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November 14, 2015

Nov 14 13:44

Syrian refugees beginning to arrive in New Orleans

The flood of refugees migrating from the terror in Syria and Afghanistan has begun to have a trickle effect in the New Orleans area.

"We had served two families, we're expecting one more soon, and we do not know how many more, but we expect more," said Martin Gutierrez of Catholic Charities, which is part of the Archidiocese of New Orleans.

Catholic Charities has targeted services for helping refugees.

Nov 14 13:09

Carpetbagging ‘Crony Capitalism’ in Ukraine

Last December, before being named Ukraine’s Finance Minister, American-born Natalie Jaresko accepted Ukrainian citizenship as a prerequisite for getting the job, but – in almost one year since – she has not renounced her U.S. citizenship, according to U.S. records and a Ukrainian official.

Nov 14 12:55

Arthur Topham on His 'GUILTY/NOT GUILTY' Verdict

"At this point in time the question remains as to why a guilty verdict was handed down for Count 1 and why a not guilty verdict was handed down for Count 2. Speculation is that Count 1 included evidence which the jury felt wilfully promoted hatred toward people of the Jewish religion or ethnic group. Count 1 also included the book Germany Must Perish! written by the Jewish author Theodore N. Kaufman as well as the parody/satire of Kaufman’s book by Topham titled Israel Must Perish! which Crown, from the onset of the trial, has adamantly claimed was a “book” that Topham wrote rather than merely a satire of Theodore N. Kaufmann’s book."

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Nov 14 12:18

U.S. Demands There Be No Democracy in Syria

All of the available polling that has been done by Western polling firms in Syria has indicated strongly that the current President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, would easily win any free and fair election in that country. In fact when the question was directly put to Syrians by a Western polling organization, Assad got 55%, which wouldn’t leave much for each of the opposing candidates in any election, the candidates who would be splitting the residual 45%. And this poll was taken shortly after the Arab Spring demonstrations against him — those demonstrators actually possessed little support from most Syrians.

Nov 14 12:11

CONFIRMED: French Government Knew Extremists BEFORE Attack

By Tony Cartalucci

Similarly in January 2015 in the wake of the “Charlie Hebdo attack” which left 12 dead, it was revealed that French security agencies tracked the perpetrators for nearly a decade beforehand, having arrested at least one terrorist a total of two times, incarcerating him at least once, tracked two of them overseas where they had trained with known terrorist organizations and possibly fought alongside them in Syria, before tracking them back to French territory...

Nov 14 11:55

Syrian passport allegedly discovered on suicide bomber: 9/11 redux

Apparently, according to CBS, “a passerby found the passport of one of the hijackers” on the street just hours after the 9/11 attacks.



Nov 14 11:16

The Paris Terrorist Attacks, “9/11 French-Style”, “Le 11 septembre à la française”

There are Western Special Forces and Western intelligence operatives within the ranks of the ISIS. British Special Forces, and MI6 have been involved in training jihadist rebels in Syria.

The Islamic State (ISIS), the alleged architect of the Paris attacks, was originally an Al Qaeda affiliated entity created by US intelligence with the support of Britain’s MI6, Israel’s Mossad, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), Ri’?sat Al-Istikhb?r?t Al-’?mah

Nov 14 11:14

Catholic Archbishop Condemns CIA supporting al-Qaeda in Syria, Tells U.S. To Stop Interfering In His Country

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassak-Nisibi said that the U.S. 'western military' should stop interfering in his country and stop supporting al-Qaeda. The 74-year-old added that it's not their place to oust Assad. "The Syrians will decide if and when Assad has to go away, and not the Daesh (ISIS) or the West," he said. The prelate condemned "Western propaganda," asking "What does it mean, (that) al-Qaeda is now a US ally, just because in Syria it has a different name? But do they really despise our intelligence and our memory?"

Nov 14 11:14

CARTOONS OF THE DAY ~~ FRANCE’S EXPLOSIVE FOREIGN POLICY



Nov 14 11:12

Breaking: French and German Intelligence Services Knew Paris Attack Was Coming a Month Ago

Startling information has just surfaced that indicates French National Police met with German BKA federal police and German BND federal intelligence service to discuss an imminent pre-planned terrorist attack on Paris weeks ago.

Nov 14 10:59

The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?

Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror

Nov 14 10:54

Hillary Clinton ADMITS The CIA Started & Funded Al Qaeda

Nov 14 10:24

FLASHBACK - FBI Created 17 False Flag Terrorist Attacks– FOX TV

According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, in the past 10 years, there’ve been 20 Terrorist plots against the US. Three of those plots were real but were discovered and stopped by private Americans. The other 17 were created–and then stopped–by the FBI.



Nov 14 10:21

Putin to speak at UN climate change summit in Paris, France says

Canada's new environment minister was in Paris Sunday taking part in talks to lay the groundwork for this month's UN global climate change summit, which will be attended by more than 100 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, France’s foreign minister said.

Nov 14 10:19

Most Americans oppose sending ground troops to fight ISIL: Poll

Americans are more likely to oppose deploying US ground troops against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as the US considers sending more boots on the ground, a new poll finds.

The latest data are from a November 4-8 Gallup poll that shows 53 percent of Americans oppose sending US ground troops to these countries while 43 percent support the idea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No doubt one reason for the Paris false-flag was to try to reverse that public sentiment.

Nov 14 10:16

Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard set to be released on parole after almost 30 years

Jonathan Pollard, the navy intelligence analyst whose 1985 arrest for selling secrets to Israel set off a sensational spy saga, is scheduled to be released from federal prison next week, marking the end of a three-decade diplomatic burr in the relationship between the two allies.

Pollard, 61, had been serving a life sentence, but was granted parole this year under sentencing rules in place at the time of his prosecution that made him presumptively eligible for release this month.

Although the decision from the US Parole Commission came around the same time as a sharp disagreement between the US and the Israeli governments over a nuclear deal with Iran, officials from both countries have strongly denied the release was in any way tied to that arrangement, or was intended as a concession to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The last statement in this article is pure and utter codswallop.

The indisputable fact that he will have a hero's welcome in Israel tells us the real state of utter and servile contempt in which the Israeli government holds the US government; at this point, geopolitically, they are not even "frenemies".

The government of the US needs to re-evaluate just what this alleged "special relationship" brings positively to the US, other than the complete, abject despair on the part of the rest of the countries in the Middle East.

Nov 14 10:12

Angela Merkel's future under scrutiny for the first time as German asylum process criticised

Angela Merkel’s political future is being questioned for the first time in Germany as divisions continue to grow in her government over her “open-door” refugee policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After yesterday's false-flag attack in Paris and the finding of a magic bomb-proof passport belonging to a refugee, the backlash against this open door policy will explode and take every politician who supported it with them!



Nov 14 10:09

Anti-Israel ads OK’d to run in Boston subways

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority approved the display of an anti-Israel ad it had previously rejected.

The poster, which features a large photograph of a child and the word “violence” in large, bold letters, accuses Israel’s military of using US tax dollars to kill 2,000 Palestinian children since September 2000, and calls for the end of US military aid to Israel.

It is one of three ads that was initially approved by the MBTA in June 2014, but later removed. At the time, the governing body of the state’s public transportation system said the ads violated its policy against language that demeans or disparages individuals or groups.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another sign that Israel's choke-hold on our nation is starting to slip.

Nov 14 10:08

Paris attack may be false flag operation: Analyst

A witness told The Associated Press that the shooters shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greatest) in Arabic as they massacred scores of diners and concert-goers in the French capital.

“Just because somebody goes and says Allahu Akbar doesn’t mean they’re Muslim, it may mean it’s a false flag,” Edward Corrigan told Press TV on Saturday.

The United States and France may blame the Syrian government for the attack and start bombing Syria indiscriminately, Corrigan said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a tough sell. The false-flag attack has been blamed on ISIS who is (paid by the US to be) the enemy of Syria, yet the US and France want to use the Paris attack to launch a war against Syria itself!

Nov 14 10:06

Syrian Passport Found at Paris Attack Site Belonged to Asylum Seeker

The holder of the Syrian passport found at the scene of the Paris attack passed through Greece in October, Greek officials said Saturday.

"We confirm that the Syrian passport holder came through the Greek island of Leros on October 3 where he was registered under EU rules," said a statement issued by Nikos Toskas, the minister for citizen protection.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even though the false-flag is being blamed on ISIS, Kerry's speech in Vienna repeated the US demand that Assad leave and be replaced by a presumably US-compliant puppet. The fact that this latest "magic bomb proof" passport traces to a refugee is going to put a serious kink in the New World Order plan to blend the human population together! Europeans are going to blame their own governments' refugee policy rather than the proffered villain of Assad.

Nov 14 10:03

Updated-President al-Assad to French delegation: Terrorist attacks on Paris can’t be separated from those of Beirut and events in Syria

President al-Assad affirmed that the terrorist attacks which targeted Paris couldn’t be separated from those that took place in Beirut, and what has been happening in Syria since 5 years and in other regions, adding “terrorism is one field in the world and terrorist organizations don’t recognize borders.”


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Nov 14 09:53

Stephen Lendman Asks Legitimate Questions About French Attacks

Blowback or False Flag in Paris?

It’s too soon to know for sure. Given French complicity with ongoing US state terror throughout the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere, odds strongly favor the latter.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody is buying the official story. And that egg timer is only half done!!!

Nov 14 09:52

BOOM! CIA Director Met with French Security Chief and Mossad Before Paris Attacks

Nov 14 09:49

Armed man takes 12 people hostage in northwestern Turkey

The arrested hostage-taker, whose identity was not immediately available, was reportedly of Syrian origin and has told Turkish police officials that he tried to rob the bank in order to pay for health services his family urgently needed.

Nov 14 09:48

PHOTO OF THE DAY ~~ SUBLIMINAL GARDENING



Nov 14 09:48

All World Turmoil Explained by 1 Man: Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened.com

Nov 14 09:46

Beware of ads that use inaudible sound to link your phone, TV, tablet, and PC

Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person's online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs, tablets, and computers.

The ultrasonic pitches are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While the sound can't be heard by the human ear, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do, browser cookies can now pair a single user to multiple devices and keep track of what TV commercials the person sees, how long the person watches the ads, and whether the person acts on the ads by doing a Web search or buying a product.

Nov 14 09:28

ISIS Claims Responsibility, Calling Attacks ‘First of the Storm’

The remarks came in a communiqué published in Arabic, English and French on the Islamic State’s Telegram account and then distributed via their supporters on Twitter, according to a transcript provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist propaganda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If it's SITE, it's propaganda.

Nov 14 09:27

The Paris Terror Attacks

(1) The usual cucks have wasted no time in making political hay of this tragedy

Ezra Klein: “This tragedy should make us sympathetic to refugees fleeing murderers, not angry at them.”
Salon (not the parody version): And so the hate speech begins: Let Paris be the end of the right’s violent language toward activists
The Guardian: Muslims will increasingly fear being associated with terror; far-right groups may well fuel more hatred



Nov 14 09:26

PARIS ATTACKS - Classic Hegelian Dialectic

Nov 14 09:25

WISDOM OF THE DAY

Nov 14 09:24

Magic Passports Redux: Syrian Passport Allegedly Discovered on Suicide Bomber

We’ve heard this one before, but this time they are doubling down on this all-too familiar set piece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That passport paper is amazing! Bomb proof, fire-proof ... maybe we should build our cities out of that stuff!

Nov 14 09:12

Believe It or Not!! Syrian Passport Found Next to Paris "Suicide Bomber"

No! I'm making this shit up.



Nov 14 09:10

Paris Attacks: A Perfect Pretext For NATO To Mobilize in Syria and Iraq

To anyone who is really paying attention, the real agenda behind this ‘terror’ event in Paris – is a NATO-sponsored intervention in Syria and northern Iraq.

Also, for the time being, the following will now be buried: any talk of preserving privacy rights in the west, any debate on mass surveillance and bulk data collection, any vocal opposition against mandatory biometric ID’s in Europe, any criticism of Israel’s continued squeeze on the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the overdue Iraq War Inquiry in Britain, and of course – any political opposition to an increased western military presence in Syria, Iraq (and any where else).

Nov 14 08:31

Suspected Terrorist Arrested: ‘I Am From ISIS’

Fox News reported French police have arrested a suspected terrorist involved in a series of attacks against several locations in Paris. The suspect is reportedly from Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And how very convenient for the US to push their agenda of regaining military control over Syria at the Vienna meeting!

Nov 14 08:24

A Battle With No Front

For some of us, this recent escalation is not a surprising development. We have been writing about it for years. We have been scrutinising the disastrous impact of the matrix of Ziocon immoral interventionist lobbies that have been relentlessly advocating more and more conflicts. The CRIF in Paris, CFI in London and AIPAC in Washington all push for escalation of the battle against Arabs and Muslims in accordance with the Israeli plan for a new Middle East.

Nov 14 08:08

At Least 127 Dead in Multiple Paris Terror Attacks; Hollande Says ISIS Responsible

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday the attacks in Paris that killed 127 people were "an act of war" organized from abroad by Islamic State with internal help.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And ISIS was created by the US. So why isn't France declaring war on the United States?

Nov 14 08:05

FLASHBACK - Mainstream U.S. Writers Call for Supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS

But now – for the first time – mainstream flacks are publicly calling for the United States of America to support ISIS and Al Qaeda …

Initially, Barak Mendelsohn – an Associate Professor of Political Science at Haverford College, a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a five year veteran of the Israeli army – argues in the Council on Foreign Relations’ publication Foreign Affairs that the U.S. should support Al Qaeda … as a way to counter ISIS:

The instability in the Middle East following the Arab revolutions and the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) require that Washington rethink its policy toward al Qaeda, particularly its targeting of Zawahiri.

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Destabilizing al Qaeda at this time may in fact work against U.S. efforts to defeat ISIS.

Nov 14 08:03

CIA Director Brennan Met With French Security Chief Before Paris Attacks - Report

The White House correspondent for French television network Canal+, Laura Haim, reported an interesting tidbit during a live report with MSNBC's Brian Williams Friday evening. Haim stated that the Central Intelligence Agency director, John O. Brennan, recently met with his counterpart, French intelligence (DGSE) director Bernard Bajolet.

Nov 14 08:01

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” To Overthrow Syria’s President Assad

Judicial Watch, shows that Western governments deliberately allied with al-Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups to topple Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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Nov 14 08:00

For Many Iranians, the ‘Evidence’ Is Clear: ISIS Is an American Invention

Iranians are as obsessed as Americans these days with the black-clad gangs roaming Iraq and Syria and killing Shiites and other “infidels” in the name of Sunni Islam. At the supermarket, in a shared taxi or at a family gathering, conversations often turn to the mysterious group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and how it came to be.
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And for most Iranians, the answer is obvious: the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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Nov 14 07:59

Speech on Khamenei Website: Hillary Clinton ‘Confessed’ That US Created ISIS

“Some Americans have confessed in their own memoirs [including Hillary Clinton’s memoirs] that they have played a role in creating, developing and establishing DAESH and today too, they are supporting them,” Khamenei told an Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) gathering of government officials and Islamic ambassadors on July 18, according to the speech text posted on an official Khamenei website.

“Now, a coalition against DAESH has been formed. Of course, I do not believe that there is a real coalition against DAESH,” he continued. Da’esh is an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

“It is you who are the defenders of terrorism!” Khamenei said in comments directed at the U.S. and its Western and Sunni Arab allies. “It is you who have created DAESH. It is you who train terrorists.”

Nov 14 07:57

America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

During the 1970?s the CIA used the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a barrier, both to thwart Soviet expansion and prevent the spread of Marxist ideology among the Arab masses. The United States also openly supported Sarekat Islam against Sukarno in Indonesia, and supported the Jamaat-e-Islami terror group against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in Pakistan. Last but certainly not least, there is Al Qaeda.

Lest we forget, the CIA gave birth to Osama Bin Laden and breastfed his organization during the 1980?s. Former British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, told the House of Commons that Al Qaeda was unquestionably a product of Western intelligence agencies. Mr. Cook explained that Al Qaeda, which literally means an abbreviation of “the database” in Arabic, was originally the computer database of the thousands of Islamist extremists, who were trained by the CIA and funded by the Saudis, in order to defeat the Russians in Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BUMP TO THE TOP

Nov 14 07:52

Putin not going to APEC summit in Philippines. PM Medvedev will go instead

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the APEC summit that will take place on November 17-18 in the Philippines, RBC reports. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will go to the summit instead. The reason for the decision has not been specified.

President Putin will go to Turkey for the G20 summit on November 15-16. Originally, it was planned that Putin would visit one of Russian regions on November 17 before going to the Philippines on November 17-18 - See more at: http://www.pravdareport.com/russia/kremlin/12-11-2015/132575-putin_ape...

Nov 14 07:50

Paris Attacks Were an ‘Act of War’ by ISIS, Hollande Says

President François Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State for the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, as the death toll rose to 127 victims, with 300 others hospitalized, 80 of them in critical condition. He declared three days of national mourning, and said that military troops would patrol the capital. France remained under a nationwide state of emergency.

“It is an act of war that was committed by a terrorist army, a jihadist army, Daesh, against France,” Mr. Hollande told the nation from the Élysée Palace, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. “It is an act of war that was prepared, organized and planned from abroad, with complicity from the inside, which the investigation will help establish.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So France, a nation that had wide open borders welcoming in refugees from nations destroyed by western interventions, but bans their own people from carrying guns to defend themselves, has been attacked by ISIS, a terrorist group created and funded by the United States as part of one of those interventions, and Hollande is setting the stage to call for more interventions.

Nov 14 07:44

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Nov 14 07:04

9 Reasons to Question the Paris Terror Attacks

By Brandon Turbeville

As France finds itself in the grips of martial law and its first mandatory curfew since it was occupied by the Nazis in 1944, there exists a number of questionable details surrounding the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Only hours after the first shots were fired, stories and reports are beginning to change and contradict one another...

Nov 14 07:03

Berlin: Police to check on homes vacancy?

Can't believe this is even being suggested.

Nov 14 06:36

Questions for Operation Gladio, German Intelligence Amidst Paris Carnage

By Rusticus

As I sit typing in the early hours of Saturday morning in the American Midwest, the body count from the devastating series of attacks in Paris on Friday evening is still unsolidified; with 128 confirmed among the dead and countless others injured, this number is unfortunately poised to rise as coverage unfolds over the course of this weekend. It goes without saying that those affected by this tragedy are in my thoughts, and it is with a heavy heart that I turn my investigative acumen towards an event which has brought so much loss of innocent life.

Nov 14 06:34

Attack in Paris – State Sponsored Terror, But Which State?

By Tony Cartalucci

On a scale significantly larger than the previous Paris terror attack carried out against several targets across the capital in January of this year ending in the death of 12, the Western media is already assigning blame to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL) or those “inspired” by ISIS...

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November 13, 2015

Nov 13 22:55

Destruction of al-Aqsa is no conspiracy theory

The destruction of mosques was not a new practice, or one limited to Jerusalem. Zionist forces left intact only very few mosques in the destroyed Palestinian villages and towns during the Nakba — the ethnic cleansing operation of 1948. The Israeli authorities then turned many of the remaining mosques into clubs, restaurants and animal enclosures.

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Nov 13 19:50

White House Secret Service officer arrested in child sex sting

A White House Secret Service officer has been arrested for allegedly sending obscene photographs to someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl from Delaware, according to a criminal complaint.

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Nov 13 19:07

The French Connection – False Flags and the Charlie Hebdo Incident

Naturally, the first operation that comes to mind is Gladio, the infamous NATO “stay behind” operations in Europe during the Cold War that utilized terror attacks and shootings in public venues (amongst other things) to later be blamed on leftist and socialist groups. Gladio thus represents the so-called “conservative” side of the dialectic running operations against the so-called left. The Aldo Moro incident in Italy, for example, involved a staged assassination of a socialist minister by a NATO-run Marxist front. NATO/Gladio operations have never ceased, as we see the same patterns at work in more recent false flags.

Nov 13 17:51

Fascist Israeli MK Calls for Palestinian Concentration Camps

Far-right, former IDF colonel, racist MK Moti Yogev wants family members of Palestinians accused of attacking Jews (true or false) placed in internment camps.

Will death camp recommendations follow? He claims punishing families will deter their children from allegedly harming Jews.

Nov 13 17:10

FLASHBACK - The Top 4 Most Mind-Blowing CIA Operations You've Never Heard Of

Nov 13 17:09

42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

False-flag attacks are an historical reality. This appears to be what is happening in Paris right now.

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Nov 13 17:04

Putin to speak at UN climate change summit in Paris, France says

Wonder how the latest false flag will affect this upcoming meeting in Paris with ALL the worlds biggie politicos in attendance....maybe.

By: Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press, Published on Sun Nov 08 2015

LE BOURGET, FRANCE — Canada's new environment minister was in Paris Sunday taking part in talks to lay the groundwork for this month's UN global climate change summit, which will be attended by more than 100 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, France’s foreign minister said.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that Putin has accepted an invitation to attend the conference in Paris. He will be among the speakers on the conference’s first day, along with U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of India and China.

The Kremlin hasn’t confirmed Putin’s participation at the so-called COP 21 talks, which aim to reach the most ambitious accord to date limiting emissions that cause global warming.

Nov 13 17:00

FLASHBACK - US politician Jack Lindblad claims Charlie Hebdo killings were by 'US and Mossad' to keep Israel's Netanyahu in power

A US Senate candidate has voiced his own theories on what he believes is real reason behind the brutal attacks in Paris last week, claiming that the killings were not the work of terrorists but of the US and Mossad in a bid to keep Israel’s current Prime Minister in power.

Speaking to PressTV, Jack Linblad, of the Green Party of LA County Council, claimed that the actions of the Kouachi brothers and Amedy Coulibaby, who collectively shot and killed 17 people in three separate and shocking attacks in Paris, were not acting on their extremist religious beliefs but were instead carrying out orders from the US and Mossad.

Mr Linblad added that he believed the bloody attacks had been orchestrated to keep Europe “under [Benjamin] Netanyahu’s thumb” and to ensure the Israeli leader stays in power.

Nov 13 16:44

U.S. Military Agents Deployed To 147 Different Countries in 2015, 75% Of The Planet

By John Vibes

Last year, the US military was running special operations in 147 countries, which represents roughly 75% of the entire planet. According to Special Operations Command spokesman Ken McGraw, the numbers are record breaking and represent a massive jump from the numbers seen during the Bush administration...

Nov 13 16:39

Israeli raid on Hebron hospital sparks new protests

Thousands of Palestinians protested Thursday following the funeral in Hebron for 28-year-old Abdullah Azzam Shalaldah, shot to death by undercover Israeli gunmen who carried out an assault on the local al-Ahli Hospital to abduct his wounded cousin, Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah.

The hospital raid by Israeli security forces disguised as Palestinians signals a further escalation of the brutal and lawless repression that has claimed at least 83 Palestinian lives since the beginning of October.

Nov 13 16:34

France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or Paris.

Nov 13 16:31

Paris shootings: 15 people killed at Bataclan concert venue in French attacks

Terrified hostage Benjamin Cazenoves, who was trapped in the concert hall, posted two harrowing messages on Facebook.

Mr Cazenoves posted: "I'm still at the Bataclan. First floor. Serious injuries."

He called on the authorities to act quickly to break the hostage situation.

"They need to attack quickly. There are survivors inside.

He managed to post two messages to Facebook despite the violence. In the first he described gunmen executing hostages "one by one."

"They are shooting everyone. One by one. First floor. Quickly. "

This message, posted at 10pm was followed 25 minutes later by another.

"Alive. Just cuts. Carnage. Dead bodies everywhere."

He appeared to have made it out in one piece.

Nov 13 16:28

France reintroduces border checks ahead of UN climate talks

With more than 115 heads of state and government expected to attend the conference at Le Bourget just outside of Paris, the French government is taking steps to minimise the risks.

Authorities say they are putting controls in place at 285 road, rail, sea and air border points from now until December 13th. That's two days after the conference closes.

It is said 30,000 police will be involved in the operation.

Nov 13 16:06

U.S. Steps Up Its Attacks on ISIS-Controlled Oil Fields in Syria

The United States and its allies have sharply increased their airstrikes against the sprawling oil fields that the Islamic State controls in eastern Syria in an effort to disrupt one of the terrorist group’s main sources of revenue, American officials said this week.

Nov 13 16:04

Finally Confirmed: US Created ISIS Terror Group

Declassified secret US government document reveals US created ISIS as a tool to overthrow Syria’s President Assad

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, using the same logic the gun-grabbers use, to blame the providers of weapons to those who commit crimes, the US Government bears the blame for what happened in Paris today!

Nov 13 16:01

At least 35 reported dead, 100 hostages taken in Paris attacks

At least 35 people were killed and more than 100 hostages were being held in Paris Friday night, after at least three coordinated terror attacks rocked the French capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And just ONE DAY before the multi-national meeting to resolve the Syria crisis! What an amazing coincidence!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 13 15:59

France's only aircraft carrier to leave for Middle East on Wednesday

The only aircraft carrier in the French Navy’s fleet, the Charles de Gaulle, will leave for the Persian Gulf on November 18, to join the fight against Islamic State in the region, Paris has confirmed.

“The naval group will leave Toulon (a major French naval base) in a few days, on November 18, to arrive in the Persian Gulf in mid-December,” government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said, as cited by Le Figaro.

France announced the deployment of its only aircraft carrier against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on November 5.

Nov 13 15:43

Report: Terrorists take 100 hostages at Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris

The city of Paris was stricken by a series of terrorist attacks on Friday night. The latest reports have at least 60 dead and many more injured.

Among the targets, the music venue Bataclan, where Eagles of Death Metal were performing a sold-out concert this evening. Police believe terrorists are holding 100 hostages inside the venue.

According to CNN, witnesses from inside the venue say there are between six to eight attackers, who are currently engaged in a shootout with police.

Nov 13 15:37

As BBC begs for ‘Children in Need’ money, questions still remain over fraud

The BBC has mastered the art of producing guilt-laden telethons. Each year corporate fat-cats and tax-avoiding celebrities are wheeled out alongside carefully crafted VT clips designed to trigger emotion from a docile public, to ask for their donations to a charity that claims to help children. But where does the money actually go?

Nov 13 15:36

In Nationwide Student Revolt over Campus Racism, NY’s Ithaca College is Latest School to Erupt

In a week that began with a victorious revolt by African-American students at the University of Missouri and brought solidarity rallies to campuses around the country, a similar protest has erupted at Ithaca College in upstate New York.

Nov 13 15:32

Is ISIS Behind New Attacks & Shootings in Paris?

As of now, no official statement has been released by ISIS. We will update this as more information becomes available. However, ISIS affiliated accounts on Twitter are reportedly claiming the attacks for the Islamic State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yep, it is a false-flag.

Nov 13 15:20

The Secret Service at Booker Elementary: The Dog That Did Not Bark

The Booker Elementary video shows the Secret Service did not rush in to remove the President to a secure location, or at least to the safety of the armored Presidential Limousine. That's their job. That's what they do in the case of a real surprise attack with many unknowns. They don't do anything else.

But the Secret Service did nothing.

Nov 13 15:15

Paris under siege: Dozens killed and injured in series of coordinated terrorist attacks after Kalashnikov-wielding gunman goes on the rampage in the capital, 60 hostages are taken at concert hall and explosions are heard near national stadium

Paris has been gripped by terror after three terror attacks in the heart of the city left at least 26 dead tonight.

There was a shootout inside a restaurant on the Rue Bichat, two explosions near the Stade de France sports stadium and another shooting at the Paris Bataclan concert hall where terrorists are said to be holding 60 people hostage.

It is thought that at least 11 were killed in the restaurant, close to where the Charlie Hebdo shootings occurred in January, and another 15 killed in the theatre, police officials said.

Gunfire was also heard in other bars around the French capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is such an obvious false-flag attack!

Nov 13 15:05

Putin on doping scandal: Clean athletes shouldn’t suffer due to guilty ones

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered a thorough investigation into the alleged doping currently rife among athletes of the Russian Federation.

Nov 13 15:04

Grandmaster Putin Beats Uncle Sam at His Own Game

Imagine that you despised your brother-in-law and wanted to kill him. But you didn’t have the guts to do it yourself so you hired a hit-man to do the job for you.

Would you still be guilty of murder?

You’re darn right, you would be. So let’s apply this same rule to US foreign policy: Would it be just as wrong to invade a country, kill its people and topple its government with militants that you funded, armed and trained as it would be with your own US troops?

Yep, it sure would be. So while some people might think that it was smarter for Obama to use a proxy-army in Syria instead of US soldiers, morally or legally speaking, there’s really no difference between what he did and what Bush did in Iraq. A US invasion is a US invasion. Period. It doesn’t matter if you use for-hire killers or your own guys. It’s all the same. Obama is just as guilty as Bush.

Nov 13 14:59

Paris Terror Attack Suspected: ‘Bomb’ Explosions During France-Germany Match, Shootings Reported

Several explosions were heard during France-Germany soccer match at the Stade de France north of Paris on Friday, Nov. 13. A shooting was reported nearby. At least 18 casualties are feared in the suspected terrorist attacks, according to Liberation, which said the “three explosions sounded almost simultaneously.”

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Nov 13 14:55

Do HPV Vaccines Really Cause Deaths?

By Catherine J. Fromvpovich

New Zealand TV-3 reporter Samantha Hayes recently investigated several “Kiwi” girls, as the NZ Minister of Health calls NZ girls, who were seriously damaged by the HPV vaccine Gardasil® in this 22 minute news report, which every parent ought to view and take seriously...

Nov 13 14:54

Fatal shootings and explosion reported in Paris – live

Eyewitness Ben Grant said he was in a bar with his wife when the gunshots were fired and he had seen six or seven bodies on the ground. He told the BBC: “I was told people in cars had opened fire on the bar.

“There are lots of dead people. It’s pretty horrific to be honest. I was at the back of the bar. I couldn’t see anything. I heard gunshots. People dropped to the ground. We put a table over our heads to protect us.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

False flag?

Nov 13 14:54

Paris shooting: Several killed and injured after 'Kalashnikov and grenade attacks' across French capital

At least 18 people were killed and “many wounded” in a series of attacks in Paris by gunmen armed with kalashnikovs and grenades on Friday evening, police said.

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False flag?

Nov 13 14:37

Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Basically Crystal Meth, Says Dr. Carl Hart

Outspoken drug critic Dr. Carl Hart recently made comments in the media about how the popular big pharma drug Adderall is pretty much crystal meth. Dr. Carl Hart, an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University who specializes in drug abuse and drug addiction, is also an outspoken critic of…

Nov 13 14:17

Casualties reported in central Paris shooting

A shootout has reportedly taken place in central Paris, resulting in several casualties, according to the local media. Some witnesses said they heard explosions along with gunfire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Other reports are that the shooting took place in a restaurant.

Nov 13 14:16

Russia has no ‘Growler’ S-400 systems in Syria – Russian Defense Ministry

Russia says it has not deployed any S-400 Triumph missile air defense systems in Syria. A Russian defense ministry spokesman said media reports were “misleading” that the complex, which NATO calls the SA-21 ‘Growler’ had been placed in the war-torn nation.

“There have not been and there are no S-400s [at the Khmeimim airbase]. This is incorrect,” Major General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said in a daily briefing.

“It’s just bewildering, if not outright laughable when looking at some of the reports about our airbase, which are regularly appearing in foreign newspapers and publications,” he mentioned.

Nov 13 14:14

Remaking the Middle East: How the US grew tired and less irrelevant

Indeed, an American decline has been noted for many years, and Middle Eastern nations have been more aware of this decline than others. One could even argue that the W. Bush administration's rush for war in Iraq in 2003 in an attempt at controlling the region's resources, was a belated effort at staving off that unmistakable decay - whether in US ability to regulate rising global contenders or in its overall share of global economy...

Nov 13 14:11

Small Baltic countries turn into one big madhouse

Latvia has been especially vigorous in its preparations for war. When the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army named after Alexandrov came to perform in Latvia, Latvian officials panicked. This is not just an ensemble, but a unit of the Russian Armed Forces," Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said. How can the Latvians understand the performance, if the ensemble sings in Russian? Another Latvian official, particularly the defense minister, is highly concerned about the problem of the Russian language in the Latvian army. Noteworthy, all this is happening in the country, where 250,000 Russian-speaking population are listed as non-citizens. "In case of emergency, these people (non-citizens) will not be able to defend the state. How can they communicate with those with whom they will be defending the country?" Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis said on "Morning on Baltkom" show on Baltkom radio station.

Nov 13 14:08

BEX ALERT - Norway telling tales about Russian revenge

Chief editor of Norwegian publication Independent Barents Observer, Thomas Nilsen, said that Moscow was deliberately creating conditions for the growth of the flow of migrants from the Middle East and Africa through Norway. According to Nilsen, this is a Russian provocation prepared in Moscow on the top level. Allegedly, this is a revenge that Russia is taking on Norway for sanctions against Russia.

Nov 13 14:05

Russia may declare Ukraine’s default if Kiev fails to pay off debt — minister

Russia may declare Kiev’s default if Ukraine fails to pay in full on $3 billion bond, Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko has said. "If we fail to make the payment, yes. But I think it is early now to think about what we will [do] and what they will [do]. This will be speculation for our and their part. We are preparing for all the possibilities," Yaresko told Ukraine’s Channel 5. The finance minister said Kiev cannot make the payment. "No, we cannot carry out the payment. Under the International Monetary Fund’s program, we have the clearly defined parameters on what we can earmark for what: from budgetary deficit to debt payment," she said.

Nov 13 14:03

East Ukraine militia source claims Kiev forces shelled school near Gorlovka

Ukrainian forces have shelled a school in the Zaytsevo settlement to the north of Gorlovka last night, a source from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense ministry said on Friday. "This is the first shelling over a long time that occurred during daytime, around 9:20am," Donetsk News Agency quoted Kazakova as saying. She stressed that classes were underway at the time of the shelling, and 33 pupils and 29 staff were in the building. "We specifically established maximally safe timeframe for lessons but it did not save us this time as you can see," she noted. After the shelling started, pupils and teachers were evacuated from the school. Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense ministry and observers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) have arrived to the scene.
OSCE official concerned with escalation of violence in Ukraine, calls for restrain http://tass.ru/en/world/836101

Nov 13 13:54

This Really Happened: School Threatens 4th Grader with Sexual Harassment Charges for Writing a Love Letter

Our public schools appear to be more in the business of churning out criminals than churning out intelligent human beings.

Take this latest example coming out of Florida. A Hillsborough fourth grader, that’s right, a nine-year-old kid, was recently threatened by his school with sexual harassment charges — not for inappropriate touching or kissing or anything like that, but — for a love letter he wrote.

That’s right. A love letter.

Bet you this little boy doesn’t even know what sexual harassment means.

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Nov 13 13:49

COSA NOSTRA CASHING IN ON THE REFUGEE CRISIS

The Cosa Nostra is what is known to be “the Sicilian Mafia.” Founded in the 19th century and quickly ascending to international influence on multiple continents. It was so successful in its secrecy that the very name of the organization was not known to any outsiders until the 1963 court testimony of mafia member Joseph Valachi. Now, the Cosa Nostra has taken to the people smuggling business. So much so that recent Italian police investigations have caught one mafia member stating: “Do you know how much we earn off migrants? Drugs are less profitable.”

Nov 13 13:46

Suffer high loses: The Islamic state ordered the withdrawal of its forces!

A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Gen. Igor Konashenkov, announced that members of terrorist formations in the Syrian province of Latakia received orders to depart, "deep in the territory" and at the same evacuate "all valuables and best weapon."

He specified that this information got information center in Baghdad holding together Iraq, Russia and Iran, and that the said command means "emergency evacuation" in the depth of the territory controlled by the Islamic State and Džebhat an-Nusra.

Syrian army in recent days in the province of Latakia released a number of smaller towns and villages, and on its northeast has taken control of several important mountain heights.

Nov 13 13:38

Carson on China in Syria: ‘My Sources Are Better’ Than Obama Admin

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Friday that his “sources are better” than those of the Obama administration when it comes to whether China is involved in the Syria conflict.

Carson has claimed, based on his sources, that Chinese forces are operating in Syria. Asked on Thursday whether that is true, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. has no evidence or intelligence suggesting that the Chinese are involved in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were China in Syria, the obvious question is whether they are there at the request of the Syrian government.

However, given other recent revelations about Carson, I go with the White House on this one.


Nov 13 13:36

It's Official: Barack Obama Wants To "Help" You Manage Your Retirement Savings

Last week the Obama administration officially rolled out its MyRA program.

MyRA is a special form of IRA that ‘helps’ Americans save for retirement by making it easy for you to loan your money to the federal government.

Like a retirement account, the idea is to save a little bit every month or every year to be set-aside in a tax-advantageous way for retirement.

The big catch here is that for MyRA accounts, there’s only one investment: US government bonds.

At present, US government bonds fail to pay interest rates that meet the government’s officially published rate of inflation.

So with these MyRA accounts, when adjusted for inflation, you’re guaranteed to lose money.

The Obama administration, of course, entirely dismisses this criticism, saying that these MyRA accounts are for “people who aren’t saving and who have a fear of losing their principal.”

It’s pretty appalling when you think about it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Nov 13 13:30

State Of Idaho Concerned About Gerry Spence, Googling "yantis case and gerry spence"

The State is rightly concerned since it was a horrific crime against humanity which those Adams County, Idaho Sheriffs committed.

Nov 13 13:24

Will Obama Give Israel even more American Weapons and Dollars to Kill Palestinians?

Citing the report of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, Gilbert said the IDF purposefully targeted the civilian population including entire families, that the IDF purposefully targeted hospitals, ambulances and four UN shelter facilities.

The report stated that “Hundreds of Palestinian civilians were killed in their own homes, especially women and children. At least 142 families lost three or more members in an attack on a residential building during the summer of 2014, resulting in 742 deaths. The fact that Israel did not revise its practice of air-strikes, even after their dire effects on civilians became apparent, raises the question of whether this was part of a broader policy which was at least tacitly approved at the highest level of government.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This aid should never be given to Israel in the first place, because it is illegal, under the Symington Amendment to give financial or military aid to a nuclear armed country which refuses to sign the NNPT and refuses to have their nuclear sites inspected.

Israel qualifies completely on this.

What Israel has become, in terms of the devolution of this country in the 21st century, is a wretchedly apartheid, self-proclaimed theocracy with nuclear weapons, which the US government has abetted and enabled.

Nov 13 13:24

Russian military delegation, North Korean defense minister discuss army cooperation

The Russian military delegation and North Korean Defense Minister Pak Yong Sik have discussed at a meeting in Pyongyang the ways to develop cooperation between the armies of the two countries... During the visit, Russians commemorated Soviet soldiers at the "Liberation" monument in the North Korean capital. Honor Guard were called to perform their duties at the monument with inscription "Eternal glory to Great Soviet Army that freed Korean people from burden of Japanese militarists and opened path toward freedom and independence".
Seoul ready for ‘any form of dialogue’ with Pyongyang — South Korean president http://tass.ru/en/world/836040

Nov 13 13:21

Russian Defense Ministry outraged at desecration of Soviet monument in Warsaw

"Since the beginning of this year, 21 acts of vandalism against the Soviet [Russian] military burial places have been registered in Poland. With the connivance of the Polish authorities, hooligans break and damage tombstones, mar them with paint, knock off letters and inscriptions on tombstones and scribble insulting inscriptions on them... Unfortunately, Poland sees far more attacks by vandals on the Soviet [Russian] burial sites than any other country in Europe," Popov said. He also recalled that there was an intergovernmental agreement between Russia and Poland on burial places and memorial sites of victims of wars and repressions of February 22, 1994.

Nov 13 13:19

Russian forces attack almost 300 targets in Syria over last 2 days

"Over the last two days, November 11-12, Russian Aerospace Defense Forces’ jets made 107 sorties in the Syrian Arab Republic, and attacked 289 targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Daraa, Homs and Deir ez-Zor," Konashenkov said. "The airstrikes have destroyed: 34 command and control posts of gangs; 16 ammunition and fuel depots; two plants for the production of ammunition and improvised explosive devices; three camps and terrorist training bases; 50 strong points with military equipment and weapons; 184 fortified areas and defence positions," he added.

Nov 13 13:18

Russian Defense Ministry denies reports of S-400 missile systems in Syria

"Separate reports about our air base that regularly appear in foreign newspapers and publications are really bewildering if not funny. I would like to believe that these tales are being published for the purpose of self-advertising," the general told a briefing organized for foreign journalists as part of a press tour to Hmeymim air base where the Russian warplanes are deployed. The journalists who have been working at the air base for three days have got a chance to see everything, including the base’s anti-aircraft defense means, with their own eyes. "Of course, there are no and there have never been any S-400 systems here. It’s just misinformation," Konashenkov stressed.

Nov 13 13:17

ACLU: Baltimore Body Cam Regs Another Set-back for Police Accountability

Former investigator also says decision to allow officers to review body camera footage before giving statements could hinder internal probes.

Nov 13 13:17

Aeroflot suspends air service with Egypt from December 1, 2015 to March 27, 2016

"Given the ban by Rosaviatsia (Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency — TASS) on passenger flights to Egypt since November 6, 2015 Aeroflot has been flying passengers solely in one direction — from Egypt to Russia. The plan is to gradually reduce and temporarily suspend flights between Moscow and Egyptian airports till the end of winter schedule (March 27, 2016)," the report said.
Aeroflot suspends flights to and from Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Cairo.

Nov 13 13:17

When Mitt Romney Came To Town — Full, complete version

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The GOP, worried that Trump is winning, Carson is self-destructing, and Jeb Bush cannot get out of first gear, are talking about drafting Mitt Romney as their candidate, on the principle that choosing a new President is simply too important to be left up to the American people!

Well, let's kill that idea right at the start!

Nov 13 13:16

Germany Moves to Seal External Borders against Refugees

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière declared this week that refugees arriving on the German border will be deported back to the first European Union country they entered, in a reversal of policies that have been in place since August.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, anyone with half a brain could see this coming.

Germany needs to tell the US government to stop exacerbating the problem by driving thousands of people out of the Middle East due to US sponsored violence there.

Nov 13 13:08

Ukraine bans users of Russian domains from voting at presidential website

Users of email addresses hosted by Russian Internet domains, such as mail.ru, yandex.ru and rambler.ru, will not be able to take part in electronic voting since Friday, the administration said. Moreover, voters will have to submit online numbers of their credit cards issued by Ukrainian banks, as well as personal tax codes.

Nov 13 13:07

Changes of IMF lending policy toward Ukraine to set precedent for other countries

IMF's decision to issue subsequent tranches of a loan to Ukraine in case of its default on debt repayments will entail similar demands from other countries with overdue debts, the Russian Ambassador to the EU, the Vladimir Chizhov said on Friday in an interview with Rossiya'24 news channel.
"Just change or twist these rules for Ukraine's sake and a long line of countries from different continents will form demanding the same sort of things," he said.

Nov 13 12:58

Popular Delusions …Even If “Popular” Are Still Delusional

Geopolitically you see the United States losing power at every turn to the hands of China/Russia and the rest of the world. Power is being supplanted in trade, finance, manufacturing and production, socially and even militarily. This loss of power is unmistakable …but, none of this matters because the stock market is up, credit markets are still stable (on the outside), the dollar is firm versus other fiat currencies and gold has been pressed down and down. THIS is now the “new normal” and nearly everyone is extrapolating it forward “forever”.

Sorry to break the news to you but ALL of this is unsustainable. You need not even take Bill Holter’s word for this, just listen to the number crunchers and bean counters regarding Social Security, Medicaid, pensions, healthcare, military spending, the real economy and on and on. In many cases, the “bean counters” are previous federal employees like David Stockman and David Walker, who better would know?

Nov 13 12:56

Stop-and-Seize Turns Police Into Self-Funding Gangs

I’ve recently been reading about an even more worrying example of low-end statecraft: Stop-and-seize. This term refers to a practice, increasingly common since the turn of the century, of police confiscating people’s property without making an arrest or obtaining a warrant. That may not sound legal, but it is! The police simply pull you over and take your money.

Nov 13 12:56

Russia accuses US of hijacking preparations for Syria talks

Russia accused the United States on Thursday of hijacking preparatory talks for a weekend meeting of nearly 20 nations focused on ending the Syrian war. The charge was denied by U.S. officials, who expressed surprise that Moscow did not show up.

The dispute appeared to focus on the leading role the U.S. had assumed in the talks prior to the main Syria meeting Saturday, and was significant in reflecting the tensions between the two main players whose diplomatic muscle is key to hopes of progress.

On Saturday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to join Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and counterparts from other nations that include adversaries Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Russia sees this as an attempt to divide participants in the Vienna talks into "those who are leading and those who are being led," Zakharova said. "We cannot accept such rules of the game."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "male attribute measuring" contest by the US government is not going to go down well with the international community, or with Russia, which is generally doing their best to diffuse the volatile situation in Syria.

Nov 13 12:56

Arthur Topham vs Theodore Nathan Kaufman

Arthur Topham, the man behind Radical Press, was found guilty yesterday on one count of communicating statements that “wilfully promote hatred against an identifiable group.”

Some Canadians such as Harry Abrams, former B.C. representative for the League of Human Rights for B’nai Brith Canada, were thrilled. “Canada says that you should be able to walk in peace and not be fearful to be victimized, to be vilified, because of who you are or who you were born as,” Abrams told CBC News. But Topham, who has been married to a Jewish woman for over 37 years, doesn’t criticise or vilify Jews for who they are or the family into which they were born. He actually criticises some Jews, like Abrams, who subscribe to some particularly noxious tribally exclusive politics and ideology. Topham must have wrongly assumed that in a Western society, all forms of politics and ideologies, including Jewish ones, must be subject to criticism.

Nov 13 12:54

Hawaiian Natives Move One Step Closer to Declaring Sovereignty from U.S. Government

This week, Native Hawaiians initiated an historical election that may grant them sovereignty from the United States and the state of Hawaii, itself, after well over a century of colonial rule. More than 95,000 indigenous people will elect delegates to a constitutional convention, scheduled for this winter, when they will work to create a government that serves and represents Native Hawaiians — the only group of indigenous people in the United States currently restricted from forming their own government.

In the 19th century, European and American missionaries and traders began settling in Hawaii. They quickly formed a political movement and succeeded in transferring power from the king to his cabinet and the legislature. Though they drafted a new constitution limiting the king’s control, they also limited the voting rights of Asians and Native Hawaiians while granting that right to wealthy non-citizens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I remember back when I wrote "Hawaii is not legally a state!" all the nasty emails I got declaring the whole ideas of Hawaiians not surrendering their sovereignty to the US Government as a wacky conspiracy theory. But then, they have made that claim about a lot of my early writings which have since proven accurate. However this deal is not perfect. It treats the indigenous Hawaii people as a "nation within a nation" relegating them to the same status and treatment as the native Americans, which if you have ever spent time on the reservations, you understand is pretty bad. Not as bad as the Palestinians have to endure, but still pretty bad!

Nov 13 12:48

Study finds more child abuse in homes of returning vets

The babies and toddlers of soldiers returning from deployment face the heightened risk of abuse in the six months after the parent’s return home, a risk that increases among soldiers who deploy more frequently, according to a study scheduled for release Friday.

The study will be published in the American Journal of Public Health. The abuse of soldiers’ children exposes another, hidden cost from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that killed than 5,300 U.S. troops and wounded more than 50,000.

Research by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia looked at families of more than 112,000 soldiers whose children were 2 years old or younger for the period of 2001 to 2007, the peak of the Iraq War. Researchers examined Pentagon-substantiated instances of abuse by a soldier or another caregiver and from the diagnoses of medical personnel within the military’s health care system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These results do not surprise me.

When people have been in country for awhile, and realize that these insane and immoral wars are not at all about freedom, or preserving the American way of life, but are primarily about private corporate profit, that realisation has to make them angry.

And they don't want to take out that anger on their COs, or their buddies in their unit; so, unfortunately, when they get home, they take it out on the people least able to fight back: their kids.

Nov 13 12:40

The fuel for a nuclear bomb is in the hands of an unknown black marketeer from Russia, U.S. officials say

According to court documents, the bag quickly passed through the hands of three others on its way to a prospective buyer. It was not the first time such material had passed through this city, raising international alarms: It had happened twice before. And mysteriously, in all three cases, spanning more than a decade, the nuclear material appeared to have the same origin – a restricted military installation in Russia.

Five current or former U.S. officials who have tracked nuclear smuggling, and who declined to be named because this assessment is classified, said it is now a consensus view within the intelligence community.

But no one in the West knows exactly who has this nuclear explosive material, and where they may be.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More "booga-booga Russia bashing", I see.

Has this government not gotten the memo that no one can believe anything it says anymore, at all?!?

Well, maybe they can get the weather right, once in a while, but that is it.

Nov 13 12:35

Gen. Allen: US May Be Condemned to Fight ISIS Forever

Interviewed on CNN today, retired Gen. John Allen, recently replaced as the US Special Envoy to the war against ISIS, offered an extremely pessimistic assessment of the war, saying that the US needs to address the causes of “symptoms” like ISIS and al-Qaeda, and failing that will be “condemned to fight forever.”

Historically, the US hasn’t been particularly good at even identifying the causes of insurgencies against US-backed governments, let alone making any credible efforts to address those problems. Notably, Gen. Allen didn’t make any real effort to identify the causes he thought the US needs to address either.

Rather, Allen simply insisted that the locals “understand the region better” and that the US should “work closely with them” to resolve the underlying conditions which are fueling growing recruitment to such Islamist factions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem no one in the US civilian government or military wants to address is the problem of US military interventionism, coupled with setting up tinpot dictators who are completely unresponsive to the needs of those they govern: it is that simple.

One of the fastest ways to get rid of terrorism against America or American interests would be to not muck about in other people's countries, expropriating resources to which the US has no moral right.

Nov 13 12:31

Israeli Lawmaker Proposes to Help Pollard for Life

An Israeli lawmaker is reportedly proposing the state of Israel pay convicted spy Jonathan Pollard a monthly stipend and pick up his medical expenses for the rest of his life once he’s freed from prison in the United States.

Nov 13 12:30

Sexting Secret Service Agent Arrested for Trying to Solicit a Teenage Girl for Sex

What’s really frustrating about this case isn’t the case itself. We’ve seen lots of sexual deviance coming out of Secret Service, from the prostitution scandal to drunk agents driving right through an investigation into a package at the White House suspected to be a bomb. People are just used to it by now. These scandals flit right through one side of the public consciousness and out the other when tossed on the pile of all other government scandals, which are pretty much biweekly at this point. America has, sadly, come to expect this, take it without even getting upset about how disgustingly corrupt our government has become, then shrug and go back to watching whatever is on TV.

What’s really frustrating about this case is how the media presents it.

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Nov 13 12:29

U.S.-led strikes target ISIS oil revenues: Pentagon

U.S.-led air strikes in Syria have inflicted "significant damage" to ISIS's ability to fund itself, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Recent strikes in an air operation dubbed "Tidal Wave II" have been concentrated on oil facilities in the Dayr Az Zawr region, which provide an estimated two-thirds of ISIS's oil revenue, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said at a news briefing.

"We believe that by cutting off its oil supply we could hasten the destruction of ISIL," Warren said, using another acronym for ISIS (Islamic State in Syria and Iraq/Levant).

The first strike in the coalition operation was on the Omar oil field on Oct. 21 and since then airstrikes have been stepped up, Warren said.

Warren said the strikes, halfway through the Tidal Wave operation, have inflicted "significant damage" on the militant group's ability to fund itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, of course, once ISIS is gone, Syria will have to rebuild all those facilities ... and the IMF is no doubt ready to loan them the money to do it!

Nov 13 12:29

NEW REPORT EXPECTS A MILLION CANCER DEATHS FROM FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT

In a new report published by Fairewinds Energy Education (FEE), “Cancer on the Rise in Post-Fukushima Japan,” we learn that that the ongoing multi-core nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has produced approximately 230 times higher-than-normal thyroid cancers in Fukushima Prefecture, and could result in as many as one million more cancers due to the incident that happened in March of 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I frankly think these numbers are highly conservative.

Nov 13 12:28

Senate Passes a Bill to Legalize Asteroid Mining, Amended It to Ban Alien Enslavement

Another day, another very important bill being passed by the Senate. This one almost makes sense, but then it doesn’t… considering no nation on Earth can claim sovereign ownership of a celestial body in space, that is.

Here’s the thing though… the U.S. can’t legally “own property” in outer space, so therefore, the U.S. can’t really grant property rights to anyone for anything out there. Just because a bill gets passed does not mean space mining is officially recognized as legal worldwide by all countries, nor does America have any “finders keepers” recognized right to say it has property rights to the stuff Americans find in space. The only real property rights America has in space at this time are the ones America can back up with the barrel of a space weapon.

The lawmakers did make sure to amend the bill so that miners would not be allowed to keep or sell alien slaves, though...

Nov 13 12:27

Prescription Thugs Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Chris Bell Documentary HD

Nov 13 12:26

POLITICIAN CALLS FOR “COMPULSORY LABOR” TO FORCE GERMANS TO SERVICE MIGRANTS

A German parliament member has called for introducing a “compulsory labor” program under which young Germans would be forced to spend a year in the service of migrants.

ocus.de reports that CDU MP Eckhardt Rehberg provoked “heated discussion” when he suggested that Germany’s inability to cope with the migrant influx could be solved by making university graduates commit to a year of “social service”.
“We need compulsory service, we have no other way to manage the mass of refugees and their integration,” said Rehberg, adding that graduates should be given the choice of one year military service or one year social service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not a betting person; however, if I were, I would not bet on this guy getting elected again any time soon.

Nov 13 12:22

Obama, Putin likely to discuss Syria in person next week

National security adviser Susan Rice said there is no “formal meeting” scheduled between the two leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Antalya, but added that “we fully expect they will have ample opportunity for discussion directly.”

The two-day summit comes comes amid tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the civil war in Syria and the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The administration has chosen to reopen engagement with Putin on the conflicts in Syria, after months of trying to isolate Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.

Putin, a top ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, is expected to arrive at the summit with a peace plan in hand. But opposition groups have already rejected the proposal, saying it would let Assad keep power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From Obama's standpoint, any dialogue he has with Putin will be sound and fury, signifying...nothing.

Russia has done the right thing here, upon the invitation of the Syrian government, which is to work with the Syrian army to eliminate ALL terrorists; the US government has not been invited, and is desperately trying to protect those elements it put in place, trained and funded, to destabilize Al-Assad's government. And by those elements, I mean Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, and Isis.

And Russia did NOT intervene in Ukraine; the US, the EU, NATO, and the IMF did, as Victoria Nuland confessed in February of last year!!

As reported at RT.com on 1 February 2014:

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Barack Obama acknowledged that the United States had "brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine," thus admitting to a high level of democratic impropriety. Trends Ukraine turmoil Tags Conflict, Military, Ukraine, Obama, USA, Robert Bridge Before we consider Obama’s revealing remarks, and how the Ukrainian people sold their country for a song, let’s rewind to November 2013, when then-President Viktor Yanukovich had shocked western capitals - and, more importantly, western markets - by suspending plans for an association agreement with the European Union. Video: /files/opinionpost/37/c1/b0/00/2530092_obana_new.mp4 As if on command, thousands of Ukrainians suddenly poured into the streets of Kiev to protest the decision. Such a rapid reaction should not have come as a surprise. After all, a multitude of US government agencies – most notably, USAID - had been operating in Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union, investing billions on its latest "democratic" pet project. This is no conspiracy theory. On December 13, 2013, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, following her third trip to Ukraine in five weeks, told the National Press Club: "Since Ukraine's independence in 1991 the United States has…invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in needs and other goals." Exactly what those "other goals" may have been, and who helped underwrite them, seem rather obvious today.

Obama has no game here, whatsoever; all he can do is appear to not whine, and I doubt he can conjure THAT with any degree of credibility.

Nov 13 12:10

Defense Secretary Fires Top Advisor Over Alleged Misconduct

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his position on Thursday over allegations of misconduct that Carter learned of this week.

Carter has referred the matter to the inspector general of the Defense Department, he said in a brief statement on Thursday. After the inspector general's investigation is complete, the Army may take action, a senior defense official said.

As senior military assistant, Lewis served as a top adviser to Carter on military matters. He accompanied Carter last week on his trip to Asia.

Carter referred to "allegations of misconduct" but he did not specify what the allegations referred to. A senior defense official also declined to specify the nature of the allegations.

"I expect the highest possible standards of conduct from the men and women in this department, particularly from those serving in the most senior positions," Carter said in his statement. "There is no exception."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder if these charges are all a smokescreen to get this guy out of office because there is something in Carter's agenda upon which he just couldn't, or wouldn't, sign off.

Perhaps Carter's desire for a war with both Russia And China?!?

Nov 13 12:01

13 October 1307,Friday - The day that changed the world

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The origin of the superstition regarding Friday the 13th goes back to the mass arrest of all Templars carried out by French King Philip IV and Pope Clement V. Popular legend is that the King lusted for the Templar's great wealth. It would be more accurate to say that King Philip wanted to erase the hopelessly unpayable debt the Templar's "renting of money" (a linguistic device to get around the church's ban on usury) had plunged France and indeed most of Europe into.

Fortunately, there were two countries that refused the Pope's order, Scotland and Portugal (where one of my ancestors was a Master of the Temple). The Portuguese Templars simply renamed themselves the Knights of Christ and focused their efforts on shipping and navigation. The Templars already knew of the Americas, having learned of them from the Muslims, who in turn had learned of it from the Vikings with which they traded. Columbus's wife was from a Templar family and it is through her that Columbus learned of the New World and obtained his maps (while having to sell his costly expedition to the crown with a promise of a faster trade route to China).

Or didn't you wonder why the sails of Columbus' ships were decorated with the Templar Cross?


Nov 13 11:56

Myanmar’s Rohingya Could Be The World’s Next Major Refugee Crisis

Six months ago, the plight of the Myanmar's Rohingya minority briefly garnered international attention when they were among thousands of starving refugees and migrants abandoned in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

Human rights groups now say a new refugee crisis looms, as members of the Rohingya minority are excluded from the dramatic reforms taking place in their country. Amnesty International recently warned that thousands more people could set sail in the coming months, risking a repeat of the May crisis.

Most of the Rohingya, who number around 1 million in Myanmar, were barred from voting in the election. They are the largest group of stateless people in the world, having been denied citizenship in Myanmar under a 1982 law, and are subject to numerous legal restrictions, including requiring permission to travel, marry or have more than two children in some areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is ironic in the extreme that much of the persecution of the Rohingya people comes from highly nationalistic Buddhists.

Were Buddha to come back today, and look at the carnage and subjugation they have created, I think he would be ashamed of them, for this behaviour.

Nov 13 11:45

Virginia Tech gets it right by uniting to stamp out hate after threat to kill all Muslims on campus

a campus that has been touched by real tragedy, college students at Virginia Tech have joined together to stand and protect Muslim students after a threat to kill them was found scrawled on a bathroom wall last week, reports The Daily Beast.

While the University of Missouri has been in turmoil for almost a week after students felt administrators didn’t take threats and harassment against minority students seriously, officials at Virginia Tech took the threat very seriously at a school that saw 32 people slaughtered during a 2007 shooting spree by a student.

After discovering graffiti reading, “I will be here 11/11/2015 to kill all muslims,” earlier in the month, school President Tim Sands wasted no time stepping up security before tweeting out to all students: “Today’s threat may prove to be a cruel prank, but it is an opportunity to stand with our Muslim friends & colleagues. #StrongTogether.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the administrators and students of Virginia Tech, for having responded in this way (even though these threats all appear to be politically-motivated hoaxes), I have four words for you: God bless you all!!

Nov 13 11:39

Howard University braces for attack after chilling racist threat: ‘It’s not murder if they’re black’

The president of Howard University announced on Thursday that the school had increased security after receiving a racist death threat against all students.

“We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local, and federal law enforcement on this serious matter,” President Wayne A. I. Frederick wrote in an email to students. “However, in an abundance of caution, the University has increased security on campus and at area metro stations.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I feel very sorry for the kids studying here, because NO ONE should have to deal with this insanity of racial hatred, but I have to ask myself the question: cui bono?!?

Who benefits?!?

With the economy on the absolute skids for an ever-growing number of desperate Americans, and any chance at a Democratic victory in 2016 in peril, who would win from race riots?!?

Let's just say an administration looking to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and declare martial law to postpone the 2016 election ... indefinitely?!?

Forgive my cynicism here, but sometimes, I just cannot keep up!!

Nov 13 11:27

Tom Engelhardt: It’s a $cam!

Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the US. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after US troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been the Iraqi state, at least $1.2 to $1.6 billion of it was stolen and ended up years later in a mysterious bunker in Lebanon. And that’s just what happened as the starting gun went off.

It’s never ended. In 2011, the final report of the congressionally mandated Commission on Wartime Contracting estimated that somewhere between $31 billion and $60 billion taxpayer dollars had been lost to fraud and waste in the American “reconstruction” of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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