While some have argued that President Obama and his folly-prone foreign policy debacle is the laughing stock of the world, it seems, as DefenseNews reports, that the Iraqi military is directly mocking America. Just a day after defense secretary Ash Carter accused them of cowardice, an umbrella group for mostly Shiite militia and volunteer fighters, Hashed al-Shaabi, said it had dubbed a military campaign to cut off the Islamic State group in Anbar province as “Operation Labaik ya Hussein,” which roughly translates as “We are at your service, Hussein.”
China has unveiled a new defense strategy to boost its naval capability and said it will now shift from “territorial air defense” to both “defense and offense.” Beijing also slammed its neighbors for their “provocative actions” on its “reefs and islands.”
The white paper China’s military strategy was issued by the State Council on Tuesday, signaling ambitions for greater naval presence in the region where tensions are rising over disputed territories in the South China Sea. Continue reading »
Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a reference towards Russia, Schindler wrote “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” Let that sink in.”
So who is John Schindler? As a ten-year veteran of the NSA, he was in the news a bit more when Snowden was making frequent headlines. He used to be a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, and is currently a frequent contributor to Business Insider. According to his biography on Business Insider, he used to teach classes on security, strategy, intelligence, and terrorism, and he has “collaborated closely with other government agencies who would probably prefer he didn’t mention them.” It’s safe to say that Schindler probably brushes shoulders with high-ranking officials from time to time, so his tweet should be taken seriously. Continue reading »
Just to confirm that if the US had hoped it could threaten Beijing into submission and force the Politburo into curbing its expanionist appetit, it was dead wrong, the nationalist Global Times, a paper owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, said in a Monday editorial that war was “inevitable” between China and the United States unless Washington stopped demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway.
Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view in 1933: “War is just a racket… our soldiers died for secret agendas of which they knew nothing. Capitalists hid their self-interests behind the flag, and our boys died for the One Percent’s bottom line. Our Soldiers Died for the Profits of the Bankers.” It appears 82 years later – nothing has changed.
From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago, on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight to beheading YouTube clip” purpose behind the Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic State was a simple one: use the Jihadists as the vehicle of choice to achieve a political goal: depose of Syria’s president Assad, who for years has stood in the way of a critical Qatari natural gas pipeline, one which could dethrone Russia as Europe’s dominant – and belligerent – source of energy, reaching an interim climax with the unsuccessful Mediterranean Sea military build up of 2013, which nearly resulted in quasi-world war.
There’s trouble brewing in The South China Sea, where Beijing has been using “scores of dredgers” to turn reefs into islands in the Spratly archipelago. Atop the new islands, China has been busy building things like cement plants and 10,000 foot airstrips capable of landing fighter jets and surveillance aircraft.
China shares contested waters in the area with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan, and the US has made it all too clear that China’s reclamation efforts constitute an unacceptable attempt to “use sheer size and muscle to force countries into subordinate positions.” That, along with reports that Washington is looking into options for countering China’s island-building project, set up a contentious scenario that culminated in Beijing advising the US to “refrain from provocative action” in the area.
Having thus set the stage, we bring you the following clip which shows what happens when US spy planes come a little too close to China’s newly created military outposts.
As Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly remains in military custody for criticizing Trident nuclear safety procedures, an ex-Navy sailor who backs many of his allegations has spoken at length to RT.
Euan Bryson, 25, served in Britain’s Royal Navy for 4 1/2 years as a communications and IT specialist. Among his leading roles were positions onboard the UK’s ex-Royal Navy flagships HMS Ark Royal and HMS illustrious.
The former sailor also served at the Faslane nuclear submarine base where McNeilly was working before publishing his 18-page report, which argued that the Trident nuclear program posed serious safety and security risks to Britain. Continue reading »
“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” — H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), Journalist
My view of Jade Helm is that it is a major psy-op wrapped into a large-scale military drill that could go live to martial law at any moment. One objective is to domestically assemble huge amounts of equipment and arms, which are now showing up in unusual places.
In Jade Helm regions nationally, the psy-op objective is to draw out and identify “problematic” individuals who are suspicious of the operation. This would include local police and military who may not cooperate. It’s called Human Domain Analytics, which gathers intelligence data community by community. Some percentage of profiled individuals could then be extracted under martial law.
Included in this is online activity. Once military martial law is implemented, the Internet will be subjected to a kill switch designed to take down websites, such as the one you are reading now. You will then be kept completely in the dark.
One politician leading this attack on free speech and civil liberties is newly reelected U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. This tyrant is proposing a slew of restrictions against loosely defined “extremists” and other boogeymen. Included among them are truthers who scrutinize false-flag events, such as 9/11, Charlie Hebdo and anything else the crime syndicate has in mind. Obama tries to come across as more balanced, but in reality he is decoy and a snake.
Jade Helm also employs a psy-op called the “little boy who cried wolf”. This effectively hurts the credibility of those who speak out to warn against the defacto militarization and the implementation of U.S. martial law. After the clarion callers are shown to be wrong about the timing of the bad wolf a few times, the hammer suddenly comes down.
There are several events to look for in a Jade Helm ribbon-cutting. Since the targets of the op are domestic, you are likely to see a few hoaxes and false flags centered around “right-wing extremists” or “white supremacists.”
At the same time, there may be a surge in agit-prop, agent-provocateur, “burn baby burn” outbreaks in urban areas this summer around the U.S. The ongoing and underreported epidemic of black-mob violence and knock-out games (see) may actually start to be reported by the cabal media with the intent of inciting a reaction from white people who could then be tagged as “racist.”
Jade Helm supposedly doesn’t begin until July 15, but in the a meantime Urban Assault Drill Op-Con 2022 is already underway in Arizona. Notice the rough treatment volunteers received in this clip.
Jade Helm goes live in conjunction with a ramp up of racial urban unrest. I think the other trigger will be some kind of financial-market swoon or crash, followed by a Super Depression. Although the latter has some cry-wolf, head-fake elements, it is also baked-in and inevitable. Once the real deal arrives, Jade Helm will unfold rapidly. There is a focus on the July 15 to Sept. 15 operation period, but don’t rule out a trigger just prior to or after those dates.
On April 26 Russia’s main national TV station, Rossiya 1, featured President Vladimir Putin in a documentary to the Russian people on the events of the recent period including the annexation of Crimea, the US coup d’etat in Ukraine, and the general state of relations with the United States and the EU. His words were frank. And in the middle of his remarks the Russian former KGB chief dropped a political bombshell that was known by Russian intelligence two decades ago.
Putin stated bluntly that in his view the West would only be content in having a Russia weak, suffering and begging from the West, something clearly the Russian character is not disposed to. Then a short way into his remarks, the Russian President stated for the first time publicly something that Russian intelligence has known for almost two decades but kept silent until now, most probably in hopes of an era of better normalized Russia-US relations. Continue reading »
Drone footage captured over 37,000 protesters rallying at Okinawa’s Cellular Stadium in Naha City, Sunday, protesting the US military presence on the island and the current plans for the expansion of US Marine base ‘Camp Schwab.’
Mainstream media reporting on the controversy over the Jade Helm 15 military exercises, set to take place over eight weeks across several U.S. states, was primarily about characterizing and demonizing Texans concerned about the exercises as backwater, paranoid rednecks with wild fantasies about an imminent government takeover. While exercises like these will always cause the imagination of some to run amok, the key point here is this: concerns that U.S. military exercises will be used to exert more power over states is not a fringe view.
“The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? It was inevitable that the Obama administration’s lies, misstatements and betrayals would create a backlash... High-level lying nevertheless remains the modus operandi of US policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no.”
– Seymour Hersh
The last time famed US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh made news in the global media was with his massive, 5000-word expose from December of 2013 “Whose sarin?” revealing the true motives behind the Syrian near-war of 2013 including what we had said from the very beginning: the very professionally created YouTube clips showing the consequences of what was said to have been an Assad poison gas attack, were nothing but a fake (subsequent reports identified the propaganda source as Rami Abdul Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, whose entire operation has been funded by an unidentified European country.) Continue reading »