Monday, 28 July 2014

Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? Europe is Complicit in its Own Demise — Paul Craig Roberts


The Russian government has finally realized that it has no Western “partners,” and is complaining bitterly about the propagandistic lies and disinformation issued without any evidence whatsoever against the Russian government by Washington, its European vassals, and presstitute media.

Perhaps the Russian government thought that only Iraq, Libya, Syria, China, and Edward Snowden would be subjected to Washington’s lies and demonization.

It was obvious enough that Russia would be next.

The Russian government and Europe need to look beyond Washington’s propaganda, because the reality is much worst.

NATO commander General Breedlove and Senate bill 2277 clearly indicate that Washington is organizing itself and Europe for war against Russia (see my previously posted column).

Europe is reluctant to agree with Washington to put Ukraine in NATO. Europeans understand that if Washington or its stooges in Kiev cause a war with Russia Europe will be the first casualty. Washington finds its vassals’ noncompliance tiresome. Remember Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s “fuck the EU.” And that is just what Washington is about to do.

The US Senate’s Russian Aggression Prevention Act, about which I reported in my previous column, does even more mischief than I reported. If the bill passes, which it likely will, Washington becomes empowered to bypass NATO and to grant the status of “allied nation” to Ukraine independently of NATO membership. By so doing, Washington can send troops to Ukraine and thereby commit NATO to a war with Russia.

Notice how quickly Washington escalated the orchestrated Ukrainian “crisis” without any evidence into “Russian aggression.” Overnight we have the NATO commander and US senators taking actions against “Russian aggression” of which no one has seen any evidence.

With Iraq, Libya, and Syria, Washington learned that Washington could act on the basis of baldfaced lies. No one, not Great Britain, not France, not Germany, not Italy, not the Netherlands, not Canada, not Australia, not Mexico, not New Zealand, not Israel, nor Japan, nor S. Korea, nor Taiwan, nor (substitute your selection) stepped forward to hold Washington accountable for its blatant lies and war crimes. The UN even accepted the package of blatant and obviously transparent lies that Colin Powell delivered to the UN. Everything Powell said had already been refuted by the UN’s own weapons inspectors. Yet the UN pussies gave the go-ahead for a devastating war.

The only conclusion is that all the whores were paid off. The whores can always count on Washington paying them off. For money the whores are selling out civilization to Washington’s war, which likely will be nuclear and terminate life on earth. The whores’ money will incinerate with them.

It is hardly surprising that Washington now targets Russia.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/07/25/russia-humanity-future-paul-craig-roberts/

Great article from Roberts about the need for the rest of the world to stand up to lunatic US hegemonic moves. The crazies need to be held accountable. Inside the USA special Grand Juries or independent military JAG units could act to stop the criminals. US States have the capacity to organise and act to bring to account those in violation of their Oaths of Office - to protect the Constitution.

Related Info (Recommended Reading from Washington's Blog):

Why Does Anyone Believe the State Department … After Being Caught In Repeated Lies?


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2014.]

HAMAS Did NOT Kill the Three Israeli Teens Murdered in the West Bank: Israeli Police



Source from Whatreallyhappened.com

Related Info:

Who Broke The Cease Fire - Hamas or Israel 2008 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E632): Dumb Money


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with a double header discussing the ‘dumb money’ piling into markets just as the Spectator’s cover story reads: “The Next Crash: We could be on the brink of another financial crisis.” Max and Stacy read through the piece in shock at the obvious signs of misallocation of wealth while chasing dumb bubbles - including a P/E ratio now at 25.6 compared to a historic norm of 16.5. In the second half, they examine more misallocation of wealth as the US spends an additional $1 trillion annually on healthcare compared to if they spent the same percentage of GDP as the next most expensive country, the Netherlands. While overspending by $1 trillion, the energy grid has the most blackouts of any developed nation and yet less than half a trillion could replace the dumb, old grid with a smart, new one.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2014.]

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Catastrophe of #MH17: #BBC in the Search of the “#BUK” – The Video Report Deleted by @BBC


The original BBC Video Report was published by BBC Russian Service on July 23, 2014. Why did BBC delete this report by Olga Ivshina? Is it because the BBC team was unable to find any evidence that a rocket was launched in the area that the Ukrainian Security Service (“SBU”) alleges to be the place from which the Novorossiya Militia launched a “BUK” missile?

Or is it because every eyewitness interviewed by the BBC team specifically indicated the presence of Ukrainian military aircraft right beside the Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH17 at the time that it was shot down?

Or is it because of eyewitness accounts (like the one posted following the transcript of the BBC report) confirming that the Ukrainian air force regularly used civilian aircraft flying over Novorossiya as human shields to protect its military aircraft conducting strikes against civilian population from the Militia’s anti-aircraft units?
http://slavyangrad.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/video-report-deleted-by-bbc/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2014.]

Demonization Of Russia In Ukraine Unfounded


David invites author, American economist and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, Paul Craig Roberts, to discuss the collapse of the Ukraine government and the U.S.'s continued attempt to manipulate Ukraine and Russian politics behind the scenes.



Great insights from Paul Craig Roberts.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2014.]

Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians (What the Nazis Did to the Jews)


Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Francis Boyle – responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, with a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University - says:
I spoke with the head military lawyer for the IDF, Joel Zinger. And I said … “It’s clear you people are inflicting Nuremberg crimes on the Palestinians. Exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews. What’s your explanation?” 
He said: “Military necessity.” 
Notice, he didn’t disagree with me. 
I said: “That argument was rejected at Nuremberg when the lawyers for the Nazis made it.” 
And then he said: “Well, we have public relations people in the United States … and they handle these matters for us.”
Source: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/nurenberg-crimes.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2014.]

How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder


Abby Martin cuts through the media narratives on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, going over the different ways Israel targets international audiences with ‘Hasbara’, a narrative that gives legitimacy to policies that have killed and displaced millions of Palestinian Arabs.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2014.]

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Cold Warmongering: Putin Vilified by MSM Magazines & Newspapers


Kiev says the Malaysian airliner didn't veer off course before going down - contradicting evidence provided by the Russian Defence Ministry. Meanwhile amid conflicting claims and a lack of clear proof, the media are stirring up talk of a new Cold War, jumping at any opportunity to point the finger.



The first clip features the censored BBC Russia news story where witnesses saw a military jet flying close to where the Malaysian airliner was shot down.

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Story #2:
Where’s the Beef? US Media Blame Game VS Russia’s Counter-Evidence

The MH17 crash is turned into an information war by western media. Despite the US officials say there is no evidence of Russia’s involvement in MH17 crash, the Western media is looking for a new face to blame.



The accusations of direct Russian involvement in the shootdown, with the implication that civilian airlines had been deliberately targeted, are absurd, and were so from the first day of the incident. RT is right to criticise the western media (and various politicians/experts) over their handling of the tragic event.

It was interesting to see the snippet of the CNN interview with the leader in Donetsk who was told that if their forces moved the bodies they'd be responsible. ie they were warned off moving the bodies. I have doubts that they were blocking any investigation due to the number of media on scene.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2014.]

Ukraine Plane ... Jumping to Conclusions (Background on Russian Apartment Bombings)


Background information on the 1999 Russian apartment bombings. Analyst Ryan Dawson makes a case against it being a false flag and addresses the Litvinenko polonium poisoning (not done by the Russians either).



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2014.]

A Brief Gaza Conflict Timeline - from Whatreallyhappened.com


The webmaster, Mike Rivero, of Whatreallyhappened.com wrote the following timeline (on 24/7) that spells out the fact that the Israelis are responsible for the fighting in Gaza. Plus, Israeli security forces killed a number of Palestinians before any HAMAS rockets had been launched. They were the provocateurs.
Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.
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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2014.]

MSNBC, Mainstream Media Under Attack for Biased Gaza Coverage


MSNBC is the hot seat after being accused of having a pro-Israeli bias in its coverage of the conflict in Gaza. While on-air Monday, Rula Jebreal scolded the network for being “disgustingly biased” and ignoring the plight facing Palestinians as Israel and Hamas continue their fighting. Shortly after her critique, the journalist took to Twitter to claim that all of her future appearances had been cancelled, prompting a major backlash that prompted the network to have her reappear and make her case.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E631): Blackmail Insurance Sale


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss reputational apartheid and delusion insurance as we all become blackmailable. In the second half, Max interviews microbiologist, Jason Tetro, author of The Germ Code, about what germs can teach us about the modern economy and about the similarities between Las Vegas and C.Dificile.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2014.]

Friday, 25 July 2014

US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It — Paul Craig Roberts


After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement.

Obviously, the US satellite photos do not support the Obama regime’s lies. If the White House had any evidence of Russian complicity, it would have released it to great fanfare days ago.
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Washington will never permit official clarification of MH-17. Today (July 23) the BBC (the British Brainwashing Corporation) declared: “Whitehall sources say information has emerged that MH17 crash evidence was deliberated tampered with, as the plane’s black boxes arrive in the UK.”

After making this claim of tampered with black boxes, the BBC contradicted itself: “The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the investigation, said ‘valid data’ had been downloaded from MH17’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) which will be ‘further analyzed’. The board said: ‘The CVR was damaged but the memory module was intact. Furthermore no evidence or indications of manipulation of the CVR was found.’”

The BBC does not tell us how the black boxes are simultaneously in British and Dutch hands, or how they got into British and Dutch hands when the separatists gave the black boxes to the Malaysians with the guarantee that the black boxes would be turned over to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for expert and non-politicized examination.

So where are the black boxes? If the Malaysians gave them to the British, Whitehall will tell whatever lie Washington demands. If Washington’s British puppet actually has the black boxes, we will never know the truth. Judging from the hostile and unsupported accusations against Russia from the bought-and-paid-for Netherlands prime minister, we can expect the Dutch also to lie for Washington. Apparently, Washington has succeeded in removing the “investigation” from the ICAO’s hands and placing the investigation in the hands of its puppets.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/07/23/us-intelligence-evidence-russia-paul-craig-roberts/

The point about the US having satellite data and not releasing it is a very good one. If they had clear proof, and could point to the rebel BUK missile launcher, they should have done so already.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Pilots Heard Ukrainian Air Traffic Control Order MH17 to Change Route - Russia Accuses Kiev of Tampering with ATC Recordings


The AI Dreamliner was less than 25km away from MH17 when it was shot down, a flying distance of just 90 seconds.
 
Ukraine ATC subsequently asked the Dreamliner pilots to try and make contact with MH17 when it disappeared from radar, but to no avail.
 
India’s civil aviation industry denied that the Dreamliner was in the region when the incident occurred, although flight tracking data shows it was in the vicinity.
 
The news arrives as Russia accused Kiev of tampering with air traffic control data in order to sway the outcome of the investigation into what happened to MH17.
 
“According to reports that emerge, Ukrainian authorities are conducting certain covert activities involving data storage equipment and employees of Ukrainian air traffic control services, both civilian and military, without notifying international organizations,” spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.
 
As we reported yesterday, the question of why Ukrainian authorities have refused to release transcripts of air traffic control conversations with pilots of the doomed airliner continues to swirl almost a week after the incident. In comparison, air traffic control transcripts involving Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing in March, were released publicly within 72 hours.
 
Almost immediately after MH17 was shot down, “Ukraine’s SBU security service…. confiscated recordings of conversations between Ukrainian air traffic control officers and the crew of the doomed airliner,” reported BBC News.
 
Information obtained from the recordings could determine the veracity of Russia’s claim that MH17 was being closely followed by at least one Ukrainian fighter jet in the minutes before its demise.
 
Questions have abounded as to why flight MH17 pilots were re-routed to overfly eastern Ukraine when most other major airlines have avoided the airspace for months. Data shows that MH17′s previous ten flight paths before the shoot down avoided eastern Ukraine entirely.
http://www.infowars.com/pilots-heard-ukrainian-air-traffic-control-order-mh17-to-change-route/

Withholding information indicates a cover-up of some kind - either of wrong doing or incompetence - or perhaps it was done as a deliberate ploy to simply sow confusion (a psy-op) which I find unlikely in this particular instance. If the tapes had information that proved the fault of the rebels in Donetsk, then you would expect they would have been released along with the other 'evidence' that has come from Kiev.

Related Info:

MH17: only 6 AIDS researchers/activists on board; not 100+ as MSM reported

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked?




The video referenced by the New York Times was, in fact, posted on the Facebook account of the Ukrainian Interior Minister. The allegation was that the launcher was crossing the border with Russia.

However, going by the billboard and other features of the scenery, Russian bloggers and news sources claim to have identified the road in the video as having been taken in or near the town of Krasnoarmeisk (“Krasnoarmiysk” in Ukrainian), which has been under Kiev’s control since May.

In fact, the billboard is supposedly advertising a Krasnoarmeisk car dealership. Also, one of the structures in the background is said to be a construction materials store on Gorkii Street, Krasnoarmeisk.

Please note that this town is (very roughly) 120 kilometers from the Russian border and 80 kilometers from where the Malaysian 777 went down. And again, it has been under Kiev’s control since May.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-21/key-piece-video-%E2%80%9Cevidence%E2%80%9D-russian-responsibility-malaysian-plane-shootdown-debunked?page=1

Zerohedge are doing a good job covering this story. My question on this video is who was filming this BUK system, and where is the rest of the tape? It's awfully convenient 'evidence'.

And where are reports and pictures of the BUK missile smoke trails?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Hacked Emails "False Flag to Occur in Ukraine" So U.S. Military Gets Involved Against Russia


CNBC running story saying Russia media blaming CIA for downed MH17. Remember the Hacked emails from March between Army Attache and Ukraine Military General calling for a false flag to blame on Russia so the U.S. can get involved with the military against Russia.



Apart from pointing out the hacked false flag planning emails, the video has an excellent go at US accusations of a controlled Russian media pointing out that western corporate media has a very poor record in exactly this regard.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Perverted Truth: How Rebel Mourning MH17 Victims was Turned into Looter with Trophy



Twitter is quick, but too quick sometimes – recently it burst with photos of an evil Ukrainian militiaman who took a teddy bear from the victim of Malaysia plane crash as a trophy. But the full video shows he was just paying the tribute to the dead.

The footage shows that one of the members of self-defense troops suddenly saw a teddy bear which apparently belonged to a child who was among the 298 passenger on board the Malaysian jet.

“We want those bastards to see whom they shot down,” the man said, “Do you see?” meaning that there were innocent children who died in the crash.

Then he carefully put the toy back to a heap of other items that used to belong to the passengers.

After that he took off his cap and marked himself with a sign of the cross paying the tribute to the memory of the victims of the catastrophe.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=504_1406035756

Heinous misinformation busted - I suspected this truth because of the subtle expression on his face.

Here's the video from the scene:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Rolling Coverage of Current Situation in Gaza (05:30 GMT) (P.2)




James Morris provides a reminder about the largely Israeli causes of the conflict.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Keiser Report (E630): Goldfish Cryptocurrency


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert remember George W. Bush in 2008 saying Wall Street got drunk, needs to sober up and stop playing with fancy financial instruments as today those 'fancy financial instruments' go downmarket with subprime loans on used automobiles. In the second half, Max interviews Jan Skoyles, CEO of the Real Asset Company, about bitcoin, silver and gold and the new service of offering gold on the blockchain!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2014.]

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officials: Russia Was Not Directly Involved, and The Most Likely Explanation Was the Plane Was Shot Down By MISTAKE


We’ve previously documented civilian planes have accidentally been shot down by Ukraine, Russia, the U.S., Israel and China, and that the Malaysian plane may have accidentally been shot down over Russia.

The Associated Press confirms this possibility:

Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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A senior official said the most likely explanation was the plane was shot down by mistake.
http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/senior-u-s-intelligence-officials-russia-directly-involved-likely-explanation-plane-shot-mistake/

There is no way the Russians or rebels would have deliberately shot down the aircraft. The initial accusations in the western media, and from various politicians, were obvious political attempts at vilifying Russia.

The other question that remains is whether Kiev forces shot down the plane deliberately or as an accident - as opposed to the rebels being responsible.

Related Info:

Russia Releases Satellite Photos Of Kiev Occupiers Deploying BUK-M1 Missiles In Eastern Ukraine and Radar Proof Of Kiev Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2014.]