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For the Week of 12/2/19:

Police Destroy Shelters for Homeless Vets in Freezing Winnipeg Without Warning – by Elias Marat – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/police-destroy-shelters-for-homeless-vets-in-freezing-winnipeg-without-warning.html – “Beda had also sought permission from the indigenous Manitoba Métis Federation, whose building is adjacent to the location where they erected the structures. She added: ‘It was heartbreaking when we just found out … We went to see the Métis Nation because they were just beside, and we talked to the homeless people, and they were very excited, very happy about it. They said it was a very good idea, so I don’t know what the city had a problem with…Every winter, dozens of colourful warming huts are built on the frozen Assiniboine River for skaters and pedestrians to use on their way to spend $10/beer at the Forks. Such infrastructure is allowed if it’s making companies money, but not if it’s saving lives of unhoused people. — Winnipeg Police Cause Harm (@WpgPoliceHarm): December 5, 2019 … However, city officials accused the groups of building the shelters on city property without seeking clearance from the municipal government or even notifying the city about the humanitarian project. Police claim that they had no luck attempting to reach the community groups, whom they accuse of ignoring city regulations around water, sewers, and ‘tiny homes.’ ”

From the Silent-Dog-Whistle-Alert Desk: Bolivia seeks Israel’s help in fight against terror after ties renewed – Interior minister says Israelis ‘know how to handle’ terrorists – https://www.timesofisrael.com/bolivia-seeks-israels-help-in-fight-against-terror-after-ties-renewed/ – “La Paz set up new anti-terror units aimed at rooting out ‘threatening’ foreign groupsBolivia’s interim government is seeking Israel’s help to fight terrorism in the South American country, Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said on Friday. The comment came a week after Bolivia announced it was renewing diplomatic ties with Israel after a 10-year hiatus under the leadership of ex-president Evo Morales, now in exile… Murillo told Reuters local police were investigating leftists with alleged ties to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro whom he said was trying to destabilize the region. Bolivia’s interim government, headed by President Jeanine Anez, unveiled a new anti-terrorism police force it said was aimed at dismantling foreign groups “threatening” the troubled South American country.”

Democrat-run Virginia legislature to criminalize all CURRENT owners of AR-15s… door-to-door gunpoint confiscation coming soon – by J.D. Heyes – https://newstarget.com/2019-12-05-democrat-virginia-legislature-criminalize-owners-ar-15s-gun-confiscation.html – ” ‘It is unlawful for any person to import, sell, transfer, manufacture, purchase, possess, or transport an assault firearm,’ the legislation says, mischaracterizing such semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons.”.. Gun owners who are now law-abiding citizens would instantly become criminals or potential criminals if they decided not to comply, even for purchasing a firearm before the ban took effect. They could be convicted of a Class 6 felony, which, Ammoland said, is punishable by up to five years in prison.”

BBC: 5 Examples of BBC Propaganda. And BBC Paedophilia Too (5 min) – Journalist Exposes BBC Propaganda in Ukraine, Crimea and Beyond – by Graham Phillips

Project Guardian: Another Big Attack on the Constitution and Liberty (39 min) – by Michael Boldin

Over 20 Epstein Victims Expose the Reality of his Worldwide Pedophilic Blackmail Ring – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/20-epstein-victims-expose-blackmail-pedophile-ring/ – “There are many Epstein victims … who were sadly caught up in the international pedophile ring and blackmail operation that Jeffrey Epstein and his procurer Ghislaine Maxwell were running (on behalf of Israeli Intelligence). In truth, there are at least hundreds if not many thousands of Epstein victims, since Epstein had girls from all over the world, and since it appears this entire sexual blackmail op started at least in 1985 (which is the date claimed by one Epstein accuser below). This aligns with what former Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe claimed, i.e. that Epstein started working for Israeli Intelligence in the 1980s. In opposition to the denials from Ghislaine and Alan Dershowitz, and the ridiculous lies from Andrew Windsor, it is worth reading the allegations of some of the Epstein victims to get a true grasp of the reality of the situation.”

China’s Mutant Pigs Could Help Save Nation From Pork Apocalypse – by Kristine Servando – https://news.yahoo.com/china-u-racing-create-super-210028643.html – “Zhao says he started using Crispr after needed materials were donated to labs in China and other nations by a team led by Feng Zhang, a Chinese-American biochemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who pioneered development of the genome-editing tool… Chinese researchers have used the gene-editing tool to develop mildew-resistant wheat, musclier police dogs and woollier goats. More controversially, a Chinese scientist used the tool to genetically alter twin babies in an effort to make them resistant to HIV, igniting a global outcry. China has embraced the technique like no other nation, publishing twice as many Crispr-related agricultural papers as the second-place country, the U.S., according to the journal Science… ‘The most burning question for scientists is how to make the pig more healthy’… It’s also spawned the world’s largest commercial genetic sequencer, Shenzhen-based BGI Group, and China’s scientists are behind a string of world-first gene-tinkering experiments… In pigs alone, Chinese researchers have successfully made 40 different genetic modifications with Crispr, Science reported in July. Zhao has been among those leading the way.”

Delingpole: The UN’s COP25 Madrid Climate Conference Is a Sick Joke – by James Delingpole – https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/03/the-uns-cop25-madrid-climate-conference-is-a-sick-joke/ – “When I say that literally no one cares I mean none of the real, normal people — whether natives or tourists — just wanting to go about their daily lives in this handsome capital city, have a few glasses of vino with their tapas, check out the Prado, make ends meet, look at the Christmas lights, not even think about global warming because hey it’s December and its chilly even in Spain… What I definitely don’t mean is the 30,000 or so loons who have flown in for the freak show about a thirty buck cab away in an industrial exposition zone on the edge of town. Clearly they care a lot but they’re not normal and they have no connection with the real world other than the unfortunate fact that they currently seem to make all our rules.”

LIBRA: Facebook Now Wants to Control Your Money – by Tony Cartalucci – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/12/03/libra-facebook-now-wants-to-control-your-money/ – “Unlike hard currency which does not know in whose hands it resides and thus is unable to discriminate against its holder – Libra not only allows Facebook to know whose hands its currency is in, but how much of it is there, what it is being used for – in addition to all other personal information Facebook has access to. This not only allows for an obvious extension of Facebook’s already well-known politically-motivated abuses – but also gives Facebook the ability to target users who may pose as competition to Facebook or one of the many larger corporations Facebook works with or for.”

Wikipedia’s Disdain Towards Alternative Medical Experts: The Case of Naturopathy – by Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/naturopathy-wikipedias-assault-on-natural-medicine/ – “Upon visiting Wikipedia’s page for Naturopathy, the visitor will immediately read in the opening paragraphs: ‘Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as “natural”, “non-invasive”, or promoting “self-healing”. The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and folk medicine, rather than evidence-based medicine (EBM)… Instead, naturopathic practice rely on unscientific notions, often leading naturopaths to diagnoses and treatments that have no factual merit…. Naturopathy is considered by the medical profession to be ineffective and possibly harmful, raising ethical issues about its practice. In addition to accusations from the medical community, such as the American Cancer Society, naturopaths have repeatedly been accused of being charlatans and practicing quackery.’.. All told, approximately 20% of the citations on Naturopathy’s page originates from Skeptic resources. In every case, original citations are extremely biased, derogatory and demeaning towards Naturopathy… The sole intention of organizations such as the Center for Inquiry, the Society for Science-Based Medicine and Quackwatch is to eradicate Naturopathy from clinical medical practice.”

Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Shoot and Kill 6-year-old Boy in His Own Home – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/taxpayers-to-be-held-liable-after-cops-shoot-and-kill-6-year-old-boy-in-his-own-home.html – “Last year, the Bexar County District Attorney provided the department with clearance letters, allowing the deputies to report to full duty after being on administrative leave during the investigation. After a six-month paid vacation for killing a child, the cops went back to work… Then in March, a Bexar County grand jury decided that all the officers involved in the boy’s death will face no charges… Naturally, the sheriff’s department claimed the officers acted appropriately—by opening fire on an unarmed woman—and killing her and a child in the process. They are claiming to have seen the now deceased suspect—30-year-old Amanda Jones—carrying a pistol prior to finding her breaking into Kameron’s father’s house. However, no such pistol was found. All police found was a tiny piece of pipe — 8 inches long — which they claimed Jones was holding… The officers were wearing body cameras showing the shooting, but the department refuses to publicly release the footage. This is most likely due to the fact that police raided Prescott’s home after they killed Kameron and held his father on the ground, refusing to allow him to help his dying son… ‘The deputies never should have fired their assault rifles toward an occupied trailer home,’ the family’s attorney, Tom Crosley said in the news release. ‘Mr. Prescott heard his little boy cry out, ‘Ouch, Daddy, ouch!’ yet he could not help. Moments after the shooting, deputies raided the home, put Mr. Prescott on the ground and handcuffed him. He was not even allowed to help his young son.’.. Kameron Prescott was the 1,152nd person to be killed by police in 2017. He was also the youngest.”

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports – by David Koenig – https://apnews.com/96804155575044d5908e0697c53d6a70 – “Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology… The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to publish a proposed rule next July. Officials did not respond to requests for more details… Critics are already raising objections.”

Greta Thunberg and the Green Activism Charade Aimed At Destroying the “Old” World Orderhttps://southfront.org/greta-thunberg-and-the-green-activism-charade-aimed-at-destroying-the-old-world-order/ – “Greta Tunberg’s manifesto is in tune with another important document, which has been included in one way or another in the program of one of the US presidential candidates from the Democratic Party – “New Green Course” by young Congresswoman and Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… The publication of this document in the United States turned into a scandal, because in the accompanying materials the Congresswoman’s team admitted that this is not an environmental program to save the climate, but a political program under the guise of ecology… The United States has not yet begun to implement these plans because of Donald Trump, who is probably aware of the general direction of how things are moving along: the more Democrats advance the idea of banning meat, planes and oil, the more likely voters will vote for him again… In the EU, there is an issue, since the new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is already promoting her own version of the Green Course.”

The International Zionist Conspiracy – by Philip Giraldi – http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-international-zionist-conspiracy/ – ” A recent article by Philip Weiss on the Mondoweiss website lays out an argument that most liberal Jews, like Weiss, are hesitant to support, namely that Jewish power, and more to the point its money, as exercised through the so-called Israel Lobby in the United States and elsewhere, has been the principal enabling force behind the international pariah that the state of Israel has become.”

The Short Road: Democracy to Fascism – by Larry Romanoff – https://www.globalresearch.ca/short-road-democracy-fascism/5695865 – “Fascism is a political ideology fundamentally authoritarian in character, with a strong nationalism and an essentially belligerent militaristic outlook. Fascism carries primarily a corporate perspective as opposed to a socialist view, directed to satisfying the needs, values and objectives of finance and corporations, organising both the economy and the political system according to this agenda… A fascist government actively suppresses any objection to its ideology and typically will crush any movement which opposes it. In keeping with their belligerent nature, fascist governments generally view violence and war as stimulants to national spirit and vitality.”

Why You Can’t Stop Clicking (32 min) – by Truthstream Media

KONE To Put Facial Recognition And Alexa Listening Devices In Elevators – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/kone-to-put-facial-recognition-and-alexa-listening-devices-in-elevators.html – ” Forbes warned that company’s usage of Alexa Guard is much more intrusive than their normal consumer used Alexa because it requires no wake word, is always listening, and cannot be turned off. (To learn more about Alexa Guard, click here.).. VentureBeat‘s story revealed that KONE plans to use Alexa and other companies like Robotise and BlindSquare to track people in the elevator… Putting microphones inside elevators will transform them into Big Brother listening devices that will spy on you and your family.”

Macron Tells NATO Russia Must Come in from the Cold War – by Tom Luongo – https://southfront.org/macron-tells-nato-russia-must-come-in-from-the-cold-war/ – “Macron, with these remarks as a prologue of what he will argue for at the NATO Summit, is telling the world Europe is done paying the price for the U.S.’s Cold War with Russia… He’s also letting everyone know that 2020 will see the end of the sanctions in exchange for ending the conflict in Ukraine and re-opening the floodgates of European investment into Russia… This is welcome news in Germany who absolutely want the sanctions lifted which will put Merkel under even more pressure to lift them. Putin has already made the moves necessary for Merkel to save face here — offering a new gas transit contract for Ukraine, handing back the ships seized in the Kerch Strait incident, prisoner exchange, etc… A lot will ride on Putin’s upcoming meeting with Zelensky. There is so much coming together for the first half of December that by year-end we could be staring a very different geopolitical landscape in Europe.”

New York Vaccine Police State: Proposed Mandatory Gardasil Vaccine to Target Homeschoolers? – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/new-york-vaccine-police-state-proposed-mandatory-gardasil-vaccine-to-target-homeschoolers/ – “New York: The Vaccine Police State is Increasing: This year (2019), New York has easily passed California in becoming the most oppressive state when it comes to parental rights, and forced vaccinations… Earlier this year, they used a measles “outbreak” as rationale to restrict the movement of its citizens outside of educational institutions… In what was believed to be the first ever ban on unvaccinated children from going to public places, the New York Health Department actually went door-to-door looking for unvaccinated children. See: Rockland County NY Becomes America’s First Vaccine Police State – Bans Unvaccinated Children from Public Places – Health Dept. Goes Door to Door… This public “emergency” was then used to quickly pass a bill through the New York legislature to remove all religious exemptions to vaccines. See: New York Quickly Removes Religious Vaccine Exemptions with No Public Hearings

For the Week of 11/25/19:

Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrivalhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Human-Rights-Defenders-Mission-Harrassed-Upon-Arrival-20191129-0002.html – “The Argentinean Delegation in Solidarity with the Bolivian People (DASB) on Thursday night arrived at the Santa Cruz Airport, where the Police submitted its members to an interrogation… ‘Be careful, we are watching you, we are following you,’ de facto Interior Minister, Arturo Murillo threatened us. If this is not a dictatorship, so what is it?’, human rights defender Juan Grabois said… ‘Given Macri’s complicity with the Bolivian dictatorship, social, academic, trade union, and environmental leaders, as well as human rights defenders and 10 lawyers, will travel to Bolivia to meet with social movements and relatives of those killed, maimed, and disappeared.’.. On Friday, the Mercosur Parliament’s Human Rights Commission also arrived in Bolivia to make contact with the victims of repression and prepare a report, which will be presented at the session of that regional integration mechanism on Dec. 9… ‘The Mercosur Parliament decided that its Human Rights Commission will carry out a public hearing to have a broader vision and elaborate a report,’ Argentine parliamentarian Cecilia Merchan said.”

Study: Medical Errors Kill Five People Per Minute, 2.6 Million People Every Yearhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/11/medical-errors-kill-five-people-per-minute-2-6-million-people-every-year/#_edn5 – ““No one should be harmed while receiving health care. And yet globally, at least 5 patients die every minute because of unsafe care,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, MD. ‘We need a patient safety culture that promotes partnership with patients, encourages reporting and learning from errors, and creates a blame-free environment where health workers are empowered and trained to reduce errors.’.. A 2016 study published in The BMJ identified medical error as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The study, which was co-authored by Martin Makary, MD and research fellow Michael Daniel of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, determined that medical errors accounted for about 251,000 deaths every year in the U.S., which made medical error-related deaths the third leading cause of death surpassed only by heart disease (614,348) and cancer (591,699)…’“We are burying a population the size of Miami every year from medical errors that can be prevented,’ said Leah Binder, CEO of the health care watchdog organization The Leapfrog Group.”

American Life Expectancy Dropping Dramatically Thanks To White Working Class Male Suicides – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/american-life-expectancy-dropping-dramatically-thanks-white-working-class-male-suicides – “The decline in life expectancy for working aged males has not been recorded in other developed countries and is a “distinctly American phenomenon,” according to study co-author Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine… According to Lisa Britton, CNN’s coverage of the story omitted the crucial point that the decline was being driven by male suicides… ‘CNN just did a piece on the declining life-expectancy rate in the US… and failed to mention it’s the MEN’s rate that is declining! Women have maintained a steady rate although there’s been an uptick in the women’s overdose rate (The Wash Post turned their story into that) Wow,’ she tweeted… As we discuss in the video below, the only demographic group that has seen a dramatic rise in suicides and “deaths of despair” is white, middle aged, working class men… Despite this, the media and the culture still relentlessly blames that same demographic for both historical and contemporary societal ills, de-legitimizing their trauma under the rubric of “white privilege.’ “

Here Are More US Tech Giants Propping Up China’s Vast Surveillance State – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/here-are-more-us-tech-giants-propping-chinas-growing-surveillance-state – “American companies over recent years have competed to enter China’s booming $10BN+ surveillance market, and also take advantage of Chinese companies’ rapidly progressing technology… Stunningly, the WSJ investigation finds that ‘Of 37 Chinese firms singled out last November by the Beijing-backed China Security and Protection Industry Association for outstanding contributions to the country’s surveillance industry, 17 have publicly disclosed financing, commercial or supply-chain relationships with U.S. technology companies.’ And further, ‘Several had multiple connections.’ ”

The Solidarity Of Democrats’ Delusion Is About To Collapse – Authored by James Howard Kunstler – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/solidarity-democrats-delusion-about-collapse – “The dead white man Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) famously observed that ‘all truth passes through three stages: first, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; and third, it is accepted as self-evident.’.. I’m not so sure that the Resistance can keep up the fight, since their enemy is reality as much as reality’s mere personification in Mr. Trump. The violent opposition Schopenhauer spoke of in his three-stage model was just procedural in this case, moving through the courts and committees and other organs of the state. I don’t think the Left can bring the fight to the streets. They don’t have it in them, not even the ANTIFA corps. The hard truths of perfidy and treachery in the upper ranks of government will rain down in the weeks ahead, and when they do, there’s an excellent chance that they will be greeted as self-evident. The Times, the WashPo and the cable news networks will have no choice but to report it all. My guess is that they will display a kind of breathlessly naïve wonder that such things are so. Most remarkably, they might just assert that they knew it all along — a final twitch of bad faith as the new paradigm locks into place… I expect that we will see something else happen along with that: a loud repudiation of the Democratic Party itself, a recognition that it betrayed the mental health of the nation in its lawless and demented inquisitions. I expect that sentiment will extend to the party’s current crop of candidates for the White House, to the delusional proposals they push, and perhaps even to the larger ethos of the Wokester religion that has programmatically tried to destroy the common culture of this country — especially the idea that we have a duty to be on the side of truth.

The Mass Brain Washing of Germany (excellent! 6min) – by Paul Joseph Watson

From the Cognitive-Dissonance-Alert Desk: Angela Merkel Says Freedom Of Speech Must Be Curtailed To Keep Society Free – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/angela-merkel-says-freedom-speech-must-be-curtailed-keep-society-free – “Yes, really… ‘For all those who claim that they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them; If you express a pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted,’ said Merkel during a speech to the German Parliament… ‘Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost, but freedom of expression has limits,’ she added, as some in the Bundestag could be heard voicing their disagreement… ‘Those limits begin where hatred is spread, they begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech (said Merkel as an imperative to the Parliament) otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was,‘ said Merkel.” (underlined emphasis added)

From the Propaganda-In-Full-Public-View Desk: Renaming climate change: Can a new name finally make us take action? – by Aaron Hall – https://adage.com/article/industry-insights/renaming-climate-change-can-new-name-finally-make-us-take-action/2218821 – “This leads me to wonder: Is there a better way to convey the urgency of the situation, while also encouraging folks to take action? Could the tools of branding and brand naming create a more resonant, powerful name? Our naming team decided to give it whirl, but first, we set some parameters and guideposts, as we would with any new brand name project:.. Reach: The new name needs to speak to a global threat affecting 7.5 billion humans. As such, our global team of namers from London, New York, San Francisco and Shanghai developed these new names…”

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-officials-enraged-after-6-more-eu-nations-will-bypass-iran-sanctions-through-instex – “Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden released a joint statement asserting it’s of ‘the utmost importance to the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on Iran’s nuclear program by all parties involved.’.. ‘In light of the continuous European support for the agreement and the ongoing efforts to implement the economic part of it and to facilitate legitimate trade between Europe and Iran, we are now in the process of becoming shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (Instex) subject to completion of national procedures,’ the statement reads.”

China Braces For December D-Day: The “Unprecedented” Default Of A Massive State-Owned Enterprise – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/china-braces-unprecedented-massive-default-state-owned-enterprise – “Worse, Tewoo Group is already in effective default after some of its units previously missed local debt payments – in July, Tianjin Hopetone missed a coupon payment on its 1.21 billion yuan note sending the company’s dollar bonds tumbling below 50 cents on the dollar, while Tianjin Haoying Industry & Trade missed a loan interest payment due in June. Also in July, rating agency Fitch – which somehow missed all of this when it was rating the company investment grade – withdrew its rating on Tewoo Group due to insufficient information to maintain the ratings. It last rated the issuer at B-.”

The Fed’s Answer To The Ghastly Monster Of Its Own Creation – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/feds-answer-ghastly-monster-its-own-creation – “Strangely, lightning strikes twice for this guy. Next year, roughly a month from today, Kashkari will be a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. For the second time in 11 years, destiny will place him at the precise location where he can exact maximum destruction upon financial markets during a colossal crisis… As the economy stalls out in 2020, U.S. deficits are going to jump to over $2 trillion a year – and will stay there. So, too, the national debt will run up towards $40 trillion over the next decade. The Fed, through YCC or some other wild scheme, will take on the dirty deed of monetizing this debt. They’ll create money from nothing and loan it to the Treasury… Then, if Kashkari has his way, the Treasury will send out checks backed by the Fed’s funny money to William Jennings Bryan’s “struggling masses.” All the while, the Fed will be oblivious to the fact that these are the same people who’ve been hollowed out by the Fed’s own policies of wealth inequality. This is their solution to the ghastly monster of their making… Economic patriotism. Universal basic income. Modern monetary theory. Trade wars. Green new deal. Quantitative easing for the people. Generous spending packages. Free school. Free drugs. Canceling debt. Wealth taxes. Taxes on unrealized capital gains. Outright currency destruction. And much, much more… The planners and schemers are queuing up these ridiculous plans for just the right moment. That is, when the economy slows, credit market’s freeze, the stock market crashes, the sky falls, and all hell breaks loose. Like TARP, or the Patriot Act, they’ll roll them out at the precise moment of maximum panic… Alas, the monster will rampage in wild and unexpected ways.

From Anna Von Reitz: Understanding Source and Cause – Q and the Plan http://www.paulstramer.net/2019/11/understanding-source-and-cause-q-and.html – “There are three (3) dates and three entities that every American should have cause to know and to memorize. All three occurred during The War of Independence… The first is the publication of The Unanimous Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776. This created “The Union” known as The United States… The second is the creation of The United States of America on 9 September 1776. This created “The Federation of States”, an unincorporated Holding Company… The third is the creation of the States of America on 1 March 1781. This Confederation of States was formed under The Articles of Confederation to serve as an incorporated business structure doing business in the global jurisdiction of the air under the charter of the Several States and in their mutual behalf.”

Putin Predicting US Dollar Collapse is Serious Warning – Catherine Austin Fitts (w/full video interview 39min) – by Greg Hunter – https://usawatchdog.com/putin-predicting-us-dollar-collapse-is-serious-warning-catherine-austin-fitts/ – “Fitts also points out, ‘The dollar is holding, and yet, if you look at the price of household goods in America, where I live, it’s approximately 8% to 10% a year in prices of household goods (going up), and you can tell the money printing has been significant. If you look at what the Fed is doing in the repo market, we are really on the next QE. So, we’ve got a problem with currency debasement, and what Putin is saying is it’s going to go faster, a lot faster in 2020, and that is an issue I am looking at. . . . One of the scenarios I am looking at is the dollar declines significantly in 2020. . . . When you have real household inflation at 10% every year for the past five years, the dollar has really already taken a hit as are many fiat currencies around the world. . . . What has really supported the dollar is its huge market share both in trade and traditionally in reserves. . . . You need to withstand a scenario where in 2020, instead of getting 10% inflation, you need to withstand 20% or 25% inflation in real household goods. . . . I have been saying for many, many years the dollar is strong. This is the first time I started to see the potential for a crack in the armor. I think we have to be prepared for the potential for a more serious decline than we’ve been dealing with for the last five years.’ ”

Tucker Carlson Roots for Russia on Air, MSM Heads Explodehttps://russia-insider.com/en/tucker-carlson-roots-russia-air-msm-heads-explode/ri27942 – “Carlson boldly went where no mainstream TV host had gone before, unpacking the explosive story of April 2018’s Douma “chemical weapons attack.” While the “attack” was attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by an altered report from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, two whistleblowers within the group accused it of omitting evidence to craft a misleading narrative – a fact that has never crossed the lips of US media until Monday night… Adding insult to injury, Carlson proceeded to shred the sanctimonious Ukrainegate narrative in another segment of his show, asking former Hillary Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein ‘Why is it worse to ask about [Hunter Biden taking millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy firm Burisma] than it is to do it?’ ”

Bolivian Coup and Indian Wars on Thanksgiving – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/28/bolivian-coup-and-indian-wars-on-thanksgiving/ – “The Bolivian oligarchs and their supporters espouse a rightwing Christian fundamentalism which disparages the indigenous culture as pagan. The violent racism towards the indigenous majority was expressed by the self-declared “interim president”, Jeannie Anez, who, like other oligarchic figures, denounced the native and largely poor population as “satanic”… The takeover in Bolivia is as much about taking control of the country’s wealth – natural gas and minerals – as it about a racist revenge on the native Indian population who dared to rule the country under Morales’ leadership for the benefit of the poor majority… Morales has been warned that if he returns from exile in Mexico he will be jailed for terrorism. The new regime has instructed state forces to “hunt down” members of Morales’ Movement to Socialism (MAS) party. It has given impunity for the police and army to shoot dead protesters who are holding strikes and other demonstrations against the new regime. The latter made earlier promises to hold new elections – without MAS being allowed to participate despite the party having a majority of lawmakers in the country’s Congress. It looks like even those hollow promises are now being scrapped.”

More Than 800 Scholars and Activists Sign Open Letter Demanding US End Support for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Coup Regime – by Jake Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/24/more-800-scholars-and-activists-sign-open-letter-demanding-us-end-support-bolivias – “What is happening in Bolivia is highly undemocratic and we are witnessing some of the worst human rights violations at the hands of the military and the police since the transition to civilian government in the early 1980s,” reads the open letter, which was signed by renowned linguist Noam Chomsky, activist and academic Angela Davis, journalist John Pilger, and other prominent human rights advocates… ‘We are outraged by the Áñez regime’s violations of Bolivians’ political, civil, and human rights, and by the deplorable use of deadly violence that has led to a mounting death toll.’.. See the full list of signatories and read the letter here.”

Narrative Managers Faceplant In Hilarious OPCW Scandal Spin Job – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/narrative-managers-faceplant-in-hilarious-opcw-scandal-spin-job-6710730cda01 – ““Ian” is Ian Henderson, the OPCW ballistics expert whose Engineering Assessment was leaked this past May. Henderson concluded that, contrary to what the OPCW’s Final Report strongly implies, the cylinders found at the scene in Douma were more likely to have been manually placed there, i.e. staged. The anonymous whistleblower informed Steele that all but one of the OPCW’s investigative team agreed with Henderson’s assessment. This too was left out of all OPCW reports, and Bellingcat’s piece completely ignores it, instead writing only that ‘three independent analyses by experts in three different countries were carried out, and all reached complimentary conclusions: the damage at the impact sites is consistent with the cylinders having fallen from height.’.. With the temerity only an NED paycheck can get you, Bellingcat argues that this vapid pedantry which has no bearing on the actual story whatsoever completely invalidates all reporting on the OPCW scandal.”

Secret documents reveal how China’s mass detention camps for Muslims work – from Associated Press – https://www.timesofisrael.com/secret-documents-reveal-how-chinas-mass-detention-camps-for-muslims-work/ – “Taken as a whole, the documents give the most significant description yet of how the mass detention camps work in the words of the Chinese government itself… Experts say they spell out a vast system that targets, surveils and grades entire ethnicities to forcibly assimilate them — especially Uighurs, a Turkic minority of about 10 million with its own language and culture… ‘They confirm that this is a form of cultural genocide,’ said Adrian Zenz, a leading security expert in the far western region of Xinjiang, where many Uighurs live. ‘It really shows that from the onset, the Chinese government had a plan.’.. Zenz said the documents echo the aim of the camps as outlined in a 2017 report from a local branch of the Xinjiang Ministry of Justice: To ‘wash brains, cleanse hearts, support the right, remove the wrong.’ ”

The Nephilim Bloodline Command Structure – by Dean Henderson – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/the-nephilim-bloodline-command-structure/ – “The feudalist bloodlines which control the wealth, politics, “sciences”, military and mis-education on this planet go back at least 6,500 years to ancient Sumeria and Babylon. Their “royal” blood, is the Sangreal or Holy Grail and is indeed different from that of humans. They are hybrids of the Nephilim or fallen angels from the Book of Genesis. Others call them Annunaki.”

U.S. Faces Calls to End Support for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Regime – by Jake Johnson- https://www.truthdig.com/articles/u-s-faces-calls-to-end-support-for-bolivias-right-wing-regime/ – “The open letter, first published in The Guardian, came hours after the Bolivian legislature passed a bill to annul the results of the October 20 presidential election—which Morales won in the first round—and set the stage for new elections… In an interview with The Guardian Sunday, Añez’s interior minister Arturo Murillo threatened to jail Morales for the rest of his life. Morales is currently in Mexico, where he was granted asylum amid fears for his safety… ‘Añez represents the radical-right sector of the Bolivian opposition, which has taken advantage of the power vacuum created by Morales’ ouster to consolidate control over the state. Áñez appears to have full support of Bolivia’s military and police,’ the letter states. ‘Equally disturbing has been a resurgence of public anti-Indigenous racism over the course of the last week.’ ”

For the Week of 11/18/19:

150 Years Of Bank Credit Expansion Is Near Its End – by Alasdair Macleod – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/150-years-bank-credit-expansion-near-its-end

US-initiated ‘world war’ against Iran has failed and Washington has gone mad, IRGC militia commander sayshttps://www.rt.com/news/474094-iran-world-war-us-protests/ – “The group’s deputy commander, Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, said that Washington has “gone mad” over the fact that the country has returned to normalcy and that there is no more “disorder” in the streets… Hours earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had called on Iran’s “brave protesters” to share videos and photographs exposing abuses by Iranian law enforcement and military personnel. He said the material would be used to “sanction” Iran for human rights violations… Tehran has scoffed at Washington’s statements of support for the protesters, noting that US sanctions have barred ‘delivery of food and drugs to the elderly and patients.’ ”

The Hollowing Out Of America – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/hollowing-out-america – “Most perniciously, America is being hollowed out as local enterprises that reinvested profits back into their own communities have been wiped out by monopolies and cartels drawing upon unlimited credit lines of cheap money supplied by the Federal Reserve and other central banks, a system that guarantees the top few will collect whatever “wealth” is being generated by globalization and financialization: The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017 (and 2018 and 2019…)… Here is hollowed-out America, an economy of ever-greater financial wealth piling up in the hands of the few while tens of millions of wage-earners can’t afford what was available to everyone, even the working class, in previous eras: to buy a family home, however modest; to be able to afford to have children; to build meaningful capital; to have a positive social role in the community; to have a say in the political system; to have the opportunity to become self-employed without gambling the entire family’s capital on the venture; access to the ladder of social mobility and access to the shared capital of a functional government and infrastructure.”

NEW REPORT: Evidence of Turkey’s War Crimes in Syria and ISIS Members Within its Ranks – by Khaled Iskef – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/11/21/new-report-evidence-of-turkeys-war-crimes-in-syria-with-isis-members-in-their-ranks/ – “Former ISIS Fighters – Now Under Turkish Command: The number of the fighters in the Turkish-backed factions includes some 50,000 gunmen, including numerous militants known to be among ISIS members before joining the pro-Ankara factions. A former ISIS fighter reported this very fact to the UK paper, The Independent, thus confirming that NATO member Turkey has been using the name of the now defunct Free Syrian Army as a carefully designed smokescreen in order ‘to conceal its use of jihadi mercenaries.’.. This may also explain reports of these very same Turkish-backed forces reported to have deliberately released Islamic State detainees in Ain Issa Syria, Syria around 12 October, which was admitted by two US offificals.”

Preparing For Agressive War Against Russiahttps://southfront.org/preparing-for-agressive-war-against-russia/ – “According to the chairman of the Federation Council’s temporary commission for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in Russia’s internal affairs, Andrei Klimov, foreign forces used YouTube video hosting during the August 10 rally on Moscow’s Sakharov Avenue in order to manipulate Russian citizens…’Simply speaking, people started receiving on their gadgets information from the sources, for which they had never signed up,’ the senator said… He added that the provided information was of instigative nature, encouraging citizens to violate law by sending them to protected federal facilities. Klimov recalled that on August 8, the temporary commission for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in Russia’s internal affairs cited the facts of blatant and illegal foreign meddling in Russia’s sovereign affairs in connection with the election to the Moscow City Duma… Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic States and some states of Northern Europe have already become a foothold for various propaganda organizations working to destabilize the situation inside Russia. The US and NATO are also intensifying their military buildup in these particular countries, located close to the Russian border.” – Comment: Considering the apparent extremely bellicose policies of the “United States”, EU Technocrats, and the Five Eyes Corporate/Intel alliance, and the often stated policies of keeping their “adversaries” destabilized by fears of “insane” behaviors, the developments in Eastern Europe now are understandibly unsettling to Russian and its allies.

Martin Armstrong Warns Of The Coming “Big Freeze” – by Martin Armstrong – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/martin-armstrong-warns-coming-big-freeze – “It is global cooling, not global warming, that we should fear the most. Climate change people may get their wish to reduce the population. That is usually the result of global cooling, which creates famine as we are witnessing already in North Korea. The past winter 2018/2019 experienced record breaking cold temperatures. We should beat that this winter 2019/2020… and here’s why… Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. The information she unveiled should shake/wake you up… Zharkova was one of only two scientists to correctly predict solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 — in fact, only 2 out of 150 models predicted this… Zharkova’s models have run at a 97% accuracy and now suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020… Grand Solar Minimums are prolonged periods of reduced solar activity, and in the past have gone hand-in-hand with times of global cooling… The last time we had a GSM (the Maunder Minimum) only two magnetic fields of the sun went out of phase… This time, all four magnetic fields are going out of phase.”

Putting Monetization Into Perspective… Or “When It Becomes Serious, You Have To Lie” – by Chris Hamilton – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/putting-monetization-perspective-or-when-it-becomes-serious-you-have-lie a whole lotta charts underscoring the precarious state of the financial economy and public debt.

As Stocks Soar, Credit Markets Are Starting To CCCrack – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/stocks-soar-credit-markets-are-starting-cccrack – “When the next recession occurs, a significant portion of this debt will be downgraded to junk. Credit spreads for this debt will rise because of the deterioration in quality… But the story isn’t likely to end there. Forced selling will generate significant congestion within the corporate debt market. After all, many investors with mandates that restrict holdings to investment-grade debt will have to unload their newly junk-rated bonds. This selling will push securities prices below their underlying value. Prices will have to become overly cheap to provoke opportunistic buying.”

Wait two years for disclosure of repo cash recipients and amounts, New York Fed tells GATAhttp://www.gata.org/node/19583 – “What kind of system of government is it when every week an entity created by ordinary legislation can create enormous amounts of a nation’s currency and disburse it to unidentified parties without any oversight by the people’s elected representatives, news organizations, and ordinary citizens? It sure doesn’t sound like ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ ”

THEY GOT CAUGHT! Nunes Just Blew the ROOF off Impeachment Hearing With BLISTERING Opening Statement (from Gary Franchi 13 min) – Skip ahead to the start of Nunes’ statement, watch on 1.5 speed.

Lebanon on edge as economic crisis laid bare – Bond yields have soared into the triple digits, raising fears of a default as the dollar peg slips – by Alison Tahmizian Meuse – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/lebanon-on-edge-as-economic-crisis-laid-bare/ – “While Lebanon has never defaulted in its history, it has one of the world’s highest debt-to-GDP ratios, more than 150%. The global credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s in the past week joined Moody’s and Fitch in downgrading Lebanon’s sovereign credit rating to CCC, or junk… The luxury of interchangeable currencies now appears to be a thing of the past, with banks placing sharp limits on dollar withdrawals, even for US dollar accounts, or refusing them entirely due to lack of liquidity… ‘A soft landing is no longer an option,’ Akkaoui told Asia Times on Thursday… ‘Now is the time for crisis management. There is a finite amount of dollars remaining in the financial system that have to be utilized in an efficient manner to ensure citizens basic needs.’ ”

Pope Proposes New Sin: Thou Shalt Not Destroy The Harmony Of The Environment – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pope-proposes-new-sin-thou-shalt-not-destroy-harmony-environment – “On Friday, he said he was considering going further. ‘We must introduce—we are thinking—into the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, the ecological sin against the common home, because it’s a duty,’ the pope told an audience of legal experts at the Vatican… He noted that bishops from the Amazon region meeting at the Vatican in October had defined ecological sin as an ‘action or omission against God, against others, the community and the environment. It is a sin against future generations and is manifested in the acts and habits of pollution and destruction of the harmony of the environment.’ ”

The Moment The Impeachment Hearing Unraveled (from Jimmy Dore 8.5 min) – Yet according to the pitiful Lamestream, “Bombshells” damning Mr. Trump are emerging from these hearings on an hourly basis…

Clinton Consultant Attacks Jimmy Dore For Exposing Elizabeth Warren for Lying (22 min)

Dropped Investigations: Julian Assange, Sex and Sweden (Opinion) – by Dr. Binoy Kampmark – https://southfront.org/dropped-investigations-julian-assange-sex-and-sweden-opinion/ – “On his apprehension, British Labour MP Jess Phillips was appalled by the idea of women’s issues being “the political side salad, never the main event.” In responding to Assange’s arrest, “the political establishment slapped us around the face.” Speaking collectively as voice of the slapped, she found the debate about how best to deal with the Australian publisher one that ignored ‘the fact that Assange, for seven years, evaded accusations of sexual violence in Sweden.’.. Not a sliver of acknowledgment about Assange’s status of political asylum was made. Assange was merely a creep worthy of punishment… As with other figures with historical freight, Assange is a character flawed and troubled, hardly your card carrying Women’s Libber or gallant knight. The ramshackle motor of history is not operated by saints; to even assume that level of purity and clean living suggests a degree of shuddering naïveté. But the stuttering Swedish prosecution, shelved then restarted, was never based purely on the dictates of conscience and the pursuit of justice on behalf of the claimed victims. Sex is politics, and from the start, the Assange prosecution, from Washington to Stockholm, was and remains, political.” (emphasis added)

Death Trap For Russia In Northern Syriahttps://southfront.org/death-trap-for-russia-in-northern-syria/ – “On November 18, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey will launch a new military operation in northeast Syria if the area was not cleared of what he called terrorists… Cavusoglu claimed that the United States and Russia had not done what was required under agreements that halted a Turkish offensive against “terrorists” (i.e. Kurdish armed groups – the YPG and the PKK) in northern Syria. Under the Turkish-US and Turkish-Russian agreements Kurdish units had to remove from the area near the Turkish border… The Erdogan government needs the “Kurdish threat” and the instability in northern Syria to have a wide group of formal pretexts for a further expansion into the neighboring country and backing of pro-Turkish groups operating there. Turkey is interested in a peace on its own territory. At the same time, it prefers a low intensity conflict in the ‘instability zone’ in northern Syria... By undermining the Turkish-Russian safe zone agreement and thus the Russian position in the region, the Kurdish leadership hopes to strengthen its negotiating position with Damascus and gain some additional political and financial revenue despite the collapse of its pro-US policies. Despite this, the wider look at the situation demonstrates that this approach is leading towards an even larger catastrophe. If the safe zone deal collapses and Turkish forces resume their offensive, the Kurdish population will get under the wheels of the Turkish military machine… According to some experts, the US is fully aware of this scenario and its intelligence services are now working to support YPG radicals that attack Turkish-Russian patrols because this gives Washington levers of influence to pressure forces of the Assad government and Russia on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.”

Over 100 protesters killed in Iran: Amnestyhttps://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/over-100-protesters-killed-in-iran-amnesty/ – ” ‘At least 106 protesters in 21 cities have been killed, according to credible reports,’ the London-based rights group said… It added that ‘the real death toll may be much higher, with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed.’.. The rights watchdog said the security forces had received a “green light to crush” the protests which broke out on Friday and had spread to more than 100 cities across Iran… Amnesty also urged Iranian authorities to ‘lift the near-total block on internet access designed to restrict the flow of information about the crackdown to the outside world.’.. It said video footage showed that ‘snipers have also shot into crowds of people from rooftops and, in one case, a helicopter.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: Snipers firing into crowds of demonstrators is the same basic method used in starting the Syrian “civil war” and the coup in the Maidan. Elements of MEK are known to be active in Iran.

Landmark Bill Would Bar State From Enforcing Federal Red-Flag Gun Laws – by Matt Agorist – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/landmark-bill-would-bar-state-enforcing-federal-red-flag-gun-laws – “The legislation also would declare that any federal red-flag law ‘which would infringe upon a citizen’s Constitutionally-protected rights including, but not limited to the right to due process, the right to keep and bear arms and the right to free speech, shall be null, void, unenforceable and of no effect in the state of Oklahoma.’.. These declarations would have very little effect in practice, but SB1081 includes provisions that would make federal red-flag laws nearly impossible to enforce in Oklahoma. The proposed law would prohibit any Oklahoma agency or any political subdivision from accepting any federal grants to implement any federal statute, rule or executive order, federal or state judicial order or judicial findings that would have the effect of forcing an extreme risk protection order against or upon a citizen of Oklahoma… It would also make it a felony offense for any individual, including a law enforcement officer, to enforce a federal red flag law. In effect, this would bar state and local police from enforcing a federal red-flag law… EFFECTIVE: The federal government relies heavily on state cooperation to implement and enforce almost all of its laws, regulations and acts. By simply withdrawing this necessary cooperation, states and localities can nullify in effect many federal actions.”

Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening – by Patrick Cockburn – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/19/erdogans-ethnic-cleansing-of-the-kurds-is-still-happening/ – “An example of this type of compelling pressure is the deprivation of drinking water for about 400,000 people, mostly Kurds, who rely on the Alouk water station near Ras al-Ayn, which was damaged in the fighting at the time of the invasion and is under the control of Turkish proxy forces that prevent it being repaired. The UN has been making desperate attempts to restore the water supply from Alouk, but has so far failed to do so. It points out that even before 9 October, 900,000 out of the 3 million living in northeastern Syria were in acute need and since then the situation has gotten worse.”

Bolivia: Coup-Born Government’s Witch Hunt Intensifieshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Coup-Born-Governments-Witch-Hunt-Intensifies-20191119-0003.html – “The vigil was intervened by the police, following orders from the Interior Minister Murillo, who said he will have a hard hand with the seditious, alternative media La Resistencia reported… ‘Let them start running, we are going to grab them. We will not allow even one person to continue encouraging sedition​​​​​​​,’ Murillo said when he took office on Nov. 14… As part of her witch hunt against the Left, self-proclaimed interim president Añez said that the MAS does not have guaranteed participation in the next elections, for the Supreme Electoral Tribunal ‘will have to decide whether or not MAS will participate again.​​​​​​​​​​​​​’ ”

Russia Slams US Backing For Israeli Settlements As “New Dangerous Escalation” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-slams-us-backing-israeli-settlements-new-dangerous-escalation – “We are urging all concerned parties to refrain from any steps that could provoke a new dangerous escalation in the region and impede the creation of conditions for resuming direct Palestinian-Israeli talks,” the statement emphasized… Russia underscored it still sees as valid and binding the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which states that “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State [Palestine-Israel] solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”

US Publicly Backs Iran Protests As Khamenei Says Crackdown On “Thugs” Coming – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-publicly-backs-iran-protests-khamenei-says-crackdown-thugs-coming“The proud Iranian people are not staying silent about the government’s abuses,” Pompeo said in a statement published Sunday, saying that “the United States is with you,” and will stand against Iran’s “tyranny.” The statement said further, “We condemn the lethal force and severe communications restrictions used against demonstrators” and described the unrest as a “Cautionary tale of what happens when a ruling class abandons its people and embarks on a crusade for personal power and riches.”

Rockets Intercepted Over Golan Heights, As Explosions Reported At Damascus Airport https://southfront.org/rockets-intercepted-over-golan-heights-as-explosions-reported-at-damascus-airport/ – “In the early morning of November 19th, four rockets allegedly fired from Syria were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system over the Golan Heights… Around the same time, local Syrian media reported that explosions were heard at Damascus airport, but there’s no other details provided… Both reports, of the rockets launched towards Israel and the explosions at Damascus airport happened at roughly the same time.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: It is not plausible that forces under the command of the Syrian government are firing rockets into Israel.

Kurdistan And Israel: Oil Purchases Veiled Behind “Humanitarian Interest”https://southfront.org/kurdistan-and-israel-oil-purchases-veiled-behind-humanitarian-interest/ – ” ‘Israel’s support for the KRG has not led to any positive changes so far, in fact, it has had an adverse impact,’ he told me. ‘Barzani and the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) have used Israel’s rhetoric to further persecute Kurds, stifling political dissent and voices critical of the KRG. Israel should have approached the Kurds as a nation—and not just certain parties and families who do not have much support among the Kurdish population.’.. Israel’s leadership has little care for any of that, as long as it manages to receive its oil, under the pretense of humanitarian care and assistance.”

Several Security Forces Units Side With Evo Morales’ Supporters Amid Developing Crisis In Bolivia (Video) – https://southfront.org/several-security-forces-units-side-with-morales-supporters-amid-developing-crisis-in-bolivia-video/

Here’s The Simple Reason Why A Global Economic Recovery Is Not Coming – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/heres-why-global-economic-recovery-not-coming – “It’s not just Saxo: according to One River’s Eric Peters, China is actually deliberately slowing the economy in hopes of buying more time to enjoy economic stability, well aware that one wrong move with 320% debt/GDP could lead to catastrophe. Below we excerpt from Peters’ latest note: ‘Beijing smoothed previous cycles, now they’re truncating the tails,’ said Alpha. They’ll accept more slowing than in the past, to avoid a boom and bust. ‘You see it in the data, their reaction function changed.’.. Which brings us to Saxo’s dour conclusion for all those who believe that the global economy is about to enjoy another period of sustainable growth (and has confused the Fed’s QE for economic resilience and fundamentals): ‘Contrary to previous periods of slowdown, notably in 2008-2010, 2012-2014 and in 2016, China is unlikely to save the global economy once again… Needless to say, without China – which has created 60% of all new global debt over the past decade – there can be no global recovery… In other words, enjoy the current growth delusion while it lasts… some time into Q2 2020 when the Fed’s NOT QE will fade to nothing.”

Elizabeth Warren: Only ‘Approved’ Research Will Be Used by the Government – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2019/11/19/elizabeth-warrens-plan-to-control-what-research-is-used-by-the-government/ – “The proposal seeks to weed out conflict of interest studies by requiring all industry-submitted research to include information about funding. Any suspicious studies – such as opioid research submitted by Big Pharma or climate research funded by Big Oil – will be ‘excluded from the rule making process and will be inadmissible in any subsequent court challenges unless the research has passed rigorous, independent peer review.’.. The validity of such research would be determined by a “White House Office of the Public Advocate,” whose members will likely be appointed by Warren.” – Comment: This from the woman who staged a Senate “hearing” dog-and-pony show with the Surgeon General to represent that all vaccines were “safe and effective.”

For the Week of 11/11/19:

Is The Fed Secretly Bailing Out A Major Bank? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-secretly-bailing-out-major-bank – “In the meantime, with a little imagination, today’s problems in the repo market could be a warning that CLOs are turning to toxic waste, and, as a result, are developing into the next financial crisis. While it is still unclear, it is very possible that a bank or financial institution did not have sufficient high quality collateral and was frozen out of private repo markets. Hence, the dramatic rate spike followed by Fed supplied liquidity… The takeaway from all this: Don’t be surprised if a large bank goes belly-up with little advance notice.”

The Independent Ukraine’s painful journey through the five stages of grief – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/the-independent-ukraines-painful-journey-through-the-five-stages-of-grief/ – “Conclusion Russia can wait, the Ukraine cannot… It’s really that simple. In fact, time was always on the Russian side here, even if not necessarily on the side of the people of Novorussia who have suffered through the horrors of this war. However, it appears now that the Novorussians have been successful in their efforts to turn a hodgepodge of more or less trained militias into a credible and disciplined military force capable of tactical and operational actions, in other words, capable of dangerous counter-attacks. Finally, Russian policies towards the rump-Ukraine and Novorussia are now all unilateral in nature, which gives Russia a great deal of flexibility… With a weak leader like “Ze” the Ukraine looks stuck in the no man’s land somewhere between denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The faster the Ukrainian leaders get to the “acceptance” phase, the less the people of the Ukraine will have to suffer (not that anybody in the Ukronazi leadership cares about the common people).” – Another well-reasoned and readable analysis by The Saker

Russia, SDF Reach Agreement To Protect Tell Tamr In Northern Al-Hasakah: Monitoring Grouphttps://southfront.org/russia-sdf-reach-agreement-to-protect-tell-tamr-in-northern-al-hasakah-monitoring-group/ – “Russia has reached an agreement with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to secure the Christian town of Tell Tamir in northern al-Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on November 16… Sources familiar with the alleged agreement told the UK-based monitoring group that the town will be handed to Syrian government forces… Several Kurdish sources confirmed the SOHR’s report on November 17, revealing that the agreement will also force the SDF to withdraw from Tell Tamr and its countryside. This term was a demand by Ankara, which is reportedly a part of the agreement… Activists affiliated with the Turkish-backed National Syrian Army (SNA) said that the group’s militants are withdrawing from several villages north of Tell Tamr as a part of the new agreement… Earlier reports revealed that the Russian Military Police are planning to establish a military post in the town of Tell Tamir or near it.” – Comment: This is an important development that has the potential to ratchet-down tensions in the Tell Tamr area. Meanwhile, tensions between U.S. occupiers and the Russians seem continuing to build in the area around Qamishli.

Bolivia Crisis: 8 Killed, Dozens Injured As Police Open Fire On Evo Morales Supporters – https://southfront.org/bolivia-crisis-8-killed-dozens-injured-as-police-open-fire-on-evo-morales-supporters/ – “In an interview with al-Jazeera, Morales said he should be allowed to return to Bolivia and complete his final term in office… ‘I can’t be outside of the country. I’m used to being with the people as a union leader, president, doing work,’ Morales said… ‘I miss it (Bolivia) a lot. I’m looking for a legal way to go back and be with the people as they resist the dictatorship, the coup.’.. Meanwhile, the post-coup government has started a rapid revision of the country’s foreign and domestic policies. On November 15, the post-coup regime announced that Bolivia leaves the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and removed from posts around 80% of ambassadors to other countries. In the domestic policy, the new government strongly supports international corporations that has suffered a series of setbacks in the country during the Morales term.”

The Hugely Important OPCW Scandal Keeps Unfolding. Here’s Why No One’s Talking About It – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-hugely-important-opcw-scandal-keeps-unfolding-heres-why-no-one-s-talking-about-it-3632903f22a2 – “The only way this story will get mainstream coverage is if it goes viral without the assistance of the mainstream media, at which point the propagandists will be forced to report on it to save face and begin the near-impossible task of trying to regain control of the narrative. This will only happen if enough of us work together to shove the OPCW scandal into mainstream attention. I think this would end up being a very good thing for the world.” – Comment: Caitlin outlines how the evidence showing U.S./Nato intervention in the OPCW’s Douma narrative is being thoroughly suppressed in the Western MSM.

The Globalists Are Openly Admitting To Their Population Control Agenda – And That’s A Bad Sign… – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/3998-the-globalists-are-openly-admitting-to-their-population-control-agenda-and-thats-a-bad-sign – “In the late 1960’s into the 1970’s there was a resurgence of population control rhetoric coming out of globalist circles. Under the supervision of the UN and some related scientific groups, the Club Of Rome was formed. A prominent part of the Club of Rome’s agenda was population reduction. In 1972 the group of “scientists” under the UN’s direction published a paper called ‘The Limits Of Growth’, which called for greatly reduced human population in the name of “saving the environment”. This effort was directly linked to another agenda – the institution of a global government that could handle and enforce population controls on a wide scale… The elites had found a new scientific front for their eugenics obsession: Climate science… As history has shown us, it is always the elites that end up in the position of deciding the fates of millions or billions. From the Rockefeller Foundation sterilization programs in the US in the early 1900’s to the UN today, the globalists, a veritable death cult, are desperate to conjure a rationalization as to why they should be the ones to allow or deny human life based on lies like man-made climate change. They don’t believe in the climate change threat, THEY were the people that fabricated it. So, what is the core reason behind all of this?.. A reduced population completely dependent on limited energy sources might be easier to dominate. But I have another theory – they are psychopaths looking for a socially justifiable way to kill as many people as possible. Why? because they enjoy it.” – Comment: Do “They” really “Enjoy it,” or are they just slaves to their Egos? – I have long had the perception that Psychopaths perform their grisly deeds, not out of any real pleasure, but, due to their traumatic conditioning and psychological needs to defend their mental self-images, AKA Egos… This is the result of traumatized people being forced to take refuge in emotional defenses created to protect them from feelings so deeply painful they trigger irrational existential terror. In the face of that, they can rationalize their heinous behaviors any way they please.

Is The Fed Directly Monetizing US Debt? – Authored by Chris Martenson – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-directly-monetizing-us-debt – “The summary here is this: the Fed is buying US government paper on the day it’s issued… The Fed is directly monetizing US debt… Which means… MMT is Already Here!… The debate over whether or not MMT (“Modern Monetary Theory” see here for background and discussion) should or should not happen is now moot… It’s already here… This is a very serious and extremely important conversation to have. But it’s not being had at all… During Jay Powell’s last news conference, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (and defender and champion of the largest wealth transfer to the rich in world history) was not asked a single question on this topic… Nobody asked anything about the extreme and accelerating wealth and income gaps, both direct outcomes of the Fed’s policies… Nobody expressed concern about the Fed’s secretive actions, its direct debt monetization, or its violation of the Federal Reserve Act… The US media is toothless. I assume today’s journalists are simply too afraid of losing their jobs to speak truth to power, and have slipped into quiet acceptance of a mere stenographer’s role: ‘Yes, Mr. Powell, you’ve reversed course and have started lowering interest rates again, and have resumed growing the Fed’s balance sheet via new QE. Oh yes, you’re right, it’s ‘not QE’. How silly of me. But despite those emergency measures, the economy is ‘in a good place’ and we all should be super optimistic? Got it. Yes, sir — very inspiring. Anything else?’

Medicare-For-All “Socialism” Is Just Another Racket – by Charles Hugh Smithhttps://www.zerohedge.com/health/medicare-all-socialism-just-another-racket – “What’s being labeled “socialist” in present-day U.S.A. is nothing more than the state borrowing from future generations to fund profiteering rackets today. It’s hardly a secret that the U.S. spends twice as much per person on healthcare but trails the pack of other developed nations in actual health. (See infographic below for the facts, which I have discussed here for 14 years.).. Problem #1 is robust health isn’t profitable, while managing chronic lifestyle diseases and pushing needless/harmful medications and procedures are immensely profitable… Problem #2 is the external costs of destructive but oh-so-profitable products are not paid by either producers or consumers at the point of purchase. The tobacco industry offers an example of this decoupling of “price discovery” and externalities that manifest years or decades later.”

Iran Burning: Shock Gas Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests After Subsidy Cuts – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/violent-protests-break-out-iran-after-shock-gas-price-hike-subsidies-cut – “The BBC reports that the protests are fierce enough to have already led to at least two deaths and multiple injured as demonstrations are active in at least a dozen cities: ‘One person was killed during protests in the central city of Sirjan. State news agency Irna said there were clashes with police when protesters attacked a fuel storage warehouse and tried to set fire to it…Several more people were injured. A protester also died in the city of Behbahan… Other cities were also affected including the capital, Tehran, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Tabriz, Karadj, Shiraz, Yazd, Boushehr and Sari.’.. The AP reported that while at the start of this week drivers were allotted up to 250 liters a month at the pump at at a controlled 10,000 rials per liter, as of Friday that changed drastically to an allowance of 60 liters (or 13 gallons) of petrol a month at 15,000 rials ($0.13; £0.10) a liter. Additional liters after that cost 30,000 rials… On Saturday the protests have appeared to get more confrontational, as police were filmed using riot control measures against crowds, and with some unconfirmed reports of live fire being used, as has been the case over the past month in neighboring Iraq.”

The Free Money Bubble Is About To Burst – by Michael Pento – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/free-money-bubble-about-burst – “The Free Money Bubble Is About To Burst – by Michael Pento – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/free-money-bubble-about-burst – ” Recently, there has been a parade of central bankers along with their lackeys on Wall Street coming on the financial news networks and desperately trying to convince investors that there are no bubbles extant in the world today. Indeed, the Fed sees no economic or market imbalances anywhere that should give perma-bulls cause for concern. You can listen to Jerome Powell’s upbeat assessment of the situation in his own words during the latest FOMC press conference here. The Fed Chair did, however, manage to acknowledge that corporate debt levels are in fact a bit on the high side. But he added that “we have been monitoring it carefully and taken appropriate steps.” By taking appropriate steps to reduce debt levels Powell must mean slashing interest rates and going back into QE. The problem with that strategy being that is exactly what caused the debt binge and overleveraged condition of corporations in the first place… The sad truth is that the entire artificial and tenuous construct of markets is predicated on interest rates that perpetually fall and never increase. As long as this baneful dynamic is in place, asset bubbles grow bigger, and debt levels rise. Thus, making the economy increasingly more dependent on lower and lower interest rates. The problem is most central banks have already arrived at the zero-bound range and/or are in various stages of QE. Even the horrific Fed only has one and half percentage points from running out of ammo to reduce borrowing costs and is already printing $60 billion per month in QE. And yes, that is exactly what it should be called. Hence, when (not if) the next economic contraction begins, money markets will once again freeze and the record number of zombie companies will begin laying off millions of employees as a result of being shut out of the credit market. Then, the global bubble in junk corporate debt will crater and cause panic in equity markets like never before in history… According to the Fed and the deep-state on Wall Street, all is completely normal.” – Mr. Pento presents even more cautionary observations on the current financial state of affairs.

Goldman’s Euphoria Indicator Just Hit An All-Time High: What Happens Next? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/goldmans-euphoria-indicator-just-hit-all-time-high-what-happens-nextA boatload of financial data providing more evidence that a serious deterioration in “market conditions” may be in the offing.

Insufferable Pomposity: Obnoxious State Department Drones Destroyed Ukraine; Their Next Target: Trump – by James Howard Kunstler – https://russia-insider.com/en/insufferable-pomposity-obnoxious-state-department-drones-destroyed-ukraine-their-next-target-trump – “The lifers at State also have something to hide: their exertions to connive with Ukraine government officials they controlled to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election in favor of their former boss, Mrs. Clinton. The current impeachment spectacle is an attempt to pitch a smokescreen over that embarrassing mess, which includes the CIA’s and FBI’s efforts to blame Russia for their own illegal interventions in the 2016 election — the heart of the three-year impeachment narrative. The Joe-and-Hunter Biden affair is the left anterior descending artery in that heart.”

UK Is Preparing Evacuation Of Intelligence Personnel From Syria’s Idlib?https://southfront.org/uk-is-preparing-evaucation-of-intelligence-personnel-from-syrias-idlib/ – “At the same time, Russia and Turkey continue to boost their cooperation on the tactical, in Syria’s Idlib and northeast, and regional level. The rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow apparently endranger British personnel involved in clandestine activities in the miltiant-held part of Syria… Therefore, it’s highly likely that the UK is now trying to get a kind of open corridor to withdraw its intelligence officers and military advisers involved in propaganda operations and training of militants in the Idlib zone.”

Bolivia: 9 Corpses in 24 hours Prove Dictatorship’s Violencehttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-9-Corpses-in-24-hours-Prove-Dictatorships-Violence-20191116-0001.html Over the last 24 hours, at least nine Bolivians have died as a result of repressive actions carried out by the security forces that support the coup-based government headed by Senator Jeanine Añez… ’23 people have died since the coup. The most recent victims are four people shot dead in La Paz​​​​​​ and five in Sacaba,’ La Paz Ombudsman’ Office delegate Teresa Zubieta told teleSUR… ‘They have killed our brothers as if they were animals,’ Zubieta said and explained that Añez’s regime is generating ‘a setback of more than 30 years with respect to the protection of people.’ ”

Bolivian Parliament Elects New Head, Refuses to Acknowledge Self-Proclaimed President Jeanine Anezhttps://southfront.org/bolivian-parliament-elects-new-head-refuses-to-acknowledge-self-proclaimed-president-jeanine-anez/ – “Essentially, the coup-plotters can now only resign to force to impose their rule and push Morales’ resignation through… Evo Morales also announced that he considers himself the president of Bolivia, until Parliament resigns. And since the resignation was not accepted, then Morales is still the president legally, and the coup-plotters could not legally legitimize the seizure of power… Meanwhile, more than 1000 supporters of Morales were arrested per day, the scope of repression against opponents of the coup is progressively escalating. A civil war nears dangerously close… At the same time, Venezuelan President Maduro called on the armed forces to fulfill their duty to the people and restore Morales back to his position.”

AAAHHH! EUGENICS! Russian Army to Use Soldiers’ Gene-Profiles to Assign Roles – by Michael Peck – https://russia-insider.com/en/science-tech/aaahhh-eugenics-russian-army-use-soldiers-gene-profiles-assign-roles/ri27874 – “But Russian President Vladimir Putin has embraced genetics with a passion. In March, the Kremlin issued a decree that called for “implementation of genetic certification of the population, taking into account the legal framework for the protection of data on the personal human genome and the formation of the genetic profile of the population.” Ostensibly this is to protect Russia’s population against chemical and biological attack, as well as safeguard Russia’s genetic patrimony from Western spies and saboteurs… It has also spurred fears that Russia is edging towards a Nazi-style eugenics program in which certain groups, such as those Russians of Slavic ancestry, will be favored.”

Why your next car is a bikehttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/why-your-next-car-is-a-bike/ – “Then, the issues started… First, quality. Many bikes required constant maintenance and were often out of service… Then, vandalism, as bikes freed from docking stations were much more vulnerable to improper usage. They were drowned in Amsterdam’s canals, and they eventually ended up in urban bike cemeteries around the world, giving rise to pollution concerns and prompting cities to get more stringent in granting licenses… Finally, the business model came under pressure. At the beginning, new deposits by customers financed the deployment of new bikes, but market saturation soon threatened this strategy. As of now, several dockless bike startups have gone bankrupt, and Mobike – the remaining largest player – is considering selling most of the stakes of its European arm.”

Bolivia: Coup-Born Government Threatens Independent Journalistshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Coup-Born-Government-Threatens-Independent-Journalists-20191115-0002.html – “Independent journalists who are covering protests in Bolivia were accused of carrying out “sedition” by Communications Minister Roxana Lizarraga, who was paradoxically appointed by a US-backed government that emerged from a coup d’etat against the socialist President Evo Morales… ‘Law will be fully enforced against those journalists or pseudo-journalists who are seditious, whether they are nationals or foreigners,’ Lizarraga said and took the opportunity to blame Cuba and Venezuela for the ongoing social unrest in Bolivia… ‘They want to put us on their knees,’ she added and warned that the Interior Ministry already has a list of the journalists who are stirring up resistance or rebellion against the coup-born regime… After these announcements, four Cuban officials were arrested and accused of demonstrating against the interim government headed by Senator Jeanine Añez, who self-proclaimed president on Nov. 12.”

New Legislation Will Throw People in Jail for Disrespecting Cops — Seriously – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/11/new-legislation-will-throw-people-in-jail-for-disrespecting-cops-seriously.html – “If you annoy a police officer in upstate New York, you could find yourself facing massive fines and even jail time. Seriously… In a vote this week, lawmakers in the Monroe County Legislature passed a proposal in a 17-10 vote to fine and/or jail a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer. The jail sentence is up to one year and the fine is up to $5,000.”

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory – https://www.dw.com/en/germany-makes-measles-vaccination-compulsory/a-51243094 – “As of March 2020, parents will have to prove their child is vaccinated against measles before sending them to day care or school. While the Health Ministry says the bill is “child protection,” critics think otherwise… Before the introduction of measles vaccine in 1963 and widespread vaccination, major epidemics occurred approximately every two to three years. Some 2.6 million people died from the highly contagious disease every year — with children the most vulnerable. But by the turn of the millennium, some countries had declared the disease ‘eradicated.’Comment: The underlined paragraph is basically just composed of lies.

Kamala Harris Serves Up a Disturbing and Ironically-Named Bill: the ‘Family Friendly’ Schools Act – by Alex Parker – https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2019/11/06/kamala-harris-serves-disturbing-ironically-named-bill-family-friendly-act/ – “Hence, the government will keep the rugrats before school, during school, and after school. And all summer. Yeah — why are people hatching these things?.. How about as soon as they’re born, a federal program just scoops ’em up and takes care of it all ’til they’re 18? That way, everyone can wholly focus on what really matters — their jobs… Suddenly, I find myself wanting to move to China. Or start a new one… Here in the States, women are cutting their important work in order to have to crappily deal with doggone offspring. And Kamala’s sick about it…”

Violence and Repression Escalate Following Bolivian Coup (w / many excellent – and shocking – videos showing emerging repression) – https://southfront.org/violence-and-repression-escalate-following-bolivian-coup-graphic-videos-photos-18/ – “Stratfor claimed that the coup may make the country more politically unstable, which is undoubtedly true, but it is also possible that the self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Anez might reverse Morales’ decision to cancel the (Lithium mining) agreement with ACISA… ‘In the longer term, continued political uncertainty will make it more difficult for Bolivia to increase its production of strategic metals like lithium or develop a value-added sector in the battery market. The poor investment climate comes at a time of expanding global opportunities in lithium-ion battery production to meet rising demand from electric vehicle manufacturing.’.. Violence is increasing throughout the country, following Morales’ resignation and the seizure of power by the right-wing opposition… Clashes are happening in many cities across the countries, and there are numerous videos and photographs showing that the military and police are on the side of the right-wing opposition that carried out the coup against the elected President and his government… The residents of the municipality of Yapacani, in the Santa Cruz district, denounced the onslaught of the military who took to the streets after President Evo Morales announced his resignation.” – “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” -Gomer Pyle

Is the New World Order a Jewish Conspiracy? No, it’s a Satanic Conspiracy – by Makia Freeman – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/10/14/is-the-new-world-order-a-jewish-conspiracy-no-its-a-satanic-conspiracy/ – ” We don’t have to blame the many or a collective (the Jews) for the actions of a few. We don’t have to be unfair to all the innocent Jews who have unjustly branded as conspirators when many of them are victims not perpetrators of the grand conspiracy. No, it’s not a Jewish conspiracy, not exactly … it only appears to be so because the inner core of those hiding behind Jews are Zionists, and the inner core of Zionism is Sabbatean-Frankism, a Satanic cult which exploits Jews to achieve its own ends.” – This is, I think, an important contribution by Freeman, very concise and well-composed. It also includes links to a very large and crucial body of work on the subjects approached in the article. One could easily spend many days wading through the references here and gain a substantial understanding of what’s going on here.

US wants to create illegal quasi-state in eastern Syria: Russiahttps://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-wants-to-create-illegal-quasi-state-in-eastern-syria-russia/ – ” ‘On the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, they are doing everything possible to create the structure for a quasi-state, and are asking the Gulf States for major investments in order to create a local administration on the basis of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurds – the YPG People’s Protection Units and others, with the clear intention of breaking this piece of territory off from Syria, and controlling the oil fields located there,’ Lavrov said… At the same time, Lavrov accused the US of prohibiting its allies from investing in Syria’s reconstruction.”

Did Obama Order CIA to Form ‘Trump Task Force’ to Throw Election for Deep State? – by Philip Giraldi – https://russia-insider.com/en/did-obama-order-cia-form-trump-task-force-throw-election-deep-state/ri27855 – “Nevertheless, some might even argue that having a Deep State is a healthy part of American democracy, that it serves as a check or corrective element on a political system that has largely been corrupted and which no longer serves national interests. But that assessment surely might have been made before it became clear that many of the leaders of the nation’s intelligence and security agencies are no longer the people’s honorable servants they pretend to be. They have been heavily politicized since at least the time of Ronald Reagan and have frequently succumbed to the lure of wealth and power while identifying with and promoting the interests of the Deep State.”

Bolivia in Crosshairs of US Counter-revolutionhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Bolivia-in-Crosshairs-of-US-Counter-revolution-20191111-0004.html – “Yesterday, Bolivian social movements in La Paz, the center of government, answered the calls of the right-wing for president Morales to resign with their own ultimatum: That the leaders of the right depart the city of La Paz within 48 hours and leave its inhabitants in peace. They announced that in the face of police mutinies, the social movements would form a civil police force to protect the constitution and its elected representatives. In a tradition of struggle that is hundreds of years old, they announced they would encircle La Paz, however, they would do so peacefully.”

Bolivia: Police Shoot Anti-Coup Protesters in El Altohttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Police-Shoot-Anti-Coup-Protesters-in-El-Alto-20191112-0001.html – “Over the last week, far-right groups have staged acts of aggression against the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) authorities and politicians… Selective burning of houses and beatings against Evo’s supporters, however, have not been reported in a timely manner by international and local media… In this regard, for example, in Argentina, where Mauricio Macri will remain in the presidency until December, the Press Workers Union (SiPREBA) on Monday denounced that the National Radio direction prohibited its journalists from writing or speaking about the existence of a coup in Bolivia… (from Twitter): ‘Terror in Bolivia. Last night artillery helicopters shot at the indigenous people in La Paz. El Alto communities reported 6 dead and around 30 injured. This is silenced by mainstream media.’.. Morales’s Defense Minister Javier Zavaleta on Monday presented his resignation and denounced violent actions that the mutinous security forces are carrying out… ‘Bullets are neither the answer nor the solution to a problem,’ Zavaleta said and explained that he never ordered the use of military force against the population… ‘We never gave an order for our soldiers to wield a weapon against the people… The State we built was a State in which the military defends the Homeland with the people and never against them.’ ”

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: IN THE BAD OLE’ USSA: COMPOSTING… FROM HUMANS… – by Joseph P. Farrell – https://gizadeathstar.com/2019/11/in-the-bad-ole-ussa-composting-from-humans/ – “Washington state, it seems, has approved a bill which has been signed into law by that state’s governor, to allow “human composting”: Many other supporters of the bill claim that legalizing human composting will be great for the environment, as it’s supposedly ‘as close to the natural process of decomposition [as] you’d assume a body would undergo before we had an industrialized society.’.. If America now begins “recycling” human beings as liquid rather than simply burying bodies or cremating them into ash, as has traditionally been the case, then these remains will almost certainly end up being converted into recycled “biosludge” and spread as “fertilizer” on food crops… Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of a company known as Recompose that aspires to be the first “natural organic reduction” funeral home in the United States, is also excited about the bill, which she says fulfills a longtime hope’ of hers to create ‘an urban, soil-based, ecologically friendly death-care option.’ (Emphasis added)”

From the Weeping-And-Gnashing-Of-Teeth-In-DC Desk: Evo Morales just landed in Mexico City, after being refused permissions by Peru, Chile, and Brazil to fly over their airspaces. Live feed on Sputnick: https://sputniknews.com/latam/201911121077290109-former-bolivian-president-evo-morales-arrives-in-mexico-city—video/more on this story from Sputnik: Mexican Foreign Minister Welcomes Ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales in Mexicohttps://sputniknews.com/latam/201911121077290850- mexican-foreign-minister-welcomes-ex-bolivian-president–evo-morales-in-mexico/This story will be added to later today, possibly with video of Morales’ statement after landing with a translation.

For the Week of 11/4/19:

“Deep Equity” Program Indoctrinating Kids Across US, Tells Teachers To Reject Parents Who Disagree (4 min) – from Tucker Carlson

Heather Mac Donald & Tucker Carlson On CA Schools Teaching Bigoted Neo-Marxist Ideology To Kids (4 min)

From the WTF-Happened-To-Global-Research? Desk: China’s Vision for the Future: “Give Peace a Chance” – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-vision-future/5694334 – “The ten-year Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976) was Mao’s sociopolitical movement aiming at cleaning socialist China from infiltrated capitalist elements and influences. Then, and to some extent still today, China was full with so-called Fifth Columnists, a term coined during the Spanish Civil war, when General Franco’s Nazi-party, the “Falange”, were able to defeat the legitimately elected Republicans, because the “Falange” had what they called a “Fifth Column” clandestinely embedded among the Republican defense forces in Madrid. Today Fifth Columnists are everywhere. They come in all shapes and forms, including disguised as western NGOs, in every country that Washington and its western allies want to dominate and provoke ‘regime change’. It was clear that the west, predominantly the emerging US empire, wanted to disrupt Mao’s revolution; they would not let China flourish under her own political, communist values and believes (sic).” – Comment: Contrast this politically correct view from Koenig with the information from Warren Pollock (below). Apples to Oranges…

Warren Pollock – China: The New Nazis of Our Time (30 min) – from Greg Hunter, USA Watchdog.com

Turkish Drone Strike Kills, Injures Several Civilians In Northeastern Syria (Video) – https://southfront.org/turkish-drone-strike-kills-injures-several-civilians-in-northeastern-syria-video/ – “Turkish UCAVs are highly active over northeast Syria, targeting Kurdish forces, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops and even first responders… Earlier, Kurdish sources reported that a Turkish UCAV targeted an ambulance near the town of Tell Tamr in northern al-Hasakah with what is believed to be a precision-guided munition.”

US Threatens Sanctions On Serbia, Scrambles To Thwart Possible S-400 Purchase – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-threatens-sanctions-serbia-scrambles-thwart-s-400-acquirement – ” “You know, when you have such a weapon, no one would attack you. Neither US nor any other pilots fly where S-400s are operational: Israeli pilots do not fly either over Turkey or Syria, except for the Golan Heights. We have aviation, which the strongest than ever before. We will be strengthening the air defense with Pantsyr systems and other things, which are not on the sanctions list,” Vucic said in the interview…The US was quick to respond to Vucic’s statement. US Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer warned in an interview with the Macedonian television during his visit to Skopje that the purchase of S-400 systems from Russia would entail US sanctions against Belgrade… The sanctions threat worked, according to some Russian sources; however, the spat appears to be ongoing, given Reuters reported Friday that a US diplomat was promptly dispatched to meet with Serbian authorities over the issue.” – Comment: Seems like the U.S. is having a Bad Hair Year.

Grand Ayatollah Sistani Warns Against U.S. Coup Plot In Iraq – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/11/grand-ayatollah-sistani-warns-against-us-coup-plot-in-iraq.html – “Sistani, who is not pro-Iran, is fully supporting the Hashd al-Shaabi. The external actors who want to use the protest to put Hashd down will fail… After the U.S. invaded Iran its viceroy Paul Bremer planned to install a proxy government without any elections. It was Ayatollah Sistani who prevented that when he publicly decreed that the U.S. had to let the Iraqis decide for themselves. The Marja had spoken, the U.S. had to back down and elections were held. His statement today is of similar importance and weight.”

Brennan’s plot to takeover US gov’t, mole placed in Trump White House – from The Duran (w/video 39 min) – https://theduran.com/brennans-plot-to-takeover-us-govt-mole-placed-in-trump-white-house-video/

There Are Things Worth Fighting For, And Fates Far Worse Than Death – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/3987-there-are-things-worth-fighting-for-and-fates-far-worse-than-death – “There comes a moment in the life of many liberty movement activists or analysts when they are confronted with this reality: The reality that we are not fighting a faceless “system” that was built passively by mistake, or built in the name of mere random greed. No, the system is only an extension of a greater agenda and the weapon of a conspiratorial army. What we are really fighting are very evil people with psychopathic desires to dominate and destroy. Attempt to change the system without removing the cabal behind it, and you will fail every time… This is where we hit a wall of indecision and find ourselves at an impasse on solutions within the movement. There are even some people who argue that “nothing can be done”… This is, of course, a lie. Something can indeed be done. We can fight and remove the elites from the equation entirely. In fact, we have no choice but to fight if we hope to retain any semblance of our sovereignty or foundational principles. But sadly, there are people in the movement with some influence who do not seem to understand the difference between fighting to survive, and fighting to succeed… And while building alternatives to the mainstream system and removing yourself from the grid is a step in the right direction, this alone is only a stop-gap. One day, the establishment will come to take what you have. There is no way around this. Narcopaths are like ravenous parasites feeding on every last morsel of humanity. They take whatever can be taken… The question is, when they come to digest that which you hold precious, how will you respond? Is fighting back impossible, or is it preferable to slavery? Is dying for a better tomorrow a fool’s errand, or the only errand we are put on this Earth for? These are questions that need to be answered and answered soon. The time left to ponder them is running out.”

Turkish-Backed Militants Launch New Attack In Northern Raqqa, Capture Two Villageshttps://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-launch-new-attack-in-northern-raqqa-capture-two-villages/ – “The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) launched on November 7 a new large attack on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Raqqa countryside… In a press release, the SNA announced that its militants had captured Beir Issa and Sharaqiq. Both villages are located near the key town of Ain Issa. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that Turkish combat drones backed the new SNA attack, conducting several airstrikes on Kurdish forces in the northern Raqqa countryside… Last week, Russian forces established a coordination and operations center in Ain Issa. The attack near the base could pose a threat to Russian troops deployed there.”

Russia Reinforces Newly-Established Coordination Center In Northern Raqqa (Photos)https://southfront.org/russia-reinforces-newly-established-coordination-center-in-northern-raqqa-photos/ – “Fresh Russian reinforcements arrived on November 6 in the newly-established coordination and operations center near the town of Ain Issa in northern Raqqa… According to the North Press Agency (NPA), the reinforcements included several military vehicles and dozens of trucks loaded with ammunition and equipment.” Comment: The Russians have trucked in a massive amount of materiel to the Ayn Issa Base, which was formerly occupied by the U.S. military. It seems they are anticipating serious trouble with the Turkish proxies (SNA/NSA – formerly the Free Syrian Army), who are Takfiri Wahhabist terrorists.

How the Deep State ‘Justifies’ Itself in America – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/06/how-the-deep-state-justifies-itself-in-america/ – “On October 30th, there was a panel discussion broadcast live on C-Span from the National Press Club and the Michael V. Hayden Center. The discussants were John Brennan, Michael McCabe, John McGlaughlin, and Michael Morrell. They all agreed with the statement by McLaughlin (former Deputy CIA Director) “Thank God for the ‘Deep State’”, and the large audience there also applauded it — nobody booed it. John Brennan amplified upon the thought, and there was yet more applause. However, that thought hadn’t been invented by McLaughlin; it instead had evolved recently in the pages of the New York Times. Perhaps the discussants had read it there. Instead of America’s ‘news’-media uncritically trumpeting what government officials assert to be facts (as they traditionally do), we now have former spooks uncritically trumpeting what a mainstream ‘news’-medium has recently concocted to be the case — about themselves. They’ve come out of the closet, about being the Deep State. However, even in that, they are lying, because they aren’t it; they are only agents for it. ”

The Cult of Russia-Hate: Unquestionable Doctrine, Magical Thinking Primes US Citizenry for Total Security State – by Helen Buyniski – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/cult-russia-hate-unquestionable-doctrine-magical-thinking-primes-us-citizenry-total – “Cultists are kept from straying too far into “wrongthink” through thought-stopping techniques they are taught by other members early on. For Russiagate, this manifests in buzzwords like “fake news” and the smearing of all non-mainstream sources as unreliable. True cultists will cut entire websites out of their news diet, lest they be exposed to “Russian disinformation” carefully disguised as, say, American conservatism (Breitbart, Infowars) or peace activism (antiwar.com, the Ron Paul Institute). Even aggregators like Drudge Report have been smeared by the PropOrNot list later used, more disturbingly, by more authoritative voices like the Poynter Institute in an attempt to smear entire sections of the web as disinformation and “fake news.” Such “milieu control” keeps cultists safe in their echo-chambers… By controlling a person’s information environment, it becomes much easier to control their thoughts. Brainwashing cults demand purity from their members, and both impure thoughts – perusing “fake news” or having civilized online chats with dissenters – and impure people must be jettisoned. If you can’t convert your friends (or family, or spouse!) to see things your way politically, ditch them, a surprising number of articles recommended around the 2016 election. This is no different than a cult demanding followers cut off family members who frown on its activities. Cults know that without a strong support system, it can be difficult to leave.”

Syrian Kurds OK US-led oil mission – by Jack Detsch – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/11/syria-kurds-sdf-pentagon-oil-mission-kobane.html – “Nor was it immediately clear what prompted the SDF reversal, as the group still has not won American commitments to a no-fly zone in northern Syria or to halt the Turkish incursion. A source close to the SDF said that American forces photographed by Agence France-Presse near Rmeilan oil field cannot stay there or at the Faysh Khabour border crossing with Iraq, as new US policy will limit American areas to south of the M4 highway. The group hopes that French and British forces will backfill that role… But as US special representative for Syria Jim Jeffrey is set to depart for Turkey on Friday to meet with senior officials in Ankara and Syrian opposition groups trying to broker a UN-backed deal for new constitution, experts say the SDF is aiming to get leverage for an eventual deal to rejoin a consolidated Syrian state as the civil war winds down.” – Comment: And the “Kurds” (whatever that identity really means) wonder why they end up getting shafted over and over…

Amazon Co-opting Homeowner’s Ring Cameras To Police – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/amazon-co-opting-homeowners-ring-cameras-to-police/” ‘The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce our partnership with Ring and the Neighbors App. Detectives and station personnel from across the county completed their training today and our stations are now live. Station staff are able to receive information and interact with residents through the app. Customers with a Ring camera will be able to share videos with their local Sheriff’s station. The Neighbors App connects communities with the goal of creating safer and stronger neighborhoods and one of the benefits is you do not need to own a Ring device to use the app.”.. I could find no public notice of the training that is mentioned above, but it clearly was nationwide and it clearly took place. The result is that the system has gone live… Other Georgia law enforcement agencies partnering with Ring including police departments and sheriff’s offices in Chamblee, Cobb County, Duluth, Forsyth County, Garden City, Gwinnett County, Sandy Springs and the Savannah Police Department… ‘This partnership is another way for us to engage the community and share information in a timely manner,’ Sandy Springs Deputy Chief of Police Keith Zgonc said in an email. The department teamed up with Ring in April… For some, the rising number of police partnering with Ring is chilling. They say Ring is creating a nationwide surveillance network that raises serious concerns about privacy and the blurring of police departments with corporations.”

$10M Lawsuit Filed in New York Against Motels that Allegedly Allowed Child Sex Trafficking of Foster Children – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/10m-lawsuit-filed-in-new-york-against-motels-that-allegedly-allowed-child-sex-trafficking-of-foster-children/ – “Andrew Denney and Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post have reported on a $10 million lawsuit filed recently alleging that a 10-year-old foster girl was raped, tortured and beaten as she was sold for sex at two New York motels while staff turned a blind eye to what was happening… The plaintiff, now an adult, reportedly was in the foster care system at the time when she was being sexually abused… The young girl was trafficked through motels, according to the lawsuit, with the full knowledge of the motel staff who did nothing to try and stop this kind of sex trafficking of children… According to the NY Post article, 45% of all sexual exploitation in New York City happens in hotels.”

UK’s National Health Service To Deny Treatment To “Racists” And “Sexists” – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/uks-national-health-service-deny-treatment-racists-and-sexists – “The North Bristol NHS Trust said that “threatening and offensive language,” as well as ‘racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour’ and ‘malicious allegations’ would all be punishable offenses… Patients who commit such an infraction will be subject to a ‘sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe.’.. ‘We have staff from many different backgrounds, from all over the world, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equality which is a fundamental value of the NHS,’ said Andrea Young, Chief Executive for North Bristol NHS Trust… ‘We’re sending a strong signal that any racism or discrimination is completely unacceptable – we want staff to challenge and report it and we want everyone to know that it will have consequences,’ she added.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Can this be healthy?

Trump Jr. Outs CIA Whistleblower Over Twitter – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-jr-outs-cia-whistleblower-over-twitter – “Don Jr. then tweeted ‘The entire media is #Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower. Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him.’.. Trump Jr.’s ‘outing’ of Ciaramella comes one day after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he was considering releasing the whistleblower’s name, and claimed that he may be involved in Ukraine corruption.”

‘Coup Has Started’: Whistleblower’s Attorney Vowed To ‘Get Rid Of Trump’ In 2017 – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/whistleblowers-attorney-vowed-get-rid-trump-2017 – ” Mark Zaid, the John Podesta, Clinton and Schumer-linked attorney who founded the anti-Trump nonprofit ‘Whistleblower Aid’ in 2017, tweeted ‘It’s very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to.‘.. (from Zaid’s Twitter feed):#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/826255624610729985 …‘ ”

From the Grounds-For-Speculation-and-Further-Research Desk: Henry Makow: “Soul Scalping” Report Matches Secret Majestic Docshttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/11/05/henry-makow-soul-scalping-report-matches-secret-majestic-docs/ – “In their insane desire to have human bodies as their own, Aliens have perfected the ability to take a person’s soul out of their body and put it ‘elsewhere.’ This gives them access to a human body devoid of a soul. The body is a shell, a carcass, and they can take over and possess this body and use it for themselves. This is termed as “walking-in.” There are two types of walk-ins. Aliens can walk-in and possess a live human body, and/or a dead human, or in this instance, a live human who had their soul removed and then their body was taken over and walked-in by an alien.” – Note: I don’t take any of this at face value. This are, IMO, dangerous to “dig into” without both serious inner development (truth and discernment) work and the capacity to deal with extreme paradoxes.

Russia Considers To Set Up Air Base In Northeast Syria: Reporthttps://southfront.org/russia-considers-to-set-up-air-base-in-northeast-syria-report/ – “The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) maintained control of the Qamishli airport throughout the war, despite existing security threats. The airport was repeatedly targeted by Syrian militants, Jihadist groups and even sometimes threatened by Kurdish forces… The airport, which is located southwest of the border city of Qamishli, has a 3,7 km airstrip, suitable for most Russian cargo planes, and several service facilities… If SOHR’s claim is confirmed, Russia will be able to impose full control of the airspace over northeast Syria from Qamishli airport. This will allow to to project its influence on both US and Turkish operations in the nearby area.”

Burisma Pressured Obama Admin Weeks Before Joe Biden Got Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/burisma-pressured-obama-admin-weeks-joe-biden-got-ukrainian-prosecutor-fired – “During that February 2016 contact, a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. (I filed that suit this summer with the help of the public interest law firm the Southeastern Legal Foundation.)Just three weeks before Burisma’s overture to State, Ukrainian authorities raided the home of the oligarch who owned the gas firm and employed Hunter Biden…’.. By early 2016 the Ukrainian investigation had advanced enough that then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin authorized a court-ordered seizure of Zlochevsky’s home and other valuables, including a luxury car. That seizure occurred on Feb. 2, 2016, according to published reports in Ukraine… The same day that the Zlochevsky seizure was announced in Ukraine, Hunter Biden used his Twitter account to start following Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, a longtime national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden who was promoted to the No. 2 job at State under Secretary John Kerry… The Feb. 4, 2016 Twitter notification from Hunter Biden to Blinken was captured by State email servers and turned over to me as part of the FOIA release… The (multiple) emails (between Hunter and Blinken over several months) don’t indicate whether the meeting had to do with Burisma or one of Hunter Biden’s other interests… But they clearly show that Hunter Biden, his business partner and Burisma’s legal team were able to secure contacts inside the State Department, including to one of his father’s most trusted aides, to Secretary Kerry and to the agency’s top energy official… The question now is: Did any of those contacts prompt further action or have anything to do with Joe Biden’s conduct in Ukraine in March 2016 when he forced Shokin’s firing?”

China Is Weaponizing Water And Worsening Droughts Across Asia – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-weaponizing-water-and-worsening-droughts-across-asia – “Asia, the world’s driest continent in per capita terms, remains the center of dam construction, with more than half of the 50,000 large dams across the globe. The hyperactivity on dams has only sharpened local and international disputes over the resources of shared rivers and aquifers… Last summer, water levels in continental Southeast Asia’s lifeline, the 4,880-kilometer Mekong River, fell to their lowest in more than 100 years, even though the annual monsoon season stretches from late May to late September. Yet, after completing 11 mega-dams, China is building more upstream dams on the Mekong, which originates on the Tibetan Plateau. Indeed, Beijing is also damming other transnational rivers… China is central to Asia’s water map. Thanks to its annexation of the water-rich Tibetan Plateau and the sprawling Xinjiang province, China is the starting point of rivers that flow to 18 downstream countries. No other country in the world serves as the riverhead for so many countries… By erecting dams, barrages and other water diversion structures in its borderlands, China is creating an extensive upstream infrastructure that arms it with the capacity to weaponize water.”

Rebuilding Syria – without Syria’s oil – by Pepe Escobar – http://thesaker.is/rebuilding-syria-without-syrias-oil/ – ” ‘Events’ seem not to be that incandescent, so far, even as Erdogan, predictably, releases the whiff of a threat in the air: ‘We reserve the right to resume military operation in Syria if terrorists approach at the distance of 30km to Turkey’s borders or continue attacks from any other Syrian area.’.. Erdogan also said the de facto safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian border could be “expanded,” something that he would have to clear in minute detail with Moscow… Those threats have already manifested on the ground. On Wednesday, Turkey and allied Islamist factions launched an attack against Tal Tamr, a historic Assyrian Christian enclave 50km deep inside Syrian territory – far beyond the scope of the 10km patrol zone or the 30km “safe” zone… Poorly-armed Syrian troops pulled out under fierce attack, and with no apparent Russian cover. The Syrian military on the same day issued a public statement calling on the Syrian Democratic Forces to reintegrate under its command. The SDF has said a compromise must be reached first over semi-autonomy for the northeastern region. Thousands of residents in the meantime fled farther south to the more protected city of Hasakeh.”

Brennan’s Spy? New Theories Emerge About Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/brennans-spy-new-theories-emerge-about-trump-ukraine-whistleblower – “…let’s take a deeper look at the whistleblower, reported by investigative reporter Paul Sperry to be Eric Ciaramella (EC)… Sperry reported that ‘federal records show Biden’s office invited Ciaramella to an October 2016 state luncheon the vice president hosted for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Other invited guests included Brennan, as well as then-FBI Director James Comey and then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper.’ (Sperry: Several U.S. officials told RCI that the invitation that was extended to Ciaramella, a relatively low-level GS-13 federal employee, was unusual and signaled he was politically connected inside the Obama White House.) -RedState… And now he won’t testify, while another witness in the case, Alex Vindman (likely Ciaramella’s source), had to be reprimanded by his superior officer for ‘inappropriate and partisan behavior in the military.’.. The emerging image of EC shows him to be a hyper-partisan Democrat, well-connected within the ranks of the deep state, who was possibly spying on the Trump White House for the FBI. As voters see the individual behind the whistleblower complaint which has triggered an impeachment inquiry, they will “have thoughts” about the Democrats… Perhaps we’ll find out more about Ciaramella from John Durham, the prosecutor appointed by Barr to investigate the origins of the “Russiagate” counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign. As Rush Limbaugh puts it, this is a race between impeachment and a Durham indictment.”

Are ‘Green Bonds’ The “But It’s For The Children” Trojan Horse For MMT? (Modern Monetary Theory…) – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/are-green-bonds-its-children-trojan-horse-mmt – “However, as Bloomberg notes, pricing and liquidity are still limiting factors. As green bonds become more mainstream, investors are offered little additional incentive to buy them as they price comparably to non-green debt… ‘As soon as the green-bond market becomes sizable you’ll see central banks investing more in green bonds,’ according to Massimiliano Castelli, head of sovereign strategy at UBS Asset Management… Of course, as most are aware, “green”-bonds are largely a marketing gimmick, and if central banks really do escalate their buying, then you don’t need a crystal ball to forecast that there will be a rise in companies’ “Greenwashing” their issuance – using green labels to spend on not so green things!”

San Jose, CA to become largest US city to ban natural gashttps://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/san-jose-ca-to-become-largest-us-city-to-ban-natural-gas/563219/ – “San Jose, CA Mayor Sam Liccardo and other city council members approved a proposal to prohibit natural gas infrastructure from being installed in many new residential buildings. The measure covers single family homes, accessory dwelling units and low-rise multi-family buildings… The ordinance would require all new multi-family buildings to have 70% electric vehicle (EV) capable parking spaces, at least 20% EV ready spaces and at least 10% EV supply equipment spaces… A final ordinance is expected to be approved in October, going into effect on January 1. The council’s intention is to expand the ban to include more buildings, and it has requested check-ins from city staff over the next several months with recommendations for the expansion, a mayor’s office spokesperson told Smart Cities Dive. They are also examining offsetting the cost of solar and battery storage installations in affordable housing.”

From the War-By-Other-Means Desk: Rioters Attempt To Storm Iranian Consulate, As Anti-Government Protests Continue In Iraqhttps://southfront.org/rioters-attempt-to-storm-iranian-consulate-as-anti-government-protests-continue-in-iraq/ – “Demonstrators reportedly scaled the concrete barriers surrounding the Iranian consulate in the city of Karbala… Security forces fired in the air to disperse the crowd, who threw stones and burned tires around the building on a street corner in Karbala, south of the capital, Baghdad… Mustafa Saadoon, director of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, told Al Jazeera that three protesters were killed during the assault on the Iranian consulate… In his weekly sermon, top Iraqi Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned of ‘civil conflict, chaos and destruction’ if the security forces or paramilitary groups crack down on the protests… ‘No person or group, no side with a particular view, no regional or international actor may seize the will of the Iraqi people and impose its will on them,’ he said… His calls came one day after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomenei addressed the situation in Iraq… ‘I seize this opportunity to tell those who care about Iraq … to remedy insecurity as their priority,’ Khamenei said. The supreme leader blamed the United States its allies (Israel) for spreading “insecurity and turmoil” in Iraq and Lebanon… Feisal Istrabadi, a former Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations and director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University, warned the situation could deteriorate… ‘I am very much afraid that is what’s coming next,’ he told Al Jazeera, saying it is ‘nearly impossible’ for the current leaders in Iraq to quell the ongoing protests.”

Israeli Caretaker Government Tries To Annex Further Parts Of West Bank And Jordan Valleyhttps://southfront.org/israeli-caretaker-government-tries-to-annex-further-parts-of-west-bank-and-jordan-valley/ – “The situation is ideal, since the peace process is frozen, but the Parliament can pass legislation, furthermore the Trump administration doesn’t condemn any further annexations by Israeli, it rather even supports them… ‘There is a diplomatic window of opportunity and willingness on the part of the US for this kind of annexation that will not return,’ Shaked said. ‘We cannot afford to hesitate or wait. We must take advantage of this window of opportunity immediately and begin to apply sovereignty over these areas. It is for this reason that the State of Israel cannot be dragged into another election cycle.’ ”

More on a potential Clinton (shudder) run: The Hillary Clinton Resentment Machine – by Dr. Binoy Kampmark – https://southfront.org/the-hillary-clinton-resentment-machine/ – “Only a sadomasochist would consider it a genuine prospect. A failed presidential candidate, the louse in the locks of the Democratic Party, keen to make yet another vain tilt at the White House. But in the rogues’ gallery of the defective and disturbed, Hillary Clinton can count herself as pre-eminent, a historical creature who should be preserved as a warning for the party faithful. But she refuses to lie (and lie) quietly, and has given ventriloquised clues via her husband that she might be readying for a return to competition… The way Clinton disturbs the news bubble is through complaint heavy with spite. She gazes at the mirror in self-loathing, and claims to spot the faults of others. (The loathing is understandable to some degree: it was Clinton and her circle who decided, disastrously, to elevate Donald Trump as electable material ahead of rival Bernie Sanders.) The story she bores her audience with lacks variation: The 2016 loss to Trump could never be put down to her, veteran political figure, establishment doyen. No, that would be inaccurate for a person with the credentials for office.”

Further thoughts on the potential for a Hillary Democrat nomination: The candidates need to get enough delegates in order to, at a minimum, attain a brokered nomination convention. If Ms. Clinton-Body-Count were to launch a full-bored campaign, it’s certain that she would gather most if not almost all of the “super delegates,” that is to say, the delegates appointed through various channels in the DNC, who are not subject to the primary process. My guess is that Hillary will need to start the process of getting onto primary ballots soon – she can afford not to be in maybe 2 or 3 of the first primaries, but would have to have qualified for being on the ballots of all after that to have a chance for the nomination. I would assume that she (and her team) are at work behind the scenes to make that happen. She will need a synthetic campaign as I doubt she has the health to do press conferences or real campaign rallies – same methods as applied in 2016, only even more tightly controlled. Without a major recession before next November, I don’t think she’ll have a chance – Unless, they have powerful control over the voting system (machines, voting dead people, illegals bussed to multiple venues, etc.).

For the Week of 10/28/19:

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is Imploding – by Michael Snyder – http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/joe-bidens-campaign-is-imploding – “But the bad news is that his numbers have been steadily falling. At one point, his average level of support in national polls was over 40 percent, but now it is down to just 26.7 percent. And the really bad news is that Biden is falling behind other candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, according to the latest poll Biden is now in fourth place in Iowa… If the Biden campaign continues to flounder, establishment Democrats are going to become increasingly tempted to recruit another big name to enter the race…” – (emphasis added) – Comment: I wonder who in the world that would be…

Was There Another Reason For Electricity Shutdowns In California? – by Richard Trzupek – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/was-there-another-reason-electricity-shutdowns-california – “The main operating constraint of wind power is, of course, wind speed. At the low end of the scale, you need about a 6 or 7 mph wind to get a turbine moving. This is called the “cut-in speed.” To generate maximum power, about a 30 mph wind is typically required. But, if the wind speed is too high, the wind turbine will shut down. This is called the “cut-out speed,” and it’s about 55 mph for most modern wind turbines… It may seem odd that wind turbines have a cut-out speed, but there’s a very good reason for it. Each wind turbine rotor is connected to an electric generator housed in the turbine nacelle. The connection is made through a gearbox that is sized to turn the generator at the precise speed required to produce 60 Hertz AC power… The blades of the wind turbine are airfoils, just like the wings of an airplane. Adjusting the pitch (angle) of the blades allows the rotor to maintain constant speed, which in turn allows the generator to maintain the constant speed it needs to safely deliver power to the grid. However, there’s a limit to blade pitch adjustment. When the wind is blowing so hard that pitch adjustment is no longer possible, the turbine shuts down. That’s the cut-out speed… Now consider how California’s power generation profile has changed. According to Energy Information Administration data, the state generated 74.3 percent of its electricity from traditional sources—fossil fuels and nuclear—in 2001. Hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass-generated power accounted for most of the remaining 25.7 percent, with wind and solar providing only 1.98 percent of the total… By 2018, the state’s renewable portfolio had jumped to 43.8 percent of total generation, with wind and solar now accounting for 17.9 percent of total generation. That’s a lot of power to depend on from inherently unreliable sources… Thus, it would not be at all surprising to learn that PG&E didn’t stop delivering power out of fear of starting fires, but because it knew it wouldn’t have power to deliver once high winds shut down all those wind turbines.”

Six Charts Showing Just How Much The Government Has Grown – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/six-charts-showing-just-how-much-government-has-grown – “When the federal government isn’t spending more, it’s taking on more risk, committing the taxpayers to more bailouts, and flooding the market with government insured debt. As The Washington Post reported earlier this month, “In 2019, there is more government-backed housing debt than at any other point in U.S. history.” And these government guarantees are up considerably since the 2009 housing crash. The Post continues: ‘Now, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration guarantee almost $7 trillion in mortgage-related debt, 33% more than before the housing crisis … Because these entities are run or backstopped by the U.S. government, a large increase in loan defaults could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.’.. Yet, in spite of all this, we’ll no doubt continue to be told that government is withering away, government institutions are “underfunded,” and extreme anti-government libertarians have taken over. Of course, it’s entirely possible that the success of certain free-market ideas — however limited that success may be — has helped to restrain the growth of government taxation and spending. Without this so-called “victory” of the libertarians, we might be looking at a per capita tax burden that grew 200 or 300 percent in recent decades, rather than a “mere” 118 percent… But given the ongoing growth of government taxation, spending, and regulation, it should be abundantly clear that we are hardly living in an age of “market fundamentalism,” laissez-faire libertarianism, or policymakers who “worship” the market. If anything, trends appear to be moving in exactly the opposite direction.”

US B-52 Bomber Made Unexpected Approach Of Russian Airbase In Syria – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-b-52-bomber-made-unexpected-approach-russian-airbase-syria-report – ““A few hours ago, initially over the southern part of Greece, and subsequently already close to Cyprus, the American strategic bomber B-52 was tracked, which was a rather big surprise due to its approach the Russian Hmeimim Airbase. The exact route of the U.S. strategic bomber remains unknown; however, according to a number of sources, the plane flew close to the border of Syria before heading into Jordanian airspace,” the publication reported Friday… For what purpose the American strategic B-52 bomber appeared so near Russian military bases in Syria so far remains unknown, however, these aircraft were previously seen in imitation of attacks on Russian military bases located in the region, in connection with which analysts believe that this is another attempt to scare Russia with an American presence… It is noteworthy to mention that previously unconfirmed information appeared that the Russian Hmeimim Airbase is no longer under the protection of the S-400 air defense system,” they added… Some rumors began to surface last week about the Russian military’s alleged deactivation of their S-400 system in SyriaThere have been unconfirmed claims that the Russian military deactivated its S-400 anti-air defense missile system protecting Russian bases in Syria… If true, this may have been one of the reasons the U.S. made the close approach; however, these flights are rarely discussed by either the U.S. or Russia.”

US Needs To Occupy Syria Because Of Kurds Or Iran Or Chemical Weapons Or Oil Or Whatever – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/us-needs-to-occupy-syria-because-of-kurds-or-iran-or-chemical-weapons-or-oil-or-whatever-966a06303d20 – “Whenever you see anyone arguing for keeping troops in Syria that aren’t there with the permission of the Syrian government, this is all they’re really supporting: a campaign to annex a strategically valuable location into the US-centralized empire. This is true regardless of whatever reason they are offering for that support. And notice how all the different reasons we’ve been inundated with all appeal to different political sectors: the oil and Iran narratives appeal to rank-and-file Republicans, the humanitarian arguments appeal to liberals, and the Kurds narrative appeals to many leftists and anarchists like Noam Chomsky. But the end result is always the same: keeping military force in a location that the empire has long sought to absorb.”

U.S. Is Planning To Establish New Base In Syria’s Deir Ezzor – Report – https://southfront.org/u-s-is-planning-to-establish-new-base-in-syrias-deir-ezzor-report/ – ” ‘Information circulating in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the International Coalition, say that the Americans intend to convert the 113th Brigade into a new U.S. base,’ Deir Ezzor 24 quoted the source as saying… The 113th Brigade base was one of the biggest sites of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) in northeast Syria. Several Soviet-produced SA-6 air-defense systems and Shilka self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon systems (SPAAGs) were stationed there… In 2013, the base was attacked and captured by a joint force of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front.”

Venezuela Expels El Salvador’s Diplomats from Caracashttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Expels-El-Salvadors-Diplomats-from-Caracas-20191103-0005.html – ” ‘Salvadoran authorities are breathing oxygen into the failing U.S. strategy of intervention and economic blockade against the people of Venezuela,’ Venezuela’s ministry said… Venezuela’s foreign ministry said on Sunday it was expelling El Salvador’s diplomats from the country, in response to the Central American country’s decision to expel diplomats representing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro… In a statement, the ministry said it would give the diplomats 48 hours to leave. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele’s government does not recognize Maduro as legitimate and said on Saturday it would receive a new diplomatic corps representing opposition leader Juan Guaido.”

‘This charge is 100% false’: Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence – by Ben Norton – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/this-charge-is-one-hundred-percent-false-grayzone-editor-max-blumenthal-arrested-months-after-reporting-on-venezuelan-opposition-violence/ – “A team of DC police officers appeared at Blumenthal’s door at just after 9 AM, demanding entry and threatening to break his door down. A number of officers had taken positions on the side of his home as though they were prepared for a SWAT-style raid… Blumenthal was hauled into a police van and ultimately taken to DC central jail, where he was held for two days in various cells and cages. He was shackled by his hands and ankles for over five hours in one such cage along with other inmates. His request for a phone call was denied by DC police and corrections officers, effectively denying him access to the outside world… Blumenthal was informed that he was accused of simple assault by a Venezuelan opposition member. He declared the charge completely baseless.”

Police Essentially Ask Federal Court to Let Them Use Excessive Force Even if Suspect is 100% Compliant – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/11/police-essentially-ask-federal-court-to-let-them-use-excessive-force-even-if-suspect-is-100-compliant.html – “Oklahoma police have asked a federal court to support their claim that citizens who comply with police during an arrest do not have a clearly established right to be free from police brutality. The police’s justification of the use of excessive force, even in the absence of provocation, were made in a motion by City of Muskogee police seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by attorneys for The Rutherford Institute on behalf of Jeriel Edwards, an African-American man who, despite complying police orders during an arrest, was subjected to excessive force and brutality, including being thrown to the ground, tasered, and placed in a chokehold that rendered him unconscious and required his hospitalization for three days.”

The Next Shoe In The Farm Crisis Drops: Bankruptcies Soar 24% – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/trade-war-chaos-spikes-us-farm-bankruptcies-24 – “President Trump’s farm bailouts, given to farmers earlier this year, appears to be failing at this moment in time, as a tsunami in farm bankruptcies is sweeping across the country… With record-high debt, collapsing farm income, and depressed commodity prices, US farmers are dropping like flies as there’s no end in sight in the 15-month long trade war… AFB said farm bankruptcies for the 12 months ending in September, totaled an astonishing 580 filings, up 24% YoY… The number of Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies [580 filings] for the period was the highest since 676 filings were recorded in 2011. For 3Q19, farm bankruptcies were slightly lower, down 2% YoY.”

Closer Look At Russia-Created Pontoon Bridge Across Euphrates River Near Deir Ezzorhttps://southfront.org/closer-look-at-russia-created-pontoon-bridge-across-euphrates-river-near-deir-ezzor/

The Lebanese ‘Canary in the Mine’ Is Signalling Mid-East Trouble Ahead – by Alastair Crooke – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/01/lebanese-canary-in-mine-signalling-mid-east-trouble-ahead/ – “The ‘strategic shock’ is represented by the collapse of long-established landmarks: the US is departing Afghanistan, and the Middle East. The Wolfowitz doctrine of US primacy across the region is drawing to a close. Yes, there will be push-back in parts of the ‘liberal’ western Establishment – and there will be periods of two US steps ‘out’ from the region, and with another ‘in’… But the psychic reality of this incontrovertible ‘fact’ has seared itself into the regional psyche. Those who dined liberally from the cornucopia of power and wealth under the ‘old order’ are understandably frightened – their protective cover is being snatched away. ” – Very well considered article by Crooke.

CA Insurance Exodus: Homeowner Coverage Evaporating in the Wake of the California Wildfires – by Jenny Jayne – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/insurance-homeowner-california-wildfires/

The Sectarian Civil Wars in the Middle East are Ending, Replaced by Uprisings Against Corruption – by Patrick Cockburn – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/10/29/the-sectarian-civil-wars-in-the-middle-east-are-ending-replaced-by-uprisings-against-corruption/ – “The final outcome of the multiple Syrian wars is now in sight: Turkey will keep a small, unstable enclave in Syria but the rest of the Syrian-Turkish border will be policed by Russian and Syrian government troops who will oversee the YPG withdrawal 21 miles to the south. The most important question is how far the Kurdish civilian population, who have fled the fighting, will find it safe enough to return. A crucial point to emerge from the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi last Tuesday is that Turkey is tiptoeing towards implicitly recognising the Assad government backed by Russia as the protector of its southern border against the YPG. This makes it unlikely that Ankara will do much to stop a Russian-Syrian government offensive to take, probably a slice at a time, the last stronghold of the Syrian armed opposition in Idlib.” – Good article by Cockburn, I think. Recommended

Anger grows as utility struggles to get its blackouts right – by Jonathan J. Cooper and Juliet Williams, AP – https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/californians-struggle-winds-fires-blackouts-66627646 – ” Caught in the middle are millions of customers forced to endure without the needs of modern life. More than 500,000 people remained in the dark Wednesday, some since Saturday… ‘Northern California residents are exhausted. They’re fried. And this is completely unacceptable,’ said state Sen. Mike McGuire, a Democrat who represents vast swaths of areas still in the dark. ‘Californians deserve better from this utility.’.. Local governments complained about the lack of communication before the Oct. 9 outage and filed reports with regulators. In a response filed Wednesday with the Public Utilities Commission, PG&E acknowledged ‘various, and in some cases, extreme, shortcomings, including failure of the website, and coordination with state local and tribal governments’ during the shut-off… Mark Quinlan, PG&E’s senior director of emergency preparedness and response, appeared stumped Tuesday night when asked how people should get information when the power is already out and many cellphone towers have stopped working… ‘People could get the information from a website through family,’ he suggested, ‘or they could just get it the old-fashioned way through calling on a landline.’.. Fewer than half of U.S. households have a landline, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. More than 70% of young adults and renters have only a cellphone, the data says.” – Comment: AP struggles to make a plausible stab at covering lies, damn lies, and some fatal, very dicey and anomalous events.

From the Latest-From-The-Gas-Wars Desk: Trump Loses More than Just the Battle Over Nordstream 2 – by Tom Luongo – https://tomluongo.me/2019/10/30/trump-loses-more-than-just-the-battle-over-nordstream-2/ – “In the end the story of Nordstream 2 has a happy ending. Because despite the ridiculous rhetoric about European energy security, nothing secures the long-term peace in Europe than stitching the continent together with Asia with energy pipelines… If Nordstream 2 wasn’t the optimal solution to Europe’s needs blame the U.S. and the EU itself for forcing Russia to scuttle South Stream in 2014 and fomenting a coup and the subsequent failed state known today as Ukraine then as well… We broke what didn’t need fixing. But the U.S./U.K. obsessions with blunting the rise of China and enacting revenge on Russia for not becoming a vassal state to Wall St. and City of London under Putin wouldn’t be appeased… There had to be one last major push for central Asian chaos and Nordstream 2 was only of those major offensives, like Syria, the war against the Donbass, the invasion of Yemen and the isolation of Iran.” – Comment: A fine article from Luongo, stitching together many strands of the multi-dimensional efforts by the Zio-Globalist/Occult-Crown Imperium to contain Russia, China and the movement toward a multi-lateral world.

Chinese Bank On Verge Of Collapse After Sudden Bank Run – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/chinese-bank-verge-collapse-after-sudden-bank-run – “The bank run at Yichuan Bank, located in China’s landlocked province of Henan, makes it at least the fourth bank that authorities have rushed to rescue this year. It won’t be the last… As we have documented previously, in recent month China’s banking sector has been dogged by a sudden surge in liquidity concerns, particularly among smaller regional banks that had expanded aggressively in recent years, and were now suffering a surge in bad loans, threatening their viability… In May, regulators bailed out Baoshang Bank, in the country’s first bank bailout since the 1990s. That move led to widespread concerns about the health of other small lenders and financial institutions, squeezing liquidity in China’s interbank market. It also led to similar failures – and rescues – of Bank of Jinzhou and Heng Feng Bank, both smallish regional banks, yet big enough to convince the local population that something was very rotten with China’s financial system.

Communications Are DOWN in Parts of California: Radio, TV, Internet, Cell Towers Fall Victim to PG&E Blackouts As Wildfires Rage – by Dagny Taggart – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/communications-are-down-in-parts-of-california-radio-tv-internet-cell-towers-fall-victim-to-pge-blackouts-as-wildfires-rage.html – “Without cell service, signing up for emergency wildfire evacuation notices or using backup chargers to keep phones going during a power outage is useless… According to the San Francisco Chronicle: ‘On Tuesday, nearly 224,000 customers across the state were without communication services — television, internet, and phone — according to data that companies reported to the Federal Communications Commission. That number dropped from more than 450,000 Monday… Hundreds of cell sites were down. In Marin County, 35% of cell sites were down. In Sonoma County, it was 22%; Napa County: 15%; Contra Costa County: 3.8%; and San Mateo County: 3.5%. (source)’… This afternoon, The Wall Street Journal reported that according to Federal Communications Commission data, cable and wireline phone companies said 173,058 subscribers were without service as of Wednesday morning.”

SWAT Team Blows Up Innocent Man’s Home in Search of Clothing Shoplifter — Deal With It, Says Court – by Jack Burns – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/swat-team-blows-up-innocent-mans-home-in-search-of-clothing-shoplifter-deal-with-it-says-court.html – “A Federal Appeals court has granted police new powers for which they will not be held accountable. They can now completely destroy your home and they will not have to pay for it. That’s what happened to Leo Lech’s home in 2015 after a shoplifter — accused of stealing a shirt — illegally entered his home, forcing Greenwood Village SWAT to go room by room ransacking the place with explosives… The 19-hour standoff ended with the suspect being taken into custody, but not before the home, as TFTP previously reported, was destroyed. The place looked like it was hit with a bulldozer. None of the windows were intact, and the doors were blown off their hinges. The Lech family’s possessions were completely destroyed, left in tatters after the SWAT team showed no concern for the home nor its belongings.”

Record Low Temps Up To 50 Degrees Below Normal Threaten To Absolutely Wreck The Rest Of The Harvest Season – by Michael Snyder – http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/record-low-temps-of-up-to-45-below-zero-threaten-to-absolutely-wreck-the-rest-of-the-harvest-season – “It isn’t supposed to be this cold in October. The official start of winter is still almost two months away, and yet the weather in much of the western half of the country right now resembles what we might expect in mid-January. All-time record lows for the month of October are being set in city after city, and this extremely cold air is going to push into the Midwest by the end of the week. Temperatures in the heartland will be up to 50 degrees below normal, and unfortunately about half of all corn still has not been harvested. Due to unprecedented rainfall and extreme flooding early in the year, many farmers faced extraordinary delays in getting their crops planted, and so they were hoping that good weather at the end of the season would provide time for the crops to fully mature and be harvested. Unfortunately, a nightmare scenario has materialized instead. A couple of monster snow storms have already roared through the Midwest, and now record low temperatures threaten to absolutely wreck the rest of the harvest season.”

The Curious Case of Edward Snowden – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/curious-case-edward-snowden-permanent-record/ – “…rose to extraordinary fame in June 2013 when he facilitated classified documents from the NSA to be made fully open and public, is an intriguing case. Some (with blind allegiance the USG and MIC [Military Industrial Complex]) view him as a traitor who should be imprisoned for life or killed. Others view him as a hero, genuine activist and champion of the right to privacy. There are also some who view him with skepticism, finding his story and claims beyond the bounds of credibility. With the publication of his recent book Permanent Record, and to some extent his recent interview with Joe Rogan, he has again become a focus of attention. We have learnt much more about his background and story. Now is a good opportunity to ask: who is Edward Snowden, and can we fully trust his story?”

Flynn’s Lawyer Claims FBI Tampered with Interview Notes, Demands Charges Be Dropped – by Mairead McArdle – https://www.nationalreview.com/news/flynns-lawyer-claims-fbi-tampered-with-interview-notes-demands-charges-be-dropped-due-to-outrageous-government-misconduct/ – ” ‘Those changes added an unequivocal statement that ‘Flynn stated he did not’ — in response to whether Mr. Flynn had asked Kislyak to vote in a certain manner or slow down the UN vote [on sanctions],’ Powell wrote. ‘This is a deceptive manipulation because, as the notes of the agents show, Mr. Flynn was not even sure he had spoken to Russia/Kislyak on the issue. He had talked to dozens of countries.’.. ‘That question and answer does not appear in the notes, yet it was made into a criminal offense,’ Powell wrote in the motion. ‘The draft also shows that the agents moved a sentence to make it seem to be an answer to a question it was not.’ ”

Turkish-Backed Militants Launch Large Attack South Of Ras Al-Ayn, Capture Several Villageshttps://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-launch-large-attack-south-of-ras-al-ayn-capture-several-villages/ – “Several SDF fighters and soldiers of the SAA have been reportedly killed or injured, some in airstrikes carried out by Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicles… The attack represents a blatant violation of Turkey’s agreements with Russia and the U.S. The SNA’s hostile actions, which appear to be supported by Ankara, could re-escalate the situation in northeast Syria.”

Roger Waters: The US and UK are Trying to KILL Julian Assange! (w/Video 28min) – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52451.htm

Endorsing The Deep State Endangers Democracy – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/10/endorsing-the-deep-state-endangers-democracy.html – “This development is disconcerting. If the deep state is allowed to make its own policies against the will of the elected officials why should we bother with holding elections?.. The Democrats are stupid to applaud this and to even further these schemes. They are likely to regain the presidency in 2024. What will they do when all the Civil Service functionaries Trump will have installed by then organize to ruin their policies?”

It’s happening! Britain WILL head to polls this winter as lawmakers vote for December 12 snap election (WATCH LIVE) – https://www.rt.com/uk/472114-december-snap-general-election/

Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Controlhttp://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=129802 – “Removing Chinese Communists from this essential port is a tremendous feat and a huge victory for U.S. national security. You’d never know it because the media, consumed with the impeachment debacle, has ignored this important achievement. The only coverage of the finalized transfer is found in Long Beach’s local newspaper, which published a brief article omitting important background information on the Trump administration’s work to take back the terminal from the Communists. The story makes it seem like a regular business transaction in which “a Chinese state-owned company, reached a deal to sell the terminal, one of the busiest in the port, for $1.78 billion.” The piece also quotes the Port of Long Beach’s deputy executive director saying that the transaction process was intricate and involved one of “our most valuable port assets.” Buried at the bottom of the article is a sentence mentioning that the U.S. government, which regulates mergers for antitrust and security reasons, stepped in and required COSCO to sell its rights to the container terminal.” (emphasis added)

SHUTDOWN: “First they predict the fires, then turn off the power, then they start the fires, next they spread the fires…”http://themillenniumreport.com/2019/10/ca-power-shutdown-the-nefarious-nwo-agenda-exposes-itself/ – “Since when is shutting off the power as a pre-emptive measure to avoid wildfires from spreading a justifiable pretext? ! Especially when PG&E was falsely blamed for the wildfire destruction in the first place… This Government-Corporate crime wave has been memed PG&Egate because of the sheer depth and breadth of the criminal conspiracy that was necessary for it to get this far. PG&E has been so ravaged by lawsuits, which were greatly encouraged after the Mainstream Media unjustly accused their power lines for the fires, that all they can do is go along with the ruse… Now here’s a video that proves, once again, these firestorms are actually arson fires, many beginning with inexplicable explosions: Watch the California P-u-r-G & E Fires Begin in Real Time.”

California Wildfires Geoengineered & DEW Attackshttp://stateofthenation2012.com/?page_id=110167w/link to Millenium Report article on 2018 Cali Fires

We Now Have Mass Public Unrest In France, Spain, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador And Bolivia – by Michael Every – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/we-now-have-mass-public-unrest-france-spain-algeria-iraq-lebanon-egypt-hong-kong – “Of course, one can’t usually join dots that simply, but if this is 1968-redux then consider the historical echoes. The Prague Spring was violently crushed by Soviet Tanks and the West was powerless to prevent it. Meanwhile, student uprisings in the West produced social reforms and a policy swing to the Left. Along with the Vietnam War, that contributed to the end of the USD peg to gold and the first phase of the global Bretton Woods order – and then to very high inflation in the 1970s, which was ultimately ended by the Volcker Fed and the current phase of deflationary neoliberal globalisation that is once again pushing people out onto the streets… In short, regardless of what the Fed does this week, or the BOJ; and whatever the PMIs print at; and whatever the EU or Boris give and get, we still face Ages and Ages of Rage in a market that is still largely pricing for the calm of the status quo ante.”

‘Call It the Surge’: Vowing Nationwide Crackdown, Trump Touts Tougher and More Militarized US Police – “They didn’t want to make you look so tough,” the president told a room full of cops on Monday. “They didn’t want to make you look like you’re a threat.” – by Jake Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/28/call-it-surge-vowing-nationwide-crackdown-trump-touts-tougher-and-more-militarized – ” ‘In coming weeks, Attorney General Barr will announce a new crackdown on violent crime—which I think is so important—targeting gangs and drug traffickers in high crime cities and dangerous rural areas,’ Trump said during the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago. ‘Let’s call it the surge.’.. The president did not provide any details on the plan but said it is going to be “very dramatic.”.. ‘And you’re going to see tremendous results very quickly,’ Trump added.”

In Stunning Loss For Merkel, CDU Is Surpassed By Populist AfD In Thuringia Elections – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/stunning-loss-merkel-cdu-surpassed-populist-afd-thuringia-elections – “It’s the latest sign of trouble for Merkel as her political career comes to an anticlimatic close. Europe’s largest economy has slowed sharply and will expand only a projected 0.5% this year, from 2.5% two years ago… More ominously for Germany’s establishment, the angrier the people get, the more they are likely to vote… and not for any of the establishment parties. Overall voter turnout rose significantly to around 66%, up from 52.7% in 2014… In Thuringia, the only state ruled by Die Linke, the post-election situation is complicated further by the CDU’s refusal to cooperate with the hard-left party, despite the relatively moderate stance of Ramelow, a folksy former trade union official… And while the AfD has struggled to make major inroads in the more wealthy “west”, in the eastern states of Saxony and Brandenburg last month, the AfD also scored above 20% to become the second-largest force. However, in both cases the mainstream parties kept a pact not to enter into government with the far-right party, a pledge they have also made in Thuringia.” (emphasis added)

Pento: “The Fed Is Panicking To Stop A Depression (w/Video 45min)- Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/pento-fed-panicking-stop-depression – Economist and money manager Michael Pento says the recent Federal Reserve about-face in policy with cutting rates and new QE (money printing) means only one thing: ‘They not only stopped raising rates, they now cut rates twice, and they are going to cut rates again at the end of this month. They are also fully back in a massive QE. They have a $130 billion revolving repo facility shoving $130 billion every night, rolling it over, trying to re-liquefy the banking system and back into QE–$60 billion per month. At the peak, it was $85 billion. So, they are almost back to the peak of QE (during the Great Recession). They did not scale in, the Fed went to $60 billion right away.’.. Why the sudden burst of money printing when we are being told the economy is fine?.. Pento says the Fed is panicking to stop a “depression.” That’s right, a depression… ento contends: ‘I am on record saying given the extent of the asset bubbles that we have today… household debt is at a record high. Corporate debt is at a record high, up 60%. The national debt was $9 trillion prior to the Great Recession and is now $23 trillion. Total non-financial debt is now $53 trillion, and it was $33 trillion prior to the Great Recession.’.. ‘So, the plunge in the stock market would be huge and from a much higher level. Back in the Great Recession, unemployment claims spiked. We had millions of people laid off, and the same thing would happen today only it would be much worse.’.. Pento predicts the debt bubble will implode at some point, and it will be felt everywhere on the planet. Pento says: ‘When this thing implodes, we are all screwed. On a global scale, we have never before created such a magnificent bubble. These central bankers are clueless, and they have proven that beyond a doubt. All they can do is to try to keep the bubble going…”

Trump Wants Deal With Exxon or Other Company to Take Syrian Oil – ‘We should be able to take some’ – by Jason Ditz – https://news.antiwar.com/2019/10/27/trump-wants-deal-with-exxon-or-other-company-to-take-syrian-oil/ – “Having sent growing numbers of troops into eastern Syria explicitly to control the oil, President Trump now says he is seeking a deal with Exxon Mobil or “one of our great companies” to go into occupied Syria and take the oil… Trump has long suggested that in his view, the US should be able to just take oil from countries it is involved in militarily, as a way to recover some of the costs of his various wars. Trump said on Sunday that the oil is valuable and ‘we should be able to take some also.’.. That Trump is sold on this idea is one thing, but convincing a US Oil and Gas Major to go along with the operation is another thing. The legal basis, particularly internationally, of taking Syrian oil without Syrian permission, and keeping US military forces there to keep Syria from stopping them, is going to be complicated, to say the least.”

Warnings of “Financial Armageddon” from the City of London – Calls for a One World Green Currency to Stop the New Silk Road – by Matthew Ehret – https://theduran.com/warnings-of-financial-armageddon-from-the-city-of-london/ – Current Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has gone on a global campaign in recent months to coral the financial, political and business elite into supporting his design for a new hegemonic global currency modeled on Facebook’s Libra as a replacement to the U.S. dollar-based system. This “hegemonic digital currency” would be tied to Carney’s other passion: the “de-carbonization” of the world (which is actually just a euphemism for depopulation). The “new rules of the system” which Carney, King and their oligarchical masters demand be imposed upon nations in the face of the meltdown of the banking system are tied to the creation of financial incentives to green economic investments such as solar and wind energy, which inherently lower the means of industrial capital production and thus contract the “carrying capacity” of the population to “sustainable levels”. Taking a threatening tone, Carney has said ‘the firms that anticipate these developments will be rewarded handsomely. Those that don’t will cease to exist’.”

Live Fire Web App (by Paul Doherty) – This is a web mapping application made from my personal ArcGIS Online account to provide real-time information about wildfire incidents. – https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=38af98f710d94937a61eb0789211de54&extent=-13642507.3789%2C4942975.2539%2C-13612658.7193%2C4961587.6703%2C102100Note: Zoom in on the current Cali-Fires (try the Kincaid Fire near Geyserville) and check out the incredibly regular grids of the satellite-detected hotspots that started the fires.

Meet the Radical Economists Behind Warren, Sanders – Top 2020 Dems’ wealth tax plans based on controversial research – by Charles Fain Lehman – https://freebeacon.com/politics/meet-the-radical-economists-behind-warren-sanders/ – “University of California, Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman have gained currency on the left for their proposed radical taxes on wealth and financial transactions. While Warren, Sanders, and other leading liberals rush to embrace them as advisers, a debate has roiled academic economics. The evidence on which Sanders, Warren, and others have built their plans to dramatically transform the U.S. economy may be shoddier than their supporters realize, according to some prominent Democrats who have called the research'”substantially inaccurate and substantially misleading.’ ”

From the Official-State-Propaganda-Speaks Desk: Iraqi PM Sends Counter-Terror Force To Put Down Street Protestshttps://www.rferl.org/a/iraq-mahdi-elite-antiterror-forces-break-up-protests-iran-militias/30238406.html – “Mahdi on October 26 ordered CTS forces onto the streets of the capital, Baghdad, and the southern city of Nasiriyah and were told to “use all necessary measures” to shut down the protests, Reuters quoted security sources as saying… Reuters reported that CTS troops took over checkpoints in neighborhoods surrounding Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square as midnight approached and began moving protesters out of the area… Regular security forces were earlier unable to clear the square of protesters despite firing tear gas… Police sources told Reuters that four people were killed in the capital after being struck in the head by tear gas canisters fired by security personnel… In Nasiriyah, police and security sources said CTS soldiers broke up rallies late on October 26 and early on October 27 by beating and arresting dozens… At least 67 people have been killed and hundreds injured over the past two weeks in clashes with security forces across Iraq, the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said on October 26… The wave of protests — the deadliest unrest since the Islamic State (IS) extremist group was declared defeated in Iraq in 2017 — is seen as the first major challenge to Mahdi’s government, which came to power nearly a year ago… Political leaders expressed support for security forces’ actions over the weekend, and militia leaders also backed the tough stance against protesters, urging the prime minister not to back down… The Iraqi parliament was scheduled to meet on October 26 in an emergency session to discuss protesters’ demands, but not enough lawmakers attended and the session was canceled.” (emphasis added)Note: Radio Free Europe says that the protestors are complaining about the control Iran wields in Iraq now. There is major speculation that U.S. intelligence and Israel are behind the protests.

CA Wildfires Latest: Blazes Prompt Evacs, Statewide Emergency – Wind-driven wildfires have scorched tens of thousands of acres, forced evacuations, closed schools and prompted a statewide emergency – by Kristina Houck – https://www.rferl.org/a/iraq-mahdi-elite-antiterror-forces-break-up-protests-iran-militias/30238406.html – “An estimated 940,000 PG&E customers in 38 counties were impacted by the shutdowns. With the power still out, the utility announced over the weekend that it is planning for another round of shutoffs to begin Tuesday morning due to another significant wind event.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The fires just “erupted.”

Syrian oil: US troops being deployed will strike at ANY force challenging occupation – SecDefhttps://www.rt.com/news/472065-us-deny-syria-oil-esper/ – “Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said at a press conference on Monday that American mechanized forces have already deployed to protect oil fields in eastern Syria. The mission, on its surface, aims to keep these oil fields in the hands of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Washington’s former allies in the fight against IS… The American troops, he said, will ‘respond with overwhelming military force against any group who threatens the safety of our forces there.’ When asked whether the US would potentially respond with force against Russian or Syrian forces, Esper simply responded “yes.”(emphasis added)

OPCW Losing Credibility As Even More Revelations Surface On Douma – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/opcw-losing-credibility-as-even-more-revelations-surface-on-douma-755a0621710b – “Indeed, the narrative manipulation campaign against the Syrian government is historically unprecedented in its depth and scale. From bizarre narrative management operations posing as rescue services, to CNN staging a fake, scripted interview featuring a seven year-old Syrian girl blaming Assad for a chemical weapons attack, to the BBC’s manipulative and transparently bogus Saving Syria’s Children documentary, to the US-centralized empire’s increasingly evident influence over the OPCW, we’re seeing evidence of a campaign to distort the public understanding of what’s going on in a foreign nation the likes of which we’ve never before seen.”

For the Week of 10/21/19:

The Assassins – by Dean Henderson – (Excerpted from Chapter 3: The House of Saud & JP Morgan: from Henderson’s Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network) – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/the-assassins/ – “During WWII the Palestine-based Grand Mufti went to Germany as a Muslim Brotherhood representative to recruit an international SS division of Arab Nazis. Based in Croatia, the group was known as Handzar Muslim Division.. After the war, British Intelligence hired these fugitives and sent them to Egypt with help from the French. Later these “assets” were literally sold to the CIA, who saw them as a counterweight to Arab nationalists such as Egyptian President Gamel Nasser, who soon banned the Brotherhood from Egypt. During the 1950s the CIA evacuated them to Saudi Arabia, where they launched madrasses which taught a combination of Nazism and Wahhabism… One prominent teacher, Dr. Abdullah Azzam, taught Osama bin Laden. Wahhabism has been condemned as heresy by Muslim countries more than 60 times. It is only practiced in Saudi Arabia and by the Afghan Taliban.” – This is an example of Dean’s in-depth research into the seamy underbelly of modern governments and social orgnizations. I will be presenting more of his work in coming weeks.

Important Article: With Little Fanfare, William Barr Formally Announces Orwellian Pre-Crime Program – A recent memorandum authored by Attorney General William Barr announced a new “pre-crime” program inspired by “War on Terror” tactics and is set to be implemented next year – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/william-barr-formally-announces-orwellian-pre-crime-program/262504/ – “Perhaps the most jarring aspect of the memorandum is Barr’s frank admission that many of the “early engagement” tactics that the new program would utilize were “born of the posture we adopted with respect to terrorist threats.” In other words, the foundation for many of the policies utilized following the post-9/11 “war on terror” are also the foundation for the “early engagement” tactics that Barr seeks to use to identify potential criminals as part of this new policy. Though those “war on terror” policies have largely targeted individuals abroad, Barr’s memorandum makes it clear that some of those same controversial tactics will soon be used domestically.” – Comment: I think these new policies reflect the official corporate government world view of the American population being the actual enemy.

From the Comedy-Change Desk: ‘Climate Change Trans Counselling’ by Will Franken (inspired by Greta Thunberg)(24 min)

January Brexit Extension Increases Chance Of No Deal – by Mike Shedlock – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/january-brexit-extension-increases-chance-no-deal – “In the misguided belief that extension after extension increases the chance of remaining, the alleged “Stop No Deal” crowd actually increase the odds of No Deal… I have made that case before, and Eurintelligence (a Remain supporter), laid out a point-by-point scenario this morning.”

Russian MoD says US protects oil smugglers in Syria, offers aerial images as proofhttps://www.rt.com/news/471891-syria-oil-smuggling-images/ – “On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry published aerial images of what it said is clear proof of Syrian crude oil being massively smuggled outside of the country ‘under the strong protection of the US.’.. The black and white images are said to show scores of tanker trucks, supposedly loaded with crude oil, scattered in the oil-rich northeastern province of Deir ez-Zor. Dozens of trucks were spotted near the Daman oil-gathering facility, 42km east of the city of Deir ez-Zor, as well as near Mayadin.”

SDF Repels Turkish Attacks Around Tell Abyad, Kills Several Militantshttps://southfront.org/sdf-repels-turkish-led-attacks-around-tell-abyad-kills-several-militants/ – “Initially, Turkish-backed militants … captured positions inside the villages of Afdako, Kfifah and Abu Kharzah. However, the SDF managed to push them back… ‘Our forces struck Turkish occupation mercenaries in Kfifah from two directions, which caused panic among the mercenaries,’ a source in the SDF told the Hawar News Agency (ANHA)… According to the ANHA, SDF fighters killed at least 18 militants. Two vehicles of the Turkish military, which were reportedly supporting the attacks, were also destroyed by Kurdish forces.”

Bolivia Elections: ‘We’ll Launch a Coup if Evo Wins’ – by: Cindy Forster – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Bolivia-Elections-Well-Launch-a-Coup-if-Evo-Wins-20191020-0005.html – “The U.S. embassy is always fighting the old race wars, but its ambitions are larger. Bolivia’s MAS is widely admired for its extraordinary economic skill, and for its courage in international arenas where Bolivian leadership has challenged the world to achieve peace, to reverse climate change, to honor the planet, its waters and of course its original peoples, to abolish borders, to dismantle U.S. hegemony, and to forge a coherent challenge to neoliberal thinking and practice… The U.S. has staged coups with much less reason, and president Evo Morales reports that such coup plans are in progress according to “information gathered from so-called civic committees in Cochabamba and in La Paz, that involve former or inactive-duty military men, as well as some members of the Santa Cruz civic committee. They have been meeting. I have recordings of their conversations, they are preparing and saying: ‘We’ll launch the coup d’etat if Evo wins’.”

From the ROFLOL Desk: Trump Leaves Syria, but bombs Yemen? (11 min) – by the Hypocrite Twins

U.S. Is Looting Syrian Oil Fields To Fund Mercenaries And Intelligence Operationshttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-looting-syrian-oil-fields-to-fund-mercenaries-and-intelligence-operations/(Whole text): “On October 26, the Russian Defense Ministry released an official statement on the situation with Syrian oil fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates (source):

Russian Defence Ministry comments on the statement of the head of the Pentagon on the retention of the US military personnel group in Eastern Syria, allegedly “to prevent Islamic State access to oil fields”

A statement by the head of the Pentagon, M. Esper, about a certain need to retain a group of American troops in Eastern Syria “to protect the oil fields” from “Islamic State terrorists” should not be bewildering.

Absolutely all hydrocarbon accumulations and other mineral resources located on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic do not belong to the IS terrorists, and definitely not to the “American defenders from IS terrorists”, but exclusively to the Syrian Arab Republic.

Neither in international law, nor in American law itself — there has never been and there will never be a single legitimate task for the American troops — to protect and defend the hydrocarbon accumulations of Syria from Syria itself and its people.

Therefore, what Washington is doing now, the seizure and armed control of oil fields in Eastern Syria, is, put it simply, an international state banditry.

The real reason for this illegal US activity in Syria lies far from Washington’s proclaimed ideals of freedom and counter-terrorism slogans.

According to the presented images of the space intelligence of the Russian Defence Ministry, Syrian oil before and after the defeat of the IS terrorists on right bank of the Euphrates, under the reliable protection of the US military, was actively extracted and massively sent by fuel trucks for refining outside Syria.

At the same time, Washington officially announced sanctions for the supply of petroleum products to Syria, which apply not only to American companies, but also any others.

Under the protection of American military personnel and American PMC groups, fuel trucks from the oil fields of Eastern Syria are being smuggled to other states. In case of an attack on such a caravan, special operations forces and US military aviation are immediately involved to protect it.

By the way, oil production itself is carried out using equipment provided by leading Western corporations bypassing all American sanctions.

The oil exportation contract is implemented by the US-controlled company «Sedkab», created under the so-called Autonomous Administration of Eastern Syria. And the income from the smuggling of Syrian oil through the brokerage companies interacting with it goes to the numbered account of American PMCs and the US intelligence agencies.

Given that the cost of one barrel of Syrian smuggled oil is 38 US dollars, the monthly revenue of this “private business” of American public services exceeds 30 million US dollars.

For such a continuous financial flow, free from control and taxes of the American state, the Pentagon and Langley leadership will be ready to guard and defend oil wells in Syria from the mythical “hidden cells of the IS” forever».”

The DOJ’s Russiagate Probe Just Turned Into A Criminal Investigationw/priceless video of James Clapper being interviewed by the CIA’s Anderson Cooper… https://www.zerohedge.com/political/doj-russiagate-probe-just-turned-criminal-investigation-nyt – “What began as an administrative review by the Justice Department into the origins of Russiagate has “shifted” to a criminal inquiry, according to the New York Times, citing two people familiar with the matter… The move will allow prosecutor John H Durham the power to subpoena documents and witnesses, to impanel a grand jury, and to file criminal charges. Durham’s progress has been closely monitored by Attorney General William Barr, who appointed the veteran investigator in May, tasking him with looking into FBI and CIA intelligence gathering operations surrounding the 2016 US election.

US Attorney John Durham

As the Daily Callers Chuck Ross notes, Barr said on April 10 that he believed “spying” had taken place against the Trump campaign, and that he doesn’t buy former FBI officials’ version of how the collusion investigation began.”

Scientific American, the Oldest US Monthly Magazine, Issues Severe Warning on 5G – by Terrence Newton – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/10/24/scientific-american-the-oldest-us-monthly-magazine-issues-severe-warning-on-5g/ – “Of particular significance is the fact that SciAm is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States, founded by inventor and publisher Rufus M. Porter in 1845, and running monthly since 1921. It is a highly influential publication, widely reputed for its rigorous scientific standards, and lauded by today’s fact-checkers as highly credible and staunchly pro-science… In the article, University of California, Berkeley public health researcher Joel M. Moskowitz argues that 5G, along with previous w-fi and cellular technology, is much more harmful than the government and telecomm industry wants the public to believe.”

Is PG&E Causing the California Wildfires? (5 min)

PG&E Weekend Power Outage: Santa Cruz County Asked To Prepare – by Toni McAllister – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/pg-e-weekend-power-outage-santa-cruz-county-asked-prepare – “Residents and businesses in Santa Cruz County are being advised of a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff this weekend due to severe wind that’s forecast to hit the area beginning Saturday about 6 p.m. and running through approximately 2 p.m. Monday.” – Comment: It’s amazing to me that the Ministry of Weather knows so accurately just when these dangerous winds will be coming. Nothing seems any different than it was for decades in California, when these extraordinary measures were not necessary. Yet, PG&E seems to be almost psychic in anticipating the onset of the now ubiquitous California fires…

Trump and NY Times Admit US Imperialist War in Syria – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/10/25/trump-and-ny-times-admit-us-imperialist-war-in-syria/ – “This is no doubt what Trump meant when he alluded to “securing the Oil” in Syria. In that way, President Trump and the NY Times are admitting that the real purpose of American military being in Syria is for imperial conquest… A cruel twist is that Syria needs to harness its oil in order to reconstruct from a war launched covertly on that nation by the US and its NATO partners back in 2011. Now, with sickening vindictiveness, the US seems intent on preventing Syria utilizing its own vital oil resources for recovery, by planning an illegal American military occupation of eastern Syria indefinitely… Many astute observers of the eight-year in Syria always knew that Washington’s agenda was regime change and that its anti-terror claims were a fraudulent pretext. Now we have the US president and America’s leading newspaper owning up to the criminal occupation of Syrian territory and a land grab for oil.”

Kincade Fire grows to 21,900 acres, 5% contained 9:45 AM – by Amy Graff and Chris Preovoloshttps://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Kincade-Fire-Geyserville-evacuations-Sonoma-County-14558943.php – “Kincade Fire rages overnight, 49 structures destroyed 8:40 AM… Outage latest: Parts of Sonoma, Napa counties still without power… Kincade Fire sends PG&E stock reeling, may not recover 9:18 AM… Map: Kincade Fire burning in north Sonoma County 7:22 AM”

Breggin: The Most Important Video We Have Ever Watched! – by Peter and Ginger Breggin – http://truthstreammedia.com/2019/10/25/breggin-the-most-important-video-we-have-ever-watched/ – “Will they succeed in getting the FDA to cooperate with their grand plans? This is the same FDA Medical Devices division that tacitly approved lobotomy and psychosurgery by never lifting a finger to have it controlled. It is the same FDA division that finally after 80 years took action aimed at electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) this year by officially approving it for the first time… If the FDA can approve something as grossly brain damaging as ECT—knocking people out with jolts of electricity through their brain causing a severe convulsion, putting them into a coma, flatlining their brain waves, and having them come awake with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)—the agency will have no trouble approving “little tiny wires you can barely see” stuck in our brains.”

Pentagon to Test 5G at 4 U.S. Bases Despite Warnings From Security Experts, The U.S. Navy, NASA, Doctors, Engineers, Environmentalists, Meteorologists, and More – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/pentagon-to-test-5g-at-4-u-s-bases-despite-warnings-from-security-experts-the-u-s-navy-nasa-doctors-engineers-environmentalists-meteorologists-and-more.html – “The Defense Department will soon begin prototyping and testing 5G technology at a handful of its bases, and it’s looking to industry for help… On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that in the coming months it will kick off a “large-scale” effort to explore various applications of 5G technology. The program will initially focus on three different 5G use cases and take place across four yet-unnamed domestic military installations… ‘This is really part of a bigger strategic push,’ Porter said Wednesday on a call with reporters. ‘We have to acknowledge that together we need to work that out—industry needs access to spectrum, DOD needs access to spectrum. It’s essentially a call to action, saying ‘let’s get serious about figuring out how to do this together.’.. The department has already consulted the telecom industry on the initiative, Porter said, and officials used their input to inform the program’s initial design… ‘We wanted to make sure we understood what the challenges were and how we could collaborate,’ Porter said during the call. ‘This is one of those areas where commercial industry is really leading the charge. The [department] wants to be able to work with industry and … think about how we can influence security, standards and things like that.’ ”

Re: the “Official Story” some believe regarding “Q”s assertions that Julian Assange is under U.S. “White Hats” protection: A friend sent me an email the other day to the effect that an “Official Pentagon Source,” Gen. Paul Vallely had come out claiming authoritative knowledge that “Q” is an actual, highly placed Pentagon asset, and that all the stories “are true.” My reply to this email (link to Vallely audio included) is below:

Subject: Q-Anon Info Source Identified! – (my reply): General Paul Vallely is an associate of Col. Michael Aquino (retired). This guy is beyond dicey. “Admitting” that “Q” is “real” can ONLY be a psychological operation, Vallely’s career specialty. In 1980, Vallely co-authored a Pentagon document, “From Psyop to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory” with Aquino, who was under his command at the time at The Presidio in San Francisco, where Aquino was part of a child-trafficking ring. A copy of this pdf is attached… I’m sorry to see that this woman, Cindy Kay Currier, who doesn’t identify herself on her new channel here, has become a dupe of this kind of psyop. –Bruce

On 10/21/2019 11:52 AM, (my friend) wrote:
> I listened to this to evaluate it. Only 9 minutes. It seems this general is either ignorant, taken in by Q or a plant. Pick your choice.
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaUOjWdZRpY

Only Cowards and Sadists Support the Persecution of Assange – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/10/23/only-cowards-and-sadists-support-the-persecution-of-assange/ – Former British ambassador Craig Murray has published a very disturbing account of Julian Assange’s court appearance yesterday – https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/10/assange-in-court/ – which I recommend reading in full. There have been many reports published about Assange’s case management hearing, but the combination of Murray’s prior experience with torture victims, his familiarity with British courts, his friendship with Assange, and his lack of reverence for western power structures allowed for a much more penetrating insight into what happened than anyone else has been able to provide so far. –

U.S. To Send Troops, Battle Tanks To “Secure” Syrian Oil Fields – Reporthttps://southfront.org/u-s-to-send-troops-battle-tanks-to-secure-syrian-oil-fields-report/ – “The U.S. is planning to deploy fresh troops and battle tanks to Syria’s northeastern oil fileds, Newsweek reported on October 23, citing an official in the Pentagon… The unnamed official told the magazine that the U.S is seeking to deploy half of an Army armored brigade combat team battalion that includes as many as 30 Abrams tanks alongside personnel to key oil fields in northeastern Syria. According to the official, the plan is pending White House approval… Northeastern Syria oil fields, including al-Rmelan and al-Omar, are controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The official said that these forces will continue to be involved in securing these oil fields, the official said… When asked by Newsweek about the oil situation, one senior administration official said that the final fate of these resources was yet to be determined: ‘The President has stated that we are going to have a residual force in the region to protect areas that hold the oil fields, as well as the base down at al-Tanaf, in southern Syria. Those are important areas to allow us to constrain the resurgence of ISIS. And there is some artillery benefit, of course, to Kurds and other Democratic Forces being in control of the oil,’ the official said. ‘As far as how the oil will be sold and that sort of thing, that’s something that we’ll certainly look into and we’ll monitor going forward. And we’ll keep a close eye on that.’ ”

Court Forces 7-Year-Old Boy to Begin Sex Change – Against Father’s Pleas – Court ordered child abuse – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2019/10/24/court-forces-7-year-old-to-begin-sex-change-against-fathers-wishes/ – “Life as normal ended this week for 7-year-old James Georgulas when a jury voted 11-12 against his father, who sought sole custody of his son to avoid a plan to begin sex change therapy… The sex change will be facilitated by the boy’s mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, who believes her son’s childish notion of turning into a girl named Luna is a good idea.”

Russian Defense Minister And SDF Chief Discuss Turkey-Russia Agreement For Northern Syria – https://southfront.org/russian-defense-minister-and-sdf-chief-discuss-turkey-russia-agreement-for-northern-syria/ – “On October 23rd, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held talks with the commander of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazloum Abdi… They discussed the implementation of activities under the memorandum concluded by the heads of Russia and Turkey in Sochi. Abdi expressed gratitude to the Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the safety of the Kurdish formations and for contributing to a peaceful settlement of the difficult Kurdish-Turkish issue… Shoigu emphasized that civilians living in a 30-kilometer strip from the Syrian-Turkish border do not need to leave their homes, the military police units of the Russian Federation and the Syrian border guards will serve as a guarantee of their safety… ‘Currently, units of the Russian military police and regular Syrian troops are deployed in many areas. We give them all kinds of help and support,’ the statement cited Mazloum Abdi as saying.”

Islamic State in Asia: ‘Unintentional’ Consequences of Turkey’s Syria Operation – by Paul Antonopoulos – https://www.globalresearch.ca/islamic-state-asia-consequences-turkey-syria-operation/5692766 – “With these deep relations between Islamic State and Turkey, there is little chance that Turkey will prevent terrorists from escaping prisons formerly controlled by the YPG. These radical fighters would be seeking a new jihad, and with over 60 jihadist groups in Southeast Asia, and showing a lot of potential as the Sri Lanka attacks and the invasion of Marawi demonstrates, this could be the next location for the international terrorists to conduct their jihad. This would not be an inevitable consequence of Turkey’s operation in northern Syria, but rather a known fact by the Turkish leadership. To what purpose Turkey is doing this is unknown, but there is little doubt it will have devastating affects on Southeast Asia as these Islamic State fighters bring with them a vast wealth of knowledge and experience from fighting in Syria that can embolden jihadists across the region.”

The Russian-Turkish Deal on Syria: Who Won and Who Lost? – by Andrew Korybko – https://www.globalresearch.ca/russian-turkish-deal-syria/5692838 – “Therefore, an assessment of the Sochi Agreement reveals that while it’s a huge victory for Turkey, it’s not necessarily a “loss” for Syria even if it does indeed represent a dramatic climbdown from what President Assad had vowed to do earlier that day. Ankara “compromised” by receiving the breadth of what it wanted but only one-third the depth, while Damascus’ “compromise” was to “fully support” President Putin’s promise that it would actively facilitate the disarmament and removal of its new Kurdish “allies” in exchange for being allowed to jointly patrol part of the international frontier together with the Russian military police… The militant Kurds, however, are definitely the losers after having their fate decided for them by Moscow and Ankara. While their separatist dreams are shattered and they’ll be unable to pose a credible terrorist threat to Turkey following the successful implementation of the Sochi Agreement, Russia might proverbially throw them a bone by “encouraging” Syria to “seriously consider” granting them some level of “autonomy” in the Northeast in exchange for all the concessions they were forced to undertake after being abandoned by the US earlier this month. If that happens, then this scenario could possibly stop them from being “sore losers” and spoiling the complex peace process.”

From the One-For-The-Good-Guys Desk:Turkey Says No Need To Launch Another Operation Against Kurds For Nowhttps://www.rferl.org/a/turkey-s-erdogan-visits-putin-for-syria-talks-as-u-s–brokered-cease-fire-is-set-to-expire/30229111.html – ” ‘At this stage, there is no further need to carry out a new operation,” the Defense Ministry said late on October 22 in a statement, as cited by AFP… The news comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for six hours the same day in a private meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.”

Russian Helicopters Arrive At Syrian Airbase Freed From US Military (Video) – https://southfront.org/russian-helicopters-arrive-at-syrian-airbase-freed-from-us-military-video/Comment: Syrian Arab Army, invited to reoccupy their Airbase by the Kurds, welcome the Russians arrival.

Video Comparison: How Locals React To US And Russia Troops In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/video-comparison-how-locals-react-to-us-and-russia-troops-in-northeastern-syria/

The House Votes in Favor of Disastrous Copyright Bill – by Katharine Trendacosta – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/the-house-votes-in-favor-of-disastrous-copyright-bill.html – “Not Too Late: The Senate Can Still Stop the CASE Act… The House of Representatives has just voted in favor of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) by 410-6 (with 16 members not voting), moving forward a bill that Congress has had no hearings and no debates on so far this session. That means that there has been no public consideration of the serious harm the bill could do to regular Internet users and their expression online… The CASE Act creates a new body in the Copyright Office which will receive copyright complaints, notify the person being sued, and then decide if money is owed and how much. This new Copyright Claims Board will be able to fine people up to $30,000 per proceeding. Worse, if you get one of these notices (maybe an email, maybe a letter—the law actually does not specify) and accidentally ignore it, you’re on the hook for the money with a very limited ability to appeal. $30,000 could bankrupt or otherwise ruin the lives of many Americans.”

From the We-Don’t-Have-To-Care Desk: Rejecting Challenge to No Fly List, Federal Appeals Court Leaves Men Charged With No Crime “In an Indefinite Kafkaesque Nightmare” – by Andrea Germanos – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/rejecting-challenge-to-no-fly-list-federal-appeals-court-leaves-men-charged-with-no-crime-in-an-indefinite-kafkaesque-nightmare.html – “A ruling by a federal court Monday drew the ire of the ACLU after siding with the U.S. government and rejecting a challenge brought by four U.S. citizens over their inclusion on the No Fly List, thus leaving the men, according to the civil liberties group, ‘in an indefinite Kafkaesque nightmare.’.. Inclusion on the secret database—which represents part of the government’s terrorism watchlisting system—means a person is blacklisted as a suspected terrorist and banned from flying into, within, and from the United States.”

The Left Loses its Mind in Jails Debate – by Micah Morrison – https://www.judicialwatch.org/investigative-bulletin/the-left-loses-its-mind-in-jails-debate/ – “Ideas have consequences and yesterday in New York City arrived more evidence that progressive forces in Gotham have lost their collective mind. The New York City Council voted to close the 400-acre Rikers Island jail complex. Keeping violent criminals off the streets? Future crime waves? Never mind, they’ll figure that out later… But the Manhattan Institute’s Rafael Mangual points to some contradictory evidence. De Blasio’s 2017 Mayor’s Management Report says the recent decline in jail population is due to his administration’s ‘successful efforts to divert low-risk, non-violent offenders from our jails’ and notes that those ‘who remain [in jail] tend to be more violent and difficult to manage.’… ‘It does indeed seem to be the case,’ Mangual writes, ‘that the current residents of Rikers Island are, in large part, the worst of the worst.’ They’re ‘violent and difficult to manage,’ in the words of the mayor’s own report. Mangual asks: can the Rikers population really be reduced by several thousand more “without those very inmates being left to roam the streets?”

Two Proud Boys Sentenced to Four Years in Prison Each for Fighting Back Against Antifa – by Cassandra Fairbanks – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/two-proud-boys-sentenced-to-four-years-in-prison-each-for-fighting-back-against-antifa/ – ” ‘This was a nothing burger on the night of Oct. 12th. The next morning, de Blasio and Cuomo saw it as an opportunity to paint Trump supporters as violent hate gangs. They took it and everyone jumped on board because they hate Trump too,’ McInnes said. ‘The AG, the media, even the top brass of the NYPD. They all saw this opportunity to portray Trump suporters as brownshirts.’ ”

From the Catapulting-The-Propaganda Desk: As waters rise, so do concerns for sports teams along coast – One franchise’s challenge: Amid rising sea levels, build a stadium to last 100 years – https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/10/16/waters-rise-so-do-concerns-sports-teams-along-coast/ – “Marlins Park opened in 2012 with a price tag of $634 million. The Dolphins are paying $350 million for a renovation of what’s now called Hard Rock Stadium. Inter Miami FC, a Major League Soccer expansion team that begins play in 2020, is hoping to build a 25,000-seat stadium near the airport… Henry Briceño, a research professor at Florida International University’s Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment, called the continued growth in the region “craziness.”.. ‘Do these people know that they’re building on the future Atlantis?’ he said.”

San Mateo, Napa, Sonoma Counties In PG&E Power Shutoff Zone – The company issued warnings Monday to 200K Customers in 15 counties – by California News Wire Services – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/gvw67/pg-e-power-shutoffs-possible-in-much-of-bay-area-this-week – “SAN FRANCISCO, CA — PG&E Monday afternoon gave a 48-hour notice to approximately 209,000 customers in 15 counties in the Sierra Foothills, North Bay and Peninsula of a possible Public Safety Power Shutoff starting late Wednesday evening.”

MUST SEE VIDEO: Climate Change Geeks Stop Train, Hang Banner in London — Morning Commuters Drag Them Off Train and BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THEM! – by Jim Hoft – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/must-see-video-climate-change-geeks-stop-train-hang-banner-in-london-morning-commuters-drag-them-off-train-and-beat-the-hell-out-of-them/ – “This morning, angry Londoners rebelled against the @ExtinctionR climate change activists who shut down the Tube by climbing on top of a train and unfurling a banner that read: “Business as usual = death.” Watch as angry passengers drag them off. #ExtinctionRebellion”

Roota’s Timeline Update #6 – The Next Trigger! (23 min) – A Great Explanation by Bix Weir of the ongoing stealth bailout of stressed-out banks by the “Repo” and Term-Loans happening now.

Trump May Leave Small Garrison Of US Troops To Guard Syrian Oil Fields – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/pentagon-may-leave-some-troops-syria-guard-oil-report – “Update (1215ET): While President Trump confirmed earlier that there was “no need” to leave troops in Syria, he quickly restated his comments, in line with Esper’s earlier remarks, saying that he would work something out to provide the Kurds with cash, perhaps through the involvement of a U.S. oil company… ‘We’ve secured the oil,’ he said, adding that he’s willing to leave US troops in Syria to secure the oil (and in a second region, due to requests from Jordan and Israel).”

US troops from Syria do not have permission to stay in Iraq: militaryhttps://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-troops-from-syria-do-not-have-permission-to-stay-in-iraq-military/ – “U.S. forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday… U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, however, that Washington aimed eventually to bring the troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States… The Iraqi military statement contradicted the Pentagon’s announcement that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and ‘to help defend Iraq.’.. ‘All U.S. forces that withdrew from Syria received approval to enter the Kurdistan Region so that they may be transported outside Iraq. There is no permission granted for these forces to stay inside Iraq,’ the Iraqi military said.” – Comment: Good luck with this…

In Video: Syrian Army Escorting US Troops Out Of Countryhttps://southfront.org/in-video-syrian-army-escorting-us-troops-out-of-country/ – “Meanwhile, thankful locals are throwing stones and fruits at a Us military convoy in the city of Qamishli.”

Russia Moderates Turkish-Syrian Dialogue Over Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/russia-supports-turkish-syrian-dialogue-over-northeastern-syria/ – “Maria Zakharova: I can once again highlight the statement made by Sergey Lavrov. He said Russia strongly advocates resolving the current situation through a dialogue between the Government in Damascus and the Kurdish forces. As you know, this dialogue has begun and is already yielding certain results. He also emphasised that Russia has always recognised Turkey’s legitimate interests in the security of its borders. At the same time, we stand for practical cooperation between Damascus and Ankara on the basis of the 1998 Adana Agreement. We absolutely clearly see the possibilities for this. The two countries’ military officials should determine the specific aspects of their interaction on the ground. Russia, for its part, is ready to assist them in such a dialogue.”

Ready to Pay $30,000 for Sharing a Photo Online? The House of Representatives Thinks You Are. – by Ernesto Falcon – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/ready-to-pay-30000-for-sharing-a-photo-online-the-house-of-representatives-thinks-you-are.html – “The CASE Act creates a new tribunal separate from the federal judiciary (this is part of the constitutional problem) and places it within the Copyright Office. This agency has a sad history of industry capture, and often takes its cues from major content companies as opposed to average Americans. The new tribunals will receive complaints from rightsholders (anyone that has taken a photo, video, or written something) and will issue a “notice” to the party being sued… We don’t actually know what this notice will look like. It could be an email, a text message, a phone call with voice mail, or a letter in the mail. Once the notice goes out, the targeted user has to respond within a tight deadline. Fail to respond in time means you’ll automatically lose, and are on the hook for $30,000. That’s why EFF is concerned that this law will easily be abused by copyright trolls. The trolls will cast a wide net, in hopes of catching Internet users unaware. Corporations with lawyers will be able to avoid all this, because they’ll have paid employees in charge of opting out of the CASE Act. But regular Americans with kids, jobs, and other real-life obligations could easily miss those notices, and lose out.”

Assange Denied Request To Delay Extradition Hearing; Prepares To Fight ‘Unprecedented’ Charges – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/assange-denied-request-delay-extradition-hearing-prepares-fight-unprecedented-charges – “After his request was denied, Baraitser asked if Assange understood the events in court, to which he replied: ‘Not really. I can’t think properly.’.. ‘I don’t understand how this is equitable. This superpower had 10 years to prepare for this case and I can’t access my writings. It’s very difficult where I am to do anything but these people have unlimited resources,’ Assange continued. ‘They are saying journalists and whistleblowers are enemies of the people. They have unfair advantages dealing with documents. They [know] the interior of my life with my psychologist. They steal my children’s DNA. This is not equitable what is happening here.’.. Approximately 100 activists protested outside, chanting “Free Julian Assange” and “No extradition, there’s only one decision.”

For the Week of 10/14/19:

Turkey Threatens Damascus Government With Declaration Of Full-Scale Warhttps://southfront.org/turkey-threatens-damascus-government-with-declaration-of-full-scale-war/ – “Turkey will see deployment of the Syrian Army to protect Kurdish militias in northern Syria as a declaration of war on Turkey, Yasin Aktay, an adviser of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on October 19… ‘If the Syrian regime [the Assad government] wants to enter Manbij, Ayn al-Arab and Qamishli to provide protection for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units [YPG], that will be viewed by Turkey as the declaration of war and it [Damascus] will face a relevant response,’ the Turkish presidential adviser said… ‘Turkey does not grab anyone’s territories,’ Aktay said.” – Comment: Right.

Major news on the Turkish invasion of Northeast Syria, one small example: Erdogan Says He Has No Objection To Damascus’ Control Over Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/erdogan-says-he-has-no-objection-to-damascus-control-over-northeastern-syria/ – “Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that he will discuss the situation in northeast Syria with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in their upcoming meeting on October 22: ‘There will be a meeting with Putin in Sochi on Tuesday. Our aim is to identify an acceptable solution. We want the areas under the control of the Syrian government to be cleared of militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PKK] and the Self Defense Forces [YPG],’ (Erdogan) told a news conference in Istanbul on October 18, according to the Russian news agency TASS.”

Turkey Still Aims To Capture Manbij Despite Syrian Army Deployment Therehttps://southfront.org/turkey-aims-to-capture-manbij-despite-syrian-army-deployment-there/ – “The statement of Erdogan goes contrary to the situtation on the ground and sets ground for a further escalation in the region. Units of the Syrian Army and the Russian Military Police already entered Manbij and it is highly unlikely that they would handover it to Turkey. Therefore, any Turkish advance on Manbij will lead to a conflict with Moscow and Damascus… Hinting to Kurdish armed groups in northern Syria, Erdogan said that “terror groups are the biggest source of threat to peace, tranquility, and stability in our region”… Erdogan claimed that Turkey aims to clear northern Syria of ‘terrorists’ stretching from the city of Manbij to the Iraqi-Turkish border and to provide voluntary resettlement of around 3 million Syrians to their home.”

Map Update: Military Situation In Northern Syria After Handover Of Manbij To Syrian Army – https://southfront.org/map-update-military-situation-in-northern-syria-after-handover-of-manbij-to-syrian-army/

Map Update: Areas Of Deployment Of Syrian Army In Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/map-update-areas-of-deployment-of-syrian-army-in-northeastern-syria/

Russia patrolling between Turkish and Syrian forces after U.S. troops withdraw https://s2.washingtonpost.com/193f9b2/5da5aa73e6e81b252e54b446/YnJ0YW5uZXJAYnJ1Y2V0YW5uZXIuaW5mbw%3D%3D/1/10/cb608e5f7d633fad1e63a9f13654ec94 – “The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that military police in northwestern Manbij were patrolling ‘along the line of contact between the Syrian Arab Republic and Turkey.” A senior Russian official said Moscow was working to prevent a military confrontation between Ankara and Damascus… ‘No one wants this kind of clash to happen. It’s completely inadmissible. So, of course, we will not allow that,’ Alexander Lavrentyev, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Syria, told reporters in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Interfax news agency.”

For the Week of 10/7/19:

From a friend: And it begins…. – CA NEW 🔥 FIRE OUTBREAK! 4 NEW Fires Simultaneously – EMERGENCY! CA Under Attack AGAIN! (8min)

Russia Plans To Take Over Black Sea: RAND Fuels ‘Russian Threat’ Fearshttps://southfront.org/russia-plans-to-take-over-black-sea-rand-fuels-russian-threat-fears/ – “Moscow’s overall objectives are tailored to conditions in each country in the region, with goals of keeping various neighbors in states of nonalignment or insecurity relative to Russia and the West and open to Russian economic, political, and malign influences… The report focuses on the modernization of the Black Sea Fleet. The authors emphasize that since 2014 it has been replenished with six corvettes, six submarines of Project 636 Varshavyanka and three multipurpose patrol ships of Project 11356: Admiral Grigorovich, Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov. The last three are carriers of Kalibr cruise missiles capable of hitting targets throughout the Black Sea… All this, according to RAND, allows the Kremlin to create a so-called restricted access zone in the region, in which NATO forces will suffer unreasonably high losses during a military clash… That is also entirely based on speculation.”

NYPD counter-terrorism bureau ‘closely monitoring shooting incident’ at New Hampshire churchhttps://www.rt.com/usa/470801-new-hampshire-church-shooting/ – “At least one person has reportedly been injured in a shooting incident in a church in the town of Pelham, New Hampshire… Authorities responded to the incident at the New England Pentecostal Church just after 10 am, local news outlet WMUR reports… A large volume of law enforcement officers and a number of ambulances rushed to the scene and the suspect is in custody.”

Turkish Warplanes Attack Kurdish Forces In Northern Aleppohttps://southfront.org/turkish-warplanes-attack-kurdish-forces-in-northern-aleppo/

SDF Defense Collapses. Turkish Forces Capture 18 Villages (Map, Videos) – https://southfront.org/sdf-defense-collapses-turkish-forces-capture-18-villages-map-videos/ – “Early on October 12, the Turkish military and the so-called Syrian National Army (NSA) managed to reach the strategic M4 highway after capturing eighteen villages in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah and Raqqa… ‘The forces were able to liberate eighteen villages which are: Nus Tell, Rajm Anuah, Umm Jurn al-Sauauin, Jamous, Lazkah, al-Aridah, Hwiran, al-Wasta, Shukan, al-Trauziyah, al-Zayidi, al-Nabhan, al-Khalidiah, al-Khuir al-Kabirah, al-Khuir al-Saghirah, al-Filo, al-Ghujir and Ghuzil,’ the NSA said in a short press release… Turkish forces are now taking advantage of the collapse in the SDF’s defenses and advancing around the key border town of Ras al-Ayn in northern al-Hasakah. The town will likely fall within a few hours… The first phase of Operation Peace Spring is aimed at establishing a 120 km long, 30km deep “safe zone” in northeast Syria.”

Turkish-Backed Forces Execute Head Of Pro-SDF Syrian Political Partyhttps://southfront.org/turkish-backed-forces-execute-head-of-pro-sdf-syrian-political-party/ – “Secretary General of the Future Syria Party, Hevrin Khalaf, was captured and then executed by Turkish-backed forces, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) announced on October 12… In an official statement, the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed that Harvin was ambushed and captured by Turkish-backed militants on the M4 highway in northeast Syria. Harvin was immediately executed by the militants, along with her driver… ‘This is a clear evidence that the Turkish state is continuing its criminal policy towards unarmed civilians.’ ”

Putin Planning “Deal Of The Century” Between Syria & Turkey As US Exits – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-exit-putin-planning-deal-century-between-syria-turkey – “Lebanese Arabic news broadcaster Al-Mayadeen is reporting that Russia has begun organizing “reconciliation talks” between Syria and Turkey, in what would be an unprecedented development, given President Erdogan’s position has long been that Turkey won’t negotiate with Damascus so long as Assad is in power… The Middle East broadcaster cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said, ‘Moscow will ask for start of talks between Damascus and Ankara’… Russia’s TASS has also confirmed the initiative, making it the first significant attempt to bring the two sides to the table, given Ankara severed diplomatic ties with Damascus in 2012. Turkey could indeed be ready given it has finally gotten its way in Syria — with a long planned attack on Syrian Kurds along the border in northern Syria, which began Wednesday with an air and ground offensive… Indeed (the) Syrian Kurdish have already this week expressly stated they are open to a deal with Assad… On Monday the commander of the US trained and armed SDF, Mazlum Abdi, indicated just that in a bombshell statement: ‘We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces,’ he said… The United States has blocked such talks for years, making Trump’s “betrayal of the Kurds” sting much worse, given the White House’s essentially ‘green lighting’ the Turkish invasion did not give the Kurds time for the crucial option of coordinating a defense with the Syrian Army or pursuing a reconciliation deal with Assad, as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has pointed out… Meanwhile, with the SDF now taking heavy casualties, and with no response to overwhelming Turkish air power, the Syrian Kurds are no doubt already reaching out to Damascus for aerial support and assistance from the Syrian Army.”

Turkish Operation In Northeastern Syria Is Coordinated With United States, Russia?https://southfront.org/turkish-operation-in-northeastern-syria-is-coordinated-with-united-states-russia/ – “On October 10, the U.N. Security Council did not agree on a statement condemning Turkey’s military operation in Syria. Following an emergency, closed-door session of the Security Council, ambassadors issued somber assessments of the situation. Five European ambassadors demanded that Turkey cease its military operation against Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria… U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said Washington does not endorse Turkey’s actions, but did not contribute a lot of efforts to condemn it… Russia’s U.N. ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that the United States and its coalition are conducting “demographic engineering” that led to the conflict. He called for a solution that would ‘take into account other aspects of the Syrian crisis, not just the Turkish operation.’.. ‘It should speak about the illegal military presence in that country,’ Nebenzia said in an apparent reference to the U.S. military presence in Syria… Reactions of Russia and the United States to Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring demonstrate that Ankara may have in fact pre-agreed it actions with Moscow and Washington.”

Child Charged With Felony For Pointing ‘Finger Gun’ in School – 12-year-old girl could face year in juvenile detention – https://www.newswars.com/child-charged-with-felony-for-pointing-finger-gun-in-school/ – “A 12-year-old girl was hauled from school in handcuffs and charged with a felony for allegedly pointing her fingers in the shape of a gun at classmates in Overland Park, Kansas… The child was arrested on Sept. 18 after she, “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat to commit violence, with the intent to place another, in fear, or with the intent to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities,” according to court documents reviewed by the Kansas City Star.: ‘A 12-year-old girl was hauled from school in handcuffs and charged with a felony for allegedly pointing her fingers in the shape of a gun at classmates in Overland Park, Kansas… The child was arrested on Sept. 18 after she, “unlawfully and feloniously communicated a threat to commit violence, with the intent to place another, in fear, or with the intent to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities,” according to court documents reviewed by the Kansas City Star.’ ”

From the My-Hair-Is-On-Fire Desk: The Tactical Significance of Morgan Hill, CA with Marilyn Rupar (27 min) – from Dave Hodges – Generally, I don’t share stuff from Dave because of the major paranoia factors, but in the wake of the very strange power outages the last 2 days here in Cali, I thought this may be of interest.

An “All-Out Blizzard” That Is “Unheard Of For October” Is About To Hit Farms In The Midwest With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/an-all-out-blizzard-that-is-unheard-of-for-october-is-about-to-hit-farms-in-the-midwest-with-up-to-2-feet-of-snow.html – “Farmers in the middle of the country are about to get hit by what could potentially be the worst October blizzard in U.S. history. According to USA Today, “the massive size and intensity of this snowstorm is unheard of for October”. In other words, we have never seen anything like this in the month of October ever before… Such a storm would have been disastrous enough in a normal year, but this has definitely not been a normal year for Midwest farmers. As I detailed extensively in previous articles, endless rain and horrific flooding made planting season a complete and utter nightmare for many Midwest farmers this year. Millions of acres did not get planted at all, and planting was seriously delayed on tens of millions of other acres. As a result, corn, soybeans and other crops are simply not ready to be harvested in many parts of the Midwest, and now an unprecedented winter storm is barreling directly toward our heartland.” – Comment: This is likely the product of the oncoming Solar Minimum, as well as the highly advanced Weather Mod programming that is blowing warm air up into the Arctic region constantly and resulting in these “Polar Express” weather systems.

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia – by Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell – https://www.apnews.com/55f68b50763c40eeb25ee19027573d86 – “The attack reportedly took place around 5 a.m. and damaged two storerooms aboard the oil tanker Sabiti, state media reported. It also briefly caused an oil leak into the Red Sea near the Saudi port city of Jiddah that later was stopped, state-run IRNA news agency reported… The Sabiti turned on its tracking devices late Friday morning in the Red Sea, putting its location some 130 kilometers (80 miles) southwest of Jiddah, according to data from MarineTraffic.com. The ship is carrying some 1 million barrels of crude oil, according to an analysis from data firm Refinitiv… Lt. Pete Pagano, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet overseeing the Mideast, said authorities there were ‘aware of reports of this incident,’ but declined to comment further.”

Is the Mormon Church Behind a Worldwide Child Sex Trafficking Ring Operating out of Arizona ?https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/is-the-mormon-church-behind-a-worldwide-child-sex-trafficking-ring-operating-out-of-arizona/ – “The second episode of the Medical Kidnap Show aired on KFNX 1100 Radio in Phoenix on October 10, 2019… (The show was knocked off of the air before it was finished. Health Impact News is still trying to reach the station to find out why.).. Host Rick Wood and producer Brian Shilhavy started off the show discussing how most of the nation’s child sex slaves that are trafficked in the U.S. come out of the nation’s Foster Care system… About 24 hours before Episode 2 of the Medical Kidnap Show was aired on KFNX in Phoenix, Mormon Paul Petersen, an adoption lawyer and Maricopa County Assessor who is allegedly the head of a smuggling ring that recruited Marshallese women “and offered a significant amount of money to place their babies for adoption,” was arrested in Arizona after an 18-month investigation… Petersen is also charged with 11 second and third-degree felonies in Utah, including human smuggling, sale of a child, communications fraud and pattern of unlawful activity… Petersen allegedly began setting up his child trafficking operation in the Marshall Islands when serving there as a Mormon missionary.”

Kiev, Again, Sabotaged Disengagement Of Troops In Eastern Ukraine – https://southfront.org/kiev-again-sabotaged-disengagement-of-troops-in-eastern-ukraine/ – “People’s Republic called on international organizations to influence Kiev in order to stop provocations near the power-separation station… He recalled that the first reports of shelling of the territory of the LPR came around 21:35 local time on October 8th, when the 72nd brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine opened fire from BMP-1 and small arms at the Zolotoe- 5 checkpoint… ‘We also do not exclude that the organizers of such a provocation could have been nationalists who arrived the day before in the checkpoint of Zolotoe-4“ the LPR People’s Militia press service said… Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the “veterans” from the Nazi-infested volunteer battalions need to be talked to and asked to peacefully leave so the disengagement could happen… ‘Even a fool can do it by force. You see, this is the wrong approach. You need to talk with the veterans, explain your position, explain the president’s position, explain your public position, a position just like a person,’ Zelensky said during a press conference… ‘Let’s be honest, if there are veterans there, I respect them, but if they arrived armed, then this is wrong,’ he added.”Comment: Looks like the Ukie Neo-Nazis do pretty much whatever they want…

From the High-Strangeness Desk: PG&E Will Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Nearly 800,000 Customers Across Northern and Central CaliforniaPortions of 34 Counties Will be Impacted by Widespread, Severe Wind Event Beginning Wednesday – https://www.pgecurrents.com/2019/10/08/pge-will-proactively-turn-off-power-for-safety-to-nearly-800000-customers-across-northern-and-central-california-2/ – ” ‘The safety of our customers and the communities we serve is our most important responsibility, which is why PG&E has decided to turn power off to customers during this widespread, severe wind event. We understand the effects this event will have on our customers and appreciate the public’s patience as we do what is necessary to keep our communities safe and reduce the risk of wildfire,’ said Michael Lewis, PG&E’s senior vice president of Electric Operations.”

USA Today: More than 1 million in California are without power to curb wildfire risk; more outages cominghttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/09/california-pge-power-outage-affect-millions-prevent-wildfire/3916848002/

David Goldberg Psyop: Phoney Messenger Discredits the Truth – by Henry Makow – https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/08/antisemites-are-being-tagged-for-extermination.html – “This story evolved when it was revealed that David Elias Goldman didn’t exist… It began as David Goldberg -“Anti Semites” Are Being Tagged for Extermination… You reveal the truth. Then you discredit it by having a phoney messenger.” – Comment: “David Goldberg” said that power outages would be used as a cover for rounding up “activists” opposed to Globalism and Zionist, Luciferian Sabbatean-Frankists.

The long-term planning to remake humanity as technocratic mind-controlled slaves: If They Were Saying This in 1971… – by Truthstream Media (Melissa Dykes) (20 min)

Personal statement in response to a friend’s extreme pessimism due to recent social deterioration: I think a major shift is coming. I think humanity is a wonderful addition to the unfoldment of the world-of-form, and that our potential is essentially unlimited. That is, assuming that we find a way to solve the “Human Systems Problem” under which “authority” over our societies has been seized by psychopaths with extreme disregard for the common human being and a total obsession with control over everything and everyone. We all share the same heart nature. We are all “doomed to success.” – eventually…

Ukrainian Radicals Sabotage Disengagement Of Troops In Region Of Donbasshttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-radicals-sabotage-disengagement-of-troops-in-region-of-donbass/ – “On October 7th, the disengagement of troops was planned to take place Zolote and Petrovske in Luhansk region. It didn’t happen… According to the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko “Russian-backed militants” fired upon the cities and made it impossible to disengage… ‘The disengagement was supposed to start today, indeed it was agreed upon in Minsk by our negotiation team. (…) Unfortunately, a few days ago Petrivske and Zolote came under fire. As you may remember our decision was that the disengagement starts on the seventh day after peace stands on a particular site and there are no attacks,’ Prystaiko said… …According to the DPR, on October 7th the parties were to notify the OSCE of the whereabouts of their positions in Petrovsky and Zolotoy… ‘On our part, this obligation has already been fulfilled. But Kiev, instead of following the schedule, decided to fill the media space with completely destructive statements about the alleged shelling of pilot sites and the need to observe 7 days of calm,’ the DPR said in a statement.”

Altering Human Genetics Through Vaccination – by Jon Rappoport – Children’s Health Defense Note: CHD has internal documents in which the FDA acknowledges that technology that allows for the creation of these new vaccines has outpaced their ability to predict adverse events. Shouldn’t our federal agencies be calling for a moratorium until we have that knowledge—especially since it is heavily reported that the CDC/FDA post-marketing surveillance systems are inadequate to pick up problems after licensure? – https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/altering-human-genetics-through-vaccination/ – ““NIAID Vaccine Research Center scientists have initiated Phase 1/2 studies of a universal flu vaccine strategy that includes an investigational DNA-based vaccine (called a DNA ‘prime’)… This is quite troubling, if you know what the phrase “DNA vaccine” means. It refers to what the experts are touting as the next generation of immunizations… Instead of injecting a piece of a virus into a person, in order to stimulate the immune system, synthesized genes would be shot into the body. This isn’t traditional vaccination anymore. It’s gene therapy.”

Environmentalists push for removal of Glen Canyon Damhttp://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/environmentalists-push-for-removal-of-glen-canyon-dam/article_12b25600-e677-11e9-b378-a3897106b7bd.html – “FLAGSTAFF (AP) — Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge dam along the Colorado River are suing the federal government, alleging it ignored climate science when approving a 20-year operating plan for the dam near the Arizona-Utah border… Glen Canyon Dam holds back Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the United States. It and Lake Mead, which straddles the Arizona-Nevada line, are key to ensuring Colorado River water gets to the 40 million people and the more than 7,000 square miles of farmland that depend on it… Drought and climate change already have reduced the river’s flow, forcing seven Western states to adopt a plan earlier this year to ensure the lake elevations don’t dip too low.”

The Repo Market Incident May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg – by Daniel Lacalle – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/repo-market-incident-may-be-tip-iceberg – “This is a symptom of a larger problem that is starting to manifest in apparently unconnected events, like the failed auctions of negative-yielding eurozone bonds or the bankruptcy of companies that barely needed the equivalent of one day of repo market injection to finance the working capital of another year… This is a symptom of debt saturation and massive risk accumulation. The evidence of the possibility of a major global slowdown, even a synchronized recession, is showing that what financial institutions and investors have hoarded in recent years, high-risk, low-return assets, is more dangerous than many of us believed… It is very likely that the Fed injections become a norm, not an anomaly, and the Fed’s balance sheet is already rising.”

5G Cell Phone Radiation: How the Telecom Companies Are Losing the Battle to Impose 5G Against the Will of the People – by Claire Edwards – https://www.globalresearch.ca/telcos-losing-battle-impose-5g/5691065 – “They thought that if they called their new, alleged “communications technology”, adapted from the military Active Denial Technology, “5G” or fifth generation, the public would just assume that it was more of the same as 4G, 3G or 2G. And if they could characterise the rollout as a race, the public would not have enough time to find out what a killer technology 5G is. How wrong they were! Not only has the public found out, but now they know how lethal previous generations of wireless technology – to be used concurrently with 5G – are as well… Below is the evidence from a number of different countries that the pushback is huge and growing. The telcos have lost the propaganda war, despite their control of the mainstream media, from which not a whisper of the dangers of 5G is heard, and of social media and Youtube, who have been desperately deleting millions of accounts to silence the naysayers… As this article went to press, support arrived from an unlikely source. In an impassioned speech before the United Nations General Assembly on 24 September 2019, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that digital authoritarianism is not the stuff of dystopian fantasy but of an emerging reality.”

For the Week of 9/30/19:

MANPOWER GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION OF RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) MARINES ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY ISO DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIEShttps://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/Messages-Display/Article/1979422/manpower-guidance-for-activation-and-deactivation-of-reserve-component-rc-marin – “MARINE CORPS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES (DSCA). REF B IS TITLE 10 U.S.C., §12304a, ARMY RESERVE, NAVY RESERVE, MARINE CORPS RESERVE, AND AIR FORCE RESERVE: ORDER TO ACTIVE DUTY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN RESPONSE TO A MAJOR DISASTER OR EMERGENCY. – …if a Governor requests Federal assistance in responding to a major disaster or emergency (as those terms are defined in §102 of REF C) the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) may, without the consent of the member affected, order any unit, and any member not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit, of the Marine Corps Reserve to active duty for a continuous period of not more than 120 days to respond to the Governor’s request.”

MEDICAL HORROR: Genetic sequencing of common vaccine finds entire male human genome from aborted human baby… “a complete individual genome” with abnormal, modified genes… 560 genes linked to cancer – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-04-medical-horror-genetic-sequencing-vaccines-mrc-5-cancer-genes-modified.html

Turkey Will Launch Operation Against Kurdish Forces: Erdoganhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Turkey-Will-Launch-Operation-Against-Kurdish-Forces-Erdogan-20191005-0005.html – “The air and ground operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria could start at any time, President Tayyip Erdogan said… The U.S.-backed force which controls the region, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) led by the Kurdish YPG militia, said it wanted stability but vowed to respond to any attack… ‘We will not hesitate to turn any unprovoked attack by Turkey into an all-out war on the entire border to defend ourselves and our people,’ SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said.”

Western Zero-Sum Geopolitics is a Dead-Endhttps://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/10/04/western-zero-sum-geopolitics-is-a-dead-end/ – “The US and its Western allies are creating more international tensions and instability in a futile bid to carve the globe into “spheres of interest” and “exclusivity”. That’s the way Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov views it, and few objective observers of international relations could disagree with his admonishment… Russia’s top diplomat says the only way forward is for multilateralism to prevail and for all states to abide by the principles of the United Nations’ Charter, to which they are signatories… …The question is though: can US corporate capitalism and its militarist machine abide by that reasonable, minimal demand for international cooperation?.. If not, then the American political system and its coterie of Western minions are driving the world into an abysmal dead-end.”

NY Fed Announces Extension Of Overnight Repos Until Nov 4, Will Offer 8 More Term Repos – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ny-fed-announces-extension-overnight-repos-until-nov-4-will-offer-8-more-term-repos – “Anyone who expected that the easing of the quarter-end funding squeeze in the repo market would mean the Fed would gradually fade its interventions in the repo market, was disappointed on Friday afternoon when the NY Fed announced it would extend the duration of overnight repo operations (with a total size of $75BN) for at least another month, while also offer no less than eight 2-week term repo operations until November 4, 2019, which confirms that the funding unlocked via term repo is no longer merely a part of the quarter-end arsenal but an integral part of the Fed’s overall “temporary” open market operations… which are starting to look quite permanent.”

New Weapons and the New Tactics Which They Make Possible: Three Examples – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/new-weapons-and-the-new-tactics-which-they-make-possible-three-examples/ – “The fact is that Russia has perfected an entire family of ballistic and cruise missiles which can be completely hidden from detection and which can be deployed literally anywhere on the planet. Even with nuclear warheads… This capability completely changes all the previous US deterrence/containment strategies (which are still halfway stuck in the Cold War and halfway stuck with low-intensity/counter-insurgency operations like what they have been doing (with no success whatsoever!) in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and in Latin America and Africa).” – Comment: Another very good article by The Saker, with many tidbits that can inform an understanding of the continuing posturing of the Western Powers against the Evil Russians. This includes the ongoing attempt to stifle the Britons’ efforts to leave the EU, including the now-being-revealed secret plans by the EUrocrats and quislings in the UK government to completely “give” the entire British military (including its nuclear capabilities) AND UK Intelligence Agencies to EU Military Unification, lock, stock and barrel. We must put our energies into calming international waters and manifesting a world of peace and non-confrontation.

Glyphosate can trigger aggressive breast cancer when combined with another risk factorhttps://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/19156-glyphosate-can-trigger-aggressive-breast-cancer-at-low-levels-when-combined-with-another-risk-factor – “In the study, scientists exposed noncancerous human breast cells to glyphosate in vitro over a course of 21 days. The cells were then placed in mice to assess tumour formation. Although cells exposed to glyphosate alone did not induce tumour growth, cancerous tumours did develop after glyphosate was combined with a type of gene regulatory molecule that is present in all humans.” – Regarding the horrors of glyphosate, where one end of this molecule will dock in the millions of glycine receptors throughout the human body, thereby derailing uncountable essential biological functions, all of this was well-known and documented by “The Powers” long before Round Up went on the market. Hanging would be too good for the perpetrators of this attack on the humans of the world.

New Agency Provides Personnel Vetting, Technology Protectionhttps://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1975483/new-agency-provides-personnel-vetting-technology-protection/ – Officials unfurled the flag of the new Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency yesterday during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, one day before the agency officially opened for business.

Mass shootings have hit 158 House districts so far this year – by Jordan Lancaster, James Jarvis, Sutton Dunwoodie and Cameron Hill – https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463949-mass-shootings-have-hit-158-house-districts-so-far-this-year – “More than a third of all House lawmakers represent districts where a mass shooting has occurred this year, highlighting the bipartisan pressure on Congress to take action on gun legislation after a wave of killings in Texas and Ohio during August… An analysis by The Hill found that about two-thirds of those shootings have taken place in districts represented by Democrats, many of whom represent cities hard-hit by the scourge of gun violence…”

Four years in Syria, Russia expands military base, eyes challenges ahead – by Anton Mardasov – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/10/russia-syria-hmeimim-military-campaign-anniversary.html – “In the run-up to the fourth anniversary of the launch of Russia’s military campaign in Syria, the Russian military announced Moscow is eyeing expansion and reconstruction of the Khmeimim​ air base in Syria’s Latakia province. The initiative, at the initial stage, involves the rebuilding of the second runway to allow the facility to service more aircraft… (Also) the Russians constructed new aircraft hangars, able to shelter the Su-35 fighter jets and Su-34 bombers from occasional drone strikes… Dolgov added that the shelter hangars are equipped with a centralized system of fuel and lubricant provisions. As a result, the timelines of preparation for consecutive flights decreased significantly.

De-Escalation In Eastern Ukraine? Kiev Agrees To ‘Steinmeier Formula’https://southfront.org/de-escalation-in-eastern-ukraine-kiev-agrees-to-steinmeier-formula/ – “● It suggests that elections should be held in territories controlled by Luhansk and Donetsk, according to Ukrainian law; ● during the elections, Donbass would receive a special status; ● And after the OSCE recognizes the elections as fair and free, the law on the special status of Donbass should come into force and act indefinitely; ● It is assumed that this should accelerate the implementation of the Minsk agreement. Western sources speculate that this may also lead to the phased lifting of sanctions against Russia… The signing of the Steinmeier formula, though, led to nationalist protests in front of the Parliament in Kiev.

School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/10/school-districts-use-gaggle-to-monitor-students-free-speech-and-social-media-posts.html – “The Gaggle Safety Management Dashboard allows superintendents, principals and other educators who are responsible for student safety to investigate and answer the following questions: ● Which of my schools has the highest amount of incidents? What educational tools are my students using most frequently? ● How severe are the incidents Gaggle Safety Representatives discover? ● Has the number of inappropriate incidents increased or decreased over time? ● How does my school or district’s incident rate compare with national averages.. Mr. Morgan was right, students will be walking on eggshells because they will be afraid of getting put on a watchlist… Gaggle is like Alexa on steroids… A Gaggle video called “do you know what your students are doing online?” is a damning account of exactly how invasive their threat to free speech is… Gaggle’s Bloomington, Illinois staff listens to and watches students social media content in real-time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia – by Federico Pieraccini – https://theduran.com/three-saudi-brigades-annihilated-in-devastating-houthi-offensive-in-saudi-arabia/Possibly the best article out there on this Yemeni offensive against the Saudi Coalition.

Climate and the Money Trail – by F. William Engdahl – https://www.globalresearch.ca/climate-money-trail/5690209 – “Several years before Al Gore and others decided to use a young Swedish school girl to be the poster child for climate action urgency, or in the USA the call of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a complete reorganization of the economy around a Green New Deal, the giants of finance began devising schemes for steering hundreds of billions of future funds to investments in often worthless “climate” companies… In 2013 after years of careful preparation, a Swedish real estate company, Vasakronan, issued the first corporate “Green Bond.” They were followed by others including Apple, SNCF and the major French bank Credit Agricole. In November 2013 Elon Musk’s problem-riddled Tesla Energy issued the first solar asset-backed security. Today according to something called the Climate Bonds Initiative, more than $500 billion in such Green Bonds are outstanding. The creators of the bond idea state their aim is to win over a major share of the $45 trillion of assets under management globally which have made nominal commitment to invest in “climate friendly” projects.”

For the Week of 9/23/19:

From the Honor-Among-Thieves Desk: SYRIA: Turkish Proxies Fight Over Looted Properties in Afrin – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/09/28/syria-turkish-proxies-fight-over-looted-properties-in-afrin/ – “According to local sources, a militant was killed and at least six others were injured during the clashes, which are still ongoing… The Turkish military and its proxies occupied Afrin in the early months of 2018. Since then, Turkish-backed groups have been looting the area and suppressing the locals in many horrendous ways… Despite the growing instability in Afrin, the Turkish military is yet to implement any measure to improve the situation. Ankara could be avoiding any possible tension (with) its own proxies.”

First Bill Of Land Reform Law Outlines 72% Of Ukrainian Land Is For Salehttps://southfront.org/first-bill-of-land-reform-law-outlines-72-of-ukrainian-land-is-for-sale/ – “Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko condemned the land reform, saying that it would sell 72% of Ukraine’s land to foreigners… ‘The first thing this law is about is that 42 million hectares of Ukrainian land can be sold in full, including to foreigners,” she said… Tymoshenko clarified that 42 million hectares of land is 72% of the territory of Ukraine… She urged for a referendum before selling most of Ukraine to foreigners.”

Operation Victory From God: Houthis Neutralize Thousands Of Saudi-Led Coalition Personnel In Large-Scale Ambushhttps://southfront.org/operation-victory-from-god-houthis-neutralize-thousands-of-saudi-led-coalition-personnel-in-large-scale-ambush/ – “Thousands of Saudi-led coalition personnel were killed, injured or captured by the Houthis and their local allies in large-scale ambush, dubbed “Operation Victory from God”, a spokesman for the Yemeni group announced on September 28… In an official statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari described the ambush, which took place near the southern Saudi province of Najran, as “the biggest luring operation” since the outbreak of the Yemeni war”

Final Collapse Is Inexorable – by M.N. Gordon – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/final-collapse-inexorable – “Over the last two weeks the Fed has pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into the financial system through the overnight repo market. These repo operations are scheduled to continue every business day until October 10, with the option for them to continue longer. Our guess is that the Fed will continue until something cracks, which may be much sooner than expected… Stormy winds are blowing across credit markets, twisting and bending them like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The Fed, despite its scientific fascia, is relying on judgement. Guided by gut, it’s doing all it knows how to do; create credit and inject it into financial system… Greenspan got us into this mess…and there’s no dampening it. Final collapse is inexorable.”

Israel Believed Behind Overnight Attack On Iran’s ‘Land Bridge’ From Iraq To Syria – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/israel-believed-behind-overnight-attack-irans-land-bridge-iraq-syria – “Another mystery airstrike was conducted over Iraq late Friday night, after a summer that’s witnessed Baghdad blame Israel for a series of unprecedented violations of its airspace to carry out alleged strikes on Iran-linked Shia militias in the country… This newest incident involved an attack on Imam Ali base near the border with Syria, in an area which Israeli defense officials have voiced concern Iran is utilizing Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) to aid Syrian forces in establishing a security corridor stretching along the Syrian-Iraq border, or so-called Iranian ‘land bridge’ ”

Stopping Brexit Is About Saving the European Union – by Tom Luongo – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/09/27/stopping-brexit-is-about-saving-the-european-union/ – “The speed with which this was pulled together is the clue that this was a ‘stitch-up’ from the very beginning. Time is running out to stop a No-Deal Brexit, or any kind of meaningful Brexit for that matter, and therefore everything must be turbo-charged… That’s why I feel this ruling was baked into the pie before the trial even began… Because, make no mistake, losing the UK from the EU’s budget would be catastrophic for an EU staring at massive capital outflows as helicopter money happens and bond yields reverse from their current bubble levels… The opinion of Parliament in Britain cannot sink any lower. That anger will now be transferred to the courts. The entire Brexit process has been a layer by layer unmasking of the autocratic prerogatives of the ruling class. With each setback in the Brexit process the British people are getting an object lesson in just how corrupt their system is and how badly they have been betrayed… The hope by The Davos Crowd is that they will get fed up and tune it all out, that they’ll give up and let the UK be steamrolled. The polls tell a far different story.”

US Repo-calypse: The Ghost Of Failed Banks Returns – by Alasdair Macleod via GoldMoney.com – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/us-repo-calypse-ghost-failed-banks-returns – “That being the case, a new banking crisis is not only in the making, for which the repo problem serves as an early warning, but it could escalate quite rapidly. Given the rethinking that must be taking place in the boardrooms at all the major US banks, bankers will be looking at not only their exposure to Deutsche, but also the implications for their wider lending exposure to other American counterparties, particularly those owned by foreign banks… Understanding there will be a transition of attitudes from investing in CLOs and leveraged loans to a concern over their soundness is the key to realising how a credit crisis evolves. This time, as well as a mountain of derivative contracts, there is the further problem of synthetic ETFs, many of which are sponsored and managed by the same bank. For example, Deutsche Bank controls 42 ETFs in the US market alone, worth $14.6bn, all of which appear to be synthetic… Assuming this analysis is correct, there is probably not much the Fed can do, other than react to events. Like all central banks, the Fed relies on models that cannot incorporate the changing attitudes of market participants. Just imagine, if the Fed did spot a developing crisis in advance and called in the major bankers in an effort to get them to help stabilise the situation, they would likely leave the meeting with the clear impression things are worse than they thought, and their clear duty to their shareholders is to liquidate all positions at risk… If it took two months between Libor freezing in December 2007 and Northern Rock being rescued by the UK government and if that timing is replicated today, a new banking crisis will hit in November. It could easily take longer to materialise, but there’s no guarantee it won’t escalate even more rapidly than that.”

The CIO’s guide to quantum computing – by Satoshi Nakamotohttps://www.satoshinakamotoblog.com/the-cios-guide-to-quantum-computingComment: “Satoshi Nakamoto” is the inventor of Bitcoin

What Google’s quantum computer means for Bitcoin – by Jose Antonio Lanz – https://finance.yahoo.com/news/google-quantum-computer-means-bitcoin-165320736.html – “What you need to know about Bitcoin to understand the potential threat of quantum computing is that its architecture relies on two algorithms: ECDSA for digital signatures and SHA-256 as a hash function. If you reuse a wallet address and make a transaction, you expose your public key... So, yes, a quantum computer could use Shor’s algorithm to get your private from your public key, as Jack Matier of the Quantum Resistant Ledger recently explained in a Medium post. But don’t panic just yet… The most optimistic scientific estimates say that even if this were possible, it won’t happen during this decade (enough time to fork Bitcoin and make it quantum proof).” (emphases added)

Sound Familiar? Banks Are Saddling Fannie & Freddie With Risky Mortgages, Study Finds – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/sound-familiar-banks-are-saddling-fannie-freddie-risky-mortgages-study-finds – “A few unfortunately-placed hurricanes could leave US taxpayers shouldering billions of dollars in worthless mortgages on homes in natural disaster-prone areas, while the banks that originally underwrote those mortgages get off scott-free. In a scenario that might sound familiar to readers who remember the run-up to the financial crisis, new research has found that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been buying mortgages on homes in disaster-prone areas and packaging them up into securities, without charging a premium that accurately reflects long-term disaster risks.”

Military Suicides Jump to Record High – by Lolita C. Baldor (AP) – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/military-suicides-jump-to-record-high/ – “Asked about the deaths in the crew of the aircraft carrier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, ‘I wish I could tell you we have an answer to prevent further, future suicides in the Armed Services. We don’t. We are caught up in what some call a national epidemic of suicide among our youth.’ ”

September Container Shipping Rates Collapse 43% Forcing Carriers To Slash Capacity – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/september-container-shipping-rates-collapse-43-forcing-carriers-slash-capacity – “Container shipping rates continue to move lower into the fourth quarter of 2019, according to FreightWaves. The drop in price comes as a result of the most recent round of tariffs discouraging U.S. importers from front loading orders. As a result, ocean carriers are looking to cut even more shipping capacity in hopes of meeting tepid demand into the back end of the year… Spot rates on the Freightos Baltic Daily Index for China-North America West Coast were down 8% from last week, falling to $1,327 per forty-foot equivalent unit. Container rates are down 34% since the beginning of the year, despite the industry now being in peak season.” (emphasis added)

Buyer Beware: Peloton IPO Crash Tells Us The Global IPO Market Is Going Bust – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/buyer-beware-peloton-ipo-crash-tells-us-global-ipo-market-going-bust – “And the reason for the horrible performance of the Peloton IPO could be due to the global IPO market is collapsing as a worldwide recession is imminent, reported Dealogic, first reported by the Financial Times.”

US Preparing Strikes On Syria Over Renewed Chemical Weapons Accusation: Report – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-preparing-strikes-syria-over-renewed-chemical-weapons-accusation-report – ‘…the Russian aviation publication Avia.Pro reported on Friday, echoing broader Russian media reports… “It can be expected that the U.S. will launch airstrikes on Syria in the very near future (probably within the next two weeks), using false accusations of using chemical weapons by Damascus,” the publication reported, citing a representative from Syrian intelligence.”

Shocking New Survey Finds Most Americans Are Completely Unprepared For The Next Recession – by Michael Snyder – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/shocking-new-survey-finds-most-americans-are-completely-unprepared-next-recession – “Just like in 2008, most Americans are living right on the edge financially, and so any sort of an economic downturn is going to be extremely painful for tens of millions of American families. When you have not built up a financial cushion, any sort of a setback can be absolutely disastrous. During the last recession, millions of Americans suddenly lost their jobs, and because most of them were living paycheck to paycheck a lot of them suddenly couldn’t pay their mortgages. In the end, millions of Americans lost their homes during the “subprime mortgage meltdown”, and today the housing bubble is even larger than it was back then.

Illinois Parents Sue Doctors, Hospitals, and DCFS for Medical Kidnapping After Refusing Vitamin K Shot at Birthhttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/illinois-parents-sue-doctors-hospitals-and-dcfs-for-medical-kidnapping-after-refusing-vitamin-k-shot-at-birth/ – “The Boughers… …had agreed to sign a waiver confirming their wishes that the new baby — their fifth child — not receive vitamin K, based on their beliefs that God’s creation isn’t automatically deficient or flawed at birth… But instead of offering them a form, the Boughers allege, the nurse announced she was reporting the couple to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and left the room with the newborn. It would be about 12 hours before they got the child back, the couple said… ‘I honestly could not understand what was going on,’ Angela Bougher said through tears in a recent interview. ‘I was in total shock. I’ve never not had my baby right away.’.. On Monday, the Boughers and several other parents filed a sweeping federal lawsuit accusing the agency, its current and former leaders, a number of doctors and three hospitals of violating their constitutional rights just after the births of their children. Hours that should have been filled with happiness and family photos were instead filled with uncertainty, they said, as children were temporarily taken into protective custody, DCFS caseworkers were called and the parents were made to feel like criminals.” – The lawsuit contends DCFS and medical staff broke state and federal law by improperly seizing newborns or threatening to do so, said Richard Dvorak a lawyer for the families. It alleges that doctors continued to coerce parents, citing the inevitability of DCFS intervention, even though they knew the policy had been rescinded.

NVIC Vaccine Awareness Weekhttps://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Awareness-Week-(1)/2019-vaccine-awareness-week.aspxFrom National Vaccine Information Center

EXPOSED: All the Queen’s Agents and Corporations that Control the World – from Betsy and Thomas – https://aim4truth.org/2018/04/17/exposed-all-the-queens-agents-and-corporations-that-control-the-world/ – “English law prohibits questioning the Monarchy about their personal holdings and business… This is true of most of Europe’s royalty, whether enthroned or not. The wealth of the Monarchies is held outside of the countries that made the wealth. The British Crown’s offshore banks hold the greatest personal wealth in the world estimated at $35 trillion. Perhaps the British Crown still owns and controls its Commonwealth Nations, including the American ‘colonies.’ ”

Google leads $100 million investment in cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike – by Robert Hackett – https://fortune.com/2015/07/13/google-100-million-series-c-crowdstrike/ – “Google Capital, the two-year-old growth equity arm of search giant Google (GOOG), announced its first security investment on Monday morning… The fund has pumped $100 million into cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. It was joined by cloud computing company Rackspace (RAX), which is a customer, and the firm’s existing investors Accel and Warburg Pincus. The new infusion represents a Series C round for the Irvine, Calif.-based company, bringing its total funding raised to date to $156 million… “Security is of foremost interest to Google,” said Google Capital partner Gene Frantz, mentioning Google’s expertise in protecting IT assets. ‘We identified what we think will be a very large and very important security company in the world.’ ”

‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll – https://time.com/5684822/mattel-gender-neutral-doll/ – The population of young people who identify as gender-nonbinary is growing. Though no large surveys have been done of kids younger than 10, a recent study by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that 27% of California teens identify as gender-nonconforming. And a 2018 Pew study found 35% of Gen Z-ers (born 1995 to 2015) say they personally know someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns like they and them, compared with just 16% of Gen X-ers (born 1965 to 1980). The patterns are projected to continue with Generation Alpha, born in 2010 and later. Those kids, along with boys who want to play with dolls and girls who identify as “tomboys” and don’t gravitate toward fashion doll play, are an untapped demographic. Mattel currently has 19% market share in the $8 billion doll industry; gaining just 1 more point could translate into $80 million in revenue for the company….

From the If-You-Read-One-Article-This-Week Desk: The Fed Created The Everything Bubble And A Liquidity Crisis — What Happens Next? – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/the-fed-created-the-everything-bubble-and-a-liquidity-crisis-what-happens-next.html – “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the crash of the Everything Bubble is accelerating around the same time that geopolitical chaos is erupting. We have a trade war that is unlikely to end, with a US/China meeting in October that will probably produce little to no results. We have a Brexit circus which is supposed to play out in October. We have a crisis with Iran as the US is set to move troops into Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the next month. And now we have an “impeachment inquiry” circus erupting over Trump, Biden and the Ukraine. That sure is a lot of distractions for the general public as their economy crumbles around them… To understand why the Fed would deliberately engineer an economic crisis, I suggest reading my article on the economic end game HERE. It is important to realize that the Fed has not “lost control” of the situation, nor is the Fed the bumbling and witless institution some alternative analysts make it out to be. Rather, the Fed is perfectly aware of the damage it is causing, and it is perfectly aware of how much this chaos will benefit certain globalist organizations.(Emphasis Added)

How The Sabbatian-Frankist Death Cult Runs The World (1hr 32min) – David Icke interviewed by Adam Green, possibly Icke’s best interview in quite a while

UK Parliament Paralysed, PM Boris Johnson Sayshttps://sputniknews.com/europe/201909251076889475-uk-parliament-paralysed-pm-boris-johnson-says/A good article on the present moment in Brexit Land.

US triples regime-change aid to Guaido, doling out $52mn to restore ‘democratic governance’ in Venezuelahttps://www.rt.com/news/469561-us-assistance-guaido-millions/

Chavista Lawmakers Open to Dialogue on National Assemblyhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Chavista-Lawmakers-Open-to-Dialogue-on-National-Assembly-20190925-0002.html – ” ‘We want to rescue respect, tolerance and willingness to dialogue…we know that the right wing is a majority, but that doesn’t block the possibility that in this National Assembly we can dialogue with respect and tolerance.’.. As Chavista lawmakers return to their seats in the National Assembly, they have signaled that they are prepared to begin a dialogue for the reinstitutionalization of Venezuela’s National Assembly. The Assembly is dominated by the opposition and was deemed to be no longer legitimate after breaking the law in 2017. The overtures by Chavista lawmakers is part of the ongoing peace talks between the government and some of the opposition.”

Meet the Quds 1 – by Fabian Hinz – https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/1208062/meet-the-quds-1/ – “If the pictures showing the Quds 1 wreckage in Saudi Arabia are indeed connected to the recent Abqaiq attack, it would seem more likely that the attack originated from a place closer to Eastern Saudi Arabia than Northern Yemen – potentially Iraq, Iran or perhaps even from ships. But then again that is a big if at the current moment… All of this leaves the question of just who developed and built the Quds 1. The idea that impoverished war-torn Yemen would be able to develop a cruise missile without any outside assistance seems far-fetched. Iran’s previous supply of missiles to the Houthis and the fact that the country uses TJ100 engines in its drone program do imply that the Iran could be behind the Quds 1.”

From the Totalitarian-Tiptoe Desk: Penn State Prof: Social Credit Will Shift Law in the West “From Constitution… to Analytics and Algorithm” – by Daniel Taylor – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/penn-state-prof-social-credit-will-shift-law-in-the-west-from-constitution-to-analytics-and-algorithm.html – “In the paper, titled “Next Generation Law: Data Driven Governance and Accountability Based Regulatory Systems in the West, and Social Credit Regimes in China“, Backer describes moves to social credit in the West as “fractured”, but gives guidance on how societal norms could be steadily pushed to accept this system… Backer proposes that the “great culture management machinery” of the West normalize the idea of social credit and sharing private data. Backer writes: ‘But is it possible to socialize the masses, or even mass democracy as a collective, to embrace this pattern of data disclosure beyond these immediately self-serving closed loop systems? Would it be possible for the state to develop systems for the enforcement of laws (criminal and regulatory) that depends on intelligence by inducing the masses to serve as positive contributors of data necessary for enforcement or regulation? The answer, in Western liberal democracies, may depend on the ability of the great culture management machinery of Western society– its television, movies and other related media–to develop a narrative in which such activity is naturalized within Western culture.”

Secret FBI Subpoenas For Personal Data Go Far Beyond Previously Known – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/secret-fbi-subpoenas-personal-data-go-far-beyond-previously-known – “Secret subpoenas issued by the FBI for personal data go far deeper than previously known, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, according to the New York Times… The agency says the sweeping requests are crucial to counterterrorism efforts – however the new records reveal that the FBI requests go far beyond Silicon Valley; ‘encompassing scores of banks, credit agencies, cellphone carriers and even universities,’ according to the report… The demands can scoop up a variety of information, including usernames, locations, IP addresses and records of purchases. They don’t require a judge’s approval and usually come with a gag order, leaving them shrouded in secrecy. Fewer than 20 entities, most of them tech companies, have ever revealed that they’ve received the subpoenas, known as national security letters. -New York Times… ‘This is a pretty potent authority for the government,’ said University of Texas law professor, Stephen Vladeck. ‘The question is: Do we have a right to know when the government is collecting information on us?’ ”

The Attack on Saudi Arabia’s Oil Facility. The Patriot Air Defence System Failed. Why? – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-attack-on-saudi-arabias-oil-facility-the-patriot-air-defence-system-failed-why/5689779 – “Why did it fail?.. There is of course the fashionable thesis that the US Patriot System is flawed in comparison to Russia’s state of the art S-400 air defence system. This assessment is correct but is it relevant?… Other reports point to the fact that the cruise missiles and UAVs were flying at low altitude (and could not be detected by the radar system)… ‘These were low-flying cruise missiles. They were coming in far below the engagement zone for Patriot. So you wouldn’t have tried to hit them with Patriot.’ (CNBC).. But this does not explain the total failure of Saudi Arabia’s air defence system on that particular day. The Patriot system (PAC) is extremely versatile and advanced. The apologetic reports on the failure of the Patriot Missile system in intercepting low-flying missiles are contradictory (focusing allegedly on weak radar capabilities at low altitude)… The US-made Patriot mobile air defense system produced by Raytheon is specifically ‘designed to intercept tactical ballistic missiles, low-flying cruise missiles and aircraft.’ (I24news.tv, May 10, 2019). It uses an advanced aerial interceptor missile and high-performance radar systems… The attack on Saturday September 14, was made up of a total of 18 drones (UAVs) and seven missiles.” (emphasis added) – Comment: I’m not sure where Prof. Chossudovsky got his figures for the number of weapons used in the attacks.

For the Week of 9/16/19:

Ron Paul: ‘We’re in the Biggest Bond Bubble in History and It’s Going to Burst’ – by JT Crowe – https://moneyandmarkets.com/ron-paul-biggest-bond-bubble-history/ – “With talk about negative interest rates from U.S. President Donald Trump, Paul said the danger of the bubble ballooning to unprecedented levels could speed the demise of the markets… ‘You don’t know this precise time. But you know it can happen,’ he said. ‘How do you sell a bond that pays a negative rate? Who’s going to jump up and down?’.. ‘I don’t think anything even existed coming close to what we’re facing today,’ he later added.”

Crises in the Middle-East and a Few Hopefully Useful Pointers – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/crises-in-the-middle-east-and-a-few-hopefully-useful-pointers/ – “For one thing, had it been Iran, the strike would have been far more massive and would have only been a part of a much bigger, full-scale, attack not only on Saudi oil facilities, but also on all crucial CENTCOM installations and forces. There is no way the Iranians would have opened major hostilities (and these strikes were definitely described by the Saudis as “major”) just to wait for a massive US/KSA/Israeli retaliation. The Iranians are most certainly not going to repeat Saddam Hussein’s crucial mistake and allow the US/CENTCOM/NATO/Israel/KSA the time needed to prepare for a massive attack on Iran. I am monitoring various “indicators and warnings” which would suggest that the US is up to no good, and so far I have noticed only one potentially worrying event: MSC Sealift and US transportation Command has ordered a no-notice turbo activation of between 23 to 25 ships from the 46 ship Ready Reserve Force (RRF have to be 5-day ready).”

Candidate for The Most Disturbing Advertisement of All Time Award: Back-To-School Essentials | Sandy Hook Promise (1 min)

Book Review: “In Search of Colombia: Social and Political Fragments and Perspectives from the Past to the Present” – by Daniel Edgar – https://southfront.org/book-review-in-search-of-colombia-social-and-political-fragments-and-perspectives-from-the-past-to-the-present/ – “According to this reading of history and contemporary developments, the State has only resorted to violence and oppressive measures against large swathes of Colombian society through necessity, in order to defend democracy, the rule of law, private property and the rights and interests of all Colombians. The alternative explanation for the prevalence of widespread social and armed conflict in Colombia is that the emergence and persistence of insurgent groups has largely been a defensive measure taken by Colombian people in response to widespread violence and oppression instigated habitually by the State (as well as large business-owners and landlords) in order to preserve the power and privileges of the traditional ruling classes, and the stubborn refusal of the ruling elites to open political and economic spaces and opportunities for other sectors of Colombian society.”

Another Bombshell Book Crushing the Holohoax Lie, by Gerard Menuhin, Son of Jewish Violin Legend Yehudi Menuhin – a Review – Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil with a link to a FREE professional quality pdf version of this exceptional work from the publisher (!) – by Frederick Toeben – https://russia-insider.com/en/history/another-bombshell-book-crushing-holohoax-lie-son-jewish-violin-legend-yehudi-menuhin-review – “A book of monumental importance for the people of the world today. Many know that something is not right in the world. Nations engage in perpetual war while bankers and armaments makers line their pockets from the carnage. The average citizen of the world has been cut out of the decision-making process of government, whether he lives in a democracy, republic, theocracy or dictatorship… All the while, the ruling elite grow stronger and richer as the real producers struggle to survive. Behind the scenes, events are controlled by a coterie of ethnic puppetmasters who work their marionettes in high places out of public view. How did this world get to the dark place it is today? Who could have stopped it and what can we do today?.. The book consists of three sections. The first section concerns Adolf Hitler, his character and intentions, and the real causes leading up to the outbreak of WWII, including the actions of the real culprits and the rejection of the great lie… The second section enlarges on the activities of the real culprits, provides a historical overview of their progress, their nature, their power over finance and the media, and the methods by which they achieved it. It includes insights into Freemasonry, the European revolutions, the influence and control of education and foreign policy, the creation of the EU, the New World Order and the evolution of the plan through the same powers and their proxies, since the 17th century up to the present… The third section concerns the First and Second World Wars (what the author refers to as “the Second Thirty Years War”), their conception, funding and inescapable continuity; current laws against freedom of expression, and the evolution of the Orwellian state; the importance of U.S. support for the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, and Communism’s significance in the plan; the true origins of the enemy; Palestine’s occupation and its fate as an example of our common fate; plus much more.”

Maine or Mogadishu? African ‘Refugees’ Turn White Paradise Into Crime-Ridden Hellhole – by John Q. Publius – https://russia-insider.com/en/society/maine-or-mogadishu-african-refugees-turn-white-paradise-crime-ridden-hellhole/ri27680 – “As ostensible refugees, this naturally begs a couple of questions, namely: how can they afford to travel such distances with no income and just the clothes on their backs? How are they able to plan such a logistically-demanding trip? Why do they have international media and legal contacts?[1]… I took it upon myself to attempt to answer these questions, and have discovered in an almost-perfect analogue with what’s happening in Europe an existing support system and network that appears to be funneling migrants to particular pre-determined locales for reasons that will be discussed in the forthcoming pieces. The primary actors and organizations, and their connections to what at first blush appears to be an isolated incident but is anything but, will be revealed. Any treatment of the conflagration of aliens spreading across the whole of the United States must first start with a border so porous it might as well be non-existent, though.”

“This Institutional Suppression Of Free Thought, Inquiry, & Dissent Has A Systemic Cost” – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/chs-institutional-suppression-free-thought-inquiry-dissent-has-systemic-cost – “This institutional suppression of free thought, inquiry and dissent has a systemic cost. A corrupt Orthodoxy devoid of new ideas, an Orthodoxy devoted to maintaining the wealth, status and power of insiders regardless of cost, is a brittle, fragile, unstable system, and all the efforts of the corrupt clergy to impose uniform acceptance of the goodness and rightness of a debauched, corrupt, self-serving status quo will only increase the scale of its eventual collapse.”

Major Red Flag: The Fed Shocks Everyone With An Emergency Intervention In The Repo Market For The First Time Since 2008 – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/major-red-flag-the-fed-shocks-everyone-with-an-emergency-intervention-in-the-repo-market-for-the-first-time-since-2008.html – “And now that the Fed has begun to intervene, when will they be able to stop?.. Will they have to keep doing it for the rest of the week?.. And what happens if interest rates begin to go wild again next week or next month?.. In essence, Pandora’s Box has now been opened, and things could get really crazy moving forward. According to Zero Hedge, if this currently repo operation is not sufficient to calm things down, the Fed could soon formally launch a new quantitative easing program… Of course, quantitative easing is something that should never be done unless we have a major crisis on our hands, and with each passing day it is becoming clearer that the global economy is headed for enormous trouble.”

Russia: ‘US Spy Plane Operated Drones That Attacked Hmeymim Base in Syria’ – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/09/20/russia-us-spy-plane-operated-drones-that-attacked-hmeymim-base-in-syria/ – ” ‘Thirteen drones moved according to common combat battle deployment, operated by a single crew. During all this time the American Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane patrolled the Mediterranean Sea area for eight hours,’ he noted… When the drones met with the electronic countermeasures of the Russian systems, they switched to a manual guidance mode, he said. ‘Manual guidance is carried out not by some villagers, but by the Poseidon-8, which has modern equipment. It undertook manual control,’ the deputy defense minister noted… ‘When these 13 drones faced our electronic warfare screen, they moved away to some distance, received the corresponding orders and began to be operated out of space and receiving help in finding the so-called holes through which they started penetrating. Then they were destroyed,’ Fomin reported… The attack was successfully repelled: seven drones were downed, and control over six drones was gained through electronic warfare systems. The Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the solutions used by the militants could be received only from a technologically advanced country and warned about the danger of repeating such attacks in any country of the world.”

Security Council: Two draft resolutions, zero consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlibhttps://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1046802 – “Belgium, Germany and Kuwait tabled a draft proposing a humanitarian ceasefire, which garnered 12 out of 15 votes… Permanent members Russia and China used their right to veto, blocking its adoption. Their own resolution, which highlighted terrorism concerns by extremist groups operating inside the region, also failed to pass, with nine members voting against and four abstaining.” – Comment: From the composition of the “UN Members” tabling these resolutions, and of the ways the Security Council members voted on them, it is clear that the UN is a captured organization totally out of touch with the reality of what’s happening on the ground in Idlib. But as George Carlin might say, “Nobody seems to notice, Nobody seems to care…”

“World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future” by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for “Russia in Global Affairs” magazine, September 20, 2019http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3792556?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw&_101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw_languageId=en_GB – “So, what do we have as a result? In politics, erosion of the international legal basis, growth of instability and unsustainability, chaotic fragmentation of the global landscape and deepening mistrust between those involved in the international life. In the area of security, blurring of the dividing line between military and non-military means of achieving foreign policy goals, militarization of international relations, increased reliance on nuclear weapons in US security doctrines, lowering the threshold for the use of such armaments, the emergence of new hotbeds of armed conflicts, the persistence of the global terrorist threat, and militarization of the cyberspace. In the world economy, increased volatility, tougher competition for markets, energy resources and their supply routes, trade wars and undermining the multilateral trade system. We can add a surge of migration and deepening of ethnic and religious strife. Do we need such a “rules-based” world order?” – Comment: This is a major policy statement by Lavrov, which would well be covered in all of the main Western media, for the benefit of us all. However, it likely won’t be.

Is the United Nations Becoming a Public Relations Asset for Wall Street? – by Carla Stea – https://www.globalresearch.ca/united-nations-becoming-public-relations-asset-wall-street/5689620 – “The United Nations has made its 2030 Sustainable Development Goals the hallmark of its contribution to the world, and to humanity. In effect, the SDG’s are the justification for the existence of the United Nations. There is one major problem with this goal: as is evident, without major transformation in the global economic architecture, the SDG’s will not only fail to be achieved, but, according to several expert reports, progress toward achievement of these goals has actually been reversed… While the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a crucial target toward maximizing the fulfillment and happiness of every human being throughout the world, and are of course, the noblest humanitarian goal toward which the United Nations, or any/every organization should aspire, it is acknowledged by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that failure to meet to goals of the SDG is a great danger, and there is a plea for funding for the SDG’s which is a Pyrric search, as the United Nations lacks the courage to confront the fact that the distorted pernicious priorities of its principle funders, the United States, Great Britain, etc., which spend trillions of dollars on their military and especially nuclear weapons development are the problem, the most dangerous and perverted developments of monopoly capitalism. The one trillion dollars that the United States has committed to the development of more sophisticated and deadly forms of nuclear explosives could fund the entire Sustainable Development Goals, fulfilling the entire 2030 Agenda.” – Comment: The “2030 Sustainable Development Goals” are just the latest iteration of UN Agenda 21, which is a Globalist program to control humanity through “austerities” and the enforcement of a Technocratic “meritocracy” which will usher in “sustained” scientific Feudalism and Tyranny.

The Price of “Freedom”? US Drone Massacres Dozens of Afghan Farmers as They Slept – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/the-price-of-freedom-us-drone-massacres-dozens-of-afghan-farmers-as-they-slept.html – ” The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them,’ tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul told Reuters by telephone from Wazir Tangi… According to Reuters, a survivor of the drone strike said about 200 laborers were sleeping in five tents pitched near the farm when the attack happened… ‘Some of us managed to escape, some were injured but many were killed,’ said Juma Gul, a resident of northeastern Kunar province who had traveled along with laborers to harvest and shell pine nuts this week… Naturally, the US is responding to the situation with a canned response and refusing to accept responsibility… ‘U.S. forces conducted a drone strike against Da’esh (IS) terrorists in Nangarhar,’ said Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. ‘We are aware of allegations of the death of non-combatants and are working with local officials to determine the facts.’

4 Videos from James Corbett Outlining the End of The United States of America:

Interview 1479 – Catherine Austin Fitts Explains the Financial Coup D’état (part 1)https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1479-catherine-austin-fitts-explains-the-financial-coup-detat/ – w/ the video (45 min) and show notes.

From the Incredible-Exposés-Of-The-Little-Known Desk: Episode 362 – 9/11 Whistleblowers w/Video (2hr 8min) – https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-362-9-11-whistleblowers/James’ 2019 9/11 Anniversary gift to the world.

Episode 308 – 9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money w/Video (1 hr) – https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-308-911-trillions-follow-the-money/2015 9/11 Anniversary gift.

9/11 War Games w/Video (57 min) – https://www.corbettreport.com/9-11-war-games/2018 9/11 Anniversary gift

Chinese-American Family in Nebraska Destroyed as Teenage Daughters Medically Kidnapped and Sex Trafficked by CPShttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/chinese-american-family-in-nebraska-destroyed-as-teen-age-daughters-medically-kidnapped-and-sex-trafficked-by-cps/Stories like these are beyond belief, not covered in the “mainstream” media, ignored by “government,” while the attention of the world is diverted toward the “horrors” of the Jeffery Epstein chronicles.

Greater Idlib: Is Syrian Army Advance Inevitable?https://southfront.org/syrias-idlib-stronghold-of-democracy-or-hotbed-for-terrorism/ – “Before the conflict, the province of Idlib had a population of 1.5 million people. The UN says that some 3 million people currently live in Idlib. Most of them are Sunni Arabs, some are Syrian Turkomans protected by Turkey. Most of the members of other ethnic and religious communities (like Shias or Christians) were forced to flee from the area or were murdered by radicals controlling the area. Reports speculate that about 40% of the people now living in Greater Idlib come from other previously militant-held areas. These are current and former members of militant groups, their families and relatives. These predetermined the position of Idlib as the main hotbed of terrorism in the modern Syria… From the political point of view, the vast majority of the leadership of the Idlib militant groups and the entities affiliated with them align their policies with the attitude of Turkey. Publicly, they declare that the main goal of their efforts is the victory of the so-called Syrian Revolution and the reformation of the Syrian governance system under Sharia law. Nonetheless, these claims are just a formal part of the militants’ official propaganda. The actions of HTS and its allied groups during the past years demonstrate that they are in fact seeking to create a de-facto independent quasi-state under their own control and as a partial protectorate of Turkey.”

Airstrike on Iran-backed militia near Iraq-Syria border said to kill at least 5 – Reports say strike hits base belonging to Popular Mobilization Force for second time in two days; some have blamed Israel for attacks – by TOI staff and Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/airstrike-on-iran-backed-militia-near-iraq-syria-border-said-to-kill-at-least-5/ – “According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 10 pro-Iranian fighters were killed in an airstrike Tuesday by unmanned aerial vehicles, which reportedly targeted a training camp and ammunition storehouse… The Observatory and activist collective Deir Ezzor 24 said the strikes occurred near a newly constructed, but not yet operational Syrian border crossing with Iraq. The opening of the crossing, planned by Iraq and Syria, had been postponed several times in recent weeks.”

Will the IMF, the Federal Reserve, Negative Interest Rates and Digital Money Kill the Western Economy? – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/will-the-imf-the-federal-reserve-negative-interest-rates-and-digital-money-kill-the-western-economy/5689200 – “A horrendous trial on how an entire country, India, with the world’s second largest population, may react to demonization, was introduced in 2016 by President Modi, bending to the pressure of the western financial system, with support of the IMF and implementation funding by USAID. It amounted in a disastrous and cruel demonetization, invalidating almost over-night the most popular 100 Rupee (Rs) bank note, replacing it with a 200 Rs note – which in most places, especially in rural towns, where banks are scarce, was not available. Never mind that less than half of the Indian population has a bank account, where the bank note exchange transactions had to be carried out… The sudden disappearance of the most popular bank note – more than 80% of all monetary cash transactions in India took place in 100 Rs notes – was a proxy to digitization of money. Countless people starved to death especially in rural areas, because their 100 Rs were declared worthless and became unacceptable to buy food… Many have no or little idea, though, to what extent the private sector is involved in setting up such a hermetic countrywide data bank for the government. – Even if the regulator is within the government and you trust your government, how much can you trust the profit-oriented private sector in protecting your data?.. The surveillance state that you, among other clandestine intrusions into your privacy, will allow by willy-nilly accepting digitization of money, and eventually digitization of your entire private data, pales Orwell’s imagination of “1984”. Every citizen is registered in every western “security agency’s” electronic data bank – and of course those of the empire and Middle East affiliate, Israel, CIA, NSA, FBI, Mossad – and so on – no escaping anymore.”

Saudi Arabia Hired US Contractors To Procure Weapons That Ended Up In Hands Of ISIS Terrorists In Yemenhttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-hired-us-contractors-to-procure-weapons-that-ended-up-in-hands-of-isis-terrorists-in-yemen/ – “US-procured weapons have ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists in Yemen, an investigation by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva says. The investigation is based on internal documents from two Serbian companies, which she received from anonymous sources… The next part of the investigation includes scanned passports of US, Saudi and UAE arms dealers, as well as government officials exposing those behind the supplying of US-purchased weapons, produced in Serbia and delivered to ISIS fighters in Yemen.” – Comment: This highly detailed reporting by Gaytandshieva must be very inconvenient to the authors of the heinous Yemen war.

US hints at military response to Saudi attacks as oil prices surge – from Agence France Presse – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/saudi-races-to-restore-oil-supply-after-strike-blamed-on-iran/ar-AAHjMy9 – “”There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” Trump tweeted.” – Comment: Can the Warmonger-In-Chief even compose a coherent sentence, as he invites the Saudi Pathocrats to direct the military might of the Empire?

US Officials Claim Yemen Not Behind Saudi Aramco Attack, Houthis Reveal ‘Intel Operation’ – Reportshttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201909161076810647-us-officials-claim-yemen-not-behind-saudi-aramco-attack-houthis-reveal-intel-operation—reports/ – US officials, cited by Reuters, so far decline to say from where the attack was launched. “There are two options, and we have our opinion on which it was“, US officials said, adding the Iraqi government declared that they were not behind the launches, Reuters reported… According to Reuters, citing US officials, Washington is working with Saudi officials who allege that cruise missiles were used in the attacks on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities… Over 17 devices were deployed, the US officials claimed, adding that not all of the devices reached their targets and some were recovered north of their intended destination, according to Reuters.”

For the Week of 9/9/19:

Nearly two decades after the events of September 11, 2001, former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, makes a compelling argument which challenges the western foreign policy orthodox which underpins the Global War on Terror. – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/09/11/eighteen-years-on-after-9-11-has-al-qaeda-won-the-war-on-terror/

REPORTS: Russia Has Blocked Three Israeli Strikes on Syria This Month – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/09/15/reports-russia-has-blocked-three-israeli-strikes-on-syria-this-month/ – “The source cited in the report claims a similar situation has happened twice – and that during August, Moscow stopped an air strike on a Syrian outpost in Qasioun, where a S-300 missile battery is placed… Moreover, it was claimed that another air strike was planned for a week later on a Syrian outpost in the Qunaitra area and a third one on a sensitive area in Latakia. This development is what pushed Netanyahu to have his quick visit in Russia to try and convince Putin to ignore Israel’s attacks in Syria. According to the Russian source, Putin let Netanyahu know that his country will not allow any damage to be done to the Syrian regime’s army, or any of the weapons being given to it, because giving such a permission would be seen as giving Israel leniency – something that contradicts Russia’s goal of assisting the Syrian regime.”

Former Lover Exposes Eric Schmidt (33 min) – from American Intelligence Media

Trump says Osama Bin Laden’s son was killed in US operationhttps://www.rt.com/news/468825-bin-laden-son-killed-trump/ – “Hamza Bin Laden’s death in an airstrike was first reported late in July. Back then, Trump said that the man was “very threatening” to the US, but declined to provide any further details. With the official confirmation of Hamza’s death, however, it still remains unclear when – and where – the US operation took place exactly.” (emphasis added)

Pilgrim Society – “STUNNING REVELATIONS” Prove Media Weaponized – More in-depth research from Aim4Truth.org – Pilgrim Society infiltrated media, created MI5, MI6, proto-GCHQ, behind creation of GE, which created RCA Britain, which became SERCO. – https://aim4truth.org/2019/09/13/origins-of-fake-news/

ICE Accidentally Reveals Fascist “Hyper-Realistic” Urban Warfare Training Facility At Army Base – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/ice-accidentally-reveals-fascist-hyper-realistic-urban-warfare-training-facility-at-army-base.html

Closer Look At Behavior Of Ukrainian Propagandists And Politicianshttps://southfront.org/closer-look-at-behavior-of-ukrainian-propagandists-and-politicians/ – “Since the very start of the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, pro-Western media workers and politicians have demonstrated a surprising level of hypocrisy, inhumanity and propaganda hysteria. The war propaganda and blatant lies have become something common for Ukraine’s internal policy and the Kiev government’s actions on the international level. However, this is  intentionally ignored by Western diplomats and mainstream media outlets… The conversation below happened between a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, and a journalist of Ukraine’s UNIAN, Roman Tsymbalyuk, on September 12.” – Comment: Marvelous transcript of this interview with Maria Zakharova, who essentially tears the Ukrainian media personality (propagandist), Roman Tsymbalyuk, to pieces on camera.

Evil Eric Schmidt and His Plan for Prison Planethttps://aim4truth.org/2019/08/31/evil-eric-schmidt-and-his-plan-for-prison-planet/ – “In this citizen intelligence report, we reveal the mechanisms that Eric Schmidt used to centralize the Chinese communist’s new program of Social Credit System, which is used to curtail the freedom of citizens who don’t maintain an acceptable cyber-score. This system of totalitarian control is now being used against corporations who fall prey to the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” trading deal that, in effect, is more like imperial piracy. Over one hundred million Chinese have had their freedoms restricted, jailed, or even put in “vocational retraining camps” where it is reported that over 1.5 million people have been murdered.”

Netanyahu: War in Gaza could break out ‘before the elections’https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-war-in-gaza-could-break-out-before-the-elections/ – “In his comments, which came hours after he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu asserted, ‘An operation in Gaza could happen at any moment, including four days before the elections. The date of the elections does not factor [into a decision to go to war].’ ” – Comment: “break out”: wonderful euphemism.

INSIDE THE DRUG INDUSTRY’S PLAN TO DEFEAT THE DEA – Faced with pressure to curtail suspicious opioid shipments, an alliance fought back with every weapon at its disposal – by Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz, Steven Rich and Meryl Kornfield – https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/drug-industry-plan-to-defeat-dea/ – “The new information is emerging through the efforts of lawyers in the massive federal lawsuit against two dozen drug companies in Cleveland who have obtained depositions from high-ranking company officials, internal company emails and confidential memos. The documents were unsealed in July after a year-long legal fight by The Washington Post and the owner of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia… In 2016, the drug companies convinced members of Congress and Obama administration officials to rein in the DEA and force the agency to treat them as “partners” in efforts to solve the crisis. The crowning achievement of the companies was a piece of legislation known as the “Marino bill,” named after its original sponsor, which curbed the DEA’s ability to immediately suspend the operations of drug companies that failed to follow the law.”

Russian Su-35s Intercept Israeli Warplanes Over Syria: Media reportshttps://www.defenseworld.net/news/25462/Russian_Su_35s_Intercept_Israeli_Warplanes_Over_Syria__Media_reports#.XXwdjX97m00 – “Russian Su-35 aircraft intercepted Israeli warplanes over southern Syria on night of September 10, a day after 18 persons were killed in a suspected Israeli attack on a Syrian army post hosting Iran-affiliated militia… The Russian aircraft took off from the Khmeimim air base and intercepted Israeli aircraft over southern Syria, Russian website, Avia.pro reported citing unnamed sources. A couple of other Russian news resources too reported this incident without attribution… However, with Russian warplanes in the sky, the Israeli aircraft withdrew without confrontation, another Russian website, Avia.ru writes.”

What Happened the Day a Giant, Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Hit the Earth – Using rock cores from Chicxulub crater, geologists piece together a new timeline of the destruction that followed impact – by Riley Black – https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact-chicxulub-crater-timeline-destruction-180973075/#WxOD5oCeHLxyiKlB.99 – “One of the greatest scars on our planet is hidden beneath the Yucatán Peninsula and the Gulf of Mexico. The buried crater, over 90 miles in diameter, was created when a massive asteroid struck the planet 66 million years ago and brought a calamitous end to the reign of dinosaurs. Now, thanks to a new analysis of core samples taken from the crater’s inner ring of mountains, called a peak ring, geologists can create a detailed timeline of what happened on the day after impact.”

Netanyahu: War in Gaza to topple Hamas likely inevitable – by Michael Bachner –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-war-in-gaza-to-topple-hamas-likely-inevitable/ – ” ‘There probably won’t be a choice but to launch an operation, a war with the terror forces in Gaza,’ the prime minister said in a radio interview with the Kan public broadcaster, kicking off a media blitz five days before the national elections. ‘There probably won’t be a choice but to topple the Hamas regime. Hamas doesn’t exert its sovereignty in the Strip and doesn’t prevent attacks.’ ”

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank’s Jordan Valley if re-elected – from Agence France Pressehttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/netanyahu-vows-to-annex-west-banks-jordan-valley-if-re-elected/ar-AAH5PeR – ” ‘There is one place where we can apply Israeli sovereignty immediately after the elections,’ Netanyahu said during the address that included a map of the Jordan Valley on an easel next to him… ‘If I receive from you, citizens of Israel, a clear mandate to do so … today I announce my intention to apply with the formation of the next government Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea.’.. Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi said Netanyahu was'”not only destroying the two-state solution, he is destroying all chances of peace.’.. She called it ‘worse than apartheid.’ ” – Comment: For an Exceptional People, confiscation of the property of the untermenschen is not theft.

Is the Franklin Cover-up Scandal of Child Sex-Trafficking in Boys Town, Nebraska Still Happening Today?https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/is-the-franklin-cover-up-scandal-of-child-sex-trafficking-in-boys-town-nebraska-still-happening-today/

From the Ding-Dong-The-Witch-Is-Dead Desk: Trump Fires John Bolton After “Disagreeing Strongly With His Suggestions” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-fires-john-bolton-after-disagreeing-strongly-his-suggestions

A Recession Is Already Happening In Parts Of The U.S. – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/a-recession-is-already-happening-in-parts-of-the-u-s.html – “While the mainstream media and the political establishment continue to claim China is paying for the tariffs, those actually stuck paying them are calling it what it is: propaganda. It’s just politics as usual.  ‘It’s just an outright lie, and he [Trump] knows it,’ says Greg Petras, president of Kuhn North America, which employs some 600 people at its farm-equipment factory in Wisconsin. For Kuhn, Trump’s trade war has produced a toxic mix of rising costs and falling revenues. ‘You’re slamming your fist on the steering wheel and saying “Why would you tell people this?” ‘… According to Bloomberg, hours are being cut and the workforce is being furloughed to make ends meet. About 250 Kuhn employees spent the Labor Day holiday caught in a two-week furlough, and they’re facing another in early October. A shrinking order book means Kuhn is cutting costs and slashing production as Petras and his managers peer out at a U.S. economy that looks far bleaker from the swing-state heartland than it does in either the White House or on Wall Street.”

RFK. Jr. Mic Dropping Speech Marks Birth of a New Civil Rights Movement Vis-à-Vis The Rise of the Medical Police State – by Sayer Ji – https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/rfk-jr-mic-dropping-speech-marks-birth-new-civil-rights-movement-vis-vis-rise-med – “In the astoundingly powerful and uplifting speech by RFK Jr. below, one senses the historical importance of what just transpired. And that the fall of California into medical fascism also marks the beginning of a new, broad-based civil rights movement, including all sexes, races, walks of life, religions, and socioeconomic classes — as it concerns the primary, inviolable human right of bodily self-sovereignty and health freedom, and a parent’s right to make informed health choices for their children, which can have life and death consequences.”

Suicide Rates In Rural America Jump, Nearly Half A Million Dead – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-09/suicide-rates-rural-america-jump-nearly-half-million-dead – “Oren Miron, a researcher at the Clalit Research Institute in Israel, said the jump in suicide rates in rural counties is “alarming.”.. Miron wasn’t involved in the study but said the primary factor for high suicide rates was unemployment… Suicide “is a growing American tragedy,” Dr. Albert Wu, an internist and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health… ‘It has become a leading cause of death in the U.S., and is a major public health problem.’.. In rural communities, ‘many of the most pernicious health and social problems intersect,’ Wu said.”

IDF Claims Iranian-backed Forces Launched Rockets At Israel From Syria – https://southfront.org/idf-claims-iranian-backed-forces-launched-rockets-at-israel-from-syria/ – “The IDF statement is most likely another attempt to justify the Israeli agressive policy towards Syria in the region. A new round of Isaeli strikes on Syria could be expected soon.”

Israeli Attack? Several Explosions Rocked Positions Of Iraqi Militias Near Syrian Borderhttps://southfront.org/israeli-attack-several-explosions-rocked-positions-of-iraqi-militias-near-syrian-border/ – “On September 8, several explosions rocked near the Syrian city of Al Bukamal, located on the border with Iraq, Al Arabiya reported. According to the report, the targeted area is where Iranian-affiliated Iraqi militias are located, and the explosions may have targeted them… It was also reported that several servicemembers were killed. Pro-Israeli sources argue that 18 Iranian-backed fighters were killed and a few dozens of others were wounded in the incident described as an alleged ‘Israeli attack’. However, these claims remain unconfirmed by any evidence.”

Erdogan says Turkey, US at odds over Syria safe zonehttps://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/08/605684/US-Turkey-Erdogan-Syria-safe-zone-disagreement – ” ‘We are negotiating with the US for the safe zone, but we see at every step that what we want and what they have in mind is not the same thing,’ Erdogan said. ‘It seems that our ally is looking for a safe zone for the terrorist organization, not for us. We reject such understanding.’.. ‘If we don’t actually begin establishing a safe zone in the east of Euphrates with our own soldiers by the end of September, we will have no other option left but to follow our path. This is not something to be done with three or five helicopter flights, five or ten rounds of ground patrols, and ostensible presence of a few hundreds of soldiers in the region,’ the Turkish president said.”

From the How-Do-You-Know-When-A-Politician-Is-Lying Desk: US Treasury Secretary: ‘I don’t see in any way a recession’https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/09/605745/US-Treasury-Secretary-I-dont-see-a-recession – ” ‘There’s no question there’s been a considerable slowdown in the world economy both in China and in Europe but as you look at the US, we continued to be the bright spot.’.. ‘We have not seen any impact on the US economy,’ he added.”

Another US great recession coming? – by Stephen Lendman – https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/09/02/605155/Another-US-great-recession-coming – “Millions of unemployed Americans are considered nonpersons, their status omitted from headlined monthly Labor Department figures… These are real people struggling to get by. Most working Americans hold low-wage, poor-or-no benefit temporary or part-time service jobs… Already living in poverty or bordering it, they’re one or a few missed paychecks away from possible homelessness, hunger and despair — the world’s richest nation uncaring about their dire straits… If real US inflation exceeds 5.5%, average wages for working Americans declined, a further drag on the economy, compounded by record high consumer debt exceeding $13 trillion… McKinsey Global Institute data show US ‘median wages have not risen at all since 2007,’ Rasmus reported… Adjusted for real inflation, they’ve fallen, exacerbating the widening US wealth gap, have and have not economic reality in the country… Whenever it arrives, economic recession will hit ordinary Americans hardest.”

The Trayvon Hoax That Divided America Is About to Be Exposed – by Jack Cashill – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/the_trayvon_hoax_that_divided_america_is_about_to_be_exposed.html – “Having written a book on the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin — If I Had a Son– I have been following Gilbert’s progress with interest. In fact, I introduced Gilbert to George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. Those who have followed the case know that not since the Scottsboro boys has any ordinary citizen endured the kind of malicious and conspicuously false reporting Zimmerman has. My hope was that Gilbert would set the record straight… Gilbert has done that and more. In the course of his relentless research into the shooting and subsequent trial, I can say without risk of overstatement that he has unearthed a legal fraud the likes of which I know no parallel. Not only has Gilbert discovered it, but he has also proved it six ways from Sunday, including DNA and handwriting analysis.”

For the Week of 9/2/19:

Netherlands Indirectly Admitted Own Complicity In MH17 Tragedyhttps://southfront.org/netherlands-indirectly-admitted-own-complicity-in-mh17-tragedy/ – “According to an independent technical expert Yuri Antipov, ‘the Dutch are deceiving everyone by’ wiping ‘the last seconds of the recording of this fundamental parameter.’.. ‘The Dutch say that recording on CVR and FDR stopped at 13 hours 20 minutes 3 seconds,’ the technical expert explains. ‘That is, both recorders stopped recording parameters at a time.’.. However, Antipov says that the FDR data published by the official MH17 investigation is different from what the investigators want to demonstrate to the world… ‘The recording of the pressure sensor inside the aircraft on the diagram stops at 13 hours 20 minutes and 1 second. That is, two seconds earlier,’ Antipov said adding that this is a signal of the fraud. So, the official investigation just removed data on the air pressure inside the aircraft 2 seconds before the incident… Under international law (as well as laws of a majority of the states), the concealment of facts related to the crime is a signal of complicity in the crime.  The Dutch government, which is allegedly a neutral side in the MH17 case, is de-facto impeding the objective investigation of the tragedy.”

Project SCoPEx: Bill Gates pursuing a plan to carry out planetary GENOCIDE under the guise of halting “climate change” – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-06-project-scopex-bill-gates-has-a-plan-to-carry-out-planetary-genocide.html – “The SCoPEx project seeks to replicate the effects of an apocalyptic volcano disaster such as the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, which ejected so much particulate matter into the atmosphere that it produced what was called, “the year without a summer.” Food crops failed across the planet, leading to mass starvation and disease. This is what Bill Gates and today’s mad scientists are working to replicate through artificial means. And yes, it’s all about unleashing mass starvation, genocide and depopulation on a global scale.”

Investigation Reveals North Carolina CPS Took HUNDREDS of Children Away from Parents Illegally – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/investigation-reveals-north-carolina-cps-took-hundreds-of-children-away-from-parents-illegally/ – ” ‘I’m sort of flabbergasted by it. It’s one of those situations where – very rarely am I speechless – I am absolutely speechless over it.’.. These were the words spoken by North Carolina District Attorney Ashley Welch, when reporter Kate Martin, writing for the Carolina Public Press, asked her to respond last week (August 2019) to news that an internal memo revealed that state officials knew that Cherokee County Department of Social Services was illegally removing children from their homes, before a civil lawsuit was filed in 2018 and before a request was made for a State Bureau of Investigation probe into the matter… In 2018, Associated Press reporters Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr published an investigative report showing that Cherokee County Department of Social Services removed many children from their homes illegally, perhaps ‘hundreds.’ ”

Denmark To Send Troops To Syria, Pentagon Welcomes This Movehttps://southfront.org/denmark-to-send-troops-to-syria-pentagon-welcomes-this-move/ – “In a surprise move, Denmark is set to deploy troops in northeastern Syria to support U.S.-led coalition operations in the war-torn country… The country’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced on September 6 that the Danish military will send a medical team, a combat battalion, a warship and four fighter aircraft with support personnel for operations in Syria… The Pentagon welcomed Frederiksen’s announcement, claiming that the Danish forces will be participating in anti-ISIS efforts… ‘The United States welcomes the announcement by the Danish Government to make a military deployment to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and to continue to share the burden and responsibilities of this important mission … Our Danish partners will work with the residual U.S. military force in northeast Syria to support stability and security,’ an official statement by the Pentagon reads… Several reports had revealed that Washington was pressuring NATO members to increase their contribution to the U.S.-led coalition.”

Iranian-Backed Forces Deploy Troops In Northern Aleppo Near Turkish-Occupied Areashttps://southfront.org/iranian-backed-forces-deploy-troops-in-northern-aleppo-near-turkish-occupied-areas/ – ” ‘The pro-Iranian al-Rassoul al-Azam militia sent military vehicles and armored personnel carriers (APCs) to Minaq airbase and the town of Marnaz, the closest points to the opposition-held area of Azaz,’ the outlet reported, citing local sources… Earlier this month, the SAA reinforced its positions west and north of Aleppo’s city center. Several reports said that the army is preparing for a military operation... The deployment of Iranian-backed forces in northern Aleppo could be aimed at preventing ES forces from intervening, in case the SAA launched a military operation in the western countryside of the governorate.”

Saudi Arabia Is Preparing To Reopen Its Embassy In Damascushttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-is-preparing-to-reopen-its-embassy-in-damascus/Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamad Bin Salman, wants to reopen the Kingdom’s embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Mujtahid, an anonymous Saudi activist, revealed on September 1… The pseudonymous activist, who is known for leaking credible information on Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs, said that Bin Salman, known as MBS, has directed Saudi Foreign Ministry to restore economic and commercial relations with the Damascus government.”

Brexit and the Prison House of Nations – by Israel Shamir – http://www.unz.com/ishamir/brexit-and-the-prison-house-of-nations/ – “The fight for Brexit is not a fight with or against Europe. Europeans are with BoJo against their own elites. The French dream of Frexit, and even Greeks would prefer Grexit to their present position of a country reduced by austerity to shambles. Whenever people were asked whether they want to remain in the EU, this undemocratic organisation wholly owned and managed by hostile elites, they usually answered by roaring No. The list is long. In 2005, the French voted Non to the EU Constitution, Nee said the Dutch; other governments got the message and shrewdly cancelled the referendums. Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Greenland, Denmark, Greece voted No, but the hostile elites did not take no for an answer. Always they arranged this or that subterfuge, provided a different question for a new poll, or most often ruled that no referendum was necessary. In the case of Greece, the people voted No, but the ruling party said ‘never mind’ and answered Yes.”

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Denounces Mainstream Narrative On MH17 Tragedyhttps://southfront.org/malaysias-prime-minister-denounces-mainstream-narrative-on-mh17-tragedy/ – “The top leadership of Malaysia is not going to change its stance and continues saying that there is no evidence to blame Russia for the MH 17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine… On September 5, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad repeated that there is no sufficient evidence to blame Russia for the tragedy since some of the findings of the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) do not seem “quite right”.”

U.S. Is Plotting To Reanimate Insurgency In Southern Syria – Reporthttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-plotting-to-reanimate-insurgency-in-southern-syria-report/ – “A number of Free Syrian Army (FSA) commanders who fled to Jordan last year are now plotting to start an insurgency in southern Syria with support from the US, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on September 5… According to the SOHR, recently, a number of meetings was held in Jordan to discuss the new plot, which includes the formation of a group named the Army of the South to attack “Iranian militias” in southern Syria… The U.S. Military Operation Center (MOC) in Jordan will reportedly support the new group. The center was supposedly closed in late 2017.”

Inverted SystemsLisa Renee’s May 2017 Newsletter, read by her – This is a good higher dimensional overview of the basic layout of the “Matrix” system now operating on Earth.

Link to full text of above Newsletter: https://energeticsynthesis.com/index.php/resource-tools/news-shift-timelines/3145-inverted-systems – “It is important to be able to identify the profiles of psychopathic and criminal behavior, because psychopaths are specifically being groomed in humanity in order to act as the managerial gatekeeper in the industries that enforce the inverted systems and enforce the reversals to stay in place. Thus, the workplace psychopaths are doing their job of serving the anti-human structures that increase the overall suffering in the world.”

There’s a lot of chatter about the statements from Mark Carney at the Jackson Hole conference among Alternative Info researchers on the webIs the Fed Preparing to Topple US Dollar? – by F. William Engdahl – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52204.htm – “The about-to-retire head of the very special Bank of England, Mark Carney, delivered a remarkable speech at the recent annual meeting of central bankers and finance elites at Jackson Hole Wyoming on August 23. The 23-page address to fellow central bankers and financial insiders is clearly a major signal of where the Powers That Be who run world central banks plan to take the world… The Bank of England Governor proposes in effect that the IMF, with its multi-currency Special Drawing Rights (SDR), a basket of five currencies—dollar, Pound, Yen, Euro and now Renminbi—should play the central role creating a new monetary system: ‘The IMF should play a central role in informing both domestic and cross border policies. … Pooling resources at the IMF, and thereby distributing the costs across all 189 member countries…’ For that to work he proposes raising the IMF SDR funds triple to $3 trillions as the core of a new monetary system… Then Carney proposes that the IMF oversee creation of a new payments infrastructure based on an international “stablecoin.” Referring to the private Libra, he clearly states a “new Synthetic Hegemonic Currency (SHC) would be best provided by the public sector, perhaps through a network of central bank digital currencies.” Note that Carney, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is mentioned as a leading candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as IMF head. Is his speech open admission of what is being planned by the world’s leading central bankers as the next step to a world currency and global economic control? Let’s look further.”

Chaos and Old Night: Fracking’s Hell Fires Still Burn Bright in Colorado – by Phil Doe – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/03/chaos-and-old-night-frackings-hell-fires-still-burn-bright-in-colorado/ – “The new law, known as SB 181, made the protection of public health, safety, and the environment a condition that had to be met before any new oil and gas wells could be drilled or other infrastructure approved… When the smoke cleared and the jubilant Democratic legislators had gone home to be crowned with laurel, the new governor, Jared Polis, a centrist Democrat, took over administration of the new law… Lo and behold, it was only a matter of days thereafter that the future started to look a lot like the past, a past that was and is a living hell for those in the fracking fields.”

Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone Became Hotter In Late August, Early Septemberhttps://southfront.org/eastern-ukraine-conflict-zone-became-hotter-in-late-august-early-september/ – “On July 22, the sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine – the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and forces the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) reached a “harvest” ceasefire agreement… Despite this, the situation in the period from July 22 to August 8 was tense with little signs of the establishment of a real ceasefire in the area... In the following period, from August 9  to September 1, the military situation remained same with the UAF openly violating the ceasefire almost on a dailiy basis and DPR-LPR forces responding to these violations.”

Pentagon’s DARPA Joins ‘Fight Against Fake News And Disinformation’https://southfront.org/pentagons-darpa-joins-fight-against-fake-news-and-disinformation/ – ” This is where it gets interesting. Initially, the description of the program suggests that this will curate and look for fake news and disinformation. This is where it is actually admitted that media content will also be created – ‘TA3 will design, organize, plan, and conduct the SemaFor evaluations and results analysis. While the evaluations will be conducted at the TA2 performer’s location, they will be under the control and supervision of the TA3 performer. TA3 deliverables include program metrics, evaluation protocols, and a library of multi-modal media assets for development and test purposes. Media may be collected or created.’.. Most likely to the discontent of many critics of US President Donald Trump, the Republicans and the current state of elections in the US, the program will be ready in 4 years… ‘This timeline is too slow and I wonder if it is a bit of PR,’ Syracuse University assistant professor of communications Jennifer Grygiel said. ‘Educating the public on media literacy, along with legislation, is what is important. But elected officials lack motivation themselves for change, and there is a conflict of interest as they are using these very platforms to get elected.’.. The current trend in forming the narrative is becoming and more evident, with constant claims of “educating the public in media literacy” and other dubious statements of the sort.”

For the Week of 8/26/19:

Saudi-led coalition strike on prison in Yemen kills at least 100 people – Red Cross – https://www.rt.com/news/467748-saudi-strike-yemen-prison-kill/ – “Airstrikes pounded the detention center located in a college building in the southwest of the country on Sunday.  The Sauid-led coalition, which has waged an air campaign against the Houthis for four years now, claims it targeted a Houthi military facility ‘in accordance with international humanitarian law.’.. The attack looks set to be the deadliest this year by the Saudi-led coalition.” – Comment: Good job, Saudis! MBS must be proud… “We estimate over 100 people were killed,” International Red Cross head in Yemen, Franz Rauchenstein, told AFP. Rauchenstein said that rescue teams are combing the rubble for survivors, but their chances of success “are very low.”

Sunset in the Golden State – Ep 6: Corrupt Government (34 min) – Interview by Stephan Molyneux

Student Suspended After Shooting Guns at Range with Mother – by AWR Hawkins –  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/30/student-suspended-after-shooting-guns-at-range-with-mother/

Sacked for speaking out about Climate Change – Professor Peter Ridd (21 min) – Peter Ridd discusses how truth about climate science has led to one of the most important court cases on Free Speech in history.

Peter Ridd’s Fight for Freedom of Speech on Climate Change (11 min) – Peter Ridd discusses how truth about climate science has led to one of the most important court cases on Free Speech in history.

Teen Girl Loses Memory of 3 Months of her Life and 1/3 of Her Body Weight after HPV Vaccination – Barely Escapes Medical Kidnappinghttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/teen-girl-loses-memory-of-3-months-of-her-life-and-1-3-of-her-body-weight-after-hpv-vaccination-barely-escapes-medical-kidnapping/ – “From an early age, I knew the way I wanted my life to go – I would finish school, move onto sixth form and then go to university. It never occurred to me that this would not happen, or not be possible… I had my first injection of the HPV vaccine in October 2010, the second in November, and the third dose in May 2011. When the consent form came though we questioned whether it was safe for me after the reaction I had to the MMR, but we were assured it was a safe vaccine… Looking back, I had symptoms of not being well that winter, but this was put down to flu, so I kept pushing myself.”

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War? – by Patrick J. Buchanan – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/29/will-bibis-war-become-americas-war/ – “Netanyahu’s widening of Israel’s war with Iran and its proxies into Lebanon and Iraq — and perhaps beyond — and his acknowledgement of that wider war raise questions for both of us… Israel today has on and near her borders hostile populations in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq. Tens of millions of Muslims see her as an enemy to be expelled from the region… While there is a cold peace with Egypt and Jordan, the Saudis and Gulf Arabs are temporary allies as long as the foe is Iran… Is this pervasive enmity sustainable?”

SouthFront Gets Award For Uncompromised Integrity In Journalismhttps://southfront.org/southfront-gets-award-for-uncompromised-integrity-in-journalism/ – “In August 2019, SouthFront was honored and profoundly moved to be considered worthy of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism. We are proud to be among other respected and dedicated media organizations, journalists and investigators like Julian Assange, Vanessa Beeley, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva and others… The award was launched to honor Serena Shim that covered crucial events in the Middle East and other regions… We are set to continue our struggle asserting independent journalism, and providing an independent point of view on key military and political developments around the world. The Serena Shim award will help SouthFront to continue its work.”

The Saker interviews Max van der Werff about the MH-17 conspiracyhttp://thesaker.is/the-saker-interviews-max-van-der-werff-about-the-mh-17-conspiracy/ – “MH17 is… …a typical false flag operation which pursued two goals: first, of course, to justify a military aggression and, second, to force everybody to chose one of two options: first, either pretend to believe the official narrative or, second, be vilified and discredited. From this perspective, the MH17 false flag has been a tremendous success, mostly due to the extremely successful lobotomy inflicted by the legacy Ziomedia on the western public opinion (I would argue that the Skripal fairy tale is even more self-evidently ridiculous than the MH17 fairy tale, and yet that was also swallowed hook line and sinker by most western “experts”). But then, we live in a post-9/11 world, in which neither facts nor logic matter much anymore, except for a rather small amount of people, including Max van der Werff who has proven to be one of the most tenacious and courageous investigative journalists. I am most grateful for his time and answers!”

‘Watch out’: In tacit threat, IDF reveals details of Iran-Hezbollah missile plot – Israel names Iranian, Lebanese officers working secretively for years to give Shiite terror group advanced munitions; wants Lebanon, world to act to halt the program – by Judah Ari Gross –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-tacit-threat-idf-reveals-details-of-iran-hezbollah-precision-missile-project/ – “The Israeli military said it was taking the highly irregular step of releasing information about active members of a terrorist plot in order to push the Lebanese government and international community to take action to halt the project.  Conricus said the IDF would likely reveal additional intelligence about the plot within the coming hours and days.”

Recent Attacks On Iraqi PMU Were Launched From US-occupied Part Of Syria – Reporthttps://southfront.org/recent-attacks-on-iraqi-pmu-were-launched-from-sdf-held-syria-report/ – “Israel launched the last five attacks on the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) from bases in the US-occupied areas in northwestern Syria, an Iraqi intelligence source told the Middle East Eye on August 27… The intelligence source added that Israeli drones were used in the attacks, claiming that Saudi Arabia is financing such operations… ‘The drone attacks were launched from SDF [US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces] areas with the financing and backing of the Saudis,’ the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Middle East Eye.” – Comment: This would imply that the U.S. military was directly involved.

US Allegedly Carried Out Successful Cyber Attack On Iran’s IRGC Two Months Ago: NYThttps://southfront.org/us-carried-out-successful-cyber-attack-on-irans-irgc-two-months-ago-nyt/ – “An alleged secret US cyber-attack against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) took place in June 2019, the NYT reported, citing unnamed senior US officials… Of course, cyber operations also have their weakness, most of them can only be used once, since the target can rectify the backdoor used to access the system and cause damage… ‘Iran is a sophisticated actor. They will look at what happened,’ said Mark Quantock, a retired major general, who served as intelligence chief at US CENTCOM… ‘Russia, China, Iran and even North Korea would all be able to see how they were penetrated.’.. It also “shuts off the tap” on intelligence that US operatives are allegedly collecting, by way of the mentioned backdoor.”

Michael Snyder is, what else? Worried… Preparing For A Financial Apocalypse: Insiders Are Selling “$600 Million Of Stock Per Day In August” – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/preparing-for-a-financial-apocalypse-insiders-are-selling-600-million-of-stock-per-day-in-august.html – ”  Corporate insiders have sold an average of $600 million of stock per day in August, according to TrimTabs Investment Research, which tracks stock market liquidity… August is on track to be the fifth month of the year in which insider selling tops $10 billion. The only other times that has happened was 2006 and 2007, the period before the last bear market in stocks, TrimTabs said… …it is also very unlikely that President Trump will cave in and give the Chinese what they want.  So ultimately we will see episodes of hope on Wall Street on the days when it looks like the two sides may start talking again, but there won’t be a deal any time soon… At this moment, corporate insiders are dumping stocks as if “the everything bubble” was about to burst in a major way.  And if those corporate insiders are correct, millions upon millions of other Americans will be completely and utterly unprepared for what is about to happen.”

From the Fear-Porn Desk – Michael Snyder Two-fer: An Indicator With A 100% Perfect Track Record Of Predicting Recessions Says That Another One Is Coming – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/an-indicator-with-a-100-perfect-track-record-of-predicting-recessions-says-that-another-one-is-coming.html – “You can believe that we will somehow beat the odds this time if you want, but history is completely against you. One of the biggest reasons why there is so much anxiety on Wall Street right now is because of how the yield curve is behaving.  We have seen yield curve inversions before each of the last seven U.S. recessions, and now it has happened again.  Perhaps this helps to explain why insiders are dumping stocks right now as if there will be no tomorrow.  If you were looking for a giant waving red flag to tell you that it is time to run for the exits, it doesn’t get much better than this.  This week, we watched the yield curve do something that it hasn’t done in 12 years… ‘The spread between the 10-year Treasury yield and the 2-year rate fell to negative 5 basis points, its lowest level since 2007. This is called a yield curve inversion. Experts fear it because in the past it has preceded recessionary periods. The 3-month Treasury bill rate also traded higher than the 30-year bond yield.’.. ‘The primary thing is yields are going down and going down with some acceleration,’said Art Cashin, the director of floor operations at UBS.” (emphases added)

The Next Economic Crisis and the Looming Post-Multipolar System (w/video 10 min) – https://southfront.org/next-economic-crisis-and-looming-post-multipolar-system/

G7 Format Is Deadhttps://southfront.org/g7-format-is-dead/– “No surprise that the return of Russia in fact became one of the key topics during the G7 summit. The Guardian even reproted that there was a kind of scandal on this topic with the US leader openly arguing that Russia should be returned… The report was followed by an official statement by Trump that having Russia in the group “is better than having them outside” the G7. So, The Guardian’s report part regarding Trump’s stance on the topic was true. At the same time, the newspaper claimed that all others were against. Let’s take a closer look:.. In fact, the UK and Canada were the only powers really standing against the return of Russia. Since the start of Trump’s first term, the  UK has been the key power representing interests of the Euro-Atlantic establishment. So, there is no surprise in this. At the same time, Canada is not a really independent state that can provide a really independent foreign policy. It’s an open secret that the UK still appoints a Governor General of Canada that has a wide range of options to impact the Canadian policy – for example, to dissolve the Parliament.”

HARPA: Trump Seeking New Agency to Use A.I. to Screen Mental Health for Gun Ownership? – by Nicholas West –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/harpa-trump-seeking-new-agency-to-use-a-i-to-screen-mental-health-for-gun-ownership.html – “HARPA — the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency — has been in the works as a proposal since 2017 by the Trump Administration according to the Washington Post, but is reportedly gaining steam again as the administration grapples with solutions for mass shootings and calls for gun control. If this new report is to be believed, the Trump admin is putting its faith in artificial intelligence as a possible way to screen people for mental health (through data collected by smart devices) in order to determine violent tendencies and perhaps thwart gun purchases for those deemed to be a potential mass shooter… So far, it’s been stated that any data collected will come from volunteers, but we know how that story tends to work out.” – With creepy propaganda video on the wonder of HARPA, 30 min.

In Unprecedented, Shocking Proposal, BOE’s Mark Carney Urges Replacing Dollar With Libra-Like Reserve Currency – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-23/unprecedented-shocking-proposal-boes-mark-carney-urges-replacing-dollar-libra – “After Jerome Powell’s neutral-to-slightly-dovish-but-mostly-boring speech on Friday morning, investors could be forgiven for suspecting that this year’s Fed-sponsored gathering in Jackson Hole might be disappointingly dull (especially with all that’s going on in Trump’s twitter feed, the escalating trade war and escalating geopolitical unrest)… Then along came former Goldman banker and current (outgoing) BOE governor, Mark Carney, who in his lunchtime address laid out a shocking, radical proposal – perhaps the most stunning thing to ever be unveiled at Jackson Hole – urging to replace the US Dollar with a “Libra-like” reserve currency in a dramatic revamp of the global monetary, financial and economic order.” – Comment: So the Shape-of-Things-to-Come following the imminent collapse of equities and bonds (and various associated corporate structures) is “coming into view,” as G.H.W. Bush so poignantly put it.

Surveillance Video Outside Epstein’s Cell Deemed “Unusable” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/surveillance-video-outside-epsteins-cell-deemed-unusable.html – “Now, the  Washington Post reports that at least one of the cameras in the hallway outside Epstein’s cell had footage that is “unusable,” despite “other, clearer footage” which was captured in the area… In short, it looks like we may never know why sources heard shouting and shrieking” from Epstein’s jail cell the morning he died: ‘It was not immediately clear why some video footage outside Epstein’s cell is too flawed for investigators to use or what is visible in the usable footage. The incident is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which are attempting to determine what happened and how to assess whether any policies were violated or crimes committed… The footage is considered critical to those inquiries, and the revelation of an unusable recording is yet another of the apparent failures inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center…”

The Downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17: The Quest for Truth and Justice. Review of the Evidence – by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-downing-of-malaysian-airlines-mh17-the-quest-for-truth-and-justice/5684127

The Imperial Presidency of Donald Trump: A Threat to American Democracy and an Agent of Chaos in the World? – By Prof. Rodrigue Tremblay – https://www.globalresearch.ca/imperial-presidency-donald-trump/5574923 – “President Donald Trump has shown a propensity to govern by decree with a minimum input from government departments and from the elected Congress… A dangerous and potentially disastrous approach to government, in a democracy, occurs when a leader adopts the practice of governing by decree, without constitutional constraints, thus forcing the hands of responsible departments, of the elected Congress and submitting the entire U.S. bureaucracy to his will by governing as an autocrat. If it were to continue on that road, the Trump administration could turn out to be more like a would-be imperial presidency than a responsible democratic government.”

For the Week of 8/19/19:

Israel strikes Palestinian position in Lebanon after punishing Hamas for Gaza rocket fire – reportshttps://www.rt.com/news/467282-israel-lebanon-gaza-strikes/ – “Israeli air strikes targeted the headquarters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Lebanon’s Bekaa region, local media report. Earlier the IDF struck several targets in Gaza, in retaliation to rocket fire… ‘Three Israeli air strikes targeted the Lebanese-Syria border east of Zahle… explosions were heard in several parts of the Bekaa valley,’ An-Nahar news channel said as unverified footage of the strike apparently targeting the PFLP office spread across social media. The strikes seem to be limited as the PFLP said initial reports indicate no casualties.” – Comment: OK, people, it’s beginning to look like Israel, under the control of Bibi Netanyahu, in advance of the upcoming elections, is going into full War Mode. The chances for this to expand into a major regional “conflict” are looming large.

Israeli warplanes carry out mock bombing raids over Lebanon’s Sidon – reportshttps://www.rt.com/news/467245-israel-mock-bombing-raids-lebanon/ – “Lebanon’s National News Agency is reporting that Israeli jets flew at a low altitude over the country’s third largest city, which is approximately 40km south of the capital Beirut.”

An Unnatural Epidemic: Kidney Disease Caused by Glyphosatehttp://www.gmosrevealed.com/an-unnatural-epidemic-kidney-disease-caused-by-glyphosate/ – “How does glyphosate cause kidney disease, and why is it so prevalent in certain areas? The answer may be found in glyphosate’s mineral chelation properties. In areas where there is extremely hard water or naturally occurring arsenic or cadmium, glyphosate bonds with these toxic metals and forms a compound that makes its way into food and drinking water. Glyphosate and arsenic have been found in the urine of agricultural workers with CKDu, further supporting this theory… In response to these findings, Sri Lanka joined El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and the growing number of other countries that have banned the use of glyphosate due to health concerns. In India, restrictions have been put in place and additional bans are being debated.”

Homesteading Army Vet, Elderly Couple Face Eviction for Being Unable to Pay Predatory Code Enforcers – by Jack Burns – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/homesteading-army-vet-elderly-couple-face-eviction-for-being-unable-to-pay-predatory-code-enforcers.html – “The Army intelligence veteran soon realized he was not alone in being what seemed like a target for county officials to go after code violators. A retired couple in their 80s is currently facing foreclosure after being fined $9,300 in code violations. Those violations now have gone to debt collectors. They say they don’t have the money to pay the fines and are being forced to sell their homestead over an incomplete home renovation (which originally had been permitted), and a few outbuildings on their land. The couple says the code enforcers violated the law by coming onto their property to take pictures… Lind Storebo bought her property in 2016 and paid cash for it only to find out she, too, would be a target of intimidation and harassment by Yavapai County code enforcers. Like Killeen, Storebo was also asked to attend a hearing with the county. She said Yavapai County official David Williams was screaming at her, hurling profanity, spitting in her face as he did, and threatened to have her arrested if she didn’t sign the affidavit for allegedly violating county codes when she put a camper on her land. Storebo was afraid of going to jail, and instead of fighting, simply vacated the land by removing the buildings and the camper. She now has land she paid cash for and cannot use.”

Conflicted Judge Abets Chevron Retaliation Against Heroic Lawyer Steven Donziger – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/conflicted-judge-abets-chevron-retaliation-against-heroic-lawyer-steven-donziger.htmlComment: A truly unbelievable case of judicial abuse stretching over years

Rising Awareness About 5G as WSJ Reports Cities’ Concerns Over Aesthetics, Health and FCC “Bullying” – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/rising-awareness-as-wsj-reports-cities-objections-to-5g-over-aesthetics-health-concerns-and-fcc-bullying.html – “There are reports about 5G is already operating in some communities and people and their pets becoming sick from exposure (see 1, 2, 3).  But WSJ instead blames social media and “conspiracy theorists” as the biggest reason people are opposed to small cell towers being installed in front of homes, schools, and pretty much everywhere else… The American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts have warned that children are more susceptible to harm from exposure to ALL SOURCES of cell phone and WiFi radiation than adults.  This includes 5G.  Adding 5G to the mix of the current sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka Electrosmog) we’re already being exposed to isn’t good for them or anyone else… So why has the WSJ changed its tone since 2014 with all of this new evidence available? Who knows — maybe like The New York Times, they’re vying for a “joint venture” for 5G journalism lab.”

Where’s Ghislaine Maxwell? – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/wheres-ghislaine-maxwell.html – “What is the point of this photo, which was at first assumed to be legitimate? The answer is quite simple: Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s collaborator in serial rape of 14-year-old girls, is laughing at the so-called justice system… Here’s Maxwell’s subtext—she is protected, she will never see the inside of a prison cell for making an unknown number of children sex slaves. The civil cases against her and the Epstein estate will fizzle out and go nowhere. She is thumbing her nose at the victims. She once referred to them as ‘nothing’ and trailer park ‘trash.’ ”

“Child Actorvism” and the Extinction Agenda of Neoliberal Racists – by Mathew Maavak – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/child-actorvism-and-the-extinction-agenda-of-neoliberal-racists.html – “There is no shortage of social justice causes trumpeted by the West† with a revolving medley of “child actorvists” at the forefront. The logical observer may question whether these endless multi-billion dollar campaigns have had any tangible effect at all, except in serving as a stalking horse for mass-mediated interferences in the affairs of other nations… Whether it is about immigration, education or the whitewashing of terrorists, they are there, ready with their scripted messages. The latest sensation happens to be Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg who is trying save humanity from an environmental apocalypse by playing truant from school.  Manufactured doyens, however, conveniently overlook real progress in the activist areas they were groomed for, revealing a strong pattern of bias in the process… On Friday Aug 9 2019, more than a million Indians planted 220 million trees in a single day, with each tree representing a resident of the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP).  According to state government official Awanish K. Awasthi: “The pits are geo-tagged and the saplings carry a QR code. So we can record how many saplings are planted and where… New Delhi’s indigenous efforts since 2015 were therefore deemed unsatisfactory by Extinction Rebellion superstar Thunberg.”

Part IV of the Mint Press News Jeffrey Epstein Series: From “Spook Air” to the “Lolita Express”: The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein-Bill Clinton Relationship – Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/genesis-jeffrey-epstein-bill-clinton-relationship/261455/

Jeff Bezos’s Politics – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/24/jeff-bezoss-politics/ – “Some of America’s billionaires don’t care about international conquest as much as he does, but all of them at least accept neoconservatism; none of them, for example, establishes and donates large sums to, anti-imperialistic organizations; none of America’s billionaires is determined to end the reign of neoconservatism, nor even to help the fight to end it, or at least to end its grip over the US Government. None. Not even a single one of them does. But many of them establish, and donate large sums to, neoconservative organizations, or run neoconservative organs such as Bezos’s Washington Post, which is simultaneously a neoconservative and a neoliberal organ; i.e., it’s a Democratic Party type of neoconservative organ. That’s the way billionaires are, at least in the United States. All of them are imperialists. They sponsor it; they promote it and hire people who do, and demote or get rid of people who don’t. Expanding an empire is extremely profitable for its aristocrats, and always has been, even before the Roman Empire.”

The Irony: US-Appointed ‘Democratic President’ of Venezuela Threatens to Boycott Early Elections – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/08/24/the-irony-us-appointed-democratic-president-of-venezuela-threatens-to-boycott-early-elections/ – “In an interview on Friday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced that he and the rest of the opposition would refuse to participate in any early legislative elections called by the Maduro government… Maduro allies have suggested they’d like to hold an election for the National Assembly in January or earlier. The parliament’s term is officially set to end in December of 2020, and elections would normally be held a few months before that… Guaido is the majority leader in the National Assembly, and has used that position to declare himself the rightful ruler of Venezuela. Guaido says the assembly will remain in place until Maduro is removed from power, arguing no free elections are possible until then.”

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: An astronaut may have committed the first space crime while aboard the International Space Station – by Ellen Cranley – https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-divorce-space-crime-investigation-identity-2019-8 – “NASA is reportedly probing the case of an astronaut who was accused of accessing her estranged wife’s bank account while on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station… Veteran astronaut and US Army lieutenant colonel Anne McClain was accused of improperly gaining access to Summer Worden’s bank account on NASA computers while she was in space, according to The New York Times… Worden, a former Air Force intelligence officer, became suspicious when McClain had mentioned specific purchases while fighting with her estranged spouse, the Times reported. Upon her request, her bank reportedly confirmed that her account had been accessed with credentials entered on a computer network registered to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.”

Hezbollah Says Israeli Suicide Drone Struck Its Media Center In Beirut (Video)https://southfront.org/hezbollah-says-israeli-suicide-drone-struck-its-media-center-in-beirut-video/ – Comment: Israel is at constant state of war with everyone, including the US of A.

The Epstein Saga continues: Society Is Witnessing Yet Another Scapegoat Ritual (12 min) – – From Truthstream Media

And another spin-off from the World-O-Epstein: How To Bury A Story (15 min) – by James Corbett #PropagandaWatch

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancer on Pancreas – by Joshua Caplan – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/23/ruth-bader-ginsburg-treated-for-cancerous-pancreas-tumor/ – Comment: I guess that proves she’s alive, then…

The Real Reasons Why The Media Is Suddenly Admitting To The Recession Threat – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/the-real-reasons-why-the-media-is-suddenly-admitting-to-the-recession-threat.html – “The media should have been reporting on economic crisis dangers for the past 2-3 years.  But, they didn’t give these problems much credence until recently.  So, what changed?.. I can only theorize on why the media and the banking elites choose the timing they do to admit to the public what is about to happen. First, it is clear from their efforts to stifle free discussion that they do not want to let the populace know too far ahead of time that a crash is coming. According to the evidence, which I have outlined in-depth in previous articles, central banks and international banks sometimes engineer crash events in order to consolidate wealth and centralize their political power even further. Is it a conspiracy? Yes, it is, and it’s a provable one… The pace of the narrative is quickening, and I would suggest that a collapse of the bubble will move rather quickly, perhaps in the next four to six months. If it does, then it is likely that Trump is not slated for a second term as president in 2020. Trump’s highly divisive support for “Red Flag” gun laws, a move that will lose him considerable support among pro-gun conservatives, also indicates to me that it is likely he is not meant to be president in 2020.”

Is The US Becoming A Third World Nation? – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-24/us-becoming-third-world-nationBrief and to the point…

A fight over facial recognition is dividing Detroit — with high stakes for police and privacy – Detroit’s police chief says facial recognition is making the city safer. Some residents fear it could create a surveillance state – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fight-over-facial-recognition-dividing-detroit-high-stakes-police-privacy-n1045046 – “Detroit police officials say they’re only using facial recognition technology to identify suspects in violent crimes — not to spy on ordinary citizens. But, in a city that is about 80 percent black, with a sizable population of Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin American immigrants, critics have blasted the police for using technology that has been shown to be more likely to misidentify people with dark skin, without fully explaining it to the public… ‘What happens when this software misidentifies one single person that doesn’t have the resources for a good legal defense?’ asked Willie Burton, an elected member of Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners, a civilian body that oversees the police department. ‘Detroit is the poorest, blackest city in America. It should be the last city where we start implementing facial recognition.’ ”

Trump Wants to Buy Greenland, But It’s Not for Sale – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/08/19/trump-wants-buy-greenland-but-its-not-for-sale/ – “Pernille Skipper of the Red-Green Alliance said, ‘It says a lot about Trump that he actually thinks you can buy a whole country and a whole people. Greenland is the Greenlanders, and this is not the 19th century. Not for sale.’ Christian Juhl of the Red-Green Alliance said, ‘Trump can instead offer to pay rent for the Thule base, which until now has been made available to the US for free.’ Soren Espersen, foreign affairs spokesman for the nationalist Danish People’s Party told Danish Radio, ‘If he is truly contemplating this, then this is final proof, that he has gone mad. The thought of Denmark selling 50,000 citizens to the United States is completely ridiculous.’.. Greenlandic political leaders were just as critical about Trump’s scheme. Greenland Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger stated that, ‘We’re open for business, but we’re not for sale.’ Danish parliament member Aaja Chemnitz Larsen of the socialist pro-independence Inuit Ataqatigiit party of Greenland, said, ‘I am sure a majority in Greenland believes it is better to have a relation to Denmark than the United States, in the long term.’ Her Siumut counterpart, Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam, said, ‘Denmark doesn’t own Greenland in any way, and you can’t sell something you do not own.’ ”

The TAPS (Threat Assessment, Protection and Safety) Act, Predictive Policing, and a PreCrime Dystopian Nightmare? (20 min) – by Michael Boldin, 10th Amendment Center – https://youtu.be/xN2xQGKnZx8Comment: Really excellent coverage of this Orwellian legisation by Boldin, who does these “Path to Liberty” reports every Mon., Weds., & Friday at 9:30 Pacific time.

U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Was Behind Attacks On PMU Bases In Iraq – https://southfront.org/u-s-officials-confirm-israel-was-behind-attacks-on-pmu-bases-in-iraq/ – “A senior Middle Eastern intelligence official also confirmed that the airstrikes on the PMU, including the July 19 attack, were carried out by Israel. The source said that the July 19 airstrike destroyed a shipment of precision-guided missiles which were on their way to Syria, claiming that the airstrike was carried out from “within Iraq.”.. ‘Israel is pushing the limits with the strikes in Iraq … The airstrikes could get the United States military removed from Iraq,’ the New York Times quoted a senior U.S. official as saying… The PMU had held the U.S. and Israel responsible for the attacks on bases, claiming that Israeli drones were deployed inside Iraq with help from the U.S…The PMU vowed to respond to any future attack on its bases with the weapons it already has and “other advanced weapons.” This means that another strike by Israel could indeed put the U.S. military presence in Iraq on the line.”

Cities Unveil Unethical Homeless Reporting, While LA Pushes Anti-Homeless Law – by Aaron Kesel –  https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/cities-unveil-unethical-homeless-reporting-while-la-pushes-anti-homeless-law.html – Another problem is the laws being pushed in cities like Los Angeles that punish homelessness by barring the homeless from sleeping on public spaces. Los Angeles City Council’s homelessness and poverty committee has noticed the trend of criminalizing homelessness, and as result are working to change the law in order to align L.A.’s municipal code with a 2018 federal court ruling that limits how cities can enforce anti-camping and anti-loitering laws. In that case, Martin V. Boise, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Boise law that outlawed sleeping in any public space… But the proposed changes made by the Los Angeles City Council’s homelessness and poverty committee aren’t designed to help those who need it and include outrageous bans on sitting, sleeping or lying in a number of designated public places. Which critics like Peggy Lee Kennedy, an advocate for the homeless from Venice argue are “inhumane,” as LAist reported.

The Koch-Soros Alliance to Censor the Internet – by Allum Bokhari – https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/20/bokhari-the-koch-soros-alliance-to-censor-the-internet/ – “Other groups involved in the project include a host of Soros-funded organizations, including “Hope not Hate,” the British equivalent of the far-left SPLC, and the pro-immigration National Immigration Forum... The former group, Hope not Hate, has a reputation for far-left extremism. Liberal anti-extremism campaigner Maajid Nawaz accused them of “book burning” after it announced a campaign to get allegedly “racist” books banned by major retailers. It was also forced to retract a smear against a Jewish pro-Israel activist last year… The National Immigration Forum, which initially aimed to persuade evangelicals and conservatives to support amnesty for illegal aliens, was exposed for its ties to George Soros by Breitbart News in 2013… The Charles Koch Institute, once seen as a conservative nemesis of the left, has now aligned itself with this group of left-wing, pro-censorship, anti-Trump agitators. When it comes to censoring the Internet, both the progressive and “conservative” establishment appear to be converging on a common position… The Charles Koch Institute now appears committed to advancing Internet censorship — or “content moderation,” as they might call it. Sarah Ruger, the Institute’s director of “free expression initiatives” has praised Airbnb for canceling the reservations of far-right activists, and has called for ‘online hate” to be treated like a “virus.‘.. As always, there’s an elephant in the room — what counts as ‘online hate?’ ”

Syrian Army Liberated Khan Shaykhun, Encircled Militants In Northern Hamahttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-liberated-khan-shaykhun-encircled-militants-in-northern-hama/ – “Late on August 21, government forces liberated the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Army and its allies also advanced in the area northeast of Khan Shaykhun fully encircling militants in northern Hama.”

Syrian Army Encircles Remaining Militants And Turkish Observation Post In Northern Hamahttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-encircles-remaining-militants-and-turkish-observation-post-in-northern-hama/

Russia And Turkey Allegedly Signed Secret Deal Over Idlib: Mediahttps://southfront.org/russia-and-turkey-allegedly-signed-secret-deal-over-idlib-media/ – “As per the question, Turkey and Russia signed a secret agreement allowing Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces to attack areas controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria… The former ambassador Çeviköz said that in return, Turkey agreed to withdraw all of its troops and equipment from Idlib.” Comment: Erdogan had a phone call with Putin – Erdogan’s office released a statement saying that Erdogan complained to Putin that Syria’s actions in Idlib threaten Turkey’s security. Waah.

Map Update: Government Troops Fully Liberated Northern Hama Pockethttps://southfront.org/map-update-government-troops-fully-liberated-northern-hama-pocket/ – “On August 23, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies fully libearated the northern Hama pocket, including the towns of Kafr Zita, Lataminah and Morek.”

Russian Su-35 Intercepted Turkish F-16s That Entered Syrian Airspace In Attempt To Prevent Advance On Khan Shaykhunhttps://southfront.org/russian-su-35-intercepted-turkish-f-16s-that-entered-syrian-airspace-in-attempt-to-prevent-advance-on-khan-shaykhun/ – ” ‘Presumably, Russian Su-35S fighters have appeared in the sky of Idlib, which are keeping the Turkish F-16 from rash actions against Syrian aircraft that operate on the site of recent events.’ –Tweet from Twitter in Russia… There are no other details that have been released. But reportedly, the Turkish fighter jets were forced to leave Syrian airspace after only 30-40 kilometers, which indicates that they either were warned in advance, or just simply saw the Russian aircraft on their radars… Experts do not exclude that Turkey will take all measures in the near future to strike at the positions of the Syrian military near Khan Shaykhun, since otherwise an observation post of the Turkish military, and terrorist groups allied with Turkey-backed militants will be encircled.”

AOC-Aligned Climate Group Demands Media Silence ‘Climate Deniers’ – by Tyler O’Neil – https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-aligned-climate-group-demands-media-silence-climate-deniers/ – ” ‘Some media outlets are sacrificing the future of our planet for the sake of appearing objective,’ Margaret Klein Salamon, founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization, said in a news release Saturday… ‘This idea of equating climate deniers with scientific experts is a dangerous practice which frames the threat to our planet, our existence as an ongoing debate,” Klein Salamon added. ‘I don’t think sacrificing the future of our planet in exchange for a look of ‘objectivity’ is an even exchange. It’s one the coming generation will judge us on, if we don’t move with the urgency necessary to fight back against global warming and win.’ ” – Comment: People, in general, apparently cannot see the logical conclusions of this line of thinking…

Government Troops Are Storming Khan Shaykhun After Cutting Off M5 Highway North Of It (Maps)https://southfront.org/government-troops-are-storming-khan-shaykhun-after-cutting-off-m5-highway-north-of-it-maps/ – “Late on August 19, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and other pro-government factions started storming the town of Khan Shaykhun in southern Idlib… Earlier on the same day, government troops seized several important hills north of Khan Shaykhun and cut off the M5 highway, which Turkish forces attempted to use to enter the town… According to some pro-government sources, members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other radical groups have started withdrawing from Khan Shaykhun. Reports are also circulating that militants are planning to withdraw from the entire northern Hama area. Nonetheless, these reports still have to be confirmed… The situation is developing.” – Note: according to comments under this article, the SAA have already taken the town and are performing sweeps & mop-up operations, and preparing for possible counter-attacks. According to local Syrians who have been liberated. most of the terrorists left in the last 2 weeks, leaving only a skeleton crew to maintain checkpoints. The defenders have taken major losses and are in disarray. Speculation is that the Syrians will throw all available reserves into cutting off escape by any terrorists remaining in the Northern Hama/Southern Idlib pocket, and may exploit the collapsing defences to advance rapidly into Idlib.

Map Update: Syrian Army Moves Closer To Khan Shaykhunhttps://southfront.org/map-update-syrian-army-moves-closer-to-khan-shaykhun/

America’s “Hybrid War” against China has Entered a New Phase – China and the Zombies of the Past – by Christopher Black – https://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-hybrid-war-against-china-has-entered-a-new-phase/5686429 – “The hybrid war, being conducted against China by the United States and its gaggle of puppet states from the UK to Canada to Australia, has entered a new phase.” – I’d like to reiterate that the articles I link to do not represent my opinions about anything, and are not intended to be believed by anyone. They’re presented as, IMO, worthy of your consideration, and as including good information and/or analysis.

Doublespeak, Mainstream Propaganda And ‘Russian Threat’ –  https://southfront.org/doublespeak-mainstream-propaganda-and-russian-threat/ – “An interesting example of this situation was shown in a recent article, “Britain’s parallel army of cyberwarriors”, by The Sunday Times. The article quotes General Sir Nick Carter that ‘is pioneering” the creation of “a parallel career structure for part-time cyberwarriors’… He is taking inspiration from across the Atlantic on how to incentivise digital workers on high salaries to enlist. An American scheme that has created a new taxonomy of ranks for certain officers recruited from civilian life for their highly specialised skills, rather than having to rise up through the ranks, could be mirrored in Britain.At the same time, General Carter somehow forgot to mention that the US and the UK have been using various soft power and paramilitary tools to promote their interests and push the New World Order agenda for decades. The concept of “soft power” has been developed in the UK and the US for a long time… The key issue with the dominating mainstream narrative complaining about ‘Russian propaganda’ and fueling fears of ‘Russian threat’ is that it is a sign of disrespect to the British and US nations. The mainstream propaganda argues that people cannot analyze facts and make own conclusions. Instead, it sees people as consumerist sheeple. There is no secret in this. The New World Order is based the four pillars: neoliberalism (in politics), postmodernism (in culture), transhumanism (in philosophy) and neo-oligarchic techno-dystopia (in economy).”

Oregon Mother Jailed for Recommending Non-Chemo Cancer Therapies for Daughter – by Allie Parker – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/oregon-mother-jailed-for-recommending-non-chemo-cancer-therapies-for-daughter/ – “It’s apparent this mother was expected to sit idly by as she watched her daughter agonize for 2 years with no results… As reported by KGW8, Christina Dixon said, ‘The best way I can describe it is like my kid was on death row. Every single time–you literally feel your kid’s life getting taken away.’.. According to Christina, her daughter had enough and wanted to go home stating, ‘I couldn’t do it anymore and my daughter wanted to go home. She had enough too. She begged me to take her home before they did more chemo.’.. Christina started using alternative treatments which include vitamins, herbs and pure CBD oil to treat her daughter’s cancer once she was release from OHSU in June of 2018… KGW8 did not have access to the daughter’s medical records to confirm what the mother said but reported the mother as stating, ‘It started reversing her tumor for the first time and the tumor reduced in size by 90% during the past year.’.. ‘My daughter’s cancer has not spread. And no, she hasn’t had chemotherapy or any other treatments for the last 11 months,’ explained Christina. ‘She is thriving, surviving and doing better than ever.’.. The daughter, now 13, was taken in “protective” custody by Nevada police and later transferred back to Oregon… Last week, (the mother) Christina was arrested on two counts each of first-degree custodial interference and first-degree criminal mistreatment at the Clackamas County Jail.”

For the Week of 8/12/19:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Publishes Censored Response to Kennedy Family’s Criticisms on Vaccine Safety Which Exposes Industry Corruptionhttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publishes-censored-response-to-kennedy-familys-criticisms-on-vaccine-safety-which-exposes-industry-corruption/(a SMALL selection of information from this detailed article): “I love my family and sympathize with their anxieties when I call out government officials for corruption. The Kennedys have a long, close, and continuing relationship with public health agencies so it is understandably difficult for us to believe that powerful regulators would lie about vaccines. “All issues are simple,” the saw goes, “until you study them.”.. I’ve arrived at my skepticism after 15 years spent researching and litigating this issue. I have watched financial conflicts and institutional self-interest transform key sectors of our public health bureaucracies into appendages of the very pharmaceutical companies that Congress charged them to regulate… Multiple investigations by Congress and the HHS Inspector General have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of the FDA officials directly charged with licensing vaccines, and the CDC officials who effectively mandate them for children, have personal financial entanglements with vaccine manufacturers… HHS partners with vaccine makers to develop, approve, recommend, and pass mandates for new products and then shares profits from vaccine sales… HHS employees can personally collect up to $150,000 annually in royalties for products they work on. For example, key HHS officials collect money on every sale of Merck’s controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil, which also yields tens of millions annually for the agency in patent royalties… HHS has also ignored its statutory obligations to study vaccine injuries and improve vaccine safety… In 1986, Congress—recognizing that drug companies no longer had any incentive to make vaccines safe—ordered HHS to study vaccine injuries, work to improve vaccine safety, and report to Congress on its progress every two years… A year ago, I brought a lawsuit that forced HHS to admit that in 36 years it had never performed any of those critical studies… The four companies that make virtually all of the recommended vaccines are all convicted felons.  Collectively they have paid over $35 billion since 2009 for defrauding regulators, lying to and bribing government officials and physicians, falsifying science, and leaving a trail of injuries and deaths from products they knew to be dangerous and sold under pretense of safety and efficacy… Mainstream and social media outlets which collectively received $9.6 billion in revenues from pharmaceutical companies in 2016 have convinced themselves they are protecting public health by aggressively censoring criticism of these coercively mandated, zero liability, and untested pharmaceutical products… But, the absence of press scrutiny leaves industry no incentive to improve vaccine safety.  Muzzling discussions of government corruption and deficient safety science and abolishing vaccine injuries by fiat is not a strategy that will solve the growing chronic disease epidemic… The children who comprise this badly injured generation are now aging out of schools that needed to build quiet rooms and autism wings, install wobble chairs, hire security guards and hike special ed spending to 25% to accommodate them.”

Michael Pento – Confidence in Central Banks Obliterated (30 min) – Interview by Greg Hunter – Highly recommended if you’re into economic subjects.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who ‘Identify as Real Vampires’ – by Katherine Timpf – https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/07/vampires-identify-study-discrimination/ – “The study, titled “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals” was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles… Some of these “real vampires” prefer to feed on “psychic or pranic energy” while others, called “sanguinarians,” prefer to feed on “small amounts” of human or animal blood… (Of the eleven “real vampires” interviewed for the study, three said they preferred psychic energy, three said they preferred blood, and five said they got energy from multiple sources.).. Williams explained that no one should be bothered by a person wanting to drink another person’s blood because ‘it is generally expected within the community that vampires should act ethically and responsibly in feeding practices,’ and it’s not their blood-drinking that’s the real problem here — it’s the fact that they have to worry that other people will judge them for their blood-drinking.(emphasis added)

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Publishes Censored Response to Kennedy Family’s Criticisms on Vaccine Safety Which Exposes Industry Corruptionhttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publishes-censored-response-to-kennedy-familys-criticisms-on-vaccine-safety-which-exposes-industry-corruption/(a SMALL selection of information from this detailed article): “I love my family and sympathize with their anxieties when I call out government officials for corruption. The Kennedys have a long, close, and continuing relationship with public health agencies so it is understandably difficult for us to believe that powerful regulators would lie about vaccines. “All issues are simple,” the saw goes, “until you study them.”.. I’ve arrived at my skepticism after 15 years spent researching and litigating this issue. I have watched financial conflicts and institutional self-interest transform key sectors of our public health bureaucracies into appendages of the very pharmaceutical companies that Congress charged them to regulate… Multiple investigations by Congress and the HHS Inspector General have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of the FDA officials directly charged with licensing vaccines, and the CDC officials who effectively mandate them for children, have personal financial entanglements with vaccine manufacturers… HHS partners with vaccine makers to develop, approve, recommend, and pass mandates for new products and then shares profits from vaccine sales… HHS employees can personally collect up to $150,000 annually in royalties for products they work on. For example, key HHS officials collect money on every sale of Merck’s controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil, which also yields tens of millions annually for the agency in patent royalties… HHS has also ignored its statutory obligations to study vaccine injuries and improve vaccine safety… In 1986, Congress—recognizing that drug companies no longer had any incentive to make vaccines safe—ordered HHS to study vaccine injuries, work to improve vaccine safety, and report to Congress on its progress every two years… A year ago, I brought a lawsuit that forced HHS to admit that in 36 years it had never performed any of those critical studies… The four companies that make virtually all of the recommended vaccines are all convicted felons.  Collectively they have paid over $35 billion since 2009 for defrauding regulators, lying to and bribing government officials and physicians, falsifying science, and leaving a trail of injuries and deaths from products they knew to be dangerous and sold under pretense of safety and efficacy… Mainstream and social media outlets which collectively received $9.6 billion in revenues from pharmaceutical companies in 2016 have convinced themselves they are protecting public health by aggressively censoring criticism of these coercively mandated, zero liability, and untested pharmaceutical products… But, the absence of press scrutiny leaves industry no incentive to improve vaccine safety.  Muzzling discussions of government corruption and deficient safety science and abolishing vaccine injuries by fiat is not a strategy that will solve the growing chronic disease epidemic… The children who comprise this badly injured generation are now aging out of schools that needed to build quiet rooms and autism wings, install wobble chairs, hire security guards and hike special ed spending to 25% to accommodate them.”

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 – From Tehran Times, Aug. 17 –  https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/439338/U-S-issues-warrant-to-seize-Iranian-oil-tanker-Grace-1 – “(According to a report from Al Jazeera in Washington): ‘The big question is will the British government help the U.S. by seizing this ship, will Interpol be involved or will the U.S. government try to seize that ship.’… According to radio transmission exchanges overheard by Al Jazeera, the ship is expected to set sail on Sunday evening… The Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper also reported that the vessel was unlikely to sail before Sunday, citing an unnamed source who added that it was waiting for six new crew members including a captain to arrive that day… A lawyer for the Grace 1’s current captain, an Indian national, said that his client had asked to be replaced… ‘He doesn’t want to stay in command of the ship, he wants to go home, because he wasn’t happy to go back and pick up the broken pieces,’ his lawyer Richard Wilkinson told The Associated Press news agency. ‘But he’s a professional skipper and needs to wait for a new crew to do a proper handover.’.. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons, reporting from Gibraltar, said the Grace 1 signage had been removed as well as the Panamanian flag…’The navigation systems, all of them, indicate that it’s still Grace 1, but in terms of maritime law, this vessel really has no visible identity,’ he said.”

US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Grace 1 Oil Tanker – Justice Department – https://sputniknews.com/us/201908171076569463-us-announces-warrant-to-seize-iranian-grace-1-oil-tanker—report/ – “The US Justice Department (DoJ) issued a warrant on Friday for the seizure of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1. According to the document, the vessel, all the oil aboard and $995,000 are subject to forfeiture based on violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), bank fraud, money laundering, and terrorism forfeiture statutes… In addition, the document stresses that ‘a seizure warrant and a forfeiture complaint are merely allegations. The burden to prove forfeitability in a civil forfeiture proceeding is upon the government’, according to the Justice Department… …a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said on Friday that Tehran had not provided guarantees that its oil tanker Grace 1 would not go to Syria upon its release. Mousavi confirmed an earlier Foreign Ministry statement that the oil tanker was not heading to Syria when it was detained off Gibraltar’s coast by UK marines on 4 July. Meanwhile, he noted that Iran was providing to Syria support in such spheres as energy and oil… The US Department of State on Thursday threatened any individuals linked to the Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker with “serious consequences,” including visa restrictions due to alleged links to the IRGC.”

Trump inches toward Afghan peace plan to end longest US war – by Jennifer Jacobs, Nick Wadhams – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-16/trump-to-discuss-afghanistan-peace-plan-with-senior-advisers – “President Donald Trump met his top national security advisers on Friday as his team prepares to unveil an Afghanistan peace agreement with the Taliban that would help bring an end to America’s longest war, according to a person familiar with the matter… Among those discussing the matter with Trump at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, were Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, the person said. The U.S. special envoy for the talks, Zalmay Khalilzad, will then present the plan to Taliban leaders in a new round of discussions in Qatar in the coming days, according to another person with knowledge of the discussions… Khalilzad briefed analysts in Washington on the plan Friday. He has led the talks for months with the initial goal of cutting U.S. troop levels in exchange for guarantees from the Taliban not to allow terror groups such as Islamic State to infiltrate the country… Pompeo later said there was “no deadline” for a troop withdrawal. The U.S. currently has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, and defense officials suggested late last year the administration was planning to withdraw about half of them as an initial step.”

Ukie Nationalism vs Otto von Bismarck – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/ukie-nationalism-vs-otto-von-bismarck/ – “The other significant force in the Ukraine is the West Ukrainian (Galician) Nazi death-squads and mobs. Their power is not a democracy either, but an ochlocracy. These guys are a minority, a pretty small one even, but they have enough muscle and even firepower to threaten any nominal Ukrainian leader. Furthermore, these folks have profoundly infiltrated all the police and security forces which, in theory, would have been able to control or disarm them (the SBU, especially, is chock full of Urkonazi thugs)… Now let’s begin by looking at the oligarchs: their number 1 priority is to continue to plunder the Ukraine. For that, you need the opposite of “law and order”: you need lawlessness, chaos, violence…”

Gibraltar defies US, releasing Iranian oil tanker – The move came after a last-minute request from Washington that the UK territory surrender the vessel – by Alison Tahmizian Meuse – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/article/gibraltar-defies-us-releasing-iranian-oil-tanker/ – ” ‘Authorities in Gibraltar have released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, which was seized on July 4 on suspicion it was shipping 2.1m barrels of crude oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions,’ the Gibraltar Chronicle tweeted… The paper earlier reported that the territory’s Supreme Court had received a request from the US Department of Justice for ‘mutual legal assistance in a bid to seize the ship.’.. The US request came after National Security Adviser John Bolton was visiting the United Kingdom, which claims Gibraltar as a territory… But after the court reconvened at 4pm local time, Chief Justice Anthony Dudley revealed his court had not been passed along any official applications from the American authorities, and so had declined to respond… ‘She is no longer a specified ship…and no longer subject to detention,’ the Gibraltar Chronicle quoted him as saying… The Iranian government, the paper said, had offered written assurances to Gibraltar authorities that the supertanker would not continue on to Syria after being allowed to set sail.”

Armed Jewish Settlers Storm Palestinian Town, Conduct Military Traininghttps://www.palestinechronicle.com/armed-jewish-settlers-storm-palestinian-town-conduct-military-training/ – “Jewish settlers stormed a town between the occupied West Bank areas of Nablus and Jenin… Palestinian Authority official Ghassan Daghlas said dozens of Jewish settlers stormed the occupied town of al-Masoudiya on Monday evening and conducted military training under the protection of the Israeli army… The majority of the settlers who occupied the area were armed young men and women.”

How the Government and Pharmaceutical Companies are Trying to Steal Cannabis – from Modern Alternative Mama –  https://modernalternativemama.com/2019/08/15/how-the-government-and-pharmaceutical-companies-are-trying-to-steal-cannabis/ – Cannabis has been in the news for years.  California was the first state to pass a medical marijuana law in 1996; followed by Colorado in 2000, which expanded to recreational in 2010. (source) 34 states now have medical marijuana laws on the books, and in 13 states, cannabis is fully legal, including recreational use.(source).. But while we’re making strides now, there is a long, dark history surrounding cannabis in the US.  The medical industry used criminalizing it to their advantage…and they’re poised to use legalizing it to their advantage, too.  We can’t allow them to do this to us after all they’ve already done to hurt the population.”

US move halts release of Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar – by Aritz Parra and Jon Gambrell, AP – https://www.msn.com/en-xl/middleeast/middleeast-top-stories/us-move-halts-release-of-iranian-tanker-held-in-gibraltar/ar-AAFQgrS – “The Gibraltar government confirmed earlier media reports that the U.S. Department of Justice had sought to extend the detention of the oil tanker Grace 1, prompting the Supreme Court in the territory to adjourn a scheduled decision on whether to release the ship until later in the day… ‘The U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1 on a number of allegations, which are now being considered,’ the Gibraltar government said in a statement, adding that the matter would be reviewed by the court at 4 p.m. local time… The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

Israel Plans To Carry Out Strikes On ‘Iranian-backed Militias’ In Iraq: Reportshttps://southfront.org/israel-plans-to-carry-out-strikes-on-iranian-backed-militias-in-iraq-reports/ – “Israel allegedly plans to strike Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) ammo stores, according to Iraqi security expert Fadhil Abu Ragheef, cited by RT Arabic: ‘Available information suggests that Israel is preparing to bomb the weapons caches of Hashd al-Sha’abi [the Arabic name of the PMU] forces, and not the command centers or fortifications of the fighters. This is quite likely to happen,’ Fadhil Abu Ragheef said…      He added that ‘what happened yesterday in the weapons depots south of Baghdad may be part of the plan that Israel is preparing.’.. The incident in question is a fire in an ammunition depot, resulting from an explosion in southern Baghdad. The camp, in which the depot was located belonged to the PMU.

Turkish-Backed Militants Target Syrian Army Vehicles, Gatherings With Guided Missiles (Videos) – https://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-target-syrian-army-vehicles-gatherings-with-guided-missiles-videos/ – “The Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) targeted on August 13 and 14 several vehicles and a gathering of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) east of the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib’s southern countryside with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs)… The strikes destroyed two truck-mounted 57mm cannons, a battle tank and a vehicle near the towns of Sukayk and Tell Maraq. A gathering of Syrian soldiers in the outskirt of Tell Tar’I was also hit… While these strikes halted the SAA advance east of Khan Shaykhun, the army was able to reach the town’s western entrance after securing the villages of Kafr Ayn, Tall Aas, Khirbat Murshid and Mantar… This intense use of ATGMs indicates that Turkey is still supporting the NFL, which is now defending positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Greater Idlib.”

Syrian Army Reached Khan Shaykhun’s Western Entrance After Resuming Its Advance In Southern Idlibhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-reached-khan-shaykhuns-western-entrance-after-resuming-its-advance-in-southern-idlib/ – “Khan Shaykhun is located on the highway linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with the city of Aleppo, the country’s industrial center. The town is also considered the gateway to the southern Idlib countryside… SAA troops are now reportedly situated only 2km away from Khan Shaykun’s western district. The assault on the town could begin in any given minute.”
How Real Power Kills or Rescues: Epstein Death Evidence so Far – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/epstein-death-evidence-so-far/Makia covers all of the important factoids in a concise report

Idaho Mother of Medically Kidnapped 16-Year-Old Indicted by Grand Jury and Re-arrested on Felony Injury to Child Chargeshttps://healthimpactnews.com/2019/idaho-mom-arrested-second-time-as-attempts-to-silence-her-fail-meanwhile-16-year-old-son-suffers-in-foster-care/ – “However, the night before the hearing, Kristine received a phone call from her attorney who informed her that the hearing had once again been canceled. She was told that Shari Dodge had gone to a grand jury instead, without the knowledge of her attorney, and received an indictment against Kristine… In other words, Prosecutor Shari Dodge took her “expert” witnesses, Dr. King and Dr. Barton, behind closed doors in order to secretly obtain the indictment through their hearsay allegations, which prevented Kristine from presenting her own witnesses and evidence as she would have been able to do at a preliminary hearing and also nullified Kristine’s right to have the preliminary hearing in front of a judge… Kristine points out that this is obviously a tactic done by the prosecutor to avoid public scrutiny of the hearing or to allow her to present the evidence that challenges the allegation of Injury to Child. Kristine says that Shari Dodge was afraid of the crowd at CPS hearing on July 16th, so: ‘she went behind my attorney’s back to get this indictment, obviously in part to avoid having to face me in court. She probably also didn’t want to have to walk past all those people again.’.. The grand jury indictment also means that Kristine was no longer able to have a hearing on the No Contact Order that was put into place in June, which currently prevents her from having off-site visits with her son and forces all visitation with Brandon to be in the CPS office, including his 16th birthday and homeschool graduation party.”

As US pressure increases on Iran-backed militias, they turn to Iran – by Ali Mamouri – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/08/iraq-iran-us-pmu.html – “Iran-backed Shiite militias have been under increasing pressure recently in Iraq not only from the United States — which monitors their activities closely — but also from the public and the Iraqi government… During an interview Aug. 9 with a small group of Iraqi and foreign media representatives, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he has already begun implementing a decree he issued last month regarding the regulation of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). Abdul Mahdi said although some of the PMU have concerns about the decree and have questioned it, ‘We are continuing the implementation of the decree as the majority of the PMU are supporting it.’ (comment: this is simply an obvious, blatant lie)… Kata’ib Hezbollah slammed the decree soon after it was issued in early July. A PMU website attributed the decree to US and Saudi pressure on Abdul Mahdi. Meanwhile, most of the PMU — including factions close to Ayatollah Ali Sistani such as al-Abbas Combat Division — have been silent about the decree, following all the prime minister’s orders as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces without resistance.”

Israel Has “the Most Moral Army in the World”? – The creepy French “intellectual” Bernard-Henri Levy gets it wrong – by Philip Giraldi – https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-has-most-moral-army-world/5685063 – “Twelve Palestinians and four British observers were injured badly enough to be hospitalized. The British reported that they were ‘stamped on, dragged by the hair, strangled with a scarf and pepper sprayed by Israeli border police.’ One who was hospitalized described how Israeli soldiers dragged him by his feet, lifting him up, and kicking him in the stomach, while one soldier stamped on his head four times “at full force” before standing on his head and pulling his hair. Another suffered a fractured rib after ‘[the policeman] then stamped on my throat and others started punching my torso. It was a sadistic display of violence…’.. Yet another foreign observer was dragged out of the house, ‘…her hands were crushed so badly that she suffered a fractured knuckle on her left hand, and her right hand suffered severe tissue damage ‘which will be permanently misshapen unless she gets cosmetic surgery.’.’.. Edmond Sichrovsky, an Austrian activist of Jewish origin, who was in one of the houses, described how Israeli forces broke the door down, first dragging out the Palestinians, “knocking the grandfather to the floor in front of his crying and screaming grandchildren.” Cell phones were forcibly removed to eliminate any picture taking or filming before soldiers began attacking him and four other activists… I was repeatedly kicked and kneed, which left a bloody nose and multiple cuts, as well breaking my glasses from a knee in the face. Once outside, they slammed me against a car while shouting verbal insults at me and women activists, calling them whores.’ ”

US team begins establishing op center in Turkey for ‘safe zone’ in Syria – Planned US-Turkey operation center meant to keep Syria off balance: Analyst –  https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/08/13/603400/US – “A US delegation arrived in Turkey on Wednesday to set up the operation center in the country for the stated purpose of creating a “safe zone” in Syria… James Jatras, former US Senate foreign policy analyst, who also attended the show, described as “significant” the recent victories of Syrian government forces against the foreign-sponsored militants, saying “Washington wants to keep things as chaotic as possible… The political commentator further said ‘Syria has won this war but the United States does continue to have interests and objectives in the theater in the region and therefore keeping Syria off balance… The United States is trying to disrupt the consolidation of the Syrian government over its country so that it keeps it distracted by that particular task,’ and prevent it from working with  its allies, namely Iran and Russia, in the battle against terrorism, Michael Lane, founder of American Institute for Foreign Policy, told Press TV… ‘The United States’ purpose or vision is to keep Syria from becoming part of a triangle of Iran, Russia and Syria,’ he said.”

Texas Judge Chastises CPS but 4-Year-Old Boy Still Not Returned to Family – by Texas Home School Coalition Association – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/texas-judge-chastises-cps-but-4-year-old-boy-still-not-returned-to-family/ – “Judge Tracy Gray chastised CPS for the ridiculous list of requests included in their report to the court. Judge Gray threw out every item challenged by the family’s attorneys, ordered CPS to “expedite” their efforts to place Drake with family or friends, and to start allowing the family to bring a third party witness to visits with Drake, something CPS has prohibited thus far… While the hearing was a great success for the family, there is still a long way to go. Judge Gray clearly appeared frustrated by CPS’ brazenly unconstitutional requests (like a court-ordered admission of guilt). This offers a ray of hope that CPS may not be able to continue getting away with their illegal actions.”

Ukrainian Army Will Reach Russia’s Rostov In Event Of Hostilities Resumption In Donbass: Ex-Military Spokespersonhttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-army-will-reach-russias-rostov-in-event-of-hostilities-resumption-in-donbass-ex-military-spokesperson/ – “The former speaker of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) claimed that if the case of an attack by forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), the UAF may mount a counteroffensive that could potentially reach Rostov… Speaking about the mythical DPR/LPR offensive along the Krivoy Rog-Kremenchug-Poltava-Kiev line, Vladislav Voloshin said: ‘It is almost impossible to do something like this, because today the Ukrainian army is one of the most combat-ready in Europe. Because we are waging a real war. And our front is multi-layered,’ he promised… ‘And here is the short answer of what will ensue over there, our army will probably reach Rostov.’ (Note: Rostov is 35km beyond the Russian border [!] )

Iran Warns that Israeli Presence In Persian Gulf Would Lead To Warhttps://southfront.org/iran-warns-that-israeli-presence-in-persian-gulf-would-lead-to-war/ – “Israel’s presence in the Persian Gulf may lead to a war in the region, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri told Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen… ‘The United States and the United Kingdom must assume responsibility for the Zionist regime’s illegal presence in the Persian Gulf waters.’.. ‘Any presence of the Zionist regime in the Persian Gulf waters is illegal, as it may result in war and confrontation in the region,’ Tangsiri warned… Tangsiri alleged that the US and UK are responsible for the situation in the Persian Gulf, mostly by fabricating the various scenarios that they use as justification for their deployments.”

Israel-born Treasury official is at the center of U.S. policies on Iran – by Alison Weir –  https://israelpalestinenews.org/israel-born-treasury-official-is-at-the-center-of-u-s-policies-on-iran/ – According to a just published report in the Atlantic and a previous article by a former CIA officer, an Israeli-born individual is at the center of U.S. policies targeting Iran… The Atlantic reports that financial sanctions are the “key tool” the United States has been using against Iran during  ‘the past three presidential administrations. ”And Treasury official Sigal Mandelker” is the one with her hand on the lever.’.. According to the article, ‘Because Trump is anxious to avoid war with Iran but also eager to push the Iranians, she is one of the most powerful officials designing the strategy Trump’s administration hopes will force Iranian capitulation—or, failing that, perhaps even the government’s collapse.’.. Mandelker has been working on governmental policies since 2006 – the year in which U.S. officials ‘focused on finding ways to cut off Iran from the global financial system.’.. In the years just before her 2017 Under Secretary appointment, Mandelker was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, a powerful, politically connected international law firm with ties to Israel. The pro-Israel website Algemeiner,* reports: ‘Historically, Proskauer Rose was known as a ‘Jewish’ law firm.’  Partner Joseph M. Proskauer was ‘a Democratic Party stalwart, friend of politicians, state judge, civic and philanthropic personality, and major fund raiser for the state of Israel.’.. It appears that Mandelker is or was an Israeli citizen who was born in Israel. While this is periodically referred to in Israeli and Jewish media, the Treasury Department has refused to answer whether Mandelker is still an Israeli citizen, despite numerous email and phone inquiries requesting this information about a high U.S. official… The information is particularly relevant since U.S. attacks on Israel’s neighbors are often pushed by Israel partisans concerned with maintaining Israeli hegemony in the region.”

This Will Not Make You a Superhero (or a god) (49 min) – by Truthstream Media – The accelerating push to coerce humanity into accepting such “modifications” of our biology as “brain-computer interfaces” is a very long term project, fronted by salesmen like Elon Musk.

“Opposition” or Terrorists? Who Is Syria and Russia Targeting in Idlib? – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.globalresearch.ca/opposition-terrorists-who-syria-russia-bombing-idlib/5686183 – “Were the situation reversed and the West was faced with an entire province or state occupied by Al Qaeda and its myriad of affiliates – total war would commence and would not end until the targeted region was purged entirely of militants. Civilian causalities would either go uncounted and under-reported, or spun as a necessity in confronting an otherwise intolerable bastion of armed terrorism… Terrorist forces have been concentrated in Idlib as Syrian forces pushed them out of virtually every other populated region of the country. Even the liberation of the City of Aleppo took years to achieve. Idlib is an entire governorate bordering Turkey which is still arming and protecting terrorist organizations both within Turkish territory itself and in Syrian territory occupied by Turkish forces… If there is one point of hope amid this still dangerous and deadly conflict – it’s that the Western media and inveterate war propagandists like Scott Lucas are no longer able to conceal the true nature of terrorists they have aided and abetted since 2011… They will continue trying nonetheless – but as Lucas just managed to do – will succeed only in exposing more of the network the US and its allies used in their proxy war against Damascus – thus further undermining regime change efforts in Syria and complicating similar attempts to target and overthrow other nations in the future.”

Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc – Who Is Next? – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/criminal-embargoes-venezuela-iran-crosshairs-murderers-inc-who-next/5686080 – “The latest is an open declaration of economic warfare by Washington, a total embargo on Venezuela; the embargo is now being turned into a naval blockade. Similar steps are to be taken for Iran. That literally means that no merchandise – no matter how vital for survival, like food and medication, is allowed into Venezuela. Three days ago, the US seized, totally illegally, a cargo ship attempting to deliver food and medication to Venezuela – in the Panama Canal, territory which the US does not own or control anymore… The ship was carrying soy cakes, from which Venezuela was to produce food. Never mind, that the cargoes are fully paid for by Venezuela. And this seems to be just the beginning. Vessels leaving Venezuela with petrol deliveries to client countries are also targeted for blockage, thus confiscating, or rather stealing, Venezuela’s main source of income on which she intends to survive and feed and provide health care for her people. This, in addition to the more than 130 billion dollars total Venezuelan assets confiscated – stolen – by the US worldwide… And nobody says beep. Almost.”

The FBI’s Alleged Conspiracy Theorist-Terrorist Connection Is Anti-American – by Andrew Korybko – https://www.globalresearch.ca/fbi-alleged-conspiracy-theorist-terrorist-connection-anti-american/5685908 – “The de-facto criminalization of free speech is an ongoing trend in American society that’s already pressured a lot of people to self-censor their beliefs in public in order to avoid official scrutiny from the authorities or harassment by their political opponents, but an intelligence bulletin released by the FBI’s Phoenix office back in May and only reported on by the Mainstream Media earlier this month might spread the dragnet even further by de-facto criminalizing the online pursuit of additional information that contradicts the official narrative about various events… The “secret police” (as they’d be described by the Mainstream Media if any other country’s version of the FBI was being reported on) believe that a connection exists between so-called “conspiracy theories” and domestic terrorism, and while there have veritably been some people who hold such controversially defined beliefs and ended up killing others, it’s anti-American to suspect that anyone engaged in seeking out all sides of every story (no matter how possibly implausible) automatically qualifies as a potential terrorist.”

For the Week of 8/5/19:

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Colorado bear caught stealing entire dumpster from pot shop (video) – https://www.fox32chicago.com/amp/news/colorado-bear-caught-stealing-entire-dumpster-from-pot-shop

The Coming War On China – Documentary History by John Pilger (2018 – 1hr 50min) – If you haven’t experienced the documentaries of Pilger, this is a great place to start. It’s possibly his best yet.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy describes attack by Banditos clique – by Miriam Hernandez and Lisa Bartley – https://abc7.com/lasd-deputy-describes-attack-by-banditos-clique/5370629/ – “Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a new policy Friday meant to root out the problem… The measure follows a violent deputy confrontation at a department sponsored party at Kennedy Hall in East L.A… A deputy who was beaten up at that party is speaking out anonymously as he and six other deputies file a legal claim alleging harassment and discrimination… ‘There’s people getting, you know, stomped on… being choked out… it was just crazy, crazy to believe they’re all cops,’ the deputy tells Eyewitness News… The deputies allege that it was a one-sided fight with younger deputies attacked by veteran “shot callers” of the East L.A. sheriff’s station, a group bearing tattoos of a skeleton in a sombrero with a shotgun… It is the Los Banditos logo.”

Did Epstein Commit Suicide, Get Suicided, Or Get Whisked Away To Israel? All Claims Are Being Made (47 min) – by Ryan Cristian – A detailed analysis of available info on developments in the Epstein Narrative at an early stage of investigation. Good job, Ryan!

BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA by Michael McKibben, Leader Technologies (21 min)

Did Bill Barr Call His Shot? Unanswered Questions about FBI’s Foreknowledge of the El Paso Shooting – William Barr’s warning that a “major incident” could occur “at any time” and “galvanize public opinion” around the unpopular encryption back-door policy he has been seeking seems to have come true in the weeks since the attorney general made those statements – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/william-barr-unanswered-questions-fbi-foreknowledge-el-paso-shooting/261221/ – “Yet, not long before the recent spate of mass shootings began, U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave a speech on July 23 in which he spoke of the need for all consumer electronic devices and encrypted software to have a backdoor for the government to bypass encryption, essentially calling for many of the same measures that Trump has proposed following the recent shootings… Notably, Barr concluded his speech by stating that he anticipated ‘a major incident may well occur at any time that will galvanize public opinion on these issues.’ In other words, just a few days prior to the recent spate of mass shootings, William Barr stated that he anticipated a public safety crisis that ‘may well occur at any time’ and would reduce public resistance to the further erosion of civil liberties that he was advocating for in his speech.” – Comment: Barr has been a facilitator of mass State Surveillance throughout his career, as outlined in this article.

GLOBAL DEBT BOMB THREATENS WORLD ECONOMYhttp://www.newsilkstrategies.com/economics-and-finance/global-debt-bomb-threatens-world-economy – “MOSCOW, August 2 – RIA Novosti, Natalia Dembinskaya. World debt has reached $246 trillion. This is an absolute record, more than three times global GDP – the cost of all products and services on the planet. Economists have warned that when a multi-trillion bomb, planted under the global economy, explodes, the crisis will break out worse than in 2008. RIA Novosti reports why the situation under which the fuses have already been lit is close to critical and whether it will be possible to avoid a general collapse…  Where does so much debt come from?..  As follows from a report published by the Institute of International Finance (IIF), in the first quarter, global debt increased by three trillion dollars compared to the same period last year and set another record: 246 trillion. This is almost 320% of global GDP.”

Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Taken Off Suicide Watch Before Death – by Jim Mustian, Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/jeffrey-epstein-found-dead-of-apparent-suicide/ – “A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. It wasn’t immediately clear when he was taken off suicide watch… Cameron Lindsay, a former warden who ran three federal lockups, said the death represents ‘an unfortunate and shocking failure, if proven to be a suicide.’.. ‘Unequivocally, he should have been on active suicide watch and therefore under direct and constant supervision,’ Lindsay said.”

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in his jail cell of apparent suicide: reporthttps://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/jeffrey-epstein-found-dead-in-his-jail-cell-of-apparent-suicide-report/ – “The New York Post is reporting that financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his jail after apparently committing suicide… The reports states, ‘Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the Post Saturday.’.. ‘A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. and headed to New York Downtown Hospital. A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38 a.m., Fire Department sources said.’ ”

Epic Series by Whitney Webb of MintPressNews.com – The Jeffrey Epstein and the Roy Cohn, Donald Trump Deep State Milieu:

Part 1Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case – Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/shocking-origins-jeffrey-epstein-blackmail-roy-cohn/260621/

Part 2: Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era – Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump – https://www.mintpressnews.com/blackmail-jeffrey-epstein-trump-mentor-reagan-era/260760/

Part 3: Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal – The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations – https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-group-maxwells-mossad-spy-story-jeffrey-epstein-scandal/261172/Comment: I’ve seen pieces of the info that Webb includes in these articles in various places, but she puts it ALL together in a very well organized and accessible way. Highly Recommended!

Amazon Continues Helping Police By Teaching Them How To Bypass A Warrant – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/amazon-continues-helping-police-by-teaching-them-how-to-bypass-a-warrant.html – “If that’s not enough, GovTech has reported that police can go around customers and request Ring camera footage directly from Amazon when they are denied access to homeowners’ cameras. Therefore, bypassing permission of the owners of the cameras and going directly to the source, Amazon’s Ring, to “subpoena” video footage… Amazon Ring now has a reported 225 partnerships with law enforcement according to Gizmodo. However, a report by Motherboard revealed that the number was actually 231 law enforcement agencies around the country who have partnered with Ring. It’s important to note that these partnerships take both a financial and digital form, because for every resident who downloads Ring’s Neighbors app, local police departments get credits toward buying the cameras they can then use distribute to residents. This arrangement makes salespeople out of what should be impartial and trusted protectors of our civic society, the EFF argues. : ‘This is not the first time the government has attempted to use an economic incentive to expand the reach of surveillance technology and to subsidize the vendors. In 2017, EFF spoke out against legislation that would provide tax credits for California residents who purchased home security systems.'”

US Congressman Warns of Political Conspiracy to Overturn the 2nd Amendment In Its Entirety – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/us-congressman-warns-of-political-conspiracy-to-overturn-the-2nd-amendment-in-its-entirety.html – “Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., told reporters this week that there is a political movement brewing in the US to overturn the Second Amendment in its entirety. Americans would no longer have a right to keep and bear arms…. Despite seeing the writing on the wall, Kinzinger is on board with much of the Republican base in the support of red flag laws… Citizens who are targeted by these laws will be deemed guilty first and only after their guns are taken, will they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This is the de facto removal of due process; and if history is any indicator, they will one day be used to disarm those who disagree with the State.”

Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment – by Chris Calton – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/federal-judges-are-waging-war-on-the-fourth-amendment.html – “The result is that the police now enjoy unlimited reign in harassing, searching, and arresting drivers. Motivated by civil forfeiture laws that empower them to confiscate civilian property without charging the victim with a crime, the police have institutionalized the practice of conducting mass road stops as means of searching civilians for property to confiscate (a practice recently curtailed by a SCOTUS ruling, but not eliminated). Highway robbery has been legally sanctioned and encouraged by all branches of the federal government, so that state and local police forces can only accurately be understood is roadway pirates.”

6th-Grader Dragged Out Of Class For Saying Gender-Confused Boy “Is A Boy” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/6th-grader-dragged-out-class-saying-gender-confused-boy-boy – “In a redacted letter to the school district, Liberty Counsel said Boy A had started publicly identifying as a female this spring. It became “heavily discussed at the school, particularly by a group of girls” in John’s classes who quickly started treating Boy A as a girl and frequently discussing his “transition” with him in art class… John is also in that class, and considers Boy A a friend. He was “subjected to conversations about these issues constantly, on at least a weekly or semi-weekly basis,” because the girls and Boy A sat directly behind him… On May 13 the girls claimed that “taking girl hormones” and eventually getting his “male private parts removed” would turn Boy A into a girl. John “disagreed as a factual matter” and said he was “not a girl.” Another boy agreed that sex is “what you’re born with,” and cannot be changed by hormones and surgery, and a third boy “may have said something to a similar effect,” according to Liberty Counsel… Their art teacher overheard the conversation and reported John and the boys to the assistant principal, falsely claiming they were “bullying” Boy A and that the third boy called him a “homosexual.” ”

Stocks, Yuan Plunge As Trump Warns “Could Cancel September Meeting” With China – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/stocks-tumble-trump-says-not-ready-deal-china – “President Trump tells reporters ‘it’s going very well with China,’ but the U.S. is not ready to make a deal… ‘In the case of China, the tariffs have been amazing,’… Trump also said that he has ‘no choice but to what he’s doing on China,’ and said trade talks with China scheduled to be held in Washington in September might not happen… ‘We have an open dialogue — we’ll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September.’.. ‘If we do, that’s fine, if we don’t, that’s fine’ ”

Bailout #3: Chinese Bank With $200 Billion In Assets Is Nationalized – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/bailout-3-chinese-bank-200-billion-assets-nationalized – “And so, fast forward to this week when overnight, the SCMP reported that China’s sovereign wealth fund has taken over Heng Feng Bank – the bank at the very top of the list shown above, one with roughly $200 billion in assets –  a troubled lender linked to fugitive financier Xiao Jianhua, in the third case in as many months of the state exerting its grip over wayward financial institutions… According to the report, Central Huijin Investment, a subsidiary of the China Investment Corporation that acts as the Chinese government’s shareholder in the country’s four biggest banks, emerged as a strategic investor in Heng Feng, according to a brief report overnight by Shanghai Securities News, published by state news agency Xinhua… In short, a 3rd Chinese bank in as many months received an implicit (or explicit) state bailout, and with the dominoes now falling, it’s just a matter of time before most if not all of the banks shown in the list above collapse.”

The Fed Is Trapped In A Rate-Cutting Box: It’s The Debt, Stupid! – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/fed-trapped-rate-cutting-box-its-debt-stupid – “The Fed desperately needs to keep credit expanding or the economy will collapse. However, it’s an unsustainable scheme… Key Debt Points: ● In 1984 it took $1 of additional debt to create an additional $1 of Real GDP. ● As of the fourth quarter of 2018, it took $3.8 dollars to create $1 of real GDP. ● As of 2013, it took more than a dollar of public debt to create a dollar of GDP. ● If interest rates were 3.0%, interest on total credit market debt would be a whopping $2.16 trillion per year. That approximately 11.5% of real GDP year in and year out.” (emphasis added)

This Is The Same Pattern The Fed Followed Before The Great Depression – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/this-is-the-same-pattern-the-fed-followed-before-the-great-depression.html – “Keep in mind that the latest Fed decision does two things: First, it is an indirect admission that the U.S. is entering recession territory. Second, it is also an admission that the Fed doesn’t plan to do anything about it, at least, not until it’s too late. In other words, all those people who thought the central bank was about to kick the can on the current crash in economic fundamentals were mistaken. As I have been predicting for many months, the Fed has no intention of trying to delay the effects of negative conditions any longer. The crash is now a reality that the mainstream will have to accept… In order to understand why the Fed is withholding liquidity at this time instead of opening the floodgates, it is important to understand central banker motives. First and foremost, the assumption that the Fed is always concerned with keeping the financial system afloat is incorrect. The Fed has allowed the U.S. system to crash multiple times in its 106 year history. In truth, the Fed has created bubble after massive bubble through stimulus and low interest rates, and then crashed these bubbles using liquidity tightening policies… Essentially what the Fed has done is create an economic time bomb, a sensitive explosive that could be set off by the slightest tremor. Any new geopolitical shock event could trigger this bomb. A No Deal Brexit, a shooting war in Iran, etc. The public will look to these events as the “cause” of the economic crisis, when it was actually the central bank that made it all possible.”

Ukrainian Armed Forces Preparing For Agressive Actions In Donbass: DPR Intelligencehttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-armed-forces-preparing-for-agressive-actions-in-donbass-dpr-intelligence/ – “Our intelligence obtained information on preparation and deployment to the front positions of units and subunits of the reserve of the UAF towards Mariupol… According to data obtained from the headquarters of the invaders [Ukraine], as well as from local residents of the settlements occupied by the UAF in the south of Donetsk region, we received information regarding the firing positions of the 152-mm and 122-mm artillery installations of the 406th artillery brigade of the Navy… We regard such actions of the Ukrainian side as direct preparation for active hostilities against our Republic… We do not exclude the possibility that in the near future the Ukrainian invaders will carry out terrorist acts near the front line in order to create an occasion to launch an offensive, the victims of which will be UAF fighters or civilians.”

Damascus Rejects Turkish-U.S. “Peace Corridor” Agreement On Northeastern Syriahttps://southfront.org/damascus-rejects-turkish-u-s-peace-corridor-agreement-on-northeastern-syria/ – “A source in the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on August 8 that Damascus sees the agreement as a blatant aggression against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country and a flagrant violation of the principles of the international law and the UN Charter… ‘This agreement has very clearly exposed the US-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria which serves the interest of the Israeli occupation entity and the Turkish expansionist ambitions and it unequivocally exposed the misleading and evasiveness which govern the policies of the Turkish regime,’ the source added… Turkey and the U.S. announced the initial agreement, a day earlier. While the agreement doesn’t specify the steps that both sides will take to establish the “peace corridor,” Turkish sources claim that Kurdish forces will be moved out of the zone.”

Liberalism Is Over – Russia, America, and Iran– by Israel Shamir – http://www.unz.com/ishamir/russia-america-and-iran/ – “This hard-earned prosperity and political longevity allows President Putin to hold his own in the international affairs. He is one of a few experienced leaders on the planet with twenty years at the top job. He has met with three Popes of Rome, four US Presidents, and many other rulers. This is important: 93-years old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who ruled his Malaysia for 40 years and has been elected again said the first ten years of a ruler are usually wasted in learning the ropes, and only after first twenty does he becomes proficient in the art of government. The first enemy a ruler must fight is his own establishment: media, army, intelligence and judges. While Trump is still losing in this conflict, Putin is doing fine – by his Judoka evasive action.”

Israel To Participate In US-led Mission In Persian Gulf By Providing Intelligence And “Other” Activitieshttps://southfront.org/israel-to-participate-in-us-led-mission-in-persian-gulf-by-providing-intelligence-and-other-activities/ – “On August 6th, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that the country would support the US-led operation to provide a sort of maritime security in the Persian Gulf… Speaking at a closed session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Katz said Israel was assisting the mission with intelligence and other unspecified fields… Katz told a ministers’ meeting that the two reached “substantial agreements,” adding that he was working toward “transparent normalization and signed agreements” with Gulf states. He added: ‘We do not have a conflict with them.’.. Katz further said that it is an Israeli interest to stop Iranian entrenchment in the region and strengthen Israel’s relationship with Gulf countries.”

When You Get An Email Like This From The Fed, It May Be Time To Panic – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-07/when-you-get-email-fed-it-may-be-time-panic – “As we explained in detail, the main reason why the Fed should be concerned, is that according to a research report from BofA’s Marc Cabana which we used extensively in the report, the Fed may be forced to launch Quantitative Easing as soon as Q4 to provide the market with the much needed liquidity, or else suffer the consequences of a major liquidity shortage. To wit, in describing the various steps the Fed can engage in, this is what the BofA strategist said: ‘Outright QE: after OMO dealer capacity is exhausted the Fed may need to start permanently expanding its balance sheet. The Fed would likely describe this as offsetting “bank reserve demand and growth in other non-reserve liabilities”. Regardless, it would represent the Fed permanently buying USTs outright to maintain control of funding markets well above the ZLB.’.. Well, it appears that the Fed paid attention, because moments ago we received an email from a Federal Reserve researcher which should make everyone very, very nervous. Specifically, the “rather urgent request” from a Fed staffer (no, not Edward Quince) seeks the full Cabana report whose gist, as noted above, is that the Fed will have to launch QE4 in very short notice to offset the upcoming liquidity drain.”

Protests In Hong Kong Continue From Morning, With Violence Escalatinghttps://southfront.org/protests-in-hong-kong-continue-from-morning-with-violence-escalating/ – “More than 100 flights were cancelled at the Hong Kong airport earlier in the day, but the backlog is being worked through and normal work is being restored… In total, demonstrations took place in seven districts. In these five police fire tear gas at protesters: ● Tin Shui Wai; ● Wong Tai Sin; ● Admiralty/ Central; ● Tsim Sha Tsui; ● Tai Po… The other two locations with protester activity were the Hong Kong airport and the HK Disneyland… The Associated Press reported that a Hong Kong official had said that the People’s Liberation Army would not be deployed…  ‘An official says Hong Kong’s police are fully supported by the government and there is no need to deploy China’s military to cope with increasingly violent anti-government protests.’ ” (underlined emphasis added)

Americans Should Be Very Skeptical Of Calls For New “Terrorism” Laws – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/americans-should-be-very-skeptical-of-calls-for-new-terrorism-laws.html – “I have no easy answers for America’s mass shooting epidemic, and as an Australian I see the gun control debate as outside my sovereign territory. I will simply suggest, as I so often do, that if Americans really want to address the problem then the best place to start is to do the first ever honest and in-depth study on the effects of domestic propaganda on the American mind, particularly war propaganda. There are only so many times a certain type of mind can be told violence-glorifying lies before it snaps; if anyone researches mass shootings in the light of the constant psychological abuse that Americans suffer at the hands of their mass media, I guarantee they’ll find a connection. Americans are the most propagandized people on earth because of their proximity to the most strategically crucial part of the empire; it’s not a coincidence that they’re also by far the most prone to mass shootings… One thing I can tell you won’t fix your problems, America, and that’s listening to the propagandists who want you to hand over even more control to a government that has already begun floating high-altitude surveillance balloons over your country without your permission.,, Don’t let them bully you with fear.

Currency War Begins: Chinese Yuan Crashes Past 7 To New Record Low; Global Markets Tumble After Beijing Suspends US Agri Imports – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-04/currency-war-begins-chinese-yuan-crashes-past-7usd-record-lowUpdate 1 – China is firing all the big guns tonight, because just an hour after Beijing effectively devalued the yuan, when it launched the latest currency war with the US, Bloomberg reported that the Chinese government has asked its state-owned enterprises ‘to suspend imports of U.S. agricultural products after President Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions with the Asian nation last week.’.. Update 2: – China’s central bank has confirmed that it is, indeed, on, saying that it is able to keep the yuan exchange rate at a reasonable and balanced level – whatever that means – while acknowledging that the Yuan plunging beyond 7 per dollar is due to market supply and demand, trade protectionism and expectations on additional tariffs on Chinese goods... Meanwhile, resorting to its old, tired and worn out tricks, Dow Jones reports that the PBOC will crack down on short-term Yuan speculation, and anchor market expectations... Which is great… if only the PBOC didn’t say exactly the same back in May, when it warned currency traders that  those ‘shorting the yuan will inevitably suffer from a huge loss.‘.. Three months later, it’s currency traders 1 – Beijing 0... China’s state-run agricultural firms have now stopped buying American farm goods, and are waiting to see how trade talks progress... Translation: trade talks, even the fake kind, is now over, dead and buried, and the only question is how Trump will react... Update 3: The carnage from yuan volatility is starting to spread… Chinese bond yields are tumbling…” – Comment: Bonds, Chinese Bonds, Offshore Yuan, U.S. Dollar plummet. Dow is down over 800 points (3%)

Walmart, El Paso, TX Shooting – 3 to 4 Shooters Say Eyewitnesses & More… (13 min )

Lee Stanahan interview from Patrick Henningsen’s Twitter feed (20 min) – https://twitter.com/21WIRE/status/1158409873538846728Great interview and analysis by Lee Stanahan on Faultlines Radio – The Alt Right nexus and the Epstein Furor

“Antivaxxers Are Killers” Programmed Into Microsoft’s BING Autosuggest – Is this Hate Speech? – by Sayer Ji – https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/antivaxxers-are-killers-programmed-microsofts-bing-autosuggest-hate-speech – “Recently, Google was caught red-handed manipulating its search results to serve a not-so-hidden agenda, both by scrubbing its results clean of natural health and vaccine skeptical information, and by rigging its autocomplete keyword phrases to disparage complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and promote an exclusively pro-vaccine agenda… Now, a new investigation reveals that Bing (Microsoft’s search engine launched in 2009 which has 9% of the global markeshare) is targeting the so-called “vaccine hesitant” with preprogrammed search suggestions that bully, disparage, and ultimately characterize this increasingly marginalized group as dangerous and violent against others… Moreover, Bing falsely claims that its “autosuggest” function is based on the volume of real searches made by others, and not arbitrary human biases and/or political agendas originating within Microsoft itself.”

For the Week of 7/29/19:

More Signs the Next Big Financial Crisis May Begin in Germany – by Lubomir Tassev – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/more-signs-the-next-big-financial-crisis-may-begin-in-germany.html – “Berlin has gotten itself, and the rest of Europe, into an almost hopeless situation. The Eurozone is tuned in a way that benefits its largest economy. That, however, leads to the concentration of money in Germany whose banks have been lending it back to the weaker partners in the Eurozone and the EU to sustain them and their markets. Sooner or later, the poor borrowers won’t be able to take any more debt. It’s already happened with Greece, for example… Germany has become a lender, supplier and consumer that’s too big to fail. A German crisis would surely drag the rest of the Eurozone and hurt the global economy. So now Europe is basically financing Germany through low and subzero interest rates. Things are nearing a point where normal economic logic isn’t part of the equation anymore. Investors are literary paying more and more to lend money to Germany, as Welt business editor Holger Zschaepitz remarked in a tweet this week. Berlin recently sold €2.345 billion of 10-year debt at a record low yield of -0.41%.”

Al-Qaeda Stronger Than Ever? State Department’s War On Terror Redux – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-02/al-qaeda-stronger-ever-war-terror-redux – “Now approaching two decades after 9/11 and the start of the so-called “war on terror” we’ve now come full circle. With the ISIS caliphate dead, and with Pentagon officials increasingly unable to justify the US expanding Middle East footprint based on that inflated threat, we’re now being told al-Qaeda is back and stronger than ever.”

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says Facebook, Instagram Spying On Customers — Wants To Help Combat Surveillance – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-says-facebook-instagram-spying-on-customers-wants-to-help-combat-surveillance.html – “In a tweet rant posted on Twitter, Snowden expressed that both social media giants owned by Mark Zuckerberg were involved in spying on their users, as well as YouTube. Snowden also announced that he has created new accounts on the platforms and that he will explain how the sites spy on users. He added, that he would “explain methods to limit how much they know about you,” if you choose to use them… It’s worth noting that this author recently wrote an article on Palantir, the company that was accused of providing the technology that enables NSA’s mass surveillance PRISM. In that article, we went into extensive detail about Palantir’s history as a company and the development of software used at Fusion Centers across the U.S…. Palantir’s software in many ways is similar to the Prosecutor’s Management Information System (PROMIS) stolen software Main Core and may be the next evolution in that code, which allegedly predated PRISM. In 2008, Salon.com published details about a top-secret government database that might have been at the heart of the Bush administration’s domestic spying operations. The database known as “Main Core” reportedly collected and stored vast amounts of personal and financial data about millions of Americans in event of an emergency like Martial Law.”

Trump Considering Blockade of Venezuelahttps://www.rt.com/news/465610-venezuela-us-blockade-trump/ – “Trump made the off-hand remark, which may mean tons of additional hardship for the people of crisis-hit Venezuela, after he was asked by a reporter at the White House lawn if he has been considering a blockade or a quarantine of the Latin American country, ‘given the amount of foreign involvement from Russia, China, and Iran.’.. ‘Yes, I am,’ the US president responded, without elaborating. The curt response prompted the journalist to ask again, only for Trump to triple down: ‘Yes, I am. Yes. Yes, I am.’ ”

US planning to roll out peace plan at meeting with Arab leaders – report – Israeli paper says invitations to be extended by Kushner during Middle East trip this week, Netanyahu helped plan conference but unlikely to attend – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-planning-to-roll-out-peace-plan-at-meeting-with-arab-leaders-report/ – “The United States is reportedly planning a conference with Arab leaders at Camp David, during which US President Donald Trump will roll out his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace… Invitations to the conference will be extended by Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, as he visits Israel and the Middle East this week to drum up support for the plan, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Wednesday… US officials have previously stated the plan would not be released until after the Israeli elections… According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped plan the meeting, which could be a boon to his reelection hopes.”

‘Pentagon doesn’t want advice of American people’: US stops tracking who controls Afghan territories (3 min) – Comment: Wars to be kept secret from the American people paying the bills, whom Trump identifies with “the enemy.”

5800 Fake Families Found at Border – Children Brought Across Border to Feed Sex Trafficking Networks – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/5800-fake-families-found-at-border-children-brought-across-border-to-feed-sex-trafficking-networks/ – Rogers says that because the demand is so great in the U.S., traffickers are filling that demand with an increased supply of forced sex workers… ‘So the demand here in the United States is a global one,’ he said. ‘We do have men traveling the globe to go to places like Thailand and other places in East Asia to purchase sex with kids. But, in fact, the demand is so great that the supply has needed to be filled here in the United States.’.. ‘Because of the demand, then these traffickers are filling that demand with supply. And the demand is so great here in the United States that they’re filling the supply with our very own kids,’ Rogers continued. (Source.).. The problem of child sex trafficking should be a non-partisan issue, and the corporate “mainstream” media needs to stop portraying the problems with children at the borders as a problem with separating children from their parents.”

Refusing to be Silent, Parents Come Forward to Describe How their Children Suffered Painful Deaths After Being Vaccinatedhttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/refusing-to-be-silent-parents-come-forward-to-describe-how-their-children-suffered-painful-deaths-after-being-vaccinated/ – “California Medical Doctor Sues Medical Board Over Intimidating Doctors Who Write Vaccine Medical Exemptions – He recently asked for parents who had children that died as a result of vaccines to email him their stories, and then another California doctor, Dr. Robert Rowen, who has a large following on Facebook, published their stories today… Dr. Rowen commented that these stories brought him to tears, and warns his readers that they may also have the same effect on them… We reproduce these stories here for greater public awareness, and to make sure their voices are not silenced by the Social Media tech giants… There are common themes in many of these tragic stories where once healthy and normal children deteriorated in health after receiving vaccines, and then died… From child protective services (CPS) threats against parents who question vaccines and risk losing their children if they do not comply, to doctors who refuse to admit vaccines cause harm and therefore will not treat vaccine injuries, these testimonies show that we are facing a real crisis and tragedy in the U.S. today when it comes to vaccine policy… These are among the few and brave parents who will not be silenced, risking their reputations and careers to tell their stories publicly in a country now ruled by medical tyranny.”

U.S. Preparing Militant Sabotage Groups To Attack Syrian Oil Infrastructure: Russiahttps://southfront.org/u-s-preparing-militant-sabotage-groups-to-attack-syrian-oil-infrastructure-russia/ – “The US is preparing militant sabotage groups that would be tasked with attacks on Syrian oil infrastructure, the Russian Defense Ministry warned on July 29. According to reports, such groups have been spotted in the areas of al-Suwayda, al-Bukamal and Palmyra… Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Department Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said that the US is training around 2,700 miltiants of Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra and other militant groups. US-trained sabotage groups are being deployed in the government-held areas to destabilize the situation there… The Russian side added that the situation is also tense in the Idlib de-escalation zone. According to Col. Gen. Rudskoi, at least 500 members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham were deployed from the northern part of the zone to southern Idlib.”

Orwellian Own-Goal: Finland’s ‘Fake News’ Training Children to Believe Only Mainstream Propaganda – by Patrick Henningsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/07/29/orwellian-own-goal-finlands-fake-news-training-children-to-believe-only-mainstream-propaganda/ – “Toivanen then said something that’s been becoming and more apparent – the targets of propaganda need to taught from very young age to only believe the Western propaganda, any other kind is inherently wrong and evil, but the US-fabricated one can’t possibly be fake news… ‘It’s not just a government problem, the whole society has been targeted. We are doing our part, but it’s everyone’s task to protect the Finnish democracy,’ Toivanen said, before adding: ‘The first line of defense is the kindergarten teacher.’.. At the French-Finnish School of Helsinki, a bilingual state-run K-12 institution, training children to spot any alleged attempt by Russia to influence their fragile minds is taken quite seriously.”

Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry – Unlike biotech tools adapted from nature, the invention was entirely conceived by humans and represents one of the few proteins made from scratch in the lab – by Nicoletta Lanese – https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/designer-protein-acts-as-a-switch-for-cellular-circuitry-66200 – “In their demonstrative studies, the researchers used LOCKR to trigger cell death, degrade specific proteins, and direct the movement of materials through living cells. Individual LOCKR proteins can also be connected to form circuits, systems able make changes within the cell in response to internal and external stimuli. The researchers first tested their tool in yeast, then successfully designed a modified version that works in lab-grown human cells… ‘It signals the dawn of de novo designer proteins,’ says Ahmad Khalil, a biomedical engineer at Boston University who was not involved in the research, in an interview with The Washington Post. De novo proteins, designed start to finish by humans, may carry advantages over repurposed natural proteins. While naturally occurring proteins may serve multiple functions and work via different mechanisms, synthetic proteins can be built to do just one thing. LOCKR, which counts among the first de novo proteins ever invented, can only function as a molecular switch.”

The Alternative Media Can Defeat the Mainstream Media – Here’s the Game Plan – by Ron Unz – https://russia-insider.com/en/media-criticism/alternative-media-can-defeat-mainstream-media-heres-game-plan/ri23703Another wonderful article from the inimitable Ron Unz

5 of the Most Important Use Cases for Cryptocurrency – by Kai Sedgwick – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/5-of-the-most-important-use-cases-for-cryptocurrency.html – “Crypto assets have come a long way since Bitcoin. What started out as a P2P payment system has spawned an array of use cases that extend far beyond the original designation of cryptocurrency. While the primary function of crypto assets such as ETH and BTC is a matter of some debate, what’s indisputable is that digital currencies can now be used for more than merely paying for goods and services. Here are five use cases for crypto assets that demonstrate the extent of the fintech revolution taking place. – ● Use Case 1: Digital Cash; ● Use Case 2: Programmable Money; ● Use Case 3; Collateral; ● Use Case 4: Governance; ● Use Case 5: Collectibles.”

Mom seeks Supreme ruling on minor son’s sex change against her willhttps://www.wnd.com/2019/07/mom-seeks-supreme-ruling-on-minor-sons-sex-change-against-her-will/ – “A mother whose juvenile son was assisted in sex-change procedures by authorities in Minnesota against her wishes is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case… The Thomas More Society on Wednesday asked the high court to review the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling affirming the decision by county officials to shepherd the boy through a sex change… The petition to review Anmarie Calgaro v. St. Louis County contends Calgaro’s due process rights were trampled when the county and its referred health providers ended her parental control over her minor son without her permission or a court order… Erick Kaardal, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, said Calgaro’s right to supervise her child’s welfare, educational and medical care decisions were ripped away by St. Louis County authorities without even parental notice.”

THE OBAMA SHOE-BANGING MOMENT ON THE UKRAINE FRONT – DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WERE PLANNING TO START WAR WITH RUSSIA AFTER MH17 WAS SHOT DOWN – by John Helmer – http://johnhelmer.net/the-obama-shoe-banging-moment-on-the-ukraine-front-dutch-and-australian-troops-were-planning-to-start-war-with-russia-after-mh17-was-shot-down/ – “According to Dutch sources, the military plan of attack was aborted when Germany refused to participate directly, or allow its bases and airspace to be used. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the Dutch were pulling their troops out of the plan on July 27. He said at the time: “Getting the military upper hand for an international mission in this area is, according to our conclusion, not realistic.” That was ten days after the MH17 crash. But Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his cabinet continued, Brown and his sources reveal, to plan the operation with the US for another 10 days… The cover story, according to the Telegraaf, was “to ensure the 23 Dutch crash investigators and 40 unarmed military police officers can do their job.” The real objective, according to one of Telegraaf’s sources, was: “if our commandos are there, they should certainly try to arrest those responsible. [Russian] Colonel Igor the Terrible Girkin [Strelkov] and his associates.” For background on Girkin’s role in Russian plans and operations in eastern Ukraine, read this… The Dutch newspaper didn’t reveal the Dutch troops would be deployed alongside the 3,000-man Australian force, and that the German command of Division Schnelle Kräfte would also be involved. Telegraaf claimed the operation was “not expected at the NATO headquarters in Brussels”, although it had been presented to ‘the authorities in Kiev before the green light [was given] and cooperation promised.’.. The Dutch newspaper didn’t reveal the Dutch troops would be deployed alongside the 3,000-man Australian force, and that the German command of Division Schnelle Kräfte would also be involved.”

MH17 Evidence Tampering Revealed by Malaysia – The Dutch Covered-Up Forged Telephone Tapes, Ukraine Hid Radar Records – The FBI attempted to seize black boxes, and witness testimony was misreported – by John Helmer – https://russia-insider.com/en/mh17-evidence-tampering-revealed-malaysia-dutch-covered-forged-telephone-tapes-ukraine-hid-radar – “A new documentary from Max van der Werff, the leading independent investigator of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster, has revealed breakthrough evidence of tampering and forging of prosecution materials; suppression of Ukrainian Air Force radar tapes; and lying by the Dutch, Ukrainian, US and Australian governments. An attempt by agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to take possession of the black boxes of the downed aircraft is also revealed by a Malaysian National Security Council official for the first time.”

Child trafficking CPS agencies now using “predictive analytics” to decide which children to kidnap – by Ethan Huff – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-07-28-cps-agencies-now-use-predictive-analytics-to-kidnap-children.html – “Because of this, parents need to be extra careful when reaching out to state officials for anything involving their children, as one wrong move could land them on the “pre-criminal” list, making them ripe targets for illicit child abduction by CPS agents… ‘So listen-up ‘at-risk’ new mothers: In the world of predictive analytics, the fact that you reached out for help when you needed it and accepted assistance on how to be better parents isn’t a sign of strength – it’s a reason to consider you suspect, and make it more likely that your children will be taken away,’ LaPoint warns… ‘The campaign for predictive analytics is led largely, though not exclusively, by the field’s worst extremists – those who have been most fanatical about advocating a massive increase in the number of children torn from everyone they know and love and consigned to the chaos of foster care – and also by those most deeply ‘in denial’ when it comes to the problem of racial bias in child welfare,’ she adds.”

Please Get This Out – by Anna Von Reitz – http://www.paulstramer.net/2019/07/please-get-this-out.html – “Their present assumption — that we are all either Fourteenth Amendment “citizens of the United States” amounts to a claim that our country and government no longer exists and that we are all Negro Plantation slaves and public property– or “Enemy Combatants” in commercial mercenary wars that are over a century old –cannot be allowed to stand… We rebut the Enemy Combatant claim by taking our exemption under Title 50 Section 7 (c) and (e)… And we rebut the enslaved Negro Fourteenth Amendment “Citizen” claim as we see fit. The so-called “Amendment” is in fact a corporate By Law adopted by a Scottish Commercial Corporation merely doing business as “The United States of America, Inc” (1868 charter) and that corporation has been defunct since 1907 — so the most appropriate response is to to say, ‘What are you idiots even talking about? What “Fourteenth Amendment? Whose “Fourteenth Amendment”? That corporation was a foreign fraud and has been defunct since 1907.’ ” – Comment: I’d like to see links to substantiating evidence posted with Anna’s articles…

Report: Vast Majority Of Yemen Civilian Deaths Due To US Coalition Bombings (13 min) – by Ryan Cristian, The Last American Vagabond – https://youtu.be/Noz9JB9MEZgVideo is “Age Restricted” (!?)

No One Is Safe: How Saudi Arabia Makes Dissidents Disappear – The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi was no aberration. A Vanity Fair investigation reveals how Saudi Arabia attempts to abduct, repatriate—and sometimes murder—citizens it regards as enemies of the state – by Ayman M. Mohyeldin – https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/how-saudi-arabia-makes-dissidents-disappear – “Recently, bin Farhan, who rarely grants interviews to Western reporters, had incensed the kingdom’s leaders with his calls for human rights reforms—an unusual grievance for a Saudi prince. What’s more, he spoke openly of his desire to establish a political movement that might eventually install an opposition leader, upending the kingdom’s dynastic rule… As we sat over coffee, he relayed a story that at first sounded innocuous. One day in June 2018, his mother, who lives in Egypt, called him with what she thought was good news. The Saudi Embassy in Cairo had contacted her, she said, and had a proposal: The kingdom wanted to mend relations with the prince and was willing to offer him $5.5 million as a goodwill gesture. Since bin Farhan was struggling financially (reportedly due, in part, to a dispute with the ruling family), his mother welcomed this chance for a reconciliation. But as tempting as the overture was, he claimed he never considered it seriously. And when he followed up with Saudi officials, he realized the deal had a dangerous catch. They had told him he could collect his payment only if he personally came to a Saudi embassy or consulate. That immediately set off alarm bells. He declined the offer.”

For the Week of 7/22/19:

NYT: The Tables Have Turned — Time To Investigate The FBI, Steele And The Rest Of The ‘Witch Hunters’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-21/nyt-tables-have-turned-time-investigate-fbi-steele-and-rest-witch-huntersAmazing, detailed article from Zero Hedge

IF HE IS ALLOWED TO TESTIFY, BIG NAMES ARE GOING TO PRISON FOR LIFEGREAT edition of the SGT Report re: Fallout from the Mueller investigation and the potential role Julian Assange can have as things develop.

The Real Reason The Propagandists Have Been Promoting Russia Hysteria – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/07/27/the-real-reason-the-propagandists-have-been-promoting-russia-hysteria/Possibly the most tightly focused and effective article Caitlin has written to-date. And that’s saying something.

“The Media Is Reluctant to Report Israel Boasts of Killing Iranians” – by Philip M. Giraldi – https://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/3343-tzachi-hanegbi-boasts-killing-iranians.html – “It is rare that a high official in a government will admit that his country has been killing foreigners without any declaration of war or being subjected to an imminent threat, but that is exactly whatIsraeli Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi has done recently, boasting on a Sunday morning talk radio show that ‘Israel is the only country in the world that has been killing Iranians for two years now.’.. What is astonishing is that Minister Hangebi does not perceive the implications of the Israeli government’s apparent willingness to kill Syrians on the ground by intent and also as collateral damage even though it is not at war with Damascus. It does so with the stated objective of killing Iranians even though it is also not at war with Iran. It is, to state it succinctly, several war crimes tied up in one package and it would make the Jewish state uniquely a rogue among nations but for the fact that the United States has done the same sort of thing with cruise missile strikes in Syria, though not in as sustained a fashion as have the Israelis.”

10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS – by Jamie Redman – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/10000-american-cryptocurrency-owners-will-receive-warning-letters-from-the-irs.html – “On July 26, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the tax agency has started sending letters to American cryptocurrency owners advising them to pay their taxes. According to the organization, three types of letters will be sent to more than 10,000 taxpayers by the end of August. The news follows the recent IRS taskforce slide that shows alarming recommendations on how tax agents should investigate digital currency users… Through Compliance Efforts the Internal Revenue Service Has Collected 10,000 Names: The IRS media room has published a press release explaining that the government tax agency plans to send letters to Americans who own digital currencies. The organization’s announcement, published on Friday, says that the letters will be sent to taxpayers who have participated in virtual currency transactions or otherwise did not report past transactions properly. The IRS calls the letters of recommendation “educational” and started sending the notices last week. Through IRS “compliance efforts,” the tax agency has obtained the names of more than 10,000 Americans who will receive this correspondence.”

Why the Canadian Government Is Confronting Venezuela – by Arnold August – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Why-the-Canadian-Government-Is-Confronting-Venezuela-20190718-0006.html – “A few days after Chavez’s 2013 death the Globe and Mail’s ‘Report on Business’ published a front-page story about Scotiabank’s interests in Venezuela, which were acquired just before his rise to power. It noted: ‘Bank of Nova Scotia [Scotiabank] is often lauded for its bold expansion into Latin America, having completed major acquisitions in Colombia and Peru. But when it comes to Venezuela, the bank has done little for the past 15 years – primarily because the government of President Hugo Chavez has been hostile to large-scale foreign investment.’.. These considerations no doubt explain why the Trudeau government has been involved in Donald Trump’s attempted coups against Venezuela. Canada is also spearheading the economic sanctions imposed on the country, which recent studies have termed genocidal. Indeed, US-Lima Group policy represents a declaration of war, even though there has yet to be any military intervention as such… Is this the only way Canada can defend the interests of its companies in Venezuela? Surely not. There must be much more “Canadian” approaches that it can draw upon.”

USDA Opens the Door to New Untested, Unlabeled GMOs – by Pat Thomas – https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/usda-opens-door-untested-unlabeled-gmos – “On June 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed to overhaul longstanding regulations governing genetically modified organisms (GMO). The proposed new rule would revise the agency’s current method for regulating genetically modified plants, and would exclude newer so-called “gene-edited” GMOs… In a statement, the USDA said the new rule came ‘in response to advances in genetic engineering.’.. A week later, in the political equivalent of a one-two-punch, President Trump bolstered the USDA’s proposal by signing an executive order directing the USDA, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, to “streamline” GMO regulations in the U.S. for agricultural biotechnology, including for genetically modified livestock and seeds… The full import of these two moves, and specifically the threat that they represent to consumer freedom, is only just starting to sink in—and the need for consumer action has become urgent. Contact the USDA here.

Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall – by Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño – https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/indepth/under-brazils-far-right-leader-amazon-protections-slashed-and-forests-fall/ar-AAEYI9M – “BRASÍLIA — The destruction of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil has increased rapidly since the nation’s new far-right president took over and his government scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining… Protecting the Amazon was at the heart of Brazil’s environmental policy for much of the past two decades. At one point, Brazil’s success in slowing the deforestation rate made it an international example of conservation and the effort to fight climate change… But with the election of President Jair Bolsonaro, a populist who has been fined personally for violating environmental regulations, Brazil has changed course substantially, retreating from the efforts it once made to slow global warming by preserving the world’s largest rain forest.”

Israel attacks protesters in newly demolished Jerusalem areahttps://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190727-israel-attacks-protesters-in-newly-demolished-jerusalem-area/ – “Israeli occupation forces yesterday attacked Palestinian protesters in the Wadi Al-Hummus neighbourhood of the occupied Jerusalem town of Sur Baher, Ma’an reported… The protesters gathered on both sides of the illegal Israeli Separation Wall and held Friday prayers in the area to show solidarity with its residents who saw 100 residential units razed this week in what rights groups have described as Israel’s “biggest crime of ethnic cleansing since 1967”… Head of the Committee of Wadi Al-Hummus, Hamada Hamada, said occupation forces attacked Palestinian protesters with gas canisters and rubber bullets, protesters had problems breathing as a result… Mohamed Abu-Teir, member of the committee, said that the Israeli occupation attacked the Palestinian homes adjacent to the Separation Wall, causing many casualties among women and children.”

Technocrats and Neocons Respond to the Polar Silk Road – by Matthew Ehret – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/07/03/technocrats-and-neocons-respond-to-the-polar-silk-road/ – “These three bills combined threaten to devastate the Canadian economy which heavily relies on resource development (especially since its manufacturing sector has been so viciously hollowed out over the course of 25 years of NAFTA outsourcing). Already, Alberta which is a hub of the Canadian Yellow vest movement, is on fire with thousands protesting the shutdown of employment and economic potential under the ideologically driven craze to “stop global warming” (which has a lot more to do with stopping Russia and China than many would care to admit). The beleaguered Trudeau/Freeland government which faces collapse in the upcoming October elections has now found itself in a paradoxical situation of 1) needing to resist the growth policy driven by the Russia-China alliance on the one side while 2) needing to appease the flames of mass revolt within the country on the other side… For this reason, Trudeau also approved the Trans Mountain pipeline project which has been on the rocks for several years. The project will increase oil and natural gas output from Alberta to 890 000 barrels/day by connecting a pipeline from Edmonton Alberta to Burnaby, BC… The Trudeau/Freeland green regime have justified this paradoxical decision by claiming that all profits from the pipeline will now be used to fund Canada’s transition to a zero-growth green energy infrastructure grid which will ironically prohibit all such major projects from ever being built again. If it sounds absurd, that is because all empires committed to a policy of Malthusian depopulation must somehow balance an agenda of killing human cattle on the one side while keeping those cattle happy enough to vote into power those political operatives assigned to cull the herd.” (emphasis added)

How Government Agencies Make Criminals of Crypto Traders – by Graham Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/how-government-agencies-make-criminals-of-crypto-traders.html – “A New Jersey man has been indicted this week for converting over $2 million to bitcoin and operating a private exchange business not registered with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. According to a July 24 press release by the U.S. Attorney’s office, 46-year-old William Green could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. Green isn’t alone. With tighter and tighter crypto regulations being imposed worldwide, entrepreneurs, small startups, and even unsuspecting hobbyists are being indicted and threatened by the “crypto cop” dragnet.”

US Blocks UN Vote Condemning Israeli Demolition of Palestinian Homes – by Patrick Hennigsen – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/07/27/us-blocks-un-vote-condemning-israeli-demolition-of-palestinian-homes/ – “The United States blocked an attempt to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said… Citing 17 Palestinians who would be displaced by the destruction, UN officials had called on Israel to halt the plans. But Israel continued, saying the 10 apartment buildings it demolished on Monday had been built illegally, and posed a threat to Israeli armed forces along the occupied West Bank. Most of the homes were still under construction.” – Comment: Imagine if the Israelis ruled the world.

Time Runs Out on Operation Ukraine – by Tom Luongo – https://theduran.com/time-runs-out-on-operation-ukraine/ – “For the first few months of his presidency Zelensky has sent mixed signals as to what he intends to do on the world stage. He’s offered to meet with Putin, who then asked saliently, ‘to what end?’.. He’s tried to pull back on the conflict only to see the shelling continue and, at times, intensify… Zelensky is dealing with the same kind of bureaucratic revolt against change that Donald Trump has dealt with. In fact, it’s the same people running the both shows… If there was one thing that has become glaringly obvious over the past three years it is that the coup attempt by the bureaucracy against Trump it is that much of it was cooked up in Ukraine under the dutiful eye of former President Poroshenko.”

Vanity Fair: ‘Prominent Republicans’ Think Jeffrey Epstein ‘Was A Mossad Agent’ – by Chris Menahan – http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60510 – “Epstein remained a fixture in elite circles even after he was a registered sex offender. A few years ago, for example, he was a guest at a dinner in Palo Alto hosted by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman for the MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden. At the dinner, Elon Musk introduced Epstein to Mark Zuckerberg… One source who’s done business with Epstein told me that Epstein’s 21,000-square-foot townhouse on East 71st Street welcomed a steady stream of the Davos crowd in the past decade. The source said Bill Gates, Larry Summers, and Steve Bannon visited the house, which has been called one of the largest private residences in Manhattan. “Jeffrey collected people. That’s what he did,” the source said. Gates and Summers did not respond to requests for comment.”

Top University Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of “Technical Flaws” In Pre-Crime Police Systems – by Nicholas West – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/top-university-artificial-intelligence-experts-warn-of-technical-flaws-in-pre-crime-police-systems.html – ” A new paper released by MIT entitled “Technical Flaws of Pretrial Risk Assessments Raise Grave Concerns” has been signed by some of the highest level university experts in the field of A.I. and law… Despite this very esteemed panel of mainstream contributors, their concerns about the current state of artificial intelligence in law enforcement and the justice system align with those which readers of alternative media already would be quite familiar… The document is naturally filled with a bit of technical jargon and euphemistic language, but it’s still fairly concise at around 4 pages. Their main concerns appear in the Summary. My emphasis added.. ”

“Earnings Recession” Is Here – Big Companies All Over America Are Reporting Disastrous Financial Results – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/earnings-recession-is-here-big-companies-all-over-america-are-reporting-disastrous-financial-results.html – “If the U.S. economy really was “booming”, then corporate earnings would be rising. But that isn’t happening. In fact, we haven’t seen corporate earnings fall like this since the last recession. They fell during the first quarter of this year, and based on the results we have so far, it appears that corporate earnings will be down substantially once again in the second quarter. When corporate earnings drop for two quarters in a row, that is officially considered to be an “earnings recession”, and that normally occurs just before the overall economy plunges into recession territory. As things get tighter for our corporate giants, we should expect a lot more layoffs in the months ahead, and the unemployment rate should rise quite briskly. In other words, it looks like our economic problems are about to accelerate substantially.”

What does affordable housing have to do with climate change? – by Brianna Bilter – https://www.streetsensemedia.org/article/greenhouse-gases-gentrification-economic-segregation/#.XTteA0d7m02 – “There is broad consensus among the international scientific community that the need to address climate change is dire. The United Nations has set an urgent deadline of 2030 to implement global emission policies, warning that a perilous rise in global temperature will occur if they are not met… The advocacy group Greater Greater Washington and the D.C. Democratic Socialists of America organized a panel of academic and policy experts to identify how the District could meet these goals while also addressing its struggles with an affordable housing crisis and increasing inequality… ‘Environmentalists know transportation is the elephant in the room,’ Alex Baca, the housing program organizer for Greater Greater Washington, wrote in an article for Slate. ‘At first blush, the easiest way to attack that problem is to electrify everything, and that’s largely what the Green New Deal calls for.’ ” – Comment: “ The ‘broad consensus among the international scientific community’ exists only in the mind of Green New Dealers. Alternative energy drives prices UP, not down and housing prices go up! This is the polar opposite of what they claim.” –Patrick Wood, Technocracy.news

Chinese Bank With $100 Billion In Assets Is About To Collapse – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-25/chinese-bank-100-billion-assets-about-collapse – “We were right, because not even two months later, the second biggest bank on the list, Bank of Jinzhou has crawled in Baoshang’s foosteps and is about to be seized by the government…According to Reuters and Bloomberg, Bank of Jinzhou recently met financial institutions in its home Liaoning province to discuss measures to deal with liquidity problems, and in a parallel bailout to that of Baoshang, the bank was in talks to “introduce strategic investors” after a report that China’s financial regulators are seeking to resolve its liquidity problems sent its dollar-denominated debt plunging… Officials including those from the People’s Bank of China and China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission recently held a meeting with financial institutions in Bank of Jinzhou’s home province of Liaoning to discuss measures to resolve the lender’s liquidity issues, Reuters reported Wednesday… In response to market fears the bank issued a statement on Thursday that “currently, Bank of Jinzhou’s business operations are normal overall,” which however did not refer to its liquidity situation. ‘Recently, the bank’s board of directors and some major shareholders have been in talks with several institutions that wish to and have the ability to to become strategic investors’ adding that talks have been ‘going smoothly.’ ”

U.S. Is Building New Large Base With Airstrip In Northwestern Syriahttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-building-new-large-base-with-airstrip-in-northwestern-syria/ – “The US-led coalition is building a new large base with an airstrip near the northern Syrian town of al-Darbasiyah next to the Turkish border… A delegation of the US-led coalition, accompanied by SDF commanders, inspected the Tabqa airbase in Raqqa, last month. Back then, opposition sources said that the coalition is planning to deploy troops and helicopters there… Earlier this year, President Donald Trump backed down from his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria. These new reports suggest that the U.S. is now working to step up its military presence in the war-torn country.”

Ukraine’s SBU Detained Russian Tanker Allegedly Involved In Kerch Strait Incidenthttps://southfront.org/ukraines-sbu-detained-russian-tanker-allegedly-involved-in-kerch-strait-incident/ – “The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) announced on July 25 that it had detained Russia’s Nika Spirit (Neyma) tanker at the port of Izmail. The SBU claimed that the tanker was used to block the movement of Ukrainian Navy ships during the Kerch Strait incident… The developments with the tanker demonstrate that the government of newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not going to provide a course really different from those of Petro Poroshenko.”

New MH17 Documentary Proves Beyond a Doubt that a Cover-Up Took Placehttps://southfront.org/new-mh17-documentary-proves-beyond-a-doubt-that-a-cover-up-took-place/– “The “official” narrative blames Russia for this tragedy, but it’s since been revealed through the new evidence and testimonies that active efforts involving a broad array of countries were undertaken from the get-go to paint Moscow as the culprit despite there being no facts whatsoever to back up that provocative claim… “MH17 – Call For Justice” sheds light on the dark truth of what happened immediately after the plane’s downing, with journalist John Helmer’s summary of the 28-minute-long documentary pointing out the key takeaways for those who don’t have the time to watch it in full.”

Russian Foreign Ministry Slams Facts Distortion By MSM In Response To UK Decision To Fine RThttps://southfront.org/russian-foreign-ministry-slams-facts-distortion-by-msm-in-response-to-uk-decision-to-fine-rt/ – “British media regulator Ofcom announced today its decision to impose a £200,000 fine on RT for what it referred to as serious failures to comply with broadcasting rules. Ofcom’s investigation found that RT “failed to preserve due impartiality” in seven news and current affairs programmes between March 17 and April 26, 2018. In its statement, the regulator voiced concern over the frequency of rule-breaking over a relatively short period of time… It is worth noting that the fine was not imposed by court order, although the legitimacy of the regulator’s claims against the television network should be ascertained under judicial review. The amount of the fine is also questionable, since it substantially exceeds fines imposed on other media outlets for hate speech and incitement to violence, while RT faces the subjective charge of insufficient impartiality.”

Pentagon Wants 16-Year-Old Kids to Fight the Empire’s Wars – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/pentagon-wants-16-year-old-kids-to-fight-the-empires-wars.html – “The Pentagon is desperate. Far too many millennials are criminals, so luring them in to become the latest crop of bullet stoppers for the state is a nonstarter… Solution? Recruit 16 year olds. Most have yet graduated to petty and violent crime, although a lot of them are in video game training for a future of violence and self-destructive stupidity… It’s not being widely reported in the media. Recruiters are ready to go after tenth-graders. They are itching to snag kids before they engage in a life of crime, or before they have fully mature brains (well, some of them) and decide to kill and be killed isn’t much of a career choice.”

Iran – Seizure of a British Tanker – more than Tit for Tat – by Peter Koenig – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51982.htm – “Backtracking to 4 July, when the British Royal Marines seized the Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Spanish waters, off the coast of Gibraltar, under the pretext that the super tanker was carrying oil destined for Syria which was under the EU’s sanction program. Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, denied that the oil was destined for Syria; did however not elaborate further… Spanish Foreign Minister, Mr. Josep Borrell, said that Washington informed Spain about the impending capture by the UK of the Iranian tanker in Spanish territorial waters. Spain could have said ‘no’ – but didn’t. Why not? Afraid of sanctions?.. The UK did the bidding of Washington against her own interests, because the UK was one of three EU countries – Germany, France and UK – who at least made appear as if they wanted to preserve their part of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Mind you, this is not for love of Iran, but pure business interest. Iran should be aware of that – meaning, Iran could be shot in the back at any time by the EU, by the very countries that try – or make appear they try – to circumvent the US sanctions… What happened on 4 July was an act of sheer piracy, nothing less. A crime on high seas which the west just tolerated. The vessel is still under British control, while the arrested crew has since been liberated. Aside from the fact that Iran’s capture of the British oil tanker may look like tit for tat – Iran acted fully legitimate, as it’s Revolutionary Guard is policing the Strait of Hormus for security of other ships sailing through the narrow passage.”

What Tulsi Gabbard’s caving in to the Israel Lobby really shows – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/what-tulsi-gabbards-caving-in-to-the-israel-lobby-really-shows/ – “A very wise friend of mine wrote this about why Gabbard had to cave in: ‘I told you she is a single issue politician. It’s about wars without end. Everything else is Realpolitik and nothing is more real than Zionists controlling the politics and legislation in Washington. She would have no hope of surviving the next round of laws. They are going to make anything “anti-Israel” equal “anti-Semitic” and that will be a crime like it is in France. She has high ideals on only a single issue. It’s a great issue. But you cannot count on a politician to be a noble warrior. Forget anyone doing the right thing all the time. She shines bright on one issue. If she was really wise or clever, she would have abstained. So, she is neither.’.. Again, I can only agree with him.”

Did UK, Zionist, and Soviet Spies Assassinate Several Top US Politicians after WW2? – by Ron Unz – https://russia-insider.com/en/did-uk-zionist-and-soviet-spies-assassinate-several-top-us-politicians-after-ww2/ri27488 – “Excluding the much larger number of less notable fatalities, here is a short list of six prominent Americans whose untimely passing during 1944-1949 surely evoked considerable relief within various organizations known for their ruthless tactics: ● Wendell Wilkie, lifelong Democrat nominated for President by the Republicans in 1940, Died October 8, 1944, Age 52, Heart attack. ● Gen. George Patton, highest-ranking American military officer in Europe, Died December 21, 1945, Age 60, Car accident. ● Harry Hopkins, FDR’s “Deputy President,” Died January 29, 1946, Age 55, Various possible causes. ● Harry Dexter White, Soviet agent who ran the Treasury under FDR, Died August 16, 1948, Age 55, Heart attack. ● Laurence Duggan, Soviet agent, Prospective Secretary of State under Henry Wallace, Died December 20, 1948, Age 43, Fall from 16th story window. ● James Forrestal, former Secretary of Defense, Died May 22, 1949, Age 57, Fall from 18th story window…. I do not think that any similar sort of list of comparable individuals during that same time period could be produced for Britain, France, the USSR, or China.”

Mayors call for new ‘Marshall Plan,’ federal resiliency office to fight climate change – A committee of 10 Democrats promised to continue studying climate change, holding more hearings and fostering partnerships with governments at all other levels as well as the private sector – by Chris Teale – https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/mayors-call-for-new-marshall-plan-federal-resiliency-office-to-fight-cli/558988/ – “Peduto said the plan would help every city and town left behind by the changing economy to create programs and jobs in renewable energy, build a cleaner economy and address the intersection of climate change and inequity… ‘What needs to happen is there need to be federal programs created that aren’t just looking at how much our carbon reduction is, but what the economic benefit will be, what the opportunities for employment will be, how this will help areas that have been left behind,’ Peduto said.”

“Electromagnetic Attack” Sparks Massive Blackouts Across Venezuela – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-22/electromagnetic-attack-sparks-massive-blackouts-across-venezuela-breaking-report – “Widespread power blackouts were first reported on Monday evening across 15 Venezuelan states and Caracas… Venezuelan information minister Jorge Rodrigues said an “electromagnetic attack caused the nationwide blackout” and power companies along with government officials, are in the process of restoring the nation’s power grid… Widespread power outages and no internet connectivity have occurred just before Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, is expected to launch nationwide anti-Maduro protests on Tuesday.”

How FDR Forced Japan to Attack Pearl Harbor While Lying About Trying to Avoid War – by J. Alfred Powell – https://russia-insider.com/en/how-fdr-forced-japan-attack-pearl-harbor-while-lying-about-trying-avoid-war/ri27491 – “A Second World War Navy radioman turned journalist, Robert Stinnett was in the National Archives in Belmont, California, researching a campaign-year picture book on George Bush’s South Pacific wartime navy career in aerial reconnaissance — George Bush: His World War II Years (Washington, D.C., Brassey’s, 1992) — and encountered unindexed duplicate copies of Pearl Harbor radio intercept records of Japanese Navy code transmissions — documentary evidence of what actually happened at Pearl Harbor and how it came about… After eight years of further research and a prolonged case at law under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain partial release of these materials, Stinnett published Day of Deceit (2000). A Japanese translation appeared within a year, understandably… Stinnett demonstrates, on the basis of extensive incontrovertible factual evidence and self-evidently accurate analysis that President Roosevelt oversaw the contrivance and deployment of a closely-guarded secret plan to goad the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor and monitor them while they did it.”

MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Provenhttp://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/mh17-turnabout-ukraines-guilt-now-proven – ” ‘In the film, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad Makhathia and the head of the Malaysian Government’s investigative team and Colonel Mohamad Sakri, director of the National Security Council, say that a 9,000-strong NATO contingent was ready to enter the Donbass.’.. Is this planned NATO incursion into eastern Ukraine perhaps the motive for the shoot-down of the plane by the Ukrainian government? It has been pointed out that the Russian speakers of Donbass had absolutely no motive for murdering all those innocent people. But when you consider the over 100,000 mostly innocent civilians killed by the US air armed forces in Iraq, and the hundreds of thousands of innocents killed by the Wahhabist killers imported by the US and its Saudi allies into Syria under the pretext of saving Syrians from the government they mostly trust and approve of, you can see that the US government has absolutely no concern for the life and limb of innocents and will manufacture evidence even if it means murdering people. Further, the fake Iraqi WMDs used as a casus belli and the unproven stories of Assad “poisoning his own people” as a pretext to fire on his installations show how underhanded and sneaky the US government and its allies are in their fabrication of “evidence” to indict those it deems adversaries.”

Greece’s New Government: Undoing the Damage of Years of Socialist Rule – by Maria Polizoidou – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14569/greece-undoing-damage – “The new government took office with an apparent sense of genuine purpose… The new government has transferred the handling of illegal immigration from the auspices of the Ministry for Migration Policy to that of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, treating the issue as a national-security threat… The Mitsotakis-led government is also reversing its predecessor’s course where foreign policy is concerned, stressing a desire to enhance Greek-American relations. One step in illustrating a closer alliance with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is the recognition of Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s transitional president in his battle against Nicolás Maduro. Another step is strengthening ties with Israel.” (emphasis added)

PA School Board Would Rather Put Kids In FOSTER CARE Than Take a Donation for Overdue Lunch Bills – by Daisy Luther – https://www.theorganicprepper.com/pennsylvania-school-overdue-lunch-bills/ – “Dozens of families opened the most shocking letter of their lives last week when the Wyoming Valley West School District, one of the poorest districts in the state, attempted to collect overdue lunch money tabs by threatening to have their children removed from the home if they didn’t pony up immediately… The letter was only sent to the “worst” offenders – meaning those whose children had a meal debt of $10 or more… ‘Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without a breakfast and/or lunch,’ the 200-word letter read. ‘This is a failure to provide your child with proper nutrition and you can be sent to Dependency Court for neglecting your child’s right to food. If you are taken to Dependency court, the result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care.’.. ‘The foster care system should never be viewed as a punitive agency or weaponized to terrorize children and families,’ said Luzerne County Manager David Pedri, who noted that county officials have asked the school district to stop using the language contained in the letter. (source)…Carmichael said Tuesday in a phone interview that his offer stands: ‘I’m just going to hold on and I’m going to continue to be optimistic and see if we can’t do something,’ Carmichael said. ‘Even if you’re a difficult person, we’re in. What can we do?’ (source)”

Attorney Arrested in Tennessee Refuses to be Gagged – How One Woman Dares to Take a Stand Against Child Kidnappings by CPS (w/video 55min) – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/attorney-arrested-in-tennessee-refuses-to-be-gagged-how-one-woman-dares-to-take-a-stand-against-child-kidnappings-by-cps/ – “Attorney Connie Reguli has done the nation a huge favor by exposing the rationale behind her criminal charges, and presenting her case publicly. She is doing all the “wrong” things for all the right reasons… Any attorney would advise their client not to “tip their hand” by laying out their legal argument ahead of time, giving their opponent an opportunity to prepare their case against their legal strategy, especially in a public forum… If you watch her video below, you will get a great overview of Constitutional law and how the current child welfare system operates almost entirely outside the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution… Attorney Reguli is putting her own personal freedom and safety aside to use this opportunity to educate the American public on the nationwide failures of a system ripping families apart and destroying the lives of America’s children… I am sure she is not unaware of the case just to the south of her, where Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith was found murdered in her home recently, cutting short her efforts to investigate abuses in the Child Welfare system… Reguli wants the nation to know why, for perhaps the first time in the U.S., a family law attorney was arrested and charged with criminal charges while representing her client in a family law matter.”

More Than 50 E-Scooters Pulled From Portland River – by Conor Cawley – https://tech.co/news/e-scooters-pulled-portland-river-2019-07 – “Vandalizing e-scooters, particularly throwing them into large bodies of water, is hardly new at this point. From Austin and Denver to Chicago and Nashville, citizens have thrown them into trash cans, traffic, and yes, rivers and lakes. The practice has become so commonplace, in fact, that you can find dozens of accounts on Twitter and Instagram dedicated to their destruction… However you feel about e-scooters, it’s safe to say that petty vandalism is hardly the best way to go about expressing those feelings. In fact, considering one of the primary complaints against e-scooters is that they clutter up the city, throwing them, breaking them, and submerging them in water only serves to clearly exasperate that problem. So what’s the motive?” – Comment: Is it possible that Progressive Techno-Warriors just don’t get it when their futurist dreams cross over the line into other peoples’ lives? Here in Santa Cruz, we have Jump Bikes, only available to people with “smart phones” with Apps installed. Totally detestable, IMO.

For the Week of 7/15/19:

House of Representatives orders Pentagon to investigate whether ticks were once used as biological weapons – by Christina Maxouris – https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/17/politics/lyme-disease-amendment-investigation/index.html – “In an amendment passed last week, the House calls for the Defense Department’s Inspector General to look at whether any such experiments were done between the years 1950 and 1975… The amendment was introduced by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith who said he was inspired to write it by ‘a number of books and articles suggesting that significant research had been done at US government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Plum Island, New York, to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.’.. ‘If true, what were the parameters of the program? Who ordered it?’ Smith said during a debate for the amendment. ‘Was there any accidental release anywhere or at any time of any of the diseased ticks?’ ”

Trump Says US Shot Down Iranian Drone; Tehran Rejects Claim – by JT Crowe – https://moneyandmarkets.com/us-shoots-down-iran-drone/ – ” ‘Contrary to the false claim rooted in Trump’s illusions, all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz … have returned safely to their bases after completing their scheduled reconnaissance and patrol missions,’ Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said in a statement Friday.”

Spying on Julian Assange: UC Global, CNN and Russian Couriers – by Dr. Binoy Kampmark – https://southfront.org/spying-on-julian-assange-uc-global-cnn-and-russian-couriers/ – “Between December 2017 and March 2018, dozens of meetings between Assange, his legal representatives, and visitors, were recorded in daily confidential reports written by an assigned security team and submitted to David Morales, formerly of special ops of the marine corps of the Spanish Navy. The very idea of legal professional privilege, a fetish in the Anglo-American legal system, was not so much deemed non-existent as ignored altogether… The security firm tasked with this smeared-in-the-gutter mission was Spanish outfit UC Global SL, whose task became all the more urgent once Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno came to power in May 2017. The mood had changed from the days when Rafael Correa had been accommodating, one at the crest of what was termed the Latin American Pink Tide. Under Moreno, Assange was no longer the wunderkind poking the eye of the US imperium with cheery backing. He had become, instead, a tenant of immense irritation and inconvenience, a threat to the shift in politics taking place in Ecuador. According to El País, “The security employees at the embassy had a daily job to do: to monitor Assange’s every move, record his conversations, and take note of his moods.”

Cruelty Prompts Trump’s Deal of the Century in the Middle East – by Prof. Stuart Rees – https://www.globalresearch.ca/cruelty-prompts-trumps-deal-century-middle-east/5683734 – “Hidden in the offer to the Lebanese was the long-held Israeli view that by making Palestinians citizens of other countries – Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt – they could be made to disappear, and Lebanon could also be bullied. Home to 450,000 Palestinian and 1.5 million Syrian refugees, the Lebanese might welcome money, but they know that without politically just solutions to conflict, no economic initiatives could succeed… Like fraudulent advertising to increase prospective home owners’ interest, the Kushner deal was presented as the carrot to attract all prospective buyers, even though Palestine was not for sale. Bill Law in the Journal Middle East Eye says that as with other Trump frauds, the deal of the century was not meant to work. The purpose was to pretend peace until more land had been stolen, more checkpoints erected, more night raids made on Palestinians’ homes and more weapons tested over Gaza. Ghassan Khatib from the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre says, ‘Its purpose was to buy time, kick dust, shift blame and thereby guarantee permanent Israeli control of the West Bank.’ ”

Do People Realize They Are Creating Their Own A.I. Overlords? (44 min) – by Truthstream Media – This is part 2 of Aaron & Melissa Dykes’ “Intimacy with AI” series – Part 1: The Infallible AI “Oracle” and the Future of “One Shot” Answers – https://youtu.be/X78nm4haw-E

Moscow Becomes Next Target Of Coordinated Anti-Government Campaign Across Russia – https://southfront.org/moscow-becomes-next-target-of-coordinated-anti-government-campaign-across-russia/ – Anti-government rallies and campaigns that recently targeted several Russian cities do not seem to be very popular if one estimates the number of people that participate in them. They mostly involve a small anti-government part of the Russian society that do not link their future life with Russia as the state. However, they are well-coordinated and do have an active backging from pro-Western Russian-language media outlets. English-language mainstream media outlets also cover them time to time to promote the narrative that ‘the Russian population is against the Putin regime’… The interesting fact is that the very same group of media outlets is currently involved in providing support to the Russian ‘non-system opposition’ and other group of ‘activists’ mostly focused on blaming and shaming the Russian government under various pretexts. Most of these media outlets are directly or indirectly funded by the US government or entities and organizations linked with the Washington establishment. At the same time, to justify their anti-government stance, at least a part of them (like Meduza or The Bell) claims that they are the only ‘independent media’ in Russia. It remains unclear how it’s possible to be ‘independent’ when you are funded by some state agency.”

Palantir’s User Guide: Mass Surveillance Made Simplehttps://southfront.org/palantirs-user-guide-mass-surveillance-made-simple/Palantir has a top-secret user manual for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as well as law enforcement to secretly track families, Vice reported... The document can be found on Document Cloud, completely public, as per Vice. ‘Prior to going into details, it should be reminded that Palantir is famous as “the company that knows everything about you,” found by PayPala’s Peter Thiel with known connections to the CIA.’.. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan and Airbus, and dozens of other local, state, and federal agencies. It’s been described by scholars as a “secondary surveillance network,” since it extensively catalogs and maps interpersonal relationships between individuals… Any individuals, not those suspected to have committed a crime… What exactly Palantir does, how it does it and why comes down largely to speculation, but it is clear that since 2014 it has had contracts in the range between $41 to $51 million per year from ICE. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement was allowed access to Palantir’s tracking database and management software… VICE got access to the user manual through a Freedom of Information Act request.”

Guess Which Government Creates the Most Refugees in the World? – by Makia Freeman – https://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/which-gov-creates-most-refugees-in-world/ – The UN Report Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2018 is full of stats, but it doesn’t really tell you the reason for those stats. You can learn about the what but not the why. In the image above, taken from the report, we learn the top 5 nations from which people are fleeing. But why? The UN says it is due to conflict; to put it more bluntly, from war. So who’s initiating these wars?.. US Wars and Regime Change Operations Causing Most Refugees Ever: Out of these top 5 nations, the US has invaded and/or occupied 4 of them: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Somalia. Afghanistan has become infamous for US military waste (it was reported in 2013 that the US Army was to leave $7 billion in equipment behind there), not to mention brutality and ineffectiveness.”

For the Week of 7/8/19:

Boots on the Ground – Australian Delegation to Damascus debunks Fake Media – We came back to Sydney feeling truly humbled that we were so well received, and have seen the true spirit of the people of Syria – by Lou Louis MD – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/07/13/australian-delegation-to-damascus-debunked-fake-media/

Palantir’s Software For Fusion Centers Exposed In California FOIA – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/palantirs-software-for-fusion-centers-exposed-in-california-foia.html – According to DHS, “Fusion centers operate as state and major urban area focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between federal; state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT); and private sector partners” like Palantir. Further, Fusion Centers are locally owned and operated, arms of the “intelligence community,” i.e. the 17 intelligence agencies coordinated by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). However, sometimes the buildings are staffed by trained NSA personnel like what happened in Mexico City, according to a 2010 Defense Department (DOD) memorandum… Founded with early investment from the CIA and heavily used by the military, Palantir is a subcontracting company in its own right. The company has even been featured in the Senate’s grilling of Facebook, when Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell asked CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Do you know who Palantir is?” due to Peter Thiel sitting on Facebook’s board… Motherboard shows how Fusion Center police can now utilize similar technology to track citizens beyond social media and online web accounts with people record searches, vehicle record searches, a Histogram tool, a Map tool, and an Object Explorer tool. (For more information on each and the applicable uses see the Vice News article here.).. Police can then click on an individual in the chart within Gotham and see every personal detail about a target and those around them, from email addresses to bank account information, license information, social media profiles, etc., according to the documents.”

Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissionerhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Pens-Powerful-Response-to-UN-High-Commissioner–20190712-0004.html – ” ‘By injuring the truth of what happens in Venezuela, your Office has placed itself on the side of those who harm our people.’.. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people… President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. ‘The report presented by your Office to the Human Rights Council on 5 July has come to my notice. Its content is deeply harmful to the dignity of the Venezuelan people and the truth of the human rights situation in Venezuela. Unfortunately, it is quite clear that you DID NOT LISTEN TO VENEZUELA.’ ”

Proof That the Clintons Are Tied to Epstein, Cartels but the Fix Is In -No Justice for the Victims – by Dave Hodges – https://thecommonsenseshow.com/conspiracy-economics-tragedy/proof-clintons-are-tied-epstein-cartels-fix-no-justice-victims – “The Clinton ties become obvious as one delves into the details. As we know that CEMEX paid the Clintons $100 million, we can consider this to be a middle man fee paid to the Clinton Initiative, aka the right to do business, which is a common cartel practice in their version of pay to play. On the other side of CEMEX-Clinton association is Epstein. NXIVM tied into this central hub of sex trafficking as a result. Some of my sources have indicated that this is the largest business on the planet. It is bigger than nuclear arms production, drug sales and gun running. HSBC banks launders the money for these groups as revealed on the CSS by John Cruz, former HSBC Vice President… The names associated with this unholy operation are beginning to leak out as evidenced by excerpts from the following article…”

Maduro Pens Powerful Response to UN High Commissionerhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Pens-Powerful-Response-to-UN-High-Commissioner–20190712-0004.html – ” ‘By injuring the truth of what happens in Venezuela, your Office has placed itself on the side of those who harm our people.’.. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro penned on July 11th a powerful response to U.N. High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who accused the government of the Bolivarian Republic of killing nearly 7,000 people… President Maduro slammed these allegations from Bachelet, pointing out that these unfounded accusations were harmful to Venezuela and its people. ‘The report presented by your Office to the Human Rights Council on 5 July has come to my notice. Its content is deeply harmful to the dignity of the Venezuelan people and the truth of the human rights situation in Venezuela. Unfortunately, it is quite clear that you DID NOT LISTEN TO VENEZUELA.’ ”

Trump’s Huawei Reprieve Is a National Security Debacle – by Gordon G. Chang – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14534/trump-huawei-exemptions – “The concern is that the Chinese government and military will be able to use Huawei equipment to remotely manipulate devices networked on the Internet of Things (IoT), no matter where those devices are located. So, China may be able to drive your car into oncoming traffic, unlock your front door, or turn off or speed up your pacemaker… On Tuesday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross echoed earlier administration comments when he promised his department would only issue exemptions “where there is no threat to U.S. national security.” That sounds reassuring, but it is not possible to divide Huawei into threatening and non-threatening components. Huawei management can take profits from innocuous-looking parts of the business to support the obviously dangerous parts.”

Trump Continues Obama’s War On Whistleblowers, Arrests Another Alleged Intercept Source – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/trump-continues-obamas-war-on-whistleblowers-arrests-another-alleged-intercept-source-36c60a13f124 – ” ‘The Trump admin is on pace to shatter the record for the most prosecutions of journalistic sources,’ reads a statement by the Freedom of the Press Foundation. ‘Hale is at least the sixth alleged journalistic source charged by the Trump administration in just over two years in office. The Justice Department has previously indicated dozens more leak investigations are ongoing.’ ”

Bombshell Claim: Scientists Find “Man-made Climate Change Doesn’t Exist In Practice” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-11/scientists-finland-japan-man-made-climate-change-doesnt-exist-practice – ” ‘The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has discussed the impact of cloud cover on climate in their evaluations, but this phenomenon has never been considered in climate predictions due to the insufficient physical understanding of it,’ comments Professor Hyodo in Science Daily. ‘This study provides an opportunity to rethink the impact of clouds on climate. When galactic cosmic rays increase, so do low clouds, and when cosmic rays decrease clouds do as well, so climate warming may be caused by an opposite-umbrella effect.’.. In their related paper, aptly titled, “No experimental evidence for the significant anthropogenic [man-made] climate change”, the Finnish scientists find that low cloud cover “practically” controls global temperatures but that “only a small part” of the increased carbon dioxide concentration is anthropogenic, or caused by human activity.”

Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War – by Gareth Porter – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51893.htm – “Around the time Lieberman was introducing that resolution (in partnership with four Republican senators), Cheney proposed in a meeting with other senior officials if the United States obtained hard evidence of Iranian support for Shiite militias killing U.S. forces in Iraq, such as fighters or weapons crossing into Iraq from an IRGC base in Iran linked to that assistance, it should carry out a retaliatory attack on an IRGC base in Iran… Defense Department officials quashed the proposal, however, by demanding that Cheney’s staff explain how this military escalation would unfold, and how it would end, according to J. Scott Carpenter former deputy assistant secretary of state, in a 2008 interview with this writer. Cheney’s staff couldn’t provide satisfactory answers… When officials of the Trump administration claim that Iran is responsible for U.S. deaths in Iraq, they are following Dick Cheney’s playbook. As the Bolton-Pompeo team tries to steer the U.S. toward attacking Iran, it is important to draw that parallel to Cheney’s strategy, and understand the history behind this push for war.”

UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design – by Nino Pagliccia – https://www.globalresearch.ca/un-report-human-rights-venezuela-faulty-design/5682848 – “The headline of the New York Times said, “Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says.” Reuters said, ‘UN details Venezuela torture, killings to neutralize opposition.’ The Washington Post said, ‘UN: 5, 287 killings in Venezuela security operations in 2018.’.. The reaction of a typically unsympathetic media towards Venezuela is all too predictable, which makes all wonder if there was a second motive for the release of the report on this date and with this content… To be clear, the UNHCHR is an independent entity and its report [1] is not short on details of violations committed by the government of Venezuela. However, we must question the UNHCHR undiplomatic disclosure with uncorroborated facts. Not to imply that the UNHCHR should have hidden the facts it believed to be true, albeit alleged, but also balance those with many other facts that the government of Venezuela claims to have provided but were omitted in the report.”

NYT: US Middle Class Families Must Surrender Their Suburbs for ‘Poor Immigrants’ – New York Times calls for American middle class areas to be used for low income housingby Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/8082-nyt-us-middle-class-families-must-surrender-their-suburbs-for-poor-immigrants- – “The federal government should force suburban voters to sacrifice their houses’ value, give up their quiet schools, and their green neighborhoods so investors can build more homes for immigrants with cheaper rent, the NYT argues. The federal government is an irresistible force when it chooses to prioritize an issue,’ declares the July 7 editorial, titled ‘A New Approach on Housing Affordability.’.. ‘It is past time to prioritize the availability of affordable housing’ for immigrants, the article adds. After starting with a complaint about housing prices, the editorial fails to note the connection between mass-immigration and the soaring costs of living in the US.”

Alphabet’s plans to track people in its ‘smart city’ ring alarm bellshttps://www.cnn.com/2019/07/09/tech/toronto-sidewalk-labs-google-data-trust/index.html – “Last month, Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, released a 1,524-page report detailing plans for developing a portion of Toronto’s waterfront… The report, weighing more than 14 pounds, exhaustively detailed the perks of Alphabet’s vision, including streets without traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as inventive ways of dealing with harsh weather… But when it came to discussing the handling of people’s data, Alphabet offered only a handful of pages with few new details. Sidewalk Labs describes the creation of an independent agency to manage data collection agreements with companies and make sure the collection is beneficial for the community… Pedestrians walking in the neighborhood shortly after it launches will likely be tracked as they walk down streets, enter certain stores and spend time in parks… But it’s not just about the data that will be collected about any given visitor on day one. It’s the risks we don’t even know about yet, the ones that may accrue over time as data collection broadens and gets more powerful.”

“The Mood Is Pretty Hopeless”: Scene Outside Deutsche Bank Offices Evokes Lehman Collapse – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-09/scene-outside-deutsche-bank-offices-evokes-lehman-collapse – “At the end of the day, all of the frenzied whispers in the press about Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing’s sweeping restructuring hardly did it justice. Instead of moving slowly, the bank started herding hundreds of employees into meetings with HR, first in its offices in Asia (Hong Kong, Sydney), then London (which got hit particularly hard) then New York City… By some accounts, it was the largest mass banker firing since the collapse of Lehman, which left nearly 30,000 employees in New York City jobless. Although the American economy is doing comparatively well relative to Europe, across the world, DB employees might struggle to find work again in their same field.” – Comment: On the brighter side, maybe those guys are holding Dinar, Dong or Zimbabwe Dollars and are “Ready” for the Reset!

European association said to nix Jerusalem conference, fearing BDS pressure – Members resign in protest of cancellation by European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation; Israeli association calls move ‘startling, dishonorable’ – https://www.timesofisrael.com/european-association-said-to-nix-jerusalem-conference-fearing-bds-pressure/ – “In a letter sent to board members, Mike Slade said his decision came after several members complained about the location, and that he was trying to preempt the resulting outcry from boycott supporters, the report said, citing sources who had read the letter… Had he gone forward with the plans to hold the next conference in Israel, Slade contended, ENMESH’s work over the next two years would have been dominated by dealing with the controversy and the pressure from anti-Israel activists.”

Watch as Cops Taser, Pepper Spray Dad in Front of His Kids, for Filming – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/watch-as-cops-taser-pepper-spray-dad-in-front-of-his-kids-for-filming.html – “Once he began recording, an officer approaches Ramirez and tells him to “back away.”.. ‘You’re interfering with our crime scene. Back away,’ the officer says. But as the video appears to show, Ramirez is several feet away from the officers. Nevertheless, the officers approach him and physically attempt to push him back… ‘Don’t touch me,’ he says several times before the cops deploy tasers… ‘You’re making my kid cry,’ Morentin says as she and her children watch their father/husband get abused and kidnapped… “Daddy!” one of Ramirez’s children screams as they watch in horror… ‘Why are you doing that to him?’ a passenger asks… ‘Are you recording the whole thing?’.. ‘I’m recording everything,’ Morentin says… ‘What was he doing? He was recording. He wasn’t doing anything but recording,’ the passenger tells abusive cops as Ramirez lies on the ground in handcuffs.”

25 Senators in Secret Meeting With Jewish Leaders to Plot Strategy Against Growing Anger Over Influence of Jewish Elites – Who is representing the American people in this secret conclave with pro-Israel groups? – by Philip Giraldi – https://russia-insider.com/en/25-senators-secret-meeting-jewish-leaders-plot-strategy-against-growing-anger-over-influence-jewish – “The meeting was by design not a public event, and, to a certain extent, it was a secret. Its time, place, and participants were not announced, and it was only reported at all in the Israeli and Jewish media. According to after-the-fact coverage of the event by Alison Weir of the “If Americans Knew” website, even staffers in the congressional offices were not aware that the meeting was taking place… No statement was issued afterwards, but it is believed that the principal topic under discussion was how to contain and reverse pro- Palestinian sentiment among progressive Democratic voters, who, to the horror of the participants, actually have been embracing the possibility that Palestinians are human beings with plausibly the same rights as Israelis. A particular focus would have been the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which has become a growing force on college campuses and in progressive circles.”

Upcoming Election Pits East Ukraine Which Wants Peace, With West, Which Wants War – by John Helmer – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/upcoming-election-pits-east-ukraine-which-wants-peace-west-which-wants-war/ri27416 – “The author is the longest serving foreign correspondent covering Russia. He published his fascinating memoirs in December of 2018. They are full of insights into what has really been going on in Moscow over the past 30 years. RI wrote about it here. He is the author of 12 books, 3 of them about Russia.” – Very good article if you want more understanding about what’s going on in Ukranian society before the upcoming election.

UK Marks Media Freedom Conference By Banning RT, Sputnik From Ithttps://southfront.org/uk-marks-media-freedom-conference-by-banning-rt-sputnik-from-it/The British government just banned Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik from from attending a media freedom conference in London this week… ‘We have not accredited RT or Sputnik because of their active role in spreading disinformation,’ the Foreign Office said in a statement… Around 1,000 reporters, journalists, and members of civil society as well as 60 government ministers are set to be at the two-day Global Conference for Media Freedom. Nonetheless, RT and Sputnik did not receive accreditation becase of their alleged role in “spreading disinformation.”.. ‘It takes a particular brand of hypocrisy to advocate for freedom of press while banning inconvenient voices and slandering alternative media; sadly, the world has learned to expect just that from the UK Foreign Office,’ RT said in a statement on the situation… The Russian Embassy in London described the move as a ‘direct politically motivated discrimination.’ It added that it had complained to the foreign office accusing it of conducting a ‘months-long smear campaign’ against RT…’What better illustration of the real situation with media freedom in the UK does one need? Yet the organizers of the Conference, as far as we understand, wish to discuss the situation with media freedom anywhere in the world, but not in this country,’ the Russian embassy said.”

Lendman: ‘Israel Redefines Chutzpah’ – by Stephen Lendman – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/07/10/lendman-israel-redefines-chutzpah/ – “In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem… According to the ICJ, ‘Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to economic and social development (and) have been established in breach of international law.’.. The ICJ also ruled against Israel’s Separation Wall, calling it illegal, ordering completed sections dismantled, and “all legislative and regulatory acts relating thereto” repealed or rendered “ineffective forthwith.”.. In its ruling, the ICJ mandated reparations for the ‘requisition and destruction of homes, businesses, and agricultural holdings (and) to return the land, orchards, olive groves, and other immovable property seized,’ obligating member states to reject the illegal construction and demand Israel comply with international law… Israel spurned the ruling, the way it treats all international law. Clearly it’ll dismiss other international court rulings against its actions, but they matter longterm — establishing a judicial record of Israeli lawlessness.”

Report: Alex Acosta Said He Was Told Jeffrey Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’ And ‘To Leave It Alone’ – by Chris Menahan – http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60461 – “After the one meeting with then-U.S. Attorney Acosta, where presumably “intelligence” was mentioned, the indictment was shelved and, instead, Epstein signed a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors… Epstein’s pals include heads of state, entrepreneurs, academics and research scientists, celebrities, and numerous beautiful women, notably Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell (né Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch). Robert Maxwell, head of the Mirror Group Newspapers, was alleged to be a Mossad agent by Seymour Hersh in his 1991 book on Israel’s nuclear program, The Samson Option. Maxwell denied the charge and sued Hersh for libel, but he died in November 1991, and the suit died with him. Hersh countersued and eventually received an apology and a settlement… This has led to the speculation that Ghislaine Maxwell has Mossad connections as well.”

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland – by Kurt Nimmo – https://www.globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957 – “Thus, we have come to expect over-the-top exaggeration by Netanyahu on Iran and its purported nuclear weapons program that has yet to be confirmed. His remark about the Iranians and Nazi Germany is intended to move the Europeans to impose strict sanctions. it was specifically crafted to exploit their history… Bibi and the Zionists have little concern for the energy needs of the Europeans. In 2017, EU nations imported 66.5 million barrels of crude oil, or (about 182,000) barrels per day, from Iran, according to Eurostat, the official news portal of the European Commission. Netanyahu, Donald Trump, and his gang of neocons would have Europe suffer for the sake of Israel.”

Jewish Elites Want to Make ‘Holocaust’ Brainwashing Mandatory in US Schoolshttps://russia-insider.com/en/jewish-elites-want-make-holocaust-brainwashing-mandatory-us-schools/ri27422 – “It refers to statistics found in the 2018 Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study which surveyed 1,350 Americans aged 18 and over and found 49 percent of millennials and 45 percent of adults couldn’t name a concentration camp or ghetto in Europe during the Holocaust. It also revealed that 41 percent of millennials think the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust was two million or less, rather than six million… ‘The Never Again Education Act’ would create a grant program run by the Department of Education to provide teachers with training and tools to teach students about the Holocaust ‘and the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society.’ ”

The Expanding Global Footprint of U.S. Special Operations (w/video 21min) – Written and Produced by SF Team – https://southfront.org/the-expanding-global-footprint-of-u-s-special-operations-3/ – “Not only has SOCOM fostered closer ties with the Department of State, but with the monolithic U.S. security apparatus as a whole. In an attempt to “be everywhere and know everything”, SOCOM has moved further away from its subordinate position in the Department of Defense, and pursued a more independent and unaccountable path, similar to that of the CIA or NSA, two organizations that it has increasingly worked closely with. SOCOM has even forged close ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, whose prevue is supposed to be limited to U.S. domestic crime investigations and the enforcement of federal laws… There should be some apprehension at both the Pentagon and in the halls of Congress, of the growing power of this new military within the military. In a constitutional republic that clearly delineates, compartmentalizes, and limits government power, the growth of a largely unaccountable, secretive and influential new military organization should be viewed as a threat to the very foundations of political and social order. A number of former special operations members have run for political office in recent years and won…. A strengthened SOCOM, deployed across the planet, establishing relationships with the foreign militaries of most of the world’s nations, and stationed in an ever growing number of U.S. embassies is a dream come true for the Deep State. There is little chance that SOCOM will reverse its course of expansion and accumulation of power at the expense of U.S. national security anytime in the immediate future. Just as the FBI, NSA and CIA have grown in power, influence and unaccountability since their creation, SOCOM seems poised to follow the same model to the detriment of the Republic that it was created to serve.” (emphasis added)

US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin – by The New Arab – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-call-german-troops-syria-angers-berlin/5682990 – “The US appeal comes after Trump has repeatedly urged Berlin to increase its defence spending, last month calling Germany “delinquent” over its contributions to NATO’s budget… But such criticisms have more often hardened resistance to forking out more on the military rather than loosening the country’s purse strings… Former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder told business newspaper Handelsblatt on Saturday that Trump wanted “vassals” rather than allies.”

Hong Kong artist criticizes China at the UN – Chinese delegates twice interrupt the singer’s speech at Human Rights Council in Geneva – by Kamaran Malik – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/article/hong-kong-artist-criticizes-china-at-the-un/ – “About 30 seconds into her speech, Chinese delegate Dai Demao interrupted her, pointing out to the council that her words violate the one-China principle in the UN Charter when she mentioned the city alongside China… When she continued her speech she said that the city’s people have been frustrated as China has been backtracking on its promise of “One country, two systems”, citing six lawmakers being disqualified, booksellers going missing and activists being jailed… Dai interrupted her again, saying that Ho was attacking the two systems principle and asked the council to stop her “insulting” speech… She concluded her speech by urging the Human Rights Council to arrange an emergency meeting for the protection of Hong Kong and to remove China from the council if it continued to disrespect and disregard human rights.”

Insects Are Dying Off in Europe in Apocalyptic Wildlife Omen, New Study Suggestshttps://sputniknews.com/science/201907011076115268-insects-dying-off-europe-apocalyptic-omen/ – Amateur German researchers have been collecting bugs in the industrial area along the Rhine for decades. Their findings, which have been independently verified by other scientists, suggest that the world may witness its worst die-off since the dinosaurs were wiped out. Scholars have confirmed that over 40 percent of insect species could vanish… The Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld, located in northern Germany near the Dutch border, has conducted research in the Rhine countryside which suggested that the total biomass dropped by drastic 76 per cent over the recent 30 years. The enthusiasts, who gathered over 80 million bugs and various insects, caught them with single traps over certain periods, putting every catch in a certain box… “Since 1982, the traps we manufacture ourselves have been standardised and controlled, all of the same size and the same material, and they are collected at the same rate at 63 locations that are still identical,” the society’s president Martin Sorg told the website Phys.org.”

Rescuing ‘Skripal Case’ Narrative: Bellingcat Comes With ‘Revelations’ On Another ‘GRU Officer’https://southfront.org/rescuing-skripal-case-narrative-bellingcat-comes-with-revelations-on-another-gru-officer/ – “A new speculation, released on June 28, claimed that there was evidence suggesting that a senior Russian military intelligence officer worked from a hotel in central London to coordinate the March 2018 ‘nerve agent attack’ against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal… The latest Bellingcat claims that the organization ‘identified a third GRU officer who travelled to London during the Salisbury poisoning operation under the cover identity of Sergey Fedotov.’.. ‘We established that his real name is Denis Sergeev, and that his rank was at no lower than colonel, and possibly Lt. General or Major General.’.. Do they really believe that a Russian intelligence operative would really particiapte in a secret cover mission to poison a former spy carrying own phone? (especially if his wife uses this phone to call him over personal things)”

Ukrainian Authorities Are Alarmed By New Grave Threat To National Securityhttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-authorities-are-alarmed-by-new-grave-threat-to-national-security/ – “Ukrainian authorities and security services are terrified by a new grave threat to the Ukrainian national security: a Russia-Ukraine TV link-up announced by Ukraine’s NewsOne TV channel and Russia’s Russia-24 TV channel… And this is not a joke… Earlier this week. NewsOne TV announced that it’s planning to host a TV link-up [“Need to Talk”] between Ukrainians and Russians to discuss the current situation and ‘non-political questions’ by ordinary people. This idea caused an outrage among the current Ukrainian political establishment and government-linked media organizations and activists… Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk reacted to the move by calling it a provocation and stressed that the government is ready to react. He also adviced his counterparts to not panicking over this… President Zelensky came with an emergency statement on the matter. In the video adress, Zelensky called it “dangerous” PR trick ahead of the snap elections to the Parliament. He added that TV link-ups between Ukrainian and Russian TV channels “during the war” are unacceptable. ”

Voices from Syria’s Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting – Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the ‘reality’ depicted by the Western press – by Eva Bartlett – https://www.mintpressnews.com/voices-syria-rukban-refugee-camp-media-reporting/260197/ – “A common theme emerged from the testimonies of those civilians: starvation as a result of jihadist control over aid and food supplies, and the public execution of civilians… Their testimonies echoed those of civilians in other areas of Syria formerly occupied by armed anti-government groups, from Madaya and al-Waer to eastern Aleppo and elsewhere… Despite those testimonies and the reality on the ground, Western politicians and media alike have placed the blame for the starvation and suffering of Syrian civilians squarely on the shoulders of Russia and Syria, ignoring the culpability of terrorist groups… In reality, terrorist groups operating within areas of Syria that they occupy have had full control over food and aid, and ample documentation shows that they have hoarded food and medicines for themselves. Even under better circumstances, terrorist groups charged hungry civilians grotesquely inflated prices for basic foods, sometimes demanding up to 8,000 Syrian pounds (US $16) for a kilogram of salt, and 3,000 pounds (US $6) for a bag of bread.”

RenTech Pulls Cash From Deutsche Bank As Insider Warns Of “Lehman-Style” Scene – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-05/expect-lehman-style-scenes-outside-deutsche-bank-offices-monday-mass-firings-begin – “…DB has been rocked by some unexpected news that could revive the sense of fear and panic that sent investors running for the exits back in 2016, when many believed a massive DoJ fine might sink the bank… Echoing a mini-bank run from late 2016 when hedge funds that cleared derivatives trades with the bank started withdrawing excess cash and positions held with the lender, Renaissance Technologies, the giant hedge fund that has been one of DB’s largest prime brokerage clients, has reportedly been taking money out of its prime brokerage accounts with the German lender over the past few months, according to people familiar with the move… According to Bloomberg, while the secretive quant fund giant remains a major client of Deutsche Bank, it has been quietly moving business to Barclays, Bank of America, and others, according to several sources who weren’t identified. Reps for both DB and RenTech declined to comment when approached by BBG reporters… Though some believe the job cuts will take place slowly over the course of the next year, one former MD told efinancialcareers that mass firings could happen as soon as Monday, when “Lehman-like” crowds might form outside the bank’s offices in London, New York City and elsewhere… ‘You could see Lehman-style scenes outside Deutsche Bank on Monday…It’s very sad what’s happening.’ ”

Goodbye Dollar, It Was Nice Knowing You! – by Philip Giraldi – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/07/04/goodbye-dollar-it-was-nice-knowing-you/ – “Trump has already been “threatening penalties against the financial body created by Germany, the U.K. and France to shield trade with the Islamic Republic from US sanctions.” The Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, Israeli Sigal Mandelker, warned in a May 7th letter that ‘I urge you to carefully consider the potential sanctions exposure of Instex. Engaging in activities that run afoul of US sanctions can result in severe consequences, including a loss of access to the US financial system.’.. It is perhaps not unreasonable to wish the Europeans success, as they are supporting free trade while also registering their opposition to the White House’s bullying tactics using the world financial system. And if the dollar ceases to be the world’s trade and reserve currency, what of it? It would mean that the Treasury might have to cease printing surplus dollars and the US ability to establish global hegemony on a credit card might well be impeded. Those would be good results and one might also hope that some day soon the United States might once again become a normal country that Americans would be proud to call home.” (emphasis added)

Navy arms destroyers with new high-powered laser, changes war tactics – by Kris Osborn – https://www.foxnews.com/tech/navy-arms-destroyers-with-new-high-powered-laser-changes-war-tactics – “Developers are now working on a handful of technical challenges known to make it difficult for mobile lasers to operate on certain platforms, without finding a way to accommodate large amounts of power. The Navy’s Program Manager for the Zumwalt-class destroyers, Capt. Kevin Smith, addressed this recently at Sea Air Space, explaining that a “power surge” is needed to operate lasers on ship… ‘For directed energy weapons you need a surge. There is technology we are looking at right now to assess how the ship can have the energy storage that would facilitate that surge capacity,’

“Pretty Please” – Trump Asked Iran To Allow Him To Bomb It – by Moon Of Alabama – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51886.htm – “Elijah Magnier reported that Trump had asked Iran to allow him to strike back, but was rebuffed: ‘According to well-informed sources, Iran rejected a proposal by US intelligence – made via a third party – that Trump be allowed to bomb one, two or three clear objectives, to be chosen by Iran, so that both countries could appear to come out as winners and Trump could save face. Iran categorically rejected the offer and sent its reply: even an attack against an empty sandy beach in Iran would trigger a missile launch against US objectives in the Gulf.’.. An Iranian general yesterday confirmed Magnier’s take (also here)… The Trump administration seems to have genuinely thought that Iran would not react to its ever tightening sanctions by exceeding the technical limits of the nuclear deal, which it now does. Back in November Secretary of State Pompeo opined that Iran would not do this: ‘Asked what the administration would do if the Iranians restart their nuclear program, Pompeo replied, ‘We’re confident that Iranians will not make that decision.’ ‘.. That was of course nonsensical. Why was Iran expected to stick to a deal it does not benefit from? Such wishful thinking has no base in reality.. ”

7 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know About the ‘Justice System’ – by Gary ‘Z’ McGee – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/07/08/7-things-youre-not-supposed-to-know-about-the-justice-system/

For the Week of 7/1/19:

IMO, a VERY important piece of work from James: The Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Big Tech Doesn’t Want You to Know (44 min) – by James Corbett – The 5G wars are wars for control of populations.

Crop Catastrophe In The Midwest – Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Indicates That A Nightmare Scenario Is Upon Us – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/crop-catastrophe-in-the-midwest-latest-usda-crop-progress-report-indicates-that-a-nightmare-scenario-is-upon-us – “The last 12 months have been the wettest in all of U.S. history, and this has created absolutely horrific conditions for U.S. farmers. Thanks to endless rain and historic flooding that has stretched on for months, many farmers have not been able to plant crops at all, and a lot of the crops that have actually been planted are deeply struggling. What this means is that U.S. agricultural production is going to be way, way down this year. The numbers that I am about to share with you are deeply alarming, and they should serve as a wake up call for all of us. The food that each one of us eats every day is produced by our farmers, and right now our farmers are truly facing a nightmare scenario… You can view the latest USDA crop progress report right here. According to that report, corn and soybean production is way behind expectations.”

Saudi Arabia taking Iranian oil tanker ‘hostage‘ – https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/07/04/600099/Iran-saudi-oil-tanker-happiness-ransom-hostage – “Iranian officials have warned Saudi Arabia against holding an oil tanker “hostage,” describing it as an “illegal seizure” and a case of “ransom-seeking” aimed at gaining concessions from Iran… On May 2, Saudi Arabia announced its coast guard had rescued a distressed Iranian oil tanker, named Happiness I, with 26 on board off the Red Sea port of Jeddah, after it faced ‘engine failure and the loss of control.’.. Two months on, despite being fixed, Saudis are refusing to let the vessel leave, and at the same time charge Iran $200,000 a day for maintaining the vessel in Jeddah… ‘The Saudi government first showed good behavior: it provided the damaged vessel with technical assistance, and the crew members with food packages, but it has refused to give any help in the past few weeks,’ said Iranian lawmaker Jalal Mirzaei on Wednesday.”

Trump administration lays broad legal grounds for military strike on Iran – (orig. from WaPo) https://outline.com/pdtBZn – “As it has contemplated military action against Iran, the Trump administration has opened the door to virtually every legal authority it might use to justify an attack, from tying Iran to al-Qaeda, to President Trump’s assertion that it would not involve American ground troops and “wouldn’t last very long.”.. Democrats and some Republicans have tried repeatedly to pin the administration down, including last week’s unsuccessful attempt to muster 60 Senate votes for an amendment requiring Trump to ask Congress before launching any military engagement… When asked directly about legal justification, senior administration officials have offered undetailed assurances that any action would “consistent with our Constitution,” as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month, or they deferred to lawyers.”

3 million Yemeni disabled threatened with death, increasing problems – http://en.abna24.com/news//3-million-yemeni-disabled-threatened-with-death-increasing-problems_957902.html – “The war on Yemen will result in great disabilities and problems in the future, said the head of the Executive Office of the Arab Region for Persons with Disabilities and the Director General of the Special Needs in the Municipality of the capital… Abdullah Bonyan conifrmed that the proportion of the disabled in Yemen, according to a study prepared by the Regional Office for People with Disabilities, represents 13.5% of the population, about 3 million disabled. Their suffering doubled during the last four years, because of the siege and aggression on Yemen… ‘The war led to the death of many disabled people and increased the suffering of thousands of them due to lack of medicines, the low level of health services and the deterioration of the living conditions of the disabled,’ YPA quoted Bonyan saying.”

Netanyahu: Israel preparing for wide-scale campaign in Gazahttps://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-Israel-preparing-for-wide-scale-campaign-in-Gaza-594528 – “Netanyahu’s comments came after he convened a security cabinet meeting at the IDF Gaza Division headquarters to discuss the situation in the Strip, followed by a meeting with local and regional council heads, some of whom left the meeting in protest… ‘Our policy is clear: we want to restore the calm, but at the same time we are preparing for a large-scale military operation, if such an action is required,” Netanyahu said. “Those are my instructions to the army.’.. A few local council heads most affected by the violence who were invited to the meeting did not attend, with Gadi Yarkoni and Ofir Liebstein, heads of the Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils, walking out when they saw that there were a number of other local and regional heads from the South in attendance.” (emphasis added)

The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat – The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes – by David Hambling – https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613891/the-pentagon-has-a-laser-that-can-identify-people-from-a-distanceby-their-heartbeat/
MiniAOC Deletes All Social Media Accounts After Death Threats and Harassment Of Family – by Joseph Curl – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/miniaoc-deletes-all-social-media-accounts-after-harassment-of-family/ – “In her videos, Ava nailed AOC’s Valley Girl speech patterns. ‘Like, hello America, AOC here again,’ Ava said one video. ‘But this time from Washington, D.C., which is named after our first president — George Washington D.C.’.. ‘Like, I want to tell you about my plan to single-handededly save the planet. I call it the Green New Deal. I picked green because I’m still learning my colors. I came up with my plan after we were watching, like, the most important documentary on climate change. It’s called Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,’ she said, referring to the animated 2006 hit movie. ‘That’s not me saying it, that’s science.’.. ‘My Green New Deal will cost, like, 93 trillion dollars. Do you know how much that is? Me neither. Because it’s totally worth it. If sea levels keep rising, we won’t be able to drive to Hawaii any more,’ she said.” – Comment: If we’re facing the Zombie Apocalypse, we might as well die laughing…

Ann Widdecombe speech causes UK meltdown, comparing EU to slave owners or colonizers (13 min) – Analysis by Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris of The Duran

Have You Heard Of The CIA’s Iran Mission Center? – by Vijay Prashad – https://russia-insider.com/en/have-you-heard-cias-iran-mission-center/ri27359 – “In 2017, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) created a special unit — the Iran Mission Center — to focus attention on the U.S. plans against Iran. The initiative for this unit came from CIA director John Brennan, who left his post as the Trump administration came into office. Brennan believed that the CIA needed to focus attention on what the United States sees as problem areas — North Korea and Iran, for instance. This predated the Trump administration… It bothered the hawks in Washington — as one official told me — that Persia House was filled with Iran specialists who had no special focus on regime change in Iran. Some of them, due to their long concentration on Iran, had developed sensitivity to the country… Trump’s people wanted a much more focused and belligerent group that would provide the kind of intelligence that tickled the fancy of his National Security Adviser John Bolton… To head the Iran Mission Center, the CIA appointed Michael D’Andrea. D’Andrea was central to the post-9/11 interrogation program, and he ran the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Assassinations and torture were central to his approach… It was D’Andrea who expanded the CIA’s drone strike program, in particular the signature strike. The signature strike is a particularly controversial instrument. The CIA was given the allowance to kill anyone who fit a certain profile — a man of a certain age, for instance, with a phone that had been used to call someone on a list.The dark arts of the CIA are precisely those of D’Andrea.

Royal Marines Seize Super Tanker Carrying Crude Oil To Syriahttps://southfront.org/royal-marines-seize-super-tanker-carrying-crude-oil-to-syria/ – “A detachment of Royal Marines and the authorities in Gibraltar have seized a supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria on the belief it was breaching EU sanctions. 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando were involved… Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo said: ‘We have reason to believe that the Grace 1 was carrying its shipment of crude oil to the Banyas Refinery in Syria.’.. ‘That refinery is the property of an entity that is subject to European Union sanctions against Syria.’.. According to reports, the tanker had sailed from Iran. If the oil on board is confirmed to be Iranian, the tanker would also be violating a US ban on Iranian oil exports. (emphasis added) – Comment: It looks like both the supertanker and its cargo will be impounded, i.e. stolen.

Iran Summons UK Envoy Over “Illegal Seizure” Of Supertanker Allegedly Heading To Syriahttps://southfront.org/iran-summons-uk-envoy-over-illegal-seizure-of-supertanker-allegedly-heading-to-syria/ – ” ‘Following the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar by British Royal Marines, the UK envoy to Tehran has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,’ Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, wrote in a tweet… Later, acting Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, revealed that Gibraltar’s authorities detained Grace 1 in Spanish waters upon a request by the U.S. to the UK… The seizure of the supertanker could lead to a political crisis between the EU and Iran. The EU had demonstrated that the bloc was committed to avoid oil sanctions on Tehran.”

Debunking the Rumors About Russia Caving in to Israel – The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/debunking-the-rumors-about-russia-caving-in-to-israel/ – “Will any of the above affect the “Putin is a traitor” or “Putin works for Bibi” crowd?.. Facts? No! Who needs facts?.. No, most probably not. What they will do is just ignore Patrushev’s very official statement just like they have ignored all the facts since they began predicting a “Grand Russian Betrayal” for no less than 5 years now, even if proved wrong every time: remember their whining about Syria “losing” its (utterly useless, dangerous and expensive to destroy) chemical weapons? What about their whining about Russia not doing enough for Novorussia? Or their whining about the Russians being “soft” on Israel after the Israelis caused the loss of a Russian recon aircraft? All these folks who present to us the “proof” that Putin, Bolton, and Netanyahu are “in cahoots”, and have predicted that Patrushev would “sell out” are now very busy looking somewhere else for evidence of Russia’s subservience to Israel.” – Comment: If you only have time to read one article on International Relations this week, this would be the one.

Overcoming the Robotic Mind – Why Humanity Must Come Through: Q&A with Author Julian Rosehttps://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/overcoming-the-robotic-mind-why-humanity-must-come-through-qa-with-author-julian-rose.html

German Intelligence Service Report Presents Sputnik and RT As Security Threats As Significant As ISIS And Al-Qaedahttps://southfront.org/german-intelligence-service-report-presents-sputnik-and-rt-as-security-threats-as-significant-as-isis-and-al-qaeda/ – ” ‘Cyber spying by Russian intelligence services … continues to be a major threat to German security and constant challenge to counter-intelligence,’ it added… ‘The Russian government is expanding its media offerings in Germany in order to increase its influence. State enterprises are disguised as independent media to hide the fact that they belong to the Russian state and to exert subtle influence on the public. The most important of these are the Internet channel RT Deutsch and the Sputnik news agency,’ the report said… ‘Intelligence targets continue to be business and industry, research, technology and the military. The same applies to the popular movements which the Chinese authorities call the “Five Poisons”, fearing that they threaten national unity and the Communist Party’s monopoly on power.’.. In essence, the report lists some very clear points and claims, which most of the time are substantiated by numbers and evidence. In terms of intelligence activities, the claims regarding Russia and China are mostly a result of the necessity of the Washington-led establishment to propagate the narrative, rather than an actual security risk or threat.” Comment: This report is from the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) [Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution], probably representing the interests of a particular German deep state

A Second FAKE Document: “The Black Cash Ledger” Went After Paul Manafort (w/video 26min) – by Catherine J. Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/a-second-fake-document-the-black-cash-ledger-went-after-paul-manafort.html – “Black Conservative Patriot [1] (BCP) submits a video “forensic autopsy” about another fake document—one we know about, the STEELE Document—and the other now being revealed, “The Black Cash Ledger,” which ‘went after’ Paul Manafort!.. That ‘document’ was known to be a fraud, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller apparently USED it to go after, indict and convict Manafort!.. How was the former president of the country of Ukraine involved?.. What about the Podesta brothers, one of whom was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager?.. Listen to what is said about submitting false documents in a federal court proceeding, how it violates FBI rules, which former FBI Director and lawyer, Bob Mueller, should have known, and can be a crime under certain circumstances. [2] Whoa! How was Mueller trying to circumvent that rule?

Every major US carrier has launched 5G service – by Jason Plautz – https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/every-major-us-carrier-has-launched-5g-service/558032/ – “With this launch, every major U.S. carrier now has some sort of 5G on the map, and each has talked up big plans to expand (Verizon also brought their service to Denver and Providence, RI last week). Although it’s still early, the 5G adoption from major cities marks a positive trend that should keep the U.S. on pace with other countries.”

Government’s Own Pro-vaccine Medical Expert Admits There is a Vaccine-Autism Link That is Being Covered Up (w/video – 11min) – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/governments-own-pro-vaccine-medical-expert-admits-there-is-a-vaccine-autism-link-that-is-being-covered-up/ – “[O]n Full Measure, we will be running a replay of what I think is the most important vaccine-autism report this year… It tells how the government’s own pro-vaccine medical expert, a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, concluded — based on scientific studies and other scientific information — that vaccines can cause autism, after all, in “exceptional” cases… The physician, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman, goes on to say that the government went on to misrepresent his opinion in vaccine court and cover up what he had told them… The story is so important that it triggered a wave of vaccine industry propaganda. There was an organized effort to falsely claim that the Dr. Zimmerman is somehow “anti-vaccine” or, perhaps, no longer of sound mind… Other false claims included that Dr. Zimmerman’s opinions have been misunderstood or mischaracterized. Fortunately, you can read his full affidavit and published studies for yourself. Click here.

Synagogues (in the U.S.) are now conducting active shooter drills during services – After gunmen massacre worshipers at Poway and Pittsburgh, US congregations learning how to hide, flee and fight back against attackers – by Ben Sales – https://www.timesofisrael.com/synagogues-are-now-conducting-active-shooter-drills-during-services/ – ” ‘It was not a high-energy, kind of catching people off-guard kind of thing,’ (Rabbi Neil) Cooper said five days after the June 22 drill at his Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. ‘We also wanted to let people know, more than anything else, that we’re on top of this. We have a procedure. We have people looking out.’ ”

Freedom Articles covers American Intelligence Media “Zuckerberg Dossier”: Who Created Facebook? New Letter from Alleged Insider Claims Zuckerberg is a Frontman for Military Intelligence – by Makia Freeman – https://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/who-created-facebook-zuckerberg-dossier-darpa-cia/ – “The letter makes many explosive claims as quoted below. I encourage you to read it for yourself. The main themes are that: – Mark Zuckerberg did not create Facebook but was chosen as a front man to make the military surveillance social media network go public; – Zuckerberg was involved in CIA mind control programs as a child; – Zuckerberg has many MIC (Military Intelligence Complex) handlers behind him who are controlling him and telling him exactly what to do; – Zuckerberg stole code by hacking into the email account of the son of Michael McKibben, owner of Leader Technologies and the real inventor of scalable social media. Michael had emailed his son Max the white papers written to describe the new invention; – Zuckerberg is either unable or barely able to write code, so the idea that he wrote innovative and unique code for Facebook is a giant, absurd lie.” – Original article on Patriots For Truth (AIM): https://patriots4truth.org/2019/06/13/the-zuckerberg-dossier/

No reason for Iran’s uranium enrichment besides making nukes, says Boltonhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/no-reason-for-irans-uranium-enrichment-besides-making-nukes-says-bolton/How does one know that John Bolton is lying?…

Look At This Map – It Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Literally Happening All Over The Globe – by Michael Snyder – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/look-at-this-map-it-shows-devastating-crop-losses-are-literally-happening-all-over-the-globe – ” Ice Age Farmer has compiled a “Grand Solar Minimum Crop Loss Map” which you can view right here, and I appreciate our friends at ANP for pointing it out to us. Ice Age Farmer’s map shows that there are literally dozens of locations all over the globe right now that are reporting significant crop losses, and this is really unlike anything we have ever seen before. Some parts of our planet are dealing with horrific drought, but in the middle of the United States it just won’t stop raining. In some areas of the world it is too cold, while others are experiencing record heat. Everywhere we look we see extremes, and the behavior of our sun is the primary reason this is happening.” – Comment: Solar activity is a prominent factor here, but another is from weather modification / weather warfare operations.

From the The-Oracle-Speaks Desk: Mossad chief: Iran definitely behind attacks on Gulf oil sites, embassy in Iraq – In extensive speech, Yossi Cohen warns of threat posed by Tehran enriching uranium past limits set by 2015 nuclear agreement – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/mossad-chief-iran-definitely-behind-attacks-on-gulf-oil-sites-embassy-in-iraq/ – ” ‘I say to you, with certainty, based on the best sources of both Israeli and Western espionage, that Iran is behind these attacks. They were approved by Iranian leadership and carried out, in large part, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its proxies,’ Yossi Cohen said, speaking at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center’s Herzliya Conference.”

Ex-CIA director Pompeo: ‘We lied, we cheated, we stole’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPt-zXn05acDoes anyone seriously think that Mossad would have a different policy?

Israeli Strikes On Damascus And Homs Injure And Kill Many Civilians (Videos) – https://southfront.org/israeli-strikes-on-damascus-and-homs-injures-or-kills-dozens-many-civilians-videos/ – “One of the Israeli missiles hit a civilian area in the district of Sahnaya west of Damascus. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that 4 civilians, including a 3-month old baby, were killed as a result. 22 other civilians, mostly women and children, were injured… This was the first time an Israeli strike on Syria led to civilian casualties. This is a dangerous development that may force Damascus to rethink its strategy towards Israel… The Israeli strike was one of the biggest this year, which confirms that Tel Aviv is not only determined to go on with its attacks on Syria, but also to step-up their scale and intensity.”

Provoking Iran Over & Over: US Throwing Kitchen Sink at Islamic Republic – by Makia Freeman – http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/us-provoking-iran-again-66-years/“Provoking Iran has become a favorite US pastime, it seems. The CIA, along with the Mossad and MI6, just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to bullying, meddling with and provoking the Persian nation. From Operation Ajax in 1953 to the Iranian Revolution of 1979, from shooting down an Iran Air commercial passenger plane in 1988 to pulling out of JCPOA in 2018 to (last week) violating Iranian air space in 2019, the USG (United States Government) is engaging in extreme provocation of the Islamic Republic in the hopes of getting it to take the bait. If you’re relatively new to this topic and can’t quite figure out what to believe, or to understand who is provoking whom, read on to find out the shocking history of US interference in Iran.”

If you ever use the encrypted messaging options on programs like iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal, Wickr, Telegram, or any other service, your time to discuss things privately over the phone may be running out. The US government doesn’t like for anything to get in the way of their ability to spy on or ‘investigate” even the most mundane of conversations. – Read about the potential banning of end-to-end encryption here: https://www.theorganicprepper.com/outlaw-encrypted-messaging/

FBI Called Upon to Investigate NY Corruption in Removing Vaccine Religious Exemptions – by Liz Young – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/fbi-called-upon-to-investigate-ny-corruption-in-removing-vaccine-religious-exemptions/ – “He has published a video filmed during the meeting that shows the committee did not have enough votes to bring the bill to the full Assembly Floor, and that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who is not part of the Committee on Health, called over one Assemblyman who voted “no,” Nader Sayegh, and convinced him to change his vote… Without this change of vote, the bill would have died and never come to the full Assembly Floor for a vote… As a result, the bill did make it to the floor, and 20 million New Yorkers who had a religious exemption to vaccines lost that exemption… The day before this vote, Barry states that a Merck Pharmaceutical subsidiary announced that it was investing $48 million in the Albany, New York area which was bringing in 115 new jobs.”

For the Week of 6/24/19:

Europe’s Missing Islamic State Fighters – by Soeren Kern – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14459/europe-returning-jihadists – “”The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial… The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them…” — U.S. President Donald Trump, Twitter, February 16, 2019… The Wall Street Journal, in a recent editorial, “The West’s Foreign Fighter Problem,” noted that European governments face a “Catch-22″ situation: either repatriate and prosecute their jihadis, or risk that they disappear off the radar and carry out new attacks in Europe… The German government has lost track of scores of Germans who travelled to Iraq and Syria in recent years to join the Islamic State (IS). The revelation comes amid growing fears that some of these fighters are returning to Germany undetected by authorities.”

Texas CPS Medically Kidnaps 4 Year Old Homeschooled Boy After Parents Complain About Poor Doctor Care – by Jeremy Newman – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/texas-cps-medically-kidnaps-4-year-old-homeschooled-boy-after-parents-complain-about-poor-doctor-care/ – “On April 22, nearly two months prior to this horrific incident, the Pardos had filed an official complaint against the Children’s Hospital for the poor treatment of Drake by several of the hospital’s doctors… They informed the family that they would review the matter and resolve it within 45 days. On day 46, with the family still having heard nothing from the Children’s Hospital, CPS showed up at the family’s door with an affidavit signed by one of the hospital’s doctors… The removal of Drake was in clear violation of state law because CPS: 1. Refused for nearly two weeks to provide the family with any information about the accusations against them. This was a violation of TAC 700.508. 2. Claimed that there was an immediate danger to Drake which required an emergency removal, despite CPS having already delayed for two weeks. This was a violation of Family Code 262.102. 3. Failed to make any reasonable efforts to avoid the need for removal, such as by failing to conduct any interviews with the family or to offer any alternatives to the removal of Drake. This was a violation of Family Code 262.102.”

“5G Ready”? UK Government’s “5G Rural First”: “Dangerously High” Levels of Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) in Southern England – Glastonbury Festival-goers Are Walking into an EMF Minefield – by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut – https://www.globalresearch.ca/glastonbury-festival-goers-walking-emf-minefield/5681851 – “A couple of weeks before, I had attended a meeting of Pilton’s parish council. It was standing room only as residents packed in to express their dismay about a telecommunications mast that had been erected, without any consultation with them, in the children’s skate-board park. Engineers had informed one of them that it was going to be made “5G ready” at the end of May, in time for the music festival… 5G technology was installed at Glastonbury Festival this year by EE as part of a governmental agenda called 5G Rural First. This is a promotional push dreamed up by urbanite marketeers that purports to be about giving better internet access to country dwellers. In reality, though, good folks have paid £250 a ticket to be used as guinea-pigs in a 1.4 square mile test bed for an untested technology that could have serious implications for their health.” (emphasis added)

From the What-Part-Of-Tyranny-Do-You-Not-Understand Desk: Watch as Cops Detain Entire Bar, Seal Off All Exits, Force EVERYONE to Submit to Record Check – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/watch-as-cops-detain-entire-bar-seal-off-all-exits-force-everyone-to-submit-to-record-check.html – “The sheer scope of (this) violation is up there in the most egregious cases on which we’ve ever reported here at TFTP… Over the weekend, at a popular Michigan City bar, there was no crime and no one had been suspected of committing a crime… Despite these facts, more than a dozen officers raided this peaceful establishment in which patrons were enjoying their Saturday night. Police officers with the Michigan City Police Department blocked all the exits and the rights-violating process began… After police trapped them inside, every person in the bar was forced to line up and submit their identification to one of the many police officers who had set up laptops. Only after they submitted to the background checks were the patrons allowed to leave… In the state of Indiana, a person only has to show their identification to law enforcement only if they have been stopped for an infraction or ordinance violation. Obviously, every single person inside this bar was not suspected of a crime, which made this process unconstitutional… However, as the video shows, police didn’t accuse anyone of committing an infraction and detained them anyway.”

The Saker Interviews A.B. Abrams About the Geostrategic Developments in Asiahttp://www.unz.com/tsaker/the-saker-interviews-a-b-abrams-about-the-geostrategic-developments-in-asia/ – “I wrote this book with the purpose of elucidating the nature of Western intervention in the region over the past 75 years, and analyzing prominent trends in the West’s involvement in the Asia-Pacific from the Pacific War with Imperial Japan to the current conflicts with China and North Korea. I attempt to show that Western conduct towards populations in the region, the designs of the Western powers for the region, and the means by which these have been pursued, have remained consistent over these past decades. This context is critical to understanding the present and future nature of Western intervention in the Asia-Pacific… A.B. Abrams: There may be marginalized extreme nationalists in China who see a national security from almost everybody, but in mainstream discourse there are no such perceptions. To the contrary, Russia’s immense contribution to Chinese security is widely recognized – not only in terms of technological transfers but also in terms of the value of the joint front the two powers have formed. Russia not only lacks a history of annexing East Asian countries or projecting force against them, but it is also heavily reliant on China in particular both to keep its defense sector active and to undermine Western attempts to isolate it. Russian aggression against China is unthinkable for Moscow – even if China did not possess its current military strength and nuclear deterrence capabilities. This is something widely understood in China and elsewhere… I would dispute that Russia’s military is vastly more capable than China’s own, as other than nuclear weapons there is a similar level of capabilities in most sectors in both countries.”

Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange – by Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51840.htm – “I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office for protection. Like most of the public, I had been subconsciously poisoned by the relentless smear campaign, which had been disseminated over the years. So it took a second knock on my door to get my reluctant attention. But once I looked into the facts of this case, what I found filled me with repulsion and disbelief.”

Turkey Moving Special Forces, Military Equipment to Syrian Border – Reportshttps://sputniknews.com/military/201906281076088951-turkey-moving-special-forces-military-equipment-to-syrian-border/ – “Turkey is moving special forces and military equipment to its border with Syria, the Anadolu news agency reported on Friday, after Turkish forces shelled the Syrian army’s positions in Idlib… A convoy of armoured vehicles and special forces units have arrived in Reyhanli and Kirikhan cities in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay on the border with Syria, according to the local media… The shelling by the Turkish forces came a day after a Turkish soldier had been killed in an attack on a Turkish observation post in Idlib. The Turkish Defence Ministry has said that the shelling had been carried out from the territory controlled by the Syrian government and was deliberate.”

Students Build Vacuum That Sucks Up Microplastics From Sand on the Beach – Canadian students venture to clean the world’s most polluted beach with their own invention – by Eslias Marat – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/06/28/students-build-vacuum-that-sucks-up-microplastics-from-sand-on-the-beach/ – “Like any vacuum cleaner, the gigantic machine uses a handheld hose to suck up plastic and sand before dumping it into a huge tank of water. As the plastic floats to the top of the water, the sand sinks to the bottom so that it can be returned to the beach.”

In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream – This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem’s Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy – by Whitney Webb – https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-jerusalem-al-aqsa-third-temple/259926/ – “Some observers may have noticed the growing effort by some Israeli government and religious officials to remove the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque from the Jerusalem skyline, not only erasing the holy site in official posters, banners and educational material but also physically removing the building itself. For instance, current Knesset member of the ruling Likud Party, American-born Yehuda Glick, was also the director of the government-funded Temple Institute, which has created relics and detailed architectural plans for a temple that they hope will soon replace Al-Aqsa. Glick is also close friends with Yehuda Etzion, who was part of a failed plot in 1984 to blow up Al-Aqsa mosque and served prison time as a result… ‘In the end we’ll build the temple and it will be a house of prayer for all nations,’ Glick told Israeli newspaper Maariv in 2012. A year later, Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel stated that ‘[w]e’ve built many little, little temples…but we need to build a real Temple on the Temple Mount.’ Ariel stated that the new Jewish Temple must be built on the site where Al-Aqsa currently sits ‘as it is at the forefront of Jewish salvation.’ ” (emphasis added)

Uruguay Walks Out of OAS Meeting Rejecting Guaido Repshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Uruguay-Walks-Out-of-OAS-Meeting-Rejecting-Guaido-Reps-20190627-0016.html

American Intelligence Media on 5G: Trump advocates 5G nightmare on humanityhttps://patriots4truth.org/2019/04/13/trump-advocates-5g-nightmare-on-humanity/ – “Are the Deagel population predictions making sense? It will be a quiet death for humanity as the elites and globalists take us out. We wonder how many times in human civilization they have done this to an unsuspecting population. Dumb us down, then wipe us out. Then change the history books and suppress the science so that the sheeple will never know what happened to their ancestors.”

Members Of Pro-Kiev “Volunteer Battalions” Leave Eastern Ukraine To Join Militant Groups In Syria: LPRhttps://southfront.org/members-of-pro-kiev-volunteer-battalions-leave-eastern-ukraine-to-join-militant-groups-in-syria-lpr/ – “Members of the pro-Kiev “volunteer battalions” were leaving the Donbass, to go and fight in Syria, on the side of ISIS, the press officer of forces the Lugansk People’s Republic, Ivan Filiponenko, said at a briefing.… According to him, one of the reasons was that the long delays in payments in the zone of the so-called “Joint Forces Operation,” in the Donbass.: ‘Long delays in cash payments in the JFO zone, as well as the unstable situation in the country caused Ukrainian militants from the volunteer battalions to leave for the Syrian Arab Republic to participate in the military conflict on the side of the Islamic State (ISIS),” Filiponenko said… At the same time, he stressed that these people, that have combat experience in the Donbass and considers war to be a way of earning money, “has the full support of the special services of Ukraine.”: ‘According to our data, representatives of a specially created structure attached to the security service of Ukraine are involved in preparing the necessary documents for Ukrainian nationalists and organizing their unhindered entry into the Syrian Arab Republic,’ Filiponenko added.”

New coup attempt thwarted in Venezuela: Madurohttps://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/06/27/599531/maduro-coup-guaido-arrest-assassination – “Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says security forces have foiled an opposition coup attempt that included plans to assassinate him and other top political figures… ‘We have revealed, dismantled and captured a fascist band of terrorists that planned a coup against Venezuelan society and Venezuelan democracy,’ Maduro said in a Wednesday evening broadcast… ‘They are captured, behind bars, with clear evidence after following this group of criminals and fascists.’.. The plan allegedly involved an attack on the headquarters of the Sebin intelligence agency to release General Raul Baduel, a former defense minister arrested on corruption accusations in 2009 after falling out with the Socialist Party… Maduro said the plan involved opposition leader Juan Guaido as well as political leaders from Chile, Colombia and the United States, but Guaido dismissed the accusations as lies… Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the plan involved both active and retired army officers and was to have been executed between Sunday and Monday this past weekend.”

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Suffers Heavy Losses In Failed Attack On Syrian Armyhttps://southfront.org/hayat-tahrir-al-sham-suffers-heavy-losses-in-failed-attack-on-syrian-army/ – “A military source told Muraselon, a pro-government news outlet, that the army destroyed at least one battle tank and two armored vehicles during the clashes around the two towns… ‘Several militants were also killed and injured, their bodies are still scattered over the nearby hills,’ the source added… This was the second attack on the SAA this week. Three days ago, militants of the “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room, a coalition of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups that’s allied to HTS, attacked several positions near the town of Atshan in northern Hama, killing at least 18 Syrian soldiers… These repeated attacks may force the SAA to resume in ground operations in Greater Idlib very soon. Russian and Syrian warplanes are already intensifying their airstrikes on the region.” (underlined emphasis added)

This article is now shadow-banned on Facebook and Twitter, and, of course, not to be found on GoolagGoogle: None Dare Call It Sedition – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/none-dare-call-it-sedition/ – “Google has now flatly stated its intent to influence and control public perception so as to manipulate and determine national political election outcomes. It does this by using AI algorithms to skew search results, presenting only their political views, and suppressing dissenting or alternative views… However, this is not a free speech issue. Google is not a news organization. It does not hire journalists nor does it create original content. Rather, Google is an information utility that simply indexes existing and new journalistic content… Google’s all-powerful and pervasive Internet crawler is able to discover virtually 100% of everything published in the world, on an hour-by-hour or minute-by-minute basis. In other words, Google knows everything there is to know. The question is, will it tell all that it knows or only part of it?

You Are Being Trolled – by Dmitry Orlov – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51829.htm – “There being nothing better for it to do, the US is trying very hard to troll the whole world, but more and more the world is either refusing to be trolled or trolling the US right back… • When the US threatens to cut off access to the US financial system, the world works on circumventing it… • When the US imposes tariffs and sanctions, the world responds by reworking its trading relationships to exclude the US… • When the US threatens countries with military intervention, the world responds by constructing new alliances and making security arrangements that isolate the US… But most importantly, the world simply waits. The US is now running a budget deficit that is over a trillion dollars a year and taking on debt at about the same rate as it was during the height of the previous financial collapse. What do you think will happen when the next financial collapse hits? (According to a lot of authoritative voices, it should hit either this year or the next.) Meanwhile, I hope that you enjoy being trolled, because I am sure there will be more trolling from the US, just, you know, to keep busy, I guess.”

Pastor Jailed During ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof – by Heather Clark – https://christiannews.net/2019/06/16/pastor-jailed-during-drag-queen-story-hour-camo-spotter-positioned-atop-library-roof/ – “SPOKANE, Wash. — A Baptist pastor was arrested and jailed on Saturday after refusing to move across the street from the Spokane, Washington Public Library while exercising his free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” The event had a significant militaristic police presence, including camouflaged snipers positioned atop the roof to oversee the large crowd that stood both for and against the men dressed like women reading stories to children… Afhsin Yaghtin of New Covenant Baptist Church was arrested for obstructing an officer as he contended with police that the South Hill Library is public property and that he should be able to speak adjacent to the facility instead of being required to stand across the street.”

More US Warships Arrive In The Mideast Even As Trump Signals Draw Down – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-24/more-us-warships-arrive-middle-east-even-trump-signals-draw-down – “The new military arrivals to the region came just as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and separately with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the port city of Jeddah to tackle the escalating crisis with Iran in the Persian Gulf… Pompeo has described his hastily arranged visit as focused on putting together an international coalition against Iran, and further that it will coincide with new US sanctions on Tehran, expected to be announced at some point Monday… The visit also comes just as Iran’s military has threatened to shoot down more US drones should they violate Iran’s airspace… Both the Saudis and the Israelis have pushed for a more muscular US response to “Iranian aggression” in the region, thus both MbS and Netanyahu must have been deeply disappointed that last Thursday night’s readied American military response never materialized… By all appearances, despite Trump’s clear preference to no longer be engaged in ‘protecting the shipping lanes for other countries’ while receiving “zero compensation” in return, it appears the US Navy is prepared to continue doing just that… As of Monday morning the State Department has laid out a plan to equip commercial ship escorts traversing the Gulf region with “camera monitoring” which would supposedly “deter Iran” according to a breaking Bloomberg report.”

The Geopolitics of World War III (22 min) – by StormCloudsGatheringVery high-quality short doc from STG, with many useful data points

Eleven 2020 Democrats Back Free Health Care for Illegal Immigrants – by Sean Moran – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/23/eleven-2020-democrats-back-health-care-illegal-immigrants/# – “According to a New York Times survey, eleven 2020 Democrat presidential candidates backed free healthcare for illegal immigrants either under Medicare for All or a public option, while eight Democrats either did not answer the question or did not provide a clear answer… Here are the 2020 Democrats that backed health care for illegal immigrants: ● Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO); ●Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); ● South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg; ● Julian Castro; ● Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA); ● Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA); ● Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT); ● Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA); ● Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); ● Marianne Williamson; ● Businessman Andrew Yang.

Eve of Destruction: Iran Strikes Back – by The Polemicist – www.thepolemicist.net/2019/06/eve-of-destruction-iran-strikes-back.html – “What would help the most to deter the calamity is if more Americans understand, along with Iran (and Israel) what the object of the game really is, and make clear they don’t want to play it. That requires that enough Americans, among the populace and the decision makers—especially the military decision makers—drop the ideology of invincibility and exceptionalism, see and warn of the real dangers, and just say “No!”.. That may be happening. This unprecedented episode where the President orders a military attack and then very publicly calls it off at the last minute may indicate that there’s some serious re-thinking going on. WaPo tells us that ‘The decision has divided his top advisers, with senior Pentagon officials opposing the decision to strike and national security adviser John Bolton strongly supporting it.’.. Which is more plausible: That Trump was absolutely certain the U-S-of-A could “obliterate” Iran, and only called off the strike because he was repelled by the idea of killing 150 people? Or that someone among those foreign or domestic influencers who had actual, dispassionate knowledge of the forces arrayed, and who did care about watery graves and burning cities and oil fields, had the courage to say: ‘Do this, and we are fucked.’?”

For the Week of 6/17/19:

US military gets lost, ‘invades’ small Romanian village, blames the weather (VIDEO) – https://www.rt.com/news/462419-us-invades-romanian-farm/ – ” ‘We entered the area between the tanks, but they did not notice us. They defied us, they went from the sunflower fields to the corn, then on to the wheat.’.. When the Romanian police eventually arrived, they shed some light on the situation. Apparently, the Americans mixed up their coordinates, ending up in the farmers’ fields on their way to Bordusani, some 10 kilometers north – and the designated exercise site for week-long NATO maneuvers code-named Saber Guardian 2019… The US Army said its unit crossed into the private farmland as a result of “adverse weather conditions,” according to local media… While there is no estimate yet of the total damage caused, a statement by the Romanian defense industry indicated that the wayward soldiers had destroyed hectares of crops. Local authorities have already begun a process to pursue compensation.”

A Company In Canada Linked To The Raelians Claims To Be Cloning Human Beings – by Arjun Walia – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/06/20/news-company-canada-raeliansl-claims-clone-human-beings/ – “Clonaid actually made news headlines all over the world when they announced they’d received a large donation to fund the cloning of a human child. Dr. Brigitte Boisselier, Ph.D. (scientific director of Clonaid) and a former chemist from Air Liquide were in charge of the operation, and for years the company was under regulatory suspicion and bombarded by media coverage… In 2001, she announced that a baby had been born, but following multiple lawsuits and controversy, no evidence of the human clone was provided and mainstream media insinuated that the entire debacle had been a hoax.”

U.S. Launched Cyber Attack On Iran’s Missile And Rocket Systems Under Trump’s CommandReport – https://southfront.org/u-s-launched-cyber-attack-on-irans-missile-and-rocket-systems-under-trumps-command-report/ – “Washington Post said that the cyber-attack was crippling to Iran’s military command and control systems. However, no one was injured or killed… ‘This is not something they can put back together so easily,’ one of the sources told the Washington-based newspaper… Last April, the U.S. designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, which explains how Trump was able to authorize such a large-scale covert attack.”

5G SOLUTIONS with Cal Washington | Red Pill Expo 2019 PreviewCal Washington interviewed by Richard Grove. Assimilating the information in this one youtube could be equivalent to a college course in autonomy.

Cal Washington’s presentation on levels of Jurisdiction from the InPower Movement:
InPower Episode #1: A Mass Action of Liability (2017)

Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate’ – by Michael D. Shear, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/us/politics/trump-iran-attack.html – “President Trump said Friday morning that the United States military had been “cocked and loaded” for a strike against Iran on Thursday night, but that he called it off with 10 minutes to spare when a general told him that 150 people would probably die in the attack.”

German Greens look to ban all industrial farming – by Jorg Luyken – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/16/german-greens-look-ban-industrial-farming/ – “The Green party in Germany has said it intends to ban industrial farming as part of a wide-ranging and costly package to combat climate change should they come to power… Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, said her party would establish a fund worth at least €100 billion to finance climate projects including dam construction, reforestation and environmentally friendly transportation projects… Ms Goering-Eckardt did not go into further details on a timeline for the prohibition of intensively reared meat.”

Lawyers Say Chelsea Manning Lacks Financial Capacity to Pay Fineshttps://www.sparrowmedia.net/2019/06/lawyers-say-chelsea-manning-lacks-financial-capacity-to-pay-fines/ – “In a reply brief to be filed later today, Chelsea Manning will propose guidelines for a hearing to assess her financial capacity before Judge Anthony Trenga, who, just over a month ago, ordered her to pay fines that could total up to nearly half a million dollars. These fines were imposed in addition to her incarceration… While the government has alleged that she has access to resources that would enable her to pay these fines, that perception is simply wrong, say Chelsea and her lawyers. Although prior to her recent confinement, Ms. Manning was able to earn a living from public speaking, she is not a wealthy person, her team says. Records show she was forced to lay off the individual employed by her small business after her incarceration in March, 2019. She has no personal savings, an uncertain speaking career that has been abruptly halted by her incarceration, and is moving her few belongings into storage, as she can no longer afford to pay her rent.” (emphasis added)

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back – by Michael D. Shear, Eric Schmitt, Michael Crowley and Maggie Haberman – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/world/middleeast/iran-us-drone.html – “President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions… As late as 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president’s top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations… The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.” – Comment: This may be Trump’s best decision in his presidency so far.

Arizona DCS Arrests Melissa Diegel as “Fugitive from Justice” While Living in Floridahttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/arizona-dcs-arrests-melissa-diegel-as-fugitive-from-justice-while-living-in-florida/ – “The Daily Caller is reporting that Diegel is being charged in an eight count indictment, and has been extradited from Florida, where she has lived since 2017, and is now incarcerated in an Arizona jail… Diegel lost her long battle with the State of Arizona and never had her two daughters returned. But apparently Arizona was not content to let Diegel move on with her life, and is now charging her with “child abuse” for seeking medical treatment for her daughters from 2011 through 2014, and prosecuting her as a “fugitive from justice.”.. According to The Daily Caller, Diegel faced a Marion County judge on May 21, 2019, but Arizona failed to produce a warrant and the judge dismissed the charges allowing Diegel to go free…’I went to my extradition hearing this morning and Governor Ducey did not sign the governor’s warrant to bring me back to Arizona so as of right now I am free,’ Diegel reported on Facebook… But later that same day a sheriff’s officer reportedly arrived at her home with a new warrant and took her back into custody.

Trump’s EPA Greenlights ‘Emergency’ Bee-killing Pesticide Over 13.9 Million Acreshttps://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/20/trump-epa-greenlights-emergency-bee-killing-pesticide-over-13-9-million-acres/ – “The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees… The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Ten of the 11 states have been granted the approvals for at least four consecutive years for the same “emergency.” Five have been given approvals for at least six consecutive years… ‘The only emergency here is the Trump EPA’s reckless approval of this dangerous bee-killing pesticide,’ said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. ‘It’s sickening that even amid the current insect apocalypse, the EPA’s priority is protecting pesticide industry profits.’ ”

Arizona DCS Arrests Melissa Diegel as “Fugitive from Justice” While Living in Floridahttp://healthimpactnews.com/2019/arizona-dcs-arrests-melissa-diegel-as-fugitive-from-justice-while-living-in-florida/ – “The Daily Caller is reporting that Diegel is being charged in an eight count indictment, and has been extradited from Florida, where she has lived since 2017, and is now incarcerated in an Arizona jail… Diegel lost her long battle with the State of Arizona and never had her two daughters returned. But apparently Arizona was not content to let Diegel move on with her life, and is now charging her with “child abuse” for seeking medical treatment for her daughters from 2011 through 2014, and prosecuting her as a “fugitive from justice.”.. According to The Daily Caller, Diegel faced a Marion County judge on May 21, 2019, but Arizona failed to produce a warrant and the judge dismissed the charges allowing Diegel to go free…’I went to my extradition hearing this morning and Governor Ducey did not sign the governor’s warrant to bring me back to Arizona so as of right now I am free,’ Diegel reported on Facebook… But later that same day a sheriff’s officer reportedly arrived at her home with a new warrant and took her back into custody.

Trump’s EPA Greenlights ‘Emergency’ Bee-killing Pesticide Over 13.9 Million Acreshttps://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/20/trump-epa-greenlights-emergency-bee-killing-pesticide-over-13-9-million-acres/ – “The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees… The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Ten of the 11 states have been granted the approvals for at least four consecutive years for the same “emergency.” Five have been given approvals for at least six consecutive years… ‘The only emergency here is the Trump EPA’s reckless approval of this dangerous bee-killing pesticide,’ said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. ‘It’s sickening that even amid the current insect apocalypse, the EPA’s priority is protecting pesticide industry profits.’ ”

Mashed Potato and Another War for Israel – by Linh Dinh – http://www.unz.com/ldinh/mashed-potato-and-another-war-for-israel/ – “On March 31, 2019, the Jerusalem Post asked the American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, ‘Today being Purim, a celebration, Jews worldwide and here in Jerusalem are talking about the fact that Esther 2,500 years ago saved the Jewish people with God’s help from Haman. And now, 2,500 years later, there’s a new Haman here in the Middle East who wants to eradicate the Jewish people like just like Haman did: the state of Iran. Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?’.. Pompeo answered that it was quite possible that Trump is the new Esther. Though without the curves, he’s indeed a Jewish whore.”

From the What-Could-Go-Wrong Desk: DHS to Move Biometric Data on Hundreds of Millions of People to Amazon Cloud – (There are several who warn about this trend – the Gov moving data about citizens to the Amazon Cloud… oh goodie!) – https://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2019/06/dhs-move-biometric-data-hundreds-millions-people-amazon-cloud/157837/ – “The department seeks a new platform to identify people using fingerprints, irises and faces, and eventually DNA, palm prints, scars and tattoos… Biometrics Cloud Homeland Security – The Homeland Security Department is looking to upgrade the software it uses to analyze biometric data on hundreds of millions of people around the globe, and it plans to store that information in Amazon’s cloud… The agency’s Office of Biometric Identity Management will replace its legacy biometric analysis platform, called the Automated Biometric Identification System, or IDENT, with a new, more robust system hosted by Amazon Web Services, according to a request for information released Monday… IDENT essentially serves as an enterprisewide clearinghouse for troves of biometric and biographic data collected by the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service and other Homeland Security components. The system links fingerprint, iris and face data to biographic information, allowing officials to quickly identify suspected terrorists, immigration violators, criminals and anyone else included in their databases.”

Four to Face Murder Charges in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – by Andrew E. Kramer – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/world/europe/mh17-ukraine-russia-suspects.html – “Five years after a missile shot down an airliner over a war zone in Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, international prosecutors on Wednesday indicted three men with ties to Russian military and intelligence agencies, and implicated — but did not charge — a senior aide to President Vladimir V. Putin… The criminal charges and the emergence of ever more detailed evidence against the Russian government, which has denied any role in downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, could further cool already icy relations between Moscow and the West.” – Comment: This article is an exercise in Black Propaganda (lies) catapulting the story crafted by Western intelligence that MH-17 was shot down by a Buk missile, in the face of robust evidence that it was shot down by one or more jet fighters from Ukraine. There is so much evidence that this was a false flag that it will make your head spin if you dive into it. The Malaysian President recently said that it was a false flag to international media.

Netanyahu, at major drill, warns: IDF has huge destructive power, don’t test us – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-warns-the-idf-has-immense-destructive-power-dont-test-us/ – ” ‘I hear our neighbors to the north, south and east threatening to destroy us. I say to our enemies: The IDF has an immense destructive power. Do not test us,’ Netanyahu said following his visit… There is growing concern among Israeli and Western intelligence officials that Iran could initiate action against Israel to escalate its feud with the United States and force Washington to the negotiation table, Haaretz reported Wednesday… Intelligence analyses indicated that Iran is disappointed that it hasn’t succeeded so far in forcing the US to rethink the crippling sanctions it reimposed against the Islamic Republic last year when it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, the report said.”

Narrative Management = Reality Management – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/narrative-management-reality-management-5ccdadfcb66a – “I’ve taken to calling such things “narrative management operations” lately, because that’s a much clearer illustration of their function than simply labeling them propaganda constructs and psyops (though those labels are certainly accurate as well). Countless operations have been set up both inside and outside of Syria to control the narrative about what’s happening there, and now if a casual observer decides to find out more about the Syrian conflict they’ll almost certainly be consuming information that has been filtered through narrative management ops that have been funded by governments within the US-centralized power alliance… It’s like trying to figure out what’s going on at the other end of a large room that’s been filled with smoke and mirrors.”

U.S. Is Preparing ‘Tactical Assault’ On ‘Nuclear Facility’ In Iran: Reporthttps://southfront.org/u-s-is-preparing-tactical-assault-on-nuclear-facility-in-iran-report/ – “The report claimed that the attack will be justified by Iran’s supposed involvement in the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13… ‘The bombing will be massive but will be limited to a specific target,’ Maariv quoted an anonymous Western diplomat… The supposed military action under consideration is an aerial bombardment of an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program, according to the report… The report also noted that the US is going to continue reinforcing its military presence in the Middle East.”

A USS Liberty’s Hero’s Passing – This article was written in 2014 on the occasion of Halbardier’s death – by Ray McGovern – https://consortiumnews.com/2019/06/08/a-uss-libertys-heros-passing/ – “Terry Halbardier, who as a 23-year old seaman in 1967 thwarted Israeli attempts to sink the USS Liberty, died on Aug. 11 in Visalia, California. It took the U.S. government 42 years after the attack to recognize Halbardier’s heroism by awarding him the Silver Star, a delay explained by Washington’s determination to downplay Israeli responsibility for the 34 Americans killed and the 174 wounded… On June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War, the Israeli military attacked the USS Liberty, an American spy ship which had been monitoring Israeli transmissions about the conflict. Intercepted Israeli communications indicated that the goal was to sink the Liberty and leave no survivors… Warplanes and torpedo boats had already killed 34 and wounded 174, when Halbardier slid over the Liberty’s napalm-glazed deck to jury-rig an antenna and get an SOS off to the Sixth Fleet. The Israelis intercepted the SOS and broke off the attack immediately. In effect, Halbardier prevented the massacre of all 294 onboard. Still, the infamy of the attack on the Liberty was two-fold… First, the Liberty, a virtually defenseless intelligence collection platform prominently flying an American flag in international waters, came under deliberate attack by Israeli aircraft and three 60-ton Israeli torpedo boats off the coast of the Sinai on a cloudless June afternoon during the six-day Israeli-Arab war. Second, President Lyndon Johnson called back carrier aircraft dispatched to defend the Liberty lest Israel be embarrassed, the start of an unconscionable cover-up, including top Navy brass, that persists to this day.” – (emphasis added)

Trump: “I Think I Know” Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-17/trump-i-think-i-know-who-was-behind-911-attacks – ” President Trump says he knows who was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, telling ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos “Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Center,” adding ‘It were (sic!) other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also.‘.. “It was a terrible decision to go into the Middle East. Terrible,” said Trump, adding ‘We’re now up to almost $8 trillion. And when we want to build a roadway, a highway, a school, or something, everyone’s always fighting over money. It’s ridiculous. So that was a bad decision.’.. Trump came under fire during the 2016 election when he claimed ‘There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations,’ adding ‘They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down.’ Defending his comments, Trump pointed to a September 18, 2001 Washington Post article which reads ‘In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.’ ” – Comment: This from the World’s Pre-eminent Player of 4D Chess…

Donald Trump at Ground Zero right after the 9/11 attacks (Trump’s part of the video is the first 4min 30sec) – Comment: Priceless

Convenient “Tanker Attacks” as US Seeks War with Iran – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.globalresearch.ca/convenient-tanker-attacks-as-us-seeks-war-with-iran/5680510 – “The U.S. already had warned ships that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region. America is deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged, still-unspecified threats from Tehran… This more recent incident will likely be further exploited by the US to continue building up its military forces in the region, applying pressure on Iran, and moving the entire globe closer toward war with Iran… The US has already arrayed its forces across the Middle East to aid in ongoing proxy wars against Iran and its allies as well as prepare for conventional war with Tehran itself… All of this amounts to a renewed push toward a more direct conflict between the United States and Iran after years of proxy war in Syria Washington-backed forces have decisively lost… It is also a continuation of long-standing US foreign policy regarding Iran put into motion over a decade ago and carried out by each respective presidency since.”

Chinese dissidents are being executed for their organs, former hospital worker says – by Steven W. Mosher – https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/chinese-dissidents-are-being-executed-for-their-organs-former-hospital-worker-says/ – “The prisoner was brought in, tied hand and foot, but very much alive. The army doctor in charge sliced him open from chest to belly button and exposed his two kidneys. “Cut the veins and arteries,” he told his shocked intern. George did as he was told. Blood spurted everywhere… The kidneys were placed in an organ-transplant container… Then the doctor ordered George to remove the man’s eyeballs. Hearing that, the dying prisoner gave him a look of sheer terror, and George froze. “I can’t do it,” he told the doctor, who then quickly scooped out the man’s eyeballs himself… George was so unnerved by what he had seen that he soon quit his job at the hospital and returned home. Later, afraid that he might be the next victim of China’s forced organ-transplant business, he fled to Canada and assumed a new identity.”

Sen. Cotton: Iran’s ‘Unprovoked Attack on Commercial Shipping Warrants Retaliatory Military Strikes’ – by Patrick Goodenough – https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/sen-cotton-irans-unprovoked-attack-commercial-shipping-warrants – ” ‘The fastest way to get the fire and fury of the U.S. military unleashed on you is to interfere with the freedom of navigation on the open seas and in the air,’ Cotton told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”.. ‘That’s exactly what Iran is doing in one of the world’s most important strategic chokepoints.’ ”

Extensive Anthology That Refutes Man-Made Global Warminghttps://www.technocracy.news/extensive-anthology-refutes-man-made-global-warming/Over 150 links to articles on the real science behind Earth’s climate

It’s Back to Cold War Days Over the Baltic – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/16/its-back-cold-war-days-over-baltic/ Comment: The tip-toe toward war with Russia continues.

For the Week of 6/10/19:

Turkey Strikes Syrian Army In Response To New Attack On Observation Post In Northern Hamahttps://southfront.org/turkey-strikes-syrian-army-in-response-to-new-attack-on-observation-post-in-northern-hama/ – “Turkey said on Sunday that its military stuck positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in response to a new attack on one of its observation posts around Syria’s Idlib… In an official statement, Ankara’s Ministry of National Defense said that the Syrian military shelled one of its posts in the northern Hama countryside near the town of Murak. The ministry said that the attack was “deliberate.” However, it resulted in material damage only… Ankara said that its military retaliated by striking positions of the SAA in an unspecified location after ‘taking the necessary initiatives with Moscow.’.. Syrian pro-government sources confirmed that positions of the SAA near the towns of Tell Bazzam and al-Kabariyah were shelled by the Turkish artillery. The sources claimed that the Turkish observation post near Murak was the source of the fire.”

US Central Command Blames Iran For Attacks On MQ-9 Combat Drones In Persian Gulf Regionhttps://southfront.org/us-central-command-blames-iran-for-attacks-on-mq-9-combat-drones-in-persian-gulf-region/ – “The US continues to fuel tensions in the Persian Gulf region. First, US Central Command accused Iran of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Then, it accused Iran of working to shoot down MQ-9 combat drones in the region.”

Saudi Arabia Bows to Pressure, Not to Execute Teen Arrested at 13 over Protestshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Saudi-Arabia-Bows-to-Pressure-Not-to-Execute-Teen-Arrested-at-13-over-Protests-20190616-0004.html – “…young man from Saudi Arabia’s minority Shiite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters Saturday following reports of his pending execution… Murtaja Qureiris, who was detained in September 2014, has received an initial 12-year prison sentence with time served since his arrest and four years suspended for his young age, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The sentence is subject to appeal… ‘He will not be executed,’ the official added… Qureiris, now 18 was detained when 13-years-old for taking part in a Shitte-led protest when he was 10-years-old.”

Kushner as a Colonial Administrator: Let’s Talk About The ‘Israeli Model’ – by Ramzy Baroud – https://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Kushner-as-a-Colonial-Administrator-Lets-Talk-About-The-Israeli-Model-20190613-0009.html – “He has been pushing his so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ relentlessly while including in his various meets and conferences countries such as Poland, Brazil and Croatia, but not Palestine… Indeed, this is what transpired at the Warsaw conference on ‘peace and security’ in the Middle East. The same charade, also led by Kushner, is expected to be rebooted in Bahrain on June 25… Much has been said about the subtle racism in Kushner’s words, reeking with the stench of old colonial discourses where the natives were seen as lesser, incapable of rational thinking beings who needed the civilized ‘whites’ of the western hemisphere to help them cope with their backwardness and inherent incompetence… Kushner, whose credentials are merely based on his familial connections to Trump and family friendship with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is now poised to be the colonial administrator of old, making and enforcing the law while the hapless natives have no other option but to either accommodate or receive their due punishment.”

Turkey Supplied Idlib Militants With Anti-Aircraft Missiles: Reporthttps://southfront.org/turkey-supplied-idlib-militants-with-anti-aircraft-missiles-report/ – “Russian news agency Sputnik claimed in a new report released on June 14: ‘Turkey’s support for armed the groups has begun to take a new turn recently, it is characterized by providing them with advanced weaponry, such as TOW and Kornet [anti-tank guided] missiles, in addition to man-portable air-defense systems [MANPADs],’ Bassel Shartuh, Sputnik’s reporter in Hama, said in the report… According to Sputnik, one of the Turkish-supplied MANPADs was used by the militants to hit a Su-22M4 fighter bomber of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) over northern Hama last week. Shartuh said that the warplane survived the hit

Israeli Mossad Is Training SDF Intelligence Personnel – Reporthttps://southfront.org/israeli-mossad-is-training-sdf-intelligence-personnel-report/ – “Israel’s national intelligence agency, known as Mossad, is training security personnel of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), al-Khabour, a news outlet with strong connections in northeastern Syria, revealed on June 14… According to the outlet, 20 personnel of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the core of the SDF, are on their way to Israel to attend a training course by the Mossad. The chosen personnel had passed several tests, which were held in the SDF-held area… ’20 personnel were transferred to the city of Arbil in northern Iraq, in preparation for their transfer to occupied Palestine,’ a local source told al-Khabour… Regarding the aim of this alleged cooperation program, the source claimed that Israel wants to establish a friendly intelligence service in the SDF-held areas. The service would recruit spies for the Mossad and provide information of interest for Israel.”

NYT: US Implemented Malware Into Russia’s Power Gridhttps://southfront.org/nyt-us-implemented-malware-into-russias-power-grid/ – “The US was ramping up alleged digital attacks on Russia’s power grid ‘in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin,’ the NYT reported citing mostly anonymous current and former government officials… According to the outlet, interviews conducted over the last three months described a previously unreported deployment of US computer code inside Russia’s power grid and other targets. The alleged move was a classified accompaniment to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s alleged hacking and disinformation attempts surrounding the US 2018 midterm elections… Anonymous advocates of the alleged strategy said that it had been long overdue after years of warnings from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI that Russia had allegedly inserted malware that could sabotage American power plants, oil and gas pipelines, or water supplies in any future conflict with the United States.

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing – DIA provides no evidence of accusation – by Jason Ditz – https://news.antiwar.com/2019/06/14/us-military-intelligence-accuses-russia-of-nuclear-testing/ – “As one Russian MP pointed out last time the DIA made such an accusation, nuclear tests aren’t exactly secret. There is a huge global array of seismic devices that would immediately detect any nuclear tests carried out, and no such tests have been detected in Russia.”

UK signs Assange extradition papers to US – The US request still needs to be approved by the British courts – by Zia Weise – https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-sajid-javid-signs-wikileaks-julian-assange-extradition-papers-to-us/ – “The U.S. extradition request will still have to be approved by the British courts. Assange is due to appear in court Friday for a hearing on the matter, according to Javid… ‘There is an extradition request from the U.S. that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it,’ Javid said, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program Thursday… He added: ‘It is a decision ultimately for the courts, but there is a very important part of it for the home secretary and I want to see justice done at all times and we’ve got a legitimate extradition request, so I’ve signed it, but the final decision is now with the courts.’ ”

Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed – by Allum Bokhari – https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/06/13/exclusive-facebooks-process-to-label-you-a-hate-agent-revealed/ – “The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform… Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”.. Facebook may also categorize you as a hate agent if you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology,” if you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson), or if you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.” (The document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign.)”

Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, panicked scientists warn – by Charlotte Edwardshttps://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9293808/weather-hacking-world-war-3/ – “CLIMATE change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering… Many experts are in favour of geoengineering, which involves manipulating the atmosphere by blocking sunlight or isolating excess carbon, but weather hacking in one region could have negative impacts in another and lead to global conflict, according to scientists… The worse case scenario is that Earth’s atmospheric chemistry is irreversibly altered and causes freak weather conditions like monsoons, hurricanes and heatwaves that could kill thousands and increase global tensions… However, geoengineering may be the only way to reach the goals for reducing climate change set out in the Paris agreement and so many countries may agree to trialling it anyway.”

Brazil: Millions Protest Bolsonaro’s Neoliberal Pension Reformhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Millions-Protest-Bolsonaros-Neoliberal-Pension-Reform-20190614-0005.html – “In Brazil the Popular Brazil Front, People Without Fear Front along with hundreds of other social movements and student organizations, as well as twelve of the country’s largest trade unions are staging a massive general strike against President Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to privatize the nation’s pension system… ‘We know that this pension reform is a fraud, it’s a lie, and the working class is going to pay a high price for it. That is why we are out here,’ Luiz Gonzaga da Silva, leader within the Central of Popular Movements (CMP) told the press Friday morning as the nation was brought to a halt from the strike.”

I recommend yesterday’s X22 Spotlight interview of Michael Pento. Pento seems to have a lot of credibility with Dave, who seems to kind of pussyfoot around with some of the assertions he makes aggressively on X22 Reports – about Trump controlling the Fed, etc., which Pento pretty much blows out of the water with his confident analyses of the historical moment based on his deep understanding of financial systems. The picture Pento paints is not one of a system that anyone has substantial control over, but of one that is running away from anyone’s ability to reign it in, and that is taking us for a ride to remember, and not in a good way. The Purge Is Coming, Then A Reset Of The Currency: Michael Pento” – Though Dave puts “Then a Reset Of The Currency” in the title, the reset Pento is suggesting is hardly the orderly reorganization of world finances that Q speaks of. It’s of some kind of “reset of the currency” after several YEARS of “stagflation” – extreme low growth and high inflation, essentially a major depression (a word that Pento uses), followed by “a collapse.” Hardly Happy Days are Here Again.

UK signs Assange extradition papers to US – The US request still needs to be approved by the British courts – by Zia Weise – https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-sajid-javid-signs-wikileaks-julian-assange-extradition-papers-to-us/ – “The U.S. extradition request will still have to be approved by the British courts. Assange is due to appear in court Friday for a hearing on the matter, according to Javid… ‘There is an extradition request from the U.S. that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it,’ Javid said, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program Thursday… He added: ‘It is a decision ultimately for the courts, but there is a very important part of it for the home secretary and I want to see justice done at all times and we’ve got a legitimate extradition request, so I’ve signed it, but the final decision is now with the courts.’ ”
Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/06/14/seven-reasons-to-be-highly-skeptical-of-the-gulf-of-oman-incident/

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: The US Empire Is Acting Like A Desperate, Cornered Animal, Because That’s What It Is – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/03/02/the-us-empire-is-acting-like-a-desperate-cornered-animal-because-thats-what-it-is/ – “This is both good news and potentially very bad news. The good news is that once America is no longer the seat of a depraved dominant plutocracy that is trying to rule the world, there will no longer be a vested interest in keeping Americans poor, impotent, and blinded by propaganda in order to ensure that the populace of their home base doesn’t rise up and seize political power. All the resources that now go toward endless war and global domination could then be used by the American people, for the American people, while still maintaining a military to protect the nation’s easily-defended shores. A real economy that isn’t propped up with the barrel of a gun could emerge, and the good qualities of a decent citizenry could enable them to thrive like a real, normal nation… The bad news is that cornered animals are dangerous, and desperate times call for desperate measures. There is indeed the very real possibility that America’s oligarchs will plunge the nation and its allies into a humanity-threatening world war rather than acquiesce to the emergence of a multipolar world and lose their empire. The more of our fellow humans we can awaken to what is going on, the greater the likelihood of the former future rather than the latter. I really hope we win.

SHOCK as Trump signs executive order that will end most regulations and oversight on genetically engineered food – by Mike Adams – https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-12-trump-signs-executive-order-genetically-engineered-food.html – “Even though Trump is far from an “establishment” Republican, to the frustration of health-conscious Americans, he just signed an executive order that might as well be called “the GMO Streamlining Act.” As reported by the Associated Press, this executive order directs federal agencies to reduce or eliminate regulations and oversight mechanisms that might help ensure the safety of genetically engineered crops… In other words, President Trump just ordered the federal government to turn American into a massive GMO experiment where anything goes.”

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman – by Edward Wong – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/politics/oil-tanker-attack-pompeo.html – “Mr. Pompeo did not present any evidence to back up the assessment of Iran’s involvement. The assertion is certain to further fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders, which have been at heightened levels since early May, when the White House announced military movements in response to what American officials have said is an increased threat from Iran… Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Mr. Pompeo said the sabotage against the two tankers was only the latest in a series of recent violent acts by Iran… ‘Taken as a whole, these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security,’ he said… ‘Iran is lashing out because the regime wants our successful ‘maximum pressure’ campaign lifted,’ Mr. Pompeo said Thursday. He added that the administration’s policy continues to focus on using diplomatic and economic pressure to ‘bring Iran back to the negotiating table at the appropriate time.’ ”

The Incredible Disappearance of Shai Masot – by Craig Murray – https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/06/the-incredible-disappearance-of-shai-masot/ – “The overwhelming majority of the tens of thousands who will read this article know who Shai Masot is and know why his activities are absolutely central to the Willsman story… And here is the truly terrifying thing: The overwhelming majority of the mainstream media “journalists” who produced those scores of stories about Willsman also know exactly who Shai Masot is and why his activities are central to the Willsman narrative. And every single one of those journalists chose to self-censor the crucial information that casts a shade over the “Willsman is an anti-semite” line. Every single one. Their self-censorship is not necessarily a conscious and singular act, though in many cases it will be. They are simply imbued with the line they are supposed to adopt, the facts they are supposed to ignore, to forward their career and remain accepted in their social group… Because the plain truth is that the Al Jazeera documentary The Lobby (part 1 below) showed to the entire political world that Mr Willsman’s thesis about the involvement of the Israeli Embassy in British politics and its objectives is broadly true.”

F-35′s Stealth Coating Has Big Problems With Supersonic Speedshttps://southfront.org/f-35-stealth-coating-has-big-problems-with-supersonic-speeds/ – “The F-35 B and C joint strike fighters can only fly at supersonic speeds for short bursts of time at very high altitudes before there being significant risk of structural damage and loss of stealth capability, Defense News reported, citing documents exclusively obtained by the outlet… Moreover, the US Department of Defense has no plans to implement a fix to the problem, which not only influences the F-35 airframe, but also the low-observable coating that keeps it stealthy, in addition to the many antennas located on the back of the fighter jet… The F-35 Joint Program Office reportedly classified the issues for the “B” and “C”, respectively for the US Navy and Marine Corps, models as separate category 1 deficiencies, indicating in one document that the problem presents a challenge to accomplishing one of the key missions of the fighter jet. Category 1 is the most serious class of deficiency… Notably, both deficiencies were first observed in 2011 when both the F-35B and F-35C fighter jets flew at Mach 1.3 and Mach 1.4.”

The Trade War Is About To Become An Economic World War III – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/the-trade-war-is-about-to-become-an-economic-world-war-iii.html – “…the ideals that globalists hate get blamed for the wars they help start, then they introduce their centralized systems as a “solution” to the problems they created. The trade war situation will be no different… The public enthusiasm for the trade war is an artificially induced fervor, perpetuated by elites within the Trump Administration cabinet, including Rothschild banking agent Wilber Ross, Council On Foreign Relations member Robert E. Lighthizer, Goldman Sachs member Steve Mnuchin, and Bilderberg attendee Mike Pompeo. It showcases a clear desire to escalate global tensions. But why?”

Saudis Suggest Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Responsible For Tanker Attack – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-13/2-tankers-damaged-after-suspected-torpedo-attack-near-strait-hormuz-oil-soars – “And just like that…war with Iran is now almost assured… Roughly one month after the US accused Iran of attacking Saudi- and UAE-docked oil tankers with naval mines in the Strait of Hormuz, two oil tankers were attacked in the Sea of Oman (not far from where the prior attacks occurred), leaving both ships seriously damaged, Bloomberg reports… So far, no casualties have been reported. The attack left one of the ships “ablaze and adrift,” according to the Associated Press… Sailors from both vessels were being evacuated as the US Navy rushed to assist… senior officials from the US and UAE have attributed the attack to a “state actor,” though they neglected to explicitly name Iran… All this is happening before the investigation into the attacks has even begun. And BBG’s Javier Blas pointed out that should Iran be found responsible, it would be a strange turn of events since the Front Altair is owned by John Frederiksen, the owner of the Frontline Tanker company, who moved oil for Iran during the “tanker war” with Iraq… A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government in the country’s civil war has come out and blamed Iran for Thursday’s attack, saying they believe they can connect it to a similar tanker bombing last year in the Red Sea committed by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The spokesman called the attack a “major escalation”, and reiterated in what sounded to us like a thinly veiled threat that Saudi Arabia has the capacity to protect its vital institutions.”

Ian R Crane Interviews John Smith on the UK Common Law Court and the effort to keep the British Government from extradictitng Lynn Thyer, who was not charged in the UK for breaking the law regarding the use of GC-maf, a natural substance in our bodies, that is proven to help fight cancers. (38 min – timestamped at 10:45 and ends at 58:30) – https://youtu.be/5YhbZHxjJmw?t=645 – John Smith’s Common Law Court website: https://www.commonlawcourt.com

California Lawmakers Plan to Give Health Benefits to Illegal Immigrants – by Hannah Bleau – https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/10/california-lawmakers-plan-give-health-benefits-illegal-immigrants/ – “Democrat state lawmakers in progressive California have agreed to a plan that would extend health benefits to qualifying illegal immigrants residing in the state… The legislature has a June 15 deadline and is expected to approve the deal in the coming days. It essentially extends eligibility to California’s Medicaid program to young low-income illegal immigrants between the ages of 19 and 25. The move is part of a broader budget plan, which clocks in around $213 billion… Expanding California’s Medicaid program to low-income illegals would cost the state about $98 million per year. According to the Associated Press, roughly 90,000 will qualify… ‘California believes that health is a fundamental right,’ State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) said, according to the news outlet… A number of Democrat state lawmakers wanted to take it a step further, offering coverage for all illegals in the state, but Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected the proposal, citing rising costs.”

US fuels conditions at refugee camps enabling terrorists’ return to Syria, says top brasshttp://tass.com/world/1063074 – “The United States is artificially creating inhuman conditions for refugees at the Rukban and Al-Hawl camps under its control, thus creating the risks that terror groups might return to Syria, Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Col. Gen, Mikhail Mizintsev said on Monday… The general stressed that the control by the US and its allies over the Syrian territories and also the Rukban and Al-Hawl camps delays the effort to end the Syrian conflict, worsens the crime situation and hinders the process of returning refugees.”

Iran Calls For ‘Elimination’ Of Dollar To Stop US ‘Economic Terrorism’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-10/iran-calls-elimination-dollar-stop-us-economic-terrorism – “Iran has been preparing for de-dollarization for quite some time. Earlier this year, Iran announced that four of its banks had developed a gold-backed cryptocurrency called PayMon… Iran is also escalating its de-dollarization effort by seeking a bilateral rial-yuan agreement with China… The writing is on the wall for dollar hegemony: Iran is leading the charge, intending to eliminate the dollar from its trade, a move that could potentially lead to a shooting war with the Americans.”

Belt and Road Harmony – and Hostility – by Brian Cloughley – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/11/belt-and-road-harmony-and-hostility/ – “On June 5 the Washington Post reported that in its most recent persecution of migrant children “The Trump administration is cancelling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide.” One shelter employee spoke for all civilised people when he said that “educational classes and sports activities are crucial to maintaining physical and mental health while the children are in custody” but this means nothing to Trump and his followers, so many of whom seem to be bigots who actually take pleasure in making life disagreeable and distressing for people who have done them no harm but have in some fashion displeased them… The BRI is drawing nations together, and Trump Washington doesn’t like this sort of thing, except on its own strict terms. The mammoth project that is intended to benefit all who care to join it is anathema to a country that Trump declares is “the greatest place on earth,” and whose representatives seek every opportunity to denigrate the venture which, so far, involves over sixty nations… At the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Vice President Pence told 21 national leaders (including President Xi) that the United States doesn’t “offer a constricting belt or a one-way road” and in March 2019 Secretary of State Pompeo declared the BRI to be ‘a non-economic offer,’ against which Washington is ‘working diligently to make sure everyone in the world understands that threat.’ ”

The Immortal State – by Jon Rappoport – https://www.davidicke.com/article/540393/the-immortal-state – “The huge central government of every major nation in the world would like to be immortal. It would like to exist for all time. It would like to justify its status and importance by continuing on into an indefinite future. It would like to become so powerful and persistent that no citizen even bothers to imagine an alternative… The current size of government in any big city in the world dwarfs the original 18th-century federal government in the United States. And this isn’t even considering the various partnerships modern governments enter into with giant corporations and banks… Modern governments help spawn synthetic archetypes, the most prominent of which is “good citizen.” A person tries to support and obey all the rules and edicts, while somehow working to improve government. The archetype exists because the most important element has been lost: PARTICIPATION.”

Daily Mail Loses Nearly 50% Of Daily Search Traffic After Latest Google Algorithm Change – by Chris Menahan – http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60314 – “Google is now screwing over even normie-tier right-wing news sites in their quest to purge all content from the internet which counters leftist narratives in advance of the 2020 election… From Fast Company: ‘A few days ago, Google warned publishers that change was on the horizon. The search giant was tweaking its algorithm, and it wanted to let publishers know that they may notice a shift. The company said the change (dubbed the June 2019 core update) wasn’t huge–but any algorithm change will likely affect the websites that rely on accruing search results.’.. The new algorithm was launched this past Monday, and some publishers are already taking a big hit. Most notable among them is the Daily Mail, which reportedly complained about losing up to 50% of its daily search traffic as a result of this update. The SEO director of the website even seems to have taken to Google’s help forums to report the huge drop, as spotted by the blog Search Engine Roundtable. He added that they saw their “Discover traffic drop by 90%” and it ‘has not improved.’ ”

From the Beyond-Kafkaesque Desk: Drama on the tarmac: US judge foils secret deportation to Israel – by Ali Abunimah – https://electronicintifada.net/content/drama-tarmac-us-judge-foils-secret-deportation-israel/27551 – “To understand the almost unbelievable chain of events of recent days, we have to go back to 2003, when Ashqar reached an agreement with ICE to voluntarily leave the United States… If he did not comply, he would be ordered deported to Jordan… Ashqar had a job offer to teach abroad and was planning to leave the US, but US authorities prevented him from complying with the agreement: Immediately after he signed it, the government summoned him to appear before a grand jury in Chicago… Ashqar refused to testify and in 2007 the government indicted him for conspiracy and obstruction of justice… He was the co-defendant of Muhammad Salah in a 2007 “terrorism” trial in Chicago that was part of the US government’s post-9/11 nationwide crackdown on Palestinian activists as part of its “war on terror.”.. Ashqar and Salah were acquitted by a federal jury on all the charges supposedly linking them to fundraising for Hamas… Salah, who died in 2016, was nonetheless convicted of a single count of obstruction of justice and spent less than a year in prison… Ashqar was convicted on one count of criminal contempt of court for his refusal to testify before US grand juries and received an extraordinarily harsh sentence of 11 years.”

On Biblical Celebrities and Jewish Symbolism – by Gilad Atzmon – https://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2019/6/9/on-biblical-celebrities-and-jewish-symbolism – “On Friday, the entire Jewish media sphere was shaken by the fact that the DC Dyke march decided to ban the Jewish Pride Flag… Apparently the march’s organizers decided to ban “nationalist symbols,” including flags that represent what Jewish event organizer, Yael Horowitz, called ‘nations that have specific oppressive tendencies.’.. March organizer Rae Gaines, another Jewish ethnic activist and a member of the left-wing Jewish group IfNotNow, — wrote via Facebook Messenger to would-be participant A.J. Campbell, the former director of the lesbian Jewish group Nice Jewish Girls, ‘The issue (with the Jewish Pride flag) is where the Star of David is positioned in a way that looks like an Israeli flag, it creates an unsafe space.’.. We are being treated to a Jewish street fight at the heart of the LGBTQ shtetl.”

San Francisco May Lock Up Mentally Ill Homeless People – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-04/san-francisco-may-lock-mentally-ill-homeless-people – “San Francisco authorities are expected to consider a Tuesday proposal that would force mentally ill drug addicts into treatment centers against their will, according to ABC News… Known as conservatorship, the program has the endorsement of Mayor London Breed and others, who say it’s a necessary step to deal with often-homeless addicts who may be a danger to themselves or others. The program would allow a court to appoint a public conservator for those who have been involuntarily detained for psychiatric hospitalization at least eight times in a year under section 5150 of California’s welfare and institutions code. According to the report, treatment could last for up to a year. So far, San Francisco’s public health department has identified 55 individuals who would qualify for the program, and 48 more who have been detained six or seven times.”

MSM Mourns Death Of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ISIS Ally – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/msm-mourns-death-of-cia-backed-syrian-al-qaeda-isis-ally-466d12a597de – “You will see continuing melodramatic garment-rending from the US State Department and its mass media stenographers about “war crimes” and “human rights violations” as though the responsibility for this violence rests somewhere other than on the US-centralized power alliance, but they will be lying. What these warmongering propagandists are doing is exactly the same as paying a bunch of violent thugs to break into a home and murder its owner, then standing by and sounding the alarm about the way the homeowner chooses to fight off their assailants.”

Judge Orders British Man Opposing 5G Released from Jail – Attempts to Silence Him Failed – by John P. Thomas – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/judge-orders-british-man-opposing-5g-released-from-jail-attempts-to-silence-him-failed/ – “Mark Steele told me what happened: ‘It all started with the Council sending council officers, workers, and councilors to my home to exaggerate and fabricate evidence about the events that happened as they engaged with me… I knew all the time this was a set-up and I played along. We now have all of the evidence of the false statements and perjury of the witnesses… Two councilors made false witness testimony about me and I was arrested. I spent a day in Police custody. It all came out in court and I was charged and found guilty of a lesser offence as I had admitted calling them baby killers… Then they sought a full gagging order in the Civil Courts to stop any output about 5G from me. Their claim was I was frightening vulnerable people in the area. This was the civil case, which failed… The Judge demanded that the 5G risk be debated. I was given an injunction to not break the law, which I haven’t… I did send two emails to all councilors telling them to do their duty and uphold the law. I mentioned the crime of not complying with the law – [As a result] the court said this was intimidation of the Councilors and I was fined £250 suspended for two years… The Council is still trying to silence me about 5G. However, the problem they have is the Court has sanctioned me to carry on the campaign. The recorder Nolan stated the ‘public have a right to know,’ ‘this is democracy in action.’ ”

Totally fun read (if you’re into this kind of thing): The Arrival of the Anti-Christ, Delayed – by Israel Shamir – http://www.unz.com/ishamir/the-arrival-of-the-anti-christ-delayed/ – “Thus, the two great plans of Bibi: the trilateral meeting in Jerusalem and Deal of the Century went down when Bibi failed to form a government. These nasty plans weren’t aborted by Israeli Left, or by American alt-Right, neither by Russian Orthodox Christians. One man did it: Avigdor Lieberman, an Israeli politician, the head of a small party representing Russian Israelis. It is difficult to like him, but he sabotaged or at least postponed the advent of the Jewish Messiah, aka Antichrist… I’d compare him with Gollum, the revolting and treacherous creature that followed Frodo in the Lord of the Rings. When Frodo had made his mad attempt to claim the Ring for himself, Gollum had saved the quest. He bit off Frodo’s finger and fell with the Ring into the Fire River of Orodruin. Even Gollum may have something yet to do, Gandalf concluded… He did it out of sheer spite. Netanyahu did not treat him with due respect; he felt himself used and never appreciated. In the end, he refused all tempting offers of Netanyahu and fell into Orodruin together with the Knesset… For the readers dissatisfied with the simple explanation of sheer spite, I can offer another version rumoured in Israel. They say Lieberman did it following wily Putin’s orders. Putin was not keen to be pushed by Netanyahu and Trump to act against Iran; he didn’t want to quarrel with these two leaders either. He activated Lieberman and torpedoed the new Netanyahu’s government. Se non è vero, è ben trovato. If it is not true, it is a good story.

Exposing Human Programming … stepping out of the Matrix! (2hr 5min) – Talk by Ian R Crane – https://youtu.be/H8gwX89AdCE – “Groomed to becoming consumers, we become unwitting but willing slaves to the Temple of Global Corporatism … an agenda which serves to suppress our true selves, preventing us from realising who we are and from achieving our full potential.” – In this prescient (from 2012!), though occasionally somewhat pokey, talk by Ian at the Open Mind Conference in Europe, he delves into the power and importance of the Right Brain, and concludes by talking about a possible shift of humanity away from ego domination through an ongoing awakening.

Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time – An experiment caught a quantum system in the middle of a jump — something the originators of quantum mechanics assumed was impossible – by Philip Ball – https://portside.org/2019-06-09/quantum-leaps-long-assumed-be-instantaneous-take-time

For the Week of 6/3/19:

The Next Stage Of The Engineered Global Economic Reset Has Arrived – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/the-next-stage-of-the-engineered-global-economic-reset-has-arrived.html – “When discussing the fact that globalists often deliberately engineer economic crisis events, certain questions inevitably arise. The primary question being “Why would the elites ruin a system that is already working in their favor…?” The answer is in some ways complicated because there are multiple factors that motivate the globalists to do the things they do. However, before we get into explanations we have to understand that this kind of question is rooted in false assumptions, not logic… The first assumption people make is that that current system is the ideal globalist system – it’s not even close… For at least the past century the globalists have been pursuing a true one world system that is not covert, but overt. They want conscious public acceptance of a completely centralized global economic system, a single global currency, a one world government, and a one world religion (though that particular issue will require an entirely separate article)… The International Monetary Fund began spreading a meme a few years ago as a way to describe a global economic crash without actually saying the word “crash”. Managing Director Christine Lagarde and others started using the phrase “global economic reset” in reference to greater centralization of economic and monetary management, all in the wake of a kind of crisis that was left mostly ambiguous. What she was describing was simply another name for the new world order, but it was one of the first times we had seen a globalist official actually hint that the change or “reset” would be built on the ashes of the old world system, rather than simply built as an extension of it… Lagarde’s message was essentially this: “Collective” cooperation will not just be encouraged in the new order, it will be required — meaning, the collective cooperation of all nations toward the same geopolitical and economic framework. If this is not accomplished, great fiscal pain will be felt and “spillover” will result… …going by his associations alone, it is clear that Donald Trump is controlled opposition playing the role of “anti-globalist” while at the same time stacking his cabinet with the very same elites he is supposedly at war with. As I have outlined in numerous articles, Trump was bought off in the 1990s when he was saved from possible permanent bankruptcy by Rothschild banking agent Wilber Ross. Trump made Ross his Commerce Secretary as soon as he entered the White House, and Ross is one of the key figures in the developing trade war. I believe the next stage of the economic reset has now begun in 2018 and 2019. In this phase of the globalist created theater, we see the world being torn apart by the “non-cooperation” that Lagarde and the CFR warned us about in 2015. The trade war is swiftly becoming a world economic war drawing in multiple nations on either side. This scenario only benefits the globalists, as it provides perfect cover as they initiate a crash of the historically massive ‘Everything Bubble’ which they have spent the last ten years inflating just for this moment… At this point I have to say that anyone arguing that Trump is “playing 4D chess” with the banking elites while he is surrounded by them on a daily basis must be clinically insane. Every economic and trade policy Trump has initiated in the past two years has served as a smokescreen for the globalists controlled demolition of the economy. As the reset continues in the midst of the trade war, it will be Trump and by extension all conservatives that get the blame… …there is a globalist-controlled central bank in almost every nation in the world, including supposedly anti-globalist countries in the East like Russia and China. All of these central banks are coordinated through the Bank For International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. The globalists covertly dictate the economic policy of nearly the entire planet. They can easily create an economic collapse anytime they wish. This is a fact… However, what they do not control is how elements of the public will react to their reset agenda. And this is where we find hope. They do not have their “new world order” yet, which is why they have to resort to elaborate theatrics and psychological operations. They know that an awake and aware segment of the population could annihilate them tomorrow with the right motivation, and so, they continue to distract us with a swarm of other concerns and calamities… The purpose is to convince the masses to focus on all the wrong enemies while ignoring organized and psychopathic elites as the root of threat to humanity. We are supposed to hate the Russians, or hate the Chinese, or hate people on the left, or hate people on the right, and so it goes on. But these conflicts are just symptoms of a deeper disease. The great danger is that the focus on globalists as the virus will fade from public consciousness and conservative circles in particular as the trade war becomes a world war and economic collapse results in financial pain.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: This is a crucially important article, worthy of multiple readings if you want to understand its importance in outlining what the people of the world now face.

US attempt to push Huawei from global market is the first sign of looming tech war – Putinhttps://www.rt.com/business/461306-us-huawei-tech-war-putin/ -“Putin added that attempts to monopolize a new technological wave by some countries impede solving the global inequality problem and will lead to destabilization… Despite Huawei’s repeated denials of the accusations by Washington, leading global tech companies such as Google, Intel, and Qualcomm, started cutting their ties with the Chinese firm to comply with the US ban. Huawei has already filed a motion in a US court to overturn the ban on its products, saying that it was targeted in ‘violation of due process.’ ”

Political Crisis Developing In Moldova. Clashes Continue In Eastern Ukraine Despite ‘Peacekeeping’ Rhetoric of Zelenskyhttps://southfront.org/political-crisis-developing-in-moldova-clashes-continue-in-eastern-ukraine-despite-peacekeeping-rhetoric-of-zelensky/A good article on the continuing deterioration of stability and the interests of populations in this region.

Israeli army cadets train for takeover of Hezbollah-held Lebanese villagehttps://www.timesofisrael.com/army-cadets-train-for-takeover-of-hezbollah-held-lebanese-village/ – “Army cadets at the Israel Defense Forces’ Officer Training School this week drilled for the takeover of a Lebanese village held by Hezbollah in a future war with the terror group… The exercise saw a focus on cooperation between infantry, Armored Corps, Air Force and intelligence-gathering troops in identifying and eliminating threats in urban areas, Channel 12 news reported Saturday… It also incorporated battles against missile-launching cells and underground combat in tunnels and bunkers with hiding enemy troops…In a future conflict “we will not enter every village,” said Lt. Gen. Benny Aharon, who oversees commander training in the Armored Corps. ‘We will choose the targets we need to conquer and hit those places we know will help us defeat the enemy — the places that are its center of gravity.’ ”

NFL, Al-Qaeda Factions Attack Syrian Army Positions In Northern Lattakia From Turkish Territoryhttps://southfront.org/nfl-al-qaeda-factions-attack-syrian-army-positions-in-northern-lattakia-from-turkey-territory/ – “Militants of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Wa Harid al-Muminin” operations room launched a joint attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions along the Turkish border in northern Lattakia on June 9… A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the attack, which began in the early hours of the morning, was launched from Turkish territory. The source said that vehicles armed with heavy machine guns supporting the militants were moving on the border line. A salvo of rockets also came from the direction of southern Turkey… This new attack is another evidence of the growing cooperation between Turkish-backed groups and al-Qaeda in Syria. The deployment of these terrorists on the border line also raises serious questions about Ankara’s role in this cooperation.” – (emphasis added)

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the RBC integrated newsdesk, June 6, 2019www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3672964 – ” ‘You are right, the sanctions, which have become the hallmark of the US administration, a number of EU countries and other Western states – to which we were forced to respond and will continue to do so in such a way as not to do harm to ourselves – are clearly damaging everyone, including the US companies and companies from the European countries whose governments resort to these sanctions. But, despite the difficulties, companies are working and trying to find opportunities that are not blocked by illegal actions of their governments.’ ”

Auto Loans Hit A New Record: Monthly Payments At All-Time High – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/auto-loans-hit-a-new-record-monthly-payments-at-all-time-high.html – “Credit-ratings firm Experian says the average amount borrowed to buy a new vehicle hit a record $32,187 in the first quarter, according to a report by CNBC. The average used-vehicle loan also hit a record high of $20,137. “We have not seen a slowdown in loan demand. In fact, volume for new and used loans is up from previous years,” said Melinda Zabritski, senior director of automotive financial solutions for Experian. As a result, the average monthly payment for a new vehicle continued to climb to a new high of $554 and to a record $391 for used vehicles, according to Experian… This is also unnerving considering there are so many brand new cars going unsold. People are buying cars they cannot afford, and, according to Zabritski, many are now leasing their car instead of electing to own it.”

Elon Musk’s Company Launched 60 Satellites Into Space to Blast 5G at Us. More Planned Despite Telecoms Admitting There’s No Research That Proves 5G is Safe – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/elon-musks-company-launched-60-satellites-into-space-to-blast-5g-at-us-more-planned-despite-telecoms-admitting-theres-no-research-that-proves-5g-is-safe.html – “Activist Post has reported about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing companies to blast harmful WiFi and 5G from the sky and from space. Despite warnings from many credible sources about the serious biological, environmental, and safety impact associated with this, it’s not just Elon’s company, SpaceX, doing it — Google, Amazon, Airbus and OneWeb are doing it too… Thanks to scientist Arthur Firstenberg for updating us on this craziness as well as organizing the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space which has been signed by approximately… …100,000 total individuals and organizations from 187 countries.”

Is There A “Power Player” Behind The Current Tech Craziness Propelling The New World Order’s Geo-governance?https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/is-there-a-power-player-behind-the-current-tech-craziness-propelling-the-new-world-orders-geo-governance.html – “American journalist Abby Martin, an RT News contributor, published a report in June of 2018, which somehow smacks of a “hidden agenda” insofar as the current unrelenting push regarding high tech developments [e.g., 5G, Internet of Things, Transhumanism, etc.], the New World Order, the U.S. Deep State and Shadow Government, and even terrorism, in my opinionMartin claims there’s a “mother of all multi-national corporations.” She alleges it to be SERCO.” – With MUST SEE Video (19 min) containing mind-blowing information, plus background video on SERCO.

Europe Has no Freedom But to Choose “Freedom Gas” – by Tony Cartalucci – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/europe-has-no-freedom-but-to-choose-freedom-gas.html – “So discredited have US campaigns christened in the name of “freedom” become, that few scarcely believed the US was actually, seriously calling its natural gas exports “freedom gas.” However, it is not a headline torn from the pages of the satirical newspaper The Onion, but rather from the US DOE itself… In an article from the DOE’s official website titled, “Department of Energy Authorizes Additional LNG Exports from Freeport LNG,” the DOE states (emphasis added): ‘Increasing export capacity from the Freeport LNG project is critical to spreading freedom gas throughout the world by giving America’s allies a diverse and affordable source of clean energy. Further, more exports of U.S. LNG to the world means more U.S. jobs and more domestic economic growth and cleaner air here at home and around the globe,’ said U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes…”

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Carshttps://www.activistpost.com/2019/06/somebodys-watching-you-the-surveillance-of-self-driving-cars.html – “ ‘ Self-driving cars will represent a new mode for surveillance. Through a self-driving car’s global positioning, system, navigational tools, and other data collection mechanisms, companies will be able to gain access to highly contextual data about passengers’ habits, routines, movements, and preferences,’ explained Luis F. Alvarez León, an assistant professor of geography at Dartmouth. ‘This trove of personal, locational, and financial data can be leveraged and monetized by companies, by providing a data-stream for companies to target customers through personalized advertising and marketing,’ he added.”

Boston Dynamics To Start Selling Creepy Robot Dogs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-08/boston-dynamics-start-selling-creepy-robot-dogs – Boston Dynamics will begin selling its creepy robot dogs to the public “within months,” according to CEO Marc Raibert, who told The Verge “We’re just doing some final tweaks to the design” after “testing them relentlessly” – hopefully to obey the three laws of robotics… One Spot robot mounted with 3D cameras can map their environment and perform tasks such as track worker progress or identify hazards at construction sites. Models equipped with a robot arm can also open doors and manipulate objects… At present, several construction companies in Japan are testing Spot to oversee the work progress on sites. ‘There’s a remarkable number of construction companies we’re talking to,’ said Raibert, adding ‘But we have some other applications that are very promising — [including] in hostile environments where the cost of having people there is high.’ ”

US envoy says Israel has ‘right’ to annex parts of West Bankhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/us-envoy-says-israel-has-right-to-annex-parts-of-west-bank/ – “In an interview published by the New York Times on Saturday, Ambassador David Friedman said that some degree of annexation of the West Bank would be legitimate… ‘Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,’ he said… Friedman, in the New York Times interview, declined to specify how the US might respond to unilateral Israeli annexation, saying: ‘We really don’t have a view until we understand how much, on what terms, why does it make sense, why is it good for Israel, why is it good for the region, why does it not create more problems than it solves… These are all things that we’d want to understand, and I don’t want to prejudge.’ ” (emphasis added)

Sovereignists of All Countries – Unite! – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/sovereignists-of-all-countries-unite/ – “What is, however, less known is that inside the US, the Neocons and their allies have been a prime force to dismantle the Bill of Rights, especially the First and Second Amendments… Today, I want to give a simple yet telling example of how this kind of stuff is quietly happening with very little opposition. And for that example, I will use the US state in which I am currently living, Florida… Check out this stunning sequence of events… …On April 29th Governor DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Jerusalem (not a joke!) to proclaim their support for “the Jewish state” (sic) and declare that DeSantis will be the most pro-Israel governor in “America” (sic). The fact that holding that meeting abroad is a violation of Florida law did not bother anybody (except The Florida First Amendment Foundation which filed a lawsuit against this outrage). Neither did the fact that Israel is the last openly and officially racist state on our planet. Sadly, Florida is hardly an exception, two dozen other states (including Texas) have passed similar laws.”

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographshttps://apnews.com/6f45d569c3084c5ca823ced145de8f82 – “A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can be searched using facial recognition technology.”

This New Robot Will Take Millions Of Warehouse Jobs – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-30/new-robot-will-take-millions-warehouse-jobs – “The automation wave is expected to dramatically reshape the US economy in the 2020s. This disruption will impact the labor force and cause tremendous job losses. By 2030, automation could eliminate 20% to 25% of current jobs — equivalent to 40 million displaced workers, hitting the bottom 90% of Americans the hardest… A new report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) shows how warehouse automation is starting to gain traction in Atlanta, the sixth largest warehousing space in the US… The new, robot-powered warehouse in McDonough, Georgia, is currently undergoing pilot tests and will begin operations in June. Project Verte, a start-up trying to compete with Amazon, is responsible for automating the warehouse.”

Miscarriage of Justice: Why Assange’s Belmarsh Sentence is Wrong – by Nina Cross – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/06/04/why-assanges-belmarsh-sentence-is-wrong/Well written, carefully researched, and comprehensive article covering Julian Assange’s current detention and legal quandary.

PA premier calls Trump plan ‘blackmail,’ says Bahrain workshop to be ‘born dead’ – Mohammad Shtayyeh claims Palestinians weren’t invited to Manama but wouldn’t attend anyway; warns PA could collapse within 2 months if financial spat with Israel not resolved – by Michael Bachner – https://www.timesofisrael.com/pa-premier-calls-trump-plan-blackmail-says-bahrain-workshop-to-be-born-dead/ – ” ‘These same people are the ones who have been working on the drying up of the financial resources of the Palestinian Authority,’ he said, referring to hundreds of millions of dollars in halted aid money and contributions to UNRWA, the controversial UN agency for Palestinian refugees and their descendants… ‘We know the political agenda,’ Shtayyeh said in the interview. ‘They are saying no to refugees. They are saying no to Jerusalem. They are saying no to two states. They are not respecting ’67 borders. And if this economic track is part of the overall package, what are we accepting? If we are there, people will use our presence there to capitalize on that.’ ”

Putin-Erdogan Agreement Falls Apart as Russians Realize That Arming the Turks is Insane – by John Helmer – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/putin-erdogan-agreement-falls-apart-russians-realize-arming-turks-insane/ri27186 – ” Just three and a half years ago, on January 20, 2016, the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had good reason to congratulate himself. He had successfully arranged a scheme of payoffs for two men who were intimate advisors to the presidents of the United States and Russia — at the very same time. They were Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn, the National Security Advisor to Donald Trump; and Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Vladimir Putin… No one had pulled off the simultaneity before; but it was short-lived. Flynn was forced to resign after just 24 days in office and charged with lying to the FBI. He subsequently pleaded guilty and is now facing a prison sentence. Investigation of his lucratively paid lobbying for Turkey is still under way… Peskov remains in his Kremlin office, as he has for the past seven years. However, the Defence Ministry led by Sergei Shoigu and the General Staff headed by General Valery Gerasimov, have rebelled against Peskov’s line with Putin, ending for all practical purposes the terms of agreement Putin and Erdogan signed last September for a Turkish protectorate of Idlib governorate in northwestern Syria… The Russian Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) reported that Idlib is now “a huge military camp”. The Russian military command has responded by launching intensive air attacks and by covering new advances on the ground by the Syrian Army. Unsaid by the General Staff, unacknowledged by the Kremlin, the Putin-Erdogan Memorandum is a dead-letter. History is repeating itself.” – Comment: Helmer, the longest serving foreign correspondent covering Russia, puts the situation in Syria’s Idlib into the context of the Turkish genocides in the early 20th Century.

‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine – by Steve Weatherbe – https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/a-mass-sterilization-exercise-kenyan-doctors-find-anti-fertility-agent-in-u – “Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government… According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine… ‘We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,’ Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. ‘They were all laced with HCG.‘ ” (emphasis added)

More Police Raids As War On Journalism Escalates Worldwide – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/06/05/more-police-raids-as-war-on-journalism-escalates-worldwide/ – “The Australian Federal Police have conducted two raids on journalists and seized documents in purportedly unrelated incidents in the span of just two days… Yesterday the AFP raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst, seeking information related to her investigative report last year which exposed the fact that the Australian government has been discussing the possibility of giving itself unprecedented powers to spy on its own citizens. Today they raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp, seizing information related to a 2017 investigative report on possible war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan… In a third, also ostensibly unrelated incident, another Australian reporter disclosed yesterday that the Department of Home Affairs has initiated an investigation of his reporting on a story about asylum seeker boats which could lead to an AFP criminal case, saying he’s being pressured to disclose his source.”

President Trump Calls On Syria, Russia, Iran To Halt Attacks On Militants In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/president-trump-calls-on-syria-russia-iran-to-halt-attacks-on-idlib/ – “On June 3, the President called on Syria, Russia and ‘to a lesser extent, Iran’, to strop ‘bombing the hell out of Idlib Province in Syria, and indiscriminately killing many innocent civilians. …The World is watching this butchery. What is the purpose, what will it get you? STOP’, Trump wrote… The interesting fact that just a few years ago, Mr Trump had a clear understanding of the real sitaution in Syria. Something seems to have changed since then.”

White People and Their Achievements Are Marked for Destruction – by Paul Craig Roberts – https://russia-insider.com/en/white-people-and-their-achievements-are-marked-destruction/ri27144 – “The Western world is collapsing so rapidly that I am afraid that I am going to outlive it… The Western presstitutes and politicians have demonized Putin, Maduro, Iran, and Trump to the same extent as the patriotic propagandistic Western court historians have demonized Adolf Hitler. But no one is as demonized as white people, and the curious thing is that it is self-demonization—whites demonizing whites.”

The Apparently Irresistible Cry of Anti Semitism – by Eve Mykytyn – https://www.evemykytyn.com/writing/2019/6/3/the-apparently-irresistible-cry-of-anti-semitism – “The few students who bothered to vote on the issue voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new society. 200 students out of the 600 who voted (the University of Essex boasts over 15,000 students) voted against the society. None of the news outlets that covered this story mentioned that very few students cared to participate, exaggerating the importance of the issue at the University. Apparently panicked by this lopsided vote in its favor, the student union cancelled the vote and authorized the society’s immediate creation… Histrionics prevailed in the Jewish press and among the UK’s Jewish advocates. Following the vote, the national Union of Jewish Students said the fact that so many people were against the ratification of the society was “simply shocking.” Apparently not constrained by facts, Amanda Bowman, vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: “This is racism, pure and simple. Those students who voted to exclude Jewish students should hang their heads in shame.” Of course, 200 students voted against a society, there was no vote to exclude Jewish students… Luckily for those seeking to extract revenge for the elusive sin of anti Semitism, they had an object for their wrath in University lecturer, Dr. Maaruf Ali. Ali opposed the society and shared a number of posts alleging that “the Zionists next want to create a society here at our University.” This quote was widely circulated as evidence of his anti Semitism although UJS is an openly Zionist organization.”

For the Week of 5/27/19:

US greenlights missiles for al-Qaeda-linked, Turkish-backed Salafi-jihadists occupying Syria’s Idlib – The Trump administration has approved a Turkish shipment of US-made anti-tank missiles to al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels fighting a Russian-backed offensive in Syria’s Idlib province. – by Ben Norton – https://thegrayzone.com/2019/05/31/us-missiles-al-qaeda-turkey-syria-idlib/ – “The Trump administration immediately condemned this Syrian-Russian campaign to retake Idlib from al-Qaeda militants. US officials also claimed, without providing any evidence, that the Syrian army was using “chemical weapons” in the offensive. (This unsubstantiated accusation came at the same time when a leaked OPCW report suggested that a previous gas attack in Douma, Syria had actually been staged)… A US government official also said that Washington “greenlighted” the use of devastating anti-tank TOW missiles by Turkey-backed Islamist rebels in Syria… Reuters reported on May 25 that Turkey has ramped up its weapons supplies to the al-Qaeda-linked militants that occupy Idlib. The Turkish military has also sent a convoy to a military base in rebel-held territory north of the Syrian city Hama.”

Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela’s ‘Blue Gold’ – by Carrie Giunta – https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11372 – “Coltan is Venezuela’s Oro Azul or ‘blue gold’. In 2009, President Hugo Chávez announced the discovery of reserves worth $100 billion of “the blue gold of the 21st century” in the Amazon region of the country… The price of this blue gold follows an increasing demand for a high-grade metal known as tantalum, processed from refined coltan. Demand for coltan is so intense, it fetches a higher price on the international market than even gold or diamonds… The US relies on tantalum to build the basic circuitry in guidance control systems in smart bombs, the on-board navigational systems in drones, anti-tank systems, robots and most weapons systems… The metal is vital to US defense. Yet, it has no domestic source of coltan. Importing and stockpiling tantalum is its only recourse… As the need for tantalum increases, smugglers move coltan from Venezuela to the US via Colombia and Brazil.”

Foreign fighters among 10 killed in IDF Syria strike after rocket fire — report – by Judah Ari Gross – https://www.timesofisrael.com/foreign-fighters-among-10-killed-in-idf-syria-strike-after-rocket-fire-report/ – “Seven “foreign fighters” were among the 10 killed in Israel Defense Forces airstrikes on several military targets in Syria in the predawn hours of Sunday morning in response to two rockets that were fired from the country at the Golan Heights on Saturday night, a war monitor said… The Israeli army refrained from specifying who it believes fired the two rockets at the Golan Heights — one of which landed inside Israeli territory, the other in Syria — but said it ‘sees the Syrian regime as responsible for all attacks against Israel from Syrian territory.’ ”

Lindsey Graham Still Hankering for War With Venezuela – by Daniel Larison – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/lindsey-graham-still-hankering-war-venezuela/ri27169 – ” ‘…Trump said rightly, Maduro is not the legitimate leader of Venezuela, the entire region supports the Trump approach that Guaido is the legitimate leader. He wouldn’t be in power without 6,000 or 7,000 Cuban security forces in Venezuela… I would do exactly what Reagan did. I would give Cuba an ultimatum to get out of Venezuela. If they don’t, I would let the Venezuelan military know, you got to choose between democracy and Maduro, and if you choose Maduro and Cuba, we are coming after you. This is in our backyard… Trump said that he was for democracy, against socialism… WALLACE: Right… GRAHAM: …and he has drawn a red line when it comes to Maduro. If he doesn’t [act], everybody in the world is going to think he’s weak. If he does act, it helps us with North Korea, Iran, Russia, and everybody else.’.. Graham knows that Trump detests appearing weak, and so he needs to make Trump believe that “the world” will perceive him this way if he doesn’t back up his stupid regime change rhetoric with an insane and illegal military intervention.”

Russian Jets Resume Attacks on Idlib After Ceasefire Talks With Turkey Collapsehttps://russia-insider.com/en/russian-jets-unleash-hell-idlib-after-ceasefire-talks-turkey-collapse/ri27163 – “On Thursday over five Russian fighter jets began launching airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate following the collapse of ceasefire talks with Turkey… According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the ceasefire talks collapsed after Turkey demanded that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) withdraw from all the areas they captured in northwestern Hama… The Russian military reportedly rejected Turkey’s demands and restarted their aerial campaign over the Idlib province.”

The final round: Netanyahu versus Liberman – In a dramatic development, Bibi was unable to form a coalition in the Knesset, and has fallen back on calling new elections for MK’s – by Ben Caspit – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/05/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-reuven-rivlin-likud-elections.html – “When May 29 ended at the stroke of midnight, Netanyahu turned on his former ally with full force. “Liberman has gone over to the left,” he asserted. His people announced that in the upcoming election campaign, Netanyahu would focus on destroying Liberman just as he had done to Naftali Bennett, his nemesis and New Right leader who shockingly failed to attract enough votes in April to enter the Knesset. The Likud, they said, would invest a fortune in appealing to immigrants from the former Soviet Union, a large chunk of Liberman’s constituency, to deny his crossing the electoral threshold… Netanyahu’s only problem is that Liberman is not easily scared. He is by far the coldest fish in the Israeli political pond, a man who does not know the meaning of pressure and who, unlike Netanyahu, is not driven by an obsession to be prime minister. When Liberman has nothing to lose, both sides should be worried.”

Prospects for the Emergence of a Real Opposition in Russia – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/prospects-for-the-emergence-of-a-real-opposition-in-russia/ – “First, it is obvious that millions of Russians (including yours truly) were deeply disappointed that Putin did not substantially reorganize the Russian government following his triumphant reelection last year. Putin himself is on record saying two things about that: first, that he is generally happy with the performance of the government and, second, that he needs an experienced team to implement his very ambitious reform program (more about that in a moment)… Second, it is equally obvious that the pension reform is profoundly unpopular and that Putin’s personal credibility has never recovered from this political fiasco… Third, and this is the most overlooked and yet most interesting development – there is a real opposition gradually emerging in Russia. What do I mean by “real”? First, I mean not a “pretend opposition” as we see in the Russian Duma (which is a glorified rubber-stamping parliament). Second, I mean a patriotic opposition which is neither financed nor controlled by Mr. Soros nor the CIA nor any of their innumerable offshoots. The problem is that this opposition has many severe problems and that it completely fails to present an alternative to the current ‘Putinocracy.’ ”

Turkey Is Negotiating With Russia To Reach Ceasefire In Idlib, Defense Minister Sayshttps://southfront.org/turkey-is-negotiating-with-russia-to-reach-ceasefire-in-idlib-defense-minister-says/ – “Turkey is negotiating with Russia in order to declare a new ceasefire south of Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar revealed on May 28… ‘We continue our contacts to stop this drama as soon as possible, to ensure the safety of people, reinstate the ceasefire and bring stability to the region,” the Daily Sabah quoted Akar as saying… The Turkish minister said that he expects Moscow to use its “influence” on Damascus to stop the ongoing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) military operation around Idlib. He also stressed that Ankara will continue its de-escalation efforts in Idlib within the framework of agreements made in the Astana Process and the Sochi Conference… Earlier this month, a temporary ceasefire was imposed around Idlib. The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces even halted their operations over the region… However, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, and its Turkish-backed allies took advantage of the ceasefire to launched a counter attack in northern Hama. The terrorists also resumed their rocket attacks on the Russian Hmeimim airbase on the Syrian coast.”

Endless Procedural Abuses Show Julian Assange Case Was Never About Law – by Jonathan Cook – http://www.unz.com/jcook/endless-procedural-abuses-show-julian-assange-case-was-never-about-law/ – “It is astonishing how often one still hears well-informed, otherwise reasonable people say about Julian Assange: ‘But he ran away from Swedish rape charges by hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London.’.. At the weekend, a Guardian editorial – the paper’s official voice and probably the segment most scrutinised by senior staff – made just such a false claim: ‘Then there is the rape charge that Mr Assange faced in Sweden and which led him to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in the first place.’..The fact that the Guardian, supposedly the British media’s chief defender of liberal values, can make this error-strewn statement after nearly a decade of Assange-related coverage is simply astounding. And that it can make such a statement days after the US finally admitted that it wants to lock up Assange for 175 years on bogus “espionage” charges – a hand anyone who wasn’t being wilfully blind always knew the US was preparing to play – is still more shocking… Assange faces no charges in Sweden yet, let alone “rape charges”. As former UK ambassador Craig Murray recently explained, the Guardian has been misleading readers by falsely claiming that an attempt by a Swedish prosecutor to extradite Assange – even though the move has not received the Swedish judiciary’s approval – is the same as his arrest on rape charges. It isn’t.”

Police To Use TSA-Style Scanners To Spy On People In Public Places – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/police-to-use-tsa-style-scanners-to-spy-on-people-in-public-places.html – “Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune revealed that the Utah Attorney General and law enforcement are partnering with Liberty Defense, a 3D image scanning company that makes its money from scanning the public in real-time. (3D means capturing rich information [size, shape, depth] about the detection space. It can detect any material that has a physical form.).. Let’s start with name — calling yourself Liberty Defense is an affront to liberty-minded Americans who do not want to be secretly spied on by Big Brother. Their tag line “Protecting communities and preserving peace of mind” is the exact opposite of what this device does… Any device that is used to spy on the public is just that: a surveillance device. It is not a Defense of our Liberty… As Fox Now 13 reported, police will use Liberty Defense’s HEXWAVE to spy on people at mass gatherings like concerts, malls, stadiums, public transit stops and government buildings… (from https://www.libertydefense.com/): HEXWAVE: Combating the threat of terror – Incidents of terrorism are on the rise, and concern for public safety is at an all-time high… The challenge: efficiently securing high traffic areas with multiple entry points, such as hotels, schools, airports, public transit systems, entertainment venues and outdoor pedestrian locations in a secure, non-intrusive manner… Our solution: HEXWAVE uses active 3D imaging technology and machine learning to scan crowds for weapons without the need for dedicated security checkpoints.”

Greg Hallett: The Privy Council Oath – Monarchy Mafia Oath (time stamped, 5min) – Greg Hallett w/Jim Fetzer show

Colonel House Advisor to President Wilson – by Sartre – https://www.veteransnewsreport.com/2019/05/28/colonel-house-advisor-to-president-wilson/ – ” ‘House had authored a novel, published by various accounts in 1905-6, titled Philip Dru: Administrator, which he made available for Wilson to read, digest, and hopefully act upon. The book depicts a second U.S. Civil War, with a participant, Philip Dru, creating for the world, in the war’s aftermath, a new world order characterized by a single administrator (Dru) working through a World Bank, World Court, World Army, and a League of Nations – i.e., utopia achieved!’.. While Colonel House gets the most attention as ‘my second personality. He is my independent self. His thoughts and mine are one’, says Woodrow Wilson; his lasting influence is in introducing The Inquiry methodology of advisors, which initiates the Deep State. The system of using empire conducive advisors under the guise of CFR and every other think tank, developed into a culture of protection for the power brokers that actually design and oversee the implementation of government policy.” Comment: This article includes several important pieces of The Puzzle of how the modern Deep State came into being.

Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks – by Whitney Webb – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51631.htm – “According to a former high-ranking American intelligence official who spoke to the Jewish Daily Forward in 2002, the FBI concluded in its investigation that the five Israelis arrested “were conducting a Mossad surveillance mission and that their employer, Urban Moving Systems of Weehawken, NJ, served as a front.” At least two of the men arrested were determined to have direct links to the Mossad after their names appeared in a CIA-FBI database of foreign intelligence operatives. According to one of their lawyers, one of the men, Paul Kurzberg, had previously worked for the Mossad in another country prior to arriving in the United States. Another of those arrested, Oded Ellner, subsequently stated on Israeli TV that the five Israelis had been in New York at the time “to document the event,” meaning the attack on the World Trade Center… The FOIA release of the photos is notable because responses to prior FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, which oversees the FBI, had previously claimed that all of the photos taken by the Israeli nationals had been destroyed in January 2014. The photos themselves are heavily redacted, making it impossible to see the Israelis’ facial expressions. However, previously declassified yet heavily redacted FBI reports state that the Israelis are “visibly happy” in nearly every photo, even when the burning towers are in the background. The photos released are also not original copies and instead appear to be photocopies of photocopies of the original pictures. In addition, of the original 76 pictures developed by authorities from the camera in the Israelis’ possession, only 14 were released… However, three of these photos — despite the heavy redaction and poor quality — are damning. Since 2001, even though the photos were never released until now, it had been known that one of the Israelis arrested — Sivan Kurzberg — was seen in a photo “holding a lighted lighter in the foreground, with the smoldering wreckage [of the twin towers] in the background,” according to Steven Noah Gordon, then-lawyer for the five Israelis, as cited in a New York Times report from November 2001… The picture of Kurzberg with the lit lighter appears to be photo #5 in the new FOIA release. Yet, the picture released includes a visible date of September 10, 2001, the day before the attacks, as do two other photos — images #7 and #8 in the collection — whereas all other photos with dates show only the month and the year (9 ‘01). The FOIA release did not provide any information as to the apparent discrepancy in dates.” – Note: Found the above article linked from this by Phillip Giraldi, former counter-terrorism specialist: Israel’s role in 9/11https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/05/28/israels-role-in-9-11/

Humanitarian Organizations, Cynicism and the New World Orderhttps://southfront.org/humanitarian-organizations-cynicism-and-the-new-world-order/ – “This noble desire has one obstacle: the natives, who traditionally live on the borders of these protected regions (conservation areas) and bask in the marvel provided by the nature of their habitat. At the same time, damage to the local flora and fauna is caused by monkeys to a much larger degree than by the local aborigines’ subsistence farming. Notwithstanding, monkeys fall under the WWF protective concept, while humans do not… WWF has developed a program for the protection of these sacred forests, with the tender name “Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: A Manual on Integrating Health and Family Planning into Conservation Projects, which provides some interesting measures to conserve these natural resources… For example, in some rare cases it is recommended to shoot to kill people, who are incapable of reading the warning signs and who have lived their entire lives in the reserves… Another suggestion proposes the possibility of sterilizing the population after each individual reaches certain age… Moreover, in 2017 the first eco-groups were formed seeking to prevent the residents of the Congo from entering the forest belt to satisfy their needs for food and fish in the bodies of water, because now it is a conservation area. This is the first fully documented case in which human rights (according to the UN version of the concept) are neglected and and made secondary to the to the welfare of plants and animals.” (emphasis added)

Units Of Serbian Army Move Towards Contact Line With Kosovo: Reportshttps://southfront.org/units-of-serbian-army-move-towards-contact-line-with-kosovo-reports/ – “Serbian army vehicles and troops were moving from a central Serbian city towards the border with the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (also known as the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo), Serbia’s official news agency Tanjug said.… The movement started around noon on May 28th, after Kosovo’s special police carried out a heavily armed operation in the Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, arresting 19 and injuring six civilians and five policemen. Of the 19 arrested, 11 were Serbs, four Albanians and four Bosniaks… Two members of UNMIK were injured in the Kosovo police action… Special Prosecutor Sulj Hoxha claimed that the Prosecution heard and received statements from a significant number of witnesses, whose testimony contributed to the operation.”

Army’s ‘Google Earth On Steroids’ Can Look Inside Buildings – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-28/armys-google-earth-steroids-can-look-inside-buildings – “New mapping technology that is expected to transform training and simulation exercises for America’s warfighters was unveiled at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) 2019 conference on May 15 in Stockholm, Sweden, reported National Defense Magazine… Jason Knowles, director of geospatial science and technology at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, an Army affiliated research center, spoke at ITEC about the new terrain capture and reconstruction software that recreates complex environments including cities for simulation exercises and war planning. The institute is part of a cross-functional team working on the mapping software (called One World Terrain (OWT) project)… ‘The ability to have an individual or a squad go out, collect their own organic 3D model for ingesting into their modeling and simulation is huge for us,’ he said… ‘The interior of buildings are now being fused and snapped inside of that 3D model,’ Knowles said. The software can ‘strip the outside of a building level by level and see what’s inside the building. That’s obviously very useful for operators.’.. The software uses machine learning and artificial intelligence for the data merging component to “make the model smart, so it’s not just [identifying objects in] pictures,” he said. For example, it can tell troops if a perimeter wall of an enemy base needs to breached with a vehicle or munition.”

Assange Is Reportedly Gravely Ill, And Hardly Anyone’s Talking About It – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/05/29/assange-is-reportedly-gravely-ill-and-hardly-anyones-talking-about-it/ – As of this writing I’ve been able to find very few news outlets reporting on this at all, the most mainstream being a Reuters article with the very tame headline “Swedish court rejects delay of Assange hearing over ill-health: lawyer“. The Sydney Morning Herald also covered the story without even mentioning illness in headline, instead going with “Swedish court rejects effort to delay Assange hearing“. The much smaller alternative media outlet World Socialist Website has been the only outlet I’ve found so far which reports on Samuelson’s statement in anything resembling its proper scale, publishing a good article titled “Despite Assange’s ill-health, Swedish court rejects delay to hearing” a few hours ago… This story was picked up from Upsala Nya Tidning by Danish new agency Ritzau and published in the outlet Politiken, with the title (per machine translation) “Weakened Assange hospitalized in London prison: ‘Impossible to have a normal conversation with him’”. These news outlets are to my understanding as reputable as any other mainstream western outlet, yet they remain the only publications I’ve been able to find which are reporting that Assange has been hospitalized. This is absolutely bizarre… I’ve emailed Per Samuelson with a request to confirm the news that Assange has been hospitalized. I’ll update this article if I hear back.” – Comment: Not only is it exceedingly ominous that the Official State Media are not mentioning this (reported in alternative outlets last Friday), but the UN Rapporteur for Assange visited him in Belmarsh, and has suggested he’ll be issuing a report on his visit, but possibly not for weeks.

Serbian Troops Placed On High Alert After Kosovo Forces Burst Into Serb-populated Regionshttps://southfront.org/serbian-troops-placed-on-high-alert-after-kosovo-forces-burst-into-serb-populated-regions/ – “Serbia ordered its troops to full alert on May 28 after heavily armed Kosovo police had entered Serb-populated regions of in the northern part of the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (northern Kosovo) and made several arrests… Serbia’s state TV reported that shots were heard and tear gas was used as Kosovo’s special police “burst into” one of the villages with armored vehicles early in the morning. The Kosovo force involved in the tension reportedly includes at least 73 vehicles… The region involved in the tensions is located on the contact line between the area controlled by Serbia and Kosovo forces. It is 90 percent populated by Serbs, who refuse to be part of the self-proclamed Republic of Kosovo.”

“They Shall Not Grow Old” is a Superb Antiwar Film – by Jeff Deist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/they-shall-not-grow-old-is-a-superb-antiwar-film.html

Trump Claims US Not Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Iranhttps://sputniknews.com/world/201905271075373072-trump-iran-regime-change-usa/ – “Donald Trump is currently visiting Japan, whose prime minister is said to be considering serving as a mediator in possible peace talks between Iran and the United States… The United States is not looking to overthrow Iran’s government, President Donald Trump said on Monday, as tensions between the two countries flared with Washington deploying troops to the region… ‘I know so many people from Iran, these are great people. It [Iran] has a chance to be a great country, with the same leadership. We are not looking for regime change, I just wanna make that clear,’ Trump said at a press conference in Tokyo, adding that he thinks ‘we’ll make a deal’ with Tehran.”

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science – by Coral Davenport and Mark Landler – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/27/us/politics/trump-climate-science.html – “Work on the next report, which is expected to be released in 2021 or 2022, has already begun. But from now on, officials said, such worst-case scenario projections will not automatically be included in the National Climate Assessment or in some other scientific reports produced by the government… ‘What we have here is a pretty blatant attempt to politicize the science — to push the science in a direction that’s consistent with their politics,’ said Philip B. Duffy, the president of the Woods Hole Research Center, who served on a National Academy of Sciences panel that reviewed the government’s most recent National Climate Assessment. ‘It reminds me of the Soviet Union.’ ” – Comment: Mr. Duffy has been a prime “politicizer” of U.S. climate science, pushing the “global warming” meme fanatically. The NYT article doesn’t mention the ongoing possible onset of a Grand Solar Minimum.

The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions, Al Qaeda Propaganda – by Jonathan Cook – https://www.globalresearch.ca/western-media-death-cult-perpetual-war/5678623 – “Undoubtedly the OPCW was under huge political pressure to arrive at the “right” conclusion. But as a scientific body carrying out a forensic investigation surely it would not simply doctor the data… Nonetheless, it seems that may well be precisely what it did. This month the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media – a group of academics who have grown increasingly sceptical of the western narratives told about Syria – published an internal, leaked OPCW document… A few days later the OPCW reluctantly confirmed that the document was genuine, and that it would identify and deal with those responsible for the leak… The document was an assessment overseen by Ian Henderson, a senior OPCW expert, of the engineering data gathered by the OPCW’s fact-finding mission that attended the scene of the Douma attack. Its findings fly in the face of the OPCW’s published report… Erased from the record – The leaked document is deeply troubling for two reasons: First, the assessment, based on the available technical data, contradicts the conclusion of the final OPCW report that the two chemical cylinders were dropped from the air and crashed through building roofs. It argues instead that the cylinders were more likely placed at the locations they were found… But even more shocking is the fact that the expert assessment based on the data collected by the OPCW team is entirely unaddressed in the OPCW’s final report… It is not that the final report discounts or rebuts the findings of its own experts. It simply ignores those findings; it pretends they don’t exist. The report blacks them out, erases them from the official record. In short, it perpetrates a massive deception… Like a death cult – From the outside, this looks and sounds like a conspiracy. But actually it is something worse – and far more difficult to overcome… The corporations that run our media and our governments have simply conflated in their own minds – and ours – the idea that their narrow corporate interests are synonymous with “western interests”… The false narratives they generate are there to serve a system of power, as I have explained in previous blogs. That system’s worldview and values are enforced by a charmed circle that includes politicians, military generals, scientists, journalists and others operating as if brainwashed by some kind of death cult. They see the world through a single prism: the system’s need to hold on to power. Everything else – truth, evidence, justice, human rights, love, compassion – must take a back seat… It is this same system that paradoxically is determined to preserve itself even if it means destroying the planet, ravaging our economies, and starting and maintaining endlessly destructive wars. It is system that will drag us all into the abyss, unless we stop it.” (underlined emphasis added)

Huawei ban dashes hope for rural cell service in US – Lawmakers propose yet another bailout for Trump’s political base, which depends on Chinese technology – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/huawei-ban-dashes-hope-for-rural-cell-service-in-us/ – “Rural areas of the United States, home to much of President Donald Trump’s political base, are dependent on Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei, the company that is now facing a ban on doing business in the US… The White House announced the ban this month, before adding a 90-day grace period to allow companies to adjust to the decision… But the three-month reprieve offers little consolation for rural carriers that have constructed cellphone service infrastructure primarily with Huawei components. Refitting the systems, which are already insufficient to provide adequate service for many customers, would take years and cost as much as a billion dollars… That is according to the Rural Wireless Association, a group that says newly proposed bipartisan legislation to fund such a retrofitting will also provide insufficient relief.”

International Tribunal Claims Russia Should Release Ukrainian Sailors Detained During Kerch Strait Incidenthttps://southfront.org/international-tribunal-claims-russia-should-release-ukrainian-sailors-detained-during-kerch-strait-incident/ – “The Russian side said that the Tribunal’s decision was illegitimate. Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the foreign affairs committee in the Federation Council said the decision was illegitimate because it happened outside of the ITLOS’ jurisdiction: ‘The ITLOS decision granting Ukraine’s demand to return the ships and release the crews arrested last year in relation to an attempt at illegal crossing of the Russian border cannot be considered to be legitimate because this incident is not in the jurisdiction of this court and the conventions it invokes,’ Kosachyov said… When signing the 1982 UN convention on the law of the sea Russia and Ukraine made specific reservations, which rule out consideration of the Kerch incident under the Convention’s procedures, he said. ‘This is a matter for two sides, Russia and Ukraine, one of which committed a gross provocation by trying to cross into the other side in violation of the commonly known procedures. No wonder Ruslan Khomchak, Ukraine’s new Chief of the General Staff, has confirmed that sending vessels to the Kerch Strait back then was dangerous and that there were questions for the Ukrainian Navy Commander Ihor Voronchenko regarding the

Shielding the World From US Chaos Is No Easy Task – by Federico Pieraccinihttps://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/05/25/shielding-world-from-us-chaos-no-easy-task/ – “Donald Trump’s foreign policy relies heavily on putting to use to the tools available to the Empire: economic terrorism, threats of war, diplomatic pressure, trade wars, etc. But in resorting to tried-and-true imperialism, it is isolating itself internationally from traditional allies and raising tensions on the global chessboard to an unprecedented level… Threats of war against Venezuela, North Korea, Syria and Iran are now repeated on a daily basis. Economic measures involving tariffs or duties, in many ways comparable to declarations of war, are now habitual, whether directed at friends or allies. Iran and Syria are under sanctions, while Pyongyang is even prevented from docking one of its ships in its ports, thereby finding itself de facto placed under US embargo, such as was threatened against Venezuela… China and Russia are daily fighting to support the multipolar world through diplomatic, economic and sometimes military means, offering to Washington’s enemies some kind of shield with which to withstand the outrageous slings and arrows of the Trump administration. Beijing and Moscow carry out their resistance with an eye to their long-term objectives, given that in the short term their actions will inevitably invite the implacable hostility of Washington and her lackeys.”

The Worst 2020 Election Interference Will Be Perfectly Legal – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/05/27/the-worst-2020-election-interference-will-be-perfectly-legal/ – “Mass media propaganda is the single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society. The ability of an elite class to control the way a supermajority of the population thinks, acts and votes has shaped our entire world in the favor of a few sociopaths driven by an insatiable lust for money and power who got to where they are because they were willing to do anything to get ahead. If we can’t find a way to get a handle on that, then it won’t matter how pristine your elections are, how ethical the DNC primary process becomes, or what the Russians are up to this year.”

The World: What is Really Happening – by Craig Murray – https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/05/the-world-what-is-really-happening/ – “If you want to understand what is really happening in the world today, a mid-ranking official named Ian Henderson is vastly more important to you than Theresa May. You will not, however, find anything about Henderson in the vast majority of corporate and state media outlets… You may recall that, one month after the Skripal incident, there was allegedly a “chemical weapons attack” in the jihadist enclave of Douma, which led to air strikes against the Syrian government in support of the jihadist forces by US, British and French bombers and missiles. At the time, I argued that the Douma jihadist enclave was on the brink of falling (as indeed it proved) and there was no military advantage – and a massive international downside – for the Syrian Army in using chemical weapons. Such evidence for the attack that existed came from the jihadist allied and NATO funded White Helmets and related sources; and the veteran and extremely respected journalist Robert Fisk, first westerner to arrive on the scene, reported that no chemical attack had taken place (Note: Fisk was then savagely attacked in the Western MSM)… Now we come to the essential Mr Ian Henderson. Mr Henderson was in charge of the engineering sub-group of the OPCW Fact Finding Mission. The engineers assessed that the story of the cylinders being dropped from the sky was improbable, and it was much more probable that they had simply been placed there manually. There are two major reasons they came to this conclusion… At least one of the crater holes showed damage that indicated it had been caused by an explosive, not by the alleged blunt impact. The cylinders simply did not show enough damage to have come through the reinforced concrete slabs and particularly the damage which would have been caused by the rebar. Rebar is actually thicker steel than a gas cylinder and would have caused major deformation.”

‘Mind control’: The secret UK government blueprints shaping post-terror planning – After the 2017 London Bridge attack, local officials were told: ‘We’re sending you a hundred imams.’ How hashtags, vigils and flowers are used to steer the public towards grief instead of anger. – by Ian Cobain – https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/mind-control-secret-british-government-blueprints-shaping-post-terror-planning – “The British government has prepared for terrorist incidents by pre-planning social media campaigns that are designed to appear to be a spontaneous public response to attacks, Middle East Eye has learned… Hashtags are carefully tested before attacks happen, Instagram images selected, and “impromptu” street posters are printed… In operations that contingency planners term “controlled spontaneity”, politicians’ statements, vigils and inter-faith events are also negotiated and planned in readiness for any terrorist attack… The campaigns have been deployed during every terrorist incident in recent years including the 2017 London Bridge attack and the Finsbury Park mosque attack… Within hours of an attack, other campaigns are swiftly organised, with I “heart” posters being designed and distributed, according to the location of the attack, and plans drawn up for people to hand out flowers at the scene of the crime, in apparently unprompted gestures of love and support… The purpose of the operations, according to a number of people involved in their creation, is to shape public responses, encouraging individuals to focus on empathy for the victims and a sense of unity with strangers, rather than reacting with violence or anger.”

The World Is Getting Increasingly Dumber, Study Finds – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-22/world-getting-increasingly-dumber-study-finds – “And just like that, another sign of the ‘Idiocracy’ apocalypse has emerged. Though, unlike the movie, which posits that the population of Earth will become steadily dumber as stupid people outbreed their more intelligent compatriots, the cause of the trend in Europe has yet to be determined, because even the children of relatively intelligent Europeans are getting dumber.”

For the Week of 5/20/19:

A Migrant Family Takes a Greyhound Across America – Entering the U.S. at a rate of more than 5,000 a day, new arrivals from Central America are departing border towns by the busload. And that bus is usually a Greyhound – by Miriam Jordan – https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/26/us/greyhound-immigration.html – “A Greyhound road trip across the country has long been a hallmark of the American experience, a “leave the driving to us” way for those who couldn’t afford airfare or a car to come home from college, start new jobs, get to the coast, leave problematic situations behind… But along the border and deep into parts of the nation’s interior, the Greyhound buses plying the interstate highway system have become an essential element in an extraordinary new migration… Entering the country at a rate of more than 5,000 each day, new arrivals from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are departing border towns by the busload… …Migrants are already traveling by the thousands every day to cities across the country — to Atlanta, Chattanooga, Orlando, Richmond, as well as to sanctuary cities, like New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.”

Five Eyes and the Global Spy Racketeershttps://aim4truth.org/2019/05/26/five-eyes-and-the-global-spy-racketeers/ – “Five Eyes had organized global spy racketeers before the Japanese had even surrendered on Sep. 02, 1945… Within weeks of this instruction, the OSS/MI-6/CIA had taken over Five Eyes against the express instructions of General Marshall and Admiral King… Five Eyes, ANCIB(US), ANCICC(UK). (Aug. 22, 1945). Memorandum for General Marshall and Admiral King, DOCID: 2959406, REF ID:A2666797. NSA… https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/1945-08-22-Five-Eyes-ANCIB(US)-ANCICC(UK)-Memorandum-for-General-Marshall-and-Admiral-King-DOCID-2959406-REFID-A2666797-NSA-Aug-22-1945.pdf – C.I.A. effectively given control of post-war China: Four (4) years later, with the aid of the C.I.A., on October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This illustrates what evil criminals do when they are given political power. Now China is using this same intelligence capability to implement a Social Credit Scoring System to exercise total control over individual citizens. They are using their market power to export the social credit score to America through their partners at Google, Facebook, Apple, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-American_Cooperative_Organization.”

Assange Indictment: US Department of Justice Declares ‘War on Journalism’https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/05/26/assange-indictment-us-doj-trump-declare-war-on-journalism/ – “According to former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger: ‘The Espionage Act was a panic measure enacted by Congress to clamp down on dissent or “sedition” when the US entered the First World War in 1917. In the subsequent 102 years it has never been used to prosecute a media organisation for publishing or disseminating unlawfully disclosed classified information. Nobody prosecuted under the act is permitted to offer a public interest defence.’.. Despite the obvious constitutional breach, the United States Department of Justice has declared war on the practice of journalism, and are colluding with their proxies in the UK, Ecuador and Sweden to claim global jurisdiction whereby they will be able to prosecute any person on the planet for publishing documents pertaining to government war crimes and corruption. But there is hope, as media watchdog and rights groups are now pushing back against the new DOJ leveled against Assange. The debate is heating up… Watch: https://youtu.be/Ickga8iVSk0 (8 min)

CIA Whistleblower: Assange Is Going To Get Railroaded By “Hanging” Judge – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-24/cia-whistleblower-assange-going-get-railroaded-hanging-judge – “John Kiriakou, who was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Eastern District of Virginia Judge Leonie Brinkema for telling ABC News about CIA waterboarding, told Russian state-sponsored RT ‘They are going to try to make an example of Julian,’ adding ‘He’s been charged in the Eastern District of Virginia. His judge was also my judge and ex-Snowden’s judge and [CIA whistleblower] Jeffry Sterling’s judge who reserves every national security case for herself.’.. ‘She is a hanging judge. She will not give him a fair trial. It’s impossible for Julian to receive a fair trial in the Eastern District of Virginia,’ added Kiriakou.”

Turkey Resumed Its Weapon Supplies To Syrian Militants To Counter Syrian Army Offensive – Reporthttps://southfront.org/turkey-resumed-its-weapons-supplies-to-syrian-militants-to-counter-syrian-army-offensive-report/ – “Turkey has resumed its weapon supplies to “mainstream Syrian rebels” to help them fend off the ongoing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) military operation in northern Hama, the Reuters news agency revealed in a report on May 25… According to the news agency, Turkey is supplied the militants with dozens of armored vehicles, Grad rocket launchers and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), including US-made TOW… ‘In doing so [resuming weapons supplies] Turkey signaled its readiness to preserve its influence in northwestern Syria, where it has beefed up its troop presence in a dozen military bases that were set up under a de-escalation deal with Russia,’ the agency quoted a senior rebel commander as saying.”

CNN Lays Off Staffers After Massive Ratings Drop – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-25/cnn-lays-staffers-after-massive-ratings-drop – ” ‘Basically the whole division’ is set to lose their jobs, according to an anonymous Fox News source who said that employees were notified on Tuesday of the layoffs… A CNN spokesperson told Stelter’s TVNewser: ‘As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit.’.. Many health department staffers met with human resources on Tuesday. Katz noted that correspondent Elizabeth Cohen is also safe… Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent. -Fox News… Of note, CNN’s prime-time ratings dropped 26% in April – the worst month for total viewers since October 2015, according to Nielsen Media Research… The slide came right after special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign – a narrative CNN bet their reputation on for over two years.”

Constitutional Crisis: 7 Ways We’ve Been in One for a Long Time (15 min) – by Michael Bolden

Another Congressman Asking FCC for Proof That 5G is Biologically Safe. Have Any of Yours? – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/another-congressman-asking-fcc-for-proof-that-5g-is-biologically-safe-have-any-of-yours.html – “The Congress members pointed out that the FCC’s own RF safety guidelines do not account for the higher frequency exposure possible with 5G small cell infrastructure… ‘Current regulations governing radiofrequency (RF) safety were put in place in 1996 and have not yet been reassessed for newer generation technologies.’ Rep. Kim said in his letter (PDF). ‘Despite the close proximity to sensitive areas where these high-band cells will be installed, little research has been conducted to examine 5G safety,”’ he said, adding that the FCC itself has admitted that its SAR guidelines need to be reassessed to address more recent wireless technologies… Rep. Defazio noted that the Government Accountability Office made a similar assessment in 2012. ‘It is unacceptable that six years later the FCC still has not conducted a reassessment of its 1996 guidelines,’ Defazio said in his letter (PDF).”

The Geography of War: No Iraq…? No Iran! – by Brett Redmayne-Titley – https://www.globalresearch.ca/geography-war-no-iraq-no-iran/5678358 – “As Iraq/ Iran economic ties continue to strengthen, with Iraq recently signing on for billions of cubic meters of Iranian natural gas, the shift towards Russian influence- an influence that prefers peace- was certified as Iraq sent a delegation to Moscow to negotiate the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system… To this massive show of pending democracy and rapidly rising Iraqi nationalism, US Army spokesman, Colonel Ryan Dillon, provided the kind of delusion only the Zio-American military is known for, saying: ‘Our continued presence in Iraq will be conditions-based, proportional to need, in coordination with and by the approval of the Iraqi government.’.. Good luck with that.”

From May 13: Follow Up: Alleged Torture of Julian Assange – Statement from Dept. of Defense Whistleblower Karen Kwiatkowski – https://off-guardian.org/2019/05/13/follow-up-alleged-torture-of-julian-assange/ – “Just a brief follow-up on a story we ran a few days ago, ALLEGED Chemical Torture of Julian Assange. This article generated a lot of discussion below the line, mainly around its reliance on an anonymous source. Many raised concerns that the accusation of “chemical torture” is unsubstantiated… We reached out to the author for her input, and below is her reply (which she gave us permission to publish)… Clearly scepticism, especially relating to anonymous sources, is very healthy, and is one of the foundational principals of this website. We don’t want our readers to take anything on faith and encourage our readers to find all the information they can, and make up their own minds… We wish to make it clear that OffG can neither confirm nor deny these claims… (from Lt. Col. [retired] Karen Kwiatkowski): I cannot reveal my source, but I have full faith in the person and the access this individual has… The people stating that this is untrue and fake news are not offering any substantiation, just mostly name-calling, while I have a source that I trust and who is well placed. I received a few emails from people, calling me a liar and demanding to know my source. I think that’s what these critics are after, in addition to downplaying the current state tactics being applied to Assange… I do wonder why anyone would doubt that what I am sharing is factual, or at least very likely, given the historical record from the 1960s to the present day in terms of how the US government handles extrajudicial interrogations of people charged with security and intelligence/terrorism related crimes… In almost every case drugs, government-hired medical and psychological experts to soften up the detained, and a variety of internationally recognized techniques of torture have been used. The question perhaps is, “Would the British government allow American interrogators access to Assange without his lawyer present?” and while I don’t know how unusual that is, the British government has been hand in glove with the US on renditions and treatment of “terrorism” suspects for many years… Hope this helps, and you could indeed use this as a statement received from me in response to the raging commentators. –Karen” Original Story: Pray and Weep – by Karen Kwiatkowskihttps://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/karen-kwiatkowski/pray-and-weep/ – “The US appears to be a nation of laws, and yet, we absolutely are not. One of many lessons and perspectives we gain from the study of Julian Assange is just that. US political influence and debt-funded largesse resulted in Assange’s ejection from the Ecuadorian Embassy into the UK prison for terrorists in Belmarsh. US domestic corruption and misreading of the Constitution produced his indictment… Furthermore, US government employees, from the DoD, FBI and the CIA have been interviewing Assange in Belmarsh Prison, prior to any extradition decision… Interviewing is the wrong word. I’d like to say doctoring him, because it would be more accurate, except that word implies some care for a positive outcome. Chemical Gina has her hands in this one, and we are being told that Assange is being “treated” with 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate, known as BZ… Allow me to get to the point. The latest word I have received from England is as follows: ‘[Julian Assange] is presently under close observation in prison hospital because he has suffered ‘severe transient psychotic episodes.’ My source(s) indicate these episodes occurred after two sessions of coercive interrogation at the hands of UK and US officials. The source(s) stated the HUMINT interrogators used psychotropic drugs in the course of the sessions.” – Comment: If this story is true that pretty much lays to rest any speculation that the imprisonment and pending extradition of Julian Assange is some kind of psyop to somehow, in some completely unclear way, combat members of the “Deep State.” The only reason for his persecution that makes real sense is that the Security State, which is demonstrably unhinged, is terrified of exposure and determined to take revenge on Assange to make sure no one else EVER thinks of doing anything like Wikileaks again.

A Few Simple Arguments Which Cast Serious Doubt on the ‘Holocaust’ – by Mike Walsh – https://russia-insider.com/en/few-simple-arguments-which-cast-serious-doubt-holocaust/ri27109 – “Sit the students down and explain slowly: ‘According to the World Jewish Encyclopaedia there resided 2.4 million Jews in German-Occupied Europe. After the war, 3.8 million Jewish “holocaust survivors” were receiving pensions from the German government. Tragically, the remaining six million were lost.’.. Let us see if the students have been paying attention and now ask the class how many Jews died during World War Two. ‘Six million, sir!’ ”

Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services – by T.J. Coles – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/22/vicious-cycle-the-pentagon-creates-tech-giants-and-then-buys-their-services/ – “Tax-funded DoD research is the backbone of the modern, hi-tech economy. But these technologies are dual-use. The companies that many of us take for granted–including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and PayPal–are connected indirectly and sometimes very directly to the US military-intelligence complex… A recent report by Open the Government, a bipartisan advocate of transparency, reveals the extent of Amazon’s contracts with the Pentagon. Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, the company is now valued at $1 trillion, giving Bezos a personal fortune of $131 billion. Open the Government’s report notes that much of the US government “now runs on Amazon,” so much so that the tech giant is opening a branch near Washington, DC. Services provided by Amazon include cloud contracts, machine learning and biometric data systems. But more than this, Amazon is set to enjoy a lucrative Pentagon IT contract under the $10bn, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, or JEDI. The Pentagon says that it hopes Amazon technology will ‘support lethality and enhanced operational efficiency.’ ”

Trump’s Nuclear Trade Tactics Won’t Level Playing Field – by Tom Luongo – https://moneyandmarkets.com/luongo-trust-is-on-the-ballot-in-europe-and-markets/ – “Since being vindicated by the end of the RussiaGate probe, Trump has become even more obnoxious in his behavior, lashing out at everyone he considers having slighted the U.S. in some way. We’re on the verge of war with Iran while having opened up a full-fledged trade war with China… But he wants to normalize relations with Russia after abusing them for the past two and a half years?.. Trump seems almost petulant in his treatment of China in the wake of their refusing to capitulate in trade negotiations… I’m sure his negotiators assured him that China would agree to most, if not all, of their demands in the draft agreement. They told him China had folded. When China came back with most of the concessions red-lined out because China wasn’t willing to let the U.S. have veto power over their fiscal, trade and monetary policy, Trump hit the roof… And he has been on the warpath ever since.”

Driver’s License Photos of Almost Half of US Adults Now Are Being Used in Virtual Line-Ups by Law Enforcementhttp://republicbroadcasting.org/news/drivers-license-photos-of-almost-half-of-us-adults-now-are-being-used-in-virtual-line-ups-by-law-enforcement/ – “There is a knock on your door. It’s the police. There was a robbery in your neighborhood. They have a suspect in custody and an eyewitness. But they need your help: Will you come down to the station to stand in the line-up?.. Most people would probably answer “no.” This summer, the Government Accountability Office revealed that close to 64 million Americans do not have a say in the matter: 16 states let the FBI use face recognition technology to compare the faces of suspected criminals to their driver’s license and ID photos, creating a virtual line-up of their state residents. In this line-up, it’s not a human that points to the suspect—it’s an algorithm… But the FBI is only part of the story. Across the country, state and local police departments are building their own face recognition systems, many of them more advanced than the FBI’s. We know very little about these systems. We don’t know how they impact privacy and civil liberties. We don’t know how they address accuracy problems. And we don’t know how any of these systems—local, state, or federal—affect racial and ethnic minorities. One in two American adults is in a law enforcement face recognition network.”

Trump to send 1,500 troops to Middle East to counter Iran – by Ellen Mitchell and Jordan Fabian – https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/445419-trump-to-send-1500-troops-to-middle-east-to-counter-iranComment: This escalation is being defended by nauseating drivel and puffery.

Rand Corp.: ‘How To Destroy Russia’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-22/rand-corp-how-destroy-russiaForce the adversary to expand recklessly in order to unbalance him, and then destroy him. This is not the description of a judo hold, but a plan against Russia elaborated by the Rand Corporation, the most influential think tank in the USA. With a staff of thousands of experts, Rand presents itself as the world’s most reliable source for Intelligence and political analysis for the leaders of the United States and their allies… The Rand Corp prides itself on having contributed to the elaboration of the long-term strategy which enabled the United States to win the Cold War, by forcing the Soviet Union to consume its own economic resources in the strategic confrontation. It is this model which was the inspiration for the new plan, Overextending and Unbalancing Russia, published by Rand. According to their analysts, Russia remains a powerful adversary for the United States in certain fundamental sectors. To handle this opposition, the USA and their allies will have to pursue a joint long-term strategy which exploits Russia’s vulnerabilities. So Rand analyses the various means with which to unbalance Russia, indicating for each the probabilities of success, the benefits, the cost, and the risks for the USA.”

“Research”: The US Navy Wants to Archive 350 Billion Social Media Posts – by Mac Slavo – https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-navy-wants-archive-350-billion-social-media-posts/5678309 – “The United States Navy wants to archive 350 billion social media posts in order to conduct “research.” What exactly does the military want to study? “Modes of collective expression.”.. The Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation asking contractors to bid on a project that would amass a staggering 350 billion social media posts dating from 2014 through 2016. The data will be taken from a single social media platform – but the solicitation does not specify which one. -RT – ‘We seek to acquire a large-scale global historical archive of social media data, providing the full text of all public social media posts, across all countries and languages covered by the social media platform,’ the contract synopsis reads. The Navy said that the archive would be used in “ongoing research efforts” into “the evolution of linguistic communities” and “emerging modes of collective expression, over time and across countries.’.. This is simply spying and the research will be used for propaganda purposes, and that is blatantly obvious at this point. The intentions are far from benign.” – Comment: “The intentions are far from benign.” Well, duh. Unless, of course, this is being done by the White Hats...

Turkish Army Pullout Will Bring Peace to Northern Syria? – by Firas Samuri – https://www.globalresearch.ca/turkish-army-pullout-bring-peace-northern-syria/5678263 – “Kurdistan 24 TV channel recently published information that the Ankara government is building a concrete wall around the city of Afrin to isolate it from its surroundings… ‘Sources on the ground in Afrin see this as another step of Turkey’s annexation of Afrin into its borders,’ said Mutlu Çiviroğlu, a Syria and Kurdish affairs analyst… Moreover, since the beginning of the Turkish occupation, the humanitarian situation in northern Syria has deteriorated significantly. The main reason is the closure of medical and educational facilities whose activities, for some reason, didn’t suit the local pro-Turkish administration. On demand of the Turks, some of them were converted to the military headquarters… Return of the northern regions under the control of the Syrian government undoubtedly will lead to the reopening of the health centers, hospitals, and schools. Consequently, more Syrian children will be able to obtain an education, and older people will receive appropriate medical treatment.”

Vaccine Rights Attorney Sent Back to Jail a Third Time for Refusing to Breach Attorney-Client Privilege – by Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/vaccine-rights-attorney-sent-back-to-jail-a-third-time-for-refusing-to-breach-attorney-client-privilege/ – “After a hearing at Wake County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Attorney Alan Phillips was was ordered back to jail for a third time, and his license was suspended for at least until his next hearing on June 24, 2019. The judge can do this up to a cumulative year in jail. So this harassment of Attorney Phillips could continue for a long time… Alan has been already been jailed on Thursday, May 9, 2019, and on and Monday, April 29, 2019, for 48 hours each, for “contempt of court” after he refused to breach attorney client privilege… The North Carolina State Bar is demanding that Phillips turn over years of privileged client files in a retaliatory fishing expedition lawsuit, after he filed a complaint against the bar for alleged misconduct; the Bar internally dismissed Phillips’ complaint and a subsequent follow-up complaint.”

The Missing Step – In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement – by Craig Murray – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51643.htm – “The judgement against Assange in the UK Supreme Court on the point of whether the Swedish Prosecutor constituted a “judicial authority” hinged on a completely unprecedented and frankly incredible piece of reasoning. Lord Phillips concluded that in the English text of the EWA treaty “judicial authority” could not include the Swedish prosecutor, but that in the French version “autorite judiciaire” could include the Swedish prosecutor. The two texts having equal validity, Lord Phillips decided to prefer the French language text over the English language text, an absolutely stunning decision as the UK negotiators could be presumed to have been working from the English text, as could UK ministers and parliament when they ratified the decision… I am not making this up – you will find Phillips amazing bit of linguistic gymnastics here on page 9 para 21 of his judgement. Again, it is impossible that this would have been done to anybody but Julian Assange; and had it been the outcry from the MSM against the preference given to French wording and thus French legal tradition would have been deafening.” – Comment: The proceedings against Assange have been revealed as nothing but the revenge of the Deep State for the exposure of their crimes against the people of the world. We need to understand that this is a war against us by proxy.

COMEY LAUNCHED TRUMP RUSSIA INVESTIGATION DAY AFTER GENERAL EXPOSED ‘THE HAMMER’ (May 12, 19) – by Mary Fanning and Alan Jones – https://theamericanreport.org/2019/05/12/comey-launched-trump-russia-investigation-day-after-general-exposed-the-hammer/ – “FBI Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok and his supposed paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, exchanged a cryptic, indeed coded, text message on Sunday, March 19, 2017, twenty-six minutes after retired U.S. Air Force Four Star General Thomas McInerney read our exclusive “Whistleblower Tapes” exposé over America’s airwaves, revealing “The Hammer.”.. The Hammer is the Stasi-like secret surveillance system created by CIA/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery for Obama’s intelligence chiefs, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper… The Hammer, under the Obama administration, negated every American’s constitutional rights to privacy, turning the United States into a police state where the federal government was weaponized by the Obama administration against its political enemies… According to the secretly-recorded audio tapes released by Federal Judge G. Murray Snow, Brennan’s and Clapper’s illicit super surveillance system “The Hammer” wiretapped Trump “a zillion times.” ” – (Cont.d) MONTGOMERY, ‘THE HAMMER’ SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WHISTLEBLOWER, BECAME THE DEEP STATE’S ENEMY NUMBER ONE AFTER EXPOSING THE TRUTH (May 22, 19) – https://theamericanreport.org/2019/05/22/montgomery-the-hammer-surveillance-system-whistleblower-became-the-deep-states-enemy-number-one-after-exposing-the-truth/ – “Inventor and software designer Dennis Montgomery, a CIA/DOD/DHS/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower, alerted FBI Director James Comey’s office in 2015 that President Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had turned the super-surveillance system that Montgomery designed for foreign surveillance, known as THE HAMMER, into a domestic surveillance system… Montgomery became alarmed when Obama and his intelligence chiefs Brennan and Clapper turned the super-surveillance system against the American people… Montgomery asserts that Obama, Brennan, and Clapper used THE HAMMER in a diabolically intrusive manner in order to spy on the American people and collect massive amounts of surveillance data for “leverage” and “blackmail.”.. THE HAMMER was only to be used for foreign surveillance, not to be weaponized for domestic surveillance against the American people, according to Montgomery and to U.S. military sources… According to those U.S. military sources, Montgomery’s surveillance technology not only saved American lives as America’s “War on Terror” broadened, but also featured built-in safeguards to prevent the system from ever being used for domestic surveillance… Montgomery claims that Brennan and Clapper used the super-surveillance system Montgomery designed to spy on Article III federal judges, including the onetime head of the FISA court Judge Reggie Walton, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts.”

Venezuela – After Opposition Support ‘Deflated’ – U.S. Targets Food Aid Supply – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/05/venezuela-after-opposition-support-deflated-us-targets-food-aid-supply.html – “The government of Venezuela is talking with some of the opposition parties, there is no confirmation yet that Guaidó’s party, which is the most radical opposition element, is actually involved. It is doubtful that the government would want to ‘negotiate’ with it… Interestingly the NYT now leaves out the false “interim president” attribute that it previously used to describe Guaidó… The poor welcome their packages but the more wealthy opposition supporters in the U.S. and on the ground always hate the program: ‘While Venezuela’s commune movement largely supports the CLAPs, the opposition has long claimed the program discriminates against households that don’t support the government. According to the government, the CLAPs have reduced hunger and food scarcity across the country… The packages program is means based. But there are also CLAP markets (vid) where everyone can buy. CLAP does not discriminate between government or opposition supporters. It just happens that the poor are not the ones who support the neo-liberal politics the opposition parties prefer… During recent riots opposition supporters burned down CLAP storehouse and packaging centers.’ ”

Truckers Face Years in Prison for Transporting LEGAL Hemp Because of Cops “Just Doing Their Jobs” – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/truckers-face-years-in-prison-for-transporting-legal-hemp-because-of-cops-just-doing-their-jobs.html – Andrew D’Addario, Erich Eisenhart and Denis Palamarchuk have all been arrested in Idaho for transporting this incredibly beneficial textile crop that cannot get you high. Thanks to cops who “are just doing their jobs,” Eisenhart and D’Addario are scheduled to be sentenced next month after being found guilty of transporting this plant. Palamarchuk is due in court in October… In Palamarchuk’s case, police falsely claimed that the nearly 7,000 pounds of hemp in his truck was marijuana. Only after police broke the same law they arrested him for — by transporting the plant across state lines for testing — did they realize it was actually hemp… ‘With all the federal eyes looking at the Idaho case, what’s interesting is that the state shipped product to Kentucky to be tested,’ observed Beau Whitney, a senior economist with New Frontier Data, a cannabis intelligence firm. ‘I don’t know how they got it there, but I found it really fascinating.’ ”

The Next Economic Crisis and the Looming Post-Multipolar System (w/Video 10min) – https://southfront.org/next-economic-crisis-and-looming-post-multipolar-system/ – “…proxy wars will continue over certain parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, even Latin America, as key powers will struggle over vital markets and resources, using the full array of military, political, economic, cyber, and information weapons that we have seen used in Libya, Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, and Venezuela. This hybrid warfare will be accompanied by a level of official propaganda that will make for example the current “Russiagate” reporting pale in comparison. However, at the same time, the rhetoric will be considerably more heated than the actual level of hostilities between the nuclear weapons-wielding states. Instead, that propaganda will be used to justify internal political censorship and repression, on a scale even greater than we have seen used against the Yellow Vests protests in France. Deprived of the ability to expand into ever new territories, the West will gradually sink into stagnation , poverty, and domestic disorder. At that point, the world will be in a state of a genuine bi-polar Cold War, a war of political and economic attrition whose outcome is currently impossible to predict.”

From the The-Great-Game-Continues Desk: MSM Reveals Russia’s Evil Plan to Recruit “African American Rebels” To Start “Racial War” In the U.S.https://southfront.org/msm-reveals-russias-evil-plan-to-recruit-african-american-rebels-to-start-racial-war-in-the-us/ – “The documents, as per usual in recent MSM accusations of international Russian misconduct, involve “Putin’s Chef” Yevgeny Prigozhin. He was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for influence operations against the US, during his 3-year investigation that found no traces of any Russian meddling… The alleged Russian documents were allegedly shared between associates of Prigozhin and they outlined plans to “manipulate and radicalize African Americans.”.. Some of the documents were allegedly sent by Dzheykhun “Jay” Aslanov, an employee of the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based “troll farm” that was accused of playing a role in the 2016 Russian meddling campaign. He was also indicted by Mueller. The plan was allegedly shared with Mikhail Potepkin, a Russian businessman. Both Potepkin and Aslanov were linked to Prigozhin by conjecture more than anything… These allleged plans show that Prigozhin’s mythical network sought to exploit racial tensions and Russia’s “evil plan” goes far beyond simply spreading misinformation around the 2016 election… The supposed documents were provided by the Dossier Center, a London-based “investigative project” funded by none other than exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. NBC News has exercised no effort whatsoever to independently verify the materials, ‘but forensic analysis by the Dossier Center appeared to substantiate the communications.’ ”

UK Foreign Secretary to Accuse Russia of Waging ‘Malicious Cybercampaign’https://sputniknews.com/europe/201905231075250063-uk-russia-cybercampaign-accusations/ – ” ‘We judge that Russia’s intelligence services are targeting the critical national infrastructure of many countries in order to look for vulnerabilities. This global campaign also seeks to compromise central government networks. I can disclose that in the last 18 months, the National Cyber Security Centre has shared information and assessments with 16 NATO Allies – and even more nations outside the Alliance — of Russian cyber activity in their countries’, (Jeremy) Hunt is expected to say at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London later on Thursday.”

Obama’s ILLEGAL “Hammer Surveillance Program” Surveilled Millions Of U.S. Citizens, Not Only President Donald J. Trump – by Catherine J. Frompovich – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/obamas-illegal-hammer-surveillance-program-surveilled-millions-of-u-s-citizens-not-only-president-donald-j-trump.html – “This article results from several readers emailing me various links about the illegal surveillance program, a spying platform, operated with President Obama’s knowledge for several years, plus CIA Director John Brennan and National Intelligence Director, James Clapper. Furthermore, the 7th FBI Director James Comey (2013 to May 2017) was aware of “The Hammer” since at least August 19, 2015!.. “The Hammer” was created by CIA/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery for the Obama Administration’s CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. James Comey was aware of this since at least August 19, 2015, when Montgomery gave 47 hard drives alleged to contain over 600 million pages of documentation to his office… Source: Forbidden Knowledge TV, Alexandra Bruce, Publisher… What sort of lying has been ongoing at the Deep State, and why?” (emphasis added)

Even Before The Recession Has Officially Begun, Some Large U.S. Firms Are Laying Off Thousands Of Workers – by Michael Snyder – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/even-before-the-recession-has-officially-begun-some-large-u-s-firms-are-laying-off-thousands-of-workers.html – “If the U.S. economy is “booming” and very bright days are ahead, then why are many large U.S. corporations laying off thousands of workers? Layoffs are starting to come fast and furious now, and this is happening even though the coming recession has not even officially started yet. Of course many are convinced that we are actually in a recession at this moment. In fact, according to John Williams of shadowstats.com if the government was actually using honest numbers they would show that we have been in a recession for quite some time. But the narrative that the mainstream media keeps feeding us is that the U.S. economy is “doing well” and that the outlook for the future is positive. Well, if that is true then why are big companies laying off so many workers right now?”

Fed Encourages Runaway Debt as “Minsky Moment” Approaches – by Clint Siegner – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/fed-encourages-runaway-debt-as-minsky-moment-approaches.html – “The truth is that risk associated with lending money to the insolvent U.S. government has been way underpriced for years. This will eventually dawn on Treasury buyers… Giving a long-term loan at 2-3% interest to such an organization as insolvent as the federal government is a risky bet… Perhaps the realization will strike when deficits double or triple again in the not-too-distant future. Maybe it will be when foreign buyers, such as the Chinese, decide they have had enough… The latter could happen a lot sooner than the market expects… The Chinese have pointedly said they may dump Treasuries in retaliation for increased tariffs… When legitimate buyers of U.S. debt at artificially low rates vanish, the Fed is likely to step back in as the buyer of last resort. The central bank got away with that once before. The debt monetization program was called Quantitative Easing… Will officials be able to pull it off again – on an even larger scale?.. The Fed needs confidence at very high levels to support interest rates at these historically low levels. It will be difficult to maintain confidence as the debt levels continue accelerating up the exponential curve… The day is coming when those with capital to lend will demand a much higher interest rate than Jerome Powell wants them to get. That is when interest rates will rise, and it won’t matter too much what the central planners at the Fed think about it.”

New Authoritative Report Shows 73% Of DHHS, CDC, FDA Regulations “Unconstitutional…” – Does this mean that all of the rules governing Childhood Vaccines are illegal? – by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/new-authoritative-report-shows-73-of-dhhs-cdc-fda-regulations-unconstitutional/ – “Lawful regulations must be adopted in strict compliance with certain statutes and rules. An Agency that fails to follow the rules in rule-making has created an unconstitutional regulation. These procedures, under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) and other rules set up over a half dozen steps that must be taken before a new regulation can be binding… Generally, Agency rules start either from an initiative by the Agency or as an Agency response to an APA Citizens’ Petition. Sometimes an Agency will “cherry pick” the Citizens’ Petition it wants to use to impose new restrictions. Nonetheless, the Agency has to follow procedures to make a valid regulation.”

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media – Open Letter to the New York Times – by Peter Koenig – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51641.htm – “Did you know – you must! – that the US economy could not survive PEACE; that this sadistic and satanic economy depends on war, permanent war? That the war machine manufacturing complex and its associated industries and services account for more than 50% of the US GDP? And do you realize – you should! – that the US’s economic output is one of destruction – of killing, of annihilation – instead of building and developing human knowledge and wellbeing, the intrinsic thrive of human society – evolving in conscience, integrity and conscientiousness towards living well for all?.. How is that for an exceptional nation? – Indeed, an exceptional nation, a nation in disrespect of all international laws and conventions – just breaching the Vienna Convention to which the US is party – by violating the diplomatic code, invading the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and a few years ago, by seizing Russian diplomatic properties in Washington and New York. Wonderful precedents for other unaligned and disobedient countries to prepare for – but also for other countries – if and when they wake up and take their courage into their mind and fist – to do the same to US Embassies on their soil. What would Washington do? Does Washington even consider such a possibility? I guess not. But it’s the easiest thing to do – retaliate… Back to the Venezuelan “misery” you, Mr. Editor in Chief, and the NYT are so eager to report on. Why don’t you say that the United States of America – the self-proclaimed exceptional nation, with war criminals leading it – is responsible for far most of the suffering of Venezuela, through its totally illegal (who cares in Washington about legality) sanctions, blockage of food and medical imports, theft and confiscation of some US$ 130 billion in Venezuelan assets and reserve funds in US banks and around the world, economic blackmail and strangulation that has, according to economists Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C. and Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, caused the death of some 40,000 Venezuelans… This racist, misogynist and neofascist government, centered in and around the Swamp of Washington, is responsible for most of the suffering in the world today, by planting wars and conflicts – eternal war on terror; the same terrorists, trained, funded and armed by the very Washington, the CIA, the Pentagon, NATO and the spineless European puppets – for power, domination and theft of resources.” (emphasis added) – Comment: The more than 50% of U.S. GDP that comprises the American death industries does not benefit the real people of the United States in the least.

The US will lose badly in the trade war with China and imperil the world economy – US imports into China are down much more dramatically than China’s exports to the US. China has also sold more Treasury bonds in March, putting pressure on the already large US fiscal deficit – by David Brown – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/51639.htm – “It’s not just the potential harm to America’s international status but damage that could also leave the US economy seriously exposed as well. America’s burgeoning trade and fiscal deficits underline deep deficiencies in the US economy, which ironically China can help to bridge. Critically, the US is more at risk than China right now… Both economies are under the cosh from the trade war, but the US seems to be faring worse based on recent trade performance. According to China Customs data, the three-month moving average for US imports into China is down dramatically by 26 per cent year on year, compared with China’s exports to the US running 13 per cent below a year ago. The relative damage being wrought is roughly twice as bad for the US as it is for China… America fails to produce much of the goods craved by domestic consumers and businesses and it’s
simplistic to think sanctions trade tariffs and import quotas can easily resurrect the manufacturing capacity the US has lost overseas thanks to decades of industrial decay and benign policy neglect
. Imports from China help to satisfy the US demand gap inflated by decades of imprudent monetary and fiscal policies which have chronically ramped up domestic spending.” (emphasis added)

Backlash in US-China Trade War. China Defies Sanctions against Iran, Resumes Purchase of Iran Oil – by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/backlash-in-us-china-trade-war-china-defies-sanctions-against-iran-resumes-purchase-of-iran-oil/5677914 – And how has Beijing responded to the Iran sanctions regime? China had already confirmed it’s “intention to defy U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry” (April 23, 2019) prior to Trump’s decision to impose the 25 % tariff: ‘The normal energy cooperation under the international law between Iran and other members of the international community, China included, is legitimate and lawful; thus it must be respected and protected,’ Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters… According to reports: ‘On the same day that Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was in Beijing for talks with Wang Yi, China’s giant oil tanker PACIFIC BRAVO was reported to have, “loaded approximately 2 million barrels of Iranian oil from the Soroosh and Kharg terminals in the Persian Gulf ” ‘… ‘According to analysis provided by ‘TankerTrackers.com’, PACIFIC BRAVO is the first major tanker to load Iranian crude after the Trump administration revoked waivers permitting the purchases by eight of Iran’s oil customers, Bourseandbazaar Web Site reported. (Iran Press)’… Trump’s sanctions regime directed against Iran’s oil exports has “fallen flat”: an utter failure.”

Scientists Sound Alarm Over 5G Health Effects – by Michael Snyder – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/05/21/scientists-sound-alarm-over-5g-health-effects/ – “Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation. Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the world, and the big cell phone companies are making a crazy amount of money providing service to all of those phones. And now that the next generation of cell phone technology has arrived, millions of cell phone users are looking forward to better connections and faster speeds than ever before… ‘What’s further disturbing about 5G radiation is how the human body responds to and processes it. Dr. Ben-Ishai from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered as part of a recent investigation that human skin acts as a type of receptor for 5G radiation, drawing it in like an antenna… “This kind of technology, which is in many of our homes, actually interacts with human skin and eyes,” writes Arjun Walia for Collective Evolution about the study… “… human sweat ducts act like a number of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths that are put out by the devices that employ 5G technology,” he adds.’.. In other words, our bodies are essentially magnets for 5G radiation.”

5 Years After Crimea, European Nations Come Crawling Back to Putin One by One – by Tom Luongo – https://russia-insider.com/en/5-years-after-crimea-european-nations-come-crawling-back-putin-one-one/ri27074 – “The second victory for Russia, however, is far more significant. The Council of Europe has finally agreed to restore Russia’s voting rights after suspending them over the unification with Crimea… This was a major bone of contention between Europe and Russia, who suspended their budget payments to the CoE in 2017. The deadline for dealing with their non-payment was coming up next month… At that point PACE — Parliamentary Authority of the Council of Europe — would have to vote to kick Russia out completely or allow them back in. And that was a bridge too far… They chose the latter and that sets the stage for a major realignment of the status quo in Europe with respect to Russia… 2019 was always going to be the year in which all of this political pressure and virtue signaling from Europe over their failure to take Ukraine would end. ”

Q&A: MSM Lies, Consciousness, Evolution, Australia, Assange, And Me – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/q-a-msm-lies-consciousness-evolution-australia-assange-and-me-c7c9750b6a19 – “Lately I’ve been focused on the outright lies the mass media have been circulating about Julian Assange, including the Guardian’s now-fully disproven and always self-evidently false report that Paul Manafort met repeatedly with Assange during the election campaign. Some other examples include the bullshit they’ve been peddling on Venezuela, the Washington Post publishing sixteen smear pieces in sixteen hours against Bernie Sanders at the hottest point in the Democratic primary, the demented, hysterical smears against Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, MSNBC doing 455 Stormy Daniels segments last year but zero on Yemen, the media blackout on the Yellow Vests protests in France, their unquestioning repetition of all US war propaganda narratives including the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the “taking viagra for rape” narrative in Libya, and their aggressive refusal to so much as question any of the jaw-dropping plot holes in the official 9/11 narrative if you feel like making things interesting… Any of these would have been instantly corrected if the mass media were interested in doing actual journalism and helping to create an informed citizenry, but they’re not. They’re interested in pro-establishment narrative management and ratings. In that order.” (emphasis added)

From the Critical-Thinking-Required Desk: Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise. – from America’s Newspaper of Record® – http://www.oneworldmedia.us/news/your-5g-phone-wont-hurt-you-but-russia-wants-you-to-think-otherwise/ – “Analysts see RT’s attack on 5G as geopolitically bold: It targets a new world of interconnected, futuristic technologies that would reach into consumers’ homes, aid national security and spark innovative industries. Already, medical firms are linking up devices wirelessly to create new kinds of health treatments… ‘It’s economic warfare,’ Ryan Fox, chief operating officer of New Knowledge, a technology firm that tracks disinformation, said in an interview. ‘Russia doesn’t have a good 5G play, so it tries to undermine and discredit ours.’.. Likewise, RT America strongly defended its position on the potential health risks of 5G technology… ‘Nothing I’ve seen says the book is closed,’ Rick Sanchez, an RT anchor on many of the 5G episodes, said in an interview. ‘I think there’s lots of unanswered questions. Before we commit to something on this scale, shouldn’t we consider if people could possibly be hurt?’.. Mr. Fox, the operations chief of New Knowledge, the technology firm, said the network’s aggressive spin on 5G suggests Moscow is less interested in serving the public than dulling Washington’s edge in the global race for the digital future… “It’s information warfare,” he said.” – Comment: There’s a war on for your mind.

The Green New Deal: A Conversation with Senator Edward J. Markey – from the Council on Foreign Relations – https://www.cfr.org/event/green-new-deal-conversation-senator-edward-j-markey – ” ‘ So then you move to the next question: What are we going to do about something that could result in nine degrees Fahrenheit warming. What are we going to do about something that could lead to an eleven-foot rise in sea level? What are we going to do about forest fires that today will look like a preview of coming attractions in thirty, forty, fifty years, in terms of the level of damage which they’re able to do to our planet? So we call for this bold transformation—ten years—where we need a plan. We need to put in place the kinds of changes in our transportation, in our utility, agriculture, manufacturing sectors—in all sectors of our economy. And it’s not an option.’ ” (emphasis added)Comment: Lies, and the Lying Liars that tell them… Pricetag? 50 to 90 trillion dollars over 10 years, when we’re 3 years away from the point where everything we can “borrow” from the bankers at The Fed will be spent exclusively on servicing the debt “we” already owe (assuming that interest rates remain near zero). Hmmm.

Russian analyst: The threat of war with Iran is not a bluff – In the following is our translation of an analysis by Ivan Danilov from RIA Novosti with commentary and notes by Vince Dhimos – http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/russian-analyst-the-threat-of-war-with-iran-is-not-a-bluff – “So what is different about this threat to Iran? Well, for one thing, Trump had blasted Iran throughout his campaign. I suspected he was already building up to a war even then. Yet there was euphoria over his potential as a “peace” candidate because he lambasted GW Bush for his warlike stance and in one memorable moment, said to Jeb “you just want to kill people.” Surely Trump was different? Either that or a con artist… But it has long been my observation that there is no such thing as a “different” president ever in the US. I identified a group of agents that run America (and I would like to call them foreign agents because, while they are ensconced in the US Establishment and are household names, they are alien to American sentiments and ideals), independently of presidents and of the US people. Which is why there can be no talk of “democracy” in the US. No American has the right to call the US a democracy. They all should know better by now. Yet very few do. People love to be lied to… I showed yesterday that the Israeli leadership now brazenly admits it wants to drag the US into its war on Iran. And the American public will be a pushover because 80% of US Evangelicals believe that the murderous, apartheid secular state calling itself Israel was given its land by God (the cult of “Christian” Zionism) and did not receive it by terrorizing the Arabs who once lived there in peace, by slaughtering whole families, moms, dads and kids, and thus scaring the survivors away. Your pastor didn’t mention the Nakba, did he? But he might mention the Holocaust and take you on a Holy Land tour next year that will make him a nice profit and will keep you safely away from Palestine. He knows the truth could make you free and we can’t have that… Bush’s war on Iraq was as much for Israel and Saudi as for anything else. Trump’s upcoming war is for Israel too, but <shhh> you’re supposed to believe Trump is different… You know what? If you really want to vote for a presidential candidate who is different, wait until a candidate declares in his campaign: I will not make your sons and daughter fight a war for Israel or Saudi Arabia… Now that would be different. Unfortunately, that candidate would lose the election.”

Israel just admitted it wants to drag the US into war with Iran – by Vince Dhimos – http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/military-affairs/israel-just-admitted-it-wants-to-drag-the-us-into-war-with-iran – “American and European officials blamed Hezbollah for the escalating violence. They cited Hezbollah’s capture of Israeli soldiers (who some reports said were inside Lebanon) but conveniently forgot that Israel had been holding Lebanese prisoners for years. They condemned Hezbollah for firing rockets at Israeli cities, but made no mention of Israel’s bombing of Gaza that had long preceded those attacks. As of July 28, 600 Lebanese civilians and 19 Israeli civilians had been killed. On July 27 alone, Israeli forces killed 23 Palestinians in Gaza.” https://www.wrmea.org/006-september-october/the-real-reason-for-israels-wars-on-gaza-and-lebanon.html… In other words, by 2005, Israel was primed and ready to do genocidal bombing in Lebanon. The first step was accomplished in 2005 when Assad was blamed for the killing of Rafic Hariri and consequently, Syria was expelled from Lebanon. This was vital to Israel because Syrian troops were excellent and could have caused great damage to Israel… This article will give us an understanding of how Israel is pushing to contain Iran, how far Israel expects to take its provocation and the forces it believes it will face. Why Iran? Because the perceived threat from Syria from an Israeli standpoint is the presence of Iranian forces in Syria… This article makes it clear that Israel is willing to go to war with Iran and that Trump’s belligerence toward Iran has nothing to do with US interests. He is, and has been, at least since his campaign, a proxy for Israel: QUOTE: ‘Israel’s opposition to Iranian entrenchment in Syria and Lebanon is twofold: To prevent Iran from building a beachhead against Israel through its proxies on Israel’s borders, and to impede development of Iran’s nuclear and long-range missile capabilities. Israel is absolutely determined and prepared to act forcefully against Iran, which could lead to a full-scale war. Israel must win this struggle against Iran, one way or another.’ ” (underlined emphasis added)Comment: If you want to understand what is driving the current very dramatic push toward a real, and very dangerous, war with Iran, this article is a MUST.

“Cultural Schizophrenia”: US Media No Longer Reports Facts, But Appeals To Emotions – by Mac Slavo – https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/cultural-schizophrenia-us-media-no-longer-reports-facts-but-appeals-to-emotions_05162019 – “Based on the conclusions to a RAND Corporation study, the mainstream media is actively sowing discord in American society, award-winning journalist Chris Hedges tells RT. The media is focusing on making two sides hate each other instead of reporting on the facts, and the majority of the public is unaware and doesn’t care that their minds are being manipulated by their own emotional responses… The study, which was released by RAND earlier this week, states that between 1987 and 2017, news content has shifted from event- and context-based reporting to coverage that is more subjective, relies more heavily on argumentation and advocacy, and includes more emotional appeals.According to RT, prime-time cable news shows and online journalism lead the way in this shift to emotional and hate-based rhetoric. It has been noticed in print journalism as well, the government-funded think tank concluded. This is contributing to what RAND termed “Truth Decay.” This is described as a shift away from facts and analysis in public discourse… Hedges claims that the deterioration of the mainstream media is “far worse” than the RAND report suggests. And he isn’t alone in that assessment.”

Top Iran Commander Invokes 9/11 To Say US Is “Frail”; A “Full Intelligence War” Is On – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-18/top-iran-commander-invokes-911-say-us-frail-says-full-intelligence-war – ” ‘We are in a full intelligence war with the United States and the enemies of the Islamic Republic. This war is a combination of psychological warfare, cyber operations, military operations, diplomacy, fear, and intimidation.’ Salami, who became head of Iran’s elite military force last moth, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency. He further noted Americans in the region face “great risks” at this point. ‘America has lost its power, and even though they look powerful, they are frail,’ he said… His combative statements came days after he said provocatively that the IRGC stood on the “cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy.” In that prior address , Salami notified his forces, “This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution,” according to Fars.

From the Russians-Under-The-Bed-(Again) Desk: The Disinformationists – by C.J. Hopkins – http://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-disinformationists/ – “SafeGuard Cyber (the cybersecurity firm in question, which offers “digital risk protection and empowers businesses to embrace new technologies,” or whatever mumbo jumbo it says on their website) identified, and is now presumably surveilling on a more or less around the clock basis, ‘a vast network of automated social media accounts allegedly controlled by Russian actors‘ which is spreading this “amplified extremist content.”.. Although Politico “was unable to independently verify” whether the social media accounts the SafeGuard Cyber analysis “identified” (and used to generate a meaningless graph) were in any way actually linked to Russia, and although SafeGuard Cyber would not provide Politico with a list of the users it assured Politico were “linked to Russia,” SafeGuard Cyber’s CTO informed Politico that his team of experts had used “more than 50 identifiers,” among them, the location from which the messages were sent and “activity linked to Russian interests,” to identify these “Russian actors” who are exposing innocent Europeans and expatriate Americans like myself to Lord knows what kind of jargon-laden, dangerously amplified, extremist content in order to disinform and confuse us.” (emphasis added)

For the Week of 5/13/19:

Big Brother Britain: Extraordinary moment police FINE pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tries to cover his face from facial recognition camera on the streets of London – by Mark Duell – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7036141/Police-fine-pedestrian-90-facial-recognition-camera-row.html – “Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of wanted criminals… But one man was unimpressed about being filmed and covered his face with his hat and jacket, before being stopped by officers who took his picture anyway… After being pulled aside, the man told police: ‘If I want to cover me face, I’ll cover me face. Don’t push me over when I’m walking down the street.’ ”

China: Social Credit System Has ‘Restored Morality’ by Blacklisting over 13 Million People – by Frances Martel – https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/05/14/china-social-credit-system-has-restored-morality-by-blacklisting-over-13-million-people/ – “Monday’s Global Times piece claimed it will “restore morality” by holding bad citizens accountable, with “bad” solely defined in the parameters set by Communist Party totalitarian chief Xi Jinping. The federal party in Beijing is also establishing a points-based metric for monitoring the performance of local governments, making it easier to keep local officials in line with Xi’s agenda.”

Kremlin Spokesman Peskov Gives Details on Russia’s Massive Economic Cooperation with China (Russian TV News- w/Video 16min) – from Vesti News – https://russia-insider.com/en/kremlin-spokesman-peskov-gives-details-russias-massive-economic-cooperation-china-russian-tv-news – “While President Donald Trump is gambling that the US can get the better of China in a trade war, Putin is making deals with Beijing. Russia is cooperating enthusiastically with the Chinese-led “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which seeks to turn Eurasia into the central hub of world trade. The more trade is concentrated on the Eurasian super-continent, the weaker the US becomes, as its power is based on control of critical sea-lanes.”

Leaked Document Pokes More Holes In Establishment Syria Narrative – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/leaked-document-pokes-more-holes-in-establishment-syria-narrative-de27b43e542 – ” ‘It is hard to overstate the significance of this revelation,’ tweets former British MP George Galloway of a new report by the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (WGSPM). ‘The war-machine has now been caught red-handed in a staged chemical weapons attack for the purposes of deceiving our democracies into what could have turned into a full-scale war amongst the great-powers.’.. ‘An important #Douma #Syria ‘Assad chemical weapon attack’ development and yet more evidence to suggest the ‘attack’ was staged, as it’s now revealed that @OPCW suppressed expert engineers report that found the cylinders were likely not dropped from the air,’ tweets former Scotland Yard detective and counterterrorism intelligence officer Charles Shoebridge… The assessment’s findings, which you can locate on pages five through eight of the document, put forward multiple hypothetical scenarios in which two gas cylinders could have wound up in the locations(Location 2 and Location 4) that they were photographed and video recorded as having been found after the alleged attack. The assessment concludes that ‘The dimensions, characteristics and appearance of the cylinders, and the surrounding scene of the incidents, were inconsistent with what would have been expected in the case of either cylinder being delivered from an aircraft. In each case the alternative hypothesis produced the only plausible explanation for observations at the scene.’ ”

Failing New York Times Runs 5,000-Word Article Crying About Assad’s Final Victory – by Finnian Cunningham – https://russia-insider.com/en/media-criticism/failing-new-york-times-runs-5000-word-article-crying-about-assads-final-victory – “At this critical juncture along comes a suspicious New York Times’ articlepublished on May 11, headlined: ‘Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Assad Crushed Dissent’… To be sure, the article is a re-run of a tired old story dating from 2014 when several Western media outlets had back then published sensational claims alleging a barbaric prison, torture and execution system overseen by President Bashar al-Assad… The trouble is that “Caesar’s” identify has never been verified, even though he has appeared incognito in front of the US Congress to testify against the Syrian government. It has also been demonstrated that many of the photos he allegedly smuggled out of Syria are either fake, or actually illustrate the opposite of what he and Western media were claiming: namely, that at least half of the victims were members of the Syrian state security forces or victims of war… The NY Times, however, persists in referencing the Caesar images as bona fide to form the basis for its latest article. It also cites supposed testimony from former detainees who had allegedly been held in Syrian government-run jails, primarily Saydnaya prison near Damascus. The Times also published what it claims are internal government memos acknowledging repressive practices. How do we know the memos are not forgeries?.. Again, the trouble is that the so-called evidence is unverifiable and based on uncorroborated claims made by political opponents of the Assad government… Paul Larudee, who chairs the Syria Solidarity Movement based in California, says that the NY Times’ article is aimed at smearing the Syrian government and justifying further aggression against the Arab country.”

Judgment Day for John Brennan – by Mike Whitney – https://russia-insider.com/en/judgment-day-john-brennan/ri27024 – “Sometime in the next 4 weeks, the Justice Department’s inspector general will release an internal review that will reveal the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. Among other matters, the IG’s report is expected to determine ‘whether there was sufficient justification under existing guidelines for the FBI to have started an investigation in the first place.’.. Critics of the Trump-collusion probe believe that there was never probable cause that a crime had been committed, therefore, there was no legal basis for launching the investigation.Here’s a brief summary from political analyst, Larry C. Johnson, who previously worked at the CIA and U.S. State Department: ‘The evidence is plain–there was a broad, coordinated effort by the Obama Administration, with the help of foreign governments, to target Donald Trump and paint him as a stooge of Russia. The Mueller Report provides irrefutable evidence that the so-called Russian collusion case against Donald Trump was a deliberate fabrication by intelligence and law enforcement organizations in the US and UK and organizations aligned with the Clinton Campaign.’ (“How US and Foreign Intel Agencies Interfered in a US Election”, Larry C. Johnson, Consortium News)”

Kremlin Spokesman Peskov Gives Details on Russia’s Massive Economic Cooperation with China (Russian TV News- w/Video 16min) – from Vesti News – https://russia-insider.com/en/kremlin-spokesman-peskov-gives-details-russias-massive-economic-cooperation-china-russian-tv-news – “While President Donald Trump is gambling that the US can get the better of China in a trade war, Putin is making deals with Beijing. Russia is cooperating enthusiastically with the Chinese-led “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which seeks to turn Eurasia into the central hub of world trade. The more trade is concentrated on the Eurasian super-continent, the weaker the US becomes, as its power is based on control of critical sea-lanes.”

‘Iranian Threat’: US Evacuates “Non-Emergency” Staff From Baghdad Embassy. Germany, Netherlands Suspend Training Missionshttps://southfront.org/us-evacuates-non-emergency-staff-from-baghdad-embassy-germany-netherlands-suspend-training-missions/ – “The US State Deparment has ordered all “non emergency” staff to leave the US embassy in Baghdad amid the growing tensions between the US and Iran… According to an official comment on the situation, employees will leave the Baghdad embassy and the US consulate in Erbil. Furthermore, US citizens were advised to avoid US government sites in Iraq and leave the country “as soon as possible”. The Baghdad embassy pointed out that the US government ‘has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Iraq.’.. On May 15, Germany and Nertherlands suspended their military training missions in Iraq… ‘The German army has suspended the training,’ Germany’s Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said noting that there was ‘generally heightened alert, awareness’ for soldiers currently operating in the region… Separately, Dutch state broadcaster NOS said the Netherlands’ 50-person mission is halted ‘until further orders.’ ”

Oregonians SMASH Big Pharma – NO Vaccine Mandates For Oregon’s Children… – by Tim Bolen – https://bolenreport.com/oregonians-smash-big-pharma-no-vaccine-mandates-for-oregons-children/ – “And the Liberal Democrats had the votes to pass the bill, but then something happened… Seriously, people what in the world happened? EVERYBODY knows that presidential election 2020 is ACTUALLY “Big Pharma vs Trump.” There is no argument. EVERY Democratic party presidential candidate is a lap-dog, or a purse-dog, for Big Pharma. Every one of them wants a “single-payer” one-size-fits-all drugs, drugs, and more drugs, based system. Mandatory Vaccines for all… I have to do some investigating here… This defeat of “Mandatory Vaccines” in Oregon was TOTALLY unexpected. I thought Oregon would just be a stepping stone, with Big Pharma, and their wholly owned subsidiary “US Public Health” gearing up for one fake epidemic after another, heading for election 2020… I’ll bet that EVERY Democratic Party 2020 presidential candidate is MORE STUNNED than I am…

From the Strategy-Of-Tension Desk: US issues warning as Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks – US Maritime Administration urges shippers to exercise caution after earlier warning that Iran could target commercial sea traffic – by Jon Gambrell – https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-issues-warning-as-saudi-arabia-says-2-oil-tankers-damaged-by-sabotage-attacks/ – “A statement Sunday from the UAE’s Foreign Ministry put the ships near the country’s territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of the port of Fujairah. It said it was investigating ‘in cooperation with local and international bodies.” It said there were “no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels” and “no spillage of harmful chemicals or fuel.’.. Sunday’s (quote-unquote) incident comes after the US Maritime Administration, a division of the US Transportation Department, warned Thursday that Iran could target commercial sea traffic… Early Sunday, the agency issued a new warning to sailors about the alleged sabotage, while stressing ‘the incident has not been confirmed.’ It urged shippers to exercise caution in the area for the next week… Publicly available satellite images of the area taken Sunday showed no smoke or fire… It remains unclear if the previous warning from the US Maritime Administration is the same perceived threat that prompted the White House to order the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region on May 4.” – Comment: Even the Times of Israel seems to be implying that this whole thing is ginned up.

From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up Desk: Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange – by Megan Specia – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/world/europe/wikileaks-julian-assange.html – “The Swedish authorities announced on Monday that they would reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who is serving a prison term in Britain for jumping bail as the United States seeks his extradition over accusations that he tried to assist in a huge breach of classified data… The United States has already begun trying to extradite Mr. Assange, an effort that was expected to be prolonged and complex even before the announcement in Stockholm on Monday, and it could be further complicated by Sweden’s wish to reinstate its investigation… British officials will determine which case takes precedence, Swedish prosecutors said, adding that if Mr. Assange were eventually extradited to Sweden, he could not be sent to the United States without the consent of Britain.”

Multiple Studies Show Children Better Off Left in Troubled Homes than Put Into Foster Care – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/multiple-studies-show-children-better-off-left-in-troubled-homes-than-put-into-foster-care/ – “A new study conducted by Martin Guggenheim, from the NYU School of Law School, shows that children seized by Child Protection Services spend much less time in Foster Care if the parents are provided with high-quality legal representation, with no compromise in child safety… This means that many children in Foster Care today would not even need to be there if their parents had proper legal representation to fight the massive billion dollar foster care and adoption system, which for the most part has nothing to do with child safety… Richard Wexler, writing for the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform blog, notes that this is one of several studies showing that most children do far better when left with their biological families, even troubled families, than those children taken out of troubled homes and put into foster care: ‘I’ve previously summarized five major studies documenting in various ways that large numbers of children are needlessly trapped in foster care. Now there’s a sixth. And this one also provides strong evidence for a key solution: high-quality defense counsel for families. (Source.)’ ”

For the Week of 5/5/19:

Robert Mueller Is in Serious Legal Trouble – Here’s Why – by James Howard Kunstler – https://russia-insider.com/en/robert-mueller-serious-legal-trouble-heres-why/ri27002 – “For the Progressive Democratic “Resistance” (PDR), post-Modernism is in full flower. They have ruled objective reality inadmissible. There are only stories — his story, her story, they’s story, zhe’s story, and you must believe them because they come out of lived experience — for instance the lived experience of having lost a sure-thing presidential election to a cartoon character with zero political experience, and then having lost the grand inquisition to oust him. For the PDRs, the metaphysical concept of reality refers to some land of dark make-believe over a distant horizon where numbers supposedly add up (ha!) and the actions of persons are said to entail a strange cosmic condition known as consequence… What else did Mr. Mueller do, or omit to do? He never engaged US government forensic computer analysts to examine the DNC servers at the heart of RussiaGate story. Rather, he allowed the conclusions to stand of a company called CrowdStrike, hired by the DNC itself to supposedly investigate the theft of emails, especially those of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. (See Craig Murray’s commentary on all this.) Mr. Mueller never bothered to interview the one person who might have known exactly who supplied the purloined emails to Wikileaks, namely Julian Assange. Mr. Mueller also did not bother to interview several dozen retired Intel Community computer experts, led by William Binney, former Technical Director of the NSA, who determined that the hack was accomplished by direct download by an insider onto a flash drive… What could possibly be the explanation for these blunders. Well, we’re going to find out in the months ahead. The DPR chairs of various House committees have threatened to ask Mr. Mueller to testify. Bring it on, I say. He sure has some ‘splainin’ to do, if not in those venues, then in a more than a few grand juries that will be convened to assess the actions of his confederates-at-law from every hummock and gator pool in the Swamp. These various parties may also seek to understand why Mr. Mueller omitted to mention the now reeking Steele Dossier in his 444-page report, and why in his 20-plus page recounting of the oh-so-crucial Trump Tower meeting he never disclosed that the two Russians present were on the payroll of Hillary contractor FusionGPS, and met with its principal, Glenn Simpson before and after the meeting.” (emphasis added)

US Special Forces Command Issues New Guide For Overthrowing Foreign Governments – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-11/us-special-forces-command-issues-new-guide-overthrowing-foreign-governments – “The 250-page study entitled “Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness” was put out by the Joint Special Operations University under US Special Operations Command, which is the Army’s official unified command center which overseas all joint covert and clandestine missions out of MacDill AFB, Florida…. This work will serve as a benchmark reference on resistance movements for the benefit of the special operations community and its civilian leadership,” the report introduces.”

China Has Propped Up Global Markets Since December — Is This About To End? – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/05/china-has-propped-up-global-markets-since-december-is-this-about-to-end.html – “The global stock plunge pulled a 180-degree turnaround starting at the end of December and into January of this year at the same moment China announced reinvigorated stimulus measures. This stimulus was also initiated at the same time as talk of a “trade deal” began to hit the mainstream media, giving hope that the long trade war was about to end instead of becoming worse. Global markets loved the move by China, and rallied around their QE measures, which have continued unabated into the second quarter of 2019… I would also note that anytime there has been discussion in the mainstream of China backing away from its stimulus policy, stocks suffered a negative reaction. The reality is, when China stops its current burst of QE, stock markets have nothing left to hang onto in terms of optimism or liquidity. And, in the past couple of weeks it has become clear that China is likely to cut off the fun-money soon… At the end of April, Chinese banking officials hinted that accommodation would be restricted, perhaps by the end of May. This makes sense, as the stimulus boosted Chinese stats, but has recently been producing diminishing returns. Chinese new credit creation has also sunk the past month, indicating that the Chinese central bank will be slowing the flow of liquidity in the near term… If I am correct in this prediction, then the money elite intend to bring the underlying crash into mainstream consciousness at this time. They know, as most of us in alternative ec