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?

Obama seeks 34 million blank green cards, work permits

Kenric Ward — Watchdog.org Oct 21, 2014

obamabillThe Obama administration wants 34 million blank work permits and green cards as the White House prepares to issue an executive order on amnesty after the November election.

An online solicitation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services seeks vendors that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages.

If the numbers reported by Breitbart.com on Monday are correct, they are vastly larger than official estimates of 12 million illegal residents in this country.

“There aren’t enough federal employees from here to Pluto to do adequate background checks on 34 million,” said Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Dane told Watchdog.org that President Obama appears “to be getting his ducks in a row” before legalizing illegal residents by executive fiat.

“It’s another petulant display of contempt of Congress,” he said.

A USCIS official told MailOnline the solicitation for green cards was published “in case the president makes the move we think he will.”

But the official said the agency is not yet committed to buying the materials.

David North, a policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, said Monday’s disclosure was par for the course.

“It is ironic that the lesser details of this operation, the purchase of ID documents via public announcements and competitive bidding, are all done strictly by the book. But the substance — the proposed legalization of millions of people without congressional authorization — is handled in a dubious, if not down-right illegal manner,” North said

Dane said Congress should “cut off funding” for the blank documents that would pave the way to legal residency and citizenship.

Kenric Ward is a national reporter for Watchdog.org and chief of its Virginia Bureau.

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Is Actress Justified to Feel “Violated”?

Jennifer Lawrence. “At the time it was very difficult for people to see me as a woman, or sexy, or beautiful,” she told The Times. “I was just the Winter’s Bone [movie] wilderness-type girl. And so I did the Esquire shoot and it was a good career move.” Lawrence added that she has no qualms about flaunting her sexuality, as her career always comes first.

Henry Makow Ph.D. — henrymakow.com Oct 20, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence. Esquire cover. Click to enlarge

Jennifer Lawrence. Esquire cover. Click to enlarge

Recently, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was screaming blue murder because someone had hacked into the Cloud and posted her private naked pictures online. The same thing happened to other stars including Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Kaley Cuoco, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian.
“It’s not just a scandal. It’s a sex crime,” she told Vanity Fair (November 2014). “It’s a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.”
She can’t believe that people are so “thoughtless, careless, inhuman and empty” to look at those stolen photos and try to profit from this “violation.”
“Anybody who looked at those photos, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame.” To her friends and family, she says, “I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”
The 24-year-old actress who makes $10 million per film added, “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
She is speaking out “and hopefully helping anyone who’s been violated in this kind of way.” It’s not OK for “other women and girls to just let it happen because it isn’t.”

NO SHAME

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‘Even animals don’t do it’: Kobani siege survivors on ISIS brutality

Russia Today — Oct 19, 2014

Islamic militants take part in a military parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Click to enlarge

Islamic militants take part in a military parade in Syria’s northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Click to enlarge

A Kurdish activist and his wife, who have witnessed ISIS atrocities in Kobani for several months and documented some on photo and video, met RT’s Murad Gazdiev to speak about what they’ve seen.

Bazran Halil, a Kurdish rights activist and freelance journalist briefly crossed into Turkey with his wife from Kobani for an interview. His laptop is full of graphic videos, lending credence to rumors of the Islamic State’s (IS, or ISIS, or ISIL) trademark brutality.

“There was a man with Down Syndrome,” he says. “He couldn’t understand the situation, to flee, or to run away from the frontline. When ISIS arrived they beheaded him and took photos, shared them on social media and said ‘we killed an atheist, a Kaffir’.”

Bazran alleges the IS militants used chemical weapons. To prove the case, he provided pictures from a Kobani morgue with bodies reportedly burnt by white phosphorous.

No matter how small the injury, death is almost certain, according to the activist, who says the victims literally burn from the inside out once the chemical enters their blood stream.

Bazran Halil, a Kurdish rights activist and journalist, and his wife Raushan

Bazran Halil, a Kurdish rights activist and journalist, and his wife Raushan

Bazran’s wife, Raushan, says it’s horror not merely fear, which the IS inspires in Syrian.

“For smoking, they chop your fingers off,” she says. “Drinking is punished by jail. And if a woman is seen in the company of a man who is not her relative, she is stoned to death.”

Raushan also described the way the Islamic State trains new fighters.

“In May, 9th year pupils went to Aleppo for examinations,” she said.

“The Jihadists kidnapped all the boys, confined them to a mosque and made them study Sharia Law. Those who did not learn the Koran quickly enough were shocked with electric cables.”

“Animals never do this,” Bazran concludes.

Having spent a week in Turkey, Bazran and his wife are now heading back to Syria to continue their journalist work in Kobani, which, despite having been retaken by Kurdish forces this week, is far from peace and stability.

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Iran state TV says death of journalist in Turkey is ‘suspect’

Reuters — Oct 20, 2014

Press TV correspondent Serena Shim. Click to enlarge

Press TV correspondent Serena Shim. Click to enlarge

Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran’s Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani.

However, the governor of the Turkish province where the crash occurred dismissed the allegations as unfounded, saying an investigation was under way.

Serena Shim, a Lebanese-American journalist, was killed on Sunday when the car she was traveling in collided with a heavy vehicle, Turkish media reported.

Hundreds of journalists have descended on the area in southeastern Turkey to be within sight of the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish forces have been fighting for more than a month to stave off an advance by the militants of Islamic State.

Hamid Reza Emadi, the head of Press TV’s newsroom, told the English-language channel that Iran would pursue the matter through legal means.

“Her death is very suspect and it is likely an outcome of her critical expository reports of the adverse impact of Turkish and Saudi policies on Syrian refugees,” he said.

A Turkish Foreign Ministry official said the ministry had no information on the case and other government officials were not available to comment. But Izzettin Kucuk, governor of Sanliurfa province, rejected the allegations.

“Turkey is a democratic state of law. The allegations are completely untrue,” he told the state-run Anatolian news agency. “These are efforts designed to put Turkey in a difficult position. When the investigation is completed we will make a statement.”

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Emadi said Shim had called her bosses two days before her death to report constant harassment by Turkish security forces, who she said had told locals she was a spy.

Shim reported in the days before her death that she had uncovered evidence of Turkish trucks crossing the border to bring aid to Islamic State fighters.

Turkey has taken in well over a million Syrian refugees, many of whom have fled before Islamic State.

Yet repeated denials by Turkey have failed to quell widespread rumors among Kurds close to the border, resentful of its refusal to step in to rescue Kobani from Islamic State, that it has helped the radical Sunni Islamist group.

With many of the region’s current conflicts pitting Sunni Muslims against Shi’ites, mostly Sunni Turkey finds itself, with both Saudi Arabia and Islamic State, on the opposite side of the fault line to Shi’ite Iran and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom it wants to see removed from power.

The Syrian conflict in particular has undermined what were once close ties between Iran and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

Ali Larijani, Iran’s influential parliamentary speaker, said this month that “Turkey’s role in Syria is very dangerous and should be closely monitored”.

Turkey and Iran respectively rank 154th and 173rd in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for 2014.

Driving in Turkey is a notoriously dangerous affair, with speeds high and seatbelts rarely worn. An estimated 10,000 people are killed each year on the country’s roads, according to the World Health Organization.

(Reporting by Mehrdad Balali; Writing by Jonny Hogg; Editing by Daren Butler and Kevin Liffey)

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Turkey relents and allows Kurdish forces to join the fight against Islamic State

Ruth Sherlock and Richard Spencer — Telegraph.co.uk Oct 20, 2014

Western air strike in Kobane. Click to enlarge

Western air strike in Kobane. Click to enlarge

Turkey has bowed to pressure to allow Kurdish forces sent from neighbouring Iraq to cross its border and reinforce the defence of the besieged town of Kobane.

The decision was part of, what was most likely, a deal with the Americans, who dropped arms to the Kurdish forces at the same time.

Turkey had been facing mounting pressure from the US and its allies to intervene in the battle between the Kurds and the jihadists of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Kobane, which sits just over the Turkish border in Syria.

It had stopped both men and weapons from crossing the border.

The fighters defending Kobane mostly belong to the YPG, a militia that is tied to the PKK, the Marxist guerrilla group that has been fighting for greater autonomy from Turkey for three decades and is proscribed as a terrorist movement.

The Iraqi Kurds meanwhile are close to Turkey and have profound disagreements with both the PKK and YPG, but all the Kurdish factions have now been forced to cooperate in the face of Isil advances across the region.

“Iraq’s Kurdish regional government announced that they are in cooperation with Turkey and the US,” Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister said at a press conference.

“Actually, we are helping Peshmerga forces to enter into Kobane to give support.”

The Turkish block on more fighters entering Kobane sparked furious dissent, which exploded into violent riots earlier this month that saw more than 30 people killed among Turkey’s own large Kurdish community.

It has also threatened to derail the fragile but still continuing peace negotiations between Ankara and Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed PKK leader. The PKK threatened to end talks if Kobane fell.

Helping the Peshmerga to join the battle in Kobane allows Ankara to show willing to those who want its intervention, whilst not directly assisting the PKK, with whom it has fought a long and bloody war that has killed more than 40,000 people.

“Whatever weapons are given to the YPG, the Syrian fighters in Kobane, will end up in the hands of the PKK,” one senior Turkish official had previously said.

With the US determined to forge ahead with supporting fighters in Kobane, the presence of the Peshmerga ensures that at least some of the weapons will go to Turkey’s allies. The weapons were from supplies originally destined for the Peshmerga, which has been armed by both the United States and most recently Germany.

John Kerry, the US secretary of state said he understood the difficulties the move presented for Ankara, but said it would have been “morally very difficult” not to help rebel fighters in Kobane.

“It would be irresponsible of us, as well as morally very difficult, to turn your back on a community fighting Isil,” he said at a press conference.

Mr Kerry’s words were likely to grate on the thousands of rebels in other parts of Syria, who have fought the Isil jihadists without little to no foreign support.

Cale Salih, an expert on Kurdish politics at the Institute for Integrated Transitions, said the combined air drop and announcement on the Peshmerga was most likely a deal to assuage Turkish and Kurdish feeling simultaneously.

Salih Muslim, head of the PYD, the political arm of the YPG, met Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish regional government, last week, as part of attempts to unify the Kurdish resistance in Syria. He has previously supported rival Kurdish groups in Syria.

American C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies on Monday, the US central Command said.

It was unclear exactly what type of weapons were delivered to the Kurdish fighters who have, with the help of air strikes, managed to push Isil out of most of Kobane.

Barzan Isso, a Kobane-based Kurdish journalist said he had seen the airdrop, and that the bundles included “modern weapons” such as anti-tank missiles, sniper rifles and large amounts of artillery shells in addition to medicines.

He said the Americans dropped the bundles amid heavy wind and that two bundles landed in areas held by the Islamic State group.

Kurdish fighters were able to retrieve one of them while the other was blown up by the Americans from the air, Mr Isso said.

Kurdish leaders speaking from Kobane last week, where they have driven back the Isil fighters with the help of air strikes, had told The Telegraph they were running out of ammunition. They may not welcome the help of the Peshmerga, who have shown themselves to be less resilient in the last few months in the face of Isil than the YPG, which has been fighting jihadists in the Syrian civil war for more than a year.

The US Central Command said the coalition conducted six air strikes near Kobane in the past 24 hours that destroyed IS fighting and mortar positions and a vehicle. It confirmed that one air strike targeted a stray resupply bundle that prevented the supplies from falling into enemy hands.

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What is Wrong with Gareth Porter – An Interview

Gilad Atamon — gilad Oct 21, 2014

What's wrong with Gareth PorterA few days ago, I came across a disturbing article on Buzzfeed. The headline read; “U.S. Journalist Regrets Attending Conspiracy Conference In Tehran.” According to Buzzfeed, Gareth Porter, a respected journalist and critic of the Jewish lobby and Israel, reported that he would have never have attended the “conference in Tehran if he had known the real views of his fellow attendees.”
But the report didn’t stop there. In an attempt to justify his position, Porter proceeded to breach the ethics of journalism — he published an email correspondence with a top Iranian official without requesting permission to do so. Porter didn’t even bother to correct the spelling and typos of the Iranian official.
Porter purported to speak on behalf of other activists and writers, again, without obtaining their consent. And as if all this was not sufficient, Porter went on to smear other activists and condemned their elementary exercise of freedom of speech.
But the entire story is not all bad. While most non-ethical conspirators operate in a clandestine manner, Porter exposed his methods. For some reason he provided a precious glimpse into the entire spectrum of ugly tactics that are employed to keep the gates sealed. It is not a secret that instead of choosing to be a guardian of the truth, the contemporary progressive operates as a guardian of the discourse, or, more accurately, ‘the progressive discourse.’
The Buzzfeed article is a very sad piece. It conveys an image of a weak human being desperate to save his reputation. In order to do so he tries every trick he knows. Sadly, he achieves the opposite. In his attempt to smear Mark Glenn, the man behind The Ugly Truth Radio Network, Porter quotes Glenn out of context. He fails to comply with even the minimum journalistic standard of fairness and provide a URL reference for his quotation. One would expect this from Dershowitz, but not from a ‘progressive dissident’.
The crucial question not answered by his article, is who is Porter trying to appease? Why does he defame Mark Glenn who didn’t even attend the conference? Is it possible that veteran progressive journalist Porter is breaching every journalist ethic just to convey the image that he is committed to Jewish primary interests?
I wonder what made Porter, who isn’t a novice, perform in such an unprofessional, non-journalistic and non-ethical manner. I initially thought that he was under some horrendous Zionist pressure. I decided to approach Porter and find out whether he could offer some explanations. I was hoping to hear that his computer was hacked, that his HD was stolen, that he doesn’t know how all that information leaked to Buzzfeed, but I soon realised that my expectations were far too lofty.
Gilad Atzmon: Hello Gareth, Gilad Atzmon here. Any chance we could have a short chat followed by an interview?
Gareth Porter: For Whatsupic? (a new anti Zionist outlet that reported on Porter’s fiasco earlier this week)
Gilad Atzmon: Not at all, I was actually very disturbed by Whatsupic’s article. I wanted to hear your take first…
Gareth Porter: It’s very simple. I said it all in my email to Buzzfeed, which is all in the story. I won’t be associated with people who re openly anti-Jewish, as distinct from anti-Zionist. Mark Glenn was clearly the former.–
–I guess that by now it is clear that Buzzfeed’s agents didn’t break into the Porter house in the middle of the night or hack his computer from afar. Porter voluntarily sent the information to Buzzfeed, defaming some thinkers, with the hope of disowning his own journey to Iran.—
Porter continues: I was told by a participant in the conference that three French guys displayed cartoons that made fun of the holocaust, which I found unacceptable. And the Italian who I heard speak put a paper on the table that said Judaism is the enemy.
Gilad Atzmon: I assume that you are familiar with my take on the topic. I am not anti Jew or anti Judaism, but I am certainly anti Jewishness, which I define as different forms of celebration of Jewish exceptionalism.
Gareth Porter: I’m not really familiar with it but that wouldn’t cover what was said by Glenn or Prof. Moffa or the Frenchmen right?
Gilad Atzmon: Of course, however, you have to remember that Israel is the Jewish State, it is supported by the Jewish Lobby, and you are very critical of the Jewish lobby, as far as I am aware. Hence it is necessary to find out once and for all what Jewishness stands for, don’t you agree?
Gareth Porter: How is this related to what I have explained?
Gilad Atzmon: Simple, if Israel defines itself as the Jewish State and it decorates its airplanes with Jewish symbols, shouldn’t the rest of us ask, once and for all, what is Jewishness?
Gareth Porter: Why is that necessary to take (such) a stand against the Israeli state and its policies? I suggest that it isn’t. Plenty of people, including Jews and non-Jews have been doing so for a long time.
Again what does this have to do with your question to me?
–I guess that by now Porter has expressly admitted that he opposes any attempt to understand the meaning of Jewishness as it relates to the Jewish State. In addition, he has expressed his opposition to the most precious American value, freedom of e_xpression. One would expect an American dissident writer to be the first to defend the first amendment rather than attempting to suppress free speech. Porter produced a deeply flawed and embarrassingly bad argument. The fact that many activists or even scholars (both Jews and gentiles) avoid touching the ‘J’ word doesn’t, by itself, mean that the ‘J’ issue should be dismissed. It only means that many of our leading scholars and activists are probably too scared to ask the core question to do with the State that defines itself as the Jewish one–
Gilad Atzmon: Ok, so you believe that the fact that Israel claims to adhere to Jewish principles is something that we should ignore in our analysis of its politics. Am I correct?
Gareth Porter: I don’t want to get into this more deeply. You know as well as I do that plenty of people have argued from before the beginning of Israel against the project on the basis of “Jewish principles.”
–This is actually not true at all, those secular Jews who opposed Israel and the Zionist project in the name of universal principles, employed non-Jewish principles (such as Martin Buber, and Israeli Communists). The Jews who opposed Israel and Zionism in the name of Judaism (such as the Torah Jews) did so in the name of Talmudic teachings that have nothing to do with ethics, universalism or any morally oriented principled thought. I assume that Porter is clueless as far as ‘Jewish principles’ are concerned and seemingly this is not going to change because he clearly attempts to silence every discussion on the topic–
Gilad Atzmon: I will explain it all. If Jewishness becomes the ‘issue,’ then some people (such as Mark Glenn) may as well look for answers in Judaism, others may look into ethnicity, some would look into culture. After all, no one stopped Max Weber from looking into the core of Protestant religion and its impact on capitalism.
Gareth Porter: I don’t have time to continue. I’ve got two pieces to finish. Look I’m not knocking anybody who wants to explore questions of what it means to be Jewish. But I’ve explained why I said (and) what I did showed that.
Gilad Atzmon: Ok, final question, you shared with the public emails from a top Iranian official, did you obtain the right to do so?
Gareth Porter: I reject the premise of your question. These were not personal e-mails. They related to matters of public interest about which I was subject to a smear campaign by right-wing extremists.
Gilad Atzmon: I guess that the answer is NO then… Thanks so much for your time.
All that remains is for us is to roll our eyes the toward the heavens in dismay and ask, ‘how did this happen to us?’ How did it happen to Porter? How did this defeatist culture win over true dissent? I have been sad in the last few days, witnessing a journalist of Porter’s abilities compromising journalistic principles in a desperate attempt to appease the Jewish media, the same power he so profoundly criticised in the past. But at least this failure explains why progressive dissent has achieved nothing. We are dealing with a weak operation on the verge of controlled opposition.

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The Sesame Street Cookie Monster and the Architects of Evil

Visible Origami — Oct 20, 2014

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
I know I am not the only one who thinks so. The sense of imminence concerning some large and terrible event, manifesting from a government sponsored act of terrorism is making itself known to some number of us. Previously I stated that I had a positive feel about the imminence. I take this to mean that they are going to do it but they are going to screw it up and get caught out. This has to be the source of my optimism because… what else could it be? The time is as right as it can get with the rigged election cycle coming up.
Looking at the various distractions being thrown out for public consumption, with the anticipation of creating fear and confusion, one can surmise that this is all by design. Into the midst of it will come one more act of national terror, similar to what Israel and corrupt intelligence services did on 9/11. Of course, the same people will be behind this effort as well AND… you can trace all of it back to the bankers and corporate fiends in high places. In the boardrooms of banks and multinationals the world over, every time there is war or any other disaster, the members of the corporate executive branch and the heads of operation, rub their hands together with glee at the prospect of all the money they will make. Pharmaceutical companies are ecstatic about Ebola and all of the rest of the plagues. They’re going to make money. They may not cure anything but they will make money, the same way snake oil salesmen used to make money when yellow fever and other epidemics of the time were going about, slaying at will.
Whether something is right or wrong… whether millions might suffer and die… whether extreme tragedy is visited on large numbers of people is of no consequence to these people. This is how business operates in The Kali Yuga.
In the meantime, all over the place, due to the tension generated by so many causes; hard economic times for those being fleeced by the higher ups, fear of pandemics, the unfortunate housing market, the high cost of health care that doesn’t even result in successful healing; oh there are loads of negatives in abundance. Because of the high state of tension, people are in a surly and irritable mood. There’s contention all over the place. It all originates in the human mind and it is being consciously generated by psychopathic Satanists.
That there is an international network of Satanists is beyond dispute. They have signature behavior traits and we see the evidence of these things, even when we are unable to see the players involved. In addition, we are witnessing the efforts of Mr. Apocalypse in exposing highly placed individuals in UK government and entertainment, as well as other spheres. It’s not just happening in the UK. As I said, there are signature behavior traits that are identifiable as Satanically inspired; the ritual violation, torture and murder of children is a known aspect of their operations. The truth is; these things generate power. They generate force to be used in various unpleasant ways upon the comatose public. This is the reason that Israel, often gratuitously, attacks defenseless groups of people on their religious holidays. They harvest occult power, which aids in the creation of divisiveness and discord among the peoples of the world and they profit… accordingly.
None of us are going to suddenly mount Pegasus and come galloping out of the clouds tossing thunderbolts upon the wicked. Despite it being something all of us would greatly desire the ability to accomplish and despite our hopes that someone, somewhere, will do exactly this… so far we haven’t seen any of it. I want to point out one thing that we can do and which demonstrably will have an effect on the wider world. The main intent of the Satanic/illuminati elite is to splinter the will of the individual. When we are unable to focus or concentrate, they can go about their business unhindered. When any one of us manages to consolidate our will we become a force to be reckoned with. When any number of us acts in concert with each other, the power becomes exponential in force. Look at what has been accomplished in this world by just a few individuals with common purpose.
Do you doubt that this is so? Look at the response by the government when protesters sought to encircle The Pentagon. Look at the effect of people exposing prime time moments for terror activity and how the perpetrators back off from their plans. Surely they would have been at it already were they not under such scrutiny. This is an apocalypse and by no means has it intensified as it is going to.
One has to realize that the servants of The Dark Lord are well aware of the power that can manifest out of a public that is joined together in common purpose. They are well aware of lightworkers who operate in opposition to them. They know that there are other forces at work on this planet besides themselves. They are aware of rival operations of darkness, whose objectives conflict or differ from their own. They are basically black magicians, who work with symbols and rituals that enhance the impact of their actions. What does it tell you that they are so engaged? It has to mean they are well aware of forces counter to their own. Would this make any difference whatsoever if these other forces were not capable of effective resistance and potentially capable of frustrating their plots? The exercise of pure logic confirms this to me. Everyone else is welcome to whatever conclusions they come to.
I have zero interest in my perspective being proven out. I have a 100% interest in my perspective being in alignment with what is so. I did not set out with any preconceived notions about what is what and who is who. My conclusions and beliefs all came about through relentless inquiry. When a line of investigation consistently proves the same thing over and over again, I am inclined to accept that as being what is so. When the same protagonists come up over and over again in relation to heinous acts and policies, I take it to mean they are responsible for them. I look in every direction seeking… who else could it be? What other results of reasoning are possible? Is there a cabal of individuals that exists invisibly and which uses these poor unfortunates for its intentions and designs? The only thing I have found in all my searching is… yes, there is an invisible lowarchy of disembodied entities but… the individuals they are working through are ‘fully in accord’ with their objectives.
There are some numbers of people who do not want to believe that those conclusively PROVEN to be the architects of evil, are, ‘in fact, the architects of evil. In some cases this is because they are members of this demographic. In some cases it is because of fear that they will be ostracized for truth telling and so it is better to blame it all on some group that is less likely to respond in the manner this group is known to. It can be from ignorance too. They have allowed themselves, due to possessing no more than a borderline intellect, to be convinced by the shallow and ridiculous claims of the architects of evil, in acquitting themselves of those acts which they most certainly have committed. I suggest that one look at the very high number of Tribe participants fully engaged in nefarious activity and then consider the REMARKABLY tiny number of them in residence planet wide. Then… why not take a few weeks, or months, or years (as I have) and look at their historical record.
Certainly it is not a good career move to call attention to this but it is a really, really bad move, career wise, in a cosmic sense NOT to call attention to these things because… after all… they are true and reluctance to do so… proves you false, weak willed AND of weak heart. Certainly one would prefer that the culprit turn out to be the Sesame Street Cookie Monster, or some aboriginal tribe, whose only media is the coconut telegraph. Most telling is who has near absolute ownership of the media and to what ends they turn its use. You really have to be stupid not to see it and a coward not to call it. I can understand cowardice. That is also the product of a divided will.
I digressed away from my original intent of commenting on the force that can be individually generated by the possession of a unified will. If you want to make a difference, unify your will. You will discover that all of the policies of the servants of darkness are toward splintering the individual and collective will. There HAS TO BE some reason for this!!! We have recourse to powers unguessed at. I could list quite a number of single individuals whose lives impacted on the entire world but… so can you if you choose. All of then were in possession of a unified will.
End Transmission…….
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With US-led air strikes on Isis intensifying, it’s a good time to be a shareholder in the merchants of death

Robert Fisk — The Independent Oct 19, 2014

So who is winning the war? Isis? Us? The Kurds (remember them?) The Syrians? The Iraqis? Do we even remember the war? Not at all. We must tell the truth. So let us now praise famous weapons and the manufacturers that begat them.

Share prices are soaring in America for those who produce the coalition bombs and missiles and drones and aircraft participating in this latest war which – for all who are involved (except for the recipients of the bombs and missiles and those they are fighting) – is Hollywood from start to finish.

Shares in Lockheed Martin – maker of the “All for One and One for All” Hellfire missiles – are up 9.3 per cent in the past three months. Raytheon – which has a big Israeli arm – has gone up 3.8 per cent. Northrop Grumman shares swooped up the same 3.8 per cent. And General Dynamics shares have risen 4.3 per cent. Lockheed Martin – which really does steal Alexandre Dumas’ Three Musketeers quotation on its publicity material – makes the rockets carried by the Reaper drones, famous for destroying wedding parties over Afghanistan and Pakistan, and by Iraqi aircraft

USS Donald Cook launches cruise missiles. The vessel is currently in the Black Sea as part of a beefed up U.S. naval presence in the region. Click to enlarge

USS Donald Cook launches cruise missiles. Click to enlarge

And don’t be downhearted. The profits go on soaring. When the Americans decided to extend their bombing into Syria in September – to attack President Assad’s enemies scarcely a year after they first proposed to bomb President Assad himself – Raytheon was awarded a $251m (£156m) contract to supply the US navy with more Tomahawk cruise missiles. Agence France-Presse, which does the job that Reuters used to do when it was a real news agency, informed us that on 23 September, American warships fired 47 Tomahawk missiles. Each one costs about $1.4m. And if we spent as promiscuously on Ebola cures, believe me, there would be no more Ebola.

Let us leave out here the political cost of this conflict. After all, the war against Isis is breeding Isis. For every dead Isis member, we are creating three of four more. And if Isis really is the “apocalyptic”, “evil”, “end-of-the-world” institution we have been told it is – my words come from the Pentagon and our politicians, of course – then every increase in profits for Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics is creating yet more Isis fighters. So every drone or F/A-18 fighter-bomber we send is the carrier of a virus, every missile an Ebola germ for the future of the world. Think about that.

Let me give you a real-time quotation from reporter Dan De Luce’s dispatch on arms sales for the French news agency. “The war promises to generate more business not just from US government contracts but other countries in a growing coalition, including European and Arab states… Apart from fighter jets, the air campaign [sic] is expected to boost the appetite for aerial refuelling tankers, surveillance aircraft such as the U-2 and P-8 spy planes, and robotic [sic again, folks] drones… Private security contractors, which profited heavily from the US presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, also are optimistic the conflict will produce new contracts to advise Iraqi troops.”

This is obviously outrageous. The same murderous bunch of gunmen we sent to Iraq are going to be let loose to teach our “allies” in Syria – “moderate” secular militias, of course – the same vicious tactics they used against civilians in Iraq. And the same missiles are going to be used – at huge profit, naturally – on the peoples of the Middle East, Isis or not. Which is why De Luce’s report is perhaps the most important of the whole war in the region.

I’ve always argued that the civilian victims of these weapons manufacturers should sue these conglomerate giants every time their niece or grandfather is killed. In Gaza and the West Bank, the Palestinians used to keep the bits and fragments of US-made missiles that killed their innocent relatives, with the idea that one day they might be able to take the companies to court. Lebanese civilians did the same. But they were given “compensation” – with whose blessing, I wonder? – and persuaded not to pursue the idea, and so the armaments manufacturers, made so palpable in George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara, got away with it. There are many lawyers in New York ready to take up these cases – I’ve met a few of them in the US – on a pay-if-you-win basis. But so far, no takers. It’s time there were. Why should the merchants of death get away with it?

In the meanwhile, the Pentagon can keep pushing the bills through. “It’s awfully hard to say no when you’re at war,” a guy with “links” to the weapons industry said last week. You bet it is. He says, by the way, that BAE Systems is doing pretty well out of the current crisis. Think about that. And pray, of course, for the 200,000 dead in the Syrian war.

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Ritchie Allan Speaks with Gilad Atzmon About the Last Gaza Conflict

Gilad.co.uk — Oct 20, 2014

“The Palestinians are devastated, but the Israelis are the big losers following the bombardment of Gaza”.
We spoke about ‘solidarity’, controlled opposition, political paralysis and activists’ impotence. I also spoke about the structures and the building of cognitive elite. I attempted to explain the difference between Palestinian subservient elite (Ramallah) and combatant one (Gaza).

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Turkish intelligence might be behind Press TV reporter’s death: US journalist

Press TV — Oct 20, 2014

Press TV correspondent Serena Shim. Click to enlarge

Press TV correspondent Serena Shim. Click to enlarge

An American journalist calls for an open and transparent investigation into the death of Press TV journalist Serena Shim, saying the Turkish intelligence might be behind the incident.

James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, made the remarks on Sunday while commenting to Press TV on Serena Shim’s death inside Turkey, near the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, where the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters are engaged in heavy battles.

“My condolences to Press TV and the family of Serena Shim… It is very sad to hear of her passing today. I think it is very important to have an open and transparent investigation into her death,” Morris said.

“She was doing some courageous reporting from what I saw on Press TV on the Turkey-Syria border. And she was even breaking news with regard to how Turkey was apparently aiding ISIS (ISIL) and allowing these Takfiri militants, as they are referred to by Press TV and other media, going into Syria, basically fomenting the civil war there,” he added.

The analyst condemned Turkey and the United States for funding terrorists in Syria, which has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. The US and its regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – have been supporting the militants operating inside Syria since the beginning of the crisis.

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with ISIL militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages.

Morris said the death of Serena Shim is an “ominous message” for journalists who are covering or intend to cover the Syrian issue.

“It’s very suspicious to me. I saw one of Serena Shim’s recent reports saying that the Turkish intelligence is looking for her. And all of a sudden, not long after that, she ends up dead in this suspicious car accident,” he stated.

On Friday, Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she had covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.

She was working on a reporting assignment on the Turkish side of the border, near Kobani.

Her car collided with a heavy vehicle upon return from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey. The identity and the whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.

Shim said she was among the few journalists who had done stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border, adding she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.

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Serena Shim’s Family Doubt ‘Car Accident’

FARS News Agency — Oct 20, 2014

 

Wreckage of Press TV's Serena Shim's car in which she was killed Sunday. Click to enlarge

Wreckage of Press TV’s Serena Shim’s car in which she was killed Sunday, near the Syrian border town of Kobani. Click to enlarge

Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, said they did not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.

Serena’s family made the remarks during a visit by the news network’s Beirut Bureau team in Lebanon, Press TV reported.

The family members refused to appear on camera but said they suspected the Turkish authorities were somehow responsible for her death.

Her parents said they would pursue the matter legally.

On Friday, Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, told Press TV that the Turkish intelligence agency had accused her of spying probably due to some of the stories she had covered about Turkey’s stance on the ISIL terrorists in Kobani and its surroundings, adding that she feared being arrested.

Earlier, Press TV news director Hamid Reza Emadi called on the Turkish government “to find out exactly what happened” to Serena.

Shim, a mother of two, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.

She was on a mission on the Turkish side of the border across Syria’s strategic town of Kobani to cover the ongoing war there between the ISIL terrorists and Kurdish fighters.

Her car collided with a heavy vehicle upon return from a report scene in Suruç, a rural district of Şanlıurfa province of Turkey.

The identity and the whereabouts of the truck driver remain unknown.

Shim said she was among the few journalists who had obtained stories about Takfiri militants’ infiltration into Syria through the Turkish border, adding she had gained access to images showing militants crossing the border in trucks belonging to the World Food Organization and other NGOs.

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Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? (Part II)

Stephen Lendman — The People’s Voice Oct 18, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. Click to enlarge

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. Click to enlarge

Dick Cheney is an unindicted war criminal. He’s guilty of genocidal high crimes against peace.

He predicts another mass casualty event on US soil. Much worse than 9/11. More on what he said below.

Fear-mongering is a longstanding US tactic. False flags are an American tradition.

Both schemes usually precede premeditated war plans. They’re used to wage war on freedom.

Quash human rights. Eliminate civil liberties. Replace them with police state harshness.

Post-9/11 National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) 51 established coup d’etat authority. It masquerades as so-called “continuity of government (COG).”

Under catastrophic emergency conditions, defined as:

“any incident (real or contrived), regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the US population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”

COG is defined as:

“a coordinated effort within the Federal Government’s executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency.”

At stake is giving presidents and Homeland Security officials unprecedented police state powers.

Permitting suspension of constitutional law. Declaring martial law without congressional approval.

Authorizing war and other preemptive measures. Doing so against nonexistent security threats.

Establishing tyranny in America. Doing it with public support. With popular willingness to sacrifice freedoms for so-called security.

Mindless that doing so loses both. Forty-five days post-9/11, Patriot Act authority was established.

With provisions ruthless despots would love. Granting presidents unprecedented powers. Smashing civil liberties in the process.

Including Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment due process rights. First Amendment free expression.

Fourth Amendment freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Authority to target individuals associated with so-called “undesirable group(s).” Establishing the crime of “domestic terrorism” for the first time.

Applying it to US citizens as well as aliens. Defining criminal violations as actions aimed to “influence (government policy) by intimidation or coercion…”

Targeting a civilian population the same way. Anti-war/global justice/environmental activist/legitimate civil disobedience and dissent in any form may be called “domestic terrorism.”

Homeland Security Act anti-terrorism authority followed Patriot Act excess. Both initiatives were planned long before 9/11.

HSA established DHS. It combined 22 previously separate government agencies. Including FEMA, Immigration and Naturalization Service, US Coast Guard, US Customs Service and US Secret Service.

Unprecedented authority was established to prepare for, prevent and respond to so-called domestic emergencies.

Giving government officials broad new powers. Extrajudicial ones. Protecting America from nonexistent internal and external threats.

Fabricated terrorist or criminal ones. Destroying civil liberties at the same time.

Making America a police state. Intending full-blown tyranny to follow.

The late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter once said “US foreign policy can be defined as follows: kiss my arse or I’ll kick your head in.” Domestic policy is no different.

America “quite simply doesn’t give a damn about the UN, international law or critical dissent, which it regards as impotent and irrelevant,” Pinter added.

In its November/December 2003 edition, Cigar Aficionado interviewed General Tommy Franks. His comments were detailed and wide-ranging.

He called his mood “(s)omber. Serious.” He warned that constitutional suspension and martial law would follow another mass-casualty attack on US soil. Replaced by “a military form of government.”

“(T)he Western world, the free world, (would lose) what it cherishes most,” he said. (Its) freedom and liberty.” America’s “grand (democratic) experiment” would end.

He elaborated further on a potential “weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world…”

Perhaps “in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event.”

“Which, in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important.”

Looking ahead he was pessimistic, saying:

“It’s not in the history of civilization for peace ever to reign. Never has in the history of man.”

“I doubt that we’ll ever have a time when the world will actually be at peace.” Nearly 11 years after his interview, none whatever exists.

The late Chalmers Johnson warned about losing America’s way of life. Militarism and pursuit of empire threaten it, he said.

Establishing a state within a state. Explaining what history teaches. A choice between democracy and empire.

America’s behavior bodes ill, he believed. It “will inevitably undercut our domestic democracy and…produce a military dictatorship or its civilian equivalent,” he said.

We’re perilously close already, he stressed. Hyper-reactionary US policy hijacked government. It’s heading America toward tyranny and ruin, he warned.

Evidence proved him right. A permanent state of war exists. Peace is a convenient illusion.

Secret gulag torture prisons operate worldwide. They do so unaccountably. At home and abroad.

Filled with thousands of political prisoners. And America’s unwanted and disadvantaged. Guilt by accusation is official policy.

Government more than ever is secretive, intrusive, repressive and lawless. Rule of law principles don’t matter. Democratic values are pure fantasy.

Social decay erodes the homeland. Monied interests run things. Corporatism is omnipotent. An unprecedented wealth disparity exists.

Years ago, former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned:

“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

De facto one-party authority runs things. With two wings replicating each other on issues mattering most. Presidents extrajudicially use diktat powers.

Checks and balances are absent. Separation of powers doesn’t matter. Big Brother watches everyone. There’s no place to hide.

America’s resources go for war-making, bailing out Wall Street and other corporate handouts. Popular needs go begging.

Washington’s criminal class is bipartisan. Public and private corruption are unprecedented. Over-the-top. Out-of-control. Government of, by and for everyone is pure fantasy.

Corporate-controlled media serve as thought-control police. They comprise a collective quasi-state ministry of information and propaganda.

Glorifying wars in the name of peace. Ignoring lost human and civil rights. Defending the indefensible.

An omnipotent military/industrial killing machine threatens world peace. It hangs by a thread.

So do fundamental freedoms. They’re disappearing in real time. In plain sight. With virtual no public opposition.

Bread and circuses matter more. During the most perilous time in world history. When possible global war threatens.

Post-9/11, Dick Cheney warned of wars not ending in our lifetime. He called it “a new normalcy.”

“We’re going to have to take steps, and are taking steps, that’ll become a permanent part of the way we live,” he said.

Things won’t be the same. Few understood to what extent at the time. The worst perhaps to come. Humanity may not survive what follows.

Neocon Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol interviewed Cheney. They discussed current threats.

“(W)e’re in a very dangerous period,” said Cheney. “I think it’s more threatening than the period before 9/11.”

“I think 9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States, which if and when it comes will be something far more deadlier than airline tickets and box cutters.”

Months before 9/11, he was asked about major threats facing America. Only invented ones he didn’t explain.

He “talked about the possibility of a terrorist attack with terrorists using something deadlier, a weapon of mass destruction, for example.”

“When we got down to 9/11…we saw what they were able to do with that in terms of taking down the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing 3,000 of our people.”

9/11 is the mother of all Big Lies. Thirteen years of well-planned premeditated imperial wars followed. They continue without end.

Targeting one country after another. Ravaging, destroying, colonizing, exploiting and controlling them reflect official US policy.

Hegemons operate this way. Cheney helped initiate what’s ongoing. He stopped short of explaining his involvement. America’s dirty game.

He defended the indefensible. He still does. He expects another mass-casualty event much worse than 9/11.

He was involved earlier. Perhaps he knows what’s forthcoming.

“I think (things are) more threatening (now) than the period before 9/11,” he said.

He claims “the dramatic spread of terrorist organizations” in recent years. “Proliferation” in areas providing safe havens.

Throughout the Middle East, parts of Africa to Southeast Asia, he claims. He’s unapologetic about lawless Bush administration policy.

He’d do the same things today as earlier. He wants America’s dominant footprint in place everywhere. So-called threats he claims don’t exist.

US state terror matters most. Its drive for world hegemony. Its permanent war policy. Its domestic police state repression.

Its war on humanity threatening world peace. America has a choice. Either end wars or they’ll end us.

There’s no in between. Don’t expect Cheney to explain. He’s an unindicted war criminal.

He remains unapologetic for high crimes against peace. Perhaps he knows more than he told. The worst appears yet to come.

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Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III.

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The Shuffling Dream Zombies in the Dance of the Marionettes

Reflections in a Petri Dish — Oct 19, 2014

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
There are certain realities that attest to the state of the times; that tell us whether life is meaningful the way it manifests in this day and age. Here’s one of the features of the time that gives a powerful indication of what’s what
The condition of the American culture is gruesome. At every economic level, at every individual age, it’s all out of sync. I’m guessing that this has a lot to do with the basic dishonesty that is the operational hallmark of the entire system. There are all kinds of dishonesty and every single possible type is exampled in these times. All of the history that is pointed out as a record of the past is pretty much a lie and in some cases is beyond ridiculous exaggeration. All of the entertainments and what passes for art… didn’t I already say something about this? I’m sure I did. Look at the level of the marketplace. Look at the level of academia; what passes for valid in the classrooms and labs. Take a walk through the parks. Sit yourself in the bus kiosks in the morning when students are waiting for their ride to school. Take a seat at the bar or a table near some loud crowd. Listen! Listen to the conversations. Look at the way the youth talk to each other on social network in a strange combination of indecipherable street shorthand, Eubonics and inarticulate grunts. It does not pressure one into thinking some sort of a cultural renaissance is on the horizon.
I used to stand in horrific fascination of people who had migrated to the Hawaiian Islands and gone native. They would talk in this strange pidgin patois that I could not translate. Of course, the locals spoke however they spoke because there were a variety of polyglots going on and it worked for them and it was none of my business anyway but there was always something off about those middle class people who moved to Hawaii and embraced every known tradition and superstition and learned to talk in that abbreviated language that is peculiar to every land where English and other tongues are melted together in a cooking pot of multidimensional alphabet soup. You see it in the Philippines. In French lands you get Creole.
Just because I mention something does not mean I am criticizing it. I admit that the act of intentionally dumbing oneself down fascinates me but I consider trends to be a big deal. I am very concerned and interested in trends and where they lead. I think you can learn a great deal from primitive cultures if you are planning on living in a primitive culture, either because you think this is what you want or you have no choice. It works for some people. It does not work for everyone. No matter how hard one might try to blend into a way of life completely foreign to them, they are not going to accomplish it.
Okay… okay… I’ll admit it. I said this stuff just to wind some people up. I did this because, try as we might, it is very difficult for many people to step back and observe things as they actually are without the pernicious influence of the relentless programming of political correctness into every area of human thought and behavior. People are so distracted by their immersion in sensation that they just reflex respond to whatever buttons get pushed even when it should be obvious to an absurd degree that they are being worked; as was the case when Infowars went to a college campus or campuses recently and, with clipboard in hand, asked people to sign up in support of flying in Ebola infected people from anywhere, putting them up, giving them free medical care and whatever they want actually. The way it was presented, anyone paying attention or still in possession of some amount of intelligence would have near immediately known that they were being spoofed and it’s not like spoofing is some new dynamic that just came in by Fed Ex from one of the moons on Jupiter. People were, nearly all of them, signing the petition to allow Ebola carriers into the USA and opening the borders to allow anyone who wants to to come in whenever they want to.
Personally, I see the ridiculous as being the most powerful of environments that we inhabit. Looking directly at what I see every day, be it near or far, it looks like just so much autopilot, as if most of the world were the human equivalent of streetcars, slot cars, trains; those pulling and those being pulled and it doesn’t matter which because there is no freedom of departure from the route in either case. It’s like some ubiquitous world wide dance and everything is swimming through an unseen but powerful soup of toxic forces reducing the whole into fragmented chaos that seems to be managed. For a time it was slow and incremental. Now it is in freefall and it all has this cartoon like atmosphere. Thee deaths abroad aren’t real; the menacing police state, the grossly incompetent and corrupt government officials, the bizarre fantasies of religious hacks and demagogues like John Hagee. All these overblown caricatures running around like real life versions of some demented Alice in Wonderland. “You’re all a pack of cards. You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”
I don’t watch TV but I got that NFL channel so I get some amount of commercials and can see what’s happening in today’s world of corporate advertisements. The food and beer commercials are something else. They got these cheeseburgers now that have French fries or other deep fried items inside the burger buns with strips of bacon and all the rest of whatever the rest is and seen from a clear perspective upon these items and their impact on the physical system, this is nothing less than premeditated murder.
The amount of people, who are officially labeled as obese, is approaching fifty percent of the population and in some locations it has already passed that number; like in Mississippi and Alabama. This is not ‘fat’ which has official parameters too, this is obese. I’m guessing there’s another official demographic past obese but I haven’t heard about it yet. I will.
This is absolutely not a slur against people carrying a certain amount of weight on their frame. This is about the degree to which the majority of this is created by the corporations that sell the processed food in supermarkets and through chain restaurants. They are fully aware of what they are engaged in but profit at all costs is the bottom line. In fact, every corporation of any size has an entire department of accountants and lawyers whose only job is to find ways to squeeze ever greater profits from every area of operation. This means a continuous reduction in the quality of ingredients or components. This means being creative about workers benefits and salaries and squeezing wherever it is legally possible to do so, while at the same time, funding lobbyists who work to bring about corporation friendly changes in existing laws. We have already seen how effective this sort of thing is. When the Supreme Court conferred personhood on corporations they damned whatever was left of the American system of democracy. They damned it to an ugly and demeaning death.
Think about it! The highest court in the land publicly sold itself out and didn’t let it bother them one bit. Will some kind of epiphany manifest in the hearts and minds of those absolutely committed to materialism and self interest at all costs? It doesn’t usually work like that does it? Will a powerful wind of awakening consciousness sweep through the halls of government in all of the federal and state institutions in the country? That seems extremely unlikely. It’s like things suddenly falling upward. Will the members of law enforcement which now exists as a criminal gang just like the Mafia or the Israelis; will they all of a sudden wakeup and disavow all of their previous behavior? We have never seen such a thing so it seems we will not see it now. This means that things have to happen that force change and a compliance with what is fair and equitable.
With this in mind one looks out upon the world and the present levels of human behavior and human intention, aspiration and ambition. We observe the choreographed dance of the peoples around the icons of product worship, celebrity worship and all the other fixations of this magnetized plane and we wonder. We surely do wonder. I can’t help but be routinely drawn back to that compelling image of the dance of the marionettes, the little streetcars on rails, the dream zombies shuffling from trough to wallow. Every theatre of being is like watching a sitcom rerun only it isn’t a sitcom. Although it is ridiculous and possesses all the elements of gallows humor, it’s not funny. It’s not funny at all.
End Transmission…….
A radio broadcast will manifest this evening.

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Spiegel: Review finds rebels shot down MH17 in Ukraine

Introduction — Oct 19, 2014

MH17 crash siteThe following report doesn’t specify exactly what led German federal intelligence service (BND) to conclude that “pro-Russian” militia fired the BUK surface-to-air missile that downed Flight MH17.
It only says that the BND has intelligence “suggesting” that pro-Russian militia fired the missile.
However, this evidence sounds like a loaded dice because claims that the pro-Russian separatists used a “captured” BUK missile system to down Flight MH17 are open to question. It could just as easily have been downed by a BUK surface-to-air missile belonging to the Ukrainian Air Defence force.
Certainly photographic evidence of wreckage from the downed Boeing indicates damage from an explosion with shrapnel. However that doesn’t tell us who fired the missile. It could also just as easily have come from an air-to-air missile; and there are eyewitness accounts from villagers nearby who claim to have seen a jet fire a missile at the Malaysian Boeing 777.
The Western news media has pointedly ignored these accounts. They were broadcast shortly after MH17 went down but were hurriedly removed from the BBC’s Ukrainian service
All of which makes this BND review look like an attempt to frame Russia for shooting down MH17.

Spiegel: Review finds rebels shot down MH17 in Ukraine

Deutsche Welle — Oct 19, 2014

A detailed analysis conducted by Germany’s federal intelligence service (BND) concluded that separatists near Donetsk were responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the news magazine Spiegel reported on Sunday.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 <>crashed in eastern Ukraine<http://www.dw.de/mh17-probe-goes-on-as-ukraine-death-toll-mounts/a-17828817> on July 17 while on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 passengers on board were killed, most of them Dutch nationals.

BND President Gerhard Schindler presented the agency’s findings, including satellite images and diverse photo evidence, to members of the parliamentary control committee responsible for monitoring the work of German intelligence on October 8.

According to Spiegel, the BND has intelligence suggesting that pro-Russian separatists captured a BUK air-defense missile system at a Ukrainian military base, and fired a missile on July 17 that exploded in the vicinity of the Malaysian aircraft.

International leaders and Ukraine’s government have accused the separatists of firing at the commercial airliner with weapons supplied by Russia. Moscow has blamed Ukraine’s military.

“It was pro-Russian separatists,” Spiegel quoted Schindler as saying. According to the magazine, he also told the panel that the BND’s review had come up with unambiguous findings – for example, that claims from Russia that the missile had been fired by Ukrainian soldiers and that a fighter jet had been flying close to the Malaysian airliner were false.

A spokesman for the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Karlsruhe told Spiegel that an investigation has been opened into unknown perpetrators because of the possibility that the downing constituted a war crime.

In September, a preliminary report by a Dutch investigative commission analyzed satellite and radar information, as well as the flight’s black boxes. It concluded that the aircraft had likely been hit “by a large number of high-energy objects,” but did not assign blame. A full report is expected in mid-2015.

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Brazil Election Pits Illuminati East vs. Illuminati West

henrymakow.com — Oct 19, 2014

Brazil is experiencing a turf war between the two globalist groups, the Western Illuminati with Neves, and the Russian/Chinese group with the WP, much like what is happening in Ukraine, Syria and West Africa.

by Marcos — (henrymakow.com)

Aecio Neves, Soros candidate, and supermodel wife and babies. Click to enlarge

Aecio Neves, Soros candidate, and supermodel wife and babies. Click to enlarge

Brazil should be studied closely by conspiracy researchers and political analysts. It is not often that we see Illuminati social engineering strategies being applied with so much success, as now during the 2014 presidential campaign. Full of sudden changes and even a plane crash, this election feels more like a thriller movie than a boring political dispute. Three candidates had real chances of winning: Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves. After the first round of votes on October 5th, the fight is now between Neves and Dilma, to be decided on October 25th. Polls show a technical draw.

MARINA SILVA, THE ECONAZI WILDCARD

Marina Silva, 56, Brazilian Green activist. Click to enlarge

Marina Silva, 56, Brazilian Green activist. Click to enlarge

Marina was the vice-president candidate for the Socialist party. When presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash August 13, she was catapulted to the top of the polls. This woman is an ecology militant, a darling of Prince Philip, Greenpeace, WWF and the UN. She used to be the Minister of Ecology for the Worker’s Party, when she launched the UN’s Agenda 21 plan in Brazil.
After weak performances in the presidential debates and a perception that she is still a Workers Party zealot at the core, she lost second place to Neves, who performed a last minute comeback seldom seen. After much resistance, de Silva finally threw her support to Neves.
In the end, Marina’s role was only to push Neves’ agenda to the left, by “forcing” him to subscribe to many proposals coming straight from UN’s Agenda 21.

DILMA AND THE WORKERS PARTY (WP)

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Sweden Hunts for Source of Underwater Signals

Andrew E. Kramer — New York Times Oct 19, 2014

Swedish naval vessel searches the waters near Stockholm for the source of uinderwater radio signals. Click to enlarge

Swedish naval vessel searches the waters near Stockholm for the source of uinderwater radio signals. Click to enlarge

Ships and helicopters of the Swedish Navy searched intensively over the weekend in coastal waters after detecting what the military said were signs of “foreign underwater activity” near the capital, Stockholm.

A Swedish newspaper reported that the military had detected radio signals from a Russian submarine that was perhaps stranded underwater by an emergency.

The development, if confirmed, would have far-reaching implications for highlighting how military tensions between Russia and the West have escalated over the crisis in Ukraine.

Military brinkmanship in the Baltic Sea has risen to near Cold War levels, as NATO has deployed additional forces to the area and Russia has stepped up exercises along its borders. Russia denied on Sunday that any of its submarines were missing.

Swedish ships and helicopters have been zigzagging over a portion of the waterways in the Stockholm archipelago, an area of many channels and islands, since Friday, Swedish news media reported.

On Saturday, the country’s military intensified the search and a commander, Jonas Wikström, told journalists in Stockholm that the operation was based on “very trustworthy” information about the underwater activity, without clarifying that information.

Citing unnamed sources, a Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet, said the hunt began after the military intercepted a radio transmission on a frequency used by the Russian Navy for emergencies and emanating from an area in the archipelago about 30 miles from Stockholm.

More encrypted radio traffic followed, this time from Russia’s Kaliningrad region across the Baltic Sea from Sweden, the newspaper reported. Kaliningrad is home to the headquarters of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet.

On Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement carried by Tass, the official press agency, denying a submarine was missing.

“Submarines of the Russian Navy, just like surface vessels, are carrying out tasks in the aquatic area of the world’s oceans according to plan,” the statement said. “There have been no incidents, and moreover no emergencies, with Russian military vessels.”

A month ago, two Russian Sukhoi military bombers crossed into Swedish airspace in the Baltic Sea in what Carl Bildt, then the Swedish foreign minister, called the “most serious aerial incursion” by the Russian military in a decade.

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Tel Aviv, City of a Thousand Thrills

. . . by Petra Scandali — Darkmoon.me Oct 19, 2014

According to a new report, if you are single and looking for sex thrills, Tel Aviv is the second best place to go. But if you are looking for gay sex and illicit sex with underage girls kidnapped in Eastern Europe and Russia, Tel Aviv is top of the list.

Warning!

Explicit Material!

Not for Under 18s!

Meet Israel’s Daylight Prostitutes

Israeli pros1

“It’s just turned 10 A.M. and escort parlors, strip joints and discreet apartments have already opened their doors for business. Many of the women who work in them are mothers.” (Haaretz, here)
If you are single and looking for sex thrills, Tel Aviv is the second best place to go! So says Jewish writer Erica Morris. Though she does not tell you this, here you will find more strip clubs and brothels and underage girls kidnapped in Eastern Europe who will be prepared to give you a blow job for only a few shekels.
So why not put your moral scruples aside and forget for a moment the dead and maimed in Palestine? Head for the Promised Land where you will find the hottest hotties you are ever likely to see anywhere on earth, including the most goloptious same-sex partners for those who are drawn to “the love that dare not speak its name”.


. . . by Erica Morris

Managing Editor of jspacenews
Erica Morris, author of this article

Erica Morris,
author of this article

Tel Aviv is the second sexiest city on Earth, at least according to a new ranking released earlier this month.
Gan Hahashmal, an area of the White City, was given the spot on Thrillist’s Top Ten Sexiest Neighborhoods on Earth. Tel Aviv fell behind only Rio de Janiero’s Ipanema neighborhood, which took first in the ranking.
“Israel’s renowned for its gorgeous citizenry, having produced the wonders that are Bar Refaeli and Gal Gadot but Tel Aviv in particular serves as a crossroads of international and domestic hotties,” writes Thrillist
Bar Refaeli, Israeli Supermodel

Bar Refaeli, Israeli Supermodel

Israelis are prouder of the Beautaceous Bar
than they are of their military prowess in Gaza.
When not busy shooting fish in a barrel in Gaza,
Israelis like to drool over pics of sultry sexbomb Bar
with her poutypoo kissywissy mouth!
“Add in the fact that Tel Aviv’s population is overwhelmingly single, and you’ll start to see how a hip neighborhood like Gan Hahashmal — with its public garden, late-Ottoman-era houses, and cutting-edge boutiques — can be a hotbed of sexy people doing sexy things.”

israeli pros3

“The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance,
and a man loveth nothing better.”
Ecclesiasticus, 36:22

Tel Aviv also beat out New York’s SoHo, Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda, and Montreal’s Le Plateau-Mont Royal, which ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Other areas to make the top ten list include neighborhoods in Sydney, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Paris and Tokyo.
It’s been a good month for Tel Aviv!

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GAY PARADE TEL AVIV

Gay Parade, Tel Aviv.

Gay Parade, Tel Aviv.

BOOK YOUR PLANE TICKETS TODAY!

“There are more bars than synagogues in Tel Aviv, God is a DJ and everyone’s body is a temple. Called the ‘city that never sleeps’ Tel Aviv offers a fantastic vacation destination for those whose purses tinkle with pink pounds.
Voted as one of the 10 sexiest cities in the world by the New York Times, some say the city rivals New York and London for its non stop action!” (See HERE)

TIRED OF WOMEN? NEVER MIND!

Israeli fags

“Forget women and save your seed!

Here you’ll find all the men you need!”

— Petra Scandali, Banned Poems

“An American Airlines survey published in the Gay Cities website hailed Tel Aviv as the best gay tourism city in the world. Adir Steiner, coordinator of gay pride events for the Tel Aviv Municipality, said that the survey reflects the warm welcome gay tourists receive in Tel Aviv.” (See HERE)

Israeli dykes

“Tired of men? Never mind!
In Tel Aviv you will find
Long slim legs and lovely tits
And a thousand juicy clits!”
— Petra Scandali, Banned Poems
VISIT TEL AVIV!
BOOK NOW!
CUT-PRICE TICKETS
FOR NEXT GAZA GENOCIDE!

PETRA SCANDALI (age 25) is an unpublished poet and freelance writer whose children’s novel, Autobiography of a Goldfish, has received 36 rejections. “If I get 40 rejections,” she says, “I will give up writing and become a Buddhist nun.”

Update by Petra Scandali

“When not busy shooting fish in a barrel in Gaza,
Israelis like to drool over pics of sultry sexbomb Bar Refaeli
with her poutypoo kissywissy mouth!”
“Not lately,” poster SPQR says in a comment below. “Lately they’ve been probably drooling over that leaked photo of her jamming a vibrator up her asshole.”
I find this comment very revealing.
Here is Israel’s most beautiful woman, lusted after by almost every single male in Israel. She can snap her fingers any time she wants and get millions of horny Israeli men to fuck her. What does she do? She chooses a vibrator instead.
A sad reflection indeed on Israeli men: that an inanimate object like a vibrator should be preferred to an erect Israeli penis.
Sarah Silverman humping a dog

Sarah Silverman humping a dog

Another astute observer of the Jewish psyche, one “Brownhawk” by name, comments dryly: “Sarah Silverman probably inspired her.”
I asked my boyfriend who Sarah Silverman was. I’d never heard of her.
He replied: “Oh, she’s a Jewish American whore masquerading as a comedian. She likes humping dogs and licking dog’s anuses.”
I could hardly believe my ears when I heard this. So I decided to check out this Silverman woman.
Sure enough, I was soon to learn that this sluttish American Jewess, adored by millions of degenerate American losers, had made a couple of videos in which bestiality was normalized in that typically Jewish fashion—by making it a subject for comedy.
Get a few cheap laughs by licking a dog’s anus and lying on a sofa with a dog between your legs—and bingo!—suddenly bestiality becomes the rage of the moment, the perversion du jour!

I hope the Jews DID kill Christ! I’d fucking do it again — in a second.”

That’s your Sarah Silverman again, attempting to make blasphemy and Christ hatred fashionable. All this with the full backing of American Jewry. With the help of the media, which they own, these American Jews have managed to canonize Sarah Silverman: a coarse and vulgar piece of human trash.
Note well, my friends, the double standards implicit here: you are allowed by the Jews of America, who monopolize and control its media, to vilify the founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, but you are not allowed to say a single bad word against that Jewish icon, Anne Frank. You can make fun of the Crucifixion as much as you want, but you dare not make fun of the Holocaust.
Enough of these slimy little Jews, both American and Israeli, who give the good Jews elsewhere a bad name.
If I were a Jew, I would hate to be associated with the likes of Sarah Silverman and with the blood-spattered child killers of Gaza.
I would be thoroughly ashamed to be a Jew.

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Ebola ZOMBIE HOAX – ABC NEWS Richard Besser is former Director of CDC – BUSTED!

Jeff C — Free Revolution Radio Oct 4, 2014

Labour’s Ed Balls and ISIS’s Khan

Originally from Aangirfan Oct 17, 2014 — Revised and expanded by this website Oct 18, 2014

In 2009, Reyaad Khan, aged 15, met the UK government minister Ed Balls, a member of Bilderberg.
Photo of Reyaad Khan (4th in from the left, blue open shirt, white t shirt - and Ed Balls. Click to enlarge

Photo of Reyaad Khan (4th in from the left, blue open shirt, white t shirt – and Ed Balls. Click to enlarge

The meeting took place at a youth club in Cardiff.
Then Khan said he “dreamed of becoming Britain’s first Asian prime minister.” While former schoolmates remembered him as a talented scholar who had moderate views and mixed well with people of all backgrounds.
So what happened? What turned this schoolboy with “moderate views” who “dreamed of becoming Britain’s first Asian prime minister” into a member of a radical group that routinely beheads charity workers?
According to the Daily Mail who spoke to his mother, Reyaad Khan was excited after meeting with Ed Balls, then Education Secretary.
That was 5 years ago. Khan is thought to have left home in Cardiff just over a year ago and now he’s fighting for a radical Muslim group in Syria renowned for its brutality. What accounts for his sudden transformation?
Just a year after his picture was taken with Ed Balls, Khan spoke on a film of his wish to rid the world of ‘evil’ and of the problems of growing up in a deprived inner-city area.
In the interview, he argued that the government wasted resources on ‘illegal wars’ and said more money ought to be spent on young people to help prevent them being led down the ‘wrong path’.
Khan before leaving for Syria, a mere 5 years ago. Click to enlarge

Khan before leaving for Syria, a mere 5 years ago. Click to enlarge

In other words Khan sounds like an inexperienced youth who is easily duped. Precisely the sort of target that British Intelligence would prey upon.
Khan also spoke of the challenges of avoiding criminality in the Cardiff neighbourhood where he grew up. So one can’t help wondering if British Intelligence hadn’t approached Khan with an offer?
It could after all be presented as an alternative to crime The sort of offer that might have tempted an idealistic and gullible youth.
We know that at least two of the 7/7 bombers are suspected of having been in contact with MI5 prior to the terror attacks. Did British intelligence also covertly approach Reyaad Khan?
Was he recruited for field operations in Syria? We know that some Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Free Syrian Army, among them British intelligence.
Have they also been recruiting for the Syrian opposition? We know that many British and European nationals are fighting with Syrian opposition groups opposed to President Assad. Have Western Intelligence agencies been recruiting disenchanted youths like Reyaad Khan to fight in Syria?
Now Khan in recruitment video

Khan in Islamic State recruitment video

Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants

Madeline Grant — Newsweek Oct 17, 2014

Predator UAV. Click to enlargeResearch by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent news organisation based at City University, London, has found that only 12% of victims of US drone strikes in Pakistan could be identified as militants.

In a report, released by the organisation on Thursday, researchers also found that fewer than 4% of those killed have been identified as members of al Qaeda.

The report said that out of the 2,379 known victims of drone strikes between June 2004 and October 2014, 704 have been identified. Only 295 of these were reported to be members of some kind of armed group.

The report alleges that of those there were “few corroborating details” to account for those who were solely listed as “militants”. More than a third of them were not designated a rank within their militant organisation, and almost 30% were not even linked to a specific group.

Only 84 of those designated as militants could be identified as members of al Qaeda, less than 4% of the total number of people killed.

The Bureau’s findings appear to contradict remarks made by John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, who claimed last year that American drone strikes only targeted “confirmed terrorist targets at the highest level”.

The report was made as part of the Bureau’s ‘Naming the Dead’ scheme, a project which aims to compile the names and other details of people killed by CIA drones in Pakistan. A recent strike in October this year has brought the total number of drone attacks up to 400, since the first known strike in 2004.

According to the Bureau’s website, “the names of the dead have been collected over a year of research in and outside Pakistan, using a multitude of sources. These include both Pakistani government records leaked to the Bureau, and hundreds of open source reports in English, Pashtun and Urdu.”

The Bureau’s researchers found evidence of only two named female victims of the strikes during this time, although they cited reports of up to 50 women who might have been amongst the 2,379 recorded victims.

Jack Serle, one of the report’s researchers, said that the comparatively low numbers of female victims could serve as an indicator of low civilian casualties. However, he added that this discrepancy might also be explained by differing gender roles in Pakistani society.

In Warizistan, the region of the country most affected by drone strikes, men and women are strictly segregated. According to the rules of “purdah”, the practice of female seclusion prevalent in Pakistan, women must remain veiled when in mixed company and often have separate quarters in homes to avoid coming into contact with male visitors.

Serle said that when drone strikes target a particular community, “social and cultural norms dictate that the women are more likely to be indoors” than “exposed or out in the fields”.

He also cited an incident in October 2006 when a madrassa was destroyed in strikes, killing 69 boys, to demonstrate that the lack of female participation in public life may be borne out in lower casualty figures.

Although the Bureau has only been able to identify a minority of the 2379 reported victims of drone strikes, Serle added that the report’s findings demonstrate “a fundamental lack of transparency about what’s being done in America”.

He warned that within the casualty figures, “there are a huge number of people we know nothing about and will never know anything about”. Without a better understanding of their identities, he asked, “how can we come to any conclusions about whether the drone campaign is working?”

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