Wednesday, 31 January 2018

FISA Memo, State of the Union, Secret Society, and Clinton Investigations. Michael Rivero


Trump, McCabe, Schiff, Davos, Soros, Mueller, and Obama
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com/



Essential news analysis from Mike Rivero.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – January 29, 2018: Turkish Forces Capture Key Mountain In Afrin




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2018.]

FBI ANDREW MCCABE STEPS DOWN PAVING WAY FOR CLINTON FOUNDATION INDICTMENTS (HA Goodman)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2018.]

China and the United States are Heading Towards a Trade War


One of the pillars of President Trump’s election campaign was fixing America’s yawning trade deficit with China.  Indeed, he went so far as to call trade with Beijing as China’s “rape” of the US economy.  Trump also railed against the “theft” of coveted manufacturing jobs from the American heartland.  So it seemed like a trade war was an eventuality.

However, Trump didn’t address the trade imbalance with China in his first year in office.  The deficit with China came in at a hefty $344 billion last year.  That was only a smidge below President Obama’s last year in office and an eye-watering 52% above the 2009 trade deficit.

In his first year, President Trump seemingly tamped down his rhetoric and set aside his campaign promises in order to get Beijing’s help with North Korea’s belligerent nuclear and missile programs.  But the focus on North Korea is now fading and the trade deficit with China is once again coming into focus.

Indeed, President Trump just slapped 30% tariffs on solar panel imports.  That’s a direct shot at China because it is the world’s top solar panel manufacturer and the largest exporter of goods to the United States.  And this is likely just the start of many more trade actions that’ll target Beijing.

Next up is US imports of Chinese steel and aluminum.  Both are under evaluation by the US Commerce department and are due for tariff decisions by mid-April.

China is the world’s largest producer of both and US barriers to their imports will hurt Chinese companies.  Moreover, this will be a direct shot at the Chinese government because many of these steel and aluminum producers are owned by the government.

Finally, the Trump administration’s big investigation into China’s theft of intellectual property from American companies is wrapping up.  The American business community contends that China forces many foreign businesses to hand over their most prized technology in exchange for access to their market.

The investigation will almost certainly confirm this.   That means President Trump will need to act on the investigation’s findings.  Indeed, many analysts expect he may announce more punitive actions against China as early as January 30th, when he gives his State of the Union address.

The United States is by far China’s biggest export market and accounts for a hefty 18.3% of its total exports.  Accordingly, China can’t afford to lose its access to the US market without a fight.

China won’t pull its punches once a trade war starts


China has become increasingly assertive on the world stage and the Chinese are also becoming increasingly nationalistic.  The most recent examples of this have been Beijing’s conflicts with the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan over the South China Sea and the Senkaku Islands.

Next up is the United States.  China has a couple of powerful counterpunches up its sleeve once a trade war kicks off.

Beijing can use its vast holdings of US government debt as a devastating weapon in a trade war.  China is the largest holder of US government debt at $1.177 trillion.

If push comes to shove, the Chinese government could kick off a fire-sale of US Treasuries.  This would inevitably lead to rising interest rates on US Treasuries and hurt America in a number of ways:
  • The US government deficit would blow out. Gross US government debt stands at nearly 105% of GDP.  Accordingly, even a modest rise in the cost of borrowing for the government would blow out the budget deficit.
  • Rising interest rates would also hit the stock market. US Treasuries are the risk free rate that drives asset prices.  A sudden rise in interest rates would lead to a crash in the stock market as investors stampede out of a historically over-valued market.
  • Rising interest rates would slam the brakes on the US economy. Consumers, home buyers, and businesses would all feel the financial pinch.  A modest slow-down in spending could trigger a recession.
However, China is unlikely to pull the trigger on this because Beijing would also suffer significant cost.  A US Treasury fire-sale would lead to massive losses on its own stockpile of US Treasuries.

Moreover, markets are now global and any upheaval that starts in US Treasuries and the US stock market would wash up on China’s markets.  Considering China has its own problematic debt problems, Beijing wouldn’t want to destabilize the global financial system.

Accordingly, a fire-sale of US Treasuries would be a nuclear option that won’t happen unless things get really bad.  Instead, China is likely to have a more focused approach that punishes American corporate giants in the same way that America is punishing Chinese companies.
https://www.thefinancialcourier.com/china-united-states-heading-towards-trade-war/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 1st, 2018.]

In the Western World Lies Have Displaced Truth - Paul Craig Roberts


Last year I was awarded Marquiss Who’s Who In America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This did not prevent a hidden organization, PropOrNot, from attempting to brand me and my website along with 200 others “Putin stooges or agents” for our refusal to lie for the corrupt, anti-American, anti-constitutional, anti-democratic, warmonger police state interests that rule the Western World.

The only honest, factual media that exists in the Western World today are the names on the PropOrNot list of “Putin agents.”

The purpose of ProOrNot is to convince Americans that freedom of speech must be halted by destroying fact-based Internet media, such as this website and 200 others that provide factual information at odds with Big Brother’s universal brainwashing as delivered by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the rest of the utterly corrupt presstitute media, a collection of scum devoid of all integrity and all respect for truth.

A conspiracy of US government agencies, tax-exempt think tanks funded by the ruling interests, and media acting in behalf of a war and police state agenda work to shape perceived reality as it is described in George Orwell’s book, 1984, and in the film, The Matrix. Controlled perception-based reality is only a Facebook “like” away from killing one person or one million or elevating a liar or the warmonger responsible for the killing to hero status or to the conrol of the CIA or FBI or the US presidency.

Here on OpEdNews is an article by George Eliason that reports on who exactly PropOrNot is and who is underwriting the disinformation that is PropOrNot. https://www.opednews.com/populum/printer_friendly.php?content=a&id=219560  

Eliason’s article is long and documented. It demonstrates the organized conspiracy against truth that exists in the Western World. Nothing stated in the Western presstitute media and no statement by any Western government or subservient vassal state can be trusted to comply with the facts.

Truth is the enemy of the state, and the state is eliminating the truth.

Peoples in the United States, Europe, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the various vassal states, such as Japan, all live day in, day out, an orchestrated lie that serves interests directly opposed to the interests of the peoples.

Governments that do not rest on truth rest on tyranny.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/28/western-world-lies-displaced-truth/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2018.]

This Week in Stupid (28/01/2018) - Sargon of Akkad


CNN promotes cuckoldry, the Pope promotes Islam and Sweden finally realise that Islamic migrants might not be liberals.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2018.]

NASA Debunks Global Warming Theory - Tony Heller


Scientists have known since 1901 that adding more CO2 to the atmosphere has little effect on temeprature, and NASA's top two climatologists confirmed this in 1971.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2018.]

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Condensed Case Against the White Helmets in Syria


A reading of the evidence presented by Vanessa Beeley regarding the UK FCO & USAID multi-million-financed White Helmet organization embedded with terrorist factions inside Syria, also funded by the same hostile governments.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2018.]

JW Pres. Tom Fitton Speech: The Clinton Scandals--from Emails to Benghazi to the Trump Dossier


On Saturday, January 20, JW President Tom Fitton spoke at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach.

In his speech, Tom discusses Judicial Watch's battle to hold Hillary Clinton to account. JW has sued the federal government to get to the bottom of all the Clinton scandals, including Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation/State Department pay-for-play scandal, Uranium One, and the Clinton email scandal.



This is an awesome assessment of Hillary Clinton's recent crimes, that shows she should be arrested immediately.

Related:

Tom Fitton – Send US Marshalls To FBI


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2018.]

PODESTA LIES TO SENATE ABOUT FUSION GPS PAYMENTS FROM CLINTON LAW FIRM (HA Goodman)




Related:

TRUMP RELEASE OF FISA MEMO BLOCKED BY DOJ HIDING FUSION GPS COLLUSION  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2018.]

Hillary Clinton's Feminist Bitches Culture War Critique




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2018.]

Mueller's 9/11 Cover-Up Connection


Recent government filings show that, as FBI Director, Robert Mueller was involved in the FBI release of deceptive statements about a Sarasota 9/11 probe.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2018.]

Thirty Years Of Junk Climate Science (Tony Heller)


This year marks an important 30th anniversary of NASA's James Hansen testifying before Congress about global warming. Hansen and Senator Tim Wirth sabotaged the air conditioning to fool people into thinking the heat was due to "global warming" - and then Hansen went on to make a series of failed predictions. This video examines those predictions.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2018.]

Monday, 29 January 2018

Syria War Diary: What Life Is Like Under ‘Moderate’ Rebel Rule - Eva Bartlett


Since the liberation of Aleppo, and the restoring of peace to Madaya and al-Waer, most Western media have gone silent on the areas, even though it is now possible to visit all of them and hear from civilians who lived under the rule of ”moderate rebels,” which is exactly what journalist Eva Bartlett did.

In early 2016 the hillside town of Madaya, just northwest of Damascus, was the focus of sudden Western and Gulf media campaigns featuring harrowing photos of emaciated elderly and children splashed widely across print, online and social media. Throughout 2016, these stories continued in Madaya, as well as in al-Waer, Homs, and in eastern-Aleppo areas.

The Syrian government was accused of not allowing in food and medical aid, of deliberately starving its people; the terrorists’ presence was largely unmentioned. On Madaya, The Telegraph ran a headline, “Starving Syrians in besieged town of Madaya are reduced to eating cats and dogs,” and subheadline, “The people of Madaya outside Damascus – besieged by regime forces and Hezbollah since July – are surviving on boiled leaves and street animals,” with no mention of al-Qaeda or Ahrar al-Sham.

The Independent accused the “Assad regime” of deliberately starving 40,000 civilians and, while citing the Red Cross in the article, neglected to cite that organization stating it had sent in food aid in October 2015, and also failed to mention al-Qaeda’s presence in the town. In the same vein, the New York Times ran a piece stating aid was denied from coming in, while also ignoring the realities on the ground and prior aid deliveries.

On Aleppo, corporate media extended the blame to Russia. The Independent published “Russia and Assad regime accused of ‘starving’ Aleppo,” in early 2016, and in a July article fear-mongered about starvation after the Syrian army secured a key road which had connected Turkey to al-Qaeda in Syria and other extremists occupying areas of Aleppo. In November, The Independent reported that “a quarter of a million people in rebel-held east Aleppo will starve unless aid is allowed into besieged areas,” ignoring that aid had been sent in numerous times prior, also ignoring that the al-Nusra-led coalition, Jaysh al-Fatah, had in mid-September rejected further aid coming into eastern Aleppo.

Completely unmentioned was the terrorists’ hoarding of food and medicines, occupation of hospitals and schools, and trying of civilians in Sharia courts resulting in jailing (usually in underground prisons with tight solitary confinement cells) and/or execution, among other heinous crimes.

Throughout 2016 Aleppo and the district of al-Waer, Homs, were the subject of the same claims, with even more propaganda and slick media campaigns the intent of which was to vilify those fighting the terrorists dubbed “rebels” by the Western media.

Filed from abroad—or even as close as Lebanon or Turkey—such reports relied on unnamed sources, “‘activists” who themselves often had ties to terrorist factions, and the Western-funded, terrorist-affiliated, White Helmets — a group that acclaimed journalist John Pilger recently denounced as a propaganda construct, which has received US$23 million from the US government alone.

Some of the those called “rebels” were members of Ahrar al-Sham (listed as a terrorist group in US Congressional documents), Nour el-Din el-Zenki (known for their beheading of a Palestinian youth in mid-2016), and even, unbelievably, al-Qaeda in Syria—Jabhat al-Nusra (rebranded as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, and now Hayat Tahrir al-Sham).

The US “Syrian Train and Equip Program” saw $500 million approved in 2014 for training “Syrian rebels.” Shortly after the US-trained Division 30 “Syrian rebels” entered Syria in mid-2015, their commander (and presumably all of the weapons the US had provided) was taken by al-Nusra.

A November 2014 Newsweek article cites former CIA operative Patrick Skinner, who stated:
“The main problem with plans that arm and train the ‘moderates’—who ominously are moderate only in their fighting abilities– … is that it assumes perfect knowledge, or ‘good enough’ knowledge, about the people being armed. When in fact there is nothing close to that.… The background info on these fighters is next to nothing and misleading, especially in Syria, where we don’t have a liaison relationship, and so the vast majority of even check-the-box vetting is by third parties [who are] out-of-the-country players with a stake in the game.”
Indeed, the US support has included more than mere training. It has also encompassed the supply of TOW missiles to some “opposition” groups, and the turning a blind eye to Saudi supplying of many more armed groups with these missiles.

A June 2016 article on Medium.com outlined the different factions possessing TOWs, and noted:
“Northern Thunder Brigade appears to be the most recent TOW supplied group, and is a special case as this group is part of a new wave of North Aleppo Vetted Syrian Opposition [VSO] who have been trained and equipped in part by the US Department of Defense [DoD].
Important to keep in mind, other TOW groups have historically liaised with the CIA in terms of US agencies under the covert “Timber Sycamore” program, and this CIA/DoD lack of coordination and differing outlook is a major complicating factor with regards to foreign backing of the Syrian Opposition and the associated TOW program.”

Since the liberation of Aleppo, and the restoring of peace to Madaya and al-Waer, most Western media have gone silent on the areas, even though it is now possible to visit all of them and hear from civilians who lived under the rule of what the West deemed “moderate rebels.”
That is what I did again in June 2017.

East Aleppo starved and trapped by the Syrian government?

I first went to Aleppo in July 2016, returning there in August and twice more in November. What I learned and experienced there was almost completely absent in Western media reports, which ignored Aleppo’s over 1.5 million civilian population and ignored the terrorists’ sniping and bombing of civilians. By the end of 2016, nearly 11,000 civilians in Aleppo had been killed by these attacks.

Instead, Western corporate media focused almost exclusively on areas occupied by al-Qaeda and other extremists but usually disregarding their presence while spinning war propaganda against the Syrian government.

In November 2016, while I was standing on the Castello Road humanitarian crossing, two mortars hit nearby, the closest within 100 meters. They originated from areas west of the crossing occupied by militants of the Jaysh al-Fatah coalition, which included al-Qaeda in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham, and others. This was not the first time that armed groups attacked crossings, preventing civilians from leaving.

Roughly a week later, in a school sheltering internal refugees, I met a family from the eastern Halloq district who had fled their area in late October, along with over 40 others. The father said that on two prior occasions he had been arrested and beaten by terrorists when he tried to flee.

“In the beginning, they beat us and imprisoned me,” he said of a short period of imprisonment. According to him, people trying to flee would be punished, but not necessarily with long-term imprisonment.

He spoke of militants hoarding and controlling the food, forcing women to cover themselves head to foot, and attempting to intimidate civilians from fleeing by telling them the Syrian army would rape their women and murder the men.

Footage again emerged of civilians coming under fire from militants while escaping to greater Aleppo.

Some weeks later, Aleppo was secured, and the testimonies of horrors under ‘rebel’ rule were heard, including the accounts of civilians who blamed the ‘rebels’ for their suffering and hunger. Western media spun the liberation of Aleppo from terrorists as the city having “fallen.” The jubilation of Syrians in Aleppo directly contradicted this lie.

The state Eye and Children’s Hospitals, in the eastern district of Shaar, were militarized by terrorists of Tawhid Brigade, as well as by al-Qaeda in Syria and ISIS. In the bowels of the hospital, when I visited in June 2017, I saw remnants of food and medical aid — sent from Gulf states, Turkey, America, and various organizations — controlled and hoarded by terrorists.

Terrorists’ Sharia Court and prison in hospital complex

In November 2016, descending several levels underground in an area of Lairamoun that had been controlled by the CIA armed and funded Free Syrian Army’s 16th Brigade, I saw the rooms that had been used as prisons by the FSA, as well as narrow, concrete and metal solitary-confinement cells.

This June, in the Eye Hospital complex, I passed a building marked as the headquarters of the Tawhid Brigade, and a building marked on an outside wall with the writing, “The Sharia court in Aleppo and its countryside,” before entering and descending to another underground prison.

It contained the same tight solitary confinement cells as in Lairamoun, as well as many dank, windowless, concrete rooms serving as mass cells for the unfortunate Aleppo residents imprisoned by the terrorists.

Many of the cement room-cells contained religious texts, in boxes and plastic crates, and on the main level two rooms had been used as classrooms, segregated by sex, for teaching the extremists’ beliefs to Aleppo’s mostly-Sunni Muslims.

Prisoners’ writings, with dates, on the walls showed that at least some of them were held in this dungeon for over a year. The fate of some prisoners was execution, depending on the perverted rulings of terrorist judges.

Western media played down the militarization of hospitals in Aleppo by al-Qaeda affiliates.
Independent British journalist Vanessa Beeley visited the hospital complex-turned-prison in April 2017 and interviewed a man who had been imprisoned for seven weeks by Jabhat al-Shamiya (the Levant Front coalition of al-Qaeda and Salafi terrorists) because he talked about how bad conditions were in East Aleppo, under the terrorists.

Beeley told me some of what the man, Ahmad Aldayh, a shopkeeper, had told her:
“I was eyewitness to one execution: A young man, the only child in his family, was arrested because the terrorists found on his mobile phone a photo of his friend holding the Syrian flag. They tortured him for more than four hours and then executed him.
We were all treated very badly. One woman begged three times for food and said she was starving. The warden ordered the prison guards to torture her for three hours as punishment for complaining. Just before the SAA fully liberated the area and the Eye Hospital on the 4th December 2016, 22 other prisoners were executed. They were all shot. They were also about to throw another prisoner off the roof of the building but the SAA advance was so fast they fled without killing him.”
Looking at just one example of the kind of propaganda coming from Western and Gulf media on Aleppo, a Newsweek article by Lucy Westcott, comparing Madaya with Aleppo, lamented what it said were 250,000 people besieged in Aleppo, while also lamenting the Children’s Hospital “irreparably damaged by bombs dropped by the Syrian government last week, according to residents and medical workers…”

But neither Westcott nor any of her colleagues could verify the reported 250,000 number. In the end, 110,000 civilians registered at the Jibreen Registration center; another estimated 10 percent might have gone straight to stay with family instead; and according to the Red Cross, 35,000 people (“fighters” and their family members) were evacuated out of Aleppo. The total number was thus at most 150,000, most likely significantly lower.

Westcott also failed to mention the militarization of the Eye and Children’s Hospitals, let alone the below-ground dungeons for imprisoning civilians. She decried the use of siege, a common tactic of wars past, and one which America employed in Iraq (for example the over 4-year siege of Sadr city), and whitewashed the crimes of al-Qaeda and partners in Aleppo.

The Syrian Ambassador to the UN, Bashar al-Ja’afari, in mid-January 2016, stated:
“The reality of the so-called besieged, hard-to-reach areas is that some of those areas are controlled by terrorist groups who are using civilians as human shields, and other areas are besieged from the terrorist groups who are preventing the delivery of humanitarian assistance”
Meaning that the terrorist armed groups are two categories. One category is exerting, besieging on the civilians from within inside. And the other category is exerting, besieging from outside.

In Kafraya and al-Foua, the terrorists are besieging the two towns from outside, surrounding the two towns, in Idlib.

But in Madaya and al-Zabadani, the terrorists are inside. So they are using the civilians as human shields while they are inside.”

This applied to Aleppo and al-Waer, among other areas, as well.

MSF’s “destroyed” Quds hospital?

In April 2016, media, in chorus, reported that the Syrians or Russians had “destroyed” the Quds hospital in Sukkari, eastern Aleppo. The source of this claim was Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which reported: “According to hospital staff on the ground, the hospital was destroyed by at least one airstrike which directly hit the building, reducing it to rubble.”

The lie was repeated, including in this Washington Post report: “Airstrikes Wednesday night collapsed a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).”

Yet, in June 2017, I stood inside the intact Quds hospital, which had not been reduced “to rubble” as MSF had claimed. It is not plausible that the building was “destroyed” and then rebuilt while eastern areas of Aleppo were under military siege.

On one ground floor wall inside the building, I saw a poster with the logo of an association (WATAN) backed by the Norwegian Aid Committee (NORWAC) in the colors of the Free Syrian Army logo. Next to it, a poster of another NORWAC-supported association, Khayr.

NORWAC openly declares its support of the two organizations that are based solely in areas controlled by al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. WATAN’s lofty self-description includes  being a “nonpolitical and nonsectarian organization” and having the mission to develop “a sustainable, healthy and educated community, based on inclusive society that positively engages, supports and improves the lives of each individual, regardless of their gender, faith or ethnicity.” The fact, however, that they work with al-Qaeda and other extremist Islamists, which actively attack people of non-Muslim faith and oppress women, speaks the less lofty truth about WATAN’s concern for Syrians.

In November 2014, an article in Norwegian media revealed that ISIS had taken over the area (Tel Abyad) where since 2013 NORWAC had supported a hospital, providing 250,000 kroner a month to hospital staff. Soon after, another article noted the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ decision to cut support to the hospital, as ISIS had control of the area and its members were being treated in the hospital. The article noted that NORWAC regretted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ decision to halt support to the hospital, as “this could have an impact on the Syrian civilians who use the hospital.”

It is incredible that NORWAC was willing to keep supporting an ISIS-controlled hospital, and it is further beyond credibility that NORWAC was not aware that the two organizations—Khayr and WATAN—which they supported in al-Qaeda occupied eastern Aleppo, were actually working with, and perhaps included, terrorists.

When journalist Vanessa Beeley visited the premises in late December 2016, she documented the same intact state of the building, fortified with sandbagging around doors and windows, just as terrorists’ military headquarters had been.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/syria-war-diary-what-life-is-like-under-moderate-rebel-rule/231201/

The article continues at the link.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2018.]

Erdogan: After Afrin and Manbij we'll move to Syrian-Iraqi border


Turkey is conducting what it describes as an anti-terror operation in Afrin. The offensive is supported by several anti-Syrian government groups, but the Turkish leader has vowed to expand the operation.



This Turkish over-reach will likely face a backlash from the US and/or Russia. In recent years Erdogan has shown he is not to be trusted with actions that have angered both the US and Russia. An unpopular war in Northern Syria will weaken Erdogan's support at home. The US could withdraw its support for Turkey while maintaining weapons flows to the Kurds - and the Russians will continue to support the Syrian Government.

Related:

TURKEY DEMANDS US FORCES LEAVE SYRIA'S MANBIJ IMMEDIATELY


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2018.]

So What's Next in 2018 (Part Two) - Russia and China - The David Icke Dot-Connector Video




Icke talks about the centralisation of power and of information censorship by global powers and a move towards a third world war (or at least the threat of it - used to achieve globaist goals). He points out that from a Western perspective, Russia, China and Iran are being targeted (semi-independent blocks).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2018.]

Israel Will Pay Civilians $9,000 to Capture African Migrants


Israel is hiring civilian “immigration inspectors” to crack down on “illegal aliens and their employers,” marking a turning point in the Middle Eastern nation’s relationship with migrants and refugees.

In an advertisement this month, the Population and Immigration Authority said it would pay up to 30,000 Israeli shekels ($8,845) for civilians to carry out an “enterprise of national importance.” That included undertaking “enforcement tasks” against migrants that involved detecting, investigating, and arresting them. Candidates are expected to start in March 2018, a month before the country starts its designated “voluntary” process to return migrants to their country of origin or a third one.

The move comes a few weeks after Israel said it would help purchase tickets, obtain travel documents, and give $3,500 to African illegal migrants to leave—threatening them with arrest if they are caught after the end of March.

The United Nations refugee agency estimates that there are 27,000 Eritreans and 7,700 Sudanese in Israel, with the vast majority of them saying they fled war, persecution, and conscription. However, Israeli officials have called them “infiltrators” and a “cancer” who are in search of economic opportunities, and who constitute a threat to Israel’s social fabric and Jewish identity. As such, only 10 Eritreans and one Sudanese have been recognized as refugees in the country since 2009, according to UNHCR. Another 200 Sudanese from Darfur have also been granted humanitarian status.

The government’s plan to return the refugees has drawn criticism from human rights advocates both in and outside the country. Nearly 500 academics and 35 prominent Israeli writers have called on prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to deport the asylum seekers, saying the country has “no refugee problem and has no economic difficulty taking them in, settling them and directing them to jobs.” Hundreds of rabbis have also promised to hide refugees, campaigning under the name of Anne Frank, the Holocaust victim who hid in an attic apartment in Amsterdam with her family before she was captured and killed.
https://qz.com/1190856/israel-to-pay-civilians-to-arrest-african-migrants-and-refugees/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2018.]

Preparing For The Next Big Arctic Scam (Tony Heller)


Over the next few weeks our fake news and fake science sources are going to start parroting cliams that Arctic sea ice is at a record low, and the ice is doomed. In this video I show that Arctic sea ice thickness has grown substantially over the last ten years, and that Arctic alarmism is in deep trouble.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2018.]

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Syrian War Report – January 26, 2018: Turkey Threatens To Attack Manbij




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2018.]

DOJ WANTED CLINTON INDICTED DURING OBAMA. FBI TEXT MESSAGES FROM PETER STRZOK TO LISA PAGE (HA Godman)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2018.]

FULL SPEECH: President Trump Addresses The World Economic Forum DAVOS 1/26/2018, Switzerland




The Trump speech takes aim at China's heavily state-supported business practices and unbalanced trading practices. He makes a lot of good points.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2018.]

Davos WEF Record Snow Elites Paralyzed, Climate Groups Shiver (Adapt 2030)


Elite heading to Davos for the World Economic Forum have been hampered by record snow blanketing the area from Zermatt to Davos. Although CO2 is supposed to cause global warming they have flown in thousands of private jets and private helicopters for the event. The town of Davos is paralyzed by incredible snows that there is no more space to pile snow in the city. So much for Al Gores warming us that there would be no more snow. Record snow doubling records in USA as well and Japan sees record snow and coldest temperatures in 50 years.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2018.]

Saturday, 27 January 2018

'Trust Crisis' Between US, Turkey as Both Make Demands to Each Other


Washington has accused Turkey of de-stabilizing northern Syria, after Ankara announced it's extending its military operation closer to positions held by US troops in the region. Turkey's operation began last week and is targeting Kurdish militias. Some of the groups are considered terrorists by Ankara - but allies by Washington. The US State Department has described what is happening in northern Syria as - "a shame".



Considering what's happing with Turkey, and Trump's statement on Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and his demands on Pakistan to crack down on the Taliban, it's possible there is a move being enacted against the Muslim world and/or an effort to withdraw from this region. US foreign policy will be directed towards China by cutting unfair trading deals and restoring the US industrial base, while supporting US allies in the Asia-Pacific to try to contain China's territorial expansion.   

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

FBI, FISA Memo, TPP, DACA, and The Swamp. Michael Rivero


Voting, Government Shutdown, Flu Shot, NSA, and Human Trafficking
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com/



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – January 25, 2018: Syrian Army Prepares To Clear Abu al-Duhur Pocket




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

The Russiagate Stakes Are Extreme - PCR


The Republicans’ delay in releasing the summary of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russiagate investigation is giving weight to the presstitutes’ claim that the report is not being released, because it is a hack attempt at a Trump coverup that is not believable. Only Republicans are stupid enough to put themselves in such a situation.

Readers ask me why the summary memo is not released if it is real. There must be some reasons besides the stupidity of Republicans. Yes, that is so. Among the many reasons that might be blocking release are:

1) Republicans are very national security conscious. They don’t want to provide precedents for the release of classified information.

 2) Many Republican congressional districts host installations of the military/security complex.  Upsetting a large employer and directing campaign financing to a challenger is a big consideration.

 3) The George W. Bush/Dick Cheney regime was a neoconservative regime. One consequence is that Republicans are influenced by neoconservatives who stress the alleged “Russian threat.”

4) The Israel Lobby can unseat any member of the House and Senate. The Israel Lobby is allied with the neoconservatives and this alliance intends to keep the US militarily active against perceived threats to Israel’s hegemony in the Middle East and against Russia, which supports Syria and Iran, countries perceived as threats by Israel.

 5) Many Republicans are themselves invested in false Russiagate allegations against Trump and would like to replace him with Pence. Other Republicans believe that Trump is undermining Washington’s expensively-purchased foreign alliances and, thereby, undermining US power.

Many Americans do not seem to understand what is at stake. What America is confronted with is a coup conspiracy organized by top officials of the Obama Justice Department, FBI, CIA, the Hillary DNC, and the presstitute media to overturn the result of a democratic election and remove the president from office. The basis of the coup is a fake dossier purchased for money that consists of unsupported allegations against Trump and that was used to obtain warrants from the FISA count to spy on Trump and various associates hoping to find something that can be used against Trump. Regardless, the false allegations could be fed to the CIA’s media assets and used to create a scandal requiring a special prosecutor to investigate Russiagate. Once the investigation was under way, the presstitutes kept the scandal alive hoping to convince enough Americans that Trump must have done something—“where there is smoke, there is fire”—that justifies his removal. It worked against Richard Nixon, but not against Ronald Reagan, and Trump is no Reagan.

If the highest reaches of the police state agencies can get away with an attempted or successful coup against the president of the United States, then that is the complete end of democracy and all accountability in government. The House, Senate, and judiciary will become as powerless as the Roman senate under the caesars. We will live under a dictatorship ruled by police state agencies.
 
Many Americans say they don’t need the House Intelligence Report, because they don’t believe the Russiagate BS in the first place. They miss the point. They need the report, because those responsible for this attempt at a coup must be identified, charged, and prosecuted for their act of high treason.
 
This is not minor stuff. This goes to the heart of whether any form of liberty will exist. We all know that the ability of the people to hold government accountable is not assured by democracy. However, there is no prospect of holding government accountable if it is a police state, a road that the US has been going down for some time. The audacious coup attempt against President Trump is our opportunity to stop the momentum to a police state.

Despite my recent postings, many people do not understand that the somewhat redacted FISA court document that has been declassified and released and explained by myself, William Binney, and former US Attorney Joe di Genova (see: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/22/here-are-all-the-facts-about-russiagate/ ) contains admissions by the FBI and DOJ that they improperly spied and obtained warrants from the court under false pretenses. In other words, we have it on the authority of the FISA court itself that the FBI and DOJ have admitted to the court their transgressions. When Department of Justice (sic) congressional liaison Stephen Boyd says the DOJ is “unaware of any wrongdoing,” he is lying through his teeth. The DOJ has already confessed its wrongdoing to the FISA court.
(See Lendman on Boyd’s claim that releasing the memo would harm national security and ongoing investigations. This is always the claim made when government has to cover up its crimes.
http://stephenlendman.org/2018/01/memo-detailing-russiagate-abuses-names-high-level-us-officials/ )

When Admiral Rodgers, director of the National Security Agency, discovered that the FBI and DOJ were misusing the spy system for partisan political reasons, he let it be known that he was going to inform the FISA court. This caused the FBI and DOJ to rush to the court in advance and confess to “mistakes” and to promise to tighten up procedures so as not to make mistakes in the future. It is these “mistakes” and corrections that the FISA court document reveals.

In other words, the information already exists in the pubic domain that proves that Russiagate was a conspiracy organized for the purpose of bringing down the elected president of the United States.
A case can be made that it would be just as well if the coup succeeds as it would bring an end to Washington’s cover as the government of a great democracy with liberty and justice for all. Most other governments, and one would hope certainly the Russian and Chinese governments, would see the coup as America’s final transition into a police state and give up their utopian ideas of reaching accommodation with Washington. The constraints on Washington’s ability to bully the world would be greatly strengthened by the universal perception that the government of the United States had devolved into a police state.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/25/russiagate-stakes-extreme/

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Republicans Sitting On Evidence That Clears Trump

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

Trump Signs Law Allowing Mass Spying on Citizens - Andrew Napolitano


During the past three weeks, Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law vast new powers for the NSA and the FBI to spy on innocent Americans and selectively to pass on to law enforcement the fruits of that spying.

Those fruits can now lawfully include all fiber-optic data transmitted to or in the United States, such as digital recordings of all landline and mobile telephone calls and copies in real time of all text messages and emails and banking, medical and legal records electronically stored or transmitted.

All this bulk surveillance had come about because the National Security Agency convinced federal judges meeting in secret that they should authorize it. Now Congress and the president have made it the law of the land.

This enactment came about notwithstanding the guarantee of the right to privacy — the right to be left alone — articulated in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution and elsewhere. Though the surveillance expansion passed the Senate by just one vote, it apparently marks a public policy determination that the Constitution can be ignored or evaded by majority consent whenever it poses an obstacle to the government's purposes.

The language of the Fourth Amendment is an intentional obstacle to the government in deference to human dignity and personal liberty. It reads: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

This specific language was expressly written to prevent the bulk suspicionless surveillance that the British government had used against the colonists. British courts in London issued general warrants to British soldiers in America, authorizing them to search wherever they wished and seize whatever they found. These warrants were not based on probable cause, and they did not describe the place to be searched or the people or things to be seized.

The Colonial reaction to the British use of general warrants was to take up arms and fight the American Revolution.

Last week, Congress and the president chose to ignore our history and the human values underlying the right to privacy. Those values recognize that the individual pursuit of happiness is best actualized in an atmosphere free from the government's prying eyes. Stated differently, the authors and ratifiers of the Fourth Amendment recognized that a person is not fully happy when being watched all the time by the government.

Yet the constitutional values and timeless lessons of history were not only rejected by Congress but also rejected in ignorance, and the ignorance was knowingly facilitated by the members of the House Intelligence Committee.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48656.htm

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

A People's History of the Russian Revolution - A Quick Analysis (Sargon)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

Keiser Report (E1180): Wild Ride


Max and Stacy discuss the US jobs being added thanks to tax cuts. Max interviews Marco Santori, a lawyer specializing in cryptocurrency, about the latest legal issues in Initial Coin Offerings and other crypto markets.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2018.]

Friday, 26 January 2018

Erdogan Vows to Advance Offensive in Syria to Manbij


The Turkish president has announced a plan to extend his country's military operation against Kurdish forces in Syria. Turkish troops are currently fighting the YPG in Afrin, and will now advance to Manbij, an area controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters.



Turkish armed forces will go up against US Special Forces unit deployed with the Kurds in Manbij.

There will either be conflict between the US and Turkey, a backdown by Turkey, or a withdrawal of US forces. With the US recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel they will more than likely be forced to withdraw from the region in the long run (which was a campaign promise of Trump). The best option for the Kurds is to re-join with the Syrian State. The Syrian government has made such an offer but it was rejected.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – January 24, 2018: Fighting In Afrin, HTS Claims 350 Soldiers Killed In Idlib




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

RECAP: Syria Invasion Watch - Sibel Edmonds on Turkey, False Flags and the Timeline to War


Syria is once again the centre of attention with Washington and Ankara agreeing on "ISIS-free zones" that each partner is interpreting in its own way. Joining us to explore those interpretations is Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com, just back from the region with intel on a possible timeline for increased military action in the country. 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. We also examine the recent bombing in Suruc and signs that it was a false flag provocation.



Here is Sibel Edmonds in Aug 2015 warning the Kurds, who she spoke to directly, that they would be thrown under the bus in Syria when push came to shove. Watch the last 10 minutes from the 20 minute mark. Wow. She says that Turkey, Iran and Syria would never allow the Kurds to have independence and that the US would drop them like a hot potato. They are expendable. Paraphrasing: "if Turkey came in after the Syria operation and killed 15,000 Kurds the US would not blink .. they would not do anything". This is how things work. The idea we have interventions for humanitarian reasons is a lie, and covers up ulterior motives like regime change etc.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

FBI SECRET SOCIETY CONTROLLED BY CLINTON SHADOW GOVERNMENT AT STATE DEPARTMENT (HA Goodman)


GOP lawmakers raise concerns over 'secret society' in FBI agents' texts
http://thehill.com/policy/370211-gowd...
Rep. Matt Gaetz: Trump will allow the release of the memo on alleged FISA abuses
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rep...
‘The 7th Floor Group’ or as ‘The Shadow Government.’ This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss
https://nypost.com/2016/10/17/the-sta...
Reps. Gowdy, Ratcliffe on FBI losing key anti-Trump texts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Lg-...



Note: the NSA has complete records of all the "missing" emails and has phone records from all those in the "secret society".

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

Democrats See Kremlin's Hand Behind Calls for Release of Secret Memo


Top U.S. Democrats are claiming Russia is behind an online campaign to release a classified Republican memo.
Meanwhile, Americans on Twitter have launched a new hashtag - "Not a Russian bot".
Campaigners have been tweeting that they are, in fact, real people, and not working for the Kremlin.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

Announcing the REAL Fake News Awards! - Corbett Report


So we all saw Trump's "fake news awards" last week and enjoyed the stupidity of the dinosaur fake news establishment being skewered once again. But #fakenews is not limited to bogus stories about Trump. As Corbett Report stalwarts will know, fake news is being pumped out all the time on any number of issues. So let's hold a REAL fake news awards!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

The Coolest Monkey Saga - Sargon of Akkad


Racism is everywhere, especially in places that it isn't.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

Pittsburgh Steel Workers Back To Work, Economy Booming!




While the entire economy is certainly not booming this is good news. With new tariffs against Chinese imports the US economy will need to start producing things.

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

Fake Models - Fake Science - Fake Scientists (Tony Heller)


Heidi Cullen from Climate Central claims that the number of hot days in the US will skyrocket over the next 82 years - due to an increase in the amount of carbon dioxode in the atmospherie. In this video I examine that claim, and show that her forecast is the exact opposite of empirical evidence, and has no basis in science.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2018.]

Thursday, 25 January 2018

War With Russia Creeps Closer as Ukraine Moves to Pull out of Minsk Accords


While much of America’s – and the world’s – attention focused this weekend reflecting on Donald Trump’s first year in the Oval Office, holding one-year anniversary events for the historic Women’s March and drawing up balance sheets of his promises and achievements, Russia has had a rather different issue on the front-burner: a possible war with Ukraine.

The situation in the Donbass region of south-eastern Ukraine has been a feature of Russia’s political talk shows for the past couple years, along with the military campaign in Syria and more recently the stages in the preparation for presidential elections on March 18.

Focus on the Donbass conflict increased in the closing weeks of 2017 as military action on the front lines separating the forces of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk enjoying Russian support from Ukrainian militias and armed forces reached an intensity not seen for more than a year. This is despite the heralded exchange of military prisoners by both sides before New Year’s under talks supervised by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill.

Then, this past Thursday, came a wholly new development – a draft law passed by the Ukrainian Parliament that could effectively end Kiev’s participation in the conflict resolution process known as the Minsk Accords. Although observers in the United States and Western Europe may have missed it, many Russians believe this development amounts to a declaration of war.

Dmitri Kiselyov, head of all Russian television and radio news services, offered a sober analysis of the emotionally charged development on his Sunday evening news wrap-up today.

According to Kiselyov, the new law, which awaits Poroshenko’s signature, makes preparations for war and includes language indicating a bellicose new approach to the conflict. The mission in Donbass is no longer described as an “anti-terrorist operation.” Rather, the mission now is to send armed forces against “military formations of the Russian Federation” in Donbass.

Military headquarters are established to coordinate the operation to be waged in Donbass. While up until now the self-declared republics of Donetsk and Lugansk were considered under the Minsk Accords as negotiating parties, now there are only “occupation administrations” of the Russian Federation on these territories, with Russia identified as an “aggressor.”

“This makes it all the more convenient for Ukraine to start a war,” Kiselyov says, noting that it could have the added benefit of enabling Ukraine not to pay its foreign debts and to ensure Poroshenko’s continued grip on power.

A Vesti reporter on the ground in Donetsk confirmed with local residents their view that the law means war. They see the current moment on the front line as “the calm before the storm.” Donetsk soldiers at their trenches say they are fully ready to engage with the enemy.

While Kiselyov acknowledges that the draft law might not ultimately be implemented, it nevertheless reveals a growing mood in the Ukrainian capital in favor of escalation. The facts speak for themselves, Kiselyov says, with Poroshenko failing to adhere to the Minsk Accords – for example by organizing local elections in Donbass – or to observe ceasefires along the lines of contact. There are attacks and deaths every day and only counterforce has pushed back recent Ukrainian attempts to gain territory.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/war-with-russia-creeps-closer-as-ukraine-pulls-out-of-minsk-accords/236565/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

Russia 'Concerned' About Turkey Military Bid in Syria - Ryan Dawson




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

Latest Dead Body Tied To The Clintons Turns Up Valuable Evidence


Another body found in a shallow grave in Arkansas has been tied to the Clintons. Marcia Ann Bosley, who was the head housekeeper at the Governor’s Mansion before she was mysteriously let go in 1985, has been positively identified after spending more than 3 decades in the ground.

Bosley, who had no family when she was let go, was assumed to have left the area for other opportunities. She was never reported missing. According to the Hamilton County Coroner:
“The body was wrapped so well in plastic thast much of the tissue is still intact. We were able to extract 2 DNA samples. We’ve determined that one was an unborn child. That could be huge in determining who else was a part of this young woman’s life.”
There has been no official ties made to the Clinton Crime Syndicate but the Arkansas Attorney General has said that nobody is above the law in his state.

We all know that hasn’t been the case in the past. Maybe with some solid physical evidence to fall back on things could be different.

The Clintons aren’t answering requests for comments. They have several spokespeople around the country laughing and calling any connection to this story “absurd.” We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out.
http://directfromusanews.com/2018/01/20/latest-dead-body-tied-clintons-turns-valuable-evidence/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

FBI ADMITS MUELLER PROBE ILLEGAL. STRZOK DIDN'T BELIEVE TRUMP COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA (HA Goodman)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

Destroying, Suppressing Evidence Is FBI Standard Procedure


Congressional investigators were rocked this weekend when the FBI notified them that five months of text messages from a top FBI investigator into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections had mysteriously vanished.

The FBI-issued cell phone of Peter Strzok, whose previous texts to his mistress (also an FBI employee) showed fierce hostility to Trump, suddenly had problems due to “software upgrades” and other issues — and voila — all the messages between the two from Dec. 14, 2016, to May 17, 2017 vanished. Strzok, who oversaw the Trump investigation from its start in July 2016, was removed from Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation last summer after the Justice Department Inspector General discovered his anti-Trump texts.

Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, notified a Senate committee that “data that should have been automatically collected and retained for long-term storage and retrieval was not collected.” The missing texts could have obliterated the remnants of credibility of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.

Conservatives are caterwauling about the vanished evidence but this type of tactic has long been standard procedure for the FBI. Acting FBI chief Patrick Gray was forced to resign in 1973 after it was revealed that he had burned incriminating evidence from the White House in his fireplace shortly after the Watergate break-in by Nixon White House “plumbers.” Gray claimed he was resigning to preserve the “reputation and integrity” of the FBI — but that hasn’t worked out so well.

The FBI has a long history of “losing” evidence that would tarnish its halo. And for most of the agency’s history, judges and Congress have let the FBI sweep its dirt under the rug.

In the Ruby Ridge case, when an FBI sniper gunned down an Idaho mother holding her baby in 1992, the chief of the FBI’s Violence Crimes division was sent to prison for destroying evidence. When a Senate committee held hearings three years later, four FBI agents took the Fifth Amendment rather than tell the incriminating truth about their activities on the Ruby Ridge case. A subsequent Senate report concluded that the five successive FBI reports of internal investigations of the episode "are variously contradictory, inaccurate, and biased. They demonstrate a reluctance on the part of the FBI initially to take the incidents at Ruby Ridge seriously.” Sen. Herbert Kohl (D-Wis.) complained, "I would be asked by the FBI to believe (Ruby Ridge) was almost a model of (good) conduct. The conclusion, is drawn, from ... all the people we've heard, that no one did anything wrong of significance or consequence."

The FBI suppressed mounds of evidence regarding its final assault on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, on April 19, 1993. The FBI had always vehemently denied that it had any blame for a fire that killed nearly 80 people; six years after the attack, investigators found pyrotechnic rounds the FBI fired into the building before the conflagration erupted. Attorney General Janet Reno lashed out at the FBI for destroying her credibility

Newsweek reported that, according to a senior FBI official, “as many as 100 FBI agents and officials may have known about” the military-style explosive devices used by the FBI at Waco, despite Reno’s and the FBI’s repeated denials that such devices were used. The FBI deceived Congress and a federal judge by withholding information that it had six closed-circuit television cameras monitoring the Davidians’ home throughout the siege. The resulting films could have the key information that could resolve the major issues of Waco but the FBI withheld the tapes for years, until they were impounded by U.S. marshals.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-22/destroying-suppressing-evidence-fbi-standard-procedure

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

French Jails on Nationwide Blockade Over Security After Inmate Attacks


Two-thirds of French prisons are under a nationwide blockade, as staff continue a two-week long strike over a lack of security. The protest began after an increase in violent attacks on prison guards by inmates.



Radicalised inmates are causing trouble.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

Anderson Cooper Thinks Haiti is Rich Because of Culture and Stuff (Styx)


Okay, a culture of misery and poverty



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

Keiser Report (E1179): Collapse


Max and Stacy discuss the ‘highly inappropriate pay packets’ for the bosses at a 200-year-old infrastructure company that went down in flames following a very dubious public investment model. Max also interviews Arry Yu, COO of StormToken.com, about the gamified micro-task market where people can earn rather than buy cryptocurrencies.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2018.]

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Turkey Vs. Syrian Kurds: Whose Side Are We On? (Liberty Report)


It looks very much like the US is in a proxy war with its NATO ally Turkey in Syria. The US is backing the Kurds, which are being attacked by Ankara. Both sides are using the same military base in Turkey. Does anyone have any idea what the US is doing in Syria?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – January 22, 2018: Abu al-Duhur Liberation, Operation Olive Branch




The Russians suggested that the Kurds surrender control of their areas to the Syrian Government, but they refused. Thereafter the Russians withdrew from the area and Turkey invaded. The end game here will be the destruction of Kurdish forces in the region, something that all sides would seem to favour. This outcome was foretold by FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds who warned Kurdish leaders that they would be used like pawns, and then discarded over the course of the war:

Syria Invasion Watch - Sibel Edmonds on Turkey, False Flags and the Timeline to War (Aug2015)  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

The Bitcoin Psyop - Corbett Report


Yes, the blockchain is truly revolutionary. Yes, bitcoin is Tulipmania 2.0. Yes, cryptocurrency is a nail in the coffin of the bankster parasites. Yes, digital currency is a tool of the totalitarian tyrants. No, these statements are not contradictory. But don’t worry if you think they are. You’re just a victim of "The Bitcoin Psyop."



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

This Week in Stupid (21/01/2018) - Sargon


Taqiyya is Arabic for "fake news".



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

Cottbus Fourth German City to Ban Migrants from Entering


With a number of new approaches being tried out to ease the migration crisis in Germany - the eastern city of Cottbus has taken matters into its own hands, and banned newcomers altogether.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

Jordan Peterson Received More Violent Threats Than Cathy Newman After Controversial Interview


After she was crushed by Professor Jordan Peterson in a TV debate, Channel 4’s Cathy Newman claimed to be the victim of a violent online hate campaign, yet a study of tweets proves that it was in fact Peterson who received more violent threats as a result of the controversy.

As we highlighted last week, Newman expected to be able to derail Peterson by trotting out the usual “sexist” and “misogynist” cliches, but she was hit with a relentless barrage of common sense and razor sharp logic from Peterson that literally left her speechless at one point.

The most amusing part of the exchange came when Peterson demolished Newman’s claim that the rights of transgender people to not be offended was more important than Peterson’s free speech, leaving her stammering on air and incoherently grasping for words.

The full half hour debate was then heralded by some as a watershed moment in the culture wars given the sheer scale of Peterson’s victory.

This almost immediately led to a contrived backlash that has become all to familiar for those on the left who cannot defend their arguments.

Newman began playing the victim before Channel 4 announced it had hired security specialists in response to a torrent of “vicious” comments and “misogynistic” threats aimed at Newman.

“Such is the scale of threat we are having to get security specialists in to carry out an analysis,” tweeted Channel 4 editor Ben de Pear. “I will not hesitate to get the police involved if necessary. What a terrible indictment of the times we live in.”

However, the only evidence of such threats appeared to be people on social media calling Newman a “bitch” and an “idiot”.

A subsequent investigation of tweets aimed at both Peterson and Newman following the debate found that Peterson received 30 times more abuse than Newman.

According to the data, just two tweets that could be construed at violent were aimed at Newman, while eight violent tweets were aimed at Peterson and his supporters.

In addition, Newman received zero threats of sexist violence compared to 55 threats of sexist violence aimed at Peterson.
https://www.prisonplanet.com/busted-jordan-peterson-received-more-violent-threats-than-cathy-newman-after-controversial-interview.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

What Scientists Now Know About the Impending Mini Ice Age but Aren't Saying (Adapt 2030)


There is now a concerted effort to switch the narrative of global warming to global cooling in the main stream media. Along with that a shift from oceans were rising to now they are not rising, warming will stop because the mini ice age is coming, orbits of our planet are moving, Antarctic ice is not growing and a massive effort to make you believe because of a tiny amount of Arctic sea ice loss its now creating record cold across parts of the Northern Hemisphere. This is what scientist know is coming but are afraid to say, as it has drastic effects for our society moving forward.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2018.]

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

What To Expect In 2018 - With Special Guest Gerald Celente


World-renowned trends forecaster Gerald Celente joins today's Liberty Report to give us the scoop on what he is expecting on the economic and foreign policy front for 2018. War? Economic collapse? Peace? Prosperity?



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

Identity Politics Vs. White People: Who Will Win? - Paul Craig Roberts


Identity Politics is the ideology of the liberal/progressive/left and the Democratic Party. Identity Politics teaches hatred of white people, all white people. An article last November in the student newspaper at Texas State University declared that white DNA is an abomination.

Americans, assuming that they are aware of this hostile statement toward white people, dismiss it as student silliness. They do not understand that it is the logical conclusion of the reigning ideology in America today. Naomi Klein, for example, writing in the current issue of Sierra, takes for granted the explanations of Identity Politics when she writes that the stakes in the 2016 election were enormously high for “those targeted by racist attacks as Trump fanned the flames of rising white nationalism . . . to the prospect of women losing the right to decide whether or not to become mothers, to the reality of sexual assault being normalized and trivialized at the highest reaches of power.”

Formerly, the liberal/progressive/left and the Democratic Party stood for the working class. In those days societal conflict was understood in class terms, and the capitalist was seen as the exploiter. Today the conflict is identity driven, with the white heterosexual male placed in the role as the exploiter of blacks, homosexuals and women.

The idea that power resides in the white heterosexual male is obviously erroneous. Imagine if the Texas college student had written that black DNA is an abomination or homosexual DNA is an abomination. The article would not have been published. But it is perfectly OK to denigrate whites. Indeed, white males have no protection against abuse, because they are not protected by quotas, political correctness, and hate speech prohibitions.

Whites are easily discriminated against, as the recent firing of James Damore by Google illustrates. Damore simply stated a scientific fact that males and females have different traits that suit them to different jobs. But this is a fact that is inconsistent with Identity Politics. Just as Trofim Lysenko managed to destroy Soviet genetics by denying facts, Identity Politics is destroying American society by denying facts. http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/disastrous-effects-lysenkoism-soviet-agriculture Ideologies are only interested in facts that confirm the ideology. When no such facts exist, ideologues make up the facts.

Americans, especially white people who are the target of the deadly ideology of Identity Politics and are placed by the ideology in the same position as Jews in Nazi Germany and capitalists in Soviet Russia, are unaware of the extent to which Identity Politics is now the dominant force in American culture. For example, as James Damore’s lawsuit against Google proves, Google’s corporate culture is 100 percent Identity Politics. Damore was fired because he challenged Identity Politics. Read here https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-14/19-insane-tidbits-james-damores-lawsuit-about-googles-office-environment  examples of the raw hatred that Google employees expressed against Damore. None were fired for hateful and threatening language that went far beyond Damore’s mild statement that males and females have different traits. Google actually rewards employees for beating up on white heterosexual males and conservatives and holds diversity training sessions, the purpose of which is to put whites on the defensive. The whites who survive at Google are the ones who deplore their whiteness.

Clearly, Identity Politics has turned Google into a totalitarian organization, one that cooperates with police state agencies in restricting access to non-approved information. We must hope that a blockchain Internet soon replaces Google and that Google’s stock declines in value to zero. https://hackernoon.com/decentralized-internet-on-blockchain-6b78684358a  

As few people understand the role played by Identity Politics in the attack on President Trump and the American working class that elected him and the role of Identity Politics in falsifying American history, it is beneficial to revisit the Charlottesville, Virginia, staged show of last August and the way the presstitutes cast an Identity Politics explanation over the show.

As the liberal/progressive/left, the Democratic Party, major corporate cultures, and the print and TV media have no compunction about attacking white people in the most threatening and hurtful ways, Amnesty International’s Margaret Huang is clearly wrong when she declares whites, with gags in their mouths, to be the “emboldened and empowered violent segments of our society.” https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/15/amnesty-international-barking-wrong-tree/  

Listening to NPR last August confirmed what I already knew. Charlottesville is being turned into another nail in President Trump’s coffin. NPR had no interest whatsoever in reporting the actual facts about what had occurred in Charlottesville. The several “interviews” with the like-minded were orchestrated to produce the desired propaganda result: It was all Trump’s fault. It was Trump’s fault for many reasons. He had stirred up White Supremacists and Nazis by appealing during the presidential election campaign to their supremacist views with his slogan “America first.”

Of course, what Trump means by “America first,” is precisely what the voters understood him to mean—the interest of the broad American public should come before trade deals that serve the interests of other countries and the narrow profit interests of global corporations. However, the NPR propagandists put words in Trump’s mouth and twisted the meaning of the slogan to be “White America Comes First.”

In other words, “America first” according to NPR is code language to white supremacists to take advantage of the electoral college and elect a leader over the popular vote of the heavy population densities in the narrow geographical areas that comprise the northeast and west coasts, the centers of moral rot. Thus, Trump was the candidate of white supremacists and, thereby, illegitimate.

NPR next conveyed the message that Trump proved he was the Nazis’ candidate when he criticized both sides for the trouble in Charlottesville. NPR used its orchestrated interviews to place all blame for violence on the group that had a permit for their rally. According to NPR, the group that had no permit and formed in order to protest the rally consisted entirely of white hats defending America from free speech by alleged Nazis and racists.

There is no doubt that a rally of what is called the “alt-right” will pull into itself all sorts of extremists and that the cause of the rally, apparently defending a statue of Robert E. Lee from demolition or perhaps simply gaining attention for the organizers, was done harm by the young, apparently unbalanced, man who drove a car into counter-marchers, after the permitted rally had ended. The nonsensical element of this act has convinced some Americans that the entire scene was an orchestration by the deep state as a weapon against Trump and civil liberty.

Charlottesville has many aspects that are ignored by NPR and the rest of the presstitutes. For example, how does the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neoconservative assertion that Americans are the “exceptional people” whose country is the “indispensable country” differ from Trump’s proclamation of “America first”? No one among the liberal/progressive/left was disturbed when America’s first black president proclaimed to the world that Americans are the exceptional, indispensable people. Doesn’t Obama use much clearer language that puts America first? If Americans are exceptional, everyone else is unexceptional. If Americans are indispensable, everyone else is dispensable.

What is the difference? One difference is that Obama was elected by the good people, the non-racist, non-misogynist, non-white-supremacist people, and Trump was elected by “the deplorables,” to use Hillary’s term. Little wonder she lost, having dismissed everyone between the two coasts as “deplorables.” But she didn’t lose, right? Putin and Trump conspired to steal the election from her. Trump is illegitimate and therefore must be driven out of office. He is doubly illegitimate because white heterosexual males elected him. This bogus charge despite the fact that Hillary got 2 million less votes from women than did Obama. Either the 2 million women didn’t vote or they voted for Trump.

The other difference is that Trump’s use of “America first” refers to the loss of millions of American middle class jobs and tax base for former manufacturing cities and states, whereas the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neoconservative use of “exceptional, indispensable America” refers to Washington’s right to bomb other peoples into the stone age for not complying with Washington’s orders.

The campaign to drive Trump out of office has been going on 24/7 since Trump confounded the pundits and won the election. For the liberal/progressive/left Trump is the enemy against whom they are conducting war, and as in war, truth is crowded out by propaganda. The liberal/progressive/left gets away with this abuse of news reporting because Trump’s intent to reduce tensions with Russia is seen as threats to the income and power of the military/security complex and the hegemonic ideology of the neoconservatives. Powerful material interests, ideology, and media together comprise a very strong force against which a mere president hasn’t a chance.

Few Americans understand the fundamental transformation of their politics and society since the 1960s when the Civil Rights Act was stood on its head by EEOC compliance chief Alfred W. Bloomrosen. The Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibited racial and gender quotas as methods to combat “discrimination,” which was mainly a product of history rather than of the motivations of white males. But it is difficult to make history a villain, and social engineering benefits from having a villain to overcome. Thus was the foundation of Identity Politics laid.

The initial stage of the new politics was that quotas established privilege for “preferred minorities,” and preference began prevailing over merit. Over the decades white males have slowly but surely experienced discrimination in university admissions, hiring, promotions, university appointments, and in their ability to exercise free speech. Remember, a senior male engineer at Google was recently fired because he expressed a truthful fact—men and women have different traits—that is unacceptable to Identity Politics.

It is common parlance that white heterosexual males are racists, sexists, and homophobic. To use comparable language to denigrate blacks, homosexuals, and transgendered is impermissible.

The liberal/progressive/left along with the media has abandoned the working class for Identity Politics. Identity Politics teaches that women, blacks, and homosexuals are all victims of white heterosexual males who are characterized as the victimizer class, that is, those who victimize others. The doctrine delegitimizes white heterosexual males in the same way that Nazi doctrine delegitimizes Jews and communist doctrine delegitimizes capitalists. There is no difference.

Initially, white males, such as the University of Virginia history professor on NPR who obligingly demonized the white males who do not accept their second class status, survive by mouthing Identity Politics and crawling on their knees. But this is a temporary respite. For Identity Politics the only acceptable white heterosexual males are those who admit their gender and sexual preference guilt and accept their punishment for being the victimizers of women, blacks, and homosexuals.

In 1995 in our book, The New Color Line: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy, Larry Stratton and I describe how one EEOC bureaucrat by ignoring the statutory language of the Civil Rights Act, legislation the intent of which was to enforce equality before the law, reintroduced legalized discrimination into US law, thus beginning the process of delegitimizing the white male. Today some would turn their backs on this fact, not because it is invalid but because it is politically incorrect. When our book was published 22 years ago, the major media endorsed our argument:

“A forceful and convincing case . . . vividly dramatic.” — New York Times Book Review

“There are important lessons to learn . . . not least how good intentions can go badly awry.” — The Wall Street Journal

“Roberts and Stratton make a strong case that the civil rights legislation of the 1960s has been distorted beyond recognition.” — The Washington Post

The consequence of quotas wasn’t obvious at first, and there were claims that the quotas were temporary, but today the consequence is obvious. Heterosexual white males are deplorables. On NPR one male said that the views of white males who defend both themselves and dead white males from attacks should not be allowed a voice in American politics. Clearly, if The New Color Line were published today, the same publications that praised the book in 1995 would denounce it today.

The liberal/progressive/left asserts that everyone knows that Robert E. Lee was an evil racist who fought for slavery and everyone who wants to protect his statue is obviously the same. Such people deserve no voice, no vote. They must be excluded from public discussion.

Imagine saying this about any other group, especially women, blacks, and homosexuals. How is it possible for the liberal/progressive/left to really believe that they are oppressed by powerful white male heterosexuals when they can demonize white males at will and prevent any backtalk?

If white males are so powerful, how can they be so easily fired by feminist thought control czars for “expressing harmful gender stereotypes.” Harmful to who? How harmful is getting fired? As Faith Goldy and Stefan Molyneux predict http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-12-best-explanation-yet-of-what-happened-in-charlottesville-stefan-molyneux-and-faith-goldy-report-the-truth-you-wont-hear-in-the-media.html, white males have had enough of their demonization and the demonization of our country’s heroes. They see the writing on the wall and are organizing to defend themselves.

As anti-white male propaganda is apparently the only mental activity of which the liberal/progressive/left is capable, Faith Goldy and Stefan Molyneux are probably correct that America, broken into pieces by Identity Politics, is heading into civil war. I wonder which side will control the nukes and bio-chemical weapons.

If the white heterosexual males lose, I wonder who will protect the white women. Are they destined for the same rape and butchery as befell German women from the Russians and Americans once the Wehrmacht surrendered?

Of course, this is an impermissible question.

The liberal/progressive/left are incapable of understanding that by demonizing white heterosexual males they are demonizing all whites and, thereby, themselves.

They should go ask the liberal whites in Rhodesia how well they are faring in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe. They should ask South African whites how secure they believe themselves to be now that they have turned over power and a second black political party has risen, forcing political competition between black politicians into which black party hates whites the most.

These also are impermissible questions.

Identity Politics always leads to violence, and Americans will not be spared.

What the liberal/progressive/left tried to do with Charlottesville is to associate Trump supporters with White Supremacists and in this way demonize Trump supporters so that they will not have a voice when Trump is overthrown in a coup. Or it can be put in a different way: Charlottesville is being used by someone to discredit Trump and the people who elected him in order to pave the way for a coup, and the liberal/progressive/left is enabling the plot.

Upon reflection, I think that for most of the liberal/progressive/left the denunciations and one-sided interpretation of Charlottesville are just the ingrained knee-jerk reaction of people brought up in Identity Politics. In Identity Politics, everyone is a White Hat except racist, sexist, homophobic, gun-nut white males. The only tolerable white males are those who accept this characterization of themselves. All others are “white supremacists” or “nazis.”

From what I read on progressive websites, those imbued with Identity Politics are letting the emotionalism of the politics run away with them. My friend, Rob Kall, who is fair and open-minded and posts my columns on OpEdNews, including those to which he takes exception, writes: “Trump is Now the Leader of White Supremacists and Nazis.” Rob reaches this conclusion because Trump held both sides responsible for the violence in Charlottesville. By seeing equivalence between the two sides, Trump “made it clear that he was siding with the White Supremacists, giving them aid, support and encouragement.” https://www.opednews.com/articles/Trump-is-Now-the-Leader-of-by-Rob-Kall-Donald-Trump_Hate-Groups-Neo-Nazis_White-Supremacist-170816-650.html (You might remember Jean Kirkpatrick who denounced liberals for seeing moral equivalence between the Soviet Union and the US.) I doubt this is the way Trump saw his statement. From the news videos I saw, there seemed to be plenty of hate on both sides. Certainly, there is plenty of hate for Trump among progressives.

In the Washington Post, Alexandra Petri finds Trump’s words condemning the violence on both aides to be “despicable words.” Petri apparently thinks that, counter to what the news coverage shows, the counter protesters did not engage in any violence, or else she thinks that violence from this side was justified but not violence from the other side. She condemns Trump for his statement: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” In her opinion, the last three words, “on many sides” shows that Trump is partial to White Supremacists. http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/15/donald-trumps-despicable-words/

Richard Eskow joins the chorus. He links together deaths in Charlottesville, New York, Portland, Charleston, under “white nationalist terror” and hands them to Trump. https://www.opednews.com/articles/Trump-Won-t-Say-It-But-We-by-Richard-Eskow-Hatred_Terrorism_Trump-Mental-State_White-Male-Effect-170814-424.html 

The Daily Kos also equates Trump’s blaming both sides for the violence, which is what the media reports show to be the case, with a defense of “white supremacist/neo-Nazi violence.” https://www.opednews.com/articles/Trump-defends-white-suprem-by-Daily-Kos-Protest_Trump-Insults_Violence_White-Male-Privilege-170815-734.html

Joe Macare at Truthout tells us that “Truthout will continue to report on the threat of neo-Nazis in the street — as well as those in the White House who are in lockstep with their agenda. We’ll talk to the people organizing against fascism on all fronts. We won’t equivocate or condemn ‘both sides.’ We won’t blame the Nazis’ targets for the hate they receive. But we know that these are not the only faces of racism. Whether it manifests itself in education policy, in gentrification, in economic inequality, in racist policing or in the United States’ immigration and ‘defense’ policies, Truthout will continue exposing white supremacy in all its forms.”

Truthout’s Anna Sutton expresses her “Heartbreak, Anger.” She doesn’t know where to begin. But she sees a fundraising opportunity. Make a donation and Truthout will “tell it like it is” against the “corporate and right-wing media” that are “bending over backwards to normalize Trump and the violence and xenophobia displayed by his rabid followers.” One wonders what corporate right-wing media she is talking about, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, all of which denounce Trump 24/7?

How do we avoid the question: who is over the top, the “alt-right” at Charlottesville or their progressive critics?

Over at CounterPunch, a remnant of America’s left-wing, John Eskow tells us that he has walked among white supremacists “since I first learned to walk. They surrounded me in blue-collar Utica, New York—an early capital of Rust Belt America, back in the 1950s.”

Here is Identity Politics’ association of the working class with White Supremacy. The all-powerful, all-threatening White Supremacists could do nothing to prevent—who?—from offshoring their jobs to Asia. But these people, who are so powerless that they could not even save their own jobs, are a great threat to us good people, who sat sucking our thumbs in unconcern while their economic lives were snuffed out. https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/16/among-the-racists/

CounterPuncher John Wight, prior to affirming the dogma that from the very beginning America has been “synonymous with white supremacy,” first unleashes both barrels on the liberal/progressives: “Strident declamations against fascism in Charlottesville from those who supported fascists in Kiev, calls for action to be taken against extremists in America by those who’ve been supporting them in Syria. What is this if not rank hypocrisy?”

Ah, so, why did the liberal/progressives align with the military/security complex and the neoconservatives against Donald Trump who declared, to his undoing, his intention to normalize relations with Russia, thus removing the enemy needed to justify the $1 trillion annual budget of the military/security complex? These vast monies could have gone into health care for the unprovided, into public assistance for the unprovided, but the liberal/progressive/left would not have it. If the liberal/progressives are so against violence and hate, why do they support the hate campaign against Trump and Russia?

Has Identity Politics made the liberal/progressive/left deaf, dumb, and blind such that their reality is limited to the emotions that Identity Politics produces? This is a valid question. It is not meant to be derogatory. It is meant to lead to an understanding of our plight as a country. How does a country in which blacks are taught to hate whites, women are taught to hate men, and whose history is explained as white oppression successfully deal with the defining issues of our time?

Indeed, such a country is incapable of even recognizing the real issues. It seems clear enough that our doom is certain.

Identity Politics has such a firm hold on universities, media, all sorts of subject areas in public schools such as black studies, women studies, race studies, native American studies, and in Democratic Party politics that reality is absent from the picture.

Most of what is deplored by Identity Politics are simply products of history, not of the evil intentions of white males. It once was the case that the function of liberal progressivism was to reform what was inherited from the past and had been morally outgrown. But this progressive agenda has been abandoned to hate that is just as wrong and deadly as the hate to which the liberal progressives object. So we are left with what: hate against hate. This is not promising.

We have to come back to the question, why is the liberal/progressive/left comfortable with being aligned with the warmonger neoconservatives and the military/security complex against President Donald Trump who intended, until he was blocked, to reduce the extremely dangerous to all of mankind tensions between the US and Russia created over 24 years by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes? If you are really against violence, why oppose the only president we have had since Reagan who wants to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict?

I have asked this question a number of times. I have never had an answer from the liberal/progressive/left.

Are we to conclude that they are unaware, lost as they are in their hatred of white, heterosexual males, that they don’t care, that they want Trump destroyed even if Pence, the replacement, leads us into unwinnable war with Russia and China?

Why do the environmental and wildlife preservation organizations jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon. Are they unaware of the consequences to all life of nuclear war?

What explains the total unreality in which Americans exist? We are supposed to be the leaders of the world. How can we lead when we are so utterly, hopelessly blind and stupid and consumed by hate? https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/16/diversity-politics-vs-white-people-will-win/


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