Who Are The Illuminati?

Who Are The Illuminati?

By Richard Stone 

“A loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires” (Paul Simon).
“The world is governed by far different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes” (Benjamin Disraeli).
“Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes the laws” (Mayer Rothschild).

Conspiracy theory is the theory that most of the world is secretly governed by a small group of men who operate behind the scenes. Conspiracy theory is now an accepted turn of phrase but sometimes one hears the expression, sometimes whispered rather than spoken. “The Illuminati”.

What does this mean? Who are the Illuminati? They are, in essence, a cartel of international bankers and industrialists based in Western Europe and North America. The names of certain families persist over long periods of time. Some of the most important names are Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Lazard, Warburg, Schroder and Schiff.

The pivotal family is probably the house of Rothschild, the descendants of Mayer Rothschild (1743 – 1812) of Frankfurt. The male descendants of this family, for at least two generations, generally married first cousins or even nieces. The family established banking institutions in Vienna, London, Naples and Paris as well as Frankfurt. Ever since the middle ages, these families have been building their power by lending money at rates of interest to the monarchies and governments of Europe who were forever in debt, particularly in times of war. Sooner than tax the population to raise funds, always an unpopular measure, they usually preferred to borrow money from the money-lenders. This was the birth of the concept “the national debt.” The countries of the world are forever in debt but where there is a debtor there is a creditor – who is this money owed to? It is owed to this coterie of international bankers.

By the nineteenth century the power of the Rothschild family was immense. They increased their wealth with great cunning and cleverness, while maintaining a low public profile. A notable example of their methods was their exploitation of the battle of Waterloo. The Rothschilds had spies watching the course of the battle and as soon as became evident that Wellington had won, a Rothschild agent traveled at maximum speed to London, arriving hours before Wellington’s own messenger. Rothschild received the messenger and began conspicuously selling his stocks. The whole stock exchange assumed that Wellington had lost and Napoleon had won so everybody started selling, at this point, other Rothschild agents bought up huge stocks at give-away prices. Thus an already massive fortune was massively increased.

The Rockefeller family may be equally important. The pivotal figure in this family was J.D.Rockefeller, who made his fortune out of Standard Oil or Esso in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also controlled the railroads. When rival road transport systems were established he attempted to block them by parking his trains across the roads at level crossings. His basic business technique was the elimination of competitors at all costs, followed by the establishment of a monopoly, followed by profit taking. He rapidly gained a name for huge wealth, secrecy and hard and dirty business practice. In his later years he had a harsh and gaunt appearance, so to counter his bad “public image” JD more or less invented the PR industry. He had short films of himself made, calculated to charm the public, himself playing golf with a pretty little child for instance. This film was shown on TV recently. It has a rather false and amateurish air but was very effective with the public of the day.

The Rockerfellers currently have controlling interests in Exxon (the world’s biggest company) and the Chase Manhattan Bank, which turns over trillions of dollars a week. With so many billions in their hands already, what does more money mean? Obviously it means more power and more control over other human beings, but to what end and in whose name?

Apparently in the name of Lucifer, the fallen angel also known as the bringer of light, hence the name “Illuminati”, which means “the enlightened ones”. Lucifer is also known for the characteristics of pride, deception and impermanence. The illuminati were apparently founded in Bavaria in 1770 by one Adam Weisshaupt, a student of the Jewish philosopher Mendelsohn, and backed by the Rothschild family. The society has always been based on the lodges of Freemasonry, which was taken over at the highest levels during the course of the eighteenth century by agents of the Illuminati. Freemasonry is a very secretive institution, to the extent that members at one level do not know what members at another level are doing. Hence it is an organisation which is full of bonhomie and good deeds at the lower and middle levels, while its motives and deeds at the highest levels veer towards the dark side.

Both Freemasonry and Judaism have strong roots in the ancient Egyptian systems of religious belief, and it was this very similarity which attracted the illuminati to Freemasonry, for most of them were Jewish. It is a source of controversy today to speculate whether or not they are still predominantly Jewish. No unfair racism intended – they either are or they aren’t. Certainly there is much evidence to suggest that they are not, George Bush for instance, a prominent illuminati figure and obviously not Jewish.

The all seeing eye on the U.S. Dollar Bill

The United States of America is more or less a creation of Freemasonry. The symbol of Freemasonry was placed on the cornerstone of the Whitehouse, while the assembled Freemasons lodges stood and watched the ceremony. The famous all-seeing eye in the pyramid appears on the one dollar bill. It is one of the main symbols of Freemasonry. This bill also bears the inscription, in Latin, “1776, the year of inception of a new world order”. If one joins the dots formed by the stars of the thirteen original states one obtains an exact Star of David.

The goal of the IlIuminati is total control of the world. The only nations, which are holding out against their power, are some Islamic nations and China but this resistance is limited because the Illuminati have crushing economic power.

There are certain methods of subjugation and control which are indispensable to this power. The first is, of course, complete control over all financial systems, all borrowing and lending. All banks, all building societies, all insurance companies have to be under their control. At the lowest level even the smallest bank will be forced to toe the line. At the highest level the World Bank decides the fate of countries. It is an interesting and amazing fact that both the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of England are controlled by these Illuminati dynasties, in spite of the names of these banks, which suggest that they are run for public benefit. It is said that both Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy wanted to change this system.

The second essential component is control of the media. It is controlled through business fashion. If the board meeting, or the management meeting, or the sales meeting, or the training meeting suggests that facts should be presented in a certain way, who is going to present them differently? There is an implied threat to one’s job and one’s career. Few people would gladly face demotion, retrenchment or the dole and most people are so ambitious they will do nearly anything “reasonable” to court favour with their superiors. This is how business is controlled and the media is the most important part of business, for it controls people’s minds. People are very suggestible and often lend more credence to what they see on “the box” than to what happens on their own street. The Illuminati know this and use this suggestibility factor to the full. Lenin’s key move during the Russian revolution was the capture of the radio station.

The third factor in the control system is the universities, and through them the whole education system. Particular effort is put into the schools of sociology, politics, economics and education, hence “liberal” systems of education which are often degenerate and even violent. Their men are inserted into the universities through the power of funding by big business. They then spread their influence downwards through tertiary to secondary and primary education.

The fourth factor is the enormous influence wielded by two similar organisations, The Council of Foreign Relations in the USA and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England. These institutions are schools for statesmen, Illuminati statesmen. They are the stamping grounds of men such as Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinksi and Lord Carrington. These two “think tanks” have a crucial influence on all US and British governments, no matter which party is “in power”. The statesmen produced by these institutions can and do decide the fate of nations.The tax-exempt foundations are also instruments of Illuminati power. The Ford foundation and the Rockefeller foundation are two prominent examples of this type of “charitable” institution. They were heavily involved in supporting various communist powers when the cold war was at its height. Communism versus capitalism arms race = more money and power for the Illuminati. So these are some of the structures through which the Illuminati work but what methods do they use?

Pitting one side against the other, using a theory devised by Hegel, which is: Thesis versus antitheses – synthesis.

Every force tends to have an opposite counterforce. The conflict between the two results in a new situation, the synthesis. The illuminati make it their business to be the synthesis. Thus no problem situation is ever “nipped in the bud” it is rather fostered and used, just as the Soviet Union was fostered and used.

The insertion of immigrant groups into countries is a variation of this divide and rule process. Each group can be played off against the other.

“Double talk” and “double think”. George Orwell knew instinctively what was going on when he invented these two expressions:
I categorically deny = it will happen a bit later.
Peace = war by another means.

To say one thing and do another is fundamental to Illuminati practice. They believe that the public will accept these lies through laziness and wishful thinking. Unfortunately they are usually correct.

“Keep them busy busy busy, back on the farm with the other animals.” We are kept so busy with business (or busyness) that we do not understand or participate in the decisions and events that will crucially affect our future.

When a real power move is made it is usually done secretly and suddenly often with the pretence that nothing has happened. There is preparation for opposition, but conflict is often not necessary as most people have been trained to be so passive that they will probably not create an effective opposition.

Use of front men in important positions. These front men have the characteristic of “servile obedience”, probably because of a blot or blots on their character which they are anxious to conceal. Most of the Presidents of the USA fall into this category. The current situation springs to mind. Behind the opponent stands the man with real power, who has long been groomed for this position. Men like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and George Bush are in this category.

The assassination of opposing leaders as quietly and as secretly as possible, so as to simulate a natural death. If this is not possible due to time constraints or other limited circumstances, surrogates are used and the lines of suspicion are covered by deception, false accusation and if necessary, multiple assassinations. Induced heart attacks, fake motor accidents and apparent suicides are also favoured methods of assassination.

Social engineering. An easily manipulated rabble is what is required. Mixed population groups with weak morals, weak traditions, low educational standards and weak group willpower are the aim. Those with special aptitudes can be taken out and trained to serve the illuminati for technical purposes, security purposes or as part of the propaganda apparatus. The middle class will become surplus to requirements and will be reduced to relative poverty.

Mockery and submission of the manners and morals of societies which show any resistance. Control of the media, the fashion industries and the education systems are essential components in this strategy. “Free love”, the cult of youth, mockery of the Christian and Muslim faiths also fall into this category. “I don’t give a rats ass about Jesus Christ” is one recent masterpiece from one of Hollywood’s biggest starts. He probably didn’t realise what he was saying, which makes him a “useful idiot’. A “useful idiot” is much more effective than a conscious supporter. By these means of subversion societies and nations are conquered from within and open battle is usually not necessary.

The conduct of unrelenting economic warfare. This is the real war and continues even while the bombs are falling and the bullets are flying. The important part is the control of the enemy’s economy after the conflict. The recent economic crash in the far-eastern countries is in reality an assertion of the Illuminati’s economic power, an expression of economic dominance. The Illuminati now control 10-15% of the Japanese economy. This is public knowledge, that is what has been bought at bargain prices. In reality they probably control much more.

Control and exploitation of the standards of public health. The sale of prescription drugs is a huge business generating mega profits. Medical operations and treatments can also be very profitable to big business. These extreme treatments have their place but are over-used for the sake of profit.

In fact big business, particularly the big drug companies, have a vested interest in the ill health of the population. These companies, working through the US Food and Drug Administration, have tried to suppress the health food industry. In this they have largely failed but now the game is to own it and control it so that health foods can only be afforded by the elite.

Argument through defamation of character. The factual debate is ignored while characters are defamed. This is usually a very effective technique as many human beings are very suggestible and seem reluctant to use their reasoning abilities. Thus a “smear campaign” can easily draw attention away from the facts.

To conclude, it is growing increasingly evident that a world government is developing, and many would say that it is probably no bad thing, but few have asked for what purpose this “new world order” is created. Nor have they asked themselves what the consequences will be. These consequences (or some of them) will probably be as follows:

• Increasing profits for big business, increasing poverty for the middle class (who they despise). A rapid decline in moral standards and the promotion of social decay.

• Transience. Jobs that don’t last; neighbourhoods that don’t last.

• Increasing levels of crime and violence.

• Decline and demise of public services; replacement by private enterprise – good service for the few who can afford it.

• Ongoing ill health for the bulk of the population because of stress; poor quality foods; food additives; genetic engineering; pollution and drugs. There may be good health for those who can afford it – only the rich and well informed.

• The gradual phasing out of national governments, which will have powers more like the regional governments of today.

• The formation of several conglomerations like the United States.

In time a world leader will be announced, a real one this time. A pity he will have a cynical contempt for the most of humanity. Do we deserve it?

France priest killer Adel Kermiche told judges: ‘I’m not an extremist’ before he was freed

Introduction — July 27, 2016

Security and emergency services at the scene of the attack. Click to enlarge

Security and emergency services at the scene of the attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen. Click to enlarge

So the terrorist who murdered a priest in northern France was known to police. He had been imprisoned on terror-related charges but was allowed out with an electronic tag.
Prosecutors appealed the decision, arguing that there was a ‘high risk’ that Adel Kermiche would re-offend.
Nonetheless, Kermiche was released and allowed to wander freely, even though neighbours described the 19-year-old as a “ticking time bomb”.
He also appears to have had psychological problems. Another neighbour told Le Figaro that he exhibited obvious signs of mental disturbance. “He was crazy, he was talking to himself.”
In other words Kermirche was a disaster waiting to happen and the authorities knew it. He was a seriously disturbed young man who had supposedly been tagged and yet somehow he managed to evade those tasked with watching him.
Call me suspicious but I cannot help wondering if someone didn’t turn a blind eye to Kermirche’s movements and allow him to commit this crime. It all adds to the mounting tensions between nominally Christian westerners and migrant communities, many of who are Muslim.
This is exactly what the elite want. As first outlined over a century ago by Albert Pike in his letter to Giuseppe Mazzini: they want to incite conflict between nominally Christian westerners and Islam, ultimately culminating in a third world war.
Tragedies like Kermirche’s murder of Father Jacques Hamel only add fuel to the fire. Ed.

France priest killer Adel Kermiche told judges: ‘I’m not an extremist’ before he was freed

Peter Allen, Justin Davenport — Evening Standard July 27, 2016

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Adel Kermiche. Click to enlarge

The terrorist who murdered a Catholic priest in northern France had told judges: “I am not an extremist” before being freed from prison to kill, it was revealed today.

Adel Kermiche, 19, convinced authorities that he was “aware of his mistakes” just months before he was allowed out on an electronic tag.

The shocking details of the way in which the teenage jihadist was treated emerged following the murder of Father Jacques Hamel, 86, as he held a church service in Normandy on Tuesday.

The much loved local Catholic priest was forced to kneel before the altar before he had his throat cut in the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen.

Both Kermich and his unidentified accomplice were then shot dead by anti-terrorist police as they tried to leave the church using two nuns and two parishioners as human shields.

Details of the manner of Kermiche’s release came as police warned Britain’s Christian community to be on alert and review security measures.

The attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray sent shock waves through a nation already reeling from the murder of 84 people in Nice on July 14, when a terrorist drove a lorry into crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks, as well as earlier atrocities in Paris.

Kermiche was released in March after serving part of his sentence for a range of terrorist offences including trying to join Isis in Syria.

A psychological examination of Kermiche was carried out between October 2015 and February this year, during which he spoke freely about his motives and ambitions. He outlined about his frail psychological state, saying he was regularly in hospital after suffering deep depressions and ‘other mental problems’.

Kermich said: ‘I am a Muslim grounded in the values of mercy, and goodness…I am not an extremist’.

He claimed he wanted to become a mental health nurse, and settle down with a family.

‘I want to get my life back, to see my friends, to get married,’ Kermich told an examining magistrate in the psychological reports leaked to Le Monde newspaper.

Kermiche spent his time in prison mixing with other terrorists, including another young Frenchman who had spent 18 months fighting with Isis.

Despite this, he managed to convince those compiling the report that he should be given yet another chance.

The judge overseeing Kermiche’s case, said the teenager was ‘aware of his mistakes’, and despite ‘suicidal thoughts’, was a good candidate to be reintegrated back into society.

He could be freed on probation with the ‘supervision and support’ of his family in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, and wearing an electronic tag, the judge concluded.

Prosecutors appealed the decision, saying they were ‘unconvinced by the arguments’, and that there was a ‘high risk’ of Kermiche reoffending.

Kermiche was even allowed a four-hour period from 8.30am every day when he could leave his parents’ home, and wander freely around his home town.

It was during this window that he and his accomplice rushed into the church and executed Father Jacques before also knifing a parishioner, who was severely wounded.

One local resident in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray described Kermiche as a “ticking time bomb” adding : “He was too strange.”

Another neighbour told Le Figaro that Kermiche showed visible signs of mental disturbance. “He was crazy, he was talking to himself.”

One teenager who knew the terrorist told RTL radio : He told me two months ago, “I’m going to do a church.” I didn’t believe him. He said a lot of things. He spoke about Islam, that he was going to do stuff like that.”

A nun, identified as Sister Danielle, described how Father Hamel was forced to kneel on the floor before his throat was cut during the hour-long hostage-taking incident which began as the two knifemen burst into the parish church by a back door during morning mass.

She said: “They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened.

“They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror,” she told BFM television.

Today, members of Kermiche’s immediate family remained inside their home in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, without commenting.

The French authorities have been widely criticised for the way they have allowed known jihadis the freedom to travel and mass weapons to carry out their crimes.

French President Francois Hollande was today meeting religious leaders to try and reassure them that everything is being done to protect places of worship, including churches, mosques and synagogue.

But the head of state has regularly been booed while out in public, with critics shouting ‘Resign!’ and ‘Murderers!’ at him and his prime minister, Manuel Valls.

Opposition Republican leader Nicolas Sarkozy accused Mr Hollande of ‘trembling’ in the face of the jihadist threat.

Mr Sarkozy said: ‘Everything that should have been done the past 18 months was not done. France cannot let its children be murdered.’

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Refugee rapes 79yo woman at German cemetery

Introduction — July 27, 2016

I don’t know whether the alleged rapist in the report below is a Muslim but many commentators are making the mistake of tying rising rape rates in Western Europe with Islam. This is a huge mistake and may even compound matters.
The root cause of the problem is the unrestricted flood of immigrants, many of whom are single young men who simply see Europe as a soft touch. That includes its women.
Proper immigration controls would have prevented many of them from entering in the first place. But thanks to Angela Merkel that restriction has now been bypassed, opening the floodgates to any number of dubious characters.
This plays into the hands of the elite who are busily trying to incite conflict between Islam and the nominally Christian West.
To avoid falling into this trap we need practise what the media nowadays implies is a crime: we need to apply a little discrimination. We need to discern between genuine refugees and migrants who are ready to exploit the situation, legally or not.
The media repeatedly infers that “discrimination” is something negative but in reality it is essential in dealing with life. It means quite simply to differentiate, to distinguish and discern good from bad, truth from lies.
The alleged rapist reported on below comes from Eritrea — where some estimate more than 60% of the population is nominally Christian — so he may or may not be Muslim. Whatever his professed faith however, he sounds like a highly suspect character but thanks to Angela Merkel he and countless others like him have been given free rein across large parts of Europe.
If we are to deal with the problem we first need to hold our leaders to account, together with the mainstream media. For it’s noteworthy that, apart from the local German press and Russia Today, the incident reported on below is getting little coverage elsewhere in the Western media. In fact it almost seems as if the corporate media is now actively trying to suppress stories like the following.

Refugee rapes 79yo woman at German cemetery

Russia Today — July 27, 2016

A new rape scandal is brewing in Germany after 40-year-old man from Eritrea with official refugee status was arrested as he was sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a cemetery in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The disturbing attack took place in the western German town of Iddenbueren on Sunday.

A local resident alerted the police after he heard a cry for help coming from the cemetery.

The victim, a 79-year-old boarder of a nursing home, was provided first aid before being transferred to a medical facility for treatment. She was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

The pensioner is known to visit the cemetery fairly regularly to mourn her long-dead sister, Bild reported.

The alleged perpetrator, who has been living in Germany since 2013, was charged with rape by the prosecution and placed into custody for the course of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office of Munster and police for the district of Steinfurt, where the town is located, said in a joint statement.

 

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Wikileaks Reveal Clinton Ties To Rothschilds And Occult Cabal

Baxter Dmitry — Your News Wire.com July 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton Evelyn de Rothschild Bill and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Click to enlarge

From left to right: Hillary Clinton and Evelyn de Rothschild, Bill Clinton and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Click to enlarge

The Wikileaks classified email dumps have exposed Hillary Clinton for what she really is – a member of the infamous Rothschild family’s inner sanctum, with occultist beliefs.

Lending further credibility to the idea that Presidents are not elected but are selected by a global shadow government, the Wikileaks email dumps expose Hillary Clinton’s close relationship with the infamous Rothschild banking family and hints for a potential Rockefeller-State partnership.

The fact the mainstream media have been exposed colluding with the Clinton campaign cannot come as a surprise, considering she is the Rothschild’s selected candidate.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote an email on April 18, 2010, in which she tells Hillary she would “love to catch up” — and “I remain your loyal adoring pal.” Clinton responds “let’s make that happen,” and signs her response, “Much love, H.”

On September 23, 2010, Clinton emailed Lynn Forester de Rothschild saying, “I was trying to reach you to tell you and Teddy that I asked Tony Blair to go to Israel as part of our full court press on keeping the Middle East negotiations going …

Rothschild responds, thanking Clinton for “personally reaching out to us,” and adds, “You are the best, and we remain your biggest fans.”

A January 9, 2012, email discusses a meeting set to take place at Jacob Rothschild’s “historic estate, Waddesdon.”

OCCULTIST TIES

Bohemian Grove gathering. Click to enlarge

Bohemian Grove gathering. Click to enlarge

Hillary Clinton is so deeply entrenched in the elite New World Order establishment that she even bows down to Moloch, the same occultist god they perform human sacrifice rituals for at the annual Bohemian Grove meetings.

In an email from August 29 2008, a senior government staffer writes to Hillary Clinton, “With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch . . .

Thanks to the Wikileaks Hillary Clinton Email Archive (containing 30,022 emails, free to search), we now have more concrete proof that Hillary Clinton and other globalist elites have occult ties. Nobody randomly uses Moloch in a conversation. Most people don’t even know what Moloch is.

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Clinton email. Click to enlarge

But Bohemian Grove, the playground of the world’s most wealthy and powerful men, has been performing sacrifice rituals to Moloch since the 1800s, offering charred human flesh according to some reports.

Given the reputation Bohemian Grove has for deciding the next President of the United States in the year before the election (see former Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan, the Bush dynasty, as well as Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton), it should come as no surprise that Hillary is wriggling her way into their dark, secretive world

The Bohemian Grove club might be infamously male only, but temporary exceptions have been made for women before, and as it is apparent the New World Order has decided it is in their interest to ordain Hillary as the next President then they will bend their rules to let her in.

This explains why the mainstream media – and social media platforms – are working overtime to get Clinton elected. The global elites have spoken and the mainstream media has begun marching to the beat of their drum – supporting their selected candidate, and destroying the chances of anyone they see as a threat to their corrupt, elite club.

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Robert Kagan and Other Neocons Are Backing Hillary Clinton

Rania Khalek — The Intercept July 25, 2016

Robert Kagan and his wife Victoria Nuland. Click to enlarge

Robert Kagan and his wife Victoria Nuland. Click to enlarge

As Hillary Clinton puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war-hawks firmly behind her.

“I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.”

As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s unilateral invasion of Iraq, and insisted for years afterwards that it had turned out great.

Despite the catastrophic effects of that war, Kagan insisted at last week’s fundraiser that U.S. foreign policy over the last 25 years has been “an extraordinary success.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s know-nothing isolationism has led many neocons to flee the Republican ticket. And some, like Kagan, are actively helping Clinton, whose hawkishness in many ways resembles their own.

The event raised $25,000 for Clinton. Two rising stars in the Democratic foreign policy establishment, Amanda Sloat and Julianne Smith, also spoke.

The way they described Clinton’s foreign policy vision suggested that if elected president in November, she will escalate tensions with Russia, double down on military belligerence in the Middle East and generally ignore the American public’s growing hostility to intervention.

Sloat, the former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, boasted that Clinton will be “more interventionist and forward-leaning than Obama’s been” in Syria. She also applauded Clinton for doing intervention the right way, through coalitions instead of the unilateral aggression that defined the Bush years.

“Nothing that [Clinton] did was more clear than the NATO coalition that she built to defend civilians in Libya,” said Sloat, referencing the Obama administration’s overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. That policy, spearheaded by Clinton, has transformed a once stable state into a lawless haven for extremist groups from across the region, including ISIS.

Kagan has advocated for muscular American intervention in Syria; Clinton’s likely pick for Pentagon chief, Michelle Flournoy, has similarly agitated for redirecting U.S. airstrikes in Syria toward ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Smith told the audience that unlike Trump, Clinton “understands the importance of deterring Russian aggression,” which is why “I’ll sleep better with her in the chair.” She is a former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden.

Smith left the government to become senior vice president of Beacon Global Strategies, a high-powered bipartisan consulting group founded by former high-ranking national security officials.

When Robbie Martin, a filmmaker who recently produced a three-part documentary on the neoconservative movement, asked how Clinton plans to deal with Ukraine, Kagan responded enthusiastically.

“I know Hillary cares more about Ukraine than the current president does,” Kagan replied. “[Obama] said to me [that he wouldn’t arm Ukraine because] he doesn’t want a nuclear war with Russia,” he added, rolling his eyes dismissively. “I don’t think Obama cares about Putin anymore at all. I think he’s hopeless.”

Kagan is married to Victoria Nuland, the Obama administration’s hardline assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs. Nuland, who would likely serve in a senior position in a Clinton administration, supports shipping weapons to Ukraine despite major opposition from European countries and concerns about the neo-Nazi elements those weapons would empower.

Another thing neoconservatives and liberal hawks have in common is confidence that the foreign policy establishment is right, and the growing populist hostility to military intervention is naïve and uninformed.

Kagan complained that Americans are “so focused on the things that have gone wrong in recent years, they miss the sort of basic underlying, unusual quality of the international order that we’ve been living in.

“It’s not just Donald Trump,” Kagan said. “I think you can find in both parties a very strong sense that we don’t need to be out there anymore.”

“If, as I hope, Hillary Clinton is elected, she is going to immediately be confronting a country that is not where she is,” he said. “She is a believer in this world order. But a great section of the country is not and is going to require persuasion and education.”

Sloat agreed, arguing that “it’s dangerous” for people to draw anti-interventionist lessons from Libya and Iraq.

The Clinton-neocon partnership was solidified by Trump becoming the Republican nominee. But their affinity for each other has grown steadily over time.

The neoconservative Weekly Standard celebrated Clinton’s 2008 appointment as secretary of state as a victory for the right, hailing her transformation from “First Feminist” to “Warrior Queen, more Margaret Thatcher than Gloria Steinem.”

But the fundraiser was perhaps the most outward manifestation yet of the convergence between the Democratic foreign policy establishment and the neoconservative movement.

Hannah Morris of the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group J Street celebrated this bipartisanship as a “momentous occasion.”

“We could not be more proud to have [Kagan] here today,” she said.

 

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$7.5mn military-grade protection: NYPD buys new equipment for patrol officers

Russia Today — July 26, 2016

US internal security forces conduct sweeps in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Click to enlarge

US internal security forces conduct sweeps in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Click to enlarge

The shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas have prompted the New York Police Department (NYPD) to buy $7.5 million worth of military-grade protection equipment for on-duty officers.

Police Commissioner William Bratton told a news conference on Monday that the NYPD has purchased 20,000 military helmets, 6,000 military heavy duty bullet-proof vests, trauma kits, and ballistic doors and windows for patrol cars, Reuters reported.

While NYPD special units are already equipped with military-grade gear and arms, patrol officers – who typically arrive first to shooting situations – are said to begin wearing the upgraded equipment in September

The new bullet-proof vests are capable of protecting officers from the kind of weapon used in the Baton Rouge shooting, where three officers were shot dead, and the Dallas shooting that resulted in the deaths of five officers and seven wounded patrolmen.

“You name it, we’re buying it,” Bratton said, adding that “there’s not a police department in America that is spending as much money, as much thought and interest on this issue of officer safety.”

A complaint filed with the state Labor Department by the US Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association had earlier claimed that the protective gear police officers wear is not sufficient when faced with military-grade weapons.

“The little vests we wear during the day are not adequate to take on a guy with military gear,” DNAinfo New York cited a spokesman from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Anthony O’Leary, as saying. “It’s not a fair fight.”

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio commented that the decision was made quickly, “in light of the challenges we face.”

“Obviously all over the country people have been deeply troubled by the attack on our officers,” the mayor said, adding that “we will not be the police department that brings a knife to the gunfight.”

Following the mass murder of officers in Dallas, police departments of nearly half of America’s 30 biggest cities issued directives implementing new tactics. Among other things, the directives required officer to patrol two at a time while on duty.

At least 31 law enforcement officers have died on duty since the beginning of the year – a remarkable increase from the 18 officers who lost their lives over the same period in 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported.

 

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Munich Mall Shooting and Nice Attacks Conspiracy BUSTED Open

Trump – A Paradigm Shift is Happening

By Anonymous — henrymakow.com July 26, 2016

Clinton is unelectable. Her corruption is transparent and her party is divide

Her corruption is transparent and her party is divided. Clinton is unelectable. Unless, of course, the voting is rigged.

We simply cannot have another Clinton Administration.
Trump simply happens to be the person riding the wave of the paradigm shift that takes place in cycles.   No human being creates that shift, though the energy of the collective emotions of the human masses get sucked into it.
You may have noticed that every opponent of Trump hit a streak of blunders and bloopers and could do nothing right suddenly.  That’s already begun at the DNC, and I predict Hillary’s self destruction will be spectacular by mid September.  What happened to Ted Cruz, or Rubio, or Jeb Bush – they weren’t done in by bad media coverage.  They had the full weight of Media and AIPAC behind them all.
A paradigm shift is a time that NOBODY is fully control.  Let me quote something here;
There is an enormous difference between politics as it is normally played – and revolution. A revolutionary waits for the Tide of History and rides it.  He’s like a surfer.  A surfer doesn’t create the wave, but he’s ready for it.  And there are a hundred other people waiting for the same wave. The champion surfer is the one who is ready, takes that wave and rides it in.

 

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Report: Mexico Wants To Build Trump’s Wall To Stop Illegal Immigration

Mac Slavo — SHTF July 25, 2016

dees_2015_4It turns out that Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is not such a bad idea after all. Though Mexico’s current and former Presidents have both lambasted Trump for implying that a wall would curb immigration, it turns out that Mexicans like the idea.

There is one small caveat, however. Mexicans don’t want to build the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but rather, they want to stem the tide of immigration into their own country  by building the wall on their southern border with central America:

One of the largest newspapers along Mexico’s border with Texas is calling for a border wall with Central America, similar to the one being promoted by Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump.

The editorial board of El Mañana, one of the largest newspapers in the border state of Tamaulipas,  penned a piece called “Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South.” The piece praises the idea of border wall, not on the border with Mexico, but on the border with Central America.

“Along the Mexican border peace and quiet came to an end, Central Americans played a large influence,” El Mañana’s piece claimed.

The Mexican border newspaper provides a controversial view on the Border Wall; which is one of the main topics in Trump’s campaign.

“Mexico’s southeast has two borders; one with Guatemala and one with Belize, that do not provide any benefit, but on the contrary only problems are brought by these crossing points that are being used for the new invasion. The one use by Central American’s looking for a way into the United States. ” El Mañana’s editorial board wrote.

One of the issues mentioned in the editorial piece points not only to the hordes of Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans that flock to Reynosa in an effort to get to the U.S., but also to the large number of Central Americans that are left in Mexico after deportation.

Full report at Breitbart

Eastern European countries are expanding their border fence networks to keep middle east refugees from crossing into their countries, a strategy that has cut illegal immigration by over 90% in those nations.

President Obama made the one in front of the White House even higher and more elaborate.

Prisons tend to build them, too.

The Mexicans want one.

And now even the Democratic National Committee has decided that fences work to keep out the riff-raff. They’ve built an 8 foot high, 4 mile long fence around their convention.

It seems like these days everyone wants to build a wall.

But according to former DHS chief Janet Napolitano, walls don’t work to keep people out and are ineffective immigration policy, so we’re not sure what all the fuss is about.

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The Secret of Identity Politics

Israel Shamir — The Unz Review July 26, 2016

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The Jews can be a formidable enemy: devoid of scruples, they hunt in packs. Like aunts in P G Wodehouse’ fiction, they do not stoop to fair play: they go for the jugular. The hunt for disobedient leaders is their favourite national sport; and woe to a politician who crosses their path. They occupy commanding heights in the US media and finance and they can undermine politicians susceptible to pressure.
Luckily, they can be defeated. Powerful and cunning, Jews are not demonic and possess no magical superhuman powers. They are a force among many forces. Time and again they reached the pinnacle of power and were dislodged. This may happen to them in the US, as well.
It will not be the end of the world, nor the end of history, neither the end of the Jews. Only the Jewish dream to end history will end, at least for a while, while the world will go on. For their attitude is not all bad; they are needed; just their dominance became too total. For America and mankind to thrive, it must be rolled back, not eliminated.
The best politicians are those who succeed in repulsing a concerted Jewish action without giving an inch AND without antagonising the Jews too much. FDR and JFK, even Richard Nixon did it, so can Donald Trump.
The Donald succeeded in doing just that in the affair of the six-pointed star. He was attacked; ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt urged Trump to apologize. “He should just admit the offense and apologize,” Greenblatt said in an interview on “CNN Tonight”. “I think this would satisfy all of the public – on the right and the left, Democrats and Republicans.”
Trump refused to apologise. He insisted that the star is just a star. He even took his staff to task for removing the offending image. He did not restore it, true, but he volubly scolded an easy-to-bend assistant. This ability to withstand pressure is the most encouraging feature of Mr Trump.
Just compare him with Jeremy Corbyn who took the bait and began to apologise, expel his supporters and demonstrate that he is unable to withstand Jewish pressure. It did not help him at all, the attacks on him grew exponentially.
Trump did not apologise, for it would never satisfy the Jewish appetite for apologies. They always fish for an apology, and an apology always makes them ask for more, and more. The ADL, the notorious organisation that spied on activists, ran its own spies and provocateurs, is the leading tool in this endless search for apology. Refuse apology, otherwise you invite more pressure for more apologies.
There is a long list of things Jews would like him to apologise for: (1) Trump tried to avoid denouncing David Duke for as long as he could; (2) he has said nothing about the racists and anti-Semites; (3) he refused to criticize the anti-Semitic trolls who hounded journalist Julia Ioffe after her magazine portrait that Trump’s wife Melania did not like and (4) he has said nothing about the vicious anti-Semitic social media bombardment of any Jewish journalist who happens to write a bad word about him; (5) he has refused to let go of the slogan “America First” even though he must surely realize by now that it carries a specific anti-Semitic historical connotation; (6) he repeatedly lauds tyrants and dictators that are problematic for Jews, including Benito Mussolini and Saddam Hussein; (7) and he himself has been known to release the occasional anti-Semitic remark, including his assertion to the Republican Jewish Coalition, that Jews won’t support him because they can’t control him because they can’t buy him with money.
This list of Trump’s failings with Jews (by an American Jew called Chemi Shalev) is intentionally humiliating in precluding any chance for rapprochement between the Jews and Trump.
Trump has no chance with Jews anyway, not for a lack of trying. Surely he is not an “antisemite” (a silly word of no meaning, just like “fascist”). Stephen Sniegoski convincingly proves that Trump is rather a philo- than anti-Semite. Trump’s kids married to Jews, his son-in-law is not only a rich Jew but (1) a son of a convicted Jewish swindler, (2) synagogue goer and (3) a newspaper owner, (4) publishing anti-Trump smear jobs, meaning he is a proper pukka Jew. Trump is as pro-Israel as they make them. Actually, my friends who are Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank hope and pray for his victory. Sniegoski carefully debunks all other accusations against Trump as an enemy of Jews, and he does it compellingly.
Trump has no chance with the Jews, because he wants to change the order of things while the Jews are perfectly satisfied with the way things are. Perhaps you do not like that the US is flooded with immigrants, that so many Americans became poor, that students are indebted forever, that industries went abroad, that bankers are awash with money while the workers are impoverished. But for Jews, this is fine. This is exactly what they want, and this is what they have.
A prominent American Jew, Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie explained that much in an article in the Haaretz newspaper: Trump’s policies are beside the point. He would like to change things, he will fight the supremacy of the Supreme Court with its inbuilt Jewish majority, and Jews are for things being the way they are, perhaps even more so.
Indeed every possible step of President Trump will run into the Supreme Court. This is a body where an unelected (Clinton-appointed) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg already declared she will fight him tooth and claw. That is the body that gave you gay marriages, unlimited immigration and other liberal joys. Sooner or later Trump will have to borrow a page from President Erdogan’s book and deal with them, if he is to achieve anything: unless, surely, they will refrain from action.
The Jews will give 90 per cent of their vote to Hillary Clinton, predicts Yoffie. This is to be expected: the brave Jewish anti-Zionist Jeff Blankfort wrote of the “actual owners of the Democratic Party, the American Jewish Establishment”. Yes, Jews vote for Democrats. They gave 80 per cent of their vote to Barack Obama. By comparison, the old masters of the US, WASPs, gave Obama just 34 per cent of their vote. If they were still at the helm, there would be no President Obama, no destruction of Syria and Libya, there would be fewer immigrants and the life of an average American would be better. Oh, perhaps there would not be an order allowing boys to pee in girls’ bathrooms if they feel girlish. Big loss.
The problem is that the Jews have much more than just their votes at their disposal. One of their mighty tools is the Google, their joint venture with the CIA. This works overtime and offers twenty million hits for “Trump Hitler”, seven times more than the Bing search engine. Google’s search function delivers results related to Donald Trump when users search for Adolf Hitler. The search “When was Hitler born?” generated not only the expected information on Hitler, but also a Donald Trump image and link. Jewish-owned media produces much anti-Trump trash.
But the people do not believe them anymore. Even such a pleasant guy as Bernie Sanders in the end gave up the fight and endorsed Crooked Hillary. Now people know the Jews are a force for status quo, and they want to change it.
For this purpose, a simple rhetorical device called Identity Politics should be dismantled. It is an enemy device made by a Gramsci blueprint in order to delegitimise the working class.
Identity politics is an extension of Jewish tactics, or perhaps Jewish tactics is a particularly loathsome form of Identity politics. A Jewish bankster defends himself by accusing his adversaries of antisemitism. This is so simple and useful, that many other groups copycatted the trick. The protected groups form a coalition under the Dem Party umbrella, while the Dem Party is doing the will of the Jewish establishment, as we noted above.
Identity politics have been enforced as the ultimate truth in the US. The protected groups are attacked for what they are, according to this concept, while unprotected suffer for what they do. This distinction is pure sophism: were the Japanese in Hiroshima incinerated for what they are (Japanese) or what they did (pretty much nothing)? If we disagree with Jewish politics, is that because of what they are or what they do?
Identity politics forbid us to generalise regarding the protected groups. You can’t say anything less than complimentary about Jews, for they are all so different. Well, 90% vote for the status quo is not a sign of variety. You can’t say anything at all about gender groups for they are what they are, like Lord Almighty. Indeed “white”, “male” and “Christian” are the only identities you may freely and gratuitously abuse in the US.
Consider the Catholic Church in the US. The Jews demanded an apology from the Church, and they got it. Afterwards, they continued their fight against the church unabated. In a recent attack on the VP candidate Mike Pence, the Jews made a lot of mileage from his attempt to allow Christians to refuse service to same-sex couples. They compared this attempt with Ku Klux Klan of old and with discrimination of Jim Crow days, when they had signs “Don’t let the sun go down on you here” and “Whites Only After Dark.” Everything goes to smear the church – and the PC rules do not defend it, like they do not defend the white workers of Detroit.
The Jews hate the church like the Turkish generals hate the mosque. For this reason they are so upset with Trump’s idea of limiting non-Christian immigration. It is not that they like Muslims: surely they do not, but they like to use Muslims to fight the Church.
Instead of saying “We Jews do not like to see Christian signs for Christmas” they prefer to say “Muslims do not like…” This is not even true: Muslims do celebrate Christmas, as anyone can witness in Bethlehem; but it sounds better.
Here is anecdotal evidence. I receive daily email with the Boston Globe headlines and suggested articles. Invariably their “Recommended for you” section begins with an anti-Church article published 14 (fourteen) years ago.
Recommended for you
JAN. 6, 2002 | PART 1 OF 2
Church allowed abuse by priest for years
I wonder why they think it is necessary for me to read an old antiquated anti-Christian abuse? Would they ever suggest I re-read a story of Bernie Madoff? Or a story of a Jewish terror attack on King David Hotel with its hundred victims? I do not think so.
It is not the first time ever that the Jews have acted in concert and against majority wishes. A great politician should know how to deal with them. Such a politician was Vladimir Lenin. In 1913, when his party struggled with the consolidated Jewish group called the Bund, he wrote “Dear comrades, if we shall keep mum today, tomorrow the Jewish Marxists will ride on our backs”. This advice is as relevant today as ever.

This article was first published in The Unz Review.

Israel Shamir can be reached at adam@israelshamir.net

Priest slain in ‘terror attack’ on church in northern France

The Local.fr — July 26, 2016

Security and emergency services at the scene of the attack. Click to enlarge

Security and emergency services at the scene of the attack. Click to enlarge

Two knifemen slit the throat of an 84-year-old priest at a church in northern France on Tuesday in a hostage-taking drama that President François Hollande has described as a “vile terror attack”.

Reports say the men, who according to the president claimed to be from Isis, entered the church via a rear door at around 10am on Tuesday during mass.

Priest Jacques Hamel, aged 84, two nuns and two worshippers were taken hostage, while another nun was able to escape and raise the alarm.

Five people were inside the church when it came under attack, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet said.

He said the church was surrounded by France’s anti-gang brigade the BRI, which specialises in kidnappings.

The priest was then killed after having his throat cut, while another parishioner was also attacked in the same way. The victim is said to be fighting for their life in hospital.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, the two men then came out of the church firing at police with at least one gun, before being shot dead by officers. One police officer was injured in the calf.

 

With France on high alert after a spate of recent terror attacks, most feared the hostage-taking was simply the latest in a growing line of attacks by jihadists.

Their fears appeared to have been realised when the specialist counter-terrorism judges were swiftly placed in charge of the investigation.

Then president François Hollande described it as a “vile terror attack” and that the atttackers “claimed to be from Daesh” (using the Arabic name for the Islamic State group.)

The French President François Hollande, who is originally from Rouen, and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrived at the scene at about 12:40pm

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Migration Chief: Europe Must Open Its Borders To All, Including Economic Migrants

Virginia Hale — Breibart July 21, 2016

United Nations (UN) representative and former Goldman Sachs banker Peter Sutherland

United Nations (UN) representative and former Goldman Sachs banker Peter Sutherland. Click to enlarge

United Nations (UN) representative and former Goldman Sachs banker Peter Sutherland has declared that European countries must open their borders to all, including economic migrants. Mr. Sutherland said that refusal to accept everyone who wants to live in Europe is an affront to the European values of dignity and equality of man. Economic migrants, he claimed, are “survival fighters” and the future of Europe.

Speaking on a panel about immigration in Berlin, Mr. Sutherland, the UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, also argued that European leaders must tackle populism, which he said runs counter to European Union (EU) values. The UN migration chief said the EU must find a solution to the “problem” of “xenophobic populism”, calling opposition to open borders counter to “the values of the EU – the dignity of man and the equality of man”.

Mr. Sutherland contended that the EU should not be blamed for not opening the floodgates of migration, as it is down to “the absolute failure of member states, its governments”. Mr. Sutherland, who was the youngest person ever appointed to the European Commission, slammed governments in the EU who he said are “playing up the nationalist card, feeding the populism of those who do not believe in the fundamental values that we have”.

He argued that European leaders should stop “pussyfooting” around migration, and that “it’s necessary now” to engage with EU values which he said includes open borders for economic migrants.

Mr. Sutherland said: “We’re not just talking, either, about refugees. We’re talking about economic migrants, many of whom could be the future, and some at the present… are survival fighters. They’re not to be dismissed as an irrelevance.”

Concluding his main contribution to the panel, Mr Sutherland said business is “partial to” Europe having an open borders policy, but expressed his belief that they are not being proactive enough in the debate.

Mr. Sutherland also lamented the fact that his critics often bring up his position as Goldman Sachs chairman for twenty years, from which he only stepped down in 2015. Because of his banking role he said critics “diminish me for bringing us together and giving us the opportunity of making and discussing the arguments as to how [migration] can best be had.”

Responding to a question from a journalist, Mr. Sutherland said it is the media’s  responsibility to counter populism by “report the facts [about migration] in a positive way”.

“The press [is] the biggest failure in my opinion, in this debate. Because far from abating the populism, which is creating xenophobia, many organisations are doing the opposite,” the UN representative argued.

It is unclear why Mr. Sutherland believes mass migration of unskilled migrants from poor countries would benefit European economies when the facts suggest they are a serious drain on EU states’ resources. Non-EU migrants cost the UK treasury £17 billion a year, net, while across the continent they have more than double the unemployment rates of Europeans.

This is borne out by a variety of datasets from different European countries. For example, 65 per cent of non-European migrants who arrived in the Netherlands during the 1990s are still living on welfare. A report by the Institute of Public Policy Research noted that the employment rate of people with Somali backgrounds in the UK has rarely been above 20 per cent.

In addition to this, Mr. Sutherland’s warning that offsetting ageing populations with migrants is essential for Europe is not borne out by reality. In December, the Bank of England forecast that in the coming years, half of jobs in Britain will be lost to robots, as a result of automation.

The population of Japan is in the process of ageing, and shrinking, dramatically but the nation has rejected repeated calls for mass migration to “offset” this from international bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF noted that foreign labour makes up just 0.3 per cent of Japan’s labour force. As of April this year, the country’s unemployment rate was just 3.2 per cent, and the Japanese enjoy some of the highest living standards in the world.

In 2012 Mr. Sutherland, stated that the European countries must become multicultural, “however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states”. Calling migration a “crucial dynamic for economic growth”, he said the EU should undermine the homogeneity of its member states. Ireland’s former Attorney General pointed to North America, Australia, and New Zealand, countries where people of European descent will soon be a minority, as successful examples of this.

The Founding Director-General of the World Trade Organisation told the House of Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which was investigating global migration that “at the most basic level individuals should have freedom of choice” about where to live. He also said that EU states should stop targeting “highly skilled” migrants and end restrictions on low-skilled migrants.

 

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“Jewish” Control – A Fait Accompli 125 Years Ago

henrymakow.com — July 25, 2016

LaCiviltaCattolicaLa Civiltà Cattolica (Italian for Catholic Civilization) is a periodical published without interruption by the Jesuits in Rome, Italy since 1850 and is among the oldest of Catholic Italian periodicals. All of the journals articles are the collective responsibility of the entire “college” even if published under a single author’s name. It is the only one to be directly supervised by the Secretariat of State of the Holy See and to receive its approval before being published.
An 1890 article in an official Vatican publication clarifies what the New World Order is really all about.

by Henry Makow Ph.D — (Updated from Jan 29, 2015 with new conclusion)

We need to go back to 1890 to understand what has taken place. An article in the official Vatican periodical La Civilta Cattolica dated 23 Oct. 1890 reveals how Catholics perceived Jews 126 years ago. The article confirms that a satanic cult, Cabalist Judaism, has colonized humanity by leveraging their control of credit and Freemasonry. Society is indeed  “satanically possessed.” 
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Our political and cultural leadership are “straw men” — fronts for the Cabalist (i.e. Illuminati Jewish) central bankers. This is why our “leaders” are such perverts, criminals and non-entities. To ensure they toe the line, they are filmed in compromising sexual situations. To ensure the whole rotten structure doesn’t collapse, the bankers have erected a police state, using terrorism (which they instigate) as a pretext. “Democracy” is an elaborate charade.
Multiculturalism and diversity, feminism and homosexuality, Muslim and Latin in-migration are employed to divide and destabilize. Most people “go along to get along”, to collaborate in their own enslavement.
Success generally depends on support for the Judeo Masonic (Illuminati) world government agenda.  Ordinary Jews are not aware of this agenda. Jews and non-Jews alike suffer from a false consciousness, although they don’t know it.

GYPSIES WITH MONEY

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Man kills 19 in knife attack at centre for disabled in Japan

Irish Times — July 26, 2016

A knife attack on a residential care home for the mentally disabled near Tokyo has killed at least 19 people and left dozens injured, some seriously.

The lone attacker broke into the facility in the early hours of Tuesday morning and began stabbing people sleeping in their beds, according to reports by public broadcaster NHK.

Police have named the only suspect as Satoshi Uematsu (26). They say he calmly turned himself into the nearest police station, about 1 km away, after the killing spree ended.

He was wearing a black T-shirt and was carrying a bag full of knives and other tools, some bloodstained, when he turned up at the police station, said the Mainichi newspaper. Local officials say he used a hammer to break a window and get into the facility.

Uematsu reportedly said he was a former staffer at the home who had been fired in February and may have nursed a grudge. According to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, he told police: “I want to get rid of the disabled from this world.”

The home is run by a local authority and looks after about 150 mentally disabled people, many elderly. It occupies three hectares of a town called Tsukui in the Sagamihara district, about an hour’s drive west of Tokyo.

The town is surrounded by mountains and lakes and is a popular scenic spot, rarely touched by crime.

Local people expressed shock at the killings. “It’s just horrific,” one resident told NHK. “You see such things happening elsewhere but never think they will come to your own neighbourhood.”

Uematsu was voluntarily hospitalised earlier this year after sending a letter to parliament government saying he would kill “many” severely disabled people if the government approved, said Reuters, quoting a Sagamihara government official.

His discharge from hospital in March, apparently with a clean bill of mental health, is likely to raise questions about why doctors and police underestimated his threat.

Emergency services at the scene said at least four of the injured were unresponsive, suggesting the death toll may rise. The dead included nine women and 10 men, one of whom was 70-years-old. A fleet of ambulances ferried the injured to local hospitals.

Japan’s top spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, on Tuesday morning ruled out the possibility that Islamic extremism might have been a motive in the attack.

Mass killings are rare in Japan. Guns are heavily restricted and difficult to come by. Police recorded just one gun fatality for the whole of the country last year. If the Tsukui death toll is confirmed, it would be one of Japan’s worst post-war massacres.

The 1995 gas attack by the Aum Shinrikyou cult on the Tokyo subway claimed 13 and sickened thousands. In 2001, a former school janitor, later diagnosed as mentally ill, stabbed eight elementary school children to death in Osaka. He was executed for the crime.

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War Fever

Jill Dougherty — wilsoncenter.org July 18, 2016

Do we Really Want War with Russia

Recently, I grabbed a taxi in Moscow. When the driver asked me where I was from, I told him the United States.  “I went there once,” he said, “to Chicago. I really liked it.”

“But tell me something,” he added. “When are we going to war?”

The question, put so starkly, so honestly, shocked me. “Well, I hope never,” I replied. “No one wants war.”

At the office I ask a Russian employee about the mood in his working-class Moscow neighborhood. The old people are buying salt, matches and “gretchka,” (buckwheat) he tells me – the time-worn refuge for Russians stocking up on essentials in case of war.

In the past two months, I’ve traveled to the Baltic region, to Georgia, and to Russia. Talk of war is everywhere.

In Estonia, at the Lennart Meri security conference, we take a bus two and a half hours to the east of Tallinn, to Narva, a city on the border with Russia, for a discussion: “What is Narva Afraid of?” a variant on the geo-political debate: “Is Narva Next?”

The question, as any Russia-watcher knows, translates into: Would Russia invade and occupy this NATO member-nation, dispatching its tanks and troops across the bridge that separates Narva from the Russian city of Ivangorod, or, could it employ the tactics of hybrid war that it used in Ukraine?

Estonian officials I speak with doubt Russia would challenge NATO with an outright invasion, but something less clear, less defined, something harder for NATO to respond to?  Perhaps….

Eighteen hundred miles to the southeast, in Georgia, another country that shares a border with Russia, I watch as Georgian military helicopters, trailing Georgian flags, fly low over Freedom Square, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the former Soviet Republic’s independence.

This former Soviet Republic is eager to join NATO, and already contributes troops to the joint operation in Afghanistan. Some of those troops have died in battle. But with two of its regions under Russian control, Georgia is unlikely to be approved for membership in the foreseeable future.

The Independence Day celebration, however, gives no hint of that. Under the hot sun on Freedom Square, Georgian, U.S. and British soldiers, just back from joint training drills, march in formation. When the festivities are over, parents and children curiously inspect an American M1A2 Abrams tank and a Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, fresh from the NATO “Noble Partner” exercise, which rehearsed quickly moving soldiers and equipment to counter “any potential future operation.” The word “Russia” is left unsaid.

On to Moscow, where “war fever” is at fever pitch. Here, there is no softening of language; NATO and the U.S. are the enemy and Russia must be ready for attack.

The government website Sputnik News blares the headline: “New Russian Bomber to Be Able to Launch Nuclear Attacks From Outer Space,” a story later found to be false.

RT television’s English-language website breathlessly reports on “Killer airwaves: Russia starts trial of electromagnetic warfare system” that would “guarantee complete neutralization of all enemy electronics.”

But it’s not just sensationalist media that are fanning the flames.

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev complains that NATO’s rhetoric at its summit in Warsaw “simply howls about the effort to almost announce war against Russia.”

NATO, he told Interfax news agency, “talks about defense, but actually is preparing for offensive action.”

Russia’s envoy to NATO, Alexander Grushko, says that NATO’s “confrontational policy” is being built on a “mythical threat” from Russia. The alliance’s announcement that it is locating four new battalions on permanent rotation in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland is proof, he says, that those countries “are being transformed into a bridgehead for military/political pressure on Russia.”

Russia, he says must respond to a “new security situation.”

“This is absolutely not our choice but, of course, from outside, everything necessary will be done to reliably ensure the defense capability of the country.”

“Not our choice” is now the bumper sticker of Russia’s foreign policy, a modern take on the Soviet Union’s “mir i druzhba” (мир и дружба) (“peace and friendship”) claim that it would never want war.

Now, as during the Cold War, it’s all the West’s fault.

At her Wednesday briefings, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, lambastes the “demonization” of Russia. NATO, she claims, exists in a kind of “military and political looking-glass world,” reacting to a “non-existent ‘threat from the East.’”

“Are there specific examples of how Russia is undermining peace and order in Europe?” she asks. “What lies behind these words? Sweden claims that we are threatening them. The UK says we are a threat. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says we are undermining peace and order. What are the specific examples? Show them to us – and we will work on them.”

In an interview widely quoted in the Russian media, foreign affairs expert and member of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Foreign Policy and Defense Council, Sergei Karaganov, told the German magazine Der Spiegel that Western propaganda against Russia “is reminiscent of the period preceding a new war.”

“The help offered by NATO is not symbolic help for the Baltic states,” he said. “It is a provocation. If NATO initiates an encroachment – against a nuclear power like ourselves – it will be punished.”

President Vladimir Putin himself plays both sides against the middle, warning the West that Russia will have to “strengthen the potential of its strategic nuclear forces” in order to counter the United States’ missile shield, while at the same time insisting it’s the West, not Russia, that’s destroying the balance that kept the world from nuclear conflict during the Cold War.

During the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in June he tells the heads of international news agencies that the U.S. is lying when it claims its missile defense system will not threaten Russia:

“We know what’s going to happen, and they know that we know,” he told the group. “They’re just ‘hanging noodles on your ears’ (‘pulling the wool over your eyes,’) as we say, and you, in turn, broadcast it to your populations. People don’t feel the fear – that’s what worries me. How can’t we understand that the world is being pulled into a completely new dimension – that’s the problem. They pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore!”

President Putin’s dual-track approach, his unpredictability, is a useful tool, one Russian analyst tells me, keeping the president’s domestic and international opponents guessing as to what his next step will be. Will he reprise his “little green men” in another post-Soviet nation? Or will he play the role of peacemaker, urging the world to unite in fighting terrorism? Yet it’s precisely that unpredictability that makes the West nervous.

Back in Tallinn, the consensus among Russia-watchers at the Lennart Meri security conference is summed up by Fiona Hill, director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe.

“We talk an awful lot now about our feelings of insecurity towards Russia,” she says, “but I think it’s a pretty obvious fact that the Kremlin is also running scared, and we really have to start to inspect why is that the case?”

The Kremlin is frightened about its grip on the political situation at home – and the geopolitical situation abroad. Russia is trying to deter the West in a very aggressive way because it realizes it is weaker – economically, militarily, and in terms of soft power.

The world, right now, is a very unstable place, for everyone, including Vladimir Putin.

As I browse in a Moscow gift shop, a t-shirt catches my eye: a buff-looking Vladimir Putin dressed in a black turtleneck and tight black pants, with the words “SAVE THE WORLD” in white letters across his image.

How? There’s no answer on this t-shirt and, in the real world, no magic prescription.

But all the talk of war isn’t as crazy as it seems, several Russians tell me. “They may not love us,” they say, “but they fear us.”

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Employee suspended for ‘hate crime’ of believing in two genders beats the charges

Samantha Watkins — The College Fix July 25, 2016

Restored ‘without loss of pay’

A Jesuit university employee who was suspended and investigated for the “hate crime” of believing in two genders has been reinstated by the school.

Her identity was also revealed for the first time by the religious freedom law firm that took her case, the California-based Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF).

The law firm declined to tell The College Fix how it persuaded Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles to reinstate alumni relations employee Gigi Kurz and remove the black mark from her record.

The FCDF has filed a few defamation suits against institutions that allegedly smeared its clients.

President and Chief Counsel Charles LiMandri even threatened to file suit against a law professor, the college that employed him and a newspaper for an op-ed that LiMandri said defamed him personally.

No apology from accusing students

Kurz was investigated by LMU’s Bias Incident Response Team, which roped in the Los Angeles Police Department, after female students reported Kurz for “denying transgenderism.”

The students were hanging up “pansexual” signs for the school’s pro-LGBTQ Rainbow Week when Kurz approached them and, according to the 15-year employee, respectfully shared her traditional Catholic view of sexuality. One of the students identifies as “gender-neutral.”

In a glowing July 15 letter from Kurz to LiMandri and “Paul” – presumably FCDF lawyer Paul Jonna – the newly reinstated Loyola employee praised the firm for putting the university “on notice that they were not dealing with amateurs.”

“You established that LMU was the one violating their own policies in protecting the deceitful behaviors of the LGBT students [who were hanging signs], and in that, promoting anti-Catholicism,” Kurz wrote. She was restored to her position “without loss of pay.”

“I was frantic and you calmed me down … And then you turned the table around on the whole issue to go on the attack,” Kurz continued, calling herself a new “lifetime contributor” to the firm’s work.

Kurz told The Fix that she was on vacation and couldn’t comment on the resolution of the dispute until she returned.

In a phone interview with The Fix, LiMandri said the FCDF asked the university to investigate the alleged discrimination committed by Kurz against the students, rather than simply take the students’ word for it, but he said the university ignored it.

LMU said the request had to come directly from Kurz, according to LiMandri: “That’s the most ridiculous thing.” LMU did not respond to a Fix request for comment.

As for the provisions of Kurz’s reinstatement, LiMandri said there was no “money exchange” and that there are “no restrictions whatsoever” on Kurz’s interactions with students going forward.

All Kurz wanted was “to make sure she would not be persecuted for her beliefs as a devoted Catholic,” as she had expressed them to the students who filed the complaint, LiMandri said. “She just wanted to resume her job and help people.”

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Germany prepares to smash last post- Nazi taboo by deploying armed soldiers on the streets in peacetime after Munich shooting

Peter Allen — Daily Mail July 24, 2016

Troops patrol French streets following the Charlie Hebdo attack. Click to enlarge

Troops patrol French streets following the Charlie Hebdo attack. Click to enlarge

Germany is on the verge of smashing one of the last post-Nazi taboos by deploying armed soldiers on the streets in peacetime to combat terrorism.

The Munich massacre has triggered a new security debate which includes stiffer gun laws and the use of troops in force.

A mentally-ill loner, 18, killed nine including teenagers outside a McDonald’s in revenge for years of bullying.

Keeping soldiers in their barracks has been a central tenet of postwar German domestic policy following the demise of Nazism.

But after Friday’s slaughter – and an earlier incident where a refugee attacked passengers on a commuter train with an axe and a knife – the Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann says soldiers must join in the anti-terror fight in the same way as they do in France

‘We are facing extreme situations,’ said Herrmann. ‘We do not live in the time of the Weimar Republic now,’ he said referring to Germany’s post-WW1 experiment with democracy which failed spectacularly and led directly to the rise of the Nazis.

He said that historical reservations about armed soldiers on the streets were no longer applicable, adding: ‘We are an absolutely stable democracy.’

But he said the decision when and where to deploy the Bundeswehr (army) must rest solely with the police.

He went on: ‘The Bundeswehr can be deployed under the leadership of the German states who are responsible for internal security to protect the citizens.’

In tandem with this plan are new discussions in Berlin about tightening Germany’s already strict gun laws.

Ali Sonboly during his shooting spree in Hamburg. Click to enlarge

Ali Sonboly during his shooting spree in Hamburg. Click to enlarge

The news comes as investigators say the gun used by the deranged Munich killer had been bought on the ‘dark web’ and was originally from Slovakia.

The 9mm Glock handgun was smuggled into Germany and sold illegally to 18-year-old killer Ali Sonboly.

The serial number on the weapon had been erased but police sources have revealed the firearm carried a certification mark from Slovakia.

It is believed the weapon used to kill nine people on Friday was a replica that had been converted to fire live ammunition.

The Glock 17 pistol was sold illegally via the the ‘dark web’ – sites on the internet that can only be accessed with passwords and are often used to sell drugs, child porn and other items illegally.

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The Olympics as a tool in the new Cold War

Oriental Review — July 21, 2016

The 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism (non-discrimination of any kind, including nationality and political opinion) seems to have got forgotten long ago.  In ancient Greece the competition of best athletes was able to halt a war and serve as a bridge of understanding between two recent foes.  But in the twentieth century the Olympics became a political weapon.  Back in 1980 the US and its allies boycotted the games in Moscow as a protest against the Soviet troops that entered Afghanistan at the request of that country’s legitimate government (in contrast, the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany were held as usual, to the applause of the “civilized” world).

On May 8, 2016 the CBS program 60 Minutes aired a broadcast about doping in Russia.  The interviews featured recorded conversations between a former staffer with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Vitaly Stepanov, and the ex-director of Russia’s anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, Grigory Rodchenkov.  That program was just the fourth installment in a lengthy series about the alleged existence of a system to support doping in Russian sports.

A few days later the New York Times published an interview with Rodchenkov.  There that former official claims that a state-supported doping program was active at the Sochi Olympics, and that the orders for that program had come almost directly from the Russian president.

Yulia Stepanova née Rusanova

Yulia Stepanova née Rusanova

One important fact that escaped most international observers was that a media campaign, which had begun shortly after the 2014 deep freeze in Russian-Western relations, was constructed around the “testimonies” of three Russian citizens who were all interconnected and complicit in a string of doping scandals, and who later left Russia and are trying to make new lives in the West.

A 29-year-old middle-distance runner, Yulia Stepanova, can be seen as the instigator of this scandal. This young athlete’s personal best in global competition was a bronze medal at the European Athletics Indoor Championship in 2011.  At the World Championships that same year, she placed eighth. Stepanova’s career went off the rails in 2013, when the Russian Athletic Federation’s Anti-Doping Commission disqualified her for two years based on “blood fluctuations in her Athlete Biological Passport.” Such fluctuations are considered evidence of doping.  All of Stepanova’s results since 2011 have been invalidated.  In addition, she had to return the prize money she had won running in professional races in 2011-2012.

Stepanova, who had been suspended for doping, acted as the primary informant for ARD journalist Hajo Seppelt, who had begun filming a documentary about misconduct in Russian sports.  After the release of ARD’s first documentary in December 2014, Stepanova left Russia along with her husband and son.  In 2015 she requested political asylum in Canada.  Even after her suspension ended in 2015, Stepanova told the WADA Commission (p.142 of the Nov. 2015 WADA Report) that she had tested positive for doping during the Russian Track and Field Championships in Saransk in July 2010 and paid 30,000 rubles (approximately $1,000 USD at that time) to the director of the Russian anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, Gregory Rodchenkov, in exchange for concealing those test results.

Vitaly Stepanov

Vitaly Stepanov

Yulia Stepanova’s husband is Vitaly Stepanov a former staffer at RUSADA.  He had lived and studied in the US since he was 15, but later decided to return to Russia.  In 2008, Vitaly Stepanov began working for RUSADA as a doping-control officer.  Vitaly met Yulia Rusanova in 2009 at the Russian national championships in Cheboksary.  Stepanov now claims that he sent a letter to WADA detailing his revelations back in 2010, but never received an answer.

In 2011 Stepanov left RUSADA. One fact that deserves attention is that Vitaly has confessed that he was fully aware that his wife was taking banned substances, both while he worked for RUSADA as well as after he left that organization. Take note that Stepanova’s blood tests went positive starting in 2011 – i.e., from the time that her husband, an anti-doping officer, left RUSADA. With a clear conscience, the Stepanovs, now married, accepted prize money from professional races until Yulia was disqualified.  Then they no longer had a source of income and the prize money suddenly had to be returned, at which point Vitaly Stepanov sought recourse in foreign journalists, offering to tell them the “truth about Russian sports.” In early June he admitted that WADA had not only helped his family move to America, but had also provided them with $30,000 in financial assistance.

And finally, the third figure in the campaign to expose doping in Russian sports – the former head of the Russian anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, Gregory Rodchenkov.  According to Vitaly Stepanov, he was the man who sold performance-enhancing drugs while helping to hide their traces, and had also come up with the idea of “doped Chivas mouth swishing” (pg. 50), a technique that transforms men into Olympic champions.  This 57-year-old native of Moscow is acknowledged to be the best at what he does.  He graduated from Moscow State University with a Ph.D. in chemistry and began working at the Moscow anti-doping lab as early as 1985.  He later worked in Canada and for Russian petrochemical companies, and in 2005 he became the director of Russia’s national anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.  In 2013 Marina Rodchenkova – Gregory Rodchenkov’s sister – was found guilty and received a sentence for selling anabolic steroids to athletes.  Her brother was also the subject of a criminal investigation into charges that he supplied banned drugs.

Gregory Rodchenkov

Gregory Rodchenkov

Threatened with prosecution, Gregory Rodchenkov began to behave oddly and was repeatedly hospitalized and “subjected to a forensic psychiatric examination.”  A finding was later submitted to the court, claiming that Rodchenkov suffered from “schizotypal personality disorder,” exacerbated by stress.  As a result, all the charges against Rodchenkov were dropped.  But the most surprising thing was that someone with a “schizotypal personality disorder” and a sister convicted of trafficking in performance-enhancing drugs continued as the director of Russia’s only WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory.  In fact, he held this job during the 2014 Olympics.  Rodchenkov was not dismissed until the fall of 2015, after the eruption of the scandal that had been instigated by the broadcaster ARD and the Stepanovs.  In September 2015 the WADA Commission accused Rodchenkov of intentionally destroying over a thousand samples in order to conceal doping by Russian athletes.  He personally denied all the charges, but then resigned and left for the US where he was warmly embraced by filmmaker Bryan Fogel, who was shooting yet another made-to-order documentary about doping in Russia.

As this article is being written, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is studying a report  from an “Independent Person,” the Canadian professor Richard H. McLaren, who has accused the entire Russian Federation, not just individual athletes, of complicity in the use of performance-enhancing drugs.  McLaren was quickly summoned to speak with WADA shortly after the NYT published interview with Rodchenkov.  The goal was clear: to concoct a “scientific report” by mid-July that would provide the IOC with grounds to ban the Russian team from the Rio Olympics.  At a press conference on July 18 McLaren himself acknowledged that with a timeline of only 57 days he was unable “to identify any athlete that might have benefited from such manipulation to conceal positive doping tests.”  WADA’s logic here is clear – they need to avoid any accusations of bias, unprofessionalism, embellishment of facts, or political partisanship.  No matter what duplicity and lies are found in the report – it was drafted by an “independent person,” period.

However, McLaren does not try to hide that the entire report is based on the testimony of a single person – Rodchenkov himself, who is repeatedly presented as a “credible and truthful” source.  Of course that man is accused by WADA itself of destroying 1,417 doping tests and faces deportation to Russia for doping-linked crimes, but he saw an opportunity become a “valuable witness” and “prisoner of conscience” who is being persecuted by the “totalitarian regime” in Russia.

The advantage enjoyed by this “independent commission” – on the basis of whose report the IOC is deciding the fate of Russia’s Olympic hopefuls – is that its accusations will not be examined in court, nor can the body of evidence be challenged by the lawyers for the accused.  Nor is the customary legal presumption of innocence anywhere in evidence.

It appears from Professor McLaren’s statement that no charges will be brought against any specific Russian athletes.  Moreover, they can all compete if they refuse to represent Russia at the Olympics.  There are obvious reasons for this selectivity.  A law professor and longstanding member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Professor McClaren knows very well that any charges against specific individuals that are made publicly and result in “legally significant acts” (such as a ban on Olympic participation) can and will be challenged in court, in accordance with international law and on the basis of the presumption of innocence.  All the evidence to be used by the prosecution is subject to challenge, and if some fact included in those charges can be interpreted to the defendant’s advantage, then the court is obliged to exclude that fact from the materials at the disposal of the prosecution.

As a lawyer, McLaren understands all this very well.  Hundreds of lawsuits filed by Russian athletes resulting in an unambiguous outcome would not only destroy his reputation and ruin him professionally – they could form the basis of a criminal investigation with obvious grounds for accusing him of intentionally distorting a few facts, which in his eyes can be summarized as follows.

During the Sochi Olympics, an FSB officer named Evgeny Blokhin switched the doping tests taken from Russian athletes, exchanging them for “clean” urine samples.  This agent is said to have possessed a plumbing contractor’s security clearance, allowing him to enter the laboratory.  In addition, there are reports that Evgeny Kurdyatsev, – the head of the Registration and Biological Sample Accounting Department – switched the doping tests at night, through a “mouse hole” in the wall (!).  Awaiting them in the adjascent building was the man who is now providing  “credible evidence” – Gregory Rodchenkov – and some other unnamed individuals, who passed Blokhin the athletes’ clean doping tests to be used to replace the original samples.  If the specific gravity of the clean urine did not match the original profile, it was “adapted” using table salt or distilled water.  But of course the DNA was incompatible.  And all of this was going on in the only official, WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory in Russia!

How would something like that sound in any court?  We have witnesses, but the defense team cannot subject them to cross-examination.  We cannot prove that Blokhin is an FSB agent, but we believe it.  We do not possess any of the original documents – not a single photograph or affidavit from the official examination – but we have sufficient evidence from a single criminal who has already confessed to his crime.  We did not submit the emails provided by Rodchenkov to any experts to be examined, but we assert that the emails are genuine, that all the facts they contain are accurate, and that the names of the senders are correct.  We cannot accuse the athletes, so we will accuse and punish the state!

To be honest, we still do not believe that the Olympic movement has sunk so low as to deprive billions of people of the pleasure of watching the competitions, forgetting about politics and politicians.  That would mean waving goodbye to the reputations of the WADA and the IOC and to the global system of sports as a whole.  Perhaps a solution to the colossal problem of doping is long overdue, but is that answer to be found within the boundaries of only one country, even a great country like Russia?  Should we take a moment here and now to dwell upon the multi-volume history of doping scandals in every single country in the world?  And in view of these facts that have come to light, is not WADA itself the cornerstone of the existing and far-reaching system to support and cover up athletic doping all over the world?

In conclusion, we cite below the complete translation of the Russian Olympic Committee’s statement  in response to the WADA report:

“The accusations against Russian sports found in the report by Richard McLaren are so serious that a full investigation is needed, with input from all parties.  The Russian Olympic Committee has a policy of zero tolerance and supports the fight against doping.  It is ready to provide its full assistance and work together, as needed, with any international organization.

We wholeheartedly disagree with Mr. McLaren’s view that the possible banning of hundreds of clean Russian athletes from competition in the Olympic Games is an acceptable ‘unpleasant consequence’ of the charges contained in his report.

The charges being made are primarily based on statements by Grigory Rodchenkov.  This is solely based on testimony from someone who is at the epicenter of this criminal scheme, which is a blow not only to the careers and fates of a great many clean athletes, but also to the integrity of the entire international Olympic movement.

Russia has fought against doping and will continue to fight at the state level, steadily stiffening the penalties for any illegal activity of this type and enforcing a precept of inevitabile punishment.

The Russian Olympic Committee fully supports the harshest possible penalties against anyone who either uses banned drugs or encourages their use.

At the same time, the ROC – acting in full compliance with the Olympic Charter – will always protect the rights of clean athletes.  Those who throughout their careers – thanks to relentless training, talent, and willpower – strive to realize their Olympic dreams should not have their futures determined by the unfounded, unsubstantiated accusations and criminal acts of certain individuals.  For us this is a matter of principle.”

 

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It’s 10 years since UN peacekeepers were killed in southern Lebanon – and it could happen again

Robert Fisk — The Independent July 25, 2016

Aftermath of IDF airstrike on UN base at Khiam Lebanon 2016. Click to enlarge

Aftermath of IDF airstrike on UN base at Khiam Lebanon 2016. Click to enlarge

Exactly 10 years ago, four United Nations peacekeepers were blown to pieces in southern Lebanon. They were a Canadian, a Chinese, a Finn and an Austrian. Amid the crash of Israeli shellfire around his tiny concrete blockhouse, and perhaps realising that he may not survive, the Canadian, Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, put through a mobile call to his wife Cythia in far-away Ontario  It was a bad line.

“Paeta I can’t hear you, there’s static, but I love you, if you can hear me, I love you,” she shouted back down the phone. “Are you all right? I’m going to have to hang up because I want you to call me back because all I can hear is static, but I don’t want to hang up. I love you.  I’ve got to hang up.”

Canadian journalist Adam Day would record how von Kruedener’s wife waited with the phone in her hand for her husband to call back – until she turned on the television just before dinner and saw her husband’s face with the caption: “Missing, presumed dead”.

The four men, recording the Hezbollah-Israeli war around them, were killed a few minutes after the Canadian tried to call his wife, just before 7.30 in the evening, when an Israeli F-16 fighter-bomber pilot dropped a GPS-guided 1,000lb bomb directly onto the UN compound. It exploded next to the Finn, Lieutenant Jarno Makinen. By chance, on that day – 25 July 2006 – I was only a few miles from the UN post when it was destroyed.

“To my left, smoke rises too, over the town of Khiam,” I reported in The Independent at the time, “where a smashed United Nations post remains the only memorial to the four UN soldiers – most of them decapitated by an American-made missile on Tuesday – killed by the Israeli air force.  Indian soldiers of the UN army in southern Lebanon, visibly moved by the horror of bringing their … comrades back in … pieces from the clearly marked UN post next to Khiam prison, left their remains at Marjayoun hospital.”

I knew how close the UN patrol base was to the border. “In past years,” I wrote that night, “I have spent hours with their comrades in this UN position, which is clearly marked in white and blue paint, with the UN’s pale blue flag opposite the Israeli frontier. Their duty was to report on all they saw: the ruthless Hezbollah missile fire out of Khiam and the brutal Israeli response against the civilians of Lebanon. Is this why they had to die, after being targeted by the Israelis for eight hours, their officers pleading to the Israeli Defence Forces that they cease fire?”

The 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli war began when Lebanese Shia guerrillas killed three Israeli soldiers and captured two others inside the Israeli frontier on 12 July, an act which Hezbollah’s leader later claimed (meretriciously) he would never have ordered if he had known how cruelly Israel would have responded.

In the subsequent 34 days, 1,300 Lebanese were killed by the Israelis – most of them civilians, and 30 per cent of them children, according to the UN. Of 165 Israeli dead, most were military casualties. Hezbollah later claimed a “divine victory” whose theological roots may not have appealed to the Lebanese victims. But Israel was thrashed and its tanks set on fire by Hezbollah missiles when they dared to cross the border near Khiam, where the UN observers were based.

A UN officer who was in Lebanon at the time says now that “the biggest place to manoeuvre armour into Lebanon is the Hula valley below Khiam and it is quite possible that they didn’t want the UN reporting on their movements up that valley”.

This at least might account for why the Israelis had ignored appeals by UN commanders – in Lebanon and in Jerusalem – who reported that Israeli artillery fire had been falling around the UN men for seven hours before their killing.

In his first official response to the deaths of the four men – the other two were Chinese Major Du Zhaoyu and Major Hans-Peter Lang from Austria – the then-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan deplored “the apparently deliberate [sic] targeting” of the UN post, a “coordinated artillery and aerial attack” that had taken place “despite personal assurances given to me by [Israeli] Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that United Nations positions would be spared Israeli fire”.

That’s when the story started to go wrong.  The then-Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper – perhaps Israel’s closest friend outside the United States – chose to criticise the victims, asking why the UN permitted its Khiam position to remain “manned during what is now, more or less, a war”. Annan was chastised.

The Israelis said that the UN position had been put on their target list by mistake, but prevented both the UN and the Canadian government from verifying this.

A Canadian board of inquiry reported more than a year later that both the UN and the Israelis declined to allow their personnel to be interviewed by Canadian authorities. The two luckless officers tasked with this hopeless “inquiry” were Colonel Alain Boyer and Major Jason Steeves, whose investigators were later unable to “locate” a UN document on their soldier’s death that was in the annex to their own findings. As an organisation, the Canadian report concluded, “the IDF [Israel Defence Force] is responsible for the death of Major Hess-von Kruedener”. But then – and what else would you expect under Harper’s cravenly pro-Israeli government? – the Canadian official inquiry into the Canadian soldier’s killing was mysteriously removed from their government’s websites for “security reasons”. Just what these security reasons were, the Canadian authorities did not explain.

Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener, the Canadian officer’s widow, who is this week attending the 10th anniversary commemoration at Khiam of her husband’s death, has not stopped asking questions about the Israeli bombing.

Less than two years after the killings, she asked why the Israelis had offered no explanation as to why their “operational error” – dropping a precision guided bomb on her husband and his comrades “who were unarmed and serving the world community in the pursuit of peace” – had occurred.

Prior to their deaths, Cynthia wrote in an open letter, the IDF acknowledge receiving a “communication from the UN force commander stating, ‘you are killing my people’. And yet the IDF fail to explain why the subsequent Joint Direct Attack Munition bomb was not halted”. What were the odds, she asked, that two operational errors, land and air, could occur within an hour of each other and in the same place?

She demanded that the IDF revealed “the complete findings of its own internal investigation”. The IDF, she insisted, had lost their “privilege of secrecy” when they bombed the UN post.

But they had not. The Israelis have never revealed their secret. Nor has the present Canadian government – under the infinitely more politically neutral Justin Trudeau – restored the Canadian investigation report to its website.

A veteran Irish UN officer, Commandant Kevin McDonald, has now published his own detailed account of the events of 25 July 2006, Peacekeeping on the Edge. “Throughout the day,” he writes, “complaints were raised by Untso [United Nations Truce Supervisory Organisation], Unifil [United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon] and the highest levels of UNHQ New York to the IDF and the Israeli authorities … Despite assurances from the IDF, the intensity [of strikes around PB Khiam] never decreased.”

By the time the UN had decided to evacuate their men, they were already under Israeli air attack. There was then “no response from HF [high frequency], VHF Sat phone or the individual cell phones”.

So what is left to be said? Only, I suppose, that the Israelis and Hezbollah are now boasting about another, even more ferocious war between them.

With more Hezbollah weapons in the south of Lebanon, Major General “Herzi” Halevy, the head of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate, warned last month, the next war would turn Lebanon into “a country of refugees”. And, of course, the UN’s unarmed observers will still be there on the Lebanese border to record it all again.

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IPCC investigates 11 for mishandling Greville Janner child sex abuse claims

Jamie Grierson — The Guardian July 25, 2016

Lord Janner arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, Friday August 14, 2015

Lord Janner arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court, Friday August 14, 2015

The police watchdog is investigating 11 people over the alleged mishandling by Leicestershire police of child sexual abuse allegations against the late Labour peer Greville Janner.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it had served criminal and gross misconduct notices on 11 individuals. It did not name those involved.

Lord Janner, who had dementia, died last year aged 87, while awaiting a trial of the facts for 22 alleged sexual offences against nine men and boys.

The IPCC launched an independent investigation into the handling of allegations by Leicestershire police in April last year. Janner was subject to three police investigations between 1991 and 2007.

In a statement released on Monday, the IPCC said: “The Independent Police Complaints Commission has served criminal and gross misconduct notices on 11 individuals as it continues to investigate Leicestershire police’s handling of child sexual abuse allegations made against the late Greville Janner.

“The IPCC has decided not to name any subjects to ensure that the ongoing criminal investigation is not compromised.”

Criminal and misconduct notices are formal warnings notifying the recipients that they are under investigation for either criminal or gross misconduct offences.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Leicestershire police were severely criticised in an independent report by Richard Henriques, a retired judge, for mishandling investigations into the peer.

The report showed in sometimes harrowing detail how former residents of children’s homes repeatedly made claims of abuse to officials in authority but their claims were not acted upon.

Janner was the MP for Leicester West for 27 years and stood down at the 1997 election.

He was eventually charged with 22 offences relating to nine men and boys following another inquiry in 2013. His family insist he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, decided in April last year that his ill health meant he should not be charged.

But a month later that decision was overturned by an independent review and Saunders reversed her decision, bringing charges against Janner to bring about a trial of the facts.

Janner appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court in August and appeared to be confused when asked to confirm his identity, saying “Ooh, it’s wonderful.”

After a number of court hearings, Mr Justice Openshaw ultimately determined Janner was unfit to plead and a trial of the facts was ordered. In a “trial of facts”, the jury is asked to decide – on the basis of evidence adduced by prosecution lawyers and by lawyers who put the case for the defence – whether or not the accused did the acts he or she was charged with.

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Russia’s new stealth bomber will reportedly be capable of launching nukes from space

Luke Dormehl — Digital Trends July 15, 2016

Artist impression of Russia's hypersonic stealth bomber. Click to enlarge

Artist impression of Russia’s hypersonic stealth bomber. Click to enlarge

Russia is developing a next-gen stealth bomber, capable of exiting Earth’s atmosphere, flying anywhere anywhere on the planet within two hours, and hypothetically even launching a nuclear strike from space.

Called the PAK-DA strategic bomber, the hypersonic aircraft — which won’t be visible to radar — could take to the skies within the next half-decade, after successful prototype engine tests were completed recently.

“Right now we are reviewing the [craft’s] nuances, which will take approximately one year,” said Sergei Karakayev, commander of Russian Strategic Missile Forces, as reported by news outlet Observer. “Once we agree on the plans, we will start building the engine itself. In the second year of development — 2018 — we will build the hardware. Perhaps I am rushing things, and some issues may arise, but by 2020 we should have a fully-functioning product.”

The Russian stealth bomber will reportedly burn traditional kerosene fuel while flying in Earth’s atmosphere, although it will run on methane and oxygen while in space — which explains how it would be able to fly in an atmosphere where air isn’t exactly in ready availability. Running these two fuel types will require two engines — one engine for the airplane and the other for the spaceship — which will be combined within the bomber’s engine setting.

Originally it was claimed that the new aircraft was being designed for delivering supplies to an international orbit station, although it seems that somewhere along the R&D journey ambitions have changed.

This isn’t the only military Russian breakthrough we’ve heard about recently. It has also been reported that Russia is set to load up both manned and unmanned combat drones with the capacity to destroy the electronic equipment in hostile aircrafts. These drones will reportedly arrive in 2025.

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