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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

His Facebook post reads,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Research Links for the Week of 3/4/19

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After House vote, Trump brands Democrats ‘anti-Jewish,’ ‘anti-Israel’ –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-house-vote-trump-brands-democrats-anti-jewish-anti-israel/ – “US President Donald Trump blasted Democrats as “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” Friday after they passed a congressional measure opposing hate speech in general instead of specifically condemning alleged anti-Semitic comments by a Muslim congresswoman… I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful,’ Trump said at the White House… The resolution was originally intended to deliver a direct rebuke of anti-Semitism following comments by a Muslim Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that were deemed anti-Semitic and offensive by many colleagues… But after blowback from progressives, it was revised to broadly condemn discrimination against Muslims and other minorities as well.”

Netizen Report: Activists Reject EU Plans to Pre-censor Copyright Violations, “Terrorist” Contenthttps://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/netizen-report-activists-reject-eu-plans-to-pre-censor-copyright-violations-terrorist-content.html – “An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online… The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.”

37 Million Credit Card Accounts In The U.S. Are “Seriously Delinquent” Right Now – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/37-million-credit-card-accounts-in-the-u-s-are-seriously-delinquent-right-now.html – ” ‘At the end of 2018, Americans struggled to make payments on the country’s $870 billion worth of credit card debt… About 37 million credit card accounts were marked as seriously delinquent in the fourth quarter, meaning they were 90 or more days past due, an increase of two million from the same period a year earlier.’.. Remember, those accounts are not just behind.  We are talking about accounts that are at least 90 days past due… It appears that the credit card industry has a burgeoning crisis on their hands… Meanwhile, the number of Americans that are behind on their auto loan payments has reached an unprecedented level as well… At this moment, more than 7 million Americans are delinquent on their auto loan payments.” – Comment: New Records!

One Year Without Internet in Chad: Citizens Have Been Offline Since March 2018 – by Abdoulaye Bah – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/one-year-without-internet-in-chad-citizens-have-been-offline-since-march-2018.html – “Service providers attribute the disruption to technical problems, but organizations like Internet without Borders say that the government has ordered mobile phone companies to cut Internet access. It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens’ freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information… In Chad, the number of citizens with Internet access is proportionally the lowest in Africa. On average, 37.4% of people in the continent have access to the Internet. In Chad that rate is only 5%.”

US Households See Biggest Drop in Net Worth Since the Financial Crisis – by Tyler Durden – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/us-households-see-biggest-drop-in-net-worth-since-the-financial-crisis.html – “In the Fed’s  latest Flow of Funds report released at noon today, the Fed published the latest snapshot of the US “household” sector as of Dec 31, 2018. What it revealed is that with $120.4 trillion in assets and a modest $16.1 trillion in liabilities, the net worth of US households dipped to $104.3 trillion, its first drop after 12 consecutive quarters of increases, and down $3.7 trillion as a result of the near-bear market in the fourth quarter, which wiped out estimated $4 trillion in various financial assets like corporate equities, mutual and pension funds, and deposits after the market tumbled in Q4, offset by a $345 billion increase in tangible assets, of which $280 billion was in real estate values.”

5 Ways the Green New Deal Exactly Mirrors Agenda 2030 – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/green-new-deal-equals-agenda-2030/ – “The Green New Deal, submitted by new US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is more like a green fantasy wish-list than a political bill. This so-called Green New Deal, which can be read here, promotes a broad, utopian-like future where magically everyone gets all their energy from non-polluting sources, everyone has a high-paying job with paid vacation, everyone has high-quality health care and everyone has retirement security. Not surprisingly, it does not spell out how the USG (United States Government) and its taxpayers are supposed to pay for all this. Even the name “Green New Deal” contains the phrase “New Deal” which refers to the sweeping socialistic changes to US law and society made in the 1930s by then US President Roosevelt, which included starting the Social Security Administration, confiscating the gold of Americans and substantially expanding the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government.”

The Global Economy Desperately Needs Freedom – by Richard Ebeling – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-global-economy-desperately-needs-freedom.html – “But liberty is also a great means to many of our ends. The freedom of others is a social good because by each having the liberty to decide and act on their own knowledge, the rest of us can be the beneficiaries of what they know and can do that which we could not for ourselves — or at least not as well and as inexpensively as they can for us. We should, at the same time, value an economic system that encourages the competitive discovery process that enables all to benefit from the ideas that someone may come up with that potentially enrich the lives of many if not all of the billions of people in the world.”

Venezuela’s power grid targeted by another ‘cyberattack’, Maduro sayshttps://www.rt.com/news/453434-venezuela-maduro-cyberattack-power-grid/ – “Earlier, unconfirmed reports suggested that 95 percent of the crisis-stricken country was again without power, after Sidor Substation in Bolivar state had allegedly exploded, spewing clouds of black smoke into the sky. The substation had reportedly been sustaining the country’s power supply since the Guri plant –which produces 80 percent of the country’s power– failed.”

From the The-Surrealism-is-Surreal Desk: Videos: Wives Of ISIS Fighters Shout Pro-ISIS Slogans, Rail Against Journalists Near Baghouzhttps://southfront.org/videos-wives-of-isis-fighters-shout-pro-isis-slogans-rail-against-journalists-near-baghouz/
Full Price Plus 50% Or More: Trump Seeks Financial Compensations From From Nations Hosting U.S. Troopshttps://southfront.org/full-price-plus-50-or-more-trump-seeks-financial-compensations-from-from-nations-hosting-u-s-troops/ – “The Trump administration is drawing up demands that Germany, Japan and eventually any other nation hosting US troops pay the full price of US soldiers deployed on their soil – plus 50% or more for the privilege of hosting them, according to multiple reports in US media citing various anonymous officials and ‘informed sources’… According to reports, in some cases, nations hosting US troops could be asked to pay 5 to 6 times as much as they do now under the “Cost Plus 50” formula.” – Comment: Sounds fair to me.

Syria Accuses US Stole 40+ Tons of Its Gold – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/08/syria-accuses-us-stole-40-tons-of-its-gold.htmlComment: A good article by Zuesse, with lots of references. It’s a fairly concise overview of Western support for the proxy armies unleashed against Syria.

Venezuelan Government: Blackout Was Preplanned, Reports About Deaths In Hospitals Are Fake Newshttps://southfront.org/venezuelan-government-blackout-was-preplanned-reports-about-deaths-in-hospitals-are-fake-news/Comment: A detailed article “revealing the method” of an operation supporting the ongoing U.S. instigated coup against the Venezuelan government.

The Truth and Secrets of the Universe Are Hidden in Words (16 min) – by Pao Chang – Comment: The words are pointers. The truth is hidden in plain sight.

Chelsea Manning put in custody for refusing to testify on Wikileakshttps://www.rt.com/usa/453352-chelsea-manning-custody-assange/  – “She appeared before a grand jury on Wednesday and invoked her First, Fourth and Sixth amendment rights.  She said the questions pertained to her 2010 disclosures of the American military’s misconduct, and she had answered those extensively during her 2013 court martial.”

Venezuelan Army Exiles Reportedly Abandoned Plan To Enter Country By Force Last Month – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-06/venezuelan-army-exiles-reportedly-abandoned-plan-enter-country-force-last-month – “However, many may not realize just how close the situation came to an all-out military conflict late last month, when a skirmish over a US-funded humanitarian aid convoy left at least two Venezuelans dead. As the fighting raged along the Venezuela-Colombia border, a group of 200 exiled soldiers were readying their weapons and preparing to forcefully overpower the Venezuelan national guardsmen and “escort” the caravan of supplies across the border… According to Bloomberg, which reported the aborted coup attempt on Tuesday, the group backed down at the last minute after Colombian officials – who promised to maintain some semblance of peace during the demonstrations – caught wind of their plan, which had been organized by retired General Cliver Alcala, and quickly shut it down.”

“Let’s be very clear. The military is involved”: Retired US Army General On Regime Change Attempt In Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/lets-be-very-clear-the-military-is-involved-retired-us-army-general-on-regime-change-attempt-in-venezuela/ – “According to retired US Army General Robert Scales the US military is already operating in the region of Venezuela. – ‘Let’s be very clear. The military is involved. We have had a Special Forces group in Colombia for almost 60 years fighting against the terrorist groups in Colombia’ Major Gen. Scales said. ‘But they are purely on the periphery. They are helping facilitate the delivery of aid. They are training the Colombian army. They are keeping watch electronically over the border with Venezuela.’ ”

Satellite Images Show North Korea Renewed Construction Of Its Long-Range Missile Facility –  https://southfront.org/satellite-images-show-north-korea-renewed-construction-of-its-long-range-missile-facility/ – “South Korean National Intelligence Service spotted “special activities” with transport vehicles at a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile research and production site called Sanumdong located in the Pyongyang area, according to local media cited by Bloomberg.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Master Trolling: Elliot Abrams Gives Away Venezuela Bluff to Vovan & Lexushttps://21stcenturywire.com/2019/03/07/master-trolling-elliot-abrams-gives-away-venezuela-bluff-punked-by-vovan-lexus-abrams/ – “Amazingly, despite their obvious Russian accent, the pair still managed to spoof a clueless US State Department gatekeepers and officials when posing as the President of the Swiss Confederation and the Head of the Department of Finance, Ueli Maurer. The call was said to have been made on February 19th, where they managed to convince a naive Abrams that they had frozen large sums of money belonging “Maduro’s inner circle” hidden in Swiss banks on accounts. The pair had Abrams believing they were prepared to give their newly seized multi-million dollar fortune to Washington’s hand-picked Venezuelan puppet “interim president” Juan Guaido, and even convinced Abrams to promise to supply them with ‘evidence’ of Maduro’s crimes.”

Here’s why the US is terrified of one Chinese company controlling the world’s 5G networks – by Shona Ghosh – https://www.businessinsider.com/why-us-terrified-huawei-5g-networks-china-dominance-2019-2 – ” ● US officials stepped up their rhetoric against Huawei, just as the Chinese firm made a big pitch about its 5G business at the mobile industry’s flagship gathering; ● At the Mobile World Congress, the top US cyber official, Robert Strayer, asked European governments to consider the “threat” posed by using Huawei’s 5G equipment in their mobile networks; ● Huawei shot back, and said the US also had surveillance systems; ● Security experts told Business Insider that the US was afraid of yielding control of telecoms infrastructure to Chinese firms that might have to kowtow to laws from an undemocratic regime; ● Huawei upped the ante in its fight with the US over its telecommunication devices on Thursday local time, announcing thatit filed a lawsuit against the US government, which has banned its federal agents from using the equipment, citing privacy concerns.”

German police failed to probe THOUSANDS of tip-offs on refugees suspected of war crimes – reportshttps://www.rt.com/news/453252-germany-refugess-war-crimes-reports/ – “From 2014 to early 2019, the German migration and refugee services referred around 5,000 cases of “crimes under international law” to the police and the attorney general but only 129 cases ended up being investigated, Bild reported on Thursday.”

Persecuted for Defending the Persecuted in Ukraine: Interview with Vyshinsky Defense Attorney Andriy Domansky – “The Vyshinsky case is key in demonstrating the presence of political persecution of journalists in Ukraine. As a legal expert, I believe justice is still possible in Ukraine and I will do everything possible to prove Kirill Vyshinsky’s innocence.” — Vyshinsky defense attorney Andriy Domansky – by Eva Bartlett – https://www.mintpressnews.com/persecuted-for-defending-the-persecuted-in-ukraine-interview-with-vyshinsky-defense-attorney-andriy-domansky/255920/ – “Last week, MintPress News published my interview with Vyshinsky, detailing the nature of his detention, the lack of a trial in spite of nearly 10 months of imprisonment, the absurdities of the accusations levied against him, and his lack of adequate medical care while imprisoned… Domansky is not only Vyshinsky’s lawyer, he is also a journalist. He hosts a weekly radio show on the rights of journalists and, owing to his defense of journalists’ rights, he is sought out by an increasing number of persecuted journalists in Ukraine… In mid-February, I traveled to Kiev to meet and interview Domansky about the political nature of the Vyshinsky case and about the persecution of journalists in general in Ukraine. The interview was conducted via an interpreter in Ukrainian.”

Satellite Images Of US-controlled Rukban Refugee Camp In Syria: Hundreds Of Graves And Insanitary Conditionshttps://southfront.org/sattelite-images-of-us-controlled-rukban-refugee-camp-in-syria-hundreds-of-graves-and-insanitary-conditions/ – “On March 5, the Russian Defense Ministry released stattelite images showing the situation in the Rukban refugee camp, which is located in the US-occupied part of eastern Syria, near the US military garrison of al-Tanf… The released pictures allow to see the real living conditions in the refugee camp… A waste deposit is located in close proximity to the living accomodations…  A notable part of the camp is tents and sheds, which means that no conditions allowing a permanent residence of thousands of people have been created. This is an especially acute problem during the winter… No subsistence warehouses or meal stations are being observed… Food and other goods can be get only in pop-up markets controlled by militants… The Russian military said that US-backed militants are preventing civilians from leaving the site. It said that the Rukban area is no more a refugee camp. It’s a reservation area with hostages…At the same time, the statement added that about 35,000 people have declared their readiness to return to the government-controlled area.”

Democrats back off anti-Semitism resolution amid dissent over Omar remarks – Rift opens in party as lawmakers decry measure as being rushed by Pelosi, back freshman representative under fire over comments on ‘allegiance’ to Israel – https://www.timesofisrael.com/democrats-push-off-anti-semitism-resolution-amid-dissent-over-omar-remarks/ – “House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., suggested Omar and her comments about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a lobbying group, will loom over any such measure, however it’s worded… ‘Whatever we do it’s going to look like we’re responding specifically to her and to AIPAC and so I’m leaning against,’ he said.”

‘We aren’t slaves’: Erdogan defies US pressure over S-400 deal with Russia, says S-500 may followhttps://www.rt.com/news/453206-s400-deal-erdogan-slave/ – “Ankara’s resilience against US pressure over the purchase of the S-400 systems remains rock solid, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan clarified on Wednesday, stressing that Turkey is a sovereign nation which has the right to choose its trade partners and arms suppliers…’“It’s done. There can never be a turning back. This would not be ethical, it would be immoral. Nobody should ask us to lick up what we spat,’ Erdogan told Kanal 24.”

Erdogan Says If US Can’t Haul Its Weapons Out Of Syria, Turkey Should Get Them – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-06/erdogan-says-if-us-cant-haul-its-weapons-out-syria-turkey-should-get-them – ” ‘If US is to take weapons out of Syria, they can, but if they won’t, give them to Turkey, not terrorists,’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a Turkish TV interview on Wednesday.”

US revokes visas of 77 Venezuelan govt officials –  https://www.rt.com/news/453190-us-revoke-visas-venezuela/ – The US will rescind 77 visas held by officials in the Maduro government or by their family members, Pence said on Wednesday. He added that Washington will continue to pressure the Maduro government until “freedom” in Venezuela is restored… Last Saturday, the US already revoked visas from 49 Venezuelans. Earlier, six Venezuelan officials, including the head of the National Guard and the police chief of Táchira state, which borders Colombia, were added to the US blacklist for their role in preventing the US humanitarian aid delivery to Venezuela.”

US puts foreign financial institutions on notice of sanctions if they deal with Maduro – Boltonhttps://www.rt.com/news/453182-bolton-threaten-foreign-institutions/ – “The United States is putting foreign financial institutions on notice that they will face sanctions for being involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that benefit Nicolas Maduro and his corrupt network,”  the US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a statement released by the White House. He was repeating the earlier threat by US special envoy Elliott Abrams… Washington also reiterated that it “strongly supports” what it called “democratic transition in Venezuela” led by the self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido, who has enjoyed consistent support from the US and some of its allies ever since he announced his leadership bid… The national security adviser also said that the US “is pursuing several new diplomatic and economic initiatives in support of that transition” but did not reveal any specific details.”

Daniel Estulin on the Power Hour (audio only 37min): Trump vs. IMF & what’s really going on in Venezuelahttps://youtu.be/cokmje0TIl8Comment: Critical thinking advised.

Book Release for Paul Levy’s “The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality” (1 hr) – “Perhaps the most important scientific discovery in human history, a possible gift for a new spiritual context for world society.”

Proof of Border Crisis: U.S. Border Patrol Highlight Jaw-Dropping Stats During Press Conference (Video)… – https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/03/06/proof-of-border-crisis-u-s-border-patrol-highlight-jaw-dropping-stats-during-press-conference-video/

Amazon Bans Tommy Robinson’s Book, ‘Mohammed’s Koran’ – by Robert Spencer – https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/amazon-bans-tommy-robinsons-book-mohammeds-koran/ – “This is an extremely ominous development. Amazon and Barnes and Noble — which is also not carrying this book — have a virtual monopoly on book sales. When these two giants refuse to carry a book, that book effectively does not exist. If they are now going to ban books that are critical of Islam and opposed to jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others, then an Islam-critical perspective will be almost impossible to find anywhere… Some will applaud this as the ultimate and laudable demise of “Islamophobia,” but it is actually far more insidious. If the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists cannot be criticized or even discussed openly, jihad terrorists will have an absolutely free hand. They will act with impunity, secure in the knowledge that any criticism of their activities will be shut down the same way Tommy Robinson was shut down.” – Comment: It looks like Mohammed’s Koran has been scrubbed from every bookstore and eBook store on the web. I was able to find a downloadable ePub version.

Warning About False Flag Operations Against Venezuelahttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Warning-About-False-Flag-Operations-Against-Venezuela-20190303-0019.html?fbclid=IwAR1JPDPIFUoCiydZ0zEHkvgjKlXMyke16ElFYK_1uNMWC-Rq_EMmCpVUfoo – “Together with Venezuela’s opposition, the United States government is planning a new false flag operation along the Colombian border, socialist leader and protector of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Freddy Bernal,  said Sunday…I have direct information from officers of the Colombian National Police that other attacks are coming along the Colombian-Venezuelan border and they are trying to twist the false flag by saying that Venezuela is going to attack Colombia,’ Bernal said during a televised interview with HOY. ” – Comment: Great short video of Venezuelan UN Ambassador Jorge Arreaza speaking at the Security Council at bottom of the page.

Trump Sabotages North Korea Summit to Appease the Hawks – by Mike Whitney – http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/trump-sabotages-north-korea-summit-to-appease-the-hawks/ – “But don’t kid yourself, this isn’t about nuclear weapons, in fact, the Trump administration hasn’t even bothered to assemble a team of weapons inspectors to investigate probable nuclear sites. Why? Because it isn’t about nuclear weapons, it’s about regime change, it’s about inflicting maximum pain and suffering on the Korean people so they take up arms against the government and violently depose Kim and his cabinet. That’s the goal. That’s always been the goal. The blocking of heating oil, essential medicines and vital food supplies are all being used to promote social unrest, fratricidal warfare, and political anarchy. Sound familiar? It should, Washington has it down to an art.”

In Video: Syrian Democratic Forces Release Hundreds Of Suspected ISIS Members –  https://southfront.org/in-video-syrian-democratic-forces-release-hundreds-of-suspected-isis-members/ – The decision to release the suspects coincided with an attack by ISIS cells on a meeting between the SDF’s security forces and local tribal leaders southeast of the city of Raqqa. Several tribal figures and personnel of the SDF were reportedly killed in the attack… The SDF released thousands of suspected ISIS members during the last two years. Local observers warned that this step will allow the terrorist group to resurface in northeastern Syria. The increased number of terrorist attacks shows that this warning is becoming reality.

 

Web Research Links for the Week of 2/25/19

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Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. (MIAMI) – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/01/military-intervention-and-mercenaries-inc-miami.html – “Some of Latin America’s wealthiest oligarchs have fled, along with their money, to the Miami area. They have been joined, in some cases, by the commanders of genocidal death squads, including Gilberto Jordán of the Guatemalan “Red Berets,” the Kaibiles. Jordán’s military unit specialized in murdering helpless Guatemalan Mayan families, including infants. He found a safe haven in Delray Beach, north of Miami. Although Jordán, a US citizen – thanks to the “good offices” of the CIA – was arrested by US authorities in 2010, he was merely convicted of lying on his US immigration papers and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment… Bolivia’s former Defense Minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, another genocidal murderer of indigenous villagers, lives in a gated community in affluent Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County. He and his fellow Miami exilée, former Bolivian President Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada, were sued in US Court in Fort Lauderdale for $10 million in compensatory claims by family members and survivors of the 2003 “Black October” deaths of 67 indigenous protesters in the village of Sorata. In 2014, a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, pursuant to the provisions of the Torture Victim Protection Act… Equally notorious in Miami’s “Little Havana” neighborhood of right-wing Cuban exiles were two terrorists, Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, both responsible for the terrorist bombing in October 1976 of Cubana Flight 455, en route from Bridgetown, Barbados to Kingston, Jamaica… It is no surprise that Miami and South Florida, once again, buzzes with activity as Trump’s CIA launches coups in Latin America. While dodgy CIA contractors meet with one another in Miami bars…  …Trump regularly rubs shoulders with Latin American oligarch members of his faux-posh Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago billionaires’ and multi-millionaires’ club. Some of these wealthy members once relied upon some of Latin America’s most notorious mass murderers for security in their native countries.”

Yellow Journalism: Globalist Weapon of Mass Deception – by Anonymous Patriots – https://aim4truth.org/2017/02/19/yellow-journalism-globalist-weapon-of-mass-deception/ – “Where Does News Come From?.. We have all heard the “conspiracy theories” that the entire U. S. media is owned by six companies and those companies are owned by the Rothschild family; however, this is not completely true as we will show you. This “fake news” is actually partially correct, which is the way that yellow journalism delivers propaganda – full of half-truths and sensationalism with bloody red headlines that are eye-catching, but not backed by honest investigative research… It is also said that there are only two news agencies that have a monopoly on U. S. news.  This is basically true.  The Associated Press and Reuters provide 95% of national and international news to the six major U. S. news agencies, which we call the “Media Cartel.” The Rothschilds used to own Reuters and now owns major holdings in the news networks that comprise the collective that share in the ownership of the Associated Press… We may have also heard that the media cartel (all six major media corporations) are only allowed to “read aloud” the scrubbed-clean news provided by the A. P. and Reuters. This is true, but with one additional truth. All news first goes through the National Security Agency for screening and approval. The NSA wipes clean any news that might “potentially” effect “National Security,” including any policies of the administration. Did you know that Reuters, the AP, and the FCC/NSA New York City offices all share the same fiber optic hub that goes through the NSA’s PRISM screening before Reuters and the AP are “allowed” to see the news?”

WATCH Bolton on CNN: Trump Would Like ‘Broad’ Coalition to Replace Maduro – Tapper asked Bolton, ‘Do you not see U.S. support for other dictators around the world undermining the credibility of your argument?’ To which Bolton replied, ‘No, I don’t think it does’ – https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/bolton-on-cnn-trump-would-like-broad-coalition-to-replace-maduro-1.6983723Comment: Maybe they can call it the “Coalition of the Willing Enough”?

President Putin’s Address to Federal Assembly 2019 (1hr 28min) – Turn on Closed Captions, English. Do you want to know what’s going on in Russian now? Can you suspend a prejudice that Russian actions are all coordinated with the “Deep State?”

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State – by Danny O’Brien – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/massive-database-leak-gives-us-a-window-into-chinas-digital-surveillance-state.html – “The prevailing evidence of mass detention centers and newly-erected surveillance systems shows that China has been pouring billions of dollars into physical and digital means of pervasive surveillance in Xinjiang and other regions. But it’s often unclear to what extent these projects operate as real, functional high-tech surveillance, and how much they are primarily intended as a sort of “security theater”: a public display of oppression and control to intimidate and silence dissent… Now, this security leak shows just how extensively China is tracking its Xinjiang residents: how parts of that system work, and what parts don’t. It demonstrates that the surveillance is real, even as it raises questions about the competence of its operators.”

CBS “60 Minutes” Asks If The FDA Ignited The Opioid Crisis. Big Pharma Exec Says Yes. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/cbs-60-minutes-asks-if-the-fda-ignited-the-opioid-crisis-big-pharma-exec-says-yes.html – “There were secret meetings between Purdue Pharma and the FDA starting in 2001… ‘…at those secret meetings the FDA bowed to Purdue Pharma’s demands to ignore the lack of scientific data, and changed the label to, “around the clock…for an extended period of time.’.. Ed Thompson: ‘I can’t think of anything more harmful taking place that took place then. It opened the floodgates. It was the decision of no return for the FDA.’.. 60 Minutes also interviewed former FDA commissioner David Kessler. He’s been retained by cities and counties suing Big Pharma for the Opioid Crisis… Dr. David Kessler: ‘There are no studies on the safety or efficacy of opioids for long-term use.’ ”

From the Times of Israel: French city’s rabbi says half of his congregants have left over anti-Semitism – Nissim Sultan of Grenoble says abuse getting worse over last 15 years, with many deciding to emigrate; 20,000 French Jews have moved to Israel since 2014 – https://www.timesofisrael.com/french-citys-rabbi-says-half-of-his-congregants-have-left-over-anti-semitism/ – “French city’s rabbi says half of his congregants have left over anti-Semitism… ‘Our country, and for that matter all of Europe and most Western democracies, seems to be facing a resurgence of anti-Semitism unseen since World War II,’ he added… His comments come after a cemetery in the Alsace region, near Germany, was vandalized with 96 Jewish tombstones  daubed with swastikas.

French President Emmanuel Macron looks at a grave vandalized with a swastika during a visit at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, on February 19, 2019, on the day of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. (Frederick Florin/Pool/AFP)

Macron and his government have linked the appearance of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on artworks, shopfronts and headstones to far-right and far-left elements within the “yellow vest” protest movement… In recent days, the word “Juden” was spray-painted on the window of a Paris bagel bakery and swastikas were daubed on postbox portraits of late French Holocaust survivor and women’s rights icon Simone Veil… The number of anti-Jewish crimes rose 74 percent last year.”

From the Grounds-For-Speculation-And-Further-Research Desk: Can YouTube Solve Its Serious Climate Science Denial Problem? – by Graham Readfearn – https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/02/24/youtube-video-serious-climate-science-denial-problem – “When I viewed YouTube without signing in, almost all the videos suggested by the algorithm would sit firmly in the climate science denial folder. There’s so much of this material on YouTube that it’s not hard to find once the algorithm opens the door… There’s a Nobel Laureate who apparently “Smashes the Global Warming Hoax” — just don’t mention the 76 other laureates asking for ‘rapid progress towards lowering current and future greenhouse gas emissions.’.. Then there are two other videos, both titled “The Truth About Global Warming,” and both delivering the opposite to what its title claims… Before you know it, you’re in a world of “climate cults,” “global warming hysteria,” and claims of failed predictions and Al Gore getting “slammed.”.. For an unsuspecting viewer, watching just one video can lead you quickly into an alternate universe where facts, physics, and real-world experiences are replaced by conspiracies, cherry-picking, and fossil fuel–backed propaganda.” (emphasis added)

Globalist Plan for Human Control – by Sartre – https://www.shiftfrequency.com/globalist-plan-for-human-control/ – “Recognizing that there is and has been a century’s long shrouded plan to mastermind a worldwide Weltanschauung that puts a diabolical elite mastery over the billions of human beings, which make up the vast hordes of divinely created life on this planet, is a taboo topic in most cultures… The entire system of socially manufactured perception is a plot to keep people in line and docile. Mass societal pressure is dumped on anyone, who dares to put forth a confederacy organism of global rule explanation for understanding political, social and economic affairs. Keeping the enigma program for extending a cruel and deadly supremacy over mankind cannot be kept secret any longer.”

Linked from the above article: The Two Jewish-led Globalist Camps… In Competition For Global Control – by James L. Miller, PhD – http://immigration-globalization.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-globalist-camps-in-competition-for.html – “There are two distinct ideological globalist camps, both led by Jews — each camp competes with the other for global control: 1) THE LIBERAL CAMP; 2) THE NEOCON CAMP (often calling themselves “conservatives” … although they actually aren’t conserving anything… they’re not conserving American jobs, they’re not conserving the demographic/racial makeup of America, they’re not conserving American culture and religion, etc)… First off, it is critical to understand that each ideological camp was created, developed, and fine-tuned by Jewish intellectuals. Without Jewish intellectuals, there wouldn’t be a radical liberal school of thought (Communism, Socialism, Trotskyism, and all their supporting submovements/ideas such as feminism, gay rights, political correctness, etc.). Similarly, without Jewish intellectuals, there wouldn’t be a Neocon school of thought.” – Comment: It is crucial to have an open mind and to weigh all the availble evidence before beginning to imagine one knows what is true regarding “The Jewish Question” (JQ). If you trust “scriptures,” the nature of what happened with the creation of the Jews goes back to ancient Sumer and a man called Abraham, who was chosen for some particular role by a “deity” whose name is never supposed to be pronounced, but is written without vowels in Hebrew as the letters Yod He Vod He (YHVH). The truth of this is inscrutable, but is insisted upon by the secret, hierarchical, and exclusive rabbinic culture that still controls “orthodox” Jewish society. Many analysts assert various theories about occult control of “elite” Jewish organizations. It is claimed that there is an esoteric hierachy behind the ongoing Rabbinic association named the Sanhedrin, which the very dicey Christian “Gospel” says were responsible for the condemnation of the enigmatic Yeshua to “the cross.” – It should be obvious that the vast majority of Jews in the world have never had anything to do with the policies directed by the top levels of Jewish hierarchy. But something about the nature of Jewish Identity, for those who accept it at deep psychological levels, seems to have made it possible for this cohesive “tribal” culture to have penetrated the upper levels of almost every powerful organization on Earth: Governments, Secret Societies, Courts, Corporations (including, importantly, Banks), Media (of course!), Religions, Universities, and so forth. As Lenin is quoted as saying: “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” Many spiritual psychologists have stated that one of the primary drives of the (non-existent) ego is for control. Anyone identified with being a separate self, a powerful psychological addiction driven by the illusion that “I” am a character unshakably associated with “my” physical body, is bound to certain very unskillful obsessions to attain an obviously impossible goal of permanence and primacy of power (to become “godlike”). So, I would argue that the end goal for whatever the hidden power behind the posited Jewish Secret Council actually is, its ultimate goal is for unified command and control of “everything that it surveys,” and that it is doing this using this literally insane identification with “chosenness” because of its psychological power to attain results, or as is often said, “Facts On The Ground.”

The Real Reason Why Globalists Are So Obsessed With Artificial Intelligence – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-real-reason-why-globalists-are-so-obsessed-with-artificial-intelligence.html – “It is nearly impossible to traverse web news or popular media today without being assaulted by vast amounts of propaganda on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is perhaps the fad to end all fads as it supposedly encompasses almost every aspect of human existence, from economics and security to philosophy and art. According to mainstream claims, AI can do almost everything and do it better than any human being. And, the things AI can’t do, it WILL be able to do eventually… Whenever the establishment attempts to saturate the media with a particular narrative, it is usually with the intent to manipulate public perception in a way that produces self fulfilling prophecy. In other words, they hope to shape reality by telling a particular lie so often it becomes accepted by the masses over time as fact. They do this with the idea of globalism as inevitable, with the junk science of climate change as “undeniable” and they do it with AI as a technological necessity… The globalists have long held AI as a kind of holy grail in centralization technology. The United Nations has adopted numerous positions and even summits on the issue, including the “AI For Good” summit in Geneva. The UN insinuates that it’s primary interest in AI is in regulation or observation of how it is exploited, but the UN also has clear goals to use AI to its advantage. The use of AI as a means to monitor mass data to better institute “sustainable development” is written clearly in the UN’s agenda.

Maduro 1: Abrams 0: But This Match Is Far from Over… – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/maduro-1-abrams-0-but-this-match-is-far-from-over/ – “Outside Venezuela this first confrontation has also been a defeat for the Empire. Not only did most countries worldwide not recognize the AngloZionist puppet, but the level of protest and opposition to what appeared to be the preparations for a possible invasion (or, at least, a military operation of some kind) was remarkably high. While the legacy corporate Ziomedia did what it always does (that is whatever the Empire wants it to do), the Internet and the blogosphere were overwhelmingly opposed to a direct US intervention. This situation also created a great deal of internal political tensions in various Latin American countries whose public opinion remains strongly opposed to any form of US imperial control over Latin America… The main problem is that the Neocons cannot accept defeat and that they are likely to do what they always do, double down and make a bad situation even worse. The head of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has warned that the US has deployed special forces in Colombia and Puerto Rico in preparation for a possible invasion. Uncharacteristically, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs made intelligence information public, which described in some detail what kind of plans the Empire and its allies had, even before this past week-end’s confrontation. See for yourself: https://youtu.be/UhwjgqH4c04 (5 min) ” (emphasis added)

Venezuela Orders PDVSA Offices Relocate To Moscow; Putin Affirms Support To “Friend” Madurohttps://southfront.org/venezuela-orders-pdvsa-offices-relocate-to-moscow-putin-affirms-support-to-friend-maduro/ – “The Venezuelan vice president said, ‘This is done in line with our plans to expand technical cooperation in the oil production area with Rosneft, with Gazprom. The moment now is the most suitable to do so. We are changing the format of our relations.” And she added, “It’s the perfect time, as we are reshaping our relations.’.. As part of the press briefing, Russian FM Lavrov conveyed President Putin’s words of support and solidarity to his “friend” President Maduro in a further clear sign that Moscow has dedicated itself to helping Venezuela’s state oil company weather the storm of US economic war and sanctions… Lavrov explained in the press conference, ‘Russia will further help the Venezuelan government to solve social and economic problems, which includes lending support via legitimate humanitarian aid.’.. This after what’s been widely acknowledged as failed US-led coup efforts over the past weeks in support of opposition leader Juan Gaido, who has tried to rally support for greater external “pro-democracy” intervention against the Caracas government.”

Damascus Is Sending Convoys To Evacuate Al-Rukban Camp Near Al-Tanaf Base –  https://southfront.org/damascus-to-send-convoy-to-evacuate-al-rukban-camp-near-al-tanaf-base/ –  ‘Last month, Russia and the Damascus government established two humanitarian corridors to help the civilians who want to leave the al-Rukban camp. However, the US-led coalition and its proxies prevented any civilians from leaving the camp… The US-led coalition has been ignoring the suffering of civilians in al-Rukban for months now, and it is still unclear yet if it is going to allow the government convoys to evacuate them this time.”

US-Proclaimed ‘Venezuelan President’ Announces Another Humanitarian Aid Provocationhttps://southfront.org/us-proclaimed-venezuelan-president-announces-another-humanitarian-aid-provocation/ – ” ‘We drafted an alternative draft resolution, the aim of which is not to incite political intrigues and regime change but rather to genuinely help the Venezuelan people in efforts to normalize the situation in the country,’ said Russian Ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia… ‘The draft submitted by the US delegation was written for regime change disguised as care for people. We’ve seen all of this already vis a vis Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan,’ he said… Nebenzia also claimed that the Russian draft resolution had not been taken seriously by the council. ‘Yesterday we convened expert-level consultations on our text, we listened to the views of members of the Security Council including the US representative. We heard not a single specific comment on our draft. Western experts said that they would not work on our text and US colleagues immediately tabled their draft for the vote. Where’s diplomacy here? Where’s a quest for compromise?’ he said.”

Vladislav Surkov’s Hugely Important New Article About What Putinism Is – Full Translation – https://russia-insider.com/en/vladislav-surkovs-hugely-important-new-article-about-what-putinism-full-translation/ri26259 – “Surkov is no longer in the limelight, but he occasionally hurls down these rhetorical thunderbolts. What he says is always interesting and sometimes profound, and we think this essay is very much the latter. It argues that the system which has evolved in Russia over the last 18 years is extremely durable, and could well last for centuries, and that it is more honest and works far better than the clown show in the West… Well, judge for yourself. The translation here is brilliant, because it was done by regular contributor Dmitry Orlov, who if you haven’t read, you should. One doesn’t often see translations of this calibre, because the people capable of doing them don’t tend to be translators.”

Here’s why US-North Korea talks will continue to fail – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – https://www.rt.com/op-ed/452698-korea-trump-talks-fail/ – “It pays to remind ourselves that if we are going to hold North Korea to these ridiculous standards, that it has in fact conducted no nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests since 2017. The US, on the other hand, is still assisting Israel in its destruction of Gaza, is still assisting Saudi Arabia in its destruction of Yemen, is still bombing the rest of the Middle East into oblivion and is currently threatening war against Venezuela, Iran, all the while reigniting a new and revamped Cold War with Russia and China, just to name a few… Even as I type, two supposed US allies who do have known and ready nuclear weapons appear to be throwing stones at each other, yet denuclearization seems to be nowhere to be found in media discourse when we examine the history of the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan.”

Big Pharma to Use Public Schools As Biochemical Mind Control Agents for Students – by Dave Hodges – https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/big-pharma-to-use-public-schools-as-biochemical-mind-control-agents-for-students/ – “Previously, there was an ongoing battle for the psychological health and welfare of America’s children and eventually all Americans, under the New Freedoms Commission (NFC), had as it is the eventual intent to screen and treat, with mind numbing drug, all Americans for mental illness by using criteria designed to elicit false positives. The relatively new mind control programs have commenced with the intent of compelling the mental health testing of all 52 million school children and the 6.5 million adults who walk through doors of every school in America on any given weekday. Acting under the authority of the NFC, all 50 states are mandated to implement compulsory mental health screening. The screening exams were to be administered in kindergarten, fourth and ninth grade. The screening program required no parental notification and carries the force of law… In April of 2002, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush convened a 22 member panel which sought to identify policies that could be implemented by all levels of government which would promote successful mental health treatment for all children and adults… In July of 2003, the NFC formally recommended that schools were in the best position to commence the screening of all Americans beginning with America’s students and school employees. The NFC implemented their recommendations, in November of 2004, with a $20 million dollar appropriation.” – Comment: The “New Freedoms Commission”: How Orwellian does it get?

IN Senate Bill 266 Gives State/School Parental Power Over Students’ Mental Health from Birth to Age 22 – by Jeannie Georges – http://www.theofficialvipnews.com/google2badecc5bb02684b.html/2019/02/16/9290/ – “The state should never be in control to identify, assess or assist emotional or mental health issues. But, SB 266 is one line after another of state-run objectionable practices… Here are a few:  ● There will be routine examinations for mental health; ● The state will assess, measure, track and report everyone’s state of mind; ●  Taxpayers will be paying the high cost of prevention and treatment of mental health for all; ●  Other entities will be profiting on the collection of every piece of data that can be gleaned; ● The school based mental health services will be integrated into everything – every subject; ●  It is experimental; ●  It calls for improvement in communication between agencies – meaning the data will be distributed without regard for privacy. (Court orders and warrants won’t be needed.); ●  It brings in neuroscience; ●  Substance abuse is changed to a mental diagnosis because it is called substance use disorder… How many will be classified with mental or behavioral disorders? Do you know anyone with phone, gaming, or social media addiction? Know anyone who drinks, smokes, visits alternative web sites? How much is too much and how much is a ”use disorder”?.. There is this caveat. A great pupil privacy protection section was part of this bill when it passed through the education committee. Well, except it did not include public schools! It has already been removed from this bill and it is debated whether it could be enforced even if it could be amended back into the bill.” – Comment: This “treatment” is mandatory for all children between birth and age 22. How much could that end up costing? – In dollars, of course.

U.S. Forces Transported 50 Tons Of Gold From Syria: Reportshttps://southfront.org/u-s-transported-50-tons-of-gold-from-syria-report/ – “The US military is reportedly transferring tons of gold from ISIS-held areas in Syria to the US… According to a source contacted by Kurdish Bas News Agency, US forces transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from ISIS in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. The report says that a part of the remaining gold was shared with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). According to the report, the gold was transported from the US military base in Ayn al-Arab (Kobani)… 40 tons of gold stolen by ISIS terrorists from Iraq’s Mosul was also taken by US forces, reports say… Local sources told the Syrian state-run SANA news agency claimed that the troops relocated large boxes containing ISIS gold treasure from al-Dashisheh region in southern Hasakah.” – Comment: Value of one metric ton of gold at today’s price: $42,306,108.00 – Value of 50 metric tons: $2,115,305,400 – That’s $2.115 Billion

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/scientists-orwellian-a-i-sentient-smart-assistants-snitch-owners-discuss-whether-they-should-call-police.html – “Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law… Scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway proposed the incredibly Orwellian idea of inserting morals into A.I. code at the ACM conference in Hawaii on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society, Dailymail reported… Yes, you read that right, scientists want to make that little hunk of metal of invasive technology even more invasive.”

China Infiltrating U.S. Education System in Propaganda Coup – Report: From kindergarten to college, Chinese government programs indoctrinate youth – by Adam Kredo – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-infiltrating-u-s-education-system-in-propaganda-coup/ – “The wide-ranging report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has found that China has spent nearly $200 million on educational entities known as Confucius Institutes. These programs have been instated in U.S. schools across the country with the mission of indoctrinating students and painting a sympathetic portrait of the Chinese Communist government, according to the report… The institutes are shrouded in mystery and have been the cause of much consternation on Capitol Hill and elsewhere as information about their reach and power in the United States becomes clearer… While the programs appear on their surface to be mundane—mainly focusing on language and cultural issues—the Senate committee found that these institutes constitute a threat to the United States. The Chinese government, the committee found, “is attempting to change the impression in the United States and around the world that China is an economic and security threat.” – Comment: IMO, this article begs the question of just what is propaganda here.

‘Sometimes you have to walk’: Trump leaves summit empty-handed at tough point in presidency – by Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker – https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sometimes-you-have-to-walk-trump-leaves-summit-empty-handed-at-tough-point-in-presidency/2019/02/28/b7aafd9c-3b46-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the Lima Group | Bogota, Colombiahttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-vice-president-pence-lima-group-bogota-colombia/Comment: Perhaps someone can explain to me why, if the intention is for the U.S. Corp to make-up-and-play-nice with Venezuela, that we’re seeing nothing but actual lies, belicosity, and military preparations for what could be an invasion coming out of DC, the Lima Group, the European “Partners,” etc.? If the intention is to seek detente, aren’t actions that are unethical and threatening a tainted methodology for attaining a positive working relationship?

Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change – by Ryan Saavedra – https://www.dailywire.com/news/43880/ocasio-cortez-people-maybe-shouldnt-reproduce-due-ryan-saavedra – ” ‘Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,’ Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. ‘And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, “Is it okay to still have children?” ‘ ”

Massive Windstorm Spawns “ICE TSUNAMI” On Lake Erie – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/massive-windstorm-spawns-ice-tsunami-on-lake-erie_02252019 – ” Chunks of ice stacked up along the Niagara River Parkway along the lake forced the roadway to be closed in some sections after the ice tsunami hit. Ice mounds between 25 and 30 feet high could be seen in photos approaching people’s homes. Twitter users shared their accounts of what this ice tsunami looked like, and it is eerie.”

Do Russia and China Know Enough Econ 101 to Escape the Upcoming Paper Money Apocalypse of the West? – They’ve shown some affinity for gold, but they’ve stopped short of instituting it as currency – by Alasdair Macleod – https://russia-insider.com/en/do-russia-and-china-know-enough-econ-101-escape-upcoming-paper-money-apocalypse-west/ri26384 – “This article makes the obvious point that  a return to a gold standard is the only way nations can contain the interest cost of servicing debt, given the alternative is inflationist policies that can only lead to far higher interest rates and currency destruction. The topic is timely, given the self-harm of American economic and geopolitical policies, which are already leading America into a cyclical slump. Meanwhile, American fears of Asian domination of global economic, monetary and political outcomes have come true. The upcoming credit crisis is likely to kill off the welfare state model in the West by destroying their unbacked paper currencies, while China, Russia and their Asian allies have the means to prosper.”

Fake science: The White House reportedly wants a new dodgy panel of scientists to challenge the government’s climate change findings – by Cody Fenwick – https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/fake-science-the-white-house-reportedly-wants-a-new-dodgy-panel-of-scientists-to-challenge-the-governments-climate-change-findings/ – “The White House intends to create a new panel of scientists with the intention of attacking the scientific consensus, both within and outside the federal government, that climate change poses a clear and severe threat to the world, a new report from Washington Post revealed Sunday… According to the report, officials in the National Security Council want to arrange the group so that it would be outside the normal scrutiny such advisory panels typically require.  When formal advisory committees are usually set up, they are subject to stringent regulations that require public meetings, accommodation of records requests, and membership standards… Apparently, the White House doesn’t want the public to have clear insight into a committee designed to spread propaganda and disinformation about clearly established science.” Comment: I urge people to put on their thinking caps and consider what may be behind both the concept of “Fake Science,” and what seems to me is a hit-piece from Alternet (and the Anti-Trump Washington Post – Alternet does not link to the article they mention in the Post).

The Crisis of Science (32 min) – by James Corbett

Mr Bolton’s Long Game Against Iran – Pakistan Becomes Saudi Arabia’s New Client State – by Alastair Crooke – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/25/bolton-long-game-against-iran-pakistan-becomes-saudi-arabia-new-client-state.html – “So, what do we see? Until just recently, Pakistan was ‘on the ropes’ economically. It seemed that it would have to resort to the IMF (yet again), and that it was clear that the proximate IMF experience – if approved – would be extremely painful (Secretary Pompeo, in mid-last year, was saying that the US probably would not support an IMF programme, as some of the IMF grant might be used to repay earlier Chinese loans to Pakistan). The US too had punished Pakistan by severely cutting US financial assistance to the Pakistani military for combatting terrorism. Pakistan, in short, was sliding inevitably towards debt default – with only the Chinese as a possible saviour… And then, unexpectedly, up pops ‘goldilocks’ in the shape of a visiting MbS, promising a $20 billion investment plan as “first phase” of a profound programme to resuscitate the Pakistani economy. And that is on top of a $3 billion cash bailout, and another $3 billion deferred payment facility for supply of Saudi oil. Fairy godmothers don’t come much better than that. And this benevolence comes in the wake of the $6.2 billion, promised last month, by UAE, to address Pakistan’s balance of payments difficulties… The US wants something badly – It wants Pakistan urgently to deliver a Taliban ‘peace agreement’ in Afghanistan with the US which allows for US troops to be permanently based there (something that the Taliban not only has consistently refused, but rather, has always put the withdrawal of foreign forces as its top priority)… …During the Afghan war of the 1980s and later, Afghanistan always was the path for Islamic fundamentalism to reach up into Central Asia. In other words, America’s anxiety to achieve a permanent presence in Afghanistan – plus the arrival of militants from Syria – may somehow link to suggest a second motive to US thinking: the potential to curb Russia and China’s evolution of a Central Asian trading sphere and supply corridor… Putting this all together, what does this mean? Well, firstly, Mr Bolton was arguing for a US military ‘hub’ in Iraq – to put pressure on Iran – as early as 2003. Now, he has it. US Special Forces, (mostly) withdrawn from Syria, are deploying into this new Iraq military ‘hub’ in order, Trump said, to “watch Iran”. (Trump rather inadvertently ‘let the cat out of the bag’ with that comment).” – Comment: This is a long, complex, and brilliantly written article by Crooke. He presents a case that recent and recently announced payments of some 30+ Billion Dollars to Pakistan by the UAE and Saudi Arabia are, essentially, plausibly deniable U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan to further implement major U.S. military operations in Afghanistan – As part of a very long term strategy of undermining the stability of Chinese, Russian and Iranian cooperation and stabilization of Central Asia. This is the kind of nuanced and documented research that I would hope to see the Panterra Global Media Alliance support, if we hope to enroll a significant following of people who are working to create a new paradigm of human organization and action on this planet.

24 Cognitive Biases That Are Warping Your Perception of Reality – by Jeff Desjardins – https://www.visualcapitalist.com/24-cognitive-biases-warping-reality/ – “We are each entitled to our own personal world view… Unfortunately, when it comes to interpreting information and making objective sense of reality, human brains are hard-wired to make all kinds of mental mistakes that can impact our ability to make rational judgments… In total, there are 180+ cognitive biases that mess with how we process data, think critically, and perceive reality.”

India Orders ‘staggering’ Eviction Of 1 Million Indigenous People To Save Wildlife – by Niha Masih – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/22/india-orders-staggering-eviction-million-indigenous-people-some-environmentalists-are-cheering/ – “India’s Supreme Court has ordered its government to evict a million people from their homes — for the good of the country’s wildlife… The ruling, issued Wednesday, was a startling conclusion to a decade-long case that has pitted the rights of some of India’s most vulnerable citizens against the preservation of its forests… The court told the government to evict over a million people — mostly members of indigenous tribes — from their homes in public forest land because they had not met the legal criterion to live there… With more than 700 tribal groups, India is home to over 100 million indigenous people. While the forest land is legally controlled by the government, people have lived in such areas for centuries.”

New US anti-Semitism envoy employs lessons learned from Iraq to fight ‘scourge’ – Elan Carr, attorney and ex-head of a US army anti-terrorism team, says he was chosen by philo-Semite Trump because his career has been about ‘fighting evil and keeping people safe’ – by Amanda Borschel-Dan and David Horovitz –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-us-anti-semitism-envoy-employs-lessons-learned-from-iraq-to-fight-scourge/ – “As the United States experiences a surge in reported anti-Semitic incidents (Note: There is much evidence that this is not true), the newly appointed Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr told The Times of Israel that the Jewish community and Israel “couldn’t have a better friend in the White House” than President Donald Trump… Carr was appointed on February 5 to a statutory role that had been left vacant since the Trump administration entered the White House in January 2017. An attorney and former head of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, Carr is known for his work in prosecuting gang violence in Los Angeles and leading an anti-terrorism team in Iraq in 2003.” (emphasis added)

States Move to Mandate Deadly HPV Gardasil Vaccine for Children – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/states-move-to-mandate-deadly-hpv-gardasil-vaccine-for-children/ – “Here are the states currently considering new legislation to mandate the Gardasil vaccine against parental choice. (Note: Merck’s Gardasil vaccine is the only HPV vaccine currently licensed in the U.S. So when you read “HPV Vaccine,” that currently means Gardasil.)… ● ConnecticutSB 858 – Allows for administration of HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines to minors without parental consentPublic Hearing 02/25/19. ● FloridaHB 245/SB 356 – Mandates HPV Vaccine for children as a requirement for school attendance. e. ● IllinoisSB 1659 – Mandates HPV Vaccines for 6th grade students. ●MassachusettsSD 1520 – Mandates HPV Vaccine for school children. ● New JerseyA1847 – Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12. ● New York: (2 bills) A973/S3899 – Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent. And S298 – Mandate the HPV Vaccine to the current list of vaccines required for children… To keep up-to-date on these bills and other bills taking away parental rights to vaccines in each state, sign up for the National Vaccine Information Center portal.

“Forced Vaccination” is a Crime Against Humanity…  – There Is NO Difference Between “Forced Vaccination” Programs And What The NAZI Doctor’s Did In The WWII Death Camps…- by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/forced-vaccination-is-a-crime-against-humanity/ – Across the United States legislators are demanding “tougher laws” forcing families to vaccinate, or lose public benefits. That these same legislators are beneficiaries of significant drug company political payments is not surprising… These new efforts are triggered by a small up-tick in the few cases of measles. More children die from the “unavoidably unsafe” measles vaccine than from the disease itself… When Congress abrogated our right to petition the federal and state courts for vaccine injuries in 1986 the promise was that vaccines would become safer and that the federal government would report to Congress annually about progress. No such reports have been submitted while families have suffered thousands of dead and maimed children as the legacy of US vaccination policy… The horrors of vaccine pseudo-science could, perhaps, have been tolerated, since families could have, in the past, always opt out of vaccination for religious or philosophical reasons. Where there is risk, there must be choice. However, that promise of “Informed Consent” is now under concerted attack in state after state.”

Another somber milestone for Afghanistan: 2018 saw record-high civilians killed in decade – UN report – https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1033441 – “With over 3,800 civilian women, children and men killed in just one year, Afghanistan has hit yet another “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable” record, according to a new report issued on Sunday by the UN political mission in the country (UNAMA) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR).” – Comment: SO unacceptable.

Guaido: ‘We Must Have All Options’ to Free Venezuelahttps://www.voanews.com/a/civilians-dead-in-venezuelan-violence/4801426.html – “At least four civilians were killed Saturday as Venezuelan security forces clashed with demonstrators at the border with Brazil over deliveries of humanitarian aid… ‘Today’s events force me to make a decision to formally propose to the international community that we must have all options open to secure the freedom our country(i.e. Please invade us with your militaries), Venezuelan opposition leader and interim-president Juan Guaido wrote on Twitter late Saturday… Also late Saturday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to meet with Guaido Monday in Bogota. Pence is scheduled to address the Lima Group of regional leaders in Colombia Monday and will meet with Guaido while he is there… Pence could announce new sanctions at the Lima Group meeting, adding to sanctions on PDVSA (i.e. theft of Venezuelan property in the interest of enriching the U.S. Imperium), the state-owned oil company… Foro Penal [Criminal Forum], a group that tracks violence in Venezuela, reported the four deaths Saturday. It said they took place in Santa Elena de Uairen near the border with Brazil. It said the victims were shot by pro-government militia members (there is no factual reporting of these events – If the events that started the “Syrian Revolution” in 2011 are any guide, it is more likely anyone killed was shot by U.S. mercenaries, like the military aged men throwing rocks on the Columbian border.)… At one border point (on the Columbian border), aid trucks caught fire (video shows they were torched with molotov cocktails by some of the young men throwing rocks), leading the crowd to rush to save the boxes of food and medical supplies (the propaganda media said the fires were started by Venezuelan security)… Late Saturday U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that a Venezuelan lawmaker (Freddy Superlano, an associate of Juan Guaido) and his assistant had been poisoned. The assistant (Carlos Salinas, the cousin of Superlano) is dead, according to Rubio’s post and the lawmaker is in “serious condition.” (emphasis added)Comment: This article is from the Official State Propaganda Service. What is the possibility that Carlos Salinas was “inconvenient” in some way to the Guaido coup faction, and was the real target of the poisoning? The Maduro govermment, like the Assad government who were accused of attacking Syrians with gas when their army was on the verge of military successes, has no benefit from using murder against the opposition. Juan Guaido, until he left for Columbia, was not only not arrested – or poisoned – but was allowed to lead demonstrations against the legitimate government and to speak to the foreign press. Imagine if a low-level politician in the U.S. had declared himself President and called for Trump to step down – what would have happened to him? Guantanamo?

Web Research Links for the Week of 2/18/19

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Houthis Claim They Killed Nine British Personnel In Southern Saudi Arabiahttps://southfront.org/houthis-claim-they-killed-nine-british-personnel-in-southern-saudi-arabia/ – ” ‘The slain British fighters were about to lead several attacks by the mercenaries on the [Saudi-Yemeni] border,’ the Houthis’ media wing quoted a military source as saying… If the incident is confirmed, this will be the second time British personnel came under attack in Yemen this year. A week ago, the Express revealed that two service members of the British Special Air Service (SAS) were injured in a roadside bomb blast while they were conducting a top-secret humanitarian mission in central Yemen… The UK is one of the main supporters of the Saudi-led coalition. According to several reports, the kingdom supplied the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), which is accused of war crimes, with cluster bombs and spare parts for its British-made warplanes. Despite an international criticism, the UK is still supporting the coalition’s war on the Houthis.”

Merkel Draws the Line Against Trump – by Tom Luongo – https://tomluongo.me/2019/02/21/merkel-draws-the-line-against-trump/ – “Merkel understands that would grind the German government and its economy to a halt. What Trump wants is for Germany to plough its budget surplus (which stood at €59.2 billion in 2018) wholly into defense spending while also maintaining complete control over NATO’s mission… We pay the lion’s share of NATO’s costs because we receive the lion’s share of the benefits NATO provides. And those benefits are not protecting Europe from the scourge of the evil Russians contrary to the insane fulminations of the laptop bombardiers on K Street… No, the benefits of NATO exist wholly to weaken Russia and keep Europe from hooking up with its natural ally to the east. And along this vector, Merkel is, for once, acting in Germany’s best interests, but only because they dovetail with the EU’s… Guys like John Bolton and all of our top brass at the Pentagon lie awake at night fearful most of a German/Russian economic and political alliance. And everything we do is to force Merkel into difficult choices, especially as an occupied country.”

Are Trump and Putin Opening Pandora’s Box? – “Modern nuclear-armed cruise missiles will be far more fearsome than those that were banned when the INF Treaty was signed in 1987” – by Theodore Postol – https://russia-insider.com/en/are-trump-and-putin-opening-pandoras-box/ri26365 – “Facts support the Russian position. This reality must be taken into account if the United States and Russia (and possibly other countries) are to agree on continued control of intermediate-range missiles… Both sides must stop and think about the common and avoidable danger they are creating by clinging to arguments about each getting some inconsequential military advantage. In fact, existing nuclear weapons systems can do anything imaginable, and much more that is unimaginable. It is the unimaginable capabilities of these weapons that must take center stage when considering the giant and still unknown terrors and threats they pose to global stability and humanity’s future… America must recognize that the Obama administration inadvertently chose a land-based missile defense system with no defensive capacity that instead looks like a strike system to Russia. The Trump administration must stop its extremists from ending a meaningful treaty and putting the world on a faster path to oblivion. And the Russians need to pull back from their threats and boasts about their new missiles — a foolish and dangerous reaction to American bungling that plays against their own self-interest.”

VENEZUELA: ‘The War Built on Lies’ – by John Pilger – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/02/23/venezuela-the-war-built-on-lies/ – “In a room lit by a single fluorescent tube, I met Ana Lucia Ferandez, aged 86, and Mavis Mendez, aged 95. A mere 33-year-old, Sonia Alvarez, had come with her two children. Once, none of them could read and write; now they were studying mathematics. For the first time in its history, Venezuela has almost 100 per cent literacy… This is the work of Mision Robinson, which was designed for adults and teenagers previously denied an education because of poverty. Mision Ribas gives everyone the opportunity of a secondary education, called a bachillerato.(The names Robinson and Ribas refer to Venezuelan independence leaders from the 19th century)… In her 95 years, Mavis Mendez had seen a parade of governments, mostly vassals of Washington, preside over the theft of billions of dollars in oil spoils, much of it flown to Miami. ‘We didn’t matter in a human sense,’ she told me. ‘We lived and died without real education and running water, and food we couldn’t afford. When we fell ill, the weakest died. Now I can read and write my name and so much more; and whatever the rich and the media say, we have planted the seeds of true democracy and I have the joy of seeing it happen.’.. In 2002, during a Washington-backed coup, Mavis’s sons and daughters and grandchildren and great-grandchildren joined hundreds of thousands who swept down from the barrios on the hillsides and demanded the army remained loyal to Chavez… ‘The people rescued me,’ Chavez told me. ‘They did it with the media against me, preventing even the basic facts of what happened. For popular democracy in heroic action, I suggest you look no further.’.. Should the CIA stooge Guaido and his white supremacists grab power, it will be the 68th overthrow of a sovereign government by the United States, most of them democracies. A fire sale of Venezuela’s utilities and mineral wealth will surely follow, along with the theft of the country’s oil, as outlined by John Bolton… Under the last Washington-controlled government in Caracas, poverty reached historic proportions. There was no healthcare for those could not pay. There was no universal education; Mavis Mendez, and millions like her, could not read or write.” – Comment: Pilger is one of the truly great journalists of the modern era. In this article he brings perspective utterly lacking in the commercial lapdog media supporting the concerted drive by the governments of the West to bring killing and destruction to one more country under the aegis of global hegemony.

“An Unavoidable Global Recession”: The Warnings Get Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/an-unavoidable-global-recession-the-warnings-get-louder-as-worldwide-economic-numbers-continue-to-deteriorate – “Economic numbers all over the world continue to get worse, and as you will see below, even New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is now warning of “an unavoidable global recession”.  Unfortunately, most Americans still have absolutely no idea that this is happening.  Most ordinary citizens are still under the impression that everything is going to be just fine, but the numbers suggest otherwise.  The Baltic Dry Index just plummeted to the lowest level that we have seen in three years, and this is yet another indication that the global trade war is causing widespread economic pain.  And according to Bloomberg, global economic growth has now dropped to the lowest level that we have seen since the Great Recession… Car sales in China continued to decline in January after their first full-year slump in more than two decades, adding to pressure on automakers who bet heavily on the market amid waning demand for cars from the U.S. to Europe… (Chinese) Passenger vehicle wholesales fell 17.7 percent year-on-year, the biggest drop since the market began to contract in the middle of last year, while retail sales had their eighth consecutive monthly decline, industry groups reported Monday… That is an absolutely disastrous number, and it is a sign that this will be a very, very tough year for the global auto industry… Meanwhile, German industrial production is falling at a pace that we haven’t seen since the last global recession… Italy’s economy has already fallen into a recession, and their debt problems continue to grow with each passing day… Watch Italy, because it is going to be a key to the drama that is currently unfolding in Europe… Here in the United States, we are still doing relatively better than much of the rest of the world, but our economy is slowing down too. U.S. retail sales just suffered their “biggest drop in more than nine years”, and the stunning bankruptcy and liquidation of Payless ShoeSource (liquidation and complete closure of its 2,100 stores) has made front page news all over the nation.” Comment: I know that Snyder’s articles tend to depend on cherry-picked data. None-the-less, I would welcome any input into how the looming global shift in economic affairs will answer the extreme levels of indebtedness that pervade world economies, both at institutional and individual levels. Can we continue to rack up debt to stave off a drop in markets (until Trump can be re-elected a year and a half from now?). Or will Trump’s re-election be assured by the state of affairs that will have arisen by that time?

Mark Zuckerberg goes all-in with the deadly vaccine industry in sweeping new plan to censor ALL posts that question Big Pharma’s vaccine dogma – by Ethan Huff – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-22-mark-zuckerberg-goes-all-in-with-deadly-vaccine-industry-censorship.html – “At the request of California Leftist, Democratic cult leader, and American traitor Adam Schiff, Facebook has announced that it may soon implement new policies to actively censor content on its platform that goes against the official narrative that all vaccines are 100 percent “safe and effective.”.. Blaming several recent outbreaks of measles on the prevalence of “anti-vaccine information” online, Schiff believes that it’s now Facebook’s job to actively steer users towards only pro-vaccine content in order to keep people “protected.”.. ‘There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface (sic) on the websites where many Americans get their information,’ Schiff is quoted as saying, providing absolutely none of the supposedly “strong evidence” that he says proves that disease outbreaks are caused by people reading alternative information about vaccines on Facebook… In response to Schiff’s poorly-worded letter of warning to Facebook Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook reportedly released a statement in response, indicating that the company is ‘exploring additional measures to best combat the problem.’.. These “measures” apparently include ‘reducing or removing this type of content from recommendations, including Groups You Should Join, and demoting it in search results, while also ensuring that higher quality and more authoritative information is available.’ “ (emphasis added) – Comment: You will respect my authoruhtie.

Pentagon: Multination Force To Establish Safe-Zone In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/pentagon-multination-force-to-establish-safe-zone-in-northeastern-syria/ – Pentagon spokesman, Commander Sean Robertson, revealed on February 23 the 200 US troops who will remain in northeastern Syria after the supposed pullout will be a part of a multinational force which will establish a safe zone in the region… ‘The multinational observing and monitoring force will be made up primarily of NATO allies, who along with U.S. forces will maintain stability and prevent an ISIS resurgence in Syria,’ the Anadolu Agency quoted Cmdr. Robertson as saying… Citing a military source, the Turkish state-run agency said that Turkish and Kurdish forces would not be involved in the planned safe zone, which will be established along the Turkish border, east of the Euphrates River… The plan to establish a safe-zone controlled by a multinational force was first confirmed by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who said last week that Washington will ask its allies in Europe to commit hundreds of troops to create the zone.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Not quite the end of the Syrian adventure, yet.

Venezuela “Propaganda Blitz” to Justify “Humanitarian Intervention”: “Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections” – by Media Lens – https://www.globalresearch.ca/venezuela-propaganda-blitz-to-justify-intervention-tyrants-dont-have-free-elections/5667763 – “The image linked to a complex interactive piece that allowed readers to explore the torture centre. There was also a long report on the same centre. The interactive report included this statement by a former prisoner, Rosmit Mantilla: ‘‘In a country like Venezuela there’s no difference between being in or out of prison. You are equally persecuted and mistreated, and you can die either way.’.. Venezuela, then, is a giant gulag. The interactive piece had clearly taken a good deal of time and effort to produce – odd that it should appear on the same day that news of Guaidó’s coup attempt was reported. The BBC followed this up with a piece on January 25 openly promoting ‘regime’ change: ‘Venezuela’s Maduro “could get Amnesty” ‘; ‘Self-declared leader Guaidó also appeals to the powerful army, after receiving foreign backing.’.. The BBC continues to administer a daily dose of propaganda. On January 31, the big morning news story was: ‘Venezuela opposition “speaking to army” ‘; ‘Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says his team has held talks with the army about regime change’… As we noted, if a US version of Guaidó made that admission in public, he would soon be paid a visit by Navy Seals, perhaps shot on the spot and dumped at sea, or bundled away to a life on death row for probable later execution.” (emphasis added) – Comment: This article is from Feb. 5. Since then, it seems clear that the corporate news feed has continued to conform to this analysis.

Group Of ISIS Fighters, Including Yazidi Children, Surrenders To US-Backed Forces In Euphrates Valley (Video)https://southfront.org/group-of-isis-fighters-including-yazidi-children-surrenders-to-us-backed-forces-in-euphrates-valley-video/ – “A new group of ISIS fighters surrendered to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the middle Euphrates River Valley on February 23, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)… The UK-based monitoring group revealed that some of the fighters were Yazidi children, who had been abducted by the terrorist group from the Sinjar mount in northern Iraq during the brutal attack in August 2014. These children were brainwashed by ISIS and then forced to join the infamous “Cubs of the Caliphate” unit… Despite these efforts, more than 3,000 Yazidis are still missing, according to recent reports. Activists fear that many of them were killed by heavy US-led coalition bombardment or even executed by ISIS fighters.”

Mike Pompeo Says Regime Change Is Also Planned for Nicaragua and Cuba, Not Only Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/mike-pompeo-says-regime-change-is-also-planned-for-nicaragua-and-cuba-not-only-venezuela/ – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted that US policy includes “moving against regimes that are no democratic” such as Cuba and Nicaragua, not simply Maduro’s government in Venezuela, in an interview with Telemundo on February 22nd... ‘If you’re moving against these regimes that are not democratic, many Nicaraguan people, Cuban people are saying, “Are you going to help us next?” ‘ Cristina Londono asked… ‘Yes, President Trump’s administration has done so and will continue to do so not just in Venezuela but certainly Nicaragua and Cuba as well. And you see that. You see that in the policies. They’re very different from the previous administration. They recognize that these governments are treating their people harshly, presenting real risks, security risks to the people, privacy risks, denying them basic liberties. And these are not the kind of things that ought to happen in the Western Hemisphere, and the United States under President Trump is working diligently in not just Venezuela but each of those two countries to achieve good outcomes for those people. The people need to lead those efforts. I’m convinced that they are determined to do it as well. The American people will support them.’.. So, regime change is not only on the table, it’s a sought-after objective, not only in Venezuela, but also in Nicaragua, Cuba and possibly and likely others in the future.” (underlining added)

How the Russiagate Investigation Is Sovietizing American Politics – “Collusion,” “contacts,” selective prosecutions, coup plotting, and media taboos recall repressive Soviet practices – by Stephen F. Cohen – https://www.thenation.com/article/how-the-russiagate-investigation-is-sovietizing-american-politics/ – “Having studied Soviet political history for decades and having lived off and on in that repressive political system before Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms—in Russia under Leonid Brezhnev in the late 1970s and early 1980s—I may be unduly concerned about similar repressive trends I see unfolding in democratic America during three years of mounting Russiagate allegations. Or I may exaggerate them. Even if I am right about Soviet-like practices in the United States, they are as yet only adumbrations, and certainly nothing as repressive as they once were in Russia… And yet, ominous trends are not to be discounted and still less ignored. I have commented on them previously, on the official use of “informants” to infiltrate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, for example, and such practices have now multiplied. Consider the following…”

US forces will stay in Syria: Negotiations with the Kurds will be complicated, as Syria prepares for an Idlib offensive – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2019/02/22/us-forces-will-stay-in-syria-negotiations-with-the-kurds-will-be-complicated-as-syria-prepares-for-an-idlib-offensive/Comment: a good thumbnail analysis of the current (stalemated) moment in the wind-down of the Syrian war.

Sarah Westall interviews Kevin Annett on The Vatican, Church news,  and the 9th Circle ritual murder cult (24 min)

Media Hysteria: Climate Change ‘Heat Records’ Are a Huge Data Manipulation – by Jay Lehr & Tom Harris – https://www.westernjournal.com/media-hysteria-climate-change-heat-records-huge-data-manipulation/ – “Interesting that the figure above shows the most severe historic cold wave during the past century took place in 1936, which was the same year when the strongest heat wave took place. In terms of general behavior, the global warming alarmist prediction is that as time progresses and fossil fuel emissions increase, the number of record highs should increase and record lows should decrease. However, these trends do not exist and the data dispels, rather than supports, the global warming hypothesis… Concurrently a compilation of all days since 1915 when temperatures exceeded 90F shows them decreasing with time rather than increasing in Figure 2… From 1970 until 1998 there was a warming period that raised temperatures by about 0.7 F that helped spawn the global warming alarmist movement. However, since 1998, little warming has occurred while carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase. This is totally consistent with variations in the amount of heat the Earth receives from the Sun…These facts are completely supported by 4,000 ocean floats which measure ocean temperatures at a variety of depths. This data at argo.ucsd.edu measures the oceans where climate-induced temperatures occur.”

Trump’s Contra War Redux in Latin America – by Wayne Madsen –  https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/22/trump-contra-war-redux-in-latin-america.html – “The seizure of the Boeing 767 and its weapons cargo in Venezuela and the arrest of the well-armed Americans and their colleagues in Haiti may be the initial events, like the revelations of 1986, in exposing another incompetent CIA venture directed by a corrupt White House, one that involves, ironically, the bungling Elliott Abrams, who also failed miserably at overthrowing President Chavez in 2002 while working within the George W. Bush National Security Council.”

President Donald Trump speaks with Venezuelan Americans (31 min) – Speaking in Florida 3 days ago

From the Wanna-Fight? Desk: ‘Operation Divide the Left’: Analysis Shows 2020 Online Disinformation Campaign Already Well Underway – “It looks like the 2020 presidential primary is going to be the next battleground to divide and confuse Americans.” – by Jessica Corbett – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/20/operation-divide-left-analysis-shows-2020-online-disinformation-campaign-already – “…according to an alarming Politico report published Wednesday… Citing analyses by and conversations with data scientists and digital campaign strategists, the outlet reported: ‘Researchers and others interviewed for this story say they cannot conclusively point to the actors behind the coordinated activity. It’s unclear if they are rogue hackers, political activists or, as some contend, foreign state actors such as Russia, since it bears the hallmarks of past foreign attacks. One of the objectives of the activity, they say, is to divide the left by making the Democratic presidential primary as chaotic and toxic as possible.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Of course, this has no relationship to the media circus unleashed on the Republican field in 2016…

MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen: ‘Global warming’ ‘consensus’ was determined before the research even began – by Tom Harris and Dr. Tim Ball – http://www.climatedepot.com/2019/01/30/mit-climate-scientists-dr-richard-lindzen-global-warming-consensus-was-determined-before-the-research-even-began/ – “Between 1940 and 1980, global temperatures went down. The consensus by 1970 was that global cooling was underway and would continue. Lowell Ponte’s 1976 book The Cooling typified the alarmism: It is cold fact: the global cooling presents humankind with the most important social, political, and adaptive challenge we have had to deal with for ten thousand years. Your stake in the decisions we make concerning it is of ultimate importance; the survival of ourselves, our children, our species... Change the seventh word to warming, and it is the same threat heard today. The big difference is that cooling is a much greater threat. To support that claim, the CIA produced at least two reports examining the social and political unrest aggravated mainly by crop failure due to cooling conditions. The World Meteorological Organization also did several studies on the historical impact of cooling on selected agricultural regions, and projected further global cooling… The sad part about all this is that there was a strategy that governments could, and should, have adopted. It is called game theory, and it allows you to make the best decision in uncertain circumstances. It requires accurate information and the exclusion of a biased political agenda. The first accurate information is that cold is a greater threat and a more difficult adaptation than to warming. After all, if you prepare for warming, as most governments are now doing, and it cools, the problems are made ten times worse. However, if you prepare for cold and it warms, the adjustment is much easier… The current cold weather across much of the world should prompt us to re-examine climate realities — not the false, deceptive, and biased views created and promoted by deep state bureaucrats through their respective governments.”

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: Will the US Invade Venezuela? – by Kevin Zeese – Margaret Flowers –  https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/15/will-the-us-invade-venezuela/ – ” The US has been seeking regime change in Venezuela since Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998. Trump joined Presidents Obama and Bush before him in continuing efforts to change the government and put in place a US-friendly oligarch government… Economic War: Destroying the Venezuelan economy has been an ongoing campaign by the US and oligarchs. It is reminiscent of the US coup in Chile which ended the presidency of Salvador Allende. To create the environment for the Chilean coup, President Nixon ordered the CIA to “make the economy scream.”. Henry Kissinger devised the coup noting a billion dollars of investment were at stake. He also feared the “the insidious model effect” of the example of Chile leading to other countries breaking from the United States and capitalism… Wealthy Venezuelans have been conducting economic sabotage aided by the US with sanctions and other tactics. This includes hoarding food, supplies and other necessities in warehouses or in Colombia while Venezuelan markets are bare. The scarcity is used to fuel protests, e.g. “The March of the Empty Pots,” a carbon copy of marches in Chile before the September 11, 1973 coup.” (bold emphasis added) – Comment: This article was written in February of last year, while Pompeo was still CIA director.

From the Pull-The-Other-Leg Desk: As Mainstream Journalists Acknowledge Douma Attacks Were “Staged,” the “Humanitarian” Syria Regime-Change Network Tries to Save A Sinking Ship – There is increasing desperation on the part of the “humanitarian” regime-change network to protect its influence and the power of its narratives, not just in Syria but in future conflicts – by Whitney Webb and Vanessa Beeley – https://www.mintpressnews.com/as-mainstream-journalists-acknowledge-douma-attacks-were-staged-the-humanitarian-syria-regime-change-network-tries-to-save-a-sinking-ship/255223/ – ” Over the past few days, notable journalists and other figures in mainstream media have acknowledged that the alleged chemical weapons attack that occurred last April in the Damascus suburb of Douma, Syria was likely “staged” by “activist” groups such as the White Helmets. Their comments and investigations have largely vindicated the many journalists and academics who cast aspersions on the precipitous Western media campaign to blame that alleged attack on the Syrian government. Many of the dissenting voices were derided as “conspiracy theorists” or ignored entirely by mainstream sources… Following the renewed interest in the Douma incident as a result of Harkin’s report and Dalati’s subsequent tweets, Tobias Schneider — a research fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) — accused people like Harkin and Dalati of “squabbling over the intricacies” of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, later calling these independent investigations and statements “madness.”.. Unwilling to stop there, Schneider also announced that the GPPI would be publishing the first analytical study “on the logic underpinning the Syrian regime’s systematic use of improvised chlorine bombs in particular” that would use “the broadest dataset compilable and break down tactical, operational, strategic patterns” in order to claim that, despite a lack of evidence for chemical weapons use in Douma last year, other separate incidents form a pattern that would incriminate the Syrian government in the events alleged to have taken place last April. The report has now been published and has been picked up by the usual purveyors and promoters of the “chemical attack” narratives that are designed to criminalize the Syrian government.” (emphasis added)

Propaganda War: Russian Flag Flies On Scaffolding At Salisbury Cathedral. Facebook Bans RT’s In The NOWhttps://southfront.org/propaganda-war-russian-flag-flies-on-scaffolding-at-salisbury-cathedral-facebook-bans-rts-in-the-now/ – “Glenn Greenwald, @ggreenwald:’Regardless of what you think of @RaniaKhalek, Russia or anything else, this trio – CNN, US-funded German Marshall funded, and Facebook – working together to selectively censor is highly disturbing. But this is the inevitable outcome of begging FB to censor (The Intercept): https://theintercept.com/2017/12/30/facebook-says-it-is-deleting-accounts-at-the-direction-of-the-u-s-and-israeli-governments/ … Rania Khalek, @RaniaKhalek: ‘Facebook has suspended all of @IntheNow_tweet’s facebook pages, apparently in coordination w/ CNN, on the grounds that In The Now doesn’t disclose who funds it (Ruptly). This is an outrageous standard that is not applied to other outlets, like NPR or AJ+.- https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/15/tech/russia-facebook-viral-videos/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape – by Alexander Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal –  https://www.mintpressnews.com/ebay-founder-pierre-omidyar-is-funding-a-global-media-information-war/255199/ –  “A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets would be disbursed. It was a striking event that signaled both the crisis of legitimacy faced by mainstream media and the desperate measures that are being proposed to answer it… Jesse Brown, a Canadian journalist who participated in the meeting, complained that the first thing he noticed about it “was that one major public ‘stakeholder’ wasn’t represented: the public.” Inside what amounted to a smoke filled room that was off limits to most Canadian citizens, Ben Scott — a former Obama administration official who also served in Hillary Clinton’s State Department — presided over the discussions. Today, as the director of policy and advocacy for the Omidyar Network, Scott works for one of the most quietly influential billionaires in helping to shape the media landscape and define the craft of journalism itself… His boss is Pierre Omidyar, the ebay founder best known for his sponsorship of The Intercept, a flashy progressive publication that possesses the classified documents exfiltrated by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Unlike rival Silicon Valley billionaires Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, and Eric Schmidt, Omidyar has mostly managed to keep his influential role in media below the radar. And while he directs his fortune into many of the same politically strategic NGOs and media outlets that George Soros does in hotspots around the globe, he has never been subjected to the public scrutiny and often ugly attacks that dog Soros. And yet Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN and liberal interventionist guru, has explicitly praised Omidyar as someone who is following in the footsteps of Soros.” – Comment: This is a very detailed and revealing article.

Reshaping the Middle East: Why the West Should Stop its Interventions – Part 1 – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2019/02/15/reshaping-the-middle-east-why-the-west-should-stop-its-interventions-1/ – “Every single foreign intervention has made the Middle East reconfigure itself against the interventionists. It has harshly counter-attacked, creating the opposite of the insurgents’ desired effect. When we look at recent history (the last four decades since the PLO was expelled from Lebanon), the list is cataclysmic. We find the formation of Hezbollah, Hamas, al-Qaeda, ISIS, the ousting of the Taliban regime, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Ghedaffi, the attempt to topple the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the attempt to divide Iraq, and the war on Yemen. The list bears witness to the unbelievable resources brought to bear by the US, Israel, Europe and their Middle Eastern allies in attempts at “regime change”, and their total failure at creating a “new Middle East”… In fact, they have managed instead to create generations of powerful non-state actors (or quasi-state actors). They strengthened Iran’s influence in the Middle East and brought Russia back into the international arena after the lull of Perestroika. But they have wrought huge destruction, completely destroying the basic infrastructure of many countries and severely regressing this part of the world, creating more migration, misery, lack of services, trauma- and anger toward the west.” – Comment: Magnier is one of the finest of the new generation of Middle East analysts. He is self-published on his own blog.

Reshaping the Middle East: Why the West Should Stop its Interventions – Part 2 – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2019/02/16/reshaping-the-middle-east-why-the-west-should-stop-its-interventions-2/ – “Foreign intervention has pushed many Middle Eastern populations into poverty, at the same time making them more determined to confront and reject the global domination sought by the USA. The number of Middle Eastern countries and non-state actors opposed to the US coalition is relatively small and weak by comparison with the opposite camp, but they have nevertheless shaken the richer and strongest superpower together with its oil-rich Middle Eastern allies who were the investors and the instigators of recent wars. They have coalesced as a Resistance movement attracting global support, even in the face of unprecedented propaganda warfare in the mass media. The soft power of the US coalition has been undermined domestically and abroad from the blatant deceit intrinsic in the project of supporting jihadist takfiri gangs to terrorize, rape and kill Christian, Sunni, secular, and other civilian populations while allegedly fighting a global war on Islamic terrorism… The small countries targeted by the US coalition are theoretically and strategically important due to their vicinity to Israel. Notwithstanding the scarcity of their resources and their relatively small number of allies in comparison with the opposite camp, they have rejected any reconciliation on the terms offered by Israel.”

WWIII HAS BEGUN (!) – DC ANNOUNCES INTENT TO INVADE PEACEFUL NON THREATENING COUNTRY FOR PROFIT(!) (from the Florida Maquis channel – 12 min) – Comment: I don’t present this to invalidate any other perspective. I suggest this information from the Florida Maquis (former U.S. military) is something that Americans consider before we make another big mistake.

McCabe confirms the existence of a rogue deep state –  no apology from the controlled media for mocking those who warned about true conspiracy – by Ethan Huff – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-17-mccabe-confirms-the-existence-of-a-rogue-deep-state.html – “For more than two years, fake news outlets everywhere have shamelessly mocked conservatives and others who contend that there’s a “deep state” operating behind the scenes that’s trying to unseat President Donald Trump and dismantle the Republic. But we now have a public admission by none other than former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that the deep state does, indeed, exist – though not a single mainstream news outlet has since come forward to apologize for calling such a notion a wild “conspiracy theory.” ”

Yes, DEW and Laser Weapons are Being Used Against the American People – by Makia Freeman – freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/dew-laser-weapons-used-against-people/ – “DEW (Directed Energy Weapons) are no longer the stuff of conspiracy theory. In the last few months in the US, there have been a number of incidents where DEW, laser weapons and perhaps other high-tech energy weapons have been openly deployed against the American people. Both the Santa Rosa (2017) and Paradise (2018) so-called “wildfires” in California demonstrate the fingerprints of DEW, with seemingly impossible scenarios of houses, trees, plants and even mailboxes neatly left intact while adjacent houses and fences are completely razed to the ground. Unsurprisingly to those following the crimes of the NWO (New World Order), the deployment of these weapons is tied to the deeply sinister UN Agenda 2030… The giveaway clue that DEW was used in Santa Rosa and Paradise is the way that specific homes were burnt along property lines. Some houses were untouched with fresh produce out front, or orange trees in the backyard, next to houses which were razed to the ground. These “wildfires” left mailboxes, plants, front yards, back yards, eucalyptus trees and other highly flammable things untouched, while somehow neatly and perfectly targeted particular houses, neighborhoods and areas. Are these the most selective “wildfires” in American history? How can one house burn to the ground while each house on either side remained completely intact? Wildfires obviously don’t do this. Some people were, horribly, killed in their cars. There were reports that as many as 50,000 went missing or died!”

‘You’ll Lose Everything.’ President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro – by Hillary Leung – http://time.com/5532143/donald-trump-miami-venezuela/ – ” ‘You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You’ll lose everything,’ Trump said at a Monday night rally in Miami, warning Venezuela’s armed forces to suspend their loyalty to Maduro… The crowd at Florida International University was made up of mostly of immigrants from Venezuela and Cuba, Reuters reports. More than 100,000 Venezuelans and Venezuelan-Americans live in South Florida, the largest concentration in the country… Trump offered strong backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself the interim president after rejecting Maduro’s election to a second term last year as illegitimate. Trump called on the military to turn their support to Guaido and allow U.S. aid to be let into country, after Maduro ordered a blockade on the border… ‘You must not follow Maduro’s orders to block humanitarian aid and you must not threaten any form of violence against peaceful protesters, opposition leaders, members of the National Assembly or President Guaido and his family,’ Trump said… He also accused Maduro of following orders from Cuba and being a “Cuban puppet.” ”

Credit Exhaustion Is Global – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/credit-exhaustion-is-global.html – “The signs are everywhere: credit exhaustion is global, and that means the global growth story is over: revenues and profits are all sliding as lending dries up and defaults pile up… What is credit exhaustion? Qualified buyers don’t want to borrow more, leaving only the unqualified or speculators seeking to save a marginal bet gone bad with one more loan (which will soon be in default)… Lenders are faced with a lose-lose choice: either stop lending to unqualified borrowers and speculators, and lose the loan-origination fees, or issue the loans and take the immense losses when the punters and gamblers default… Europe is awash in credit exhaustion, and so is China. China’s situation is unique, as credit expansion has been propping up the entire economy, from household wealth to corporate speculation to the export sector.” – Question: Is a Global Currrency Reset like turning over the table the Monopoly board is on?