Russia Will Supply S-300 System To Syria Within Weeks After Israeli Raid

Prior plans to deliver the system, which is considered vastly more effective and can strike at a greater range than Syria’s current S-200 and others, were nixed after Israeli threats that delivery would constitute a “red line” for which Israel must act.

The Russian MoD acknowledged this and said the situation has “changed” upon announcing its intent to follow through on what Syria has already purchased: “In 2013 on a request from the Israeli side we suspended the delivery to Syria of the S-300 system, which was ready to be sent with its Syrian crews trained to use it,” the MoD statement said.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said early Monday“A modern S-300 air defense missile system will be supplied to the Syrian Armed Forces within two weeks. It is capable of intercepting air assault weapons at a distance of more than 250 kilometers and hit simultaneously several air targets.”

Significantly, Syria’s systems will be integrated with Russian systems via the S-300, in order to prevent instances of “blind” firing (or failure to have friend or foe identification capabilities).

Russia had in previous statements blamed Israel for the last Tuesday incident in which a Russian Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane was accidentally brought down by an aging Syrian S-200 defense system after Russia had scrambled its jets to respond to an attack by four Israeli F-16s on Syrian government targets.

Shoigu said the S-300 system will prevent such future mishaps: “The command posts of Syrian air defense forces and units will be equipped with automated control systems only supplied to the Russian armed forces. This will facilitate centralized control over all forces and resources of the Syrian air defense, monitor the situation in the air, and ensure operative issuance of orders.”

He added that, “Most importantly, we will guarantee the identification of all Russian aircrafts by the Syrian air defense systems,” according to TASS.

The Russian-made S-300s are widely acknowledged to be far superior in their capability and reach than Syria’s current S-200 system. If installed — something which Russia has promised will happen in two weeks time — Syria might very well become nearly untouchable.

Israel has long claimed to be acting primarily against Iran inside Syria, often firing from over “neutral” Lebanese airspace, but additional new electronic countermeasures to be erected along with the S-300 system will hinder this, per RT:

The third measure announced by the Russian defense ministry is a blanket of electronic countermeasures over Syrian coastline, which would “suppress satellite navigation, onboard radar systems and communications of warplanes attacking targets on Syrian territory.”Shoigu said the measures are meant to “cool down ‘hotheads’ and prevent misjudged actions posing a risk to our service members.” He added that if such a development fails to materialize, the Russian military “would act in accordance to the situation.”

All of this is precisely the game-changer that Israel’s leadership has long worried about as they’ve sought to maintain “freedom of action” in Syria, according to prior statements by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

As a Haaretz report noted previously, the range of the new defense system will give Damascus the ability to detect potentially hostile aircraft from point of origin: “With Putin’s S-300, Assad’s army could even ‘lock-on’ IAF aircraft as they take off from bases within Israel.” And as one Israeli defense analyst put it“Israel should be worried.”

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Rising Concerns and Loss Of Freedoms

an article by Eve Hillary

“With 5000 police, army reservists and Feds prowling the vicinity and helicopters circling overhead, many demonstrators said the area looked like a concentration camp. By all accounts, the city of Boston made its début as a police state.”

Eve Hillary is a medical analyst and writer on issues pertaining to the health care industry, environmental health, impacts of globalization, and a range of social justice issues.

She is the author of Children of a Toxic Harvest: An Environmental Autobiography, and numerous articles relating to health issues. Her most recent book is Health Betrayal; Staying away from the sickness industry. She is also a public speaker.

She has spent 25 years in health care where she has observed the medical industry at first hand from the inside. She also wrote The biggest medicine recall in history about the PAN-TGA Recall, posted on the Project SafeCom website here.

It was a short visit to the US, but already I was getting used to standing in endlessly long airline boarding lines. I am a white middle-aged woman in amongst people of all colours, waved into a special line destined for special attention because of my “foreign” ID. Once American, I have long ago adopted and been adopted by Australia, the “Lucky Country”.

We waited, all of us stockinged or barefoot, looking pained and embarrassed. Surrounded by black suited unfriendly paramilitary looking men and officials with rubber gloves. Up ahead an Hispanic child of barely three, was being searched, her teddy bear falling to the ground. Rough hands retrieve it and probe the bear deeply for contraband. None is found. The child cries.

The line is painfully slow. The linoleum chills my feet. My facial expression must betray my distaste. People talk in whispers. People glance around to spot the camera, careful to hide their mouth from the prying lens. A black man helps me to understand; “nine eleven” he whispers barely audibly. Others join in. Stories cautiously seep out whenever I stand in line with others. We begin an impromptu sociology lesson 101.

Somebody’s friend with an Arabic name was arrested and disappeared for weeks, but never charged. Somebody else knew of a teacher who taught the Constitution in her classroom, and was censured. A student shared his political views in a classroom and was visited by the FBI. A person was detained for reading an airport novel that featured a gun on its cover. While somebody’s sister was in jail for a minor offence her child was taken to a foster home by the authorities.

“Surely that can’t be right,” I say from my white middle-aged Australian perspective. Laughs all round. “You got no money, you go to jail, man. It’s da rules,” explains a brown man with dreadlocks. I later discover that of the 80,000 women now in US jails, about 70 percent are nonviolent offenders. And 75 percent of them have children.

Entire archipelagos of prisons all over the world are owned by private corporations. Business is booming. Their share prices are going through the roof, a good investment for the rich. Multinational prison corporations have built and operated Australian detention centers where we, in the once lucky country, incarcerate refugees from the third world.

There are two million people in US prisons: the highest prison population in the world. More than in Russia. (6) Of those; 70% are illiterate, 50% are African Americans, 80% are drug users and alcoholics mixed in with the homeless, the mentally ill and non-violent offenders. The prison corporations offer no treatment for the sick or help for the homeless. On the contrary, the sick and poor are mixed in with a genuine assortment of sociopaths.

My boarding call is announced. I am relieved when the line shortens. It is my turn. I am waved up to a table by two rubber gloved uniformed persons. I notice that rubber gloves are very popular these days. I am motioned to stand with legs wide apart, my arms extended. The large male spills my bag’s contents onto a nearby table. My money purse bursts open. Coins spill out. A dime rolls and stops at my bare feet. On it I see the word “Liberty”. I reflexively reach out to prevent the contents of my bag from scattering on the floor. The large male shoots out his hand motioning me to stop. His other hand dives toward his belt, which bristles with some kind of paraphernalia.

I stand to attention again. The trigger-happy moment is over. The female begins her search. She pats me down thoroughly, pausing at my crotch to ensure I haven’t stashed a weapon of mass destruction there. After she is satisfied, the female produces a cotton swab, the kind used to remove women’s makeup. She swabs carefully around the perimeter edge of my rucksack and places the swab into a machine nearby. I am told to stand there. No one explains what is happening. I wonder what they’re looking for.

I take a brief inventory. Had I visited a botanical garden recently? Could I have traces of fertilizer on my bag? Could my bag have been contaminated by someone else’s? What happens to the millions of passengers that are now driving instead of flying? Will roadblocks and barricades be erected? Will grandmothers and little girls be frisked at the roadside?

Still standing to attention, I wondered what had happened to the America of my childhood and teenage years. Family picnics in the park. There was terrorism in the world then. But Kennedy presided over a Whitehouse without barricades. 9/11 is now the answer to all questions. But no one yet has satisfactorily answered the question about who really caused it. One thing is for sure. It has unleashed a global siege.

I pondered on my rights and wondered by whose authority I was required to stand here in a hostage position when I had done nothing wrong. I had boarded scores of flights before 2001, but suddenly everything changed. Now I was treated like a suspect and so was the little three year old girl ahead of me and her teddy bear.

Then I remembered that barely 45 days after 9/11 the 350-page Patriot Act had been written and passed by Congress without anyone but Ron Paul and a few African American Congressional representatives reading it. Politicians might be exempted from reading laws, however citizens are required to memorize the 100,000 new laws passed each year in the US, because “ignorance of the law is no defense”. The long arms of the Patriot Act claims to have powers over not just Americans but over all people in all countries of the world. The people of the world need to start reading. As for me, now seemed a good opportunity to recap the legislation.

I remembered that the Patriot Act required me to refrain from attacking, setting fire to or disabling mass transportation systems, and spreading toxins or biological or radioactive weapons of mass destruction. The Act states that I must also refrain from attacking nuclear facilities and carrying a weapon, including a nail clipper onto an airplane.

So far that wasn’t going to be difficult for me. The Patriot Act 2 however, exempts corporations from the penalties of those very acts. And they are not required to disclose information about toxins, biological or radioactive substances.

Furthermore, any person interfering, even unintentionally with any supply, computer or pipeline to US facilities in or around any of the thousands of US bases (or US corporations) stationed around the world on the sovereign soil of other countries would be classed as an “enemy combatant” and deemed guilty of terrorism. They may be indefinitely detained, without charges, trial, or reasonable cause. That also includes people being in the wrong place at the wrong time such as the captured children under the age of 16 who find themselves indefinitely captive in Guantanamo Bay.

It was dawning on me that the networks of prisons around the globe for “enemy combatants”, just like Guantanamo, were courtesy of the Patriot Act. It seems there are no more prisoners-of-war under the Geneva Convention. And torture is now allowed.

The Patriot Act also requires me to report anyone I know who might be intending to do anything “intimidating” to the US Government, or even thinking about it. This requires special clairvoyant skills, but the penalty for not knowing what others are thinking is a stiff 10 years in a US federal penitentiary.

In addition, if anyone in any other country in the world thinks about those things, I am required to report them to the US authorities. They can then be spied on in their own country with the aid of local version Anti-terrorist legislation which many countries have now passed through their Parliaments. It is designed to dovetail perfectly with the Patriot Act, empowering it over the peoples of other countries without anyone having discussed it, voted for it or consented to its powers.

It seems that the sovereign nations of the world are deemed to be ruled under a foreign power. Perhaps it’s time for a referendum to find out what the people say-while it’s still legal to vote.

Suspects under the Act can be removed from their own country to the US or to any unknown whereabouts, and have their assets seized. (Echoes of Guantanamo again. Creating a prison planet for thought crimes. Foretold by Orwell.)

If I should reveal the location where persons are secretly held without a trial, I will also be deemed a terrorist, and the penalty can be death. If I fail to report anyone thinking or talking about “intimidating” the US, I can have my own assets seized under section 806 of the Patriot Act, no matter where I live in the world. I have a demanding day job, but suddenly I realized we have all been recruited as part of the global police. This includes any action that “could result in a foreseeable risk”, anytime before the Act became law.

I’m beginning to realize, as I stand barefoot in the airport, how high maintenance this law really is. I have to think back 40 years or so. It’ll take some time. Oh but wait there’s more; a DNA sample from anyone thinking about conspiring. That means a person is guilty of a crime by the mere thought of it. That’s a lot of samples.

Then there’s the ban on “domestic terrorism”. That is any act that “appears intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population”. (I wondered whether that search of my groin was classed as “intimidating”.) The Act also prohibited influencing government policy by “intimidation”. Theoretically, that included the activities of Greenpeace. However, it was still legal for corporate lobby groups to “influence Government policy” by buying politicians.

“Domestic terrorism” is also defined as “affecting government conduct by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping”. I wondered whether the invasion of Iraq was in breach of the Patriot Act. Patriot 2, the horror sequel to Patriot 1, expands in SECTION 403 the definition of “weapons of mass destruction” as including any activity that affects US interstate commerce or US exports. Looks like corporations had moved into the seat of government when nobody was looking.

The machine gave my swab a green light and I was free to gather the disheveled contents of my rucksack and board the aircraft. Thanks to the Patriot Act, my fellow travelers and all Americans could feel so much safer now that my groin was searched.

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“We Live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn’t. I Believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”

Katherine Graham, Heiress and Owner of the Washington Post

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The commercial flight was full and heavy, but the pilot executed a perfect takeoff.

I sat next to a terse looking man in his early 40’s with a slightly grown out US military buzz-cut. We were in it for the long haul. Before too long I realized he knew more about the effects of flying on the human body than even a commercial pilot. The hours ticked by. He consumed a bottle of Aussie Red. He seemed familiar with Australia. Not Sydney or Melbourne. But the remote terrain of central Australia, near the bases. We talked about the Iraq invasion. “The liberation? It’s good for the Aussies … we don’t buy French wines anymore”. It was the first time he’d laughed. “But polls show that the Australian public doesn’t want the war.”

I argued. But I knew by now, that we spoke a different language. He gave another brittle laugh as though I’d just made a joke. It was clear he considered the concept of electors as ludicrous and irrelevant. To his view there was no connection between what the voters want and what the government does.

“What’s the problem?” he asked, “we (the US) paid for the Aussie planes anyway and they (the Aussies) get the reconstruction contracts.” Silence. We retreated into our corners for a while pretending to sleep. Both of us had already quite accurately sized the other up.

He asked me where my ultimate destination was. I lied. And he knew it. I told him I was invited to give a talk. That part was true. He asked me about my work. I told him. “A writer on the politics of the health care industry, among other things; exploding the myths.” “What do you mean?” His interest was sparked.

Briefly overcome by the pointlessness of sharing my views with him, I continued anyway. “How strange is it that ‘they’ tell us that the world population is still growing out of control when the west has had close to zero population growth for many years now and up to 80% of Africa and Asia are infected with HIV and dying of AIDS, famine and war?”

He pretended disinterest but cocked his head toward me. I continued. “How strange is it that ‘they’ tell us that our life expectancy is increasing because of good health care, when cancer is raging in epidemic proportions, nearly 42% of Americans will die of heart disease and western medical care has moved up to being the number one killer in the west. [8 9] Asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders have risen by 40%, AIDS, and other epidemics old and new rage out of control. Obesity, mental illness, Alzheimer’s, addiction and suicides are epidemic, a quarter of children in the west and most in the third world now live in poverty without basic necessities and medical care. Doesn’t anyone die from these? In addition 86% of US children cannot pass a standard fitness test. Isn’t it manifestly obvious that neither the US nor the world’s life expectancy is increasing?”

He had developed a slight facial twitch. “You’re wrong”. He said, “dead wrong”.

“I’m right,” I said stubbornly. “No you’re not,” he said. “I was an analyst for the Pentagon. I analyze information.” There, he’d actually said it. I stopped a while to take it in. “What do you do to the information?” I asked, not expecting a reply.

“Where did you get your information from?” he asked ignoring my question. “It’s out there in the public domain.” I quoted a few studies. “Since big Pharma and corporations took over health care, it’s been killing people. Millions.” I said defiantly.

Are you out there saying that in public? He demanded. “Sure, “I said. “You can’t go out there and say that,” he repeated. “But it’s true,” I insisted.

“You’ve got no proof,” he challenged.

“Consider some proven facts about US health care and join the dots”, I said. I quoted sources that the US, whose health care system is monopolized by corporations, has the worst infant mortality rate compared to 23 other wealthy countries whose health care system is still in partly in public hands.

“US health care corporations are a powerful lobby and generous financial benefactors to politicians on Capitol Hill, and with this flood of cash, the US has nearly the lowest life expectancy of 23 other wealthy countries. The US has 5% of the world’s population and it spends 45% of the world’s health dollars. Despite this, Americans’ life expectancies are the lowest of 23 other wealthy nations’ and lower than some third world countries like Costa Rica [1 2 4 5]. “But not for long,” I speculated, “globalization is exporting this model to the rest of the world.”

He seemed agitated, but I had to finish. “This can only mean that corporate health care creates sickness, disability and death and profits from it,” I said.

“You can’t say that”, he hissed.
“Yes I can”, I answered.
“No you can’t”, he repeated more grimly.
“Why not?”
“Because”, he hesitated, searching for the right words, “It’s classified.”

A long silence came between us. He sipped the last drop of red from his plastic airline cup. I sat back in my seat trying to look relaxed. Perhaps it was foolish of me, I thought. But at least I found out who “they” are.

New Solutions for a Sick Society

Each day the silent global epidemic of official brutality escalates. Such crimes are seldom reported, but citzen’s groups now track their numbers.

On my return from overseas I was determined to track the people’s response to the emerging global police state and its volumes of oppressive statute legislation.

I soon discovered a rising tide of activism that already far exceeds the 60’s decade; citizen’s grass roots activism, social justice and human rights activism, student activism, scientist activism, consumer activism, democracy in action, truth in media, truth in medicine, corporate watch, even Islamic activism.

The global trend is steeply on the rise. And it is changing to suit the times. There has been an increasing shift to personal empowerment whereby ordinary persons create the changes they would like to see in the world. Surprising numbers are emboldened because the level of systemic corruption has become blindingly obvious and almost all voters now know that politicians undemocratically pass laws without their consent. Increasingly more people find repugnant laws that deny human rights, impossible to acquiesce to.

Increasingly, Social Justice Groups are rediscovering the principles of Natural Law and the community traditions of Common Law, (as defined by the Oxford Dictionary as that which derives its force and authority from the universal consent and immemorial practice of the community). Common Law movements gather around the world, addressing social, political and judicial injustice. One such trend has been started in Australia by various common law advocates who give regular seminars. Their students frequently challenge statute laws successfully. The movement has found kindred spirits in the thousands who have subsequently been emboldened to stand up for their rights in many diverse areas.

Mental Health vs. Mental Hell

An outbreak of repressive mental health laws around the world reduce accountability and transparency, seemingly empowering the corporate state to incarcerate individuals indefinitely in order to force drugs and treatments upon them that can cause permanent brain damage.[12]

Mandatory mental health screening has recently been introduced in some US States, which activists fear will also lead to more involuntary drug treatments.[10 11] Increasingly, more health conditions are now included under the “mental health” umbrella, where statute laws abound. The result has been a shocking betrayal of trust. Increasingly, children and teenagers who once merely needed drug and alcohol treatment are now funnelled into the mental health system and often end up on long-term psychiatric drugs instead of the recreational drugs they were attempting to withdraw from. Citizen watchdogs and groups supporting victims of psychiatric violations of human rights all report a significant increase in complaints of psychiatric abuse.

A 17-year-old Australian boy had been smoking marijuana on a regular basis during his final year of school. He had been a well-liked straight-A student. The boy and his mother sought help from staff at a nearby drug and alcohol centre who told them that pot “won’t hurt him”. Still concerned, the mother took her son to the local doctor. The GP referred him to a visiting psychiatrist, who began to prescribe psychiatric drugs to the boy.

Within weeks the psychiatrist placed the boy into the mental health system. Once there, he was heavily drugged. Within 2 years the boy was permanently institutionalised and given dozens of shock treatments, without his mother’s consent. Later he had paddle shaped electrical burns on his upper abdomen from the shock treatment. For the past 7 years he has been institutionalised and drugged into a stupor with strong psychiatric drugs. The boy, now a man of 24, remains imprisoned in the mental health system while his general health has deteriorated appallingly.

Mostly heavily drugged, he shakes and trembles between rigid spasms. Effectively unable to communicate, he shuffles unsteadily when on his feet. The remaining time he sleeps stuporously for hours on end. The psychiatric facility has refused to allow outside medical treatment for him. In his GPs opinion, the young man may now be irreparably brain damaged. His mother has now taken Common Law steps to address her son’s psychiatric abuse, and to provide the necessary medical measures required to treat the damage done to her son.

The Common Law Power of withholding Consent

An 18-year-old Sydney boy had been smoking marijuana on a regular basis since he’d left his parent’s home to live independently. After a year he found it increasingly difficult to hold down a job and agreed to get help. His parents were fully medically insured, and encouraged their son to enter a private clinic rather than a state run drug rehab, assuming that the treatment would be better. The clinic was part of a multinational chain of medical and psychiatric facilities. In an extraordinary display of motivation the young man had already abstained from drugs for four days prior to the day of his admission. He entered the facility clean, sober and motivated to stay that way.

On the mother’s subsequent visits she was disturbed that her son had been so heavily drugged he was barely rouseable. On questioning him, she learnt the staff had insisted he take the drugs. The mother, a registered nurse, discovered he was receiving tranquillisers and a strong antipsychotic drug, in addition to extra “sleeping” medication the psychiatrist had prescribed. Since her son had never had a psychiatric illness and because of his other physical allergies she contacted her GP who wrote a letter to the psychiatrist stating that the boy had numerous chemical sensitivities and could not tolerate large amounts of drugs or unnecessary ones. He reiterated that the purpose of the boy’s admission was detoxification and that the boy was clean of drugs when he entered the facility.

  1. (The boy’s mother also inquired into the protocols of two other public detoxification/rehabilitation centres. Off the record she was told that doctors employed by the corporate hospital chains were known to prescribe large amounts of drugs to insured persons who often ended up on more drugs than the ones they were dependent on at the time of admission. On the other hand public hospital rehabs used drugs sparingly, only to assist with severe withdrawals whereas charity run centres on a shoe string budget used no drugs at all.)

The mother arranged for a conference with the facility’s psychiatrist, herself, and her son, wherein she presented the GP’s letter. The psychiatrist disregarded the doctor’s letter. Appearing resentful of the mother’s presence, he reminded her that the son was now 18, the age of majority. However the son himself requested no more drugs be prescribed for him, as he was motivated to get clean. A few days later the couple took their son out to lunch on leave from the clinic to a nearby restaurant.

The young man was drowsy and slurringly related that the staff frequently brought him medication and insisted they had the right to medicate him, anytime they considered it necessary, with any drug they deemed necessary. Moreover, the son told them that the psychiatrist had presented him with a written agreement to that effect earlier that morning, which the young man had had the presence of mind not to sign, even in his drug addled state. His parents were familiar with Common Law rights and informed their son that they considered he was in clear danger of being forcibly drugged and hospitalised if he signed such a document in that treatment facility. The mother urged her son to leave the facility immediately and return home with them. To the parent’s dismay their son refused at that time, telling them he wanted to “handle it myself”. Later that evening the boy left the treatment facility and travelled home on public transport.

He had not signed any documents giving his own consent to possible involuntary incarceration at the mental “health” facility. The parents were able to convey to their son that his consent was a powerful legal instrument not to be given lightly, and not without consulting with a trusted advisor first. The boy recovered and remains well. Scores of others are not so lucky. Many psychiatric abuses begin after voluntary consent is given without consulting a legal adviser. It then continues by the mental “health” system’s statute provisions. Most health consumers are still unaware of the system’s capability to betray and abuse human rights. It is now more important than ever to investigate health care facilities thoroughly before entrusting a loved one to their care.

School System

If the upsurge in parent activist internet sites is anything to go by, then parents are increasingly disturbed by a school system that resembles a prison; a system that pushes junk food and soda, political propaganda and social conditioning onto their children. Increasingly parents note the absence of freedom of thought at schools. Also lacking are Constitutional studies, which would inform children of their inalienble rights and of the fact that in a democracy, government is at the service of the people and not the other way around.

Stealing Our Children

Stories abound of children dying in the care of abusive parents after child welfare authorities were notified and failed to take action. However, the darker side of government child welfare authorities is rarely publicized. Australian authorities made an 11 year-old-girl a ward of the Court after an oncologist called in the authorities when the family was still deciding whether to consent to chemotherapy.

The child had chemo forcibly administered while being confined and guarded in a hospital for two months. A Supreme Court Judge ordered this forced treatment on the strength of the oncologist’s opinion. However the doctor could not show any evidence supporting the validity of his treatment. The family made several efforts to stop the forced treatment, which they considered medical abuse, but they were unsuccessful in this despite having spent their savings on lawyer’s fees.

The child’s father became educated on the principles of Common Law and represented the child’s interests in Court himself, where he successfully reinstated some of his parental rights.[24]

Sickness Industry Abusing Practitioners through Regulators

The Pharmaceutical industry lobby has increasingly infiltrated government policy.[25] Since then there has been an unprecedented attack on the use of natural, non-drug based therapies, as well as on its providers. New health care laws give powers of search and seizure to medical boards and health care watchdogs. This might be understandable if the police-state powers were being used to ferret out sleazy or quack doctors and incompetent practitioners. Perhaps not surprisingly, however, the power of these laws is now arbitrarily used to harass and abuse qualified doctors and other health professionals practicing natural, alternative or integrative health care.[14]

The internet abounds with Health Freedom activists who are now tracking this official abuse of practitioners. However, Tim Bolen, one such advocate publicises the increasing numbers of practitioners who successfully stand up to authorities.[18] Though abuses still abound, some success stories are emerging.

Last year an Australian naturopath was allegedly raided by a government team who searched the practitioner’s private belongings. The quiet, elderly health professional was overwhelmed and devastated by the raid allegedly conducted by 18 uniformed goons.[15]

Most recently another notable Australian physician who’d achieved excellent clinical results treating patients with nutrient supplements and dietary measures was targeted by the medical regulators in his state. He had been officially harassed for several years. But when confronted by the Board’s police-type powers he “voluntarily” consented to his retirement instead of mounting what he anticipated would be a costly and stressful legal action.[16]

Another Australian doctor who was harassed by authorities for including osteopathy in his general practice won some concessions when he took his case to the High Court where he eloquently represented himself.

Police or Army?

Since 9/11, law enforcement, using non-lethal weapons and riot paraphernalia has now acquired the militaristic image of an occupying army. Even in developed countries the police, once employed to uphold community rights and safety, now attempt to use brutality to suppress lawful activities such as the right to dissent. Each day in the world the silent epidemic of official brutality escalates.

Most such crimes are never reported, but citizen’s groups are closely tracking their numbers. And as the lyrics go, it appears that growing numbers of ordinary folk are; “mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore”.

The principles of Common Law are being applied to many settings. In July 2004 police attempted to herd demonstrators protesting against repression of civil liberties at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, into an area enclosed by netting, chain link fence and barbed wire. With 5000 police, army reservists and Feds prowling the vicinity and helicopters circling overhead, many demonstrators said the area looked like a concentration camp. By all accounts, the city of Boston made its début as a police state. Some demonstrators refused to enter the area that authorities had ironically called the “free speech zone”.[19]

Many demonstrators acquiesced to being herded into the barbed wire enclosure and vocally complained about it afterwards. However, a large number did not consent. They powerfully exercised their simple Common Law right to withhold consent to an injustice. The importance of that event eclipsed the other events of the day.

Free People Zones

By all accounts there are staggering social justice movements afoot which are starting to change the current trend of corporatization, political oppression and corruption.

Increasingly institutions and corporations are being held to account. More health care consumers now require doctors to provide accurate information about vaccinations, drugs and medical procedures. Increasingly, Class Actions are gathering; on behalf of vaccine-damaged children, persons suffering adverse effects from prescribed drugs and inappropriate medical treatments.

With the help of a compliant mainstream media, governments blindly continue to create reams of laws that seek to enslave humanity in “free trade” zones. Meanwhile however, the world’s people reside in communities and are creating a thick global network of Free People Zones; where millions of people are joined by the spirit of their collective values. They create their own community-based media, literature, food, conservation projects, healing centers, technology and politics. In the US, over 300 cities and four States have passed resolutions to have the patriot act repealed.

Around the world, individual persons, entire communities, fellowships and emerging sweeping movements have put the government on notice that Constitutional Laws and Human rights will not be violated in their area.

References

[1] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25983-2004Jul29.html

[2] http://www.eriposte.com/health/other/healthcare_US.htm#IVB

[3] http://chanco.com/myth.html

[4] http://www.healthpromoting.com/Articles/articles/expect.htm

[5] http://www.holistichealthtopics.com/HMG/trends.html

[6] http://www.charleston.net/stories/060103/wor_01jailbirds.shtml

[7] San Juan, Puerto Rico (AP) terror suspects under age 16 are being held at the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay.

[8] http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/

[9] Death By Medicine, Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, et al.

[10] http://www.newswithviews.com/NWVexclusive/exclusive32.htm

[11] http://www.ctono.freeserve.co.uk/id28.htm New UK Mental Health Act – direct from hell.

[12] Confidential interviews with 2 parents of children who have suffered permanent damage from psychiatric treatments they have had forced on them by the mental health system.

[13] http://www.cchr.org/

[14] Conclusions from analysis of NSW medico legal data, court transcripts and record.

[15] Confidential source wishes not to be identified.

[16] Confidential source wishes not to be identified

[17] Legal Documents from Medical Practitioner wishing to remain unidentified.

[18] http://www.bolenreport.com/

[19] http://www.saveourcivilliberties.org/en/2004/07/474.shtml

[20] Information derived from legal documents, medical reports and witnesses. Sources wish to remain unidentified at this time.

[21] http://www.upmart.org/pages/UCA_class_actions.html

[22] http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,63702,00.html

[23] DoCS-Stealing our Children for Medicine?- Eve Hillary Published in “Living Now” Magazine December 2003

[24] The Other Drug War: Big Pharma’s 625 Washington Lobbyists
http://www.citizen.org/publications/release.cfm?ID=7077&secID=1078&catID=126

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Syria or Southeast Asia – the West Lied, Lies, and Always Will

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9-15-2018 Andre Vltchek (philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist.)

I’m sitting at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine. I’m watching and then filming and photographing several old Malaysian newspapers dating back from October 1965.

These reports were published right after the horrible 1965 military coup in Indonesia, which basically overthrew the progressive President Sukarno and liquidated then the third largest Communist party on Earth, PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia). Between one and three million Indonesian people died in some of the most horrifying massacres of the 20th century. From a socialist (and soon to be Communist) country, Indonesia descended into the present pits of turbo-capitalist, as well as religious and extreme right-wing Fascism.

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[Ben’s comment: Communism was never a threat to the West. In fact, the West created it. Communism was born in London and used by western propagandists to create the enemy they needed to enable them to develop their Military Industrial Complex (the new Roman Empire) which now rules the world. In my lifetime I’ve seen Britain and America set up countries/regimes to serve as “enemies of freedom.” The West then orchestrated political coups to install governments designed to undermine and ruin those countries. At the same time, the western-installed regimes were decried as the cause of the suffering of the people – thus precipitating the desired need for the West to attack and destroy those nations so Western bankers could rebuild them with Western corporate control. 

As a child I saw Germany and Japan built up by London and New York to be used this way. Germany and Japan were destroyed and then reinvented according to the designs of the bankers in New York and London. Then the same routine was orchestrated in Korea and Iran; then Vietnam; then it was repeated in a number of small defenseless countries.

This strategy of takeover by western banker-ruled military powers continues today. They did it to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya – all ruined by the West – and now we see it occurring in Syria (however, due to Russia’s intervention they’re having some trouble getting it done in Syria). The West’s plan is that once Syria is ruined they’ll go after Iran. The western-created imaginary enemies today are no longer called “Communist,” but the enemies today are called Islam and all things Russian (which is no longer Communist). But as Vltchek points out, these terms are being used only to create fear and to facilitate the perception of a continual need to build up the West’s military powers. Thus we see turmoil and terrorism by western-sponsored criminal gangs calling themselves Muslims (but they are not real Muslims. They are simply hired criminals, much like the politicians in Washington DC who call themselves “Christians” but are not Christians. They are only paid criminals). This is causing hordes of poor immigrants to be driven out of their native lands and then blamed for everything.

The old Roman Empire is still alive in the West.]

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The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Holland and several other Western nations, directly sponsored the coup in Indonesia, while directing both the pro-Western treasonous factions in the military, as well as the (fake) religious leaders who stood, from the start, at the forefront of the genocide.

All this information is, of course, widely available in the de-classified archives of both the CIA and U.S. State Department. It can be accessed, analyzed and reproduced. I personally made a film about the events, and so have several other directors.

But it isn’t part of the memory of humanity. In Southeast Asia, only a handful of researchers are interested.

In Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand, the Indonesian post-1965 Fascism is a taboo topic. It is simply not discussed. “Progressive” intellectuals here are, like in all other ‘client’ states of the West, paid to be preoccupied with their sex orientation, with gender issues, and personal ‘freedoms’, but definitely not with the essential matters (Western imperialism, neo-colonialism, the savage and grotesque forms of capitalism, the plunder of local natural resources, as well as disinformation, plus the forcefully injected ignorance that is accompanied by mass amnesia) that have been shaping so extremely and so negatively this part of the world.

The West is laughing behind the back of its brainwashed victims. It is laughing all the way to the bank.

Lies are obviously paying off.

No other part of the world has suffered from Western Imperialism as much after WWII, as Southeast Asia did, perhaps with two exceptions, those of Africa and the Middle East.

In so-called Indochina, the West murdered close to ten million people, during the indiscriminate bombing campaigns and other forms of terror – in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. And the above-mentioned Indonesian coup killed at least 1 million human lives. 30% of the population of East Timor was exterminated by the Indonesian occupation, which was fully supported by the West. The Thai regime, fully subservient to the West, killed indiscriminately in the north and in the capital. The entire region has been suffering from extreme religious implants (fake Muslims), sponsored by the West itself, and by its allies from the Gulf (like Saudi Arabia).

But the West is admired here, with an almost religious zeal.

The U.S., British and French press agencies and ‘cultural centers’ are spreading disinformation through local media outlets owned by Western ‘elites’. Local ‘education’ has been devotedly shaped by Western didactic concepts. In places like Malaysia, Indonesia, but also Thailand, the greatest achievement is to graduate from university in one of the countries that used to colonize this part of the world.

Victim countries, instead of hating their destroyers, are actually admiring and plagiarizing the West, while pursuing, even begging for funding from their past and present tormentors.

Southeast Asia, now obedient, submissive, phlegmatic and stripped of the former revolutionary ideologies, is where the Western indoctrination and propaganda scored unquestionable victory.

The same day, I turned on the television set in my hotel room, and watched the Western coverage of the situation in Idlib, the last stronghold of the Western-sponsored terrorists on Syrian territory.

Russia has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting warning that the US-directed terrorists might stage a chemical attack, and then blame it on the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

NATO battleships have been deployed to the region. There can be no doubt – it has been a ‘good old’ European/North American scenario at work, once again: ‘We hit you, kill your people, blame you, and then bomb you as a punishment’.

Imperialist gangsters then point accusative fingers at the victims (in this case Syria) and at those who are trying to protect them (Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, China). Just like in a kindergarten, or a primary school; remember? A boy hits someone from behind and then screams, pointing at someone else: “It was him, it was him!” Miraculously, until now, the West has always gotten away with this ‘strategy’, of course, at the cost of billions of victims, on all continents.

That is how it used to be for centuries, and that is how it still works. That is how it will continue to be, until such terror and gangsterism is stopped.

For years and decades, we were told that the world is now increasingly inter-connected, that nothing of great importance could happen, without it being immediately spotted and reported by vigilant media lenses, and ‘civil society’.

Yet, thousands of things are happening and no one is noticing.

Just in the last two decades, entire countries have been singled-out by North America and Europe, then half-starved to death through embargos and sanctions, before being finally attacked and broken to pieces: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya to mention just a few. Governments of several left-wing nations have been overthrown either from outside, or through their own, local, servile media; among them Brazil, Honduras and Paraguay. Countless Western companies and their local cohorts are committing the unbridled plunder of natural resources in such places as Borneo/Kalimantan or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), totally ruining tropical forests while murdering hundreds of species.

How much do people know about each other, or about what is done to their brothers and sisters on different continents?

I have worked in some 160 countries, and I can testify without the slightest hesitation: ‘Almost nothing’. In fact, less than nothing.

The Western Empire and its lies, has managed to fragment the world to previously unknown extremes. It is all done ‘in the open’, in full view of the world, which is somehow unable to see and identify the most urgent threats to its survival. Mass media propaganda outlets are serving as vehicles of indoctrination, so do cultural and ‘educational’ institutions of the West or those local ones shaped by the Western concepts. That includes such diverse ‘tools’ as universities, Internet traffic manipulators, censors and self-censored individuals, social media, advertisement agencies, and pop culture ‘artists’.

There is a clear pattern to Western colonialist and neo-colonialist barbarity and lies:

Any regime or culture that doesn’t give free reign to western bankers must be stopped, their government overthrown, and citizens massacred, the entire country privatized; sold to foreign interests. The overwhelming majority of Indonesians are so brainwashed by the local and Western propaganda that they still blame the Communists for the 1965 coup, no matter what the CIA archives say.

Mosadech of Iran (1953) was a typical example. He ended up the same way as Sukarno. And the whole world was then charmed by the butcher Shah and his lavish wife, who was put to power by the West.

Chile in 1973, and thereafter, the same deadly pattern occurred, more evidence of how freedom-loving and democratic the West is.

Patrice Lumumba of Congo nationalized natural resources and tried to feed and educate his great nation. Result? Overthrown, killed. The price: some 8 million people massacred in the last two decades, or maybe many more than that (see my film: Rwanda Gambit). Nobody knows, or everyone pretends that they don’t know.

Syria! The biggest ‘crime’ of this country, at least in the eyes of the West, consisted of trying to provide its citizens with high quality of life, while not being ruled by the West and the Gulf states. The results we all know (or do we, really?): hundreds of thousands killed by West-sponsored murderous extremists (al-Qaeda, ISIS, etc) millions exiled and millions internally displaced. And the West, naturally, is blaming the Syrian President, and is ready to ‘punish him.’

Irrational? But can global-scale fascism ever be rational?

The lies that are being spread by the West are piling up. They overlap, often contradict one another. But the world public is not trained to search for the truth, anymore. Subconsciously it senses that it is being lied to, but the truth is so horrifying, that the great majority of people prefer to simply take selfies, analyze and parade its sexual orientation, stick earphones into its ears and listen to empty pop music, instead of fighting for the survival of humanity. I wrote entire books on this topic, including the near 1,000-page : “Exposing Lies Of The Empire.

This is just a series of thoughts that came to my mind, while I was sitting at a projector in a dark room of the Singapore National Library.

A rhetorical question kept materializing: “Can all this be happening?” “Can the West get away with all these crimes it has been committing for centuries, all over the world?”

The answer was clear: ‘But of course, as long as it is not stopped!”

And so, the struggle continues.

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How People Become Easily Controlled By Tyrants

Wednesday, 5 September 2018,  Brandon Smith

The question often arises in liberty movement circles as to how we get to the point of full blown tyranny within a society.  There are numerous factors that determine this outcome, but through all the various totalitarian systems in history there are common denominators – elements that must be there for tyrants to prevail.  When we can identify these common elements in an objective manner, we make it far more difficult for despotic structures to stand.

This is a very complex issue, but I’ll break it down as best as I’m able…

The Psychology Of The Tyrant

To come to terms with how tyrants control society, we must first examine how the mind of a tyrant operates, because these people do not in most cases think the way average human beings think.  It is one of the few cases in which I would encourage people to “otherize” another group. Tyrants are psychologically abnormal to such an extreme that is is difficult to classify them as human.

I believe the key to understanding the motivations of tyrants and where these people come from rests on our understanding of narcissistic sociopathy.  I wrote about this extensively in my article ‘Global Elitists Are Not Human,’ so I will only give a summary here.

Narcissistic and sociopathic traits, like many psychological traits, are inborn.  They are present in about 5% to 10% of any society at any given time.  In the vast majority of cases, these traits remain “latent” and do not affect a person’s actions or relationships to a great extent.  In a minority of cases, however, narcissism and sociopathy become the defining factors of a person’s psyche.  This occurs in less that 1% of a population.

To be clear, not all narcissists are sociopaths and not all sociopaths are narcissists.  There are people who are low level narcissists who excel in society and retain a conscience.  There are low level sociopaths in society that serve important functions in careers that empathetic people would find difficult, such as certain jobs in the military, or in the medical field.  What I am referring to here are HIGH LEVEL narcissistic sociopaths – the kind of people that become murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and yes, tyrants.

A sociopathic narcissist is motivated by personal desire only.  They are incapable of empathy for others and see people as a kind of food and fuel source rather than fellow travelers in life.  They consider their lack of conscience as an evolutionary advantage; a tool that helps them to survive and thrive by trampling, stealing, manipulating and killing if necessary without guilt or regret.

You would think these creatures would be easy to pick out in a crowd, but it is not always so simple.  They have the ability to mimic behaviors of those around them in order to appear more human.  Sometimes this does give them away because they can’t help but parrot or steal behaviors and mannerisms from people they meet to the point of obviousness.  For those inexperienced with narcissistic sociopaths, though, the tactic works for a time, because what people think they see is someone just like them; a reflection.  Imagine it as a survival mechanism, like a chameleon.

For some tyrants, the ability makes them endearing to the public for a time.  They can be many things to many groups, and their ability to lie convincingly is exceptional.  They climb the ladder of success quickly, and build systems that allow them to prosper.  They do have doubts and weaknesses, though.

They are in most cases cowardly.  They prefer to get what they want through subversion and trickery, and they run from direct confrontation.  They prefer to use other people (useful idiots) as weapons or shields rather than risk facing off with their ideological opponents.  As parasites, they focus on the weak minded or the fragile.

They desperately want admiration from the very people they victimize.  Therefore, they are constantly forced to play roles in order to appear normal.  They do not like this.  They feel that it is below their station in life to pander, and they are convinced that they should be worshiped as they are, not worshiped for the fraudulent image they have constructed.  They want to “come out of the closet,” in a sense, as a narcissistic sociopath, but if they do under a stable social climate they will be shunned or burned at the stake.  They sometimes band together for protection, and are willing to work with each other as long as there is mutual benefit.

Thus, these “people” seek to create chaos, and then to reorder society to act more like they act, or think more like they think.  When the masses have been convinced to abandon conscience, then the monsters can come out into the light of day without fear.

Here is how they achieve this goal, and how average people help them do it…

False Assumptions

Almost all bad situations start with false assumptions based on bias rather than facts or evidence.  The most dangerous assumption when it comes to tyranny is to say “we are in the right, therefore we are not supporting tyranny.”  The question that needs to be asked, though, is are they really “right” according to the facts?  If the answer is “no,” then they are probably fueling a tyrannical system.

First and foremost, many human beings want to be “right” more than they want to be correct.  That is to say, they are happy to “win” arguments and conflicts regardless of whether or not the truth is on their side.  This bias is the root of many catastrophes in history.

This is not to say that they don’t have a conscience.  Most people in fact do have a conscience that tells them their assumptions are wrong, but they can still commit acts of stupidity and atrocity.  This is where tyrannical manipulators tend to help them along.

Tyrants find great joy in creating all kinds of logical fallacies, mental gymnastics and morally relative sales pitches in order to convince a group of people that their wrong assumptions are right.  The truth becomes foggy and evidence becomes unnecessary.  In this state of mind, when individuals melt together into a mob, assumptions become cult dictates and “winning” becomes paramount.  False assumptions and biases can be used to turn normal upstanding people into monsters, all because they refused to accept that their ideological position was flawed; all because they were afraid to feel embarrassed or admit they had been conned.

False Sides

The taking of sides in political discourse is natural and normal.  Even when people are entirely honest about the facts on hand and agree on basic principles of human decency and freedom, they will STILL disagree on what solutions should be used to deal with the problems in front of them.  This creates a spectrum within society that is ever present; it cannot be helped or avoided.  Tyrants understand the basis of this spectrum and try to use it to their advantage to manipulate people away from thoughtful discourse and towards mindless conflict.

Tyrants exploit the masses more easily when people assume that corrupt political and social leaders are working for “their side” against the “other side.”  Often these leaders can be bought or threatened into subservience.  Tyrants then use them to drive the spectrum to the furthest opposites, until both sides adopt an attitude of zealotry.

This happens not only in politics, but in geopolitics, as entire nations are driven to war with each other by puppet presidents and governments over engineered conflicts that only ever benefit the cabal of tyrants behind the curtain.

Zealotry And False Narratives

I view zealotry as a kind of psychological disease that is actually communicable – it spreads like a virus through a culture until everyone is infected.  Zealotry happens when a person embraces an ideology to the point that it overrides their personality and their soul, and they are no longer able to think clearly as an individual.  This includes considering the possibility that they are on the wrong side of history and morality.

Zealotry on a mass scale depends on a number of dominoes set in succession.  The threat of civil breakdown and economic suffering helps.  Ideological opponents must be painted as an imminent and vile threat to the very fabric of society.  In some cases they are a real and created threat (controlled opposition); in other cases they are a paper tiger meant to drive another group to support tyrannical measures.

Tyrants build false narratives.  This is what they do best.  They encourage people to unknowingly become villains, or they accuse innocent groups of villainy in order to sow division.  They need all sides to see everyone else either as an ally or an enemy.  There is no in-between.  If a person does not conform to the views of the zealot, then he must be immediately treated as a threat.  This causes an endless echo chamber which destroys all dissent or disagreement, no matter how rational.

Zealots operate primarily on fear, making them easy prey for tyrants.  And as some nerd somewhere once said, “Fear is the mind killer; fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.”

Apathy And False Hope

More than anything else, tyrants desire an apathetic population.  Apathy breeds complacency and inaction, and it also encourages delusional thinking.  Apathetic people tend towards the philosophy of pacifism as a means to vindicate their own behavior, but this is merely a mask designed to hide their fear.  They might fear suffering, they might fear loss, they might fear failure, but they certainly have fear, and it stops them from standing in the way of developments that they know are evil in nature and that require an aggressive response.

Apathy can also be bred into a society through the use of false hopes.  Tyrants conjure scenarios in which the public is made to believe positive “change” is about to take place, usually through politics.  But, there will be no change for the better beyond the cosmetic.  Things only get worse.  In this process of conditioning, tyrants raise up the hopes of the masses, and then dash them to the ground over and over, until the public gives up.

The problem is not that things cannot change for the better, but that the public keeps playing by the rules of a game fabricated by the very people that are causing their misery.  Stepping outside the constraints of that game requires us to take matters into our own hands rather than waiting around for others to make changes for us.  It requires risk.  If the farce of tyranny is to ever end, all awake and aware people will have to take many risks.

I have heard it argued that tyranny is a natural and inevitable product of human society.  That tyrants cannot be avoided, that they will always exist and any attempt to remove them will result in them only being replaced with other tyrants.  This is the pinnacle of the pathetic mindset.  It is the dark void of nihilism.

One could also argue that there is no point to washing ourselves because we are just going to get dirty again tomorrow.  But these people would eventually die of disease.  If tyranny is a human constant, then rebellion must also be a human constant, otherwise, humanity dies or is turned into something unrecognizable.

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Are We Being Played?

by Caitlin Johnstone – 9-9-2018

If any evidence existed to be found that Donald Trump had illegally colluded with the Russian government to rig the 2016 presidential election, that evidence would have been picked up by the sprawling surveillance networks of the US and its allies and leaked to the Washington Post before Obama left office.

Russiagate is like a mirage. From a distance it looks like a solid, tangible thing, but when you actually move in to examine it critically you find nothing but gaping plot holes, insinuation, innuendo, conflicting narratives, bizarre mental contortions to avoid acknowledging contradictory information, a few arrests for corruption and process crimes, and a lot of hot air. The whole thing has been held together by nothing but the confident-sounding assertions of pundits and politicians and sheer, mindless repetition. And, as we approach the two year mark since this president’s election, we have not seen one iota of movement toward removing him from office. The whole thing’s a lie, and the smart movers and shakers behind it are aware that it is a lie.

And yet they keep beating on it. Day after day after day after day it’s been Russia, Russia, Russia, Russia. Instead of attacking this president for his many, many real problems in a way that will do actual damage, they attack this fake blow-up doll standing next to him in a way that never goes anywhere and never will, like a pro wrestler theatrically stomping on the canvass next to his downed foe.

What’s up with that?

As you doubtless already know by now, the New York Times has made the wildly controversial decision to publish an anonymous op-ed reportedly authored by “a senior official in the Trump administration.” The op-ed’s author claims to be part of a secret coalition of patriots who dislike Trump and are “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” These “worst inclinations” according to the author include trying to make peace with Moscow and Pyongyang, being rude to longtime US allies, saying mean things about the media, being “anti-trade”, and being “erratic”. The possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment is briefly mentioned but dismissed. The final paragraphs are spent gushing about John McCain for no apparent reason.

I strongly encourage you to read the piece in its entirety, because for all the talk and drama it’s generating, it doesn’t actually make any sense. While you are reading it, I encourage you to keep the following question in mind: what could anyone possibly gain by authoring this and giving it to the New York Times?

Seriously, what could be gained? The op-ed says essentially nothing, other than to tell readers to relax and trust in anonymous administration insiders who are working against the bad guys on behalf of the people (which is interestingly the exact same message of the right-wing 8chan conspiracy phenomenon QAnon, just with the white hats and black hats reversed). Why would any senior official risk everything to publish something so utterly pointless? Why risk getting fired (or risk losing all political currency in the party if NYTAnon is Mike Pence, as has been theorized) just to communicate something to the public that doesn’t change or accomplish anything? Why publicly announce your undercover conspiracy to undermine the president in a major news outlet at all?

What are the results of this viral op-ed everyone’s talking about? So far it’s a bunch of Democratic partisans making a lot of excited whooping noises, and Trump loyalists feeling completely vindicated in the belief that all of their conspiracy theories have been proven correct. Many rank-and-file Trump haters are feeling a little more relaxed and complacent knowing that there are a bunch of McCain-loving “adults in the room” taking care of everything, and many rank-and-file Trump supporters are more convinced than ever that Donald Trump is a brave populist hero leading a covert 4-D chess insurgency against the Deep State. In other words, everyone’s been herded into their respective partisan stables and trusting the narratives that they are being fed there.

And, well, I just think that’s odd.

Did you know that Donald Trump is in the WWE Hall of Fame? He was inducted in 2013, and he’s been enthusiastically involved in pro wrestling for many years, both as a fan and as a performer. He’s made more of a study on how to draw a crowd in to the theatrics of a choreographed fight scene than anyone this side of the McMahon family (a member of whom happens to be part of the Trump administration currently).

You don’t have to get into any deep conspiratorial rabbit hole to consider the possibility that all this drama and conflict is staged from top to bottom. Commentators on all sides routinely crack jokes about how the mainstream media pretends to attack Trump but secretly loves him because he brings them amazing ratings. Anyone with their eyes even part way open already knows that America’s two mainstream parties feign intense hatred for one another while working together to pace their respective bases into accepting more and more neoliberal exploitation at home and more and more neoconservative bloodshed abroad. They spit and snarl and shake their fists at each other, then cuddle up and share candy when it’s time for a public gathering. Why should this administration be any different?

I believe that a senior Trump administration official probably did write that anonymous op-ed. I do not believe that they were moved to write it out of compassion for the poor Americans who are feeling emotionally stressed about the president. I believe it was written and published for the same reason many other things are written and published in mainstream media: because we are all being played.

The more I study US politics, the less useful I find it to think of it in political terms. The two-headed one party system exists to give Americans the illusion of choice while advancing the agendas of the plutocratic class which owns and operates both parties, yes, but even more importantly it’s a mechanism of narrative control. If you can separate the masses into two groups based on extremely broad ideological characteristics, you can then funnel streamlined “us vs them” narratives into each of the two stables, with the white hats and black hats reversed in each case. Now you’ve got Republicans cheering for the president and Democrats cheering for the CIA, for the FBI, and now for a platoon of covert John McCains alleged to be operating on the inside of Trump’s own administration. Everyone’s cheering for one aspect of the US power establishment or another.

Whom does this dynamic serve? Not you.

If you belonged to a ruling class, obviously your goal would be to ensure your subjects’ continued support for you. In a corporatist oligarchy, the rulers are secret and the subjects don’t know they’re ruled, and power is held in place with manipulation and with money. As such a ruler your goal would be to find a way to manipulate the masses into supporting your agendas, and, since people are different, you’d need to use different narratives to manipulate them. You’d have to divide them, tell them different stories, turn them against each other, play them off one another, suck them in to the tales you are spinning with the theater of enmity and heroism.

As a result of the New York Times op-ed, if this administration engages in yet another of its many, many establishment capitulations (let’s say by attacking the Syrian government again), Trump’s supporters won’t see it as his fault; it will be blamed on the deep state insiders in his administration who have been working to thwart his agendas of peace and harmony. Meanwhile those who see Trump as a heel won’t experience any cognitive dissonance if any of the establishment agendas they support are carried out, because they can give the credit to the secret hero squad in the White House.

Would a billionaire WWE Hall of Famer and United States President understand the theater of staged conflict for the advancement of plutocratic interests, and willingly participate in it? I’m going to say probably.

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1 in 4 Americans & almost half of millennials deleted Facebook in wake of privacy scandals

1 in 4 Americans & almost half of millennials deleted Facebook in wake of privacy scandals – study
After Facebook was accused of censorship and hammered by privacy scandals, a new study has found that one in four Americans have deleted the app from their phones. Among young people, this number is even higher.

 

In the wake of multiple scandals, a new poll by Pew research has found that most Americans are curbing their Facebook usage. Pollsters surveyed over 4,500 US adults earlier this summer and found that 74 percent of users have taken some action to reduce their dependence on the social media giant.

Some 54 percent have adjusted their privacy settings; 42 percent have taken a break from Facebook for several weeks or more; and 26 percent have deleted the app from their phone entirely. The numbers are more striking, given that among users aged 18-29, almost half of the respondents (44 percent) have deleted the app.

The poll was published on Wednesday; the same day that Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg faced a Senate hearing over alleged election meddling from foreign agents on the platform, and over Facebook’s alleged bias against conservative content.

Accusations that the company actively censors right-wing content have come from Republican lawmakers, and from Facebook staff themselves, particularly in the wake of the company’s decision to ban controversial figure Alex Jones from its platform last month, and its increased content-policing and anti-’fake news’ initiatives in the runup to the 2018 midterm elections.

Perhaps more damaging to Facebook was the revelation in March that Cambridge Analytica, a British analytics firm, used a third-party quiz app to collect the personal data of some 87 million Facebook users, including those who never used the app. Cambridge Analytica opened up a Pandora’s box of privacy scandals for the company, as it was revealed that Facebook allowed other companies to access private user data, including personal messages, for commercial purposes.

The poll results may not quite spell disaster for Facebook yet as Instagram and WhatsApp remain popular, and are both owned by Facebook.

However, the fallout from the scandal still saw Facebook’s profits plummet at one point, and saw the company scramble to introduce new privacy measures. It also saw its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, hauled before hearings at the House and the Senate in April. It also saw the #deletefacebook movement gain traction, as users tired of having their private lives packaged and sold to the highest bidder.

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NPR debunks feds’ claim of hundreds of school shootings

[NPR Radio just recently investigated and confirmed that 93% of all school shootings reported in 2015-2016 never actually happened. This is startling since the exposé comes from NPR – a government-funded anti-gun radio station.

So, if 93% of all schools shootings were fake or misreported, and the remaining 7% were so iffy as to leave the incident questionable and unable to rise to the level of a confirmed shooting, just how many can we confidently conclude were real?

We already knew that most of the claimed shootings in schools and public places that were big news were invented to scare people into thinking they need more police, even in schools. Also, the anti-gun activists and politicians have , for decades, overplayed their hand in trying to get legislation passed to confiscate all guns. We have known this was theater created to scare the gullible public.

Now, with the figures exposed by NPR, that only 7% of the reported cases in 2015-2016 have even a chance of being anything like they claim – an actual reportable incident, it leaves us to guess how many of the remaining 7% were nothing more than fake, invented, staged productions for the purpose of promoting an agenda of the gun grabbers and the police (military) state.

Go to YouTube and type in “Fake School Shootings” and prepare for an educational graphic journey into the world of fake news and crisis actors. -ed]

 

HERE’S THE NPR ARTICLE. (Please click on the links too)

WND  9-1-2018

The overwhelming majority of school shootings listed in a Department of Education report never happened, according to an investigation by National Public Radio.16111

The government agency reported “nearly 240 schools” in the 2015-2016 school year reported at least one incident involving a school-related shooting, a figure far high that most estimates.

More than 100 reported a school-related “homicide involving a student, faculty member or staff member.”

But NPR contacted every one of the schools and found that more than two-thirds of the reported incidents never happened.

And it was able to confirm only 11 reported incidents, either through the school or media reports.

“How many times per year does a gun go off in an American school? We should know. But we don’t,” NPR said.

Deborah Temkin, a researcher and program director at Child Trends, told NPR: “When we’re talking about such an important and rare event, [this] amount of data error could be very meaningful.”

‘Typical government fashion’

The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch observed that even though the Department of Education is the agency “responsible for disseminating the erroneous information, in typical government fashion, it shrugged it off as no big deal.”

“Evidently, the federal agency doesn’t bother checking data before publishing it as fact,” Judicial Watch said.

The Washington watchdog said it’s “hardly an isolated incident of government inefficiency, but the seriousness of the matter should inspire the feds to provide the public – and policy makers – with accurate information.”

“Instead, the DOE, a typical bloated agency with a $59 billion budget, passed the buck to the so-called civil rights data collection division which apparently plays fast and loose with facts.”

Judicial Watch did find it “amusing” that a government-funded news outlet debunked a government report.

NPR reported: “In 161 cases, schools or districts attested that no incident took place or couldn’t confirm one. In at least four cases, we found, something did happen, but it didn’t meet the government’s parameters for a shooting. About a quarter of schools didn’t respond to our inquiries.”

The agency cited a report from Everytown for Gun Safety that listed just 29 shootings at K-12 schools during the 2015-2016 time period at issue.

The federal agency listed 26 shootings in the Ventura Unified School District in Southern California.

However, NPR reported Jeff Davis, an assistant superintendent, said, “I think someone pushed the wrong button.”

Davis said outgoing Supt. Joe Richards “has been here for almost 30 years and he doesn’t remember any shooting.”

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In The New “Multipolar World” The Globalists Still Control All The Players

By Brandon Smith

The greatest tool at the disposal of globalists is the use of false paradigms to manipulate public perception and thus public action. The masses are led to believe that at the highest levels of geopolitical and financial power there is such a thing as “sides.” This is utter nonsense when we examine the facts at hand.

We are told the-powers-that-be are divided by “Left” and “Right” politics, yet both sides actually support the same exact policy actions when it comes to the most important issues of the day and only seem to differ in terms of rhetoric, which is meaningless and cosmetic anyway.  That is to say, it’s nothing but Kabuki theater.

We are told that corporate power must be balanced by government power and that government power must be balanced by “free markets,” when in reality corporations are chartered and protected by governments and free markets simply don’t exist in today’s economy. In the case of social media “censorship,” we are told that the solution is to use government power to enforce “fairness” instead of simply launching our own alternative platforms.  Yet, social media corporations exist in the form of monopolies exactly because of  government power and intervention in business. The abuses of one “side” are being used to push us into the arms of the other side, which is just as abusive.

In terms of geopolitics, we are told that national powers stand “at cross-purposes;” that they have different interests and different goals, which has led to things like “trade wars” and sometimes shooting wars. Yet, when we look at the people actually pulling the strings in most of these countries, we find the same names and institutions. Whether you are in America, Russia China, the EU, etc., globalist think tanks and international banks are everywhere, and the leaders in all of these countries call for MORE power for such institutions, not less.

These wars, no matter what form they take, are a circus for the public. They are engineered to create controlled chaos and manageable fear.  They are a means to influence us towards a particular end, and that end, in most cases, is more social and economic influence in the hands of a select few. In each instance, people are being convinced to believe that the world is being divided when it is actually being centralized.

The key to any magic show is to get the audience to participate in the lie; to get them to focus on the distracting hand, to assume that what they are seeing is actually what is really happening – to suspend their skepticism.

Make no mistake, what we are seeing in geopolitics today is indeed a magic show. The false East/West paradigm is as powerful if not more powerful than the false Left/Right paradigm. For some reason, the human mind is more comfortable believing in the ideas of division and chaos, and it often turns its nose up indignantly at the notion of “conspiracy.” But conspiracies and conspirators can be demonstrated as a fact of history. Organization among elitists is predictable.

Globalists themselves are drawn together by an ideology. They have no common nation, they have no common political orientation, they have no common cultural background or religion, they herald from the East just as they herald from the West. They have no true loyalty to any mainstream cause or social movement.

What do they have in common? They seem to exhibit many of the traits of high level narcissistic sociopaths, who make up a very small percentage of the human population. These people are predators, or to be more specific, they are parasites. They see themselves as naturally superior to others, but they often work together if there is the promise of mutual benefit.

The closest thing I can relate narcissistic sociopaths (and thus globalists) to in mythology would be vampires. I have often wondered if the concept of “vampires” was created as a way for the peasants of the dark ages to explain the soulless and monstrous behavior of the elites of their time. The notion that any person is capable of that kind if evil, let alone organized evil in the form of a cabal, is hard for people to accept to this day.

Vampires in mythology are usually depicted as elites, hiding in plain site as leaders of communities in the upper echelons of society. They seek out a village, insert themselves as upstanding patrons and aristocrats, then feed until that village is destroyed. Afterward, they move on to the next village.  This is what they are. This is what they do, and they do it in organized fashion to make the process more efficient.

It takes a village to feed a vampire, or a narcissistic sociopath.

I relate this metaphor because I think it’s important for the average person to understand what we are really dealing with here. When some people recoil at the notion of a syndicate at the highest levels of finance and politics working towards nefarious purposes, they should know that this is easily explained not only in terms of historic myths and archetypes, but in well documented psychological study.

Analysts and activists within the liberty movement have proven impressively immune to many of the narratives and lies of conspiratorial globalists, which is why they are now the main target of multiple propaganda campaigns. Globalists don’t feel comfortable climbing into their coffins to sleep during the day while so many Van Helsings are lurking about exposing their activities.

The latest propaganda effort I have seen is the narrative of the “multipolar world” developing in the wake of what the IMF refers to as the “global economic reset.” In fact, the term “multipolar world” is being used in alternative media circles a lot these days, and this is once again a ploy designed to con us into believing that centralization is no longer a threat and that the divisions we see are real rather than fabricated.

Under the multipolar narrative, we are told that the shift away from the U.S. dollar as the world reserve is now happening and that this is being led by Eastern political powers seeking alternatives. This is true, to a point.

The lies surrounding this development are many, though. We are told that Eastern political powers are at odds with globalists and globalism — this is false. We are told that BRICS nations are seeking a decentralized system to replace dollar hegemony — this is false. We are told that Eastern leaders like Putin and Xi are countering the globalist power grab and are being targeted by the elites as if they are “rebelling” against the empire — this is also false. We are told that the trade war is a means for Donald Trump to disrupt globalization and throw a monkey wrench into the globalists plans — this is fantasy.

Liberty activists and analysts are particularly susceptible to the idea because it plays on our desire to see the longstanding dollar-based empire of the Federal Reserve fall into the oblivion it deserves.  The problem is that the narrative is based on the fraudulent assumption that the globalist empire is rooted in the “American empire.”

Here are the facts:

Globalist influences are hyper-present in Eastern nations. For example, Vladimir Putin, who is often depicted as some kind of anti-globalist hero in liberty movement discussions, is not anti-globalist at all. Putin was “discovered” by vocal new world order proponent Henry Kissinger decades ago in the early 1990s before he took on the role as acting president of Russia. Putin relates his first meeting with Kissinger and their longstanding friendship in the book First Person, his autobiographical account of his early career.

Contrary to popular belief in the liberty movement, Putin DID NOT kick out international banks or remove their power structures during his presidential rise. In fact, Rothschild banks still operate in Russia to this day, while Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan continue to act as the largest investment banks in the country.

The globalist presence in Russia is perhaps why the nation developed such a close relationship with the IMF after the fall of the Soviet Union, why they continue their ties to the IMF an the Bank for International Settlements to this day and why the Kremlin has in the past called for a new global currency system controlled by the IMF.

China has also called for the same new monetary system, not decentralized, but completely centralized under the IMF. China has been under the influence of the Rockefeller Foundationsince around 1915, when they opened a university in the country based on the University of Chicago.  China continues its ties to the globalists through the BIS and IMF, and Goldman Sachs is heavily involved in Chinese government activities and business arrangements. Only last year, Goldman established a $5 billion deal with an arm of the Chinese government to make it easier to purchase companies and assets within the United States. Donald Trump praised the deal as beneficial to the U.S., which is not surprising considering the number of Goldman Sachs alumni Trump has involved in his cabinet.

Trump has also had extensive dealings with the globalists, including Rothschild connected banking elites for the past 25 years. Wilber Ross, an investment banker working for the Rothschilds, was the primary agent that bailed Trump out of his considerable debts surrounding his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. After Trump’s rise to the White House, he made Wilber Ross commerce secretaryand Ross now heavily promotes the developing trade war.

Clearly, there is no “division” between the world’s political leaders when it comes to who they are allied with. International banks  and globalist think tanks are involved with ALL of them. But what about the rest of the world in general? Isn’t the trade war causing division and decentralization among nations and economies? When you look at the very top of the pyramid, the divisions vanish.

Consider Russia’s ongoing oil pipeline deal with Germany, or Russia’s latest deal to allow China to farm over 2.5 million acres of Russian land, helping directly combat U.S. sanctions. Or what about the Caspian Sea deal between Russia, Iran and multiple other countries to end the dispute over the region? And how about China’s defiance of sanctions on Iranian oil?  Or the EU’s growing protests over US interference in their oil trade with both Iran and Russia?

These are just some of the latest examples of the rest of the world melding into a larger conglomerate in the wake of the trade war. The trade war is bringing all these supposedly disparate countries together in a way that is rather convenient for globalists. If we take into account the reality of globalist influence in all major economies, then we have to also take into account the possibility that the “global economic reset” is not about a “multipolar world,” but an even more centralized unipolar world. A world which sacrifices the U.S. model along with the dollar as world reserve and replaces it with something EVEN WORSE.

In the meantime, liberty activists are lately being told that they should rally around the death of dollar and the global reset as if it is the end of globalism. In other words, we are supposed to stupidly believe that the shift to the new world order is “decentralization” simply because they call it “multipolar.” Just because the U.S. is no longer the face of the beast does not mean the beast is gone.

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UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

A U.S.-backed anti-government fighter mans a heavy automatic machine gun, left, next to an American soldier as they take their positions at Tanf, a border crossing between Syria and Iraq (Hammurabi’s Justice News/AP)

US-Backed Daesh Terrorists In Syria

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More than 120 homes restored in Syria in one week

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return to their homes in Syria after security and peace was restored by the Syrian Arab Army with help from Russia. Syrian refugees want to go home but have been prevented by terrorist bombings and killings in their former homeland.

The terrorists were sponsored by US, Europe, Saudi Arabia, and Israel (the leaders of NATO). Their goal is to destabilize all countries that wish to be independent of western control. In other words, the middle-east and eastern nations (mostly Muslim) are deemed evil because they want to be left alone. Russia, by the same token, is labeled evil by the US because Putin is helping those who wish to remain independent – like Syria and Iran for instance. Now the Syrian army, with Russia’s help, is finally driving the terrorist forces out, and the Syrian refugees who were driven out of their homeland by the terrorists are starting to return, and happy to do it.

Schools Reopening In Syria

August 8, 2018 – More than 120 homes have been restored in Syria over the past week, head of the Russian National Center for Defense Management Mikhail Mizintsev said on Wednesday.

“Extensive work is being carried out to restore the infrastructure. Just over the past week 123 homes were restored, and two kindergartens, one school and one electric station were opened,” Mizintsev said at a session of the interagency headquarters on the repatriation of Syrian refugees.

As many as 46 schools, 19 pre-school facilities, 33 bakeries, 28 water pump stations, 12 electric power stations, 14 medical facilities and 227 homes are being restored and repaired in 59 communities in the Aleppo, Rif Dimashq, Deir ez-Zor, Hama and Homs Governorates.

According to the Defense Ministry, 89 medical facilities and 217 educational facilities were restored, 273 km of roads were repaired, 202 km of electricity transmission lines were installed, as well as 86 electric substations, 71 water supply facilities and two fuel and energy complexes were launched in Syria lately.

A Syrian entrepreneur came up with a promising way of providing cheap housing for the people of Syria by importing prefabricated wooden buildings from Russia.

Habib Muhammed, a native of Syria currently living in the Russian city of Tyumen, seeks to make a contribution to the postwar reconstruction of his home country via his new project, which may help provide housing to thousands of displaced people who lost their homes during the Syrian conflict.

Russian-made prefabricated wooden houses are being imported to Syria and assembled there, which should be cheaper than building the more traditional stone houses.

“These houses would be affordable to all people regardless of their level of income. About 60-70 percent of Syrians have little money and cannot afford to buy housing, as real estate prices in Syria are quite steep. But wooden houses may help solve this problem,” Muhammed said.

He also added that the warm climate and heat won’t be a problem for these wooden buildings as, for example, wooden houses had already been built in neighboring Lebanon.

“We’re going to build houses using modern technologies, but we’ll also implement the knowledge of the past. These will be either wooden or wood and stone houses. Just like the houses in Russia, they will have saunas. The wood will be treated with a special compound to make it resistant to fire, humidity and insects. Houses like these are transported and are assembled on-site like a construction set,” the entrepreneur explained.

According to Muhammed, the houses will be constructed by Russian specialists who will also help teach their Syrian colleagues how to erect these buildings.

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With The Help Of Russia, Syria Is Winning Their War Against US-Sponsored Terrorists

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Syrian army in full control of territory adjacent to Golan Heights

The military operation against terrorists in southern Syria is over, Russia’s chief negotiator at the talks added

SOCHI, July 31. /TASS/. Syrian government troops completely control the territories adjacent to the Golan Heights now that the operation against terrorists in southern Syria is over, Russian president’s special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.

“Now, Syrian posts have been deployed in the entire territory adjacent to the disengagement line between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights and at the Jordanian border,” he said.

Operation in Southern Syria

The military operation against terrorists in southern Syria is over, Lavrentyev has added.

“I would like to stress that the operation against Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra (both outlawed in Russia as terrorist organizations) militants in southern and southwestern Syria is over,” he said.

“The territory around al-Quneitra, Daraa and along the Syria-Israeli-Jordanian border has been cleared of terrorists completely,” Lavrentyev stressed.

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Some Facts About “Climate Change” And Carbon Dioxide

Ian Rutherford Plimer – 2018

More on the leftist fraud being used for “globalism” and one world government…

Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology. Sounds pretty learned/credible, don’t you think?

Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From? Professor Ian Plimer’s book in a brief summary:

PLIMER:
“Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland. Since its first spewing of volcanic ash, it has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.

Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.

I know….it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad,nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs…..well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days!

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.

I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano
Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

Yes, folks, Mt. Pinatubo was active for over One year – think about it. Of course, I shouldn’t spoil this ‘touchy-feely tree-hugging’ moment and mention the effect of natural solar and cosmic activity, and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the wildfire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the BOGUS ‘human-caused’ climate-change scenario. Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention ‘Global Warming’ anymore, but just ‘Climate Change.

It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming advocates got caught with their pants down.

And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you by your government, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.

It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.

But, hey, …..go give the world a hug and have a nice day and don’t forget Recycling Day on Wednesday…

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Syria: The White Helmets’ Final Performance

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24.07.2018 Author: Tony Cartalucci

It is commonly known that when a ship is sinking, the crew does not board the lifeboats before the passengers. Most noble of all is when the captain and crew go down with the ship. Then with what level of ignobility should we assess the so-called “Syrian Civil Defense” more commonly referred to as the White Helmets?

We are told that Syrian forces backed by Russian airpower are brutalizing the remnants of “rebels” in southern Syria near the Jordanian border and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Surely now more than ever do the people of southern Syria need the “bravest of the brave” – as UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt described them on social media.

Yet instead of rushing to where the cannons sound loudest, the White Helmets slunk across Syria’s borders with the aid of the Israeli Defense Forces, onward to Jordan, where the UN is working to relocate them – allegedly to Europe and North America.

It is a final act laying to rest once and for all a monumental lie – that the White Helmets were anything more than an extension of the foreign-funded proxy war aimed at overthrowing Damascus.

And now that overthrowing Damascus is no longer a possibility, the White Helmets are being evacuated to lie another day.

An Acting Troupe

The White Helmets were never “rescuers,” but a public relations wing of Al Qaeda and its various affiliates. The US did not arm and funded terrorists for years to ravage Syria only to “also” fund groups to help save lives. Instead, the White Helmets’ only real mandate was to augment the proxy war, exploiting humanitarian themes similar to how the US and NATO justified and executed the destruction of Libya.

Videos of clearly uninjured individuals – showered in dust and red paint – rushed to awaiting ambulances often feature more cameramen in the frame than supposed rescue workers. Absent from the vast majority of the White Helmets’ videos is the actual gore, horror, and misery of real war – gaping wounds, dangling or missing limbs, burnt flesh and hair – all the horrors real Syrians faced daily since 2011 when the US-backed proxy war began.

During the 2016 “Save Aleppo” protests held by the Syrian opposition across Europe, actors were dressed up, dusted and painted up with artificial blood, then posed in scenes indistinguishable from their Syrian-based counterparts’ videos. What was supposed to be another emotional gimmick aimed at manipulating the Western public to back wider Western military intervention, instead served as an indictment of precisely the game the White Helmets had been funded by the US and British governments to play amid Syria’s ongoing war.

The Guardian in a hastily written rebuttal to avalanches of evidence exposing the White Helmets of not only producing war propaganda, but doing so on behalf of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, would claim:

The White Helmets, officially known as the Syria Civil Defence, is a humanitarian organisation made up of 3,400 volunteers – former teachers, engineers, tailors and firefighters – who rush to pull people from the rubble when bombs rain down on Syrian civilians.

They’ve been credited with saving thousands of civilians during the country’s continuing civil war.  They have also exposed, through first-hand video footage, war crimes including a chemical attack in April. Their work was the subject of an Oscar-winning Netflix documentary and the recipient of two Nobel peace prize nominations.

Indeed, the White Helmets have provided evidence of chemical weapons attacks – as noted by multiple OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) reports – but it is evidence the OPCW has never been able to verify.

Al Qaeda’s Propagandists

The reason why the OPCW was never able to verify the evidence was because the White Helmets who allegedly collected and transferred it over to OPCW investigators operate exclusively in territory held by terrorists fronts – most notably Al Qaeda’s various affiliates.

The OPCW would report regarding the April 2017 alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhun that (emphasis added):

…it was determined that the risk of a visit to the incident area would be prohibitive for the team. Therefore, the team could not visit the site shortly after the allegation to observe, assess, or record the location of the alleged incident, could not canvass directly for other witnesses, and could not collect environmental samples and/or remnants of the alleged munitions.

This meant that all evidence and witness testimony considered by the OPCW was handed to them. The OPCW admits (emphasis added):

Through liaison with representatives of several NGOs, including Same Justice/Chemical Violations Documentation Centre Syria (CVDCS), the Syrian Civil Defence (also known as White Helmets, and hereinafter “SCD”), the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), and the Syrian Institute for Justice (SIJ), the FFM identified a number of witnesses to be interviewed. These witnesses were expected to provide testimony and potentially relevant evidence.

The report admits it was the White Helmets who allegedly were first to arrive at the scene of the attack and repeatedly cites them throughout the report as the primary source of accusations regarding the attack. The report would note (emphasis added):

At the time of handover, the team was informed that all samples provided on 12 and 13 April 2017 were taken by the chemical sample unit of the SCD [White Helmets]. A member of the chemical sample unit who took the samples was present at the handover and provided information on every sample.

As to what risks prevented the OPCW team from collecting the evidence itself instead, a Deutsche Welle article titled, “Death toll rises in Syria ‘gas attack’,” would provide a clue:

Idlib province, where Khan Sheikhun is located, is mostly controlled by the Tahrir al-Sham alliance, which is dominated by the Fateh al-Sham Front, formerly known as the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front. 

Thus, the OPCW was not able to visit the site because it resided in territory occupied by Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch, Al Nusra. This fact is also why we do not see Western media personalities on the ground embedded with their supposed “moderate rebels,” because none exist.

The White Helmets – however – are wherever Al Qaeda is – and it was Al Qaeda’s “cameramen-corpsmen” who supposedly responded to the Khan Sheikhun chemical weapons attack, allegedly collected samples, and passed them to the OPCW.

Because there was no onsite investigation and the samples the White Helmets handed to the OPCW could have originated anywhere, no conclusion regarding what attack if any took place could be made, let alone any blame be assigned for the attack. Yet the Khan Sheikhun incident prompted the United States to carry out an assault on Syrian targets with 59 cruise missiles.

It was a clear case of US-funded provocateurs staging an incident, the US rushing through justification to strike Syria by sidestepping evidence or lack thereof, and then the West collectively weathering the fallout as the June 2017 OPCW report was published, revealing the absolute lack of evidence linking the Syrian government to the attack.

It is a pattern that has repeatedly played out – each time the OPCW being unable to access sites of alleged chemical weapon attacks because they reside in territory occupied by dangerous terrorists, the White Helmets’ “chemical sample units” handing over evidence impossible to verify, and the US rushing through military strikes on Syria before investigations can be conducted and reports are published and analyzed.

Thus the White Helmets serve verifiably as a war propaganda tool – enabling the US to pressure Syria and carry out military strikes any time the Syrian government makes significant advances toward positions admittedly occupied by Al Qaeda. As to claims of the White Helmets “saving thousands of civilians,” this remains impossible to verify specifically because just as the OPCW has no access to territory the White Helmets and their Al Qaeda associates occupy, neither do independent organizations tasked with verifying anything else the White Helmets have claimed.

For those like the Guardian who claim the White Helmets are merely the victim of an “online propaganda machine,” who admit the White Helmets are the primary source of accusations used as serial pretexts for Western military strikes on Syria – what other conclusion can one draw that the White Helmets are primarily war propagandists?

Their Final Performance?

Rescue workers don’t abandon the people they have sworn to protect. The White Helmets clearly never honestly swore to protect anyone. As Al Qaeda’s propagandists, they are being evacuated alongside militants and other support personnel cornered by the Syrian government’s advances.

The Guardian would report in its article, “UK agrees to take in some White Helmets evacuated from Syria by Israel,” that:

The UK is willing to offer asylum to some of the 500 members or relatives of the Syrian volunteer civil defence forces known as the White Helmets who have been rescued from Syria and evacuated to Jordan, the Guardian has learned. 

The White Helmets and their families were evacuated by Israeli defence forces on Saturday night, crossing from northern Israel into Jordan at three points. The Israelis had initially put the numbers evacuated at 800, but later the figure was revised downwards by James Le Mesurier, a former MI5 officer who is considered to have founded the group in Turkey in 2013.

Thus, allegedly, hundreds of White Helmets – who worked with and for Al Qaeda – will now be scattered across Europe and North America. However, this in itself is not the White Helmet’s final performance.

The northern province of Idlib still remains occupied by foreign-backed militants. What terrorists have not slipped over the borders and into Israel and Jordan are consolidating their positions in northern Syria. Some say it is not a matter of if, but when Syrian forces turn their attention north and begin seizing back Idlib.

When they do, the White Helmets will be there, side-by-side Al Qaeda’s numerous affiliates, once again taking on the role of war propagandists – fabricating evidence and staging provocations to justify whatever their foreign sponsors’ desired role is amid the unfolding conflict.

And even when the last White Helmet flees Syria or melts back into the Syrian population leaving real heroes to restore order, rescue the vulnerable, and rebuild the nation – the cynical gimmick the White Helmets represent will be repeated in other proxy conflicts, in other nations targeted by Western hybrid warfare.

Nations should consider themselves warned – citing Syria as an example – that the West has used this tactic, and will use it again. The lessons Syria learned the hard way regarding all aspects of Western hybrid warfare must be shared and learned from to prevent the tragedy and misery the White Helmets claimed to rescue people from, but in fact sowed among the Syrian people.


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The Great Wen in Bed with ISIS

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25.07.2018 Author: Martin Berger

Last year, in an interview with the UK Defense Journal, the former British Secretary of State for Defense, Sir Michael Fallon, he announced that Britain played a pivotal role in defeating of ISIS, and that it was but a minor annoyance for the international community. At the same time, the British Press Association announced that London had wasted at least 800 million pounds on its military adventure in Syria.

However, it is unlikely that a total of 1,500 sorties carried out by the Royal Air Force in Iraq and Syria since 2014 can be considered a major commitment to the fight against terrorism, as the Russian Air Corps itself launched in Syria well over one hundred thousand precision air strikes against ISIS militants alone, and it was operations of this scale that effectively broke the backbone of this terrorist organization by disrupting its supply lines.

However, if the British commitment to the world-wide anti-terrorist struggle was negligible, where did the millions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money go? And how come London’s commitment to the fight against ISIS didn’t prevent it from consuming one third of Iraq and the whole of Syria back in 2015?

Those who haven’t been following international events closely over the last couple of years have a hard time understanding how radical militants could get enough weapons, spare parts, ammunition, mines, missiles and shells to give a military coalition of 60 plus countries from around the world a good run for their money.

Thankfully, a series of recent independent investigations has uncovered Britain’s highly secretive ties with a terrorist groups that turned out to be nothing but a Western tool of imperial aggression against a number of sovereign states around the world.

Last March, in the outskirts of the Syrian capital in the municipality of Jobar, reconnaissance units of the Syrian Air Force managed to capture a number of liaison officers in an underground facility. Among those captured was an American intelligence officer, an Israeli officer, along with a group of British SAS officers, who were coordinating the operations of the so-called opposition force which at the time was shelling residential areas of Damascus with 120 mm mortars.

Unexpectedly, light was shed on the connections of the UK with international terrorists by a recent investigation of a British non-governmental organization Conflict Armament Research (CAR), which monitors illegal arms trafficking. Its experts were monitoring the situation in Syria and Iraq for a total of three years – from July 2014 to November 2017. According to their reports, those positions abandoned by retreating ISIS detachments allowed CAR to get intimately familiar with the weapons and ammunition used by the extremists on the field of battle. To their surprise, a great many of those would bear British markings. It was also logical that those experts would attempt to uncover smuggling routes, while authenticating production sheets and serial numbers. According to Damien Spleeters who is an investigator for CAR, it was surprisingly quick how a specific piece of weaponry sold abroad ended up in ISIS warehouses.

During the liberation of al-Raqqa in late 2017, which was occupied by ISIS terrorists for a considerable period of time, more than 4,000 militants managed to escape together with their with weapons and ammunition due to the assistance provided to them by the United States and Britain. As indicated by an investigation by the BBC that was uncovered in an article titled Raqqa’s Dirty Secret, a total of 13 buses, 50 trucks and more than a 100 other vehicles belonging to the militants were used for the successful evacuation of terrorists. It is noteworthy that, according to this publication, both American and British intelligence officers were negotiating the withdrawal of terrorist formations from al-Raqqa, even though they were not taking part in the hostilities, at least officially.

In December 2017, yet another scandal broke out due to the findings of yet another investigation by the BBC. According to the publication, a British military company Adam Smith International (ASI), which oversaw the operations of the so-called Syrian Free Police was actually sponsoring terrorists. It turned out that the funds from the British budget were not spent on the maintenance of peace within the “territories freed from Assad”, but instead were used to support terrorists. Upon receiving the funds, these so-called police would immediately transfer them to radical militants, namely to the group known as Nour al-Din al-Zenki, which was in control of Aleppo. The British sponsored “police” used to also enjoy close ties with the radical Shariah court in Kasmiye, in spite of reports that this entity was engaged in torturing and killings civilians.

After facing an extensive amount of backlash in the media, London had to temporarily suspend the so-called Syrian Free Police, without commenting on the role it played in the sponsoring of terrorist organizations. However, this precedent allowed international analysts to get some insight into what the UK was actually trying to achieve in Syria. However, this didn’t prevent the UK foreign office from receiving a total of 9 million pounds on the support of the so-called opposition forces in Syria. Of these, 2.4 million pounds will be allocated toward the maintenance of the “moderate opposition” propaganda center in Istanbul, which allows British intelligence officers to manufacture fake reports for Arab social networks.

However, there’s hardly an end to the revelations about the role the UK plays in sponsoring and supporting terrorists in Syria, as the recent report of the United States Anti-Terrorist Center, dedicated to the study of ISIS, revealed. The report indicated that all of the unmanned aerial vehicles deployed by terrorists were built by British manufacturers. To be more precise, they were the brainchild of IBACS which has a long list of subsidiaries scattered across the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain and even Bangladesh. Officially, IBACS is an ordinary company working in the field of IT, electronics, and software. However, it turned out that the company was nothing more than a cover up built for the supply of military grade drones to Islamic State terrorists.

It should be noted that numerous instances of terrorists deploying unmanned aerial vehicles in their operations have been a source of massive headache for the international

anti-terrorist coalition. As a number of jihadist formations have gained some expertise in the use of combat-capable drones, it became clear that in the coming years they may start using high-precision bombs for long-range attacks, capable of hitting targets hundreds of miles away from the zone of their actual deployment. What this basically means is that they may launch strikes against remote targets across both the Middle East and Europe, without any form of retribution. During the defense of the Iraqi city of Mosul, ISIS militants would use drones to drop explosives on advancing Iraqi armed columns that were dispatched to recapture the city. Back then, there was a number of absolutely justified comments voiced that such high-tech weapons could only be obtained by terrorists from a country with high technical capabilities.

Yet, one can’t help but be puzzled by the fact that even though all of the above listed reports have been circulating in the media for a while, the British government led by Theresa May carries on with its policies with complete impunity, while describing the British commitment to the international struggle against terrorism in eloquent words. It seems that London expects to get away with the fact that its has been in bed with ISIS for so long, and avoiding accountability by simply sacking the above mentioned former secretary of state for defense, sir Michael Fallon. Moreover, Fallon was thrown under the bus by Britain’s ruling elites by staging a sex scandal that was widely discussed in the British media, so that no awkward questions could be asked.

Is it now time for the Great Wen (A “wen” is a sebaceous cyst , a disparaging nickname for London) to officially recognize the role that the UK played in sponsoring and aiding terrorists, while determining the role that the sitting British government played in all this.

https://journal-neo.org/2018/07/25/the-great-wen-in-bed-with-isis/

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Israel Helps Evacuate White Helmets (Terrorists) From Syria, Exports Them To Europe

By Brandon Turbeville

As the Syrian government marches forward with the liberation of the southwestern front, the United States, Europe, Israel, and Jordan are coming to the humanitarian rescue. But they aren’t rescuing civilians from terrorists or even from being caught in the crossfire. Instead, these countries have identified a group of “exceptional refugees” whose lives matter much more than those of the civilians the West has wantonly slaughtered for the last seven years.

Although refusing to open its borders, Israel (apparently the only country in the world that is allowed to maintain borders) has allowed members of the al-Nusra Front propaganda wing known as the White Helmets into Israeli territory on their way to resettlement in Britain, Canada, and Germany according to Jordanian officials. Jordan was also part of the Caravan of Evil.

All in all, around 800 White Helmets were evacuated from Syrian territory.

As Zero Hedge reported,

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed Israel’s spearheading the move at the request of the United States and European governments. The dead of night operation comes a week after reports first surfaced that serious discussions were held on the matter during the July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels.

The IDF official twitter account posted the following statement: “Following an Israeli Government directive and at the request of the United States and additional European countries, the IDF recently completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organization and their families.”

The IDF further called the effort “an exceptional humanitarian gesture” and additionally confirmed that the White Helmets were transferred “through Israel”.

The White Helmets are exceptional. They are not mere civilians but well-rehearsed actors who have played such a vital role in the propaganda against the secular Syrian government. They are, without a doubt, the propaganda wing of al Nusra Front, evidence of which I have seen in person when I traveled to East Aleppo after the liberation of that city from the hands of Western-backed terrorists and as Vanessa Beeley and others have documented ad nauseum in the alternative media.

See Vanessa Beeley’s article “SYRIA: The White Helmet Exodus Managed by ‘Regime-Change’ Coalition.

Is the West really evacuating its own intelligence agents and intelligence assets?

Indeed, even when one ignores the fact that the White Helmets were created by a French mercenary and funded by the US and UK, the group’s track record shows a level of anticipation and delivery of propaganda videos and recordings of “incidents” coinciding with the interests of Western governments that is so uncanny that one could scarcely believe that the group was working in any way in an independent fashion. No organization working to demonize the Syrian government and capitalize on political events on an independent basis would ever have such a string of luck and “coincidences” as the White Helmets have had without prior consultation and direct communication with intelligence agencies.

But the questions, important as they are, have been made irrelevant. Either way, al-Qaeda is heading to Europe and North America and, given the recent intentional demographic shifts in those populations, it will find fertile ground in which to grow until the time it is called upon again to reshape the Western world with false flag or state sponsored terror.

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