Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Saudis Provide Cover for Turkey to Start Military Operation in Syria

"Although Riyadh states about the intention to fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, there are big doubts about that. It is more likely that the Saudis intend to provide support to those armed formations, which are fighting against the Syrian government forces. The point is that neither Saudi Arabia nor Turkey conceal that they are seeking to remove Bashar Assad from power. This is taking place at a time when Assad’s troops have started to actively change a balance of forces on the border with Turkey with the support of Russia’s air task force. So, Riyadh’s intention is to solve other tasks under the guise of the struggle against the Islamic State," Akhmetov told TASS.

Saudi Arabia and Turkey cannot allow Assad’s army to push militants away from the province of Latakia. This would mean a serious defeat for Riyadh and Ankara, which they cannot accept. This is because the talk is already about the liberation of Aleppo, the oldest city with a 5-million population, he noted.

Saudi Arabia can render Turkey logistical support and help with finances and weapons, the expert said. It is not ruled out that Riyadh may send several thousand troops to Syria from the National Guard directly subordinate to the Saudi king. Riyadh shows interest in Syrian oil-bearing provinces, over which Saudi Arabia would like to establish control. But a far greater danger for the Syrian government troops comes from Turkey.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been backing opposition extremists, including both FSA and ISIS, from their inception:

Escobar: (NATO and Gulf Country) Al-Qaeda Agents Worm into Syrian Rebel Army in 2011

Robert Fisk - Saudi and Turkish backing of ISIS

Robert Fisk: SAA Strongest Institution, FSA Doesn't Exist, Rebels Targeting Christians

DW Report | ISIS Supply Channels from Turkey

Turkish army raid the Turkey’s national intelligence service weapons shipment destined for ISIS (weapons revealed at 14:30 onwards in clip)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Ten Facts Why Netanyahu is a Criminal and that Israel is a “Rogue State”

1. Netanyahu heads the only undeclared nuclear weapons entity on the planet yet still ludicrously alleges that non­ nuclear Iran is trying to exterminate the state of Israel with its 100s of warheads in its Dimona secret arsenal, (all of which are outside the inspection of the IAEA), in an abortive effort to damage the agreed Iran peace deal, painstakingly negotiated by the UN Security Council members and the EU. His convoluted political machinations, in Washington and Europe, have resulted in ignominious failure as Iran rejoins the international community.

2. His government also refuses to be a party to both the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions (CWC / BWC) to which all EU members and most other UN states are signatories

3. His right­wing, extremist government supports the continued illegal occupation and settlement of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in violation of international law, in addition to continuing a blockade of essential materials to 1.8 million in Gaza that has received global condemnation.

4. He exerts a wholly undemocratic influence over the Republican­ AIPAC dominated US congress in Washington thereby disproportionately skewing American foreign policy in favour of Israel
9. He is the leader of a party whose published charter requires the ethnic cleansing of all indigenous Palestinians in order to establish a Greater Israel in all of former Palestine

10. Likud’s official agenda to establish the so­called ‘facts on the ground’ is a blatant attempt to abort the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

Add the fact they are also involved in false flag terror attacks, and were one of the primary entities involved in staging September 11:

911 and War by Deception

Related Info:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out (about the forensic evidence)

Many of us informed citizens do not appreciate the current war on terror (which is essentially war using proxy forces).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Are The Payroll Jobs Reports Merely Propaganda Statements? — Paul Craig Roberts

US economics statistics are so screwed up that they do not provide an accurate picture.

Consider the latest monthly payroll jobs report. According to the report, in January 151,000 new jobs were created. Where are these jobs? According to the report, 69% of the new jobs are accounted for by retail employment and waitresses and bartenders. If we add in health care and social assistance, the entirety of the new jobs are accounted for. This is not the employment picture of a First World economy.

According to the report, in January the retail sector added 57,700 jobs. Considering that January is the month that followed a disappointing Christmas December, do you think retailers added 57,700 employees? Such a large increase in retail employment suggests an expected rise in sales, but transportation and warehousing lost 20,300 jobs and wholesale trade added only 8,800.

Perhaps it is mistaken to think that employment in these sectors should move together. Possibly the retail jobs, if they are real, are part-time jobs replacing a smaller number of terminated full-time jobs in order that employers can avoid benefits costs. If this is the case, then the retail jobs are bad news, not good news.

The reported unemployment rate of 4.9% is misleading as it does not count discouraged workers. When discouraged workers are added, the actual rate of US unemployment is about 23%, a number more consistent with the decline in the labor force participation rate. In January 2006 the labor force participation rate was 66%. In January 2016 the labor force participation rate is 62.7%.

The government has a second official unemployment rate that counts short-term discouraged workers (discouraged for less than one year). That rate, known as U-6, is 10%, twice the “headline rate” which is always the U-3 measure that excludes all discouraged workers not currently looking for a job.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 9th, 2016.]

Monday, 8 February 2016

No More Games in Syria: Russian Airstrikes Pulverize 'Moderate' Rebels for 36 Straight Hours

It's a bad time to be a "moderate" in Syria: Even the Washington Post is now reporting that Al-Nusra and other freedom-loving moderate groups are losing the war. As the SAA closes in on Aleppo, Russia is paving the way for a new offensive in northern Homs. And by "paving the way", we really mean "36 hours of continuous airstrikes":
For 36 straight hours, the Russian Air Force has pulverized the Islamist rebel defenses in northern Homs, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) prepare to strike the imperative villages of Harbinifseh and Kisseen that are located along the Orontes River.According to a senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian Air Force’s powerful airstrikes over northern Homs are part of the largest aerial campaign launched by the Russian Federation since the advent of their participation in the Syrian Conflict.
Trusted western media outlets are already crying foul, accusing Russia and Assad of derailing peace talks.

The reality is that the west and its Arab client states wanted terrorist groups to have a seat at the negotiating table, which was (rightfully) unacceptable to Moscow.

It looks like Russia has found a more effective way of negotiating with Al-Nusra and Ahrar Al-Sham: Surrender or be turned to dust.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

Hacking Democracy - The Hack

This is the hack that proved America's elections can be stolen using a few lines of computer code.

Wherever there votes are electronically tallied in the USA the vote can be rigged. This is why you can have widely divergent independent polling numbers compared to the official results.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E871): Stupid People & Stupid Policies

In this episode of the Keiser Report back in London, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert get the popcorn and the potato chips out to discuss the symbolism of negative interest rates, yield curves and intraday oil price swings. In the second half, Max interviews Brenda Kelly, head analyst at London Capital Group, about negative interest rates, US durable goods orders and fraud booms.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

L.A.Methane Rupture, Filling the Los Angeles Basin

Low Pressure Off Shore will continue to push the Deadly Mixture of Methane, Benzene and Radon into the Los Angeles Basin.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 8th, 2016.]

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Why the ‘Sultan of Chaos’ is Freaking Out - Pepe Escobar

Picture sleepless nights at ‘Sultan’ Erdogan’s palace in Ankara. Imagine him livid when he learns the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Russian air power, started a preemptive Battle of Aleppo – through the Bayirbucak region - cutting off Ankara’s top weaponizing corridor and Jihadi highway.

Who controls this corridor will control the final outcome of the war in Syria.

Meanwhile, in Geneva, the remote-controlled Syrian opposition, a.k.a. High Negotiations Committee, graphically demonstrated they never wanted to meet with the Damascus delegation in the first place – “proximity” talks or otherwise, even after Washington and Moscow roughly agreed on a two-year transition plan leading to a theoretically secular, nonsectarian Syria.

The Saudi front wanted no less than Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Islam and all Jabhat al-Nusra, a.k.a. al-Qaeda in Syria, collaborators at the table in Geneva. So the Geneva charade, quicker than one can say “Road to Aleppo!” was exposed for what it is.
The bulk of the Syrian ‘opposition’ used to be armchair warriors co-opted by the CIA for years, as well as CIA Muslim Brotherhood patsies/vassals. Many of these characters preferred the joys of Paris to a hard slog on Syrian ground. Now the ‘opposition’ is basically warlords answering to the House of Saud even for bottles of water – regardless of the suit-and-tie former Ba’ath Party ministers handpicked to be the face of the opposition for the gullible Western corporate media.

Meanwhile, the ‘4+1’ – Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, plus Hezbollah – is now winning decisive facts on the ground. The break down; there won’t be regime change in Damascus. Yet no one broke the news to the Turks and Saudis.
‘Sultan’ Erdogan is wallowing in a sea of desperation. He continues to divert the gravely serious issues at stake to his own war against the PYD - the umbrella organization of the Syrian Kurds - and the YPG (People's Protection Units, their military wing). Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu wanted the PYD not only banned from Geneva but they want it smashed on the ground, as they see the PYD/YPG as “terrorists” allied to the PKK.

Yet what is ‘Sultan’ Erdogan going to do? Defy the recently arrived 4G++ Sukhoi Su-35S fighters – which are scaring the hell out of every NATO Dr. Strangelove? The Turkish Air Force putting its bases on “orange alert” may scare the odd vagrant dog at best. The same applies to NATO Secretary-General, figurehead Jens Stoltenberg, pleading to Russia “to act responsibly and fully respect NATO airspace.”

Moscow is going after the Turkmen with a vengeance and at the same time providing air support to the PYD west of the Euphrates. That hits the ‘Sultan’ in his heart of hearts; after all Erdogan has threatened multiple times that a PYD/YPG advance west of the Euphrates is the ultimate red line.

An already scared NATO won’t support the folly of an Erdogan war against Russia – as much as US and UK neocons may crave it; as NATO decisions must be unanimous, the last thing EU powers Germany and France want is yet another Southwest Asia war. NATO may deploy the odd Patriot missiles in southern Anatolia and the odd AWACs to support the Turkish Air Force. But that’s it.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]

The War in Syria Explained - The New Axis of Evil

The alliances and proxies of the Syrian Front explained. World War III - The New Axis of Evil

A new video from StormCloudsGathering.

Related Info:

Syrian Army Cuts Al-Nusra Militants' Supply Line Between Aleppo and Turkey

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]

Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal

Just a few (25) of the scandals, lies, and criminal activity of Hillary Clinton.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]

Monsanto Connections Motivate Democrats to Drop Support for Hillary Clinton

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]

Speak Out Against Sex Trafficking on Game Day

Game Day is a lucrative time of year for the sex trafficking industry. While you’re waiting for kickoff, countless homeless children will be forced to sell themselves for someone else’s profit – sadly, an everyday occurrence in America. Help us save them… before it’s too late.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 7th, 2016.]

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Turkey Might Be Gearing Up for Invasion of Syria – Russian Defense Ministry

Developments on the Turkish-Syrian border give serious grounds to suspect that Ankara is planning a military invasion in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Turkey has been sponsoring terrorists in Syria since the opening of hostilities in 2011.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 6th, 2016.]

International Military Review - Syria, Feb. 04-05: Terrorist Forces in Retreat at Aleppo

Notice how the terrorist forces, including ISIS, back up onto the Turkish border? This is because the Government of Turkey is a State Sponsor of terrorism - past videos showing oil trucks crossing the border, and arms shipments going the other way, have verified this contention.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 6th, 2016.]

Was Donald Trump's "Emergency Landing" A Final Warning to Exit the Race?

The elite have been gunning for Trump’s anti-establishment campaign – as they have for others in the past like Ron Paul and Ross Perot. Was the emergency landing by Trump’s private jet – just days after he accused Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucus – more than just a coincidental problem?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 6th, 2016.]

Full Speech: Donald Trump EXPLOSIVE Rally in Milford, NH (2-2-16)

Full Speech: Donald Trump EXPLOSIVE Rally in... by debunkerbuster

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 6th, 2016.]

Some Thoughts on The X-Files Season 10

Not a bad opening episode except that I thought the acting was a bit wooden and the script seemed a bit cheesy - it seemed a bit less subtle and less sophisticated than I remembered from the old show.

In the full length monologue (the one above is abridged) there is a short run down of various UFO events. Mulder mentioned the Washington DC sightings and Pentagon press conference but mistakenly said this was in 1957. It was July 1952. This simple mistake concerning a famous case is not so good considering Mulder is supposed to be a top notch UFO expert.

Also, the TV show depicted a large saucer to represent what happened in the Roswell incident.

However, the accounts of the Roswell crash from rancher Mac Brazel and US intelligence officer Jesse Marcell described a large debris field of relatively small parts. Another account taken at the time described a second site where the wreckage of a 'winged' vehicle with deceased occupants was seen - it was not saucer shaped.

I guess the show was taking artistic licence in order to tell their story.

One thing I really did like was the Season 10 intro. I forgot how great the opening music and images were. It really drew you into the show ...

Related Info:

The Roswell Incident - Full Length Documentry

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 6th, 2016.]

Friday, 5 February 2016

US Elections as Political Theater; Syria Peace Talks vs Battlefield Reality; US vs China in Africa

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on CPR Sunday with security analyst Mark Sleboda [pictured left], and broadcaster Don DeBar to discuss the latest global developments. The conversation opens with a short discussion of the US presidential race and the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump.
Eric, Mark, and Don spend the majority of the hour discussing the latest round of Syria peace talks and contrasting that to the situation on the ground where the Syrian Arab Army continues to make gains. They discuss the Kurds and their shifting allegiance to Moscow. Finally, Eric touches on the US attempts to undermine sovereignty in the Great Lakes region of Africa in order to re-establish its hegemony as Africa looks increasingly to China. Much much more as well in this weekly hour long conversation.

Syria peace talks analysis starts at 16:00.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 5th, 2016.]

Bombshell: Hillary’s Unsecured Emails Contained Names of CIA Spies

Last Friday (Jan. 29) afternoon, the State Department released another court-mandated batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails from when she was secretary of state. But 22 emails (totaling 37 pages of text) were withheld, even with entire sections redacted.

Those 22 emails were withheld at the request of the intelligence community because although Hillary and her staff treated them as “unclassified,” the emails actually were “Top Secret”.

“Top Secret” is the federal government’s highest official classification level, defined as “information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.” The disclosure of Top Secret information is a serious criminal matter that normal Americans face prosecution and substantial jail time for perpetrating.

So what is in those 22 “Top Secret” emails?

Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne report for FoxNews, Feb. 1, 2016, that according to a U.S. government official who has reviewed the documents, the 22 emails are withheld because they contain “operational intelligence” — real-time information on intelligence collection, sources (informants on CIA’s payroll), the movement of assets, as well as names of CIA agents. The presence of that information on Hillary’s unsecure, personal email system jeopardized “sources, methods and lives”.

The official was not authorized to speak on the record and was limited in discussing the contents because of their highly classified nature. The official emphasized that the “TOP SECRET” documents were sent over an extended period of time — from the installation of Hillary’s private email server in 2009 until early 2013 when Clinton stepped down as secretary of state.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), who sits on the House intelligence committee, said Hillary had to know what she was dealing with: “There is no way that someone, a senior government official who has been handling classified information for a good chunk of their adult life, could not have known that this information ought to be classified, whether it was marked or not. Anyone with the capacity to read and an understanding of American national security, an 8th grade reading level or above, would understand that the release of this information or the potential breach of a non-secure system presented risk to American national security.”

Pompeo pointed out that the Top Secret information might have fallen into the hands of the Iranians, or the Russians, or the Chinese, or just hackers, and that the Obama administration should assume that information has in fact gotten out. That, in turn, counsels changes in operations by the military and intelligence communities.

On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, one day before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton claimed ignorance on the sensitivity of the materials because they weren’t marked as “classified”. She accused the Republicans of using it “to beat up on me.”

When ABC’s “This Week” reminded her that in her signed 2009 non-disclosure agreement, she had acknowledged that markings are irrelevant (the agreement states “classified information is marked or unmarked … including oral communications”), Hillary blamed her aides, saying: “When you receive information, of course, there has to be some markings, some indication that someone down the chain had thought that this was classified and that was not the case.”

But Hillary is contradicted by national security attorney Edward MacMahon Jr., who represented former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling in the high-profile leak investigation regarding a New York Times reporter. MacMahon said, “Everybody who has a security clearance [as Hillary had] has an individual obligation to protect the information. Just because somebody sends it to you … you can’t just turn a blind eye and pretend it never happened and pretend it’s unclassified information.”

These rules, known as the Code of Federal Regulations, apply to U.S. government employees with security clearances and state there is an obligation to report any possible breach by both the sender and the receiver of the information. The rules state: “Any person who has knowledge that classified information has been or may have been lost, possibly compromised or disclosed to an unauthorized person shall immediately report the circumstances to an official designated for this purpose.”

Meanwhile, the release of other Hillary emails has revealed that then-Sen. John Kerry (who is now secretary of state was also using an unsecured, personal email account for classified information.
Furthermore, a 2009 email released to Judicial Watch after a federal lawsuit shows that Patrick Kennedy, the top administrator at the State Department was, in the words of Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, “in on Hillary Clinton’s separate email network and system from the get-go.” Kennedy is expected to testify this month before the Republican-led Benghazi Select Committee.

According to John Schindler of Observer, CIA and the entire intelligence community are in panic mode right now, trying to determine which intelligence officers and agents have been compromised by Hillary’s EmailGate. A senior intelligence community official called the 22 withheld emails “a death sentence” for CIA officers and foreign agents working for U.S. intelligence, saying, “if we’re lucky only agents, not our officers, will get killed because of this.”

At a minimum, valuable covers have been blown, careers have been ruined, and lives have been put at serious risk. Our spies’ greatest concern now is what’s still in Hillary’s emails that investigators have yet to find.

And what about those 30,000 emails that Hillary had deleted?

An exasperated Pentagon counterintelligence official said, “I’ll spend the rest of my career trying to figure out what classified information was in those. Everybody is mad as hell right now. The worst part is that Moscow and Beijing have that information but the intelligence community maybe never will.”

People have gone to jail for much less, like John Kiriakou who confirmed CIA conducted torture (crimes).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 5th, 2016.]

Keiser Report (E870): Russian New Culinary Movement

In this episode of the Keiser Report back in London, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss sweethearts, strippers and 666 as Valentine’s Day comes early for the devils at the UK’s tax office. They also play a video clip from an interview with Boris Akimov of LavkaLavka restaurant (http://www.lavkalavka.com) in Moscow discussing sanctions, GMOs and hipsters. In the second half, Max interviews Kerry-Anne Mendoza of TheCanary.co about Osborne’s Britain, where austerity-induced suicides are up double digit percentages and the taxpayer is losing billions on stealthly but massive privatizations of state assets.

Great second half about the UK Government selling off public service assets.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 5th, 2016.]