- The U.S. Trained Terrorist Group ISIS in 2012 (Veterans Today)
- The U.S. Trained Terrorist Group ISIS in 2012 (Veterans Today)
- Wow. China’s Reaction: America Is A “Disgusting Thief Spying Over His Neighbor’s Fence” (Sovereign Man, Aug 23, 2014):
Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island.
A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression.
There was no mention as to why a US surveillance plane was just off the Chinese coast to begin with. They’re just playing the victim… and rather loudly at that. Continue reading »
- 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.
- ‘I regret Russian aid convoy issue became highly-politicized’ – UN humanitarian chief (RT, Aug 23, 2014):
The UN recognizes the dire situation in east Ukraine, and underlines the importance of avoiding politicizing humanitarian issues, as happened with the Russian aid convoy, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos told RT.
The situation in east Ukraine, where fighting between the Kiev troops and militia continues, is deteriorating, Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said in an interview with RT Saturday.
“We are very concerned that the situation is getting worse because the fighting has not stopped. In the east, where the fighting continues, we still have a lot of people in need of humanitarian aid,” she said. Continue reading »
With no Instagram #selfie image or YouTube clip as proof (yet), The White House issued a statement proclaiming that today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks forced their way into Ukraine… and that Russia has no right to send vehicles, persons, or cargo of any kind into Ukraine, whether under the guise of humanitarian convoys or any other pretext, without the express permission of the government of Ukraine. Furthermore, the actions “only amplifies international concerns about Russia’s true intentions…for which it will bear additional consequences.” If that sternly-worded email was not enough, President Obam took time away from the course on Martha’s Vineyard to chat with Angela Merkel and then issued a joint statement somewhat sheepishly noting that this is “further provocation” and represents a “dangerous escalation.”
- New Bill In Congress Would Ban Private Citizens From Owning Body Armor (Economic Collapse, Aug 21, 2014):
A new law that has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives “would prohibit the sale, transfer or possession of military-level body armor by civilians”. In other words, private citizens all over the entire nation would be permanently banned from owning body armor if this bill gets passed and signed into law. The bill that I am talking about is H.R. 5344 (The Responsible Body Armor Possession Act), and you can view the proposed legislation for yourself right here. The driving force behind this new law is Democrat Mike Honda from California. To Honda, it doesn’t matter that large numbers of very responsible Americans have purchased body armor to protect themselves and their families in a society that is rapidly decaying. Instead, it makes perfect sense to Honda to ban body armor because “access to military-grade body armor emboldens criminals and mass shooters to act.” And Honda wants to make possession of body armor a criminal offense with a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. This is absolutely crazy, and it is yet another example of the “police state mentality” that is so prevalent among our politicians these days.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. Willy Wimmer, the former State Secretary of the Minister of Defence of Germany, joins RT for analysis of the joint statements by the leaders of both countries.
- Pentagon Demands Russia Remove Convoy “Immediately” As NYT Reports Russians Firing Artillery In Ukraine (ZeroHedge, Aug 22, 2014):
UPDATE: Official Russian denial – no YouTube – *CHURKIN: NO PROOF OF RUSSIAN ARTILLERY IN UKRAINE
The Russian military has moved artillery units manned by Russian personnel inside Ukrainian territory in recent days and is using them to fire at Ukrainian forces, New York Times reported, citing NATO officials. The Russian move, NYTimes reports, represents a significant escalation of the Kremlin’s involvement in the fighting there and comes as a convoy of Russian trucks with humanitarian provisions has crossed into Ukrainian territory without Kiev’s permission. The US is now getting involved, as WSJ reports,
- Pentagon calls on Russia to ‘Remove Vehicles Immediately’ From Ukraine
- Kirby says “very concerned” by Russian convoy in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Security Service chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko said the move amounted to a “direct invasion,” and The Pentagon has warned “failure to [remove its vehicles] will result in further costs and isolation.” Continue reading »
- Do we have a “medical Edward Snowden?” (Jon Rappoport, Aug 20, 2014):
Update: US Congressman stonewalled by the CDC:
As I get ready to post this article, I have a reply to a request I made to Florida Congressman Bill Posey. I asked for a statement regarding the growing charge that the CDC is covering up an autism-vaccine connection. Here is what Congressman Posey has to say on this subject:
“When it comes to our children, we must make sure that any intervention is as safe as possible, including vaccinations. Scientific integrity is a key component to giving that assurance. I will continue to press for a full understanding of the evidence in this situation. The CDC has refused for more than six months to hand over documents I requested concerning this issue. That is not the type of response we expect from our government.”
Congressman stonewalled. He asked the CDC for data and the CDC refused. Refusal=something to hide.
Why else would the CDC ignore Posey’s request? What right does the CDC have to conceal data about vaccines and autism? Continue reading »
- Chuck Hagel Goes Full Fearmonger: “ISIS Poses Greater Threat Than 9/11, Prepare For Everything” (ZeroHedge, Aug 21, 2014):
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talks about the “imminent threat” ISIS poses to the US and the World.. .and pulls no punches in his total fearmongery…“ISIL poses a threat greater than 9/11. ISIL is as sophisticated and well funded as any group we have seen. They’re beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology with a sophisticated strategic and tactical military prowess and they’re tremendously well-funded. This is way beyond anything we have seen. We must prepare for everything. Get Ready!“ Time for some QE-funded deficit-busting war spending… Continue reading »
- Congress Proposes Law Banning Body Armor In The Land Of The Free (Sovereign Man, Aug 21, 2014):
By the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin became the unchallenged leader of the Soviet Union after having eliminated his opposition.
He topped it off in 1929 by serving a decisive blow to anyone that would dare to oppose him by outlawing private gun ownership in the country.
From that year on until 1953 when Stalin died, it’s estimated that more than 20 million Soviet citizens that were seen as a threat to the country’s leadership.
People were rounded up and either murdered outright, or sent to infamous gulag labor camps.
Stalin is an extreme case. But history is ripe with examples of governments which disarm their citizens, only to engage in serious oppression afterwards.
Communist China. Nazi Germany. Cambodia. Guatemala. Uganda. The list goes on and on. Pacification of the citizens is almost always a prerequisite to totalitarianism.
There have been a lot of attempts to disarm, or at least partially disarm, people in the US throughout history as well.
Each time there’s a major shooting somewhere, the chant to ban firearms grows louder.
But the latest proposal is especially telling.
H.R. 5344 is a bill currently going through Congress that would ban the purchase of body armor.
Violation would carry CRIMINAL penalties, including up to ten years in prison. Continue reading »
- Obamacare Is A Disaster For Businesses, Philly Fed Finds (ZeroHedge, Aug 21, 2014):
Remember all those allegations that Obamacare would be an unmitigated disaster for businesses, especially smaller companies? Well, now we have proof.
As the Philly Fed, which mysteriously soared at the headline level even as the vast majority of its components tumbled, reported moments ago, “in special questions this month, firms were asked qualitative questions about the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how, if at all, they are making changes to their employment and compensation, including benefits.”
What the survey found was very disturbing: not only did businesses report that as a result of Obamacare the number of workers they employ is lower than higher (18.2% vs 3.0%), that there has been an increase in part time jobs (18.2% higher vs 1.5% lower), leading to a big increase in outsourcing and most importantly, Obamacare costs are being largely passed on to customers (28.8% reporting higher vs 0.0% lower), the punchline was that while there is basically no change in the number of employees covered (17.6% higher vs 14.7% lower and 67.6% unchanged), there has been a big jump in Premiums, Deductibles, Out-of-pocket maximums, and Copays, which has been “matched” by a far greater reduction in the range of medical coverage and the size of the network.
In short a disaster. Continue reading »
- Half Of All Americans Live With Someone Dependent On Government Benefits (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):
More Americans than ever before are tapping government benefits. As WSJ reports,nearly half of Americans, 49.5%, lived in a household where at least one person was receiving some type of government benefit. Over the last few years, the number has mostly risen from more people turning to programs designed to help the poor, such as food stamps, Medicaid (the health-insurance program for the poor and disabled) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, commonly known as welfare. Welcome to Cloward-Piven’s socialist America… or as some might say “Mission Accomplished.”
- It’s Official: “We Are All Terrorists Now” (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):
On the heels of the gruesome and disgraceful ISIS clip of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The UK’s Scotland Yard, according to The Guardian, warned the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating the video within the UK might constitute a criminal offence under terrorism legislation. In other words – ‘if you watch terrorism, you’re also a terrorist’. Continue reading »
Everyone who is not us is the enemy and should be branded as infidel. This seems to be the prevailing ideology of the extreme Takfiri terrorists known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Their aim is said to be the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate. Shias, Christians, Sunnis, Yazidies, and whomsoever who dares to question them or raise his voice of dissent are persecuted under their highly distorted version of Islamic Sharia. Gruesome beheadings, crucifixions and mass executions are openly carried out under their iconic black flag which is more like a modern day equivalent of a Jolly Roger. At times, it seems like their victims are whoever who is unlucky enough to be in their path during their killing sprees. And yet they know how to manipulate social media and have succeeded in brainwashing some to join them in their “fight for justice”.
To learn who these people are, what they are fighting for, and who funds them, PRESS TV goes deep into their camps and brings you face to face interviews and exclusive footage. Many of those who were initially infatuated by the group’s promise of justice seem to be horrified and utterly disillusioned today.
- The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S. (Washington’s Blog, Aug 20, 2014):
Founders Versus Ferguson …
Former Congressman – and Cleveland mayor – Dennis Kucinich wrote a must-read post yesterday:
The Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, was a catalyst toward the American Revolution. Five civilians were killed by the British soldiers. The Declaration of Independence, in condemning the offenses against liberty by George III, stated:
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
- For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us
- For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states
Indeed, the top expert on the militarization of America’s police forces – Washington Post writer Radley Balko, who has testified to Congress and written books on the subject – confirms that the Founders would have seen the militarized police as an unconstitutional standing army: Continue reading »
- Trampling on Coal Country families (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):
“Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned,” says Paul Driessen.
As President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency continue waging war on coal, oil and gas – it is families in Coal Country, USA that are being hammered hardest.
“States that mine coal or use it to generate affordable electricity for homes, hospitals and factories are losing jobs, facing widespread power plant closures, and seeing their electricity prices climb higher and higher. The effects on people’s health and welfare grow steadily worse, but are ignored by EPA, which is fixated on “preventing dangerous manmade climate change,” at any cost. Continue reading »
- Hard Proof of Photo Staging in Ferguson Riot Hoax (NODISINFO, Aug 19, 2014):
The proof is now beyond reproach. The entire constellation of events which occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, is a pre-planned hoax and scam. Nothing about the riots and/or police brutality shooting is seemingly real. The proof against the arch-criminal elements behind this staging – this element of the hoax – is now absolutely confirmed. It is confirmed by a single photograph. It is the photograph of the African-American man on the scooter with the gun aimed upwards.
It doesn’t look like much of a gun, almost like a BB gun. Regardless, that is not the issue. Note how he is looking directly at the camera. Moreover, what is a cameraman doing there taking such a shot? Moreover, why aren’t the police arresting this man, that is for theft?
- US, West pressure ICC not to probe Israel crimes: Report (PressTV, Aug 18, 2014):
The United States and some other Western countries are reportedly exerting significant pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prevent an investigation into Israel’s war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to The Guardian on Monday, Palestinians had demanded that the court in The Hague examine Israel’s war crimes based on a Palestinian request in 2009. However, The Guardian reported that due to US pressure, the ICC is divided on whether it should launch an investigation.
According to the report, the UK and France, which are both among the biggest contributors to the ICC budget, also try to prevent investigations into war crimes committed by Israel. Continue reading »
- How Much Does It Cost America To Blow Up American Weapons? (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2014):
As many have observed since Obama launched his own personal Iraq war, there is something rather farcical about the latest US intervention in the middile east, namely that US weapons are being used to destroy US weapons, captured by and in possession of ISIS jihadists. As Reuters summarizes the situation, rather poetically, “Islamic State’s captured an enormous amount of U.S. weaponry, originally intended for the rebuilt Iraqi Army. You know — the one that collapsed in terror in front of the Islamic State, back when they were just ISIL? The ones who dropped their uniforms, and rifles and ran away?They left behind the bigger equipment, too, including M1 Abrams tanks (about $6 million each), 52 M198 Howitzer cannons ($527,337), and MRAPs (about $1 million) similar to the ones in use in Ferguson.”
In other words US taxpayers are now paying for military missions, in which US taxpayer paid-for warplans and missiles are used to blow up other US taxpayer paid-for tanks, artillery, MRAPs, and various other weapons of death. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy.
Why Andrew Breitbart, Michael Hastings and Tom Clancy were Murdered. Garrow: Breitbart’s ‘Big Mouth’ Got Him, Michael Hastings & Tom Clancy All Killed By President Obama.
Photo taken at Jacob Rothschild’s Waddesdon manor, a Renaissance-style chateau in the undulating hills of Buckinghamshire:
- National Guard Sent To Ferguson After Night Of “Molotov Cocktails, Shootings, Looting And Vandalism “ (ZeroHedge, Aug 18, 2014):
After three consecutive days of rioting and looting in Ferguson, MO, despite a second night of curfews which was honored by few if any, Missouri’s governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the violent suburb to “restore calm” after authorities forcibly dispersed yet another crowd overnight. Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying the U.S. state militia, saying demonstrators had thrown Molotov cocktails and shot at police as well as a civilian, a description of the night’s events diverging widely from some eyewitness accounts. State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a late night news briefing: “Molotov cocktails were thrown, there were shootings, looting, vandalism and other acts of violence that clearly appear not to have been spontaneous.
- Ferguson Curfew Cancelled As National Guard Arrives; Holder Demands To “Remove The Damn Tanks” (ZeroHedge, Aug 18, 2014):
The Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave “no heads up” to the White House before deploying The National Guard and has now made another abrupt decision as The National Guard closes in on Ferguson:
- *NIXON’S CALL TO HALT CURFEW TONIGHT MADE IN E-MAILED STATEMENT
We presume when there are military tanks rolling through the streets of a town, there is no need for the actual implementation of a curfew… This once again rubs the administration’s nose in it as AG Holder’s comments from last week hang in the air: “get those damned tanks out of there.”
The neighborhood has been under a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew the past two days, after Nixon declared a state of emergency. That has now changed… Continue reading »
Fukushima Accident — Contamination of the environment, IRSN (French government experts on nuclear and radiation risks, under the Ministries of Defense, the Environment, Industry, Research, and Health):
At 8:00 in — ”Consequences for the rest of the world’ — “The atmospheric dispersion of the plume affected [...] the Northern Hemisphere. Radioactive pollutants reached North America on March 16.”
- Cesium-137 levels in 2010: 0.000001 mBq/m³ of Cs-137 (blue writing)
- Cesium-137 levels in Mar. 2011: 1 to 10 mBq/m³ in Western U.S. (orange plume)
- Cs-137 levels increased 1,000,000 – 10,000,000 times after Fukushima
- Obama Putting Vacation On Hold, Returning To Washington For “Unspecified Meetings” (ZeroHedge, Aug, 17, 2014):
Earlier we joked that “it is rumored, although unlikely, that a city devolving into a state of emergency and actual curfew, will be enough for the president to take a break from his golf game and make a teleprompted statement later today.” Just a few short hours later, in a stunning development and in what may well be a first for the president, Obama announced he planned to take a break in the middle of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and return to Washington on Sunday night for “unspecified meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers.”
According to CBS “The White House has been cagey about why the president needs to be back in Washington for those discussions. Part of the decision appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many foreign and domestic crises.”
Well, he is. But one wonders if the president taking a break from taking a break will fix everything overnight. If Obama was indeed serious about fixing things, instead he should have announced that he was staying on the Vineyard for the next two years.
More from CBS:
Those crises turned the first week of Obama’s vacation into a working holiday. He made on-camera statements on U.S. military action in Iraq and the clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. He called foreign leaders to discuss the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, as well as between Israel and Hamas.”
“I think it’s fair to say there are, of course, ongoing complicated situations in the world, and that’s why you’ve seen the president stay engaged,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.
Obama is scheduled to return to Martha’s Vineyard on Tuesday and stay through next weekend.
Even though work has occupied much of Obama’s first week on vacation, he still found plenty of time to golf, go to the beach with his family and go out to dinner on the island.
He also attended a birthday party for Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan’s wife, where he spent time with former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
So… futures open limit up in a few hours as the algos price in even more global destruction and resulting monetary “stimulus”?