Web Research Links for the Week of 5/5/19

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To sway Trump, Bolton pitches defensive Iran war – White House adviser is trying to repackage conflict for president who promised to get out of Middle East – by Alison Tahmizian Meuse – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/to-sway-trump-bolton-pitches-defensive-iran-war/ – “The purported Iranian threat passed on by the Israelis was not explicitly against the United States, according to journalist Barak Ravid, but could involve an attack on oil-exporting allies Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates… Given that Saudi Arabia has already experienced attacks on its oil tankers in Red Sea shipping lanes by the Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen, potential pretexts for US military action have effectively already taken place… ‘The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime,’ Bolton said Sunday in a nod to the isolationist president, ‘but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC], or regular Iranian forces.’.. ‘I don’t think Bolton’s goal has changed since working for Trump, but I feel like the strategy or packaging has changed,’ said Mortazavi. ‘What Bolton is doing is packaging this as defense, as opposed to an invasion, and trying to provoke the Iranians to take the first step.’.. ‘If the Iranians stumble or take the bait from Bolton I think it will be met with direct action on the US side,’ she said, adding that Trump does not like war, ‘but he also likes to be a strong man.’ ”

Scalar Wars – The Brave New World of Scalar Electromagnetics – by Bill Morgan – http://www.prahlad.org/pub/bearden/scalar_wars.htmThis is an amazing article, Highly recommended.

A frustrated Trump questions his administration’s Venezuela strategy – by Anne Gearan, Josh Dawsey, John Hudson, Seung Min Kim – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-frustrated-trump-questions-his-administration-e2-80-99s-venezuela-strategy/ar-AAB7uP6 – “President Trump is questioning his administration’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist strongman with a young opposition figure, according to administration officials and White House advisers… The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallized around national security adviser John Bolton and what Trump has groused is an interventionist stance at odds with his view that the United States should stay out of foreign quagmires… Trump has said in recent days that Bolton wants to get him “into a war” — a comment that he has made in jest in the past but that now betrays his more serious concerns, one senior administration official said.”

Besieged Venezuelan embassy loses power, water (5 min)

Israeli Paper Claims to Have DETAILS of US ‘DEAL OF CENTURY’ For Middle Easthttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201905081074821510-deal-of-century-details/ – “According to newspaper, the deal will suggest the creation of a Palestinian state on the lands of the West Bank and Gaza Strip that will be called “New Palestine”. The document doesn’t specify the political structure of a new state, but indicates that democratic elections will be held within a year after its creation to form a government, with each Palestinian receiving the right to cast a vote… US Likely to Unveil ‘Deal of the Century’ on Israeli Independence Day – Reports… At the same time, Israeli settlements will remain under Tel Aviv’s control with addition of several other settlements. Israel Hayom didn’t specify the settlements that will be added… Jerusalem’s Arab population will reportedly become full-fledged citizens of New Palestine (meaning, I assume, they will not be able to vote in Israeli elections any more), as opposed to the existing system of permanent residency documents, which can become invalidated if a person leaves the city for a lengthy period of time. What is more, Israeli citizens won’t be eligible to buy the homes of Palestinians and vice versa, the newspaper added… The newspaper indicates that many of  the points in the document resonate with statements by Trump’s Middle East advisor Jared Kushner, while at the same time it contradicts some of the previous leaks, which also haven’t been confirmed by US officials.” (emphasis added)

Trump moves to designate Brazil a ‘major non-NATO ally’https://www.rt.com/usa/458820-trump-brazil-non-nato-ally/ – “Trump announced the decision in a White House press release on Wednesday. As a non-NATO ally, Brazil would become a preferred buyer of US military equipment, would participate in Pentagon military auctions, and would participate in military exercises and training operations with US forces… Seventeen other countries, including Israel, Japan, South Korea and Australia hold equivalent status.” – Comment: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro recently mentioned that Brazil is considering joining in an invasion of Venezuela “to restore democracy” with the U.S., and that he has the power to make the determination on such an agreement on his sole authority.

Merck Sees “Unprecedented” Growth in Gardasil Vaccine – Over $3 Billion in Sales in 2018 with Expansion into China – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/merck-sees-unprecedented-growth-in-gardasil-vaccine-over-3-billion-in-sales-in-2018-with-expansion-into-china/ – “Vaccine manufacturer  Merck & Co. has reported earnings from its Gardasil HPV vaccine for 2018 at $3.15 billion, far above the previous year sales of $2.31 billion. First quart of 2019 sales of the Gardasil vaccine have soared 31% to $838 million for the first three months of 2019… Executives from the company have stated that these sales of the Gardasil vaccine are “unprecedented,” and the company plans to spend over $1 billion to expand its Gardasil vaccine production… (Source.) Much of this growth of the Gardasil vaccine market is due to Merck’s expansion into China. See: Gardasil HPV Vaccine Acceptance into China Creates Instant Billionaires

U.S. seizes North Korean ship it accuses of violating sanctions – by Sarah N. Lynch, Michelle Nichols – https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-northkorea-seizure/u-s-seizes-north-korean-ship-it-accuses-of-violating-sanctions-idINKCN1SF22I – “The ship, known as the “Wise Honest,” was first detained by Indonesia in April 2018. Under an unusual U.S. civil forfeiture action, the vessel is now in the possession of the United States and is currently approaching U.S. territorial waters heading toward American Samoa, U.S. Justice Department officials said… However, U.N. sanctions monitors reported to the council in March that Pyongyang continues to defy the measures ‘through a massive increase in illegal ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products and coal.’.. The 17,000-ton Wise Honest, which also was used to deliver heavy machinery to North Korea, is the second largest of Pyongyang’s bulk carriers, the U.S. Justice Department said… ‘This sanctions-busting ship is now out of service,’ said John Demers, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division… When asked by reporters on Thursday whether North Korea’s largest cargo ship may be engaged in similar illegal behaviour, department officials said they did not know… ‘If it is, we’d love to get our hands on it,’ Demers added.

Let’s give the globalists their own election-night headache – More globalist election rigging systems exposed – https://patriots4truth.org/2018/08/03/lets-give-the-globalists-their-own-election-night-headache/

Trump shares laugh with Florida crowd over rally attendee’s call to shoot migrants – by Shawn Langlois – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-and-florida-crowd-share-a-laugh-over-a-rally-attendees-call-to-shoot-migrants-2019-05-09Question: Another genius move?

America in denial: Gabor Maté on the psychology of Russiagate (27 min) – Dr. Gabor Maté explains the present political moment, including the Trump phenomenon, from a psychological perspective. Thinking caps recommended.

Italy, the Aircraft Carrier on the War Front – The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War – by Comitato No Nato – https://www.globalresearch.ca/italy-aircraft-carrier-war-front/5676773 – “1. The U.S. Armed Forces have in Italy (according to the official report of the Pentagon Base Structure Report) more than 1,500 buildings, with a total surface area of over 1 million m², and they rent or have been granted permission to use a further 800 buildings, with a surface of approximately 900,000 m². In total, there are over 2,300 buildings with an area of approximately 2 million m² scattered over fifty sites. But this is only part of the U.S. military presence in Italy.”

Syria Testimonies: A Mother’s Brave Testimony after Martyrdom of Her Son, Majed, 4th April 2019 (w/video 8min) – https://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-mothers-brave-testimony-martyrdom-son-majed-4th-april-2019/5676810 – “I was feeling down for about a week..I thought maybe it was because the memorial of his father was approaching. Later in the evening…, we bring incense for the service. Majed brought me incense and left. I got dressed and headed to church. While I was in the church, the rocket landed. I stayed there and didn’t feel afraid, all men went out except for two men… I started to address women who were there, ‘Calm down, stop talking, just calm down’… “How would these two young men be able to take care of us?! Just calm down a bit until we find out what’s going on’… But I didn’t know that my son was injured and taken to hospital, I didn’t know at all. Later, the pastor (or priest) came, we held the service and I came back home. I tried to call Majed but he didn’t answer my calls… He was taken to the hospital and…martyred immediately… But we love our homeland so much… – Yes, we love it so much… – What did he use to say to Mhardeh?.. – Mhardeh…, what was that song?.. – “Mhardeh, you are the only beautiful”… We wouldn’t leave it, no…, we wouldn’t leave it to anyone else. We have so much pride in him, Majed was so beautiful. I wish you knew him, he’s so beautiful. These 20 years he lived, they were wonderful. As if he lived for a million years, so wonderful… him and his brother too… – How many friends he had! How many loved ones he had! – …him and his brother too…”

The Debt Ceiling and the G Fund: Here We Go Again – by Ralph R. Smith – https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/03/06/debt-ceiling-g-fund-go/ – “The limit on how much money the federal government can borrow is called the “debt ceiling.” There was a one-year suspension on the debt ceiling but that suspension ran out on March 2… On February 9, 2018,  President Trump signed a bill suspending the debt ceiling until March 1, 2019. In effect, the new debt limit is the level of the debt on that day. On February 11, 2019, it was $22 trillion. While the U.S. Treasury estimates it will run out of money in September 2019, the exact date this will happen is an estimate… As a result of exceeding the debt ceiling, the Treasury Department has again started using “extraordinary measures” to prevent the U.S. from exceeding the debt ceiling… We do not know when the debt ceiling limit will be raised. There is little doubt it will be raised as the federal government continues to spend more money than it receives in revenue… In the meantime, many federal employees are contributing to financing the operation of the federal government whether they know about it or not. The reason is because G Fund assets in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) are used by the federal government to help meet expenses.”

From the Aid-And-Comfort Desk: Navy to deploy hospital ship USNS Comfort in response to crises in Venezuela – by Ed Adamczyk – https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2019/05/08/Navy-to-deploy-hospital-ship-USNS-Comfort-in-response-to-crises-in-Venezuela/3131557329058/ – ” ‘At the President’s direction, the United States Navy will deploy the USNS Comfort to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America this June,’ Pence said at the State Department’s annual Washington Conference on the Americas on Tuesday. ‘The Comfort will embark on a five-month humanitarian mission to address the Venezuelan crisis.’.. ‘The USNS Comfort represents our enduring promise to our partners in the Western Hemisphere, our shared neighborhood,’ Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said in a statement. ‘U.S. Southern Command is committed to the region in support of our Caribbean and Latin American partners, as well as displaced Venezuelans who continue to flee the brutal oppression of the former Maduro regime and its interlocking, man-made political, economic and humanitarian crises… The U.S. has provided more than $256 million to the region in humanitarian and development assistance, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday, adding that more will be needed as the country suffers through violence, economic insecurity, hyperinflation, and shortages of food, medicines and essential services.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The U.S. has not only pursued policies that have deprived Venezuela of possibly tens of billions of dollars in revenue, it has out-and-out stolen approximately 6 billion or so since the start of the Guaido “crisis.” But they have a few million in aid for Venezuela if only they’ll get rid of “The Usurper” (the “former” President) Maduro.

Connecticut DCF Punishing Tennessee Parents for Taking Their Story Public? Refuse to Let Parents Visit Babyhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/connecticut-dcf-punishing-tennessee-parents-for-taking-their-story-public-refuse-to-let-parents-visit-baby/ – “Her Egyptian Christian husband was allegedly accused of being a Muslim terrorist, and before they knew it, she was being drugged against her will and forced to have cesarean surgery to remove her daughter from her womb, when she had been planning on having a natural birth… Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) then proceeded to take custody of the baby, with no formal charges ever filed against the parents. The parents eventually had to return to their home in Tennessee with their other two children, making the 20-hour one-way trip back to Connecticut each week to have a supervised 2-hour visit with their daughter as they tried to comply with DCF to get their daughter back… After six months, the parents decided to take their story public… Suzy, the mother, has now reported that Connecticut DCF is refusing to allow them to see their baby since they went public with their story… ‘We have just driven all day yesterday and all night for the past nearly 20 hours straight to get to Connecticut to see our baby and now our case worker David Friend is telling us that he cannot accommodate our visit and we cannot see our child!’.. Others Come Forward with Similar Stories in Connecticut – Are “Predictive Analytics” Being Used in CT to Kidnap Children?.. Since going public with their story recently, others have apparently come forward to share similar stories based out of Connecticut… CPS Using “Predictive Analytics” Software to Label Parents as Unfit, Even Before Baby is Born… Richard Wexler, from the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, has exposed how “Predictive Analysis” is nothing more than racial profiling.” (emphasis added)

CPS Using “Predictive Analytics” Software to Label Parents as Unfit, Even Before Baby is Born – by Terri LaPoint – http://medicalkidnap.com/2017/11/02/cps-using-predictive-analytics-software-to-label-parents-as-unfit-even-before-baby-is-born/ – “Parents whose children have been taken from them by Child Protective Services often tell us that the system is backwards. Instead of being presumed innocent until proven guilty, everyone involved with CPS assumes guilt, even in the face of no evidence of guilt. Some jurisdictions are taking this presumption of guilt without evidence a frightening step further: they are using “predictive analytics” to see which parents MIGHT abuse or neglect their children in the future… In several cases reported to Health Impact News, we have already seen such allegations used against parents. Social workers have literally written in their reports to the courts that a parent has characteristics that might indicate that they may abuse or neglect their child in the future, even though there is no evidence that they have harmed their child in the past… This is reminiscent of George Orwell’s “thought police” in the dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is inconsistent with one of the foundational principles underlying the U.S. Constitution, that of the presumption of innocence. Some have equated the predictive analysis model with racial profiling, because the algorithms tend to disproportionately target people who are poor or part of a minority group.” (emphasis added) – Comment: This practice goes beyond violating “principles underlying the U.S. Constitution,” it violates the basic principles of English Common Law, the glue that binds our society together, regardless of the efforts of the usurpers in D.C. and the Law Society to create a new order.

ALERT! MUELLER LIED! Here’s The BOMB That Nunes Spotted Out (4 min) – from Gary Franchi

Media Blackout: U.S. and Iran Tensions Rise — Iran Claims Arrest of 290 CIA Agents; U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers To Mediterranean; Bolton & Pompeo Issue Threats – by Aaron Kesel –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/media-blackout-us-iran-tensions-rise-iran-claims-arrests-290-cia-agents-u-s-sends-2-aircraft-carriers-to-mediterranean-bolton-pompeo-issue-threats.html – This means that the U.S. may have two carrier strike groups within striking distance of Iran, not just one as the U.S. media is reporting, and DEBKAfile may have leaked intelligence (archived.) Although Vice Adm Lisa Franchetti is the source of the story, this writer couldn’t find a source for any of the quotes external to DEBKAfile… Vice Admiral Franchetti commented that it was a rare opportunity for two strike groups to work together alongside key allies and partners in the region. Our sources say she was referring to British, French and Israeli naval forces. The vice admiral, who has served as 6th Fleet commander since early 2018, added: ‘The dual carrier operations in the Mediterranean showcase the flexibility and scalability maritime forces provide to the joint force, while demonstrating our ironclad commitment to the stability and security of the region.’.. China, arguably one of the largest buyers of Iranian oil, reiterated its opposition to unilateral sanctions and accused the U.S. of reaching beyond its jurisdiction. “China’s cooperation with Iran is open, transparent, reasonable and legitimate, and should be respected,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in response to a question on the waivers at a briefing in Beijing, CNN reported.Reuters reports that: ‘If China does not cut Iran oil purchases to zero, the Trump administration may have to make a decision on blocking Chinese banks from the U.S. financial system. That could have unintended consequences for finance and business between the world’s two biggest economies, already in negotiations over trade disagreements.’.. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned all countries to reduce their Iranian oil imports to zero in an April 22 statement; Pompeo said no nation would receive any further exemptions or waivers from U.S. sanctions… ‘We believe Iran will continue to sell its oil … (and) use the Strait of Hormuz. But if the United States takes the crazy measure of trying to prevent us from doing that, then it should be prepared for the consequences,’ foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday… Before the U.S. said it would send 2 carrier strike groups on April 22nd, it was reported by Press TV (which is based in Iran) that Iranian forces had ‘identified 290 CIA agents across different countries, forcing the U.S. to form a special committee to reassess its cloak-and-dagger operations’… ‘CIA operatives in those countries were identified and arrested and the contacts of the U.S. intelligence agency with its sources were disrupted in such a way that a committee to assess the failure was set up in America,’ Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said… Iran also blamed the U.S. for an attack in September on its military parade where gunmen killed 25 people and wounded around 70, CNBC reported.… ‘All of those small mercenary countries that we see in this region are backed by America. It is Americans who instigate them and provide them with necessary means to commit these crimes,’ (Iranian President) Rouhani said… The CIA has admitted that in the 1950s they hired Iranians to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh. So the argument that the CIA would never arm terrorists, let alone give them explosives, is null and void. The question is, would they do it again and risk world war three?”

The War on Cash Is A War on Liberty — Let’s Stop It! (20 min) – Ron Paul Liberty Report

US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin – by Anya Parampil – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/06/us-state-department-publishes-then-deletes-sadistic-venezuela-hit-list-boasting-of-economic-ruin/ – “The State Department’s economic hit list: Entitled “U.S. Actions on Venezuela,” the document boasted that U.S. policy had effectively prevented the Venezuelan government from participating in the international market and has led to the freezing of its overseas assets. It read like a sadistic celebration of Washington’s retribution against the Venezuelan population as a whole, the kind of collective punishment which is illegal according to Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions… While the State Department praised the opposition for “providing medical and hygiene attention to over 6,000” Venezuelans, those numbers dwarf in comparison to the 300,000 people CEPR ‘estimated to be at risk because of lack of access to medicines or treatment… [including] 80,000 people with HIV who have not had antiretroviral treatment since 2017, 16,000 people who need dialysis, 16,000 people with cancer, and 4 million with diabetes and hypertension.’.. In other words, the supposed “Venezuela Crisis Response Assistance” touted by the State Department is not even a band-aid over the gaping wound that US unilateral coercive measures have inflicted on the country.”

Rachel Maddow endorses regime change in Venezuela to “push Russia back,” sympathizes with Bolton and Pompeo – by Aaron Mate – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/06/rachel-maddow-endorses-war-venezuela/ –  The loudest voice among the corporate media hack pack doubling down on Russiagate conspiracies is MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. On May 3, Maddow took her propaganda to an entirely new level of militaristic cheerleading, launching into a rant that offered de-facto encouragement for the current neocon cause-du-jour: regime change in Venezuela… Maddow: …And so, hey John Bolton and hey Mike Pompeo, are you guys enjoying your jobs right now? You each thought your job this week was to name, and shame, and threaten, and counter Russian government involvement in Venezuela while saber-rattling about how everybody else better get out of the way because the US is really mad about it. Guys, turns out your actual job is figuring out how and why you work for a president who says whatever Vladimir Putin tells him.‘ ”

Buzzsaw 20/20 — Trumpocalypse Now? (44 min) – Sean Stone interviews Ben Fulford on the state of the world.

Turkey ‘may go into Syria region despite Russia deal’https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/05/595199/Turkey-Syria-Russia-Tel-Rifaat – “Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay made the comments in an interview with broadcaster Kanal 7 on Sunday, a day after cross-border fire from the region claimed the life of a Turkish trooper… ‘The agreement was for us to stop there (Tel Rifaat), but if these attacks continue, this may take a different shape. We are discussing this with Russia,’ Oktay said, without providing further details.”

Julian Assange Tortured with Psychotropic Drug – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-tortured-psychotropic-drug/5676921 – “The FBI, Pentagon, and CIA are “interviewing” Assange. Kwiatkowski writes: ‘Interviewing is the wrong word. I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome. Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ.’.. BZ is a powerful drug that produces hallucinations… ‘Soldiers on BZ could remember only fragments of the experience afterward. As the drug wore off, and the subjects had trouble discerning what was real, many experienced anxiety, aggression, even terror,’ the New Yorker reported. ‘…The drug’s effect lasted for days. At its peak, volunteers were totally cut off in their own minds, jolting from one fragmented existence to the next. They saw visions: Lilliputian baseball players competing on a tabletop diamond; animals or people or objects that materialized and vanished.’.. Assange is being chemically lobotomized prior to being extradited to the United States to stand trial on bogus computer hacking charges that—and the corporate media won’t tell you this—passed the statute of limitations three years ago (see 18 U.S. Code § 371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States).”

Arresting Members of the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful – by Kevin Zeese – https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14443 – “The State Department is on public notice that it will be violating the law if it enters the embassy. Below are messages I sent to the State Department… I am with the Embassy Protection Collective. We are inside the embassy with the permission of the Venezuela government. We have not entered unlawfully nor are we trespassing… We saw the Secret Service outside today taking pictures and I spoke with the officers who told us to stay in touch with David Noordeloos who told me to contact you… International law protects foreign embassies located in the United States – According to Article 22 of the 1961 Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations, foreign embassies should be protected by the United States government and their space should not be violated by the US government. Specifically, international law requires: 1. The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission. 2. The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity. 3. The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution… The Trump Administration would be violating the Vienna Convention if it allowed the illegal seizure of the Venezuela embassy. The Election Protection Collective is supporting the people of Venezuela by taking responsibility to ensure that Article 22 of the Vienna Convention is not violated.”

Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-supported Coup – by Medea Benjamin – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/23/activists-protect-dc-venezuelan-embassy-from-us-supported-coup/ – “An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for the past two weeks, working side-by-side with the skeletal Venezuela diplomatic staff that has been told by the State Department that they must leave by April 24… Calling ourselves the Embassy Protection Collective, we have been working in the embassy during the day, holding educational events every evening, making banners and signs, and sleeping on couches at night… The Collective has good reason to believe the embassy is under attack. On March 18, representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took over the military attaché building on 2409 California St. in Washington DC, with the help of the DC Police and Secret Service. On that same day, they also took over the Venezuelan Consulate in New York City.”

Protesters Reportedly Tried to Break Into Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DChttps://sputniknews.com/us/201905041074693512-protesters-reportedly-storm-venezuela-embassy/ – “The supporters of opposition leader and self-proclaimed president of Venezuela Juan Guaido had been gathering outside the Venezuela embassy for several days, however, it seems that they have now taken action… Videos show the protesters occupying the exits into the Venezuela embassy and trying to break in. Sputnik Journalist Morgan Artyukhina posted a series of videos of the protesters. In the videos they are shown gathered around the embassy, using flashlights to lure out the staff and beam into the faces of the crowd that gathered near the embassy to support legitimate president Nicolas Maduro… The protesters also reportedly were sexually assaulting Maduro supporters, while loudly shouting insults… Reporter, Alex Rubinstein, who apparently was inside the embassy, also posted a letter from the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, urging the Washington DC Police Department, US Department of State and the Secret Service to prevent violent actions against the embassy and its staff. However, according to witnesses, no forces have been sent to the scene to control the protesters so far.” – Comment: One woman was arrested yesterday for “throwing projectiles” when she tossed a loaf of bread up to the very hungry people defending the embassy.

Why The Powerful Always Paint Their Side As The Victims – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/why-the-powerful-always-paint-their-side-as-the-victims-7c59d06fe5fd – “On Friday Israel began a two-day attack on Gaza which as of this writing has left a total of 27 Palestinians dead, including a pregnant woman and a baby… Moon of Alabama documents how the mass media have been consistently depicting this attack as a “response” to a Hamas rocket attack, suggesting that Hamas were the initial aggressors and Israel merely responded in self-defense, yet Hamas is very open about the fact that the rocket attack was done in retaliation for two Palestinian civilians who were killed by Israeli snipers. MoA cites an excerpt from a 2011 Louis Allday blog on Israel’s extensive history of painting all of its aggressions as acts of self-defense: ‘If one consults only mainstream media for information on the conflict in Palestine, what is immediately striking is that Israel appears to be in a permanent state of “retaliation” — a phrase which immediately confers at least a modicum of legitimacy or justification upon the act to which it refers. Israel is never presented as the aggressor and however much its actions are condemned — which they are by some mainstream sources — they are invariably portrayed as a reaction to some form of provocation. Conversely, missiles launched from the Gaza Strip or southern Lebanon are habitually portrayed as “attacks” — never “retaliations,” even if Israel has launched a devastating missile strike immediately prior to the event — as so often is the case.’ ”

Ambush on Venezuelan Military Commission Leaves 3 Deadhttps://www.telesurenglish.net//news/Ambush-on-Venezuelan-Military-Commission-Leaves-3-Dead-20190504-0022.html# – “An attack on military commission left three troops dead in Venezuela. An unrecognized group of heavily armed people ambushed a mixed military commission early this Saturday morning… An ambush against a mixed military commission in the early hours of Saturday left three troops dead on the Magdaleno Highway in the city of Palo Negro in the state of Aragua, Venezuela… The Venezuelan Minister of Defense condemned these as coup actions… After an exchange of shots fired with an unrecognized group of heavily armed individuals, the brigadier general of the Bolivarian Military Aviation (AMB), Jackson Silva Zapata, and two officers of the Aragua Police identified as Bruno Manuel Benavidez, 34, were killed. and Jesús Eduardo Arraiz Sánchez, 30, both with the rank of chief officer.” (emphasis added) – Comment: I would say that the war against Venezuela has now started in earnest.

Playing Chicken In The Straits Of Hormuz – Red Lines And War Talk (video 22min) – Ron Paul Liberty Report

US Sends Carrier Strike Group To “Deter” Iranhttps://southfront.org/us-sends-carrier-strike-group-to-deter-iran/ – “According to CNN, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the deployment due to ‘clear indications that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces are making preparations to possibly attack US forces in the region (Middle East).’ Most recently, according to USNI’s tracker, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and its escorts were in the Persian Gulf as of April 29th… Department of Defense spokesman Chris Sherwood told CNN in a statement, ‘I can confirm that the Department of Defense is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region.’ ”

Syrian Army Starts Offensive Actions In Northwestern Hama. At Least 2 Villages Reportedly Liberatedhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-starts-offensive-actions-in-northwestern-hama-at-least-2-villages-liberated/ – “According to appearing reports, government forces have already liberated the villages of al-Bana and al-Janabira. Pro-militant sources report that the SAA is attacking Tell Ottman amid heavy bombardment of “opposition” positions in the nearby areas… On May 4, the Russian military released a statement saying that militant groups led by Hayat Tahir al-Sham are working to create a strike force in southern Idlib. According to the statement, there was a real threat that militants may use this strike force to attack government positions in the nearby area.” – Comment: We will likely be hearing a lot about this from Western media soon.

Fake news alert: CNN says Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido ‘won election in January’https://www.rt.com/usa/458507-cnn-fake-news-venezuela/ – “CNN took the concept of “fake news” to a whole new level with a recent report on Venezuela, in which it claimed that citizens “chose” coup leader Juan Guaido over current president Nicolas Maduro in January “elections.” ” – Comment: This kind of lying is what is called “Black Propaganda.” 1) The Venezuelan Presidential elections were in May 2018 ; 2) Juan Guaido did not run in them. As of one week before the U.S. proclaimed him “Interim President” in February, more than 80% of Venezuelans had never heard of him, according to a poll. 3) Guaido’s party boycotted the elections, which Maduro won overwhelmingly.

Khmeimim airbase shelled by DOZENS of rocketshttps://www.rt.com/news/458510-russian-khmeimim-base-syria-shelling/ – “Syrian militants fired 36 rockets at Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in two attacks on Monday, but both were repelled by the air defenses with no damage dealt, the Russian military said, adding that jets launched strikes in response… The shelling came from the Idlib de-escalation zone, controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, said… The militants used a drone to direct their fire, but the attacks were repelled by Khmeimim’s air defense systems.”

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Web Research Links for the Week of 4/29/19

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Syrian Army Strikes Turkish Observation Post In Northwestern Hama, Casualties Reported (Videos) – https://southfront.org/syrian-army-strikes-turkish-observation-post-in-northwestern-hama-casualties-reported-videos/ – “If the attack is confirmed, this development will be a clear evidence that the army and its allies are planning to launch a large-scale military operation around Idlib, in order to put an end to the repeated attacks on terrorist groups hiding there.”

Venezuela – Forensics Of A Clownish Coup – (Updated) – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/venezuela-forensics-of-a-clownish-coup.html#more  – A whole lot of interesting tidbits (if you’re into that) on the recent Guaido/Lopez coup attempt in Caracas. Moon of Alabama is a unique source, not without a sense of humor.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Juan Guaidó en GQ México Mayo 2019 (45 seconds) – Don’t miss Guaido’s energy-balancing bracelet!

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: China, Turkey, India Silent on Buying Iran’s Oil as US Ban Beginshttps://www.voanews.com/a/china-turkey-india-silent-on-buying-iran-oil-as-us-ban-begins/4902098.html – “Iran’s biggest likely remaining oil customers, China, Turkey and India, were silent about purchases of Iranian crude Thursday as a total U.S. ban on such trade took effect, leaving their next moves a mystery… Speaking to reporters Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said diversifying Ankara’s oil sources in a short time “does not seem possible.” – “This would have a cost. However you look at it, the unilateral decision made by the U.S. is adversely affecting everyone,” Cavusoglu said. ‘The U.S. should review its decisions.’ ”

‘Activism Works’: UK Parliament Makes History in Declaring Climate Emergency – “Now we must act on it” – by Andrea Germanos – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/01/activism-works-uk-parliament-makes-history-declaring-climate-emergency – “The U.K. Parliament made history on Wednesday by becoming the first to declare an environment and climate emergency… MPs in the House of Commons passed the motion put forth by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn following debate… ‘This can set off a wave of action from parliaments and governments around the globe,’ Corbyn said in a statement, which called attention to the recent wave of actions demanding urgent action on the climate crisis… ‘Protesters and school-strikers told us to act,’ he said. ‘Governments never act without pressure and we must keep the pressure up. I’m proud that the Labour Party brought this motion to the House, and now we will carry on this work by developing our plans to deliver a Green Industrial Revolution.’.. ‘Now it’s time for real action to tackle climate change,’ Labour added on Twitter.”

Netanyahu’s Israel will declare an apartheid state. Will the West do nothing? – by Gideon Levy – https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/netanyahus-israel-will-declare-apartheid-state-will-west-do-nothing – “Israel, though, has changed during the course of Netanyahu’s long reign. This talented Israeli statesman is leaving his mark on the profile of his country, with deep and lasting effect – more so than anticipated or even apparent… Yes, it’s true that leftist governments in Israel also did their utmost to preserve the Israeli occupation forever and had no intention, not for one moment, of ever bringing it to an end – but Netanyahu is taking Israel much farther afield, to places even more extreme… He is damaging what constitutes acceptable governance within Israel’s recognised sovereign territory, even with respect to its Jewish citizens. The very face of the “only democracy in “the Middle East”, which has long functioned mainly to the benefit of Jewish Israelis who comprise its privileged class, is being altered now by Netanyahu and company… So the question is now: are you prepared to go along with this? Will you remain silent, stay mute, lend your support, and turn a blind eye to reality?.. Those of you who are most concerned for Israel’s future should be the first to wake up and draw the required conclusions. Indeed, every person of conscience ought to be doing that.”

“Nightmare Come True”: Amazon Launches Freight Brokerage, Slashes Prices By 30% – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-28/nightmare-come-true-amazon-launches-freight-brokerage-slashes-prices-30 – In what is being called a “nightmare come true” for freight brokers and carriers, Amazon did what it traditionally does every time it enters a new market, and took its own digital freight brokerage platform live while undercutting prevailing market prices by 26% to 33% in the latest deflationary race to the pricing bottom in order to grab market share, according to FreightWaves… Amazon explained the company’s strategy by stating: ‘The advantages that then come from disintermediation and the monetization of those capabilities are secondary to the immediate need of self-preservation, but then serve to feed very critical needs of Amazon’s ability to continue to succeed. This innovation and growth then manifests as continuously evolving towards the ability to sell everything and anything that is or can be sold. That’s the true Amazon flywheel: disintermediate to survive; monetize to fund innovation; innovate to grow; disintermediate to survive…’ ”

Who Is Leopoldo Lopez, Co-Author of Venezuela’s Failed Coup?https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Who-Is-Leopoldo-Lopez-Co-Author-of-Venezuelas-Failed-Coup-20190501-0001.html – “In 2002, Lopez was considered one of the main orchestrators of the coup against Hugo Chavez. Later he was accused of organizing the arrest of Interior Minister Ramon Rodriguez (Note: There is video of Lopez bragging about his involvement in the coup)… Lopez attempted to distance himself from the coup attempt against Chavez after the conspirators failed to overthrow the government… His last years as mayor were filled with controversy due to corruption acts and foreign dealings which went against the state. In 2008, Lopez was barred from running for the mayor of Chacao position, along with several of his political allies… A few months after Nicolas Maduro’s electoral victory in April 2013, Lopez returned to the U.S., spoke to Venezuelan expats and began to preach about ‘the exit’ of the leftist elected government… ‘We have to hurry the exit of the government… Nicolas Maduro must go out sooner than later from the Venezuelan government. Nicolas Maduro and all his supporters,’ Lopez said and added that ‘from my point of view, the method is secondary, what is important is the determination to reach our goals at any cost.’ ” (emphasis added)

Russian And Syrian Warplanes Carried Out More Than 100 Airstrikes On Terrorist Positions In Last 24 Hours (Videos) – https://southfront.org/russian-and-syrian-warplanes-carried-out-more-than-hundred-airstrikes-in-last-24-hours-videos/ – “Earlier, terrorists stationed in the demilitarized zone around Idlib launched 35 rockets at the Russian Hmeimim airbase on the Syrian coast killing a civilian and injuring many others. Civilian areas in northern Hama and in the city of Aleppo were also shelled… Syrian pro-government sources are claiming that these airstrikes are a part of the ongoing perpetrations for a large-scale military operation around Idlib. However, local observers believe that the Russia is still committed to the demilitarized zone agreement with Turkey.”

About That Letter That Mueller Wrote To Barr… – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-30/about-letter-mueller-wrote-barr – “Or maybe not, and perhaps the WaPo/NYT report is not “so bad” if one actually reads it, because once the breathless WaPo finally does come up for air, we get to paragraph 13 – a point by which most readers have turned out – to read the following real punchline in the WaPo report: ‘When Barr pressed Mueller on whether he thought Barr’s memo to Congress was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not… So, Mueller felt there was confusion… but he did not think the memo was inaccurate. Wait, what’s going on here and how is this even a story? Well, if we read the rest of the above sentence, we find the true object of Mueller’s “complaint”: ‘[Mueller] felt that the media coverage of it was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.” (emphasis added)

The Donald (or perhaps The Cabal) Speaks: Don’t call it a coup. Venezuelans have a right to replace an oppressive, toxic regime – (from Whitehouse email): https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-call-it-a-coup-venezuelans-have-a-right-to-replace-an-oppressive-toxic-regime/2019/04/30/145770f0-6b69-11e9-a66d-a82d3f3d96d5_story.html – “Therefore, whatever its ultimate outcome or, indeed, its strategic wisdom, Tuesday’s uprising is not a “coup attempt,” as the Maduro regime, echoed by too many people abroad, calls it. Rather, it is the latest in a series of legitimate and, for the most part, nonviolent efforts by Venezuelans, both civilian and military, to throw off an oppressive, toxic regime so that they can freely elect a legitimate government. Supporters of freedom and democracy should stand in solidarity with Mr. Guaidó and the many thousands of Venezuelans now bravely asserting their rights.” – Comment: Do “Americans” have the right to replace “an oppressive toxic” regime? Should they be “bravely asserting their rights?” Oh yeah, forgot, U.S. “citizens” don’t have anything but civil rights, right to replace regimes not included…

From the Slippery-Slope Desk: US Vows To Get More Tactical Nuclear Weapons To “Contain Russia,” Tests Minuteman III ICBMhttps://southfront.org/us-vows-to-get-more-tactical-nuclear-weapons-to-contain-russia-tests-minuteman-iii-icbm/ – ” ‘The reason why we decided to follow the path of low-power nuclear weapons is that we are looking at what the Russians are doing in particular, and this is of great concern,’ Trachtenberg said.’.. Trachtenberg added that the United States does not want to cause an “escalation of the highest level.”.. ‘We do this not to lower our threshold for the use of nuclear weapons. But in order to raise the threshold in the minds of an adversary or a potential adversary,’ the Pentagon representative said… The development and deployment of low-power nuclear charges is provided for by the US nuclear doctrine adopted by President Donald Trump… The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is modern, robust, flexible, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies. Test launches are not a response or reaction to world events or regional tensions,” the US Air Force statement said.(emphasis added) – Comment: No worries, folks, it’s only 5D chess…

Saudi Arabia Looking For New Executioners As Its Set To Break the Execution Record in 2019https://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-looking-for-new-executioners-as-its-set-to-break-the-execution-record-in-2019/ – “No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main role is “executing a judgement of death” but also involves performing amputations on those convicted of lesser offences… The job advertisement for eight executioners was reportedly published on the civil service jobs portal… The Kingdom was looking for executioners back in 2015, with more or less the same advertisement, according to reports… It would appear that adhering to the Sharia-law and executing people when ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn’t the most attractive position… Since the start of 2014, Saudi Arabia has executed almost 600 people. In 2018 the number sat at 140… Statistics project that more than 170 people will be executed in 2019, which would be a record for modern times.” – Comment: They’re off to a good start.

Venezuela – Random Guyaidó’s New Coup Attempt Turns Out to Be A Dangerous Joke – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/04/venezuela-random-guyaid%C3%B3-launches-new-coup-attempt.htmlA compilation of news bites assembled throughout the day of the failed coup, May 1st.

Couple Spends 20 Years Planting an Entire Forest and Animals Have Returned – By Kelly Richman-Abdou – https://mymodernmet.com/sebastiao-salgado-forest/ – “Nearly 30 years ago, Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado returned from East Africa, where he was on location documenting the horrors of the Rwanda genocide. Following this traumatizing project, Salgado was to take over his family’s sprawling cattle ranch in Minas Gerais—a region he remembered as a lush and lively rainforest. Unfortunately, the area had undergone a drastic transformation; only about 0.5% was covered in trees, and all of the wildlife had disappeared. ‘The land,’ he tells The Guardian, ‘was as sick as I was.’.. Then, his wife Lélia had an idea: they should replant the forest. In order to support this seemingly impossible cause, the couple set up the Instituto Terra, an “environmental organization dedicated to the sustainable development of the Valley of the River Doce,” in 1998. Over the next several years, the Salgados and the Instituto Terra team slowly but surely rebuilt the 1,754-acre forest, transforming it from a barren plot of land to a tropical paradise.”

Pompeo: US Ready For “Military Action” In Venezuela If It’s Needed To Restore “Democracy”https://southfront.org/pompeo-us-ready-for-military-action-in-venezuela-if-its-needed-to-restore-democracy/ – ” ‘If the question is, is the United States prepared to consider military action if that’s what it takes to restore the democracy there in Venezuela, the [US] president’s been consistent and unambiguous about that, that the option to use military force is available if that’s what is ultimately called for,” Pompeo told Fox News on May 1.” – Comment: The Florida Maquis video linked above shows two large flotillas (total 50 large vessels) off the North coast of Venezuela, and 2 Aircraft Carrier Groups are headed South from both the West and East coasts of North Amercica.

Leopoldo López Emerges from House Arrest to Bless Failed Coup and Invite US Gov’t into Guaidó Regime – As his statement yesterday and his past have revealed, Leopoldo López’s machinations will be in service to the U.S. government, his greatest political patron, as opposed to the people of his country – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/leopoldo-lopez-invites-us-guaido-regime/258056/ – “According to Bloomberg reporter Andrew Rosati, who was present for López’s and Guaidó’s announcement of the now-failed “military uprising,” López told him and other foreign reporters that he and Guaidó — after speaking to high-ranking government officials throughout the Americas and their political allies within Venezuela — wanted the United States government to be a part of the government they hope to install if they succeed in ousting Venezuela’s current president, Nicolás Maduro… The claim received very little media attention, given the day’s events, despite the fact that López, long believed to be the power behind Guaidó and the architect of his rise to power, stated that Guaidó’s parallel government would aim to essentially turn the country into a colony of the United States. López did not elaborate as to the extent of the role he and Guaidó hoped to see the U.S. play in a future Venezuelan government. Yet, any planned role for the U.S. government in Venezuela’s government would gravely undermine Venezuela’s national sovereignty and any semblance of independence of a future Guaidó-led administration… López’s statement stands in stark contrast to Guaidó’s public claims that he seeks to return political power to the Venezuelan people from the “dictator” and “usurper,” Guaidó’s words of choice to describe the recently re-elected Maduro. Indeed, it seems to have been a surprisingly honest admission from López that reveals that Guaidó’s parallel government — the existence of which was prompted by a phone call from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to Guaidó — is actively seeking to install foreign-directed rule in Venezuela.”

From the Jumping-The-Shark Desk: Russia put nuclear missiles in Venezuela, Rep. Diaz-Balart suggests – by Victor Garcia – https://www.foxnews.com/world/rep-diaz-balart-russia-put-nuclear-missiles-in-venezuela – “Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday and made a case for backing opposition to disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and suggested that Russia had installed nuclear missiles in the South American nation… ‘Imagine if this regime that now is receiving a lot of international pressure survives, is it or is it not potentially a green light, an open door for the Russians and for the Chinese and for others to increase their activity against our national security interest right here in our hemisphere,’ Diaz-Balart told Carlson… ‘The United States, the closest we ever came to nuclear war was because the Russians put missiles, right, nuclear missiles in Cuba,’ Diaz-Balart said… ‘Are you saying the Russians will put nuclear missiles in Venezuela?’ Carlson asked… ‘What I am suggesting is that they are already there,’ Diaz-Balart said. He did not offer any evidence. Russia famously landed a nuclear-capable bomber (as if that means anything at all – “nuclear capable” bombers cannot carry ICBM’s) in the country late last year and recently confirmed that it has military personnel in the country.” (emphasis added)Comment: Just like the U.S. has troops in 2/3’s of all the countries in the world. If you’re interested in plumbing the depths of the insanity of DC, article includes a jaw-dropping 7 minute video of Carlson’s segment.

5*1*19~IDENTITY OF THE D.C. OPERATIVE IN VENEZUELA REVEALED(!)MONTHS LONG PLOT TOTALLY UNRAVELED(!) (14 min) – by Florida Maquis

$1 Billion In Iranian Crude Is Stranded At A Chinese Port – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-30/1-billion-iranian-crude-stranded-chinese-port – Regardless of what happens to the oil, the incident serves as a reminder of the many annoyances that US sanctions create for its geopolitical rivals. Every barrel of China has sitting offshore that its refineries can’t touch is one more reason for Beijing to pursue the creation of an alternative payments channel that’s outside of American control…and more incentive for Chinese refineries, at the government’s behest, to push exporters to accept payment in yuan, something that the Shanghai-traded, yuan-denominated oil futures have already incentivized… The US should acknowledge the perverse incentives for de-dollarization that its own policies have created – something that one of America’s favorite boogeyman has labeled a “colossal strategic mistake.”

Beyond Smart Cities: The Role of Utilities in Enabling Smart Regions – Thanks to their scale and infrastructure, electric utilities can play a central role in creating smart regions, and reap the benefits – by Benson Chan – https://www.tdworld.com/smart-utility/beyond-smart-cities-role-utilities-enabling-smart-regions – “Utilities are ideal smart region builders. They operate in and service large geographic regions that span multiple counties and hundreds of cities. They have deep customer knowledge and established relationships with every city and county in the region. They have infrastructure, personnel and facilities throughout the region. More importantly, some of that existing infrastructure, such as distribution poles, streetlights and AMI networks, are ideal platforms to build new smart services quickly and economically… This opportunity calls for the utility company to place IoT sensors and controllers on their poles, streetlights and towers, and offer it to cities as a managed smart city service. One example is to place streetlight controllers (and dimmers) onto existing LED streetlights, and then offering it to the city as “streetlight as a service”. Other smart city devices, such as air quality monitors, pedestrian and vehicle counters/trackers, cameras, EV charging, and digital signage, can be offered as a service in the future.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Regional plans will use laws already on the books in many states to over-ride planning decisions at local county and municipal levels. This article does not mention how utility corporations may profit from these activities.

JPMorgan: We Are Fast Approaching The Point Where Banks Run Out Of Liquidity – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-27/jpmorgan-we-are-approaching-point-again-where-us-banks-run-out-liquidity – “Last week we first noted that something unexpected has been going on in overnight funding markets: ever since March 20, the Effective Fed Funds rate has been trading above the IOER. This was unexpected for the simple reason that it is not supposed to happen by definition… As a reminder, ever since the financial crisis, in order to push the effective fed funds rate above zero at a time of trillions in excess reserves, the Fed was compelled to create a corridor system for the fed funds rate which was bound on the bottom and top by two specific rates controlled by the Federal Reserve: the corridor “floor” was the overnight reverse repurchase rate (ON-RRP) which usually coincides with the lower bound of the fed funds rate, while on top, the effective fed funds rate is bound by the rate the Fed pays on Excess Reserves (IOER), i.e., the corridor “ceiling.”.. Or at least that’s the theory. In practice, the effective FF tends to occasionally diverge from this corridor, and when it does, it prompts fears that the Fed is losing control over the most important instrument available to it: the price of money, which is set via the fed funds rate. And ever since March 20, this fear is front and center because as shown in the chart below, starting on March 20, the effective Fed Funds rate rose above the IOER first by just 1 basis point, and then, last Friday spiked as much as 4 bps above IOER… In short, there is still some $1.4 trillion in excess reserve sloshing in the financial system as a remnant from the trillions in liquidity generated by the Fed but, drumroll, it is no longer enough to ensure that the US financial system won’t suffer some “unexpected event.”.. In short: we are slowly but surely approaching that moment when the US financial system will yet again be the catalyst for the next crisis. Until then, keep a very close eye on total borrowings under the Fed’s discount window: once it spikes from its 8 year slumber, all bets are off.” (emphasis added)

So It Begins: Moscow to Grant Russian Citizenship to Inhabitants of East Ukraine Rebel Republics – by Marko Marjanović – https://russia-insider.com/en/so-it-begins-moscow-grant-russian-citizenship-inhabitants-east-ukraine-rebel-republics/ri26874 – “Kiev can’t reclaim rebel Donbass without the help of Russia, but there isn’t and will likely never be a Ukrainian politician self-assured enough to take the political risk of granting Donbass autonomy to do it, and Kremlin for its own domestic political reasons can’t push the rebels under Kiev without it, even if it wanted to… That makes Minsk dead, under Zelensky as much as under Poroshenko. Moscow likely held off on the citizenship/passport decision to avoid unnecessarily boosting Poroshenko in the election, but that it didn’t even wait for Zelensky to be sworn in, goes to show it understands the latter isn’t fundamentally different. In reality Zelensky shares the exact same nationalist approach on East Ukraine, he just focused on the economy and corruption more — something that Poroshenko who had failed on these two could not do.”

Blackwater Founder Calling For 5,000 Mercenaries To Topple Maduro – by Tyler Durden  – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-30/blackwater-founder-calling-5000-mercenaries-topple-venezuelas-maduro – “Prince has reportedly sought access to Trump administration officials to whom he’s attempting to pitch the whole operation, said to involve some 5,000 soldiers-for-hire to be used by opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to multiple sources who spoke to Reuters. The controversial private security CEO has sought investments from both Trump supporters and wealthy Venezuelan exiles, and reportedly held meetings over the plan as recently as mid-April… Reuters’ sources described some of the details of the proposed Venezuela coup plan as follows: ‘The two sources with direct knowledge of Prince’s pitch said it calls for starting with intelligence operations and later deploying 4,000 to 5,000 soldiers-for-hire from Colombia and other Latin American nations to conduct combat and stabilization operations.’ ”

This just happened in CA! LΑSΞRS, MICRΟWΑVES and D.Ξ.W.s…Oh my. (16 min) – Very interesting composition of the armaments of General Dynamics “Stryker” fighting vehicles on a 1 mile long train filmed near Sacramento, California.

US Presidential Election 2020 – Big Pharma Vs Trump… – by Tim Bolen – https://bolenreport.com/us-presidential-election-2020-big-pharma-vs-trump/ – “YOU Donald, are America’s only hope to actually fix US health care… The Democrats are useless for this issue and are ONLY interested in a one-size-fits-all drugs, drugs, vaccines, drugs, drugs, drugs, vaccines, drugs, drugs, vaccines, drugs, vaccines, more vaccines, more drugs, and drugs to counter the too-many-drugs-problem… Big Pharma and the Democrats: It does not matter which Democratic Party presidential candidate wins their Primary election.  California has shown us that every one of them is already owned by Big Pharma… Every one.”

4*30*19~THE EVENT,…THAT WASN’T…*FIZZLE FIZZLE…FAIL! (12 min) – This video from the Florida Maquis briefly lays out the real nature of the failed “coup” attempt by Washington DC and its puppet “random guy” Juan Guaido and Guaido’s mentor Leopoldo Lopez, who’s now in hiding in the Chilean embassy in Caracas. Easy to watch at 1.5x speed. The Maquis comments that the now famous scene of the armored vehicle jumping the median and injuring people was possibly not Venezuelan military but a defector – Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond showed evidence on yesterday’s Daily Wrap-up that armored vehicles were hijacked by army deserters, so I’d say it’s likely that they attacked their own supporters for propaganda purposes. Anyway, this was a MUCH SMALLER exercise on the part of the regime-change team than has been indicated by the compromised MSM.

California Mayor Admits Local Government Has “Lost Control” of 5G Rollout – by Derrick Broze – https://theconsciousresistance.com/2019/03/california-mayor-admits-local-government-has-lost-control-of-5g-rollout/ – “During a recent city council meeting the Mayor of Danville, California admitted that the council had “lost control” of the 5G rollout to the federal government and Big Wireless… On March 6, the Danville Town Council voted four to one to block a permit for an upcoming small cell wireless installation by Verizon. During the meeting, Danville Mayor Robert Storer stated that the vote was an effort to stand up to the federal government and telecommunications companies, like Verizon… The Danville Town Council’s decision to deny the land use-permit for the small cell opens the town to possible lawsuits from Verizon… ‘We’ve made a lot of difficult decisions over the years, and this one is right up there in my top three. But that is exactly why somebody elects us to do the right things,’ Mayor Robert Storer said during the council meeting. ‘We’ve lost local control and this says: ‘You know what? We are sick of this and we’re not going to just sit here and be bulled over.’ We say no; we play our cards out. We’ve been in

Trans Teen Gets Court Order Against ‘Misgendering’ Dad: Words Are Violence – by Michael Lee – https://pluralist.com/canada-court-dad-misgendering-transgender-teen-violence/ – “A transgender teenager last week convinced a Canadian judge to make his dad stop “misgendering” him…In the April 15 protection order, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari’s said the father was “harming his child” by refusing to accept his male gender identity. She barred him from continuing to “misgender” or “deadname” the biological girl in public or private… In court documents, the father was identified only as CD, and the 14-year-old child was called AB… ‘I find that his father’s expressions of rejection of AB’s gender identity, both publicly and privately, constitutes family violence against AB,’ Marzari said. ‘Finally, I find that CD’s conduct in this regard is persistent and unlikely to cease in the absence of a clear order to restrain it.’ ” (emphasis added)

Sri Lanka: Supposed ‘ISIS’ Attack Targets Another Ally of China – by Tony Cartalucci –  https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/04/25/sri-lanka-supposed-isis-attack-targets-another-ally-of-china/ –  ‘Sri Lanka has recently and decisively pivoted toward Beijing as a major partner of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. This is despite Washington’s best efforts to prevent it from doing so… Consequently, extremists fuelled by Washington’s “clash of civilizations” have helped set the stage for growing violence between Sir Lanka’s majority Buddhists and its minority Muslim communities. The resulting violence serves as a medium for US coercion, destabilization, and intervention aimed at undermining Sri Lanka’s unity as a nation, and thus its viability as a partner for China… A nearly identical ploy has been used in nearby Myanmar where US-backed Buddhist extremists battle against US-Saudi-Qatari backed extremism rising from the ranks of the nation’s Muslim Rohingya minority… The resulting violence and growing humanitarian crisis – without coincidence – is unfolding in Myanmar’s Rakhine state – precisely where China is attempting to build another leg of its region-spanning OBOR initiative.” (underlined emphasis added)

Coup fizzles? Guaido’s mentor seeks refuge in Chile’s Venezuela embassy –  https://www.rt.com/news/457985-venezuela-coup-fizzles-lopez-chile/ – “Lopez had been under house arrest since 2017, but was seen at the side of Guaido – who had declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela in January – on Tuesday morning, as supporters of the US-backed opposition sought to take control of Caracas by force… By the afternoon, however, Chilean Foreign MInister Roberto Ampuero tweeted that Lopez, his wife Lilian Tintori, and their daughter were “guests” of the Chilean diplomatic mission in Caracas, adding that “Chile reaffirms commitment to Venezuelan democrats.” – Comment: Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy…

$220,000 For Every Man, Woman And Child – America Is Now 72 Trillion Dollars In Debt – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/220000-for-every-man-woman-and-child-america-is-now-72-trillion-dollars-in-debt – “So if you have a family of four, your share of all this debt is $880,000… This debt bubble has been growing much, much faster than the overall economy for a very long time.  When Ronald Reagan took office the total amount of debt in our system was less than 5 trillion dollars, and when George W. Bush took office the total amount of debt in our system was just over 29 trillion dollars… Just prior to the last financial crisis we surpassed the 54 trillion dollar mark, and so since that time we have added nearly 18 trillion dollars to our total… Of course all of this debt will never actually be paid off.  The only thing left to do is to keep this debt bubble going for as long as possible, and the only way to do that is to keep it growing at a faster pace than the overall economy is growing.” (emphasis added)

UPS helps big pharma: Vaccines made ‘easy’ for all adults in their home – by Sara Middleton – https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vaccines-ups-2955.html – “What is this news exactly?  In short, it’s a new pilot vaccination project between UPS and vaccine manufacturer Merck. The pilot intends to ship vaccines all over the country and have them administered by “professionals” within your very own home… Concerned about vaccines?  ‘Don’t worry’ says big pharma and UPS, as they roll out plans to make it easier to get vaccinated – but, at what cost?.. These days, the world’s largest package delivery service seems all too willing to push their nose into the American people’s private lives and medical decision-making… According to an article recently published by major news outlet Reuters, ‘UPS is targeting a larger slice of the $85 billion outsourced healthcare logistics market.’  By outsourced, this means “home delivery” health – aka taking the vaccination propaganda on the road… In other words, UPS will be teaming up with major pharmaceutical powerhouses to get vaccines delivered straight to a person’s very own house – no doubt with the ultimate goal of bringing vaccines past as many thresholds as possible in America.”

Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast – by Michael Snyder –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/wealthy-elitists-freak-out-as-hordes-of-homeless-people-take-over-their-neighborhoods-all-over-the-west-coast.html – “With all of the money that they have, you would think that the major cities on the West Coast would be showing the rest of the nation how to deal with homelessness, but instead things continue to get worse with each passing year… And of course what we have seen so far is just the beginning.  During the next recession, the homelessness crisis will be far, far worse than it is today… America should not have more than half a million people living in the streets, but we do, and those in power do not seem to have any solutions.” (emphasis added)

Web Research Links for the Week of 4/22/19

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Verizon Announces 20 More U.S. Cities to Get 5G Despite Telecom Admitting No Studies Say It’s Safe, Widespread Opposition, 5G Failure, and Future Lawsuits – by B.N. Frank –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/verizon-announces-20-more-u-s-cities-to-get-5g-despite-telecom-admitting-no-studies-say-its-safe-widespread-opposition-5g-failure-and-future-lawsuits.htmlVerizon acknowledged in 2014 that future lawsuits and settlements were probable due to their cell phones and towers.  But whatever.  On Thursday, they released the names of 20 additional U.S. cities that will get 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.  That’s right – other U.S. cities already have 5G from Verizon and other telecom companies (See 1, 2New Yorkers were complaining about it last summer because they were becoming sick from it and their pets were too… On top of that – some Verizon 5G projects are already failing and more are predicted to fail.  Of course, since American taxpayers seem to have paid for 5G anyway, why should Verizon care?.. From CBS Sacramento, “Research Firm Believes Verizon 5G Home In Sacramento May Not Succeed”: Sacramento is one of four US cities where Verizon began rolling out fixed wireless broadband last October and an analysis conducted specifically in Sacramento by Moffett Nathanson Research suggests that nearly six months later, fewer than one tenth of one percent of people living in single family homes here have signed up for the service. The study concedes that while multi-family dwellings could boost the percentage, it was not possible to determine the number of subscribers in large apartment and condominium complexes… The research revealed that the 273 small 5G cell sites installed by Verizon under an agreement with the city of Sacramento cover less than six percent of residential addresses in the seven zip codes analyzed — and of those eligible addresses, fewer than half have signed on with Verizon…A previous analysis of Verizon 5G Home in Sacramento by EJL Wireless Research focused on the technical challenges facing the service which uses millimeter wave technology with a very short range. The author of that report estimated Verizon would need as many as 4,000 5G sites to adequately cover Sacramento… While addressing the technical issues involving Verizon 5G Home, the Moffett Nathanson analysis focuses more on the potential profitability of the service. The report concludes that Verizon’s assumption that wireless broadband is cheaper to deploy than fiber is flawed, and offers a model showing the cost of running fiber to subscribers’ homes system-wide could actually be 64 percent cheaper than installing small cell wireless.” (underlined emphasis added)

Crowngate: The Greatest Criminal Conspiracy in U.S. History – by John Barnwell – https://aim4truth.org/2019/04/28/crowngate-the-greatest-criminal-conspiracy-in-u-s-history/Comment: More juicy Spy-vs-Spy tidbits than you can shake a stick at…

An alternate view on our “Rosy” economy: The Real Unemployment Number Reaches Highest Level Ever Recorded (10 min):

US, Russia, and China Agree on Pulling Troops From Afghanistan – by Jason Ditz – https://theantimedia.com/us-russia-china-agree-pulling-troops-afghanistan/ – “The general idea is that the US and allied forces would leave Afghanistan as part of a peace deal, which would come with a commitment from the Taliban to keep ISIS and al-Qaeda out of the country… These are the terms which were already reported to have been coming out of US-Taliban talks, and the State Department’s own statement said the other nations support an “orderly and responsible withdrawal of foreign troops.”.. Negotiating the specifics beyond this framework, including timing, has yet to be done, and US efforts to get the Taliban talking with the Afghan government are on hold after Afghan officials failed to show for last week’s meeting.” (emphasis added)

This is a crucial episode of the UK Column News, for today April 26. I’ve timestamped it at the point where Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson start talking about specifics on how PM Theresa May and the UK political high command are collaborating with the éminences grise of the EU to surrepticiously merge the UK Military in EU Military Union. They show a letter by Plymouth, England Member of Parliament Johnny Mercer telling a constituent that forces around the Munich Security Council are determining UK Military Policy. Then they dive into the nature of this grouping around the MSC, which includes people, countries and organizations that appear to be making policy for something akin to a One World Global Military. The UK Column is one of the few truly independent media sources in the world today. This report should be of interest to anyone wanting to understand the bigger picture of how the institutions of global control are now operating.UK Column News – 26th April 2019 (timestamped – I recommend going back to the start and watching the whole episode):

Skip the Surveillance By Opting Out of Face Recognition At Airports – by Jason Kelley – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/skip-the-surveillance-by-opting-out-of-face-recognition-at-airports.html – “Passengers Will Bear the Burden of Privacy Invasion, Not Airlines or Government Agencies: It’s easy for companies and agencies to tout the convenience of this sort of massive data collection and sharing scheme. But as we’ve seen in notable privacy fiascos over the last few years—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, to the breaches of the Office of Personnel Management and Equifax in the U.S., to the constant hacking of India’s national biometric database, Aadhar—it’s the customers and passengers who will bear the burden when things go wrong, and they will go wrong. These vast biometric databases will create huge security and privacy risks, with the additional concern that a company leaking your passwords or credit card numbers is nothing compared to it leaking your biometric data. While you can change a password, you can’t easily change your face.”

NASA declares carbon dioxide is GREENING the Earth… reveals how Green New Death is a DEATH cult that would collapse global ecology https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-26-nasa-declares-carbon-dioxide-is-greening-the-earth.html

NASA link from Natural News article linked above: Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Findshttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earthClimate remarks from this article, with comments (in parentheses): “While rising carbon dioxide concentrations in the air can be beneficial for plants, it is also the chief culprit of climate change. The gas, which (at 4 parts PER 10,000 !?) traps heat in Earth’s atmosphere, has been increasing since the industrial age due to the burning of oil, gas, coal and wood for energy and is continuing to reach concentrations not seen in at least 500,000 years (an eyeblink in the existence of the planet). The impacts of climate change include global warming (CO2 effects not proven), rising sea levels (sea level rise has remained steady at 2-3mm/year since before significant increase in CO2 in atmosphere), melting glaciers (evidence shows many glaciers are now growing) and sea ice (I have satellite animations that show that geoengineering has been blowing warm air CONSTANTLY across the Bering Straits and Alaska into the Arctic for years to melt the ice, which doesn’t increase sea level) as well as more severe weather events (this is rank propaganda, there is no evidence for a dramatic increase in violent weather)…. The beneficial impacts of carbon dioxide on plants may also be limited, said co-author Dr. Philippe Ciais, associate director of the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, Gif-suv-Yvette, France. “Studies have shown that plants acclimatize, or adjust, to rising carbon dioxide concentration and the fertilization effect diminishes over time.” (This last sentence is typical of the kinds of propaganda used to keep people from thinking something might actually be beneficial. I have also seen full articles written suggesting that plants that grow better with more CO2 have lower nutritional value. Basically, CO2 is still bad, and especially PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE EFFECTS OF SOLAR ACTIVITY ON EARTH’S CLIMATE !!!) – Also: The Earth is cooling and will get colder through the mid-centuryThe Latest on the Double-Dynamo Solar Model, and Dr. Zharkova’s Predictions of a Grand  Minimum – https://nextgrandminimum.com/2018/12/12/the-latest-on-the-double-dynamo-solar-model-and-dr-zharkovas-predictions-of-a-grand-minimum/Comment: Cooling will be a MUCH more serious and deadly challenge for humanity than “Global Warming®” ever was.

Pentagon set to expand military role along southern border – by Greg Jaffe, Missy Ryan and Nick Miroff – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/pentagon-set-to-expand-military-role-along-southern-border/2019/04/26/f2b04666-682a-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html – “Senior Defense Department officials have recommended that acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan approve a new request from the Department of Homeland Security to provide military lawyers, cooks and drivers to assist with handling a surge of migrants along the southern border… The move would require authorizing waivers for about 300 troops to a long-standing policy prohibiting military personnel from coming into contact with migrants… The Pentagon has approved only one previous request to waive the policy since the beginning of Trump’s recent border buildup, in order to provide migrants with emergency medical care if required. There are about 2,900 active-duty and 2,000 National Guard troops along the border.”

Algerians recall Black Spring as repression rises – Faced with intensifying police crackdown, members of peaceful protest movement fear it may turn violent – by Ilhem Rachidi – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/algerians-recall-black-spring-as-repression-rises/ – “Eighteen years ago in Algeria, high school student Massinissa Guermah was arrested and shot by a gendarmerie brigade in the northern Kabylie region of the country. His death on April 20, 2001, spurred an uprising known as the “Black Spring,” which lasted two years, leaving 128 people dead and as many as 5,000 wounded… Eighteen years later, nearly to the day, 23-year-old protester Ramzy Yettou succumbed to a head injury suffered during a demonstration. The young man had spent a week in a coma, reportedly after being struck in the head by police during a demonstration in Algiers on April 12… Family members including his brother, as well as several witnesses, dismissed the authorities’ claim he fell from a truck and said they would not be silenced.”

US China hawks grieve in their era of discontent – Steve Bannon and Kyle Bass lead group in condemnation of leadership in Beijing, both fearful of its threat and yet somehow also confident in its imminent failure – by Christopher Scott – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/us-china-hawks-grieve-in-their-era-of-discontent/ – ” ‘China’s not the rising power. We’re not the declining power,’ contended Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist in the Trump administration… ‘It’s the Westphalian system that works. It’s freedom that works. What better example do you need than Hong Kong and Taiwan and what the Chinese Americans have done in the United States of America,’ he continued.”

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: Huawei to help autonomous cars ride 5G wave – First 5G-ready chip unveiled by Huawei, in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover and Audi – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/huawei-to-help-autonomous-cars-ride-5g-wave/ – “In what is an ambitious crossover into the car industry and transportation sector, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has launched the world’s first 5G-ready communications module for autonomous vehicles. The company now looks to apply its expertise and market dominance to blaze a new trail that feeds into its goals in the nascent worldwide roll-out of 5G telecommunications… The Shenzhen-based firm claims that its MH5000 chip family is the world’s first 5G car module set capable of piggybacking on its own 5G gear and base stations to marshal traffic and guide self-driving vehicles for higher mobility. The MH5000 module is based on its Balong 5000 5G chip launched in January.”

Xi takes a conciliatory tone at Belt & Road Forum – President’s speech aimed at responding to criticism that China was luring countries into debt traps – by Jeff Pao – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/xi-takes-a-conciliatory-tone-at-belt-road-forum/ – “China will ensure the sustainability of its Belt and Road projects commercially and financially to improve the livelihoods of people in neighboring countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping assured the crowd in his opening speech at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Friday… Xi claimed China would introduce well-recognized rules and standards in its Belt and Road projects to ensure they are of high-standard, beneficial to people and sustainable… ‘Belt and Road projects should commit to a people-centered approach, targeted at eliminating poverty, creating jobs and improving people’s livelihood,’ he said in the forum, which was attended by 37 world leaders and 5,000 other representatives from 150 countries.”

U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in early 2019, smashing expectations – by Heather Long – https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/04/26/us-economy-grew-percent-early-smashing-expectations/ – “The U.S. economy expanded at a strong 3.2 percent annualized rate from January through March, the government reported Friday, blowing past expectations and causing elation among President Trump and his advisers… Better-than-expected growth, the ongoing strength in the job market and fresh stock market highs this week are allaying fears that a recession or severe downturn is on the horizon. The slowdown in Europe and China appears to have had little effect on the United States so far.” – Comment:

The National Background Investigations Bureau Moves to the Department of Defense –  https://dod.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1823738/the-national-background-investigations-bureau-moves-to-the-department-of-defense/ – “President Trump signed an executive order April 24, 2019 that, in combination with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018, section 925, shifts the primary responsibility for conducting background investigations for the federal government from the Office of Personnel Management to the Department of Defense. This executive order reflects the administration’s commitment to reform the personnel vetting enterprise to ensure a trusted federal workforce and achieve an efficient, effective, and secure operation that meets all government-wide needs for background investigations.” – Comment: Nothing to see here, move along…

Parents Share Their Pain of Being Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse and Losing Their Children – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/parents-share-their-pain-of-being-wrongly-accused-of-child-abuse-and-losing-their-children/ – “Most of the stories we have covered over the years here at Health Impact News on our MedicalKidnap.com website have focused on the unjust and horrible practice of removing children from good parents, and their fight to get their children back… However, what is seldom reported is what happens to these families after the ordeal is over, even if they are able to have their children returned… The pain and suffering leave horrendous scars, and as a nation how do we respond to the mother’s question below: ‘How will I heal from this?’ ”

Iran Warns False Flag “Accident” Could “Lure” Trump Into War – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-24/irans-fm-vows-revolutionary-guards-defend-hormuz-strait-if-us-seals-it – “Following US declarations that Washington and its allies intend to take Iranian crude exports down to “zero” by cancelling waivers previously granted to eight nations, tensions are now soaring over the Strait of Hormuz, with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) attempting to lay down the law amid fears the US Navy could move to block Iran’s access, given the IRGC’s new terror designation… ‘I don’t think (Trump) wants war,’ Zarif said in an interview at the Iranian mission to the UN in New York, according to Reuters. ‘But that doesn’t exclude him being basically lured into one.’.. ‘Those who have designed the policies that are being pursued do not simply want a negotiated solution. But let me make it clear that Iran is not seeking confrontation, but will not escape defending itself,’ Zarif  said further… The Iranian foreign minister also interestingly suggested the possibility that American operatives or their allies could try “to plot an accident” to create a broader crisis, in perhaps a continued cryptic reference to tensions in the Persian Gulf over the Strait of Hormuz… Along with tightening sanctions the White House has indicated it will take measures to halt Iranian shipments in international waters wherever its tankers are found.”

Pro-Vaccine Doctor Now Questions Vaccines After Researching Them – “The Science on Vaccines is Settled” is Wrong – by Braxton DeGarmo, MD – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/pro-vaccine-doctor-now-questions-vaccines-after-researching-them-the-science-on-vaccines-is-settled-is-wrong/ – “First and foremost, everything you’ve ever heard or read stating that “the science on vaccines is settled” is wrong… Five years ago, I stood firmly in the pro-vaccine camp. As a physician, we were never taught specifically about vaccines, although we learned about the forms of immunity our bodies possess… We were told that vaccines worked, they were crucial to public health, and that we could trust the CDC, WHO, and other health agencies which had only our “best interests” at heart… Since retiring from practice, I’ve actually had the time to research the topic and discovered just how naive I was… This is just a “brief” summary of what I’ve learned. I could add pages and pages on each vaccine.”

U.S. Coast Guard releases new Arctic Strategic Outlookhttps://www.uscg.mil/arctic/ – “This Arctic Strategic Outlook reaffirms our commitment to American leadership in the region through partnership, unity of effort, and continuous innovation. This document establishes three lines of effort crucial to achieving long-term success: (1) Enhance capability to operate effectively in a dynamic Arctic domain, (2) Strengthen the rules-based order, and (3) Innovate and adapt to promote resilience and prosperity... In order to protect the Nation’s sovereign interests, fulfill obligations to the maritime community, and uphold the rule of law in the Arctic, the Coast Guard must be able to fully understand and operate freely in this vast and unforgiving environment. Over the past 15 years, the Nation’s strategic competitors have invested heavily in Arctic-capable assets, infrastructure, and relationships, some of which are targeted at eroding the influence of America and the rule of law. U.S. investments over that same period of time have been comparatively modest. This has resulted in a strategic resource gap that threatens the Nation’s ability to effectively uphold sovereignty and the Coast Guard’s ability to manage maritime risks inherent in increased human activity in the Arctic. Closing this gap requires persistent investment in capabilities and capacity for polar operations.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The rhetoric used on this page comes right out of the Atlanticist (U.S./UK/Israeli) playbook. They must continue down the path of war-by-other-means until all “strategic competitors” are vanquished.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Interview For Zvezda Networkhttps://southfront.org/foreign-minister-sergey-lavrovs-interview-for-zvezda-network/ Lavrov speaks directly about the aftermath of the Ukrainian election and the continuing U.S. push for “regime change” in Venezuela.

War on Iran & Calling America’s Bluff – by Pepe Escobar – http://thesaker.is/war-on-iran-calling-americas-bluff/ – “If Tehran were totally cornered by Washington, with no way out, the de facto nuclear option of shutting down the Strait of Hormuz would instantly cut off 25 percent of the global oil supply. Oil prices could rise to over $500 a barrel, to even $1000 a barrel. The 2.5 quadrillion of derivatives would start a chain reaction of destruction… Unlike the shortage of credit during the 2008 financial crisis, the shortage of oil could not be made up by fiat instruments. Simply because the oil is not there. Not even Russia would be able to re-stabilize the market… It’s an open secret in private conversations at the Harvard Club – or at Pentagon war-games for that matter – that in case of a war on Iran, the U.S. Navy would not be able to keep the Strait of Hormuz open… Iran will find ways to get the oil flowing because the demand won’t simply vanish with a magic wave of an American hand. It’s time for creative solutions. Why not, for instance, refuel ships in international waters, accepting gold, all sorts of cash, debit cards, bank transfers in rubles, yuan, rupees and rials — and everything bookable on a website?.. A plausible scenario involves Moscow acting to defuse the extremely volatile U.S.-Iran confrontation, with the Kremlin and the Ministry of Defense trying to persuade President Donald Trump and the Pentagon from any direct attack against the IRGC. The inevitable counterpart is the rise of covert ops, the possible staging of false flags and all manner of shady Hybrid War techniques deployed not only against the IRGC, directly and indirectly, but against Iranian interests everywhere. For all practical purposes, the U.S. and Iran are at war… And let’s see whether the EU has grown a spine —  and really turbo-charge their Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) alternative payment network conceived after the Trump administration ditched the JCPOA. Because more than breaking up Eurasia integration and implementing neocon regime change, this is about the ultimate anathema; Iran is being mercilessly punished because it has bypassed the U.S. dollar on energy trade.”

Zelenskii beat Poroshenko – what will happen next? – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/zelenskii-beat-poroshenko-what-will-happen-next/ – “As everybody predicted, Poroshenko completely lost the election. As I wrote in my previous column, this is both amazing (considering Poro’s immense and extensive resources and the fact that his opponent was, literally, a clown (ok, a comic if you prefer). His defeat was also so predictable as to be almost inevitable: not only is the man genuinely hated all over the Ukraine (except for the Nazi crackpots of the Lvov region), but he made fatal blunders which made him even more detestable than usual.”

After Syria, Venezuela, Russian Military Prepares for Threat of ‘Hybrid War’ (Video – 8min) – https://russia-insider.com/en/after-syria-venezuela-russian-military-prepares-threat-hybrid-war-video/ri26833Another good short informative video from SouthFront.org

Your flight has ended: Boeing sends the US economy into a nosedive – by Vince Dhimos –  http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/your-flight-has-ended-boeing-sends-the-us-economy-into-a-nosedive – ” ‘Boeing has spent more on congressional lobbying in the last twenty years than any other defence or aviation industry company. In 2018 alone, lobbying costs amounted to $ 15.1 million.’..  The largest recipient of these funds was the Republican “Senate Leadership Fund,” created by Senator Mitch McConnell. His wife, Elaine Chao, is Secretary of the Department of Transportation and oversees the FAA…  On March 13, Acting Director of the Federal Aviation Administration, Dan Elwell, told reporters that the FAA’s decision regarding the certification of Boeing MAX aircraft was made ‘as a result of ongoing consultations with Elaine Chao.’ [relying on her extensive knowledge of humanities and banking]… According to estimates by JP Morgan chief economist Michael Feroli, the refusal of airlines to acquire the Boeing 737 MAX will cause more damage to the US economy than the recent 35-day government shutdown…  ‘If Boeing is forced to stop production of 737 MAX, GDP growth will slow down by 0.6% on an annualized basis,’ Feroli calculated.’ For comparison: according to the Congressional Budget Office, the longest government recess in US history ended Jan. 25, cutting GDP by 0.4 percentage points.’..  JP Morgan analysts emphasize that orders for the Boeing 737 MAX account for about a quarter of total aircraft production in the United States. “Even if the release of 737 MAX proceeds, the problems of the airline will still negatively affect the American economy due to the slowdown in investment and the decline in the country’s gross exports,” Feroli warns… ‘If Americans are smart enough, they will see that the Boeing incident is not just a plane crash, it is a clear sign that the United States is at risk of losing dominance in the world,’ the article notes. ‘This country has long been at the top in the world, and it continues to indulge in the benefits of this position, refusing to innovate in favour of profit maximization; a predetermined historical replacement will be made that will not be subject to human will: Boeing airplanes will descend from heaven to earth, and the US will inevitably fly off its throne.’  ”

New York mayor targets classic skyscrapers with Green New Dealhttps://news.yahoo.com/york-mayor-targets-classic-skyscrapers-green-deal-195551528.html – “The Democratic mayor said that those who fail to meet the new environmental standards could face fines of more than a million dollars, in the case of larger buildings… The glass-sided towers that arose in the 1960s, and which have proven popular for their panoramic views, will only be approved in the future if they meet strict rules on energy efficiency… ‘Every day we wait is a day our planet gets closer to the point of no-return. New York City’s Green New Deal meets that reality head on,’ de Blasio said in a statement after signing off on measures adopted by the city council last week… In recent months, the mayor has unveiled a number of initiatives in line with the more left-leaning Democratic presidential contenders, including a health care plan that would provide coverage for all New York residents, including undocumented immigrants.”

From the Wake-Up-And-Smell-The-Apocalypse Desk: Ihor Kolomoyskyi (Wikipedia Page)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi – “In April 2014 Kolomoyskyi offered a bounty for the capture of Russian-backed militants and incentives for the turning in of weapons.[40] He also is believed to have spent $10 million to create the Dnipro Battalion,[39][41] and also funded the Aidar, Azov, Dnepr 1, Dnepr 2, and Donbas volunteer battalions.[42]… Russia is asking for Kolomoyskyi to be put on Interpol’s wanted list.[43] On 2 July 2014 a Russian District Court authorized his arrest in absentia for “organizing the killing of civilians”.[44]… In March 2015, after the dismissal of Oleksandr Lazorko, who was a protege of Kolomoyskyi, as a chief executive of UkrTransNafta, Ukraine’s state-owned oil pipeline operator, men reported to be Kolomoyskyi’s personal militia raided the UkrTransNafta’s headquarters to expel the new government-appointed chief from the office. While Lazorko was in charge the state-owned pipelines had been delivering oil to an Kolomoisky-owned refinery in preference to competitors.[13][45] According to Kolomoyskyi the raids were done with the aim to protect the companies from raiders and he related to it as a “PR-stunt to improve the ratings of smaller parties”.[46]” – Comment: Kolomoyskyi is the force behind the successful campaign of Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky for President of Ukraine. During the Presidential campaign, Zelensky said that “he considered the leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic (DPR and LPR) to be Russia’s “puppets”, it would “make no sense to speak with them”, and that “he would not sign a law on amnesty for the militants of the DPR and LPR,” i.e. that all of the men who have defended the Donbass republics will be prosecuted as criminals after the long-anticipated war to occupy them by the arguably fascist Ukrainian government. Kolomoyskyi is a life-long Zionist and dual Israeli-Ukrainian citizen even though that is supposedly forbidden under Ukrainian law.

From the Times of Israel email list: Plant an Olive Tree!https://aabgu.org/donate/plant-an-olive-tree – “THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY!.. Place your order by May 8 to guarantee delivery for Mother’s Day (within the U.S.)… (Planting olive trees in Israel’s Negev desert also makes great tribute gifts for graduations, weddings, Father’s Day, bar/bat mitzvah, memorial tributes, and any special occasion.).. Honor that special someone by planting an olive tree in Wadi Mashash, the experimental farm of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Your unique gift will help make Israel’s Negev desert bloom, while helping support invaluable agricultural research for people living in deserts and drylands.” – Comment: This from the Plucky Little (Jewish) Nation that is both displacing tens of thousands of Berbers from the Negev as we speak and destroying century-old olive trees in the West Bank to dispossess the Palestinians of what little remains of their property and cultural heritage. But, do it for Mom!

Russia Training “Psychic” Special Forces – Ministry Of Defense Journalhttps://southfront.org/russia-training-psychic-special-forces-ministry-of-defense-journal/ – ” ‘Whoever possesses the technique of metacontact can conduct, for example, non-verbal interrogation. He sees through the enemy soldier captured: what kind of person he is, what are his strengths and weaknesses, whether he will be recruited. The reliability of the interrogation is almost one hundred percent. It is impossible to “get out” of. Techniques of counteraction to such interrogation are taught to special forces soldiers in case of being taken prisoner, also the highest leaders of the country or the heads of large industrial and banking structures – in order to preserve state or commercial secrets.’.. ‘With an effort of thought you can, for example, crash computer programs, burn crystals in generators, eavesdrop on a conversation, or break television and radio broadcasts and communications. There was success in experiments such as reading a document lying in a safe, even if it is in a foreign language that we do not speak; identification of individuals belonging to the terrorist network; identifying potential candidates for terrorist groups.’ ”

Anti-vaxxers banned from raising money on GoFundMe – ‘We will remove any campaigns currently on the platform,’ says crowdfunding company – by Peter Stubley – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/antivax-gofundme-ban-donation-crowdfunding-vaccines-conspiracy-a8870716.html – Larry Cook, who promoted his fundraising efforts using Facebook adverts, targeted mothers with claims the medical community was covering up baby “slaughter”… GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said: ‘Campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe’s terms of service and will be removed from the platform.’.. ‘We are conducting a thorough review and will remove any campaigns currently on the platform.’.. However The Independent has found several campaigns promoting the anti-vaxxer message still running on the site, three weeks after GoFundMe’s decision was reported by The Daily Beast… One, titled “Stop Non-INFO World Vaccinations”, spreads claims about a “national emergency” due to the US Centre for Disease Control injecting mercury into children and pregnant women to vaccinate them against flu.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 4/15/19

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Russia Warns Bolton: ‘Monroe Doctrine’ Remarks Insulting to Latin America – by Andre Vltchek – https://www.mintpressnews.com/russia-warns-bolton-monroe-doctrine-remarks-insult-latin-america/257331/ – “So, in theory, at least, this policy was supposed to be putting the brakes on European colonialist expansionism. This may sound almost unbelievable now… How very unfortunate that it has evolved into one of the most unscrupulous tools of oppression in modern history!.. Contradictory to its original meaning, the United States used the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ in order to overthrow basically all patriotic, progressive and left-wing governments in the Western Hemisphere; governments that resisted the selfish geo-political interests of Washington, or the interests of US corporations, including the infamous United Fruit Company which was notorious for treating virtually all Central American countries as if they were its private plantations.”

The Ukrainian elections – a short preview of the coming attraction – Mommy! Daddy!  Look at the circus that came to town! 🙂 – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/the-ukrainian-elections-a-short-preview-of-the-coming-attraction/

Anti-Vaxxers Are Just as Bad as Climate Deniers – by (aspiring Neo-Liberal) Sonali Kolhatkar – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/anti-vaxxers-are-just-as-bad-as-climate-deniers/ – “But the national and global trends spin a tale of two separate realities. An irrational fear of vaccines among well-educated and largely white Americans has fueled an utterly preventable and dangerous disease that had been considered “eliminated” by scientists. Reuters explained that ‘[a] growing and vocal fringe of parents in the United States oppose measles vaccines believing, contrary to scientific evidence, that ingredients in the vaccines can cause autism or other disorders.’.. ‘On a national level, overwhelmingly, the demographic is educated, relatively affluent white families’ that are choosing not to vaccinate their children. The epicenters of measles outbreaks are in liberal states such as California, New York, Oregon and Washington.” Comment: How’s that for the flagrant abuse of a logical fallacy?

US Defeat in Syria Leaves Only a Campaign of Spite – by Tony Cartalucci – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/04/21/us-defeat-in-syria-leaves-only-a-campaign-of-spite/ – “The US-engineered proxy war against Syria, beginning in 2011 and the crescendo of the so-called “Arab Spring,” has ended in all but absolute defeat for Washington… Its primary goal of overthrowing the Syrian government and/or rendering the nation divided and destroyed as it has done to Libya has not only failed – but triggered a robust Russian and Iranian response giving both nations an unprecedented foothold in Syria and unprecedented influence throughout the rest of the region… Lamenting America’s defeat in Syria in the pages of Foreign Affairs is Brett McGurk – a career legal and diplomatic official in Washington whose most recent title was,  “Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.” He resigned in protest over alleged plans for a US withdrawal from its illegal occupation of eastern Syria.”

China’s Belt and Road Continues to Win Over Europe While Technocrats Scream and Howl – by Matthew Ehret –  https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/20/china-belt-road-continues-win-over-europe-while-technocrats-scream-howl.html – “On April 10th, China’s Premier Li Keqiang celebrated the completion of the 1st phase of the 2.5 kilometer Chinese-built Pelgesac Bridge in Croatia across the Bay of Mali Ston alongside Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. This ceremony marked a striking victory as the following day ushered in an important 16+1 Heads of State summit that saw Greece inducted as the newest member of a new alliance of Central and Eastern European nations who wish to cooperate with China. At this summit held on April 12, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that this was “a very crucial moment for global and regional developments” and “we have to leave behind the crisis and find new models of regional and global cooperation.”

Al-Julani-style Leadership: Threats Appear To Be Main Motivation Of ‘Rebels’ To Combat Syrian Armyhttps://southfront.org/al-julani-style-leadership-threats-appear-to-be-main-motivation-of-rebels-to-combat-syrian-army/ – “After disappearing for more than two months, Abu Mohammad al-Julani, leader of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), held a meeting with eight senior commanders of other terrorist groups, including the Islamic Turkistan Party (TIP), Horas al-Din and Jaysh al-Izza, in the town of Atmaeh near the border with Turkey, Sputnik reported on April 20 citing local sources… The local sources said that al-Julani, who was reportedly accompanied by three Turkish-speaking militants, informed other terrorist commanders that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) could launch a military operation in Idlib soon. He also ordered them to put their militants on a state of full alert and keep their vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) prepared for operation… ‘Al-Julani issued a strong threat to the leaders of armed groups and factions, warning against handing over any area within any agreement, stressing that the faction, which will hold any agreement without consulting him, will become a legitimate target for HTS’ fighters and will be treated as an enemy and a traitor,’ the sources said.”

FBI Arrests Leader Of Armed Militia Rounding Up Migrants At Southern Border – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-21/fbi-arrests-leader-armed-militia-rounding-migrants-southern-border –  “The FBI on Saturday announced the arrest of Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed militia comprised mostly of military veterans which has been stopping groups of migrants who have illegally entered the country, holding them at gunpoint, and then handing them over to Border Patrol agents, according to Reuters… Larry Hopkins, 69, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the FBI. The arrest of Hopkins, also known as Johnny Horton, comes two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the militia of illegally detaining migrants. In response, New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) ordered an investigation… ‘We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,’ said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), which blamed the arrest on political pressure by the governor. Hopkins is known as the “national commander” of the group.”

FDA Approves Low-Level Electrical Pulse Forehead Patch to Be Worn by Children Ages 7-12 with ADHD While They Are Sleeping – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/fda-approves-low-level-electrical-pulse-forehead-patch-to-be-worn-by-children-ages-7-12-with-adhd-while-they-are-sleeping.html – “Parents with children who have ADHD have my sympathy.  Therapy takes a long time and doesn’t always work.  It’s also not cheap.  Dietary changes aren’t easy to implement.  Drugs don’t always work and they aren’t necessarily cheap either.  Drugs can also have horrible side effects.  So there’s a new treatment that the FDA recently approved for kids ages 7-12 with ADHD:  an electrical pulse patch to wear on their foreheads while they sleep… It was approved after a trial was conducted with 62 children.  It’s also not cheap – unless a thousand bucks is chump change to you… Of course, putting an electrical pulse patch on a child’s forehead while they sleep and without medical assistance or supervision seems risky even before reading the warning: ‘The device should not be placed near a phone or used by children on an insulin pump, pacemaker or implanted neurostimulator,’ the FDA said.” (emphasis added)

The CFR LOVES Domestic Propaganda! – #PropagandaWatch (18 min) – by James Corbett – SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=30888

France said to tell Lebanon: Israel won’t tolerate Iranian-backed missile planthttps://www.timesofisrael.com/france-said-to-tell-lebanon-israel-wont-tolerate-iranian-backed-missile-plant/ – “France has warned Lebanon that Israel will not tolerate the existence of an Iranian-backed manufacturing facility for precision-guided missiles located inside the country, the London-based Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Saturday… Earlier this month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Beirut about a new missile production facility by Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon, saying that the actions of the terror group and Iran constituted a threat to both Israel and Lebanon.

In January, President Reuven Rivlin told French President Emmanuel Macron that Israel could be forced to strike Hezbollah’s rocket-building operations “in the heart of Beirut,” a development he warned would drag Lebanon into a punishing regional war that neither side wants. Rivlin stressed at the time that Israel holds the Lebanese government responsible for all military activity in its territory and urged Macron to use France’s diplomatic clout to convince Beirut to contain the Iran-backed Hezbollah… Diplomatic sources from within the Arab world told the newspaper details of the facility were conveyed to France from the US and originated with Israel.” (emphasis added)

The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us – by Ellen Brown –  https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-public-banking-revolution-is-upon-us/ – As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is extremely close, with state bank bills now passing their first round of committee hearings in both states’ senates.”

French envoy to US: Trump plan ‘very close to what Israel wants, 99% doomed’ – Gérard Araud, a former ambassador to Israel, says he’s ‘very close’ with Jared Kushner, whom he describes as ‘extremely smart but has no guts’ – https://www.timesofisrael.com/french-envoy-to-us-trump-plan-very-close-to-what-israel-wants-99-doomed – “Kushner, Araud claimed, ‘doesn’t know the history” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “and in a sense, it’s good — we are not here to say who is right, who is wrong; we are trying to find a way [toward a solution].’.. ‘So in a sense, I like it, but at the same time he is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn’t understand that,’ he asserted… Israel is “extremely comfortable” with the status quo, he said, ‘because they [can] have the cake and eat it. They have the West Bank, but at the same time they don’t have to make the painful decision about the Palestinians, really making them really, totally stateless or making them citizens of Israel.’.. ‘They won’t make them citizens of Israel. So they will have to make it official, which is we know the situation, which is an apartheid. There will be officially an apartheid state. They are in fact already,’ he claimed.”

Jack Boots on the March Again In Germany…- Brandenburg – Worldwide Big Pharma’s “Test Case? – by Karma Singh –  https://bolenreport.com/jack-boots-on-the-march-again-in-germany/ – ”What has happened in Brandenburg?.. Using the declaration of the pharma controlled World Health Organisation (WHO) that “measles is a rapidly spreading and highly dangerous disease,” the pharma controlled “government” of Brandenburg has declared compulsory vaccination via the back door… Completely illegally, measles vaccination has been declared to be a pre-requisite for entry to all pre-school facilities… (3)  Disease – measles is NOT a disease!!! It is a natural development process… A baby is born with a very underdeveloped liver. Typically, it takes 4 ½ years for the liver to attain its full development. During this time, the liver has become adjusted to functioning at a very low level. Now it is time to “switch the liver on” in all of its functions… This is a dynamic process requiring the liver to be both almost shut down for a short time as well as detoxified (from all of the accumulated residues which it could not process in the under-developed state). This is the source of the rash which sometimes appears as part of the measles process. Diarrhoea and foul smelling breath can also sometimes accompany this process.” emphasis added

Interview with former architect of Notre-Dame – (timestamped – 10 min) – Retired Architect discusses the anomalous and incredibly rapid spread of the fire and its delayed discovery. (requires closed captions in English)

Middle East Resistance Is Stiffening – by Tom Luongo – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/19/middle-east-resistance-is-stiffening.html – “Resistance to the US empire’s edicts is rising daily. We see it and we see the counter-reactions to them from the useful idiots who make up Trump’s Triumvirate of Belligerence – John Bolton and Mikes Pompeo and Pence… Trump’s foreign policy team are rapidly reaching their moment of truth. Will they start a war with Iran at the behest of the newly re-elected Benjamin Netanyahu? Or is all of this simply a huge head-fake to ensure that outcome in the lead up to Trump’s finally unveiling his Deal of the Century for Middle East peace?.. Empires do not like to be disrespected. They like being ignored even less. So, I don’t think there’s any possibility of Trump’s plan working given the state of the game board. The axis of resistance, despite all the little moves, is winning the war of attrition. The US’s maximum pressure policy has a finite lifespan because leverage like all things economic has a time function attached to it… And each small move, each deal large or small, if done in response to sanctions or behind-the-scenes pressure, changes the board state. And it is not in the make up of the people behind Trump’s policies to admit that failure. They will continue pushing until there is a catastrophic outcome… And at that point they will no longer be able to point the finger and blame the victim.”

From the Good-News Desk: Russian Man Flees Sweden With His Children To Poland After Girls Seized And Placed With Another Familyhttps://southfront.org/russian-man-flees-sweden-with-his-children-to-poland-after-girls-seized-and-placed-with-another-family/ – “In the end, the father could not stand such mockery of himself and his children, and during one of these meetings he took the children and went straight to the ferry traveling to Poland. Then from the Warsaw airport, the family intended to fly to Moscow. But, the Swedish authorities chased after them. And entered them into the information system of the border control of the Schengen zone. In this situation, the Polish border guards were forced to detain them during passport control at the Warsaw airport… However, the Swedes’ triumph proved premature: the Polish court refused to extradite the Russian citizens to Sweden. Representatives of the Polish authorities suggested to Lisov that asking for asylum as a refugee would legally classify his place of residence as Poland and cover the whole family with a system of legal protection from the Polish state… In the words of Yordanka Bekirska, Georgiev’s lawyer, in Norway “the mother, father and the social system have equal authority over the child. But if the father is a foreigner, he’s beneath the system.” Meaning that the Norwegian authorities are attempting to take his children away and provide them to a foster family, since the environment in Bulgaria is not “Norwegian enough” and the children will not develop to their presumed full potential… These developments are another demonstration of the developing split of Europe into a neo-liberal, pro-migrant part and the remains of the “original Europe”.  Poland and Hungary became the core states resisting to the expansion of neo-liberal policies.”

Russia, Jordan & U.S. Will Hold Trilateral Meeting On Al-Rukban Refugee Camp –  https://southfront.org/russia-jordan-u-s-will-hold-trilateral-meeting-on-al-rukban-refugee-camp/ –  ” ‘There is a joint dialogue between Jordan, Russia and the U.S. on the al-Rukban camp, we already met once before, and we are planning to hold a similar trilateral meeting on this issue soon,’ Ayman Safadi said in an interview with the Russian Izvestia newspaper… Earlier this year, Syrian and Russia forces established several humanitarian routes to help evacuate the civilians from the camp. The US-led coalition prevented any civilians from leaving, up until this month… According to a recent report by Syrian radio station, Sham FM, only 4,000 civilians have been evacuated from the camp so far. The leaders of the camp’s local community are reportedly facilitating the evacuation process… Despite being an ally of the U.S, Jordan is supporting a plan to dismantle the al-Rukban camp and allow the refugees to return to their towns and villages. The plan, which was first suggested by Russia last year, is the sole logical solution to put an end to the humanitarian tragedy that is taking place in the camp.”

Russia Delivers Asymmetric Blow To Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/russia-jordan-u-s-will-hold-trilateral-meeting-on-al-rukban-refugee-camp/ – “On April 18, the Russian government came with a sensational declaration in response to the Ukrainian behavior. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that he had signed a decree banning export to Ukraine of oil, oil products and coal. Starting June 1, the export of products listed in the decree will require a special one time permit. The decree also bans the import into Russia of Ukrainian engineering, light and metalworking products… The decision of the Kremlin to introduce the oil export bun to Ukraine ahead of the second round of the presidential election in the country is a clear signal to Volodymyr Zelensky, who can be already assumed as the elected president. [Petro Poroshenko has very little chances to achieve a victory] Moscow shows that it is not going tolerate formal declarations and waits for real actions, which would change the Ukrainian policy towards Ukraine. If the newly elected president introduces changes into his country’s policy, it’s expected that the oil ban as well as other sanctions will be lifted in the nearest future.”

Attendees of Secret Meeting for “US Military Assault” on Venezuela Revealed – by Eoin Higgins – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/attendees-of-secret-meeting-for-us-military-assault-on-venezuela-revealed.html – “In the article (https://thegrayzone.com/2019/04/13/us-military-attack-venezuela-trump-csis-invasion/), Blumenthal gave a brief overview of a number of the meeting’s more prominent attendees, including Iran-Contra veteran Roger Noriega and David Smolansky, a Venezuelan national who works with the right wing Organization of American States (OAS), a regional organization for the Americas led in recent years by hardline Venezuela regime change advocates. ‘Few of these figures are well known by the public, yet many have played an influential role in U.S. plans to destabilize Venezuela,’ explained Blumenthal… Also in attendance was opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s envoy Carlos Vecchio. Vecchio’s presence at the meeting prompted journalist Anya Parampil to muse as to whether it was standard operating procedure for “ambassadors” to solicit invasions of their own countries… ‘Since when do ‘ambassadors’ help plan foreign invasions of their own country?’ asked Parampil… ‘They were extremely nervous that somebody in the media knew about the existence of this event,’ said Blumenthal. ‘It was a very high-level meeting with basically the main people in Washington involved in making the sausage of Trump’s Venezuela policy and they wanted to keep it as private as possible’ ”

Israel’s New Wretched Republic – by Gideon Levy – https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-israel-s-new-wretched-republic-1.7108920 – “All that is over. The next government will be a continuation of the previous one, but stronger, more ultranationalist and racist, less legitimate and democratic. And, it must be  admitted, it will be a better reflection of reality…  On Tuesday, voters said a resounding yes to this Israel. The choice wasn’t as hard as it may have seemed: a choice between a government of generals, which would have continued the masquerade to the applause of the world and enlightened Israelis, or another Netanyahu government shaping Israel in its image, without pretense or apologies…  Things will look different. The fire that began flickering during the previous government will spread. The courts, the media, human rights groups and the Arab community will quickly feel it firsthand. Some op-eds in this paper will no longer be approved for publication, by law. It will be forbidden, for example, to criticize Israeli soldiers. Anyone against?” – Comment: Levy is one of Israel’s preeminent authors. This article can possibly be seen as his obituary for the Israeli dream, as it suggests at its bottom. It seems that Haaretz may be entirely behind a paywall now, as when I opened this page it quickly blocked it with a notice that viewing it with ad blockers isn’t permitted. But when I tried to view it with two browsers with no ad blockers the same thing happened. Ditto when I tried to use a VPN server based in Israel. So I’m uploading a .doc version of the article here: Israel’s New Wretched Republic-Gideon Levy

Forget AOC, America’s Real “Green New Deal” is Hemp – Instead of taxing Americans into oblivion with $50 trillion programs to legislate a cleaner environment, cultivating hemp is a far better option – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/hemp-green-new-deal-aoc/

From the Official-State-Propaganda Desk: Pompeo: Venezuelan People Won’t Tolerate Maduro Much Longer –  https://www.voanews.com/a/pompeo-venezuelan-people-won-t-tolerate-maduro-much-longer/4875425.html – ” ‘The devastation wrought by Nicolas Maruro, the tragedy of the humanitarian situation there bought out solely by Maduro making the choice to bring in the Cubans, to allow Russians to intervene in the country — those are things that are destroying the lives of young people in Venezuela,” Pompeo told Peru’s El Comercio newspaper Sunday… ‘This is not something that has happened in the last weeks or months. This is devastation wrought by the Cubans, the Russians and Maduro over the last years. … I’m very hopeful that it’ll come to its conclusion quickly,’ he said… Pompeo said the Trump administration wants to be deeply engaged in Central and South America, noting that great democracies, free market economies and transparency have not always flourished in the region… ‘There were many communist countries in Latin America for many years, but that’s the great thing that’s changed. This idea of the totalitarian Orwellian state of communism is being rejected by the people of South America. It’s glorious,’ the secretary said.” (emphasis added) – Comment: I wonder where Pompeo gets the idea that the “Venezuelan People” won’t tolerate Maduro, when thousands are volunteering for training as popular militias (the “Collectivos” which Washington is so adamant in repetitiously calling “gangs”) to be able to mount an effective defense of the country they believe in. There are now more than 2 million trained men under arms in Venezuela, and Washington’s behavior is, I think, making them more, rather than less, determined to preserve their independent national government.

Web Research Links for the Week of 4/8/19

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“No Religion:” Choice for 23.1% of Americans – by Carol Duff – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/04/13/no-religion-choice-for-23-1-of-americans/ – ” “Religious nones,” as they are called by researchers, are a diverse group made up of atheists, agnostics, the spiritual, and those who are no specific organized religion in particular. A rejection of organized religion is the common thread they share… ‘It is the first time we have seen this. The same questions have been asked for 44 years,’ Burge told CNN.”

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: CIA Vault 7 Whistleblower Hit With New Leaking Chargeshttps://sputniknews.com/us/201811011069405779-CIA-Vault-7-New-Charges/ – “On Wednesday, federal prosecutors filed a rewritten indictment against the 30-year-old man said to be behind the largest leak of classified information in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency – Joshua Schulte, who allegedly gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the material for the “Vault 7” releases… The news comes just hours after a letter from Schulte to the judge presiding over his case pleading for something to be done about the conditions he faces in pre-trial detention. Between being cut off from access to legal counsel and shoved into the “box” at a notorious prison for unspecified reasons, Schulte described the conditions as “unconstitutional.”.. Schulte was arrested in August 2017 after allegedly leaking more than 8,000 CIA documents to WikiLeaks, which were published in March of that year. Initially, Schulte was not charged for anything related to that matter, but for child pornography… One of ‘the most renowned whistleblowers in CIA history, John Kiriakou, said Schulte may face a difficult road back to good graces in the public eye… ‘I believe that the Justice Department learned a lesson during the Obama administration whereby whistleblowers had great public sympathy once they were charged,’ Kiriakou told Sputnik News… ‘That sympathy often lead to acquittals, such as in the case of NSA’s Thomas Drake, or short sentences, like in my case. What the Justice Department has done to mitigate that is too frequently add child pornography charges to new cases. We saw this in the case of Matthew DeHart and now in the case of the Vault 7 whistleblower. In the DeHart case, the judge acknowledged that there was no evidence of child pornography. None,’ he said.”

CIA’s Vault 7 Files Launched New Case Against Assange – Attack Intends To Prevent Further Leaks – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/04/assange-vault-7.html – “The indictment alleges that Assange ‘conspired’ with Chelsea Manning by giving support to her attempt to find a password to an account that would have allowed her to conceal her pilfering of U.S. documents. Glenn Greenwald argues that the case is quite thin and clearly an attack on press freedom. That a reporter or editor has to help a source to conceal its identity is part of the job description… The Obama administration, not known for reluctance to go after whistleblowers, had already weighted the ‘conspired’ case and decided against prosecuting it… It is thus likely that the case, as unsealed now, is only a pretext to extradite Assange from Britain. The real case will only get unsealed if and when Assange is in U.S. custody… National security reporter William Arkin, who left NBC News over its warmongering, is likely right when he writes that the issue behind this is Wikileaks’ publishing of the CIA’s hacking tools known as Vault 7.”

Opinion: A tragedy is unfolding in the stock market that should worry both bulls and bears – by Sven Henrich – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-tragedy-is-unfolding-in-the-stock-market-that-should-worry-both-bulls-and-bears-2019-04-11 – “Frankly, a tragedy is unfolding, and discerning eyes can see it. Since the December lows, the stock market has taken the scripted route higher, salivating at the prospect of dovish central bankers once again levitating asset prices higher. It’s a Pavlovian response learned over the past 10 years. Record corporate buybacks keep flushing through the market, and cheap-money days are here again as yields have dropped markedly since their peak last fall… But investors may sooner or later learn the hard way that this sudden capitulation by central bankers is not a positive sign, but rather a sign of desperation… Fact is, central banks are hopelessly trapped… Trump’s dangerous game: The latter point is not lost on Wall Street. This is from Morgan Stanley’s chief global strategist of investment management: Trump’s dangerous obsession with the markets. ‘Mr. Trump’s willingness to bend policy to please the markets is now clear — and it’s risky. In recent years, the stock markets have grown larger than the economy, and they are now big enough to take the economy down with them when they deflate.” (My emphasis.).. And that is the underlying motivation of it all: Prevent any lasting damage to equity markets to minimize the impact on the economy. Central bankers know this. Hence, they always intervene when things get hairy…” Comment: A very good and accessible article by Henrich on the present moment in the “Old Paradigm” economy.

President Maduro Rejects Bolsonaro’s Military Invasion Threatshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/President-Maduro-Rejects-Bolsonaros-Military-Invasion-Threats-20190413-0007.html – ” ‘The Venezuelan people reject, united and absolutely, Jair Bolsonaro’s threats of war and military invasion,” Maduro said Friday speaking from Caracas. He asked: “What is the reason for war? Why are you going to invade us? Did Venezuela steal anything from Brazil? Did Venezuela attack Brazil? With whom does Bolsonaro count on for a war? With the Brazilian people? With the Brazilian army? Where will they enter from?’ ”

A Fig Leaf On The Table At Mar-a-Lago? Caribbean Leaders Meeting Trump In Florida On Venezuela – by: Earl Bousquet – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/A-Fig-Leaf-On-The-Table-At-Mar-a-Lago-Caribbean-Leaders-Meeting-Trump-In-Florida-On-Venezuela-20190321-0001.html – “The White House suddenly announced, only two days before, that US President Donald Trump had invited five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Friday, March 22… The leaders invited to Washington are from the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, and according to the official statement they and their host will discuss “trade, energy and security issues.”.. But it’s widely speculated that much of the discussions will be centered on Venezuela, at the moment Trump’s primary political, economic and security foreign policy agenda item… Four of the five invited Caribbean states are among the Latin American and Caribbean nations that voted, in January, in favor of a U.S.-backed resolution at the Organization of American States (OAS) to not recognize the elected Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro.” – Comment: Apparently Trump is involved intimately in the ongoing war-by-other-means against Venezuela.

President Trump Speech at United States 5G Deployment in the White House – April 12, 2019 (24 min) – Timestamped to avoid the totally nauseating faux-beginning…

Trump is just wrong re: “The U.S. will have the fastest roll-out in the world ’cause the FCC is going to jam it down our throats.” Look over the Attorney’s letter to the Somoma County Supervisors, here: (Sonoma.5G.Lehman.Letter), for one thing. I’ll paste in some of the text below this. Also, the City of Brussels has put a moratorium on the installation of any 5G facilities until research can be presented. A Brussels regional Minister made this statement: “I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.” –Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy – And, from the letter from Attorney Harry V. Lehmann to the Sonoma Supes: The defendants in a lawsuit do not get to choose whether to be sued. That choice is made by plaintiffs’ counsel. There is no way for any industry representative to honestly claim that the State will not be sued for such injuries. Once the involved cellular antenna box is attached to the involved governmental utility pole, for several reasons including the Doctrine of Fixtures as seen in tenancy situations, a melding takes place, and plaintiffs counsel will allege, consistent with law, that the melded unit as a whole is Public Property… These public utility poles are demonstrably ‘Dangerous’ within the meaning of Government Code 835, because the radiation they emit has been scientifically proven to be carcinogenic, and the radiation is damaging to the human biological system. Therefore on the above basis, and on other theories including Joint Venture and Joint and Several Liability for the Concurring Acts oflndependent Tortfeasors (Summers v. Tice et al) public entities face becoming the insurers for telecom where 5G is concerned (Note: NO insurance company IN THE WORLD offers liability insurance for injuries due to EMF radiation, keep this in mind as you read on)… Whether the FCC power grabs will be found Constitutional or not is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Respectfully, you can’t put a puzzle together if the pieces are changing shape and it would be fiscally irresponsible to issue any increased density permits until the 9th Circuit cases are resolved. An immediate Moratorium is financially prudent.” – This is just the beginning. There is also very highly developed info coming out to the effect that it is settled law that Federal Regulations – such as the ruling of 9/5/2018: Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment, Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, WT Docket No. 17-79; WC Docket No. 17-84, which removes basically all oversight of “Small Cell (i.e. 5G in particular) Facilities installations, and forces local jurisdictions to either approve applications within 60 or 90 days or have the applications “Deemed as approved.” – have NO jurisdictions over the States. This was ruled by the Supreme Court as recently as 1990. So a BIG FIGHT is coming, and The Donald and whomever is putting him up to pushing this clearly violative technology are likely to be rocked back onto their heels as things progress.

The alpha downshift in US inflation expectations – More accommodation by the Fed won’t stimulate economic growth – it won’t even make mediocre returns at the company level look good by levering up the balance sheet – by David P. Goldman – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/the-alpha-downshift-in-us-inflation-expectations-2/ – “The Fed has made clear that falling inflation expectations are the top of its worry list. Falling prices reduce profits, discourage investments, and make debts harder to service. The market reasons that if inflation drops, the Fed is more likely to cut rates. That’s why the yield on Treasury Inflation Protected Securities dropped like a stone at 8:30 am EST in the US, after the US government announced a slightly lower increase in March consumer prices than the consensus forecast.”

Assange Arrest: Ecuador and UK, Bullied by US, Throw WikiLeaks Founder to the Dogs – by Makia Freeman –  http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/assange-arrest-ecuador-uk-us-wikileaks/ – “Classified Information is Still Public – Classified information is not the same thing as “private.” Classified information is classified by the executive branch of the USG (United State Government). The info is still “public.” Someone who gains access to classified public info and publishes it is not the same as a hacker who gains digital access to someone’s computer and personal passwords, files, emails, etc. The public has a right to know. The public has a right to know if the USG is murdering innocent Iraqi civilians and lying about it, as this famous 2010 video obtained by Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and published Assange shows. Manning was the whistleblower, not Assange, and anyway, whistleblowing is supposed to be a protected act… As his lawyer states, Assange has been arrested, in short, for telling the truth… “In an upside-down world, fake news circulates freely and those who reveal the truth are persecuted and imprisoned.”Christina Kirchner, former Argentinian President

Will the Trump administration go to war next? – by The Saker – https://thesaker.is/will-the-trump-administration-goes-to-war-next/ – “Ever since Mr. MAGA made it to the White House, I have been awed by the level of sheer stupidity and, frankly, the immorality of this administration. Obama was almost as incompetent and evil, but Trump truly brought about a qualitative change in what we could loosely refer to as the “average White House IQ.” The best thing I can honestly say about Trump is that stupid can be good. Alas, it can also be extremely dangerous, and that is what is happening now. Just check out these recent headlines: ● Trump signs declaration recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights; ● Moscow believes Western sabotage caused Venezuelan blackout; ● Explosions in Venezuela confirmed as a terrorist sabotage; ● US designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization – Trump; ● Pompeo to Turkey: Military Action in Syria Will Have ‘Devastating’ Consequences”

US SOUTHCOM Head Says Venezuela Military Intervention “Might Be Necessary” By End Of 2019 https://southfront.org/us-southcom-head-says-venezuela-military-intervention-might-be-necessary-by-end-of-2019/ – “Venezuela suffered yet another blackout on April 9th, after a power overload failure occurred as a result of the damage caused by alleged attacks against the electric grid. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez explained that work was undergoing on restoring power and it was, in fact, restored within 3 hours… Meanwhile, US four-star Admiral Craig Faller, US Southern Command head, said that the military is ‘on the balls of our feet’ awaiting instruction from the Trump administration on military intervention in Venezuela: According to him, ‘The crisis in Venezuela could approach that degree by the end of this year if Maduro still remains in power. It’s that bad.’ He also compared the situation in Venezuela with the “chaos” in Syria under President Bashar al-Assad.” (emphasis added)

Who Is Killing Whom in the Middle East? Blaming Iran Might be an Excuse for War – by  Philip M. Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/11/who-killing-whom-middle-east-blaming-iran-might-excuse-for-war.html – “Since the United States government is selectively charging Iran with offenses that might well be exploited by neoconservatives named Bolton and Pompeo to initiate a war it should be more careful in how it attempts to frame its arguments. Iran did not kill those 4,424 American soldiers who died in Iraq. President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the band of psychopaths at the Pentagon and National Security Council did that when they initiated a chain of events that began with attacking a country that they knew posed no threat against the United States. The bloody consequences of that action continue to this day.”

How Real Is White Supremacy? – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/04/05/how-real-is-white-supremacy/

Israeli election count risks descent into farcehttps://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-election-count-risks-descent-into-farce/ – “Election after election has confirmed that these polls, no matter how dramatically and confidently presented by the TV anchors and their statistically expert sidekicks, are routinely inaccurate. Hence the imperative to wait a little before ascribing victory or drawing any other dramatic conclusions; to be patient until a goodly proportion of actual votes have been counted, usually just three or so hours later… Evidently, nobody had taught Benny Gantz, the neophyte politician who challenged Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday’s elections, this most basic lesson of election night reality. And so it came to pass, after one of the three main exit polls, the one broadcast by Israel’s most-watched TV channel, Channel 12, projected at 10 p.m. that Gantz’s Blue and White party would outscore Netanyahu’s Likud by 37 seats to 33 seats, and Gantz might be able to cobble together a majority coalition… What has been playing out since those exit polls were published, however, is what is supposed to be the dependable part of the post-election vote reporting process — the part we can rely upon, the part where the august, experienced, non-ratings driven, non-deadline-bound Central Elections Committee efficiently counts the actual votes, and keeps the electorate informed on its progress via its website… Close inspection of the site in the course of Wednesday, furthermore, suggested some curious anomalies, including recorded turnouts of over 500% in one area and well over 100% in several others; reports also noted (Hebrew) extremely improbable results in certain areas, including strong support for one of the Arab parties in the Bat Ayin settlement south of Jerusalem. Officials from the committee were quoted as citing technical errors… Except that’s not what has been happening… There is at this writing no remotely credible reason to believe the assertion by anonymous New Right sources that the election is being “stolen.” But the longer this farce continues, the greater the damage to the credibility of the electoral count process… And, finally, the greater the danger that, whatever the eventual resolution, a proportion of the public will have lost a little of its faith in the integrity of the election process.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Never trust any information until it has been officially denied.

Breaking the internet: new regulations imperil global networkhttps://www.afp.com/en/news/717/breaking-internet-new-regulations-imperil-global-network-doc-1fi14j2 – “Is the dream of one global internet still alive?.. Increasingly, moves by governments to filter and restrict content are threatening to fragment the system created with the promise of connecting the world with a largely unified body of content.”

Assange Has Been Arrested For US Extradition. The Time To Act Is Now. – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/04/11/assange-has-been-arrested-for-us-extradition-the-time-to-act-is-now/ – “This is seriously gut wrenching news. Here are ten thoughts on the matter in no particular order: 1 – The Metropolitan police were let into the embassy by the Ecuadorian ambassador, his political asylum revoked under entirely false pretenses in gross violation of international law. Shame on Ecuador. 2 – Assange is an Australian citizen. As of this writing, the Australian government has still not interceded to protect its citizen. Shame on Australia. 3 – The US government is setting a precedent which, if carried out, will constitute a grave threat to press freedoms the world over and a greater leap in the direction of Orwellian dystopia than the Patriot Act. Shame on America. 4 – The UK government is collaborating with the US government’s efforts to imprison a journalist for publishing evidence of US war crimes, just as it has collaborated with the US government in perpetrating war crimes. Shame on the UK. 5 – This arrest warrant was issued under the Trump administration, in full alignment with what the Trump administration has openly been saying about its agenda to silence WikiLeaks. Shame on Trump, and shame on anyone who continues to support him. 6 – This arrest is a Trump administration action, and has nothing to do with the 2016 Russia nonsense that Democrats have been shrieking about, yet these same Democrats who claim to oppose Trump and oppose his war on the press are currently cheerleading for Trump’s prosecution of a journalist who told the truth. Shame on Democrats.”

‘I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing,’ says Trump following Assange’s arrest – https://www.rt.com/usa/456270-trump-on-assanges-arrest/Comment: Trust the Plan

From Wikileaks, 3/18/19: “The Trump Administration has confirmed that it has charged WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange and that it seeks his extradition from the United Kingdom.[5]  The charges relate to WikiLeaks’ 2010-2011 joint publications on war, diplomacy and rendition with a range of media organizations; these were published in Europe while Julian Assange was in Europe.[6] In the US, Assange faces life in prison… The alleged source, Chelsea Manning, who was granted a commutation by President Obama, was re-jailed on 8 March 2019 by the Trump Administration to coerce her to testify in secret against WikiLeaks over the 2010 publications. On her jailing, she stated that “I stand by my previous public testimony”.[7] In her 2013 trial, Manning stated that “the decisions that I made to send documents and information” to WikiLeaks “were my own”.[8]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says working with U.S. to sow ‘dissent’ in Venezuela armyhttps://www.rt.com/news/455932-brazil-venezuela-rift-military/ – ” ‘It is our intention and that of the Americans that there is a rift in the army, because it is they who still support Maduro. It is the armed forces that decide whether a country lives in a democracy or in a dictatorship,’ Bolsonaro said, adding that he does not see any future for Venezuela in its present state… ‘What you cannot do is to continue as you are,’ he said… In an interview on Monday, Bolsonaro appeared to say that he might single-handedly decide if Brazil needs to join a potential US-led military incursion against the Maduro government… ‘What can Brazil do? Suppose there is a military invasion there [from the United States]. The decision will be mine, but I will listen to the National Defense Council and then the Parliament,’ Bolsonaro pledged.” – Comment: Bolsonaro is mounting a celebration of Brazil’s 1964 coup against President Joao Goulart, which brought “right wing” government to Brazil until Lula de Silva in 2003 (Lula is now in prison after a trial recognized as lacking due process).

New York Times Declares ‘Setback’ for Netanyahu as He Wins Israeli Election – by Joel B. Pollak –  https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/04/09/new-york-times-declares-setback-for-netanyahu-as-he-wins-israeli-election/ – “Yet the New York Times had declared the election a “setback” for Netanyahu, based on exit polls that showed Likud losing by a substantial margin to the opposition, led by former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff Benny Gantz… One exit poll showed a possible tie between the right- and left-wing blocs, meaning that Gantz had an opportunity to replace Netanyahu as prime minister.” (emphasis added)

‘It’s a War Zone’: New York Orders Forced Vaccination, Those Who Resist Face Charges – New York officials will be tracking down the unvaccinated, including children as young as 6-months-old, and force vaccinating them. Resisters will be charged or fined – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/forced-mandatory-vaccination-new-york/ – “Nevertheless, government officials and media alike are whipping up mass hysteria and using that hysteria to remove your right to informed consent… ‘It’s a war zone,’ said a doctor who said he had seen over a hundred patients who hadn’t been vaccinated but asked for anonymity for fear of jeopardizing his practices, according to a rather hysterical article in the Brainerd Dispatch. ‘I think the city is underestimating the scale of the outbreak.’.. ‘We cannot allow this dangerous disease to make a comeback here in New York City,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. ‘We have to stop it now.’.. In New York, there have been 285 reported cases of measles since last September, mostly in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Of the 285 cases, 246 were in children. There have only been 21 people hospitalized for it. No one in the entire country has died from it…According to the report, the mandate orders all unvaccinated people in four zip codes to receive inoculations, including children as young as 6 months old. Anyone who resists faces a misdemeanor charge and could be fined up to $1,000… While there is a risk of seizure from contracting measles, according to the data, the risk of developing seizures from the vaccine to combat measles is five times higher… What’s more, the seizures from the MMR vaccine are far worse, according to the study, and can cause permanent harm… ‘For example, 5% of febrile seizures result in epilepsy, a chronic brain disorder that leads to recurring seizures. Annually, about 300 MMR-vaccine seizures (5% of 5,700) will lead to epilepsy,’ PIC points out… Now, as the government rounds people up and forces them to take this vaccine for a non-life-threatening virus, according to the CDC’s own data, children will undoubtedly be injured in this process. Fret not however, because to the statists, these children are expendable and their injuries and possible life-long suffering, will serve some mythical greater good.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Pointing out what should be the obvious: “…the mandate orders all unvaccinated people in four zip codes to receive inoculations…” – If this is allowed to stand, the writing is on the wall for all to see.

Zionism, Crypto-Judaism, and the Biblical Hoax – By Laurent Guyénot – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51391.htm – “The neocons’ U.S. foreign policy has always coincided with the best interest of Israel as they see it. Before 1967, Israel’s interest rested heavily on Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe. From 1967, when Moscow closed Jewish emigration to protest Israel’s annexation of Arab territories, Israel’s interest included the U.S. winning the Cold War. That is when the editorial board of Commentary, the monthly magazine of the American Jewish Committee, experienced their conversion to “neoconservatism,” and Commentary became, in the words of Benjamin Balint, “the contentious magazine that transformed the Jewish left into the neoconservative right .”[5] Irving Kristol explained to the American Jewish Congress in 1973 why anti-war activism was no longer good for Israel: “it is now an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States. […] American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don’t want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel.”[6] This tells us what “reality” Kristol was referring to, when he famously defined a neoconservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality” (Neoconservatism: the Autobiography of an Idea, 1995)… With the end of the Cold War, the national interest of Israel changed once again. The primary objective became the destruction of Israel’s enemies in the Middle East by dragging the U.S. into a third world war. The neoconservatives underwent their second conversion, from anti-communist Cold Warriors to Islamophobic “Clashers of Civilizations” and crusaders in the “War on Terror.” ” Comprehensive, epic article by GuyénotLaurent Guyénot author page on Voltaire Net: https://www.voltairenet.org/auteur125605.html?lang=en

Interview: Russian Ambassador in Lebanon on Axis of Resistancehttp://thesaker.is/interview-russian-ambassador-in-lebanon-on-axis-of-resistance/ – “In these circumstances, the United States and its allies moved to a new scenario. They called Iran and Hezbollah the main destabilizing factor, the source of terrorism, began to create a regional bloc against the “axis of resistance”. That is, they turned everything upside down and blamed those who blocked the way to terrorism. That is, for them, the “axis of resistance” is the number one enemy, while the process of Arab-Israeli normalization is proceeding in parallel… If you look at this situation strategically, you get the following. It is known that the United States, in advancing its projects in all parts of the world, is striving in every possible way to blacken its opponents, to shift to them the responsibility for their own illegal actions. In the Middle East, one of the basic elements of such tactics at this stage is the myth of “Iranian expansion.” They say Iran wants to create its own empire… The United States, in its own actions, emphasizes sanctions pressure on members of the “axis of resistance”. To this are added the attempts to sow discord within these countries. In Lebanon, we note it all the time… It is difficult to predict how far the confrontational manifestations promoted by the Americans will go. Broadly speaking, this is a continuation of their concept of “controlled chaos.” But, as experience shows, there is enough power and skills for creating chaos, but they cannot get to manage it. In addition, this concept has a fundamental flaw – the unresolved Palestinian problem, as well as the continuation of the Israeli occupation of part of the territory of Syria and Lebanon. In this regard, the question arises: can the “deal of the century” proposed by President Donald Trump (work) as an option for a final settlement in the Middle East?”

Trump’s Neocons See Erdogan as Their Ticket to a Region-Wide M.E. War – by Mike Whitney – http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/trumps-neocons-see-erdogan-as-their-ticket-to-a-region-wide-m-e-war/ – “What is it the neocons (Pompeo, Bolton and Pence) really want?.. They want to intensify and expand the fighting so that more US troops and weaponry are required. They want a wider war that forces Trump to go “all in” and deepen his commitment to regional domination. They want America’s armed forces to be bogged down in an unwinnable war that drags on for decades and stretches across borders into Lebanon, Turkey and Iran. They want Washington to redraw the map of the Middle East in a way that diminishes rivals and strengthens Israel’s regional hegemony. They want more conflagrations, more bloodletting, and more war… That’s what the neocons want, and that’s what their provocations are designed to achieve.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: Managing Russia’s dissolution: Truth or Desire?https://southfront.org/managing-russias-dissolution-truth-or-desire/From source D.C. “The Hill” article  by Janusz Bugajski: “Given Russia’s ailments, an assertive Western approach would be more effective than reactive defense. Washington needs to return to core principles that accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union by supporting democratization, pluralism, minority rights, genuine federalism, decentralization and regional self-determination among Russia’s disparate regions and ethnic groups… While Moscow seeks to divide the West and fracture the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) by backing nationalist and separatist parties in Europe, Washington should promote regional and ethnic self-determination inside the Russian Federation. This would send a strong signal that the West is fully capable of reacting to Moscow’s subversion… Neglecting Russia’s dissolution may prove more damaging to Western interests than making preparations to manage its international repercussions. To avoid sudden geopolitical jolts and possible military confrontations, Washington needs to monitor and encourage a peaceful rupture and establish links with emerging entities.” (emphases in original)

Why Is Trump Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps As Foreign Terrorist Organization? – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/04/trump-crazies-designate-irans-revolutionary-guard-corps-as-terrorists-.html – “Colonel Pat Lang likewise presumes that the move is an attempt to provoke a war:.. The AUMF on terrorism has been used far and wide as a hunting license to attack any armed group that could even distantly be thought a terrorist enemy. The anti-terrorism AUMF makes such attacks legal under US law… In an October 2017 speech President Trump accused Iran of having supported and harbored al-Qaeda: ‘The regime harbored high-level terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, including Osama bin Laden’s son. In Iraq and Afghanistan, groups supported by Iran have killed hundreds of American military personnel.’.. Trump’s accusations agaimst Iran are false. Iran had nothing to do with the bombing in Kenya. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan some family members of al-Qaeda leaders fled to Iran. They were put under house arrests and were held as hostages to prevent al-Qaeda operations against Iran… But the facts will not matter. The designation of the IRGC as “foreign terrorist” will likely make the AUMF relevant, at least under U.S. law.”

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/04/wikileaks-julian-assange-emergency-unity4j-vigil-for-rumors-of-expulsion.htmlFairly comprehensive coverage of the current situation with Julian Assange

Prepare to be fingerprinted: new EU proposals foresee mandatory biometrics in national ID cardshttp://www.statewatch.org/news/2018/apr/eu-security-union-id-cards.htm – “According to the Commission’s proposal: “Up to 370 of the 440 million citizens in 26 Member States (DK [Denmark] and UK do not issue ID cards) could hold national ID cards,” although ‘identity card ownership is common and compulsory in 15 Member States’ and there are five other Member States in which citizens ‘are obliged to hold a non-specific document for identification purposes. In practice this very frequently is an identity card.’..      ‘It is estimated that 80 million Europeans currently have non-machine readable ID cards without biometric identifiers. As many of the EU’s security measures rely on secure travel and identity documents – such as the systematic checks carried out at the external borders on all citizens using the Schengen Information System – this creates a security gap, because of the increased risk of falsification and identity fraud. It also leads to practical difficulties for citizens when travelling or moving to another Member State… The Commission is therefore proposing measures to strengthen the security features of ID cards and residence documents of EU citizens and their non-EU family members. More secure documents will enhance EU external border management, increase the protection against falsification and document fraud and make it more difficult to misuse or copy such documents. This will benefit the security of all citizens, public authorities and businesses.’ ”

Israel’s leadership talks up another war with Hezbollah in Lebanon – by Peter Beaumont –  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/11/israel-leadership-talks-up-another-war-with-hezbollah-lebanon – “Israel’s political and military leadership appears to have concluded that a conflict with Lebanon’s Hezbollah is becoming increasingly likely, despite months of growing warnings that a third Lebanese war would be more dangerous and deadly than the last war in 2006. The mounting tensions on the northern border with Syria and Lebanon have increased in recent months as Israel has recognised its assumption that Hezbollah – a key ally fighting with the Assad regime – would be chewed up in a protracted Syrian conflict is badly mistaken as the war has turned rapidly in Bashar al-Assad’s favour… Instead the Iranian-backed group appears to be emerging from the Syrian war as a battle-hardened and largely conventional military force whose missiles have been heavily resupplied by Tehran despite dozens of Israeli airstrikes on convoys and depots.”

Secret Document Reveals Plans for Civil War in Lebanon, Israeli False Flags, and Invasion – by Randi Nord – https://geopoliticsalert.com/civil-war-lebanon-false-flag – “During his visit with US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Lebanese President Michael Aoun reportedly received a US-Israeli document detailing plans for creating a civil war in Lebanon with covert false flag operations and possible Israeli invasion… Although the source of the document is Israeli and created in partnership with Washington, no one knows who presented it to Aoun. The Lebanese TV station, Al-Jadeed, initially reported the document on Lebanese TV and a video on its website. Geopolitics Alert translated the report for this article… The document details American plans to splinter the Lebanese Internal Security Forces, a domestic institution separate from the Lebanese Army. The plans involve Washington investing 200 million dollars into the Internal Security Forces (ISF) under the guise of keeping the peace but with the covert goal of creating sectarian conflict against Hezbollah with 2.5 million specifically dedicated to this purpose… According to the document, although “full load of our firepower will be unleashed,” they somehow do not anticipate any casualties. They do, however, expect the civil war to “trigger requests” for intervention from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) which Israel must only agree to after extreme reluctance.” (emphasis added) Comment: I posted the following article on this chat last week – U.S. Is Planning To Establish Military Base On Lebanon’s Coast – Report – https://southfront.org/u-s-is-planning-to-establish-military-base-on-lebanons-coast-report/ – “U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, personally inspected Behdaidat, which is located in the district of Jbeil, on March 23. During the unusual visit, Pompeo committed a half million U.S. dollars for the renovation of a historical church in the town… (half a million is a mere pittance considering the slated $200 million for subverting the Lebanese Security Forces)

X22 Spotlight: The Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived, We Have It All:Harley (Schlanger) & Bill (Binney) (41 min) – Comment: And yet the “Trump, Russia, Possible Collusion” drumbeat continues…

Iran-based New Horizon NGO appeals Treasury Department sanctions—Treasury foresees “lengthy process” – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/04/06/nh-appeal/ – “Sheldon Adelson owns Trump’s Iran policy. Adelson’s henchmen Pompeo and Bolton are mandating maximum USG pressure on Iran. So the Treasury Department has cooked up a flimsy case against the Iranian NGO New Horizon, which has sponsored annual conferences in which I’ve been a regular participant since 2013… It’s obvious that New Horizon conferences are not designed for recruiting spies. The invitees are intellectuals and public figures, not the kind of people who would have classified information… It’s equally obvious that Adelson/Netanyahu’s real gripe against New Horizon is the conference’s willingness to provide a forum for anti-Zionist intellectuals. All of our leading Western institutions—governments, universities, think tanks, media—are under lockdown by the Zionist thought police.”

Iran’s FM recommends designating US CENTCOM as ‘terrorist organization’ in a reciprocal movehttps://www.rt.com/news/455893-iran-centcom-terrorist-move/ – “After Washington put Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on its terrorists list, the Iranian Foreign Ministry asked President Hassan Rouhani to designate the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization… Due to the “clear support” US forces in Western Asia lend to terrorist groups, and their own “involvement in terrorist activities,” the US military in the region should be put on a list of terrorist groups in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a letter sent to Rouhani and Iran’s Supreme National Security Council by the ministry.” – Comment: This morning Iran’s Supreme Security Council acted on Zarif’s request and put U.S. Centcom on their terrorist groups list.

Web Research Links for the Week of 4/1/19

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Vanessa Beeley Interview – White Helmets Involvement In Organ, Child Trafficking & Disinfo Ops (1hr 5min) – with Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: Netanyahu: If I’m re-elected, I’ll extend sovereignty to West Bank settlements – PM says ‘I am going to apply Israeli sovereignty’ and ‘I don’t distinguish between settlement blocs and isolated settlements’; rules out Palestinian state as existential danger – https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-if-im-re-elected-ill-extend-sovereignty-to-west-bank-settlements/ – “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s elections… Flatly ruling out Palestinian statehood, which he said would “endanger our existence,” Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to formalize Israeli rule over the 400,000-plus Israeli Jews in the settlements. This would apply not only to major settlement blocs, but also to isolated settlements, he indicated… Asked in a Channel 12 interview why he hadn’t already extended Israeli law to the settlements or annexed them, he initially replied, ‘Who says we won’t do that? We’re on the way…. The next term will be fateful.’ ”

Kurds in Fateful Triangle as US Moves to Redeploy IS Terror Groups – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/04/06/kurds-in-fateful-triangle-as-us-moves-to-redeploy-is-terror-groups.html – “Potentially, the Kurds could wind up not with the regional autonomy they desire, but as part of a rebranded American dirty war army whose ranks include the very terrorist the Kurdish militias have been successfully battling against… President Donald Trump has been lately crowing about how US-backed Kurdish forces have wiped out the IS self-proclaimed caliphate around Baghouz in eastern Syria… However, things are not that clear-cut. Syria’s envoy to the United Nations Bashar al Jaafari dismissed Trump’s victory celebrations as a “bluff”. He said that IS was not defeated in areas under US control, but rather were being shunted off to various camps for retraining… There are credible  reports that thousands of jihadists who surrendered or were captured in the fighting around Baghouz have since been relocated by US forces to its military base at al Tanf near the border with Iraq and Jordan, as well as to nearby refugee camps such as Rukban, where some 40,000 detainees are held. Suspiciously, the Americans are refusing international access to these camps, even for UN humanitarian relief agencies. As Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out recently, the detention centers are being used by the Americans as a pretext for illegally occupying Syrian territory… We can also add the purpose of clandestine military recruitment for US proxies.”

Saudis Threaten To Ditch Petrodollar As “Nuclear Option” To Block NOPEC Bill – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-04/petrodollar-panic-saudis-threaten-dump-usd-oil-trades-over-opec-anti-trust-billAnd now, Reuters reports, citing three unidentified people familiar with Saudi energy policy, Saudi Arabia is threatening to drop the dollar as its main currency in selling its oil if the U.S. passes a bill that exposes OPEC members to U.S. antitrust lawsuits… While the death of the petrodollar has long been predicted (as the petroyuan gathers momentum), this is the most direct threat yet to the USDollar’s exorbitant privilege… “The Saudis know they have the dollar as the nuclear option,” one of the sources familiar with the matter said… “The Saudis say: let the Americans pass NOPEC and it would be the U.S. economy that would fall apart,” another source said… Riyadh reportedly communicated the threat to senior U.S. energy officials, one person briefed on Saudi oil policy told Reuters… As Reuters details, NOPEC, or the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, was first introduced in 2000 and aims to remove sovereign immunity from U.S. antitrust law, paving the way for OPEC states to be sued for curbing output in a bid to raise oil prices.”

The Crown’s Alphabet Thought Policeby Dean Henderson – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/the-crowns-alphabet-thought-police/ – “In the past few weeks, there has been a major purge of information from YouTube and Amazon. Anti-vaccine and chemtrails videos and books have been specifically targeted for burning… Haymarket is the major media partner with the Trust Project, which will place a “Trust Mark” on those websites which it deems reliable. The Trust Project was founded by Haymarket Media, The Globe & Mail, Hearst Television, The Washington Post and The Economist magazine among others. The Economist is 21%-owned by the Rothschilds. Other Economist owners include Cadbury, the Schroder family which served as Adolf Hitler’s bankers, the Agnelli family, the Lazard family, and Baron Layton… The third Google censorship partner is the International Fact-Checking Coalition, which is operated by the Poynter Institute. Major funders of Poynter include Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,  Charles Koch Foundation, National Endowment for Democracy and Sor0s’ Open Society Foundation… The global elites are very nervous. Their Freemasonic Alphabet language scrambling spell is wearing off. They know that people are waking up to the fact that everything they have been told is a lie designed to serve the Luciferian agenda of the City of London bankers. This latest frantic bout of Alphabet-led oligarchy censorship, while alarming, should be ultimately seen as a tactical victory for the great awakening.”

Anne Frank Diary Fraud Finally Admittedhttp://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=186146 – “The official admissions from the Anne Frank Foundation, and the evidence of two distinct handwritings: The Basel, Switzerland, Anne Frank Fonds (Anne Frank Fund), which controls the copyright to the Diary of Anne Frank, has admitted that the book was in fact at least co-authored by Otto Frank, Anne’s father, after the war… Normal copyright on books extends only 70 years after the author’s death. As Anne Frank died of typhus in Bergen Belsen in February 1945, the book theoretically entered the public domain in February 2015. But, as the New York Times went on to say, the Anne Frank Fonds has now decided to try to extend copyright on the book past the 70 year cut-off period by admitting that Otto Frank, who died in 1980, was indeed a “co-author” after all… People already knew that the dairy was written with a BIC ballpoint pen, which was only a prototype at that time and was in no way industrialized, let alone sold on the market. They were commercialized in 1951. This already permitted many people to determine the book to be a fraud as it was physically impossible for Anne Frank to write the diary with a BIC ballpoint pen, unless she was capable of traveling through time, to the future and then return with such a writing medium…”

From the Gift-That-Keeps-On-Giving Desk: Trump-Barr’s manipulation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: The political cover-up of the century? – by Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay – http://www.intrepidreport.com/archives/26784 – “But, there is something fishy here. If the 400-page report by the Department of Justice’s special counsel, Robert Mueller, (about Donald Trump cheating and obstructing justice in his relations with Russia) really does contain positive conclusions about the current occupant of the White House, his family and associates, don’t you think the tandem Trump-Barr would have rushed to make it public? At the very least, wouldn’t they have delivered copies of the full report to Congress? Why are they willing to fight to keep it secret from the elected Congress? The only logical answer is that the complete Mueller report contains very damaging material about Trump, his family and his administration, and William Barr does not want Americans to see it.” – Comment:The Political Coverup of the CENTURY (!!!?). Yow! I’m gettin’ out muh pussy hat again!

US said set to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist grouphttps://www.timesofisrael.com/us-said-set-to-declare-irans-revolutionary-guards-as-terrorist-group/ – “The United States will designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, an unprecedented move that would ramp up pressure on the elite force, The Wall Street Journal and the Reuters news agency reported Friday… The newspaper, quoting unnamed officials, said President Donald Trump’s administration would announce the long-mulled decision as soon as Monday and that concerned defense officials were bracing for the impact. Reuters said three US officials confirmed the plan… It would be the first time the US has designated another nation’s army as a terror organization.” – Comment: This just in, Trump to move Whitehouse to Jerusalem also. (April Fool’s Day never dies!)

War Provocation 2.0: US Vows To Assist Ukrainian Ships To ‘Pass’ Kerch Strait, Deter Russia In Black Seahttps://southfront.org/war-provocation-2-0-us-vows-to-assist-ukrainian-ships-to-pass-kerch-strait-deter-russia-in-black-sea/ – “NATO is set to guarantee ‘safe passage’ of Ukrainian ships via the Kerch Strait and to deter Russia in the Black Sea, U.S. ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison stressed during a press briefing on April 2: ‘I think that we have been working on a package to present to the foreign ministers, and it is a package that beefs up the surveillance, both air surveillance as well as more of the NATO country ships going into the Black Sea to assure that there is safe passage from Ukrainian vessels through the Kerch Straits, the Sea of Azov,’ she said… ‘It is very important that Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine, as well as Georgia, have the security in that Black Sea area both for ships but also for their land-based safety,’ Hutchison added.” – Comment: As a matter of fact, the Black Sea is “Our” Pond.

The Feds 9,000 “Opportunity Zones” Will Allow Law Enforcement To Spy On 35 Million People – by MassPrivateI – http://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-feds-9000-opportunity-surveillance.html – “Is there no end to Big Brother’s desire to turn America into a mirror image of China?.. An article in Go Erie, revealed how the Feds are classifying parts of cities as “Opportunity Zones” or as I call them “Opportunity Surveillance Zones” (OPS )… The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are using Opportunity Zones to help law enforcement turn sections of cities into federally funded surveillance zones… Mayor Joe Schember’s administration is using federal grants to turn  Erie, Pennsylvania into an OPS… ‘The downtown smart city pilot project was announced in April 2018 and focused on downtown and Perry Square. New LED lighting, video surveillance cameras, and free Wi-Fi were installed in an area encompassing State Street, between Sixth and 12th streets.’.. In three years, the city of Erie, Pennsylvania will be transformed into a massive surveillance city equipped with facial recognition cameras, license plate readers and spying public Wi-Fi zones.”

China’s President Xi Jinping in Italy: It’s the Maritime Ports! – by F. William Engdahl – https://www.globalresearch.ca/xi-jinping-italy-its-ports/5673397 – “The Chinese inroads with the Italian government are strongly opposed by not only Washington, but also by Brussels, especially Germany and France. They argue that the bilateral Italy-China BRI agreements for port and infrastructure development run counter to the larger established EU transportation strategies. The more honest reasons perhaps are growing alarm in Hamburg and Rotterdam and Antwerp, Belgium over potential loss of shipping trade to southern Europe. By expanding its port presence from Greece into Italy, China potentially gains a huge trade infrastructure advantage in EU trade terms via southern Europe… When Xi Jinping went from Italy to meet France’s embattled President Macron on March 26, Macron took an unusual step and invited German Chancellor Merkel and EU Commission President Juncker to join to form appearance of a united bloc to the overwhelming economic challenge of the Chinese… Two days before the Xi visit to Paris Macron told the press that, “the period of European naivety” regarding the EU’s relations with China is over. He cryptically added, ‘The relationship between the EU and China must not be first and foremost a trading one, but a geopolitical and strategic relationship.’.. France and Germany to date have resisted any formal EU cooperation with China’s Belt, Road Initiative and have pressured individual EU countries such as Italy not to make bilateral deals with China. But the reality is that the EU is largely dysfunctional in terms of modern industrial strategy. In this sense the Xi Jinping Italy BRI agreements can well be a trigger for a global geopolitical tectonic shift. How that will look in the future is impossible to say. At present, it appears Beijing is holding the stronger cards.”

Brussels Becomes First Major City to Halt 5G Due to Health Effects – by Josh del Sol Beaulieu – http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/brussels-becomes-first-major-city-halt-5g-due-health-effects – ” ‘I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.’ -Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy… Ms. Fremault accurately identified that a 5G pilot project is not compatible with Belgian radiation safety standards (9 V/m, or 95 mW/m2 according to this online converter), and stated that she does not intend to make an exception. (In the Building Biology guidelines, the threshold for extreme concern is 1 mW/m2. However, many government agencies still only consider thermal effects, instead of the cumulative body of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies.).. Perhaps with Brussels heading up the European Union, and with one of the two major 5G appeals being addressed to the EU, officials there are better informed and motivated to protect themselves.

US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing (Timestamped – 2 min) – “So there really is no research ongoing. We’re kind of… flying blind here, as far as health and safety is concerned.” -Sen. Blumenthal

Dear Stock Market: You Can’t Have It Both Ways – by Charles Hugh Smith (04/03/2019) –  http://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/04/dear-stock-market-you-cant-have-it-both-ways-charles-hugh-smith-04-03-2019/OK, let me see if I have this right: the stock market is soaring because the economy is softening, so the Federal Reserve panicked and went from raising rates to considering cutting rates… It seems markets are now assuming a rate cut is already locked in, given the Fed’s commitment to cease trimming its balance sheet by September. This dovish reversal means liquidity is flooding back into stocks and bonds, and so stocks are rising as once again “the Fed has our backs.”.. OK, I get it. But the market is also rising because punters and pundits are assuming the soft spot in economic expansion has ended, and growth is already resuming globally… The positive data out of China is taken as proof-positive of this resumption of expansion. Now wait a minute–the market is rising because growth is softening and also because growth has resumed? Sorry Stock Market, you can’t have it both ways.”

Forget ‘Creepy’ – Biden Has A Major Ukraine Problem – by Tyler Durden   – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-02/forget-creepy-biden-has-major-ukraine-problem –  ” ‘I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’ ‘ bragged Biden, recalling the conversation with Poroshenko… And why would Biden want the “son of a bitch” fired?.. In what must be an amazing coincidence, the prosecutor was leading a wide-ranging corruption investigation into a natural gas firm – which Biden’s son, Hunter, sat on the board of directors.”

After synagogue massacre, Pittsburgh approves gun restrictions – by Ramesh Santanam – https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-synagogue-massacre-pittsburgh-approves-gun-restrictions/ – “The legislation places restrictions on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded seven. It also bans most uses of armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, and allows the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others… Pennsylvania state law forbids municipalities from regulating guns, and pro-gun advocates say they’ll sue to block the laws from taking effect — and file private criminal complaints against council and Peduto over allegations of abuse of office and official repression.”

Deep State Pro Vaxx Training: “How to Be The Most Effective Advocate For Vaccination You Can Be” (38 min)

THE WEAPONIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA SHOULD CONCERN US ALL –  Six Game-changer Interviews with Michael McKibben, the Real Inventor of Social Networking – https://americans4innovation.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-weaponization-of-social-media.htmlComment: Links to all 6 interview transcripts on this page. This is very relevant to what’s happening now in the wake of the collapse of the “Russian Collusion” narrative.

Aibo’s dark side: Why Illinois bans Sony’s robot dog – The state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act prevents Sony from selling it there – by Megan Wollerton – https://www.cnet.com/news/what-sonys-robot-dog-teaches-us-about-biometric-data-privacy/

Exclusive: Yemeni child soldiers recruited by Saudi-UAE coalition (w/video 10 min) – Al Jazeera obtains exclusive footage proving presence of child soldiers in recruitment camp of Saudi-UAE-led coalition – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2019/03/exclusive-yemeni-child-soldiers-recruited-saudi-uae-coalition-190329132329547.html

UN launches investigation after Mail on Sunday exposé reveals British Special Forces are fighting on same side as child soldiers in Yemen civil war – ● Report sparked questions over Britain’s complicity in support for Saudi Arabia; ● Charities say Yemeni children of 13 are considered old enough to fight by elders; ● Harrowing pictures of children with AK47s emerged from the war’s front line – by Marc Nicol – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6869027/British-Special-Forces-fighting-Yemen-child-soldiers-triggers-investigation.html – “The MoS report casts doubt over the veracity of the Government’s often-repeated claim that the UK ‘is not a party to the war’… The Ministry of Defence has previously been forced to defend its support for Saudi Arabia after it emerged that RAF engineers are being used to repair Saudi combat aircraft and, as the MoS previously revealed, British infantry soldiers are training Saudi troops before they deploy to Yemen. The UK also has military liaison officers embedded in the kingdom’s military headquarters… Last Tuesday, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry asked a Foreign Office Minister whether British Forces are ‘providing support’ to local militia forces in Yemen who send children aged as young as 13 into battle… Mark Field MP responded: ‘We still hold the firm view that we are not a party to the conflict.’.. ‘Clearly we are supportive of Saudi Arabia which has been a long-standing ally. The Mail on Sunday makes some very serious allegations and I am keen we get to the bottom of them.’ ” Comment: “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell (Eric Blair)

Trump, Russia, Possible Collusion (REMIX) (2 min)

Putin and the Rules of the Elite – by Aleksandr Khaldey (translated from Russian) – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/03/29/putin-and-the-rules-of-the-elite/ – “When trying to understand during many years why Putin doesn’t rotate the elite but works with what already exists, very few people understand the subject of discussion. Experts already know almost by heart the president, his biography, and the story of his arrival to the top of power. Much less attention is paid to the elite of Russia, and that’s why there is much less understanding of what it represents and whether the president has some opportunities to radically influence the elite (for example, like how Stalin did) or these opportunities are very limited… Society already understands that the elite isn’t just economic and interest groups. The elite is a system that the head of state leans on. It is impossible to destroy this pillar without creating another one. There isn’t another system.” – Comment: This is an amazing article on the Russian oligarchy that has major implications for governments in general.

Leaked Recording Makes It Perfectly Clear the White House is in Bed With Big Oil – by Derrick Broze – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/leaked-recording-makes-it-perfectly-clear-the-white-house-is-in-bed-with-big-oil.html – “On Thursday morning, David Bernhardt—former oil lobbyist, lawyer, and current acting Secretary of the Interior Department—will face a confirmation hearing for his role as acting Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt will likely face allegations that he has continued business relations with former clients in the Petroleum and Oil industry, despite his promises to recuse himself from such business. A newly released secret recording and thousands of pages of previously unseen documents clearly outline Bernhardt’s ongoing connections to the oil lobby.”

From the Reports-of-the-Demise-of-April-Fools-Day-Have-Been-Greatly-Exaggerated Desk: Leaked Mueller Report Proves Barr Lied; Collusion Theorists Vindicated – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/04/01/leaked-mueller-report-proves-barr-lied-collusion-theorists-vindicated/ – “Mueller told reporters Monday morning that there would indeed be mass indictments of large numbers of Trump associates revealed in the near future, including Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr, just as the diligent journalism of MSNBC and other respected news media outlets have been assuring. Mueller said the delay in the arrests, and the mountain of evidence which will surely lead to Trump’s impeachment, was due to the need to ‘cross a few ‘t’s and dot a few ‘i’s.’.. When asked why he didn’t reveal to the public that Barr was misrepresenting the contents of his report, Mueller responded with a mischievous grin, “I didn’t want to spoil the surprise.” He then put on a pair of sunglasses and rode off on a motorcycle due east into the rising sun, while the smooth notes of a single saxophone resounded through the D.C. cityscape… Obviously I owe the world a very big apology. I’m sorry for calling the Russiagaters idiots, morons, drooling imbeciles, stupid, gullible sheep, foam-brained human livestock, tinfoil pussyhat-wearing delusional conspiracy theorists, demented cold war-enabling McCarthyite bootlickers, oafish slug-headed slime creatures, energy-sucking, CIA-coddling wastes of space and oxygen, and an embarrassment to the human species. Clearly, because of their indisputable vindication this April the first 2019, they are definitely none of these things.”

Pompeo’s VIDEO Shows ‘Third Temple’ Model, Sparks Fears Over Biblical End Timeshttps://sputniknews.com/world/201903231073479183-mike-pompeo-jerusalem-third-temple-model/

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Web Research Links for the Week of 3/25/19

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The Federal Reserve’s Controlled Demolition Of The Economy Is Almost Complete – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-federal-reserves-controlled-demolition-of-the-economy-is-almost-complete.html – With chaos comes opportunity for those in power. They don’t let a good crisis go to waste, especially when they created the crisis. I have written extensively about this issue in past articles such as ‘The Economic End Game Explained’ and ‘IMF Reveals Cryptocurrency Is The New World Order End Game’… No matter what the mainstream media says over the course of this year, I want readers to remember that this was a disaster at least ten years in the making. It is not something that suddenly fell out of the sky. It was not something that was unexpected or unpredictable. It was highly predictable to those with the eyes to see. It was NOT a mistake… In my article ‘Party While You Can – Central Bank Ready To Pop The Everything Bubble’, I outlined a process or tactic which the Fed has used on many occasions in the past: The creation of economic bubbles through inflation and artificially low interest rates, followed by abrupt tightening and higher interest rates into economic weakness. This tactic is highly effective in accomplishing ONE GOAL – financial collapse…It is the same strategy the Fed used at the beginning of the Great Depression. It is also what the Fed used to trigger the crash of 2008. And, in 2018-2019, the Fed is doing it again.”

New Study of Mind-Matter Interaction Via Double Slit Experiment Yields “Remarkable” Results – by Arjun Walia – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/25/new-study-of-mind-matter-interaction-via-double-slit-experiment-yields-remarkable-results/ – “The connection between human consciousness, or factors associated with human consciousness such as intention, thoughts, feelings and emotions, and the physical realm is fascinating. This is precisely why nearly all of the founding fathers of quantum physics were so preoccupied with learning more about  consciousness and “non-material” science in general. For instance, the theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, Max Planck, regarded “consciousness as fundamental” and matter as a “derivative from consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, another famous theoretical physicist and mathematician, also emphasized how ‘it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.’.. A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays by Dean Radin, PhD explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality. The paper showed that meditators were able to collapse quantum systems at a distance through intention alone. The meditators were the “observer” in this case:

‘Observations not only disturb what has to be measured, they produce it… We compel [the electron] to assume a definite position… We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.’.. I recently came across a post on Radin’s Facebook page regarding a new study just published in PLOS ONE titled Independent re-analysis of alleged mind-matter interaction in double-slit experimental data.

His Facebook post reads,

Just published. “… this paper is the third independent statistical analysis … showing significant differences in fringe visibility between concentration and relaxation epochs of human subjects….”. The author made several assumptions that differed from ours, which resulted in reduced statistical power. That in turn led to a more conservative conclusion. Even so, anomalies were clearly found in these data that defy ordinary explanations.

In that study, they provided a “two year long experimental dataset in which authors of Radin, et al., 2016 claim to find evidence of mind-matter interaction is independently re-analyzed. In this experiment, participants are asked to periodically shift their attention towards or away from a double-slit optical apparatus. Shifts in fringe visibility of the interference pattern are monitored and tested against the common sense null hypothesis that such shifts should not correlate with the participant’s attention state… They concluded that:

“The thorough analysis pursued in this paper gives a much broader and full picture of the data than the ones previously published in [1] and [19]. On the one hand, we find undeniable anomalies in the human data with shifts of the fringe visibility in the direction expected by human intention. The fact that fringe visibility decreases when human intention tries to make it decrease, and increases when human intention tries to make it increase is remarkable.” – Question: What are we looking at?

From the Gift-That-Keeps-On-Giving Desk: New Mueller probe revelations explain Trump’s ragehttp://pulsedailynews.com/2019/03/new-mueller-probe-revelations-explain-trumps-rage/ – “Play VideoDocs show Mueller investigated Cohen long before raid 02:07Methods used by investigators to track Cohen, including state-of-the-art techniques targeting Apple devices, and the revelation of their sweep through the lawyer’s emails and telephone communications may fuel Trump’s fury about what he sees as the special counsel’s “witch hunt.”They also suggest that Mueller and his counterparts in New York may know a lot about the communications of people around Trump during parts of the 2016 campaign and early in the presidency.The documents show that Mueller had shown probable cause that Cohen had committed a crime to obtain warrants for two email accounts as far back as the summer of 2017, nine months before FBI agents acting on behalf of New York prosecutors raided Cohen’s office and residences.Trump’s siege mentality is unlikely to be helped by the simultaneous publication Tuesday of a double page spread in his hometown newspaper, The New York Times, revealing his complicated financial relationship with Deutsche Bank.Although the article did not show any illegality, it is the kind of unflattering deep dive critique of his personal and business practices that Trump abhors.”

Court Orders Christian To Pay $55,000 To Trans Politician For Calling Him “BIOLOGICAL MALE” (10 min) – Comment: Let the punishment fit the crime!

Fire At Security Service HQ Continued Series Of ‘Accidents’ Targeting Venezuela Infrastructurehttps://southfront.org/fire-at-security-service-hq-continued-series-of-accidents-targeting-venezuela-infrastructure/ – “There has been no official announcement by the Venezuelan authorities as of the morning of March 29th… For their part, the firefighters of the Capital District are in the place trying to put out the fire, but according to journalist Román Camacho, the fire was possibly produced by the adjacent brush… Roberto Marrero was the last person to be put in the branch for political prisoners of el Helicoide, but the director of the NGO Penal Forum, Alfredo Romero, explained that the fire occurred on the opposite side in which the prisoners are, so it would not affect the prisoners. He also said that the political prisoner wing currently held 20 individuals.” – Comment: There have now been over 200 attacks by the Venezuelan “opposition” in the last 2 years against the infrastructure of the country.

Turkish Military Opens Command Center For Future Operation In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/turkish-military-opens-command-center-for-future-operation-in-northeastern-syria/ – “On March 30, Turkey’s Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, and Chief of General Staff, Gen. Yasar Gulero, inaugurated a center in southeastern province of Sanliurfa that will manage any possible military operation east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria… The new command center reflects Turkey’s determination to end the current situation in northeastern Syria, where US-backed Kurdish forces have established a self-administration. Turkey consider these forces a threat to its national security and recognize some of them, like the People’s Protection Units (YPG), as terrorist groups… Earlier, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to solve the issue of northeastern Syria “on the field” after the upcoming local elections, which is set to be held on March 31. The Turkish President warned that his country will not tolerate a “terrorist corridor” on its southern border.”

SDF General Commander: Decision To Liberate Afrin By Force Has Been Madehttps://southfront.org/turkish-military-opens-command-center-for-future-operation-in-northeastern-syria/ – ” ‘We are preparing and making arrangements in order to liberate Afrin … Because this is a military matter, everyone should know that when the time is suitable, the liberation phase will begin,’ Ferhat Abdi Sahin, who is known by his nom de guerre “Mazloum Kobane” said in an interview with the Kurdish Sterk TV… Mazloum Kobane added that all SDF groups, including the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Woman’s Protection Units (YPJ), have affirmed their readiness to participate in the liberation of Afrin once the battle begin… ‘Afrin is not only a Kurdish area, but a Syrian area … It’s within the SDF’s mission to protect all Syria territory,” Mazloum Kobane said.” – Comment: Afrin is currently occupied by Turkish forces.

“The Russians are Still Coming” “Without RussiaGate”: The “Fake News” Witch-hunt against the Independent Media – US Foreign Policy under Trump in the Wake of the Russia Probe – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-russians-are-still-coming-without-russiagate-fake-news-and-us-foreign-policy-under-trump/5672835 – “The RussiaGate narrative was required to sustain the multibillion dollar contracts in favor of the military industrial complex including the 1.2 trillion dollar nuclear weapons program… What was at stake in 2016 were fundamental rivalries within the US establishment marked by the clash between competing corporate (and political) factions, each of which was intent upon exerting control over the incoming US presidency… In this regard,  Trump was not entirely in the pocket of the lobby groups. He was not a groomed politician. As a member of the business establishment, he had his own corporate sponsors and fund raisers. His stated foreign policy agenda including his “commitment” to revise Washington’s relationship with Moscow did not fully conform with the interests of the defence contractors.”

Is There An Overwhelming, But Understated, “Fiscal Burden” For States Caused By Illegal Immigration? – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/is-there-an-overwhelming-but-understated-fiscal-burden-for-states-caused-by-illegal-immigration.html – “Most citizens really don’t know how much illegal immigration actually costs.  What’s free for one person obviously has to be paid for by someone else, i.e., taxpayers!.. However, FAIRUS.org http://www.FAIRUS.org did its homework regarding what illegal immigration costs each state; what you learn from their reports probably will shock you.”

‘Life Is Such a Simple, Yet Cruel Thing’ By Vladimir Putin – Family Memories of WW2 – President Putin pens recollection of his family’s experience during the Leningrad siege – https://russia-insider.com/en/history/life-such-simple-yet-cruel-thing-vladimir-putin-family-memories-ww2/ri6661

SO YOU THOUGHT RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS WERE GOOD? – ● Rhodes Scholarships groom teenage soldiers for Cecil Rhodes’ 200-year British federalist plan to be the Anglo-Saxon “real rulers of the world”; ● Rhodes’ Jesuit-inspired secret Round Table “Society” (1888) weaponized propaganda, psychiatry, wireless technology and banking with many fronts, most notably the Council on Foreign Relations today; ● Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Milner and Rothschilds established the modern framework 100 years ago using a racist, sexist, totalitarian “tail male” dynastic grip on power reaching back to the British East India Company (founded in 1600); ● Instruments of this world hegemony: The Privy Council, The Round Table, ‘Milner’s Kindergarten,’ De Beers, Fabian Society, Wall Street, Rhodes Scholarships, Pilgrim Society, Wellington House, Imperial War Cabinet (1917), BPS, Tavistock Institute, Frankfurt Institute, SOE, OSS, Stay-behind Units, C.I.A., CFR, WEF, EU, Rio Tinto, League of Nations, UN, SERCO, SES, OPIC, USAID, US State Dept, Integrity Initiative – https://americans4innovation.blogspot.com/2019/01/so-you-thought-rhodes-scholarships-were.html – “The extensive evidence in this post has been difficult to frame. Remarkably, we have discovered several very long historical threads that dictate the current explosion of fake news and breathless cries for impeachment of President Trump and those that elected him… Therefore, what is wrong with President Trump’s detractors? They seem mentally deranged. When asked to provide facts to support their rage, their knee-jerk reaction is to spew unconvincing breathless epithets like “racist!” “misogynist!” “homophobe!” “xenophobe!” “toxic male!” “whatever!”.. Our research has discovered unmistakable evidence that these triggered anti-Trumpers are, by and large, the victims of 100-years of continuous brainwashing by self-styled one-world elitists who currently control propaganda, psychiatry, wireless technology (the IBM Internet of Things), commerce and banking.”

New kind of deflation impels the great bond rally – Bond yields are dropping around the world because the world economy is slowing and inflation is evaporating – by David P. Goldman – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/new-kind-of-deflation-impels-the-great-bond-rally/ – “A full retreat by the Fed as well as the European Central Bank arrested the fall in stock and commodity prices, but inflation expectations continue to fall in all major markets… That’s a different kind of deflation, brought on by buyer resistance to price increases. We saw that vividly in the February report on the US labor market, where employers simply stopped hiring in sectors where wages had risen the most. We observe it in the housing market, where buyers are pushing back against higher prices, and (once again) in the market for wireless telephone service… Across the world, the so-called breakeven inflation rate (the inflation rate at which inflation-indexed government bonds and ordinary bonds will pay the same total return) has decoupled from commodity prices. As the chart below makes clear, breakeven inflation in the US, Germany and Japan tracked the S&P/Goldman Sachs Commodity Index closely until the end of 2018. Germany and Japan decoupled first, then the US..”

SPLC on Life-Support: Former Staffer Quits, Calls Organization a Scam in Tell-All Article – by R. Cort Kirkwood – https://russia-insider.com/en/splc-life-support-former-staffer-quits-calls-organization-scam-tell-all-article/ri26629 – “The Southern Poverty Law Center was long ago exposed as money-making scam… It has amassed almost half-a-billion dollars fighting an imaginary tide of “hate” that is ever “rising,” which provides the twin benefits of bringing in that money and advancing the totalitarian goals of the radical Left. Topping that agenda is demonizing any opposition to the Left as “hate,” be it racism, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia… Former SPLC staff member Bob Moser took to the New Yorker yesterday to elaborate on what we’ve known for some time: The SPLC is, again, a money-making scam. But he revealed that truth from the inside.”

Michael Avenatti, Pedophilia And A Fainting Heiress: NXIVM Sex-Cult Trial Gets Surreal – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-27/michael-avenatti-pedophilia-and-fainting-heiress-nxivm-sex-cult-trial-gets-kinked – “Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman had a dramatic day in court Wednesday where the accused NXIVM sex-cult financier fainted in response to being asked if she’d secretly retained lawyer Michael Avenatti… The 39-year-old daughter of late Seagram CEO Edgar Bronfman (whose funeral Hillary Clinton spoke at) pleaded not guilty last July to charges of racketeering, money laundering and identity theft for NXIVM – a secretive multi-level marketing company founded by Keith Raniere, who was arrested last March along with Smallville actress Allison Mack on federal charges which include sex trafficking, forced labor, wire fraud conspiracy, human trafficking and other counts… While NXIVM describes itself as a self-help business that has helped thousands of people “reach their potential” through various courses, the women’s-only “inner sanctum” led by Raniere is known as ‘DOS’, which whistleblower Frank Parlato said stands for “dominus obsequious sororium” – Latin for “master over the slave women”. Once they are a member – or “slave” – they are allegedly encouraged to recruit new women into their “slave pods”, stop dating, and be on call 24 hours a day after being branded with Raniere’s initials below the hip using a cauterizing iron… We wonder if Michael Avenatti knows anyone with an NXVIM scar?.. Bronfman faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. Good thing she’s got Jussie Smollet’s attorney – though no word on whether Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff will put in the good word.”

Goldman Just Put On The Next “Big Short” Trade – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-23/goldman-just-put-next-big-short-trade  – “Just a few days later, we reported that one of the largest credit hedge funds, Canyon Partners, had put a $1 billion bet on CMBX blowing up in the coming months on expectations the commercial real estate bubble would soon blow up… Now, three weeks later, none other than Goldman has decided to echo what we said at the start of the month, and is urging its clients join the “big short” bandwagon  by going short CMBX AAA bonds (while hedging in a pair trade by going long five-year investment-grade corporate CDX)… Noting that US commercial real estate prices have reached expensive levels, with cap rates tight relative to real Treasury rates by historical standards…

… Goldman points out a discrepancy, namely that at the same time, spreads on AAA CMBX indices have moved to historically tight levels: tight vs. other fixed income instruments such as CDX IG, and tight even relative to the spreads on the exact CMBS cash bond underliers referenced by the AAA CMBX products.”

“At First We Didn’t Believe It”: Fast-Melting Greenland Glacier Starts Growing Again In Massive U-Turn – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-28/first-we-didnt-believe-it-fast-melting-greenland-glacier-starts-growing-again – “A large and fast-melting glacier in Greenland is growing again, according to a new NASA study. The Jakobshavn (YA-cob-shawv-en) glacier on Greenland’s west coast had reportedly been retreating by around 1.8 miles and thinning by nearly 130 feet annually in 2012… According to a study published in Monday’s peer-reviewed Nature Geoscience, however, the glacier began growing at about the same rate over the past two years. That said, the authors of the study swear it’s temporary… “At first we didn’t believe it,” said lead author Ala Khazendar who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). ‘We had pretty much assumed that Jakobshavn would just keep going on as it had over the last 20 years.’.. Co-author Josh Willis said that while this is “good news” on a temporary basis, it’s still “bad news” over the long term because it means that ocean temperatures are a larger factor in the growth and melting of glaciers than previously thought… ‘In the long run we’ll probably have to raise our predictions of sea level rise again,’ says Willis, pointing to inevitable doom from man-made global warming.” (emphasis added) – Comment: No, PLEASE don’t raise your predictions of sea level rise again! (this reversal of warming in the Arctic, despite the proven channeling of warm air over the Arctic Ocean by manipulation of the jetstream over the last 10 years or more, may presage the end of the “global warming” propaganda onslaught, as planetary cooling due to the oncoming Grand Solar Minimum begins to be obvious to the world).

Adam Schiff Furious After GOP Calls For His Immediate Resignation In “Explosive” Hearing – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-28/adam-schiff-furious-after-gop-calls-his-resignation-explosive-hearing – “Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who made Donald Trump’s now debunked Russiagate “witch hunt” his one mission in life, furiously pushed back as all nine Committee Republicans demanded his resignation, defending his past comments by lighting into the president and his family and campaign over its contacts with Russia… Calls from Republicans and president Trump for the Russiagate-obsessed Schiff to resign as head of the House Intelligence Committee have been loud in the days following the release of the four-page Mueller report summary. And on Thursday, the call was made right to the Congressman’s face in what Mediate described was an “explosive” clash, and The Hill dubbed a “striking display.”.. At the start of the House intel hearing on Thursday morning, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) called for Schiff to step down — a call which he said was supported by all nine Republican members of the committee… ‘Your actions, both past, and present are incompatible with your duty of the chairman of this committee — which alone, in the House of Representatives — has the obligation and authority to provide effective oversight of the U.S. Intelligence community,’ Conaway said. ‘As such we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your Constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee. Mr. Chairman, this letter is signed by all nine members of the Republican side of the committee, and I ask unanimous consent that it be entered into the record at today’s hearing.’ ”

3/29/19~WHAT DO YOU SEE? ARE YOU SURE?SOMETIMES OUR EYES AND EARS CAN PLAY TRICKS ON US(!) (22 min) – from Florida Maquis – Comment: Multiple perspectives from Venezuelans on both sides of the “Guaido Question” in Venezuela

Study Estimates the Green New Deal to Cost $93 Trillion — That’s a Conservative Estimate – by Robert P. Murphy – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/study-estimates-the-green-new-deal-to-cost-93-trillion-thats-a-conservative-estimate.html – “Even so, more sober-minded policymakers, as well as the general public, should be aware of just how  ludicrously expensive the GND really is. A recent analysis by the American Action Forum puts the initial 10-year cost at a staggering $93 trillion. Although the reader might understandably assume that this is an inflated figure designed to discredit the GND, it actually rests on a few conservative assumptions. The figure of $93 trillion is admittedly absurd, but that’s only because the planks of the GND are absurdly expensive. The American Action Forum estimate is entirely fair… The Major Components of the Green New Deal: The American Action Forum is headed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who—among other positions—was the director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2003 to 2005. One can of course disagree with his team’s analysis, but their approach to “budget scoring” the GND is entirely conventional in DC circles… For their analysis, the AAF team focused on six major planks of the GND that they considered tractable for quantification. The table below summarized the various cost estimates for each of the six items:

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Source: American Action Forum – Notice that there are many items listed in the GND documentation that are not included in the table above. This is one reason that I have called their cost estimate conservative.”

The state of The State: Family Raided by Cops, Their Children Taken—for Not Bringing Son to ER for a Fever (2 min)

US isolated at UN Security Council over Golan decisionhttps://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190328-us-isolated-at-u-n-security-council-over-golan-decision/ – “In a letter requesting Wednesday’s meeting, Syria described the US decision as a ‘flagrant violation” of council resolutions, while ally North Korea issued a statement backing “the struggle of the Syrian government and people for taking back the occupied Golan Heights.’.. British UN Ambassador Karen Pierce told the council that the US decision was in contravention of that 1981 resolution, while Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said Washington had violated UN resolutions and warned it could fuel instability in the Middle East… The European members of the council – France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and Poland – on Tuesday also raised concerns about ‘broader consequences of recognizing illegal annexation and also about the broader regional consequences.’.. Trump, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking over his shoulder during a visit to Washington, on Monday signed a proclamation officially granting US recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory… Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait on Tuesday criticized the US decision on the Golan Heights and said the territory was occupied Arab land. Iran echoed the comments… The Security Council deployed a peacekeeping force in 1974 – known as the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) – to monitor a ceasefire between Syria and Israel in the Golan Heights. There are more than 880 UN troops on the ground.”

Children Make Perfect Propaganda Props – #PropagandaWatch – by James Corbett (19 min)

Venezuelan Government Bars Guaidó From Office for 15 Years Amid US-Backed Coup Attempt – The move was announced by state comptroller general Elvis Amoroso, who cited “inconsistencies” in Guaidó’s finances – by Jake Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/28/venezuelan-government-bars-guaido-office-15-years-amid-us-backed-coup-attempt

After Recognizing Golan Heights As Israel, U.S. Calls On Syrian Army To Withdraw From Separation Linehttps://southfront.org/after-recognizing-golan-heights-as-israel-u-s-calls-on-syrian-army-to-withdraw-from-separation-line/ – “On March 27, the U.S. said that Russia should pressure the Damascus government to withdraw its armed forces from the separation line with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights… ‘The United States and this Council cannot accept Syria’s efforts to establish its presence in the area of separation as a new norm … Therefore, the United States calls on the Russian Federation to use its influence with the Assad regime to compel the Syrian forces to uphold their commitment to the disengagement of forces agreement and immediately withdraw from the area of separation,’ U.S. diplomat Rodney Hunter told a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Golan Heights, according to Sputnik.”

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: U.S. Is Planning To Establish Military Base On Lebanon’s Coast – Report – https://southfront.org/u-s-is-planning-to-establish-military-base-on-lebanons-coast-report/ – “U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, personally inspected Behdaidat, which is located in the district of Jbeil, on March 23. During the unusual visit, Pompeo committed a half million U.S. dollars for the renovation of a historical church in the town. According to al-Joumhouria, this money could buy half of the 10km2 town’s properties… Pompeo heavily criticized Hezbollah in the course of his recent visit to Lebanon. The senior diplomat called the Lebanese party a terrorist group and accused it of working to take over the country… ‘Lebanon and the Lebanese people face a choice: bravely move forward as an independent and proud nation or allow the dark ambitions of Iran and Hezbollah to dictate your future,’ Pompeo said during a press conference in Beirut on March 22, according to New York Times… Experts told al-Joumhouria that that the strategic location of Behdaidat could allow the U.S. to monitor the coastal line and several alleged supply routes of Hezbollah. The experts predicted that if the base was indeed established, it would be only a part of a network of new bases that could cover a large part of Jbeil.” (emphasis added) – Comment: How much difference is there between U.S. bases in Lebenon and Israeli ones?

Ex-Model Who Attempted To Reveal Berlusconi’s Satanic Practices Dies From Painful Radioactive Poisoning – by Richard Enos – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/03/22/ex-model-who-attempted-to-reveal-berlusconis-satanic-practices-dies-from-painful-radioactive-poisoning/

Judgment Day – Any hopes Bayer-Monsanto had of getting off easy in the latest trial over Roundup weedkiller came crashing down this week – https://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/organic-bytes-619-another-day-another-lawsuit-another-win-monsantos-victims – “The jury in the Hardeman v. Monsanto trial ordered Bayer to pay Edwin Hardeman $80 million. The judgment followed last week’s unanimous decision by the same jury that Roundup caused Hardeman’s cancer… Meanwhile, jury selection began this week in a third trial, Pilliod v. Monsanto. This time, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, married for nearly 50 years, allege that long-term exposure to Roundup caused them both to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer… The Hardeman trial was considered a bellwether case for the more than 9,000 similar lawsuits coming down the pike, involving cancer victims who used Roundup.”

BREAKING: Israel Attacks Aleppo, Helping Terrorist Ground Forces – by 21WIRE – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/03/27/breaking-israel-attacks-aleppo-helping-terrorists-ground-forces/ – “ALEPPO, SYRIA (March 28, 00:15) – Israeli fighter jets appear to have launched a fresh attack against Syria, this time firing air to ground missiles at multiple targets in the northern province of Aleppo. Primary Israeli targets include Aleppo International Airport, and Nayrab Airbase… The Syrian air defense systems have engaged Israeli missiles over the City of Aleppo, shooting  down approximately 12 incoming targets.”

“Blood Gold” in La Rinconada, Devil’s Paradise in Peru’s Andes: A Crime Gang-run City, Human Rights do not Exist – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/blood-gold-in-la-rinconada-devils-paradise-in-perus-andes-a-crime-gang-run-city-human-rights-do-not-exist/5672701 – “The thin, oxygen-poor air is loaded with mercury vapor that slowly penetrates people’s lungs, affecting over time the nervous system, memory, body motor, leading often to paralysis and early death. Average life expectancy of a mine worker is 30-35years, about half of Peruvian’s average life expectancy… Life has no value. People are killed for carrying a rock that may contain some tiny veins of gold. Bodies are often just thrown on to garbage heaps to rot. Occasionally a body is found and then buried right on the garbage dump. It’s not unusual to find a grave right in the midst of a field of trash… Human rights do not exist in Rinconada. Child work is common place. And so is child prostitution, women and drug trafficking. Time off is a life of drunkenness and drug deliria. Life is worthless. See also Andre Vltchek’s essay… Small boys are used to work in underground mining galleries, where adults hardly fit. When the galleries collapse and a child – or several – dies – nobody cares. Many are not even identified. Most likely they are not missed. They are children of non-parents, like in non-humans, those that run this hellish mining industry, and those who send their children there to help them make a living. No love, no ethics, no respect for nothing but the legendary gold nugget, for greed and necessity. No mercy.That’s La Rinconada… Nobody cares – or not enough to investigate the death, the missing. It’s the name of the game. Miners come by their free will. They are not coerced. They enslave themselves, in the vane hope to get rich. Instead, they intoxicate themselves from mercury fumes, from a totally poisonous environment, daily exposure to heavy metals. Their nervous system slowly but surely fails them. Memory loss; brain damage, muscular dystrophy, collapsing lungs, paralysis, early death. For many, it’s a dream gone dead. That’s what poverty does; it kills while dreaming of a better world… Who buys this gold?.. Large corporations. One of them is the Swiss registered Metalor, One of the world’s largest gold foundries. Annually, about 3,000 to 3,500 tons of gold are mined across the globe. Switzerland refines about 70% to 80% of all the gold in the world. An estimated 20% to 30% of it is considered ‘blood gold’ – gold that stems from illicit mining practices, child labor, environmental and social destructions, land theft, corruption – like from Rinconada… As of now, Switzerland, the host of the globe’s largest mining corporations and gold foundries does not want to know the origin of the gold – possibly the environmentally and socially most destructive precious metal. Switzerland does not impose a code of ethics on the corporations that enjoy the Swiss tax-haven. The Swiss Government pretends that these mining corporations have their own codes of conduct, and the Swiss authorities trust that they adhere to their own standards of ethics. What an easy way out!”

From the Wake-Up-And-Smell-The-Apocalypse Desk: India successfully conducts anti-satellite missile testhttp://www.thenorthlines.com/india-successfully-conducts-anti-satellite-missile-test/ – “A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile, Defence Interceptor Missile successfully engaged an Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in a Hit to Kill mode… An official release said, the interceptor missile was a three-stage missile with two solid rocket boosters. Tracking data from range sensors has confirmed that the mission met all its objectives… In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite on a Low Earth Orbit… Mr Modi said, an Anti-Satellite Missile (A-SAT) destroyed the live satellite within three minutes. He said, with this, India has registered herself as a space power and till now only the US, Russia and China have achieved this.”

Brazil’s Haddad, Military Denounce Bolsonaro Coup Celebrationshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazils-Haddad-Military-Denounce-Bolsonaro-Coup-Celebrations-20190327-0010.html – “Brazil’s public prosecutor’s office say they are against Jair’s coup celebrations… According to G1 Globo the national public prosecutor came out with a statement that read: “Celebrating the dictatorship is … celebrating an unconstitutional regime responsible for serious human rights violations. This initiative deserves social and political repudiation” said the state lawyers…'”In fact, using the public structure to defend and celebrate constitutional and international crimes violates the most basic principles of public administration, which may characterize an act of administrative impropriety,’ the top prosecutors said.”

Over 450 Brazilian Jurists Call for Release of Lulahttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Over-450-Brazilian-Jurists-Call-for-Release-of-Lula-20190327-0012.html – “A manifesto signed by 464 Brazilian jurists calls for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been held as a political prisoner since April 7, 2018, after being sentenced on the second instance for passive corruption and money laundering without any evidence against him… The document is addressed to the ministers of the Fifth Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Felix Fischer, Jorge Mussi, Reynaldo Soares da Fonseca and Ribeiro Dantas. In the text, jurists point out that Lula is a victim of injustice and violence practiced by the state.”

‘War Crime’: Israeli Forces Kill 18-year-old Palestinian Medic in West Bankhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/War-Crime-Israeli-Forces-Kill-18-year-old-Palestinian-Medic-in-West-Bank-20190327-0017.html – “Shahid Muzher was shot in the abdomen by the Israeli occupying forces after a raid in a refugee camp. He later died on the operating table at the Beit Jala Hospital. He was wearing a medic vest when the Israeli occupied forces opened fire, shooting indiscriminately… Muzher was trying to save the injured protesters in the Dheisheh refugee camp after local Palestinian search rescue services were called… Palestinian Authority Health Minister Jawad Awwad condemned the killing of the teenager who served as a volunteer medic… Awwad said the ‘occupation’s killing of a volunteer medic by shooting him in the stomach is a war crime.’ ”

Rockland County NY Becomes America’s First Vaccine Police State – Bans Unvaccinated Children from Public Places – Health Dept. Goes Door to Door – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/breaking-rockland-county-ny-becomes-americas-first-vaccine-police-state-bans-unvaccinated-children-from-public-places-health-dept-goes-door-to-door/ – “Rockland County Executive Ed Day held a press conference earlier today to announce that he had declared a “state of emergency” regarding the New York state county’s 153 cases of measles over a 6-month period, and placed  a ban on all children under the age of 18 from appearing in any public area, which includes schools, malls and places of worship… Mr. Day said that this was the “first such effort of this kind nationally.”.. The emergency ban is clearly targeted towards parents of unvaccinated children, as Mr. Day stated… Mr. Day tried to downplay fears of police checkpoints and random checks for vaccination status, but he also stated that any parent found to be not in compliance with the emergency order would be referred to the district attorney’s office for possible prosecution.” – Question: Will parents of child out of “compliance” be refered to New York’s “child protection services?” – Continuing:When confronted with more specific questions about the MMR vaccine, such as one person who asked if the MMR vaccine was for the correct strain of measles currently being found in the community, Mr. Day chose to criticize those who had suffered from vaccine injuries, claiming a higher moral ground for “the greater good” of society: ‘If you are going to People Magazine, and Jenny McCarthy for your medical advice, then you need to start re-examining your life… There’s risk in everything… Could there have been a child or a few children who have been compromised by a vaccination? Of course there could be… But there’s something called ‘The Greater Good’ here. Society has to come to an understanding at some point, that we have a responsibility to the greater good of the community.” (emphasis added)

From the When-In-Doubt-Double-Down Desk: Jews Must Never Be Afraid to Use Their Well-Earned Power – by Alan M. Dershowitz – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13960/dershowitz-jews-power – “When I hear that Jews are too powerful, my response is, we are not powerful enough. When I hear that AIPAC is too influential a lobby, I say it must become even more influential. When I hear that Jews contribute too much money to support pro-Israel causes, I say we must contribute more. When I hear that Jews control the media, I ask “Why is so much of the media so anti-Israel?” When I hear that Jews have too much influence on the outcome of elections, I say we need to increase our influence. We aren’t doing enough. We must do more.”

Bombshell Lawsuit Claims FBI Knowingly Hid Evidence from Congress of Explosives Used on 9/11 – The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has filed a joint federal lawsuit citing that the FBI knowingly failed to turn over key evidence of the use of pre-placed explosives in World Trade Centers 1,2, and 7 – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/fbi-lawsuit-key-evidence-explosives/ – “The complaint cites the failure of the FBI and its 9/11 Review Commission to assess key 9/11-related evidence that the FBI can be shown to have had, or been aware of, regarding: 1) the use of pre-placed explosives to destroy World Trade Center Buildings, 1, 2, and 7; 2) the arrest and investigation of the “High Fivers” observed photographing and celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11; 3) terrorist financing related the reported Saudi support for the 9/11 hijackers; 4) recovered plane parts, including serial numbers from all three crash locations; 5) video from cameras mounted inside and outside the Pentagon; and 6) cell phone communications from passengers aboard airplanes.”

Venezuela Plunged Into Second Blackout Within 20 Days Of The Firsthttps://southfront.org/venezuela-plunged-into-second-blackout-within-20-days-of-the-first/ – “Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said that all teams are working on site to restore power as quickly as possible. He also announced that work and school are suspended throughout the country on March 26th… The blackout was, once again, blamed on an attack on the infrastructure… ‘We have experienced a new attack to the transmission and charging center of the National Electric System, aimed to take out the machines of the Simon Bolívar Hydroelectric Power Plant located in Guri’, explained Rodriguez… (Juan Guaido tweeted): ‘57% of Venezuela without power. The regime uses these moments to disinform and generate anxiety. We transmit only verified information and official sources. At this time, at least 17 states affected by a new blackout.’.. It would also appear that some Venezuelans listened to Guaido’s previous calls for looting and rioting:.. In Venezuela’s oil capital – Maracaibo, there was heavy looting and violence… As reported by the Guardian, many ‘describe the mayhem in psychiatric terms: a collective breakdown that shocked this lakeside city to its core and offered a terrifying glimpse of Venezuela’s possible future as it sinks deeper into economic, political and social decline.’.. The looting began 3 days after the first blackout began, on March 10th. But it became much worse on March 25th… US Senator Marco Rubio also used the chance to accuse the Maduro government of misconduct after the second blackout.”

The Great Fraud of National Zionism – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-great-fraud-of-national-zionism/ – “21st-century western values are not your grandfather values for sure! – Here we need to come back to 9/11 and the invasion of Europe by an immense flow of refugees. These are just two instances in which the people in the West felt directly attacked and whether 9/11 was a false flag or not, or whether the Empire triggered the refugee crisis by militarily attacking the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (that was the official name of Libya) is irrelevant… What matters is that the people in the West felt attacked by a vicious and most dangerous enemy: Islam… There were other, no less significant “attacks” on the very core of Western identity. For example, I don’t believe that the term “cultural Marxism” makes any sense at all, but it does describe a real phenomenon. Ditto for the profusion of pushy and even aggressive “minorities” of all kinds who demanded not only equal rights but even special privileges. In the legacy Ziomedia, we saw an apparently never-ending hunting season against Whites, against men, against heterosexuals, against Anglos, and against Christians. Needless to say, the attack on White Anglo-Saxon Christian heterosexual males was (and still is) relentless. A majority of people in the West were told that they are guilty of this or that historical injustice or crime, that their traditions and beliefs were evil and that they out to be ashamed of their identity on all levels… …If the election of Trump was a huge slap in the face of the Neocons, the reaction of the Neocons to this event was a massive slap in the face of the American people. What began with Hillary’s “basket of deplorables” soon turned into a long list of ridiculous accusations (including, my personal favorites: Ron Paul is a “Putin’s best friend,” Rand Paul a “Russian stooge” and Tulsi Gabbard a “Putin puppet“)… Frankly, this kind of constant bashing of everything traditional is nothing else but a type of mental rape of the western cultural identity. A reaction to this kind of onslaught was inevitable. The only question was which form it would take… Understanding National Zionism – a primer – It took the form of what the French philosopher Alain Soral called “National Zionism.” Here is how Soral explains this ideology:.. …I am personally convinced that the entire Alt-Right movement has been created by the US deep state and that it is still run by it. The purpose of the Alt-Right and the National Front is to offer a nationalistic and pseudo-Christian alternative to any kind of real traditionalism or any kind of real Christianity. On the rank and file level you will find a lot of anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist and even anti-Jewish sentiments amongst Alt-Righters and National Fronters, but on the leadership level, it is wall to wall Zionist. To get a feel for this Zionist (pseudo-)patriotism just take a look at these propaganda images: ” – (Underlined emphasis added)

US-led Genocidal War and Destruction of Socialism: 20 Years after the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia – by Prof. John McMurtry and Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-led-genocidal-war-and-destruction-of-socialism-20-years-after-the-nato-bombing-of-yugoslavia/5672520 – ” ‘The new ‘Constitution’ included as an Appendix to the Dayton Accords handed the reins of economic policy over to the Bretton Woods institutions and the London based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The IMF was empowered to appoint the first governor of the Bosnian Central Bank, who, like the High Representative, ‘shall not be a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina or a neighboring State. … it may not extend credit by creating money, operating in this respect as a currency board.’.. “While the Central Bank was in IMF custody, the London-based EBRD heads the Commission on Public Corporations, which supervises since 1996, operations of all public sector enterprises in Bosnia, including energy, water, postal services, telecommunications, and transportation. The EBRD president appoints the commission chair and is in charge of public sector restructuring, i.e., the sell-off of state- and socially-owned assets and the procurement of long-term investment funds. Western creditors explicitly created the EBRD ‘to give a distinctively political dimension to lending.’.. ‘The US had earlier joined Belgrade’s other international creditors in imposing a first round of macroeconomics reform in 1980, shortly before the death of Marshall Tito. That initial round of restructuring set the pattern… ‘Secessionist tendencies feeding on social and ethnic divisions, gained impetus precisely during a period of brutal impoverishment of the Yugoslav population. The economic reforms “wreaked economic and political havoc… Slower growth, the accumulation of foreign debt and especially the cost of servicing it as well as devaluation led to a fall in the standard of living of the average Yugoslav… The economic crisis threatened political stability … it also threatened to aggravate simmering ethnic tensions’.”

Secret Torture Sites, Assassinations, Political Fraud, MH17 Tragedy And Other Realities Of Modern Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/secret-torture-sites-assassinations-political-fraud-mh17-tragedy-and-other-realities-of-modern-ukraine/ – “On March 25, Vasily Prozorov, an officer of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), who had fled to Russia, held a press conference in Moscow. He revealed facts and documents regarding secret torture sites, examples of political fraud, the MH17 tragedy and other key realities of the modern Ukraine… According to the ex-SBU officer, the Ukrainian government has established a network of secret torture sites in the area of the so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the eastern part of the country. One of them is located near Mariupol military airport… He also spoke about the series of assasinations of prominent commanders of local resistance forces in the region of Donbass. He said that the SBU was behind the assassination of commanders and leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR)… The ex-officer said that the SBU is fully under control of incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and is preparing for vote rigging at the March 31 presidential election… ‘I want to draw your attention that the e-voting system Vybory is fully under control of the SBU’s department for computer and information security,’ Prozorov said.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 3/18/19

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US policy failure reopens Iraqi-Syrian borders and the Iran-Beirut road – by Elijah J Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2019/03/21/us-policy-failure-reopens-iraqi-syrian-borders-and-the-iran-beirut-road/ – “Thanks to the US move, Iran can now send all needed support and resume commerce with Syria, at a time when Israel has been bombing Damascus airport to try and slow down the re-supply of the Syrian army with precision missiles and other military equipment needed to rebuild the Army’s defence force. With the opening of a new border crossing between Iraq and Syria, the US occupation of the al-Tanf crossing becomes less significant. If the US tries to pressure Iraq to stop its commerce with Iran or Syria, Baghdad will ask for the departure of Trump’s forces from Mesopotamia.”

After Multiple Reports About New Zealanders Turning In Guns, Guess How Many Actually Did It? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/after-multiple-reports-about-new-zealanders-turning-guns-guess-how-many-actually – “Following reports that a flood of New Zealand gun owners have been voluntarily surrending their firearms in the wake of last Friday’s Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead, the numbers are in on how many Kiwis actually handed over their weapons.”

Keynote Address from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr (18 min) – He’s “super-excited” to be talking about 5G!

The Mueller Report Is In. They Were Wrong. We Were Right.– by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/03/22/the-mueller-report-is-in-they-were-wrong-we-were-right/ – ” It has been obvious from the very beginning that the Maddow Muppets were being sold a lie. In 2017 I wrote an article titled “How We Can Be Certain That Mueller Won’t Prove Trump-Russia Collusion“, saying that Mueller would continue finding evidence of corruption “since  corruption is to DC insiders as water is to fish”, but he will not find evidence of collusion. If you care to take a scroll through the angry comments on that article, just on Medium alone, you will see a frozen snapshot of what the expectations were from mainstream liberals at the time. They had swallowed the Russiagate narrative hook, line and sinker, and they believed that the Mueller investigation was going to vindicate them. It did not.”

France To Deploy Military Against Next Round Of Yellow Vest Protests – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/french-military-counter-terror-forces-deployed-ahead-next-yellow-vest-protest – “In an effort to clamp down on the unraveling security situation, which has lately seen banks and residential buildings torched, and luxury stores and restaurants vandalized and destroyed, the French authorities have announced the deployment of anti-terrorism military forces in order to protect and secure public buildings… Following the worsening protest situation of the past weekend (after a brief lull at the end of President Macron’s failed ‘great debate’ initiative which pushed town halls to air grievances), which nearly turned deadly for random civilians caught in the mayhem of rioters clashing with police, the government will redirect counter-terror troops from Opération Sentinelle to focus on Yellow Vest related threats… Opération Sentinelle began after the January 2015 Île-de-France attacks (the series of al-Qaeda linked terrorist acts that began with the Charlie Hebdo shooting) and resulted in some 10,000 soldiers and 4,700 police and gendarmes deployed at sensitive sites and public buildings across the country.” Comment: Photo and Video evidence shows that the violence and rioting at or around the Yellow Vest demonstrations is being done not by the Yellow Vests, but by men dressed in black clothing. Throughout these demonstrations, the police and Gendarmes have consistently attacked and arrested the Yellow Vests while leaving those wearing black (the Black Bloc, who have often been outed as including members of police forces) to go about damaging property. The “Gendarmes” are the men-at-arms, or military police, so the military have already been present at Yellow Vest events. Things are moving in a dangerous (and disembling) direction.

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’ – The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition “to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs” – by Max Blumenthal – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/03/11/us-regime-change-blueprint-proposed-venezuelan-electricity-blackouts-as-watershed-event-for-galvanizing-public-unrest/ – “A leaked email from a Stratfor staffer noted that after they ousted Milosevic, ‘the kids who ran OTPOR grew up, got suits and designed CANVAS… or in other words a ‘export-a-revolution’ group that sowed the seeds for a NUMBER of color revolutions. They are still hooked into U.S. funding and basically go around the world trying to topple dictators and autocratic governments (ones that U.S. does not like).’.. Stratfor subsequently revealed that CANVAS “turned its attention to Venezuela” in 2005, after training opposition movements that led pro-NATO regime change operations across Eastern Europe… In September 2010, as Venezuela headed for a parliamentary election, CANVAS produced a series of memos outlining the plans they had hatched with “non-formal actors” like Guaido and his cadre of student activists to bring down Chavez. ‘This is the first opportunity for the opposition to get back into a position of power,’ Popovic wrote at the time.”

From the It-Just-Gets-Weirder Desk: Cops Shoot Teachers ‘Execution-Style’ With Pellet Guns in Insane School Shooting Drill – Teachers testified that they left the training with welts, bruises and abrasions as a result of being shot with the pellet guns in a somewhat overzealous attempt at realism – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/teacher-shot-pellet-guns-execution-style/ – “The teachers were taken into a room, four at a time, at which point they were shot, without any prior warning. They were also told not to warn any of their colleagues when they left the room.”

Oil profits grease Trump administration’s move to recognize Israeli annexation of Golan – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.rt.com/op-ed/454231-golan-heights-oil-recognise/ – “The Trump administration, however, seems to be edging towards a landmark shift in US policy, which would officially recognize the Golan as part of Israel. A senior White House official was quoted last week as denying there was a change in US policy regarding the disputed territory. But several signs suggest otherwise… When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his first visit with newly elected President Trump in the White House in February 2017, top of the agenda for their discussions was for the US to reciprocate long-held demands by Israel for Washington to assent to its annexation of the Golan… Last year, Israel’s Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Reuters in an exclusive interview that he was confident the Trump administration was ready to make a declaration on Golan in his country’s favor. ‘I reckon there is great ripeness and a high probability this will happen,’ said Katz, adding that the move would be within the “next year.” His interview with Reuters was in May, some 10 months ago.”

From the If-You-Only-Read-One-Article-This-Week Desk: Who’s Behind The 5G Cull Of Humanity? – by Dean Henderson – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/whos-behind-the-5g-cull-of-humanity/ – “In 1999, HP scientist Richard P. Walker was granted a patent for what would become known as the internet of everything, now better known as 5G. Walker and the rest of his Silicon Valley colleagues had been fed military technology by Lockheed Martin and IBM… HP spun off Agilent Technologies that same year as the vehicle through which the Walker patent would come to fruition. All ensuing patents pertaining to 5G would be mysteriously absorbed by Agilent, whether in the areas of surveillance, cybernetics, genetic engineering, human microchipping, or “wet works”… The corporation pushing Walker’s Agilent patent forward is SERCO, a powerful British company close to Lockheed Martin, GE and BAE.  The first and last are the two biggest defense contractors in the world. All four are part of Crown Agents USA Inc. The golden share in SERCO is controlled through British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) by Queen Elizabeth II.” – Comment: I sure hope the Alliance is on top of this one.

Ole Dammegard & Alfred Lambremont Webre ask you to question the Christchurch event (1hr 40min)

The Israeli “Defense” Force arrests a 9 year old boy from school with his backpack still on. (12 min)

“The Greater Good” (Award Winning) Documentary Film Pulled by Amazonhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/03/the-greater-good-documentary-film-pulled-by-amazon/ – “In an article yesterday about the move by Amazon and other social media platforms like Facebook and Google to remove or restrict content in response to similar letters from Rep. Schiff, CBS News asked the question, ‘[W]here is the line between protecting a community and censoring it?’.. Leslie Manookian, producer of “The Greater Good,” responded,’We’re slipping ever closer to tyranny and these tech companies are the ones who are really driving the bus. We have not heard a word from Amazon, we’ve never heard a word from Facebook, never heard a word from YouTube, never heard a word from Google or any of these giant tech companies who are systematically censoring us.’.. The CBS News article noted, ‘Despite contacting tech companies about it, Rep. Schiff said he does not think it’s the government’s role to tell companies they can’t publish certain content.’ Rep. Schiff was quoted as saying, ‘There is a First Amendment right to say whatever you will.’.. CBS News reporter Tony Dokoupil followed up by asking Schiff the question, ‘But then why try to discourage tech companies from offering this free speech?’ ”

16 years ago today, I was watching the Iraq Shock & Awe bombing campaign after having interviewed Weapons Inspectors who told us that there were NO WMDs in Iraq… – by David DeGraw – https://www.facebook.com/ddegraw/posts/10219051942076417 – “No one wants to have their tax dollars stolen. No one wants to have their water supply contaminated. No one wants to eat toxic food. No one wants to pay twice as much for healthcare than any other nation pays… The corrupt global imperial elite interests who are robbing our tax dollars and our nation’s wealth, they don’t care what your political perspective or ideological viewpoint is. It’s not like they are only stealing tax dollars and wealth from liberals and not conservatives. It’s not like they distinguish between looting the wealth of conservatives or liberals, the old or the young, women or men. Global Imperialists don’t discriminate in any way, they will rob anyone and everyone.

Sterling Slides After UK Speaker Unexpectedly Blocks May’s Unaltered Deal Vote – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/sterling-slides-uk-speaker-blocks-mays-unaltered-deal-vote – “Presumably, this means May will have to alter her Meaningful Vote – in a way that satisfies Bercow’s discretion – which means, however, that any changes will have to be run by her EU counterparts (or overlords)… and will inevitably delay this portion of the process… As The FT reports, Mr Bercow said that the second so-called meaningful vote had cleared this hurdle because of additional legal reassurances published by the EU and the UK. However, Downing Street now says that no further negotiations are expected imminently, making it hard to clear before the third meaningful vote.”

Re-Targeting Cuba: Why Title III of U.S. Helms-Burton Act will be a Horror Show – by W. T. Whitney –  https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/20/re-targeting-cuba-why-title-iii-of-u-s-helms-burton-act-will-be-a-horror-show/ – “Cuban Journalist Lázaro Barredo, formerly editor of Granma, summarizes“Helms Burton literally has no precedents in the legal history of the United States. [It] constitutes an attack on sovereignty within the international community [and] represents political terrorism.” Helms Burton would “extend U.S. jurisdiction to other countries in an extraterritorial manner with the perverse intention of frightening, scaring, blackmailing, or dissuading persons interested in investing in Cuba.” We see a decision “to repossess the island, annex it, and move it toward total subordination to the United States.”

Land & sea sections of natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey connectedhttps://www.rt.com/business/454195-turkish-stream-pipeline-connected/

US Duplicity over Golan Demolishes Posturing on Crimea – by Finnian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/19/us-duplicity-over-golan-demolishes-posturing-on-crimea.html – “In any case, there is scant comparison between the Golan Heights and Crimea, save, that is, for the latest hypocrisy in Washington. While Crimea and its people are arguably historically part of Russia, the Golan Heights are indisputably a sovereign part of Syria which was forcibly annexed by Israeli military occupation… The illegality of Israel’s occupation of Golan is a matter of record under international law as stipulated in UNSC Resolution 497… There is no such international mandate concerning Crimea. Claims of Russia’s “annexation” are simply a matter of dubious political assertion made by Washington and its European allies.”

“Guaido Is The Most-Hated Man In Venezuela” – On-The-Ground In Caracas Versus The Media Spectacle – by Paul Cochrane – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/guaido-most-hated-man-venezuela-ground-caracas-versus-media-spectacle – “PC: What about the power cuts that have plagued the country?… CG: During blackouts, people told stories, played music, or went out and talked on the streets. It was a paradise, no TVs, smartphones, but real human contact. People cook together. During the day they’re playing board games, dominoes, and kids are having fun. People with kids are possibly more stressed, especially if you live in a tower block, as if you’ve no electricity, you’ve no water. That is why the US hit the electricity grid as it means no water in Caracas – a city of 10 million people. Luckily there are wells with clean water around the city, so people queue up to get it… PC: So there was a real discrepancy between the image you were given of Venezuela and the reality?.. AG: Sure, there are queues for oil, but people are not dying of starvation and, as I said, poverty is no where near what it is like in Brazil. I wouldn’t say a harsh dictatorship, people were open, and criticized the government, and the US, but also Chavez and Maduro. The Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) have admitted they had made bad economic decisions. I thought it would be more repressive, and it wasn’t. People were not fearful about speaking out. I think Venezuelans blame the Americans for the situation more than Maduro.”

NZ Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/nz-police-happened-to-be-in-a-training-session-when-mosque-shooting-began.html – “According to the NY Times: ‘The police said a special armed tactical unit arrived at Al Noor Mosque four minutes after the first officers, or 10 minutes after the initial emergency call… Mr. Cahill said it normally would have taken longer, with team members summoned to a police station to suit up. On Friday, though, they happened to be in a training session in the city center and wearing their gear, he said… “Any police force in the world — to get to the scene in six minutes, a specialist team there in 10 — that would be a success,” Mr. Cahill said.’.. Police in New Zealand don’t typically carry firearms, much less dress in tactical gear, so officers holding a drill with all their tactical equipment and weapons at the ready was a helpful coincidence indeed.”

Russian Foreign Ministry’s Comment On “Fifth Anniversary Of Crimea’s Reunification With Russia”https://southfront.org/russian-foreign-ministrys-comment-on-fifth-anniversary-of-crimeas-reunification-with-russia/

The Most SECRET/ILLEGAL Prison in America! Guess Who’s in There! (hint: Schaeffer Cox – 26 min)

Song – The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox – Jordan Page (4 min)

The climate strikers should inspire us all to act at the next UN summit – by António Guterres (UN Secretary General) – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/15/climate-strikers-urgency-un-summit-world-leaders – “My generation has failed to respond properly to the dramatic challenge of climate change. This is deeply felt by young people. No wonder they are angry… ‘Think we should be at school? Today’s climate strike is the biggest lesson of all’ -Greta Thunberg, Anna Taylor and others.. Despite years of talk, global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is the highest it has been in 3m years. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3-4°C in the last 50 years. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security… Thankfully, we have the Paris agreement – a visionary, viable, forward-looking policy framework that sets out exactly what needs to be done to stop climate disruption and reverse its impact. But the agreement itself is meaningless without ambitious action… That is why I am bringing world leaders together at a climate action summit later this year…” (emphasis added)

Brazil’s far-right leader visits Washington – Jair Bolsonaro’s itinerary includes meeting US President Donald Trump to discuss the Venezuela crisis – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/brazils-far-right-leader-visits-washington/

Beijing home prices fall 10% over two years – Government to continue efforts to keep land prices, home prices and market expectations stable – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/beijing-home-prices-fall-10-over-two-years/ – “Beijing has witnessed a notable drop in home prices and sales volume over the two years after the city announced property buying curbs on March 17, 2017… Beijing’s new home sales volume dropped to 50,843 units, compares with 92,281 units for March 18, 2015 to March 17, 2017, while second-hand home sales volume fell by about 50%, the Securities Times reported… The average selling price for second-hand homes was 59,898 yuan (US$ 8,920) per square meter in February 2019, down 11.3% from the level seen in March 2017, it said.” – (emphasis added)

The EU ‘Reichstaat’ in Systemic Disarray: A ‘Long War’ Portends – by Alastair Crooke – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/18/eu-reichstaat-systemic-disarray-long-war-portends.html – “Brexit is viewed by some as an ‘outlier’ to EU disorders — that it simply reflects British insularity, and may be disregarded. But they would be wrong. It is one fraught episode to what is set to be a ‘long war’. The next chapters are already clear: Les Gillets Jaunes in France, La Lega in Italy, the AfD in Germany, the May MEP elections, the Visegrad group, Vox in Spain, etc. etc. Brexit merely is the canary in the mine shaft, warning of coming danger. The counter-revolutionaries (as in Britain) are determined to crush all insurrection: It will be highly fraught.”

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 28, 2018 (video w/transcript) – http://www.mid.ru/en/press_service/video/-/asset_publisher/i6t41cq3VWP6/content/id/3359296

Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, Addresses UN 73rd General Assembly (15 min), Sept. 28, 2018

The Quantum Internet Approaches: ● An entanglement-based wavelength-multiplexed quantum communication network has been demonstrated. It can operate alongside classical communications in the same telecommunication fibre. ● Sören Wengerowsky’s team at the University of Vienna has come up with a fully-connected quantum network architecture in which a single entangled photon source distributes quantum states to many users while minimizing the resources required for each. And it does this without sacrificing security or functionality relative to two-party communication schemes. ● The Vienna team used a single source of bipartite polarization entanglement, which was multiplexed into 12 wavelength channels. Six states were then distributed between four users in a fully-connected graph using only one fibre and one polarization analysis module per user. ● Because no adaptations of the entanglement source are required to add users, the network can readily be scaled to a large number of users without requiring trust in the provider of the source. ● This is new. Unlike previous attempts at multi-user networks, which have been based on active optical switches and are therefore limited to some duty cycle, the Vienna team’s implementation is fully passive and thus has the potential for unprecedented quantum communication speeds. ● This quantum network architecture is secure from eavesdropping or surveillance intrusion. Any attempt at hacking would disturb the fragile quantum state of the network and thus reveal the hacker’s presence to the network’s users. The users could then abandon the channel and use another one. The users in Wengerowsky’s network prototype had three channels each. The private lines used eliminated the need for communications to pass through trusted nodes or a central hub. And the whole network is passive optics. It can be operated through standard telecomms equipment…
Original paper here (12.12.18).

Florida Wants to Track Vaccination Status of All its Citizens with Proposed New Law – from National Vaccine Information Center – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/florida-wants-to-track-vaccination-status-of-all-its-citizens-with-proposed-new-law/ – Permanent tracking against consent or being labeled by the state in a government database as a vaccine tracking refuser sounds a lot like government intrusion into their private life… While vaccine tracking systems are sometimes used to harass or penalize law abiding citizens who do not get every single vaccine on the CDC recommended schedule, or to punish providers who don’t coerce all their patients into vaccinating, the opposition to this bill is not about whether or not someone wants a vaccine, it is about the right to keep your private records actually private free from unwarranted surveillance and it is about what is appropriate behavior by a state agency to not trample those rights.”

My most important post. Ever. Children to Remake the World

The shape of the new Grand Initiative to remake the global economy (after the collapse of “Capitalism”) to continue the extraction of value and resources from the human population and the Earth emerges. – It is based on tropes of Ecology® and Oppression by “Ruling Elites,” though it comes from the “elite” controllers themselves. I think the series of 6 articles linked below puts it all together. This lets us know what we are immediately up against, and what we need to contend with if we’re to save the legacy of human culture (and the planet) through the next century.  –Bruce

The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex [ACT I] – by Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer – http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/01/17/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-political-economy-of-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/

Also watch this video from James Corbett where I found the link to this fantastic research: Mother Nature Demands Child Sacrifice – #PropagandaWatch – from The Corbett Report (video and comprehensive show notes – 24min): https://www.corbettreport.com/mother-nature-demands-child-sacrifice-propagandawatch/

Further Research: I suspect that the Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg series is styled upon a similar, but more extensive, series written from 2013 to 2017 (by anonymous), McKibben’s Divestment Tour – Brought to You by Wall Street [Part I of an Investigative Report]http://www.theartofannihilation.com/mckibbens-divestment-tour-brought-to-you-by-wall-street/

Web Research Links for the Week of 3/11/19

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.

Statement By Russian Deputy Foreign Minister At Conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”https://southfront.org/statement-by-russian-deputy-foreign-minister-at-conference-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region/ – “When talking about the support of Syria, first of all, I would like to emphasize the main point: Russia strongly and firmly supports the restoration of sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. During all these years we have confirmed this principle position by concrete deeds. We are also convinced on the lack of alternatives to the political settlement of the Syrian crises within the framework of Syrian-led and Syrian-owned, UN-facilitated process in line with the UN Security Council resolution 2254 and in full respect of the principles of the UN Charter. In this regard, it is regrettable that the delegation of the Syrian government, full-fledged representative of its country to the UN, is not present at this important meeting, that contradicts the universally recognized provisions of the international law on the imperative to interact with legitimate authorities of the country.” (emphasis added) Comment: Syria was not permitted to attend this International Conference on their future.

Yellow Vests & police clash in Paris as Macron’s ‘great debate’ ends (VIDEO) – https://www.rt.com/news/453989-paris-yellow-vest-protests/ – “Clashes between Yellow Vest demonstrators and police broke out as rallies intensified on the 18th consecutive weekend of protests. President Emmanuel Macron’s “grand debate” aimed at pacifying the protests ended on Friday… Saturday’s rally saw thousands of people flooding the streets of downtown Paris, with many wearing black balaclavas and holding French flags… Violence erupted on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, where protesters congregated to take part in the weekly march which began in November… Video taken at the scene shows cafes and shops with smashed windows and broken furniture, as police stand guard in the street. The Yellow Vests have been quick to distance themselves from looters, claiming that the vandalism is carried out by a radical minority…’From 7,000 to 8,000 people are currently rallying in Paris, and out of them around 1,500 people are ultraviolent, and they have come to destroy and to attack,’ French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told broadcaster BFMTV. The Interior Ministry later upped the turnout to 10,000 protesters in Paris and 14,500 nationwide.” (emphasis added) – Comment: All the (unofficial) spokespeople from the Yellow Vests (Gillets Jaunes) have consistently said that demonstrations are to be peaceful. The ones using violence are NOT wearing yellow vests, but are dressed in black and masked, i.e. Black Block. The government announced early in the demonstrations that masks won’t be permitted. But the Gendarmes do not arrest or attack the Black Block rioters, going around them to attack (with many maimed for life) and arrest the Yellow Vests. Many people reporting on the Yellow Vest demos suggest that police may be among the Black Block agents provocateurs.

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video; Web Hosts Warned, ‘Dissenter’ Banned – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned – “New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. Corporations (such as web hosts) face an additional $200,000 ($137,000 US) fine under the same law… Terrorist Brenton Tarrant used Facebook Live to broadcast the first 17 minutes of his attack on the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Friday – the first of two mosque attacks which left 50 dead and 50 injured… Copies of Tarrant’s livestream, along with his lengthy manifesto, began to rapidly circulate on various file hosting sites following the attack, which as we noted Friday – were quickly scrubbed from mainstream platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Scribd. YouTube has gone so far as to intentionally disable search filters so that people cannot find Christchurch shooting materials – including footage of suspected multiple shooters as well as the arrest of Tarrant and other suspects… Along with the censorship of online materials and investigation of content sharing platforms such as BitChute and 8chan – where the shooter posted a link to the livestream of his attack, social discussion service Dissenter has been blocked in New Zealand. Created by the people behind Twitter competitor Gab.ai – Dissenter is a browser extension which pops up a third-party comments section for any website where people can discuss content outside of the control of the website owner… On Saturday, Gab’s official accounts (@gab and @getongab) reported that “New Zealand ISPs have banned dissenter.com until it is “censorship compliant.”

San Diego Has Been Turned Into A Massive Chinese-Style Public Surveillance Network – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/san-diego-has-been-turned-into-a-massive-chinese-style-public-surveillance-network.html – “Last year, BriefCam announced a “breakthrough” in real-time facial recognition surveillance… Robust multi-camera search capabilities identify men, women, children and vehicles with speed and precision, using 25 classes and attributes, face recognition, appearance similarity, color, size, speed, path, direction, and dwell time… According to another article, the City of San Diego is using GE’s CityIQ streetlights to listen to everyone… In 2017, civil rights advocates sent a letter to the mayor and city council asking the city not to install GE’s streetlights: Devices capable of monitoring and recording residents invade privacy, chill free speech, and disparately impact communities of color… But as the article revealed, San Diego ignored the public’s concerns and secretly installed 3200 spying GE streetlights.”

Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate (59 min) – by Truthstream Media

Sorry, Ilhan, Jews HAVE Hypnotized the World – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/sorry-ilhan-jews-have-hypnotized-the-world/ – “An intergenerational Jewish tribal elite has spent the past 2500 years perfecting ways to bypass the rational faculties of their victims (the first of whom are non-elite Jews) while inculcating irrational beliefs and behaviors that bring wealth and power to that same elite. Many of their control techniques are reminiscent of hypnotism… Laurent Guyénot’s magisterial From Yahweh to Zion “unveils the process by which Yahweh, through the voices of his priests, prophets, and scribes (the ‘cognitive elite’) shaped the vision and collective psychology of his chosen people” (p.18). That voice of the Jewish cognitive elite, masquerading as the voice of God, wielded the same kind of charismatic, irrational authority over its victims as the voice of the hypnotist wields over his hypnotic subjects.

British Espionage – American Treasonhttps://aim4truth.org/2019/03/14/british-espionage-american-treason/ – “Before reviewing the rest of this post, you might like to listen to Douglas Gabriel and Michael McKibben explain how American traitors worked with British high-ranking attorneys under the Queen’s control to overthrow Donald Trump. This is an international crisis with huge consequences for all citizens of the world. After listening to them, you will find the information on this page relevant in making the case for British espionage and American treason.”

Revolution? Guaido Calls for Venezuelans to Mobilize for ‘Operation Freedom’https://sputniknews.com/latam/201903171073305809-guaido-venezuela-operation-freedom/ – ” ‘After we mobilize the entire country, we will go to Miraflores and reclaim what belongs to the people,’ Guaido told supporters, referring to the presidential palace, as he announced the ‘operation’ in the city of Valencia Saturday, AFP report says… Starting Saturday, Guaido is touring Venezuela accompanied by opposition lawmakers, tasked with the creation of ‘freedom cells’ — organized civilian opposition groups. The opposition announced that it has already set up 50 cells in half of Venezuela’s 23 states… ‘Whatever happens, we must be united, mobilized in the streets,’ Guaido said… According to Guaido’s tweet, Operation Freedom consists of three steps: to create “Freedom and aid” committees “on every street of Venezuela;” to create “labor and sectoral committees” in the public and private sectors and begin preparation of “constitutional forces” within National Armed Forces.”

Guaido Claims Has Control Over Venezuela’s US-Based PDVSA Subsidiaryhttps://sputniknews.com/latam/201903161073301028-guaido-control-pdvsa-subsidiary/ – “The statement comes after the US Department of Treasury on Thursday extended the expiration date of a general license for CITGO, whose 49.9 percent had been pledged by Caracas to Russian energy giant Rosneft as collateral for a $1.5 billion loan back in 2016, and PDV Holding by 18 months. According to the Treasury, the extension would enable CITGO to continue its activities while ‘prohibiting any benefit from flowing back to the illegitimate Maduro regime.’ ”

Montana Legislator Calls for $1K a Day Fines and Jail for CPS Workers who Kidnap Childrenhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/montana-legislator-calls-for-1k-a-day-fines-and-jail-for-cps-workers-who-kidnap-children/ – “Representative Garcia states: ‘Child Protective Services do not protect the kids, they kidnap them.’.. He goes on to explain that CPS workers need a court order to remove children from their home, but routinely do not have court orders, and he wants to start fining them and putting them in jail when they take children out of homes without court orders… Listen to the full interview… Prior to interviewing Representative Garcia, James White interviewed Debbie Westlake from Butte, Montana, as an example of the kind of corruption in child welfare services in Montana… He writes: ‘In summary, Debbie had some medical issues and needed to be hospitalized for a couple weeks… CPS took over and protected her son during her hospital stay. The visitation specialist who returned Debbie’s son, Robert, made advances on Debbie of a sexual nature, which she rebuked and then reported… The worker was subsequently arrested for 4 counts of incest and was sentenced to 80 years in prison… After another 5 hour hospital stay, CPS took (Debbie’s son) Robert and he has not been home since.”

How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Yearhttps://news.bitcoin.com/how-the-worlds-leading-banks-help-launder-2-trillion-a-year/ – ” Financial incumbents and politicians love to invade normal people’s everyday activities and they’d love to know how our funds are being spent right down to the last penny. At the same time, the banking system that they regulate is used to wash trillions each and every year using schemes like shell companies, bogus supply chain invoices, smurfing, and ‘mirror’ trades to hide funds that stem from illegal acts. In the last decade, few notable bankers or financiers have been jailed for financial crimes and money laundering save for Bernie Madoff. Many believe Madoff was only incarcerated because he stole from the banking cartel and shed light on their shady activities.”

Department of INjustice: The Untold Story of Schaeffer Cox (21 min) – Thanks to thomas.michael of the Panterra d’Oro Private Society

Treasury Sanctions Russia over Continued Aggression in Ukrainehttps://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm629 – “Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine.  Today’s action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate separatist government elections in eastern Ukraine.”

‘Change your course!’: Pompeo threatens ICC over US war crimes probehttps://www.rt.com/news/453951-pompeo-icc-visa-revoke/ – “In an effort to threaten everyone into not investigating US or Israeli war crimes in the International Criminal Court, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone involved in such probes will lose their visa and may be sanctioned… The Washington war hawk said that action had to be taken because any investigation into alleged war crimes and torture committed by the United States would be a threat to US rule of law. Visas will be pulled or denied for anyone who has been involved in or even requested an ICC investigation of “any US personnel.”

The Price of US “Protection” Is Skyrocketing. Donald Trump’s “Ransom Money” Exacted from America’s Allies – by Manlio Dinucci – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-protection/5671315 – “President Trump – reveals Bloomberg — is going to present the plan “Cost Plus 50” which includes the following criteria – the allied countries which shelter US forces on their territory will have to cover their total cost, and pay the USA a supplement of 50% in exchange for the “privilege” of housing them and therefore enjoying their “protection”… The plan also requires that the shelter countries pay the salaries of US military personnel and the costs of the management of the aircraft and warships that the United States keep in that country. Italy must therefore pay not only the salaries of approximately 12,000 US military employees based on their territory, but also the management costs for the F-16 fighters and other aircraft deployed by the USA at Aviano and Sigonella. To this must be added the costs of the Sixth Fleet based at Gaeta…” (emphasis added)

EXCLUSIVE: LOCAL AGENDA 21 PLANNING DOCUMENTS FOR THE CASCADIA MEGAREGION. IT’S THE KILL GRID (28 min) – https://youtu.be/iUfmFvpS1kw – “Agenda 21 expert, Gary Gileno, analyzes documents by the Everett City Council in Washington state that intends to implement Draconian regulations that are designed to monitor and control individuals’ every move.  Gileno shows where the document explicitly admits to the intention to modify human behavior. The document shows that the controllers plan to remove people from their cars and replace them with buses, bicycles, scooters and walking. In addition, they are changing land use laws to allow stack ’em-and-pack ’em high rise apartment housing to condense the population and replace single family homes.”

Ben Swann – Reality Check: Questioning Vaccines is a Public Health Threat? (5 min)

Busted: Club Of Rome Reveals Gushing Support For Green New Deal – by Patrick Wood –  http://www.technocracy.news/busted-club-of-rome-reveals-global-elites-gushing-support-for-green-new-deal/ – “The totality of the Green New Deal spectacle in America is precisely in line with the global elite’s plan to force Sustainable Development upon the entire world. In the Club’s statement below, they state “We know the facts. We have the solutions. We just need the political will.” The purpose of Green New Deal movement is specifically to develop the “political will” to implement their “solutions”… The recent tweet that spilled the beans on Club of Rome’s support is pictured (to the left)… The organization sponsoring these youth protests is the Sunrise Movement. Their website states: ‘We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.’ “

Syrian Opposition Summit To Legitimize Al-Qaeda Failed Before Starthttps://southfront.org/syrian-opposition-summit-to-legitimize-al-qaeda-failed-before-start/ – “A planned meeting for the Syrian opposition in the Turkish city of Antioch was cancelled due to “security reasons,” the al-Araby al-Jadeed outlet reported on March 14, citing opposition officials who organized the meeting… Many opposition bodies were invited to the extensive meeting, including the National Syrian Army (NSA), the National Front for Liberation (NFL), the Syrian Higher Negotiation Committee (HNC), the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, The opposition’s delegation to the Astana talks, the Syrian Interim Government and the Syrian Islamic Council (SIC)… The officials didn’t clarify the nature of the “security reasons” which led to the cancellation of the meeting. However, other sources told al-Arabi al-Jadeed that the meeting was canceled because the Turkish-backed National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces and the Syrian Interim Government had refused to attend it.” (emphasis added)

Global Vaccine Market Forecast to Surpass $50 Billion by 2024 – by Patrice La Vigne – https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/03/global-vaccine-market-forecast-to-surpass-50-billion-by-2024/ – “The global vaccine market is forecast to reach $50.9 billion by 2024, according to a new study released by Market Study Report of Selbyville, Delaware. This projection would represent an increase of 30.45 percent over today’s vaccines market, estimated at $35.4 billion, or a compound annual growth rate of about 6.2 percent… The revenue growth is attributed to the development of new technologies which will result in “more and more new types of vaccines” being “popularized” and the “scope of disease prevention” being “enlarged.” China is cited as the fastest growing market for vaccines, due to “positive” government policies and “increasing market awareness.”.. The report breaks down the global vaccines market by product type, including recombinant vaccines, viral vaccines, polysaccharide vaccines and others. It also breaks the market down by application, including cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, live attenuated influenza, tetanus, polio, rabies and others.”

Israel No Longer Occupies Golan Heights, US State Department Indicateshttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201903141073219765-israel-occupation-golan-heights-state-department-report/ – “The recent report, which refers to the “Israeli-controlled” Golan Heights, is likely to win praise from Tel Aviv and draw condemnation from Damascus, which seeks to retake the territory it lost in 1967… The US State Department has dropped references to the Israeli occupation in its 2018 human rights report on Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Gaza.”

North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests – by Choe Sang-Hun – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/world/asia/north-korea-kim-jong-un-nuclear.html – “North Korea threatened on Friday to suspend negotiations with the Trump administration over the North’s nuclear arms program and said its leader, Kim Jong-un, would soon decide whether to resume nuclear and missile tests… Addressing diplomats and foreign correspondents at a news conference in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said that personal relations between Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump were ‘still good and the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful.’.. But she said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, had created an “atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” that thwarted the top leaders’ negotiations in Hanoi last month.”

Venezuela’s Guaido readies to open up oil industry after years of nationalization – by Marianna Parraga – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-energy-law/venezuelas-guaido-readies-to-open-up-oil-industry-after-years-of-nationalization-idUSKBN1QT2HP – “To Guaido, the self-declared interim president seeking to oust President Nicolas Maduro, the proposal is vital to reverse the collapse of the OPEC-member nation’s oil industry… Oil provides 90 percent of Venezuela’s export revenue, and such a move could win Guaido support among foreign energy companies to help finance a desperately-needed rebuilding, after crude production has fallen to a seven-decade low… ‘We need to change the current framework … we need to open up the oil industry to private investment,’ said Ricardo Hausmann, Guaido’s delegate to the Inter-American Development Bank. Speaking at an energy conference in Houston, Hausmann said that PDVSA’s role had to be limited due to its operational and financial weakness.” – Comment: The situation with Venezuela’s PDVSA, which is a junior partner in major projects with Russia’s Rosneft Oil, is unclear. What is clear is that unilateral U.S. sanctions, financial attacks by the corporate connections of the U.S. government, have been directed at sabotaging the operations of PDVSA and several Russian corporations, some of whom have withdrawn from operations in Venezuela. See (●) articles below for some details. You will need to read between the lines. Reuters is owned by the Rothschild conglomerate, whom also have major oil concerns.

Special Report: How Russia sank billions of dollars into Venezuela quicksand – by Christian Lowe & Rinat Sagdiev – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-russia-rosneft-special-repo/special-report-how-russia-sank-billions-of-dollars-into-venezuela-quicksand-idUSKCN1QV1HN

Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA – source – from Reuters – http://www.arabnews.com/node/1453736/business-economy

Russian Interests in Venezuela: A New Cold War? – by Diana Villiers Negroponte – https://www.americasquarterly.org/content/russian-interests-venezuela-new-cold-warfrom June 2018

The Venezuela Crisis: What is Russia’s Role? (video 2hours) – https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-venezuela-crisis-what-russias-roleA 2 hour panel discussion from The Wilson Center, an “official” (congressionally created) think tank, in August 2018. I suspect this is a preliminary convocation of pundits in preparation for the current coup attempt. Quotes from the talks are below the video.

The Crown Cometh – “Count Dankula,” the man who taught his girlfriend’s dog to do a “Nazi salute” as a joke, speaks to state prosecutors about their actions toward him in the context of the 800 pound fine they now demand from him, after they made him unemployable. (5 min)

The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People – from MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-european-unions-mandatory-national-biometric-id-card-will-affect-512-million-people.html – “A European national biometric ID card is all but a certainty… All the EU needs is for 28 ambassadors to say yes, and just like that 512.6 million citizens will be forced to give up their privacy if they want to travel… Today, representatives of the Council Presidency and the European Parliament reached an informal agreement on a regulation to improve the functioning of the European network of immigration liaison officers. It will now be presented to EU ambassadors for confirmation on behalf of the Council.”

FDA Wants to Shut Down Adult Stem Cell Therapy as its Healing Successes are Experienced Around the World – by Paul Fassa – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/fda-wants-to-shut-down-adult-stem-cell-therapy-as-its-healing-powers-are-experienced-around-the-world/ – “Adult stem cell therapy is an autologous treatment method. The stem cells are not lab-created. They are only isolated and purified after extracting them from the patient being treated. Injecting them back into that patient powers up the body’s own healing mechanism to overcome chronic ailments… The FDA didn’t and shouldn’t have anything to do with regulating stem cells from one’s own body. That situation has recently been arbitrarily and suddenly changed… Around 2014, the FDA started tweaking their guidance rules for stem cell therapy with the purpose of getting new rules made into laws through Congress that could be interpreted according to FDA whims and enforced arbitrarily. Their agenda is to consider adult stem cells as FDA-regulated drugs… During our phone conversation, Dr. Comella explained how the FDA ignored testimonies from adult stem cell practitioners during their 2015 public hearings regarding new guideline proposals. Then they arranged to create new rules behind closed door meetings that included pharmaceutical industry allies and insiders… The result was that by 2017, the FDA’s hands-off policy with adult stem cell therapy came to a sudden halt after years of highly successful stem cell practice.”

USA’s Monstrous Debt Time Bomb Just Got Bigger… (w/video 4min) – by Mike Maloney – https://goldsilver.com/blog/usas-monstrous-debt-time-bomb-just-got-bigger/

The groups that could sink Colombia’s dispute with Venezuela into utter chaos – by Jake Kincaid – https://colombiareports.com/the-groups-that-could-sink-colombias-dispute-with-venezuela-into-utter-chaos/ – “Multiple illegal armed groups on the border between Venezuela and Colombia could turn diplomatic tensions between the two countries into armed conflict… Discussions of a conflict involving just Venezuelan, Colombian, and US military forces are drastically oversimplified, as they appear to ignore the unhinged armed groups operating in the area… These groups have the military power to disrupt any organized attempt to resolve the situation in Venezuela through Colombian and/or US intervention.”

US Withdrawas Diplomaitc Staff From Venezuela. Opposition-controlled National Assembly Announces State Of Emergency, ‘Bans’ Crude Oil Exports To Cubahttps://southfront.org/us-withdrawas-diplomaitc-staff-from-venezuela-opposition-controlled-national-assembly-announces-state-of-emergency-bans-crude-oil-exports-to-cuba/ – “In Venezuela, US-Proclaimed President Juan Guaido and the opposition-controlled National Assembly of which he is the speaker made two decisions: 1) The National Assembly announced a state of emergency over the blackouts, proposed by Guaido, using his “constitutional powers as President.”; 2) All crude exports to Cuba, following the collapse of the national electrical grid were suspended. Insurance companies and flag carriers that facilitate these give-away shipments to Cuba are now on notice.”

CIA Is Conspiring With ISIS In Northeastern Syria: Turkish Mediahttps://southfront.org/cia-is-conspiring-with-isis-in-northeastern-syria-turkish-media/ – “The report released on March 11 claimed that the CIA had questioned about 2,000 ISIS members and 140 of them had been provided with fake passports and other needed documents. The terrorists, who had got new names, were transported to Iraq… Yeni Safak also claimed that the CIA had declared the areas of Kesra, Buseira, al-Omar and Suwayr in Deir Ezzor province a military zone and had closed civic movement there. These areas are being used  to question important ISIS members. Some of these terrorists are then moved to “refugee camps” in al-Hol, Rukban and Hasakah. The newspaper also mentioned a special facility created by the CIA in northeastern Syria with the same purpose… Israeli, French and British special services are reportedly involved.(emphasis added)

3,000 ISIS Fighters Surrender To US-Backed Forces In Euphrates Valley As Battle Heats Up (Videos) – https://southfront.org/3000-isis-fighters-surrendered-to-us-backed-forces-in-euphrates-valley-in-last-24-hours-as-battle-heats-up-videos/ – “Despite the surrender of this large number of terrorists, the battle around the last ISIS stronghold north of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani is still ongoing. The SDF press center said that US-led coalition warplanes carried out more than 20 airstrikes on the terrorist group’s positions in the last few hours.” – Comment: The U.S. airstrikes are killing numbers of civilians (over 50 just yesterday) that would be called a massacre in the official state media (MSM) if they were caused by strikes from Syria or Russia. Keep in mind that the “surrendering” ISIS fighters are getting special treatment and being reassigned by the “Coalition” military and intelligence (Including the Israelis).

EU Parliament Calls To Stop Nord Stream 2, Claims Russia Is No More ‘Strategic Partner’https://southfront.org/eu-parliament-calls-to-stop-nord-stream-2-claims-russia-is-no-more-strategic-partner/ – “Furthermore, the document says that the European Parliament will no longer consider Russia a strategic partner: ‘[The EU Parliament] believes <…> that the EU-Russia relationship requires a new framework of cooperation only in those areas that are necessary and in a common interest, and with a view to guaranteeing security in the EU’s neighbourhood and a European peace order; is of the view that the PCA [Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation] should be discontinued,’ the document claims… It’s interesting to note that just recently the US administration revealed plans to spend $500m aid to combat Russian “malign” influence around the world, in particular Europe.  These funds will likely be delivered to US ‘key partners’ involved in combating ‘Russina influence’ In other words, these funds will be spent on further fueling activity of those European powers, which work to undermine the EU-Russian economic, technical and diplomatic cooperation.”

Lies and Crimes, Peace and Democracy – by Mark Taliano – https://www.globalresearch.ca/peace-democracy/5670989 – “Al Qaeda is a scapegoat being used to protect the real culprits who in fact use al Qaeda as “strategic tools/proxies” to destroy non-belligerent countries such as Syria, all in the name of going after ISIS, which are also “strategic tools/proxies”[1]… Enemies of the people need to divert attention away from themselves. All fascist and imperialist ideologies demand this. They also demand racism and they fabricate supremacist ideologies. “We” are better than the “other”, hence, we can destroy the other for our perceived needs, all in the name of additional fabricated lies: “humanitarianism”, “freedom” and “democracy”.”

Grand Jury Filing Over Use of Explosives on 9/11 ‘Names Names’ of Who May Have Blown Up Towers – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/911-bombshell-explosives-names-names/ – “As TFTP reported, a monumental step forward in the relentless pursuit of 9/11 truth took place in December when a United States Attorney agreed to comply with federal law requiring submission to a Special Grand Jury of evidence that explosives were used to bring down the World Trade Centers.  Now, the group behind the submission, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, announced the filing of a “petition supplement” naming persons who may have information related to the use of said explosives… According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the 33-page document contains 15 different categories of persons who may have information material to the investigation, including contractors and security companies that had access to the WTC Towers before 9/11, persons and entities who benefited financially from the WTC demolitions, and persons arrested after being observed celebrating the WTC attacks.”

Trump wants another $8.6bn for border wallhttps://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/trump-wants-another-8-6bn-for-border-wall/ – “The request, which will  be formally unveiled Monday, would far exceed the $5.7 billion the president demanded last year, which led to an impasse that caused a 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government, the longest ever… Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer condemned the move, warning Trump that he would face another legislative defeat… (White House economic adviser Larry) Kudlow told the US television program Fox News Sunday that the new request would likely mean a renewed fight in Congress over wall funding.”

Trump said to tell GOP donors: ‘Democrats hate Jewish people’ – by Eric Cortellessa – https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-said-to-tells-gop-donors-democrats-hate-jewish-people/ – “…the president told Republican National Committee donors that “he didn’t understand how any Jew could vote for a Democrat these days,” according to the Axios news site… Quoting three people who attended the address to a room full of funders at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the report said that Trump also boasted about his popularity in Israel, based off his decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem… If he could run for prime minister of Israel, Trump said, he would be polling at 98 percent… ”

2019 DOJ Report on Vaccine Court Reveals Vaccines Continue to Injure and Kill People: $110 MILLION in Damages Paid Out First Quarter – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/2019-doj-report-on-vaccine-court-reveals-vaccines-continue-to-injure-and-kill-people-110-million-in-damages-paid-out-first-quarter/ – “These quarterly meetings include a report from the Department of Justice (DOJ)  on cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths as mandated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)… The NVICP was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines… Drug manufacturers in the vaccine market can now create as many new vaccines as they desire, with no risk of being sued if their product causes injury or death… This has resulted in a huge increase of vaccines entering the market, and the U.S. government, through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is the largest purchaser of these vaccines, spending in excess of $5 billion taxpayer dollars each year to purchase these vaccines… The CDC’s annual budget of $5 BILLION to purchase vaccines from pharmaceutical companies with American taxpayer funds, and the NVICP law which gives legal immunity to the pharmaceutical industry for injuries and deaths due to vaccines, are facts that are routinely censored and withheld from the public in the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media, as well as in government legislative hearings that seek to mandate vaccines by force.” (emphasis added)

US Stealth War on Venezuela – by Finian Cunningham – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51242.htm – “By crippling the country through cyber attacks on its civilian power supply, Washington can use deception to hide its dirty hands. Better still, it can lay the blame on “mismanagement” by the Maduro government… A conventional military intervention by the Americans would also have mobilized Venezuelans to defend their country from what would be seen by them as imperialist aggression… By contrast, the abstract method of stealth aggression will throw many Venezuelans into doubt about who just is the perpetrator. They may even be convinced by Washington and its orchestrated opposition puppet, and hence blame President Maduro for their latest travails. Stealth war may be hard to discern. Nevertheless, it is still a monstrously criminal act of aggression.’

X22 Report – Dave says that Trump wants 5G / 6G technology to support digital blockchain (arguably surveillance) currency transactions: (timestamped link) – “Trump is moving us into the next economy…  …the next economy will most likely be all blockchain based.”

As Media Freaks Over 159 Measles Cases, Thousands of Kids Sold as Sex Slaves Out of Foster Care – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/as-media-freaks-over-159-measles-cases-thousands-of-kids-sold-as-sex-slaves-out-of-foster-care/ – “While the media is incorrectly referring to the measles outbreak as an epidemic, the epidemic of child sex abuse is very real… The fact is that America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labelled as a conspiracy theorist, fake news, and outlets who report on it will have their organic reach throttled by social media and Google alike… Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many in the mainstream media and the government refuse to see this very real epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States. What’s more, according to the government’s own data, the vast majority of a portion of these trafficked kids are coming from the government system who promises to keep them safe—a horrifying irony indeed. But it appears to be set up this way.”