Children's Books to Promote New World Order

Children’s Books to Promote New World Order

Introduction — Oct 16, 2017

Thomas the Tank Engine 2Once upon a time children’s books were written to entertain and maybe even educate youngsters. Now they are being used to subtly promote the New World Order agenda.
The objective appears to be to introduce/indoctrinate children to the elite’s plans while they’re still naive and easily impressed. So now the characters in Thomas the Tank will be more “gender-balanced” and “ethnically diverse”.
That means fewer white male characters in the children’s tales and more females from different races.
Mattel, the U.S. toy giant that owns the rights to Thomas the Tank Engine, collaborated with the United Nations in the makeover to help meet the organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The changes come after Labour MP Mary Creagh complained that Thomas was perpetuating ‘negative sterotypes’ — arguing it needed more female engines. So it’s no exaggeration to call the changes to the children’s stories politically motivated. Ed.

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas, the Tank Engine to become gender-balanced with more female trains, an African character and episodes abroad – in support of United Nations development goals

Stewart Paterson — Mail Online Oct 15, 2017

An overhaul of Thomas the Tank Engine will see two male engines turfed out to make way for female characters. 

Henry and Edward will be moving out of Tidmouth Sheds to make way for Nia, an orange engine from Africa, and Rebecca, a yellow-coloured engine. 

They will join Emily, the other female engine, as well as the boys Thomas, Percy James and Gordon. 

And the tradition of Liverpudlian narration – which first began with Ringo Starr – will disappear, as well as the theme tune with its roll-call of engine names.

But the most dramatic change will be Thomas leaving his home on the Island of Sodar as he embarks on adventures across the globe. 

Mattel, the US toy giant that owns rights to the much-loved show, collaborated with the United Nations to help meet the organisation’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

The storylines have been written to meet five of the goals: quality education, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and life on land. 

Mattel said the changes are a ‘groundbreaking refresh’ and is based on extensive market research with hundreds of parents and their children. 

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Vegas Eye Witnesses Die or Disappear

henrymakow.com — Oct 15, 2017

Kymberley Suchomel
Kymberley Suchomel, 28, found dead Oct 9 after Facebook posts disputing official Las Vegas shooting story. FBI declines to interview another witness of multiple shooters. 
Obviously “democracy” and the “free press” have been subverted and replaced by a veiled Masonic tyranny.

Witness Found Dead — Neonettle

A key witness in the Las Vegas shooting attack, who identified multiple shooters, has been found dead at her home.
28-year-old Kymberley Suchomel managed to escape the massacre, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, uninjured but made a public statement describing the attacks and how they were carried out by multiple gunmen that were firing weapons into the crowd.
Her post on Facebook quickly went viral as it confirmed what many had already suspected: The mainstream media “official” narrative that Stephen Paddock was a “lone wolf” gunman was false. Kymberley gave a detailed account of her horrific experience a few days after the event as she said she had struggled to think of the words to describe the “nightmare” she had been through. She said multiple gunmen were not only firing weapons in the crowd but chasing people and gunning them down.
She described how she was “chased” by one of the shooters: “We were rounding some sort of corner maybe- and I looked to the right and I saw this large cowboy sitting down with his legs spread, holding a blood-soaked woman. “I thought to myself ‘we NEED to hide’, but as I looked quickly for somewhere to go, the gunfire once again got closer and closer. “We couldn’t hide because they (and I do mean THEY) were chasing us.” “I kept looking back expecting to see the gunmen- and I say MEN because there was more than one person. “There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.”She also stated that what was being reported by the mainstream news networks didn’t match the events that actually took place, saying: “I have been watching the news non-stop since I arrived back home to my family. And it just doesn’t make sense.”
The story that are feeding everyone doesn’t add up to our eyewitness accounts. There is something wrong with what they are saying & the evidence seems fake if you ask me.”There are multiple people stating that there was a lady towards the beginning of the evening who had made her way up to the stage warning people that we were all gonna die- her and her boyfriend were escorted off the premises.”
Why has she not been mentioned by authorities? Every single survivor I have talked to also remembers multiple shooters, and at least one from the ground- why aren’t we being taken more seriously? Tons of things don’t add up.”
Rocky Palermo. Click to enlarge

Rocky Palermo. Click to enlarge

Rocky Palermo was shot by a gunman in the crowd during Sunday night’s mass shooting and says he has the evidence to prove it. He says there were between 3-5 active shooters firing weapons into the crowd and says there was gunfire coming from the ground as well as from above. Palermo was rushed to hospital after taking a .223 round to the pelvis and still has 30-40 pieces of bullet shrapnel still inside his body.
Doctors told him the bullet was inches from paralyzing or even killing him. Mr. Palmero confirmed that his injury was caused by an attacker on the ground and that the bullet was fired at his with a horizontal trajectory and wasn’t fired down from above, although weapons were being fired from “all angles”.
Oddly, Rocky says he has been trying to contact the FBI to give them his eyewitness account of what happened on that night, but his requests have been ignored by agents investigating the case.

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The FBI’S Vegas “Investigation” is a Farce

SGT Report — Oct 14, 2017

Las Vegas Shooting – Absolute Proof of Shooter At Bellagio Hotel – Video of Hotel Lockdown

End Times News Report — Oct 5, 2017

China’s ‘plot to deploy huge army against North Korea’ amid World War 3 fears

Nicole Stimson — The Express.co.uk Oct 16, 2017

PHOTOS have emerged of new construction in China, which experts believe could be part of a contingency plan to invade North Korea or amass their huge army on their shared border amid World War 3 fears.

Communist China has traditionally been North Korea’s closest ally, but Kim Jong-un’s continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests have tested Beijing’s patience.

It also comes as North Korea was spotted transporting 30 Scud missiles from Hwangju, south of the capital Pyongyang, to Nampo, on the Korea Bay coast opposite China.

Now photos reveal the Communist superpower is building a six-lane highway in its desolately populated northeast on route to North Korea.

With most Chinese peasants not able to afford the luxury of a car the construction of the G1112 Ji’an–Shuangliao Expressway, has led experts to believe it will be used for quick deployment of tanks and troops to its North Korean border.

Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on US-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, told Daily Star Online: “China’s Jilin province has even budgeted and paid for improvements in road infrastructure inside some parts of North Korea in recent years in order to improve logistical access to the Rason port inside North Korea.”

Dean Cheng, an Asia security expert at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington, said Beijing would have a ”vast array” of contingency plans involving military options to seize Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons.

The photos obtained by Daily Star Online show Chinese construction workers digging tunnels through mountains and massive cranes constructing bridges over rivers.

Crane being used to construct a bridge in China

Crane being used to construct a bridge in northeast China

China workers at G1112 Ji'an–Shuangliao Expressway

China workers work on the G1112 Ji’an–Shuangliao Expressway

China has also reportedly been considering ways in which Kim Jong-un can be assassinated and replaced – possibly by a member of his family.

Professor Malcolm Chalmers, a defence expert from the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), told Daily Star Online China wants a North Korean regime change.

Prof Chalmers said: “China has been trying to find another member of the Kim family to replace him – which has, of course, enraged him.

“China is interested more in personnel change rather than regime change.”

Professor Chalmers, from security think tank RUSI, added China would prefer a leader who is “more deferential to Chinese interest, especially on the nuclear file”.

But he admitted even removing Kim would probably not lead to the total denuclearisation of North Korea.

He said: “It would be hard for a North Korean leader to entirely bow down to China.”

The developments after Donald Trump has repeatedly put pressure on China to do more to rein in North Korea.

Following North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile test in July, the US President blasted Beijing for doing “nothing”.

The firebrand Republican tweeted: “I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do nothing for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!”

While Beijing has urged negotiations with the despotic nation North Korea has also been ramping up its defences.

Last month, China shot down missiles near the North Korean border in a provocative show of force against Kim Jong-un.

In an explosive military drill, China’s air force carried out exercises near the peninsula, practising to defend against a “surprise attack” – presumably from their erratic neighbour.

The exercise came days after North Korea carried out its sixth and largest nuclear test of an advanced hydrogen bomb.

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The Turning of the Tide as True Dawn Breaks upon the World

Visible Origami — Oct 15, 2017

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
The world is the world is the world. It is what it is at any time, which you may be sure it is not because it is always only appearing. It seems. It seems to be and this explains why there are such a countless number of dissimilar impressions of what it is and what is not taking place. At times it can seem pleasant and serene. At other times it is restless and disturbed. That is why it has the appearance of stability or the appearance of disorder. That ancient text, The I Ching describes the alternating patterns as well as anything can. It is all about change. Sometimes it is changing and sometimes it is not. Sometimes there is transition and sometimes there is stasis. That is why the I Ching has changing hexagrams from one to another. This is the critical truth one must accept concerning the world and one’s time in it. It changes. Ergo, stability must be maintained from within. Everything about YOU depends on you; not where the world may be at any time and not, in reality, whatever seems to be.
If the world is confusing and you are confused, well… that is generally the case here. If you are not confused then it does not matter if the world is confusing. How does one arrive to the point where they are beyond confusion? Rely on the ineffable, because the ineffable is NEVER confused. Depend on your own devices and you will not prosper and advance in any meaningful way. You might amass a fortune and come into positions of prominence but nothing meaningful will have taken place. This, one discovers later in the game. The game is fixed. It is not fixed by powerful individuals that pay the band and determine the music and nature of the dance. It is fixed according to the principles upon which it exists. This is why you can’t win for losing. This is why, no matter what level of power or wealth you may come to, you will have, in fact, accomplished nothing… because of the principles, the spiritual principles upon which the manifest is based.
We have just seen a classic example of, ‘how the mighty have fallen’. Harvey Weinstein had it all. Of anyone in Hollywood you would think him untouchable. He certainly thought so. The timbers are shivering in the back lots… who will be next? Forget about whether Weinstein got thrown under the bus, or whether it was some freak interplay of opportunistic forces. It’s Mr. Apocalypse and previously he was headed into town… rumors of his arrival had been heard for some time. It got to where it was like the Kalifornia Big One. You hear it for long enough and nothing happens and you figure nothing ever will. Then it does. Mr. Apocalypse is now ‘in town’. Speaking of Kalifornia. If all those entrepreneurs just got wiped out, how long will it be before corporate interests step in? Makes you wonder…
Then again, as concerns Herr Weinstein. Don’t kid yourself about all these outraged actresses. They would and do sell their bodies, their services and their souls for a chance at the Ring of Power. They will sell their children and anything of value that they may possess. I’ve been among these creatures. Show business is just that, a business and it’s all on the auction block. As the old joke states; a man approached a woman in a bar and asked her if she would sleep with him for a million dollars. She replied that she most certainly would. He then asked her if she would sleep with him for ten dollars and she replied, “Of course not! What do you take me for?” He answered, “We’ve already established that. Now we are just dickering about price.”
Could something like this be true? We know some version of it is but NONE OF THIS MATTERS. Only the ineffable matters, whether your attention is there or not. On the one hand there is a clear weather eye upon the horizon. On the other hand you are walking blind.
This is why… this is why it behooves every sincere and caring soul to seek out and discover the indwelling spirit within. Only the indwelling, only the ineffable, knows what is and what is not. You CANNOT win on your own. Whether you realize, or simply accept that this is so, or whether you discover it in a state of regret at some further reach, it will come to your attention. My dear brothers and sisters, I tell you this out of a true concern for you welfare. The whole of existence, the entirety of it, is about one thing and one thing ONLY; whether you have put your attention upon the divine, or whether you have put it upon the things of this world.
Let me point out that the ineffable is not concerned with whether you are rich or poor. It is perfectly acceptable to be rich, to be famous, to be good looking. As to the last of these, I personally know this to be true (Visible!!! heh heh… sorry, it was there to say and I said it. I was joking, in case that went by some of you). Anyway… it is perfectly okay to possess any of these, as well as to be in positions of power and influence. It is all for the purpose of demonstration. It is not what you do or do not have that matters. It is what you do with it! It pleases the ineffable mightily to confer upon you all manner of wonderful conditions and circumstances but you have to be in a position to receive them. Here is an example. The shower may be running but if you are not standing under it you cannot get wet. You have to be standing under the shower to get the benefits of the shower. It is as simple as that. It really is as simple as that and I am speaking from experience in this regard; in both instances.
We have mentioned the presence and progression of a severe crisis in American life. It is direct evidence of what we have been speaking about today; you can expand horizontally in the material sense or you can expand within and up in the spiritual sense. Here is the victory of appetite over restraint everywhere. It’s right in front of you and it is not simply about the ubiquity of comestibles everywhere. It is taking place in the sexual realm. It is taking place in the arenas of experience of every sense. Human life is awash in sensation and the most widespread vehicle of them all is the cellphone. I have a cellphone. Only two people know the number and one of them lives in this house (grin). Occasionally, when I have no other medium available I might use it. It’s an iphone that a friend gave me. I haven’t been on the internet with it yet and I have had it for a year. I’m not trying to paint myself as anything special here. This is only to say that the ineffable actually is my main and enduring focus. This is why I am one of the luckiest men on Earth and I share that honor with all like intended souls.
I know it may not look like this is true, given the degree of suffering I have endured. Trust me when I tell you I haven’t reported on even half of it but… every measure of pain and loss is money in the bank. It counts for nothing in a world of suffering but it is coin of great value in the world beyond and it also counts mightily here as well because the time may well come when one’s fortunes turn. AND- the most important aspect is… how do you feel??? How do you feel when nothing you have or may ever have compares not a wit with that which will never leave you? The quality of life can be measured according to how one feels about themselves and others in life. What is the state of your internal being? How do you feel? If all is not well, you can change that. Change yourself and the world will change around you.
These are not just words my friends.
Mr. Apocalypse is here! He is in the corridors of power. He is there where the deals are made. He sees and hears the orders being given. He sees the papers being signed. We have seen some events in our time but nothing like we are going to see soon. The most amazing feature of it all for me is that so many of the elite untouchables believe that they are in the drivers seat and that they are causing the events to take place but this is not the case at all. They are being inevitably herded to that denouement on the Road to Damascus and it will not be Jesus Christ who is speaking to them and yet it could be but in a far different manner than what took place all those years ago. This is the beauty of the fact that the devil works for God. The game is rigged. The game is fixed. Does it not make the greatest sense to be a part of the plan of the unassailable will of the almighty?
We may be whistling past the graveyard in the dark of the night but there is light up ahead. We have dwelt in the invisible corona of false dawn for so long that we have despaired that the dawn would ever come. The relentless push of manifest malfeasance has spread its shadow over the entire atmosphere of life but in the end it is only a shadow as was it all when The Ring went into the fires of Mt Doom; “And then at last over the miles between there came a rumble, rising to a deafening crash and roar; the earth shook, the plain heaved and cracked, and Orodruin reeled. Fire belched from its riven summit. The skies burst into thunder seared with lightning. Down like lashing whips fell a torrent of black rain. And into the heart of the storm, with a cry that pierced all other sounds, tearing the clouds asunder, the Nazgûl came, shooting like flaming bolts, as caught in the fiery ruin of hill and sky they crackled, withered, and went out.”
So let it be.
End Transmission…….

 

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In next 10-20 years, France will be new Lebanon – writer

Russia Today — Oct 15, 2017

paris_a_battle_with_no_frontIn just a few years, Islamic suburbs of Paris will obey their own set of rules, they will have their own laws, their own principles, maybe even their own police. It is already the case, Alexandre Mendel, author of the book ‘Partition’ told RT.

Europe has been facing a large number of migrants coming from the war-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East. Today many are concerned about the Islamization of Europe and the failure of Muslims assimilating into their new countries.

RT met with a writer Alexandre Mendel, whose new book “Partition” is devoted to the Muslims’ failure to integrate in France, and discussed the current situation in that country.

RT:  Please start by describing for our readers your book.

Alexandre Mendel: My last book, ‘Jihadist France,’ was only about the French terrorists. ‘Partition’ is mainly about Islamization of France, about what’s going on in France, in schools, hospitals, at work, in sports clubs, etc. I am not talking this time about terrorism itself, but about the way France decided whether the French government – like it or not – collaborated and accepted some kind of arrangements with Islam. This is the main topic of the book.

There are at least two things that are important about the Islamization. The first one is that you cannot be always blind with this problem. For 20-30 years we let down our rules, our principals, our republican ideals; we negotiated with Islamists. We are totally blind to this kind of small signals that some parts of France were becoming Islamized. That can explain the terrorism today in France. If we didn’t accept these little arrangements with radical Islam, we probably wouldn’t have had so many attacks in France. That is why it is so important today not to be blind anymore in France and to tell the truth.

My book is made of many, many reports in France. It is not a theoretical book – it is a book written by a reporter. We went there, we went to the schools, to the hospitals, to the cities where people and police never set foot to see the reality and just to talk about the reality. A lot of French people, especially a lot of French journalists and French politicians never go there. It is very important today to be a reporter in these areas where nobody sets foot anymore. This is a testimony of our modern time.

RT:  What should be done to integrate people into society? Is it only a Muslim thing, or other groups, as well?

AM: In my book, I say that there is no solution because it is too late; there won’t be any solution. You can’t send them back to their country – they are French – the French cannot send them back. What France will become in the next 10 or 20 years will be a kind of new Lebanon in some places in France.

For example, take some suburbs in Paris: they will have their own set of rules, they will have their own laws, their own principals, maybe even their own police. It is already the case. The fact that in France right now in many places France has no control in these areas. We accepted it already and we won’t fight back to get these suburbs back to France. It is already done – we already lost the war against them.

So the rich people in France will be in the fancy neighborhoods of Paris, far from the problems, and then the poor people will have to deal with Islamism on a daily base. This is the way we accepted that already.

RT:  Why did integration failed in France, do you think?

AM: Integration has failed in France, but not only France – in many other countries, because we buried our republican principal to actually mimic what exists in Great Britain, in Canada, or in the US; accept that you could be French, get French citizenship without even speaking French, without even going to the Republican French School, get French citizenship, without living like the French. France is not a new country of immigration – it has a very long story of immigration. People in the 1920s came to France from all over Europe – from Poland, from Russia, from Armenia, Italy, and there was no problem to integrate them, no problem at all…

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Syrian Idlib chemical incident ‘likely staged’ – Moscow

Russia Today — April 14, 2017

US cruise missile launched at the al Shayrat air base near Homs in Syria. Click to enlarge

US cruise missile launched at the al Shayrat air base near Homs in Syria. Click to enlarge

Moscow is inclined to believe that the Idlib chemical incident in April, which was used by the US as a pretext to strike Syria’s Shayrat Airbase, was staged, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, stressing the need for a thorough and impartial investigation.

On Friday, the head of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov told UN briefing that Moscow cannot rule out that the Khan Sheykhoun chemical attack, which took place on April 4, was staged.

Presenting photographic evidence of a crater from the scene of the chemical incident, Ulyanov stressed that the bomb which dispersed the deadly chemical agent was most likely detonated on the ground and not on impact from a Syrian airstrike.

“Most likely, an improvised explosive device was located on the surface,” Ulyanov said, adding that it contained no more than 1-2kg of “chemical warfare agent.” Aerial bombardment, the diplomat reasoned, leaves much deeper and wider craters in the ground.

The Russian diplomat also demonstrated pictures and videos of children from the alleged scene of the attack, noting that if sarin was indeed used on them, then their pupils would not have been dilated, but instead would substantially contract. He said these kids might have been “drugged” to heighten the media hysteria and the emotional appeal surrounding the chemical incident.

“Apparently, the children pictured in the photos were actually exposed to psychotropic substances,” Ulyanov said.

“The question arises — what actually happened in Khan Sheykhoun? Unlike some of our partners, we do not intend to categorically impose our point of view. We believe that the JIM [Joint Investigation Mission] must work out all versions, including an airstrike,” Ulyanov said.

“Russia, at the same time, expects the staged incident version to be also carefully considered since, honestly speaking, we tend more and more to opt for that version,” the diplomat said at the UN during a briefing on the ‘Syrian chemical dossier.’

The Khan Shaykhun chemical attack happened on April 4, 2017, in the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib Governorate, an area that was under the control of Tahrir al-Sham, better known as the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group. The sarin gas attack which allegedly claimed the lives of between 74 to 100 civilians reportedly happened when the town was struck by the Syrian Air Force.

Washington immediately rushed to blame Damascus based on open-source intelligence, despite the denial of the Syrian government, which destroyed all of its sarin stockpiles under the deal brokered between Russia and the US in 2013.

Despite any lack of evidence, three days later US President Donald Trump authorized the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat Airbase, from where US intelligence claimed the chemical attack was launched.

Russia and Syria have repeatedly called on the international community to conduct a thorough impartial investigation into the matter. Moscow has long insisted that the previous investigation report, which was released by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in June and found traces of sarin in the samples of soil, has many flaws and cannot be deemed conclusive.

The most glaring problem with the report, Russia insists, is the fact that the OPCW-JIM mission never actually visited the site of the alleged attack but relied on the evidence collected by the militant groups controlling the area. The experts have also failed to inspect the Shayrat Airbase.

Ulyanov said that Moscow will study the new report by the OPCW which is due to be released on October 26, to see if JIM mandate should be renewed for another year.

“In order to judge if it deserves an extension of the mandate, we need to see the report to be issued on October 26 and assess it,” Ulyanov told a briefing in New York.

OPCW is faced with a “scandalous situation” by refusing to visit the Shayrat base, where Western capitals claim the chemical attack originated from.

“Experts of the OPCW, according to our data, are ready to take samples there,” if the Syrian government provides safe access to Shayrat, Ulyanov said. Yet despite guarantees from Damascus, for some “unclear reasons [the organization] categorically refuses to give appropriate instructions” to its team to collect the chemical samples.

The Russian envoy stressed that the fact-finding mission still has one month left to take those samples before their current mandate expires.

“I ask myself what’s the reason for the extension of the mandate of this mechanism if it is not capable and is not willing to fulfill its mandate,” he wondered.

Adopted in 2015 the OPCW-JIM mandate was renewed once for a year. The current mandate is due to expire in mid-November.

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Also see:

Why Accusations of Chemical Weapons Used by Syrian Army ‘Not Supported by Facts’

14-page report completely debunks White House claim on Syria’s chemical attack

Major Evidence That Assad Did Not Conduct Chemical Attacks

US allies in Europe vow to stand by Iran nuclear deal

Laura Smith-Spark — CNN Oct 14, 2017

The leaders of Britain, Germany and France have declared their backing for the Iran nuclear deal renounced by President Donald Trump, saying it is “in our shared national security interest.”

Trump announced Friday that he would not recertify the multilateral agreement, claiming Iran had not kept its end of the 2015 deal and called on Congress and US allies to address its “many serious flaws” or see it “terminated.”

But in a joint declaration issued the same day, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said they stood committed to the agreement “and its full implementation by all sides.”

“The nuclear deal was the culmination of 13 years of diplomacy and was a major step toward ensuring that Iran’s nuclear (program) is not diverted for military purposes,” they said.

The leaders did not directly comment on Trump’s decision but said they “are concerned by the possible implications” of it.

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, also voiced strong EU support for the deal and dismissed the idea that any single party could end it.

“It is not a bilateral agreement, it does not belong to any single country, and it is not up to any single country to terminate it,” she said.

“It is a robust deal” that “is working and delivering,” Mogherini said. “We cannot afford to dismantle it.”

‘Consider the implications’

Announcing his move, Trump cited “multiple violations of the agreement.” However, the International Atomic Energy Agency, American allies and the US government all have said Tehran is complying with the official pact.

May, Merkel and Macron reiterated in their declaration that Iran had not been found in breach of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and that it had been unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council.

“Therefore, we encourage the US Administration and Congress to consider the implications to the security of the US and its allies before taking any steps that might undermine the JCPoA, such as re-imposing sanctions on Iran lifted under the agreement,” they said.

Both May and Macron had spoken with Trump in the days before his announcement to urge him to maintain his country’s commitment to the deal, which the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, the EU and Iran signed in 2015.

Trump’s announcement means Congress now has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions against Iran, a move that could leave the United States in violation of the agreement.

In the meantime, Trump said the United States would get tough on aspects of Iran’s behavior that are not covered in the pact, which limits Iran’s nuclear program in return for an easing of international sanctions.

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100 Lumps of Shit on the Wall, You Take One Down, You Pass it Around, 99 Lumps of shit on the Wall

Reflections in a Petri Dish — Oct 14, 2017

You take one down you pass it around, 98 lumps of shit on the wall and… so on and on and on but for some reason the shit still remains; like how there was six million killed and in one location they reduced the number of casualties by more than 3 million and there are still six million. It’s sort of like Mickey Mouse hitting the relentless brooms with an axe and there being two where there were once one but he’ll get mentioned again because Mickey Mouse sums up the whole affair better than anyone else and Wiley Coyote had better look out but you may be sure he won’t because you can’t maintain a one pointed fixation on a particular objective and still possess an objective awareness of what’s going on around you, unless it will facilitate getting what you want.
Dog Poet Transmitting…….
Oh the Horror! The Horror! There’s shit everywhere; walking shit, crawling shit, flying shit, high end shit and low end shit, shit for brains (plenty of that) and shit for lunch, shit apathy and shit entropy and most certainly shit out of luck; no shit- au contraire, there be plenty… plenty not so good and plenty. There’s cold shit, warm shit and all of it available in steam pans filled with shit. We’re going to be talking about shit today. If you disagree with my term selection, I assure you that I gave it a lot of thought and all I could come up with was… shit. So… pardon me but this really is the best I can do, mostly because this is not the best that so many of the rest can or could do.
It’s official, Trump is either a willing or unwilling captive of the Satanic Tribe. He is most assuredly a Shabbos Goy. He has come to the penultimate of the nonsensically trivial and irrelevant of his materialistic waste of space life. You can see him literally jump like a Pinocchio on strings as he herky jerkies out the neo-con talking points, on Russia, on Iran, on Donner and Dixon. I now realize that all the good and courageous agendas that he brought forth were only to appease those deluded fools who saw through hope and change and thought there might still be hope and the possibility of change; before I go any further, let me say that there is most certainly hope and you can count on change, whether you like it or not but very little of general human value is going to be forthcoming from him. He’s a sold out and bloated caricature and a poor imitation of someone who was fake to begin with, rather than being the maestro of The Apprentice he is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice as personified by Mickey Mouse in Fantasia.
Let us read the words of the prophet before we travel further. Let us reflect on the meaning implicit thereon because it is the absence of reflection on these very tenets that has brought us to such a pass, though we shall not all be continuing on the road to perdition because not all of us are playing ‘follow the leader’, or were going in that direction in the first place.
Speaking of shit, here is the latest shit mousse, duck shit pâté. It’s not babies torn from the incubators. It doesn’t have people being thrown into industrial plastic shredders. What it is is a variation on those themes with murdered infants and raped wives and fantastic details of Pakistan and America working together against the wicked Taliban. This will assuredly tie into the Iranians at some point. Do I lack sympathy for these people? No. I just don’t think these people exist.
How about this load of shit from that center of all things perverse and twisted… Toronto, where Normal is about to be criminalized because it is owned from the top down by the same people that own Trump.
I love reading the bio’s of people who feed off of the fly blown shit heap of the entertainment industry; pay special attention to Hayley McGowan’s. I especially like the comments that come around indicating the intelligence level of the people who patronize the people who feed off of the shit heap of the entertainment business. I am amazed at the cluelessness of celebrities and their shameless glomming on to anything that will hopefully, possibly (fuck! I’m desperate) elevate them out of their D-list celebrity status. Even if it means fabricating a meaningless drama out of nothing because we all have a Harvey Weinstein story somewhere, even if it is only in our imagination. Some of us, however, need a Harvey Weinstein story like we need to draw breath if we are under water too long. It appears there are so very many of them. If you know much about Gwyneth Paltrow’s real life you would have most likely, like myself, broken out into laughter at her version of Rashomon. Let the piling on begin.
I’m not defending Harvey. I’ve known about Harvey for some time and I’m not a fan but… the level of sanctimony and self righteousness that is going on is staggering. Most of these people are people who would do and have done ANYTHING to get where they are, or were …but now? Heh heh… the outrage is comical. Hollywood is chock full of perversities far beyond anything Harvey has gotten up to in that specific manner. It’s possible he’s up to other things in other areas that I am not informed about. Anyway… it’s all shit; miles wide and miles deep and… it’s flammable but ultimately, that’s a good thing.
My friends, I am not pleased with myself for writing this. Surely I could have come up with something better and you probably already know all about this and don’t need to hear more but for several days, all I have run into is shit… they’ve got that big industrial 3-D printer going 24/7 and pumping out lie after lie after lie and the reason is that their reality is fraying at the edges and they know it. They can’t do anything about it either. Mr. Apocalypse is real and his manner of action is one of degrees. He’s not what he was previously when he was setting the stage. He was setting the stage so that he could come on stage and once he comes on stage, it’s a whole new ballgame and then there is a new series of degrees and you won’t have to worry about missing any of it because it will be going on right in front of you as it intensifies. I take no pleasure in any of this. I am neither in anticipation or apprehension. There’s nothing one can do about it.
It is no accident that a man of Trump’s farcical stature is where he is. It’s no accident that so much polarization is taking place. It’s no accident that such a epic storm of flies are swarming around the shit. It’s no accident that cellphones are everywhere and that the masses are attached to them as if their life depended on them and in many cases their lives have been lost as a result and technology is rapidly approaching a state where the world is soon to be transformed in more areas than one can catalog.
It is no accident that it has become a joke but it is not something that is funny. It is tragic-comic and very sad and it is right there, being defined and defining itself and for some reason, the present level of human awareness does not allow for a deeper scrutiny and so… we have cellphones. They are the total surrogate. They are Linus’s blanket. They are like layers of fat that insulate one from feeling because of all the alienation and loneliness and shame and disgust… the self loathing that one holds tighter and tighter as an affirmation of identity that is a fabrication built out of nothing at all.
9/11 was and is a composite of ridiculous presumptions that no rational mind could entertain. Sandy Hook and Las Vegas, transsexual children, mind-numbing television, The agony of want in the face of conspicuous excess. You can spend as much as $300,000 on a car stereo. You can spend a million on a single home speaker. Any search engine will give you the details. I don’t think you need anymore links. I could list for you one absurdity after another of what the very rich spend their money on while a good portion of the world is hungry. Whenever the world gets out of balance and those who have far too much have even more than that and those with too little compose such a number, cosmic forces are automatically set into action. I just heard, “chase down your passion” and “life is as big as you make it”. The announcer was talking about Budweiser. Yes, the baseball playoffs are on and even being aware of what I am aware of, I am not immune to pedestrian entertainments. I tried living in remote isolation and I literally was not allowed to. I’ve learned through painful experience to rely on the ineffable for everything and I have no choice anyway and if I think I do I will be shown otherwise.
Sometimes we can aspire and achieve and sometimes we would profit more by doing what is expected of us and by some means we are informed as to what that is if we pay attention… or failing that, have it impressed upon us.
I’m sorry I had to talk about shit today. I really do apologize for that. It’s just what came up and tomorrow or the next day it will be different. I didn’t even include some of the most glaring examples that I came across. Suffice to say that lacking as we are in more examples of it here, I have seen a whole lot of shit recently (grin). However, the problem is perhaps with my own vision for I have seen many beautiful examples as well and I see them daily in my personal life; thank god!
The point we have been trying to make, albeit ineffectually, is that the time is truly at hand for us to consider what is important to us. It is time to reflect upon the course we have taken and give serious thought to what that implies. It is time to reach with a burning desire for the one who is in possession of the fate of all life. It is my belief, my firm and certain belief, that in this time there is a miraculous potential for spiritual growth and advancement on the path. I fully intend to rededicate myself in every moment that I am fortunate enough to remember to do so and place my life in the capable hands of the everlasting lover of us all.
End Transmission…….
What the heck… let’s bring a touch of beauty in with one more of Timothy Raab’s photos-

 

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Russian TV Says U.S. Breaks Peace Treaty

Eric Zuesse — Washington’s Blog Oct 14, 2017

Headlining “‘More US troops at our borders’ – Russian Defense Ministry, Russian Television (whose U.S. broadcasts the U.S. Government is considering to ban) reported, on Friday, October 13th, that “On Thursday, the U.S. announced the presence of a second [U.S.] regiment in the already very tense Baltic region, and Poland, and that’s a move which Moscow claims violates that fundamental peace treaty signed between Russia and NATO.”

This report was referring to the NATO Founding Act, which had been signed in 1997 after Russian President Boris Yeltsin learned that the verbal promise which the agents of America’s President George H.W. Bush had made to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 that NATO would not move “one inch to the east”, was soon going to be broken, and that Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland would be the first former Warsaw Pact nations to be added to NATO. Yeltsin was furious to learn of this, and so there were negotiations; and, this time around, Russia got the West’s signatures upon what was to be the contractual relationship between the by-now clearly expanding NATO, and the post-communist and now lone nation of Russia. The NATO Founding Act promised that:

NATO reiterates that in the current and foreseeable security environment, the Alliance will carry out its collective defence and other missions by ensuring the necessary interoperability, integration, and capability for reinforcement rather than by additional permanent stationing of substantial combat forces. Accordingly, it will have to rely on adequate infrastructure commensurate with the above tasks. In this context, reinforcement may take place, when necessary, in the event of defence against a threat of aggression and missions in support of peace consistent with the United Nations Charter and the OSCE governing principles, as well as for exercises consistent with the adapted CFE Treaty, the provisions of the Vienna Document 1994 and mutually agreed transparency measures. Russia will exercise similar restraint in its conventional force deployments in Europe.

The key phrase there is “permanent stationing,” and, as is common in treaties, it isn’t defined. Russia had wanted it to be defined, but the U.S. refused.

Back on 4 September 2014, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was asked at a press conference, “How would you respond to US President Barack Obama’s statement that the Russia-NATO Founding Act may be amended?” And Lavrov said: “This document was elaborated by all countries that are members of the Russia-NATO Council, and can only be amended collectively. Unilaterally, it is possible only to withdraw from the act, but this would apply only to the country that makes this decision. Declaring that ‘I, a single country, have decided to amend a collective document signed by 28 nations’ is not entirely appropriate, either legally or politically.”

On 9 March 2017, Deutsche Welle bannered “Hopeful for more troops, US scouts basing options in Germany” and reported that, “Eastern European countries, including Poland, have pushed for permanent troops in their territory, but Western allies, including Germany, have resisted, citing the 1997 NATO Founding Act, an agreement with Russia that they argue limits permanent deployments in former Warsaw Pact nations.”

So: the U.S. is doing it regardless of what the leadership of Germany or any other NATO-member-nation want. The U.S. had been behind the East European regimes that want to go to war against Russia, and it’s providing them with the men and material in order to lead them in that invasion. Russia is in no position to be able to respond in-kind against the United States, because not only does Russia no longer control the nations that are on and near its own borders, but it doesn’t have, and never did have, control over any of the nations that are on or near America’s borders, except for tiny Cuba, back when both Cuba and the U.S.S.R. were communist. The current U.S.-NATO buildup along and near Russia’s borders would be more similar to a Russian buildup along America’s borders with Canada and Mexico, which Russia wouldn’t be able to do, even if Russia’s Government wanted to.

The American news-site Newsweek (formerly a major glossy magazine but now only online) headlined on October 12th, “U.S. Military Sends Troops to Russian Border, Officials Say They Want ‘Peace, Not War’ With Russia”, and noted that though Russia said the NATO Founding Act prohibited this deployment, “Since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula amid political unrest in neighboring Ukraine in 2014, however, NATO has significantly expanded its military presence near Russia, especially among the three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — and Poland. These four nations were designated by the U.S. last year to host NATO battle groups, but the multinational coalition has expanded its forces beyond these countries, drawing further Russian fury.” In other words: the U.S. designated these countries, on and near the Russian border, to precipitate the final war, which the U.S. intends to finish. And the U.S. then approved, even more, countries, for the task.

Back on 13 June 2015, the New York Times had headlined “U.S. Is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe” and reported:

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, American and allied officials say.

The proposal, if approved, would represent the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States has stationed heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member nations in Eastern Europe that had once been part of the Soviet sphere of influence. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine have caused alarm and prompted new military planning in NATO capitals.

What had actually happened is that starting by no later than 2011, the Obama Administration was planning a coup to overthrow the democratically elected Ukrainian President who had been elected in 2010, and the resulting coup — which was carried out in 2014 by Ukraine’s two racist-fascist or ideologically nazi political Parties, the Right Sector, and the Svoboda Party (the latter of which Party was renamed from its original “Social Nationalist Party of Ukraine” name, at the demand of the CIA) — was very violent and bloody, and terrified the residents in the Ukrainian regions that had voted over 75% for the elected President (whom Ukraine’s Nazis had just overthrown), especially Crimea and Donbass, so these supporters of the elected President (these people being Russian-speakers) clamored for Russian protection, and Russia provided it. (Here is what Russia was protecting them against in Crimea; and, here is what Russia was protecting them against in Donbass.) By no later than two days after the coup was over, the top officials of the EU knew that it had been a coup and was not a ‘democratic revolution’ such as was being publicly reported. They kept silent about it, and the regimes in the former Warsaw Pact nations have prevented their publics from knowing that Ukraine had suffered a nazi-executed and U.S.-financed coup; and, so, the people in those Eastern European countries think that the imperialistic nation is Russia (like the former Soviet regime was), and not the U.S. (which in recent decades was taken over by fascists, America’s oligarchs).

And, so, since the U.S. Government is gearing up for war with Russia, Russia is preparing to defend itself — against the U.S., and against at least the nations that are bordering or close to Russia (maybe including Ukraine itself), which are providing the military bases and allowing the missiles and other weapons to be installed there (in the participating countries) for the invasion. If and when the invasion happens, it will be completed within less than an hour, the idea being to destroy Russia’s retaliatory weapons by a blitz-attack before they can be fired and before their warheads can reach their destinations, for which reasons Lockheed Martin’s ABM (or BMD) system (called “Aegis Ashore”) is being deployed around Russia’s borders: to nullify all retaliatory capability (as if that were even possible to do).

Anyway, regardless of whether Russia violated the NATO Founding Act by its having accepted the 90%+ plebiscite results in Crimea on 16 March 2014 favoring to become again a part of Russia (as they had been until the Soviet dictator transferred them to Ukraine in 1954), there can be no question that, under U.S. President Obama, and now continuing under U.S. President Trump, the NATO Founding Act has itself been nullified, and there is no longer exists what had been the only peace treaty that the U.S. ever signed with Russia. We’re now in not the Cold War, which was accepted by both sides as being a balance of terror in order to maintain the peace (Mutually Assured Destruction or “MAD”); we’re in the situation where the U.S. Government believes instead in “Nuclear Primacy”, or America conquering Russia. If that weren’t the case, then America wouldn’t have been doing what it has been doing since 2011.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

 

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Free Passage Deal For ISIS In Raqqa – U.S. Denies Involvement – Video Proves It Lies

Moon of Alabama — Oct 14, 2017

After free passage negotiations with the U.S. and its Kurdish proxy forces, ISIS is moving its fighters out of Raqqa city. When the Syrian government reached similar agreements the U.S. childishly criticized it. The U.S. coalition claims that it was “not involved in the discussions” that led to the Raqqa free passage agreement. A BBC News report shows that the opposite is true.

US negitiates free passage for ISIS

Over the last two years, the U.S. and its Kurdish proxy force in Syria made several deals with the Islamic State. In 2016, for example, they negotiated a deal with Islamic State fighters to move from Manbij to the Turkish border to avoid further casualties in the fight about the city.

But when in August 2017 Hizbullah and the Lebanese and Syrian government negotiated a deal with some 300 besieged ISIS fighters and their families at the Lebanese-Syria border, the U.S. loudly protested. The U.S. military blocked and threatened to bomb the evacuation convoy over several days and the U.S. envoy McGurk ranted against it:

7:20 AM – 30 Aug 2017 – Brett McGurk @brett_mcgurk

Irreconcilable #ISIS terrorists should be killed on the battlefield, not bused across #Syria to the Iraqi border without #Iraq’s consent 1/2
Our @coalition will help ensure that these terrorists can never enter #Iraq or escape from what remains of their dwindling “caliphate.” 2/2

Over the last months, U.S. supported Kurdish proxy fighters besieged the city of Raqqa and fought to take it from ISIS. An immense amount of U.S. bombs was released to lower the casualty numbers of the U.S.proxy forces. The city was literally “destroyed to save it”. Many of its civilian inhabitants were killed. During the last days rumors abounded that a deal was made between the U.S. and ISIS. It would give ISIS fighters free passage when leaving the city. Today these rumors were confirmed:

[SOHR] received information from Knowledgeable and independent sources confirming reaching a deal between the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces in one hand; and the “Islamic State” organization in the other hand and the deal stated the exit of the remaining members of the “Islamic State” organization out of Al-Raqqah city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirms that this agreement has happened, and confirms that all the Syrian members were gotten out already, and if some members remained until now it is because they are of the non-Syrian nationalities of whom the French Intelligence objects getting them out of Al-Raqqah city, where the French Intelligence considers that some of those involved in Paris Attack are present inside the city …

Other sources said that buses had arrived to take the leaving ISIS fighters towards the Syrian-Iraqi border area. Local officials say that foreign fighters with ISIS are also leaving. The U.S. coalition generally confirms the evacuation, but it denies any involvement:

A convoy of vehicles is staged to depart Raqqah Oct. 14 under an arrangement brokered by the Raqqah Civil Council and local Arab tribal elders Oct. 12.

The Coalition was not involved in the discussions that led to the arrangement but believes it will save innocent lives and allow Syrian Democratic Forces and the Coalition to focus on defeating Daesh terrorists in Raqqah with less risk of civilian casualties.

The hypocrisy stinks to high heaven. A deal made by Hizbullah with besieged ISIS fighters and their families was condemned. The evacuation convoy was blocked in the desert by U.S. drones and air interdiction. Now the U.S. and its allies make a similar deal and let leave its besieged position. They bus those fighters to the Syrian-Iraqi border where Syrian government forces are engaged in heavy battles against ISIS.

The U.S. says: “The Coalition was not involved in the discussions”. That is a lie. Only two days ago BBC News reported on the meeting where the deal was discussed and then made. Here you can see (vid) U.S. General Jim Glynn meeting on October 12 with Raqqa officials to negotiate the deal. While the General claimed at that time that no deal was made, later news and the situation today proves the opposite. ISIS convoys are moving out of Raqqa and the U.S. and its proxy forces are sitting tight and simply watch them leave. No U.S. air asset is blocking the convoy and no Brett McGurk is raving against the deal.

The criticism of the Hizbullah deal in August by the U.S. military was unprofessional. The blockade of the earlier evacuation convoy was childish behavior. McGurk’s rants were puerile. To lie today about involvement in the deal-making after having invited the BBC to film the negotiations is just utterly stupid. No grown-ups seem to be involved on the U.S. side of the Syria conflict.

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Sex Assaults Pretext for Soviet-Style Purge?

henrymakow.com — Oct 14, 2017

weinstein and his actressess

Weinstein and his actress accussers. Click to enlarge

Overnight, Harvey Weinstein went from player to pariah. This behavior is typical of the Illuminati and has been going on for years.
He deserves to be demonized but Lanny Goodman asks if there is a hidden agenda behind throwing him to the wolves.
Disclaimer: I think Goodman’s thesis is overwrought and farfetched but he claims to have high Masonic sources. Make up your own mind.

by Lanny Goodman — (henrymakow.com)

Just as Communists in the former Soviet Union jailed and murdered almost 100,000,000 Russians under the brutal dictatorship of Jozef Stalin by his secret police chiefs Felix Dzerzhinsky and Lavrenty Beria, a similar purge is about to happen in Freemasonic America.
Because of Joe Biden/Bill Clinton’s ill-advised VAWA law of 1994, nearly 1/3 of American men have had a complaint against them by a woman. Most of these police inquiries resulted in no arrest or prosecution, 70 million Americans have a criminal record.
The Harvey Weinstein prosecution establishes the fact that local police may now “re-open” already closed past complaints, or “re-visit” formerly closed cases in order to “re-investigate” and “use-prosecute” (and subsequently “re-jail”).
The Illuminati Freemasons are using both the mainstream and the alternative media (united against the understandably vile and criminal Harvey Weinstein) to publicize the fact that there are no statutes of limitations for any man in the USA on these “sexual assaults and crimes,” even when these idiotic baseless events occurred decades ago.

 

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The Senate Intelligence Committee Finds No Evidence of Russian Hacking or Collusion

Mike Whitney — The Unz Review Oct 12, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee has made it clear that it is not conducting an open and independent investigation of alleged Russian hacking, but making a determined effort to support a theory that was presented in the January 6, 2017, Intelligence Community Assessment. Committee Chairman Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) admitted as much in a press conference last Wednesday when he said:

We feel very confident that the ICA’s accuracy is going to be supported by our committee.

Burr’s statement is an example of “confirmation bias” which is the tendency to interpret information in a way that confirms one’s own preexisting beliefs. In this case, Burr and his co-chair, Senator Mark Warner have already accepted the findings of a hastily slapped-together Intelligence report that was the work of “hand-picked” analysts who were likely chosen to produce conclusions that jibed with a particular political agenda. In other words, the intelligence was fixed to fit the policy. Burr, of course, has tried to conceal his prejudice by pointing to the number of witnesses the Committee has interviewed and the volume of work that’s been produced. This is from an article at The Nation:

Since January 23,… the committee and its staff have conducted more than 100 interviews, comprising 250 hours of testimony and resulting in 4,000 pages of transcripts, and reviewed more than 100,000 documents relevant to Russiagate. The staff, said Warner, has collectively spent a total of 57 hours per day, seven days a week, since the committee opened its inquiry, going through documents and transcripts, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing both classified and unclassified material.

It all sounds very impressive, but if the goal is merely to lend credibility to unverified assumptions, then what’s the point?

Let’s take a look at a few excerpts from the report and see whether Burr and Warner are justified in “feeling confident” in the ICA’s accuracy.

From the Intelligence Community Assessment:

We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.

This is the basic claim of Russia meddling that has yet to be proved. As you can see, the charge is mixed with liberal doses of mind-reading mumbo-jumbo that reveal the authors’ lack of objectivity. There’s a considerable amount of speculation about Putin’s motives and preferences which are based on pure conjecture. It’s a bit shocking that professional analysts– who are charged with providing our leaders with rock-solid intelligence related to matters of national security– would indulge in this type of opinionated blather and psycho-babble. It’s also shocking that Burr and Warner think this gibberish should be taken seriously.

Here’s more from the ICA:

Putin most likely wanted to discredit Secretary Clinton because he has publicly blamed her since 2011 for inciting mass protests against his regime in late 2011 and early 2012 and because he holds a grudge for comments he almost certainly saw as disparaging him.

More mind-reading, more groundless speculation, more guessing what Putin thinks or doesn’t think. The ICA reads more like the text from a morning talk show than an Intelligence report. And what is it about this report that Burr finds so persuasive? It’s beyond me. The report’s greatest strength seems to be that no one has ever read it. If they had, they’d realize that it’s nonsense. Also, it would have been better if the ICA’s authors had avoided the amateur psychoanalysis and stuck to the point, Russia hacking. Dabbling in the former seriously impacts the report’s credibility.

To their credit, however, Burr and Warner have questioned all of the analysts who contributed to the report. Check out this excerpt from The Nation:

“We have interviewed everybody who had a hand or a voice in the creation of the ICA,” said Burr. “We’ve spent nine times the amount of time that the IC [intelligence community] spent putting the ICA together.… We have reviewed all the supporting evidence that went into it and, in addition to that, the things that went on the cutting-room floor that they may not have found appropriate for the ICA, but we may have found relevant to our investigation.” Burr added that the committee’s review included “highly classified intelligence reporting,” and they’ve interviewed every official in the Obama administration who had anything to do with putting it together. (“Democrats and Republicans in Congress Agree: Russia Did It”, The Nation)

That’s great, but where’ the beef? How can the committee conduct “100 interviews, comprising 250 hours of testimony and resulting in 4,000 pages of transcripts” without producing a shred of evidence that Russia meddled in the elections? How is that possible? The Committee’s job is to prove its case not to merely pour over the minutia related to the investigation. No one really cares how many people testified or how much paperwork was involved. What people want is proof that Russia interfered with the elections or that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. That’s the whole point of this exercise. And, on the collusion matter, at least we have something new to report. In a rare moment of candor, Burr blurted out this gem:

“There are concerns that we continue to pursue. Collusion? The committee continues to look into all evidence to see if there was any hint of collusion. Now, I’m not going to even discuss any initial findings because we haven’t any.”

Think about that. After “100 interviews, 250 hours of testimony, and 4000 transcript pages” there’s not the slightest hint of collusion. It’s mindboggling. Why isn’t this front page news? Why haven’t the New York Times or Washington Post run this in their headlines, after all, they’ve hyped every other part of this story?

Could it be that Burr’s admission doesn’t mesh with the media’s “Russia did it” narrative so they decided to scrub the story altogether?

But it’s not just collusion we’re talking about here, there’s also the broader issue of Russia meddling. And what was striking about the press conference is that –after all the interviews, all the testimony, and all the stacks of transcripts– the Committee has come up with nothing; no eyewitness testimony supporting the original claims, no smoking gun, no proof of domestic espionage, no evidence of Russian complicity, nothing. One big goose egg.

So here’s a question for critical minded readers:

If the Senate Intelligence Committee has not found any proof that Russia hacked the 2016 elections, then why do senators’ Burr and Warner still believe the ICA is reliable? It doesn’t really make sense, does it? Don’t they require evidence to draw their conclusions? And doesn’t the burden of truth fall on the prosecution (or the investigators in this case)? Isn’t a man innocent until proven guilty or doesn’t that rule apply to Russia?

Let’s cut to the chase: The committee is not getting to the bottom of the Russia hacking matter because they don’t want to get to the bottom of it. It’s that simple. That’s why they have excluded any witnesses that may upset their preconceived theory of what happened. Why, for example, would the committee chose to interview former CIA Director John Brennan rather than WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange? Brennan not only helped select the hand-picked analysts who authored the ICA, he also clearly has an animus towards Russia due to his frustrated attempt to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al Assad which was thwarted by Putin. In other words, Brennan has a motive to mislead the Committee. He’s biased. He has an axe to grind. In contrast, Assange has firsthand knowledge of what actually transpired with the DNC emails because he was the recipient of those emails. Has Assange been contacted by the Committee or asked to testify via Skype?

Don’t bet on it.

What about former UK ambassador Craig Murray, a WikiLeaks colleague, who has repeatedly admitted that he knows the source of the DNC emails. Murray hasn’t been asked to testify nor has he ever been contacted by the FBI on the matter. Apparently, the FBI has no interest in a credible witness who can disprove the politically-motivated theory expounded in the ICA.

Then there’s 30-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern and his group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). McGovern has done extensive research on the topic and has produced solid evidence that the DNC emails were “leaked” by an insider, not “hacked” by a foreign government. McGovern’s work squares with Assange and Murray’s claim that Russia did not hack the 2016 elections. Has McGovern been invited to testify?

How about Skip Folden, retired IBM Program Manager and Information Technology expert, whose excellent report titled “Non-Existent Foundation for Russian Hacking Charge” also disproves the hacking theory, as does The Nation’s Patrick Lawrence whose riveting article at The Nation titled “A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack” which thoroughly obliterates the central claims of the ICA.

Finally, there’s California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher who met with Assange in August at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and who was assured that Assange would provide hard evidence (in the form of “a computer drive or other data-storage device”) that the Russians were not involved in the DNC email scandal.

Wouldn’t you think that Senate investigators would want to talk to a trusted colleague and credible witness like Rohrabacher who said he could produce solid proof that the scandal, that has dominated the headlines and roiled Washington for the better part of a year, was bogus?

Apparently not. Apparently, Burr and his colleagues would rather avoid any witness or evidence that conflicts with their increasingly-threadbare thesis.

So what conclusions can we draw from the Committee’s behavior? Are Burr and Warner really conducting an open and independent investigation of alleged Russia hacking or is this just a witch hunt?

It should be obvious by now that the real intention of the briefing was not to provide the public with more information, facts or evidence of Russian hacking, but to use the prestigious setting as a platform for disseminating more disinformation aimed at vilifying an emerging rival (Russia) that has blocked Washington’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria, and threatens to unite the most populous and prosperous region in the world (Eurasia) into one massive free trade zone spanning from Lisbon to Vladivostok. Reasonable people must now consider the possibility that the Russia hacking narrative is an Information Operation (IO) devoid of any real substance which is designed to poison the public’s perception of Russia. It is a domestic propaganda campaign that fits perfectly with the “Full Spectrum Dominance” theory of weaponizing media in a way that best achieves one’s geopolitical objectives. The American people are again being manipulated so that powerful elites can lead the country to war.

Notes.

1/ Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Russia investigation, CSPAN

2/ Intelligence Community Assessment, January 6, 2017

3/ A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack, Patrick Lawrence, The Nation.

4/ Intel Vets Challenge ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence

5/ Non-Existent Foundation for Russian Hacking Charge, Skip Folden

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

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Iron-Clad Proof of Vegas Crime Scene Cover-up They WON’T Want You to See!!

HighImpactFlix — Oct 12, 2017

Is Trump a Psychopath?

Lasha Darkmoon — Darkmoon Oct 14, 2017

“If Trump can rescue America from Big Jewry,
he will be a psychopath worth voting for.”

Trump in straitjacketAccording to recent research done by Oxford University psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton, Trump scores two points above Hitler on the Psychopathic Index and an astonishing 20 points above the bloodthirsty Emperor Nero. 
The Trump Question is basically this: Who rules America? A “moron” doubling as a “psychopath” known as Donald Trump—he has been called both—with his finger on the nuclear button? Or a military junta doing its best to restrain this moronic psychopath? (See here, Donald Trump and his Military Minders). Or are both Trump and his ostensible “minders” working in secret collusion, while pretending to be at loggerheads? Are they taking orders from others? Are they puppets of the Deep State? And who exactly are the Puppet Masters?
The article about Trump and his military minders begins with these alarming words, a direct quote from an original article in the Independent published a week ago:
“Some of his most senior men have decided that it is their patriotic duty to protect the country from the President’s worst mistakes. They have renewed their pact to ensure that not all of them will ever be abroad at the same time. They will ensure that at least one will remain in the country to monitor orders coming from the White House.”
Approval ratings for Trump have recently hit an all-time low. According to a survey by the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, approval ratings for Trump have “plumbed new depths”, slipping a full 10 points since March. More than two-thirds of the nation (67%) strongly disapprove of their President and only 23 per cent think he is honest. More than 60 per cent disapprove of how he is handling race relations, foreign policy and immigration. His stock is falling even among Republicans. In March, his own party gave him an 80 per cent rating. This has now slipped to 67 per cent.
A senior Republican figure, Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, has accused the President of treating his office like a reality show. This comes only a few days after US secretary of state Rex Tillerson refused to deny that he had called Trump a “moron”. Corker added that his concerns were shared by virtually every Republican in the Senate, insisting that Trump had set the US “on the path to World War III” and had turned the White House into “an adult day care center.
Trump seems to have an extraordinary knack of doing all the wrong things to damage his own image. On a recent visit to Puerto Rico to show sympathy toward hurricane victims, he began to throw paper towels into the crowd at a relief center, much to the eye-popping astonishment of the natives. (The Independent, ‘i’, p. 11, 9 October 2017).
The powerful quartet standing up to Trump, playing the role of “good cops” in contrast to Trump’s “bad cop”, are Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, General James Mattis, General John Kelly, and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, all pictured below:

Trump admin

These four give the impression they are doing their best to hold the fort for America and keep it on the right track, while Trump meanwhile behaves irresponsibly and shoots his mouth off in embarrassing tweets from which they need to distance themselves at once. They then contradict him in public, much to his annoyance. Officials are even forced to apologize for his speeches.
Trump is widely seen as a loose cannon, if not a psychopath.
No other American president has been characterized as a dangerous madman by so many of his contemporaries, including top psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. How he got into the White House is therefore a mystery. He has been widely condemned as a “lunatic”, a “delusional narcissist”, a “sociopath”, “utterly amoral”, “unbalanced”, and told  he “needs therapy”. (Here he is, pictured in a straitjacket). Psychiatrist Lance Dodes,  a former Harvard Medical School professor, says Trump’s “sociopathic characteristics are undeniable”, adding that his speech and behavior patterns show signs of “significant mental derangement”. Another medically trained specialist, clinical psychologist John Gartner, a veteran alumnus of the John Hopkins University Medical School, describes Trump as a “malignant narcissist who evinces the most destructive collection of psychiatric symptoms possible for a leader.” (See here)
The Trump admirer will grind his teeth with rage at this point and claim, without any solid evidence to back him up, that all these professionals—unlike himself—are intellectually myopic in some way. They have been allegedly “brainwashed” by the media. However, it is easier to dismiss the Trump admirer as a well-meaning wishful thinker than to ignore Trump’s many medically trained and highly respected critics.
“A new study of psychopathic traits by an Oxford University psychologist,” one reads with astonishment, “discovers that Donald Trump ranks above Adolf Hitler and only just below Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein and Henry VIII. Hillary Clinton ranks between Napoleon and Nero.”
To rank above Hitler, the article states matter-of-factly, is no mean achievement. The psychologist conducting this research is no lightweight either. He is Oxford University’s Dr Kevin Dutton who has been exploring the psychopathic traits of the US presidential hopefuls and historical figures using a standard psychometric tool – the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R).
Dr Dutton has spent much of his career looking at psychopaths and researching psychopathic traits, identifying those which can be of benefit and those which can lead to incarceration. He contends that being a psychopath is not an all-or-nothing affair. Instead, psychopathy is on a spectrum along which each of us has our place. There are several professions which seem to attract more than their fair share of those high on the psychopathic scale, among them business, surgery, the law, military and… politics.
Dr Dutton explained: “The PPI-R does not say that someone is or is not a psychopath. It scores them on eight traits that contribute to a psychopathic character. Some of those traits, such as fearlessness or stress immunity, can be positive. Others, such as blame externalisation or being unconcerned about the future, are more likely to be negative. One, cold-heartedness, can contribute to good and bad leadership.”
The results clearly show Donald Trump to be higher scoring than rivals, achieving a total score on a par with Hitler and Idi Amin. Of particular interest, Trump outscored the other candidates in ‘fearless dominance’, the area associated with successful presidencies, and in ‘self-centred impulsivity’, the set of traits considered negative. (See here)
To summarize: Donald Trump is officially recognized as a “psychopath” because he possesses many of the qualities, both negative and positive, associated with ruthless alpha males who get to the top of their respective professions. (See Traits of Psychopaths, with special reference to Donald Trump).
However, these so-called “psychopathic traits” can apparently be shared by surgeons as well as serial killers, by charismatic religious leaders as well as genocidal warmongers. Trump admirers who also happen to be Christians will be astonished to learn that Jesus Christ (on 157 points) and St Paul (also on 157 points)  score higher on the Psychopathic Scale Index than Napoleon Bonaparte (153 points) or the Emperor Nero (151 points). The all-time record holder is Henry VIII—with a staggering 178 points.
I never liked Henry VIII all that much, but who would have thought he was worse than Genghiz Khan or Ivan the Terrible?
Donald Trump? He doesn’t do too badly in the Psychopath Olympics. At 171 points, he is only 7 points behind the deplorable Henry VIII who, as everyone knows, liked chopping off the heads of his wives when he grew tired of them. Trump is amazingly two points ahead of Hitler (169 points) and a mindboggling 20 points ahead of the Emperor Nero who scores a mere 151 points. Given that Nero was a torture-loving serial killer who kicked his wife Poppaea to death and jumped up and down on her lifeless body, one finds it all the more shocking to learn that the Roman tyrant is rated so much lower than the American president as a dangerous psychopath.
See Dr Dutton’s chart below, allotting  points for “psychopathic traits” to various historical figures. Trump is not listed here for some reason, but we know he scores 171 points from an article in the Guardian.

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It’s possible that the conflict between Trump and his top aides is bogus, purely for public consumption and to keep official enemies guessing and on tenterhooks. The unpredictability and volatility of Trump could be a put-on act, forcing Russia, China, North Korea and Iran to walk on eggshells, never quite sure what to expect from Uncle Sam—an olive branch or a first-strike nuclear attack. Meanwhile Trump and his top military aides, ostensibly at loggerheads, could all be secretly pulling in the same direction—toward a Zionist New World Order.
The “conspiracy theory” that our leaders are all lackeys of international Jewry is either true or false. It’s too early to accuse Trump of being a semi-moronic stage actor, covertly advancing world Jewry’s agenda while simulating a concern for America’s “huddled masses yearning to break free”.
The proof will lie in the pudding. We must wait and see what America is like at the end of the Trump presidency, and, above all, if the state of Israel is a stronger place as a result of his Jewish son-in-law’s efforts to grab hold of more stolen land for the Israeli occupiers. The litmus test will be the Palestinians. If their lives are far worse after Trump has come and gone, it will be patently clear to all except the wilfully blind that Trump is no more than a Zionist stooge—something he is already suspected of being by many intelligent observers.
Another litmus test will be Iran. If Trump attacks Iran, we will then know for sure that he is clinically insane. A psychopath working for the Zionist new world order.
I will let Philip Giraldi have the last word:
“The claims that America’s Middle Eastern wars have been fought for Israel are not an anti-Semitic delusion.
The crowd stoking fears of Iran is largely Jewish and is, without exception, responsive to the frequently expressed desires of the self-defined Jewish state to have the United States initiate hostilities. This often means supporting the false claim that Tehran poses a serious threat against the U.S. as a pretext for armed conflict.
The friends of Israel rule by coercion, intimidation and through fear. If we suffer through a catastrophic war with Iran fought to placate Benjamin Netanyahu many people might begin to ask “Why?”
We Americans will stand by mutely as we begin to wonder what has happened to our country. And some who are more perceptive will even begin to ask why a tiny client state has been allowed to manipulate and bring ruin on the world’s only super power. Unfortunately, at that point, it will be too late to do anything about it.
If Trump can rescue America from Big Jewry, he will be a psychopath worth voting for.

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The Military Strategy of the New Turkey

Thierry Meyssan — Voltairenet Oct 14, 2017

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Breaking with the Davutoğlu doctrine (“zero problems with your neighbours”), which he had already abandoned in practice leading his dismissing his Prime Minister, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defined his country’s new objectives during a speech on 15 October 2016, given at a university named after him.

The Turkish army imagined a military strategy like a Russian doll. The official purpose of the operations that have just begun is to fight the jihadists. In actual fact, the real purpose of leading these operations is to prevent the creation of new States, the Rojava and Kurdistan. The operations are masking the possible implementation of the national oath of 1920 with the conquest of North East Greece, the entire Island of Cyprus, Northern Syria and Northern Iraq; the conquering of former territories publicly demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Operation of 8 October 2017

Following an agreement concluded between Russia and Turkey during the most recent Astana negotiations, the Turkish army entered the governorate of Idlib, violating Syrian sovereignty, in order to combat the jihadists there.

The Turkish army distinguishes between the following groups:
*  the Syrian Turkmen which it had gathered under the flag of the former Free Syrian Army (FSL) and which it intends to use as a support in the region.
*  the Jihadists that accept to continue their fight in South East Asia and which should be transferred there by Turkish Secret Services (MIT).
*  all the others, which should be eliminated.

Furthermore, the Turkish army already occupies Al-Bab, also violating Syrian sovereignty.

The Turkish presence at Idleb cuts the Rojava’s access to the Mediterranean Sea. Its presence at Al-Bab offers it the possibility of cutting the Rojava into two and wiping out this pseudo-State.

The Joint Operation of 12 October 2017

Turkey, Iran, and Iraq had met to deaden the vague hopes of an independent pseudo-Kurdistan. The Barzani family and Israel have gradually swallowed up territories thanks to local conflicts and war. In 15 years, the territory administered by the Barzanis and Israel under the name “Iraqi Kurdistan” has multiplied its areas by fivefold to the detriment of the native, Arab and Christian populations. On 25 September 2017, the Barzani family and Israel organized a referendum on independence. Following a vote that was largely rigged, especially in the Christian areas, the yes vote reached 92 %. During a popular festival, the Barzani family, brandishing Kurdish and Israeli flags, announced that the process for independence was irreversible. The journal Kurds-Israel revealed that an agreement had been concluded between Tel-Aviv and Erbil providing for 200,000 citizens to be transferred to the “Kurdistan”, once independence had been declared. The Israeli army intends to promptly station missiles there to threaten both Syria and Iran.

The pipeline linking the pseudo-Kurdistan to the port of Ceyhan (Turkey) will be closed by BOTAŞ, the Turkish public operator which owns it. Accordingly, the Barzanis’ oil revenues would be cut. Currently, Kurdish oil is chiefly exploited by the French company Total. It is sold in the European Union, Ukraine, and Israel where it represents almost the entire domestic consumption.

The Turkish and Iranian airspace will be closed with the pseudo-Kurdistan. Taking account of the war, Syrian airspace is not practicable for civil flights. Flights from and to Erbil will necessarily have to pass through Bagdad.

The border-posts between Turkey and Iran on the one side and the pseudo-Kurdistan on the other, will all be closed, thereby cutting custom revenues of a potentially new State. So as to maintain Turkish-Iraqi trade relations, a new route will be open along the Syrian-Iraqi border permitting Ankara to be linked up to Bagdad. The Iraqi army will station 13,000 men to guarantee its security, whilst the construction works for a new pipeline along this route will begin at once.

This route will cut communications between the pseudo-Kurdistan and the Rojava.

Since 2015, the Turkish army has been occupying Bachiqa (the pseudo-Kurdistan), thereby violating Iraqi sovereignty.

An ultimatum (by 1 November at the latest) will be addressed to the Barzani family preventing it from renouncing independence. In case it refuses, the Turkish army is preparing to declare war against the pseudo-Kurdistan. It would make a two-pronged attack on Erbil, from the Turkish border on the one hand, and from the new route that has been secured by the Iraqi army, on the other hand.

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In 1920, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, drafts a national oath challenging the winners of the First World War and claiming the annexation of new territories for the Muslim populations whether they are in the majority or minority.

Objectives of the New Turkey

Three months after the assassination attempt and the coup d’etat were aborted in July 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered an inaugural address at the university which bears his name (RTEÜ). He then provided a glimpse into the ambitions of the Turkish Republic following its creation and those of the new regime. Making explicit reference to “the National Oath” (Misak-ı Millî), adopted by the Ottoman Parliament on 12 February 1920, he justified conquering former territories. This oath, which lays the basis for the passage of the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic, claims the territory of the North East of Greece (Western Thrace and the Dodecanese), the whole of Cyprus, Northern Syria (as well as Idleb, Alep and Hasakah), and Northern Iraq (including Mosul).

In 1939, France only granted Hatay (Syria) to Turkey. Paris was also hoping that Ankara gets rid of its orthodox Christians which have their patriarchal base in Antioch.

Having counted off these territories one by one, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is claiming them in his turn [1].

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the only Head of State of a developed country to challenge the international order and to publicly claim, where necessary by force, new territories.

Thierry Meyssan

Translation
Anoosha Boralessa

[1] “’We Are Present in the History of Mosul”, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, October 15, 2016.

 

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Trump goes full shabbos-goy

The Saker — thesaker.is Oct 13, 2017

Trump on Iran
I won’t even bother discussing the substance of what Trump had to say today because what he said deserves no such attention.  I will quickly mention that yesterday Trump pulled the US out of UNESCO on behalf of Israeli interests.  Today he basically announced a tepid, possibly hot, war on Iran.  I am tempted to say “so what else is new?”.  In fact, nothing, nothing at all.
This topic, the AngloZionist plans of war against Iran, has been what made me write my very first post on my newly created blog 10 years ago.  Today, I want to reproduce that post in full.  Here it is:

Where the Empire meets to plan the next war

Take a guess: where would the Empire’s puppeteers meet to finalize and coordinate their plans to attack Iran?
Washington? New York? London? NATO HQ in Brussels? Davos?
Nope.
In Herzilia. Never heard of that place?
The Israeli city of Herzliya is named after Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, and it has hosted a meeting of the Empire’s Who’s Who over the past several days at the yearly conference of the Herzilia Institute for Policy and Stragegy. For a while, Herzilia truly became the see of the Empire’s inner core of heavy hitters.
(Non-Israeli) speakers included:
Jose Maria Aznar Former Prime Minister of Spain, Matthew Bronfman, Chair of the Budget and Finance Commission, World Jewish Congress, and member of the World Jewish Congress Steering Committee, Amb. Nicholas Burns US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Prof. Alan Dershowitz Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Senator John Edwards Head of the One America Committee and candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Gordon England US Deputy Secretary of Defense, Dr. Marvin C. Feuer Director of Policy and Government Affairs, AIPAC, Newt Gingrich Former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rudolph Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City and candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, General the Lord Charles Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE. Former Chief of the Defense Staff and Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, Amb. Dr. Richard Haass President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Stephen E. Herbits Secretary-General of the World Jewish Congress, Amb. Dr. Robert Hunter President of the Atlantic Treaty Association and Former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. Senior Advisor at the RAND Corporation in Washington (also serves as Chairman of the Council for a Community of Democracies, Senior International Consultant to Lockheed Martin Overseas Corporation), Amb. Dr. Richard H. Jones United States Ambassador to Israel (also served as the Secretary of State’s Senior Advisor and Coordinator for Iraq Policy), Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman Director, Israel and Middle East Office, American Jewish Committee (also served in the IDF Intelligence Directorate for over 25 years), Christian Leffler Deputy Chief of Staff of the European Commissioner for External Relations and Director for Middle East and Southern Mediterranean, European Commission, The Hon. Peter Mackay Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator John McCain U.S. Senator (R) from Arizona and candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Dr. Edward L. Morse Chief Energy Economist, Lehman Brothers, Dr. Rolf Mützenich Member of the German Federal Parliament (SPD) and member of the Committee on Foreign Policy of the Bundestag (and Board Member of the “Germany-Iran Society”), Torkel L. Patterson President of Raytheon International, Inc., Richard Perle Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (previously served as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy), Amb. Thomas R. Pickering Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (previously served as Senior Vice President of Boeing), Jack Rosen Chairman of the American Jewish Congress (and member of the Executive Committee of AIPAC and of the Council on Foreign Relations), Stanley O. Roth Vice President for Asia, International Relations of the Boeing Company (member of the Council on Foreign Relations), James Woolsey Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and many others.
Pretty much the entire Israeli “Defence” establishment (why does nobody call it “Aggression establishment?) was present too.
Not bad for a “conference”?!
Of course, the main topic at the conference was the upcoming war with Iran. Richard Perle, the “Prince of Darkness”, delivered the keynote and conclusion: “If the Israeli government comes to the conclusion that it has no choice but to take action, the reaction of the U.S. will be the belief in the vitality that this action must succeed, even if the U.S. needs to act with Israel in the current American administration”.
Noticed anything funny in his words? It’s the “world only superpower” which will have the “belief” (?) in the action of a local country and, if needed, act with it. Not the other way around. Makes one wonder which of the two is the world only superpower, does it not?
Anyway – if anyone has ANY doubts left that the Empire will totally ignore the will of the American people as expressed in the last election and strike at Iran, this conference should settle the issue.
Also – there are other indicators and warnings. Besides the two aircraft carrier battle groups at Iran’s shores, AWACs planes and military equipment is being shipped to Turkey, and air bridge of C-17 heavy transport aircraft are delivering weapons to Siniora’s government in Lebanon, and forces are being deployed to Iraq to defend the dug-in US forces from Shia retaliation.
What about the Democratic majority in Congress? Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, settled any doubts about they would act when she declared at the 2006 AIPAC conference:
“The greatest threat to Israel’s right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran. For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology. Proliferation represents a clear threat to Israel and to America. It must be confronted by an international coalition against proliferation, with a commitment and a coalition every bit as strong as our commitment to the war against terror.”
BTW – Hillary Clinton, the party’s leading contender for the presidential nomination, out-neocons many Republicans when it comes to Iran:
“Let’s be clear about the threat we face now: A nuclear Iran is a danger to Israel, to its neighbors and beyond. The regime’s pro-terrorist, anti-American and anti-Israel rhetoric only underscores the urgency of the threat it poses. U.S. policy must be clear and unequivocal. We cannot and should not – must not – permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons. In order to prevent that from occurring, we must have more support vigorously and publicly expressed by China and Russia, and we must move as quickly as feasible for sanctions in the United Nations. And we cannot take any option off the table in sending a clear message to the current leadership of Iran – that they will not be permitted to acquire nuclear weapons.”
So much for the will of the American people. As Justin Raimondo exclaimed in his recent article about the upcoming war on antiwar.com – isn’t democracy wonderful?!
So count with yet another imperial war of aggression, a barrel of crude at over 100$ and oil shortages, rocketing inflation, job losses, a stagnant real estate market and stock exchange, and a national debt and government deficit which would make even Reagan proud. And plenty of dead Americans (nevermind the Iranians, right?).
But don’t worry: there will still be a huge supply of Chinese-made US flags to wave!
And now here we are, 10 years later.  For 10 years I have considered that my prediction of a US attack on Iran was the biggest analytical failure in my career.  I now hope and pray that it will remain so and that I will not be proven right.  But it sure looks like my prediction will be vindicated.
A couple of months after posting my warning about a risk of a US aggression against Iran I posted another article in which I tried to show that Iran had so many “asymmetrical options” that it could not win a war against Iran.  This article is now dated, but those interested can find it here.  Let me just repost my conclusions:
In conclusion we can see that Iran would not have to proactively do anything to make the Empire pay for an short and limited attack. Riding out the attack and letting the Neocons pay the political price for their folly would be the most likely Iranian response. In case of a long term major Imperial war against Iran, the Iranians would have a broad variety of “asymmetrical” options from which to choose, none of which would involve shutting down the Strait of Hormuz or chasing US aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf.
In any scenario, time would always be on the Iranian side while the Empire would very rapidly run out of options to try force an acceptable outcome.
This lack of a viable “exit strategy” would rapidly force the time-pressed Imperial High Command to consider the use of nuclear weapons to avoid getting bogged down in a rapidly worsening situation. Any actual use of nuclear weapons would result into a general collapse of the entire Neocon empire of a magnitude similar to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. In other words, there are no possible winning strategies for an Imperial aggression against Iran.
As I mentioned, this article is dated.  It is dated because since 2007 Iran has only become stronger, while the USA has become much, much weaker: not only has the USA been defeated in Syria, but the election of Trump has resulted in such a crisis inside the USA that at this point in time the USA does not even have a foreign policy of any kind and that the various branches of the US government are basically doing whatever the hell they want.  As for Trump, he has become AIPAC’s “punk-ass bitch” (sorry for the rude expression, but in this case I cannot think of any combination of words which could more accurately illustrate Trump’s status).
So, the big question is obvious: is that just hot air or will a war happen?
At the risk of deepening what still might be my mistaken prognosis of 2007 I will say that yes, the USA will probably attack Iran. Since there is exactly ZERO chance of Iran caving in to the latest US-Israeli threats, not attacking Iran will now represent a major loss of face and humiliation for Trump and his Neocon masters.  So the USA will go to war yet again, not for any rational reason, but solely because Bibi Netanyahu “owns” Trump and Israel “own” the USA. Yes my dear Americans, far from being “the land of the free and the home of the brave” the USA is a subservient colony of a tiny state in the Middle-East which also happens to be the last officially racist state on our planet.  Which makes you neither brave, nor free.  Sorry.
The only good news is that once the Neocons fail, there will be political hell to pay for them.  Oh sure, their plan is not even to win.  What they want is inflict as much damage as possible on Iran (like they did in Lebanon and Gaza), kill as many Iranians as possible, destroy as much of the Iranian infrastructure as they can, before dumping Trump and blaming it all on him.  Their hope is that the US Ziomedia will then lynch Trump for starting an unwinnable war against Iran while they, the Neocons, quietly slip away and let Trump face the music.  Trump will be impeached, possibly jailed, while Bibi Netanyahu will either get reelected personally, or appoint the next guy in charge.  Let the goyim kill each other while we reap the benefits from it all.
Tob shebbe goyim harog, right?
While that work?
Maybe.  I will never commit the mistake of underestimating the stupidity and ignorance of brainwashed people our society is so good at generating, but I will add that this plan also involves a huge risk: if, in the age of the still-not-quite-Big-Brother-controlled Internet the American people finally connect the dots and find out that they fought and lost many wars on behalf of a small cabal of racist Zionists who despise them, then there is a real possibility of a huge blowback against the (aptly-named) Zionist Occupation Government (aka ZOG) which, in turn, might open a Pandora’s box of questions, including what really happened on 9/11.
But that is still a distant possibility at most.
Right now what we are looking at is a slow but steady move towards a US attack on Iran.
As for the Iranians, my heart goes out to them, but I take comfort in the fact that they, being religious, understand that how you live and what you fight for is far more important than how long you live.  I saw that President Rouhani serenely declared that Trump’s speech as “expletives and a pile of delusional allegations“.  He is right.
No country is ever ready for war.  Unless it is the aggressor, of course.  But Iran is today in much, much better shape than 10 years ago, not only in social, political, economic and military terms, but also in strategic terms: the USA just lost Syria and nobody in the Middle-East believes in the myth of the “invincible superpower” any more than they believe in the myth of “invincible Tsahal”.
As for Hassan Nasrallah, he recommended that the Jews who recently moved to Israel to get the hell out before the next war begins.  He is also right. The Iranians are not stupid, they know that the upcoming US attack on Iran was ordered by Israel.  This is hardly a secret, the Israelis have been begging for it for years now.  An Iranian retaliatory counter-attack on Israel is, therefore, only logical.
The inevitable US defeat against Iran will make the defeats in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq look like minor disappointments.  If you have not read it yet, make sure to get a copy of “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” by J.M. Greer which I reviewed here as it does a great job explaining, in an entertaining manner, how a foreign military disaster can bring about the complete collapse of the AngloZionist Empire and even a breakup of the United States.
Tonight I am saddened, disgusted and, yes, frightened.  There is still a possibility that all this will remain your garden variety imperial hubris combined with the typical Zionist arrogance famous worldwide.  But words and idea do have their own power and tonight Donald Trump sure has vomited up a long list of expletives and delusions.  It will be awfully hard to back down from this latest list of threats, especially after being so recently ridiculed and, worse, ignored by the North Koreans who never took Trump “powerful armada” seriously (and for good reasons).
So, in my own way, I will end with what I would call a warning to the Zionists: before taking on the Persians, think very carefully who you are messing with!  Take a look at what Iranian *rappers* have to say about their country and now try to imagine how the members of the Iranian Armed Forces and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps feel about your threats.  Are you really so sure that you have what it takes to fight them?!
The Saker
(see below for translated lyrics)

Translated Lyrics:

Listen. I want to tell you my intent
They want to erase my identity
The history of the land of the Aryans
Is screaming until we come to it
So now is the time for you to hear
Iran is my land the
The country which after 7000 years
Is still standing
And the hearts of Iranians – still like the sea
Hear this, my fellow Iranian, from YAS
I too for my land stand like a soldier
Hold Iran like a gem in your hand and say
My complaint will burst out like a shot
Let’s stand together and sing our anthem
My sisters, my brothers, my fellow Iranians
Iran’s civilization is in danger
All of us are soldiers beneath our flag
We won’t let anyone spread lies about us
For us Iranians it is our calling
That we wear the symbol of ‘Farvahar’ around our necks
Our unity against an enemy is the cause of their distress
Iran’s name for us is an honor
And our respect for her is like a thorn in eye for those
Who want to injure her
– Like the thirst of a seed [wheat] for water
– Like the dampness of rain, the smell of earth
– Like you, pure eyes, like the feeling of its earth, for you
– My land. Singing for you is in my heart
– Singing of my land, is my feeling
– My love – the earth of this land – Iran!
You want to say that we came from generations of Barbarians?
So take a look then to Takht Jamshid!
You’re showing Iran’s name in vein
So yours could be written big on a cover of a CD [DVD}?
I’m writing down your intentions in my book
I know why you wrote this film “300”
I know that your heart is made of stone and lead
Instead of using your art to make a culture of peace
In this sensitive air and bad atmosphere
You want to start fishing in murky waters [profiting]
But this I tell you in its original language
Iran will never be spoiled and surrendered
God has given you two eyes to see
Take a look and read the books written by
Saadi and Ibn-e-Sina, Ferdosi, Khayam or Molana Rumi
Always throughout history we were the start [on top]
But now YAS can’t sit down quietly
Let Iran’s name be marred by a few tricksters
I’ll shred your intentions with the “razor of hope”
Who are you to speak of the history of Iran?
It was Cyrus The Great that started the peace
Freeing the Jewish from the grip of Babylon
Cyrus The Great wrote the first bill of human rights
That is why I carry my esteem and great pride
For my Iran. The history of my land
For the earth of this land which my body is from
Whatever part of the world you live my fellow Iranian
And till your blood flows through you
Don’t allow yourself to be satisfied
That anyone can fool around with your heritage
The history of Iran is my identity
Iran – protecting your name is my good intent

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Iran – Trump Has No Strategy, Only Aims And No Way To Achieve Them

Moon of Alabama — Oct 13, 2017

Trump hates the international nuclear deal with Iran.  The agreement put a temporary restriction of Iran’s nuclear program and opened it up to deeper inspections. The other sides of the deal committed to lifting sanctions and to further economic cooperation. Trump wants to get rid of the deal, but he is unwilling to pay the political price.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was negotiated and signed by the five permanent UN Security Council members (U.S., Ch, Ru, UK, F), Germany, the EU and Iran. If the U.S. defaults on the deal it will be in a lone position. The diplomatic isolation would limit its abilities to use its influence on other issues.

Trump has little knowledge of Iran, the nuclear deal, the Middle East or anything else. What he knows comes from Fox News and from Netanyahu and other Zionist whisperers who get to his ear. All he heard is that the deal with Iran is bad. Therefore, he concluded, it must end.

The White House handed a paper to the media which is supposed to describe President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran. But there is no strategy in that paper. It lists a number of aims the Trump wants to achieve. But it does not explain how he plans to do that. It is a wish list, not a program to follow.

The “Core Elements of the Presidents New Iran Strategy” are:

  • The United States new Iran strategy focuses on neutralizing the Government of Irans destabilizing influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants.
  • We will revitalize our traditional alliances and regional partnerships as bulwarks against Iranian subversion and restore a more stable balance of power in the region.
  • We will work to deny the Iranian regime and especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) funding for its malign activities, and oppose IRGC activities that extort the wealth of the Iranian people.
  • We will counter threats to the United States and our allies from ballistic missiles and other asymmetric weapons.
  • We will rally the international community to condemn the IRGCs gross violations of human rights and its unjust detention of American citizens and other foreigners on specious charges.
  • Most importantly, we will deny the Iranian regime all paths to a nuclear weapon.

The list is full of factual mistakes:

  • Iran stabilized Iraq when the Islamic State was only days away from taking over Baghdad. Iran also helps to stabilize Syria and to defeat the Islamic State.
  • Ballistic missiles are not “asymmetric weapons”. Iran’s neighbors Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have such missiles. Iran’s missiles are no threat to the United States.
  • The IRGC is the equivalent of the U.S. special forces. It is funded by the state. It does not “extort the wealth of the Iranian people”. (The IRGC’s pension funds (bonyads) hold significant industrial assets. But they are different entities.)
  • The IRGC does not detain American citizens.
  • Iran has repeatedly declared that it rejects all nuclear weapons out of religious reasons. It signed several international agreements which prohibit and prevent it from seeking such weapons.

The White House list of aims, “the strategy”, is followed by “background” information on Iran and its alleged behavior.  Some White House intern must have copied it from a neoconservative version of Wikipedia. It is a conglomeration of general talking points which lack a factual basis.

When the JCOPA deal was closed, Congress legislated that the White House must certify every 90 days that Iran sticks to the deal. Trump will now stop to certify Iran’s compliance even as everyone, including the White House, acknowledges that Iran is fulfilling all its parts. The White House claims that non-certification is not a breach of the agreement. The issue now falls back to Congress which might re-introduce the sanctions on Iran which the agreement had lifted. If it does that Trump will say that it is responsible for all consequences.

It is not clear if or what Congress will do. Senators Corker and Cotton are pushing for legislation that amounts to an unilateral change of the nuclear deal. It would introduce new sanctions if Iran does not accept their demands. Trump seems to support that.

But it is not going to work. It is a unilateral breach of the contract and no other country involved in the deal will support it. Trump may introduce new economic sanctions on Iran but why would Iran care? Unless all other countries follow Trump’s lead, it can simply buy and sell elsewhere.

The EU countries were again craven and offered to push against Iran’s ballistic missiles if Trump does not completely break the JCPOA deal. This was utterly stupid negotiation behavior. Why offer concessions to Trump even before he makes a self-defeating move? Still – they will not support breaking the deal.

Iran will not give up to its rights and it will not disarm. Obama pushed sanctions onto sanctions to make Iran scream. But the country did not fold. Each new U.S. sanction step was responded to with an expansion of Iran’s nuclear program. In the end, Obama had to offer talks to Iran to get out of the hole he had dug himself.

Now Trump is saying that stopping Iran from getting nukes is the priority. And that Obama was wrong to focus on it. The result is a bungled policy which will have either catastrophic or no consequences at all.

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Babies as young as six months old show racist behaviour, study shows

Introduction — Oct 13, 2017

As absurd as the conclusions of this study may sound, they have rather ominous implications. It’s the old problem-reaction-solution routine: wherein a ‘problem’ is intentionally created or deliberately allowed to occur.
As a result a solution is called for. A ‘solution’ that may have been totally unacceptable were it not for the pressing need to solve the ‘problem’.
This is illustrated by people like Michael Ryan, the gunman responsible for the Hungerford massacre, and Thomas Hamilton, the Dunblane gunman.
Neither man should have had been granted firearms licences as both were psychologically disturbed. However, they obtained licences to possess firearms and so the problem was created.
In the wake of these shooting the solution seemed simple: a blanket ban on gun ownership. Prior to that it would have been deemed unacceptable but events in Hungerford and Dunblane changed that. Both events illustrate the problem-reacation-solution ploy at work.
Leaving aside whether the study’s findings are correct or not, and there is good reason to suspect that these findings were dictated by ‘political correctness’, they suggest that the perception of babies as young as six-months-old may be a problem.
Obviously, if the psychologists behind the study are to be believed that problem requires a solution. Among other possible remedies this might require the implementation of early “corrective” program to prevent babies becoming ‘racist’.
In other words this study prepares the way for behavioural modification programs for very young children and babies. Will it be implemented? It will if enough people swallow the idea that babies are inherently “racist”. Ed.

Babies as young as six months old show racist behaviour, study shows

Genna Buck — Toronto Metro Oct 13, 2017

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An obvious “racist” thug in the making.

How embarrassing: You’re out in public with a preschooler who blurts out something racially insensitive they picked up from daycare or TV.  

Most parents start being extra careful not to expose children to negative racial attitudes at the age when they begin to notice that kind of thing. Until recently, that was thought to be about three or four years old.

But according to a new study published in the journal Child Development, babies as young as six months old can be racist, too – just in a different way than older children and adults are.

Very tiny tots tend to react positively to adults of their own ethnicity and negatively to others, said U of T psychologist Kang Lee, lead author of the study.

The researchers believe it’s simple familiarity: Most babies rarely see adults of any ethnicity other than their own. By preschool, kids absorb social attitudes and start to show a preference for white people and hold negative views about people of colour, regardless of their own race.

Lee’s study found when happy music was played, babies spent more time looking at faces of people of their own race. They also looked longer at other-race faces when scary music was played.

In a separate task, babies looked at videos of adults – some of the baby’s own race, and some from a different racial group. The adults instructed the babies to look at an area of the screen where an animal might or might not appear. Some of the adults were trustworthy – they pointed, and the animal appeared. Others were only right one half or one-quarter of the time.

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