Friday, 29 May 2015

CrossTalk: Talking Ukraine


It is widely agreed that Ukraine is facing harsh realities with few good options for the foreseeable future. However, another tragedy is being played out and that is Western media coverage. Does the mainstream media’s narrative make any sense? CrossTalking with Richard Sakwa, Jeffrey Tayler, and Alexander Mercouris.



The problem with the country of Ukraine is that Russian speaking territories were attached to it during Soviet times - Crimea, and the Eastern sections. The discussion here begins by providing a post Cold War context, explaining that Russia was continually a target of the West, and that in 2008 planning to include Ukraine and Georgia in NATO had been aired. 

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

Kiev’s Repression of Anti-Fascism in Odessa


There is a common misconception in the West that there is only one war in Ukraine: a war between the anti-Kiev rebels of the East, and the US-backed government in Kiev. While this conflict, with all its attendant geopolitical and strategic implications has stolen the majority of the headlines, there is another war raging in the country – a war to crush all dissent and opposition to the fascist-oligarch consensus. For while in the West many so called analysts and leftists debate whether there is really fascism in Ukraine or whether it’s all just “Russian propaganda,” a brutal war of political repression is taking place.

The authorities and their fascist thug auxiliaries have carried out everything from physical intimidation, to politically motivated arrests, kidnappings, torture, and targeted assassinations. All of this has been done under the auspices of “national unity,” the convenient pretext that every oppressive regime from time immemorial has used to justify its actions. Were one to read the Western narrative on Ukraine, one could be forgiven for believing that the country’s discontent and outrage is restricted solely to the area collectively known as Donbass – the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as they have declared themselves. Indeed, there is good reason for the media to portray such a distorted picture; it legitimizes the false claim that all Ukraine’s problems are due to Russian meddling and covert militarization.

Instead, the reality is that anger and opposition to the US-backed oligarch-fascist coalition government in Kiev is deeply rooted and permeates much of Ukraine. In politically, economically, and culturally important cities such as Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kherson, ghastly forms of political persecution are ongoing. However, nowhere is this repression more apparent than in the Black Sea port city of Odessa. And this is no accident.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/kievs-repression-of-anti-fascism-in-odessa/5451991

Related Info:

The Odessa Massacre - What REALLY Happened


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

Crisis News, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine 26.05.2015


The Yemeni army, backed by popular committee forces, has destroyed four Saudi battle tanks after storming a base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Jizan. The Syrian army has launched a major offensive against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who recently overran the city of Palmyra in central Homs province. Moscow believes that US-led airstrike campaign against Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria have not done enough to impede the jihadists’ advance in the two Middle Eastern states. Monitors of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have confirmed that Russian representatives at the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination came under fire in Donbas on May 23.



Russia and China should supply the Syrian Army with weapons to counter the proxy army of the west (ISIS). These BRICS countries should also provide troops in the fire support role, manning artillery and air assets.

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

Bernie Sanders: Populist or Opportunist?


Compared to Hillary Clinton and array of Republican presidential aspirants looking more like a police lineup, Sanders seems almost saintly. Hold the cheers.

On the one hand, no one challenging money-controlled US politics has a chance to win any top position in government - let alone the presidency. Sander's chance to become president is zero.

On the other, ignore what he and other politicians say. Follow what they do, mainly their voting record on issues mattering most.

Give him credit. Sanders is on the right side of many issues - including calling income inequality "the great moral issue of our time."

At the same time, he talks the talk but often doesn't walk the walk. He supported sequestration cuts affecting public education, healthcare and housing, Head Start, disaster relief, federal employee wages and other populist programs.

His voting record too often supports America's killing machine. He usually votes for annual defense authorizations providing funding for America's empire of bases, waging war on humanity and threatening its survival.

He supports funding America's Gestapo - the Department of Homeland Security, a rogue agency by any standard.

Earlier he supported maintaining a Cuban travel ban. He later voted to lift it. He opposed permanent normal trade relations with China.

He was the only Senate member publicly supporting universal healthcare - then voted with Democrats for Obamacare. His no vote would have killed what Ralph Nader calls a "pay or die" system - a rationing scheme benefitting insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains.

The problem with Sanders is his rhetoric belies his record. He votes 98% of the time with Senate Democrats.

He'll support Hillary Clinton if she's nominated. "Maybe I shouldn't say this: I like Hillary Clinton," he said.

So far, he refuses to attack her pro-war, pro-corporate favoritism agenda. When asked if he'll support the Democrat party nominee, he said: "Yes. I have in the past."
http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/51859-bernie-sanders.html

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

Aspartame: The Bitter Truth Behind This Toxic Sweetener


Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug.

Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle's research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA. Many of these reactions are very serious, including seizures and death.



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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Washington Protects Its Lies With More Lies — Paul Craig Roberts


My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden by operating illegally inside a sovereign country.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/seymour-hersh-succumbs-disinformation-paul-craig-roberts/ That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, received such a large amount of attention, is almost proof of orchestration in order to substantiate the Obama regime’s claim to have killed a person who had been dead for a decade.

Americans are gullible, and thought does not come easily to them, but if they try hard enough they must wonder why it would be necessary for the government to concoct a totally false account of the deed if Washington kills an alleged terrorist. Why not just give the true story? Why does the true story have to come out years later from anonymous sources leaked to Hersh?

I can tell you for a fact that if SEALs had encountered bin Laden in Abbottabad, they would have used stun grenades and tear gas to take him alive. Bin Laden would have been paraded before the media, and a jubilant White House would have had a much photographed celebration pinning medals on the SEALs who captured him.

Instead, we have a murder without a body, which under law classifies as no murder, and a story that was changed several times by the White House itself within 48 hours of the alleged raid and has now been rewritten again by disinformation planted on Hersh.
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Now it turns out that Washington has “lost” the bin Laden “death files,” thus protecting in perpetuity the fabricated story of bin Laden’s killing.  
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/26/washington-protects-lies-lies-paul-craig-roberts/

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

Obama Accuses Russia of Adopting 'Aggressive' Posture on Ukraine


Barack Obama accuses Russia of adopting an “increasingly aggressive” stance on Ukraine, during a meeting with NATO's chief in the White House.



The US relationship to Russia must be viewed as being a machiavellian one.

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

How Do We Counter Military Worship? - Questions for Corbett


In this edition of the Questions For Corbett podcast, James answers your questions on how to snap people out of the military matrix, the Japanese zaibatsu, Israel and geopolitics, Mao's Great Famine and more. Also, James asks viewers their thoughts on Cuba-US relations, personal care products and staying positive amongst the negative news.



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

28 Pages Action


OK instead of listing everyone here is my Idea about the 28 pages .
I'm a pragmatist and a realist so im promoting what i think people will actually do. A long list is overwhelming. So we are gonna go one name a day. Everyone contact this person TODAY.

Today's congress critter to pester to read the 28 is Dana Rohrabacher.
the legislative assistant aka person that actually does everything who you need to reach is Paul and here is his email Paul.Behrends@mail.house.gov

You want Dana Rohrabacher to apply to read the 28 pages and you want here to co-sponsor HR14 the bipartisan bill that asks the president to declassify this information in the JIS report that uncovered foreign state sponsors for the 911 hijackers. Americans have a right to know who was assisting terrorists.



One small correction to the video, Dana Rohrabacher is a he, not a she.

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

Obsolete Science Behind ‘Safe’ GMO Claims?


Despite the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of non-browning GMO fruits and vegetables, many remain unconvinced of their safety. All-natural activists are calling into question the techniques used by the government in evaluating produce, claiming that their methods are outdated and not at all equipped to test GMOs. Jeffrey Smith of The Institute for Responsible Technology explains to RT’s Ben Swann.



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

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Newly-Declassified U.S. Government Documents: The West Supported the Creation of ISIS


Judicial Watch has – for many years – obtained sensitive U.S. government documents through freedom of information requests and lawsuits.

The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the West has long supported ISIS. The documents were written by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency on August 12, 2012 … years before ISIS burst onto the world stage.

Here are screenshots from the documents. We have highlighted the relevant parts in yellow:



Why is this important? It shows that extreme Muslim terrorists – salafists, Muslims Brotherhood, and AQI (i.e. Al Qaeda in Iraq) – have always been the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”

This verifies what the alternative media has been saying for years: there aren’t any moderate rebels in Syria (and see this, this and this).

The newly-declassified document continues:



Yes, you read that correctly:
there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime ….
In other words, the powers supporting the Syrian opposition – the West, our Gulf allies, and Turkey wanted an Islamic caliphate in order to challenge Syrian president Assad.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/newly-declassified-u-s-government-documents-the-west-supported-the-creation-of-isis/5451640

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

Declassified DIA Documents Confirm the Proxy War in Syria: A Letter Pressuring the Mainstream Media to Act Against the Conflict


The following Letter was sent to various media outlets in Australia in an effort to have them report on, and ultimately help stop, the Proxy War in Syria:

LETTER

If you have not already done so, you need to report on the recently declassified US Defence Intelligence Agency documents, from Aug 2012, that reveal the leading fighting groups in Syria are 'Salafists, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al Qaeda in Iraq', and that these extremists are supported by "the West, Gulf Countries, and Turkey" - a direct quote.

This proxy war situation is something the alternative media has reported on since late 2011. I implore you to visit this link (http://www.globalresearch.ca/newly-declassified-u-s-government-documents-the-west-supported-the-creation-of-isis/5451640) where you can see excerpts from the declassified material and consider that there would have been no rise of ISIS if not for this outside support. Furthermore, the proxy war explains the lack of any real action taken against ISIS today, with the phony air campaign doing little real damage (as opposed to the airstrikes we saw in Libya and the campaign in Yemen).

You, as journalists, can stop the fighting in the Middle East if you start to seriously investigate, and report to the public, what is occurring from a geopolitical perspective. The evidence is all around. Those in power don't care how many are killed (and those that do care feel it would be 'politically unwise' to speak out). What we've seen thus far, in terms of ISIS running amok, is no accident and simply serves the interests of the political elite ruling multiple countries in the region (and outside the region). Take action and stop these heinous 'games'.

Ps. The mainstream researchers and academics that have covered the conflict are not doing a good job and are part of the problem. I would be investigating why they have not given a straight story on the conflict, falling for the chemical weapons false flag attacks in Syria, whereas respected sections of the alternative media did not.
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Please SHARE the content of the link above with the mainstream media and also on your social media networks. WE can stop the wars, but the truth must be pushed widely so that no one is left in the dark.

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

Iran Left Battling ISIL Alone as US-Iraq Alliance Disintegrates


As America holds back from intervention against the Islamic State and the blame game between the US and Iraq escalates, Iran is the only power confronting the militant organization, says a senior Iranian general.
Major General Qassem Soleimani, chief of the elite Quds Force in Iran's Revolutionary Guard, has said the US military and its Allies are failing to take the fight to the Islamic State, with Iran consequently left as the only power with a presence in the region to fight the militants.

"Today, there is nobody in the fight with [the Islamic State group] except the Islamic Republic of Iran," Soleimani was quoted by Iranian news outlets as saying on Monday, adding that nations next to or supported by Iran are involved in the battle, but that the US "didn't do a damn thing" to stop the Islamic State's advance on Ramadi.
http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150525/1022532836.html?
We know the US and its allies have been supporting ISIS against Syria, in order to break the Shiite Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah nexus. Drawing Iran into a Middle East conflict, to weaken or destabilise their country, is one of the goals.

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

Crisis News, Ukraine, Syria, Yemen 25.05.2015


Kiev government is continuing offensive actions in Donbass. The Syrian army is engaged in a "complicated" offensive to liberate the Syrian city of Palmyra from the Islamic State terrorists who overran the city last week. United Nations talks to end the conflict in Yemen have been postponed just four days before they were due to begin.



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

Keiser Report (E762): Bottom 99% Income


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss volatility shifting the unhedged part of the economy - namely the incomes of the bottom 99 percent of the population. In the second half, Max interviews Nick Williamson, CEO of Pythia, about his new product called Credits, which is the first blockchain technology to be used by a government - in this case, the Isle of Man, to register cryptocurrency companies on the island.



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

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

ISIS Furious About Conspiracy Theories and Truthers!


Did you know that ISIS has an official, sleek English-language propaganda magazine? And were you further aware that they are outraged about these 9/11 conspiracy theories trying to take the credit for 9/11 and other spectacular false flags away from the jihadis? Join James on today's Thought For the Day as he breaks down the latest hilarious propaganda from the powers that shouldn't be.



Brilliant! Also, note that the recent details about what was inside Osama Bin Laden's hide out, reported in the mainstream press, is more fiction designed to fool the public. Bin Laden died in late 2001 and any ISIS member, or supporter, who thinks 911 was the work of Al Qaeda is wrong (see videos below).

Related Info:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out


911 and War by Deception 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2015.]

“The Islamic State” (ISIS) is Made in America: The Pentagon had Planned the Fall of Mosul and Ramadi in 2012


The US-led coalition now attempting to appear as though they are fighting ISIS knowingly aided the rise of the Islamic State for the purpose of isolating Assad and combating expanding Iranian influence.

At least as far back as August of 2012 the very same anti-IS coalition knew full well that the precursors to ISIS, al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and Islamic State in Iraq (ISI), dominated the Syrian opposition along with other al-Qaeda affiliated groups.

They knew that AQI was declining during 2009-10, yet was resurrected due to the insurgency in Syria. In spite of this, the US and her allies continued to provide aid, funding, weaponry, and training to these same extremist groups, specifically seeing their rise (and the horrendous crimes against humanity that they partook in) as a strategic asset for their geopolitical aims.

The rise of the Islamic State was not only predicted, it was the expressed aim of the powers sponsoring the sectarian Syrian opposition for the purpose of opposing Assad and containing Iran. Despite the fact that the rise of an Islamic State was predicted to have dire consequences for Iraq, including the fall of Mosul and Ramadi, support from the US-coalition to the Syrian opposition continued to manifest, leading to the conclusion that this was either the expressed intent, or an accepted byproduct of these policy decisions.

A 7-page Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document dated to August of 2012, recently released under a Freedom Of Information Act, request specifically states that the Syrian opposition was by that time “taking a clear sectarian direction,” and that “the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-islamic-state-isis-is-made-in-america-the-pentagon-had-planned-the-fall-of-mosul-and-ramadi-in-2012/5451363#

Those following the wars in the Middle East, taking news from the alternative media, already knew the conflict was a result of direct western support, and support via proxies.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2015.]

Why the US is Finally Talking to Russia


The Dr. Zbig “Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski-style strategy has always been to lure Russia into another Afghanistan in Ukraine, leading to a collapse of the Russian economy with the Big Prize being a Western takeover of Russia’s oil and natural gas wealth, and by extension Central Asia’s. Ukrainians would be used as cannon fodder, as were Afghans since the 1980s Arab-Afghan jihad.

Yet the Obama administration overplayed its hand, and realpolitik now spells out the deepening of the Russia-China strategic partnership across the entire Eurasian land mass; Eurasia as a prospective, massive commercial emporium stretching from Beijing to Berlin, or from Shanghai to St. Petersburg and beyond towards Rotterdam and Duisburg.

Without the exceptionalist obsession of some key Beltway factions, none of the elements of Cold War 2.0 would be in play
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41919.htm

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2015.]

BRICS Trample US in South America - Pepe Escobar


It started in April with a rash of deals between Argentina and Russia during President Cristina Kirchner’s visit to Moscow

And it continues with a $53 billion investment bang as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Brazil during the first stop of yet another South American commercial offensive – complete with a sweet metaphor: Li riding on a made in China subway train that will ply a new metro line in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Where is the US in all this? Nowhere; little by little, yet inexorably, BRICS members China – and in a smaller measure, Russia - have been no less than restructuring commerce and infrastructure all across Latin America.

Countless Chinese commercial missions have been plying these shores non-stop, much as the US did between World War I and II. In a key meeting in January with Latin American business leaders, President Xi Jinping promised to channel $250 billion for infrastructure projects in the next 10 years.

Top infrastructure projects in Latin America are all being financed by Chinese capital – except the Mariel port in Cuba, whose financing comes from Brazil’s BNDES and whose operation will be managed by Singaporean port operator PSA International Pte Ltd. Construction of the Nicaragua canal – bigger, wider and deeper than Panama’s - started last year by a Hong Kong firm, to be finished by 2019. Argentina, for its part, clinched a $4.7 billion Chinese deal for the construction of two hydroelectric dams in Patagonia.
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/brics-trample-us-south-america/ri7299

The only way the US could stop (or delay) this would be through initiating a financial collapse or war on the continent. Such ploys are being used in Africa.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2015.]

'Monsanto Kills': World Takes to Streets to Protest Biotech Giant


Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 26th, 2015.]