Aug 31

… as planned by TPTB.


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From the article:

“We find ourselves with the same anti-free market interventionist types who set up the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury and the US government running foreign policy in America and then go and intervene in the affairs of Libya, Syria, Egypt, Iraq or Afghanistan. And as can be expected, they mess up just about everything. I think the whole region will blow up and financial markets are not paying sufficient attention to this.”

- Marc Faber Slams US Intervention In Middle East, Warns “Whole Region Will Blow Up” (ZeroHedge, Aug 30, 2014): 

Excerpted from Global Gold interview with Marc Faber,

Let’s talk about the ongoing power shift from the West to the East.

Well, basically, everything is connected and interrelated. We had a colonial system until the end of the Second World War, followed by the rise of individual countries. And over the last twenty-five to thirty years what we had was the rise of China with 1.3 billion people. Because of China’s rapid growth and resource dependence (iron ore, copper from Australia, Brazil and Africa, and oil principally from the Middle East), the Chinese have obviously become a very important economic force. Continue reading »

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Aug 29

… and Obama has armed and trained them.

- Veterans Today: CIA And US Military Fight Under Al Qaeda Command In Syria (Video)

- U.S. Special Forces Train Syrian Rebels In Jordan (Le Figaro)

- Americans Are Training Syria Rebels In Jordan: Spiegel (Reuters)

- CIA-Armed And Trained Syrian Rebels ‘On Way To Battlefield’

- ‘Military Intervention In Syria’, US Training ‘Rebels’ Since 2011 And The Complete Grand Plan – The March 2012 Leak

Flashback:

… all of them coming directly from from our Al-CIAda unit …

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- Why Was A Sunday Times Report On US Government Ties To Al-Qaeda Chief Spiked? & Gladio B

- Hillary Clinton: ‘We Created Al-Qaeda’ — The Protagonists Of The ‘Global War on Terrorism’ Are The Terrorists (Video)

- ‘GLADIO, THE LIVING PROOF THERE IS NO AL-QAEDA, NO WAR ON TERROR’ – ‘GLADIO Is AL-QAEDA’ (Veterans Today)

Just one month after this article has been published in the Guardian Robin Cook DIED:

- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook: ‘Al-Qaida, Literally “The Database”, Was Originally The Computer File Of The Thousands Of Mujahideen Who Were Recruited And Trained With Help From The CIA To Defeat The Russians’

- Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist or How The US Created Al Qaeda (Documentary)

- BBC: Al-Qaeda Does Not Exist (Documentary)

Retired U.S. General Wesley Clark

… at the Commonwealth Club of California:

- U.S. 4 Star General Wesley Clark, Oct 3, 2007: ‘We’re Gonna Attack And Destroy The Governments In 7 Countries In 5 Years’ … ‘Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Iran (Video)

… or here in this interview with Democracy Now:

- Interview With US General Wesley Clark (Ret.): US Government Planned To ‘Take Out 7 Countries In 5 Years’: ‘Starting With Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Finishing Off Iran (Video)

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi & John McCain:

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- ISIS: US-made monster running amok in Middle East (RT, Aug 28, 2014):

In its desire to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, the US channeled arms and funds to the Syrian rebels, many of whom splintered off and formed the Islamic State, which is now giving the US far more problems than it had bargained for.

One year ago, it seemed certain that Washington would launch a military strike on Syria, bringing to its knees yet another undesirable government in the Middle East. However, at the eleventh hour, an incredible thing happened: President Barack Obama requested approval from Congress before using military force in Syria. While some were tempted to applaud the Democratic leader for doing something as radical as upholding the US Constitution, other factors played a role in the decision. Continue reading »

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Aug 26


Aug 11, 2014

In this inaugural episode, Truthstream News’ Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton break down the underlying and under-reported factors behind the intensifying global chaos unfolding in Iraq, the Middle East, the Ukraine and beyond. It is all part of a “long game” to use conflict as a means to an end via the Hegelian Dialectic — Order Out of Chaos.

This episode covers:
– Ebola Fear Porn as its own epidemic
– The “Return” of the Iraq War (That Never Ended)
– The Vision to Map a New Middle East
– The Cold War (Volume II)
– The Ukraine Gas Shell Game
– The “Olds”: How Spykman’s Rimland Keeps War Going
– Revealed: Why We Have Perpetual Wars Across the Globe
– Prepping for the Agenda 21 Future: Better Living Through Smaller Spaces
– Letters to the New World Order
– Phone to the President: LBJ Real Audio Confession
– Fun Times Driving With Your Local Congressional Representative
– Investigative Special Report: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)… Are We Allowed to See How Our Food Is Raised?

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Aug 24

U.S. Wants to Bomb ISIS In Syria … Maybe We Should (cough) First Stop ARMING THEM? (Washington’s Blog, Aug 23, 2014):

If We Stop Arming, Funding and Training Terrorists, then Maybe We Won’t Have to Bomb Them Later

U.S. foreign policy is schizophrenic.

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says we need to attack the Sunni militants in Syria.

The deputy national security adviser to President Obama says we should go after ISIS in Syria. Continue reading »

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Aug 14

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- The Iraq War Officially Begins (Again): US Troops Prepare For Rollout As US Drones Strike ISIS Positions (ZeroHedge, Aug 13, 2014):

U.S. military officials say an armed American MQ-1 Predator drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. As WaPo reports, the drone attack marks a departure for the U.S. military, which had said previously that drones were flying missions over Iraq only to collect intelligence. No boots hit the ground in the carrying out of this action…

As NBC reports,

An American MQ-1 drone strike took out a firing position that Islamic militants used to target Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, according to the U.S. military.

The military said in a statement that a U.S. drone struck and destroyed an ISIS mortar position at around 7:55 a.m. ET on Tuesday.

The mortar position was firing on Kurdish forces defending members of the Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority who were trying to evacuate the area, U.S. Central command added.

The MQ-1 Predator:

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Update:

  • U.S. SAID TO LAND TROOPS ON MT. SINJAR IN IRAQ, ABC NEWS SAYS

More: Continue reading »

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Aug 14

- The Roots of the Iraq and Syria Wars Go Back More than 60 Years (Washington’s Blog, Aug 13, 2014):

It’s Always Been about Oil and Pipelines

The same issues which drove war and terrorism in the Middle East in the 1930s and 1940s are still driving it today

The best way to see this is to start with today, and work backwards …

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Aug 08

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- President Carter: Israel – Not Hamas – Is to Blame for War (Washington’s Blog, Aug 5, 2014):

Says Failure to Recognize Hamas Is the Core Problem

Jimmy Carter spent a lot of effort brokering peace in the Middle East. Some of his efforts succeeded. Since retiring from the White House, he has worked to try to broker  peace.    So he knows something about the Israeli-Palestinian situation.

President Carter wrote yesterday: Continue reading »

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Aug 03

- ‘Criminal act’: Ban Ki-moon outraged over Israel’s deadly strike on Gaza UN school (RT, Aug 3, 2014)

Related info:

- UNRWA Christopher Gunness breaks down in tears on live TV after attack on UN school in Gaza (Video)

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Aug 03

- Pro-Israel Tory MP condemns ‘disproportionate’ IDF Gaza offensive (RT, Aug 3, 2014)

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Jul 31

Related info:

- The Shocking Reason Putin Isn’t Worried About The $50 Billion Yukos Ruling:

“There is a war coming in Europe,” he said. “Do you really think this matters?”


- Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It (Washington’s Blog, July 30, 2014):

Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War

Paul Craig Roberts – former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, PhD economist – wrote an article yesterday about the build up of hostilities between the U.S. and Russia titled, simply: “War Is Coming”.  In the article, Roberts notes: Continue reading »

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Jul 27

- High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel (Washington’s Blog, July 26, 2014):

“Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims”

In the classic 6th Century B.C. Chinese military strategy treatise – The Art of War -the brilliant military commander Sun Tzu wrote:

It is said that if youknow your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

In other words, knowing your enemy is key to destroying them. Continue reading »

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Jul 26

- Things In The Middle East Are About To Get Much Worse (ZeroHedge, July 24, 2014):

There are major clashes occurring currently in The West Bank tonight as claims of 10s of thousands and Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers. An Israeli army spokeswoman told the AFP news agency, “there are thousands of rioters there. They are rolling burning tyres and throwing Molotov cocktails and fireworks at soldiers and border police… The soldiers are responding with riot disposal means.” Sadly, as the photos below reveal taken moments ago show, things appear set to get very much worse.

 

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Jul 22

- With ISIS Now Controlling 35% Of Syria And Most Of Its Oil Fields, Iraq Issues An Ultimatum To The US (ZeroHedge, July 21, 2014):

Remember when the extremist Al Qaeda spinoff ISIS (or, now known as Islamic State following the formation of its own caliphate in the middle of Iraq and Syria) was still a “thing” two weeks ago? In this case out of sight does not mean out of mind, and while the world has found a new story line to follow in the middle east with the war between Israel and Gaza, now in its 14th day – whenever it is not busy responding to emotional appeals about the MH 17 crash – ISIS has continued to expand and as Al Arabiya reports it “is now in control of 35 percent of the Syrian territory following a string of victories, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.

What’s more troubling is that ISIS holdings now include nearly all of Syria’s oil and gas fields. While these are hardly significant on a global scale, they certainly allow ISIS to preserve its self-sustaining and self-funding status. Continue reading »

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Jul 20

- How Iraq Was Demolished By Washington’s Intervention, Incoherence and Arrogance (Contra Corner, July 18, 2014):

For Americans, it was like the news from nowhere. Years had passed since reporters bothered to head for the country we invaded and blew a hole through back in 2003, the country once known as Iraq that our occupation drove into a never-ending sectarian nightmare. In 2011, the last U.S. combat troops slipped out of the country, their heads “held high,” as President Obama proclaimed at the time, and Iraq ceased to be news for Americans.

So the headlines of recent weeks – Iraq Army collapses! Iraq’s second largest city falls to insurgents! Terrorist Caliphate established in Middle East! – couldn’t have seemed more shockingly out of the blue. Suddenly, reporters flooded back in, the Bush-era neocons who had planned and supported the invasion and occupation were writing op-eds as if it were yesterday, and Iraq was again the story of the moment as the post-post-mortems began to appear and commentators began asking: How in the world could this be happening? Continue reading »

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Jul 09


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This eye opening long documentary film elaborates on the discovery of American media lies by comparing how news are delivered to the US population and to other countries around the world. The film provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the ME zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for example. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites–oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others–work in combination with lsraeIi public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported. Through the voices of scholars, media critics, peace activists, religious figures, and Middle East experts, the documentary carefully analyzes and explains how–through the use of language, framing and context–the lsraeIi occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media, and lsraeIi colonization of the occupied terrorities appears to be a defensive move rather than an offensive one. The documentary also explores the ways that U.S. journalists, for reasons ranging from intimidation to a lack of thorough investigation, have become complicit in carrying out lsraeI’s PR campaign. At its core, the documentary raises questions about the ethics and role of journalism, and the relationship between media and politics.

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Jul 08

Flashback:

Turkish Security Forces Find 2 Kg Cylinder With Sarin Gas Searching Homes Of Syrian Militants From Al-Qaeda Linked Al-Nusra Front

- BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Police Seize 2 Kg SARIN Nerve Gas En Route To SYRIA From Al-Qaeda Linked Al-Nusra Terrorists


- ‘Abandoned’ barrels containing deadly sarin seized in rebel-held Syria (RT, July 8, 2014):

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon informed Security Council members on Monday that two cylinders seized by Syrian government forces in an opposition-held region appeared to contain the deadly nerve agent sarin.

According to the letter dispatched by Ban to the UNSC, on June 14 the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) analyzed the contents of the barrels, reported Reuters. The UN Joint Mission is currently overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles under the umbrella of the OPCW. Continue reading »

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Jul 05

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- Iraq Crisis Made in Israel  (Veterans Today, July 4, 2014):

By Dr. Kevin Barrett

Who is responsible for the disaster in Iraq?

Some blame the US for its calamitous invasion and occupation. Others fault Iraqis, pointing to sectarianism, corruption and incompetence.

But on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inadvertently revealed the truth: The tragedy in Iraq (like similar tragedies in Syria, Libya, Sudan and elsewhere) was made in Israel. All of these countries have been destabilized as part of Israel’s Oded Yinon plan to balkanize the Middle East.

Speaking at a Tel Aviv University think tank, Netanyahu declared Israel’s support for the destruction of Iraq to make way for an independent Kurdish state. Israel “should support the Kurdish aspiration for independence,” Netanyahu announced, celebrating the success of Israel’s plan to ignite sectarian strife in key Middle Eastern countries and set the stage for their fragmentation. Continue reading »

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Jul 04

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Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Reuters)

- ‘They fled like rats’: ISIS snatches key Syrian oilfield from rival militants (RT, July 4, 2014):

ISIS fighters have seized an oilfield on the Syria-Iraq border, snatching it from the control of rival militants. The Pentagon has said while it considers the Iraqi Army capable of defending Baghdad, outside aid may be required to repel the jihadists.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the key oil field in the Deir al-Zor province had fallen under the control of fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) on Thursday.

“ISIS took control of the Al-Omar oil field,”
located north of the strategic town of Mayadin, also under its control since dawn Thursday, said the Observatory.

The group cited an amateur video that was posted on YouTube purporting to show the capture of the oilfield. The footage shows a bearded man who is identified by the cameraman as Commander Hommam boasting that the field was taken without a single shot being fired.

“We took it [the oil field] over without any fighting. They fled like rats,” the commander said, referring to fighters from the Syrian opposition group al-Nusra who had previously been controlling the oilfield. Continue reading »

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Jul 03

- Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 troops at border after alleged Iraqi withdrawal (RT, July 3, 2014):

Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its 800km border with Iraq following an alleged withdrawal of Iraqi border guards amid the ongoing battles against Sunni Islamist militants. Baghdad denied pulling off the guards.

Saudi state-owned news channel Al Arabiya released a video apparently showing Iraqi soldiers saying the government ordered them to retreat from their positions along borders with Syria in the west and Saudi Arabia in the south despite no evident danger. Continue reading »

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Jul 03


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Chris Martenson, who holds a PhD in pathology and an MBA, contends 2008 was just a warm up to a much bigger calamity. Martenson says, “2008 was the shot across the bow, and that’s when our credit experiment broke, and we have been doing everything possible to paper over it since. . . . When you take real stuff out of the ground, you grow food, you take oil out of the ground, you process ore into steel, and you manufacture real things–that’s real wealth. The claims (such as stocks, bonds and currencies) have to be in proportion to the real wealth, and the claims have been growing and growing and growing for so long that they are way out of balance to the real stuff, and the real stuff isn’t growing like it used to. You can see that in the GDP numbers for the U.S. or the world at large. Growth is slowing, slowing, slowing, and the claims are getting larger and larger. This represents a huge and gigantic source of potential energy. There is a gap there and it’s going to get closed. Only one of two things are going to happen: (1) real stuff starts expanding like crazy, or (2) the claims get destroyed. That’s what we are talking about when we talk about a market crash. The claims get destroyed. People get wiped out. The people who don’t get ruined are people safely over in the real wealth already. If you own an unencumbered farm, if you own a productive asset, if you own gold or silver, or if you own your house outright, you are going to be vastly safer than . . . someone who is leveraged and hinged into this other system.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Chris Martenson co-founder of PeakProsperity.com.

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Jul 01

And here is how that will look like:

- ISIS Declares A Caliphate; Crucifies 9 Syrian Rebels For Being ‘Too Moderate’


- ISIS declares creation of Islamic state in Middle East, ‘new era of international jihad’ (RT, June 29/30, 2014):

ISIS jihadists have declared the captured territories from Iraq’s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo a new Islamic State – a ‘caliphate.’ They removed ‘Iraq and the Levant’ from their name and urged other radical Sunni groups to pledge their

ISIS announced that it should now be called ‘The Islamic State’ and declared its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as “the caliph” of the new state and “leader for Muslims everywhere,” the radical Sunni militant group said in an audio recording distributed online on Sunday. Continue reading »

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Jun 26

- The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN (Washington’s Blog, June 26, 2014):

Neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz planned regime change in Iraq more than 20 years ago … in 1991.

But the goal wasn’t just regime change (or oil).  The goal was to break up the country, and to do away with the sovereignty of Iraq as a separate nation.

The Guardian noted in 2003:

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt predicted devastating consequences for the Middle East if Iraq is attacked. “We fear a state of disorder and chaos may prevail in the region,” he said. Continue reading »

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Jun 21

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- The U.S. Trained Terrorist Group ISIS in 2012  (Veterans Today, June 20, 2014):

“The U.S. will for decades be reaping the whirlwind of its incompetent and insanely stupid ‘divide and conquer’ plan in the Muslim World.”
- Jack D. Douglas, former sociologist at the University of California

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Trouble is still brewing in Iraq, and the neoconservatives are once again on the front line saying that we ought to “liberate” the country by sending more troops and attacking the Frankensteinian terrorist monster (ISIS) they themselves had helped create. Saddam, those neoconservatives told us, was the new Hitler on the block and had to go.[1]

In the end, the neoconservatives powerfully used the strategy of fear to bleed America in 2003. As intellectuals, they knew pretty well that fear can be used as a weapon in the culture war. Once they walked into a radio station or started writing in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other Zionist media outlets, they started creating fear in the hearts of the vast majority of Americans. You could hear their voices as if they were basically saying:

“Saddam is under bed; he’s outside your window; he’s in your secret closet; he’s hiding in the wardrobe; he’s at the shopping mall; he’s going to come out soon; watch out!”

If you think this is an exaggeration, read Mersheimer and Walt’s The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.

But since Saddam is dead, the neoconservatives have invented countless new Hitlers all over the Middle East and elsewhere in order to propagate perpetual wars. Continue reading »

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Jun 21

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- Russia Reignites The Proxy War: Putin Offers “Complete Support” To Iraq Prime Minister Scorned By Obama (ZeroHedge, June 20, 2014):

Two days ago, before it was formalized that the US tacitly, if not explicitly, now supports the removal of the Iraqi Prime Minister whom it itself had helped elect, we summarized the geopolitical tensions and “national interests” in Iraq, which is shaping up to be a proxy war that makes last year’s Syrian escapade pale by comparison, as follows:

The situation in Iraq, already a jumble of domestic sectarian violence, is now pitting virtually all major (and regional) international players against each other as well. There is: Continue reading »

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Jun 20

- The End Of Anglo-American Hegemony (Veterans Today, June 19, 2014):

 As Western dependence on Third World resources has increased, it has become increasingly necessary for the international bankers and their corporations to include local elite cliques in their capital accumulation schemes, making a small group of local people extremely wealthy so that this group will cooperate in selling local resources cheaply to the West.

Oligarchs and their fascist gendarmes having seized Ukraine, Islamist ISIS rebels have now retaken cities in Iraq. The BRIC nations – led by the now-evil-once-again Mr. Putin – busy themselves preparing for the ongoing unraveling of the Anglo-American financial empire.   The Rothschild/Rockefeller banking/energy/arms/drugs oligopoly which has enslaved humankind and decimated planet Earth for the last few centuries is coming apart at the seams.  The arrogance and stupidity of the self-proclaimed “illuminated ones”, who operate their matrix from the City of London, is being writ large for all to see.

Continue reading »

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Jun 17

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Iraq Breaks Down, Oil Surges – The Context Underlying The Growing Crisis (Peak Prosperity,, June 16, 2014):

The situation in Iraq is serious, and is probably going to get worse before it gets better. The potential for this recent action to morph into a regional conflict is very high. That that means that oil could go a lot higher, and if it does, we can expect the odds of a global economic recession and an attendant financial crisis to go up considerably from here. Continue reading »

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Jun 17

- What US Veterans Say About The Iraq Fiasco: “When I Left In 2009, I Said In 5 Years There’ll Be A Civil War” (ZeroHedge, June 16, 2014):

With Iraq having succumbed to sectarian violence worse than anything observed in recent history, which accordint to many was merely exacerbated by US neocon ambitions to feed the ravenous military industrial complex, one can easily discard the opinion of all those on both sides of the argument – first those who said a US intervention was critical, as well as those who demanded a pull out. In fact, the only person who has preserved any credibility, and has not been “surprised” by the recent developments – is the man who said to never get involved in the first place – Ron Paul.

But what about those who were tasked with implementing US foreign policy, flawed as it may have been: America’s veteran troops. Continue reading »

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Jun 16

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Video: Interview With US General Wesley Clark (Ret.): US Government Planned To ‘Take Out 7 Countries In 5 Years’: ‘Starting With Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan And Finishing Off Iran’

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Jun 08

H/t reader squodgy:

“Is this Democracy?”


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- Bashar Assad wins Syria presidential election with 88.7% of vote (Pakalert Press, June 5, 2014):

Bashar Assad has won a landslide victory in the Syrian presidential poll with 88.7 percent of the vote. This will secure him a third seven-year term in office amidst a bloody civil war, which stemmed from protests against his rule.

I declare the victory of Dr Bashar Hafez Assad as president of the Syrian Arab Republic with an absolute majority of the votes cast in the election,” parliament speaker Mohammad Laham said in a televised address from his office in the Syrian parliament.

A total of 10.2 million people voted for Assad. The voter turnout stood at 73.42 percent. No violations have been reported, Syria’s Higher Judicial Committee for Elections said as quoted by SANA news agency.

Syrian officials said the result was a vindication of Assad’s three-year campaign against those fighting to get rid of him. Continue reading »

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Jun 08

H/t reader suodgy:

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While all eyes are on the Ukraine, and as the world ascertains the global fallout of the Crimean crisis, the situation in Syria should generate the most concern for the international community.

Today in Syria, al-Qaeda is regaining a strong foothold in the region. Meanwhile, the US military efforts and the actions of our global and regional allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are working against the mission of the “war on terror” and adding to the destabilization of Syria which could lead to the destabilization the entire Middle East.

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