Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Did Putin Just Ask For Iran's Exit From Syria In Meeting With Assad?


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid an unannounced visit to Vladimir Putin on Thursday evening at the Russian president's summer home in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi where the two leaders discussed the process for winding down the war in Syria, and notably the reduction of foreign troop presence in the country.

This marks the third such known meeting inside Russia between Assad and President Putin since 2015, and the first since two major instances of external airstrikes on the Syrian government dramatically escalated the prospect for broader war. The first was the April 13th US-led coalition attack involving over one hundred missiles on sites in and around Damascus; and the second was the May 10 Israeli attack on dozens of targets inside Syria in what was the biggest military escalation between the two countries in decades.

No doubt the two leaders, both long branded international pariahs by the West, had a lot to discuss after the uptick of external military action in Syria, but likely looming larger was the Iran and Israel question, and Israel's continued threats of attack should its "Iranian red line" go unenforced.

Recall that a mere week ago Netanyahu concluded a 10-hour visit with Putin in Moscow just as Israeli jets were in the air beginning strikes against Syrian bases said to house Iranian troops.
And crucially, Syria's state-run SANA has confirmed that Putin told Assad during the meeting that "foreign armed forces" would leave Syria.

The official readout of the meeting quotes President Putin as saying, “We affirm that with the achievement of the big victories and the remarkable successes by the Syrian Arab army in the fight against terrorism and with the activation of the political process, it is necessary for all foreign forces to withdraw from the Syrian Arab Republic territories.”

This is a reference to the still ongoing but thorny Astana, Kazakhstan centered talks involving Russia, Turkey, and Iran which has been by and large rejected by the vast majority of anti-Assad fighters, especially due to Iran's contentious role as a main guarantor of the deal. 

For this reason most media outlets commenting on Putin's reference to "foreign forces" interpret this as a jab at key Syrian ally Iran; however, a number of Middle East based journalists and analysts point to US occupying forces in Syria's northeast, as well as Turkey's military and armed proxy groups in the formerly Syrian Kurdish Afrin canton near Aleppo, and the tens of thousands for foreign jihadists that continue to fight in Syria — many of them state sponsored by Saudi Arabia and other external actors.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-19/did-putin-just-ask-irans-exit-syria-meeting-assad

This will deescalate the Israeli push for air strikes against Iranian forces in Syria - although they will likely keep bombing intermittently regardless.  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – May 21, 2018: Syrian Army Liberates Southern Damascus As ISIS Withdraws




The US is allegedly ending support for the militants in the North of Syria, while establishing bases, along with the French, in the East.

Related:

Northeastern Syria: Militants Continue Plundering Public Assets, Transfer Infrastructures to Turkey

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

Trump Administration Bows to South Korea Desire to Cancel Planned Joint Training Exercise


A planned training exercise involving U.S. B-52 bombers and South Korean planes was scrapped earlier this week after the South Korean government expressed concerns that it could generate tensions before a planned summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to U.S. officials.

The move follows repeated assertions by the Trump administration that it is keeping up a campaign of maximum economic and military pressure until North Korea gives up its nuclear-weapons programs and that the U.S. hasn’t changed the scope of its exercises.

But the South Koreans asked not to participate in what was intended to be a three-nation air drill involving the U.S., South Korea and Japan, the U.S. officials said. The U.S., which has sought to maintain political solidarity with Seoul during a turbulent period of diplomacy with North Korea, hasn’t commented publicly on the South Korean decision.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-bows-to-south-korea-desire-to-cancel-planned-joint-training-exercise-2018-05-19?ns=prod/accounts-mw

A good sign. It seems wiser heads are prevailing here.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

BBC gets "technical difficulties" when reporter mentions MI6's involvement in torture




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

A Final Solution to the Millennial Question - Sargon


They hate the West for it's tolerance while most of the world is racist. It's the progressive's burden to get out there and teach them the ways of tolerance!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

New Comic Book Shoots To Number 1 On Its First Day, Panicking The Left


Vox Day joins Alex Jones to break down how his new comic book, Alt-Hero, has just been released and already jumped to the top selling comics of online shopping. The culture war wages on!



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

The bottom line is the vast majority of males in the world, the people who buy comics, are heterosexuals who are not overly interested in social justice issues. While are not against equal rights when it comes to work opportunities they most certainly do not want to hear that there is something intrinsically wrong with being a male (especially a white male - "the patriarchy"). That sort of guilt narrative is not going to wash hence the success of Alt Hero.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

Home of scientists who discovered contaminants in vaccines RAIDED; documents confiscated for the “good of science”


Vaccines are one of the most hotly debated topics today, and their defenders often ask those who voice concerns about vaccines to furnish evidence that they’re bad. While there is no shortage of studies showing the harm they cause, a recent incident reminds us that there is likely a lot more information out there about vaccine dangers that never sees the light of day.

Recently, the home of a pair of world-renowned scientists who found contaminants in several common vaccines was raided, and authorities confiscated documents related to their findings along with computers, flash drives, and years of research.

After publishing a study exposing nanoparticulate contaminants in vaccines, Dr. Antonietta Gatti and her husband, Dr. Stefano Montanari, attracted the attention of authorities in Italy, Europe and the U.S. Dr. Gatti showed that vaccines contain inorganic adjuvants such as steel, tungsten and copper – components that aren’t declared in the vaccine’s labels.

They likely got there during the vaccine creation process or through polluted components. Once injected into a person’s tissue, their danger grows because they become trapped in the tissue and cause permanent inflammation. Is this really something we want injected into anybody, much less babies and toddlers whose bodies are still developing?

Dr. Montanari likened these particles to a bullet. If you’re shot in the heart, he says, it doesn’t matter whether the bullet was made of iron or titanium – you’ve got a hole in your heart either way, and that’s never a good thing. Dr. Gatti was about to testify before the Italian parliament about the dangers of these vaccine contaminants when her home was raided.

How often does this happen?

How many times has this happened before? What else about vaccines have those in power used questionable means to keep under wraps? The truth is that we have no way of knowing, but this and other stories certainly give us a lot to worry about. For example, a scientist who had been researching the link between autism and vaccines, Dr. James Bradstreet, was found floating in a river, dead with a gunshot wound in his chest in 2015. The Georgia doctor was an expert witness in federal court for vaccine-injured families, and just before his death, his office was subjected to a multi-agency raid that was led by the FBI.
http://govtslaves.info/2018/05/home-of-scientists-who-discovered-contaminants-in-vaccines-raided-documents-confiscated-for-the-good-of-science/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

NGOs Are The Deep State's Trojan Horses (Corbett Report)


The Trojan horse was the earliest recorded military psyop. That psyop continues to be deployed on unsuspecting populations and it is just as useful as ever, but today's tricksters have donned the mantle of philanthropy, and their Trojan horses are not wooden statues but non-governmental organizations offering "aid" to foreign nations. In today's edition of The Corbett Report, we'll learn about how NGOs are the deep state's Trojan horses.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

Norman Finkelstein on Israel's 'Murderous Assault on Nonviolent Protesters' in Gaza


Norman Finkelstein says Israeli forces have conducted "a murderous assault on nonviolent protesters" in Gaza's Great March of Return, because peaceful Palestinian protest threatens not Israel, but its occupation.



While there was some rock throwing and anger from the protesters, the Israeli reaction, using 'butterfly' expanding bullets, was way over the top. The Palestinians have been ethnically cleansed and now live in areas where the water and food is contaminated - it is little wonder they have turned to extremist acts. (The video above was posted on May 11th before the worst of the recent massacres.)

Part 2: Finkelstein: Where's the Solidarity for Gaza? (2/3)  


Part 3: Will Gaza March End in Israel’s Worst Killings Yet? (3/3)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

Judge Jeanine: Sessions is the Most Dangerous Man in America


Jeff Sessions has done nothing to give Americans any kind of confidence in the Justice Department.



Sessions is acting as an accomplice after the fact with his stonewalling and cover-up of clear criminal activity.

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

Former US Attorney: Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan Led Group Trying to Frame Trump

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

"Stopping Robert Mueller" Article Implodes Alt-Left as Twitter Conducts Damage Control (Styx)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

Hungarian Prime Minister Accuses George Soros Of Spreading Anti-Semitism Across Europe


In a written response to Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, Orban said of Soros, who is Jewish, that:

“I would respectfully call your attention... to the fact that the Foundation and its founder bear personal responsibility for the growth of anti-Semitism in Europe.

They have brought people to Europe - among migrants - whose political and religious views have dramatically increased the vulnerability of our Jewish communities.

In contrast, Hungary and its government protects European Jewish communities when it prevents the uncontrolled entry of migrants into the European Union.

...

Our policy has moral and theoretical reasons, and also serves the idea of Jewish-Christian coexistence, in which we continue to believe with conviction. For this we do not expect any recognition, or gratitude from the World Jewish Congress, of course."
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-18/hungarian-prime-minister-accuses-george-soros-spreading-anti-Semitism

The pushing of mass migration into Europe by Soros is ultimately intended to fracture powerful European States and to drive the Jewish residents there to Israel.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

Islam Party Wants to Transform Belgium


Columnist Katie Hopkins on a rising force in Belgian politics.



This is the problem with political Islam vs liberal democracies. The Islamists was to impose policies of intolerance. The two don't mix.

The only solution is to kick out the Islamists. Ban them. Send those that can be sent back to their countries of origin.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

This Week in Stupid (20/05/2018) - Sargon


Americans talking about the Royal Wedding, imperial football hooligans and a wanking loicense and an update on the chaos in Venezuela.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

The Huge Fraud Behind Our Stock Market (Redacted Tonight)




The fundamental nature of Ponzi Scheme stock markets.

Comment: Almost all companies should not be listed on a stock market.

The system is set up to serve speculation and is based on growth and expanding profit, rather than a sustainable profit making model.

Companies should be able to issue shares to raise short term capital and then have these shares paid back over time, like a loan. Mining or biotech or any other company might require capital to start up, but they don't require capital once they are in profitable operation. If more money is needed then other short term shares could be offered again. The promise implicit in the shares is that the company will turn a profit and the investor will be repaid for taking a calculated (long term) risk. A system of limited trading of the existing shares could be allowed - but designed to stop speculative bubbles.

The underlying problem with listed companies is that they are slaves to speculators and profiteers 'investing' in the markets and will do anything to expand or save money so that their quarterly accounts improve. In the end the companies often screw over their workers, their supplies and others to increase profits. On the other hand a privately held company can afford to put money back into their work force, and give a fair cut of the profits to their suppliers.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 22nd, 2018.]

Monday, 21 May 2018

New Ebola Outbreak Reaches A Major City In Congo As The WHO Warns About The Possibility Of “An Explosive Increase In Cases”


The worst Ebola outbreak in a number of years has health officials on high alert, and the fact that a case is now being reported in a major city is extremely concerning.  As we have seen during past outbreaks, Ebola can spread very rapidly, and the mortality rate during an outbreak is often above 50 percent.  A few years ago, just rumors that Ebola might start spreading inside the United States caused quite a bit of panic out there.  Let us hope that this current outbreak is brought under control quickly, because Ebola is a horrible, horrible disease.

The reason why there is so much concern at the moment is because a brand new case of Ebola is being reported in a city of more than a million people.  The following comes from NPR
A new case of Ebola has emerged in an urban area of Democratic Republic of the Congo, a troubling development in the country’s new outbreak of the contagious and often fatal virus. Until now, the outbreak had affected a rural area.
Dr. Oly Ilunga, Congo’s minister of health, announced Wednesday that a suspected case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city of about 1.2 million people, and the capital of the Équateur Province.
Ebola can spread much more rapidly in urban areas because people live so much closer together.  Up until now, this latest outbreak has been confined to rural areas
WHO says 44 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — most in a remote, northwestern province that is very hard to reach. More than 20 people have died.
Global health officials are monitoring this outbreak very closely, and hopefully that will keep this outbreak confined.  But it is important to note that one top WHO official is warning that we are now facing the possibility of “an explosive increase in cases”
http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/new-ebola-outbreak-reaches-a-major-city-in-congo-as-the-who-warns-about-the-possibility-of-an-explosive-increase-in-cases/

If the virus keeps spreading, and the cases in the city increase, then quarantine measures will need to be enacted. Taking half measures is not an option due to the devastating nature of the Ebola virus, with a very high mortality rate.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2018.]

IDF Snipers Ordered to Shoot Palestinian Children, Threat to Security of Israel, According to Israeli General


Lets be clear as to the implications.

When they ” shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.” 

What this means is that the Netanyahu government ordered the killing of Palestinian children. The guidelines adopted by the IDF were approved at the highest levels of the Israeli government.

We are dealing with crimes against humanity and the self-proclaimed “international community” applauds. Western leaders, not to mention the media, are complicit: the consensus is that “Israel has the right to defend itself” …. by killing children: 
“So we’re putting snipers up because we want to preserve the values we were educated by… I am not Ahmad Tibi, I am Zvika Fogel. I know how these orders are given. I know how a sniper does the shooting. I know how many authorizations he needs before he receives an authorization to open fire. It is not the whim of one or the other sniper who identifies the small body of a child now and decides he’ll shoot. Someone marks the target for him very well and tells him exactly why one has to shoot and what the threat is from that individual.” (see transcript of Interview Below)
Through omission, the Western media  does not mention the words “Gaza Massacre”.  You won’t see it, because according to the mainstream opinion it did not happen.

Palestinian children are described as “terrorists”. The lie become the truth! Killing Palestinians constitutes a “Responsibility to Protect” rather than a crime against humanity.
 
Brigadier-General Zvika Fogal‘s mandate is to kill Palestinian children with a view to protecting the State of Israel:
“And to my great sorrow, sometimes when you shoot at a small body and you intended to hit his arm or shoulder it goes even higher. The picture is not a pretty picture. But … that’s the price that we have to pay to preserve the safety and quality of life of the residents of the State of Israel” . 
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, May 19, 2018
***

An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.

In a radio interview, Brigadier-General (Reserve) Zvika Fogel describes how a sniper identifies the “small body” of a child and is given authorization to shoot.

Fogel’s statements could be used as evidence of intent if Israeli leaders are ever tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/idf-snipers-ordered-to-shoot-palestinian-children-israeli-general-confirms/5641024

Related:

UN Votes to Send War Crimes Investigators to Gaza

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2018.]

To ‘Protect Democracy,’ Scandal-Fearing Facebook Teams Up With ‘Unbiased’ Atlantic Council


Would you like a think tank advocating acts of terrorism, war and suppression of the media working with Facebook to protect democracy and elections worldwide? If so, great news!
    
Facebook is “excited to launch a new partnership with the Atlantic Council, which has a stellar reputation looking at innovative solutions to hard problems,” Katie Harbath, Facebook’s director for global politics and government outreach, announced on Thursday.

“Experts” from the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL) will work closely with Facebook’s “security, policy and product teams” to offer “real-time insights and updates on emerging threats and disinformation campaigns from around the world,” Harbath added.

But wait, there’s more! The Atlantic Council’s Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions will help Facebook watch out for “misinformation and foreign interference” during “elections and other highly sensitive moments” and also work to “help educate citizens as well as civil society.”

While this will likely be cheered by those who still believe that Russian agents acting on personal orders of President Vladimir Putin’s pet bear used Facebook to hack American democracy, everyone else just got a whole list of reasons to be worried about Mark Zuckerberg’s ability to suppress what he believes to be Wrongthink.

The Atlantic Council is basically the academic arm of NATO, an aggressive military alliance that equates freedom and democracy with depleted uranium and regime change in places like Yugoslavia and Libya. The think tank itself hosts lively debates between people who hate Russia and people who really hate Russia. Such is its commitment to Western liberal values, the think tank actually advocated terrorist attacks in Russia and demanded that Russian news outlets be forced to register as foreign agents – a demand that was actually put into effect shortly thereafter.

As for the haughtily named Digital Forensic Research Lab, it employs such luminaries as “couch analyst” Eliot Higgins, aka Bellingcat, and is led by Ben “grammar errors make you a Russian bot” Nimmo.

A recent “expert analysis” by DFRL commissioned by the British government resulted in accusations that real, live people are “Russian bots” only because they dared express opinions differing from those officially sanctioned by the mainstream media. Yet the top two examples used in the report, Ian56 and Partisangirl, both turned out to be real human beings – one a British man and the other a Syrian living in Australia.

Nimmo then tried to wiggle out of the hole he dug for himself by calling the two “trolls” rather than bots, but nonetheless guilty of pushing “Russian” narratives.

This, then, is the outfit Facebook has chosen to team up with “to protect free and fair elections across the world.”
https://www.rt.com/usa/427046-facebook-atlantic-council-democracy/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2018.]

HUGE: Deep State Leak to NY Times is Admission that Obama Regime Spied on Trump Campaign Without Evidence of Any Crime (JD Heyes)


In recent days various reports in the independent media have suggested that the Obama administration so politicized the FBI and the Justice Department that ranking officials in the Deep State concocted a plan to undermine President Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and, after he unexpectedly won, his presidency.

Like a Hollywood script, there are plenty of plot twists and turns: Espionage, operational code names, spies, secret contacts, and, as always, the willing participation of a wholly corrupt Pravda media.
If you were to see this play out on a movie screen, it’s very likely you’d be entertained. But most Americans would have left the theater thinking, “This is a cool story but no way could it really happen.”
 
Except that it did. Every bit of it — right down to the operational code name.
 
As reported by The New York Times, which was leaked this story as damage control prior to the expected release of a DoJ inspector general report that will probably report the same thing — and name names — the Obama administration launched a so-called “counterintelligence” operation against Team Trump beginning sometime in the early summer of 2016, under false guise that our future president and/or his campaign was criminally plotting with a foreign government, Russia, to subvert our democracy.
 
The paper detailed what amounts to a massive spying operation against a rival political campaign that involved secret surveillance, Deep State contacts and assets, false narratives, and outright fabrication of information — all to justify a despicable act of political opportunism that frankly ought to outrage every single American.
 
Part of the operation involved James Comey’s FBI in obtaining the approval of a FISA court judge, via secret “national security letters” that serve as under-the-radar subpoenas, to place certain members of Trump’s campaign under direct surveillance, no doubt with the hope of entrapping other members of the campaign and even the candidate himself in something illegal or nefarious.
 
The Times noted:
 
The FBI obtained phone records and other documents using national security letters — a secret type of subpoena — officials said. And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. [Carter] Page and Mr. [George] Papadopoulos, current and former officials said. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Trump’s allies questioning whether the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign or trying to entrap campaign officials.
 
Regarding the national security letters, these are seldom-used because they are highly controversial in that they carry the force of law, and yet they’re a legal tool completely outside the purview of the judicial system. And yet, they’re easy to get: All the FBI has to do is claim — without producing evidence — that one is needed because it’s “relevant to a national security investigation,” the Times reported. (Related: Incredible: Obama administration put a SPY in the Trump campaign — and there’s still no proof of “Russian collusion”.)
 
The lack of transparency in this process is no doubt why Obama, the least transparent president ever, signed off on it.
 
This scandal is massive because — and let this sink in — it involves officially-sanctioned spying against a rival presidential campaign.
 
“James Comey was the dirty cop in charge of a bunch of dirty cops. And what you have here is, this was a criminal plot by senior people: John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, senior Department of Justice officials to suborn the presidency of the United States through the use of false evidence,” former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday. 
 
“That story in The New York Times today is a magnificent piece of evidence that there was, in fact, a plot… There was an effort to undermine the candidacy of the opposition party. This is the most unbelievable scandal in the history of this country and The New York Times just blew the lid off of it.”
 
Yes, it is. But it really happened.
 
Now, what is AG Jeff Sessions going to do about it?

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2018.]

The FBI Spied on Donald Trump: Legacy Media Runs Massive Damage Control (Styx)


But don't worry it was an "informant" not a "spy" lol



Related:

FBI Spy-Op Exposed, Trump Campaign Infiltrated By Longtime CIA And MI6 Asset


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 21st, 2018.]