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Nov 24 06:09

CENSORSHIP SHOCK: Amazon.com bans investigative book 'Nobody Died at Sandy Hook' because it disagrees with government version of what happened

In a stunning demonstration of online book burning, Amazon.com has just banned a book because of its contents. The book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook consists of analysis from a dozen contributor authors, and it's edited by Jim Fetzer, Ph.D.. The book concludes that Sandy Hook was a staged FEMA drill carried out by the government to push an agenda of nationwide gun control.

We have a full download of the book below in PDF form, so keep reading if you want to find out what's so "dangerous" about this book that Amazon had to ban it...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP BECAUSE AMAZON.COM TRIED TO DOS MY WEBSITE!

This is the story behind today's guest!

Here is the link to download a PDF of the book Amazon does not want you to see.

Nov 24 04:39

The Russian Plane (shot down by Turkey) Made Two Ten Second Transits of Turkish Territory

This is the official Turkish radar track of the Russian aircraft they shot down, in red. It briefly transited a tiny neck of Turkish land – less than two miles across where the Russian jet passed – twice. I calculate that each “incursion” over Turkish territory would have lasted about 10 seconds, assuming the plane was flying slowly at 600mph. That Turkey shot down the plane for this is madness, and absolutely indefensible. It is fairly obvious from the track that the plane was operating against Turkish sponsored Turkmen rebels inside Syria, and that is why the Turks shot it down.

Nov 24 04:35

France and Martial Law

Even the most slow-witted, woolly-minded, scatter-brained armchair wikistorian among us cannot have failed to form some dim impression of what happens when you try to tell the French people what they can and cannot do.

When our Gallic chums say ‘Non!’, they mean just that.

If their politicians or ‘rulers’ say ‘Non!’ on their behalf, as when De Gaulle said it to NATO, all is bonheur. If such people deign to say it to the people themselves, they tend to have cause to regret it.

Nov 24 04:14

Hitting Saudi Arabia Where It Hurts

Though faced with a global terrorism crisis, Official Washington can’t get beyond its neocon-led “tough-guy-gal” rhetoric. But another option – financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia – might help finally shut down the covert supply of money and arms to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Nov 24 04:08

Sleeping Outside Is Not Voluntary Conduct: The Homeless Fight Back

Fighting back against clueless city officials who evidently believe homelessness should be even more difficult so it won't seem so enticing to so many, several homeless men are suing Manteca, CA. for inhumane new ordinances banning encampments, sleeping outside in any makeshift shelter or urination in public - even as the city shuts down public bathrooms - to drive off growing numbers of homeless people.

Nov 24 04:01

In the Wake of The Mali Terrorist Attacks: Escalation of U.S. and French Military Interventions in Africa?

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) leader Army General David Rodriguez continues to maintain that the purpose of Washington’s military policy on the continent is to assist nation-states in their efforts to enhance the security capacity of various governments. AFRICOM identifies its purpose as working with African states in the so-called “war on terrorism.”

Nonetheless, the “war on terrorism” is a by-product of successive failed imperialist interventions from Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. The so-called “Islamist extremist” organizations were nurtured, funded and coordinated since the early 1980s when the administration of President Jimmy Carter worked vigorously to overthrow the socialist government in Afghanistan which was supported by the former Soviet Union.

Nov 24 03:52

Turkey shoots down RUSSIAN jet for violating its air space: Flaming Su-24 fighter spirals into the ground in Syria where rebels capture one pilot and are hunting the other

Turkish military has shot down a Russian war plane near its border to Syria, Ankara and Moscow confirms.

The Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter planes on Tuesday morning after violating the country's air space and ignoring nearly a dozen warnings, army officials said.

However, Russia's Ministry of Defence claims the jet was in Syrian airspace, and was shot down from the ground.

Footage shows the plane engulfed in flames as it comes crashing down in Syria's Turkomen Mountains, an area which has been the cause of recent tensions between Turkey and Russia.

Nov 24 03:51

Who Has Been Pushing Russia To Go “All In” Against Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

On November 19, 2015 Russia’s pro-Western radio station “Echo of Moscow” published an article on its website that was written by the former economic adviser to the Russian president on the economy Andrei Illarionov, who is now residing in the United States. The article was titled “The next step – a strike on Saudi Arabia?” and was packed with calls to launch air strikes against Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The author underlined the fact that after a series of terrorist attacks in Egypt and France, and the triumphant for Russia G-20 summit in Antalya, in the face of the paralysis of NATO’s forces, the time has come to execute the plans of launching massive strikes on military, infrastructure, energy facilities in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, that were allegedly “cherished for years”.

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 19:18

Chinese woman presumed dead for 10 years, found living in Internet cafe

A woman who was presumed dead after she went missing 10 years ago has been found - allegedly spending the last decade living and playing games in Internet cafes.

Nov 23 19:18

Donald Trump’s white fascist brigade: His rallies are now a safe space for racism

A protester from the Black Lives Matter movement was beaten at a Donald Trump rally held on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Webmaster addition: A video of the incident shows that there was no beating and the people escorting him out were also black.

Nov 23 19:11

Justice finds GMO supplier Syngenta responsible for murder & attempted murder

A court has found Syngenta Seeds, a Swiss company producing genetically modified food and pesticides, responsible for the murder of rural worker Valmir Mota de Oliveira (known as Keno) and for the attempted murder of Isabel do Nascimento de Souza. Both of them were members of Via Campesina and were victims of an armed militia attack in 2007.

The court sentence, given by Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, was published in the Paraná State Official Gazette this Tuesday (17). The sentence rules that the company shall pay compensation to Keno’s family and to Isabel for the moral and material damage it caused. The case was taken to court in 2010, as an attempt to get a response from the State regarding Syngenta being responsible for the attack perpetrated by private armed militia.

The sentence has been well received by social movements and human rights organizations, since making companies accountable for human rights violations is a challenge of global dimensions. “Transnational companies currently have considerable freedom to operate on a transnational basis, but there are no national or international norms or mechanisms sufficient to oblige companies to respect human rights or to hold them accountable for cases of human rights violations.

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Nov 23 18:41

University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears after complaints from 'social justice warriors'

A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at a Canadian university are concerned the practice of it could be seen as 'cultural appropriation'.

Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering the weekly yoga class at the University of Ottawa campus for seven years, said she was notified in September that the program was being ended.

In an email from the Center for Students with Disabilities, staff wrote that while yoga is 'accessible and great for students', there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in the practice', the Ottawa Sun reported.

'I'm not pretending to be some enlightened yogi master, and the point [of the program] isn't to educate people on the finer points of the ancient yogi scripture,' she told the Ottawa Sun.

'The point is to get people to have higher physical awareness for their own physical health and enjoyment.'

Nov 23 17:14

A Few Questions for Michael Moore About Those Syrian Refugees He Invited Over

Michael Moore (net worth $50 million) was so unhappy when he heard of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s ban on allowing Syria refugees, he took a stand. Moore wrote a Facebook letter of defiance to the governor in which Moore offered his Traverse City home to Syrians who need a place to live in the United States.

Nov 23 17:12

Over 30 “White Student Unions” Created on Facebook this Week

Well at least George Soros is getting his race war, finally... only cost him tens of millions of dollars in funding all these phony protests.

Nov 23 17:01

OMG! That Moment When People Freaked out Thinking #PrayforParis Meant Something Bad Happened to Paris Hilton

Say what you want about this outpouring of worry and grief that something bad might have happened to Paris Hilton seemingly without a clue that a major terrorist event took place in one of the most well-known cities in the world, but at the very least, you’ve gotta admit this makes a pretty painful statement about how completely culturally sheltered and asleep a large portion of the population is.

Nov 23 16:34

Drunk Russian Sailor Crashes Cargo Ship Off Scottish Coast

Prepare for ramming-speed!

Nov 23 16:22

‘Racism is apparent in US police force’

There is apparent racism by police departments throughout the United States, says a commentator.

Nov 23 16:06

Ahmed Mohamed family wants $15 million from Irving, Irving ISD

The family wants $10 million from the City of Irving and $5 million from Irving ISD for damages it claims Ahmed and the family suffered after the teen was arrested. The family also wants an apology from the two entities.

Mohamed, 14, was arrested by Irving police in September after he brought a homemade digital clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb by Irving MacArthur High School faculty. The subsequent fallout made international headlines.

Nov 23 14:18

Govt Denies Hungry Families Thanksgiving Food Because a Pro-Cannabis Group Donated It

In the state of Oregon, where marijuana was recently legalized, a government agency has rejected food donations for the holidays because the donations came on the behalf of a marijuana-related organization. A group called Women Leaders in Cannabis was able to raise considerable food donations for people in need and initially their contributions were accepted by Oregon’s Department of Human Services.

However, the agency later changed their mind and decided that they did not want to accept the donations because they did not want to be associated with a substance that is now legal in the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the state of Oregon would rather see people go hungry on Thanksgiving, than accept charity from an "unapproved" group?

Nov 23 13:16

Man accused of boiling baby in shower had been cleared by NSW child protection agency

A MAN who is accused of causing horrific injuries to a 10-month-old baby by boiling him in a shower had just ­received the all clear to look after another infant by NSW’s child protection agency.

The baby boy was last night fighting for life in an ­induced coma with bruising to his skull, jaw and third degree burns to half of his body.

Police claim the man accused of attacking the boy told them the toddler had thrown up so he put him on the floor of the shower of a Penrith home and turned on the water ­before going to charge his phone and smoke. The boy’s skin was “peeling off” when he returned, he told police.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes me sick beyond belief. How can anyone do something like that to any child?

Nov 23 13:06

Tracking ISIS to DC’s Doorstep

By Ulson Gunnar

The problem with America’s “anti-ISIS coalition” is not a matter of poor planning or a lack of resources. It is not a matter of lacking leadership or military might. The problem with America’s “anti-ISIS coalition” is that it never existed in the first place. There is no US-led war on ISIS, and what’s worse, it appears that the US, through all of its allies, from across the Persian Gulf to Eastern Europe and even within Washington itself, are involved in feeding ISIS, not fighting it...

Nov 23 12:09

THE OFFICIAL WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THANKSGIVING TURKEY STUFFING RECIPE (humor)

Nov 23 11:12

Clinton Foundation’s Colombian ‘Private Equity Fund’ Was Unregistered: Company’s website removed from internet after Thursday report

The Clinton Foundation’s Colombia-based investment company was not registered as a private equity fund in the country, which may have allowed it to avoid certain industry regulations and oversight from the Colombian government.

Although Fondo Acceso described itself as a “Private Equity Fund” in company promotional materials and business presentations, it is not listed in a database of current or previously registered private equity funds maintained by the Colombian government.

Colombian legal experts consulted by the Free Beacon said that Fondo Acceso did not appear to have violated any laws by calling itself a private equity fund, as long as it was not doing so while trying to raise capital.

According to its corporate records, Fondo Acceso is registered in Colombia as a “simplified stock corporation,” which legal experts said precludes it from doing business as a private equity fund.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problems with this fund are legion, and are definitely not courtesy of the alleged "right wing conspiracy theorists"; Clinton and her minions in Columbia mucked this one up all by themselves!! :-)

Nov 23 11:07

‘War on terror’ made us unsafe

Today it’s not enough to mourn Paris or Beirut’s victims. We must also remember the estimated 1.3 million people who were banished directly and indirectly by the deviated “war on terrorism.” For the Zioncons’ conceived war has offered more than 1.3m reasons to recruit terrorists.

Nov 23 11:00

In New Video, A Grateful Al-Qaeda Thanks US For Supplying Anti-Tank Missiles

Put simply, the US had become so desperate to preserve whatever was left of the strategy to overthrow Assad, that Washington had the mainstream media floating trial balloons to see if the public would accept the characterization of al-Qaeda as “moderate.”

Generally speaking, most Americans didn’t notice, presumably because they were too busy ogling at Russian fighter jets and/or Islamic State’s latest Hollywood special (which at the time was a clip of an SAA fighter being run over by a tank), but for anyone who did pick up on the fact that the mainstream US media had just officially (and posthumously) labeled Osama Bin Laden a “moderate”, the farce was complete.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The very folks the US government describes as its "mortal enemies" are actually backed and supplied by that same US government; I know this is a lot to get your head around, but it is critical that you do, to attempt to prevent this government from lurching headlong into a world war against Russia over Syria.

Nov 23 10:57

H.R.4108 - To prohibit the use of funds for the provision of assistance to Syrian opposition groups and individuals.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 11/19/2015)
Committees: House - Armed Services; Intelligence (Permanent); Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: 11/19/2015 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)

Nov 23 10:46

Hillary’s War Whoop: Get the Picture? ISIS is Everywhere, Syria, Iraq, Europe, the US

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who think Hillary Clinton would make a lousy president, then pat yourself on the back because she pretty much proved it yesterday. In a presentation to the Council on Foreign Relations, Clinton made it clear that if she’s elected in 2016, she’s going to drag the country straight to war. Invoking the same imagery as her ideological twin, George W. Bush, Clinton fulminated for more than an hour and a half on Syria, war, terrorism, war, no-fly zones, war, radical jihadism, war, and “metastasizing threats”, whatever the heck those are. Oh, and did I mention war?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you are looking for a raging warmonger in chief who will wreak even worse destruction upon the American middle class than has already been done, please do vote for Hillary Clinton.

Nov 23 10:42

Pew Research Poll: 40% of Millennials Want to Restrict Free Speech

Pew Research recently surveyed a broad selection of Americans on the subject of offensive speech, and their findings do not bode well for the future of America.

Nov 23 10:39

US Ally Saudi Arabia Just Sentenced a Man to Death for Writing Poetry

Here’s something that won’t be reported widely in the American mainstream media. Interesting isn’t it?

How Obama claims that Syria’s Assad must step down for crimes against his people and humanity, but when American ally Saudi Arabia murders people for the same intolerance Obama keeps telling the American people we shouldn’t have against anyone for any reason, it’s just A-okay! When stories like this one surface, it becomes blatantly obvious once again that nothing we’re being told about why our government is in the Middle East (and Syria in particular) is true.

Nov 23 10:37

Obama Basically Gives Putin an Ultimatum: One Way or Another, Assad Must Go

What would happen if, say, President Putin made a statement that Obama could not regain legitimacy and thus, he had to go? Where does Obama get the power to declare when other heads of state must be removed and when did America openly declare themselves as ruler supreme of the regime change business?

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Nov 23 10:36

Iran Releases Video Alleging the US, Israel and Allies Were Behind ISIS and the Paris Attacks

A video released by the office of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei entitled, “Who Was Behind the Paris Attacks” alleges that it was the US, Israel and their allies who helped create ISIS in order to further their own interests and thus, the West is directly responsible for the Paris terror attacks that reportedly killed 132 people.

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Nov 23 10:30

Carson supports monitoring ‘un-American’ groups: report

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday said he supports surveilling groups for “un-American” sentiment.

“[It could be] a mosque, or any church or any organization or any school or any press corps where there was a lot of radicalization and things that were anti-American,” he said in Columbia, S.C., according to The Associated Press.

Carson did not detail how the government should judge public discourse for “anti-American” qualities, AP said.
The retired neurosurgeon also did not comment on how such a measure would impact First Amendment rights and freedom of speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dr. Carson, what, precisely, do you mean by that statement: "“[It could be] a mosque, or any church or any organization or any school or any press corps where there was a lot of radicalization and things that were anti-American,”

As a Christian pacifist, who cares very much about the future direction of her country, and advocates for logic and transparency in Government policies, am I someone who you would characterise as "Anti-American"?!?

I would suggest to you, sir, that being a "Stepford American", and blindly obeying, without any logical questions being asked about whether certain policies are simply good for the major corporations, or actually good for "We the People", is a dangerous impediment to the health of a democratic republic.

So, in my small way, I try to ask the hard questions which need to be asked, and attempt to get people thinking about what the Federal government is doing, and why.

Right now, the American people feel marginalized, irrelevant, and there is a great deal of (well-earned) hostility against the Federal Government, because of the results of ham-fistedly, pig-headedly dumb policies, both foreign and domestic.

We understand that these endless, insane wars enrich the 1%, but do absolutely nothing for the rest of us. We understand that our military personnel are getting killed and maimed for life, ultimately for private profit, and not for "Freedom", or the "American Way of Life"

If I am painting a bleak picture of an angry American electorate, fed up with government corruption, waste, and these wars, I truly believe that this is an accurate image; the question is, how will this anger play out?!?

As someone who cannot condone violence, I am hoping that no violence comes from this anger, because that kind of rebellion is the kind of violence against which the Federal Government is well prepared to win, and will be put down with "extreme prejudice". And yes, what I am talking about is our military being given orders to shoot to kill.

What I hope will happen is what I would characterise as a very peaceful "call to keyboards", to support Congressional, State, and local candidates who understand that the original "Contract with America" is the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

I want people in office who put Americans first, second, and third. I want to see the US government abolish the Federal Reserve, and create a currency which is a public utility. I want to see the end of big corporate money dictating US foreign and domestic policies; I want to see all Congressional members have to turn over their finances into a blind trust, just as does the President, when they come into office.

I want to see an America which is financially solvent; an America whose foreign policy decisions include scenarios where war is not the only option for resolving geopolitical conflicts; where people willing to work hard can make the money they need to support themselves and their families; where health care is both affordable and accessible; and where our schools graduate young people capable of critical thinking, who are able to compete with international rivals at absolutely the top of their game.

This is my "vision" for a 21st century America; and frankly I am more than a little concerned, Doctor, that you are perhaps not comfortable with hard questions being asked, and transparency being demanded of the US government by its citizens. This does not make this country weaker; logical divergence of opinions, supported by fact, makes this country stronger.

Nov 23 10:28

Gangs of New York: Sicilian mafia offers Big Apple protection from ‘psychopathic’ ISIS

The son of a New York mob boss has given Islamic State a stark warning, saying if they are planning any attacks in New York, they will have to contend with the Sicilian mafia. The notorious crime syndicate say they want to do their bit to protect locals.

Nov 23 09:42

Black Lives Matter supporter, armed activist, booted from Trump rally

A rather obese Black Lives Matter supporter and known armed activist named Mercutio Southall Jr. was escorted out of a Donald Trump rally Saturday morning after drawing attention to himself to try an attract publicity for his group.

Nov 23 09:42

Quietly, Guam is slated to become massive new U.S. military base

Thousands of Marines will land on this island sometime in the next few years, and their first steps will fall on a sturdy-as-granite pier in a sheltered Pacific harbor newly rebuilt to carry wave after wave of tank-driving troops.

“We’re ready for them,” said Cmdr. David Ellis, the executive officer at a Navy base that’s been swelling with military construction projects to prepare for the new troops.

What’s less certain is what the Marines will do when they get here.

This U.S. territory in the Western Pacific, long a way station for passing jets and submarines, is about to become a hub for a force of 4,800 Marines who’ll be charged with readying for war and disasters in East Asia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US government money and muscle will probably triumph here; but it will certainly be at the cost of degrading the quality of life for nearby Guam civilians.

Nov 23 09:37

Sharri Markson: journalist at the Australian in run-in with Israeli security

Sharri Markson, a senior journalist at News Corp’s the Australian, has said security forces in Israel were “heavy-handed” when they briefly detained her during a press tour after she collected personal details of wounded Syrian fighters being secretly treated in a hospital.

Sources said the chief executive of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, Vic Alhadeff, stepped in to defuse the tense situation when Markson was questioned about breaking the hospital’s strict rules on protecting the identity of the 500 patients, some of whom are fighting in the Syrian war.

“The primary concern of the Israeli security personnel and hospital authorities was to protect the identities of the Syrian patients because disclosing their personal details would put them in danger,” Alhadeff told Guardian Australia.

“There was an unfortunate misunderstanding but the situation was quickly defused and resolved.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder: for whom were these wounded Syrian fighters working, and is that the real core of the scandal here?!?

Were I a betting person, and understanding that they were being "secretly treated" in Israel", my bet would be; ISIS fighters.

Nov 23 09:32

Britain’s Defense Plan: Thousands of Combat Troops on the Streets

A little over a week after the Paris attacks, British Prime Minister David Cameron is due in parliament Monday to announce his new five-year national security strategy. Unsurprisingly, with Paris looming large that plan is expected to include extremely aggressive plans for boots on the ground in British cities.

Under the new plan, thousands of British combat troops are expected to be kept at the ready to swarm into the streets of British cities as “rapid response units” designed to fight against an ongoing Paris-style terrorist attack.

The announcement comes amid British police complaining that they lack the massive amounts of firepower needed to cope with a full-scale ISIS attack by themselves, and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon is promising a “bigger and stronger defense for Britain.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is profoundly disturbing to see the country which gave the world the Magna Carta begin to descend into the world of the film "V for Vendetta"; it appears that this cautionary tale may well prove prophetic for the UK.

Neither Mike nor I condone violence; but the film does a marvelous job of depicting what happens when government military over-reach hits critical mass against the citizens of that country.

I would politely suggest to both Prime Minister Cameron and Defense Secretary Fallon that they may want to rent a copy of this.

Nov 23 09:13

Washington Cares More About Dead Westerners Than About Victims of Its Wars

It seems that America's steadfast defenders are willing to sacrifice their country's best ideals in order to bolster their own safety, US writer Lucy Steigerwald notes, while commenting on the recent terrorist attack in Paris.

Nov 23 09:11

How You Were Tricked Into 'Supporting' The Syrian War

It started in 2006 when the US decided it wanted to oust Syrian President Assad and started laying the ground work. This was proven by leaked Saudi Arabian intelligence cables hosted on Wikileaks. Julian Assange said of the leaks:

“That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup…so in theory it says ‘We have a problem with Islamic extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with Islamic extremists at all.”

Nov 23 09:10

ISIS Coverup: US Centcom Accused Of Lying To President, Congress, Public About Airstrikes, Ground Fight

“...there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).”

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it as many times as it takes for the naive, largely aloof American public to catch on: the quote excerpted above is the smoking gun when it comes to Washington’s ISIS “strategy.”

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Nov 23 08:57

New hacker group (Ghost Security Group) 'Spying' on Islamic State instead of hacking them. Calling Anonymous tactics 'unsophisticated'

In the wake of the Paris attacks, the vigilante hacker group Anonymous has declared war on so-called Islamic State using the internet and claims to haveshut thousands of Twitter accounts used by IS operatives. But a much smaller online group has also emerged, with quite a different strategy - and they claim they've already thwarted at least one terror attack.

Nov 23 08:55

American Self-Hatred

The recent revelation that the United States and its mysterious pseudopresident Barack Obama actually finance Middle Eastern terrorists while simultaneously professing to be fighting them creates a painful emotional cramp in the minds and hearts of conscientious American citizens as we reluctantly realize our totally untrustworthy leaders and their insincere doublespeak pose a lethal danger to ourselves and others.

It then becomes impossible to love our country when we know our so-called leaders are lying through their teeth when they tell us they must kill many thousands of innocent people in order to protect our own families. To remain silent about this hypocrisy can only create one thing in our own minds — self hatred, along with a persistent loathing of ourselves and our own cowardly silence that permits these megacrimes against humanity to keep happening.

Nov 23 08:55

Australia passes law banning anti-vax parents from childcare benefits

Parents who don't immunise their children will stop receiving childcare benefits next year but one senator believes welfare for all parents should be stripped back.

Nov 23 08:39

WHO BACKS ISIS AND HOW

Nov 23 08:39

American-allied nations are secretly helping ISIS to grow - US Colonel Ann Wright

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 came with many warnings that it would lead to a dire consequences for the whole region. A decade later, and the brutal jihadists from ISIS are dominating the north of the devastated country. Now, the US is again mulling the possibility of sending its army to Iraq once more - but would that actually help solve the issue? From where does the money come for the Islamic State? Is America obliged to save Iraq after what it's done to that nation? We ask these questions to American Colonel and former diplomat Ann Wright on Sophie&Co today.

Nov 23 08:35

CRIMEA: STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED

A state of emergency has been declared in Crimea after power lines carrying electricity from Ukraine were reportedly sabotaged.

The peninsula was left in the dark after the transmission towers were toppled on Saturday.

Generators are supplying power for vital services like hospitals and communications.

But 1.9 million of Crimea’s two million-strong population remain without electricity.

Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014 after a referendum.

Russian media are saying the pylons in the Kherson region bordering Crimea were blown up by Ukrainian nationalists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Crimea was not "annexed" by Russia; when the Crimean leadership understood that the legitimate government of duly-elected Yanukovich no longer existed, through a referendum, they requested to be allowed to return to the Russian Federation. When the referendum went positively, Russia agreed to allow Crimea to join the Russian Federation.

But this blackout worries me, because if Poroshenko is mad enough to attempt some military action against Crimea; Russia would have to respond militarily, and, in light of the fact that the US government, the EU, and the IMF were all behind the putsch which put him in power last year, we are looking at another potential flashpoint for military conflict with Russia.

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Nov 23 08:09

‘We are the terrorists!’ — Paul Craig Roberts

The Paris attack is playing out as I expected. The French government is attacking French civil liberty with legislation similar to the US PATRIOT Act.

Readers in France have informed me that 84% of the French people, according to a poll, are content to be spied upon as long as it keeps them safe. This means that only 16% of the French nation is not brain dead.

Another reader informs me that a TV news station read a letter left behind by one of the alleged ISIL bombers, a letter written in perfect English. Really! I mean, Really! Those with their secret agendas know how stupid the Western peoples are, collectively a hopeless basket case.

French and American politicians are demanding that NATO Article 5 be used to put NATO boots on the ground in Syria. This is important not in order to fight ISIL, which the Russians are successfully doing, but to overthrow Assad under the pretext of fighting ISIL, a crazy policy that could bring conflict with Russia.

Nov 23 08:07

ULTIMATE WEAPON IN EXISTENTIAL STRUGGLE: USING THE TPP FOR HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF MEXICAN AGRICULTURE

For a company that is long accustomed to getting its way in just about every jurisdiction on planet Earth, the constant obstructionism of the Mexican justice system is beginning to wear thin for Monsanto. But the company and its rivals still have one ace up their sleeves, a weapon that has the potential to obliterate Mexico’s judicial resistance in one fell swoop: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the world’s biggest trade agreement that was recently signed by the governments of 12 Pacific-rim nations, including Mexico.

Buried deep within the 5,000-plus page deal is the Intellectual Property Rights charter which, among many other sinister things, requires all 12 TPP countries to join a number of global intellectual property treaties. One of those treaties is the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants 1991 (UPOV 91), an agreement that elevates the rights of seed companies over farmers’ rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mexican farmers have every right to be deeply concerned about GMO corn.

As reported at http://www.morningliberty.com/2012/10/09/top-10-monsanto-epicyte-sterili... in October of 2012:

Scientists have created the ultimate GM crop: contraceptive corn. Waiving fields of maize may one day save the world from overpopulation. The pregnancy prevention plants are the handiwork of the San Diego biotechnology company Epicyte, where researchers have discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm. By isolating the genes that regulate the manufacture of these antibodies, and by putting them in corn plants, the company has created tiny horticultural factories that make contraceptives. "We have a hothouse filled with corn plants that make anti-sperm antibodies," said Epicyte president Mitch Hein. Still unknown is who funded this original research (UPDATE, major funding was from the USDA) . But once the Epicyte gene, which irreversibly sterilizes humans who eat it, was patented, Monsanto and DuPont bought the company in order to "commercially exploit" the Epicyte gene. That means they had a customer for this product! Who is buying this gene and where is it being used? After ten years, how many GMO products have included this human-sterilization gene? One of the last of Tom Clancy's books that he authored alone was called "Rainbow Six", and the villain of the book was a group of money-junkies who decided that Earth was too "polluted" with the poor and wanted the Earth to go back to nature (except of course for their own personal palaces). Art mirrors life? We know that ultra-rich like Melinda Gates openly support forced population reduction in the apparent belief that having a lot of money gives them the right to play God with the rest of humanity. Personally I think that if the population is to be reduced, that we start with such self-declared deities, to be followed by those who would condemn millions to death in wars to make a fast buck. But of greater concern is this. The Epicyte gene was in corn down in San Diego more than ten years ago. And we know know that modified genes can jump species through pollination, which is why the weeds once killed by Glyphosate are now as "Roundup Ready" as the GMO crops themselves. And we know that these modified genes can also jump from the original GMO frankenfood onto the natural varieties. Many people are already familiar with the case of Percy Schmeiser, who did not want GMO crops on his farm but discovered to his horror that pollen blowing from a neighboring field had contaminated his crops. When he complained, Monsanto sued him for "Patent Infringement" and demanded Schmeiser pay a technology fee to use his own saved seeds, since they included Monsanto's patented genes, and Schmeiser knowingly was replanting them. Schmeiser eventually persuaded the courts that he had never wanted Monsanto's products and the courts ruled against Monsanto, who eventually agreed to pay the costs to decontaminate Schmeiser's farm. Other farmers were not so lucky in the courts, and lost their farms to Monsanto in patent infringement lawsuits. The point is that for ten years, pollen from corn containing the Epicyte gene has been blowing around Southern California farms (along with everywhere else the Epicyte gene was "commercialized"). How far it has spread is impossible to determine without an extensive genetic survey of the food supply. That it may already be global cannot be ruled out. But there is no question that birth rates are in decline. While the corporate media may blame this birth rate drop solely on the economic problems (and there is no question this is a factor) there is also no question that doctors were noticing a sudden uptick in fertility problems back in 2008 before the economic explosion even happened. And the sudden reverse in US birth rates actually occurred in 2007, again before the economic crash took hold. Were economics the only factor, one would expect a smoother transition in birth rates as birth rate slowed, then plateaued, then went into decline, accelerating as the economy worsened. But in the above graph we see a sudden and dramatic reversal, suggesting some other cause. Note the drop is especially heavy in the Hispanic population, whose traditional diet relies very heavily on corn.

Nov 23 08:03

US, French Aircraft Carriers Rush Toward Syrian Coast To Find Numerous Russian Warships Already There

Two weeks ago, on November 5, and one week before the Paris terrorist attack, we reported that somewhat unexpectedly, France had dispatched its only aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, to "the eastern Mediterranean for operations against Isis in both Syria and Iraq."

It was unclear just what these pre-emptive operations would be and why France is getting so dramatically involved in the campaign against ISIS. Not knowing the dramatic attack that was about to unfold (whose false flag origins have been quickly ignored as nobody has yet explained why a fake Syrian passport was found next to the suicide bomber), we speculated that this move had to do with the departure of the CVN-71 Theodore Roosevelt which had left the Persian Gulf region a month ago, leaving the entire 5th Naval Fleet without a US carrier presence for the first time in a decade.

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Nov 23 07:59

How NSA continued to spy on American citizens' email traffic – from overseas

Newly revealed documents (not from Snowden this time) show that the NSA has continued to collect Americans' email traffic en masse using overseas offices to get around curbs introduced domestically.

Shortly after the September 11 attacks, President Bush authorized the NSA to collect bulk metadata on emails sent by Americans (although not the content) to help The War Against Terror (TWAT). The surveillance was authorized by the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which mostly rubberstamped such requests.

But the collection was stopped in 2011, the NSA said, although it still monitored emails from Americans to people outside the nation's borders. However, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit started by The New York Times against the NSA's Inspector General has uncovered documents showing that the NSA carried on collecting domestic data.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Intelligent people understand that one cannot say ,in any email correspondence, anything that one would not want shouted from the rooftops, globally.

And the bad guys already have encryption in place that the Feds cannot penetrate, or are going low tech to communicate.

No matter which party is in office, the efforts to completely eviscerate the Constitution and Bill of Rights continue, with impunity.

Nov 23 07:52

WESTERN LEADERS EXTEND SANCTIONS ON MOSCOW OVER UKRAINE CRISIS

Western leaders have agreed to extend sanctions against Moscow by six more months over the crisis in Ukraine.

During a brief meeting on the sidelines of the week-long G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, the leaders of US, Germany, Italy, the UK and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who represented President Francois Hollande at the summit, concluded to uphold pressure on Russia until July next year, ahead of elections in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed senior European diplomat.

The current round of sanctions is due to end in January, before full implementation of the so-called Minsk peace deal, which intends to resolve the standoff between Kiev and pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.

“The elections in Ukraine are heavy lifting. We only have a chance to get what we want if we play the sanctions card. Financial sanctions need to stay in place until the bitter end," the diplomat further said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at this decision by the leaders of US, Germany, Italy, the UK, and France reminds me of a brilliant one-liner by the American comedian Ron White: "you can't fix stupid".

And stupidity, coupled with hypocrisy, is almost always destined to create catastrophe.

The crisis in Ukraine was generated by the US, the EU, and the IMF last year,when the duly elected government of Yanukovich was overthrown, and Poroshenko was installed in order to make Ukraine more eurocentric, economically.

When Crimea's leadership realized that its duly elected government no longer existed, they sponsored a free and fair referendum in which the people of Crimea voted to rejoin the Russian Federation, and Russia accepted that request. Remember; it was only in the 1950s when Crimea was annexed to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev, himself an ethnic Ukrainian.

Russia did nothing wrong, and the West is attempting to punish Russia for something the west, itself, did by supporting the overthrow of Yanukovich.

And what the continuation of these sanctions will ultimately do is pull Russia and China even closer together, economically and militarily.

As I read this report coming out of Antalya with absolute despair and disgust, it appears very evident to me that of the prime criteria for working for Western governments is the pathological inability to think anything through to its logical conclusion.

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Nov 23 06:48

Ultimate Weapon in Existential Struggle: Using the TPP for Hostile Takeover of Mexican Agriculture

Resisting Monsanto, the world’s largest, most influential GMO giant, is an almost impossible task. The corporation boasts more back channels and revolving doors with national governments and regulators than just about any other company on the planet, not to mention a fearsome army of corporate lawyers and lobbyists. Few countries are more aware of this fact than Mexico, where a small collective of activist groups, scientists, artists and gourmet chefs have been engaged in a titanic legal struggle with Monsanto. Although they keep winning crucial battles, the war is still likely to be won by Monsanto, thanks to one key weapon in its arsenal: the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Nov 23 05:14

German department store to put Israeli wines back on shelves

A German department store said Sunday that it's putting eight Israeli wines back on the shelves after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused it of boycotting Israeli goods.
Flashback: On Friday, March 24, 1933, the headline "Judea Declares War on Germany" was splashed across the front page of the British newspaper Daily Express. The subheads read: "Jews Of All The World Unite In Action"; "Boycott of German Goods

Nov 23 05:08

Israel bars Palestinians from settlement bloc after attack

The Israeli army on Monday prohibited Palestinians from entering a large settlement bloc in the occupied West Bank after the weekend stabbing death of a 21-year-old woman and a shooting attack last week.
Note: Missing word..ILLEGALLY OCCUPOIED..ILLEGALLY OCCUPIED!!!

Nov 23 04:42

Mastermind of The Bamako Terror Attack Mokhtar Belmokhtar: A CIA Sponsored “Intelligence Asset”?

In response to the tragic Paris events of November 13, Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan warned that “ISIL is planning additional attacks… It is clear to me that ISIL has an external agenda, that they are determined to carry out these types of attacks.” (Quoted in Daily Telegraph, November 16, 2015)

Five days later following the CIA Chief’s premonition, the Bamako Radisson Hotel Blu in Mali’s capital was the object of a terrorist attack, resulting in 21 people dead. Following the attack and the taking of hostages by the terrorists, French and Malian special forces raided the hotel. US. Africa Command (AFRICOM) also confirmed that US special forces were involved.

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