Tuesday, 27 September 2016

West Still Arming Al-Nusra in Syria, Peace Almost Impossible – Russia’s UN envoy


An emergency UN Security Council meeting on Syria has wrapped up in New York. It was requested by the United States, Britain and France amid the escalating conflict in the city of Aleppo. The meeting saw a heated exchange between the Russian and American envoys.



Western coverage of the war in Syria omit the actions of the extremist forces that are in control of East Aleppo. They are actively shelling Government areas. In response the Syrian Army is trying to destroy them. There is not an "indiscriminate attack" by the Syrian Government side against civilians as portrayed in the corporate mainstream media.

Furthermore, the Syrian Army offered surrender terms and safe passage out of the conflict zone for the militants operating in East Aleppo, which was refused.

Plus consider the conservative (non-conspiracy) Wikipedia page on the Battle of Aleppo. It names the opposition belligerents as the Free Syrian Army, and then lists all the other main groups which consist of extremists, who happen to work with the FSA (that the US openly supports).

The truth of the war is all about us, except that the mainstream western media appears deaf and blind to what is actually happening - strongly suggesting that 'our' media (at various levels) is operating as a propaganda tool for the criminal Governments supporting the terrorist forces.

Related Info:

Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

Roger Stone: Hillary Might Not Make It, Could Start A War


Roger Stone breaks down the latest on Hillary's Health and how far will she make it into the debate before we start seeing problems. Alex & Roger also take a look at her foreign policy over the years that led to the refugee crisis in Libya and chaos in other parts of the middle east.



Apart from war (and assassination) the other huge issue they raise is election fraud. In a fair fight Trump should win.

Related Info:

Judge Jeanine Lays It On The Line In Her Pre Debate Killer Cold Open  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

Still Report #1212 – Debate #1 Eve - the Shadow of Ross Perot


The excitement generated by Donald Trump’s campaign is nothing new. The last outbreak of it was 24 years ago as another businessman, Ross Perot threw his hat in the ring for many of the same reasons – especially the so-called “free trade” issues surrounding another trade called NAFTA.
Ross Perot made me realize that we were being lied to and that so-called “free trade” was, in reality the slave trade.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

Answers for Libertarians - Sargon


Responded to the questions of some of my favourite YouTubers on the topic of Libertarianism



I'm sympathetic to Sargon's views here. We need freedoms but some level of regulation* to protect people from levels of harm dealt by others, including oppressing one's right to be heard. This is what the US Constitution is about. There are prohibitions on murder, committing fraud, stopping people from exercising their right to free speech and punishment for violating such Laws.

The founding fathers of the US Constitution warned that vigilance (plus education) was needed to stop corrupt Governments and that regular revolution or revolt was a good thing, to protect people's freedoms. 'Good' Government, albeit somewhat flawed, is needed to keep a level of order and oversight to allow people to go about their private business (including to compete on a relatively level playing field - that makes for efficient allocation of capital within that frame work). The initial 'contract' for business operations was aimed at fair trade, not unrestricted (monopolistic, racketeering) 'free' trade.

The Government system we experience at the moment is corrupt where big money has destroyed the 'public interest' aspect and skewed things toward the rich and powerful so that there are 'two Americas'. There is abundant 'justice' for the rich but not for the poor.

To fix the system one needs a revolt and a reshaping to decentralise power as much as possible, and to make such Governments as transparent as possible where EVERYTHING is recorded, where the Government pay is equal to the minimum wage (or made very low), where those in office are banned from working for any corporation they dealt with, and where there is increased (direct) accountability. The Swiss people get to direct vote on important issues - so that must be considered an option.

What is essential is that EXISTING US LAW be ENFORCED for everyone, no matter who the person. If the President does it, it does not make it legal.

*Note, there is a problem with overregulation in various parts of the US.

*Second note on guns - where poverty and crime is out of control, where the criminals have guns, the best method of defence is to allow every citizen to possess guns (because clearly the police and state cannot protect you). Where there is affluence and no violent crime, having guns should not be an issue, except when it comes to accidental killings.

*Third note on state power from Thomas Jefferson - "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

Related Info:

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Discusses the Decline of US Economy


Judge Napolitano's Final Word on the Last Episode of Freedom Watch (about just Laws)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

"Sometimes Party Loyalty Asks Too Much" - Lifelong Establishment Democrat Urges Voters To Support Trump


I have been steeped in the Democratic Party all my life. My father, Jerry, was a New York City Democratic chairman and power broker, and I grew up in and around the Democratic Party. When I was a young man, former senators and Democratic presidential and vice-presidential nominees Herbert Humphrey and Estes Kefauver stayed at my apartment and we would proudly discuss the great traditions of the Democratic Party.

My father was a pallbearer at St. Patrick’s for Bobby Kennedy’s funeral. When I was young, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy were (and remain) my political heroes. Four years ago, former New York Gov. and liberal lion Mario Cuomo spoke at my father’s funeral. I think his son, current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is a very effective leader.

I was elected five times to the New York state Assembly as a Democrat. In 1977, I beat David Dinkins and Robert Wagner Jr. in the election for borough president of Manhattan, and then was elected twice as City Council president.

With this background it is very hard for me not to support the Democratic nominee for president this year. But I believe my party has become the party of the elites and moneyed class and has deserted its historic mission as the party of the working class and disadvantaged.

Given my level of discomfort with the current leftist orientation of the Democratic Party, I am now supporting Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. I urge my fellow Democrats to vote for Mr. Trump.

I have known him since the early 1970s and have seen his deep concern for people, and how effective he has been while working on behalf of the average citizen.

Donald Trump is no racist. On the contrary, he offers the best hope for rebuilding our inner cities and creating better education and jobs for those trapped in poverty and lacking hope. When a hurricane devastated Puerto Rico in 1984, I asked Mr. Trump to provide a 727 airliner to bring critical supplies to the island. He did so and without publicity. I asked him to rebuild the Wollman Skating Rink in Central Park because the city couldn’t complete it in 10 years. Mr. Trump did it in under six months and under budget.

While he has made some controversial and provocative statements, I strongly believe he will bring needed change and vitality to our nation and shake up our political system, which is in a state of crisis.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-23/sometimes-party-loyalty-asks-too-much-lifelong-establishment-democrat-urges-voters-s

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E971): Earthquakes & Economy


In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy look at the geology of earthquakes in order to understand economics and finance. In the second half Max interviews Pierre Jovanovic, author of the upcoming book, The History of John Law, about the matter of Madame Christine Lagarde and about the current economic crisis in the tourism industry of France.



The fall off of tourism is having a big impact on the already weak French economy where Jovanovic points out the impact of terrorism. However, there is also the fact that Paris is awash with unemployed migrants that discourages tourism. The situation will not get much better because there is not an abundance of low skilled jobs. Furthermore the French welfare state encourages these people to stay where they are rather than returning to their countries of origin (putting a burden on the national budget). 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

Late Summer, Feet of Snow in Canada and Blizzard in Yellowstone | Mini Ice Age 2015-2035


In the last official days of summer Alberta received over a foot of snow and another blizzard dumped snow in Yellowstone national park. Montana and the areas near Glacier national park also had unusual snows, and low temperatures. Little reported in US news, Russian Television took up the story. Now we need to get US weather information form foreign media outlets and social media.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 27th, 2016.]

Monday, 26 September 2016

John Kerry Urges Russia and Syria to Stop Attacking Al-Qaeda


No wonder the United States insisted that its Syria ceasefire deal with Russia remain secret! It turns out that one of the US demands was that the Syrian air force must be prohibited from attacking al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria).

Does this make any sense? It seem much more logical to argue that the threat of being bombed alongside al-Qaeda would be the greatest incentive for “moderates” to separate themselves from al-Qaeda as soon as possible!

You would think Washington would tell its “moderates”: “You must cease and desist from fighting alongside al-Qaeda in Syria within the next 48 hours or you will yourselves become targets of Syrian, Russian, and coalition planes.”

Instead Washington argues that because its “moderates” refuse to separate from al-Qaeda the Russians and Syrians must stop attacking al-Qaeda!

George W. Bush famously said, “either you’re with us, or you are with the terrorists.” But what happens when Washington itself is “with the terrorists”?
http://theduran.com/john-kerry-urges-russia-syria-stop-attacking-al-qaeda-video/

Related Info:

The Covert Origins of ISIS  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2016.]

MUST SEE VIDEO: TRUTH REGARDING SYRIA - NOT CIVIL WAR, BUT US INVASION


US Peace Council Representatives CONFRONT a hostile American press after visiting Syria, and learning that the American people are being lied to, grossly lied to.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2016.]

Charlotte Riots: What They're NOT Telling You


This is NOT a protest, it's a violent riot by criminal, gang-member thugs.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2016.]

Literally Everything is White Supremacy


Pepe the Frog. Skittles. Even math: Everything is supposedly "racist" now, and Lauren Southern of TheRebel.media has had enough!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2016.]

Still Report #1209 – Trump Has Turned Republicans Away From “Free Trade”


According to today’s Politico:
“Harvard poll: Amid Trump’s rise, GOP voters turn sharply away from free trade. Eighty-five percent of Republicans say that free trade has cost more jobs than it has created, the survey found.”
Here’s our interpretation. Donald Trump has already brought so much good to America from the issues he has popularized during his campaign, that it would take the rest of this report just to list them all. But the truth about trade and tariffs and the growth of domestic manufacturing is one of the most important. Why? Because the tortured notion that free trade is a good thing has now finally been punctured. As I’ve said many times in these reports; “free trade is really slave trade.”



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2016.]

America’s Rivers and Streams are Overflowing with Microplastic Pollution


For years, cosmetic, toothpaste, and body care product manufacturers added “microbeads,” microscopic balls of plastic, to their merchandise, touting their skin-exfoliating effects. A Congressional ban that goes into effect beginning in 2017 will put an end to the environmentally toxic practice, at least in the US.
 
Researchers studying America’s waterways have now discovered microbeads may be the tip of the iceberg for plastic pollution.
A study published in Environmental Science & Technology on Sept. 14 found rivers and streams in the US are full of microplastic debris. Scientists studied 29 tributaries that flow into the Great Lakes across six states and floating microplastics were found in all 107 samples collected. The trash ranged from fragments, films, foams, and pellets (most prevalent in urban areas) to tiny fibers, potentially originating from fishing line, nets, and synthetic textiles.
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Plastic objects (styrofoam, plastic bags, bottles, wrappers, cigarette butts, tires) degrade over time, breaking into microscope plastic debris that runs off into the waterstream. Wastewater treatment plants capture heavier polyester fibers before they enter waterways like rivers and lake (though these fibers may make their way back into the water once treated sewage sludge from plants is applied to fields and golf courses). But the plants do not eliminate most microplastics. This pollution presents a danger to marine life by obstructing an animal’s digestive system, interfering with reproduction, and carrying harmful chemicals that can stymie development or even kill water-dwelling creatures.
 
The problem is worsening. Microplastic concentrations in lakes and rivers now rival or exceed what’s been found in oceanic gyres, such as the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch, say the authors.
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The human and ecological health implications of microplastics are still poorly understood, but scientists see a “plasticized” food chain as cause for concern. New Jersey’s science advisory board issued a 2015 study (pdf) that found the human impact of microplastics (and even smaller particles below 100 nanometers in size) couldn’t be fully assessed, but current science suggests “it is plausible that human exposures are occurring, and may lead to adverse health effects.” A 2015 study in Nature found that roughly a quarter of marine fish from markets in Indonesia and California had plastic debris and textile fibers in their guts.
http://qz.com/786576/banning-microbeads-may-not-be-enough-to-stop-water-pollution-in-our-freshwater/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 26th, 2016.]

Sunday, 25 September 2016

British Parliament Confirms Libya War Was Based On Lies … Turned Nation Into a “Shit Show” … Spread Terrorism


The UK Parliament just confirmed what the alternative media has been saying for years.

Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – based on interviews with all of the key British decision-makers, review of documents, and on-the-ground investigations in Africa – found that the Libyan war was based on lies, that it destroyed the country, and that it spread terrorism far and wide.

The War Based On Bogus Intelligence … Like the Iraq War

Initially, the report finds that the threat to civilians from Libyan  government forces was dramatically overstated:
Former French Foreign Minister Alain JuppĂ©, who introduced Resolution 1973 [imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, and laying the groundwork for overthrowing the government], asserted in his speech to the Security Council that “the situation on the ground is more alarming than ever, marked by the violent re-conquest of cities”. He stressed the urgency of the situation, arguing that “We have very little time left—perhaps only a matter of hours.” Subsequent analysis suggested that the immediate threat to civilians was being publicly overstated and that the reconquest of cities had not resulted in mass civilian casualties.
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The proposition that Muammar Gaddafi would have ordered the massacre of civilians in Benghazi  [which was the basis for the West’s war to overthrow Gaddafi] was not supported by the available evidence. The Gaddafi regime had retaken towns from the rebels without attacking civilians in early February 2011 …. Gaddafi regime forces targeted male combatants in a civil war and did not indiscriminately attack civilians. More widely, Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year record of appalling human rights abuses did not include large-scale attacks on Libyan civilians.

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On 17 March 2011, Muammar Gaddafi announced to the rebels in Benghazi, “Throw away your weapons, exactly like your brothers in Ajdabiya and other places did. They laid down their arms and they are safe. We never pursued them at all.” Subsequent investigation revealed that when Gaddafi regime forces retook Ajdabiya in February 2011, they did not attack civilians. Muammar Gaddafi also attempted to appease protesters in Benghazi with an offer of development aid before finally deploying troops.
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An Amnesty International investigation in June 2011 could not corroborate allegations of mass human rights violations by Gaddafi regime troops. However, it uncovered evidence that rebels in Benghazi made false claims and manufactured evidence. The investigation concluded that
much Western media coverage has from the outset presented a very one-sided view of the logic of events, portraying the protest movement as entirely peaceful and repeatedly suggesting that the regime’s security forces were unaccountably massacring unarmed demonstrators who presented no security challenge.
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In short, the scale of the threat to civilians was presented with unjustified certainty. US intelligence officials reportedly described the intervention as “an intelligence-light decision”.
Just like the ginned up intelligence used to justify the Iraq war. And the “humanitarian wars” waged over the last couple of decades.

The Libyan Government Was Fighting Terrorists

The report also notes that the Libyan government really was – as Libyan dictator Gaddafi claimed at the time – fighting Islamic terrorists:
Intelligence on the extent to which extremist militant Islamist elements were involved in the anti-Gaddafi rebellion was inadequate.
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Abdelhakim Belhadj and other members of the al-Qaeda affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group were participating in the rebellion in March 2011.
Secret intelligence reports from 2011, written before and during the illegal US-led attack on Libya and recently obtained by the Washington Times, state:
There is a close link between al Qaeda, Jihadi organizations, and the opposition in Libya…
Indeed, the Libyan rebel commander admitted at the time that his fighters had links to Al Qaeda.  And see this.
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The West and Its Allies Directly Supported and Armed the Rebels

The UK report confirms that the West and its allies directly supported and armed the rebels:
The combat performance of rebel ground forces was enhanced by personnel and intelligence provided by states such as the UK, France, Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. For example, Lord Richards told us that the UK “had a few people embedded” with the rebel forces.
Resolution 1973 called on United Nations member states to ensure the “strict implementation of the arms embargo”. However, we were told that the international community turned a blind eye to the supply of weapons to the rebels. Lord Richards highlighted “the degree to which the Emiratis and the Qataris … played a major role in the success of the ground operation.” For example, Qatar supplied French Milan anti­tank missiles to certain rebel groups. We were told that Qatar channelled its weapons to favoured militias rather than to the rebels as a whole.

The REAL Motivation for War

The real motivation for the war?  The Parliamentary report explains:
A further insight into French motivations was provided in a freedom of information disclosure by the United States State Department in December 2015. On 2 April 2011, Sidney Blumenthal, adviser and unofficial intelligence analyst to the then United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reported this conversation with French intelligence officers to the Secretary of State: 
According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:
  1. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
  2. Increase French influence in North Africa,
  3. Improve his internal political situation in France,
  4. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
  5. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa.
The sum of four of the five factors identified by Sidney Blumenthal equated to the French national interest. The fifth factor was President Sarkozy’s political self-interest.

Gaddafi Tried to Step Down … But the West Insisted On Violent Regime Change

Gaddafi had offered to hand over power, but the West instead wanted violent regime change. (The British report notes: “By the summer of 2011, the limited intervention to protect civilians had drifted into an opportunist policy of regime change.”)

The Parliamentary report notes that Gaddaffi may have been attempting to flee the country when he was killed
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/09/libya-2.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 25th, 2016.]

Crosstalk: The Media's Syria


Conflicting narratives and competing agendas – this is the tragedy of the Syrian conflict. Western media coverage is focused on forcing political outcomes. In the process, the truth is often overlooked and even denied. Another casualty of war. CrossTalking with Jonathan Steele, Scott Bennett, and Daniel Lazare.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 25th, 2016.]

Syrian War Report – September 23/22, 2016: Operation to Clear Eastern Aleppo/Russia to Test Modern Weapon Systems in Syria






The analysis in the second video is very good because it also addresses the recent claims that an airstrike killed Israeli, Saudi, US and Turkish intelligence officers based in Syria. They point out that there is no evidence for this incident and that it comes from the FARS news agency which I know has previously published dubious stories covering the war.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 25th, 2016.]

SR#1204 Campaign Clinton is Covering Up Her Parkinson’s Disease? Non-Existing Test


Hillary Clinton has failed to appear at a series of fundraisers in California this week, sending Bill Clinton in her stead. The campaign claims that her pneumonia has kicked up again.
However, questions are being raised about the credibility of some statements that have been made by Clinton’s long-time physician, Lisa Bardack



Related:

Angry Hillary Clinton


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 25th, 2016.]

Hillary Clinton's Crumbling Health



Hillary Clinton's Crumbling Health by debunkerbuster
Let's debunk this once and for all. Hillary Clinton is not well. Her physical health is not good, we'll share some of the evidence and emails on this live broadcast. It hasn't been good for YEARS. This is, therefore, a cover-up: the candidate does not mean the definition of physically or mentally fit, in the view of many. We will discuss those claims. We will discuss the media's censorship of Hillary Clinton's health problems. All of it gets discussed today; relax, join us, and let's out some truth.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 25th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E970): Hippies vs Hipsters


Max and Stacy warn hipsters, “Don’t let the hippie man keep you down.” As the intergenerational baton is passed to a bigger voting bloc called ‘Millennial’, they look at the economic consequences to all the Ponzi and pyramid schemes which worked well for the Boomers. Max interviews Wolf Richter about the real numbers behind US income data and Germany’s export plunge. They also discuss whether or not Deutsche Bank can survive these days of major fines.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 25th, 2016.]

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Lavrov Rejects Claims that Aid Convoy was Hit by Syrian Air Force


The humanitarian convoy in Aleppo could not have been hit by Syria’s Air Force as the attack occurred in the dark when Syrian aircrafts do not fly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has told the Rossiya 1 TV channel.

"Our military have already made the statements that our aviation did not work there. The Syrian aviation could not work as the attack on the convoy occurred during the hours of darkness," said Lavrov, who is attending the session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

"The Syrian Air Force does not fly at this time, they don’t have such possibilities, and the attack occurred at the moment when the humanitarian cargo was being unloaded in eastern Aleppo," he explained.
http://tass.com/politics/901157

Other reports point out that the only aircraft in the area was a Predator drone used by US-coalition forces (including the CIA).

Related Info:

US attack on Syrian troops not an accident, definitely intentional – Assad to AP


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 24th, 2016.]