- 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 »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Terrorism, U.K., U.S.
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.
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Barack Obama, Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Syria, Terrorism, U.S.
- Four Moscow McDonalds shut by Russian consumer watchdog (RT, Aug 20, 2014):
Russia’s consumer watchdog has shut down four McDonald’s restaurants in central Moscow – including the first-ever outlet in the country – over “administrative violations.” More of the company 430 Russian franchises are under investigation.
“Multiple violations of sanitary norms were detected in the sourcing of food and waste disposal in McDonald’s restaurants during inspections carried out between the 18th and 20th of August,” said an official statement from the watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor. Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, McDonald's, Politics, Russia
- Russia Forces Its Popular Bloggers to Register — Or Else (Bloomberg, Aug 19, 2014):
Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking names. Potentially thousands.
The former KGB colonel, concerned with how social media can be used to undermine his authority, this month expanded his regulation of media to the blogosphere, requiring those with at least 3,000 daily readers to register their real names and contact information. So far, about 580 bloggers in Russia have applied to register with the country’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor.
The government says this is needed so it can remove inaccurate or defamatory information on the Internet. But some bloggers fear it will limit free speech, allow Putin to close down blogs he doesn’t like and give him an excuse to block sites such as Twitter in the future.
The total number of bloggers who are required to register may be several thousand. Roskomnadzor may shut down the accounts of those who don’t follow the new rule. Roskomnadzor sent Eduard Limonov and Boris Akunin, who are known for their opposition to the government, requests to register their blogs, according to the daily newspaper Izvestia. Continue reading »
Tags: Bloggers, Blogs, Global News, Government, Internet, Law, Politics, Russia
- Our ‘Enemies’ in Ukraine Speak (Washington’s Blog, Aug 20, 2014):
America’s ‘news’ media do not let the victims of Ukraine’s civil war — the people who are dying and being driven out from the southeastern regions of that country by the new Ukrainian Government — speak, and tell their story. Scenes will therefore be posted below from an admittedly overlong amateur video from southeastern Ukraine, in which they have been allowed to tell their story. This is being done here since U.S. ‘news’ media apparently don’t consider it something that you would want to know, and since you should be allowed to judge for yourself whether it is or not, and to judge why it’s not being reported on the ‘news’ sources that our ‘democracy’ offers to ‘inform’ America’s public about public affairs. It is also being done because these still photos from the documentary summarize this over-long documentary’s important narrative. You are welcomed to click onto the link above to see the entire 82-minute documentary.
Tags: Global News, Government, Military, Politics, Ukraine
- 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 »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Military, Obama administration, Police State, Politics, Society, U.S.
- EU farmers complain €125mn compensation is just drop in the ocean (RT, Aug 20, 2014):
The €125 million in emergency EU support to its food producers may not be enough to cover the damage, as some estimates have it more than a hundred times higher.
On Monday, the European Commission announced €125 million in emergency funding for European farmers hit by the Russian trade ban. Continue reading »
Tags: Agriculture, Economy, EU, Europe, Farmers, Global News, Politics, Russia
- Switzerland to EU: We don’t want to sidestep Russian food ban (RT, Aug 20, 2014):
Switzerland has said it will not re-export European agricultural products to Russia that now can’t get access to the country’s market.
“We have had requests from European countries, including the producers of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat, but we didn’t give permission to have their products imported to Switzerland and then exported to Russia,” as ITAR-TASS quotes Jurg Jordi, a spokesman at the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture. Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Politics, Russia, Switzerland
- 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 »
Tags: Climate Change, Economy, Global News, Global Warming, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
- The U.S. Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC (Sabbah Report, Aug 18, 2014):
The majority of the American people believe — due to a corporate mass media-induced blinkered naivety — that they are governed by their elected representatives in Congress which in reality is more akin to a Knesset serving the interests of war criminal Israeli Zionists rather than the interests of the God, peace, and gun-loving American people. While it is sometimes alleged that the the National Rifle Association, or NRA — supported by smaller groups such as the Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership — is the most powerful lobbying group in the U.S., it is nowhere near as influential as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) whose leverage extends over far more areas of U.S. government policy. Continue reading »
Tags: AIPAC, Global News, Government, Israel, Mossad, Politics, Terrorism, U.S., Zionism
- Ferguson Cop Points Gun At Protesters And Press, Screams “I Will F***ing Kill You”, Has Been “Relocated” (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):
In the aftermath of recent violent events and now that even the US Attorney General has arrived, one would assume that the Ferguson police had at least some “sensitivity” training about how to approach protesters, especially those “armed” with cameras. Not in this case. The footage below out of Ferguson shows a police officer pointing his gun directly at protesters and reporters while screaming “I’m going to f***ing kill you!”
Tags: Global News, Government, Police State, Politics, Society, U.S.
- ISIS Beheads Captured American Journalist, Threatens To Kill Another (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2014):
An American journalist, James Foley who was previously held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces for six weeks in Libya, was captured again in 2012 in Syria by – at the time ‘unidentified’ gunmen – which we now know was ISIS. James Foley – a freelance reporter from Boston – was kidnapped Thanksgiving Day 2012. We now know the sad ending of this young man’s life. In the following shocking clip just released from ISIS, Foley explains – at the point of a blade – “I call on my friends, family members and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government” – and is then gruesomely beheaded. In the last few minutes, the captor shows another poor soul. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Iraq, ISIL, ISIS, James Foley, Journalism, Politics, Terrorism, U.S.
- Gov’t: Radiation level 60 km from Fukushima plant is as high as the most contaminated areas in Chernobyl — “Fukushima far exceeded any crisis previously encountered” — “A risk of destruction of the society” — Expert: “It’s unprecedented in scale and duration” (VIDEOS) (ENENews, Aug 18, 2014):
Dr. Jacques Repussard, Director General of France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), May 15, 2014 (emphasis added): To deal with the remaining issue of the contaminated water [Tepco should] limit, or even finalize, the underground leak into the sea of heavily contaminated water. >> Watch the interview here
Tim Deere-Jones, UK-based marine radioactivity consultant (pdf), ‘Fukushima Marine Radioactivity Issues‘, August 2013: The current operating marine environmental monitoring regimes in the relevant sea area are focusing on a very small number of radionuclides, principally caesium, iodine and strontium. These represent less than 10% of the total inventory of nuclides… I can see no justification for refusing to investigate the concentrations of approximately 90% of the radioactive material (all of which are capable of contaminating environmental media and delivering doses of radioactivity to wildlife and human populations)… there can be little doubt that a range of other isotopes including actinides/alpha emitters (probably 4 or 5 isotopes of plutonium, 3 of Uranium, and also Americium and Curium) will also have been released and entered into the marine environment. Continue reading »
Tags: Chernobyl, Environment, Fukushima, Global News, Government, Japan, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Politics, Radiation, Science
- U.S. military aid to Israel exceeds $100 billion (Haaretz):
Does suspension of missile deal mean trouble in relations with U.S., or is it just a tap on the wing?
The United States of America is Israel’s big brother and really loves us. Israel does not have and apparently will not have another friend like it. According to a recent Congress report, Israel is the country that has received more cumulative American aid than any other country since the end of World War II.
Since it began in 1962, American military aid to Israel has amounted to nearly $100 billion. For the past decades the United States has been regularly transferring aid of about $3 billion annually. In recent years, the aid has been solely for defense purposes. Additionally, the U.S. has been giving Israel generous military aid for projects that are important both to it and to Israel. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Israel, Military, Politics, U.S.
- 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?
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
- Fake Ebola Deaths Used to Promote Sales of Experimental Drugs (NODISINFO, Aug 19, 2014):
Sawyer, a worker in Liberia’s Ministry of Finance, is a complete fake. Watch his purported wife lobby of Mr. Sawyer lobby for global intervention in the Ebola epidemic hoax. Also see how she speaks of grieving and death with no evidence of suffering grief in even the most minimal degree.
There are at least three people whose deaths have been faked in order to promote the interests of the experimental drug and vaccine cabal, Dr. Sheikh Umar Khan, Patrick Sawyer, and purported nurse Justina Ejelonu.
Watch Decontee Sawyer spout wildly, upholding the position that the disease will eventually strike America. Clearly, based upon this suspect death she is hyping the Ebola hoax.
Why would she make all such efforts to hype the disease and the need for novel treatment while suffering in the midst of the loss? That cannot be mere happenstance. Surely, this is proof of a scam.
Tags: Africa, Ebola, Global News, Government, Politics, U.S., Virus
- 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 »
Tags: Barack Obama, Gaza, Global News, Government, ICC, Israel, Obama administration, Palestine, Palestinians, Politics, Society, U.S.
- UK ambassador ‘lobbied’ US senators to obscure Britain’s complicity in CIA rendition program (RT, Aug 19, 2014):
Records published under Britain’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act have compounded concerns that the UK government lobbied US officials to keep Britain’s role in CIA torture and rendition out of a soon-to-be published Senate report.
Newly-released data reveals Britain’s ambassador to the US, Peter Westmacott, engaged in at least 21 separate meetings with members of the US Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) prior to its publication of this report, heightening existing allegations that the British government may be seeking to sanitize the document. Continue reading »
Tags: CIA, Global News, Government, Politics, Rendition, Torture, U.K., U.S.
H/t reader squodgy.
“What about this then?”
Prepare for collapse.
Tags: Barack Obama, FEMA, Global News, Government, Martial Law, National Guard, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
- Russia-China Launch Biggest Central Asian Military Drill, Testing Surface-To-Air Missiles (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2014):
More than 7,000 troops from China, Russia and four central Asia countries have gathered in Inner Mongolia for their biggest joint drills “to fight terrorists,” but as one analyst notes, “it is kind of rare to have an anti-terrorist mission which uses battle tanks.” Furthermore, as part of a drill:
*RUSSIA TESTING S-300, S-400 SYSTEMS IN ASTRAKHAN REGION: RIA
So, surface-to-air missile tests? Not very “de-escalation”-y. Perhaps this statement is a clue, “we are trying to exercise together to coordinate our troops to meet any potential eventuality.”
Tags: Global News, Government, Military, Politics, Russia
- The Ferguson Morning After: Police “Come Under Heavy Gunfire”, Arrest 31 Including Photographer, Journalist (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2014):
The local authorities have tried everything: aggressive police, appeasing highway patrol, curfew, no curfew, and last night, the national guard. Nothing seems to work. Because what until 9 pm was a peaceful protest, it quickly, as documented here extensively, spiraled out of control. And as the crowd advanced, police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters. This escalation allegedly happened after, as Reuters reports, the police came under heavy gunfire leading to the arrest of 31 people, including a famous Getty photographer and yet another journalist.
Tags: Global News, Government, Politics, Society, U.S.
- 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 »
Tags: Barack Obama, Government, Iraq, Military, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
- Wall Street banks ‘may desert UK for Ireland’ if Britain leaves EU (RT, Aug 19, 2014):
Wall Street banks could abandon Britain for the Republic of Ireland if the UK decides to leave the EU, senior figures in the industry have reportedly said. This is despite a Forbes report that names London the world’s ‘most influential city’.
Changes to EU banking rules could see London stripped of its financial preeminence. Some major institutions including Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are believed to be drawing up plans to desert the City amid concerns the UK is drifting further from the EU.
This is despite a Forbes list of “The World’s Most Influential Cities 2014″ which ranked London as the most influential city in the world, because it attracts more than double the amount of foreign direct investment deals than New York, which came in second. Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Ireland, Politics, U.K.
- Putin Considers Banning Jack Daniel’s (ZeroHedge, Aug 19, 2014):
We knew the blowback from western sanctions against Russia would get serious – and Europe is already finding that out the hard way – but Vladmimir Putin appears to have gone ‘cruel-and-unusual’ in his latest step. As ITAR-TASS reports, Russian consumer-protection agency Rospotrebnadzor will decide in next few days whether to seize Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Honey Liqueur after ‘reportedly’ finding “suspicious” chemicals in batch of flavored whiskey on sale in Sverdlovsk stores. Luckily Jack Lew has told us this will not impact the US economy (unless of course, you are Jack Daniels). Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Jack Daniel's, Politics, Russia, Vladimir Putin
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:
- Revealing Pictures From 1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Saudi Arabia, U.S.
- 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.
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Military, National Guard, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
- 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 »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Military, National Guard, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
- NATO Admits Putin Holds “Short-Term Cards”, But “Won’t Be Around Forever” (ZeroHedge, Aug 18, 2014):
Following a summit in Brussels, a senior NATO diplomat proudly proclaimed that ‘allies’ have pledged more spending and will beef up its presence in Eastern Europe. However, likely to the chagrin of President Obama (and the West’s narrative), he let slip some uncomfortable truths:
- *NATO DIPLOMAT SAYS PUTIN HOLDS TACTIAL SHORT-TERM CARDS (hhmm, ok)
- *NATO DIPLOMAT SAYS LONG-TERM GEOPOLITICAL TRENDS FAVOR THE WEST (phew…)
- *NATO DIPLOMAT SAYS PUTIN WON’T BE AROUND FOREVER (threat or warning?)
So, all the west has to do is be patient? Wait out Putin? We suspect that ‘strategy’ may get accelerated at some point. Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, NATO, Politics, Russia, Vladimir Putin