Saturday, 26 May 2018


President Trump has yielded again to the neocons, announcing this morning that next month's historic summit with the North Korean leader is off. Trump was upset that the North Koreans got upset by the repeated threats of a "Libya model" for North Korea coming out of the White House. What comes next? What will South Korea do? China?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2018.]

Hungary INGENIOUSLY STRIKES BACK at the EU - Black Pigeon




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2018.]

Friday, 25 May 2018

US-Led Strike Hits Government Targets in Syria - State Media (RT's Special Coverage)


US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source.



This RT news clip contains wider coverage of events relating to the Middle East. The second half of the clip features a good interview with Brian Becker of the Answer Coalition who goes over the geopolitical aspects of Israeli and US intervention in Syria. Note: The US-coalition occupation in Syria is illegal. The last few minutes includes discussion about the Skripal poisoning.

Related:

Hezbollah withdraws from south Syria (Syrian army troops are wisely taking up the Hezbollah positions - that stops Israeli justification for airstrikes)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

WHO: DRC Ebola Outbreak on a 'Knife's Edge' as Urban Cases Rise


An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo has the clear "potential to expand" as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, the World Health Organization warned.
 
Health workers' response is on an "epidemiological knife's edge" after the number of people stricken with Ebola in the DRC rose to 28 since an outbreak was detected earlier this month, said WHO Deputy Director Peter Salama, in comments made on Wednesday at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
Seven of the confirmed cases were in urban settings.
 
"The next few weeks will really tell if this outbreak is going to expand to urban areas or if we're going to be able to keep it under control," Salama said.

Following the meeting, Salama told AFP news agency the outbreak "could go either way" in coming weeks.

"We are working around the clock to make sure it [goes] in the right direction," he said.

The average fatality rate among those infected with Ebola, which has no proven cure, is about 50 percent, according to WHO.

DRC's most recent Ebola outbreak - its ninth since the disease was first identified in 1976 - initially appeared to be confined in a rural setting near the town of Bikoro, in the central African nation's northwestern Equateur Province.

But a confirmed instance of the virus last week in the city of Mbandaka, home to 1.2 million people and about 150km away from Bikoro, plunged the ongoing crisis into a "new phase", the DRC's Health Minister Oly Ilunga said last week.

Twenty-seven people have died and at least 58 others in DRC's northwest have shown Ebola symptoms since it was identified on May 8, according to the health ministry.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/drc-ebola-outbreak-knife-edge-urban-cases-rise-180523134122470.html

The big problem is that the virus has a 21 day incubation period. This makes it difficult to determine the spread of the disease based on the symptomatic patients. This is why quarantine efforts are so important.

Related:

3 Ebola-infected detainees escape forced quarantine, take a stroll through big city, 2 die, 1 recaptured

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

FBI AGENTS WANT COMEY INDICTED FOR SPYGATE TRUMP SCANDAL (HA Goodman)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

US Sanctions Against Venezuela Holding Country Back, Says Researcher


The United States announced fresh sanctions targeting Venezuela this afternoon as punishment for the country’s Sunday elections. The sanctions primarily target institutions that buy and sell the nation’s debt. The crackdown comes as Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro won a second six year term. Alexander Maine from the Center for Economic Policy Research and RT America’s Anya Parampil have more.



The lack of investment by the Venezuelan government into the business side of their economy and failure to build industry didn't help either. The country also spent too much money on their public sector, relying on oil exports to balance the books - this worked until the price of oil fell from 100 dollars per barrel.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

New ‘Italy First’ Coalition Wants to Deport 500,000 Migrants


On the 18th of May, the Five Star-Movement and the League struck a deal to form a populist government. One of their government’s pledges is to deport half-a-million migrants.

A few days before the deal, EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos stated that he wished Italy would “not change its migratory policy”.

The government deal not only changes the migratory policy of Italy, it revolutionises it. The programme calls for the deportation of the 500,000 migrants present in Italy.

“Today, there are around 500,000 illegal migrants in Italy (…) expulsion orders are not enough: those who don’t have the right to stay must return to their home countries”, the document said.
https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/05/new-italy-first-coalition-wants-to-deport-500000-migrants/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

'Toilet for Dirty Money': UK Targets Russians Because of Hate for Putin - George Galloway


The UK has pledged to get rid of Russian “dirty money,” as well as to tighten sanctions against Russian businesses in the country. But why is that an issue for a country that is, as George Galloway puts it, “dirty money central”?
   
“The City of London is afloat on dirty money and for the money that’s too dirty even for the City of London, we have our own crown dependency tax heavens, which are the toilet for dirty money,” the politician-turned-broadcaster Galloway told RT.

Ill-gotten cash from Russia does not damage UK security more than fraudulent gains, brought to the City of London from any other state across the world, according to the former MP. “Dirty money is dirty money wherever it comes from, and thieves are thieves wherever they come from,” he said, noting the lack of concern by the British government about money coming from the Middle East.

Galloway sees the craze around Russian investments as a politically motivated. “Cracking down on Russian dirty money when you’re allowing other dirty money to buy up at least 20 percent of London, is just hypocrisy,” he said.

The commentator highlighted London's change of attitude since the early 1990s, when rich Russians began parking huge amounts of money in Britain.

“Britain and its government and state authorities loved the Russia of the early nineties and laid a red carpet for the oligarchs, escaping here with Russia’s wealth. Britain loved Russia when its president [Boris Yeltsin - Ed.] was lying drunk on floor and its pockets being picked,” Galloway said. “They don’t love its current president, because he’s a real man, who’s standing up straight and recovering Russia’s lost strength and international prestige.”
https://www.rt.com/business/427433-toilet-dirty-money-uk-russia/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

Writing Europeans Out of Their Own History


The indigenous European people are being written out of their own history, folklore and mythology by those who wish to re-write history and strip Europeans of their traditions and culture in order to propagate the lie that Europe was always multicultural and that people who did not originate in Europe have played pivotal roles in European history, and crucially that non-Europeans have a right to stake their claim to European soil.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Europeans have been cast as the devil by SJW thinking types, who see all other cultures as perpetual victims of European power (whilst ignoring the technological benefits everyone has gained). This is why there is an agenda to undermine European society. The SJW forget that throughout history, humans from every culture, when they have risen in power, have tried to dominate their neighbours. It's not a white thing, it's a human thing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

LANDMARK LAWSUIT CLAIMS MONSANTO HID CANCER DANGER OF WEEDKILLER FOR DECADES


At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate.

On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take the global seed and chemical company to trial on allegations that it has spent decades hiding the cancer-causing dangers of its popular Roundup herbicide products – and his case has just received a major boost.  

Last week Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order clearing the way for jurors to consider not just scientific evidence related to what caused Johnson’s cancer, but allegations that Monsanto suppressed evidence of the risks of its weed killing products. Karnow ruled that the trial will proceed and a jury would be allowed to consider possible punitive damages.

“The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions,” Karnow wrote. “Thus there are triable issues of material fact.”
https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/66015/landmark-lawsuit-claims-monsanto-hid-cancer-danger-of-weedkiller-for.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 25th, 2018.]

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Ryan Dawson Animated Talk about Zionist Neocons




One of the major threats to world peace.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

Pompeo's Bombastic Iran Threats: A Sign Of Weakness?


Secretary of State Michael Pompeo threatened Iran with annihilation in a speech yesterday at the neoconservative Heritage Foundation. His twelve demands of Iran read like the demands made of Serbia in 1914 -- they are designed not to reduce tensions but to lead to war. But is all the bombast in the Trump Administration on Iran just a sign of weakness? The claims in Pompeo's speech are demonstrably false. Why lie when the lies are so easy to refute?



The over-the-top appointments in the Trump Administration actually highlight how corrupt the US Government has become. The bad behaviour is causing disagreements between allies. Continued action of this sort will lead to isolationism, something the US would benefit from. (an anti-globalist strategy?)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – May 22, 2018: Damascus Is Secured, Daraa Is Next




Related:

Syrian War Report – May 23, 2018: Biggest ISIS Attack Near Palmyra In Past Few Months  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

Joe DiGenova - The Greatest Scandal in U S History


It’s all finally coming out now. We finally even have long-time members of team Clinton – calling this for what it is – a coup d’et├ít against an incoming American president.
Tonight on Hannity’s show, Joe DiGenova called this coup attempt the greatest political scandal in American history
.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

TRUMP FBI MOLE FOUND ZERO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION AFTER STAFFER OUTREACH (HA Goodman)




Despite massive spying on and from within the Trump campaign they found NOTHING ACTIONABLE, including Russian collusion, with which they could bring down Trump. Meanwhile the FBI and media covered up the fact that Hillary disseminated highly classified material on an open email system - activity that should have put her in jail.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

Why the LEFT Will Reelect TRUMP: 2020 - Black Pigeon




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

The Big Vaccine-Autism Lie


First of all, there is NO definitive evidence that autism is a specific condition with a single cause.
If you doubt this, look up the definition of autism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and try to find a definitive lab test that leads to a diagnosis of autism. There is no such test.

That means there is no confirmed cause of autism. And THAT means there is no proof autism is a single and specific condition.

Like other so-called developmental disorders or neurological disorders, autism is a collection of behaviors and symptoms, clustered together by committees of psychiatrists.
 
Basically, what is being called autism is DAMAGE. Various forms of neurological damage. This means the cause(s) could be coming from a variety of places.

For example, vaccines can and do cause damage.

Neurological damage, brain damage.

Parents of damaged children know this. There were there. They saw their children before vaccination and after vaccination.

Everything else claimed about these children is diversion. High-class sophisticated deceptive diversion.

For example: shuffling various disease and disorder labels; studies claiming there is no link between vaccines and autism; the hoops the government makes parents jump through, in order to try to obtain financial compensation for their damaged children; the legal deal allowing vaccine manufacturers to avoid law suits; the invented cover stories claiming autism begins in utero or is a genetic disorder; the pretension that autism has even been defined—

All lies. All avoidances.

A child gets a vaccine. The child suffers brain damage. That happens.

That’s the truth which the government buries in a mountain of obfuscation.

In general, how much damage do vaccines cause every year in the US?

Unsurprisingly, there is no reliable count.
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/the-big-vaccine-autism-lie/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

Global Temperatures and Sea Ice Behaving Strangely: Is There a Shift Underway (Adapt 2030)


April 2017 was the 11th warmest on record from 1880s, 2018 April was 13th warmest, a drop which shows a trend of cooling. But while the same trend is happening with increasing sea ice over the last two years, the time is always taken from 1979, not back to 1901 when we have reliable Arctic sea ice data. The trend is definitely cooling globally with late ice outs , clogged rivers in May with ice flotillas, record N. Hemisphere snow cover and glaciers gaining ice. Somehow the USA Today tells us that its the 400th month of above warm temperatures.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 24th, 2018.]

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Did Putin Just Ask For Iran's Exit From Syria In Meeting With Assad?


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid an unannounced visit to Vladimir Putin on Thursday evening at the Russian president's summer home in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi where the two leaders discussed the process for winding down the war in Syria, and notably the reduction of foreign troop presence in the country.

This marks the third such known meeting inside Russia between Assad and President Putin since 2015, and the first since two major instances of external airstrikes on the Syrian government dramatically escalated the prospect for broader war. The first was the April 13th US-led coalition attack involving over one hundred missiles on sites in and around Damascus; and the second was the May 10 Israeli attack on dozens of targets inside Syria in what was the biggest military escalation between the two countries in decades.

No doubt the two leaders, both long branded international pariahs by the West, had a lot to discuss after the uptick of external military action in Syria, but likely looming larger was the Iran and Israel question, and Israel's continued threats of attack should its "Iranian red line" go unenforced.

Recall that a mere week ago Netanyahu concluded a 10-hour visit with Putin in Moscow just as Israeli jets were in the air beginning strikes against Syrian bases said to house Iranian troops.
And crucially, Syria's state-run SANA has confirmed that Putin told Assad during the meeting that "foreign armed forces" would leave Syria.

The official readout of the meeting quotes President Putin as saying, “We affirm that with the achievement of the big victories and the remarkable successes by the Syrian Arab army in the fight against terrorism and with the activation of the political process, it is necessary for all foreign forces to withdraw from the Syrian Arab Republic territories.”

This is a reference to the still ongoing but thorny Astana, Kazakhstan centered talks involving Russia, Turkey, and Iran which has been by and large rejected by the vast majority of anti-Assad fighters, especially due to Iran's contentious role as a main guarantor of the deal. 

For this reason most media outlets commenting on Putin's reference to "foreign forces" interpret this as a jab at key Syrian ally Iran; however, a number of Middle East based journalists and analysts point to US occupying forces in Syria's northeast, as well as Turkey's military and armed proxy groups in the formerly Syrian Kurdish Afrin canton near Aleppo, and the tens of thousands for foreign jihadists that continue to fight in Syria — many of them state sponsored by Saudi Arabia and other external actors.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-19/did-putin-just-ask-irans-exit-syria-meeting-assad

This will deescalate the Israeli push for air strikes against Iranian forces in Syria - although they will likely keep bombing intermittently regardless.  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]

Syrian War Report – May 21, 2018: Syrian Army Liberates Southern Damascus As ISIS Withdraws




The US is allegedly ending support for the militants in the North of Syria, while establishing bases, along with the French, in the East.

Related:

Northeastern Syria: Militants Continue Plundering Public Assets, Transfer Infrastructures to Turkey

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 23rd, 2018.]