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Oct 19 08:38

Israeli army raids media outlets across West Bank

Israeli forces raided and shut down several Palestinian broadcast companies in the occupied West Bank before dawn on Wednesday.

Eight branch offices belonging to three media companies – PalMedia, Ram Sat and Trans Media – were sealed and two media workers were arrested, according to Addameer, a Palestinian human rights group.

The raided offices, located in the cities of Nablus, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Hebron, were welded shut with notices posted by the Israeli military ordering them closed for six months due to having engaged in “incitement.”

Oct 19 08:30

Israeli Settlers Filmed Stealing Olive Harvest of West Bank Palestinian FarmersThe police detained and then released all the suspects

Israel Police detained four settlers over the past week on suspicion of involvement in stealing olives from Palestinian farmers' groves in the northern West Bank, but all of them were released. An NGO provided documentation that shows settlers in the act and throwing rocks, and Palestinian farmers claimed that settlers stole from and vandalized hundreds of trees.

According to the Palestinians, the thefts and vandalism occurred mainly on Palestinian land near settlements that the Palestinian can only reach by coordinating ahead of time with the the Israeli military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It takes real b*stards to do this, and yet believe they have the moral high ground in these acts of destructive vandalism.

Oct 19 08:23

How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings

Over the summer, Trump listened to advice about a possible major overhaul of U.S. foreign policy that would have checked Israeli/Saudi regional ambitions, opened diplomatic doors to Iran, and addressed the Korean crisis by brokering negotiations between the North and the South over some form of loose confederation.

There was even the possibility of a Nixon-goes-to-China moment with tough-guy Trump meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the two countries restoring diplomatic ties, a process that could have given U.S. companies a better chance to compete in the Iranian market.

Those proposed moves had the advantage of reducing international tensions, saving the U.S. government money on future military adventures, and freeing U.S. corporations from the tangle of economic sanctions – exactly the “America First” strategy that Trump had promised his working-class base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The level of absolute betrayal that I, and much of his base, felt at President Trump's martial rantings at the UN, threatening both North Korea and Iran with war and extinction, is so intense as to be absolutely unconveyable.

So I am hoping that some folks in the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Congress are asking themselves, quite seriously: is the US government actually prepared to go to war with both Iran and Russia, egged on by the Israeli cheerleaded in chief Netanyahu, when it is a dead moral certainty that the costs will be borne only in American blood, and with American money?!?

I would hope that a measured, collective answer to that question is, HELL, NO!!

But then again, I do not know what kind of Svengali hold Netanyahu has over President Trump, in terms of intel or background to which the American public is not privy.

Unfortunately, just because an action on the part of the US government could be the most ham-fistely, pig-headedly stupid thing it could do, is no guarantee that it will not do it.

And do take note; there have been absolutely no missile tests by North Korea over this last week of intense military exercises between South Korea and the US military off the Korean peninsula. Even though North Korea's Ambassador to the UN made the following statement on 16 October "Nuclear War May Break Out at Any Moment, these exercises are due to end tomorrow, and yet North Korea has not carried out its threats.

38north.org, an organisation under the auspices of John Hopins University, which studies North Korean actions by analyzing satellite imagery, has made no mentions of any movements of missiles to their testing site as of yesterday, 18 October, and this is my "canary in the coal mine" resource when it comes to North Korean military activity.

I doubt that this will ever happen in my lifetime, but what this country desperately needs right now, is a Department of Peace, to counter the warmongers in our government, and create options for resolving this country's geopolitical issues through intelligent, moral, hard-won negotiations, rather than through war.

Oct 19 07:50

Saudi Airstrike Kills Six Civilians, Mostly Children, in North Yemen: One Child Survived, But Critically Wounded in Home's Destruction

The latest in a long line of disastrous airstrikes by Saudi warplanes across Yemen, officials reported an airstrike on Tuesday night in the northern Jawf Province, destroying a single civilian home, killing six civilians and critically wounded another.

The civilians killed were an entire family. The slain included the parents and four of their daughters. The lone survivor, who was injured, was their only son. Saudi officials gave no indication why the house was destroyed.

Locals in the district, however, reported that the house was directly targeted twice, initially hit with airstrikes that destroyed the building, and then minutes later as rescue workers got close to the site. Officials say no rescue workers were injured, as they had yet to reach the wreckage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The assassinations of women and children seems to be a major specialty of the US-enabled Saudi military in Yemen.

Mr. President, I do not know what your Unholy Triumverate of Kelly, Mattis, and McMaster are telling you about these murders of innocents, coupled with the massive deaths from malnutrition, due to US-assisted Yemeni port blockades, and the deaths from (potentially weaponised) cholera, but the US government and military, under your watch, have been colluding in Saudi war crimes in Yemen; there is no "nice" way to say this, sir.

The government of my country is guilty of war crimes, period, end of discussion; and Mr. President, as an American who supported your candidacy over that of Clinton in the last election, I am profoundly morally uncomfortable with your choices here.

Yes, those weapons manufacturers who have been selling bombs to the Saudis have made a "killing", both literally and figuratively; but at what cost to the soul of this nation, sir?!?

That is a question I have to ask, and respectfully request that you answer.

And one more thing, President Trump; your newest BFF, Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, has many honorifics, which go with his position in the Royal House of Saud; however, there is one title which is going to follow him, and curse him to his grave and beyond; that of the Butcher of Yemen.

Oct 19 07:42

ARIZONA COP HEADING TO TRIAL FOR KILLING UNARMED MAN CLAIMS IT WOULD BE “UNFAIR” TO SHOW JURY BODY CAM FOOTAGE OF SHOOTING DEATH

The former Arizona cop preparing to go to trial for shooting and killing an unarmed man in a hotel hallway last year is now arguing that it would be “unfair” to show the jury body cam footage of the shooting. But the footage is probably the strongest piece of evidence that will determined whether or not Mesa police officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford truly feared for his life when he shot and killed Daniel Shaver after ordering him to come crawling towards him on January 18, 2016

Oct 19 07:37

UK GOV'T CONSIDERING REDEFINING SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES AS PUBLISHERS TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CONTROL THEM

Like seemingly every other government on the planet, the UK government wants internet companies like Google and Facebook to do more. Everyone has an axe to grind, whether it's not enough censorship, or the wrong kind of censorship, or the innate desire to hold companies accountable for the actions of their users. The voluntary moderation efforts made by these platforms always fall short of politicians' ideals. These legislators believe -- without evidence -- that perfectly moderated services are just a couple of button pushes away.

Oct 19 07:33

Spain and Catalonia set for showdown over independence bid

Catalonia is facing an unprecedented move by Madrid to seek a suspension of the region's autonomy this morning, unless separatist leader Carles Puigdemont abandons his bid for independence

Mr Puigdemont, who sparked Spain's worst political crisis in decades by holding a banned independence referendum on October 1, has been ordered by Madrid to say by 10.00 am (9am BST) whether or not he is unilaterally declaring a split from Spain.

The government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says it will trigger Article 155 of Spain's constitution - a measure that would allow it to start imposing direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia - unless Mr Puigdemont backs down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is settng the stage for a second Spanish civil war.

I very seriously doubt that Mr Puigdemont, and his brother and sister Catalonians, are going to back down here, and things could get very brutal, with a Spanish introduction of complete martial law in the area.

Oct 19 07:25

ISIS in Afghanistan is US tool to cause trouble in whole region – ex-Afghan President Karzai to RT

The US uses the Islamic State insurgency as a tool in Afghanistan, aimed at destabilizing the whole region, the former Afghan president told RT, urging the international community to convince the US that it needs to actually fight terrorism.

No action was taken against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists despite their atrocious acts being well known “since the arrival of Daesh [an Arabic acronym for IS] on the Afghan scene,” former President Hamid Karzai said. He then mentioned reports of “unmarked foreign helicopters” providing support to the terrorists.

From the two years onwards to today, every day the local people, the local elders, government officials, media and others began to report that unmarked helicopters, unmarked foreign helicopters, would go in and support extremists in all parts of the country,” the former president told RT on the sidelines of the Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Karzai is saying is making absolute sense; let's take a look at Afganistan on a map, and see what other countries it borders:

Map of Afghanistan with surrounding countries

Note that it borders Iran; Pakistan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; and Western China, where the suppressed and restive Muslim Urigurs are already annoyed with their Beijing masters.

ISIS has already been moved into the Phillipines in an attempt to undermine Duterte; do you believe, for one milisecond, that those Deep Staters in the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika wouldn't us it to destabilize any one of the surrounding countries, particularly Iran?!?

I sure wouldn't bet against it.

Oct 19 07:12

EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

The statement, to be delivered after a discussion among leaders on Thursday evening, will follow the latest EU sanctions agreed on Monday by foreign ministers, which go beyond United Nations measures.

Leaders will tell Pyongyang "to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner", the draft said.

Leaders will also say they are ready to consider further measures, without specifying what they might be. Diplomats said they could include sanctions on non-EU countries still doing business with Pyongyang.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, good luck on that one; and to the European leaders who have contributed to this: Pyongyang will most probably abandon its nuclear program when its nuclear missles can actually reach the east coast of the United States!!

Oct 19 06:29

Push is on to disbar James Comey after Clinton scandal

A crusading lawyer filed a bar grievance this week accusing former FBI Director James Comey of lying to Congress and destroying potential evidence in the Clinton email scandal, in a process that could end up costing him his law license.

Ty Clevenger filed the grievance in New York, where Mr. Comey was a former U.S. attorney and is licensed to practice law.

Mr. Clevenger said Mr. Comey’s testimony to Congress that he did not predetermine the outcome of the FBI’s probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is belied by revelations this week that he in fact started drafting an exoneration months before even speaking with Mrs. Clinton.
“Insofar as Mr. Comey gave materially false testimony to Congress, it appears that he violated Rules 1.0(w), 3.3(a)(1), and 8.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct,” Mr. Clevenger wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Comey may be the sacrificial lamb here; but it is Hillary Clinton who is fast becoming the "live liability."

And those in the Bowels of Power in DC in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika have a particularly vile distaste for live liabilites.

I would be reasonably sure that those in her inner circle have come up with some very reasonable suggestions about countries where she and Bill could live comfortably, with one thing in common: they have no extradition treaties with the US government.

Oct 19 06:22

Fusion GPS Executives Plead the Fifth on Trump Dossier at House Intelligence Hearing408

Fusion GPS executives Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan pleaded the fifth to every single question asked during the roughly half an hour session, the source said, including to basic questions such as “Who funded the dossier?”

“They both plead the fifth to every question that was put to them,” the source said.

The committee interviewed them as part of its ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and any potential collusion with the Trump administration. Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX), who is leading the investigation, issued the subpoenas for Fusion GPS representatives to come in, according to another source familiar with the subpoenas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I completely unsurprised at this?!?

Because the alleged "dossier" was codswallop, from beginning to end!!

Oct 19 06:20

Judiciary Committee calls on former FBI informant to testify about Uranium One

Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley asked the attorney of a former FBI informant Wednesday to allow her client to testify before his committee regarding the FBI's investigation regarding kickbacks and bribery by the Russian state controlled nuclear company that was approved to purchase twenty percent of United States uranium supply in 2010, Circa has learned.

In a formal letter, Grassley, an Iowa Republican, asked Victoria Toensing, the lawyer representing the former FBI informant, to allow her client, who says he worked as a voluntary informant for the FBI, to be allowed to testify about the "crucial" eyewitness testimony he provided to the FBI regarding members of the Russian subsidiary and other connected players from 2009 until the FBI's prosecution of the defendants in 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, this businessman, understanding that their life is in extreme danger from the Clintonistas, has most probably quietly left the US for a country with which the US has no extradition treaty, and hired a private security company to protect his life.

Grassley is most probably going to get this guy to testify... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Oct 19 06:15

FBI Informant "Threatened" After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation To Russian Bribery Case

While the mainstream media has largely ignored it, the scandal surrounding Russian efforts to acquire 20% of America's uranium reserves, a deal which was ultimately approved by the Obama administration, and more specifically the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, is becoming more problematic for Democrats by the hour.

As The Hill pointed out earlier this morning, the latest development in this sordid tale revolves around a man that the FBI used as an informant back in 2009 and beyond to build a case against a Russian perpetrator who ultimately admitted to bribery, extortion and money laundering. The informant, who is so far only known as "Confidential Source 1," says that when he attempted to come forward last year with information that linked the Clinton Foundation directly to the scandal he was promptly silenced by the FBI and the Obama administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why am I not surprised here?!?

Threats, physical assassinations, and character assassinations are the Clintonista's primary tools of empowerment.

And trust me, I know: Mike and I barely survived through that last one with the issue of the strange "death" of Vincent Foster!

The Vincent Foster Death Cover-Up

Oct 19 06:09

SENATE LAUNCHES PROBE INTO RUSSIAN NUCLEAR BRIBERY CASE THAT NETTED CLINTONS MILLIONS

As the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided they’re going to take a look into a shady Russian deal that handed Putin 20% of America’s uranium reserves, was approved by the Obama administration during an ongoing FBI investigation into charges of bribery, extortion and money laundering by the Russian buyer and netted the Clintons millions of dollars in donations and ‘speaking fees.” Here’s more from The Hill:

The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally, as the independent press has known for quite some time, THIS is the real story about "Russian Collusion", and it has utterly NOTHING to do with President Trump!!

Oct 19 06:06

CITIES ARE GETTING PAID TO TURN STREET LIGHTS INTO SPYING SMARTNODES

The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes.

What are SmartNodes?

SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., all-in-one light pole.

The city of Los Angeles, Calfornia is working with Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB to turn 110,000 street lights into a one-of-a-kind citywide SmartNode surveillance network.

“The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and Philips Lighting have collaborated on a program that uses CityTouch connected street lighting management and connected sensors to obtain additional value from the public lighting system.”

Phillips SmartPoles are equipped with ‘environmental noise monitoring’ microphones. Phillips microphones are designed to spy on ‘raucous neighbors and loud music’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would almost be willing to bet that the concept of privacy, as we used to understand it, will be completely gone, even inside the home, within the next 5 years.

Every move an American makes/ whatever they say/ will be recorded/tracked/surveilled to the utmost minutia of their lives, by the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika.

Oct 19 02:27

Israel raids Palestinian media firms for 'incitement'

arrested two people and closed down eight Palestinian media production companies working with Hamas-linked TV channels. The broadcasters repeatedly "inspired" terror attacks, Israeli officials claim.

(*Trump's partner in Israel demonstrates how to deal with what he deems a Fake NEWS epidemic )

Oct 18 21:31

Tarred and feathered, lynched in the street and locked up in internment camps: The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War

A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War.

As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered.

Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War.

Oct 18 11:54

Major Taliban Attacks Kill at Least 74 Across Afghanistan

Major Taliban attacks were carried out in both the Paktia and Ghazni Provinces on Tuesday, killing at least 74 people, mostly police. The attacks targeted police compounds and other government sites.

The largest attack hit a police compound in the Paktia capital of Gardez, killing 41 people, and wounding 158 people, including 110 civilians. The attack involved two car bombings, and five other attacks with suicide belts.

Among the slain were several civilians, but also the Paktia provincial police chief Toryali Abdiani. The large number of wounded civilians were mostly students there to pick up university ID cards.

Taliban attackers in Ghazni used major armored vehicles full of explosives to attack police near the capital building

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I weep at this state of perpetual destruction, chaos, and carnage which has become Afghanistan; this country has not been named "the graveyard of empires' without good reason.

And Sec Def Mattis, please don't tell me that the "surge" is working, not with tactics and numbers like this.

IF Kelly, Mattis, Mc Master, and President Trump had two brain cells to rub together, they would realize the utter hopelessness of this occupation, cut their losses, get the US and NATO troops out of there just as quickly as safely possible, and negotiate with whatever government was left standing in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

That... would be logical, and infinitely cheaper than what the US government is shelling out for daily military activities in Afghanistan.

But those in the Bowels of Power, in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika will not allow that to happen, because of the perception that a "loss" in Afghanistan will make the US look militarily weak and incapable.

But our civilian government's not picking its fights intelligently and well, is making the military of this country already appear to be weak and incapable; and it appears that President Trump is going to double down on not picking his fights intelligently, potentially attacking both Iran and North Korea.

Oct 18 11:37

Egypt is in Turmoil - So Why Are Egyptians Begging Sisi to Stand for Reelection?

Despite economic hardship, some Egyptians are asking President Sisi to stand for reelection
His popularity had dipped due to soaring consumer prices
However thousands have already signed up to the "To Build It" campaign
Still, opposition to his candidature remains fierce among others

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has guided his nation into deep financial crisis, overseen the unpopular handover of two Red Sea islands and imprisoned thousands without trial.

The military general initially came to power in a coup overthrowing democratically elected Mohamed Morsi, with his presidency later confirmed in a landslide 2014 vote. Since then, dramatic rises in food and fuel costs, along with his regime's severe human rights abuses, have seen public discontent rise.

Despite all of this, some Egyptians just cannot get enough of their president.

A campaign to push Sisi to stand for reelection in the anticipated 2018 presidential elections has taken off online.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if this "alleged support" for this military dictator is genuine... or fabricated by a clever PR machine, to make it appear as though there is real support for him.

But evidenced by the remarks made by President Trump during Al-Sisi's meeting at the White House on 21 September of this year, the Al-Sisi regime has the full support of Trump's administration.

Remarks by President Trump and Egyptian President Al-Sisi at a September bilateral meeting

Apparently for President Trump, trade trumps human rights every time; his relatively new BFFs in the Middle East, Netanyahu and Prince Salman, echoe that choice quite loudly.

Oct 18 11:24

Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Israel will not allow' Iranian bases in Syria

Israel says it "will not allow" Iran to build up a long-term military position on its borders, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu delivered the warning to Russia, which has been Iran's partner in backing Syrian President Bashar Assad, during a meeting in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. The talks occurred as coalition forces are nearly finished liberating the Islamic State's capital of Raqqa as key world powers try to secure long-term strategic gains out of the Syrian civil war.

"Iran is attempting to establish itself militarily in Syria," Netanyahu tweeted Tuesday after a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. "I told [Shoigu]: Iran needs to understand that Israel will not allow this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will do anything it can to start an all out war against Syria and Iran, with the US government sleepwalking into such a war before it realizes what has happened, and that is precisely what Netanyahu wants to engineer, with these moves.

Such a war could well see the US military fighting the Russian military in Syria; and if Israel and the US go into Iran, you will most probably see Russia fighting against US forces here as well.

I have felt that we are on the keening edge of either a total financial breakdown, or world war for quite some time; I don't know which will be first, but the current geopolitical and financial situations cannot stand as they are for much longer.

Oct 18 11:15

Benjamin Netanyahu pushes to pass criminal immunity bill as he faces police investigations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to pass a law that would make prime ministers immune from certain criminal investigations during their terms.

Mr Netanyahu and his family are being investigated by police for fraud and corruption.

As reported by Haaretz, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation will debate the immunity bill this weekend, after which it will become clearer as to whether the bill will become law.

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Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara to stand trial over corruption charges
Although previous similar bills have been voted down under his predecessors, Mr Netanyahu’s senior ministers in his Likud party agree with the bill, including his justice minister, Ayelet Shaked. It was first proposed last year by his minister of parliament, David Amsalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You just have to love the blatant, hubristic hipocrisy of this move, and the timing of it, on the part of Netanyahu!!

Oct 18 11:10

LEAKED ICE GUIDE OFFERS UNPRECEDENTED VIEW OF AGENCY’S ASSET FORFEITURE TACTICS

AN INTERNAL HANDBOOK obtained by The Intercept provides a rare view into the extensive asset seizure operations of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, an office that trains its agents to meticulously appraise the value of property before taking it.

HSI’s 71-page “Asset Forfeiture Handbook,” dated June 30, 2010, underscores the role seizures play in “helping to fund future law enforcement actions” and covering costs “that HSI would otherwise be unable to fund.” It thus offers an unprecedented window into ICE’s wide-ranging asset forfeiture operations and the premium the agency places on seizing valuable property. Forfeiture proceeds can bolster ICE’s partnerships with local police departments, which are now the subject of heightened debate given the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This practice should be made completely illegal, period, end of discussion; what if the person is found not guilty in a court of law of what they have been accused of doing?!?

There is no real mechanism for getting the property back, and that is where things fall apart for me here.

Oct 18 11:03

ISRAEL IS HIDING THAT ITS STATE-OF-ART F-35 WARPLANE WAS HIT BY SYRIAN S-200 MISSILE - REPORTS

According to the available information, the Syrian Defense Forces used a S-200 missile against the Israeli warplane. This Soviet-made missile is the most advanced long range anti-aircraft system opearated by the Syrian military. Even in this case, it’s old-fashioned in terms of the modern warfare. Despite this, the Syrian Defense Ministry said in its statement that government forces responded to the violation of the airspace and “directly hit one of the jets, forcing [Israeli aircraft] to retreat.”
It looks that the Israeli “demonstration of power” during the recent visit of Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has turned into a total failure.

On October 16, Shoigu arrived Israel for meetings with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The sides were reportedly set to discuss the situation in the region, including Syria, the fight against terrorism as well as military and technical cooperation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect the IDF to lie to their collective teeth as to whether or not the F-35 got hit; but unfortunately, the F-35, that Frankenstinian monster created by Lockheed Martin has never worked properly, and is neither an air-worthy, nor agile.

Oct 18 10:57

NMA PANEL SUGGESTS NO AMERICAN HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE EXPERIMENTAL VACCINATIONS AND CHILDREN MUST BE HELD DOWN BY POLICE WHILE INJECTED

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) convened in New York City this past May to “Advance Vaccine Impact” and spread their fake science propaganda through several industry shills and pharma “panel” mouthpieces, including their insidious leader and vaccine sales puppet Paul Offit. The gathering of shills was moderated by a huckster (Arthur Allen) from Politico, a fake news outfit known for being Nazi sympathizers and pushing their own brand of violence and journo-terrorism.

The ultimate goal of the panel gathering was to cast blame on “anti-vaxxers” for vaccine failures, and to cover up the plague of chemical violence that’s been perpetrated on Americans from the carcinogenic ingredients in vaccines – namely mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, MSG and live “attenuated” virus combinations.

“People are compelled much more by fear than reason” was the motto this year for the vax-terrorists at the NMA convention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you have skills and kids, leave this country right the hell now. Pretty soon, I think laws will be passed to compel not only children, but also adults, to have mandiatory vaccinations, whether these vaccines are harmless... or not.

The following articles might shed some light as to why Mike and I do not get vaccinated:

Nagalase and Vaccines

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

Cancer and Autism: the mysterious deaths of alternative health doctors who had real cures not approved by the FDA

Oct 18 10:40

THE UNITED STATES OF WEINSTEIN: COMPLICITY, GREED AND CORRUPTION IS THE STATUS QUO

The sordid story of Harvey Weinstein is being presented as an aberration. It is not an aberration; it is merely a high-profile example of how the status quo functions in the USA, a.k.a. The United States of Weinstein, in which complicity, greed and corruption reign supreme in every sector and in every nook and cranny of power.

The dirty secret of America’s status quo is that power and wealth are both extremely concentrated, which means there are gatekeepers who must be bribed, sated or serviced if you want to claw your way up the wealth-power pyramid. Mr. Weinstein’s alleged conduct and payoffs of those he exploited is par for the course in the corridors of power in the USA.

As a gatekeeper in Hollywood, Mr. W. could make or break careers with absurd ease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meritocracy is a lovely, naive concept, but probably never really existed in this country in the first place.

Oct 18 10:35

HOW THE ELITE DOMINATE THE WORLD – PART 3: 90% OF WHAT YOU WATCH ON TELEVISION IS CONTROLLED BY JUST 6 GIANT CORPORATIONS

How much is your view of the world shaped by what you see on television? On average, Americans spend more than 150 hours watching television every month, and it is called “programming” for a reason. If you allow anyone to pour ideas and information into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to change how you look at reality. Everyone has an agenda, and every single news program, television show and movie is trying to alter your views. Sadly, our society has become absolutely addicted to media, and the mainstream media is completely dominated by the elite. In fact, about 90 percent of the programming that comes through your television is controlled by just 6 gigantic media corporations. Most of us are willingly plugging ourselves into this “propaganda matrix” that is completely dominated by the elite for several hours each day, and that gives them an enormous amount of power over the rest of us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest that the mainstream media doesn't have the hold over us it used to, due to the rise of independent media, and the degree to which Americans have awakened to the reality of the degree to which they are lied to by both the government and Corporate media, 24/7.

We pay intelligent attention more than we used to, because we understand that the narratives being regurgitated verbally by the corporate presstitutes are just that; narratives to further the agendas of those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika.

And as I mentioned in a previous post today, those agendas are almost always engineered to further protect and defend this country's economic hegemony, and primarily focus on war as the only way of accomplishing this. If you didn't see this article from blacklistednews.com today, I encourage you to read it.
US Army is Preparing for Decades of Hybrid War.

Oct 18 10:24

FRAUD, EXPLOITATION AND COLLUSION: AMERICA'S PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The rot within manifested by the pharmaceutical industry almost defies description.

The theme this week is The Rot Within.

America's Pharmaceutical industry takes pride of place in this week's theme of The Rot Within, as the industry has raised fraud, exploitation and collusion to systemic perfection.

What other industry can routinely kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and suffer no blowback? Only recently has the toll of needless deaths from the opioid pandemic finally roused a comatose corporate media and bought-and-paid-for, see-no-evil Congress to wonder if maybe there should be some limits placed on Big Pharma and its drug distributors.

The Drug Industry's Triumph Over the DEA (WaPo)

Explosive '60 Minutes' investigation finds Congress and drug companies worked to cripple DEA's ability to fight opioid abuse

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the medical/industrial complex has got this government by the very sensitive extremities, and this cosy relationship, which is ultimately massively unfair to medical clients, is not going to go away easily or quickly.

Oct 18 10:19

US ARMY IS PREPARING FOR DECADES OF HYBRID WARS

Released on Monday, the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, drafted a new strategy for how US ground forces will operate, fight, and campaign successfully across multiple domains—space, cyberspace, air, land, maritime—against all enemies in the 2025-2040 timeframe.

The new strategy calls for “super-empowered individuals and small groups”, who are mobile and can simultaneously fight in every domain of warfare, which will replace the conventional large units like today.

Since the end of the Cold War, US and Joint Forces have enjoyed considerable amounts of freedom across all domains. The purpose of this new concept is to prepare the US for an increasing number of actors who challenge US global hegemony.

The reported titled “Multi-Domain Battle: Evolution of Combined Arms for the 21st Century, 2025-2040?, repeats one key point over and over again according to Defense One.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So we are looking at perpetual, global war to maintain economic hegemony, no matter the moral and financial costs to this country?

Beam me up, Scotty; no intelligent life here!!

Oct 18 09:25

UK SPIES USING SOCIAL MEDIA DATA FOR MASS SURVEILLANCE

Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.

Oct 18 09:08

RT provider shut down amid Israeli raids & closure of Palestinian media

RT’s broadcasting provider in the West Bank, Pal Media, has been sealed off following raids by Israeli security forces on Palestinian outlets. The raids led to the closure of some broadcasting stations suspected of inciting terrorism.

Eight Palestinian media organizations, which Israel suspects of distributing and broadcasting materials inciting terrorism, were raided in a joint operation of the IDF, the Israel Security Agency security (Shin Bet) and Civil Administration operating in the West Bank on Tuesday night.

The military also closed broadcasting stations including Pal Media, one of the biggest Palestinian companies providing services to RT, as well as many other media outlets operating in the region such as TransMedia, the BBC, France 24 and the Lebanese Al Mayadeen.

Oct 18 08:43

CIA URGES TRUMP TO DELAY RELEASE OF 3,000 NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DOCUMENTS ON JFK ASSASSINATION

More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department on the assassination of John F. Kennedy are scheduled be released, with many experts fearing that such a large release of secret JFK assassination documents will spur “a new generation of conspiracy theories.”

According to Roger Stone, the CIA is urging President Donald Trump to delay disclosing some of the files for another 25 years.

Roger Stone said in a post on his website…

“They must reflect badly on the CIA even though virtually everyone involved is long dead.”

Newsmax reports:

More than 3,000 never-before-seen documents from the FBI, CIA, and Justice Department are set to be released, along with 30,000 that have only been partially released in the past. The document dump “will simply fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” write Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What those in the bowels of the deep state are terrified of people finding out, if they do not know already, is that the people behind the assassination of JFK consisted of multiple agencies with multiple agendas, who then collectively lied to the American people, to attempt to prevent the truth from coming out about the brutal reality of why this happened.

The assassination happened nearly 54 years ago; it is high time that the American people - and the world - had the truth... and all of it.

It is also high time that the American people woke up the the reality of how intensely the US government continues to lie to them, to this day, and with absolute impunity

BTW, heard much from the corporate presstitutes about Yemen lately, where the US government and military are enabling Saudi war crimes?!?

Thought not.

Oct 18 07:38

Kansas Teacher Barred from Employment for Supporting BDS

Barring longtime math teacher Esther Koontz from renewing her teaching contract, solely for her political beliefs, is a flagrant First Amendment violation.

She righteously supports BDS activism, wanting Israel held accountable for its high crimes against Palestinians.

Kansas House Bill 2409 prohibits state contracts with individuals critical of Israel’s agenda. In NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Co. (1982), the Supreme Court unanimously ruled for the plaintiff against state authorities, cracking down on boycotts of white businesses, saying authority over economic relations doesn’t limit or deny political speech.

Koontz is a member of the Mennonite Church USA. In July, it voted to divest from US companies, profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation.

She supports Palestinian rights. Her employment papers require a declaration in writing of no support for BDS. She declined and was denied the right to train

Oct 18 06:59

Schwab Family - CASA Worker Confirms Lies and Deception by Kansas

Kansas is one corrupt state and run by OZ NAZI's IMHO!

Audio from February 2017 provides shocking but not unexpected proof that the State of Kansas has targeted Raymond and Amellia Schwab. (Clips from the 90 minute audio are included - the entire audio is available on YouTube). The worker describes malfeasance by Kansas and the financial beneficiary of child stealing - a commercial entity known as KVC.

The Schwab children were taken by the Kansas Department of Children and Families three years ago while the children were with their maternal grandmother and the parents were moving the family to Colorado. Raymond Schwab, a veteran of the U.S. Navy who was then working for the Department of Veterans Affairs had been transferred from that agency’s Topeka facility to Colorado. Schwab, who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was deemed 50% disabled by the government, had been recommended medical cannabis by a licensed Colorado physician.

Oct 17 16:23

Leaked ICE Guide Offers Unprecedented View of Agency’s Asset Forfeiture Tactics

AN INTERNAL HANDBOOK obtained by The Intercept provides a rare view into the extensive asset seizure operations of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, an office that trains its agents to meticulously appraise the value of property before taking it.

Oct 17 11:32

Iraqi Kurd Army Agrees To Return To 2003 Border, Oil Slides

In a dramatic de-escalation of recent hostilities in Iraqi Kurdistan, where in a blitz campaign the Iraqi army was able to recapture Kirkuk , effectively regaining control of the oil-rich region, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, i.e. the army of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan told Sky News Arabia that it has agreed to return to the 2003 Iraq border, which if confirmed would be a major concession to Iraq which has been pushing for just this conclusion for the past month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We just might have had a moment of true sanity enter this conflict.

Oct 17 11:29

"The System Is Broken": Angry Baltimore Dad Lashes Out As 12th Grader Tests At 4th Grade Math Level

One Baltimore resident and disable Army veteran, Victor Able, Sr., is fed up with the public education that his son, a 12th grader on the verge of graduation, received from City Neighbors Charter School after he recently tested at 4th grade level in math and 5th grade level in reading. Able says his son was simply passed to the next grade year after year so that his school could continue to receive extra federal funding even though it failed to deliver results. After his complaints fell on deaf ears at city council and the mayor’s office, Able has now hired an attorney to address a system he says is "broken." Per Fox News:

According to the IEP report, the 12th grader reads at a 5th grade level; does math at a 4th grade level.

“It’s not supposed to happen,” stated Able. “I don’t want him to fall out into the streets.”

“They failed my son,” said Able. “Not just my son, a whole lot of kids. The system is broken. They need to stop and fix it.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

God bless this man for taking on the teachers' union in Baltimore.

Unions are an absolute blight on the system, many times preventing students from receiving anything approximating an excellent education.

Oct 17 11:25

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Approved Uranium One Deal, Netting Clintons Millions

As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, we're almost certain they'll ignore the much larger Russian bombshell dropped today in the form of newly released FBI documents that reveal for the very first time that the Obama administration was well aware of illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes being conducted by the Russians to get a foothold in the atomic energy business in the U.S. before approving a deal that handed them 20% of America's uranium reserves...and resulted in a windfall of donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is fact; it is real; it happened; and yet no one in the government is investigating?!?!?

Oct 17 11:14

US 'not taking sides' between Iraqi forces, Kurds: Trump

Washington is "not taking sides" following clashes between Iraqi forces and the country's Kurds, US President Donald Trump said Monday, as tensions escalate following the autonomous Kurdish region's independence referendum.

Speaking after Iraqi troops and tanks swept across the northern province capturing oil and military targets from the Kurds and seizing the governor's office in Kirkuk city, Trump made clear he was not going to inject himself into the dispute between two US allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.

"We're not taking sides, but we don't like the fact that they're clashing," Trump told journalists. "We've had for many years a very good relationship with the Kurds.

"We've also been on the side of Iraq," he said, "but we're not taking sides in that battle."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word here; you cannot wiggle out of your complicity, via your foreign policy in both Iraq and Syria, in creating this train wreck; please don't even try here, because it is making you look foolish.

Oct 17 11:05

U.S. Evacuation Drills in South Korea Heighten Fears of Military Action

The United States military said on Monday that it would practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies, as the two allies began a joint naval exercise amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

It has conducted similar evacuation exercises for decades. But with fears rising in the South that the United States might be preparing for military action against the North, the American military issued a rare news release on Monday stressing that the noncombatant evacuation exercise was a “routinely scheduled” drill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a non-combatant American in South Korea, understanding that this kind of drill was taking place, in and around the other drills being performed, I would definitely be more than a little antsy also.

Oct 17 10:46

Despite Campaign Promises, Arms Shipments to Saudis Skyrocket Under Trump

Before President Donald Trump flouted longstanding tradition by choosing Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first foreign visit as president, where he was lavished with gifts and reportedly struck a record-setting arms deal with the kingdom (after his administration called the CEO of Lockheed Martin to get a cheaper deal for the Saudis); before he took part in the male-only sword dance in Riyadh; before he ramped up support for the widely criticized Saudi-led war in Yemen; before he undermined his own secretary of State’s position by siding with the Saudis in their alarming diplomatic row with the Qataris—before any of this, Trump actually castigated Saudi Arabia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The sad reality here is, no political candidate for President, no matter their protestations on the campaign, is any less bought than their rivals by the corporations which own them, and have been placed into a position of high power to do their bidding.

That is the truth; and in the most profoundly disappointing way possible, President Trump has proven this once again.

Saudi Arabia is one of the wealthiest, but most socially backward countries in the Middle East; the practice of any religion other than the very severe Wahabi interpretation of the Koran, is forbidden; young women are still routinely gentially mutilated; and most of the population lives in abject poverty, while the monied and titled live in a degree of splendor very hard to comprehend by people who have not witnessed it.

President Trump has acted as though he believes that war is "good for business".

The only problem with this, vis a vis Saudi Arabia, is that the Saudi government and military, with US military assistance, are waging a genocidal war against the Yemeni people.

Toddlers and children are routinely killed and maimed in Saudi bombing strikes; together, with US Naval assistance, Saudi military has blockaded Yemeni ports, so no food can get in, leaving children dying from the complications of malnutrition; and now (possibly a weaponized strain of) cholera has taken hold of Yemen, in the worst outbreak in recorded history.

These, folks, are war crimes; and I am not someone who wants to be a citizen of a country complicit in war crimes. Unfortunately, Mike and I are too old, and too broke, to move to a country which doesn't indulge in this massively uncivilised behavour.

Yes, the American Merchants of Death are having a field day, with these sales of bombs, fighters, and bullets to Saudi Arabia, and their bottom lines look incredibly terrific; but at what moral cost to the soul and spirit of this country?!?

This is a question no one in the US government, including President Trump, seems to dare to want to ask, but I have to.

And in terms of President's Trump's new BFF in the Middle East, Prince Salman, who has orchestrated this brutal asault on the Yemeni people; you may have many honorifics which come with your royal title. However, there is one title which will soon haunt you to your grave and beyond: that of The Butcher of Yemen.

Oct 17 10:21

Two US partners fighting ISIS are now fighting each other

raqi Security Forces staged an assault on the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Monday morning, forcing Kurdish Peshmerga forces to withdraw from the area.

Civilians began to flee the area as the assault began. Some reports claim that the Peshmerga units withdrew instead of fighting back, though Kurdish officials reported some exchanges of fire. Government forces targeted Kirkuk's rich oil fields and a military air base. Pictures posted on social media showed massive lines of vehicles attempting to flee the attack.

The Peshmerga command referred to the operation as "a war against the Kurds." Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the assault due to concerns that the country was in danger of "partition." Kurdish fighters seized the city from Islamic State forces three years ago after the Iraqi military failed to push back against the terrorist group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So what is the US government going to do now?!?

Is there ANYONE in the Bowels of Power in the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika, who can think a scenario through to its logical conclusion?!?

This was confirmed yesterday at antiwar.com in the following article:

Pentagon backs away as US allies perpare to battle in Iraqi Kurdistan

The article goes on to clarify the Pentagon's categorisation of the initial skirmishes as a simple"misunderstanding."

"MISUNDERSTANDING", my ASTROLABE; WE ARE LOOKING AT FULLY FLEDGED CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ RIGHT NOW!

OF COURSE, the Iraqi military wanted Kirkuk back from the Kurds, as it has one of the most oil-rich portions of the Middle East.

I cannot believe the complete insanity of the timing of this referendum by the Kurdish leadership, and what they thought their chances would be of miraculously having this happen, without Iraq fighting back.

I am just shaking my head here, at the Kurdish, Iraqi, and US leadership, or rather the absence thereof.

Oct 17 10:13

U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's NW region misses top Haqqani leader but kills commander

A U.S. drone strike in Pakistan Monday evening missed the leader of Pakistan's notorious Haqqani network by minutes but killed roughly twenty other militants, including one top commander of the terrorist group, as they gathered for a meeting, a Pakistani local intelligence official and a local government official confirmed to Circa.

U.S. intelligence officials would not comment on the strike but news reports from the region earlier in the evening suggest only five people were killed in the strike. Intelligence officials in Pakistan said one of the Haqqani's top commanders, Sangeen Wali, was killed during the strike, as reported by other outlets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Of course, not a word about civilian casualties, as usual.

Oct 17 09:09

Globalization Is Poverty: "The Endgame Is Painfully Obvious"

Central bankers have never done more damage to the world economy than in the past 10 years. One may argue this is because they never had the power to do that. If their predecessors had had that power, who knows?

Oct 17 08:40

ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO SILENCE THE TRUTH

New legislation, said to be pushed by Netanyahu, would allow for closure of groups critical of IDF or that advocate Israel boycotts

Oct 17 08:25

The Missing Money – $21 Trillion in Undocumentable Adjustments and Counting with Dr. Mark Skidmore

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week Dr. Mark Skidmore, Morris Chair of State and Local Government and Policy at Michigan State University joins me on the Solari Report to discuss his recent report on what is now $21 trillion in undocumentable adjustments at the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) between 1998 and 2015. I had been using the number $18 trillion. However, Dr. Skidmore and his team have identified another $3 trillion which we have added to the documentation that he and his students have reviewed and provided. See DOD and HUD Missing Money: Supporting Documentation for $21 Trillion in Undocumentable Adjustments.

Oct 17 07:40

MEDIA SILENT AS GOV’T USES VEGAS SHOOTING TO PUSH BILL ALLOWING WARRANTLESS SEARCHES

As the mainstream media provides relentless coverage of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood sex scandal, there is one major piece of legislation it is ignoring, and if passed, it will have massive repercussions for all Americans.

More than 40 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, have joined together to condemn the USA Liberty Act, a trendy name for a dangerous bill that reauthorizes and creates additional loopholes for Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the coalition noted that one of the most obvious problems with the USA Liberty Act is that it fails to address concerns with the “backdoor search loophole,” which allows the government to “conduct warrantless searches for the information of individuals who are not targets of Section 702, including U.S. citizens and residents.”

Oct 17 07:35

COMPANIES DOUBLE-DIP BY PROVIDING TREATMENTS FOR DISEASES CAUSED BY THEIR PRODUCTS

Imagine being paid to be both part of the problem and part of the solution. It would be like having someone pay you to open a bottle of red wine and pour it all over their white carpet. Then they pay you to steam-clean it, too.
Seems silly, but that’s essentially what’s going on with many modern-day pharmaceutical companies. People are paying for products that are making them sick. Then, the same company that produced that product offers another product to treat the problems they caused. Pharmaceutical companies are double-dipping into consumers’ pockets by treating diseases brought about by their own products.

Johnson & Johnson

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only "cure" for this corporate "illness" is intense jail time for CEOs who sign off on these practices, coupled with a thorough revocation of whatever "golden parachute" deals they may have had regarding their quitting/termination from the companies which hired them.

If this happens enough, the practice of knowingly selling pharmaceutical products which harm people will stop.

Unfortunately, in lightof the fact that pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest national campaign donors existing in this country, such a move may only happen...when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Oct 16 11:01

Firm Behind "Trump Dossier" Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena

The three co-founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm responsible for overseeing the creation of the infamous “Trump dossier”, will refuse to comply with a subpoena ordered by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, according to a letter from their attorneys originally obtained by Business Insider.

But experts say the argument their lawyers are using to ask that they be excused relies on shaky legal grounds, and is unlikely to hold.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Their reasons for refusing to comply with a House Intelligence Committee, and running the risk of a Contempt of Congress resolution, are probably very simple; the dossier was a farce and fabrication from beginning to end.

Oct 16 10:57

US Deploys Special Forces "Decapitation" Team To South Korea

Today, the South Korean and U.S. navies kicked off massive combined drills off the coast of the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions, a training exercise which North Korea has warned may prompt another ballistic missile launch potentially to coincide with the launch of the Chinese 19th Party Congress on October 18. The two allies plan to continue the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX) through Friday in the East Sea and the Yellow Sea.

As reported over the weekend, the drill involves the U.S. 7th Fleet's aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers - the USS Stethem (DDG-63) and the USS Mustin (DDG-89). The carrier strike group will train with South Korean warships and other defense assets, such as the Sejong the Great Aegis ship and P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft in the East Sea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the info reported from Yonhap might be true, why blab it to the world, and lose the element of surprise?!?

Do they think that such a rumor is going to get Kim Jung Un to back down from his defense of his nuclear missile program?!?

Are they trying to provoke him into an attack by letting this info get out?!?

The ultimate reason for such a statement about the decap strike team to get made public like this is...very cloudy and occult right now.

Oct 16 10:45

I am in Guantánamo Bay. The US government is starving me to death: Khalid Qassim

I haven’t had food in my stomach for 23 days. The 20 September was the day they told us they would no longer feed us. They have decided to leave us to waste away and die instead.

I am in so much pain every minute that I know it can’t go on much longer. Now as each night comes, I wonder if I will wake up in the morning. When will my organs fail? When will my heart stop? I am slowly slipping away and no one notices.

There is a man who is in charge of all the medical staff. I don’t know his name but they call him the senior medical officer. He was the one who called us all in and told us they would stop feeding us. As soon as he took over I knew he was bad news and now he has decided to end our lives.

I don’t have many days left.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So this... no trial, no medical treatment, no compassion, and utterly, no rule of law- is what "justice" looks like at Gitmo.

I am appalled and sickened by this, and if the US government and military continue with this treatment of prisoners of war, President Trump just might as well remove the US as a signator to the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners of war.

...Or does he even know the US government ever signed it?!? At this point, I wouldn't bet against that!!

Oct 16 10:33

North Korea invites Iran to struggle together against US’ unfair steps - delegation leaderMore:http://tass.com/world/970795

. North Korea invites Iran to pool efforts to "struggle against injustice" of the United States’ unfairness," Deputy Chairman of North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly An Tong Chun, who heads his country’s delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, said at a brief meeting with speaker of Iran’s parliament (Mejlis) Ali Larijani on Sunday.
"Thank you for your speech. It was a brilliant speech," he said.
"We have a strong will against offenders, we and you have been struggling for a long time," he noted. "Let us struggle together against injustice, for justice."

Earlier in the day, Larijani severely criticized the United States’ actions, including those related to the Iran nuclear deal. He said that US President Donald Trump is demonstrating disrespect to the United Nations and inability to implement international agreements.

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Speaker Larijani, please do not go for this; sir, I am on my knees with lighted candles in each hand, because what passes for the alleged "free press" in this country, i.e., the corporate Presstitutes who simply regurgitate government propaganda, are already demonizing your country by linking it to North Korea, and suggesting that you are assisting North Korea in its nuclear weapons program.

And we have already heard the grating statement from President Trump's "BimboBassador to the UN, Nikki Haley yesterday:

US Envoy to UN Says Trump's Move on Iran Nuclear Deal Message to North Korea

Oh, yes, Ambassador Haley, a message was sent from President Trump, loudly and clearly; the US government believes that it has the right of refusal to honor any deals which have been made in good faith, therefore, North Korea is correct in their not engaging any negotiations with the US.

Oct 16 10:19

Joint US and South Korean Navy Drills Kick Off Around the Korean Peninsula

The joint week-long navy drills of the US and South Korean fleets have kicked off. About 40 vessels, including the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, are taking part in maneuvers in the waters around the Korean Peninsula.

The naval drills are aimed at exercising a possible strike against the key military sites of Pyongyang in case of an emergency situation on the Korean peninsula, the YTN TV channel said on Monday

US submarines USS Tucson and USS Michigan are also currently in the ports of South Korea, the media said.

On Thursday, the US 7th Fleet issues a statement, saying that US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Stethem and USS Mustin will also take part in the drills.

The exercises come against the backdrop of escalating pressure on Korean peninsula over Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear tests.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these exercises only last for one week, then the "window" for a false flag/decap strike, is very small.

And that statement in the 2nd paragraph of the article, stating "The naval drills are aimed at exercising a possible strike against the key military sites of Pyongyang in case of an emergency situation on the Korean peninsula, the YTN TV channel said on Monday." is very worrisome.

That "emergency situation" will most likely come, courtesy of a US false flag.

It appears that those in the bowels of power in DC have gone deaf, dumb, and blind, to the Chinese government's statement that if the US attacks first, they will support North Korea.

In light of the fact that Mike and I are sitting on a first-strike target which China can actually target - and obliterate - color us more than a little nervous for the next week or so.

There is one resource I look at on a consistent basis, regarding North
Korea, and that is the website 38north.org: I encourage you to bookmark it.

This research group, under the auspices of John Hopkins University, is a pretty sober and sane evaluation of actions going on in North Korea, regarding their weapons program, and the information is done via satellite tracking.

Unfortunately, the last posed article is datemarked Friday. And on Friday, there was no mention whatsoever of movement of North Korean missiles as a prelude to a launch; and getting missiles to their launch sites does require preparation.

Oct 16 10:01

Bombing in Somalia's capital has left more than 230 dead and hundreds more injured

A horrific bomb attack in Somalia's capital on Saturday killed at least 231 people and wounded hundreds of others.

A vehicle packed with explosives detonated outside the entrance of a busy hotel in Mogadishu in what authorities are calling the deadliest attack ever in the Horn of Africa which includes the countries Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

Oct 16 09:55

Notorious US Regime-Change Specialist Targets Hungarian PM Orban

Many readers likely never heard the name of the remarkable Serbia-born political operator named Sr?a Popovi?.

Yet he and his organization, CANVAS, have played a lead role in most every CIA-backed Color Revolution since he led the toppling of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in 2000, at least fifty according to last count.

On September 8, the professional regime-change specialist Sr?a Popovi? came to Budapest and joined with the anti-Orban opposition groups in front of the Hungarian Parliament.

It‘s clear that Popovi? was not in town to promote his Hungarian book on nonviolent regime change but rather to give aid to the anti-Orban parties before Hungarian elections in spring of 2018.

Many in Hungary smell the oily hand of Hungarian-born regime-change financier George Soros behind the Popovi? appearance now in Budapest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The current Hungarian government, under Orban, is enforcing borders; language; and culture. They have seen what a mess unrestricted immigration has made of Germany, Sweden, Norway, and beyond, and want no part of it.

When people want to assimilate; train to work and be competitive; and embrace the cultural identity of their adoptive country, that's one thing; but attempting to enforce the cultural norms of their former countries; never learning the language, and living in the victimhood of entitlement... that is a whole different kettle of kumquats!!

Oct 16 09:35

Tillerson Pledges Diplomacy With North Korea ‘Until the First Bomb Drops’

Tillerson’s comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday apparently weren’t meant literally as a timeline for war, as he preceded that quote by saying, “He has made it clear to me to continue my diplomatic efforts,” and that those efforts “will continue until the first bomb drops.”

Still, they came as South Korean military officials are readying for another possible missile launch by Pyongyang. Multiple South Korean media reports citing unidentified military officials on Saturday and Sunday said North Korean missile vehicles “kept appearing and disappearing” from the map and “transporter erector launchers” had been spotted carrying ballistic missiles

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Why am I getting the very uneasy feeling, with Tillerson's having used that precise langugate, that we are looking at a "false flag" here, to be blamed upon North Korea, as the justification for an attack against it?!?

Oct 16 09:21

THE EMPIRE COMES HOME COUNTERINSURGENCY, POLICING, AND THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICA’S CITIES

Brutal Connections

As in Baghdad, so in Baltimore. It’s connected, you see. Scholars, pundits, politicians, most of us in fact like our worlds to remain discretely and comfortably separated. That’s why so few articles, reports, or op-ed columns even think to link police violence at home to our imperial pursuits abroad or the militarization of the policing of urban America to our wars across the Greater Middle East and Africa. I mean, how many profiles of the Black Lives Matter movement even mention America’s 16-year war on terror across huge swaths of the planet? Conversely, can you remember a foreign policy piece that cited Ferguson? I doubt it.

Nonetheless, take a moment to consider the ways in which counterinsurgency abroad and urban policing at home might, in these years, have come to resemble each other and might actually be connected phenomena:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sometimes, one has to wonder if this divisiveness is not actually being "pushed" by elements in the American deep State, to encourage the level of divisiveness and strife necessary for generating a suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the imposition of martial law in this country.

I am part of a Methodist faith community, and I deeply appreciate it for its absolute inclusivity; the gentle, non-coercive education of its kids in their faith tradition; love of community; and love expressed beyond the community as practical acts of kindness throughout Oahu and the world.

But I can absolutely see that in the Imperial "mind set", very much in motion on the mainland, and areas of the world the US has "conquered" to access their resources, you do have elements of degradation; prejudice; the objectification and demonization of "the other"; and massive demoralization of people just trying to survive.

I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for women in inner city neighborhoods, when their teens go out to be with friends, and never be quite certain that they will come home, or come home alive. That, frankly, would scare the stuffing out of me.

Oct 16 08:52

IRAN'S TOP GENERAL MEETS WITH KURDISH PRESIDENT BARZANI AS U.S. NEOCONS PUSH FOR WAR

In an unexpected diplomatic turn of events which underscores the seriousness of escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard (which last week were designated by the US as a terrorist organization), General Qassem Soleimani, arrived in Erbil on Sunday and met with Kurdistan regional president Masoud Barzani to discuss the growing crisis at a moment when Kurdish Peshmerga forces are blocking Iraqi Army access to Kirkuk oil fields and military installations.

Major General Qassem Soleimani reports directly to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and his elite force provides training and weapons to Iraqi paramilitary groups (PMU or Popular Mobilization Units) backing the Baghdad government. The meeting comes just after President Trump announced his new policy against Iran on Friday that includes designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I am seeing here, from the US State Department, White House, and Pentagon, is foreign policy via dartboard, with no cohesive, top-down overview whatsoever.

And from yesterday, courtesy of zerohedge.com, we have the very much expected headline:

Casualties reported after Iraqi Troops Enter Oil Rich Kurdish City, Kirkuk: Oil "Spikes.

Oct 16 08:43

ISRAELI FIGHTER JETS LAUNCH AIR STRIKE ON SYRIAN AIR DEFENSE BATTERY NEAR DAMASCUS

After years of undermining the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, an effort that has seen Israel countenance ISIS training camps near its borders and launch recurring missile strikes on Syrian territory and its army bases while threatening to bomb Assad's palace, the simmering conflict between the two nations broke out into the open once again overnight.

The Israeli Defense Forces confirmed that Israeli Air Force fighters conducted a missile strike against a Syrian base after a missile was fired at Israeli jets on a routine aerial reconnaissance mission in Lebanese airspace, Russia's news agency Sputnik reports. No people were in injured, and the Israeli jets returned safely, but not before attacking an anti-aircraft battery east of the Syrian capital of Damascus. As usual, The IDF blamed the Syrian government for the incident, however, presenting no proof to support the claim. Damascus has yet to comment on the situation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The IDF most probably cannot present "proof" because there is none.

And remember that the attack happened over Lebanese air space; not Syrian air space.

I hope to heck Russian President Putin is working the phones like crazy, to inform his counterpart, Prime Minister Netanyahu, that events like this will no longer be tolerated by the Syrian or Russian airspace.

Oct 15 10:36

Puerto Rico's streets crawl with heavily armed, masked mercenaries bearing no insignia or nametags

Though Puerto Rican law prohibits ownership and bearing of most long-guns and especially semiautomatic weapons, the streets of the stricken US colony now throng with mercenaries in tactical gear bearing such arms, their faces masked. They wear no insignia or nametags and won't say who they work for, apart from vague statements in broken Spanish: "We work with the government. It’s a humanitarian mission, we’re helping Puerto Rico."

Oct 15 10:34

Telcos "selling realtime ability to associate web browsing with name & address"

Telcos provide API access to your phone's location, along with your name and address, writes Philip Neutstrom. With two links, to danalinc.com and payfone.com, he shows that these sites can access this data when your phone connects. The pages are demos for the API and serve some of the data provided back to the visitor.

Oct 15 10:31

Dubai police have announced they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour

Dubai police have announced they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour. The Hoversurf Scorpion was unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference, Gulf News reported.

Oct 14 09:38

Iraq Kurds Set Up Defensive Line Around Kirkuk

That Iraqi security forces have managed to advance uncontested in the Kirkuk Province today does not indicate that the Kurdish Peshmerga don’t intend to put up a fight. Quite the contrary, Kurdish officials say the Peshmerga are falling back to a defensive line around the city of Kirkuk itself.

Historically a city with a substantial Kurdish population, oil-rich Kirkuk saw much of its Kurdish population expelled by the Saddam Hussein-era government, trying to bring loyal Sunni Arabs in to ensure control of the city. Kurdish Peshmerga seized the city in 2014, during the ISIS War, and have been moving a lot of Kurds back in. Kurdish leaders have ruled out handing over Kirkuk again.

Now, with Iraq’s central government advancing, parliament authorizing the use of ground troops to retake Kirkuk, thousands of Peshmerga are taking up positions, with Kurdish officials saying the orders are to defend the city at any cost.

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With these military activities going on, between the Iraqi troops and the Kurdish Peshmerga, it appears that Iraq is, once more, on the cusp of another horrific civil war.

Oct 14 09:34

Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy

Every few years – sometimes four, sometimes eight – America’s political mood swings from one pole to another.

It’s a not-uncommon disorder for democracies. Voters get disgusted with one flavor of politics and opt for another. For better or worse, the United States doesn’t have a Baskin-Robbins democracy. So, the vacillations in Americans’ political taste can only pendulum between chocolate and vanilla.

It’s one thing for America to lurch from one end of the spectrum to the other on fiscal matters, the advisability of universal health care, or the economic impact of immigration.

On foreign policy, however, the shifts are not just mystifying to those outside U.S. borders, they’re downright frightening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortuntately, it appears to me, courtesy of President Trump's "whisperers" (including Kelly; Mattis; Mc Masters; Netanyahu; and Kissinger) we are looking down the double barrels of a war against Iran, which will most probably mean a war with Russia, as Russian politicians and military leaders have vowed to defend it, should it come under attack.

I cannot say precisely when; but the extreme demonization of the Iranian government, and its people, is on full-tilt boogie right now, courtesy of the presstitute corporate media, and that kind of narrative is generally the prelude to war.

Remember: narratives are crafted to fulfill an agenda; right now, the agenda is attempting to convince the American people that they need to sacrifice their sons and daughters on the field of battle to create regime change in Tehran; give the US and Israel access to Iran's resources; and make sure that those resources are only sold in American dollars.

THAT... is what is going on right now.

But understanding how intensely those in the Bowels of Power in DC have lied to the American people to "bring them to heel", in terms of supporting its wars of conquest, I want all of you to think about this very carefully; are the lives of your fathers; moms; family members and friends; your sons and daughters, worth their sacrifice to this agenda, which is patently economic in nature?!?

There is only one intelligent answer to this question, and that is, HELL, NO!!

Oct 14 09:20

The Deep State’s Bogus ‘Iranian Threat’

Thursday we identified a permanent fiscal crisis as one of the quadruple witching forces arising in October 2017 which will shatter the global financial bubble. Today the Donald is on the cusp of making the crisis dramatically worse by decertifying the Iranian nuke deal, thereby reinforcing another false narrative that enables the $1 trillion Warfare State to continue bleeding the nation’s fiscal solvency.

In a word, the whole notion that Iran is a national security threat and state sponsor of terrorism is just as bogus as the Russian meddling story or the claim that the chain of events resulting from the coup d’ etat fostered by Washington on the streets of Kiev in February 2014 is evidence of Russian expansionism and aggression.

Likewise, it’s part of the same tissue of lies which led to Washington’s massive, destructive and counterproductive interventions in Syria and Libya – when neither regime posed an iota of threat to the safety and security of the American homeland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

False narratives are those engineered to favor the agendas of the Deep State, which are, these days, generally war-centric activities, in order to create regime changes; expropriate resources to which American companies, and their international subsidiaries, have absolutely no moral right; and to insure those resources are only sold with American approval, and in American dollars; it is just that simple.

When Karl Marx made the observation that all wars are economic in origin, he was absolutely correct.

This nonsense that Iran poses any real "threat" to Americans is just that; nonsense, engineered to demonize the Iranian government and the Iranian people to the point where the US government believes the American people will be ready to fight in a war against it.

There is only one industrial strength problem here; the US government has lied the American people into numerous previous wars, and the American people understand this.

They are not war-ready, or war-centric; they are war weary, and war-sceptical.

They understand the concept of how false flags are used as a tool of American statescraft, to create wars, and this goes back to our current understanding of how the Japanese were "tricked" into bombing Pearl Harbor, to get this country into World War II by what FDR's administration had done.

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii was surprised: Roosevelt was Not

I have posted an earlier article today about totally some totally unconfirmed reports that Pyongyang was going to test another missile next week.

I am frankly hoping and praying that DC is not planning to have Oahu play the part of the "sacrificial lamb" again by way of a false flag aimed at this island, to be blamed on North Korea, as the "justification" for an all-out attack against it.

Oct 14 08:57

US Commander: More Embedded Troops Will Break Afghan Stalemate

Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of Central Command, expressed confidence at the ongoing US escalation in Afghanistan, saying he is “seeing some positive trends” in the war, and thinks the US is on the right track, some 16 years into the war.

Votel cited the increased number of US troops embedded with Afghan forces, nominally as “advisers,” as an important part of the move to “break the stalemate” in Afghanistan, which he was confident would happen.

The “stalemate” conceit is something Pentagon officials have claimed for a long time, explaining that the war isn’t being won because it’s in a stalemate. In reality, US-backed forces have been losing ground for years, and hold less territory than at any time since the 2001 invasion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Votel, a word please; we are not leaving Afghanistan because the US government and military are collectively terrified that we are losing yet another war we had no business getting into in the first place.

Afghanistan is not characterized as "the graveyard of empires" for no good reason; the British, and later the Russians found that out.

It is time, sir, for the American miilitary and politicans to cut their losses here, and bring US and NATO troops home as quickly as safely possible, then negotiate with whatever government is left in Kabul for the pipeline and mineral rights.

You do, sir, understand that it was the disagreement on payment for the pipeline rights, coupled with the instability of the Taliban government which got the US military in Afghanistan in the first place, RIGHT?!?

As reported by globalresearch.ca in June, 2010:

B. What Was the Motive for the Invasion? This conclusion is reinforced by reports indicating that the United States had made the decision to invade Afghanistan two months before the 9/11 attacks. At least part of the background to this decision was the United States’ long-time support for UNOCAL’s proposed pipeline, which would transport oil and natural gas from the Caspian Sea region to the Indian Ocean through Afghanistan and Pakistan.15 This project had been stymied through the 1990s because of the civil war that had been going on in Afghanistan since the Soviet withdrawal in 1989. In the mid-1990s, the US government had supported the Taliban with the hope that its military strength would enable it to unify the country and provide a stable government, which could protect the pipeline. By the late 1990s, however, the Clinton administration had given up on the Taliban.16 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.”17 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. It appears, therefore, that the United States invaded Afghanistan for reasons far different from the official rationale, according to which we were there to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

General Vogel, your statements here are tantamount to what can best be characterized as "magical thinking"; your troops, and this country, deserve far better than this!!

Oct 14 08:45

Israeli minister says Trump speech may start war with Iran

Israel’s intelligence minister said U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech against the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran on Friday was “very significant” and could lead to war given threats that preceded it from Tehran.

Israel’s Channel 2 TV asked Intelligence Minister Israel Katz whether he saw a risk of war after Trump’s speech.

“Absolutely, yes. I think that the speech was very significant,” Katz responded. “Iran is the new North Korea. We see where things are goings.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Intelligence Minister Katz, what will be the Israeli contribution to such a war, in light of the fact that you, and the rest of the Israeli government (and that of Saudi Arabia) are so gleefully egging on those in the Bowels of Power in the the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika to do this?!?

Will you provide troops, planes, ships, and logistical support?!? To what will you publicly commit, if the US goes to full all-out to war against Iran?!?

Minister Katz, I... and the world... are awaiting your verbal, recorded response to this question; but all I am getting here is deafening silence.

So what you, and the rest of the Israeli government in Tel Aviv (and Saudi Arabia) are expecting is that the costs for this war are to be borne solely in American blood and American money?!?

I am sorry, sir; your government's objectives and those of We the People absolutely do not align on this issue; if you want a war with Iran, please fight it yourself; we are singularly uninterested in fighting it for you, and will be thororoughly enraged if President Trump puts this nation into this position, and will peacefully insure that he will be decidedly a one-term president.

Oct 14 08:34

Pentagon Reviews Plans, Seeking Ways to Confront Iran

According to Pentagon spokesman Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, the US military has begun a review o the “full breadth” of their activities in the Middle East, including troop positioning and cooperation, looking for ways to target Iran.

The comments came after President Trump’s Iran speech, in which he laid out a much more confrontational approach toward the country, and Pentagon officials couched their position as one of supporting the president’s plans.

Maj. Rankine-Galloway said the focus would be on neutralizing Iran’s influence across the region, “particularly its support for terrorist groups and militants.” This suggests the Pentagon looking to pick more fights against Shi’ite forces in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Non fact-based foreign policy seems to be a major specialty of the Trump administration these days.

And I would like to ask Maj. Rankine-Galloway precisely what concrete evidence he has that Iran is supporting alleged "terrorist groups and militants".

If American kids will be ultimately paying the price in blood in a war against Iran, which is the ultimate goal of this US aggression against it, cheerled by Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman, the American people have a right to understand why their children should be sacrificed in such a war.

Please remember: both countries want regime change in Tehran, but only at the costs of American blood, and American money. President Trump needs to understand this, and soon, before he makes some very horrible miscalculations here.

Oct 14 08:28

‘Iran deal not a bargaining chip’: Trump proved US can break agreements at any time, Moscow says

Trump's toadying for Israel has just ended what little credibility DC had left. The slide into oblivion for dc has begun.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned Donald Trump’s refusal to adhere to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, saying that the move poses a threat to international security and nuclear non-proliferation, and exposes the US as an unreliable partner.

Oct 14 08:28

‘Iran deal not a bargaining chip’: Trump proved US can break agreements at any time, Moscow says

Trump's toadying for Israel has just ended what little credibility DC had left. The slide into oblivion for dc has begun.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned Donald Trump’s refusal to adhere to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, saying that the move poses a threat to international security and nuclear non-proliferation, and exposes the US as an unreliable partner.

Oct 14 08:21

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: Report

SEOUL: North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

The US Navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state's weapons programme.

The move will likely rile Pyongyang which has previously responded angrily to joint exercises.

The Donga Ilbo daily, quoting a government source, said satellite pictures show ballistic missiles mounted on launchers being transported out of hangars near Pyongyang and in the North Phyongan Province.

US and South Korean military officials suspect the North might be preparing to launch missiles capable of reaching US territory, the newspaper said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, this report is true, there is no other confirmation of the story I can find; other English outlets have simply copied the story verbatim, like www.hindustantimes.com, and www.tribuneindia.com.

And what is the time stamp on the satellite pictures showing "ballistic missiles being transported out of hangars near Pyongyang"?!? How do we know how recent those images are, or if, in fact, they are from earlier missile tests done by North Korea?!?

There is also no confirmation at 38north.org, a very sober research group sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, dedicated to analyzing satellite and other data, to determine what, as precisely as possible, North Korea is doing with its missile program.

But what most deeply disturbs me about the timing of this article, not to mention the "weasel wording", peppering the article with statements like "believed to be": "suspect"; "believed to be preparing" with absolutely zero confimation elsewhere, is that it feels as though this article has been crafted and planted by various "alphabet soup" US agencies as a cover for a "false flag",to insure that this alleged coming "North Korean missile testing" is to be whispered and chatted up as though it were gospel truth, then to be blamed on North Korea as the justification for a US-led war against it.

Unfortunately, in light of the fact that Kim Jung Un doesn't seem to be willing to give those in the bowels of power in the Occupied, Unhinged, States of Amerika the excuse they want for starting a war against North Korea, that excuse may well be created for him. False flags have been part and parcel of American statescraft for decades.

Oct 14 07:38

AMERICANS HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE OVERWEIGHT THEN THEY ARE NOW – NEW SURVEY FINDS 40% OF U.S. ADULTS ARE OBESE

Americans have never needed to lose weight more than they do right now. According to brand new numbers that were just released by the National Center For Health Statistics, nearly 40 percent of all U.S. adults are now officially obese. That is an all-time record. And as you will see below, more than 70 percent of us are officially overweight. Of course most of the population does not even understand what is being done to them. The elite that own our major food corporations know that eating heavily processed foods is a highway to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases, but they keep pushing those foods on us anyway. The average American diet is extremely self-destructive, and it is time for a change.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Michael has lost about 100 pounds over the last two years; I have lost about 40, from my heaviest weight. We both have cardiovascular issues in our respective families and knew we needed to slim down, if we wanted a chance for a healthier life as we got older. It's nice to know that I can fit into a Sam's Club size 10 jean comfortably, at 68!!

You have to let your grocery store or big box store manager understand tht you want unprocessed, fresh, organic food; otherwise, you will shop elsewhere where you can find it.

Some suppliers at the "big box store" have already received the message, and are providing more organic food; some still need to.

Even if you have to buy from a health food store, where the prices can be very high, that is a far better investment in your health than buying the crud available at most super markets.

Read the labels; knowledge is power.

And if you have any tendency toward headaches, avoid anything with monosodium glutamate (AKA hydrolized yeast protein) as though it were the plague. It is a known migrane trigger, and comes under a lot of different names, in order to "trick" consumers into buying the product, even if it triggers their headaches.

Corporations have no conscience; they are simply about profits, period, end of discussion.

Oct 13 07:47

A Legion of Devils

Many of us have read about the horrendous things William Tecumseh Sherman did as he and his “bummers” marched through Georgia, things a lot of us would rather not have read about.

Oct 13 06:58

'To HELL with the will of the people!' Rachel Johnson launches savage attack on Brexiteers

STAUNCH Remainer Rachel Johnson launched a scathing attack on pro-Brexit Britons, calling on the Government to ignore the "will of the people".

Oct 12 18:15

Las Vegas Shooting Victim: “There Was 100% More Than One Shooter,” Gates To Concert Were Locked Shortly Before Attack

Las Vegas mass shooting victim Rocky Palermo was shot in the pelvis during the horrific attack and is now speaking out about what he saw and believes happened, including the presence of multiple shooters as well as locked concert gates and police telling frantic civilians to go in the other direction.

Palermo, who has done various interviews since the attack, appeared on “The Blast” with a series of shocking comments that correlate with various other reports indicating that multiple shooters carried out the attack and that the FBI is actively covering this up.

“I definitely do believe that there was 100% more than one shooter, every other person that I’ve talked to that did unfortunately get hit as well, have all said the same things,” Palermo detailed.

The man then goes on to explain that after being shot he ran “about 200 yards” to hide behind a car, all the while hearing bullets fly past him at what he believes was ground level.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reeks of setup. And this article in USSA News, posted today, confirms some very dicey inconsistencies about the story from the get-go, including interviewees getting their phones and labtops wiped clean:

Mandalay Bay May Have Been In On Attack After What They Were Caught Hiding In Hotel Comes Out

Oct 12 16:21

'He's an actual PREDATOR': Emma Thompson calls out Harvey Weinstein and says she 'spent her twenties trying to get old men's tongues out of her mouth' as she details rampant sexual harassment in film industry

Emma Thompson says she had no idea that Harvey Weinstein had been sexually harassing and assaulting young stars over the past three decades, but the actress and Oscar-winning screenwriter is not surprised she told BBC News.

The British star, 58, said that behavior like Weinstein's is 'endemic to the system,' and something she has experienced with 'many' other men in similar positions over the years.

Asked if there were others in Hollywood like Weinstein, she said: ‘Of course, many, many...I spent my 20s trying to keep old men’s tongues out of my mouth.’

She also dismissed the idea that Weinstein's behavior was the result of addiction.

'I don't think you can describe him as a sex addict. He's a predator,' said Thompson.

'He's an actual predator, he's dangerous and what he's done and what he's doing is criminal.'

Oct 12 12:29

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand Lower Court Ruling That Could Endanger First Amendment Activity by Expanding 'Government Speech' Doctrine

In a move that could lead to a dangerous expansion of the “government speech” doctrine in order to limit any speech that occurs on government property, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a federal appeals court ruling that places highway rest areas off limits for First Amendment activities. In refusing to hear the case of Vista-Graphics v. Virginia Dept. of Transportation, the Supreme Court let stand a decision allowing the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to restrict the content of privately authored, illustrated, printed and funded travel guides distributed at highway rest areas and welcome centers. The Rutherford Institute filed an amicus curiae brief in the case, warning that First Amendment activities in public places would be endangered if the government were allowed to expand its “government speech” doctrine under the guise of regulating the content of travel guides.

Oct 12 11:58

Power Grid Failures: CA Wildfires Are Now A Serious Critical Catastrophic Event

The death toll continues to rise because of the California wildfires currently scorching across wine country. With 23 dead and hundreds missing, the fires are labeled as a “serious critical catastrophic event” complete with power grid failures.

The wind known as the Diablo is picking up again, the air is dry, there is no rain in sight and the killer wildfires that have scorched the wine country of Northern California remain almost completely uncontained. Officials warned Wednesday that some of the big fires could merge making them almost impossible to contain. While thousands have been told to evacuate or prepare to leave their homes, hundreds are missing and 23 are dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though these fires about to go from bad to worse.

Oct 12 11:49

Distressed Investors Are Already Buying Houston Homes for 40 Cents on the Dollar

Bryan Schild drives through the byways of Houston looking for what could be the investment opportunity of a lifetime: homes selling for as little as 40¢ on the dollar. “We Pay Cash For Flooded Homes $$$$$$$$ Don’t fix it, sell it. Quick close,” read the signs piled in the back seat of his Ford pickup.

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Vulture capitalism at its finest!!

Oct 12 11:46

The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

The maker of a little red pill intended to treat a rare condition is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars a year as it aggressively targets frail and elderly nursing home residents for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe,?a CNN investigation has found.

And much of the money is coming straight from the federal government.
The pill, called Nuedexta, is approved to treat a disorder marked by sudden and uncontrollable laughing or crying -- known as pseudobulbar affect, or PBA. This condition afflicts less than 1% of all Americans, based on a calculation using the drugmaker's own figures, and it is most commonly associated with people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the many reasons why drug companies are so financially successful, is that doctors are compensated for prescribing "off book" prescriptions by the pharmaceutical houses manufacturing theer drugs.

I know this from experience, because it actually happened to me.

At 68, if an MD starts talking about an "off book" prescription for something I am dealing with, meaning it has not been tested for specific issues for which they want me to take a drug, I have zero problem asking them: "Are you being compensated by the manufacturer of this drug to prescribe it"?!?

It is a VERY reasonable question to ask your MD; if they balk and hem and haw, they probably are being compensated by the drug manufacturer.

Oct 12 11:22

Israel cancels ban on racist answers in civics exam

The Education Ministry has canceled a prohibition against giving racist answers on the civics matriculation exam.

The original rule, published shortly before the school year began, stated that “racist or inflammatory statements” would result in the response receiving no credit. But a few days ago, the head of the ministry’s pedagogical secretariat, Moshe Weinstock, rescinded this rule, on the grounds, according to the ministry, that “we need to inculcate the change gradually.”

Weinstock was appointed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett. Members of the ministry’s civics advisory committee who are affiliated with Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi party supported his reversal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Regarding the education of its kids, what else else would one expect of such a vilely apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons?!?

Democracy and peace are not on Tel Aviv's agendea whatsoever, but it wants the acquisition of territory, and by any means necesssary.

And to demonstrate what I mean, look at the map of Eretz Israel, which is how the Zionists in Israel want to redraw its borders; notice how many other countries lose territory in its quest to create a country with borders which stretch from the Nile to the Euphrates Rivers:

Map: Greater Israel

Oct 12 11:13

Trump’s Disturbing New Guantánamo Policy: Allowing Hunger Strikers to Starve to Death

Disturbing news from Guantánamo, via the human rights organization Reprieve. Yesterday, in a press release, Reprieve explained that the authorities at Guantánamo have stopped force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners, a practice that has existed for ten years, because of a new Trump administration policy.”

Hunger strikers have existed at Guantánamo almost since the prison opened, and in 2013 a prison-wide hunger strike drew worldwide condemnation for President Obama’s inaction in moving towards closing the prison, as he had promised on his second day in office. Inconvenienced by Republican lawmakers, who had raised considerable obstacles to the release of prisoners, Obama had chosen not to challenge the Republicans, and had, instead, done nothing. The hunger strike changed all that, but towards the end of 2013, after the release of prisoners resumed, the authorities at Guantánamo stopped reporting the numbers of men who were on a hunger strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These are not "Unlawful Combatants", as the Bush regime characterized these men; they are prisoners of war, and as such, should be afforded all the rights and priveleges afforded by the Geneva Conventions, to which, I believe, the US government is still (allegedly) a signator.

What the Geneva Conventions said about the treatment of Prisoners of War

They should be either tried for their alleged crimes, or released to a country willing to take them in; it is just that simple.

But what the US military must be terrified about, once these men die from the consequences of their self-induced starvation, are their autopsies getting out, which will most likely demonstarate that for some of them, water boarding was not the only torture they endured.

Oct 12 10:57

In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

It never got there. Like dozens of other ships carrying food and supplies to Yemen over the past 30 months, the Kota Nazar was stopped by a Saudi Arabian warship blocking Yemen’s ports on the Red Sea.

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have been stationing naval forces in and around Yemeni waters since 2015. Western governments approved the show of military force as a way to stop arms reaching Houthi fighters trying to overthrow Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's one very real fact that Reuters is omitting with great impunity here: the US government and military have been the primary enablers of Saudi's genocide against the Yemeni people, by providing both the weapons and "guidance" for their bombing runs.

Take a good, hard look at the image of that emaciated child its mom is holding up; now, imagine that was your kid. How would you feel, knowing the that it was the OUSSA (The Occupied, Unhinged States of America) contributing to that child's slow death, through malnutrition, by supporting the Saudi military here?!?

Folks, this is what is being done in Yemen with your tax dollars and in your name.

We need to have a quiet, peaceful, Quaker-like conversation, nationally, about this, then peacefully petition the US government to stop our involvement in this genocidal war against Yemen RIGHT THE HECK NOW!!!

Oct 12 10:45

Trump Expected to Designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as Terrorists

President Trump will announce his decertification of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran this week, and the White House has said he will provide details on his overall strategy for Iran going forward.

Today, we may have our first idea what this might entail, as officials are being quoted as saying President Trump is “likely” to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

This would be the first time the US has ever designated a branch of another country’s military as “terrorists,” and would be hugely problematic, signaling growing US hostility toward Iran. Opponents of the move warn it risks provoking an Iranian retaliation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

About what alleged "bad behavour" is President Trump speaking, when he and his cronies can offer utterly no "proof" of such activities, and Iran is documented by the IAEA to be conforming to the P5+1 treaty completely?!?

I will chance a prediciction here, and hope to heaven that I am wrong; the US will be at war against Iran within the year, and the OUSSA (Occupied, Unhinged, Survieilled States of Amerika) will be reinstituting the draft, for both our young men, and our young women in this time frame.

I don't want to be "Mrs. Chicken Little of Oahu" here, but the tempo, and scope, of potential war against both North Korea and Iran, seem to be compounding incrementally.

Note that relatively recently (back in September), President Trump made the accusation that North Korea and Iran were colluding on their mutual weapons program.

Iran colluding with N. Korea on nukes: Trump

This linkage is truly troubling, and telegraphs clearly that he and his "Presidential Whisperers" have some very clear and present plans for attacking both countries militarily, although were I a betting person, I would bet that North Korea will be the first to be targeted in this manner.

I cannot believe that the President's advisors would have any confidence in doing two attempted decap strikes simultaneously,and expecting both of them to succeed.

Oct 12 10:20

Israel Approves Thousands More Settlement Homes in the West Bank

Israeli NGO Peace Now has announced that the government has approved plans for another 3,736 settlement units across the occupied West Bank. Details are still emerging on where they are located, but they include expansions in settlements deep in Palestinian territory.

Though Israel’s far-right government has been building at a rapid pace, previous announcements have centered primarily on the major settlement blocs, which Israel expects to annex in any peace deal. They present this as less controversial than expanding outposts near major Palestinian cities, or those built simply to cut off parts of Palestine to undermine a Palestinian state.

Peace Now warned that the current rate of expansion means Israel risks a “record year” of settlement expansion. They said this was in no small part because President Trump is seen as very accommodating to the construction.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That both Israel's Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia's Prince Salman now fall under the category of President Trump's relatively new BFFs, does not augur well for peace in the Middle East at all.

Oct 12 09:57

US withdraws from Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

The United States has withdrawn from Unesco over what it claims is the organisation's "continuing anti-Israel bias".

The US State Department recently announced its intention to withdraw from the UN's cultural, scientific and educational organisation and become a permanent observer instead.

"This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at Unesco, the need for fundamental reform in the organisation, and continuing anti-Israel bias at Unesco," the State Department said in a statement.

The country hopes to remain a non-member observer state, in order to contribute US opinions and expertise on issues like press freedoms and protecting world heritage, according to the Department. The decision will take effect at the end of 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, in President Trump's world view, no matter how many Palestinian homes are demolished in the West Bank or East Jerusalem; no matter how many Palestinian children are killed or tortured in jail by the IDF in order to exact "confessions" from them; no matter how deeply Israel's "final solution" to the "Palestinian Problem prevents Palestinians from getting desperately needed medical care outside of Gaza; the government of Israel, fronted by their evil incarnate Prime Minister Netanyahu, can do utterly no wrong.

With that being said, and understanding that Netanyahu is one of the most influential of President Trump's "whisperers", look for a US-sponsored war against Iran to begin in the not too distant future, bringing back the draft, and engaging with Russia over Iran, as Russian military and civilian leaders have sworn to protect it, should it come under US attack.

Israel has been cheerleading for decades for regime change in Tehran; what President Trump needs to understand, and sadly, does not, is that Tel Aviv is counting on the costs of such a war to be primarily borne by American blood and American money.

Oct 12 09:34

Caught On Tape: Google Works To Censor Infowars

Project Veritas captured groundbreaking footage that reveals Google’s willingness to censor those who they are ideologically opposed to.

Oct 12 09:07

NATO LAUNCHES NEW BLACK SEA FORCE TO TARGET RUSSIA

NATO has announced the launching of their multinational Black Sea Force, based in Romania, and including an entire Romanian brigade of 4,000 troops. The force is there to target Russia in the Black Sea region.

Romania insisted the deployment is “not a threat to Russia” and that the purpose of having more troops there to “target” Russia is “peace, not war.” 900 US troops were deployed to Romania to participate in this force.

Since Russia doesn’t border NATO anywhere in the Black Sea region, the force appears to be largely pointless, except for additional grandstanding about NATO’s “readiness” for a fight with “invading” Russian forces, in an invasion that’s been predicted for years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The politicians of Romania appear to be incapable of logic; why in the name of heaven would Russia want to invade Romania, and risk a war with NATO because of doing such a thing?!?

The short answer is, Putin would never do this.

This NATO naval fleet is simply another annoyance and provocation of Russia, which has done absoutely nothing to earn it.

Oct 12 09:01

Rejecting Sonos' private data slurp basically bricks bloke's boombox

"I'm deeply disappointed at their arrogance that they feel free to cut support for those of us who won't blindly accept new contract terms whenever they see fit," he said. "Whether I'm happy with the new terms or not is irrelevant to this issue. I might have considered accepting them had they not been forced in this way."

Dave also expressed concern that Sonos feels it's acceptable to keep personal data unnecessarily.

"Most of all, as a fairly senior technical person, I cannot fathom their requirement to keep my IP address on file for a device which offers no push functionality whatsoever. This is pure Big Brother at its best and needs to either be justified or stopped," our reader said. "I'd suggest that Sonos users monitor and firewall these devices in future. I'm probably going back to a traditional setup with buttons, stereo speakers, and wires. The sound was better, control better, and it still works after 20 years, without ever even needing any kind of agreement in place."

Oct 12 09:00

Armed Robots Could Soon Be Seen in Ukraine Conflict

Are we on the verge of entering the age of robotic warfare?

Russian-backed troops in Ukraine could soon be facing armed ground robots in battle. Ukrainian military leaders proudly displayed their Phantom robot at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Defense One reports. The robot is currently in an experimental phase, but reportedly could be used in combat in Ukraine as early as next year.

Depending on the terrain, the Phantom (also spelled Fantom) can be outfitted with treads like a tank or wheels. It can also be armed with anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers or machine guns.

The Phantom is also equipped with a backup microwave-communication link, which allows it to continue operating even if its connection with the operator has been jammed or hacked.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Is this article telegraphing that the Government of the Occupied, Unhinged, Surveilled States of America will be at war with Russia in Ukraine the biginning of next year?!?

I sincerely hope not!!

Oct 12 08:51

FENTANYL MAKER DONATES BIG TO CAMPAIGN OPPOSING POT LEGALIZATION

An embattled pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under Arizona law.

It’s hard to imagine a more sinister donor than Insys Therapeutics Inc. in the eyes of pot legalization proponents, who long have claimed drug companies want to keep cannabis illegal to corner the market for drugs, some addictive and dangerous, that relieve pain and other symptoms.

Insys currently markets just one product, according to an August filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission: a sublingual fentanyl spray it calls Subsys.

Two former company employees pleaded not guilty last month to federal charges related to an alleged kickback scheme to get doctors to prescribe Subsys.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

this is a consistent pattern, courtesy of oipioid manufacturers, to keep healthier pain-reducing products not available from public consumption, while pushing their own products which are both gravely addictive, and potentially lethal.

Oct 12 08:47

Google’s Home Mini Needed a Software Patch to Stop Some of Them from Recording Everything

Categorize this under “one of the worst possible PR nightmares for a Google smart speaker.” According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police, the Google Home Mini he was reviewing was randomly and near-constantly recording sounds in his home and transmitting them to Google. The company acknowledged the problem and is issuing a software update to resolve the issue, which appears to boil down to a failure of the touch sensor on the top.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a surveillance mechanism, pure and simple; Mike and I would never allow something like this in our homes, and neither should you!!

Even if Google swears that the problem is" fixed", I wouldn't trust this to be true at all.

Oct 11 16:14

Hollywood is a Satanic Cesspool

Oct 10 17:39

Joan Collins 'lost' the Cleopatra lead because she wouldn't have sex with the studio head, Judy Garland was groped and Shirley Temple flashed at: Harvey Weinsten allegations are just the latest in Hollywood's long ugly history with sexual harassment

  • Hollywood was first hit with a sex scandal in 1921, when comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle was was accused of raping and killing actress Virginia Rappe
  • Shirley Temple claimed that an MGM producer unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her during their first meeting in 1940 when she was 12
  • Joan Collins said she lost out on the lead role in 'Cleopatra' because she wouldn't sleep with the studio's head
  • Former MGM studiohead Louis B. Mayer, Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Casey Affleck have all been accused of sexual harassment
  • Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and Charlize Theron were all allegedly sexually harassed by studio chiefs and filmmakers
  • Oct 10 08:14

    The Chertoff Connection: Las Vegas

    “if their plan is successful state of nevada will pass a law in the future making all casinos have mandatory metal detectors and backscatter machines. soon after a federal law will be passed to put these machines in universities, high schools, federal buildings, you name it. osi systems and chertoff are the main producers of these machines. sometime around 2020 chertoff and osi will merge into a single company. after they merge the owners will sell off all their stock and make billions in profit. mr chertoff has been in contact with sheldon adelson. mr adelson will become a huge sponsor of these machines and he will be the first to put them in his casinos when the law passes. this is my last message for now. don’t expect me to return anytime soon -john

    Oct 10 05:50

    Alan Watt - Don't Let It Happen Again

    Documentaries -
    'The Soviet Story' (2008) https://youtu.be/G1OZYoxaJ2Y

    'In the Shadow of Hermes - The Secrets of Communism' (2009) https://youtu.be/AFVX1buhN6g

    Published on Oct 9, 2017Alan Watt Website - http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/

    Oct 09 20:05

    Paul Joseph Watson: Pedophiles Rule the World

    Oct 09 14:10

    UK today – Songs about Jewish Lies, Power and Control now a Criminal Offence

    Last week, for having expressed myself musically via the Internet, I was entertained at Her Majesty’s pleasure during 48 hours.

    Clearly at the beck and call of my predatory stalkers, police first arrested me for an alleged breach of bail outside Court 8 at Westminster Mags then, ten minutes later, de-arrested me. Within half an hour, I was re-arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred for my songs (again), handcuffed and carted off to Charing Cross police station where I was held for six hours to await two officers from Derbyshire police to take me back to my home county for questioning.

    Oct 09 12:24

    A Mysterious Virus Has Infiltrated America's Drone Program

    There’s something deeply wrong at Creech Air Force Base, the notorious home of America’s drone program, where pilots remotely order US Reaper and Predator drones to unleash destructive missile strikes on unsuspecting villagers in Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other war zones.

    Less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security advised all federal agencies using anti-virus software created by Kaspersky Labs to remove the programs from their systems immediately, Ars Technica reports that two weeks ago the Defense Information Systems Agency detected mysterious spyware embedded in the drone “cockpits” – the control stations that pilots use to control the deadly machines.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This looks, perhaps, like a coordinated targeting from a state actor with excellent computer capabilities.

    The who and why cannot be demonstrated at this time; but what must be scary to our military experts running the drone program is, that the virus cannot be wiped from their computers.

    Oct 09 12:16

    Spanish Government Issues Veiled Death Threat To Catalan Leader

    In a quite shocking escalation of the rhetoric in Spain, a spokesman for the ruling People's Party just issued a (barely) veiled death threat to the President of Catalonia.

    "Let's hope that nothing is declared tomorrow because perhaps the person who makes the decalartion will end up like the person who made the declaration 83 years ago."

    Seems about as clear as it gets from Rajoy's PP to Puigdemont - Call for Independence and Die!

    That does not seem to be the reconciliatory tone the market has been hoping for.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Rajoy has just "jumped the shark" in his rhetoric; Is he actually ready to have Puigdemont assassinated?!?

    And how will the Spanish people react to this?!?

    I am sure, with this last salvo, Puigemont's security has been doubled or trebled.

    Oct 09 12:11

    Iran Vows "Decisive, Crushing" Response If Trump Designates Its Elite Guards As Terrorists

    On Sunday, in its most explicit warning to Donald Trump not to revise the terms of the Nuclear Deal - something the US president is expected to do over the coming days - Iran warned the United States that U.S. regional military bases "would be at risk" if further sanctions were passed. "The Americans should know that the Trump government’s stupid behavior with the nuclear deal will be used by the Islamic Republic as an opportunity to move ahead with its missile, regional and conventional defense program," Iran Revolutionary Guards’ commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, quoted by Reuters. He then threatened US presence in the region, warning that “if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran’s missiles."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I would politely suggest that President Trump take Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qasemi at his word.

    The following article is very illuminative in describing what the Iranian government may do, should such a US decree be issued:

    Iran to declare US Military a Terrorist organisation in a tit for tat response

    On 24 September of this year, President Trump accused Iran of collusion with North Korea on its nuclear program, which is certainly not helping ratchet down the tensions with either country:

    President Trump accuses Iran of Colluding with North Korea on its nuclear program

    The US decertification is going to happen Sunday 15 October, this coming Sunday; South Korean/US military exercises are going to happen around 20 October.

    I am sincerely hoping and praying that the Unholy Quartet of "President Whisperers", consistingof McMaster; Mattis; Kelly; and Netanyahu have not convinced President Trump that he could handle wars against both countries simultaneously and victoriously; such an attack would demonstrate, and create, the failing of the American empire in its last death throes.

    Oct 09 11:37

    US Warship Approaches Korean Peninsula for Drills with South Korea

    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.

    The two allies will conduct joint drills to detect, track, and intercept ballistic missiles, in addition to anti-submarine warfare training, Yonhap News agency reported, citing an unnamed South Korean official.

    The official said the military exercises will likely be held around October 20.

    The drills are to prepare the US military to defend its allies as well as maintain stability in the area, Rear Admiral Marc Dalton, commander of the USS Ronald Reagan’s strike group, told the South China Morning Post.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    "...maintain stability", MY ASTROLABE!!

    Kim Jung Un is many things; but stupid is not one of them.

    He will see this precisely for what it is; an hostile threat to his government, perhaps leading to a military assault against the country.

    These exercises are supposed to start 20 October one week from this Friday; but one thing I have not been able to find, on any blog, is an end date to these exercizes, which is pretty unusual, and might well be telling in the context of what this exercize is actually engineered to do.

    So I have to speculate; is this exercize to be open ended, and perhaps wind up the "sacrificial lamb" to make it look as though North Korea fired the first shot, even if that first shot may well be a false flag?!?

    False flags have been tools of US Statescraft for some time now; so I frankly would not bet against it, were I a betting woman.

    Oct 09 11:17

    Spanish Police in Israel: Repression Courses #TestedInCombat

    The following video documents the training of Spanish Police Forces under the auspices of Israel.

    “They teach us useful procedures” to be used against civilians, namely the same procedures as those used by Israel against Palestinians.

    Two weeks in Israel for a crash course in Homeland Security.

    Israel has become a laboratory for the development of techniques of repression directed against civilians in urban areas.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    When you look at this video, please consider how many American police have been trained in precisely the same way, and notice that the tactics taught are precisely those used the IDF against the Palestinians.

    Oct 09 11:14

    Women Against Military Madness, a Partner of ICAN, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Twin Cities-based Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) is honored to be one of 25 U.S. organizations that are partners in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on October 6. (There are 456 partner groups in ICAN in 101 countries around the world working to abolish nuclear weapons). ICAN was given the award for its international advocacy in helping to bring about the historic UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

    In its Nobel acceptance speech, ICAN credited grassroots participation of activists like those in WAMM with recognition of “the tireless efforts of many millions of campaigners and concerned citizens worldwide who, ever since the dawn of the atomic age, have loudly protested nuclear weapons…By harnessing the power of the people, we have worked to bring an end to the most destructive weapons ever created — the only weapon that poses an existential threat to all humanity.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Here is there website:

    https://www.womenagainstmilitarymadness.org/

    And ladies, and to the men who love them; a tip of my hat, and bravo, for the excellent work you are doing.

    Oct 09 11:00

    Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message

    President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups.

    Weeks after Trump angrily accused Islamabad of providing safe haven to "agents of chaos," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to depart for Pakistan late this month.

    He will be followed by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, according to US and Pakistani sources.

    The one-two punch is designed to drill home Trump's message that Pakistani state support for jihadist groups has to end, according to officials briefed on the visits.

    Washington has long been frustrated by Pakistan's willingness to offer cross-border safe havens to Taliban factions and armed Islamist groups fighting US troops and their Afghan allies.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The level of corruption in both the Pakistani military and civilian leadership is making for absolute chaos in the US foreign policy decisions regarding that country.

    Historically, "regime changes" have come from within the Pakistani military.

    The least disruptive thing the US government could do here right now, is to nurture some of the leadership in the Pakistani military who are Western-centric, and see what tools they could give them to ascend to a position of power and influence over governmental decisions, like not providing safe havens for the Taliban or armed Islamist groups, if in fact these charges are true.

    But the Pakistani economy is on the ascendent right now In what has become a major victory for the Pakistani economy, U.S.-based Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) reclassified Pakistan as an emerging market after categorizing it among frontier markets for the past nine years.

    As the benchmark KSE-100 index skyrocketed 400 points to reach 52,700 level at the open earlier this week, a new all-time high, the MSCI upgraded the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) to Emerging Market status. That paved the way for foreign investors that track the index and have between $1.4 trillion and $1.7 trillion available.Pakistan Economy CPEC

    The most important thing which needs to come from this, is to benefit all Pakistanis economically, with greater participation in the country's economic growth, so that turning to radicalism will not be so attractive as it might have been in the past.

    Oct 09 10:47

    Cholera death toll rises to 2,151 in war-torn Yemen: WHO

    The death toll of the Cholera epidemic in war-ravaged Yemen has risen to 2,151 since it broke out in late April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday.
    A total of 800,626 people from 22 provinces out of total 23 have been infected, WHO said in a statement distributed to the local media.
    The death toll has increased by 24 comparing with the WHO report a week ago, while the suspected cases have risen by 33,102.
    Most of the deaths were reported from the northern province of Hajjah, while most of the infected cases were reported from the northwestern port province of Hodeidah on the coast of the Red Sea, both under control of Shiite Houthi rebels.
    Last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross expected the epidemic to hit one million by the end of the year.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    We cannot tell whether this cholera was weaponised; it has, historically been done before.

    Cholera has been weaponised

    And can anyone tell me, please, where Prince Salman's alleged contribution to the UN to combat cholera in Yemen actually went?!? Because if the rate of infection is this high, it is obvious that the aid never actually got to Yemen.

    And here is why, reported at WRH in June of this year:

    UN Aid Chief slams Saudis Blocking Yemen Aid

    President Trump and The Butcher of Yemen, AKA Prince Salmon, ought to be completely proud of themselves for the continuing growth in the spread of cholera in Yemen; they both adore big numbers!!

    Oct 09 10:45

    The Dark Web's Largest Pedophile Site Was Secretly Run By Australian Police For A Year

    - "the police sting involved undercover officers sharing extremely disturbing content and encouraging followers to engage in sexual acts with children.

    But police say it was worth it."

    Oct 09 10:37

    U.S. ambassador’s adviser ran 'dark money' nonprofit that donated $1m to right-wing Israeli group

    Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone has been working for U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman for several months, but previously worked at Shining City, which gave millions of shekels to Im Tirzu from unknown sources.

    U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s senior adviser is a rabbi who previously headed a U.S.-based nonprofit that donated over $1 million to the controversial Israeli right-wing organization Im Tirtzu in 2015.

    An embassy spokesperson confirmed to Haaretz that Orthodox Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone is now serving as a senior adviser to Friedman at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

    Lightstone “has spent the past two decades professionally in the startup, real estate and not for profit worlds,” the spokesperson said, adding, “He is a prolific fundraiser for a myriad of philanthropic, political and issue-based advocacy organizations.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    So, our Ambassador to Israel's "Ambassador whisperer" has a view of Palestinian rights which dismisses them as utterly "non-existent"; no wonder our US policy toward Israel is so lopsidedly in favor of Israeli serial genocide against Palestinians, and the many forms this takes, such as jailing and torturing children to get "confessions" against other Palestinians; the outright assassinations of Palestinian kids; the full-frontal barbarity of Israel in preventing desperately ill Palestinians from seeking treatment outside where they live; and the brisk confiscation of lands from Palestinian families in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    Oct 09 10:27

    Marvel drops Northrop Grumman tie-in after Comic Con fan rebellion

    The Marvel comic company dropped a partnership with the defense industry giant Northrop Grumman and canceled a launch event scheduled for New York Comic Con on Saturday, after plans for a special series featuring branded superheroes alongside the legendary Avengers characters met with fierce opposition.

    Some fans had planned to protest at the Comic Con event, after Marvel announced via social media that it would launch the limited edition series at its booth at the Jacob K Javits Conference Center on the western side of Manhattan. On Saturday, many attendees welcomed the cancellations.

    “I think it was a terrible idea to begin with to try to merge these two worlds,” said Nick Greer from Groton, Connecticut, who was dressed as the Marvel character Nick Fury. “They saw the backlash and they shut it down.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Marvel, you did the absolutely morally correct thing here; colluding with an American Merchant of Death, which makes weapons which kill and maim, many times completely innocent victims (like the deaths of Yemeni infants and, courtesy of Saudi air strikes) is a form of "normalizing" war and destruction for younger, impressionable kids, many of whom make up the fan base for Marvel films and merchandising.

    I am very glad you rethought this: Good on ya!! :-)

    Oct 09 10:19

    US Bomb Tests and Bidding Wars Herald New (Unlawful) $1.5 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Complex

    While much of the world pursues the abolition of nuclear weapons – embraced by the adoption July 7 by 122 nations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – the militarized Trump White House is pursuing plans for a trillion-dollar rebuild of the entire US nuclear weapons complex. The enormous, extravagant program is designed to produce 80 new nuclear warheads every year, including three new warhead types, a new $20 billion nuclear-armed Long Range Standoff (LRSO) weapon, a new $12 billion B61 nuclear gravity bomb, a new fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, and a new $100 billion intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This last paragraph's characterisation of the Trump administration concerns me very deeply.

    As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I am constantly, peacefully and rationally, exhorting my government to resolve its geopolitical issues with moral, hard-won negotiations rather than bombs and bullets.

    It unfortunately feels to me, and to many peole who think the way I do, that I am absolutely on the right side of an absolutely losing proposition with Trump's administration.

    I am thinking, very intensely now, about the speculation positied by Albert Einstein, when he said "“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”, indicating that the world would be brought back to the stone age, courtesy of a massive nuclear exchange.

    And with all the nuclear armed countries at this point in this world's history, including India; Pakistan; UK; the US; China; Russia; and Israel, his comments may well prove prophetic here.

    Oct 09 09:47

    Plague is Starting in Africa

    Panic has ensued in Madagascar where a recent outbreak of the plague has claimed the lives of at least 24 people. Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana has announced a ban on all public gatherings and demonstrations in effect until the outbreak can be contained.
    The plague is a deadly disease caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. It usually begins as the bubonic plague, which is spread from small mammals (such as rats) and fleas to humans. If detected early, the bubonic plague can generally be treated and controlled with antibiotics and proper environmental measures. However, half of all reported cases in Madagascar are the pneumonic plague –- the deadliest form of the disease.

    The pneumonic plague is transmitted person to person. Since this form of the plague is airborne, it spreads extremely rapidly and can have catastrophic consequences. Those who contract the pneumonic plague must be treated immediately as it can be fatal within less than 24 hours of onset.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    If you have been to, or from, Madagascar recently, please go to your local health provider and get tested, and possibly pre-emptively treated.

    If you have even been thinking about going to Madagascar for any reason, please don't, until this has been irradicated.

    Oct 09 09:37

    Russia Threatens Retaliatory Restrictions on US Media Outlets

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is warning that Russia is considering applying restrictions to certain US media outlets in retaliation for recent US measures taken against Russia’s RT news channel.

    Last month, the US Justice Department ordered RT to register as a “foreign agent,” which requires them to make a massive number of disclosures. The Foreign Agent Registration Act was meant to target foreign lobbyists and politicians, and had virtually never been used against journalists before.

    US lawmakers had been hyping RT as a “propaganda” network, complaining about their narrative being dissimilar on key issues from domestic US media. Yet other nations’ media across the world often differs with US media priorities, and the moves against RT are unheard of.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    I link to the English-edition of rt.com and sputniknews.com on a nearly daily basis.

    I find the reporting and analysis of world events in these blogs rather calm; most generally level-headed, and non-warmongering, which one can certainly not say about the presstitutes and whorespondents in the corporate media of this country, faithfully regurgitating government propaganda.

    Oct 09 09:35

    Warning: Legal Racket Robs Elderly of Property and Rights

    There is a racket in Nevada that is robbing the elderly not only of their property but of their rights.

    People are being deemed unfit to look after themselves for superficial or trumped up reasons. Then, their guardianship is being handed over to private companies. Often these elderly folks are removed from their homes and placed into care facilities.

    Their possessions are sold ostensibly so that there is enough money for them to be taken care of by their guardian. But their liquidated assets are used to fund the guardian’s fees, sometimes hundreds of dollars for a conversation.

    It is all done under the pretense of protecting them.

    Oct 09 09:31

    New Rule: Residents In Nine States Will Need Passports For Domestic Flights in 2018

    When traveling, it's best to plan ahead whenever you can. For example, you may have thought you don't need a passport because you don't travel outside the United States. But for residents of nine states, that will change at the beginning of 2018 for any commercial flight, whether international or domestic.

    As reported by Travel and Leisure, nine states will no longer allow travelers to board an airplane with just their state issued driver’s licenses as of January 22, 2018. To get past TSA security checkpoints, another form of identification will be required: passport, permanent resident card/green card or a military ID.

    Oct 09 09:29

    Britain 'draws up battle plan for war with North Korea'

    Britain is reportedly preparing for the possibility of war breaking out with North Korea as concerns rise that another provocative missile test could trigger a military response by the US.

    North Korea is being closely watched amid fears it could launch another long-range missile test on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the founding of its ruling party.

    Bellicose rhetoric from Donald Trump has heightened tensions in the region in recent months, prompting British officials to draw up military plans for a response to a break out of hostilities, it was reported.

    The possible move to deploy it ahead of schedule drew comparisons with the start of the Falklands War.

    "In the Falklands we had to react to an event and HMS Illustrious was accelerated to respond," a Navy source told the Mail.

    "This was a reaction to protect British territory, however. In this case [North Korea], the UK would be part of a united global coalition. We would see what support we could give."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Note that none of this is actually sourced, and even the writers of this article wanted to distance themselves from responsibility for having written it, by embracing anonimity, and only identifying them as "Telegraph Reporters".

    I frankly think, at this point, that this was simply a "trial balloon" on the part of the British Government, to see and gague British public reaction to such a move, if, in fact, such plans are being contemplated at this time.

    Oct 09 09:22

    The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis

    With tensions escalating rapidly again on the Korean peninsula, the attention of the world invariably has returned to the question of whether or not the solution to the crisis lies in Beijing. After months of continuing missile tests by North Korea despite sanctions and global condemnation, Kim Jong-un’s regime claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb and once again launched an intercontinental ballistic missile over Japan. North Korea’s march toward wielding a nuclear arsenal against its neighbors and far off enemies, like the United States, is nearing completion. For Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), North Korea’s obstinate drive toward becoming a nuclear force has dealt Beijing a critical challenge at a moment when the party would prefer to focus on other matters seen as as essential to its rise as a regional and world power.

    Oct 09 09:13

    SINCE 2016, COPS HAVE KILLED 3 TIMES AS MANY CITIZENS THAN 4 DECADES OF MASS SHOOTINGS COMBINED

    As Hillary Clinton calls for repealing the second amendment, this behind the scenes deep state puppet master epitomizes what those in favor of gun control really want — only the government can have guns.

    Every time a lunatic, who is usually on some form mind-altering pharmaceutical, goes on a shooting rampage, the do-gooders in Washington, with the aid of their citizen flocks, take to the TV and the internet to call for disarming the American people.

    The total number of people killed by police in America this year, as of Oct 7, 2017, is 926. This number is set to increase by one, on average, every 8 hours.

    READ MORE: Internet Activist Recovers Deleted Video of Police Assault, This is How We Win!
    We are comparing a time period of 35 years, to 10 months and the ratio is 1.3 to 1, citizens killed by cops vs. citizens killed in mass shootings. That is a massive difference.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    IF, in fact, these statistics are true, we need, natonally, to overhaul how police are doing their jobs, so that far fewer citizens get maimed or killed by them.

    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.

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