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The Existential Question of Whom to Trust

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:52

(The complicit media and the corporate press are wrapping themselves in the First Amendment as if they are the unsung heroes standing against tyranny. They feel they have the RIGHT to lie, mislead and essentially terrorize you into doing their bidding on a daily basis. Freedom of the press is not the same as freedom to propagandize. Freedom of the press is not the same as freedom to instigate color revolutions. Freedom of the press is not the same as freedom to scream “he’s got a gun!” during a high school pep rally. In this article, Robert Perry writes about how these shills, what I call “corporatist ladder-climbers”, parrot the group-think of the day, no matter how stupid or insane it is, so they can move up the corporate structure just as fast as they can)

by Robert Perry, Consortium News

The looming threat of World War III, a potential extermination event for the human species, is made more likely because the world’s public can’t count on supposedly objective experts to ascertain and evaluate facts. Instead, careerism is the order of the day among journalists, intelligence analysts and international monitors – meaning that almost no one who might normally be relied on to tell the truth can be trusted.

The dangerous reality is that this careerism, which often is expressed by a smug certainty about whatever the prevailing groupthink is, pervades not just the political world, where lies seem to be the common currency, but also the worlds of journalism, intelligence and international oversight, including United Nations agencies that are often granted greater credibility because they are perceived as less beholden to specific governments but in reality have become deeply corrupted, too.

In other words, many professionals who are counted on for digging out the facts and speaking truth to power have sold themselves to those same powerful interests in order to keep high-paying jobs and to not get tossed out onto the street. Many of these self-aggrandizing professionals – caught up in the many accouterments of success – don’t even seem to recognize how far they’ve drifted from principled professionalism.

A good example was Saturday night’s spectacle of national journalists preening in their tuxedos and gowns at the White House Correspondents Dinner, sporting First Amendment pins as if they were some brave victims of persecution. They seemed oblivious to how removed they are from Middle America and how unlikely any of them would risk their careers by challenging one of the Establishment’s favored groupthinks. Instead, these national journalists take easy shots at President Trump’s buffoonish behavior and his serial falsehoods — and count themselves as endangered heroes for the effort…

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UK students launch hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:09

from Press TV

A group of students in the University of Manchester have gone on hunger strike to raise awareness about the abuses Palestinian prisoners are being subjected to in Israeli jails.

So far, five students have joined the movement, which began on Thursday and would last at least a week.

The hunger strike is an act of solidarity with a mass strike by more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners, who have been refusing food for two weeks to denounce the harsh conditions in Israeli jails.

Palestinian detainees complain that they have been subjected to assault and torture at Israeli prisons.

Dubbed the Freedom and Dignity Strike, the ongoing action began on April 17. There are currently 6,500 Palestinians are in Israeli jails, according to rights group Addameer…

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Mon, 05/01/2017 - 05:33
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New Book Reveals Clinton Campaign Hatched Russia Hysteria To Cover For Losing

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 06:58

In this video, Jimmy makes a very good point about how the Clinton team decided to accuse Trump and his associates of colluding with Russia as cover for Hillary and Bill taking millions from a Kremlin-linked bank to OK the sale of uranium. Imagine if Trump had done something like that.

But what he misses is just as big, in my opinion.

Jimmy always points out, rightly, what a corrupt war-monger Hillary is and says that’s why he voted for Jill Stein as if she’s that much better.

In this video he talks about the book Shattered and mentions how the Clinton team was setting plans to discredit the vote tallies less than 24-hours after Hillary conceded. One of those plans was the “Russian hacking” bullshit…

… but another had to be getting Jill Stein, Dore’s candidate of choice, to mount a recount campaign in the 3 swing states that cost Hillary the election. My evidence showed over the course of my research that Jill got her marching orders on that one directly from Podesta and in fact some funding came from the Hillary camp.

Jimmy fails to mention that little tidbit of information, that Jill Stein did what she could to get Hillary Clinton to usurp the freely elected president.


Zombie Trump Now Says “I’m a nationalist and a globalist” as he Reassures his Base he is the “decider”

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 08:11

by Scott Creighton

Saying you are “a nationalist and a globalist” is like saying you’re alive and dead at the same time.

Not only is it nonsense, but if you believe it, it makes you a zombie: a soulless Walking Dead prop of a character with no past or future, just an incessant need to feed the basest of your human instincts right now in this moment.

“I don’t think (Trump) is ideological. Ultimately he is pragmatic in that way.” President Obama Nov. 14, 2016

A zombie is the ultimate pragmatist. All they focus on is feeding. Nothing else comes into play. Men, women, children… it doesn’t matter to the zombie. They are all merely food sources some faster, some slower, some stronger, some weaker. But they all serve to fulfill the same burning desire for more which is the only human desire a zombie knows. All they have left.

No remorse, no pity, no empathy, no guilt. Whatever is in the way is merely an obstacle to overcome so one may feed that desire. Capture, consume and continue.

The perfect neoliberal vulture capitalist businessman and the politicos who serve them are zombies. The Wolf of Wall Street. Gordon Gekko. Bub the zombie. Milton Friedman. Maggie Thatcher. Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama. Emmanuel Macron. Gary Cohn. Steven Mnuchin. And yes… President Trump.

These are the zombies we have to deal with everyday. Some fictional. Some “real”. But all are zombies… in every sense of the word.

“One senior Toronto bank executive said Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin — former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executives now serving as chairman of the White House National Economic Council and as Treasury Secretary, respectively — have on a few occasions reached out to senior Canadian business officials in recent weeks to counsel them that despite the internal Trump administration divides over trade policies, they expect no significant Nafta changes…

Mr. Trump dismissed talk about a split inside his White House between aides with a nationalist or globalist orientation. “Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” he said. “I’m both. And I’m the only one who makes the decision, believe me.” Washington Post

Zombies aren’t real. Neoliberal globalists are. And they are single-minded in purpose: get rich with no regard to who gets hurt or how many suffer in the process.

The Duke of Orange, Zombie Trump, is not a nationalist. He’s not a populist. He’s not even a globalist, really.

He’s a blank.

He’s a spoiled man-child who never devoted a moment of his entitled life to serious consideration of what he stood for beyond his endless desire for more. More money. More attention. More adoration. More envy.

Like Bub the zombie, they dressed him up, taught him some tricks and paraded him around in front of some cameras… maybe to lose to Hillary Clinton, maybe to win and serve as their Manchurian Zombie. Who knows. Like a reader said yesterday, “who cares?”

It doesn’t matter why the zombie is running around in the Walking Dead or 28 Days. The “why” of it is pointless. The fact that he exists is all that matters now. The fact that he exists and he must be dealt with. That’s it.

Frankly I don’t put much stock in the words of Barack Obama and the Washington Post and for the last month and a half I have been writing about how it seems to me that President Trump’s agenda has been thwarted by illegal and even treasonous maneuvers from Nikki Haley, the CIA, the Pentagon, the complicit press and countless others.

Perhaps President Bub made an effort to appease his base when he said Assad’s fate would be decided by the people of Syria and he tried to arrange better relations with Russia. Perhaps he meant to do away with NAFTA and announce it today as he promised his voters. Perhaps he meant to reveal just how corrupt the Deep State is when he announced he would release documents proving they spied on his campaign in an effort to help Obama install Hillary as his successor.

Perhaps all of these things are true.

It simply doesn’t matter now.

It doesn’t matter where the zombies come from. What they were before they died and walked again. There is no character development for the undead. No through line for the walker.

He just is.

What was Hillary before she became a monster? Does it matter?

I think the same standard must apply to Zombie Trump. Regardless of how he became infected, he clearly is and there seems to be little we can do about it.

Zombie Trump is not the “decider” no matter how many times he says “believe me”. This is not him playing “the art of the deal”.. he didn’t even write that book in the first place. And he isn’t writing the book of his tenure in office either. I don’t know who is. Probably the same folks who were the “deciders” for Obama, Bush, Clinton and all the other leaders of the free world since the job was first posted way back when.

Zombies aren’t real and neither is this thing we see eating beautiful cake and staging rallies for his diminishing base every month. And you can’t be a nationalist and a globalist at the same time. You’re either living or you’re dead but you can’t be both. Seems the Duke of Orange has made his choice and it was probably the only one they actually let him make.

Happy 100 Days Trump voters. Sorry. But did you really expect a different ending to this story? Maybe you thought you would find a remote island free of infection and you could hop a boat and sail away to salvation. Maybe you thought you could infect yourself with something that would make them ignore you. None of that works.

All we can do is keep struggling, keep surviving and keep from getting bitten ourselves. One day a vaccine will emerge and humanity will take back what these globalists have stolen from it. To me, that is the only absolute about this whole globalist thing. It will end.

One way or another, it will end.

Either we will rise up and cast off this cancer or it will consume all it can and starve.

One way or another, someday we will rebuild and look back on these days as the neo-dark ages they are.

Yes, Zombie Trump has been infected and his whimpering little apology signifies nothing. We saw it coming. He was displaying the signs. His weakness, born of a lifetime of entitlement, made him easy prey so… of course they fed on him… and he turned. He was never going to make it anyway.

Some of us are survivors. Others are not. They’re just not cut out for it.

Let’s just hope his base are still human because humans don’t follow zombies. Not in movies and not in real life. Never have. Never will.


Turns Out Nikki Haley’s Colin Powell Moment was Her Going “Off the Reservation” (Possibly Taking Orders from Someone Else?)

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:14

by Scott Creighton

“The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley!” Donald Trump, Oct. 2016

A little while ago after the White Helmets (formerly known as the Islamic State Fire Brigade) staged a little street theater claiming Assad used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, Nikki Haley pulled a Colin Powell at the UN Security Council where she directly blamed Assad and called for regime change action based entirely on the ham-handed false flag op and the subsequent propaganda produced by “ISIS” and al Qaeda.

At the time I thought she was going off in her own direction because the State Department and Trump had just said they had decided to let the Syrian people decide Assad’s fate and that regime change was no longer their priority in the country.

Of course I was ridiculed for coming to that conclusion.

Then this happened…

“The United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, has often been the first, most outspoken member of the Trump administration to weigh in on key foreign policy issues, on everything from military strikes on Syria to sanctions against Russia and how to approach human rights.

Much of that has come as a surprise to the State Department, and the Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson, has often been far from the limelight.

Now, in an apparent attempt to foster greater coherence in American foreign policy, State Department officials are urging her aides to ensure her public remarks are cleared by Washington first.

An email drafted by State Department diplomats urged Ms. Haley’s office to rely on “building blocks” written by the department to prepare her remarks.

Her comments should be “re-cleared with Washington if they are substantively different from the building blocks, or if they are on a high-profile issue such as Syria, Iran, Israel-Palestine, or the D.P.R.K.,” added the email, the text of which was seen by The Times. D.P.R.K. refers to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea.

The State Department and the United States mission at the United Nations did not respond to requests for comment…” New York Times

Seems like Nikki had her hand slapped by Trump and the State Department for taking it upon herself to grand stand at the UN. Subsequent interviews she did right after that BS moment of hers made me feel even more that she had done that on her own, without direct approval from her bosses at State and the White House. However, up until this moment, I did not have confirmation of that fact. Today I do.

“Now, does everybody like Nikki?” the president asked his lunch guests (UNSC representatives). “Because if you don’t, otherwise, she can easily be replaced.” New York Times

Haley was no fan of Trump during the campaign. As an establishment Republican she first endorsed Marco Rubio and when he was gone, she “prayed” Ted Cruz would win.

In the end Nikki said she would vote for Trump while still refusing to endorse him.

On March the 30th Haley said it was official administration policy that the demand for Assad to go was no longer our first and foremost priority with regard to the conflict we created in the country.

On April 10th, she said regime change was “inevitable” and that the US may “take action on our own” to see it happens.

On April the 5th Nikki took it upon herself to tell the world what the Syrian people wanted when she said Assad was a “disgusting war criminal” and that the Syrians wanted him gone. Not a single shred of what she said was factual by the way.

Nikki Haley, waving around pictures of kids at the UN Security Council, using them like props in a cheap community theater production of Major Barbara, was working for the Deep State at that moment. The same Deep State who staged the false flag attack in the first place.

She was hoping to generate enough traction back here at home to gin up support for an all out invasion of Syria or at least the creation of No Fly Zones, someone war-mongers like Hillary Clinton and John McCain have been pushing for non-stop.

So she was working for them or she was working for Israel who have NEVER given up hope that Assad is driven out of Syria so they can bust it up, giving a piece to the Kurds for Greater Kurdistan and taking a chunk for themselves, the Golan Heights (where lots of energy resources lie in wait as well as an endless supply of water which Israel desperately covets)

Whomever you believe she was working for at that time, it certainly seems with today’s little quiet revelation, that Nikki Haley definitely wasn’t working for the State Department or the White House when she did her little dance at the UN.

And that also ties into what I wrote a little later when I concluded that not only did Trump not give the order to drop the Mother Of All Distractions bomb in Afghanistan, but he probably never gave the order for the launching of the cruise missiles at the Syrian airbase while he was sitting around eating “beautiful” chocolate cake.

Seems when Trump and party decided to step back away from the brink of war, someone took charge of the vehicles of foreign policy and made moves on their own. Not too say that leaves Trump blameless, because the buck stops with him and if he can’t get control of his administration, he’s woefully incapable of the job. But it’s a very interesting development and with little glimpses like this one, we may see some backlash from the administration targeting these rogue elements operating within his administration.


Obama’s New Job: Guardian of Official Lies

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:25

(If you heard the discussion last night between Tom Kiely, Gilad Atzmon and myself, this idea from Glen Ford might sound a little familiar because we discussed a similar topic quite extensively.)

by Glen Ford, BAR

The ruling class is seriously rattled over its loss of control over the national political narrative — a consequence of capitalism’s terminal decay and U.S. imperialism’s slipping grip on global hegemony. When the Lords of Capital get rattled, their servants in the political class are tasked with rearranging the picture and reframing the national conversation. In other words, Papa Imperialism needs a new set of lies, or renewed respect for the old ones. Former president Barack Obama, the cool operator who put the U.S. back on the multiple wars track after a forced lull in the wake of George Bush’s defeat in Iraq, has eagerly accepted his new assignment as Esteemed Guardian of Official Lies.

At this stage of his career, Obama must dedicate much of his time to the maintenance of Official Lies, since they are central to his own “legacy.” With the frenzied assistance of his first secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, Obama launched a massive military offensive – a rush job to put the New American Century back on schedule. Pivoting to all corners of the planet, and with the general aim of isolating and intimidating Russia and China, the salient feature of Obama’s offensive was the naked deployment of Islamic jihadists as foot soldiers of U.S. imperialism in Libya and Syria. It is a strategy that is morally and politically indefensible — unspeakable! — the truth of which would shatter the prevailing order in the imperial heartland, itself…

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An Answer To Cornel West – A “Peoples Party” Won’t be Imposed From Above

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:18

by Bruce Dixon, BAR

We agree with our good friend Dr. Cornel West that the Democratic party is the craven servant of privatizers, gentrifiers and Wall Street at home and of vicious empire abroad, which explains why it’s pretty much useless to those who seek justice and peace. But we are deeply skeptical of Brother West’s latest project, something called the Peoples party, not incorporated or on the ballot anywhere, still a gleam in the eye of some folks who used to work for Bernie Sanders, one of whom was interviewed with West on Democracy Now this week.

Their big insight was that local Democratic politicians run local and state parties. But if their new Peoples Party can steal away some of those Democratic politicians, provided they can find some local Democrats not already bought by telecoms, privatizers or charter school sugar daddies, then the Peoples Party will get millions of Democratic voters, and they’ll become big players. And they want to start by recruiting Bernie Sanders.

In the manner of outfits that don’t have local roots anywhere they hung a petition on the internet hoping for millions of signers, maybe the beginning of a list they can use.

This is wrong-headed on multiple levels.

First, Bernie has decided what he is, and that’s a Democrat, often a pro-war Democrat. Those who believe otherwise delude themselves or others. Bernie will be 77 when the next grueling yearlong presidential campaign begins, not when it ends..

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Trump Leaks Operation Condor-Era Declassified Docs to Argentina

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 07:02

from TeleSur

Entitled “Secret/Exdis,” the declassified documents provide new insight into U.S. support for human rights abuses in South America.

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri on Thursday, handing over 931 declassified Department of State records related to Operation Condor.

Operation Condor was a Cold War-era campaign of violence across Latin America that resulted in tens of thousands of activist deaths. Throughout the operation, the U.S. government teamed up with right-wing military dictatorships to extinguish leftist movements.

Trump’s leak falls in line with former President Barack Obama’s promise to release intelligence documents about human rights abuses committed by the Argentine military dictatorship during the 1970s and 1980s.

Entitled “Secret/Exdis,” the declassified documents provide new insight into U.S. support for human rights abuses in Argentina and neighboring countries. Here’s what the reports divulged.

They describe Operation Condor as a trans-border, multinational effort by Southern Cone secret police services to “track down” and “liquidate” regime opponents, the National Security Archive reports.

They detail the role played by the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA, and other intelligence agencies in purposefully ignoring human rights abuses committed by the military dictatorship.

They reveal that the orchestrators of Operation Condor considered establishing “field offices” in the United States and Europe…

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Colombia Violence Spirals on Despite Peace: Yet Another Social Leader Killed in Cauca

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:57

from TeleSur

The victim’s body was found with stab wounds. The case is just the latest in a string of dozens of attacks and murders of human rights defenders.

Yet another Colombian human rights defender was found murdered Thursday in the southwestern department of Cauca, one of the regions hardest hit by the country’s more than half century-long civil war and ongoing violence against rural social leaders.

Diego Fernando Rodriguez, a legal representative for a local community council in the Gana Plata area in Cauca’s Mercaderes municipality, was found dead Thursday morning with stab wounds.

The coordinator of the Human Rights Network of Southwestern Colombia, Deivi Hurtado, stated that Rodriguez was found dead with “signs of violence that indicate it was an assassination,” Colombia’s W Radio reported.

According to Caracol radio, authorities have already launched investigations into the Rodriguez’ case…

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‘This Fight Is Ours’: Venezuela Women March Against Imperialism

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:47

from TeleSur

“We have always been part of the revolution for freedom, and we will continue to be,” said one march participant.

Hundreds of Venezuelan women on Thursday marched against imperialist attempts to destabilize Venezuela, demanding respect for their country’s sovereignty.

The marches, concentrated in Caracas’ Plaza Bolivar, were held a day after the socialist country announced that it will pull out of the Organization of American States, OAS. The decision went public after the OAS Permanent Council approved a convening of foreign ministers to discuss Venezuela, without the country’s consent. There were 19 votes in favor of holding the meeting, 10 against, one abstention and one absence.

The women-led street demonstrations in Caracas projected a unified stance against OAS interference and U.S. intervention. It was the latest move by supporters of the democratically-elected government of President Nicolas Maduro to speak out against foreign interference. ..

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Brazil General Strike to Protest Temer’s Neoliberal Reforms

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:44

from TeleSur

Friday’s general strike comes amid a dismal disapproval rating for the Temer administration — a staggering 87 percent.

Dozens of labor unions and grassroots organizations in Brazil have called for a general strike on Friday in protest against President Michel Temer’s neoliberal reforms.

The strike was called immediately after Temer’s administration pushed through a controversial labor reform bill on Wednesday in Brazil’s chamber of deputies. The reform would undermine workers’ rights by eliminating payment for their commute from their contracts, reducing compensation for employer abuse, and most importantly, allowing employers reduce workers’ salaries while increasing their work hours.

The bill, which proposes to end mandatory union dues, must still be approved by the Senate. It was approved by Brazil’s lower house by 296 votes to 177…

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Syria’s Assad Says Trump Is Puppet of US Deep State

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:40

(This is the same thing I have written several times and the same thing Obama himself inferred about Trump after their first post-election meeting when he said he had “hope” about the new administration because “…Trump is not an ideological man. He is pragmatic”. Being an ideological blank slate makes candidates perfect for the job)

(The full transcript of this interview can be found here)

from TeleSur

Trump “changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad said

“Yes, from a Western perspective, you are now sitting with the devil. This is how they market it in the west,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told teleSUR’s Rolando Segura in an exclusive interview from Damascus, addressing a range of subjects including claims of chemical attacks as well as the shifting geopolitical alignments impacting the war which has ravaged his country.

Speaking on the subject of Donald Trump, the Syrian leader said the U.S. president “has no policies,” but is rather implementing decisions made by “the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions.”

“As we have seen in the past few weeks, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad said…

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Turkish warplanes hit Washington’s Kurdish proxy forces in Syria

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:11

from WSWS

Turkish cross-border attacks against Kurdish militia positions in Syria and Iraq continued for a second day Wednesday, following dozens of airstrikes on Tuesday that left at least 70 people, including both Kurdish fighters and civilians, dead.

The attacks were met with protests from both Washington and Moscow, as well as the Syrian government. One of the main targets of the strikes was the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which constitutes the backbone of so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which serves as the main proxy ground force in the US intervention against ISIS in Syria.

The US State Department said Tuesday that it was “deeply concerned” about the airstrikes, which it charged were launched “without proper coordination” and had “led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces.”

A spokesman for the US-dominated anti-ISIS “coalition” told a Pentagon teleconference Wednesday that Turkey had provided less than an hour’s warning before bombs fell on Iraq and Syria (didn’t give Uncle CIA enough time to warn KurdISIS)…

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German Soldier Caught Setting Up False Flag Gladio Attack… In Germany… So They Stage An Attack to Distract the German Public

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:25

by Scott Creighton

A German soldier stationed in France has been living a double life supposedly without the knowledge of his commanding officers.

They wont release his name but the soldier was somehow able to stay away from his base for long periods of time without causing suspicion and remarkably was able to register as a Syrian refugee without speaking Arabic and in spite of his German heritage.

“An officer in the German army who spent more than a year posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack.

The 28-year-old lieutenant, who has not been named under German privacy laws, was living a double life, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Police are believed to be working on the theory that the officer, who has a history of expressing anti-foreigner views, planned to carry out a “false flag” terror attack and blame it on refugees…

The arrested man successfully posed as Syrian asylum-seeker despite the fact he is of German background and speaks no Arabic.” Telegraph

This only came to light because this German false flag terrorist (Operation Gladio ring any bells?) was caught by Austrian authorities trying to hide a gun in an airport that he could use later for a terror attack.

Authorities in Germany said “gee? I don’t what on earth his motivation could have been… ”

“It’s more than strange. We will have to wait for the investigation to uncover his motives.”

For those of you who don’t know the translation what that means is “we have to wait until we can come up with some bullshit you idiots will believe”

Seems like false flag Gladio events are all the rage in Germany these days:

Last week, German police detained a suspect believed to be behind the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team. The suspect, a man said to be a German-Russian citizen, reportedly plotted the bombing to speculate on the club’s shares if their price plummeted after the attack.

To mislead investigators, the suspect had reportedly fabricated three identical letters saying the attack had been carried out “in the name of Allah.” However, their wording and content made investigators suspicious.

The letters were “full of contradictions and inconsistencies,” the federal prosecutor’s office said, adding that “there is considerable doubt about radical Islamists [being involved in the attack].” RT

Wow. It’s almost like a whole campaign or something, isn’t it?

The key to the story about this military officer being arrested is the fact that he lead this double life for over a year pretending to be a refugee and setting up terror attacks. There is no way a soldier could pull off something like that without his superiors knowing where he was and what he was doing. Also important to note is the fact that he was given refugee status when he clearly wasn’t. That isn’t incompetence, that’s someone on the inside helping him out.

Not surprisingly, as soon as this story hit the news today, guess what happened? Go ahead, guess.

I’ll wait…

Well, if you guessed someone carried out what appears to be a bullshit, hastily cobbled together “terror attack” to distract the German people from the story of their military sending soldiers into Germany to stage false flag terror events… you win the prize.

Shots have been fired at a Hospital in Kreuzberg area in Berlin, local media reports.

A large area around the hospital has been closed down, German broadcaster RBB reported.

A man, allegedly the perpetrator, tried to attack police officers and subsequently was shot by the police in the leg, RBB reports citing Berlin Police. The man was taken to a hospital. His motives behind the attack remain unclear.” Sputnik International

Reports are still sketchy but what they are saying is some man, for reasons unknown, decided out of the blue to attack police officers. They shot him in the leg in the parking lot. No officers were harmed.

What do you want to bet the perp will be a Muslim refugee? Syrian perhaps?

And what do you want to bet they will eventually release the guy they arrested by saying he was part of an intelligence operation trying to find terrorist types in the middle of the Syrian refugee population in Germany?


The Trumpening Accelerates: ObamaCare to Stay (and get worse), NAFTA Remains (and gets worse) and Wars, Wars, Wars for the MIC

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 07:50

by Scott Creighton

Repeal fascist ObamaCare on Day One. Remember that?

Use an executive order to end NAFTA right off the bat and bring jobs back to our desperate middle class workers.

End the stupid wars in the Middle East and spend that money by “Making America Great Again” instead.

This is what got the Duke of Orange elected in a surprise victory in November: a solidly populist message that appealed to the working class Americans who have been getting screwed by the “centrists” and the “free marketeers” in Washington for decades.

Here we are, still less than 100 days into the new administration and the populist Trump campaign platform is long gone… in it’s place is a brutally establishment agenda fit for the most neoliberal of neocons.

When they tried to pass a “repeal and replace” plan for ObamaCare (a right-wing fascist mandated insurance scheme created by Republicans and the insurance industry) it failed because it was designed to fail. It was made to look like they were trying something so they could build a “crisis” moment which they have in place today. Now they have their “crisis” they are busily cobbling together what they really wanted all along: a plan to “fix” ObamaCare by pandering to the Rand Paul faction of the party which promises even more profits for the insurance companies and more cost out of pocket for you.

The latest proposal, drafted by Representative Tom MacArthur, a moderate Republican of New Jersey, would allow states to obtain waivers from federal mandates that insurers cover certain “essential health benefits,” like emergency services, maternity care, and mental health and substance abuse services, which many Republicans argue have driven up premiums.

It would also permit states to get waivers allowing insurers to charge higher premiums based on a person’s “health status,” if a state had a program to help pay the largest claims or had a high-risk pool where sick people could purchase health insurance.

To qualify for a waiver, a state would have to explain how it would advance at least one of five purposes: reducing average premiums for consumers; increasing the number of people with coverage; stabilizing the insurance market; increasing the choice of health plans; or stabilizing premiums for people with pre-existing conditions.” New York Times

It’ll cut Medicaid to the states and force another 23 million or so to live without healthcare and yep, to qualify for the waiver which would be the biggest boon to insurance companies since ObamaCare, all a state has to do is show how the Donald’s gift would “stabilize” the local insurance market.

Let me explain how hard that will be: simply say “it”ll be VASTLY more profitable for the insurance companies because MANDATED customers will pay more and get less… thus, the market will be stabilized.” And that’s it.

It’s hard too say how this will end up. Likely to pass the House, the Senate will be a tougher sell but odds are Big Insurance is going to want them to pass something that makes ObamaCare worse and this may just be the solution they have been looking for.

Dennis Kucinich once said (before taking a ride with ObamaGod and selling out) that ObamaCare was “worse than doing nothing” and he was absolutely right. I wrote back then that as bad as it was, it wasn’t a “stepping stone to single payer healthcare” like so many fake leftists said, but rather, it was a huge leap toward a totally fascist mandated insurance coverage scheme which would end up costing more and more every year while providing people with less and less.

The Duke of Orange’s plan is leading us right down that path laid out by Big Insurance.

The neoliberal NAFTA “free trade” agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada has done more harm to livelihoods of the workers of the nations involved than any other single piece of legislation every concocted thus far. And it wasn’t just me or a bunch of anti-globalization “conspiracy theorists” who say that, the Duke himself said it over and over again on the campaign trail.

But now…

“President Donald Trump has been consistent in calling the North American Free Trade Agreement “a disaster.” But he also said at one point in February that it might need mere “tweaking,” and his administration, in a letter to Congress in March, suggested it might seek only modest changes.

White House officials now say all options are on the table.” WSJ

As recently as yesterday his administration was saying they were going to use an executive order to end NAFTA. Turns out, that was just vapid bargaining on their part.

After talking with leaders in the other two nations, The Donald now says he want’s to “renegotiate” certain parts of the deal and if ObamaCare is any indication… it’ll just get worse.

“it is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation,” Trump said in a statement. “It is an honor to deal with both [Mexican] President [Enrique] Peña Nieto and [Canadian] Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better.”

The White House added that Trump “agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time” and that all three leaders “”agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation” of the trade deal to “the benefit of all three countries.” Fox News

Notice he says his efforts will be to benefit “countries” not “workers of those countries” and that is a big distinction. To someone like Trump countries are made up of a conglomeration of the various corporations that reside in them and his “tweaks” to NAFTA, like his “tweaks” to ObamaCare, will certainly reflect that ideology of his. After all, his newest tax plan is nothing more than Ronnie Raygun’s “trickle down” scheme on steroids ergo he believes… you help Big Business and the money will dribble out all over the people who voted for him. And as we all know, that never happens.

Trump has already opened up pipeline deals for Canada at the expense of Americans on two different occasions, feeling free to use executive orders then to help Canadian businesses at our expense, yet he wont use one to keep his promise and put an end to the most “disastrous” trade deal in our history?

Yesterday The Donald used U.S. Senators for a little bargaining street theater when he bused them over to the White House to attend a briefing on North Korea that informed them all of nothing but served as a stupid side-show to supposedly make him look like he was taking a tougher stance on North Korea. This coming just a week after his beloved generals lied to him about the current mission of a U.S. carrier group that was playing games with the Aussies in the Indian Ocean. That was preceded by still more lies about “intelligence” sources saying North Korea was about to run another nuclear test underground, which never happened, and a supposed “failed” rocket launch, which also never happened.

Regime change in North Korea is a big deal to the globalist neocons who apparently own the Donald at this point. They would love to get their technocrats into that country to chop it up and sell it off to the lowest bidder and that’s saying nothing about their salivating at the prospect of getting another central bank added to their privatized collection.

The Donald’s Maddog asshole of a Sec. of Defense just visited Afghanistan where it is being reported he is likely to send more troops to make sure we don’t lose what the neocons won after the Mother of All False Flags.  There is still a pipeline to consider and all that heroin for example. If the Taliban takes over, they both go bye-bye and it looks like the Trumpster wont let that happen on his watch.

In Syria, a country where candidate Trump said we should get the heck out and let Assad and Russia destroy the CIA’s “ISIS”, President Trump has handed over authority to his mad dog to up troop levels and attack at will to help either remove Assad or bust off a piece of the nation for Israel and the glorious Kurds.

Trump has attacked the Syrian military in response to a CIA false flag attack and his step-son’s buddies in Israel just bombed a civilian airport for Christ’s sake. I guess the Jewish state really wants that oil and LNG under the Golan Heights in the worst kind of way.

Keeping ObamaCare, NAFTA and wars, wars, wars. This is the populist agenda playing out under the new “CHANGE” administration of President Trump. Goldman Sachs calls the shots. Israel can do no wrong. Looks like Trump is going to crack down on the internet and start locking up whistle-blowers that helped expose the criminality of Killary.

Not since Barack Obama have I witnesses such a betrayal of a candidate’s promises to his supporters. The only difference is the Trumpening is happening at a greatly accelerated rate by comparison.

Toss in his attacks on government agencies, his refusal to make appointments because he wants the government to essentially dry up and blow away and you couple that with his tax plan that will give away trillions to Big Business and the super wealthy (like the Trump family for instance) and what you are looking at is essentially a TV personality version of Augusto Pinochet dropping the free market brick on the people of America just as fast as he possibly can before his approval rating gets as low as that of the worms in congress.

And as soon as that happens… BOOM… a war with somebody on that 7 nations in 5 years list to keep the people distracted and silenced til some other manufactured “CHANGE” agent takes office.

I know it’s sad and depressing but there it is.


Maxine Waters Loses Her Mind to “Anti-Russia Dementia” – Like the Rest of the Black Caucus

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:26

by Glen Ford, from BAR

When Maxine Waters goes gung-ho crazy for the War Party, it tells us that the Black political class — overwhelmingly Democrats — are utterly useless to any movement for peace and social justice. In the throes of a terminal case of “Anti-Russia Dementia,” otherwise known as “Putin Derangement Syndrome,” the California congresswoman told a Tax March crowd in front of the U.S. Capitol that President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin somehow conspired to arrange both the chemical event that killed dozens in northern Syria and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military airfield that followed. In a interview with a Huffington Post reporter, Waters said:

“I don’t believe there’s any real tension” between Trump and Putin. “I think they’re putting on a show. And I think Putin is gonna come back and make it look as if he’s gonna hold the line somewhat on Syria now, and then want something in exchange for that — and that exchange is, lift the sanctions.”

Waters has clearly lost her mind, her brain operating at the cartoon level. But, her mental and moral disintegration differs only in degree from that of the Congressional Black Caucus as a body, which has been drifting to the dark side on war ever since the First Black President got his hands on the nuclear button. Even Barbara Lee, the only member of Congress to vote against the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, appears to accept the manifestly false allegation that the Syrian military used chemical weapons in al-Qaida controlled Idlib province. She demands only that the U.S. Congress be allowed to play its part in the aggression…

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ISIS once ‘apologized’ to Israel for attacking IDF soldiers – former Defense Minister

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 07:04

from RT

Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.

Speaking about the wider Israeli policy of “neutrality” in Syria, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon accidentally acknowledged that Israel has an open communications channel with an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) cell which operates in Gollan Heights.

“There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said on Saturday, as cited by the Times of Israel…

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UN ‘deeply concerned’ over safety of 400,000 civilians fleeing US-led coalition airstrikes in Raqqa

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 07:00

from RT

The safety of over 400,000 people in Raqqa, Syria, where US-backed Syrian opposition forces are bombing ISIS, is of “deep concern” to the UN. The offensive has resulted in “an escalating number of civilian deaths” as well as damage to vital civilian infrastructure, the organization added.

In past weeks, civilians have been exposed to daily fighting and airstrikes which resulted in an escalating number of civilian deaths and injuries as well as damage to civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, schools, markets and water infrastructure,” a Monday statement from a spokesman for UN Secretary General read.

There are worries” about how the US-backed operation will affect civilians, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General told RT…

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