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Oct 09 09:07

FACEBOOK SECURITY CHIEF LASHES OUT: "CENSORSHIP IS EASY IF YOU DON'T WORRY ABOUT BECOMING THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH"

In a furious tweetstorm this weekend, Facebook's Chief Security Officer warned interfering desperate politicians and triggered letfists that the fake news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.

As a reminder, we noted that Alex Stamos was seemingly pressured into 'finding' Russian evidence after Senator Mark Warner paid the social media company a visit -

Technicians then searched for “indicators” that would link those ads to Russia. To narrow down the search further, Facebook zeroed in on a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency, which had been publicly identified as a troll farm.

“They worked backwards,” a U.S. official said of the process at Facebook.

The breakthrough moment came just days after a Facebook spokesman on July 20 told CNN that “we have seen no evidence that Russian actors bought ads on Facebook in connection with the election.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Alex Stamos, a word, please; by using algorithms which push down search results which are not to the liking of those in the Bowels of Power in the occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, Facebood has, indeed, become its "Minstry of Truth."

Oct 09 08:59

The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms

This article includes graphic images some readers may find disturbing.

FBI AGENTS ARE devoting substantial resources to a multistate hunt for two baby piglets that the bureau believes are named Lucy and Ethel. The two piglets were removed over the summer from the Circle Four Farm in Utah by animal rights activists who had entered the Smithfield Foods-owned factory farm to film the brutal, torturous conditions in which the pigs are bred in order to be slaughtered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need to have a national conversation about the humane raising of animals we eat, and even some big box outlets are getting the message that inhumane raising of food animals is not what consumers want.

Remember Sinclair Lewis' masterwork "The Jungle", about the horrific state of a meat packing plant, which spurred Congress to create some legislation regarding standards?!?

We seem to be right back to square one, with these horrific conditions witnessed at Springfield.

Oct 09 08:51

Drug resistanceMassive increase in antimicrobials use in animals to lead to widespread drug resistance in humans

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Massive increase in antimicrobials use in animals to lead to widespread drug resistance in humans
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The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 percent and reach 200,000 tons by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research. represent an alarming revision from already pessimistic estimates made in 2010, pushed up mostly by recent reports of high antimicrobial use in animals in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At least for the moment, the answers are simple for an educated consumerm who understands the risks here.

Demand from the managers of the stores where you shop that there should be a selection of non-gmo/non-antibiotic treated meat to choose from; otherwise, you will shop elsewhere.

Oct 08 16:20

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Alive? Spotted at a Atlantic City Casino on Friday Night ?

If this is accurate, will blow the lid off the Las Vegas shooting (false flag)!

Oct 08 09:21

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MAG ADVANCES DOMESTIC TERRORISM TO REMOVE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Is Foreign Affairs magazine advancing “domestic terrorism” because it could help remove alternative media, and even jail editors and writers or worse. The recent article is entitled “Should We Treat Domestic Terrorists the Way We Treat ISIS? What Works—and What Doesn't.” It begins as follows:

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night has again raised fears about terrorism. There’s much we don’t yet know. The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the attack, but the FBI claims that there is no international terrorism link. The attacker, Stephen Paddock, was 64 years old and white, fitting a stereotype of a right-wing terrorist more than a jihadist one. And he may just be a crazy nut. But regardless of Paddock’s particular pathology, the situation highlights how the United States treats similar forms of violence differently depending on the nature of the perpetrator.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When any government criminalises and suppresses the statement of facts, that government is sliding down a very slippery slope into fascism.

Those in the Deep State of the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika, have many agendas, and those agendas are nearly almost, ultimately, economic in nature. And the Deep State is certainly not above the employment of terrorism, both domestically, and internationally, to achieve those agendas. These are then partnered with narratives, which are engineered to be perceived as "something that could plausibly be real" to the average American citizen, then regurgitated by their faithful presstitutes as though these narratives were absolute gospel, when in, fact, these narratives turn out to be absolute, outright lies.

Narrative/Lie: 9/11 was created by foreign terrorists in New York. Reality:9/11 was an Inside Job, aided and abetted by Mossad Intelligence

Narrative/Lie: Afghanistan harbored the terrorist Bin Laden, and refused to give him up to Americans post 9/11, so the country had to be invaded. Reality: the US government wanted the rights to the Afghani pipelines, but the Taliban government couldn't produce the "unity government" with which to support the pipelines, so the US government invaded.

When the Bush administration came to power, it decided to give the Taliban one last chance. During a four-day meeting in Berlin in July 2001, representatives of the Bush administration insisted that the Taliban must create a government of “national unity” by sharing power with factions friendly to the United States. The US representatives reportedly said: “Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs.”

After the Taliban refused this offer, US officials told a former Pakistani foreign secretary that “military action against Afghanistan would go ahead . . . before the snows started falling in Afghanistan, by the middle of October at the latest.”18 And, indeed, given the fact that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon occurred when they did, the US military was able to mobilize to begin its attack on Afghanistan by October 7

Narrative/Lie: Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, which is why the US government was compelled to invade it. Reality: Hussein never had weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's Saddam Hussein never had weapons of mass destructionThe invasion was about controlling Iraq's oil, and insuring that Iraq's oil was only sold in US dollars; and that is precisely the state of affairs in Iraq today, no matter the costs in blood and money.

Narrative/Lie: Libya's Moamar Ghadaffi was oppressing his own people, therefore his government had to be overthrown. Reality: Hillary emails confirm US and NATO destroyed Libya over gold-backed currency

This brings us to Russia, and the current smear campaign of demonization against it. Smear campaigns (read: narratives to forward agendas) are frequently the preludes to wars.

Please understand that there are those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America who want to see this country nuke both Russia and China, to prevent the continued rise of the ruble and yuan against the US dollar.

As reported by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts back in April of this year:

Washington plans to Nuke Russia and China

On Thursday, the Wall Street Jerks put out an article about Russia's allegedly having hacked the NSA.

Russian Hackers Roportedly Stole NSA Data But in reading the article, there was no sourcing; no who/what/where/how/and why to be found. Just another accusation with which to demonize Russia, with utterly no provable foundation in fact.

As a Christian pacifist activist, who is constantly exhorting her government to resolve its geopolitical differences with moral, hard-won negotiations, I will go on record here as not being pro-Russian; I am pro my government not being "stuck on stupid" in resolving its issues with other countries only through wars.

That being said, I am respectfully asking those in the Bowels of Power in this country to sit back, take a deep breath, (maybe swallowing some calcium magnesium with some organic juice), and take stock of just how close the precipice of World War III you are taking the American people.

North Korea?!? More war, potentially with China. Syria?!? More combat against Russian and Syrian military here, risking war with Russia. Iran?!? A military answer here would most likely lead to Russian intervention, meaning war with Russia.

War with Russia and/or China would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing this government could do right now, and that's a fact. Unfortunately, this is absolutely no guarantee that this government won't do just that, and this concerns and alarms me greatly.

Oct 08 08:17

Foreign Affairs Mag Advances Domestic Terrorism To Remove Alternative Media

Is Foreign Affairs magazine advancing “domestic terrorism” because it could help remove alternative media, and even jail editors and writers or worse

Oct 08 08:04

Trump: I’ll give peace ‘a shot’ before moving US embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump said he would like to attempt to establish peace between the Israel and Palestine before moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on the Trinity Broadcasting Network's "Huckabee" in an interview that aired on Saturday.

“If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” he continued.
Trump renewed a waiver last August to keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv temporarily, despite promising on the 2016 campaign trail that he would move it to Jerusalem.

The location of the embassy has always been a point of contention between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Israelis see Jerusalem as its capital, however Palestinian want East Jerusalem to be the capital of what they hope will be a future, independent state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a double Picard face-palm, upon reading this.

So Mr. President, a word, please.

There are times, for such a bright man, when your naivete just astounds me to the point of utter and complete amazement.

What your BFF, Netanyahu, and Tel Aviv, want, is not peace with the Palestinians, but territory, and by any means necessary; and that, sir, is why since the country's founding in 1948, they have never declared the extent of their borders.

The Zionist vision for Israel, called Eratz Israel, in Hebrew, has been completely consistent, and that is a country which extends from the Nile to the Euphates. This is how it looks on a map:

Map: Eretz Israel

Notice how many bits of neighboring countries whose borders are obliterated by such an extensive expansion of Israel.

Mr. President, please: a good national leader picks fights he understands he can win; a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is not one of them, as the goals here are completely different. Even an "Art of the Deal" person, like yourself, cannot fix this.

Palestinians have, for decades, wanted their own country, with full UN recognition, and to simply live peacefully.

Unfortunately, however, Israel's "Final Solution" for their "Palestinian problem" is comprised of the elements of serial genocide; a brisk annexation of Palestinian homes and lands in the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, displacing Palestinians who had lived on those places for generations; indefinite imprisonment of Palestinian prisoners without charge; the burning of Palestinian crops; and the developing of Jewish-only settlements which prevent a contiguous state of Palestine to exist.

Oct 08 08:02

Facebook Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption

A Chinese billionaire living in virtual exile in New York, Guo Wengui has riled China’s leaders with his sometimes outlandish tales of deep corruption among family members of top Communist Party officials.

On Saturday, his tales proved too much for one of his favorite platforms for broadcasting those accusations: Facebook.

The social media network said it had blocked a profile under Mr. Guo’s name and taken down another page associated with him. Facebook said the content on both pages had included someone else’s personal identifiable information, which violates its terms of service.

Facebook investigated the accounts after receiving a complaint, according to a spokeswoman.

Oct 07 18:32

Proof: The Mainstream Media Actively Works Against President Trump On A Daily Basis

Amazingly, ONLY 5 percent of the entire mainstream media coverage of president trump was positive with 62 percent being negative! -- “By comparison, coverage of President Barack Obama during the same time period was 42 percent positive, and 20 percent negative. For President George W. Bush the number was 22 percent positive, and 28 percent negative. And for President Bill Clinton it was 27 percent positive, and 28 percent negative.”

Oct 07 10:43

Over 100,000 People Evacuated in Moscow Over False Bomb Explosion Warnings

A wave of anonymous calls over bomb threats in education facilities, shopping centers and administrative buildings has led to a mass evacuation in Moscow on Friday.

More than 100,000 people were evacuated in the Russian capital over false warnings of explosive devices.

The warnings had not been confirmed, but the police had to evacuate Moscow residents due to security reasons.

"More than 130 reports of explosion threats have been received from law enforcement agencies since the beginning of the day, about 100,000 people have been evacuated from all buildings," a source said on condition of anonymity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears to be highly coordinated; but by whom, and for what purpose?!? The destabilization of Russia, with a thought toward "regime change" in Moscow?!?

Wars can be psycological, as well as physical. If 100,000 people are evacuated on false threats of bombings, it will be very hard for those people to really trust that the Russian government can actually protect them in a real emergency.

Was this the purpose?!? To cause the Russian people to lose trust in their government, and very specifically, Vladimir Putin?!? Only time will tell.

Oct 07 10:24

The U.S. Justice System Must Focus On Elite Criminality

Two very important articles published in recent days serve to once again highlight America’s metastasizing elite criminality problem. A problem which our justice system simply refuses to address.

This corrupt two-tier justice system is something I’ve been focused on from the very beginning of my writings, and I continue to see it as a civilization-level threat for this country if not aggressively addressed and confronted in the very near future.

The two articles in question focus on different aspects of untouchable elite culture in America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome to our world, Mr. Durden!!

Oct 07 10:10

The Six ‘Secret’ Tactics of Empire

The 6 ‘secret’ tactics of empire are strategies of change used by governments, usually covertly, to attain political or military ends through means not normally acceptable to the populace as a whole. The strategies are as follows:

1. False Flag Attacks
2. Coercive Engineered Migration
3. Colour Revolutions
4. Humanitarian Intervention
5. Proxy Armies
6. Fake News

The relationship of the state or a political force to the various strategies depends on the political aim. Sometimes there is a direct and openly admitted relationship to the strategy and sometimes it is fervently denied. The outcome of any such strategy is never guaranteed and, indeed, may even have the opposite effect to that intended.

This makes the strategies of change high-risk ventures for the participants as well as those for whom the strategy is hoped to benefit. In some cases these strategies of change seem to be perceived as the only way to change a situation, or at least the most expedient.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As you are deconstructing current events through the eyes, and logic, of an intelligent human being, please remember these tools, and how they are used in American geopolitics to nurture an agenda.

Oct 07 10:04

US Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records

The intelligence division at the Treasury Department has repeatedly and systematically violated domestic surveillance laws by snooping on the private financial records of US citizens and companies, according to government sources.

Over the past year, at least a dozen employees in another branch of the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, have warned officials and Congress that US citizens’ and residents’ banking and financial data has been illegally searched and stored. And the breach, some sources said, extended to other intelligence agencies, such as the National Security Agency, whose officers used the Treasury’s intelligence division as an illegal back door to gain access to American citizens’ financial records. The NSA said that any allegations that it “is operating outside of its authorities and knowingly violating U.S. persons’ privacy and civil liberties is categorically false.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Conducting illegal searches is standard operating procedure for all Federal agencies; then, they lie about it, attempting to cover it up.

Oct 07 09:55

JOHN KIRIAKOU, CIA OFFICER IN TORTURE LEAK CASE, INJURED IN SERIOUS TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Updated | John Kiriakou, a prominent ex-CIA officer who was among the first to reveal the agency’s torture program, was seriously injured in a scooter accident earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

Kiriakou says he suffered six broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a fractured vertebrae in an accident Tuesday night en route to a bookstore in northwest D.C. "I had a port installed in my neck and a second port installed in my back to take targeted painkillers,” he wrote on his Facebook page. "Thank God I was wearing a helmet.”

Kiriakou was driving his Vespa in northwest Washington Tuesday night when a car stopped suddenly in front of him. He plowed into the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to George Washington University Hospital, Radack says.

The Washington Metropolitan Police Department said it had no record of the incident and referred inquiries to the U.S. Park Police, which also patrols the area. The Park Police could not be reached for comment in time for publication.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was most likely a botched assassination attempt; why else did Washington Metro Police claim they did not have any information on it, and the Park Police refused to comment?!?

John, along with that helmet, please get your Kevlar undies on; don't get "depressed", and don't ride in small aircraft, for heaven's sake!!

Oct 07 09:47

When the Government Declared War on the First Amendment

It all started with President Woodrow Wilson. On April 2, 1917, Wilson urged the nation into battle against Germany in order to "make the world safe for democracy." But the president also set his sights on certain enemies located much closer to home. "Millions of men and women of German birth and native sympathy...live among us," Wilson observed. "If there should be disloyalty, it will be dealt with with a firm hand of repression."

That firm hand came in the form of the Espionage Act, which Congress passed in June 1917 and Wilson eagerly signed into law. Among other things, the act made it illegal to "convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies." That sweeping language effectively criminalized most forms of anti-war speech. If convicted of obstructing the war effort, the guilty party faced up to $10,000 in fines and up to 20 years in prison.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should America be going to war with any of its "enemies du jour" in the 21st century, look for even more draconian repressions on freedom of speech, and the outright criminalisation of the right to speak logically and peacefully about Federal governmental decisions with which you may not agree.

Oct 07 09:41

Jimmy Carter: What I’ve learned from North Korea’s leaders

Over more than 20 years, I have spent many hours in discussions with top North Korean officials and private citizens during visits to Pyongyang and to the countryside. I found Kim Il Sung (their “Great Leader”), Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and other leaders to be both completely rational and dedicated to the preservation of their regime.

What the officials have always demanded is direct talks with the United States, leading to a permanent peace treaty to replace the still-prevailing 1953 cease-fire that has failed to end the Korean conflict. They want an end to sanctions, a guarantee that there will be no military attack on a peaceful North Korea, and eventual normal relations between their country and the international community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What President Carter is saying, is completely logical.

But on this issue, President Trump has backed himself into a rather intense geopolitical corner, and it's going to be a hard one to get out of.

All during his campaign, Trump swore that he would never allow North Korea to develop nuclear weapons; at this point, it is very likely that North Korea is either close to, or has developed, nuclear weapons.

They are also developing missles which can fly a longer trajectory than ever before, and are coming close to staging accurately, which means that they can hit at what they are aiming.

The following article is a very interesting history about a 72 year relationship between North Korea and the US government, and how the US broke its promises to North Korea, beginning in the Bush era:

What is Really Behind North Korea's nuclear provocations.

I absolutely agree with Preisident Carter, that what is desperately needed here, rather than bullets or bombs flying, is a quiet, good-faith conversation between the US; North Korea; South Korea; and Japan, to replace the armistice with an iron clad peace treaty, which guarantees open, unsanctioned trade; a guarantee of non-intervention by the US militarily; and the quid pro quo would be the cessation of North Korea's nuclear program.

Unfortunately, however, President Trump has dug his own hole on this, and has stepped up the rhetoric, doubling down on threats aganst North Korea.

And now with the coming US decertification of the P5+1 treaty, Kim Jung Un, and the world, will recognise that the US government is pathologically incapable of respecting its treaties, and keeping its geopolitical promises.

I am concerned that shooting war is coming here, as completely ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid as the justification for that war might be.

Chinese officials have stated that if the US military strikes the first blow, it will come to North Korea's defense; so from the American Military's perspective, it must appear that North Korea struck first.

One can never predict exact timing on such an event, but the Radioactive USS Ronald Regan is steaming through the South China Seas, to dock in South Korea for war games, and on the 10th of October, comes a very important national holiday for North Korea.

Kim Jong Un likes to pair national holidays with his rocket launches.

I would therefore suggest that we might be looking at a rocket launch which (courtesy of a US false flag) might go horribly wrong, and hit an American asset, or ally, very hard.

This, then, would be the "justification" for a US Alliance attack against North Korea, and the estimates for lives lost in such an operation, are staggering.

Oct 07 09:11

Kaspersky Lab Denies WSJ Allegations of Hacking NSA

Consistently at or near the top of security software maker rankings, Russian-based Kaspersky Lab continues to attract suspicion, based on little to no evidence, of being a “threat” to US national security.

This week, the allegations came out of the Wall Street Journal, which claimed that an NSA contractor who ran Kaspersky antivirus on his computer was hacked, and immediately concluded that Kaspersky hacked him to get NSA data for the Russian government.

Kaspersky founder Eugene Kaspersky mocked the claim as “like the script of a C movie.” He offered an alternate explanation for the data loss, that the NSA tools on the computer were correctly identified as new forms of malware by Kaspersky’s software.

The supposition that being a security software company and Russia-based makes them tantamount to Russian spies has been enough of an excuse for US officials to increasingly demonize the company, despite the lack of real evidence of wrongdoing, let alone culpability.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Wall Street Jerks' article provided was absolutely no tangible proof of their allegations whatsoever, and there was utterly no sourcing to these allegations.

Mike and I have used Kaspersky security products, and consider them excellent; but of course, we're not the ones desperately trying to demonize Russia toward the goal of starting a shooting war against it!!

Oct 07 09:05

Catalonia to Defy Spain, Declare Independence Next Week

Spain’s Constitutional Court does not appear to be having much luck stopping an imminent Catalan declaration of independence. After ruling on Thursday that the regional parliament won’t be allowed to meet on Monday to declare independence, Catalonia looks to be doing an end around: they’re going to make the announcement Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And to all the Spanish politicians (and assorted Spanish royalty) who are whining and moaning about this Catalonian move, there is one very significant thing you need to remember.

Spain is a signatory to the UN.

And in the charter of the UN, the concept of peaceful self-determination is enshrined, and writ large.

So what is Spain going to do when Catalonia declares its independence, withdraw from the UN?!?

I think not.

Oct 07 09:01

Trump Threatens as Iran Says Missile Program Not Up for Negotiation

Following up on yesterday’s report that President Trump is going to decertify the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran on the grounds it is “not in America’s interests,” he is stepping up threats against Iran, promising a “broad strategy” to punish Iran for all of its bad behavior.

Decertification would lead to a vote in Congress, which Trump appears to believe will lead to the US withdrawing from the P5+1. This isn’t going to take place until next week, however,which has fueled speculation Iran might be coerced into making new concessions to placate him.

Iran, however, says that this is not the case. Noting that they’re complying with the nuclear deal as it is, Iran has denied reports they’d be willing to negotiate on their conventional missile program, saying they believe demands for more concessions are a violation of the UN Security Council resolution on the nuclear deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I mentioned yesterday, a US decertification of the P5+1 deal, would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid decision the Trump administration could make, at this point.

Of course, with President Whisperer, Israel's Benyamin Netanyahu constantly cheerleading for "regime change" in Tehran, the purpose of the decertification is to leave the US open to attempt a regime change by force.

I would like to strongly caution President Trump that Israel fully expects the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika to do this for him, but primarily at the costs of American blood and American money.

And Mr. President, I would like to politely remind you that Russian diplomats and chief military officers have consistently stated, that if Iran is attacked, Russia will come to its aid miilitarily.

Do you, sir, really want a war with Russia over regime change in Tehran?!?

I would suggest, sir, that if Mattis, McMaster and Kelly are being painfully honest with you, they will urge extreme caution, and tell you to your face that this is one hell of a lousy option, no matter how much Netanyahu screams at you on the phone that you MUST do it, to destroy its existential enemy, Iran.

I would also like to politely remind you, that Iran has not initiated a war in over 200 years.

Oct 07 08:49

Saudis Reject UN Blacklisting Over Yemen Child Deaths

Saudi Arabia is complaining on Friday after winding up on the UN blacklist for violence against children in warzones related to their attacks on Yemen. The report blamed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for at least 683 child casualties in 2016.

Saudi officials complained their inclusion was “misleading,” but offered no evidence to the contrary. Saudi Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi insists that Saudi warplanes exercise the “maximum degree of care.”

Which is a claim that is unlikely to convince anybody. Since attacking Yemen in 2015, the Saudis have been implicated in a massive number of civilian deaths in airstrikes against populated areas. Repeated attacks against schools, oftentimes repeatedly hitting the same schools multiple times, underscores the risk children are under during the air war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Saudi Prince Salman, the entire House of Saud, and Saudi Diplomats; your rebuttal has utterly zero basis in fact, and you know it.

And Prince Salman, a word, please; I don't know how many honorific titles you carry, by your relationship to the House of Saud.

However, there is one title which will follow you beyond the grave, and make you the most detested, reviled Saudi monarch of the 21st century in your country, and beyond: that of the Butcher of Yemen.

And sir, the entire world knows; you have earned that title!!

Oct 07 08:34

9/11 GAVE US THE POLICE STATE WITH THE “PATRIOT” ACT, AFTER VEGAS GET READY FOR “USA LIBERTY” ACT

After 9/11, the United States government preyed on the fear felt by many Americans to justify the passage of the USA Patriot Act—a law that was supposed to prevent future terrorist attacks. Now, after the Las Vegas shooting, the government has another proposed law ready to go, and just as with the Patriot Act, it also infringes on Americans’ liberties, and does very little for their security.

The USA Liberty Act is the latest trendy name for a law that would reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2017. According to the House Judiciary Committee, the act would preserve “the core purpose of Section 702: the collection of electronic communications by non-U.S. persons for use in our nation’s defense.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One cannot get away from the "convenience" of the timing of this horrific mass assassination and wounding, and the "rolling out" of this legislation; not one bit.

I have long ago stopped believing in "coincidence", when the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika want to "sell" its citizenry on something.

Whatever it is, in terms of legislation, it is generally crafted to squeeze more money, or more freedoms, out of us.

Oct 07 08:21

2009-2015 THE USA HAD A LOWER ANNUAL DEATH RATE FROM ‘MASS SHOOTINGS’ THAN NORWAY, FRANCE, FINLAND, OR BELGIUM

This is an amazing statistic and one that flies in the face of much of what one hears from the media these days.

We prefer not to make purely cross-sectional comparisons, but this claim is simply not true. The data below looks at the period of time from the beginning of the Obama administration in January 2009 until the end of 2015. Mass public shootings – defined as four or more people killed in a public place, and not in the course of committing another crime, and not involving struggles over sovereignty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: we are continually being lied to about gun violence, to further the agenda of Federal gun confiscation.

Oct 07 08:16

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars.

“This sale furthers U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats,” the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation agency said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, the Pentagon is keen to close this deal, and quickly, as Saudi Arabia's King just inked a deal with Russia for their fighter-killer s-400.

Saudi Arabia agrees deal for Russian S400 missile defense systems

The Pentagon clearly understands that it may well be the last US big weapons deal with Saudi Arabia for quite some time, due to the mediocracy, and extravagant costs, of US weapons systems, as opposed to huge strides in both Russian and Chinese weapons systems which come at significantly less expense than do their US competitors.

And as to the alleged "Iranian threat"; Sec Def Mattis, a short, pop quiz, please; when, in the last 200 years, has Iran initiated a war?!?

Sir, I hate to burst your bubble on this, but the short answer is, NEVER!!

Oct 07 07:48

REVEALED: U.S. TESTED CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS ON UNKNOWING CANADIAN CIVILIANS DURING THE COLD WAR

The U.S. Army secretly tested carcinogenic chemicals on unknowing residents of Canada in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving radioactive ingredients meant to attack the Soviet Union, according to classified documents revealed in a new book Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans by Lisa Martino-Taylor, an associate professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College.

The incidents occurred between July 9, 1953 and Aug 1, 1953 when they sprayed six kilograms of zinc cadmium sulfide onto unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg from U.S. Army planes. The Army then returned 11 years later in 1964 and repeated the experiments in other parts of Canada including Suffield, Alta. and Medicine Hat, Alta., according to Martino-Taylor, National Post reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, neither the US nor Candian government gave a rat's anus about to what happend to the people exposed; they were "simply expendable" in the name of a scientific experiment.

Oct 07 06:25

Paul Craig Roberts: Has The Israel Lobby Destroyed Americans’ First Amendment Rights?

The Israel Lobby has shown its power over Americans’ perceptions and ability to exercise free speech via its influence in media, entertainment and ability to block university tenure appointments, such as those of Norman Finkelstein and Steven Salaita. Indeed, the power of the Israel Lobby is today so widely recognized and feared that editors, producers, and tenure committees anticipate the lobby’s objections in advance and avoid writers, subjects, and professors judged unacceptable to the lobby.>>>

Oct 07 04:49

9/11 Gave Us the Police State With the “Patriot” Act, After Vegas Get Ready for “USA Liberty” Act

After 9/11, the United States government preyed on the fear felt by many Americans to justify the passage of the USA Patriot Act—a law that was supposed to prevent future terrorist attacks. Now, after the Las Vegas shooting, the government has another proposed law ready to go, and just as with the Patriot Act, it also infringes on Americans’ liberties, and does very little for their security.

Oct 07 04:13

Truth vs. the Feds and Their Media — Chuck Baldwin on the shootings.

Yes, I am extremely cynical of any and all mass shootings—and this one is no exception. And I’m sure the more we learn over the next several weeks and months will only serve to augment, not allay, my cynicism.

Oct 07 01:24

Democrats Intro Automatic Gun-Fire Prevention Act to Ban Gun Parts

The chances of this bill moving on are still slim with staunch second amendment supporters such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee in the Senate. There is an even smaller chance of the bill making it through the House Of Representatives, but that doesn't mean that it is doomed to fail.

Oct 06 16:46

U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats. The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars.

Oct 06 13:13

Holy Tasteless! New Batman Video Game Depicts Murdered Russian Diplomat’s Body

The newest video game from developer Telltale Games’ series “Batman: The Enemy Within” features a photo of the corpse of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated in December 2016.

Karlov, a veteran diplomat who at one point served as the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs (which provides passport and visa services), was killed during a scheduled speech at an art exhibition celebrating Turkish-Russian friendship. He was shot in the back by Mevlüt Mert Alt?nta?, a Turkish police officer who yelled "Allahu Akbar" and "Do not forget Aleppo, do not forget Syria" before being gunned down himself by Turkish security forces.

Footage and photos of Altintas standing over Karlov's body, shouting and brandishing his pistol, widely circulated online. One picture, taken by Hasam Kilic, seems to have found its way into an unexpected place: a crime scene being investigated by Batman in a video game.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Military/intelligence assets work hand in hand with the video/computer game industry every day.

So I have to wonder if the founders of this company, Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner and Troy Molander, are, perhaps, covert CIA/US military assets, who understand that if you are going to demonize a country (Let's say, for the sake of explanation, Russia) to your population, particularly to the young people who will be ultimately drafted to fight that country, you start with the young men, who are the primary players of computer games, to demonize that country which is ultimately going to be the recipient of an American military attack.

This has been rather recently released, so I wonder about the timing of an actual war with Russia, vis a vis the release of this video game, and how the owners of Telltale bet on the release of this game to continue the demonization in which the corporate presstitutes are collaborating so cheerfully.

Oct 06 12:56

“The Revolution Will Not Uphold the Constitution” – Hard-Left Black Lives Matter Agitators Disrupt ACLU Free Speech Event

A group of hard-left agitators affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement disrupted a free speech event put on by the American Civil Liberties Union at the College of William & Mary, rushing the stage and preventing the guest from even speaking while chanting Antifa like slogans about how bad the country is and the need to shut down free speech once and for all.

The ACLU’s Claire Gastañaga was at the college to speak on the subject of “Students and the First Amendment” but shortly after taking the stage she was overrun with BLM protesters who made it clear they were there to do one thing – shut down free speech completely.

As Reason Magazine reported, the disruption was livestreamed and documented a variety of different shocking statements made by the group that paint a clear picture of who the people on the hard-left really are as well as what they seem to be willing to do to achieve their goals.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "Hard Left" reeks with the aura of "entitledment".

And I am very concerned about the coming "Antifa" protests which are supposed to start on 4 November, threatening to "take over" the US government and depose Trump and Pence.

What their actions will most likely achieve, if people are foolish enough to believe that this kind of behavour will bring about the changes they seek, will be a suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the imposition of martial law in this country; this is hardly a place any sane Ameericans want to be.

Oct 06 12:45

Iran, Iraq, And Turkey Unite To Block Kurdish Oil Exports

Iraq, Iran, and Turkey are taking a unified stance against Kurdistan’s oil sector after the region elected to seek independence from Baghdad in a referendum in September, according to a new report by Rudaw.

“In the case of northern Iraq; Iran, Iraq and Turkey will form a tripartite mechanism and will decide on shutting down the oil,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after a meeting with leaders from the other two nations on Thursday.

A day before the vote, the Iraqi central government issued a statement calling on “neighboring countries and countries of the world” to stop buying crude oil directly from Kurdistan and only deal with Baghdad.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How, practically, are Iran, Turkey, and Iraq going to do this, without literally blowing up the oil rigs?!?

And please remember: Russia has just signed off on an independent deal with Kurdistan regarding its oil; these countries have better tread very softly on any Russian resolved to see an independent Kurdistan happen.

Oct 06 12:38

Russian Hackers Win Again: John Kelly's Personal Cell Allegedly "Compromised" For Months

Is John Kelly the latest victim of the now infamous, pesky, yet extremely elusive, 'Russian hackers' that cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election and are slowly taking over the world? According to Politico, he just might be...

White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, according to three U.S. government officials.

The discovery raises concerns that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on Kelly’s phone while he was secretary of Homeland Security and after he joined the West Wing.

Tech support staff discovered the suspected breach after Kelly turned his phone in to White House tech support this summer complaining that it wasn’t working or updating software properly.

Kelly told the staffers the phone hadn’t been working properly for months, according to the officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, let's track the logic; Kelly's personal phone misbehaves for months, and he doesn't have the horse sense to get it checked when it originally stopped working the way it should have?!?

And it is THIS guy who has the ear of the President of the United States?!?

Be afraid, people; be very afraid!!

Oct 06 12:28

North Korea Planning To Test Fire Missile Capable Of Reaching U.S. West Coast; Stocks Slide

Is this the stormy weather that Donald Trump was referring to yesterday?

Russian news agency Sputnik reports, that according to a Russian lawmaker, who has just returned from North Korea, Pyongyang is ready to test a missile capable of reaching the US western coast.

"They are preparing for a new test of a longer-range missile. They even gave us mathematical calculations that they believe prove that their missile can hit the western coast of the United States," Morozov said.
"In the near future, they are going to carry out, as far as we understand, yet another launch of a missile, but this time with a longer range," the lawmaker said, adding that the general mood in Pyongyang is "rather belligerent."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports are true, it may well push President Trump over the edge in terms of a pre-emptive attack against North Korea (which may well lead to China entering such a conflict on North Korea's side).

And then, we have this ominous headline from rt.com today:

US warship approaches Korean Peninsula for drills with South Korea But underneath that, the following text continues:

"The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier along with a guided-missile cruiser and a nuclear-powered submarine are on their way to the Korean Peninsula to prepare for a potential war with North Korea, while Pyongyang reportedly plans new missiles tests.

As of Friday afternoon, the USS Ronald Reagan, with nearly 80 aircraft on board, was in the South China Sea on its way to the shores of US ally South Korea."

I do not know how long it takes an aircraft carrier to transit from the South China Sea to South Korea; but my gut is telling me something wicked this way comes, and soon, between the US and NOKO.

Oct 06 12:24

BLS Caught Fabricating Wage Data

While it's not the first time we have observed the BLS manipulate data (the last time was in "This Is What Happens When The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Is Caught In A Lie"), never before had we actually caught the Bureau Of Labor Statistics openly fabricating data. Until now.

As reported earlier today, in one of the most closely watched statistics in today's payrolls report, the BLS reported that the annual increase in Average Weekly Earnings was a whopping 2.9%, above the 2.5% expected, and above the 2.5% reported last month. On the surface this was a great number, as the 2.9% annual increase - whether distorted by hurricanes or not - was the highest since the financial crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised?!?

Oct 06 12:21

YouTube revises search results following outrage over Las Vegas shooting conspiracy videos

YouTube is modifying its search algorithms to prevent conspiracy theories and fake news videos from making it to the top of its search results, following outrage over the high visibility of videos spreading misinformation about the Las Vegas mass shooting, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Misinformation" -> Anything that questions the official story.

Oct 06 12:16

California Can Now Jail People For Misusing Gender Pronouns

California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday.

The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” can be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code.

Known as the “LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights,” the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to allow residents to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of biological sex. The bill’s author, state Sen. Scott Weiner, argues that religious views don’t hold weight in public areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From: the State of California's "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" Department!

Oct 06 11:42

The U.S. Congress Is Trying to Give the F-35 a Pass for All Its Problems

The $700-billion defense authorization bill for 2018 contains a number of provisions that are likely to increase the risk of cost overruns for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and undermine the ability of Pentagon officials and Congress to assess the combat suitability of new weapon systems in the future.

One of the central debates for the F-35 program is whether it will be more combat-capable than the systems it is replacing. The most controversial of these claims has been that the F-35 would be an acceptable close air support replacement for the A-10 — which even Air Force officials eventually backed away from.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, I wonder how much, per Congressional representative, did Lockheed Martin have to pay for the language in this Defense Authorization Bill?!?

It must have cost them a bundle.

Oct 06 11:41

Venezuela raises possibility of Russian military help to counter US

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday raised the possibility of getting military support from Russia to boost its defensive capabilities after President Donald Trump threatened to use force against the South American nation.

Speaking at an energy forum in Moscow, Maduro said his administration will discuss increased military cooperation with the Russian government during his visit this week.

“I am sure, even if we do not ask, we will be given even more support to boost Venezuela’s defense capacity and sovereignty," Maduro said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A war with Russia over Venezuela's bounteous oil reserves?!?

PLEASE, GOD, NO!!!!

Oct 06 11:20

Trump Will Declare Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Not in the National Interest’

Officials familiar with the situation say that President Trump is intending to “decertify” the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran ahead of the October 15 deadline. With no evidence Iran is violating the deal in any way, he is going to instead claim it is just “not in the national interest of the United States” to honor the deal’s terms.

This has much the same effect as falsely claiming Iran to be in violation, as it would put the nuclear deal up for a vote in Congress. Though Congress has long expressed opposition to the deal, it’s likely to be controversial to cancel it years after its implementation for literally no reason.

President Trump is to give a speech surrounding the matter, expected next Thursday, and will lay out a broad strategy of confronting Iran, trying to blame them for all Middle East instability and terrorism. This would both be aimed at justifying the decertification, and setting the stage for another flurry of sanctions and threats to attack Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please: walking away from the P5+1 deal will probably go down as the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid decision ever to be made by your administration so far.

To blame Iran for the instability in the Middle East, when it is the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America which are generally responsible for creating the arc of instability (not to mention insanity) in the Middle East,moving Westward toward Russia, and Eastward toward China and Asia, appears, to most sane observers, to typify the behaviour here as that of the head of an empire which is on the desperate, utter brink of collapse.

Iran, as you should know, has not started a war in over 200 year; the same can hardly be said for either Israel, or the US, unfortunately.

IF you force the US to walk away from this deal, do you think that any leader of any country on the planet will believe that the US government can ever negotiate in good faith again?!? Mr. President, the short answer is, HELL, no!!

Walking away from this deal will probably translate into Iran getting back into their nuclear weapons program, because, like North Korea's Kim Jung Un, President Rouhani will realize that the only way to avoid an outright invasion from the US is to have a credible deterrent against it.

The P5+1 program is working; and the guys and gals at the IAEA have continued to certify, since the deal went into effect, that Iran is complying.

And Mr. President, I need to ask: what country's "national interests" are "injured" by the US complying with the deal?!?

You need to take a good, careful look at your key advisors, that unholy triumverate of "president whisperers" consisting of Kelly, Mattis, and Mc Master, who seem to believe that the only solutions to US geopolitical problem are more wars, and wars only; but there is a fourth, and we both know that is one Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu.

I feel compelled to strongly caution you that although Netanyahu and Tel Aviv have cheerled for regime change in Tehran for decades, they fully expect that outcome to be purchased primarily at the costs of American blood, and America money.

Also, sir, there is that "6000 lb gorilla in the living room" snoozing on the Bosendorfer on the issue of an attack against Iran; the name of the 6000 lb Gorilla is Russia. Russian military and civilian politicians have sworn, consistently, that should Iran be attacked militarily, Russia will come to its aid.

Mr. President, this country is broke; its military does not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the money to successfully engage militarily with the Russians in Iran.

I therefore respectfully, and sincerely, ask you to reconsider this decertification; this decision will, unfortunately, most likely, lead this country into a world war.

Oct 06 11:19

Why Big Oil Conquered The World corbettreport


Published on Oct 6, 2017TRANSCRIPT AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/bigoil

The 20th century was the century of oil. From farm to fork, factory to freeway, there is no aspect of our modern life that has not been shaped by the oil industry. But as the "post-carbon" era of the 21st century comes into view, there are those who see this as the end of the oiligarchy. They couldn't be more wrong. This is the remarkable true story of the world that Big Oil is creating, and how they plan to bring it about.

Oct 06 10:48

UN Blacklists Saudi Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

In keeping with a draft copy of the report leaked early this week, the annual UN blacklist for harming children in armed conflict has named the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen as a major violator of the rights of children, noting that their war efforts have killed or injured 683 Yemeni children in 2016, and bombed dozens of schools and hospitals.

The report confirmed that Saudi actions “objectively led to” 683 child casualties, and 38 verified incidents, They listed al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the Shi’ite Houthi movement as well, though all had lower casualty counts.

Saudi Arabia invaded Yemen in early 2015, with a coalition that includes Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Senegal, Sudan, and the United States. US involvement has included targeting support for Saudi warplanes, in-air refueling for Saudi bombers, and naval participation in the blockade of Yemen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All the Saudis have to do is threaten to withdraw funding to the UN, and these accusations will simply melt away again.

This blacklisting will do absolutely nothing to stop the continued Yemeni genocide by the Saudis.

Oh, and BTW; the US participation in these activities makes the US complicit in war crimes in Yemen; how do you like being a citizens of a country committig war crimes in the Middle East with impunity?!?

I do not, thank you very much.

Oct 06 10:43

Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Accept Palestinian Unity Deal

Speaking at a conference of the ruling Likud Party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ruled out accepting the Palestinian unity government, should one ultimately come into place as a result of ongoing negotiations among Palestinian factions.

Netanyahu insisted that any Palestinian unity would necessarily come at the expense of Israel’s existence, and that he would not allow this. Other top Israeli officials also condemned the reconciliation talks, suggesting they amounted to the Abbas government “cozying up to a murderous terror organization.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just another stalling tactic to prevent meaningful peace negotiations from happening, which is why Netnayahu is refusing talks...again.

And to characterise Fatah as "...A murderous, terroist organisation"?!?

Forgive me, Mr. Prime Minister; I thought for a moment that you were talking about the IDF, and its slow motion genocide against Palestinian kids!

Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces

If Americans Knew: the impact of of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict on Children

Invisible Killings; Israeli daily toll on Palestinian Children

25 Palestinian Chidren killed in 3 Months

Israel clears military after Gaza Beach murder of Children

Israeli military kills Palestinian Kids,
UN Whitewashes It

World Disgrace: Gaza UN shelter School bombed by the IDF

Suspected IDF murderer of a Palestinian Boy Identified

Palestinian Children murdered by IDF snipers

IDF sniper admits to murdering 13 Gazan children on Instagram

Unlawful killing of two Palestinian kids outside of Ofer.

One Palestinian child killed every 3 days by Israel for 13 years: Statistics

Palestinian fury as 'Jewish settler' arson attack kills child

Israeli strike kills four Palestinian children playing soccer on Gaza beach

Not that there have not been atrocities from the Palestinian side as well, and we understand this; however, that having been said, I would politely suggest that when Prime Minister Netanyahu characterises any group as "murderous", he may well want to think...before he makes such an accusation, as a blowback comparison to the IDF will be practically be inevitable, given their unrestrained geoncidal proclivities against the Palestinians.

Oct 06 10:15

Israel seals off West Bank and Gaza as Sukkot begins: Eleven-day border closure hits some four million Palestinians as week-long Jewish holiday commences.

Israeli authorities have sealed off the occupied West Bank and the already besieged Gaza Strip for 11 days, as Jewish celebrations for the Sukkot holiday commence.

At midnight on Tuesday, all crossings to the West Bank and Gaza Strip were closed off to some four million Palestinians in the territories.

Many of those affected by the move hold Israeli work permits and cross over to go to their jobs daily.

Banned from entering Israel, they now stand to lose their livelihood for the next 10 days.

But Kamal Haddad, a local official in Beit Iksa, a village northwest of Jerusalem, told Al Jazeera that workers in the area have already been denied entry into Israel and settlement construction sites for several days.

"They [Israeli soldiers] roam around settlement construction sites in the West Bank and if they see anyone there, they immediately send them back to their villages," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remind me again, how Israel is allgedly, the "only democracy in the Middle East!"?!?

But of course, what else could the world possibly expect from such a vilely apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, against their Palestinian captives?!?

Oct 06 10:07

SAUDIS ROCK US ALLIANCE, SAY THEY’LL BUY RUSSIA’S TOP PLANE KILLER, S-400

That rumble under your feet you sensed this morning was the earthquake caused by the decision of one of America’s closest allies, Saudis Arabia, to join Turkey in buying Russia’s vaunted S-400 surface to air missile system.

The announcement carried extra diplomatic weight as Saudi King Salman was visiting Russia when the Saudis made the announcement.

Former NATO and European Command leader, retired Adm. James Stavridis, called the sale “a step backwards in US foreign and defense policy.” Since World War II, when President Roosevelt agreed with King Faisal that we would guarantee Saudi sovereignty in return for access to their oil, the kingdom has been one of our closest allies, notwithstanding the 911 attacks led by Saudi citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a word, please.

It is very simple; the Russian weapons systems work as advertised, as demonstrated by the incredible performance they have given in Syria; right now, American weaponry is in a state of utter shambles, courtesy of lousy engineering and huge cost overruns at the public's expense, which the US military and Federal government simply allow to continue, courtesy of overt and covert "contributions" to political campaigns, and other causes near and dear to various movers and shakers in the Bowels of Power in the government of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America.

The entire culture of the weapons manufacturing industry has to change, and quickly, in order to fix this; otherwise, the US military will continue to be technologically gapped behind other weapons manufacturers in countries like Russia and China.

And that snit about the Saudis and 9/11: 9/11 was an inside job, co-facilitated by Israeli intelligence.

Oct 06 09:52

HomeNewsFBI must work undercover with ISIS, even during attacks, to climb group's ranks - criminal attorney

Entrapment is never good, it is always harmful, and it is never a way to find the perpetrators of an attack because criminals are going to be able to carry this out, Jennifer Breedon, international criminal law attorney, told RT.

The FBI is being sued by a victim of an ISIS-inspired attack in 2015, during a controversial 'Draw Muhammad' cartoon drawing contest in Texas. The lawsuit alleges the bureau may have been complicit in the terrorist incident by not acting upon early warnings signs.

RT spoke with Jennifer Breedon, international criminal law attorney, for her take on the case.

RT: What do you think about the Garland terror attack controversy?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I singularly unsurprised at this?!?

The FBI has frequently demonstrated a completely callous disregard for human life, if their geopolitical objectives are achieved.

Oct 06 09:39

PUTIN STRIKES AGAIN: RUSSIAN HACKERS REPORTEDLY STOLE NSA DATA ON CYBER DEFENSE

Looks like Russian President Vladimir Putin is back at it.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that hackers working for the Russian government have stolen data describing how US intelligence agencies infiltrate foreign computer networks and how they defend against cyberattacks. The data was stolen after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer, according to WSJ’s anonymous sources.

News of the hack, which hasn’t been exposed previously, explains the federal government’s abrupt crackdown on Moscow-based security firms Kaspersky Labs. As WSJ explains, the contractor may have been targeted after hackers identified the files thanks to the contractor’s use of a popular antivirus software created by Kaspersky.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No sourcing?!?

Since, please, did WSJ get so completely sloppy in their "alleged" reporting?!?

And what moronic National Security Agency contractor would have been so completely stupid as to put sensitive material like that on their home computer?!?

Is the major prerequisite necessary to working for the NSA complete, and abysmal technological stupidity?!?

OK, WSJ: either source, and do what is supposed to be your job, or shut the flip up; this is simply more anonymous demonization of Russia, which we all understand is part of the prelude to a shooting war against it.

And to your Editor in Chief, Gerard Baker, a word, please, sir; whatever compensation you are getting, overtly or covertly, from elements of the Deep State in this country, desperate to see this country at war with Russia (and China) to cut off the rise of the ruble and yuan in international trade, it cannot possibly be enough!!

Oct 06 09:23

US HOMELAND SECURITY AGENTS ‘ACCEPTED BRIBES, PROSTITUTES FROM COLOMBIA CRIME LORDS’

At least two Homeland Security agents took cash and prostitutes from Colombian crime lords in exchange for erasing their criminal records, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

In a story befit for the ages, the two agents, one named Christopher Ciccione and the other unnamed, enjoyed a lavish evening in Bogota with fine wine, a suitcase full of cash, a famous singer, prostitutes, and an army colonel–all in exchange for helping at least two major crime lords.

Both agents reportedly worked for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Miami, Florida.

According to a Department of Justice indictment released last week, Special Agent Christopher Ciccione worked through a Colombian intermediary, Juan Velasco, to organize a bribery scheme with crime lord Jose Piedrahita, an infamous narcotrafficker and assassin associated with the Cali Cartel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That would be perfectly predictable; after all, those would have been the years of the Clinton Presidency, and Bill and Hill didn't care who they got the money from, for favors; in fact, there is a marvellous photo of Hillary Clinton posing by the White House Christmas Tree with convicted drug felon Hose Cabrera.

Hillary Clinton posing with convicted drug felon, Jose Cabrera, at a White House Christmas party

She had to know; so why did she do this, understanding what the optics would look like?!?

Because she believed, and still believes to this day, that she could, and can, do anything with impunity, no matter how ugly it may look, and get away with it.

Hey, money from convicted drug felons; accepting money from heads of state at the Clinton Foundation, who had the LGBT citizens of their countries jailed, or executed; or heads of state where women routinely got genitally mutilated; that was just fine with her, as long as the money continued to flow.

Oct 06 09:04

SYRIA - RUSSIA ISSUES THIRD WARNING AGAINST U.S. COOPERATION WITH TERRORISTS

The Syrian Army was on its way across the Euphrates river to liberate the oil- and gas-fields east of Deir Ezzor city. The U.S. countered the move. It sent a small forces of Arab tribal mercenaries who were earlier allied with the Islamic State (ISIS). These proxy forces came from a northern direction and moved through Islamic State held areas without fighting and casualties up to the walls of Deir Ezzor city.

The Syrian army was about to win the race when it started to cross the Euphrates. But it suddenly was surprised by a large al-Qaeda attack in southern Idleb province. That area had been quiet for months. 29 Russian troops who were supervising a deescalation zone there were nearly encircled by al-Qaeda forces. They only escape after an emergency relief operation had cut through al-Qaeda lines. The Russian Ministry of Defense accused the U.S. of having communicated the position of the Russian platoon to al-Qaeda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears as though the Deep Staters in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, have decided that a shooting war against Russia in Syria is a brilliant idea.

Oct 06 06:43

Harvey Weinstein: Clinton Friend, Fundraiser, Sexist Pig -Massive Sexual Predator

Influential Hollywood producer and a Hillary Clinton financial backer, Dem fundraiser

Weinstein talked about how he planned to fight Trump and help the cause of women's rights; today he is exposed as a massive sexual predator

Oct 05 14:12

CONFIRMED: Vegas Shooting Suspect Prescribed Dangerous Drugs – Just Like Many Previous Mass Shooters

While many in mainstream media are quick to blame weapons themselves for the criminal actions of wicked individuals, the linkage between the consumption of psychotropic drugs and mass shootings in the United States is the real story. While all people on psychotropic drugs are not mass shooters, most mass shooters are on psychotropic drugs.

Oct 05 14:07

Can the Government Keep Us Safe? Don’t make Judge Napolitano laugh.

This leaves us in a very precarious position today. The government cannot keep us safe, but it claims that it can. It wants to interfere with our natural rights to self-defense and to privacy, but whenever it does so, it keeps us less safe. And in whatever arena it keeps us less safe and falsely fosters the impression that we are safe, we become less free.

Oct 05 12:30

Over half of new cancer drugs 'show no benefits' for survival or wellbeing.

Of 48 cancer drugs approved between 2009-2013, 57% of uses showed no benefits and some benefits were ‘clinically meaningless’, says BMJ study.

Oct 05 09:21

WARNING: There Is Going to be an Attempted Communist Revolution on Nov. 4

Back in August, I wrote about conferences held across the nation to begin planning these riots protests. Conferences were held in New York, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. This is something that has been in the works for months, and basically, every group that is un-American is in on it.

What do they want to replace the Trump/Pence “regime” with?

I’m glad you asked. Their plan is to replace our current form of government with first, Socialism and ultimately, Communism. It says so right in their constitution. Oh, wait – I forgot to tell you – they have a draft of a constitution with which they want to replace the governing document of America. It’s called, “The Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America.” Here’s a little snippet from the introduction:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder what the real agenda here is.

Because what will happen, should these riots take place, and spread, will ultimately be a suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the imposition of martial law at the Federal level.

As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I can never condone violence, even when I understand its root causes and underpinnings.

There are two places though which I transmute my anger (and yes, I do get angry about the state of this country), are my art, as a composer,or here on this blog, in the most logical, documented way humanly possible.

I have found Daisy Luther to be a sober, intelligent analyist of the currents in political movements both here and abroad, (and a brilliant writer on prepping), and consider this warning as serious as is a heart attack; So if you live in a dense, urban environment, because that is most likely where these riots are going to hit first, please take precautions accordingly.

Oct 05 09:04

Russia, Saudi Arabia Announce Billons In Energy Deals, S-400 Missile System Purchase

Two days ago, when we previewed the first ever visit by a Saudi King to the Russian capital - a move which prompted Bloomberg to call Russian president Putin the "new master of the Middle East" - we pointed out that according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, a joint Russian-Saudi fund to invest in the energy sector will be announced during the forthcoming visit of the Saudi King to Moscow, and that the preliminary agreement to establish the $1 billion fund has already been reached.

Fast forward to today when diplomatic history was made on Thursday, when Putin met with the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - the first state visit to Russia by a reigning Saudi monarch - and the launch of a new level of relations between the countries, as well as billions in new energy-focused deals (for more on the strategic implications from the summit, please read this).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for a potential follow-on deal for more weapons, to be purchased in the not too distant future from Russia, rather than from the US; in the Syrian theatre of war, these Russian weapons have proven themselves to function as advertised, in real-time combat.

One has to wonder; just how soon will Saudi Arabia completely leave the geopolitical orbit of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, because it has found better deals, and ultimately better support, elsewhere?!?

Oct 05 08:40

FBI Agent: We Have ‘Multiple Leads’ In US And ‘All Across The World’ In Vegas Shooting

Rouse said, in reference to the Las Vegas shooting Sunday, “There’s going to be questions, I’m sure you’re going to have questions about people we’ve been talking to, maybe people outside of the United States. The fundamental trust of the American people and the FBI is based upon our discretion–and how good would that discretion be if we were to provide information that they provided to us in confidence?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, prayers for all those who died, their families and friends, and all those who have been injured in this horrific attack.

But that being said, people who live in this country are, by now, thoroughly familiar with the foulups, bleaps, and blunders, collectively created by those members of the Federal Bureau of Incompetence; and the ugly, painful reality here, is that neither this agent, nor his colleagues, will reveal anything which doesn't ultimately suit the narrative of those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, whatever that ultimate narrative will be.

False flags are commonly used by this government to achieve its goals; and right now, this horrific massacre in Las Vegas reeks of cheap, amateurish "Odeur de False Flag".

Oct 05 08:22

Only Americans Can Stop America’s War on Yemen

Yemen continues to suffer in silence as the world turns away from its ongoing misery. Despite two and a half years of brutal war, the average American remains oblivious to the inconvenient truth that the United States has been helping Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates destroy a sovereign country that posed a threat to no one. While rich Arab states bombard the Middle East’s poorest country, creating the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and an unprecedented cholera outbreak, our government (starting with the Obama administration and continuing with Trump’s) has continued to support them not only through the sale of weapons, but also through mid-air refueling, targeting intelligence, and other logistical support.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Warning; the images below are very graphic.

But I think it is damned well time that the American people had a serious conversation about what is going on, with their tax dollars, and in their name, in Yemen.

Saudi forces have been killing and maiming Yemeni children with impunity, courtesy of their bombing runs on civilian neighborhoods.

Images: Yemeni children assassinated by Saudi bombing runs

Because Yemeni ports have been shut down, through a US-military enabled Saudi blockade, food can no longer get into Yemen, causing massive cases of malnutrition, and the deaths of more children:

Images: Yemeni children dying from malnutrition.

And to add insult to injury, Yemini children are dying from the most massive epidemic of cholera (perhaps weaponized?!?) ever seen in the 21st century:

Yemeni cholera epidemic in the world: UN

The Saudis also have used depleted uranium weapons, causing massive spikes in birth defects, still births, and cancers in Yemen:

(Courtesy of Ruptly:
severely deformed Yemeni baby, due to exposure to DU in the womb

Any governmental leadership, or traditional royalty which:

1. Assassinates children
2. Causes starvation leading to malnutrition deaths
3. Poisons children in the womb through exposure to DU

is one hell of a piece of work.

I feel compelled to tell you, President Trump; I am profoundly unhappy to be a citizen of a country which is collaborating in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I will witness to these, and similar war crimes in which the US government is complicit around the world, as long as have breath in me.

Finally, Prince Salman, I do not know quite how many honorifics come attached to your royal status in the House of Saud; but I do know one title which will follow you to your grave, and cause you to be forever loathed and reviled by the Saudi people: the Butcher of Yemen.

Oct 05 08:20

Australia approves national database of everyone's mugshots

Australia is to build a national database of as many citizens' images as it can, with state premiers rubber-stamping prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's plan to add drivers' licenses to a national facial recognition database.

Oct 05 07:08

Khamenei: Iran and Turkey Must Prevent Iraqi Kurds’ Secession

In his first major comments on the matter since Iraqi Kurdistan’s late September vote to secede from Iraq, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on state TV after meeting with Turkey’s President Erdogan. He said the two nations have to take steps to prevent the Iraqi Kurds from declaring independence.

Over 92% of Iraqi Kurds voted in favor of secession, with a high voter turnout. The Iraqi government has rejected the idea of accepting it, and has been working with Turkey and Iran to claim all border crossings between Kurdistan and the outside world.

It’s not surprising Iraq’s major neighbors are working with them on this. Both Turkey and Iran have substantial Kurdish minorities with their own ambitions for self-determination, and neither wants to set up the precedent of Kurds getting to be a state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question here is, what, precisely, will Turkey, Iran, and Iraq be willing to do to prevent Kurdish independence?!?

Go in with guns blazing?!?

And I would like to politely mention to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that, in the words of my late Grandmother, "the horse is already out of the barn."

The Iraqi Kurds want independence, something which has been denied to them for hundreds of years.

It would be reasonable to suggest that those countries with a substantial Kurdish minority, open up dialogue with Kurdish leaders for more independence and more rights for their Kurdish populations, rather than persecutions of these minorities, as we have seen in Turkey.

But, of course, that...would be logical.

Oct 05 06:58

Mattis Eases US Rules of Engagement for Afghanistan

In testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary of Defense James Mattis offered rare specifics on a change in US rules of engagement, in this case in the Afghan War. He confirmed a substantial loosening of restrictions on strikes.

Gone are long-standing restrictions limiting US strikes to cases in which ground forces are in close proximity to the target. As with several previous moves, officials are also allowing commanders on the ground to act more unilaterally.

The removal of proximity requirements allows US forces to carry out airstrikes anywhere in Afghanistan they want, on essentially any pretext. Officials are presenting that as a way to try to speed up the escalation of the war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look for more slaugher of civilians, under these rules of engagement.

Of course, this horrific, never-ending war was never about "liberating" the Afghani people; it's all about controlling the pipelines; the embarrassment of riches in minerals here; and keeping the opium flowing for US off-the-shelf, alphabet soup agencies' operations, over which Congress has utterly zero oversight.

The reality here, is that Mattis is simply doing his job, to ensure all of the above is, at some point, accomplished, no matter how many Afghanis die in the process.

At the end of the day, every country's military are simply "hired guns" for the corporations of those countries, and to insure that those corporations' financial objectives are met.

Oct 05 06:49

Mother who refused to vaccinate son gets 7 days behind bars

Rebecca Bredow's anti-vaccination stance landed her in the big house.

The Detroit mother was sentenced to one week in jail on Wednesday when she appeared in court for failing to comply with the court's order, according to 7 Action News.

Bredow was found in contempt of court for refusing to vaccinate her 9-year-old son after being ordered by a judge to do so.

"I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in, than giving in to something I strongly don't believe in," Bredow said in court.

According to 7 Action News reporter Brian Abel's tweets from the courtroom, the judge informed Bredow that her son would be vaccinated today regardless and that Bredow could go to jail for contempt or not, it was her choice.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America have become a very interesting place, with regard to children and their parents; parents no longer have control of their children, but when it comes to vaccination, the State has full control, and can punish the parent with its full force for refusing vaccination for their child.

As soon as she is out of court, Rebecca Bredow needs to have her son tested for the presence of nagalase in his body. The ugly reality is, nagalase is now a component of most vaccines, and works against the body's ability to process vitamin D, which blocks disease naturally.

REVEALED: Cancer industry profits 'locked in' by nagalase molecule injected into humans via vaccines... spurs tumor growth... explains aggressive vaccine push

Oct 05 06:41

3 American soldiers killed, 2 wounded in ambush in Niger

Three US Special Forces troops were killed and two wounded in an ambush while on a joint patrol with Nigerien forces in southwest Niger, US Africa Command confirmed in a statement.

“On Oct. 4, three (3) US service members and one partner nation member were killed while the US was providing advice and assistance to Nigerien security force counter-terror operations, approximately 200 km north of Niamey, in southwest Niger. Additionally, two US service members were injured and evacuated in stable condition to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany,” the statement reads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And why, pray tell, are American troops in Niger?!?

They are in Niger for the same reason as all the other US deployments around the world: to insure that Niger's government stays Western Centric, and that it's natural resources are expropriated and sold only for American dollars.

Natural Resources of Niger

When Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic, that statement has been absolutely made manifest by the establishment US military garrisons all over the planet.

Oct 05 06:34

Panicked Brussels issue Catalonia shock ULTIMATUM: ‘If you quit Spain, you quit EU!’

The EU is scrambling to avoid a Catalexit, which would see the bloc disintegrate further after an already-chaotic 18 months.

More than two million Catalan voters braved police brutality, which left 800 injured, to choose independence for Catalonia in Sunday’s disputed referendum, according to Catalan authorities.

But the EU, as well as Spain’s central government, has condemned the vote as illegal and unconstitutional and are refusing to acknowledge the result.

In a last-ditch attempt to bring Catalonia back under control European Union officials have warned quitting Spain would also mean quitting the bloc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That the "EU Royalty"in Brussels didn't see this coming, means that its collective myopia has turned into real, economic, and social blindness.

Bluster and the use of force, either against Catalonia, or anywhere else in Europe, is going to make the EU look the real villain here; unfortunately, that may not stop its President, Jean-Claude Juncker, from doing something astonishingly ham-fistedy, pig-headedly stupid, like ordering NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to send "peace keepers" to Catalonia to "pacify" its citizens.

I would like to politely suggest that the Catalonians will not take kindly to such an occupation.

Oct 05 06:22

EU Parliament defends 'proportionate force' after brutal Catalan referendum crackdown

EU member states have the right to use "proportionate" force to defend the rule of law, Frans Timmermans, European Commission First Vice President, said three days after hundreds were injured by Spanish police trying to stop an independence vote in Catalonia.

“It is a duty for any government to uphold the rule of law, and this sometimes requires the proportionate use of force,” Timmermans told the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a debate on Catalonia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Proportionate", my ASTROLABE!!

Oct 05 06:17

Catalonia rising

The people of Catalonia went to the polls seeking independence. The Spanish state reacted with force against peaceful voters. Again the question arises: What is the EU’s commitment to democracy? And who is allowed self-determination?

Oct 05 06:12

CIA Official Predicts North Korean Provocation on Columbus Day

A top CIA official for the Korean Peninsula warned Wednesday that the U.S. should be ready for a new provocation by North Korea on Columbus Day on Oct. 9, which coincides with the anniversary of the founding of the political party that governs in Pyongyang.

"Stand by your phones," Yong Suk Lee, deputy assistant director of the CIA's Korea Mission Center, said while speaking at a conference organized by the agency at The George Washington University.

Lee added that Pyongyang historically has been controlled by its fear of the Chinese abandoning its support for the Hermit Kingdom, or that the U.S. would carry out a military strike. Kim Jong Un no longer has those fears, Lee said.

"There's a clarity of purpose in what Kim Jong Un has done," Lee said.

He added, however, that the likelihood remains low of North Korea purposefully starting a war with the U.S. or its allies like South Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's see; we have the radioactive USS Ronald Regan headed toward South Korea, for joint war games with the South Korean military; what could possibly go wrong here, with just the kind of activities Kim Jung Un finds an anathema?!?

My sense is that IF Kim Jong Un does not give the US military the provocation those in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika want, as an excuse to hit Noko militarily... one may well be provided for him, courtesy of a US false flag.

To attempt to guarantee China's neutrality, the US has got to make it look as though North Korea struck the first blow.

Historically, wars have been great for bringing this country out of the economic doldrums twice before; but what those Deep Staters in the Bowels of Power in DC refuse to recognise is, that was long before multiple countries had atomic weapons, such as Russia, China, Pakistan, and India.

Because all the military communications eastward into Asia come through Oahu, and living on a first strike target the Chinese can definitely obliterate, you can color Mike and me somewhat nervous about any conflict over North Korea in which the Chinese may believe they must engage on North Korea's side.

Oct 05 05:52

MADURO VISITS PUTIN, PROPOSES GLOBAL OIL TRADE IN RUBLES, YUAN

Three weeks after the US imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to cripple its economy and choke the Maduro regime, which in turn prompted Caracas to announce it would no longer receive or send payments in dollars, and that those who wished to trade Venezuelan crude would have to do so in Chinese Yuan, today during an energy summit held in Moscow, Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro proposed to expand his own personal blockade of the US, by proposing that all oil producing countries discuss creating a currency basket for trading crude and refined products. One which is no longer reliant on the (petro)dollar.

“Developing a new mechanism of controlling the oil market is necessary,” Maduro said on Wednesday at the Russian Energy Forum, being held in Moscow this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nicholas Maduro has just painted a bullseye on his back, gotten on his knees, and begged for a decap strike, courtesy of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika.

How they would pull this off, I do not know; however, I would be reasonably certain that those Deep Staters in the Bowels of Power in this country are weighing numerous military options to "restore Venezuelan Democracy to the Venezeulan people" (AKA: supporting a Western-centric coup here, so that Venezuela's oil is controlled only by US-centric politicians and only be sold for US dollars.)

Oct 05 05:43

Catalan crisis 'bigger threat to EU than Brexit', MEP warns

The crisis in Catalonia poses a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit, a senior MEP warned Wednesday as the European Parliament prepared to hold an emergency debate on Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

Catalonia's leader has vowed to declare independence within days, claiming a mandate from a weekend referendum which was declared illegal by Madrid and the Spanish courts and marred by violence.

Images of the police crackdown on the vote drew a vocal reaction from some MEPs, with Belgium's Philippe Lamberts, the head of the Green grouping in parliament, warning the crisis "threatened the spirit of European integration, even more than Brexit".

Several Green and far-left deputies criticised the Spanish police for their actions.

But Esteban Gonzalez Pons, an MEP from Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Popular Party, rejected calls for mediation, saying Spain did not need "looking after".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The EU may well be in its death throes; but perhaps it will be better, economically, for those countries and industries Brussels has consistently regulated with an iron fist, and zero flexibility.

And I would like to politely remind all those EU-ers, who are also members of the UN (which I belive are all of the members of the EU), that peaceful self-determination is a concept enshrined in the UN charter.

Oct 05 05:37

Fukushima operator can restart nuclear reactors at world's biggest plant

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown.

Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved an application from Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to restart two reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa – the world’s biggest nuclear power plant – even as the utility struggles to decommission Fukushima Daiichi.

The process will involve reviews and consultations with the public, and the restart is also expected to encounter strong opposition from people living near the plant on the Japan Sea coast of Niigata prefecture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?

One has to wonder what TEPCO paid to get this "unanimous consent" from the commissioners.

How can those people, who brought Japan and Fukisihima to the horrible nuclear poisoning they did, ever be trusted to function ethically again?!?

In a just world, the senior management of TEPCO should be in a cold, hard jail cell for the rest of their lives, for horrific laxity in safety regs at Fukishima, along with the city and government officials who just signed off on sloppy care for the spent fuel rods .

This planet, unfortunately, consistently demonstrates the polar opposite of a just world.

Oct 04 18:35

The left has lost control of its useful idiots

Of course, there’s no doubt BLM believes both America and apple pie are racist. They think everything is. And that’s precisely why these slogan-slinging-shout-down groups can’t be taken seriously– they see no virtue in anything about the nation’s past or present and have no clear argument for how to create a better future. They’re simply interested in refusing anyone with whom they disagree the right to have an opinion.

Oct 04 18:11

Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly

You want to stop the gun violence? Stop the worship of violence that permeates our culture. Stop glorifying the military industrial complex with flyovers and salutes during sports spectacles. Stop acting as if there is anything patriotic about military exercises and occupations that bomb hospitals and schools. Stop treating guns and war as entertainment fodder in movies, music, video games, toys, amusement parks, reality TV and more. Stop distribution weapons of war to the local police and turning them into extensions of the military—weapons that have no business being anywhere but on a battlefield.

Oct 04 16:38

Trump Talks Gun Control, And What We Will More Than Likely See From The Government

Dismissing Trump’s statements outright is simply for those who don’t know what his stance on guns was BEFORE he campaigned for the presidency and how wishy-washy he can be on the issue. Those who do know, are not being so calm about his comments. Of course, there’s no real reason to be up in arms (no pun intended) just yet, because nothing has been proposed, but it isn’t hard to see it popping up, and soon.

Oct 04 16:29

Another Mass Shooting, Another Grab For Guns: 6 Gun Facts

Those who are determined to carry out premeditated mass murder like that which unfolded in Las Vegas, will do so no matter what implements they have at their disposal. Figuring out what factors actual cause an individual or organization to contemplate and carry out mass murder is the only way to stop or reduce future acts of violence. Examining the heavily medicated, violent, and intentionally divided population of America and the socioeconomic doldrums they inhabit would be a good place to start.

Oct 04 16:20

Who Are ‘The People’ Anyway?

Every time I listen to Sean Hannity or some other Trump-enthusiast stressing the “mission” for which our president was elected, I hear flattering references to “the people.” Mind you, I’m not against populist tropes being used to execute an end-run around the likes of Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi. Moreover, I’ve never pretended to be a “Never-Trump” establishment Republican. My endorsement of Trump during last year’s presidential campaign is too much a matter of record to be credibly denied. But the endless appeals to “the people” have begun to wear on me.

Oct 04 16:12

RussiaGate — Whose bright idea was that? Article by Paul Craig Roberts.

Washington is fully aware that there was no Russian interference in the presidential election or in the state elections. The military/security complex, the neoconservatives, and the Democratic Party are merely using the accusations to serve their own agendas. These selfish agendas are a dire threat to life on earth.

Oct 04 10:50

Moscow: US Staging Fatal Provocations Against Russian Personnel in Syria

"The US-led forces’ activities in Syria cause many questions. In some cases these forces mounts allegedly accidental strikes against the Syrian Armed Forces, after which the Islamic State [Daesh terrorist group] counterattacks, in other cases they inspire other terrorists to attack strategic locations over which official Damascus has restored its legitimate authority, or stage fatal provocations against our military personnel. I would also mention numerous ‘accidental’ strikes against civilian infrastructure that have taken hundreds of civilian lives," he told the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that the recent death of a Russian Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov, who headed a group of Russian military advisers in Syria during a mortar attack by terrorists, is the price that Russia paid for the duplicity of the United States in actions aimed at resolving the crisis in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sergei Lavrov is not the kind of guy who just flaps his gums to hear himself speak; if he is making these allegations, the man is absolutely sure of his evidence.

So one has to wonder: is the US looking to start a shooting war with Russia over Syria?!?

Oct 04 10:15

40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight

About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States -- more than 630,000 in all -- are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed focus on prevention.

In a nation where 71 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, the findings by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "are a cause for concern," said the agency's director Brenda Fitzgerald.

"A majority of American adults weigh more than recommended -– and being overweight or obese puts people at higher risk for a number of cancers," she said in a statement.

"By getting to and keeping a healthy weight, we all can play a role in cancer prevention."

Carrying excess weight has been shown to boost the risk of 13 types of tumors, including cancers of the esophagus, thyroid, postmenopausal breast, gallbladder, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, ovaries, uterus, colon and rectum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm seeing these numbers, but I do not see at all the hard science behind them, or from where they are derrived.

And of course there is one issue that the CDC is treating as though it were cryptonite, which is the presence of nagalase in vaccines, particulary those created from live viruses.

REVEALED: Cancer industry profits 'locked in' by nagalase molecule injected into humans via vaccines... spurs tumor growth... explains aggressive vaccine push

You have to understand: cancer is more than a disease in Western medicine; it's a huge profit center for the Medical/Industrial Complex.

If people understood how to remain healthy, and avoid illnesses through that golden triangle of research, nutrition, and exercise, the chances are that they wouldn't get as ill with degenerative diseases, like cancer, and... BOOM; there goes the profit margin.

Oct 04 10:02

16 UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT

The public is not being told the truth about what really went down in Las Vegas. As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance. But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby physique that had no military training whatsoever and that wasn’t very experienced with guns was able to pull the whole thing off all by himself. We are being told that Paddock was a “lone wolf” that didn’t have any ties to terror groups, and since he is now dead nobody is ever going to be able to interrogate him. But the American people definitely deserve some answers about what took place, and that means that all of us should keep digging.

The following are 16 unanswered questions about the Las Vegas shooting that the mainstream media does not want to talk about…

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First, prayers for all who were killed and injured, and for their families and friends.

But that having been said, this horrific incident just reeks of "false flag", and the question has to be: from what was this supposed to distract the American public?!?

And of course we are hearing the "usual suspects" starting to politicize this tragedy, and scream for stronger gun control legislation; possibly to outlaw the alleged "bumper" mechanism with which you can get an AR 15 to fire automatically, and ferociously rapidly, if you know what you are doing.

So what Americans need to do right now, in the most very sang foid manner possible, is to take a very logical look at what is going on from which the US government would very much like to distract us.

There is another contingent of US military going to Ukraine on a "training mission."

New York Army National Guard Troops Leave for Ukrainian Training Mission T

Training for WHAT, please?!? Being the US's proxy in an attack against Russia, to regain Crimea, which voted for peaceful self-determination after the US-sponsored "putsch" in 2014?!?

The Vote on 25 September to create an independent Kurdistan out of Iraq, which may lead to civil war there?!?

Kurdish referendum overwhelmingly positive for creating its own country

The Catalan Referendum last Sunday, in which the Catalonians voted to leave Spain?!?

The reality that we are sending yet another aircraft carrier, the radioactive USS Ronald Regan, back to the North Korean peninsula for more war games, which are certain to cause "agita" to the Communist dictator America loves to hate, Kim Jung Un?!?

US sending USS Ronald Regan to South Korea for military drills

The Russian accusation that US troops are creating bloody provocations against Russian troops in Syria?!?

Russia accuses US-led forced of bloody provocationsin Syria

Or, that the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika are on the tipping edge of terminal decline, from which it may never recover?!?

Chris Hedges On The End Of Empire: "The Death Spiral Appears Unstoppable"

I wish I could be more optimistic about the end-game here; but please remember that in the minds of some of those Deep Staters in the bowels of power in DC, the bloody assassination of concert goers and hotel guests is perhaps not too great a price have paid to keep us distracted from looking at the Bigger Picture, of what this government has planned for this country.

But what I can nearly guarantee you, is this; what is planned is keeping this world in a state of perpetual war, until all the natural resources on this planet have been conquered, and the sale of said resources are only conducted with US dollars.

I do not know exactly when the draft will be reintroduced; but my sense is, that it will be coming back sooner rather than later. And this time, it will be coming for our young women, as well as our young men.

So as horrific as this incident was, we collectively need to get our heads on straight, and look at the Bigger Picture of what the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America are planning for all of our futures; it is not a pretty picture, but that awareness will help all of us plan more intelligently for what is coming.

Oct 04 09:58

Senators Burr + Warner Hold News Conference Russia Probe | VIDEO 10 04 17

'Issue of collusion' with Russia still open,

Senate intel chief says

Oct 04 09:07

Watching terrorist propaganda online to become a criminal offence, says Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Ms Rudd said: “I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions face the full force of the law.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Far-right propaganda?!?" Does she mean ME?!?

Oct 04 09:00

Exposing 'In-Q --Tel': The CIA's Own Venture Capital Firm

VIDEO

Google, Facebook, the IT Sector and the CIA

In-Q-Tel was formed by the CIA in 1999 as a private, not-for-profit venture capital firm

Oct 04 08:56

MORE PRISONS BANNING IN-PERSON VISITS, ADDING TO SECURUS TECH’S PILE OF CASH

Jails and prisons continue to sacrifice what few physical interactions prisoners have with loved ones on the outside to phone service provider Securus. The New Orleans Advocate reports a local jail is the latest in a long line of correctional facilities to ban in-person visits, replacing them with Securus communication software and hardware.

Inmates at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna will no longer be able to receive in-person visits from relatives and friends beginning Oct. 10, when the facility will begin a “video visitation” program similar to one put in place at New Orleans’ lockup a couple of years ago.
To jailers, this move just makes sense. It all but eliminates contraband smuggling and allows prisons and jails to allocate fewer staffers to monitoring prisoner visits. But it makes little sense for those stuck inside and even less sense for those on the outside who will be spending a lot more money on visits that used to be free.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Making a coms company flush with cash, at the cost of not allowing prisoners to see their familities other than in a skype/video link, is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

And if the family doesn't have the cash to pay for the coms link, they don't get to see their imprisoned family members; and many of these famiilies of those in prison are on the keening edge of poverty already.

The American prison system is engineered to fail the emprisoned, as witnessed by the huge recidivism rate in American prisons:

Report Documents U.S. Recidivism Rates for Federal Prisoners

The numbers from this report indicated that a staggering nearly 50% of all released prisoners in Federal jails re-offend within 8 years. This can hardly be defined as a "successful model."

In more enlightened countries in the world, the focus is put upon rehabilitation, and the numbers are far better.
Denmark doesn't treat its prisoners like prisoners,
and it is good for everyone.

Denmark's recidivism rate is about 27%; of course, the American penal system, as a whole, is completely indifferent and oblivious as to why some prison models work better than others; but American taxpayers, who foot the bill for Federal and local incarcerations, need to ask the question; why are they NOT interested in making the US prison experience more productive for society as a whole, with less recidivism?!?

It can obviously be done, as evidenced by the Danish model; but no one in the US penal system seems to care.

Oct 04 08:37

JUDGE GREENLIGHTS LAWSUIT AGAINST FBI OVER SURVEILLANCE OF BARRETT BROWN SUPPORTERS

A federal judge Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the FBI used an unconstitutional subpoena to spy on anonymous supporters of jailed journalist Barrett Brown.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James found the lawsuit plausibly alleged that the government abused its subpoena power to unmask the identities of unnamed donors who raised money for Brown’s legal defense.

“Defendants have failed to articulate any facially reasonable explanation for requesting donors’ identities,” James wrote in her 26-page ruling.

Brown was arrested in September 2012 and sentenced to five years and three months in prison after he shared an online link to files stolen in the 2011 hack of the security and intelligence contractor Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good!!

Oct 04 04:01

Roger Waters Targeted In Smear Campaign Over Palestine Advocacy

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series of film screenings of Wish You Weren’t Here, a documentary by Ian Halperin that accuses Waters of anti-Semitism, is scheduled in cities across Canada in October. The screenings, sponsored by Jewish advocacy group B’nai Brith Canada, are timed to coincide with Waters’ own tour across the country.

Karen Rodman, an organizer with the Canadian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) coalition, which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians and violates international laws, said that the film’s tour is part of a wider “smear campaign” to discredit Waters and the movement>>>

Oct 04 03:30

Flags, Football, and Begged Questions

http://original.antiwar.com/srichman/2017/10/03/flags-football-begged-...

(*The Only Commentary That Matters Was Written In 1969 , By John Fogerty and Creedence Cleatwater Revival
Some Folks Were Born
Made To Raise The Flag
Prove They're Red White And Blue
And When The Band Plays Hail To The Chief
They Point The Cannon At You

and it's probably been played , over the air , in America a million times since then , and has never been banned .
Today it reads like prophecy .)

Oct 03 16:28

Late Night Hosts Push Gun Control After Vegas Shooting [VIDEO]

...I hate to tell you this, but guns don't kill people any more than spoons make people fat...

Oct 03 16:00

President Trump Hints at New Gun Control Laws

Well, presidential support for a new federal gun control measure would certainly be the end of a great deal of the former reality TV star’s core support.

Oct 03 15:50

5 Glaring Inconsistencies in the Vegas Shooting that Need to be Addressed

Throughout history, there have been well-documented and factual occurrences of governments carrying staged events to manipulate the public into passing a law, accepting a war, or any other means of implementing control. These acts have been admitted to by the state, are 100 percent real. They happen so often that they have their own term—false flag.

Oct 03 14:24

What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria?

Of course before the US military actions in Iraq and Syria there was far less Iranian influence in the region! So US foreign interventionism is producing new problems that can only be solved by more US interventionism? The military industrial complex could not have dreamed of a better scheme to rob the American people while enriching themselves! What have we achieved in Syria? Nothing good.

Oct 03 14:06

Are You Ready To Die? Paul Craig Roberts on the US’s plan for you.

Russia is not going to be hung like Saddam Hussein or murdered like Gaddafi. I have written many times that provoking nuclear powers such as Russia and China is the most extreme form of recklessness and irresponsibility. The crazed morons in Washington are risking the life of the planet. The presstitutes are worse than the whores that they are. They never question the path to war; they only amplify it. Washington’s craven, cowardly, moronic vassal states in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, and the rest of the EU/NATO idiots are, by their cooperation with Washington, begging for their own destruction. Nowhere in the West is there a sign of intelligence. Will Washington follow Adolf Hitler’s folly and march into Russia?

Oct 03 11:43

Erdogan Says Turkey No Longer Needs EU Membership, Son Slams European "Infidels"

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey no longer needs EU membership.

His son Bilal who plays an important role in Turkey’s politics went even further and described the Europeans as “gavur” (indifels).

The comments come after 12-year-long accession talks with Brussels grind to a halt.

“The EU failed us in a fight against terrorism,” Erdogan said on Sunday, though he also suggested the bloc still needed Turkey.

“If the EU is going to leap forward, there is only one way to do so. And it is to grant Turkey membership and start an action of cultural and economic growth,” Erdogan said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an election debate last month it was clear Turkey should not join the EU and entry talks should end, despite it being a crucial NATO ally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, Edrogan certainly made his position abundantly clear regarding the this screed against the EU!!

Oct 03 11:37

Escobar: The Future Of The EU Is At Stake In Catalonia

Nano-Franco is Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose heroic shock troops were redeployed from a serious nationwide terrorist alert to hammer with batons and fire rubber bullets not against jihadis but … voters.

At least six schools became the terrain of what was correctly called The Battle of Barcelona.

Extreme right-wingers even held a demonstration inside Barcelona. Yet this was not shown on Spanish TV because it contradicted the official Madrid narrative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How Spain, and the rest of Europe define, and work with, the Catalonian referendum, in a peaceful, responsible, adult way, is definitely going to define the future of the EU itself.

Oct 03 10:57

US Dominated Security Council Tightens Savage Sanctions on North Korea, Intentional Provocations to War

One can take passages from “The Pentagon Papers” and simply replace the name “North Vietnam” with “North Korea,” and we have an exact description of United States aggression toward North Korea today; this juxtaposition, on page 580 of the Bantam Edition of “The Pentagon Papers,” would read as follows:

“There may be a limit beyond which many Americans and much of the world will not permit the United States to go. The picture of the world’s greatest superpower trying to pound a tiny backward nation into submission on an issue whose merits are hotly disputed, is not a pretty one. It could conceivably produce a costly distortion in the American national consciousness and in the world image of the United States—especially if the damage to North Korea is complete enough to be ‘successful.’ The most important risk, however, is the likely Russian, Chinese and North Korean reaction to intensified US air attacks, harbor-mining, and ground actions against North Korea.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any US first strike against North Korea will almost assuredly bring in China in North Korea's defense.

This country has morphed into an international bully, for the benefit of the bankers, war mongers, and munitions makers. None of this belligerence can possibly be comprehended as good for We the People. And if the following information is correct, we may well be looking at World War III sooner rather than later. As reported last month by rt.com:

US aircraft carrier group to be dispatched to Korean Peninsula amid rising tensions

The article goes on to state: "A US carrier group led by the USS Ronald Reagan will join US-South Korean naval drills that will take place near the Korean Peninsula in October, Japanese media report, citing the South Korean Defense Ministry.
On Monday, the ministry revealed its plans in a report it submitted to the National Assembly, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reports. According to the report, Seoul asked Washington to send the USS Ronald Reagan from the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, based in the Japanese town of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, to join the exercises scheduled for October."

This is confirmed by an article, dateline yesterday, from americanmilitarynews.com:

Report: US sending USS Ronald Reagan nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Korea for military drills

Oh, and there is one, very specific problem with the USS Ronald Regan:
Contamination of the USS Ronald Regan from the Fukishima nuclear response, was vastly under-reported.

So what better "target" could the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika possibly provide, than a radioactive ship it cannot completely decontaminate as the "sacrificial lamb" for a false flag against it, to be blamed on North Korea?

Oct 03 10:35

Palestinians React to Opening of First US Military Base in Israel

Despite the long-term military cooperation between the United States and Israel, the establishment of the first US military base inside Israeli territory takes military cooperation with Israel to a whole new level, with US troops present in anticipation of any possible future offensive against Israel.

Mohammed Abu Allan, a West Bank-based journalist who covers Israeli affairs, believes the US-Israeli military base is an additional indicator of the importance of the strategic military cooperation between the Americans and the Israelis, which has been materialized with the completion on Aug. 27 of a deal signed in November 2016 to purchase 17 F-35 fighters.

He told Al-Monitor,

“According to the Israeli media, this military base is established in light of attempts by Hamas and Hezbollah to obtain high-precision rockets. The objective of this step is to allow Israel to intercept long-range missiles in its next potential war with Hezbollah and Hamas and their main ally Iran.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The establishment of this US base in Israel is most likely about a coming war against Iran.

Oct 03 10:29

Are You Ready to Die?

In other words, the United States no longer has a media. It has a propaganda ministry for the military/security complex, the neoconservatives, and the Israel Lobby. And the idiot Americans sit in front of the TV and absorb the propaganda, and they read the New York Times and think that they are sophisticated and in the know.

If you were the Russian government, would you conclude that your country was the next to be attacked militarily by Washington? If you were the Russian government, you would know that Washington/NATO cannot possibly attack Russia except by surprise nuclear strike. Knowing this, if you were the Russian government, would you sit there and wait on the strike? Imagine yourself the Russian government listening day in, day out, to endless wild improbable charges against Russia. What can Russia possibly conclude other than this is preparation of Western peoples for a nuclear attack on Russia?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a word, here; WRH and you are precisely on the same page on this issue, so please don't use that damned statement "Nowhere in the West is there a sign of intelligence"; a lot of the independent media, like us, are deeply concerned about what seems to be unfolding at the national and international level, and sharing this information with the public, the best we can can.

Of course, for these efforts we are shunned, laughed at, and having to deal with 10 to 30 attacks against Mike's server, daily.

The cold, hard reality is that we live in an unjust, corrupted (alleged) civilisation: so the telling of truth is always associated with paying a heavy price for doing so.

Trust me, Dr. Roberts, we understand this, because we live with paying that price... on a daily basis.

Oct 03 10:12

Slaughter in Las Vegas

Was it a lone wolf attack or something more sinister? It’s too soon to know. One gunman able to kill or wound hundreds of people single-handedly raises suspicions.

Nearly two dozen rifles and other firearms allegedly found in his room begs an obvious question. How could anyon get them into the hotel unnoticed? How many suitcases and/or satchels are needed to transport this arsenal, along with munitions?

Dead men tell no tales, so his account of what happened won’t be told. Witnesses on the scene suggested multiple shooters. One unnamed individual insisted there were more than one. It would seem likely given the high casualty count.

Even using a semi-automatic weapon, one shooter able to cause this much carnage singlehandedly begs a couple of questions. Were others involved? Was the incident as reported or a false flag?

It’s reminiscent of multiple July 22, 2011 shootings on Norway’s Utoeya Island, scores of children killed, blamed on Anders Breivik, called a lone gunman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Steve Lendman's questions on this horrific incident yesterday, lead, very practically, to the same conclusion that Mike and I have drawn: this was a false flag, the purpose of which cannot be made immediately discerned, except to be politicised by the consistent screams of Democrats for more gun control.

But looking at the firepower he apparently had at his disposal, how was Stephen Paddock able to get his hands on a machine gun which is practically illegal to own in this country?!?

Oct 03 10:00

Pakistan's ruling party nominates ousted PM Sharif to lead it

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) party nominated ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader on Monday, a government minister said, hours before it used its parliamentary majority to amend a law to allow him to be re-elected party chief.

Sharif resigned as prime minister in July after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring a source of income. He was also forced to step down as president of PML-N, though he kept control of the party and installed Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a loyalist, as prime minister.

The party’s state minister for interior, Talal Chaudhry, said a parliamentary meeting of the ruling party chaired by Abbasi had nominated Sharif as its leader. He said Sharif would be formally re-elected president in a session scheduled for Tuesday. “He will become party president tomorrow, God willing,” Chaudhry said

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The poor Pakistani people never seem to get a break from the utter corruptedness of their government; of course, that could very well be stated about those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika as well!!

Oct 03 09:56

New York Army National Guard soldiers head to Ukraine for training mission

More than 200 soldiers from the New York Army National Guard departed Monday for a nine-month mission to Ukraine.

The soldiers — most of whom are from 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, New York — will join the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, according to a press release from the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

Also deploying with the group are soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquarters and other National Guard units from across New York.

The training group teaches tactics and staff work to five Ukrainian army battalions at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine. They are joining troops from Canada, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and the United Kingdom on the training mission.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How many troops, actually, from these countries, plus US troops, are actually in Ukraine at this time?!?

And what, precisely, are these Western trainers training the Ukrainian Army to do?!? Whatever the flowery language used by Col. Dennis Deeley, this appears to be about one thing, and one thing only; Ukraine's and NATO's military ultimately engaging Russia in war, as a US proxy.

Oct 03 09:46

When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

The bill introduced by a bipartisan group of House members last week to end the direct U.S. military role in the Saudi coalition war in Yemen guarantees that the House of Representatives will vote for the first time on the single most important element of U.S. involvement in the war—the refueling of Saudi coalition planes systematically bombing Yemeni civilian targets.

In doing so, moreover, the bipartisan bill, H. Con. Res. 81, will provide a major test of Congressional will to uphold the War Powers Act of 1973, which reasserted a Congressional role in restraining presidential power to enter into wars without its approval in the wake of the Vietnam War debacle.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government's collusion in Saudi war crimes in Yemen, sickens me, morally. And what the Saudis are doing here, in this no-win military conflict, is pretty damned horrific.

The Saudi bombing runs are indiscriminately killing Yemeni infants and children; the Saudi royals, including Prince Salman, are probably laughingly referring to it as "pre-emptive birth control."

Because, with US military assistance, Yemeni ports are closed, no food can get it. This is causing massive malnutrition, leading to death, particularly among Yemen's children.

And if that were not enough to add insult to injury, there has been a huge (perhaps weaponised) explosion of a cholera outbreak, said by the Red Cross to probably exceed one million cases by the end of this year.

The joint US/Saudi genocide in Yemen reminds me very much of the response to one of the Vatican Legate, upon hearing that women and children were with the men at the seige of Montsegur, France, where the Church's army was in the process of exterminating the Cathars. His remark was: "Kill them all: God will find his own."

Oct 03 09:26

Catalan Leaders Seek to Make Referendum Binding

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has submitted the results of the the October 1 referendum to the Cataloina parliament, looking to make the vote official. It was a decisive “yes,” with an impressive turnout made doubly impressive by the violent Spanish police crackdown throughout the region.

The more immediate concern is to do something about that crackdown, however. Puigdemont is seeking international mediation following the vote, saying he wants to reach an understanding with the Spanish government, and avoid a “traumatic break.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The level of violence visited upon the Catalans by the Spanish police during this referendum very much reminds one of the level of violence inflicted by Franco's fascist police upon the demonstrators of his era.

And in this age of instant video and communications, there was no way for Rajoy to suppress what the world saw on Sunday:

Images:
Spanish police beating Catalonians on Sunday, for wanting to vote for independence from Spain

Oct 03 09:18

Iran Deploys Tanks, Artillery to Iraqi Kurdish Border, Kurdish Officials Say

Talk of Iraq, Iran, and Turkey responded to Kurdistan’s secession vote with military action seems to be growing more serious. Kurdish officials now say that Iran has deployed a dozen tanks and accompanying artillery to their border with Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kurdish officials say the tanks can be seen from their side of the border, dubbing the deployment a “dangerous escalation.” The Iranian government presented it as part of a joint military drill with Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very ugly, very quickly.

Oct 03 09:11

NETANYAHU AND ERDOGAN FACE OFF OVER KURDISH REFERENDUM

Following the referendum in “Kurdistan,” Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now engaged in a war of words over who is responsible for balkanizing the Middle East.

During a televised speech following the Kurdish referendum in Northern Iraq Recep Erdogan accused Israel and their intelligence agency, the Mossad, of manipulating the events leading up to the ‘yes’ vote. Upon seeing the Kurds in what is called ‘Kurdistan’ waving Israeli flags, Erdogan made his thought clear, saying “This shows one thing, that this administration (in northern Iraq) has a history with Mossad, they are hand-in-hand together.”

This has been a major point of debate between the two sides concerned with the Kurdish referendum, with Israel being the only nation to support Kurdish independence. Erdogan made this clear in his plea to Iraqi Kurdish leaders, asking them if they were “aware of what [they] are doing? Only Israel supports you.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The larger question is, what is Turkey actually prepared to do to prevent the existence of ain independent Kurdistan?!?

And what is Israel actually prepared to do to thwart Turkey's doing this?!?

Oct 03 09:00

ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING, ANOTHER GRAB FOR GUNS: 6 GUN FACTS

Nothing is more deplorable than hijacking human tragedy to push an unrelated political agenda. A mass murderer taking the lives of some 60 people in Las Vegas this week has nothing to do with the majority of lawful firearms owners in the United States who aren't and have no intention of ever killing another human being.

Yet the knee-jerk reaction of many emotionally-driven people in the face of an overwhelming tragedy is to shift public debate back to gun control and even banning guns altogether.

Emotional and irrational responses in the face of overwhelming circumstances is part of human nature and require patience.

Yet another part of being human is then appealing to our ability to reason. To reason we must have facts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have two words for yesterday's horrendous shooting: false flag.

The government's narrative is falling apart like a badly made, cheap shirt, with alternate videos, and statements, very much in conflict with the "lone wolf" perp theory the government is trying to cram down our collective throats.

And there is nothing, so far, in the guy's background which at all fits the pattern of a serial killer.

Demcrats, rarely ones willing to allow a good crisis go to waste, are screaming for more gun control, which is their thoroughly predictable response.

But why no images of the gun which, allegedly did most of the killing and maiming?!? Is it perhaps because machine guns like this are almost impossible for average civilians to actually purchase and own?!?

One has to wonder; which of the alphabet soup agencies, blessed by some of those in the Amerikan Deep State, felt that they needed this level of distraction right now?!?

Folks, just in case you didn't get the memo, the US government is heading toward one of two, thoroughy terrifying scenarios here; a world war, or a complete economic collapse. These very sombre realities have passed from the speculative phase to the reality phase rather recently; it is not a question of if, but when.

I cannot see precisely from where the scenarios with Russia, China, North Korea, or Iran may actually be going; I didn't quite inherit the "Nostradamus Gene" in my DNA.

However, Paul Craig Roberts, one of the most sober, responsible analyists I know, and respect, wrote an article this last spring that I think all Americans need to read:

Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China

This would be to prevent any further further rise of the Chinese yuan and the Russian ruble in the world's economy, and protect the hegemony of the US dollar.

That those in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged States of Amerika, are even thinking this way is enough to scare the stuffing out of me.

Oct 03 08:38

The Globalists Are Systematically Destroying America's Middle Class

In America today, well over 100 million people receive money from the federal government each month, and the number of Americans that are truly financially independent is continually shrinking. In fact, only 25 percent of all Americans have more than $10,000 in savings right now according to one survey. If we eventually get to the point where virtually all of us are dependent on the government for our continued existence, that would give the globalists a very powerful tool of control. In the end, they want as many of us dependent on the government as possible, because those that are dependent on the government are a lot less likely to fight against their agenda.

Oct 03 07:58

French Counter-Terror Bill Slammed by Rights Groups as Draconian

A new French counter-terrorism bill has attracted criticism from organizations, including the United Nations, concerned that the additional security powers the bill grants could harm liberty, security, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

Oct 03 07:21

Jason Chaffetz states Sessions is dragging his feet on Dem Scandals

Judge Jeanine video

Emails, IRS, Pagliano, and Fast & Furious.

Oct 03 07:15

Miss Myanmar banned from participating in Miss World

because she raised her voice against Islamic terrorism in Myanmar

Oct 03 07:11

America:The Dictatress of The World

When the Constitution called the federal government into existence, the last thing the American people wanted was a powerful military. They were overwhelmingly opposed to what they called “standing armies,” which was a term used describe a big, permanent military establishment. That was why there was Pentagon, no big, permanent military-industrial complex, no CIA, and no NSA for more than 100 years after the country was established. The American people didn’t want those types of governmental apparatuses to be part of our nation’s political system.

The reason Americans were so opposed to standing armies is because they believed that standing armies constituted a grave threat to their freedom and economic well-being. They knew, from both first-hand experience and through history, that dictators and despots used powerful military establishments to destroy the freedom and prosperity of the citizenry, oftentimes in the name of keeping them safe, secure, and prosperous.

Oct 02 22:50

Puerto Rican Cop Reveals The Truth About The Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis From Hurricane Maria

A Hispanic radio station in NYC (La Mega) takes a call from a police officer in Puerto Rico. She tells the truth about the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and who is to blame for aid not being distributed throughout the island. English subtitles are in the video.

Oct 02 16:22

Meet Edward Bernays, Master of Propaganda - Corbett Report Extras

Published on Oct 2, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=259

You’ve heard of his uncle Sigmund, so how come you’ve never heard of him? In this classic episode from The Corbett Report archives James dishes the dirt on Edward Bernays, Freud’s American nephew. Learn how to break societal taboos, get the public to demand poison in the water, and prep the way for an overthrow of a foreign government from the man who literally wrote the book on propaganda!

Oct 02 12:44

Teen ‘shocked’ NYPD detectives claimed sex acts were consensual

A Brooklyn teen who says two NYPD detectives forced her to perform sex acts came forward Friday to demand justice.

Oct 02 11:22

Paying Income Taxes on Crops Eaten by Locusts

The present federal tax code allows deductions for state income taxes. This is as it should be. Why? Because we should not have to pay taxes on what the locusts consume before we harvest the crop.

Oct 02 10:19

We're from the Govt;We're Here to Help You

Noting Puerto Rico, the cat-5'd in conclusion, is there precedent for government and/or agencies interfering with relief efforts?

In Haiti, the Clinton Foundation positioned itself as donation-central. Haiti got close to zilch; the Clintons siphoned more gazillions into their never-enoughness.

And the American Red Cross? Read and weep: Donation-lucre was collected to build houses... which never left the drawing board.

Houston? Cat-5 Hurricane Harvey roaring into view and no mandatory evacuation order was issued. In the superfund-water-wasteland which followed, locals described FEMA and the Red Cross as notable by their absence.

The "Cajun Navy" launched from Louisiana; neighbors rescued the infirm and families from rooftops. A teenage boy paddled, to apartments drowned and people trapped, on an inflatable air mattress.

Oct 01 16:47

KATIE HOPKINS: I never thought I'd find myself on the same side of an argument as Nicola Sturgeon but the sickening sight of Spain's bully-boys in black trying to beat independence out of the Catalans has achieved the impossible

I have never felt more ashamed to be sat navel-gazing here in the UK. It is telling that these shocking images didn't even make the lead item on the BBC news and voters were described as protesters. Sky News went full Big Brother with their headline: The Catalans are finding out what happens when an illegal referendum is held.

Are 844 injured enough? Or do they need to be beaten some more?

...

If democracy matters, even if this vote is illegal, would it be such a bad thing if the people were allowed to vote and have their voices heard. What harm is there in a ballot box if its contents are not supported constitutionally? Must the people be beaten simply for trying?

And as I watched the men in black with their helmets and batons smashing their way through the crowds I wondered about Merkel and her European Army. What would policing mean under a more centralised EU, if you dared to challenge the approved line? Is this the future of the EU. Approved group-think, or else?

Oct 01 16:44

Catalonia: What’s Next?

Spain’s repression has failed

by Justin Raimondo Posted on October 01, 2017
As the Spanish government reveals the true nature of its “democratic” pretensions, injuring hundreds in an effort to stop Catalans from voting, one thing is clear: Catalonia is no longer Spanish. In the very effort to prevent the referendum Madrid has handed the victory to the separatists: this is what the sight of Spanish police clubbing people at the polls means. While previous polls showed that the advocates of Catalan independence were neck-and-neck with those opposed, there is every reason to believe that now the overwhelming majority are for secession. The government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has lost whatever legitimacy it once had.

Oct 01 14:11

Catalan referendum: 'Hundreds hurt' as police try to stop voters

Catalan emergency officials say 761 people have been injured as police used force to try to block voting in Catalonia's independence referendum.

Oct 01 09:40

Erdogan Claims Mossad Played a Role in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

Ankara fiercely opposed the referendum and has threatened sanctions against the region, reflecting its worries about its own sizeable Kurdish minority. During a televised speech, Erdogan claimed that Turkey had been saddened to see some Iraqi Kurds acclaiming the independence referendum with Israeli flags.

Oct 01 09:13

BREAKING: Puerto Rican Cop Says San Juan Mayor Is Sabotaging Hurricane Response For Political Reasons

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is deliberately withholding food and supplies from her hurricane-ravaged city as part of a publicity stunt, according to a bombshell video currently circulating across the internet.

The video features a panicked female voice who identifies herself as a police officer from Guaynabo, a suburb of San Juan, calling into a New York City Hispanic language radio station. The caller accuses Cruz, San Juan’s anti-Trump mayor with a penchant for supporting and befriending convicted terrorists, of staggering negligence and dereliction of duty in the wake of Hurricane Maria:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do hope this Puerto Rican cop is wearing her Kevlars; sounds like this mayor is very much both a Clintonista, as well as an adherent to the philosopy of Rom Emanuel, who was frequentely quoted as saying "Never let a good crisis go to waste." That is precisely what she is doing with the horrendous losses with which the Puerto Rican people are suffering; politicizing them.

My net friend who told me about this, also had some choice information about what the unions here have been ordered to do.

The Real Story on Puerto Rico

The San Juan Weekly

Oct 01 06:12

UK Prime Minister Ted Heath pedophile-raped at least one boy among 42 similar criminal complaints. US Presidents Bushes had ‘call boys,’ gay male prostitutes at White House. What, you thought lying rogue state ‘leader’ perversions were limited?

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: David Icke

The UK’s second-leading selling newspaper claims an official report to be released this week will confirm former Prime Minister Ted Heath was a pedophile-rapist suspect of at least one boy, with six other confirmed credible criminal complaints, and a total of 42 unconfirmed criminal complaints from families.

US Presidents Bushes at White House with call boys, gay male prostitutes

As I reported in 2015: 3-minute video from Invisible Empire with President Bush, Jr. kissing, fondling and embracing gay male prostitute, Jeff Gannon:

2-minute video: connecting both presidents Bush to Jeff Gannon:

10-minute 2005 Countdown segment on Jeff Gannon acting as a reporter to toss only softball questions:

President George Bush, Sr. used one crisis actor and two outrageous lies for his unlawful war on Iraq in 1990:

Sep 30 15:23

Stand or kneel for illegal rogue state empire’s national propaganda anthem? Either way: ‘We the People’ must step-up to .01% arrests for OBVIOUS crimes in war, looting, lying that annually kill millions, harm billions, loot trillions or sing to slavery

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

~ US National Anthem asserting terror or death to American Blacks protesting their slavery, 1812 (by Francis Scott Key, a slave-owning Washington, D.C. lawyer)

Let’s summarize some of this history, then provide context of ongoing US illegal rogue state empire that demands both protests and .01% arrests:

Sep 30 14:42

Vietnam Déjà Vu — Eric Margolis on more disnonest, dishonorable imperial wars.

In spite of all, our imperial impulse till throbs. The nightmare Vietnam War in which over 58,000 American soldiers died for nothing has been largely forgotten. So we can now repeat the same fatal errors again without shame, remorse or understanding.

Sep 30 14:32

Secrets Of JFK Assassination Due To Finally Emerge 54 Years Later In CIA And FBI Files – If Trump Doesn’t Block Their Release

Scholars are eagerly awaiting the anticipated release of thousands of never-before-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Now, they’re waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades. The National Archives has until October 26 to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy’s 1963 assassination, unless Trump intervenes.

Sep 30 14:27

Turkey opens its largest overseas military base in Africa

Turkey has launched a major military base in Somalia. The $50 million facility is designed to provide support and training to troops of the war-torn country which is struggling to rebuild its national security forces. Turkey opened the new military training facility south of Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu Saturday. Senior officials, including Turkey's Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire attended the opening ceremony, which is expected to house and train at least 1,000 soldiers at a time.

Sep 30 11:20

North Korea Seen Moving Missiles As US Admits For First Time It Is In "Direct Contact" With Pyongyang

Separately, on Saturday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged for the first time that the US is in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests – a stunning revelation considering that administration officials have until this point insisted that there has been only limited, indirect contact between the White House and the Kim regime. According to the New York Times, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed as much during a speech at the residence of the US ambassador to Beijing after a meeting with Chinese leaders. Tillerson is in China on Saturday for what the NYT described as a “brief visit.”

“We are probing, so stay tuned,” Tillerson said when pressed about how he might begin a conversation with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that could avert what many government officials fear is a significant chance of open conflict between the two countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a "fingers crossed for the even remote possibility here of a diplomatic coup", rather than war on the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 30 10:22

North Korea seen moving missiles from development center: report

Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital, Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials detected missiles being transported away from North Korea’s Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong in the northern part of Pyongyang.

The report did not say when or where they had been moved.

The missiles could be either intermediate range Hwasong-12 or intercontinental Hwasong-14 missiles, according to the report, though the missile facility at Sanum-dong has been dedicated to the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

A source from South Korea’s Defense Ministry said he could not confirm details of the report or whether there has been any unusual activities in the area mentioned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although unsourced, and I cannot find any mention of this movement at 38north.org, an organisation which studies the actions of North Korea primarily via satellite images, if, in fact, King Jung Un is going to be flinging missiles into the air, the next logical date for that to happen, in light of the fact that he loves to pair these launches with national holidays, would be Tuesday, 10 October, a major national holiday for North Korea.

Sep 30 10:11

Israel to approve construction of thousands of new settlement units

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to approve the construction of 3,300 new settlement units during the next meeting of the Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee, which is set to be held on 16 October, Israel’s Channel 7 has reported. Netanyahu made his pledge during a closed meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of the Yesha Council of the West Bank Settlements.

Although all of Israel’s settlements are built on occupied Palestinian territory and are illegal under international law, Netanyahu claims that the Trump administration is prepared to “tolerate” limited settlement building. He told the settlers’ group that he has succeeded in convincing Trump to drop its distinction between settlement blocs and so-called isolated settlements. The US President is, he added, almost ready to present a plan for the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Years ago, I warned both Fatah and Hamas that unless they stopped bickering, and presented a united front with which the Israeli government would have to peacefully negotiate the remaining amount of land in which a viable Palestine could exist, wouldn't even amount to the size of Lichtenstein.

And now, the way in which these settlements have been engineered, there can be no contiguous borders for Palestine, period, end of discussion.

Sep 30 10:03

Vatican diplomat accused of uploading child porn from Canadian church on Christmas

Canadian police have issued an arrest warrant for a high-ranking Vatican diplomat suspected of uploading child pornography from a church in Ontario last Christmas holidays.

According to police in Windsor, Ontario, Carlo Capella,50, allegedly uploaded the child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship last December.

"In February of 2017, the Windsor Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit received information that originated from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Child Exploitation Coordination Center indicating that a suspect in the city of Windsor had allegedly uploaded child pornography using a social networking website," police explained.

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Pope Francis, Portugal May 13, 2017. © Pedro NunesPope Francis: Vatican had 2,000 sex abuse cases backlog, sluggishness complaints justified

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a Jean-Luke Picard double facepalm, at velocity, upon reading this.

There is, and has been, an institutional illness in the Catholic church, among its clergy, and representatives; and Pope after Pope, in the 21st century, have railed against it, but have provided no real cure or response.

The Catholic Church Has Paid Out $3,994,797,060.10 as a Result of the Sex Abuse Scandals

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/11/04/the-catholic-church-has-paid-out-3994797060-10-as-a-result-of-the-sex-abuse-scandals/#GAJmovQhH5sbXbex.99

The potential cure?!? Demand that all clerics and diplomats be married, and that couples are vetted for their mutual vocations in the church. That includes the Pope.

And to Britain's Jo Brand, one of the smartest, most compassionate, actors/commedians/writers/ thinkers of whom I know, and deeply appreciate, I have a concept for a brilliant monologue about the Pope's wife, if you are brave enough to listen to it! :-)

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