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For the Week of 3/11/19:
Statement By Russian Deputy Foreign Minister At Conference “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”https://southfront.org/statement-by-russian-deputy-foreign-minister-at-conference-supporting-the-future-of-syria-and-the-region/ – “When talking about the support of Syria, first of all, I would like to emphasize the main point: Russia strongly and firmly supports the restoration of sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. During all these years we have confirmed this principle position by concrete deeds. We are also convinced on the lack of alternatives to the political settlement of the Syrian crises within the framework of Syrian-led and Syrian-owned, UN-facilitated process in line with the UN Security Council resolution 2254 and in full respect of the principles of the UN Charter. In this regard, it is regrettable that the delegation of the Syrian government, full-fledged representative of its country to the UN, is not present at this important meeting, that contradicts the universally recognized provisions of the international law on the imperative to interact with legitimate authorities of the country.” (emphasis added) Comment: Syria was not permitted to attend this International Conference on their future.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Week of 3/4/19:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Week of 2/25/19:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

States Move to Mandate Deadly HPV Gardasil Vaccine for Children – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/states-move-to-mandate-deadly-hpv-gardasil-vaccine-for-children/ – “Here are the states currently considering new legislation to mandate the Gardasil vaccine against parental choice. (Note: Merck’s Gardasil vaccine is the only HPV vaccine currently licensed in the U.S. So when you read “HPV Vaccine,” that currently means Gardasil.)… ● Connecticut: SB 858Allows for administration of HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines to minors without parental consent. Public Hearing 02/25/19. ● Florida: HB 245/SB 356Mandates HPV Vaccine for children as a requirement for school attendance. e. ● Illinois: SB 1659Mandates HPV Vaccines for 6th grade students. ●Massachusetts: SD 1520Mandates HPV Vaccine for school children. ● New Jersey: A1847Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12. ● New York: (2 bills) A973/S3899Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent. And S298Mandate the HPV Vaccine to the current list of vaccines required for children… To keep up-to-date on these bills and other bills taking away parental rights to vaccines in each state, sign up for the National Vaccine Information Center portal.

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

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

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

For the Week of 2/18/19:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Trump Pledges to Protect America From Any Enemy Missile – by David Vergun – https://dod.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1734640/trump-pledges-to-protect-america-from-any-enemy-missile/ – “Missile defense is so important in a time of rapidly evolving threats from around the world, he said. Adversaries are acquiring bigger and stronger arsenals. They’re increasing their lethal strike capabilities and they’re focused on building long-range missiles that can reach targets within the United States… ‘As president, my first duty is the defense of our country,’ he said.” – Comment: Lies, and the Lying Liars that tell them.

Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy – by Carla Babb – https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-to-unveil-space-based-missile-defense-strategy/4747188.html – “PENTAGON — President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since 2010… Speaking at the Pentagon Thursday, Trump said his plan will allow the United states to detect and destroy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace.”.. ‘It is not enough to keep pace with our adversaries, we must outpace them at every turn,’ he said… Officials say the doctrine, initially expected in 2017, has been frequently rewritten to keep up with changing missile threats posed by North Korea, China, Russia and Iran.” – Comment: I want some of what he’s smoking.

Catherine Austin Fitts – Federal Government Running Secret Open Bailout – Interview by Greg Hunter (44 min) – In which Catherine argues that the Constitutional protections for property rights have been entirely undermined by massive back-door manipulation of statutes and regulations, and that we have entered an era of unprecedented dangers.

On Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation – by: Steven G. Calabresi – https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/white-pages/on-originalism-in-constitutional-interpretation – “Originalism is grounded in the two-century-long movement toward constitutionalism, and it is behind the U.S. Constitution itself. Consider the following ten purposes that underlie the U.S. Constitution. Critically, all of these counsel in favor of an originalist rather than a living constitutionalist interpretation of the text of the Constitution, which would undermine the accomplishment of these purposes at every turn.” (emphasis added)

A Border Barrier Solution – by Sartre – https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/2019/01/15/a-border-barrier-solution/ – “The connotation of slavery has a 21st century meaning that the progressive collectivists do not understand. Yet, they are the most eager advocates of pushing for a divided country. Today’s society is designed to keep citizens in a “PC” slavery that is a hallmark of open borders invaders and their proponents. This res publica mindset does not advance or defend a commonwealth… Establishing an effective barrier is necessary to preserve the integrity of our territorial boundaries. However, the lack of will in Congress or in the Federal courts has proven that a sensible resolution to an entirely avoidable conflict is unlikely. So consider a method of action that can sidestep the radical extremists who are the neo-establishment… President Trump should direct the military to create an outpost that would be constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Trump should direct funds from the foreign aid allotments that go to countries that work against our own national interest. The key to this option is to lease from Mexico a one mile corridor south of the current border where a permanent barrier wall would be built outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress and Federal courts.”

From the Signs-Of-The-Times Desk: Does Society Realize It Is Being Initiated? (47 min) – from Truthstream Media, Aaron & Melissa Dykes

“Is the US Planning to Wage War on Russia and China?”: Interview by Bonnie Faulkner with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://southfront.org/is-the-us-planning-to-wage-war-on-russia-and-china-interview-with-prof-michel-chossudovsky/ – “I think that we’re at a very dangerous crossroads in our history because there’s an evolving situation in the Middle East. There’s a shift in alliances. There’s a global military agenda. Let’s bear in mind that since 2001 we have had a whole sequence of military operations, some of them conducted by US allies, but invariably Washington has been behind the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and so on, and of course, Ukraine. So essentially what is unfolding in 2019 – in fact, it has been unfolding for a long period of time – is a global military agenda. It’s the globalization of war.”

Pompeo Turns Reality Upside Down – by Philip M. Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/01/17/pompeo-turns-reality-upside-down.html – “Along the way Pompeo trots out a lot of half-truths and even completely fabricated lies, saying that America’s “timidity” had let to the rise of ISIS, had enabled Iran’s government to crush the “Green Revolution,” had freed Tehran to interfere all over the region, had allowed Hezbollah to accumulate a massive arsenal to threaten Israel, and had permitted Bashar al-Assad to kill his own people with chemical weapons. And worst of all, there was a false desire for peace that led to ‘a [nuclear] deal with Iran, our common enemy.’.. Pompeo concludes from the record of calamities that ‘So today, what did we learn from all of this? We learned that when America retreats, chaos often follows. When we neglect our friends, resentment builds. And when we partner with enemies, they advance…’ “

US Navy moves toward unleashing killer robot ships on the world’s oceans – by David B. Larter – https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/01/15/the-us-navy-moves-toward-unleashing-killer-robot-ships-on-the-worlds-oceans/ – ” ‘It’s a shift in mindset that says, instead of putting as much stuff on the ship for as much money as I have, you start thinking in a different way,’ Boxall said in a December interview. ‘You start saying: ‘How small can my platform be to get everything I need to be on it?’.. We want everything to be only as big as it needs to be. You make it smaller and more distributable, given all dollars being about equal. And when I look at the force, I think: ‘Where can we use unmanned so that I can push it to a smaller platform?’ ‘… The Navy is getting ready to find out.”

Feds Can’t Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules – by Thomas Brewster – https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#621fb28142b7 – “Previously, U.S. judges had ruled that police were allowed to force unlock devices like Apple’s iPhone with biometrics, such as fingerprints, faces or irises. That was despite the fact feds weren’t permitted to force a suspect to divulge a passcode. But according to a ruling uncovered by Forbes, all logins are equal.”

Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? – by Patrick J. Buchanan – https://buchanan.org/blog/is-bolton-steering-trump-into-war-with-iran-135696 – “Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and directed the Pentagon to prepare a menu of targets, inside Iran, for U.S. air and missile strikes in retaliationBolton’s former deputy, Mira Ricardel, reportedly told a gathering the shelling into the Green Zone was “an act of war” to which the U.S. must respond decisively… Bolton has long believed a U.S. confrontation with Iran is both inevitable and desirable. In 2015, he authored a New York Times op-ed whose title, “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran,” said it all. He has urged that “regime change” in Iran be made a declared goal of U.S. foreign policy.” (emphasis added)

Connecticut Governor Lamont can’t wait to bathe the state he took an oath to protect with 5G radiation: Governor Ned Lamont’s 2019 State of the State Addresshttps://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Governor-Ned-Lamonts-2019-State-of-the-State-Address-504117451.html – “Second, to attract millennials, top talent and leading companies, Connecticut will need to invest wisely in its urban centers – making them affordable and lively, where families want to live, work and play. That means great schools, safe streets and by making our cities the first with 5G in New England. The telecommunication companies are ready to start building – let’s harness that excitement, and get WiFi access into every rural town. ” (emphasis added) – Comment: I would assume that The Alliance has Lamont on their short list of perpetrators.

DC court says Holocaust survivors can sue Hungary in the US for huge reparations – by Yaakov Schwartz – https://www.timesofisrael.com/dc-court-says-holocaust-survivors-can-sue-hungary-in-the-us-for-huge-reparations/ – “The second-highest court in the United States has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a group of Holocaust survivors and their families against the government of Hungary and its national railroad. The class action suit demands restitution for the role Hungary played in the murder of 500,000 Jews and the seizure of their property during World War II… Setting the stage for what could be a landmark civil suit running into the tens of billions of dollars, Judge Patricia A. Millett wrote for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on December 28 that Hungary could not force the plaintiffs to have the case tried in a Hungarian court… The decision overturned that of a federal judge who ruled that the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty between Hungary and the Allied powers granted Hungary immunity.”

PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires – by Liana B. Baker, Mike Spector, Jessica DiNapoli – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pg-e-us-bankruptcy-idUSKCN1P815B – “Its shares plunged 52 percent on Monday to $8.38, giving it a market capitalization of less than $4.5 billion. The stock is down more than 80 percent from late 2017, before wildfires devastated PG&E’s service areas. Bond prices also fell sharply on Monday… PG&E’s chief executive officer was replaced on Sunday by General Counsel John Simon on an interim basis… San Francisco-based PG&E is working on lining up roughly $5.5 billion in so-called debtor-in-possession financing to help operations during bankruptcy proceedings… The utility said the bankruptcy process would not affect electric or natural gas services for customers. Company advisers expect that it may take up to two years to emerge from bankruptcy.’

From the Bat-Shit-Crazy? Desk: US won’t accept Hezbollah as ‘major presence’ in Lebanon: Pompeo – from Reuters – http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2019/Jan-10/473731-pompeo-us-wont-accept-hezbollah-as-major-presence-in-lebanon.ashx – “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday Hezbollah is a major presence in Lebanon, but the U.S. won’t accept this as the status quo… Pompeo also described the United States was a “force for good” in the Middle East and remained committed to the “complete dismantling” of the Daesh (ISIS) threat despite its decision to withdraw troops from Syria… ‘When America retreats, chaos follows,’ he said in a speech at the American University in Cairo in which he also urged Middle Eastern countries to do more to combat Daesh militants.” (emphasis added)

For the Week of 1/7/18:

Routine Vaccination Kills UK Cancer Expert Shortly After The Jab – by Catherine Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/routine-vaccination-kills-uk-cancer-expert-shortly-after-the-jab.html – “The Express online featured this headline: ‘Tragedy as top cancer doctor dies after yellow fever jab in one in 100,000 chance.’.. That’s the chance everyone takes when they submit to taking unproven vaccines with totally toxic ingredients: neurotoxins, Thimerosal [ethyl mercury], aluminum in any of four formulations, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, foreign DNA, diploid cells, unknown viruses and mycoplasma…. Vaccine-associated neurotropic disease (2), previously described as post-vaccinal encephalitis (1), is a known rare adverse event associated with yellow fever vaccination. Age less than 9 months and immunosuppression are known risk factors for this adverse event. (See CONTRAINDICATIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS sections.).. Ah ha! It says it right there under Contraindications that: Yellow fever vaccines must be considered as a possible, but rare, cause of vaccineassociated viscerotropic disease (2) (previously described as multiple organ system failure), the apparent cause of Dr. Gore’s death!”

The Crash Of The “Everything Bubble” Started In 2018 – Here’s What Comes Next In 2019 – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/the-crash-of-the-everything-bubble-started-in-2018-heres-what-comes-next-in-2019.html – “In 2018, a very significant economic change occurred which sealed the fate of the U.S. economy as well as numerous other economies around the globe. This change was the reversal of central bank policy. The era of stimulus and artificial support of various markets, including stocks, is beginning to fade away as the Federal Reserve pursues policy tightening, including higher interest rates and larger cuts to its balance sheet… As I predicted in September in my article ‘The Everything Bubble: When Will It Finally Crash?’, the crash accelerated in December, as the Fed raised interest rates to their neutral rate of inflation and increased balance sheet cuts to $50 billion per month. In 2019, this crash will continue as the fed resumes cuts once again in mid-January… It is important to note that when we speak of a crash in alternative economic circles, we are not only talking about stock markets. Mainstream economists often claim that stocks are a predictive indicator for the future health of the wider economy. This is incorrect. Stocks are actually a trailing indicator; they tend to crash well after all other fundamentals have started to decline.”

President Trump’s Losing Strategy: Embracing Bolsonoro’s Brazil and Confronting China – by Prof. James Petras – https://www.globalresearch.ca/president-trumps-losing-strategy-embracing-brazil-confronting-china/5665064 – “The US embraces a regime doomed to failure and threatens the world’s most dynamic economy. President Trump has lauded Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro and promises to promote close economic, political, social and cultural ties. In contrast the Trump regime is committed to dismantling China’s growth model, imposing harsh and pervasive sanctions, and promoting the division and fragmentation of greater China… Washington’s choice of allies and enemies is based on a narrow conception of short-term advantage and strategic losses… In this paper we will discuss the reasons why the US-Brazilian relation fits in with Washington’s pursuit for global domination and why Washington fears the dynamic growth and challenge of an independent and competitive China.”

Vaxx Propaganda in Overdrive as Vaccine Autism Link Confirmed – The latest episode of New World Next Week with James Corbett and James Evan Pilato (15 min) – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/vaxx-propaganda-in-overdrive-as-vaccine-autism-link-confirmed.html

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media – by Whitney Webb – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/newsguard-launches-war-on-alternative-media.html – “Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond… As MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh recently wrote, MintPress was informed that it was under review by an organization called NewsGuard Technologies, which described itself to MintPress as simply a “news rating agency” and asked Muhawesh to comment on a series of allegations, several of which were blatantly untrue. However, further examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy… More troubling still, NewsGuard — by virtue of its deep connections to government and Silicon Valley — is lobbying to have its rankings of news sites installed by default on computers in U.S. public libraries, schools, and universities as well as on all smartphones and computers sold in the United States… In other words, as NewsGuard ’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. Worse still, if its efforts to quash dissenting voices in the U.S. are successful, NewsGuard promises that its next move will be to take its system global.”

French Government Moves to Impose a Police State in Response to Gilets Jaunes – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/french-government-moves-to-impose-a-police-state-in-response-to-gilets-jaunes.html – “Speaking on French TV channel TF1, Prime Minister Philippe said the government would support a ‘new law punishing those who do not respect the requirement to declare [protests], those who take part in unauthorized demonstrations and those who arrive at demonstrations wearing face masks’… Moreover, the French state will ban activists—described as “known troublemakers”—from participating in demonstrations. In order to make identifying and singling out these activists more easy, the government will also outlaw face masks… The protesters will face tougher penalties for taking part in undeclared demonstrations, covering their faces, and would be required to pay for the damage they cause, Philippe said on France’s TF1 television. More than 80,000 police officers will be mobilized nationwide for an expected fresh round of protests next Saturday, he said… Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin urged the state to exercise “ultra-severity” against French citizens opposed to being fleeced and ignored… For a former French minister, the only appropriate response by the state is murder. Luc Ferry has called for police to shoot and kill protesters attacking police… Violence and murder are a reflexive response by the state when its authority is challenged and other tactics—for instance, demonizing protesters as either right or left extremists—fail to put an end to protests.”

US buys more Israeli defense systems to protect tanks, APCs – Initial contract worth $80 million approved, with another $120 million pending, for Israel’s Trophy system – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-buys-more-israeli-defense-systems-to-protect-tanks-apcs/

Trump is willing to take military action in Syria again if neededPompeo – https://www.rt.com/usa/448481-trump-military-action-syria/ – “Pompeo struck a similar tone on Thursday, declaring that the US will still carry out airstrikes in Syria as the need arises, and will not completely abandon the region until the “complete dismantling of the ISIS threat” is achieved. Pompeo also promised continued airstrikes in Yemen, which has been pounded by US and Saudi strikes since 2015. He also declared that no foreign aid will be given to Syria until Iranian forces completely withdraw from the country… Originally slated to take between 60 and 100 days, Trump’s withdrawal from Syria could take slightly longer. Bolton said at the weekend that there was no set timetable for the pullout, noting that ‘the timetable flows from the policy decisions that we need to implement.’.. Several thousand IS fighters still remain active in Syria. The terror group has lost 98 percent of the territory it held at the height of its power in 2014, however. Whereas the group once claimed large swathes of Iraq and Syria, it now controls just a small pocket of desert on the Iraqi/Syrian border… Pompeo’s choice of Cairo to deliver his address to the Muslim world at large is a symbolic one. Former President Barack Obama also chose the Egyptian capital as the stage for his address to the region in 2009, when he took a more apologetic tone to Pompeo, apologizing for American intervention in the region and reaching out to the leaders of Iran for reconciliation. In his speech, Pompeo declared the results of Obama’s policies “disastrous,” and said ‘the days of self-inflicted American shame are over.’ ” (emphasis added)

From the Rust-Never-Sleeps Desk: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 — and it couldn’t happen at a worse time – by Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis – https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-spiked-in-2018–and-it-couldnt-happen-at-a-worse-time/2019/01/07/68cff792-12d6-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html – “The findings, published Tuesday by the independent (sic) economic research firm Rhodium Group, mean that the United States now has a diminishing chance of meeting its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to dramatically reduce its emissions by 2025… The findings also underscore how the world’s second-largest emitter, once a global leader in pushing for climate action, has all but abandoned efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming world. President Trump has said he plans to officially withdraw the nation from the Paris climate agreement in 2020 and in the meantime has rolled back Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing the country’s carbon emissions… ‘We have lost momentum. There’s no question,’ Rob Jackson, a Stanford University professor who studies emissions trends, said of both U.S. and global efforts to steer the world toward a more sustainable future… The sharp emissions rise was fueled primarily by a booming economy, researchers found.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The WaPo fulfills its functions. A booming economy, hmmm – Where people are driving less than ever.

Leak reveals Indian govt’s plan to amend digital identity law – Is India’s controversial digital identity program a public policy that has been hijacked by private business? – by Saikat Datta – www.atimes.com/article/leak-reveals-indian-govts-plan-to-amend-digital-identity-law/ – “A number of lawyers, activists and constitutional experts immediately raised a flag against the program, saying it had enormous potential for misuse. They said this unfettered collection of data could easily be used to carry out mass surveillance by the government and make citizens vulnerable. They also pointed out that a similar digital identity program in the United Kingdom (UK) had been struck down once the British government realized its potential for misuse… But a group of technologists and businesses, who saw the potential business spin-offs from this massive database, argued that such a project could propel businesses and technology spin-offs worth vast sums. Worried at the rising pitch against the Aadhaar program, and a hostile report from the Parliament’s standing committee on finance, they banded together to float a “think tank” and foundation called iSpirt.” – Comment: Technocracy brooks no caution.

For the Week of 12/31/18:

BOOM: Obama Deep State Put Trump-Russia Intel Scam Into Play IN APRIL 2016 – At Exact Same Time Candidate Trump Won GOP Primaries – by Jim Hoft – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/boom-obama-deep-state-put-trump-russia-intel-scam-into-play-in-april-2016-at-exact-same-time-candidate-trump-won-gop-primary/ – “Between the Wisconsin and Connecticut Republican primaries in April of 2016, the Deep State criminals in the Obama Administration created their plan of attack on the Trump campaign. They attempted to tie candidate Trump to Russians, knowing that their links to Russia with Uranium One were open to criticism and alleged criminal acts… By the end of April, 2016, the Deep State of Obama, Comey, Brennan, Kerry and others had already put in place spies on Trump team members, and allegations of a made up company, DCLeaks, that allegedly hacked DNC emails. They also began their sinister Trump – Russia collusion fairy tale… April 2016 will go down in history as the month that a sitting President (Obama) began his scheme using the intelligence community of the United States to spy on its competing campaign in the US election in an effort to prevent them from winning the 2016 Presidential election.”

Nicaragua and the Corruption, Co-optation of Human Rights – by Stephen Sefton – https://www.globalresearch.ca/nicaragua-corruption-co-optation-human-rights/5664733 – “One farcical aspect of their approach has been to accuse the Nicaraguan government of repressing local media when their main sources by far are abundant citations of false reports from those same local media relayed via dishonest local human rights NGOs… Secondly, in theoretical terms, the approach of the IACHR, the UNOHCHR and foreign NGOs like Amnesty International has been to exclude violations by non-State actors, exactly the same faithless alibi they all used during the Cold War. But that theoretical framework has been outdated since 1993 when the UN Human Rights Convention in Vienna explicitly recognized the role of non-State actors in human rights abuses (thus recognizing how the US government and its allies used irregular forces, like the Contra in Nicaragua, RENAMO in Mozambique and UNITA in Angola, to apply systematic terrorism against civilian populations).”

Senior Kurdish Official: Deal With Damascus Is Inevitable, Kurdish Forces May Join Syrian Army https://southfront.org/senior-kurdish-official-deal-with-damascus-is-inevitable-kurdish-forces-may-join-syrian-army/ – ” ‘Reaching a solution between the autonomous administration and the Syrian government is inevitable because our areas are part of Syria,’ Redur Khalil told the AFP… The Kurdish commander also revealed that negotiations between his group and Damascus to reach a final formulation for administering the northern city of Manbij are showing some “positive signs.” Kahlil said that if a solution was reached there, it could be applied to the SDF-held areas in the governorate of Deir Ezzor… ‘We still have some differences with the central government, which need negotiations with international support,’ Khalil said… Kahlil added that Russia could be a guarantor of any agreement between the SDF and Damascus and he does not rule out the possibility of deploying the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) along the border with Turkey.”

“Sykes-Picot On Acid”: US Considering Syria Partition Plan Amidst Troop Exit – The US doesn’t want pro-Turkish forces to slaughter the Kurds, but neither does the US want the Kurds to strike a deal with Assad – http://theduran.com/sykes-picot-on-acid-us-considering-syria-partition-plan-amidst-troop-exit/ – “However, it’s likely too late, as the Kurds have already begun inviting Syrian forces into previously autonomous SDF/Kurdish zones… According to the WSJ, the administration’s Syria envoy has a plan that seeks to mitigate the risks of either a Kurdish slaughter or an Assad takeover. The plan is visualized in a classified, undisclosed map that proposes something officials have described as “Sykes-Picot on acid”: ‘Mr. Jeffrey and his State Department team have created a color-coded map of northeastern Syria in an attempt to negotiate a power-sharing plan that could avert a costly Turkish-Kurdish fight in the area‘…However, keeping their forces apart should Mr. Erdogan’s troops enter Syria could prove difficult.”

Stock Market Crash- YOU ARE IN ONE. By Gregory Mannarino (14 min)

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal? – Trump’s possible backtracking on withdrawal from Syria means he may have been once again outmaneuvered by the Deep State – by Virginia State Senator Dick Black – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50879.htm – “It is instructive that, despite President Donald Trump’s strong directive on a rapid Syrian pull-out, apparently not one soldier or Marine has departed Syria. And the argument that they’re tied up with fighting ISIS doesn’t hold water. On Syria’s southern border, across from Jordan, lies the U.S. base at al Tanf. ISIS is nowhere around. Al Tanf’s sole purpose is to hold and defend the sovereign territory of Syria (using a 55 km no-fly zone). It denies Syria the right to restore order and provide aid to starving Syrians trapped in the American zone… Al Tanf is the canary in the Syrian coal mine. If Trump’s pullout has any credibility, the 800 or so troops and equipment assigned there could be withdrawn across the Jordanian border within 24 hours. Their failure to do so suggests duplicity by our foreign policy shadow government. The Pentagon seems unresponsive to the Commander-in-Chief, and he has surrounded himself with advisors whose allegiance does not lie with him–or with the American people… Republican Senator Richard H. Black represents the 13th district of Virginia, encompassing parts of both Loudoun and Prince Williams Counties in northern Virginia.”

Is the Increase in the Childhood Vaccine Schedule Causing an Increase in Childhood Arthritis?http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/is-the-increase-in-the-childhood-vaccine-schedule-causing-an-increase-in-childhood-arthritis/

Turkey Is Seeking Russian Permission to Use Syrian Airspacehttps://russia-insider.com/en/turkey-seeking-russian-permission-use-syrian-airspace/ri25782 – “Ankara will also ask for coordination with Russian forces to persuade Assad forces to avoid targeting Turkish air force planes and helicopters… In the third week of December there were unconfirmed local reports that Assad’s forces might unilaterally declare a no-fly zone upon request of the YPG… Ankara officials say they think that Damascus could not initiate such an action without Moscow’s permission and that although Assad’s forces have S-200 and S-300 air-defense systems, they are not technically capable. Turkish sources have been telling Al-Monitor that Ankara has been closely monitoring Israel’s “preventive” air attacks against Syrian targets… Ankara experts say any operation Turkey plans cannot be canceled just because Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have air defense systems. As a deterrent against Assad’s forces, Ankara primarily would rely on air-to-surface missiles and the TEBER-82 precision smart weapon, which were recently developed by Turkey.”

Full Text of Ocasio-Cortez’ watermelon “Green New Deal” proposed House Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jxUzp9SZ6-VB-4wSm8sselVMsqWZrSrYpYC9slHKLzo/mobilebasic

Mandatory Autonomous Vehicle Technology coming? Another massive push going on behind the scenes for ultra-intrusive 5G networks (video 50 min): Download link https://www.dropbox.com/s/65bee68hxk1r1k0/Manditory-Autonomous-Car-Tech.mp4?dl=1

Bipartisan Support for Gun Confiscation Is Growing – by José Niño – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/01/bipartisan-support-for-gun-confiscation-is-growing.html – “Red flag laws, or Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), are the euphemistic label for the gun control push du jour blazing across the nation. Under red flag laws, law enforcement has the ability to confiscate an individual’s firearms if they are deemed a threat to themselves or others. A simple accusation from a family member, friend, or associate will suffice to seize someone’s firearms… Thirteen states currently have red flag laws on the books, with dozens more filing their own versions. What started out as a state-level movement may have some legs at the federal level. Although it’s true that Congressional Democrats are making gun control a major theme of their legislative agenda, it’s naïve to think red flag laws are only relevant because “gun-grabbing” Democrats have taken power… As we’ll see below, red flag laws have a history of bipartisan support. And when any piece of legislation has Democrats and Republicans locking arms in agreement, you know trouble lies ahead.”

Israeli study: 1/4 of Jews killed in Holocaust murdered in 100 days in 1942 – Prof. Stone analyzes train data to conclude that 1.5 million Jews were slain in 3-month ‘hyperintense’ phase that only slowed because there were few Jews left in occupied Poland – by Michael Bachner – https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-study-1-4-of-jews-killed-in-holocaust-murdered-in-100-days-in-1942/Comment: So that would be 1/4 of 6 Million®, or 1.5 million killed in 1 month. Where there’s smoke, there MUST be fire. Right?

‘New Chapter’ in Space Exploration as China Reaches Far Side of the Moon – by Steven Lee Myers and Zoe Mou – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/world/asia/china-change-4-moon.html – “China now plans to begin fully operating its third space station by 2022, to put astronauts in a lunar base by later in that decade, and to send probes to Mars, including ones that could return samples of the Martian surface back to Earth… The crater where the Chinese landed is the oldest and deepest on the moon, so the probe’s discoveries may offer insights into the moon’s origins and evolution. And some scientists suspect that the surrounding basin may be rich in minerals. If exploiting the moon’s resources is the next step in space development, a successful mission could leave the Chinese better positioned.”

From the Bolsheviks-2.0 Desk: The ‘Green New Deal’: A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society – ‘Ocasio-Cortez sees this plan is being a vehicle through which social equality might finally realized, as it will use reparations to right historical injustices’ – by Tom Elliott – https://news.grabien.com/story-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-radical-mandate-government-con – “Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan (yeah, right) for a “Green New Deal.”.. ● The installation of a “national, energy-efficient, “smart grid.” (can you say “5G”?) ● “Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety” ● “Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries” as well as from America’s transportation and infrastructure network ● Funding “massive investment” in reducing existing greenhouse gasses… Later in the document, Ocasio Cortez’s plan (sic) imagines creating a national jobs force to help people participate in this “transition.” The Green New Deal, it says, shall ‘provide all members of our society, across all regions and all communities, the opportunity, training and education to be a full and equal participant in the transition, including through a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: To quote Poppy Bush, “The New World Order is coming into view.”

MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Proven – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/12/31/mh17-turnabout-ukraine-guilt-now-proven.html – “Precisely what the method was, by which the direct perpetrators brought down the MH17, has gradually become clearer, despite this continuation of Western secrecy (and Ukraine’s veto-power over the ‘findings’) regarding the contents of the black boxes, and of the US satellite images, and of the Ukrainian air-traffic-control radar recordings, and of other evidence-sources that are still being held secret by The West and not made available to their ‘news’ media nor to anyone outside a tight official circle of those Western nations’ intelligence agencies… But now, Russia has actually — on 17 September 2018 — exposed the outright fraudulence of the JIT’s 24 May 2018 presentation, and The West (the US Government’s allies) entirely ignored the conclusive evidence that that presentation by the JIT itself actually contained and to which Russia was pointing, so that there can no longer be reasonable doubt about The West’s intentional and still ongoing fraudulence regarding the entire MH17 matter.”

Five Weeks After the Guardian’s Viral Blockbuster Assange/Manafort Scoop, No Evidence Has Emerged – Just Stonewalling – by Glenn Greenwald – https://theintercept.com/2019/01/02/five-weeks-after-the-guardians-viral-blockbuster-assangemanafort-scoop-no-evidence-has-emerged-just-stonewalling/ – “None of this is an aberration. Quite the contrary, it has become par for the Trump/Russia course. One major story after the next falls apart, and there is no accountability, reckoning or transparency (neither CNN nor MSNBC, for instance, have to date bothered to explain how they both “independently confirmed” the totally false story that Donald Trump, Jr. was offered advanced access to the WikiLeaks email archive, all based on false claims about the date of an email to him from a random member of the public)… Nor is it atypical for the Guardian when it comes to its institutionally blinding contempt for Assange: during the election, the paper was forced to retract its viral report from political reporter Ben Jacobs, who decided to assert, without any whiff of a basis, that Assange has a “long had a close relationship with the Putin regime.”.. The U.S media has become very adept at outrage rituals whenever they are denounced as “Fake News.” They should spend some time trying to become as skilled in figuring out why such attacks resonate for so many.”

Israel Is Bad for America – A New York Times Columnist explains why – by Philip Giraldi – http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israel-is-bad-for-america/ – “It is time for American Jews like Bret Stephens to come to the realization that not everything that is good for Israel is good for the U.S. The strategic interests of the two countries, if they were openly discussed in either the media or in congress, would be seen to be often in direct conflict. Somehow in Stephens’ twisted mind the 1948 theft of Palestinian lands and the imposition of an apartheid system to control the people is in some way representative of a liberal world order… If one were to suggest that Stephens should move to Israel since his primary loyalty clearly lies there, there would be accusations of anti-Semitism, but in a sense, it is far better to have him stick around blathering from the pulpit of The New York Times. When he writes so ineptly about how Donald Trump Is Bad for Israel the real message that comes through loud and clear is how bad Israel is for America.”

Independent research confirms that rampant glyphosate use has contributed to the increase in chronic diseases worldwide – by Tracey Watson – https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-31-glyphosate-use-has-contributed-to-the-rise-of-chronic-disease.html – “While Monsanto stands 100 percent behind its product, insisting repeatedly that it is totally safe, the reality is that as the use of Roundup has steadily increased, so have the number of people with chronic diseases like diabetes, celiac disease, asthma, heart disease and others… This is hardly a coincidence, and the explanation for the link between glyphosate use and chronic disease is quite simple: As reported by Natural Health 365, glyphosate destroys the “good” bacteria in the gut, bacteria which are vital to a host of functions, including boosting immunity, fighting infection, nutrient absorption, the production of fatty acids and vitamins, and the neutralization of toxins… As this toxic chemical destroys good bacteria it affects multiple bodily functions, creating a perfect storm for the development of disease.”

US Army Awards Raytheon $200 Million Contract For Phalanx Gatling Gunshttps://southfront.org/us-army-awards-raytheon-200-million-contract-for-phalanx-gatling-guns/ – “The 20 mm rounds consist of a 15 mm penetrator encased in a plastic case and a lightweight metal pusher. Each bullet fired by the Phalanx cost around $30 each, and the gun typically shoots +3,000 rounds per minute when engaging a target (that’s $90,000 a minute, folks)… The Phalanx cannons are usually activated as a last resort, and the effective range is approximately 5.5 miles… As to why the Army needs $200 million of high-tech Gatling guns for its military bases is beyond our wildest imagination, then again, as we have mentioned before, the US, China, and Russia are on the brink of Cold War 2.0.” – Comment: $200 Mil is chump change. Besides, it’s all just political kabuki.

Ukrainian Forces Take Control Over Two Thirds Of “Gray Zone” In Donbass: Officialhttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-forces-take-control-over-two-thirds-of-gray-zone-in-donbass-official/ – “Ukrainian forces have taken under control two thirds of the so-called “grey security zone” in Donbass, Ukrainian presidential advisor and aide to the defense minister Yury Biryukov told Pryamoy TV channel on Wednesday… ‘From the situation that we began with in May 2014, two thirds of the territory were liberated. Almost the whole ‘gray zone’ was liberated and taken under control,’ Biryukov said… The so-called “gray security zone” separates the forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), and the Ukrainian army. The borders of the zone are defined by the Minsk Agreements, and sending troops to settlements in the gray zone constitutes a violation of the Minsk deal.” (emphasis added)Comment: More political kabuki.

US Strategic Command Tweets It’s Ready To Drop Bombs As Its New Year’s Greetinghttps://southfront.org/us-strategic-command-tweets-its-ready-to-drop-bombs-as-its-new-years-greeting/

So the U.S. is bringing our troops home from Afghanistan?CIA oversees grisly war crimes in Afghanistan – Report sheds light on US intelligence agency-backed forces operating with no rules of engagement – http://www.atimes.com/article/cia-oversees-grizzly-war-crimes-in-afghanistan/ – “The Central Intelligence Agency, the Times reported, is overseeing an Afghan strike force operating under none of the constraints to which conventional Afghan or US troops are beholden… Officials say the tactics are prompting more Afghanis to side with the Taliban, the group that the US has tried keep out of power since the initial invasion in 2001… The first three paragraphs of the article describe war crimes committed by the CIA-backed forces: ‘Razo Khan woke up suddenly to the sight of assault rifles pointed at his face, and demands that he get out of bed and onto the floor… ‘Within minutes, the armed raiders had separated the men from the women and children. Then the shooting started… ‘As Mr Khan was driven away for questioning, he watched his home go up in flames. Within were the bodies of two of his brothers and of his sister-in-law Khanzari, who was shot three times in the head. Villagers who rushed to the home found the burned body of her three-year-old daughter, Marina, in a corner of a torched bedroom.’ ”

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