actions the term 'parliamentary democracy' has been bandied around in order to hide the fact they are defying the will of the people (actual democracy).

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

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence (Tony Heller)

Climate alarmists want to redesign our entire civilization, economic system, lifestyle and energy infrastructure - without any debate. Carl Sagan said "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." In this video I show that Arctic alarmist claims are indeed extraordinary - but only in their deception.

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

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

CBS News Pushes 100% Propaganda On I-R-A-N (Jimmy Dore)

Trump is backing off on Iran, while the media is pushing for strikes or war.

This is an excellent MUST see clip from the Jimmy Dore Show pointing out all the Bullshit.

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

Defending Saudi Arabia...Hardly Our Moral Responsibility! (Liberty Report)

President Trump's decision to deploy more US troops (and more failed Patriot Missile batteries) signals the US Administration's continuing determination to back Saudi Arabia in its aggressive war against Yemen. The US tide of public opinion is turning against granting Saudi Arabia a blank check to destroy Yemen. Trump may find himself alone in his continued Saudi backstopping.

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

Who Was Behind 9/11? - David Icke

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

RECAP: The Incubator Babies Conspiracy

One of the lies to the 'American' people in order to get enough support to validate the first invasion of Iraq.

The Incubator Babies Conspiracy - babies killed in hospitals to steal the incubators, with the Kuwaiti Ambassador's daughter liying her ass off, and others repeating the same lie, and the media repeating it as if it were true.

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

Keiser Report (E1440): JP Morgan Bankers Charged with Racketeering

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the US Department of Justice finally catching on to the market manipulation by JPMorgan’s precious metals desk that Keiser Report had pointed out nearly ten years ago.

In the second half of the show, Max interviews Craig Hemke of about the significance of the racketeering charges against JPMorgan’s precious metals traders.

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

A Century Of Climate Crisis (Tony Heller)

The press warns us every day that we are having a climate crisis. And they should know, because they have been warning us about an imminent climate crisis for almost a century.

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

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Tulsi Gabbard Stuns Fox News War Hawk, 'Saudis are a Bigger Threat than Iran'

Tulsi Gabbard remains a rare voice, as a veteran seeking to dismantle American Empire and its regime change wars abroad, akin to a "Ron Paul of the Left".

She asks who is supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS groups in the ME? - for regime change wars. General Wesley Clark said the same thing a few years ago, and many others have pointed to the arms flows going to these terrorist groups coming from various Gulf States. It was reported in mainstream defence publications, like Jane's.

The misinformed public is VERY SLOW to pick up on what is going on over there.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2019.]

Putin Sends a Clear Message to Macron and the EU

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting in Moscow with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.

Putin expressed hope that he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the BRICS and APEC summits in November, further deepening the alliance between Russia and China. The Russian President then proceeded to sent a clear message directed at the EU and Emmanuel Macron, clarifying that Russia has fully aligned with China and nothing the EU could offer would have the ability to sway Russia back towards a western orbit.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2019.]

Gerard Menuhim, the Son of the Famous Jewish Violinist Yehudi Menuhim, Explains Why Germany and the Western World Are Finished

Gerard Menuhim, the Son of the Famous Jewish Violinist Yehudi Menuhim, Explains Why Germany and the Western World Are Finished:

“The myth of minority victimhood conditions the white majority to accept replacement-level immigration. These doctrines have been influential in English-speaking countries and much of Western Europe since the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

“Meanwhile in Germany immigration politics has started in the non-democratic mode typical of ethnic politics throughout the West. No referendum is planned to give Germans a choice concerning their destiny. With minor exceptions, citizens do not even have the option of voting against the open door policy in a normal election, because the major parties support open borders. Germans who wish to have a say in immigration policy must vote for new parties that have not yet been captured by special interests.

“Rising diversity undermines civil rights. Wherever the founding ethnic group has lost control of immigration, governments come under pressure from the political left and their minority clients to suppress “hate speech”, which can include statements of opinion and fact. The limiting of free speech also precedes and helps cause the rise of replacement level immigration. But certainly it is also an effect of diversity.

“Restrictions of speech have a chilling effect on public debate. The millions now flooding into Germany and Europe are beneficiaries of this repression. Their presence will only increase pressure on government to crack down on restless natives. The underlying reason for the crackdown will be the rise of massive endemic social conflict, wholly predictable and indeed predicted by social scientists.”

Source: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2019.]

Tanzania May Be Hiding Ebola Cases (Styx)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2019.]

Aesop's Fables - Film, Literature and the New World Order

On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order, James examines Aesop's Fables for some of the timeless wisdom that we can still benefit from here in the 21st century.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2019.]

My Gift To Climate Alarmists (Tony Heller)

This is my most concise expose of climate fraud. Please pass it around to everyone you know and your elected officials. The video is short, but cuts right to the heart of the matter.

When you cherry pick the starting date of a graph the trend line can be anything you want it to be.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2019.]

Monday, 23 September 2019

“Houthi Attack” on Saudi Oil Fields – a False Flag? The Financial Reaction Was Immediate (Peter Koenig)

On Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, a few drones – were they drones or long-range missiles? – hit the Saudis most important two oil fields, set them ablaze, apparently knocking out half of the Saudi crude production – but measured in terms of world production it is a mere 5%. Could be made up in no time by other Gulf oil producers – or indeed, as the Saudis said, by the end of September 2019 their production is back to ‘normal’ – to pre-attack levels.
The financial reaction was immediate. Saudi stocks fell, the oil prices rose, then settled and later fell again. It was an immediate reaction of major banks’ algorithmic speculation with about 10,000 operational hits a second. A trial for larger things to come?
The Yemeni Shiites, the Houthis, immediately claimed credit for the attack, saying they sent some ten “suicide drones” to the major Saudi oilfields and processing center. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, immediately and without a shred of evidence blamed Iran for the ‘terror attack’ – immediately more economic sanctions were imposed on Iran (Trump proudly said, the most severe ones ever put on a country), for an occurrence they had nothing to do with. – The Saudis, as if confused, held off on accusations. And as of this day, they refrain from accusing Iran. And this despite the fact that there is no love left between SA and Iran which would make blaming Iran a easy feat.
Also immediately following the attack, a high Iraqi Government official assured that the attack was launched from Iraqi soil, not from Yemen. But shortly thereafter Iraqi officials vehemently denied that they had anything to do with this attack. Yet, the launch location Iraq was “confirmed” by the leading Iraqi analyst based in the US, Entifadh Qanbar, President and Founder of the Future Foundation. The Asia Times says, he follows closely developments in his home country, and he has many associates feeding him with information that has proved more than once to be accurate. [Apparently], his information about the attack coming from Iraq is backed by prior history and by Pompeo’s clear declaration.

Here is the thing: Pompeo was never clear from where the attack was launched. He just blamed Iran. He then later, following Qanbar’s statement, joined the chorus, also saying the attack was launched from Iraq, that it was not originating from Yemen. Later the location was further defined as close to the Iranian border, from a “territory held by Iran sympathizing rebels”. No matter what, Iran remains the villain.

The Asia Times further reports,
[It] is growing more certain that the attacks on the Khurais oil fields and the Abqaig oil processing center in Saudi Arabia were launched from southern Iraq and not from Yemen by the Houthis. This was made clear by Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who said: “There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.”
If it all sounds like a big fabricated confusion, it’s because it is a big fabricated confusion. Iran is singled out; fingers pointing to Iran (except, miraculously those of Saudi Arabia), like a sledgehammer hitting Iran, again and again. – The mainstream media loves it. Today, a week after the attack, most nobody remembers the Houthis claiming responsibility – it was Iran. Period. The media blitz won.

But let’s look at this more carefully. The Saudis have about a 70-billion-dollar annual military budget, an armada of US missile defense systems – quite a sizable budget for a country that is studded with US military bases, receives permanent US military and logistics support, technical advice and on the ground defense systems – plus bombs and missiles delivered from the US, UK and France. How come the US-UK-France backed Saudi defense was unable to detect this, albeit, sophisticated drone (missile?) attack? Some say, too sophisticated for the Houthis? – Doesn’t that raise some questions?

Who wins? – Yes, the table is turning and the Houthis are now on the winning side. And they clearly have taken strength. Yemen has lost tens of thousands of people, including thousands and thousands of children through bombs, famine and diarrheal diseases, including a massive cholera epidemic, in an unjust and unprovoked war that started in early 2015, carried out by Saudis as a proxy for the Washington and Pentagon handlers.

 Many of the debris of weapons you find on the ground in Yemen say ‘Made in USA’ – which would lead you to conclude that America is at war with Yemen, not the Saudis. Yemen occupies a strategic geographic and geopolitical location and must not be ruled by a people-friendly government, let alone by a socialist leaning government, as the Houthis are. Besides, Yemen may have huge deep off-shore oil reserves.

Isn’t it logical that the Houthis hit back to defend themselves to eventually reach an end to the war and its indescribable atrocities? – Isn’t it weird that the misery and tens of thousands of Yemeni deaths in an unjust and purely criminal aggression instigated by the US, carried out by Riyadh and lasting already for more than 4 years, that this monstrous aggression pales in the mainstream media, as compared to two blazing Saudi oil fields?  Doesn’t that say a lot about our programed to the core western brains, our sense of humanity, what’s left of it?

The biggest winner may be Washington. They have a new devastating blame on Iran – more sanctions, more justification to launch a direct confrontation against Iran – possibly through Israel, or the NATO forces; the “neutral” international killing machine – an amalgam of spineless Europeans and Canada, who love to dance to the tunes of Washington – hoping to get some crumbs of the loot at the end of the day, before the empires falls.

But there is more. Almost unrelated, but if you look closer the dots click and connect. And that’s where the ‘false flag’ comes in. It is indeed very possible that the attack, by drones or missiles was launched out of Iraq – either directly by US forces, or by US-trained terrorist groups.

The US has countless military bases in Iraq. A false flag, i.e. an attack at one of the major energy resources the world still uses to economically survive – hydrocarbons – will definitely enhance the planned ‘new’ economic crisis that is ‘over-due’ and has begun trickling down the melting pillars of western social infrastructure – unemployment on the rise (the real figures), to hit the western world in full swing in 2020 and counting – a financial crisis sustained by astronomical energy prices – what better scenario to shuffle more wealth from down to up, from the poor to the rich? – This attack on the Saudi oil fields may be just the beginning of more to come. Wall Street is trained in capitalizing on “crisis oil”.

In parallel with this Houthi or non-Houthi attack, according to many economists’ assessments – a crisis worse than 2008 / 2009, has indeed already been launched, as worldwide GDP growth is already slowing way beyond expectations. The year 2020 and the following years, may perhaps go down in history as the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It may also be the last one under the current western fiat money system.

But how to construct the crisis? The dollar hegemony is faltering rapidly – trust in the US economy is in freefall. The smart heads of neoliberal thinking, FED, IMF, ECB, are at a loss of finding the ‘right solution’ – but yes, the principle of looting the poor for the benefit of the rich must go on. In the last ten years, enough hard and social capital has been accumulated – social welfare, pensions, health services, public education and infrastructure, social and physical – for the kleptocrats to shuffle some trillions upwards, and let the working class start from scratch again. The example Greece is a demonstration in a crystal ball. The IMF, ECB and European Commission (EC) are to be proud of their achievement.

There is confusion and uncertainty. The FED just lowered the interest rate by 0.25% down to a range of 1.75% – 2%, with Chairman Jerome Powell’s incoherent explanations, clearly under pressure from President Trump, who wants to be reelected next year – hoping to defer a major crisis. At the same token, the lead interest in other western countries, are adjusted to reflect the FED’s decision. In Switzerland, where the Swiss Franc is one of the assets of refuge in cases of crisis, the Central Bank just decided to leave interbank rates at minus 0.75%, in line with other western central banks.  Listening to central bankers, there is not going to be any significant change in low or minus interest rates in the foreseeable future. An economic aberration if ever there was one!

People – bank on it! Borrow and invest at no cost like there is no tomorrow. Help building the bubble of debt – when it bursts, you know what happens – and burst it will. It’s just a matter of time.

Yet, there seems to be an indecision – indicating a major dollar crisis is looming, but nobody quite knows how ‘major’ and how it will pan out and where; quite unusual for these heads of wisdom, running the financial globe’s kingdom.

Madame Christine Lagarde, changing ship from the IMF to the ECB (European Central Bank), the outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and the former New York Federal Reserve Bank chiefBill Dudley, hinted that the United States might have to give up her dollar dominance, the backbone for her world hegemony – and let it be replaced by a kind of Special Drawing Rights (SDR), in which the dollar might still have a dominant role, but, albeit, it would no longer be seen as a untrustworthy fiat Ponzi scheme.

The decadent dollar would be hidden among the other currencies of the basket, presumably the British Pound, the Euro, the Japanese Yen and the Chinese Yuan – if the pattern of the current IMF SDR basket was to be followed. The hegemonic power of the dollar might be hidden, so that the world’s “worries” vis-à-vis the western dollar dominated economy, could be at least partially and temporarily mitigated (see Will the IMF, Federal Reserve, Negative Interest Rates and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy?
What does all that have to do with the Yemeni attack on the Saudi oil fields?
The reduction of the Saudi crude production – cut in half, though amounting only to 5% of world production – would under normal circumstances hardly affect significantly the world petrol price – unless it becomes the subject of speculation, which it obviously will, a justified “high risk” speculation. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and others are experts in the matter, doing the bidding for the FED, IMF, ECB, BIS – the western instruments behind the dollar system – let it milk as much as it can, before biting the dust – letting it shuffle as much as it can from the bottom to the top, as is usual for a manufactured economic crisis. Mind you, they ALL are and have been manufactured for at least the last 100 years.
While the uncertainty about (western) global interest rates prevails – a major attack on a couple of Saudi oil fields is an ideal reason for letting oil prices skyrocket. It could make for an ideal ‘false flag’; a win-win for Washington: sustaining the manufactured economic crisis with an attack on major oil fields (maybe the first of others to come) – and – a good new reason to blame Iran – another good reason to go to war with Iran. But will the Trump Administration dare?
In today’s world, economic progress is still measured in linear GDP output which, in turn, depends largely on available (and affordable) energy. Once the hydrocarbon damage or shortage is known or predictable in term of escalating oil prices – pundits claim it could exceed the100 dollar mark, decisions on how to deal with interest rates are much easier. Combine this with ongoing trade wars, real wars in the Middle East and elsewhere, economic strangulations left and right, regime change efforts, refugee issues – you have the perfect scenario for the next crisis.
To this you may add the Soros-driven massive around-the-globe climate hype, but I mean a ferocious climate propaganda machine, the highly publicized “Greta Crowd”, the “Friday for Future” school strike movement, and more, much more, prompting a special UN Climate Conference – 23 September. As Carla Stea from Global Research pointedly asks: Has the UN become a Wall Street Asset? (

All of this with the specific objective of collecting enormous sums of special ‘climate taxes’, for everything that moves and that our usual climate “scientists” are connecting with global warming, or more politically correct “climate change”. There is talk about the revival of some kind of the infamous “carbon fund”. Most of day-in-day-out manipulated westerners will happily pay the extra “fee” to clear their minds of ‘guilt’ and go on with life. Never mind, that climate change is a natural phenomenon and is primarily nature-driven, as Mother Earth has done for the four billion years of her existence.
This fits well with the attacks on the Saudi oil fields – who knows, others may follow – as the destruction, or disruption of the flow of vital hydrocarbon energy resources serves the Bigger Picture – bringing about a major worldwide economic depression. And by now, we know, that every recession-depression brings more misery to the poor and makes the rich richer.

So, ‘cui bono’ – is as usual the western corporate military and financial elite. Therefore, a false flag attack on the Saudi Oil fields – of course with the Saudis in collusion, is not as far-fetched as one might believe at first glance. Last Saturday’s attack may be just the first one of a serious of misdeeds on the Middle Eastern oil industry – to drive oil prices up – a solid support to the well-prepared financial crisis.
This is first-rate economic terrorism. The dollar may survive a few years longer, while the children of Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua – you name it – will continue to be exposed to man-made misery no end. – Let’s stop this criminal western shenaniganism now! – Let’s disconnect our economies from the west, of those who are aware and awaken, and turn to the East, where the future is.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; Greanville Post; TeleSUR; The Saker Blog, the New Eastern Outlook (NEO); and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
Peter Koenig is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.
First published by the New Eastern Outlook – NEO


Doubting Iran Link, Macron Sends French Experts to Investigate Saudi Oil Attack

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

America: A Land Without Truth (Paul Craig Roberts)

It has been 17 days since a four-year study of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 by civil engineers was made available to the media.  The study concluded that fire was not the cause of the collapse of the 47-story building.  The study also concluded that “the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building.” 

In other words, the study concludes that the building was intentionally destroyed by controlled demolition.  Controlled demolition means that there was a plan to destroy the building and that access to the building inhabited by a number of US security agencies was permitted in order to wire the building for demolition.  This finding is consistent with what the owner of the World Trade Center, Silverstein, said on television, that the decision was made “to pull” the building. 

To pull a building means to bring it down by controlled demolition.  Later, Silverstein tried to retract his admission and claimed that he meant the decision was made to pull the firemen out of the building, but according to reports no firemen were in the building as the fires were not regarded as of any consequence.

After 17 days, the report of the civil engineering team remains unmentioned in the American media except for a local Alaska TV station and a local Alaska newspaper.  The report went straight into the Memory Hole.  The vast majority of the American people will never know that the information has been kept from them.

The pile of lies that constitutes American awareness is very high. Indeed, it is as high as the hundred-story twin towers: the lies about Gaddafi and Libya, Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, Yemen, Pakistan, China, Russian invasions, World War II, World War I, Vietnam War, overthrows of Latin American governments, Ukraine, Spanish/American war, and on, and on.

All of these lies have been exposed, but the facts have been kept from the vast majority of Americans.  Historians such as Howard Zinn in his book, A People’s History of the United States, and Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick in their book, The Untold History of the United States, attempted to make Americans more aware of the false reality in which they live, but the small number of voices on the side of truth are simply overwhelmed by a massive propaganda machine.

The reason for the dim future that the United States faces is that explanations are controlled by elites in the interest of their agendas.  There is no independent media except on the Internet, and that media is being overwhelmed by the numerous elite-sponsored websites.

Many Americans are too mentally and emotionally weak to come to grips with the possibility that the events of September 11, 2001, were a false flag attack orchestrated in order to serve agendas hidden from the American people.  They are much more comfortable not to look at the evidence and simply dismiss it as a “conspiracy theory.”

The families of those killed in the twin towers made a stink about the unexplained total failure of US national security.  No one was held accountable for the amazing security breaches and dysfunction of the national security state.  Washington tried to buy off the families with money, but only partially succeeded. The “Jersey Girls” helped to rally impacted families.  After one year of stonewalling their demands for an investigation, the White House finally agreed to a political investigation and appointed the 9/11 Commission, which avoided a forensic investigation.  

In contrast to the families who lost members in the twin towers, I have never heard anything about a similar organization of families of those who died in the hijacked airliners.  Perhaps they are included in the 9/11 Family Steering Committee.  If so, they must have been silent members.  I have not come across any sign of them demanding explanations.  It is almost as if they don’t exist. 

Those who know that they have been lied to about Septermer 11, 2001, are still trying to get truthful answers.  A report on their latest efforts can be found here:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

SNC-Lavalin, Media Payoffs, Blackface...Is Justin Trudeau Fit to Govern Canada?

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's blackface photo and video scandal, which has the virtue signaling, neoliberal standard-bearer trying to explain his obsession with painting his face black, for which he has done a minimum of three times, and at the mature age of 29 years old.

With elections in Canada in less than a month, will Trudeau survive this latest scandal (in a long list of scandals), or will the woke mob culture he has pushed upon others during his tenure as Prime Minsiter, take him down as well?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

Why "Islam IS RIGHT About Women" is Causing "Confusion & Anger" (Black Pigeon)

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Progressives vs conservative religious belief - exposed.


Islam Is Right About Women (Sargon)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

Yellow Vests Not ‘Corporate Approved’ Like Climate Protests – Galloway

While climate protests rage across the world, the Yellow Vests gear up for another weekend of militant action in France. Former UK MP George Galloway weighs in.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

The Climate Prophets (Tony Heller)

A group of Iowa academics just released their latest climate prophecies. In this video I look at their unsupportable claims, which are the exact opposite of historical trends.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

SJWs Aren't Customers...They Are ANTI-Customers (Comics MATTER w/Ya Boi Zack )

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2019.]

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Attack on Saudi Aramco Facilities Exposes MbS Weakness, as Flotation to Save Kingdom Jeopardized

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the recent press conference given by Saudi Arabia where the Kingdom revealed "evidence" that the Aramco attacks were "unquestionably sponsored" by Iran.

Fallout from Saudi Arabia's ability to defend their most prized asset now has MbS considering a push back of Aramco's flotation as investors now question the safety of the oil facilities being offered in the flotation.


"Suspiciously Well Placed": First Images Of Crippling Damage To Giant Khurais Oil Field Revealed

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2019.]

Latest Trump Witch Hunt Involving Ukraine Boomerangs Towards Joe Biden

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the latest attempt to derail Trump's presidency which revolves around the US president asking Ukraine to conduct a legal investigation into former US Vice President Joe Biden, who boasted, on video, about withholding $1 billion in US loan guarantees unless Ukraine fired the man charged with investigating his son, Hunter, and his son's company Burisma for corruption.

The Washington Post is now quietly reporting that a July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not contain an explicit quid pro quo if Ukraine launched an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's son as initially reported.

In other words, there was no quid pro quo (during that specific phone call) offered in exchange for Trump asking Ukraine officials to investigate possible crimes committed by Hunter Biden.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2019.]

Trump Has SURPASSED Obama Approval Despite 92% Negative Press, Democrats FLIPPING Republican (Tim Pool)

Trump Has SURPASSED Obama Approval Despite 92% Negative Press, Democrats FLIPPING Republican. The latest polling aggregate has Trump above Obama for the same time in Obama's presidency.

The most important factor, Obama won reelection.
If Trump is doing BETTER than its just more evidence that Trump is on track to defeat the democrats come 2020.

But why is Trump's approval going up? It is likely due to the far left push by Democrats and the more extreme positions being taken in an effort to one up each other. CNN reported that a democratic stronghold in Minnesota was flipping to republicans despite the town voting Democrat locally.

The only thing I see that can cause such a dramatic circumstance, where locals vote Republican nationally and Democrat locally, is that the 2020 Democrats have embraced far left positions to an extreme degree. Locally moderates fared well in the midterms, its the national level politicians embracing the far left.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2019.]

Tucker: Climate Protests are Not About the Environment

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2019.]

Fake Nobel Prize - Fake Hockey Stick (Tony Heller)

Michael Mann told the courts that he was a Nobel Prize recipient, even though he never received anything from the Nobel Prize Committee. So he forged a fake Nobel Prize certificate and put his name on it. In this video, I show how his science is just as fake as his Nobel Prize.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 22nd, 2019.]

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Israelis Have Made their Verdict Clear: Benjamin Netanyahu’s Time is Up (Jonathan Cook)

For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or should his 10-year divisive rule come to an end?
Barring a last-minute upset as the final ballot papers are counted, Israelis have made their verdict clear: Netanyahu’s time is up.

In April’s inconclusive election, which led to this re-run, Netanyahu’s Likud party tied with its main opponent in the Blue and White party, led by retired general Benny Gantz. This time Gantz appears to have nudged ahead, with 32 seats to Netanyahu’s 31 in the 120-member parliament. Both parties fared worse than they did in April, when they each secured 35 seats.

But much more significantly, Netanyahu appears to have fallen short of the 61-seat majority he needs to form yet another far-right government comprising settler and religious parties.

His failure is all the more glaring, given that he conducted by far the ugliest – and most reckless – campaign in Israeli history. That was because the stakes were sky-high.

Only a government of the far-right – one entirely beholden to Netanyahu – could be relied on to pass legislation guaranteeing him immunity from a legal process due to begin next month. Without it, he is likely to be indicted on multiple charges of fraud and breach of trust.

So desperate was Netanyahu to avoid that fate, according to reports published in the Israeli media on election day, that he was only a hair’s breadth away from launching a war on Gaza last week as a way to postpone the election.

Israel’s chief law officer, attorney general Avichai Mendelblit, stepped in to halt the attack when he discovered the security cabinet had approved it only after Netanyahu concealed the army command’s major reservations.

Netanyahu also tried to bribe right-wing voters by promising last week that he would annex much of the West Bank immediately after the election – a stunt that blatantly violated campaigning laws, according to Mendelblit.

Facebook was forced to shut down Netanyahu’s page on two occasions for hate speech – in one case after it sent out a message that “Arabs want to annihilate us all – women, children and men”. That sentiment appeared to include the 20 per cent of the Israeli population who are Palestinian citizens.

Netanyahu incited against the country’s Palestinian minority in other ways, not least by constantly suggesting that their votes constituted fraud and that they were trying to “steal the election”.

He even tried to force through a law allowing his Likud party activists to film in Arab polling stations – as they covertly did in April’s election – in an unconcealed attempt at voter intimidation.

The move appeared to have backfired, with Palestinian citizens turning out in larger numbers than they did in April.

US President Donald Trump, meanwhile, intervened on Netanyahu’s behalf by announcing the possibility of a defence pact requiring the US to come to Israel’s aid in the event of a regional confrontation.

None of it helped.

Netanayhu’s only hope of political survival – and possible avoidance of jail time – depends on his working the political magic he is famed for.

That may prove a tall order. To pass the 61-seat threshold, he must persuade Avigdor Lieberman and his ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party to support him.

Netanyahu and Lieberman, who is a settler, are normally ideological allies. But these are not normal times. Netanyahu had to restage the election this week after Lieberman, sensing the prime minister’s weakness, refused in April to sit alongside religious parties in a Netanyahu-led government.

Netanyahu might try to lure the fickle Lieberman back with an irresistible offer, such as the two of them rotating the prime ministership.

But Lieberman risks huge public opprobrium if, after putting the country through a deeply unpopular re-run election, he now does what he refused on principle to do five months ago.

Lieberman has nearly doubled his party’s seats to nine, by insisting that he is the champion of the secular Israeli public.

Most importantly for Lieberman, he finds himself once again in the role of kingmaker. It is almost certain he will shape the character of the next government. And whoever he anoints as prime minister will be indebted to him.

The deadlock that blocked the formation of a government in April still stands. Israel faces the likelihood of weeks of frantic horse-trading and even the possibility of a third election.

Nonetheless, from the perspective of Palestinians – whether those under occupation or those living in Israel as third-class citizens – the next Israeli government is going to be a hardline right one.

On paper, Gantz is best placed to form a government of what is preposterously labelled the “centre-left”. But given that its backbone will comprise Blue and White, led by a bevy of hawkish generals, and Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu, it would, in practice, be nearly as right wing as Netanyahu’s.

Gantz even accused Netanyahu of stealing his idea in announcing last week that he would annex large parts of the West Bank.

The difficulty is that such a coalition would depend on the support of the 13 Joint List legislators representing Israel’s large Palestinian minority. That is something Lieberman has rejected out of hand, calling the idea “absurd” early on Wednesday as results were filtering in. Gantz appears only a little more accommodating.

The solution could be a national unity government comprising much of the right: Gantz’s Blue and White teamed up with Likud and Lieberman. Both Gantz and Lieberman indicated that was their preferred choice on Wednesday.

The question then would be whether Netanyahu can worm his way into such a government, or whether Gantz demands his ousting as a price for Likud’s inclusion.

Netanyahu’s hand in such circumstances would not be strong, especially if he is immersed in a protracted legal battle on corruption charges. There are already rumblings of an uprising in Likud to depose him.

One interesting outcome of a unity government is that it could provoke a constitutional crisis by making the Joint List, the third-largest party, the official opposition. That is the same Joint List described by Netanyahu as a “dangerous anti-Zionist” party.

Ayman Odeh would become the first leader of the Palestinian minority to attend regular briefings by the prime minister and security chiefs.

Netanyahu will continue as caretaker prime minister for several more weeks – until a new government is formed. If he stays true to form, there is plenty of mischief he can instigate in the meantime.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2019.]

Greater Idlib: Is Syrian Army Advance Inevitable?

After over 8 years of war, the province of Idlib and its surrounding areas remain the key stronghold of radical militant groups in Syria. Over the past years, anti-government armed groups suffered a series of defeats across the country and withdrew towards northwestern Syria. The decision of the Syrian Army to allow encircled militants to withdraw towards Idlib enabled the rescue of thousands of civilians, who were being used by them as human shields in such areas as Aleppo city and Eastern Ghouta. At the same time, this increased significantly the already high concentration of militants in Greater Idlib turning it into a hotbed of radicalism and terrorism.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2019.]

Students Put On Probation For Supporting Trump, You Cant Even Support The President Anymore??! (Tim Pool)

Totalitarianism. If one disagrees with the President, or wants to be critical of his policies, then freedom of speech allows one to put up material (banners etc) and to argue that point publicly. So if people want to be supportive of Trump then that is their right too.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2019.]

Justin Trudeau is Cancelled 😄 (PJW)

Identity politics eats its own again. Glorious.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2019.]

Weather or Not shows Whether or Not there is Any Rational Reason for a "Climate Strike"

Great weather for going outside, cutting class and protesting lousy weather, since most places will be so nice The hypocrisy of the climate strike exposes

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2019.]

Even More Fraud From The Union Of Concerned Scientists (Tony Heller)

I've called out the Union of Concerned Scientists over their climate fraud many times, bu they keep ramping it up. They have a new report out about Midwest heat, intended to scare children. In this video I show how everything they claim is the exact opposite of reality.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 21st, 2019.]

Friday, 20 September 2019

Building 7 - The Achilles Heel - David Icke

Some people have the wrong idea about the WTC7 demolition (thanks to disinformation). I'll use this Icke video to clear up a few things (ed.).

Note: The official explanation is that this building came down due to fire fuelled by office furnishings.

However, fire never causes the sort of collapse we saw. Only controlled demolition can cause the sort of rapid, freefall symmetrical collapse that was seen. There is no evidence for a particularly hot fire in the building at the time of the collapse either. Beforehand, there were isolated fires on a few floors, where the windows were broken, that burned out as the office furnishing were consumed. At the time of collapse there were no signs of fire, while smoke was seen against the building face coming from the nearby Building 5 (that was engulfed in fire, and did not collapse). If there were significant fires still burning inside WTC7 then we would see orange glowing (flames) coming from inside the building. This was not seen. Even with fires on whole floors, the steel structure would act as a heat sink, and absorb the energy, just as in every high rise building fire previously. Steel is heat resistant, and buildings tend to be over engineered so that a loss of strength due to fire at a particular point does not impact the overall structural integrity. It takes quite a lot of energy to heat up structural steel. The idea that fire caused the collapse (we saw) of WTC7 (or the melted steel documented by FEMA) is plainly ridiculous . The bottom line is, at the time of collapse, there is no evidence of a significant fire in WTC7. The official story assumes this to be so, but it is a false assumption, and everything derived from it is wrongheaded thinking. With a set of false assumptions one can imagine literally any sort of outcome. What the official story lacks is evidence. Meanwhile the evidence of the fall itself, and the explosions heard by multiple witnesses, strongly points to controlled demolition (see related videos).


Architects and Engineers: Solving the Mystery of Building 7 - w/ Ed Asner

9/11 Whistleblowers: Barry Jennings

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 20th, 2019.]