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February 14, 2016

Feb 14 16:32

‘Terrorists facing endgame’: Are Turkey & West looking for pretext to start ground op against Assad?

As Syrian anti-Assad militants are getting desperate amid Damascus’ Russia-backed advance, world powers that want regime change in Syria are looking for ways to avert their defeat, Jim Jatras, former US diplomat and GOP Senate policy adviser told RT.

Feb 14 16:31

Keiser: Deutsche Bank ‘technically insolvent’, running a ‘ponzi scheme’

Max Keiser hit out against Deutsche Bank in the latest episode of his RT program Keiser Report, saying the bank was “technically insolvent” despite assurances from German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble that he had “no concerns” over his country’s biggest bank.

Deutsche Bank shares are down 40 percent since the beginning of the year, falling below their price at the time of the 2008 financial crisis. The bank suffered record losses of €6.8 billion in 2015.

With a balance sheet now eclipsing JP Morgan’s, Keiser warned that the bank will sooner or later have to admit to insolvency and say “we need either a huge bailout or we gotta close up shop.”

Feb 14 16:31

Damascus confirms its army targeted by Turkish shelling, complains to UN

The Syrian government has confirmed that its army positions were targeted by Turkish shelling on Saturday, which also hit the positions of the Syrian Kurdish militias in the northern Aleppo province. Turkish shelling reportedly continued Sunday.

Syria’s government has condemned Turkey for shelling Syrian territory, describing the act as direct support for “terrorist” groups, Syrian state media reported on Sunday, citing the letter to the United Nations.

Damascus sent the letter after Turkey shelled areas recently captured by a Kurdish-backed alliance north of Aleppo on Saturday. It demanded that the UN Security council “take responsibility for international peace and security by putting an end to the crimes committed by the Turkish regime.”

Feb 14 16:30

Civilians reported killed in Syria as Turkey shells Kurdish position for 2nd day

At least two civilians were reportedly killed and several more injured in the village of Maryamayn in northern Syria, as the Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia positions in Aleppo province for the second day in a row on Sunday.



Taboola
Feb 14 16:30

The Reality Of Saudi Arabia Going To War: “They Will Lose 50% of Their Forces In The First Engagement”

A war is brewing and perhaps within a few days or weeks, should cooler heads not prevail in the middle east, we will see the opening salvos of World War III. This time it won’t just be a proxy war between various extreme and moderate terrorist organizations. This time, as John Kerry so eloquently noted, the end result may well be war with the Russians.

As we publish, Saudi Arabian forces are readying their air force for bombing runs over Syria. According to reports they are also massing ground troops and awaiting the go-ahead from their Western coalition partners, with the final order likely coming directly from the United States.

For the moment the United States will be sitting this one out, acting indirectly as more of a support mechanism rather than putting any boots on the ground. Thus, it will be in the hands of the Turks and Saudis for now.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But it won't stay that way.

Kiss your sons and daughters goodbye; WW3 is cranking up for real!

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Feb 14 16:28

Saudi Stocks Slammed As War Worries Trump Dead-Crude-Bounce

Oil's late week surge provided much buying excitement asd Mid-East equity markets opened with flashing green numbers across every screen. However, by the close, it was a sea of red with Kuwait, Egypt, Amman, and Iraq all lower and Saudi's Tadawul All Share Index tumbling almost 4% from the opening highs as war worries dragged The Kingdom's stock market back near 5-year lows.

Feb 14 16:27

Road To World War III: Turkish Army Enters Syria After Second Day Of Shelling As Saudi Warplanes Arrive

Reports indicate the Turkish army has crossed the border into Syria.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Feb 14 16:26

No autopsy to be performed on Scalia

There will be no autopsy performed on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a source familiar with the case confirmed to CNN. The decision for no autopsy was made both by the family and the Texas Justice of the Peace, the source said.

Feb 14 15:48

FBI Arrests 46 Georgia Deputies For Selling Drugs To Prisoners

The FBI just announced that they have arrested 46 current and former Georgia deputies working as corrections officers for drug trafficking. The arrests followed a two-year federal investigation, according to CNN. John Horn, a United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, announced that the FBI’s raids spanned nine prisons where the drug trafficking was being carried out.

Feb 14 15:21

SILVER INSTITUTE TRENDS FOR 2016

Feb 14 15:19

Scalia's last moments on a Texas ranch, quail hunting to being found in 'perfect repose'

A gray hearse arrived Saturday — a decoy, Van Etten said, to distract the news media. It wasn’t until about midnight that a van arrived to spirit the body away.

Scalia’s body was taken by a caravan of 20 law enforcement officers three hours west to Sunset Funeral Home in El Paso, where, after the family opted against having an autopsy, it was being prepared to be flown back to Virginia, according to Chris Lujan, a funeral director manager.

“He passed away in his sleep of natural causes,” Lujan said, adding that he was told an official went to the ranch to pronounce Scalia dead before the body could be removed.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told WFAA Dallas that she pronounced Scalia dead due to a heart attack, but Lujan said he had not seen a death certificate reflecting that. Guevara did not immediately return calls Sunday.



Feb 14 15:13

What Scalia’s Death Means For Climate Change

“If the late Justice Scalia is replaced by an Obama appointee this year, or a Clinton or Sanders appointee after January 20th, the implications will be profound,” Stavins said. “An obvious example is the litigation regarding the Clean Power Plan.”

It won’t be clear for many years yet what effect the Paris Agreement will have on global warming.

But Scalia’s passing means the pact seems safer now than was the case just several days ago.

Feb 14 14:34

6-minutes of video: Turkey, Saudi Arabia prep Syria invasion with nuclear weapons to continue US/UK/Israel illegal Wars of Aggression. Demanding .01% arrests yet, or need millions more war-murders?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: David Icke, Veterans Today, Prison Planet, Global Research, South Front, Zero Hedge

1-minute video of apparent US/UK/Israel use of a nuclear weapon on Yemen, with likely cooperation of Saudi Arabia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVgPKxYVxb0

WeAreChange Luke Rudkowski’s latest 5-minute briefing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6vyDTXFKaw

We’ve documented and proven that US “officials” outrageously lie to demonize Russia (and here) acting at the request of Syria’s government for military operations within their own borders against rogue terrorists. These terrorists apparently are agents of the US/UK/Israel illegal Wars of Aggression for empire (also here, here, here).

Feb 14 11:55

Feds Pouring Money Into a Project to Create a Database to Track “Suspicious” Internet Memes

By John Vibes

The federal government spent $1 million to create an online database that will collect “suspicious” memes and track “misinformation.” The project, which is known as the “Truthy Database” is being funded by The National Science Foundation, but it seems as if the operation has some powerful political motivations...



Feb 14 11:47

Prevent the Windows 10 Download

by Steve Wiseman on February 12, 2016:

Windows 10 is switching to a recommended update. This means that even computers (running Windows 7 or 8) on a domain will receive the nag message.

In addition it will download a 3GB file to get you ready for the update – behind your back. If you have Windows tablets, or other machines that are short on space this can be quite a bit.

There are two registry keys that will help prevent the nag screen, and the automatic download.

Feb 14 11:05

Federal Judge Just Made MAJOR Ruling That May Devastate Hillary’s Election Chances

In a ruling that could prove devastating to the Hillary Clinton campaign, a federal judge has ruled that the State Department must immediately begin publishing Clinton’s private emails.

The ruling, which came down Thursday from U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, is in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed last year by Vice reporter Jason Leopold.

After missing the initial deadline for release back in January, the State Department again attempted to stall release until after the Democratic primary contests. Arguing that this delay would prevent voters from making an informed decision about Clinton in the upcoming caucuses, Leopold’s team convinced Judge Contreras that an immediate release was necessary.



Owl 1
Feb 14 10:51

First Thoughts on the Probable Murder of Justice Scalia

Tonight, thinking Americans sit in shock and reflect upon the future of the country as the Supreme Court seems destined to rubber stamp a wide array of New World Order globalist initiatives.



Feb 14 10:44

Assad 'will be removed by force' if peace talks fail, Saudi Foreign Minister says

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be removed by force if the Syrian peace process fails, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister has said.

"Bashar al-Assad will leave - have no doubt about it" Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN. "He will either leave by a political process or he will be removed by force."

Feb 14 10:28

Inside the luxury West Texas ranch where Scalia died, which is beloved by A-list celebrities (and Randy Quaid who ran up a $25,000 unpaid bill)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, died of apparent natural causes at the Cibolo Creek Ranch on Saturday

The 30,000-acre ranch near Marfa, Texas, has been a secluded retreat for celebrities and business leaders alike

It's a luxury 33-room resort with a private airstrip about four miles away with rooms costing from $400 night

Celebrities Jerry Hall, Mick Jagger, Bruce Willis, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Roberts have stayed at the resort

No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada were all filmed there

Feb 14 10:24

Israeli minister: UN chief is 'encouraging terror'

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Israeli government are at odds after the UN chief criticised the Israeli occupation in an address to the Security Council last week. (ILLEGAL OCCUPATION)
Note. President Harry S Truman " "Jesus Christ couldn't please them when he was here on earth, so how can anyone expect that I would have any luck..."



Lockerdome
Feb 14 10:22

Shock as Sinn Fein surges in new poll as govt parties lose ground

he Sinn Fein surge seems to have been at the expense of the current government partners, Fine Gael and Labour who have dropped to 28 per cent (down 3) for Fine Gael and 8 per cent (down 2) for Labour.

Feb 14 10:22

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY TRY LOVING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Feb 14 10:16

BOJ Goes Negative, 2 Down 1 To Go !

Feb 14 10:15

'Look out, we are heading for a crash again', warns William White, the central banker who predicted 2008 crisis

The world is facing a new crisis caused by an explosion in debt. So warns William White, the central banker who famously predicted the crisis of 2008.

As financial markets reeled last week and fears of a fresh recession or even banking crisis sparked panic, White was more than willing to issue yet another prophecy of doom.

The world is now facing a crunch that could see a collapse in property prices, including those in London; a new global banking crisis; waves of cheap commodities savaging Western industrial centres; and the need for debts to be written off on a grand scale.

Feb 14 10:12

Berlin Braced for Benjamin Netanyahu

Among Netanyahu’s recent proposals is an idea to surround Israel and its current borders with a security fence. That would be a curious echo of the Berlin Wall, which for 28 years divided East and West. Fragments of the wall and its former track can be seen running through Potsdamer Platz.
Note: Great Idea but first give ALL of Palestinian back to the legal, moral and rightful owners the Palestinians. Maybe move all to Madagascar and put a wall around it.

Feb 14 10:10

'Shameless' airlines accused of profiteering for failing to pass on savings to fliers despite jet fuel prices plummeting 70%

Airlines have been accused of charging 'rip-off fares' to passengers on transatlantic flights, despite the price of jet fuel falling a massive 70 per cent in the last two years.

By comparison, the average cost of a flight to the United States has dropped just two per cent over the same period.

Feb 14 10:09

Fury as Angela Merkel's 'attack dog' threatens UK with trade war after Brexit and claims: 'You can't survive without us'

A diplomatic row erupted between Britain and Germany last night after a senior ally of Angela Merkel was accused of threatening a trade war if Britain quits the EU.

Prominent German MP Gunther Krichbaum said the UK ‘cannot survive’ on its own and raised the spectre of crippling trade tariffs on British exports should we vote to leave the union.

Mr Krichbaum’s warning came in a clash with senior Tory MP Sir Bill Cash, who accused the German politician of ‘threatening’ Britain.

Sir Bill said Britain had fought Germany in two world wars to keep its freedoms and was not going to surrender them to a German-run Brussels now.

Feb 14 10:08

Israel fears Gaza 'tunnel' war waged by Hamas

The last Gaza war began in the air with rockets that Hamas militants fired at Israel. Now, Israelis living next door to the Palestinian territory see worrisome signs that the next war will be waged underground.
Note: No the last Gaza war and ALL wars were because of the ILLEGAL occupation, murders, torture, and abuse of Palestinians. Everything is the fault of Israel.

Feb 14 10:06

Online poll: Trump up by 22 points in SC

Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump leads GOP field in South Carolina by 22 points ahead of the next GOP primary, according to a new poll.

The CBS News “Battleground Tracker” poll released on Sunday morning shows Trump with 42 percent support.

He’s followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 20 percent support, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) with 15 percent support and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), who has seen a small surge after his second-place showing in New Hampshire, with 9 percent support.

Feb 14 09:53

States where the middle class is dying



Feb 14 09:43

Leaked report reveals scale of crisis in England's mental health services. Damning confidential report reveals suicides are rising and 75% of those needing help are not receiving it

A leaked report by a government taskforce has painted a devastating picture of England’s mental health services, revealing that the number of people killing themselves is soaring, that three-quarters of those with psychiatric conditions are not being helped, and that sick children are being sent “almost anywhere in the country” for treatment.

Feb 14 09:40

Scientists take a step closer to ETERNAL LIFE as they PRESERVE and REVIVE brain

In a step towards eternal life, researchers from 21st Century Medicine (21CM) managed to freeze the brain of a rabbit using a technique known as Aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation (ASC).

The team, led by recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate Robert McIntyre, wrote in a press release: "Using a combination of ultrafast chemical fixation and cryogenic storage, it is the first demonstration that near perfect, long-term structural preservation of an intact mammalian brain is achievable.”

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Feb 14 09:17

The Democrats’ Likely Nominee Appears to Be a Felon — This Is Not Business as Usual

Competing Democrats debate each other one night. Republican rivals take their shots at each other a couple of nights later. An air of frenetic normalcy sets over primary season: The country is $20 trillion in the red and under heightened terrorist threat, yet pols bicker over the legacy of Henry Kissinger and the chameleon nature of Donald Trump – another liability the mogul is marketing as an asset. It is business as usual.

Except nothing about the 2016 campaign is business as usual.

For all the surreal projection of normalcy, the race is enveloped by an extremely serious criminal investigation.



Owl 3
Feb 14 09:15

SUNDAY INVESTMENT ANALYSIS: the 3% run out of things to blame, the CBs run out of tricks, and Gold is climbing.

The great thing about Sundays once the kids quit the nest is that it can revert to being a time for cool reflection. I include this next chart not to be a wiseass (I am that man, after all, who hung onto bear notes for a year too long) but to act as an antidote to the denialist bollocks we’ve been getting from the 3% for the last three weeks. It looks at what has happened to the FTSE index since its peak in early May 2015:

The drop between then and now is from 7080 to 5400 – a plunge of nearly 24%, or just over a quarter. Many commentators haven’t noticed, but that’s actually a sharper fall than the Shanghai composite has suffered.

Feb 14 09:15

People In This Airport Are FURIOUS Over What Michelle Obama Just Did – ‘Let Them Eat Cake’

In a nation where power, in theory, belongs to the people, travelers wanting to fly in and out of Aspen, Colorado Friday learned where the real power lies.

Travelers had to wait, regardless of schedules, so that the airport could be taken over by first lady Michelle Obama and her children.

Feb 14 08:42

Hawaii’s Big Island has declared a state of emergency over an outbreak of dengue fever.



Carambola

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Feb 14 08:33

Keiser Report: Bail-ins more dangerous than ISIS

using the threat of death from ISIS to distract you from the greater potential of death via bankster-caused poverty

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Feb 14 08:27

Trump, Jeb Bush clash over George W. Bush

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Trump began by saying that he gets "along with everybody" and noted he was a "self funder" amid boos from the crowd, which he'd cast as interest groups supporting Jeb Bush.

“Obviously the war in Iraq was a big fat mistake," Trump said.

He then criticized Jeb Bush's response earlier in the campaign on Iraq. “It took him five days before his people told him what to say," about whether it was the right decision to invade.

When asked again whether he still thought the 43rd president should have been impeached, he said: “You call it whatever you want," adding that officials in the Bush administration had "lied."
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He[JEB] added that while Trump was focused on creating a reality television show, “my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe." That prompted Trump to interject that the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks had occurred while George W. Bush was in office.
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who hasn't exactly been a frequent ally of Jeb Bush in recent months, joined with the former Florida governor in arguing that President Bush had kept the nation safe, which again led to Trump saying "the World Trade center came down" during Bush's presidency.

Feb 14 07:37

“We are in a new cold war”: Russia PM delivers stark warning to NATO

It was just two days ago when Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev warned that if Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar invade Syria in a transparent attempt to shore up their Sunni proxy armies currently under siege by Moscow’s warplanes and Hezbollah, a “new world war” would be inevitable.

Feb 14 06:05

Israel: This isn't how you defend democracy

The Israeli parliament just suspended three of members of the Knesset (MKs) over what was described as "support for terrorism". Such support was read in a trip taken by members of the Arab nationalist Balad party - part of the Joint Arab List that is currently the third largest bloc in parliament - who visited the East Jerusalem families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks against IsraeliThe MKs say it was a humanitarian visit, in solidarity with the families, who want Israel to release the bodies of their dead - which Israeli police will not release unless the families agree to certain conditions for holding funerals.s.

Feb 14 05:24

Pennsylvania pileup kills 3, involves over 50 vehicles

Collisions send more than 40 to hospitals, appear related to snow squalls
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Trooper Adam Reed said investigators believe that "passing snow squalls played a role in causing the crash."

Feb 14 05:03

Donald Trump Leads in South Carolina: Can Anyone Stop His Momentum in the GOP Debate?

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Trump is then asked about his relationship with Vladimir Putin. He then says "Jeb is so wrong," which causes loud boos. "You've gotta fight ISIS first," Trump asserts. "We have to knock out ISIS." The billionaire businessman then says we have to get rid of ISIS because they're "animals." He also insulted Lindsay Graham.

Bush then responds to Trump by saying “Putin will never be an American ally.”

There's an exchange between Trump and Bush.

Feb 14 04:39

RT: 'Undemocratic system used by Democratic Party'

FROM RUSSIA TODAY Super-duper-delegates: 'Undemocratic system used by Democratic Party'

(*The United States of America's Democratic Voting System . Known World-Wide for it's exceptionalism in defrauding it's citizens .)

Feb 14 04:16

California Gas Leak FIXED...For Now

Feb 14 04:15

Minister seeks punishment for use of phrase ‘Polish death camp’

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“This will be a project that meets the expectations of Poles, who are blasphemed in the world, in Europe, even in Germany, that they are the Holocaust perpetrators, that in Poland there were Polish concentration camps, Polish gas chambers,” the news agency reported Ziobro as telling Polish RMF radio.

“Enough with this lie. There has to be responsibility,” the minister added.

Concentration camps built by the Nazis outside of Germany are almost never referred to as “Polish” in Poland, but the phrase “Polish death camps” is still widely used in publications outside of the country.

Feb 14 04:02

Christchurch: 5.7 quake, 62 aftershocks

There is a 63 percent chance another quake between magnitude 5 and 5.9 will strike Christchurch in the next year, after Sunday's 5.7 quake increased the likelihood from 49 percent

The quake - the largest in the city in four years - hit 15km east of the city at a depth of 15km at 1.13pm.

It hit with such force cliff faces crumbled, items fell off shelves and walls and liquefaction started bubbling. It shook the ground, and it shook people's emotions - just eight days out from the five year anniversary of the February 22, 2011 quake which killed 185 people.

Feb 14 03:49

World War Crude

Oil’s flashing red on the screen again today, down 3.5%. With all of the talking heads making predictions on where crude will head next, let’s touch base on our “lower for longer” thesis. As you’ll see there’s some new dialogue to cover… (and lower prices ahead.)
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Here’s the point, we’re over a year into Saudi Arabia’s full-on oil price war. From the onset, Saudi’s goal was to maintain market share. And the only way to maintain that market share — when oil is VASTLY ABUNDANT — is to pump more and lower your price.

This is a complete U-turn from the OPEC policies of the early 2000s – indeed, OPEC’s old game of cutting production won’t work for Saudi Arabia. In fact, a production cut out of Saudi would only hurt them.

Here’s what I mean…

February 13, 2016

Feb 13 22:46

Dad says Nevada holdout learned government distrust from him

The elder Banta describes himself as "a very bitter man." "I love my country, but I don't love our politicians. The government's hands are in too damn many areas of our private life," he said. "I actually think there is going to be a civil war between the people," he said. "They tell us this is a country of freedom, but they try to take all our civil rights away. They're trying to take our guns away, but it's not the gun's fault. That's the way we protect our families."

Feb 13 21:47

Turkey at odds with Russia and now the US on Syria

February 13, 2016, Saturday/ 17:00:00/ DEN?Z ARSLAN | ANKARA

Turkey's faulty foreign policy choices in Syria since the beginning of the conflict, including supporting Sunnis in the sectarian strife, working for the removal of the Syrian regime from power, undermining the Syrian Kurds and downing a Russian jet, have dragged the country to such a point that today, it is at odds with not only Russia but its close ally the US as well.

Feb 13 20:53

Syria: Turning Over the Death Card By Jack Perry

snip: Minding our own business? Because let me ask you this: Has Bashar al-Assad said if you don’t sign up for AssadCare, he’ll ding your tax return? Has Syria raised your taxes or caused you to have to go to the food bank? In fact, is there anything whatsoever you stand to gain from Syria? Therefore, considering the hundreds of billions of dollars we’ve already squandered on this fool’s errand, why now should we risk a thermonuclear war over it? Again, if people cannot see that this is the perfect example to show us why the government is run by the insane, they must be working for the government. Just watch, the temptation of another world war will be just too great for the government to resist. The only way we’ll avoid one is if the government feels we could get into a world war faster somewhere else, or thinks the Russians are just trying to trick us into thinking we could have a world war. “Can we get a money-back guarantee on this world war?

Feb 13 19:22

The Windy City Has Reached the Boiling Point

Feb 13 19:12

On Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and U.S. Foreign Policy

After the strong early primary showings by Senator Bernie Sanders, a few high-profile supporters of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton have seized upon an explanation: sexism — and not only by men. Sanders’ high level of support from young women in particular, they say, reflects the naiveté of younger self-identified feminists.

Feb 13 19:04

Turkish FM: No decision made for anti-ISIL ground operation in Syria

BEX and a deception? Only the Russians know for sure!

“This is not an issue for Turkey or Saudi Arabia alone, we have been saying that the coalition should be doing this,” Çavu?o?lu said on Feb. 13 when asked about the reports of a possible ground operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Syria.

“But there is no solid decision on this, no concrete strategy,” Çavu?o?lu added. “This is not a new idea, but as of today, there is no decision regarding a ground operation.”

Feb 13 18:33

Military Analysis: The Turkish 2nd Army. Invasion Force for Syria?

It is reasonable to believe that Turkey is preparing to salvage its failed policy of supporting Islamic fundamentalist mercenaries and terrorist groups in Syria by invading and establishing a safe area for these groups along its southern border with Syria, while at the same time dealing a crushing blow to the Kurdish forces that have been successful in fighting them. Turkey is not only trying to topple the Assad government in Syrian, but is also trying to liquidate the Kurdish threat both in Iraq and Syria, as well as within its own borders.

It is most likely that elements of the Turkish Second Army are positioned along the southern border with Syria, and will form the nucleus of any invasion force. The 2nd Army is responsible for defending Southwestern Turkey. Its headquarters is based in Malatya, with approximately 100,000 troops under its command. The army is comprised of three corps, the 4th, 6th and 7th which are composed of the following units:

Feb 13 18:33

Health Department Erred In Minnesota Drinking Water Tests

The department announced Thursday its Environmental Health Division’s test results were inconsistent, and in some cases inadequate. Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger said the issues are unlikely to cause a public health threat, but they will be addressed immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because, after all, a little radiation (and lead) is actually GOOD for you!

Feb 13 18:24

Temperatures fall into 20s, 30s below zero in Northland

Temperatures dropped into the 30s below zero in parts of the Northland on Saturday morning, but a warmup is on the horizon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming!

Feb 13 18:24

Week Eighteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: a dramatic escalation appears imminent

This column was written for the Unz Review.

The situation in Syria has reached a watershed moment and a dramatic escalation of the war appears imminent. Let’s look again at how we reached this point.

Russia has taken the preparations needed to go to war with Turkey.

Feb 13 18:17

BEX ALERT - US calls on Turkey to halt military strikes in Syria

The Double Cross begins?

We are concerned about the situation north of Aleppo and are working to de-escalate tensions on all sides," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement on Saturday.

"We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fires,?" he added.

Webmaster addition:

Feb 13 18:14

Medvedev Warns Against Discussing Possible Ground Operation in Syria

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Saturday against discussing a possible ground operation in Syria, stating that this would be a wrong turn in negotiations, Sputnik reported.

"Despite all these agreements, people are starting to talk about carrying out a ground operation if something isn't done," Medvedev said at a meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

Feb 13 18:06

Russia Is Preparing the Syrian Army to Repel Any Turkish Incursion

Russia is preparing a strong Syrian military unit that will serve to repel any Turkish ground incursions, Damascus has the right to defend its borders, and will not stay silent anymore to any aerial violations of Syrian sovereignty, and is preparing for any ground offensive by the Turks with aerial bombardment and ground shelling.

The Kremlin wanted to send to Turkey a message that says any incursion by you will be met by force not diplomacy”.

Feb 13 17:49

CIA Director Issues Bombshell Claim About ISIS… It’s A LOT Worse Than We Thought

Webmaster addition: This is just more "Saddam's nuclear weapons" bovine excrement to trick you into yet another US war of conquest!

Feb 13 17:49

Saudi Arabia will send fighter jets to Turkish base in preparation for anti-ISIS bombing campaign as the conflict threatens to escalate in the region

Saudi Arabia is set to move fighter jets to its base in Turkey in preparation for a possible bombing campaign against ISIS jihadists in Syria. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed the potential plan and suggested Turkey were also considering military options against ISIS. 'If there is a strategy (against ISIS) then Turkey and Saudi Arabia could enter into a ground operation,' Mr Cavusoglu said after the Munich Security Conference.

Feb 13 17:46

Houthi fighters derail the Saudi progress in northwestern Yemen

The Russians and Syrians will eat these guys alive...chew em up and spit em out!

The Saudi Army – alongside the Arab Coalition and Hadi loyalists – have repeatedly attempted to seize the imperative town of Midi in the Hajjah Governorate; however, they have been unable to make any significant advances, thanks in large part to the fierce resistance from the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard and the Houthi forces.

On Friday, the Saudi Army and their allies were delivered another embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Houthi forces and the Yemeni Army’s Republican Guard after they attempted to enter this town once again.

Feb 13 17:45

Horrors of war: Aleppo before and after Syrian conflict

The Munich talks are to start amid intense battles to retake the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Feb 13 17:45

Clinton Could Still Win NH: Why Does Our Electoral System Allow For That?

Journalist Ashley Smith explains how Democrats in the 1970s managed to reform their electoral system into something that looks democratic, but ultimately lets party officials and super delegates decide who can and can't run for president.

Feb 13 17:44

Syria Civil War: Turkey confirms military strikes against Assad regime troops

Turkish troops responded to mortar fire from Syrian government troops on a police station in Calibogazi, Hatay province, this afternoon, reported the state run Turkish Anadolu Agency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See 42 FALSE-FLAG ATTACKS OFFICIALLY ADMITTED TO

Turkey is claiming that Syria attacked a police station with a mortar.

Look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a MOTIVE for Assad to do such a thing, knowing that Turkey has been trying to find a reason to attack for months now!

Feb 13 17:43

Pentagon: Attacks on ISIS Turkish oil tankers is the main cause of the Turkish-Russian crisis

I don't think the Dogman gives a flip about those drivers. He is pissed over all the money he and his son have lost!

Pentagon spokesman “Jeff Davis” issued a statement on his Facebook page and introduced attacks on ISIS Turkish oil ships as the main cause of the Turkish Russian crisis.

According to “AWD NEWS” news agency, in analyzing tensions between Turkey and Russia in his Facebook page,Jeff Davies officially admitted: Earlier every time we wanted to attack an ISIS oil tanker we gave them notices because we knew tanks drivers were Turks, but in their attacks the Russian have not thought of this for Turkish citizens and bombarded them without prior notice; this has led to the reckless behavior of Ankara with Russia.

Feb 13 17:36

Turkish military repeatedly shell Assad forces; Kurds confirm to RT being hit by massive attack

The Turkish army has shelled Syrian government forces in Aleppo and Latakia provinces, while also hitting Kurdish targets near the city of Azaz in northwestern Syria, including an air base recently retaken from Islamist rebels, with a massive attack.

Feb 13 17:35

Turkish Forces Shell Syrian Army Positions in Latakia - Source

Turkish armed forces shelled Syrian army positions in the northern Syrian province of Latakia, a military source told RIA Novosti early Sunday.

Feb 13 17:13

Netanyahu’s Fortress Israel

Ignoring Israel’s founding ideals about justice and compassion, Prime Minister Netanyahu and other leaders are guiding the nation into the inevitable direction of a racist apartheid state, building walls against the Arab “wild beasts,” a tragedy that Alon Ben-Meir examines.

Feb 13 16:57

Supreme Justice Scalia Just Died; Now a THIRD of the Supreme Court Will Be Obama Nominees

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative in the highest court in the land, died in his sleep last night.

Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. President Obama has already nominated TWO of the nine justices in there... FOR LIFE. Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. Now Obama is going to get a third?

Just let that sink in for a second...

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Feb 13 16:10

Martial law in Burns, Oregon: Feds terrorize local citizens with check points, random searches, and guns to their head

With the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge finally over after the four remaining occupants surrendered to the FBI without bloodshed, the mainstream media has largely turned their focus away from Harney County and the small Oregon town that became the epicenter of revolt against gross federal government overreach.

Despite this, there remains an extremely important story to tell, one that includes all the hallmarks of a literal police state including road blocks, road closures, check points, private mercenaries, papers please demands, and even guns pointed directly at the heads of law-abiding American citizens.

While one can imagine that the de facto martial law across Harney County may soon come to an end, (will it?!?) the fact remains that this happened in an American state, to American citizens and literally nothing is being said about it in the mainstream media or by the numerous FBI officials who keep telling the public that this was all for their own safety.

Feb 13 16:10

US airbase pollutes Okinawa waters for years, new documents reveal

US military stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa may be polluting the local drinking water supply.

Feb 13 16:08

BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies during hunting trip in Marfa

An El Paso source close to Justice Antonin Scalia tells ABC-7 that the 79-year-old died in his sleep last night after a day of quail hunting at Cibolo Creek Ranch outside of Marfa, Texas.

The Justice did not report feeling ill and retired to his room after dinner. The source, who was traveling with Scalia, told ABC-7 an El Paso priest has been called to Marfa.

Scalia was the longest-serving current Justice on the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Quail Brief?!?

Obama gets to pick a new Supreme Court Judge!

Feb 13 16:03

3 Stories That Prove We’re Not in Kansas Anymore by James Corbett

times: they are changing...

snip: 84% of Americans believe political leaders are more interested in protecting their power and privilege than doing what is right
75% believe that powerful interests, from Wall Street to unions to interest groups, have used campaign and lobbying money to rig the system for themselves.
72% blame the stagnation of the American economy on corruption and crony capitalism in Washington
67% hold that the US government is not working in the interests of the people
78% agree that both parties are too controlled by special interests to create meaningful change
75% agree that the two party system is flawed and it's time to vote in new political parties with new ideas

Feb 13 15:35

TURKS BUTCHER 458 CIVILIANS

Feb 13 15:18

FIGHTING HAS BEGUN !!!! Turkey Shelling into Syria; Directly Attacking Syrian Arab Army and perimeter of Russian Base in Latakia

It appears that World War 3 is beginning right now. This morning, Turkish Artillery began shelling positions outside of Azzaz, Syria. Those positions are held by the Syrian Arab Army (legitimate, duly-elected government of Syria) and are NOT being aimed at ISIS terrorists! These are direct attacks by Turkey upon the lawful government forces of Syria.With their rebel pals falling to the legitimate government of Syria, Turkey has now begun shelling into Syria to aid their Rebel forces and ISIS Terrorists!

Feb 13 15:16

E.U. CRUMBLES: Greece KICKED OUT of SCHENGEN Passport-free Zone over Migrant Crisis.

Feb 13 15:15

The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell

Feb 13 15:14

San Diego to staff: ‘Founding fathers’ is biased, should not be used

It seems the city of San Diego, California, is rushing down the path of political correctness with a new manual that tells employees what they can and can’t say.

Among the phrases that could get employees in trouble: “Founding fathers.” As in George Washington, John Adams, etc.

According to a section on “Bias-Free Language,” the term “founders” should be used instead.

Feb 13 15:05

Turkey’s Second Army Prepares to Invade Syria

Recent public comments by the Turkish government have hinted at a possible invasion into Syrian territory to “stabilize” the situation and secure Turkey’s national security. Significant clashes between Turkish army and security forces with elements of the YPG and PKK, which have exacted a costly toll on the Kurdish civilian population have been raging in southern Turkey and northern Syria in recent months. Russian satellite surveillance and human intelligence employed by both Russian and Syria in the region have confirmed the build-up of troops and material on the border.

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Feb 13 14:48

Worse Than 2008

Feb 13 14:34

Venezuela Is Out of Food: Here’s What an Economic Collapse Really Looks Like

After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and the opposition government has declared a “nutritional emergency.” This is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered country’s slow, painful economic collapse.

Feb 13 14:11

Hell week for the global economy, signs of things to come

The developing Epocalypse will become the super-volcano of economic history, and this week revealed cracks in the surface that give hints of the eruption to come.

Feb 13 13:42

BEX ALERT - Here’s the real reason photos of Osama bin Laden’s body haven’t been released

Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy #1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the US of A?

Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEAL Team Six operators on the raid, partially outs the reason in his book, No Easy Day. The book reads, “In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real reason no photos were released is that the real Bin Laden died in 2001, and the dead body from Abbotabad wasn't going to fool anyone!

Feb 13 13:38

Turkey Shells Aleppo, Says "Massive Escalation" In Syria Imminent As Saudis Ready Airstrikes

Even as all sides - including the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and select rebel groups - pretend to be working towards a ceasefire and a diplomatic solution to the five year conflict in Syria, actions speak louder than words, and to put it as succinctly as possible, everyone is still fighting.

In fact, the fighting is more intense than ever. Russia and Hezbollah are closing in on Aleppo, the country’s largest city and a key urban center where rebels are dug in for what amounts to a last stand. If the city is liberated by the government (and yes, “liberated” is more accurate than “falls” because occupied territory belongs to the Syrian government, not to Sunni extremists), Assad will have regained control of the country’s backbone in the west.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will Syria's government ask Russia for help?

Of course they will.

Will Russia protect Syria from Turkey and Saudi Arabia?

They will have to, or be seen as surrendering to the West's goal of Syrian regime change.

Will the US use this as an accuse to start war with Russia?

Of course!


Feb 13 13:35

Russia: New cruise missile ship leaves for Syria

One of the latest additions to Russia's Black Sea fleet, the Zeleny Dol cruise missile ship, set off for Syria's shores from the Crimean port of Sevastopol, Saturday morning.

Feb 13 13:31

Dutch espionage: missiles to bring down the Malaysian Boeing possessed only Ukraine

By: Vitaly Tretyakov, editor in chief of the Moscow newspaper "political class"

REPORT Netherlands AIVD intelligence service showed up on the Internet.

It contains the results of the investigation, which will be very upset Ukrainian politicians who are expecting to see in it the unmasking of Donetsk "separatists".

Here, for example, a few excerpts from that report:

1. There were no details about the threat of civil airplanes flying low over Donbas.

2. AIVD on 16 July 2014 (the date of the overthrow of the Malaysian Boeing) was absolutely certain in the hands of a "separatist" No weapon that is able to shoot down a plane flying at an altitude of ten thousand meters.

Some parts of the missile system "Buk" that they were liked in hand, were not in working condition and could not work.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In short, the "blame Russia" crew promoted the BUK Missile system as the instrument in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17, but it turns out the independent eastern Ukrainian republics did not have any working units of that type!

Feb 13 13:28

Turkey began shelling Syria

The head of the organization's Rami Abdel Rahman said that the Turkish shells hit parts of Aleppo, including Minig, which recently seized power leading Syrian Kurdish parties - the Party of Democratic Unity (PYD), the company said.

Official Ankara considers PYD and its YPG armed forces branches of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which raised a rebellion in Turkey a few decades ago, but the fighting has recently intensified.

Shortly before the shelling, Turkey has taken the suburbs of Aleppo, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Ankara will, if necessary, to take military action against the PYD.

Feb 13 12:47

How The Establishment Elite Are Rigging The Presidential Election

In this video Luke Rudkowski documents how the mainstream media and establishment are manipulating you and rigging the 2016 Presidential election.

Feb 13 12:23

Zika Linked to Deforestation

Evolutionary biologist Robert G. Wallace says Zika we are seeing the reemergence of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, yellow fever and malaria.

Feb 13 12:11

BEX ALERT - Canada: Spring of 2016 may rank in top 10 warmest on record

Spring of 2016 may rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada as a whole.

The season will get off to an early start across a large portion of the country, as El Nino continues to exert its influence.

El Nino is defined by above-normal ocean water temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific, near the equator. In Canada, this can result in warmer-than-usual springtime weather.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, in the REAL world...

Arctic blast descends on Central, Eastern Canada

Extreme cold is affecting Central Canada and parts of Eastern Canada, with temperatures feeling like -30 to -45 C with the wind chill.

Feb 13 12:07

Simple Janet——The Monetary Android With A Broken Flash Drive

This is getting just plain nuts. Here is what Janet Yellen said today about the possibility of negative interest rates:

In light of the experience of European countries and others that have gone to negative rates, we’re taking a look at them again because we would want to be prepared in the event that we needed to add accommodation.“

The operative words here are “European countries” and “add accommodation”. Yet even a brief reflection on those items demonstrates that Janet is a delusional Simpleton. To adapt Jim Kunstler’s felicitous phrase about Senator Rubio’s 4-Peat incantation during the last GOP debate, our financial system is being led by a monetary android with a broken flash drive.

She says the same damn stupid thing over and over, endlessly.

Feb 13 12:06

Donald Trump: We Are In A Big Fat Bubble

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump sold a lot of his stocks and shares a year ago when he realized that he was in a financial bubble.

Feb 13 11:57

How seven years of Obama created Trump

America has been run for nearly a decade by a clever incompetent. It's hardly surprising that the voters are revolting

Feb 13 11:55

Hillary Clinton hobbled by her 'unremarkable' campaigning

But if Ms. Clinton becomes the nominee, her Republican opponent, whoever it is, is unlikely to be so restrained. The e-mails, the infamous accusation that reports of her husband’s sexual romps with a White House intern half his age were all part of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy,” the dramatic (but untrue) tales of racing through sniper fire when she landed in Bosnia and even the circumstances of the land deals that made the Clintons wealthy way back in Arkansas will all be resurrected.

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Feb 13 11:53

Jewish monopoly on victim-hood will not tolerate challenges

So why did Trudeau’s words cause so much concern? The headline for a covering story in Germany’s “The Algemeiner” the following day says it all: “Social media lights up with outrage over Canadian PM’s Holocaust Remembrance Statement with no mention of Jews, antisemitism” (3).

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Feb 13 11:41

End NATO Now

The continuation of NATO, after its counterpart the Warsaw Pact ended in 1991, is an insanity that’s driving the world inexorably toward World War III.

The trigger for that war is now being set by NATO member Turkey, which wants to invade neighboring Syria, and which has the support of the Gulf Cooperation Council (including the world’s biggest buyer of U.S. weapons, Saudi Arabia) who are massing troops and weapons on Syria’s northern border, in preparation for an invasion southward into Syria.

Feb 13 11:40

How Business Really Works: Obama's Outrageous Oil Tax Would Cost Me Personally Over $12,500 Per Year

Obama has proposed a $10 dollar per barrel tax on oil. It's been widely reported that such a tax would raise the cost of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon. Let me explain what Obama's most recent barbaric outrageous proposal, if enacted, would cost to the average business owner in America, such as myself. I'm in the transportation industry. To fill up both tanks on a big rig takes approximately 139 gallons of diesel fuel. 139 gallons times a .25 cents per gallon increase, would amount to an additional $34.95 per fill-up, which is at least once a day, sometimes more. $34.95 times 30 days is $1,042.25 per month! Times twelve months is $12,510 per year! Excuse my French, but F this bastard! Obamacare is bad enough!

Feb 13 11:33

ALTERNATIVE SATURDAY CARTOONS: FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Here is another round of Saturday cartoons from Snippits. Enjoy!!!

Feb 13 11:33

ABC News has sunk to an all-time low.

Feb 13 11:10

'Adobe Creative Cloud update ate my backup!'

How about this for bizarre bug of the week: the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud deletes the first hidden directory in root directories on Macs.

That's bad news for users of BackBlaze: the backup software stores a .bzvol folder in the top level of every drive it backs up, and uses these folders to store information about the drives. Adobe's Creative Cloud app wipes away these directories, leaving BackBlaze's users faced with "your drive is no longer backed up" errors.

"We've encountered an issue on the Mac where Adobe Creative Cloud appears to be removing the contents of the first hidden folder at the root of the drive, in alphabetic order. By happenstance, the first hidden folder on most Backblaze customers' internal drive is the .bzvol folder," writes a BackBlaze staffer after a flood of inquiries from customers.

Feb 13 11:01

Saudi Arabia sends troops and fighter jets to military base in Turkey ahead of intervention against Isis in Syria

Saudi Arabia is sending troops and fighter jets to Turkey's Incirlik military base ahead of a possible ground invasion of Syria.

The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, confirmed the deployment in a statement to the Yeni ?afak newspaper on Saturday, days before a temporary ceasefire is due to come into force.

“Saudi Arabia declared its determination against Daesh (the Arabic term for Isis) by saying that they were ready to send both jets and troops,” he said.

“At every coalition meeting we have always emphasised the need for an extensive result-oriented strategy in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group.

“If we have such a strategy, then Turkey and Saudi Arabia may launch an operation from the land.”

He confirmed that planes and military personnel were being sent to Incirlik, in Adana near the Syrian border, but said numbers had not been confirmed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This potential ground invasion of Syria has nothing to do with the removal of jihadists, and everything to do with regime change in Syria.

So, what is their game plan when Russia fights back?!?

Will Turkey invoke Article 5 of the NATO charter, and inform the rest of NATO that it is now at war with Russia?!?

My best guess on this would be, yes.

But the problem here is that neither the military of the US nor the military of NATO has the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Feb 13 10:48

Iran F-14 fighter jets to be equipped with Nasr missiles: Cmdr.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) plans to equip the country’s F-14 Tomcat fighter jets with the domestically manufactured Nasr (Victory) cruise missiles.

Feb 13 10:34

RFK assassination

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I will add a postscript. When I still lived in Los Angeles, my lawyer's receptionist was married to one of the LAPD officers who had been at the assassination when it happened. According to her husband, the LAPD recovered 15 bullets from the scene. Sirhan's gun only held 8 rounds.

Feb 13 10:31

State CPS Agents Seize Family's Kids With No Due Process, Outraged Armed Father Seizes Children Back From Foster Parents

The facetious headline above is made up, yet not to say unwarranted in our current society. This is to make a point. Just a few more thoughts on the whole Oregon fiasco. This isn't to demonize LaVoy Finicum or to say he deserved to die for his acts- I think the whole ordeal could have been handled much better and non violently, on both sides. I am going to 'dare' offer a critical analysis of someone who's been martyred and lionized by the 'patriot' community. Finicum admitted in the past that he made his living NOT as a rancher, but as a "foster parent" to dozens of kids over the years. Did he ever mind or oppose the "tyranny" of the state stealing people's kids? Which is at the very least equally egregious, one could even argue infinitely worse than stealing their lands?

Feb 13 10:25

THE AUSCHWITZ BABY BOOM

The most effective ammunition one can use to blow-up the official Fairy Tale of the Holocaust TM consists of the many inadvertent admissions that the enemies of truth let slip out from time to time. Indeed, one can wreck the entire Holohoax tale just by using such admissions, and nothing else.

Some examples -- the Holohoaxers themselves admit that:
Forensic tests on the "gas chambers" do not reveal any trace of "gas" or "poison".
Millions of corpses or remains were never discovered.
There is no German documentation of any mass killings.
Tales of Jews being made into bars of soap and lamp shades were invented.
Zyklon B was a pesticide developed to kill typhus-lice, not people.
The Holocaust story relies heavily upon Soviet reports.
Soccer games and other forms of entertainment took place in the camps.
The International Red Cross had access to all camps and never mentioned any mass killings.

Feb 13 10:16

Bundle up Northeast: Record lows expected this weekend

An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected.

More than a dozen states are under wind chill advisories or warnings, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The wind chill in parts of New England is expected to be 40 F to 50 F below zero, he said.

Feb 13 10:15

David Rockefeller Says Conspiracy About ‘One World Order’ Is True

The name Rockefeller has been associated with wealth, power, politics, finance, diplomacy, philanthropy, marijuana prohibition, aliens, UFO’s and conspiracy theories.

One such conspiracy theory is the creation of a ‘one world order’, according to which a group of ‘Elites’, including David, are milking the system for their own benefits and the benefit of their friends and fellow conspirators against the interest of the United States.

They have been accused of setting up institutions such as the ‘Trilateral Commission’ and the ‘Bilderberg Group’ among others to advance their interests nationally and globally.

Feb 13 10:14

Russia sends new cruise missile ship Zeleny Dol to Syria: Report

The Russian Navy has dispatched a new warship equipped with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, with reports saying that it is bound for Syria.

The Russian Defense Ministry’s head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department said on Saturday that the Zeleny Dol Buyan-M class corvette, armed with Kalibr anti-ship missiles, departed for the Mediterranean to join the country’s permanent naval task force there, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported.

“Today, the Zeleny Dol missile corvette and the Kovrovets minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet left [the Crimean port of] Sevastopol to begin carrying out tasks as part of Russia’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean,” Vyacheslav Trukhachev said.

The Russian official added that the patrol ship will conduct tasks in the Mediterranean for the first time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has warned both Turkey and Saudi Arabia that any ground incursion against Syria will result in military action against them.

As I type this, Turkey is shelling a Syrian airbase, held by Kurdish fighters.

Turkey has decided to take one hell of a gamble that Russia will not respond; in evaluating the statements made by both Medvedev and Putin, warning Turkey and Saudi Arabia not to do this, I think the Turkish government will discover, and soon, that they were dead wrong in this assessment.

This new class of Russian corvettes can - and do - hit their targets with amazing accuracy from a very long distance away from their targets.

Feb 13 10:14

Greg Mannarino: Negative Interest Rates Coming to the US

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