Web Research Links for the Week of 9/18/17

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Blueprint for water ‘control’? Pol says EPA made secret maps for new regulatory push – by Judson Berger – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/27/blueprint-for-water-control-pol-says-epa-secretly-created-maps-for-new.html – “The EPA denied the maps were drawn to chart areas subject to the Clean Water Act. The agency said they were only drawn to identify the “extent and location” of waterways and other details.”

Hurricane Harvey & the Weather Terrorists from Land, Sea and Air – (35 min)

From the Mother-May-I? Desk: USA Asks Russia For Meeting To Discuss ‘Future Of Deir Ezzor’ – Russian Mediahttps://southfront.org/usa-asks-russia-meeting-discuss-future-deir-ezzor-russian-media/

2 Cargo Planes With Supplies And Equipment Arrive Deir Ezzor Airport – Syrian MoDhttps://southfront.org/2-cargo-planes-supplies-equipment-arrive-deir-ezzor-airport-syrian-mod/

Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent – by Whitney Webb – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47835.htm – “Given the reports of Benjamin’s arrest, last year’s strange-seeming statement by Israel’s military intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevy, makes more sense. Halevy had stated that Israel does not want to see Daesh defeated and also had expressed concern about the recent offensives against Daesh territory, lamenting the “most difficult” situation the group had found itself in at the time. He further added that Israel would do “all we can so as to not find ourselves in such a situation” where Daesh faces defeat… In light of Benjamin’s arrest, part of Halevy’s concern for Daesh may have been born out of the fear that a Daesh defeat could put the lives of Mossad agents, as well as years of their work within Daesh, at risk.”

Investigation: White Helmets Committing Acts Of Terror Across Syria – The supposedly Syrian NGO White Helmets were established in Turkey, not in Syria. They are largely trained in Turkey and Jordan, not inside Syria. They were established in March 2013 by a British ex-military officer with $300,000 in seed funding from Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. – by Vanessa Beeley – http://www.mintpressnews.com/investigation-white-helmets-committing-acts-terror-across-syria/231597/

Delingpole: Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming’ – by James Delingpole – http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/19/delingpole-climate-alarmists-finally-admit-we-were-wrong-about-global-warming/ – “That’s why Benny Peiser, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation says, this is a “landmark” moment in the history of great climate change scare… ‘It’s the first official confirmation we’ve had that CO2 is not as big a driver of climate change as the computer models have claimed; and it’s the first official admission that the planet is not warming dangerously.’ ”

A New Provocation: US Establishes First Permanent Military Base Inside of Israel – by Patrick Henningsen – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/09/19/new-provocation-us-establishes-first-permanent-military-base-inside-israel/ – The US base may also be used to launch air sorties to defend Israel’s recent illegal annexation of the part of the Golan Heights, land which it has managed to take under the cover of the Syrian conflict. Recently, Israel has managed to pry away this contested land from Syria with the help of Al Nusra terrorists on the ground, after they previously chased out UNDOF Peacekeepers which had been positioned there since 1976.

Scientists And Physicians Send Appeal About 5G Rollout And Health Dangers To The European Union – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/scientists-physicians-send-appeal-5g-rollout-health-dangers-european-union.html – The reason for the appeal is “RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment,” but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists, rather than industry scientists who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been.”

Nearly 1,000 US Troops in Syria Are Currently Under Attack by Russians – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – http://theantimedia.org/us-troops-syria-under-attack-russians/ – “The U.S. does not have a legal basis to operate within Syria; even former Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted as much… Never letting the nuisance that is the law get in the way of the American military, it seems as though the U.S. may continue pursuing this strategy, which will ultimately bring the American air force and the Russian air force together to bomb the same territory with complete polar opposite intentions while supporting rival forces on the ground… This is easily one of the biggest geopolitical events in recent times, taking place right under our very noses. Yet it is not even headline news on any of the corporate media outlets’ home pages right now (seriously, check for yourself).”

BREAKING: Israeli warplanes have struck the Syria-Lebanon border – This comes weeks after Hezbollah liberated Syria-Lebanon borderlands from ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/breaking-israeli-warplanes-struck-syria-lebanon-border/”

US Coalition Announces They’ll Defend ISIS by Attacking Syrian Army if They Go After Them – US-backed forces say they will not allow Assad regime to cross Euphrates River to take additional ISIS territory in Deir ez-Zor – by Matt Agorist – http://thefreethoughtproject.com/us-coalition-isis-syria/ – “Bouthaina Shaaban, an aide to Assad, said they are ready to fight the SDF to free the rest of their country… ‘Whether it’s the Syrian Democratic Forces, or Daesh (Islamic State) or any illegitimate foreign force in the country … we will fight and work against them so our land is freed completely from any aggressor,’ she said in an interview with Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV… ‘I‘m not saying this will happen tomorrow … but this is the strategic intent,’ she said.”

HPV Vaccination: Sacrificial Virgins: Part I – Not for the greater good (13 min)

Google, Facebook and Twitter told to take down terror content within two hours or face fines – by Christopher Hop & Kate McCann – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/19/google-facebook-twitter-told-take-terror-content-within-two/ – “Theresa May, the Prime Minister, will on Wednesday urge internet firms to go ‘further and faster’ to stop the spread of terrorist material – including the development of new technology to stop it from ever appearing on the web in the first place.” (emphasis added)

EXPOSED: Hillary Clinton Moved 800K From Her Campaign To Help Fund ANTIFA – by Lucian Wintrich – http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/exposed-hillary-clinton-moved-800k-campaign-help-fund-antifa/ – “In building investigations, Daily Caller first discovered that Hillary transferred a mass sum of money from her campaign over to Onward Together: Clinton transferred $800,000 from her failed 2016 presidential campaign to Onward Together shortly before announcing the group’s launch in May, documents the campaign filed with the FEC reveal.”

Can We Survive Technology? The Origin of SRM Geoengineering and the Modern Theory of Man-made Global Warming – by Peter Kirby – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/can-survive-technology-origin-srm-geoengineering-modern-theory-man-made-global-warming.html – “Ten years after the detonations of the world’s first atomic bombs and the subsequent Japanese surrender, and two years before his death, Fortune magazine published Johnny von Neuman’s “Can We Survive Technology?” It is undoubtedly the first significant mention of the SRM geoengineering thesis and arguably the first mention of the modern theory of man-made global warming… It is interesting to note that the first words written at the top of the first page read, “The New Goals – VI.” If one glances at this phrase, one might read ‘The New Gods’ as the eye will have a tendency to amalgamate the ‘a’ and the ‘l’ in the word ‘Goals,’ turning these two letters into a ‘d’ and therefore forming the word ‘Gods.’ Maybe this is a subliminal message meant to deify von Neumann. And make no mistake, at the time, the world was standing in awe.”

UN deadlock on Ukraine peacekeepers – Ukraine rejects Putin proposal for UN peacekeepers to protect OSCE observers on conflict contact line – by Alexander Mercouris – http://theduran.com/un-deadlock-ukraine-peacekeepers/

From the If-You-Read-One-Article-This-Week Desk: Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/russian-special-forces-repel-a-us-commanded-attack-in-syria-denounce-the-usa-and-issue-a-stark-warning/ – “This is unprecedented on many levels. First, the Russians clearly believe that this attempt to kill or capture a platoon of the Russian military police was planned by the United States. The fact that they are making this accusation officially shows the degree of irritation felt by the Russians about the duplicity of the Americans. Second, this is the first time, at least to my knowledge, that Russian Spetsnaz forces had to be sent in to rescue a surrounded Russian subunit. All Spetsnaz operators survived, but three of them were wounded in the operation (the Russians are not saying how badly). The close air support by very low flying SU-25 aircraft was obviously coordinated by Spetsnaz forward air controllers and probably saved the day. In other words, this was a close call and things could have ended much more badly (just imagine what the Takfiri crazies would have done, on video, to any captured Russian serviceman!).” (emphasis added)

Researchers Connect a Human Mind to the Internet for the First Time Ever – by Jake Anderson – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/researchers-connect-human-mind-internet-first-time-ever.html – Researchers say the project could provide valuable information for future deep learning algorithms and could even assist Musk’s endeavors in creating true BMI. Many futurists believe that as the impact and everyday importance of the Internet grows, it is inevitable that humans will merge the physical world with online virtual environments, ushering in a generation of enhanced augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and a synthesis of the two that some call Mixed Reality.

Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/federal-reserve-will-continue-cutting-economic-life-support.html – “The process that the Federal Reserve has undertaken has been a long and arduous one cloaked in disinformation. It is a process of dismantlement. Through unprecedented stimulus measures, the central bank has conjured perhaps the largest stock and bond bubbles in history, not to mention a bubble to end all bubbles in the U.S. dollar.”

Judicial Reform Activist and Attorney Abducted by Police While Broadcasting – by Janet Phelan – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/judicial-reform-activist-attorney-abducted-police-broadcasting.html – “The video reveals an obviously anxious Ostrowski stating he had just seen a Wilkes-Barre police officer climbing over his fence. He says, ‘I am staying on Facebook live here til someone pulls me off the air.’.. ‘Andy Ostrowski has done nothing wrong to anyone,’ he says on the video. ‘Andy Ostrowski has done nothing but hit enter on emails and things on Facebook.’ At that juncture, Ostrowski suddenly stated that two police officers had just entered his house, wearing gloves and carrying tasers In the background, one can hear the officers ordering him to stand up while he repeatedly asks for to see the warrant. One then hears the off-camera officer saying he has a warrant to take him into custody for a mental health evaluation. The camera then goes dark.”

Ex-CIA agent tweets article blaming Jews for US wars, then apologizes – Valerie Plame Wilson links to piece called ‘America’s Jews are driving America’s wars,’ then says she is of ‘Jewish decent,’ finally says she made a ‘doozy’ of a mistake – https://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-cia-agent-tweets-article-blaming-jews-for-us-wars-then-apologizes/

The Article that Valerie Plame Wilson was attacked for Tweeting: America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars – by Philip Giraldi – http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/ – “I spoke recently at a conference on America’s war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, ‘Why doesn’t anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know it’s American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldn’t we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?’ ”

Sergey Lavrov offers Russia’s point-for-point rebuttal of Donald Trump’s UN speech – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/sergey-lavrov-offers-russias-point-for-point-rebuttal-of-donald-trumps-un-speech/ – “Turkish Sultan Erdogan’s security guards beat protesters during NYC speech (Video) – Erdogan referred to the American protesters as “terrorists” – by Alex Christoforou – “The violence began after Lucas Chapman, an American and former YPG volunteer fighter screamed: ‘Murderer! You’re a terrorist, get out of my country!’ in the middle of Erdogan’s speech… This isn’t the first time Erdogan’s thugs have beaten up American protesters on American soil.”

Ohio State University Tells Students In ‘Privilege Workshop’ Only Whites Are Racisthttp://www.thedailysheeple.com/ohio-state-university-tells-students-in-privilege-workshop-only-whites-are-racist_092017 – “Ohio State University’s “Privilege Workshop,” tells students that not only are white people the only ones who can be racist but that they also cannot be victims of racism. The workshop is apparently to educate white students about their privilege and how to not ‘act racist.’ ”

FL Residents Warned They’ll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homeshttp://theantimedia.org/fl-hurricane-damaged-homes-ticketed/ – “But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said he’d ‘have to write me a fine’ if the fence wasn’t up to code by then… ‘At the time this officer was out here, we didn’t have power, we didn’t have food, we didn’t have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous,’ Perez said, adding that ‘it’s not like I can go to Home Depot’ because all the stores were closed.”

Long List Of Weather Control Patents Prove Technology Exists To Manipulate Storms – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/long-list-of-weather-control-patents-prove-technology-exists-to-manipulate-storms_09212017

Israeli Forces Struck Damascus International Airport. Syrian Air Defense Downed Israeli Drone – Reportshttps://southfront.org/israeli-forces-struck-damascus-international-airport-syrian-air-defense-downed-israeli-drone-reports/ – “Early on Friday (Sept. 22), the Israeli Air Force struck a target in the Damascus International Airport, according to pro-opposition sources and the Israeli media.”

SDF Shelled Government Troops Crossing Euphrates. 9 Soldiers Killed – Unconfirmedhttps://southfront.org/sdf-shelled-government-troops-crossing-euphrates-9-soldiers-killed-unconfirmed/

The US Has New Red Line in Syria — And It’s Ridiculous – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/world/us-new-red-line-syria-ridiculous/ – “The U.S. media has also downplayed the fact that Russia is backing one side of this conflict and the U.S. is backing another — even though this emerging conflict puts 900 U.S. personnel directly at risk. What happens if and when the Syrian army decides it wants to defend itself from the U.S.-backed forces? Will the Russian and American air forces collide – or will the situation be successfully de-escalated?”

 

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Web Research Links for the Week of 9/11/17

Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

The American Medical Association vs. Human Nature – by Philip Hawley, Jr. – http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/09/19980/ – “The document is laced with similarly inexplicable statements, seemingly backed up by nothing more than the personal intuitions of its author(s). For instance, regarding gene therapy: “Because of the potential for abuse, genetic manipulation of non-disease traits or the eugenic development of offspring may never be justifiable” [emphasis mine].”

Is Israel becoming a mafia state? – Some 25% of the revenue of Israel’s lauded high-tech sector comes from shady or fraudulent industries; three-quarters of MKs are said to be in thrall to special interest groups – by Simona Weinglas – https://www.timesofisrael.com/is-israel-becoming-a-mafia-state/

Syrian Air Defense Force Fired S-200 Missile At Israeli Warplanes Over Lebanon – REPORTS – https://southfront.org/syrian-air-defense-force-fired-s-200-missile-at-israeli-warplanes-over-lebanon-reports/

US-led Coalition Bombed Syrian Military Column Near Deir Ezzor – Media – https://southfront.org/us-led-coalition-bombed-syrian-military-column-near-deir-ezzor-media/ – “The TV channel said that the reported airstrikes were a message to the SAA and its allies to avoid crossing the Euphrates River. Nor the Syrian military nor the US-led coalition have commented on the report of Sky News Arabia.”

ISIS Launches Counter-Attack In Attempt To Push US-backed Forces From Deir Ezzor Cityhttps://southfront.org/isis-launches-counter-attack-in-attempt-to-push-us-backed-forces-from-deir-ezzor-city-map/

Breaking News of Saudi Crown Prince’s “Secret” Visit To Israel Brings Embassy Scramble – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-11/breaking-news-saudi-crown-princes-secret-visit-israel-brings-embassy-scramble –  Whether or not it was in fact Crown Prince Salman that himself went to Israel, the timing of the high level delegation’s visit is simply impossible to ignore. Simply put, Syria was without a doubt discussed… and shortly thereafter Syria was bombed. Such direct and closer relations among perennial enemies could be a sign of more escalation and desperate measures to come in the region. This is certainly not – as Israeli media reported – a sign of regional peace.

Israeli Justice Minister: Israel And West Have Major Interest In Establishing Independent Kurdistanhttps://southfront.org/israeli-justice-minister-israel-and-west-have-major-interest-in-establishing-independent-kurdistan/

The EU Is Changing Its Approach To Russia. What Awaits The Eurasian Integration? – by Dmitry Yevstafiev – https://southfront.org/eu-changing-approach-russia-awaits-eurasian-integration/

Israeli Media Begs US to Prepare For War With Syria, Russia, Iran – by Andrew Illingworthhttp://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47781.htm – “The article by Mandel is an outstanding example of how Israeli pro-war interest groups – speaking through right-wing Zionists in top American military and foreign policy circles – try to entice the US government and population into participating in wars that only benefit the hegemonic ambitions of Israel’s deep state.”

Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria – Just as the West ignored signs in 2002-03 that anti-government Iraqis were fabricating WMD claims, evidence is being brushed aside that Syrian jihadists have ginned up chemical attacks – by Robert Parry – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47786.htm

The Secret Privilege by Which the Military Intelligence Complex Retains Control – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/state-secrets-privilege-mic/

Simulating war with Hezbollah, IDF looks to avoid past mistakes – After war games with mock terrorist ‘killing sprees’ in Israeli communities and a counterattack in southern Lebanon, army bringing to a close its largest drill in 19 years – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-mock-war-with-hezbollah-idf-looks-to-avoid-past-mistakes/

After alleged Israeli airstrike, Liberman warns Syria: ‘Don’t test us’ – As Syrian official threatens that Israel will ‘pay heavy price,’ defense minister says things will end very badly for Damascus – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-alleged-israeli-airstrike-liberman-warns-syria-dont-test-us/

Israeli PM Netanyahu Declares Official Support To Creation Of Kurdish Statehttps://southfront.org/israeli-pm-netanyahu-officially-supports/ – “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today: ‘Israel rejects the PKK and considers it a terrorist organization, as opposed to Turkey, which supports the terror organization Hamas. While Israel rejects terror in any form, it supports the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people to attain a state of its own.’ ”

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-13/bombshell-report-catches-pentagon-falsifying-paperwork-weapons-transfers-linked-orga – “The OCCRP and BIRN published internal US defense procurement files after an extensive investigation which found that the Pentagon is running a massive weapons trafficking pipeline which originates in the Balkans and Caucuses, and ends in Syria and Iraq. The program is ostensibly part of the US train, equip, and assist campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF, a coalition of YPG/J and Arab FSA groups operating primarily in Syria’s east). The arms transfers are massive and the program looks to continue for years. According to Foreign Policy’s (FP) coverage of the report: ‘The Department of Defense has budgeted $584 million specifically for this Syrian operation for the financial years 2017 and 2018, and has earmarked another $900 million of spending on Soviet-style munitions between now and 2022. The total, $2.2 billion, likely understates the flow of weapons to Syrian rebels in the coming years.’.. One of the authors of the OCCRP/BIRN report, Ivan Angelovski, told Foreign Policy that, “The Pentagon is removing any evidence in their procurement records that weapons are actually going to the Syrian opposition.” The report is based on internal US government memos which reveal that weapons shipment destination locations have been scrubbed from original documents.”

Calls to punish skeptics rise with links to climate change, hurricanes – by Valerie Richardson – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/11/climate-change-activists-want-punishment-for-skept/ – ” ‘Climate change denial should be a crime,’ declared the Sept. 1 headline in the Outline. Mark Hertsgaard argued in a Sept. 7 article in the Nation, titled ‘Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us,’ that ‘murder is murder’ and ‘we should punish it as such.’ ”

Devastating UK survey finds half of Britons agree with anti-Israel statements – Largest and most detailed study of attitudes towards Jews and Israel ever conducted in Britain finds one in three citizens holds at least one anti-Semitic attitude – by Robert Philpot – https://www.timesofisrael.com/devastating-uk-survey-finds-half-of-britons-agree-with-anti-israel-statements/

Who Rules America? The Power Elite in the Time of Trump (downloadable pdf on page) – by James Petras – http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=2153

From the Don’t-You-Get-It-YET Desk: The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel – by Mike Whitneyhttps://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/14/the-russian-hacking-story-continues-to-unravel/

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/war-on-terror-doctrine-netanyahu/ – “Netanyahu was already talking about terrorism in 1979 when he wrote his book International Terrorism: Challenge and Response that year. He wrote another book on terrorism in 1995, a major work entitled Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorism. The book explains all sorts of themes that have now become public knowledge and household terms and ideas: terrorism, radical Islamic suicide attacks and Iran pursuing a nuclear program. He repeatedly uses the phrase “Weapons of Mass Annihilation” throughout the book – now you know where the term “WMD” (Weapons of Mass Destruction) originated from! Netanyahu is not a prophet but rather a driver of these agendas… The War on Terror™ is an all-encompassing concept with which the NWO is expanding its Empire across the world. It’s a war that can never end. It’s a war whose success or failure can never be measured. It’s a war that leaders can always invoke to justify more money, power and regulation. 16 years on, have enough people woken up to the propaganda in order to break its spell?

Journalist Uncovers White Helmets Used Another “Victim” For Stage Prop Before Switching Him For “Little Omran” – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/journalist-uncovers-white-helmets-used-another-victim-before-little-omran-propaganda.html

Iranian IRGC Penetrated US Command In Syria And Iraq – Media – https://southfront.org/iranian-irgc-penetrated-us-command-in-syria-and-iraq-media/ – “Brig. Gen. Hajizadeh allegedly said that the IRGC is now seeing everything that’s going on inside the US Army command centers. Moreover, Brig. Gen. Hajizadeh said that the whole world will witness a great scandal if the IRGC reveales the info it collected.” (emphasis added)

Syrian Government Forces Crossed Euphrates River And Gained Foothold On Its Eastern Bank – Russian Foreign Ministery Spokespersonhttps://southfront.org/syrian-government-forces-crossed-euphrates-river-and-gained-foothold-on-its-eastern-bank-russian-foreign-ministery-spokesperson/ – “After a victory near Deir Ezzor city, Syrian government forces have successfully crossed the Euphrates River and gained foothold on its eastern bank, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, said during a weekly press briefing… Zakharova added that the Russia military as well as the Syrian Army is now working on forcing ISIS to leave Deir Ezzor city and defusing IEDs and mines planted by the terrorists… Zakharova’s statement could be described as an official confiration of the fact that government forces have already crossed the Euphrates River amid a total media blackout.”

SDF Reaches Eastern Bank Of Euphrates River North Of Deir Ezzor. US Airstrikes Reportedly Kill 120 Civilians In Refugee Camphttps://southfront.org/sdf-reaches-eastern-bank-euphrates-river-north-deir-ezzor-us-airstrikes-reportedly-kill-120-civilians-refugee-camp/

Israel Demanded 60km Buffer but Russia Let Iranian Forces in Syria Approach the Border – Israel demanded a buffer zone from the border on the Golan Heights, to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of Al-Suwayda in southwest Syria – by Amos Harel – http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.812328 – “The Russians agreed only to promise that the Iranians and their allies would not come any closer to Israel than five kilometers from the armistice lines between those of President Bashar Assad’s regime and the rebels. Because the Syrian government still controls the northern part of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, from the city of Quneitra north toward Damascus, this means in practice the Russians only promised to keep the Iranians away from the actual border.”

US And The UK Suggest Delaying Iraqi Kurdistan Region Independence Referendumhttps://southfront.org/us-and-the-uk-suggest-delaying-iraqi-kurdistan-region-independence-referendum/ – “On Thursday, officials from the UN, the US, and the UK met with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani to propose a plan to delay an independence referendum – scheduled on September 25 – for two years, according to Kurdish sources.” (emphasis added)

From the Camel’s-Nose-In-The-Tent Desk: How Sex Traffickers Are Fighting for Your Rightshttp://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/how-sex-traffickers-are-fighting-for-your-rights/ – “Clever politicians seem to be learning. If they want to censor the web and destroy free speech, they need to pick the right targets for their legislation. Of course, in reality, the legislation will end up affecting all of us.”

Why Did Robert Mueller Obstruct Congress’s 9/11 Probe? – by Justin Raimondo – http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/09/10/robert-mueller-obstruct-congresss-911-probe/

The ‘internet of things’ is sending us back to the Middle Ages – by Joshua A.T. Fairfield – https://theconversation.com/the-internet-of-things-is-sending-us-back-to-the-middle-ages-81435

From the What-Could-Go-Wrong Desk: US-led Coalition Troops Were Alongside SDF Units When Russian Forces Struck “Coalition Partner Forces”https://southfront.org/us-led-coalition-troops-were-alongside-sdf-units-when-russian-forces-struck-coalition-partner-forces/

In New York, Netanyahu says Israel will not tolerate Iranians on northern border – by Raphael Ahren – https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-new-york-netanyahu-says-israel-will-not-tolerate-iranians-on-northern-border/

New Documents Show Pentagon Is Shipping Billions Worth Of Weapons To Terrorists In Syria, Trying To Cover Its Tracks – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/new-documents-show-pentagon-is-shipping-billions-worth-of-weapons-to-terrorists-in-syria-trying-to-cover-its-tracks.html – ‘It is likely that the organized crime association is the reason why the Pentagon has sought to alter its records. In addition, the sheer volume of weaponry continuing to ship to the Syrian battlefield and other parts of the Middle East means inevitable proliferation among unsavory terror groups – a phenomenon which has already been exhaustively documented in connection with the now reportedly closed CIA program to topple the Syrian government. The associations and alliances among some of the Arab former FSA groups the DoD continues to support in the north and east remains fluid, which means means US-supplied weapons will continue to pass among groups with no accountability for where they end up.”

EU refuses to condemn Israeli genocide plan – by Ali Abunimah – https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/eu-refuses-condemn-israeli-genocide-plan – “Palestinians would be offered a grim choice: ‘Anyone who is willing and able to relinquish the fulfillment of his national aspirations will be able to stay here and live as an individual in the Jewish state,’ the plan states… Otherwise, ‘Anyone who is unwilling or unable to relinquish his national aspirations will receive assistance from us to emigrate to one of the Arab countries.’.. But if Palestinians don’t choose to surrender to the “Jewish state” or leave, they will be met with even “greater force” than the brutality Israel already uses to suppress the rights of millions of people under military occupation.”

Vatican recalls diplomat under investigation for child porn crimes in UShttps://www.rt.com/usa/403507-vatican-child-porn-investigation/ – ‘The unnamed Vatican diplomat returned to Rome after US prosecutors asked for the priest to be charged and face trial. The State Department also asked the Holy See, the body responsible for the governance of all Catholics, to rescind the man’s diplomatic immunity on August 21, but this request was denied, reports AP.”

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/hawaii-becomes-first-u-s-state-to-go-cashless-for-marijuana-sales.html – “‘You download it on your smartphone. It will link up to a checking account and you will get a QR code. With that code you are able to use that at the dispensary,’ Ikeda said… Now a battle begins with credit card processing companies like Visa and Mastercard who say they won’t allow their cards to be used to buy cannabis or marijuana-related products.”

Israel’s Foreign Agents Don’t Register, Why Should Russia’s? – by Grant Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/israels-foreign-agents-dont-register-russias.html –  “With new scrutiny of Russian activities following allegations of meddling in the U.S. electoral process, the FARA order should come as no surprise. The Department of Justice can be expected to deploy resources far in excess of the meager 9-person team working in the FARA department in order to finally “get Russia.” However, RT could attempt to use the tactics of another FARA target – the Israel lobby – to avoid registering.”

The Self-Driving Vehicle Future Will Be The End of Privacy – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/self-driving-vehicle-future-end-privacy.html – “These autonomous vehicles will eventually make decisions for you, rather than the other way around. This may sound intriguing – like a sci-fi movie come to life – but we must be willing to ask ourselves how much of our lives are we willing to relinquish in the name of convenience and security? As David Lindsay notes, “the more people are habituated to decisions being made for them, the less likely they may be to make their own decisions.” At what point do we say “no more!” and choose to take more control of our lives, rather than less?(emphasis added)

Bipartisan Congress Put Jeff Sessions in His Place, Shut Down His Expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/bipartisan-congress-put-jeff-sessions-place-shut-expansion-civil-asset-forfeiture.html – “The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act will now include Amendment 126, which “restricts the use of the federal government’s use of adoptive forfeiture.” It is co-sponsored by a group of nine bipartisan representatives, including Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan, and Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii… In fact, even one of the co-creators of the civil asset forfeiture program in the United States has said he thinks it should be abolished. “Three decades ago I helped create our civil asset forfeiture system; now it is time to end it,” Brad Cates, former director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office, said in February 2016.”

From the Pax-Americana Desk: Russian Military Observed No Fighting Between ISIS And SDF North Of Deir Ezzor In Last Dayshttps://southfront.org/russian-military-observed-no-fighting-isis-sdf-north-deir-ezzor-last-days/ – ““Over the past few days, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, Russian control and reconnaissance facilities have not identified a single combat of Islamic State terrorists with armed representatives of any ‘third force.’ Therefore, only representatives of the international coalition can answer the question as to how ‘opposition members’ or ‘military advisers of the international coalition’ managed to get to the IS-held areas in the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor] without striking a blow,” Major-General Konashenkov said in a statement on September 17.”

Rohingya Genocide – Links to Corporatism, Geopolitics & Wahhabism – by Chris Kanthan – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/rohingya-genocide-links-corporatism-geopolitics-wahhabism.html – “Saudi Arabia’s biggest exports are oil and Wahhabism. One of the Asian victims of Saudi Wahhabism is Bangladesh, which has turned extremist in the recent years. Many progressive and secular bloggers and writers have been murdered in the last few years; ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups (ABT, JMB) have targeted foreigners – for example, three Americans were hacked to death last year; and extremists have demolished many churches and Buddhist temples. As Bangladesh gets radicalized, so do Rohingya Muslims who live just across the border.”

EXPOSED: The real creator of Bitcoin is likely the NSA as One World Currencyhttp://globalintelhub.com/exposed-real-creator-bitcoin-nsa/ – “The NSA has the capability, the motive, and the operational capacity – they have teams of cryptographers, the biggest fastest supercomputers in the world, and they see the need. Whether instructed by their friends at the Fed, in cooperation with their owners (i.e. Illuminati banking families), or as part of a DARPA project – is not clear and will never be known (unless a whistleblower comes forward). In fact, the NSA employs some of the best mathematicians and cryptographers in the world. Few know about their work because it’s a secret, and this isn’t the kind of job you leave to start your own cryptography company.”

Propaganda Onslaught Alert!: Organic mothers who refuse to vaccinate their children are blamed as deadly diseases are coming back to the West – by Sebastian Murphy-bates – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4890984/Anti-vaccine-mothers-blamed-diseases-returning-UK.html -Mothers refusing to vaccinate children are helping to bring deadly diseases back to the West as hostility to science puts the developed world at risk, according to the world’s leading immunisation chief… Complacency threatens the future of forms of protection that saved millions of lives, says Seth Berkley, chief executive of vaccine alliance Gavi, told The Times.”

A Brief History Of The Flat Earth Society – by clint richard-son – https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/a-brief-history-of-the-flat-earth-society/Comment: Clint weighs in on this divisive debate, recommended.

Web Research Links for the Week of 9/4/17

Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

“We’re Now Seeing Bubbles Everywhere” – Deutsche Bank Boss Urges End To “Era Of Cheap Money” – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-06/were-now-seeing-bubbles-everywhere-deutsche-bank-boss-urges-end-easy-money-policy

From the Catapult-The-Propaganda Desk: UN says evidence shows Assad behind April gas attack – War crimes investigators say jet that dropped sarin bombs on Khan Sheikhoun was Syrian air force – https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-says-evidence-shows-assad-behind-april-gas-attack/ – “In the first UN report to officially lay blame for the attack on President Bashar Assad’s military, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said it had gathered an “extensive body of information” showing that Damascus was behind the horrific sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 that killed at least 83 people… ‘Government forces continued to deliberately target civilians, including through the use of chemical weapons against civilians in opposition-held areas,’ the inquiry said in a statement. ‘As part of an aerial campaign in northern Hama and southern Idlib, on 4 April, the Syrian air force used sarin in Khan Shaykhun, killing over 80 people, most of whom were women and children.’ ”

What comes after smartphones? Brain implants, maybe.https://qz.com/814849/darpa-and-qualcomm-brain-implants-for-6g-and-neural-engineering/ – “It would be the ultimate user interface: a device the size of two stacked nickels that allows your thoughts to control computers. The only catch is it’ll have to be implanted in your brain… That’s what the Department of Defense’s cutting-edge research unit DARPA is working on, as part of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, a concerted push to advance neuroscience. It’s also what Qualcomm chief technology officer Matt Grob believes could come to market for consumers when 6G, or so-called sixth generation wireless technologies, arrives.”

Israeli jets said to hit chemical weapons, missile site in Syria – Syrian army says 2 killed in attack; targeted facility reportedly belongs to an agency associated with production of non-conventional weapons – by Stuart Winer – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-planed-reportedly-hit-chemical-weapons-site-in-syria/ “In May, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the IDF only carries out raids in Syria for three reasons: when Israel comes under fire, to prevent arms transfers, and to avert a “ticking timebomb,” namely to thwart imminent terror attacks on Israel by groups on its borders.”

CNN Caught Creating Fake News Again: Adding Words To Syrian Witness’ Statement To Fit Western Narrative – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/cnn-caught-lying-again-adding-words-to-syrian-witness-statement-to-fit-western-narrative.html – “This quote makes the boy seem as if he is worried because of the Syrian military’s bombs. However, the translation is not only inaccurate, the second half is completely fabricated. The boy’s actual statement is “We were afraid that we would starve to death. We were afraid that we would starve to death.” Even to a non-Arabic speaker, one can clearly hear that the boy is merely repeating his first statement a second time. He says nothing about bombs. CNN simply added it to the translation for political and propaganda purposes.”

US-led coalition violated intl law in Syria by failing to protect civilians – UN report (w/video)https://www.rt.com/news/402167-un-coalition-syria-violation/

The Liberation of Deir Ezzor. Remorseless in Defeat. The West Evacuate ISIS Commanders – by Mark Taliano – http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-liberation-of-deir-ezzor-remorseless-in-defeat-the-west-evacuate-isis-commanders/5607756

Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner – by Paul Craig Roberts – http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/09/06/dear-russia-enemy-not-partner/

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria Accuses Syrian Army Of Khan Shaykhun Chemical Attackhttps://southfront.org/un-commission-of-inquiry-on-syria-accuses-syrian-army-of-khan-shaykhun-chemical-attack/ – “Furthermore, many believe that another reason to doubt the report is that the the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) refused the Russian proposal to organize an independent international committee to investigate the Khan Shaykhun attack… The OPCW didn’t even inspect the Shayrat airbase after US claimed that chemical weapons were stored there, although the OPCW got the right to carry out such inspection misisions.”

Qataris savor Iran land route in upset for Saudishttp://presstv.com/Detail/2017/09/06/534197/Iran-Qatar-Turkey-trade-route-Saudi-siege – “A land route from Turkey to Qatar via Iran is now operational, with 200 trucks of food having already arrived in the Persian Gulf peninsula… The trucks carrying milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products made the journey from the Turkish city of Mardin to the Iranian port of Bushehr in the Persian Gulf from where they were carried by Ro-Ro ships to the Qatari port of Ruwais.”

The school that banned SKIRTS: Gender-neutral uniform policy angers parents as thousands of children across Britain are barred from class over draconian rules – by Mark Duell and Eleanor Harding – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html – “Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers and ties from this September… Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the ‘small but increasing number’ of transgender pupils at the school.”

The Physics of Sound: How and Why Sound Heals – by Jonathan and Andi Goldmanhttp://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/09/06/physics-sound-sound-heals/

The “Internet of Things” Is Sending Us Back To The Middle Ages – by Joshua Fairfield – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/internet-things-sending-us-back-middle-ages.html – “The issue of who gets to control property has a long history. In the feudal system of medieval Europe, the king owned almost everything, and everyone else’s property rights depended on their relationship with the king. Peasants lived on land granted by the king to a local lord, and workers didn’t always even own the tools they used for farming or other trades like carpentry and blacksmithing.”

Soros Paid Al Gore MILLIONS To Push ‘Aggressive US Action’ On Global Warming – by Michael Bastasch – http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/17/soros-paid-al-gore-millions-to-push-aggressive-us-action-on-global-warming/ – “There has been a budget of $11 million for global warming grants in the U.S. Programs budget for the last several years,” the memo reads. “This budget item captures George Soros’s commitment of $10 million per year for three years to Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, which conducts public education on the climate issue in pursuit of creating political space for aggressive U.S. action in line with what scientists say is necessary to put our nation on a path to reducing its outsize carbon dioxide emissions.”

Child behavior center forced minor into van and administered vaccine, lawsuit – by Derek Wood – http://us.blastingnews.com/lifestyle/2017/09/child-behavior-center-forced-minor-into-van-and-administered-vaccine-lawsuit-001987643.html – “After a two hour struggle, where the 15-year-old physically resisted, she was then transported to a county health department, where she was injected the HPV vaccine, according to the same report. The court documents indicate Canopy Children’s Solutions admit to administering the vaccine, but deny forcing the girl and wrongdoing.”

The Government Is Terrified You’ll Find Out The Truth About Cannabis – (15 min)

Teenagers waste 40 days a year looking at mobile devices, startling research discovers – by Michelle Simmons – http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-06-teenagers-waste-40-days-a-year-looking-at-mobile-devices-startling-research-discovers.html

Cashless Society: China’s KFC Introduces Facial Recognition Payment System – by Nicholas West – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/cashless-society-china-kfc-introduces-facial-recognition-payment-system.html

Disabled Man in Tennessee Loses Daughter – Finds Out She was Adopted to Strangers via Facebookhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2017/disabled-tennessee-man-loses-daughter-finds-out-she-was-adopted-to-strangers-via-facebook/ – “He was set up for failure when DCS required him to do the permanency plan steps to get Hailey back, because there were never any accommodations made for his disabilities. Requirements were placed on him that should not have been placed on anyone as a condition for reunification, much less someone with his limitations… Matthew Marble and his family point out that he wasn’t asking to parent alone. He would have had the help of his mother and aunt and uncle. He didn’t even mind if other family members had custody, as long as he was involved in her life… Connie Reguli filed a lawsuit on his behalf against his first attorney for inadequate defense based on his disabilities. She said that the system set him up for failure. At the end of August 2017: The lawsuit against the court appointed attorney got dismissed since his parental rights were terminated.(emphasis added)

Israel Has a Playbook for Dealing With North Korea – Saddam and Assad both tried to build the ultimate threat. The Israelis made sure it didn’t happen – by Zev Chafets – https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-07/israel-has-a-playbook-for-dealing-with-north-korea – “But if the American president does back down, if Kim Jong Un stays in power, keeps his nuclear warheads and ballistic weapons, and gets away with threatening the U.S. and its allies with nuclear destruction, every friend and foe of Washington will be revisiting its strategic playbook. For Israel, so far away from Korea yet so close to Iranian aggression, that book begins with the Begin Doctrine.”

The next challenge for facial recognition is identifying people whose faces are covered – by James Vincent – https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/6/16254476/facial-recognition-masks-diguises-ai

The trouble with bombing a murderous dictator: Guessing how he’ll react – Analysts assume Syria and Hezbollah won’t retaliate against an alleged IDF airstrike in Hama, but say Israel should get ready just in case – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-trouble-with-bombing-a-murderous-dictator-guessing-how-hell-react/ – “It’s hard to get inside the mind of a dictator who torched his own country and used [a weapon of mass destruction] against his own people,” said Saab, a senior fellow and director of the institute’s defense and security program, in an email… However, he said, “my suspicion is that the laws of deterrence with Israel, though never foolproof, will hold simply because the level of punishment Israel would inflict on Syria would be severe, should Assad respond militarily.”

A New Hole in Syria-Sarin Certainty – by Robert Parry – https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/07/a-new-hole-in-syria-sarin-certainty/ – “Special Report: A new contradiction has emerged in the West’s groupthink blaming Syria for an April 4 chemical attack, with one group of U.N. investigators raising doubt about the flight of a Syrian warplane, reports Robert Parry.”

FBI may be preparing provocation against Russia in San Francisco consulate — Maria Zhakarova – http://tass.com/politics/964629 – ” ‘It looks as if the American intelligence agencies are trying to organize an anti-Russian provocation and may even plant compromising material in the building or discover them somehow in the future’… ‘Diplomatic immunity, particularly the immunity of diplomatic facilities refers to the rules of the game enshrined in international law,’ she pointed out. ‘Even when the most acute crises break out, these rules allow countries to maintain civilized interaction. This is the key phrase – even when the most acute crises and wars break out and diplomatic relations are severed. This is what diplomatic immunity was introduced for,’ the Russian diplomat added… ‘How are you supposed to build dialogue and relations if you partner violates agreements after having accepted them, being a subject of international law?’ ”

Consciousness New Evidence, Must Watch Lecture – Anthony Peake (1hr 25min)

Israel Is Arming FSA Groups In Southern Syria (Video, Photos)https://southfront.org/israel-arming-fsa-groups-southern-syria/

US-backed Forces Officially Declare Start Of “al-Jazeera Tempest” Campaign In Deir Ezzor Province – https://southfront.org/us-backed-forces-officially-declare-start-of-al-jazeera-tempest-campaign-in-deir-ezzor-province/

The conspiracies that won’t go away: Brother of 9/11 victim claim the US orchestrated the atrocity as new study shows it was impossible that the third tower collapsed from fire – by Sue Reid – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4867124/9-11-conspiracy-theories-persist-16-years-atrocity.html

Israel lobby forces progressive out of Illinois governor’s race – by Ali Abunimah – https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-lobby-forces-progressive-out-illinois-governors-race – “As Zaid Jilani reported for The Intercept, the pressure began when Illinois congressman Brad Schneider wrote a Facebook post on Sunday attacking Ramirez-Rosa for his ‘affiliation with a group that is an outspoken supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.’.. Schneider, by contrast, has been an extreme supporter of Israel. According to Jilani, the congressman ‘has long been affiliated with the right-wing pro-Israel lobby, which tolerates little dissent on the issue.’.. Pro-Israel money was a major source of funding for his 2016 election campaign – a whopping $318,000 dollars.(emphasis added)

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals – Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted – by Damian Carrington – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/06/plastic-fibres-found-tap-water-around-world-study-reveals – “Mahon said there were two principal concerns: very small plastic particles and the chemicals or pathogens that microplastics can harbour. ‘If the fibres are there, it is possible that the nanoparticles are there too that we can’t measure,’ she said. ‘Once they are in the nanometre range they can really penetrate a cell and that means they can penetrate organs, and that would be worrying.’ The Orb analyses caught particles of more than 2.5 microns in size, 2,500 times bigger than a nanometre… Microplastics can attract bacteria found in sewage, Mahon said: ‘Some studies have shown there are more harmful pathogens on microplastics downstream of wastewater treatment plants.’ ”

Media Silence: North Korea Has Repeatedly Offered To Give Up Their Nukes – by Darius – http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/top-news/media-silence-north-korea-has-repeatedly-offered-to-give-up-their-nukes/ – “There’s of course a significant difference betweenNorth Korea saying it will never negotiate to halt or eliminate its nuclear weapons program, and that it will never negotiate as long as the U.S. continues to threaten it…The reality is that North Korea is saying that, under certain conditions, it will put its nuclear weapons on the table.” [emphasis added]

US-Led Coalition ‘Will Not Allow’ Syrian Army To Cross Euphrates River In Deir EzzorReports – https://southfront.org/us-led-coalition-will-not-allow-syrian-army-to-cross-euphrates-river-reports/ – “Meanwhile, a member of the SDF-linked Raqqa Civil Council claimed that Major General Robert Jones, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the US-led coalition, said in a meeting that the US-led coalition will not allow the regime forces to bypass the Euphrates River.”

From the CO2-Gonna-Get-Your-Momma Desk: NASA has released an amazing (!!!) new video: A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2. It brilliantly illustrates how carbon dioxide travels around the world. The mesmerizing computer model makes it crystal clear that all countries of the world will have to act together to combat climate change:

Syrian Army Pushes Further Along Border With Jordan, Captures 6 More Positionshttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-pushes-further-along-border-with-jordan-captures-6-more-positions/ – “On September 9, Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya fighters targeted a position of the SAA on the Syrian-Jordanian border with a Bulgarian-made Fagot Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)… These missiles were supplied by the US to the FSA groups in Syria. ISIS had used the same type of the missile – distinguished by the white color of the missile container – in the eastern Aleppo countryside… It’s possible that ISIS has bought some of these missiles from the US-backed FSA groups in al-Tanaf base. On September 1, a defector from the FSA told the Russian “Russia 24” TV channel that FSA groups in al-Tanaf base were indeed selling US-supplied weapons to ISIS.”

Syrian Democratic Forces Reach Deir Ezzor Industrial Zone https://southfront.org/syrian-democratic-forces-reach-deir-ezzor-industrial-zone/

Entire Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway Is Secured By Government Forces (Videos, Map)https://southfront.org/enitre-palmyra-deir-ezzor-highway-secured-government-forces-videos-map/

Jewish senator draws heat for grilling judicial nominee on her Catholic faithDiane Feinstein tells a Notre Dame law prof. and Catholic mother of seven ‘the dogma lives loudly within you’ when questioning her on Roe v. Wade – by Eric Cortellessa – https://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-senator-draws-heat-for-grilling-judicial-nominee-on-her-catholic-faith/

EU Leadership Pushes to Adopt Strict Internet Censorship – by Alice Greene – http://punchingbagpost.com/eu-leadership-pushes-to-adopt-strict-internet-censorship – ” ‘As part of this proposal, Estonia is toying with the idea of having an upload filter that would be under the control of platforms and companies hosting content online, or having these platforms be liable for copyright infringing content uploaded by users,’ reports IT World Canada.”

The New Manhattan Project: Ongoing Research Reveals the Roots

The New Manhattan Project: Ongoing Research Reveals the Roots of Global Climate Control and the Massive Program Filling the Skies with Chemical Spray

by Bruce Tanner

On April 29, Peter A. Kirby did a presentation (video below) in San Francisco, outlining some of his research and theories on the Chemtrails we see in the sky above us almost every day in most parts of the Western world, and on how they got there.

In the Summer of 2016, Kirby published his comprehensive Chemtrails Exposed: A New Manhattan Project. For Peter, this marked the end of Phase 1 of what he sees as a long-term research project to document one of the most ambitious, and potentially devastating, scientific and industrial projects ever conceived by man. In his book, and in the lecture below, he outlines many, many of the institutions and documented players in the project, each of which has a past and a paper trail that can give us a deeper look into what’s been done and where we may be going. Peter has good reason to compare this with the gigantic and covert venture by the U.S. Deep State to create the Atom Bomb during WWII.

Starting in 2009, he began digging into books, magazines, libraries, government reports and the Internet to find information to explain the officially denied and yet in-your-face program of enormously extensive spraying of chemicals from planes being seen and documented all over the world. By the time Kirby started his research, there was, as he says in his book, already a problem, not of too little information but of too much. There were dozens of books and documents covering various aspects of a project that was obviously too big to sweep under the rug. But there was nothing that tied it all together and got to the bottom of what was going on.

Peter found, though, that there were smoking guns all along the trails of evidence, many in government and research papers, in professional journals, and in unbelievably candid statements made by scientists and project leaders, that piqued his curiosity and lead him deeper on the trail. He shares all this material, and his deductions from it in Chemtrails Exposed and in this video presentation.

Was the 1933 Berlin Reichstag fire a False Flag or not?

Today on TomatoBubble.com Mike King posted an article claiming vehemently that the Reichstag fire was really set by the partially blind leftist foreigner Marinus van der Lubbe, who was beheaded for the crime, and that anyone stating otherwise was lying. So I did a few searches and came up with the three articles below:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/1310995/Historians-find-proof-that-Nazis-burnt-Reichstag.html

Historians find ‘proof’ that Nazis burnt Reichstag

By Tony Paterson in Berlin – 15 Apr 2001

THE first documentary evidence has emerged to support the view that the Nazis started the 1933 Reichstag fire that Hitler used as a pretext to establish a dictatorship.

While historians have agreed that there is no substance to Nazi claims that German Communists were to blame for the blaze, there has also been a lack of evidence to back the widely held belief that Hitler’s supporters burnt down the parliament building in Berlin.

After poring over 50,000 pages of hitherto unexamined documents from former East German and Soviet archives, four leading German historians have now concluded that the fire was a Nazi plot. Marinus van der Lubbe, 24, a pro-Communist Dutch labourer, was beheaded by the Nazis after admitting that he started the blaze alone to encourage a workers’ uprising.

The news magazine Der Spiegel backed this version of events in the 1960s after a wide-ranging investigation. Now, however, the four historians argue that Der Spiegel’s coverage was part of a cover-up by Nazi sympathisers to protect the culprits from prosecution. Their findings put them at odds with other leading academics.

They base their case on remarks by Adolf Rall, a thief and Nazi stormtrooper, whose body was found in woods near Berlin in November 1933. Rall is said to have told prosecutors of a meeting of the SA stormtroopers during which the SA leader, Karl Ernst, ordered them to enter the Reichstag through a tunnel and sprinkle flammable liquid inside.

Ernst is said to have told his men that an excuse was needed to begin attacking Communists. Hitler used the fire to justify the arrest and torture of 25,000 Left-wing activists and to pass an emergency decree establishing absolute Nazi authority.

According to the historians, a former stormtrooper working in the jail where Rall was serving a sentence, heard of his statement and tipped off the SA. Its leaders are then said to have arranged for the statements to be destroyed by accomplices in the prosecutors’ office and for him to be murdered.

His remarks however are said to have been referred to in other papers found in the archives. The four historians – Hersch Fischler, Jurgen Schmaedeke, Alexander Bahar and Wilfred Kugel – say Nazi complicity in the blaze was kept secret by ex-Nazi journalists after the war.

Der Spiegel’s investigation in the 1960s was led by the historical researcher Fritz Tobias. His findings have been backed by the historian Hans Mommsen and are supported by one of his British counterparts, Ian Kershaw, in his recent work Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris.

The historians – writing in the journal Historische Zeitschrift – accuse Mr Tobias of “wanting to dispel the odium of arson from National Socialism” through his claims. Mr Tobias has defended himself, saying: “I was born into a Social Democratic household and am the last person to want to exculpate Hitler and his consorts.”

Last week, Der Spiegel published a 10-page rebuttal of the four historians’ conclusions. It said: “The thesis which holds that van der Lubbe was the only arsonist involved remains the most plausible explanation.” Although Mr Tobias was not an ex-Nazi, the magazine conceded that other former members had been employed.

http://spartacus-educational.com/Adolf_Rall.htm

Adolf Rall

Adolf Rall, was the eldest of five children, was born in Berlin on 7th June 1905. After leaving school he became a locksmith. In the late 1920s he joined the Sturmabteilung (SA).

On 30th April, 1932, Rall was arrested for stealing cars in Dresden. He was found guilty and sent to prison. Soon after his release he was arrested again for car theft and was returned to prison. In April 1933, he was sentenced for stealing a Daimler sedan in Stuttgart. (1)

According to a German anti-Nazi newspaper, Pariser Tageblatt, published in Paris, Rall had information about the Reichstag Fire. (2) It was claimed that “a former stormtrooper working in the jail where Rall was serving a sentence”, discovered that he knew what had happened. (3)

It was stated that Karl Ernst and Hermann Göring were involved in planning the act of arson. Rall suggested that before the Reichstag fire broke out, he had been in “the subterranean passageway that connects the Reichstag assembly building to the building in which the government apartment of the Reich President Hermann Göring is located. Rall said that he had personally witnessed various members of his SA unit bringing the explosive liquids into the building”. Apparently, Ernst told Rall “that an excuse was needed to begin attacking Communists”. (4)

Adolf Rall died in his cell on 2nd November, 1933. It was reported in The Daily Telegraph that the leaders of the SA “arranged for the statements to be destroyed by accomplices in the prosecutors’ office and for him to be murdered.” (5)

Rudolf Diels and Hans Gisevius also provided information to support this story.

 

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2001/07/reic-j05.html

Book Review

 

The Reichstag Fire, 68 years on

Alexander Bahar, Wilfried Kugel: Der Reichstagbrand – Wie Geschichte gemacht wird (The Reichstag Fire – How History is Created), edition q, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-86124-523-2, 864 pages, price: 68.00 DM

5 July 2001

On February 27, 1933—more than 68 years ago—the Berlin Reichstag, the seat of Germany’s parliament, was set on fire. Shortly after the fire began, the Dutch left-wing radical Marinus van der Lubbe was arrested at the scene of the crime, apparently as the sole culprit.

Even before his identity was established, the Nazi leaders accused the German Communist Party (KPD) of having committed arson. According to Nazi propaganda, the Reichstag fire was intended as a signal for a communist uprising that had long been planned—a claim for which there was not a shred of evidence. In actual fact, the KPD leadership was neither willing nor able to organize such an uprising, so the Reichstag fire could not have been a signal for it.

For the Nazis, who had been in power less than a month, since January 30, 1933, the Reichstag fire was the excuse for a hitherto unparalleled persecution of Communist and Social Democratic workers, intellectuals and party leaders. On February 28, 1933 alone, just one day after the fire, thousands of persons active in, or allied with, the workers movement were arrested. The first to be arrested also included writers Egon Erwin Kisch, Ludwig Renn and Carl von Ossietzky, later murdered by the Nazis in a concentration camp.

All left-wing newspapers, including the Social Democratic daily Vorwärts, the Communist Party press and the German Trotskyists’ newspaper Permanente Revolution, were confiscated and banned.

Two decrees put into effect only one day later, the “Decree on the Protection of People and State”, subtitled “against communist acts of violence endangering the state,” and the “Decree Against Treason of the German People and High-Treason Activities,” were used to annul practically overnight the essential basic rights incorporated in the constitution of the Weimar Republic. These so-called “fire decrees” stayed in effect until the end of the Third Reich and formed the pseudo-legal basis for the entire Nazi dictatorship.

In the days immediately following the fire, the Nazis used the opportunity to generally weaken the entire German workers movement and prepare its destruction, a pressing task since early Reichstag elections had been scheduled for March 5, 1933, and a Nazi election victory was by no means certain.

There were still millions of workers organized in the SPD (Social Democrats), the KPD and the trade unions who were prepared to fight against the Nazis. The results of the March elections made this clear: the SPD and the KPD were still able to garner a combined vote of 13.2 million, the same number of votes they had received during the last elections in 1932. The NSDAP (Nazis) received 17.2 million votes (compared to 11.7 million in the 1932 elections), but were not able to gain an absolute majority of votes on their own. This was only possible with the aid of their German Nationalist allies from the “Kampffront Schwarz-Rot-Weiss”.

It was the SPD leadership’s capitulation before the Nazis and the division of the workers due to the “social fascism theory” propagated by the leaders of the Stalinist KPD that prevented National Socialism from being stopped at the last minute and combated.

As early as 1931, Leon Trotsky already formulated the task at hand in his open letter to the members of the KPD, How Can National Socialism be Defeated?:

“The front must now be directed against fascism. And this common front of direct struggle against fascism, embracing the entire proletariat, must be utilised in the struggle against the Social Democracy, directed as a flank attack, but no less effective for all that.

“It is necessary to show by deeds a complete readiness to make a bloc with the Social Democrats against the fascists in all cases in which they will accept a bloc… We must understand how to tear the workers away from their leaders in reality. But reality today is-the struggle against fascism…

“The overwhelming majority of the Social Democratic workers will fight against the fascists, but–for the present at least–only together with their organisations. This stage cannot be skipped. We must help the Social Democratic workers in action–in this new and extraordinary situation–to test the value of their organizations and leaders at this time, when it is a matter of life and death for the working class.”(1)

As we know, history took a different turn: the Nazis were victorious, and the German and European working class suffered its worst and most devastating defeat. The authors leave no doubt as to the fact that the leaders of both the SPD and the KPD bear decisive responsibility for this defeat. This is made particularly clear in the authors’ portrayal of the so-called “Prussian coup,” the ouster of the SPD-led Prussian government in July 1932 by the Reich Chancellor (head of government) of the time, Franz von Papen. Although the majority of their members were only waiting for the word to offer massive resistance, the SPD and trade union leaders didn’t put up even the semblance of a fight against Papen’s “cold coup d’etat,” and thus paved the way for the Nazis.

Who were the arsonists?

To this very day, there is hardly any event in German history that has been debated as heatedly as the issue of who really set the Reichstag on fire.

In years of meticulous research, the two authors of the book, historian Alexander Bahar and physicist and psychologist Wilfried Kugel, carried out the first comprehensive evaluation of the 50,000 pages of original court, state attorney office and secret police (Gestapo) files that had been locked away in Moscow and East Berlin until 1990. The result is a remarkable and explosive, more than 800-page document that for the first time provides almost complete circumstantial evidence that the Nazis prepared and set the Reichstag fire themselves.

The authors have thus succeeded in disproving a hypothesis that even today is still fairly widespread: that the Dutchman Marinus van der Lubbe was the sole perpetrator. They “base their evidence largely on original documents that are stored in public archives, but have not been evaluated up to now… The book contradicts in many ways all of the research reports that have been published so far on the Reichstag fire, based on what the authors say is the first thorough evaluation of all presently available relevant sources… In summary, the authors have succeeded after years of work in presenting a comprehensive chain of circumstantial evidence—albeit one that will only have a conclusive character for those readers who are prepared to take on the intellectual challenge presented by the often highly complex and convoluted aspects of this case of political crime.” (2)

Bahar and Kugel describe the two contradictory hypotheses as to who was actually responsible for setting the fire as follows:

“As incontestable as it is that the Nazis benefited from the Reichstag fire and made skillful use of it in establishing their dictatorship, opinion remains divided as to who actually committed the deed. The communists accused by the Nazi authorities at the Reichstag Fire Trial in Leipzig were already ruled out in 1933 for obvious reasons: quite apart from the lack of evidence, the suicidal and thus nonsensical nature of such a deed was self-evident, despite Nazi propaganda to the contrary. So did Marinus van der Lubbe, the 75% vision-impaired Dutch left-wing radical communist arrested in the burning Reichstag set the fire on his own? Or were the culprits to be found among the Nazis?” (3)

As early as the summer of 1933, the Brown Book on the Reichstag Fire and Hitler’s Terror was published in Switzerland under the editorship of Willi Münzenberg. In this book, German emigrés attempted to provide proof that the Nazis had committed the crime in a secret operation run by Nazi leader Hermann Göring. And even before the Reichstag Fire Trial in Leipzig, the “Legal Commission of the International Investigation Committee” came to the conclusion that the Nazis had set the fire themselves. Up to 1949, this was the prevailing opinion of all serious contemporaries outside of Germany. “Everyone abroad was and remains convinced that the Nazis set fire to the Reichstag.” (4)

In Germany, however, the legend of Marinus van der Lubbe as the sole perpetrator was created after 1945 by the first head of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels, and his former staff. Diels, who was in charge of the sweeping arrests carried out on the night of the fire, had every reason to exonerate the Nazi rulers after World War II, since he was deeply involved in the Reichstag fire himself. As the authors explain:

“six hours before the Reichstag fire, Rudolf Diels, head of the … Political Police since February 23, 1933 and subsequently head of the Secret State Police Office (Gestapo), wrote the following police radio telegram which was sent to all police stations in Prussia at about 6:00 p.m.: ‘Communists reportedly plan to carry out systematic raids on police squads and members of nationalist associations with the aim of disarming them.’ … ‘Suitable countermeasures are to be taken immediately, and where necessary communist functionaries placed under protective custody.’” (5)

“The arrests carried out the next night had thus already been initiated by Rudolf Diels, the Chief of the Political Police, on the afternoon of February 27.” (6)

The authors prove that it would have been impossible for Marinus van der Luppe to set on fire a building as large as the Reichstag on his own, by reconstructing in minute detail the course of the fire on the basis of countless testimony documents and investigation and court files (particularly in Chapters 2 and 4).

Their conclusion is that “the ‘culprit’ van der Lubbe had even less time to carry out his alleged act of arson than has hitherto been assumed, namely only 12 to 13 minutes… The view often expressed in historical literature that the Reichstag arson had taken Göring, Goebbels and Hitler ‘by surprise’ must now presumably be regarded once and for all as a myth.” (7)

In Chapters 5 to 7, the authors document the proceedings at the so-called Reichstag Fire Trial, which began on September 21, 1933 in Leipzig, and then present the circumstantial evidence for the guilt of the Nazis. The exact evaluation of all of the fire expert reports leads to one conclusion: “ All of the fire experts agreed that the fire in the Reichstag assembly hall had to have been set by several culprits. Van der Lubbe’s self-incrimination was thus proved to be a lie.” (8) (My emphasis – W.K.)

In the trial before the Leipzig Reichsgericht court, which the Nazis had originally planned as a show trial, the accused were “van der Lubbe and comrades.” The Dutchman’s alleged “comrades” were Ernst Torgler, the former chairman of the KPD parliamentary group in the Reichstag, and three Bulgarian communists who were living illegally in Germany: Georgi Dimitrov, who had been the head of the Berlin-based Western European Office of the Executive Committee of the Comintern (Third International) until early 1933, Blagoj Popov and Vasil Tanev. Despite coerced witnesses (including concentration camp prisoners), planted and forged “evidence,” and torture and terror against the accused, the Nazis never succeeded in proving the alleged guilt of the communists. Dimitrov’s undaunted conduct in court, in particular, added to the embarrassment for the Nazi leaders. The Reichsgericht passed its verdict on December 23, 1933: “The accused Torgler, Dimitrov, Popov and Tanev are acquitted.” Marinus van der Lubbe, the only “presentable” culprit, was sentenced to death and executed on January 10, 1934, despite the existing expert opinions and testimony which conclusively ruled out the Dutchman as the sole perpetrator.

Finally, the authors expose the Nazis as the only feasible culprits. Among the documentary evidence the authors base this verdict on is the testimony of SA member Adolf Rall (who was later murdered by the SA and the Gestapo). The emigré newspaper Pariser Tageblatt reported on December 24, 1933: “he (Rall) stated he was a member of the SA’s “Sturm 17” unit. Before the Reichstag fire broke out, he had been in the subterranean passageway that connects the Reichstag assembly building to the building in which the government apartment of the Reich President [Hermann Göring] is located. Rall said that he had personally witnessed various members of his SA unit bringing the explosive liquids into the building.” (10)

Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had worked as a junior lawyer for the political police from August to December 1933, made the following testimony at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial in 1946: “It was Goebbels who first came up with the idea of setting fire to the Reichstag. Goebbels discussed this with the leader of the Berlin SA brigade, Karl Ernst, and made detailed suggestions on how to go about carrying out the arson. A certain tincture known to every pyrotechnician was selected. You spray it onto an object and then it ignites after a certain time, after hours or minutes. In order to get into the Reichstag building, they needed the passageway that leads from the palace of the Reichstag President to the Reichstag. A unit of ten reliable SA men was put together, and now Göring was informed of all the details of the plan, so that he coincidentally was not out holding an election speech on the night of the fire, but was still at his desk in the Ministry of the Interior at such a late hour… The intention right from the start was to put the blame for this crime on the Communists, and those ten SA men who were to carry out the crime were instructed accordingly.” (11)

Based on this testimony and a wealth of other circumstantial evidence, the course of this act of arson can be reconstructed as follows:

“On February 27, 1933, at about 8:00 p.m. a commando group of at least 3, and at most 10 SA men led by Hans Georg Gewehr entered the basement of the palace of the Reichstag President. The group took the incendiary substances deposited there, and used the subterranean passageway to go from the Reichstag President’s palace to the Reichstag building, where they prepared the assembly hall in particular with a self-igniting liquid they probably mixed in the hall. After a certain latency period, the liquid set off the fire in the assembly hall. The group made their getaway through the subterranean passageway and the basement of the Reichstag President’s palace (and possibly also through the adjacent basement leading to the machinery and government employees’ building) to the public street ‘Reichstagsufer.’ Göring entered the burning Reichstag building at 9:21 p.m. at the latest, presumably in order to provide a cover for the commando group’s retreat.

“Van der Lubbe was brought to the Reichstag by the SA at exactly 9:00 p.m. and let into the building by them. The sound of breaking glass which was noticed by witnesses and which was allegedly due to van der Lubbe breaking window panes to get into the building was probably only intended to attract the attention of the public. The Dutchman was sacrificed as the only available witness.” (12)

Almost all of the SA men involved in the deed (with the exception of Hans Georg Gewehr) and many accessories to the crime were later murdered by the Nazis, above during the so-called “Röhm putsch” on June 30, 1934.

Responsibility for the Reichstag Fire was a constant source of debate between German historians after the Second World War. In the early 1960’s, the attempt was made to establish the hypothesis of van der Lubbe as the sole culprit—in particular by Rudolf Augstein’s magazine Der Spiegel and the “amateur historian” and intelligence officer Fritz Tobias. To this very day, some prominent German historians base themselves on this hypothesis and still attempt to deny the guilt of the Nazis. With their new book Der Reichstagbrand, Alexander Bahar and Wilfried Kugel have provided authoritative evidence to finally dispel the longstanding controversy.

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References

(1) Leon Trotsky: Portrait des National Sozialismus, Arbeiterpresse Verlag, Essen 1999, p. 61
(2) A. Bahar and W. Kugel: Der Reichtagsbrand, edition q, Berlin 2001, p. 19
(3) ibid., p. 15
(4) Braunbuch über Reichstagsbrand und Hitlerterror, Universum-Bücherei, Basle 1933, p. 74
(5) Bahar and Kugel, p. 71
(6) ibid., p. 72
(7) ibid., p. 73
(8) ibid., p. 321
(9) Walther Hofer et. al.: Der Reichstagsbrand, Arani-Verlag, Berlin 1972/1978, revised new edition: Ahriman-Verlag, Freiburg 1992, p. 2
(10) Bahar and Kugel, p. 533
(11) ibid., p. 543
(12) ibid., preliminary remarks “Reconstruction of the Reichstag arson”

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http://www.zersetzung.org/“zersetzung”: psychological subversion and destruction, from policies and practices of the East German Stazi in the 1970s and ’80s, but of technologically advanced sophistication and intrusiveness since at least that time in the West, particularly the U.S. – “You Won’t See This on Fox News… For a number of years, I have been researching a variety of unusual topics.  I have documented my work in a series of original research exhibits which present factual materials most people have never seen. Much of this factual data logically leads to the creation of certain inferences and tentative conclusions that are based on a holistic view of the data but which cannot be independently proven… The following introduction to my website is designed to present a “bird’s eye view” of my findings and is therefore necessarily partly speculative.  However, it is firmly grounded in hard data which is publicly available, and much of which is presented in articles and exhibits throughout this site.”

Landmark Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level – by Jay Syrmopoulos – http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/landmark-bill-introduced-congress-legalize-cannabis-federal-level.html – “In an effort to push back against repressive federal control of marijuana policy, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress by representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to exclude cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which absurdly lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — a classification that denotes a substance being dangerous and having no known medicinal value… Passage of this legislation would provide states with the exclusive authority to regulate marijuana how they see fit – without the ominous threat of federal criminalization. In a prepared statement, Rep. Garrett explained that states are “more than capable” of deciding what policies best benefit their own citizens – without the need for federal oversight. If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco.”

Regime Change and Continuity of Agenda: Trump Adviser Now Chairs NED – by Joseph Thomas – http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/01/regime-change-and-continuity-of-agenda-trump-adviser-now-chairs-ned/ – “Dr. Shelton’s role as both Trump adviser and chairperson of the National Endowment for Democracy instead, signifies a continuation, even expansion of US regime change efforts worldwide, not a withdrawal from this policy.”

U.S. Sponsors New Sanctions Against Syria At UN Security Council, Russia “Has No Choice” But To Veto – by Brandon Turbeville – http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/u-s-sponsors-new-sanctions-against-syria-at-un-security-council-russia-has-no-choice-but-to-veto.html  – “While many may have hoped that Donald Trump would bring a more rational approach to foreign policy, especially when it comes to Syria and Russia, all signs are pointing in the opposite direction, with the Trump regime sending clear signals that it is going to be just as anti-Russia and focused on the destruction of Syria as the previous administration.”

from the Official-Propaganda Desk: War crimes committed by all parties in battle for Aleppo – UN-mandated inquiry on Syria – http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56265#.WLg3QfLITqU – “The report notes that the siege-like tactics employed by pro-Government forces in eastern Aleppo last year trapped civilians without adequate food or medical supplies, and that between July and December, Syrian and Russian forces carried out daily air strikes, claiming hundreds of lives and reducing hospitals, schools and markets to rubble.(emphasis added) – No information posted regarding any “war crimes” committed by the “moderate opposition.”

Check Out This Freaky New Robot Created By Boston Dynamics – by Daniel Lang – http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/check-freaky-new-robot-created-boston-dynamics.html

A Paradigm Shift in the Middle East: Iran as the Solution, Not the Problem – by Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi – http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/28/a-paradigm-shift-in-the-middle-east-iran-as-the-solution-not-the-problem/

The Fictitious Economy: Hiding How the Economy Really Works – Michael Hudson interviewed by Sharmini Peries – http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/01/the-fictitious-economy-hiding-how-the-economy-really-works/ – “If you can make people use a vocabulary and concepts that make it appear that when the 1% gets richer, the whole economy is getting richer – or when GDP goes up, everybody is improving – then the people, the 95% who did not improve their position from 2008 to 2016 somehow can be made to suffer from the Stockholm syndrome.”

The Awakening – The Greatest Psyop in History – by Sylvain Lamoureux – http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/02/28/awakening-greatest-psyop-history/“If there was such a thing as a global awakening visible we would have seen a massive and exponentially growing number of global disobedience, especially by parents who protect their children as a result of their knowledge, and actions accordingly.”~Willem Felderhof – “So bravo to the great awakening, for it is everything the controllers could ever dream of and more; so much separation and suspicion formed around individual camps which shall never come together to challenge today’s normal. Scroll back up and re-read that quote from Mr. Felderhof, do you see any of that actually happening? What I see is the populace vehemently defending all the things which keeps humanity on its knees for there is always an excuse or justification for our individual and collective stupidities.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 2/20/17

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Reports say Turkey Behind Airdrop To ISIS in Tal Afar (w/video taken by Iraqi PMU) – https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=77e_1488193631

SYRIA: Repeat Cycle, MI6, CIA, “Regime Change” Operations – by Vanessa Beeley – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/02/28/syria-repeat-cycle-mi6-cia-regime-change-operations/ – And as Nafeez Ahmed notes: “According to former French foreign minister Roland Dumas, Britain had planned covert action in Syria as early as 2009: “I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business,” he told French television: ‘I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria. This was in Britain not in America. Britain was preparing gunmen to invade Syria.’ “

U.S. Marshals Biometric Scan Passenger Retinas To Board Flight: “Like Everyone Else, I Complied” – by Mac Slavo – http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/u-s-marshals-scan-passenger-retinas-board-flight-like-everyone-else-complied.html – “This time was different. Halfway down the jetbridge, there was a new layer of security. Two US Marshals, heavily armed and dressed in dystopian-style black regalia, stood next to an upright machine with a glowing green eye. Every passenger, one by one, was told to step on a mat and look into the green scanner. It was scanning our eyes and matching that scan with the passport, which was also scanned (yet again)… Like everyone else, I complied. What was my choice?” – This Article taken from article by Jeffrey Tucker – probably on his way to Anarchapulco – Wonder if they were scanning flights to Acapulco because of the event?

Troops No More: US Is Spreading the Blind War Against Life Itself in Syria – by Gordon Duff – http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/02/23/troops-no-more-us-is-spreading-the-blind-war-against-life-itself-in-syria/ – “This is not ‘yet another conspiracy theory’. It’s just a reminder how a desert-crawling line of Japanese open-back trucks gifted by the US filled with countless irregular fighters in plain view could easily make it overnight to the point where Western military and political leaders are now saying ‘the war against ISIL is endless’, ‘we will stay here for the time being’, and ‘it will take time to retake Mosul’.”

Pope Francis Likens Jesus to ISIS, Says Muslims Must Breed With Europeans – Francis claims ISIS similar to Jesus sending his disciples to all nations – by Kit Daniels –  http://www.infowars.com/pope-francis-likens-jesus-to-isis-says-muslims-migrants-must-breed-with-europeans/ – “Pope Francis also promoted socialism during the interview… ‘A completely free market does not work,’ he claimed. ‘Markets in themselves are good but they also require a fulcrum, a third party, or a state to monitor and balance them.’.. ‘In other words, [what is needed is] a social market economy.’ ”

Rutherford Institute Sounds Warning Over Intrusive Gov’t Questionnaires, Issues Constitutional Guidelines on American Community Survey –  https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_sounds_warning_over_intrusive_govt_questionnaires_issu – “The ACS con­tains some of the most detailed and intrusive questions ever put forth in a census questionnaire, including questions relating to respondents’ bathing habits, home utility costs, fertility, marital history, work commute, mortgage, and health insurance. Information obtained through the ACS is not simply used to in­form government policy in a neutral manner, but is also provided to private operatives for the purpose of promoting corporate and/or political agendas, and the fi­nancial information persons provide could be compared to infor­mation provided to the Internal Revenue Service on tax returns. A failure to respond to the ACS can result in penalties of up to $100 for each question not answered.” – The Rutherford Institute’s “Constitutional Q&A: American Community Survey

Iconoclast: One Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debateshttps://youtu.be/MLdZzf8HoUU – Official Science = Scientism

California Dam Crisis Could Have Been Averted – https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-dam-crisis-could-have-been-averted/ – “The hydrological changes that provoked the Oroville crisis are likely to affect other dams throughout California and the West. Scientific models project a climate that is more variable, with hotter, longer droughts and bigger precipitation events—specifically, more rain and more intense rainstorms as well as less snowpack.” – “Scientific” American blithely spouts predictions based on “scientific models,” with nary a peep about geoengineering and climate modification programs. Scientific indeed.

2011 Breitbart Tweets Implicated Podesta In PizzaGate Scandal – http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2016/12/andrew-breitbart-tweets-resurface-due-to-podesta-pizzagate-scandal/17893/ – “AndrewBreitbart – @AndrewBreitbart – “How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me. – 1:21 PM – 4 Feb 2011”

Blackwater Heads to China – by James Corbett – https://www.corbettreport.com/blackwater-heads-to-china/ – “No, no, no! Not Blackwater! It’s Frontier Services Group—an entirely different mercenary group chaired by Erik Prince—that is heading to China! And they’re not there to sell mercenary services! Absolutely not. They’re merely opening some “forward operating bases” to help the Chinese train “ex-” PLA soldiers how to be mercenaries! It’s entirely different!.. But wait…I thought Oceania was supposed to be at war with Eastasia? Why would a Trump advisor be aiding the main “enemy” of the incoming Trump administration? It’s almost like the whole conflict is a set up that’s being puppeteered by powerful forces behind the scenes as part of Cold War 2.0 to keep the masses in a constant state of fear of the new (secretly supported) Boogeyman. But that couldn’t be the case, could it?.. Oh, that’s right: The largest shareholder in Frontier Services Group is CITIC. And for those who already know about China and the New World Order the circle is complete.” (emphasis added)

“Smart Cities,” Surveillance, and New Streetlights in San Josehttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/02/smart-cities-surveillance-and-new-streetlights-san-jose – “Under “smart cities” programs like the one in San Jose, many municipalities across the country are building technology infrastructures in public places that collect data in order to save energy, reduce traffic congestion, and advance other governmental goals. Some of these programs may improve urban life, and EFF does not oppose smart cities per se… But we have a word for government use of technology to document how identifiable people are living their lives in public spaces: surveillance. And we strongly oppose the web of street-level surveillance that is rapidly spreading across our urban landscapes. It invades privacy, chills free speech, and disparately burdens communities of color and poor people… There is an inherent risk of mission creep from smart cities programs to surveillance.”

“Former” Mossad officer, Juval Aviv, predicts that Donald Trump will be impeached for treason in the next few months on RT (abetted by RT management?) – https://youtu.be/sNARIrqQ9oE  (2min 23sec)Aviv also fully accepts and endorses the notion that the Russians have some means of pressure on Trump.  This is, I think, not innocent.

Chemistry Expert: Carbon Dioxide can’t cause Global Warminghttp://principia-scientific.org/chemistry-expert-carbon-dioxide-cant-cause-global-warming/ – “So it makes sense to ask the question – if the ocean were to be heated by ‘greenhouse warming’ of the atmosphere, how hot would the air have to get? If the entire ocean is heated by 1˚C, how much would the air have to be heated by to contain enough heat to do the job?.. Well, unfortunately for every ton of water there is only a kilogram of air. Taking into account the relative heat capacities and absolute masses, we arrive at the astonishing figure of 4,000˚C… That is, if we wanted to heat the entire ocean by 1˚C, and wanted to do it by heating the air above it, we’d have to heat the air to about 4,000˚C hotter than the water.”

Will Superweeds Choke GMO to a Timely Death in USA? – by F. William Engdahl – http://www.williamengdahl.com/englishNEO13Feb2017.php – “In Illinois, 48% of the fields with superweed samples present tested positive for both glyphosate and PPO Inhibitors (sometimes called contact herbicides, another form of weed killer) resistance. That means the superweeds thrive despite herbicide doses. In Indiana it was 66.6% or two-thirds. In Iowa, where the pro-GMO Governor, Terry Branstad is awaiting Senate approval as new Trump Ambassador to China, the percent of fields resistant to the superweeds is a shocking 74.7%, or three-quarters. And in Missouri, home state to Monsanto, the figure is 81.8%. This is significant I would say.”

Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas – by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch.org – “Right. So was it a trap set by Obama to trip-up Flynn?.. Maybe “yes”,  maybe “no”. It’s hard to say. But what we know is that 17 days before Obama left office, he issued an executive order expanding the powers of the NSA “to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” (NYT)… Why does that matter?.. It matters because Flynn had already had his conversation with the Russian ambassador, so if the Intel agency that illegally gathered the information wanted to escape prosecution, the best way to do that would be to spread the information around to other agencies making it impossible to hold any one agency accountable. Simply put: They were taking the precautionary step of removing their bloody fingerprints from the murder weapon.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 2/13/17

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from the The-Internet-Of-Things-Is-Falling Desk: AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear – It’s accelerating its rollout of the network built for connected sensors and machineshttp://www.pcworld.com/article/3170060/internet-of-things/att-plans-a-national-iot-network-with-lte-m-by-midyear.html – “The carrier said Tuesday it will have nationwide LTE-M coverage in the U.S. by the middle of this year, six months ahead of schedule. Previously, AT&T had said LTE-M would cover the U.S. by year’s end... LTE-M is one of several LPWANs (low-power, wide-area networks) that are emerging to link sensors and other devices to the internet of things. It’s not as fast as the LTE that smartphones use, but it’s designed to allow for longer battery life, lower cost, smaller parts, and better coverage. LTE-M has a top speed of around 1Mbps (bits per second) upstream and downstream and a range of up to 100 kilometers (62 miles), including better penetration through walls.” – This is 5G technology, operating at speeds up to 90ghz (with a wavelength of 3mm!) an unprecedented assault on biological life.

FAKE NEWS WEEK: ‘Assad and Russia’s Slaughter in Syria’: Deconstructing the Media’s Fake ‘War Crimes’ – by Barbara McKenzie, 21stCenturyWire.com – “Narrative: NATO and its allies are waging an immoral and illegal war against Syria.  Despite mainstream media denials, the fact remains that their proxies on the ground are criminal gangs with an extremist ideology, committing atrocities on a daily basis… The crimes against Syria by the hand of western governments and their agents, however, are totally ignored by institutions that support the West in its plan to effect regime change. The agenda stretches from Washington DC, to the US-led ‘Coalition’ governments, right through to the United Nations… Instead, the West has constructed a narrative of Russian and Syrian ‘war crimes’ which, although refutable at every level, is maintained and promoted by Western politicians, diplomats, UN officials, the corporate media, and social media trolls. The fake narrative is achieved through a comprehensive set of strategies…”

From the No-Matter-How-Cynical-I-Get-I-Just-Can’t-Keep-Up Desk: Guardian Headline: Damning reports emerge of Trump campaign’s frequent talks with Russian intelligencehttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/donald-trump-campaign-russia-intelligence-contact – Contrary to the headline, the article, based SOLELY on innuendo in the NYTimes and on CNN, talks of unnamed “current and former US intelligence officials” speaking of contacts from “the Trump campaign” with “Russians known to US intelligence” who “conceded” the Trumpsters did not do ANYTHING in cooperation with what this scurrilous article contends, with no evidence, was “Moscow’s efforts to skew the election in Trump’s favour”. And I’m betting this trash gets picked up by Alternet, Daily Kos and HuffPo citing the Guardian as an Authoritative Source. OMG.

Tit-for-Tat: New CIS Report Validates Trump’s Travel Ban – by Alice Greene – http://punchingbagpost.com/new-cis-report-validates-trumps-travel-ban – “The ban, issued on Jan. 27th, affects refugees and visa holders from seven Muslim nations. According to the report, more than 70 convicted terrorists came from these countries. Seventeen of those individuals entered the US through a refugee program Trump had already flagged as ‘concerning.’.. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) reports that more than 30 of the 72 convicts served at least three years in jail for their crimes… Crimes included ‘use of a weapon of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit a terror act, material support of a terrorist or terror group, international money laundering conspiracy, possession of explosives or missiles, and unlawful possession of a machine gun,’ reads the report… This report undermines Judge James L. Robart’s Feb. 3rd decision to issue a restraining order on the travel ban.”

Outlawing microchipping humans not so far-fetched, Nevada senator says – by Sandra Chereb – http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/nevada/outlawing-microchipping-humans-not-so-far-fetched-nevada-senator – “Senate Bill 109 would make it a Class C felony to require someone to be implanted with a radio frequency identifier, such as microchips placed in pets… The idea for the bill came from a constituent, the Las Vegas Republican said… ‘As I began to look into the issue, I was surprised with the merit that I believe the issue warrants,’ Harris told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday… Harris said the technology is used by companies in Belgium and Sweden to identify employees… Harris said the Nevada bill is modeled after legislation passed by at least 10 other states.”

Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age – by Arjun Kharpal – http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/13/elon-musk-humans-merge-machines-cyborg-artificial-intelligence-robots.html – ” ‘Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,’ Musk told an audience at the World Government Summit in Dubai, where he also launched Tesla in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)… ‘It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.’ ”

Arizona Scientists Devise $500 Billion Plan to Refreeze The Arctic Polar Cap – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/02/13/scientists-devise-400bn-plan-refreeze-arctic-polar-cap/ – “Physicist Steven Desch has come up with a novel solution to the problemsthat now beset the Arctic. He and a team of colleagues from Arizona State University want to replenish the region’s shrinking sea ice – by building 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter, these would be used to pump water to the surface of the ice where it would freeze, thickening the cap.” – My comment to the article: “Are these “Scientists” going to calculate for the masses of warm low-latitude air being blown up into the Arctic by the weather modification scheme diverting the jetstream from the Northern Pacific?”

Resolute Support Commander: More Troops Needed to Break Afghan ‘Stalemate’ – by Cheryl Pellerin – https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1078377/resolute-support-commander-more-troops-needed-to-break-afghan-stalemate?source=GovDelivery

Military-Grade Spy Gear Is Flooding into Local Police Departmentshttp://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/02/military-grade-spy-gear-flooding-local-police-departments/135282/?oref=DefenseOneFB – “…police agencies in other states continue to intercept cell data after presenting judges with a pen register application, a court order whose standard is lower than that of a search warrant. Authorities need only show that captured information will be “relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation.” Civil liberties advocates argue this lower standard is particularly troubling, given cell site simulators’ interceptions of “innocent” nearby phones in the process.More opaque still is what happens to all this data, extracted or intercepted, once police have it.”

Berkeley Riot, How & Why (11min)

A very direct distillation of the Feb. Alta report (and hints from future ones) with Clif High of HalfPastHuman.com interviewed by Dave on the X22 Spotlight (37min) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEYFsxfmnmo

from the Danger-Danger-Will-Robinson Desk: Russia halted Syrian army, rebel clash in northern Syria: sourceshttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-idUSKBN15P19B?il=0 – “Two rebel officials accused the government forces of provoking the incident. One of them said the government forces had moved towards their positions in tanks. ‘Rebels shot to warn them not to get any closer, but the tank responded and a clash erupted,’ said the first rebel official… ‘Later on Russia intervened to calm down the situation,’ said the rebel official. ‘This whole incident felt like a test.’.. A second rebel official, a commander in the al-Bab area, added: ‘They opened fire. Fire was returned.’.. Both rebel officials said an armored vehicle had been captured from the government forces… There was no immediate comment from Russia.”

China’s Technocracy Using Social Credit Scoring System To Drive Scientific Dictatorshiphttps://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/02/09/chinas-technocracy-using-social-credit-scoring-system-drive-scientific-dictatorship/ – “Dr. Parag Khanna maintains that China is a Technocracy and TN agrees. This social scoring system is guaranteed to result in total Scientific Dictatorship, and it will soon be coming to America. This is a foundational,  must-read article for all Americans! ⁃ TN Editor” – “As early as in 2003, the Chinese government expressed interest in creating a comprehensive means of assigning citizens credit scores that would be an improvement over the country’s credit rating system. The State Council recently approved the ‘Outline of Regulations for Building a Social Credit System (2014-2020)’ and at present eight companies have been granted the central bank’s permission to conduct pilot testing of their own social credit systems, akin to the Fair, Isaac and Company (FICO) consumer credit ratings. Part of what makes such an endeavor unique in China is the vagueness and in some cases complete absence of regulations regarding big data collection for credit scoring purposes, potential third party uses of such scores, and privacy protections of the user data that factors into credit score calculations.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 2/6/17

Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

Bannon to Name Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Leading Group Fighting ISIS as “Terrorists” – by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – “The news comes amid emerging reports that the White House is preparing to list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) – by far the most powerful national security and defense entity in Iran – as a terrorist organization… The proposal, possibly coming in the form of an executive order by the Trump administration, would prohibit any material support or other kinds of contact with the sanctioned entity… If issued, the executive order would create the first known instance of designating a foreign government institution as a terrorist entity. The IRGC is the guardian of Iran’s internal security and a powerful yet independent military organization that includes its own army, navy and air forces as well as special forces and intelligence units… Created by Ayatollah Khomeini shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution to safeguard the ruling regime, the Corps is said to comprise more than 120,000 active personnel. Throughout the past years, the Revolutionary Guard has been deployed abroad, including in neighboring Iraq and Syria, where it is engaged in fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).”

IDF fires on Syrian post after shell lands in Golan – from TimesOfIsrael.com – “The tank shell caused no injuries or damage. It occurred during reported clashes between Syrian government and rebel forces in the villages of Ufaniya and Hamidiya in the demilitarized zone… Syrian government forces were also shelling the village of Hamidiya with artillery… The IDF said it retaliated by firing on a Syrian army position, and identified a direct hit. It didn’t specify how it attacked the Syrian position, but pro-government Syrian media said Israeli helicopters attacked the position, causing damage but no injuries… Israel has repeatedly stated it holds the Syrian government responsible for all errant fire, regardless of the source, if it lands on the Israeli side of the demilitarized zone. However, in the past, the army has also noted that it “will not hesitate to act against any opposition forces in Syria.” (emph. added)

Prominent Republicans Pitch Carbon-Tax Plan to Top Trump Aides – by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Margaret Talev – https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-08/prominent-republicans-begin-push-to-tax-carbon-cut-regulations – “A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too… Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the new “Climate Leadership Council” pressed the case in a 45-minute meeting in the Roosevelt Room that included President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior aide Kellyanne Conway… ‘The signs were very encouraging,’ Ted Halstead, who founded the council, said after the meeting. Two weeks into this new administration, we have positioned our solution as the most promising climate solution — if they want to go there.’.. Baker also met briefly with Vice President Mike Pence, as the old-guard Republicans try to persuade the Trump administration that a carbon tax imposed in exchange for abolishing a slew of environmental regulations is an insurance policy against the risks of climate change.”

from science.house.gov: Former NOAA Scientist Confirms Colleagues Manipulated Climate Records https://science.house.gov/news/press-releases/former-noaa-scientist-confirms-colleagues-manipulated-climate-records “WASHINGTON – U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology members today responded to reports about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) 2015 climate change study (“the Karl study”). According to Dr. John Bates, the recently retired principal scientist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, the Karl study was used ‘to discredit the notion of a global warming hiatus and rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy.’ ”

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs (6min)

DPR Emergency Statement: Following Trump call, Poroshenko is preparing for total war – http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/02/dpr-emergency-statement-following-trump.html – ” The deputy commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, stated at an emergency briefing in Donetsk last night that Poroshenko is preparing to unleash a full-scale war and reject the Minsk Agreements… Basurin announced: ‘Following the talk between Poroshenko and Trump, Ukraine will in the near future cease to receive financial and military support for its terrorist operation in the land of Donbass. In connection with this, the Ukrainian president has fallen into complete despair and is ready to desperately commit to the most reckless action of unleashing a full-scale and bloody war in Eastern Europe.’ ”

New Elite Whistleblower from NOAA Smashes Global Warming Science – by Jon Rappoport – http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/brand-new-elite-whistleblower-smashes-global-warming-science.html – “But Dr Bates said this increase in temperatures was achieved by dubious means. Its key error was an upwards ‘adjustment’ of readings from fixed and floating buoys, which are generally reliable, to bring them into line with readings from a much more doubtful source – water taken in by ships. This, Dr Bates explained, has long been known to be questionable: ships are themselves sources of heat, readings will vary from ship to ship, and the depth of water intake will vary according to how heavily a ship is laden – so affecting temperature readings.”

Please watch Clif High’s Feb. interview w/Greg Hunter (repost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h09Ztb7sTc ) to listen to his theory that the Trump election represents the victory of one group of insiders (he calls them Faction B) over the Neocon war-party (Faction A). Faction A have been trying to keep the U.S. population completely in the dark about our real origens and history, real science, our inner connection with source, essentially anything that might lead to our liberation from their debt slavery system. NOT that Faction B want us to be truly free, mind you. But, in Clif’s view, they at least want us to have sufficient freedom and access to new, high-value technologies to be able to build a society that can function and survive.

The nature of Judaism and the question of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

Regarding The Protocols and Judaism and the accordant political “philosophy” Zionism, I highly recommend Gilad Atzmon’s “The Wandering Who.”

IMO, Judaism is the creation of the AI construct (possibly associated with the Draco reptilians) that has targeted Earth for thousands of years as part of “its” program of conquest in this sector of the universe. The idea of a “chosen” people is the ultimate expression of what Eckhart Tolle has called the psychopathology of the “garden variety ego.” The ego (everyone experiences the challenges of this phenomenon) is a sub-routine running in the mind that creates itself as some “thing” separate from all-that-is, and sets up military-grade psychological defense mechanisms to protect its illusion of separation. It has no interest or care for any other being it necessarily sees as separate from itself, except for the advantages that being can provide for its strategies of self-preservation, control and ego-gratification (imaginary psychological states).

Judaism was adopted by the Turkic Khazarian Kaganate in the second half of the the first millenium (which timeline may not be accurate, another story entirely) for the creation of political advantages and the pre-eminence of their empire over their neighbors. The psychopathology of the “chosenness” hook in the Judeo-tribal identity complex seems to have eventually dominated their mindsets. When the Khazars were eventually overrun by the Turkic Russ empire toward the end of the first millennium, the “religious” leaders of Khazar society refused to capitulate and be assimilated by the Russian culture.

It’s my theory that from the time of their defeat as an empire, elements of the Khazarian “shtetel” leadership operated an underground “secret council” that eventually spread throughout the lands populated by the Khazarian diaspora (i.e. Ashenazi Jews). IMO, this secret council created Sabbatean Judaism, the Rothschild financial empire, with its powerful intelligence arm that eventually emerged publicly as the Mossad, as well as the Bavarian Illuminati (with its connections to the Jesuits, another possible project of the proposed Khazarian secret council). The Illuminati went underground and penetrated all of the secret societies of the West, turning them to the task of implementing the grand agenda of world conquest.

Again IMO, The Protocols are an accurate reflection of the thinking of the secret council, leaked, intentionally (as part of their “religion’s” tenet of announcing their intentions – “predictive programming”), or not. The eerie accuracy of the way history has followed the path of implementation of The Protocols throughout the 20th Century to today, and the ways in which the strategies evident within the Global Imperium (the UN, Agenda 21, Social Marxism, domination of banking, the surveillance state, etc. ad nauseum) are a powerful indication of the reality of The Protocols.

Bruce