The Occult Symbolism of the movie "Metropolis" and its Importance in Pop Culture

The Occult Symbolism of the movie “Metropolis” and its Importance in Pop Culture

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Fritz Lang’s 1927 movie “Metropolis” is one of those timeless classics that withstand the test of time. Rather than becoming forgotten and obsolete, “Metropolis” is increasingly relevant as many of its predictions are becoming reality. We will look at the  underlying occult message of the film and the usage of its imagery in the acts of  pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue and others.

 Metropolis is a silent science-fiction movie released in 1927 by Fritz Lang, a master of German Expressionism. Set in a futuristic dystopia divided into two distinct and separate classes—the thinkers and the workers—Metropolis describes the struggles between the two opposite entities. Knowing that it was produced in 1927, viewing this movie today is quite an experience as many “sci-fi” aspects of the plot are eerily close to reality. Metropolis describes a society where the “New World Order” has already taken been implemented and a select elite live in luxury while a dehumanized mass work and live in a highly monitored hell.

 As we have seen in previous articles on The Vigilant Citizen, Metropolis is excessively echoed in popular culture, especially in the music business. Whether it be in music videos or photo shoots, pop stars are often portrayed as the character Maria, an android programmed to corrupt the morals of the workers and to incite a revolt, giving the elite an excuse to use violence repression. Are pop stars used by the elite in the same matter, to corrode the morals of the masses?

Movie Analysis

The Workers

The movie opens by showing the workers and their city, situated deep below the earth’s surface. They are shown dressed alike, walking in sync, holding their heads down in submission, resignation and desperation. Throughout the movie, the human cattle is depicted as being physically and mentally exhausted, highly impressionable and, let’s say it, all-around dumb. Like a flock of sheep, the workers move in crowds, are very impressionable and can easily be deceived. This description of the masses corroborates those of Walter Lippmann, an American thinker who, five years earlier in Public Opinion, compared the general public to a “bewildered herd” that is not qualified to manage its own destiny. Joseph Goebbels, the head of propaganda of the Nazi regime, was also in accord with the movie’s conception of the general public. Hitler famously said “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think”.

The workers labor in a monstrous machine, a hellish industrial complex where they must accomplish repetitive and dehumanizing tasks. At one point, the machine is compared to Moloch, the ancient Semitic deity honored by human sacrifices.

 The tasks assumed by the workers are purely mechanical, needing absolutely no brain power, making them nothing more than an extension of the machine.

The Thinker s

If the workers live in a hellish underground dystopia, the thinkers conversely evolve in a gleaming utopia, a magnificent testimony of human achievement. This shiny city could not, however, be sustained without the existence of the Machine (Moloch) and its herds of workers. On the other hand, the Machine would not exist without the need to sustain a city. We find here a dualistic relation where two opposite entities exist in mutual dependence, a concept that has deep occult resonance.

 Joh Fredersen, the Demi-God

The city was founded, built and is run by the autocratic Joh Fredersen. As the creator and only ruler of Metropolis, Fredersen is likened to the Gnostic demiurge, a demi-god who is creator and ruler of the material world.

Joh’s son, named Freder, who, like all sons of managers, was enjoying a life of luxury, discovers the harsh reality of the workers of down under. Wanting to experience the worker’s reality first-hand, Freder descends to the lower level and trades places with a worker. Freder therefore becomes a Christ-like figure, a savior who descends from above. He also becomes enamoured with Maria, a saintly young women from the proletariat.

Maria

Maria is a charismatic woman that is highly admired by her fellow workers. Understanding their suffering and despair, and knowing that a revolt is brewing, Maria preaches peace and patience, prophesying the coming of a “mediator”, who would become the “heart between the head (the thinkers) and the hand (the workers)

At one point, Maria tells the story of the tower of Babel, upon which would be written:

“Great is the world and its Creator! And great is Man!”

This statement has a deep resonance in Mystery Schools as it is taught that men have the potential to become gods through enlightenment. Throughout the ages, monuments and architecture were used to communicate the principles of the Mysteries and to celebrate the greatness of the human mind. Partially for those reasons, there are numerous links between Freemasonry and the Tower of Babel.

 “As regards to Masonry, Babel of course represented a Masonic enterprise and early expositors reaped full benefit from the facts. They remembered that the people, who were of ‘one language and one speech’ journeyed from the East to the West, like those who have been tried and proved as Master Masons. When they reached an abiding place in the land Shinar, it is affirmed that they dwelt therein as Noachide, being the first characteristic name of Masons. It was here that they built their high tower of confusion. Out of evil comes good, however, and the confusion of tongues gave rise to ‘the ancient practice of Masons conversing without the use of speech.’”
-Arthur Edward Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: Their Rites, Literature and History, Volume I

 “In several early Masonic manuscripts – for example, the Harleian, Sloane, Lansdowne, and Edinburgh-Kilwinning – it is stated that the craft of initiated builders existed before the Deluge, and that its members were employed in the building of the Tower of Babel.”
– Manly P. Hall,
The Secret Teachings of All Ages

 “… at the making of the Tower of Babel there was Masonry first much esteemed of, and Nimrod was a Mason himself and loved well Masons.”
– John T Lawrence, The Perfect Ashlar

 However, says Maria, “one man’s hymns of praise became the other man’s curse”. In other words, the monument praising the greatness of the human spirit was built with the blood and sweat of workers who knew nothing of the Thinker’s grand vision. And, in the film, the same thing is happening all over again. The name of the demi-god Joh Fredersen’s headquarters? Of course … The New Tower of Babel.

Rotwang

Upon learning that the workers are planning an uprising, Joh Federsen seeks the advice of Rotwang, an inventor and mad scientist. Although his work utilizes the latest of technologies, many clues within the movie indicate that he also taps into ancient occult knowledge to create his inventions. He is said to live in “a small house overlooked by the centuries,” symbolically meaning that the scientist’s arcana descended from ancient occult traditions; the basement of his house has a secret trap door leading to 2,000 year-old catacombs, further alluding to the ancient and mysterious sources of Rotwang. Furthermore, the front door of his house bears a pentagram, which refers to the Pythagoreans, occultism and Freemasonry.

If we were to do real-life comparisons, Rotwang is to Joh Fredersen what John Dee was to Queen Elizabeth I: an esteemed advisor immersed in the worlds of science, magic, astrology and Hermetic philosophy. If Fredersen represents our world’s rulers, Rotwang is the occult pendant of decision-making, the mystical entity that is hidden from the public but always historically present.

The inventor proudly presents to Fredersen his latest invention, the Machine-Man, which he considers to be the “Man of the Future”. The android has the faculty of taking the form of any person and, says Rotwang, “no one will be able to tell a Machine Man from a mortal!”. The transhumanist dream was already present back in the early 1920s.

 Fredersen then tells Rotwang to give the Machine-Man the likeness of Maria in order to use her credibility and charisma to spread corruption among the workers.

 So what do today’s pop stars have in common with this android, programmed by the rulers, with a mix of science and occultism? Well … everything.

 Metropolis themes are also very prevalent in fashion.

 Back to the movie. The android completed, Rotwang tells it:

“I want you to visit those in the depths, in order to destroy the work of the woman in whose image you were created!”

Robot-maria responds: One eye closed with devilish grin. You probably know the importance of the single eye from previous articles and the ridiculous amount of pop artists who flash it.

 The Maria android is then sent to Yoshiwara, a man’s club, where she performs erotic dances. In one of her acts, she is portrayed as Babylon, the Great Harlot from the Apocalypse.

Playing the role of the Great Harlot Babylon of the Book of Revelation. “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, having a golden cup in her hand”. She is held up by the seven deadly sins.

Do this scene remind you of a classic music video? Madonna – Material Girl. How many realized that she was playing the role of Babylon here?

The programmed Maria performs mesmerizing dances in front of an avid public, causing men to fight, to lust, to be jealous and to commit the rest of the deadly sins. When she’s with her fellow workers,  Maria acts as an “agent-provocateur”, inciting the working men to riot and giving Joh Fredersen reason to use force against them. She is basically acting against the best interest of the public and for the interest of the elite.

With the help of their foreman (because they can’t really think for themselves), the workers ultimately realize that they have been mislead by the android. Believing that she’s a witch, they find robot-Maria and burn her at the stake.

 A bunch of things happen after that, but I won’t spoil the ending for you (though can you really be mad at someone for spoiling the ending of a 83-year old movie?). The movie finishes with this caption.

 This “moral of the story” is basically a message to the elite, a tip to keep the masses in check: in order to keep the oppressed content, you must capture their heart. That is what the media accomplish.

 Which is kind of reminiscent of this music video ending.

 Madonna’s Express Yourself video heavily borrowed its imagery from Metropolis. In turn, Christina Aguilera’s Not Myself Tonight, heavily borrowed from Express Yourself.

 The Moral of the Story

The moral of the story of Metropolis is not “let’s abolish all inequities and rebuild a world where everyone is equal” and it is certainly not “let’s be democratic and vote for who we want as a ruler.” It is more “let’s send the workers back to the depths where they belong, but with the addition of a mediator, who will be the link between the workers and the thinkers”. So, when all is said and done, the movie is intrinsically “elitist,” as it still calls for the existence of an elite group of people holding most of the resources and managing a working class. In the end, the workers – and Freder – were duped, believing that their conditions would change. In fact, the status-quo remained and Joh even got his naive son to give the elite a friendly image while reporting everything happening in the depths, resulting in tighter surveillance and control.

 Who is the Freder of today’s working class? The media. Media is the mediator. That is its function.

 Mass media manipulate the masses’ thoughts and feelings on a daily basis, tricking them into loving their oppression. Popular culture is the entertainment branch of mass media and pop music is the fun way to communicate the elite’s message to the youth. References to Metropolis in pop music are almost winks to those in the know, the initiates, as if to say “this star is working for us”. So go ahead and be an ignorant, degenerate and materialistic person, like in the videos … that’s what they want you to be.

Analogies Between Metropolis and Today’s Pop Culture

But why Metropolis? Why has it become the code for “Illuminati star”? If you’ve read other articles on this site, you’ve probably realized that the movie touches upon all of the themes of today’s “Illuminati agenda”: transhumanism, mind control, dark occultism, degradation of morals, police state, all-seeing government. Metropolis is basically a blueprint for population control. Like Maria, today’s pop stars are recruited from the working class and literally programmed and reinvented to become the hidden ruler’s spokespersons. Notice how many pop stars have wild alter-egos, with a different name and personality. Part of the stars’ role is to promote the elite’s agenda through music and videos, making it sexy and attractive.

In Conclusion

Metropolis is a definitely a movie “by the elite, for the elite”. It tackles the concerns of those managing the world and presents a solution that does not disturb the status-quo. The movie is also permeated with Masonic symbolism and contains many symbols referring to ancient Mysteries which were meant to be decoded by proper initiates. In other words, the movie was primarily aimed at the ruling class.

 So why do singers love it so much? Well they probably don’t love it as much as those behinds the scenes, the directors and image-makers, those who have power in the music business. They decide what the stars do and stand for. And today’s popular culture is elitist, permeated with Illuminati symbolism and promotes moral degradation and the debasement of traditional values. Our pop stars channel Maria, the programmed android, through their acts and accomplish the same functions. Why else would they dress like her? If artists always embodied absolute freedom and creativity, why do singers play the role of a mind-controlled android? Because that’s what they are.

 Metropolis is indeed a great movie. So great that it is only becoming relevant 80 years after its release. But if the elite have it their way, it will be even more relevant in the years to come.

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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?

Taste of their own medicine: Syrian rebels execute ISIS terrorists, mimicking jihadists’ tactics

Introduction — July 3, 2015

ISIS fighter allegedly about to be beheaded by Free Syrian Army executioner. Click to enlarge

ISIS fighter allegedly about to be beheaded by Free Syrian Army executioner. Click to enlarge

We know ISIS has been sponsored by wealthy gulf states and covertly assisted by Turkey, Israel and the West. Their brutality has triggered a wave of revulsion across the world, which may have been the intention from the outset.
We also know that the so-called “Syrian rebels” aren’t all they seem. That many aren’t even Syrian and that they’ve been receiving aid and assistance from Israel and the gulf states in their efforts to oust President Assad.
Despite the fact that these so-called “Syrian rebels” had reportedly struck a truce with ISIS, Russia Today is now reporting that the so-called “Syrian rebels” are now allegedly beheading ISIS terrorists.
The fact that such sheer and wanton brutality is being so well publicised should make us suspicious.
What prompted this sudden turn-around: from being amicable allies to brutal adversaries? Or is this more Zionist disinformation?
The same day as the report below appeared, the Jerusalem Post published a report in which a Free Syrian Army commander claimed “our struggle is increasingly against Iran“.
So the Free Syrian Army and ISIS are both supported by the same backers who both happen to have the same enemy in their sights — Iran — and yet ISIS and the Free Syrian Army are reportedly at odds.
Are they really? Or is this yet more deception: a witches cauldron of disinformation and deceit that’s designed to confound critical analysis and render objectivity impotent? So that instead of thinking for ourselves we allow TV commentators and the media to shape our thinking and perception for us?
Moreover, the fact that “slick production, with numerous computer graphics and special effects” were employed also suggests that someone with some sophisticated media savvy was behind this event. Rather than some brutal ‘raghead’.
Given the Zionist state’s known links to the “Syrian rebels” we can’t help wondering if the beheadings, whether real or staged, weren’t carried out at Israel’s behest?
ISIS fighters beheaded.

ISIS fighters beheaded.

Taste of their own medicine: Syrian rebels execute ISIS terrorists, mimicking jihadists’ tactics

Russia Today — July 2, 2015

The Syrian opposition group, Jaysh al-Islam has executed 18 alleged Islamic State militants. A video emerged of the rebel organization imitating many of the jihadist group’s own execution recordings, including similar sound effects and visuals.

The clip, which was just under 20 minutes long, showed fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing orange prison attire, that victims of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) are often executed in.

However, the ‘executed’ became the ‘executioners,’ as they slayed 18 prisoners, who were dressed in black cloths, reminiscent of IS’s main dress style.

The slick production, with numerous computer graphics and special effects included, showed the IS prisoners being marched in unison, and chained together at the neck and at their hands.

The alleged members of IS were then forced to kneel in a long line and were executed with a bullet to the head. The shots were filmed from numerous angles and also included some gruesome close-ups.

The captives were killed partly in revenge for the deaths of at least of three of the rebel group’s members, who were beheaded by the jihadist terrorist organization last week, AFP reports.

The video also included numerous use of sectarian language, while it also accused the group of betraying Sunni Muslims and allying with Shiite Muslims and “Nusayris,” which is a derogatory term for the Alawite sect, to which the Syrian President Bashar Assad belongs.

Interrogations that appear during the video also show apparent confessions from the prisoners that IS had concentrated mainly on fighting against other opposition groups, rather than on fighting against troops loyal to Assad.

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The Sin of Sodomy is Now Called Marriage

Michael Hoffman — On the Contrary July 2, 2015

The following is an excerpt from a sermon given Sunday June 28 by Fr. William Farge, S.J.,  at St. Patrick’s Church, New Orleans.

(Michael Hoffman’s Afterword follows)

Today Satan’s power is growing exponentially due to the enormity of human sinfulness. Today there are sins that have become institutionalized as a part of our society and even in our laws, and far from becoming angry about that, many of us have become quite accepting. Institutionalized sin has become acceptable sin.

Perhaps one of the most glaring examples is the sin of abortion. It’s the serious sin of killing human life, a violation of the fifth commandment that has become legal. Some of our politicians have even called abortion “sacred ground” that must be defended.

The recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage is another clear example of mortal sin that has become institutionalized. The mortal sins of sodomy and impurity, in addition to killing, has been set in the law of the land; and to compound the seriousness of this sin, it has been given the name of a sacrament. The sin of sodomy is now called “marriage”— a lie that is being perpetrated as a law.

These laws are a direct attack on God’s loving plan for families and on God Himself. Our legal institutions, particularly the Supreme Court, are acting as a kind of ministry of propaganda for Satan, promoting an acceptance of sin; calling sin good. Anger should be directed against this institutionalization of sin that attacks God and our society.

Of course, all this did not happen all of a sudden. The widespread use of contraception has degraded our sense of morality. The use of pornography has long caused a gradual breakdown in the relationships between husband and wife and parents and children.

Certainly anger, if out of control and turned against another person, is always misdirected anger. But anger used as a weapon against evil is used for the intent that God has given it. St. Thomas Aquinas said: “The person who is tolerant of evil when there is just cause for anger is an immoral person.”

We will be called on more and more to fight against the acceptability and tolerance of evil in our society by following Christ and obeying the Commandments. And so let us focus our anger not against other people, but against Satan and the works of sin, particularly institutionalized sin, in our world today.

Michael Hoffman’s Afterword

Let us use the power of the boycott and refuse to do business with those who promote abortion and sodomite marriage.

The boycott weapon is utilized against God-fearing Americans constantly (see here).

Last year Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to resign by the “gay” mafia because he donated $1,000 to the California campaign to prohibit sodomite marriage.

In 2012 the Chick-a-fil restaurant chain was boycotted for supporting traditional Christian marriage and family values.

As we write these words, Donald Trump, an undeniable nincompoop, expressed (with the dim-witted rhetoric that is typical of this individual) what is nonetheless a fundamental truth: that massive illegal immigration from south of the border is contributing to crime in the United States. For speaking this truth he has been fired or closed out of more than a few corporate and cultural positions.

The enemies of God are not tolerant! They use a cry for tolerance as a weapon to advance their supremacy. We must tolerate them while they are free to persecute us into the poorhouse — or to the swamps, deserts and mountains — away from the centers of power.

The sodomite (“gay”) lobby, the illegal immigration movement, the mandatory vaccination giveaway to Big Pharma (lately in free-wheelin’ California), and the feminist-butchers of female and male unborn children, all exhibit strong characteristics of “some-are-more-equal-than-others” Orwellian, Animal Farm Stalinism, to which the media are deaf, dumb and blind.

The Confederate flag must come down. The Redskins football team must discard its name. History must be re-written. This is all done in the name of “luhv” and “against hate.” Satan the chief hater of God and man is almost always disguised. In this time of rampant masquerade this is more than ever true.

Satan has rigged the debate: the foes of many of these horrible sins, such as Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Fox News in general, mix revulsion for the change agents with adoration of the Israelis and Netanyahu. Lou Dobbs on his television program on July 1, in the course of decrying Obama’s opening an embassy in Havana, slyly slipped in this question in his next breath, “What’s next? An embassy in Iran?” Horrors!

His audience is so conditioned to bow to the Israeli agenda that Dobbs’ shameless genuflection to America’s foreign boss, Binyamin Netanyahu, did not require a follow-up line. The sheeple instantly understood Mr. Dobbs’ cue: Iran bad. “Israeli” good. That’s all we need to know.

After Obama is no longer president it will be time to march into another bloody and costly Middle Eastern quagmire that will enrich the military industrial complex that funds Tom Cotton, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, McCain, Santorum and the rest of the GOP neocons. Follow the money behind these patriots-for-profit and you’ll find what truly motivates them. Democrat Mrs. Clinton is implicated in the same racket.

The “conservative” culture warriors permitted by the Establishment to function in the media of mass communication can only do so for as long as they link the battle for family values with “noble Israel,” which, in reality, is the Christ-hating, church-destroying, New Testament-vandalizing Judaic regime, and the wars in Iran, Syria and Iraq which Prime Minister Netanyahu requires U.S. men and women to fight on behalf of his God-forsaken sandbox.

The Left and the Right competing for our allegiance are both evil. A third way is required. Proverbs 4:27.

Michael Hoffman’s column is funded by donations from readers and the sale of his books, newsletters and recordings

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Israeli General, Chechnyans Killed in Syrian Air Strike

Damascus Bureau Nahed Al Husaini and Gordon Duff — Veterans Today July 3, 2015

Air strike against Isis. Click to enlarge

Air strike against Isis. Click to enlarge

On Friday, June 26th, a Syrian Air Force strike killed an Israeli general and 20 militant leaders including liaison staff from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  This was one of two strikes in the region targeting foreign military forces operating inside Syria.

The second attack, according to Dr. Haitham Abu, of DESI (European Department of Security and Information), wiped out a Chechnyan sniper platoon recently arrived from training facilities inside Jordan.

Israel’s Operation Southern Storm, the long planned move on Damascus through Jordan has suffered a major setback.  Southern Storm was intended to be coordinated with attacks on Lebanon and a Turkish incursion into Syria from the north, scheduled for July 8, 2015 according to intelligence sources.

Both locations destroyed were supposed to be under, though inside Syria, extended Iron Dome air defense protection and impervious to attack.  American Patriot missile batteries had been relocated to forward positions to provide air cover and support for al Qaeda/ISIS operations under Southern Storm according to intelligence sources.

Both attacks were in Daara Province, Syria scene of months of intense fighting.  According to sources inside Syrian intelligence, the Israeli general killed was commander of Operation Southern Storm, a coordinated three pronged offensive aimed at the city of Daraa.

Yesterday, Daraa was hit with dozens of mortars and Grad rockets.

Operation Southern Storm is commanded from a MOC (military operations center) in the Jordanian city of al Karak.

Al Karak or al Karek is a city of 20,000 East of the Dead Sea, inside Jordan.  Famous for its crusader castle, al Karak is easily reached from Israel by helicopters that fly up the Wadi Karak to avoid detection.

The Moc at al Karac was built by Israeli intelligence and contains satellite uplink and full intelligence fusion facilities.  The”Moc” operates in coordination with 4 CIA training facilities inside Jordan and the massive intelligence and logistics center at the newly built Saudi Arabian “diplomatic” complex in Amman.

From al Karak, both the Israeli general and Chechnyan teams entered Syria at Nassib, a border crossing controlled by ISIS, south of the Syrian city of Daraa.

On the evening of June 25th, under close surveillance by both Syrian human and satellite intelligence, the Israeli command team traveled to Karaz Prison in southern Daraa Province, an ISIS command and logistics facility used to store supplies and transit jihadists arriving from Israel and Jordan.

There the Israeli general met with leaders of al Nusra, the “Victory Army, the Free Syrian Army, Brigades of al Muthana and al Ezz.  According to witnesses in attendance at the Israeli briefing, Israel thanked them for their service, promised continued intelligence, logistical and medical support and dined lavishly.

Plans were made to unleash a three pronged attack on Daara with 15,000 militants from 4 separate groups.

Shipments of Israeli TOW and LAAW missiles along with German Milan missiles had been delivered earlier that day, flown into Jordan from Israel and convoyed into Syria.  Some of these missiles were from Israeli stocks recently replaced by the United States after Israel claimed to have used them in attacks on Gaza.

In actuality, many of the munitions listed as expended in Gaza, weapons America promised to replace, had been sent to ISIS and used against Iraq and Syria.

From there, the Israeli general and up to 20 staffers moved to a secure villa a few miles away.  That location is now a smoking ruin.

According to sources in Damascus, the Syrian Air Force received accurate intelligence about both meetings and quickly moved and pounded both places. It is reported that the Syrian Air Force attack resulted in the killing of 80 militants, in addition to the commanders leaders numbered at 20 , the Israeli General, and the Chechnyans .

The Chechnyan sniper platoon was billeted in the town of Saida, Daara, Syria under tight security when it was hit by the air strike. Destroyed with the Chechnyans, said to be sent to target President Assad and other Syrian leaders, was a communications center.

On April 27, Syrian forces, attacking an al Nusra operational center outside Aleppo in Northern Syria.

Today, two Qatari and 6 Turkish officers were killed in a commando style raid by an elite Syrian Army special forces unit.  These officers were commanding al Nusra units that entered Syria in the past 8 hours from Turkey.  In addition to the Qatari and Turkish officers, two dozen senior al Nusra military and political officers were killed, the core of their command structure.

Similarly, attacks in Deir Ezzor on the along the Euphrates River in Eastern Syria along with these attacks are intended to disrupt command and control operations which representatives of the Syrian government assert may well be run out of Washington.

Two weeks ago, in a Washington Post report, it was revealed that congress was considering cutting the CIA’s $5bn “slush fund” used to finance operations against Damascus.

With the fall of Erdogan’s “political star” in Turkey and Saudi Arabia’s military setbacks in their war with Yemen and increasing political unrest inside Jordan, the quality of human intelligence coming out of these countries, outlining their support for the Islamic State and her “sisters,” is increasing exponentially in both quantity and quality.

With the attacks this week in Sinai killing at least one hundred, sources within Egypt indicate that their seeming detente with Israel and Saudi Arabia may well be coming to an end.  From the Jerusalem Post:

Israel closes the Niztana and and Karem Shalom border crossings Wednesday following military attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai that killed at least 50 in one of the biggest coordinated assaults in the insurgency-hit province.

Sources indicate that Egypt’s homegrown ISIS contingent may well be trained in Jordan as well and transited through Israel as the recent pattern of attacks supports.

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The Greek Crisis Awaits Other NATO Partners

Finian Cunningham — Strategic Culture Foundation July 2, 2015

One notable consequence of the Ukraine conflict and the ongoing confrontational stand-off between the West and Russia is the dramatic surge in military spending among several European countries.

However, this unprecedented militarisation of economies across Europe portends a disastrous Greek-style future of crippling debt for these same countries. Those most at risk from a future hangover of military overspend in the years ahead include the Baltic states, Poland and the Scandinavian countries.

A Swedish warship searches for a suspected Russian submarine in the Stockholm archipelago lasy October. Click to enlarge

A Swedish warship searches for a suspected Russian submarine in the Stockholm archipelago last October. Click to enlarge

This outcome may indeed explain why Washington and its closest NATO allies have embarked on what appears to be a reckless geopolitical confrontation with Russia. The tensions being stoked from the alleged Russian threat – mainly by Washington – are in turn leading to lucrative weapons sales for the Pentagon and its military-industrial complex.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recently assured that the US-led military alliance “would not get dragged into an arms race with Russia”. But that’s exactly what appears to be underway, at least for the eastern European and Scandinavian members or partners of NATO.

The agenda of confrontation – most vehemently articulated by Washington – is not so much to instigate an all-out hot war between NATO and Russia. Former American ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, last weekend stated that “only a fool would invade Russia”. That admission may actually be an accurate measure of Washington’s calculations. Despite the ongoing aggressive US-led military posturing toward Russia, the real aim may not in fact be the contemplation of a war with Moscow, but rather to create a climate of fear and insecurity from an alleged Russian threat in order to boost military spending of the aforementioned NATO members.

In its latest report on military spending across Europe, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) notes: “The political and military crisis in Ukraine has led to a major reassessment of threat perceptions and military strategies in much of Europe. Increased threat perceptions have led to calls in Europe for higher military spending and, in particular, a renewed commitment by NATO members to spend at least 2 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) on the military.”

Among the increasing military budgets for 2015 compared with the previous year are: Czech Republic (+3.7%), Estonia (+7.3%), Latvia (+15%), Lithuania (+50%), Norway (+5.6%), Poland (+20%), Romania (+4.9%), Slovak Republic (+7%), and non-NATO member Sweden (+5.3%).

Significantly, most of the Western European NATO members are either reducing or freezing their military spending. They include Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Denmark and Spain.

Out of the increased military spenders, Poland has the biggest financial outlay amounting to some $35 billion over the next decade up to 2022. By comparison, the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have much smaller allocations in absolute dollar terms. But what is important here is the scale relative to their much smaller economies.

As SIPRI notes: “In the medium- to long-term, the increase of 80 per cent or more in military spending required by some member states to reach the 2 per cent target is unprecedented for NATO members in peacetime. Since the end of the 1950–53 Korean War, the trend in almost all NATO members’ military budgets as a share of GDP has been downwards or flat, even during periods of increased tension with the Soviet Union.”

The United States as the world’s biggest weapons exporter stands to gain decisively from the enlarged European budgets and markets, from the sale of missile systems, tanks, warships and fighter jets. The added bonus for the Washington-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF) is that if indebtedness of military spendthrift countries ensues then their future economic duress will permit an austerity-driven expropriation of economies for the benefit of Western finance capital. The process is not unlike what has already befallen Greece.

In the deluge of Western media reportage on the Greek debt crisis, one key aspect remains strangely hidden. That is, the fact that Greece’s debt burden of $320 billion has largely been incurred from decades of exorbitant militarism. Some estimates put at least half of the total Greek debt pile – more than $150 billion – down to military spending.

Before the onset of the current debt crisis in 2010, Greece was spending some 7 per cent of its GDP on military, when many other European countries were allocating about 2 per cent. Even now, five years after economic collapse, Greece is still the highest military spender in the European Union – at 2.2 per cent of GDP. Out of the 28-member NATO military alliance, Greece is the second highest such spender after the United States, which allocates about 3.8 per cent of its economic output to military.

The Greek government of Alexis Tsipras and the institutional creditors among the EU, European Central Bank and the IMF have studiously ignored a glaringly obvious option for trying to put Greece’s national finances on a sounder footing – namely, a massive shrinking of the country’s military.

If Greece were to reduce its military spend by half to around 1 per cent of GDP, as in Italy, Belgium, Spain or Germany, that could generate $2 billion in finances that would meet the IMF’s immediate demands and help to avoid the swingeing austerity measures demanded by the EU/ECB/IMF Troika.

But there is a good reason why the Troika of creditors are refusing that option. Greece’s military extravagance over many years has been an absolute goldmine for German, French and American weapons industries. Out of the $150 billion in military spending by Greece during the years up to 2010, 25 per cent of the purchases were from Germany, 13 per cent from France and 42 per cent from the US, according to figures from SIPRI.

It is no coincidence that Greece’s biggest institutional creditors are the German and French governments – standing at a combined $100 billion. Much of the capital lent to Greece was then spent on German and French weapons systems, such as Leopard tanks and Mirage fighter jets, as well as on American F-16s.

In an interview with the Guardian back in April 2012, Greek parliamentarian Dimitris Papadimoulis accused Berlin and Paris of “hypocrisy” because as he explained: “Well after the economic crisis had begun [in 2010], Germany and France were trying to seal lucrative arms deals even as they were pushing us to make deep cuts in areas like health.”

Thus Berlin and Paris were knowingly inflating Greece’s debt, which was being used to provide a major market for their defence industries. That revolving door of finance was also spinning with corruption. In October 2013, Greece’s ex-defence minister Akis Tsochatsopoulous in the previous PASOK government was jailed for 20 years for his part in a bribery case involving $75 million and dozens of other Athens officials. Germany company Ferrostaal was also forced to pay $150 million for its role in the arms racket, which among other things secured the sale of four Class 214 submarines to Greece worth around $3 billion.

The convenient bogeyman in the Greek scenario was Turkey, which invaded Cyprus in 1975, and was portrayed as a perennial security threat to Greece. Washington, Berlin and Paris, along with corrupt politicians in Athens, played up the Turk threat in order to spin the revolving door of loans and military purchases. The sorry end to that scenario is now a Greek debt crisis which is rebounding with economic rape of the country led by the IMF and the EU powers, primarily Berlin and Paris.

One further irony in this modern Greek tragedy is that the alleged Turk threat accentuated by Washington and its European allies, eliciting massive militarisation by Greece, was supposedly attributed to a fellow NATO member – Turkey. Whatever happened to NATO’s Article 5 of collective security during all those years of insecurity?

How much easier then is it for Washington and its NATO allies to present Russia with old Cold War stereotypes as a security threat to eastern Europe and Scandinavia?

And from the surge in military spending by eastern European countries and Scandinavia, that ploy appears to be thriving. The US military-industrial complex and its German, French and British counterparts stand to rake in billions of dollars over the coming years from the junior NATO members who are suitably scared witless from the “Russian spectre”.

But if the history of militarism in Greece is anything to go by, a Greek-style debt crisis is in store for the Baltic states, Poland and the Scandinavians.

US-led NATO protection? More like US-led NATO protection racket.

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Jade Helm: Are Patriots Being Paranoid?

henrymakow.com — July 2, 2015

Ken Anton says Jade Helm is a trial run for extracting US dissidents/patriots and sending them to FEMA camps for rehabilitation or worse.
Makow: I don’t think the Illuminati would want to arouse a gun-owning population of 300 million. But Ken Anton has compiled credible reasons for real concern.
Incident Thursday reported initially as an “active shooter” turned out to be a drill. No shooter. Soon we won’t know the difference between invention and reality.

Dees Jade Helm

By Kenneth Anton — (henrymakow.com)

The government has stated that Jade Helm is just a ‘Military Training Exercise’ taking place in seven or more southwest states for just 2 months from mid July to mid September.
But many skeptics see this incursion by the military into domestic affairs as a prelude to martial law.

SPECIAL AREAS OF CONCERN

Under the Constitution, domestic military operations are banned by Posse Comitatus. Though there have been minor exceptions in the past, Jade Helm represents a dangerous new precedent.
The planned training exercises include simulated extraction of citizens by special forces (who already have extensive real experience). More likely this is a trial run for extracting US dissidents/patriots and sending them to FEMA camps for rehabilitation or worse.
Two months of training exercises by military personnel is one thing, but massive movement of tanks, APC’s, humvees, Mobile Command Centers and weapons storage containers have been reported. This mass movement of artillery to various sections of the nation signifies a permanent military presence.
From Slacker 614, massive convoy of military vehicles by train at Portland OR on 6/13/15.
FEMA and DHS Mobile Command Centers at Fedex facility in Texas – reported by Dahboo7.
Alex Jones Infowars: Marines Training to subdue citizens & herd them into FEMA camps.
Blackhawk Helicopters in active training exercises across the US. See video from Dahboo7.

REAL GOALS OF THIS ‘TRAINING EXERCISE’

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Putin Gobsmacks Uncle Sam … Again

Mike Whitney — Counter Punch June 29, 2015

Here’s the scoop: Two days before the swaggering Sec-Def touched down in Germany, Gazprom announced that it was putting the finishing touches on a massive deal that would double the amount of Russian gas flowing to Germany via a second Nord Stream pipeline. The shocking announcement made it look like the clueless Carter had no idea what was going on and that his efforts to isolate Russia were a complete flop. And, make no mistake; the deal is huge, big enough to change the geopolitical calculus of the entire region. Robert Morley explains what’s going on in a recent article at The Trumpet:

“Once this pipeline is finished, almost all of Eastern Europe can be completely cut out of the gas picture. There will be no need for any gas to transit through Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Hungary or Slovakia.” (Gazprom’s Dangerous New Nord Stream Gas Pipeline to Germany, The Trumpet)

Yep, Ukraine is out and Germany’s in, which means that Washington’s plan to extend US hegemony by driving a wedge between Russia and Europe is down the plughole.

Judo expert Putin has done it again; he waited until the eleventh hour to pull the rug out from under the blustery Carter, and now he’s sitting back enjoying the show. Is it any wonder why Carter’s been running around Europe with his hair on fire? Here’s more from the same article:

“Think of the huge leverage this will give Russia…..Germany may not have much in the way of natural resources of its own, but with Russia’s help, it is becoming an energy hub of Europe! Increasing quantities of Russian gas are flowing through Germany before being distributed to countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Britain. In this way Germany leverages the power of Russia. Western Europe also is becoming dependent on Germany for gas supplies too…

Don’t let the current conflict in Ukraine cloud what is happening. Germany and Russia have a history of secret cooperation—even when headline conflict appears to indicate otherwise. That Germany and Russia would push through such a deal when the West is supposedly sanctioning Russia for its actions in Ukraine speaks volumes.” (“Gazprom’s Dangerous New Nord Stream Gas Pipeline to Germany”, The Trumpet)

Talk about sour grapes! The author would like you believe that US motives in Europe are pure as the driven snow, but are they? Is Washington really afraid of Russian aggression or are they trying desperately to keep the unipolar model intact by separating Germany and Russia? Isn’t that what the sanctions are all about? STRATFOR CEO George Friedman summed up it up perfectly in a recent speech he gave at The Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs. He said:

“The primordial interest of the United States, over which for centuries we have fought wars–the First, the Second and Cold Wars–has been the relationship between Germany and Russia, because united there, they’re the only force that could threaten us. And to make sure that that doesn’t happen.”

Bingo. This is Washington’s strategy in a nutshell, preventing German industry from linking up with Russia’s vast natural resources. That’s the lethal combo that will lead to an integrated Eurasian free trade zone that will dwarf US GDP and put an end to the empire. So don’t believe the baloney about “Russian aggression”. What Washington really cares about is an economic rival that could leave it in the dust. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen when Germany becomes Moscow’s biggest gas station.

Naturally, the Gazprom news left Carter in a bit of a crabby mood, which may explain why he’s been dragging himself from one Capital to the next issuing terse warnings to Putin while promising NATO more weapons, more troops, more joint-maneuvers, and more missiles. And for what? To stop the Cossacks from sweeping across the Steppe and into Baltics? Be serious. Putin’s not going to invade Europe. He wants their business, that’s all. Like we’ve been saying from the beginning; Putin just wants to makes some dough. He wants to pull his economy out of recession, and, yes, beef up Gazprom’s profits. Is there a problem with that?

Nope. In fact, that’s the way the US used to do things, y’know, before they decided it was easier to just blow up stuff and steal whatever they could.

But all this whining about Putin is ridiculous, don’t you think? So he sells gas to Europe. So what? Get over it. No one likes a whiner.

The US did everything in its power to sabotage South Stream, and they succeeded too. Score one for Team USA. But did they really think it would end there? Did they really think that that Putin would just fold his tent and go home for a good cry? Did they really think he was going to walk away from his biggest trading partner and move on to China?

Of course not. Any fool could have seen this coming, so why was the Pentagon caught flatfooted? Don’t they have anyone on the payroll who can figure out stuff like this or are they too busy with their damn wargames? And why is Carter talking about tanks and missiles systems when US trade reps should be looking for ways to cut a deal? Isn’t that the way capitalism is supposed to work or has the US degenerated to the point where it has to incinerate anyone it can’t compete with? It’s pathetic! Here’s a clip from Carter in Europe:

“One of [Putin’s] stated views is a longing for the past and that’s where we have a different perspective on the world and even on Russia’s future, Carter said. “We’d like to see us all moving forward, Europe moving forward, and that does not seem to be his stated perspective.”

C’mon, Carter. Can’t you just man-up and admit the US can’t compete anymore so you’ve decided to start a war instead. Is that so hard to say?

Of course Carter has made every effort to sweep the Gazprom story under the rug and pretend that nothing has happened, but anyone who follows these things can figure it out. The fact is, he got his clock-cleaned by Putin, and not just once either. There was another bombshell on Wednesday that just added a little icing to the cake. Check this out from Oil Price.com:

“Russia’s state-run gas company Gazprom says it has taken a step toward building the Turkish Stream pipeline by securing permission from Ankara to begin surveying waters of the Black Sea for the offshore leg of the project…..Alexander Novak, Russia’s energy minister, says he expects Ankara and Moscow will sign an agreement to build Turkish Stream by the end of June.” (Controversial Gazprom Pipeline Clears Hurdle, Oil Price)

That’s what you call the double whammy! Now Putin’s going to be pumping gas into Europe from both directions leaving Uncle Sam out in the cold. Can you feel those Russian pincers starting to tighten around Europe? Now you can understand why Carter’s been running around Europe with his knickers in a twist; it’s because his glorious divide and conquer strategy just exploded in his face. His only option now is to scrap Plan A altogether and go back to drawing board. What a freaking disaster.

There’s another story that broke during Carter’s euro-junket that’s also worth mentioning. This is from Bloomberg:

“Ukraine will miss a bond coupon payment in July, setting off a default on about $19 billion of debt, as a standoff with creditors shows no sign of abating, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc…

Ukraine is giving creditors a few weeks to accept a proposal that includes a 40 percent writedown to principal before it imposes a debt moratorium, a person familiar with the talks said on June 19.

“Ukraine will not make the July 24 coupon payment and, as a result, will enter into default at that point,” Matheny said of his base-case scenario in the report. “We do not expect the ad hoc committee to accept Ukraine’s latest restructuring proposal.” (Goldman Sees Ukraine Default in July as Debt Standoff Holds, Bloomberg)

Ukraine is busted, are you kidding me? The country that was so critical to US plans for luring Putin into a Vietnam-type quagmire, is headed for bankruptcy? So all that work was for nothing–toppling the government, arming the Nazis, fomenting a civil war, incinerating buildings full of civilians in Odessa, shooting down commercial airliners, and plunging the state into Somalia-like chaotic abyss? It was all just a big miscalculation, a boo-boo; is that it?

Can you see why the United States can’t be trusted as “the guarantor of global security”? Washington destroys everything it touches with its wrecking ball foreign policy; Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. Now it’s destroyed Ukraine. Who’ll be next?

Putin has done us all a favor by throwing a wrench in Washington’s plans and helping to bring the era of imperial overreach to a swift and merciful end. We all owe him a debt of gratitude.

Way to go, Vladimir.

MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com

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Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black Church

Denver CBS local — June 30, 2015


A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church.

Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct.

The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.”

The messages had the congregation on edge.

“We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church, it’s just… I’m speechless,” said Pastor Roland Joyner.

Police said Broughton admitted to posting the flyers but did not explain why he targeted the church.

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Pimp Rolling through the Grand Apocalypse

Reflections in a Petri Dish — July 2, 2015

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet (if you are a dog).
♫Darkness, darkness, be my pillow♫ That’s playing on up out of the subconscious of Metaphor Inferno. I’m giving it an 86, cause it’s got a good beat and you can kill to it. Of course, as has ever been the case, ♫the knee bone is connected to the foot on the neck bone♫ You see the knee bone here and you see the foot on the neck bone here. It doesn’t matter what direction you come out of, you will traverse some variation of darkness being the pillow of the evil dreamers. Then again, if, like myself you are a patterns type but not a seamstress, you are not unable to draw relationships to what has been already linked here …and to origin focal points like this. If you are the sort that does not see patterns, you are caught up in the changing colors, spinning off of those big fabric mill rollers… endlessly spinning …the colors are irrelevant to the cause and condition. You got to go up into the think tank cabals if you want to find out why blood crimson is the prevailing hue.
The, in your face, spectacle of ridiculous nonsense, has no limits. Certainly, you’re going to hear about fantasy gas chambers, already convincingly proven to have not existed. It has been 70 years since the Hollywood concentration camp resorts got closed down. This means if you were ten years old at the time of the closing, you would be 80 now. If you were 10 years old back in their earlier time zone, you would be closer to 90 years old What is easily as magical as the ‘official’ fabricated death count, is the present day, hundreds of thousands, some say millions, of hollogramcaust survivors still pogo sticking up and down on that victim industry trampoline, doing back flips, front flips and even splits for those with the geriatric, pornographic, gymnastic fetish. Meanwhile, the descendants of the architects of the Holodomor, recreational mass murder spree. which is many, many, many times larger than the whole of the WW-2 concentration camp numbers, at least according to the official Red Cross numbers are still at it. The same people also were behind the Soviet mass murders which were many times larger than the Holodomor. Did I just mention this yesterday? Yeah… I did.
Inescapable facts are inescapable facts but they are meaningless if you don’t give a shit one way or another. If you are being ‘groomed’ to get your news from Max Headroom and your history from Professors Beavis and Butthead, you’re a naturalized citizen of Idiocracy. You’re drinking Big Gulp’s of Brawndo and you’re a survivor, just like those survivors already mentioned, of the Great Garbage Avalanche of 2505, except it seems to have happened much earlier. Yes, the great garbage avalanche happened in the past, not in the future or maybe… maybe it has happened in both locations of that same river you can’t step into twice. It makes me think of that short story at the back of Magister Ludi, where the guy goes to mediate on the bank of a river
The level (that’s a palindrome by the way and… ironic too?) of garbage is utterly amazing and tens of millions accept it as their daily ration, individually portioned and segmented into their little sections on the TV dinner tray. It’s all the same garbage, differently colorized. Denial is a trolley car that carries them from one oasis of illusion to another. If you call attention to yourself as someone who does not see, out of the window of the car, what is being streamed for the purpose of deception, but instead see what is actually there, your bus pass gets revoked and your microphone is turned off. That’s how it is at the moment. Big Time Change is before the parole board. He’s coming out of the prison system. Mr Apocalypse hot-rodded his case through the appeals court and he’s about to hit the street. In order for Big Change to get his walking around free card, levers had to be pulled and buttons had to be pushed in the underground factory from whence springs all manifestation, same as foliage comes up out of the ground; same process, different format.
The same old same old goes on for so long as the same blueprints get ferried from wherever the blueprints come from, down to the underground factory, via those pneumatic tubes. Nothing has come down those tubes in a long time that wasn’t some permutation of same old same old. This is because every age of more or less 2200 years (and all of them are) is like a cassette stuck into a tape player or a CD stuck in a CD player. They are programmed but they are multidimensionally programmed. This means there is not just sound on the cassette or CD but also colors and shapes and people in outfits that move along the lines of progressive fashion accidents, in sequence with the particular technologies allocated for the period. You get stone age. You get bronze age and on and on, badly recorded of course but they run on up until a kind of near instantaneous is reached. Everything starts going too fast to get out of the way of it and Materialism flows like molasses, sticky and viscous but muy rapido. Night comes and darkness floods the land of cookie cutter forms, congealing into whatever the morrow brings. The sun comes up and everything is shining and glistening with the dew of the newly manifested. Comes the evening and it is all become shabby but… there’s something about the way the lights hit the surfaces and it don’t look all that bad through the atmosphere of glittering, narcotic dream smoke.
What the same old same old is composed of is not so much the rising and falling of replicating environments… moving to more and more lightweight synthetic compounds out of which the scenery is constructed. It’s consciousness and the shared collective awareness of what is defined as real by the mass mind that wouldn’t know real from a dead Elvis flash mob and that accounts for the slot car, on rails, penitentiary planet we presently inhabit where Ignorance is royalty, swanning about like gangbangers in Eight Ball jackets, pimp rolling through the apocalypse, as it were. Dumbass wears a crown. Dumbass is the emperor. You might think that that isn’t Dumbass up their on the dais. Dumbass is the crowd genuflecting around Dumbass and… you could be right. Dumbass is the crowd and the emperor is whoever is the most corrupt and compromised by the puppeteers that own the currency presses. So… what you actually got is mostly Dumbass and completely Dumbass and then you got the ones that bought up Power and Light. They built the malls and the condos and the golf courses. They closed down the domestic manufacturing zones because they couldn’t squeeze enough profit and they recreated the industrial base in third world countries where life and labor are cheap and the products are unsafe and creations of expedited obsolescence. When you print the money you can do anything you want and when money is your god, you cannot have too much.
Of course, your focus then becomes riveted on the high end returns and that means munitions, advanced weaponry, perpetual war …and all the other things that used to be crimes and still are if you are not a member of the syndicate; for the privileged elite there are no punishable offenses. Disorder is the rule and disorder is a timed explosive. It doesn’t have a fuse. It has an elastic wire and it follows the ‘repent of the pull rule’. It’s like critical mass.
All of those ages we were talking about, they got certain periods in them, sometimes it’s a renaissance and sometimes it’s the 60’s or The Yellow Nineties. Sometimes it’s a Thirty Years war or a world war. Sometimes it’s an industrial revolution and sometimes… sometimes, it’s an apocalypse. Every one of these has got their own rules that come embedded with the cassette. Still, they have a relative similarity and regardless of how liberal it might be in one zone, there is an intensity of the opposite somewhere else. However, with an apocalypse, everything is very different. It might start out slow but, Whoa! It will get up to speed and… when it is a Grand Apocalypse… anything can happen.
It’s a blur out there. The confusion is intense. The noise of the flash bang grenades of sensation is stupefying and I’m guessing that is where Stupid comes from. You can’t expect Stupid to eat right or do much of anything right. For some reason, Stupid is still around but not for long. Stupid has a poor shelf life. So does Clever, when you are in an apocalypse.
We are where we are until we are somewhere else. The latter depends of the former,
Thimk!
End Transmission……..
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Russia: Tit for Tat

Israel Shamir — Veterans News Now June 29, 2015

Hail, fire and brimstone, new sanctions or the US tanks on its borders, Russia takes things in stride. President Putin could adopt the motto of William of Orange: saevis tranquillus in undis, calm amidst the tempest.
NATO bases surround Russia

NATO bases surround Russia

The tempest is all around. American tanks moved into the Baltic states. American warships sail up the Black sea. The EU sanctions against Russia were extended for another six months. Russian assets were seized in France and Belgium. In Syria, Damascus is threatened by the US-armed rebels. Greece wants to embrace Russia, but probably will not dare. Armenia, a small country hidden between Iran and Turkey, just joined the Eurasian Union of Russia-led states, and already there are public disturbances ominously reminding everyone of Kiev 2013. Ukraine is in shambles, sending waves of refugees to Russia. A weaker nation would become hysterical. Putin and Russia remain nonplussed.
I’ll tell you a Missisippi joke. A black criminal and a white criminal are being led to the gallows. The black takes it easy, the white guy weeps. Stop whining, said the black. It’s easy for you to say, retorted the white, you blacks are used to such treatment. Likewise, Russia is used to such treatment since Soviet days, and even since earlier times, for the rivalry between heirs of Rome and the heirs of Constantinople is very old indeed. Now, a short period of détente is over, and it’s back to cold war. Surprise, surprise: the majority of Russians would prefer the West’s hostility of Brezhnev days to their warm embraces in the days of Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Indeed things do improve, with the cold war and the sanctions.
  • The Russian idle rich, bereft of Miami and Côte d’Azur pleasures, pay more attention to their less fortunate fellow citizens. They do not steal less, but spend the loot locally.
  • A most prominent lady, Valentina Matvienko, the Senate Speaker, had been banned from travelling to Europe and the US, so she went for holidays to a Russian resort. She quickly discovered its faults, aside of its considerable charm, and provided the budget needed for improvements. Let them all be banned, was the cry.
  • Russian cheese makers could never compete with French or Italian ones in the liberal, open-markets-and-borders Russia of yesteryear. Came sanctions, and in the span of six months they almost doubled their output. Their cheaper cheeses are now freely available, while previously supermarkets preferred to stock expensive foreign cheeses.
  • The Army needs hardware to defend the Motherland, and advanced Russian industry gets more orders from the Ministry of Defence. Factories and workers laid off or semi-retired get a new life, foreign customers queue up, the rouble is steadied. Young men get some purpose beyond watching telly and complaining.
  • A feeling of national pride – after the terrible humiliations of being unheard and taken-for-granted in Yugoslavia, Ukraine and elsewhere – comes back.
  • Infrastructure is brought up-to-date. Moscow gets a new hundred miles of bicycle paths, parks are well attended. The capital city is clean and shiny despite the stretch of heavy rains.
  • Now you understand why Russians are in favour of sanctions. They are quite supportive of the government and of the president, whose American-agency-measured ratings reached an unheard-of 89%. 
  • It’s not that the Russians want war, but they are tired of their country being pushed to the wall, as they see it.
  • They do not want an Empire for themselves, but they want to be heard and their demands considered. And they want their government to make their erstwhile partners, present adversaries, pay for each anti-Russian action.
Among the very popular retaliatory steps of the Russian government, there is the full termination of transfer arrangements for the NATO troops occupying Afghanistan. President Putin in his first term, in 2001, was an enthusiastic supporter of the US; so after the American invasion of Afghanistan he offered Russian assistance with the transfer of equipment to and from that country. Now, almost 15 years later, this shortest and easiest route to Kabul has been cut; the Americans have to shift their heavy weaponry through Pakistan mountain passes where they are ambushed by the guerrillas with a long experience of fighting invaders from Alexander the Great to Brezhnev.
Russians liked the tit-for-tat decision to ban dozens of Western politicians from entering Russia, as a response to Western banning of Russian politicians from entering Europe. Perhaps Russia is not the world’s most popular holiday destination, but surprisingly, the ban did hurt. The very idea of a Russian active response took the Europeans by surprise: they never thought the Russians have the means or guts. Squeaks of excluded Western public figures were music to Russian ears.
Regarding the Ukrainian crisis, there are many who dream of Russian tanks racing to Kiev and restoring civil peace to the troubled Ukraine, but this dream will remain unfulfilled while Putin believes there are other, peaceful ways to solve the problem. Still, the Soviet-style obsessive peace-mongering and fear of war gave way to a more vigorous attitude to war as a forced but unavoidable necessity of life. The soul-numbing mantra of “everything is better than a war” finally has been dropped.

On May 9th celebrations of the 70th V-day were most lavish ever in people’s memory, and provided citizens with a chance to view the newest Russian military toys. This year, the Russians stressed their victory rather than their victimhood, suffering and losses. The victory has been perceived as a Russian victory over Europe, not only over Germany; for practically all European nations from France, Spain and Italy to Hungary and Bulgaria fought on Hitler’s side against Russia. This is true, but this truth was rarely mentioned until this year. Faded Russian hopes of Europe supporting Russia’s independent policies for its own benefit gave place to recognition that the European leaders are as obedient to Washington as their predecessors were to Berlin.
Slowly, oh so slowly the Russian giant remembered days of his youth, the battles on the Volga River and the sack of Berlin. These memories made him laugh over threats of Frau Merkel and Mr Obama.
© Sputnik/ Vladimir Pesnya Western Isolation of Moscow Helps Putin, Opens New Opportunities for Russia

© Sputnik/ Vladimir Pesnya Western Isolation of Moscow Helps Putin, Opens New Opportunities for Russia

Just after the war parade on May 9th, millions of civilians marched the streets carrying photos of their fathers and grandfathers, the soldiers of the War. This was absolutely unexpected: neither I nor other observers and journalists, foreign or domestic, predicted an event of such magnitude. The city of Moscow planned for ten thousand participants; fifty times more, over half a million marched in Moscow alone, twelve million all over Russia.
This unprecedented act of solidarity for Russia had sent seismic tremors through the whole society. Many marchers carried the picture of the victorious war-time leader, Joseph Stalin. He is far from being generally loved, but anyone whose mentioned name can make fat cats and their apologists shake with rage cannot be wholly bad. People call for returning his name to Stalingrad, the place of the great battle, renamed by Khrushchev. Putin is not keen on that step, yet.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2R) speaks with China's President Xi Jinping during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. Russia marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe on Saturday with a military parade, showcasing new military hardware at a time when relations with the West have hit lows not seen since the Cold War. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (2R) speaks with China’s President Xi Jinping during the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. Russia marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe on Saturday with a military parade, showcasing new military hardware at a time when relations with the West have hit lows not seen since the Cold War. REUTERS/Host Photo Agency/RIA Novosti ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

The towering presence of the Chinese President Xi at the May celebrations signified an historic realignment with China: a sea change in Russia’s policies. Its connection with China grows stronger every day. This is a new attitude: previously, Russians and Chinese were suspicious of each other, even after overcoming the hostility of late Soviet days. Pro-Western Moscow liberals snubbed the Chinese and planned for an American-led war against China. Now this dream (or nightmare) is over. We are not yet back to 1950s, when Mao and Stalin established their ties, but close to it.
Some eight hundred years ago Russia had been in a similar situation, being hard pressed by the West. The Pope blessed a Crusade against them, demanding they accept Western hegemony and give up their Byzantine Christianity. Then, Prince Alexander preferred to accept the Mongol patronage of Genghis Khan’s successors rather than submit to the Western diktat. His gamble worked out: Russia retained its own way, and the plucky Prince was sainted by the Church as St Alexander Nevsky. The Russians still feel that using Easterners’ support is less dangerous for the Russian soul than complying with the Western demands.
Could it be that Putin, a native of St Petersburg who cherishes his European contacts, speaks four foreign languages fluently (none of them Chinese), will repeat the deed of St Alexander and realign Russia eastwards? This would be a huge loss for Europe, as the Old Continent will become an American colony in all but name.
The Neva and St. Petersburg

The Neva and St. Petersburg

St Petersburg, the city of St Alexander’s last repose, is definitely a European city, west-facing as opposed to east-facing Moscow. It is most delightful in June, the month of White Nights, when it basks in light, cool and lucid light at day and soft and milky light at night, while lilac bushes in full bloom, dressed to kill, gaze into aquatic mirror for channels and rivers criss-cross the Northern Capital of Russia so a stream is never too far. The old Imperial glory still rests on the shores of the Neva River.
This was the heart of the Russian Empire until Lenin shifted the government seat back to the old capital, to Moscow. That’s why, during the Soviet years, Petersburg (or Leningrad, as it was called then) did not suffer much from massive low-budget housing programmes that disfigured Moscow.
Arnold J. Toynbee

Arnold J. Toynbee

The British historian Arnold Toynbee (all but forgotten due to his anti-Zionist stand) said the move to Moscow ‘’embodied the reaction of the Russian soul against the Western Civilization’’. Putin’s presidency, he would say, embodied a pro-European shift of the Russian soul. Could (what some Russians view as) Europe’s betrayal cause Putin part ways with Europe, instead?
I saw him at the recent International Economic Forum in St Petersburg. At the Forum, Putin did very well: calm, he kept his poker face, answered every question sincerely, he never became irritated or visibly annoyed. He calmly dealt with the crisis of the seized Russian property. His people would prefer if he were to thump his fist and seize French and Belgian assets. Instead, he promised to deal by legal means through European courts.
He came to St Petersburg after a very successful trip to Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan where European Games provided a chance to meet and confer at length with Presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan. None of Western leaders showed up, but these rulers of the Orient were quite satisfied with their own company.

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Summing it up, President Putin speaks softly. If he carries a big stick, he does not flash it around. He does not act heartbroken because of some Western unpleasantness. It seems he is working hard for alternative arrangements but he wants to postpone painful decisions as long as possible. Eventually he may be forced into a strategic alliance with China, which will further undermine Europe’s remaining independence.
However, things are not black-and-white. Russia is interconnected with the West in many unexpected ways. The most implacable enemy of Russia is the former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. His wife has been banned from visiting Russia. At the same time, Bildt was appointed an advisor to a Russian oil company, belonging to the second-richest oligarch of Russia, Michael Friedman. Friedman, one of the seven original oligarchs of Yeltsin’s days, began as a ticket tout. He lavishly spends on Jewish education. His Alfa Bank tried to stop production of the new Russian tank, Armata by bankrupting the armour-building factory. Friedman is friendly with Putin. So much for the simple image of the ruthless Russian dictator, sworn enemy of Jewish oligarchs.
Indeed Russia remains liberal, and Russian liberals copy American liberals, mutatis mutandis. They treat Putin like their US counterparts treated Bush II, though by their choice of vocabulary you’d think he is a Kim Jong Il. Newspapers are free to slight Putin, and they use their freedom to utmost. Theatre directors insert anti-Putin philippics into monologues of classic plays replete with attacks on the Church. Cinema stresses poverty and abuse in his realm just like Jim Jarmusch. But ordinary people like Putin as Bush II was popular in the Red states. They would like him even more were he to give the Americans a double tit for their tat, but meanwhile Putin prefers to do with token retaliation.

First published in the Unz Review

Israel Shamir can be contacted at adam@israelshamir.net

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The Care and Feeding of a Financial Black Hole

By Dmitry Orlov — paulcraigroberts.org July 1, 2015

A while ago I had the pleasure of hearing Sergey Glazyev—economist, politician, member of the Academy of Sciences, adviser to Pres. Putin—say something that very much confirmed my own thinking. He said that anyone who knows mathematics can see that the United States is on the verge of collapse because its debt has gone exponential. These aren’t words that an American or a European politician can utter in public, and perhaps not even whisper to their significant other while lying in bed, because the American eavesdroppers might overhear them, and then the politician in question would get the Dominique Strauss-Kahn treatment (whose illustrious career ended when on a visit to the US he was falsely accused of rape and arrested). And so no European (never mind American) politician can state the obvious, no matter how obvious it is.
The Russians have that pretty well figured out by now. Yes, maintaining a dialogue and cordial directions with the Europeans is important. But it is well understood that the Europeans are just a bunch of American puppets with no will or decision-making authority of their own, so why not talk to the Americans directly? Alas, the Americans too are puppets. The American officials and politicians are definitely puppets, controlled by corporate lobbyists and shady oligarchs. But here’s a shocker: these are also puppets—controlled by the simple imperatives of profitability and wealth preservation, respectively. In fact, it’s puppets all the way down. And what’s at the bottom is a giant, ever-expanding, financial black hole.
Do you like your black hole? If you aren’t sure you like it, then let me ask you some other questions: Do you like the fact that your credit cards still work, or that you can still keep money in the bank and even get cash out of an ATM machine, or that you are either receiving or hope to eventually receive a pension? Do you like the fact that you can get useful things—food, gas, airline tickets—for mere pieces of paper with pictures of dead white men on them? Do you like the fact that you have internet access, that the lights are on, and that there is water on tap? Well, if you like these things, then you must also like the financial black hole, because that’s what’s making all of these things possible in spite of your country being bankrupt. Perhaps it’s a love-hate relationship: you love being able to pretend that everything is still OK even though you know it isn’t, and you wish to enjoy a bit more of the business-as-usual before it all goes to hell, be it for a few more days or another year or two; but you hate the fact that eventually the black hole will suck you in, after which point things will definitely… suck.
In the United States, so far the black hole has been sucking in individual families (although it does sometimes suck in entire cities, like Detroit, Michigan, or Bakersfield, California, or Camden, New Jersey). With the help of the fraudulent mortgage racket, it sucks in houses, and spits them out again encumbered with bad debt. With the help of the medical industry, it sucks in sick people and spits them out again, bankrupt. With the help of the higher education racket, it sucks in hopeful young people, and spits them out as graduates, with worthless degrees and saddled with mountainous student debt. With the help of the military-industrial complex, it sucks in just about anything and spits out corpses, invalids, environmental damage, terrorists and global instability. And so on.
But the black hole can also suck in entire countries. Right now it’s busy trying to suck in Greece, but it’s having a hard time with it, because Greece is, of all things, a democracy. This has the black hole’s puppets in quite a state at the moment, and starting to clamor for “regime change” in Greece, so that Greece can be made to capitulate before the black hole gets hungry.
The way the black hole sucks in entire countries is as follows. If the black hole doesn’t have enough to suck in for a period of time, it gets hungry and makes the financial markets go into free-fall. The financial instruments of countries that happen to be farther away from the black hole—out on the periphery—fall faster. In search of a “safe haven,” money floods out of these countries and into the “core” countries that are clustered tightly around the black hole—the US, Germany, Japan and a few others. The black hole gobbles up this money, but is then hungry for more. But since the periphery countries are now financially too weak to resist, they can easily be turned into black hole fodder. This is done by saddling the country with a foreign debt it can never repay, then forcing it to keep making payments against this debt by making it a condition for maintaining a financial lifeline—keeping the banks open, the ATMs stocked, the lights on and so on. To be able to make the payments, the country is forced to dismantle its society and economy through the imposition of austerity, to privatize everything in sight turning it into collateral for more loans, and to surrender its sovereignty to some transnational organizations, such as the IMF and the ECB, which are directly involved in the care and feeding of the black hole.
Who is in charge of all this? you might ask. If all there is is the black hole, the puppets charged with its care and feeding, and its hapless victims, then who is making the decisions? Well, it turns out that the black hole is sentient. But it is also very, very stupid. And the way it enforces its will is by destroying the minds of its puppets—by making them unable to understand certain things. However, stupidity is a double-edged sword, and in enforcing its will in this manner the black hole also thwarts its own purpose.
For example, some time ago the black hole happened upon a rather large item it wanted to suck in, but couldn’t. The item is called Russian Federation. It controls a huge territory that is full of all sorts of natural resources the black hole would love to turn into loan collateral and suck in. The problem is that it is full of Russians, who are a difficult people for the black hole’s puppets to deal with. They keep telling the puppets to please keep their toes on the other side of that red line over there, and if they don’t then click goes the safety on their guns, precluding further discussion.
This situation calls for negotiation, but the black hole, which, as I mentioned, is very, very stupid, has just one negotiating tactic. It makes its demands, and then waits for the other side to capitulate. If that doesn’t work, it applies pressure: imposes sanctions, attacks the currency, complicates financial transactions, arrests the country’s foreign assets and so on—and waits for the other side to capitulate. And if that doesn’t work either, then the country gets bombed to rubble by NATO or, if NATO doesn’t want to come along, by the US alone. That generally works, but in the case of Russia it doesn’t. But the black hole, if you recall, is very, very stupid, so it keeps trying anyway. As it does, the minds of its puppets get really warped, to a point where they don’t understand what’s going on at all.
For example, everybody knows by now that pressuring Russia doesn’t work: according to Newton’s Third Law, every action produces an equal and opposite reaction, and Russia is big enough that pushing it doesn’t cause it to move at all—it just causes whoever is pushing it to hurt themselves. It’s like trying to shift the Earth’s orbit by jumping off a chair while keeping your knees locked—which is a good ploy if you are clamoring for medical attention. In fact, the Russians are rather grateful for the sanctions, because now they have a reason to finally get serious about investing in domestic economic development and self-sufficiency. But the puppets, having had their minds warped by the black hole, cannot see that, so they just keep pushing, wrecking their own economies in the process.
Since the sanctions don’t work, it is time to exercise the military option. Doing so requires concocting a casus belli—a reason to go to war. The black hole does this by hallucinating: Russia invaded Crimea!—sure, a few hundred years ago, and has been there ever since, most recently based on an international agreement, but never mind! (Oh, and legally Crimea was never actually made part of the Ukraine because Nikita Khrushchev botched the paperwork when handing it over.) OK, never mind that, but then Russia invades the Ukraine!—on every day that has the letter “D” in it, but it’s very sneaky and withdraws its troops before anybody can snap a single picture of them there. OK, never mind that either, but then Russia is poised to invade Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and maybe Poland too. Invade how? You mean like take a bus to the music festival in Jūrmala? Consider it done, but the festival is already over and the invading music fans are back home. OK, never mind that either. But the puppets keep saying “Russian aggression!” over and over again. It’s the brain damage caused by proximity to the black hole. Look at this poor guy, for instance. He keeps flapping his lower jaw, going “Russian aggression! Russian aggression!” while trying to self-soothe by fondling the rump of his imaginary pet cow. God help him.

Photo here: http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-care-and-feeding-of-financial-black.html

Back to the real world: the poor puppets are unable to understand that there is no military option when it comes to Russia: it’s a nuclear power with an excellent strategic deterrent, a well-defended territory, and no aggressive intentions against anyone. But the puppets, with their warped minds, cannot see that, and so they pile various kinds of obsolete military junk along Russia’s borders, and are even threatening to bring into Europe the entirely obsolete Pershing medium-range nuclear missiles. They are obsolete because the Russians now have the S-300 system with which to shoot them all down. The military option just isn’t going to work, but don’t tell that to the puppets—they cannot absorb such information without sustaining further neurological damage.
Back to Greece: tiny Greece certainly isn’t mighty Russia, but it nevertheless refused to capitulate to the demands of the black hole. It was asked to completely wreck its society and its economy as a condition for maintaining its financial lifelines from the IMF and the ECB. Most inconveniently for the black hole and its puppets, Greece is not some obscure “third world” country peopled by dark-skinned people you wouldn’t want your daughter to marry, but a European nation that is the cradle of European civilization and democracy. Greece managed to elect a government that tried to negotiate in good faith, but the puppets don’t negotiate—they demand, threaten and cause damage until they get their way—or until their heads explode.
This one will be interesting to watch. If the black hole does succeed in sucking in Greece, then which country is next? Will it be Italy, Spain or Portugal? And, as that process continues, at what point will enough people say that enough is enough? Because when they do, the black hole will shrivel up. It’s not a real black hole that’s made up of incredibly dense matter—so dense that its gravitational field traps even light. It’s a fake black hole, made up of everyone’s combined greed. It has greed at its core, and fear all around it, and it sustains itself by feeding on fear. If it can continue sucking in people, families and entire countries, it can keep the greed at its core alive, but if it can’t, then the greed will also turn to fear, and it will shrivel up and die. And I hope that when it dies all of its brain-damaged puppets will snap out of it, realize how deluded they have been, and go find something useful to do—farm sheep, grow vegetables, dig for clams…

Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and a writer on subjects related to “potential economic, ecological and political decline and collapse in the United States,” something he has called “permanent crisis” http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.uk

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America’s Multinational Ramadan Assault

Tony Cartalucci — New Eastern Outlook June 30, 2015

ISIS supporters and flags. Click to enlarge

ISIS supporters and flags. Click to enlarge

It is not hard to fathom who on Earth possesses both the resources and the motivation to coordinate multiple, horrific militant attacks, ending scores of lives and provoking both fear and anger on a global scale such as seen during the recent Ramadan attacks that unfolded in France, Tunisia, Kuwait, and reportedly in China’s western Xinjiang region.

Only a few nations on Earth possess the operational capacity to run coordinated, multinational operations such as this. Only one axis among them has the motivation to do so.

The Attacks 

In Tunisia, nearly 30 were killed in a brazen attack targeting British tourists with assault rifles. Tunisia, which had been for years a bastion of stability in an otherwise troubled region, saw street demonstrations and violence during 2011 amid the wider US-engineered “Arab Spring” which sought to overturn regional political orders in favor of those selected by Wall Street and Washington. After briefly ousting Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power, his allies appear to have made a comeback. With their rise back to power, Al Qaeda and now the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) have conveniently stepped up operations within the country to match.

Tunisia is in close proximity to Libya, a nation destroyed by NATO’s intervention in 2011, and one that has become a hotbed of terrorist activity, particularly in the nation’s eastern most region where the US has been literally running weapons to Al Qaeda militants both in Libya and as far as Syria via NATO-member Turkey. With US-backed terrorists flowing from Libya to as far as Syria, it is clear that this terrorist nexus possesses the necessary logistics to carry out operations in neighboring Tunisia as well.

Another 27 were killed when a Saudi national with a bomb strapped to himself detonated it at a Shia’a mosque in Kuwait. This fits a recent pattern where what little Al Qaeda/ISIS activity that exists in Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf autocracies, is aimed not at the ruling regimes – all stalwart, long-standing allies of the United States and Great Britain – but against Shia’a targets in what is a clear escalation of a proxy war targeting Iran and its regional allies.

A bizarre murder unfolded in France as well, with a suspect apparently decapitating his employer and leaving the severed head at a chemical plant he attempted to crash a vehicle into. The suspect had been well known to security agencies for previous terrorist activity, but allowed, perhaps even coaxed to carry out this latest, fatal attack – a familiar pattern that fits nearly all terrorist attacks carried out in Europe and North America, including the most recent attacks proceeding this latest episode in France itself.

And finally, in China’s Xinjiang region, the US State Department’s “Radio Free Asia” reported at least 18 were killed in an attack carried out by Uighur terrorists. As a side note, the US State Department added in a tasteless attempt to justify the terrorism, claiming that:

Turkic-speaking minority Uyghurs have complained about pervasive ethnic discrimination, religious repression, and cultural suppression by Chinese authorities.

Despite this, it is confirmed that Uighur terrorists have joined the ranks of ISIS in Syria, have received training, and are returning home to China to carry out terrorist attacks. The Lowy Institute’s Interpreter magazine in an article titled, “Tough choices for Beijing following execution of Chinese ISIS militants,” admits:

The involvement of Chinese citizens in ISIS is increasingly under scrutiny. Just two weeks ago, Malaysia’s Home Minister confirmed that 300 Chinese militants had used his country as a transit point to join ISIS. Three weeks ago, Chinese authorities arrested 10 Turkish nationals for providing false passports to alleged terrorists from Xinjiang.

And once again, US support can be found throughout the region in which these terrorists are based in western China. The US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED) even goes as far as listing China’s Xinjiang region as “East Turkistan,” a fictional name for the client state the US and its terrorists hope to carve out of Chinese territory.

The Motivation 

It is clear that ISIS is not carrying out these attacks in the hopes of “winning” its war, but instead, to seemingly perpetuate it, expand it, and even push it into so-far spared regions of the planet. The attacks in France and Tunisia served only to anger and frighten European populations who will in turn, only support further foreign wars aimed at “fighting ISIS” but conveniently accomplishing all of Wall Street and Washington’s other goals along the way.

The attack in Tunisia in particular, was another stroke aimed at the ruling government. The attacks in Kuwait were aimed directly at the only viable opposition that threatens the US-backed regime in Kuwait City. Similar attacks have been made in Saudi Arabia itself, aimed not at the US-proxy regime, but at its opposition.

In China it is clear that the United States supports Uighur terrorists and their ambitions to carve off a large portion of China to create a client state the US can further strengthen its encirclement strategy versus Beijing. The US State Department openly funds the political wings of these terrorist groups and fully backs their separatist rhetoric.

It appears that only the United States and its hegemonic ambitions stood to gain from the otherwise senseless violence perpetrated this Ramadan. Its enemies have been directly attacked, and its allies given further justification for military adventures abroad. And not coincidentally, it is only the United States and its vast, criminal intelligence community that possess the operational capacity and network of proxies necessary to organize and execute such large scale and conveniently timed attacks.

The Ramadan attacks serve as a warning that modern-day imperialism is alive and well. Its methods of projecting hegemony are both direct and indirect. With terrorism so potent a weapon, it is assured that this modern empire will continue employing it for as long as it is profitable.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook”

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Black Civil Rights Icon: The Problem is Blacks Killing Other Blacks, Not the Confederate Flag

Paul Joseph Watson — Prison Planet June 30, 2015

Black civil rights icon and former Mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young says that debate over the Confederate flag is a divisive non-issue which completely distracts from the real problem – the fact that 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks.

Young is widely recognized as a prominent activist for the African-American civil rights movement, having been a personal friend and supporter of Martin Luther King. Young marched with King in Selma, Alabama and was with King when he was assassinated. He was also instrumental in pushing through the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Young, a former Democratic Congressman, was also the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and served as President of the National Council of Churches USA. He cannot be dismissed as an “Uncle Tom” or an apologist for right-wing Republicans.

In an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta, Young skewers the politically correct outrage mob that has targeted the Confederate flag in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting, asserting that the elimination of southern heritage will do nothing to address the problems faced by black people today.

“The challenge for us is not to wipe out our past history but to learn to live together in the future,” said Young.

“I would never trade the flag for a single job,” he added. “The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the flag. The fact is that 93% of black people killed are killed by other black people. So black lives matter. Let us start believing that we matter.”

Young refers to statistics on black crime that people have been lambasted as racists for even mentioning which illustrate that the biggest threat to black people is not police brutality or racist white people, but violence within the black community itself.

Those same statistics show that black people commit over half of homicides despite making up only 13% of the population.

Rather than focusing on a divisive symbol – the Confederate flag – Young urges Americans to rally behind the message of unity and healing that was embraced by the Charleston community in the aftermath of this month’s shooting.

Respondents to Young’s comments were impressed with his message.

“Amen Mr. Young, now if your principles would just rub off on the crazies like Sharpton, Jackson, and Obama,” wrote J.W. Binion.

“The most rational display of opinion I have seen,” added Ken Davis.

“Perhaps due to his stature and the respect he commands some on the left will listen and cooler heads will prevail,” noted Larry Farlow.

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In Case You Still Have A Drop Of Sympathy Toward JVP

Gilad Atzmon — gilad.co.uk July 1, 2015

Rabbi Alissa Wise

Rabbi Alissa Wise

The following is a compendium of duplicitous and manipulative Judeo centric statements that illustrate precisely what many of us dread to admit – liberal Jews are not the solution; they are the core of the problem. These quotes are taken from a transcript of Rabbi Alissa Wise’s speech to a Christian Pro Palestinian organisation- Friends of Sabeel, North America Conference in Vancouver, BC, April 2015.
Rabbi Alissa Wise is not a Zionist zealot, she is much worse – a supremacist Jew dressed in dove’s clothing. Rabbi Alissa Wise is also JVP’s Director of Campaigns.
Rabbi Wise’s full gruesome diatribe can be found here: http://palestiniantalmud.com/2015/06/09/rabbi-alissa-wise-at-friends-of-sabeel-na-conference/

The Holocaust

In order to prepare the Christian crowd at Friends of Sabeel for the brutal emotional sodomy ahead, Rabbi Wise realizes that she must lubricate the minds and souls of her Christian listeners with some Jewish victimhood. The primacy of Jewish suffering must be proclaimed and recognized by all. The Holocaust is the Rabbi’s natural point of departure.
“At that Jewish Day School,” says the Rabbi, “education about the Nazi Holocaust was a centerpiece of our learning. In High School, I visited Auschwitz, Majdonek and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps with my Jewish youth movement. We were told stories of how the Christian world was complicit in Nazism and their crimes. I sobbed and wailed at each visit to the camps, horrified and disturbed. I knew then my life would be about interrupting today’s violence and hatred however I could.”
The Christians at Friends of Sabeel are then rewarded by their rabbinical master for being kind to the Jews. “I see you all working hard to get out from underneath the history of Christian violence against Jews.”
Once granted partial absolution from their ‘history of Christian violence,’ the flock is ready. Now the Rabbi can lead her sheep through the peculiar universe of Jewish Liberal solidarity.

United Against Anti Semitism

As you might anticipate, the Rabbi insists upon enlisting the Friends of Sabeel in the fight against anti Semitism. In the Jewish Liberal universe you can’t save the Palestinians unless you first vow your allegiance to the Jews.  But let’s find out what anti-Semitism is in the eyes of JVP’s director of campaigns.
“Anti-Semitism, just like other forms of oppression, lumps all Jewish people together and assigns us a set of characteristics. Some of the stereotypes we hear include: Jews are rich, Jews are stingy, Jews are smart, Jews control the media, or Jews are to blame for whatever the current crisis is.”
In The Wandering Who I delve into the fascinating relationship between Jews and Jewish stereotypes.  Though many Jews are happy to identify themselves as Jews and proudly display their Jewish symptoms, Jews are often offended when a reference is made to them as Jews or to their Jewish symptoms.
Jews are amongst the richest and most influential people in the world. The Jewish media brags about it on a daily basis. Jews also brag about their Nobel prices and their dominance in academia, media and culture. Yet, for some reason it is forbidden for the Goyim to look into these topics. Both ADL and the JVP Rabbinical council are determined to stop it.
“Anti-Jewish sentiment,” the Rabbi continues, “has always served the interests of classism and white supremacy, by placing Jews as middle agents and scapegoats for the crimes of the ruling classes, thus obscuring the structural nature of injustices.”
Is it true? Were Jews ‘placed’ as ‘middle agents’ or, if true, was it a role that was determined by their own culture, religion and by their own choice? According to Israel Shahak it is the Jewish religion that drove Jews into such a role in society.  Was it the crimes of the ‘ruling classes’ that made Jews hated by the European working classes in the 1930’s? Is it the crimes of the French ‘ruling class’ that makes Jews hated in France at the moment?  The shameless Rabbi constructs an imaginary history, probably hoping that none of the Christians in the room are brave enough to confront her spin.
Apparently, the vast overrepresentation of Jews in media, finance, political lobbying and culture is not enough as far as the rabbi is concerned. She wants to see more Jewish influence.
“Despite the lack of structural barriers for Jews in the US, we still live in a country whose dominant culture is Christian. Many Jews in the US and Canada still feel very much like the “other” in society, as do other non-Christian people.  These feelings are real, and not easy.”
Did it occur to the Rabbi that it is more than likely that Jews are attached to their ‘Otherness’? They cling to it and won’t let it go regardless of their achievements and relative success. This is probably the kernel of the Holocaust fetish that has made it into dominant religion. In reality, it is the American people who are Otherized by Jewish cultural hegemony.

United Against Christianity

Watch Rabbi Wise Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg7H1ZW_wB8

The Rabbi has a lot of very clever ‘challenging’ suggestions for her Christian listeners:
 “To that end, I offer a challenge to you all as Christians in this movement: what can you all do to confront and address Christian hegemony in the world, and in our work organizing for justice?”
The Rabbi, who just a few minutes earlier insisted that looking at Jews in the media, banking and politics is anti Semitic, is now telling the Christians to examine “ways Christian dominance manifests in our media, educational systems, and pop culture.”
If it is kosher to talk about ‘Christian dominance’ why is it anti Semitic to explore Jewish domination? Is it because the Rabbi believes that Jews are somehow chosen and their cultural and political symptoms are beyond criticism or scrutiny? Or is it because in Rabbi Wise’s mind the American Christians are already ‘Otherized’ and excluded from the discussion?
Here Rabbi Wise attempts to alert her Christian listeners to their  ‘domineering powers’:
“Have you ever been given a school vacation or paid holiday related to Christmas or Easter when school vacations or paid Holidays for Ramadan or the Jewish High Holidays were not observed?”
Apparently reducing Christmas into a commercial holiday was not enough to appease our Jew liberals at JVP. The Rabbi has a point here – if ‘turning the other cheek’ is a part of their religious practice, why don’t these Christians just submit once and for all?
“Are public institutions you use, such as offices, buildings, banks, parking meters, the post office, libraries, and stores, open on Fridays and Saturdays but closed on Sundays?”
The Rabbi is correct again. Israel is a very successful economy. It is closed for business on Sabbath and open on Sunday. Why can’t the Americans just copy the Israeli business model?
“Is the calendar year you observe calculated from the year designated as the birth of Christ? “
Believe it or not, I agree with the Rabbi once again. If the Holocaust is our new official religion, shouldn’t we make the liberation of Auschwitz into our year zero? Accordingly every historical date should be re-calibrated as BA (Before Auschwitz) or AA (After Auschwitz). Christ accordingly was born 1945 BA. The Palestinians were expelled from their Land on year 3 and so on. I am starting to like this idea.
“Have you ever seen a public institution in your community, such as a school, hospital, or city hall, decorated with Christian symbols (such as Christmas trees, wreaths, portraits or sculptures of Jesus, nativity scenes, “Commandment” displays, or crosses)”
The Rabbi is right again. This desperate attempt made by hundreds of millions of Christians to celebrate their heritage achieves very little except to annoy the Jews. Why can’t these Christians just love their Jewish neighbours as they claim to do and just burn their own Churches and symbols voluntarily?

Liberal Jews And Their Many Privileges

Choseness is a very problematic Jewish concept, and here the Liberal Jews have far surpassed their Zionist twins. Rabbi Wise is obviously an uber chosenite.
 “For those of us who are Jewish in the movement, we strongly feel the obligation – strategically and morally – to speak out when false charges of anti-Semitism are used to tar the movement.”
Here we go, the application of ‘anti Semitism’ is faulty unless the charge is made by a liberal Jews or JVP members.
“As Jews we often find ourselves in a position of privilege in this realm.  Partially this is because Jews can be the most effective at rebutting the accusations of anti-Semitism which can paralyze BDS efforts, and partially because our overall place in society, and our perceived connection to Israel, gives us greater credibility by society at large than Muslim, Arab, or Palestinian people.”
Our JVP Rabbi has anointed herself as the ultimate decider of who and what is kosher and allowed in the movement. Clearly, she is better qualified than the Palestinians whose rights have been demolished. This is the true contribution of our Jewish allies – a kosher thought police. This fake progressive rabbinical cleric is openly admitting that she is privileged but instead of disowning it, she celebrates her privilege to the hilt. This is the real meaning and manifestation of Jewish supremacy. The Rabbi expects the Christians in the room to disown their cultural ‘hegemony’ while at the same time she brags about her symptoms and privileges.
And if you want to grasp, once and for all what ‘Jewish universalism’ is all about, just take it from the Rabbi’s mouth.
“As progressive people who are part of a social justice movement who should model the change we want to see in the world — we all need to speak out to make sure that everyone’s full humanity is respected in all cases and at all times.”
So please tell us dear Rabbi, how many Goyim are members of your Jews-only JVP’s board? When the Rabbi refers to herself and JVP as ‘progressive people’ she is basically referring to the welcoming attitude towards Jewish trans gender, Jewish gays, Jewish bi sexual, Jewish transsexual, Shemale Cantors and female Rabbis with facial hair, etc.’ The Goyim are somehow left out of that ‘universal synagogue.’  In truth, I can’t think of any gentile sick enough to join this form of morbidity, not even for Palestine.
Towards the end of her scandalous tribal supremacist rant the Rabbi decided to teach her subservient Christian audience how to differentiate between kosher speech and an anti Semitic rant.
This is kosher speech:
“A clear criticism of Israel would be: Israel has a repeated and on going record of human rights offenses.”
But, this is an anti Semitic slur:
“A way to say this same idea in a way that reflects anti-Semitic sentiment, even unwittingly, would be to say: “Israel is a worse humans rights violator than most or all other countries.”
Hang on Rabbi, Israel IS a worse human rights violator than most or all other countries. If you don’t agree with that, why are you wasting the time of Friends of Sabeel who support Palestine?
According to the Rabbi the following is kosher:
“the corporate media provide one-dimensional, sensationalized coverage, usually biased toward whatever side the US government is backing – when they cover it at all.”
And here is the what the Rabbi regard as an anti-Semitic’ rant:
“The media, controlled by Zionists, never talks about the plight of Palestinians.”
Hang on again. The media IS controlled by Zionists. The Rabbi is spinning again and she is doing it consciously. The rabbi is making peculiarly sophisticated argument. It is Jewish interests and Jewish sensitivities that dominate Western media. Through the back door, Rabbi Wise attempts to sanitize the dissident discourse of arguments against Zionism.
With such Jewish ‘allies’, the Palestinians don’t need enemies?
According to the JVP rabbi, complaining that  “many Israeli soldiers justify their actions toward Palestinians by saying they are just following orders,” is super kosher.
But declaring that  ‘Israelis are just like Nazis,’ is evil and anti Semitic.
First, I would like to remind the Rabbi that Nazi soldiers and officers also followed orders. Would such an elementary equivalence be enough to vindicate the Germans once and for all?
Like the Rabbi, I also oppose to the banal repeated attempt to equate Israel with Nazi Germany.  As a part of my parody act I strongly oppose it because ‘it gives Nazis bad name.’ On a serious note, the argument positions the National Socialist regime as the ultimate evil and lets the Jewish State off the hook. Comparing Israel with Nazi Germany sustains the primacy of Jewish suffering by referencing the Holocaust religion.
Israel is a democracy and, as such, its crimes reflect on the entire society, something that cannot be said about National Socialist Germany.

Moral Bankruptcy

“What is hateful to you, do not do to others.” The Rabbi tells her Christian listeners in an attempt to mimic ethical thinking. A bit of Hutzpah on the Rabbi’s Part.  As we saw above, in her talk, the Rabbi continuously did just that- She insisted that looking at Jewish domination is hateful (anti-Semitic) while criticising ‘Christian domination’ and culture. Maybe this is the right time to advise Rabbi Wise that Christians do not dominate America or the West, they are actually the dominant group. Can the rabbi accept that it is totally natural for dominant groups to celebrate their cultural heritage in the open? Even if the Jews are upset by it?
The rabbi finalises her diatribe of lies with a uniquely delusional observation.
“My work alongside Christians is an important challenge to those dangerous and disempowering messages I learned growing up. I no longer believe Jews are inevitably alone in the world, but in fact quite the opposite. I now see just how much we are there for each other.”
Here the Rabbi is wrong. The Jews are more lonely than ever and a Rabbi lying to a Christian audience for 90 minutes won’t help. The more powerful the Jews become, the more fearful they become of the possible consequences of their actions. Jewish fear of anti Semitism is fuelled by the Jewish acknowledgment that anti Semitism is a reaction to Jewish bad behaviour. And yet, it is peculiar that neither Rabbi Wise nor JVP leadership detect the Jewish supremacist tone in Rabbi Wise’s speech. Once again, it was Ned Rosenberg, the JVP dissenter who insisted that I look into this obscure tribal chauvinist diatribe.
But there is something that must be said about the Christians at Friends of Sabeel. The fact that they tolerated this infuriating Jewish exceptionalist speech for 90 minutes and didn’t lynch the Rabbi on the spot proves that the Christianity may well be what it claims to be – tolerant and forgiving.

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Turkey prepares Syria invasion to break ISIL … and the Kurds

Introduction — July 1, 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during an earlier parliamentary debate over Syria in whixh he argued for direct militart intervention. Click to enlarge

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during an earlier parliamentary debate over Syria in which he argued for direct militart intervention. Click to enlarge

The possibility of Western military strikes against Syria has suddenly loomed into view again. Following the alleged Islamic State terror attack in Tunisia Prime Minister David Cameron is reported to be about to ask MPs to vote on whether to extend air strikes on the group’s strongholds in Syria.
Meanwhile Turkey is preparing to send troops into northern Syria where, it is claimed, they will carve out a “buffer zone” for refugees from the fighting. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled and a “buffer zone” would be set up under the auspices of an international relief mission.
Turkey’s President Erdogan has proposed using an international force to protect the “buffer zone” from Islamic State insurgents.
Neither scenario will be welcomed by Syria, particularly as both Britain and Turkey have been implicated in arming and supplying Islamic State militants in their fight to oust President Assad.
As such both proposals are likely to be seen pretexts to further a covert Western campaign to bring about regime change in Syria.
Similar proposals for international intervention followed the Al Ghouta attack, until it became evident that the attack had been carried out by western backed “Syrian rebels”.

Turkey prepares Syria invasion to break ISIL … and the Kurds

Richard Spencer — The Telegraph June 30, 2015

Turkish tanks near the border with Syria. Click to enlarge

Turkish tanks near the border with Syria. Click to enlarge

Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised a change in the rules of engagement agreed by the Turkish parliament to allow the army to strike at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as well as the Assad regime, according to local newspapers.

The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and against ISIL, but Mr Erdogan has also suggested that the main target of the intervention, if it goes ahead, will be to prevent the emergence of a Kurdish state on Turkey’s doorstep.

The Syrian Kurdish militia, the YPG, has established dominance in a border strip across the north of the country in recent months.

“We will never allow the establishment of a state in Syria’s north and our south,” Mr Erdogan said at the weekend. “We will continue our fight in this regard no matter what it costs.”

Turkey has urged the creation of a buffer zone protected by international forces in the north of Syria ever since the civil war sent hundreds of thousands of refugees across the border.

That figure is approaching two million, making Turkey the single largest host of refugees of any country.

But until now it has refused to countenance “going it alone” in intervention in Syria. The plans were discussed in a meeting of the national security council Monday night. Following Mr Erdogan’s speech, Turkish media were briefed on new orders being given to the military to prepare to send an 18,000-strong force across the border, with some reports saying the move could take place as early as Friday.

The troops would seize a stretch of territory 60 miles long by 20 deep, including the border crossings of Jarablus, currently in ISIL hands, and Aazaz, currently controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) but under attack from ISIL.

The buffer zone would kill several birds with one stone. As well has allowing Turkey to establish refugee camps not on its soil but under its protection, it would prevent the two current zones of Kurdish control – from Kobane to the Iraq border in the east, and Afrin in the west – from joining up.

The Turkish establishment is hostile to the YPG, as an offshoot of the PKK guerrilla group which has fought for autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for four decades.

The zone would also allow Turkey more easily to control the flow of weapons and fighters into Syria, something that critics say it has not done well enough, encouraging the rise of ISIL.

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The Coming Judgements and Liberation of the Avatar

Smoking Mirrors — July 1, 2015

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
Ahroooooooooooooo!!!
We’ve mentioned professional ‘hot legs sex shill reporter’, Abby Martin before. A couple years ago she jumped on Putin over The US financed, neo con orchestrated, Ukrainian coup, while working for RT. I’m guessing RT is only occasionally some form of veritas alternative press. This time she has come out in a full frontal exposure of who her paymasters are. They’re feeling the heat over there in the Rothschild, Crime Syndicate, Banking Nation.
It’s okay to expect a small town super market cashier or an Iowa farmworker not to be aware of the massive fabrications of the Holocaust Industry but to understand that a journalist, whose job it is to uncover political, cultural and historical inconsistencies, can be as completely (seemingly) ignorant as Abby Martin is, well… that is a stretch and a half. What makes such enforced denial even more outrageous is how she could also be ignorant of the Oligarch Jewish Banker responsibility for the tens of millions killed in Soviet Russia by the Jewish Cheka and who also murdered up to ten million in the Holodomor and another couple million, give or take, in the Armenian mass murder escapade; mere pocket change by comparison with their long haul of death and deprivation across the centuries. Have there EVER been predators and murders like this? Sure, the Mongol Khans did pretty well in the death numbers game, though they can’t approach these monsters for reach and longevity. They did impress this genetic strain enough to forge an alliance, including intermarriage and god knows what kind of dark rituals as well.
One can be forgiven for not knowing the difference between Tartars and Mongols and Khazars. History is constantly being rewritten at the request of those who own the publishing media …and the likelihood of being published if you stray from the party line is slim and none. The last paragraph of this short essay is revealing. There is no real difference between Tartars and Mongols. They’re just different tribes and one absorbed the other some time ago; same with the Khazars and you can throw the Turks in for good measure, which adds something more than coincidence to the fact that it was The Young Turks who were behind the Armenian slaughter and, of course, The Young Turks are Tribe members. As wacky as Brother Nathaniel can appear on occasion, he usually has his facts in order. You’ll note the name Kaganovich from that short essay earlier.
Murder and enforced torment is the bread and butter of these demons and they are hot at it today as ever they were; in Palestine, in Syria, in Yemen (through the crypto faction that call themselves Saudis), in Iraq, in Libya, in Egypt, in The Ukraine and in all those countries whose stability has been lost through Soros color revolutions. This is beyond dispute. You have to admit they have a strong appearance of power because everyone from The Pope on down to the fecal footsoldiers world wide, who march through the steaming sewage of lies shat out upon lies, are all under the command of this world’s version of Sauron. It’s not possible to get our heads around the sheer scale of the abuses being performed by these blood stained clowns. It goes on and on and on.
We live today in an apocalypse where all of these things are being revealed around the world. They know this and they are frantic to suppress the revelations but it will do them no good. Their time has come and what shape the judgment will take, I could not begin to guess. There’s nothing accidental going on. If it is hard to see in operation well, that’s the point. Also… the closer one is to the situation in terms of being a principal in the matter, the less likely one is to catch on. It’s how those people who think they are smarter than anyone else are actually not very smart at all. When you press with incredible force to come into the limelight and do not catch on to the fact that it means you are exposing yourself before the eyes of the whole world… that isn’t smart all all.
The world is upside down. What seems to be the heights of attainment are actually prison cells. What seems to promise freedom delivers bondage. It’s how the world works in any time. It is especially how the world works in these times. Consonant with that, the drive toward acquisition is ratcheted up to a fever pitch. It’s like the most intense pornographic videos playing inside their heads while they are also high on meth. I don’t know if you know how intensely that amplifies it all and I haven’t engaged in that particular cocktail but I’ve heard reports of those who have. It is like a whirlwind of fire in the mind and all those so motivated and infatuated are beyond reason. It is the road to certain death and they are pedal to the metal and you would see a grinning skull through the windshield because that is just what it is and that is just how it is but they don’t see it. They only see the bodies they are crawling over on their way to inescapable judgment and they are doing it in broad daylight with the cameras running but the fever is all consuming. It is a ravenous parasite that devours the one overwhelmed. It s the moth to a flame. It’s a cocaine orgasm in the mind but it’s not a narcotic. It’s generated by the host body, activated by infernal entities and it doesn’t let up until one has left the building, which is why you never see any of them undergoing an attack of conscience.
Of course there is more to it than that but we’re just making outlines in the sands of time and though you can measure the passage of time with sand, time does not make it’s temporarily lasting impressions out of it. Imagine if you will, the kind of Karma invested in the bank of future experience by these wiz kids. Look at all these wars and those responsible for them. How long is it going to take to pay that back, with interest? My advice to anyone is to do your best to be a decent human being. If that means living on the edge of desperation, that desperation is temporary. Meanwhile, you are accruing Karma too. It’s all karma here except for those with jivanmukti status.
Here is a little something that may have meaning or may only be something along the lines of The Harmonica Virgins. Notice of this was sent in by a reader. Is there a Star of Bethlehem association? If so, would this not somehow be connected to the long prophesied Return of the Christ. That makes sense given that the avatar cycle is carried out in roughly two thousand year cycles. That would be very good news if true. Sooner or later, everything we keep expecting from one sign and wonder or another will prove to be accurate. You know it’s coming. I know it’s coming. It’s been a painful ride watching the last gasp of the psychopaths seemingly, endlessly parade across the screen of existence. It’s all been for a very good reason. Things have to be done a certain way on the manifest. That’s just how it goes.
I’ve been mad (on occasion) at the cosmos and the luminous intelligence that micro manages the falling of every leaf and sparrow. It has been brief but it has happened. So, I understand the continuing reactionary sound bytes from those who come around here chirruping about, “What kind of a God would permit yadda yadda.” This can all be chalked up to the incomprehensibility of the divine. We attempt to measure the mind and motivations of the divine with the poor and rudimentary tools we possess and… make no mistake that this is how it is. Unfortunately, for the majority of people, recognizing the degree of their personal ignorance and absolute truth that they do not know. Understanding that one does not know is a truly liberating thing. It wins the attention of the divine who knows everything that can be known and this eventually leads to one having access, through grace, to the mind of the almighty on every occasion where one might need to know anything and where the possession of such knowing is permitted. It’s win win or it’s lose lose.
The divine is a comedian, as much as many another thing …and the management of our awareness is a full time concern How we come to learn and understand what we do is determined by our resistance to it; by the level of our arrogance, by all sorts of things and it is far far better to be without these than to be carried along on the river of existence because the almighty uses all of us for the purpose of demonstration and that can be kinder and gentler or not… or not.
There are many examples. Cardinal Wolsey comes to mind;
“Farewell! a long farewell, to all my greatness!
This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honours thick upon him;
The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,
And, when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
His greatness is a ripening—nips his root,
And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured,
Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,
This many summers in a sea of glory,
But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride
At length broke under me and now has left me,
Weary and old with service, to the mercy
Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.
Vain pomp and glory of this world, I hate ye:
I feel my heart new open’d. O, how wretched
Is that poor man that hangs on princes’ favours!
There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to,
That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin,
More pangs and fears than wars or women have:
And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
Never to hope again.”
This -and similar- applies to many who walk among us today, blithely indifferent. There are powerful reasons for seeking after the possession of deep humility and a true perspective on one’s self and one’s actual powers and importance. We should measure ourselves against the sun and recognize what a small star that is and recognize the presence of that far greater spiritual sun that Swedenborg spoke of.
Nothing that happens here is by accident and nothing is without its own connection to cosmic justice. You can come to your wits end arguing about it. It is far better to accept that you do not know and make the best of it all that you can make, by doing the best that you can manage in every little circumstance that presents its opportunity to you. More will be revealed as you go. Insisting that you know better and the idea that you would do better is foolish and not knowing this is a certitude that will be a attended by all the pain and suffering necessary to bring it to your attention. It’s how it works. You can scream and yell and jump up and down but it will amount to nothing. There is a reason that the wise are often silent.
Darkness is coming for the servants of darkness driven to a certain sector of the Ring Pass Not by the servants of light.
End Transmission…….
Sunday’s radio broadcast is up now.
Visible sings: ♫ When Darkness Falls ♫
When Darkness Falls’ is track no. 5 of 11 on Visible’s 2001 album ‘God in Country’
Lyrics (pops up)

 

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US To Begin the Invasion of Syria.

Tony Cartalucci — New Eastern Outlook June 26, 2015

Washington Policymakers Call for the Division, Destruction and Military Occupation of Syria

Unbeknownst to the general public, their elected politicians do not create the policy that binds their national destiny domestically or within the arena of geopolitics. Instead, corporate-financier funded think tanks do – teams of unelected policymakers which transcend elections, and which produce papers that then become the foundation of legislation rubber stamped by “legislators,” as well as the enumerated talking points repeated ad naseum by the corporate-media.

Such a policy paper has been recently written by the notorious US policy think-tank, the Brookings Institution, titled, “Deconstructing Syria: Towards a regionalized strategy for a confederal country.” The signed and dated open-conspiracy to divide, destroy, then incrementally occupy a sovereign nation thousands of miles from America’s shores serves as a sobering example of how dangerous and enduring modern imperialism is, even in the 21st century.

Pretext ISIS: US Poured Billions Into “Moderates” Who Don’t Exist

By all accounts, including Western think-tanks and corporate-media, ISIS territory includes corridors that lead up to NATO-member Turkey’s borders, as well as US-ally Jordan’s. Both nations host a significant number of US military personnel as well as CIA and special forces contingents. Clearly ISIS is a creation and perpetuation of the West, subsiding on a steady stream of supplies streaming from these two bases of operation. Click to enlarge

By all accounts, including Western think-tanks and corporate-media, ISIS territory includes corridors that lead up to NATO-member Turkey’s borders, as well as US-ally Jordan’s. Both nations host a significant number of US military personnel as well as CIA and special forces contingents. Clearly ISIS is a creation and perpetuation of the West, subsiding on a steady stream of supplies streaming from these two bases of operation. Click to enlarge

The document openly admits that the US has provided billions in arming and training militants fed into the devastating and increasingly regional conflict. It admits that the US maintains – and should expand – operations in Jordan and NATO-member Turkey to provide even more weapons, cash, and fighters to the already catastrophic conflict.

It then recounts the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS), but fails to account from where its money, cash, and weapons came. It should be obvious to readers that if the United States has committed billions in cash, weapons, and training on multiple fronts to alleged “moderates” who for all intents and purposes do not exist on the battlefield, a state-sponsor of greater magnitude would be required to create and sustain ISIS and Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra Front who Brookings admits dominates the “opposition” uncontested.

In reality, ISIS’ supply lines lead right into US operational zones in Turkey and Jordan, because it was ISIS and Al Qaeda all along that the West planned to use before the 2011 conflict began, and has based its strategy on ever since – including this most recent leg of the campaign.

The US Invasion of  Syria

After arming and funding a literal region-wide army of Al Qaeda terrorists, the United States now plans to use the resulting chaos to justify what it has sought since the beginning of the conflict when it became clear the Syrian government was not to capitulate or collapse – the establishment of buffer zones now called “safe zones” by Brookings.

These zones once created, will include US armed forces on the ground, literally occupying seized Syrian territory cleared by proxies including Kurdish groups and bands of Al Qaeda fighters in the north, and foreign terrorist militias operating along the Jordanian-Syrian border in the south. Brookings even admits that many of these zones would be created by extremists, but that “ideological purity” wound “no longer be quite as high of a bar.

The US assumes that once this territory is seized and US troops stationed there, the Syrian Arab Army will not dare attack in fear of provoking a direct US military response against Damascus. The Brookings paper states (emphasis added):

The  idea would be to help moderate elements establish reliable safe zones within Syria once they were able. American, as well as Saudi and Turkish and British and Jordanian and other Arab forces would actin support, not only from the air but eventually on the ground via the  presence  of  special  forces  as  well. The  approach would  benefit  from  Syria’s open desert  terrain  which  could  allow  creation  of  buffer  zones  that could  be  monitored  for possible  signs  of  enemy  attack  through  a  combination  of  technologies, patrols,  and other methods that outside special forces could help Syrian local fighters set up.

Were Assad foolish enough to challenge these zones, even if he somehow forced the withdrawal  of  the  outside  special  forces,  he  would  be  likely  to  lose  his  air power  in ensuing  retaliatory  strikes  by  outside  forces,  depriving  his  military  of  one  of its  few advantages over ISIL.Thus, he would be unlikely to do this.

In a single statement, Brookings admits that the government of Syria is not engaged in a war against its own people, but against “ISIL” (ISIS). It is clear that Brookings, politicians, and other strategists across the West are using the threat of ISIS in combination with the threat of direct military intervention as a means of leverage for finally overrunning and seizing Syria entirely.

The Invasion Could Succeed, But Not for US Proxies

The entire plan is predicated on America’s ability to first take and hold these “zones” and subsequently mesh them into functioning autonomous regions. Similar attempts at US “nation building” are currently on display in the ravaged failed state that used to be North Africa’s nation of Libya, Syria’s neighbor to the southeast, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and the list goes on extensively.

The folly of this plan both in attempts to use non-existent credibility and military will to actually implement it, as well as in terms of those foolish enough to place their trust in a nation that has left a swath of global destruction and failed states in its wake stretching from South Vietnam to Libya and back again, can be described only as monumental.

This strategy can almost certainly be used to finally destroy Syria. It cannot however, be used to do any of the things the US will promise in order to get the various players necessary for it to succeed, to cooperate.

Almost certainly there are measures Syria, its allies Iran and Hezbollah, as well as Russia, China, and all other nations facing the threats of Western hegemony can take to ensure that US forces will not be able to take and hold Syrian territory or ultimately succeed in what is essentially an invasion in slow motion. Already the US has used their own ISIS hordes as a pretext to operate militarily within Syrian territory, which as predicted, has led to this next stage in incremental invasion.

An increase in non-NATO peacekeeping forces in Syria could ultimately unhinge Western plans altogether. The presence of Iranian, Lebanese, Yemeni, Afghan, and other forces across Syria, particularly bordering “zone” the US attempts to create, may offer the US the prospect of a multinational confrontation it has neither the political will, nor the resources to undertake.

The ability of Syria and its allies to create a sufficient deterrence against US aggression in Syria, while cutting off the logistical lines the US is using to supply ISIS and other terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq will ultimately determine Syria’s survival.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazineNew Eastern Outlook”

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Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters

Introduction — June 30, 2015

The Israeli government has been providing medical assistance to wounded "Syrain rebels" for more than a year. In February, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited to a military field hospital in the Golan Heights medical facility where wounded "Syrian rebels" werebeing treated. He is pictured here with Defence Minister Ya'alon.

The Israeli government has been providing medical assistance to wounded “Syrain rebels” for more than a year. In February, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited to a military field hospital in the Golan Heights where wounded “Syrian rebels” were being treated. He is pictured here with Defence Minister Ya’alon on the far right. Click to enlarge

We’ve been reporting for some time that Israel has been providing medical assistance to “Syrian rebels” fighting to oust President Assad. Now Israel’s Defence Minister has finally got round to admitting as much.
On Monday Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon, pictured right with Netanyahu and a wounded “Syrian rebel”, acknowledged that Israel has been providing medical assistance to those fighters wounded in the struggle to oust the Syrian president.
What Moshe Ya’alon didn’t say however, was that many of these so-called “Syrian rebels” are known to be on amicable terms with ISIS. In fact most of them are not even Syrian but radical Sunnis from around the world who are fighting to establish a Caliphate in what is now Syria and Iraq. In other words they are fighting for an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Ed.

Israel acknowledges it is helping Syrian rebel fighters

Raphael Ahren — Times of Israel June 29, 2015

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to Syrian rebels, thus keeping the Druze in Syria out of immediate danger. Israeli officials have previously balked at confirming on the record that the country has been helping forces that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

During a briefing with Israel’s diplomatic correspondents at the IDF’s headquarters in Tel Aviv, Ya’alon said that Israel’s ongoing humanitarian assistance to Syrian rebel fighters, a source of growing conflict between Israel and its own Druze population, safeguards the minority population in Syria.

“We’ve assisted them under two conditions,” Ya’alon said of the Israeli medical aid to the Syrian rebels, some of whom are presumably fighting with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. “That they don’t get too close to the border, and that they don’t touch the Druze.”

The Druze on Israel’s side of the Golan, Ya’alon charged, acted “irresponsibly” last week by attacking an Israeli ambulance carrying wounded Syrian rebel fighters. One person was killed and another wounded during what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu termed a “lynching.” The person in the Israeli ambulance was not affiliated with the al-Nusra Front, and his death would provoke calls for revenge, Ya’alon asserted.

Israel has treated over 1,000 wounded Syrians in its hospitals since the onset of the civil war in 2011.

Israel will continue to act with sensitivity regarding the Druze, Ya’alon said. “On the other side — the rebels on the other side feel that we’re acting sensitively,” he said.

Israel has provided humanitarian assistance to wounded Syrian fighters located near the shared border since the civil war stated, the defense minister said. He said that such aid is extended under two conditions – that the fighters don’t let Islamic extremists to get close to the border, and that they don’t hurt the local Druze population.

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Coastal UK residents at ‘high risk’ of deadly asteroid tsunami, scientists warn

Russia Today — June 30, 2015

Falling meteor. Click to enlarge

Falling meteor. Click to enlarge

Britain is at “very high risk” of an asteroid tsunami that could kill hundreds of thousands of people living near the coastline, scientists have warned.

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed software capable of predicting where asteroids are likely to fall.

Scientists found that although Britain is unlikely to be hit directly by an asteroid, it is at risk of deadly waves caused by an asteroid impact in the Atlantic or North Sea.

The announcement coincides with World Asteroid Day, an event co-founded by Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Dr Brian May to raise awareness about the importance of monitoring space rocks.

Experts are currently aware of 500 asteroids in the solar system with the potential to strike Earth. While a total of 13,000 have been discovered and logged, there are thought to be a million asteroids in the solar system.

PhD student Clemens Rumpf has developed a software program called ARMOR, which calculates the risk of asteroids hitting Earth and their likely site of impact.

Britain was found to be at high risk of an asteroid tsunami because it is an island with lots of coastline.

Image by the University of Southampton

We can now calculate where they could impact and the damage that would be caused so that we could get evacuation plans in order,” Rumpf said.

When an asteroid strikes, one of the biggest problems is a tsunami. Britain is an island with lots of coastline, and lots of people living there, so it is a risk,” he added.

Scientists hope the new software could be used by organizations like the United Nations to prepare for potential asteroid impacts.

A map depicting asteroid danger spots shows a high risk zone running through Europe, encompassing Spain, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Western Russia.

The data factors in population levels, making southeast Britain one of the most at-risk areas on the map.

The United States is largely risk-free, except for Florida and Louisiana, while Eastern Australia is particularly high risk.

Hugh Lewis, senior lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southampton, said: “It’s very easy to be flippant because of the Hollywood effect but it is a real risk. When you look at global vulnerability Britain is at very high risk. You might think that is odd because we are a very small country but we have a high population density on the coastline so that means we are vulnerable to an impact in the Atlantic Ocean.

Small asteroids are hitting the Earth all the time, and even if we don’t [get] anything large, we are still likely to have tens of thousands of people dying in the next 85 years. It has a similar death toll to other natural disasters.

Lewis added: “This new software not only allows us to see where an impact is likely to happen but we also simulate what might happen if we tried to deflect it, such as by using a spacecraft to give it a slow push in space.”

The last major asteroid to strike Earth was in 1908, when a space rock hit Siberia with the energy of 1,000 atomic bombs.

Due to the sparseness of the area nobody was hurt, despite 80 million trees being felled over an area of 830 square miles.

Researchers estimate if the asteroid had struck London it is likely to have killed everyone within the M25 motorway that rings the capital.

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Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight

David Axe — War is Boring June 29, 2015

A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy’s own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January.

“The F-35 was at a distinct energy disadvantage,” the unnamed pilot wrote in a scathing five-page brief that War Is Boring has obtained. The brief is unclassified but is labeled “for official use only.”

The test pilot’s report is the latest evidence of fundamental problems with the design of the F-35 — which, at a total program cost of more than a trillion dollars, is history’s most expensive weapon.

The U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps — not to mention the air forces and navies of more than a dozen U.S. allies — are counting on the Lockheed Martin-made JSF to replace many if not most of their current fighter jets.

And that means that, within a few decades, American and allied aviators will fly into battle in an inferior fighter — one that could get them killed … and cost the United States control of the air.

The fateful test took place on Jan. 14, 2015, apparently within the Sea Test Range over the Pacific Ocean near Edwards Air Force Base in California. The single-seat F-35A with the designation “AF-02” — one of the older JSFs in the Air Force — took off alongside a two-seat F-16D Block 40, one of the types of planes the F-35 is supposed to replace.

The two jets would be playing the roles of opposing fighters in a pretend air battle, which the Air Force organized specifically to test out the F-35’s prowess as a close-range dogfighter in an air-to-air tangle involving high “angles of attack,” or AoA, and “aggressive stick/pedal inputs.”

In other words, the F-35 pilot would fly his jet hard, turning and maneuvering in order to “shoot down” the F-16, whose pilot would be doing his own best to evade and kill the F-35.

“The evaluation focused on the overall effectiveness of the aircraft in performing various specified maneuvers in a dynamic environment,” the F-35 tester wrote. “This consisted of traditional Basic Fighter Maneuvers in offensive, defensive and neutral setups at altitudes ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 feet.”

The F-35 was flying “clean,” with no weapons in its bomb bay or under its wings and fuselage. The F-16, by contrast, was hauling two bulky underwing drop tanks, putting the older jet at an aerodynamic disadvantage.

But the JSF’s advantage didn’t actually help in the end. The stealth fighter proved too sluggish to reliably defeat the F-16, even with the F-16 lugging extra fuel tanks. “Even with the limited F-16 target configuration, the F-35A remained at a distinct energy disadvantage for every engagement,” the pilot reported.

“Insufficient pitch rate.” “Energy deficit to the bandit would increase over time.” “The flying qualities in the blended region (20–26 degrees AoA) were not intuitive or favorable.”

The F-35 jockey tried to target the F-16 with the stealth jet’s 25-millimeter cannon, but the smaller F-16 easily dodged. “Instead of catching the bandit off-guard by rapidly pull aft to achieve lead, the nose rate was slow, allowing him to easily time his jink prior to a gun solution,” the JSF pilot complained.

And when the pilot of the F-16 turned the tables on the F-35, maneuvering to put the stealth plane in his own gunsight, the JSF jockey found he couldn’t maneuver out of the way, owing to a “lack of nose rate.”

The F-35 pilot came right out and said it — if you’re flying a JSF, there’s no point in trying to get into a sustained, close turning battle with another fighter. “There were not compelling reasons to fight in this region.” God help you if the enemy surprises you and you have no choice but to turn.

The JSF tester found just one way to win a short-range air-to-air engagement — by performing a very specific maneuver. “Once established at high AoA, a prolonged full rudder input generated a fast enough yaw rate to create excessive heading crossing angles with opportunities to point for missile shots.”

But there’s a problem — this sliding maneuver bleeds energy fast. “The technique required a commitment to lose energy and was a temporary opportunity prior to needing to regain energy … and ultimately end up defensive again.” In other words, having tried the trick once, an F-35 pilot is out of options and needs to get away quick.

And to add insult to injury, the JSF flier discovered he couldn’t even comfortably move his head inside the radar-evading jet’s cramped cockpit. “The helmet was too large for the space inside the canopy to adequately see behind the aircraft.” That allowed the F-16 to sneak up on him.

In the end, the F-35 — the only new fighter jet that America and most of its allies are developing — is demonstrably inferior in a dogfight with the F-16, which the U.S. Air Force first acquired in the late 1970s.

The test pilot explained that he has also flown 1980s-vintage F-15E fighter-bombers and found the F-35 to be “substantially inferior” to the older plane when it comes to managing energy in a close battle.

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Dr. Benjamin Spock- Did Subversion Start in the Cradle?

henrymakow.com — June 30, 2015

Dr. Benjamin Spock

Dr. Benjamin Spock

As a baby boomer, my life was warped by Illuminati ‘social engineering’ (perversion & dysfunction.) And it wasn’t only feminism and sexual “liberation.” It began in the cradle. My father didn’t let my mother feed me when I was hungry. Naturally, I grew up feeling unloved and I made trouble. However, was this really Spock’s teaching? According to this obit, he didn’t advocate a rigid feeding schedule or letting babies cry. Another outline of his teachings also sounds pretty benevolent. The fact the Illuminati media hyped Spock raises suspicion. Are they distorting his true legacy now? Was he a positive or negative influence? Is this attack on him in terms of the Jewish Conspiracy valid? We need to study his writing from this perspective.
Dr. Wu Tao-Wei is a pseudonym for Gregory Delaney, aka Banjo Billy, owner and editor of the Bamboo Publishing Company, based out of Saratoga, California since 1998. This article is a bit of a hoax yet the fact that it is plausible makes it worth considering.

by Dr. “Wu Tao-Wei” — Dr. Benjamin Spock – Seducer of Mommy and Child (Abridged by henrymakow.com)

When I first began my studies of Western Medicine and Culture, I read one of the books that was famous in America as being the ultimate in paediatric wisdom and family guidance — “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care” (1946.)
his book is what the mothers of the “Baby Boomer” generation had studied in order to raise up the present generation of dysfunctional families, homosexuals, transgender perverts, criminals, drug addicts as well as the ordinary people in present day America. So, of course, I was interested in how these mothers managed to do such an excellent job.
After reading the book, I was very much puzzled that a book full of such bad advice could reach such high esteem as to have sold over 30 million copies since 1946. And as the years passed, I continued to be puzzled because there didn’t seem to be any reason why such advice would be deemed so valuable. But as the years went by, I began piecing together the puzzle as I learned of how the Jews control the publishing business and the Medical Monopoly. And the final piece recently fell into place after I read “Jewish-Communist Brainwashing Techniques”.
Beginning just after World War Two, Dr. Spock’s system of baby and child care was promoted by the Jewish publishers and physicians as the ultimate guide for young mothers. It was written by a young Dr. Benjamin Spock who had learned from a Jewish paediatric college how to raise children.
And of course, his studies included a hefty dose of that great Jewish quack and pervert known as Sigmund Freud. Freud’s usefulness in the destruction of Western Culture was not lost on his fellow Jews so you will find his books also well advertised and widely distributed.
Not having any children of his own at that time, Dr. Spock gained his vast knowledge of how children are to be “cared for” from Freudian psychology [from] his Jewish professors.
This was very embarrassing to Dr. Spock. But along with his publishers, he managed to overcome this minor inconvenience. And in a 1986 interview that “My book’s main effect was that parents realized they didn’t have to intimidate their children the way I was intimidated as a child by my sternly disapproving mother.” [SF Chronicle, 3/17/86]

HOW THE CHINESE RAISE THEIR YOUNG

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