by Scott Creighton
The other day Mika Brzeninski let it slip that she believes her job is to control what you think. That is partially true. The other aspect of her job, the one she is paid considerably well for, is to lie, spin and obfuscate about various political figures on behalf of her owners and the “national interests” they represent.
Today the MSM news outlets do anything but reporting news. They are weapons of mass destruction targeting whatever they are told to target like pit-bulls raised by animals to fight whatever is put in front of them on their behalf.
Joe Scarborough said as much this morning when talking about, of all things, President Donald Trump.
Though Trump has been a target of the vitriol of the complicit media for the past 6 months or so, let us not forget… they made him.
During the Republican primary season the MSM provided him with record amounts of coverage which was unlike anything ever seen before in presidential campaigns. One organization tallied the amount of free press they gave him and estimated the equivalent airtime if he had to pay for it would have cost his campaign something like 2 billion dollars. They would literally show empty podiums waiting for Trump to speak at some rally someplace for hours while the commentators chatting, often favorably, about candidate Trump. This went on and on throughout the Republican primary and only ended after Hillary Clinton stole the nomination from Sanders. And then, it was a completely different story.
Once the general election took off, Trump suddenly became a raving:
The turn was instantaneous and quite obviously orchestrated from someplace high above feeding the same talking points, day after day, to the press in order to INFLUENCE OUR ELECTION.
What is it that we accused the Russians of doing? I can’t remember…
The turn was so clearly choreographed it became obvious very quickly when you considered all the time they spend promoting him, that they did that so that Hillary could beat him. They built him up so they could tear him down.
Now he’s become Frankenstein’s monster and the masters of the universe who backed Clinton in her bid to occupy the Oval Office are having to unleash Mocking-Mothra to bring him down.
Pardon the reference to the old stylized films of the 60s if you will. Maybe it will make sense in the end. Let’s see.
This morning watching Morning Joe (I hate myself) he was a little more transparent than usual in his adoration and support for the neoliberal status quo. So much so, he let his slip show.
He said, and I paraphrase here, that The Donald was learning a harsh lesson. You don’t attack the intelligence industry and not expect them to “leak” information about you to get even. He also said you don’t attack the press without being taught a serious lesson by them as well.
Basically Joe said you don’t mess with the Washington Establishment without paying a serious price and he was literally gloating over the fact that this is what is happening to Trump.
If you read into that what you come up with is this: the CIA will use it’s powers to destabilize a seated US president if he doesn’t bow down to them and the press will lie, spin and obfuscate to the best of their abilities to help them do just that.
It was a confession made by a tool of the establishment and it was an unveiled threat that this behavior from them would continue until Trump took a knee.
Could you imagine if Putin had said something like that?
When you break it down, Trump did not “attack the media” … he punched back. He did so during the election as they were slandering him to the point of liable every day during the general election.
In fact, the MSM pressed so hard on the “Trump is a racist” thing (based ENTIRELY on his support of the Obama birth certificate question) that the country became a tinder box of racial discord culminating in one poor disabled white kid being tortured for a day by 4 young black people who kept accusing him of “voting for Trump”
That kid should sue MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times. But that’s another discussion.
Trump punched back against the complicit Mockingbird press as they did their level best to put the genie they made back in the bottle. But they couldn’t and the more it became clear to them that Trump’s phony populist message was resonating with the people, the more they were seen as attack dogs for the establishment, the more desperate and vicious they became.
And Trump didn’t attack the intelligence agencies until one of them released information they shouldn’t have on Trump in order to discredit him. That’s when he made the comment about “McCarthyism” and so forth. That’s what started that.
Scarborough’s gloating statements this morning are indicative of a deeper seated hatred than anything he has toward Donald Trump. He and Mika both say they would like to see the Trump they know in private be the Trump in the White House.
They like Trump.
What they don’t like is democracy.
Donald Trump didn’t put Donald Trump in the White House. He was made by a combination of neoliberal presidents dating back to Slick Willie and their complete disregard for the working class of America. He was put there by the Mockingbird press who figured he was the only “republican” who could lose to Hillary Clinton who had been slated for a coronation because… it was her turn and because the left cover of ObamaGod needed to continue as long as possible.
Trump was made by deep current of anti-establishment fervor which has been growing in this country for a long time and it was that more than anything else which put him in the Oval Office.
In the end, those who thought they could create a life and then control it and cast it aside at will came to understand that Frankenstein’s monster, the will of the people, isn’t that easily controlled.
So they attack Trump at every turn in spite of the fact that he is steadily bringing their preferred version of fascism to America. Which makes you wonder, why they are still doing it.
And the answer is simple: it’s not an attack on Trump.
Trump did not win in November. Populism won. And populism is the great arch enemy of the masters of the universe.
They cannot allow the people of this country to believe they have a real choice and that they can resist the wishes of the MOTU when they have made their decision about where this country goes next. It sets a bad precedent.
That’s why we have all the discussion about “fake news sites” and why BOTH the unDemocratic Party AND the Republicans hold up the mythology that the Russians “hacked” our election.
The plebes cannot think they won.
Therefore, Trump has to be tamed publicly. He has to be put in his place as a kind of offering for the masters that lets the rest of the slaves know who really calls the shots on the plantation.
The intelligence agencies, out of the closet, using all their might to destroy a president is not “news” anymore to folks like Joe Scarborough. Admitting the press will punish the POTUS if he dares call them “fake” is not beyond the pale of accepted behavior anymore.
As Trump is nailed to the cross, it is not for his sins, it is for ours.
And if anyone doesn’t know how difficult it is for someone like me to write that, you haven’t read anything I have ever written about The Donald.
What you have to understand is I am not defending Trump with this article. I am defending democracy and calling out infiltrators and traitors as I see them. Just as I expose the globalist’s hatred for democracy overseas, I am bound to do so here as well.
The lesson being leveled by the likes of Mika and Joe is not at Trump but at us.
They make democracy in their image and we shouldn’t dare think we have a say in anything that even closely resembles self determination. They don’t allow it abroad and they damn sure wont allow it here.
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(Ah the glorious Kurds. Our new “freedom fighters” made in the same mold as “al Qaeda” in Afghanistan, the “moderates” in Syria and the “Contras” in Latin America. Fighting for nothing more than truth, justice and the American way of “democracy” over in the Middle East. I mean… Kurdi Kimmie said so right? So it has to be true. Unfortunately for Kimmie and her new best friends the Kurds, Amnesty International has been detailing their ethnic cleansing operations in Iraq and Syria for several years (here and here) and it’s becoming more and more obvious that the glorious Kurds are nothing more than invading Huns raping and conquering with the help of Big Brother on their way to Greater Kurdistan. Hell, even the U.S. ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, said the Kurds were ethnically cleansing the areas they take over after “ISIS” is allowed to leave. And now Fox “News” admits as much as well?)
from Fox “News”
U.S. representatives of Iraq’s long-persecuted Assyrian Christian minority are blasting claims by the country’s Kurdish Regional Government that its refusal to let them return home aims only to protect them. But the KRG, which denies the accusation, cites unexploded roadside bombs left by now-expelled Islamic State forces as a key reason for — temporarily — barring the Assyrian Christians from their homeland.
The clash between the KRG and the American representatives of the Assyrians erupted earlier this week, signaling strains in what had been a solid anti-ISIS alliance of Kurds and Assyrian Christians. The other large Christian group in Iraq, known as Chaldeans, enjoys harmonious relations with the KRG.
According to a report from The Investigative Project on Terrorism, the KRG has blocked both the Assyrians and the Yazidis from returning to their villages across a broad expanse of northern Iraq known as the Nineveh Plain.
“It’s really been a case of adding insult to injury to insult again,” Jeff Gardiner, director of operations for advocacy and relief foundation Restore Nineveh Now, said to Fox News. “The Kurdish authorities did not protect the people of the Nineveh Plain. In a way, this was enabled by the Kurdish government. They really set them [Yazidis and Assyrians] up for this catastrophic outcome.”…
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by Scott Creighton
Sometimes looking back is the only way forward. Or at least a better way to understand where we are right now.
Why did Hillary Clinton lose this past election?
July 18, 1940
Members of the Convention:
In the century in which we live, the Democratic Party has received the support of the electorate only when the party, with absolute clarity, has been the champion of progressive and liberal policies and principles of government.
The party has failed consistently when through political trading and chicanery it has fallen into the control of those interests, personal and financial, which think in terms of dollars instead of in terms of human values…
Until the Democratic Party through this convention makes overwhelmingly clear its stand in favor of social progress and liberalism, and shakes off all the shackles of control fastened upon it by the forces of conservatism, reaction, and appeasement, it will not continue its march of victory…
Let us not forget the principles that the old Democratic Party stood for. The ideals that got FDR elected to the office of the President of the United States four times in a row.
FDR’s Vice President for the first 3 terms in office had a clear understanding of what we were fighting against then and what we are still fighting against now.
Wallace understood that German/Italian fascism was not only threatening our borders from without, but was already entrenched in the thinking of America’s business interest at home. He knew that was the greatest threat to our Grand Experiment and so did Franklin…
“Small government”. “Limited government”. “Statists”. A weakened democratic State made ready for vulture capitalists to swoop in and privatize it until nothing remains that can defend the people of America. “public/private partnerships”… “controlling private power”… do you understand?
On Jan. 11th, 1944, FDR committed the greatest sin against the establishment business class that once ruled America. He announced:
The right to healthcare, good paying jobs, a secure retirement, a decent home and a good education. This was the kind of thinking that corporate America could not have spreading to the population.
These days, FDR is reviled by the leadership of Republicans, Democrats and the Libertarians equally even though it is quite ironic that Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Primary running on FDR’s platform (he did win. Hillary and the fascist Dems stole it from him) and… well… you be the judge…
Who else ran this year? Who ran on an “America First” platform?
Trump also said he wouldn’t touch Social Security and Medicare and said he believed everyone should have access to healthcare, didn’t he? And didn’t he also talk about how the Clinton team broke up Glass-Steagall and brought about the Crash of 2008? He opposed free trade agreements that hurt American workers… all in all, it sounds like Donald Trump ran and won on a platform crafted by FDR and Henry Wallace.
And we shouldn’t be at all surprised at that. After the banksters destroyed the economy and set us into the Great Depression, it makes perfect sense that people would tend to gravitate toward more socialist programs, steering clear of the corrupt technocrats and Business Firsters who would drag us further and further into the murky depths for their own profit. It worked for Trump and Bernie just as it did for FDR way back then. The only difference is… FDR meant what he said.
In fact, the voting wasn’t even close:
Today we face the same struggle and we have not lost, not yet anyway.
It’s the same foe fighting for the same control they wanted when they tried to hire Smedley Butler to overthrow FDR and install a fascist, business friendly government right here in America in what was later called the Business Plot of 1933.
We could learn a lot today from what FDR went through back then. Especially the unDemocratic Party. But anyone really.
Yes, America has been hijacked by fascists. But it’s not the first time they tried and it isn’t too late to stop them.
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: (H/T Greg) Alex Jones has gone full fascist with his reply to this ridiculous statement from Chomsky. Not only does he support the notion of “crazed Muslim terrorists’ committing acts of terror here in the states but he then goes so far as to try to link “the left” with the “Islamofascists”
“The real false flag is opening Europe up to Islamic invaders and then using that crisis to revoke the liberties and freedoms of the people in those nations who are fighting for their very survival. The real false flag is allowing thousands of unvetted Islamist “refugees” into the United States with the same aim – to merge the left with Islamofascism.” Di$info Jone$
Benjamin Netanyahu could not have said it better.
Personally I have gone back and forth on Noam Chomsky’s stance on false flags in the past. It’s not like he doesn’t know of their existence and the long history of the use of such tactics in the past, but he’s been very critical of individuals like myself who raise serious questions about the official story of 9/11 and the events that led up to it. Which is the purpose of a controlled opposition asset like Chomsky.
I don’t hold people to some litmus test like others do. Chomsky had a very long career of activism spanning decades before 9/11 and was one of the first pro-Palestinian activists in this country to take a public stand against the apartheid state of Israel. He has been a staunch anti-empire/ anti-war activist, researcher and writer since before I was born and he stood up to the globalization movement before it had a name and long before most current activist’s parents were born.
All that said, I have recently been very disappointed in his behavior. This is my disclaimer I guess.
As you can tell, my objections to Chomsky’s actions are primarily based on his tacit support of current or previous regime change operations. I didn’t really apply a litmus test to the man after he dismissed legitimate questions and research from the Truth community about 9/11 which show, in my opinion, that 9/11 was the ultimate false flag.
And even though I don’t suggest that every activist must share my conclusions about 9/11 before I consider them to be authentic, I did take exception to Chomsky’s categorization of those of us who question what happened that day and his overly simplistic dismissal of the mountains of evidence collected by various researchers over the years.
Seven years ago I reminded Noam and his detractors that he hasn’t always had such an opinion on 9/11 and in fact, it may have changed altogether.
So Noam hasn’t always been what he is now: a shadow of his former self. And perhaps I give him too much credit for the man he once was like a football fan backing his team’s aging star quarterback long after father time has rendered his unavoidable verdict.
That said, yesterday Alternet reported on an interview they did with Chomsky in which he said Trump might stage a false flag because his popularity rating is going down. Of all the ridiculous regime change backing crap I have heard from Chomsky over the years, this one takes the cake… and unfortunately it’s our country he’s helping destabilize.
“I think that sooner or later the white working-class constituency will recognize, and in fact, much of the rural population will come to recognize, that the promises are built on sand. There is nothing there.
And then what happens becomes significant. In order to maintain his popularity, the Trump administration will have to try to find some means of rallying the support and changing the discourse from the policies that they are carrying out, which are basically a wrecking ball to something else. Maybe scapegoating, saying, “Well, I’m sorry, I can’t bring your jobs back because these bad people are preventing it.” And the typical scapegoating goes to vulnerable people: immigrants, terrorists, Muslims and elitists, whoever it may be. And that can turn out to be very ugly.
I think that we shouldn’t put aside the possibility that there would be some kind of staged or alleged terrorist act, which can change the country instantly.” Noam Chomsky
As much as I have come to dislike Noam Chomsky due his irresponsible tacit support of various regime change operations of the past decade or so, I believe this state of his is perhaps the most unbelievably duplicitous support he has ever given one.
Yes, the deep state (which contacts MIT, Noam’s employer, to the tune of tens of millions of dollars every year) is running a regime change op against Donald Trump. Running one of their standard hearts and minds operations right here in America because Donald Trump doesn’t share entirely their hegemonic world view.
And Noam’s suggestion that The Donald (as much as I dislike him and his reactionary neoliberal policies) might set off a false flag because he’s feeling unpopular plays right into their demonization campaign which is eerily similar to the ones they are running against Erdogan, Assad and Putin at the moment.
Frighteningly enough, its the deep state that runs false flag ops and Noam’s suggestion that if one is carried out here in the states (again) then it’s Trump that did it, sets the real perps up with a rather convenient scape-goat or patsy, now doesn’t it?
What is especially retarded for a deep thinker like Chomsky is the fact that he says it will be Trump’s ego after all that triggers the event.
Trump couldn’t care less what his base thinks of him because he doesn’t give a crap about them. He is there to help bring about the transition of this country into something else and as long as he holds his little rallies and keeps support of something like 30% of the population, he’s just fine with that. If he leaves office in 4 years like he is sure to do, his efforts will earn him a special place in the annals of those who really run this country.
As one might expect, Noam’s statement is making the rounds of the fake left thought leaders putting in their minds the notion that evil Trump could light a match if things go to bad for him which is patently ridiculous. Especially when you consider it would have to be the agents of the deep state that carry it out like they did on Sept. 11th, 2001. And if he tried to pull one off by himself, he is CERTAIN they will expose it and him immediately.
What a transparent contrivance from Mr. Chomsky, a man who once said Cheney and his neocon “crazies” didn’t do 9/11 even after calling for a “New Pearl Harbor type event” a year before because… they would have to be crazy to do so.
So I guess we can assume Noam thinks The Donald is crazy while folks like Rumsfeld and Cheney were not? That’s a rather Pollyanna view of the deep state if you ask me and one I doubt Chomsky is naive enough to believe.
Looks like Noam is back to his old tricks, backing regime change ops by helping demonize unwanted leaders of countries that “voted the wrong way”
Unfortunately, he’s working on ours these days.
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by Scott Creighton
The “internet of everything” is big business. It’s big business, big opportunity and big control. It’s Big Brother. Today’s news exposes something awful. Not only are our congress-critters allowing for Big Business to turn everything you consider private into a commodity, but the fact is… THEY ALREADY DO IT.
Organizations like EFF are busy sending out mailers asking for donations so they can fight “the dismantling of broadband privacy” rules created back during the last moments of the Obama administration. Seems like a noble fight, doesn’t it? Accept, you never had those protections in the first place. Not during the Obama administration anyway.
The FCC’s rule titled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,” 81 Fed. Reg. 87274 (PDF), was put in place after a long fight on Dec. 2nd, 2016. It was set to go into effect on Dec. 4, 2017… long after the Trumpster was elected and his corrupt gaggle of neoliberal destroyers he calls his “administration” had plenty of time to undo the rule. A year in fact.
“The FCC rules were put in place in 2016 to prevent consumers’ private and sensitive information automatically getting into the hands of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon…. That rule is scheduled to go into effect on December 4, 2017.” RT
That RT evaluation of the rule is a bit misleading. It prevented these companies from monitizing your very personal information, not from collecting it. And it only prevented them from selling your most personal information IF YOU TOLD THEM THEY COULDN’T.
They have been collecting it since the USA Freedom Act and CISA went into effect. This rule was ONLY set to make sure customers had a choice to opt-out of the monitization part, essentially keeping Big Telecom from turning more of a profit on the data (more meaning, they are already paid by the government to collect and store said information for the purposes of “national security”)
The data we are talking about is extremely private stuff. Check out this section of the announcement from the FCC about the changes. Keep in mind, it was never about them not collecting all this data.. it was only about forcing the Big Telecom companies to let their consumers know they were collecting and selling it and forcing them to get approval from you to do that. When you see how the FCC defines the kinds of personal information they are talking about you will understand that most sane human beings would never sign up for letting Comcast collect and sell it to anyone.
“For purposes of the sensitivity-based customer choice framework we adopt today, we find that sensitive customer PI includes financial information, health information, Social Security numbers, precise geo-location information, information pertaining to children, content of communications, web browsing history, application usage history, and the functional equivalents of web browsing history or application usage history. With respect to voice services, we also find that call detail information is sensitive information.” FCC 16-148 page 4
That’s everything. Everything about you. The content of your calls, emails, IMs, Tweets, DMs … the CONTENT of everything you write, say or think for the most part. Where you’ve been, what your kids do, THEIR PHOTOS, your Social Security number, your health status, the applications you use on your computer/cell phone, even the CONTENT of that (write a letter in Word to send snail mail? That’s swept up and sent to storage as well)
And in all likelihood, it’s not just your information produced by you yourself, but also stuff about you produced anywhere else. Businesses, doctor’s offices, your workplace… it’s EVERYTHING about you being hoovered up by these flakes, processed, analyzed, categorized and turned into a commodity.
Techcrunch accurately explains the ISPs were already collecting this stuff, but unfortunately they don’t provide a list of the things that can be collected (like I just did) while they suggest it’s only about your browsing history.
“The FCC rules, designed to protect consumers, required ISPs to seek consent from their customers in order to share their sensitive private data (it’s worth noting that ISPs can collect it, either way). For consumers, the rollback is a bad deal no matter how you slice it.” TechCrunch
Keep in mind, the USA Freedom Act not only allowed for the privatization of the surveillance state as well as the collection and storage of your most sensitive information but it also made provisions for Big Business to be allowed to take action against you if their algorithms determined you to be a risk to “national security”
“Under the regulation rollback, there are few limits on the ways ISPs will be allowed to interact with sensitive user data. That includes not just allowing providers to create marketing profiles based on the browsing history of their users, but also letting them deploy undetectable tools that track web traffic, too.” TechCrunch
We aren’t talking about cookies here. We are talking about scarlet letters branded upon your ISP address that could determine all sorts of interaction limitations as you navigate the world wide web in the future. Job applications, government websites, loan applications… there are all sorts of possibilities, aren’t there.
President Obama’s FCC resisted net neutrality and privacy protections throughout his presidency. This rule was only put in place at the end of his final term in office and was clearly intended to be undone either by Trump or Clinton.
On March 23, 2017, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 34. Considering how damaging this resolution is, it was incredibly short:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (81 Fed. Reg. 87274 (December 2, 2016)), and such rule shall have no force or effect.
The libertarian “liberty” guy, Little Entitled Randie, was a co-sponsor of the resolution. The resolution was passed with a simple majority by two votes. The voting broke down on a strictly partisan basis with all the Dems voting “nay’ and 50 Rethuglicans voting “yay” – 2 abstained.
This is not an arbitrary piece of legislation. The fake populist president has already said he will sign this resolution as soon as it comes to his desk. That will kick off a whole crap-load of start-up business money lending for companies that will be created to do nothing other than sift through your personal data like your wife goes through coupons every weekend before heading off to market.
It seems a lifetime ago that a few of us rang the alarm bell about the Snowden psyop being conducted in order to facilitate us “having the discussion’ and opening up data collection to Big Business. Can you remember back in the day when we thought 20 guys at the NSA having access to our information after a FISA court hearing was an invasion of our privacy?
Seems quaint now, doesn’t it? After “Snowden”, not only can literally THOUSANDS of corporate ladder climbers at Big Telecom see your info, but they can package it, sort it and sell it off like so many sub-prime mortgages to anyone who has the money to buy it. And once they buy it, those customers can do whatever they want with it.
They can do whatever they want with your Social Security number, the content of your phone calls and even the pictures of your children you have sitting unpublished on your desktop right now.
Hell, they can buy your intimate “just for fun” videos you made with your wife last weekend.
They can also purchase your inner most thoughts and ideas you have on any subject you can think of. They buy the data collected with those smart TVs and those ridiculous listening devices you PAY to have in your home. They can buy the private conversations you have in your bedroom at midnight with your life partner. They can buy everything and congress just made sure nothing is going to get in their way in the future to keep them from turning everything about you into a commodity.
This is the internet of everything and these ghouls are chomping at the bit to peel apart every aspect of you and your life to mine it for dollars like mergers and acquisitions vampires strip mine businesses for profit.
This is the payoff for the Snowden psyop. It’s total information awareness. Nothing that you say is private and in fact, nothing you say or write is yours. Talk about government working FOR business. This is a perfect example of that.
The statement from the FCC serves as proof that all of this information is indeed being harvested and collected en mass, on each and every one of us. William Binney warned us about this a decade ago. Others did as well but few listened. Fewer still wanted to believe but here we are.
That photo above taken from Twitter says it all. Back in the day we worried about such things. We feared it and rightly so. Now we are insipid children accepting every aggression from our government and Big Business as if they are our parents and we cannot even imagine they don’t have our best interests at heart.
Perhaps the first time you see a family photo of yours being used in a Superbowl ad and you get nothing for it, because by law it belongs to Google, you might get a little miffed. Perhaps when you find out that intimate video you made last week with wify is being sold in Thailand for $10 on the internet, you might get outraged.
You never think of these things in the abstract anymore. To scary for that. So you keep your head down and you think to yourself that it will never have an effect on you… until you’re denied a home loan because of something you wrote in private to your brother. Then you’ll get it. Then you’ll understand. But by then…
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemöller
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(The Turkish Kurd says if the U.S. is going to bust off a piece of Iraq and Syria for Greater Kurdistan, well damn it, they better bust off a piece of Turkey as well. Meanwhile, other Kurds who are in communication with the U.S. in Syria and Iraq say “there is no official information on this subject” and they say that because Americans wont get behind a nation building program. If they knew that was the plan, the facade of the “heroic Kurds” would crumble in a heartbeat. They would suddenly change to the greedy, land-grabbing, power-hungry Kurds and all the reports of the Kurds’ ethnic cleansing would make a lot more sense.)
The United States has pursued a strategy that entails creating an independent Kurdish state in the Middle East, Chairman of the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) Muslim Mihemed told Sputnik Turkey, commenting on recent rumors that Washington has promised to support Kurdish independence in exchange for Raqqa’s liberation.
“We believe that Washington’s Greater Middle East project is aimed at creating Kurdistan among other things. There is a possibility of the US establishing a Kurdish state in Syria and Iraq. This depends on the one who came up with this initiative, Washington. We think that if this project truly exists, it must take into account the rights of all Kurds. Otherwise, establishing a Kurdish state would not be possible,” he said.
Washington has provided extensive support to the Kurdish forces fighting Daesh in both Iraq and Syria. The Pentagon has relied on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and has named the SDF as the main force tasked with liberating Raqqa, the capital of Daesh’s self-proclaimed caliphate. The SDF is composed primarily of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Syria’s principle Kurdish military faction. The YPG are affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), one of the leading Kurdish political forces in Syria…
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The US Embassy in Belarus is demanding that Belarusian authorities release all protesters detained at Saturday’s unauthorized rally in Minsk. The request comes just days following revelations that US aid agencies have increased their spending on ‘democracy promotion’ initiatives in Belarus to the tune of several million dollars.
On Saturday, Belarusian police detained several hundred people after opposition activists attempted to carry out an unauthorized rally in the center of the Belarusian capital of Minsk. According to human rights organizations, some 700 people were detained; about 100 of them were still in custody as of Sunday morning. Some of the protesters who have been released now face administrative charges for participation in an unauthorized mass event, while others were let go without being charged.
In a statement late on Saturday, the US Embassy marked its “deep concern” with the Belarusian government’s refusal “to allow peaceful demonstrations in Minsk for the annual ‘Freedom Day’ commemoration.”…
The US request comes just days after revelations in Russian-language media that US agencies and NGOs, including USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, have raised the amounts earmarked for media, human rights and civil society initiatives in Belarus. For example, USAID committed $9 million in support for ‘democracy development’ in 2017, compared with $8.3 million in 2016 and $7 million in 2015. The State Department and other government and private organizations have committed millions of dollars more on other initiatives, including the training of independent journalists…
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by Chris Hedges from Common Dreams
The Trump kleptocrats are political arsonists. They are carting cans of gasoline into government agencies and Congress to burn down any structure or program that promotes the common good and impedes corporate profit.
They ineptly have set themselves on fire over Obamacare, but this misstep will do little to halt the drive to, as Stephen Bannon promises, carry out the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Donald Trump’s appointees are busy diminishing or dismantling the agencies they were named to lead and the programs they are supposed to administer. That is why they were selected. Rex Tillerson at the State Department, Steven Mnuchin at the Treasury Department, Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency, Rick Perry at the Department of Energy, Tom Price at Health and Human Services, Ben Carson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education are eating away the foundations of democratic institutions like gigantic termites. And there is no force inside government that can stop them…
The kleptocrats, whatever their differences, are united by one overriding fear. They fear large numbers of people will become wise to their kleptocracy and revolt. They fear the mob. They fear revolution, the only mechanism left that can rid us of these parasites…
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by Scott Creighton
“I would die for this” says the PR front-woman Kimmie from her latest photoshoot
Oh the Kurds are so wonderful, aren’t they? They’re so democratic. They’re just bringing all sorts of democracy to Syria, it’s wonderful to watch.
This is the message of the latest manufactured hero, Kimberley Taylor, a British citizen (why is it always the Brits?) who has decided what the whole world needs is Greater Kurdistan.
“In Europe everyone’s depressed or has money problems or is losing jobs. Life is losing its meaning because of the capitalist system. But Rojava is an example for the whole world to follow. When I first arrived I thought: ‘I have to be here. I have to learn everything and be part of it’.”Guardian
Rojava is Syria, actually. It’s the part of Syria that the Kurds want to bust off for themselves and add it to Iraqi Kurdistan to make half of Greater Kurdistan.
“Kimmie” has been “training” with the Kurds for some time, 11 months to be exact. She’s been learning regional politics and combat tactics.
“Known as Kimmie and also by the name Zilan Dilmar, she told the Guardian she had spent the past 11 months learning Kurdish and studying regional politics, weaponry and battlefield tactics at the YPJ’s dedicated military academy.” Guardian
Of course, she wont need those battlefield tactics. Though there are pics of her with various forms of weaponry, in reality she’s nothing more than propaganda. A new “liberal” hero for young Brits to get behind as she promotes the Israeli/U.S.-backed Greater Kurdistan nation building exercise. What Condi Rice once called the “New Middle East”
“Taylor is part of the YPJ’s combat media team, with whom she moved to Raqqa last week. Her primary job is to record the militia’s operations, writing battlefield reports and taking photographs and video of the action.” Guardian
Kimmie said in an interview that she would die for this. She also says she was primarily motivated to join the cause by the “enslaved 5,000 Yazidi women” propaganda that started with a photograph of chained women being led down the street by a guy with a comically huge sword.
Then there were other images of the same ilk.
Turns out, like the “Kimmie Warrior for Freedom” story and the “incubator babies of Kuwait” tale, it was all bullshit. These images are from the Shite ceremony of Ashura in 2011. That explains the big plastic sword and the plastic chains on the women’s arms. I tell you what though, it is almost impossible to find a link to this deception’s correction via Google or Yahoo. But I found it.
Not only did I find it, I wrote about it two and a half years ago. The article I linked to said there are no actual photos of “ISIS” chaining up women, but “its real” they claim.
Of course, in my article I pointed out a little hypocrisy seemed pretty obvious to me.
Here in ‘Merika! we really do chain up women and make em march down the street when they behave in morally unacceptable ways.
So Kimmie bought into the bullshit and went to study with the Kurds and decided the whole world needs to be like “Rojava”. Funny, a bunch of others feel the same way.
The timing of this manufactured hero story couldn’t be more obvious. The U.S. got mad because they weren’t allowed at the table for the recent talks about what to do with Syria after “ISIS” and our “moderate” terrorists fall so The Donald allowed his war-mongering generals to air-drop some soldiers and Kurdish ethnic cleansers near the dam upstream from Raqqa so they could threaten to demolish it and force a place for their terrorist asses at the big table.
Kimmie loves the Kurds. She says they are all about “democracy” and stuff.
In Jan. of 2017, the National Interest magazine wrote about how Trump should give the Kurds a nation of their own because they deserve it after all the good work “bringing democracy” to Syria.
Inside Syria Media Center has recently joined the ranks of the very few online journalism outlets (like myself and Penny for Your Thoughts) by outlining the grand plan for the New Middle East as the Greater Kurdistan project. They said they have documents that prove the Kurds and the Americans have been in negotiations over just how much of someone else’s country they will steal for themselves. So far all they have shared with us is a map.
But if you look back over the years you will find Penny and I have been writing about this and PROVING it’s existence as a foreign policy agenda for a very long time. I mean hell, that article I wrote about the Sulaimani Forum is two years old. And those guys were holding the forum for the expressed purpose of discussing how much land they can steal from the Syrians the Kurds displace from their homes. So I’m not exactly sure what “news” the Media Center is breaking here.
All that said, dear little PR asset Kimmie is still in Syria, somewhere near Raqqa as we have been told.
She’s the new liberal pitchman for the Greater Kurdistan project and I hope she has a good insurance policy.
Hey, you guys remember the last PR guy from Britain involved in public relations over there? Was it John something?
Yeah, that’s him.
Now they got Kurdi Kimmie
Gee, I wonder if she’ll be a rallying cry like all those incubator babies or the Gulf of Tonkin or something.
by Scott Creighton
In the wake of the “failure” of the “repeal and replace” pledge, the president has announced he has picked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to head up a brand new government office in D.C. called the Office of American Innovation. According to the Washington Post it’s a new office “with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans (privatizing) and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.”
Kushner has been charged with meeting various heads of Big Business to get their ideas on what parts of Big Gubmint they want to bust off a piece of for themselves. It’s all about that old propaganda line “make government run like a business” which translates to “dismantle government on behalf of Big Business”
We all know The Donald wants to deregulate everything he can on behalf of Wall Street and Big Business. We all know he will eventually set in motion the end-game of the New Deal haters: the privatization of Social Security and the rest of the “entitlement” safety net. We all know his effort to “repeal and replace” was a dog and pony show they only dedicated 17 legislative days to before they threw up their hands and gave up, which ONLY serves the interests of Big Insurance. And since Big Insurance finances the reelection slush funds of BOTH Dems and Rethugs, it should be pretty obvious why they never even put it up for a vote in the House (can’t have Dem on record voting against Big Insurance, now can we?)
Deregulation, decreasing the tax burden on Big Business, imposing crippling austerity on the economy, massive reductions on government spending (except where the interests of Big Business are concerned) and the wholesale privatization of everything profitable in government. That’s Donald Trump’s agenda and we all know what that is called in the real world. Some idiots call this “liberty” but educated folks simply call it neoliberalism.
“extensive economic liberalization policies such as privatization, fiscal austerity, deregulation, free trade, and reductions in government spending in order to increase the role of the private sector in the economy and society. These market-based ideas and the policies they inspired constitute a paradigm shift away from the post-war Keynesian consensus which lasted from 1945 to 1980. ” neoliberalism by definition
Neoliberalism is the economic ideology of Reagan and Thatcher as we all know but is also at the core of the policies of these folks as well:
“Since the presidency of Bill Clinton, Democrats have become increasingly anti-ideological (in word), opting instead for an approach cloaked in the garb of objectivity and pragmatism: No longer, for instance, would liberals favor, in principle, labor over business.
Simultaneously, however, despite liberals’ professed disdain for political doctrines, a new ideology arose in the place of the New Deal tradition, an ideology that would ultimately come to infect both of America’s major political parties: Neoliberalism…
Doing away with “big government” was the dream of Bill Clinton. A dream he worked hard at. Welfare Reform Act of 1996, NAFTA, repeal of Glass-Steagall, the Commodities Futures Modification Act of 2000 and the Telecommunications Act of 1996… and a host of other, lesser known neoliberal agenda items put forward by the fake progressive known as Bill Clinton.
In his State of the Union address in 1996, Bill Clinton (friend of Donald Trump) said “We have worked to give the American people a smaller, less bureaucratic government in Washington. And we have to give the American people one that lives within its means. The era of big government is over.”
It is not by coincidence that the Clinton’s inner party of neoliberal fake Dems back then, the Democratic Leadership Council, was partly funded by the Koch Brothers one of whom stuck with The Donald throughout his campaign.
Ironically, the presstitutes helping promote this fascist new office Trump has handed over to his son-in-law are reporting on it as some kind of “new idea” about how government should be run and they’re breathlessly praising the notion that some technocrats will be reshaping the government like some kind of heroic SWAT team or something. A SWAT team, I believe, is actually a good analogy. They’ll kick in the doors and plunder the household searching for what they consider to be violators.
“Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants (technocrats), the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington…” Washington Post
Fresh thinking. That’s funny. We first imposed neoliberal economic ideology on country in ’73 after we ran a coup in Chile to get rid of a left-leaning elected official. That economic plan was referred to as “the brick” and the resulting Miracle of Chile was a nightmare for the people of the country… that’s why the CIA chose a dictator to oversea their project. A man by the name of Augusto Pinochet.
Pinochet militarized the police, criminalized dissent and ended up disappearing thousands of Chileans over the course of his brutal rule.
In fact, we ALWAYS pick dictators to rule over our newly neoliberalized nations. We have to because pretty soon the citizenry of the countries come to understand what it is being done to them and as a result, they are ALWAYS expected to resist.
But don’t worry about the citizens of this country doing that. Jared Kushner has a new name for us: customers.
“The government should be run like a great American company,” Kushner said on Sunday. “Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.” The Verge
Kushner also says the group of businessmen who make up his new gaggle of technocrats at this office will strive to be “non-ideological” which is an interestingly poignant little bit of code for those of you who are paying attention:
“In 2013, President Obama, speaking at a fundraiser in Medina, Washington — home to a small community of wealthy donors — expressed a sentiment that has become all too common among Democratic Party liberals.
“I’m not a particularly ideological person,” the president said in a reassuring nod to those made anxious by Republican hysteria suggesting that Obama, despite his calm exterior, is in fact a raving revolutionary…
Since the presidency of Bill Clinton, Democrats have become increasingly anti-ideological (in word), opting instead for an approach cloaked in the garb of objectivity and pragmatism: No longer, for instance, would liberals favor, in principle, labor over business.” Common Dreams
Jimmy Dore rages almost daily about how the unDemocratic Party has turned it’s back on their constituents in favor of Big Business and their Big Business donors while Debbie over at the Sane Progressive rightly rants about how the “party of the people” hate real liberals and progressives in every video she does.
Code word cover like “non-ideological” and “anti-ideological” and “bi-partisan” and “centrist” find their way into our daily lives just like back in the day, the idea that “government should be run like a business” did. And for much the same reason.
Truth is, no one is more ideological than a neoliberal. They are rabid in their hatred of the left and you can see them coming a mile away. And if you take just a second to reflect, you will remember you saw this coming as well:
“I also think that he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. I don’t think he is ideological. I think ultimately, he’s pragmatic in that way…” Barack Obama, Real Clear Politics
It should also be pointed out that Obama said Trump wouldn’t repeal and replace ObamaCare at the same time he said he wasn’t ideological. It’s almost like they are reading from the same script, isn’t it?
In keeping with the bi-partisan theme I got going here, the new Office of American Fascism has already announced some big players in the game, specifically a number of big financial Hillary Clinton supporters like Apple executive Tim Cook and globalist extraordinaire, Bill Gates.
“Obviously it has to be done with corresponding values and principles. We don’t agree on everything,” said Benioff, a Silicon Valley billionaire who raised money for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign” Washington Post
You also have mega-rich Stephen Swartzman from the Blackstone group huddling up with the the technocrats helping them figure out how to “help” the American people by chopping up and selling off their government.
When government works at the behest of Big Business at the expense of the citizens (or should I call us “customers” now?), when government is so intertwined with Big Business you can’t tell one from the other, that’s fascism folks. At least, that’s what USED to be called fascism. Since fascism has been the objective these last few decades, “thought leaders” have been tasked with rewriting the definition.
To put fascism and this “new” project into perspective…
“Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical, who has had meetings with the two previous administrations, said the environment under Trump is markedly different.
After he left a recent meeting of manufacturing chief executives with Trump, Liveris said, “Rather than entering a vacuum, I’m getting emails from the president’s team, if not every day, then every other day — ‘Here’s what we’re working on.’ ‘We need another meeting.’ ‘Can you get us more input on this?’ ” Washington Post
Not just a meeting every once and a while, but rather, daily communications asking for Dow Chemicals to help steer the Trump administration.
Does anyone know what Dow Chemical really is? It’s one of the most toxic U.S. corporations ever. They made Agent Orange, napalm, they don’t give a hoot about their own customers (citizens?), they screwed over the victims of the Union Carbide catastrophe while hiring private investigators to spy on Indian activists, they don’t give a rat’s behind about their workers (especially in neoliberalized nations) and if given enough corporate deregulation, they will find new ways to profit from turning the land around their processing plants into a literal wasteland.
Dow, Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs and globalist demi-God Bill Gates. That’s whose been given a free hand at the Office of American Fascism right alongside the entitled son-in-law of our new president.
It’s a glorious day for the fascists, is it not?
Yes Jimmy and Debbie, it is a one party system, the Business Party of Fascist America and The Donald is ushering in a brutal hyper-accelerated transition. But don’t worry, the Dems are focused on what really matters: Russia and the damn commies.
read this from 2012 on Kony, the last Goldstein“Goldstein Effect: “the ability to intensify public concern by giving a definite face to the adversary, specifying a human source of the underlying threat.” Cass Sunstein
by Scott Creighton
Of course PizzaGate was a psyop. It was designed to distract alternative media sites from the real disclosures in the Podesta/DNC files. And of course, Di$info Jone$ and his merry band of complicit cognitive infiltrators bought into it hook, line and sinker.
“That’s right people. I’m an astro-turfer. I’m not here to help things. I’m here to make activists look like freaks. I take viable issues of real concern and make them sound as ridiculous as possible. Just like all the other bobble heads out there, I’m here to distract you morons and keep you fighting about nonsense… and I get paid to do it…. if you can’t tell this is all an act.. it’s a schtick. I NEED MONEY!!” Di$info Jone$ (sort of)
But now old AJ is bravely groveling before the man saying he’s sorry for saying they were serving up various flavors of pedophilia at Comet Pizza in their basement that doesn’t actually exist. AJ says he “doesn’t think” Comet Pizza has a legal claim against him for damages (liable?) but he’s sorry none the less and thinks everyone who took Di$info Jone$ at his word should quickly issue their own apologies before the lawsuits commence.
As many of you already know, Comet Ping Pong is owned by a particularly well connected freakish millionaire in D.C. One of his close friends is a political hatchet man named David Brock and I certainly wouldn’t put it past that guy to cognitively infiltrate the alternative media with the outlandish and cartoonish story of little kids being ordered by the Clinton elites like so many extra cheese pizzas on game night.
But oh wait… here’s a picture we can take out of context.
The coup de grace was the little actor flake who pretended to invade the pizzaria looking for teenie sex slaves. That was a nice touch, by the way.
Of course, the customers who were scared shitless by their little street theater performance didn’t get anything out of the deal, but Comet Pizza got a GoFundMe page and a cool $28,000 for their efforts.
Are some of these nefarious fucks pedos?
Are they morally bankrupt and willing to do anything that they can to get their rocks off?
Are they ordering pizzas and virgins with a side of fries and a Pepsi from a Satan-worshiping pizza-man with a regularly stocked underage slave pit downstairs?
Don’t be stupid.
And more importantly, don’t try to make us look stupid by association.
But you notice how quickly everyone on the sites that picked up this shit story stopped reporting the real revelations from the Podesta files and the DNC leaks, right?
Anyway, here’s Barry Soetoro ‘s take on the whole thing including Di$info’s apology.
Are you kidding? There is a PizzaGate march taking place today being run, in part, by the former shill from the Huffington Post, the bobble-head who wrote All Your Favorite Conspiracy Theories Are Wrong, How to Be a Publicity Whore and Dirty Little Secrets of Buzz: How to Attract Massive Attention to Your Business, Your Product, or Yourself ?
This is literally what this disinfo asset said about his decision to turn to PizzaGate as a focus of his attention after being fired from the Huffington Post:
“Afterwards I was sitting in my apartment, had no one to write for, had people saying I was an idiot and a liar. So I figured, you know what, I’ll get back at this bitch,” he said.
“I’ll go through her emails. Because, of course, WikiLeaks had released the Hillary Clinton emails, and so with a beer and some spare time I just started going through them.”
He said he “didn’t go off the deep end” at first. But when Reddit and 4chan researchers started reading through Podesta’s leaked emails and incorrectly determined that words like “pizza,” “pasta,” and “hot dog” were actually codewords for prostitution and child trafficking, Seaman started making videos about the findings. He connected dots between Clinton and other super rich individuals and families often associated with conspiracy theories—like the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, and George Soros—and sank deeper and deeper.” Daily Beast
Yeah, like all “conspiracy theorists” he’s just sitting around in his mother’s basement, drinking beer and fuming at the successful people of the world, blaming them for his failings, so he lashes out and cobbles together some bullshit to “get even”
Or so says the publicity whore who’s trying to attract massive attention to himself. And of course, serve as the pied piper for the shut down of the internet.
And people are showing up for this idiotic march? Run by these bobble-heads? Really?
by Scott Creighton
It would appear the libertarian/neoliberal side of the Rethuglican branch of the One Party System (the Business Party) didn’t get enough promises about screwing over the poor and the working classes for Little Entitled Randie to change his vote on TrumpCare in the House of Representatives and so The Donald seems to have decided to pull the bill from the floor rather than letting his first big initiative go bust 60 days into his rule.
President Trump just called me. Still on phone.
"We just pulled it," he tells me.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 24, 2017
“President Donald Trump announced Friday afternoon that the House of Representatives would postpone a planned vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare.
The so-called “Freedom Caucus” had wanted even more brutal austerity for the working poor and the totally poor while standardized Republicans wanted more big money giveaways for their friends in Big Business so I guess the abject greed at the feeding frenzy blew the plan apart and Trump finally pulled it.
Don’t worry Ayn Rand fans, the great industrialists who rule the world will get em all back on the same page in no time and soon enough you’ll be able to feel better about yourselves cus you have some shitty insurance you pay WAY too much for and can’t use… but the mudpeople wont have shit… and that’s good enough for you, ain’t it?
Meanwhile… Ayn Rand used Medicare and Social Security til the day she died poor (cus back then people were smart enough to see what a load of crap her theories were) and your heroes like Trump and Little Entitled Randie (and their families and their families’ families) will continue to enjoy good health via a socialist program PAID FOR by YOU, the voting tax-payers.
But for now, TrumpCare is being taken off life support. They’re gonna defund the big ebil gubmint next via TAX REFORM (read as “big giveaways to billionaires and BIG BUSINESS”)
Oh.. and just for the record… if you think Trump, Ryan and Rand are anti-establishment, anti-Washington Consensus… think again.
— Verso Books (@VersoBooks) March 15, 2017
(The Trumpster’s glorious generals are currently bombing the crap out of civilians in Mosul and invading Syria via Raqqa and the whole of the American public is only concerned about how to keep poor people from getting healthcare or how many fabricated ties Rachel Maddow can produce between Trump and Russia. Orwellian? Fascist? Just plain sad and pathetic? You decide)
First I want to mention the absolute lack of coverage via the msm.. It’s still the Parliament ‘attack’ and the usual Trump circus. And that’s what I find odd? The media is against Trump claim isn’t as believable when they are doing him a big favour by not or barely mentioning this move in Raqqa. So is the Trump daily circus really a distraction from the expansion of war in the region?
Then there is the spin from the alt media. Claiming it is unclear how the Trump administration plans to “proceed on Syria”? It is quite clear that the Trump administration plans to do exactly that, proceed. Move forward on Syria- Expand operations. Since that is exactly what has occurred. They have brought in additional weapons and soldiers– They have blocked SAA and their allies. The US wants the airport to expand operations. And the US has just make Syria’s position at upcoming negotiations in Geneva weaker- While bolstering the YPG/PKK terrorists. There is nothing unclear about the move of Trumps plans to proceed. He just proceeded…
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by Scott Creighton
I’ve been wondering why they will only show 40-year-old photos of Khalid Masood (a.k.a. Adrian Russell Ajao, Adrian Elms, Khalid Choudry and Adrian Ajao). My theory is the guy looks nothing like the dude on that gurney who ran over some folks and stabbed a cop in London the other day.
He’s certainly got more recent photos of him (12 years ago) from booking photos and perhaps wedding photos or even school photos from when he attended school so he could teach or even some from when he was teaching.
Lots of more recent stuff to choose from.
But I missed something. Something big.
They HAVE to have a video of the guy at that hotel he stayed at the night before the attack. They have images of this guy from literally HOURS before the event. Hell, he should be wearing the same clothes right? Same haircut, same beard, same little ears… right?
EXCLUSIVE: Brighton hotel manager says Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was "joking and smiling" and "checked out peacefully" pic.twitter.com/sxgbSQnJmP
— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) March 24, 2017
You should read the stupidity in the comments.
He stayed at Preston Park Hotel in Brighton. They certainly seem up to date enough to have a security camera or two.
In fact, I found a picture of the lobby looking at the reception desk, where “Khalid” would have checked in and out. I guess what I found?
Looks like a good place for a security camera to me and in fact, it looks like someone put one there. It’s focused right on the front desk to give us a full frontal view of “Khalid’ as he checked in and out.
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: It is being reported that Metropolitan Police have released this photo of “Khalid Masood” or Adrian Elms. The quality of the photo is extremely bad and there is no guarantee it is him. it appears to be a booking photo and since he hasn’t been arrested for a while, it would be about 13 or so years old. Looks an awful lot like Abu Izzadeen, doesn’t he?
So what about that suspect in the recent London attack?
Well, now his name isn’t “Khalid Masood’ it’s Adrian Russell Ajao or maybe it’s Adrian Elms. And he has a wife and a family with 3 kids and he was born on Christmas day in ’64.
It is being reported that he was born Adrian Elms and then changed his name to Adrian Russell Ajao after his step-father. Also said he also has gone by Khalid Choudry and Adrian Ajao.
This is his mother, Janet Ajao, who claims she is too upset to talk about this right now.
He was brought up in East Sussex in a nice little $300,000 house and has a couple half brothers named Alex and Paul. When he was about 20 he moved with his family to Tunbridge Wells, Kent. In the past five years he and his family moved several times living in Luton, Forest Gate and Birmingham.
He was “radicalized” they say, but they don’t know how or when. They say he “may” have been “radicalized” in prison.
They say he acted alone with no direct connection to either “ISIS” or al CIAduh but in spite of that there have already been 10 arrests made in connection with this event after a string of raids all across Birmingham.
If he acted alone, why are they arresting people they associate with him?
As the story starts to slip to page 3 and page 6 of the various publications still covering it, it’s worth noting not a single MSM outlet, in print, television or online, has published a single photo of “Khalid Masood”, Adrian Ajao or Adrian Elms. Not one that I have found anyway. Well, not until about 5 minutes ago.
And that is VERY odd considering the nature of his crimes… and his previous arrest record.
Even in Britain, when arrested, booking photos are taken. Those photos remain part of the public record forever. So it would not be difficult for mainstream journalist with all the resources available to them to find and publish a photo of this guy to go along with their reports about him. But none have to my knowledge.
In 1983 when Adrian was 18 he was arrested and convicted as an adult for criminal damage.
In 2000 when 35 he slashed Piers Mott across the face with a utility knife after a confrontation in a bar. He had gone out to slash the guy’s car seats and when Piers came out to confront him, Adrian waved the knife around in Piers’ face, slashing him once, perhaps by accident. But still he did two years for that.
A couple years later he cut some guy’s nose with something. That’s when he was charged with being in possession of an “offensive weapon” and he did 6 months in lock-up.
All in all, Adrian should have a LOT of booking photos available for journalists to choose from:
“Masood served time in Lewes jail, East Sussex, Wayland prison in Norfolk, and Ford open prison, West Sussex. It is quite likely he was radicalised during a spell in jail.” Telegraph
That “quite likely” by the way is the only evidence the Telegraph offers about how and when Adrian was “radicalized”. That’s literally the extent of their knowledge on that subject.
Adrian also taught English abroad in Saudi Arabia which is not part of the EU to my knowledge so my guess is he would have to have had a passport which also requires a photo.
And, in order to get qualified to do that, he needed and received a TESOL certificate which means he had to study somewhere, which means a school and some form of school ID. Which is another photo record of him existing somewhere.
He was married in 2004. I’m sure someone took a picture of him then, right? Perhaps his mother had some more recent pictures of her son? Perhaps?
(just found the FIRST image of him published by the Telegraph at 7:36am eastern)
None of these more recent photos have been published as of writing this article and they should be terribly easy to find for organizations with the kind of resources the MSM enjoys these days.
But the Telegraph just posted a pic of “Khalid” from what appears to be a high-school soccer team. Keep in mind, he was 18 in 1983 so that means the photo they published of him is at least 35-years-old. In fact the Telegraph says he was 14 when this was taken which makes the picture 40-years-old. Even better, right?
This is supposedly “Khalid” who was Adrian back then. It’s some kind of sports photo. Maybe basketball, maybe soccer. I don’t know. But there it is.
Keep in mind: everyone says “Khalid” was some kind of fitness nut later in life. A “body builder” they said. Also said he was a “nice guy”
Here’s the photo from Westminster. Does this guy look like a bodybuilder?
Maybe if he was building his body with shakes and cheeseburgers perhaps.
We are sure to get more photos of this guy in the next few hours if not days but at the same time the story will be replaced soon enough on the front pages with something else.
I still think my previous comparison between the guy on the gurney and the first guy named as the assailant holds up.
Ears are like fingerprints, one reader wrote in a comment, and he is absolutely right.
There is a reason they aren’t showing current photos of “Khalid” and there is probably a reason Adrian’s mother refuses to talk to reporters right now. The FBI and GCHQ are probably still “explaining” all the possible ramifications to her of giving “confusing’ information to the press. They’re good at that.
So we still don’t know why he gave up his life with his wife and children to do this. We have no idea about any “radicalization” he was part of. And honestly, we don’t have a single up to date photo to compare with that guy on the gurney.
But we do have a 40-year-old picture to compare it to so I guess that is something, right?