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For the Week of 3/30/20:

Video Removed & BBC inferred I lied. My two cents – by Dana Ashlie (24 min) – https://youtu.be/dvqBwPgrX_s – ” Dana Ashlie talks about the unexplained removal of her recent video discussing the effects of 60ghz 5G radiation on the orbital spin of electrons of oxygen and its possible interference in the uptake of oxygen by hemoglobin in blood cells, provides more confirmation of this possible (untested) possibility, and exposes the extreme rush toward implementation of 5G in the United States through the Orwellian “Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020” signed on March 24th by Trump, which calls for: ‘Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall develop and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an implementation plan for the Strategy (referred to in this Act as the Implementation Plan), which shall include, at a minimum, the following: 9) A plan for engagement with private sector communications infrastructure and systems equipment developers and critical infrastructure owners and operators who have a critical dependency on communications infrastructure to share information and findings on 5th and future generations wireless communications systems and infrastructure equipment standards to secure platforms. (10) A plan for engagement with private sector communications infrastructure and systems equipment developers to encourage the maximum participation possible on standards-setting bodies related to such systems and infrastructure equipment standards by public and private sector entities from the United States. (14) A plan for research and development by the Federal Government, in close partnership with trusted supplier entities, mutual defense treaty allies, strategic partners, and other countries to reach and maintain United States leadership in 5th and future generations wireless communications systems and infrastructure security, including the development of an ongoing capability to identify security vulnerabilities in 5th and future generations wireless communications systems.’ ” – Dana Ashlie continues her brilliant work on subjects related to the “Coronavirus Pandemic”

From the Break-Out-The-Torches-And-Pitchforks Desk: “It is fair to say things won’t go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we’ve gotten out to basically the entire world.” ~ Bill Gates – (23 sec. video)https://twitter.com/LegendaryEnergy/status/1246907612152676354

From the Somethin’-Here-Ain’t-Exactly-Right Desk: ΝYC ΙCU DR with nothing to gain shares INCREDIBLE insight… (10 min) – by Dana Ashlie

Must, Must, MUST Read: Waves Of Mutilation: Medical Tyranny And The Cashless Society – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4175-waves-of-mutilation-medical-tyranny-and-the-cashless-society – “Back in 2014 during the Ebola scare in the US I published an article warning about how a global pandemic could be used by the elites as cover for the implementation of an economic collapse as well as martial law measures in western nations. My immediate concern was the way in which a viral outbreak could be engineered or exploited as a rationale for a level of social control that the public would never accept under normal circumstances. And this could be ANY viral outbreak, not just Ebola. The point is the creation of an “invisible enemy” that the populace cannot quantify and defend itself against without constant government oversight… I noted specifically how the government refused to apply air travel restrictions in 2014 to nations where the outbreak had taken hold when they could have stopped the spread in its tracks. This is something that was done again in 2020 as the UN’s WHO and governments including our government in the US refused to stop air travel from China, pretending as if it was not a hot zone and that the virus was nothing to worry about… This attitude of nonchalance serves a purpose. The establishment NEEDS the pandemic to spread, because then they have a rationale for strict controls of pubic activities and movements. This is the end goal. They have no care whatsoever for public health or safety. The end game is to acquire power, not save lives. In fact, they might prefer a higher death count in the beginning as this would motivate the public to beg for more restrictions in the name of security.” (emphases added)

WATCH: Massive Police Response To Child’s Birthday Party During Lockdown (11 min) – by Ben Swann

Martial Law and the US Constitution…- by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/martial-law-and-the-us-constitution/ – “…when it came time to write the Constitution limiting the powers of the new central government it is not surprising that there is no provision in the Constitution permitting Martial Law… Late last month as part of the COVID Emergency Health Summit I interviewed constitutional scholar and lawyer, Larry Becraft, JD (known to many of us as The Dean of the Patriot Lawyers). In that interview we discussed the possibility and legality of Martial Law as a response to the declared pandemic. This article is based on that discussion and subsequent research… Since there is no provision in the Constitution allowing Martial Law, how did President Lincoln seek to impose Martial Law? How did President Wilson do so? How did FDR do so, going as far as incarcerating hundreds of thousands of American citizens of Japanese origin for years?”

Police App Encourages People To Report Neighbors Who Violate Stay At Home Orders – by MassPrivateIhttps://www.activistpost.com/2020/04/police-app-encourages-people-to-report-neighbors-who-violate-stay-at-home-orders.html – “GeekWire revealed how the Bellevue Police Department has turned a public service app into a report on your neighbors app. You can report these incidents through the MyBellevue app on your electronic device or the MyBellevue portal… ‘Police in Bellevue, Wash., are asking residents to report violations of the state’s “stay home” order online in an effort to clear up 911 lines for emergencies.’.. A recent Associated Press article revealed that people are happy to report on their neighbors: ‘Snitches are emerging as enthusiastic allies as cities, states and countries work to enforce directives meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the virus pandemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives worldwide. They’re phoning police and municipal hotlines, complaining to elected officials and shaming perceived scofflaws on social media.’ ”

From the Vlad-Goes-To-The-Dark-Side Desk: Putin Tells Russian Security Council That Month-Long Quarantine Vital to Stem COVID-19https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078821010-putin-tells-russian-security-council-that-month-long-quarantine-vital-to-stem-covid-19/ – ” ‘You know that in accordance with my decree, special measures have been extended until the end of April, quarantine measures are being carried out. It is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus infection. That’s what experts say,’ he said during the council’s meeting, which was conducted in a video conference mode… The president added that the authorities would listen carefully to expert opinion.”

From the We-Do-What-We’re-Told Desk: Social distancing works, but resistance prompts worries of growing crisis – by Nathaniel Weixel – https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491097-social-distancing-works-but-resistance-prompts-worries-of-growing – “Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, said it is clear that social distancing measures are working, but he is concerned that the entire country is not following them… ‘It worked in California, in Seattle, that’s great. … We are a very mobile country and there are still places where they are not doing physical distancing at all,’ Benjamin said… Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, recently questioned why some states have resisted… ‘I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” Fauci told CNN on Thursday. “If you look at what’s going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be.’ ”

Introductory video from Jon Rappoport and Solari.com: Coronavirus, Epidemics, and Vaccine Terrorismhttps://home.solari.com/coronavirus-epidemics-vaccine-mandates-with-jon-rappoport/ – with a major three-part audio series on the “The Creation of a False Epidemic with Jon Rappoport” hosted on Solari at: https://home.solari.com/the-creation-of-a-false-epidemic-with-jon-rappoport/ – I strongly suggest listening to these to deepen your understanding of what’s happening here, and what the people of Earth are faced with.

Nobody Knows What the Supposed “Covid-19 Test” Is Even Testing For – Food and Drug Administration: ‘Detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus’ – by Jon Rappoport – https://www.anti-empire.com/nobody-knows-what-the-supposed-covid-19-test-is-even-testing-for/ – “In this article, I’ll present quotes from official sources about their own diagnostic test for the coronavirus. I’m talking about fatal flaws in the test… Because case numbers are based on those tests (or no tests at all), the whole “pandemic effect” has been created out of fake science… In a moment of truth, a propaganda pro might murmur to a colleague, “You know, we’ve got a great diagnostic test for the virus. The test turns out all sorts of results that say this person is diseased and that person is diseased. Millions of diseased people. But the test doesn’t really measure that. The test is ridiculous, but ridiculous in our favor. It builds the picture of a global pandemic. An excuse to lock down the planet and wreck economies and lives…” (emphasis added)

From the Believe-In-Government-God Desk: Trump: Obeying COVID-19 Guidelines is a ‘Matter of Life and Death’ – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2020/04/02/trump-obeying-covid-19-guidelines-is-a-matter-of-life-and-death/ – ” ‘The surge is coming, and it’s coming pretty strong,’ said President Trump Tuesday during a press conference at the White House. ‘As a nation, we’re going to have a really rough two weeks. Our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried.’.. On Sunday, Trump extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April as experts warned the US to expect between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths. Without social distancing and other methods, the projected number of deaths increases to between 1.6 and 2.2 million… ‘This is tough. People are suffering,’ said Dr. Anthony Fauci. ‘It’s inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint to go through this, but this is going to be the answer to our problems.’.. The Administration this week unveiled its new “30 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines, which reiterate and extend existing advice including: social distancing, frequent hand washing, working from home, avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people, and bypassing discretionary travel… ‘It is absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines,’ said Trump. ‘It’s a matter of life and death.’ ” – Comment: If you believe this, I have a bridge in Wuhan you might be interested in.

German journalist Billy Six goes to hospital ‘teeming with coronavirus patients’ – Empty (47 min)

Rioters, police clash in Jaffa (Israel) after officers accuse man of violating quarantinehttps://www.timesofisrael.com/rioters-police-clash-in-jaffa-after-officers-accuse-man-of-violating-quarantine/ – “Dozens of people protested and some rioted in Jaffa on Wednesday after police stopped a man and accused him of breaking mandatory coronavirus quarantine… The man refused to show officers his identification card and was eventually fined for being more than 100 meters from his home… Police said that as they questioned the man they were encircled by his family members, some of whom attacked officers… Police said in a statement that rioters ‘arrived on the scene in an organized fashion with stones, tires and flammable materials.’ Protesters clashed with police, burning tires and blocking roads.”

Small Group of Coronavirus Patients Exhibit Neurological Symptoms – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/small-group-of-coronavirus-patients-exhibit-neurological-symptoms/ – “A woman in Michigan could remember her name, but not much else. A brain scan showed swelling and inflammation. She was diagnosed with acute necrotizing encephalopathy, a rare complication from some viruses, and she remains in critical condition according to the New York Times… Dr. Elissa Fory, a neurologist with Henry Ford Health System, said ‘The pattern of involvement, and the way that it rapidly progressed over days, is consistent with viral inflammation of the brain.’.. She continued, ‘This may indicate the virus can invade the brain directly in rare circumstances.’.. Several other cases showed that older patients who went to the doctor for neurological symptoms were also diagnosed with the virus… ‘It could be as simple as low levels of oxygen in the bloodstream,’ Dr. Robert Stevens, a neurologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine said.” (emphasis added)Comment: Impairment of oxygenation could be consistent with exposure to 60ghz microwaves in the 5G range…

Two Plans To “Re-Open” the Country Include COVID-19 Tracking Via Cell Phones and Mass Vaccination Program – by Sayer Ji – https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/two-plans-re-open-country-include-covid-19-tracking-cell-phones-and-mass-vaccinat01 “As the world, and the United States, waits anxiously for news of when the outbreak and lockdown will end, two new plans outline requirements that will significantly impact our already suspended civil liberties… An important article published in STAT titled, “Two new road maps lay out possible paths to end coronavirus lockdowns,” reveals two plans for re-opening our country, one which offers no definite timeline, and the second indicating the soonest would be June: ‘The first, from Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy expert and vice-provost of the University of Pennsylvania (and brother of Rahm Emanuel of “Never let a good crisis go to waste fame), suggests lockdowns could ease up in June. The second, from former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb and colleagues, doesn’t set a date, but rather outlines the evidence that communities would need to begin lifting some of the more draconian restrictions.’.. Ezekiel Emanuel is vice provost of global initiatives and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Emanuel’s opinion on how to “stop the virus” is: ‘A nationwide shelter-in-place or quarantine should take place for the next eight to 10 weeks. According to Chinese data, this would mean the number of Covid-19 cases would peak in four weeks or so and then decline over the next four to six weeks. So, as hard as it would be, everybody but essential workers would have to remain inside until roughly June 1st.’.. Included in his suggestions are the following remedies, predicated as they are on surveillance of the entire population and an egregious violation of privacy: ‘State and local health department then need to deploy thousands of teams to trace contacts of all new Covid-19 cases using cellphone data, social media data, and data from thermometer tests and the like. We also need to get infected people to inform their own contacts. It would be easier to lift the national quarantine if we isolate new cases, find and test all their contacts, and isolate any of them who may be infected.’.. ‘Create a Covid-19 certification system. States should use blood tests to certify people who have had Covid-19, are immune and are no longer contagious. These people could then work in hospitals or other areas where being risk-free would be a benefit.’ ”

COVID-1984: Rick Hack Reports (2 min) – The REAL NEWS Headlines in brief with your favourite unorthodox anchorman, Rick Hack!

Syria And Turkey Ramp Up Preparations For New Military Confrontation (w/Video 4min) – https://southfront.org/syria-and-turkey-ramp-up-preparations-for-new-military-confrontation/ – “At the same time, sources close to Idlib militants announced that Ankara is forming five new units consisting of its own troops, members of the National Front for Liberation and the Syrian National Army. Both these militant groups are funded and trained by Turkey. The newly formed units will be led by Turkish officers and allegedly include 9,000 Syrian militants and a similar number of Turkish troops. Pro-Turkish sources speculate that this force will be tasked with securing the M4 highway in southern Idlib and clearing the area of radical groups like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. After this, a security zone will be established and joint Turkish-Russian patrols will be launched in the area as it was agreed to by Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The problem with this theory is that the Turkish-backed groups, which should supposedly be involved in this operation are allied with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other al-Qaeda-linked organizations. So, they will have little motivation to confront them shifting the burden of fighting to Turkish troops.”

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: Bill Ryan of Project Camelot on the Anglo-Saxon Mission interview transcript (from 2010 – 57 min ) – Full interview transcript: http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/anglo_saxon_mission_interview_transcript_en.html

There Are Multiple Strains Of Coronavirus; Here’s What We Know – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/there-are-least-8-strains-coronavirus-heres-what-we-know – “As COVID-19 blankets the globe – now having officially infected over 800,000 people in 179 countries, causing over 39,000 deaths – scientists are tracking a multitude of strains, according to USA Today… The virus has undergone over a hundred tiny mutations which act like genetic fingerprints – allowing researchers to see how the virus is migrating and splitting into similar but new subtypes, which can be seen at the website NextStrain.org… (for more on “strain” vs “mutation” and why the terminology is causing confusion, see this thread from NextStrain’s Trevor Bedford): ‘Labs around the world are turning their sequencing machines, most about the size of a desktop printer, to the task of rapidly sequencing the genomes of virus samples taken from people sick with COVID-19. The information is uploaded to a website called NextStrain.org that shows how the virus is migrating and splitting into similar but new subtypes.’ –USA Today

Santa Cruz County Extends Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Orderhttps://patch.com/california/santacruz/santa-cruz-county-extends-shelter-place-order – Santa Cruz County has extended its shelter-in-place order through May 3, bringing the county in line with many others in the immediate Bay Area that issued extensions Tuesday… Santa Cruz County first issued its shelter-in-place order March 16, with plans to keep it in place through April 7… Early evidence suggests that the last order has slowed transmission rates (Question: According to what evidence?) of the new coronavirus, the order said. County Health Officer Gail Newel will re-evaluate the order as more data is available… ‘I expect the weeks ahead will be challenging, and it is imperative that we not let down our guard as we work together to reduce the impacts from this disease,’ Newel said in a news release Tuesday night announcing the change.”

Left-wing Billionaire Bill Gates Thinks He Knows Better Than Trump: Calls For Nationwide Shutdown [Opinion] – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/left-wing-billionaire-bill-gates-thinks-he-knows-better-than-trump-calls-for-nationwide-shutdown-opinion/ – ” ‘This is a recipe for disaster. Because people can travel freely across state lines, so can the virus. The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere,’ he continued… ‘Until the case numbers start to go down across America — which could take 10 weeks or more — no one can continue business as usual or relax the shutdown.’.. Gates pointed out that there could potentially be a vaccine within 18 months, but said, ‘creating a vaccine is only half the battle.’.. ‘We can start now by building the facilities where these vaccines will be made,’ the Microsoft founder wrote. ‘Because many of the top candidates are made using unique equipment, we’ll have to build facilities for each of them, knowing that some won’t get used.’.. Gates continued, ‘Private companies can’t take that kind of risk, but the federal government can. It’s a great sign that the administration made deals this week with at least two companies to prepare for vaccine manufacturing. I hope more deals will follow.’ ”

From the Catapulting-The-Propaganda Desk: New York Prisoners Offered PPE and $6 an Hour to Dig Mass Graves for Coronavirus Victims – The job is being presented as a voluntary service. But in reality, prisoners have little choice. – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/04/new-york-prisoners-offered-ppe-and-6-an-hour-to-dig-mass-graves-for-coronavirus-victims.htmlComment: MASS GRAVES !!! OMG !!!

More good news! Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t! (12 min) – by Dana Ashley – There is apparently major fraud between the Govt., The (“Mainstream”) Media, and the Medical “Industry”

Important Questions Regarding the Current Health Situation (1hr 28min) – Dr. Thomas Cowan – https://zoom.us/rec/play/6JF8Juz6rm03TtWT5QSDBPQqW9S5JqKshilKr6ELzB2xB3JSO1GjYucTNOMhfOm5-BcCHyT6-3zt5sd8Comment: All is not what it’s made out to be in the world of “COVID-19.” Dr. Cowan gives us some surprising information and a new perspective on all of the “news.”

All Roads Lead to Dark Winter – by Whitey Webb & Raul Diego – https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/top-news/all-roads-lead-dark-winter/ – “The leaders of two controversial pandemic simulations that took place just months before the Coronavirus crisis – Event 201 and Crimson Contagion – share a common history, the 2001 biowarfare simulation Dark Winter. Dark Winter not only predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks, but some of its participants had clear foreknowledge of those attacks… In addition to missing samples of anthrax, ebola, hanta virus and a variant of AIDS, two of the missing specimens had been labeled “unknown” – ‘an Army euphemism for classified research whose subject was secret,’ according to reports. The vast majority of the specimens lost were never found and an Army spokesperson would later claim that it was ‘likely some were simply thrown out with the trash.’ ”

Rabobank: “This Is The Dynamic That Will Trigger The Next Round Of Global Turmoil Ahead” – by Michael Every – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/rabobank-dynamic-will-trigger-next-round-global-turmoil-ahead – “Allow me to repeat once again: the crucial factor for markets to consider imminently is that not all economies and currencies are created equal. Not everyone is going to be able to get away with 20% fiscal deficits paid for by central banks. Only the US is guaranteed to be able to do so without crushing its currency due to the USD reserve function. The vast majority won’t, and there will be a high price paid for any stimulus… Let’s see how AUD and NZD and CAD and GBP, et al., ultimately fare as they go the zero rates and unlimited QE route as if there is natural market demand for them globally; and emerging markets are in a far deeper hole if they want to push back fiscally against the ‘rules of the game’ in the same way that developed economies are… The underlying issue is still ‘another day, another US dollar’. And there aren’t that many to go round in EM space in particular, doubly so when export earnings evaporate ahead – which they will. That key dynamic is set to trigger the next round of global turmoil ahead. Coming soon: Imperial vs. Rebel sums fighting over the USD Death Star.”

Fed Launches Repo Facility To Provide Dollars To Foreign Central Bank – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-launches-repo-facility-provide-dollars-foreign-central-bank – “…perhaps Powell felt a bit unloved and at 830am this morning the Fed unveiled yet another “temporary” emergency liquidity providing facility, this time to foreign central banks, in the form of a repo facility targeting “foreign and international monetary authorities”, i.e. foreign central banks which will be allowed to exchange Treasuries held in custody at the Fed for US dollars… In other words, just a week after the Fed “enhanced” its swap lines with central banks and included a bunch of non G-5 central banks to the list of counterparties, it has found that this is not working – perhaps due to the prohibitive rates on the facility – and is now handing out dollars outright against US denominated securities. We wonder if the central bank uptake will be any higher than the repo facility aimed at US dealers and which is now redundant. Of course, when that fails the Fed can just offer to buy all central bank securities in what even reputable FX strategists now joke is a Fed on full tilt, and intent on buying out all foreign central banks… And so, just as the financial situation was starting (to seem to) to stabilize, the Fed reminds everyone just how broken everything still is.”

Being in the Age of Corona – by Gilad Atzmon – https://gilad.online/writings/2020/3/30/being-in-the-age-of-corona – “Two existential realisations are crucial in light of the above: 1. Many things, including life itself, are inflicted on us. We do not choose to be in the world, we do not choose who we are; our genes, DNA, the list of gifts and faults that make us into what we are, are in most cases imposed on us by the act of birth. We are often locked into situations that are basically forced on us. This includes being thrown into the world as well as being taken away. We may as well be upset by the fact that the sun rises in the east or by the shortening days of the winter. Being in the world is a form of acceptance or even surrender.”

I got a request from Alignable, which is supposedly dedicated to supporting local businesses, for ideas on how businesses in Santa Cruz can be helped. I posted the following:

My wife’s skin care business is completely closed. How can Santa Cruz businesses be helped when the general population complies meekly with an “order” from an appointed public health official who seems to be deriving jurisdiction from Federal Emergency Powers which seem to be entirely Unconstitutional? How long are people going to comply with this regime based on computer models of a ginned up “crisis” that are now massively exposed under expert analyses as being faulty and shockingly overblown? Multiple eminent virologists have come out with this information and their expert opinions that a “lock-down” (a term from the prison industry) is not only not effective, but is harmful to society in serious ways. This virus is not virulent when we have access to the successful treatment protocols that have been reported by doctors from around the globe.

From the What-You’re-Not-Supposed-To-Know Desk: This Huge Jewish Finance Firm Just Took Over the US Treasury and Fed (Blackrock, Transcript + Audio 38min) – by Jazzhands McFeels and James Allsup – https://russia-insider.com/en/huge-jewish-finance-firm-just-took-over-us-treasury-and-fed-blackrock-transcript-audio/ri28494in this detailed segment, approx. 1/4 of Sunday’s Fash-The-Nation podcast, Jazz and James look into the crazy-making swamp behind the forming “Greatest Depression,” and into the question of just what might be Wagging the Dog. The transcript, which is apparently automatically generated and has glitches, is very helpful, particularly if you read it while you listen at 1.5x speed.

Ford, GE Promise To Build 15,000 Ventilators Over Next 100 Days; Washington DC Mayor Issues ‘Stay At Home’ Order: Live Updates – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/spains-covid-19-case-total-passes-chinas-south-korea-reports-rash-new-cases-liveComment: Detailed reporting on many things happening now… Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is warning that medical experts say the coronavirus pandemic could escalate within two weeks in the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland region, where it could resemble the current level of cases in New York City… New Jersey recorded 3,347 new positive cases since yesterday, bringing our statewide total to 16,636… Virginia’s new ‘stay at home order’ will last until June 10 until modified, which critics cited as a more reasonable timeline, and noted that even Trump is now making gestures toward June… Gov. Phil Murphy kept his promise to “shame” those caught violating the state’s lockdown, among them involving residents facing charges including four buddies who met to drag race in a school parking lot, men who held weddings, a woman who left her home to toss a Molotov cocktail at her boyfriend’s residence (unsuccessfully, we might add) and a billiards hall owner who reopened after he was ordered to close.” (emphasis added)

The Common Roots Of Climate Change And COVID-19 Hysteria – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/the-common-roots-of-climate-change-and-covid-19-hysteria/ – “People want to know: just how bad is the COVID-19 virus and is fighting it worth the destruction of the world’s economic and financial system while disrupting the lives of hundreds of millions of people? The story behind the story will make it clear that things are seldom as they seem… In short and when seen through the lens of Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, the whole world has just been punked and then panicked into destroying itself over COVID-19… What the Sustainable Development crowd needed was to put their non-performing racehorse “Global Warming” out to pasture and find a brand new horse that could finally run and win the race to what the UN calls “deep transformation” of the entire global economic system. The new horse is named “COVID-19”. Different horse, same jockey, same race, same finish line.” – Comment: Excellent article by Patrick Wood, nailing the deep involvement of Global Technocrats in the creation and ongoing exploitation of the NCV “crisis.”

BREAKING: France Officially Sanctions (makes allowance for) Chloroquine After 78 of 80 Coronavirus Patients Recover – by David Lindfield – https://southfront.org/turkey-deploys-equipment-in-syrias-idlib-to-repair-m4-highway/ – “France 24 English reported, ‘The French government has officially sanctioned prescriptions of chloroquine to treat certain coronavirus patients.’.. France’s director general of health Jérôme Salomon said, ‘This ensures continued treatment of patients who have been treated for several years for a chronic condition with this drug, but also allows a temporary authorization to allow certain patients with coronavirus to benefit from this therapeutic route.’.. Chloroquine is a drug often used to fight malaria, but also has successfully treated certain patients infected with coronavirus… According to The Daily Wire, the five-day recovery time (of the patients in the study) is “considerably” faster “than the usual 14 days and for some it can go up to 28 days if they recover at all… Dr. Raouly cheered the news via social media on Saturday: ‘Thanks to Philippe Douste-Blazy, former Minister of Health and member of the Board of Directors of the @IHU_Marseille, for his position,’ he wrote.”

Bill De Blasio Threatens to Close Churches That Resist Shutdown Order – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/bill-de-blasio-threatens-to-close-churches-that-resist-shutdown-order/ – ” ‘So, I want to say to all those who are preparing the potential of religious services this weekend – if you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,’ de Blasio said to reporters… ‘I don’t say that with any joy. It’s the last thing I would like to do because I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faiths in this time of crisis, but we do not need gatherings that will endanger people.’.. ‘No faith tradition endorses anything that endangers the members of that faith,’ de Blasio continued. ‘So, the NYPD, Fire Department, Buildings Department, and everyone has been instructed that if they see worship services going on, they will go to the officials of that congregation, they’ll inform them they need to stop the services and disperse.’.. ‘If that does not happen, they will take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently,’ de Blasio added.”

Rosneft Abruptly Exits Venezuela, Sells Assets To Russian State, Amid US Squeeze On Maduro – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/rosneft-abruptly-exits-venezuela-sells-assets-russian-state-amid-us-squeeze-maduro – “In the past weeks the Kremlin has shown it’s willing to punch back as well as take drastic necessary defensive action in the face of Washington sanctions at a moment America is preoccupied and made more vulnerable by the coronavirus threat first by dumping OPEC+ and MbS, effectively declaring war on US shale and now by taking aggressive measures to insulate Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft… On Saturday Rosneft announced it has sold off all its Venezuelan oil assets to an unnamed Russian state entity. “The government of the Russian Federation has acquired assets in Venezuela from Rosneft. A company 100% owned by the Russian Federation has become the owner,” Russia’s TASS said… A company statement framed the move as key to protecting shareholders’ interests at a moment the Trump administration ramps up pressure on Maduro and external entities still doing business with Caracas.”

Media steers clear of questioning Biden about sexual allegations against him – by Mike Santorini – https://newspushed.com/media-steers-clear-of-questioning-biden-about-sexual-allegations-against-him/ – “On Wednesday, (former Biden Staffer Tara) Reade, in an interview with podcast host Katie Halper, said there’s more to her experience with the former vice president… She said Biden kissed her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent. When Reader pulled away, she says, Biden told her: “Come on, man. I heard you liked me.” The incident, according to Reader, took place near the Capitol building. She met Biden there after being asked, by a more senior staffer, to bring him his gym bag… Biden’s campaign denied the allegations on Friday. “Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false,” said deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement… Biden has been a vocal supporter of women who come forward with sexual allegations. ‘For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real,’ Biden said during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”

Tucker Carlson Defends His Bold Prediction: Biden Will Not Be the 2020 Democratic Nominee – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/tucker-carlson-defends-his-bold-prediction-biden-will-not-be-the-2020-democratic-nominee/ – “Tucker Carlson said, ‘I am utterly convinced, and would bet money, that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day. I just don’t believe that. I really don’t.’.. ‘He shouldn’t be working still,’ he said. ‘I’m not being mean. I know him. I’ve always liked him. But that’s true. And so, those are two trains traveling toward each other at high speed. Two competing imperatives. We’ve got to win, but we’ve got a guy who can’t win. Therefore, they’re gonna replace him.’.. This is not the guy I’ve known, and you can ask anybody who knows him or has watched him,” Carlson said… ‘This is not him. He’s a completely different person, and he’s in decline and I feel bad about it. That’ll be me someday … I hope somebody loves me enough to not let me run for president.’ ”

Pentagon Orders Teams to Underground Mountain Bunkers in Preparation for Pandemic – by John Vibes – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/pentagon-teams-underground-mountain-bunkers-preparation-pandemic.html – “During the Cold War, the United States government came up with a contingency plan to ensure that the military was able to maintain power in the face of an existential threat. At the time, the threat that they had in mind was some type of nuclear attack, but this also includes a biological threat, like the one the world is currently facing… This strategy is known as “Continuity of Government” and it involves a variety of different plans that are intended to help the U.S. government and military maintain control of the region during times of emergency… These new precautions included the implementation of a lengthy line of succession for people who will fall into the executive role if something should happen to the president or vice president… The facilities used in these types of situations include Cheyenne Mountain, the Presidential Emergency Operations Center under the White House, Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Pennsylvania, and Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Pennsylvania… It is possible that additional members of the government will also be sent to isolated bunkers if the situation becomes more dangerous on the surface. There is no indication that further mobilizations are planned, but considering the secrecy of the operation, it is unlikely that such plans would be formally announced.”

The Fed’s Cure Risks Being Worse Than the Disease – by Jim Bianco – https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-cure-risks-being-worse-110052347.html – “But it’s the alphabet soup of new programs that deserve special consideration, as they could have profound long-term consequences for the functioning of the Fed and the allocation of capital in financial markets. Specifically, these are: ● CPFF (Commercial Paper Funding Facility) – buying commercial paper from the issuer. ● PMCCF (Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility) – buying corporate bonds from the issuer. ● TALF (Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility) – funding backstop for asset-backed securities. ● SMCCF (Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility) – buying corporate bonds and bond ETFs in the secondary market. ● MSBLP (Main Street Business Lending Program) – Details are to come, but it will lend to eligible small and medium-size businesses, complementing efforts by the Small Business Association… To put it bluntly, the Fed isn’t allowed to do any of this. The central bank is only allowed to purchase or lend against securities that have government guarantee.”

Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020https://www.firearmspolicy.org/oppose-hr-5717-federal-gunpocalypse – “If you’re a gun owner, you literally need to drop everything you’re doing right now and oppose this bill… HR 5717 is the worst anti-gun legislation that FPC has ever seen. It could end gun rights in totality within a generation… In 2016, we fought hard against a huge surge of anti-gun legislation in California. We dubbed it “Gunpocalypse.”.. And now Rep. Hank Johnson has introduced a bill that rolls up all of Gunpocalypse – and more – into one federal bill… HR 5717 would: ● Create a nationwide gun registry Ban almost all semiautomatic rifles Institute a federal Magazine Ban Implement national “Red Flag” gun confiscation, ● Tax guns at 30% and ammo at 50% Ban patriots under 21 from exercising their Second Amendment rights, ● Ration guns by making it illegal to purchase more than one firearm in a 30-day period, ● Force “Safe Storage” requirements on gun owners, ● Ban home builds, ● Ban suppressors, ● Force FFLs to spend massive amounts of money to comply with new “security” requirements, ● Expand “Gun Free Zones”, And more than we can possibly list here in this space”

Anonymous Message To Bill Gates (4 min)

Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwidehttps://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/28/ttrump-admin-names-gun-makers-retailers-essential-businesses-nationwide/ – “President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown… The DHS guidelines list as essential: ● Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responders. ● Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.” – Comment: There seems to be some controversy about this within the “Administrative System.”

2 Arrested, 70 Cited for Violating Stay-At-Home Orders, Police Say – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/2-arrested-70-cited-for-violating-stay-at-home-orders-police-say/ – “The Star Advisor has reported that 70 citations and 2 arrests have been made from Hawaiian citizens who refuse to follow the shelter-in-place directives issued by the governor. A third arrest was reported during this time, but it was not related to the shelter rules… Violating the executive order is a misdemeanor that can be punished with a year in prison or a fine up to $5000… Hawaiian Gov. David has managed each island differently and although he has not established checkpoints across the board, it has been considered on the islands have only one road that would be easy for law enforcement to monitor.”

Chuck Norris Issues Chilling Coronavirus Statement — Warns of Rebellion, Martial Law – by David Lindfield – “In a report by Western Journal, Chuck Norris has presented concerns for the freedoms that are being restricted during this pandemic… Norris said he was concerned by the growing lockdown orders and curfews being enforced by law enforcement limiting citizens’ movements… ‘If the need for citizen confinement grows, and the restrictions increase, where does it end? And what excessive burden are we then placing upon law enforcement to corral even half of Americans (150 million)?’ he asked… ‘And if even the smallest transgression of confinement restrictions ends up being a misdemeanor, how will officials handle tens of millions of them?’.. Norris pointed out that if police are expected to enforce the curfews, they too could become stricken with coronavirus.”

Kennedy Center lays off musicians after receiving $25 Million in stimulus bill – by Mike Santorini – https://newspushed.com/kennedy-center-lays-off-musicians-after-receiving-25-million-in-stimulus-bill/ – “The orchestra’s Covid-19 Advisory Committee sent an email to 96 musicians on Friday, informing them that their checks would be cut off starting April 3, the Washington Free Beacon reported… ‘The Covid-19 Advisory Committee was broadsided today during our conversation with [Kennedy Center President] Deborah Rutter. Ms. Rutter abruptly informed us today that the last paycheck for all musicians and librarians will be April 3 and that we will not be paid again until the Center reopens,’ the email said. ‘Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3. We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.’ ”

Santa Cruz Police Will Enforce Shelter-In-Place Order, Dept. Says – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/santa-cruz-police-will-enforce-shelter-place-order-dept-says – “The Santa Cruz Police Department on Sunday announced its intention to actively enforce the city’s shelter-in-place order when officers sees businesses or groups of people in violation… The department says it generally relies on warnings, but is prepared to issue citations if it sees non-essential businesses violating the public health order to close or people outdoors in groups… ‘We do not take this enforcement stance lightly,’ the department said in a news release. ‘The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious community health threat, and the Public Health Order is enforceable.’ ” – Comment: My wife’s business is in the unincorporated area of the County. Still…

New Yorkers Who Break Social Distancing Rules Will Now Face Fines Up to $500 – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/new-yorkers-who-break-social-distancing-rules-will-now-face-fines-up-to-500/ – “New York City has shut down all nonessential businesses, and banned gatherings of any size. With 32,308 confirmed cases in New York City as of Sunday, De Blasio said fines of $250 to $500 would be given to those who are found congregating in public places… ‘You’ve been warned and warned and warned again,’ He said… ‘They’re going to give people every chance to listen, and if anyone doesn’t listen, then they deserve a fine at this point,’ de Blasio said. ‘I don’t want to fine people when so many folks are going through economic distress, but if they haven’t gotten the message by now, and they don’t get the message wh

For the Week of 3/23/20:

Dr. Deitrich Klinghardt gives details on natural treatments for the “Pandemic virus” and on how to use hypochlorous acid (AKA MMS2) for both a prophylactic and a treatment for COVID-19Link to the powerpoint that goes with the video: https://klinghardtinstitute.com/teachings/newest-corona-covid-19-dr-klinghardt-latest-research-session-19th-march-2020/

Must watch: TRUMP VS FAUCI: BATTLE OF AGENDAS (2 hr 15min) – The HighWire with Del Bigtree

Bill Gates Calls for Vaccine Certificates as Requirement for Travel – from Health Impact News – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/bill-gates-calls-for-vaccine-certificates-as-requirement-for-travel/Watch the 17 min video on this page (video has an add at the end, 16min 50sec). This looks like promotion of a mandatory vaccination agenda. According to Gates’ proposals, in order to travel people would need at least some kind of “official” test to certify they’d had “the disease.”

Virus Released in ’12 Monkeys’ | Dates in Movie & TV History | IMDb Original (3 min)

From the Now-Entering-The-Black-Hole Desk: We’re Living in 12 Monkeys (1hr 11min) – by Aaron and Melissa Dykes of TruthStream Media – Comment: It’s over folks, you can put a fork in us…

As 911 Gets Calls for Coughing Neighbors, Hotline Allows People to Snitch to Govt During Outbreak – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/as-911-gets-calls-for-coughing-neighbors-hotline-allows-people-to-snitch-to-govt-during-outbreak.html – “Starting last week in California, paranoid citizens began calling their local police departments via 911 to report their neighbors — for coughing. Seriously. Fast forward to this week, however, and we now have a hotline set up in Kentucky designed to take calls from people just like the ones in California who call the cops to report their neighbors for coughing… On Monday, Kentucky Governor Beshear announced a COVID-19 snitch hotline that allows citizens to report people and businesses who they think may be disobeying the state’s social distancing mandates. The COVID-19 reporting hotline is 1-833-KY-SAFER or (833)-597-2337… The governor’s decision drew immediate ire from Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie who compared it to a chapter out of George Orwell’s 1984.”

New York Hospital Giving Coronavirus Patients Massive Amounts of Vitamin Chttps://anonhq.com/new-york-hospital-giving-coronavirus-patients-massive-amounts-of-vitamin-c/ – “The administering of 1,500 milligrams of intravenous Vitamin C is over 16 times the recommended dietary allowance of the antioxidant, but has resulted in patients treated with the vitamin faring “significantly” better than those patients who aren’t receiving the treatment, reports the New York Post… According to pulmonologist and critical-care specialist Dr. Andrew G. Weber, who is affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, intensive-care patients infected with the novel virus are immediately administered the massive dosage when they arrive in ICU. The powerful vitamin C dosage is re-administered intravenously three or four times per day, he added… Weber explained that the inspiration for the treatment comes after doctors in Shanghai, China, also used it.”

Two Hundred and Thirty Years of Rights and Liberties Shredded: Why I Oppose The Lockdown – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2020/03/25/two-hundred-and-thirty-years-of-rights-and-liberties-shredded-why-i-oppose-the-lockdown/ – “My opposition to the potential Lockdown is twofold but principally it is based on the fact that over two hundred and thirty years of rights and liberties should not be shredded on the basis of any threat, real or imagined. Americans either have rights or we don’t. There is no asterisk in the Constitution that states the Bill of Rights is null and void in the event of a terrorist attack or a virus outbreak. If we do not maintain our rights in a time of crisis, then, simply put, we do not truly have rights at all… If we do not maintain these rights, our country, such as it is, ceases to exist… As Peter Hitchens, one of the few critics of this Lockdown mentality (happening all over the world and, in his case, Britain) wrote in his recent article for the Mail Online, ‘All the crudest weapons of despotism, the curfew, the presumption of guilt and the power of arbitrary arrest, are taking shape in the midst of what used to be a free country. And we, who like to boast of how calm we are in a crisis, seem to despise our ancient hard-bought freedom and actually want to rush into the warm, firm arms of Big Brother.’.. So here I am, twenty years after a writing career began as a result of generally good people who were frightened into giving away their rights, writing about exactly the same thing yet again. Of course, there may be time to reverse the direction in which we are heading. The next few weeks will most likely determine that matter. One thing is for certain, however, if Americans give up their rights now, they will never get them back.”

COVID 19, Created in North Carolina for Bio-Warfare, Paid for by the CIA and Trump Blames China – by Gordon Duffhttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/25/pravda-us-army-created-covid-19-in-2015-research-proofs-or-debunking-you-pick/ – “Documents below will show that research to create COVID 19 began in the United States in 2006 and culminated in a successful bio-weapon in 2015, with work done at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard and at the Food and Drug Administration’s lab in Arkansas… Their work was titled: ‘A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence’… They did this and more, so much more as you will read below.”

Harvard Study Claims COVID-19 Fatality Rate Far Lower Than World Health Org Suggests – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/harvard-study-claims-covid-19-fatality-rate-far-lower-than-world-health-org-suggests/ – “The study was published in Nature Medicine last week. The study shows that only 1.4 percent of people who contracted the coronavirus in the epicenter of the disease, Wuhan, China died from it… The original predictions for fatalities made by the World Health Organization was a 3.4 percent death rate.”

Woman Raises Detailed Sexual Assault Allegation Against Biden – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/woman-raises-detailed-sexual-assault-allegation-against-biden/ – ” ‘I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold. And I remember he … it happened all at once. The gym bag, I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him and it was gone, and his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers.’ Reade continued… ‘He was kissing me at the same time, and … I remember him saying as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ … He got finished doing what he was doing, and I tried to pull back, and he said, ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me!’ ‘ ”

From the Love-Your-Servitude Desk: New Poll Shows 74% of Americans Back a National Lockdown – As Trump eyes restarting the economy, nearly 3 in 4 voters support a national quarantine – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/new-poll-shows-74-of-americans-back-a-national-lockdown.html – “According to the Morning Consult/Politico poll, released Wednesday, 74% of voters support a national quarantine barring outside activities save for essential trips… Backing for such a lockdown crosses party lines… Eighty-one percent of Democrats support a national quarantine , with 49% strongly supporting it and 32% somewhat supportive. But strong support (72%) was also voiced by Republic respondents, with 37% strongly supporting the approach and 35% somewhat supporting such a measure. Independents were widely supportive (69%) as well.”

The Electrification of Earth:Spanish Flu & ‘18 COVID-19 Connection 2020(10 min) – by Dr. Thomas Cowan

47,000 Stores Shutter Across The US As Virtually All Retailers Stop Paying Rent – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/total-halt-47000-stores-shutter-across-us-virtually-all-retailers-stop-paying-rent – “These moves, as Bloomberg notes, mark the next phase in virus fallout: what happens to billions in rent owed for businesses that have been closed? The stakes are high. Retail has a slew of big chains in turnaround mode. And if they do withhold payments, there would be a ripple effect. Landlords can’t afford to stop collecting rent for long, with many property owners sitting on loads of debt… Worse, if landlords refuse to budge, it’s unclear how this mutually assured destruction will conclude in anyone’s favor… ‘The court system is just going to get flooded with a million of these disputes between tenants and landlords,’ said Vince Tibone, an analyst at Green Street Advisors. ‘If the government doesn’t step in in any form or fashion, it could get ugly. They need to respond quickly.’.. In short: this will be the biggest in court mess ever, and whether it involves in court bankruptcy or not, will not matter one bit, as there is simply no money.”

The Global Economy Won’t Bounce Back Soon – by Daniel Lacalle – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/global-economy-wont-bounce-back-soon-0 – ” It is very likely that the closure of the main developed economies will be followed by a closure of the emerging markets, creating a shock to supply that has not been seen in decades. The adoption of massive inflationary and demand-driven measures in a shock to supply is not only a mistake, but is the recipe for stagflation and guarantees a multi-year negative impact generated by the increase in debt, the weakening of productivity, the increase in inflation in non-reproducible goods while deflation is making headlines and economic stagnation.”

Despite QEternity & “Record” Bailout-Bill, The US Dollar Shortage Is Intensifying… – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/despite-qeternity-bailout-bill-us-dollar-shortage-intensifies – “Despite unprecedented actions by The Fed: ‘The FOMC expanded its large scale asset purchase program by promising to purchase ‘in the amounts needed.’ Previously, the FOMC had said it would purchase at least $500bn of Treasury securities and at least $200bn of agency MBS. The FOMC also announced that the agency MBS purchases will include agency commercial MBS.’.. So, the question is simple – How can the Fed launch an “unlimited” monetary stimulus with congress approving a $2 trillion package and the dollar index remain strong?.. The answer, as Daniel Lacalle details below, lies in the rising global dollar shortage, and should be a lesson for monetary alchemists around the world… The $2 trillion stimulus package agreed by Congress is around 10% of GDP and, if we include the Fed borrowing facilities for working capital, it means $6 trillion in liquidity for consumers and firms over the next nine months… To (the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package), we must add the massive quantitative easing program announced by the Fed… First, we must understand that the word “unlimited” is only a communication tool. It is not unlimited. It is limited by the confidence and demand of US dollars… How did we reach such a dollar shortage? In the past 20 years, dollar-denominated debt in emerging and developed economies, led by China, has exploded. The reason is simple, domestic and international investors do not accept local currency risk in large quantities knowing that, in an event like what we are currently experiencing, many countries will decide to make huge devaluations and destroy their bondholders… If we take the US dollar reserves of the most indebted countries and deduct the outstanding liabilities with the estimated foreign exchange revenues in this crisis … The global dollar shortage may rise from 13 trillions of dollars in March 2020 to $ 20 trillion in December … And that is if we do not estimate a lasting global recession.” – Comment: Sobering facts like the above suggest that Trump’s “bold statement” that the U.S. economy will start to recover rapicly by Easter (a little over 2 weeks away!) is little more that the disingenuous blowing of smoke.

WTI Erases Overnight Gains On Demand Fears, Crude Inventory Build – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/wti-erases-overnight-gains-demand-fears-crude-inventory-build – “Oil prices extended gains overnight, along with the rest of the markets, on hope The Fed’s buying will work and optimism that US Congress will agree a bigly Stimulus Bill and helped by a surprise crude draw reported by API… But early on this morning that all started to fall apart and WTI plunged back to a $23 handle after the boss of Vitol Group said demand is down about 15 million to 20 million barrels a day and will shrink further with India’s decision to go into lockdown.”

A More Effective Response To The Crisis – Monetary Insanity Is Not The Solution To Monetary Excess – by Daniel Lacalle – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/more-effective-response-crisis-monetary-insanity-not-solution-monetary-excess – “This is a supply shock added to a mandatory shutdown of the economy. As such, a serious response must be supply-side driven. It is ludicrous to try to stimulate demand with printed money and public spending in a forced lockdown where any extra demand will not drive supply up, even may drive it down… We cannot fall into the trap of believing that what the economy needs is more monetary easing when it fails, and if it does not work then we must try even more monetary insanity… Monetary insanity is not the solution to monetary excess and lunacy… My proposals: Some politicians have mentioned the concept of “war economy”. And I think it is a correct one. For a war economy, there can be no bull-market administration… The first thing that the Government should announce in the face of this challenge is a drastic reduction to zero of all the non-essential items of the budget, unnecessary subsidies, duplicate expenses, and a reduction in ministries and senior officials according to the moment. The second is to work with the private sector to guarantee that, once a vaccine is available, all production and distribution channels are well organized so that it can reach the population quickly and efficiently. The third is a complete tax exemption during the crisis period for companies, families and the self-employed. Zero income, zero tax. This will allow, together with liquidity lines at no cost, to survive the lockdown… Governments are already going to consume all the fiscal space they have and more. The idea is that this enormous liquidity at negative real rates may be used for something effective for once, not to increase structural imbalances in current spending… This is not asking the state to intervene, it is asking the government to stop intervening so much…”

Putin Postpones Controversial National Referendum After COVID-19 Cases Leap Overnight – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putin-postpones-controversial-national-referendum-after-covid-19-cases-jump-overnight – “Importantly, Putin declared the postponement of a national referendum on constitutional amendments originally scheduled for April 22 to “a later date”… The proposed amendments came out of the major January shake-up which led to the resignation of the government. The measures were expected to pass easily, but the changes have been hugely controversial outside Russia as they could theoretically allow him to be president until 2036… It seems Putin took the dire warning to heart as he announced a series of drastic measures to combat the spread including declaring the entire next week a work holiday (with salaries preserved, he noted), or something akin to a national lockdown. “All the measures that have been and will be taken will work, produce a result as long as we show solidarity, understanding of the difficulty of the current situation,” Putin said… Alarmingly, he took a pessimistic tone that belies the current low numbers, saying it will ultimately be “impossible” to completely stop the coronavirus spread in Russia due to the large size of the country.”

Why Did Hundreds Of CEOs Resign Just Before The World Started Going Absolutely Crazy? – by Michael Snyder – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/why-did-hundreds-ceos-resign-just-world-started-going-absolutely-crazy – “Meanwhile, top corporate executives were dumping billions of dollars worth of shares in their own companies just before the market completely cratered. The following comes from the Wall Street Journal…Top executives at U.S.-traded companies sold a total of roughly $9.2 billion in shares of their own companies between the start of February and the end of last week, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows… ‘The selling saved the executives—including many in the financial industry—potential losses totaling $1.9 billion, according to the analysis, as the S&P 500 stock index plunged about 30% from its peak on Feb. 19 through the close of trading March 20.’.. In the stock market, you only make money if you get out in time, and many among the corporate elite seem to have impeccable timing.”

Unfortunate Adventures Of Turkish Army In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/unfortunate-adventures-of-turkish-army-in-idlib/ – “The open secret is that Turkish forces have become the target of attacks by groups that Ankara has been supporting with its opposition of the anti-terrorist operations of the Syrian Army. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Houras al-Din, the Turkistan Islamic Party and similar organizations see the creation of a buffer zone along the M4 as a grave threat to their interests and survival. Therefore they are sabotaging the deal by blocking the highway and fuelling military tensions in the region. In the near future, they may even stage a large false-flag attack on Turkish forces near the contact line planning to blame the ‘Assad regime’ for it and thus relaunch military hostilities between the Turkish Army and the Syrian Armed Forces… Violations of the ceasefire regime by Idlib radicals are also increasing. Recently, ATGM, mortar attacks and artillery shelling were reported near Kafr Nubl, Saraqib, Kansafra and Kabinah. Turkish-backed groups claim that this week they destroyed a Syrian Army battle tank and bulldozer north of Saraqib… Members of Turkish-backed Faylaq al-Madj raided the village of Sukariya, near the town of Tell Abyad, in northeastern Syria. They attacked locals wounding dozens of them and looting their property.”

Coronavirus: Consolidation of Power with Patrick Henningsen (1hr 32min) – interview by Angelo John Gage

From the Something-Completely-Different Desk: The “Pestilence Program” – by Lisa Renee – https://energeticsynthesis.com/index.php/resource-tools/news-shift-timelines/3586-pestilence-program (with available audio of Lisa Renee reading her article) – Comment: This is a look at the current “crisis” from an esoteric viewpoint, informed by Lisa’s tremendous experience with information about the deep agendas operating behind the scenes on Earth. She covers a lot of ground here, expanding horizons about what’s driving the controversial events unfolding.

U.S. Europe Defender 2020 Deployment To Poland To Remain Longer Under Pretext Of COVID-19 Issueshttps://southfront.org/u-s-europe-defender-2020-deployment-to-poland-to-remain-longer-and-counter-russia/ – “The United States 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (2/3 ABCT) will remain in Poland, to reinforce security, a letter by its commander said. The pretext for the move is supposed COVID-19-related issues… “Spartan Brigade Family,.. Why this Change of mission? The decision was largely based on the timing of the next regionally aligned brigade’s arrival versus the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. Since 2/3 ABCT was already in place in Europe prior to travel restrictions into and out of Europe, and the next brigade had not arrived, the decision was mad for 2/3 ABCT to assume their mission as the European-based brigade combat team… What Changes? The entire brigade remains in Europe. All seven battalions wil stay here until the completion of our rotation sometime later this year. This means that the brigade will no longer deploy to our previously identified follow-on mission nor return this summer to Ft. Stewart. Therefore, we should expect that a majority of the Soldiers who are currently in Europe will not return home until the completion of this rotation. Please understand that the exact details of our return are still being finalized and we will let you know when your Soldiers will be home once we have confirmed our timeline. Finally, in order to meet manning requirements, some of the Soldiers currently at Ft. Stewart will be asked to deploy forward to join our team here in Europe.” – Comment: This looks like an inadequately explained, anomalous, and potentially ominous, development.

Sayer Ji, Livestream: “Making Sense of Coronavirus + Resiliency Strategies + Q and A” 3/22/20 (1hr 17min) – Wonderful clarity from Sayer Ji in this difficult moment. Both Courageous and even-handed simultaneously, quite a feat. Highly recommended.

Moderna’s Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Might Be Ready For Limited Use By The Fall – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/modernas-experimental-covid-19-vaccine-might-be-ready-limited-use-fall – “A human trial being held in Washington State to research a promising drug designed to fight COVID-19 is reportedly going better than expected, and it’s possible that a handful of infected patients – likely health-care workers – could be administered the drug by the fall… Stephane Bancel, the biotech’s chief executive, told Goldman Sachs on Friday that mRNA-1273 could be made available to a few patients, likely health-care workers suffering from COVID-19, under emergency use authorization, according to a statement from the company picked up by Bloomberg… The vaccine was developed in partnership with Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, with human testing starting earlier this month… Moderna is ramping up production so it’s ready to produce millions of doses of its experimental vaccine if the vaccine is found to be useful in curing and preventing the virus. A commercially-available vaccine isn’t expected for at least a year.” – Comment: The relationship of Moderna to the Bill Gates Foundation, WHO, etc., is outlined in the William Engdahl article I posted yesterday (below).

Coronavirus Stimulus Offered By House Financial Services Committee Creates New Digital Dollar – by Jason Brett – https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2020/03/23/new-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-introduces-digital-dollar-and-digital-dollar-wallets/#2d42ea884bea – “Jason BrettThe bill establishes a digital dollar, which it defines as ‘a balance expressed as a dollar value consisting of digital ledger entries that are recorded as liabilities in the accounts of any Federal Reserve Bank or … an electronic unit of value, redeemable by an eligible financial institution (as determined by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System).’ Additionally, a digital dollar wallet is identified as ‘a digital wallet or account, maintained by a Federal reserve bank on behalf of any person, that represents holdings in an electronic device or service that is used to store digital dollars that may be tied to a digital or physical identity.’.. A mandate also requires all ‘member banks’ establish a ‘pass-through digital dollar wallet’ to all customers eligible for the stimulus. Member banks include those banks that are ‘members’ of the Federal Reserve and regulated by the Fed. Additionally, ‘Non-Member’ state banks – those that not members of the Federal Reserve and regulated by the FDIC – could opt-in to offer pass-through digital dollar wallets as well.” (emphasis added)

India Is Now Hand-Stamping People Who Are Suspected To Have COVID-19 Infections – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/india-now-hand-stamping-people-who-are-suspected-have-covid-19-infections – “And now, as if the coronavirus containment scenes from around the world weren’t dystopian enough, the disturbing imagery continues in India, where those suspected of having the coronavirus are now being given hand stamps, according to ReutersThe same people are also being tracked using their mobile phones and personal data in order for the government to help enforce quarantines. The tracking effort raises obvious questions about both privacy and mass surveillance… More than 200 people have been infected with coronavirus in India, and there had been four official deaths as of yesterday. But officials continue to report cases of people fleeing quarantine.”

Italy in Meltdown, Sends Military to Enforce Covid-19 Lockdown – by Alice Green – punchingbagpost.com/2020/03/23/italy-reports-another-outbreak-sends-military-to-enforce-lockdown/ – “Italy implemented a nationwide quarantine on March 9th in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Last week, as Italy’s totals eclipsed those in China, authorities banned residents from outdoor exercises including running and biking… The Italian military has been dispatched to Milan to enforce the quarantine measures. Nearly 10,000 people left their homes in violation of the lockdown on Friday.” – Comment: It’s eerie to see how similar the measures for “flattening the curve” through suppression of society are throughout the nations of the world.

In Unprecedented Move, Fed Unveils Open-Ended QE Including Corporate Bonds – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/fed-unleashes-unlimited-qe-will-buy-corporates-munis-cmbs – “Coming into Monday, the Fed had a problem: it had already used up half of its entire emergency $700BN QE5 announced last weekend... Which, together with the plunge in stocks, is why at 8am on Monday, just as we expected – given the political cover they have been provided – The Fed unveiled an unprecedented expansion to its mandate, announcing open-ended QE which also gave it the mandate to buy corporates bonds (in the primary and secondary market) to unclog the frozen corporate bond market as we just one step away from a full Fed nationalization of the market (only Fed stock purchases remain now)… As noted elsewhere, the Fed’s new credit facilities carry limits on paying dividends and making stock buybacks for firms that defer interest payments, but have no explicit restrictions preventing beneficiaries from laying off workers… The Fed will buy Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities “in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions and the economy,” and will also buy agency commercial mortgage-backed securities, according to a statement… The Fed also said it will support “the flow of credit to employers, consumers and businesses by establishing new programs that, taken together, will provide up to $300 billion in new financing.” It will be backed by $30 billion from the Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund… Coincidentally, this unprecedented action takes place just hours after real estate billionaire Tom Barrack (and friend of Trump) said the U.S. commercial-mortgage market is on the brink of collapse and predicted a “domino effect” of catastrophic economic consequences if banks and government don’t take prompt action to keep borrowers from defaulting: ‘Loan repayment demands are likely to escalate on a systemic level, triggering a domino effect of borrower defaults that will swiftly and severely impact the broad range of stakeholders in the entire real estate market, including property and home owners, landlords, developers, hotel operators and their respective tenants and employees,’ he wrote… Barrack said the impact could dwarf that of the Great Depression… and now CMBS get their bailout.”

Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation – by F. William Engdahl – https://www.globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-gates-foundation/5706842 – “Arguably, no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From sponsoring a simulation of a coronavirus global pandemic, just weeks before the Wuhan outbreak was announced, to funding numerous corporate efforts to come up with a novel vaccine for the apparently novel virus, the Gates presence is there. What does it actually entail?.. Gates Foundation money is backing vaccine development on every front. Inovio Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania received $9 million from the Gates-backed CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, to develop a vaccine, INO-4800, which is about to test on humans in April, a suspiciously rapid time frame. In addition Gates Foundation just gave the company an added $5 million to develop a proprietary smart device for intradermal delivery of the new vaccine… In addition Gates Foundation monies via CEPI are financing development of a radical new vaccine method known as messengerRNA or mRNA… Notable about the Fauci-Gates Moderna coronavirus vaccine, mRNA-1273, is that it has been rolled out in a matter of weeks, not years, and on February 24 went directly to Fauci’s NIH for tests on human guinea pigs, not on mice as normal. Moderna’s chief medical adviser, Tal Zaks, argued, ‘I don’t think proving this in an animal model is on the critical path to getting this to a clinical trial.’ ”

Police in California Plan to Use Drones to Enforce Quarantine Lockdown – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/police-in-california-plan-to-use-drones-to-enforce-quarantine-lockdown.html – “Surveillance drones were used during the lockdown in China to monitor neighborhoods to ensure that residents were staying indoors. Drones were also used to spray disinfectants during the outbreak as well… The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged additional governments to use similar tactics to enforce quarantines. Police in Spain have been using drones to patrol the streets and order citizens to stay home during the lockdown… Most Americans doubted that these types of measures would happen at home, but police in California have already announced a plan to use drones equipped with cameras and loudspeakers to enforce the recently imposed quarantine orders… In Chula Vista, a town just outside of San Diego, police purchased at least two drones from the Chinese company DJI for $11,000 each… Vern Sallee, one of the city’s police captains, told the Financial Times that the drones could be used to “disperse crowds” without the need for a human officer to be involved.

Democrats Block Crucial Coronavirus Relief Bill, Sending Markets into Freefall – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10720-democrats-block-crucial-coronavirus-relief-bill-sending-markets-into-freefall – “Senate Democrats blocked the critical $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package in a 47-47 vote on Sunday night… The move has reportedly sent futures markets into freefall, plummeting by over 5 percent. Democrats have stalled the plan to pass the bill by Monday and send it to the House for a vote, according to the Washington Examiner. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were hoping the measure would send a signal to help stabilize the stock market and U.S. economy.”

For the Week of 3/16/20:

Trump taps Jewish conservative think tank chief as ambassador to Japanhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-taps-jewish-conservative-think-tank-chief-as-ambassador-to-japan/ – “US President Donald Trump nominated Kenneth Weinstein, a prominent Jewish conservative thinker, to be ambassador to Japan… Weinstein is the president of the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington, DC, think tank… He also has been deeply involved in the Washington-area Jewish community.”

Line For New Jersey ‘Drive-Thru’ Testing Facility Is ‘Thousands Of Cars Long’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/line-new-jersey-drive-thru-testing-facility-thousands-cars-long – “According to the Bergen County Record, when reporters visited, all the entrances to the new coronavirus drive-thru testing center at Bergen Community College were blocked off by noon on Friday, and signs warned that the facility was at capacity. Yet many persisted, with hundreds of cars lining up along Paramus Road, waiting to get closer to the facility… Trying to maintain order, police tried to direct traffic and shouted orders through megaphones… ‘It’s quite possible folks are going to have to wait a few hours,’ said Christopher Neuwirth, assistant health commissioner for the state… Videos that were posted online captured the intensity of the scene.”

Israel Debates ‘Total Suspension Of Individual Freedom’ In Knesset Intel Hearing – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/israel-debates-total-suspension-individual-freedom-knesset-intel-hearing – “After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last Saturday that authorities will tap the country’s ‘counter-terror’ technology and systems to combat the “invisible enemy” of Covid-19, Israeli media is now reporting the government is actually considering the “total suspension of individual freedom” as a new Haaretz headline reads… Israel’s public health services chief is now urging just that: Sigal Sadetsky told the Knesset Subcommittee on Intelligence and Secret Services this week that “A lockdown and personal monitoring of people, and a total halt to personal freedoms” is urgently necessary.”

Despite Pandemic, Lawmakers Push for Even More Spending on Fighter Jets – by Eoin Higgins – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/despite-pandemic-lawmakers-push-for-even-more-spending-on-fighter-jets.html – “As the federal government develops strategies for how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak that has already significantly damaged the U.S. economy and killed hundreds of Americans, a group of lawmakers are urging Congress approve the purchasing of 19 more F-35 fighters than the Pentagon requested as part of the battle against the disease, enraging progressives… ‘Infuriating doesn’t even begin to describe it,’ tweeted Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War, on Friday.”

From the Official-U.S.-Propaganda Desk: Analysts: Russia Using Virus Crisis to Sow Discord in West – by Zlatica Hoke – https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/analysts-russia-using-virus-crisis-sow-discord-west – “Reuters news agency reported Wednesday that the European External Action Service issued a nine-page internal document March 16 saying that ‘the overarching aim of Kremlin disinformation is to aggravate the public health crisis in Western countries … in line with the Kremlin’s broader strategy of attempting to subvert European societies.’.. But Russia analysts tell VOA that the Russian government is using every means possible to use the coronavirus crisis to its advantage as part of its information warfare against the West… ‘Some talk shows even spread conspiracy theories, claiming that the U.S. government has invented and is testing coronavirus as means of biological warfare.’.. Eltsov says the goal of this propaganda is to sow chaos and dissension in the EU, NATO and the United States… U.S. Congress has found indisputable evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and many officials say there is no doubt that Moscow plans to do so again in this year’s election… Klaus Larres, professor of international affairs at the University of North Carolina, noted that Russia has used every opportunity it has had to weaken Europe, notably during the 1973 oil crisis and 2008 global financial crisis… ‘It is hardly surprising that some Russian state actors are attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis through conspiracy theories disseminated on the internet,’ he told VOA.” – Comment: You can’t make this stuff up.

Terrorists In Idlib Received Additional Funding Of $2m For Weapons, Operations Against Syrian Army, Russianshttps://southfront.org/terrorists-in-idlib-received-additional-funding-of-2m-for-weapons-operations-against-syrian-army-russians/ – “The additional funding reportedly includes operations against Russian military personnel and journalists in Syria. Recently, sources affilated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other large armed groups started offering bounties for killing or capturing Russian journalists or military personnel involved in operations along the M4 and M5 highways. Radical organizations also increased their propagnada and recruiting campaign exploting the current ceasefire regime… The additional funding reportedly includes operations against Russian military personnel and journalists in Syria. Recently, sources affilated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other large armed groups started offering bounties for killing or capturing Russian journalists or military personnel involved in operations along the M4 and M5 highways. Radical organizations also increased their propagnada and recruiting campaign exploting the current ceasefire regime.”

US government threatens families of Int’l Criminal Court staff if they try Americans for war crimes – https://southfront.org/us-government-threatens-families-of-intl-criminal-court-staff-if-they-try-americans-for-war-crimes/ – “This blatant US threat against the family members of International Criminal Court prosecutors is part of a longer historical pattern of Washington attacking multilateral institutions… At the beginning of the George W. Bush administration’s so-called war on terror, in 2002, the US Congress passed a bill called the American Service-Members’ Protection Act — more commonly known as the “Hague Invasion Act.”.. This unprecedented piece of legislation, which has no precedent anywhere else in the world, declares that the US government unilaterally grants itself the right to militarily invade the Hague if a citizen of the United States or any allied country is tried at the court.”

Idlib Radicals Block M4 Highway Again Hours After Its Reopening By Turkish Troopshttps://southfront.org/idlib-radicals-block-m4-highway-again-hours-after-its-reopening-by-turkish-troops/ – “The protesters’ move pose a serious challenge to Turkey, whose military reopened the highway a day earlier. Turkish forces removed several barriers and deployed pre-made barracks along the highway. Reopening the M4 highway, which links the coastal city of Lattakia with Aleppo, is the keystone of the Russian Turkish agreement reached on March 5. If Turkey fail to fulfill this term, the entire agreement will likely collapse… Radical militants, who threatened any force that would move to reopen the highway, attacked a convoy of the Turkish military on March 19. The attack, which took place on the highway itself, claimed the lives of two Turkish soldiers… Turkey is serious about reopening the highway. Nevertheless, Ankara’s influence over Greater Idlib militants, who have been receiving support from it for around nine years, appears to be too weak.”

Stanford Professor Suggests We Are Severely Overreacting To Coronavirus – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/stanford-professor-suggests-we-are-severely-overreacting-to-coronavirus/ – “The co-director of Stanford University’s Meta-Research Innovation Center, John P.A. Ioannidis, wrote in an opinion piece this week a warning to Americans that participating in voluntary shutdowns and allowing the government to set curfews and manipulate the free market before dependable data collected could be a mistake… The professor of medicine, population health, statistics, biomedical data science, and epidemiology described the the current collection of data as “utterly unreliable” due to the inability to test everyone who had potentially been infected… Ioannidis said that coronavirus may be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.”.. Admitting that social distancing and lockdowns may be initially sowing the spread of the virus (sic), he questions how feasible it is to maintain these restrictions as part of a long term plan… Ioannidis also inquired how politicians will be able to report on the impact of the restrictions and determine when to restore economic freedom.” (emphasis added)

Mapping out the Banking Elite’s Goal for a Cashless Monetary System – Part One – by Steven Guinness – https://stevenguinness2.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/mapping-out-the-banking-elites-goal-for-a-cashless-monetary-system-part-one/ – “Six years on from the BOE’s research, the digital currency agenda has advanced significantly in the face of increased geopolitical instability. An area of interest that has garnered scant attention is the ‘utility settlement coin‘ (USC) project that several global banks have been heavily invested in. It is a project that has now evolved through the inception of Fnality International, a consortium of shareholders that includes UBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group… Here is a breakdown of some of the key events which have taken place in regards to USC since the BOE’s research was published…”

Covid-19 Global Lockdown – by CJ Hopkins – https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/18/covid-19-global-lockdown/ – “No, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that Covid-19 is the deadliest global pandemic humankind has ever faced, and that we have no choice but to cancel everything, confine everyone inside their home, wreck the entire global economy, force working class people even further into debt, pour trillions into the investment banks, cancel elections, censor the Internet, and otherwise implement a global police state… But what if it wasn’t? Just hypothetically. What if this wasn’t the deadliest global pandemic humankind has ever faced? (I’m just posing the question as a thought experiment, so please don’t report me to the WHO, or the CDC, or FEMA, or whoever.) What if this new coronavirus was just another coronavirus like all the other coronaviruses that people die from (or with) all the time? What if the fact that this one is “new” didn’t really mean all that much, or possibly anything at all, because coronaviruses are always mutating, and every year there are a lot of new variants?.. Relax, OK? I know this one is different, and totally unlike anything ever encountered by virologists in the history of virology. Remember, this is just a thought experiment. These are just hypothetical questions.”

What an Incredibly Useful Little Virus This Has Been for the Power Elite – Instead of taking the blame for the global economic crash they get to play martial law – by Marko Marjanović – https://www.anti-empire.com/what-an-incredibly-useful-little-virus-this-has-been-for-the-power-elite/I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy. But if it was, what would be any different?.. This hysteria pandemic has been such godsend to them. So much so that if I were in their place I would be looking to extend it for as long as possible… I would make sure everyone who died while having coronavirus would be counted as its victim. And I would drown the land with corona test kits (who cares just how reliable they are having been approved so quickly) to make sure the number of infected keeps rising for as long as possibleas an ever-greater proportion of your usual seasonal patients with flu-like symptoms are identified as having the dreaded covid-19… If Trump is smart he’ll put the US under an European-style martial law to extend the crisis. The bigger the virus hysteria and the greater the fallout from anti-virus measures the more believable his claim in November that it was a great economy until the unfortunate act of nature/god.”

The Coronavirus CONSPIRACY – Did COVID-19 Come from America? (by Nathan Rich – 19 min) – Comment: Nathan explores much of the evidence suggesting that “COVID-19” (or a precursor?) was active in the U.S. months before the outbreak of “the Pandemic) in Wuhan.

Breaking/Exclusive: US Brought COVID-19 to China with Fake Army Team for Military Games, Evidence Mountinghttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/20/china-us-brought-covid19-to-china-during-army-games-hid-disease-in-us-as-influenza/ – “The US team did so badly that they were called “Soy Sauce Soldiers” by the Chinese. In fact, many never participated in any event and stayed near the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the disease is said to have originated only days after the US left the area… The US team went home on October 28, 2019, and within 2 weeks, the first human contact cases of COVID 19 were seen in Wuhan. The Chinese have not been able to find “patient zero” and believe he was a member of the US team… They also have sources that say the US had misrepresented influenza that Trump claims have killed thousands, influenza carried to China by the US team, influenza that was really COVID 19, a disease developed in a military bio-warfare facility in the state of Washington, now “ground zero” in the US for COVID 19… The Chinese claim, something censored in the US, that the inattentive attitude and disproportionately below average results of American athletes in the game indicates they might have been in for other purposes and they might actually be bio-warfare operatives, and that their place of residence during their stay in Wuhan was also close to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the first known cluster of cases occurred.”

Why Assume There Will Be a 2020 election? General Butler and the ‘Wall Street Putsch’ Revisited – by Matthew Ehret – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/20/why-assume-there-will-be-2020-election-general-butler-and-wall-street-putsch-revisited/ – “The upcoming American elections are just around the corner and everyone is wondering if the new president will be named Trump, Biden, Sanders or none of the above… I can hear the incredulous reader exclaim: Wait, what does “none of the above” mean?? It’s certainly going to be one of those three isn’t it??.. It is often too easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees and in the opinion-packed world of endless talking head commentaries, every leaf and branch is scrutinized by professional opinionators so closely that many forget that the entire forest is on fire. As I’ve written extensively here and here and here, the reality is that the western financial system is careening towards a crash much worse than anything the world saw in 1929, and the deep state trying to manage this wreck from above would love nothing more than to impose a fascist dictatorship onto a frightened population.”

Why the coronavirus pandemic may fast-forward 5G adoption in the US – by Todd Wasserman – https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/why-the-coronavirus-pandemic-may-fast-forward-5g-adoption-in-the-us.html – “Whole cities have emptied under the coronavirus threat as businesses tell employees to work from home, students are sent indoors to learn online and every type of entertainment— from restaurants and sporting venues to movie theaters — shutters, forcing people to stay home and rely on their home broadband networks to interact with the outside world… This switch-over is unprecedented, which begs the question: Can our current networks handle the strain?.. Moreover, is the coronavirus outbreak and the “social distancing″ required to mitigate the spread going to become the business case for more advanced and robust 5G technologies for a future in which business, health care and human interaction must be at more than an arm’s length?.. Carriers may be able to argue that this sudden influx of workers from home necessitates more investment in 5G. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi 6, which is just hitting the market, improves the speed of home Wi-Fi… Coupled with Wi-Fi 6, 5G may yet revolutionize the market for stay-at-home workers. But it remains uncertain on how fast this will happen.”

CONFIRMED! 5G Forced Installation In Schools Nationwide During COVID-19 LockdownNote: This video is mostly screen-captures of text. Pause the video and scan through to see the individual screen images. This may be taken down, I think

Creating and Exploiting the Coronavirus Crisis – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/creating-exploiting-coronavirus-crisis-problem-reaction-solution/ – “THE STORY: As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, governments around the world are granting themselves new powers… THE IMPLICATIONS: They engineered the virus (the problem), they generated fear and panic (the reaction); what are the sweeping, transformative changes (the solution) the NWO controllers are trying to implement upon a scared, distracted and compliant population?

The New War on Bioterror: Everyone is a Suspected or Asymptomatic Carrier – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/new-war-on-bioterror-everyone-suspected-carrier/ – “THE STORY: US President Donald Trump has just said the US is at war against a hidden enemy. Other governments worldwide have said the same. Are we exiting the War on Terror and entering the War on Bioterror?.. THE IMPLICATIONS: Under conditions of hype, panic, fear and war, rationality and normal human rights disappear. Is the government about to turn on everyone? Is everyone a guilty “suspect” (i.e. a suspected carrier) until proven innocent?.. In the old war on terror, the government had to try to frame you as a terrorist or extremist for your actions or views. Now, in the new war on bioterror, everyone is a potential suspect. Since viruses are so microscopically tiny, there’s no way to know if anyone is a carrier or not without being tested (and even then, the PCR test has some serious flaws). People not showing of signs of sickness could still be asymptomatic carriers. Do you see where this is going? What is to stop the government from making you a (public health) enemy and stripping your rights based on the assertion that you are a carrier? The psychological operation in play here is that they want you to submit to quarantine, accept less freedom and roll up your arm sleeve to get a mandatory vaccination with embedded Bill Gates digital ID2020 chips – all to play your part in the new war on bioterror.” – Comment: A Brilliant analysis of the current Bio-War phenomenon.

9/11 Truth, Coronavirus Truth: Zionist Hysteria, MSM Lockdown – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/9-11-truth-coronavirus-truth-zionist-hysteria-msm-lockdown-war-on-the-horizon/ – “We are now experiencing 911-2B, the coronavirus black swan. Just as 9/11 terrorized, shocked, and shut down the USA for a few days, it seems that Covid-19 will do the same, only more so. Instead of a few days, we may be shut down for a few months, maybe even a few years. And once again, Zionists are hysterically pushing back against those of us questioning the official story. The Israel-lobby propaganda site The Algemeiner recently published a hit piece headlined Islamists Call Coronavirus a Zionist-American Conspiracy. It featured the following attack on yours truly: ‘Press TV, meanwhile, published an article by American conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett to back the claim that the coronavirus is a US-Israeli conspiracy using biological warfare to hurt Iran. ‘US, Israel waging biological warfare on massive scale,’ was the March 7 story’s headline… ‘Barrett, a “9/11 truther,” got crazier in the story”

Fed Expands Dollar Swap Lines With Nine More Central Banks Amid Unprecedented Dollar Short Squeezehttps://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-expands-dollar-swap-lines-nine-more-central-banks-amid-unprecedented-dollar-short – “As we reported yesterday, one of the recommendations proposed by repo “god” Zoltan Pozsar to restore dollar liquidity and eliminate funding and market stress, was for the Fed to effectively become banker to the entire world in the form of unlimited, 24/7 swap lines with every central bank, not just the current G7, to wit: ‘The Fed needs to broaden access to the swap lines to other jurisdictions as dollar funding needs are large in Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America, not just in the G-7.’.. Well, after an overnight session that saw currencies flash crash across Asia, notably the Aussie… … demonstrating just how urgently instant dollar access is needed at a time of the biggest dollar margin call in history, the Fed relented, and on Thursday morning the Federal Reserve announced the establishment of temporary U.S. dollar liquidity arrangements (swap lines) with: ● the Reserve Bank of Australia, ● the Banco Central do Brasil, ● the Danmarks Nationalbank (Denmark), ● the Bank of Korea, ● the Banco de Mexico, ● the Norges Bank (Norway), ● the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, ● the Monetary Authority of Singapore, ● and the Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden)… According to the release, ‘these facilities, like those already established between the Federal Reserve and other central banks, are designed to help lessen strains in global U.S. dollar funding markets, thereby mitigating the effects of these strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses, both domestically and abroad.’ ”

In Photos: Heavily Armed Turkish ‘Observation’ Post In Northwest Hama Is Surrounded By Syrian Armyhttps://southfront.org/in-photos-heavily-armed-turkish-observation-post-in-northwest-hama-is-surrounded-by-syrian-army/ – “On March 18, Russian journalist Oleg Blokhin released photos showing a heavily armed Turkish “observation” post in northwestern Hama… The “observation” post, located near the town of Shir Mughar, is currently besieged by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The photos, likely taken by a Russian drone, show several battle tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled howitzers inside the post.”

Is This The Next Big Headache For Global Economy? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/dollar-shortage-next-big-headache-world-economy – “The events of the last several weeks have ominously demonstrated that dollar shortage has returned with a vengeance, as new headaches for virus-battered emerging markets will find it hard to cope with falling local currencies and demand…. The dollar shortage was confirmed last week in both the Bloomberg Dollar index and the FRA/OIS spread, a closely followed indicator of interbank dollar funding availability that has spiked higher, indicating rising stress… The Federal Reserve’s massive monetary “bazooka” including trillions of dollars for repo markets and the launch of $700 billion QE5 and return to ZIRP, as well as an emergency six POMO operations last week has failed to boost risk sentiment, and the FRA/OIS has yet to show any signs of relief, as it has surged to the highest level since the financial crisis. The Fed’s monetary cannon may have solved the corporate liquidity crisis for the time being. Still, the dollar/liquidity shortage in the global financial system continues to worsen as investors are dumping emerging markets in record numbers and scrambling for dollars.”

Bolivia: Añez Uses Police to Enforce Measures Against COVID-19https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/-bolivia-anez-uses-police-to-enforce-measures-against-covid19-20200318-0007.html – “At the end of her speech, the so-called president requested the support of the military and police forces to ensure compliance with these measures. The troops carry their weapons during their duties on the public streets with the civilian population.”

Lindsey Graham’s New Law (EARN IT) Would End Internet Privacy for Good – by Eric Striker – https://russia-insider.com/en/lindsey-grahams-new-law-earn-it-would-end-internet-privacy-good/ri28427 – “A new bill sponsored by Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and Dianne Feinstein called the EARN IT Act of 2020 will force encrypted communication providers, like Telegram and Protonmail, to give American intelligence services the ability to wiretap private chats or face steep legal penalties. The law’s supporters are using the cover of coronavirus panic to quietly advance it without much of a debate… According to the bill’s text, it is intended to fight sex trafficking and child pornography online by criminally implicating tech companies that do not create a back channel for federal law enforcement to access on a whim. The nuts and bolts on how this will work has been kept opaque. A committee composed of members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security will set the terms only after it passes… Graham and Blumenthal are both dyed in the wool Zionists, not child advocates. Dianne Feinstein, who represents Silicon Valley, is unlikely to have put her name to this bill without the explicit support of Facebook, Google, and other big tech firms suffering from a well-deserved lack of public trust. Josh Hawley, who claims to be a populist, appears to be attempting to channel wide support for ending tech censorship towards the nefarious end of increasing it. ”

This Should Go Well: Philadelphia Police to Stop Arresting Criminals Over Coronavirus Concerns – by Cassandra Fairbanks – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/this-should-go-well-philadelphia-police-to-stop-arresting-criminals-over-coronavirus-concerns/ – “The Fraternal Order of Police has supported the decision to stop arrests in the crime-ridden city and noted that violent offenders will still be arrested… ‘The directive was released to keep officers safe during this public-health crisis,’ FOP Lodge 5 president, John McNesby, said in a statement obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer. “’eanwhile, violent offenders will be arrested and processed with the guidance of a police supervisor.’.. According to neighborhoodscout.com, your chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Philadelphia was one in 25, before arrests were even halted.”

Coronavirus: The Plot Thickens – Researchers have greatly advanced their understanding of viral evolution since H1N1 a decade ago and finding patient zero is now more science than art – Submitted by Godfree Roberts – https://theduran.com/coronavirus-the-plot-thickens/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_duran_daily&utm_term=2020-03-18Comment: A damning timeline of apparent global malfeasance.

This Is What A $12 Trillion Dollar Margin Call Looks Like – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/what-12-trillion-dollar-margin-call-looks – “And, as we noted previously, the events of last week so ominously demonstrated, the dollar shortage is back with a vengeance, as confirmed by last week’s concurrent surge in both the Bloomberg Dollar index and the FRA/OIS spread, a closely followed indicator of interbank dollar funding availability… And it may come as a shock to some but ever since the financial crisis nothing has been actually fixed, and instead the Fed stepped in at every market stress event to inject more liquidity, aiding the issuance of even more debt, and kicking the can while while helping mask the symptoms of the crisis, only made the underlying financial instability even more acute. Meanwhile conventional wisdom that the US banking system was rendered more stable now are dead wrong, with the public and countless financial professionals fooled by the nearly two trillion in excess reserves (we all saw what happened when this number dropped to a precarious “low” of “only” $1.3 trillion in September of 2019) injected by the Fed in recent years. All this liquidity upon liquidity has only made the system that much more reliant on the Fed’s constant bailouts and liquidity injections.”

Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack In Eastern Homshttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-repels-large-isis-attack-in-eastern-homs/ – “Meanwhile, opposition sources told Germany’s DPA news agency that 20 Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack. The sources claimed that many others service members were captured by ISIS terrorists… These claims may be false. Pro-government sources have not reported any losses in the SAA’s ranks in central Syria, so far… ISIS cells in central Syrian, mainly in the Homs desert, stepped up their attacks in the last few months. The terrorists made several attempts to block the Homs-Deir Ezzor highway, all were foiled by the SAA.”

Corona Bologna: The Truth Begins to Leak Out in Italy — The Overwhelming Majority of Deaths Are Linked to Other Illnesses – by Jon Rappoport – https://needtoknow.news/2020/03/corona-bologna-the-truth-begins-to-leak-out-in-italy-the-overwhelming-majority-of-deaths-are-linked-to-other-illnesses/ – “Seems the president of the Italian Higher Institute has some smarts. He understands that people who already have other serious health conditions, which have nothing to do with COV, can and do die from those other conditions, regardless of the fact that they’ve tested positive (on useless tests) for COV. He gets it. I predict a great future for him. If he keeps shooting his mouth off, he might find himself working as a weed puller in a forest. Or he might suddenly be diagnosed with the virus and find himself in isolation… Grit your teeth and plow through this piece from Rome, 13 March 2020, Agenzia Nova: “Coronavirus: ISS [Italian National Institute of Health]: in Italy there are only two deaths ascertained so far due to Covid-19” (Italian, English)”

Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine to Skip Animal Testing – Test Directly on Humans – by Dr. Robert J. Rowen – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-to-skip-animal-testing-test-directly-on-humans/ – “Now the above should tell the entire story of the EVIL medical paradigm of today. For the sake of vaccination, THEY are skipping accepted medical ethics, and placing human scared volunteers at risk… At the same time, the system castigates those of us who do therapies (proven safe) outside the mainstream… And, while they report on the sensationalism of a vaccine, no mainstream outlet will give a safety-proven and likely effective therapy – oxidation – the time of day… Just today I was told that a seasoned and respected reporter for a major New York paper, who suddenly turned believer in oxidation therapy when a non-healing wound on her foot healed for about 10 USD topical oxidation treatment, was refused her story on ozone therapy for coronavirus by every news outlet… They called it “fringe” science.”

The swine flu fraud of 1976, on 60 Minutes (16 min)

CV19 Not Chinese at all, Engineered, Deep State and Proving it is easier and easier – by Ian Greenhalgh – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/18/virus-outbreaks-are-israeli-bio-terrorism/ – “Sometimes clues come from the most unexpected sources, a couple of days ago we got one such clue from a notorious, disgraced Israeli disinfo shill who wrote about the ‘nice people’ at the Gatestone Institute and how they had published a story about the virus has escaped from a Chinese bio lab in Wuhan… The mere mention of the Gatestone Institute immediately set off my bullshit detector and I decided to look into the matter. Long time VT readers will be familiar with the Gatestone Institute and its notorious head, Nina Rosenwald the arch Zionist pro-Israel former board member of AIPAC and JINSA, two organizations at the heart of the Israeli lobby in the US that are deeply complicit in Israeli’s nefarious meddling in US politics. These are not ‘nice people’, they are anything but, these are the traitorous scum of the earth that have actively assisted the rape and murder of the USA by the Zionist criminals… The offending article was penned by an Italian called Giulio Meotti and can be found here: Coronavirus: China’s War on the Truth by Giulio Meotti, March 7, 2020… I’ll cut to the chase – this article is utter bullcrap and Giulio Meotti is an Israeli disinfo operative… So, why do we have a bunch of notorious Israeli stooges promoting a fraudulent narrative about the origins of the virus?.. The answer is obvious they are covering for the fact that the virus outbreak is the work of the Israelis, an act of bioterrorism on a grand scale… ‘Of course, the hidden hands that control virtually the entire globe and its economy were not prepared to allow the Chinese to become the dominant economic, industrial and military power, so they decided to wage war on China; an undeclared war that is unlike any that preceded it as it is not being fought on battlefields by militaries nor in the skies by aircraft and missiles… A quick rundown of some of the offensive actions taken against China leaves one in little doubt that a concerted campaign is been waged against the Asian powerhouse:… Italy has broken away from the herd and dared to forge ahead with trade & economic policies that are drawing it into China’s orbit, this is simply not acceptable to the international Zionist criminals, they want China to be isolated, bereft of allies and therefore vulnerable… Italy’s ‘reward’ for daring to ally itself with China is to become a victim of Israeli bio-terrorism and it will be hit very hard, just to make sure that every other nation is scared off from forging deals with China or joining its Belt & Road Initiative… Expect things to get much worse in Italy, for they are being made an example of and the punishment is going to be severe in order to thoroughly scare and intimidate any and all world leaders… The message is clear – ally with China and you face the same fate as Italy.”

U.S. Forces Withdraw From Key Base Near Syrian Border. More Rocket Attacks On US Targets In Iraq (Video 3min) – https://southfront.org/u-s-forces-withdraw-from-key-base-near-syrian-border-more-rocket-attacks-on-us-targets-in-iraq/

U.S. Joins Al-Qaeda Efforts To Undermine Russian-Turkish Ceasefire Agreement In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/u-s-joins-al-qaeda-efforts-to-undermine-russian-turkish-ceasefire-agreement-in-idlib/ – “Thus, he (Pompeo) alleged that Russia itself killed “dozens of Turkish soldiers”… Earlier in the day, Syrian Defense Minister Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub was sanctioned by the US, for ‘perpetuating the violence and the disastrous humanitarian crisis inside of Syria. His deliberate actions since December of 2019 have prevented a ceasefire from taking hold inside of Syria. The obstruction resulted in the displacement of almost a million people in dire need of humanitarian aid in the midst of a cold winter in Idlib.’.. Of course, the “bloody Assad regime” is, also, not the only one to blame – since plenty of guilt lies in its enablers – Russia and Iran… ‘The Assad regime’s forces, backed by Russia and Iranian-supported forces, have been responsible for the continued bombardments that destroyed schools and hospitals and killed civilians, including medical professionals and first responders who were risking their lives to save others inside of Syria.’.. ‘So our goal is to inventory here in Brussels with our European and NATO colleagues what are the military, the diplomatic, the economic, the sanctions, and the media and outreach steps we can take to encourage Russia and Syria not to do what we think they want to do, which is to break the ceasefire, push these 3 million refugees across the border, but rather to think twice. If they ignore our warnings, if they ignore our preparations and move forward, we will then react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our European and NATO allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be.’ –United States Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey… Thus, the US is actively working to undermine the deal, and at the same time says that if the deal fails, Russia would be to blame and would be sanctioned for it.”

In Video: Idlib Militant Group Dug Giant Trench Across M4 Highway To Sabotage Russian-Turkish Patrolshttps://southfront.org/in-video-idliba-militant-group-dug-giant-trench-across-m4-highway-to-sabotage-russian-turkish-patrols/Comment: This action by forces associated with Hayat Tahrir al Sham (al Quaeda) signals the clear ending of the possibility of a workable cease-fire in Idlib.

‘Enemy is the Virus’: EU Imposes 30-Day Travel Ban Amid COVID-19 Pandemichttps://sputniknews.com/europe/202003171078604655-european-union-imposes-30-day-travel-ban-closes-external-borders/ – “Merkel revealed that EU member states had “agreed to impose an entry ban” that provides travel exemptions to nationals of European Free Trade Association countries and Britain, according to the Telegraph… European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed during a March 17 news conference that it will be the responsibility of bloc leaders to establish their border closures.”

Netanyahu Gives Himself Broad Phone Tapping Powers To Fight “Invisible Enemy” Coronavirushttps://southfront.org/netanyahu-gives-himself-broad-phone-tapping-powers-to-fight-invisible-enemy-coronavirus/ – “Well at the very least he was honest about taking Israeli society down the road of Orwellian police state in the name of “protection” from the pandemic. However, we would note that it’s the first we’ve heard of a country openly touting its counter-terror technology and domestic spying as being used to fight the virus, with the exception of China… Netanyahu said these are ‘means that until today I have refrained from using among the civilian population.’.. Meanwhile, former US special forces soldier and now journalist Jack Murphy put it more bluntly: ‘Once these “emergency measures” are implemented, they will never ever be repealed.’.. Likely soon to come to your country, and a neighborhood near you.”

From the Be-Afraid-Be-VERY-Afraid Desk: Terrifying’ (!!!) New Study Warns 2.2 Million People Could Die in US Without Drastic Action – “Only now is the White House coming out of denial and heading straight into saying it could not have been foreseen.” – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/terrifying-new-study-warns-2-2-million-people-could-die-in-us-without-drastic-action.html – “An alarming scientific report compiled by British researchers and shared with the Trump White House warns that, in the absence of drastic and coordinated government action, the novel coronavirus could kill as many as 2.2 million people in the United States alone… The new research (pdf), led by epidemiologist Dr. Neil Ferguson and published Monday by the Imperial College of London, shows that merely acting to slow rather than completely stop the spread of COVID-19 would ‘still likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and health systems (most notably intensive care units) being overwhelmed many times over.’.. ‘For countries able to achieve it, this leaves suppression as the preferred policy option,’ the researchers wrote.”

Friends Of David Goldberg – FINAL WORDS: Classified docs reveal DEADLY “Project Zyphr”http://robscholtemuseum.nl/friends-of-david-goldberg-final-words-classified-docs-reveal-deadly-project-zyphr/ – “Friends of David Goldberg will continue to compile his information and will release it after we receive legal permission to do so. At this time, the release of the classified documents may constitute a crime, so we are looking at all legal avenues to release them. We feel David’s audio file should be released in the spirit of truth and free press… ‘David Goldberg found dead in his New York apartment after predicting Iran War false flags: https://israeltodaynews.blogspot.com/2019/06/david-goldberg-found-dead-in-his.html – Learn more at our blog: https://israeltodaynews.blogspot.com/” – Comment: This is very extreme information. You may not want to listen to it if you’re concerned about having your limbic sytem overstimulated…

From the Rainbows-And-Unicorns Desk: In the midst of converging crises, the Green New Deal is the answer – by Avi Lewis – https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-in-the-midst-of-converging-crises-the-green-new-deal-is-the-answer/ – “In fact, the response to this period of converging crises is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the federal government to initiate a reset of our economy and society, putting Canada on a path toward zero emissions, and bringing immediate material benefits and enhanced, 21st century universal public services to everyone – prioritizing Indigenous, racialized and working class communities – that is, the people who need them most… In other words, this is the ideal moment for Canada to launch the decade of the Green New Deal, a sweeping vision launched nationally last spring by more than 150 climate and social justice organizations, building on momentum south of the border from U.S. congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise climate movement. Essentially, it recommends an unprecedented public investment in a justice-based transition that creates a vast number of well-paying (preferably unionized) jobs, solves our crises in housing, crumbling infrastructure, health and education, inadequate transit, and deep inequality. This kind of public investment would vastly expand the tax base and stabilize the economy at the same time.”

From the WTF Desk: If This Is Contrived Political Hysteria, What Is The Objective?https://www.zerohedge.com/political/if-contrived-political-hysteria-what-objective – “I’m beginning to believe the current “pandemic” is perhaps just the latest contrived “enemy of the state”. An opportunity taken by western governments that have, over the past 20 or 30 years, gotten bolder in their willingness to fabricate fear to secure a political end. Political ends are always about greater control, corruption, and ultimately, cover ups… In the age where air has become second to digital noise in terms of ubiquity, and hyperbole has replaced truth as the journalistic objective, governments’ ability to leverage misinformation (i.e. propaganda) has become a precision tool. Like it or not, society has become confused by the amount of information thrown at us and that makes us susceptible… Right now a bill is making its way through Congress that most legislators, have admittedly, not read but are ready to approve. And perhaps the most glaring action is the $5 trillion financial bail out that took place over the weekend. This is by far, the biggest financial industry bailout ever to take place, at least on this planet. Most Americans have no idea a bailout is taking place and those that do will never come to know that the bailout began in early September. On September 2nd, the Fed began its second epic “bank bailout”. That is, it has nothing to do with the virus… And it isn’t just banks but the entire sport of speculation that require a bailout. The leverage inherent in the sport of speculation, across all asset classes, has created an aggregate risk position so large there is no longer enough cash to cover the margin call… This past weekend, once again the Fed announced a $5 trillion bailout and it went completely unnoticed by the public because we are distracted by a “world ending virus”. The largest financial bailout in the history of the world and nobody knows it happened because the focus is on a virus that to date, has resulted in 50 deaths in America (at the same time 8,000 deaths have resulted from the flu in America)… If I were to show these figures (from above in article) to an alien and ask them to identify which scenario resulted in a lockdown of society, which do you suspect they’d point to? Exactly. 100% of you pointed to Swine Flu. 100% of you… So how is it that the western governments picked Covid? And more importantly, why?”

From the Be-Afraid-Be-VERY-Afraid Desk: Congress Must Pass $2 Trillion TARP Or Face Global Depression: Minerd – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/minerd-urges-congress-pass-2-trillion-tarp-rescue-world-imminent-global-depression – “The idea that Congress can address one failing industry at a time—like the airlines now with the $50 billion proposed bailout package—is wrongminded. ● As the economy continues to slow, crisis will start to cascade through many industries, and the problems will come faster and faster. ● The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Coronavirus emergency funding bill currently in front of Congress demonstrates how long it takes to react to something. There really needs to be a dedicated pool of money that is available to step in and salvage viable companies that are struggling. ● And remember, TARP was a money-making exercise for the government. We should get away from the idea that we are bailing people out. With TARP, the U.S. government becomes a distressed investor, and also is helping to sustain the economy and the working class. ● This is the scenario that leads to global depression. Should policymakers fail to get these sorts of programs in place quickly, there is increasing risk that we could fall into a deep, dark spiral.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: Federal government to control and oversee grocery distribution with govt / private sector partnerships: Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, Kroger, top grocery chains to be deemed “critical infrastructure” – National Guard to protect key distribution points – by Mike Adams – https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/federal-government-to-control-and-oversee-grocery-distribution-with-govt-private-sector-partnerships-wal-mart-costco-target-kroger-top-grocery-chains-to-be-deemed-critical-infrastructu/ – “Breaking news alert – NaturalNews.com – The US federal government is in the planning stage of implementing a plan to protect and control grocery distribution across the United States via public / private partnerships with top grocery chains such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, HEB (Texas), Target, Costco, etc., high-level sources now tell Natural News. The effort is being made to ensure the smooth delivery of food supplies to the public as a coronavirus lockdown is about to commence on a regional basis, and food supplies are necessary to prevent social unrest, lawlessness and looting… Natural News has learned details of this plan which we are told is in the final stages of being completed, with some measure of rollout to begin as early as just a few days from now in at least one region of the country. We were also told that we got the attention of the administration when I appeared on the Alex Jones Show two weeks ago and delivered predictions numbers that closely matched the classified numbers the CDC and HHS already had, none of which had been released to the public. This “caused alarm” in certain circles, we were told, because the CDC thought they had a leak to Natural News (which apparently would be the end of the world at the CDC). They later concluded that we had reached the same conclusions based on mathematical models, not any leak.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: Helicopter Money Arrives: White House To Send Checks To Americans Within 2 Weeks, Mnuchin Says – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-live-white-house-holds-daily-coronavirus-task-force-briefing – “Meanwhile, President Trump, returning to the mic, told reporters that he hoped to send $1,000 to every American. He also took a swipe at spring breakers, saying he was “not happy” about people disobeying the guidelines… That would cost the Treasury ~$330 billion, plus whatever more in processing fees (tough using ‘liberal math’, the cost would be much, much higher.… Just to recap: Kudlow gave the market the first whiff of helicopter money yesterday, then Bill Dudley followed that up this morning, along with a few well-placed leaks, with Mnuchin delivering the final touches before sprinting off to the capitol.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: PREP Act Invoked Nationwide for the First Time in U.S. History – Will Martial Law Follow? – by Wayne Rohde – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/prep-act-invoked-nationwide-for-the-first-time-in-u-s-history-will-martial-law-follow/ – “The PREP Act was passed in December of 2005. Most of the emphasis for this act was born upon the federal government’s response to the Anthrax scare immediately after 9/11… Hidden in the Act is subsection (7) under declarations by the Secretary of HHS: (7) JUDICIAL REVIEW. – No court of the United States, or of any State, shall have subject matter jurisdiction to review, whether by mandamus or otherwise, any action by the Secretary under this subsection… CounterMeasures Injury Compensation Program: The CICP is very problematic in so many ways… First, the statute of limitations is only one (1) year versus three (3) years for injury in the NVICP… Second, the Program does not reimburse any medical expert fees or attorney fees. You are on your own, just filling out a petition form and submitting to HRSA… Third, there is no appeals process within a court system. Can’t appeal the decision to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals nor to the US Supreme Court… Fourth, all decisions are NOT disclosed, so they are not subject to public inspection.”

Here Come The Mass Layoffs: New York Unemployment Site Goes Down After “Tens Of Thousands” Lose Their Jobs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/here-come-mass-layoffs-new-york-unemployment-site-goes-down-after-tens-thousands-lose – “In many ways the US economy is currently in the eye of the coronavirus storm: cities and states are under quarantine lockdown, the CDC has prohibited any groupings of more than 50 people; stores, clubs, restaurants, bars and hotels are voluntarily shuttering indefinitely as the economy grinds to a halt and yet besides a tapestry of ghost cities across the nation, the immediate impact of the devastating viral storm on the service economy has yet to manifest itself… But the hurricane is about to hit front and center, and the service-industry mecca of New York City is leading the way… As the Daily News reports, New York’s unemployment website was overwhelmed Monday as the coronavirus pandemic put tens of thousands of people across the state out of work.”

“Shelter in Place” Order for our city of Santa Cruz, California starts tonight at 12.01 am, announced in an email by our district supervisor. PDF of this very dicey order from appointed County Health Officer Gail Newel can be seen Here. Note: My wife’s business has been ordered closed…

Denmark rushes through emergency coronavirus lawhttps://www.thelocal.dk/20200313/denmark-passes-far-reaching-emergency-coronavirus-law/amp – “The far-reaching new law will remain in force until March 2021, when it will expire under a sunset clause… Trine Maria Ilsøe, DR’s court correspondent, said that Danish citizens could face prosecution under the new law if they refused to comply with health authorities’ demands. ‘It means that you could be sentenced to a punishment if you, for example, refuse to allow yourself to be tested for coronavirus,’ she said… The Ministry of Health will now work with the Ministry of Justice on the details of how the police will work with health officials to enforce their demands… As well as enforcing quarantine measures, the law also allows the authorities to force people to be vaccinated, even though there is currently no vaccination for the virus.” (emphasis added)

From the Here-It-Comes Desk: ‘Shelter In Place’ Order For Much Of Bay Area Expected: Reports | Santa Cruz Patch – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/h1vn1/shelter-in-place-order-for-much-of-bay-area-expected-reports

Global Economy Heads For Major Recession As Central Banks Increase Emergency Measures To Prevent Collapse Of Financial System – – https://southfront.org/global-economy-heads-for-major-recession-as-central-banks-increase-emergency-measures-to-prevent-collapse-of-financial-system/ – “This gigantic package of stimulus measures comes on top of the panic measures introduced last week as the meltdown in stock and bond markets began to get out of control. Last Thursday, as the bond market melted down and lines of credit were under threat the Fed announced an intervention in the short term debt markets (repo) that will run into April and amounts to over $4.5 trillion.… The political and economic elites of the American empire have boxed themselves into a corner and created an economic hurricane that threatens an economic depression similar to the 1930s… Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has presided over a gigantic wealth transfer as its massive money printing led to massive price inflation in paper assets across the board from stocks to bonds. The 1% have raked in massive profits while income levels for the majority have stood still or declined… It has kept interest rates at historically low levels enabling banks, hedge funds and corporations to gorge themselves on cheap debt and engage in a frenzy of stock buybacks to the tune of several trillion dollars… The political and economic elites of the American empire have boxed themselves into a corner and created an economic hurricane that threatens an economic depression similar to the 1930s… Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has presided over a gigantic wealth transfer as its massive money printing led to massive price inflation in paper assets across the board from stocks to bonds. The 1% have raked in massive profits while income levels for the majority have stood still or declined… It has kept interest rates at historically low levels enabling banks, hedge funds and corporations to gorge themselves on cheap debt and engage in a frenzy of stock buybacks to the tune of several trillion dollars… It would appear that the solution to $250 trillion of unpayable global debt is to hit the printing presses hard and create a whole load more cash out of thin air… As businesses of all size go bankrupt while job losses and pay cuts rise over the next period I wonder if central banks generosity will extend to ordinary citizens?”

Ukrainian Radicals, Once Again, Sabotage Attempts At Reconciliation In Eastern Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-radicals-once-again-sabotage-attempts-at-reconciliation-in-eastern-ukraine/ – “This news quickly overshadowed the news of some progress between Russia and Ukraine in Minsk, which had been announced the day before. There, representatives of Zelensky and Putin agreed to create a body for a political settlement in Eastern Ukraine… The situation is evidence that no political settlement and peace is possible in Eastern Ukraine, since the Kiev government can’t even protect its own staff from the actions of nationalists, and political actors from the era of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.”

US, British Troops In Aden, More To Arrive In Yemen Strategic Areas: Reportshttps://southfront.org/us-british-troops-in-aden-more-to-arrive-in-yemen-strategic-areas-reports/ – “The US and British leaderships are responding to military setbacks of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with deploying more and more troops in the country. The formal pretext is to ‘combat terrorism’. However, there is no secret that US and British forces are assisting Saudi operation against Ansar Allah (the Houthis) across Yemen.”

For the Week of 3/9/20:

The Fed’s Latest Welfare Payout to the Crooked Wall Street Banks – by Mike Whitneyhttps://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-feds-latest-welfare-payout-to-the-crooked-wall-street-banks/ – “When an outside actor, like the Fed, intervenes in the market and creates fake demand for financial assets that investors have shunned, it is destroying the “central function” of the free market. It is asserting power over the market to set prices and, by doing so, assumes the role of Central Planner. That is what the Fed is doing by stopping the market from clearing. It is “price setting”. It is pushing stock prices higher than their true market value by loading up on mainly US Treasuries which dramatically distort rates while inflating the price of government bonds. We can only guess what the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury would be if the Fed had not purchased $2 trillion of them to save the insolvent banks from bankruptcy in 2008? And, in case there is any doubt about that matter, here is a straightforward admission (see article) by former-Fed chairman Ben Bernanke during the post-Lehman congressional hearings… The Fed is destroying the system it is entrusted to safeguard. It’s acting as a stooge for the banks instead of an impartial referee whose job is to oversee and regulate the financial system so capital is efficiently deployed to productive investments that benefit the American people. Does anyone think the Fed is acting within its mandate by pumping the system with liquidity so crooked banks can cream bigger profits off their casino operations?.. No one, and yet it continues… Keep in mind, the Trump administration has only allocated a lousy $8 billion to fund its response to coronavirus. So the American people –all 330 million of them– will get a whopping $8 billion while the crooked Wall Street banks get regular multi-trillion dollar infusions that allow them to swap their crappy, dog-eared securities for cold-hard cash. The banks will then roll over these 3-month loans indefinitely turning their short-term debts into perennial welfare payouts. Does that sound fair to you?”

No One wants This To Come Out About Coronavirus – Spread This, It Keeps Getting Censoredhttps://anonhq.com/no-one-wants-this-to-come-out-about-coronavirus-spread-this-it-keeps-getting-censored/ – “In 2010 scientists in Wuhan published a study stating they combined HIV parts with SARS. This was building on a 2007 study where they tried combining a SARS-like bat coronavirus with HIV pseudovirus that was not previously infectious to humans. While they were researching the SARS-like bat Coronavirus, they were unhappy with the low rate at which it infected human cells. So they genetically altered it to make it infect human cells more effectively — by giving it an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) outer shell, which enabled the SARS-like coronavirus to attack human cells via ACE2 receptors… 2015 study, scientists in Wuhan: They took a bat coronavirus and made a chimera virus that specifically attaches to the ACE2 protein to “to maximize the opportunity for pathogenesis and vaccine studies in mice”... And this is significant because what I just described pretty much sums up our current Coronavirus (first study published about COVID-19, ACE2 receptors, same scientists as the study from a decade ago, Peng Zhou) .”

New Iraqi Group Claims Responsibility For Camp Taji Attackhttps://southfront.org/new-iraqi-group-claims-responsibility-for-camp-taji-attack/ – “A new Iraqi military group has claimed responsibility for the March 11 Camp Taji attack, which claimed the lives of three U.S.-led coalition service members… In an official statement released on March 15, the group, dubbed Ausbat al-Thaayirin (AT), confirmed its responsibility for the recent rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops… few days ago, Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) released a statement calling on the perpetrators of the recent attacks to reveal themselves, promising to support them. KH was held responsible for these attacks by the U.S… AT appears to be a pro-Iranian Shiite group. The group vowed to respond to the assassination of Popular Mobilization Unties (PMU) Deputy-Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Maj. Gen. Qassam Soleimani, Commander of Iran’s Quds Force.”

Syrian Opposition Supporters Intercept, Assault Their Turkish Allies On M4 Highway (Videos) – https://southfront.org/syrian-opposition-supporters-intercept-assault-their-turkish-allies-on-m4-highway-videos/ – “The Turkish convoy, which consisted of several battle tanks, armored vehicles and bulldozers, was tasked with opening the M4 to facilitate a joint Russian-Turkish patrol that was supposed to take place on the highway later… Opposition protesters blocked the highway by deploying obstacles and even climbing Turkish vehicles. This forced the convoy to withdraw. However, the protesters went on to stone the vehicles of their allies… Turkey’s failure to open the highway led to the cancellation of the pre-planned joint patrol. Russian and Turkish troops conducted a very limited patrol west of Saraqib city in southeast Idlib instead… The reopening of the M4 highway, which links the coastal city of Lattakia with Aleppo city, is the keystone of the recent Russian Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib… In the last few days, opposition activists and militants vowed to keep the highway blocked, threatening Russian forces and placing a bounty for killing Russian journalists.”

Looking at the Military Aspects of Biological Warfare – by The Saker – https://www.unz.com/tsaker/looking-at-the-military-aspects-of-biological-warfare/ – “Here I have to, again, remind everybody that war is never an end by itself, but only a means towards an end, and that end is always POLITICAL. Going in just to kill people and even bombing a country back to the stone age does NOT qualify as a political goal. If you prefer, the political goal is what ought to be defined as “victory”. So, again, “destroying all enemy ships” or “pulling off a decapitating anti-leadership strike” are NOT political goals… There are several countries out there which are capable of developing bioweapons. In fact, most biolabs could manufacture a simple bioweapon using commonly found agents. But labs don’t get to decide to engage such weapons. That decision is clearly one which can only be taken at the national command center level and only following a compelling argument by military and scientific specialists. Finally, no responsible government would ever order the use of WMD if it felt that there is a risk of retaliation, both military or political… Finally, in the case of SARS-CoV-2 and of all the other epidemics/pandemics we see situation where the infection is not confined to the original infection site but goes global… As far as I know, and please correct me if I am wrong, but I know if no virus which has been successfully deployed against a specific target and then remained contained to that target. In other words, the risk of “collateral damage” from bioweapons is pretty close to infinite (at least potentially).”

Defender Europe 2020 can not be cancelled due to corona virus – Defender Europe 2020 or COVID-19. Who will win? – by Timoschuk – https://theduran.com/defender-europe-2020-can-not-be-cancelled-due-to-corona-virus/ – “With the exception of civilian petitions, there are opinions of scholars and professional military personnel… According to the professors, the large troop movements within the framework of Defender Europe 2020 can contribute to the spread of corona virus infection throughout the European continent. And at the present time, the transfer of American troops to European ports is on the peak. And the source of a dangerous virus can be not only people. But also the transport in which dust particles containing the virus remained… The first canceled military events appear. Thus, the Finnish Ministry of Defense announced that Finnish troops will not take part in NATO’s major “Cold Response 2020” exercise. The U.S. and Israeli military exercises “Juniper cobra missile defense”, as well as the joint U.S.-South Korean exercises, have been canceled… Against this background, it would be logical if not to cancel, then at least postpone the “Defender Europe 2020” exercise.”

Photo, Video: Russian Military Police Waiting Turks For First Joint Patrol On M4 Highwayhttps://southfront.org/photo-video-russian-military-police-waiting-turks-for-first-joint-patrol-on-m4-highway/ – “On March 15, Russian war correspondent Eugene Poddubny published a photo and a video showing a unit of the Russian Military Police prepared for a joint patrol along the M4 highway in southern Idlib. According to Poddubny, the unit is now deployed in the northern vicinity of Saraqib and waiting Turkish forces to start the patrol… Earlier this week, the Turkish foreign ministry claimed that the first patrol will cover the entire agreed buffer zone – from west of Saraqib to the eastern vicinity of Jisr al-Shughur. However, this scenario remains highly unlikely because Jisr al-Shughur is a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-linked Turkistan Islamic Party. So, these ‘moderate rebels’ will be not happy to see the Russians there.”

M4 Highway Remains Blocked Less Than A Day Before First Planned Russian-Turkish Patrol (Video) – https://southfront.org/m4-highway-remains-blocked-less-than-a-day-before-first-planned-russian-turkish-patrol-video/ – “The sit-in began on March 13. The protesters are planning to prevent Russian and Turkish forces from conducting joint patrols on the highway in order to sabotage the recent Turkish-Russian agreement on Greater Idlib. Under the agreement, the first patrol should take place on March 15… A unit of the Turkish military made an attempt to end the sit-in and open the highway on March 14 noon. However, the protesters refused to evacuate, forcing the unit to retreat… The sit-in is by no mean peaceful, the protesters threatened to target any Russian unit that would approach the M4 highway. The threats were not limited to the protesters. A large unit of the Sham Corps, the biggest Turkish-backed group in Greater Idlib, released also a statement threatening Russian forces… ‘Any Russian patrol that would enter our land will be a target for us,’ the unit, known as the Ahl al-Sham Brigade, said in its statement.”

PROMIS VERSION 2.0? – by Joseph Farrell – https://gizadeathstar.com/2020/03/promis-version-2-0/ – ” ‘The former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security was indicted for alleged fraud and theft, according to the Department of Justice… Charles Edwards, 59, served as the acting inspector general for the agency between 2011 and 2013 as part of former President Barack Obama’s administration… Edwards, of Maryland, and 54-year-old Virginia resident Murali Yamazula Venkata were both charged with wire fraud conspiracy to commit theft of government property, conspiracy to defraud the United States, aggravated identity theft, and theft of government property. Additionally, Venkata, a former subordinate of Edwards, is accused of destroying records, said the Justice Department.’.. Let that sink in a moment: the Department of Homeland Security (or as we like to refer to it here, the Reichsicherheithauptamt, version 2.0), a central and crucial component of the US intelligence and counter-intelligence “community”, has had software stolen from its inspector general’s office, allegedly by an acting inspector general himself, who apparently intended to “re-sell” the software back to other departments of the federal swamp, which could pay for the “purchase” and never have to render any accounting, thank you FASAB56. Now, if this sounds to you a little bit like the PROMIS story, then join the club, because that’s the way it looks and smells to me as well. A little back door here, a little back door there, and voila, as the article points out, you have the names, addresses and so on of federal government employees. Indeed, one has to wonder if the software itself was not some updated version of PROMIS to begin with. (My bet? It was.)”

COVID-19: Social Distancing, Forced Quarantines and the End Game (53 min) – by Derrick Broze

Iraq’s Resistance Reveals How U.S. Troops Will Be Removed From Its Country – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/03/iraqs-resistance-reveals-how-us-troops-will-be-removed-from-its-country.html – “Yesterday the U.S. attacked five sites in Iraq and killed 3 Iraqi soldiers of the 19th Division, two policeman and a civilian. The strikes came after some 10+ rockets, fired by unknown people, had hit the joint base Camp Tali and had killed 2 U.S. and one British soldiers… Today the U.S. received the revenge for its strikes… The U.S. Central Command had argued that the “defensive precision strike” against the five sites created deterrence i.e. they would prevent other attacks: ‘We believe that this is going to have an effect on deterring — on deterring future strikes of this nature. We’ve seen in the past what happens when you don’t respond. Now people know that we’re not going to — we’re not going to tolerate these direct attacks on American or coalition service members, and we’re willing and able to respond.’.. Even hawkish analysts find that the argument is nonsense… The Iraqi police found the launch site from where today’s rocket volley was fired. Its pictures tell a lot about how this fight will go on until the U.S. occupation forces leave Iraq… This is a fixed camouflaged position under a roof. It was probably built months if not years ago. The launcher cases where dug into the ground of some shed. They were already adjusted in the planned strike direction. To launch the rockets one had simply to clear the top of camouflage, pull up the rocket launcher from the front and set the height adjusting stick up. One man could do that within a few minutes. The electrical launch command would then come from remote by a wire or cellphone… The setup of the position reminds one of similar positions the Lebanese Hizbullah has build in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. The people who set up this launch position in Iraq seem to have received some training from experienced staff.”

From the Shape-Of-Things-To-Come Desk: (21 year-old) Liberty Activist “Murdered as He Slept” by SWAT Team Seizing His Guns — Lawyer – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/liberty-activist-murdered-as-he-slept-by-swat-team-seizing-his-guns-lawyer.html – “In the process, according to Rene Sandler, an attorney for the family, police opened fire through an outside window and murdered Lemp and shot his girlfriend as they slept… According to ABC, Sandler said the family believes police fired gunshots, not a flashbang or other projectile, from outside the home, including through Lemp’s bedroom window, while he and his girlfriend were sleeping. Nobody in the home heard any warnings or commands before police opened fire, she said… ‘There is no warrant or other justification that would ever allow for that unless there is an imminent threat, which there was not,’ Sandler said… If history is any indicator, however, police will rule this killing justified after they investigate themselves… ‘He was pro-America and supported wholeheartedly all the protections of the Constitution,’ the family’s attorney said. ‘We believe that the body camera footage and other forensic evidence from this event will support what Duncan’s family already knows, that he was murdered.’ ”

Vossahedron – Prototype groundbreaking Bio-Architecture dome structure(video 1hr 17min) – Comment: Fernando Vossa presents what is essentially a New Paradigm approach to architecture and housing, with major implications for our future lives.

China Accuses US Military Of Coronavirus Outbreakhttps://southfront.org/china-accuses-us-military-of-coronavirus-outbreak/ – ” ‘It might be the US army’ that brought the coronavirus (COVID-19) to China, a spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry, Zhao Lijian, said on March 12.” (with tweets posted by Zhao) – Comment: This is a whole new wrinkle in the COVID-19 narrative…

Greek Border Guards Deploy Massive Fans Against Tear Gas, Start Building Border Wallhttps://southfront.org/greek-border-guards-deploy-massive-fans-against-tear-gas-start-building-border-wall/ – “Turkish media claim that the Greek border guards are using the fans to spread the tear gas they, themselves, are throwing, so as to not to harm themselves with their own gas, despite any logic… Meanwhile, Bulgarian authorities opened the Ivaylovgrad dam, so that Evros is flooded to make it harder to cross the river at the Turkish-Greek border crossing… On March 12th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan added another insult to his repertoire, after years ago calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel a “Nazi,” then saying French President Emmanuel Macron is “brain dead,” now he said that Greece and the Greek are simply “Nazis” and “barbarians.”.. Merkel and Macron, who recently thanked Greece for guarding “Europe’s borders” and are to meet with Erdogan in Istanbul in a few days for talks that will include the new migrant crisis, are being called on to deal with the Turkish president and his out-of-control ambition.”

Syrian Military Discovered Terrorist Prison At Former Ice Cream Factoryhttps://southfront.org/syrian-military-discovered-terrorist-prison-at-former-ice-cream-factory/ – “TASS reports (source): The Syrian military have discovered a prison and a court, where terrorists sentenced locals to death for even the smallest of infringements in the town of Al Qasimiyah in Aleppo province… The prison was located in a former ice cream factory… ‘This was their prison. There are several cells — both big and small. Even women and children were imprisoned here, a total of 500 people,’ a Syrian serviceman named Hadjar told Russian journalists… The place is littered with prisoners’ belongings and jumpsuits of those sentenced to public executions…’Here are sewage pits, [the terrorists] dumped those whom they considered particularly dangerous or guilty there,’ the serviceman said… According to the locals, the militants would punish even the smallest infringement: curfew violation, failure to pay debt, a woman appearing without headscarf in public and even for expression of disrespect to the terrorists. The so-called sharia morality police watched over this.”

Escalation Or De-Escalation? Prospects Of Russian-Turkish Idlib Agreement (w/Video 4min) – https://southfront.org/escalation-or-de-escalation-prospects-of-russian-turkish-idlib-agreement/Comment: Very good concise analysis of the current state of the Cease Fire in Idlib and possible future developments

Two New Disappointments for the Coup Planners in Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/two-new-disappointments-for-the-coup-planners-in-venezuela/ – “There are two political lines developing simultaneously. On the one hand, a scenario is under construction to achieve a broad agreement for the next legislative election. The Government and an increasingly wide range of opposition parties and leaders are working on this road map… Central steps have already been taken in that direction, such as the installation on March 9 of the Electoral Nominations Committee to elect the new electoral authorities, with the participation of deputies from both Chavism and the opposition: the president will be Angel Medina, from the Justice First party, and the vice-president Julio Chavez, from the PSUV… On the other hand, the time of the overthrow attempt is underway, with Guaido as the national front and with the United States as its leader and funder. This strategy has not yielded favorable political results either in terms of weakening Maduro or in terms of establishing its social legitimacy since the economic blockade does not have the majority approval of society… So two lines are advancing simultaneously and the second one, the coup plan, needs to stop the accumulation of forces of the first one, the electoral one. In order to do so, it needs to carry out initiatives that achieve an impact, which leads to the hypotheses related to actions of force, like what occurred with the burning of CNE warehouses or the attacks on barracks last December near the border with Brazil.”

Bailout Bazooka Has Been Fired – Mike Maloney’s Gold/Silver Market Update (16 min)

COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US – by Larry Romanoff – https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-further-evidence-virus-originated-us/5706078 – “Not only did the virus not originate at the seafood market, it did not originate in Wuhan at all, and it has now been proven that it did not originate in China but was brought to China from another country. Part of the proof of this assertion is that the genome varieties of the virus in Iran and Italy have been sequenced and declared to have no part of the variety that infected China and must, by definition, have originated elsewhere… It would seem the only possibility for origination is the US because only that country has the “tree trunk” of all the varieties. And it may therefore be true that the original source of the COVID-19 virus was the US military bio-warfare lab at Fort Detrick. This would not be a surprise, given that the CDC completely shut down Fort Detrick, but also because, as I related in an earlier article, between 2005 and 2012 the US had experienced 1,059 events where pathogens had been either stolen or escaped from American bio-labs during the prior ten years – an average of one every three days.” (emphasis added)

COVID-19 and Total Social Control: ‘This is No Futuristic Scenario’ – by F. William Engdahl – https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/03/11/covid-19-and-total-social-control-this-is-no-futuristic-scenario/ – “Whatever has occurred inside China at this point it is almost impossible to say owing to conflicting reactions of the Beijing authorities and several changes in ways of counting COVID-19 cases. The question now is how the relevant authorities in the West will use this crisis. Here it is useful to go back to a highly relevant report published a decade ago by the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading backers of eugenics, and creators of GMO among other things… The report in question has the bland title, “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.” It was published in May 2010 in cooperation with the Global Business Network of futurologist Peter Schwartz. The report contains various futurist scenarios developed by Schwartz and company… One scenario carries the intriguing title, “LOCK STEP: A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback.” Here it gets interesting as in what some term predictive programming.”

Turkey Should Return S-400 If It Wants Patriot Batteries: Pentagonhttps://southfront.org/turkey-should-return-s-400-if-it-wants-patriot-batteries-pentagon/ – “On March 10th, US Department of Defense spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said that the US would deliver Patriot air defense systems to Turkey, if it returned the S-400 missile defense system to Russia… Two Turkish officials told Reuters News Agency that Turkey was evaluating the US offer but added that Ankara had not changed its plans for the Russian S-400 systems… The S-400 is planned to be activated in April 2020… Speaking to reporters on his return flight from Brussels on March 10th, Erdogan said Ankara had told Washington to deploy Patriot systems to Turkey and that it was ready to buy the systems from the US, as well.”

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Highwire with Del Bigtree (2hr 21min) Del also discusses a possible upcoming lawsuit against the CDC, and more information from the monumental 9 hour deposition of Vaccine Guru Dr. Stanley Plotkin.

THE STOCK MARKET GOT DESTROYED. THE WORST IS YET TO COME (25 min) – by Greg Mannarino – I recommend everyone watch this very important video from Mannarino.

From the Never-Let-A-Good-Crisis-Go-To Waste Desk: Executive Order on Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the United States to Promote National Security and Public Healthhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-modernizing-influenza-vaccines-united-states-promote-national-security-public-health/ – “(b) Vaccination is the most effective defense against influenza (Note: kinda seems like an opinion). Despite recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that nearly every American should receive the influenza vaccine annually, however, seasonal influenza vaccination levels in the United States have currently reached only about 45 percent of CDC goals (Note: Moar innoculations!)… (c) All influenza vaccines presently in use have been developed for circulating or anticipated influenza viruses. These vaccines must be reformulated for each influenza season as well as in the event of a pandemic. Additional research is needed to develop influenza vaccines that provide more effective and longer-lasting protection against many or all influenza viruses (Note: Can we say “DNA vaccines?”)… Sec. 2. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to modernize the domestic influenza vaccine enterprise to be highly responsive, flexible, scalable, and more effective at preventing the spread of influenza viruses. This is a public health and national security priority, as influenza has the potential to significantly harm the United States and our interests, including through large-scale illness and death, disruption to military operations, and damage to the economy. This order directs actions to reduce the United States’ reliance on egg-based influenza vaccine production; to expand domestic capacity of alternative methods that allow more agile and rapid responses to emerging influenza viruses; to advance the development of new, broadly protective vaccine candidates that provide more effective and longer lasting immunities; and to support the promotion of increased influenza vaccine immunization across recommended populations… Sec. 3. National Influenza Vaccine Task Force. (a) There is hereby established a National Influenza Vaccine Task Force (Task Force). The Task Force shall identify actions to achieve the objectives identified in section 2 of this order and monitor and report on the implementation and results of those actions. The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or their designees.” (emphasis added)

This Is a Test: How Will the Constitution Fare During a Nationwide Lockdown? – by John W. Whitehead – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/this-is-a-test-how-will-the-constitution-fare-during-a-nationwide-lockdown.html – “This coronavirus epidemic, which has brought China’s Orwellian surveillance out of the shadows and caused Italy to declare a nationwide lockdown, threatens to bring the American Police State out into the open on a scale we’ve not seen before… If and when a nationwide lockdown finally hits—if and when we are forced to shelter in place— if and when militarized police are patrolling the streets— if and when security checkpoints have been established— if and when the media’s ability to broadcast the news has been curtailed by government censors—if and when public systems of communication (phone lines, internet, text messaging, etc.) have been restricted—if and when those FEMA camps the government has been surreptitiously building finally get used as quarantine detention centers for American citizens—if and when military “snatch and grab” teams are deployed on local, state, and federal levels as part of the activated Continuity of Government plans to isolate anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19—and if and when martial law is enacted with little real outcry or resistance from the public—then we will truly understand the extent to which the government has fully succeeded in recalibrating our general distaste for anything that smacks too overtly of tyranny… This is how it begins.”

COVID-19 Coronavirus “Fake” Pandemic: Timeline and Analysis – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/ncov-2019-coronavirus-time-line/5705776 – “The complexity of this crisis and its impacts have to be addressed and carefully analysed… What we are dealing with is “economic warfare” supported by media disinformation, coupled with the deliberate intent by the Trump administration to undermine China’s economy. The ongoing economic dislocations are not limited to China… There are important public health concerns which must be addressed. But what motivated the Director-General of the WHO to act in this way? Who was behind this historic January 30th decision of the WHO’s Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus… Our subsequent analysis (in the timeline below) reveals that powerful corporate interests linked to Big Pharma, Wall Street and agencies of the US government were instrumental in the WHO’s far-reaching decision… What is at stake is the alliance of “Big Pharma” and “Big Money”, with the endorsement of the Trump Administration. The decision to launch a fake pandemic under the helm of the WHO on January 30, was taken a week earlier at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF). The media operation was there to spread outright panic.” Comment: Fantastic and important article from Global Research and Prof. Chossudovsky

(Santa Cruz) County Supervisors Declare Emergency Due To Coronavirus – Also on Tuesday, the University of California, Santa Cruz called off in-person classes – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/county-supervisors-declare-emergency-due-coronavirus – “The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously declared Tuesday a local emergency as the county braces for potential impact from the new coronavirus. Last week county Health Officer Gail Newel issued a Local Health Emergency, citing a need to prepare for a potential spread, should the outbreak worsen… Two Santa Cruz County residents have tested positive for coronavirus, and both patients are recovering in isolation, the county has said. The first patient was aboard the Princess Grand Princess cruise ship and the second is thought to have contracted the virus on a trip to Seattle… The county said it expects more cases to be confirmed as testing becomes more widely available in the coming days… Don’t miss updates about precautions in Santa Cruz as they are announced.” – “Ain’t it funny how you feel, when you know that it’s for real.” -Neil Young, Sugar Mountain – Comment: I certainly don’t concur with the approaches and attitudes expressed in this lamestream propaganda. But we need to stay aware of what is being pushed here, and where this “horrible pandemic” is being taken. Be prepared to do whatever you need to to preserve your sovereignty and personal initiatives.

18-Year-Old Blind Pianist Is So Talented That Scientists Are Studying His Brain To Learn Why -This blind piano prodigy has been entertaining audiences across the world since he was 11 – by Elias Marat – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/18-year-old-blind-pianist-is-so-talented-that-scientists-are-studying-his-brain-to-learn-why.html – “What Dr. Limb found out was shocking: Whitaker’s brain had apparently repurposed the visual cortex in order to develop other neurological pathways. When Whitaker listens to his favorite bands, his visual cortex is activated.”

Dutch Authorities’ Attempted To Pressure Hague District Court Before Start Of MH17 Trialhttps://southfront.org/dutch-authorities-attempted-to-pressure-hague-district-court-before-start-of-mh17-trial/ – “I recognise this hallmark style, that of planted news citing some mythical “irrefutable” evidence, with witnesses’ details classified and links to sources that cannot be opened. At the same time, important matters of direct relevance to the tragedy – such as Ukraine’s failure to close its airspace to civilian aircraft due to the internal armed conflict in the summer 2014 – which the Dutch parliamentarians seemed interested in, have apparently slipped from public discourse. The huge package of information about the crash provided by Russia continues to be ignored. The investigators are not interested in why all the prosecutors involved in the MH17 inquiry were fired just before the start of the trial in Ukraine… Yet, the media campaign is gaining unprecedented momentum, with a clear accusatory bias towards Russia and – something absolutely unacceptable – against its citizens. This has been unleashed in the last days before the trial in order to compensate for the gaps in the evidence, to hide the juggling of facts to fit the pre-selected version. Another reason is probably to inspire the idea that the probe was impeccable and predetermine the verdict in advance and prevent any deviation from the line drawn up six years ago… I just have one question. Is it even acceptable practice to launch such an information campaign before a court trial? Have you seen a precedent for this anywhere?” -Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 6

Trial Of Alleged “Vault 7” CIA Leaker Ends In Hung Juryhttps://www.zerohedge.com/technology/trial-alleged-vault-7-cia-leaker-ends-hung-jury – “On Monday, a federal jury in Manhattan could not agree on whether to convict 31-year-old Joshua Schulte on eight counts, including illegal gathering and transmission of national defense information, according to the New York Times. Schulte was convicted on two other counts; contempt of court and making false statements to the FBI… The trial of a former CIA computer engineer accused of the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history has ended with a hung jury.” – Comment: hopefully this outcome will have an impact on the current Julian Assange extradition Kangaroo Court going on near Belmarsh Prison outside London.

Even The Best-Case Scenario Is Pretty Grim – by John Rubino – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/even-best-case-scenario-pretty-grim – “Let’s say President Trump is right about the coronavirus “miraculously” fading away as temperatures rise in the Summer. Will things then go back to the old normal of globalization, free trade and finance-driven “growth”?.. Almost certainly not, because the psychological damage has already been done. Over the past couple of weeks the modern globalized economy with its multi-nation supply chains and just-in-time inventory systems has been forced to recognize that such a system only works in a nearly-perfect environment… Which means the best case scenario is the long-awaited Chinese financial crisis. And with the rest of the world just as over-leveraged as China, the implications of the second biggest economy shifting into reverse and possibly descending into chaos are hard to predict in detail but easy to envision generally: turmoil in the currency, fixed income and stock markets which force the governments to push interest rates into negative territory and run deficits that dwarf those of the Great Recession... If any major fiat currency is still functioning at the end of this process, that will be the real miracle.”

Plunge Protection Team Holds “Market Conditions” Call After Monday’s Market Crash – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/plunge-protection-team-holds-market-impact-phone-call-after-mondays-market-crash – “The last time Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had a phone call with the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, better known as the Plunge Protection Team, was on Dec 24, 2018, or the day which has since become better known as the Christmas Eve massacre and which just happened to be the low of the Q4 2018 mini bear markets. It spawned a tremendous rally which culminated in a full year return for 2019 of nearly 30% with zero earnings growth… We bring this up because moments ago, moments ago we learned that in the past day, there was another phone call with the participants of the plunge protection team, which included Mnuchin, Fed Chairman Powell, New York Fed President Williams, as well as the heads of SEC, CFTC, OCC and FDIC, and during which “market conditions and resilience”, “economic disruptions” and “virus impact” were all discussed: The regulators “shared updates on the resilience of the markets and the economic impact,” of the virus, the Treasury Department said in a statement according to Bloomberg, and while the details of the call or its conclusion have not yet been leaked, one can imagine what the topic was on the day the market suffered its biggest crash since the financial crisis.” – Comment: I’d guess you could say these conversations were a prelude to the nearly 1200-point gains the Dow made on Tuesday…

“Deeper Than Corona” – The Real Causes Of The Oncoming Economic Collapse – by Matthew Ehrethttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/deeper-corona-real-causes-oncoming-economic-collapse – “The fact of the oncoming collapse itself should not be a surprise- especially when one is reminded of the $1.5 quadrillion of derivatives which has taken over a world economy which generates a mere $80 trillion/year in measurable goods and trade. These nebulous bets on insurance on bets on collateralized debts known as derivatives didn’t even exist a few decades ago, and the fact is that no matter what the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have attempted to do to stop a new rupture of this overextended casino bubble of an economy in recent months, nothing has worked. Zero to negative percent interest rates haven’t worked, opening overnight repo loans of $100 billion/night to failing banks hasn’t worked- nor has the return of quantitative easing which restarted on October 17 in earnest. No matter what these financial wizards try to do, things just keep getting worse... The last week has seen The Dow make several 1000-point-plus swings which were more than a little startling for many investors, veering dangerously close to a precipice which has 1929 written all over it. Across the internet, panicky discussion has erupted over whether this foretells another 1987 collapse as Donald Trump warned, or something more akin to Black Tuesday of 1929. Others have pondered whether this is more similar to a 1923 Weimar hyperinflation where Germans became millionaires overnight (not much to celebrate when bread costs billions).”

Massive BIZARRE Object Caught on Outer Space Radar Between the Sun and Earth (w/Video 3min) – by DAHBOO777 – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/bizarre-object-caught-on-outer-space-radar-heading-toward-earth.htmlComment: Unless this was a deliberately created digital image, it looks to be evidence approaching proof of extraterrestrial spacefaring life.

Lebanon Announces Default On $1.2BN Debt Payment In Historical First – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bigger-lebanon-can-bear-pm-announces-default-12bn-debt-historical-first – “Local banks, which own some of the Eurobonds set to mature on March 9, have long argued against a default. But clients also fear the continued rapid depletion of their savings. Diab, appearing to respond not only to the people in the streets but to criticisms from the West centered on the Mediterranean nation’s decades of state corruption, pledged to continue negotiations to restructure the country’s debt ‘with all creditors… in a manner consistent with the national interest.’.. ‘How can we pay creditors abroad when the Lebanese cannot get their money from their bank accounts?’ Diab questioned, referencing controversial emergency measures banks have enacted since the start of the year, which in most places has limited account holders to withdrawing a mere $200 total a week. The Lebanese had ‘lived a dream that was a delusion as though things were just fine, while Lebanon was drowning in more debt,’ he said further.”

Is Bill Gates Profiting From The Outbreak? Or Is Something Far More Sinister Taking Place? (w/Video 8min) – by Spiro Skouras – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/is-bill-gates-profiting-from-the-outbreak-or-is-something-far-more-sinister-taking-place.htmlwith links below the video.

Tucker Carlson: Extortion from China is the real threat (10 min) – Note: I personally don’t agree with some of what Tucker puts forward here as “facts.” However, I think it’s great that someone in “The Mainstream” is competent and willing to do this kind of reporting.

Russia Appears Unprepared For Market Chaos (Again)https://southfront.org/russia-appears-unprepared-for-market-chaos-again/ – “A significant part of the liberal economic bloc supports the devaluation of the ruble, as it believes that it will allow to preserve the budget amid the falling energy export revenue. The same liberal bloc has little interest in solving the actual problems of the population: the reduction of purchasing power, the climbing prices in the domestic market. This can be easily seen in the rising fuel prices, as well as the subsequent increase in prices for all sectors of the national economy. The current situation will also lead to an increase in inflation, which the Russian Central Bank declaratively fights against. Thus, the regulator is forced to undermine its own policy from the previous period… In many respects this situation coincides with the political changes in the country and the on-going constitutional amendments. Despite the fact that some of them were partially blocked (for example, the inability to own foreign property for officials and members of parliament), they provoke a hysteria of the liberal portion of the political elites. The economic decline will undermine Putin’s approval rating. As a result, the liberal elite is attempting to exploit the current situation to achieve its political interest and fight against the so-called ‘patriotic part’ of the Russian elites.

Putin Helps Erdogan Climb Down from the Tree with a Ceasefire Agreement – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2020/03/07/putin-helps-erdogan-climb-down-from-the-tree-with-a-ceasefire-agreement/ – “A well-informed source said that ‘Erdogan wanted a ceasefire in Idlib but could not announce it himself because it would have cost him dearly domestically. He lost the war when he failed to recover Saraqeb and recover the entire 70-kilometre-long highway linking Aleppo to Damascus, known as the M5. He wanted Putin to bring him down from the tree. The Russian President understood and saved his business partner from humiliation.’.. A strong Putin offered his hand to the weakened Erdogan. His attempts to play on the Levant territory marked an incursion into the Kremlin’s arena. The Russian President is aware that the relationship with his Turkish partner must be handled very cautiously and that Erdogan’s promises cannot be taken at face value. But Turkey is also aware that Russia will hit harder the next time the Astana agreement and its annexes are violated, and that Putin’s allies in Syria will be more vigilant in any future confrontation against the Turkish army in Syria. One thing is sure: the jihadists have lost a father. Erdogan – who took upon him the spearhead role in overthrowing the Syrian state in 2011 – can no longer offer his protection but is himself looking to come out of his predicament with as few bruises as possible. The time has come for Turkey to leave Idlib.”

Seek and destroy: US Navy’s Orca robot (Unmanned Underwater Vehicle) – by Dave Makichuk – https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/seek-and-destroy-us-navys-orca-robot/ – “Meet the Orca, a 50 ton undersea drone armed with high-tech sensors capable of several attack options, including torpedoes, able to wage a stealth-like war under the ocean surface without a single human being in tow… According to a special report from Kris Osborn at National Interest, earlier this year, Boeing was awarded a US$43 million deal to build four Orcas for the US Navy… The XL-UUV (Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle) Orca is based upon Echo Voyager and Echo Ranger undersea drones, said Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command… The latter is an 84-foot long, massive underwater drone able to reach depths of 11,000 feet and hit ranges up to 6,500 nautical miles, the report said… Extra Large UUVs, such as Boeing’s Orca, are certainly large enough to accommodate weapons payloads, and it seems such an option is entirely feasible, depending upon the pace of undersea connectivity and fire control, the report said… It goes without saying that use of any kind of lethal force would, according to Pentagon doctrine, require a human functioning in a role of command and control.”

Tech Firms Seek to Head Off Bans on Facial Recognition – Microsoft, Amazon show support for some legislative measures – by Ryan Tracy – https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-firms-seek-to-head-off-bans-on-facial-recognition-11583498034 – “Amid rising calls for regulation, technology companies are pushing for laws that would restrict use of facial-recognition systems—and head off the more severe prohibitions some cities and states are weighing… Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and others stand to profit as government agencies and businesses expand use of the technology, which can require large investments in machine-learning and cloud-computing capacity… That opportunity is threatened by campaigns to severely restrict its use… San Francisco and six other cities have passed laws to block government use of facial recognition. Lawmakers in New York, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Michigan are considering some form of ban or strict limitation.”

Why this Draconian Response to COVID-19? – by Jeffrey A Tucker – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/why-this-draconian-response-to-covid-19.html – “Look, I’m obviously not in a position to comment on the medical aspects of this; I defer to the experts. But neither are medical professionals in a position to comment on the political response to this; mostly they have assiduously declined to do so… Meanwhile, governments are willy-nilly making drastic decisions that profoundly affect the status of human freedom. Their decisions are going to affect our lives in profound ways. And there has thus far been no real debate on this. It’s just been presumed that containment of the spread rather than the care of the sick is the only way forward… What’s more, we have governments all-too-willing to deploy their awesome powers to control human populations in direct response to mass public pressure based on fears that have so far not been justified by any available evidence. For this reason, we have every reason to be concerned… Are we really ready to imprison the world, wreck financial markets, destroy countless jobs, and massively disrupt life as we know it, all to forestall some uncertain fate, even as we do know the right way to deal with the problem from a medical point of view? It’s at least worth debating.”

World Health Organization Vaccine Safety Summit for Lawmakers – condensed from Del Bigtree’s Highwire (57 min)

Coronavirus: Follow the Money (13 min) – by Spiro Skouras

Happy “Spring Ahead” Day !

For the Week of 3/2/20:

Russia Just Told The World, “No.” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-just-told-world-no – “All of this adds up to Russia holding the whip hand over the global market for oil… The ability to say, “No.”.. And they will have it for years to come as U.S. production implodes… Because they can and do produce the marginal barrel of oil… That is why oil prices plunged as much as 10% into today’s close on the news they would not cut production… There is a cascade lurking beneath this market. There is a lot of bank and pension fund exposure in the U.S. to what is now soon-to-be non-performing fracking debt… Liquidations will begin in earnest later this year… But the market is handicapping this now… I cannot overstate how important and far-reaching this move by Russia is. If they don’t make a deal here they can break OPEC. If they do make a deal it will come with strings that ensure pressure is lifted in other areas of stress for them… The knock-on effects of oil plunging from $70 per barrel to $45 over two months will be felt for months, if not years.”

MbS Widens Purge: Dozens Of Royals And Army Officers Swept Up After Powerful Princes Arrested – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/mbs-widens-purge-dozens-saudi-royals-army-officials-swept-after-powerful-princes – “It appears the resumption of MbS’ purge of any power rivals or centers of influence is back on after a year-long lull following the Oct. 2018 murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is officially back on… The WSJ reports: “Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a broad security crackdown by rounding up royal rivals, government officials and military officers in an effort to quash potential challenges to his power, Saudi royals and advisers familiar with the matter said Saturday… This includes ‘dozens of Interior Ministry officials, senior army officers and others suspected of supporting a coup attempt…’.”

After State Of Emergency, Cuomo Hints At Mass Quarantines For New York – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/after-state-emergency-cuomo-hints-mass-quarantines-new-york – “He said, ‘if we need to close schools, we will close schools.’ Already, several prep schools in NYC have shuttered over fears of the virus. Schools are among the various venues which, like cruise ships, concentrate a large number of people in a small space and in light of the unprecedented contagion of the coronavirus, any possibility of social-spreading has to be minimized… Cuomo said there’s “no reason” at the moment to shutdown mass transportation in the city, however that clearly will change when the number of cases spike, and the fact that Cuomo is contemplating it means that this will likely be the next escalation in the fight against the pandemic. We noted on Saturday, Amtrak shuttered several non-stop lines from Washington, DC, to NYC on declining demand for travel due to the virus outbreak… Separately, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), told NBC News on Sunday that if the virus continues to spread, ‘Americans should reconsider attendance at large gatherings.’ All suggestive that mass quarantines, currently seen in China, Italy, and other hard-hit countries, could be coming to the US.”

The Full Impact Of Raging Covid-19 Has Yet To Show Its Face – by Bruce Wilds – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/full-impact-raging-covid-19-has-yet-show-its-face – “A big part of getting real information about how fast this virus is spreading comes from the fact we simply don’t know. Slow-moving incompetent governments with strong agendas generate and control both the data and the narrative. Whether the goal of a government is to limit panic, deflect criticism from its failings, or simply generate the impression they have control of the situation we pay the price. The long latency period before someone shows symptoms makes it is quite possible for a person to be carrying the virus but show no signs whatever when they arrive at the airport and pass through screening… While economies around the world are being shaken by the coronavirus markets are also coming up against the same lack of real information when it comes to assessing the real damage being done or how long it will last. As the title of this piece indicates the impact of this raging virus has yet to show its face. It may be years before we know the extent of the carnage this pandemic inflicts upon financial markets as well as the streets where people live. Covid-19 may be the catalyst for a global economic reset long overdue or simply a huge bump in the road.”

Empires of the Steppes Fuel Erdogan Khan’s Dreams – by Pepe Escobar – https://www.unz.com/pescobar/empires-of-the-steppes-fuel-erdogan-khans-dreams/ – “Russian diplomatic sources confirm that no one in Moscow believes any word, promise or cajoling emanating from Erdogan anymore. So it’s useless to ask him to respect the Sochi agreement. Imagine a Sun Tzu-style meeting with the Russian side displaying the very picture of self-restraint while scrutinizing Erdogan on how much he is willing to suffer before desisting from his Idlib adventure… Those non-nonsense proto-Mongols: What ghosts from the past evolve in Erdogan’s unconscious? Let history be our guide – and let’s go for a ride among the empires of the steppes… What history has shown is an east-west Eurasian axis across the steppes, from Central Asia to Anatolia, through which nomad tribes, Turk and Turkmen, then the Ottoman Turks, migrated and progressed, as conquerors, between the 7th and the 17th centuries: a whole millennium building an array of sultanates, emirates and empires. No wonder the Turkish president pictures himself as Erdogan Khan or Sultan Erdogan… Erdogan Khan has proclaimed, “Idlib is mine.” Syria and Russia are responding, “No, it’s not.” Those were the days, when turcophone empires of the steppes could just advance and capture their prey.” – Comment: Fantastic historical perspective from the inimitable Escobar

War with Russia Would be Hell on Earth – Look at the Terrifying Power of These Russian ‘Flame-Thrower’ Missiles (Video – 45sec) – https://russia-insider.com/en/war-russia-would-be-hell-earth-look-terrifying-power-these-russian-flame-thrower-missiles-video

Police Quarantine California Neighborhood After Coronavirus Death – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/police-quarantine-california-neighborhood-after-coronavirus-death – “Police in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin, California ordered residents on one residential street to stay inside their homes as officers in protective gear patrolled the area as a sheriff’s helicopter circled overhead, according to WIBW… The reason? A man who became California’s first coronavirus victim lived on the block… Residents were kept in the dark until after they were allowed to leave their homes, according to the report…’The Placer County Health Department issued a brief statement shortly after the police presence, stating: “Law enforcement partners are currently responding to enforce a health officer’s order. We cannot share any additional information to protect patient confidentiality.’..The orders were given under sections of California Health and Safety Code that allows Placer Health to “enforce regulations requiring strict isolation, or quarantine if the action is necessary for the protection of the public health.” –WIBW… The quarantine order came one day after Placer County Public Health announced the death of the 71-year-old resident.” – Comment: As per the video embedded in this article, Placer County Public Health still refuses to identify the quarantined peoples’ neighbor who died.

Munich Security Conference Presents Heavily Biased Research Into Advent Of Right-Wing Extremismhttps://southfront.org/munich-security-conference-presents-heavily-biased-research-into-advent-of-right-wing-extremism/ – “The Munich Security Conference, apart from conventional sources of presumed danger for the west, such as Russia and China, also looks at the advent of right-wing extremism… The report from the conference, specifically mentions that great resources have been spent on “the war on terror” fighting jihadism after 9/11, but right-wing extremism was allowed to spread almost without issue… At the same time, it (the MSC Report) heavily misrepresents the number of jihadist extremism events and fatalities. Even a simple glance of various open sources of information would reveal that there are easily over 100 cases of Islamic extremism between September 1st, 2001 and December 31st, 2018. And even if the numbers of events are realistic in the presented graphs, it is also showing that the fatalities are much higher, in regard to the number of events when right-wing and jihadist extremism are compared… This is a very apparent example of attempting to fit facts to the desired narrative and not constructing the narrative based on what has really happened and working from there.” (underlined emphasis added)

Idlib Militants Violate Ceasefire Agreed By Turkey And Russia On March 5: Russian Militaryhttps://southfront.org/idlib-militants-violate-ceasefire-agreed-by-turkey-and-russia-on-march-5-russian-military/ – “Over the last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 19 cases of firing in the provinces of: Idlib-3, Latakia-7, Aleppo-9… The Turkish side has registered 1 cases of ceasefire violations in in the provinces of Idlib-1.”

Saudi Arabia Detains King’s Brother, Nephew Over Alleged Coup Attempthttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-detains-kings-brother-nephew-over-alleged-coup-attempt/ – “Saudi Arabia has detained two senior members of the royal family – Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, and Mohammed bin Nayef, the king’s nephew – according to reports citing sources with knowledge of the matter… The Wall Street Journal reported the detentions of the two royals on Friday and said they related to an alleged coup attempt. Bloomberg also reported the detentions, saying the pair were accused of treason… Mohammed bin Nayef’s younger brother, Prince Nawaf bin Nayef, had also been detained, according to the New York Times… The sources said royals seeking to change the line of succession view Prince Ahmed, King Salman’s only surviving full brother, as a possible choice who would have the support of family members, the security apparatus and some Western powers.. In late 2018, a video emerged of Prince Ahmed facing protesters outside his London residence and in which he seemed to criticise King Salman and his crown prince for the war in Yemen… ‘Don’t blame the entire family … Those responsible are the king and his crown prince’ he said. ‘In Yemen and elsewhere, our hope is that the war ends today before tomorrow.’ ”

Italy ‘QUARANTINES’ 16 MILLION people in Lombardy & 14 other provinces in attempt to stop coronavirus outbreakhttps://www.rt.com/news/482590-italy-quarantine-lombardy-coronavirus/ – “Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has signed an emergency decree, virtually locking down the Lombardy region and 14 other provinces until April 3, to curb the spread of coronavirus that killed at least 233 across the country so far… While the central government stopped short of enforcing a mandatory quarantine and introducing a complete travel ban, calling it a “reduced mobility” regime, the bill virtually banned citizens from entering or leaving the “red zones” unless for an emergency or ‘essential work reason.’ ”

US ‘BLOCKS’ UN from supporting Russian-Turkish ceasefire in Syria’s Idlibhttps://www.rt.com/news/482531-us-blocks-un-syria-ceasefire/ – “Though Nebenzya refrained from naming the culprit, both AFP and TASS reported that it was the US that vetoed the statement, citing diplomatic sources on East River… Having pulled back its small contingent in Syria – there in violation of domestic and international law – to seize and hold oilfields, the US has nevertheless sought to influence the situation on the ground by egging on Erdogan to invade Idlib in force… US envoy to the UN Kelly Craft actually went into Idlib and met with the “White Helmets,” the so-called civil defense actually operating hand in arm with militants affiliated with Al-Qaeda. She later went to Ankara and met with Erdogan on the eve of his trip to Moscow, but apparently to no avail… Washington’s special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey also visited Turkey, promising “ammunition” and supplies for the Turkish army’s incursion into Syrian territory – only for aides to walk that back afterward as nothing more than routine cooperation with a NATO ally.”

Pentagon Sends Troops to California Border amid Fears of Border Rush – by Paul Goldberg – https://newsthud.com/breaking-pentagon-sends-troops-to-california-border-amid-fears-of-border-rush/ – “Some of the 30,000 migrants waiting in Mexico rushed for the border February 28 when the court declared the MPP program to be illegal. The court then quickly put a stay on its decision to block the MPP (Migrant Protection Protocols) until March 12, pending any Supreme Court intervention… Administration officials are sending the troops to the border out of fear the migrants will try to overwhelm the border defenses on March 12… Officials also said the extra troops could help prevent the migration of people with diseases, such as the Covid-19 disease from China.”

Turkish Military Establishes Another Position In Greater Idlib, Deploys Large Reinforcements (Videos)https://southfront.org/turkish-military-establishes-another-position-in-greater-idlib-deploys-large-reinforcements-videos/ – “On March 8, the Turkish military established yet another “observation post” in the Greater Idlib region in northwest Syria… According to opposition sources, the new “observation post” was set near the town of Zardana in the northeastern Idlib countryside, 15 km away from the governorate’s city center (Note: Idlib City).”

WHO Is Lying To You? (2hr 10min) This is the Jan. 9th episode of Del Bigtree’s HighWire, from ICAN (Informed Consent Action Network) https://www.icandecide.org/ , including a retrospective of HighWire’s work in 2019 and coverage of last December’s WHO “Vaccine Safety Summit,” where the Globalists pushing the Vaccination Agenda spilled the beans about their plans to keep people under the spell of Vaccine “Safety and Effectiveness.” And good luck with that…

Erdogan Loses the Battle, But the War Is Far from Over – by The Saker – https://www.unz.com/tsaker/erdogan-loses-the-battle-but-the-war-is-far-from-over/ – “From the above we can also deduce the following: 1) Erdogan’s Blitzkrieg has failed. Initially, the Turkish drones inflicted major damage on the Syrian forces, but the latter adapted extremely quickly which resulted in what the Russians jokingly referred to as “dronopad” which can roughly be translated as “dronerain”. 2) The Turks were clearly shocked by the Russian decision to bomb a Turkish battalion. What apparently happened is this: two Syrian Su-22 (old Soviet aircraft) bombed the convoy to force it to stop, then a pair of Russian Su-34 (the most modern Russian all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft) dropped heavy ordinance on the convoy and surrounding buildings killing scores of Turkish special forces). Both sides decided to “blame” the Syrians, but they don’t fly Su-34, and everybody knows that. 3) Erdogan understood that he either had to double down or declare victory and leave. He wisely chose the latter, at least as a temporary measure. 4) Neither NATO nor the EU showed any signs of wanting to join Turkey’s war on Syria (because that is what we are really dealing with here), and neither did the US. Since I cannot call that decision “wise” (there is no wisdom of any kind left in western regimes), I will call it simply “prudent” as Russia was not about to allow Turkey to invade Syria. 5) Iran, Hezbollah, and Libya all declared their willingness to fight the Turks for as long as needed and anywhere where needed… In spite of these developments, it is pretty clear that internal Turkish politics will continue to force Erdogan to engage in what is politely called “neo-Ottoman” policies aka phantom pains for a lost empire. The obvious solution for Russia is to further arm the Syrians, especially with modernized versions of the Pantsir SAMs which have proven very effective against drones, MLRS rockets and even mortars.” – Comment: Another super-fine article from The Saker

Map Update: M4 Buffer Zone Agreed By Russia And Turkey In Greater Idlibhttps://southfront.org/map-update-m4-buffer-zone-agreed-by-russia-and-turkey-in-greater-idlib/ – “This map provides a general look at the M4 buffer zone agreed by Russia and Turkey in the framework of the March 5 ceasefire deal on Idlib. According to the deal, the buffer zone should be cleared from radicas and joint Russian-Turkish patrols should be launched in the area. The problem is that the town of Jisr al-Shughur and its countryside are controlled by the Turkistan Islamic Party, an al-Qaeda affilated terrorist group. Therefore, al-Qaeda members should disappear from the area somehow, or a military action to implement the deal is needed.”

Physical Gold Will Soon Break Free from the Paper Market in Spectacular Fashion – by Brandon Smith – https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/physical-gold-will-soon-break-free-from-the-paper-market-in-spectacular-fashion/ – “For example, precious metals act as investment competition against equities as well as currencies. Suppressed metals prices push investors into other assets like stocks or the dollar, giving a temporary boost to flailing markets… In my article ‘The Eternal Relationship Between Gold And Global Crisis’, I outlined the long history of gold price spikes following international disaster events. But I also pointed out that metals manipulation by banks is almost always a factor before prices rise. In 1962, when the Cuban Missile Crisis triggered record demand for gold on the London market, central banks utilized price suppression through selling of reserves in a policy called “The Gold Pool”. This was intended to force investment back into the U.S. dollar… If the pandemic situation becomes chaotic enough, we may even see physical metals trade take over completely while paper markets disappear. No one wants to have money tied up in an asset they can’t touch during a crisis event. If you don’t hold it in your hand, you don’t really own it… The timing of this decoupling is hard to predict. During the credit crash of 2008, gold had a dramatic run up until autumn, after which prices dropped dramatically. This was then followed by a steady rally from 2009 through 2011. I believe we are currently at the stage of price suppression which may cause weak hands to sell. I recommend not only holding fast to your metals but also using price drops as an opportunity to buy physical while you can.”

Heavy Clashes Break Out In Southern Idlib Few Minutes Into New Ceasefirehttps://southfront.org/heavy-clashes-break-out-in-southern-idlib-few-minutes-into-new-ceasefire/ – “Despite this escalation, no airstrikes on Greater Idlib have been reported, so far. The Turkish military is also refraining from engaging in the clashes… While the ongoing clashes don’t represent a serious violation of the ceasefire, the situation may escalate further in the upcoming few hours.”

Bernie Sanders Admits He’ll ‘Drop Out’ if Biden Has Most Delegates at Convention – Socialist Sanders appears on MSNBC with defeatist admission – by Savannah Pointer – https://neonnettle.com/news/10534-bernie-sanders-admits-he-ll-drop-out-if-biden-has-most-delegates-at-convention – “Embattled socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has admitted he will drop if former Vice President Joe Biden has the majority of pledged delegates ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Biden, who has since gained endorsement from Presidential candidate dropouts like Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg, gained traction during Super Tuesday as CNN touted his “juggernaut” comeback.”

Putin And Erdogan Sign Agreement On Idlib, Ceasefire Begins At 00:01 March 6https://southfront.org/putin-and-erdogan-sign-agreement-on-idlib-ceasefire-begins-at-0001-march-6/ – “Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he has negotiated an agreement to resolve the ongoing tensions in Idlib province with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two countries have agreed following “uneasy, but productive” talks that they should not reduce their efforts in the fight against terrorism… Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country will be sending additional forces to Idlib province under a new agreement with Russia, but that the status of Turkey’s Operation Spring Shield will be “changed”. Erdogan added that starting at midnight between 5 and 6 March a ceasefire regime will be established in Idlib for both Turkish and Syrian forces. At the same time, the Turkish president said that the army reserves the right to respond to any actions of the Syrian forces… It includes the following items: 1) The cessation of all hostilities along the existing line of contact from midnight on March 6th; 2) Russia and Turkey create a six-kilometer-long security corridor north and south of the M-4 highway in Syria: 3) Russia and Turkey agreed on March 15th to begin joint patrols along the M-4 highway in Syria.” – Comment: It seems that the war will continue on approximately the same basis for all parties.

Turkish-Backed Militants Attack Saraqib In Last Ditch Effort To Block M5 Highwayhttps://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-attack-saraqib-in-last-ditch-effort-to-block-m5-highway/ – “Militants advanced towards Saraqib’s city center as well as the nearby towns of Dadikh and Kafr Battikh. However, the fierce resistance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and intese Syrian and Russian airstrikes prevented them from making any gains… According to pro-government sources, dozens of militants were killed and injured during the clashes near Saraqib. The city’s vicinity is witnessing partial calm now… The new Turkish-backed attack on Saraqib coincided with a Russian-Turkish presidential summit in Moscow, where the escalation in Greater Idlib was discussed… The attack was clearly an attempt to block the M5 highway, which runs through Saraqib, ahead of a ceasefire expected to be implemented after the Russian-Turkish summit. Turkey is eager to block the strategic highway, linking Damascus and Aleppo.”

Fist Fight In Turkish Parliament Ahead Of Putin-Erdogan Meetinghttps://southfront.org/fist-fight-in-turkish-parliament-ahead-of-putin-erdogan-meeting/ – “The meeting was initially supposed to take place in Ankara, as per Erdogan’s words, but it turned out that it would be in Moscow… Erdogan is accompanied by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, among other high-profile government representatives… The two leaders are set to discuss the recent developments in Syria, including cease-fire violations in the Idlib de-escalation zone, “a stronghold of opposition forces” in Syria since 2011… ‘This is a tension that harbors the risk of coming to a faceoff. The previous meetings between the two leaders always played a role that facilitated situations, yet now everyone is trying to gain territory as the meeting draws near and both sides know that their performance on the field will affect the negotiating table,’ said Oytun Orhan, of the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), in an interview with Daily Sabah.

The Graham-Blumenthal Bill: A New Path for DOJ to Finally Break Encryption – by Joe Mullin – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/the-graham-blumenthal-bill-a-new-path-for-doj-to-finally-break-encryption.html – “Members of Congress are about to introduce a bill that will undermine the law that undergirds free speech on the Internet. If passed, the bill known as the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act, will fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement. If passed, it could largely mark the end of private, encrypted messaging on the Internet… The Department of Justice and the FBI have long seen encryption as a threat. In 1993, the Clinton administration promoted the installation of a “Clipper Chip” in consumer devices that would allow for easy government eavesdropping using key escrow. When researchers repeatedly demonstrated that this flawed idea would compromise privacy and security for everyone, not just criminals, the idea was scrapped. But U.S. law enforcement agencies spent the next 25 years villainizing the widespread adoption of encryption and highlighting a series of awful criminal acts in their efforts to scare elected officials into requiring backdoors… What “best practices” would that (government “child protection”) commission demand in the name of protecting children? We know that offering backdoors to encryption would be high on the list. Attorney General William Barr has demanded “lawful access” to encrypted messages, over and over again. So have his predecessors. The practical result would be to force companies like Apple and Facebook, which offer encrypted messaging services, to choose between protecting user security and privacy and risking unlimited liability for crimes against children committed using these services. Some have likened this anti-encryption scheme to holding car manufacturers liable for injuries caused by defective designs. But really, it’s more like making Toyota pay when a bank robber makes a getaway in a Prius.”

From the Wonders-Never-Cease Desk: Coronavirus solution: Shanghai government recommends vitamin C for COVID-19 – by Jonathan Landsman – https://www.naturalhealth365.com/shanghai-government-covid-19.3315.html – “The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C. (1) Dosage recommendations vary with severity of illness, from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day to as much as 200 mg/kg/day… These dosages are approximately 4,000 to 16,000 mg for an adult, administered by IV. This specific method of administration is important, says intravenous therapy expert Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, because vitamin C’s effect is at least ten times more powerful by IV than if taken orally. Dr. Yanagisawa is president of the Tokyo-based Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy. He says, ‘Intravenous vitamin C is a safe, effective, and broad-spectrum antiviral.’ ” (emphasis added)

How The Coronavirus Is Being Used To Control You And Remove Your Rights (57 min) – Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond interviews Spiro Skouras on his reporting on the nature of “COVID-19”:

Turkey in Syria: Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War? – by Tony Cartalucci – http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/03/turkey-in-syria-down-blind-alley-in.html – “Fighting in northern Syria has escalated as Syrian forces retake the last remaining bastions of foreign-funded militants and encircle, cut-off, and in some cases catch in the crossfire their Turkish backers… Turkey had been making some promising steps in the right direction since Washington’s disastrous proxy regime-change war in Syria began unraveling – yet it still maintains a problematic position inside Syrian territory, backing what are unequivocally terrorists and obstructing Syria’s sovereign right to recover and restore order within its own borders… Indeed – hostilities in Idlib will undoubtedly drive fleeing militants and their families toward the Syrian-Turkish border and inevitably compound Turkey’s already large refugee problem. Yet this is not Syria’s doing, nor that of Syria’s Russian and Iranian allies. It is the doing of malign US foreign policy that Turkey had initially played a key role in facilitating – and at times still appears to be eagerly abetting… The refugee crisis in Turkey itself was cynically used several times in the past by Ankara and its Western allies at the time for political leverage in demonizing Damascus and to justify more direct Western intervention against Syria.”

Putin-Erdogan meeting: a storm is expected over the “mother of all battles” in Idlib; Ayn al Arab is at stake – by Elijah J Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2020/03/04/putin-erdogan-meeting-a-storm-is-expected-over-the-mother-of-all-battles-in-idlib-ayn-al-arab-is-at-stake/ – “Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan had decided to attack Russia, Iran and Syria when he sent his army to Idlib and bombed Russian and Iranian allies on the Idlib front. The Turkish president is feeling strong and believes he is holding many good cards to play against his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin. He trusts he is in a position to bomb Iran’s allies, despite the fact that they hold armed drones, precision missiles and experienced Special Forces that can hit Turkey very hard in the case of war… The conflict Erdogan envisions between Russia, Iran and Syria on one side and Turkey on the other would suit the US and Israel. They would be happy to see Presidents Putin and Erdogan sinking into the Syrian quagmire and Hezbollah losing more men in the Levant. Negotiations, intense battles and attempts to reshuffle the military situation are taking place behind the scenes. President Erdogan is trying to improve his military position on the ground before his meeting with President Putin in Moscow tomorrow Thursday- but to no avail. Stormy negotiations can be expected.” – Comment: Very fine and detailed analysis by Magnier

Russian Commentary on the Putin Erdogan Summit – Putin should not believe Erdogan – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/04/russian-commentary-on-the-putin-erdogan-summit/ – “The expert believes that after the meeting between Putin and Erdogan, ‘the war will continue, one way or another.’.. ‘If you evaluate the behavior of Turkey in Syria and Libya, then the only thing Putin can say to Erdogan: ‘Listen, if you are not a fool, then stop everything that you do here,’ he said… The Turkish side, according to Vladimir Anokhin, should react to this with statements about a possible change in its attitude and position… ‘As a result, in my opinion, they (Turks) will tighten their tail, there will be political statements, but there is no faith for them,’ summed up Vladimir Anokhin.”

Trump Just Gave Israel the Ability to Attack Iran’s Nuclear Sites with F-35s – The U.S. State Department has approved an Israeli request to buy eight KC-46A Pegasus aerial tankers. – by Michael Peck – https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/trump-just-gave-israel-ability-attack-irans-nuclear-sites-f-35s-129377 – “If Israel does decide to bomb Iran, the U.S. government has made it a little easier… The U.S. State Department has approved an Israeli request to buy eight KC-46A Pegasus aerial tankers. Including support equipment, spare parts and training, the deal is valued at $2.4 billion, with the first aircraft arriving in 2023… The sale ‘supports the foreign policy and national security of the United States by allowing Israel to provide a redundant capability to U.S. assets within the region, potentially freeing U.S. assets for use elsewhere during times of war,’ said the State Department’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ‘Aerial refueling and strategic airlift are consistently cited as significant shortfalls for our allies. In addition, the sale improves Israel’s national security posture as a key U.S. ally.’ ”

Internal “Investigation” Finds it Was “Proper” to Taser, Tackle Grandma Over Asking for Warrant – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/internal-investigation-finds-it-was-proper-to-taser-tackle-grandma-over-asking-for-warrant.html – “Barbara Pinkney of Bradenton, in Manatee County, Florida wanted to see the warrant from the cops who had come to her home attempting to arrest a man who she says did not live there. Because she was steadfast in her decision to see the warrant, Pinkney, a 70-year-old grandma who had never been in trouble with police before, was tasered multiple times, thrown to the ground and arrested. Now, after they “investigated themselves” the department has found that tasering the grandmother over asserting her rights was “proper.”..’The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said it found that the deputy’s level of applied force was lawful, proper and in accordance with agency policy,’ the report from the internal investigation released last month reads... This grandma is now facing charges of obstruction and battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by WFLA. To make matters that much worse, the incident unfolded at 7:30 a.m. on the day after Christmas — which also happens to be Pinkney’s birthday… ‘We heard a knock at the door. Actually, there wasn’t a knock. I think they kicked the door. Bam! Bam! At the door,’ Pinkney said.”

FEMA Is Preparing For Coronavirus “Emergency Declaration” – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/fema-is-preparing-for-coronavirus-emergency-declaration.html – “FEMA officials are preparing for an “infectious disease emergency declaration” by the president that would allow the agency to provide disaster relief funding to state and local governments, as well as federal assistance to support the coronavirus response, according to agency planning documents reviewed by NBC News.… The Trump administration would have to use the 1988 Stafford Act to enable FEMA to provide such disaster assistance. Emergency declarations are most often used in the event of natural disasters but can be used to help manage disease outbreaks. ‘To me, this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation,’ said Michael Coen, who was FEMA chief of staff during the Obama administration. ‘They need to consider all tools available to them and have contingencies for action.’ ”

China, 5G, And The Wuhan Coronavirus: The Emperor’s New Virushttps://www.electricsense.com/5g-coronavirus/ – “Could there be a link between the Coronavirus and 5G? Researcher and building biologist Paul Doyon has just spent the last 18 months in China. He’s written a brilliant article laying out the evidence. And how you can protect yourself—an EMF based protection strategy. Warning: this is a heavy science based article with nearly 100 references to studies—neither Paul or myself want to be accused of fear-mongering… However, as someone who had become very sick and had his immune system break down and was sick for six months looking for answers before even suspecting that living in close vicinity to several cell phone towers was actually what was causing the problem and making him sick, I feel I cannot in good conscience remain silent, and I strongly suspect that China and the rest of the world are looking under the wrong stone for what is actually the problem here… At the moment, with 10,000 recently installed 5G antennas plastering its city, Wuhan is probably one of the most 5G-electropolluted cities on the planet.”

Urgent Market Update: Currency Oblivion Coming (28 min) – by Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com

COVID-19 Coronavirus: A Fake Pandemic? Who’s Behind It? Global Economic, Social and Geopolitical Destabilization – by Prof Michel Chossudovskyhttps://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-coronavirus-a-fake-pandemic-whos-behind-it-global-economic-and-geopolitical-destabilization/5705063 – “The media hype and disinformation campaign regarding the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus have created a Worldwide atmosphere of fear and uncertainty following the launching of a global public health emergency by the WHO on January 30th… The fear campaign is ongoing. Panic and uncertainty. National governments and the WHO are misleading the public… ‘About 84,000 people in at least 56 countries have been infected, and about 2,900 have died’ says the New York Times. What they fail to mention is that 98% of those cases of infection are in Mainland China. There are less than 5000 confirmed cases outside China. (WHO, February 28, 2020)… While COVID-19 is a matter of Public Health concern, at the moment, there is no real pandemic outside Mainland China. Look at the figures… At the time of writing, the number of “confirmed cases” in the US was 64… A low number and the media is spreading panic… Meanwhile, there are 15 Million Cases of Influenza in the USA.”

Leadership Problems Of Turkish Operation Spring Shieldhttps://southfront.org/leadership-problems-of-turkish-operation-spring-shield/ – “The rapid growth in ranks and responsibility is primarily due to the fact that after the failed coup in 2016, many, if not most of the experienced officers in the Turkish army were cleansed. Mostly they were sent to prison… Tens of thousands have been arrested in relation to the failed coup, in all spheres of the country… Nearly 290 coup-linked court cases have been launched, 261 of which ended with 3,239 defendants convicted, according to justice ministry figures… Most recently, in June 2019, a court sentenced 151 people to life in prison, including General Akın Öztürk, former commander of Turkish Air Force, and the most senior officer involved in the coup. 128 people received “aggravated life” sentences, which indicates harsh conditions without parole, for their role in the coup, with another 23 receiving standard life sentences… The failed coup resulted in mass arrests, with at least 40,000 detained. Arrested were also least 10,000 soldiers and, for reasons that remain unclear, 2,745 judges.”

Assad Says Current Disagreements With Turkey Are “Illogical”https://southfront.org/assad-says-current-disagreements-with-turkey-are-illogical/ – “In an interview with the Russia-24 TV, al-Assad sent a friendly message to the Turkish people, questioning the motives behind their country’s military intervention in Syria: ‘I ask the Turkish people, what is your issue with Syria? what is the issue that a Turkish citizen deserves to die for? What is the small or large hostile act that Syria took against Turkey during the war or before the war? completely nonexistent,’ the Syrian President said, according to a report by RT on March 4… Al-Assad went on to say ‘there are intermarriages, there are common families, there is a daily interest relationship between Syria and Turkey, there are groups in Turkey of Syrian Arab origin, and there are groups in Syria of Turkish origin … So it is not logical that there will be a dispute between us and them.’ ”

Turkey Merged Its Observation Posts In Idlb With Terrorist Bases: Russian Militaryhttps://southfront.org/turkey-merged-its-observation-posts-in-idlb-with-terrorist-bases-russian-military/ – “He added that Turkish observation posts were merged with terrorist bases and attacks on settlements in the government-held area as well as Hmeimim airbase became regular. So, in Februarty 2020, he said, Syrian government forces had to contribute own efforts to turn the Sochi deal into reality… The spokesperson noted that now, 18 months since the signing of the agreement, internationally-recognized terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party and Horas al-Din were pushed back to the north, the border with Turkey… ‘Amid the total cynicism and the West’s fake concerns over the humanitarian situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, only the Russian centre for reconciliation of the opposing sides and the legitimate Syrian government deliver to the liberated areas all the needed assistance for local residents daily’, Konashenkov said… ‘Syrians, tormented by terrorists, were not even aware of the existence of numerous pseudo-protectors in Europe and the United States, and of the prodigal humanitarian assistance, which was allegedly delivered over the past years.’ ”

Another Turkish-led Attack On Saraqib Ends With Disasterhttps://southfront.org/another-turkish-led-attack-on-saraqib-ends-with-disaster/ – “On March 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled another Turkish-led attack on Saraqib city in eastern Idlib… The attack was launched in the early morning hours by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the National Front for Liberation (NFL). As usual, the Turkish military supported militants with artillery and rocket strikes… Despite the Turkish support, militants failed to reach Saraqib city. The SAA’s 25th Special Forces Division and Lebanon’s Hezbollah repelled the attack in the outskirt of the city. The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) provided the city’s defenders with a close air support… Turkish combat drones were not able to support the attack. However, the Turkish Air Force (TAF) made a failed attempt to shoot down a Syrian warplane near the city… Initial reports indicate that Turkish-backed militants sustained catastrophic losses in the attack. Some pro-government sources claimed that up to 150 militants were neutralized around Saraqib.”

A Perfect Storm on the Horizon. Turkey’s Hegemonic Ambitions – by Askiah Adam – https://www.globalresearch.ca/perfect-storm-horizon/5705253 – “Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA’s. With that all uncertainty is gone. Russia will keep its promise of maintaining the integrity of the Syrian state, even when an “ally” is attempting to force her to break that promise. Relations with difficult Turkey is no reason for Russia to betray a decades-old major ally inWest Asia… After all, to all intents and purposes, Ankara is proving to be an unworthy ally irrespective of the benefits given and promised. Appeased many times — including the intentional downing of a SU-24 Russian fighter in 2015 near the Syria-Turkey border; and the assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey. But Turkey appeared to straddle both East and West. Trump was defied and the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system went through. However, many saw that sale as Putin’s foolishness knowing that President Erdogan was not a man of his word. And, it has been reported that apparently, Ankara is threatening to deploy the S-400 against Syria in the current conflagration. Thus proving the skeptics correct… It would appear that a Russian intervention of the sort that puts paid to any terrorist victory is the only way. But then the armies of other nations will step in to try a push back of the victorious SAA from their ownSyrian territories as if they had no right to them. A total and final victory cannot but come from a determined strike against invading forces. But as Idlib has proven Syria cannot be restored intact without Russian support. The question then is, are the powers, NATO et al, edging towards a World War? One does get the impression that at this time the US and its NATO allies are erring towards thebelief that they can win such a war.”

“What Are The Odds?” – A Timeline Of Facts Linking Covid-19, HIV, & Wuhan’s Secret Bio-Labhttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/what-are-odds-timeline-facts-linking-covid-19-hiv-wuhans-secret-bio-lab – “Having been permanently banned from Twitter for sharing the publicly-available details of the man who ran the show as far a bat-soup virology in Wuhan’s super-secret bio-lab – which is now a common talking point and rapidly shifting from conspiracy theory to conspiracy fact – we thought a reminder of how we got here was in order… Scott Burke, CEO of crypto-related firm Groundhog, unleashed what we feel may be the most complete timelines of facts to help understand the controversial links between COVID-19 and HIV, and COVID-19 and Wuhan Institute of Virology… Want to go down a (strictly fact-based) rabbit hole? – Here is the full slightly-edited-for-formatting twitter thread…”

Hillary Clinton Ordered To Give Sworn Deposition After Judge Tosses ‘Preposterous’ Defense – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hillary-clinton-ordered-give-sworn-deposition-over-emails-benghazi-after-judge-tosses – “Lamberth also said that he is troubled by the fact that both Clinton and the State Department want discovery to end… ‘[T]here is still more to learn. Even though many important questions remain unanswered, the Justice Department inexplicably still takes the position that the court should close discovery and rule on dispositive motions. The Court is especially troubled by this. To argue that the Court now has enough information to determine whether State conducted an adequate search is preposterous, especially when considering State’s deficient representations regarding the existence of additional Clinton emails. Instead, the Court will authorize a new round of discovery -Judge Lamberth – Furthermore, Lamberth found that Clinton’s prior testimony in the case – mostly given through sworn answers, was insufficient… ‘The Court has considered the numerous times in which Secretary Clinton said she could not recall or remember certain details in her prior interrogatory answers. In a deposition, it is more likely that plaintiff’s counsel could use documents and other testimony to attempt to refresh her recollection. And so, to avoid the unsatisfying and inefficient outcome of multiple rounds of fruitless interrogatories and move this almost six-year-old case closer to its conclusion, Judicial Watch will be permitted to clarify and further explore Secretary Clinton’s answers in person and immediately after she gives them. The Court agrees with Judicial Watch – it is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton.’ -Judge Lamberth

‘Why Are We Being Charged?’ Surprise Bills From Coronavirus Testing Spark Calls for Government to Cover All Costs – by Jake Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/02/why-are-we-being-charged-surprise-bills-coronavirus-testing-spark-calls-government – “Sarah Kliff of the New York Times reported Saturday that Pennsylvania native Frank Wucinski “found a pile of medical bills” totaling $3,918 waiting for him and his three-year-old daughter after they were released from government-mandated quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California… ‘My question is why are we being charged for these stays, if they were mandatory and we had no choice in the matter?’ asked Wucinski, who was evacuated by the U.S. government last month from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak… ‘I assumed it was all being paid for,’ Wucinski told the Times. ‘We didn’t have a choice. When the bills showed up, it was just a pit in my stomach, like, “How do I pay for this?” ‘ ”

Why A Bear Market Will Lead To A Dollar Collapse – by Alasdair Macleod – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/why-bear-market-will-lead-dollar-collapse“Falling equity markets this week are likely to signal the onset of a bear market, responding to a combination of the coronavirus spreading beyond China and persistent indications of a developing recession… This has provoked a flight into US Treasuries, with the ten-year yield falling to an all-time low of 1.1141%. This will prove to be a mistake, given US price inflation which on independent estimates is running close to ten per cent, exposing US Treasuries as badly overpriced… After this short-term response, much higher US Treasury yields are inevitable. Foreigners, who possess more dollars and dollar investments than the entire US GDP will almost certainly sell, driving bond yields up and the dollar down, leaving the Fed the only real buyer of US Treasuries… This article goes through the sequence of events likely to destroy value in US financial assets and the dollar as well. And what goes for the US goes for all other fiat-currencies and their financial markets.” (underlined emphasis added)

For the Week of 2/24/20:

2A Under Fire In CA: Santa Clara Forms Gun Confiscation Team – by James Fite – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/2a-under-fire-ca-santa-clara-forms-gun-confiscation-team – “California continues to proudly lead the charge toward a disarmed citizenry. In the latest attack on the Second Amendment, Santa Clara County is forming what they call a “county gun team” – a unit of lawyers, analysts, and prosecutors authorized to seek out and confiscate firearms from those the state feels shouldn’t have them… Okay, Fine. We’re Coming For Your GunsRemember when Democrats used to try to mollify armed Americans by saying, “No one’s coming for your guns” with every incremental gun control measure they proposed?.. Well, it’s official: They’re coming for the guns – some of them, at least. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. As Liberty Nation’s Graham J. Noble once wrote, ‘Democrats have never come across a gun restriction they didn’t like.’.. The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve funding for the proposal, which was put forth by board president Cindy Chavez. The team will consist of seven people – three crime analysts, two lawyers, and two prosecutors. They will be tasked with identifying those who have been ordered to surrender their weapons and ensure these dangerous people aren’t still armed. If necessary, they’ll obtain search warrants for local law enforcement to go and take the guns.”

The Last Time This Happened Was Days Before The Great Depression – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/last-time-happened-was-days-great-depression – “The US equity market is suffering its worst start to a year since 2009… In the space of just six days, we went from record high to a ‘correction’ (over 3,000 Dow points and down over 10.5%)… What is most ominous is the fact that, as NatAlliance Securities reports, ‘This would be only the second time in history that this has happened. The other? 1928.’.. In other words, the only other time the Dow Jones entered a correction this fast from an all time high was months before the start of the Great Depression.”

Syrian Army Shells Turkish Post In Southern Idlib. Casualties Reportedhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-shells-turkish-post-in-southern-idlib-casualties-reported/ – “Early on March 2, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled a Turkish post near the town of Qmenas in the southern Idlib countryside, according to opposition sources… Idlib’s General Media Center said the army’s heavy artillery pounded the post repeatedly. In the shelling, several Turkish service members were injured… Pro-opposition activists claimed that several Turkish military helicopters flew into Idlib to evacuate the injured service members. However, this has not been confirmed, so far.”

Turkey Asks NATO to Join Its War Against Syria and Russia – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/02/29/turkey-asks-nato-to-join-its-war-against-syria-and-russia/ – “Going to war against Syria would mean going to war also against Russia, which is in Syria to protect Syria’s sovereignty over its own territory. If the United States accepts that Turkish proposal, then World War III will consequently result… Darius Shahtahmasebi reported for Russia’s RT News on the morning of February 28th: ‘Turkey is calling for NATO’s protection after 33 of its soldiers were killed in an apparent Syrian airstrike in Idlib, allegedly while fighting in terrorist ranks. In the regional chaos that ensues, only one player stands to gain… Speculation over what’s to come next has seen #article 5 trending on Twitter in the hours following the attacks, after Omer Celik, spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AKP party, indicated to reporters in Ankara that he was looking at requesting formal NATO protection against Damascus and, by proxy, the Russian air force.’ “

Syrian Forces Counter-Attack Near Saraqib As Air War Heats Up Over Idlib (Maps, Videos) – https://southfront.org/syrian-forces-counter-attack-near-saraqib-as-air-war-heats-up-over-idlib/ – “According to Russian state media, Turkish F-16 fighter jets two times violated Syrian airspace over Idlib on March 1. This version says that Turkish fighter jets were responsible for downing of 2 Syrian Su-24 earlier today. Syrian pilots safely ejected from the warplanes and landed in the government-held area… Later on March 1, reports appeared that a third Syrian warplane was targeted by Turkish forces. However, these reports remain unconfirmed… The recent developments demonstrate that if Turkey continues avoiding employing its own troops in a direct fighting, its forces appear to be not able to deliver a swift and devastating blow to the Syrian Army and achieve the goal declared by its top leadership…”

Unverified Video Shows Turkish Troops Torturing Syrian Captives In Greater Idlibhttps://southfront.org/unverified-video-shows-turkish-troops-torturing-syrian-captives-in-greater-idlib/On February 29, Syrian activists shared a horrifying video allegedly showing Turkish service members torturing, beating and humiliating Syrian soldiers that had been captured by Turkish-backed militants in Greater Idlib… Several armed men who are supposedly service members of the Turkish military can be seen in the video taking turns beating up three captives, allegedly Syrian Arab Army (SAA) personnel… The brutal beating made some Syrian militants intervene to stop the Turkish service members. Nevertheless, they were pushed back. Towards the end of the video, the loud screams of the captives can be clearly heard.”

European Nightmare As Turkey “Opens The Gates” On Refugees While Covid-19 Ravages Nearby Iran – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/european-nightmare-turkey-opens-gates-refugees-covid-19-spreads-region – Turkey has announced it has opened its until now sealed border with Idlib for at least 72 hours, and will allow unhindered passage of refugees to Europe. So it begins, as Middle East Eye reports: ‘Turkey will open its southwestern border with Syria for 72 hours to allow Syrians fleeing the pro-government forces’ assault free passage to Europe,’ Turkish official sources have told Middle East Eye…The decision came after a security meeting chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara late on Thursday after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria’s Idlib province…’A senior Turkish official said on Thursday that Syrian refugees headed towards Europe would not be stopped either on land or by sea.’ ”

Idlib Escalation Is Slowly Pushing Turkey Towards Open Conflict With Russiahttps://southfront.org/idlib-escalation-is-slowly-pushing-turkey-to-open-conflict-with-russia/ – “The February 27 incident in Syria’s Idlib, in which at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed, caused a new wave of anti-Syrian and anti-Russian hysteria among Turkish media and top Turkish officials… Mesut Hakki Casin, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, even claimed that Turkey had “fought Russia 16 times in the past, we will do it again.” Defense Minister Hulusi Akar also accused Russia of Turkish casualties claiming that strikes on Turkish troops continued even after the message to the Russian side: ‘This attack occurred even though the locations of our troops had been coordinated with Russian officials in the field,” Defense Minister Akar said. “Despite warnings after the first strike, the Syrian regime unfortunately continued its attacks, even targeting ambulances.’ (Note: Akar’s statement here is essentially a “mistruth”… The Russian Defense Ministry emphasized that the killed Turkish soldiers were embedded with terrorists (members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other al-Qaeda groups that Ankara supports) and that Turkish troops had not informed Russia about their deployement in the area. (underlined emphasis added)

From Feb. 28: Putin And Erdogan Talk Over Phone, As NATO Says It Won’t Do Anything To Support Ankara In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/putin-and-erdogan-talk-over-phone-as-nato-says-it-wont-do-anything-to-support-ankara-in-idlib/ – “On February 28th, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call discussing the implementation of agreements in Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said… ‘Today, a phone call between presidents Putin and Erdogan has been held at the initiative of the Turkish leader. The talks were detailed. They discussed the need to do everything possible to implement the original agreements on the de-escalation zone [in Idlib],’ he said… Putin and Erdogan also allowed the possibility of holding new contacts on Idlib at different levels… ‘A possibility was discussed to shortly hold necessary contacts at this or that level. Literally an hour-and-a-half ago, reports came that the Russian and Turkish negotiators who worked in Ankara yesterday and the day before yesterday, had agreed to continue work today,’ Lavrov informed… Just days earlier, Lavrov said that any truce with the militants in Idlib would mean a capitulation to terrorism and that mustn’t happen.”

Washington State governor declares state of emergency over coronavirus, activates National and State Guard in preparation for hot martial law – by Shepard Ambellas – https://www.intellihub.com/washington-state-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-over-coronavirus-activates-national-and-state-guard-in-preparation-for-hot-martial-law/ – “Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Saturday in all counties and authorized activation of U.S. military following the first publically announced death from COVID-19… ‘…The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 and the effects of its extreme risk of person-to-person transmission throughout the United States and Washington State significantly impact the life and health of our people, as well as the economy of Washington State, and is a public disaster that affects life, health, property or the public peace,’ the proclamation states.”

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reveals his true intentions in Eastern Europe and Western Asia (1 1/2 min) – https://twitter.com/i/status/1232023437520048128

Turkey Has Fought Russia 16 Times In The Past, Will Do It Again If Need Be: Erdogan Foreign Affairs Advisorhttps://southfront.org/turkey-has-fought-russia-16-times-in-the-past-will-do-it-again-if-need-be-erdogan-foreign-affairs-advisor/ – “On February 28th, Mesut Hakki Casin, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey had ‘fought Russia 16 times in the past, we will do it again.’.. Mesut Hakki Casin, a professor at Istanbul’s Yeditepe University and a member of the foreign affairs board that advises Erdogan, said 25 million Muslims live in Russia… He said Russia will be “dismembered from within,” according to a tweet posted by Ahval.”

Coronageddon: Can a “Minsky Moment” be Avoided? – by Mike Whitney – https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/coronageddon-can-a-minsky-moment-be-avoided/ – “There’s a chance that the coronavirus will be contained in the United States and that fewer people will be infected than in China or Iran. But there’s also a possibility that the highly-contagious virus will spread and that there will be sporadic outbreaks across the country. If this latter scenario takes place, then the ructions in the stock market will intensify making it impossible to form a bottom or spark a relief rally. If stocks can’t find a bottom, then pressure will build on the weak players, who purchased securities with borrowed cash, to sell their good assets along with the bad in order to repay their debts. These massive selloffs can quickly turn into firesales where it’s nearly impossible to find a buyer regardless of price. This is what the financial media calls “panic selling”, a vicious, self-reinforcing downward spiral in which stock prices collapse in a frantic, disorderly selloff. The phenomenon has also been described by Pimco’s Paul McCulley as a “Minsky Moment”.”

NYSE Announces Disaster-Recovery Test Due To Virus Fears – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nyse-announces-disaster-recovery-test-due-virus-fears – “In a somewhat shocking sounding move, given administration officials’ ongoing effort to calm the public fears over the spread of Covid-19, The New York Stock Exchange has announced it will commence disaster-recovery testing in its Cermak Data Center on March 7 amid coronavirus concern, Fox Business reports in a tweet, citing the exchange: ‘During this test, NYSE will facilitate electronic Core Open and Closing Auctions as if the 11 Wall Street trading floor were unavailable,’ Fox says… To reiterate, the disaster recovery plan is to check the process that would occur if Covid-19 ‘public distancing’ proposals come into effect and effectively shut the trading floor?!.. The test is reported to occur March 7 between 8:30 am-11 am.”

US Counterintelligence: Protectionism And Censorship Need Ramping Up In Order To Counter China and Russiahttps://southfront.org/us-counterintelligence-protectionism-and-censorship-need-ramping-up-in-order-to-counter-china-and-russia/ – “The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) unveiled the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020-2022 on February 10th: ‘Today’s strategy represents a paradigm shift in addressing foreign intelligence threats as a nation. While past counterintelligence strategies categorized the threat by our top foreign nation-state adversaries, this one focuses on five key areas where foreign intelligence entities are hitting us hardestand where we need to devote greater attention – critical infrastructure, key U.S. supply chains, the U.S. economy, American democratic institutions, and cyber and technical operations,’ said NCSC Director William Evanina… ‘With the private sector and democratic institutions increasingly under attack, this is no longer a problem the U.S. Government can address alone. It requires a whole-of -society response involving the private sector, an informed American public, as well as our allies,’ Director Evanina added… According to the strategy, which was signed by President Trump on January 7, 2020 and can be found on the Department of National Intelligence website [pdf], three principal trends characterize the counterintelligence threats to the US.: ● The number of threat actors targeting the U.S. is growing, ranging from state actors like Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and North Korea; to non-state actors like Lebanese Hizballah, ISIS and al-Qaeda; to hacktivists, leaktivists and those with no formal ties to foreign intelligence services. ● These threat actors have increasingly sophisticated intelligence capabilities and technologies at their disposal, including advanced cyber tools, biometric devices, high-resolution imagery, enhanced technical surveillance equipment, advanced encryption and big data analytics. ● Threat actors are using these enhanced capabilities against an expanded set of targets and vulnerabilities. While foreign intelligence entities are targeting most federal agencies in the U.S., including those without a national security mission, they are also targeting a broad array of private sector and academic entities and seeking to influence U.S. public opinion.”

As Americans Distracted by Trump Tweets, President Quietly Attacks Medical Pot Protections – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/marijuana-reform-trump-tweets-distract/ – “Despite what president Trump says to certain crowds on the campaign trail, his actions in office speak far louder than empty promises on the road. Trump has never openly supported marijuana legalization though he said he had no objection to US states legalizing forms of marijuana. When it came time to act, however, he did the opposite… According to a recent report from the Sun Sentinel, the Trump Administration has proposed removing medical marijuana protections in the 2021 fiscal budget and leaked audio revealed the President’s belief that smoking weed makes you dumb… What’s more, Marc Lotter, a top Trump campaign spokesperson who serves as director of strategic communications for Trump’s 2020 campaign, was asked about the President’s stance on changing federal cannabis laws, and minced no words when he said the devil’s lettuce has no place in the legal market.. ‘I think the president is looking at this from a standpoint of a parent—a parent of a young person—to make sure we keep our kids away from drugs,’ Lotter said. ‘They need to be kept illegal. That is the federal policy.’ ”

Hong Kong Embraces Helicopter Money – Govt Gives Every Adult Citizen HK$10,000 – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/hong-kong-embraces-helicopter-money-govt-gives-every-adult-citizen-hk10000 – “Hong Kong just went full monetary-policy retard… In a desperate effort to “do something” about the economic collapse that the region is suffering… Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po is set to unveil a HK120 billion relief deal which includes ‘helicopter money’ – giving every Hong Kong permanent resident over the age of 18 a cash handout of HK$10,000 (around US$1,300) to, reportedly, ease the burden on individuals and companies.”

Ron Paul Blasts Trump’s Betrayal Of Julian Assange – by Ron Paul – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ron-paul-trumps-betrayal-julian-assange – “The Trump Administration argues that the Australian Assange should be tried and convicted of espionage against a country of which he is not a citizen. At the same time the Trump Administration argues that the First Amendment does not apply to Assange because he is not an American citizen! So Assange is subject to US law when it comes to publishing information embarrassing to the US deep state but he is not subject to the law of the land – the US Constitution – which protects all journalists and is the backbone of our system of government… It is ironic that a President Trump who has been victim of so much deep state meddling has done the deep state’s bidding when it comes to Assange and Wikileaks. President Trump should preempt the inevitable US show trial of Assange by granting the journalist blanket pardon under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Bloomberg, In Freudian Slip, Brags He “Bought” Democratic Majority In The House In 2018 – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/bloomberg-freudian-slip-brags-he-bought-democratic-majority-house-2018 – “A Freudian slip by billionaire Mike Bloomberg is what seems to be getting most attention following last night’s South Carolina debate, even attracting Washington Post commentary and the rare attention of the mainstream in a moment underscoring how the elites view their role in America’s two-party system… ‘Let’s just go on the record, they talk about 40 Democrats,’ Bloomberg said, referring to former Vice President Joe Biden… ‘Twenty-one of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect,’ he continued… ‘All of the new Democrats that came in and put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bough-… I got them.’ ” – Comment: Oops.

Russia Slams US For Floating ‘Truce’ Talks With Terror Groups In Idlib – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-slams-us-floating-truce-talks-terror-groups-idlib – “The problem is, as Moscow pointed out, these groups which are also bolstered by thousands of foreign fighters, include internationally designated terrorist organizations —especially the main group occupying the northwest province, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (or HTS, formerly Nusra Front)… Addressing a press conference at the start of this week alongside Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said he was ‘concerned about the attitude of some Western states’ toward al-Qaeda groups operating in Syria. He noted these groups ‘are officially on terrorist organizations’ lists compiled by the U.N. Security Council, they are also on the U.S.’ national list of terrorist organizations.’.. But then he lambasted top US envoy for the region James Jeffrey, who was recently in Turkey, for appearing to suggest that al-Qaeda faction HTS should not be recognized as a terrorist organization… Newsweek reported of special envoy to Syria Jeffrey’s remarks: ‘The remarks come after James Jeffrey, the U.S. special representative on Syria and special envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), told a press briefing earlier this month he had not seen Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ‘planning or carrying out international terrorism attacks.’ He made similar comments days earlier… It follows a years-long pattern of both Washington officials and mainstream US media soft-peddling and even romanticizing terrorist groups in Syria, on the mere basis they are fighting to overthrow America’s enemy Assad… And it’s no secret that the CIA and Pentagon were actively funding, arming, and training violent Islamist factions for years, branding them as “moderates” even helping jihadists take over Idlib in the first place in 2015.”

Leaked Documents Reveal Coronavirus Infections Up to 52 Times Higher Than Reported Figures in China’s Shandong Province – by Nicole Hao – https://www.theepochtimes.com/leaked-documents-reveal-chinas-shandong-province-faked-coronavirus-infection-data-real-numbers-up-to-52-times-higher_3251354.html – “Each day from Feb. 9 to Feb. 23, Shandong authorities underreported the number of infections, according to internal data compiled by the Shandong Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (SCDC). The SCDC kept a tally of the number of people who tested positive for the virus during nucleic acid testing—using a diagnostic kit to test patient samples and detect whether they contain the virus’s genetic sequence… As of Feb. 25, the Shandong government stated that there were a total of 755 infections in the province. But the internal document showed that 1,992 people had tested positive for the virus via nucleic acid testing as of Feb. 23… The government publicly stated that there were four newly diagnosed patients on Feb. 22, but the internal document said that there were 61 positive tests that day.”

Innocent Mom Gave Permission for Cops to Search Her Home, They Destroyed It With Grenades Instead – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/innocent-mom-gave-permission-for-cops-to-search-her-home-they-destroyed-it-with-grenades-instead.html – “Cops in Idaho managed an epic act of incompetence when they shot up and teargassed a woman’s home — even though she had given them the key — after initiating an hours-long standoff with an empty home, occupied only by the family pet… ‘Basically, they had a standoff with a dog,’ Shaniz West’s attorney said at the time. Now, after fighting the corrupt system that left this innocent mother and her children homeless, she is fighting her case all the way up to the Supreme Court, thanks to the Institute of Justice... The question brought forth before the Supreme Court of the United States is this: If you tell cops they can search your home, can they legally stand outside and fire dozens of tear gas grenades inside and destroy everything you own, and do so with impunity?.. So far, the answer has been yes they can. Hopefully, however, that is all about to change… ‘During the course of the standoff Caldwell police officers broke numerous windows to gain entry, crashed through ceilings while they were maneuvering through the home, and punctured holes in the house by shooting canisters of tear gas that released noxious chemicals into the home,’ West explained… Unsurprisingly, officers nearly decimated the house and everything inside — even though they had possession of the key the entire time.”

Talk about truce with terrorists in Idlib means surrender — Lavrovhttps://tass.com/politics/1123591 – “According to him, the international community and the Human Rights Council need to create a barrier against extremists because some forces tend to justify the atrocities of radical and terrorist groups. ‘Otherwise it is hard to explain their statements about a possible truce with bandits, which are made during discussions of the situation in Idlib,’ Lavrov pointed out. ‘It has nothing to do with concerns about human rights, it is a surrender to terrorists, which would encourage them to continue blatantly violating universal conventions and numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions,’ the Russian top diplomat added.”

Joe Biden Falsely Claims 150 MILLION Americans Killed In Shootings Since 2007 – by Daniel Newton – https://neonnettle.com/news/10438-joe-biden-falsely-claims-150-million-americans-killed-in-shootings-since-2007 – “Presidential candidate Joe Biden made the false claim on Tuesday during the CBS News’ debate that 150 million Americans have been killed since 2007 from shootings… Biden said during the Democratic debate: ‘Imagine if I stood here and said we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies. That has caused carnage on our streets.’.. ‘150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.’ ”

Galaxies millions of light years apart seem to be connected by invisible ‘large scale structures’ – by Arjun Walia – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/30/galaxies-millions-of-light-years-apart-seem-to-be-connected-by-invisible-large-scale-structures/ – “In Brief: ● The Facts: A study published in The Astrophysical Journal in October found that hundreds of galaxies were rotating in sync with the motions of galaxies that were tens of millions of light years away. This suggests that an invisible force somehow connects them… ● Reflect On: How much of what we know, and what we think we know, is false? Are our minds open to accepting new concepts of reality that don’t fit within the framework of accepted knowledge?.. “We are all connected” — a statement that may evoke an eye-roll from someone you express this to. This is common when it comes to such topics, or any topic that dives into the ‘spooky’ world of quantum physics, which seems to be directly intertwined with philosophy and metaphysics in various ways. These subjects are going to really conflict with the belief systems of many, and that’s ok.”

The Global Economy Was Sinking Long Before The Coronavirus Appeared – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4123-the-global-economy-was-sinking-long-before-the-coronavirus-appeared – “I’ve noticed very recently (in the last week) that this attack response is shifting in an interesting way. Where propaganda peddlers used to call us “paranoid”, now they argue that ‘our prepping or precious metals stacking won’t save us…’ People are ‘coming to take our supplies…’ they say. That’s quite a 180-degree flip-flop. As preppers and alternative economists are proven more and more right every day, the narrative has changed from telling us we’re wrong, to telling us we will be sorry for being right… Who benefits the most if you and the majority of people have no contingency plan? Who has something to gain by trying to convince you to ignore the obvious?.. As mentioned, if they can’t win by conning the liberty movement into turning a blind eye to the facts, they have decided to let us know that it doesn’t matter and we will still be made to suffer for our defiance. This confirms my long-time argument that prepping is only the beginning of the fight; it is a means to an end. The real fight will be for our freedoms and the freedoms of future generations. Those who think the goal is only about survival are severely mistaken. Personal survival would be nice, but the survival of our principles and our way of life takes precedence, and this will require us to do a lot more than merely stock supplies and hide out in the woods… There is no stimulus measure that can fix this problem – at the most the central banks could prolong the inevitable for another year perhaps, but why would they when they have multiple scapegoats to blame the crash on?.. Donald Trump continues to set himself up as one of these scapegoats as he still dismisses the coronavirus pandemic as nothing to be worried about, claiming “some people think” it will be gone by April. His constant habit of attaching his administration to the performance of the stock market is bizarre when one takes into account that he called the markets a massive “bubble” inflated by the Fed during his 2016 campaign… I continue to believe according to the evidence that this is his job. The banking elites he is surrounded by in his cabinet call the shots in the White House. Trump’s purpose is to act as a magnet for controversy and distraction while ignoring blaring alarms of impending crisis; he is meant to play the role of the bumbling villain. His response to the Cov19 virus so far fits that theory… Whatever happens in the coming months, never forget that the economic and geopolitical situation has been dire for years. The coronavirus, while a legitimate threat that must be taken seriously, is also highly beneficial to a select group of elites who now have perfect cover to move forward with an economic collapse that they have been planning for some time.”

My reply to Brandon Smith’s article, posted above:

Yes, we are certainly entering “Crunch Time” now. I think our effective responses to this will call on all our inner resources, not just in negotiating the material circumstances that will, in waves, become increasingly dire.

I will suggest that what approaches is not just a change in “The System.” I think this is the legendary “Paradigm Shift” that I saw was inevitable for us back in the early 70’s. As in the famous meme (mis-attributed to Einstein) that “We can’t solve our dilemmas from within the same context of thinking that created them,” we are rapidly approaching the end of being able to function within the normative liberal worldview that has dominated humanity since the reawakening of The Renaissance. This is typified by an overall frame of Materialism – the idea that everything can be explained as “caused” within a finite physical “creation.”

But what is emerging everywhere in the world now, with all of us who have peeked through the veil of this Cartesian Reality Set, is a new model of where we are emerging from in each moment, and how real change appears by allowing it to emerge from the living infinite nature we all share.

To cut to the chase, we have to see through and through the illusions of our egos, the highly hypnotic identification with the story of ourselves as beings separate from the rest of life. The psychopaths who think they run the temporal world are entirely trapped within this spell. And they’re at war with us, with common humanity. Our awakening can only be a threat to them, as shown by Brzezinski’s overt obsession with what he called the Global Political Awakening for the last years of his life.

Life is real, but it’s not what we generally assume it is. It is us. We are all in direct contact with each other, non-locally, in every instant. I think this will become common knowledge as this unfolds. “They” can try to shut down the Internet to keep us from working together. It will avail them nothing. Our ultimate success is assured regardless of what happens with physical circumstance. Stay true to your inner nature. It will support you.

The SKY NEWS article by Ms. Crawford is filled with misinformation – Idlib Fact-Check: SKY NEWS from the UK has got the facts wrong – by Steven Sahiounie – https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2020/02/25/idlib-fact-check-sky-news-from-the-uk-has-got-the-facts-wrong/ – “On February 21, 2020, Alex Crawford of SKY NEWS, a UK news media, filed an article concerning Idlib. She had traveled to Idlib, in northwest Syria illegally, without any Visa to enter Syria. She entered illegally across the Turkish border which is under the control of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jibhat al-Nusra, aka Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. This group is not an armed Syrian opposition or rebels; they are internationally recognized terrorists, deemed so by the UN, the US and the UK… The SKY NEWS article by Ms. Crawford is filled with misinformation… From the beginning of the article, we see a statement that seventy hospitals have been bombed in Idlib. However, when we check with information before the 2011 conflict, we find that Idlib province had only 1 large public hospital, providing free medical care to all, and three smaller private hospitals, making a total of four hospitals. While there are more than seventy hospitals in the entire country, there have never been seventy hospitals in a province the size of Idlib, which is an insignificant area known for olives and farmers. It does not have oil wells or other overtly industrial assets… The SKY NEWS article compares Idlib to Birmingham. Let us take the comparison further, wondering what would the UK government response be if a terrorist group was to occupy Birmingham and hold unarmed civilians as human shields, to be used as bargaining chips in negotiations? The likely response would be to call the skilled British Armed Forces, of the Counter-Terrorism units, who honed their skills on the battlefields of Afghanistan. If the UN Security Council met to demand to cease any attack on the terrorists in Birmingham, what would be the Prime Minister’s response?.. The article says many of the displaced civilians of Idlib are headed north to the Turkish occupied town of Afrin. This would indicate they made that choice based on following the Muslim Brotherhood, which is a global terrorist organization outlawed by Egypt, Syria, Russia, and others, but is the ruling political ideology of Erdogan and his AK party… The extremists in Idlib do not want to live in freedom, they prefer to live under Sharia, which is Islamic law, and that is what they are fighting for. Some experts call their ideology “Islamo-fascism” because they believe only their way is right.”

BETRAYAL: At Least 5 Mil Illegals Enter in 2019, Trump Looks Other Way – US Workers Sold Out to Big Agri (Audio + Transcript) – by Jazzhands McFeels & James Allsup – https://russia-insider.com/en/betrayal-least-5-mil-illegals-enter-2019-trump-looks-other-way-us-workers-sold-out-big-agri-audio – “There have been a lot of headlines lately trumpeting the fact that illegal border crossings from Mexico are way down over the past year. But this is not true. The team at the FTN podcast make a compelling argument, that, in fact, the number is alarmingly high… They bring up the following troubling facts: For starters, nobody really knows what percentage of illegal border crossers are apprehended by ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement). Best estimates by ICE suggest that they are able to intercept 1 out of every 10. But it could be more. It could be 1 in 15, or even 1 in 20. The US government, which spends literally $100s of billions spying on their own people, can’t be bothered to figure this one out, but we digress …”

From The-Truth-Is-Stranger-Than-Fiction Desk: The BEST NEWS re CΟRΟNΑ VΙrus you’ve heard all month! Kinda. (57 min) – by Dana Ashley – Comment: Very important research from Ms Ashley on this complicated set of topics.

For the Week of 2/17/20:

From the It’s-The-Russians-(As-Usual) Desk: Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill – by Maggie Miller – https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/484156-russian-interference-reports-rock-capitol-hill – ” ‘If Donald Trump perceives that Sen. Sanders is his best general election opponent, and the Russians according to what Sanders just said are attempting to help Sanders, that means that the president and the Russians are aligned in who they want the president’s opponent to be upcoming in the fall,’ Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Community and former presidential candidate, told MSNBC on Friday night.”

Trump Not Giving Up On “Military Options” For Maduro’s Ouster, Considers Naval Blockadehttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-not-giving-military-options-maduros-ouster-says-top-official – “Despite Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro emerging victorious after last year’s tumultuous events, which included a US assisted coup attempt by a faction of the military last Spring, out of which Washington also maintained a diplomatic fiction that opposition leader Juan Guaidó is actually the president, it appears the White House is still considering military options against Maduro… Bloomberg reports ‘President Donald Trump is frustrated that pressure is building too slowly on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and is still considering military options in the country, including a naval blockade, a senior administration official said.’ ”

SYRIA: Turkish-backed Militants Suffer Devastating loss in Idlibhttps://21stcenturywire.com/2020/02/22/syria-turkish-backed-militants-suffer-devastating-loss-in-idlib/ – “Based on photos released this week, it appears that over 100 jihadists and Turkish-backed militants were killed during this battle on Thursday, including two soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces… The photos, which have been shared on Twitter, show many of the dead jihadists and Turkish-backed militants that attempted to capture Nayrab from the Syrian Arab Army… The Syrian Arab News Agency released a video last night that showed the Russian Air Force’s devastating attack that stifled the militant advance… With such great losses in their ranks, the jihadist rebels and Turkish-backed militants were forced to abandon their offensive and withdraw west of Nayrab.”

From the Wake-Up-And-Smell-The-Technocracy Desk: U.S. Marines and Navy Prepare to Execute Pandemic Plan As Questions Resurface About Coronavirus Originhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/02/u-s-marines-and-navy-prepare-to-execute-pandemic-plan-as-questions-resurface-about-coronavirus-origin/ – “Responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China, where tens of thousands of citizens suspected of being infected with coronavirus (COVID-2019) have been detained and involuntarily taken to quarantine camps,1 on Feb. 1, 2020 an executive order was issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, directing the U.S. Northern Command to implement the DoD’s Global Campaign Plan for Pandemic and Infectious Diseases.2 On Feb. 12, 2020, orders were sent to the U.S. Marine Corps3 and Navy4 directing ‘geographic combatant commanders to execute their pandemic plans (Comment: WTF are these?) in response to the NCOV outbreak.’.. The U.S. Marine Corps directive told combat commanders to ‘review, update and validate existing disease containment plans and policies in order to implement procedures for response, isolation, quarantine, restriction of movement and community-based intervention’ and to ‘become familiar with authority to declare a public health emergency, restrict movement, quarantine and isolate [and[ coordinate with Federal, State, local, and military treatment facilities and public health emergency officials…’. The U.S. Navy directive stated, ‘DoD will continue to follow CDC guidance and comply with local public health authorities during this outbreak.’ ” – Comment: This is looking more and more like it’s being coordinated Globally.

INCREDIBLE (!!!) Video – Mission HumanFlight – Jetman Dubai Takeoff (4 min):

Court Refuses to Pay Houston Flood Victims After Gov’t Released Dams and Flooded Their Homeshttps://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/court-refuses-to-pay-flood-victims-after-govt-released-dams-and-flooded-their-homes.html – “A federal judge dismissed the claims of Houston residents seeking to hold the government liable for flooding their homes with Hurricane Harvey storm water released from two dams, finding there is no constitutional right to perfect flood control… U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Loren Smith’s Tuesday order came the same day the Weatherwise magazine published a study naming Hurricane Harvey the most extreme storm of the 2010s, responsible for $108 billion in property damage and 82 deaths… The storm created a no-win situation for the Army Corps of Engineers as Harvey runoff pooled behind two earthen dams 20 miles west of downtown Houston and flooded dozens of upstream homes and businesses… The Corps of Engineers decided to open the floodgates full bore, something the agency had never done since building the dams in the 1940s to control the flow of Buffalo Bayou, which increased the normal 2,000 cubic feet per second rate of release from the dams to 13,000… The release flooded homes along the bayou that had never flooded before and thousands of downstream homeowners brought a class action against the government, claiming it had to compensate them for storing water on their property under the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause.” – Comment: There is Massive evidence that “Hurricane Harvey” was an artificial event, deliberately created by the Secret Government Weather Masters, whose weather control agenda is so well documented in the work of researcher and author Peter Kirby.

Photos From Final Liberation of Aleppo Demonstrates How MSM Narrative Was False All Along – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/photos-from-final-liberation-of-aleppo-demonstrates-how-msm-narrative-was-false-all-along.html – “Hello Western media!.. Why aren’t you showing us these beautiful scenes of Syrians jubilantly celebrating the full liberation of #Aleppo from the clutches of Al-Qaeda, marking an end to 8 years of relentless terrorist shelling of their homes, schools and hospitals?#Syria pic.twitter.com/moct2ulump — Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) February 17, 2020… Syrian soldier meets his mother for first time since six years after the Syrian army liberated his village in Aleppo countryside pic.twitter.com/JcZ215A3sE — Yusha Yuseef (@MIG29_) February 18, 2020… Shortly after the liberation, President Assad gave a speech congratulating the Syrian people and the Syrian military on the victory and promising more victories to come as the Syrian government seeks to make good on its promise to “liberate every inch of Syria.”.. In conclusion, Assad saluted: ‘…our brothers, friends, and allies who stood shoulder to shoulder with the army on the ground and were guardian eagles in the sky, their blood intermingling with the blood of our army that was spilled in Aleppo, Aleppo the faithful to its homeland and history, which will never forget the blood of those who made sacrifices for it, and which will return as it was and stronger… Our beloved people in Aleppo, I congratulate you on the victory of your will, the will by which we will wage the greater battle: the battle to build Aleppo. By the will of all the Syrian people we will build Syria, and we will continue liberation, God willing.’ ”

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes – by Rebecca Beitsch – https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/483754-trump-order-redirects-california-water-supply-after-reversal-from – “President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south… The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish — a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump… Trump said the changes to the ‘outdated scientific research and biological opinions’ would now help direct ‘as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers.’.. The state is expected to fight the order… ‘California won’t allow the Trump Administration to destroy and deplete our natural resources,’ California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said in a statement after the speech. ‘We’re prepared to challenge the Trump Administration’s harmful attack on our state’s critical ecosystems and environment.’ ” (emphasis added)Comment: The “Red” Blues in Sacramento are ready to Go-To-The-Mats to continue their oppression of the people of California.

and, From the Speaking-Of-Psychopaths Desk: Michael Bloomberg has Radical Left Agents in 10 AG Offices – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2020/02/20/michael-bloomberg-has-radical-left-agents-in-10-ag-offices/ – “As reported by Fox News, Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of 10 climate change lawyers who work in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general… This unique arrangement began in 2017 when Bloomberg’s non-profit donated $5.6 million to create an environmental center at the New York School of Law… The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center hires mid-career lawyers as “research fellows” and then sends them to work for state attorneys general… ‘Under terms of the arrangement, the fellows work solely to advance progressive environmental policy at a time when Democratic state AGs have investigated and sued ExxonMobil and other energy companies over alleged damages due to climate change.’.. In other words, these “fellows” promote state legal action to advance Bloomberg’s views, primarily climate change lawsuits and regulatory actions. They are obligated to report their activities back to NYU, but are asked to keep their reports private.”

Justice for Medical Kidnapping! Philadelphia Judge Confesses to Illegally Jailing Parents – by Brian Shilhavy and Samantha Melamed – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/justice-for-medical-kidnapping-philadelphia-judge-confesses-to-illegally-jailing-parents/ – “Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Lyris Younge, who had been fighting a complaint charging her with 10 counts of judicial misconduct over 18 months in Family Court, has admitted to the allegations in a filing with the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline… With that admission, made public late Tuesday, Younge, 53, will avoid a trial that had been set for Wednesday on claims that she had failed to be impartial, demonstrated an improper judicial demeanor, denied parties their right to be heard in court, and caused “inordinate” delays in cases involving young children that were supposed to be fast-tracked… As a judge in Family Court, Younge on several occasions prevented parents from speaking in court proceedings about the removal of their children from their care, The Inquirer reported. One mother described being handcuffed in the courthouse while her kids were taken away. She would not regain custody of the children for eight months, until after Younge was removed from her courtroom… In another case, a mother became ill during proceedings and stepped out of the courtroom. Younge barred her from reentering and, while she was absent, terminated her parental rights.”

Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk – by Rupert Steiner – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mastercard-is-pioneering-new-payment-technology-that-identifies-commuters-by-the-way-they-walk-2020-02-14 – “Mastercard MA, +0.97% is working with transport firms to develop a new system that would authenticate passengers by their gait… The payment provider told MarketWatch that everyone has a unique walk, and it is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future… Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard, told MarketWatch in an interview: “We are working with transport organizations where your face or gait will authenticate you… ‘The way you hold your phone, which ear you use, and how your fingers touch the buttons are all unique to you. We have been testing heartbeat, vein technology, and the way people walk to authenticate people.’ ” (emphasis added)

WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants To Stop Spread of Coronavirus “Misinformation” – Despite the fact that some things labeled “misinformation” turned out to be true – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://summit.news/2020/02/17/who-holds-secret-talks-with-tech-giants-to-stop-spread-of-coronavirus-misinformation/ – “The meeting was organized by the WHO but hosted by Facebook at its Menlo Park campus in California. Attendees included representatives from Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon, Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox… According to the WHO’s Andy Pattison, an “infodemic” of misinformation has accompanied the coronavirus outbreak and big tech giants need to respond by censoring “fake news” content… Both Facebook and Twitter already announced that they would remove content deemed to be misinformation regarding the virus, a dangerous new lurch to mass censorship given that what is considered “misinformation” is totally subjective and beholden to partisan bias… Two clear examples of “misinformation” surrounding the coronavirus subsequently turned out to be true.” Comment: “The New World Order is coming into view.” -George HW Bush

Coronavirus: Who is Controlling the Information? Are Potential Government Actions More Dangerous than the Actual Virus?https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/coronavirus-who-is-controlling-the-information-are-potential-government-actions-more-dangerous-than-the-actual-virus/Sharyl Attkisson is an Emmy Award winning independent news reporter who just recently recorded a podcast titled: Coronavirus: Who is controlling the information?.. Did you know, for example, that the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with Google, the one single company who controls the bulk of the flow of information around the world, to make sure search results for the coronavirus are controlled to deliver the message they want the public to receive?.. Here at Health Impact News, for example, we have had Facebook mark some of our articles as “Fake News” regarding the coronavirus, because we were publishing alternative health solutions, and not pharmaceutical ones… One of those articles had to do with Vitamin C therapy, published by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, and shortly after Facebook marked this article as “Fake News,” it was announced publicly that hospitals in China had started clinical trials on Vitamin C therapy to treat the coronavirus, information mainly suppressed by the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media… Listen to Sharyl Attkisson’s podcast below.”

Situation In Idlib Is Result Of Turkish Violations Of Sochi Agreements: Moscowhttps://southfront.org/situation-in-idlib-is-result-of-turkish-violations-of-sochi-agreements-moscow/ – “Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov defended the Syrian Arab Army’s operation in Idlib, and fight against Turkish and Turkish-backed troops as a response to gross violations in the Idlib agreements… ‘These actions of the Syrian armed forces are a response to the grossest violations of the Idlib agreements,’ Lavrov said. ‘At the same time, contrary to some estimates, I emphasize that the Syrian troops are pushing the militants and terrorists not to foreign territories, but to their own, thereby restoring control of the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic over their lands,’ said the Russian Foreign Minister… Earlier, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Turkey has not fulfilled a number of key obligations on Idlib. The opposite opinion, in turn, was made by the vice president of Turkey Fuat Oktay, saying that it was Russia, who wasn’t fulfilling its obligations… The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the situation, noted that Moscow will continue to use contacts with Ankara to stop the escalation of tension in Idlib: ‘We were satisfied with the agreements that were reached more than a year ago in Sochi, and this was mutual satisfaction, and we absolutely ceased to be satisfied after the offensive actions of militants and terrorist groups against the Syrian Armed Forces and the Russian military began from the territory of Idlib objects. That’s where our satisfaction ended,’ said the presidential spokesman.” (underlined emphses added) – Comment: Trump’s apparent support for Erdogan’s saber-rattling in Idlib (covered in article) seems quite concerning.

Operation In Idlib Is ‘Matter Of Time’. Turkey Is Not Satisfied By Talks With Russia: Erdoganhttps://southfront.org/operation-in-idlib-is-matter-of-time-turkey-is-not-satisfied-by-talks-with-russia-erdogan/ – “The Turkish military operation in Idlib, northwestern Syria, is just “a matter of time,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on February 19… ‘As with all [previous] operations, we say ‘we could suddenly come one night.’ In other words, an Idlib operation is a matter of time,’ Erdogan claimed…’Turkey has made all preparations to carry out its own operation plans in Idlib.‘.. The Turkish president further claimed that his country is not satisfied with the outcome of talks with Russia on the situation in Idlib…’Although the meetings will continue, it is a reality that we were very far from what we want,’ Erdogan said.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: Obviously, the Russians are not cosigning Erdogan’s plans to further invade Syria. What I wonder is whether the Atlanticist War Hawks in Washington are pushing Erdogan to do (another) something extremely stupid.

Militants In Northeastern Syria Are Being Armed By U.S.: Russian Reconciliation Centerhttps://southfront.org/militants-in-northeastern-syria-are-being-armed-by-u-s-russian-reconciliation-center/ – “This was announced by the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria in Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, cited by TASS… ‘The US command in the region is intensively saturating the territory east of the Euphrates river with weapons and ammunition. Since the beginning of 2020, 13 military convoys have arrived from Iraq to Syria, which included over 80 armored vehicles and more than 300 trucks loaded with various types of weapons, ammunition and materiel’, Rear Adm. Oleg Zhuravlev said in a daily briefing… According to Zhuravlev, against the backdrop of a difficult humanitarian situation and settlements being constantly shelled by militants, as a result of which civilians are injured and killed, the civilian population in northeastern Syria has to flee their homes and move to territory controlled by the Syrian government… ‘About 23 thousand Syrians, most of whom are families with old people and children, have passed through the al-Salihiya checkpoint near the city of Deir ez-Zor since the beginning of 2020,’ said the head of the Center for Reconciliation.”

US Sanctions Rosneft For Doing Business With Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/us-sanctions-rosneft-for-doing-business-with-venezuela/ – “On February 18th, the US sanctioned Russian oil company Rosneft for doing business with Venezuela’s government under President Nicholas Maduro… A senior administration official said that the designation of Rosneft Trading S.A., a subsidiary of the Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company, was ‘another major step forward toward achieving maximum pressure.’.. The sanctions also target Rosneft’s chairman and president, Didier Casimiro, whom an official described as ‘the main European intermediary to help [Venezuelan President Nicolás] Maduro skirt sanctions.’.. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, ‘As the primary broker of global deals for the sale and transport of Venezuela’s crude oil, Rosneft Trading has propped up the dictatorial Maduro, enabling his repression of the Venezuelan people.’

US Engaged In “Shameless, Impudent Pillage Of Wealth” In Syria: Russia – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-engaged-shameless-impudent-pillage-wealth-syria-russia – “Western mainstream media is once again putting Idlib at the center of their coverage, with emotive and hugely exaggerated headlines like ‘Bombed as they flee: A million Syrians try to escape Assad’s onslaught’ however with no mention that a US designated terrorist organization, al-Qaeda’s Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, has for years brutally held Idlib territory, suppressing the civilian population… With the Syrian Army and its Russian allied force now again feeling US pressure over the ongoing offensive, the Kremlin has hit back, slamming the US for its occupation and resource plunder of Syria… Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu while on a state visit to Rome on Tuesday charged American forces with a “shameless, impudent pillage of the wealth,” according to Russian state sources… “The oil fields… are controlled by the US. There’s shameless, impudent pillage of the wealth that belongs to Syria and the Syrian people taking place, Shoigu said… He pointed out that this resource theft combined with an extreme US sanctions regimen is creating horrific conditions among the civilian populace facing freezing winter temperatures. ‘Most of the people, who are now suffering in Syria, are in need of heat, hot water and electricity, which — as we understand it — come from hydrocarbons that are forbidden to be supplied there,’ the minister said further.”

REVEALED: The British government’s covert propaganda campaign in Syria – Documents obtained by MEE reveal how British contractors recruited Syrian citizen journalists – often without their knowledge – to promote ‘moderate opposition’ – by Ian Cobain, Alice Ross – https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/revealed-british-government-covert-propaganda-campaign-syria – “The British government covertly established a network of citizen journalists across Syria during the early years of the country’s civil war in an attempt to shape perceptions of the conflict, frequently recruiting people who were unaware that they were being directed from London… A number of leaked documents seen by Middle East Eye show how the propaganda initiative began in 2012 and gathered pace the following year, shortly after the UK parliament refused to authorise British military action in Syria… The papers also make clear that those people who were recruited were often unaware that they were part of a British propaganda initiative… Some of those who were recruited have defended their involvement, however, saying that they were reliant on western support in their efforts to counter pro-government reporting in Syrian state media, and in Iranian and Russian-backed media… At a time when the last opposition-held enclave in Idlib province is under assault by pro-government forces, they questioned whether western countries could have contributed more material support to moderate rebels… Some Syrian journalists complained that western support for their work was decreasing even as it was most needed, after Russia’s entry into the war in 2015 tipped the balance in favour of President Bashar al-Assad.”

https://twitter.com/ShehabiFares/status/1230183998434967552 – “When al-Qaeda swept through #Idlib in 2015 forcing 1M civilians to flee and putting 2M more under terror rule no one in the West said a word..! Now that the Syrian army is destroying al-Qaeda and freeing Idlib everyone went crazy..!” (emphasis added)

New Stats Reveal Nearly Half of All Criminals in Paris Ghettos Have Migrant Background – Burglaries and violent robberies also see significant spike. – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://summit.news/2020/02/19/new-stats-reveal-nearly-half-of-all-criminals-in-paris-ghettos-have-migrant-background/ – “French newspaper Le Figaro reports that in certain departments, the number of foreign-born criminals is as high as 47.6 per cent… Figures from the National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) reveal that crimes carried out by unaccompanied youth increased by 22.7 per cent… Pickpocketing offenses committed by younger migrants have risen from 15.8 per cent in 2016 to 31.7 percent in 2019… Burglaries in Paris carried out by young migrants rose from 2.1 per cent in 2016 to 13.1 per cent in 2019, while foreign youth involvement in violent robberies also surged from 4.8 per cent in 2016 to 16.6 percent in 3019… In a related story, the ONDRP also revealed that 120 knife attacks occur in France on an average day, with 44,000 victims of knife crime each year.”

Pentagon Believes Russia, Turkey ‘Very Close’ to ‘More Extensive Conflict’ In Syria’s Idlibhttps://sputniknews.com/world/202002191078353879-us-sees-russia-turkey-very-close-to-more-extensive-conflict-in-syrias-idlib–pentagon/ – “The United States believes that Russia and Turkey are “very close” to a more extensive conflict in Syria’s Idlib and hopes that they will be able to avoid it, Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on Wednesday: ‘We are seeing the Russians and the Turks have come very close to having more extensive conflict in the area. We are hopeful they will find a solution to avoid that’, Hoffman said at a press briefing… He called on the international community to put extra pressure on the Syrian authorities to make them halt their offensive on Idlib. Hoffman refused to say whether the US is in contact with the parties concerned on the matter.”

Many People in NATO Countries Say ‘No’ to Supporting a NATO Ally in a Military Conflict with Russia – Only in five countries — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Lithuania — did more people (a majority in each case) support such military intervention than reject it. – by Adam Dick – https://theduran.com/many-people-in-nato-countries-say-no-to-supporting-a-nato-ally-in-a-military-conflict-with-russia/ – “These poll results indicate that serious thought should be given to disbanding NATO, an organization with a primary objective that appears to be at odds with public opinion in many NATO countries… When asked if their respective countries’ governments should use military force to defend a NATO ally country neighboring Russia with which “Russia got into a serious military conflict,” people living in the 16 NATO countries tended to answer in the negative. “No” was the answer for the majority of polled individuals in eight countries — France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Turkey. In three more NATO countries — the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland — a plurality rejected military intervention.”

George Soros Demands Facebook Dumps Zuckerberg: ‘He’s Helping Trump Get Reelected’ – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10358-george-soros-demands-facebook-dumps-zuckerberg-he-s-helping-trump-get-reelected- – “Liberal billionaire George Soros has demanded that Facebook removes founder Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the company, claiming that the social media boss has struck a deal with President Donald Trump to help him “get reelected.”.. Without providing a shred of evidence, globalist Soros claims President Trump and Zuckerberg have agreed to a “mutual assistance arrangement.” Soros made the allegations in a scathing letter to Financial Times… The far-left financier argues that both Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg should be removed from their leadership roles at Facebook, partly due to the company’s refusal to block political campaign ads.”

The Fed’s “Repo” Bailout: Has a Big Bank Already Kicked the Bucket? – by Mike Whitney – https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-feds-repo-bailout-has-a-big-bank-already-kicked-the-bucket/ – ” ‘Neither the public nor Congress have any proof that these repo loans are being unwound. One or more of the 24 trading houses on Wall Street (primary dealers), that are authorized by the New York Fed to borrow from its money spigot at super cheap interest rates, could simply be rolling over the same loans or using term money to pay off one loan while taking out another loan… There is a mountain of evidence to suggest that this is exactly what is going on.” (Are the Fed’s repo loans being repaid by Wall Street’s trading houses or just rolled over and over, Wall Street on Parade).”

STILL No White Deaths from Coronavirus – Why Won’t the Media Talk About This? – “When it comes to “race” (the Chinese Government) is honest to a degree that should Americans public officials and journalists blush. And China’s honesty only confirms that this is not a virus from which white people die.” – “If we want to avoid future suffering, panic and and death—whether due to viruses or whatever else—we must be like the Chinese, able to talk frankly about race.” – by Lance Welton – https://russia-insider.com/en/still-no-white-deaths-coronavirus-why-wont-media-talk-about/ri28302 – “Except, of course, as I have been saying for weeks, the disease apparently does indeed discriminate by race. There are long-recognized race differences in the susceptibility to flu-like viruses, which is why the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic was far more devastating to Native Americans and Maoris than it was to whites (although Spanish flu, unlike Coronavirus so far, did kill a lot of other races). And certain kinds of flu seem to be more deadly to East Asians than they are to whites… This is why, as I—alone, it seems – have been pointing out that the 2003 SARS outbreak, about which there was a similar panic, apparently ended up killing only, or at least primarily, East Asians… I suspect the authorities actually do know the Coronavirus discriminates by race.”

Turkey support for Idlib terrorists boomerangs on Erdogan – by Jim W. Dean – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/02/18/turkey-support-for-idlib-terrorists-boomerangs-on-erdogan/#comment-766362 – “We have an unconfirmed report late afternoon that a coup is eminent in Turkey, with many suspects for putting out false alarms, so we have pinged our sources to keep us informed. Erdogan has huge resources to put down riots, and has a history of making mass arrests to sap the manpower for a coup… Jim W. Dean ]… Turkey has made the necessary military preparations in northwestern Syria and told Russian counterparts it was determined to push Bashar al-Assad regime to previous boundaries, spokesman of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said on Tuesday… Omer Celik said Turkey completed necessary military preparations in Syria and it would take necessary steps if the Syrian regime did not withdraw to the previous borderline set by de-escalation deal… Celik underlined that Russia, an ally of the Syrian regime, was “clearly” informed about Turkey’s stance in the region. (Comment: If this is true, why are Russian forces now escorting the unfortunate troops from the Turkish “Observation Posts” out of the territory now controlled by the Syrian Arab Army?)But regime forces, its allies, and militias loyal to it continue to violate the cease-fire… So far this month, artillery fire by regime troops has martyred 12 Turkish military personnel and one civilian contractor.” – Comment: So, even according to Jim Dean at VT, the Syrian government must be called “The Regime,” and young Turkish men are “martyred” while Erdogan’s pet Takfiri salafist head-chopper simply “neutralize” young Syrians.

Kiev Forces Cry Foul About Russian Agression After Own Failed Attack In Eastern Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/kiev-forces-cry-foul-about-russian-agression-after-own-failed-attack-in-eastern-ukraine/ – “On February 18th, an escalation took place between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Luhansk People’s Republic militia in the area near Zolote… Zolote is the position where a separation of forces took place on October 29th, 2019, but it apparently is proving ineffective… According to official information, one Ukrainian serviceman died and four others were wounded… As a result there are two contrasting positions regarding what actually transpired, that of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and that of Kiev… According to the LPR, the armed forces of Ukraine made another attempt to destabilize the situation along the contact line… Early in the morning of February 18th, a Ukrainian sabotage group of 10 people advanced in the direction of LPR positions in the area of ​​Golubovsky… There are is also a video of the clashes…”
Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America – by Juan Cole – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/netanyahu-boasts-he-destroyed-free-speech-in-america/ – “Anti-boycott laws of the Old South were used against Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists in the civil rights movement to keep African Americans subordinate and segregated. The right to boycott establishments over civil rights was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1982 in NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware…’It was also not for nothing that the American administration has taken this step together with us. In recent years, we have promoted laws in most US states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel.’ — “Bibi,” Acting PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) February 12, 2020

Twitter Locks WikiLeaks’ Account Days Before Assange’s Extradition Hearing Begins – “All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful.” – by Aaron Kesel – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/02/twitter-locks-wikileaks-account-days-before-assanges-extradition-hearing-begins.html – “The Twitter account belonging to WikiLeaks and brandishing a total of 5.4 million followers has been locked ahead of its former editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, according to Kristinn Hrafnsson the current editor-in-chief of the transparency organization… Previously, Assange’s personal Twitter account (which was then turned into the AssangeDefense account) was deleted, undeleted, and finally suspended. Caitlin Johnstone also notes that bias was clear from the start with Twitter’s refusal to verify Assange… Twitter users are now once again attempting to overwhelm Twitter support with requests to reinstate and unlock the WikiLeaks Twitter account. With just a week left until Assange’s first extradition hearing, the timing is certainly suspicious.”

Must Watch Video: Michael Pento – Upcoming Economic Data Rancid Beyond Belief (32 min) – Interviewed by Greg Hunter – Michael Pento delves into the implications and potential downside of the “Covid-19” pandemic in China in the context of financial markets.

Assad Congratulates Syrian Army With Victory In Western Aleppo, Vows To Continue Fighting Terrorismhttps://southfront.org/assad-congratulates-syrian-army-with-victory-in-western-aleppo-vows-to-continue-fighting-terrorism/ – “President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that Aleppo gained the victory and Syria as well, adding that the Syrian army will never hesitate to carry out its national duties… President al-Assad added in a televised speech on the occasion of the latest liberation wars that the Battle of liberating Aleppo and Idleb countryside is continuous regardless of some sound empty bubbles coming from the north… President al-Assad began the speech by saluting the people of Aleppo for their steadfastness, faith, bravery, and sacrifices.”

New Illinois Bill Would Require 6th Graders in Public, Private, and Religious Schools to Get the Gardasil HPV Vaccinehttps://healthimpactnews.com/2020/new-illinois-bill-would-require-6th-graders-in-public-private-and-religious-schools-to-get-the-gardasil-hpv-vaccine/ – “The bill was filed by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, on Feb. 11… HB 4870 amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act… A synopsis for the bill states, ‘the Department of Public Health shall adopt a rule requiring students, upon entering the sixth grade of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and requiring confirmation that the student has completed the series of HPV vaccinations upon entering the ninth grade of any public, private, or parochial school. Provides that the Department shall adopt the rule in time to allow students to receive the vaccination before the start of the school year beginning in 2022. Effective January 1, 2021.’ – Comment: This highly dangerous vaccine, which apparently increases the incidence of cervical cancers in its victims, is being require for both girls and boys. (shaking head)

Virginia Senate Shuts Down Democrats’ Bill to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ Moderate Dems break with party to reject anti-Second Amendment gun control bill – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10345-virginia-senate-shuts-down-democrats-bill-to-ban-assault-weapons- – “While Democrats hold a narrow majority in Virginia’s senate, four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in opposition to the controversial gun bill, according to the Associated Press… Last week lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of the bill before passing it on to the state Senate… On Monday, Senators voted to put off the issue for 2020 and instead defer to Virginia’s State Crime Commission to further study the issue. The vote on Monday reportedly drew cheers from gun rights activists who packed a Senate committee room to watch the vote.”

For the Week of 2/10/20:

Is Political Change Coming To China? – by Yuen Yuen Ang – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/political-change-coming-china – “In a recent commentary, Kevin Rudd, a former Australian prime minister who is now president of the Asia Society, argued that “the crisis, once resolved, will not change how China is governed in the future.” But that prognosis is too optimistic. Indeed, cracks are already appearing in Xi’s supreme leadership. For example, at the peak of the public outrage over the government’s initial cover-up of the outbreak, Xi disappeared from public view. After his meeting with the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on January 28, he didn’t resurface until his state meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 5. For a leader who normally dominates China’s news cycle every day, Xi’s absence amid a national panic was conspicuous, and led some Chinese observers to speculate that his grip on power may be in peril.”

Sanders (Campaign) tells New York Times he would consider a preemptive strike against Iran or North Korea – by Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey – https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/14/sand-f14.html – “The answers provided by Sanders’ campaign to a foreign policy survey of the Democratic presidential candidates published this month by the Times provide a very different picture of the attitude of the self-styled “democratic socialist” to American imperialism and war. In the course of the survey, the Sanders campaign is at pains to reassure the military/intelligence establishment and the financial elite of the senator’s loyalty to US imperialism and his readiness to deploy its military machine… Perhaps most significant and chilling is the response to the third question in the Times’ survey: Question: Would you consider military force to pre-empt an Iranian or North Korean nuclear or missile test? – Answer: Yes.” (emphasis added)

NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions on Cyber Center with Controversial Ties to Israeli Intelligence – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/cybernyc-taxpayers-millions-cyber-center-israel-ties-intelligence/264984/ – “Early last week, the city of New York launched — with little media scrutiny — one of two new massive cybersecurity centers that will be run by private Israeli firms with close ties to Israel’s government, the so-called “Mega Group” tied to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and prominent pro-Israel lobby organizations operating in the United States. The centers were first announced in 2018 as was the identity of the firms who would run them: Israel-based Jerusalem Venture Partners and SOSA… As MintPress has reported on several occasions, all three of these entities have a history of aggressively spying on the U.S. federal government and/or blackmailing top American politicians, raising concerns regarding why these companies were chosen to run the new centers in the heart of Manhattan. The news also comes as Israeli cybersecurity companies tied to Israeli military intelligence Unit 8200 were revealed to have access to the U.S. government’s most classified systems and simulating the cancellation of the upcoming 2020 presidential election.”

“I Was Knocking On Hell’s Door”: 21-Year-Old Student Recounts ‘Nightmare’ Of Contracting Virus In Wuhan – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/i-thought-i-was-knocking-hells-door-21-year-old-student-recounts-nightmare-contracting – “Eventually, Ye returned to the hospital for a third visit after his temperature returned to 39 degrees Celsius (roughly 102 degrees Fahrenheit). Doctors quickly put him on an IV drop and prescribed Kaletra, a combo retroviral used to treat HIV… By the end of the day, his temperature was reduced to 37 degrees Celsius, extremely close to normal… When he finally received one of the rare test kits on Jan. 29, six days after his condition started to worsen, which confirmed he had the virus. Nine days later, on Feb. 7, tests confirmed he was negative, but doctors were still apprehensive: Some patients who had finally tested negative had slipped into critical distress, and Ye was moved to another quarantine… He was finally allowed to go home on Feb. 12, ending a three-week illness Odyssey. Now, he says he’s grateful to have survived, even as Wuhan remains under a total lockdown that has led to serious shortages of food products and other essentials.”

The Geopolitical Deployment of Biological Weapons, Part II – by Larry Romanoff – https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-geopolitical-deployment-of-biological-weapons/5703005 – “It should be apparent that the launching of bio-warfare, as with conventional warfare, is considerably eased by locating military bases, offensive weapons and delivery systems as physically close as possible to one’s potential enemies. This is one reason the US has established its nearly 1,000 foreign military bases – to ensure the capability of putting an enemy under attack within 30 minutes anywhere in the world. Clearly, the same strategy applies to biological warfare, the US military having created scores of these labs euphemistically defined as “health-security infrastructure” in foreign countries… It is frightening to learn that many of these foreign bio-installations are classified as so “Top-Secret” they are outside the knowledge and control of even the local governments in the nations where they are built. It is also frightening to learn that the Ebola outbreaks all occurred in close proximity to several of these well-known (and top-secret) US bio-weapons labs in Africa.” – Note: An extensive cataloguing of hideous and heinous bio-warfare experimentation and attacks by what is know as “the U.S. Government.”

Trump & Erdogan Discuss Ending “Unacceptable” Syrian Offensive To Take Back Idlib – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-erdogan-discuss-ending-unacceptable-syrian-offensive-take-back-idlib – “On Saturday President Trump held a much anticipated and crucial phone call with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan at a moment tensions are soaring over Idlib, and after a week of direct confrontations between the Syrian and Turkish armies left scores dead and wounded on either side… Turkey’s foreign minister said the two leaders discussed the unfolding crises in Syria and Libya both places where Turkey is controversially intervening militarily as well as the White House’s peace plan for the Israel-Palestine conflict, which Erdogan in no uncertain terms has rejected. And though few details were given, the two reportedly agreed for the resumption of US-Turkey trade talks… As expected the two condemned the Syrian Army advance into Idlib, calling the military offensive with Russian support “unacceptable”. This after last week the US dispatched special envoy for the region James Jeffrey to Ankara, where the diplomat verbalized full support to “our NATO ally Turkey”… ‘Stressing that the regime’s most recent attacks are unacceptable, the president and Trump exchanged views on ways to end the crisis in Idlib without further delay,’ the Turkish presidency said in a statement.”

The end of the shelling of the civilians of Aleppo?Syrian Army Sweeps Through Northern, Northwestern Aleppo As Militant Positions Collapsehttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-sweeps-through-northern-northwestern-aleppo-as-militant-positions-collapse/ – “On February 16, the remaining positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions in northern and northwestern Aleppo began to collapse following a new push by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)… Earlier today, HTS and its allies launched a large-scale counter-attack against the SAA in western Aleppo in a last ditch effort to hold onto the region. However, the attack was repelled with the militants sustaining catastrophic losses.”

Judicial Watch Uncovers NIH Fetal Organ Purchases For ‘Humanized Mice’ Testing – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/judicial-watch-uncovers-nih-abortion-chop-shop-humanized-mice-testing – “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) paid nearly $20,000 to a California-based firm to purchase organs from aborted human fetuses for a program to create “humanized mice” for HIV research, according to Judicial Watch… The discovery was made after the conservative watchdog group received 676 pages of records as part of a March 2019 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which revealed that NIH paid at least $18,100 between December 2016 and August 2018 to Alameda-based Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for at least 26 purchases of livers and thymuses from fetuses aborted in their second trimester. The orders were placed by Dr. Kim Hasenkrug, senior investigator at the NIH lab in Hamilton, Montana… Of note, ABR has been the subject of criminal referrals from House and Senate committees investigating whether Planned Parenthood or any other group was illegally profiting from aborted babies.”

Smoking Gun? Chinese Scientist Finds “Killer Coronavirus Probably Originated From A Laboratory In Wuhan” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/smoking-gun-chinese-scientist-finds-killer-coronavirus-probably-originated-laboratory-wuhan – “Indeed, just today, the FT reported that Trevor Bedford, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, “rubbished stories circulating on social media that Covid-19 was created at Wuhan Institute of Virology or elsewhere in China.” Bedford is of course entitled to his opinion, which was only reinforced by the lack of any dissenting views from the scientific community, especially in “ground zero”, China… That has now changed, however, with what may be a “smoking gun” report, first noted by Harvard to the big house, from a scientist at the prestigious South China University of Technology in Guangzhou China. A pre-print published by Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao, titled “The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus” whose abstract is the following: ‘The 2019-nCoV has caused an epidemic of 28,060 laboratory-confirmed infections in human including 564 deaths in China by February 6, 2020. Two descriptions of the virus published on Nature this week indicated that the genome sequences from patients were almost identical to the Bat CoV ZC45 coronavirus. It was critical to study where the pathogen came from and how it passed onto human. An article published on The Lancet reported that 27 of 41 infected patients were found to have contact with the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan. We noted two laboratories conducting research on bat coronavirus in Wuhan, one of which was only 280 meters from the seafood market. We briefly examined the histories of the laboratories and proposed that the coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory.‘ ”

‘It’s Coming’: CDC Director Warns Coronavirus To Become Widespread Throughout United States, ‘Probably Beyond 2020’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/its-coming-cdc-director-warns-coronavirus-become-widespread-throughout-united-states – “”We don’t know a lot about this virus,” Redfield told CNN‘s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. ‘This virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get community-based transmission.’.. ‘Right now we’re in an aggressive containment mode,’ said Redfield… As of Thursday, 15 cases have been confirmed in seven states; eight in California, two in Illinois and one in Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Texas, according to CNN.”

Shocking Video Shows People On The Street Being Rounded Up As Wuhan Begins ‘Wartime’ Measures – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/shocking-video-shows-people-street-being-rounded-wuhan-begins-wartime-measures – “Ying Yong, known across China for his success as governor of Shanghai, has just been installed as the top Communist Party official in Hubei Province. With the party investing so much in his performance, it’s understandable that he’s resorting to even more extreme measures to try and wait the virus out in Wuhan, the city of 11 million where it all began… One of the most fascinating aspects of the coronavirus outbreak is the steady stream of video clips that are seemingly smuggled out of China, but really they’re displayed on American social media through a kind of Internet osmosis: Westerners who use Chinese social media like Weibo sometimes search for and copy the content before it can be deleted by Chinese censors, giving foreigners an unvarinished glimpse into the horrors of the outbreak and China’s draconian response.”

Why Turkey’s Position in Syria is Increasingly Problematic – with Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire (6 min)Great interview with Patrick

“Who Could Have Seen This Coming?” – by Sven Henrich – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/who-could-have-seen-coming“ ‘This will eventually end badly. I have never in my career seen anything as crazy as what’s going on right now… In the markets today, yields are low, spreads are tight, and risk assets are priced to perfection, but everywhere you look there are red flags… We are either moving into a completely new paradigm, or the speculative energy in the market is incredibly out of control. I think it is the latter. I have said before that we have entered the silly season, but I stand corrected,’ Minerd said at the end of his letter. ‘We are in the ludicrous season.’ ” -Guggenheim Partners Global CIO Scott Minerd (Just a sample of the apocalyptic thinking in this article…)

The government’s eco-edict that all new cars be electric in 15 years is doomed to backfire – because old bangers can be greener – by John Naish – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-7968085/Eco-edict-new-cars-electric-15-years-doomed-backfire-says-JOHN-NAISH.html – “The government’s attempt to meet its near-zero carbon target by bringing forward by five years its ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars is well‑intentioned. Yet it is doomed to backfire as badly as a Model T Ford… We all know well from the great diesel debacle what happens when politicians grab the steering wheel on eco policy… Now we are experiencing the great electric car push — and that is set to be still more of a shocker, both for people and the planet. At a local level, we require massive amounts of new infrastructure to be built to support electric cars… We will need at least 25 million new roadside charging points — the equivalent of installing 4,000 new ones a day, starting yesterday — with roads and pavements having to be ripped up in the process which will, of course, create plumes of emissions… And where on earth will the electricity needed come from?.. More than a third of Britons commute by car. Imagine, in 2035 and beyond, each of those motorists arriving home at night and hurriedly plugging in their vehicles at around the same time… Malcolm McCulloch, head of Oxford University’s Energy and Power group, has warned that the National Grid will need another 20 gigawatts of generating capacity — double the amount currently generated by all the UK’s nuclear power stations — to cope… The Engineer magazine says that charging an electric car at home with a medium-speed charger is like ‘leaving the electric shower on all night. If just a few people in a street decided to do that, it’d blow the local distribution fuse.’.. Indeed, the whole system may fail.”

Merck’s Vaccine Division President Julie Gerberding Sells $9.1 Million in Shares—Is She Jumping Ship? – by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/mercks-vaccine-division-president-julie-gerberding-sells-9-1-million-in-shares-is-she-jumping-ship/ – “Last month, Cancer Research UK announced an alarming 54% rise in cervical cancer among 24-29-year-olds, the first generation to receive the HPV jabs. The following day, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine published a withering critique of Gardasil’s crooked clinical trials, ‘It is still uncertain whether human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination prevents cervical cancer as trials were not designed to detect this outcome.’.. As Gerberding knows, those trials revealed that Gardasil dramatically RAISES (by+44.6%) the risk of cervical cancer among women with a current infection or those previously exposed to HPV. That may explain the cancer explosions in England and other nations with high inoculation rates in young girls up to age 18; Australia, Spain, Sweden and Norway. A 2019 study of Alabama girls found the highest cervical cancer rates in the state’s most heavily vaccinated counties.”

MIND GAMES: Elon Musk wants to connect your BRAIN to a computer this year as ‘awesome’ Neuralink mind-chip prepares to launch – by Charlotte Edwards – https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/tech/359723/elon-musk-promises-awesome-neuralink-headset-that-links-brain-to-computer-this-year/ – “Musk has been has been developing the technology, called Neuralink, because he thinks humans must become one with machines in order to survive being replaced by artificial intelligence… His plan to “save the human race” involves wiring computer chips into our minds to merge us with artificial intelligence… Last July, Neuralink revealed plans to use lasers to shoot holes in skulls and feed threads of electrodes into the human brain… It declared this was a potential way of connecting the human brain to machines… The firm says its brain chips (pictured) will give people hyper intelligence… Musk has previously claimed that the updated version of Neuralink may be “in a human as soon as this year”… A concept design of Musk’s updated vision has not yet been revealed, nor do we know if it will even work.”

US Shoot and Kill 14 year old Syrian Boy in Al-Hasakah – from Tass – https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/02/13/us-shoot-and-kill-14-year-old-syrian-boy-in-al-hasakah/ – “A 14-year-old boy was killed in the Syrian region of Al-Hasakah in a clash of US troops with local civilians, while another civilian was wounded, Major General Yuri Borenkov, the chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Wednesday… According to the general, ‘a conflict broke out [between the US service members and locals] triggering the US troops to open fire on the civilians with the intent to kill.’.. Borenkov pointed out that ‘one local civilian was wounded. Another – the 14-year-old boy Feisal Khalid Muhammad – was killed.’.. Incredibly, US officials described the villagers of Khirbet Ammu, east of Qamishli city, Syria, as being “pro-government militiamen” who blocked the American convoy as it tried to pass through a checkpoint “occupied by pro-Syrian government forces,” only these were just residents of the village. US offer no remorse whatsoever for the killing. No doubt, this event will carry major symbolic value across Syria and will not help the US in maintaining its illegal occupation of Syria’s oil fields in the northeastern region. ”

4 Iranians, 3 Syrians said killed in Damascus strikes; PM: Maybe Belgium did it – Late night attack reportedly hits weapons sent from Tehran, Syria accuses Israel of conducting raid; Netanyahu: ‘Perhaps it was the Belgian air force’ – https://www.timesofisrael.com/4-iranians-3-syrians-said-killed-in-overnight-strikes-near-damascus/ – “At approximately 11:45 p.m., incoming missiles struck five weapons depots near Damascus International Airport, including an attack on a military position south of the Syrian capital, the al-Arabiya news channel reported, citing unidentified sources… The attack came hours after a shipment — reportedly of munitions — arrived at the airport from Tehran, according to flight data… The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor reported that in total seven people were killed in the strikes, four of them from the IRGC and three from the Syrian military… Both Syria and the Observatory said Israel was behind the strike. The Israeli military did not comment on the matter, in accordance with its long-standing policy of neither confirming nor denying such operations abroad.” – Comment: Bibi is a Funny Guy. Perhaps not “Funny Ha Ha,” tho’.

Guaido is Back in Venezuela, Now What?https://southfront.org/guaido-is-back-in-venezuela-now-what/ – “Opposition leader Juan Guaido is back in Venezuela after a three-week international tour that took him to Colombia, Europe and the United States. His return was without force and without any conclusive announcements. What’s next now that he is back? What are the plans of the U.S. power?.. Once again the image he can’t hide appeared; just a few people mobilized to great him. The same thing happened at Maiquetía International Airport when he arrived two hours earlier. What seemed to be a triumphant return was an entry into the country with a small welcome from deputies and opposition supporters… The contrast with that image was given by followers of Chavismo who mobilized to express their rejection of Guaidó’s return to the country. Among those who shouted “out” and “traitor” were the workers of the state airline Conviasa, which was sanctioned by the U.S. government during the self-proclaimed president’s tour… The distance between the Guaido manufactured abroad and the Guaido inside Venezuela was then as it was expected, both he and the opposition sectors that are part of this coup strategy have not achieved large mobilizations for almost a year. His return was no exception… The Tour: Juan Guaido’s international tour was not announced in advance. The self-proclaimed president appeared on January 19 in Colombia amidst one of his greatest political crises when just days before he had lost the presidency of the National Assembly on January 5 at the hands of sectors of the opposition that decided to move away from the coup strategy Guaido leads.”

NATO To Enhance Its Mission in Iraq: Secretary Generalhttps://southfront.org/nato-to-enhance-its-mission-in-iraq-secretary-general/ – “On February 13th, NATO members agreed to enhance its training mission in Iraq, amid reports that members such as Germany, France and Australia plan to fully withdraw from the country… Stoltenberg vowed that ‘everything we do will be in close consultation and coordination with the Iraqi government.’.. Allied ministers agreed in principle to enhance NATO Mission Iraq. ‘In the first instance, this will consist of taking on some of the Global Coalition’s current training activities,’ said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg… He underlined that NATO is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government. ‘Our aim is to increase the capacity of the Iraqi armed forces so that they no longer require our support,’ he said… Ministers also discussed what more NATO can do to help build stability across the wider Middle East and North Africa… Stoltenberg highlighted that NATO’s work in Iraq is helping strengthen the Iraqi armed forces and institutions to ensure ISIS cannot return, and Iraq no longer requires support.”

“Maybe This Was Man Made” – CNBC Questions Coronavirus Origins As ZeroHedge Remains Banned On Twitter – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/after-zerohedge-twitter-ban-questioning-coronavirus-origins-cnbc-tweets-maybe-was-man – “The idea of the coronavirus potentially being a man made virus was a question we raised several weeks ago in this post when we asked “Is This The Man Behind the Global Coronavirus Pandemic?”. In that post, we asked questions about Zhou Peng, one of China’s top virology and immunology experts who works at China’s top-rated biohazard lab, the Wuhan Institute of Virology… But the idea of their ever-so-beloved government covering up something from them or not having their best interest in mind was so disturbing the to snowflakes at Twitter, they lashed out by banning Zero Hedge from their platform with little color around why they took such drastic action. Their ban followed a BuzzFeed article claiming we had “doxed” the scientist involved by asking questions and posting the same information listed publicly on his website… The ban was so questionable, it sent shockwaves across the mainstream media, even making it as far as CBS National News, who stated: “The financial website Zero Hedge is now barred from Twitter after publishing an article relaying a conspiracy theory that a Chinese scientist might be to blame for the coronavirus outbreak.”.. But – as it often happens – the very same question that put us in our own social media “quarantine” simply can’t be ignored. As we have found over the years, if it is an idea worthy of critical examination – or better yet, the truth – it often times can’t be hidden, much to the chagrin of the government and/or beta male social media CEOs.”

Doctor Within Blog: Item 2. CORONAVIRUS: NEWEST BOUTIQUE EPIDEMIC. WHAT TO DO – by Dr. Tim O’Shea – https://thedoctorwithin.com/blog/2020/02/10/newsletter-february-2020/ – “So it took a month for the coronavirus strain even to be named. That left 2 problems: 1. how were original patients tested for a common virus?; 2. what about all the hundreds of cases that had already been counted and recovered? Who knows what microbe had caused their illness. Did they call back when they were fine? Were they tracked?.. The point is, once on the list, you never get off the list. Makes the epidemic look like it’s exploding worldwide… So we’re supposed to believe that this virus they just named last month had suddenly decided to introduce itself into a million years of primate evolution, right now. And is causing a global pandemic, like the Black Death… How are they counting cases of coronavirus? Standard for the creation of any Boutique Epidemic is the tried and true diagnosis by symptoms only. This way people will get on the list of the “epidemic” just by a phone call. No exam. No lab. No test. I’m sick – OK you’re in… So how could we know that all these people had the same virus? We couldn’t. We didn’t. We still don’t... Second, when creating an epidemic, numbers are critical. Again, one of the rules is never discuss the ones who recover. Never mention them again. Remember the 49 cases in Wuhan at the beginning of the media blitz? Guess how many of them recovered? All of them. According to the Chinese scientists.” (emphases added)

World War III’s Newest Battlefield – by Michael Klare – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/world-war-iiis-newest-battlefield – “And that’s just the beginning. Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Finnmark region of Norway and adjacent Russian territory have become one of the most likely battlegrounds for the first use of nuclear weapons in any future NATO-Russian conflict. Because Moscow has concentrated a significant part of its nuclear retaliatory capability on the Kola Peninsula, a remote stretch of land abutting northern Norway — any U.S.-NATO success in actual combat with Russian forces near that territory would endanger a significant part of Russia’s nuclear arsenal and so might precipitate the early use of such munitions. Even a simulated victory — the predictable result of Cold Response 2020 — will undoubtedly set Russia’s nuclear controllers on edge.”

What Rebound? Eurozone Industrial Production Collapses In December – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/what-rebound-eurozone-industrial-production-plunges-december – “On Wednesday morning, all hope for a recovery in Europe was abandoned when industrial production numbers missed estimates in December… Industrial production fell -2.1% in December on an M/M basis, according to Eurostat, confirming our suspicions that Germany was “suck in a recession,” with limited signs of an economic rebound… The disappointing news came as investors have been buying European equities hand over fist, essentially frontrunning an industrial recovery, that at this point, could be another example where central banks are forcing risk-taking at a time when many should be playing defensive names… Though sentiment has improved in the region in the last several months because the European Central Bank (ECB) continues its unprecedented money printing to keep the stock market party alive… However, no matter how much money the ECB throws at stocks and corporate bonds, industrial production remains in a severe slump, now two-years-old, with no rebound in sight.”

Powell Admits “Low Rates Are Not A Choice Any More”, Says QE Will Be Used In Next Downturn – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/powell-admits-low-rates-are-not-choice-any-more-says-qe-will-be-used-next-downturn – “Instead of Powell bloviating before Congress for hours every six or so months while discussing his social life and avoiding answers to questions that really matter, it would be a much better use of everyone’s time if C-SPAN and congress just showed two charts which explain everything one needs to know about what really matters to the Federal Reserve, and why it can never again allow price discovery to take place… The first chart is the following: it shows that private US financial assets (i.e., the stock market) is now 5.6 times US GDP and any sizable drop in the stock market would lead to an almost instantaneous depression. It also explains why the Fed can never again allow true price discovery as the opportunity cost is the collapse of trillions in “financial wealth”, a catastrophe for the US economy, and the end of American life as we know it… The second chart is the latest CBO long-term debt forecast (public debt now at 180% GDP, over 1.5 times previous high in 1946): while it needs no explanation, SocGen’s Albert Edwards did “explain it” calling it a “ticking timebomb“, because as the notional amount of debt set to explode in coming years, any sharp increase in the interest rate will lead to an almost instant financial crisis and potentially the loss of the dollar’s reserve currency state. The point is simple: as in the case above, the Fed can never again stop manipulating interest rates as the alternative would mean a debt cataclysm as the amount of debt outlays for both the public and private sectors, soar.”

China Has Ground To A Halt: “On The Ground” Indicators Confirm Worst-Case Scenario – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/china-has-ground-halt-ground-indicators-confirm-worst-case-scenarioWith some really scary charts and interesting Twitter videos

Exclusive: New leaks shatter OPCW’s attacks on Douma whistleblowers – Facing accusations that it issued a doctored report alleging a chemical attack in Syria, the OPCW has released an inquiry attacking two whistleblowers as rogue actors. Leaked documents obtained by The Grayzone reveal serious distortions in the OPCW inquiry as well as a campaign of intimidation against internal dissenters. – by Aaron Maté – https://thegrayzone.com/2020/02/11/new-leaks-shatter-opcws-attacks-douma-whistleblowers/ – “In a briefing to member states, OPCW Director General Fernando Arias dismissed them as disgruntled ex-employees. The two ‘are not whistle-blowers,’ Arias said. ‘They are individuals who could not accept that their views were not backed by evidence.’.. But a leaked document calls Arias’ assertions into serious question. Ian Henderson, one of the two inspectors, recently addressed a special session of the United Nations Security Council with his concerns about the Douma mission. Henderson submitted a supplemental written account that was distributed among participating UN member states and obtained by The Grayzone. It offers the most extensive and detailed account of the internal dispute over the OPCW’s Douma investigation to date… The full leaked testimony can be read here (PDF).”

Don’t Believe the Lies About the Dresden Casualties – At Least 250K Were Incinerated Alive – by Mike Walsh – https://russia-insider.com/en/dont-believe-lies-about-dresden-casualties-least-250k-were-incinerated-alive/ri28287 – “‘Dresden 1945’, has compiled a large number of sources in the chapter ‘Facts and Figures’ original documents, extracts from contemporary press releases, finds in Soviet encyclopaedias, plus testimonies from SED politicians, and in Issue published that the overwhelming majority assume over 100,000 victims of the terrorist attack… An exact number is simply impossible because during the holocaust many of the victims were burned to ashes or literally evaporated in their cellars. The ludicrous spin on the allied spun casualty figures spurred historians on to further investigations: Corresponding new research has not yet been completed.

Concerned voices were raised about the incineration not just of this great Saxon city but of the satanic-like scale of the holocaust that was rained down on Germany, France, Italy and the Low Countries by the USAAF and RAF… OTHER CITIES incinerated with most of their populations: Berlin, Hamburg, Dortmund, Essen, Dresden, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Bremen, Wuppertal, Vienna, Duisburg. Munich, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Kiel, Gelsdenkirchen, Bochum, Aachen, Wurzburg, Darmstadt, Krefeld, Munster, Munchen Gladbach, Braunschweig, Ludwishafen, Remscheid, Pforzheim, Osnabruck, Mainz, Bielefeld, Gieben, Duren, Solingen, Wilhelmshaven, Karlsruhe, Oberhausen, Heilbronn, Augsburg, Hamm, Knittelfeld, Luneburg, Cuxhaven, Kulmback, Hagen, Saarbrucken, Freiburg, Graz, Koblenz, Ulm, Bonn, Bremerhaven, Wanne-Eickel, Worms, Lubeck, Schweinfurt, Kleve, Wiener Neustadt, Wiesbaden, Paderborn, Bocholt, Hanau, Hildesheim, Emden, Siegen, Pirmasons, Hale, Bayreuth, Kreuznach, Witten, Aschaffenburg, Kaiserlautern, Gladbeck, Dorsten, Innsbruck, Neumunster, Linz, Klagenfurt, Reutlingen, Recklinghausen, Reuel, Regensburg, Homberg, Elmshorn, Wetzel, Villach, Hamelin, Konigsberg, Moers, Passau, Solbad Hall I. T, Coburg, Attnang-Puchheim, Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt-Oder, Danzig, Bozen, Chemnitz, Rostock, Schwerte, Plauen, Rome, Bad Kreuznach, Neapel, Genoa, Mailand, Turin.”

Turkey Vows To Strike Any Force That Violates Idlib Ceasefirehttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-Vows-To-Strike-Any-Force-That-Violates-Idlib-Ceasefire-20200213-0005.html – ““Force will be used against those violating the ceasefire, including radicals, and every measure will be taken,” Akar said, referring to a January 12 ceasefire Ankara says has been violated by the Syrian military… Turkey has vowed to use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to Russian criticism… The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized Ankara on Wednesday, stating that Turkey was not doing its part to uphold the Sochi Agreement that was established in 2018… The Russian government, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has accused Turkey of flouting the agreements it made with Moscow on Syria and of aggravating the situation in Idlib. The Kremlin said Ankara had failed to neutralize militants there, as per a 2018 agreement to establish a de-escalation zone.”

Aussie breakthrough aids quantum computing – Scientists create artificial atoms, allowing for more stable ‘qubits,’ the building blocks of supercomputers – by Dave Makichuk – https://www.asiatimes.com/2020/02/article/aussie-breakthrough-aids-quantum-computing/ – ” ‘Spin is a quantum mechanical property. An electron acts like a tiny magnet and depending on which way it spins its north pole can either point up or down, corresponding to a 1 or a 0,’ Dzurak said… ‘When the electrons in either a real atom or our artificial atoms form a complete shell, they align their poles in opposite directions so that the total spin of the system is zero, making them useless as a qubit. But when we add one more electron to start a new shell, this extra electron has a spin that we can now use as a qubit again.’.. ‘Our new work shows that we can control the spin of electrons in the outer shells of these artificial atoms to give us reliable and stable qubits.’ ”

This Man Sued the US Government for Violating the Constitution AND WON!!! (youtube audio 51min)Dave Hodges interviews Phil Hudok (http://www.hudok.info) on his lawsuit against the governments of West Virginia and the “United States” – Includes a considerable amount of information on U.S. law.

We’ve already identified three natural molecules that inhibit coronavirus replication in the body… and they don’t come from Big Pharma – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-02-10-already-identified-three-natural-molecules-that-inhibit-coronavirus-replication.html

Citizen Journalist Goes Missing After Reporting About Coronavirus From Wuhan – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/citizen-journalist-goes-missing-after-reporting-about-coronavirus-from-wuhan.html – “In the chaos of the past week, lawyer and citizen journalist Chen Qiushi, who was doing very dangerous reporting from the quarantine zone in Wuhan, has gone missing, and many of his loved ones say that he was captured by the Chinese government. Chen was active on social media and was keeping in regular contact with his friends until Thursday when he went silent and could no longer be reached… After he disappeared a close friend posted a video to Twitter of Chen’s mother pleading for help to find her son… Xu Xiaodong, a well-known martial artist and friend of Chen, later posted a video saying that police admitted to detaining Chen in a quarantine, according to CNN… ‘In the last few hours the Qingdao public security officers and state security officers … notified Qiushi’s parents that Qiushi has already been detained in the name of quarantine. Qiushi’s mother immediately asked them where and when he was taken away, they declined to say,” said Xu… Xu also said that Chen was in good health the last time that anyone had heard from him.”

Discovery of Ancient Torah Proves Jews Worship Satan? (updated with foreword by the Senior Editor) – Turkish Police Recover Stolen Jewish Torah Scrolls Decorated With Satanic Illuminati Symbolism – by Ian Greenhalgh – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/02/12/discovery-of-ancient-torah-proves-jews-worship-satan/ – “The evidence of coordinated and widespread child sacrifice/child sexual abuse practices within a broad coalition, as it were, of seemingly divergent beliefs, gives rise to support of a hypothesis supporting the presence of a hidden religion behind the Kosher Nostra… Much about Donald Trump becomes clear here… Thus far, this is where we are led. We are willing to accept that there are Jews who don’t worship Moloch but there are many who do, and they control Israel under the Likudists and represent considerable power… Turkish Police arrested four former fighters of Faylaq al-Rahman and a Turkish citizen who were trying to sell two rare, gold-plated Jewish Torahs in the northwestern province of Bilecik on May 8, the Russian TV network RT: The Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah said that Police had confiscated the two ancient Torahs during the arrest. According to the newspaper, the town ancient artifacts worth a total of $1.86mln… Syrian opposition sources confirmed that Faylaq al-Rahman fighters had stolen the ancient Torahs from a historical 2,000 years old synagogue in the Jobar district, east of the Syrian capital of Damascus. The district was under the control of the US-backed group Faylaq al-Rahman from 2013 until March 2018, when it was finally liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (FSA)… The scroll is said to have been constructed with embroidered gazelle leather and multiple ruby and emerald ornaments of various sizes… After investigators carefully unraveled the scroll, they reportedly discovered something strange on one of the panels – a picture of a ram’s head inside what appears to be a pentagram…”

Pope Benedict, who said he’d remain ‘hidden,’ breaks silence to warn Pope Francis about relaxing celibacy rules – Benedict says celibacy, which became a stable tradition in the Church only about 1,000 years ago, carries ‘great significance’ – by Philip Pullella – https://nationalpost.com/news/world/pope-benedict-who-said-hed-remain-hidden-from-the-world-breaks-silence-to-speak-out-on-celibacy – “Former Pope Benedict, in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules… Benedict wrote the book, “From the Depths of Our Hearts,” (Comment: The depths of Ratzinger’s hypocrisy and deviance know no bounds) with Cardinal Robert Sarah, 74, a Guinean prelate who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments… Excerpts were published on Sunday on the website of the French newspaper Le Figaro. The Vatican had no immediate comment on the book, which is due to be published on Monday.” (Note: Following the release of Ratzinger’s opinions on Priestly Celebacy, Pope Bergolio backed off from his initiative to begin to allow married priests in the Catholic church.)

US Sanctions Venezuelan State Airline, Threatens Russian Oil Giant – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected the sanctions regime as “outrageous.” – by Paul Dobson – https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/14784 – “The US government has sanctioned Venezuela’s state-owned airline CONVIASA, claiming it is being used to “shuttle corrupt officials.”.. While already subject to previous US unilateral coercive measures, the latest sanctions add the airline and 40 of its planes to the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals List so as “to ensure strengthened compliance.”.. Speaking in a press conference on Thursday, (know director of death squads Elliot) Abrams specifically highlighted Russia’s involvement in Venezuela, warning that ‘The Russians may soon find that their continued support of Maduro will no longer be cost-free,” while pledging to “demonstrate the seriousness of our intentions in Venezuela.’.. Likewise, an anonymous senior White House official was quoted by Reuters warning Russian, Spanish, Indian and US oil giants Rosneft, Repsol, Reliance and Chevron to ‘tread cautiously.’

U.S. & NATO Rush To Add Fuel To Fire Of Idlib Conflicthttps://southfront.org/u-s-nato-rush-to-add-fuel-to-fire-of-idlib-conflict/ – “The Washington-led establishment are attempting to seize the opportunity and push Turkey further into the Idlib tensions, and encourage it to carry out agressive actions in the region… Despite of the differences in conduct and end goal, the Turkey-Russia-Iran diplomatic effort on the Syrian conflict is the most successful such example, and it is understandable that Washington and Co. are attempting to break it down… ‘In Ankara, Ambassador Jeffrey will meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss issues of mutual concern, including the Assad regime’s Russian-backed military offensive in Idlib, the current situation in northeast Syria, implementation of UNSCR 2254 on the resolution of the Syrian conflict, and the Coalition’s continued efforts to ensure an enduring defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.’.. The Munich Security Conference will take place on February 13th, and Jeffrey will attend it, it is sure to provide some more insight into what might transpire in Idlib… ‘ We Will do whatever is necessary on ground and air without hesitation, stalling or waiting for the results of endless meetings … We have strengthened our military power in Idlib. We will not tolerate those enabling the regime to attack Syria.’ -Turkey’s President Erdogan”

Interview: Author of US BioWeapons Act (Dr. Francis Boyle) Believes The WHO & China Are Lying About The Coronavirus (22 min) – by Spiro Skouras

For the Week of 2/3/20:

Sacred Medicine Trees of North America – by Nick Polizzi – https://www.thesacredscience.com/sacred-medicinal-trees-of-north-america/ – “We spent the entire day walking through the woods, discussing the medicinal plants used for generations by the tribes of the Pacific Northwest… And though there were plenty of takeaways that completely changed my life, today I want to highlight 2 sacred trees that Dennis showed us because tree medicine is often overlooked!.. Let’s start with “The Tree of Life”: 1.) Oak Medicine… 2.) Pine Medicine”

Doctors at Wisconsin hospital call for changes amid backlash over child abuse cases – by Mike Hixenbaugh – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/doctors-wisconsin-hospital-call-changes-amid-backlash-over-child-abuse-n1131151 – “The article, published last week, detailed the case of Dr. John Cox, a former emergency room physician at Children’s Wisconsin, who was charged with abusing his 1-month-old daughter, based largely on medical reports from child abuse specialists at his own hospital. More than 15 other medical experts who treated the baby or later reviewed the case concluded that the hospital’s child abuse team made serious errors, but Child Protective Services took her anyway, NBC News reported… The reporting sparked public backlash aimed at Children’s Wisconsin and state child welfare authorities — including from within the hospital… Several physicians told administrators during a series of staff “listening sessions” held in response to the reporting that they had serious concerns about the work of the hospital’s child abuse specialists, and some asked for an external investigation of their practices, according to four Children’s Wisconsin doctors who attended the meetings and spoke to a reporter on the condition of anonymity… Numerous physicians from across the hospital have spoken out at the meetings, attendees said, including cardiologists, neonatologists and infectious disease specialists.”

Airliner With 172 Passengers Almost Downed Due To Israeli Attack On Damascus: Russian MoD – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/airliner-172-aboard-almost-downed-due-israeli-attack-damascus-russian-modOn Friday Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Israel’s attack directly endangered a passenger airliner. ‘An Airbus-320 with 172 passengers on board could have been targeted by Syrian missile defense systems because of Israel’s airstrikes on the Damascus suburbs on February 6, the plane was escorted out of the danger zone and assisted in landing at the Hmeymim air base,’ he told reporters, according to TASS‘The Israeli General Staff’s military air operations using passenger jets for cover or [for] blocking of retaliatory fire by Syrian missile systems is becoming a typical trait of the Israeli Air Force,” he [Maj.Gen. Konashenkov] noted… He said that the Israeli Air Force hit the outskirts of Damascus with airstrikes on February 6 without entering Syria’s airspace. Israeli fighter jets fired eight air-to surface missiles.’ ”

Chinese Doctor Who Was Silenced for Warning About Coronavirus Reportedly Dies at 34 – by John Vibes – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/02/chinese-doctor-who-was-silenced-for-warning-about-coronavirus-reportedly-dies-at-34.html – “Despite early praise from the World Health Organization (WHO) for China on their response to the recent novel coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese government is facing increasing backlash for its treatment of whistleblowers and journalists sharing news about the illness… For public health situations such as this, the Chinese government has a strict bureaucracy in place to ensure that any information or direction comes directly from the authorities, which means that anyone sharing information different from official statements is considered a risk to national “harmony” or “security.”.. Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor working in Wuhan, was among the first of these whistleblowers who attempted to get the word out about the virus before it spread throughout the country.”

FBI Chief Says Russia’s ‘Information Warfare’ Against U.S. Has Not Easedhttps://www.rferl.org/a/30419711.html – “The chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says Russia is conducting an “information warfare” operation against the United States ahead of the 2020 presidential election, although he says he has not seen signs that Russian actors have attempted to breach election infrastructure… FBI Director Christopher Wray on February 5 told the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee that Moscow was using a covert social-media campaign to divide U.S. public opinion and exploit differences to create discord… The remarks are in line with conclusions by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia conducted similar operations during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, an assertion Moscow continues to deny despite overwhelming evidence that it did so… ‘They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other,’ Wray said… ‘And then they combine that with an effort to weaken our confidence in our elections and our democratic institutions which has been a pernicious and asymmetric way of engaging in affect information warfare.’ ” – Comment: I assume that Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty don’t have the capcity to see the irony in their posting an article about somene else using “information warfare.”

Democrats Blame Trump Supporters, Russia for Iowa Caucus Disaster Party blames supporters of President for jamming hotline – by Pippa Monroe – https://neonnettle.com/news/10232-democrats-blame-trump-supporters-russia-for-iowa-caucus-disaster – “Iowa Democrats are blaming Trump supporters for the caucus disaster which ensured following an app glitch in naming the winner of the opening 2020 primary contest in Iowa… After the app, which was run by three former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers, began encountering glitches in reporting the results to party headquarters, caucus leaders resorted to phoning-in their alignment and delegate data… But in the middle of all the chaos, the hotline number was posted online, which led to some officials being placed on hold for hours… NBC News floated the conspiracy theory that trolls may have mobilized using 4chan message boards… Meanwhile, The Federalist reported that Democrats are also blaming the Russians ford the vote-reporting app crashing during Monday’s Iowa Democratic caucuses.”

Turkish Military Establishes New “Observation Post” In Eastern Idlib Air Base (w/Video) – https://southfront.org/turkish-military-establishes-new-observation-post-in-eastern-idlib-air-base-video/ – “On February 6 morning, the Turkish military established a new observation post in the Taftanaz Air Base in the eastern Idlib countryside… The al-Moharar News, an outlet affiliated with the Turkish-backed Sahm Corps, released video showing dozens of battle tanks, armored vehicles and engineer vehicles of the Turkish Armed Forces to the air base.” – Note: the brief video included shows 18 heavy trucks carrying military armor on the road to this new “Observation Post.”

Syrian Army Captured Saraqib. Netanyahu ‘N Erdogan To The Rescue (w/Video 4 min) – https://southfront.org/syrian-army-captured-saraqib-netanyahu-n-erdogan-to-the-rescue/

Syrian Army Liberated Saraqib And Turkish Observation Posts From Militantshttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-liberated-saraqib-turkish-observation-posts-from-militants/ – “Saraqib is one of the biggest urban centers in southeast Idlib. The city is located on the strategic M5 highway which links the capital, Damascus, with the northern city of Aleppo… Last week, the Turkish Armed Forces established four “observation posts” around Saraqib in an expected move to contain the SAA advance on the town… Now, these posts are liberated from al-Qaeda-affiliated militants. So, if Turkish troops remain there, they can be sure that there is no more threat from al-Qaeda-linked terrorists.”

In Photos: Military Equipment And US-made Ammunition Captured By Syrian Army In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/in-photos-military-equipment-and-us-made-ammunition-captured-by-syrian-army-in-idlib/

Moscow Hints At Possible Fire Exchange Between Russian And Turkish Forces In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/moscow-hints-at-possible-fire-exchange-between-russian-and-turkish-forces-in-idlib/The Ministry also said at Russian and Turkish military experts being killed in January: ‘In mid-January, the Russian and Turkish military made another attempt to introduce a “ceasefire” in the Idlib de-escalation zone. But the terrorists not only did not reduce their combat activity, but rather increased attacks… Russian and Turkish military experts were tragically killed. Attempts to attack the Russian Hmeimim airbase with the use of attack drones do not stop.’.. The Russian side provided no further details. However, other reports from the ground allow to suggests that a possible fire exchange between Russian and Turkish forces took place (Note: Turkey did not report the casualties from this incident, which is unusual)Furthermore, the statement reads that the Syrian Arab Army is fighting on its sovereign land, against terrorists recognized as such by the UN Security Council, despite Turkey claiming that they are humanitarian workers that assist civilians primarily in being killed in various ways… ‘And there should not be any discrepancies. We are talking about the national territory of the Syrian Arab Republic and the militants, to fight with which is not only a right, but also an obligation of the government.’ ”

U.S. Blames Russians For Tensions In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/u-s-blames-russians-for-tensions-in-northeastern-syria/ – “On February 5th, US Envoy on Syria James Jeffrey said that the US and Russia were having successive standoffs in northeastern Syria… ‘These are not daily occurrences, but they have been increasing in number, and thus it is troubling,’ Jeffrey said… It is also incredibly likely that these troops are not contractors, but rather Russian Military Police… Jeffrey said Russia appeared to be making the incursions ‘to challenge our presence in the northeast.’.. Jeffrey also alleged that Russia was using its veto at the United Nations to block international aid deliveries to northwest Syria, where some 2.8 million people are dependent on such assistance… The “humanitarian aid” is likely made up of battle tanks and various smaller arms, as well as other military equipment… Earlier, on January 18th and January 22nd, US forces once again blocked Russian Military Police from patrolling in the oil-rich region, currently occupied by US forces and the US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)… The US appears to be viewing a version of reality entirely its own, in which Russian Military Police, which has an agreement to carry out patrols is not allowed to carry them out simply because of an unclear concern, but likely related to oil.” (underlined emphasis added)

Just A Little Sloppy Record-Keeping? The Pentagon’s $35 Trillion ‘Accounting Black Hole’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/just-little-sloppy-record-keeping-pentagons-35-trillion-accounting-black-hole – “Over the past two weeks of coronavirus headlines and heightened global anxiety, along with impeachment coverage and after over the Super Bowl weekend Americans huddled in living rooms in blissful oblivion, a story which in more normal times would be front and center has gone largely unnoticed. To be sure, the Pentagon couldn’t be happier that this bombshell has taken a back burner in global headlines: The Pentagon made $35 trillion in accounting adjustments last year alone a total that’s larger than the entire U.S. economy and underscores the Defense Department’s continuing difficulty in balancing its books… It sounds more appropriately news out of The Onion or Babylon Bee given this is *Trillions* and not just billions though that itself would have been remarkable enough. Naturally, the first and only question we should start with is: how is this even possible?.. $35 trillion is close to 50-times the size of the Pentagon’s 2019 budget, so that means every dollar the Defense Department received from Congress was moved up to 50 times before it was actually spent, Clark said… “Trillions” explained away by a little benign neglect of simple documentation?.. Of course, in the real world outside the halls of government and of largely unchecked power, a mere single trillion would be enough send people to jail. Here we’re talking $30+ trillion and it appears this gaping accounting black hole bigger that most of the world’s past and future economies will itself be memory holed and explained away as being but the minor errors of some DoD pencil-pushers, apparently.”

Head of the Democratic Party calls on Iowa Democrats to recanvass after chaotic result count – by Isaac Stanley-Becker – https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/dnc-chair-calls-for-recanvas-in-iowa/2020/02/06/0ec4dc4c-4906-11ea-9164-d3154ad8a5cd_story.html – “Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called Thursday for a recanvass in Iowa, three days after the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses ended with confusion and delayed results… ‘Enough is enough,’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.’ ”

Turkey Stabs Russia In Back Or Results Of Erdogan’s Visit To Kiev – https://southfront.org/turkey-stabs-russia-in-back-or-results-of-erdogans-visit-to-kiev/ – “Turkey will provide the Ukrainian army with assistance funding in the framework of the deal recently signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zekensly in Kiev. .. The Turkish posture, especially military assistance to Ukraine, caused a negative reaction within the Russian society, which considered Erdogan’s move as a direct attack on Russian interests… These developments come amid the ongoing escalation in the Syrian province of Idlib. Ankara continues supporting actions of radical militant groups (including those linked with al-Qaeda) that operate in the area. These groups are excluded from the de-escalation deal, but Turkey insists that the Syrian Army violates the ceasefire and threatens Turkish interests by attacking the terrorists… On February 5, Erdogan even threatened Syria with a declaration of war if the Syrian Army does not withdraw from the areas liberated from al-Qaeda.”

Stalin Burned 100s of 1000s of Russian Peasants’ Homes, But Everyone Blames Germany – Another WW2 Anti-German Slander Goes Up in Smoke – by Mike Walsh – https://russia-insider.com/en/history/stalin-burned-100s-1000s-russian-peasants-homes-everyone-blames-germany-another-ww2-anti – “Very few people know the detail of Joseph Stalin’s notorious Torch-Man Order. As a consequence people little realise that images depicting German atrocities are falsified. Filmed atrocities were the responsibility not of the Reich, but of England and America’s Soviet allies. There can be no excuse for using images of one’s own crimes to stigmatise one’s enemy. To do so to justify war is a war crime. The banality of evil is that the Torch-Man Order is censored in the West and disguised behind the bland index Order Number #0428… The detail of this disreputable Order is confirmed as accurate by the Russian government. Stalin’s Order #0428 authorised November 17, 1941, instructed Bolshevik irregulars to destroy everything within 40 to 60 kilometres of the rapidly advancing German forces… Stalin’s burnt earth policy was not what is claimed to be a strategy of depriving the Axis armies of sustenance. Stalin realised that communities terrorised by the Bolsheviks over twenty-five years welcomed the invading Reich armies as liberators. Churchill’s ally also knew that upon liberation entire Central European communities would assist the German occupiers. In Stalin’s eyes, the peasantry were already collaborators… The Order’s purpose was to indiscriminately slaughter communities before their being caught up in the German advance. The Order gave specific instruction that trained irregulars, wearing uniforms of captured and killed German troops, would indiscriminately kill peasants on an industrial scale. Especially sought for this purpose were uniforms of the Waffen SS.”

Erdogan Is Liar. Damascus Slams Turkish Remarks Regarding Situation In Syriahttps://southfront.org/erdogan-is-liar-damascus-slams-turkish-remarks-regarding-situation-in-syria/ – “Damascus has slammed the recent threats of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of lying and misleading the public… A source in the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told the Syrian Arab News Agency on February 5, that Erdogan lied when he claimed that his troops entered northern Aleppo as a part of the 1998 Adana agreement…’Syria stresses that the Adana agreement requires coordination with the Syrian government as it is an agreement between two countries, therefore Erdogan, according to the requirements of the agreement, cannot act separately,’ the source said, adding ‘the Adana agreement to ensure border security between the two countries is indeed aimed at combating terrorism, but what Erdogan is doing is protecting his tools, the terrorist groups, which he provided and still has with various forms of support.’ ”

Coconut Oil’s History in Destroying Viruses, Including Coronaviruses – by Brian Shilhavy, Fabian M. Dayrit, Ph.D. and Mary T. Newport, M.D. – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/coconut-oils-history-in-destroying-viruses-including-coronaviruses/ – “Coconut oil and its derivatives have been shown to be safe and effective antiviral compounds in both humans and animals. Because of the antiviral and antibacterial protection that it provides to animals, coconut oil, as well as lauric acid and monolaurin, is used in farm animals and pets as veterinary feed supplements in chicken, swine and dogs (Baltic et al., 2017)… Monolaurin has been shown to effectively protect chicken against avian influenza virus (van der Sluis, 2015). Li and co- workers (2009) prepared a gel containing monolaurin and found it to be highly active against repeated high viral loads of Simean immunodeficiency virus in macaques and Kirtane and co- workers (2017) developed a 35% gel of monolaurin for application in the female genital tract to protect against HIV… Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) has been used at low concentrations to inactivate viruses in milk of farm animals (de Sousa et al., 2019). SLS is the active constituent in commercial disinfecting wipes and standard laboratory disinfectants, and is an emulsifying agent and penetration enhancer in pharmaceutical preparations.”

Erdogan Threatens to Use Force Against Syrian Military in Idlibhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Erdogan-Threatens-to-Use-Force-Against-Syrian-Military-in-Idlib-20200205-0004.html – “Erdogan said two of Turkey’s 12 observation posts, set up around a “de-escalation zone” in northwest Syria’s Idlib region as part of a 2017 agreement with Russia and Iran, were now behind Syrian government front lines… ‘We hope that the process of the regime pulling back behind our observation posts is completed in the month of February,’ he told members of his AK Party. ‘If the regime does not pull back during this time, Turkey will have to do this job itself.’.. He said the Turkish military would carry out air and ground operations in Idlib, when necessary… Erdogan has said Moscow, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Ankara, which has backed rebels who tried to topple him, should resolve the conflict “without anger” and agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to improve coordination of their countries’ actions in Syria.”

No Results for the Iowa Democratic Primary – by Joe Gilbertson – punchingbagpost.com/2020/02/04/no-results-for-the-iowa-democratic-primary/ – “Yesterday’s Democratic primary in Iowa is a complete debacle. In one of the greatest embarrassments in electoral history, the Party’s new mobile app, meant to streamline voting in the caucus process that Iowa uses, has apparently failed and is not reporting its “three sets of data” correctly… From the Iowa Democratic Party: “We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report. This is simply a reporting issue. The app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results… The candidates have each given their “victory” speech and left the state.”

Mystery hangs over arrest of top brain scientist – Harvard scientist Charles Lieber, an expert in nanotechnologies, had been doing work in China – by Stephen Bryen – https://www.asiatimes.com/2020/02/article/was-arrest-tied-to-military-brain-research-in-china/ – “Charles Lieber’s work with the Chinese, and his alleged failure to fully disclose the fact, certainly triggered the Defense Department and intelligence community’s concerns and more than likely they pushed the FBI and the Department of Justice to bring about Lieber’s indictment, using what appear to be numerous email and communications intercepts to build their case, many of which are in the unsealed indictment… Lieber is one of the top scientists involved with Elon Musk in a rather secretive startup company called Neuralink. Musk has invested US$100 million of his own money and raised another $58 million for Neuralink, which now has a staff of 90… Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology are at the forefront of weapons-building programs, with China the main current competitor to the US. LTG Robert P Ashley, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), addressed the subject before the Association of the US Army… He focused directly on China, warning that China is “merging artificial intelligence with humans” using nanotechnology as the connective bridge. DIA, he said, ‘sees this as a major concern for the future of warfare.’.. Using nanotechnology to link the brain to machines and sensors, and AI to arbitrate the linkage, has roots that go back decades and involve the use of drugs and psychological techniques to manipulate the human brain. Horrid experiments were carried out by Nazi Germany on concentration camp inmates.” Comment: But Re: the (Rogue) U.S. Government’s importation of Nazi brain scientists, and the continuation of their work on Mind Control intensively in America since WWII: Crickets chirping…

Bolivia’s Coup-Born Regime Arrests Socialist Political Refugeeshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivias-Coup-Born-Regime-Arrests-Socialist-Political-Refugees-20200201-0003.html – “An official safe-conduct was supposed to allow them to leave the country. That didn’t happen… Bolivia’s Former Mining Minister Cesar Navarro and former Agriculture Minister Pedro Dorado were arrested at the El Alto airport on Saturday when they were about to board a plane as political refugees… For the past 82 days, these Socialists politicians remained at the Mexican embassy. Yesterday, they received a safe-conduct allowing their free departure from the country… “The Mexican embassy transferred the asylees to the El Alto airport with the guarantee granted by the safe-conduct extended by the Bolivian government. In that sense, the asylees should be transferred to Mexico without any problem,” the Mexican diplomatic delegation tweeted… Even though international mediators accompanied the Socialist politicians, the Interior Ministry arrested them disrespecting the safe-conduct granted by its government.​​”

‘Corpses Taken Directly To Crematorium’ – New Accounts Detail Grisly Operation At Wuhan’s Fifth Hospital – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/corpses-taken-directly-crematorium-new-accounts-wuhans-fifth-hospital-detail – “Radio Free Asia (RFA) has tweeted a disturbing video on its Twitter account on Saturday morning detailing how those who died of coronavirus in Wuhan, the outbreak area in China, were loaded up on a bus and taken “directly to the crematorium.”.. RFA said (in a translated tweet): “[Latest Situation of Wuhan Fifth Hospital] Some Wuhan citizens entered Wuhan Fifth Hospital on February 1st and found many patients who died of pneumonia. The corpses were packed directly to the crematorium… RFA’s video is in line with our report from Friday that said those who died of the deadly virus were hauled off to a crematorium in Wuhan by Chinese authorities… DW News East Asia correspondent William Yang cited a report from the Chinese-language news outlet Initium, which said cremation facilities in Wuhan were receiving bodies directly from hospitals without proper identification and were excluded from the official record.” – Note: Reports have emerged that Twitter accounts that are not mirroring the official State line on the “Coronavirus epidemic” are being removed from the platform.

The Conversation? “ethically misguided and downright dangerous” NOT to Censor Climate Deniers – by Eric Worral – https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/01/the-conversation-ethically-misguided-and-downright-dangerous-not-to-censor-climate-deniers – “University of Melbourne “Centre for Advancing Journalism” academic Denis Muller believes climate censorship should be added to legally binding journalistic professional codes of conduct… ‘His reasons were succinct: Climate change deniers and those shamelessly peddling pseudoscience and misinformation are perpetuating ideas that will ultimately destroy the planet.’.. Harm is a long-established criterion for abridging free speech. John Stuart Mill, in his seminal work, On Liberty, published in 1859, was a robust advocate for free speech but he drew the line at harm: ‘[…] the only purpose for which power can be exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others… Other harms too provide established grounds for limiting free speech. Some of these are enforceable at law – defamation, contempt of court, national security – but speech about climate change falls outside the law and so becomes a question of ethics.’… The author’s comparison of climate change to an imminent nuclear war is absurd. Climate change is a gradual process, with significant changes taking decades or even centuries to manifest… Even if climate skeptics were totally wrong, there is no justification for shutting down our right to be wrong. Unlike shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre, no single climate “shout”, no matter how wrong, has the potential to alter the trajectory of society to such an extent that measurable harm could be ascribed to it… If society lowers the bar of censorship to such an extent that publicly supporting a position which might be wrong but which causes no immediate harm qualifies as a punishable offence, then we have lost more than our right to free speech.” (underlined emphasis added)

Europe’s Green Deal: Same Hysteria, Same Destruction – by Andrew Moranhttps://www.zerohedge.com/political/europes-green-deal-same-hysteria-same-destruction – “Today’s brand of the left-leaning politician is all about substituting what sounds good for what actually works. Modern politics, whether in the U.S. or Europe, is about taking a chainsaw to everything that produced even a modicum of success to appease the deities espousing progressive orthodoxy. There is no better example of this than fossil fuels, energy sources that have lifted us out of destitution and darkness and given us incredible wealth the world had never witnessed. What is the left interested in doing? Confiscation, cronyism, centralization, and coercion to combat climate change. The European Union will achieve these objectives through the boondoggle-in the-making Green Deal… What Is The Green Deal? : The European counterpart is a bit more realistic than the American version, aiming for net-zero emissions within 30 years rather than in a decade. But that is probably the best thing you can say about this proposal, which was approved by the European Parliament – some policymakers had requested even greater ambitions to be inserted inside the climate change scheme. Overall, the Green Deal is bad economics that will affect the already dreary conditions of Europe and exacerbate the slowdown.”

Senate To Call ‘Whistleblower’ As Part Of Three-Pronged Investigation Into Impeachment Origins – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/senate-call-whistleblower-part-three-pronged-investigation-impeachment-origins – ” ‘I want to understand how all this crap started,’ Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures, who added that the Senate would begin their investigations “within weeks.”.. ‘The Senate Intel Committee under Richard Burr has told us that they will call the whistleblower,’ said Graham… After hearing second-hand about a July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky in which Trump asked for investigations into the Bidens, Ciaramella approached impeachment chieftain Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)’s office (which hired two of Ciaramella’s colleagues last year, including Sean Misko, who was hired in August)… Schiff’s team directed Ciaramella to “Coup has started” Democratic operative attorney Mark Zaid (who vowed to “get rid of” Trump in July of 2017), who helped the CIA ‘whistleblower’ file a complaint on a form which had been altered to allow hearsay.”

Oil Bear Market Sends Tanker Rates Plunging, Hopes For Global Rebound Fade – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/oil-bear-market-sends-tanker-rates-plunging-hopes-global-rebound-fade – “The coronavirus outbreak has sent Chinese oil demand, energy prices, and tanker freight rates plunging in the last three weeks… With more than a dozen cities locked down, 50 million people or more quarantined, and large manufacturing hubs shuttered, oil demand in China has collapsed by nearly three million barrels per day, or 20% of total consumption, as a result of the creeping economic paralysis unleashed by the coronavirus epidemic. The drop is said to be the most massive demand shock the oil market has suffered since the global financial crisis of 2008 to 2009… The shock also has sent freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCC) on Mideast Gulf and U.S. Gulf to Asia routes to their lowest since mid-September, shipbrokers told Reuters… ‘The market had gone back to what it was before the COSCO sanctions came in,’ said one shipbroker referring to U.S. sanctions on the state-owned Chinese shipping firm.. The plunge in freight rates wasn’t limited to just tankers. We’ve noted that the Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index continues to plunge as the virus outbreak shuts down about two-thirds of China’s economy, leading to an economic shock that is starting to vibrate across the world, seen mostly in commodity prices, shipping rates, bond markets, widening credit spreads, and global equity prices at the moment.”.

Rare Direct Clash Between Turkish & Syrian Armies Leaves Scores Dead & Wounded – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/turkish-syrian-armies-rare-clashes-idlib-scores-killed-each-side – “However, Syrian Army statements and sources still say despite the Turkish interference they’ve advanced on the flashpoint town of Saraqeb, considered crucial to liberating Idlib… In an alarming sign that the Syrian and Turkish armies could be on the brink of broader war in Idlib and northern Syria, the Britain-based opposition group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Turkey shelled Syrian Army positions across three provinces, killing a total of eight soldiers as of Monday… Ankara has said Damascus’ push to take Idlib province is forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee the assault towards the Turkish border, adding to Turkey’s refugee woes, which it claims has now reached 3.5 million it is hosting in its borders… Erdogan has threatened to act militarily against pro-Assad forces if they don’t cease their destructive offensive in war-torn Idlib. It now appears he’s making good on that threat, and we could see things escalate quickly though it remains that Idlib is still recognized by the UN as sovereign Syrian soil (now occupied by al-Qaeda linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham), which Assad has vowed to liberate “every inch” of.”

Zerohedge Suspended On Twitter – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/zerohedge-suspended-twitter – “What appears to have happened is that twitter received a complaint from the website best known for publishing the discredited Steele dossier when no other media outlet would touch it, and making cat slideshows of course, Buzzfeed, in which someone called Ryan Broderick (who appears to have a rather “colorful” history), writes that Zero Hedge ‘has released the personal information of a scientist from Wuhan, China, falsely accusing them of creating the coronavirus as a bioweapon, in a plot it said is the real-life version of the video game Resident Evil.’.. A few points: the article referenced by Buzz Feed, “Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?”, is as the title implies, a question, and one which considering the huge significance and life or death import of the Coronavirus pandemic, has to be answered, especially since even the establishment’s Foreign Policy magazine writes bat soup, which is widely being cited and circulated by the mainstream press as the cause of the coronavirus breakout, is not the cause of the Wuhan virus. The widely read website Health.com also chimes in: “No, Coronavirus Was Not Caused by ‘Bat Soup‘”. Meanwhile, Business Insider writes ‘Experts think the Wuhan coronavirus jumped from bats to snakes to people. Bats have been the source of at least 4 pandemics.’.. So considering that Peng Zhou, who currently works at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is the Leader of the Bat Virus Infection and Immunization Group at the Institute, the question certainly is a reasonable one and, in a normal world, would demand an answer from the established media (assuming it wasn’t afraid of risking lucrative Chinese funding) instead of leaving it to “fringe” websites.”

Coronavirus Censorship Promoted In Pandemic Exercise Is Now Happening! (6 min) – by Spiro Skouras

Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? An Inside Look May Shock You! (19 min) – by Spiro Skouras

More from the Selling-Bernie Desk: The Party’s Over: Bernie’s Last Dance With the Dems – by Jim Kavanagh – https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/01/31/the-partys-over-bernies-last-dance-with-the-dems/ – “His nomination would be a radical departure and would radically disrupt the Democratic Party and the whole political game, and he would have a great chance to win, opening new and substantively different and left, social-democratic possibilities in the U.S… Nowhere is this more evident than in his Medicare-for-All program, and nothing has been more revelatory then watching fauxgressives like Warren and Buttigieg moonwalk away from it. Bernie’s universal coverage single-payer program establishes healthcare as a human right, not a commodity. It concretely benefits the lives and enhances the social power of the great majority of citizens by taking public control of an essential service, and eliminating a predatory capitalist industry. That is why all the other Democratic candidates (save perhaps Tulsi, who has been unfairly but effectively rendered moot) reject it: they prefer maintaining health care as a commodity sold to consumers for a profit, just adding a generic version on the supermarket shelf; their “public option” is all about preserving the “profit option.” ” – Comment: Dream on.

From the What-The-Bernie-ites-Think Desk: Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution Is Long Overdue – by Alan Minsky – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-political-revolution-is-long-overdue/ – “Indeed, ending our political stalemate would usher in the kind of progressive change polls indicate Americans would welcome with open arms. These policies include a reduced Pentagon budget, sane gun laws, a humane immigration policy (with a direct route to citizenship), the expansion of Social Security and the erasure of student debt, guaranteed vacation time, a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, equal pay for equal work, a federal jobs guarantee and Medicare for all. Perhaps most important, we could respond to the climate emergency on a scale scientists say is necessary.”

For the Week of 1/27/20:

Joseph Farrel posted this link on his twitter:Scientists have created what they claim are the first ”living robots“: entirely new life-forms created out of living cells… A team of researchers have taken cells from frog embryos and turned them into a machine that can be programmed to work as they wish… It is the first time that humanity has been able to create “completely biological machines from the ground up”, the team behind the discovery write in a new paper… ‘These are novel living machines,’ says Joshua Bongard, the University of Vermont expert who co-led the new research. ‘They’re neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It’s a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.’.. The new creatures were designed using a supercomputer and then built by biologists. They could now be used for a variety of different purposes, those behind the creation say.” Comment: IMO, “beings” like the Alien Greys may be such biological robots – that is to say, their cells are living beings with a direct connection to the creative source of the All-That-Is, but their mental processes are entirely programmed and under the control of AI. This is, I think, where the Alien Invading Force (Annunaki, Nephalim, Archons, Controlled “Elite” Bloodlines, Sabbatean Frankists <Illuminati>, and all the associated egoic hierarchies) want to take all of humanity, in the quest for this Archetypal force to dominate (infect) this planet. So this technology already exists, I think, particularly if we live in a steady-state universe (no big bang). They just want their minions on Earth to bring the ability to reproduce it here, to further their war against Awareness.

The Future Doesn’t Belong to China – by “Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center” – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/01/future-doesnt-belong-china-daniel-greenfield/ – “The problem in America, Europe, and Asia is that the wonders of the Industrial Revolution have been redirected to little more than personal conveniences, while our societies have shed everything else, religion, culture, purpose, and family, leaving behind comfortable societies with no future… The People’s Republic of China is not going to take over the world. Its expansive ambitions are impressive, but they’re built on a materialistic decadence that will destroy them. Mercantile empires can be built on greed and a love of pleasure, but as the price grows too high, they fall the same way… The free market is superior not because of some innate magic of the system, a hall of mirrors that some libertarians wander into and then never leave, but because it allows people to pursue worthwhile goals, whether it’s raising a family, inventing the airplane, or anything in between. When the only goal is waiting to buy an 8K television, then the market becomes a Skinner box that destroys those who use it.”

Congress Now Funding ‘Controversial’ Geoengineering ‘Plan B’ to Spray Particles in the Sky to Cool Earth – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/congress-now-funding-controversial-geoengineering-plan-b-to-spray-particles-in-the-sky-to-cool-earth/ – “It was reported this month that the top climate change scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has received $4 million in funding from Congress along with permission to study two highly controversial geoengineering methods in an attempt to cool the Earth. According to Science Magazine, David Fahey, director of the Chemical Sciences Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, told his staff last week that the federal government is ready to examine the science behind “geoengineering”—or what he dubbed a “Plan B” for climate change… What could possibly go wrong?.. Before we go any further, it is important to point out to new readers that we are not a satire site. We are not a conspiracy theory site. The information you are about to read is factually accurate and 100% real despite the ostensible ‘skeptics’ who claim otherwise… Over the past several years, the “conspiracy theory” of spraying particles into the sky to cool the Earth has become more mainstream. It came to a head last year when CNBC put out a video titled How Bill Gates-Funded Solar Geoengineering Could Help End Climate Change.”

Archons and How They Interfere With Our Lives – by Patrick Herbert – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2020/01/28/archons-and-how-they-interfere-with-our-lives/ – “We can call being in a body a “human experience”. These human experiences we have are normally assigned a label such as Patrick, Rachelle, Tom, or Randall… I believe that this energy body with integrated awareness is the first level of encoding and decoding that ultimately leads to the experience of a “physical” world. This is my current take on the organization of these quantum energies and the associated Chakra system, which I am continually updating as I research these things further. Regardless, it is in these areas that Archons prey upon us… Each Chakra has with it associated sets of emotional states. In the realm of energy, a flow occurs from bottom to top, in and out, of each of the seven Chakras. That flow of energy can be blocked by negative emotional states such as the sacral Chakra being blocked by fear and/or the fear of death… When that flow of energy is blocked and disrupted with nowhere to go, energy begins to leak into the electromagnetic field of the energy body. This is where Archons come into play.”

The Troubling Decline of International Law – by Craig Murray – https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2020/01/the-troubling-decline-of-international-law/ – “When Blair and Bush invaded Iraq, not only without the sanction of the UN Security Council but in the certain knowledge the Security Council was against it, and in Blair’s case against the unanimous opinion of the FCO’s entire cadre of Legal Advisers who stated that the war was illegal, they not only precipitated a crisis that has resulted in millions of deaths, they dealt a killing blow to the entire fabric of international law… The results are now becoming every day more visible. We have just survived for now, thanks to Iran’s remarkable sense and restraint, a dangerous crisis in the Middle East following the illegal assassination of General Soleimani, who was travelling on a diplomatic mission at the time. The use on a massive scale of execution by drone – including execution of UK and US nationals – by the British and American governments, often without the permission of the government in whose territory the execution takes place, is an appalling breach of international law for which there appears to be no effective remedy… The FCO Legal Advisers refused to advise that the killing of Soleimani was legal in international law. However the UK government no longer cares if something is legal in international law or not. The government line was originally that there was an “arguable case” that the assassination was legal, then after objections from legal advisers the line changed to ‘it is not for the UK to determine whether the drone strike is legal’.”

IMF Warning: Another Potential “Great Depression” – by Mac Slavo – https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/imf-warning-another-potential-great-depression_01222020 – “The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that’s largely been brushed aside by mainstream media. Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the IMF, is warning that the global economy risks another Great Depression.”.. What makes things worse, is that the propaganda outlets in the United States are continuing to ignore the red flags of a looming disaster. Mainstream Americans are blissfully unaware that they are unaware of what’s coming in this manipulated economy we are all forced to live under… RT pointed out that for instance, rudimentary Google searches suggest neither the Financial Times nor the Economist have covered Georgieva’s comments at all. It is very ethically questionable but also understandable, in a cynical sense, given their complete attachment to the doctrine of Neo-liberal economics and centralized banking. The worst part is that once the next Great Depression strikes, the masses won’t put the blame where it belongs, on the ruling class and banking elitists.”

https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/1222696046767366144Ezra Levant, after writing “The Libranos” about the Trudeau regime, is prosecuted politically: HIDDEN CAMERA: Police interrogated me about my Justin Trudeau book. They didn’t know I videotaped it (26 min)

Musk Reads: Starlink gets scrubbed – Did the FCC break the law over Starlink? Crew Dragon prepares to embark on the next six months. And why don’t Mars colonists live in lava tubes? – by Mike Brown – https://www.inverse.com/innovation/musk-reads-starlink-gets-scrubbed – “Starlink is designed to support up to 42,000 satellites, but astronomers are worried about the impact on their work. Starting with the most recent batch, SpaceX has started experimenting with painting the satellites black to reduce their shine. A legal paper, shared with Business Insider last week and due for publication this year, suggests that the FCC giving the thumbs-up may have violated federal environmental law. The argument rests mostly on the National Environmental Policy Act from 1970, which requires agencies to assess the environmental impact of activities. In a statement, the FCC said it “strongly rejects” the notion… Ben Lamm, CEO at Hypergiant Industries which is developing interplanetary internet, called for caution as space rapidly commercializes. Speaking to Inverse, Lamm said that we ‘need to make sure satellites don’t interfere with our ability to monitor the universe and that we have the appropriate technologies and defenses in place to deal with a rapidly cluttered local solar environment.’.. Starlink satellites weigh 573 pounds each and orbit at an altitude of 550 kilometers. Later this year, SpaceX expects to start offering high-speed internet provided by the satellites to the northern United States and Canada.”

They’re Even Admitting that the Slander of Dr. Mengele Was a Pack of Lies – the Last Days of the ‘Holocaust’ Myth – by Eric Striker – https://russia-insider.com/en/theyre-even-admitting-slander-dr-mengele-was-pack-lies-last-days-holocaust-myth/ri28228 – “The Immovable Force of Auschwitz: If you’ve noticed that the Holocaust story appears more centered around Auschwitz than usual, it’s because this is the last straw Holocaustians have to grasp on… An interesting new fad has emerged, particularly with “ex-” revisionists, who admit that all the claims of the Holocaust are lies except the ones made specifically about Auschwitz. Some prominent figures in this sphere today include big names like David Irving anwid David Cole, two men who simply got tired of being imprisoned and physically beaten for their opinions on history. This is a testament to Auschwitz being the king of all third rails… But here too, we are beginning to see official omissions of previously claimed homicidal gas chambers, for example at Auschwitz I (Stammlager), the main camp tourists visit. The USHMM now specifically distinguishes only Auschwitz II (Birkenau) as the site of homicide gassings.”

How a Viral Pandemic Benefits The Globalist Agenda – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/how-a-viral-pandemic-benefits-the-globalist-agenda.html – “Yes, the world is on the verge of a violent sea-change, but this is not the most important issue. The most important issue is that this precarious situation is not the product of random chance, simple greed, base human frailty or an “overly complex” system as mainstream experts will predictably claim; it is a deliberately engineered chaos box designed to serve the interests of a select few… The globalist agenda is complicated in design but simple in its goals: Order out of chaos. Create or exploit every crisis to manipulate the public into consenting. But consent for what?.. As Richard N. Gardner, former deputy assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations under Kennedy and Johnson, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, wrote in the April, 1974 issue of the Council on Foreign Relation’s (CFR) journal Foreign Affairs (pg. 558) in an article titled ‘The Hard Road To World Order’: ‘In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.’

Rock the Vote! – Propaganda Watch (w/Video 22min) – by James Corbett – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/rock-the-vote-propaganda-watch.html – “We all know that the powers-that-shouldn’t-be don’t put together a decades-long propaganda campaign to condition the public to believe in the plain, simple truth. So why have they spent decades (if not centuries) trying to condition us to believe that voting is important and effective?.. Today on #PropagandaWatch James explores the propaganda campaign surrounding voting and what it tells us about the statist indoctrination system we live under.”

Police Allowed To Conduct Illegal Searches Of Vehicles At Concerts And Music Festivals – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/police-allowed-to-conduct-illegal-searches-of-vehicles-at-concerts-and-music-festivals.html – “The Appeals Court ruling allows law enforcement to search and seize anyone’s vehicle simply because they purchased a ticket to a music festival or sporting event… ‘The Court of Appeals determined that the search of the Defendant’s automobile fell within the automobile exception to the warrant requirement. The officer may seize the automobile and obtain a search warrant or instead may search the automobile immediately.’.. The Appeals Court also ruled music festival/sportsgoers have no right to privacy… ‘The Defendant clearly had no expectation of privacy upon entering the Festival. The terms of admittance to the Festival as set forth on his ticket make clear that he is subject to search for controlled substances. The Defendant purchased a license to camp, which did not afford him rights equivalent to that of a homeowner, lessee or occupant of a hotel room.’.. Rulings like these threaten everyone’s rights.”

Trump Refuses to Rein in Antifa Even When they Terrorize His Base, to Please His Zionist Paymasters – by Eric Striker – https://russia-insider.com/en/trump-refuses-rein-antifa-even-when-they-terrorize-his-base-please-his-zionist-paymasters/ri28096 – “As for the left-wing paramilitary groups, they are growing in number and are emboldened not only by Trump’s flagrant inaction, but by his FBI’s campaign of violent suppression and solitary confinement torture against those who decided to make a stand and protect ordinary citizens engaging in their First Amendment rights… With the 50-60,000 strong Democratic Socialists of America recently electing to provide material support and manpower to the once tiny cells of anarchist terrorists, this red terror is only getting worse. The blackshirts and Proud Boys who once provided security to normal Americans have all been sued or imprisoned… Never have normal, socially conservative Americans been more censored and afraid to speak their minds than today, under Trump. Trump’s pathetic gaggle of gay and Jewish pundits at Prager, Blaze, TPUSA that he has betrayed his original populist movement for have no interest in anything other than their immediate financial well-being and Israel.”

Iraq to Neocons: Get the Hell Out of Our Country – by Kurt Nimmohttps://thefreedomarticles.com/iraq-to-neocons-get-the-hell-out-of-our-country/ – “PMF commander Hashd al-Shaabi is at the front of the renewed effort to get the USG out of the country. He may be the next one to be blown to smithereens by a USG missile… In a sane, non-neocon influenced world, the US would heed the demands of the Iraqis and begin the process of leaving the country, as Trump promised (never believe the promises of a narcissist). Unfortunately, we don’t live in a sane and rational world. We live a world dominated by psychopaths, sadists, pedophiles, and control freaks… Iraqis have all the right in the world to attack foreign soldiers illegally occupying their country. No matter how hard the corporate war propaganda media spins the attack on the USG embassy, the conclusion is obvious—this is the beginning of a concerted effort to get the USG out of the country. It is, to say the least, a pernicious influence and the “exceptional nation” is responsible for the death of well over a million Iraqis, for which it has yet to be held to account. The war propaganda media may characterize this attack as Iranian hostility but in fact it is a justified response on the part of Iraqis. If the Iraqis invaded and occupied St. Louis, would we expect the response to be any different?”

For the Week of 1/20/20:

‘Biblical’ Locust Plague With Mega-Swarms The Size Of Cities Descends On East Africa (w/Video) – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/biblical-locust-plague-worst-mega-swarms-70-years-devastate-east-africa

From Meltup To Meltdown: Virus Fears Stoked, Deutsche Bank Broke, & Capitalism ‘Woke’ – by Bill Blain – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/meltup-meltdown-virus-fears-stoked-deutsche-bank-broke-capitalism-woke – “Deutsche Bank: I was out to lunch on Friday with a very senior and famous City figure, and we ended up talking about Deutsche Bank. Our conclusion was it’s unlikely to find a route back to market relevance, and it’s almost inevitable it will be swallowed up in a domestic merger (despite last year’s failed wooing of Commerzbank), or simply vanish in a puff of logic. We got on to speaking about why the German’s are such brilliant engineers but such hopeless bankers – we concluded its probably genetic, but also because of the insularity of each Lander, the lack of single financing hub, a suspicion of Anglo-Saxon business, and political factors… So you can guess I laughed my silly when I read on Saturday morning the latest wizard wheeze to restore Deutsche Bank to the top flight of banking is to appoint a former politician with zero banking experience who got squeezed out in the last round of Bundestag musical chairs. (And it doesn’t help they will also be fined for bribery in Saudi Arabia – who could possibly have guessed paying introductory fees to The House of Saud was illegal? (US Readers – Sarcasm Alert.)).. Woke Capitalism: The best definition of Woke I’ve heard is from my daughter, who slightly shocked that neither I or her stepmother didn’t really understand the concept, defined it as: “The right to be offended by the opinions of anyone else about anything, while being equally offended if they are offended by your opinions.” I think that seems to sum it up pretty well.”

Militants’ Defense In Southeastern Idlib Collapsed. Maarat Al-Numan Is On Brink Of Fallhttps://southfront.org/militants-defense-in-southeastern-idlib-collapsed-maarat-al-numan-is-on-brink-of-fall/The defense of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its Turkish-backed allies in southeastern Idlib collapsed. Government forces liberated a number of villages north and south of Maarat al-Numan, including Baboulin, Hamidiya, Kafr Basin, Dayr Gharbi, Bseida, Takana… According to pro-government soruces, militants are now placing IEDs and mines in Maarat al-Numan and rpeparing to withdraw from the city via the remaining corridor. The Turkish observation post near Hish is also about to be encircled by the Syrian Army… Government forces’ advance is ongoing amid the fierce propaganda campaign by miltiants and their supporters. The main claims are that the Syrian Army and its allies are somehow seeking to destroy and burn all the liberated areas… Syrian and Russian sources also warn about provocations that are now being prepared by the White Helmets, the propaganda wing of al-Qaeda in Idlib, and other similar organizations.”

From the Bring-In-The-Usual-Suspects Desk: Terrorists Plan To Stage Chemical Attack In Northern Syria: SANAhttps://southfront.org/terrorists-plan-to-stage-chemical-attack-in-northern-syria-sana/ – “TASS reports (source): ‘Terrorist groups active in northern Syria plan to stage a chemical weapons attack to stop the Syrian Army’s advance, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Monday… ‘According to the agency, terrorists and “Turkish mercenaries” have begun preparations to stage a chemical weapons attack on civilians in the western part of the Aleppo province. SANA added that militants would try to draw the international community’s attention to the incident in order to stop the Syrian army’s advance.’ ”

Coronavirus: Scientist Warns of Biggest Risk In 100 Years – Chris Martenson & Mike Maloney (12 min)

Google — A Dictator Unlike Anything the World Has Ever Known – by Joseph Mercola – https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/01/joseph-mercola/google-a-dictator-unlike-anything-the-world-has-ever-known/ – “In other words, who made Google sheriff of the internet? Second, I learned they had no customer service department, which seemed very strange, so if you have a problem with Google, then you have a problem because they don’t help you solve the problem… I learned also that although you can get onto a blacklist in a split second, it can take weeks to get off a blacklist. There have been businesses that have gotten onto their blacklists and have gone out of business while they’re trying to straighten out the problem… The thing that really caught my eye — because I’ve been a programmer my whole life — was I couldn’t figure out how they were blocking access to my website, not just through their own products … Google.com, the search engine, or through Chrome, which is their browser, but through Safari, which is an Apple product, through Firefox, which is a browser run by Mozilla, a nonprofit organization.”

The Impulses Of Lunar Fed Policy Under Repo Madness – by MN Gordon – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/impulses-lunar-fed-policy-under-repo-madness – “The Fed, through its repo madness program, has supplied financial markets – including big banks like JP Morgan – with mass liquidity. But that’s not all. The Fed’s also supplied financial markets with a highly tenuous assumption:..The Fed will never allow the lack of liquidity of a major debtor to become an insolvency crisis that contracts the money supply… This assumption, without question, will be proven false at the worst possible time… The repo market, as we understand it, is where big banks and hedge funds conduct countless interlocking transactions, totaling as much as $3 trillion in debt being financed each and every day. However, the repo market’s massive size and complex web of lending agreements makes it inherently fragile. Everything works just great…until suddenly something breaks… All it takes is the failure of a big bank or hedge fund to meet its commitments and the whole complex web of agreements comes undone. In short, a liquidity crisis could quickly contract credit with far reaching implications. Namely, rapid deflation.”

Did Bill Gates & World Economic Forum Predict Coronavirus Outbreak? An Inside Look May Shock You! (w/Video 19min) – by Spiro Skouras – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/did-bill-gates-world-economic-forum-predict-coronavirus-outbreak-an-inside-look-may-shock-you.html – “In this report we take an inside look at Event 201, which took place in NYC on October 18 2019. Event 201 is a high-level pandemic exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation… This is extremely fascinating because this pandemic simulation exercise of coronavirus took place about 6 weeks before the first illness from the coronavirus was actually reported in Wuhan, China. That is one hell of a coincidence if you believe in that sort of thing. Another fascinating connection is the fact that not only did the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation participate in and help set up the pandemic simulation of a coronavirus outbreak, but they just so happen to fund the group who owns the patent to the deadly coronavirus and are already working on a vaccine to solve the current crisis. Again, an incredible coincidence…”

REAL SCIENCE finds carbon dioxide’s effects on the climate are “negligible” – by Isabelle Z. – https://climate.news/2020-01-15-science-shows-carbon-dioxide-isnt-the-planets-enemy.html – “Climate change activists love to insist that carbon dioxide is behind global warming, and they’ve made a sport out of refuting claims to the contrary. However, it’s getting harder to defend their delusional stance as more than 100 different scientific papers and counting show that carbon dioxide’s effect on the climate is actually quite small… The papers use terms such as “negligible” to describe the effects of CO2 on the climate. For example, a paper from last year said there was not “a consistent warming with gradual increase (in CO2) in low to high latitudes in both hemispheres, as it should be from the global warming theory.” After pointing out the complexity of climate predictions, the researchers said it is simply not possible to support the notion that global warming stems from human-caused greenhouse effect.”

Virginia Senate Passes Red Flag Gun Seizure Bill Two Days After Second Amendment Rally – by Chris Menahan – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/virginia-senate-passes-red-flag-gun-seizure-bill-two-days-after-second-amendment-rally.html – “The leftist cultural imperialists who took control of Virginia last election thanks to immigration and demographic shifts are going full steam ahead with their plan to fundamentally transform the state into a mirror image of San Francisco. Legislators in West Virginia just last week put forward a bill to prohibit all “past, present and future” federal gun control in their state… As the Tenth Amendment Center reports: ‘A bill introduced in the West Virginia House would set the foundation to create a gun sanctuary state by prohibiting enforcement of past, present and future federal gun control. Passage into law would represent a major step toward ending federal acts that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms within the state in practice and effect.’

From the OMG-Here-We-Go Desk: How the Vaccine Deep State Unleashed a “KILL SWITCH” Against Natural News Using Corrupt California Courts – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-01-23-how-the-vaccine-deep-state-unleashed-kill-switch-against-natural-news.html – “It turns out that any website in America can now be ordered completely shut down through a secret court process that completely violates due process and the rule of law. This “kill switch” was tested on NaturalNews.com, where it wreaked havoc for 48 hours. We have since recovered and we’re posting new content, which is why you are able to read this story… Our investigations reveal that a shadowy group that we label the “vaccine deep state” is behind it all, and they are conspiring with the corrupt courts to issue utterly illegal, unconstitutional “takedown” orders to key internet infrastructure providers… In an upcoming article, Natural News will release the names of the other infrastructure providers who have been hit with these secret court orders. We may also release the name of the judge in an upcoming article, once we file with the DOJ or other law enforcement authorities.”

NEO – US Agency for global media: the Empire’s newest propaganda arm – by Henry Kamens – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/01/23/neo-us-agency-for-global-media-the-empires-newest-propaganda-arm/ – “My first reaction to learning about the creation of a new government agency, the US Agency for Global Media, was one of complete surprise and ANGER. Does not the US government already have at its disposal enough purported media – VOA and democracy support groups, NDI, collaborating media and a wide range of related agencies?.. And now enters a new kid on the block. Not really new, but the same old and well-known bully wearing a new set of clothes, with deep pockets itching to pick fights… I always liked the quote of Mark Twain about the choices between being informed or misinformed: ‘If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed, if you do, you are misinformed.’ “

Colombia’s Indigenous Demand Justice After 20 Leaders Killedhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Colombias-Indigenous-Demand-Justice-After-20-Leaders-Killed-20200123-0007.html – “Colombia’s Indigenous people are outraged at the death of more than 20 social leaders inside South American country, the counselor of the Indigenous Youth of Colombia , Eliel Castillo, said this week… Castillo, who participates in the World Encounter Against Imperialism, remarked that there is a systematic massacre occurring in his country. A massacre which has largely been ignored by the Colombian government, despite promises of safety… He said that social activists and Indigenous leaders who have been killed sought the transformation of a society in which they can have opportunities.”

HSBC Whistleblower Interview: World Economy Would Collapse if Banks Stopped Laundering Money (w/Video 27min)- by Spiro Skouras – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/hsbc-whistleblower-interview-world-economy-would-collapse-if-banks-stopped-laundering-money.html – “Do you ever wonder why the mainstream corporate media always tries to sell the public half truths, if any truth at all? Why the governments seem to only prosecute and jail members of the public and never the CEOs of companies or heads of organizations responsible for the largest and most wicked crimes?.. It has long been an open secret that the banksters are the ones running the world. Governments either turn a blind eye, or are often complicit in financial criminal activity. Instead of attempting to weed out corruption, the governments often facilitate it… The media, who is supposed to act as the watchdog to keep corruption in check, is owned and controlled by a handful of special interest groups who profit immensely due to the fact that the general public is often unaware that they are even the victims of the institutions and corporations we are indoctrinated to blindly trust.”

Breaking: Confirmed, Turkey closing Black Sea to US Navy-NATOhttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/01/22/breaking-confirmed-turkey-closing-the-black-sea-to-us-navy-nato/ – “Turkey began to block the passage of NATO ships from the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea, thereby indicating its position against the North Atlantic Alliance. According to the Nordic Monitor, restrictions on the passage of NATO warships from the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea are already in effect, and therefore, even US Navy ships cannot freely enter the Black Sea region… At the meeting, Turkish officials emphasized that stability in the Black Sea should be maintained (paragraph 2.a); NATO activities will be supported in accordance with the restrictions imposed by the Montreux Convention (paragraph 2.b), and Russia should not be unduly provoked (paragraph 2.b), military protocols are disclosed.”

UK’s House of Lords passes Withdrawal Agreement to allow Brexit by end of Januaryhttps://www.rt.com/uk/478925-withdrawal-agreement-brexit-bill-passed/ – “Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle after Britain’s upper house of parliament passed the legislation on Wednesday… The move comes some three and a half years after the referendum in which a narrow majority voted for the UK to leave the EU, having joined in 1973. The referendum sparked a tumultuous period in British politics including the resignations of two Tory prime ministers and two general elections… Earlier on Wednesday, the House of Commons overturned changes made to the legislation by the House of Lords which would have included protections for child refugees following Britain’s exit from the EU. The House of Lords later passed the legislation without pushing the proposed changes… The bill now just needs Royal assent from the British monarch before passing into law.”

Nearly 5 Times as Many Police Officers Killed Themselves Than Were Shot in 2019 – by Matt Agorist – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/01/nearly-5-times-as-many-police-officers-killed-themselves-than-were-shot-in-2019.html – “We need to start looking at this increasing rate of officer suicides and realize the underlying problems attributing to them. If we can begin to correct those problems, the cops shooting citizens rate may start to fall too… According to other experts in the field, cumulative exposure to trauma, horrific accidents and shootings can lead to mental health struggles that too often go untreated. A report by Blue H.E.L.P. reveals the rate of PTSD and depression for police and firefighters is five times higher than the civilian population… A report commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation showed that officers’ highest risk of death is by suicide with most deaths in California and Texas.”

Could This (Finally!) be the End for the Atlantic Integrationists? – by The Saker – https://www.unz.com/tsaker/could-this-finally-be-the-end-for-the-atlantic-integrationists/ – “By now we all have heard the news, the entire Russian government has resigned and a new Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, has been appointed. And we also know that the Internet has exploded with all sorts of speculations about what this all could mean… Alas, until we know who will be included in the new government, there is very little we can really say. I mean, yes, in theory, we could hold out breath and expect Glaziev will be appointed to a top position in the so-called “economic block” of the government, but how do we know that it will not be Kudrin instead?!.. We don’t… One thing we do know for sure is what Putin announced in his speech. You can read the full text here for yourself, but here are two things I want to single out: 1) Putin has announced a major effort to deal with the (still appalling) poverty suffered by many Russians; 2) Putin has announced a major effort to truly re-sovereignize Russia”

Dead Hand: Russian Real-Life Doomsday Machine (w/Video 8min) – https://southfront.org/dead-hand-russian-real-life-doomsday-machine/Well made video from South Front

IRGC Commander & “Soleimani Ally” Shot Dead By Masked Assassins On Motorcycle – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/key-soleimani-ally-irgc-commander-shot-dead-my-masked-assassins-motorcycle – “An elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander has been shot dead by masked assailants in front of his house in southwestern Iran. Crucially, he was a mid-range to possibly top commander of the IRGC’s hardline domestic wing, the Basij militia, and a close ally of recently assassinated Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, reports state news IRNA on Wednesday… The details clearly suggest that it was an assassination at this point by an unknown entity or group given two men riding a motorcycle drove by and essentially executed him in the street… Reuters has described the slain Basij militia commander, Abdolhossein Mojaddami, as ‘an ally of Qassem Soleimani’

Emergency alert from the Health Ranger to all Natural News readers:

Mike Adams

Update from the Health Ranger, Jan. 21, 2020, 9:14pm – Natural News is under extreme attack from a new, highly sophisticated form of cyber warfare that we have not witnessed before. This attack began shortly after we posted our article documenting the FBI’s involvement in running the white supremacist front group known as “The Base,” which provided a convenient pretext for Virginia Gov. Northam to declare a state of emergency to disarm citizens at the recent pro-2A rally in Richmond… This attack has resulted in a blocking of access to our own web servers… This means we are currently unable to post new stories until this attack is resolved. Some stories posted over the last four days are also inaccessible. In addition to this sophisticated cyber warfare attack, we have also been subjected to phishing attempts that targeted the email inboxes of our staff members. Those attacks were thwarted… It is clear that censorship in America is now escalating to the point where the hosting infrastructure of prominent independent media publishers are being targeted and attacked in order to silence independent journalism. It is no coincidence that Glenn Greenwald was also just recently criminally charged in Brazil, even as Julian Assange remains a prisoner of the global deep state… The timing of this attack on Natural News should be understood as a serious warning that the deep state is planning to carry out an especially nefarious and treasonous operation against America while taking steps to make sure that independent journalists are silenced in the aftermath… Pray for our safety. Pray for America. We are attempting to overcome this sophisticated cyber warfare attack and will post stories as soon as we are able. – Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Fed’s Core Mission Now Includes Climate Changehttps://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/fed-s-core-mission-now-includes-climate-change-9i0VcEMMnka-AOFy69N5XQ – “Lael Brainard, Chair of the Fed’s Committee on Financial Stability, says Climate Change Matters for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability… ‘So how does climate change fit into the work of the Federal Reserve? To support a strong economy and a stable financial system, the Federal Reserve needs to analyze and adapt to important changes to the economy and financial system. This is no less true for climate change than it was for globalization or the information technology revolution.’..To fulfill our core responsibilities, it will be important for the Federal Reserve to study the implications of climate change for the economy and the financial system and to adapt our work accordinglyClimate Change Essential to Achieving Mission – Brainard was just one of the speakers at the Fed’s Economics of Climate Change summit last November… Mary Daly, San Francisco Fed president has this Q&A in her presentation… Q: Why is the San Francisco Fed hosting a climate conference? Why this? Why now?.. A: The answer is simple. It’s essential to achieving our mission.” (underlined emphasis added)

Belief in the ‘Holocaust’ Is Crumbling Around the World, What Will the Consequences of this Earthquake Be? – by Mike Walsh – https://russia-insider.com/en/belief-holocaust-crumbling-around-world-what-will-consequences-earthquake-be/ri28114 – “No less than Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accept that historical revisionism ought to be recognised. But both advised caution and control as the consequences of revisionism (historical propaganda-free truths) were beyond contemplation… One can only speculate as to the reaction of millions who realise that not only have they been deceived by the holocaust lobby but actually aided the fraudsters by defending the holocaust narrative… Another matter for speculation as to how the now panicking holocaust lobbyists, the media, educationalists, judiciary, and the political elite will defend their previous positions.”

Davos Forum: Stuck On Stupid Over “Climate Action Failure” – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/davos-forum-stuck-on-stupid-over-climate-action-failure/ – “For all of the economic problems facing the world, the Davos leadership saw fit to have 17 year-old Greta Thunberg come and give them a tongue lashing for not living up to her expectations of climate change hysteria… She duly scolded them on every front, but mostly for listening to her while subsequently doing nothing about her demands… Why would the WEF allow an autistically-challenged teenager with no experience in business, economics or climate science to address them in the first place? The answer to this is not at all clear, but on the surface of it, it seems that this young know-nothing girl has been elevated to some kind of sainthood where she can go anywhere and say anything and people hang on every word that proceeds out of her mouth… But Saint Greta has been assigned a dark side to punish deniers, outliers and stubborn plutocrats. When you are guilty and you know it, a few scourings by Saint Greta will buy you enough indulgences to keep on flying in your private jets and investing in fossil fuels. Some egregious cheaters may need a few more stripes than others.” (emphasis added)

Trump Angers Conservatives Over Guns While Negotiating With Lawmakers On TV – by Jessica Taylor – https://www.npr.org/2018/02/28/589635979/trump-backs-conflicting-gun-measures-while-negotiating-with-lawmakers-on-tv – “During the gathering at the White House of both GOP and Democratic lawmakers, the president showed an openness to expanding background checks, possibly raising the age to purchase AR-15 rifles and also overriding due process, if necessary, to take guns away from mentally ill people or those who have been red-flagged as potential dangers, as the admitted shooter in Parkland, Fla., two weeks ago had been… Which Direction Is Trump Heading On Guns?.. Trump bluntly told GOP lawmakers that any effort to include a concealed-carry reciprocity measure with a gun bill would effectively sink its chances — which is because of firm opposition from Senate Democrats. But there were other moments where the president showed a naiveté of the lawmaking process, claiming that it would be easy to get 60 votes for a bill to pass the Senate…”

George Soros Launches Campaign to Silence “Climate Deniers” on YouTube! (6 min) – by Spiro Skouras – Note: follow Spiro on Bitchute.

‘We Will Not Be Intimidated’: Journalist Glenn Greenwald Defiant After Being Charged With Cybercrimes By Right-Wing Bolsonaro Brazilian Government – “This is despicable, dangerous, and a crime against journalism.” – by Eoin Higgins – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/21/we-will-not-be-intimidated-journalist-glenn-greenwald-defiant-after-being-charged – “The move to charge Greenwald by the right-wing government of President Jair Bolsonaro was quickly and forcefully condemned by progressives and journalists around the world.’.. ‘This is beyond disturbing,’ said Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation… Prosecutors claim that Greenwald—who has lived in Brazil with his husband, David Miranda, for many years—is at the center of a “criminal conspiracy” to hack cellphones of government officials.”

Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Gov’t Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders – Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Añez has ordered troops to the streets and forced opposition candidates to organize abroad for fear of arrest ahead of the country’s first elections since a US-backed coup last November – by Alan Macleod – https://www.mintpressnews.com/bolivia-election-government-mobilizes-military-arrests-opposition-leaders/264240/ – ” ‘The purpose of that is to intimidate people ahead of possible protests against the coup on the 22nd of January…This was a show of force saying you are not going to be able to march what you want. The military is preparing for a war-style operations if marches do arrive in the city. It is about intimidating the people,’ he said in an interview with TeleSUR English; ‘The point was to be a show of force, rather than itself be an act of repression. It was there to show what repression could come.’ ”

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks – Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government’s most classified and secretive networks – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/cybereason-investors-offer-israeli-spy-classified-intelligence/264095/ – “If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies with a history of espionage against the U.S. but also foreign military intelligence, it would — at the very least — garner substantial media attention. Yet, no media reports to date have noted that such a scenario exists on a massive scale and that the company making such software recently simulated the cancellation of the 2020 election and the declaration of martial law in the United States… Earlier this month, MintPress News reported on the simulations for the U.S. 2020 election organized by the company Cybereason, a firm led by former members of Israel’s military intelligence Unit 8200 and advised by former top and current officials in both Israeli military intelligence and the CIA. Those simulations, attended by federal officials from the FBI, DHS and the U.S. Secret Service, ended in disaster, with the elections ultimately canceled and martial law declared due to the chaos created by a group of hackers led by Cybereason employees… The first installment of this three part series delved deeply into Cybereason’s ties to the intelligence community of Israel and also other agencies, including the CIA, as well as the fact that Cybereason stood to gain little financially from the simulations given that their software could not have prevented the attacks waged against the U.S.’ electoral infrastructure in the exercise… Also noted was the fact that Cybereason software could be potentially used as a backdoor by unauthorized actors, a possibility strengthened by the fact that the company’s co-founders all previously worked for firms that have a history of placing backdoors into U.S. telecommunications and electronic infrastructure as well as aggressive espionage targeting U.S. federal agencies… The latter issue is crucial in the context of this installment of this exclusive MintPress series, as Cybereason’s main investors turned partners have integrated Cybereason’s software into their product offerings. This means that the clients of these Cybereason partner companies, the U.S. intelligence community and military among them, are now part of Cybereason’s network of more than 6 million endpoints that this private company constantly monitors using a combination of staff comprised largely of former intelligence operatives and an AI algorithm first developed by Israeli military intelligence.”- Link to previous Mint Press article in this series: Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations https://www.mintpressnews.com/cybereason-israel-tech-firm-doomsday-election-simulations/263886/

For the Week of 1/13/20:

“The Fix Is In” – 130 California Doctors Are Going To Be Disciplined For Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions Richard Pan Doesn’t Like… There Is Absolutely No Hope, in California, For Right Thinking Doctors. Their Lives Are Over… Here’s How Pan is Going To “GET” Them…- by Tim Bolen – https://bolenreport.com/the-fix-is-in-130-california-doctors-are-going-to-be-disciplined-for-writing-vaccine-medical-exemptions-richard-pan-doesnt-like/1) On October 6th, 2016 I wrote this article: Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Arranged For Chinese Vaccine Manufacturers to Avoid US Government Scrutiny…(2) Then we go to this: On May 18th, 2018 US News and World Report wrote a very lengthy article titled “China’s Lock On Drugs.” The articles subtitle says it all: ‘The Asian giant’s control of world’s essential drugs complicates U.S. desire to seek new trade deal.’.. (3) Then it only gets worse. Read the quotes below:..

The Truth Trap (39 min) – by Max Igan – Comment: You’ll need to use your Spidey-Sense and read between the lines on this one, sisters and brothers!

Putin’s Now Purged the West from the Kremlin – by Tom Luongo – https://tomluongo.me/2020/01/17/putin-purged-west-kremlin/ – “It came as the biggest shock of the day on Wednesday. The Russian government resigned. The day before President Vladimir Putin gave his State of the Nation address and outlined a slate of constitutional changes… That speech prompted an overhaul of Russia’s government… Putin’s plan is to devolve some of the President’s overwhelming power to the legislature and the State Council, while beefing up the Constitutional Court’s ability to provide checks on legislation… While this came on suddenly it also shouldn’t be a surprise. These changes have been discussed for months leading up to Putin’s speech. And it’s been clear for the past few years that Putin has been engaged in the second phase of his long-term plan to first rebuild and then remake Russia during his time in office… The first phase was rescuing Russia from economic, societal and demographic collapse. It was in serious danger of this when Putin took over from Boris Yeltsin… It meant regaining control over strategic state resources, rebuilding Russia’s economy and defense, stabilizing its population, getting some semblance of political control within the Kremlin and bringing hope back to a country in desperate need of it… No one will be allowed to rule Russia like he has after he departs the office. Because Putin understands that the Russian presidency under the current constitution is far to powerful and leaves the country vulnerable to a man who isn’t a patriot being corrupted by that power. ”

The Virginia Gun Rights Conflict: Best And Worst Case Scenarios – by Brandon Smith – https://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4062-the-virginia-gun-rights-conflict-best-and-worst-case-scenarios – “Hard line democrats and the social justice cult are merely a symptom of the disease, they are not the source of the disease. However, I also acknowledge that the rift between conservatives and the political left has become so extreme that reconciliation is almost impossible. War might be unavoidable, and the globalists love it. If they can pretend like they had nothing to do with creating tensions, and if conservatives are so blinded by anger against Democrats that they refuse to admit that some of their own political leaders (including Trump) have been co-opted, the elites win… The danger in any civil war is that BOTH sides end up being manipulated and controlled, and that the situation is maneuvered towards an outcome that only serves the interests of a select few… Virginia may be a test bed, a trial run for a nationwide conflagration, and if it does hit a point where state officials compel a violent response from the citizenry, then it is important that liberty advocates remain vigilant and steer clear of incompetent or controlled leaders. It is also important that they remember there is a much larger agenda at play here; the Democrats may be useful idiots fueling that agenda, but most of them are oblivious to their role. Our fight is not with the Democrats, our fight is with the globalists that influence them; the same globalists that are trying to influence us.”

Labor Market Hits A Brick Wall: Job Openings Crater The Most Since The Financial Crisis – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/labor-market-hits-brick-wall-job-openings-crater-most-financial-crisis – “While one wouldn’t know it by looking at the BLS’ jobs report, which in November showed that a whopping 256K jobs were added, the JOLTS report issued moments ago showed a vastly different picture, one which if one didn’t know better would suggest that the US labor market hit a brick wall. Why? Because according to JOLTS, traditionally Janet Yellen’s favorite labor market report, job openings in November plunged by a massive 561K, from an upward revised 7.361MM to 6.800MM, the lowest monthly total since February 2018… Still, despite these two offsets, the near record plunge in job openings is a very loud, and very clear signal that something is breaking in the labor market, and if this trend continues, then the next logical escalation is a surge in layoffs as US employers retrench and force their existing workers to boost their productivity further… Needless to say, a nearly 600K drop in job openings is not something one would see if the economy was firing on all cylinders as the stock market represents every single day.”

Assange May Walk Free Thanks To CIA Bumbling: Former NYT General Counsel – by James Goodalehttps://www.zerohedge.com/political/assange-may-walk-free-thanks-cia-bumbling-former-nyt-general-counsel – “The Spanish newspaper El Pais broke the story that UC Global invaded Assange’s privacy at the Ecuadorian embassy and shared its surveillance with the CIA. It demonstrated step-by-step, document-by-document, UC Global’s actions and its contacts with the CIA. UC Global reportedly installed cameras throughout Assange’s space in the embassy — including his bathroom — and captured Assange’s every word and apparently livestreamed it, giving the CIA a free TV show of Assange’s daily life… After reading El Pais’s series, you would have to be a dunce not to believe the CIA didn’t monitor Assange’s every move at the Ecuadorian embassy, including trips to the bathroom… Ecuador granted Assange asylum in their embassy for seven years, after he jumped bail in London to avoid extradition to Sweden for allegedly raping two Swedish women. (Those charges are now dismissed.) If you can believe it, Ecuador had hired UC Global to protect the Ecuadorian embassy and Assange. Not surprisingly, the CIA later made UC Global its spy to surveil Assange.”

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Holds Annual Press Conference Evaluating Russian Foreign Policy (1hr 43min)

 

Ankara Asked U.S. To Restore Support For Idlib Militants – Report https://southfront.org/ankara-asked-u-s-to-restore-support-for-idlib-militants-report/ – “Turkey has asked the U.S. to restore its support for the remaining militants in Syria’s Greater Idlib, the Turkish-based pro-militant media outlet Syria TV reported on January 16, citing several sources… One of the sources told the TV channel that Turkish officials informed leaders from Greater Idlib of their request during a meeting that was held in Turkey a day earlier. Ankara also promised to support the militants against the ongoing Syrian military attack on the region, according to the source… ‘Turkish officials have informed faction leaders that Ankara has asked Washington for logistical support for the [Syrian] military factions, and has provided it with a list of what’s needed, but they are still awaiting a response from Washington,’ the Turkey-based TV channel quoted the source as saying... Another source told Syria TV that U.S. officials will be meeting factions’ leaders in Turkey on January 17 to discuss the situation in Greater Idlib. The source didn’t clarify if the meeting is related to Ankara’s request.”

Israeli Ministers Call For Assassinations, Major Military Action In Gaza Striphttps://southfront.org/israeli-ministers-call-for-assassinations-major-military-action-in-gaza-strip/ – “Israeli should return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said in a statement to the Israeli army radio on December 26… Katz statement came following a rocket attack from Gaza on nearby Israeli settlements in the evening of December 25. The attack didn’t result in any losses as all the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system…’Intelligence efforts are currently focused on determining who is responsible for ordering missile launch instructions in order to work to eliminate him,’ the Anadolu Agency quoted Katz as saying… Israel’s Science Minister Ofir Akunis, a member of the Security Cabinet, took a more extreme stand, calling for “a major military action” in the Gaza Strip in response to the repeated rocket attacks.”

NOT DONE YET: Trump Cooking Up MAJOR BOMBSHELL! – by Tom Beck – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/not-done-yet-trump-cooking-up-major-bombshell.html – “In 2019, the Federal Reserve’s stimulus packages – which SHOCKED the markets, since they represented a full U-turn in terms of policy, compared to the aggressive tightening in 2018 – were one of the primary reasons that the stock market soared by so much… On multiple occasions throughout 2019, stocks hit new all-time highs. In the 4th quarter, this really intensified and reached historic rally levels. Stocks were green almost on a daily basis… The FED’s balance sheet expansion is one of the major catalysts, as well as the pro-growth Phase 1 deal that China and the U.S. signed yesterday for the willingness of buyers to pay higher prices… The result is that the stock market is now the most expensive ever, as far as price/sales ratio goes…” – Comment: A good thumbnail sketch of the current state-of-the-economy

Northam Declares State of Emergency in Virginia Because “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol” – by Daisy Luther – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/northam-declares-state-of-emergency-in-virginia-because-armed-militia-groups-plan-to-storm-the-capitol.html – “The drama in Virginia has escalated again as Governor Ralph Northam declares an official State of Emergency before January 20th’s “Lobby Day” protests… Citing violence that erupted in Charlottesville during a Unite the Right rally in 2017, Northam said that there are credible threats that ‘armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol’ during Monday’s rally. In an executive order, he announced he is banning all weapons from Capitol Square for the day… ‘Credible intelligence gathered by Virginia’s law enforcement agencies indicates that tens of thousands of advocates plan to converge on Capitol Square for events culminating on January 20, 2020. Available information suggests that a substantial number of these demonstrators are expected to come from outside the Commonwealth, may be armed, and have as their purpose not peaceful assembly but violence, rioting, and insurrection. Assuring that Virginia’s Capitol Square and surrounding public areas are sheltered safe places for those who come to participate in the democratic process, as well as those who work on or near Capitol Square, is my greatest priority.’.. ‘The anticipated effects of the potential convergence of tens of thousands of demonstrators on Capitol Square, some of whom may not come to assemble peacefully, constitutes an emergency as described in § 44-146.16 of the Code of Virginia (Code).’ ”

From The-Imperium-Speaks Desk: ‘Putin Is Not Going Anywhere:’ Reactions To Russia’s Abrupt Political Shake-Uphttps://www.rferl.org/a/russia-medvedev-resignation-reactions-putin/30379502.html – “The abrupt resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on January 15, which came just hours after President Vladimir Putin’s detailed broad proposed changes to the constitution, jolted Russia’s political landscape and appears to have taken even senior officials by surprise… ‘It was like a thunderbolt from a clear sky,’ the Russian business site The Bell quoted an unidentified acting federal minister as saying… The shake-up, in which Medvedev was offered a newly created post of Security Council deputy chairman, together with Putin’s announced plans to strengthen parliament’s powers, signals the start of the Kremlin’s planned transition ahead of the end of Putin’s term in 2024 that would likely envision a new but still powerful role for him, several Russian political analysts and commentators said.”

Mike Pompeo Says Killing Soleimani Is Part of Wider US Strategy to “Deter” Foes (w/Video 13min)- https://southfront.org/mike-pompeo-says-killing-soleimani-is-part-of-wider-us-strategy-to-deter-foes/ – “His speech, “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example,” focused on what he called an administration strategy to establish “real deterrence” against Iran following earlier Republican and Democratic policies that encouraged Tehran’s “malign activity.”.. Pompeo said there was “a bigger strategy” behind the killing of Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, Iran’s elite foreign espionage and paramilitary force…“President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ‒ against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said./.. ‘Your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you’re in fact willing to do so,’ Pompeo said… ‘America now enjoys the greatest position of strength regarding Iran we’ve ever been in,’ Pompeo underlined. Which is dubious, since it is the first time since World War II that the US hasn’t responded to an attack on its military bases.”Comment: So The War is on, and those who are demonizing Iran and Qassem Suleimani are in good company…

The U.N. & Central Banks: A Rockefeller & Rothschild Coup (20 min) – by Spiro Skouras – A very complex and thought-provoking short film about Banking, Politics, and the Economy, by Spiro, former techmeister at Newsbud

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debthttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Elizabeth-Warren-Unveils-Plan-to-Eliminate-Student-Loan-Debt-20200114-0003.html – “U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled her student loan plan to cancel the debt that has affected millions of Americans… According to Warren, if she wins the presidency, on the first day of her tenure in office, she will cancel student loan debt by using the Department of Education’s pre-existing authority… In her article on the website Medium, Warren said she would act without congressional approval because the Secretary of Education can ‘use its discretion to wipe away loans even when they do not meet the eligibility criteria for more specific cancellation programs.’ – Comment, so Liz thinks she can use Executive Dept. regulatory control to wipe over 1.56 TRILLION in debt borrowed by students from (theoretically) taxpayer funding without Congressional consent. – Sounds Constitutional to me…

Mind The (Reality) Gap – by Sven Henrich – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/mind-reality-gap – “What was a comfortable relationship between the 10 year ($TNX) and the banking index ($BKX) broke down in early 2019 and remains broken to this day… Despite both yields and the banking index improving in recent months the gap remains and signals something profoundly afoot… The yield gap remains with $TNX contained in a rising channel not confirming a resurgence of economic growth and strength the larger markets appears to want to price in… But note something else here. While the main indices, $DJIA, $SPX and $NDX went on to make new all time highs here in early 2020, the $BKX did not. It never made new highs versus 2018 and so far it hasn’t made new highs versus 2019… Incidentally the same story applies to small caps with heavy exposure to financials…”

Deepfake Artist Puts Scorcese To Shame With ‘Irishman’ De-Aging (4 min) – Dis guy did dis wit FREE software. Netflix: Shame!

Feds To Bill California Fire Victims If PG&E Doesn’t Pay $4 Billion Owed: Report – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/feds-bill-california-fire-victims-if-pge-doesnt-pay-4-billion-report – “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is prepared to bill California wildfire victims to recover a portion of some $4 billion it says it’s owed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), in the event the debt isn’t resolved under the utility’s bankruptcy case, according to the San Francisco Chronicle… The reimbursement would cover costs from the government’s response to fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018. According to the report, any payment to FEMA would have to come from the company’s $13.5 billion allocation intended to settle claims from fire victims. FEMA’s claim would consume around 30% of the settlement. Victims’ lawyers are now battleing the agency, which told the Chronicle that it is compelled to first seek reimbursement from the utility – otherwise “individual victims would be on the hook if they get settlement money that duplicates funds already paid by the federal government,” according to the report, citing FEMA regional administrator Bob Fenton.”

Downing of PS-752 already being used to smear MH-17 skeptics – by Max Parry – https://off-guardian.org/2020/01/12/downing-of-ps-752-already-being-used-to-smear-mh-17-skeptics/ – “In 1962, the planners of Operation Northwoods concluded that such deceptive operations would shift U.S. public opinion unanimously against Cuba… ‘World opinion and the United Nations forum should be favorably affected by developing the international image of Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western Hemisphere.’.. The same talking points are used by the U.S. government to demonize Iran today… If there were jumps to conclusions that proven serial liars could be looking for an excuse to stage an attack to lay the blame on Iran, it is only because the distinct probability was overwhelming.Even so, a stopped clock strikes the right time twice per day and that is all Iran’s acknowledgment of its liability proves — that even the world’s most unreliable and criminal sources in Washington and Langley can be accurate sometimes, even if by accident… Stay skeptical.”

Britain’s First Astronaut Says Aliens Definitely Exist and May Already Be Living Among Us – “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.” – by John Vibes – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/01/britains-first-astronaut-says-aliens-definitely-exist-and-may-already-be-living-among-us.html – “According to the first Briton to go into space, Dr. Helen Sharman, extraterrestrials do exist, and it could even be possible that they are among us here on Earth. Sharman recently spoke with Observer Magazine about her beliefs on the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe, and had some very surprising things to say… She seemed extremely confident in her beliefs, saying with certainty:Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.‘.. ‘There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life,’ she added… Sharman surmised that aliens could even walk among us, but perhaps they are just invisible to our senses… ‘Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them,’ Sharman explained.”

Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunburg’s Father Posting As Teenage Climate Activist – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/youve-scripted-my-childhood-facebook-glitch-reveals-greta-thunburgs-father-posting – “A Thursday evening software update at Facebook accidentally allowed anyone to view exactly who is posting under the accounts of public figures, businesses and other entities, according to Wired… The result? For starters, some 3 million followers of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been reading posts written by her father, Svante Thunberg, and a climate activist in India who serves as a delegate at the UN’s Climate Change organization, Adarsh Prathap… Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.”

“The Other 1 Percent”: Morgan Stanley Spots A Market Ratio That Is “Unprecedented Even During The Tech Bubble” – by Michael Wilson – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/morgan-stanley-spots-market-ratio-unprecedented-even-during-tech-bubble – “Markets understand this dynamic, which is why small caps have underperformed so significantly over the past 18 months and, quite frankly, over this entire cycle. But this phenomenon is manifesting itself in other ways. Capital concentration is following corporate inequality like never before. Currently, the top five companies in the S&P 500 (the other 1 percenters) make up 18% of the total market cap... A ratio like this is unprecedented, including during the tech bubble. During 2019, the net income concentration for the 1 percenters didn’t keep pace with their market cap concentration, similar to what happened during the 1999 concentration peak… I think this divergence is the result of the extraordinary liquidity being provided by the world’s central banks, which is flowing to the most liquid and largest names in the S&P 500. This also recalls 1999, when the Fed expanded its balance sheet at the end of the year and early in 2000 as a precaution against Y2K disruption… The bottom line: this income/market cap divergence looks likely to continue over the near term, given the Fed’s expected balance sheet expansion through April. More importantly, if we’re right, these companies will then need to deliver on the income side of the inequality divide or risk a sharp decline in price.”

200 Pounds of Food With this Plant You Can Harvest in Winter – by Tara Dodrill – https://www.askaprepper.com/200-pounds-of-food-with-this-plant-you-can-harvest-in-winter/ – “Jerusalem Artichokes are not actually an artichoke at all, but these nutrient-rich tubers should be a part of every preppers survival food plan. Native Americans once planted them along every trail they frequented simply to ensure a viable source of food would always be handy as they went about their travels… Sunchokes, as Jerusalem artichokes are also commonly called, sometimes get a bad rap for being invasive. Like honeysuckle and mint, these hardy vegetables do spread out in great abundance – but that’s not a bad thing from a survival food perspective… Not only do Jerusalem artichokes grow in leaps and bounds after being planted, there may be no other vegetable that thrives so expansively even when neglected. You can simply plant the sunchokes in a spacious and out of the way spot and, well … forget them until it is time to harvest.”

Trump First OK’d Killing Soleimani 7 Months Ago “If Americans Killed” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-okd-soleimanis-killing-7-months-ago-if-americans-killed-report – “There’s been a number of theories to emerge surrounding President Trump’s incredibly risky decision to assassinate IRGC Guds Force chief Qasem Soleimani, including that it was all the brainchild of hawkish Secretary of State and former CIA Director Mike Pompeo.,, But an emerging reporting consensus does indicate that the public justification for the strike — that Soleimani posed an “imminent” threat as he was orchestrating an attack against American troops and sites in the region — was manufactured based on flimsy intelligence. The evolving and contradictory statements within the administration itself demonstrates at least this much… And now according to the latest NBC bombshell it’s becoming clear that the top IRGC general’s killing was actually months in the works: ‘President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani seven months ago if Iran’s increased aggression resulted in the death of an American, according to five current and former senior administration officials.”

Why Are Volcanoes All Over The Globe Suddenly Shooting Giant Clouds Of Ash Miles Into The Air? – by Michael Snyder – http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/why-are-volcanoes-all-over-the-globe-suddenly-shooting-giant-clouds-of-ash-miles-into-the-air – “Those that follow my work on a regular basis already know that I am deeply concerned about Mt. Popocatepetl. It has the potential to create the worst natural disaster in the modern history of North America, because it is quite close to Mexico City. The following summary of the potential threat that Mt. Popocatepetl poses comes from one of my previous articles… ‘Approximately 26 million people live within 60 miles of Popocatepetl’s crater, and so we are talking about the potential for death and destruction on a scale that is difficult to imagine. In ancient times, Mt. Popocatepetl buried entire Aztec cities in super-heated mud, but then it went to sleep for about 1,000 years. Unfortunately for us, it started waking up again in the 1990s, and now this is the most active that we have seen it ever since the volcano originally reawakened.’.. After the events of the last few days, perhaps a few more people will start to understand what is going on… There have always been earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but for most of our lives we have been able to assume that our planet is generally stable… Unfortunately, that is no longer a safe assumption.”

Tweet suggests Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 was attacked because of presence of Nuclear Scientists Onboard -https://twitter.com/Kerryactivism/status/1215413680281718785 – “1/2 According to reports, SIX of these people were NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS. Visiting IRAN. At the same time. on the same plane. What are the chances that it’s coincidence?.. It’s horrible about the collateral people. But it really is highly unlikely that this was an accident.”

“2/2) -end” – Nuclear Scientists on list:

“I didn’t take this far enough. Let’s connect some more dots… CANADA was involved in Uranium One… -Canadians brokered/staged the Uranium 1 deal… -Uranium=Nukes… -Iran wanted nukes & science… -Canada staged deal, provided home-base for dual citizens & Nuke scientists.”

Iran Jet Disaster A Setup? – by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich & Finian Cunningham – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52846.htm – “Questions arise about the improbable timing and circumstances of recording the precise moment when the plane was hit… “A smoking gun” was how NY Times’ journalist Christiaan Triebert described the video in a tweet. Triebert works in the visual investigations team at the paper. In the same tweet, he thanked – “a very big shout out” – to an Iranian national by the name of Nariman Gharib ‘who provided it [the video] to the NY Times, and the videographer, who would like to remain anonymous’… The anonymous videographer is the person who caught the 19-second clip which shows a missile striking Flight PS752 shortly after take-off from Tehran’s Imam Khomenei airport at around 6.15 am. This person, who remains silent during the filming while smoking a cigarette (the smoke briefly wafts over the screen), is standing in the suburb of Parand looking northwest. His location was verified by the NY Times using satellite data. The rapid way the newspaper’s technical resources were marshaled raises a curious question about how a seemingly random video submission was afforded such punctilious attention… But the big question which many people on social media are asking is: why was this “videographer” standing in a derelict industrial area outside Tehran at around six o’clock in the morning with a mobile phone camera training on a fixed angle to the darkened sky? The airliner is barely visible, yet the sky-watching person has the camera pointed and ready to film a most dramatic event, seconds before it happened. That strongly suggests, foreknowledge.”

AUSTRALIAN FIRES – AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT – MAKE VIRAL! MAKE VIRAL! MAKE VIRAL! (30 min)- by Max IganMax shows evidence of the unprecedented weather and directed energy weapon war on Australia.

https://youtu.be/2_rGi0NDVl8 – (video was removed)

For the Week of 1/6/20:

The AngloZionist Empire vs Iran: a discussion of the recent events – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/the-anglozionist-empire-vs-iran-a-discussion-of-the-recent-events/ – “2) What just took place was the single most dangerous moment since 14 April 2018 when Russia and the US came very, very close to a full-scale war. In the current situation, the US and Iran also came very, very close to a full scale war. The only reason I rank this latest crisis lower than the April 14th is that in one case we risked a planetary nuclear war whereas in this case we “only” risked a regional war which, by the way, could have seen nukes used by the US and Israel… 3) There STILL is a risk of full-scale war between the US and Iran, however, and barring a major unforeseen event, I will lower it now down from 80% to a much more tolerable 50%. Why 50%? Because Israel and the Israel Lobby will continue to push for a US attack on Iran and because while I trust the Iranians to keep their anti-US operations right below the threshold of “plausible deniability”, I cannot be sure that all Iranian allies will show similar restraint. Finally, the chances of an Israeli false flag as still sky high… 4) I expect anti-US operations to continue and even expand throughout the Middle-East. I don’t expect that these operations will be executed from Iran and I don’t expect Iranian forces to be involved, at least not officially. The Iranians know that the US has lost every single counter-insurgency war it was involved in and they know that their best chance is now to engage in all forms of asymmetrical operations… Finally, I want to spell out what we could call the new Iranian threat.

SA-15 (Tor M-1) Surface to Air Missile system. Boeing 737-800 down in Iran (6 min) – by Juan Brown (Blancolirio):

Antifa Critic Barred From Speaking By University Of British Columbia – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/antifa-critic-barred-speaking-university-british-columbia – “We have been discussing the rising intolerance and violence on college campuses, particularly against conservative speakers… (here and here and here and here). Berkeley has been the focus of much concern over mob rule on our campuses as violent protesters have succeeded in silencing speakers, even including a few speakers like an ACLU official. Both students and some faculty have maintained the position that they have a right to silence those with whom they disagree and even student newspapers have declared opposing speech to be outside of the protections of free speech. At another University of California campus, professors actually rallied around a professor who physically assaulted pro-life advocates and tore down their display. In the meantime, academics and deans have said that there is no free speech protection for offensive or “disingenuous” speech. CUNY Law Dean Mary Lu Bilek showed how far this trend has gone. When conservative law professor Josh Blackman was stopped from speaking about “the importance of free speech,” Bilek insisted that disrupting the speech on free speech was free speech. “

Iraqi PM Confirms Receiving “signed” US pullout letter…which was accepted and confirmedhttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/01/07/iraqi-pm-confirms-receiving-signed-us-pullout-letter-which-was-accepted-and-confirmed/ – “US Defense Secretary Mark Esper later denied that the US military had announced preparation for “movement out of Iraq,” and the Pentagon claimed that an unsigned draft version of the letter had been sent by mistake… Abdel Mahdi, however, said he had received signed and translated copies at 8:00 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on Monday… The letter discussed ‘redeploying with an aim to withdraw from the country. The expressions were very clear,’ he said. ‘It was an official letter written in such a manner,’ the premier told ministers… ‘It’s not a piece of paper that fell off the printer or reached us by coincidence,’ he added. The letters only contained a translation mistake that the US military corrected and provided Baghdad with new versions, Abdul Mahdi noted… The AFP said it had received a copy of the letter late Monday and verified its authenticity with both US and Iraqi officials, the agency added.”

Virginia Wants to CLOSE Non-Govt. Gun Ranges and Create AMMO-FREE Zones – by Daisy Luther – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/virginia-close-gun-ranges-ammo-free-zones/ – “HB567 wants to ensure gun ranges are government-owned… In a blow not only to gun owners but also to small business owners, HB567 would outlaw many indoor gun ranges that are not owned by the state government. What’s more, the private ranges allowed would have to cater to law enforcement as their primary clientele. And they’re not done yet – the gun ranges would serve as data-collection points… HB318 would create ammunition-free zones… Making about as much sense as the law that caused the original hullaballoo – the one that would ban weapons that “could” possess extended magazines, even if the owner has no such magazines – HB318 would send anyone in the possession of ammunition to prison for a currently-undetermined amount of time… I suppose they’re concerned that someone might have ammo in a gun-free zone and throw it really hard, causing a mass casualty incident? This would-be law encompasses more than ammunition. It also includes the possession of stun weapons and knives with metal blades… Virginians have been defiant in the face of these attacks on the Second Amendment, with Tazewell County going as far as creating an official militia and the sheriff of Culpeper County vowing to deputize thousands of citizens to protect their rights… Practically the entire state has vowed to protect the rights of gun owners and the movement is still growing, as shown by the map below… The votes on these gun control bills and budget appropriations will be held in the first couple of months of 2020… ‘This is going to be an exciting couple of months,’ Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said Monday. (source)… It certainly is, Governor Northam.”

Venezuelan National Assembly To Reactivate Legislative Agendahttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/venezuelan-national-assembly-to-reactivate-legislative-agenda-20200106-0014.html – “Parra said that an ordinary session of Parliament has been called for Tuesday to begin the work towards national reconciliation and depolarizing the country… ‘The first phase is to save Parliament from destruction. No political party can be above the Constitution,’ he said at a press conference… Meanwhile, Parra specified that during Sunday’s voting session there was a quorum with the participation of 150 lawmakers, of which 81 supported the new board of directors… ‘Everyone stayed until the vote, no one nominated another board, no one asked for verification because the result was conclusive,’ he explained… Parra also assured that, during the election, all the orders of the Constitution for this process were respected. Finally, highlighting that no country in the world ‘has the authority to guide an autonomous Parliament.’ ”

5G and geospatial will together power future cities – ‘I Am Geospatial’ And I Will Track You Forever… (w/Video) – by Anusuya Datta – https://www.geospatialworld.net/article/5g-and-geospatial-will-together-power-future-cities/ – “As challenges like population pressure, deforestation, traffic congestion, deteriorating infrastructure, crime and resource crunch impact cities the world over, smart city innovations couldn’t have come at a better time. Smart cities may save the world as much as $22 trillion by 2050, according to the Global Commission on Economy & Climate… Accurate geospatial information helps governments design better cities, improve public services and engage with citizens. Urbanization of the future will be driven by geospatial data and location would be a crucial component in digitalization of cities. And as cities get smarter, much of this location data has to be in real time. This is where geospatial and 5G converge. 5G and geospatial will together be powering cities of the future… ‘5G will act as the connective tissue of tomorrow’s digital economy, linking everything from smartphones to wireless sensors to industrial robots and self-driving cars,’ says Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Together they are the critical link for a smart, interconnected world, bringing the next level of connectivity to industries and society that helps in shaping digital cities.” – Bonus video (below) – I AM GEOSPATIAL (2 min) :

New Study: US Gov’t Spent $6.4 Trillion on Military Actions in Over 80 Countries Since 9/11 – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/new-study-us-govt-spent-6-4-trillion-on-military-actions-in-over-80-countries-since-9-11.html – “A new study from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University has estimated that U.S. taxpayers have spent $6.4 trillion on wars and military actions in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia since September 11, 2001. This is far more than the government spends on all its other expenses for an entire year. In fact, this is about $2 trillion more than the $4.4 that was allotted for the entire federal budget last year, according to the Treasury Department… The study also estimated that over 801,000 people lost their lives directly in the fighting, with 335,000 of those deaths being civilian. However, these are likely conservative estimates that only reflect a portion of the lives that were lost. As the study notes, at least 21 million people were displaced due to the fighting in these wars… One of the most startling revelations in the study was the incredible scale of the global war on terror.”

T-Mobile Already Installed 25,000+ New 5G Towers and Cell Sites in U.S. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/01/t-mobile-already-installed-25000-new-5g-towers-and-cell-sites-in-u-s.html – “When it launched its 5G service at the end of 2019, T-Mobile said it had deployed more than 25,000 new towers and cell sites to provide 5G to 200 million points of presence (PoPs). Still, it’s not disclosing exactly how many 5G cell sites it’s deployed and their exact locations… Early in December, T-Mobile unleashed 5G nationwide and provided a map for users. They also started offering free phones for new customers. Recently, a T-Mobile customer had an unfortunate experience with her new T-Mobile phone – it caught fire – within a month of having it. The potential for 5G to cause phones and other devices to overheat (including base stations) was reported several months ago. Of course, her new phone overheating and catching fire could just be a coincidence.”

U.S. Denies Iranian FM Access To UNSC Meeting. Iranian Parliament Declares All US Military ‘Terrorist Entity’https://southfront.org/the-us-denies-visa-to-iranian-fm-impeding-him-from-attending-unsc-meeting/ – “Zarif wanted to attend a meeting of the Security Council on the topic of upholding the U.N. Charter. The meeting and Zarif’s travel had been planned before the US assassinated General Qassem Soleimani… Iran’s U.N. envoy, Majid Takht Ravanchi, has described the killing of Soleimani as ‘an obvious example of State terrorism and, as a criminal act, constitutes a gross violation of the fundamental principles of international law, including, in particular … the Charter of the United Nations.’.. This is not the first time the US has abused its position as the UN host nation, and there’s been calls in the past to move the UN headquarters to a country such as Switzerland.”

Pentagon Warmongers Double-Down, Deploying 6 Nuclear Bombers to Persian Gulf – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/01/07/pentagon-warmongers-double-down-deploy-6-nuclear-bombers-to-persian-gulf/ – “After escalating tensions in the region by attacking facilities and leaders from both Iraq and Iran, war hawks in Washington DC are now doubling-down on their World War III rhetoric by deploying six nuclear-enabled long-range B52 bombers to the contested British territorial island of Diego Garcia located in the Indian Ocean… This latest deployment comes on the heals of two other recent B52 wing deployments, firstly beginning in 2016, when the Pentagon sent six bombers to Qatar near Iran, and also this past November 2019 when the US moved another wing of B52’s to the Mediterranean island of Crete, and quickly proceeded to use one of these aircraft to provoke the Russian air force in Syria… US officials told CNN that Diego Garcia was chosen this time in order to keep the aircraft out of the range of Iranian missiles.”

U.N. Approves China-Backed Internet Convention, Alarming Rights Advocateshttps://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/12/28/u-n-approves-china-backed-internet-convention-alarming-rights-advocates/ – “The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom… The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020… The panel will work to set up ‘a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes,’ the resolution said… The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal.”.. China heavily restricts internet searches to avoid topics sensitive to its communist leadership, as well as news sites with critical coverage.” Comment: But, certainly Russia is helping to defend us against the onslaught of globalist Technocracy?

Colleges Track Hundreds Of Thousands Of Students Using Their Phones – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/colleges-track-hundreds-thousands-students-using-their-phones – ” ‘We’re adults. Do we really need to be tracked?’ said sophomore Robby Pfeifer, a student at Commonwealth University in Richmond, which recently began using the campus’ WiFi network to track students. ‘Why is this necessary? How does this benefit us? … And is it just going to keep progressing until we’re micromanaged every second of the day?’.. School and company officials, on the other hand, argue that monitoring students is a powerful motivator and will encourage students to adopt habits geared towards success… ‘If they know more about where students are going, they argue, they can intervene before problems arise,’ according to the Post… That said, some schools have taken things further – assigning “risk scores” to students based on factors such as whether they are going to the library enough.”