Web Research Links for the Week of 2/10/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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