Web Research Links for the week of 11/23/15:

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Turkey-torches_Russian_JetRussian foreign minister calls plane downing ‘planned provocation’ – by Andrew Roth, Hugh Naylor and Brian Murphy, WashingtonPost.com – “The Kremlin sharpened its accusations Wednesday in the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, as Moscow’s top diplomat called the incident a “planned provocation” that has dealt a major blow to already fragile relations with NATO… But Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also tamped down speculation of a military response by Russia after the jet broke apart in flames along the Turkish-Syrian border. ‘We’re not going to war against Turkey,’ he said after talks with his Turkish counterpart… Still, Russia moved to strengthen its forces in Syria, saying new anti-missile systems would be deployed at an air base less than 20 miles from the Turkish frontier… ‘We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation,’ Lavrov said after discussions with Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu… Stoltenberg-Lying_LiarRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday warned that the “damage will be hard to repair.” Russian officials have raised possible responses such as a ban on Turkish airlines or canceling a proposed gas pipeline between the two countries. ‘We cannot leave what happened without a response,’ added Lavrov… Lavrov said the plane was fired on after ‘making extremely effective strikes on the oil tanker trucks and oil fields.’.. On Russian television, the surviving pilot, Capt. Konstantin Murakhtin, echoed the Russian version of events. Murakhkin claimed that he never left Syrian airspace and did not receive any warnings from the Turkish side… After an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday, the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said intelligence reports confirmed Turkey’s version of events and rejected Russia’s claim that its aircraft was flying over Syria and had not crossed into Turkish airspace… ‘The information we have from other allies is consistent with what we have got from Turkey,’ Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels.” (emph. added)

Russian Defense Ministry Video Proves Su-24 Never Entered Turkish Airspace (w/video)– by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – ” flight data released by Russian Ministry of Defense shows that the Su-24s never entered Turkey, and were attacked while performing legitimate maneuvers over Syria… On Tuesday, Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian Su-24M Fencer bomber. One of the pilots has been confirmed dead by Russian authorities, shot by rebel ground units after ejecting… Russian President Vladimir Putin described the incident as a ‘stab in the back, carried out against us by accomplices of terrorists.’..While authorities in Ankara have insisted that it shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber after the aircraft entered Turkish airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry has released video proving that the plane never left Syrian airspace.”

Konstantin_Murakhtin-Russ_NavigatorTurkish military releases recording of warning to Russian jet – Surviving crew member of downed plane is rescued in 12-hour mission and says there were no warnings – by Shaun Walkerand Kareem Shaheen, TheGuardian.com – “A voice on the Turkish recording can be heard saying “change your heading”. But Konstantin Murakhtin, a navigator who was rescued in a joint operation by Syrian and Russian commandos, told Russian media: ‘There were no warnings, either by radio or visually. There was no contact whatsoever.’.. He also denied entering Turkish airspace. ‘I could see perfectly on the map and on the ground where the border was and where we were. There was no danger of entering Turkey,’ he said… The apparent hardening of both countries’ versions of events came as Russian warplanes carried out heavy raids in Syria’s northern Latakia province, where the plane came down. Tuesday’s incident – the first time a Nato member state has shot down a Russian warplane since the Korean war – risks provoking a clash over the ongoing conflict in Syria, where Russia has intervened… The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, repeated his insistence that the Russian jet was in Turkish airspace when it was shot down and said parts of the wreckage fell into Turkey, injuring two people. Ankara had no wish to escalate the incident and was only defending “our own security and the rights of our brothers” in Syria, he said… In Moscow, a crowd of youths gathered outside the Turkish embassy and threw rocks. Some of the ground-floor windows in the building were broken. Police at the scene did not make arrests, according to witnesses… A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, hit out at the US state department official Mark Toner, who said the Turkmen fighters who shot the Russian airman as he parachuted to the ground could have been acting in self defence. ‘Remember these words, remember them forever. I will never forget them, I promise,’ Zakharova wrote on Facebook.” (emph. added)

White House Gave ISIS 45 Minute Warning Before Bombing Oil Tankers – Why did it take 15 months for the U.S. to target the Islamic State’s oil infrastructure? – by Paul Joseph Watson,PrisonPlanet.com – “While it took the U.S. fifteen months to even begin targeting ISIS’ oil refineries and tankers, air strikes by Moscow destroyed more than 1,000 tankers in a period of just five days… In comparison, Col. Steve Warren said that the U.S. had taken out only 116 tanker trucks, the “first strike” to target ISIS’ lucrative black market oil business, which funds over 50 per cent of the terror group’s activities… U.S. air strikes targeting ISIS oil assets are so rare that PBS was caught using footage of Russian fighter jets bombing an oil storage facility in Syria and passing it off as evidence of the U.S. targeting the Islamic State’s oil infrastructure… U.S. military pilots have also confirmed that they were ordered not to drop 75 per cent of their ordnance on ISIS targets because they could not get clearance from their superiors… $800,000,000 worth of ISIS oil has been sold in Turkey, a supposed U.S. ally. ISIS trucks are routinely allowed to cross back and forth between the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa and Turkey, while the NATO country facilitates black market oil sales on behalf of the terror group… As Nafeez Ahmed documents, a large cache of intelligence recovered from a raid on an ISIS safehouse this summer confirms that ‘direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now ‘undeniable.’ ‘ “

Robert_FordFormer US Ambassador to Syria: Russia Culpable for Paris Attacks Because It Supports Assad – Incredible mental gymnastics by former US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford. Take a bow, sir – by Rudy Panko, Russia-Insider.com – “Former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is skeptical that the Russians are really changing their stance about Assad, and as long as Assad is in place, the armed opposition will not mobilize to fight against the Islamic State… ‘Do you really think the Russians care anything about Paris?’ Ford asks. ‘The way of proving it would be getting rid of Assad. But maybe Putin is like Donald Rumsfeld. You don’t fight the Islamic state with the Syrian leader you want; you fight it with the Syrian leader you have.’.. Just…wow.”

McCain says everyone in the National Security Team recommended arming ISIS

“Smart” apartments are spying on everything we do – from MassPrivatei-blogspot.co.uk –  According to the video, IOTAS’s CEO, Sce Pike claims their surveillance technology allows your home to know you and become your ALLY! If spying on us in our homes is considered our ally then I’ve got a ‘bridge’ to sell you in Arizona.  Fyi, IOTAS is also dba as pluscitizen.comIOTAS partners with property developers and owners, to install apartments with smart outlets, light switches, and motion sensors before they’re rented. The typical IOTAS apartment has about 40 sensors in it!.. Good luck trying to op-out of a “smart” apartment filled with over 40 surveillance devices. Sorry, I meant 40 “smart” sensors. Esource, reveals how truly invasive IOTAS’s “smart” sensors really are…’As it learns about an occupant’s behavior, IOTAS’ mobile app will occasionally make suggestions for new automation programs that users can approve or reject…’  

John Kerry Admits Making “World Order” out of “Chaos” (6 min)

ISIS-Oil_Depot-DestroyedRussians Wipe Out US Protected ISIS -Erdogan Oil Depot – More huge ISIS oil facilities the US, through agreements with Turkey, had protected – by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – “Russian military jets destroyed an ISIL ammunition depot and groups of al-Nusra Front terrorists in Syria, Konashenkov said…’“Outside the town of Al-Qaryatein, in the province of Homs, a Russian Su-24M bomber destroyed a grounded ammo depot. A pinpoint strike by an OFAB-250-270 air bomb explosives detonated, and the depot was totally destroyed.’.. He underscored that outside the town of Zaitan in the province of Idlib a squadron of Su-25 ground attack jets carried out airstrikes against groups of al-Nusra Front militants… ‘The direct hits of Russian air bombs destroyed one tank, two armored vehicles, and three mortar-carrying vehicles. The enemy sustained serious losses in personnel,’ he added… The Russian aviation continued to carry out airstrikes against oil refining facilities of the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria, spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists… ‘On November 24, a Russian Su-34 bomber conducted an airstrike against a motorcade of oil-loading trucks and oil refining and storage facilities near the oil fields in northern and eastern Syria, in the province of Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa,’ he said.”

Russia: ‘No more talk of ‘moderate rebels,’ the gloves are off – Russia says it can prove US backed “moderates” murdered Russian pilot…and America will be held accountable – by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – ” ‘If a strike was delivered at those who conducted an operation against terrorists, how else can the actions of that side by described? As those of accomplices of terrorists – unambiguously, there’s no other variant here,’ Zakharova said…  (She) pointed out Turkey is using all available methods to protect armed criminals… ‘We assume that Ankara does not care for the fate of civilians but is concerned with the future of those whose faces everybody had a chance to see in a footage distributed by the world media after the Turkish Air Force had downed the Russian jet,’ the Russian diplomat went on to say… ‘The people whom Ankara is trying to protect by using all available methods, some of which are criminal, have got nothing to do with peaceful civilians. We are talking about armed cutthroats who shot a Russian pilot and then mocked at his dead body,’ Zakharova stressed… According to the spokeswoman, Russia is expecting statements from Turkey on what Ankara’s attitude is toward people who mocked the body of a killed Russian pilot… ‘If these are not people Ankara protects, then we are expecting relevant denials from Turkey’s official structures,’ Zakharova said. ‘We are expecting explanations.’.. ‘We have all the data to believe that the US State Department has information on who these people are,” she said. ‘We are waiting for corresponding statements from the US State Department. Who, after all, are these people who danced around the body of the Russian pilot?’ she said.

Turkish_Aid_ConvoyTurks Fuming as Russians Obliterate Their WMD Convoy to ISIS – TOW missiles and Sarin gas supplies for al Qaeda and ISIS destroyed, Turkey may demand reparations – by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – “A Turkish convoy, which according to some reports was transporting weapons to terrorist organizations, has been hit by apparent airstrikes in northwestern Syria… Footage released online by the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) shows plumes of smoke from the burning trucks and people running about in panic. At least 20 trucks were engulfed in flames – (Note: Murdered Detroit born Serena Shim was investigating IHH for smuggling Sarin gas when she was killed by Turkish intelligence officers on October 19, 2014 – ed) – The mission, however, wasn’t sponsored or organized by the IHH, the group said. No organization has as yet confirmed that the convoy belonged to them… At least seven people were killed and 10 injured in the incident, according to the Turkish Anadolu agency. The trucks were reportedly heading to the town of Azaz in northwestern Syria… Since the news emerged, media has been furiously speculating about who was behind the attack, what the trucks were transporting, what the convoy’s humanitarian mission was, or maybe it was carrying a more sinister load. One of the aid workers who survived the incident said the trucks had been deliberately targeted, Reuters reported… The nature of the ‘humanitarian aid’ is also in question. Turkish media and the IHH say the trucks were transporting humanitarian aid to refugees in Azaz. However, the Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper cited sources close to the Syrian government saying the convoy was delivering weapons to terrorist organizations.”

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet – by Finian Cunningham, InformationClearingHouse.info – “It is significant that following the incident Turkey immediately called for an emergency NATO summit to confer with the 27 other members of the US-led military alliance. If the shoot-down was simply a random act carried out in the spur of the moment, then why didn’t Ankara get in touch with Moscow to iron things out and express condolences? Instead, as Putin noted, the Turks ran off to NATO without even as much as a call to Moscow… The deadly attack against Russian forces occurred on the same day that French President Francois Hollande met with Barack Obama in Washington to discuss closer military cooperation with Russia in the supposed fight against Islamic State terrorism in Syria… Obama politely, but firmly, rebuffed the French leader’s proposal for a grand coalition that would include Russia. Hollande was waved off with an earful of platitudes. And Turkey’s shooting down of the Russian fighter jet – only hours before Hollande was received at the White House – appears to have been timed in order to emphatically put paid to any idea of working more closely with Moscow to combat terrorism in Syria.”

Cameron-FecklessBritish PM sets out plans for Syrian partition and moves against Russia – by Julie Hyland, WSWS.org – “Extraordinarily, Cameron made no mention of the downing of the Russian jet in either his statement to parliament or his 36-page reply to the select committee report. Instead, the prime minister extolled the virtues of the so-called Vienna Process—talks involving Russia and the US for a “transitional” government of national unity—even as it was being blown out the skies… This is not merely an attempt to avoid certain uncomfortable truths. It is a conscious and wilful deception of the British public as to the advanced dangers of a new world war being prepared by imperialist intrigue… The prime minister’s oral and written presentation heaped one lie upon another. He claimed that the terror attacks in Paris provided a “moral case” for British military action. ‘If we cannot act now, when France has been attacked, when would we act?’ ”

US deploys dozens of ground troops to Syria – from PressTV.ir – “The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that 30 US soldiers arrived in the northern city of Kobani over the past two days, AFP reported… The troops will allegedly help plan attacks against the Takfiris in the two Syrian cities of Jarablus and Raqqah… Kurdish sources also announced that some 20 US soldiers arrived in Hasakeh province in eastern Syria… A top official told the BBC that this does not indicate a change in US strategy, but an “intensification” of the military campaign… The presence of US troops on the ground in Syria lacks any mandate from the Syrian government. Damascus says it is a violation of its sovereignty.”

Mustafa_Abdulcemil_CemilogluNATO Provokes Russia In Crimea As Syria Tensions Rise – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “After “mysterious” blasts that took place in the Kherson region of Ukraine over the weekend leaving nearly two million citizens without power in the recently annexed Russian territory, the Ukrainian government is now officially halting aid shipments as “activists” inside Crimea are blocking the repair of the power lines… Shortly thereafter, groups of “activists” made up of Crimean Tatars have taken to protest and have blocked the repair crews from restoring power to the areas currently suffering from the outage. The demands of the “activists” are that a tougher line be taken against Moscow. This “tougher line” essentially means doing more to “restore” Crimea to Ukraine and to “take it back” from Russia… This is not the first political act groups of Tatars have committed in this regard. Ever since September, Tatar “activists” have stalked the border between Crimea and mainland Ukraine and have attempted to block commercial trucks from entering the peninsula… On August 1-2, a meeting was convened at the Hotel Billkent in Ankara, Turkey and was labeled the Second World Congress of the Tatars. This meeting brought together over 200 Tatar NGOs and associations from all over the world. The event was also attended by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus. Both officials participated in the event as well… At the meeting, it was announced by Mustafa Abdulcemil Cemiloglu, acting leader of the Crimean Tatars as decreed by Ukrainian President Poroshenko, the creation of a “Muslim Brigade” to oppose “Crimean separatism,” as well as “human trafficking” and the “transportation of goods near conflict zones.” In other words, the creation of a terrorist brigade to combat Russian involvement in Crimea and pro-Russian sentiment and activism in the area.” (emph. added)

antarctica-ice-w-text-NASAWith Ice Growing at Both Poles, Global Warming Theories Implode – by Alex Newman, NewAmerican.com – “In the United States, meanwhile, as the evidence continues to contradict the alarmist predictions, polls consistently show that a solid majority of Americans reject the UN’s man-made global-warming theories. Like the UN, however, Obama continues to act as if the discredited theories were gospel, promising to save humanity from their carbon sins by lawlessly bypassing the U.S. Senate and the Constitution to foist a planetary “climate” regime on the American people. Lawmakers have vowed to prevent any such schemes, but it remains unclear how far the White House is willing to push the issue. After failing even with a Democrat-controlled Congress, the EPA is already working to impose Obama’s anti-CO2 schemes on America by executive decree… With the evidence discrediting UN global-warming theories literally piling up on both ends of the Earth and everywhere in between, alarmists face an increasingly Herculean task in their bid to shackle humanity to a “climate” regime at next year’s UN summit in Paris. However, to protect the public — and especially the poor — from the devastation such a planetary scheme would entail, Americans must continue to expose the baseless alarmism underpinning what countless scientists now refer to as the “climate scam.” ”

NOAA’s climate change science fiction – The environmental intelligence agency ignores satellite data – by Lamar Smith, WashingtonTimes.com – “Atmospheric satellite data, considered by many to be the most objective, has clearly showed no warming for the past two decades. This fact is well documented, but has been embarrassing for an administration determined to push through costly environmental regulations… Instead, NOAA focused its study on surface temperature monitoring that is often flawed because these sites measure thousands of independent temperature readings and utilize a hodgepodge of different methods that have changed over time. For example, measurements from land-based stations can be skewed because of their location and proximity to surrounding heat-holding asphalt in urban areas… Satellite data, on the other hand, is highly calibrated and provides complete global coverage. For decades, satellites have been used to monitor the earth and collect information. Satellites measure something extremely important — the deep atmosphere. The temperature readings collected by satellites often differ from ground monitoring stations and have consistently shown much smaller rates of warming. Yet NOAA refuses to incorporate satellite data into its monthly projections that are released to the public. Why?”

Pepe EscobarWhy Turkey Stabbed Russia in the Back – by Pepe Escobar, InformationClearingHouse.info – “Turkmen villages also sprout north of Idlib province, west of Aleppo, as well as north of Latakia province, west of Idlib. And it’s here where we find a rarely discussed bunch: a gaggle of Turkmen militias… The myth of innocent Turkmen civilians being slaughtered by the “Assad regime” is, well, a myth. In Washington these militias are considered “moderate rebels” – as much as they have merged with all sorts of jihadi or jihadi-gobbled outfits, from the ever pliable construct Free Syrian Army to Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. al-Qaida in Syria (which Vienna finally branded a terrorist group)… The bottom line is that Turkey and Russia simply cannot be part of the same coalition fighting the Islamic State group because their objectives are diametrically opposed… Predictably, Turkish media hails all these Turkmen as “freedom fighters,” a la Ronald Reagan in the 1980s jihad Afghan. Turkish media spins the whole of their territory is controlled by an “innocent” Turkmen opposition, and not the Islamic State group. Not the Islamic State group, yes, but mostly al-Nusra, which is virtually the same thing.”

Putin Accuses Obama Of Leaking Flight Details To Turkey After Russia – by Tyler Durden, InformationClearingHouse.info – “But while the reason behind the S-400 deployment was largely known to most, where Putin’s press conference took an unexpected detour was what he said just around 20:30 in, when in not so many words, Putin effectively accused the US of leaking the coordinates of the Russian plane to Turkey, which was merely a hitman acting with the blessing of the Pentagon… This is what Putin said: ‘We told our US partners in advance where, when at what altitudes our pilots were going to operate. The US-led coalition, which includes Turkey, was aware of the time and place where our planes would operate. And this is exactly where and when we were attacked. Why did we share this information with the Americans? Either they don’t control their allies, or they just pass this information left and right without realizing what the consequences of such actions might be. We will have to have a serious talk with our US partners.’ ”

US urges Turkey to close off its Syrian border to ISIS – from RT.com – “The Obama administration is urging Turkey to ensure Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria receives no supplies through the Turkish border, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources in Washington. The request involves sealing off part of the frontier between the western Turkish town of Kilis and Jarabulus in eastern Syrian… ‘The game has changed. Enough is enough! The border needs to be sealed,’ the WSJ cited a senior Obama administration official as saying in a message from the US government to Turkey. ‘This is an international threat, and it’s all coming out of Syria and it’s coming through Turkish territory.’.. ‘Turkey is determined to clean Daesh (Arabic acronym for Islamic State) from the 98 kilometers of border between Kilis and Jarabulus,’ a senior Turkish government official said as cited by the WSJ. ‘There is no need to receive any kind of warning or advice from anyone, including our US partners.’.. ‘Just closing down the border would not be enough to solve our problems and would not address Turkey’s demands,’ a Turkish official said.” – Note: If you really believe that Turkey will seal off their border to movement of fighters and supplies into Syria, I have some swampland in Florida you may be interested in.

Web Research Links for the week of 11/16/15:

Note: These links are posted from the top down during each week. Newer links will be at the bottom. Previous links posts 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.

Gearóid_Ó_ColmáinVideo: Globalist Racketeering: Gearóid Ó Colmáin Reveals the Deep State Agenda Behind the Paris Attacks – from 21stCenturyWire.com – “Sometimes, ‘saying the unsayable’ can be very unpopular in mainstream public discourse, but when events come to a head – and governments partner international racketeering syndicates to carrying out terrorist attacks against their own people – then it’s time to give the truth the platform it deserves… Gearóid Ó Colmáin is a writer and political analyst based in Paris. In this recent interview segment with RT International, he reveals a number of uncomfortable truths about this week’s alleged “ISIS Attacks” in Paris that have seemingly plunged Europe and North America into a pit of mass hysteria, Islamophobia, forced migration, war-hawking, rampant political opportunism and intellectual terrorism…”

NOAA climate feud: Pursuit of scientific truth vs. public accountability – by Lisa Rein, WashingtonPost.com – “The flash point in the feud between House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a congressional subpoena. The congressman, a prominent global warming skeptic, is demanding that the government turn over its scientists’ internal exchanges and communications with NOAA’s top political appointees… Smith believes this information, showing the researchers’ deliberative process, will prove that they altered data to fit President Obama’s climate agenda when they refuted claims in a peer-reviewed study in the journal Science that global warming had “paused” or slowed over the last decade… ‘These are government employees who changed data to show more climate change,’ the chairman said in a statement to The Washington Post. ‘Americans deserve to understand why this decision was made. Despite what some critics claim, the subpoena is not only about scientists. Political operatives and other NOAA employees likely played a large role in approving NOAA’s decision to adjust data that allegedly refutes the hiatus in warming.’ ”

U.S., Turkey Joint Operation Designed To Save ISIS, Not Destroy It – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “On November 7, Webster Tarpley and the Tax Wall Street party wrote in their Daily Briefing that “Resistance to this urgently needed policy will inevitably come from Erdogan of Turkey.” Tarpley and the TWSP cited a report by Aaron Stein of War on the Rocks, which stated: ‘Turkey has made one thing very clear: It will not tolerate a YPG presence west of the Euphrates, and will therefore not accept a Kurdish-led offensive on the ISIS-held city of Jarablus, or any YPG-led effort to unite its territory with the Kurdish-controlled enclave in Efrin in northwestern Syria. In the days before the election, the Turkish military fired upon YPG forces trying to cross the Euphrates, ostensibly to shore up their front line with the Islamic State.’.. Turkey has long feared the creation of a Kurdistan in Northern Syria, particularly because the creation of such an entity would not only inflame the tensions between the Turkish Kurds and the Turkish government but would essentially carve out a good portion of Turkish territory. With the establishment of a Kurdistan virtually anywhere in the region but especially on the Turkish border or in Turkey itself, Erdogan’s foolish dreams of being the new Ottoman emperor will fade away.”

HIGH ALERT: Paris Climate Change Summit To Be Cancelled Or Thwarted? – An Open Letter to the World Community of Nations – from StateOfTheNation2012.com – “No one disputes that there have been radical alterations of weather patterns around the world.  Nor would anyone disagree with the observation that climate trends have experienced dramatic changes.  Truly, the atmospheric conditions of planet Earth have entered a period of great flux and unpredictability.  However, the most obvious causes are steadfastly avoided by those in positions of power and influence… Global Climate Change: Geoengineering Threatens The Entire Planetary Civilization… Because of this intensifying planetary predicament We the People strongly feel that it is high time to get it right.  Failure to do so may push the Earth past critical points of no return which will then be felt by all future generations.  When the very integrity of the biosphere is at stake, it is clear that the fate of the planet hangs in the balance, as does the future of humanity.”

Web Research Links for the week of 11/9/15:

Note: These links are posted from the top down during each week. Newer links will be at the bottom. Previous links posts 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.

COP21-EiffelCOP 21: UN Plan to Make Legally Binding Climate Change Laws – Worldwide – by Makia Freeman, ActivistPost.com – “The more you look, the more you find dissenters from all over the Earth who are speaking out against the highly politicized AGW climate change movement as COP 21 approaches. Unfortunately for the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, the UN, the IPCC and all their stooges and mouthpieces, the UN has failed to achieve consensus (one of its favorite buzzwords) on climate change, and the science is settled only in one way – showing that the world is not really warming at all, and that man’s contribution to climate change is insignificant. There are a plethora of dissenting individuals, scientists and organizations with massive research behind them showing that AGW is a political movement to usher in global governance: – NIPCC: The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change is an international panel of nongovernment scientists and scholars who have come together to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. They published the 2009 report Climate Change Reconsidered which they claim “is the most comprehensive critique of the IPCC’s positions ever published. It lists 35 contributors and reviewers from 14 countries and presents in an appendix the names of 31,478 American scientists who have signed a petition saying ‘there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate’.”; – 1000+ dissenting scientists: as of 2010, there were more than 1000 international scientists (up from 700) who came out and publicly went on the record to state that AGW is a flawed model. The list includes many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC”

Anti-UN Activist George Hunt reveals the Roots of Agenda 21 in 1992! (37 min)

Obama_SignsPresidential Executive Orders Challenged by the Courts – by Catherine Frompovich, ActivistPost.com – “An interesting turn of legal events has rained on President Obama’s Executive Orders parade recently when the U.S. Fifth Circuit of Appeals blocked a series of Presidential Executive Orders regarding immigration on Friday, November 6th!.. In a two-to-one vote in Texas v. United States, President Obama came out on the short end of the stick, but promises an appeal, which I find equally interesting insofar as it’s been adjudicated that his actions on immigration have been ruled unconstitutional. [1] So, what’s to appeal; isn’t the U.S. Constitution the framework of our democratic republic? He’s not king or dictator—yet—or is he?.. This issue validates the rationale for Presidential Executive Orders to be nullified and voided because, in essence, they make One-Man Dictatorial Rule, which is not what the USA form of government is; what we vote for; or should be according to our founding documents, including the USA NOT becoming a One World Order domain.”

Hidden Cameras Being Used to Measure and Manipulate Political Views Around the World – by Nicholas West, ActivistPost.com – “As if the passive collection of this type of data would not be concerning enough, there are indications that it will go further into an area that decidedly can be called mind control. The Times reveals that the above-mentioned 2012 Mexico campaign of Enrique Peña Nieto not only used biometric data collection methods as part of their political election strategy, but does so for actual governance: ‘In my government, we have utilized a variety of research tools and opinion studies to evaluate the efficacy of our governmental programs, communications and messages,’ said Francisco Olvera Ruiz, the governor of the Mexican state of Hidalgo and a governing party member. ‘Neuroscience research,’ he added, is ‘especially valuable because it has allowed us to discover with more precision and objectivity what people think, perceive and feel.’ ”

Feds Used Monsanto-Funded Studies to Decide Monsanto’s Weed Killer Is Safe – by Jason Best, TakePart.com – ” ‘As a longtime Monsanto scientist who has spent my career studying the health and safety of pesticides, including glyphosate, I was happy to see that the safety profile of one of our products was upheld by an independent regulatory agency,’ Steve Levine, a senior science fellow at Monsanto, crowed on the company blog… The italics are mine. But heck, I thought I might as well just give them to Levine, because it becomes almost embarrassingly obvious that’s what he wants. He practically goes overboard in trying to sell you on the EPA’s objectivity—not only emphasizing the agency’s “independence” but calling its review “comprehensive” (twice) as well as “rigorous” and “science-based.”.. And yet… It doesn’t take more than five minutes poking around on Google or WorldCat to begin turning up fairly recent studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals that include sentences like ‘a growing body of knowledge suggests the predominance of endocrine disrupting mechanisms caused by environmentally relevant levels of exposure’ to glyphosate-based herbicides. So how can the EPA be so certain glyphosate isn’t an endocrine disruptor?.. Because, it seems, Monsanto and other chemical companies said so.”

Monsanto Crops Decimated by Pests – Meanwhile, Nearby Non-GMO Crops Thriving – by Justin Gardner, NaturalBlaze.com – “As a result of the whiteflies’ decimating Punjab’s GM cotton crops this year, at least 15 farmers committed suicide. And yes, it was Monsanto crops that were decimated… ‘Curiously, the crop in the adjoining field, and another in the vicinity, showed far less whitefly infestation. In fact, in the adjoining field, farmer Yadvender Singh had sprayed no chemical pesticides at all. Instead, he had used biofertilisers and other non-chemical formulations. Yadvender’s field is expected to yield 800 kg of cotton per acre compared to 300 kg that Manjeet would hope to harvest. In the other plot, a non-Bt variety of cotton too was far less affected by whitefly… ‘Yadvender’s field, where chemical pesticides were not used, showed spider webs on the plants. These are natural predators of whitefly. In fields where pesticide is heavily sprayed, these are decimated leaving the whitefly to flourish.’ ”

Democrats launch McCarthyist witchhunt against researchers questioning climate change agenda – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “As reported by Watchdog.org, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, is among a small group of Democrats who are demanding that colleges and universities turn over grants, congressional testimony and other activities from a group of professors and scientists who have testified at congressional climate hearings… The group, adds The College Fix, is being targeted because they don’t buy into the argument that climate change and global warming is occurring as a result of man-made activities.”

Israeli-jet-flag-traceIsrael Attacks Syria Near Damascus Airport: Reports – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “At this time, it remains unclear what the target of the attacks might have been – Syrian military installations, weapons depots, civilians/civilian infrastructure, or something else entirely. It also remains to be confirmed than an attack actually took place… There have been no immediate comments from the Syrian government as of this time… There is also the distinct possibility that this attack never actually took place since this writer could find no actual mention of the “Syrian media reports” cited in the flurry of international press accounts at the time of the writing of this article. Indeed, the “Syrian media reports” cited actually come from Israeli media who have cited only a ‘Facebook page associated with the regime.’.. Two weeks ago, Israel reportedly struck a “weapons convoy” in Syria, alleging that the convoy was destined to arm Hezbollah.”

Are We Training Cops to Be Hyper-Aggressive ‘Warriors’? – from RINF.com – “Thanks in large part to pressure brought by Black Lives Matter activists, some police experts are calling for a complete overhaul in the way cops are trained, both as cadets and during the “in-service” training they receive over the course of their careers. There are no national standards for training police, and the amount and quality of their instruction varies from agency to agency. But a survey of 280 police departments conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington, DC–based think tank, found that American cops are given extensive preparation for using violence, and very little guidance on how to avoid it.”

Lindsey_Graham-FuryHouse Moves to Authorize Invasion of Syria and Iraq – by Kurt Nimmo, GovtSlaves.info – “A bipartisan group of thirty-five Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to Ryan calling for the vote… ‘We do not share the same policy prescriptions for U.S. military engagement in the region, but we do share the belief that it is past time for the Congress to fulfill its obligations under the Constitution and vote on an AUMF that clearly delineates the authority and limits, if any, on U.S. military engagement in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region,’ the group wrote in a letter sent to the Speaker on Friday… A call for a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) arose on November 4 when House members, primarily Democrats, argued the president lacks the constitutional authority to send special operations forces to Syria… The Obama administration argues it has the authority to send troops under the 2001 AUMF designed to respond to the Sept. 11 attacks… Republicans, led by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, believe a new AUMF is not required.”

Syrian_Army-Kuweires__US-Turkey Invasion Derailed by Syrian Army Triumph at Kuweires – by Mike Whitney, Counterpunch.org – “Erdogan needed the landslide victory to consolidate his power in Parliament and to persuade the military brass that he has a mandate to carry out his foreign policy.  Obama’s phone call was intended to pave the way for backroom negotiations which would take place during next week’s G-20 meetings in Ankara.  But now that the Russian-led coalition has retaken Kuweires, it is impossible to know how the US and Turkey will proceed. If Putin’s warplanes and artillery are able to seal the border, then Washington will have to scrap its plan for seizing the 60-miles stretch of northern Syria that’s needed to keep vital supplylines to US-backed jihadis open or to provide sanctuary for mercenaries returning from the frontlines.  The changing battlescape will make a safe zone impossible to defend… The fact is, Kuweires changes everything. ISIS is on the run, the myriad other terrorist organizations are progressively losing ground, Assad is safe in Damascus, the borders will soon be protected, and the US-Turkey plan to invade has effectively been derailed. Barring some extraordinary, unforeseeable catastrophe that could reverse the course of events; it looks like the Russian-led coalition will eventually achieve its objectives and win the war.”

Iraqi Forces Find Turkish Weapons, Explosives at ISIL Hideouts – from english.FarsNews.com – “Meanwhile, al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces thwarted two attacks by ISIL terrorists on positions of the Iraqi forces in al-Fatha area, North of Tikrit, and the area of al-Sad /5/, West of Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province. The clashes lasted for hours and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists… In Anbar, the Iraqi forces found dozens of barrels of Ammonium nitrate which turn into high explosives after mixing it with some materials… A military source said the barrels carried “Made in Turkey” labels and dated back to 2 months before the date of the seizure… The forces also found Turkish-made weapons, munitions and rockets in several areas in the provinces of Diyala and Salahuddin and in areas on the outskirts of the capital, Baghdad, during the liberation of those areas of the ISIL terrorists… Turkey has repeatedly claimed that it has no ties with ISIL and labels it as a “terrorist group”.”

Squatting-a-bargainWith the Economy in Shambles, More Americans Turn to Squatting – by Mac Slavo, ActivistPost.com – “An entry on Wiki-How entices tells squatters how to ‘take a whole house from someone if you’re willing to take the risk.’.. It points out the best areas to squat and even advises to spruce up the home to throw off suspicious neighbors… It reads like squatters are terrorist cells distributing training manuals to take over or strike an attack… The weird lopsided report demonizes squatters as “arrogant” criminals who will be busted for their crimes, interviewing law enforcement about how to watch for and catch these “crooks.” It encourages residents in the community to spy on their neighbors, turn on suspected squatters and report potential signs of squatting to the police… Yet the story never attempts to address the point about why there are so many squatters in the first place. Not a mention of the wasteland that has driven millions of Americans into poverty. Not a single high-level banker jailed.”

Congress proposes a chilling resolution on Social Security – from SovereignMan.com – “In the 2015 report of the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees they state very plainly: ‘Social Security as a whole as well as Medicare cannot sustain projected long-run program costs…’, and that the government should be ‘giving the public adequate time to prepare.’.. Wow… Now, we always hear politicians say that ‘Social Security is going to be just fine’. So this Board of Trustees must be a bunch of wackos. Who are these guys anyhow?.. The Treasury Secretary of the United States of America, as it turns out. Along with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Secretary of Labor. Etc… These are the folks who sign their name to the report saying that Social Security is going bust, and that Congress needs to give people time to prepare… And prepare they should.”

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Monsanto tells Mexican honey farmers: Don’t blame our soya seeds for your crop issues – from Reuters via RawStory.com – “Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting of genetically modified soya seeds in the southern Mexican states of Campeche and Yucatan, arguing that indigenous communities that had fought the move should be consulted before it was approved… Honey producers in the two states as well as the neighboring state of Quintana Roo had protested against the genetically modified soybean permits, arguing they created a contamination risks for their produce… Monsanto, which was on the court docket’s list of interested parties in the case, said in a statement Wednesday it respected the court’s decision and would wait to see the full text of the ruling… On Friday, in response to questions from Reuters, Monsanto denied any link between its soybean seeds and honey production woes… ‘We do not accept accusations that put us as responsible for deforestation and illegal logging in the municipality of Hopelchén, Campeche, or any place of the Republic, because our work is rigidly attached to the guidelines provided by law,’ the company said in a statement.”

Oil-Something_StrangeSomething Very Strange Is Taking Place Off The Coast Of Galveston, TX – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “As a result of all this, something very unusual going on off the coast of Galveston, where more than 39 crude tankers w/ combined cargo capacity of 28.4 million bbls wait near Galveston (Galveston is area where tankers can anchor before taking cargoes to refineries at Houston and other nearby plants), vessel tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show, which compares w/ 30 vessels, 21 million bbls of capacity in May. Vessels wait avg of 5 days, compared w/ 3 days May…As AP puts it,a traffic jam of oil tankers is the latest sign of an unyielding global supply glut.”

Claim: Russia “Accidentally” Aired “Secret Nuclear Weapon Plans” on National TV (Oops) – by Melissa Dykes, ActivistPost.com – “One large document contained drawings of a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo Russia is calling Status-6. The system includes nuclear subs that carry huge, self-propelled underwater long-range torpedo-shaped drones that can, according to the documents, travel 5,400 miles and create extensive, uninhabitable ‘zones of radioactive contamination.’.. Pavel Felgenhauer, an independent military analyst, claimed, ‘The plan is to deliver a 100-megaton nuclear bomb to the U.S. shores. It would cause a highly radioactive tsunami.’.. AP reported: ‘…it would be hard to imagine cameramen of state TV stations doing a close up on any documents on the table during a Kremlin meeting on military issues. Most saw the incident as a deliberate leak intended to warn Washington and its allies that Russia is working on a new devastating weapon that would tip the scales in case of conflict.’ ”

Parisians_rallyCONFIRMED: French Government Knew Extremists BEFORE Attack – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “In the coming hours and days, the French government and its various co-conspirators in their proxy war against Syria will propose a plan of action they claim will stem the terrorist threat France and the rest of Europe faces. But the reality is, the problem is not something the French government can solve, because the problem is clearly the French government itself… With the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) emerging as being behind the attack, the question that remains is, who is behind ISIS itself? While the West has attempted to maintain the terrorist organization possesses almost mythological abilities, capable of sustaining combat operations against Syria, Iraq, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, support from Iran, and now the Russian military – all while carrying out large-scale, high-profile terrorist attacks across the globe – it is clear that ISIS is the recipient of immense multinational state-sponsorship… Just last week, Syrian forces reestablished firm control over the Kweyris military airport, which was under siege for years. The airport is just 20 miles from the Euphrates, and, as Syrian forces backed by Russian airpower work their way up toward the Turkish border along the Syrian coast, constitutes a unified front that will essentially cut off ISIS deeper inside Syria for good… Should ISIS’ supply lines be cut in the north, the organization’s otherwise inexplicable fighting capacity will atrophy. The window for the West’s “regime change” opportunity is quickly closing, and perhaps in a last ditch effort, France has jammed the spilled blood and broken bodies of its own citizens beneath the window to prevent it from closing for good.”

Grandmaster Putin Beats Uncle Sam at His Own Game – by Mike Whitney, Counterpunch.org – “So while some people might think that it was smarter for Obama to use a proxy-army in Syria instead of US soldiers, morally or legally speaking, there’s really no difference between what he did and what Bush did in Iraq. A US invasion is a US invasion. Period. It doesn’t matter if you use for-hire killers or your own guys. It’s all the same. Obama is just as guilty as Bush… Why does it matter?.. It matters because Obama’s Syrian policy has resulted in the deaths of 250,000 people and created 11 million refugees. That’s more refugees than Iraq. And the funny thing is, the media doesn’t even talk about it, in fact, there’s not one major media outlet in the entire country that has stated what everyone knows to be the obvious truth; that the United States is 100 percent responsible for the refugee crisis. 100 percent! Assad had nothing to do with it. US policy and our buck-passing president are entirely to blame… The point is, the Democrats pursue the same policies as the GOP with some minor-tweaking at the edges. So if the hard-charging, but dimwitted Republicans decide to drag the country to war on a pack of lies, then the shifty Dems will try to be smarter about it; they’ll try to micromanage the public relations, preempt antiwar marches in US cities and avoid US casualties at all cost. Obama has succeeded in all of these things. There’s nobody in the streets protesting, the media has convinced most people that Syria is in the throes of a civil war, and there have been no flag-draped coffins returning to Andover Airbase because their are no US boots on the ground.  For all practical purposes, the Democrats have created our first completely invisible war. That’s quite an accomplishment, don’t you think?”

Tyler_Durden-RedGet Ready For Crazy – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “If this premise is correct, we can predict a period of increased looting by governments in general. We already know that the leading jurisdictions of the First World are in serious economic trouble and are instituting draconian measures at home in order to grab what they can from their citizens on their way down. In addition, they’re spreading their reach throughout the world under the auspices of organisations like the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to loot assets in other countries under the pretence that they constitute “the good guys,” whilst the rest of the world constitutes, “the bad guys.”.. The real truth, of course, is that “the good guys” are in no way better than the rest of the world; they merely have more power and, at least for the present, have the ability to presume their good guy status through force… By extension, we can anticipate that, as the Great Unravelling progresses, we shall see actions being taken by governments and financial institutions worldwide that we’ve never seen in our lifetimes. An aggressive action taken by one entity will cause a knee-jerk reaction by the target entity and, in some cases, chain reactions will occur. In addition, as in Honduras, we shall see preemptive aggressive actions taken in the belief that another entity may move first. Along the way, a sense of what is morally right will lose its importance. In its place, we shall see a “Nice guys finish last,” ethic come to the fore.”

Federal Reserve Admits It Has NO IDEA What It’s Doing – by WashingtonsBlog.com – “Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is stressing the need to review the unconventional monetary policies that central banks around the world deployed in response to the 2008 global financial crisis… She said Thursday that the post-crisis period offers policymakers an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the tools and better understand the impact of new regulation… ‘Policymakers have to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of alternative monetary implementation frameworks in the presence of new policy tools,’ Yellen said in remarks at a two-day research conference sponsored by the Fed… Translation: We have no idea what’s going on, or whether or policies are helping or making things worse.”

Amherst Students Threaten “Civil Disobedience” if President Doesn’t Eliminate “Free Speech” – by Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com – “The demands were issued in support of the “Stand with Mizzou” movement which stoked controversy earlier this week after a professor called for “muscle” to silence the First Amendment of a reporter attempting to cover the story… The list, attributed to a group calling itself ‘Amherst Uprising’, was handed to President Biddy Martin following a “sit in” which took place yesterday and subsequently published by the Amherst Soul website… Unless action is initiated within 24-48 hours, the students warn they, ‘will organize and respond in a radical manner, through civil disobedience.’.. One of the demands is that, ‘President Martin must issue a statement to the Amherst College community at large that states we do not tolerate the actions of student(s) who posted the “All Lives Matter” posters, and the “Free Speech” posters that stated that ‘in memoriam of the true victim of the Missouri Protests: Free Speech.’.. In other words, free speech, if it counters the narrative being pushed by ‘Amherst Uprising’ – will not be tolerated.”

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Truckin-fer-BrokeTruckers’ Pensions Cut By Half – by Alfred Adask, Adask.wordpress.com – “There are two lines of argument here.  The retirees can argue that their former employers and/or their current pension funds have a moral obligation to pay whatever was promised, no matter what… On the other hand, there is the reality-based argument that “What can’t be paid, won’t be paid.”  If previous employers and/or current pension funds are already bankrupt or nearly broke, court orders compelling them to pay the impossible will have no effect other than to bankrupt and destroy whichever firms or funds are deemed liable to make good on the pensions.  In the end, before the courts rule on who is liable to pay pension and how they’re liable to pay, they’ll have to first ask:  1) Are the retirees better off with 50% (or less) of whatever was promised?; and 2) Are retirees better off demanding 100% of what was promised and thereby bankrupting the pension funds, and getting nothing?.. Result?  The nation is going to hell.  Its wealth is disappearing.  We might soon become a Third World Nation–and almost no one will understand why… How could this be happening?  It’s happening because We the People have been the “greatest fools” the world has ever seen.  We’ve trusted our political leaders and the Federal Reserve.  Our trust has been betrayed. We’ve ignored our express constitutional mandate that only gold or silver can be used as a “tender in Payment of Debts”.  Our ignorance will be rewarded with poverty… Result?  Soon, almost all of us are going to feel the pain currently felt by some retired truck drivers.(emph. added)

12 Days Before ’08 Crash, Congress was Secretly Told to Sell Off Their Stocks – by John Vibes, TheFreeThoughProject.com – “In an interview during the 60 minutes investigation, Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institute told Steve Kroft that ‘It’s really the way the rules have been defined. And the people who make the rules are the political class in Washington and they’ve conveniently written them in such a way that they don’t apply to themselves.’.. ‘These meetings were so sensitive– that they would actually confiscate cell phones and Blackberries going into those meetings. What we know is that those meetings were held one day and literally the next day Congressman Bachus would engage in buying stock options based on apocalyptic briefings he had the day before from the Fed chairman and treasury secretary. I mean, talk about a stock tip,’ he added.”

NASA Shock Study: Antarctica Is Growing Not Shrinking – by James Delingpole, Breitbart.com – “Among those alarmists trying to put a brave face on the shocking news is the report’s lead author Jay Zwally. Like so many of his colleagues at NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), Zwally has fought heroically over the years to promote the climate change scare narrative – and he’s not about to give up now… ‘I know some of the climate deniers will jump on this, and say this means we don’t have to worry as much as some people have been making out,’ he says. ‘It should not take away from the concern about climate warming.’ As global temperatures rise, Antarctica is expected to contribute more to sea-level rise, though when exactly that effect will kick in, and to what extent, remains unclear.”

Putin: “There is no global warming, a fraud to restrain the industrial development countries” – by Andrey Kuzmin, RedIceCreations.com – “Marianna Poberezhskaya, author of the academic work “Communicating Climate Change in Russia”, characterized media coverage in Russia as “climate silence”, broken only by the airing of official doubts about any human impact on global temperatures… ‘Russian mass media repeat the same mistake that Western journalists used to make: the false balance, where the idea of the human effect on climate change is presented along with skeptics’ point of view,’ she said. Russian school teaching also appears to lag behind the rapidly expanding science on climate change… Randomly sampled geography textbooks make no mention of human impact on the climate, and one college-level text states that climate changes are caused mainly by solar activity, the movement of the planet’s crust and volcanoes.” (emph. added)

Chem-Air-TestMonumental Air Test Planned to Examine Geoengineering – from WP.CoalitionAgainstGeoengineering.org – “PRNewswire/— Potentially the most difficult environmental test in history is about to take place. World renowned scientist Dr. J. Marvin Herndon, along with two volunteer environmentalists from the National Crime Scene Cleanup Association (NCSCA), are setting out to find conclusive evidence about the existence of “chem trails”. Award Winning Director/Producer Michael J. Murphy will be documenting this incredible feat… The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be granting waivers to allow two pilots to surpass the current Guinness altitude record in a powered para gliding aircraft of 24,898 feet. With State of the art air monitoring equipment, the two pilots will be flying into the chem trails at around 30,000 feet above sea level, battling winds in excess of 100 miles per hour and temperatures around -70 degrees Fahrenheit. The two pilots will be collecting air samples and data never before seen… ‘It is truly a privilege to be a part of such an epic environmental study, all while breaking Guinness world records for both speed and height in a powered para glider.’ says Pilot Enzo Pagani. ‘This is what I live for!’ “

Top General Admitting That Obama Knowingly Armed ISIS! How Is This Not Blatant Treason? – from MakeWarHistory.co.uk – “HASAN: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?.. FLYNN: I think the administration… HASAN: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis?.. FLYNN: I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision… HASAN: A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?.. FLYNN: It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.”

Swat-Raid-fuzzyCongress Fails to Comprehend Criminal Cop Assaults – by Michael Winter, ActivistPost.com – “A new report from the Congressional Research Service, which the government doesn’t really want you to see, has been made available to Congress and through the Federation of American Scientists web site at http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44256.pdf… The report shows that Congressional researchers are deeply out of touch with the issue of cell phone and other readily available types of cameras and how it impacts the citizenry, and have failed to comprehend the full extent or the seriousness of the issue as it relates to police brutality, or even that it has become a national crisis… While there are many good cops who do a great job, the reality is that an increasing number of law enforcement officers have become criminals themselves and now pose a serious threat to public safety and liberty. In many states the public has every reason to fear the police. In some cities in the USA, criminal behavior has become institutionalized at every level of government.”

Web Research Links for the week of 10/26/15:

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Saakashvili-Kezerashvili-ConspiratorsUkrainian Wikileaks: McCain and Saakashvili are plotting to shoot down American plane in Syria to blame Russia [transcript] – from FortRuss.blogspot.co.uk – “(Mikhail Saakashvili): ‘So, the whole group will be in Latakia, in the Al-Nusra zone, the goal is to shoot down American plane. They will get flight information, there is a local Kurd there for that. The plan is turning out very cool! American plane will be shot down by Russian military. This will be told by the Prisoner, that the target was shot down from PZRK. The scene will be amusing, the whole world will talk about it… ‘After this group will go to Hasaka, it is a city near the Kurds and there they will destroy a Kurdish village,  the Russians will do everything. In return, the Kurds will shoot down a Russian plane with Stingers. The goal is to pit the Americans and Russians in Syria. The Turks will be grateful, they promise to rouse the Crimean Tatars… ‘After it is done in Syria, you will see, if Americans don’t bring troops to Ukraine and all our projects will begin operating. McCain is waiting for our actions. Otherwise, Obama will not raise his ass, elections are coming soon and he will do nothing. You see, Poroshenko also began to wag his tail in front of Putin.’ “

Syria: 35% of Terrorists “Dead or Fled” – by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – ” ‘The Takfiri terrorists have lost over 65 percent of their commanders and over 60 percent of their arms and ammunition depots as well as over 50 percent of their command and control centers,’ the Syrian military expert added… ‘Russian air group’s aircraft in Syria have conducted 71 sorties and hit 118 terrorist targets in Idlib, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Damascus and Lattakia in the past 24 hours,’ the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman said… ‘As you see, the number of sorties has grown due to the increased amount of intelligence data on terrorist infrastructure targets confirmed via various channels,’ Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.”

White_Helmets-1Syria’s White Helmets: War by Way of Deception – Part I – by Vanessa Beeley, 21stCenturyWire.com – “In a paper entitled, Foreign Aid and Regime Change: A Role for Donor Intent, written just prior to NATO intervention in Libya, Prof. Sarah Blodgett Bormeo describes the “democratization” process for target nations. Unwittingly or wittingly, Bormeo perfectly outlines the role played by NGOs in this process. Bormeo even goes so far as to pinpoint the lack of impartiality rife among NGOs large and small, the majority of whom, receive their funding directly from western government and major corporation sources – all of whom have a vested interest in the outcome of their NGO’s activities and ‘intervention’ in a particular location. Bormeo emphasises the importance of “picking winners” in this scenario, as opposed to respecting and supporting the will of the people in any sovereign nation.”

Part II – Syria’s White Helmets: War By Way of Deception ~ ‘Moderate Executioners’ – by Vanessa Beeley, 21stCenturyWire.com – “The NGO ‘soft power complex’ is now one of the most destructive global forces.  It is employed as an interface between civilians of a target nation, with government, economic or military structures of the colonialist force intent on harnessing any given nation’s resources or undermining its geopolitical influence. The Democratization process, or the path to regime change is facilitated by these undercover government or corporate proxy employees who, once embedded into a society, set about producing the propaganda that will justify intervention, either economically, politically or militarily. NGO propaganda will often employ slick social media marketing which is underpinned by advance applied behavioural psychology and advanced NLP-based ‘social enterprise’ sales pitches.”

Should We Celebrate Carbon Dioxide? – by Patrick Moore PhD, TheGWPF.org – “Let’s begin with our knowledge of the long-term history of the Earth’s temperature and of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere. Our best inference from various proxies back indicate that CO2 was higher for the first 4 billion years of Earth’s history than it has been since the Cambrian Period until today. I will focus on the past 540 million years since modern life forms evolved. It is glaringly obvious that temperature and CO2 are in an inverse correlation at least as often as they are in any semblance of correlation. Two clear examples of reverse correlation occurred 150 million years and 50 million years ago. At the end of the Jurassic temperature fell dramatically while CO2 spiked. During the Eocene Thermal Maximum, temperature was likely higher than any time in the past 550 million years while CO2 had been on a downward track for 100 million years. This evidence alone sufficient to warrant deep speculation of any claimed lock-step causal relationship between CO2 and temperature.”

Christiania_FigueresParis climate deal will not include global carbon price, says UN climate chief – from Reuters via TheGuardian.com – “Big multinational companies and investors, and most recently oil majors, have called for a global carbon price to help spur investments in low-carbon energy… A global carbon price would help to create an incentive for operators of power plants and factories to switch to cleaner fuels such as gas or to buy more energy-efficient equipment… When the European Union launched a carbon trading scheme in 2005 there were expectations this would eventually lead to a global carbon scheme by 2020 worth around $2 trillion… But the difficulties of bringing together different carbon schemes from countries around the world means the goal of a global carbon price remains elusive… ‘[Many have said] we need a carbon price and [investment] would be so much easier with a carbon price, but life is much more complex than that,’ Figueres told a climate investor event in London.”

JOINT STATEMENT Final declaration on the results of the Syria Talks in Vienna as agreed by participants – from ClaysBeach.blogspot.com – “Meeting in Vienna, on October 30, 2015, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States [“the participants”] came together to discuss the grave situation in Syria and how to bring about an end to the violence as soon as possible… The participants had a frank and constructive discussion, covering major issues. While substantial differences remain among the participants, they reached a mutual understanding on the following… “

Edgar_CayceIn 1932 Edgar Cayce Predicted Putin’s Role in Stopping WW3 – by Buck Rogers, ShiftFrequency.com – “Many of Cayce’s psychic readings occurred in the early part of the 20th century during two World Wars and the Great Depression, but before his death in 1947 he had already seen many of his predictions come true, including foretelling of the stock market crash of 1929, foreseeing events related to both World Wars, and even the warning of the untimely deaths of two American presidents… In a series of what he called ‘World Affairs Readings,’ Cayce made many remarkable statements about the future of world finance, world leadership, collective spirituality, and interestingly the role that somehow Russia was to play as a force of right in the coming global turmoil that we see unfolding before our eyes today.”

Anti-Israel Activism Criminalized in the Land of Charlie Hebdo and “Free Speech” – by Glenn Greenwald, TheIntercept.com – “Israel defenders love to equate “criticism of Israel” with “anti-Semitism” and then sanctimoniously deny that anyone does that. But criminalizing BDS advocacy — threatening people with large fines and prison terms for protesting the polices of the Israel government — is as clear of a case as it gets. As Haaretz put it, ‘The dragnet has also swept up BDS protesters whose actions have targeted Israel, not Jews.’.. Ponder how pernicious this is. It is perfectly legal to advocate sanctions against Iran, or Russia, or Sudan, or virtually any other country. Indeed, sanctions and boycotts against those countries are not only frequently advocated in the West but are official policy. But it is illegal — criminal — to advocate boycotts and sanctions against one country: Israel. It requires sky-high levels of authoritarianism, even fascism, to abuse the criminal law to outlaw advocacy of policies and activism when it involves one country, and one country only.”

SyriaMap_oct2015-wapoUS Invasion of Syria Begins – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “While the US claims this move is to “defeat the Islamic State (ISIS),” it is instead clearly a move to establish long-sought “buffer zones” or “safe zones” in Syria where the Syrian government can no longer operate. US airpower will also undoubtedly be used to cover these special forces, creating a de facto no-fly-zone wherever they operate… The map accompanying the Washington Post article clearly shows ISIS territory straddling the last remaining supply corridor being used to supply the terror group as well as others including Al Qaeda’s al Nusra Front from NATO-member Turkey’s territory. US special forces will likely begin operating in these areas, and zones carved out as US operations expand.”

MSNBC Apologizes After Accidentally Telling the Truth About Israel – by Kit O’Connell, TheDailySheeple.com – “…some media critics, and especially the Israeli media, criticized the segment, calling the graphic inaccurate. The Jerusalem Post referred to the image, which closely resembled a similar graphic widely circulated among activists, as ‘a map commonly used by Palestinian propaganda groups,’ adding: ‘It claimed that in 1946, present-day Israel was under Palestinian rule, leaving out the fact that it was under British Mandatory rule until May 14, 1948, when the British Mandate came to an end… Another mistake came in the 1947 map which the graphic referred to as the ‘UN plan.’ This was inaccurate for the fact that the supposed 1947 borders never existed, since the UN’s partition plan was rejected by all Arab countries.’ – On Oct. 19, MSNBC aired an apology in which Snow called the maps “not factually accurate.” Fletcher also appeared and acknowledged that although there was no internationally recognized country called “Palestine” in 1947, twice as many Arabs as Jews lived in the region at that time.”

Bratton-Concern_UnfoundedNYPD now blasting citizens with X-ray radiation to search vehicles without a warrant – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “As reported by the New York Post, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is resisting calls by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the public to provide details regarding the department’s super-secret X-ray vans… In recent days, the top cop in the city was questioned about the counterterrorism vehicles, which are called Z Backscatter Vans, following the NYCLU’s request to file an amicus brief in court arguing that the department ought to be forced to release details about the vans, the way they are deployed and how the NYPD uses them… ‘They’re not used to scan people for weapons,’ Bratton told reporters. ‘The devices we have, the vehicles if you will, are all used lawfully and if the ACLU and others don’t think that’s the case, we’ll see them in court — where they’ll lose! At this time and the nature of what’s going on in the world, that concern of theirs is unfounded.’ ”

Shell walks away from Ukraine shale gas project – from RT.com – ” ‘Shell withdrew after announcing it was no longer interested in the project six months ago. There was a long procedure of backing out of the agreement due to force majeure circumstances,’ the minister was cited as saying by Ukraine’s daily Business… Ukraine is seeking new investors in the project, which could be profitable in the long-term, according to Demchishin, adding that: ‘The company Nadra Yuzivska will be liquidated if we don’t find new investors by the end of the year.’.. In June, Shell announced it was negotiating its withdrawal from the project due to low oil and gas prices. At the time, media reported that the Anglo-Dutch multinational suspended operations in Eastern Ukraine over fears for the safety of its personnel.”

US-Spec_Forces-HelicopterUS Gov’t Semantics To Aid In Deploying Ground Troops To Syria – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “These troops will be a further step in the direction of direct US military involvement in Syria of the open war variety. These troops will also be sitting ducks and potential “collateral damage” from Russian airstrikes actually aimed at ISIS/jihadist fighters and a potential spark for the powder keg of propaganda that would be launched in the event of Russia “killing our troops.”.. Of course, the responsibility for the lives of the soldiers would be squarely on the backs of the imperialists who committed them to yet another theatre of intended destruction and oppression. The United States and NATO has created, armed, trained, funded, and directed terrorists for the purposes of overthrowing Bashar al-Assad. The U.S./NATO then engaged in a bombing campaign against Syrian civilian infrastructure under the guise of “bombing ISIS” targets while Turkey and Israel constantly chipped away at the Syrian military. All of this was accomplished against the wishes of the Syrian government or the Syrian people.”

Google and YouTube now engaging in wholesale censorship of content they don’t want the public to see – by L.J. Devon, NaturalNews.com – “Google, and its popular video sharing platform YouTube, are quickly becoming purveyors of propaganda, censoring material that could expose and question the status quo. These popular internet platforms are following in the footsteps of oppressive government regimes that punish whistle blowers and go after anyone who asks questions, seeks answers and reports on the most atrocious abuses of the day… Recent “changes” at YouTube now allow their technocratic management to remove monetization from videos they don’t want people to hear or see. Independent media source, All News Pipeline, has had to appeal eight videos that were stripped of monetization for censorship reasons… We are Change also revealed how they were being censored in March 2015. “In the last few days we noticed our YouTube numbers take a massive down turn while the majority of our new videos and top videos have been demonetized with no explanation at all.”

Over 1,000 Daesh militant backups arrive in Yemen’s Aden to fight Ansarullah – from PressTV.ir – ” ‘Hundreds of armed militants who came from other provinces of Yemen and from abroad started their training in the Salah al-Din camp in Aden,’ an unnamed Yemeni security source told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Wednesday… The Yemeni source said that the exact number of the reinforcements is not yet known but approximately between 1,500 to 2,000 militants have come to the southern port city to fight alongside the terror group… He added that during the past few days a number of airplanes with hundreds of militants aboard had landed at the city’s airport ‘under condition of high secrecy and reinforced security.’.. On Tuesday, the spokesman of the Syrian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub, said that two planes from Turkey, one from the United Arab Emirates, and another from Qatar had transported 500 Daesh terrorists fleeing from Syria to an airport in Aden.”

Michel_Chossudovsky“Boots on the Ground” Inside Syria? The Pentagon Comes to the Rescue of the “Islamic State” (ISIS) – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch.ca – “International diplomacy has collapsed. US foreign policy makers are ignorant and corrupt, unaware of the implications of their actions… The US led air raids are being implemented simultaneously with those of Russia… Stalemate at the UN. The UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon (appointed by Washington ) supports the US led war under a humanitarian banner… These various actions and threats by the US led coalition –not to mention the chatter pertaining to a “World War III option” in the corridors of the US Congress– point to a scenario of military escalation, which could potentially lead to direct military confrontation between the US led coalition and the Russian Federation.

Analyst Calls for Obama to Enter Into a “Devil’s Bargain” with ISIS in Syria – State Department has announced it will step up support of jihadis – by Kurt Nimmo, PrisonPlanet.com – “The analysis authored by former US military intelligence officer Thomas Buonomo states so-called moderate rebels in Syria have been ‘effectively compelled to enter into a devil’s bargain with the radical Islamists in order to have any chance of accomplishing their overriding goal’ of overthrowing the “irredeemable dictator Bashar al-Assad.”.. Buonomo states that mercenaries who have not joined the jihadists ‘are by now either dead, have withdrawn from the battlefield, or are hoping they will not be killed as a result of the indecisive geopolitical calculations of their American patrons.’.. ‘Taking these risks [Russian intervention] into consideration, the Obama administration should increase its military aid to the moderate rebel factions in order to pressure Putin to jettison Assad,” Buonomo writes… Over the weekend the State Department announced it will step up support of jihadi groups fighting to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria… ‘They pledged to continue and intensify support to the moderate Syrian opposition while the political track is being pursued,’ the State Department statement said… There are virtually no “moderate” proxy forces in Syria and the war against al-Assad is waged almost entirely by radical Sunni Salafist groups determined to establish a principality ruled by Shari’a law in Syria.” (emph. added)

Stephen_LendmanIsraeli Forces Invade Palestinian Hospitals – by Stephen Lendman, GlobalResearch.ca – “Heavily armed Israeli soldiers and undercover agents storm Palestinian hospitals often – endangering staff, terrorizing and arresting patients, seizing records for names of others to abduct… Human rights workers denounce the practice. So does Palestinian Health Minister Dr. Jawad Awwad, explaining ‘(i)nternational law prohibits attacking hospitals and abducting patients. It also calls for enabling medical crews to act freely and safely, to perform their humanitarian mission.’.. Jerusalem’s Al-Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital is a frequent target, the latest incursion coming on Wednesday after a Tuesday assault… Each time, heavily armed soldiers surrounded the hospital, blocking anyone from entering or exiting, then storming the facility – where they don’t belong for any reason… Hospital head Dr. Rafiq al-Husseini said staff were ordered to hand over patients’ records, including reasons for admittance. Israel wants information on inpatients and other released. Frequent arrests follow, including abducting the sick and wounded from hospital beds, a gross international law violation.”

T-Shirt-Gang_RelatedStudent Accused of Promoting Gang Culture for Wearing American Flag Shirt – by Mikael Thalen, PrisonPlanet.com – “Cole’s mother, Lori Carpenter, says she first became aware of the issue after Cole came home with his shirt on inside-out… ‘I asked him why,’ Carpenter told Fox40. ‘He said he was ‘dress coded’ at school because the stars were gang related.’.. According to Marysville Joint Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Ramiro Carreon, the shirt was flagged for containing colors and designs known to the local gang task force… ‘The red star on the Bear Flag, which represents the Lone Star flag flown above Monterey in 1836 during Juan Alvarado’s revolt against the Mexican government, is also used by the Norteño criminal street gang,’ Martin said. ‘Red is the gang’s color, the five points of the star represent ‘1+4’ and the 14th letter of the alphabet is ‘N.’.. ‘Inside the red star on Cole’s shirt, the number 31 is visible. The 31 on the shirt represents that California is the 31st state, but in gang iconography, 31 is the inverse of 13, which is used by the Sureño gang.’ ”

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Tony_Cartalucci-captionMultipolarism Solves Syria at the Source – US End Game in Syria is Just the Beginning for Wider Regional War – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “Reuters recently published an op-ed titled, ‘Syria’s one hope may be as dim as Bosnia’s once was,’ which argues that the only way the US can cooperate with Russia regarding Syria is if all players agree to a weakened, fragmented Syria… If this scheme sounds familiar, that is because this op-ed was authored by Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution – a corporate-financier funded think-tank that has in part helped engineer the chaos now consuming the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). O’Hanlon previously published a paper titled, ‘Deconstructing Syria: A new strategy for America’s most hopeless war,’ in which he also calls for the division and destruction of Syria… In it, O’Hanlon calls for the establishment of “safe zones,” the invasion and occupation of Syrian territory by US, European, and Persian Gulf special forces, the relaxing of criteria used to openly fund what would essentially be terrorists operating in Syria, and openly making the ousting of the Syrian government a priority on par with the alleged US fight against the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL).”

Kilmuckridge locals reclaim ‘repossessed’ supermarket – Co Wexford community protest and accuse security firm acting for Deloitte of trespass – by Tim O’Brien, IrishTimes.com – “According to the supermarket operator, Corrigan’s Londis in Kilmuckridge was taken over in the early hours of October 5th by men wearing balaclavas who forced their way into the premises and changed the locks… Hugh Corrigan, who lives near the business, was awoken by the property’s alarm system that rang in his home. Using an Ipad connected to the property’s CCTV, he was able to see the men entering the premises… Mr Corrigan immediately called the gardaí, but said he was told they had been warned in advance the action was a repossession, not a burglary… Following this protest, KTech security once more returned on Monday and began to remove stock from the Londis… However, after a large crowd assembled and gardaí arrived, KTech’s Kevin McGarry withdrew his staff and locals reclaimed the supermarket for Mr Corrigan.” (emph. added)

One_World-Many_HandsMoving Toward A One World Government, A One World Economy And A One World Religion – by Michael Snyder – “We are steamrolling toward a one world government, a one world economy and a one world religion… Of course we will not get there overnight.  It is going to take some time, and there are going to be quite a few bumps along the way.  In fact, I believe that our planet will experience an extreme amount of chaos before we actually get there… But every major crisis will be used as an excuse to advance this agenda.  Virtually every solution that the elite offer us will involve more globalization and more centralization.  We will be told that all of our problems will be solved if humanity will just come together in unity… For some, the goal of a “united planet” where we are all working together to eradicate things like poverty, war and disease makes all the sense in the world… For others, a one world government, a one world economy and a one world religion would simply mean setting the stage for ‘one world tyranny.’ ”

Everyone wrote off the Syrian army. Take another look now – All this is only the beginning of Mr Putin’s adventure in the Middle East – by Robert Fisk, Independent.co.uk – “Then along came Vladimir Putin with his air and missile fleets and suddenly the whole place is transformed. While we huffed and puffed that the Russians were bombing the “moderate” rebels – moderates who had earlier ceased to exist according to America’s top generals – we’ve been paying no attention to the military offensive which the Syrians themselves are now staging against the Nusra Front fighters around Aleppo and in the valley of the Orontes… Syrian commanders are now setting the coordinates for almost every Russian air strike. They were originally giving between 200 and 400 coordinates a night. Now the figure sometimes reaches 800. Not that the Russians are going after every map reference, of course. The Syrians have found that the Russians do not want to fire at targets in built-up areas; they intend to leave burning hospitals and dead wedding parties to the Americans in Afghanistan. This policy could always change, of course. No air force bombs countries without killing civilians. Nor without crossing other people’s frontiers.”

Putin-WeeklyPutin is Defeating More than ISIS in Syria – by F. William Engdahl – Journal-NEO.org – “Russia’s Putin is playing the role ever so elegantly, even gracefully, of the small boy in the Hans Christian Anderson classic fairy tale from 1837, The Emperor’s New Clothes. The boy stands with his mother amid thousands of other villagers in the crowd outside the vain Emperor’s palace balcony, where the disassociated king struts around the balcony naked, thinking he is wearing a magnificent new suit of clothes. The boy shouts, to the embarrassment of all servile citizens who pretend his clothes are magnificent, ‘Mother, look the Emperor has no clothes!’.. What do I mean? In the first four days of precision bombing of select sites in Syria Russian advanced fighter jets firing Kh-29L air-to-surface laser-guided missiles that strike targets with a precision less than two meters, managed to destroy key ISIS command centers, munitions depots and vital infrastructure… What the successful Russian precision airstrikes have done is expose in all its ugly nakedness the Emperor’s New Clothes. For more than one year, the Obama Administration claims it has committed the most awesome airpower on the planet allegedly to destroy ISIS, which has been described as a ‘ragtag band of militants running around the desert in basketball shoes.’.. Curiously, until last week, ISIS has only expanded its web of power in Syria and Iraq under US bombings. Now, within 72 hours, the Russian military, launching only 60 bombing runs in 72 hours, hitting more than 50 ISIS targets, has brought the ISIS combatants into what the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman described as a state of “panic” where more than 600 have deserted. And, according to Moscow, the fight is only beginning, expected, they say to last three to four months.”

6 Ways to Show the World is in Cognitive Dissonance – by Paul Philips, ActivistPost.com – “Given that the mainstream media acts as a vehicle for so much propaganda, lies and deception and the vast majority blindly accept what it says, paying scant attention to the contradictory evidence, this leads many into a state of cognitive dissonance when challenged with the truth while defending the mainstream media’s official version… With the masses not getting the big ‘hey wait a minute’ moment of realization accepting things that are in truth majorly not right, here are my 6 ways of showing that the world is therefore in a state of cognitive dissonance or even denial.”

Daily_SheeplePharma Giant Funded their Own Study Claiming Drug Was Safe for Kids — It was Actually Deadly – by Jay Syrmopoulos, TheDailySheeple.com – “Big pharma heavy-hitter GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) illegally influenced doctors to prescribe the antidepressant drug paroxetine (sold under the brand name Paxil) to teenagers and kids for years even though it was not FDA approved for use in adolescents… Not to be discouraged by pesky laws, GSK began a focused marketing blitz aimed at doctors, which was a huge success with over 2 million Paxil prescriptions being written for kids in 2002 alone… So why did doctors write over 2 million Paxil prescriptions for children when the drug was not even approved by the FDA for use in kids?.. GlaxoSmithKine actually funded a research study that was published in 2001, known as Study 329, which claimed to show that the drug was “well tolerated and effective” in children… A subsequent study, not funded by the pharmaceutical company, had drastically different conclusions…”

A Complete Meltdown In November: Cyclical Analyst Says Stocks May Start To Crash This Week – from TheDailySheeple.com – “Cyclical analyst Bo Polny of Gold 2020 Forecast utilizes advanced mathematical formulas and years of cyclical analysis to make forecasts about global stock markets. In late July he noted that U.S. stock markets had hit a top and that investors should prepare for a rapid down-move in the Dow Jones and other indexes. As we now know, that prediction has come to pass.”

OffGridWorldColorado county criminalizes self-reliance: Off-grid living punished like a crime – by Daniel Barker, NaturalNews.com – “In fact, in many places, off-grid living has been all but criminalized. Take, for instance, Costilla County, Colorado, one of the least populated counties in the state and an area where hundreds of people have been purchasing land and attempting to successfully live off-grid. Off-grid homesteaders are facing harassment from county authorities who make things difficult for anyone who dares to pursue a self-reliant lifestyle… The situation there has become so tense that there have recently been confrontations between authorities and off-grid landowners as the county attempts to essentially criminalize their lifestyle… The county is now proposing new land use regulations that will require electricity, water and sewer systems to be installed before landowners can obtain a building permit.” – Can we please say Agenda 21?

Former Prominent CIA Officer Shares Details Of The Government’s All Out War Against Whistleblowers With GeoengineeringWatch.org – by Kevin Shipp and Dane Wigington – “This secrecy agreement was originally designed to protect legitimate classified information, to protect military personnel during wartime and protect legitimate national defense information and technology… However, because of the binding power of the agreement, government agencies began using it as a powerful tool to silence federal employees who question the legality of certain government operations. It was the perfect tool to threaten, silence or jail any whistle blower who dared to challenge the secret operations of government… Today, the secrecy agreement is routinely used as an efficient weapon to intimidate or silence employees. Annual refresher briefings are given to remind employees of the penalties for violating the agreement. These penalties include huge fines, termination, financial ruin and even prison – all of which mean the destruction of their lives and their families. Most will not reveal any wrongdoing, no matter how egregious, for fear of calculated, severe retribution.”

Boom-SyriaSyrian jihadists feud & bomb each other over funds as Russian jets destroy supply lines – from RT.com – ” Russian attack jets have hit 51 Islamic State targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, including four command posts, six arms depots, a mortar battery, two underground bunkers, 32 field camps and six outposts… The strikes took place in the Latakia, Aleppo, Hama and Damascus provinces… The damage the Russian SU-34 jets caused to the underground bunkers was especially significant, Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said… They hit the terrorists’ underground infrastructure in Homs, which had allowed the militants to move undetected and increase their effectiveness in combat… The well-funded Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has been hiding whole weapons caches underground, which included explosive devices for carrying out terrorist attacks… A small missile factory was among the objects destroyed. However, these underground bases and conduits are believed to be widespread across Syria, so more work needs to be done, Konashenkov says… A frontline supply junction for transporting fuel, arms and food supply lines was also hit in the Damascus province.”

Russian president creating chaos in Syria by bombing terrorists: Clinton – from PressTV.ir – “US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused the Russian president of creating chaos in Syria by bombing terrorists there… Clinton made the comments during the first Democratic presidential debate of this year held on Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada… The former secretary of state said that she’d had some success dealing with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedov… But then Vladimir Putin again became president of Russia, she added, and ‘that did change the relationship.’.. ‘We have to stand up to his bullying, and specifically in Syria, it is important — and I applaud the administration because they are engaged in talks right now with the Russians to make it clear that they’ve got to be part of the solution to try to end that bloody conflict,’ she said.”

Lavrov: Show Us Your Fake “Free Syrian Army” – Russia is willing to coordinate with the “phantom” group, but nobody can seem to find them; except maybe on CNN – from TASS via Russia-Insider.com – ” ‘No one has told us where the Free Syrian Army operates or where and how the other units of the moderate opposition act,’ Lavrov said… ‘We will even be ready to establish contact with it, if these are indeed efficient armed groups of the patriotic opposition that consist of Syrians,’ the foreign minister added… So far, the Free Syrian Army remains a “phantom group,” he said. ‘Nothing is known about it,’ Lavrov said… Lavrov said he has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry to provide information on this group and its leadership… Last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ‘there is absolutely controversial information about this so-called army.’ – ‘What is Free Syrian Army? Is this an official term? Are they official armed forces or what is it,’ Peskov said.”

al-Baghdadi-ElliotReport: US, Turkish Intelligence Coordinated ISIL Leader’s Transfer to Turkey for Treatment – from english.FarsNews.com – “ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been transferred to Turkey for treatment through a series of coordination measures by the CIA after the notorious terrorist leader was severely injured in the Iraqi army’s airstrike on his convoy in Western Anbar province, media reports disclosed on Wednesday… ‘The CIA has drone coordination with the Turkish intelligence organization to transfer al-Baghdadi to Turkey,’ the Arabic-language al-Manar TV quoted unnamed sources as saying on Wednesday… The source said that two companions of al-Baghdadi who were also injured in the attack on the ISIL leader’s convoy and were captured by the Iraqi forces have confirmed that al-Baghdadi has been injured in the Sunday attack… A military statement by the Iraqi Army announced on Sunday that the Iraqi air force had bombed the convoy of al-Baghdadi while he was heading to Al-Karable to attend a meeting with ISIL commanders.”

Rise of the Nanobots – The World of Molecular Machines – by Nicholas West, TechSwarm.com – “One of the more controversial concepts in the area of nanotech is what has come to be known as The Singularity. Essentially, it is the mission to transcend biology. There are many ways The Singularity could ultimately come about, but one of them is molecular control via nanobots… Ray Kurzweil has written about nanobot medicine in terms of imagining Human Body 2.0, which will be a continuously modified and upgraded internal system that will optimize nutrition, repair damage and, ultimately, lead perhaps to immortality… Naturally, there are many ethical considerations that are hopefully debated along the way (note: like when?), but the rise of nanobots is not a conspiracy, nor can it be passed off as merely wishful thinking by those who desire to live forever… The following video from the American Chemical Society and the University of Nebraska posits a decidedly upbeat future where not only the human body is modified, but nearly everything we would interact with.” (emph. added)

David_Stockman-of-OMBWhy The Mania Is Getting Scary—-Central Bankers Are Running A Doomsday Machine – by David Stockman, DavidStockmansContraCorner.com – “If you need evidence that we are in the midst of a lunatic financial mania, just consider this summary from a Marketwatch commentator as to why markets are ripping higher this morning: ‘The dovish comments from both Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan are giving markets a big lift, and in the absence of negative data or news, I imagine this will continue to buoy the markets throughout the session,” Erlam said in emailed comments… ‘Yellen said gradual hikes are likely this year, but that the central bank will move cautiously……. the PBOC governor said he saw “more room” for China to ease policy if the economy stays soft and inflation continues to weaken.’.. Its just that frightfully simple. If any of the major central banks anywhere on the planet ease or even hint they might, the robo machines and day traders unleash an avalanche of buy orders and the stock averages jerk higher.”

Turkish PM Davutoglu tries to distance Daesh and Turkey, ends up saying they’re actually exactly the same – from Albawaba.com – “In what can only be described as a comical yet tragic error, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made a major mistake when describing the difference between Daesh’s Islamic theology and that of Turkey earlier this week… In an interview on Wednesday night with Turkish channel Show TV, the Turkish official attempted to distance Turkey from the group allegedly responsible for last week’s Ankara bombings, but instead accidentally suggested Daesh and Turkey hold the same religious views, saying: ‘There is a 360-degree, not 180-degree, difference between the Islam we defend and what Daesh has on its mind.’ – The gaffe comes after widespread criticism of alleged mishandling of intelligence by the Turkish government, which may have prevented the bombings at a peace rally which claimed 99 lives.”

Thomas_DrakeUS global assassination campaign kills numerous unreported civilians – from PressTV.ir – “(whistleblower) Thomas Drake told the Sputnik news agency on Thursday that America’s mass assassination program – that has mostly stayed in the dark over the years – has led to an untold number of civilian casualties… ‘We [the United States] have mass surveillance and we have a mass assassination program,’ Drake said. ‘It is two sides of the same coin.’.. On Wednesday, a new series of secret documents related to the US military’s “kill-capture” program were revealed by The Intercept… Based on the documents, the US military has conducted a 14-year-long program targeting high-value individuals that has led to the death of few terrorists and far more number of innocent civilians… ‘But it all gets lost in the sheer scope and scale of who’s dying at the other end,’ Drake added. ‘It’s an extraordinary tragedy… I call it the entrails of empire.’ ”

Geoengineering Cover Up Revealed in Lost 1978 Government Report – by Phillip Schneider, WakingTimes.com – “Just under 750 pages, the document from May of 1978 illustrates just how large the geoengineering, weather-modification cover-up really is. The beginning of the document reads as follows: ‘The Federal Government has been involved for over 30 years in a number of aspects of weather modification, through activities of both the Congress and the executive branch. Since 1947, weather modification bills pertaining to research support, operations, policy studies, regulations, liabilities, activity reporting, establishment of panels and committees, and international concerns have been introduced in the Congress. There have been hearings on many of these proposed measures, and oversight hearings have also been conducted on pertinent ongoing programs.’.. Although the document clearly states that the Federal Government has been involved in activities that involve weather modification, the general public is still largely unaware that this is even going on. Many still adamantly oppose the idea that this is even possible. If Congress has known about this since at least 1978, why is the public still so clueless about weather modification?”

Tsipras-applaudedGreece approves fresh austerity measures – from PressTV.ir – “In the early hours of Saturday, a majority of 154 lawmakers, out of a total of 300, supported the bill that entails further tax increases, pension cuts, and tougher fines for tax evasion… After a stormy debate between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party — backed by its coalition partner, the nationalist Independent Greeks (Anel) — and the entire opposition, 140 votes were counted against the bill in the single-chamber parliament… Tsipras says the reforms are “not new.” ‘You already knew them when you voted in favor of the July 13 (debt) accord’ with the European Union, he replied to lawmakers from all six opposition parties who had fiercely criticized the toughness of the reforms.”

US Takes Warmongering to Next Level With Missile Defense Test in Europe? – from SputnikNews.com – “Four US warships along forces from eight other nations will take part in the first missile defense exercise in Europe, the Stars and Stripes newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources in the US 6th Fleet… The collective missile defense system, which has both seaborne and land-based components, is still under development to counter the overhyped yet non-existent missile threat from Iran… The participating troops from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and the US will be tasked with intercepting an unarmed ballistic missile and an anti-ship projectile fired simultaneously from different locations… The war-games are aimed at improving coordination when dealing with multiple incoming missiles in what is often referred to as integrated air and missile defense.” – Wow, all of that “coordination” for the interception of 2 missiles? What about when there are a few dozen?

al_Sisi-Cant_refuseFarcical Egyptian Parliamentary Elections Underway – by Stephen Lendman, GlobalResearch.ca – “Elections underway are farcical by any standard, proceeding in two phases for 596 parliamentary seats (568 elected ones, the others Sisi-appointed) on October 18 and 19 in 14 governorates, then in 13 remaining ones on November 22 and 23… Run-offs will be held in districts with no clear winner. Final results are expected in December… Junta supporting candidates alone are participating. Legitimate regime opponents risk imprisonment or execution, one way or another excluded from the political process… Sisi urged Egyptians to “(l)ine up in front of polling stations and plant with your votes the hope for a bright tomorrow for our new Egypt” – impossible with him in charge. Despotism isn’t democracy… Junta power rules ruthlessly. Fundamental freedoms don’t exist. Tens of thousands of regime opponents languish in gulag hell – guilty of challenging tyranny… Journalist Khaled Dawoud said ‘(t)here are no big issues being discussed…(I)t’s not an election of ideas. (Candidates) are competing over who will be’ Sisi stooges.”

Russia Destroys The Greater Israel Dream – by Taxi, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The ‘dream destroyed’ being the current unspoken reality, Israel is left with no expedient and transforming choices. It cannot go to direct war with a more powerful Russia and win back domination over Levant skies and waters. It couldn’t even defeat Hezbollah who lack any form of Air Power back in 2006. And more frustratingly for Israel, it cannot blackmail, coerce or buy President Putin either. Moreover, presently under the leadership of Obama, it is clear that America is not prepared to go to direct war with any nation, let alone Russia, on behalf of Israel. The current architects of expansionist Zionism are at a complete and utter loss to recognize all these chokehold factors – blood is draining from their faces. No more meetings over what Arab country to genocide next so as to steal more land and resources, the issue now is not when and how the Zionist dream can be finally fulfilled, but how to safely bring the corpse-dream back from the dead without anyone noticing.”

Inexplicable Moon Anomalies Reveal Deception About Outer Space (with Video)– by Makia Freeman, WakingTimes.com – “Moon anomalies are nothing new, there are many people, including mainstream Western scientists, who have pointed out numerous highly strange and irregular things about the moon. A few years ago David Icke brought the book Who Built The Moon? by Chris Knight and Alan Butler to attention, and concluded that the moon is an unnatural object that has been placed there for some reason – possibly as a broadcasting station. Icke further linked the moon to Saturn, and theorized that the “Matrix” in which we live is actually a program originally broadcast by Saturn and amplified by the moon. He called it the Saturn-Moon-Matrix… Now, with consumer technology rapidly advancing all the time, there are many people pointing their video cameras up at the night sky … with incredible results. More confirmation that all is not as it seems in outer space is the most visually fascinating of the latest moon anomalies: the lunar wave.”

Scientists develop GMO polio viruses to inject into children as profit-generating cancer treatment – by Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com – “This all sounds good, except for the fact that the plan is to inject this GMO virus directly into children’s brains. It’s unclear from the available literature exactly how long the researchers tested the PVS-RIPO before declaring it to be safe, but nearly every GMO currently on the market was only tested for a maximum of 90 days by its manufacturer prior to gaining approval… ‘PVS-RIPO is infused directly into a patients’ tumor (e.g. in the brain),’ say developers. ‘This assures that the maximal amount of virus is delivered directly to the tumor.’.. And while the Duke press release originally stated that ‘there have been no toxic side effects with PVS-RIPO whatsoever’ (this has since been removed without explanation), an earlier release by the Cancer Network that contains more thorough clinical trial data suggests otherwise. According to Phase I trial data, adverse events associated with PVS-RIPO include hemiparesis (paralysis), intracranial hemorrhage at catheter removal, lymphopenia (abnormally low lymphocyte levels in the blood), seizure, hyperglycemia, lethargy, headache, diarrhea, paresthesia and hyperbilirubinemia…” – What could go wrong?

mike_Adams3Imminent false flag attack on American soil to invoke government suspension of Bill of Rights, total censorship of internet free speech… Health Ranger Report this Friday on TalkNetwork.com – by Mike Adames, NaturalNews.com – “The corrupt, criminal regime currently occupying Washington D.C. is losing its grip over America. The wild popularity of Donald Trump reflects America’s loss of false faith in the institutions of government and mainstream media. The American people are tired of being lied to and are waking up to the reality of how they have been propagandized, controlled and imprisoned by a totalitarian regime that respects no law or individual liberty… This Friday on TalkNetwork.com, I unveil shocking details about the massive false flag attack that’s coming to America… and how it will be immediately followed by a government push for total control of all online information coupled with a suspension of the First Amendment.” – Tune in to the Health Ranger Report on TalkNetwork.com this Friday, 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern to hear the full details.

Truth about 9/11 would take down the US as a global empire: Kevin Barrett – from PressTV.ir – “Dr. Barrett said everyone in the United States believes that George W. Bush deserves blame for the September 11, 2001 attacks… ‘According to Jeb Bush, the brother of George Bush, Jeb being the apparent favorite candidate to win the Republican nomination for president, at least until Trump emerged, Jeb is now on the defensive, arguing that his brother George W. Bush was not responsible and there’s no blame for the 9/11 attacks… ‘In August of 2001, George W. Bush received the president’s daily briefing from the CIA, and it was headlined, ‘Bin Laden determined to attack in the United States’. Bush whipped his neck around and angrily screamed, ‘Well, you’ve covered your ass now,’ ‘ Dr. Barrett said… ‘Of course, the ungenerous interpretation of this is that Bush knew full well that plans were proceeding apace for the big public relations event in September, and he did not appreciate the CIA briefer covering his posterior while passing the buck up to the president,’ he added.”

Greece, lenders start talks on economic reforms under bailout deal – from PressTV.ir – “According to a statement by the Greek Finance Ministry, the high-level talks began on Wednesday between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and representatives of the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), known as Greece’s troika of international lenders, in Athens… A representative of European Stability Mechanism was also present in the talks… The statement further said the negotiations will continue later in the day, with the participants planning to review Greece’s public finances, the 2016 budget and tax legislation… The government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his left-wing Syriza party came to power in January on a vow to end the Greek people’s economic sufferings caused by the international bailout program… However, he bowed to the European pressure and finally accepted the daunting reforms demanded by the creditors to keep the debt-ridden country afloat.”

‘Have you any common sense?’ – Putin throws BBC journalist’s questions back in his face.

BARDA: Genome Hygiene Authority or Vaccination Police Force? (w/Video & Research links)– by Kenny Valenzuela, ActivistPost.com – “BARDA, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, sounds a bit too similar to DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – doesn’t it? Kenny Valenzuela takes a look at the goals of this organization and the strange language that is being used.” (emph. added)

EXPOSED: The REAL cause of the sudden Syrian migrant crisis into Europe – from TheRightScoop.com – ” ‘So yes, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which is a fascist and indeed a racist who wants only Turkish people to be in his border. He is bringing Turkish people from every place to fight President Assad to CHANGE the demographic structure of Syria… And we have reliable information…that there was a kind of demographic replacement inside Syria nearby the city of Ar-Raqqa. There are two Chinese villages. The people, the Arab citizens from those villages were killed or displaced and Erdogan and ISIS brought Chinese Uyghurs to settle in those two villages. The Syrian people told me this story and they said we call it now the two Chinese villages… Another issue. The Syrian migrators – you know what happened in Europe in the last few weeks? Those people were displaced by some people in the North of Syria. Erdogan brought hundreds, thousands of Turkmen minorities to settle in those villages to the North of Aleppo on the border strip.‘ ”

Julia-AutisticSesame Street rolls out autistic muppet to ‘normalize’ vaccine injured children… follows Elmo push for mass vaccinations – by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com – “In yet another sickening example of the absolute mental derangement of modern society, Sesame Street has rolled out its first autistic muppet named “Julia,” says the Sesame Street website… The rollout of autistic Julia is Sesame Street’s attempt to “normalize” vaccine injuries and depict those victimized by vaccines as happy, “amazing” children rather than admitting the truth that vaccines cause autism in some children and we should therefore make vaccines safer and less frequent to save those children from a lifetime of neurological damage.”

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli Colonel Leading ISIL Terrorists Captured in Iraq – from english.FarsNews.com – “Noting that he was arrested along with a number of ISIL terrorists, the commander said, ‘The Israeli colonel’s name is Yusi Oulen Shahak and is ranked colonel in Golani Brigade of the Zionist regime’s army with the security and military code of Re34356578765az231434.’.. He said that the relevant bodies are now interrogating the Israeli colonel to understand the reasons behind his fighting alongside the ISIL forces and the presence of other Zionist officers among ISIL terrorists… The Iraqi security forces said the captured colonel has already made shocking confessions… Several ISIL militants arrested in the last one year had already confessed that Israeli agents from Mossad and other Israeli espionage and intelligence bodies were present in the first wave of ISIL attacks on Iraq and capture of Mosul in Summer 2014, but no ranking Israeli agent had been arrested.”

Agenda_2030-BergoglioAgenda 2030: Bankrupting the Third World, One Country at a Time – by Rusticus, ActivistPost.com – “While the true scope and depravity held in store for Africa at COP21 won’t be known to us until later this year, at least one nation, Ghana, has submitted its draft budget to the United Nations in advance of the Conference. The projected cost figure, if accurate, would be the next in a long chain of abuses against Ghana by Globalist entities like the IMF and multinational corporations alike… Ghana finds itself precariously situated between the geopolitical aims of two power factions on the “2D Chessboard” in the form of the Anglo-American Establishment and China. American colonization of Ghana by corporate entities and NGOs, draping themselves in the facade of benevolence, have a consistent track-record of introducing eugenic experiments in the region, often masked as philanthropy; “feeding the hungry” and “healing the sick” are the constant clarion calls of these wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

Police destroy 90-year-old woman’s home in drug raid, find nothing – by Daniel Barker, NaturalNews.com – “Another example of overzealous police trampling on the rights of ordinary citizens has surfaced, this time involving a 90-year-old Florida woman whose home was ransacked in a drug raid that turned up nothing… In December 2014, officers from the Riviera Beach Police Department conducted a raid on the elderly woman’s home based on the mistaken belief that drugs were being sold there… According to the woman, who asked not to be identified, the police targeted the wrong home. ‘I don’t know how the cops got in here,’ she recalls. ‘The noise woke me up when something said, ‘Boom!’ Like a bomb or something.’.. Apparently, the police broke down the senior citizen’s door and used a flash bang device during the raid, which shattered windows in the front of her home.”

Nat_Geo-War-on-ScienceNational Geographic now conspires with poison-pushing corporations to destroy the very planet it once photographed – by Julie Wilson, NaturalNews.com – “(National Geographic) is now aggressively promoting industry-backed “science,” including the claim that water fluoridation is completely safe and anyone who questions it is a disreputable conspiracy theorist…  …the largely influential scientific nonprofit is now dedicated to pushing the agenda of corporations poisoning and destroying the planet…. For those of us who are science-literate, Nat Geo’s March 2015 cover is shocking. The issue attempts to confuse readers by comparing wild conspiracy theories, such as the assertion that the U.S. moon landing was faked, with justifiable concerns over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the correlation between vaccines and autism.”

US shale producers have $150bn in debt – Rosneft CEO – from RT.com – ” The breakeven price for difficult to extract shale oil is $85-$98 a barrel, according to Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, which is putting US producers deep in debt… ‘The total debt of only 25 companies engaged in the extraction of shale oil is about $150 billion,’ said Sechin speaking at the Eurasian Forum in Verona, Italy, TASS reports… According Sechin it’s the United States not to OPEC that controls the global oil market. ‘OPEC is no longer the regulator, its meeting on October 21 [with non-OPEC members] did not bring any decisions,’ according to Sechin… Last week, the head of Russia’s biggest oil company said Riyadh has been actively dumping and cutting prices to secure its share of the market and gain new ones. Some European countries are now buying Saudi oil for the first time.”

Americas-BlindsThings Are Getting Scary: Global Police, Precrime and the War on Domestic ‘Extremists’ – by John W. Whitehead, TheDailySheeple.com – “Under the guise of fighting violent extremism “in all of its forms and manifestations” in cities and communities across the world, the Obama administration has agreed to partner with the United Nations to take part in its Strong Cities Network program. Funded by the State Department through 2016, after which “charities are expected to take over funding,” the cities included in the global network include New York City, Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, Paris, London, Montreal, Beirut and Oslo… Working with the UN, the federal government will train local police agencies across America in how to identify, fight and prevent extremism, as well as address intolerance within their communities, using all of the resources at their disposal… What this program is really all about, however, is community policing on a global scale.”

The Islamic State Meets The Laws Of Economics – by Felix Imonti, InformationClearingHouse.info – ” ‘Return of the Gold Dinar’ continues the IS practice of tying every action to the Abbasid Caliphate that ruled much of the Middle Eastern region from 750 to the middle of the thirteenth century. What was an Islamic Empire not much different from the Persian and Egyptian Empires before it minted its own coinage.  The new coins are to display religious symbols like those on the original coins.  Baghdadi would like his followers to imagine that they are a continuation of the long ago caliphate with only a mere seven hundred and fifty years disruption… The idea is not new. The proposal to create a gold Dinar was advocated in 2002 when Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad of Malaysia presented it at the Organization of the Islamic Conference. The problems in the economies of Moslem societies were attributed to foreign domination and a gold currency was to be the means of escaping dollar domination by creating a Moslem economic community… Daesh’s monetary problem is not domination by the USD. Rather, it is that the erasing of the borders between Iraq and Syria did not change the line drawn by two separate economies using two different currencies… If Daesh intends to create a single economy, it must create a common currency that will enable buyers and sellers to agree upon a price for goods and services without having to first decide upon an exchange rate.”

Russia-vs-ISISUS-Turkey “Buffer Zone” to Save ISIS, Not Stop Them – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “Revealing the true nature of NATO’s “buffer zones” and the fact that they are aimed at saving, not stopping ISIS, Al Nusra, and other Al Qaeda linked extremist factions, further undermines the moral, political, diplomatic, and even strategic viability of this plan. By revealing to the world the true solution to solving the “ISIS problem” – cutting their fighters off from their Western and Arabian state-sponsors, opens the door to more aggressive – not to mention more effective – measures to defeat them both in Syria and elsewhere… That Russia has already begun taking these measures means that that window has closed further still for the US. The only question now will be whether the US concedes defeat, or escalates dangerously toward war with Russia to save a policy that has not only utterly failed, but has already been exposed to the world as a criminal conspiracy.”


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Russian_SU-34-JetFighters‘A step closer to war’: UK pilots given green light to shoot down hostile Russian jets in Syria – by Romil Patel, uk.BusinessInsider.com – ” ‘The first thing a British pilot will do is to try to avoid a situation where an air-to-air attack is likely to occur — you avoid an area if there is Russian activity,’ an unidentified source from the UK’s Permanent Joint Headquarters told the Sunday Times. ‘But if a pilot is fired on or believes he is about to be fired on, he can defend himself. We now have a situation where a single pilot, irrespective of nationality, can have a strategic impact on future events.’.. The RAF Tornado aircraft will be armed with heat-seeking Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles — ASRAAMs, also called AIM-132 missiles. These weapons, which cost 200,000 pounds each, can reach triple the speed of sound and have a longer range than other air-to-air missiles, allowing RAF pilots to shoot down enemy aircraft without being targeted themselves.”

Vaccination: how the West invades the world – by Jon Rappoport, ActivistPost.com – “In recent years (think Swine Flu, SARS, and other fake epidemics), the World Health Organization has played a major role in insisting—with threats of sanctions and quarantines and travel advisories—that nations vaccinate their citizens to the hilt, in order to protect the world against “the deadly spread of viruses.”.. The WHO wields significant power in this regard. It is a pharmaceutical enforcer… Here is the second aspect of the vaccination-invasion: the local leaders of “backward” nations stand to gain from the vaccine ruse… Instead of having to admit they are causing widespread death and devastation by maintaining poverty, hunger, starvation, unsanitary overcrowded living conditions, and contaminated water supplies—all of this on purpose, in order to keep their populations weak and under control…”

Mideast_Refugees-AustriaTrouble in Paradise: German Officials Hide Refugee Crimes, Fearing Backlash – from SputnikNews.com – “Authorities in Germany are deliberately keeping quiet about crimes occurring in refugee shelters, especially those involving brutality against women, as the country’s policy of taking in asylum-seekers and providing them with sustenance and a monthly stipend has enraged many, who see the massive influx of young, mostly male Muslims as a threat… Merkel Under Pressure Over Refugees as Opposition Spills on to Streets
Germany is failing to control rampant crime among its new refugee population, but authorities are afraid to disclose the matter to the press. The influx has already enraged many ordinary Germans, who made their opinions known in Dusseldorf and other cities for the first time last year during anti-Islamisation protests. The country is expected to take in 1.5 million refugees in 2015, according to the Telegraph, which cited leaked government figures on Monday.”

Big_ZuckerbergFacebook Reportedly Censoring Anti-TPP Posts (w/Video) – by Kit Daniels, PrisonPlanet.com – “Within the first 30 minutes of its publication on Infowars.com, the article entitled TPP to Kill Thousands by Expanding Monopoly Power of Drug Companies would constantly hit around 50 shares on the embedded Facebook counter, but then the counter would drop dramatically, as shown in these videosThis occurred several times over the 30 minute period and an investigation by IT staff found nothing unusual that could be interfering with the counter… Facebook was similarly censoring an anti-GMO article back in July… ‘We’ve seen thousands of reports regarding the censorship of content by Facebook and others regarding the TPP, Monsanto and similar topics,’ Anthony Gucciardi said regarding the censored article. ‘The bottom line here is that this article [was] being blocked across numerous platforms under the guise of a ‘security’ threat, when we know full well that these sites are perfectly safe.’.. The social media giant was also suppressing an article exposing the “Pope Kid” incident in which amnesty activists staged a PR stunt involving Pope Francis to promote illegal immigration.”

Facebook illegally tracks internet users’ behavior and location even if they don’t have accounts, EU report claims – by Jonathan Benson, NaturalNews.com – “Entitled From social media service to advertising network: A critical analysis of Facebook’s Revised Policies and Terms, the paper explains how Facebook’s data collection and tracking protocols are ethically and morally questionable, at best. Facebook’s contract terms, in fact, are so unfair and stacked against users that they blatantly violate European consumer protection law, according to experts… And opting out of Facebook’s Orwellian data-mining schemes is difficult, if not impossible, warns the paper, as users must first navigate an intricate web of difficult-to-find “opt-out” sections buried deeply within the site, and in multiple locations. In other words, Facebook is going to track and monitor you whether you like it or not, and sell this information to unnamed third parties and other sources… …even non-users are having their privacy violated by Facebook, something that the Facebook’s European Public Policy Vice President Richard Allen recently admitted to in a blog post.” (emph. added)

Germans Could Have Their Children Snatched For Anti-Migrant Facebook Posts – Opposing influx of “refugees” puts people at risk of being fired – by Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com – “Germans who make racist anti-migrant posts could have their children snatched by the state and be fired from their jobs, according to the German Lawyers’ Association… In an article entitled Racism and parenting: Threatening loss of custody?, lawyer Eva Becker, Chair of the Working Group on Family Law in the German Bar Association, outlines the conditions under which “xenophobic” Facebook posts could lead to parents being targeted… Although Becker asserts that merely opposing the settlement of migrants in Germany would not lead to parental rights being terminated, such views could easily lead to someone being fired from their job… Expressing a desire for violence against the migrants would constitute evidence enough for a family court to remove children from the home, according to Becker… While this appears to be a high bar, idle threats of violence are made by countless people on the Internet every day, with the vast majority going completely unpunished.”

ISIS-Toyotas-at-DuskThe Mystery of ISIS’ Toyota Army Solved – by Tony Cartalucci, GlobalResearch.ca – “The mystery of how hundreds of identical, brand-new ISIS-owned Toyota trucks have made it into Syria is solved. Not only has the US and British government admitted in the past to supplying them, their military forces and intelligence agencies ply the borders of Turkey, Jordan, and even Iraq where these fleets of trucks must have surely passed on their way to Syria – even if other regional actors supplied them. While previous admissions to supplying the vehicles implicates the West directly, that nothing resembling interdiction operations have been set up along any of these borders implicates the West as complicit with other parties also supplying vehicles to terrorists inside of Syria.”

Warning to activists: Grassroots movements being systematically infiltrated by big industry operatives – by Julie Wilson NaturalNews.com – “Big industry special-ops hijack grassroots movement by infiltrating controlled opposition in top leadership roles
Public opinion is a powerful thing, and big business knows it. With the media under control, their most feared opposition are activists and the grassroots movements they organize… The playbook for evil and corrupt industries like Big Pharma and Big Agra, namely Monsanto, is to hijack grassroots movements by infiltrating its top leaders with controlled opposition, particularly those in positions with admin controls… Natural News has now witnessed the infiltration of grassroots movements in two major cities with two different initiatives, both of which severely threatened the reputation and profits of prominent corporations.”

Obama Administration plotting adult vaccination mandates – from NaturalNews.com – “In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is plotting a new program to track Americans’ vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to “encourage” more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will. Federal bureaucrats and crony capitalists set to profit from the proposal claim the goal is to improve “public health,” and establishment media outlets have largely parroted that line so far. However, critics of the unconstitutional scheme, formally dubbed the “National Adult Immunization Plan”[1] (NAIP), say the ultimate goal is to forcibly vaccinate all Americans and move toward a radical new healthcare paradigm in which medical “treatment” is delivered at gunpoint. (Story by Alex Newman, republished from TheNewAmerican.com)… ‘The noose being tightened around the necks of our children is being thrown over the necks of adults as well,’ Wrangham said. ‘The tightening of that noose is growing daily in an attempt to strangle vaccine freedom of choice by eradicating the ethical principle of informed consent.’ ”

Anton_GerashchenkoTop Ukraine official backs idea ‘to help ISIS take revenge on Russian soldiers in Syria’  – from RT.com – ” ‘I think that their faces [on TV] will be enough, so that Islamic State militants and their supporters in Russia, the majority of whom are in the Caucasus region, could then find them and take revenge [on them] under Sharia law,’ the Facebook user wrote to Gerashchenko… Gerashchenko, who also attached an RT video showing Russian military jets in Syria in his post, seemed to be inspired by the idea. He urged everyone who has any information about Russian servicemen fighting ISIS in Syria to report the data on the volunteer-made Mirotvorec (Peacekeeper) website. For such information, there would be a special section, entitled “Putin’s crimes in Syria and Middle East.”.. The majority of Gerashchenko’s Facebook friends supported the idea, calling it “brilliant” and “effective.” However, not everyone got motivated by such a call.”

US nursing Daesh in Afghanistan: Russia officials – from PressTV.ir – “Russian officials have suggested that the United States is plotting the deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan and the expansion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group there… The officials made the remarks during a security conference in Moscow, Russia Today reported on Thursday… Addressing the event, Zamir Kabulov, the Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan, said, on several occasions, Taliban groups which had refused to join Daesh were “set up” to be targeted by US airstrikes… ‘The Afghan Army practically has no aircraft. Only the Americans do. These details bring some very bad thoughts and concerns. We have to take them into account and draw conclusions accordingly,’ the official said… ‘It seems like someone’s hand is pushing freshly trained ISIL (Daesh) fighters to mass along Afghanistan’s northern border. They don’t fight foreign or Afghan government troops,’ Kabulov noted.”

Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S. – by Pamela Geller, Breitbart.com – “What is a global police force doing in our cities? This is exactly the abdication of American sovereignty that I warned about in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America. The Obama Department of Justice made it clear that it was exactly that when it distributed a press release last week announcing the ‘Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism.’ In that press release, the DoJ complained that ‘while many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale.’.. So if the local and municipal effort to counter the euphemistic and disingenuous “violent extremism” is inadequate and hasn’t developed ‘systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale,’ the feds – and the UN – have to step in.(emph. added)

As Russia Bombs ISIS, US Bombs Syrian Civilian Power Stations – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “…the United States launched a bombing mission of its own against two power plants in Aleppo… The power plants were located in al-Rudwaniya east of Aleppo and resulted in power outages affecting the Syrian people, adding to the American tradition of bombing civilian infrastructure instead of ISIS and other terrorist targets in Syria. The power outages only further contribute to the misery surrounding the people of Aleppo who have been bombarded by barbarians funded by the United States and NATO, intent of raping and beheading their way through the city and declaring their caliphate of pre-civilization on civilized people… It should also be noted that the US bombing campaign is a violation of international law, unlike the Russian campaign where Russian forces were invited in to the country by the legitimate government… The United States has long maintained that its bombing campaign was directed at ISIS but, to date, very little damage has been done to ISIS structures, facilities, or personnel by any American airstrikes.”

IDF-at-Al-AqsaNetanyahu’s End Game: Annexation of East Jerusalem? – by Anthony Bellchambers, GlobalResearch.ca – “It is reported today that: ‘Tensions have surged in 11 days of violence in which four Israelis and 17 Palestinians ­ including several Palestinians shot by police, have been killed in Jerusalem, the Israeli­-occupied West Bank, Gaza and in Israeli cities.’.. This violent unrest has been provoked by the Israeli government’s apparent attempt to change the long-established and sensitive, religious control by Muslim elders of the al­-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest shrine. This action has clearly been pre­meditated by a Likud government with full knowledge of the inevitable consequences.”

Could Eating Honey Be A Form of Microbial Time Travel? – by Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo.com – “Did you know that there are billions of years of biological information encoded within your cells, and that depending on what you do or do not eat, the information is activated or remains latent?.. It is a biological fact that the distant past is embedded within the present. No one could have described this more aptly and tangibly than Thich Nhat Han when he said: ‘If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.’ ”

Israeli-Settlers-throw-stonesNetanyahu Unleashes Settler Attacks, Targets Palestinian Hospitals and Patients – by Stephen Lendman, SJLendman.blogspot.co.uk – “Netanyahu-ordered state terror continues raging with no end in sight. Heavily armed soldiers, militarized police, border guards and other security forces are systematically terrorizing Palestinians – beating, wounding and murdering them in cold blood…Police states operate this way, Israel one of the vilest, run by Arab-hating fascists, criminal thugs by any standard, unrestrained brutality their mode of operation – fully supported by Washington…Netanyahu unleashed extremist settlers to commit “vigilante attacks against Palestinians,” the Yesh Din human rights group explained.”

California mandatory vaccination bill allows courts to order forced injection of neurotoxins into developing children – by Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com – “Reports indicate that some public school systems, including the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), are already throwing some students out of class for not having been injected with neurotoxin-laden jabs like MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), even though no student with a religious or medical exemption is required to be vaccinated until after SB 277 comes into effect on July 1, 2016… Confusion is already running rampant as school districts, daycare facilities and other educational facilities prematurely bar students from attending classes based on a misunderstanding of what SB 277 entails. Thanks to the poor leadership of the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, who failed to instruct schools on how to handle SB 277’s implementation, school districts across the state are breaking the law by interfering with their students’ ability to obtain a public education.”

Google degenerates into Ministry of Truth; all knowledge must now be pre-approved by search algorithm – by Jonathan Benson, NaturalNews.com – Gone are the days when you could search Google and pull up neutral, relevant content appropriate to your search query. The search engine giant is reportedly pioneering a new search algorithm that will tailor search results not based on popularity or accuracy, but rather on what Google itself deems to be truthful or untruthful… The world’s new “Ministry of Truth”, Google believes that screening and censoring information requested by its users will help avoid “websites full of misinformation” from showing up at the top of the search list. Known as the “Knowledge Vault,” the novel algorithm is described by The New American as ‘an automated and super-charged version of Google’s manually compiled fact database called Knowledge Graph.’.. ‘[The Knowledge Vault] promises to let Google answer questions like an oracle rather than a search engine, and even to turn a new lens on human history,’ wrote Hal Hodson for NewScientist about the project.”

Forget Polar Bears – New Study Claims Kidney Disease Due to Global Warming! – by Bernie Suarez, ActivistPost.com – “In a move that serves as a reminder of the prevalence of lack of integrity within the Western medical industry, as well as the commitment to federally funded non-scientific political propaganda, Dr. Richard Johnson researcher at University of Colorado Anschutz has recently declared that a rare kidney disease observed in Central American sugar cane worker is caused by, get this, “global warming.”.. ‘This could be the first epidemic directly caused by global warming,’ said Johnson, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a world-renowned expert on the underlying causes of obesity, kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension. ‘Some districts of Nicaragua have been called the ‘land of widows’ due to the high mortality rates occurring among the male workers from chronic kidney disease.’.. This latest shockingly dishonest and almost laughable medical political claim serves to remind us that modern-day Western medicine and politically funded government “scientists” will stop at nothing to promote the agendas of their masters who apparently now go well beyond just the pharmaceutical industry.

Medicated_andAmericans now PROUD to be medicated with mind-altering drugs: #MedicatedAndMighty hashtag now being used by total zombies sporting bags full of prescription drugs – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “As reported by the left-leaning Buzzfeed news site, #MedicatedAndMighty is a hashtag developed by Erin Jones, a blogger who posted a photo on her Facebook page of her holding a pair of prescriptions for psychotropic drugs after being offline for a while, with this accompanying explanation: ‘So this also happened yesterday. I have tried living this life without prescription help. It seems to have me on top of the world one minute and rocking in the corner the next. There is no consistency. I’m done with that. Anxiety and antidepressant medication to the rescue. Sometimes, folks, we just need help.”.. Jones told the online publication that she made her revealing post in order to bring attention to the issue of “mental health” and to be open and honest about her life.”

Medical madness: CDC names 271 new vaccinations – how many will be mandated at gunpoint? – by Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com – “Children born in America today are subjected to at least 56 doses of 14 different vaccines before the age of 18, an incredible number compared to what children received back in the 1950s and 1960s. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is gleefully awaiting the arrival of some 271 more vaccines which, when they become commercialized, will generate an additional $100 billion for vaccine companies by the year 2025… Vaccines for allergies, autoimmune disease and even cancer are all making their way through the development pipeline, where they could one day end up on the “mandatory” vaccine schedule that children are required to receive, unless they opt for an exemption, before being allowed to attend school.” (emph. added)

I didn’t think TTIP could get any scarier, but then I spoke to the EU official in charge of it – by John Hilary, Independent.co.uk – “In our meeting, I challenged Malmström over the huge opposition to TTIP across Europe. In the last year, a record three and a quarter million European citizens have signed the petition against it. Thousands of meetings and protests have been held across all 28 EU member states, including a spectacular 250,000-strong demonstration in Berlin this weekend… When put to her, Malmström acknowledged that a trade deal has never inspired such passionate and widespread opposition. Yet when I asked the trade commissioner how she could continue her persistent promotion of the deal in the face of such massive public opposition, her response came back icy cold: ‘I do not take my mandate from the European people.’

Greek Cash Ban Escalates: ‘Permanent’ Stricter “Capital Controls” On 3 Million Pensioners, Civil Servants Imposed – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “In a stunning move towards the elites’ endgame of ‘banning cash’, Greek authorities unveiled stricter capital controls for civil servants and pensioners this weekend. By drastically limiting cash withdrawals and forcing the more ‘controllable’ compulsory use of plastic money, Greek authorities hope to stop tax evasion through the use of ‘fake cash registers’… As KeepTakingGreece.com reports, A shock-measure: civil servants and pensioners will be subject to stricter capital controls than the rest of the Greeks. They will be able to withdraw only €150 per week – with the cash withdrawal cap being €420 per week – that is a total of €600 per month. The rest of their wage or pension they will have to spend by using debit or credit card.’.. The news fell like a bombshell on Saturday evening and spoiled the weekend of millions of Greeks. It will probably spoil the rest of their lives too.’

Jens_Stoltenberg-PokingNATO ready to help Turkey against Russia: Stoltenberg – from PressTV.ir – “The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced its readiness to “help” its member state Turkey, more than a week after Russian jets, carrying airstrikes in Syria, strayed into Turkish airspace… ‘Turkey is a strong ally and they have the second-largest army. They have a capable air force, so the Turkish armed forces are the first responders, but NATO is there to help and assist them if they need,’ NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday… The Turkish military said it had scrambled two F-16 warplanes on October 3 after a Russian fighter jet crossed into its airspace near the southern province of Hatay.” – Note: “Turkey’s airspace” was a claimed 5 km “buffer zone” inside Syria.

Western (NATO) Aid to Terrorists: Iraqi Forces Seize US-Supplied Anti-Armor Missiles from ISIS in Fallujah – by Fars News Agency, GlobalResearch.ca – “The Iraqi army and volunteer forces discovered US-made military hardware and ammunition, including anti-armor missiles, in terrorists’ positions and trenches captured during the operations in the Fallujah region in Al-Anbar province… The Iraqi forces found a huge volume of advanced TOW-II missiles from the Takfiri terrorists in al-Karama city of Fallujah… The missiles were brand new and the ISIL had transferred them to Fallujah to use them against the Iraqi army’s armored units… Iraqi officials have on different occasions blasted the US and its allies for supplying the ISIL in Syria with arms and ammunition under the pretext of fighting the Takfiri terrorist group… ‘The military hardware and weapons had been airdropped by the US-led warplanes and choppers for the ISIL in the nearby areas of Beiji,’ military sources told FNA.”

Libyan_refugee_boatUN Security Council Authorizes EU Naval Forces to Attack Vessels Transporting Refugees in the Mediterranean – by Abayomi Azikiwe, GlobalResearch.ca – “A vote by the Security Council of 14 to 1 empowers European Union (EU) Naval forces to purportedly halt and turn back vessels that are transporting migrants across the Mediterranean into Southern Europe. Only the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela abstained in the decision… This renewed effort is called “Operation Sophia” consisting of six naval war ships from the EU in constant patrols off the coast of Libya. These vessels have been given the ability to halt, seize, detain and destroy boats utilized by human traffickers bringing thousands to Europe every week… A statement issued by the EU operations said “Assets will conduct boarding, search, seizure and diversion, on the high seas, of vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling or trafficking.” One Italian aircraft carrier, a French frigate and another from Britain, along with a Spanish ship and two German ones will be spearheading the mission, which follows in the same pattern as the EU anti-piracy expeditions off the Horn of Africa.”

US Senate Hearing Discusses Using Refugees as Human Shields in Syria – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “A recent US Senate hearing regarding Russia’s ongoing air campaign in Syria plumbed dark depths when it was actually proposed by retired US Army General John M. Keane that “free zones” be established for armed militants, and populated with refugees to deter Russian attacks. In essence, General Keane’s plan is to use refugees as human shields, and leverage any attack on this established “free zone” as a means of manipulating public opinion… The recent multinational anti-terror operation led by Russia at the request of the Syrian government has dealt the United States and its narrative regarding its own military intervention in Syria a severe blow… It has become abundantly clear that not only has the United States been arming and funding extremists inside of Syria, including groups operating in tandem with listed terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra Front, it also appears that the US has feigned its campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL)… While the US now poses as determined to “defeat” ISIS in Syria, just last year talking points circulated about instead “containing” the terrorist organization within Syria – essentially letting it ravage the country, degrade the fighting capacity of the Syrian government and hopefully, lead to the collapse of Damascus.

mq-9_Reaper-Keeping_PeaceA New Snowden? Whistleblower Leaks Trove of Documents on Drones & Obama’s Assassination Program – from DemocracyNow.org – “Newly leaked government documents have provided an unprecedented window into the secret U.S. drone assassination program across the globe. In “The Drone Papers,” The Intercept reveals drone strikes have resulted from unreliable intelligence, stemming in large part from electronic communications data, or “signals intelligence,” that officials acknowledge is insufficient. The documents also undermine government claims that the drone strikes have been precise. In Afghanistan, strikes on 35 direct targets killed at least 219 other people. Among other revelations, they also suggest the strikes have hurt intelligence gathering and that unknown male victims have been labeled as “enemies killed in action” unless evidence later proves otherwise. The documents were leaked to The Intercept by an unnamed U.S. intelligence source.” (emph. added)

ARE WE WITNESSING A FALSE FLAG INTIFADA? – fromDesertPeace.wordpress.com – “Needless to say, Netanyahu’s statement before the Knesset on Monday that Israel was ready and willing to cooperate with Amman and Cairo against terror constitutes a real insult to both the Jordanian and Egyptian regimes… In truth, Netanyahu, by offering to cooperate with regional powers against terror, actually wants Amman and Cairo to openly support Israel’s doomsday designs against the Aqsa Mosque as well as Israel’s ongoing crimes against Palestinian civilians… Israel has already killed any remaining realistic prospects for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state on the territories Israel occupied in 1967… Now, Israel under Netanyahu wants to complete the “final solution” for the Palestinian question by getting some Arab regimes to endorse the liquidation of the Palestinian cause under the rubric of fighting terror.”

 Hillary-Pretty-in-PinkHillary Clinton’s Take on Banks Won’t Hold Up – The Democratic frontrunner seems to be counting on America’s ignorance about the 2008 crash – by Matt Taibbi, RollingStone.com – “Hillary, like her close advisor Barney Frank, has been pushing an idea that banks aren’t at the root of any financial instability problem. Last night, she pointed a finger instead at “shadow banking,” non-bank actors like AIG, and a dead investment bank in Lehman Brothers. (Interesting she didn’t mention a still-viable investment bank like Goldman, Sachs, which has hosted her expensive speaking engagements.).. This squeamishness about criticizing banks is laughable to people in the industry. But of course, that’s probably the point – that the average voter won’t know how absurd and desperate it is to point to faceless “shadow” financiers as villains when the real bad guys are famed mega-firms that are right out in the open, with their names plastered all over every second city block.”
The MH-17 ‘Report’ – by Paul Craig Roberts, InformationClearingHouse.info – “I did not intend to write about the report, because Washington’s propaganda has already succeeded, at least in the Western world, in its purpose of laying the blame on Russia. However, the misrepresentation of the Dutch report by Western media, such as NPR, is so outrageous as to make the media the story and not the report… For example, I just heard NPR’s Moscow correspondent, Corey Flintoff, say that the missile that hit the airliner was fired by Ukrainian separatists who lack the technical ability to operate the system. Therefore, the missile had to have been fired by a Russian… There is nothing in the Dutch report whatsoever that leads to this conclusion. Flintoff either is incompetent or lying or he is expressing his view and not the report’s conclusion… The only conclusion that the report reaches is one that we already knew: if a Buk missile brought down the airliner, it was a Russian-made missile. The Dutch report does not say who fired it… Indeed, the report places no blame on Russia, but it does place blame on Ukraine for not closing the airspace over the war area.”
MH-17: The Dog Still Not Barking – by Robert Parry, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The Dutch Safety Board report concludes that an older model Buk missile apparently shot down Malaysia Airline Flight 17 on July 17, 2014, but doesn’t say who possessed the missile and who fired it. Yet, what is perhaps most striking about the report is what’s not there – nothing from the U.S. intelligence data on the tragedy… The dog still not barking is the absence of evidence from U.S. spy satellites and other intelligence sources that Secretary of State John Kerry insisted just three days after the shoot-down pinpointed where the missile was fired, an obviously important point in determining who fired it… On July 20, 2014, Kerry declared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that ‘we picked up the imagery of this launch. We know the trajectory. We know where it came from. We know the timing. And it was exactly at the time that this aircraft disappeared from the radar.’.. But such U.S. government information is not mentioned in the 279-page Dutch report, which focused on the failure to close off the eastern Ukrainian war zone to commercial flights and the cause of the crash rather than who fired on MH-17. A Dutch criminal investigation is still underway with the goal of determining who was responsible but without any sign of an imminent conclusion.”
France’s top weatherman sparks storm over book questioning climate change – Philippe Verdier, weather chief at France Télévisions, the country’s state broadcaster, reportedly sent on “forced holiday” for releasing book accusing top climatologists of “taking the world hostage” – by Henry Samuel, Telegraph.co.uk – ” In a promotional video, Mr Verdier said: ‘Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is something important, very important that I haven’t been able to tell you, because it’s neither the time nor the place to do so.’.. He added: ‘We are hostage to a planetary scandal over climate change – a war machine whose aim is to keep us in fear.’.. His outspoken views led France 2 to take him off the air starting this Monday. ‘I received a letter telling me not to come. I’m in shock,” he told RTL radio. “This is a direct extension of what I say in my book, namely that any contrary views must be eliminated.’ “
Drone-NeutralizerCompany Releases Video of First Ever Drone Neutralizer Gun – by Amanda Warren, ActivistPost.com – “A U.S. non-profit company has just released an impressive video of a drone neutralizing gun that successfully forces an airborne drone to land almost immediately. The futuristic-looking gun can down a drone at 400 meters using radio signals… The company’s name sounds like a cross between “battle” and the toy company Mattel – Battelle, based in Ohio. Unfortunately, if you were hoping to get your hands on one of these to keep surveillance bots out of your private space – they are only being marketed to the U.S. Government… The U.S. Sci-tech contractor will make them available to the government next year, signaling that it is really only government agents that are able to protect themselves from the very invasive weapons that they themselves monopolize.” (emph. added)
Toxic Lithium Being Sprayed Over Oregon And The US –  by Ann Fillmore, PhD, Rense.com – “Excerpt from Locke’s first letter:  ‘For example, I could have warned thousands of people of the ongoing (as of January 27th) spraying to manufacture air stagnation in the Rogue and Umpqua Valleys, as well as much of the Oregon Coast south of Florence. The artificially induced period of air stagnation is part of a larger experiment testing the efficacy of psychoactive chemical dispersal from high altitudes. Currently, spraying is most intense along the coast itself and above inland valleys. The stagnant air currents in the region allow for more direct application of psychoactive agents to test populations… ‘I have little formal contact with the chemistry department, but to my knowledge Lithium is the primary substance being dispersed in the aforementioned experiment. Given the psychoactive/social nature of the ongoing tests, my department is playing a secondary role collecting water and soil samples… ‘The Sociological Research Division however, has operatives throughout the region gathering a massive amount of data regarding the test population’s behavioral traits, like consumer habits, political engagement levels, and awareness of geoengineering programs.’ ”
I would urge you to inform your friends and peers of this fact, as avoiding observation by refusing to take surveys and engaging in similar actions that can disrupt this sordid research.“

Kerri_RiveraMother of Autistic Boy Discovers Treatment That Cures Hundreds – by Alex Pietrowski, WakingTimes.com – “Effective treatment for autism is desperately needed, but the medical establishment has been largely unsuccessful. This is why parents of autistic children, such as Kerri Rivera, often have no choice but to take matters into their own hands when learning to cope with raising an autistic child. To share her amazing discoveries in treating autism with the world she wrote the book Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism, which explains the treatment protocol she developed… Rivera developed the Chlorine Dioxide (CD) autism treatment protocol that addresses the presence of pathogens, such as fungi, bacteria, heavy metals, parasites, candida, etc., found in almost every child with autism. She believes that CD treatment effectively kills off these pathogens that are causing inflammation and autoimmune response, which in turn manifest themselves into a complex of symptoms, which we call autism, that produce near complete impairment of social interactions… Rivera’s treatment has reportedly resulted in the recovery of over one hundred autistic children, and many parents would even consider her protocol to a possible autism cure.”

Putin-StirredVladimir Putin – Agent of the Awakening? – by ZenGardner.com – “Well, well, well, aren’t we seeing a massive turnaround of late. Putin was so sharp, calm and truthful at the UN and other recent speeches and interviews compared to the same old Amerikan false bravado diatribe it was like having a clean shower after swimming through a cesspool… And the whole free world feels the same… What I admire about him is his cool demeanor and very artful tact in how he approaches massively sensitive subjects. He has to cloak it in “diplomati-speak” of course to reach the type of audience within those bound up layers of communication, but he does it masterfully. You don’t sense the BS factor and full on propagandized deception you get from the Obamaramadingdong script reading puppet… I know the  whirled stage is just that, but nothing’s written in stone and there are always “free floating radicals”. Whatever engineered plans are afoot, there’s always plenty of room for error in their programming – as well as their assumption that the rest of the world will automatically buy into it as they imperiously assume.”

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The Russian Bear Growls – President Bashar Assad Is No Great Satan – by Eric Margolis, InformationClearingHouse.info – “After watching Syria be slowly destroyed, Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, moved his rook onto the Syrian chessboard.  For the first time since 1991, Moscow sent a small expeditionary  unit of 50 warplanes to Syria both to shore up the Assad regime and to reaffirm that  Russia has long-standing strategic interests in Syria… Few of the  administration’s bumbling amateur strategists likely knew that Russia claimed during the 19th century to be the rightful protector of Mideast Christians.  Russia watched in dismay the destruction of Iraq’s ancient Christian communities caused by the overthrow of their protector, President Saddam Hussein.  Moscow has vowed not to let a similar crime happen again to Syria’s Christians… Russia is also clearly reasserting a degree of her former Mideast influence.  In 1970, Russian pilots tangled with Israeli warplanes over the Suez Canal during the “War of Attrition.”  The flying time from Moscow to Damascus is about the same as New York City to Miami. Syria is in Russia’s backyard, not America’s… A highly effective propaganda war waged against Syria and Russia by the US, French and British media has so demonized Syria’s President Assad that Washington will find it very difficult to negotiate or include him in a peace deal.  The US made the same stupid mistake with Afghanistan’s Taliban and now is paying the price.”

Media Continues to Call for the Use of Gov’t Force to Confiscate Millions of Guns – by Alex Thomas, Activist Post.com – “At this point the anti-gun agenda has completely and fully revealed itself as having absolutely NOTHING to do with “common sense” gun control and everything to do with full-scale gun confiscation and the eventual complete banning of legal gun ownership in America… The liberal media and their globalist masters, by continually claiming that they only want to stop mass shootings while at the same time openly calling for confiscation, have also revealed that they truly do believe that the American people are mindless sheep who will believe anything they hear on TV… Going forward it is extremely important for all Americans to understand what media pundits and gun control groups are actually calling for when they bring up Australia while also using calls to model US laws on the country as direct proof that there is nothing common or sensible about the “reforms” they are pushing.”

Al_Nusra-Executes_WomanWar Party Hates Putin – Loves al-Qaeda – by Justin Raimondo, AntiWar.com – ” ‘Jamil al-Saleh, a defected Syrian army officer who is now the leader of the rebel group Tajammu al-Aaza, told AlSouria.net that the Russian airstrikes targeted his group’s base in al-Lataminah, a town in the western Syrian governorate of Hama. That area represents one of the farthest southern points of the rebel advance from the north and is therefore a crucial front line in the war. An alliance of Syrian rebel factions, including both the al Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front and groups considered by Washington to be more moderate, successfully drove Assad regime forces out of the northern governorate of Idlib and are now pushing south into Hama.’ –Foreign Policy… By the way, according to the Pentagon’s own testimony before a congressional committee, only sixty “vetted” fighters were sent into Syria to take on both Assad and ISIS. And while they denied, at first, that their pet “moderates” betrayed Washington and  handed over most of their weapons and other equipment to al-Qaeda in return for “safe passage,” the Pentagon later admitted it. Furthermore, we were told that these were the only “vetted” fighters actually in the field, but now we are confronted with “Tajammu al-Aaza,” which – it’s being reported – is deploying US-supplied missile guidance systems against Syrian government forces”

Chris_Mercer-selfie_altered CNN Alters Photo of Umpqua Killer Chris Harper-Mercer to Make Him Look White – by Jim Hoft, PrisonPlanet.com – “Via Conservative Treehouse: On the left is the selfie Christopher Mercer uploaded to his social media. On the right is how CNN presented the same selfie in broadcast stories about him. Why did CNN need to change the complexion (color) of their broadcast? Why is no-one showing pictures of mom, Laurel Margaret Harper… His online profiles have been erased since the shooting.” – Note: Mercer’s nostrils have also been obviously altered and lips made thinner. Wow.

Militant groups reject UN peace initiative on Syria – from PressTV.ir – “The militant groups issued a statement on Saturday rejecting the initiative by the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura… The statement, a rare case of unity among the militant groups, which include those directly backed by the United States such as Division 101, said the initiative includes mechanisms that would more benefit the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad… ‘We consider that the ‘work groups’ initiative in its current form and its unclear mechanisms provides the perfect environment to reproduce’ the government, said the statement by the so-called National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.”

Russia-T14_Armata-captionCold War Mentality: NATO Should Prepare for War With Russia – UK Officials – from SputnikNews.com – “Former UK army officials said that the Russian military is more effective in comparison to NATO’s, calling on the bloc’s leaders to urgently invest more money on improvement of joint force capabilities and to “revisit Cold War scenarios, and this includes conventional, symmetric warfare in Eastern Europe,” The Sunday Express reported… First, British Army officials appear alarmed by the ability of the Armata battle tank, which is an example of a new generation of Russian power tanks with nothing comparable elsewhere in the world. It can easily withstand any attack by NATO’s anti-tank missiles, both already in existence and those yet-to-be invented.”

Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks – by Stephen Lendman, GlobalResearch.ca – “Lebanon-based Arab satellite television Al Mayadeen reported ISIS forces evacuating areas around their stronghold Raqqa location. Unknown numbers pulled out… After Russia’s campaign began, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ISIS and other terrorist groups are being targeted. ‘These organizations are well known and the targets are chosen in coordination with the armed forces of Syria.’.. US media feature willful Pentagon misinformation and Big Lies, including Air Force General Robert Otto claiming Russia is using “dumb bombs,” not laser-guided precision weapons, accusing Moscow irresponsibly of indiscriminate bombing – polar opposite truth… Claims about Russian air strikes killing civilians are willfully falsified. Targets are carefully chosen to avoid them – unlike how America operates.”

UN_2030-Off_2_SeeAt UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda for Global Socialism – by Alex Newman, TheNewAmerican.com – “A far-reaching United Nations plot to re-engineer civilization and impose global socialism on humanity, variously dubbed “Agenda 2030” and the “Sustainable Development Agenda,” was ushered in on Friday with a “thunderous standing ovation,” the UN Department of Public Information reported. Every one of the 193 UN member governments on the planet — from communist and Islamist dictatorships to those ruling what remains of the “Free World” — vowed to help impose the UN’s controversial goals on their subjects. Indeed, according to the UN and the global agreement itself, not a single human being will be allowed to escape what one prominent internationalist ominously referred to as the next “Great Leap Forward.” ”

The Making of a Sociopathic Killer: A List of Risk Factors for School Shooters – by Gary Kohl, OpEdNews.com – “There is an immense amount of evidence that legally prescribed psychiatric drugs are major contributors to acts of violence. This evidence has been gathered (and even published [in peer reviewed journals and alternative media outlets that don’t take advertising revenue from Big Pharma]) by a number of science writers, pharmaceutical industry whistle-blowers, courageous neuroscientists, good investigative journalists and a multitude of silenced psychiatric drug survivors. The range of acts of violence by Drug-intoxicated psych patients range from self-harm to suicidal thinking to suicidal attempts to homicidal thinking to mass murder, and the media is silent on the psych drug connection. (For more on the large variety of aberrant behaviors strongly linked to the so-called SSRI antidepressants, go to www.ssristories.net.).. It is important to acknowledge that the mainstream media’s uber-wealthy corporate media owners profit mightily from Big Pharma’s prime time advertising. It is also important to acknowledge that these media elites also profit mightily from their Wall Street investments in the pharmaceutical industry sector. Given those realities it is just good business sense to suppress any unwelcome information that would adversely impact their corporate or personal bottom lines. And so the McCarthy-era black-listing of truth-tellers, uncorrupted scientists, authors, whistle-blowers and real journalists is the norm wherever corporations and the wealthy elite rule.”

Yet another psych drug shooter: Oregon gunman Christopher Mercer was taking five types of medication, likely vaccine-damaged with autism spectrum disorder – by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com – “New information is now emerging about Christopher Mercer, the now-deceased shooter who recently killed and injured numerous victims at the Oregon community college (Umpqua Community College). While the mainstream media follows the predictable script of blaming guns for the violence, we now know that Mercer was almost certainly damaged by vaccines and medications, altering his mind and leading to the violent behavior that we see so often when psychiatric medications are involved… We now know that Harper was possibly vaccine-damaged because he suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. As printed in The New York Times…”

The_Bernank-CluelessGlobal Financial Meltdown Coming? Clear Signs That The Great Derivatives Crisis Has Now Begun – by Michael Snyder, ActivistPost.com – ” ‘Speaking at a Wall Street Journal event on Wednesday morning, Bernanke said, ‘I don’t see any obvious major mispricings. Nothing that looks like the housing bubble before the crisis, for example. But you shouldn’t trust me.’ ‘… I certainly agree with that last sentence.  Bernanke was the one telling us that there was not going to be a recession back in 2008 even after one had already started.  He was clueless back then and he is clueless today… Most of our “leaders” either don’t understand what is happening or they are not willing to tell us… So that means that we have to try to figure things out for ourselves the best that we can.  And right now there are signs all around us that another 2008-style crisis has begun… Personally, I am hoping that there will be a lot more days like today when the markets were relatively quiet and not much major news happened around the world… Unfortunately for all of us, these days of relative peace and tranquility are about to come to a very abrupt end.”

Russian_DestroyerHas Russia Declared A “No-Float Zone” In Syria? – by Brandon Turbeville, ActivistPost.com – “Russian warships and reconnaissance vessels are speeding out of the Black Sea into the Mediterranean as I write. The ships will establish a no float zone for any ships trying to interdict the arrival of over 140,000 Russian soldiers at the ports of Tartous and Latakia. Moreover, it appears Russian aircraft are increasing sorties over Syria and have crossed the border into Turkey in pursuit of Erdoghan’s murderous criminals. The decision to increase Russia’s role in the conflict was not made yesterday, as Waleed Mu’allim, Syria’s Foreign Minister, stated in an interview. This was, as I reported, a plan that had been drawn up by General Gerasimov and his assistants years ago. The only impediments were Syria’s obsession with keeping foreign boots off Syrian soil and the assurances from Syrian Army generals that the war would be over by now without foreign intervention. Dr. Assad has made the intelligent and courageous decision to set aside Ba’athist fears of occupation and bring Russia fully into the conflict.” –previously reliable journalist, Ziad Fadel

Escalation of US Military Involvement in Ukraine. Vietnam 2.0 in the Making? – By John Stanton, GlobalResearch.ca – “Surreptitious escalation of US military involvement in Ukraine is the order of the day.  Consider this comment from US Senator Jack Reid (Democrat): ‘One step that should be explored, he said, is taking Ukrainian forces outside the country and training them on the provided weapon systems, “so they’re ready.”  ‘Second is the possibility of transferring some of these systems from other countries into Ukraine, which doesn’t raise quite the visibility of the transfer,’ he said.  ‘And then there’s the possibility of taking some of our systems and beginning to…deploy them to training areas particularly so that they can train on them and have them ready to move into areas of conflict,’ he said… He also said Ukraine has an extensive military industrial base that could be used to produce the weapons, but that would take time and financing.”

Turkish_Syria_bufferZone NATO Prepares to Send Troops to Protect Turkey from Russian “Threats”Deployment will effectively provide military support for ISIS and al-Nusra– by Kurt Nimmo,  PrisonPlanet.com – “NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg said during a meeting of defense ministers in Brussels on Thursday the alliance is prepared to send ground troops to protect Turkey’s border with Syria… ‘Nato is ready and able to defend all allies, including Turkey against any threats,’ Stoltenberg said… The move is in response to a claim by Turkey a Russian warplane violated its airspace last week… Ankara scrambled two F-16s to intercept the Russian aircraft and summoned the Russian ambassador in protest… According to McClatchy, however, the Russian jet did not violate Turkish airspace… Earlier this week a leaked German intelligence document confirmed reports that Turkey is directly assisting Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya, a coalition of Islamist and Salafist units that have vowed to establish a Sunni Wahhabist state under Sharia law in Syria… Ahrar ash-Sham is aligned with al-Nusra which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.”

Netanyahu-VictoriousKilling Fields: Are Israeli Forces Preparing For Another Genocidal Massacre of Palestinians? – by 21wire, 21stCenturyWire.com – “Not surprisingly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is blaming this fall’s wave of violence on the native Arabs and foreign countries who support them. He blamed recent violence on the Palestinian Authority that (sort of) controls the West Bank, and of course he blames Hamas in Gaza, claiming that their “incitement and libels and lies” have set off unrest… ‘All of us, we’re in the midst of a wave of terrorism… terrorists that are incited, filled with hatred and trying to hurt people,’ said Netanyahu… Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stated he does not want the current situation to escalate. Many feel that Abbas is holding back a new intifada, but wonder for how long.”

Baby taken into care over fears it could be radicalised: Child is among 20 taken from their parents in crackdown on Islamists – by Ian Drury, Dailymail.co.uk – “A baby is among more than 20 children who have been made the subject of court orders amid fears they could be radicalised by Islamists… Judges have issued care or wardship proceedings involving at least 11 families amid concerns their children could be taken or lured out of the country to join Islamic State… The youngest – a one-year-old – was part of a family of nine Britons from Rochdale who were caught trying to sneak into Syria from Turkey in April.”

Hilary-n-Tony-on_The_TeamHillary’s surprising ties to Tony Blair – by Sarah Westwood, WashingtonExaminer.com – “Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, enjoyed a close personal relationship that allowed them to collude on a number of foreign policy issues behind the scenes… Blair went from helping the former secretary of state make moves in the Middle East to joining former Clinton insiders at a well-connected consulting firm whose work has stoked concerns that the Clintons help their friends profit off their personal ties… Additional details about Blair’s relationship with Clinton have emerged in several batches of private emails that have been released by the State Department at the end of each month, including those published Wednesday.”

Over 2,000 PKK militants slain in Turkish military operations – from PressTV.ir – “Turkish Interior Minister Selami Altinok says more than 2,000 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been killed ever since the Turkish military launched clean-up operations against the militants in late June… ‘Since July 22, a total of 2,483 terrorist attacks have taken place in Turkey. Turkish gendarmerie, security and armed forces have also conducted 4,328 operations in the country during which over 2,000 terrorists were neutralized,’ Altinok told state-run Anadolu news agency on Monday… He further noted that Turkey would not allow anyone to harm its sovereignty.”

Walt_PerettoInternational bankers orchestrate economic crises to loot masses: American writer – from PressTV.ir – ” ‘When the economy crashes people don’t have the money to pay their bills and their loans. When this happens, real material wealth is transferred to these very same banks through foreclosures and repossessions,’ Walt Peretto said in an interview with Press TV on Monday. ‘It’s the biggest con job ever perpetrated against mankind.’.. In a recent interview with Russia Today, former US presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul said that the biggest economic crash ever will hit the American economy when current “bubbles” burst… ‘The way the Western economic system is constructed, the potential for a catastrophic economic crash wreaking havoc across the globe is ever present,’ Peretto said.”

Globalist agriculture cartel pillages Ukraine as IMF and World Bank wage war to expand Monsanto’s GMO empire – by S. Johnson, NaturalNews.com – “When Ukraine’s pro-Western government was placed in office following the 2014 Maidan Revolution, these previously tabled aid packages were suddenly back on the table. One such aid deal was a $3.5 billion package, financed by the World Bank, which imposed neoliberal conditions on Ukraine as a precondition for lending the nation money. Specifically, the World Bank essentially required Ukraine to curtail its own sovereignty by ‘removing restrictions that hinder competition and by limiting the role of state ‘control’ in economic activities.’.. The new government wasted no time bringing in foreign investment, which, according to the Oakland Institute, is ‘likely to result in further expansion of large-scale acquisitions of agricultural land by foreign companies and further corporatization of agriculture in the country.’ “

Look-Film-this-too Video: Iraqis Accuse US of Arming ISIS After Discovering Alleged Weapons Airdrop – by Mikael Thalen, PrisonPlanet.com – “The unknown man goes on to claim that both food and weapons were supplied to ISIS fighters during their time in the area… ‘These are American parachutes that the Americans sent to IS when they were here in Baiji,’ he states. ‘With them they sent weapons and food. So that no one can say that we are lying, film this so you will see…’ According to Guardian contributor Hayder al-Khoei, who posted the footage to Twitter Thursday, “Vids like this & others of helos flying above Hashd/ISF positions towards ISIS-held areas” often reinforce the popular ‘narrative that US supports ISIS in Iraq.’.. As noted by the Wall Street Journal last June, a growing number of Iraqi residents believe ISIS jihadists are receiving direct support from the American government in light of the terror group’s continued gains… ‘We all know that America is providing ISIS with weapons and food, and that it is because of American backing that they have become so strong,’ Abbas Hashem, a 50-year-old who fled Ramadi, told reporters.”

Deutsche Bank May Swell $14 Billion Selloff in China Bank Stakes – from Bloomberg.com – “Deutsche Bank AG’s signal that it may sell a $3.5 billion stake in Huaxia Bank Co. shows the fading appetite among global lenders for tie-ups with their Chinese counterparts… That’s a turnaround from before the global financial crisis, when Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. were among those buying in, often ahead of firms’ listings… Global lenders including Bank of America and Goldman Sachs Group have raised at least $14 billion divesting shares in Chinese lenders since the start of 2012, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Hang Seng Bank Ltd., controlled by HSBC Holdings Plc, is getting out of Industrial Bank Co., while Spain’s Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA is exiting from China Citic Bank Corp.”

Israeli-American Terror Machine exposed, checkmated and decimated in Syria – Thanks to Putin’s remarkable decimation of ISIS in Syria and checkmate and exposure of the Israeli-American Terror Machine, there is no longer any need for Homeland Security inside America – by Preston James, Ph.D, VeteransToday.com – “Both the US Administration and the Pentagon have now admitted that the USG has been supporting the FSA which was supposed to be fighting ISIS but instead was trying to displace President Assad… And a highly ranked retired American General has now even admitted that the USG allowed ISIS to exist and develop… And it was even reported in the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) that the US Administration admitted that approximately 3.5 million dollars was wasted on each so-called CIA mercenary sheep-dipped to be an FSA fighter which was instead trying to dispose President Assad but failing in that too… President Obama has now admitted that the USG has been supporting ISIS and the FSA. This probably constitutes a major turning point in the PNACers and the Israeli-American “Israeli-first” Dual Citizens who have infiltrated and hijacked the Pentagon maintaining power there.”

Climate Alarmist Caught in ‘Largest Science Scandal in U.S. History’ – by James Delingpole, Breitbart.com – “…his first, far bigger mistake, was his hubris in organizing the letter in the first place. It drew the attention of Shukla’s critics to something which, presumably, he would have preferred to keep secret: that for nearly 14 years, he, his family and his friends have been gorging themselves on taxpayers’ money at IGES; and that this money comes on top of the very generous salary he receives for doing much the same work at George Mason University (GMU)… It’s the latter detail which has led former Virginia State Climatologist Pat Michaels – one of the skeptics who might have been affected by Shukla’s proposed RICO prosecutions – to describe this asthe largest science scandal in US history.’ “

Snowden-SmartPhoneOne Secret Text Gives any Police State Agency Total Control of Your Phone – Even When It’s Off – by Jay Syrmopoulos, ActivistPost.com – “Whistleblower Edward Snowden, in an interview with the BBC’s ‘Panorama,’ spoke in detail about a stunning array of cyber spying tools used by the U.K.’s GCHQ to hack smartphones with a single text message. The spyware package is named after the little blue cartoon characters; the Smurfs… ‘It’s called an ‘exploit’,’ Snowden said. ‘That’s a specially crafted message that’s texted to your number like any other text message but when it arrives at your phone it’s hidden from you. It doesn’t display. You paid for [the phone] but whoever controls the software owns the phone,’ he added… Smartphone users can do “very little” to stop security services getting “total control” over their devices, according to Snowden.”

Dem_Peoples_Party-BombedBlast Shakes Ankara Just in Time to Justify NATO Incursion into Syria – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “A massive blast has killed at least 30 and injured over 100 more in NATO-member Turkey’s capital of Ankara. The blast appears to have targeted the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who was holding a peace rally at the moment of the explosion… CNN would report in their article, “30 killed in bombing near main train station in Turkey’s capital,” that: ‘At least one powerful bomb hit near the main train station in the Turkish capital Saturday morning, killing 30 people, authorities said, making it the deadliest attack in Ankara in recent memory.’.. It would also claim that: ‘No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, though suspicion immediately fell on the ISIS terrorist group or on Kurdish separatists in Turkey.’ (emph. added) – Right

Saudi Arabia to supply militants in Syria with ‘lethal’ weapons – from PressTV.ir – “Riyadh would dispatch an arsenal of modern, high-powered weaponry, including guided anti-tank weapons, to three foreign-sponsored militant groups of Jaish al-Fatah (the Army of Conquest), the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Southern Front, the state-run BBC reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed ‘well-placed Saudi government official’… The official further said that Qatar and Turkey had been playing a key role in maintaining the Saudi support for militants fighting against Syrian government forces. He also did not rule out the possibility of supplying surface-to-air missiles to militants.”

Leiberman-Support_Iran_AttacksSyria: US Success Would Only Be the End of the Beginning – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “This regime in Tehran is hopeless. It’s not going to change. There’s no evidence … every piece of evidence says the contrary. So I hope we can find a way, we used to do this not so long ago, supporting opposition groups in Iran. They deserve our support, and actually they would constitute a form of pressure on the government in Tehran that would unsettle them as much as anything else we could do because it would threaten the survival of the regime which from every objective indicator I can see is a very unpopular regime in Iran.” (emphasis added by Cartalucci)

The Emperor Has No Clothes, and Neither Do Monsanto’s ‘Scientists’ – by Katherine Paul, OrganicConsumers.org – “Turns out that Monsanto executive solicited pro-GMO articles from university researchers, and passed the “research” off as independent science which the biotech giant then used to prop up its image and further its agenda… We know this, thanks to thousands of pages of emails obtained by US Right to Know, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). And because a host of news outlets—including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, the StarPhoenix and others—are now running with the story.”

‘Went in like Gestapo’–Sonoma sheriffs’ bloody rampage – by Richard Becker, LiberationNews.org – “At a press conference in Santa Rosa, about 60 miles north of San Francisco, attorney Isaak Schwaiger announced the legal action, and described the actions of the deputies: ‘Dressed in black, wearing black body armor, black ski masks and without badges, they went in like the Gestapo. From one module to the other end they carried on the beatings for five-and-a-half hours. Some prisoners were beaten four times.’.. Joining Schwaiger at the speakers table were Laurie Banks, mother of Daniel Banks, and Karina Arango Lopez, sister of Jesus Lopez, who received particularly extreme and prolonged torture… Laurie Banks read from a letter from her son, who was in the last cell attacked: ‘Mom I knew they were coming, they were going down the line.’ She continued, ‘he was scared for his life. He had no idea how bad the beatings were.’

Atlit_Camp-IsraelUntold Story of British WWII Concentration Camps for Jewish Refugees – from SputnikNews.com – “…the nationwide Kristallnacht (“Night of Crystal”) in Germany in November 1938 facilitated a sharp increase in Jewish emigration… But where could they go? It was a time when Palestine was seen by many as the only light at the end of the tunnel… The grim irony of the situation was that the British concentration camps looked strikingly similar to those established by Nazi Germany in Europe… Tens of thousands of desperate Jewish asylum seekers were captured by the British on the shores of Palestine and placed into detainee camps.”

“Marketplace” Program, from ‘Nonprofit’ NPR, Pumps Fascism – by Eric Zuesse, RINF.com – “On October 7th, U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) “Marketplace’ show headlined glowingly ‘How the TPP will drive domestic reform in Asia’… (Kai) Ryssdahl (of NPR’s Marketplace) reported there the views of only those four people, one of them President Obama, who created his three mega-‘trade’ deals — TPP, TTIP & TISA — and three supporters of these ‘trade’ deals. That’s all… However, in reality, these ‘trade’ deals are the most corrupt and dangerous three treaties in the history of the world; and, if they get passed into law, then democracy will be dead, or else meaningless, in the signing nations, because regulations there will get locked in permanently, with no ability to be increased where needed in order to accommodate new scientific findings; and sovereignty will to a large extent pass from voters via national elections, to huge international corporations, whose ‘rights’ are in these deals placed above the rights of the voters and taxpayers of the participating signatory nations. It would be international corporate fascism, but the ’nonprofit’ NPR propaganda-operation in the U.S. calls it ‘reform’ and other such lies.”

UN Agenda 21 Still Advancing Worldwide

UN Agenda 21 Still Advancing Worldwide

“We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order — a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful — and we will be — we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders.” – G.H.W. Bush Speaking at start of first Gulf War, 1991

What is Agenda 21? — Quoting from the UN website: “Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”(sic)

equity-environment-economy-350Many have said that Agenda 21 is now outdated policy that’s fallen into neglect. This is far from true. For example, among many other things, the slow-motion train wreck of our ongoing world economic collapse supports UN Agenda 21, and the UN conference on “Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda” coming this September is a clear reiteration. Apologists say that Agenda 21 is only “Soft Law,” a policy that has no teeth. But they’re lying. In 20 years, through stealth implementation, this plan has become embedded in local policies all over the United States. It’s called Sustainable Development. Wherever you see it you’ll find “The 3 E’s:” ecology, economy, equity. In the upcoming UN conference, where the Jesuit Pope Francis will be appearing to promote his recent encyclical, they’re being called “People, Planet and Prosperity.”

Agenda 21 emerged full-blown from the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) aka The Rio Summit, in 1992. 16 to 17 thousand “delegates,” who were somehow given official status as officers of the UN, travelled from all over the world to take part in an 11 day party in Rio De Janeiro, where they were presented with Agenda 21, The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio, a more than 300 page document that they were asked to approve, though it seems unlikely that many of them could have had time to even read it. Unsurprisingly, they voted to accept it, and it was suddenly official United Nations policy for the world.

I recently spoke with a delegate to Rio from Santa Cruz, who took exception to the way I’ve characterized the Rio Summit above. After more than 20 years, she entirely believes that the document was created by agreement at Rio, that its ideas and principles are unimpeachable, and that it has only been improved on since then. This is the genius behind the ways this program of worldwide social engineering has been rolled out, as well-meaning people are enrolled as supporters through poetic-sounding but fuzzy phrases, pledges of concern for the masses of humanity, and clever misdirection.

In fact, the Agenda 21 document was largely a creation of Maurice Strong, a mysterious man with a double-tracked career as both a high official at the UN, and as a billionaire financial insider extracting the Earth’s resources in the petroleum and mining industries. Strong first took the world stage prominently as “Secretary General,” a title the UN, for whatever reasons, adopted directly from communist and socialist organizations, of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972.

Strong’s very scant bio on Wikipedia says that he “met a leading UN official in 1947 (when Strong was just 18) who arranged for him…to serve as a junior security officer at the UN headquarters in Lake Success, New York” (before the new UN building was built on land donated by the Rockefellers in Manhattan). Just one year later, Strong became a trainee in a high-powered brokerage in Canada, “where he took an interest in the oil business,” and was transferred to an office in “the Alberta oil patch.” There he was quickly hired as an assistant to an oil-industry leader, Jack Gallagher — All while maintaining his connections at the UN.

In 1971, before the conference in Stockholm, Strong commissioned a report on the state of the planet, entitled “Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet”. The report summarized the findings of 152 leading experts from 58 countries in preparation for that first UN meeting on the environment. This was the world’s first “state of the environment” report. Following the Conference, Strong became the Chairman of the new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), until 1975, and served as a member of the Brundtland Commission (below).

The 1972 conference was followed by several other major conferences as well as sets of meetings all over the world laying out the shape of this emerging globalist agenda. Despite the elusive nature of this long process and the ways it’s remained under the radar of the mainstream media, it has somehow remained on track with constant reiterations. In 1976 there was the UN Conference on Human Settlements which produced a Declaration containing 26 principles concerning the environment and development, an Action Plan with 109 recommendations, and a Resolution.

Here is an excerpt from the Conference Preamble: “Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market.  Private land ownership is also the principle instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, and therefore, contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes

This preamble is followed by 65 pages of very specific land use recommendations. Among the many recommendations are: A-1) Redistribute population in accord with resources, D-1) Government must control the use of land to achieve equitable distribution of resources, D-2) Control land use through zoning & land-use planning, D-3) Excessive profits from land use must be recaptured by government, D-4) Public ownership of land should be used to exercise urban and rural land reform, and D-5) Owner rights should be separated from development rights which should be held by a public authority.

Then, in the fall of 1983, the 38th Session of the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to create a commission “to propose long-term environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development to the year 2000 and beyond” (emphasis added). Gro Harlem Brundtland, former (and later) Prime Minister of Norway and Vice President of the Socialist International (sometimes called “the cradle of globalism”) was appointed to chair the commission. In her forward to Our Common Future, the 400 page report from what would become known as The Brundtland Commission, she wrote, ” ‘ A global agenda for change’ – this was what the World Commission on Environment and Development was asked to formulate. It was an urgent call by the General Assembly of the United Nations…” With this conference, the term “sustainable development” first appeared.

It’s from this long-term plan which emerged 20 years before the 1992 Rio Summit, that the many seemingly friendly terms such as Sustainability, Smart Growth, Resilient and Walkable Communities, and High Density Urban Mixed-Use Development come. It seems like no one had never heard these phrases 10 years ago but that now they’re everywhere we look. Among other key terms are: Equity, Affordable housing, Consensus, Social Justice, Human Settlements, Watershed, Facilitator, Best Management Practices, Outcome Based Education. Habitat Restoration, Quality of life, Benefit of all, Public/Private Partnerships, Common good, Collaborative, Inter-disciplinary, Stakeholder, School to Work, Visioning, and the all-important Regional. If you see these terms, particularly in combinations, you can be sure you’re looking at language dedicated to implementing this agenda.

In 1992, 172 governments attended the Rio Summit, with 116 sending heads of state. There were also 2,400 people from UN-connected NGO’s. Then President George HW Bush was there on Prince Charles’ yacht, where he signed the Agenda 21 document with absolutely no legal standing to do so.

In 1993, shortly after Bill Clinton took office, Nancy Pelosi helped, with 33 original cosponsors, to introduce legislation “to implement Agenda 21.” The bill passed the house, but was stopped in the Senate. But with clearly international pressure to advance the program, in June 1993 Democrat Clinton created The President’s Council on Sustainable Development which has placed Sustainability Officers in every federal department and agency since then. This has resulted in administrative regulations enforcing Agenda 21 policies as (possibly fraudulent) hard law, and in huge distortions in federal funding that have forced States to adhere to federal dictates.


An international treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was also presented at the Rio Summit for signing, and was eventually brought to the U.S. Senate for ratification in 1994. At first, it looked like it would pass, but at the last hour, text from a book Global Biodiversity Assessment (GBA), which was not to be published for another year and a half, was leaked to staff of Senators, along with the now well-known Biodiversity Wildlands Map, which showed graphically the plan to move Americans off the land and into dense “human settlement zones.” The Convention wasn’t ratified, while the MSM reported that the GBA book did not exist. Congress has, so far, refused to implement Agenda 21 as policy for the United States of America. But it has been advanced by Presidential edicts.

The End of Natural Property Rights — UN policy on “land” has been clear since the 1976 Conference on Human Settlements. Its preamble on land quoted above continues:

“Social justice, urban renewal and development, the provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole.

“Public control of land use is therefore indispensable to its protection as an asset and the achievement of the long-term objectives of human settlement policies and strategies.”

This makes obvious the position of the UN policy makers that private property is now to be considered as a social asset to be controlled by “the public.” The exact nature of this public is, however, not clear. The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution says, “No person shall… be deprived of… property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” But the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 17 Sec 2 says, “Property shall not be arbitrarily taken.” This is a crucial difference. Somehow “the public” can take private property from you, as long as it’s not done “arbitrarily.”

Santa Cruz County seems to have been targeted for early implementation of Agenda 21. Two years before Agenda 21 was unveiled in 1992, the voters of the County passed Measure C, “The Decade of the Environment ” containing many of the key tenets of the UN Program, and which has been reaffirmed every ten years by the Board of Supervisors, and is reported on regularly by the Planning Department.

Cover-SC_County-Local_A21-bThe Supervisors also fell into step with the Agenda in 1993-94 when they “officially approved the process” of the “Sustainable Santa Cruz: Local Agenda 21” 100-page planning guide created by Action-Santa Cruz County and the Santa Cruz Chapter of the United Nations Association. This type of document was directly called for in Agenda 21 itself — In Chapter 28, “Local Authorities Initiatives,” the first objective listed is “(a) By 1996, most local authorities in each country should have undertaken a consultative process with their populations and achieved a consensus on ‘a local Agenda 2I’ for the community…” Of course, this directive was unknown in most of the rest of the U.S.

In our society the direct taking of peoples’ properties is, so far, unacceptable to most people. What has happened instead, certainly in Santa Cruz, is the use of permitting processes, zoning and taxation, including the infamous “Red Tags,” to gradually take away the productive use of their land from property owners without compensation. Though a relatively small county, Santa Cruz has, after LA County, the second-largest planning department in the State. There are currently thousands of red tags on record here, and, according to some counts, hundreds of owners have been forced off their properties, which have, in many cases, been transferred to insider “Private Partners” through practices many say are corrupt. Frequently, after the new owner appears, zoning is changed or permits are issued for new uses.

It is getting increasingly hard to get permits for single family homes, while permitting is easier to get for “High Density, Mixed Use” (typically floors of small apartments above retail spaces of questionable utility – AKA “Stack n’ Pack” housing). The Santa Cruz Supervisors are in the process of creating a new tax to fund this high-density “Low Income” housing through an “Affordable Housing Assessment” on all new construction, including additions, in the County. This will raise the cost of building a house by perhaps tens-of-thousands of dollars.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives — or ICLEI (pronounced Ick-ly) is a UN NGO that had it’s founding meeting in 1990 in the General Assembly chamber at the UN building in Manhattan. ICLEI staff wrote one of the chapters of the Agenda 21 document, under the direction of Maurice Strong. Santa Cruz City and County have both been members of ICLEI since its inception, though this has been made as obscure as possible by local officials over time. ICLEI works to bring top-down policies from the UN globalist agenda to local communities under the guise of being guided by its membership.

ICLEI was directly involved in the creation of California bills AB 32 and SB 375, mandating severe ongoing restrictions on our “greenhouse gas emissions” in the name of the heavily-pushed and yet highly questionable theory of “global warming” caused by CO2. ICLEI was then hired by hundreds of cities and counties in California to help them draft the “Climate Action Plans” mandated to help reach the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals set in AB 32. This is a serious conflict of interest violation by this formal arm of the UN.

Regionalism — Regional “governance” is a concept that has been advancing in the U.S. since World War II. Regionalism has been extended across America primarily through executive presidential action, including Nixon’s creation of multi-state Federal Regions, and through confusing provisions of Congressional “Acts” which require the action of Regional Planning Agencies or Councils of Government (COG’s) in order to secure the more and more essential federal funding needed for major public works. Regional Agencies are composed of appointed officials from all levels of local government, and are not subject to direct input by voters. Our local COG is the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), founded in 1968, two years after the U.S. Model Cities Act set up the framework for AMBAG to be a funding conduit.

The COG for the nine Bay Area Counties is ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments. ABAG, is working with ICLEI to create the “One Bay Area” program. One Bay Area is a major initiative to promote the top-down plan to implement Agenda 21 around the San Francisco Bay. This plan for a region containing 7.5 million people, is designed to entirely remake the region in the image of Smart Growth, high-density housing and government transportation planning.

Over the next 20 years 630,000 new residential units are projected by ABAG. ALL residential construction specified by the plan is be multi-family housing. 80% of this housing must be within ½ mile of the plan’s designated “transit corridors” (permits will not be granted outside these zones). One corridor, the El Camino Real, running from San Jose to San Francisco, will be transformed into a series of government controlled Stack ‘n Pack smart growth developments. The plan is that all private vehicles will be banned from what is to then be called “The Grand Boulevard.” Through the ABAG COG, the federal government has committed more than 300 billion, mostly highway tax dollars to this “Plan Bay Area.”

Locally, something similar but more modest is being proposed under the newly rechristened “Sustainable Santa Cruz County” Regional Transportation Plan, where the eventual centerpiece will be a widened “Soquel Drive Corridor” from Dominican Hospital to Aptos, where hundreds of units of Stack n’ Pack housing will be built, close to planned public transit to include the much ballyhooed “Rail Trail” and possible train service. As part of enrolling us into this planned “sustainable” development, public “consensus” meetings have been held regularly by the Planning Department and Sustainable Santa Cruz County for the last few years.

Recent Advances in the Globalist Programs for Sustainable Development — In 2015 we are seeing two major events to promote and re-energize global population control, and a very curious confluence of globalist social engineering and the Roman Papacy. From Sept. 25 to 27 the UN will be holding its “Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda” conference at its New York headquarters, accompanied by an appearance of Pope Francis doing a formal presentation of his monumental ecologist encyclical “Laudato Si” (praised be). This conference is a clear extension of the Millennium Summit in 2000. Instead of the 8 “Millennium Development Goals” set there to be realized by 2015 (none have been), we are being given 17 this time, to be done by 2030. I will only share Goal 17 – “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.” Suffice it to say that The Agenda for the 21st Century slogs on.

Then, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, France, will come the massive propaganda onslaught of COP21, billed as “The UN Climate Conference.” Actually, COP stands for Conference of the Parties of the Kyoto Accords, so it’s interesting to see the event subsumed under the UN. While even the 2014 IPCC report, in its section on the real climate science, admitted that there has been no significant warming of the planet for the last 15 years or so (despite the desperate pleas of upcoming disaster contained in the report’s “summary for decision makers”), we are now being lobbied relentlessly about “climate change” by the corporate media (and NPR) to prepare us for a draconian “carbon suppression regime” they hope to create at this conference. Any “carbon” taxes arising at this 12-day event are rumored to be, for the first time, going directly to the UN (“a credible United Nations”).

I’ll briefly touch upon the apparent synchronicity of Pope Francis’ encyclical with the huge world effort to push the United Nations. While it’s easy to see why many people find some of the ideas expressed in it to be moving, even poetic, to me they seem rather diffuse and confusing. More than that, the Pope’s focus on pushing the need to respond immediately to a posited “climate crisis” and to problems eerily like those driving UN sustainable development, is quite striking. Some in the “climate reality” community are elated that the spiritual force of the Pope’s message may put their quest for a serious solution to carbon “pollution” over the top. If so, it will have been very convenient.

Bruce Tanner is a researcher, writer and videographer on deep politics, deep history and the structural nature of the (non-existent) ego. He and his wife Cynthia live in Santa Cruz, California, where they organized the local THRIVE Solutions Group. This article was originally published in Connection Magazine, Santa Cruz.




Is Pope Francis’ encyclical really about protecting “the planet and the poor?”

Email reply to a friend after being emailed links to an article by David Suzuki raving about Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” and a link to the encyclical itself, which was described as “a rare mix of poetic beauty and the appropriate use of intelligent thought”:

Hi (name withheld),

I would urge you to do more research into what’s going on here. Suzuki has been pushing the AGW meme for quite some time now, in the face of, and without commenting on, peer-reviewed scientific papers that show that the temperature on Earth is driven primarily by the Sun’s magnetic field.

A French scientist, Philippe de Larminat, characterized by the MSM as a “climate doubter” (better than “denier” I guess) was barred from appearing in Rome at the April climate summit sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences in preparation for the recent encyclical. As far as the proponents of AGW theory are concerned, there is no need to even look at evidence that suggests that it might be a major mistake to talk about taking the life-giving power of fuels containing carbon molecules away from people in the developing world, who desperately need them for survival.

I think I previously gave you a DVD with the documentary on the work of Henrik Svensmark, The Cloud Mystery, which covers the difficulties he had back in 2005-2006 publishing his peer-reviewed paper proving the energetic and chemical pathways by which cosmic rays create showers of particles called muons which cause the formation of microscopic nuclei for low-altitude clouds, which have the effect of cooling the Earth. An article I wrote on this back in 2010 can be found at https://berealtruth.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/the-cloud-mystery/. In that, I lay out the information in the documentary that shows persuasive evidence that the Earth has remained in regular cycles of heating and cooling for hundreds of millions of years, and has been cool within the parameters of these cycles even at times when there was more than 10 times the amount of CO2 presently in our atmosphere. You can read about Svensmark’s work and its implications in more detail in a book he co-authored with the great science author Nigel Calder, The Chilling Stars.

Even Al Gore has admitted that the correlations between atmospheric temperatures and CO2 that he stressed in An Inconvenient Truth, show that the rise in CO2 lags behind the rises in temperature by a matter of years. You can also see the current work of retired NASA scientists to present information contesting the AGW theories at http://www.therightclimatestuff.com/. Another factor in the current rise in CO2 in the atmosphere is the dramatic uptick in volcanic activity we’re having worldwide, which greatly increases the amount of gasses being emitted.

The papal encyclical largely implies that there is a moral imperative to, in protecting our Earth Mother, do what we can to prevent climate disaster. He says this is particularly necessary to protect the impoverished of the world, without mentioning the potential disaster for them of any kind of “carbon” rationing regime. Also, if there is an imperative to protect the Earth and its people, why is there no mention of the ongoing geoengineering agenda which Dane Wigington has documented is now killing the forests of the world (not to mention poison us all with a cocktail of toxic heavy metals)?

Why has the Pope weighed in on this issue at this time, even going so far as to appear at the U.N. in concert with the upcoming conference on “the Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda” (i.e. an updated iteration of Agenda 21)? Could it be to provide momentum in preparation for the COP21 conference in Paris in Nov. and Dec.? Can it be that the global elite agenda needs to bring in a “carbon” suppression program rapidly now, before it becomes utterly obvious that the Earth, due to the drastic reduction in the solar magnetic field that’s been underway since the mid-1990’s, indicated by the very weak solar maximum last year, is most likely leading to a longer term cooling trend? This has been shown by the infamous “hiatus” that NOAA recently got caught cooking data in an attempt to try to deny is even happening. Even the 2014 IPCC report, which had a powerfully propagandistic “Summary for Decision Makers,” admitted that there has been no warming for 15 years in the scientific part of the report. Given that the IPCC has been pushing for draconian measures against the world population for nearly 2 decades, why would they include that information if it were not true?

I’m suggesting that there are reasons other than “settled science” and a need to protect the population of the world for what’s going on now. It doesn’t make sense to give the Vatican unquestioned moral leeway as somehow representing unimpeachable ethics, in the face of Rome’s history of controlling people over the centuries, including recent decades, and in particular, playing games with scientific knowledge. If the science were “settled,” why would people on the AGW bandwagon be rejoicing that this encyclical is the element that can push their efforts for control of the world population over the top? Shouldn’t the truth do that?

In Lak’ech,


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