H/t reader squodgy:
“After his UN speech, I guess this response was inevitable. Iraq was invaded and destroyed on dubious excuses which have subsequently been proven false. This has resulted in the gradual realisation by Iraqis that they’ve been truly screwed by the US, and it’s puppet Rothschild allies.
Libya, Afghanistan, Iran and now Syria join the club.
Now, the prospect of Russia being asked to protect Iraq from ISIL says it all.”
– What If Russia Is Asked to Fly Air Cover for Iraqi Forces?:
The Iraqi military has taken a brutal beating in its battles against ISIL. Even with the support of American and coalition airpower, the Iraqis have lost untold material and territory since ISIL overran much of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland these last months. News now that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi welcomes Russian airstrikes may not be what the Obama administration foresaw, but it may well spell the end of ISIL in the region. Here’s a look at the situation on the ground. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Iraq, ISIL, ISIS, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, Terrorism, U.S., Vladimir Putin
– Treasury Sells 3-Month Bills At 0% Yield For First Time Ever:
“Investors” are so desperate to hold on to short-term paper that they paid $100 for a 3-month Treasury-bill at today’s auction. That is a 0% yield – for the first time ever – lower even than the auction right after Lehman’s bankruptcy in Nov 2008.
Tags: Bonds, Debt, Economy, Global News, U.S.
H/t reader squodgy:
Apart from this little issue all goes well for Vlad at the moment…
His chess lessons are really paying off…
Tags: Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Middle East, Military, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Vladimir Putin
– The Polonium Conspiracy: Why does Big Agra use chemical fertilizers containing radioactive polonium?:
The Polonium Conspiracy Goes Far Deeper Than Just Tobacco
State of the Nation
SOTN Editor’s Note:
Before the chemical geoengineering phenomenon known as CHEMTRAILS became a daily routine in the skies across America, there was arguably no greater public health disaster than polonium-laced tobacco. According to scientists who have investigated “The Polonium Conspiracy”, the phosphate fertilizers favored by the Tobacco Industry contain alpha-radioactive polonium, the decay product of Radium-226.
How does radioactive material get into a cigarette?
The tobacco leaves used in making cigarettes contain radioactive material, particularly lead-210 and polonium-210. The radionuclide content of tobacco leaves depends heavily on soil conditions and fertilizer use.
Soils that contain elevated radium lead to high radon gas emanations rising into the growing tobacco crop. Radon rapidly decays into a series of solid, highly radioactive metals (radon decay products). These metals cling to dust particles which in turn are collected by the sticky tobacco leaves. The sticky compound that seeps from the trichomes is not water-soluble, so the particles do not wash off in the rain. There they stay, through curing process, cutting, and manufacture into cigarettes.Lead-210 and Polonium-210 can be absorbed into tobacco leaves directly from the soil. But more importantly, fine, sticky hairs (called trichomes) on both sides of tobacco leaves grab airborne radioactive particles.
(Source: EPA — Tobacco Smoke)
Quite curiously, Big Tobacco has known about this predicament since the mid-1950s yet consistently failed to address it in any appropriate way. For this reason tobacco products have always possessed unacceptable levels of highly carcinogenic polonium. It has also been known that the primary cause of lung cancer among smokers is due to both the chemical properties and radioactivity associated with the polonium 210 radionuclides. Continue reading »
Tags: Cancer, CDC, Depopulation, Environment, FDA, Fertilizer, Food, Genetically Modified Organisms, Global News, GMO, Health, Polonium, Radiation
– US Services Economy “Bounce” Dies As New Orders Crash Most Since Lehman:
On the heels of China’s, Japan’s, Brazil’s, and Europe’s Services PMI weakness (and US Manufacturing PMI and ISM weakness), Markit’s US Services PMI printed 55.1 (missing exectations of 55.6) and dropping to its lowest since June. This catch-down to Manufacturing weakness suggests the mid-year bounce is well and truly dead as even Markit admits, “it remains unclear as to whether growth will weaken further as we move into Q4.” Additionally, after its exuberant spike to 10 year highs in July, ISM Services continued to drop back (to 56.9 missing expectations) with the biggest collapse in New Orders since Lehman.
Tags: Economy, Global News, U.S.
– Fed Plan is Print Money Until System Blows – Bix Weir:
Financial writer and analyst Bix Weir is not surprised by the Federal Reserve’s policies because it is all part of the long term plan. Weir explains, “The goal, since we went off the gold standard in 1971, has been to run the financial system as long and as hard as possible, sucking up all the benefits of fiat money, and there are very few attempts to slow this mess down. The idea is to put as much money as you can . . . until you have printed so much money the system implodes. This was a Nobel Prize winning paper in the 1960’s called “On the Road to the Golden Age.” It basically says if you have this freedom and flexibility with the monetary system, run it as hard as you can until people stop accepting the unbacked fiat money, then crash the system and go back to something safe and sound after it all blows up. . . . What they need is a big enough bubble so when it crashes, it take out all the derivatives, the malfeasance of the banks, the good guys and the bad guys and all the things going on behind the scenes. They need the bubble so big, and that’s what they are doing right now is blowing the bubble so big everybody feels the effect of a crash.”
When is the next crash coming? Weir says it will all unwind before “the end of this year.” Weir contends, “The decision will need to be made this year. The banks will, once again, come to Congress and say we need money for a bailout. That decision will be made by the U.S. people, not by Congress, not by the Fed and not by the banks. It’s going to come to the people, and I believe they will say no to bailouts.” Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Collapse, Economy, Federal Reserve, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Stock Market, U.S., Wall Street
H/t reader squodgy:
Bank Bail-Ins Have Begun, Martial Law and World War III Are Right Around the Corner
It is important to not leave more than an operating amount of money in your bank. How close the banks are to a bank holiday is difficult to predict. However, I believe we are seeing the chest pains of a banking system, which will culminate in World War III.”
Tags: Bail-ins, Banking, Collapse, Economy, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
– Police Killed More Americans In 2014 Than All U.S. Mass Shootings Combined:
With another recent mass shooting having taken place last week in Charleston, South Carolina – such a crisis is the perfect opportunity for the President to yet again stop just short of using the “C-word” – confiscation. Or “C” for the gun Control he promoted.
Before any victims were even in the ground, he exploited the tragedy for politicized gun control agendas. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Police, Police State, Politics, U.S.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Obama’s “Moderate Rebels” (sic) likely to side with Assad….Doh!!!!This is a circus.”
– Reminder: The Actually Moderate Syria Rebels Have Re-Joined Assad:
Obama is alleging that Russians are pounding “moderate rebels” because they’re hitting the likes of Bin Ladenite al-Nusra Front. In reality while there once were reasonably non-crazy rebels they’ve overwhelmingly since gone over to the crazies or have switched their allegiance back to the government.
Fact is Assad is far closer to any real moderates than the Bin Ladenite salafis – those who are still around can be expected to defect and ally with Assad if the tide of war changes and they can do so without getting their head chopped off by ISIS and fellow travelers. Here are a few reminders from earlier this year: Continue reading »
– Lawrence Wilkerson: “The American ‘Empire’ Is In Deep, Deep Trouble”:
Former US army colonel and Chief of Staff for Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson unleashed a most prescient speech on the demise of the United States Empire.
As Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith notes,Wilkerson describes the path of empires in decline and shows how the US is following the classic trajectory. He contends that the US needs to make a transition to being one of many powers and focus more on strategies of international cooperation.
The video is full of rich historical detail and terrific, if sobering, nuggets, such as:
“History tells us we’re probably finished. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Lawrence Wilkerson, Military, Politics, U.S.
Syria Update# Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su – 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15:
EXCLUSIVE-Strategika 51: Six Russian fighter jets type Multirole Sukhoi SU – 30 SM have intercepted 4 Israeli McDonnell Douglas F-15’s fighter bombers attempting to infiltrate the Syrian coast.The Israeli F 15 warplanes have been flying over Syrian airspace for months and in particular the coast of Latakia, which is now the bridgehead of the Russian forces in Syria.
The Israeli jets would generally follow a fairly complex flight plan and approach Latakia from the sea
On the night of 1 October 02, 2015, six Sukhoi SU-30 Russian SM fighters took off from the Syrian Hmimim airbase in the direction of Cyprus, before changing course and intercepting the four Israeli F-15 fighters off the coast of Syria, that were flying in attack formation.
Surprised by a situation as unexpected and probably not prepared for a dogfight with one of the best Russian multipurpose fighters, Israeli pilots have quickly turned back South at high speed over the Lebanon. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Israel, Middle East, Military, Politics, Russia, Syria
– Over Half of E.U. Countries Are Opting Out of GMOs:
16 countries want to prohibit genetically modified crops
Sixteen countries have alerted the European Union that they want to opt out of E.U.-approved GM crops. Continue reading »
Tags: EU, Europe, Genetically Modified Organisms, Global News, GMO, Government, Politics
Moscow is supporting both countries (Syria and Iraq) in their proxy war against the ISIL which is supported by the US and its allies.
– Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”:
Amply documented but rarely mentioned in news reports, the ISIS is a creation of US intelligence, recruited, trained and financed by the US and its allies including Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Israel and Jordan.
Until recently, the ISIS was known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). In 2014, it was renamed the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Continue reading »
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Barack Obama, CIA, Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Middle East, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, Syria, U.S.
– Right Now There Are 102.6 Million Working Age Americans That Do Not Have A Job:
The federal government uses very carefully manipulated numbers to cover up the crushing economic depression that is going on in this nation. For the month of September, the federal government told us that 142,000 jobs were added to the economy. If that was actually true, that would barely be enough to keep up with population growth. Sadly, the truth is that the real numbers were actually far worse than that. The unadjusted numbers show that the U.S. economy actually lost 248,000 jobs in September and the government added more than a million Americans to the “not in the labor force” category. When I first saw that number I truly believed that it was inaccurate. But you can find the raw figures right here. According to the Obama administration, there are currently 7.9 million Americans that are “officially unemployed” and another 94.7 million working age Americans that are “not in the labor force”. That gives us a grand total of 102.6 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now.
That is not an economic recovery – that is an economic depression of an almost unbelievable magnitude. Continue reading »
Tags: Collapse, Economy, Global News, Society, U.S., Unemployment
– Saudis Mull Launch Of Regional War As Russia Pounds Targets In Syria For Fourth Day:
While the US has certainly made some epic strategic blunders in Syria that raise serious questions about just how “intelligent” US intelligence actually is, there’s little doubt that if one were to look behind all of the media parroting, the Pentagon and Langley understand all too well what’s going on in the Middle East.
That is, the significance of the Russia-Iran “nexus” in Syria isn’t lost on anyone in the US military and you can bet there have been quite a few high level discussions over the past 72 hours about the best way to counter Moscow and Tehran’s powerplay before it spills over into Iraq and ends up degrading Washington’s influence in Baghdad. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, David Cameron, Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Middle East, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, Syria, Terrorism, U.K., U.S., Vladimir Putin
– Pentagon weighs using force to protect US-backed Syria rebels targeted by Russia:
Senior U.S. military leaders and defense officials are debating whether military force should be used to protect Washington-backed Syrian rebels who have come under attack by Russian airstrikes in recent days.
The Associated Press reported early Friday that the question was part of a broader debate within the Pentagon about the the broader dilemma of how the administration should respond to what White House press secretary Josh Earnest described as Russia’s “indiscriminate military operations against the Syrian opposition.”
Tags: Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S.
– Gundlach Explains Why The Market Hasn’t Crashed Yet: “People Are Holding And Hoping”:
After taking a its biggest step lower since 2011 in the past month, why has the selling in the S&P500 stalled? Because, well, hope may not be a strategy but now with the Fed’s credibility rapidly evaporating, it is all investors have, or as Gundlach puts it: “The reason the markets aren’t going lower is people are holding and hoping.” Incidentally, there is a reason why hope is not a strategy: in the end, it always fails.
Tags: Economy, Global News, Stock Market
– It’s Official – UK Admits “Human Rights” No Longer a Priority of British Foreign Policy:
Not that they ever were, but they’ve finally decided to be honest about it. Which to be honest, is pretty scary.
From the Independent:
Human rights are no longer a “top priority” for the Government, Britain’s most senior Foreign Office official has admitted, as ministers put resources into supporting trade deals ahead of tackling injustice in other parts of the world. In a remarkably frank admission to MPs, Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Office, said that human rights no longer had the “profile” within his department that they had “in the past”.
Yes, you read that right. Trade deals. You know like… Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Politics, Society, U.K.
– Doctors Accuse White House Of Lying To Justify “Collateral Damage” In Kabul Hospital Bombing:
By way of excuse for what President Obama called “a tragic incident,” (and The UN called a ‘war crime’) US officials have claimed that the Taliban were fighting from within the Kabul hospital (which was destroyed by a US air strike yesterday killing at least 19 including 3 children) using aid workers as “a human shield.” However, this justification for the ‘collateral damage’ has been vehemently denied by Medecins Sans Frontier (MSF) who have issued a statement dismissing the US claims, “the gates of the hospital compound were closed all night so no one that is not staff, a patient or a caretaker was inside the hospital when the bombing happened…” but, the US strike has done one thing, as one local health official concluded, “this city is no longer for the living.” Continue reading »
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Taliban, U.S.
– The Media-Opoly: Cancelled, From Saturday Night, It’s Conspiracy Theory Rock!:
A day after we ran “Meet Your “Independent” Media, America“, in which we showed how prime time entertainment like 60 Minutes is strategically and voluntarily “planted” with propaganda trolls and “concerns” thus crushing any “unbiased” credibility mainstream US media may have, we dug into the archives to bring you “Conspiracy Theory Rock.”
This cartoon created by SNL cartoonist Robert Smigel in 1998 ran once in a “TV Funhouse” segment, and has been since removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episodes. As a reminder, 90% of US media is currently controlled by 6 corporations: General Electric, News Corp., Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS…
Tags: Global News, Journalism, Society, U.S.
– World’s Largest Shipowners To Abandon Greece Ahead Of Major Tax Hike:
Once again the reactions of desperate government policies looks like creating an even worse situation thanks to unintended (though entirely foreseeable) consequences. Amid the prospect of sharply higher shipping taxes in Greece – designed to increase revenues and ‘fix’ the debt-ridden nation, WSJ reports many of Greece’s world-leading shipowners are actively exploring options to leave their home country. With Greece controlling 20% of the world’s shipping fleet, the ‘quadriga’ of Greek creditors’ demands to raise taxes (because debt restructuring is out of the question) on such an ‘easy target’ as the world’s largest shipping industry appears likely to backfire as an entire industry’s revenues move out of reach of government taxers.
Tags: Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Greece