Apr 18

Operation Jade Helm

- Caught On Tape: National Guard Troops Patrol California City, Conduct New Jersey “Homeland Response Drill” (ZeroHedge, April 18, 2015):

Late last week, when we covered the various signs that “something big” may be coming, we discussed the one “exercise that people have really been buzzing about” – operation “Jade Helm”, an “unconventional warfare exercise” during which the states Texas and Utah will be designated as hostile territory.

As previously profiled, “Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” according to an unclassified military document announcing the training drill, which runs from July 15 through September 15.

Multiple branches of the US military, including Green Berets, Navy Seals, and the 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in the 8-week long exercise, which may result in “increased aircraft in the area at night.” Continue reading »

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Apr 18

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- TSA ridiculously instructs Disneyland employees to flag “excessive laughter” or “wearing a disguise” as signs of terrorism (Natural News, April 17, 2015):

America’s agency of federally approved airport perverts, itchy-finger crotch-grabbers and power trip egomaniacs now has a whole new job: brainwashing the minds of Disneyland employees with its quack science “behavior detection program” to spot terrorists.

“Yes, the Transportation Security Administration’s embattled $900 million behavior detection program, called Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT, is not just used at airports. It’s also used at theme parks,” writes Jana Winter of The Intercept.
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Apr 18

Yes we scan

- Congress Is Trying To Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into ‘USA Freedom Act’ (Liberty Blitzkrieg, April 17, 2015):

Yet with Section 215’s lifespan now stretching to a matter of weeks, supporters of broad surveillance powers have yet to put forth a bill for their preservation – evidence, opponents believe, that the votes for reauthorization do not exist, particularly not in the House of Representatives.

More likely, according to a multiple Hill sources, is a different option under consideration: making the major NSA reform bill of the last Congress the point of departure for reauthorizing 215 in the current one.

The bill would not abridge NSA collection of Americans’ international communications, nor prevent the NSA or the FBI from warrantlessly searching through its troves of them for Americans’ identifying information. Nor would it restrict a constellation of surveillance efforts authorized by a Reagan-era executive order. Even a recently disclosed bulk domestic phone records collection dragnet by the Drug Enforcement Agency would be untouched.

“We should be demanding more reforms than the intelligence agencies are gladly willing to offer us,” said David Segal of the activist group Demand Progress.

– From the Guardian article: NSA and FBI Fight to Retain Spy Powers as Surveillance Law Nears Expiration

June 1, 2015 is a very important day for American civil liberties and the Constitution. On that day, Section 215 of the Patriot Act, one of the most egregious pieces of legislation passed in U.S. history, will expire automatically without reauthorization from Congress. Naturally, this is causing a panic attack within the heart of the NSA, FBI and all the authoritarian lackey legislators in Washington D.C. With the chances of a clean reauthorization next to none, these crafty “representatives” and their puppeteers need to figure out a way to sneak it into another piece of legislation. What better way to do this than making it a part of something that ostensibly appears to be reining in surveillance powers. Enter the USA Freedom Act. Continue reading »

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Apr 18

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- US military instructors deployed to Ukraine to train local forces (RT, April 17, 2015):

Paratroopers of the US 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vincenza, Italy, have arrived in western Ukraine to provide training for Ukrainian government troops.

The announcement came on US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt’s twitter account. The diplomat posted pictures of the US paratroopers marching through the airport in the western Ukrainian city of Lvov.

Pyatt has not given the exact number of the servicemen deployed in Ukraine, but according to a Facebook post by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, there should be some 290 US paratroopers. Avakov said that, under an agreement with the US State Department, long-term joint drills of US paratroopers and combat units of the Ukrainian National Guard, as well as training will take place at Yavorivky. Continue reading »

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Apr 17

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- ‘Bloggers’ Compared to ISIS During Congressional Hearing (Prison Planet, April 16, 2015):

People who challenge establishment narratives online likened with terrorist organization

Bloggers, conspiracy theorists and people who challenge establishment narratives on the Internet were all likened to ISIS terrorists during a chilling Congressional hearing which took place yesterday.

The hearing, hosted by the House Foreign Relations Committee, was titled “Confronting Russia’s Weaponization of Information,” and accused Russian state broadcaster RT of weaponizing “conspiracy theories” to spread propaganda. Continue reading »

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Apr 17

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Riot police stand guard as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

- Signs That The Elite Are Feverishly Preparing For Something BIG (End of the American Dream, April 15, 2015):

What in the world are the elite up to?  In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.  In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.  So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?

First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing.  What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank?  It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen.  According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York… Continue reading »

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Apr 16

The Week In Mideast Photos

- Yemen: Another Failed U.S. Military Intervention (Huffington Post, Aprl 13, 2015):

In addition to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, yet another U.S. military intervention is in shambles: the U.S. drone war against al Qaeda’s most potent regional affiliate — al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Heretofore, despite the rise of the perhaps even more brutal Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), mainly a threat to the Middle East region, the U.S. government has continued to regard AQAP in Yemen as the most severe terrorist threat to the United States. Although the group hasn’t been very active recently, it was involved in the Paris attacks a while back and in foiled bomb plots against U.S.-bound aircraft, including the underwear bombing, even further back.

After the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush expanded his “War on Terror” from the Afghanistan/Pakistan region and started attacking Islamist militants in Yemen from the air. In 2006, AQAP was born after 23 militants escaped from prison in Yemen. Journalists, both locally in Yemen and from the West, have documented that the U.S. drone war under Bush and now Obama has actually increased the numbers of AQAP fighters. Continue reading »

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Apr 15

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- The one chart that proves Obamacare really is working (for the fascists) (ZeroHedge, April 14, 2015):

With the election cycle starting up again, we are going to be bombarded more and more with propaganda like this:  7 Charts That Prove Obamacare Is Working

I submit to you that, below, is the one chart that proves Obamacare really is working (for the fascists).

Since the Obama administration began pushing the healthcare reform bill in early 2009, the stock prices of the Big Five health insurers have done remarkably well, even vs. the S&P 500, and even without taking into account their phenomenal dividend yields.

Obamacare is working

Google Chart

Question: How many patients did Cigna, BCBS (Anthem), Aetna, United Healthcare, or Cigna diagnose or treat last month?  Last year?

Answer: Zero.

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Apr 13

Hope coming from Greece?

- After Pillaging Pensions, Greece Raids Utilities To Repay Troika; Bonds Plunge As Bank Run Accelerates

I wouldn’t hold my breath.


Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

- Hope on the Horizon and It Comes from Greece — Paul Craig Roberts (April 12, 2015):

Washington in its arrogance, seeing itself as “indispensable,” poses a continuing threat to the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The extraordinary number of dead that Washington has murdered in the 21st century–”The American Century”–is dismissed as “collateral damage” in the “war on terror.”

The war on terror is a hoax. It is a creation of the evil neoconservatives who intend Washington’s world hegemony and Israel’s hegemony from the Nile to the Euphrates. The rest of mankind has realized that Washington’s drive for world hegemony means the entire human race will be dismissed as “collateral damage” as Washington establishes itself as the “exceptional, indispensable country,” the country whose will is above the rule of law and whose morality is non-existent. Continue reading »

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Apr 13

Related info:

- ‘Nobody Will Help Us Evacuate:’ Americans Urge Washington To Help Flee Yemen War

- Sanaa-tized? Rights Groups Sue State Dept For Refusing To Evacuate 1,000s Of Americans From Yemen

- Obama Announces Won’t Evacuate Americans From His Yemen War-Zone


- US, UK thank Russia for evacuation of their citizens from Yemen (RT, April 13, 2015):

The British Foreign Office, as well as the US Secretary of State, have thanked Moscow for the evacuation of their citizens from war-torn Yemen, as Russian planes and ships take hundreds of Russian and foreign nationals from the conflict zone.

In a phone conversation with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry “expressed gratitude for assistance in evacuation of American citizens” from Yemen, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday. Continue reading »

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Apr 13

H/t reader squodgy:

Forced to stop supplying Iran by NATO sanctions, Russia put orders on hold.

Enter Kerry…re-negotiating with Iran with a potential sanction bust in June….

Wham…in goes Vlad with new deal for loads of DEFENSIVE S-300 (PATRIOT CLONES) Missiles.

MAGIC. He’s still got it.”

About time.


The S-300 missile system is one of the most potent air defence weapons in the world
The S-300 missile system is one of the most potent air defence weapons in the world

- Russia to supply Iran sophisticated air defence system (Al Jazeera,April 13, 2015):

US warns decision to ship S-300 missile threatens plans to lift sanctions as part of Iran nuclear deal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the way for Russia’s delivery of a sophisticated air defence S-300 missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster Tehran’s military capability.

US Secretary of State John Kerry objected to Moscow’s decision in a phone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the White House indicated the move could endanger plans to ultimately lift sanctions on Iran as part of a final nuclear deal. Continue reading »

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Apr 13

H/t reader squodgy:

“I didn’t realist that the TPP was designed to exclude the BRICS…….”


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- The US Economy Is Days Away From Shutting Down (The Comon Sense Show, Feb 16, 2015):

This constitutes a form of economic martial law. And while this article is passing out one nightmare after another, please consider the fact that China and Russia are being purposely left out of the TPP. Why?  From an economic standpoint, that makes no sense unless one realizes that we are on a collision course with World War III and the BRIC nations, headed by China and Russia who will be our opponent in the upcoming conflict and the military balance of power is purposely being shifted by senior American politicians which are intentionally designed to weaken both the American economy and the American military.

 

Massive shortages are at our doorstep and the US economy is days away from shutting down. Walmart is resupplied six times per day. The shortages will soon show up in your shipped medications, food supplies and so forth. The crisis isn’t coming, it is here!

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Apr 12

- ISIS Releases 11 Minute Video Promising Another “Sept.11″ Attack (ZeroHedge, April 12, 2015):

The recent series of non-specific warnings that another major terrorist attack against the US is imminent, combined with specific ISIS threats escalating around the world (to anyone supporting the US) has culminated in the following graphic 11-minute video which some have dubbed “ISIS’ greatest hits.”

The video is entitled: “We Will Burn America”

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warning: graphic video…

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Apr 12

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Hillary-corruptHillary Clinton Exposed Part 2 – Clinton Foundation Took Millions From Countries That Also Fund ISIS

- Hillary Clinton (Finally) Announces She Is Running For President (Again) (ZeroHedge, April 12, 2015):

In 2007, she was “In… and In To Win,” and now 8 years later…the moment has arrived (again)…

  • *HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ENTERS WHITE HOUSE RACE: AP

SNL summed it up well: “Citizens, you will elect me… I will be your leader.”

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Here is the ‘odd’ announcement clip (NOTE – Hillary appears at the end)… Continue reading »

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Apr 12

Putin

- Russian planes evacuate over 300 people from war-torn Yemen (RT, April 12, 2015):

Two Russian planes have evacuated over 300 people, including Russians and foreign citizens from Yemen, as thousands of foreign nationals are struggling to leave the conflict-ridden country.

Two planes flew out of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, with each aircraft carrying about 150 passengers. The airplanes are firstly heading to Cairo, before carrying onto Moscow, which will be their final destination, RT’s Paula Slier reports. One of the planes has already touched down in the Egyptian capital and is already bound for Moscow.

“The entire journey took around 13 hours in total,” Slier said, who was aboard one of the planes with those being evacuated. “It was a very organized evacuation. People have come from early in the morning, in fact, some of them were waiting since yesterday.” Continue reading »

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Apr 12

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“Some folks didn’t get evacuated.”

Related article:

- Obama Announces Won’t Evacuate Americans From His Yemen War-Zone


- ‘Nobody will help us evacuate:’ Americans urge Washington to help flee Yemen war (RT, April 11, 2015):

As the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen continue and the fighting on the ground intensifies, US citizens stuck in Yemen have lashed out at Washington for ignoring their pleas for help as they try to leave the war-torn country.

Aerial bombardment and street battles have become a daily reality for people in Yemen. “We hear a few bombings a day. It’s very scary right now,” Arwa Al-Iraine, a US citizen trapped in Yemen told RT.

“Nobody will help us evacuate. The reply [of the US government] was an automated message that they do not have any evacuation plans. Basically we are left on our own.” Continue reading »

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Apr 12


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Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich explains U.S. trickery and why it can’t be trusted

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Apr 12

Obama internet

- DoD Blocks Millions of Computers From Viewing Alternative News (Activist Post, June 29, 2013):

After the initial surge of web traffic to alternative news websites following The Guardian breaking the NSA spying story, traffic has slowed considerably despite the continued interest in the NSA story as well as other alternative headlines.

This dramatic drop in traffic may be due to broad censorship by the Department of Defense on “millions of computers”. Continue reading »

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Apr 11

H/t reader squodgy:

“The Mainstream Media have actually achieved their goal…….total apathy.”


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- No one bothers to lie anymore (The Ugly Truth, April 11, 2015):

When Bush invaded Iraq, he lied about WMDs. When Obama destroyed Libya, he first got UN approval for a “no fly zone.” When Obama wanted to start bombing Syria, he lied about Syrian government nerve gas, and he invented the “ISIS” group.

Today no one bothers to lie any more.

No one bothers to use euphemisms and double-talk. No one bothers to create fairy tales about terrorist groups. No one bothers to claim that the targeted victims are a threat to the homeland. No one bothers with false flags and mass propaganda. Continue reading »

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Apr 11

H/t reader squodgy:

“What can Americans expect after the Ukraine coup?

Putin has had his mettle tested, but the voters have had enough…..

lovely pic.”


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- This Is How Much Russians Hate America… (End Of The American Dream, Dec 29, 2014):

In Russia, shopping malls are putting out American flag doormats for people to wipe their feet on, and there are stores that are selling toilet paper with the American flag imprinted on it.  Surveys show that Russian attitudes toward the U.S. are now even worse than they were during the end of the Cold War, and ordinary Russians are blaming America for everything from the overthrow of the Ukrainian government to the collapse of the ruble.  The Russian government has just authorized a new military doctrine which identifies the United States as a top threat, and commentators on Russian television are using extremely strong language to condemn the United States.  In fact, one of the most prominent Russian commentators has referred to the United States as “the kingdom of the Antichrist“.  To the Russians, a new Cold War has erupted, and they very clearly view the United States as enemy number one. Continue reading »

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