Thursday, 11 February 2016

CrossTalk: Bullhorns Spin The Spin


On this edition of the program we have a look at how Western media spins its spin. Pause in Syria peace talks – who is at fault? 'Masks of the Revolution' – a French director unmasks the false Ukrainian narrative. And who is most likely to start World War III? CrossTalking with Dmitry Babich, Mark Sleboda, and Xavier Moreau.



A truthful account of the war in Syria - that there are no moderate opposition groups, that Aleppo has been in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked groups for years, this is a proxy conflict ...

And a truthful account of the fascist coup in Ukraine and the massacre in Odessa. The Western propaganda is being broken.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 11th, 2016.]

International Military Review - Syria, Feb. 9




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 11th, 2016.]

This is What Treason Looks Like


"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." - Marcus Cicero



Israeli occupied Washington DC. This capture of politicians has led to the disastrous and deliberate wars in the Middle East.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 11th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E873): Efficacy of Capitalism


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the efficacy of capitalism as profits remain high and with no competition on the horizon to put a dent in those high profit margins. They discuss hedge funds and bankers unhappy with the “new Spain” where justice is imposed and also at the “folly for the ages” as a major energy company liquidates itself through financialization gone wrong. In the second half, they look at the peer-to-peer lending Ponzi schemes imploding in China and at #icechallengeputin as Max Keiser takes to ice in a video only available on RT Plugin.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 11th, 2016.]

Establishment Orders: STOP TRUMP!


Donald Trump continues to defy attacks by the establishment. They are scared he has what it takes to make it to the White House. What will they try next to stop him?



If the establishment hates Trump, then we must rally behind him! He has an actual plan to bring jobs back into the country - but you would only know this if you listened to his unedited speeches. Go to You Tube, and find out what he has actually been saying.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 11th, 2016.]

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

AN EXASPERATED JOHN KERRY THROWS IN TOWEL ON SYRIA: “WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO, GO TO WAR WITH THE RUSSIANS?!”


“Russian and Syrian forces intensified their campaign on rebel-held areas around Aleppo that are still home to around 350,000 people and aid workers have said the city – Syria’s largest before the war – could soon fall.”
 
Can you spot what’s wrong with that quote, from a Reuters piece out today? Here’s the problem: “could soon fall” implies that Aleppo is on the verge of succumbing to enemy forces. It’s not. It’s already in enemy hands and has been for quite some time. What Reuters should have said is this: “…could soon be liberated.”
 
While we’ll be the first to admit that Bashar al-Assad isn’t exactly the most benevolent leader in the history of statecraft, you can bet most Syrians wish this war had never started and if you were to ask those stranded in Aleppo what their quality of life is like now, versus what it was like in 2009, we’re fairly certain you’ll discover that residents aren’t particularly enamored with life under the mishmash of rebels that now control the city.
 
In any event, Russia and Iran have encircled Aleppo and once it “falls” (to quote Reuters) that’s pretty much it for the opposition. Or at least for the “moderate” opposition. And the Saudis and Turks know it.
 
So does John Kerry, who is desperate to restart stalled peace negotiations in Geneva. The problem for the US and its regional allies is simple: if Russia and Iran wipe out the opposition on the battlefield, there’s no need for peace talks. The Assad government will have been restored and that will be that. ISIS will still be operating in the east, but that’s a problem Moscow and Tehran will solve in short order once the country’s major urban centers are secured.

As we noted on Saturday, Riyadh and Ankara are extremely concerned that the five-year-old effort to oust Assad is about to collapse and indeed, the ground troop trial balloons have already been floated both in Saudi Arabia and in Turkey. For their part, the Russians and the Iranians have indicated their willingness to discuss a ceasefire but according to John Kerry himself, the opposition is now unwilling to come to the table.
 
Don’t blame me – go and blame your opposition,’” an exasperated Kerry told aid workers on the sidelines of the Syria donor conference in London this week.
 
America’s top diplomat also said that the country should expect another three months of bombing that would “decimate” the opposition, according to Middle East Eye who also says that Kerry left the aid workers with “the distinct impression” that the US is abandoning efforts to support rebel fighters.

In other words, Washington has come to terms with the fact that there’s only one way out of this now. It’s either go to war with Russia and Iran or admit that this particular effort to bring about regime change in the Mid-East simply isn’t salvageable.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/An_Exasperated_John_Kerry_Throws_In_Towel_On_Syria%3A_%E2%80%9CWhat_Do_You_Want_Me_To_Do%2C_Go_To_War_With_The_Russians%3F%21%E2%80%9D/48731/0/38/38/Y/M.html

It was pointed out at Whatreallyhappened.com that Turkey may try to intervene in Syria and that if the Russians or Syrians counterattacked, NATO would be drawn into the fighting. Let's hope that Turkey will be left high and dry. Actions of the Russians and the Syrian Army in this situation would be in self defence, not as an aggression.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2016.]

'Pretext to Involve US': UAE Joins Gulf Monarchies Ready to Send Troops to Syria


Following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) stated on Sunday that it was ready to ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State. Damascus earlier said it would send unwelcomed invaders back ‘in coffins.’



The Gulf Countries, and the US are actually supporting terrorists (ISIS) and will turn against the Syrian Army. They simply want to get on the ground in Syria in order to save their proxies who are being overrun on the battlefield.

Related Info:

International Military Review - Syria, Feb. 8


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2016.]

Privatization Is the Atlanticist Strategy to Attack Russia — Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson


Putin wisely ruled out selling Russia’s largest bank, Sperbank, which holds much of the nation’s retail savings accounts. Banking evidently is to remain largely a public utility, which it should because the ability to create credit as money is a natural monopoly and inherently public in character.

Despite these protections that President Putin added, there are serious reasons not to go ahead with the newly-announced privatizations. These reasons go beyond the fact that they would be sold under conditions of economic recession as a result of the Western economic sanctions and falling oil prices.

The excuse being cited by Russian officials for selling these companies at the present time is to finance the domestic budget deficit. This excuse shows that Russia has still not recovered from the disastrous Western Atlanticist myth that Russia must depend on foreign banks and bondholders to create money, as if the Russian central bank cannot do this itself by monetizing the budget deficit.

Monetization of budget deficits is precisely what the United States government has done, and what Western central banks have been doing in the post World War II era. Debt monetization is common practice in the West. Governments can help revive the economy by printing money instead of indebting the country to private creditors which drains the public sector of funds via interest payments to private creditors.

There is no valid reason to raise money from private banks to provide the government with money when a central bank can create the same money without having to pay interest on loans. However, Russian economists have been inculcated with the Western belief that only commercial banks should create money and that governments should sell interest-bearing bonds in order to raise funds. The incorrect belief that only private banks should create money by making loans is leading the Russian government down the same path that has led the eurozone into a dead end economy. By privatizing credit creation, Europe has shifted economic planning from democratically elected governments to the banking sector.

There is no need for Russia to accept this pro-rentier economic philosophy that bleeds a country of public revenues. Neoliberals are promoting it not to help Russia, but to bring Russia to its knees.

Essentially, those Russians allied with the West—“Atlanticist Integrationists”— who want Russia to sacrifice its sovereignty to integration with the Western empire are using neoliberal economics to entrap Putin and breach Russia’s control over its own economy that Putin reestablished after the Yeltsin years when Russia was looted by foreign interests.

Despite some success in reducing the power of the oligarchs who arose from the Yeltsin privatizations, the Russian government needs to retain national enterprises as a countervailing economic power. The reason governments operate railways and other basic infrastructure is to lower the cost of living and doing business. The aim of private owners, by contrast, is to raise the prices as high as they can. This is called “rent extraction.” Private owners put up tollbooths to raise the cost of infrastructure services that are being privatized. This is the opposite of what the classical economists meant by “free market.”

There is talk of a deal being made with the oligarchs. The oligarchs will buy ownership in the Russian state companies with money they have stashed abroad from previous privatizations, and get another “deal of the century” when Russia’s economy recovers by enough to enable more excessive gains to be made.

The problem is that the more economic power moves from government to private control, the less countervailing power the government has against private interests. From this standpoint, no privatizations should be permitted at this time.

Much less should foreigners be permitted to acquire ownership of Russian national assets.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/02/08/privatization-is-the-atlanticist-strategy-to-attack-russia-paul-craig-roberts-and-michael-hudson/

In terms of funding Government services, control over corporations, and the ability to tax them, and the retention of wealth creating assets within sovereign borders, is essential. While real competition does drive down prices and helps with innovation, harmful monopolies and big money control over various sectors, where there is price collusion, not competition, does not help.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2016.]

Sanders Trump Victims of Voter Fraud ? - Michael Rivero


France makes "conspiracy theories" illegal, Zika virus not the cause of deformities, contaminated water in the USA, Nuclear leaks, GMOs, big pharma money making recklessness, military procurement problems and the MIC. Guest's website: http://www.WhatReallyHappened.com



Related Info:

ZIKA Infected 3,100+ Colombian Women BUT NO CASES OF BRAIN DEFORMED BABIES?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2016.]

Trump Almost Says Israel is Aiding ISIS - Our Banking Allies in the Middle East are Funding Terrorists!


He knows.



Trump is the least pro-war candidate left in the race: Bernie the warmonger http://www.ancreport.com/report/berni...

Related Info:

GOP Caught Rigging Debate Against Trump... Donald Trump was only given a small amount of guest passes and Trump supporters could not be found after the event.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2016.]

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Saudis Provide Cover for Turkey to Start Military Operation in Syria


"Although Riyadh states about the intention to fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, there are big doubts about that. It is more likely that the Saudis intend to provide support to those armed formations, which are fighting against the Syrian government forces. The point is that neither Saudi Arabia nor Turkey conceal that they are seeking to remove Bashar Assad from power. This is taking place at a time when Assad’s troops have started to actively change a balance of forces on the border with Turkey with the support of Russia’s air task force. So, Riyadh’s intention is to solve other tasks under the guise of the struggle against the Islamic State," Akhmetov told TASS.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey cannot allow Assad’s army to push militants away from the province of Latakia. This would mean a serious defeat for Riyadh and Ankara, which they cannot accept. This is because the talk is already about the liberation of Aleppo, the oldest city with a 5-million population, he noted.

Saudi Arabia can render Turkey logistical support and help with finances and weapons, the expert said. It is not ruled out that Riyadh may send several thousand troops to Syria from the National Guard directly subordinate to the Saudi king. Riyadh shows interest in Syrian oil-bearing provinces, over which Saudi Arabia would like to establish control. But a far greater danger for the Syrian government troops comes from Turkey.
http://tass.ru/en/opinions/854880

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been backing opposition extremists, including both FSA and ISIS, from their inception:

Escobar: (NATO and Gulf Country) Al-Qaeda Agents Worm into Syrian Rebel Army in 2011


Robert Fisk - Saudi and Turkish backing of ISIS


Robert Fisk: SAA Strongest Institution, FSA Doesn't Exist, Rebels Targeting Christians


DW Report | ISIS Supply Channels from Turkey


Turkish army raid the Turkey’s national intelligence service weapons shipment destined for ISIS (weapons revealed at 14:30 onwards in clip)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Ten Facts Why Netanyahu is a Criminal and that Israel is a “Rogue State”


1. Netanyahu heads the only undeclared nuclear weapons entity on the planet yet still ludicrously alleges that non­ nuclear Iran is trying to exterminate the state of Israel with its 100s of warheads in its Dimona secret arsenal, (all of which are outside the inspection of the IAEA), in an abortive effort to damage the agreed Iran peace deal, painstakingly negotiated by the UN Security Council members and the EU. His convoluted political machinations, in Washington and Europe, have resulted in ignominious failure as Iran rejoins the international community.

2. His government also refuses to be a party to both the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions (CWC / BWC) to which all EU members and most other UN states are signatories

3. His right­wing, extremist government supports the continued illegal occupation and settlement of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in violation of international law, in addition to continuing a blockade of essential materials to 1.8 million in Gaza that has received global condemnation.

4. He exerts a wholly undemocratic influence over the Republican­ AIPAC dominated US congress in Washington thereby disproportionately skewing American foreign policy in favour of Israel
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9. He is the leader of a party whose published charter requires the ethnic cleansing of all indigenous Palestinians in order to establish a Greater Israel in all of former Palestine

10. Likud’s official agenda to establish the so­called ‘facts on the ground’ is a blatant attempt to abort the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ten-facts-why-netanyahu-is-a-criminal-and-that-israel-is-a-rogue-state/5506281

Add the fact they are also involved in false flag terror attacks, and were one of the primary entities involved in staging September 11:

911 and War by Deception


Related Info:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out (about the forensic evidence)


Many of us informed citizens do not appreciate the current war on terror (which is essentially war using proxy forces).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Career Criminal Hillary Clinton


Career Criminal Hillary Clinton by debunkerbuster

Video Sources:

Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal: https://www.facebook.com/nohillaryin2016
The Countless Crimes of Hillary Clinton: http://infowars.com
Jeff Rense & Roger Stone - Hillary Clinton Exposed...Career Criminal: http://rense.com
Special Report: Notes on Another Clinton Scandal: Was Vince Foster Killed?: http://truthstreammedia.com/2015/01/25/special-report-notes-on-another-clinton-scandal-was-vince-foster-killed/

The Death of Vincent Foster - Evidence Of A Cover-up:

http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/FOSTER_COVERUP/foster.php#axzz3zUIv47eZ

The Strange Death of Vincent Foster: An Investigation:

http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Death-Vincent-Foster-Investigation/dp/074324253X

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Are The Payroll Jobs Reports Merely Propaganda Statements? — Paul Craig Roberts


US economics statistics are so screwed up that they do not provide an accurate picture.

Consider the latest monthly payroll jobs report. According to the report, in January 151,000 new jobs were created. Where are these jobs? According to the report, 69% of the new jobs are accounted for by retail employment and waitresses and bartenders. If we add in health care and social assistance, the entirety of the new jobs are accounted for. This is not the employment picture of a First World economy.

According to the report, in January the retail sector added 57,700 jobs. Considering that January is the month that followed a disappointing Christmas December, do you think retailers added 57,700 employees? Such a large increase in retail employment suggests an expected rise in sales, but transportation and warehousing lost 20,300 jobs and wholesale trade added only 8,800.

Perhaps it is mistaken to think that employment in these sectors should move together. Possibly the retail jobs, if they are real, are part-time jobs replacing a smaller number of terminated full-time jobs in order that employers can avoid benefits costs. If this is the case, then the retail jobs are bad news, not good news.

The reported unemployment rate of 4.9% is misleading as it does not count discouraged workers. When discouraged workers are added, the actual rate of US unemployment is about 23%, a number more consistent with the decline in the labor force participation rate. In January 2006 the labor force participation rate was 66%. In January 2016 the labor force participation rate is 62.7%.

The government has a second official unemployment rate that counts short-term discouraged workers (discouraged for less than one year). That rate, known as U-6, is 10%, twice the “headline rate” which is always the U-3 measure that excludes all discouraged workers not currently looking for a job.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/02/06/are-the-payroll-jobs-reports-merely-propaganda-statements-paul-craig-roberts/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Monday, 8 February 2016

No More Games in Syria: Russian Airstrikes Pulverize 'Moderate' Rebels for 36 Straight Hours


It's a bad time to be a "moderate" in Syria: Even the Washington Post is now reporting that Al-Nusra and other freedom-loving moderate groups are losing the war. As the SAA closes in on Aleppo, Russia is paving the way for a new offensive in northern Homs. And by "paving the way", we really mean "36 hours of continuous airstrikes":
For 36 straight hours, the Russian Air Force has pulverized the Islamist rebel defenses in northern Homs, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) prepare to strike the imperative villages of Harbinifseh and Kisseen that are located along the Orontes River.According to a senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian Air Force’s powerful airstrikes over northern Homs are part of the largest aerial campaign launched by the Russian Federation since the advent of their participation in the Syrian Conflict.
Trusted western media outlets are already crying foul, accusing Russia and Assad of derailing peace talks.

The reality is that the west and its Arab client states wanted terrorist groups to have a seat at the negotiating table, which was (rightfully) unacceptable to Moscow.

It looks like Russia has found a more effective way of negotiating with Al-Nusra and Ahrar Al-Sham: Surrender or be turned to dust.
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/no-more-games-syria-russia-pulverizes-moderate-rebels-36-straight-hours/ri12658

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

Hacking Democracy - The Hack


This is the hack that proved America's elections can be stolen using a few lines of computer code.



Wherever there votes are electronically tallied in the USA the vote can be rigged. This is why you can have widely divergent independent polling numbers compared to the official results.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E871): Stupid People & Stupid Policies


In this episode of the Keiser Report back in London, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert get the popcorn and the potato chips out to discuss the symbolism of negative interest rates, yield curves and intraday oil price swings. In the second half, Max interviews Brenda Kelly, head analyst at London Capital Group, about negative interest rates, US durable goods orders and fraud booms.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

L.A.Methane Rupture, Filling the Los Angeles Basin


Low Pressure Off Shore will continue to push the Deadly Mixture of Methane, Benzene and Radon into the Los Angeles Basin.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Why the ‘Sultan of Chaos’ is Freaking Out - Pepe Escobar


Picture sleepless nights at ‘Sultan’ Erdogan’s palace in Ankara. Imagine him livid when he learns the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Russian air power, started a preemptive Battle of Aleppo – through the Bayirbucak region - cutting off Ankara’s top weaponizing corridor and Jihadi highway.

Who controls this corridor will control the final outcome of the war in Syria.

Meanwhile, in Geneva, the remote-controlled Syrian opposition, a.k.a. High Negotiations Committee, graphically demonstrated they never wanted to meet with the Damascus delegation in the first place – “proximity” talks or otherwise, even after Washington and Moscow roughly agreed on a two-year transition plan leading to a theoretically secular, nonsectarian Syria.

The Saudi front wanted no less than Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam and all Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. al-Qaeda in Syria, collaborators at the table in Geneva. So the Geneva charade, quicker than one can say “Road to Aleppo!” was exposed for what it is.
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The bulk of the Syrian ‘opposition’ used to be armchair warriors co-opted by the CIA for years, as well as CIA Muslim Brotherhood patsies/vassals. Many of these characters preferred the joys of Paris to a hard slog on Syrian ground. Now the ‘opposition’ is basically warlords answering to the House of Saud even for bottles of water – regardless of the suit-and-tie former Ba’ath Party ministers handpicked to be the face of the opposition for the gullible Western corporate media.

Meanwhile, the ‘4+1’ – Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, plus Hezbollah – is now winning decisive facts on the ground. The break down; there won’t be regime change in Damascus. Yet no one broke the news to the Turks and Saudis.
 
‘Sultan’ Erdogan is wallowing in a sea of desperation. He continues to divert the gravely serious issues at stake to his own war against the PYD - the umbrella organization of the Syrian Kurds - and the YPG (People's Protection Units, their military wing). Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu wanted the PYD not only banned from Geneva but they want it smashed on the ground, as they see the PYD/YPG as “terrorists” allied to the PKK.

Yet what is ‘Sultan’ Erdogan going to do? Defy the recently arrived 4G++ Sukhoi Su-35S fighters – which are scaring the hell out of every NATO Dr. Strangelove? The Turkish Air Force putting its bases on “orange alert” may scare the odd vagrant dog at best. The same applies to NATO Secretary-General, figurehead Jens Stoltenberg, pleading to Russia “to act responsibly and fully respect NATO airspace.”

Moscow is going after the Turkmen with a vengeance and at the same time providing air support to the PYD west of the Euphrates. That hits the ‘Sultan’ in his heart of hearts; after all Erdogan has threatened multiple times that a PYD/YPG advance west of the Euphrates is the ultimate red line.

An already scared NATO won’t support the folly of an Erdogan war against Russia – as much as US and UK neocons may crave it; as NATO decisions must be unanimous, the last thing EU powers Germany and France want is yet another Southwest Asia war. NATO may deploy the odd Patriot missiles in southern Anatolia and the odd AWACs to support the Turkish Air Force. But that’s it.
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/331279-erdogan-syria-aleppo-turkey/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]

The War in Syria Explained - The New Axis of Evil


The alliances and proxies of the Syrian Front explained. World War III - The New Axis of Evil



A new video from StormCloudsGathering.

Related Info:

Syrian Army Cuts Al-Nusra Militants' Supply Line Between Aleppo and Turkey

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]