After terror acts in Russia’s two largest cities, as well as the Sverdlovsk Region, where the city of Ekaterinburg is located, members of the terror group planned to flee to Syria where parts of territory are under control of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Continue reading »
With central bankers losing credibility left and right, and failing outright to boost the “wealth effect” no matter what they throw at it, the next big question is when will central planners around the world unveil the cashless society which is a necessary and sufficient condition to a regime of global NIRP.
And while in recent days we have seen op-eds by both Bloomberg and FT urging the banning of cash, the most disturbing development we have seen yet in the push for a cashless society has come from the following slide in a Morgan Stanley presentation, one in which the bank’s head of EMEA equity research Huw van Steenis, pointed out the following… Continue reading »
With its markedly ironic title, The Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, is one of the most important agencies of the government. For, as enotes.com writes, an uninformed or misinformed populace can be confused, deceived, and directed easily by controlling powers. Keeping the people confused about who is at war with whom and what is the reality of things causes them to become involved in nothing and, therefore, no threat to the power structure.
With that background in mind, Twitter today unveiled its “Trust & Safety Council.” Continue reading »
Tomorrow, John Kerry will meet Sergei Lavrov and several of his other counterparts from Europe and the Mid-East in Munich in a last ditch effort to revive Syrian peace talks, which fell apart amid an intense Russian air assault on rebel positions in Aleppo.
For all intents and purposes, the rebels are surrounded. Initially, it appeared that the “moderate” opposition might be able to persist and bog down the Russians and the Iranians with the help of supplies from the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Those hopes faded over the past two weeks when Hezbollah advanced on Aleppo and ultimately encircled the city, cutting the rebels off from key supply lines and triggering a mass civilian exodus. Continue reading »
Two months ago the Australian media, which unlike its US counterpart refuses to be spoon fed ebullient economic propaganda, called bullshit on the spectacular October job numbers, when instead of adding 15,000 jobs as consensus expected, Australia’s Bureau of Statistics reported that a whopping 58,600 jobs had been added. We covered this in “Australian Media Throws Up All Over ‘Stellar’ Jobs Report: “Don’t Believe The Jobs Figures!”
One month later, the situation got even more ridiculous, when instead of the expected 10,000 drop in November, the “statistical” bureau announced that 71,400 jobs had been added, the most in 15 years, and the equivalent of 1 million jobs added in the US. Once again the local media cried foul as we documented in “Australian Media Throws Up All Over ‘Stellar’ Jobs Report, Again” Continue reading »
Now that the Syrian army, with help from Russia, is taking back Syria, “Syrian refugees” are fleeing to Europe?
– Turkey fears new influx of up to 600,000 Syrian refugees (The Times of Israel):
Ankara says current objective is to keep wave of people on other side of its borders, provide needed aid there
NKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government fears that fierce fighting in Syria’s Aleppo province will spark the arrival of up to 600,000 refugees at its border in a “worst case scenario”, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.
“The worst-case scenario that could happen in this region in the short term would be a new influx of 600,000 refugees at the Turkish frontier,” Kurtulmus told journalists following a cabinet meeting.The clashes in the north of Aleppo province — sparked by a week-long government assault with Russian air support — have displaced tens of thousands of people.
The debate on genetically modified (GM) brinjal variety continues to generate heat. Former managing director of Monsanto India, Tiruvadi Jagadisan, is the latest to join the critics of Bt brinjal, perhaps the first industry insider to do so.
Jagadisan, who worked with Monsanto for nearly two decades, including eight years as the managing director of India operations, spoke against the new variety during the public consultation held in Bangalore on Saturday. Continue reading »
The President of the Portuguese Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, has called for a Global ban on the World’s most used herbicide, Glyphosate, over the many health concerns surrounding the chemical.
Editorial by José Manuel Silva, President, Portuguese Medical Association. Published first in Portuguese in the July/August 2015 issue of the Portuguese Medical Association Magazine.
The New Statutory Rights of the Portuguese Medical Association and Glyphosate Continue reading »
Monsanto Co will pay $80 million to settle civil accounting violations after it allegedly misstated its earnings in connection with its top-selling Roundup product, U.S. securities regulators said on Tuesday.
The Securities and Exchange Commission also said that three accounting and sales executives have also agreed to settle charges in connection with the case. Continue reading »
The EU Commission should not authorize the use of glyphosate-tolerant GM soybeans in food and feed, said the European Parliament on Wednesday.
MEPs noted that glyphosate, a herbicide, classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and that GMOs are being authorized in the EU without the support of member states. Continue reading »
On Friday it was revealed that the global GMO promoters Cornell Alliance for Science, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are giving Hillary Clinton as an example of one of the ‘powerful people‘ who supports GMOs and the Biotech industry worldwide.
Hillary Clinton, who is currently in a race with anti-GMO Senator Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate, is coming under increasing pressure following a series of revelations regarding her ties to Monsanto and the Biotech Industry. Continue reading »
“Medical CIA” provides the cover story
by Jon Rappoport
February 8, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
There several reasons I keep writing about the “Zika phenomenon.” One is: I want to reveal the playbook. I want to show how this covert op distracts people from the real ongoing damage caused by other factors.
Two quick background stories: Continue reading »
Explosive: The invention of an epidemic
by Jon Rappoport
February 7, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)
This is an article that explains a great deal—but, with apologies, it involves a line of reasoning, in order to reach a conclusion. That means some readers (not my regular readers) may find it odd. Some readers with short attention spans may suddenly want to switch to a wrestling show or a shopping network. To them I say: give this a try; it does have a payoff; it has its own kind of shock and surprise; explosions do go off in the mind; it is like a ten-car pile-up on the interstate in the fog, late at night; and there is a very nasty plot. Continue reading »
Another episode in my ongoing series, Science from Habitual Liars
by Jon Rappoport
February 5, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
Part 1: the planes
Bloomberg News, February 4, “U.K. to Spray Planes on Routes From Zika-Affected Countries”:
“The U.K. is to order airlines flying from countries affected by the Zika virus, which has been linked with birth defects, to spray insecticide inside plane cabins.”
Step up and get your insecticides right in the face. Board a plane flying out of any “Zika-infected” country heading for the UK, and you can inhale toxic fumes in the comfort of your own enclosed cabin. Watch any disoriented mosquitoes who might be accompanying your flight drop to the carpet, squirm, and die. More entertaining than a movie on that annoying tiny screen. And you can experience the thrill of skin-rash, nausea, dizziness, fainting. Hey, pay the ticket, take the ride. It’s a party. Continue reading »
09/02/2016 – LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Mass brawl after migrant teenage sex assault
Dozens of locals moved to defend a 19 year old girl after she was groped on bottom by a “North African” male which led to a mass brawl. Police were deployed to the suburb and ordered all bars in the area to close early to head off the possibility of further violence. The violence, in which migrants pulled knives after being told to leave the local women alone, took three hours to be settled by officers.
Local bar owners expressed frustration over being forced to close early on one of their busiest trading days of the year, with one landlord expressing to the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger that the crowd in her establishment were good natured and they had nothing to do with the fighting.
The Swedes are aggravated with Mid-East migrants.
With the highest per capita rate of sheltered asylum seekers in Europe, Sweden has become something of a poster child for migrant mischief.
In the wake of the sexual assaults that swept the bloc on New Year’s Eve, the world is suddenly focused on Sweden, where some say police conspired to cover up a series of attacks that allegedly occurred in central Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården last August and where a 22-year-old aid worker was recently stabbed to death by a Somali migrant. Continue reading »
Narayana Kocherlakota is a funny guy.
Before abdicating his post at the Minneapolis Fed to former Goldmanite/TARP architect Neel Kashkari, Kocherlakota was the voice of Keynesian “reason” for the FOMC.
Although his pronouncements never measured up to the power of the Bullard, Kocherlakota did call on a number of occasions for MOAR dovishness, noting that if the US economy were to decelerate (which it has), more asset purchases may be warranted. Continue reading »
With Deutsche Bank credit risk exploding and stock price collapsing to record lows, despite the CEO’s “rock solid” affirmations, there is only one way to know just how real a crisis this is… when government officials issue ‘denials’.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says he isn’t worried about Deutsche Bank.
“No, I have no concerns about Deutsche Bank,” Schaeuble says Continue reading »
Moments ago, in response to DB’s open querry on Twitter whether the Dax is “overreacting”, we highlighted DB’s soaring CDS and asked if perhaps the market was not underreacting.
Minutes later the market opined, by sending DB stock to new all time lows.
“Worse than Lehman…”
With just eight words she exposed everything that’s wrong with the deal, and why it needs to be defeated
I was recently granted a rare glimpse behind the official façade of the EU when I met with its Trade Commissioner in her Brussels office. I was there to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial treaty currently under negotiation between the EU and the USA. Continue reading »
Heinz, the well-known family favorite ketchup brand, has been banned in Israel because it does not contain enough tomato solids. Israel’s health ministry has said that it does not contain enough paste to be classed as ketchup.
The decision came after the biggest ketchup rival in Israel launched a campaign against Heinz, asking for the definition of ketchup to be changed. The world famous brand has been demoted to “tomato seasoning” – despite selling almost two million bottles around the world every single day. Continue reading »
The heroes’ bravery has not been officially acknowledged as Tory ministers lean on defence chiefs not to acknowledge the secret ground war
Three elite British troops were hurt under fire from Islamic State thugs during a top-secret mission in Iraq.
But the heroes’ bravery has not been officially acknowledged as Tory ministers lean on defence chiefs not to acknowledge the secret ground war being fought by our special forces in Iraq and Syria . Continue reading »
As we reported yesterday, in one of the most surprising developments involving the Syrian proxy war, Saudi Arabia and U.S. presence on the ground, the latest twist is that both Turkey and Saudi Arabia are now mulling a full-scale invasion while Russia and the Syrian government continue their progress in wiping out the US and Saudi-funded rebellion. To be sure, there was confusion when CNN Arabia reported first that the Saudis may send as much as 150,000 troops into Saudi Arabia, by way of Turkey, something which Anadolu news promptly denied.
However, the denial itself was softly denied by the Saudi Press Agency, which further stirred the water earlier today when it reported that not only is Saudi Arabia ready to send a special force to fight in Syria, but that this deployment was proposed by the US, which would oversee the Saudi troops as part of the US-led coalition in Syria. To wit:
- AL JUBEIR SAYS U.S. PROPOSED GROUND FORCE DEPLOYMENT: SPA
- SAUDI FORCE WOULD FIGHT AS PART OF U.S.-LED COALITION: SPA
- SAUDI MINISTER SAYS SENDING GROUND FORCE UNDER DISCUSSION: SPA
- SAUDI ARABIA READY TO SEND SPECIAL FORCE TO FIGHT IS IN SYRIA Continue reading »
If there’s anything we’ve learned over the past twelve months it’s that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prepared to employ all manner of nefarious tactics in order to preserve his grip on power in Ankara.
Following unfavorable election results last June, Erdogan plunged the country into civil war be restarting a long simmering battle with the PKK and proceeded to crack down on journalists and anyone else critical of the ruling AKP. Ultimately, new elections were called and AKP put up a stronger showing, effectively paving the way for Erdogan to rewrite Turkey’s constitution and install an executive presidency.
But Erdogan’s bullying isn’t confined to his domestic political agenda. Greek media has obtained an internal memo which suggests the Turkish strongman effectively blackmailed the EU by demanding cash payments in exchange for efforts to curb the flow of migrants into Western Europe. “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses,” Erdogan allegedly said, on the way to demanding $3 billion per year in aid.
Read more below. Continue reading »
“What’s going on in Syria can only go on for so long. At some point it has to change,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on a plane back to Turkey from Latin America over the weekend.
As we’ve documented extensively over the past several days, Ankara, Riyadh, and Doha have their backs against the wall when it comes to the effort to oust Bashar al-Assad and perpetuate Sunni hegemony in the Arabian Peninsula.
Hezbollah has surrounded Aleppo and their advance is backed by what’s been described as an unrelenting Russian air campaign. The rebels’ supply lines to Turkey have been cut and without a direct intervention by either the US or the Gulf states, the battle for Syria will have been lost for the opposition which pulled out of peace talks in Geneva citing the ongoing aerial bombardment by Moscow. Continue reading »
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be horrible for Americans and the people of the world.
But most politicians are thoroughly corrupt. Neither the Democratic or Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. Both parties ignore the desires of their own bases.
Seven Islamic State members preparing terror acts in Moscow and St. Petersburg have been detained in the city of Ekaterinburg in the Urals Region, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The leader of the group came to Russia from Turkey.
The British Army is to deploy 1,600 troops in Jordan to take part in war games which could be preparation for a potential ‘confrontation’ between Russia and NATO member countries in Eastern Europe, the Daily Telegraph has reported, citing sources.
Army sources told the paper that the exercise, which will simulate an Iraq invasion for the first time in over a decade, is not a prelude to sending ground troops to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL), rather Exercise Shamal Storm could be seen as a practice routine to fight off any potential Russian invasion of Ukraine or Eastern Europe. Continue reading »