Web Research Links for the Week of 11/20/17

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Kosherizing Palestine – by Gilad Atzmon – http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/11/22/kosherizing-palestine – “The following article was written in a disgusting attempt to ’educate’ the Goyim on how to discuss the Israeli-Palestine conflict without offending the Jews. Israel defines itself as ‘The Jewish State.’ Its airplanes and tanks are decorated with Jewish symbols. The Jewish state is institutionally supported by world Jewry. This means that the relationships between and among Israel, Zionism, Jews, Judaism and Jewishness must be open to scrutiny and criticism. The article’s author insists that this is not the case. He or she endeavours to set ‘guidelines.’ ”

Syria, ‘Experts’ and George Monbiot – by Jonathan Cook – https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/22/syria-experts-and-george-monbiot/ – “Meanwhile, the decision by Monbiot and others to bury their heads in the sands of an official narrative, all the while denouncing anyone who seeks to lift theirs out for a better view, should be understood for what it is: an abnegation of intellectual and moral responsibility for those around the globe who continue to be the victims of western military supremacism.”

Macron Stands Accused of “Stoking Regional Tensions” – by Finian Cunningham – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/11/20/macron-stands-accused-stoking-regional-tensions/ – “Two of Hariri’s children were left in Saudi capital Riyadh while he visited France over the weekend. Were they being used as hostages by the Saudis to ensure that Hariri maintains the Saudi spin on events? Certainly, the arrangement raises suspicions, but the French president sought instead to affect a “normal” nothing-is-unusual appearance… Yet Macron has said nothing about Saudi interference. He has instead turned reality on its head by censuring Iran for regional “aggression” and thereby backing Saudi claims that Iran is supplying ballistic missiles to Yemen. Iran swiftly condemned Macron for ‘stoking regional tensions’. ”

From the Danger-Danger-Will-Robinson Desk: The FCC has unveiled its plan to repeal its net neutrality rules – by Brian Fung – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/21/the-fcc-has-unveiled-its-plan-to-rollback-its-net-neutrality-rules/ – “The move sets the stage for a crucial vote next month at the Federal Communications Commission that could reshape the entire digital ecosystem. The agency’s Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, has made undoing the government’s net neutrality rules one of his top priorities, and Tuesday’s move hands a win to broadband companies such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.”

No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move – Sites log your keystrokes and mouse movements in real time, before you click submit – by Dan Goodin – https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/an-alarming-number-of-sites-employ-privacy-invading-session-replay-scripts/ – “Collection of page content by third-party replay scripts may cause sensitive information, such as medical conditions, credit card details, and other personal information displayed on a page, to leak to the third-party as part of the recording,” Steven Englehardt, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, wrote. “This may expose users to identity theft, online scams, and other unwanted behavior. The same is true for the collection of user inputs during checkout and registration processes.”

From the Eliminating-The-Competition Desk: U.S., Afghan Forces Target Taliban Drug Labs, Hit ‘Where it Hurts’ – by Lisa Ferdinando – https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1377688/us-afghan-forces-target-taliban-drug-labs-hit-where-it-hurts/ – “Nicholson, who spoke via teleconference from Kabul, Afghanistan, said northern Helmand is the so-called emirate of the Taliban where the terrorists have enjoyed relative freedom of action and where much of their drug enterprise is located… ‘Specifically, in striking northern Helmand and the drug enterprises there, we’re hitting the Taliban where it hurts, which is their finances,’ he said… The Afghan air force led the strikes yesterday with A-29 Super Tucano attacks against drug labs and then, last night, they were supported by U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses and other strike aircraft, to include the F-22 Raptor, the general said.”

Hezbollah Leader: US Did Everything To Help ISIS In Al-Bukamalhttps://southfront.org/hezbollah-leader-us-everything-help-isis-al-bukamal/ – ” ‘The US helped Daesh as much as it could in Bukamal short of directly engaging forces that fought to liberate the town from Daesh [ISIS],’ the Hezbollah leader made the statement during a televised address to the Lebanese nation in capital city of Beirut on Monday… Nasrallah added that the US provided ISIS an air cover during the clashes, sent its drones to Bukamal and provided ISIS with accurate intelligence. He added that US forces conducted electronic warfare against the Syrian Army and its allies there… According to the statement, US forces also provided air transfer for ISIS commanders and facilitated their escape to the eastern bank of the Euphrates.”

 Video: Turkish Forces Shelling Kurdish YPG Positions In Western Aleppohttps://southfront.org/video-turkish-forces-shelling-kurdish-ypg-positions-in-western-aleppo/

“Merkel Will Have To Go”: Bill Blain On What’s Next For The Germans – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-20/merkel-will-have-go-bill-blain-whats-next-germans – I’m trying to get my head round what happened and what cracked – it’s important to understand the collapse to work out what happens next… Last week chums in Berlin assured me it was a just a matter of time before Muti Merkel signed a new coalition deal. Over the weekend it all came apart… It would seem the Greens and the Liberals just didn’t fancy the compromises and potential electoral suicide pact that underlies being Merkel’s stooges… Back in September I warned the coalition process was likely to be far more difficult and fraxious than the market expected.”

Saudi-Israeli Friendship Is Driving the Rest of the Middle East Together – by Federico Pieraccini – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/11/20/saudi-israeli-friendship-driving-rest-middle-east-together.html – “The new course of the multipolar world, together with Trump’s America First policy, seems to have hit hardest those countries that placed all their bets on the continuing economic and military dominance of the United States in the region. Other countries like Qatar, Lebanon and Turkey have started to understand the historical change that is going on, and have slowly been making the switch, realizing in the process the benefits of a multipolar world order, which is more conducive to mutually beneficial cooperation between countries. The more Saudi Arabia and Israel push for war against Iran, the more they will isolate themselves. This will serve to push their own existence to the brink of extinction.”

At least 12 dead, 27 injured after terrorists shell flour mill in Syria’s Homshttps://en.trend.az/world/arab/2823207.html – Comment: From the “compassionate” Western media, so concerned about the “aggression of the Assad Regime,” not a peep.

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Web Research Links for the Week of 11/13/17

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

Judaism is the star at a Bible museum built by Hobby Lobby – by Ron Kampeas – https://www.timesofisrael.com/judaism-is-the-star-at-a-bible-museum-built-by-hobby-lobby/ – “Speaking at the dedication Friday, Steven Green, the president of Hobby Lobby and the museum’s chairman of the board, said museum-goers should come away realizing that the Bible ‘has had a positive impact on their lives in so many different ways and when they leave they will be inspired to open it.’.. It especially celebrates the Bible’s Jewish origins, notably those made manifest in modern Israel. The dedication included a rabbi, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, the Israeli minister of tourism and the director of the Israel Antiquities Authority… At times, the event seemed like a pro-Israel gala. Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador, celebrated the museum as a signifier of the Jewish claim to Jerusalem. The Bible nurtured Jews through 2,000 years of exile until they were able to ‘rebuild the original DC — David’s Capital,’ he said… Yariv Levin, the tourism minister, read a letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who sent ‘warm greetings from Jerusalem, the eternal and undivided capital of Israel.’ (emphasis added) – Note: the construction cost for this enormous 4-story “explanation” center was $500 million.

Pentagon Trained Syria’s Al Qaeda “Rebels” in the Use of Chemical Weapons – The Western media refutes their own lies – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/pentagon-trained-syrias-al-qaeda-rebels-in-the-use-of-chemical-weapons/5583784 – “(Update; April 8, 2017) Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian airbase in retaliation for Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against his own people confirms that the “False Flag” Chemical Weapons attack scenario first formulated under Obama is still “on the table”. Our analysis (including a large body of Global Research investigative reports) confirms unequivocally that Trump is lying, the Western media is lying and most of America’s allies are also lying… The following Mail Online article was published and subsequently removed. Note the contradictory discourse: ‘Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al Assad’, ‘White House gave green light to chemical weapons attack’.”

US-led Coalition Airstrikes Killed 31 Times More Civilians Than Pentagon Admitted – Reporthttps://southfront.org/us-led-coalition-airstrikes-killed-31-times-more-civilians-than-pentagon-admitted-report/ – “In a report released on November 16, the US newspaper New York Times revealed that one out of every five strikes of the US-led coalition against ISIS resulted in civilian deaths… The New York Times investigated the US-led coalition claims on the ground and visited the sites of 150 airstrikes in three areas in northern Iraq between 2016 and 2017. The New York Times journalists met with relatives of victims who were killed in the airstrikes… As a result of its investigation, the New York Times found out that the real rate of civilian causalities was up to 31 times higher than what the US-led coalition admitted… The US-led coalition claims that only 89 airstrikes out of 14,000 conducted against ISIS since 2014 had resulted in civilian casualties. The New York Times investigation said that civilians were killed in 2,800 airstrikes of the coalition.”

US ready to ‘fight for justice’ in Syria without UN approval – (the inimitable Nikki) Haleyhttps://www.rt.com/usa/410261-us-fight-justice-without-un/ – ” ‘With the unity of this council, or alone, unrestrained by Russia’s obstructionism, we will continue to fight for justice and accountability in Syria,’ Haley said, blasting Russia’s vetoing of the draft resolution on the extension of the Syrian chemical weapons probe on Friday… Haley’s remarks on the impossibility of reaching the Russian mission provoked an angry reaction from Moscow, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calling it “fake diplomacy.” Lavrov said that ‘it seems we are witnessing a new phenomenon in international relations, as now, apart from fake news, there is also fake diplomacy.’ “

LEBANON: Hezbollah Forces on High Alert in Response to Israeli, Saudi Threats – by Elijah Magnier – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/11/19/lebanon-hezbollah-forces-high-alert-response-israeli-saudi-threats/ – “The presence of Russian troops in the Levant may not allow all belligerents to be dragged into a large war with multiple frontiers and certainly not a third world war. Israel is so far giving signs that its forces are aware of the future danger and won’t be dragged into a war in the region despite Saudi Arabia’s financial offers and support. The Saudis were responsible for kidnapping the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (has been released today), aiming to present Lebanon as more vulnerable, inviting Israel, in vain, to attack what the Kingdom defines as the “arms of Iran” in the Middle East… Russia has no agreement with Israel on anything related to the presence of the Iranian forces and its loyalists in Syria and particularly on the borders with Israel. The Kremlin is not negotiating and disposing of Syrian soil because these matters concern the Syrian government, which intends to recover the occupied Golan after the end of the ISIS threat and al-Qaeda, the Takfiri extremists, in Syria.”

These 13 corporations are “Big Pharma”: their history, crimes, and products (6 min)

Appeals Court’s Disturbing Ruling Jeopardizes Protections for Anonymous Speakers – by Aaron Mackey – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/11/appeals-courts-disturbing-ruling-jeopardizes-protections-anonymous-speakers.html – EFF has long fought for anonymity online because we know its importance in fostering robust expression and debate. Subpoenas such as the one issued to Glassdoor deter people from speaking anonymously about issues related to their employment. Glassdoor provides a valuable service because its anonymous reviews help inform other people’s career choices while also keeping employers accountable to their workers and potentially the general public… The Ninth Circuit’s decision appeared unconcerned with this reality, and its “bad faith” standard places no meaningful limit on the use of grand jury subpoenas to unmask anonymous speakers. This will ultimately harm speakers who can now be more easily targeted and unmasked, particularly if they have said something controversial or offensive.”

CONFIRMED: “Former” Lebanese PM Saad Hariri is now in Paris – Hariri is due for talks with the French President and other political leaders – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/confirmed-former-lebanese-pm-saad-hariri-now-paris/ – “It is still not clear if Hariri’s visit to France is designed to ensure an orderly repatriation to Lebanon which the Saudi authorities apparently forbade, or whether he seeks to remain in France for the foreseeable future. Pres-TV reports that Hariri has finally spoken to Lebanese President Michel Aoun over the phone. Hariri is reported to have told the President that he will arrive back in Lebanon in time for Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday. However, given the tense and often confused atmosphere surrounding Hariri, it is still not entirely clear whether he will make good on his word.”

Saudi King To Step Down And Hand Over Crown To His Son Planning War With Hezbollah – The Daily Mail – The Daily Mail – https://southfront.org/saudi-king-to-step-down-and-hand-over-crown-to-his-son-planning-war-with-hezbollah-the-daily-mail/ – ” ‘Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week… Salman will play the role of the queen of England. He will only keep the title Custodian of the Holy Shrines,’ the source told the Daily Mail… No one ever tried to separate the two titles in the history of Saudi Arabia, mainly because this could lead to future problems within the royal family. The “King” title represent the political power. The “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques” represents the religious power in Saudi Arabia. The two titles together give the King the powers, which he need to keep everything in line, within the Saudi royal family, and in Saudi Arabia as a whole.”

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/israel-saudi-arabia-setting-preconditions-for-war-with-hezbollah/ – “First, the goal will not be to defeat Hezbollah or Iran anywhere. For all their racist rhetoric and hubris, the Israelis know that neither they nor, even less so, the Saudis have what it would take to seriously threaten Iran, or even Hezbollah. But their plan is, I think, much cruder: to trigger a serious conflict and then force the US to intervene.”

US support for Saudi war in Yemen soars under Trump – by Jack Detsch – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/11/us-aerial-support-saudi-campaign-yemen-soars-trump.html – “Amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the US Department of Defense provided about 480,000 gallons of aviation fuel to the mission at a cost of more than $1 million in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a 140% increase over the previous year. The disclosure comes as Yemen suffers the world’s worst cholera epidemic and the Saudis face international pressure to lift their blockade of the country’s ports… ‘This revelation should be a wake-up call to every policymaker and every American that this country is literally fueling the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the worst cholera outbreak in recorded history,’ said Kate Gould, a lobbyist with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker group.”

In Shadow – Behind the Veil of the Human Condition (13 min)

Lavrov Throws Washington a Bone over ISIS Collusion – Russia’s top diplomat makes face-saving noises towards the U.S. – by Tom Luongo – http://russia-insider.com/en/lavrov-throws-washington-bone-over-isis-collusion/ri21619 – “The U.S. Deep State and Israel want what cannot be achieved at this point without starting a World War – the removal of all Iranian influence from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad is not a bargaining chip in the upcoming political talks, but yet, U.S. and Israeli policy-makers are still holding out hope… That’s why U.S. troops are going to stay in Syria, why Israel will continue to bomb Damascus and Saudi Arabia will try to destabilize Lebanon.”

Saudi Arabia calls on Hezbollah to disarm, threatens its ouster from Lebanon – Riyadh’s foreign minister says ‘peace loving countries’ exploring ways to reduce terrorist group’s influence in Beirut – https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-arabia-calls-on-hezbollah-to-disarm-calls-for-ouster-from-lebanon/ – “Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday called on the Hezbollah terrorist organization to disarm, warning the group that regional efforts were underway to oust them from the Lebanese government… At a press conference in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, al-Jubeir denounced Hezbollah as ‘a tool of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ and ‘a first-class terrorist organization used by Iran to destabilize Lebanon and the region.’.. ‘Hezbollah has kidnapped the Lebanese system,’ he said… Al-Jubeir added that ‘consultations and coordination between peace-loving countries and Lebanon-loving countries are underway to try to find a way that would restore sovereignty to Lebanon and reduce the negative action which Hezbollah is conducting in Lebanon.’.. The minister’s remarks came as the kingdom rejected accusations that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was being detained in Riyadh following his shock resignation earlier this month.”

China Urges Rural Christians to Replace Jesus Images with Xi Jinping – by Frances Martel – http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/11/14/china-urges-christian-peasants-replace-jesus-images-xi-jinping/ – “Chinese officials and residents in a rural area of Jiangxi province have revealed a government plan to “melt the hard ice” in the hearts of Christians towards communism by denying them pivotal poverty relief packages if they do not replace images of Jesus in their households with photos of President Xi Jinping… One official stated that the move was necessary because Christians are “ignorant” and need to be taught to worship the state, not God.” (emphasis added) Comment: Right, remove your center of power from projecting it out on one external figure to another one.

aplanetruth.info: Torch, Flee, Scrape; The Santa Rosa Fire Chronicles (14 min)

US ambassador ‘confident’ Trump will move embassy to Jerusalem – President is expected to postpone the move again on December 1 – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-ambassador-confident-trump-will-move-embassy-to-jerusalem/ – “US ambassador ‘confident’ Trump will move embassy to Jerusalem.. President is expected to postpone the move again on December 1Last week American lawmakers discussed the possibility of moving the embassy, some three weeks before Trump will have to decide on whether to postpone the action for another six months.”

Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent to record level – UN surveyhttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58093#.Wg3U53aIa00 – ” ‘It is high time for the international community and Afghanistan to reprioritize drug control, and to acknowledge that every nation has a shared responsibility for this global problem,’ said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov… According to the latest figures released by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and UNODC, in addition to an 87 per cent jump to a record level of 9,000 metric tonnes in 2017, the area under opium poppy cultivation also increased to a record 328,000 hectares in 2017, up 63 per cent compared with 201,000 hectares in 2016.”

Young Mother In California Threatened With Arrest At A Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Children – by Michael Snyder –  http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/young-mother-in-california-threatened-with-arrest-at-a-bus-stop-for-not-vaccinating-her-children – “Please watch this Video and share I am. I am being set up by the Claremont school district to be arrested and they are trying to force me to give my child immunization shots! I woke up this morning and walked my kids to the bus stop like I always do. Guess who was waiting the Claremont police department along with another man asking me about my child’s shots! I called the police department to make a complaint for harassment and was told by the sergeant, that me not giving my kids shots is a criminal act and that I will be arrested. This is why they were at the bus stop to try to incriminate me by me attempting to them that my son does not have any shots. This is crazy!! I want the world to know if I am arrested this is why! I will follow up with the facts!!!!”

First Digital Pill Approved to (emerging) Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’ – by Pam Belluck – https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/health/digital-pill-fda.html – “Experts estimate that so-called nonadherence or noncompliance to medication costs about $100 billion a year, much of it because patients get sicker and need additional treatment or hospitalization… ‘When patients don’t adhere to lifestyle or medications that are prescribed for them, there are really substantive consequences that are bad for the patient and very costly,’ said Dr. William Shrank, chief medical officer of the health plan division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center… Patients who agree to take the digital medication, a version of the antipsychotic Abilify, can sign consent forms allowing their doctors and up to four other people, including family members, to receive electronic data showing the date and time pills are ingested.” (emphasis added)

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow? – by Christina England – http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/55-organizations-representing-5-million-serve-legal-notice-to-hhs-for-failure-to-conduct-vaccine-safety-tests-civil-action-to-follow/ – “In contrast, vaccines are not required to undergo long-term double-blind inert-placebo controlled trials to assess safety… In fact, not a single one of the clinical trials for vaccines given to babies and toddlers had a control group receiving an inert placebo… Further, most pediatric vaccines currently on the market have been approved based on studies with inadequate follow up periods of only a few days or weeks… Hepatitis B vaccines licensed by the FDA for injection into one day old babies, Merck’s was licensed after trials that solicited adverse reactions for only five days after vaccination and GlaxoSmithKline’s was licensed after trials that solicited adverse reactions for only four days after vaccination.”

Video and Photo Evidence Now Even More Easily Faked and Fabricated – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/video-photo-evidence-faked-fabricated/ – “Video and photo evidence is dead. The world appears to be falling headlong into an AI-run world. What is it going to take to put the brakes on and ask the questions: What is AI? Do we want it running our world? How do we retain control over it? Can we refrain from handing over all systems and power to AI until we get solid answers to these questions? It’s going to take a concerted effort to change direction; if enough people sit back and do nothing, it won’t be long before AI has the keys to the kingdom.”

US Secretary of Defense Believes UN ‘Approved’ US Intervention In Syriahttps://southfront.org/us-secretary-defense-believes-un-approved-us-intervention-syria/ – “Former UN Director-General Sergei Ordzhonikidze said that Jim Mattis made himself a “laughingstock” by saying the United Nations allegedly approved the presence of the country’s forces in Syria… “He just doesn’t understand or know what he is saying, and apparently he has no decent advisers who could tell him how to act… It is, I believe, just a shame to say things like this, for such a large state, a superpower, like the United States,” Ordzhonikidze stressed.

Russia Never Promised U.S., Israel That Iranian Forces To Withdraw From Syria – Lavrov – https://southfront.org/russia-never-promised-u-s-israel-that-iranian-forces-to-withdraw-from-syria-lavrov/ – “The minister stated that the Iranian presence in Syria is “legitimate” and added that the United States posed the biggest threat in Syria… ‘If you look at who is the greatest danger, it’s just the wards of the United States, various foreign terrorists, militants who are attached to those groups of armed opposition that the US supports,’ Lavrov said… …it’s clear that Tel Aviv will not get a Russian “support” in its efforts to limit the Shia influence in the country.”

Russian Defense Ministry Released Photos Reportedly Confirming US Cooperation With ISIShttps://southfront.org/russian-defense-ministry-released-photos-reportedly-confirming-us-cooperation-with-isis/ – “According to the statement, the operation against ISIS in the Syrian border city of al-Bukamal allowed to get facts of a direct cooperation between the US-led coalition and ISIS. The ministry leleased November 9 photos showing large columns of ISIS moving from al-Bukamal along the border with Iraq, on the eastern bank of Euphrates… Russian forces requested two times the US-led coalition to coordinate efforts against these ISIS columns in order to destroy them. However, US forces rejected the requests. Furthermore, the US coalition also refused to carry out airstrikes on the terroirsts saying that they are going to surrender to them. The US was not able to clarify why then ISIS uses the US area of responsibility to re-group and carry out attacks against Syrian forces… Furthermore, warplanes of the coalition were hindering efforts of the Russian Aerosapce Forces aimed at bombing these columns… The Russian ministry added that this showed that the Syrian advance on al-Bukamal undermined the US plan to seize this area and to occupy it. According to this plan, local ISIS members were set to join the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and to wave SDF flags.”

Russian, Turkish Leaders Meet as Cracks in Rapprochement Start to Show – by Dorian Jones – https://www.voanews.com/a/putin-erdogan-sochi-meeting/4112916.html – “Russia obviously needs of Turkey in Syria to try and help control some of the Islamist groups that it feels Turkey’s close to,” says political columnist Semih Idiz of Al-Monitor website. “Turkey is now keeping the peace in Idlib, the most dangerous part of Idlib, and Russia also needs its developing ties with Turkey in order to hit at the West and NATO. When we come to brass tacks [essential facts], when [we] look at Syria, we see the seeds of future problems.”

Stephen Bannon: ‘I’m proud to be a Christian Zionist’ – by Ben Sales – https://www.jta.org/2017/11/13/news-opinion/united-states/stephen-bannon-says-im-proud-to-be-a-christian-zionist – “Bannon in his speech framed Trump’s Israel record as part of fighting Islamic terrorism in the Middle East. He said two of Trump’s top priorities coming into the White House were moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv — a promise Trump repeatedly made but has yet to fulfill — and decertifying the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Trump did last month… “(Ambassador to Israel David) Friedman also said Trump sees eye to eye with Israel’s government on opposing the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Israel views as dangerous for its security. Referencing a terror attack this year in the West Bank, he said Trump is more sympathetic to Israeli settlements than previous administrations — though he avoided using the word “settlement.” And he said Trump’s peace plan, which is still being formulated, will prioritize Israeli security.”

Exposed: Secret Raqqa ISIS Withdrawal Deal – A secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition – by BBC – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48193.htm – “But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp further north… The job would take six hours, maximum – or at least that’s what he was told… But when he and his fellow drivers assembled their convoy early on 12 October, they realised they had been lied to… Instead, it would take three days of hard driving, carrying a deadly cargo – hundreds of IS fighters, their families and tonnes of weapons and ammunition.”

The Whiskey Rebellion: How Brand New America Tore Up The Bill of Rights – by Joe Jarvis – http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/the-whiskey-rebellion-how-brand-new-america-tore-up-the-bill-of-rights/ – ” “The Dreadful Night” began in the middle of the night on November 13, 1794. Hamilton had created three lists of people: those who were not to be arrested, those who would be arrested, and those who were to be brought in as witnesses for questioning. The first list was not provided to the generals. Hamilton gave them the authority to arrest anyone they suspected of having participated in the rebellion, aided the rebels, raised liberty poles, or robbed the mail. He also authorized the troops to arrest local officials who failed to suppress the insurrection. The officers and soldiers who were passed these orders were delighted to finally have some excitement and authority on this trip west.”

Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build ‘smart city‘ – The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah – by Bianca Buono – http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/bill-gates-buys-big-chunk-of-land-in-arizona-to-build-smart-city/490978125 – “The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own “smart city.”.. ‘Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs,’ Belmont Partners said in a news release.”

Lugansk Considers Ceasing Struggle For Independence From Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/lugansk-considers-ceasing-struggle-for-independence-from-ukraine/ – “However, Chairman of the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin said: “I cannot currently imagine that the people of DPR or LPR, or the leaders, who may face life imprisonment in Ukraine, would want to go back. It’s clear that this simply isn’t possible, and situation only takes turns for the worse, with Donbass putting even more and more distance between itself and Ukraine.” He also noted that Kiev did not implement any of the points of the Minsk II agreements. “Vladislav Nikolaevich [Deinego] discussed the hypothetical possibility, but this has no relation to actual policy, so there’s no reason for worry. Donbass is so far away from Ukraine now, that discussing a possibility of reunion is inappropriate even hypothetically,” Pushilin said.”

Russian Media: US Side Sabotaged Trump-Putin Meeting In Vietnamhttps://southfront.org/russian-media-us-side-sabotaged-trump-putin-meeting-in-vietnam/ – “Putin and Trump were expected to meet on the sidelines of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. However, “something gone wrong” during the “coordination” of this effort… According to Kommersant’s report, initially the US side showed an interest in meeting and the US president even announced possible topics for the discussions, but then, just sabotaged it… White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters just minutes before landing in Da Nang that “there was never a meeting confirmed, and there will not be one that takes place due to scheduling conflicts on both sides”. Then, the Americans just ingored the reported background agreements over the meeting… This resulted in a fact that Trump and Putin have shaken hands and held a brief conversation at the summit, something very different to what all has expected.”

Israel Threatens To Destroy BBC-Reported “Iranian Military Base” In Syriahttps://southfront.org/israel-threatens-destroy-bbc-reported-iranian-military-base-syria/– “Asharq Al-Awsat also quoted Tel Aviv sources which said that ‘Israel believes that the Iranians have no intention to leave Syria or withdraw their loyal militias from the country.’ Furthermore, Israeli believes Iran could strengthen its permanent military presence in Syria… On Monday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tel Aviv has informed Moscow and Washington that Israeli forces will continue to take action in Syria according to its interests despite any ceasefire: ‘We are controlling our borders, we are protecting our country and we will continue to do so,’ Netanyahu said. ‘I have also informed our friends, firstly in Washington and also our friends in Moscow, that Israel will act in Syria, including in southern Syria, according to our understanding and according to our security needs.’ ” (emphasis added)

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-11-11-evidence-mounts-that-plague-outbreak-in-africa-is-an-engineered-depopulation-bioweapon.html – “(A) bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World,” the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya.”

Prince William Warns Africa’s Population Boom Is Having A ‘Terrible Impact’ On Wildlife – by Michael Bastasch – http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/03/prince-william-warns-africas-population-boom-is-having-a-terrible-impact-on-wildlife/ – ” ‘Africa’s rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 – a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month,’ the Duke of Cambridge said at a gala hosted by the Tusk Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting African wildlife… ‘There is no question that this increase puts wildlife and habitat under enormous pressure,’ William said… ‘We are going to have to work much harder, and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist,” he told the gala.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 11/6/17

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Israel says US-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria does not meet demands – Ministers offer lukewarm reception to pact removing foreign fighters from Golan, hint IDF will continue to act across border – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-signals-it-is-not-bound-by-us-russia-ceasefire-deal-in-syria/ – “While the agreement seeks to remove Iranian-backed militias from near the border, a key Israeli demand, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said it did not go far enough… The pact ‘does not meet Israel’s unequivocal demand that there will not be developments that bring the forces of Hezbollah or Iran to the Israel-Syria border in the north,’ Hanegbi told reporters Sunday, according to a Reuters report… ‘There’s reflection here of the understanding that Israel has set red lines, and will stand firm on this,’ Hanegbi said.”

Hezbollah flips the script and says that Israel does the “Red Prince’s” bidding – by Andrew Korybko – http://theduran.com/hezbollah-flips-script-says-israel-red-princes-bidding/ – “Given that Nasrallah isn’t known for being careless with his words, one should accept that there is a very serious message that Hezbollah and its Iranian ally intend to send to all of their Resistance supporters by saying this, and it’s namely that the “Red Prince” is one of the most dangerous threats to the world.”

Truthstream Media: They’re Spending Billions to Chip Our Brains (15 min)

Ukrainian regime in bid to kick Orthodox clergy out of their churches – Religious freedom in Ukraine has gone from tenuous to dangerously imperilled – by Eric Zuesse – http://theduran.com/ukrainian-regime-in-bid-to-kick-orthodox-clergy-out-of-their-churches/ – “This is happening in a Ukrainian context which is extremely polarized politically, and almost as polarized religiously; so, the political division is even stronger than is the sheerly religious one, and this Ukrainian Government is thus increasing Ukraine’s polarization, as a simultaneously political-and-religious divide, in which the political and religious hatreds feed off of one-another. The public don’t want it; even the clergy don’t want it; but, the Government does, and it continues trying to pass this measure into law.”

Iranian Top Official: Israel, Saudi Arabia, US and UAE Planing War With Lebanonhttps://southfront.org/iranian-top-official-israel-saudi-arabia-us-and-uae-planing-war-with-lebanon/ – ‘ ‘There is no legitimate place or role in Lebanon for any foreign forces, militias or armed elements other than the legitimate security forces of the Lebanese state,’ Tillerson said in an official press release… In his statement, Tillerson was clearly hinting at Hezbollah, that’s believed to be the biggest armed force in Lebanon. Tillerson’s statement could be a sign that the US might not oppose an Israeli or a Saudi attack on Lebanon, which would be clearly aimed at Hezbollah.”

“Israel Will Not Let This Happen”: Iran Is Reportedly Building A Military Base In Syria – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-10/israel-will-not-let-happen-iran-reportedly-building-military-base-syria – “Finally, closing the loop on the recent escalation in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, over the past year, the Israeli air force has struck targets in Syria a number of times which it has linked to Hezbollah… And with that one base – which may or may not belong to Iran – the media now has the narrative “alibi” it will need to push for popular support for the Israel-Saudi axis in the upcoming military conflict against Iran and Lebanon.”

The National Guard And Law Enforcement Use Secret Planes To Spy On Our Cell Phones – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/11/national-guard-law-enforcement-use-secret-planes-spy-cell-phones.html – “CJR also discovered a police plane that secretly spied on people during the Republican National Convention… The Texas Observer asked the National Guard what legal authority allows a military force to secretly spy on Americans?.. The answer they got was silence, which is not surprising since the National Guard, the DEA and law enforcement are run by DHS… The vice chairman of the Texas House Committee, Cesar Blanco, warned that ‘there are really big privacy and constitutional due-process concerns with the use of this technology.’ ”

Discrepancies in Reports of the Texas Church Shooting Narrative Raise Questions – by JW Williams – https://needtoknow.news/2017/11/discrepancies-reports-texas-church-shooting-narrative-raise-questions/

Hariri’s capture was instrumental to the “Red Prince’s” rise to power – Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman forced the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and subsequently detained him not just to destabilize Lebanon, but because the foreign leader is a dual-Saudi national who was plotting against the future King and could have granted “political asylum” to fleeing royals eager to one day exact their revenge on the “Red Prince” – by Andrew Korybko Andrew Korybko – http://theduran.com/hariris-capture-was-instrumental-to-the-red-princes-rise-to-power/ – “In order to advance his grand strategic plan to save Saudi Arabia from itself by reversing its declining revenue, transition its oil-dependent economy into a real-sector one, and stave off the rising threat of a generational conflict between his majority-youthful and relatively “liberal” population and the Kingdom’s conservative and more religious “old guard”, the “Red Prince” had to absolutely eliminate all threats to his future kingship first, ergo why he commenced his “deep state” coup over the weekend. As part of this complex operation, Mohammed Bin Salman also needed to prevent any royal “fugitives” and their supporters from seeking safety elsewhere in the region to plot their comeback, and it’s here where Lebanon and in particular its former Prime Minister Saad Hariri come into play.”

NATO meets in Brussels to discuss the final obstacle to US world domination: Russia and China – NATO Ministerial Meeting: Preparing for War on Russia? – by Alex Christoforou and Stephen Lendman – http://theduran.com/nato-meets-in-brussels-to-discuss-the-final-obstacle-to-us-world-domination-russia-and-china/

Israeli government has lost its way, says Corbyn’s visiting foreign policy chief – Emily Thornberry, UK Labour’s choice for foreign secretary, castigates ‘silly’ Priti Patel, urges recognizing Palestine, won’t buy ‘illegal’ settlement goods but opposes boycotts – by Raphael Ahren – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-government-has-lost-its-way-says-corbyns-visiting-foreign-policy-chief/

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human psychology – by Mike Allen – https://www.axios.com/sean-parker-unloads-on-facebook-2508036343.html – “The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark [Zuckerberg], it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway.”

America’s ‘Allies’ Are Setting Up Another Trap for US in the Middle East – by Philip M. Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/11/10/america-allies-setting-up-another-trap-for-us-middle-east.html – “It is important to recall that clever plans to remake the Middle East have hitherto been remarkable for their inability to anticipate countermoves by opposing forces. Bashar al-Assad has survived an onslaught directed by the very same alignment now out to reverse a perceived Iranian-led Shi’a ascendancy and Hezbollah proved so successful against Israel that Israeli war plans now rule out any action on the ground due to the high casualty levels experienced in 1990-2000. The US would be playing a supporting role in any conflict, but might well suffer collateral damage if Iran is drawn in directly, a development that could easily lead to armed conflict between Washington and Tehran.”

Saudi Arabia Calls On UN Security Council To Take Action Against Iranhttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-calls-on-un-security-council-to-take-action-against-iran/ – “Saudi Arabia affirmed that it will take appropriate action to respond to acts of aggression by the Houthis in order to safeguard the Kingdom’s security in accordance with the United Nations Charter and international laws.” (emphasis added) Comment: You can’t make this stuff up.

Senior Saudi Personals Were Tortured And Beaten In Ongoing ‘Purge’ – Media – https://southfront.org/senior-saudi-personals-tortured-beaten-ongoing-purge-media/ – “The report added that the purge “is creating panic in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, particularly among those associated with the old regime of King Abdullah, who died in 2015, with power then passing to his half-brother, King Salman. Many fear the primary purpose of the crackdown is a move by MBS to knock out all rivals both inside and outside the House of Saud before he replaces his 81-year-old father.””

A Totalitarian Europe Now on Our Doorstep – by Julian Rose – https://www.globalresearch.ca/a-totalitarian-europe-now-on-our-doorstep/5617176 – The Bank of International Settlements is under the control of approximately eight thousand hedge fund managers with a common ambition to rule the world. The majority are Luciferians working with what, in another essay, I have called ‘anti-life’ energies. They inform the World Bank and the IMF how much money supply will be available from year to year and what the spending parameters will be… Next in line come the central banks: the European Central Bank, The US Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank of England etc. And below these come the first tiers of involvement of national governments and, by extension, the further banking institutions of each country. Thus government and national treasuries, are relegated to being fourth down from the top of the power pyramid which controls most of our lives from day to day. Government, in too many cases, is just a vector for the advancement of corporate ambition.”

The Balfour Declaration – One Hundred Years of (Goyim) Solitude – by Gilad Atzmon – http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/11/8/the-balfour-declaration-one-hundred-years-of-goyim-solitude – Thanks to the Balfour declaration German Jewish bankers in the US flipped sides. Seems that they betrayed their fatherland, no more were they German patriots. Elon’s conclusion is that: ‘The 1917 Balfour Declaration, calling for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, was at least partly motivated by the British government’s desire to win support among pro-German American Jews.’ ”

Hezbollah: Saudi Arabia Is Encouraging Israel To Attack Lebanonhttps://southfront.org/hezbollah-saudi-arabia-is-encouraging-israel-to-attack-lebanon/ – “During his speech, Nasrallah added that Hezbollah “understands the Saudi anger towards Iran, however it does not understand its response”. He went further and said that Saudi Arabia failed in Yemen, Syria and even against Qatar in the current diplomatic crisis between the countries… Nasrallah advised Saudi Arabia to not try to “punish or eliminate Hezbollah” because this is “impossible”. He added that Saudi Arabia wants to pressure Lebanon only because it can’t pressure Iran directly.”

Stunning Insider Interview with a Sutherland Springs Citizen – “The Truth is Not Being Told” – by Dave Hodges – http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/11/09/stunning-insider-interview-with-a-sutherland-springs-citizen-the-truth-is-not-being-told/ – “Following the gruesome event, the authorities put out an all-call for people to send photos of the victims to the authorites for purposes of identifcation. One person was shown a photo of tattoos and this was used as the means to identify a dead person. The vast majority of the family member of the victims, as of Wednesday evening have not been allowed to identify their fallen relatives… Vonda related the story of one family that was dictated to by the FBI what kind of funeral they were going to have. According to Vonda, the FBI told one family how much of the body they would be permitted to view. Additionally, the family was told whether the casket would remain open or closed.”

Gentrification is sweeping through America. Here are the people fighting back – In Atlanta, a neighborhood is resisting the use of eminent domain, which allows government to take private property for public use – by Cliff Albright – http://ws/2017/nov/10/atlanta-super-gentrification-eminent-domain – ” ‘I love to be able to sit on the porch and talk to some of the older neighbors,’ she said. ‘I wasn’t looking to replace, neutralize or change them.’ She respected the neighborhood association that was in existence, and didn’t feel like she needed to start a new one… But some new residents, particularly white ones, felt differently… ‘When folks decide to start their own associations, it sends a message. The imposition of an us versus them, new versus old, resident versus buyer perspective is not healthy for a community,’ Washington said.”

Propaganda Alert!: Western Powers Set Up Showdown With Russia Over Syrian Chemical Attackshttps://www.rferl.org/a/western-powers-set-up-showdown-russia-syrian-chemical-attacks-un-security-council/28843595.html – “In a joint statement on November 8, the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Britain, and the United States said they have “full trust” in the “professionalism and independence” of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and called for renewal of its mandate.”

Space Fence: Connecting the Surveillance and Transhumanist Agendas – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/space-fence-surveillance-transhumanism/ – “Ionization and conductivity crop up again and again when investigating the Space Fence. The reason the NWO conspirators are so obsessed with these concepts is because they have weaponized them. Ionization is linked to weather control. Ionospheric heaters (the most famous of which is HAARP) are now deployed around the world to heat and ionize layers of the atmosphere. Once ionized, it can be directed in line with geopolitical goals of the controllers, which can equate to earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods and droughts. In 2014, we were told that HAARP was being shut down, however since HAARP-like technology is the ultimate weapon of the globalists, does anyone in their right mind really think they are just going to give it away due to lack of funding or because they are supposedly finished with it? Former HAARP insider Billy Hayes (who worked on constructing the original installation in Gakona, Alaska) claims there are over 200 HAARP-like facilities around the world which are fully operational.”

Game-changing Study: Epigenetic Memories are Passed Down 14 Successive Generations – by GreenMedInfo Research Group – http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/game-changing-study-epigenetic-memories-are-passed-down-14-successive-generations – “The researchers highlight that this kind of RNA can behave as a “transgenerational determinant of inheritable epigenetic variations and that spermatozoal RNA can carry and deliver information that cause phenotypic variations in the progeny” (15). In other words, the RNA carried to sperm cells by exosomes can preside over gene expression in a way that changes the observable traits and disease risk of the offspring as well as its morphology, development, and physiology.”

Assad Top Advisor: What Happened In Iraqi Kurdistan “Should Be A lesson” To The SDFhttps://southfront.org/assads-top-advisor-what-happened-in-iraqi-kurdistan-should-be-a-lesson-to-the-sdf/ – “On November 7, Bouthaina Shaaban, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad, said during an interview to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV that what happened in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region “should be a lesson” to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)… During the interview, Shaaban confirmed that the Syrian government is open for negotiations with everyone. However, al-Assad’s top advisor stressed that the division of Syria is not negotiable, in a clear hint to the SDF “Federal System” in eastern Syria.”

Remember, Remember, the 7th of November – An average Soviet person could go on forever marching in parades while cracking jokes about the regime – by EdgeOfTheSandbox – https://medium.com/iron-ladies/remember-remember-the-7th-of-november-b32a67f55e29 – “The development of Soviet nostalgia is a hot topic today. If looking back many former Soviets feel nostalgic for this reduced GULAG late Socialism era, it’s probably because to a normal Soviet subject that time felt stable. It was a stable hell, to be sure, but stable nonetheless. Freedom is frightening, so is capitalism (which they never had).”

Europe: Climate Dictatorship Proposed To Solve Global Warming – by Bjørn Lomborg – https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2017/11/07/europe-climate-dictatorship-proposed-solve-global-warming/ – “Prominent environmentalist proposes a climate dictatorship because democracy is just not willing to do his policies… The gall of this argument is staggering. It is even more staggering that the Swedish newspaper bringing this large interview today does not clearly mark the viewpoint as extreme and unreasonable. Instead, they seriously have their political analyst muse about whether a climate dictatorship is really necessary, and ending with a conclusion of ‘yeah, possibly.’.. The claim comes from Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at BI Norwegian Business School. His main claim to fame is as co-author of the 1972 Limits to Growth book, which scared a generation to believe we would run out of all resources and kill humanity with suffocating air pollution. Time magazine headlined their 1972 story on the book: ‘The Worst Is Yet to Be?’ ” (emphasis added)

The rise of water data promises to make every piece of land and drop of water in California a source of conflict – by Joe Mathews – http://www.businessinsider.com/the-rise-of-water-data-promises-conflict-in-california-2017-11 – “Digital tools have expanded the ability of governments, companies and nonprofits to measure the uses of California water in detail, and thus build more water-efficient products, boost water conservation, and replace expensive and inefficient infrastructure… But the abundance of water data effectively makes every piece of land and every drop of water in California the subject of measurement—and conflict… The data also exposes the fragmentation and deficiencies of California’s system of water management… The state’s new conservation requirements add to the stakes of arguments over data. As Californians struggled to save every drop during the recent five-year drought, the state for the first time imposed mandatory restrictions on water use—requiring that 400 local water agencies figure out how to reduce usage by 25 percent in 2015.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 10/30/17

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Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure – by Joy Pullmann – http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/25/bill-gates-tacitly-admits-common-core-experiment-failure/– “But who decides what is “high-quality curricula”? Press releases and buzz or proven results?.. The latter not only takes time to establish, but is directly threatened by the anti-learning environment inside which most curricula is created and teachers are trained, which typically dooms its effectiveness. Further, most measurements of curricular success use test score bumps, but there are major questions from the research about whether those benefit kids or society long-term. The metrics for success that make the most sense to Bill Gates do not actually ensure success for children.”

Lawyer for Las Vegas Music Festival and for Singer Jason Aldean Found Dead – by Baxter Dmitry – http://yournewswire.com/lawyer-vegas-aldean-dead/ – “Describing meetings with MGM, Las Vegas police, and the FBI as ‘incredibly strange and complex’ to one of his friends on recently made private Facebook threads, the attorney was privy to inside information that the FBI, by announcing they are no longer holding press conferences and the investigation is closed, have chosen to withhold from the public… Almon’s death, described by local Nashville media as “seizure during sleep”, mirrors that of Kymberley Suchomel of Apple Valley, California, a shooting survivor who was found dead in her home, hours after her husband left for work.” (emphasis added)

To Gain True Independence, Russia Embraces Blockchain – Putin’s rapid adoption of the blockchain shows his flexibitilty is his greatest strength as a leader – by Tom Luongo – http://russia-insider.com/en/gain-true-independence-russia-embraces-blockchain/ri21474 – “Blockchains are encrypted digital ledgers of transactions that occur within a private peer-to-peer network which have been verified to be correct by all the members of that network… The process of verifying those blocks of transactions is called mining because when the block is decrypted, thereby verifying its contents, the network issues a reward to the first person to do so. These are the tokens or coins (and there is a difference depending on the type of blockchain)… Once Buterin explained to Putin how the blockchain could be deployed to strengthen fundamental Russian societal institutions, decrease corruption and graft and be brought into the monetary system in ways that complement his goals for the Russian state, the rest is just logistics.”

BREAKING: Terrorist artillery attacks kill civilians in central Damascus – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/breaking-terrorist-bombs-kill-civilians-central-damascus/ – “The attack would appear to be a further ‘revenge attack’ on Syria after the Syrian Arab Army crushed ISIS in Deir ez-Zor over the last 48 hours.”

30 years after Thatcher’s rebuff, Theresa May celebrates Balfour with Israel – Downing Street’s warm reception for PM Benjamin Netanyahu comes amid close trade ties and diminishing antagonism between Israel and Arab states – by Robert Philpot – https://www.timesofisrael.com/30-years-after-thatchers-rebuff-theresa-may-celebrates-balfour-with-israel/ – “On Thursday night, May joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a glittering gala dinner hosted by Lord Rothschild in central London, where she delivered an unequivocal message about Britain’s close ties with Israel, saying she was proud of Britain’s ‘pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel.’.. She attacked the BDS movement and the ‘new and pernicious form of anti-Semitism which uses criticism of the actions of the Israeli government as a despicable justification for questioning the very right of Israel to exist.’ ”

From the Swamp-Getting-Deeper Desk: White House-approved report concludes humans are behind climate change – by Tom DiChristopher – https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/03/white-house-approved-report-concludes-humans-are-behind-climate-change.html – ● Humans activity is behind the accelerated warming of the planet since the mid-20th century, the latest U.S. National Climate Assessment finds  ● The report was prepared by 13 federal agencies and approved by the White House  ● Its conclusion contradicts public statements by President Donald Trump and top administration officials who have cast doubt on humans’ role in climate change”

Justin Trudeau explains why Canada really ‘gets’ AI and smart cities – by Darrell Etherington – https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/02/justin-trudeau-explains-why-canada-really-gets-ai-and-smart-cities/ – “Trudeau also spoke on the subject of smart cities, and specifically the project Canada and the city of Toronto are undertaking with Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn a disused portion of Toronto’s waterfront into a new model city of the future. Schmidt asked the PM how Canada came to embrace this idea, in a manner currently unique across nations… Canadians have a tendency to travel, Trudeau said, and that results in a global outlook on how cities work and their different approaches to things like traffic and how people live in urban environments. The new waterfront project gives Canadians “amazing opportunity to innovate or leapfrog” in urban innovation, since existing cities grew organically into what they are and how they work, for better or for worse, but the new smart city area won’t ‘be built on the bones of past failure and past successes,’ but will instead be developed from a clean slate.” (emphasis added)

Syrian Security Chief And U.S. Official Met In Damascus, Discussed “Missed” CIA Operatives – Reportshttps://southfront.org/syrian-security-chief-and-u-s-official-met-in-damascus-discussed-missed-cia-operatives-reports/ – “The US official visit to Damascus can be considered as a sign that the US is ready to talk with the Syrian government. This could mean that the US commitment to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) might be less than what the SDF officials and media are promoting… The visit was considered the first visit of a US official to Damascus since the war broke out back in 2011. However, no American or Syrian officials commented on Reuters and al-Akhabr reports So far.”

Top Iranian Official: Syrian Army Will Advance To Liberate Raqqa City Soonhttps://southfront.org/top-iranian-official-syrian-army-will-advance-to-liberate-raqqa-city-soon/ – ” ‘We will witness in the near future the advance of government and popular forces in Syria and east of the Euphrates, and the liberation of Raqqa city,’ Velayati said according to Reuters… Velayati also accused the US of working to divide Syria by deploying its army on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. Back on October 30, the commander of the US-led special operations task force responsible for defeating ISIS revealed that more than 4,000 US troops are deployed inside Syria… ‘The US is planning to divide Syria in East Euphrates though it will never obtain this sinister objective,’ said Velayati, according to the Iranian MEHR Agency.”

Terrorists are Equipped with Western Weapons in Syria – by A. Jaunger – https://en.insidesyriamc.com/2017/11/02/terrorists-are-equipped-with-western-weapons-in-syria/ – “According to Syrian General Ali Al-Ali, the United States illegally delivered at least 1,500 trucks with military equipment and weapons for terrorists in Syria between June 5 and September 15 this year… The General reported that all Washington’s statements regarding this military equipment was intended for the U.S. allies were false. Ultimately, the weapons almost always come into the hands of terrorists. In support of his words, Ali Al-Ali analyzed some NATO weapons captured by the Syrian army from ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham army depots.”

Former CIA analyst calls Robert Mueller a “fraud”…’He covered up 9/11, murder, torture and illegal surveillance’ – The investigators are the very same people who committed financial crimes – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/former-cia-analyst-calls-robert-mueller-a-fraud-he-covered-up-911-murder-torture-and-illegal-surveillance/ – “Ned Ryun, from American Majority followed McGovern’s comments: ‘If Mueller’s attempt is to squeeze Manafort to get him flip, flip on what, a fairytale? I have been saying this on TV for months and months…that the Trump-Russia collusion is a fairytale, and I think one of the biggest hoaxes that the American left and the mainstream media have tried to pull over on the American people.’ ”

Exclusive Interview with Fire Captain on Origins of CA Fires (21 min)

From the Propaganda-Onslaught-Marches-On Desk: From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level – An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows – https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/nov/03/miami-shanghai-3c-warming-cities-underwater – “This comes ahead of the latest round of climate talks in Bonn next week, when negotiators will work on ways to monitor, fund and ratchet up national commitments to cut CO2 so that temperatures can rise on a safer path of between 1.5 and 2C, which is the goal of the Paris agreement reached in 2015… The momentum for change is currently too slow, according to the UN Environment Programme. In its annual emissions gap report, released on Tuesday, the international body said government commitments were only a third of what was needed.”

CPS Using “Predictive Analytics” Software to Label Parents as Unfit, Even Before Baby is Bornhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2017/cps-using-predictive-analytics-software-to-label-parents-as-unfit-even-before-baby-is-born/ – ” ‘prenatal risk assessments could be used to identify children at risk of maltreatment while still in the womb.’.. The real potential of this model was aptly summed up by Yung-Mi Lee, a supervising attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services at the hearing on the New York City bill. Said Lee: ‘At worst, such tools provide a veneer of color- and class-blind objectivity while exacerbating the racial and economic discrimination and other inequalities in law enforcement practices and criminal and civil penalties.’ ”

Israeli Warplanes Bombed A Factory In Syria’s Homs Governoratehttps://southfront.org/israeli-warplanes-bombed-a-factory-in-syrias-homs-governorate/ – “On Wednesday, Israeli warplanes bombed a copper factory in Hisyah Industrial Area 30km south of Homs city according to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen news TV channel. Syrian local sources added that the factory was targeted with 7 unspecified projectiles.”

Truthstream Media: Most People Don’t Even Realize What’s Coming – (24 min)

Iraq bans Israeli flags after Kurds wave them at independence rallies – Parliament’s vote in Baghdad comes at request of Shiite Citizen Bloc leader Ammar al-Hakim, who opposed referendum results – https://www.timesofisrael.com/iraq-bans-israeli-flags-after-kurds-wave-them-at-independence-rallies/ – “Israel has been among the only countries to openly support an independent Kurdish state, and many Kurds have welcomed the support, drawing accusations from Arab leaders that the referendum was a Zionist plot.”

Will Trump Ever Learn to Not Play Chess Against Persians – by Tom Luongo – http://russia-insider.com/en/will-trump-ever-learn-not-play-chess-against-persians/ri21423 – “Trump’s speech at the U.N. was so one-sided it ensured that Iran would rebuff his overtures to talk. Sure, I know to never take Trump at his word and so too does Rouhani. But, that doesn’t mean that he has to take Trump’s call when the phone rings… More and more that speech at the U.N. looks to be an act of utter desperation, written by the Israeli wing of the Republican party, to force Trump into a policy stance that he would have to back up or lose what’s left of U.S. credibility in the Middle East… And Iran saw it for what it was. Now, it can go for the win. Check and mate.”

Podestas Threaten Tucker Carlson for Reporting the Truth About Russiagate – by Charles Bausman – http://russia-insider.com/en/podestas-threaten-tucker-carlson-reporting-truth-about-russiagate/ri21428 – “This is extraordinary on three levels: First, it is a foolish move on the part of the Podestas, because it suggests incompetence and desperation in equal measure… Sending a cease and desist letter to one of the biggest news shows in the country is like threatening a charging elephant with a fly swatter, especially as Carlson explains quite convincingly, it has no basis in fact.”

US Special Forces a ‘Persistent Presence’ on Russia’s Borders – What if the roles were reversed? -by Nick Turse – http://russia-insider.com/en/us-special-forces-persistent-presence-russias-borders/ri21419 – “For the past two years, the U.S. has maintained a special operations contingent in almost every nation on Russia’s western border. “[W]e’ve had persistent presence in every country — every NATO country and others on the border with Russia doing phenomenal things with our allies, helping them prepare for their threats,” said Thomas, mentioning the Baltics as well as Romania, Poland, Ukraine, and Georgia by name… According to Major Michael Weisman, a spokesman for U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, elite U.S. forces have deployed to 21 European countries in 2017 and conducted exercises with an even larger number of nations. “Outside of Russia and Belarus we train with virtually every country in Europe either bilaterally or through various multinational events,” he told TomDispatch.”

Disney Channel To Introduce Gay Storyline On Children’s Sitcom – by Katie Jerkovich – http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/25/disney-channel-to-introduce-gay-storyline-on-childrens-sitcom/ – “When the season premieres this Friday at 8 p.m. viewers will see Mack trying to sort out her feelings for her friend Jonah, played by Asher Angel. At the same time, her best friend 13-year-old Cyrus realizes he too has feelings for Jonah and shares his thoughts with Buffy… According to the report, Buffy’s reaction and the scene are to “serve as a positive role model for both kids and adults.” What follows will be a series of revelations over the next few episodes with Cyrus ultimately this season realizing he is gay and coming to accept that fact… The average viewer’s age for the series is 10 years old.”

Lest We Forget: ‘Independent’ Mueller is Part of Establishment That Helped Sell Iraq War – by 21Wire, Video by Young Turks – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/10/29/lest-forget-independent-mueller-part-establishment-helped-sell-iraq-war/ – “In May of this year, just days after the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Director Mueller was appointed special counsel to the investigation. The reception was conspicuously enthusiastic and praised across all mainstream media outlets as well as inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway… This cogent video analysis by TYT Politics demonstrates that things may not be what they seem. In fact, as the evidence is presented here, far from it: ‘Recent history, however, suggests that whenever the political media class appears united in praise for anything….there’s reason for concern.’

NATO warns Turkey not to buy Russian S-400 missile defense system – NATO General threatens “consequences” for Turkey buying Russian air defense system – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/nato-warns-turkey-not-to-buy-russian-s-400-missiles/ – “While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr Pavel told reporters this week that Turkey is likely to be punished by the alliance for not buying American… ‘The principal of sovereignty obviously exists in acquisition of defense equipment, but the same way that nations are sovereign in making their decision, they are also sovereign in facing the consequences of that decision, Pavel insisted.”

Body language expert says Hillary Clinton is scared to death of Trump dossier revelations (Video) – Body Language: The Clinton Fall – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/body-language-expert-says-hillary-clinton-is-scared-to-death-of-trump-dossier-revelations-video/ – “Hillary Clinton is frightened of the Trump dossier revelation…and her body language shows her fear.”

British FM says he’s ‘proud’ of Balfour Declaration, 100 years on – Boris Johnson acknowledges parts of the document dealing with Arab rights have ‘not been fully realized,’ urges two-state solution – https://www.timesofisrael.com/britain-defends-balfour-declaration-100-years-on/ – ” ‘I am proud of Britain’s part in creating Israel,’ current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote in the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday, adding the document was ‘indispensable to the creation of a great nation.’ ”

Top Labour MP: UK should mark Balfour by recognizing Palestinian state – Criticizing Israel for having ‘lost its way,’ Emily Thornberry says Britain should not celebrate centennial of document pledging support for Jewish national home – by Alexander Fulbright – https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-labour-mp-uk-should-mark-balfour-by-recognizing-palestinian-state/– ” ‘I don’t think we celebrate the Balfour Declaration but I think we have to mark it because I think it was a turning point in the history of that area and I think probably the most important way of marking it is to recognize Palestine,’ said Thornberry. “The British government have said they will do, it’s just a question of when the time is right and it seems to me this is the time… ‘We need to have two states, two viable states, two viable secure safe states. We must not forget that in the end that is the only solution,” she added. “We should measure everything we do against that.’ ”

From the Technocracy-Gone-Wild Desk: Can Sweden’s national urban policy address unsustainable consumption? – The country is formulating its first-ever cities strategy – by Jeet Mistry – http://citiscope.org/commentary/2017/09/can-swedens-national-urban-policy-address-unsustainable-consumption – “Getting people to change habits — especially related to personal issues such as what one eats, mobility choices and how one spends holiday time — is clearly going to be a monumental task. During her appearance at the conference, the difficulty of this task was underlined by new Environment Minister Karolina Skog, who oversees the “sustainable cities” portfolio. She highlighted in particular the need for Swedish cities to move away from the heavily car-based urban planning of the 1950s and 1960s to an approach that would be people-centric and “mobility smart” — aspects which would probably be an intrinsic part of a new national urban policy.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Get ready for your cars to get pried out of your cold, dead hands…

 

The Coffee Deception: 13 Little Known Facts About Coffee

You’re not going to like this one bit: you’ve been lied about the health benefits of coffee!

1. Caffeine is an alkaloid that the coffee plant uses to kill bugs, which eat its’ seeds.

The coffee plant also uses caffeine in the coffee pods to kill surrounding plants, so the coffee plant can attain more sunlight and grow larger. Caffeine is a pesticide, which causes genetic termination in living cells that come into contact with it.

2. MRI images taken before and after 1 cup of coffee showed a decrease in blood flow to the brain by 45%. When the blood flow reduction was measured exactly, it was actually 52% less blood flow to the brain, after just one small cup of coffee. http://abcn.ws/2ipmLj7

3. Brain imaging studies of chronic coffee drinkers showed they presented the same degradation of their brains as chronic alcoholics, cigarette smokers, Parkinson’s patients and marijuana users. http://dailym.ai/1qjSqi0


4. Coffee can cause an urge to move ones’ bowels because this is one way the body tries to eliminate poison from the system. The sudden urge to “poo” after drinking coffee is one of the body’s defense mechanisms to poison.

5. Coffee increases energy via the human fight or flight metabolic response, because the body is afraid of the caffeine based poison. Coffee doesn’t give energy, it removes it from the body.

The energy a person feels when they drink coffee is the body going into overdrive because caffeine is a poison and all poisons activate an energy release in the body. (fight or flight)

Coffee removes energy from the system, leaving the person progressively more and more exhausted each day that passes, therefore setting up the world’s most dangerous energy stimulation addiction… coffee dependence for energy.

6. When the fight or flight response is triggered in the body, the lower IQ centers of the brain are activated as well as hormonal systems in control of aggression, violence, irrational and illogical decision making, jealousy, rage, anger, fear and paranoia.

Coffee generates lower end mental functioning with a side of every negative emotional response the body can generate.

7. When measured, 1 coffee activated the fight and flight response for 3 consecutive weeks, even though no other caffeine was consumed after that 1 cup of coffee. One cup of coffee poisons the body for 3 consecutive weeks, on a decreasing scale.

8. When coffee (caffeine) is consumed, the limbic part of the brain is hyper activated and the higher learning centers of the mind inhibited. The limbic part of the brain is only concerned with sex, reproduction, protection of territory, food acquisition and personal safety.

The limbic portion of the brain is the most primitive and least developed portion of the mind complex. When you want to out smart or dominate another person, it’s best that their limbic system is activated, because it brings them to a mental state equal to that of a child.

9. The birth control pill inhibits clearing of ingested caffeine. This effect is increased dramatically by alcohol or pain killer use, therefore causing many cases of caffeine poisoning, which get treated as other things once the person reaches the hospital.

10. Coffee is proven to cause an enlarged prostate, high anxiety, insomnia, depression, birth defects, pain syndromes, unnatural breathing patterns, brain damage, hyperactivity, learning disorders (from the brain damage) behavior disorders, fatigue, certain types of cancer, Crohns, IBS, colitis, carpel tunnel, ulcers, low iron, heart disease, headaches, PMS, increased incidence of muscle and tendon injury, joint pain, heart attack, stroke,TIA’s (mini strokes)… and that’s a short list.

11. Coffee causes fat gain and cellulite because by triggering the body’s flight or fight system (which any poison or threat does). This eventually changes the body’s primary fuel source requirement to one of fat.

When the body is threatened, it prefers fat as its’ primary fuel source, over sugar or protein.

Constant activation of the body’s fight or flight system (via the daily ingestion of caffeine poison) aids in a metabolic shift to fat storage and fat conservation, because again the body prefers fat as a fuel source when fighting any toxic intruder… because fat contains 9 calories per gram for the fight, as opposed to 4 calories per gram housed by sugar and protein.

Welcome to the land of coffee (caffeine) induced fat gain, weight gain and cellulite. Coffee also destroys muscle, as the body purposely flushes muscle, when it’s poisoned, to facilitate additional fat storage.

12. Coffee (caffeine) blocks iron absorption, causing the vast majority of anemia today.

http://bit.ly/2qKSqwh The entire threat of caffeine in general includes caffeine teas, chocolates, caffeine based energy drinks, caffeine based pre work out drinks and over 2000 over the counter and prescription medications that PURPOSELY include caffeine.

13. An investigation conducted by the author of the most extensive book on coffee ever written, reviewed almost every scientific research piece regarding coffee and his conclusion was that there’s absolutely no scientific evidence what so ever that coffee provides any health benefits to the human body, on any level, in anyway.

He openly declares that any positive promotion of coffee consumption is a blatant lie, doing grave harm to our entire society. The publication of any positive effects of coffee are false and all can be traced back to a very powerful, covert and secret “coffee lobby”, which has both commercial and ruling family origins.

The author reviews the research in the book at this added link. How many coffee shops have opened in your town in the last 20 years?

So why the lying about coffee? Think of government and how governing a brain damaged population is easier than governing a healthy population. Start there and keep connecting the dots. Coffee is only one brain damaging weapon used against an uninformed slave class.

The 10 most popular brain damaging weapons used against the slave class (in order of use) are:

1) vaccines
2) coffee and caffeine products
3) alcohol
4) medical drugs
5) sugar
6) fluoride
7) cigarettes
8) processed junk foods and genetically modified foods
9) EMF radiation from wireless devices and
10) chemtrails.

If you’ve ever posed the question, “why are people so stunned, as to not figure any of this out?”… you’re missing the point that the brain damage of the slave class is the primary agenda of the ruling 1%.

Coffee and vaccines are the elite’s 1-2 punch within “operation brain damage” down here on the human farm. The best slave is a brain damaged slave, unable to think or care for themselves without the help from slave master.

A helpless population guarantees a need for government. This is why the ruling families do everything in their power to create a helpless population, day in and day out. Governments exist because they perpetually create the conditions for their own existence.

Ancient ruling families, who masquerade as modern altruistic governments, are not there to help the people progress, evolve or become more. You live on a chemically controlled slave based control grid.

Coffee is just another massive lie inside the human control operation. Want to shut the human farm down? Want to really become more than the stereotypical diseased, overweight, dis-empowered, depressed, and dysfunctional human mess? Reject the poisons!

From an article by Jason Christoff

Web Research Links for the Week of 10/23/17

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

STRANGER THAN FICTION: Why Is Foundation of Vegas Shooting Survivor Sponsored By DHS Linked Firm?https://www.peterdegedo.com/2017/10/23/stranger-than-fiction-why-is-foundation-of-vegas-shooting-survivor-sponsored-by-dhs-linked-firm-21st-century-wire/

The 9 Principles of Ethical Policing as Written in 1829 – by Isaac Davis – http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/10/27/9-principles-ethical-policing-written-1829/ – The Law Enforcement Protocols of Sir Robert PeeleDoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill During Antifa Protests In November – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-26/dod-plans-solar-storm-based-national-blackout-drill-during-antifa-protests-november – “According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid collapse and could spark public fear.” – Comment: This DOD exercise coincides with calls from Antifa, RefuseFascism.org and the Revolutionary Communist Party to stage Protests (riots?) that “…must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions…” Could be “interesting – Eyes Open!

In Ukraine a Political Struggle Between the Crooks, the Clowns, and the Nazis – So far the crooks are in power but they’re terrified of the nazis and constantly making concessions to them – by The Saker – http://russia-insider.com/en/ukraine-political-struggle-between-crooks-clowns-and-nazis/ri21374 – “Their history has also taught them that there are times when you want to stay low, shut up and focus on making it through the day. I also think that most Ukrainians fully realize that there is no faction/force out there representing their interest and that means that they have absolutely no reason at all to get involved… This has nothing to do with passivity or political ignorance: that is common sense. Getting involved is what gets you killed. Hunkering down until the worst of the storm passes is the only correct survival technique in times of very ugly political struggles.”

‘Dislike’ and ‘Unfriendliness’ Can Be Hate Crimes, UK Police Confirm – by Liam Deacon – http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/25/dislike-unfriendliness-hate-crimes-uk-police-confirm/ – “The victim does not have to justify or provide evidence of their belief, and police officers and staff should not directly challenge this perception. Evidence of the hostility is not required for an incident to be recorded as a hate crime or hate incident.”

DNA Scan That Can Detect 1,800 Diseases In Newborns Raises Privacy Concernshttp://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/24/brigham-and-womens-dna-trial-babyseq/ – ” ‘I would have to say I’m not 100 percent comfortable with it. What we’re really trying to do in this study is ask the question, ‘How beneficial or harmful is it to go down this road?’ Green said… Some of the potential risks include breaches of privacy and genetic discrimination… ‘We can’t predict what kind of discrimination is going to be occurring by the time your child grows up,” Green told CBS. “We can’t predict whether there’s some sort of privacy breaches, this information gets out and is used against your child in some sort of future scenario. And we, most importantly, we can’t predict the information’s accurate.’.. Green, however, says so far about 9 of 10 families have declined the test.(emphasis added)

What Mystics & Prophets Revealed About Hyper-Dimensional Entities – Part 1 – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/hyper-dimensional-entities-part-1/ – “We have to take seriously the idea that the hidden ruler(s) of this crazy world are invisible, or at least, operate from frequencies beyond normal perception. After all, no one knows exactly from where thoughts originate. If there were a force that could control which thoughts are beamed into the mind, then every single living person would be vulnerable to psychic attack. These hyper-dimensional entities are said to be able to infiltrate your mind, make their voice sound like yours and entice you to do their bidding – all with the aim of generating fear, which is their food. Are they are the “gods” of yore that demanded sacrifice? Are they the evil spirits that possess people? Are they the masters of trickery who continually try to keep us in fear and out of our center of power – our heart? What follows is a list of 10 different traditions and cultures that describe these hyper-dimensional entities using their own terms and ideas.” – Link to Part 2 of this article: http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/hyper-dimensional-entities-part-2/

Screen time found to have direct impact on speech delays in babies, reveals new research – by Rhonda Johansson – https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-25-screen-time-found-to-have-direct-impact-on-speech-delays-in-babies-reveals-new-research.html – “Researchers found that by their 18-month check-up, 20 percent of the babies had an average daily handheld device usage of around 28 minutes. More disturbing was the data that recorded a 49 percent increased risk of expressive speech delay, or what the researchers defined as using sounds and words, for every 30-minute increase in handheld screen time. The team noted that there was no statistically significant correlation between handheld device screen time and other communication delays such as body language or social interaction.”

Bill for police at fracking protest? £200,000 a month: Officers at site often outnumber activists – by Chris Brooke – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5018471/Bill-police-fracking-protest-200-000-month.html – “Jackie Brooks, 77, who was dragged away by officers a fortnight ago as she served tea and biscuits to protesters from a stall, said: ‘The police are effectively Third Energy’s police force so they should pay for it. They are over-policing as far as I am concerned.’ ”

Israeli official confirms Mohammed bin Salman visited Israel: Reporthttp://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/21/539347/Saudi-Arabia-Mohammed-bin-Salman-Israel-visit – “On Friday, however, an Israeli official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP Arabic that Mohammed bin Salman had in fact been the prince who visited Israel in September… This is while Saudi Arabia and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations. And while there had already been reports that the Israeli and Saudi regimes have been tilting toward one another in recent years, a confirmed visit by an official as high in ranking as bin Salman takes the matter to a completely new and potentially explosive level as anti-Israeli sentiments continue to be high on the Arab street.”

Los Angeles Police Are Arresting People For Speaking 20 Seconds Over Their Allotted Time at City Meetings – by Emily C. Bel- https://www.alternet.org/aclu-speaks-out-against-rules-shut-down-criticism-against-lapd – “LAPD is arresting people for speaking 20 secs over their time at public hearings. They want a new law that allows them to criminalize these people for exercising their civic duties. Take action to oppose this draconian measure. https://ssl.capwiz.com/aclu/ca/issues/alert/?alertid=78947626&type=CU&ms=tw_171024_aff_CS_free_speech … – (This) tweet comes after Melanie Ochoa, a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, who sent a letter Tuesday morning to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles city councilmembers. The letter calls on them to “reject the proposed ordinance,” because “although styled as a public safety ordinance, it would do nothing to improve public safety.”

Israel Now Threatening Military Escalation with Neighboring Syriahttp://21stcenturywire.com/2017/10/25/israel-now-threatening-neighbor-syria-military-escalation/ – “Israel’s response has been rather bellicose to say the least, as the US-backed rogue state continues to thwart the “rules-based international community” through its systematic violation of international law under the elastic guise of ‘defending itself.’.. Now it’s threatening everything just short of all-out war with its neighbor Syria – even though Syria has never attacked Israel.”

Populist Hero Mike Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote to Protect Banks from Lawsuits – by Bess Levin – https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/mike-pence-arbitration-rule-vote

REAL ID Allows Police to Control “Fundamental Aspects of Our Daily Lives” – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/real-id-allows-police-control-fundamental-aspects-daily-lives.html – “Imagine in the not-too-distant future, you and your family are driving down the road, when suddenly you find yourselves being detained by DHS-run law enforcement. The officer informs you, that you’ve been stopped because the Feds do not like your activism and they will take away your drivers license if you don’t change your anti-government activities… This is the reality of a DHS-run national ID system and one you can bet will be abused. (Click herehere to find out about the Real-ID nightmare.)

Professor Claims Math, Algebra And Geometry Promote ‘White Privilege’ – by Ian Miles Cheong – http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/23/professor-claims-math-algebra-and-geometry-promote-white-privilege/ – ““On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, according to Campus Reform. ‘Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.’ ”

Bombshell NSA Memo: Saudi Arabia Ordered Attack On Damascus International Airport With US Knowledge – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-24/bombshell-nsa-memo-saudi-arabia-ordered-attack-damascus-international-airport-us-kno  – “The US intelligence memo – marked “Top Secret” – is arguably the most damning piece of evidence to date which gives internal US government confirmation of the direct role that both the Saudi and US governments played in fueling an armed insurgency which launched massive and well-coordinated attacks on civilians, civilian infrastructure, as well as military targets in pursuit of regime change. The NSA report is sourced to the intelligence agency’s controversial PRISM program – which gives the NSA the ability to sweep up all communications and data exchanged through major US internet service providers like Google. The memo focuses on events that unfolded outside Damascus in March of 2013.”

China: Voice Biometric Collection Threatens Privacy – Police, AI Giant Collaboration in Legal Gray Area – https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/22/china-voice-biometric-collection-threatens-privacy – “The Chinese government is collecting “voice pattern” samples of individuals to establish a national voice biometric database, Human Rights Watch said today… Authorities are collaborating with iFlytek, a Chinese company that produces 80 percent of all speech recognition technology in the country, to develop a pilot surveillance system that can automatically identify targeted voices in phone conversations. Human Rights Watch wrote to iFlytek on August 2, 2017, asking about its business relationship with the Ministry of Public Security, the description on its website of a mass automated voice recognition and monitoring system it has developed, and whether it has any human rights policies. iFlytek has not responded.”

FBI informant, ordered to keep silent by Obama White House, has hard proof of bribery and kickbacks (Video) – Washington DC lawyer Victoria Toensing says her client has the good on the Clintons – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/fbi-informant-ordered-to-keep-silent-by-obama-white-house-has-hard-proof-of-bribery-and-kickbacks-video/ – “Lou Dobbs: Weigh for us the impact of what he does know and what you may have learned from him… Victoria Toensing: (Informant’s Lawyer) …It’s quite significant. He can tell what all of the Russians were talking about during the time that the bribery payments were made.”

Byron York: After Trump dossier revelation, FBI is next – by Byron York – http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-after-trump-dossier-revelation-fbi-is-next/article/2638540 – “It was an astonishing turn: the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency agreeing to fund an ongoing opposition research project being conducted by one of the candidates in the midst of a presidential election. “The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for president in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends,” wrote Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.”

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes – by Ulson Gunnar – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/us-mercenaries-iraqi-highways-mystery-never-ending-isis-hordes.html – “The Islamic State’s de facto invasion of Syria and Iraq was a more massive and dramatic replay of an earlier surge of foreign militants into the region, following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq… It would be America’s own Combating Terrorism Center at the West Point United States Military Academy in two reports published in 2007 and 2008 (.pdf) respectively that would describe in detail the networks some of Washington’s closest regional allies used to flood post-war Iraq with foreign fighters… While these fighters indeed attacked US soldiers, what they also did was disrupt a relatively unified resistance movement before plunging Sunni and Shia’a militias into a deadly and costly “civil war.” ”

Saudi Crown Price Mohammad bin Salman calls for “moderate Islam” in the Wahhabi Kingdom – The move has far more to do with foreign affairs than domestic changes – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/saudi-crown-price-mohammad-bin-salman-calls-moderate-islam-wahhabi-kingdom/ – “While the Russian delegation that met with their Saudi counterparts, did include Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, it is not likely that his style of traditionalist Sunni Islam that is nevertheless integrated into the realities of the modern world, rubbed off on the Wahhabi delegates opposite. Instead, MBS’s statement is likely a kind of geo-political “virtue signal” designed to encapsulate the embryonic Saudi geo-political pivot or put more precisely, to test the waters and see how his statement will be received by new potential partners towards which Saudi is pivoting.”

Fliers found at Cornell read ‘Just say no to Jewish lies’https://www.timesofisrael.com/fliers-found-at-cornell-read-just-say-no-to-jewish-lies/ – “The Ivy League school’s president, Martha Pollack, denounced the fliers… ‘Whoever is responsible for these fliers is hiding under the cover of anonymity, having posted them overnight,’ she said in a statement… ‘Whoever they are, they need to ask themselves why they chose our campus, because Cornell reviles their message of hatred; we revile it as an institution, and I know from many personal conversations that thousands of Cornellians deplore it individually.’.. Police were investigating the matter and increasing patrols around Jewish buildings on campus, the Cornell Hillel said in an email to the Jewish community… ‘We are deeply concerned that a poster of this nature was placed on our campus, as these sentiments run counter to the spirit of diversity and pluralism that our university works to uphold,’ Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Ari Weiss said in a statement.” (emphasis added)

Democratic Socialists at Iowa State University call for ‘shooting’ Trump – by Caleb Parke – http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/20/democratic-socialists-at-iowa-state-university-call-for-shooting-trump.html – “The left has done a good job radicalizing juggalos, weebs, furries, but I will not rest until ‘hXc’ stands for hang+Xterminate capitalists,” the club wrote Oct. 4 in a since-deleted tweet.

Syria: shocking images of starving baby reveal impact of food crisis – by Kareem Shaheen – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/syria-shocking-images-of-starving-baby-reveal-impact-of-food-crisis – “The continuing suffering of civilians living under siege in Syria has been brought into sharp focus by new images of a malnourished baby who later died of starvation in a suburb of Damascus controlled by the opposition… The images, released on Monday by the news agency AFP, show Sahar Dofdaa, a one-month-old baby weighing less than 2kg, with sunken eyes and her ribs protruding through translucent skin. The child was being treated for malnutrition by a doctor in the town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Most of the Legacy Commercial Media (LCM) will no doubt blame this on “The Assad Regime.”

Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes – by massprivatei – https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2017/10/cities-are-getting-paid-to-turn-street.html – “A recent article in KCRW reveals that ENE-HUB’s, SmartNode’s could also be equipped with ‘video streaming and gun shot sensors connected to police and fire stations’. One can assume that in the near future, SmartNode’s will also be equipped with E-ZPass readers and license plate readers… ENE-HUB’s ‘benefits’ section admits that governments can use multiple revenue streams to spy on their citizens for 25-30 years. (Click here to watch ENE-HUB’s smart city video)… Unfortunately, Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB aren’t the only ones trying to turn entire cities into giant surveillance networks… Four months ago, I warned everyone that Siemens, GE, Cisco, LED lighting maker Acuity Brands and mall developer Simon Property Group are also installing spying SmartNodes across the country.”

Current Lord Balfour says Israel failing to live up to 1917 declaration – Stipulation against prejudicing rights of non-Jewish population not being honored, says Roderick Balfour, great-great-nephew of foreign secretary behind landmark statement – by Stuart Winer – https://www.timesofisrael.com/current-lord-balfour-says-israel-failing-to-live-up-to-1917-declaration/ – “I have major reservations,” he said in an interview. “There is this sentence in the declaration, ‘Nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.’ That’s pretty clear. Well, that’s not being adhered to. That has somehow got to be rectified. Talking to the more liberal elements of Jewry, they would acknowledge there has to be a greater economic role for the Palestinians.”

Former Prime Minister Edward Heath, Jimmy Savile and the Haut de la Garenne Paedophile Ring on the Island of Jersey – by Keyser Söze – https://leakofnations.com/former-prime-minister-edward-heath-jimmy-savile-and-the-haut-de-la-garenne-paedophile-ring-on-the-island-of-jersey-wilfrid-brambell-child-sexual-abuse/ – “Haut de la Garenne was ordered to be demolished in July as it apparently serves as a reminder of decades of sexual abuse and mistreatment of children in Jersey. It seems odd and deeply counterintuitive, however, to destroy the remnants of the place in which the police admitted that 15 famous British individuals committed serious sexual crimes when not a single one of them has been brought to justice. Ultimately, this just furthers the impression that police were simply trying to make the incident disappear from memory rather than break it open.”

Turkey To Establish 8 Military Bases In Syria’s Idlib Provincehttps://southfront.org/turkey-establish-8-military-bases-syrias-idlib-province/ – “The Taftanaz Air Base and the Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase [Syrian Government facilities in Idlib province] are also two separate points that the TAF uses,” the daily writes… According to the daily, the Syrian Arab Army’s largest garrison in the vicinity of the Deif region is now controlled by Turkish forces.”

Police arrest dozens in mass East Jerusalem raid – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/police-arrest-dozens-in-mass-east-jerusalem-raid/ – “Police arrested 51 people suspected of taking part in violent demonstrations in the Issawiya neighborhood of the capital, in sweeping raids early Monday morning involving hundreds of officers and helicopter support, police said… In addition to the arrests, police also inspected the licenses of local businesses during the overnight raids to check that they were up to date and ensured that people sentenced to house arrest were complying with court orders.”

176 new homes set for approval in Jewish enclave in East Jerusalem – Planning committee to meet Wednesday to okay tripling size of Nof Zion, located inside Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber – by TOI staff and Jacob Magid – https://www.timesofisrael.com/176-new-homes-set-for-approval-in-jewish-enclave-in-east-jerusalem/

from the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Cops draw flack for marking ultra-Orthodox protesters arms with numbers – Critics say police acted like Nazis branding concentration camp inmates; cops say detainees refused to identify themselves – https://www.timesofisrael.com/cops-draw-flack-for-marking-ultra-orthodox-protesters-arms-with-numbers/Comment: I don’t think this was “accidental,” but a deliberate policy to drive divisiveness.

Missing Las Vegas Shooting Witness Shot Dead Outside Church – by Jay Greenberg – http://www.nnettle.com/news/2976-missing-las-vegas-shooting-witness-shot-dead-outside-church – “Chad Nishimura was a valet worker from the Mandalay Bay hotel, who parked the suspected Las Vegas shooting gunman’s car, and gave an interview saying Stephen Paddock was a “normal guy” who “didn’t have many bags”. Nishimura gave a statement to ABC affiliate, KITV4 News, but the article was later pulled from the network’s website. After his account was published, Nishimura disappeared and all of his social media accounts were deleted with his friends and coworkers saying he was “totally unreachable”… Members of the Iglesia La Luz del Mundo church say they heard a gunshot and ran outside to find Chad Nishimura laying on the ground next to a car and immediately called 9/11.

Actor Corey Feldman Arrested After Speaking Out About Hollywood Pedophiles – Arrest comes after tweeting he was “working on a plan” to expose pedophiles – https://www.infowars.com/actor-corey-feldman-arrested-after-speaking-out-about-hollywood-pedophiles/

 

Web Research Links for the Week of 10/16/17

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Syrian Forces Launched Anti-Aircraft Missile Against Israeli Warplane. IDF Destroyed Syrian S-200 Batteryhttps://southfront.org/syrian-forces-launched-anti-aircraft-missile-against-israeli-warplane-idf-destroyed-syrian-s-200-battery/ – “The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said in a statement that at 8: 51 am on Monday Israeli warplanes violated Syria’s airspace on the border with Lebanon in Baalbek area, to which ‘our air defenses responded and directly hit one of the jets, forcing [the enemy] to retreat.’.. The Command’s statement also said that the Israeli enemy fired at 11: 38 am a number of missiles from inside the occupied territories that hit a Syrian army position in the countryside of Damascus, resulting in material damage.”

PM to Russian defense minister: Israel won’t allow Iranian presence in Syriahttps://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-to-russian-defense-minister-israel-wont-allow-iranian-presence-in-syria/ – In order to avoid friction and accidental conflict, for the past two years Israel and Russia have coordinated their military efforts in Syria… Israeli officials do not generally discuss the full extent of that coordination, but they stress that the Israeli military does not seek Russian permission before carrying out operations.”

How and Why CA Fires Were DEW Created (22 min):

NorCAL Torch Fires; How the Firestorms Were Created (30 min):

Iraqi Kurdistan Leadership Reach Deal With Baghdad: Kurdish Forces To Retreat To 2003 Borders – Mediahttps://southfront.org/iraqi-kurdistan-leadership-reach-deal-with-baghdad-kurdish-forces-to-retreat-to-2003-borders/ – “Earlier this week, the Iraqi Army and its allies took back Kirkuk city, the nearby K1 military airbase, the city’s airport and the nearby oil fields. Then, government forces establsihed control over the city of Sinjar and some other villages and towns including the Rabia border crossing with Syria… However, if Sky News Arabia’s report is confirmed, the Peshmerga will handover a large area to the Federal Government, that it had seized during the war with ISIS.”

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says – by John Solomon and Alison Spann – http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355937-fbi-informant-blocked-from-telling-congress-about-russia-nuclear – “Toensing (the lawyer) said she also possesses memos that recount how the Justice Department last year threatened her client when he attempted to file a lawsuit that could have drawn attention to the Russian corruption during the 2016 presidential race as well as helped him recover some of the money Russians stole from him through kickbacks during the FBI probe… The undercover client witnessed ‘a lot of bribery going on around the U.S.’ but was asked by the FBI to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents him from revealing what he knows to Congress, Toensing explained.”

Syrian Government Forces Drive ISIS Out From More Areas In Deir Ezzor Countryside (Map)https://southfront.org/syrian-government-forces-drive-isis-out-from-more-areas-in-deir-ezzor-countryside-map/ – “Separately, reports are circulating that the SAA Tiger Forces have crossed the Euphrates near Mayadin city, captured Dabyan and Ruqayb and entered the nearby village of Tybian. This advance, if confirmed, is likely linked with the expected government push towards the Omar oil fields.”

Al-Qaeda-Linked “Opposition” Hands Over Wadi Deif Military Base To Turkish Army In Syria’s Idlib Province https://southfront.org/al-qaeda-linked-opposition-hands-wadi-deif-military-base-turkish-army-syrias-idlib-province/ – “The Wadi Deif military base is located near the town of Maarrat al-Numan in the southern countryside of Idlib. If this is not a temporary development and Turkish forces install an observation post or a military garrison there, this will confirm that the internationally recognized terrorist group – Hayat Tahrir al-Sham – and the Turkish government has officially reached a deal over the Syrian province of Idlib.”

CIA urges POTUS Trump to delay release of 3,000 never-before-seen documents on assassination of John F. Kennedyhttp://theduran.com/cia-urges-potus-trump-to-delay-release-of-3000-never-before-seen-documents-on-assassination-of-john-f-kennedy/ – “Roger Stone said in a post on his website: ‘They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.’ ”

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists – by Josef Federman – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-finds-a-welcome-audience-with-christian-journalists/ – “The government this week is hosting a first-of-its-kind summit for Christian journalists, featuring softball questions, mutual admiration and a welcome respite for embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His outreach to evangelical leaders reflects striking tactical parallels to his close ally and fellow media basher, US President Donald Trump.”

from the Danger-Danger-Will-Robinson Desk: U.S. Says Syrian Government Will Never Have Foothold In Raqqa, Acccuses Damascus & Allies Of Hindering Efforts To Liberate Cityhttps://southfront.org/us-says-syrian-government-will-never-have-foothold-in-raqqa-acccuses-damascus-allies-of-hindering-efforts-to-liberate-city/ – On October 18, the US Special Envoy for the US-led coalition Brett McGurk said during a meeting with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Raqqa Civil Council that the “Syrian regime will never have a foothold in Raqqa”, according to a report of the SDF official website… …after the end of Raqqa battle, the SDF will be able to redeploy a big force from Raqqa city to the front lines in Deir Ezzor countryside… With the help of the US-led coalition, the SDF will likely advance towards the strategic Omar oil fields. At the same time, the SAA also seeks to capture these oil fields. So, tensions between the SAA and the SDF may grow further.

“The Lobby” British Style – An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups – by Philip Giraldi – https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-lobby-british-style/ – “And Israeli interference in U.S. government and elections is also a given. Endorsement of Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election by the Netanyahu government was more-or-less carried out in the open. And ask Congressmen like Paul Findley, Pete McCloskey, William Fulbright, Charles Percy and, most recently, Cynthia McKinney, what happens to your career when you appear to be critical of Israel. And the point is that while Israel calls the shots in terms of what it wants, it is a cabal of diaspora American Jews who actually pull the trigger. With that in mind, it will be very interesting to watch the al-Jazeera documentary on The Lobby in America.”

Escape from Raqqa: how my three-year ordeal in the Isis stronghold ended – I had vowed not to leave the Syrian city until the hated black flags came down. Then a chance encounter set me on an unintended path fraught with danger – by Tim Ramadan – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/19/escape-from-raqqa-isis-syria

Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/trump-killed-civilians-illegal-drone-strikes-9-months-obama-8-years.html

Directed Energy Weapons Over California with Elana Freeland (52 min)

Germany Signs Off on Deal to Send Israel Three Advanced Subs – Reports – https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201710211058421054-germany-deal-send-isreal-subs/ – “Dolphin-class subs ‘are the best conventional submarines in the world,’ an Israeli Defense Force official identified only as Maj. Y. told the World Tribune in 2013. The diesel-electric vessels are a “spy tool,” the official said. ‘During times of war, submarines are one of the most far-reaching instruments in the Israeli Defense Forces. You do not know where it is and do not know where it will sink you.’ ”

Texas town: No hurricane relief for Israel boycotters – To receive assistance, Dickinson applicants must declare they do not participate in divestment efforts from the Jewish state – https://www.timesofisrael.com/texas-town-no-hurricane-relief-for-israel-boycotters/ – “Because our application also functions as a contract, it was included in there,” Milward told JTA on Friday. “We’re not checking up on that. Our city secretary is not digging into anyone’s background. We’re not running background checks or anything like that. They’re attesting that they’re not boycotting, and we’re accepting that based on good faith.

IDF strikes 3 Syrian artillery targets after stray shells hit the Golan – Warning it will step up response, army retaliates for 5 projectiles that hit open ground, set off alarms; Syria claims Israel arranged the cross-border fire – https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-strikes-3-syrian-military-cannons-in-response-to-projectile-fire/ – “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents, and considers the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory,” the statement concluded… After the IDF strike, Syria asserted that Israel had arranged for rebels to fire across the border, in order to justify an Israeli response. The Syrian army said in a statement that the attack was proof of Israel’s ‘cooperation with terrorist organizations in the region,” and warned the Jewish state that it would retaliate for any “aggressive actions.’ ”

Putin Slams US: “The Biggest Mistake Russia Ever Made Was To Trust You” – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-20/putin-slams-us-biggest-mistake-russia-ever-made-was-trust-you – “Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet formally declared his intention to seek another term as leader of Russia, but many observers noted that a sweeping speech he gave at the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi this week served as a template for his campaign ahead of the March election… The speech’s overarching theme was to burnish Putin’s accomplishments as the man who restored “power and respect” to Russia. But in doing so, he heaped abuse on the US and its western allies, accusing them of selectively adhering to international law, and of taking advantage of Russia during the 1990s when the country was struggling to rebuild following the collapse of the Soviet Union…”

Nanochips and Smart Dust: The Dangerous New Face of the Human Microchipping Agenda – by Makia Freeman – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/nanochips-smart-dust-dangerous-new-face-human-microchipping-agenda.html – “Project MKUltra was at its height 60+ years ago, and things have moved on a lot since then. We are now entering an era where technological advancements are giving the NWO conspirators influence over a new realm – control of the emotions, or more accurately, control over the entire mind-emotion nexus in the human body. I am talking about microchips, tiny electronic devices which can be embedded under your skin., and which receive and transmit information. Although microchips have been around awhile, they are now outdated. What we are facing is something much tinier than a microchip, and therefore more of a threat: nanochips and smart dust.”

Former FEC Chair Wants Law To Charge Readers Who Spread Fake News With Libel – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/former-fec-chair-wants-law-to-charge-readers-who-spread-fake-news-with-libel.html – In their proposal, they wrote, ‘after a social media user clicks ‘share’ on a disputed item (if the platforms do not remove them and only label them as disputed), government can require that the user be reminded of the definition of libel against a public figure. Libel of public figures requires ‘actual malice,’ defined as knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard for the truth. Sharing an item that has been flagged as untrue might trigger liability under libel laws.’ ”

Israel Asks For Air Corridor To Provide Assistance To Iraqi Kurdistan In Its Standoff Against Federal Government – Reportshttps://southfront.org/israel-asks-for-air-corridor-to-provide-assistance-to-iraqi-kurdistan-in-its-standoff-against-federal-government-reports/ – “In the near future, Israel will likely continue its media, diplomatic and other efforts to prevent the stabilization in Syria and Iraq after ISIS is defeated.”

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Use German-Donated MILAN Missiles To Destroy Iraqi Equipmenthttps://southfront.org/kurdish-peshmerga-forces-use-gemran-donated-milan-missiles-to-destroy-iraqi-equipment/ – “While denying they had used weapons intended solely for the war against ISIS, the Peshmerga statement wondered about the use of American weapons and tanks against their forces by the Iraqi army and Hashd.”

US-backed Forces Prepare To Establish Idlib Military Council To Fight Turkish Army In Provincehttps://southfront.org/us-backed-forces-prepare-to-establish-idlib-military-council-to-fight-turkish-army-in-province/ – “On Sunday, Abu Amar al-Idlibi the commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) group “Northern Democratic Brigade” said in an interview with the Kurdish Ronahi news website that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and his group are preparing to announce the formation of the Idlib Military Council. The Northern Democratic Brigade is one of the few FSA groups within the SDF… In the interview, Abu Amar accused the Turkish Army of occupying the Syrian territories. Moreover, he said that the main aim of the ongoing Turkish Army operation west of Afrin city in the northern Aleppo countryside is to besiege the city.”

Anti-Russia ‘Propaganda’ Group (PropOrNot) Urges Reporter To Drop Story On Cia Arming Syrian Rebelshttps://www.rt.com/usa/407256-propornot-tweet-buzzfeed-foia-syria-rebels/ – “In response, PropOrNot pleaded with Leopold not to file the lawsuit, saying that it “doesn’t help.”.. ‘Ofc we supported Syrian moderates/democrats. We should have done it more. Please don’t muddy waters!’ the group tweeted… When pressed about their response, PropOrNot said that they didn’t want the information to be obtained by Buzzfeed, because it would be disseminated to ‘regimes at war [with] us.’ ”

Eye-Opening Survey Shows No.1 Fear for US Citizens is Government, NOT Terrorism – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/eye-opening-survey-shows-no-1-fear-us-citizens-government-not-terrorism.html – “The survey was conducted by Chapman University and it serves to back up the point that while Americans claim to live in the Land of the Free, deep down, they realize they are living in a corrupt oligarchy.”

UAE Was Planning To Invide Qatar Using Rebranded ‘Blackwater’ Mercenarieshttps://southfront.org/uae-planning-invide-qatar-using-rebranded-blackwater-mercenaries/ – “The UAE allegedly started preparing this operation even before Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt started their diplomatic campaign against Qatar and imposed sanctions on the country accusing it of supporting “extremism”… The UAE reportedly failed to implement its plan because US President Donald Trump rejected it when it was submited for consideration to him.(emphasis added) Comment: If this is true, it would be another big point in Trump’s favor.

Landmark Study Shows Psychedelics Far More Effective at Reducing Crime Than Police – by Justin Gardner – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/landmark-study-shows-psychedelics-far-effective-reducing-crime-police.html – “Last December, pioneering clinical trials found that magic mushrooms heal mental illness like a “surgical intervention.” Advanced cancer patients have “experienced immediate and dramatic reductions in anxiety and depression, improvements that were sustained for at least six months.” Psychedelics can treat addiction, ADHD and PTSD, and can replace years of depression therapy. Alongside medical cannabis, psychedelics can arguably solve the opioid epidemic… Now, research is showing the positive effects of psychedelic use on social dynamics—by reducing criminal behavior. Researchers surveyed 480,000 people to produce some eye-opening results.”

 

 

 

Web Research Links for the Week of 10/9/17

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Syrian Army Makes Rapid Advance Towards Siyasiyah Bridge, Further Tightens Sieges On ISIS Units In Northern Deir Ezzorhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-makes-rapid-advance-towards-siyasiyah-bridge-further-tightens-sieges-on-isis-units-in-northern-deir-ezzor/ – “The SAA and its allies took full control over Hatla al-Sharqiyah village and pushed towards the Siyasiyah bridge on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. If government forces secure the bridge area, they will further tighten the siege on ISIS units in the northern part of Deir Ezzor city… Controlling the Siyasiyah bridge area, the SAA will be able to cut off a notable part of the supplies to the terrorists inside the city.”

ESSENTIAL Article!: Judaism, Zionism and Conflation – by Gilad Atzmon – http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/10/9/judaism-zionism-and-conflation – “Diaspora Jews have developed different tactics to deal with their identity crises. Contemporary Jewish identity is shaped like a tri-polar magnetic field in which one pole is religion, another is race and the third is politics.” – Note: Jewish identity is an issue whose time has come!

Security Force Assistance Brigades: US Creates New Foreign Policy Tool – by Andrei Akulov – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/10/08/security-force-assistance-brigades-us-creates-new-foreign-policy-tool.html – “New ideas always give new hopes. Until now, US international training has proven to be ineffective. An Open Society Foundations report says the United States has spent more than $250 billion training foreign military and police personnel. According to The Intercept, Washington provides funds for a ‘vast constellation of global training exercises, operations, facilities, and schools — a shadowy network of US programs that every year provides instruction and assistance to approximately 200,000 foreign soldiers, police, and other personnel.’ Training takes place ‘at no fewer than 471 locations in 120 countries — on every continent but Antarctica — involving, on the US side, 150 defense agencies, civilian agencies, armed forces colleges, defense training centers, military units, private companies, and NGOs, as well as the National Guard forces of five states.’ ”

60 GeoEngineered Fire Storms in Northern California Out of Nowhere (7 min)

Newly Passed Law Will Jail Parents if Their Kids are Caught Bullying – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/newly-passed-law-will-jail-parents-kids-caught-bullying.html – “Members of the North Tonawanda Common Council hope the new law will put a stop to bullying by holding parents accountable for their children’s actions. Parents could be fined $250 and sentenced to 15 days in jail if twice in a 90-day period their child under 18 violates the city’s curfew or any other city law, including bullying.”

NATO Launches New Black Sea Force to Target Russia – NATO’s “Black Sea Force” includes resources from 10 different nations including 900 Americans – by Jason Ditz – http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/nato-launches-new-black-sea-force-target-russia/ri21216

DO NOT MISS: James Corbett – Why Big Oil Conquered The World (113 min)

US-led Coalition Is Going To Allow ISIS Terrorists To Redeploy From Raqqah To Deir Ezzor – Reportshttps://southfront.org/us-led-coalition-is-going-to-allow-isis-terrorists-to-redeploy-from-raqqah-to-deir-ezzor-reports/ – “According to reports, ISIS units would be allowed to withdraw to Deir Ezzor province where they help their counterparts fighting Syrian government forces… Previously, the SDF and the US-led coalition allowed ISIS units to withdraw freely from the towns of Manbij and Taqbqa. According to some pro-government experts, allowing ISIS to withdraw the coalition will achieve two goals: 1) declare the “liberation” of Raqqah; 2) to slow down government forces advance towards the border with Iraq in the province of Deir Ezzor.”

Al Jazeera planted undercover reporter in US pro-Israel groups – by Daniel K. Eisenbud – http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Al-Jazeera-planted-undercover-reporter-in-US-pro-Israel-groups-507138 – “The admission, made Monday by the network’s head of investigative reporting, Clayton Swisher, dovetails with a ruling by a British government regulatory agency, Ofcom, rejecting complaints against an earlier Al Jazeera documentary which exposed an Israeli Embassy official attempting to influence British lawmakers… Al Jazeera’s reporting led to the January resignation of Shai Masot, a senior Israeli political official in London caught on camera claiming he would like to “take down” British lawmakers seen as hostile to Israel.”

Report: FBI Wipes Phones and Laptops of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses – by Paul Joseph Watson – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/report-fbi-wipes-phones-and-laptops-of-las-vegas-massacre-eyewitnesses_10122017

Michael Lesher’s Quantum Leap – by  Gilad Atzmon – http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2017/10/10/michael-leshers-quantum-leap – “Lesher claims to have had enough of “advocates for Palestinians that read like pages torn from an old copy of Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” He is “fed up with the anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.” However an examination of what Lesher considers to be ‘anti Jewish theories’ points to some intense magnetic activity in Lesher’s Trinity field.”

Santa Rosa & Northern CA Fires DEFY THE LAWS of PHYSICS (Where’d the houses go??) (22 min)

Norman Finkelstein was arrested last night. He is out on bail.http://normanfinkelstein.com/2017/10/10/norman-finkelstein-is-arrested-again-he-is-now-in-east-meadow-jail-in-new-york/ – “It seems American Law’s propensity for lawlessness is limitless. The Long Island Police came to Norman’s house last night, beat him up mercilessly and then shoved him inside a jail cell. All because he dared challenge the mafiosi duo Michael Chetkof and Allyson Burger. All because he brooks no injustice, and is loath to see the life of a dear friend destroyed before his very eyes.”

AFP Says Iraq Starts Of Operation To Retake Kirkuk From Kurdish Peshmerga. Iraqi Military Denieshttps://southfront.org/afp-says-iraq-starts-of-operation-to-retake-kirkuk-from-kurdish-peshmerga-iraqi-military-denies/ – ” ‘Iraqi armed force are advancing to retake their military positions that were taken over during the events of June 2014,’ the general reportedly told AFP by telephone, asking not to be identified.”

Kirkuk residents anxious as Iraq forces, Kurds mobilizehttp://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/157587-171013-kurds-deploy-troops-to-defend-against-iraqi-threats-against-oil-rich-province – “There are disputed reports about whether the target of the operation is the peshmerga or Islamic State… A rush of anxiety is spreading across Kirkuk city where residents fear a showdown between Kurdish fighters and Iraqi troops who are massing in the surrounding disputed oil province as tensions soar after an independence vote last month.”

New Branch Of Al-Qaeda Appears In Syria’s Idlib Provincehttps://southfront.org/new-branch-of-al-qaeda-appears-in-syrias-idlib-province/ – “The report claims that the name of the new al-Qaeda – affiliated group is ‘Ansar Al-Furqan Fi Bilad al-Sham’. According to Al Quds Al Arabi, the leader of the new group is Osama bin Laden’s Son, Hamza bin Laden… The aim of the new group is to establish an Islamic State. Both Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and ISIS share the aim.” (emphasis added)

Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel’s Borderhttps://southfront.org/israeli-tv-shows-footage-isis-training-camp-israels-border/ – “With Israeli media now widely reporting the Islamic State’s presence along Israel’s border we wonder why such a clear and documented fact isn’t cause for bigger outrage. Though Israel’s Channel 2 bombshell report aired earlier this week, there’s been resounding silence in international press. ISIS is camping out along Israel’s border, yet all we hear about is the supposed “Iranian threat” to Israel’s existence.”

Syrian Army Encircled ISIS In Mayadin and Deir Ezzor (Overview)https://southfront.org/syrian-army-encircled-isis-in-mayadin-and-deir-ezzor/

Swedish Dentist Reveals 80% of Migrant ‘Children’ Are Actually Adults – Is Fired and Now May Lose Home – by Jim Hoft – http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/swedish-dentist-reveals-80-migrant-children-actually-adults-fired-now-may-lose-home/ – ” ‘I would probably appreciate that up to 80% of them were obviously adults. This can be seen, for example, on wisdom teeth that were fully grown – something that is only seen in adults,’ Bernt says… ‘The suspicions must be reported.’ ”

The Las Vegas Mass Shooting – More to the Story Than We’ve Been Told – by Shawn Helton – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/10/12/mandalay-bay-mass-shooting-theres-more-to-the-story-than-weve-been-told/Comment: Long and comprehensive article by Helton, covering many aspects of this enigmatic event

California Allows Fully Autonomous (No Driver Present) Vehicle Tests – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-13/california-allows-fully-autonomous-no-driver-present-vehicle-tests – “The California Department of Motor Vehicles is changing its rules to allow companies to test autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel – and to let the public use autonomous vehicles… The DMV released a revised version of its regulations and has started a 15-day public comment period, ending October 25, 2017… ‘We are excited to take the next step in furthering the development of this potentially life-saving technology in California,’ the state’s Transportation Secretary, Brian Kelly, said in a statement.”

 

Web Research Links for the Week of 10/2/17

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Neighbour of alleged Vegas gunman thinks he was not behind the deadly crime – Rick, who claims to have lived next door to Stephen Paddock months before his alleged killing spree, did not notice any signs of criminality or anything out of the ordinary about his neighbour – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/neighbour-alleged-vegas-gunman-thinks-not-behind-deadly-crime/ – “The man who introduced himself as Rick, phoned The Savage Nation radio show and told Michael Savage that the mainstream media narrative about Paddock does not add up. He further stated that the accused killer had no strong political views nor any noteworthy religious affiliation.”

YouTube Bans SYRIANGIRL’s Video About Her Facebook Ban – for ‘Hate Speech’https://southfront.org/youtube-bans-syriangirls-video-facebook-ban-hate-speech/ – “Dear Mark Zuckerberg and whichever faceless Orks run Youtube, – some friendly advice – this thing is going to go nuclear if you two don’t wise up and back down. SYRIANGIRL is too well-known, liked, and respected by too many important people for this not to blow up into a major stink. She speaks at top level conferences, has been on all manner of TV – in her native Australia, to RT, to Alex Jones, and many others. A lot of big people will pile on. This will blow up in your faces unless you backpedal quickly.”

Israeli Defense Minister Complains “Assad Is Winning” In Syriahttps://southfront.org/israeli-defense-minister-complains-assad-is-winning-in-syria/ – ” ‘I see a long international queue lining up to woo Assad, include Western nations, including moderate Sunnis. Suddenly everyone wants to get close to Assad. This is unprecedented. Because Assad is winning, everyone is standing in line,’ the minister (the heinous Avigdor Lieberman) said adding that the situation is ‘one of the greatest absurdities.’ ” – Comment: Help Us, Mr. HaShem!

“Putin Is The New Master Of The Middle East” – by Tyler Durden – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-03/bloomberg-putin-new-master-middle-east – “Relishing its newly-found power broker position, Russia also rejected a U.S. demand to make the Euphrates river a dividing line between Syrian government troops and U.S.-supported forces in eastern Syria. This led to a race to capture territory from retreating Islamic State fighters in a strategic and oil-rich border region, and is currently manifesting itself in the scramble to control Deir Ezzor.”

From the Sarcasm-Is-The-Weapon Desk: Five MORE things that don’t add up about the Las Vegas massacre… Where is all the expended brass? – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-03-five-more-things-dont-add-up-las-vegas-massacre-expended-brass.html – “I’m not trying to diss the cops here. As you know, I’m an advocate of honest, local police, and it’s clear that the beat cops did a fantastic job helping people seek cover on the ground below. But I do have an issue with the 72-minute response time during a full-auto machine gun spree in a city where there are dozens of cops within a one-mile radius.”

Plastomics is growing the next generation of crops with agtech – by Christine McGuigan – http://siliconprairienews.com/2017/10/plastomics-growing-next-generation-crops-agtech/ – “Chloroplast traits are inherited only through seed, which simplifies breeding and eliminates trait escape via pollen, a key stewardship issue for certain crops. Plastomics’ chloroplast engineering platform is a fast, efficient and more predictable way to introduce multiple traits into important crops that can also reduce time to market… ‘One of the reasons that we have chosen to set up a company around this platform technology is that the technology has never been developed as an industrialized platform for commercial use in crops,’ said Berberich. ‘No one has been successful in setting this platform up for crops like corn, sorghum and wheat. No one has been able to engineer the chloroplasts in these crops except for [our] founder.’ ” – Comment: Danger, Danger Will Robinson…

Christiana Figueres: Corporate leadership on climate change set to hit critical masshttps://www.edie.net/news/9/Christiana-Figueres–Corporate-leadership-on-climate-change-set-to-hit-critical-mass/ – “While tangible progress on the climate agenda has been made, albeit rather slowly, the recent narrative around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has not been so positive, as research suggests that many businesses are failing to follow through on their pledged commitments… Two years on from adoption, a UN Global Compact study has found that more than one-third of the 9,000 participating businesses still haven’t set any measurable targets.”

Sheldon Adelson group changes how it’s selling Israel on campus – The Maccabee Task Force is quietly making inroads among college progressives who have been a focus for anti-Israel activity – by Ron Kampeas – https://www.timesofisrael.com/sheldon-adelson-group-changes-how-its-selling-israel-on-campus/ – ” ‘We are very grateful for the really impactful activities to change the conversation about Israel,’ said Sarita Bronstein, the Hillel director at San Jose State University. In 2015, the campus became among the first to pass a student resolution favoring BDS… San Jose was one of 20 campuses where the Maccabee Task Force sent a team of strategists and funders last year. That’s doubled to 40 this year, an official of the group said… Beneficiaries say that what sets the group apart is that it provides cash and tactical advice — but leaves the vision up to the students.”

Bloomberg panics: “Putin has succeeded in making Russia a factor in the Middle East” – Diplomat says: Russia a ‘nimble boxer’ vs musclebound U.S. – by Alex Christoforou – http://theduran.com/bloomberg-panics-putin-has-succeeded-in-making-russia-a-factor-in-the-middle-east/ – ” ‘Putin has succeeded in making Russia a factor in the Middle East. That’s why you see a constant stream of Middle Eastern visitors going to Moscow.’.. Success brings its own problems. As conflicting demands pile up, it’s not easy to send all those visitors home satisfied. ‘The more you try to adopt a position of dealing with all sides, the more you find that it’s hard to play that game,’’ Ross said.” – Comment: Ross doesn’t seem to note that Putin recently totally refused requests from Netanyahu for concessions…

What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria? – Well for one thing: “the military industrial complex could not have dreamed of a better scheme to rob the American people while enriching themselves!” – by Ron Paulhttp://russia-insider.com/en/politics/what-did-washington-achieve-its-six-year-war-syria/ri21128 – “The US is not about to leave on its own. With ISIS all but defeated in Syria, many in Washington are calling for the US military to continue its illegal occupation of parts of the country to protect against Iranian influence!.. Of course before the US military actions in Iraq and Syria there was far less Iranian influence in the region! So US foreign interventionism is producing new problems that can only be solved by more US interventionism?”

How I Got Fired (for Criticizing US Jewish Elites) – by Philip Giraldi – http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/how-i-got-fired-criticizing-us-jewish-elites/ri21132 – “This group of Israel advocates is as responsible as any other body in the United States for the deaths of thousands of Americans and literally millions of mostly Muslim foreigners in unnecessary wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. It has also turned the U.S. into an active accomplice in the brutal suppression of the Palestinians… That they have never expressed any remorse or regret and the fact that the deaths and suffering don’t seem to matter to them are clear indictments of the sheer inhumanity of the positions they embrace… The friends of Israel rule by coercion, intimidation and through fear. If we suffer through a catastrophic war with Iran fought to placate Benjamin Netanyahu many people might begin to ask “Why?”.. But identifying the real cause would involve criticism of what some American Jews have been doing, which is not only fraught with consequences, but is something that also will possibly become illegal thanks to Congressional attempts to criminalize such activity. We Americans will stand by mutely as we begin to wonder what has happened to our country.”

Super Important, DO NOT MISS THIS VIDEO!!!

Eerie Predictions in Vegas… Cui Bono? by TruthStream Media (16 min)

Las Vegas 10/1/17 & The Manipulation of History – (21 min)

Was A Warning Posted To Internet Ahead Of Vegas Shooting? “Don’t Go Anywhere There Are Large Groups Of People… It’s Called A High Incident Project” – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/was-a-warning-posted-to-internet-ahead-of-vegas-shooting-dont-go-anywhere-there-are-large-groups-of-people-its-called-a-high-incident-project_10042017 – “However, the user specifically mentions Las Vegas, large crowds being a target, and of course, the “solutions” that will following, including new security measures in and around Las Vegas, including metal detectors at casinos… Which brings us to the following headlines, which have been hitting the mainstream media Wednesday morning:US staging ‘fatal provocations’ against Russian forces in Syria – Lavrovhttps://www.rt.com/news/405588-lavrov-us-syria-provocations-russia/ – “In some cases, these forces mount allegedly accidental strikes against the Syrian Armed Forces, after which Islamic State [banned in Russia] counterattacks. In other cases, they inspire other terrorists to attack strategic locations over which official Damascus has restored its legitimate authority, or to stage fatal provocations against our military personnel,” Lavrov said.

The creator of ‘The Wire’ says the US needs a basic income due to the ‘death of work’ from automation – by Chris Weller – http://www.businessinsider.com/david-simon-basic-income-necessary-death-of-work-automation-2017-10

Crowds On Demand Recruited Crisis Actors for Las Vegas Event – by Ian Greenhalgh – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/10/04/crowds-on-demand-recruited-crisis-actors-for-las-vegas-event/ – “Crowds on Demand had also placed the same advert on Backstage.com, and as of today, it is still online: https://www.backstage.com/casting/crowds-on-demand-178842/ – Note the wording – “attending a show/concert”:  ● Crowd Member (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 21+  ● your role might involve anything from attending a show/concert to participating in a corporate PR stunt; the number one attribute needed is enthusiasm/energy.”

Las Vegas – Problem, Reaction and Now the Solution – by Isaac Davis – http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/10/04/las-vegas-problem-reaction-now-solution/ – “A renewed push for gun control is to be expected after an event like this, but in the case of Las Vegas, there appears to be another major agenda already in play. This time the emphasis is on increasing security in public places, including the introduction of metal detectors and body scanners in places where the American public would not previously have tolerated… The very day after the shootings, Bloomberg news reported that metal detection was already being used at other hotels in Las Vegas.”

The Epic Saga of a Smart Meter Opt-Out – by Truthstream Media (47 min)

‘Sanctuary State’ Law Signed By Gov. Brown – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial law that limits local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/g8xcm/sanctuary-state-law-signed-by-gov-brown

SIS Mobile Groups Use U.S. At-Tanf Base For Raids Against Syrian Army – Russian Ministry Of Defensehttps://southfront.org/isis-mobile-groups-use-u-s-at-tanf-base-for-raids-against-syrian-army-russian-ministry-of-defense/ – “U.S. forces use refugees living in the Rukban camp in southeast Syria as a human shield, the Russian Defense Ministry has said: ‘Rukban refugees are de facto hostages, effectively a ‘human shield’ for the US base. Think about it, other than by Americans such ‘protection’ barriers are used in Syria only by those who they came here to fight, the terrorists,’ Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Friday.”

Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID – by Ben Algaze – https://www.extremetech.com/internet/256934-post-equifax-hack-time-digital-universal-id – “Given that the Aadhaar system stores physical identification data, as well as a host of demographic information, a major concern is that if it’s compromised, it’s really a single point of failure with disastrous consequences for the myriad services that depend on it. While Aadhaar employs state-of-the-art encryption, usually the compromise to such a system comes from a weaker link–an improperly designed or unaudited mobile or web app, or a phishing scam that steals a credential from someone with wide access to the system.”

From the Problem-Reaction-Solution Desk: US hotels mull bolstering security after Las Vegas shooting
– They can look to hotels like Israel’s King David that reportedly uses infrared cameras, bomb-searching robots in sewers and aircon that can thwart a poison gas attack – by Kelvin Chan and David Koenig – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-hotels-mull-bolstering-security-after-las-vegas-shooting/

Saudi FM offers thinly veiled criticism of US during press conference with Sergey Lavrov – The context of Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir’s criticism of American style foreign meddling is a clear sign that even a country like Saudi Arabia seeks to diversify its geo-economic and hence, geo-political portfolio -by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/saudi-fm-offers-thinly-veiled-criticism-of-us-during-press-conference-with-sergey-lavrov/

REVEALED: FBI Aided, Abetted ‘ISIS’ Terrorist Attack at ‘Mohammed Cartoon Event’ in Garland, Texas – from the Daily Shooter – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/10/06/fbi-aided-abetted-isis-terrorist-attack-mohammed-cartoon-event-garland-texas/ – “According to a new legal case filed against the FBI, court filings have revealed how the agency allowed an alleged ‘home grown’ ISIS attack to take place in Garland, Texas on May 4, 2015. International criminal lawyer Jennifer Breedon shows the FBI was complicit in the attack, and even enticed the two terrorists to carry out the attack, and where agents had ‘pretended to be ISIS’ in order to keep their entrapment operation going… On the surface this is a clear case of entrapment by the FBI, but upon deeper examination it’s now clear that the FBI seems to have aided and abetted a terrorist attack on US soil.” (emphasis added)

Head of Syrian Al-Qaeda Slips Into Coma After Russian Aircraft Strike — Defense Ministry – Days ago Russians said they had gravely wounded al-Julani and that his arm had been amputated – http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/head-syrian-al-qaeda-slips-coma-after-russian-aircraft-strike-defense-ministry/ri21189 – ” ‘Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces has destroyed the largest underground arsenal of Jabhat al-Nusra (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, a terror organization outlawed in Russia) near the community of Abu al-Duhur where terrorists stored more than 1,000 tonnes of ammunition for tube and missile artillery,’ Konashenkov said.”

Under-Siege Maduro Asks Russia, China to Help Him Strike Back Against the Dollar – He’ll sell his oil for remnibi and rubles but wants entire OPEC to follow – http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/under-siege-maduro-asks-russia-china-help-him-strike-back-against-dollar/ri21164 – “Maduro also insisted that Venezuela is dealing with its debt to Russia, currently in the billions, and that Rosneft’s deal with Venezuelan state oil producer PDVSA is “subject to negotiation.” “We fulfill all the obligations to Russia. If we get more favorable terms for restructuring the debt, this will be the result of a deal between the two governments,” said Maduro. It was unclear how Putin felt toward said proposal.”

Has The Israel Lobby Destroyed Americans’ First Amendment Rights? – by Paul Craig Roberts – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47956.htm – “Americans should think about the fact that Israel is the only country on earth that it is impermissible to criticize. Anyone who criticizes Israeli policy, especially toward the Palestinians, or remarks on Israel’s influence, is branded an “anti-semite.” Even mild critics who are trying to steer Israel away from making mistakes, such as former President Jimmy Carter, are branded “anti-semites.”.. The Israel Lobby’s purpose in labeling a critic an “anti-semite” is to discredit the criticism as an expression of dislike or hatred of Jews. In other words, the criticism is presented as merely an expression of the person’s aversion to Jewishness. A persistent critic is likely to be charged with trying to incite a new holocaust.”

Syria – Russia Issues Third Warning Against U.S. Cooperation With Terroristshttp://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/10/syria-russia-issues-third-warning-against-us-cooperation-with-terrorists.html#more – “There have now been three significant incidents against the Russian-Syrian alliance in which, according to Russia, U.S. malignancy played a role. Each time Russian officials warned of consequences. To some extend the U.S. hostility is incited by Israeli nagging. But the record shows that CentCom, the U.S. military command in the Middle East, is overtly aggressive and not always following Washington’s line. It is high time for the White House to get the situation under control.”

The Mystery of the Russia-gate Puppies – by Robert Parry – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47958.htm – “Yes, I know that some Democrats are still hoping against hope that they can ride Russia-gate all the way to Trump’s impeachment and get him ridden out of Washington D.C. on a rail, but the political risk to Democrats is that they will harden the animosity that many in the white working class already feel toward the party… That could do more to strengthen Trump’s appeal to these voters than to weaken him, while hollowing out Democratic support among millions of peace voters who may simply declare a plague on both parties.”

Britain Moves To Criminalize Reading Extremist Material On The Internet – by Jonathan Turley – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47964.htm – “What is particularly striking is that this new law seeks to create a new normal in a society already desensitized to government controls and speech crimes. There is no pretense left in this campaign — just a smiling face rallying people to the cause of thought control.”

Iran’s Jews on life inside Israel’s ‘enemy state’: ‘We feel secure and happy’ – by Kim Sengupta – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/irans-jews-on-life-inside-israels-enemy-state-we-feel-secure-and-happy-a6934931.html

WARNING: There Is Going to be an Attempted Communist Revolution on Nov. 4 – by Daisy Luther – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/warning-there-is-going-to-be-an-attempted-communist-revolution-on-nov-4_10052017 – “Oh, wait – I forgot to tell you – they have a draft of a constitution with which they want to replace the governing document of America. It’s called, ‘The Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America.’.. The New Socialist Republic in North America is, like all states, a form of dictatorshipthe dictatorship of the proletariat–which means that, in its essential character and its basic principles, structures, institutions and political processes, it must give expression to and serve the fundamental interests of the proletariat, a class whose exploitation is the engine of the accumulation of capitalist wealth and the functioning of capitalist society and whose emancipation from its exploited condition can only be brought about through the communist revolution, with its goal of abolishing all relations of exploitation and oppression and achieving the emancipation of humanity as a whole….one of the principal aims is to eliminate the ownership of private capital and the resultant relations of exploitation in the form of wage labor; and while, for a fairly long period of time, it will be necessary for people employed in enterprises and other units of the socialist economy to receive remuneration–and to meet their various personal needs, to a significant degree–through the medium of money, it will be possible, and will be the orientation, to eliminate, in a much shorter period of time, conditions and situations in which individuals are forced to work for other individuals who own private capital. Accordingly, the private ownership of means of production and other capital, and the hiring of wage labor by owners of private capital, shall be prohibited. (source) (emphasis added by author of article) – Note: Also, BTW, Media independent of the (communist) government will require a license to operate. Sounds good…

9/11 Gave Us the Police State With the “Patriot” Act, After Vegas Get Ready for “USA Liberty” Act – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/911-gave-us-police-state-patriot-act-vegas-get-ready-usa-liberty-act.html

Google Clips (Their slick new $250 camera) Automatically Identifies Everyone Including Your Pets – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/10/google-clips-automatically-identifies-everyone-including-pets.html – “Google Clips tells users to download their pictures to Google Photos, which gives Google permission to modify your pictures, make compilation videos of them and much more… Once a user has downloaded their pictures to Google Photos, they can kiss their privacy goodbye as their Terms of Service states: ‘When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works…’ (Source)

From the Honest-Injun Desk: ‘We’re not heroes, we’re just soldiers’: British troops who were partying in Las Vegas tell how they raced from Hooters Hotel to help gun massacre victims – by Paddy Dinham & Larisa Brown – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4954942/British-troops-rushed-save-Las-Vegas-massacre-victims.html –  “● Six troopers from the Queen’s Dragoon Guards were in Las Vegas on Sunday  ● Ross Woodward tried to save a man shot in the back and held his hand as he died  ● He also prepared makeshift tourniquets and helped a woman in a wheelchair  ● Stuart Finlay saved the life of a woman who had also been hit on her lower back  ● Chris May identified himself to policemen and was tasked with helping the FBI  ● Dean Priestley, James Astbury and Zak Davidson also helped the wounded”

Mandalay Bay CEO Gave Money To Terror Groups, Sold Millions In Shares – Weeks Before Attack! – http://thenewyorknewsday.com/2017/10/08/mandalay-bay-ceo-gave-money-to-terror-groups-sold-millions-in-shares-weeks-before-attack/ – “The CEO of Mandalay Bay, James Murren, has donated millions to organizations tied to Islamic terrorism, and it has now been revealed that he sold off most of his company shares in the weeks leading up to the Las Vegas shooting.”

Web Research Links for the Week of 9/25/17

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

The US proxy war against Russia in Syria is not being fought so much as it is being lost – How will the US respond to its inevitable loss in Syria? – by Adam Garrie – http://theduran.com/the-us-proxy-war-against-russia-in-syria-is-not-being-fought-so-much-as-it-is-being-lost/ – “Nor is it a coincidence that it is becoming increasingly apparent that mutual enemies of both Syria and Russia were responsible for leaking information to ISIS which resulted in the targeted killing of the martyred Russian officer Valery Asapov… While Russia has never deliberately targeted US proxies apart from jihadist groups, now it seems that all US proxies, including jihadist groups are systematically targeting Syrian and Russian troops. This is all the more apparent when one understands that Raqqa has been partly abandoned by the US and SDF in order to move troops and supplies to Deir ez-Zor.”

Because Police Broke the Law, a 77yo Man Will Likely Die in Prison for Growing Cannabis – by Jay Syrmopoulos – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/police-broke-law-77yo-man-will-likely-die-prison-growing-cannabis.html – “The problem with this initial contact by the detectives is that White had a closed gate on his driveway — with a posted “No Trespassing” sign… Of course, the detectives claim that the gate was open and they never saw the sign – although two neighbors testified in court, saying they had lived next to White for years, and he NEVER left the gate open… One of the neighbors even testified that he saw officers approach the gate that day, get out of their car, undo the chain and open the gate.”

Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent – South Pacific landmass may have been closer to land level than once thought, providing pathways for animals and plants – by Naaman Zhou – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/zealandia-drilling-reveals-secrets-of-sunken-lost-continent – Comment: Wonder how this may relate to the Expanding Earth theory?

3 Ways the UN Can Keep Cities at the Center of Sustainability Goals – by Peter Calthorpe – https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/united-nations-urban-cities-sustainability-goals – “In the end, UN-Habitat must engage a broad range of groups and garner global attention and support to be successful. While cities are the nexus of many of our most dramatic challenges, they also represent the opportunity to resolve them with cross cutting policies, programs and urban design. In cities, individual actions can have multiple positive outcomes. The UN is the natural institution to lead the effort to create urban environments that are economically robust, environmentally sustainable, and socially just. A reinvigorated UN-Habitat is the means.”

‘All Sections of Syrian Society Should be Treated Equally Under the Syrian Flag’ – by Andrew Korybko and 21Wire – http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/09/27/sections-syrian-society-treated-equally-syrian-flag/ – “Syria must remain for all Syrians, not just for one minority. Voices who oppose this should be discouraged. The Syrian Constitution should continue to resist all ethnocentric religious-based parties. If there is a change to the Syrian constitution, it should be the removal of the word Arab from Syrian Arab Republic. In spite of the fact that the vast majority Syrians speak the Arabic language, the majority of Syrians are historically not ethnically Arab. All sections of Syrian society should be treated equally under the Syrian flag.”

Non-Lethal? Police Tasers Have Killed Over 1,000—Many With Mental Health Problems – by Rachel Blevins – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/non-lethal-police-tasers-killed-1000-many-mentally-ill.html – “In one example, police in Ontario, California, were called to address a disturbance at a home involving an unarmed man with mental health issues. Three officers arrived, and instead of taking the 57-year-old man to the hospital, as his wife requested, a veteran officer hit the man with a taser twice—once directly to the chest—and the man died as a result. Reuters noted that this is not an isolated incident… Ken Wallentine, former chief of law enforcement for the Utah Attorney General, told Reuters that ‘cops have been turned into mental health workers on the street,’ and he fears that ‘some police training and some police practices have allowed the crowding out of persuasion and the Taser has become the default tool.’ ”

From the It-Just-Gets-Deeper-And-Stickier Desk: Top Commander Of US-backed Forces (SDF) Argues They Were Attacked By ISIS From ‘Regime-held Areas’https://southfront.org/top-commander-of-us-backed-forces-argues-they-were-attacked-by-isis-from-regime-held-areas/

Very Dangerous Escalation In Syria – by The Saker – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47907.htm – “The bottom line is that if the Americans think that the Russians and their allies don’t have options they are deeply mistaken. They also should seriously consider the consequence of having US SOF operating in forward positions. The Syrians are closing the distance fast and this might not be the best time to hunt Russian military personnel.”

A Crash Course on the True Causes of “Anti-Semitism” – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/a-crash-course-on-the-true-causes-of-anti-semitism/ – “A couple of crucial caveats here: there are many Jews out there (most, I would say) who are totally unaware of all this. Even “Conservative” and “Reform” synagogues don’t preach that too overtly (though sometimes even they do). This kind of religious racism is mostly taught in Orthodox Yeshivas and, of course, in various Haredi institutions in Israel. For these ignorant Jews any such explanations of the causes of antisemitism in world history are not only offensive (blaming the victim) but also completely unfair (“my family never said any such things!”).”

Conspiracy Of The Mysterious Metal Towers Of New York (2 min)

Russia’s Stand-Off Capability: The 800 Pound Gorilla in Syria – by Andrei Martyanov – http://www.unz.com/article/russia-the-800-pound-gorilla/ – “The Russian military contingent in Syria is not just some military base—it is the force tightly integrated with Russian Armed Forces that have enough reach and capability to make anyone face some extremely unpleasant choices, including the fact that it is Russia, not the US, who controls escalation to a threshold and that can explain a non-stop anti-Russian hysteria in US media since the outcome of the war in Syria became clear. Let us only hope that all described above remains merely speculation and has no basis in real life—if those scenarios do not become reality, it is all for the better.”

If Washington Wants Syria’s Oil, It’s Going to Have to Fight for It – US-backed SDF is trying to seize vital resources that are crucial to the Syria’s survival – by Mike Whitney – http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/if-washington-wants-syrias-oil-its-going-have-fight-it/ri21073 – “For three years ISIS had besieged Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor city and its airport. It had not once managed to successfully attack the Syrian headquarter or to kill high ranking officers. Now, as U.S. proxy forces “advised” by U.S. special forces, have taken position north of Deir Ezzor, “ISIS” suddenly has the intelligence data and precision mortar capabilities to kill a bunch of visiting Russian officers?.. That is not plausible. No one in Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran or Moscow will believe that…” (“Syria – U.S. CentCom Declares War On Russia”, Moon of Alabama)”

Canada Investigates “Climate Change Deniers”http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/canada-investigates-climate-change-deniers/

Russia Releases Photos Showing U.S. Special Forces, SDF, Working In ISIS Territory With No Fear Of Attack – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/russia-releases-photos-showing-us-special-forces-sdf-working-isis-territory-no-fear-of-attack.html

Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote – Government says local force will assume control of polling booths as additional officers are drafted in from Andalucía – by Sam Jones – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/26/spain-deploys-police-to-prevent-catalan-independence-vote-catalonia –  “However, despite the words and actions of the Spanish government, not to mention the deployment of thousands of extra police officers to Catalonia, the regional government is adamant that the referendum cannot be stopped… Catalonia’s regional president, Carles Puigdemont, has accused the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, of acting ‘beyond the limits of a respectable democracy’ in his efforts to prevent the referendum.”

U.S. President Donald Trump Quietly Signs Law To Allow Warrantless Searches In Parts Of VA, DC and MD – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/u-s-president-donald-trump-quietly-signs-law-allow-warrant-less-searches-parts-va-dc-md.html – “Only five Congressman voted against the bill according to U.S. Rep Justin Amash (R-Mich.) while three hundred ninety-nine gave their approval, and 29 didn’t bother to vote at all. Apparently, our elected officials can’t be bothered to stand up for the rights of we the people or the Constitution they swore to protect. After all, the Fourth Amendment doesn’t exist, which protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures or anything. As Amash pointed out, the government will now be able to kick in the doors of any private property surrounding the border of the DC Metro Rail System without needing a warrant based on any probable cause.”

Geoengineering Satanic Signs In The Sky (5 min)

Damascus urges UN to stop US-led coalition ‘war crimes’ & to expel alliance from Syriahttps://www.rt.com/news/404964-damascus-un-coalition-war-crimes/ – “In identical foreign ministry letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council, Damascus highlighted two recent examples of the “illegal” and destructive power of US-led air raids… Syria has reiterated its call for the US-led coalition to be dissolved. The letters also renewed Damascus’ demand for the UN Security Council to take immediate action to stop the “barbarous crimes” and “gross violations” of international law… Damascus also urged members of the coalition – at least those who genuinely respect human rights and international law – to leave the American-led alliance.”

Foiling US Plans to Steal Syria’s Oil – An effective declaration of war on Russia in Syria by the US over the last two weeks has gone unnoticed in Western media. – How long can they keep this deception going? – by David Macilwain – http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/foiling-us-plans-steal-syrias-oil/ri21100 – “For Russia and Syria the gloves are clearly now off, both in Deir al Zour and in the “de-confliction zone” around Idlib, following the joint US-Al Qaeda operations in both areas. The scale and success of their attacks on some of the most notorious centres of White Helmets-Al Nusra operations such as Khan Shaikoun and Urm al Kubra has evidently disabled the insurgents’ media operations, forcing Al Jazeera to use footage from a week earlier.”

From the Technocracy-Marches-On Desk: California Seeks Ban On Fossil Fuel Cars, Laying The Groundwork To Ban Human Driven Cars – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/california-ban-on-diesel-fuel-cars-laying-the-ground-work-to-ban-humans-from-the-road.html – “Meanwhile, in the U.S. and Canada advocates for autonomous vehicles are preparing the final puzzle piece to replace humans the infrastructure and have proposed a shift toward ‘driver-free zones,’ starting by banning human drivers from car-pool lanes on a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 5 between Seattle and Vancouver.”

Ukraine suspects Russian drones dropping thermite grenades sparked massive ammunition dump blasts that drove 30,000 people out of their homes – ●Ukrainian army weapons depot containing 188,000 tons of ammunition caught fire Tuesday evening ●The warehouse near Vinnytsia mainly stored ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems ●Ukrainian authorites ar pointin gth efinger at Russia after other depots were attacked by drones ●Video and images hows an enormous fireball and rockets flying over the area overnight – by Will Stewart and Sara Malm – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4924208/Blaze-Ukraine-factory-188-000-tons-ammunition.html

Conflict censorship? YouTube deletes footage of coalition airstrikeshttps://www.rt.com/uk/404873-youtube-deletes-syria-videos/

Control 101: Creating Consensus Reality – by Patrick Henningsen – https://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/control-101-creating-consensus-reality – “In today’s formative education, school textbooks and assigned reading material are powerful tools used to shape students’ views. Often what is imprinted in one’s memory is not particular details and facts but rather an atmosphere, an impression, or a tone. It can be argued this impression may be more influential in forming a pupil’s contextual world or nationalist view… Professor of Education Dr. Michael H. Romanowski, explains: ‘The authority of textbooks coupled with the ‘objectivity’ of the technical knowledge that they communicate encourages students to accept unquestionably the impressions and worldview created by the language of textbooks.’ ”

Don’t look now, but Arctic sea ice mass has grown almost 40% since 2012 – by Tracey Watson – https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-01-arctic-sea-ice-mass-has-grown-almost-40-since-2012.html – “In fact, Greenland experienced a 10 times higher level of surface ice than it did five years ago. And confirming that this is not a fluke occurrence taking place in only one year, Greenland’s most well-known glacier – the Petermann Glacier – has been growing slowly and steadily for the past five years.”

First Opinion Poll held in War-torn Syria showed general feelinghttps://en.insidesyriamc.com/2017/10/01/first-opinion-poll-held-in-war-torn-syria-showed-general-feeling/ – “An interesting fact is that more than 70 percent of the voters support the policy of the head of state, do not believe in the inhumanity of Syrian President Bashar Assad and called the U.S. the main conspirator.”

US & Israel back to plot to carve-up region after ‘failure of ISIS project’ – Hezbollah leader – https://www.rt.com/news/405185-hezbollah-kurdistan-region-partition/ – ‘We say to our beloved Kurds that the issue is not about deciding your fate, but about dividing the region according to sectarian and ethnic belonging,’ the Hezbollah leader noted, according to Almanar news… ‘After the failure of the ISIS project, it’s now back to the project of dividing up the region, first from the area of Kurdish Iraq,’ he added, according to the Jerusalem Post… The leader of the militant organization, designated as a terrorist group by Israel and the US, believes the threat of partitioning the region increases with the looming defeat of the Islamic State.

Tony Blair blasts Pink Floyd star Roger Waters who compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany – ● Tony Blair says rock star Roger Waters said ‘ideological poison’ about Israel  ● The Pink Floyd singer compared the Israeli government to Nazi Germany  ● Mr Blair has frequently defended Israel’s human rights record over Palestine  ● Labour’s annual party conference was dominated by alleged (emphasis added) anti-Semitic beliefs – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4937260/Pink-Floyd-star-compares-Israeli-government-Nazis.html – ” ‘I think the criticism [of Israel by Waters] is so ludicrous that it indicates a basic hostility to the notion of a homeland for the Jewish people… you’ve got to overcome the legacy of that ideological poison which has dripped into the system over many decades,’ he said.”