Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Yemen and Syria - Two Different Rebellions, Two Different Stories, Same Belligerent West


As al-Qaeda forces seize power over the city of Idlib in Syria and begin to install a reign of Sharia terror on what is left of the population that was unable to evacuate, bombs rain down upon Houthi rebels in Yemen. Interestingly enough, both fronts are those for which the United States, NATO, and the GCC are able to hold their heads high in the Mockingbird mainstream media as examples of how the US and its allies stand for freedom and democracy across the world.

In Yemen, the US stands firm in its support of what it claims is a “democratically elected legitimate government” by assisting its Gulf State monarchy allies and Egypt in a bombing campaign against the “violent and extreme” rebels threatening “order” and “stability” across the country. In Syria, the US proudly proclaims its support for the “underdog” of “rebels” attempting to overthrow a “brutal dictator” who “violates human rights” and “kills his own people.”

Indeed, it is the tale of two rebellions.
It is the unbelievable arrogance of a ruling class to claim to contradicting ideologies and justifications for the same act in front of an entire nation without fear of exposing their true agenda. Unfortunately, in 2015, it is more confidence than arrogance since there is undoubtedly empirical evidence of success, since the American people have fallen for virtually every excuse given for military conflict since the first World War. Indeed, the general public is now fully capable of lapping up any excuse for war fed to them by the ruling class and equally capable of forgetting that justification as rapidly as they are required to in favor of another.

Nevertheless, the US position on Yemen vs. Syria is quite telling.


In Syria, the United States is supporting what it calls “moderate rebels” but who are, in reality, bloodthirsty jihadist mercenaries funded, trained, armed, and directed by the West for the purposes of destroying the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. These alleged “rebels” are overwhelmingly foreign fighters and who are directed by foreign powers. For all intents and purposes, it is an invasion. Yet, in Syria, foreign involvement in the organization of gangs of terrorists running rampant across the country is entirely acceptable in terms of international relations.

In Yemen, however, a revolution that appears to be almost entirely organic (although admittedly receiving some assistance from Iran although the extent of which is unknown) and made up of entirely Yemeni fighters against a truly oppressive government is considered a foreign-backed insurgency. In this instance, a foreign-backed insurgency targeting the national government cannot be tolerated by the international community.

In Syria, any combat operation taken by the Assad forces against the Islamic State where civilians may be caught in the crossfire (or even when there is no evidence of civilian death), the Assad government is accused of “killing its own people” and “crimes against humanity.” Any airstrikes taken by the Syrian military are considered to be “human rights violations” if civilians are unintentionally harmed in the process.

Yet, in Yemen, where the bombing campaign against Houthi rebels
resulted in 39 civilian deaths, there were virtually no reports circulating in the mainstream Western press of these victims. In this case, civilian deaths were acceptable losses and “collateral damage.”
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/yemen-and-syria-two-different_29.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2015.]

The Empire's Lies (911 War By Deception 2015 promo)


A short vid about entrenched Western corruption that few people want to talk about because of
general APATHY or
FEAR of their own lack of knowledge (that they have no basis to understand anything being presented) or
ARROGANCE- that, if it's not on the 6 o'clock news it doesn't exist - or have otherwise have been hoodwinked via propaganda into thinking the argument here is based on kookery. 2 minute promo clip for those interested in why we are stuck in an 'endless' cycle of war.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E737): Deadly Sales


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the hell (of a profit) to be made by killing a man - and his family - as Lockheed Martin assures analysts from Deutsche Bank there is enough fear of war to maintain its deadly sales. In the second half, Max interviews Swiss banker, Egon von Greyerz about QE, gold and the economic and financial disasters wrought by central banks.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 31st, 2015.]

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be YouTubed


As GooTube goes on an AdSense purge of alt media we take a moment to remember that the entire "free and open" internet as we know it is just a flick of a switch away from total censorship. From censorship "bibles" and manipulated news feeds to bury brigades and disappearing front pages, viral truth content is already under attack. Are you prepared?



Censorship of political content online. Which is actually hiding of evidence of corruption. A good reminder to copy and/or archive key points of information on the Internet. Quote: "The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."

Related Info:

AntiWar.com and WeAreChange Under Attack (via Google)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 30th, 2015.]

CrossTalk: China Banks It


Money does not talk, it screams: This is what is happening on a global scale. China’s establishment of a new international infrastructure bank is a sign of these times. Beijing is rapidly making itself heard in the halls of power and finance. Is China challenging the West, or just going around it? CrossTalking with Amitai Etzioni, Sara Hsu, and Aldo Caliari.



Excellent discussion.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 30th, 2015.]

Stock Market Rigging is No Longer a ‘Conspiracy Theory’


The stock market is rigged.

When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me.
But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out.

With stock prices rushing far ahead of economic reality over the last six or so years, more experts in the financial markets are coming to the same conclusion — even if they don’t fully understand how it’s being rigged or the consequences.

Ed Yardeni, a longtime Wall Street guru who isn’t one of the clowns of the bunch, said flat out last week that the market was being propped up. “These markets are all rigged, and I don’t say that critically. I just say that factually,” he asserted on CNBC.

Yardeni’s claim is the most basic one: that the Federal Reserve won’t do anything that will upset Wall Street and, in fact, is doing all it can to help the stock market.
http://nypost.com/2015/03/25/us-stock-market-is-just-way-too-riggin-easy/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 30th, 2015.]

Sunday, 29 March 2015

'They Don’t Want to Get Rid of ISIS Completely, No Serious Effort to Fight Terror' - Assad


The alliance of 60 countries declaring plans to finish off the Islamic State is not serious, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Russian media. Some of its members would prefer to retain the terrorist force to blackmail different countries, he said.

The rate of airstrikes conducted by the anti-ISIS coalition member states, some of which are “rich and advanced,” is only about 10 raids a day on the territory of both Syria and Iraq, Assad said in an interview published Friday.

“The Syrian Air Force, which is very small in comparison to this coalition, conducts in a single day many times the number of the airstrikes conducted by a coalition which includes 60 countries,” Assad said.

“This doesn’t make sense. This shows the lack of seriousness,” said Syria’s president. “They don’t want to get rid of ISIS completely.”

“There is no serious effort to fight terrorism, and what is being achieved by the Syrian forces on the ground equals in one day what is being achieved by these states in weeks,” Assad said. “An anti-terrorist coalition cannot consist of countries which are themselves supporters of terrorism.”

‘Peacekeepers in Syria would mean recognition of Islamic State’

Moreover, he warned that the decision to send peacekeepers into Syria is unacceptable and could have dangerous consequences. If implemented, the move would mean recognizing Islamic State.

“The peacekeeping force is usually based between countries at war with each other. And when someone talks about sending peacekeepers to deal with IS, that acknowledges IS as a state. Such rhetoric is unacceptable and dangerous,” Assad said.

The Syrian president said the West does not have a political solution to the crisis in Syria, claiming it is only interested in destroying the government.

“They want to turn us into puppets. I do not think that the West has a political solution. It does not want one. When I say the West, I am primarily referring to the US, France, the UK. Other countries are secondary.”

To put an end to the ongoing armed conflict in Syria between the government troops and international militants, such countries as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some European countries should stop arming the terrorists, the Syrian president said.
http://investmentwatchblog.com/they-dont-want-to-get-rid-of-isis-completely-no-serious-effort-to-fight-terror-assad/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

The Dangers of Mainstream Media Lies that Facilitates Conflict in the Middle East: A Letter


An article appearing in The Age Newspaper wrongly admonished the Principal of a Melbourne Islamic College, Omar Hallak, who truthfully said that some western countries have been behind the arming and training of ISIS in order to fulfil western geopolitical ambitions. The author of this piece wrote that Hallak's views were based upon "conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic propaganda" where "uncomfortable truths can be supplanted with delusion and lies." The article absolved the US and Israel for any direct involvement the rise of extremism, something implied by Hallak, by pushing the unintended consequences meme.

However, in the real world, when we look at real events and real history, we see a world rife with conspiracies, of false flags and proxy wars, that serve geopolitical interests. There are many examples to support the reality of direct Western Government involvement with terrorist actions, in using deception to launch unnecessary wars, or in conducting covert war.

We have the decades long Operation Gladio false flag program that supported communist-socialist terrorism in Europe during the Cold War, we have the Iran-Contra Scandal of the 1980s, we have the US Ambassador's lies told to Saddam Hussein that directly led to his 1990 invasion of Kuwait[1], we have the deliberately concocted WMD lies told to initiate the 2003 Iraq War[2], we have the CIA, along with Pakistani intelligence, setting up the fundamentalist schools to create an army of extremists ready to take on the Soviets in Afghanistan, we have the 1996 Sursuluk Car Crash in Turkey that demonstrated that the West was working with known terrorists[3] at this time, and we have information provided by FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds that shows links between western intelligence agencies and extremist groups continued up to and AFTER the attacks of 911[4]. Further digging in this regard will reveal more evidence of this kind of corruption.

1. http://www.globalresearch.ca/gulf-war-documents-meeting-between-saddam-hussein-and-ambassador-to-iraq-april-glaspie/31145
2. http://reverbpress.com/features/surprise-that-document-bushcheney-used-to-justify-iraq-war-doesnt/
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q0qau8f0w8
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ4qqe84u50

When it comes to the Israelis in particular we have a long list of their false flags and involvement in terror operations - from the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem back in 1946, to their decades long letter bomb attacks[1], to the 1950s Lavon Affair in Egypt, to the murderous 1967 assault on the USS Liberty[2], to the fact that on the day of the 911 attacks, Mossad agents, who seemingly knew of the event before hand, were arrested by the NYPD[3][4], to the fact that Israeli authorities continue to break ceasefire agreements with the Palestinians with their targeted assassination program. The author of the article apparently does not understand that criticising the actions of the Israeli State, the probable basis of Hallak's argument, is not in itself anti-Semitic. It is about standing up against corruption.

1. http://www.rys2sense.com/anti-neocons/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17520
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLr9fjg6cmM
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wqcNnMheQ
4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU769fPCWSo

When we consider the overall historical context we can see that Principal Hallak's views are very close to the truth. It is not simply a matter of arguing, as the article did, that we should demand to see a 'nuanced' understanding of the situation in the Middle East, where the West sometimes bankrolls "unpalatable militias and despotic regimes ... sometimes for oil" but is otherwise fighting against extremists, when such a claim does not gel with the facts. The West actually uses the extremists at every possible opportunity where large question marks hang over the background of key individuals in leadership positions. (See the link below for background on Al Qaeda's current number one, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and his links to US intelligence as described by FBI counter-intelligence.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rYMjgs2nE

If the West were genuinely fighting the extremists in Iraq and Syria then why do we see, on German TV News, trucks running through southern Turkey going directly to ISIS controlled areas? How is it that fundamentalist fighters can cross the open Turkish border with only small groups of Kurdish militia there to stop them? Where is the Turkish Army? Where is the CIA?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPE_7y4zw64

Why do we see continued US support for 'moderate' Syrian rebel groups when they have admitted working with Al Nusra and ISIS extremists? [1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMjXbuj7BPI
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgOm1JTNSPY

And what about on-the-ground-journalist Robert Fisk saying that he believed the FSA was a myth, in terms of being an effective fighting force, such that the main opposition to the Syrian Government, and the beneficiaries of the war, would be the extremists?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIyg7xaLGTY

Why are the Israelis materially supporting and medically treating Syrian fighters in the Golan Heights, according to the UN, in areas known to be controlled by Al Nusra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC7vDhcqCEI

What about the US, British and French anti-tank weapons training of pre-ISIS groups in Jordan as reported in the mainstream press in early 2013?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-syria-crisis-rebels-usa-idUSBRE9290FI20130310

What about the open admission by Saudi Arabia (and Qatar) of supporting the extremists and the fact that the US has done nothing to stop such support? Why do the US and other Western countries continue to ship weapons to Saudi Arabia when this is occurring? [1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os6O8ZGJ08o
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMyToTmk4ec

Were people like former General Wesley Clark, ex-French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas, and journalist Seymour Hersh wrong when they pointed to a premeditated effort to wage war against countries in the Middle East that included Syria? Dumas in an interview on French National TV pointed out that efforts were being made to destabilise Syria two years before hostilities began.[1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz-s2AAh06I

What was General Clark talking about recently when he said on US television that 'we use radical Islamists for foreign policy objectives'?[1][2]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-id_x6Fh3c
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHLqaSZPe98

The war in Syria, and now Iraq, is a proxy conflict designed to undermine Shiite power in the region that extends to Hezbollah in Lebanon and the State of Iran. The war also provides a justification for Western occupation and involvement in the region (the recent air strikes). Moreover, the conflict stirs up (and inspires the creation of) fundamentalists, both in the region and around the world, which benefits the 'security state' and military-industrial players (which was something warned about by US President Eisenhower). The establishment of extremist occupied territory in the Middle East, and the threat of the international 'Islamic' terrorist (Al Qaeda), is the replacement for the Cold War.

The article also mentions that there were "unforeseen consequences of the US-led invasion of Iraq". This is another untruth. Dick Cheney, interviewed in 1994 explained that an invasion of Iraq would result in a "quagmire", accurately predicting exactly what subsequently happened[1]. Furthermore, in what was a callous effort to counter the rising Sunni insurgency during the occupation, the Bush Administration chose to employ former officers involved with Central American death squads to oversee the arming of Shiite paramilitary groups[2]. It does not take much imagination to consider what might happen when one creates death squads filled with people having religious/ethnic differences to those involved in an armed uprising. Pretty much all the unforeseen consequences were foreseen.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BEsZMvrq-I
2. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/06/1192101/-Gen-Petraeus-Rumsfeld-Implicated-in-Iraqi-Torture-Death-Squads#

The most illogical aspect of the article is the author's insinuation that to claim there is direct Western support and co-operation with extremist fighters "is the type of narrative that can drive radicalisation." What, because it absolves the extremists of blame? No, it only shows that the extremists are pawns of the West.

By exposing the geopolitical truth, thereby showing that the extremist fighters are dupes for Western interests, including Israel, undermines the extremists' motivations. ISIS extremists are actually helping the Israeli, Saudi and Turkish States by respectively; breaking down support for Hezbollah in Lebanon that traditionally has the backing of Syria and Iran; by destroying any chance of an Iran-Iraq-Syria oil pipeline; and by killing Kurds who have long been at odds with the Turkish authorities.

The fact that hundreds of thousands of people are being killed, including soldiers from the West (and some civilians), is incidental to those interests that are focusing on wider strategic objectives. The death of innocents never stopped such heinous endeavours in the past.

This article reads as propaganda story that hides the real causes of the fighting and downplays Government involvement in actions such as proxy wars and false flag terror using derogative 'conspiracy theory' and 'anti-Semitic' labels. The piece omits any evidence showing  direct western involvement in support of the extremists, past or present, and runs a narrative regarding ISIS that continually obfuscates the wider picture. Mainstream media again facilitates conflict and mass murder by hiding the truth.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

RECAP: CIA, Qatar and Saudi Arabia Arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria


Arming terrorist groups to cause chaos in Syria (Problem/Reaction/Solution)...



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E736): Debtism vs Capitalsm


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert warn against trusting bureaucrats bearing false economy as ‘shocking austerity’ and ‘bed blocking costs more than is allegedly saved. In the second half, Max interviews Daniel Hassan of the Robin Hood Minor Asset Management hedge fund which rides the wave of trading whales with the best performance record. Having outperformed the S&P index since its inception, all profits have gone to groups expanding the commons and the public domain.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 29th, 2015.]

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Reasons Behind Yemen’s Breakdown and 'Operation Decisive Storm'


Yemen is on the brink of civil war, with rebels launching a power takeover in the capital and most of the country's security deteriorating. Manila Chan speaks with Yemen analyst Sama'a Al-Hamdani and a senior fellow for the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts, Musa Al-Gharbi, about the current state of the country, as they give their insights into who’s pulling the strings.



The US-Saudi backed Sunni ruler (dictator) is being overthrown by Houthi (Shia) rebels and other allied groups including leftists and other Sunnis. Rather than a largely sectarian conflict the fighting is politically based against a corrupt central Government.

And note that Yemen is also situated on one of the 'choke points' for oil distribution. With the Houthi's being politically close to Iran, they can now block the oil route coming via the Red Sea during a time of crisis. Iran can already block oil tankers coming out of  the Persian Gulf.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2015.]

US Army Practicing to Fight US Citizens? Michael Rivero


Fracking Fluids Contaminating California Drinking Water, Canadian Spying, gylphosate weed killer, Media Censorship and the Internet  
Guest's website: http://whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2015.]

Conspiracy Stigmas




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2015.]

RECAP: How Congressmen Are Bought (Fundamental Corruption)


Freshmen in the US House Of Representatives learn very quickly that they need a lot of money to stay in power, as explained in a New York Times piece highlighting how Congressman in both parties are bought.



US Congressional Reps and Senators are literally bought by special interest groups. This has been going on for decades and is, perhaps, especially bad today. Only a few members are not bought, and those that push against this system, like Cynthia McKinney, are kicked out. People who think that large corporations or special interest groups don't have a strong infuence on domestic and US foreign policy issues are simply wrong.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2015.]

How to Make a Lobbyist Squirm


Glyphosate kills. Don't believe the mounting scientific evidence on the subject? Then just ask a lobbyist to drink a glass of it and see what happens...



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 28th, 2015.]

Friday, 27 March 2015

Private Army in Kiev: Why Oil Stand-Off in Ukraine Shows Oligarchs Won Maidan Revolution


Whatever the outcome of the stand-off between President Petro Poroshenko and his subordinate Igor Kolomoysky may be, their conflict over Ukrainian oil giant Ukrnafta reveals realities about post-Maidan Ukraine which mainstream media manages to circumvent.

Firstly, the country is still ruled by oligarchs, not by the people, even though Igor Kolomoysky is formally governor of Dnepropetrovsk region. Kolomoysky’s private army simply took control first of Ukrtransnafta (Ukraine’s oil transportation monopoly) and later of Ukrnafta. What does this tell us about the Ukrainian state?

Secondly, Ukraine’s oligarchs are not at peace with each other; the country is bracing for a major ‘war for assets’ between the country’s richest men (Kolomoysky is worth $2.4 billion on the Forbes list and ‘The Chocolate King’ Poroshenko is worth $1.3 billion).

Thirdly, the Maidan revolution not only left the country without any meaningful legal opposition in the parliament or in the media – as Kost Bondarenko, director of the Kiev-based Foundation for Ukrainian Politics, put it in his article for the Moscow-based Nezavisimaya Gazeta – but the revolution also left Ukraine in a situation of complete lawlessness, when neither laws nor even the words of the president mean much before brutal force and big money (the main weapons of oligarchs).
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/private-army-in-kiev-why-oil-stand-off-in-ukraine-shows-oligarchs-won-maidan-revolution/

The people of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine understood that the undemocratic coup, that installed these despots, would be bad for themselves and the country. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, the US and EU continue to back the Kiev regime.

Related Info:

Ukraine Spat: Poroshenko gets Humvees, Kolomoysky gets boot


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

German Politician Speaks Truth to Merkel


German politician rips Merkel a new one for being an enslaved farm animal to US directives.



Make sure CC is turned on for English subtitles

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crsisis News. War in Ukraine, EU, USA, Russia 24.03.2015


1) Ceasefire Kiev-style
2) Armed Volunteer Battalions Heading for Kiev
3) Ukraine Pledges to Stop Buying Russian Gas
4) US House Urges Obama to Send arms to Ukraine



Ceasefire violations continue.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

WTC 7 & Nano-thermite Evidence Admitted in Danish High Court


In an article titled "Madness in the Royal Library" published in the Danish newspaper Weekendavisen on December 7, 2012, journalist Søren Villemoes accused esteemed chemist Dr. Niels Harrit of being a "crackpot" for daring to conclude that the destruction of three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, was a controlled demolition.

Harrit, a 40-year professor of chemistry at the University of Copenhagen and co-author of a scientific paper on the nano-thermite found in dust samples taken from Ground Zero, filed a libel lawsuit against both the newspaper's editor, Anne Knudsen, and the offending journalist. After he lost his case in City Court on August 16, 2013, he appealed to the Danish High Court.

The High Court set a court date of March 12, 2015, for the case to be tried. Last month, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth informed Harrit's supporters of the impending appeal and helped raise funds from those supporters to pay his legal expenses.

Below, we will describe how Dr. Harrit's appeal fared.

The High Court session had it all — persuasive forensic evidence, courtroom drama, and the strong voice of a reputable scientist who expertly defended the basic laws of physics as well as the evidence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust. Though the verdict will not be known until April 9, it is clear to this observer that Dr. Harrit did an excellent job, not only solidifying his integrity and expertise in the eyes of the public, but also advancing the cause of the 9/11 Truth Movement in the process.
http://www.ae911truth.org/news/207-news-media-events-danish-high-court-harrit.html

Related Info:

Architects and Engineers Solving the Mystery of WTC 7


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]

'US Losing Financial Credibility‘ - Gerald Celente on China International Bank


Washington wants to work with a new global development fund - spearheaded by China. That's a massive U-turn by US officials who just 2 weeks ago slammed London for seeking to engage with the Bank. RT is joined by Gerald Celente.



Message to the US - when the corruption and tools of oppression become too heavy handed or transparent the people become sick of the game and will jump ship at any chance that arises.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 27th, 2015.]