Friday, 28 July 2017

Trump, Scaramucci, Sessions, Mueller, Wikileaks, and Revolution. Michael Rivero


Refusing to Testify, Disappearing Emails, Legal Tender, and Social Media Manipulation
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Everything You Need to Know About the Imran Awan Arrest and Debbie Wassermann Shultz




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

US House of Representatives Approves New Sanctions Against Russia, Iran, N. Korea


The US House of Representatives has voted for new sanctions against Russia as well as Iran and North Korea. They come in response to what officials call 'dangerous actions undermining America and its allies'. During the hearing, legislators repeatedly referred to allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election last year.



It's economic war against Russia to benefit US gas companies and neocons.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – July 26, 2017: SAA, SDF Divide Spheres Of Influence In Eastern Syria




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Paul Joseph Watson Exposes Israeli Genocide of Palestinians in Gaza




This clip is from about 3 years ago. Zionism and Islamic extremism are obstacles to peace that must be addressed.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Braindead Pelosi and Schumer Beg the Middle Class For Votes after Calling them Deplorable - Styx




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Leftypol vs 4Chan: The Intellectual Ass Crack of the Internet - Black Pigeon




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Why Can't People See This? (Truthstream)




Paid activists and protesters (COINTELPRO).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

The Real History of The Crusades - Molyneux


Were the Crusades an unprovoked act of aggression on behalf of bloodthirsty Christians? Did the First Crusade mark the beginning of close to a millennium of hostility between Christianity and Islam, or did the conflict begin centuries earlier? Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dr. Duke Pesta to discuss the truth about the Crusades!



One point of dispute is with Dr Pesta's characterisation of the modern state of Israel. The Jewish population is not indigenous but made up of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the USA.

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1101): Making Politics Great Again?


In this episode of the Keiser Report’s annual Summer Solutions series Max and Stacy talk to former mayor of Pittsboro, NC, Randy Voller, about how to Make Politics Great Again. Voller offers up solutions to our democratic deficit. In the second half they talk to John Titus about how to make the financial system great again and whether or not there is a way for the ordinary citizen to force the laws to be applied against banking crimes.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 28th, 2017.]

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Israel’s Dirty Little Secret: How it Drives US Policies Exploiting a Spineless Congress and White House


At a recent panel discussion in Washington, screenwriter, film director and producer Oliver Stone briefly addressed the issue of alleged Russian interference in the recent national election, observing that “Israel interfered in the U.S. election far more than Russia and nobody is investigating them.” A few days later, in an interview with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, Stone returned to the theme, responding to an aggressive claim that Russia had interfered in the election by challenging Colbert with “Israel had far more involvement in the U.S. election than Russia. Why don’t you ask me about that?”
 
Don’t look for the exchange with Colbert on YouTube. CBS deleted it from its broadcast and website, demonstrating once again that the “I” word cannot be disparaged on national television. Stone was, of course, referring to the fact that the Israel Lobby, most notably acting through its American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), is undeniably a foreign lobby, no less so than anyone representing the presumed interests of Russia or China. It operates with complete impunity on Capitol Hill and also at state and local levels and no one dares to require it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, which would permit scrutiny of its finances and also end its tax-exempt “educational” status. Nor does Congress or the media see fit to inquire into AIPAC’s empowerment of candidates based on their fidelity to Israel, not to mention the direct interference in the American electoral process which surfaced most visibly in its support of candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
 
The last president that sought to compel the predecessor organization of AIPAC to register was John F. Kennedy, who also was about to take steps to rein in Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program when he was assassinated, which was a lucky break for Israel, particularly as Kennedy was replaced by the passionate Zionist Lyndon Baines Johnson. Funny how things sometimes work out. The Warren Commission looked deeply into a possible Cuban connection in the shooting and came up with nothing but one has to wonder if they also investigated the possible roles of other countries. Likewise, the 9/11 Commission Report failed to examine the possible involvement of Israel in the terrorist attack in spite of a considerable body of evidence suggesting that there were a number of Israeli-sourced covert operations running in the U.S. at that time.
 
Looking back from the perspective of his more than 40 years of military service, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas Moorer described the consequences of Jewish power vis-à-vis U.S. policy towards Israel, stating that
“I’ve never seen a president – I don’t care who he is – stand up to them [the Israelis]. It just boggles your mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip those people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms. Our citizens don’t have any idea what goes on.”
He also addressed the 1967 Israeli assault on the USS Liberty, saying
“Israel attempted to prevent the Liberty’s radio operators from sending a call for help by jamming American emergency radio channels. [And that] Israeli torpedo boats machine-gunned lifeboats at close range that had been lowered to rescue the most-seriously wounded.” He concluded with “our government put Israel’s interests ahead of our own? If so, Why? Does our government continue to subordinate American interests to Israeli interests?”
It is a question that might well be asked today, as the subservience to Israeli interests is, if anything, more pervasive in 2017 Washington than it was in 2002 when Moorer spoke up. And, as in Moorer’s day, much of the partiality towards Israel makes its way through congress with little or no media coverage lest anyone begin to wonder whose tail is wagging which dog. To put it succinctly, there is an Israeli hand in much of what the United States does internationally, and the involvement is not intended to do anything good for the American people.
 
During the past several weeks alone there has been a flurry of legislation backed by Israel and its Lobby. One bill might actually have been written by AIPAC. It is called Senate 722, Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017. The bill has 63 co-sponsors, most of whom are the usual suspects, but it also included an astonishingly large number of Democrats who describe themselves as progressive, including Corey Booker and Kamila Harris, both of whom are apparently terrified lest they say “no” to Israel. With 63 co-sponsors out of 100 senators the bill was certain to pass overwhelmingly, and it was indeed approved 98 to 2, with only Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders voting “no.”
 
And there’s more to S.722 than Iran – it’s subtitle is “An act to provide congressional review and to counter Iranian and Russian governments’ aggression.” Much of it is designed to increase sanctions on both Iran and Russia while also limiting the White House’s ability to relieve any sanctions without approval by congress. Regarding Iran, the bill mandates that
“Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly develop and submit to the appropriate congressional committees a strategy for deterring conventional and asymmetric Iranian activities and threats that directly threaten the United States and key allies in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond.”
The premise is of course nonsensical as Iran’s ability to threaten anyone, least of all the United States, is limited. It is far outgunned by its neighbors and even more so by the U.S., but it has become the enemy of choice for congress as well as for the former generals who serve as White House advisers. The animus against Iran comes directly from Israel and from the Saudi Arabians, who have managed to sell their version of developments in their part of the world through a completely acquiescent and heavily Jewish influenced western media.
 
And there’s more. A bill has surfaced in the House of Representatives that will require the United States to “consult” with Israel regarding any prospective arms sales to Arab countries in the Middle East. In other words, Israel will have a say, backed up undoubtedly by Congress and the media, over what the United States does in terms of its weapons sales abroad. The sponsors of the bill, one Brad Schneider of Illinois, and Claudia Tenney of New York, want “closer scrutiny of future military arms sales” to maintain the “qualitative military edge” that Israel currently enjoys.
 
Schneider is, of course, Jewish and a life member of AIPAC, so it is hardly as if he is a disinterested party. Tenny runs for office in New York State, so it is hardly as if she is disinterested either, but the net result of all this is that American jobs and U.S. international security arrangements through weapons sales will be at least in part subject to Israeli veto. And you know that is precisely what will happen as Israel could give a damn what happens to the struggling American entity that it so successfully feeds off of.
 
And there’s still more. Bill HR 672 Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 was passed unanimously by the House of Representatives on June 14th. Yes, I said “unanimously.” The bill requires the State Department to monitor what European nations and their police forces are doing about anti-Semitism and encourages them to adopt “a uniform definition of anti-Semitism.” That means that criticism of Israel must be considered anti-Semitism and will therefore be a hate crime and prosecutable, a status that is already de facto true in Britain and France. If the Europeans don’t play ball, there is the possibility of repercussions in trade negotiations. The bill was co-sponsored by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from Florida and Nita Lowey of New York, both of whom are Jewish.
 
There is also a Senate companion bill on offer in the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2017. The bill will make the Anti-Semitism Envoy a full American Ambassador and will empower him or her with a full staff and a budget permitting meddling worldwide. The bill is sponsored by Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Marco Rubio of Florida. Gillibrand is unlikely to miss co-sponsoring anything relating to Israel due to her own self-interest and Rubio wants to be president real bad so he is following the money.
 
And finally, the U.S. Senate has also approved a resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of Israel’s conquest of East Jerusalem. Again, the vote was unanimous. The resolution was co-sponsored by Senators Charles Schumer and Mitch McConnell, two reptiles who give snakes a bad name and about whom the less said the better. Schumer is Jewish and has described himself as the “shomer” or guardian of Israel in the Senate. That the resolution opposes long established U.S. government policy that the occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank by Israel is in contravention of international law and is an impediment to any peace process with the Palestinians apparently bothered not even one Senator.
 
I might note in passing that there has been no Senate resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bravery exhibited by the officers and crew of the USS Liberty as they were being slaughtered by the Israelis at the same time as Jerusalem was being “liberated.” There is probably even more to say, to include secret agreements with the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, but I will stop at this point with one final observation. President Donald Trump traveled to the Middle East claiming to be desirous of starting serious negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, but it was all a sham. Benjamin Netanyahu took him aside and came out with the usual Israeli bullshit about the Palestinians “inciting” violence and hatred of Jews and Trump bought into it. He then went to see Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and shouted at him for being a liar and opposed to peace based on what Netanyahu had told him. That is what passes for even-handed in the U.S. government, no matter who is president. A few days later the Israelis announced the building of the largest bloc of illegal new settlements on the West Bank since 1992, an action that they claim is being coordinated with Washington.
 
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon once boasted about owning the United States. I guess he was right.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels-dirty-little-secret/5595437

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

NSA Officials and Computer Expert: Forensic Evidence Proves DNC Emails Were LEAKED, Not Hacked


Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.

After examining metadata from the “Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device, and that “telltale signs” implicating Russia were then inserted.

Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet capability for a remote hack. Of equal importance, the forensics show that the copying and doctoring were performed on the East coast of the U.S. Thus far, mainstream media have ignored the findings of these independent studies [see here and here].

Independent analyst Skip Folden, a retired IBM Program Manager for Information Technology US, who examined the recent forensic findings, is a co-author of this Memorandum. He has drafted a more detailed technical report titled “Cyber-Forensic Investigation of ‘Russian Hack’ and Missing Intelligence Community Disclaimers,” and sent it to the offices of the Special Counsel and the Attorney General. VIPS member William Binney, a former Technical Director at the National Security Agency, and other senior NSA “alumni” in VIPS attest to the professionalism of the independent forensic findings.

The recent forensic studies fill in a critical gap. Why the FBI neglected to perform any independent forensics on the original “Guccifer 2.0” material remains a mystery – as does the lack of any sign that the “hand-picked analysts” from the FBI, CIA, and NSA, who wrote the “Intelligence Community Assessment” dated January 6, 2017, gave any attention to forensics.

NOTE: There has been so much conflation of charges about hacking that we wish to make very clear the primary focus of this Memorandum. We focus specifically on the July 5, 2016 alleged Guccifer 2.0 “hack” of the DNC server. In earlier VIPS memoranda we addressed the lack of any evidence connecting the Guccifer 2.0 alleged hacks and WikiLeaks, and we asked President Obama specifically to disclose any evidence that WikiLeaks received DNC data from the Russians [see here and here].

Addressing this point at his last press conference (January 18), he described “the conclusions of the intelligence community” as “not conclusive,” even though the Intelligence Community Assessment of January 6 expressed “high confidence” that Russian intelligence “relayed material it acquired from the DNC … to WikiLeaks.”

Obama’s admission came as no surprise to us. It has long been clear to us that the reason the U.S. government lacks conclusive evidence of a transfer of a “Russian hack” to WikiLeaks is because there was no such transfer. Based mostly on the cumulatively unique technical experience of our ex-NSA colleagues, we have been saying for almost a year that the DNC data reached WikiLeaks via a copy/leak by a DNC insider (but almost certainly not the same person who copied DNC data on July 5, 2016).

From the information available, we conclude that the same inside-DNC, copy/leak process was used at two different times, by two different entities, for two distinctly different purposes:

-(1) an inside leak to WikiLeaks before Julian Assange announced on June 12, 2017, that he had DNC documents and planned to publish them (which he did on July 22) – the presumed objective being to expose strong DNC bias toward the Clinton candidacy; and
-(2) a separate leak on July 5, 2016, to pre-emptively taint anything WikiLeaks might later publish by “showing” it came from a “Russian hack.”
*  *  *
The Time Sequence

June 12, 2016: Assange announces WikiLeaks is about to publish “emails related to Hillary Clinton.”

June 15, 2016: DNC contractor Crowdstrike, (with a dubious professional record and multiple conflicts of interest) announces that malware has been found on the DNC server and claims there is evidence it was injected by Russians.

June 15, 2016: On the same day, “Guccifer 2.0” affirms the DNC statement; claims responsibility for the “hack;” claims to be a WikiLeaks source; and posts a document that the forensics show was synthetically tainted with “Russian fingerprints.”

We do not think that the June 12 & 15 timing was pure coincidence. Rather, it suggests the start of a pre-emptive move to associate Russia with anything WikiLeaks might have been about to publish and to “show” that it came from a Russian hack.

The Key Event

July 5, 2016: In the early evening, Eastern Daylight Time, someone working in the EDT time zone with a computer directly connected to the DNC server or DNC Local Area Network, copied 1,976 MegaBytes of data in 87 seconds onto an external storage device. That speed is many times faster than what is physically possible with a hack.

It thus appears that the purported “hack” of the DNC by Guccifer 2.0 (the self-proclaimed WikiLeaks source) was not a hack by Russia or anyone else, but was rather a copy of DNC data onto an external storage device. Moreover, the forensics performed on the metadata reveal there was a subsequent synthetic insertion – a cut-and-paste job using a Russian template, with the clear aim of attributing the data to a “Russian hack.” This was all performed in the East Coast time zone.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/07/u-s-intelligence-officials-computer-expert-dnc-emails-leaked-not-hacked.html

Which means the new sanctions placed against Russia are for nothing. There is no evidence Russia hacked the US election.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

Snopes (Propaganda Central) Begs for Crowdfunding: Lies Via Sampling Bias Galore! (Styx)




Styx explaining how subtle (alternative) media propaganda works - selective sampling when it comes to issues.

Related:

They Are NOT Broke—Snopes’ GoFundMe Is a Scam To Fund a Dirty Divorce

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

DNC Wasserman-Schultz Aide ARRESTED While Trying to Flee the U.S.


Former DNC IT staffer Imran Awan, who worked under DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz, was arrested on bank fraud charges today (July 25, 2017) while trying to flee the United States. This arrest comes just hours after reports the FBI has seized smashed hard drives from Debbie Wasserman-Shultz IT Aide's home. This comes as the FBI has reportedly joined the Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran Awan the longtime IT aide to the former DNC chairwoman, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them.

These events also take place amidst an ongoing fraud suit against the Democratic National Committee, where lawyers say both Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas may have been potential witnesses in the case. The lawyers in the fraud suit also say they fear they may targeted for taking on the DNC, they asked the court for protection this week, citing the suspicious deaths of Seth Rich and Shawn Lucas, deaths which many believe were prompted by the DNC to avoid exposing corruption within the organization. A number of other recent developments have added to suspicions against the DNC. including an attempted court break-in by "fake" federal agents in the same district, numerous threatening phone calls against the lawyers, and other unexplained events related to the case.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

Mexican Drug War: 2,234 Murders in June, the Country's Deadliest Month in at Least 20 Years


Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.

Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday. That’s an increase of 40% over June of last year and 80% over June of 2014.

Rising demand for heroin in the United States and a bloody power struggle inside one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels have put the country on track to record more killings in 2017 than in any year since the government began releasing crime data in 1997.

The 12,155 homicide cases opened from January to June make 2017 the deadliest first half of a year.

Though violence used to be concentrated in a handful of states, it is now rising nationwide, with 27 of Mexico’s 32 states recording an uptick in homicides compared with last year.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mexican_Drug_War%3A_2%2C234_murders_in_June%2C_the_country%27s_deadliest_month_in_at_least_20_years/59882/0/38/38/Y/M.html


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

Why Social Justice is CANCER | Identity Politics, Equality & Marxism


Yes, social justice is cancer, and here's why. This video explains what social justice is and breaks down the problem with identity politics and the concept of justice vs. equality. Also SJWs are commies. [Roaming Millennial]



Collectivist thinking was used by Pol Pot in Cambodia to murder millions who didn't conform to his ideals. SJWs are pushing a similar line against those they classify as oppressors. They want diversity and tolerance, but only the sort that excludes the 'oppressor' groups. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

Stupid Conspiracy Theorists! Chemicals Aren't Turning The Frogs GAY!! (Corbett Report)


Ugh. How can people believe such stupid things? Chemicals aren't turning the frogs gay, you conspiracy idiot! They're turning them hermaphroditic! And they're making the fish trans. But I bet you think that's something to be concerned about, don't you? There's just no reasoning with some people.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

CONFIRMED: Mueller Team Can Be Disbarred For Clinton Conflicts In Trump Case


A top national attorney in consultation with U.S. attorneys confirmed to Big League Politics that special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team can be formally disbarred for waging the “Russia” case against President Donald Trump. Mueller and his associates have glaring conflicts of interest in the case concerning Trump.

Mueller’s team is tainted not only by partisan political donations and activities, but by direct relationships with former clients like Hillary Clinton, who is integrally involved in most of the possible evidence in this case. These conflicts clearly violate American Bar Association guidelines.

Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians in selling them our uranium. Clinton handpicked Mueller to give a sample of uranium to the Russians, and Mueller subsequently flew to Moscow, according to publicly available documents.
http://bigleaguepolitics.com/confirmed-mueller-team-can-disbarred-clinton-conflicts-trump-case/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

Antarctica Melting from Beneath & Volcanoes Begin Steaming Under Greenland


With all of the world media hype surrounding the iceberg that broke off of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, the MSM forgot that there were 5x bigger icebergs in 1956 and 1927 that broke off. As well underwater volcanoes are responsible for the crack, not CO2 warming. Add to this images coming from Icelandic Air pilots showing steam vents that have opened through the Greenland Ice sheet, which signals an awakening of new vents under that ice sheet. All of the increases in volcanic and tectonic activity has been predicted as our Earth and Sun enter a grand solar minimum. It is apparent in the traces of volcanic aerosols in the ice sheets that every grand solar minimum there are more volcanic eruptions. This is what we are seeing now, but the MSM focuses on human causes for the iceberg, when they should be talking about the intensification of the Eddy minimum.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 27th, 2017.]

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Israel Lobby: Time for a Second Edition - Paul Craig Roberts


A decade ago in 2007 John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and codirector of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Academic Dean of the Kennedy School from 2002-2006, published The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. The publisher was the prestigeous publishing house, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The authors made a convincing case that Israel operating through its American lobbies, which are not registered as foreign agents, succeeds in using US foreign policy in Israel’s interests. The authors conclude that the use of US foreign policy in Israel’s interests is damaging to both America’s national interests and to Israel’s long-term security.

Many were pleased that two distinguised experts had breached a taboo issue. But the Israel Lobby was not among them. Instantly, the authors and the book were denounced as anti-semetic. The demonstration that Israel had influence was misrepresented as the claim that Israel controlled the US government. The authors were denounced for their “extremism” which some alleged could result in a new holocaust.

Other critics took a different approach and claimed that there was no difference between Israeli and US interests and that anything that served Israel also served America. Some evangelicals added: “and also serves God.”

The authors remained dispassionate throughout the long controversy and stuck to their point that Israel’s influence on US foreign policy was not in the interest of either country.

If we think of a spectrum with influence at one end shading into control at the other, in the decade since The Israel Lobby was published Israel has moved closer to the control end of the spectrum. For example, we learn from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that a bill in the US House of Representatives “would require U.S. to consult with Israel before selling arms in Mideast” http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.794835 .

Last month the House of Representatives unanimously passed HR 672 titled “Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017.” Former CIA official Philip Giraldi reports that “the bill requires the State Department to monitor what European nations and their police forces are doing about anti-Semitism.” In other words, the bill makes Washington an enforcer over Europe for Israel. There is a companion bill in the US Senate http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels-dirty-little-secret/5595437 .

And then there is S. 722 backed by AIPAC, titled “An act to provide congressional review and to counter Iranian and Russian aggression.” Iranian and Russian “aggression” exist by assertion, not by fact. The bill more or less makes it impossible for President Trump to remove the sanctions and normalize relations.

And there is much more since 2007. In 2010 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Netanyahu’s boast that America was a country easy for him to manipulate http://www.haaretz.com/tricky-bibi-1.302053. In 2015 Congress without consulting President Obama invited Netanyahu to address Congress on the appropriate US foreign policy toward Iran. Congress is accustomed to grovelling at Israeli feet. Every year Congress attends AIPAC’s meeting and pays homage to its liege lord. One would think that the sight of the legislative body affirming its allegiance to Israel would raise questions about what country Congress represents.

If Mearsheimer and Walt have the strength, the time is ripe for a second edition of The Israel Lobby.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/07/24/israel-lobby-time-second-edition/

Related:

US Government and Press are Israeli Occupied


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – July 24, 2017: Syrian Army Made Large Gains In Raqqah Province


The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and tribal forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have liberated Al-Dakhilah, Bir Al-Sabkhawi, and Al-Sabkhawi from ISIS terrorists in the southern countryside of Raqqah and, according to pro-government sources, reached the Euphrates River and cut off the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway.

Thus, the army and its allies repeated the al-Bab-style operation when they built a buffer zone in order to stop a possible Turkish advance into central Syria. Control over the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway prevents a possible US-led operation in the direction of Deir Ezzor from the area of Raqqah.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Trump’s Appointees Worse Than Obama’s


I didn’t think it possible to assemble a less competent and more vicious government than Obama assembled, but Trump has succeeded in doing so. Stephen Lendman takes to
task the moron Trump appointed as CIA director. (PCR)


Neocon CIA Director Pompeo’s Venom

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The agency operates unaccountably, its diabolical agenda incompatible with democratic values and rule of law principles.

It’s mostly a global Mafia hit squad. Its unchecked power threatens everyone. As long as it exists, no one anywhere is safe.

Imperialism is tyranny by another name. The CIA acts as its enforcer. America is the United States of Amnesia, learning nothing from its imperial history, repeating the same mistakes, ordinary people at home and abroad suffering most.

Pompeo is the latest in a long line of rogue CIA directors. At an Aspen, Colorado security summit last week, he substituted venom and fiction for truth-telling.

Pompeo: “ The agency, along with our great partners from DOD and foreign partners are working diligently to defeat ISIS in” the Middle East.

Fact: Washington created and supports ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups, using them as imperial foot soldiers, the CIA heavily involved in arming, funding, training and directing their fighters.

Pompeo: “Iran (is) extending its boundaries, extending its reach, now making an effort to cross the borders and link up from Iraq, a very dangerous threat to the United States.” 

“Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, and they now have a significant foothold in Syria.”

Fact: Iran is the region’s leading proponent of peace and stability. It’s aiding its Syria ally combat the scourge of US-supported terrorism.

Pompeo called Russia America’s “enemy…When the decision was made to allow the Russians to enter into Syria…coming on four years ago, (it) fundamentally changed the landscape. And it’s certainly been worse for the Syrian people.”

Fact: Russia intervened legally at Assad’s request on September 30, 2015, less than two years ago. It’s actions changed the dynamic on the ground positively, saving Syrian sovereignty.

Fact: Its actions represent a vital counterweight to US imperial ruthlessness.

Pompeo: “America’s interests (involve) providing the conditions (for) a more stable Middle East.”

Fact: America pursues its “interests” by raping and destroying one country after another in the region and elsewhere.

Pompeo: “Assad is not a stabilizing influence in Syria…(I)t is difficult to imagine a stable Syria that still has (him) in power.”  

“He is a puppet of the Iranians and therefore it seems an unlikely situation where Assad will be sitting on the throne and America’s interests will be well served.”

Fact: Assad is overwhelmingly supported by Syrians, wanting no one else leading them.

Fact: No nation knows more about puppets than America. It’s installed so many of them worldwide. Assad isn’t one of them for anyone.

Pompeo: “…Hezbollah is but one example of the Iranians using proxy forces to achieve their outcomes, which is an expansionist capacity to control and be the kingpin in the Middle East.”

Fact: Hezbollah is a democratically elected part of Lebanon’s government, a proxy for no one. Iran has no revanchist aims.

Pompeo: Russia’s interest in Syria is to have “a warm water naval port, and they love to stick it to America.”

Fact: Russian/Syrian relations go back decades. They “stick it” to no other country. America “stick(s) it” to everybody everywhere.

Pompeo: Asked if Russia pursues a serious anti-ISIS strategy, Pompeo said “(no).”

Fact: Russia is smashing ISIS, driving Pompeo and other neocons in Washington nuts for defeating its imperial agenda in Syria.

Pompeo: “…America has an obligation to push back against” Russia.

Fact: America represents the greatest threat to world peace, Russia and China the best hope to preserve it.

Pompeo: ISIS is “dangerous.”

Fact: Its danger lies in the US-led foreign support it receives. Its heavy weapons don’t materialize out of thin air. They’re supplied by America and its rogue allies.

Pompeo ranted about nonexistent Russian, Iranian and North Korean threats. These countries threaten no one. America threatens everyone.

Pompeo: “…WikiLeaks will take down America any way they can and find any willing partner to achieve that end.”

Fact: WikiLeaks publishes credible material supplied the group, breaking no laws doing it. America “take(s) (itself) down” by waging war on humanity.

Washington is the world’s leading state terrorism sponsor, Pompeo as CIA head one of the nation’s leading proliferators.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/07/23/trumps-appointees-worse-obamas/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

The New Cold War: Brought to You by the Socialist Neocons and Socialist Neoliberals - CNN Host Shocked to Learn US Meddled in 81 Elections in 47 Countries






Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Criminal Psychopaths Run The Government...Let's Give Them More Power!!!


We all know that the criminal psychopaths who populate the government will stop at nothing to achieve their sadistic ends. But you've gotta vote for someone, right? So why not vote for the criminal psychopath that promises you free healthcare? Or maybe the criminal psychopath that promises to keep you safe from the big, bad turban-wearing (Gladio-sponsored) boogeymen? Anyway, I'm sure it'll all work out...



If you need Government then hyper-transparency and accountability is vitally important. Everything must be recorded and available to the public plus psychological testing done to eliminate psychopaths. A system of Laws, as outlined in the US Constitution, is a good idea. The problem is with implementation and opaqueness when it comes to how things are run (ie the lobbyist system). We know what the problems are. We just need to address them (improved vigilance versus the corrupt and special interests). 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Orban: ‘Europe Must Regain Sovereignty From The Soros Empire’, Build Border Wall to Stop ‘Muslimized Europe’


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has made an impassioned defence of European values and identity at the Bálványos Summer University camp in Romania Saturday, calling on European nations to end their association with billionaire open-borders financier George Soros.

Speaking at the 28th Bálványos Open University camp Saturday, which was this week was hailed as “one of the most important discussion forums of the Hungarian community” by Hungary’s deputy Prime Minister, Orban contributed to an apparently new tradition of the Hungarian PM using the event as a launch pad for pro-European rhetoric and policy.

Hitting out at the Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros, who stands accused by the Hungarian government of using his vast wealth to fund pro-mass migration organisations to create a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe”, Orban said Brussels was in an “alliance against the people’s will” with the financier

Laying out his vision for a future Europe without the influence of Soros, Orban said: ““In order for Europe to be able to live, it has to win back its sovereignty from the Soros Empire… Once this is done, migrants must be taken back outside the EU. It sounds strict, but those who came illegally, must be transported back,” Prime Minister Orbán said. “We have to admit that the European continent cannot remain unprotected.”

Discussing immigration to Hungary in a speech that came just days after his government announced the total requests submitted for Hungarian citizenships had hit one million, Orban said he would continue to oppose migrants “who could change the country’s cultural identity”.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/22/orban-europe-must-regain-sovereignty-soros-empire-build-border-wall-stop-muslimized-europe/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Liam Fox Is In The US To Do A Free Trade Deal, Which Will See GM Foods Flood Into The UK!




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Scientific Consensus And Mass Delusion - 150 Years Of Scientific Insanity (Tony Heller)


One incorrect observation by a scientist in 1879, snowballed into 150 years of consensus mass delusion.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 26th, 2017.]

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Asks Russia For “Clinton Information”, 2 Days Later He’s Dead


A shocking new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that this past Tuesday (18 July), the Consulate General’s office in New York City was contacted by Wall Street Journal reporter/editor Joseph Rago who requested a Thursday (20 July) in person interview with Federation consular officials regarding an upcoming article he was preparing on Hillary Clinton and her links to Russia—but who failed to attend the meeting he requested due to his being discovered dead in his apartment of as yet “unknown causes” just hours prior to this meeting occurring.

According to this report, Joseph Rago was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter whose expertise was in the health care field and whose stated purpose for this meeting was his investigating Hillary Clinton's links to the 2014 sale of Veropharm (one of Russia's largest medical companies) to the American medical giant Abbott Laboratories.



Credible witnesses, prestigious reporters, and insiders who go up against Clinton end up dead.

Related:

MAN BEHIND TRUMP "DOSSIER" REFUSES TO TESTIFY, WILL PLEAD THE FIFTH, FIGHT SUBPOENA

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

CLINTON EMAIL BREAKING NEWS: Trump Tweets About Special Council for Clinton Email Indictments (H. A. Goodman)


So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mails deleted?



Related:

Gingrich: Mueller's Law Firm Gave 99.81% of Its Donations to Hillary Clinton Last Year

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

Assange: ‘CIA Not Only Armed Syria’s Insurgents–It Paid Their Salaries’


Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is continuing his attempt to “take down America any way he can” by accurately reporting the truth.

Saturday on Twitter, Assange highlighted an article from Thursday where the Financial Times noted how many Syrian rebels are getting salaries from the CIA.

Assange said they “buried the lede”:
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Assange%3A_%E2%80%98CIA_Not_Only_Armed_Syria%E2%80%99s_Insurgents%E2%80%93It_Paid_Their_Salaries%E2%80%99/59886/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Related:

The Covert Origins of ISIS


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

#DefendEurope: The Far Left's Attempt to Silence REALITY - Black Pigeon




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

INVASION-21: UN Document Plans People Replacement War Against West


A United Nations document from 2000 exposes “The Great People Replacement” as their final solution. Offered as a solution for the unsustainable entitlement states of Europe, it is now being implemented by the EU superstate as “refugee quotas”. But it’s not about responding to unforeseen tragedies and wars that create refugees. David Knight breaks down the UN’s plan for a 21st Century invasion and subjugation of the West.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

Trump Claims "Complete Power to Pardon": My Thoughts - Styx


Trump is right but would be dumb to pardon anyone.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

This Week in Stupid (23/07/2017) - Sargon of Akkad


Regressive professors are attempting to unionise.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

Your Tax Dollars Being Used To Promote The Big Global Warming Lie On Public Radio (Tony Heller)


Public radio is promoting a wildly fraudulent study which predicts 6C summer warming in the midwest - a region where sunmmer temperatures have been declining since the 19th century.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 25th, 2017.]

Monday, 24 July 2017

Be Suspicious of the Fake News that US is Withdrawing From Syria and Ceasing to Arm ‘Rebels’ (Stephen Lendman)


It’s naive to believe otherwise. It’s central to US strategy since launching war for regime change.

Tactics alone changed from then to now, not Washington’s objective – allied with Israel and other rogue states to topple Syria’s legitimate government.

In response to Trump’s announced end to covert CIA-arming and training of so-called “moderate rebels” (aka terrorists like all other anti-government groups), Russia’s Information and Press Department deputy director Artyom Kozhin said the following:

“We have not heard anything regarding this decision from the official sources. Neither do we know about the status of other similar programs that could be implemented by other US agencies.”

“(W)e have expressed how we feel when it comes to the US flirting with militants in Syria more than once. We have forewarned that this flirtation could have unpredictable military and political consequences.”

“We repeatedly pointed to the Americans’ unscrupulous actions taken in Syria in the pursuit of their self-seeking geopolitical interests.”

“It is an open secret that a substantial number of militants who have been trained under the US Train and Equip program ultimately joined ISIS and al-Nusra.”

“We regard this as a repetition of the tragic story of Afghanistan and Libya. The potential consequences of this should be obvious to everyone.”

On Friday, Sergey Lavrov minced no words, saying Washington continues arming anti-government terrorist groups in Syria, euphemistically called the moderate opposition.

It has illegal bases in the country, established without Security Council or Damascus authorization.

According to CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel, US forces will remain in Syria after the battle for Raqqa is over – on the phony pretext of stabilizing the region.

Washington wants northern Syrian territory occupied, along with other areas it’s able to gain control over – a scheme risking direct confrontation with Russia and Damascus.

Trump wants increased funding for US military bases in Iraq and Syria, reflecting plans for permanent (illegal) US occupation.

Saying it’s to continue combating ISIS is willful deception, concealing America’s support for the terrorist group and likeminded ones.

On July 19, Russia’s upper house Federation Council ratified a January protocol agreed on in Damascus to establish the legal presence of Russian aerial forces and support personnel in Syria for 49 years – to be automatically extended for subsequent 25-year periods.

The move aims to secure and protect Syrian sovereignty. It continues longstanding mutually cooperative bilateral relations.

It signifies Russia’s intention to challenge US, NATO and Israeli imperial designs on the country.

Separately in letters to the UN secretary-general and Security Council president, Syria demanded compensation from Washington and its “illegitimate coalition” allies for terror-bombing civilian targets and destroying vital infrastructure.

Damascus called for an immediate halt to US-led aggression, massacring tens of thousands of civilians, a demand the Trump administration surely will ignore.

Endless war and regime change remain its objectives, no matter the human toll.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/07/22/suspicious-fake-news-us-withdrawing-syria-ceasing-arm-rebels/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

Geopolitical Turbulence in the Caucasus


If at the mention of Azerbaijan its delicious lamb and rice national dish plov comes to mind, or the equally tasty vinegret salad in the case of Georgia, that certainly would not be the wrong association. Lamentably, however, both countries – as well as the entire Caucasus region where they are key strategic players – are increasingly becoming notable for reasons far less innocuous than outstanding gastronomy.
 
To put it very simply, after Syria the Caucasus – barely 800 miles to the northeast – is literally Russia’s second line of defense, its “soft underbelly,” to use a worn but apposite phrase. Quite understandably, Russia is in Syria, among other reasons, precisely to make sure that it would not have to fall back to the aforementioned defense line. Its geopolitical opponents, however, are doing their utmost to see to it that it does. Hence the intense turbulence and maneouvering between Baku and Tbilisi, and beyond.
 
NATO Flags in Tbilisi. On a recent day, the main street of Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi was awash with American flags. Like neighboring Azerbaijan, Georgia is another strategically positioned former Soviet republic in the Caucasus. The occasion for the flag display was the visit of US lieutenant-general Frederick Hodges, commander of US forces in Europe, who arrived on a special mission, ostensibly to commend the performance of Georgian troops who were undergoing combat training at the US military base in Oberpfalz, in Germany. But as it turns out, the US is also constructing a new military facility in Georgia.[1] According to Georgia’s defense minister Levan Izoriya, the base is expected to open before the end of this year.
 
It takes little imagination to appreciate that the training Georgian soldiers are currently undergoing could, at some point in the future, come in handy for hypothetical operations such as, for instance, raising tensions on the border with Abkhazia or again, as in 2008, South Ossetia. True enough, with Saakashvilli’s unregretted departure Georgia now seems to have a leadership that is disinclined to become involved in such reckless adventures. It is also true, however, that the US military presence in Georgia is not confined to maintaining just a special forces training facility. A slew of foreign operated antennae, radar installations, and other surveillance facilities in Georgia attests to that. The US and NATO, Georgia’s prospective membership in the latter is again becoming an active conversation topic, apparently are committed to some long-range goals in this particular part of the world.

The scope of observable foreign activities would be incomprehensible on the theory that they are designed to serve no more than purely regional ambitions. Their true goal is more likely to be significantly broader: to extend US and NATO presence beyond the Caucasus. In that context, Georgia is no more than Washington’s stepping stone, a forward post.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/geopolitical-turbulence-in-the-caucasus/5600336

A reminder about the wider context with regards to the war in Syria.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

Why The Seth Rich "Investigation" Should Scare The Hell Out Of All Of Us - SETH RICH LAPTOP TAKEN BY POLICE AFTER "BOTCHED ROBBERY": Why Would Police Need Laptop In Robbery?






Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

Jeff Sessions Must be Fired - Styx




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

#CreatorsForChange - YouTube Propaganda Gets REKT - Yet Again




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

The Canadian Mafia - A Personal Experience - The David Icke Dot Connector




Icke's being censored/pressured for his criticisms of Israeli Government policies and neocon ideology.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

Gerald Celente: TROUBLE




Celente talking about the housing affordability problem in the US and lack of income/jobs, plus ongoing problems with trade and outsourced industry. Also discussed is the price of gold and oil in relation to conflict around the world, namely in the Middle East - including action directed against Iran and destabilisation within Saudi Arabia. Conflict here will keep such commodity prices high.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

Climate Mafia Strikes Again : This Time With Satellite Sea Level Data (Tony Heller)


Two weeks ago, the climate mafia got to Carl Mears at Remote Sensing Systems, and got him to increase the rate of global warming shown in his satellite data.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 24th, 2017.]

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Turkey Poised To Invade Syria's Idlib Province As Inter-Jihadist Violence Rages


Two Salafi-jihadi factions in Syria's Idlib province have been engaged in a brutal inter-"rebel" (or rather inter-jihadist) war this week, prompting Turkey to prepare a potential invasion to protect its favored factions on the ground. On Thursday, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS/Al-Qaeda) continued to capture towns in Idlib's countryside from rival Ahrar al-Sham and Turkish backed FSA groups after an uneasy truce between the rebel factions quickly collapsed days prior, causing the weaker Ahrar al-Sham to call in Turkish support.

Multiple reports coming out of the region indicate that Turkey has been transferring hundreds of jihadists from its former Euphrates Shield forces in northern Aleppo province (the Turkish occupied "Jarabulus pocket") to Turkey's Hatay border region, where they began entering Idlib through the Ahrar controlled Bab al-Hawa crossing. However, in the early morning hours of Friday HTS reportedly captured part of the Bab al-Hawa crossing in a significant blow that could trigger a bigger Turkish response. A larger force may be awaiting word from Ankara for a full scale invasion involving Turkish Army troops which might come at any moment.

What is certain is that things are about to get even bloodier, and either Turkey will occupy yet more Syrian land, or the Syrian Army will eventually move in to mop up Idlib once the warring groups have depleted and utterly exhausted each other. The latter scenario is a likely possibility given increased Russian leverage over Turkish actions: Turkey would have to seek a nod from Moscow before occupying Idlib overtly. So far, Turkey's proxy forces are being swallowed up by the more formidable HTS.

Dozens of militants from both factions have been killed across the rebel controlled Idlib province in a week that's seen dramatic shifts in the geopolitical landscape over Syria, including sudden news of the White House's ending the CIA weapons program, as well as Turkey's leaking of US forward operating base locations in northern Syria through its state-run news channel, further escalating tensions between Turkey and the US.

On Wednesday Al-Masdar News reported the extent of initial fighting, which even involved tanks and other major weapons systems:

Full-scale war has broken out between a number of major Idlib-based militant factions. Opposition media is indicating that the forces involved are seizing entire townships from each other throughout Idlib and Hama, even going so far as to use heavy weapons (i.e. tanks) to do so.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-21/turkey-poised-invade-syrias-idlib-province-inter-jihadist-violence-rages

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – July 21, 2017: Fierce Clashes Between Army And ISIS




Related:

Syrian War Report – July 20, 2017: Govt Forces Regain More Oil Wells In Raqqah Countryside


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

During Trump’s Paris Visit Migrant Suburbs Saw 900 Cars Burned in Scenes of ‘Intolerable Urban Violence’


While U.S. President Donald Trump was on a visit to France for the national Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, clashes in the capital’s migrant-dominated suburbs saw 13 security force members wounded and 897 cars burned.

The Interior Ministry said 368 people were placed in custody for riots and violence on the nights of 13 and 14 July  — scenes which have become a regular occurrence in multicultural urban neighbourhoods of Paris at the start of Bastille Day celebrations each year.

“It is thanks to the large mobilisation of our security forces that there has been a significant reduction of the number of violent incidents, especially those involving fighting on the streets, committed on the fringes of the July 14 festivities,” stated Pierre-Henry Brandet, the spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior.

“Our security forces have been the target of intolerable attacks in the course of several episodes of urban violence,” he said, reporting that 13 police officers and soldiers were wounded in the clashes.

“The perpetrators will have to face up to their actions in court, as will the people who carried out torchings of vehicles  — incidents of which there were clearly too many,” Brandet added.

The number of cars burned during Bastille Day festivities rose slightly from 2016, when 855 vehicles were torched, but the number of people arrested last year  — 577  — was far higher.

In the early hours of Saturday morning a policeman was forced to open fire in the migrant-dominated Sevran neighbourhood in Seine-Saint-Denis, which was badly hit with car torchings over the previous days, after he was lynched “by some 30 individuals who decided to attack him with maximal violence”, ACTU17 reported.

The officer used his weapon to escape the attackers, some of whom were wielding iron bars, wounding one of them in the abdomen. The policeman was then rescued by reinforcements and taken to hospital, his face bloodied, and suffering multiple bruises all over the body.

In July last year, one day after a Catholic priest was murdered by Islamic terrorists, Mr Trump declared “France is no longer France,” lamenting the spate of terror attacks in the European nation.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/17/trumps-paris-migrant-900-cars-burned/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

Patreon deletes Lauren Southern and the Solution #DefundAntifa




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

CNN Gestapo Tries, Fails to Censor Mark Dice




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

Yes, There Is a Government Troll Training Program (Truthstream)


By request, here's a good topic for getting a video flat out censored...



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

Toronto Man Builds Park Stairs For $550, irking City After $65,000 Estimate


A Toronto man who spent $550 building a set of stairs in his community park says he has no regrets, despite the city’s insistence that he should have waited for a $65,000 city project to handle the problem. The city is now threatening to tear down the stairs because they were not built to regulation standards.

Retired mechanic Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs after several neighbours fell down the steep path to a community garden in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ont. Astl says his neighbours chipped in on the project, which only ended up costing $550 – a far cry from the $65,000-$150,000 price tag the city had estimated for the job.

“I thought they were talking about an escalator,” Astl told CTV News Channel on Wednesday.

Astl says he hired a homeless person to help him and built the eight steps in a matter of hours.

Astl’s wife, Gail Rutherford, says the stairs have already been a big help to people who routinely take that route through the park. “I’ve seen so many people fall over that rocky path that was there to begin with,” she said. “It’s a huge improvement over what was there.”

Astl says members of his gardening group have been thanking him for taking care of the project, especially after one of them broke her wrist falling down the slope last year.

“To me, the safety of people is more important than money,” Astl said. “So if the city is not willing to do it, I have to do it myself.”

City bylaw officers have taped off the stairs while officials make a decision on what to do with it. However, Astl has not been charged with any sort of violation.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-man-builds-park-stairs-for-550-irking-city-after-65-000-estimate-1.3510237

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 23rd, 2017.]

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Documentation of US Dept of Defense Admitting ‘Losing’ $6.5 Trillion ($65,000 per average US family), with 18 Year History of ‘Losing’ Trillions. Your .01% illegal Rogue State Government at ‘Work’ Until ‘We the People’ Demand Arrests for OBVIOUS Crimes in War, Looting, Lying


Catherine Austin Fitts just published documentation of Department of Defense (DOD) official audit reports from 1998 that acknowledge “losing track” of $6.5 trillion, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) admission of “losing” over $100 billion. This is euphemistically termed “unaccounted,” and literally means that DOD agrees they received these funds, agrees the funds are gone, and then claims to not have records of where the money went.

This is the work of Dr. Mark Skidmore and graduate students; Dr. Skidmore is the Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development at Michigan State University and Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Gov’t Finance and Policy. Catherine was managing director and member of the board of directors of the Wall Street investment bank Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner for HUD in the first Bush Administration, and president of Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. She has designed and closed over $25 billion of transactions and investments to-date, and has led investment strategy for $300 billion of financial assets and liabilities.

I wrote last year upon publication of DOD’s report. Of course, such “official” looting never happens with lawful accounting because records always show where the money goes. This would be like your bank agreeing they received a $65,000 deposit from you, agreeing the money was gone, and not refunding your account while claiming no further information of this “unaccountable,” “lost,” and “missing” money.

The most common historical explanation of governments “losing” money is, of course, embezzlement to enrich an oligarchy.
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/07/documentation-us-dept-defense-admitting-losing-6-5-trillion-65000-per-average-us-family-18-year-history-losing-trillions-01-illegal-rogue.html

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2017.]

Trump Reportedly to End CIA Support for ‘Moderate’ Rebels in Syria


The White House and CIA have reportedly decided to end a covert operation to arm the so-called moderate Syrian rebels. The US has allegedly pumped some $1 billion into train-and-equip efforts with questionable outcomes.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2017.]

Trump's Emerging World Order (Brother Nathanael)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2017.]

Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment from Clinton Department of State


Judicial Watch today released 448 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing new incidents of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns.

The heavily redacted documents from Abedin’s non-government account include an email from Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, to Abedin revealing that he acted as a go-between for a Clinton Foundation donor, Richard Park. And they reveal Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band instructing Abedin to “show love” to Clinton donor Andrew Liveris.

The documents included six Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 439 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, and further contradicting a statement by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails had been turned over to the State Department.

The documents are in response to a court order from a May 5, 2015, lawsuit filed against the State Department (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)) for: “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-‘state.gov’ email address.”

A number of emails show the free flow of information and requests for favors between Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

In July 2009, in reference to the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Clinton Global Initiative head Doug Band told Abedin that she “Need[s] to show love” to Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical. Band also asked for Liveris to be introduced to Hillary, “and have her mention both me and wjc”.  Dow gave between  $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.  Band also pushes for Clinton to do a favor for Karlheinz Koegel, a major Clinton Foundation contributor, who wanted Hillary Clinton to give the “honor speech” for his media prize to “Merkel.”
http://www.blacklistednews.com/Judicial_Watch%3A_New_Abedin_Emails_Reveal_Additional_Instances_of_Clinton_Donors_Receiving_Special_Treatment_from_Clinton_Department_of_State/59811/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Related:

Trudeau to give Clinton Foundation $241M from taxpayers


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2017.]

Warmongering Traitor John McCain Has Brain Cancer- Oh Wow So Sad! (Styx)




One correction to Styx's account of McCain - he didn't simply give his North Vietnamese captors his name, rank and serial number, he was a song bird and this was covered up:

JOHN MCCAIN BUSTED! 'MISFILED' CIA RECORDING PROVES HIS ENTIRE CAREER BUILT ON A LIE


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2017.]

NASA And NOAA : Erasing The Record Heat Of 1934


This date in 1934 was the hottest on record in Iowa at 118 degrees. The US was also experiencing the worst drought on record.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 22nd, 2017.]

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wayne Madsen "The House Of Saud & The House Of David Control UK & US Foreign Policy!"




Madsen also points out that oligarch money is pulling the strings behind the scenes in both Russia and the USA (including via Jared Kushner, and money pumped into Trump property). All of the world leaders are subject to various levels of influence from this international mafia group.
A must hear interview.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21st, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – July 18, 2017: Army Advancing On ISIS-held Town Of Sukhna




Related:

Syrian War Report – July 19, 2017: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Clashes With Ahrar al-Sham In Idlib Province


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21st, 2017.]

"The BBC Pay Millions To Glorified Autocue Readers, To Sell You Establishment Propaganda."




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21st, 2017.]

ALT-RIGHT / ALT-LITE - The ADL's Manufactured "Thought CRIMINALS"




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21st, 2017.]

Healthcare "Reform" Fails Again: Trump Encourages Total Repeal as Alternative - Styx


Repeal and don't replace (but keep two things).



Related:

Here's Why the Epic Health Care Reform Disaster Occurred (Lionel)


"No one understood it" (it was not explained)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21st, 2017.]

Catherine Austin Fitts – We Need Our $40 Trillion In Stolen Cash Back


Don’t expect the mainstream propaganda media to give you any warning or real information about what’s happening. Financial Expert Catherine Austin Fitts contends, “The conundrum for a CNN is how do we get ratings? How do we get attention without talking about the real news? The real news is, since fiscal 1995, we have disappeared or bailed out or stolen over $40 trillion of our money. If we are going to balance the budget, we need that $40 trillion or the assets thereon or the liabilities of the people who stole it back on the table, or else we’re toast. If we can give $27 trillion to the banks, I can assure you we can afford $4 trillion of a pension fund bailout. Mr. Global doesn’t want us to do the algebra. This is like fourth grade math. $27 trillion to bail out the banks, and we are not going to bail out the pension funds? Where does that come from?”



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 21st, 2017.]

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Syrian War Report – July 17, 2017: Israel Opposes To Ceasefire Brokered By US And Russia




Related:

Syrian War Report – July 18, 2017: Army Advancing On ISIS-held Town Of Sukhna


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]

1000 Migrants Attack German Town Fair (PJW)


Once more showcasing how wonderfully culturally enriched Germany is, 1000 migrants terrorized a German towns festival.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]

Hungarian Gov’t Steps Up Fight Against George Soros


After a two-year battle to keep migrants out of the country, Hungary has directed its full attention toward one of its own: billionaire investor George Soros.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wrapped up a six-week anti-Soros campaign Saturday. The streets of Budapest have been filled with posters and billboards of the Hungarian-born billionaire with the caption “Don’t let Soros get the last laugh!”

The campaign follows a series of moves to halt Soros’ operations in the country. The government argues that Soros is pushing for a one million migrant influx to Europe per year. It is now trying to impose legislation that would force NGOs in the country to reveal where their funding originates and the purpose for which the money was received.

“In Hungarian public life there is a single important element which is not transparent: Soros’s mafia-style network and its agent organizations,” Orban’s spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “This is why the government insisted that [the] parliament decide on making these organizations transparent, as the Hungarian people have the right to know who represents what and for what purpose.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/16/exclusive-hungarian-govt-steps-up-fight-against-george-soros/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]

Washington Post Lamely Tries to Defend Problematic Polls and Legacy Media Power - Styx


Everything said here I will debunk.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]

It's Not Fake News. It's Dead News. (Lionel)


The printing and dissemination of spurious news is hardly new, but the term fake news is. However, when we say that an English word is “new,” we are using a broader meaning of that word than if we were to refer to, say, a musical genre. Fake news appears to have begun seeing general use at the end of the 19th century.

Secretary Brunnell Declares Fake News About His People is Being Telegraphed Over the Country.
—Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, OH), 7 Jun. 1890

Fake News. The following is handed to us for publication. Sunday’s Enterprise says that I and a companion were run over by the Neptune and thrown into the water. As can be proved by more than one, we did not so much as get our feet wet, nor were we helped into the Neptune. Clarence Collins.
—The Kearney Daily Hub (Kearney, NE), 7 Jul. 1890

The public taste is not really vitiated and it does not in its desire for ‘news’ absolutely crave for distortions of facts and enlargements of incidents; and it certainly has no genuine appetite for ‘fake news’ and ‘special fiend’ decoctions such as were served up by a local syndicate a year or two ago.
—The Buffalo Commercial (Buffalo, NY), 2 May 1891



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]

Mid-July Snow in Canada, Santiago Anomaly & Temperature Data Faked


With the new report out calling into question all of the temperature records from NASA, NOAA and HadCRU, there a lot of scientists and policy makers asking a lot of questions after seeing the purposeful manipulation of politically driven fake temperatures to show a warming trend that isn't there. Then we have snow in Canada in July, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere on Greenland @-33C plus what can only be described as a freak weather event blanketing Santiago Chile with ice. The planet is showing signs of cooling, but the AGW agenda is trying its best to hold on in a tsunami of new information of their temperature fraud



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]

California Suing Big Oil Over Imaginary California Sea Level Rise (Tony Heller)


Three California counties are suing "Big Oil" over sea level rise.
Apparently none of them bothered to check whether or not sea level is actually rising in California.
 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 20th, 2017.]