Thursday, 30 November 2017

Is the Islamic State a “Geopolitical Tool”? US Looks to Southeast Asia to Unleash Its ISIS-Daesh Hordes


Western think tanks have been increasingly busy cultivating a narrative to explain the sudden and spreading presence of militants linked or fighting under the banner of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) across Southeast Asia.

This narrative – these think tanks would have audiences believe – entails militants fleeing Syria and Iraq, and entrenching themselves amid supposedly sectarian conflicts in Southeast Asia. The think tanks conveniently never mention how tens of thousands of militants are funding the logistical feat required to move them to Southeast Asia or sustain their militant operations in the region once they arrive.

Among these think tanks is the so-called International Crisis Group (ICG). In its report, “Jihadism in southern Thailand – A phantom menace,” it claims:
The decline of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the advent of ISIS-linked violence in South East Asia evince the possibility of a new era of transnational jihadist terrorism in the region. 
Recurring, albeit unsubstantiated, reports about ISIS activity in Thailand have prompted questions about the vulnerability of the country’s Muslim-majority deep south and, in particular, its longstanding Malay-Muslim insurgency to jihadist influence.
While ICG claims that “to date” there is no evidence that ISIS has made inroads in southern Thailand, it warns:
But the conflict and a series of ISIS scares in Thailand are fanning fears of a new terrorist threat. Such fears are not irrational, though they are largely misplaced and should not obscure the calamity of the insurgency and the need to end it. 
Direct talks between insurgent leaders and the government are a priority; a decentralised political system could help address the principal grievances in the south while preserving the unitary Thai state.
In essence, ICG is warning of a crisis it itself admits is unlikely, then recommends that Bangkok pursue a course of action it already is taking – talking with militant leaders in its southern most provinces.

The lengthy ICG report – in reality – is just one of many reoccurring and premeditated attempts to place the notion of ISIS militancy taking root in Thailand into the realm of possibility. Just as the US and its allies have used ISIS as a geopolitical tool elsewhere in the world, and more recently, in Southeast Asia itself – particularly in the Philippines – a longstanding US goal in Thailand is to find and exploit sociopolitical and sectarian fault lines across which to divide, destroy, and control the Thai state.

It was in a 2012 leaded memo drafted by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) that admitted the US and its allies sought the creation of what it called at the time a “Salafist” (Islamic) “principality” (State), specifically in eastern Syria where eventually ISIS would base itself before joint Russian-Iranian-Syrian operations uprooted and expelled them.
The 2012 report (.pdf) states specifically (emphasis added):
If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).
Thus, if ISIS is a geopolitical tool first designed and deployed by the US and its allies to subvert, isolate, and overthrow the government of Syria, it follows that ISIS’ expansion into other regions of the world US foreign policy is facing increasingly insurmountable challenges is also very much planned and fueled by US policymakers and the special interests that sponsor them.

Who is the ICG and Why are They Promoting ISIS Fear? 

ICG is a corporate-funded and directed policy think tank and network that creates and leverages conflicts under the guise of “preventing” them.
It claims on its website that:
Crisis Group aspires to be the preeminent organisation providing independent analysis and advice on how to prevent, resolve or better manage deadly conflict. We combine expert field research, analysis and engagement with policymakers across the world in order to effect change in the crisis situations on which we work. We endeavour to talk to all sides and in doing so to build on our role as a trusted source of field-centred information, fresh perspectives and advice for conflict parties and external actors.
Yet a look at its sponsors and membership reveals a Westerners-only club of corporate-financier special interests, lobbying groups, lawyers, and politicians linked directly to the US State Department, the UK Foreign Office, or governments beholden to either or both.

These sponsors include oil giants Chevron, Eni, Noble Energy, Shell, Statoil, and British Petroleum (BP). It also includes financiers such as HSBC Holdings, MetLife, and RBC Capital Markets.

There is also the matter of law firms and lobbyists which fund and are directly involved in ICG’s agenda including Sherman & Sterling, White & Chase, APCO Worldwide, and Edelman.

APCO Worldwide is notorious for fabricating news articles to manipulate inner corporate governance, while Edelman is notorious specifically regarding Thailand for providing lobbying services (PDF) to ousted dictator Thaksin Shinawatra, removed from power in 2006 via a military coup ICG itself vehemently opposed, condemned, and to this day protests.

Edelman’s lobbying for Thaksin Shinawatra was headed by Kenneth Adelman, who joined Edelman as a senior adviser in 2001. Not only is Edelman a corporate sponsor of ICG, but Kenneth Adelman himself is listed in the appendixes of ICG’s Thailand report as a senior ICG adviser. Adelman also chairs the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED) subsidiary, Freedom House – another front alongside Washington and London-based lobbyists that have pressured Thailand since the ousting of Shinawatra in 2006.

Listed along with Adelman is George Soros who sits on ICG’s board of trustees. Soros’ Open Society Foundation is listed by ICG as one of its sponsors.

Soros and his Open Society Foundation’s involvement is essential to note. Virtually all of Thailand’s “opposition” groups – from supposed student and academic fronts to media platforms and activists – are funded by both NED and George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/is-the-islamic-state-a-geopolitical-tool-us-looks-to-southeast-asia-to-unleash-its-isis-daesh-hordes/5620287

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – November 28, 2017: Syrian Army Eliminated ISIS-held Pocket In Euphrates Valley




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

Lawsuit says US aid to Israel illegal under 1976 Law


American aid to Israel is illegal under a decades-old law that prohibits aid to nuclear powers that have not signed the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, DC.

The lawsuit, filed this week by Grant Smith, the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, comes as the US and Israel have closed many of the gaps in negotiations over a new 10-year military aid package worth tens of billions of dollars.

Discussing the lawsuit in an interview with Court House News, Smith said the US has provided Israel an estimated $234 billion in foreign assistance since Congress passed the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act in 1976, which bans aid to non-signatories of the NPT that posses nuclear weapons.

In addition to the US, the August 8 litigation names President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, CIA Director John Brennan, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and the secretaries of the Treasury, Energy and Commerce Departments as defendants.

“Defendants have collectively engaged in a violation of administrative procedure and the Take Care Clause by unlawful failure to act upon facts long in their possession while prohibiting the release of official government information about Israel’s nuclear weapons program, particularly ongoing illicit transfers of nuclear weapons material and technology from the US to Israel,” the 33-page lawsuit states.

Smith said that the US government threatens federal employees and researchers with prosecution, fines, and imprisonment in order to maintain its policy of “nuclear ambiguity” regarding Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

The gag is driven by a Department of Energy directive known as WNP-136, Foreign Nuclear Capabilities. Smith said he has obtained a highly-redacted version of the directive under the Freedom of Information Act.

“This is an Energy Department directive that demands imprisonment for any federal official or contractor who even mentions that Israel might have a nuclear weapons program,” he said in the interview.

The US has maintained a long-standing policy of keeping silent on Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which is widely believed to contain hundreds of nuclear warheads.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/08/13/479869/US-aid-Israel-illegal-

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

Jeff Sessions Tied to Uranium One Treason! You're FIRED!


Jeff Sessions IS the SWAMP! He has now been tied to be completely involved in the Uranium One Treason. He was fully briefed and is covering up for Hillary! Tell Trump to FIRE Jeff Sessions and put a General at the top of the DJ and clean that rat's nest out!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

The "Nazi Next Door" Stuff is Part of the Current Moral Panic Mass Hysteria (Styx)


What some saw as a NYT fluff piece was actually sinister propaganda.



They're pushing the idea that there are Nazi's everywhere, that the right/libertarian sections of the population are fascists and racists. People are being brainwashed into a moral panic.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1155): China Supercomputer Power


Max and Stacy discuss China’s supercomputer power beating out all the competition, by far, and America’s show of force in the Pacific displaying military might… at a huge price. Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about the state of the economy in China.



Dan Collins pointed out that the low tax rates and low labour costs in China helped US companies export industry. He notes that failed domestic economies cannot support a strong nation, militarily or otherwise. He says US GDP figures are fake, based on inflated costs (and manipulation), and that the US needs to get the real economy restarted.

Max also pointed out that in relation to China the US is now pivoting towards economic issues rather than military ones (under Trump).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

The World's Wokest Male Feminist (ShoeOnHead)




These ShoeOnHead videos, aside from making a number of good points, are always very funny. Enjoy.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

Latest Atrocities in Modern Art (PJW)




This is my definition of art as seen in the modern era: Art is anything, made or appropriated, that is contextualised as such.

Paul Joseph Watson has issues with artworks that show little skill in terms of creativity and form, especially art that literally ANYONE can create. A lot of today's low skill artwork is sold via pretentious explanations that attempt to convince the audience of their value and meaning.

However, many people do see value in items from skilled/famous artists, that do not exhibit high levels of skill or creativity merely due to the association.    

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 30th, 2017.]

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Can’t You See War On The Horizon? — Paul Craig Roberts


According to news reports in the British press, Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Russia’s industries to prepare themselves to be able to make a quick switch to war production. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-russia-business-war-production-sochi-military-talks-a8069951.html 

Clearly, the Russian government would not make such an announcement unless it was convinced that the prospect of war with the West was real. For some time I have emphasized in my columns that the consequence of years of hostile actions taken by Washington and its European vassals against Russia was leading to war.

It is easy to understand that the massive US military/security complex needs a convincing enemy in order to justify its enormous budget, that the crazed neoconservatives put their fantasy ideology of US world hegemony above the life of the planet, and that Hillary and the Democratic National Committee will do anything to overturn Trump’s presidential victory. However, it is difficult to understand why the European political leaders are willing to put their countries at risk for Washington’s benefit.

Yet, they do. For example, on November 13 UK PM Theresa May said that Russia was a threat to international security and was interfering in European elections and hacking European governments. There is no more evidence for these claims than there is for “Russiagate.” Yet the allegations continue and multiply. Now the European Union is organizing former provinces of the Soviet Union—Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan—into an “Eastern Partnership” with the European Union. https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/11/27/british-pm-makes-clear-eastern-partnership-created-damage-russia.html

In other words, the West is openly organizing former provinces of Moscow against Russia, declared by Prime Minister May to be a “hostile state.” Russia knows that there is no basis for the allegations against Russia and regards them as identical to the false allegations against Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad in order to justify military attacks on Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Having convinced Russia that she is being set up for attack, Russia is preparing for war.

Think about this for a moment. The world is being driven to Armageddon simply because a greedy and corrupt US military/security complex needs an enemy to justify its huge budget, because Hillary and the DNC cannot accept a political defeat, and because the neoconservatives have an ideology of American Supremacy. What’s the difference between the detested White Supremacy and the American Supremacy that President Obama himself endorsed? Why is white supremacy terrible and American supremacy God’s gift to the “exceptional” and “indispensable” country?

The Russian government has openly shared its concern that Russia is being set up for military attack. As I, if not CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, have reported, the deputy commander of the Russian military’s Operation Command stated publicly the concern that Washington is preparing a surprise nuclear attack against Russia. President Putin recently called attention to Washington’s collection of Russian DNA for a US Air Force weapons lab, which implies development of a Russian-specific bio-weapon. On many occasions Russia has called attention to US and NATO bases on its borders despite previous assurances from US administrations that no such thing would ever happen.

We have to ask ourselves why it is not the top item of public and political discussion that Washington has convinced Russia, a premier nuclear and military power, that Russia is going to be attacked. Instead, we hear of football players who kneel for the national anthem, fake news about Russiagate, a Las Vegas shooting, and so on.

We also must ask ourselves how much longer Washington is going to permit any of us via the Internet to report the real news instead of the fake news that Washington uses to control explanations. The effort by the Federal Communications Commission chairman to destroy net neutrality and other efforts underway to discredit factual news as Russian propaganda indicate that Washington has concluded that in order to war on Russia Washington must also war on truth. https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-fccs-order-is-out-it-will-end-net-neutrality-and-break-the-internet-weve-read-it-and-heres-what-you-need-to-know/5619857 and https://www.globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-good-bye-to-net-neutrality/5620061

Washington will not survive its war, and neither will the American and European people.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/11/27/cant-see-war-horizon-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

Damascus Shelled, Civilians And Children Killed By U.S.-Backed Terrorists – Silence From MSM


While the United States continues to pant wildly and promote disproven claims of chemical weapons, Assad’s alleged “brutality,” and the SAA’s supposed “crimes against humanity,” the fighters it has funded since 2011 are engaged in the very definition of terrorism in Damascus as we speak. For nearly two weeks, terrorists surrounded in areas like Jobar and Ghouta have been launching missiles and mortars indiscriminately at civilians in old and new Damascus.

Since the beginning of November, random shelling and mortars have been terrorizing the people of Damascus. As travel blogger, photographer, and writer, Ilir Morina (who is currently in Syria) wrote on November 9,
Yesterday and today Damascus has been under heavy attack from terrorist mortars. One landed at a shop nearby, and the shop owner gave me this piece of the mortar. There have been many casualties. The sounds of war seem constant between the terrorist attacks against civilians and the Syrian Army attacks against the terrorists.
These are the sounds the people of Damascus have heard for over six years. Not just the sounds of course. Along with the sounds came the ripped bodies of loved ones and neighbors. The destroyed homes, schools, businesses. The frayed nerves of constant fear. The kind of terrorism that kills people from the inside. Yet they all keep going somehow, they don’t stop going to work or school. They just want this to end.
I’ve been listening to these sounds for seven weeks and I want them to end for them soon too inshallah…..
 But they haven’t stopped. In fact, they have increased in frequency and intensity.

As a report by Sputnik reads,
Over the past months, the shelling of Syria’s capital by Daesh militants has intensified, with the latest incident occurring on November 16 killing one person and injuring another 13.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Militant grenade launcher in Eastern Ghouta fired several shells at the Al Mujtahid and Set Zaynab districts in Damascus leaving 22 civilians injured, a local police source told Sputnik on Saturday.
According to the source, the shelling has caused significant material damage.
Shellings have recently increased in Damascus, with the recent taking place the day before, with at least 4 civilians, including a child, being killed as a result of an attack by militants.
 Over the course of the shelling, however, more civilians have been killed and many more injured. In a shelling that occurred on November 20 at the Judo Hall in the al-Fayha Stadium, two mortars fell and two people were killed. The martyrs were two players on the Syrian national judo team.

On November 20, 22 mortars fell on Damascus, killing 11 people and wounding 42 others.

Elsewhere, in Bab Touma, Damascus, mortars fell killing a number of civilians including Elia Halabi, a little boy whose crime was only being born in Syria and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was killed by the moderate terrorists supported by the United States. It was not an accident or a “stray” rocket. It did exactly what it was designed to do – i.e. kill a child, instill fear and terror in the hearts and minds of the people of the area, and attempt to break the will of the Syrian people.
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/11/damascus-shelled-civilians-children-killed-u-s-backed-terrorists-silence-msm.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

Saudis Woo Tory MPs with Lavish Dinners & Hotels as 20 Million Yemenis Starve


The Saudi blockade of Yemen has left 20 million people on the brink of starvation, but some UK parliamentarians prefer not to notice, instead filling up their bellies with the help of royal hospitality of Riyadh, measuring in tens of thousands of pounds.

According to the Middle East Eye, members of UK parliament have accepted some £94,189 ($126,939) worth of luxury hotel stays, lavish dinners, business class flights, donations and other forms of hospitality from the Saudi government this year alone.
 
So far this year, 13 Conservative MPs have accepted the royal welcome, as well as one Labour MP, who reportedly got a donation worth £6,722 ($8,964), from the Saudi Kingdom.

The Saudi lobbying blitz seems to be working. Earlier this month it was revealed that the UK had exported £4.7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the start of the Yemen war in March 2015 – an increase of almost 500 percent when compared to total weapon sales from January 2008 to April 2015. Since the beginning of the war, British MPs accepted more than £130,000 ($173,300) worth of donations and services from Saudi Arabia, according to the Register of Members’ Interests.

However, the outpouring of Saudi generosity also coincides with increasing scrutiny of the Yemen war.

Former Tory cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell recently accused the UK of being “dangerously complicit” in a Saudi-led campaign against Yemen that is “promoting a famine and the collective punishment of an entire population.”
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Saudis_woo_Tory_MPs_with_lavish_dinners_%26_hotels_as_20_million_Yemenis_starve/61812/0/38/38/Y/M.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

US & Seoul Plan Military Drills Near N.Korean Border


The US and South Korea will be conducting a major joint military exercise near the North Korean border next week. Russia has voiced concerns over the drills, which will involve around 12-thousand American soldiers.



These border drills are provoking the North Koreans to conduct nuclear weapon and ballistic missile tests. Nevertheless, the North should simply ignore these drills. They do not need to launch missiles across the Sea of Japan, which gives the US a chance to ramp up the rhetoric. As things stand, neither side wants to attack the other.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

Why Mueller Is REALLY Indicting Flynn


The mainstream narrative is that squeaky-clean special prosecutor Robert Mueller is going to indict Trump’s one-time foreign policy advisor Michael Flynn because Flynn is in the pocket of the Russians and the Turks.
 
But the truth might be totally different
 
After all, Flynn’s meeting with Russian diplomats was completely normal, according to a prominent U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union.
 
So why is Mueller really going after Flynn?
 
When Flynn was head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and afterwards, he blew the whistle on the U.S. and its allies willfully allowing Islamic terrorists to flourish in Syria.
 
That didn’t ingratiate him with the Deep State …
 
Then last November, Flynn ruffled more feathers by writing:
The primary bone of contention between the U.S. and Turkey is Fethullah Gülen, a shady Islamic mullah residing in Pennsylvania whom former President Clinton once called his “friend” in a well circulated video. 
Gülen portrays himself as a moderate, but he is in fact a radical Islamist. He has publicly boasted about his “soldiers” waiting for his orders to do whatever he directs them to do.
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To professionals in the intelligence community, the stamp of terror is all over Mullah Gülen’s statements in the tradition of Qutb and al Bana. Gülen’s vast global network has all the right markings to fit the description of a dangerous sleeper terror network.

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To add insult to injury, American taxpayers are helping finance Gülen’s 160 charter schools in the United States. These schools have been granted more H1-B visas than Google. It is inconceivable that our visa officers have approved thousands of visas for English teachers whose English is incomprehensible. A CBS “60 Minutes” program documented a conversation with one such imported English teacher from Turkey. Several lawsuits, including some in Ohio and Texas, point to irregularities in the operation of these schools.
However, funding seems to be no problem for Gülen’s network. Hired attorneys work to keep the lucrative government source of income for Gülen and his network going. 
Influential charities such as Cosmos Foundation continue their support for Gülen’s charter schools. 
Incidentally, Cosmos Foundation is a major donor to Clinton Foundation. No wonder Bill Clinton calls Mullah Gülen “his friend.” It is now no secret that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s close aide and confidante, worked for 12 years as the associate editor for a journal published by the London-based Institute of Minority Muslim Affairs. This institute has promoted the thoughts of radical Muslim thinkers such as Qutb, al Bana and others.
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The forces of radical Islam derive their ideology from radical clerics like Gülen, who is running a scam. We should not provide him safe haven.
Now, Mueller is reportedly investigating Flynn specifically for his criticism of Gülen.

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Gülen is certainly supported by at least some former American intelligence and state department officials, at least in some capacity. After all, Gülen’s application for a Green Card to live in the U.S. was  supported by ex-CIA agent George Fidas, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey Morton Abramowitz, and former CIA Deputy Director Graham Fuller.   Another former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Marc Grossman, receives $100,000 per month (that’s $1.2 million per year) from a Gülen company called the Ilhas Group.

The Turkish government has labeled Gülen and his followers as a terrorist network.    This is ironic, given that Gülen was instrumental in converting Turkey from a secular to Islamic government, and electing Turkey’s leader Erdogan. Until recently, Gülen was a very close ally of Turkish strongman Erdogan.

FBI Whistleblower Says Gülen Is a Terror Kingpin

Sibel Edmonds – a former FBI translator who has been deemed credible by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, several senators (free subscription required), and a coalition of prominent conservative and liberal groups, who the ACLU described as “The most gagged person in the history of the United States of America”, and who famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says possesses information “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers” – has for years tried to tell the truth about corruption related to Gülen:

In a series of interviews over the last couple of years, Edmonds has said that – when she worked for the FBI as a translator – she saw documents showing that:
  • Gülen is the leader of one of the world’s largest terror networks, with terrorist training centers throughout the Middle East and central Asia
  • He is a key player in false flag terrorism in Turkey and other areas
  • He was key in changing Turkey from a secular country to an Islamic country, and electing dictator Erdogan
  • He is involved in heroin and other drug networks, selling nuclear material on the black market, and money-laundering
  • Gülen has contributed large sums of money to the Clintons through the Clinton Foundation
  • Gülen’s handler in the U.S. is former long-time CIA officer – and current CIA contractor – Graham Fuller
  • When Mueller was the Director of the FBI, he was instrumental in covering up Gülen’s terrorist activities and spiking prosecution against Gülen
  • Mueller is now trying to throw Flynn in jail, to silence his efforts to expose Gülen
This video goes into some of these allegations.
 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/11/mueller-really-indicting-flynn.html#more-70073

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

A London Mosque Called The Police On Me - Lauren Southern




Southern was asking people what it means to be British? A lot of people are saying it means being multicultural. However, around the world people celebrate the fact that they have very specific cultures. There is a thing as Cultural Genocide. This seems to be something that we want to avoid in the rest of the world, except for in the West.

The issue is that many people coming to the UK are not really integrating, such as you should expect if you joined the culture of another country. These divisions will cause future troubles and conflict as the country becomes divided, especially if one side become dominated by an intolerant Islamism culture.

It's always this sort of double standard, seen in the video, and the consequences of letting this situation go unchecked, that irks.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

The Real Arctic Vs The Imaginary Arctic Of Climate Scientists (Tony Heller)


The news is full of stories about Arctic and Antarctic apocalypse - caused by human CO2 emissions. In this video, I explore these claims.



The major cause of the ice loss in Europe and China is due to particle pollution, the same material that causes poor air quality and smog. This makes the white snow and ice slightly darker, and it therefore absorbs heat. Chinese scientists working in the Himalayas estimated that up to 50% of the ice loss in this high altitude region was due to dirty snow. If 50% of the ice being lost in the Himalayas is due to smog particles, then loss of ice in other Northern Hemisphere regions must be down to the same cause. This is different from claiming that human caused CO2 gas molecules are the primary driver in causing ice loss.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

‘A New Hope’ of S. Arabia: The MSM Tradition of Praising Incoming Saudi Kings


Saudi crown-prince Mohammed bin Salman is making the headlines across media - being described as a 'revolutionary' politician and a 'new hope" for Saudi Arabia. He's even leading the race to top Time magazine's 'Person Of The Year' reader's poll. Murad Gazdiev now profiles the man behind Saudi Arabia's rapidly-shifting sands.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2017.]

CrossTalk Bullhorns: Double-Cross?


Double-crossed? You would think so if you are a Kurd. Also, just how many U.S. troops are in Syria and why? And the living hell that is Yemen. CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Victor Olevich, and Dmitry Babich.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2017.]

Jim Garrison Response - Kennedy Assassination


On July 15, 1967, NBC allowed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison to respond to an NBC program that was highly critical of Garrison's pursuit of alleged Kennedy assassination conspirators in New Orleans.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2017.]

END of the Crypto-German EMPIRE & Old WORLD ORDER - Black Pigeon




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2017.]

This Week in Stupid (26/11/2017) - Sargon


Why do men act like men? Because women like it, according to a feminist study. Which presumably was highly problematic.



Many Women prefer strong and powerful men. That can be problematic, but it's understandable from an evolutionary point of view. They want money and strength.

Also featured is a discussion about You Tube adverts appearing on pedo-related content - while the same ads are banned on politically charged material. Plus false accusations pushed without conscience, or without much thought for the consequences, against men.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2017.]

Goldilocks And The Three Planets : A Global Warming Fairy Tale (Tony Heller)


In this video I show the fundamental misunderstanding behind global warming theory.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 28th, 2017.]

Monday, 27 November 2017

The Real Foreign Agents In The US You Aren't Being Told About (Israel's AIPAC)


"Between 1962 and 1963 Senator J.W. Fulbright uncovered a massive network of financial “conduits” moving funds directed by the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem to Israel lobby startup groups across the United States."



US Politicians and Media are massively controlled by AIPAC.

This video is a response after RT's media had to register as a foreign agent. AIPAC is the elephant in the room in terms of influence on US politics, along with the oft talked about corporatist lobby groups. There is also general intel community blackmail/leverage.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 27th, 2017.]

Ron Paul: Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?


It’s remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the tragedy is glossed over or completely ignored. A recent Washington Post article purporting to tell us “how things got so bad” explains to us that, “it’s a complicated story” involving “warring regional superpowers, terrorism, oil, and an impending climate catastrophe.”

No, Washington Post, it’s simpler than that. The tragedy in Yemen is the result of foreign military intervention in the internal affairs of that country. It started with the “Arab Spring” which had all the fingerprints of State Department meddling, and it escalated with 2015’s unprovoked Saudi attack on the country to re-install Riyadh’s preferred leader. Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed and millions more are at risk as starvation and cholera rage.

We are told that US foreign policy should reflect American values. So how can Washington support Saudi Arabia – a tyrannical state with one of the worst human rights record on earth – as it commits by what any measure is a genocide against the Yemeni people? The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs warned just last week that Yemen faces “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.” The Red Cross has just estimated that a million people are vulnerable in the cholera epidemic that rages through Yemen.

And why is there a cholera epidemic? Because the Saudi government – with US support – has blocked every port of entry to prevent critical medicine from reaching suffering Yemenis. This is not a war. It is cruel murder.

The United States is backing Saudi aggression against Yemen by cooperating in every way with the Saudi military. Targeting, intelligence, weapons sales, and more. The US is a partner in Saudi Arabia’s Yemen crimes.
http://theantimedia.org/why-are-we-helping-saudi-arabia-destroy-yemen/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 27th, 2017.]

Here's Your JFK Nothing Burger!


Hey so about that whole JFK document release, the mainstream media has your back. Definitely no need to do your own research at all. [Truthstream]



Rips Mainstream Media apologists saying that the released documents don't change the official conclusion that Oswald was the lone gunman, even when the official narrative has already been thoroughly demolished.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 27th, 2017.]

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - Stealing JFK's Body




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 27th, 2017.]

Islam Will Solve Racism - Sargon


If you think racism is worse than child sex slaves, boy do I have a solution for you!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 27th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1154): 'Putting America First'


Max and Stacy discuss Trump making friends by ignoring human rights and ‘putting America first.’ They look at mortality rates in the US lagging further and further behind 35 other industrialized nations in the past forty years while human rights abroad rather than at home became the number one priority. In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about China 2025 and Donald Trump’s soft power in the region.



A really good discussion about China and trade in the second half. Very IMPORTANT observations about global trade realities. China has huge trade barriers. Free trade doesn't exist. US industry has been gutted via outsourcing that was facilitated by both US Government policy and Chinese policies. Quotes: "Meanwhile the American economists are still over here sucking their thumbs, talking about free trade, when free trade doesn't exist". "How many more Detroits do you need before you wake up?" First half is ok too.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 27th, 2017.]

Sunday, 26 November 2017

“Good Or Bad, Speak The Truth” – All Syrians Ask For Is Honest Reporting, MSM Responds With Lies


As I traveled throughout Syria during the early half of October, there were many recurring themes. I heard repeatedly of support for the government, how things were so much better before America’s “revolutionaries” entered the country, atrocities committed by America’s terrorists, and of course stories of finding the best in people and life in general amidst such horrors.

One recurring theme I came across, however, was that of the consistent willful obfuscation of the truth by Western corporate media outlets and, more specifically, the journalists they employ.

To anyone who pays even slight attention to the situation in Syria, it is clear that the corporate Western press is not only misrepresenting the crisis but that it is also making up entirely false claims in order to push a particular pro-intervention narrative. Yet it is not only the editing room and the Deep State that issues such propaganda but many of the individual journalists themselves who are completely bought and sold to the agenda emanating from those rooms.

Many times I spoke to Syrians, Syrian journalists, and independent journalists who told me plainly that Western corporate journalists had stood beside them and witnessed the clear evidence of war crimes by terrorists, chemical weapons attacks by terrorists, and other aspects of the conflict who then went straight back to their laptops and typed out a story that reported the exact opposite.

Despite the claims of the pro-war media, Syrians who support their government in this crisis (which is virtually every Syrian) do not demand total worship and unquestioning reporting from foreign media outlets. Indeed, I kept hearing from these Syrians that, if I saw something wrong in their country, I should feel free to write about it. The only concern with what I and others were writing was whether or not it was true.
https://www.activistpost.com/2017/11/good-or-bad-speak-the-truth-all-syrians-ask-for-is-honest-reporting-msm-responds-with-lies.html

The mainstream media journalists are acting like they are intelligence agents - propaganda specialists - of the West, and not as unbiased observers. Knowing about Operation Mockingbird, it's likely that the few correspondents reporting on war are agents of the establishment.

Related:

Damascus Shelled, Civilians And Children Killed By U.S.-Backed Terrorists – Silence From MSM

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

Trump's U-Turn: US and Turkey Agree to Jointly Fight Against ISIS & Kurdish PKK


Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan have agreed on a joint fight against ISIL and Kurdish separatist fighters in Turkey. Earlier in a telephone conversation with the Turkish president, Trump also promised to cease arming US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.



Sibel Edmonds, of Newsbud and Boil Frogs Post, warned the Kurds in person years ago (in 2013) that they would be used as pawns in the Syrian War. She told them that they would be dropped as soon as they were no longer seen as useful:

Syria Invasion Watch - Sibel Edmonds on Turkey, False Flags and the Timeline to War  
In this conversation James and Sibel discuss Turkey's battle against the Kurds and how the Kurdish population are being used by the US and Israel as pawns in a complex chess game.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

Bush Fired U.S. Attorneys To Cover Up D.C. Pedophile Ring


This was the Franklin Scandal. The Bush administration fired the agents investigating the crimes to cover it up. U.S. senators and congressmen were covering up the Dusty Foggo government lobbyist and military prostitution and pedophilia ring in Washington involving legislators, news reporters, military officers and high government officials. Alberto Gonzales and President Bush fired San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam because she was probing the Dusty Foggo / Jack Abramoff D.C. sex ring.

According to a long-time senior intelligence agent the Washington, DC Hilton, Ritz Carlton and Sheraton Hotels were used for compromising House and Senate members, National Media hosts who had sex with children in a legislative and media Blackmail ring.

“The whole Republican and Democratic Parties were for sale, the House, Senate and the White House.”

“Poppy Bush and Abramoff were up to their eyeballs in this kid sh*t,” said the Federal Agent.

Supposedly convicted Lobbyist Jack Abramoff provided male and female heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and child prostitutes sexual services to numerous US Congressmen, US senators, national media hosts and other federal officials who were compromised and made susceptible to blackmail at three Washington hotels.

The Washington Hilton was specifically used for sex with children because it has what the agent termed a “super secure section for VIPs that is out of public view and which reportedly employs no camera surveillance, an area able to hold around 6-10 vehicles so that no one could observe abducted, abused or drugged children flown in from other states who were coming to or leaving the hotel.” Hilton employees began to become suspicious of Abramoff’s operation, so children were moved to the Washington Ritz-Carlton according to other intelligence officials.
http://galacticconnection.com/bush-fired-u-s-attorneys-to-cover-up-d-c-pedophile-ring/

This is how the politicians in Washington are controlled, outside of outright bribery. The ones that get the campaign dollars are invariably corrupt from the beginning, and when in Washington ...

Related:

Conspiracy of Silence (Banned History Channel Documentary)  


Sibel Edmonds Blows the Whistle on Government Blackmailing


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

Outrageous! Tillerson State Dept. Dumps $700,000 into Hungarian Media to Defeat Conservative Leader Orban


This is outrageous.
Hungary’s Victor Orban is one of the few conservative Western leaders speaking out against open borders, globalism and George Soros.

Orban recently told an EU audience that George Soros and his allies are using mass immigration to destroy Europe’s “cultural and ethnic identity.”

Deep state operatives in the State Department despise Orban for his pro-democracy, anti-immigrant positions.

It was announced this week that the Tillerson State Department is spending over $700,000 to defeat Orban in Hungary.
http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/outrageous-tillerson-state-dept-dumps-700000-hungarian-media-defeat-conservative-leader-orban/

The neocons are still at work.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

CREEPY UNCLE JOE - Paul Joseph Watson


In what world is this normal?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

DANGER of a WorldView Driven by EMPATHY - Black Pigeon




BP points out that it's the lack of sympathy for the wellbeing of people under the care of leaders in Canada or Germany, that is the danger.

It's good to have some level of sympathy, but the 'solutions' used to help the third world are greatly harming those living in the first world. As society breaks down, economically (via massive welfare spending to support a large non-working mass) and socially (with countries fractured into ethnic/cultural sub groups), you will find that the Western countries won't be able to help themselves.

Countries that are homogeneous and organised, like Japan, will continue without suffering societal breakdowns and internal conflict. Controlled immigration is okay, where people join in the culture of the new land, but mass immigration simply imports a competing culture. If the introduced culture is not compatible with those already living there, then there will be problems. It's simple.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

How Corporations Cooperate with US Government


The US intelligence community has struck a deal with Amazon, for the company to provide data storage. The online giant's developed a special project tailored exactly to the government's needs.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

BC Green Party Leader Predicts 16 Feet Of Sea Level Rise (Tony Heller)


The British Columbia Green Party Leader has predicted 16 feet of sea level. rise due to CO2 emissions. In this video I show that he is wrong on all counts.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 26th, 2017.]

Saturday, 25 November 2017

No More ‘Fighting ISIS?’ US to Stay in Syria to Prevent ‘Win’ for Assad and Iran – Report


The US plans to keep its troops in Syria long after the defeat of ISIS – the goal used to justify their illegal presence in the first place – because the Syrian government and its ally Iran would “win” if they were withdrawn, the Washington Post reported.
   
The Trump administration is “expanding its goals” in Syria to include a “potentially open-ended commitment” to support the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing several anonymous US officials. The change comes as the defeat of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group in Syria seems imminent.

Washington has been justifying its deployment of ground troops in Syria, which violates the embattled nation’s sovereignty, by citing the need to fight IS. US Defense Secretary James Mattis last week went so far as to erroneously claim that the US had been given a mandate to be in Syria, stating: “You know, the UN said that … basically we can go after ISIS. And we're there to take them out.”

While Washington has a history of skipping UN approval for its military interventions, be it in Syria or in other sovereign states, it appears that the semblance of legitimacy for keeping hundreds of troops in Syria is about to be dispelled. WaPo sources say that Washington actually sees its boots on the ground as a source of leverage in dealing with the government of President Bashar Assad and his allies.

“An abrupt US withdrawal could complete Assad’s sweep of Syrian territory and help guarantee his political survival – an outcome that would constitute a win for Iran, his close ally. To avoid that outcome, US officials say they plan to maintain a US troop presence in northern Syria… and establish new local governance, apart from the Assad government, in those areas,” the newspaper said.

If true, it means Washington will be actively promoting Kurdish separatism to spite Damascus and Tehran, while paying lip service to preserving Syria’s territorial integrity.

“The conditions are there for the counter-ISIS campaign to morph into a counter-Iran campaign,” Nicholas Heras of the Washington-based Center for a New American Security told WaPo. “By placing no timeline on the end of the US mission… the Pentagon is creating a framework for keeping the US engaged in Syria for years to come.”
https://www.rt.com/news/410735-american-troops-stay-syria/

The Russians are also staying in Syria - because they were invited to stay. Their presence will counter US moves to destroy the country.

The US needs to be removed as soon as possible because at the first opportunity they will attack the Syrians with the excuse they are fighting Iran.

Note: If War Crimes Laws were applied without bias this situation would not arise.

Related:

Syrian-Iraqi War Report – November 24, 2017: US Forces To Remain In Syria To Oppose Iran, Assad


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – November 23, 2017: Syrian Army Liberates Dozen Villages In Euphrates Valley




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

Translated Doc Debunks Narrative of Al Qaeda-Iran ‘Alliance’


The anonymous Al Qaeda operative’s account is a crucial piece of information in light of the neoconservatives’ insistence that Iran had fully cooperated with Al Qaeda. The document reveals that it was more complicated than that. If Iranian authorities had refused to receive the Abu Hafs group traveling with passport on friendly terms, it would have been far more difficult to gather intelligence on the Al Qaeda figures who they knew had entered illegally and were hiding. With those legal Al Qaeda visitors under surveillance, they have could identify, locate and ultimately round up the hidden Al Qaeda, as well as those who came with passports.

Most of the Al Qaeda visitors, according to the Al Qaeda document, settled in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan Province where the majority of the population are Sunnis and speak Baluchi. They generally violated the security restrictions imposed by the Iranians. They established links with the Baluchis—who he notes were also Salafists—and began holding meetings. Some of them even made direct contact by phone with Salafist militants in Chechnya, where a conflict was rapidly spiraling out of control. Saif al-Adel, one of the leading Al Qaeda figures in Iran at the time, later revealed that the Al Qaeda fighting contingent under Abu Musab al Zarqawi’s command immediately began reorganizing to return to Afghanistan.

The first Iranian campaign to round up Al Qaeda personnel, which the author of the documents says was focused on Zahedan, came in May or June 2002—no more than three months after they have had entered Iran. Those arrested were either jailed or deported to their home countries. The Saudi Foreign Minister praised Iran in August for having transferred 16 Al Qaeda suspects to the Saudi government in June.

In February 2003 Iranian security launched a new wave of arrests. This time they captured three major groups of Al Qaeda operatives in Tehran and Mashad, including Zarqawi and other top leaders in the country, according to the document. Saif al Adel later revealed in a post on a pro-Al Qaeda website in 2005 (reported in the Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat), that the Iranians had succeeded in capturing 80 percent of the group associated with Zarqawi, and that it had “caused the failure of 75 percent of our plan.”  

The anonymous author writes that the initial Iran policy was to deport those arrested and that Zarqawi was allowed to go to Iraq (where he plotted attacks on Shia and coalition forces until his death in 2006). But then, he says, the policy suddenly changed and the Iranians stopped deportations, instead opting to keep the Al Qaeda senior leadership in custody—presumably as bargaining chips. Yes, Iran deported 225 Al Qaeda suspects to other countries, including Saudi Arabia, in 2003. But the Al Qaeda leaders were held in Iran, not as bargaining chips, but under tight security to prevent them from communicating with the Al Qaeda networks elsewhere in the region, which Bush administration officials eventually acknowledged.

After the arrests and imprisonment of senior al Qaeda figures, the Al Qaeda leadership became increasingly angry at Iran.  In November 2008, unknown gunmen abducted an Iran consular official in Peshawar, Pakistan, and in July 2013, al Qaeda operatives in Yemen kidnapped an Iranian diplomat. In March 2015, Iran reportedly released five of the senior al Qaeda in prison, including Said al-Adel, in return for the release of the diplomat in Yemen.  In a document taken from the Abbottabad compound and published by West Point’s Counter-Terrorism Center in 2012, a senior Al Qaeda official wrote, “We believe that our efforts, which included escalating a political and media campaign, the threats we made, the kidnapping of their friend the commercial counselor in the Iranian Consulate in Peshawar, and other reasons that scared them based on what they saw (we are capable of), to be among the reasons that led them to expedite (the release of these prisoners).”

There was a time when Iran did view Al Qaeda as an ally.  It was during and immediately after the war of the mujahedin against Soviet troops in Afghanistan. That, of course, was the period when the CIA was backing bin Laden’s efforts as well. But after the Taliban seized power in Kabul in 1996— and especially after Taliban troops killed 11 Iranian diplomats in Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998—the Iranian view of Al Qaeda changed fundamentally. Since then, Iran has clearly regarded it as an extreme sectarian terrorist organization and its sworn enemy. What has not changed is the determination of the U.S. national security state and the supporters of Israel to maintain the myth of an enduring Iranian support for Al Qaeda.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/translated-doc-debunks-narrative-of-al-qaeda-iran-alliance/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

MAJOR Player In Hillary’s INNER CIRCLE ‘Suddenly’ ‘COMMITS SUICIDE,’ LOOK What He Knew


Yes another person with extremely close ties to Hillary Clinton has died a mysterious death, and after seeing what he was involved with it’s hard not to question if foul play was involved.
 
Houston, Texas trial lawyer and Democrat mega donor Steve Mostyn died on Thursday in what authorities are saying was a “suicide,” according to the Houston Chronicle. Mr. Mostyn was only 46, he left behind a wife and several children, and earlier this year had announced that he was going to be stepping away from politics to spend more time with his family.

Details about how Mr. Mostyn allegedly committed suicide are slim. However, his family said that it happened after he “suddenly” became afflicted with some sort of mental illness then took his own life, although they weren’t clear as to what type of mental illness he suffered from.

But it is worth noting that Mr. Mostyn had never suffered from mental illness in the past, according to his family, further raising suspicions over the manner in which he died.

Mr. Mostyn was a progressive powerhouse who was heavily involved with politics throughout his career. He made his fortunes off of suing insurance companies after hurricanes ravaged his state, and used his wealth to fund numerous Democrat and progressive causes, including the Super PAC “Ready for Hillary,” which he and his wife co-founded with Susie Tompkins Buell, a radical environmentalist and member of George Soros’s Democracy Alliance.

Mr. Mostyn’s wife, Amber, was also a member of the Democracy Alliance and a close friend of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was the keynote speaker at a 2010 Annie’s List event honoring Amber. The Mostyns were close to the Clintons in general, having held numerous high-dollar fundraisers for Hillary’s failed 2016 presidential run at their Houston home.

However, their relationship came under stress in 2015, when ethics watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a formal complaint against Hillary and her campaign for illegal coordination with the Ready for Hillary Super PAC, the Daily Caller reported
http://www.blacklistednews.com/MAJOR_Player_In_Hillary%E2%80%99s_INNER_CIRCLE_%E2%80%98Suddenly%E2%80%99_%E2%80%98COMMITS_SUICIDE%2C%E2%80%99_LOOK_What_He_Knew/61748/0/38/38/Y/M.html  
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

Bill Hicks on the Kennedy Assassination




Related:

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - Part 7 - The Smoking Guns (2003)  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

Google to Derank RT and Sputnik to Protect Users from Wrongthink


If you derank RT better derank CNN, FOX, and the BBC too.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

"Fragile Femininity" (Shoe on Head)


A new app that removes women's makeup came out and the internet lost it. but is it all it's hyped out to be? i test it out and do other juney things.



The make up removal app was apparently a function of, or related to, a system for trying out make-up online. It was also to be used to identify women who had been trafficked, where they were often hard to identify because of the use of make-up. How this technology is used after it was developed is subjective. Naturally those that see everything in terms of victimhood dived in from that perspective.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1153): All We Are Thankful For


In this special Thanksgiving Day episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss all that they are thankful for: from cryptocurrency to travel to being back on the frontline, as one system disintegrates and another to emerge. They discuss working for RT and the platform it provides. And so many other things for which to be thankful.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2017.]

Friday, 24 November 2017

Sex Allegations, Clintons, Pedos, Aborted Babies, & Toxic Water. Michael Rivero


Trump, Middle East, Las Vegas, Oil Pipelines, and Fake News Sites Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com/



Related:

Faux Outrage: Reuters Says Tillerson Violating "Child Soldier Laws"; Ignores Same Policies Under Clinton-Obama

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

Massive Nuclear Disaster In Russia Poisons Europe


A cloud of radiation has enveloped Europe in poison gases, and its source is deep in the heart of Russia.



The gist of what Jones is saying here is correct, about the dangers of nuclear power.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

US Quietly Builds Up Troops in Somalia


One of the many quiet escalations in countries where US military operations on the ground hadn’t really been well publicized in the first place, officials say that the US has more than doubled the number of ground troops in Somalia this year, and now have over 500 troops there.

This is the most troops the US have had in the country since 1993, when the Black Hawk Down incident killed 18 US soldiers and led to a quick withdrawal from the nation. This year was also the first year since 1993 that any US troops died in Somalia.

This escalation has involved a soaring number of US airstrikes in Somalia, not to mention a number of joint ground operations with Somali forces, mostly against al-Shabaab fighters, but many of them with very unclear goals.
http://news.antiwar.com/2017/11/19/us-quietly-builds-up-troops-in-somalia/

US deployments such as this almost certainly have little to do with fighting terrorists and have more to do with occupying strategically 'important' areas.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

US & Ukraine are Alone in Rejecting Russia’s anti-Nazism Resolution at UN


The UNGA Third Committee overwhelmingly passed a Russian-introduced resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism. The US did not break with its annual tradition of saying ‘no’ during the symbolic vote. Ukraine also voted against.
   
The Moscow-drafted resolution against whitewashing and attempting to glorify Nazi ideology was approved by a majority in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) human right committee on November 16. The resolution, introduced each year, was supported by 125 delegations, 51 states abstained, and the only countries opposed were the US and Ukraine.

Introducing the resolution, Russian representative Anatoly Viktorov said that neo-Nazis events “clearly resembling similar rallies in Nazi Germany” still occur in some countries. The authors of the draft also condemned the whitewashing of former members of the SS and Waffen SS, and attempts to grant individuals who supported or collaborated with the Nazis the status of national hero, which has been seen in recent years in some former Soviet states.

“Although Nazism was defeated over 70 years ago, and although the verdict of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal once and for all answered the question as to who represented the forces of good and the forces of evil during World War II, some people continue to doubt those great gains,” Viktorov said.

During the vote, the US representative called the draft “a cynical exercise and an annual power play by one country against its sovereign neighbors,” and suggested 20 amendments to the resolution. The move met stiff opposition from the Russian delegation, who said the amendments would change the core principles of the document.

Representatives of the US delegation were not present at these talks,” the Russian delegation said, adding that the amendments “are openly provocative because they aim to drastically alter the essence and nature of this initiative.” The proposed amendments were subsequently rejected by the committee.

The resolution to ‘Combat glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance’ has been submitted by Russia annually since 2005. The US has never supported the document, and this time was no exception, despite this year’s wave of nationalist protests in the US, including the infamous march in Charlottesville, Virginia in which one person was killed after a car rammed into a crowd.

“We regret and are disappointed by [the continuous] unwillingness of the US to support the document given that their persistent attempts to explain their position by concern for the freedom of expression do not appear convincing,” the Russian mission in the US said following the vote.
 
While the US has always been against the resolution, Ukraine did not hop on the bandwagon until 2014. Previously, Kiev was among the abstainers. This year saw Canada leaving the ranks of those voting against, which it had done for several years.

Following last week’s vote, the resolution now moves on to the 193-member body for a vote, where it is expected to be approved in December.
https://www.rt.com/news/410440-anti-nazism-resolution-russia-un/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

Theresa May Can't Find Funding For NHS & Housing But Can Give £40 Billion To The EU!?!




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

Google’s Eric Schmidt, Arbiter of News, has Long History with Obama & Clinton


Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced that his company will 'de-rank' RT's articles online, calling them propaganda. Is he concerned for the integrity of news, or are his motives more partisan?
    
The 62-year-old, with an estimated wealth of $11.1 billion, has never hidden his political leanings, jumping straight into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign long before she officially announced her candidacy. In one of John Podesta's leaked emails, the long-time Clinton confidant and chairman of her presidential campaign told her soon-to-be campaign manager Robby Mook that he had met with Schmidt in April 2014, more than a year before Clinton told the American public that she was hoping to become their next president.

"I met with Eric Schmidt tonight… He's ready to fund, advise recruit talent, etc. He clearly wants to be head outside advisor, but didn't seem like he wanted to push others out. Clearly wants to get going. He's still in DC tomorrow and would like to meet with you if you are in DC in the afternoon. I think it's worth doing..." Podesta wrote in the email, which was published by WikiLeaks last October. 

Another email, written two weeks later, showed Schmidt sharing his campaign ideas with Clinton aide Cheryl Mills. "Let's assume a total budget of about $1.5 billion, with more than 5,000 paid employees and million(s) of volunteers," he said. 

He went on to brainstorm ideas on how to utilize technology in the campaign. It wasn't long before  The Groundwork, founded by analysts and engineers who worked on Barack Obama's campaign and funded by Schmidt, became Clinton's top technology provider. The Groundwork was housed in an office just a few blocks away from Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

Schmidt continued to advise Clinton on digital matters throughout the campaign.

"Eric recognizes how the technology he's been building his whole career can be applied to different spaces. The idea of tech as a force multiplier is something he deeply understands," The Groundwork's Michael Slaby told Quartz in 2015.

Then there was campaign night, when a photo forwarded to Politico showed a smiling Schmidt at Clinton's election headquarters, complete with a "staff" badge.

Schmidt's efforts to get Clinton elected, along with Google's overall efforts to do the same, were addressed in a November 2016 report by the Campaign for Accountability ‒ a non-partisan, non-profit organization that aims to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life ‒ and its Google Transparency Project. The document concluded that "Google executives and employees bet heavily on a Clinton victory, hoping to extend the company's influence on the White House." It added that "had she won the election, Clinton would have been significantly indebted to Google and Schmidt, whom she referred to as her 'longtime friend.'"

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange also brought up the relationship between Schmidt and the US establishment in his 2014 book, 'When Google Met WikiLeaks.' He describes a 2011 encounter with Schmidt in Norfolk, UK, where Assange was under house arrest at the time.

"I had been too eager to see a politically unambitious Silicon Valley engineer, a relic of the good old days of computer science graduate culture on the West Coast. But that is not the sort of person who attends the Bilderberg conference four years running, who pays regular visits to the White House, or who delivers 'fireside chats' at the World Economic Forum in Davos," Assange wrote. "Schmidt's emergence as Google's 'foreign minister' – making pomp and ceremony state visits across geopolitical fault lines – had not come out of nowhere; it had been presaged by years of assimilation within US establishment networks of reputation and influence."
https://www.rt.com/usa/410551-eric-schmidt-google-clinton/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

October 2017 : Another Month Of Fake NOAA Temperatures (Tony Heller)


The Internet is full of bright red maps from NASA and NOAA showing that October was very hot. Only problem is, the data is largely fake.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 24th, 2017.]

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Fukushima: Scientists Confirm Reactor Radiation Reached 'Unimaginable' Levels


Scientists on the ground at the clean-up operation for the Fukushima nuclear reactor have warned that the radiation levels from the Daiichi power plant have now reached "unimaginable levels" despite the threat being downplayed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has revealed that the radioactivity level is now 100 times greater than what would be normally considered a deadly emergency threat, according to Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

Experts now fear that TEPCO is losing control of the cleanup task as the levels are now thought to be over seven times greater than the highest levels recorded inside the reactor during the actual meltdown in March 2011.

According to Newser: Exposure to 4 sieverts of radiation would kill 50% of people, according to Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences, per Japan Times.

That's less than 1% of the radiation now being detected inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power station, according to Tokyo Electric Power.

The Fukushima operator says it has calculated radiation of 530 sieverts an hour—though with a 30% margin of error—inside the containment vessel of one of three reactors damaged in the 2011 meltdown.
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The Guardian notes safely removing the fuel—previously believed to have been contained in the pressure vessel, where the reactor core is housed—"represents a challenge unprecedented in the history of nuclear power." Yet it will have to be overcome: The fuel is supposed to be removed by 2018 as crews work to dismantle the plant at a cost of $187 billion. http://www.nnettle.com/features/784-fukushima-scientists-confirm-reactor-radiation-reached-unimaginable-levels


The nuclear fuel is still releasing fission products (radiation) that is ending up in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese mainland would also be subject to continued releases of radioactive elements. The site needs to be completely covered to stop hazardous particles from escaping. This should have begun in 2011. They need to build a huge sarcophagus, such as the one at Chernobyl. The lack of urgent action here is criminal.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2017.]

Hezbollah Forces Are On High Combat Readiness To Confront Possible Israeli Attacks




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2017.]

RECAP: Joe Rogan - The JFK Magic Bullet and Assessing the Evidence


[Language Warning] Joe Rogan points out the ridiculousness of the official story of the JFK "magic bullet" theory as described by the Warren Commission.



Joe Rogan's very sensible recommendation in regard to evaluating evidence in difficult-to-follow crimes, where a cover-up is likely underway, is to look for fundamental facts that are 'etched in stone'. In the case of the JFK assassination, the magic bullet theory is central to the Government's simple single shooter narrative. Without it, things become much more complicated.   

And the relevance of this assassination should be apparent - for when past injustices have not been righted we must end up dealing with the legacy of institutionalised corruption, with people who can commit and then cover-up heinous criminal acts. Those truly responsible for this murder were NEVER brought to justice and those that replaced them were more than likely continuing in a similar way, lest later inquires be opened to uncover the truth.

Related Info:

Hiding Evidence is one way to avoid prosecution, although doing so is still a crime - and getting caught can have serious consequences. The matter of 'Stealing JFK's Body' touches on corrupting, or strong-arming, those who work in state-run institutions - like medical doctors or military professionals - in order to hide critical evidence:

The Men Who Killed Kennedy - Stealing JFK's Body



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Murdering credible witnesses is another way to keep a lid on the truth:

Expert Witness to the Kennedy Assassination - Killed

There were dozens of eye witnesses to the Kennedy assassination including trained ones like police officers. They were ordered to keep their mouths shut about what they saw – and most did. Those who did not were warned, harassed, and if they were persistent and their testimony dangerous enough, they were eliminated.



This guy's story is very much at odds with the official account - plus he tells of many other witnesses who were murdered. Watch til the end.
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And lastly, understanding the political situation and understanding that those in authority are not necessarily the moral people we might think they are, as implied in the media, is imperative. Blackmail, bribery and all manner of underhanded dealings can factor into the workings of State. 

Hoover, The Mob, LBJ and The Texas Connection



Obviously there are parallels to what occurred with the JFK assassination and 911.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 23rd, 2017.]