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

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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.”

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