Ever since the nation state of Israel was founded in 1948, there has been a constant mantra from those in control of that nation. That mantra identifies Arabs and Muslims as the enemy of Israel. They have been very successful in portraying Muslims as psychos with daggers in their teeth, killing and maiming anyone who isn't of their faith and many who are.
As is the case with much propaganda, these accusations are 99% untrue. Even the government of Israel doesn't believe it and here is the proof. Today, Israeli jets joined the air force of the fundamentalist State of Saudi Arabia in attacking Yemen. And that isn't all. Israel has been caught supplying arms and medical care to members of ISIS. Israel has been caught providing air support with Islamist rebels in Syria. And there's more. It has now become public record that the Israeli Mossad, provided most of the support in the founding of HAMAS.
In knowing these facts now we have to spin back 50 years and ask who gains in the wars in: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Gaza, the 6 Day war, the Yom Kippur war, and the proposed war with Iran? Now ask yourself, who has lost the most and paid the most in pursuit of these wars? Is there anyone among our government masters who might think we are being used? If we are really interested in peace, we might consider clipping the wings of those who are continually fanning the flames of war.
Bruce New World Order News
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:29
Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen
TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel's fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday.
"This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs," Secretary General of Yemen's Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd wrote on his facebook page.
He noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen and killed, at least, 25 civilians early Thursday, one day after the US-backed Yemeni president fled the country.
Also, 15 more people were killed and injured in a second round of massive attacks by the Saudi Arabian fighter jets in the Northwestern Yemeni city of Sa’ada on Friday.
Yemen’s al-Massira TV reported that the Saudi air force targeted the Yemeni's civilians who were shopping in a market.
Five Persian Gulf States -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait -- backed by the US have declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued earlier Thursday.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late Wednesday night.
She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support.
Riyadh claimed that it has bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana'a airport and the Dulaimi airbase.
Despite Riyadh's claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, Saudi warplanes have flattened a number of homes near Sana’a international airport. Based on early reports, the Saudi airstrikes on Yemen have so far claimed the lives of 25 civilians with more deaths feared, Yemeni sources said.
The Saudi aggression has received growing international condemnation as it is pushing the region and the world into an unprecedented fast-growing war as its ISIL mercenaries are on the brink of complete annihilation in Iraq and Syria.
POSTED MARCH 26, 2015
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER WAR
Yes, those insaniacs who brought you the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Libya, the war in Ukraine, and the war in Syria comes the war in Yemen. Today, the U.S. armed military from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Sudan are on the attack against Yemen.
The U.S. backed regime in Yemen has been overthrown. Of course, we cannot have that so we need another war. Although the U.S. is not directly involved at this time, there can be no doubt as to who is pulling the strings. Since Saudi Arabia is leading this war, we need to examine just who are good friends in Saudi Arabia are. Please look at the video below. After viewing that, ask yourself it you are willing to die or have a loved one die in a war supporting Saudi Arabia. This may be the most brutal and repressive regime on earth.
An air war that is already taking its toll on the civilian population of the Yemeni capital city of Sanaa is just the beginning, as Saudi Arabia is telegraphing their planned ground invasion of Yemen, and touting the number of Sunni Arab allies who will be going along.
The latest reports are that some 150,000 Saudi ground troops have massed along their border with Yemen, along with heavy artillery. Egypt also confirmed an undisclosed number of troops on transport ships off the Yemeni coast, who will join the invasion.
At present, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are confirmed to have help from Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan. There are also reports of Libya’s government giving its approval, though they are unlikely to contribute troops, and Saudi state media also claimed Pakistan as part of the coalition.
The news of the war sent the price of oil jumping, as while Yemen itself is not a major producer, Saudi Arabia is, and its own oil production is centered around the territory of its Shi’ite minority. If fighting spreads to the Yemeni coast it could also imperil key shipping lanes.
Saudi officials are already trying to downplay the scope of the war, saying they don’t intend to 100% occupy Yemen, but rather to just fight a big war and weaken the Houthis in the hopes that President Hadi, who resigned in January, will take over again.
That seems unlikely, with Hadi having fled the country yesterday in the face of a minor Houthi offensive. The more likely immediate impact of the Saudi intervention will be emboldening the Sunni Islamist forces in the country, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and ISIS, and giving them an advantage in expanding their territory.
POSTED MARCH 25, 2015
GERALD CELENTE ON CHINA'S DEVELOPMENT BANK
As the dollar moves closer and closer to the cliff, other nations led by China are making plans to continue life without the U.S. dollar. I have already commented on the development bank in a recent post so I won't repeat myself.
I would like to address comments by those who are skeptical on predictions of the collapse of the dollar. Many have pointed out the fact that these predictions have been made for many years. They theorize that since the dollar has not collapsed by now, it can be assumed it never will. The reason so many continue to predict collapse is because it must happen. No nation can print money backed by nothing, run up debts that can never be paid, divert resources from infrastructure to war and corruption and survive. The physical location of the U.S. will continue to exist, but the economic structure will collapse, because it has to.
A good analogy would be, since I have not died yet, it can be assumed I never will.
to the development bank after allies jumped ship to join the $100 billion China-led project that could rival the World Bank.
“This represents a dramatic shift on the part of Washington and a concession to its allies in Europe,” Tucker said.US officials had voiced displeasure when the UK, Germany, France and Italy agreed to work with the Bank, but now, in an apparent concession, the US will work with, and not against, the new global development fund. The White House wants to co-finance projects with Beijing along with existing banks such as the World Bank, the WSJ reported Monday. china bank banking u.s. usa “united states” america london trend power “bank account” infrastructure
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The offer is a massive U-turn in Washington’s stance on the Asian
Investment Bank. The tone quickly changed last week after an unnamed US official told the Financial Times that America was “wary about a trend toward constant accommodation of China.”
The Chinese economy has been keeping pace with the world’s biggest, the US, and in October, surpassed the superpower in terms of purchasing power adjusted GDP Support for the AIIB has gathered speed in Europe this month, with the U.K. the first country to sign up, followed by Germany, France and Italy and then Luxembourg and Switzerland. With allies
en masse to China’s new infrastructure bank (and even the US having to admit it will ‘cooperate’), it appears America has fallen back on what has worked for it in the past to ensure the world’s largest creditor remains the world’s reserve currency ad inifinitum – rattle its nuclear missile sabre… As the following clip shows, The US Air Force just test-fired a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from California, providing a “visual to the world.”
The absolutely stunning decision by the Swiss National Bank to decouple from the euro has triggered billions of dollars worth of losses all over the globe. Buying surreptitiously allows Beijing to buy bullion at bargain prices; if the world knew how much gold China was really amassing, a run on gold the likes of which the globe has never seen would likely ensue. “We believe China is controlling the gold price because it is buying in such a way so as not to push prices up.” Fasten your seatbelts; 2015 will be a whirlwind pitting China, Russia and Iran against what I have described as the Empire of Chaos. Russia’s increase is the most dramatic, according to the recent
from the IMF. The Russian central bank has almost doubled its gold holdings within the last 5 years to 1,094.8 tonnes in June of this year. China’s Central Bank followed with an increase of 75% from its holdings in 2009. China Has Announced Plans For A ‘World Currency’
, with contributions from Dr. Mercola, Barbara Loe Fisher and Sayer Ji. If you have a sincere interest in this topic I would strongly encourage you to purchase a copy of this excellent book.
This week's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association ( claims that the consensus scientific view is that childhood vaccines are safe and effective, among CDC's 10 great 20th-century achievements and a World Health Organization "best buy."
With the elevation of vaccination to a sacred cow status, it is no wonder that ever since about 50 visitors to Disneyland in California were diagnosed with measles earlier this year, the whole country has been subjected to a relentless barrage of mainstream media articles blaming unvaccinated children for a minor measles outbreak that, by March 16, 2015, consisted of a grand total of 176 cases2 in a population of 320 million people.
The way public health officials and the media have been promoting irrational fear about measles and using it to lobby for laws eliminating all non-medical vaccine exemptions or even criminally prosecuting and jailing unvaccinated people, it sometimes feels like we are living in a dystopian science fiction novel.
I have never seen such a well-coordinated disinformation campaign to vilify virtually anyone who would question the effectiveness and safety of complying with the CDC's ever-expanding vaccination schedule.
While some argue that the media is simply acting to protect the "public health," there has been a near complete abandonment of fair and balanced journalism. Almost every media outlet has swallowed the propaganda produced by Big Pharma and forced vaccination proponents hook, line, and sinker and failed to carefully research or independently analyze the facts.
Let me assure you that this story is far bigger than measles. It is about getting the entire population to accept the concept that vaccination is a more effective way to stay healthy than supporting your inborn immunity and optimizing immune function, which is so essential to preventing illness and serious complications from infectious diseases.
The media completely overlooks the conflicts of interests inherent in the public-private financial partnership between industry and government and the fact that Big Pharma will generate $35 billion from vaccine sales this year4 and is projected to take in over $57.8 billion by 2019.5
CDC Says NO ONE Has Died from Acute Measles in the US Since 2003 – But How Many Measles Vaccine Related Deaths Have Been Reported Since Then?
If you believe the media's story on measles in America today, it would seem that children who get measles in the U.S. are being admitted to the hospital in great numbers and regularly dying from measles complications.
But if we look at the latest report (March 13, 2015) published by the California Department of Health, we see that out of 133 cases of measles reported in that state this year, 20 people were hospitalized and 81 percent recovered without a need for special care and there were no deaths.6
(Also, while 43 percent of the California measles cases were not vaccinated, 15 percent WERE vaccinated and 56 percent of the cases were in adults over age 20. Only 18 percent of the cases were in school-aged children between 5 and 19 years old, while 15 percent were in children ages one to four and 11 percent in infants under one year old).
If we examine the US government's measles mortality report data between 2005 and 2015, we find six adults and one child listed in National Vital Statistics data7 as reportedly dying from complications related to measles. Only the child, a male between one and four years old, had a confirmed autopsy performed.
However, in private email correspondence, Meryl Nass, M.D. asked the CDC about confirmed measles deaths in the U.S. and the CDC replied in writing that, "The last documented deaths in the U.S. directly attributable to acute measles occurred in 2003."
Vicky Debold, PhD, RN, who serves as volunteer Director of Patient Safety and Research for the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), analyzed U.S. measles mortality data and found a discrepancy between what the CDC told Dr. Nass and information published in the National Vital Statistics.
Dr. Debold said, "There was an autopsy-confirmed death of measles with encephalitis reported in the U.S. in a male child between one and four years old. The remainder of the measles reported deaths after 2003 were for six adults without confirmed autopsies (2 in 2009; 2 in 2010; 2 in 2012).
Three of the adult deaths were recorded for measles with encephalitis; one death recorded for measles with pneumonia and two deaths recorded for measles without other complications."
Deaths from Measles Vaccines: Is it 98 or 980?
Dr. Debold was curious about the one measles-related child death recorded in 2005 and the fact that the CDC did not acknowledge it when replying to Dr. Nass. Dr. Debold wondered if, perhaps, the 2005 child death was MMR vaccine related.
She searched VAERS reports using the MedAlerts9 database, where she found five deaths associated with measles containing vaccines that occurred in 2005 in the U.S. in males aged one to four years.
One of those 2005 MMR vaccine related death reports in VAERS listed "mild fever" and "non-infectious encephalitis and encephalopathy" as symptoms after a one year old boy received MMR, varicella and flu vaccines and died five days later (VAERS ID# 250504).
The autopsy report listed "sudden unexpected death in childhood" as the cause of death; however, there was no mention of a rash or other measles-related symptoms, which also can occur after MMR vaccination.
Dr. Debold commented, "Six out of seven measles-associated deaths reported after 2003 in the National Vital Statistics reports occurred in adults between the ages of 25 and over 85 years old, who should either have had natural measles immunity or have gotten at least one MMR shot. It would be helpful for CDC to explain the discrepancy between National Vital Statistics data and the statement made to Dr. Nass."
So, between zero and seven measles-related deaths have occurred in the U.S. since 2003, but how many measles vaccine reaction death reports have been recorded by the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in the past 12 years?
Searching the MedAlerts database, we see that there were 98 deaths following MMR or MMRV vaccinations reported to VAERS that occurred between 2003 and 2015. Plus, there have been 694 reports of MMR or MMRV vaccinations causing disability in that time frame.
It has been estimated that less than 10 percent of vaccine adverse events are ever reported to VAERS.10,11
Considering the fact that there were 98 measles vaccine-related deaths and 694 measles vaccine-related disabilities reported to VAERS in the past 12 years, if only 10 percent of vaccine-related deaths and disabilities are being reported to the government, then the actual number of measles vaccine-related deaths and disabilities that have occurred since 2003 could have been as many as 980 deaths and 6,940 disabilities.
Unfortunately, many pediatricians dismiss vaccine-related health problems as a "coincidence" without any proof that is true for the individual suffering a bad health outcome after vaccination, which is one reason why there is such low vaccine reaction reporting rate in the U.S. Naturally, many doctors and health care workers are in denial.
Parents of well nourished healthy children living in the U.S., who are weighing the measles vaccine's benefits and risks, may well be asking themselves: If I vaccinate my child, he or she may have a vaccine reaction and die. If I do not vaccinate, my child may still get sick with measles but may have a lower risk of dying."
The History of Measles
Let's not minimize the risks of measles because it has the potential to be a very deadly infection - just not normally in well-nourished populations in the 21st century. Throughout the 1800s, measles epidemics occurred about every two years in the United States and England. During these epidemics, when suboptimal sanitation and nutrition were the norm, some hospital wards overflowed with children with measles and up to 20 percent died from pneumonia and other complications.
However, by the 1960s, deaths from measles had dropped to extremely low numbers in both England and the United States. In England, the percent decline from its peak level reached an astonishing 99.96 percent by the time the live attenuated measles virus vaccine was introduced in 1968. When the first inactivated (killed) measles vaccine was licensed in 1963, the measles death rate in some states like Massachusetts had reached zero. During this year, the whole of New England had only five deaths attributed to measles.
We need to keep this in perspective. These were deaths BEFORE the launch of measles vaccines in the 1960s, when deaths from asthma were 56 times greater, accidents 935 times greater, motor vehicle accidents 323 times greater, other accidents 612 times greater, and heart disease 9,560 times greater. Why such a disproportionate emphasis on measles deaths?
Even a casual review of the relevant literature will reveal that preventing measles mortality is not primarily related to vaccination but to nutritional status. Child mortality due to measles is 200 to 400 times greater in malnourished children in less developed countries than those in developed ones. It is crystal clear that as nutrition improves and vitamin A and D levels are optimized, the complications and deaths from measles radically diminish.
Furthermore, experiencing measles infection in childhood itself may confer health benefits and even survival advantage in protecting against autoimmune conditions and chronic inflammation, including cancer, which means it may be a means through which our immune system is primed and gains self-tolerance.12 Experiencing and recovering from naturally –acquired measles may actually be, as our not so distant ancestors once commonly acknowledged, a good thing, because it confers much longer lasting superior immunity and is protective against infection that leads to complications later in life, when measles can be much more serious.
There are reports in the literature documenting the fact that not only can live attenuated measles vaccine cause measles vaccine strain infection that may not be cleared from the body, but vaccine strain live virus is also shed in the urine and other bodily secretions.
Dr Alexander Langmuir is known as "the father of infectious disease epidemiology." In 1949, he created the epidemiology section of what became the CDC. He also headed the Polio Surveillance Unit that was started in 1955 after polio vaccine safety issues became public. According to Dr Langmuir and many other experts, the measles vaccine was supposed to eradicate the common childhood disease in 1967. But of course that did not happen.
A 1994 study indicated that as vaccination rates increased, measles became a disease in populations where the majority of children had been vaccinated, including in the U.S. This "startling" surprise challenged the theory that vaccine-induced "herd immunity" would provide complete protection against outbreaks of measles. As the CDC has admitted and published reports in the medical literature have documented, measles outbreaks have occurred in school populations in which 71 percent to 99.8 percent of the student body have been vaccinated.
It may have been "startling" at the time but it became a regular occurrence that measles outbreaks developed in highly vaccinated school populations even though more than 98 percent of the students had previously been vaccinated.15 In the particular case of measles, vaccine-induced "herd immunity" was not well established with widespread use of one dose of measles vaccine and thus did not prevent outbreaks.
Even more recently, a study conducted in the Zhejiang province in China shows that populations, which have achieved a measles vaccination rate of 99 percent through mandatory vaccination programs, are still experiencing consistent outbreaks far beyond what the World Health Organization (WHO) expects. This calls into question whether MMR vaccine really does provide long lasting protection against measles infection.
Measles Vaccine Does NOT Create Life Long Immunity
One key factor to consider is that measles vaccine does not create lifelong immunity. Vaccines only confer temporary artificial immunity, although sometimes vaccines fail to confer any immunity in susceptible persons, and this is why health officials recommend multiple doses of measles and other vaccines to "boost" vaccine acquired immunity. Although previously, the CDC advised that adults born before 1958 did not have to get vaccinated, the CDC now states that "people who are born during or after 1957 who do not have evidence of immunity against measles should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine."
In fact, since the Disneyland-related measles outbreak in early 2015, some public health doctors are suggesting that all adults should get an MMR booster shot because as many as 1 in 10 previously vaccinated adults may be susceptible to measles due to waning vaccine acquired immunity.
There is plenty of evidence that an increasing number of measles vaccinated children and adults in the U.S. and around the world are getting measles, even after two doses of MMR.19,20,21 Infants under age one, who used to be protected in the first year of life by getting natural maternal antibodies from mothers, who had experienced and recovered from measles in childhood, are now susceptible to measles from birth. That is because most young mothers today have been vaccinated and measles vaccine acquired maternal antibodies are far less protective than naturally acquired antibodies.22,23
We have not yet seen how the universal measles vaccination policy will play out over the next several generations as senior citizens with naturally acquired measles immunity die and children and younger adults with artificial vaccine acquired immunity are relied upon to provide "community immunity". Some experts have predicted that measles epidemics are likely to become more common in the future.
One study suggested that, even with good response to vaccination, measles vaccine acquired immunity only lasts from 15 to 20 years.24,25 In fact, there is evidence of waning measles vaccine acquired immunity after 10 years.26 If this is true, then there could be a resurgence of measles after a period of relatively low measles incidence, which we are in now. In addition somewhere between 2 and 10 percent of vaccinations result in primary vaccine failures, meaning those who get the vaccine don't gain any antibody protection after vaccination at all.
The California Disney measles outbreak is primarily associated with one of the 22 measles genotypes known to be circulating globally -- the B3 strain of measles that has caused recent outbreaks in the Philippines.28 Measles vaccines used in the U.S. and other countries were created using the A measles genotype, although scientists have said, "there are no known biological differences between viruses of different genotypes."29
Your Body Has Two Different Immune Systems
There are two systems that fight disease in the body. One is the innate system that is always ready to work and the other is the adaptive arm of immunity. The adaptive arm consists of Th1 and Th2. Both are necessary but Th1 is commonly known as the cell mediated arm, and Th2 known as the humoral or antibody arm. Most vaccines preferentially stimulate the Th2 or humoral part of the immune system. When it comes to measles vaccines, it is known that breast fed babies will develop more of a Th1 immunity while formula fed babies will develop Th2 slanted immunity30 which is actually less desirable.
Measured antibodies may be reflective of some form of immunity, but it is not a perfect correlate as indicated by those who recover and remain immune to measles without making any antibodies.
The benefit of only measuring humoral immunity as a means of measuring vaccine effectiveness is that it can be easily determined by drawing blood samples. If specific vaccine-induced antibodies are present, the person is presumed to be immune to that infection and protected. If vaccine induced "community immunity" was guaranteed protection, it would simply require proof that nearly everyone in the community had high vaccine-acquired antibody levels.
Evidence of the profound importance and effectiveness of the innate and Th1 immune system can be demonstrated in individuals who are unable to genetically generate antibody production. This is called agamma-globulinemia. When individuals with this condition were exposed to measles, they recovered just as well as those who were able to make normal antibodies.31 They also had protection in the future upon re-exposure.
This "disconcerting" discovery was made in the 1960s when measles vaccination programs were just getting underway and demonstrates that production of antibodies is not necessary for the natural recovery from measles. Even more recent research published last year indicates that antibody-mediated immunity is not necessary to neutralize viruses like vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV),32 again calling into question the primary justification used today to "prove immunity" and promote the idea that elevations in vaccine-induced antibody titers are necessary to produce immunity against all infectious diseases.
Therefore, humoral immunity may only play a secondary role in natural resistance against measles disease and other targeted "vaccine-preventable" diseases. The reason most people completely recover from and are protected after acute infections may be due more to the fact that they have innate immunity, which requires no memory or previous exposure and does not involve preformed specific antibodies. The other reason they don't get re-infected is because they acquired cell-mediated immunity from the infection.
Innate immunity involves the activation of white blood cells, including macrophages, natural killer cells, and antigen-specific T lymphocytes, as well as the release of various cytokines (immune system proteins) in response to challenge from pathogenic microbes. This type of innate immune response is mounted by most people with functioning immune systems, regardless of vaccination, and is highly dependent on whether or not the person is getting enough essential nutrients. When cellular immunity is impaired— for instance, in leukemia— measles infection can be lethal.
Are Measles Vaccines a Rational Option?
Why does it make sense to subject all healthy people living in developed countries with access to good nutrition, sanitation and health care, who are not usually susceptible to suffering complications from measles, to the known and unknown risks of MMR vaccines, when the result could be leading the world to a situation worse than the pre-vaccine days? What will be the response to revaccinating everyone in the world with more and more measles vaccine booster doses? And what happens if the vaccine-induced re-programming of our immune system actually reduces our ability to effectively respond to real-world challenges from other pathogenic infectious microbes?
Vaccinologists have long relied on high antibody titers as a measure of a vaccine's effectiveness, but have they stopped to consider whether constantly artificially manipulating the immune system to produce vaccine-induced antibodies is rendering millions of people more vulnerable to infectious diseases, as well as more prone to developing autoimmunity? The best analogy I can think of is kicking a beehive.
Although this may result in a bunch of angry bees (i.e. antibodies) attacking anything within reach, claiming we have "improved the health of the hive" by increasing the number of angry bees (measured by high antibody titers) without proving they are attacking a real threat, is absurd. In fact, the "bees" may end up attacking the Queen bee (the host), reducing self-tolerance and inducing chronic autoimmunity.
What Really Caused Measles to Drop from 1963 Onwards?
There was an apparently steep drop in measles incidence from 1963 onward. But was that dramatic downtrend in the curve all because of widespread use of measles vaccines? By 1968, the US immunization survey showed that only 50– 60 percent of children between one and nine years old had been vaccinated33 for measles. And a lot of vaccinated children still got the common childhood disease. During epidemic days, even when three measles vaccinations were given to children, more than 50 percent of measles cases had been fully vaccinated.34 Here are some probable contributions to the decline in the reported cases of measles:
As always happens after a vaccine campaign, the criteria for diagnosing the disease was narrowed. The vaccinated who developed measles symptoms were not counted in the tally of wild measles cases, even though they might have been infected with wild-type measles virus.35,36 The accelerated decline seen on the curve could have been due to the fact that if someone received a vaccine and developed a rash and high fever, it was not diagnosed as measles. So because of the new classification, measles appeared to drop in the vaccinated.
Up to 54 percent of vaccinated cases in some reports developed rash after vaccination, which was in part why immune globulin was administered with it. Still today, by the CDC's admission, 5– 10 percent37 of vaccinees develop a rash and fever,38 which is indicative of vaccine strain measles virus infection.39,40,41 Since MMR vaccine associated rashes are often missed by clinicians and parents and attributed to something else,42 that 5– 10 percent could well be a gross underestimate.
If 5– 10 percent of measles vaccines result in fever and rash, then there actually could be approximately 650,000–1,300,000 cases of vaccine strain measles infection associated symptoms in the United States per year given the 13– 14 million yearly doses of vaccine injected into one-year-olds (live births per year US census = 14 million).
Gamma globulin use during measles infection began in the 1940s. The reason it was given at the same time as the live and killed vaccines was to limit the negative (vaccine strain measles virus infection) effects of the injection. Gamma globulin was and still is also prescribed as prophylaxis to those exposed to measles cases, including the contacts of live-vaccine virus cases in the freshly vaccinated.
Measles can be prevented or modified after exposure by passive immunization with the use of immune serum globulin. (But it comes with a price: potential development of tumors and connective tissue disease later in life. Not to mention all the problems that can occur in giving a pooled human blood product.)
Gamma globulin use in the early years of measles vaccination programs could, therefore, have contributed to the decreasing severity of acute measles disease manifestation when used alone or with the vaccine. Yet the attribution would have been given to the vaccine. Rashless measles infections would have led to fewer measles reports, but not because measles was not circulating and causing occult or hidden infections.
So, on one hand, the early vaccines were leading to cases of vaccine strain measles and causing a different disease (which were not counted as wild measles), and on the other hand, the gamma globulin given to prevent the side effects of the vaccines was also interfering with normal cell-mediated processing of the virus.
Before the introduction of the 1963 vaccine, the incidence of measles was already on a slow decline. Was measles slowly becoming less prevalent anyway? We know that measles can be subclinical 30 percent of the time. The measles death rate had already plummeted. Like smallpox, was the disease slowly burning out? Was the rise in breastfeeding and improved nutrition contributing to fewer diagnosed cases?
Measles Vaccination: A Failed Experiment?
Breast milk is not just food, and its immunoprotective properties involve more than just antibodies. Colostrum contains viable T lymphocytes that impart immunity to the newborn. The fact that vaccinated people have inferior more temporary immunity in comparison to the naturally acquired longer lasting immunity has led to the recommendation of revaccinating women before pregnancy. But this type of artificial vaccine acquired immunity is not transferred to the newborn as well as naturally acquired immunity.
Nobody has figured out how to tell for certain who is truly immune to pathogenic microbes. People without antibodies can be completely protected from clinical illness by cellular immunity. Therefore antibody is a mere surrogate that has questionable significance.
When Silfverdale evaluated thousands of vaccinated and unvaccinated breastfed and non-breastfed children looking at the risk of measles, breastfeeding had a far larger impact on measles risk than vaccinating. Now that women who were vaccinated in the 1970s and later are of childbearing age, accumulating evidence shows that their infants are not as well protected as they were when measles circulated widely and infected nearly every child by the age of 15.
Today the only solution to the issue of waning vaccine-acquired immunity is to keep vaccinating and to vaccinate childbearing-age mothers again. But this may always carry more risk than allowing measles to circulate and be dealt with normally by T cells in well-nourished populations. Because the deaths and disease complications associated with measles can be severe among infants, the early loss of passive immunity demonstrated in recent studies of vaccinated mothers should be of major concern.
Today, because of vaccination, young infants are more susceptible than ever. Scientists are searching for ways to vaccinate them earlier and earlier in order to bypass all placental and breast milk immunity and replace it with artificial vaccine-induced immunity. Why? Placental and breast milk immunity protects the infant from measles and other pathogenic infections.
This is just another example of how vaccines have created a situation that requires even more vaccines and more manipulation of the immune system. This is financially profitable for vaccine manufacturers but scientifically and immunologically unsound.
So How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Child from Measles?
For over 100 years, there has been a strong association with vitamin A deficiency and adverse health outcomes from measles infections, especially in young children.44 Has the time come for the medical community to recognize that any child presenting with measles symptoms, especially complications, should be given vitamin A and evaluated for overall nutritional status? If not, what has history taught us?
Vitamin A stops the measles virus from rapidly multiplying inside cells by up-regulating the innate immune system in uninfected cells, which helps to prevent the virus from infecting new cells. It is well known today that a low vitamin A level correlates with low measles-specific antibodies and increased morbidity and mortality. Vitamin A is a well-proven intervention for reduction of mortality, concomitant infections, and hospital stay.
It made no more sense to vaccinate against measles in 1963 than it does to put a measles infected child in a dark room instead of just giving vitamin A, which protects the retinas and the uninfected cells. The efficiency of the cellular immune system is tied to the intake of dietary nutrients, including vitamins A, D and C, zinc, selenium, and protein rich in vitamin B.45 Poor nutrition leads to impaired cellular immune responses, which results in worse outcomes after measles infection or exposure. This also explains why during the 1800s and into the 1900s, when the general nutritional status of the Western world was improving, there was a dramatic decrease in deaths from measles.
In 1987, scientists in Tanzania used vitamin A during measles outbreaks and watched the impressive protective effects. During the 1990s, when mortality reductions of 60-90 percent were measured in poor countries using vitamin A in hospitalized measles cases, there was even more publicity of the vitamin A depletion theory in measles mortality and morbidity. By 2010, it was well accepted that supplementing with vitamin A during acute measles illness led to significant drops in both adverse outcomes and death.
Finally, vitamin A (which is found in high concentrations in breast milk) was given credit in the battle against measles, but only after a vaccine was well accepted throughout the world. In the United States, studies have found that vitamin A deficiency is not just a thing of the past. Even children with normal diets were vitamin deficient upon measles infection. A 1992 California study showed that 50 percent of children hospitalized with measles had a vitamin A deficiency.46 But there was also vitamin A deficiency in 30 percent of the sick controls who did not have measles. None of the uninfected controls showed significant deficiency.
Vitamin C can also be used and during a measles epidemic was given prophylactically and all those who received as much as 1000 mg. every six hours, by vein or muscle, were protected from the virus.47 Given by mouth, 1,000 mg. in fruit juice every two hours was not protective unless it was given around the clock. It was further found that 1,000 mg. by mouth, four to six times each day, would modify the attack; with the appearance of Koplik's spots and fever, if the administration was increased to 12 doses each 24 hours, all signs and symptoms would disappear in 48 hours.
Vitamin D also plays a major role in combating infections, but this wasn't known until decades after the implementation of the measles vaccines so it has not been tested clinically. However, many studies that strongly suggest vitamin D levels below 50 ng/ml will contribute to an impaired ability to mount a sound immune response against measles.
Although some may say that all the problems with measles vaccines were worth the risk because the morbidity of measles was cut down, they miss the bigger picture. That picture involves numerous neurologic diseases, including SSPE (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, which is a rare, chronic progressive encephalitis that nearly universally ends in death), even in those who are fully vaccinated. Contrary to popular belief, SSPE is now a disease occurring in vaccinated persons. In a study49 of nine SSPE cases, three had been fully vaccinated against measles. There was no history of rash in any who were vaccinated and developed SSPE.
In 1989, Dyken reported an increase in the proportion of cases of SSPE following measles vaccination. There is also a shorter incubation period for SSPE following vaccination compared with that which develops after measles infection. SSPE is far from a closed-book issue in the era of vaccination.
What disasters can befall those who accept injections of any vaccine virus that can persist indefinitely within the body? Generally benign person-to-person measles transmission, especially in developed countries like the U.S., seems to have been interrupted after years of experimental vaccinations and with some surprising and unintended consequences.
Much of the interruption was done by intentionally subjecting children to measles vaccine strain viruses through needle injection to which the immune system can react in abnormal ways, creating other illness in the process. What we have now is a population of increasingly unhealthy children —with rates of many chronic diseases and disorders increasing dramatically. For many, vaccination becomes a matter of swapping one set of possible risks for another set of probable risks, the outcome of which are alleged to be "coincident."
More Vaccine Shenanigans
Recently Merck has been accused, by two former virologist employees, of falsifying documents in order to keep its mumps vaccine patent, all the while knowing that the mumps vaccine in the MMR shot is not effective. A lawsuit was filed in 2010 and an amended complaint in 2012, detailing Merck's efforts to allegedly "defraud the United States through an ongoing scheme to sell the government a mumps vaccine that is mislabeled, misbranded, adulterated, and falsely certified as having an efficacy rate that is significantly higher than it actually is."
Merck allegedly did this from the year 2000 onward to maintain its exclusive license to sell the MMR vaccine and keep its monopoly of the US market. This ongoing event has been effectively shielded from and ignored by mainstream media. During the alleged fraudulent activity that occurred in Merck's labs, two courageous scientists working for Merck voiced their objections.
They claim to have been told by the company's upper management that if they called the FDA, they would be jailed. They were also reminded of the very large bonuses that were to be rewarded with after the MMR vaccines were government certified as effective. If what these scientists claim is true, the net result of Merck's questionable activity were vaccine-resistant mumps epidemics and outbreaks that instead of being identified as being caused by a failing vaccine, have led to the demand for more vaccine boosters that will net increased revenue for Merck.
It is known that the mumps component of all MMR vaccines from the mid-1990s has had a very low efficacy, estimated at 69 percent. The mumps portion has lost efficacy (the ability to stimulate production of a high number of vaccine-induced antibodies), but what is not being measured is the potential negative effects of injecting a live vaccine strain mumps virus into the body.
What do you think happens to a live attenuated vaccine strain virus that is injected into a person and elicits only a sluggish immune response and may never be cleared? What chronic health disasters can befall those who are injected with live vaccine strain viruses that cause vaccine strain virus infection with the potential to persist indefinitely in the body?
We need to rationally and objectively analyze the risks and benefits of any vaccination program rather than relying on fear campaigns designed by profit-seeking vaccine manufacturers and promoted through regulatory and policymaking governmental agencies, along with the media, which have long been captured by corporate interests.
So What Does a Caring Parent and Responsible Adult Do?
Those who are beginning to see the light, and are questioning the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, may have to also question their own long-held beliefs about vaccination and infectious diseases. This is not easy to do because the public has been bombarded with so much fear-based propaganda and incorrect information about vaccination for so many years. Doctors may have to do the same and examine their own work and many years, if not decades, of administering measles and other vaccines to children and adults.
If they come to the conclusion that vaccines often fail to work or are harmful, they will have to be prepared to deal with strong resistance from government officials and very real threats to their medical licenses from those expecting doctors to promote mandatory use of all federally recommended vaccines. The golden handcuffs often are too attractive for doctors to rise to that kind of challenge because they are afraid they could lose everything.
But the alternative – protection of the status quo – has profoundly serious consequences for the health of future generations. It is time for all of us to acknowledge what is and is not known about vaccination and health and, at a minimum, support the legal right for everyone to be able to exercise voluntary, informed consent to use of vaccines, including measles vaccine.
Protect Your Right to Informed Consent and Defend Vaccine Exemptions
With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it's critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.
National vaccine policy recommendations are made at the federal level but vaccine laws are made at the state level. It is at the state level where your action to protect your vaccine choice rights can have the greatest impact. It is critical for EVERYONE to get involved now in standing up for the legal right to make voluntary vaccine choices in America because those choices are being threatened by lobbyists representing drug companies, medical trade associations, and public health officials, who are trying to persuade legislators to strip all vaccine exemptions from public health laws.
Signing up for NVIC's free Advocacy Portal at www.NVICAdvocacy.org gives you immediate, easy access to your own state legislators on your Smart Phone or computer so you can make your voice heard. You will be kept up-to-date on the latest state bills threatening your vaccine choice rights and get practical, useful information to help you become an effective vaccine choice advocate in your own community. Also, when national vaccine issues come up, you will have the up-to-date information and call to action items you need at your fingertips.
Share Your Story with the Media and People You Know
If you or a family member has suffered a serious vaccine reaction, injury, or death, please talk about it. If we don't share information and experiences with one another, everybody feels alone and afraid to speak up. Write a letter to the editor if you have a different perspective on a vaccine story that appears in your local newspaper. Make a call in to a radio talk show that is only presenting one side of the vaccine story.
I must be frank with you; you have to be brave because you might be strongly criticized for daring to talk about the "other side" of the vaccine story. Be prepared for it and have the courage to not back down. Only by sharing our perspective and what we know to be true about vaccination will the public conversation about vaccination open up so people are not afraid to talk about it.
We cannot allow the drug companies and medical trade associations funded by drug companies or public health officials promoting forced use of a growing list of vaccines to dominate the conversation about vaccination. The vaccine injured cannot be swept under the carpet and treated like nothing more than "statistically acceptable collateral damage" of national one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies that put way too many people at risk for injury and death. We shouldn't be treating people like guinea pigs instead of human beings.
Internet Resources Where You Can Learn More
I encourage you to visit the website of the non-profit charity, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), at www.NVIC.org:
NVIC Memorial for Vaccine Victims: View descriptions and photos of children and adults, who have suffered vaccine reactions, injuries, and deaths. If you or your child experiences an adverse vaccine event, please consider posting and sharing your story here.
Vaccine Freedom Wall: View or post descriptions of harassment and sanctions by doctors, employers, and school and health officials for making independent vaccine choices.
Connect with Your Doctor or Find a New One That Will Listen and Care
If your pediatrician or doctor refuses to provide medical care to you or your child unless you agree to get vaccines you don't want, I strongly encourage you to have the courage to find another doctor. Harassment, intimidation, and refusal of medical care is becoming the modus operandi of the medical establishment in an effort to stop the change in attitude of many parents about vaccinations after they become truly educated about health and vaccination.
However, there is hope.
At least 15 percent of young doctors recently polled admit that they're starting to adopt a more individualized approach to vaccinations in direct response to the vaccine safety concerns of parents. It is good news that there is a growing number of smart young doctors, who prefer to work as partners with parents in making personalized vaccine decisions for children, including delaying vaccinations or giving children fewer vaccines on the same day or continuing to provide medical care for those families, who decline use of one or more vaccines.
So take the time to locate a doctor, who treats you with compassion and respect and is willing to work with you to do what is right for your child.
POSTED MARCH 23, 2015
$80,000 for Michelle Obama’s Rental Cars
It is hard for me not to become too emotional when subjected to the never ending stories on the lavish spending of the disgusting creatures who run our government. Not only do we have Senators, Congressmen, and many other bureaucrats feeding at the trough of taxpayer money, but we are confronting with someone like Michelle Obama who isn't even an employee of the Federal government. Her entire claim to fame is that she is married to the President.
I know, other wives have done it and that's the point. It's open season on the American taxpayer. Not only is Ms. Obama not entitled to 1 cent of federal funds, she and all the other non employees who spend the money, should be prosecuted. $80,000 for rental cars? Really? Jets for her dog, separate jets to fly around the world on never ending junkets and all at taxpayer expense? O.K., maybe I am a tiny bit emotional.
Here in the real world we are faced with a crumbling infrastructure, loss of millions of jobs, 49,000,000 on food stamps, a collapsing educational system, a deteriorating medical care system and so on. Queen Michelle's answer is, well, she has no answer because she couldn't care less.
Bruce New World Order News
You Just Paid Almost $80,000 for Michelle Obama’s Rental Cars
Obamas spent tens of millions in tax dollars on lavish vacations
by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | March 21, 2015
A government contract reveals that First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan cost the American taxpayer nearly $80,000.
Obama’s trip is part of a promotional effort to push “Let Girls Learn,” an initiative by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the same agency responsible, in coordination with the National Endowment for Democracy, for “color revolutions” in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, stirring up trouble in Venezuela and, more recently, attempting to infiltrate Cuba’s underground hip-hip movement.
The Obama administration is notorious for spending millions of dollars on lavish vacations.
Fir instance, during the 2014 Christmas holiday, the Obamas cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone according to records provided by the U.S. Department of the Air Force.
“The first family, Michelle Obama fresh from her annual Aspen ski vacation with her daughters, and President Obama back from a weekend of golf in sunny Palm Springs, Calif., have spent tens of millions in tax dollars to vacation, and they still have two more years to go, according to an accounting of their trips,” Paul Bedard wrote on March 7.
“As the first lady readies for a trip to Japan and Cambodia this month, Secrets calculated that the first family has racked up 38 holidays, working vacations, and fun trips like a date night in New York. They are on par to take at least 45 holidays before leaving office.”
POSTED MARCH 20, 2015
GOVERNOR WALKER BRINGS BACK THE SWEATSHOP 2
No, this isn't a repeat. At least not in the way you may have thought. Fresh from his legislative victory in destroying the unions in Wisconsin, Governor Walker is, once again, on the attack against workers. This time he is proposing employers being permitted to require 7 days of work with no rest. The State of Wisconsin passed a law 80 years ago, forbidding employers from requiring work for 7 straight days. Now Governor Walker wants this abolished.
Back during the Civil War, it was common in Union States, to allow children to work in factories. It was also allowed to require work of 16 hours a day, every day, without overtime pay. There were little or no safety requirements. There were no environmental requirements. There were no overtime pay requirements. There were no requirements for breaks. Pay in the form of credits at the company store was allowed. If that shocks you, don't be. Governor Walker is ready, willing and able, to enable as many of these past practices as possible.
Meanwhile, Governor Walker lives in a taxpayer paid for, mansion. He and his wife are chauffeured in a limousine. He lives like a king and acts like one. It's too bad the citizens were unsuccessful in removing him a few years ago. As a former resident of the State, I am saddened by the attack on working people by those who work very little. It's simple greed. Struggling working people need to have less, so THEY can have more.
As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the so-called “right to work” bill on March 9, making Wisconsin the twenty-fifth right-to-work state in the country, labor advocates braced themselves for the stream of anti-worker bills that were almost certain to follow. Many assumed the first target would be Wisconsin’s 1930s prevailing wage laws, which require that workers on public works projects be paid the established going rate for their labor, rather than allowing contractors to try to outbid each other by lowering workers’ wages. Few, however, expected the legislative cluster bomb that is currently being referred to committee by a pair of Republicans: a bill to repeal the weekend.
Though labor often boasts that it helped codify the two-day work break—witness the popular pro-labor bumper sticker, “Unions: the folks that brought you the weekend”—a day of rest is protected by law in only a fraction of the states. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, thirteen states have laws mandating a day of rest for some or all workers. In states that mandate a day of rest only for certain categories of workers, those workers are often in jobs where fatigue could lead to increased accidents or deaths.
Now that might be about to come to an end in Wisconsin.
Currently, the law in Wisconsin requires that workers employed in a “factory or mercantile establishment” must receive “at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every 7 consecutive days.” If an employer would like a worker to work seven days in a row for a limited period of time, then the two can jointly petition the Department of Workforce Development for a waiver. According to the office of Republican Representative Mark Born, who is introducing this bill in the State Assembly, there were 169 waivers requested in 2013 and 232 in 2014, and all of them were granted. Under the current system, the waiver requests must state the necessity for the waiver, and they are granted only for a limited period of time.
The new bill, which is being sponsored by Republican Van Wanggaard in the State Senate alongside Born in the Assembly, would add a provision to the “day of rest” law that could effectively nullify it. The bill would create an exemption that would allow employees to “voluntarily choose” to slave away for seven days in a row without at least twenty-four hours of rest.
Representative Born’s office played down the magnitude of the bill, arguing that it merely “codified into law the waiver system and made it easier for employers and employees to make work schedules.” But this new law cuts the regulatory body out of the equation, relying instead on the troubled notion that employers would allow employees to choose “voluntarily” to give up any day of rest. As Marquette University law professor Paul Secunda explained, the idea “completely ignores the power dynamic in the workplace, where workers often have a proverbial gun to the head.” Indeed, the reason Wisconsin had passed a “day of rest” law in the first place was because employers had been abusing employees by pressing them to work too many days without break. “Now this bill will force many workers to strike a bargain with the devil,” Secunda said.
I met with Democratic State Senator Chris Larson to discuss the bill. The bill does not yet have a title, so Larson jokingly refers to it as the “Abolishing the Sabbath Act.” But the bill is no joke, Larson said, and represents an alarming trend in Wisconsin politics. Senator Larson pointed to a large painting hanging on his wall of the famous progressive era politician Robert La Follette, whose legacy, he said, had long inspired him. “But right now, we’re in the regressive era of politics.”
A similar version of this bill was introduced last year at the urging of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s largest business organization. But the legislature was not able to vote on it before the end of the session. However, Representative Born’s office was “optimistic” of the bill’s chances in this session.
POSTED MARCH 19, 2015
THE COMING WAR WITH RUSSIA
Let's hope not, but if the “insaniacs” have their way, it will happen and soon. In the subject video Jeff Rense interviews Gerald Celente on the lead up to this war.
Students of history know that before any war can be fought, there has to be a massive propaganda campaign. Remember Saddam's weapons of mass destruction? How about the Gulf of Tonkin incident? Way back in the Spanish American war, there was the sinking of the battleship Maine. Before World War I, there was the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U boat. All of these incidents were either based on half truths or outright lies.
Hopefully in this electronic age, we can expose their lies before we get into a war. There is so much more at stake than ever before. Russia is no pushover. They have enough firepower to destroy all life on Earth. So do we. So does China. India and Pakistan are major nuclear powers. No, we do not need another war, nor is life on the planet likely to survive it.
GERMANY MAY CONSIDER REPARATIONS TO GREECE AFTER ALL
I've published a couple of articles on the subject of reparations to Greece in the recent past. There has been much talk about the money Greece allegedly owes the EU for loans advanced to prior Greek governments. The EU claims that agreements made by previous governments are binding on subsequent governments. The new Greek government disputes that.
The growing problem for the EU is 2 fold. If the current Greek government must honor commitments from previous governments, then the current German government must honor commitments from the German government during the 1930's and 1940's. Therefore the reparation claim is valid. If, on the other hand, commitments from the German government 70+ years ago are invalid, then so are the commitments from previous Greek governments.
Now, according to the subject article, members of the ruling party in Germany agree Greece is owed reparations. All of this could have been avoided if the EU bankers were not so greedy. In the end, they may wind up paying more than they get. As a result they may also destabilize European financial markets. Simply put, it looks like they have screwed themselves.
Bruce New World Order News
Germany faces paying billions to Greece in compensation for wartime atrocities after Merkel's senior advisers warn her Athens DOES HAVE a valid claim to reparations
Germany did pay some £50million in compensation to Greece after WW2
However, the new government in Athens says it was never enough
Greece is demanding up to £250bn in reparations for the Nazi occupation
Published: 10:40 EST, 17 March 2015 | Updated: 20:47 EST, 17 March 2015
Germany should pay reparations to Greece for ‘serious wrongs’ by the Nazis, members of Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition said last night.
The German Chancellor has angrily rejected demands from Greek ministers for Berlin to pay £240billion in compensation for Nazi atrocities during the Second World War.
But, in an astonishing twist, senior members of the SPD, which shares power with Mrs Merkel, yesterday disagreed.
Senior figures in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner in government have united with the Green Party to declare Germany should compensate Greece to the tune of billions of pounds for wartime Nazi atrocities
Gesine Schwan said: ‘I think it would be good for us Germans to sweep up after ourselves in terms of our history. It is about recognising that we have committed serious wrongs in Greece.
Ralf Stegner, SPD deputy leader, said: ‘We should not link the question of compensation with the current debate on the euro crisis. But I am of the opinion that we need to discuss compensation regardless.’
Green party parliamentary group leader Anton Hofreiter said: ‘Neither morally nor legally is this chapter complete.’ About 250,000 Greeks died during the brutal Nazi occupation.
Greece’s new hard-Left rulers are demanding billions in return. Justice minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos said this month that German assets in Greece could be seized.
Athens is demanding general compensation as well as specific claims for massacres and forced loans.
Some senior German politicians view the Greek demand for up to £250billion in reparations for the Nazi occupation as a ploy to gain more time and money to settle its chronic debt crisis. Pictured is an anti-austerity and pro-government demonstration in Athens that took place in February
German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said: ‘They won’t get their debts paid by conjuring German obligations from World War Two.’
Mrs Merkel’s spokesman said the question was ‘legally and politically closed’. But Eberhard Rondholz, a historian who has studied the issue, told the Financial Times: ‘The government view is false. This issue is not closed – it is very much open.’
Spiegel news magazine yesterday said lawyers have told Mrs Merkel the Greeks may have a case. It says that a £2billion loan the Third Reich secured from Greece in 1942 was never repaid – £10billion today. Germany paid Greece £50million in 1960, but Athens says it was not enough.
POSTED MARCH 17, 2015
ALLIES PREPARING TO ABANDON U.S. DOLLAR
No, the subject article does not say that, but what it does cover is the startling success of China’s regional bank. Since the end of World War 2, the U.S. has had nearly complete control over world finances. The U.S. dollar has been the reserve currency of the world for nearly 70 years. Institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary fund use the U.S. dollar and control lending in much of the 3rd world.
Just today there was an article about the IMF considering a loan to the junta in Ukraine. Of course when the IMF or world bank loans money, there are many strings attached. If a nation does not adhere to U.S. interests, they don't get the loan.
Now China has entered into direct competition with the IMF and World Bank and they have the money. What is startling is the number of nations that are rushing to sign up. One can only conclude other nations are seeing what many others have been seeing for years. The era of the U.S. controlling international finance is coming to an end. Even American allies are abandoning ship.
Bruce New World Order News
"Colossal Defeat" For Obama As Australia Joins China's Regional Bank
, "make no mistake," the decision by Australia's Abbott government to sign on for negotiations to join China’s regional bank, foreshadowed by Tony Abbott at the weekend,"represents a colossal defeat for the Obama administration’s incompetent, distracted, ham-fisted diplomacy in Asia."
The decision by the Abbott government to sign on for negotiations to join China’s regional bank, foreshadowed by Tony Abbott at the weekend, represents another defeat for Barack Obama’s diplomacy in Asia.
The Abbott government is right to make this decision. It had well-founded concerns about the vague and unsatisfactory governance arrangements of the institution when Beijing first invited Canberra to join.
Those arrangements have improved since then and Australia is only signing on to negotiate terms of accession.
If the terms are no good, Australia will ultimately walk away.
Canberra’s move follows similar decisions by Britain, Singapore, India and New Zealand.
Make no mistake — all this represents a colossal defeat for the Obama administration’s incompetent, distracted, ham-fisted diplomacy in Asia.
The Obama administration didn’t want Australia to sign up for the China-led AIIB. The Abbott government rightly feels that it owes Obama nothing.
Obama went out of his way to embarrass the Prime Minister politically on climate change with a rogue speech at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
The speech had been billed as dealing with American leadership in Asia and instead was full of material designed to embarrass Abbott.
Since then, the Abbott government has felt absolutely zero subjective good will for Obama.
This is an outlook shared by many American allies.
It’s important to get all the distinctions right here.
The Abbott government operates foreign policy in Australia’s national interest.
That includes full fidelity to the American alliance and to supporting US strategic leadership.
But the Obama administration has neither the continuous presence, nor the tactical wherewithal nor the store of goodwill or personal relationships to carry Canberra, or other allies, on non-essential matters.
The Obama administration has tried to convince both its friends and allies not to join the China Bank.
This was probably a bad call in itself, but, as so often with the Obama administration, it was a bad call badly implemented.
The characteristically bad implementation has helped shred Obama’s diplomatic credibility.
The Chinese have been the US’s best friends in Asia, diplomatically. Their territorial aggressiveness in the East and South China Seas has driven Asia to embrace America’s security role more tightly than ever.
The American military are now the best American diplomats in Asia by far.
Such prestige as the US enjoys in Asia these days rests disproportionately on the shoulders of the US military.
Obama has neglected and mistreated allies and as a result Washington has much less influence than previously.
The saga of the China Bank is almost a textbook case of the failure of Obama’s foreign policy.
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As we have detailed recently, Australia is in trouble economically and its pivot to China makes perfect self-preservation sense... as Sheridan notes:
Obama treats allies shabbily and as a result he loses influence with them and then seems perpetually surprised at this outcome.
The Asian professionals in Washington regard the Obama administration as particularly ineffective in Asia.
The consensus is that the Obama White House is insular, isolated, inward-looking, focused on the President’s personal image and ineffective in foreign policy.
Britain and Australia might be too polite to tell the US straight up– “Look, you have $18.1 trillion in official debt, you have $42 trillion in unfunded liabilities, and you’re kind of a dick. I’m dumping you.”
So instead they’re going with the “it’s not you, it’s me” approach.
But to anyone paying attention, it’s pretty obvious where this trend is going.
It won’t be long before other western nations jump on the anti-dollar bandwagon with action and not just words.
POSTED MARCH 16, 2015
“INSANIAC” GENERAL SAYS TIME TO KILL RUSSIANS
Robert H. Scales, the retired United States Army major general, says it's time kill Russians. I have used the term, “insaniacs” frequently in describing many of our government masters. Add General Scales to that list. The scarey thing is the size of that list. Those who wrote “The Project for a New American Century” should be on that list. Those who wrote the Northwoods Project back in the early 60's, should be on that list.
While we, in America, have paid almost no attention to the antics of those who have wormed their way into power, the potential for economic collapse, environmental destruction and nuclear war, is becoming more and more likely. Russians read the paper too. Imagine how we, in America, would feel if a Russian General said it was time to start killing Americans?
There are actually 2 answers in preserving our world. The first is, “They have to go”. There is absolutely no purpose in maintaining these nutcases in positions of power. We would all be much better off if they were gone, never to return. The second is connected to the first. There is no way “they” are going to leave on their own. Unless and until, there are hundreds of thousands in the streets demanding their removal, things will continue to worsen.
Bruce New World Order News
‘Didn’t know they watch Fox in Russia’: Defiant ‘kill Russians’ US ex-general insists he told ‘truth’
Published time: March 15, 2015 01:26
Robert H. Scales (a still from YouTube video by American Security Project)
Seemingly unfazed by the outrage his comments on Fox Business Channel have caused, the former US general who thinks the only solution to the Ukraine conflict is to “start killing Russians” has defended his stance, again speaking to Fox.
Robert H. Scales, the retired United States Army major general whose outburst was aired by Fox on Tuesday, did not have to justify his comments as such, as he was invited for a cozy conversation with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren to jokingly discuss the reaction to his remarks.
Responding to the news that the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal probe into his statements on charges of public calls for starting an aggressive war made in the media, and that his remarks violated article 20 of the United Nations’ International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that bans any propaganda of war and instigation of discrimination, hatred or violence, Scales shrugged it off by branding it “a Russian form of war.”
“It’s the Russia version of the First Amendment – five years in prison if you say something that makes [Russian President] Vladimir Putin angry,” Scales told Fox News.
The only thing that appeared to bother the military analyst is that he is not going to try any vodka or borsch in Russia due to the criminal investigation.
“I’m not concerned at all, I just kind of wish I could take a vacation in Russia but I can guarantee, that’s not going to happen,” he said.
Scales was seemingly surprised by the fact that his words reached the Russians at all: “I got emails today from people in Russia I never heard of before. I didn’t know Fox News was watched in Russia.”
In the end, he insisted that everything he told Fox was “the truth.”
“Fox is not Vladimir Putin’s favorite network, because as you saw me on the clip you ran, we’re trying to tell the truth about what’s going on in places like Ukraine and places like Iran,” the former major general said.
According to him, “we all know that sanctions don’t work, negotiations don’t work, we can’t push the red ‘reset’ button, and the bottom line is, only military action by the Ukrainians that we support will turn the tide.”
In the new interview, uploaded by Fox News on Friday, Scales used a slightly milder rhetoric than in his previous appearance – which, however, was partly repeated on air before the conversation. Earlier, he alleged that “the only way the United States can have any effect in this region and turn the tide is start killing Russians...killing so many Russians that even Putin’s media can’t hide the fact that Russians are returning to their motherland in body bags.”
Washington has failed to provide any proof of the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine – which Moscow categorically denies – except for a handful of fuzzy satellite images of alleged Russian hardware that the Russian Foreign Ministry has branded “fake.”
Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich earlier condemned Scales' statements, calling them “Russophobic” and stressing that “the tone of the rampant anti-Russian propaganda is being set by Washington officials.”
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that Washington is sending "some $75 million of additional non-lethal assistance" to Kiev, including drones and armored Humvees. The US also announced earlier in March that it was planning to send about 300 military advisors to train the Ukrainian army from March through October.
It comes as a fragile ceasefire has settled in eastern Ukraine and some of America’s NATO allies – notably Germany and France – have spoken out against arming the Ukrainians with Western weaponry.
The civil war in Ukraine’s southeast began in April 2014 after Kiev sent its military to the area, as locals refused to recognize the new coup-imposed authorities in the capital. The fighting has seen over 6,000 killed and nearly 15,000 injured, according to the UN Human Rights Office.
POSTED MARCH 13, 2015
22 Iraq soldiers killed in Anbar airstrike
The U.S. contrived war on ISIS continued as American jets attacked and killed 22 Iraqi soldiers. No, Iraqi soldiers do not fight for ISIS and yes, Iraq is now supposed to be an American ally in the war against ISIS. No matter. Let's bomb and kill them.
It was just a couple of weeks ago when Iraq claimed it shot down American and British aircraft delivering weapons to ISIS. The hubris of our government masters continues to sink to new depths as all pretense of fighting a noble cause against terrorism evaporates. Now the U.S. Congress wants to give any Chief Executive the authority to wage war against anyone he or she chooses.
If Americans continue to be passive in the face of all this, one has to wonder how long it will be before it's America against most of the rest of the world.
Iraqi military sources say 22 soldiers from an army unit in the western province of Anbar have been killed in an airstrike.
According to an Iraqi military officer and a police source, 22 soldiers were killed when an airstrike believed to be launched by a US-led coalition aircraft hit the headquarters of an army company on the edge of Ramadi city, Anbar's provincial capital on Thursday.
The sources did not identify the nationality of the plane causing the damage.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gilleran, a spokesman for the coalition forces denied its airstrikes on Thursday has caused any friendly casualties.
Other Iraqi officials have provided alternative explanations, with Sabah Karhout, head of the Anbar provincial council, saying that the bombing was caused by explosives stored underneath the army headquarters in Ramadi.
The death toll may be higher as conflicting reports are emerging from the incident which comes against a backdrop of Iraqi armed forces’ continued clashes with ISIL Takfiri terrorists in various parts of the Arab country.
Iraqi forces, backed by volunteer fighters keep advancing in the northern city of Tikrit, a major stronghold for ISIL militants who control swathes of land in Iraq. The operation has so far liberated major parts of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s hometown.
ISIL Takfiri terrorists have started to hit back with sporadic attacks on security personnel deployed in western Anbar province.
The operation includes a combined force of more than 30,000 fighters both from the Iraqi armed forces and volunteers, known as Popular Mobilization Units. It is the largest operation launched by the government to date and many see it as a prelude to recapturing the northern city of Mosul.
The US-led international coalition against ISIL has no role to play in the operation to retake Tikrit, although Iraqi officials have announced they would use the support of coalition airstrikes in the battle for Mosul.
POSTED MARCH 12, 2015
DEFENSE ATTORNEY JUDY CLARKE: GOVERNMENT HATCHET MAN
As I write this the trial of accused Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continues. If anyone has being paying attention, a few things come screaming out. First: There doesn't seem to be any evidence showing this man participated in the bombing. Second: Pictures of the backpack in which the bomb was placed is clearly not his, nor his brother's. Third: Tsarnaev's defense attorney, Judy Clarke, has said in open court, “ He did it”.
In fact, Ms. Clarke has made a living unsuccessfully defending other high profile clients. If she were a baseball team, she would be the Chicago Cubs. Never mind that. That's who gets assigned to accused defendants our government masters need to be guilty.
Just last week, I rewatched the movie “A Few Good Men”. The underlying premise was to assign a defense attorney who had no courtroom experience and always settled cases before they got to trial. In real life I suspect this is similar to the assignment of Judy Clarke to this defendant. Imagine if you were on trial for your life. Then imagine that there was evidence putting into question your guilt. Then imagine your attorney gets up in court and says you did it. No, I can't imagine that in any movie, but sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.
The other day, one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys, David Bruck, told the judge that the infamous video the FBI claims to have showing her client planting the bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon “does not exist”
Based on that many of us thought maybe, perhaps, this once, a patsy in the U.S. would finally get something close to a fair trial or at least marginally respectable representation. For once.
Judy Clarke said the bombings were “misguided acts” carried out by Tsarnaev and his late older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. “There’s little that we dispute. It was him,” she said in US District Court in Boston.
She sought to shift blame to the older brother, saying he had “self-radicalized” and the younger brother had “followed him.” Boston Globe
If we are to believe the article from the Boston Globe, Judy Clarke used her opening statement, all 20 minutes of it, to explain why the jurors should hang her client.
Judy tossed Dzhokhar under every bus in the city of Boston, claiming he helped make the bombs, planted them, killed a cop for no apparent reason, hijacked a car so he could confess to the driver and let him escape, ran over his own brother and ultimately ended up dazed and confused in someone’s backyard scribbling a confession on the wall of the inside of a boat (which they only found after the fabricated confession the FBI beat out of him was tossed)
Then she ends up saying this:
“Evidence will not establish, and we will not argue, that Tamerlan put a gun to Dzhokhar’s head,”,,,
Clarke on Wednesday, in her statement, which lasted only about 20 minutes, urged jurors to carefully weigh the words that Tsarnaev wrote while hiding inside the Watertown boat, which she suggested will reflect an jealous younger sibling.
“He expressed he was jealous of his brother who achieved martyrdom,” she said, and wished he could, too, Clarke said. “We ask you to carefully evaluate the testimony … about writings … where they came from and how deeply rooted they may or may not be.’’ Boston Globe
In other words:
“My client wasn’t forced to blow people up in Boston but he did it anyway. And that stupid, obviously contrived fake confession written on the side of the boat after the other one got tossed, is legit. And oh yeah, my client wants to be a martyr, so go ahead and kill him” Judy “I want a job at the Justice Department” Clarke
Only in America can you get legal representation like this.
You ever seen the trial scene in “Idiocracy”? Yeah, that’s about the size of it.
The official story is so fucking stupid, a brain-dead child could successfully defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
There is no video of him or his brother planting a bomb in Boston that day though FBI agents and politicians alike have been lying about one for over a year.For that matter, the authorities lied about another video, one they claim showed the brothers calmly walking away from the scene after the carnage. That video doesn’t exist either and in fact, a photo showing the younger brother running from the scene like everyone else surfaced not long after the lie about them just hanging out was being circulated.
Authorities have been misleading us about this event and the investigation from the very beginning if you remember. That’ ladies and gentlemen, would usually be considered a rather damning indictment of the prosecution’s case, especially considering they’ve repeatedly made mention of the non-existing “bomb planting video” several times in court proceedings.
A good lawyer would be all over this crap but it would appear, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev doesn’t have a good lawyer. He has a careerist.
From the images I saw, it looks like the two brothers were hanging out in front of a restaurant waiting to meet someone, the same someone who set them up to be the fall guys. How difficult would it be for his lawyer to follow-up on that angle?
The bomb itself was fabricated using BBs rather than buckshot or nuts and bolts. The reason for that is: whoever created it, didn’t want a massive body count, just a lot of injured people.
For that matter, the bombs didn’t detonate as the first of the athletes crossed the finish line when there were more people at the location and it was being broadcast live on TV. Instead, they waited till a couple hours later when it was just some scrub amateurs finishing the race and most of the spectators were gone.
Is that the work of a “self-radicalized” jihadist waging war on the West or an operative manufacturing a false flag event?
And speaking of the back-pack bomb, I’ll just leave this here:
Point is, there is more than enough evidence to cast serious doubt on not only this young man’s guilt, but also on the way the investigation was handled in the first place.
But not according to Judy Clarke.
The real tragedy here is not that Dzhokhar will be wrongly convicted in a kangaroo court up in Boston nor that his brother died such a violent death.
The real tragedy is that people of Boston will not get any justice out of this, just a placebo. And those folks who did set those bombs will be emboldened to do it again and again if the need arises.
UPDATE for Jody: If you look a little closer, you can see what appears to be his right leg. His left is behind the woman and most of the right is hidden behind the baby carrier thingy. But it is there. You can see the seam on his right pant leg. There are several photos of them waiting in front of that bar for someone. Of course, to me, I have to wonder… why did someone feel the need to take pictures of them waiting in front of a bar?
POSTED MARCH 11, 2015
GREECE SAYS GERMANY OWES IT OVER 300 BILLION EUROS
This is a subject I have covered back when Tsipras was elected Prime Minister of Greece. The subject article does a poor job in covering the details of the Greek claim. Back in WWII Greece was under Nazi occupation. Not only was there a tremendous amount of property and human destruction done to Greece, but Germany forced the occupied government to buy German bonds and even resorted to looting of the Greek treasury.
The subject article brushes off the claim by saying the issue was settled. Well, maybe Germany and their friends think it was settled, but the Greek people never settled. If this wasn't proof enough, we have Germany itself, admitting to the legitimacy of reparations by paying Israel for the crimes of the holocaust. Keep in mind, Israel was not even a nation during WWII.
So you can't have it both ways. You can't say Israel gets reparations, but Greece does not. Also you can't say Greece owes money to the EU, headed by Germany, but Germany doesn't owe money stolen from Greece. I guess theft is O.K. If you have the bigger gun.
Bruce New World Order News
Greece threatens to seize property, land and businesses belonging to Germany if Angela Merkel does not agree to pay compensation for WWII occupation
Greece has threatened Germany saying it will seize its property and land
Comes as Athens and EU reach a stand-off over negotiations on debt crisis
Greek Prime Minister says Germany owes his country war compensation
Alexis Tsipras adds Angela Merkel owes his country up to 332 billion euros
But Germany has dismissed the demands saying reparations have already been solved
Published: 08:51 EST, 11 March 2015 | Updated: 12:58 EST, 11 March 2015
Greece is threatening to seize property, land and businesses belonging to Germany if Berlin does not agree to compensation for Nazi wartime occupation.
The threat is seen as the latest stake-raising in the standoff between Athens and the EU over renegotiating Greek debt because of the euro crisis.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Germany owes his country war compensation worth hundreds of billions of euros.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who says that Germany owes his country compensation worth hundreds of billions of euros due to the Nazi occupation during the Second World War
His claim comes as bureaucrats met in Brussels on Wednesday for the latest talks aimed on keeping Greece in both the eurozone and the EU.
'With this we would honour all the victims of the Second World War under the Nazis, and likewise the Greek resistance,' Tsipras told Greece's parliament on Tuesday night, adding that a reparations agreement dating from 1960 did not cover demands, including payments for destroyed infrastructure and war crimes.
He mentioned that Germany was 'justly' helped back onto its feet after the Second World War through cancellation of its debts, hinting that the country- now Europe's fiscal taskmaster - should do the same for it.
An Athens newspaper last Sunday leaked details of a government study in which Mr Tsipras wants Germany to pay Greece between €269 and €332 billion.
However, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured, has said there is no reason to hold talks with Greece on the issue
And Spiegel magazine in Germany reported on Wednesday that it had learned of a plan to seize German property and assets if the reparations demand is dismissed.
'Compensation for war crimes: Greece wants to seize German property,' said the magazine. This would involve the seizure of the Goethe Institute, Germany's flagship cultural organisation abroad, as well as businesses and assets of German firms.
Germany, for its part, sees the question of World War Two reparations to have been well and truly settled in the past and the mood in Berlin is that the demand has all the overtones of a blackmail note as Greece continues to writhe over its debt repayments.
Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos brought up the victims of a Nazi massacre in a village called Distomo during Wednesday evening's parliamentary debate.
The demand comes amid a standoff between Athens and the EU over renegotiating Greek debt because of the euro crisis
'This formulation would seem to suggest that the Greek government is tying the reparations to the current negotiations on Greek debt, although the two are not officially linked,' said a German news website.
However, Germany has dismissed the Greek demands saying there was no reason to hold talks with the Greek government about the reparations.
Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said: 'It is our firm belief that questions of reparations and compensation have been legally and politically resolved.
'We should concentrate on current issues and, hopefully what will be a good future.'
A spokesman for the finance ministry added that the demands were a distraction from the serious financial issues facing Greece.
POSTED MARCH 10, 2015
IS U.S. ECONOMY COMING APART?
Today, the U.S. stock market took a substantial hit. Given the manipulation in the DOW, NASDAQ and S&P, this really isn't anything unusual. For the very rich, money is made when the market goes up and money is made when the market goes down, but maybe this time there is a hint of the inevitable.
Despite continual fraud in U.S. government statistics, their reporting on consumer spending still showed troubling weakness. Since they couldn't make it look good, they did the next best thing. They blamed the weather. Yes, the weather has been bad, but that doesn't stop spending. In our house, our expenses went down for dining, but went up for electricity and natural gas. We spent less for entertainment, but more for taxes and medical care.
Let's simplify this. There is only so much money. Beyond that, there is only so much you can borrow. Americans have seen real wages decline for over 30 years, while expense have continued to increase. All excuses aside, you cannot spend more than you have. The chickens are coming home to roost. Even the government statistics on increased spending shows nothing more than a reflection of increased prices, thus exposing their fraudulent inflation statistics. So, is the economy coming apart? Of course, but it may take a while. Let's hope it takes a long while as it won't be pretty.
Bruce New World Order News
Consumer Spending Tumbles: BofA Blames Snow, Oil; Claims Its Models Are Right, Reality Is Wrong
Stick a fork in the now proven wrong theory that plunging gas prices would boost consumer spending. Why? Because 4 months after the full impact of tumbling gas price was said to become apparent, consumer spending is not only not picking up, it is in fact slowing down more, especially in those places where there was snow in the winter, and gasp, where oil price actually fell the most!
Ridiculous? No. This is what the latest Bank of America card data survey reveals. To wit:
"Consumer spending remained sluggish in February, according to the Bank of America card data. After netting out volatile gasoline and autos, spending on Bank of America credit and debit cards was unchanged MoM seasonally adjusted. On a YoY basis, sales are still up a solid 5.4%, but that reflects favorable comps from last year."
How is it possible that everyone could have been so wrong? Simple: for the second year in a row, nobody could possibly anticipate that the "gas savings" boost to consumer spending in the early winter would be fully (and then some) offset by an utterly inconceivable heavy snowfall in January and February. Because seasonal adjustments are there only for show, and to smooth out goalseeked lines presumably, not to - you know - adjust for the seasons.
The BofA scapegoating is just humor in its most purest:
We can explain the weak MoM rate, in part, from the harsh winter weather in February. Excessive snowfall in parts of the country left many households stuck at home, reducing spend on their credit and debit cards. Of course, we attempt to control for seasonality, but it is difficult to capture abnormal weather patterns.
Wait what: seasonally-adjusted data is unable to capture the seasons? Please do go on...
But it gets better, when BofA tries to prove that it wasn't its fault its models predicted something totally different than what actually happened.
We can test this hypothesis by examining spending by the largest metropolitan areas (MSAs). As we show in the Chart of the Month, retail spending ex-gasoline and autos tumbled in Dallas, Charlotte and Boston. To control for noise in the data, we take the three-month moving average – simply looking at the change in February, however, would reveal a particularly sharp decline in Boston. The Boston MSA had record snowfall, while Charlotte was hit by late winter storms.
But the absolute punchline is this: recall that the primary thesis of the "plunging oil is unambiguously good" herd of penguins was that lower oil and thus gas would boost consumer spending. Well, apparently that is the case everywhere else... except where the oil plunge is strongest!
Dallas also dealt with unseasonably poor weather, but we also suspect the weakness could be a reaction to the decline in oil prices, which has curbed investment in the oil industry, hurting the local economy.
And back to square one, as BofA concludes its models were right; it was reality that was wrong.
If not for the unfortunate weather, we think consumer spending would have been stronger. The backdrop is favorable: solid job growth, improving consumer sentiment and savings from lower gasoline prices. We remain constructive, forecasting a healthy acceleration in consumer spending in the coming months.
With that load of humor behind us, here is something actually useful: actual data charted:
And the hits just keep on coming, because the retail sales ex autos and gas was the worst since January of 2014!
Looking past the effect of gasoline prices still reveals a slowing trend in consumer spending ex-autos, as can be seen by the blue bars in the chart.
After a solid gain in October, sales ex-gasoline and autos have weakened. The data in February was particularly sluggish even relative to the trend.
We have been surprised by the weak performance of spending ex-gasoline and autos given the improving consumer backdrop.
But... but.. the model said so...
The trend in consumer spending has slowed across the sectors, as measured by the three-month average of the MoM SA change.
Restaurant sales still look relatively stronger, with sales at fast casual dining and quick service restaurants remaining positive, albeit slower than the average monthly growth rate last year.
Sales at furniture and clothing stores have weakened, reflecting a decline in demand for bigger ticket items.
The trend in retail spending, as defined by sales ex-autos, ex-gasoline, continued to weaken in Texas. Sales are running at 2.8% yoy in February, a notable slowdown from the pace of 4.5% last summer.
For the first time since late-2010, spending in Texas is running at a rate that is slower than the rest of the country.
We have seen other signs of weakness in Texas – initial jobless claims, for example, have spiked. We are concerned that the decline in oil prices has already started to weigh on the local economy.
The seasonally adjusted retail sales ex-autos aggregate from the BAC internal data was unchanged MoM in February. This left the three-month moving average to fall 0.8% mom SA.
Nearly all of the recent contraction can be explained by a decline in spending at gasoline stations as a result of falling prices over the past several months.
BAC card spending has trended very closely with the comparable measure from the Census Bureau, suggesting the Census data, released on Thursday, should show a similar trajectory.
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But wait, surely the money "saved" from the lack of spending on gas, if only for the past 3 months now that gas prices are screaming higher, was spent on something? Yes, precisely. And we explained precisely what that something was in "Here Is What Americans Spent Their "Gas Savings" On"
And with that we consider the "mysterious" case of the missing US spending, closed.
POSTED MARCH 9, 2015
ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER: 'BEHEAD PALESTINIANS'
Israel has been a nation since 1948. Since its' origin it has played the victim role to perfection. Just show a movie about the holocaust or maybe newsreels from that time. They can talk about Hitler and Nazis in an effort to shame the rest of us. If that doesn't work they can misquote the Bible and falsely claim they are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If you don't love them, then you oppose God.
You can't blame them. It has worked like a charm. I myself, was a strong supporter of the Israeli government until about 5 years ago. Once the “scales” were removed from my eyes, I began to judge their government as I would any other.
The latest outrage from that bunch is a quote from the Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. He has publicly proclaimed that “those against us, it cannot be helped, we must lift up an ax and behead them — otherwise we will not survive here.” Unfortunately, this is typical of those in control of that nation. First came the lies, then came the money, now comes the brutality.
Regardless of your religious persuasion, we cannot honor any claim by them to be special in the eyes of God.
Bruce New World Order News
Israel’s Lieberman calls for beheading of Arab Israelis
Mon Mar 9, 2015 12:18AM
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. (AFP photo)
The Israeli foreign minister has called for the beheading of all Arabs living in the occupied territories, only because of their opposition to the policies of the Tel Aviv regime.
Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday that all Arabs who reside in occupied Palestine and oppose Israel for its discriminatory policies against the Palestinians should be decapitated.
“… those against us, it cannot be helped, we must lift up an ax and behead them — otherwise we will not survive here.” Lieberman said.
The extremist Israeli politician, who leads the Yisrael Beytenu party, made the remarks during a campaign event ahead of the general election slated for mid March.
Lieberman has repeatedly called for taking harsh measures against the Arabs living in the occupied territories, whom Lieberman call terrorists because of expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians. He has even called for issuing death penalties for those who publicly denounce Israeli’s policies against the Palestinians.
“… [those] who raise a black flag on Nakba Day [on which Palestinians mourn the establishment of Israel] — from my perspective, they should leave here,” he said.
Lieberman has also proposed a land swaps plan in which Arabs would be handed over to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for more territories in which Israel could expand its illegal settlements.
In a TV debate earlier in the month, Lieberman lashed out at leader of the Arab party, Ayman Odeh, calling him a terror supporter and a fifth column.
Lieberman is quite known for his odd and controversial comments on foreign policy issues, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu designating him as the “embarrassing foreign minister.”
POSTED MARCH 6, 2015
GOVERNOR WALKER BRINGS BACK THE SWEATSHOP
Today, the legislature of my home State of Wisconsin, voted to make that State a “right to work state”. Wow! What a sweet sounding term! ---the right to work. Having lived and worked in Wisconsin for the better part of my life, I never once worried about my right to work. Of course those who have studied this subject know this has nothing to do with the right to work and everything to do with collective bargaining.
Our grandparents and great grandparents risked their jobs, their savings and sometimes their lives to fight for the right to organize in bargaining with multinational corporations. This movement led to the greatest advance in the standard of living for the middle class of any nation in the history of the world. I might add this was done without any consequences to the profitability and market share of those companies whose workers were organized.
Sadly, there are always people like Governor Walker. Those are the wealthy politicians who have long ago sold their souls to wealthy corporations. In removing the ability of an organization to bargain exclusively with an employer, the government has effectively killed unions. Now, a multi-national company like Wal-Mart, which is larger than many nations, can dictate terms of employment to individuals having no bargaining power whatsoever.
What will this do do wages, benefits, pensions, holiday pay, working conditions, scheduling and seniority? That question has already been answered by thousands of years of employment history in hundreds of nations. With power only existing in the hands of the employer, employees will be faced with the lowest possible compensation with little or no benefits and no security. It's a good thing our ancestors, who sacrificed so much are no longer alive to see their descendants give this away. Much of the difference between working conditions in the U.S. and Mexico can be traced back to the absence of collective bargaining.
The subject article covers the appearance of Victoria Nuland before House Foreign Affairs Committee members. In a very short time she was able to tell one lie after another concerning events in Ukraine. It was embarrassing because all of her allegations have already been dis-proven. No matter to her. When you get exposed, just lie, lie again.
One of the statements she made was that there were many thousands of Russian troops in Ukraine. Even the head of the Ukraine military says there are no Russian troops in that nation.
Victoria Nuland is a disgrace in an administration that is filled with disgraceful people. Yesterday, in my post about Hillary Clinton, I said Nero would be proud. Sadly, this America looks less and less like the America of our fathers, and more like the Rome immediately before its' collapse.
Bruce New World Order News
Nuland Lied to Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine
Nuland Lied to Congress about Phantom Russian Hoards in Ukraine
They should have ordered her apprehended the moment she showed up. She’s guilty of high crimes too egregious to ignore.
Her statement was polar opposite truth. It was a beginning-to-end litany of Big Lies no committee member challenged.
She called murdered US-funded, self-serving opportunist Boris Nemtsov a “freedom fighter, Russian patriot and friend.”
She ignored the almost certain CIA false flag responsible for killing him. She absurdly called Ukraine “central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a ‘Europe whole, free and at peace.’ “
Fact: Washington wants Ukraine used as a dagger against Russia’s heartland – with menacing US bases on its borders threatening is sovereign independence.
Nuland called US planned and implements year ago Maidan violence using well-trained Nazi thugs “peaceful protest(s) by ordinary Ukrainians.”
“They braved frigid temperatures, brutal beatings and sniper bullets…Ukraine began to forge a new nation…holding free and fair election…and undertaking deep and comprehensive economic and political reforms.”
Fact: US-deposed President Viktor Yanukovych’s police showed remarkable restraint.
Fact: Washington-supported Nazi thugs bore full responsibility for beatings, sniper killings and other violence.
Fact: Ukrainian parliamentary and presidential elections were farcical – with no legitimacy whatever.
Fact: So-called economic reforms involve crushing hardships on already impoverished Ukrainians in return for loan-shark-of-last-resort IMF blood money.
Fact: No responsible political reforms exist. None are planned. It bears repeating. Ukraine is a US-installed fascist dictatorship.
Nuland lied claiming “enhance(d) (Ukrainian) transparency in public procurement, reduce(d) government inefficiency and corruption, (laws) making the banking system more transparent, and measures to improve the climate for business and…foreign investment.”
Ukrainian banking is a black hole of grand theft. State farmland and enterprises are being sold to Western predators at fire sale prices.
Corruption is worse than ever. Government and military officials are stealing everything they can get their dirty hands on – at the expense of imposing crushing austerity on deeply impoverished millions.
Hyperinflation grips the country. The “breadbasket” of Europe can’t feed its people. Rationing was imposed.
Energy prices skyrocketed to unaffordable levels. Ukraine symbolizes humanitarian disastrous conditions wherever America shows up.
Nuland recited a litany of Big Lies about the “new Ukraine,” – a Nazified menace to its people, Europe and humanity.
Claiming it’s “building a peaceful, democratic, independent” nation is polar opposite truth.
She aimed the worst of her rant at Russia and Donbass freedom fighters.
She lied about Crimea “under illegal occupation” – ignoring near Crimean unanimity to reverse a historic mistake and rejoin Russia.
She turned truth on its head claiming “(i)n eastern Ukraine, Russia and its separatist puppets unleashed unspeakable violence and pillage.”
“MH17 was shot down. Hundreds of Russian heavy weapons and troops poured across the border, fueling the conflict.”
“Sixteen Russian uninspected ‘humanitarian convoys’ entered Ukraine in violation of agreements with the Ukrainian government, the ICRC and the international community.”
“Donetsk airport was obliterated…Debaltseve, a key rail hub beyond the ceasefire lines, fell to separatist and Russian forces six days after Minsk was signed…”
“This is a manufactured conflict controlled by the Kremlin, fueled by Russian tanks and heavy weapons; financed at Russian taxpayers’ expense and costing the lives of young Russians…”
Fact: Kiev collaboratively with Washington launched naked aggression against Donbass residents wanting democratic rights everyone deserves – wanting to live free from the scourge of fascism.
Fact: No Russian hoards “poured across (Ukraine’s) border.” Kiev’s own military chief said so.
No evidence whatever shows Russian involvement. None exists except photos exposed as fakes.
Fact: Washington and Kiev bear full responsibility for unleashing unspeakable violence against Donbass residents.
Fact: One or more Ukrainian warplanes downed MH17- a US/Kiev false flag. Russia and rebels had nothing to do with it.
Fact: Russia is the only nation delivering vitally needed humanitarian aid – inspected by ICRC representatives.
Fact: Minsk ceasefire terms included nothing about Debastseve.
Fact: Washington and Kiev “manufactured” Donbass’ conflict – not Moscow or rebels.
Not a single House Foreign Affairs Committee member challenged Nuland’s obvious and outrageous Big Lies.
They accepted them as gospel. They let an unindicted war criminal insult them.
Russia and rebels are consistently and wrongfully blamed for US/Kiev crimes.
Obama wants war, not peace. He wants unchallenged control over America’s newest colony. He wants it pillaged for profit.
He wants it as a stepping-stone toward long sought regime change in Russia – replacing its sovereign independence with pro-Western puppet governance.
His maniacal agenda risks possible nuclear war. Nuland is one of many neocon fascists infesting Washington.
Their notion of peace and prosperity includes endless wars of aggression, mass slaughter and destruction, stealing world resources, enslaving its people, and creating unspeakable human misery.
They quest for world dominance may kill us all!
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POSTED MARCH 4, 2015
HOW TO BE A CROOK AND NEVER GET PUNISHED
The subject article covers Hillary Clinton's failure to use a government email account while she was Secretary of State. Yes, this is a crime and no, she will never get prosecuted. Why not? Because she is a member of the New American Royalty. That is the organization that controls our government, our economy and our justice system.
Back when Bill Clinton was President, he was being investigated for various sexual crimes against women. He was reported to have quipped “they will never lay a glove on me”. He was right. They never did and never will. His wife also has a long history of criminal behavior. She began her sordid career on the Watergate committee where she was removed from the committee for unethical behavior. From the Whitewater and cattle futures scandal, to information linking her to the killing of her former law partner, Vince Foster. Then when she became Secretary of State, she immediately became embroiled in the scandal of the killing of the ambassador to Libya at Bengazi.
It shows how far this nation has sunk when people like this are not only not punished when they break the law, but are thrust into some of the highest positions in America. Nero would be proud.
Bruce New World Order News
Will Hillary Clinton be Punished for Private Email Account?
Former Obama admin officials shamed into early-retirement for using private email
by Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com | March 3, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s secret use of a private email account to conduct official State Department business raises questions as to whether the former secretary of state will face repercussions for what experts say is clear criminal activity.
According to a report in the New York Times, Clinton not only failed to use a government email address during her time at the State Department, but also ignored the Federal Records Act by not ensuring the preservation of her personal account’s emails.
“Under federal law… letters and emails written and received by federal officials, such as the secretary of state, are considered government records and are supposed to be retained so that congressional committees, historians and members of the news media can find them,” the Times wrote.
Following the revelation, countless legal experts from across the spectrum voiced their concern over what many agreed to be nefarious activity.
“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,” Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, told the Times. “I can recall no instance in my time at the National Archives when a high-ranking official at an executive branch agency solely used a personal email account for the transaction of government business.”
Aside from issues of legality, Clinton’s use of private email instead of a much more secure government account undoubtedly placed classified State Department information at risk.
“While one hopes that there was at least some attempt to better secure her personal account by government security experts, it’s still almost certainly less secure,” noted Tech Dirt‘s Mike Masnick. “Given how much sensitive information the Secretary of State has to deal with, it seems inexcusable that she was allowed to conduct official business via her personal account.”
In fact, Clinton’s private email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, first surfaced after noted hacker “Guccifer” accessed the email account of Sidney Blumenthal, senior adviser to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
“While Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton confidant, used her private e-mail to send personal messages… he also forwarded the Cabinet member a series of “Confidential” memos about foreign policy matters,” the Smoking Gun reports. “The memos to Clinton carried titles like ‘Comprehensive Intel Report on Libya,’ and included all-cap warnings that, ‘THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SOURCES AND SHOULD BE HANDLED WITH CARE.’”
Unsurprisingly, Clinton is not the first government official, or the first in the Obama administration, to use a private email address for official government business.
So the question remains, will Hillary be forced to step out of the political spotlight given her behavior?
Although many analysts feel the disclosure will further cripple Clinton’s presidential aspirations for 2016, the former first lady is unlikely to abandon her role as self-proclaimed dynasty heiress unless the public demands transparency and the rule of law be upheld.
POSTED MARCH 3, 2015
MANDATORY VACCINES FOR EVERYONE
The subject article and documents expose the government plan to mandate vaccines for all in the U.S. We have already witnessed the intimidation and threats towards school children and their parents who resist vaccinations. Now, with the implementation of Obamacare, this plan will be expanded to everyone. Add to this Medicare and Medicade, and you pretty well have jurisdiction over all residents in the U.S.
So, do our government masters just want to protect us from all disease? Yeah, their motives have always been for our own good, right? No, this is simply another step towards total control. Back in the early 1950's this same government supervised the addition of SV40 into the Polio vaccine. This was later shown to cause cancer. We also have the recent expose' of the CDC in the coverup of a study showing the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. No, these people never have your best interest at heart. If they're making you do it, you can be sure you don't want it.
Over the years I have pointed out that they will not stop ---ever. Evil is progressive and will not stop on its' own. America today is as apathetic as it has ever been. That's why they steal. That's why they send our jobs overseas. That's why they start wars all over the world. That's why their police beat and kill people for minor offenses and that's why their going to make you take dangerous and ineffective shots. If we're going to survive as a people, we have to resist them. This is as good a time as any.
Bruce New World Order News
BREAKING: FORCED ADULT VACCINATION Plan - Healthy People 2020 . . . Federal Register and the PLAN
The federal register is soliciting comments on the National Vaccine Plan. How many of you have heard of the
"Healthy People 2020". Sound similar to all the other 2020 plans? We are the 'resource' being managed . . .
Solicitation of Written Comments on the
Draft National Adult Immunization Plan
Vaccination is considered one of the most important public health achievements of the
20th century and continues to offer great promise in the 21st century. Vaccines save
lives and improve the quality of life by preventing serious infectious diseases and their
consequences. However, the benefits of vaccination are not realized equally across the
U.S.population. Adult vaccination ratesremain low inthe UnitedStates,and significant
racial and ethnic disparities also exist.
The NAIP is intended to facilitate coordinated action by federal and nonfederal partners
to protect public health and achieve optimal prevention of infectious diseases and their
consequences through vaccination of adults.The NAIP includes indicators to draw attention
to and track progress against core goals.These indicators will measure progress against
set standards and inform future implementation and quality improvement efforts.
The plan establishes four key goals ,each of which is supported by objectives and
strategies to guide implementation through 2020:
Goal 1: Strengthen the adult immunization infrastructure.
Goal 2: Improve access to adult vaccines.
Goal 3: Increase community demand for adult immunizations.
Goal 4: Foster innovation in adult vaccine development and vaccination-related technologies.
Achieving the goals of the NAIP is facilitated by agreement on plan priorities and coordination of the wide range of programs that support them. The Assistant Secretary for Health serves as the director ofthe National Vaccine Program and will lead the NAIP and its implementation. In support of this mission, NVPO will facilitate collaboration and coordinate the monitoring of progress for the NAIP.
VACCINES: Beware of petitions and calls to legislators
From: sayno2flushots <email@example.com>
Date: February 18, 2015 11:48:26 AM PST
Subject: Beware of petitions and calls to legislators
The campaign is on to eliminate vaccine exemptions.
It is a perfectly sound 'business' plan for Big Pharma to lobby legislators for the removal of vaccine exemptions. It has been done for many years and Big Pharma has a huge amount of money to put this campaign in motion. See Profits, Not Health, Motivate Mandates. Let's face it, unless you have money to put in their hot little hands, your opinion means nothing to them. Newbies to 'lobbying' may not yet understand or accept this fact. Veterans like Kristine Severyn, Ingri and I have watched this play out over many years.
Also, if pockets of vaccine-aware parents can be located demographically, news stories can be planted in their local media to falsely create a problem which may or may not be real. As Jon Rappoport reported regarding the so-called "measles outbreak"
Now some folks are recommending that people sign a petition on the WhiteHouse.gov website calling for a study to be done by the CDC. These folks might be new to this topic and are unaware of what has transpired over many years and has been exposed recently by Dr William Thompson, CDC whistle blower. There is no question that the controllers of the CDC know there is a connection between vaccines and autism. They have known for years and have deliberately been covering it up. So, why ask them to do a study?
When you sign petitions, you give your name and demographic location (zip code). By doing this you help them locate the pockets of resistance so they can plant stories in these areas. It not only doesn't help, it hurts. The WhiteHouse.Gov petition web site was not set up to help the 99%. It was set up as a data collection devise so the population's real concerns could be identified, their demographics analyzed and the appropriate propaganda could be 'crafted'. And we volunteer the info. They don't even have to pay for polls or surveys.
Would a legitimate representative government pull such a stunt? Of course not, but a federal corporation would do exactly that.
From Judge Dale's The Great American Adventure:
Time to grow up America! Look around you and look at your lives! They have eliminated the family farms and local stores; placed us into cities; gave our industry away to break the unions; issued valueless currency and stole our gold and silver; raised taxes and stole their paper currency back; involved us in staged wars; began a mass fore-closure of American homes and poisoned our air and public water!
The debate has to be moved away from making demands on the CDC - as if they could be trusted - to exposing them for the liars, cheats and thieves they really are!!
Retired Registered Respiratory Therapist
Former Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children
Spouse of a retired Family Practitioner
In Defense of Humanity - RBN weekly program
Parents Against Mandatory Vaccines
People for Safe Technologies
POSTED MARCH 2, 2015
REPORT: OBAMA THREATENED TO SHOOT DOWN ISRAELI JETS
In a world that grows more bizarre by the day, a report published in the Daily Mail, said that disagreements between Israel and the U.S. nearly erupted into a military confrontation last year. According to the article, Prime Minister Netanyahu was planning on sending Israeli jets to attack Iran. Obama then warned that he would “shoot down” any Israeli jets heading for Iran.
So, is it true? Who knows? I do know that Israel has been chomping at the bit to attack Iran or getting the U.S. to attack Iran. Since those in charge of Israel have received recognition for their State in 1948, they have been on a continual land grab throughout Palestine. They have fought major wars against Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan as well as military attacks around the Middle East. In the past decade Israeli military forces have attacked Palestinian civilians on a nearly daily basis, resulting in the death of thousands of unarmed men, women and children.
Along with the military adventures, the Israeli government has a policy of demolishing homes of non Jews and then building homes on the property for Israelis. The Israeli government ordered the attack on the American naval ship, USS Liberty, in the 1967 war, killing 34 seamen. Israeli spies stole top secret documents from the U.S. Defense Department, allowing them to develop both atomic and hydrogen bombs. They now possess between 600 and 800 atomic warheads.
It has been reported that Israeli intelligence gave the false reports to the Bush administration regarding the non existent “weapons of mass destruction” in order to goad the U.S. into the war against Iraq. These are not the actions of a friend. These are the actions of liars and frauds. That is not to attack Jews. That is what they claim. This is to attack those who would use, steal, lie and start trouble. That type of person or government has no religion.
Bruce New World Order News
President Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets if they attacked Iranian nuclear facilities last year, claim sources
President Obama is alleged to have thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014
The U.S. threatened to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets and so Netanyahu aborted his plans to attack Iraq
Netanyahu will appears in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid
Published: 00:51 EST, 2 March 2015 | Updated: 04:05 EST, 2 March 2015
President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend
The threat from the U.S. forced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to abort a planned attack on Iraq, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.
Netanyahu will be in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran.
President Obama is alleged to have thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets
For six years, President Obama and Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.
The Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran last year after discovering that the U.S. and Iran were involved in secret talks over Iran's nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back.
The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
According to the report, 'Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army's chief of staff, Benny Gantz, to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran's nuclear program.
'In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel's security.'
For six years, President Obama and Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies
The sources added that Gantz and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully.
Israeli fighter jets reportedly even carried out experimental flights in Iran's airspace after they managed to break through radars.
Stopping Iran from building a nuclear bomb has become a defining challenge for both Obama and Netanyahu, yet one they have approached far differently.
For Obama, getting Iran to verifiably prove it is not pursuing nuclear weapons would be a bright spot in a foreign policy arena in which numerous outcomes are uncertain and would validate his early political promise to negotiate with Iran without conditions.
Netanyahu considers unacceptable any deal with Iran that doesn't end its nuclear program entirely and opposes the diplomatic pursuit as one that minimizes what he considers an existential threat to Israel.
Tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful and exists only to produce energy for civilian use.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was forced to abort a planned attack on Iraq after the U.S. threatened to shoot down Israeli jets
'Through scaremongering, falsification, propaganda and creating a false atmosphere even inside other countries, (Israel) is attempting to prevent peace,' Iran's top nuclear negotiator said on Saturday in Tehran.
'I believe that these attempts are in vain and should not impede reaching a (nuclear) agreement,' said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
U.S. and Iranian officials reported progress in the latest talks on a deal that would freeze Tehran's nuclear program for 10 years, but allow it to slowly ramp up in the final years of the accord.
Obama has refused to meet Netanyahu during his visit, with the White House citing its policy of not meeting with foreign leaders soon before their elections.
Vice President Joe Biden and Kerry will both be out of the country on trips announced only after Netanyahu accepted the GOP offer to speak on Capitol Hill.
The prime minister is scheduled to speak on Monday at AIPAC's annual policy conference.
The Obama administration will be represented at the event by U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power and national security adviser Susan Rice, who criticized Netanyahu's plans to address Congress as 'destructive' to the U.S.-Israeli relationship.
The Iran dispute has spotlighted rifts in a relationship that has been frosty from the start. Obama and Netanyahu lack any personal chemistry, leaving them with virtually no reservoir of goodwill to get them through their policy disagreements.
Activists rally and protest outside Fox News Building on 6th Ave and 48th St to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled to address Congress on Tuesday
Within months of taking office, Obama irritated Israel when, in an address to the Arab world, he challenged the legitimacy of Jewish settlements on Palestinian-claimed land and cited the Holocaust as the justification for Israel's existence, not any historical Jewish tie to the land.
The White House was furious when Netanyahu's government defied Obama and announced plans to construct new housing units in East Jerusalem while Biden was visiting Israel in 2010.
Additional housing plans that year upended U.S. efforts to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
The tension between Obama and Netanyahu was laid bare in an unusually public manner during an Oval Office meeting in 2011. In front of a crowd of journalists, the prime minister lectured Obama at length on Israel's history and dismissed the president's conditions for restarting peace talks.
Later that year, a microphone caught Obama telling his then-French counterpart in a private conversation that while he may be fed up with Netanyahu, 'You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day.'
Despite suspecting that Netanyahu was cheering for his rival in the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama tried to reset relations with the prime minister after his re-election.
He made his first trip as president to Israel and the two leaders went to great lengths to put on a happy front, referring to each other by their first names and touring some of the region's holy sites together.
An anti-Israel demonstrators wearing masks bearing the likeness of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and holding up 'bloody' hands in a protest outside the Washington Convention Center on Sunday
The healing period was to be short-lived.
Another attempt at Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed. Israeli officials were withering in their criticism of Kerry, who had shepherded the talks, with the country's defense minister calling him 'obsessive' and 'messianic.'
The Obama administration returned the favor last summer with its own unusually unsparing criticism of Israel for causing civilian deaths when war broke out in Gaza.
The U.S. and Israel have hit rocky patches before.
The settlement issue has been a persistent thorn in relations, compounded by profound unhappiness in Washington over Israeli military operations in the Sinai, Iraq and Lebanon during the Ford, Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations that led those presidents to take or consider direct punitive measures.
Yet through it all, the United States has remained Israel's prime benefactor, providing it with $3 billion a year in assistance and defending it from criticism at the United Nations and elsewhere.
'We have brought relations back in the past and we will do it again now because at the end of the day they are based on mutual interests,' said Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and informal adviser to Netanyahu.
'The interests of Israel and the U.S. are similar and sometime identical and I think that is what will determine in the end and not feelings of one kind or another.'
POSTED FEBRUARY 27, 2015
17 VACCINES IN 5 MONTHS. ANOTHER DEAD BABY.
No, the baby didn't die from Hepatitis or mumps or measles or chicken pox, (almost no babies die from these diseases). This baby, along with thousands of other children, are being permanently damaged or killed by medical tyranny. Every year this cabal pressures an unsuspecting public to inject their children with more and more vaccines. The result has been a generation of a much more sickly people. Our nation is 50th in overall health while being 1st in vaccination rates.
I write about this frequently. There is mountains of evidence on the damage this program has done to America and other nations. There is also ample evidence that vaccines have had virtually no effect on the drop in infectious disease. One can go to you tube and view videos from medical researchers like Sherry Tenpenny, Russel Blaylock, Sherry Rogers, Lorraine Day, Peter Glidden, Joel Wallach and many others. It's frustrating to see so many millions trusting the lives of their children to medical tyrants who are only interested in making money from a semi mandated program.
I said in the past there will be more and there has been. I guess we'll report on others down the road. Here's a very small suggestion. If you don't want to take a chance on your child dying from vaccines, don't give him one!
Bruce New World Order News
California Infant Dies after 8 Vaccines, Family Gets Him Back from Hospital Cremated
Parents in California are distraught after losing their infant son after being vaccinated. He died in his sleep and was taken to the hospital already deceased. Hospital staff ruled his death as sudden infant death syndrome. The couple was told an autopsy was required to be performed on their son.
After returning home, waiting to get an update, they never received one. Numerous phone calls were made to get answers. Weeks went by. Finally, they received verbal confirmation and told their son was best not to be seen prior to being cremated, because of the condition he was in. Once cremated, they could pick up the remains of their child from the crematory. They were not given the chance to say their goodbyes.
More than one year and four months have passed and the family has yet to receive his autopsy report. It turns out their son was given a vaccine not approved for his age and an extra dose of the hepatitis B vaccine that he shouldn’t have received until later on.
This harrowing story is a reminder that vaccines can be lethal. Parents shall maintain the rights to choose what medical interventions they feel are safe for their child. After all, they are the ones who have to live with the consequences.
Crystal Downing shares with us what happened to her son Matthew, in hopes to remind parents to research vaccines before offering their child to be injected with whatever the doctor says.
One Less Baby Boy
“Our sweet little fussy bear Matthew Gage Downing-Powers was born healthy on April 26, 2013. In the hospital, he was given the Hepatitis B vaccine after birth. That’s what they do here in the United States and what the CDC recommends newborns receive, following the current schedule. His reactions to the shot were deemed normal and I have older children that have been fully vaccinated, so I was aware of what to expect.
I took Matthew in for his 2 month well baby checkup on July 2, 2013. During this appointment, he was given 8 vaccines for DTaP (3 in 1), Polio, Hib, Hep B, Pneumococcal PCV and the oral Rotavirus vaccine. Then I was late getting him to his 4 month checkup. I brought him as soon as I was able.
On Monday October 7, 2013, when Matthew was 5 ½ month’s old, I brought him in for his 4 month delayed visit. The doctor said they could get him caught up on his shots. I thought ok, you can do that. Matthew received 8 vaccines, DTaP, Polio, Hib, Pneumococcal, Hep B and Hep A. These would be the last vaccines he would ever receive.
After the shots, he didn’t have a fever or a low grade one. We didn’t give him Tylenol. He was just grumpy and crying some. We checked him every hour. His temperature stayed normal but he wasn’t his happy go lucky self. All my kids got grumpy after their shots.
I didn’t call the doctor on Tuesday. I knew these were typical behaviors after the kids received the vaccines. He is my 4th son. We had our other 3 vaccinated and knew what to expect.
I thought I would give it another day to see if he was still grumpy but we didn’t get to the next day. Matthew was gone by then. He was found lifeless. He went to bed that Tuesday night and my husband found him Wednesday morning.
My husband Zack and I both performed CPR on our son and so did my dad and step mom. He had some light pinkish-brown tinged mucous coming from his nose and mouth. I wasn’t willing to believe he was gone. None of us were willing to give up on him.
My husband called 911 but they were taking so long. I ran my baby to the hospital that was a 2 blocks away. I took him to Needles hospital which is called Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, CA. The hospital also did CPR on him and said he died of SIDS, soon after I brought him in. He had been gone for hours they said. They told me he passed sometime between 11 PM (after he was put to bed) and 7 AM Wednesday morning (shortly before he was found).
My life has been full of heartache since we lost our baby. That was the worst day of my life, seeing my son that way but still believing he would come back to me.
Hospital staff said I would be under investigation and it was California law when a baby passes, to undergo an autopsy. From the hospital in Needles, Matthew was transferred from that hospital to the coroner’s office, in San Bernardino, CA. We had chosen to have Matthew cremated at a funeral home in San Bernardino.
After leaving Matthew at the hospital, we were told to go home and wait for an update when the autopsy would be done. We planned to see him at the funeral home we picked out, after deciding we would have him cremated. I was told I’d be informed when the autopsy was to be done and when it would be completed and that I could view him before being cremated.
I didn’t write down the names of the staff members I left my son with. I didn’t think of that when it happened. But I should have. No one called me to inform me what was going on. I called numerous times and kept getting the runaround. Absolutely no one would give me answers.
Weeks went by before I received a call back. By this time, I was informed Matthew was not in a condition I’d want to remember him in. I felt helpless and convinced I should sign a paper letting them cremate him. Prior to this, the funeral home confirmed the remains were Matthew’s. They asked me what urn I would like and then confirmed it was him. I also sent a picture of him, to make sure.
Matthew didn’t get brought back to our home in Needles, California until November 20, 2013. A month and a half after he passed away.
I don’t think they cremated him before telling me but part of me feels they did, to cover up his death. I will never know but my instincts tell me something was being hidden. I think the funeral home did a nice job, they were very patient with me, they understood why I kept calling them so many times, to see if somebody there could tell me what happened to my son’s body.
I didn’t know where my sons body was. I didn’t know what was going on at the coroner’s office. I was never notified whatsoever and to be honest, I was really flipping out. I wanted to know what was going on with my baby and what answers did they have for me so far.
The coroner was informed of the vaccines Matthew had just received. I had even asked the coroner if it was possible the vaccines killed my son. The coroner straight lied to my face, or more, over the phone, saying that no, it was not the vaccinations that killed him.
There was only one time they contacted me and that was over how many people had done CPR on him. And that was the last time I heard from them.
I did contact him after we had received his death certificate saying pending investigation still and I asked if they had finished with his autopsy report. They told me no. I called once more and they told me that they couldn’t give me anymore information and that I would have to call the coroner’s office here in Needles, California. I have done that and still no answer, no nothing.
The coroner said it wasn’t my fault and sometimes this just happens. I couldn’t believe what I was just told.
It took me a long time to speak up and share my story because of this pain. I decided to come forward because I don’t want Matthew to die in vain because of vaccine manufacturers not doing a better job making safer vaccines, before pushing them onto unsuspecting parents and their innocent babies they view as profitable beings.
Why are infants getting so many at one time? Has it been proven it’s safe to give these kids all the vaccines they are shooting them up with during these well baby checkups? From what I’ve learned since all of this, the answer is no.
Later, I learned two of the vaccines given at his last appointment, should not have been given to him. Babies are not supposed to be given the Hepatitis A vaccine until at least 1 year of age and this was given to Matthew at 5 1/2 months old.
I also learned he was given the third dose of Hepatitis B too soon. Matthew wasn’t supposed to get that until his next visit during the 6 month checkup which would’ve also been delayed to space out the shots, because we were late getting him the 4 month vaccines.
I think it was right after the funeral I learned that they had given him the Hep A vaccine too soon. When I had learned this, it killed me. I started blaming my self and still do because I never took the time to know what vaccines were supposed be given to a child, at what month, how many doses, etc.
I felt because I didn’t do the research until after Matthew died, I was foolish and this was somehow my fault. I felt in some way this was my fault because I was late on his vaccinations. My thoughts were if I would’ve followed the CDC’s schedule and not been late to that 4 month check up, he probably would not have gotten the wrong vaccines. Now he’s gone.
I do understand he could’ve been taken sooner even if the correct vaccines were given on the schedule. It’s just something I live with.
It’s been over a year and four months since Matthew passed on October 9, 2013 and I still haven’t gotten the autopsy report that I told them I wanted a copy of. I keep getting the run around!
I went the doctor’s office recently and found out the nurse that injected Matthew is no longer working there. I was told she got fired because she didn’t know what she was doing when giving vaccines.
I said to the office if it turns out his death was because of her ignorance, I will be going after them all. My son shouldn’t have died because you guys were too lazy to train her to give vaccines properly. They didn’t even apologize to me. I’m just beyond angry at this point. I can’t wait to get my answers.
They said my baby is the only one who had passed away since she started working, until the end of her working. Who knows if that is true? There could’ve been more lives taken and they wouldn’t admit it.
I want to tell other parents, they say vaccinations are safe, but in reality, they aren’t.
Ask questions and know which vaccines they plan to give to your baby. Know the risks associated with all of the vaccines they plan to give during the checkup. And remember, it’s your choice. It’s your child. And whatever you do, don’t let them mix the vaccines into one needle or give them so many at once because if you don’t think this won’t harm your child, then look at the child I lost. It is possible.
Matthew was given DTaP, IPV, Hib, PCV, Hep B and Hep A in 3 shots, one in his right arm and two in his left leg.
Now I’m pregnant with my 5th child. I have to stay strong. I have too. I have to remain less stressed for my family and during my pregnancy. I have 3 boys, a hubby and soon my rainbow baby, all counting on me, to hold this family together.
In all honesty though, sometimes I feel so overwhelmed because I miss Matthew so much and people are so unaware how often vaccines take the lives of infants. I’m beyond angry that this has happened to my baby. And scared it can happen again with the kids I do have. And that I’ll be forced to vaccinate this unborn baby.
A bill was currently put forth by our California state politicians to take away my right to exempt my children from further vaccines due to personal beliefs. If this passes, this would take my parental right away, to choose vaccinating my children in the future. What they should do is create a new exemption for parents to file that took one for the team! We should be able to opt out for that reason alone.
Was it not enough Matthew was taken? He should be honored by these people but instead, they deny his existence by pushing bills that slap parents in the face that have lost their child to vaccines or to those parents with vaccine injured children. Maybe if they would make safer vaccines, more would want to get them.
My son was injected with 8 vaccines, if you don’t know what is in them, learn! When I did, I was shocked and mad at myself for not questioning this before. Matthew is the reason I opened my eyes, to see what vaccines can really do to a baby, let alone anyone. I’m not the only one who believes vaccines are not what they claim they are. I really hope this opens parent’s eyes who do vaccinate their children.
My older son is having a hard time, my second son said he is afraid of the shots now and my third son is 3 years old, he just knows his baby brother is gone. As for my hubby, he keeps it in, so it’s kind of hard to know what he is feeling.
To this day, I still haven’t received his autopsy report. They keep giving me the run around. So the investigation is still pending. I have filed a report with the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). I’ve learned they sometimes don’t follow up with parents, which prevents them from reporting a reaction. Until I receive an autopsy report, it makes it difficult to file a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). I feel they are stalling us because the time frame to file when you lose a child to vaccines is 2 years, it’s going on a 1 ½ years for us. We won’t give up. My son should still be here.
His shot records don’t lie! They shouldn’t cover up these reactions to vaccines these kids suffer from. They should not stifle parents from pursuing the already time consuming and deterring recourse they’ve set up, talking about the vaccine injury compensation program.
Since I looked into this more, I’ve learned how common it is for babies to die right after getting vaccinated. I just want it to be known that this can happen and I hope mothers ask questions first, before handing their child over to get shot up. How many of us moms helped hold our own child down, to keep them restrained while being vaccinated, knowing we helped them hurt our own?
Matthew’s death was a high price to pay in the name of preventing any of these diseases my kid would’ve been fine dealing with.
I didn’t believe a few people who told me this can happen, but it did. And now I have to live with that for the rest of my life, knowing I should have asked questions and researched first, before blindly agreeing to them injecting or giving him anything. I didn’t research. I didn’t question what vaccines were given to all of my children. I had no reason to distrust doctors, until now. Since this happened to Matthew, my eyes are wide open now. Now I’m not afraid to question everything that is done to my children.
It’s a parent’s decision to make, to vaccinate their child or not. Parents need to research both sides, for and against. Then make their decision on the matter. My dad told me I didn’t get sick till after I started school and had to have those required vaccines. After that, my dad never vaccinated me again. My dad said it a few times before all of this happened, but I didn’t pay attention. I wish I had listened to him.
I just let the doctors and nurses do what they said was needed. No questions asked. I thought they would tell me if there were severe risks involved. Nobody told me anything like that. I trusted them with my child’s life and would’ve liked to have known that death from vaccination is an associated risk. Why didn’t the doctors or nurse tell me this? I really wished I researched and asked questions instead of just trusting the system and doctors. And now because I didn’t, my child is gone.
There are a lot more parents out there like me. Some don’t come forward due to fact they are afraid of what people would say. Sometimes people can be really cruel and not understand what parents like me go through.
I just want his story to be told. My hubby and I say thank you to everyone lending their support. We are so blessed to have the short time we had with our little fussy bear. I hope sharing this will help mothers know it can happen.
I want it well known I’m not telling parents not to vaccinate their child. I’m simply saying to research before you vaccinate. Learn if you choose to vaccinate, then that is your choice, not someone else’s to make because you will be stuck with the consequences.
Don’t disrespect parents like me, who have lost their child to vaccines. And don’t disrespect parents of living vaccine injured children. Our rights to choose these medical interventions need to be preserved. It is beyond disturbing that bought politicians think they can choose what gets injected into our children. They don’t care about your child’s health. Clearly many are dying and getting injured from these vaccines and they turn a blind eye. That should tell you something.
I miss my baby so much. A huge part of me was taken when he was. I cannot let this happen again. I cannot put my other children at risk of being vaccine injured any longer.
Matthew took one for the team and his life didn’t matter to those wanting to strip my rights to opt out of further vaccinating. Why does he not matter? Why do mild cases involving the measles get reported all over the news, but not babies dying after getting the MMR shot or other vaccinations? Why don’t the vaccine injured children matter?
We miss and love you so much Matthew. You are always thought of every day. You are always in my heart and I will never stop loving you.
Love Your Momma, Crystal Downing-Powers”
POSTED FEBRUARY 26, 2015
NONE OF THE ABOVE
It is great idea and because it's a great idea, it will never happen. The subject article covers a bill authored by State Senator Branden Petersen (R-MN) that would place “None of the Above” as an option in elections. Our government masters have slithered their way into power by using the principle of “lesser of 2 evils”. That is where voters are convinced not to vote for someone, but to vote against their opponent.
“He's a racist or homophobe or sexist or bigot”. “He is against abortion or for abortion”. That way an evil man or woman can get into office merely by convincing voters that their opponent is even more evil. Remember Nixon/Humphrey? How about Clinton/Dole or Bush/Gore, Obama/McCain? Almost every election now is the lesser of 2 evils. Adding “None of The Above” would end all of that. Elections would continue to be held until a majority of voters approved of someone.
In the past, I have advanced the proposal that “they have to go”. Everyone in high government positions should be removed from office and new candidates would stand for election in the new government. Previous office holders would be ineligible. These are nice thoughts, but in order for them to be accomplished those people in charge would have to approve. Yeah, fat chance of that happening.
Bruce New World Order News
“None of the Above”: Senator Wants Message of No Confidence on the Ballot
Trapped inside the two-party beast, where saying “no” to one candidate has often meant voting for the “lesser of two evils” can be downright disillusioning, particularly for those who feel the system is broken beyond all repair.
Sending a firm message of “no confidence” might do more good for the country than continuing to hand power to slick, PR-driven politicians who have continued to betray voter promises and sell out the country to corporate and special interests.
A recent proposal by State Senator Branden Petersen (R-MN) would place “None of the Above” as an option in elections. Under Petersen’s plan (which would be binding in all but presidential contests), if such option were to receive the most votes in a November election, a special election would be held with new candidates in February. Any candidates who had been listed on the prior ballot would be excluded.
GOP Sen. Branden Petersen’s proposal is certainly a longshot, even by his own admission. But he’s hoping the bill he introduced last week at least stirs some serious talk and gives frustrated voters an idea to rally around.
“This would give people an opportunity to really make a strong statement in rebuke of the present dynamic. It would be an honest check on the two-party system,” said the first-term senator from Andover who at times has clashed openly with his own party. “This gives people a chance to legitimately voice their opinion.”
Minnesota’s bill would call for new elections and throw out the old candidates:
It holds the potential for new elections if the “None of the Above” line garners the most votes.
The listed candidates from the prior race would be excluded, although write-in candidates would remain eligible.
Nevada does have a similar “None of the Above” option, but whereas the Minnesota bill would trigger a new election, in Nevada, a winning “None of the Above” ballot only puts the next highest voted candidate office – more or less defeating the purpose. This actually happened in Nevada’s Democratic primary for Governor:
The only state to currently have a similar law is Nevada. In contrast, Nevada allows the top vote-getting candidate to prevail, an occurrence which took place in last year’s Democratic primary for governor, as Robert Goodman finished second to “None of these candidates,” yet still received the gubernatorial nomination. Similar proposals have been introduced in several states, but none have prevailed.
Not surprisingly, many of Sen. Petersen’s colleagues were skeptical of the bill, perhaps unamused at even the remote prospect that it could exclude them from office under a cloud of embarrassment and shame.
Chairman of the House Government Operations and Election Policy committee, Tim Sanders, ridiculed the bill by comparing it to the Richard Pryor comedy Brewster’s Millions, where a successful “None of the Above” campaign was used in New York.
“That’s not something that grabs my interest. I’m certainly willing to hear him out,” Sanders said.
But Sanders is worried it would be too complex and feed an unachievable hunger for the perfect candidate.
Another election committee official in Minnesota’s Senate was equally dismissive:
Senate Elections Subcommittee Chairwoman Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, said she’s inclined to give the bill a hearing but considers it an “excessive and expensive” answer to concerns of voter discontent. “I’m not convinced,” she said.
Voters have been almost helpless to “throw out the bums” even after realizing how corrupt and unlikeable they are.
As Melissa Melton wrote, despite an 11% approval of Congress in both parties, more than 96% of Congress is regularly re-elected:
Politifact even did the checking on this one and deemed it true. The numbers could be fudged a little both ways, with the approval ratings skyrocketing as high as 14% and the re-elected numbers going down as low as 95%, but overall…THIS MEME JUST HAPPENED TO AMERICA.
“Voters hold Congress in low regard, yet they re-elect almost everyone,” Politifact declared.
There is an overwhelming sentiment throughout the country that the country is not being honestly represented, yet little is done to change it.
If this proves to be one small step for mankind – with its own limitations and unlikely prospect of success – then let’s take it as a small step in the right direction.
This Minnesota proposal is just the latest news substantiating an outcry against how we, as a citizenry, have seen our government perform, particularly over the past several years. As much as politicians talk about their beliefs and platitudes, all of those talking points seem to disappear once they take office. Even those with initially positive intentions all too often seem to be infected by the tone of status quo politicking. While much is promised, little is done. Personal ambitions overtake policy goals, as complacency takes effect.
No one reform will change how government performs its duties. However, by in small ways bringing attention to corruption, as well as our dissatisfaction with the performance of elected officials, we can empower ourselves to make changes. Maybe “None of the Above” is the candidate we have needed all along.
POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2015
35 things the media reported as FACTS that were later found to be total lies
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
35 things the media reported as FACTS that were later found to be total lies
Truth is the greatest enemy of the state, and the purpose of the state-run media is to broadcast a sufficient quantity of lies to suffocate the truth and thereby protect state interests.
As Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels once explained:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
Here are 35 huge lies the mainstream media repeatedly reported as "facts" that we now know to be total lies:
1) Brian Williams: "The helicopter I was riding in got hit with an RPG."
2) President Obama: "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."
3) Lance Armstrong: "I never doped."
4) The CDC: "There's no evidence linking vaccines to autism."
5) The NSA: "We aren't spying on the phone calls or emails of U.S. citizens."
6) The U.S. Navy: "No sailors were harmed by Fukushima radiation."
7) The mainstream media: "What Fukushima radiation?"
8) The American Diabetes Association: "Diabetes cannot be reversed; only managed with expensive medication."
10) Government-run schools: "Common Core provides your child with a quality, historically-accurate education."
11) The FCC: "We don't want to really control the internet. We just want to regulate it a little."
12) Big Pharma: "We don't need to charge you exorbitant prices for drugs for our own profits; we only need the money to bring you amazing breakthroughs!" (REALITY: Most drug company R&D money comes from taxpayer dollars funneled through the NIH.)
13) Every news station in America: "Unvaccinated children put vaccinated children at great risk because vaccines work so well they make vaccinated children immune... unless there are unvaccinated children around in which case the unvaccinated children cause the vaccinated children to revert to unvaccinated status which is bad. And that's where measles comes from!"
14) The U.S. Congress: "We can pay off the national debt by slightly reducing the acceleration of the growth of new debt being added to it."
15) The Federal Reserve: "Printing more fiat currency is good for the economy, and inflated stock market valuations prove it!" (Until one day they don't, anyway...)
16) The IRS: "We need your tax revenues to fund the government." (But when banksters need another trillion-dollar bailout, they instantly create the money from nothing.)
17) Monsanto: "Glyphosate is perfectly safe for human consumption and has zero negative impacts on the environment."
18) British Petroleum: "We completely cleaned up the Gulf of Mexico. What dolphins? We thought those were greasy sea otters..."
19) The FDA: "The psychiatric drugging of children helps children become healthier."
20) The American Dental Association: "Mercury is awesome! Especially when we drill it into your mouth."
21) Vaccine manufacturers: "What mercury?"
22) The USDA: "Every GMO crop the biotech industry comes up with is totally safe for open-field planting! No worries!"
23) Every liberal media outlet: "Everything is so screwed up by big government that the only answer is BIGGER government!"
24) Children's hospitals: "We are kidnapping your children and forcing them to undergo chemotherapy because we know better than you do what's good for them."
25) Your local TV news station: "Children's vitamins are dangerous!"
26) That same local TV news station: "But mercury in vaccines makes children healthier!"
27) Your local city: "Dumping fluoride chemicals into the public water supply is just one of the many ways we selflessly serve the humanitarian needs of society."
28) All mainstream doctors over the last 20 years: "Eating cholesterol in foods causes heart disease."
29) Those same doctors: And because cholesterol is so horrible, statin drugs are awesome and help everyone!
30) CNBC: "The rising stock market proves the economy is strong, and it has nothing to do with money printing by the Fed."
31) The White House: "The number of unemployed Americans is falling, just like we promised. See? These numbers prove it..."
32) Mainstream media: "Illegal immigrants carry no disease into U.S. cities, but unvaccinated American children are filthy and dangerous."
33) Every mainstream media newspaper in America: "There is no CDC whistleblower named Dr. William Thompson, and he never confessed to taking part in the fraudulent alteration of data to bury any link between vaccines and autism."
34) NBC News: "When Brian Williams lies to the world, that's okay. But when independent media organizations report the truth, they're crazy!"
35) Every "science" columnist carried by the mainstream media: "Aspartame is totally safe! In fact, it's probably just as safe as vaccines! Maybe even as safe as eating glyphosate or GMOs."
POSTED FEBRUARY 23, 2015
IRAQI ARMY DOWNS 2 UK PLANES CARRYING WEAPONS FOR ISIL
They wouldn't do anything so obvious, would they? Why not? Nothing ever happens to them when they do. How about lying about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction? What about lying about Assad's gas attack? What about the downing of the civilian aircraft over Ukraine? Then there was Geraldo Rivero interviewing a U.S. Colonel while U.S. troops were guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan.
There is so much more, but you get it. Of course they're arming, training and funding ISIS or ISIL or whatever they want to call them. In making them powerful, we create an enemy. We then have to send our military to fight them. Those who control our nation are amoral swine. They are the worst of the worst and will do anything to increase their power and wealth. In thinking they have some sort of moral limits is equal with thinking the devil is not all bad.
Now that our population has laid down to them, they are free to do whatever they want. Sooner or later they will come for you if they haven't already.
Bruce New World Order News
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:29
Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday.
"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.
He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.
The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.
The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.
Earlier today, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.
"We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL's control in Al-Baqdadi region," the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.
He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.
Al-Zameli had also disclosed in January that the anti-ISIL coalition's planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.
Al-Zameli underlined that the coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.
"There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition's military aid to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes)," he told FNA in January.
He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.
"The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.
He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, "These documents are given to the investigation committee ... and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace."
Also in January, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.
"The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons," Jome Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said.
He said the coalition's support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone, and continued, "The coalition has not targeted ISIL's main positions in Iraq."
In late December, Iraqi Parliamentary Security and Defense Commission MP disclosed that a US plane supplied the ISIL terrorist organization with arms and ammunition in Salahuddin province.
MP Majid al-Gharawi stated that the available information pointed out that US planes are supplying ISIL organization, not only in Salahuddin province, but also other provinces, Iraq TradeLink reported.
He added that the US and the international coalition are "not serious in fighting against the ISIL organization, because they have the technological power to determine the presence of ISIL gunmen and destroy them in one month".
Gharawi added that "the US is trying to expand the time of the war against the ISIL to get guarantees from the Iraqi government to have its bases in Mosul and Anbar provinces."
Salahuddin security commission also disclosed that "unknown planes threw arms and ammunition to the ISIL gunmen Southeast of Tikrit city".
Also in Late December, a senior Iraqi lawmaker raised doubts about the seriousness of the anti-ISIL coalition led by the US, and said that the terrorist group still received aids dropped by unidentified aircraft.
"The international coalition is not serious about air strikes on ISIL terrorists and is even seeking to take out the popular (voluntary) forces from the battlefield against the Takfiris so that the problem with ISIL remains unsolved in the near future," Nahlah al-Hababi told FNA.
"The ISIL terrorists are still receiving aids from unidentified fighter jets in Iraq and Syria," she added.
Hababi said that the coalition's precise airstrikes are launched only in those areas where the Kurdish Pishmarga forces are present, while military strikes in other regions are not so much precise.
In late December, the US-led coalition dropped aids to the Takfiri militants in an area North of Baghdad.
Field sources in Iraq told al-Manar that the international coalition airplanes dropped aids to the terrorist militants in Balad, an area which lies in Salahuddin province North of Baghdad.
In October, a high-ranking Iranian commander also slammed the US for providing aid supplies to ISIL, adding that the US claims that the weapons were mistakenly airdropped to ISIL were untrue.
“The US and the so-called anti-ISIL coalition claim that they have launched a campaign against this terrorist and criminal group - while supplying them with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region (a town in Diyala Governorate, Iraq). This explicitly displays the falsity of the coalition's and the US' claims,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said.
The US claimed that it had airdropped weapons and medical aid to Kurdish fighters confronting the ISIL in Kobani, near the Turkish border in Northern Syria.
The US Defense Department said that it had airdropped 28 bundles of weapons and supplies, but one of them did not make it into the hands of the Kurdish fighters.
Video footage later showed that some of the weapons that the US airdropped were taken by ISIL militants.
The Iranian commander insisted that the US had the necessary intelligence about ISIL's deployment in the region and that their claims to have mistakenly airdropped weapons to them are as unlikely as they are untrue.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2015
HAS GREEK GOVERNMENT DOUBLE CROSSED THEIR PEOPLE?
John Kennedy was once quoted as saying, “When peaceful opposition becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable”.
It has been more than a year when I advanced the theory that Greece could have a revolution. Today, it was reported that the new Greek Government has gone back on their promises to those who elected them and caved in to the bankers from the European Union. Now maybe all of the information isn't in yet, but analyzing how so called “oppositions” have operated in the past 50 years, it shouldn't be a surprise. Time and time again, citizens in Western countries have gone to the polls to elect individuals and political parties to reform the corruption of those in power, only to find out nothing has changed.
In the late 1960's Greek citizens revolted against their rulers which then resulted in a Coup. The situation today is much worse than then. Many Greek citizens are out of work, thrown out of their homes, have no money for food and medical care. They don't have the luxury of waiting to see how it goes. The absolute worst thing a government can do is ignore a starving population. Hopefully, the current government will realize their mistake--- and soon. If they don't their citizens may use other means to help them.
Bruce New World Order News
Full Eurogroup Statement On Greece - Redline Comparison With Previously Rejected Statement
Just out from the Eurogroup, the final statement. Bottom line: Greece caves on pretty much everything, however it has two semantics successes: the dreaded "Troika" words has been replaced with "institutions" and "current programme" has been changed to "current arrangement" - surely nobody will notice. Sarcasm aside, Greece has just kicked the can for four months. Why four months? Because that's just ahead of the big Greek debt maturity.
Eurogroup statement on Greece
The Eurogroup reiterates its appreciation for the remarkable adjustment efforts undertaken by Greece and the Greek people over the last years. During the last few weeks, we have, together with the institutions, engaged in an intensive and constructive dialogue with the new Greek authorities and reached common ground today.
The Eurogroup notes, in the framework of the existing arrangement, the request from the Greek authorities for an extension of the Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (MFFA), which is underpinned by a set of commitments. The purpose of the extension is the successful completion of the review on the basis of the conditions in the current arrangement, making best use of the given flexibility which will be considered jointly with the Greek authorities and the institutions. This extension would also bridge the time for discussions on a possible follow-up arrangement between the Eurogroup, the institutions and Greece.
The Greek authorities will present a first list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, by the end of Monday February 23. The institutions will provide a first view whether this is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point for a successful conclusion of the review. This list will be further specified and then agreed with the institutions by the end of April.
Only approval of the conclusion of the review of the extended arrangement by the institutions in turn will allow for any disbursement of the outstanding tranche of the current EFSF programme and the transfer of the 2014 SMP profits. Both are again subject to approval by the Eurogroup.
In view of the assessment of the institutions the Eurogroup agrees that the funds, so far available in the HFSF buffer, should be held by the EFSF, free of third party rights for the duration of the MFFA extension. The funds continue to be available for the duration of the MFFA extension and can only be used for bank recapitalisation and resolution costs. They will only be released on request by the ECB/SSM.
In this light, we welcome the commitment by the Greek authorities to work in close agreement with European and international institutions and partners. Against this background we recall the independence of the European Central Bank. We also agreed that the IMF would continue to play its role.
The Greek authorities have expressed their strong commitment to a broader and deeper structural reform process aimed at durably improving growth and employment prospects, ensuring stability and resilience of the financial sector and enhancing social fairness. The authorities commit to implementing long overdue reforms to tackle corruption and tax evasion, and improving the efficiency of the public sector. In this context, the Greek authorities undertake to make best use of the continued provision of technical assistance.
The Greek authorities reiterate their unequivocal commitment to honour their financial obligations to all their creditors fully and timely.
The Greek authorities have also committed to ensure the appropriate primary fiscal surpluses or financing proceeds required to guarantee debt sustainability in line with the November 2012 Eurogroup statement. The institutions will, for the 2015 primary surplus target, take the economic circumstances in 2015 into account.
In light of these commitments, we welcome that in a number of areas the Greek policy priorities can contribute to a strengthening and better implementation of the current arrangement. The Greek authorities commit to refrain from any rollback of measures and unilateral changes to the policies and structural reforms that would negatively impact fiscal targets, economic recovery or financial stability, as assessed by the institutions.
On the basis of the request, the commitments by the Greek authorities, the advice of the institutions, and today's agreement, we will launch the national procedures with a view to reaching a final decision on the extension of the current EFSF Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement for up to four months by the EFSF Board of Directors. We also invite the institutions and the Greek authorities to resume immediately the work that would allow the successful conclusion of the review.
We remain committed to provide adequate support to Greece until it has regained full market access as long as it honours its commitments within the agreed framework.
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For those curious how the accepted by Greece memorandum looks like when compared to the draft Greece rejected on Monday, here is the answer:
The Eurogroup reiterates its appreciation for the remarkable adjustment efforts undertaken by Greece and the Greek people over the last years. OverDuring the last week, the Eurogroup andfew weeks, we have, together with the institutions have, engaged in an intensive and constructive dialogue with the new Greek authorities. and reached common ground today. The Eurogroup notes, in the framework of the existing arrangement, the request from the Greek authorities for an extension of the Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement (MFFA), which is underpinned by a set of commitments. The purpose of the extension is the successful completion of the review on the basis of the conditions in the current arrangement, making best use of the given flexibility which will be considered jointly with the Greek authorities and the institutions. This extension would also bridge the time for discussions on a possible follow-up arrangement between the Eurogroup, the institutions and Greece. The Greek authorities will present a first list of reform measures, based on the current arrangement, by the end of Monday February 23. The institutions will provide a first view whether this is sufficiently comprehensive to be a valid starting point for a successful conclusion of the review. This list will be further specified and then agreed with the institutions by the end of April. Only approval of the conclusion of the review of the extended arrangement by the institutions in turn will allow for any disbursement of the outstanding tranche of the current EFSF programme and the transfer of the 2014 SMP profits. Both are again subject to approval by the Eurogroup. In view of the assessment of the institutions the Eurogroup agrees that the funds, so far available in the HFSF buffer, should be held by the EFSF, free of third party rights for the duration of the MFFA extension. The funds continue to be available for the duration of the MFFA extension and can only be used for bank recapitalisation and resolution costs. They will only be released on request by the ECB/SSM. In this light, we welcome the commitment by the Greek authorities to work in close agreement with European and international institutions and partners. Against this background we recall the independence of the European Central Bank. We also agreed that the IMF would continue to play its role. The Greek authorities have expressed their strong commitment to a broader and deeper structural reform process aimed at durably improving growth and employment prospects, [enhancing social fairness] and ensuring stability and resilience of the financial sector . In particular, the Greek and enhancing social fairness. The authorities commit to implementing long overdue reforms to tackle corruption and tax evasion, and improving the efficiency of the public administration. At the same timesector. In this context, the Greek authorities reiteratedundertake to make best use of the continued provision of technical assistance. The Greek authorities reiterate their unequivocal commitment to honour their financial obligations towardsto all their creditors. The Greek authorities will make the most efficient use of the continued provision of the technical assistance. fully and timely.
We discussed the policy priorities of the new government on the basis of work undertaken by the institutions and the Greek authorities.The Greek authorities have also committed to ensure the appropriate primary fiscal surpluses or financing proceeds required to guarantee debt sustainability in line with the November 2012 Eurogroup statement. The institutions will, for the 2015 primary surplus target, take the economic circumstances in 2015 into account. In light of these commitments, we welcome that in a number of areas the Greek policy priorities can contribute to a strengthening and better implementation of the current financial assistance programme. The Greek authorities have indicated that they intend to successfully conclude the programme, taking into account the new government's plans. In this context we intend to make the best use of the existing built-in flexibility in the current programme. The Greek authorities gave their firm commitment to refrain from unilateral action and will work in close agreement with its European and international partners, especially in the field of tax policy, privatisation, labour market reforms, financial sector, and pensions.arrangement. The Greek authorities commit to refrain from any rollback of measures and unilateral changes to the policies and structural reforms that would negatively impact fiscal targets, economic recovery or financial stability, as assessed by the institutions.
The Greek authorities committed to ensure appropriate primary fiscal surpluses and financing in order to guarantee debt sustainability in line with the targets agreed in the November 2012 Eurogroup statement. Moreover, any new measures should be funded, and not endanger financial stability. On this basis the Greek authorities expressed their intention to request a six months technical extension of the current programme as an intermediate step. This would bridge the time for the Greek authorities and the Eurogroup to work on a follow-up arrangement. We also agreed that the IMF would continue to play its role in the new arrangement. The Eurogroup is favourably disposed to such a request by the Greek authorities. Moreover, we were informed by the EC, the ECB and the IMF that it would be prudent to extend the availability period of the EFSF bonds in the EFSF buffer for six months, in parallel to the extension of the EFSF programme. The Eurogroup looks favourably at such an extension. Following a request by Greece, the EFSF can make the necessary arrangements. The Eurogroup emphasizes that these funds can be used for bank recapitalisation and resolution costs and will only be released on the basis of an assessment by the institutions and a decision of the Eurogroup.
On the basis of the request, the commitments by the Greek authorities, the advice of the institutions, and today's agreement, we will launch the national procedures with a view to reaching a final decision on the extension of the current EFSF Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement for up to four months by the EFSF Board of Directors. We also invite the institutions and the Greek authorities to resume immediately the work that would allow the successful conclusion of the review. We remain committed to provide adequate support to Greece until it has regained full market access as long as it honours its commitments within the agreed framework
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2015
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AS U.S. DOUBLES DOWN
The subject article outlines a possible shift in the policy towards the Ukraine junta coming from Washington. Last year the “insaniacs” running our government thought they would have an easy time of it by funding a coup against the elected government in Ukraine. They didn't anticipate a revolution, let alone The Ukraine military being defeated by rebel forces.
Now, one year later, the Ukraine government is in shambles. Thousands of soldiers lie dead in the Eastern Ukraine. Hundreds of tanks, artillery and other weapons are in the hands of the opposition. Thousands of Ukrainian citizens have either deserted the army or left the country. The economy is in freefall.
Now the Obama administration is formulating plans for another change in government. Apparently, they will support another coup with the neo-nazi right sector taking over. Here's where history repeats itself. In 1961, the U.S. government was dissatisfied with south Vietnamese President NGO Dinh Diem
. So they had him killed. They then put in General Ky who was eventually replaced by General Tu. How'd that work out?
Yes, I suppose we can prolong this with billions of dollars and thousands of lives, but to what end? The end, which all can now see, is defeat --- both militarily and diplomatically. Napoleon had his Waterloo and America has Ukraine.
It seems that Poroshenko now has virtually no power over the course of events in Ukraine and he’s almost finished. According to what the leader of Novorossiya, Oleg Tsarov says – he will be overthrown soon; secondly, he does not represent any army because currently he is even unable to perform the successful mobilization since the majority of Ukrainians do not want to fight after all. Thirdly, the real power is the Right Sector, Yarosh, Kolomoisky. As Long as they have the money and weapons, there will be no ceasefire. Why is that?
…For the simple fact that their only interest is power for its own sake and they do not intend to protect the people of Ukraine. It may come sooner than later that either do to corruption/indolence or NATO subversion that all volunteer forces and nationalist partisans from all factions will be branded as criminals or bandits etc…. Quote from facebook of Misathropic Division.
THE Boys mean what they say and try really hard to produce their own weapons in workshops. There is even a video on this issue showing how to do produce an Ukrainian Bullpup.
Another negotiations took place in Minsk for settlement of the military situation in Donbass, Ukrainian government continues to ignore calls of volunteer battalions about necessity of arming for volunteers. But it’s impossible to win a war without weapons. Therefore DUC battalion did it yourself, basing on the fact that we have what we have.
But it seems that the US will be supplying Ukrainian nationalists with “lethal defensive weapons” all the same, despite all contreversy this step may cause, in order to prolonge the war in Ukraine. Tthe leader of the “Right Sector” Dmytro Yarosh has already announced that an alternative General Staff was established, to which the so-called volunteer corps fighting against the uprising in Donbas will be subordinate.
Besides the UKO, about seventeen different volunteer battalions, both divisions subordinated to the Interior Ministry as well as the Ministry of Defence intend to join this initiative - said Yarosh.
Defense Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Vladimir Kononov said
I have data that 17 territorial battalions withdrew from subordination to UAF and came under the jurisdiction of Yarosh. This is the “Right Sector.
And, of course, only by mere coincidence these 17 battalions are controlled by Kolomoisky, – who according to the information provided by Oleg Tsarov wants to overthrow the president by means of these battalions. Poroshenko is an unnecessary figure now who cannot control anything. At this point the U.S. turns its back on him because the Donbas pacification plan is not working as it was supposed to. Ordinary Ukrainians turn him away as well fleeing to avoid mobilization and finally his real power that is mean volunteer battalions are now in opposition to Poroshenko.
The peace in Ukraine may prevail when the main sponsor that is the U.S. will be ousted from power in Kiev. If Poroshenko fails, he will be replaced by someone else, possibly Kolomoisky, Yatsenyuk or some psychopaths from the Right Sector whose main dream is to fight to the last drop of blood and die on the battlefield. Even if the ceasefire comes into force, what will happen then with the bloodthirsty battalions which consider Poroshenko a traitor? Do you think that everything will return to normal? People will go to work, they will start paying taxes and spending time with their neighbors? But the guys from the Misanthropic Division said clearly that taxes and neighbors ‘are not interesting’ and they prefer feel the adrenaline rush on the battlefield.
The peace talks could work if the real power: the United States, volunteer battalions and Ukrainian oligarchs sponsoring them decided on signing a peace agreement with the New Russia. But that will not happen because the volunteer battalions regard New Russians as subhuman terrorists that must be eradicated as weeds. While The USA want to go to war, weaken and separate Russia from Europe and establish TTIP Instead. Peace is possible only if the private battalions don’t receive arms. This can occur either through lack of funding from the oligarchs, or by the fact that the army of New Russia would simply wipe them out, before the US ships its “means of supporting Ukranian democracy”. There’s no changing the view of those only intrested in slaughtering their Russian-speaking neighbours
Death is inevitable. But only those who will fall with honor as true warriors taste of eternal peace in the chambers of Valhalla.
We will win this war or we will die, but we will try to bring with us the largest number of enemies. Quote from the site of the Misathropic Division.
Let’s make it clear – these people want to die on the battlefield for the white race, national socialism and Bandera ideas etc. To eliminate them you need to conquer them militarily or cease financing them. Currently the homemade weapon produced by them is not enough to wage a full scale war, but things may change due to Washington. Should they be deprived of funding and arms shipments, they can do Maidan again in Kiev, or become completely independent guerrilla looting towns and villages, also producing their own weapons. Any similarities with the UPA-era World War 2? It’s quite a realistic scenario that should be taken into account as now they shoot at Ukrainians who dare to give up fighting on the frontline.
But let me say something to my favourite Yuri Michalczyszyn – the chief of propaganda and analysis of the Security Service of the SBU. Some time ago he gave a lecture called “Guerrilla war in the city”.
Wonderful and intolerant Palestinian people blow up the invaders, leading a guerrilla war in the city. In Gaza, appeared a new type of resistance fighters in urban conditions. Hamas leaders have developed extraordinary personal humility. A total of 1,500 Israelis were killed, who have been victims of Palestinian resistance fighters. There was a phenomenal phenomenon militants donate their lives and receiving (simultaneously) the lives of several occupiers … We see the effectiveness of guerrilla warfare involving ideologically committed fighters. Palestinians give us positive role models.
This is only an example of what volunteer battalions can do when they are deprived of funding from Kolomoisky, acting entirely on being banished by the new government – what as you can see from the above statements they realize and what is more they are even prepared for this.
A good sign is that the army of New Russia is becoming more and more skilful, and I think that soon it will be able to master the whole frontline. It is also quite promising that the recent peace talks in Minsk were unattended by the USA which due to the fact that Washington is increasingly marginalized and weakened. Another example is the fact that a few days ago the European Parliament adopted a resolution demanding to bring to court those responsible for the illegal detention of prisoners by the CIA. MEPs expressed their opposition to the “horrific interrogation methods used in the CIA’s secret prisons” Resolution also calls the United States to initiate appropriate investigations and punishment of the perpetrators responsible for torturing people detained in secret CIA facilities.
However, the provisions of the Minsk constantly seem to be a joke at a time when people who actually govern in Ukraine do not take part in them and certainly it is not Poroshenko. According to a report from the BBC President Obama has made it clear that the United States is on a war footing with Russia and we are now exploring all available options to deal with Putin should things in the Ukraine sour. US President Barack Obama says yes to diplomacy, but then adds: “Now, it is true that if, in fact, diplomacy fails, what I’ve asked my team to do is to look at all options.
“What other means can we put in place to change Mr Putin’s calculus? And the possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that’s being examined.”
An example could be the announcement of the us military training in Ukraine which is planned to start in march – the U.S. soldiers will train battalions in performing Security tasks, protecting from rebel artillery and etc.
Don't get too excited. You had to know there was a catch. The subject video contains an interview with economist Peter Schiff explaining how our government masters use smoke and mirrors to show job creation.
If you have a 40 hour per week job, we can create 2 jobs by splitting your job in two. You get 20 hours a week and someone else gets 20 hours per week ---- 2 jobs where there used to be one. This isn't news to most of us. Almost all of the hiring is for jobs that give under 30 hours a week, and no, you don't get 40 hours pay.
Sadly, the underlying problem is a lack of demand. The lack of demand is for workers. This is because the manufacturing sector has collapsed. Now even service sector jobs are being outsourced. If our government masters were really interested in creating good, well paying jobs, they would stop and reverse the export of jobs to 3rd world countries using slaves to make our tools and toys.
The facts on this story continue to be sketchy. None-the-less, a few more stories are coming out. The subject article is, once again, a translation from Russian to English. Apparently, the evacuation of the families belonging to Ukraine government officials has been going on for a few weeks. I have covered the reasons for the eventual collapse of this government before, so I won't go over it again, but the future appears to be closing in on the junta.
I'm going to let this story go for now until something new happens. That could be tomorrow or not. Predicting the exact day future events happen is impossible. What is not impossible is to determine the direction in which events move. This is the case in Ukraine and has been ever since the coup. Had our government masters studied history, they wouldn't have embarked on such a foolish adventure.
Bruce New World Order News
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Ukrainian political elite is preparing for a new round of conflict in the country, which will occur in the near future. President Poroshenko and many Members of Parliament have already taken their families abroad, and the mayor of the capital Kiev Klitschko inspect the bomb shelters. What awaits Ukraine - new maidan or full war with Russia? It's been almost a year since Ukraine got rid of the "corrupt regime of Yanukovich" and embarked on the democratic path of joining the European Union and NATO. The current Ukrainian authorities promised the people a fair European society, financial support from the new allies, the early entry into the European Union and many other things that the country could not achieve because of the "hated Russia." After loud promises new Ukrainian authorities were forced to remove the "rose-colored glasses" - in March 2014 lost the Crimea, from late spring to Kiev in fact not subject to the population of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which have to conduct real war, in the treasury are only loans from the IMF. The political elite since last month actively move their family to Europe and other prosperous regions. In late January, Tsarev mentioned it more than once. From the exodus of the elite Poroshenko restrained by example. Today "Political Review" wrote that "the wife Poroshenko left Kiev with the children on a charter flight." According to our information, they flew through Paris to the United States. It is obvious that the country will face a new round of violence is not only clear the nature of this new round of - whether there will be the country's next maidan or Kiev will go to the open war with Russia? The escalation of the conflict in the Donbas and its transformation into a full-fledged war with Russia Klitschko immediately inspect the bomb shelters Kiev Klitschko immediately inspect the Kiev shelters According to one version, the President Poroshenko remains faithful to the end to its transatlantic ally and still ignite in Europe a real war. Many experts have long said that Washington established political regime in Kiev, entirely subordinate to the White House. The largest US manufacturers of weapons and military equipment already rubbing their hands in anticipation of the carnage that can cover the whole of Europe. Not by chance in Congress consistently raised the issue of lethal weapons deliveries to Ukraine, which will lead to the breakdown of the peace process, the transition of military initiative in the hands of security forces and is likely to open participation in the conflict Russia. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to the conflict in the Donbas, but not difficult to guess that if Russian troops are still open will Donbass - local conflict in the south-east of Ukraine in a few days turn into a war throughout the country, and it would be further and think terribly. Perhaps this is what the demand from overseas curators Poroshenko. The fact that Kiev is gradually preparing for a big war says at least the fact that the president and many other politicians to urgently evacuate their families from the capital. In addition, it was impossible not to notice that the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko held a large-scale inspection of the shelters, organized system of public notification of finding most of these shelters. Also on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, one after another built fortified checkpoints. Hard to believe that the Ukrainian authorities so thoroughly preparing for confrontation with the militia. On the topic of Oleg Lyashko criticized Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Lyashko 563 Poroshenko criticized in Parliament Infamous Ukrainian politician radical Oleg Lyashko publicly criticized President Poroshenko, who spoke to the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada. Deputy Andrei Lozovoi said that Poroshenko Lyashko accused of treason. Another Maidan? There is another version of events. Everyone's favorite six months ago Poroshenko now is not, and it's not just that he was unable to keep any promise given to the Ukrainian people during the inauguration. On Poroshenko, apparently, no longer rely allies of the White House in Washington. "Man-function-Poroshenko" has been - and disappeared. Last week in Minsk yet met the leaders of the four Norman to discuss ways to resolve the conflict in the south-eastern Ukraine. Full peace agreement signed by all participants in the talks were not, but the parties nevertheless agree to a cease-fire, which more or less respected. Here you need to understand what the situation turned out to be Ukrainian president. On the one hand Poroshenko aware that military strategic initiative is now in the hands of the militia. The population of Ukraine needs peace, and do not need a general mobilization and war, and the budget of Ukraine desperately needed release from the EU. It would be right to "freeze" the conflict and begin to de-escalation, to that his calling and in Europe, but look at it from across the ocean? Washington, of course, could not ignore the fact that this world conflict is solved without the participation of the White House and then in the face of NATO "remembered" that he has documented proof of the presence of Russian troops in the Donbas. With renewed vigor to raise the issue of granting Ukraine lethal weapons. At the entrance to Kiev built roadblocks at the entrance to Kiev built roadblocks Poroshenko close to overthrow, as having taken part in the peace talks in Minsk, he actually left the "war party". President already accused of betraying the ideals of the Maidan, its assets are regularly subjected to attacks by the radical youth, the National Guard battalions already "feel" the way the attack on the building of the Ministry of Defence, the unions do not cease to resent the difficult social conditions in the country, the mother of soldiers regularly picket outside the same building Ministry of Defense. Quite remarkable was another trick scandalous radical Oleg Lyashko, who in the building of the Verkhovna Rada openly accused Poroshenko "all the troubles" for which he received a threat of imminent hit behind bars. Here we should pay attention to Ljashko not as frontman political Schizophasia in Ukraine, and as a representative of an oligarch Kolomoisky, that is the financial leader of the "war party" In other words, the attack on the president of the parliament building is nothing more than a signal of first change of power in the country and, most of all, the traditional method - Independence - radical thugs - Blood - coup. FAQ FAQ Poroshenko finally lost confidence of the citizens of the country as for the presidency failed to comply with any of the pre-election promises - Crimea lost Donbass half lost, corruption remains, the treasury is empty, the question of accession to the EU and NATO is closed for at least ten years. They say if the bride in the US now sent Paruby. Well, a worthy replacement, they say he even has a reference
Ordinarily, I don't post unsubstantiated news, but this is too important not to report. I have posted the English translation from politobzor.net, a Russian language website.
Apparently, Ukraine President Poroshenko's wife and children have fled Ukraine. Rumors persist that Poroshenko will soon be overthrown. I have advanced this theory in recent posts. It just makes sense as he is no longer effective in advancing the NATO agenda.
Anyway, I'll keep watching this. The situation is very fluid and could go a number of different ways very quickly. Since our government has their nose in this (and a hundred other countries) , we could get sucked in with no way out.
Bruce New World Order News
In the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine started a real panic. Curators of the Security Service and other agencies to urgently gathered for the meeting, which will discuss a plan to eliminate a new Maidan. We also learned that Poroshenko for accidents, four hryvnia ready to disburse the people who will have to disperse the Maidan, but they will need to gather more people and to suppress the new Maidan.
Tuesday should be held the first gathering of the people who will have to suppress the new Maidan. As for the wife Poroshenko it with their children with fear in his eyes had already left Kiev emergency chart. According to the logic so it is clear that soon after Poroshenko and his entourage come to implement the punishment for all the work that he had done. Debaltsevsky boiler, killing thousands of soldiers and officers of the punitive units APU, was the last straw. In addition, it should be noted that the evil radicals Yarosh long prepared Poroshenko surprise that it is unlikely to please, and the owners of the US they are not particularly happy.
В силовых структурах Украины началась самая настоящая паника. Кураторы СБУ и других ведомств в срочном порядке собраны на заседание, где будет обсуждаться план устранения нового Майдана. Также стало известно, что Порошенко за несчастных четыреста гривен готов проплачивать людей, которые и должны будут разгонять этот Майдан, но при этом они должны будут собрать еще и народ для подавления нового Майдана.
Во вторник должен состоятся первый сбор тех людей, которые должны будут подавлять новый Майдан. Что касается супруги Порошенко, то она вместе с детьми со страхом в глазах уже покинула Киев экстренным чартом. По логике итак понятно, что скоро за Порошенко и его окружением придут с целью осуществления наказания за все дела, которые он натворил. Дебальцевский котел, где погибли тысячи солдат и офицеров из карательных подразделений ВСУ, стал последней каплей. К тому же надо отметить, что злые радикалы Яроша давно готовят Порошенко сюрприз, который его вряд ли обрадует, да и хозяева из США им не особо довольны.
POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2015
ONCE AGAIN: U.S. WEAPONS GO TO THE ENEMY
It started in Vietnam and has continued in every single war pursued by the U.S. military. I guess it's a good thing for U.S. weapons manufacturers, but not so good for those who are faced with attacks from those using U.S. weapons.
Last week it was revealed that the U.S. installed government in Yemen was overthrown by rebels. Much of the U.S. military aid is now in their hands. It was true in Iran in 1979. It was true in Afghanistan in the 1980's. Also true in Iraq, Libya and now Ukraine.
Here's a couple of ideas. Why not stay out of other nation's affairs? Don't bomb or drone them. That way, they and their families and friends would not have reasons to hate us. The other idea is to stop giving weapons to 100 plus nations around the world. The bad part of that is, when those who hate us take over their government, those weapons can now be used on us. You'd think we would learn.
There's a lot missing in the press release, but the most glaring absence is the United States. All through this process, Germany and France have ignored the United States. They have also done an end run around the European Union and NATO. Never mind the items in the agreement, the item that will forever after affect the United States and its' influence in the world is the fact that other nations have begun to abandon it.
In the subject article, Paul Craig Roberts laments that this agreement may be a sellout of the Eastern republics in Ukraine. I respect Mr. Roberts very much, but I believe as he sees the outcome he will change his mind. Back in 1962, the Cuban missile crisis was seen as a victory for the then President Kennedy. Soviet missiles were moved from Cuba and the Russians were seen to have backed down. What was learned later was a secret agreement between Krushchev and Kennedy requiring the U.S. to dismantle their missiles in Turkey. That commenced 6 months later.
As I have said in the past, Ukraine is lost. There is no way, that junta will survive. There is no amount of money or weapons or draconian laws that can save them. All of the foreign aid and weapons will soon either go down a rat hole or be taken by the rebels -- remember Vietnam?
Putin isn't stupid. In exchange for giving concessions that will never happen, he has emasculated Obama and the U.S. foreign policy.
Bruce New World Order News
The Minsk Peace Deal: Farce Or Sellout? — Paul Craig Roberts
As Washington is not a partner to the Minsk peace deal, how can there be peace when Washington has made policy decisions to escalate the conflict and to use the conflict as a proxy war between the US and Russia?
The Minsk agreement makes no reference to the announcement by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe, that Washington is sending a battalion of US troops to Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces how to fight against Russian and rebel forces. The training is scheduled to begin in March, about two weeks from now. Gen. Hodges says that it is very important to recognize that the Donetsk and Luhansk forces “are not separatists, these are proxies for President Putin.”
How is there a peace deal when Washington has plans underway to send arms and
training to the US puppet government in Kiev?
Looking at the deal itself, it is set up to fail. The only parties to the deal who had to sign it are the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk break-away republics. The other signers to the Minsk deal are an OSCE representative which is the European group that is supposed to monitor the withdrawal of heavy weapons by both sides, a former Ukrainian president Viktor Kuchma, and the Russian ambassador in Kiev. Neither the German chancellor nor the French, Ukrainian, and Russian presidents who brokered the deal had to sign it.
In other words, the governments of Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia do not appear to be empowered or required to enforce the agreement. According to RT, “the declaration was not meant to be signed by the leaders, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.” http://rt.com/news/231571-putin-minsk-ukraine-deal/
The terms of the agreement depend on actions of the Ukrainian parliament and prime minister, neither of which are under Poroshenko’s control, and Poroshenko himself is a figurehead under Washington’s control. Moreover, the Ukrainian military does not control the Nazi militias. As Washington and the right-wing elements in Ukraine want conflict with Russia, peace cannot be forthcoming.
The agreement is nothing but a list of expectations that have no chance of occurring.
One expectation is that Ukraine and the republics will negotiate terms for future local elections in the provinces that will bring them back under Ukraine’s legal control. The day after the local elections, but prior to the constitutional reform that provides the regions with autonomy, Kiev takes control of the borders with Ukraine and between the provinces. I read this as the total sell-out of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. Apparently, that is the way the leaders of the republics see it as well, as Putin had to twist their arms in order to get their signatures to the agreement.
Another expectation is that Ukraine will adopt legislation on self-governance that would be acceptable to the republics and declare a general amnesty for the republics’ leaders and military forces.
Negotiations between Kiev and the autonomous areas are to take place that restore Kiev’s taxation of the autonomous areas and the provision of social payments and banking services to the autonomous areas.
After a comprehensive constitutional reform in Ukraine guaranteeing acceptable (and undefined) autonomy to the republics, Kiev will take control over the provinces’ borders with Russia.
By the end of 2015 Kiev will implement comprehensive constitutional reform that decentralizes the Ukrainian political system and provides privileges of autonomy to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Both Putin and Poroshenko are both reported as stating that the main thing achieved is a ceasefire starting on February 15.
The ceasefire is of no benefit to the Donetsk and Lugansk republics as they are prevailing in the conflict. Moreover, the deal requires the republics’ forces to give up territory and to pull back to the borders of last September and to eject fighters from France and other countries who have come to the aid of the break-away republics. In other words, the agreement erases all of Kiev’s losses from the conflict that Kiev initiated.
All of the risks of the agreement are imposed on the break-away republics and on Putin. The provinces are required to give up all their gains while Washington trains and arms Ukrainian forces to attack the provinces. The republics have to give up their security and trust Kiev long before Kiev votes, assuming it ever does, autonomy for the republics.
Moreover, if the one-sided terms of the Minsk agreement result in failure, Putin and the republics will be blamed.
Why would Putin make such a deal and force it on the republics? If the deal becomes a Russian sell-out of the republics, it will hurt Putin’s nationalist support within Russia and make it easier for Washington to weaken Putin and perhaps achieve regime change. It looks more like a surrender than a fair deal.
Perhaps Putin’s strategy is to give away every advantage in the expectation that the deal will fail, and the Russian government can say “we gave away the store and the deal still failed.”
Washington’s coup in Kiev and the attack on the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the east and south is part of Washington’s strategy to reassert its uni-power position. Russia’s independent foreign policy and Russia’s growing economic and political relationships with Europe became problems for Washington. Washington is using Ukraine to attack and to demonize Russia and its leader and to break-up Russia’s economic and political relations with Europe. That is what the sanctions are about. A peace deal in Ukraine on any terms other than Washington’s is unacceptable to Washington. The only acceptable deal is a deal that is a defeat for Russia.
It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Russian government made a strategic mistake when it did not accept the requests of the break-away provinces to be united with Russia. The people in the Donetsk and Lugansk provinces favored unification with the same massive majorities that the people in Crimea showed. If the provinces had been united with Russia, it would have been the end of the conflict. Neither Ukraine nor Washington is going to attack Russian territory.
By failing to end the conflict by unification, Putin set himself up as the punching bag for Western propaganda. The consequence is that over the many months during which the conflict has been needlessly drawn out, Putin has had his image and reputation in the West destroyed. He is the “new Hitler.” He is “scheming to restore the Soviet Empire.” “Russia ranks with ebola and the Islamist State as the three greatest threats.” “RT is a terrorist organization like Boco Haram and the Islamist State.” And so on and on. This CNN interview with Obama conducted by Washington’s presstitute Fareed Zakaria shows the image of Putin based entirely on lies that rules in the West. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duu6IwW3sbw
Putin could be no more demonized even if the Russian military had invaded Ukraine,
conquered it, and reincorporated Ukraine in Russia of which Ukraine was part for centuries prior to the Soviet collapse and Ukraine’s separation from Russia at Washington’s insistence.
The Russian government might want to carefully consider whether Moscow is helping Washington to achieve another victory in Ukraine.
POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2015
OBAMA DECLARES WAR ON THE WORLD
I told you they are “insaniacs”. Now where is there a better example than our “insaniac” and chief asking for more war today. Yes, I know, he wants to fight ISIS, whoever they are. No, we don't know exactly where they. No, we don't know where they are going. No, we don't know how we determine when they are all gone, so, we'll just bomb and attack anywhere we say they are.
Oh, and don't overlook the fact that American men and women will be going on Mr. Obama's wild ride – a ride for which there is no end. And don't overlook the fact that this ISIS was armed, financed and trained by, you guessed it, the U.S. government.
Maybe they're in Syria. Maybe they're in Libya. Maybe they're in Jordan. Maybe they're in Iraq. Maybe they're in Ukraine. Maybe they're in Greece. You get it. This is a blank check for an insane ruler to declare war on the world.
Bruce New World Order News
Obama defends request for military force authorization
Says authorization gives needed ‘flexibility’ to use ground troops
President Obama on Wednesday defended the war authorization he sent to Congress earlier in the day, arguing that the intentionally vague language will allow him to use U.S. ground troops for limited missions against the Islamic State if necessary.
Speaking at the White House, the president said he expects bipartisan cooperation to make the authorization for use of military force, or AUMF, even stronger. The proposal, which has drawn criticism for its lack of clarity and for leaving many key details up to leaders on Capitol Hill, will stretch through 2018, giving the U.S. a three-year window to destroy the radical terrorist group.
The AUMF prohibits “enduring offensive ground combat operations,” language that Mr. Obama says is crucial to reassure Americans the U.S. isn’t headed toward a long, bloody ground war in the Middle East.
But the measure doesn’t rule out American ground troops entirely. Mr. Obama made clear in his brief speech he won’t hesitate to use ground forces if no other options are available, and White House officials have said the AUMF is intentionally fuzzy in many areas.
“This resolution strikes the necessary balance by giving us the flexibility we need for unforeseen circumstances,” the president said, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
“For example, if we had actionable intelligence about a gathering of ISIL leaders and our partners didn’t have the capacity to get them, I would be prepared to order our special forces to take action,” he continued. “I will not allow these terrorists to have safe haven. So we need flexibility but we also have to be careful and deliberate.”
Congressional leaders have said they will begin debate on the AUMF in the very near future, though it’s unclear how quickly the process will move and exactly how much the AUMF will be overhauled on Capitol Hill.
POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2015
UKRAINE REBELS ADVANCE ON GOV'T FORCES
All across the Eastern Ukraine front, the Ukraine rebels are having victories against the conscripted government forces. The subject article gives an update on the continuing war. One rebel leader also stated that they had no interest in a cease fire. One could hardly blame them after what happened to the last cease fire.
It's hard to predict timing on these things, but it is hard to see this Ukraine junta continuing on much longer. Of course, the U.S. could prolong their life as they did in Vietnam. Just send billions in aid, lots of weapons and American men and women to spill their blood on another foreign battlefield. In the case of Vietnam, that government went on for another 10 years. Hopefully, American have no interest in a repeat of that kind of policy.
Bruce New World Order News
Rebels Make New Push In Ukraine On The Eve Of Peace Talks
Posted: 02/10/2015 7:59 am EST Updated: 1 hour ago
By Aleksandar Vasovic and Gleb Garanich
VUHLEHIRSK/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Rebel fighters made a push on Tuesday to cut off a government-held road and rail junction in east Ukraine, vowing on the eve of peace talks that they would not cease fire until they had achieved their aim of taking more territory.
Some 30 miles (50 km) north of the front line, in government-held Kramatorsk, rockets slammed into the headquarters of Ukraine's local military operation and a nearby district of residential apartment blocks. The rebels denied firing on the town.
Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are due to hold a summit in Minsk on Wednesday under a new Franco-German initiative to halt fighting that in recent weeks reopened a war which has killed more than 5,000 people.
European officials have so far held out minimal hope for the talks, saying the rebels and Moscow have few reasons to halt while they are taking new ground.
In Vuhlehirsk, a small town captured by rebels last week, volleys of artillery crashed in both directions as the rebels pushed to encircle government forces holding out in the nearby garrison of Debaltseve, the main target of the rebel advance.
Rebels sounded triumphant and said they had no intention of halting until they have trapped the government troops in the town, which controls vital road and rail links.
"The Debaltseve bubble has been shut firmly. We will not let them out. There is no way they can get out," said a commander of a reconnaissance unit who identified himself by the nom de guerre of Malysh - "Little One."
Asked whether the rebels sought a ceasefire now, Malysh, who said he was a Russian fighter and not a Ukrainian, replied: "We are absolutely against it. They will have time to regroup. We have them now."
Debaltseve is a major road and rail hub linking the two main rebel strongholds Donetsk and Luhansk, and capturing it seems to be the main objective of rebels who abandoned a five-month truce last month.
In Kramatorsk, scene of the rockets strike, a Reuters photographer saw the body of at least one woman killed; regional authorities said three people died and 15 were wounded.
The Kremlin, which the West accuses of sending arms, weapons and soldiers across the frontier to help fight for territory it calls "New Russia," announced month-long war games on Tuesday involving about 2,000 troops on its side of the border. Russia denies involvement in the fighting in Ukraine
The renewed fighting has brought calls in the West for more pressure against Moscow. U.S. President Barack Obama is weighing whether to deliver weapons to Kiev.
He met Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday but announced no decision, despite several senior officials in his administration coming out last week in favor of sending some arms.
The issue threatens to divide Western countries that have so far maintained a common position. European countries oppose sending weapons to Kiev, arguing that this would only escalate the war while providing far from enough fire power for the Ukrainians to win it.
Kiev announced on Tuesday that its forces had launched a counter-offensive in the southeast to relieve separatist pressure on the coastal town of Mariupol, the biggest city in the rebellious provinces still in government hands.
"Units of the National Guard have broken through enemy defenses (near Mariupol) and gone on the offensive," a statement by the national defense and security council said.
Details of that counter-offensive could not be confirmed, but it is unlikely to provide much relief at the main battle front where government forces have been steadily pushed back.
Dmytro Tymchuk, a military analyst with good sources in the Kiev armed forces, said the rebels near Debaltseve were now trying to cut off the main highway - and the main supply line for government forces - running north at Logvynove.
Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday that an attack on Logvynove had been pushed back but fighting was ongoing there. He said Russian forces were building up just inside Russia near the joint border.
Seven Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and 23 wounded in the past 24 hours, military spokesman Anatoly Stelmakh said.
Many Western countries believe Russian President Vladimir Putin's main objective is to establish a stable "frozen conflict" in eastern Ukraine, with rebels in firm control of territory that would give Moscow leverage over Ukraine.
If so, capturing Debaltseve could be the extent of the rebel ambitions for now: holding the road and rail link would make existing rebel territory more secure.
An assault on Mariupol, a strategically important port, would be a far more ambitious aim, potentially bringing the prospect of street fighting for a city of 500,000 people. (Additional reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Alessandra Prentice and Richard Balmforth; Writing by Peter Graff; editing by Janet McBride)
POSTED FEBRUARY 9, 2015
FORGET JESUS. WORSHIP THE GOVERNMENT
The subject article covers a story which has become more and more common in churches in the U.S. A church in Washington state has been engaging in a propaganda campaign in advancing the policy of obeying the government and glorifying war. They even have been showing clips from “American Sniper”.
This pastor along with thousands of other church leaders have been using Romans 13 as justification in requiring Christians to obey government. Let's address that. Until the 1950's Bible translations did not use the word “government” or “governing authorities” in Romans 13. The words used were “higher powers”. I guess that fits in their world, as they see themselves as “higher powers”. Unfortunately for them, God does not agree. Higher powers are those who are in positions of authority and relay instructions from God. I think most would agree, Roman Emperor Nero, who was in power at the time the book of Romans was written, was not getting his instructions from God.
Those in charge of churches who are deliberately misleading their congregations are the same as those “snakes” to whom Jesus referred as he chastised the Pharisees. If you witness this in your church, make a big deal out of this. I myself have walked out in the middle of sermons when it turns into this. Don't let these snakes get away with this.
Bruce New World Order News
Church Asks Followers to Submit to Government, Call 911 on Suspicious Neighbors
"I pledge to call 911 if I see someone suspicious in my neighborhood"
by Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com | February 9, 2015
A church hosting a law enforcement appreciation sermon asked its followers to pledge their allegiance to government this weekend, arguing that all state authorities throughout history have been ordained by God.
According to an anonymous visitor of the Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek, Washington, who provided exclusive photos to Infowars, attendees were ordered to submit to the state without question.
“They had police worship today and last week was military worship where they played clips of American Sniper…” the source said. “They were telling people to basically worship government and worship police no matter what. No mention of police brutality, no mention of the stingray systems grabbing our data here in the Seattle area.”
The church’s pastor, Dan Kellog, who is also reportedly a police chaplain, used the Romans 13 bible verse to justify his position. As noted by Infowars Paul Joseph Watson, Romans 13 has long been used by authoritarian regimes to force compliance.
“Romans 13 has routinely been cited by tyrants throughout history in an attempt to prevent Christians from opposing their rule, indeed, it was Hitler’s favorite bible verse,” Watson wrote. “Religious groups such as the Catholics in 1930’s Germany also used the verse as an excuse not to rise up against the Nazis when they were still a minority political party.”
Near the end of the sermon, members of the congregation were asked to raise their right hands and make a pledge, which included the promise to call 911 on “suspicious” neighbors.
“I pledge to call 911 if I see someone suspicious in my neighborhood,” the pledge stated.
While working with law enforcement to create a safer community is a noble cause, the sermon made no mention of the duty of Americans to oppose and protest unconstitutional legislation and dictates.
The sermon’s content is eerily similar to a 2009 document passed out to churchgoers in Ohio that told Christians to support President Obama due to his status as “God’s minister.”
Since at least 2006, the Department of Homeland Security has used Romans 13 under a FEMA program to train pastors to become literal secret police. Pastors are tasked with teaching their congregations to submit to every government action including forced relocation under martial law.
During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, pastors were used to quell dissent as police and military carried out unconstitutional gun confiscation.
POSTED FEBRUARY 6, 2015
MERKEL & HOLLANDE: TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, are meeting with Russian President, Vladimir Putin on ending the war in Ukraine. In my past posts I have observed that the Ukraine military and the Ukraine junta, for that matter, are days away from defeat. Hollande and Merkel know this and are desperate to prevent it.
There are many problems for the pro junta side. The main one is last year, there was a cease fire and agreement between government forces and the eastern rebels. All that accomplished was to allow the government forces to regroup, rearm and attack again. I doubt the rebels would be interested in trusting them again. Another problem is the U.S. plan to send more sophisticated weapons to the Ukraine army. I think the rebel forces would welcome this. Many of the weapons used by the rebels have been captured from killed, captured and fleeing soldiers. This would do nothing more than seal their fate.
Of course the insaniacs in charge of our government could “double down” and send U.S. forces into the war, but what if they lose? In view of the over extension of military forces and the failed operations over the past 13 years. The smart thing to do is let things take their own course. Let the Ukraine government fall and let them sort it out. That would be the smart thing. Unfortunately, it is not in the nature of our government masters to do smart things.
Bruce New World Order News
Merkel Apparently Fears Devastating Defeat of the Ukrainian Army
Merkel Apparently Fears Devastating Defeat of the Ukrainian Army
Angela Merkel seems to anticipate the economic and military collapse of Ukraine. Berlin’s civil service is naturally working hard on a peace plan. To avert fiasco, Merkel must now discuss a truce with Vladimir Putin. This war could end profitably for the rebels.
Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande met on Thursday with Petro Poroshenko. On Friday, their journey continues to Putin in Moscow.
The federal government has denied a newspaper report of a peace plan by Germany and France to Ukraine. “This is not true,” a government spokesman said on Thursday evening to a report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Friday edition). The Journal had reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande wanted to propose to Kiev’s President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday night an immediate ceasefire.
However, convinced by the denial to the contrary, the SZ writes that the new program had been already in preparation for some days, by high officials of the governments involved. The trigger for the dynamics seems to be the combination of military gains by the separatists, and the U.S. debate on sending lethal weapons to Ukraine.
Poroshenko wants to make it clear that the last chance has come to save Ukraine against a dramatic military defeat and economic collapse. On Thursday, the Ukrainian central bank had its key interest rate rise by five percentage points to 19.5 per cent, and the local currency UAH fell by almost half of its value.
Therefore, it seems that Merkel and Hollande were now advised to speak immediately with Putin on a solution to the conflict.
In return for a ceasefire, separatists would be granted broad autonomy in eastern Ukraine, and covering a larger area that than previously planned. The demarcation line that is based on the Minsk Agreement will now be unsustainable. According to the SZ, territorial gains by the separatists will necessitate adding up to 1500 square kilometers to the proposed autonomous region.
Sources were not disclosed, but the SZ is usually well informed in such matters.
However, even if the peace plan in the reported form should still be ready for signing by Angela Merkel, the military and economic collapse of Ukraine is apparently nonetheless expected.
Hollande and Merkel came together on Thursday in Kiev with Poroshenko to find a way out of the escalating situation. On Friday they want to discuss in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin ending the conflict. In the background of the diplomatic thrust are the increasingly violent battles in Ukraine’s east.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier traveled to Latvia and Poland on Thursday to discuss there with his counterparts the crisis. Steinmeier warned of a “total loss of control” in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. Moreover, ways should be explored “to calm the situation before the conflict gets out of control and is not amenable to solution by proposed policies.”
Both Human Rights Watch and the OSCE reported this week that remains were found of cluster bombs in Lugansk. There is evidence that these were fired by the Ukrainian army. The attack injured two civilians; two more were killed, and an unknown number of other civilians might also have been hit.
POSTED FEBRUARY 5, 2015
GOVERNMENT VACCINE FRAUD EXPOSED
I had no idea when I posted information on the so-called Swine Flu epidemic in 1976, that this video exposing the fraud would become available. Well, here it is.
Along with exposing the U.S. government conspiring with pharmaceutical companies in the marketing of a dangerous an unnecessary vaccine, the video shows a huge contrast in the way news was reported then and now. The CBS show, 60 minutes, used to be a pioneer in exposing the crooked, backroom deals of government and large corporations. Today, they are one of them. Just ask yourself the last time 60 minutes exposed the unholy alliance between our government masters and big pharma. Maybe it was when this report was first aired. Today, they merely parrot whatever the government says.
In any event, those issues that were present in 1976 are even more of a threat today. Due to the ignorance of the public, flu shots are even more dangerous today than in 1976. Many Americans are still getting Guillain Barre Syndrome
after receiving the vaccine. All we can do is warn everyone. After that it is up to them to not just say no, but hell no.
Back in 1975 or 1976, the then President Ford, declared a health emergency. He warned all of America the Swine Flu was coming. It was a killer and unless we get a vaccine, we could catch the disease and die. On the Tonight Show, Johnny Carson joked that the Center for Disease Control has now invented a cure for which there is no known disease.
Sadly, hundreds of people died from the vaccine. Only a few died from the Swine Flu. Back then, way too many people blindly trusted their government. Maybe today we are more discerning. The subject article covers an out of control pharmaceutical industry inventing diseases so they can sell medications.
Actually, it goes further than that. The real money is in treatment, not cures. Frequently, after a doctor prescribes an unnecessary medication, the patient suffers from side effects, which now have to be treated.
Bruce New World Order News
Here are 8 invented diseases Big Pharma is banking on
Since direct-to-consumer drug advertising debuted in 1997, pharma’s credo has been When The Medication Is Ready, The Disease (and Patients) Will Appear. Who knew so many people suffered from restless legs? Now pharma is back to creating new diseases, patients, risks and “awareness campaigns.” Check out these eight new diseases they’ve invented.
1. SERM deficiency
A pill to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis packs the “magic three” of drug sales– fear, forever and faith–since you never know if it’s working or you need it but fear stopping. But 15 years after women began swallowing bisphosphonates like Boniva and Fosamax because pharma-planted bone density machines in medical offices revealed they had “osteopenia,”* bisphosphonates are linked to jaw bone death, esophageal cancer and causing the fractures they were supposed to prevent. Sorry about that. Now pharma is hawking Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) like Evista and Tamoxifen to prevent osteoporosis and even some cancers. Unfortunately they can cause others…
2. Statin Deficiency
If it seems like the whole world is on statins, it’s not your imagination. Last year the FDA approved AstraZeneca’s Crestor for children as young as 10 and in March it approved Crestor for 6.5 million people who have no cholesterol or heart problems at all! (See: fear, forever and faith.) Many say, since lead investigator of the Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention study Paul Ridker of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is co-patent holder/inventor of the C-reactive protein (CRP) test which “proves” Crestor’s effectiveness, there’s a conflict of interest. Others say, since CRP isn’t necessarily even a marker for heart disease and statins can cause Type 2 diabetes, it’s bad science along with a conflict of interest.)
3. Circadian Dysrhythmia
Insomnia is a gold mine for pharma because everyone sleeps — or watches TV when they can’t. But Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and Rozerem have reached market saturation, so pharma is rolling out subcategories like nocturnal, middle-of-the-night (MOTN) and terminal insomnia and sleep eating, sleep walking and sleep sweating (yes sweating) to boost the franchise. Meanwhile another demo is swelling Circadian Dysrhythmia numbers: Thanks to restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, people who skimp on sleep and of course insomnia meds themselves, there’s an epidemic of excessive sleepiness! Enter Provigil –”a mood-brightening and memory-enhancing psychostimulant which enhances wakefulness and vigilance,” — Adderall and Vyvanse, known in the days of Lenny Bruce — also an “excessive sleepiness” sufferer — as speed.
4. Adult Autism, ADHD and Refusal to Play Nicey
Having marketed adult diseases like depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in 4-year-olds to death, pharma is now finding childhood diseases in adults. Adults with ADHD have hyperactivity, impulsivity, “executive function deficits” and “difficulty with organization and time management,” says Harvard Medical School’s Joseph Biederman, in a 2004 JAMA. The disease, found in most people’s brother-in-laws, requires “lifelong” medication says Biederman, who was accused of pushing Risperdal and hiding pharma income by Congress in 2008. Adults may suffer from autism too says a 2008 article in Psychiatric News, if they’re “unsociable, extremely rigid, given to angry outbursts” and “acutely sensitive to light, heat, and pain.” Luckily, in two studies “SSRI antidepressants led to a decrease in repetitive behaviors and to somewhat more socializing,” in adults with autism says Psychiatric News.
5. Asthma That Requires “Two Drugs”
Leave it to pharma to develop an asthma drug–the long-acting beta2-agonists (LABAs)– that triples the rate of asthma deaths, especially in African-Americans. And leave it to the FDA to approve LABA’s on the basis of a trial, the 2003 SMART trial (Salmeterol Multicenter Asthma Research Trial), that was stopped early because of so many deaths. In March, after more deaths, especially in children, a sheepish FDA recast LABAs as a last resort medication with or without use of a concomitant inhaled steroid. But AstraZeneca doesn’t want to stop selling its LABA with a steroid, Symbicort — and GSK its LABA with a steroid, Advair — just because they’re correlated with death. So the LABA drugs are being billed as safe and able to treat “both” causes of asthma (see: Vytorin) and projected to earn billions this year.
6. “Treatment Resistant” Conditions
If an engine additive or laundry product didn’t work, who would chase it with another product–or two– because the manufacturer told them to? Who would pay $300 to $900 a month out of their pocket for antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and mood brighteners some of which don’t work? (see: fear, forever, faith.) Increasingly, pharma is approving drugs as add on or “adjunctive therapy” like AstraZeneca’s antipsychotic Seroquel, approved last year “for patients who had failed to respond adequately to an antidepressant alone.” Also last year, the FDA approved Eli Lilly’s Symbyax, a combination of the SSRI antidepressant Prozac and controversial antipsychotic Zyprexa — do patients gain 100 pounds but feel great? — for “treatment resistant depression.” Why are diseases “treatment resistant” instead of the drugs “ineffective” or diagnoses “wrong”?
7. Low T
Men are you feeling run down and over the hill? Is your hair falling out, skin wrinkling and abdomen developing its own zip code? Have you lost interest in sex or worse, has your partner? (With you?) Do you need reading glasses, dental implants and heel splints? You’re not getting old, you just have Low T and are ready for the aging-is-really-just-low-hormones con that women have lived with for 60 years: hormone replacement therapy. Like 50 million women before you, you can be Forever Masculine even though, to (quote hormone giant Wyeth) you have outlived your testes if you start replacing your lost testosterone. You’ll get both kinds of zips back in your life, and it won’t change your prostate-specific antigens. Pharma promises.
8. “Spectrum” Disorders
Nothing proves pharma’s when-the-medication-is-ready credo better than the legions of people who have fibromyaglia now that Cymbalta, Savella and Lyrica are available to treat it. Still, a “grassroots” pharma front group is conducting a Fibromyalgia Is Real awareness campaign like it did for depression and bipolar disorder, just to make sure. Pharma has also rolled out the term “depression spectrum disorder” for fibromyalgia to make sure patients who have some but not all of the symptoms seek treatment. And speaking of spectrums, “Epilepsy Spectrum Disorder” was rolled out in January’s JAMA — a disorder which is not just about seizures anymore but has “shared mechanisms” with “depression, autism.., and other cognitive comorbidities.” Spectrum disorders are Real–which is pharma for Reimbursable.
* a pharma contrivance like “perimenopause” to widen the patient pool
POSTED FEBRUARY 3, 2015
UPDATE ON UKRAINE WAR
The subject article includes claims made by the Ukraine rebels of substantial losses on the part of the government military forces. Of course, we have to take into account that much of this cannot be verified. None-the-less taking into account those events which have been verified, it can be assumed things are not going well for the Ukraine military.
The article says a helicopter and a plane were shot down. It also says government forces lost 7 tanks and 163 soldiers in the last 24 hours. Other media says the rebels shot down a Ukraine missile. One way to think these reports are correct is the fact the Ukraine government is attempting to draft 100,000 citizens to go and fight. They are also begging for money.
Things are desperate. I would not want to invest my money or blood in this government.
Bruce New World Order News
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic's militia members have claimed downing the Ukrainian army's aircraft.
DONETSK, (Sputnik) – The Ukrainian military has lost a helicopter and an airplane in the country’s eastern region of Donetsk, the Donetsk News Agency quoted a commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) Defense Ministry as saying Tuesday.
“The losses by the Ukrainian military over the last 24 hours include an airplane and helicopter,” the commander said.
The agency did not specify which type of aircraft had been downed.
The commander added that the Ukrainian Army had also lost seven tanks and 163 people in the last 24 hours and 1,659 people in the last 17 days.
“The losses among civilians are estimated at eight killed and 22 injured. DPR has seven killed, 20 injured,” the commander said.
Violence in eastern Ukraine surged in January, with fighting in the Donetsk Region intensifying. Shelling attacks in the region over the past few weeks resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians.
On January 31, the latest round of trilateral reconciliation talks on Ukraine took place in Minsk, Belarus, but did not yield any results. Following the failed talks, Kiev authorities and Ukraine’s breakaway republics again blamed each other for escalating the crisis.
Earlier in the month, Moscow said the recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine confirms that Kiev is looking to find a way out the Ukraine crisis with a military solution.
1 year ago, flush with over 5 billion dollars in U.S. money, opponents of the freely elected government of Ukraine succeeded in executing a coup there. It was assumed by the “insaniacs” in control of the U.S. government, that they would be able to integrate Ukraine into the European Union and NATO. Opponents in Ukraine immediately went into action. Crimea elected to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Other areas in the east of Ukraine began an armed revolt.
I year later the Ukraine government is on the verge of collapse. The war in the east is being lost. Thousands of troops have deserted, with many taking refuge in Russia. The government is out of money despite an emergency infusion from the U.S. Even supporters of the junta are openly calling for an overthrow.
What is the response from the U.S.? Send more weapons to Ukraine (which will probably be captured by the rebels). Give them more money. Some are even suggesting sending U.S. troops to help (Vietnam anyone?). It has been said the definition of insanity is to repeat the same action while expecting a different result. This is why I have given our government masters the title of “insaniacs”.
Bruce New World Order News
Monday, February 02, 2015
West Intends More Heavy Weapons for Kiev's Battered Military
West Intends More Heavy Weapons for Kiev's Battered Military
by Stephen Lendman
Throughout months of conflict, Washington covertly supplied Kiev's military with lethal weapons. So did various EU countries.
Reports indicate new supplies coming. More on this below. Donbas self-defense forces keep battering Kiev's military. Supported by Western mercenaries and US forces.
Fort Russ reports "panic in Debaltsevo." Kiev parliament deputy Taras Pastukh involved in fighting issued the following statement:
"Greetings from the still-Ukrainian Debaltsevo. We just repelled an attack on our base camp."
"Earlier it could barely be reached by artillery, but today enemy infantry had arrived. The National Guard had left the city, thus leaving us open to attack."
"All blocking positions report constant shelling and tank attacks. We never received any reinforcement. It went to the CTO zone, but never went where it was needed."
“We are being abandoned here, while at the same time others are simply running away."
"I ask for your help. Tell everyone you can about the critical situation here…I could not believe (rebels) would come at us with such force…"
"(T)his is genuine betrayal of the country by the entire command, including our so-called 'president.' "
On Sunday, 500 Ukrainian Volunteer Soldier National Assembly fighters back from Donbas demonstrated in Kiev, chanting:
"We call on all commanders to rise up and start overthrowing the government. The battalion brotherhood is starting a national tribunal."
Militants complained about lack of financing and weapons. They want martial law declared. Security services and defense leadership changes.
Legal immunity for parliament members and judges lifted. Illegitimate president Petro Poroshenko impeached and replaced.
Days earlier, another demonstration demanded illegitimate prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk be removed. Chants included "Reform or bullet to the head…(O)ur patience is running out."
Rebels captured Uglegorsk. A Ukrainian army stronghold used for communications and supply. About 10 km from thousands of Ukrainian soldiers trapped in Debaltsevo.
Donetsk People's Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchencko issued an ultimatum saying:
"Guys, my proposal is to lay down arms and surrender. You’re fighting the wrong people."
"You have the only chance to save your lives. Surrender and you will live. I promise that all of you will return home afterwards."
Kiev forces continue sustaining heavy losses. A Cyber Berkut hacktivist web site reported Ukraine's security service prohibiting hospitals from revealing information on battlefield casualties.
Kiev's most recent mobilization reflects desperation. Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers are deserting. Many seek refuge in Russia.
Many thousands more refuse to show up for conscription. They want no part of fighting their own citizens. Or be cannon fodder for Kiev.
The reliable Colonel Cassad web site reports Debaltsevo junta forces mostly surrounded.
Heavy fighting continues. The Saker reported good and bad news. Junta forces appear "completely unable to mount any effective offensive."
Not "a single tactical success" achieved. Rebels are clearly stronger. "(T)hey are generally prevailing."
But lack "the kind of superiority to achieve an operational breakthrough." At least so far.
Thousands of trapped junta forces have a choice. Surrender or die. "(T)ime is definitely not on the junta's side…(N)ot politically, not economically and not militarily," said The Saker.
Things aren't going the way Washington planned. Kiev's military supported by US and EU funding, weapons, training and direction was thought easily able to defeat Donbas rebels.
Instead they've been routed. Kiev is losing the war. Washington and rogue EU partners appear desperate.
Everything done so far failed. At the same time, Kiev's junta plans escalated war. Obama promised more heavy weapons and other aid.
"(A)fter a series of striking reversals that Ukraine's forces have suffered in recent weeks, the Obama administration is taking a fresh look at the question of military aid."
Code language for supplying greater amounts of heavy weapons than already. Likely more US forces on the ground. Greater Pentagon involvement in directing combat operations.
Perhaps greater numbers of US recruited paramilitaries like Blackwater USA (now Academi).
Russia's Ren TV reports proof of EU mercenaries fighting for Kiev in Donbas. Including British, Italian, Polish and Swedish nationals.
Disguised as "security or consulting agencies." Ideologically hard-right ultranationalists.
Polish ultra right group head Falanga Bartosz Bekier said "(m)any Poles are fighting on Kiev's side in this conflict, it's true."
"They go to Ukraine to join volunteer corps as private individuals. But Poland's official authorities will never confirm this fact."
Italian mercenary Francesco Falkone said "(i)n late August, we were paid about $300. For all previous months. Now…they are paying about $200 a month, like (for) local policem(en)."
John Kerry plans visiting Kiev this week. He, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey, Vice Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral James Winnefeld Jr, NATO commander General Philip Breedlove, and outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel support sending more weapons.
Stop NATO reports rogue EU nations intending more military aid. Member countries began supplying Kiev with weapons last summer.
Then Ukrainian defense minister Valeriy Heletey confirmed it short of details on weapons supplied and countries involved.
"I have no right to disclose any specific country we reached agreement with," he said.
"But the fact is that those weapons are already on the way to us. That's absolutely true. I can officially tell you."
Expect lots more from Washington and EU nations. Poland's Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak indicated "no obstacles" to selling weapons to Ukraine.
So far, Washington's Ukrainian strategy reflects a black hole of countless billions of dollars wasted.
Neo-Nazi thugs run things. Public anger against Poroshenko's regime grows. Rebels clearly hold the upper hand in Donbas fighting.
Kiev's military is in disarray. Fort Russ reported rebel forces able to breach well fortified Kiev military positions "in a matter of hours."
In contrast, Ukraine's military is unable to "demonstrate an ability to seize a defended position with a rapid ground assault."
"(O)ne gets the impression that (rebel forces are) toying with its enemy…Ukrainian troops are being ground to bits by a combination of lightning (rebel) assaults…futile counterattacks (and heavy) artillery fire."
"(M)any components of the ramshackle Ukrainian military (regular army, National Guard, volunteer battalions, MVD, the Right Sector battalions which don't seem to recognize any authority, etc., etc., etc.) are starting to look askance at one another, suspecting each other of, if not treason, then at least not pulling their weight."
Given how badly things are going combined with growing popular discontent, Ukraine's survival in its present form may be very much up for grabs.
Washington's Ukraine gambit failed. At least so far. Whether more heavy weapons combined with greater US involvement on the ground can change things remains to be seen.
US post-9/11 direct and proxy wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Ukraine reflect one failure after another.
Impeding Washington's imperial ambitions. Hopefully heading toward undermining them altogether. The only chance for world peace.
A Final Comment
Transparency International (TI) calls Ukraine Europe's most corrupt country. A year after Maidan, it remains so.
It ranks among the world's most corrupt countries. "Despite 'the facade change,' Ukraine continues treading water," said TI.
Newly adopted anti-corruption laws last October did nothing to change things. Ukraine's military is affected.
Hundreds of millions of dollars of supplies and equipment are stolen. High-ranking officers are involved.
Ukraine's neo-Nazi Right Sector contributes enormously to Kiev's dirty war on Donbas. The anti-regime CyberBerkut hacking group accused RS leader Dmitry Yarosh of "economic crimes," saying:
"We are publishing documents that expose the criminal activities of the head of Ukrainian neo-Nazis, which confirm multiple incidences of extortion - the illegal and cynical seizure of properties and businesses belonging to Ukrainian citizens by Yarosh and his associates."
"The stolen money is then taken out of the country through fronts and deposited in offshore accounts."
"Now everyone will know that Yarosh and his band of neo-Nazis are just using politics as a cover for their criminal activities and personal enrichment at the expense of ordinary Ukrainians."
Yarosh is a parliamentary deputy. He's on Interpol's wanted list on charges of inciting terrorism.
He was involved in Maidan violence toppling Viktor Yanukovych. His thugs murdered hundreds last May in Odessa. He's likely responsible for many other atrocities.
He's like others in high places in Kiev's government and military. Responsible for enormous corruption.
Perhaps worse than pre-Maidan. Obama's new friends are neo-Nazi criminals. US tax dollars support them.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
POSTED JANUARY 29, 2015
AMERICAN SNIPER: AMERICAN PROPAGANDA
In the never ending policy of propagandizing America, one of this year's most publicized movies is “American Sniper”. This was a story supposedly taken from a book written by Chris Kyle, relating his experiences while serving as a sniper in the U.S. military.
I have not seen the movie, but I have seen reviews. One of the points made on this movie is that it contradicts views expressed in the book. The subject video covers an interview from former Minnesota governor and former Navy seal, Jesse Ventura. He speaks on his knowledge of Kyle and the duties performed which became the subject of the book and movie.
If companies are going to make movies glorifying war and those who kill in it, the least they can do is not charge us for watching them.
I hope to make this the last post on vaccines for a while. Today, I spent some time reading replies to the subject video. Many of the replies very closely reflected talking points from the pharmaceutical industry and government spokesmen. I am urging everyone to be careful about not getting emotional in a subject which has become life and death.
I'll just cover a couple of false assumptions. First, the decline in disease mortality is due to the advent of vaccines. Actually, these declines were well underway before mass vaccination programs. Better sanitation, air conditioning and nutrition are more likely causes. If vaccines were the cause, other diseases for which there is no vaccine, like tuberculosis, would not have declined as all other communicable diseases. Second, vaccines contain dead virus's of the subject diseases. In fact all vaccines contain many harmful ingredients unrelated to disease prevention. Some of those are aluminum, mercury, MSG, anti freeze and squalene.
Instead of arguing while millions are getting sick, we all need to do our own research. That's what I did. I would much rather have a safe vaccine that protected me and my loved ones from diseases. Unfortunately, like the search for the “Fountain of Youth”, it simply doesn't exist.
I have reposted my comments of January 8, 2015, below. They concern the sad and needless death of a 3 year old child after receiving the flu vaccine. I ended my comments with the frustration that parents aren't listening and more will die as they subject their children to this sinister killer.
Now, we have another story of the death of a 5 year old child from the flu. This child was also vaccinated. I have also posted the sad story of her death.
Here's what I couldn't find. After going through a dozen or so, articles covering this story, no where is it mentioned when the vaccine was dispensed to this 5 year old child. Although I can't say for sure, I would be willing to bet this child got the vaccine and then a short time later she got the deadly influenza.
Bruce New World Order News
POSTED JANUARY 8, 2015
AND NOW SHE'S DEAD
A few days ago I promised to followup on the consequences of taking this year's flu vaccine. I expressed my frustration on the zombielike obedience to our government masters in taking various vaccines. I predicted that more will die as people roll up their sleeves and the sleeves of their children in succumbing to the intimidation of doctors, schools and government facilities.
So here we are. The subject video covers the tragic death of a healthy 3 year old girl in Iowa after taking the flu vaccine. The hospital where she was taken said she died of complications from 2 different kinds of flu. Both of these flu's were covered in the vaccine.
So now she's dead and a family is devastated. It's too late for them, but if you or someone you know is still considering this vaccine, please view the video. Sadly, I expect I'll be making more reports like this in the future.
Cue the pro-vaccine crowd's b.s. arguments as to why this is doesn't matter and we should all keep taking the risk shooting up our children in the hopes this won't happen to us.
Via Daily Mail:
A five-year-old girl has died in hospital three days after developing a strain of the flu that she was vaccinated against – as a deadly outbreak of the virus continues to sweep across the country.
Keira Driscoll was prescribed steroids and a nebulizer at a Quick Care clinic after she started feeling unwell with a cough and a fever at her home in Clark County, Las Vegas, last Sunday.
But just hours later, she collapsed. Her mother, Tiffany Driscoll, frantically performed CPR on her small body, before she was rushed to hospital. There, she was found to have influenza A.
Despite medics' best efforts, Keira could not be resuscitated and she was placed on life support. On Tuesday, her parents made the heartbreaking decision to turn off the machine the next day.
The vaccine… didn't magically save her. Why? Because vaccines are not magical saviors (despite what Big Pharma and its biggest customer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, would have people believe).
The CDC just got done admitting last week that more than 3/4ths of the people who take the shot this year are going to get the flu anyway but the agency stupidly continues to tell people to get the shot they admit probably won't protect them from diddly squat!
Why? Someone has money to make, obviously.
That's after the CDC admitted this year's flu vaccine is the wrong strain. They're saying it's maybe 23% effective. Not very good odds, and yet again, like we live in crazy land, they're still telling people to get the shot anyway even though they know it's ineffective.
The seasonal flu isn't supposed to be "deadly" anyway, just by the way. The reason so many things like the flu or even measles are deadly these days is because so many people are nutritionally deficient. Maybe if our food wasn't junk, and our water and air weren't poisoned, we'd be hearing a lot less of these stories in the first place.
The fact of the matter is, even the studies that have come out to compare vaccinated with unvaccinated people have shown that the flu vaccine is not nearly as effective in people who have received previous flu vaccines! This study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, looked at 7,315 enrollments during eight seasons and ultimately found:
Vaccine-induced protection was greatest for individuals not vaccinated during the prior 5 years.
Here are the details:
In the analysis using 5 years of historical vaccination data, current season vaccine effectiveness (VE) against H3N2 was significantly higher among vaccinated individuals with no prior vaccination history (65%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 36%–80%) compared with vaccinated individuals with a frequent vaccination history (24%; 95% CI, 3%–41%; P = .01). VE against B was 75% (95% CI, 50%–87%) and 48% (95% CI, 29%–62%), respectively (P = .05). Similar findings were observed when analysis was restricted to adults 18–49 years.
Let's just take that first number against H3N2. Sixty-five percent? That's the general rate of vaccine effectiveness? Well WOO HOO. What about the other 45%???
Sixty-five percent isn't even that high anyway considering these people are taking a shot filled with chemicals and heavy metals that bypasses their natural immune systems and all the risks that go along with that. But that 65% protection is for unvaccinated people.
Check out the protection for the good little citizens who take their government-recommended flu cocktail every year: 24%.
ONLY TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT.
Even against flu strain B, those same vaccinated people only get 48% protection.
How well does that bode for people running around like chickens with their heads cut off shrieking, "Don't forget to get your flu vaccine every year or you'll die THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING AHHHHHH!!!"
Think about if you bought anything and it only worked 24% or 48% of the time…? Wouldn't you throw that piece of crap in the garbage or return it to the store for a refund? Or would you just dutifully keep buying pieces of crap that suck?
Well, too late with a vaccine; you already shot yourself up with heavy metals, antibiotics, genetically modified viruses, preservatives like formaldehyde and emulsifiers like polysorbate 80 — which has been linked to gastrointestinal problems, heart attacks, strokes, impaired immunity and tumor growth for starters — and which studies have shown helps all the other chemicals in said shot more easily bypass your blood brain barrier and permeate your gut.
In fact, this whole situation has caused a flu vaccine "paradox":
Pharmaceutical companies and the larger medical community absolutely don't want studies conducted that compare the health of unvaccinated individuals to those who get regular vaccines – even when they find a troubling "paradox." Yet, this story showing the results of seasonal flu vaccines can already show a link to unintended consequences. They say since building more sensitive immune testing equipment, that they haven't seen increase in (seasonal?) flu illnesses among vaccine recipients versus unvaccinated individuals. They are dubbing it a "blunted protection to seasonal flu." From CBC:
But researchers in several countries have found a blunting or "interference" effect between previous seasonal vaccines and reduced levels of vaccine protection in later years for some strains.
What?? If vaccines are supposed to "immunize" or give the immune system a boost, and the CDC in the U.S. is telling everyone to go ahead and get ineffective flu vaccines for added protection – then how can past vaccines run "interference" and knock out the effects of future vaccines? This attempt at damage control doesn't make any sense…. [emphasis added]
No, it doesn't make any sense. It never did. It never will.
Even though this little girl died from the very strain of flu the people who sold her parents the vaccination promised it would protect their baby from, the establishment media is pathetically still trying to twist this in a pro-vaccaination agenda light, calling this year's flu season a "deadly epidemic" and scaremongering just like they always do every single year per the script.
You know how many kids have died of the flu (children who likely already had compromised immune systems and other health issues to begin with) this year? Fifty-six.
You want to know what a real "deadly epidemic" is?
Try 100,000 people dying EVERY YEAR after taking pharmaceutical drugs AS PRESCRIBED. (That doesn't even begin to count the thousands who die from abusing their prescriptions or we'd be here all day.)
Every time someone dies it's sad, especially when a child passes away who was just starting to live her life, but ask yourself, "Which of these things is a real deadly epidemic?" (Hint: It's not the flu.)
But hey, go get your vaccines because the government, which was forced to admit the vaccines don't even work this year, said so.
POSTED JANUARY 26, 2015
GREECE RETURNS TO COMMON SENSE
In order to maintain control, those in charge, whether it is Europe or the U.S. or any other country, have to control the language. In recent years, legalized theft of average people's money is called “austerity”. Anyone who violently opposes invasion of their country is called a “terrorist or militant”. Anyone who questions government accounts of 911 is called a “conspiracy theorist”. There are literally hundreds of examples. Lose control of the language and lose control.
Yesterday, in Greece, a large plurality of Greek voters have finally figured it out. Their central government went on a spending binge. Years of reckless spending funded by reckless borrowing sent their economy into the toilet. International bankers offered still more loans at obscene interest rates to Greece. In order to pay these loans, the Greek people had to give up a few simple things, like eating, medical care, education, clothing and housing. They called it austerity.
Billions of Euros have been funneled into the hands of a few. Greek real estate, public utilities and historical sites have been taken because of inability to make these payments. So they threw the old government out and voted in a government pledged to ending this. Right on cue, the new government has been characterized by those in control in Europe and the U.S. as “Communist, left wing, radical and so on”. They just never quit because they can't. Let's hope this is the beginning a a huge wake up call for the rest of us.
Bruce New World Order News
Greece elections: Merkel has lost, hope has won
Bryan MacDonald is a Russia-based Irish journalist and media commentator who focuses on Russia and its hinterlands and international geo-politics.
Supporters of radical leftist Syriza party chant slogans and wave Greek national and other flags after winning elections in Athens, January 25, 2015. (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)
Syriza’s landslide victory in this weekend’s Greek elections has immediately been called a ‘political earthquake’. It’s more accurate to say that Greek voters have gatecrashed the Euro elites’ party and let off a grenade.
Megalomania is a condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power and relevance, combined with inflated self-esteem. There are sufferers all over Europe but they can most frequently be spotted in Brussels, at the EU’s headquarters. There’s something about the institution; contact with it can turn a perfectly decent person into an eminently dislikable sort in short order.
In the aftermath of Greece’s seismic election, I assumed the eurocrat elite would follow the diktat, “if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.” So, I cranked up the Twitter machine and within 5 seconds, I encountered this ‘gem’ from our old friend Carl Bildt. Bildt was the the Swedish Foreign Minster – and one of America’s favourite European poodles – until his own electorate voted him out last year.
Bildt’s Tweet is important because it reveals a mindset among the elite. They extol the benefits of democracy for others, while pouring scorn on the results, if they fail to suit their own agendas. An example was when they forced Ireland to vote again (twice) after initial rejections of EU treaties. Or when they speak of bringing free elections to the Middle East while refusing to deal with Palestine’s elected government, or even recognise the state’s existence.
For decades, the eurocrats had it their own way. Every member state operated a ‘Tweedledee and Tweedledum’ system, where both dominant parties expressed fealty to the EU ‘project.’ Hence, when the former were voted out, Tweedledum would only make superficial changes, largely restricted to domestic matters. As national elites benefited from the Brussels’ gravy train, with its fat pensions and perks, they system was designed so that ‘important people’ wouldn’t rock the boat.
Supporters of radical leftist Syriza party celebrate in Athens January 25, 2015. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
That tradition changed on Sunday. Greece’s establishment parties, New Democracy (ND) and PASOK were knocked off their perch by Syriza, founded only 11 years ago. In 2004, the radical leftist grouping secured only 3.3 percent of the vote and 6 seats. On Sunday, exit polls suggested Syriza would win around 38 percent of popular support, leading to about 150 parliamentary slots. It’s worth noting that PASOK had already been crippled during the 4 other ballots Athens has held since 2007, but ND were the outgoing government.
What happens next will be key. Syriza has won power on a fervent pledge to cancel the Brussels-imposed austerity programme which has reduced Greeks to penury. Now, we are in unchartered waters. If the incoming Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, backtracks on his promises, the prospects are unclear. Should he maintain his hardline stance, there’s little doubt that Greece will be forced out of the euro currency zone. However, if Europe (read Germany) relents to his demands, the floodgates would open for radical, populist parties all over the continent.
Of course, the biggest nightmare for the eurocrats would be if Greece left the Euro, and even the entire union, and became a success story. A resurgent Greece, freed from the shackles of Merkelism, starting to prosper, would serve as a beacon for other put upon nations. Merkel and her fellow euro power-brokers are now faced with an existential choice. Giving in to Tsipras would risk a political tsunami of radical European administrations. On the other hand, standing firm could lead to a Greek exit and others following them out the door, leaving a diminished bloc for Brussels to rule.
The head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras raises his fist to supporters after winning the elections in Athens January 25, 2015. (Reuters/Giorgos Moutafis)
Spain and Ireland are the next eurozone strugglers where elections are due. In Madrid, Podemos, who are riding high in opinion polls, are essentially a copy of Syriza. Whatever about Greece, a Spanish euro exit would surely mean the end for the single currency. Meanwhile, in Dublin, Sinn Fein (the former political wing of the IRA) echoes many of the radical left policy platforms with some heavy nationalism added to the mix. British security services believe that it leader, Gerry Adams, is a former IRA commander (which he strongly denies).
As of now, Podemos look likely to form the next Spanish government. However, Ireland’s economy is improving (less to do with benefits of austerity and more to do with demographics and the US recovery) and my guess is that Sinn Fein will narrowly lose out to the pro-Europe Fine Gael, who are in situ.
One wonders what Merkel, the chief architect of austerity, makes of it all? Europe’s economic crisis presented her with a historic opportunity to build a united continent with Germany at its centre. The Chancellor has blown it, and she’s entitled to feel nervous now. Syriza’s victory reminds Europeans that there is another way and that fealty to neoliberalism isn’t the only show in town.
A ‘forgetful’ Germany
In 1953, the London agreement granted generous debt relief to (West) Germany, which had previously buckled under a credit mountain in the Weimar Republic-era. Half of what it owed to the rest of the world was written off. West Germany, freed from the shackles, boomed during the subsequent wirtschaftswunder (‘economic miracle’). This was in addition to Marshall Aid which Bonn, and other parts of Europe, had received from the USA a few years earlier.
Supporters of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras cheer at exit poll results in Athens, January 25, 2015. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
Nevertheless, when the so-called PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) began to creak under a pile of loans, Germany decided not to do unto others as had been done unto it. Merkel spearheaded a counter-productive austerity drive and the arrogant Berlin media blamed the PIIGS for their own misfortune. How they laughed at stories of homeless, abandoned horses in Dublin and ‘lazy’ siesta-loving Andalusians. They aren’t as smug now.
Merkel has one last chance to change course. To do this she has to embrace the concept of forgiveness and permit the eurozone’s victims to write off portions of their debt. This would allow public sector salaries to rise and pensions to be increased, thus rekindling economic growth by boosting consumer demand. In turn, a rising tide would help to alleviate the hardship of Europe’s ‘lost generation’ of youth.
If Merkel doesn’t perform an uncharacteristic u-turn, the EU, as we know it, is finished. With that, Germany’s opportunity to lead the continent, which flickered briefly, will be extinguished.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.
POSTED JANUARY 23, 2015
LaRouche Warns:Global Thermonuclear Showdown
It only has to happen once. I am referring to the headline warning of thermonuclear war. Yes, I know, this has been the warning since the 1950's. Our government masters would have us believe that since we have not had a nuclear war, we never will. If that logic is true, then we could also conclude that since we have not yet died, we never will.
History shows that all wars are motivated by economics. It could be a nation is going through an economic collapse or a nation desires the wealth of another. Either way, you have war. Unlike the wars of the past, having 8 or more nations with enough weapons to destroy life on Earth, this next war cannot be fought.
In the past, I have referred to our government masters as “insaniacs”. There are a lot of reasons, but right up on top is the view that starting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and Serbia and Ukraine is a path to prosperity, is, in itself, insane. The United States may indeed, have more firepower than either Russia or China, but if we use what we have and they use what they have, we are all gone.
Bruce New World Order News
LaRouche Warns: Wall Street's Growing Desperation Is Fueling Global Thermonuclear Showdown
Wall Street is on the edge of another financial tsunami, and this is driving the world towards general war, with the latest provocations in Ukraine serving as the immediate trigger for confrontation with Russia.
As Citibank was the latest of the Wall Street too-big-to-fail banks to post serious fourth-quarter losses, and as the Wall Street banks were announcing 50,000 layoffs, half-way around the globe the Ukrainian government was launching new provocations against Russia, meeting with top NATO generals and announcing a draft to call up 100,000 new troops to launch a military offensive against its own citizens in eastern Ukraine.
Russian officials have made clear that, while they are pushing for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine—starting with an immediate cease-fire and a resumption of direct talks between Kiev and the eastern Ukrainian leaders—they will not cave in to NATO blackmail. In statements on Wednesday, both Foreign Minister Lavrov and Putin spokesman Peskov made clear that they understand the NATO actions to be nothing short of an all-out campaign to overthrow Putin and make Russia the victim of the latest color revolution. This kind of madness can lead the world to thermonuclear extinction at any moment.
Russia has boosted its strategic strike capability and announced a new military doctrine, making clear that they understand the nature of the asymmetric assault on the current Russian leadership.
Lyndon LaRouche, in discussion with his Policy Committee colleagues on Wednesday, emphasized that Russia is prepared to respond preemptively to the ongoing US and NATO provocations, and this can mean the obliteration of the United States if the current Obama trajectory is not ended now. That, he clarified, means crushing Wall Street, which is the driving force behind the imminent war danger.
President Obama's Tuesday night State of the Union Address contained blatant provocations against both Russia and China, and his words did not go unnoticed in Moscow and Beijing. It was a disgusting Nuremberg Rally, with Democrats groveling in front of a president who has destroyed the party and the country—on behalf of Wall Street and London.
LaRouche was blunt:
"Obama's State of the Union address was clinically insane, filled with the most corrupt, rotten, foolish, idiotic statements. And what was worse, the audience was cheering him on like a pack of idiots. It was an echo of the Nuremberg Rallies of Nazi Germany."
"This is why we are facing an immediate danger of thermonuclear war."
Wall Street and London are not only bankrupt, facing an immediate blowout of their quadrillion-dollar derivatives bubble. They are driven by the belief that war can be the solution to their imminent demise, which makes them pathologically dangerous to the very survival of the human race.
It is in this context that the Wall Street rally by the LaRouche Political Action Committee on January 20 brought reality to the heart of the financial district. Thousands of passers-by were confronted with the reality of the Wall Street bankruptcy, the war danger, and the urgent need to revive the Hamiltonian alternative, starting with the immediate reinstatement of Glass- Steagall.
It is that option, alone, that can set the world as a whole, back on a course of development, which is now already underway with the initiatives of the BRICS countries, led by China. At this week's World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, the role of China in launching a new global economic paradigm is being openly admitted.
The vital question is whether the reality of the imminent war danger and the role of Wall Street and London in pushing the planet to the brink of annihilation will be acknowledged and acted upon in time.
Yesterday's annual year-in-review press conference by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and a lengthy interview with President Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitri Peskov, were timed in such a way, that each could respond to Barack Obama's nasty bluster against Russia during his State of the Union, January 20th. Each of these Russian officials counterposed to Obama's delusions of power, the reality of the rising strength and influence of the Eurasian nations and the BRICS alliance.
This is what Obama said:
"We're upholding the principle that bigger nations can't bully the small—by opposing Russian aggression, supporting Ukraine's democracy, and reassuring our NATO allies. Last year, as we were doing the hard work of imposing sanctions along with our allies, some suggested that Mr. Putin's aggression was a masterful display of strategy and strength. Well, today, it is America that stands strong and united with our allies, while Russia is isolated, with its economy in tatters."
Peskov, in an interview to the nationally circulated Argumenty i Fakty newspaper, reiterated what Putin himself said last month, that
"it is not a matter of Crimea or Ukraine; if it had not been Crimea, they would have come up with another pretext" for "being on Russia's case."
Peskov charged that people in the West were
"trying to portray Putin as a party to the [internal Ukrainian] conflict, to isolate him in international politics, to suffocate Russia economically in their own interests, and to get Putin overthrown, while at the same time demanding that he settle the crisis in a neighboring country."
Asked about a recent remark by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that Putin would not be invited to this year's G-7 summit, Peskov noted that Putin was not expecting that. "On the other hand," he added,
"one could ask what the point of the G-7 is, anyway; what decisions can it take without the participation of Russia, India, and China?"
Lavrov took up Russian-American relations several times in his two-hour press conference, stating in his opening remarks:
"We hear a lot of statements by our Western partners, about the need to isolate Russia further. U.S. President Obama found it appropriate to state this yesterday in his State of the Union message."
But, countered Lavrov,
"Such attempts are fruitless. Russia will never take the road of self-isolation, suspiciousness, and looking for enemies."
As examples of Russia's foreign policy outreach, Lavrov cited, besides Moscow's diplomatic efforts related to Ukraine, its engagement in multilateral formats such as the G20, the BRICS, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. As host of the summits of the latter two organizations this summer in Ufa, Lavrov said that Russia would seek to animate their operations.
"In the BRICS framework, this means above all the coordination of economic documents such as an economic partnership strategy and a road map for investment cooperation."
Lavrov went on to discuss Russia's engagement with other nations of the Asia-Pacific Region, China in particular, as well as the offers from the new Eurasian Economic Union for free-trade relations with the European Union.
Returning to the problem of Obama, in answer to a question about Russia-U.S. ties, Lavrov said:
"The Americans have taken the pathway toward confrontation, and are not in the least critical in evaluating their own actions. Yesterday's speech by President Obama shows a philosophy centered on just one thing: 'we're number one, and everyone else should recognize this,' which is slightly old-fashioned and out of whack with today's realities. The foreign policy philosophy of the USA is even more aggressive: it wants to be not merely primus inter pares, but to dominate the world."
Lavrov said he thought that reality was already forcing Washington to realize that this doesn't work, because international cooperation really is required on a whole range of matters. Furthermore, he said, returning to the theme of the rest of the world's development,
"the objective development of the world and the appearance of powerful centers of economic growth and financial influence, and also centers of political influence, is an objective process and cannot be left out of account."
A joint statement by the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine (the "Normandy format," initiated by French President Hollande last spring), after their talks yesterday evening in Berlin, called for urgent implementation of the conditions agreed upon for eastern Ukraine in the September 2014 talks of the Minsk Contact Group (Russia, Kiev, self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and the OSCE). In recent days, fighting has flared throughout the Donbass, with fierce clashes at the Donetsk airport and heavy shelling of Donetsk and the nearby town of Gorlovka.
The ministers called on all parties to the conflict
"to cease hostilities and withdraw heavy weapons in accordance with the Line of Contact, as stipulated in the Annex to the Minsk Memorandum, September 19, 2014, to be monitored by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and supported by agreed mechanisms on the ground."
They called for a meeting of the Minsk group in the immediate days ahead, saying that there could be no heads-of- state meeting on Ukraine, as discussed for holding in Astana, Kazakhstan, until "tangible progress" on implementing the September accords occurs, in the form of a ceasefire, humanitarian relief, and prisoner exchanges. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, according to wire services, said after the talks that there had been no breakthrough, but some significant progress.
In his major press conference yesterday, before departing Moscow for the Berlin talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had emphasized that the settlement must occur between the regime holding power in Kiev, and those Ukrainians controlling parts of eastern Ukraine; he rejected the portrayal, by many foreign journalists, of Russia as a direct party to the fighting. Lavrov underscored that the demarcation line in the Minsk accords was agreed to by all sides, so even if more territory has come under DPR/LPR control since then, the pull-back of heavy weaponry must occur with that line as the reference point. He said that there had been no disagreement between Moscow and Kiev over where the Sept. 19 disengagement line runs, so when President Petro Poroshenko recently claimed that President Putin's Jan. 15 letter on implementing the disengagement had not indicated what line was involved, "that was untrue." He pointed out that a Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination had been set up, as proposed by Poroshenko, and is staffed by Russian officers and the OSCE, but now it should function.
In discussing Crimea's separation from Ukraine last March, as well as ongoing social conflicts within Ukraine, Lavrov called on Poroshenko to disassociate himself from the racist statements of Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh, a current member of Parliament, during the past year. To a BBC correspondent who demanded if Russia would stop the flow of "troops and weapons" into Ukraine, Lavrov replied,
"As I say each time, if you assert this with such certainty, show us the facts."
While the Normandy format foreign ministers met in Berlin, a UN Security Council session on Ukraine heard U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power rave that Putin's latest peace proposals were merely "an occupation plan." Speaking after talks in Washington with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, Secretary of State John Kerry used similar language, accusing the Russian-backed separatists (DPR/LPR) of making "a blatant land-grab" since September.
POSTED JANUARY 22, 2015
OBAMA FIDDLES WHILE AMERICA BURNS
We haven't yet reached the point in America where a “Nero” is put in charge, but we're close. I tried real hard not to listen to any of President Obama's State of the Union Message, but numerous news outlets have reported and played many of his quotes, so I couldn't avoid it.
One of the quotes was concerning a successful sanctions campaign against Russia. He referred to their economy as in “tatters”. This from the chief executive of a nation with an official debt of over 18 trillion dollars and an unofficial debt of over 100 trillion dollars. This from a President pursuing illegal and unsuccessful wars in a number of nations, thus exhausting our military personnel and the supply of military supplies. This from the leader who is presiding over a workforce where over 50% of the eligible workforce are not employed.
Here's the real State of the Union: We, as a nation, are sinking fast --- on all fronts. One of the best symbols of a collapsing empire is having an incompetent, delusional, narcissistic sociopath as a leader.
In Tuesday’s State of the Union, Obama said The ‘Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed’, and the one and the only thing I thought was: ‘Good, so now we can tackle the crisis itself?!’. If speeches like the SOTU Tuesday night, and the reactions to it, make anything clear, it’s that the PR guys won the fight against critical thinking. Sure, there are people for whom that shadow has passed, but a president is supposed to be there for all Americans, not just for those who finance his campaigns and those of his successors.
And for most Americans, the shadow hasn’t passed at all, and the crisis certainly hasn’t. And hollow promises to help the middle class are not going to change anything about that. It’s an elite game, and all others are left to fend for themselves. For now that remains hidden behind the veil of over 50% of Americans receiving some kind of government benefit, but that won’t last. We may have some idea of how much richer the rich are getting, and even that is a stretch, but we have much less idea of how much the poor got poorer.
And the President, of all Americans, won’t tell us, he’d rather hail his ‘achievements’ as prepared and blown out of all proportions by his spin team. His political ‘adversaries’, who play their role of ‘hating’ him only halfway convincingly, won’t call him on the spin, because they have nothing to gain from trying to blow up the newfangled American Dream.
Their message looking forward to the 2016 elections is that they would do even better, but that doesn’t sound credible with the 5% GDP growth and 5.2% unemployment numbers the White House pulls out of its top hat. They’re just as dependent on spin as Obama is, and he trumped them on it. What are they going to do? Promise 10% GDP growth?
The GOP will look to drastically cut those benefits, and they know full well that that would cut growth numbers, not raise them. 5% growth is already so far out of left field that Obama’s spin doctors have the other side cornered on US economy. They have on international politics, too.
The White House’s ludicrous stance on Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, ludicrous because none of its accusations have ever been proven over an entire year, and the sanctions that were instated because of the hollow accusations, are a hard act to follow even for John McCain and his dementing octogenarian rabble rousers who crave nothing more than for that final grand scale deadly battle in their lifetime. Can we make in nuclear plese? After them the flood.
All they could do to better Obama from here is send in American boots on the ground in the Donbass, and they know that would be the least popular decision in many decades. But domestically, economically, and internationally, it’s back to the drawing board for the Grand Old Elephants all the time, they’re always a step behind. Must be frustrating. The Obama people have played them as much as they have played the American people.
Who, as should be obvious by now, have nothing to expect from either side, since both owe allegiance not to the flag or the Founding Fathers, but to the rich getting richer who fund them, without whom they’d have to give up their power plays and -dreams. Something a certain kind of people will resist at any price. The kind that floats to the top of this kind of cesspool.
Allow money into politics and the former will end up owning the latter, no exceptions. Money won’t support candidates with a conscience, only those who’ll do anything to advance their careers, who are as pliable as and spineless as a stick of wet gum, and those are all that will be left. If anything typifies American politics, it’s moral bankruptcy. One dollar one vote. 100 million dollars, 100 million votes. And then they insist on calling that democracy, a concept promoted by the media purchased the same way the politicians are.
All you need to do is get people to believe whatever it is you got for sale. And 99.9% of people are easily fooled. That’s how you define democracy in 2015: how many people can you fool? Which is the most convincing sleight of hand?
The Europeans are well down that same road. Mario Draghi has announced over $1 trillion in QE today, and none of it will ever reach the alleged target, the real economy. He set up his QE in a ‘proportional’ way, meaning most of that trillion will go to Germany and France, not the Greeks and Italians who need it most.
Draghi will buy government bonds, but that doesn’t help Europe’s businesses. And not just because they are far more dependent on bank loans than American companies are, who issue more bonds, but because demand, and spending, is way down. That’s what it means that Europe is in deflation. It’s not falling prices, it’s that people don’t spend, and they certainly don’t borrow.
Draghi is engaging in the classic central banker’s ‘pushing on a string’, and Goldman’s former banker and present day acolyte knows it. He’s created a situation in which another $1 trillion looks acceptable, necessary even, to the majority of the eurozone politicians. Who mostly are clueless about the effects of such expenditures. But who look at the US and think it must have worked over there; who fall for Obama’s spin doctor narratives as much as the America people do.
Draghi’s $1 trillion has long been priced in, it won’t do anything for EU economies but gut them even further, and it may be completely irrelevant as soon as this Sunday when Greece may well elect a government that has vouched to blow up the deals the Troika made with the technocrats the EU itself installed in Athens.
Not a pretty picture, is it, either in Washington or in Brussels?! Well, I can guarantee you it’ll get a lot worse before it gets any better. We’ve let the clowns come too far. Way too far.
POSTED JANUARY 21, 2015
VACCINES CAUSING MORE ILLNESS
The subject article covers a study released by the Canadian Broadcasting Company showing those vaccinated against the flu are actually getting more disease than those who have never been vaccinated. Those of us who have studied this issue have known this for years, but to have one of the mainstream media whores admit it, is amazing.
Despite overwhelming evidence that the flu vaccine doesn't protect you and despite overwhelming evidence that the flu vaccine may be harmful, our government masters continue on as if none of these studies exist. As if that isn't bad enough, many government agencies and some corporate entities are mandating their employees get the vaccine.
It's time for Americans and those in other nations to “just say no”. If the vaccine is so effective and those loving the vaccine have gotten it, what do they care if I don't get it? After all, if I get the flu and they have been vaccinated, they will not catch it from me.
Canadian mainstream media has taken a bold new step - admitting the problem that frequent vaccines are creating a cascade of more illnesses. And not just a greater number and frequency of illnesses but even lower protection against the very diseases the vaccines were supposed to protect against.
CBC News reports that it was originally called "the Canadian problem" - i.e. the problem of higher risk of pandemic flu illnesses among those who get the seasonal flu shot the previous year, or those who get frequent flu shots. They note that the problem is now seen in other countries such as Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S.
People who receive flu vaccines year after year can sometimes show reduced protection, an effect that Canadian infectious disease specialists say muddies public health messages for annual flu vaccine campaigns.
During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, researchers at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control originally thought seasonal flu shots from 2008 might offer extra protection against the new pandemic strain. They were puzzled to find instead, seasonal flu vaccination almost doubled the risk of infection with pandemic flu.
Dr. Danuta Skowronski and her colleagues really put this to the test. Aside from their initial conclusion they did five more studies last summer that showed the same results in people - and ferrets. They test on ferrets which, for some reason, are the best flu model in animal studies.
This was a unique finding in a unique context of dramatically mismatched vaccine to novel pandemic influenza virus.
They claim that part of the paradox is that a greater risk of H1N1 infection only happened during the pandemic. Pharmaceutical companies and the larger medical community absolutely don't want studies conducted that compare the health of unvaccinated individuals to those who get regular vaccines - even when they find a troubling "paradox." Yet, this story showing the results of seasonal flu vaccines can already show a link to unintended consequences. They say since building more sensitive immune testing equipment, that they haven't seen increase in (seasonal?) flu illnesses among vaccine recipients versus unvaccinated individuals.
They are dubbing it a "blunted protection to seasonal flu." From CBC:
But researchers in several countries have found a blunting or "interference" effect between previous seasonal vaccines and reduced levels of vaccine protection in later years for some strains.
What?? If vaccines are supposed to "immunize" or give the immune system a boost, and the CDC in the U.S. is telling everyone to go ahead and get ineffective flu vaccines for added protection - then how can past vaccines run "interference" and knock out the effects of future vaccines? This attempt at damage control doesn't make any sense....
Additionally, in the very same sentence saying flu shots offer protection for flu viruses that require medical care, regardless of vaccine history, CBC mentions a Clincial Infectious Diseases journal study that concludes: ...vaccine-induced protection was greatest for individuals not vaccinated during the prior 5 years. Wait a second, if everyone must go out and get jabbed for "herd immunity," then why is the best protection enjoyed by practical vaccine virgins? Could it be that they still have working immune systems?
Do they even understand what's going on?
Dr. Michael Gardam, director of infection prevention and control at Toronto's University Health Network said:
People do not have a good explanation for why.
The idea basically is that your immune system is occupied elsewhere. It would be like getting the swirling ball of death on your Mac where your operating system is doing something else rather than opening the file.
CBC says, "The end result of both puzzles is the same: more sickness." The journal study author said there is a need to think about a person's vaccination history when trying to gauge its effectiveness. (But I thought all vaccines were supposed to be effective for all people, all the time...)
Coincidentally - ahem - the solution to this vaccine-created problem is a universal one-time vaccine to be trialed soon... There you have it, it's safe to admit the problems people were already noticing when the patented solution is almost a go-go.
Incredibly, Gardam actually added:
We have kind of hyped this vaccine so much for so long we are starting to believe our own hype. Really, what we should be doing is looking for better vaccines,
But I thought vaccines were the solution to disease this whole time, and now they are defunct and something better is needed? It is such convenient timing that the inefficacy of seasonal vaccines can be admitted now that the universal one-time flu vaccine is nearly complete. After years of hearing about the science and studies backing the safety and effectiveness of vaccines - this problem obviously "went under the radar" and will feel like a punch to the face to those who will set aside the hype.
In the meantime, public health officials who aim to protect people from flu complications need to grapple with the imperfections of a vaccine given every year to a moving target of strains.
Also incredibly, Skowronski who also anticipates the universal vaccine, still says to go for the seasonal vaccines, especially in people who run the high risk of hospitalization or death. That would be the elderly; elderly in nursing homes. Elderly in nursing homes who get vaccines. CBC draws one last breath to say that Public Health Agency of Canada noticed widespread flu activity across Canada last week including large numbers in.........long-term care homes.
The report, if nothing else, shows a lack of understanding (or deception) in regards to the medical community pandering frequent one-size-fits-all injections for everyone without knowing or caring about the long-term biological effects. They don't have answers for the "why's?" It shows that we often find something out the hard way after already living with the results.
It is doubtful that the people experiencing multiple illnesses after dutiful vaccinations appreciate this bleak revelation - this "oops" of a test run on their health.
People who have stopped vaccinating do so after researching for themselves the safety claims, efficacy claims, ingredients and historical disease rates. They empower themselves both by removing the curtain that contains the wizard to see for themselves and by taking steps to boost their own health. Please don't take my word for it - visit the research links below and branch out from there to see what resonates with you.
Yes, it's that joyous time of year. Another 24 hour, 7 day, party for the 1/10th of 1 percent is about to commence in Davos, Switzerland. This has become an annual event since its' inception in 1971. Yes, I know they say they are going to be discussing important issues at their “meeting”. In fact, one of the topics to be discussed is how to control climate change. This, while the elite fly in on more than 140 private jets.
The subject video covers topics that should be discussed at Davos, but won't be. So, until the next party, (maybe in Jackson Hole later this year), we will be stuck with reacting to real events in the real world.
One advantage of living in these times, is the proliferation of cameras. Yes, I know, authorities are recording almost everything we do, but this works 2 ways. In the past our government masters could tell us lies about so-called terrorist events. There was little to contradict them. Today, everyone has a camera. That means police and authorities are also being recorded.
After the killings related to Charlie Hebdo in Paris, I expressed the opinion that this smells like another false flag. Sure enough, more and more evidence from independent sources are exposing the truth. The subject article and video clearly shows police executing a suspect with his hands bound. I guess he won't be doing any talking.
They thought all these cameras would benefit them. I guess they never dreamed they would expose them. It has been said “you can run, but you can't hide”.
The culpability of the Western media in lies, death, and destruction is extreme
by Paul Craig Roberts | Infowars.com | January 18, 2015
Note: The second video in the URL below has been taken down, but it is the first video which is just prior to the second one, that has the most visual information.
Here is a video of the execution of Amedy Coulibaly. It is a German website with the actual live French video of the police assault on the deli. There are three videos. The first one repeatedly shows Coulibaly with tied hands containing no weapons shot down and killed when he could easily have been captured. It is as if the order was to make sure that there is no live suspect whose story might have to be explained away. The first video also repeatedly shows the execution in slow motion. Commentary in French accompanies the video.
In response to my Charlie Hebdo update, European readers report that the situation in Europe is much the same as in the US and UK. The “mainstream” print and TV media parrot the official line and raise no unsettling questions. The independent Internet media is where real information is reported.
The German print and TV media have suffered dramatic declines in readers and viewers. This decline accelerated when Udo Ulkotte’s book about CIA penetration of European media was published by Kopp Verlag and became a best seller. Thinking people no longer trust the German media. The German media has lost the intelligent part of the population and only retains the somnolent sheep.
There are efforts to infiltrate the Internet media. Sites funded by money, such as Salon, appear. These sites attempt to discredit all who raise honest and obvious questions. Readers report that the Huffington Post has lost credibility by its move into “respectability.” Salon, apparently, has no more credibility than Fox News or The Weekly Standard.
The view I get from Europe supports my view. The left-wing, or what little remains of a left, supports the official stories of terrorist attacks, For the American left, the stories confirm the left-wing’s emotional need to believe that peoples oppressed by Western colonialism/imperialism are capable and determined and strike back at their oppressors. The left-wing’s sense of justice demands that oppressed and abused peoples don’t just sit there and take it. The French left sees the Charlie Hebdo attack as an effort by obscurantist religion to attack freedom of expression and brings to mind the French left’s anti-Catholic crusade.
The right-wing accepts the official stories for two different reasons. The anti-immigrationists among them use the terror attacks as evidence against immigration. The patriotic right can go along with this, but also responds to writers such as myself, who defend the Constitution against the government, with the argument that it is the government’s job to interpret the Constitution and I should not use the Constitution in order to criticize our government. Much of the American right believes that liberals use the Constitution in order to defend criminals and terrorists, who simply should not be tolerated. In other words, the Constitution is seen not as our defender but as a defender of those the right-wing regards as undesirables, such as criminals, terrorists, abortionists, and homosexuals.
The rest of the population has simply succumbed to the many years of demonization of Muslims. Indeed, Israel has been demonizing Muslims for 60 years and has created the image of Muslims as terrorists wearing suicide bombs. If a person has been prepared to regard Muslims as terrorists, the official stories simply fit that already prepared compartment in the brain.
Additionally, although false flag attacks are commonplace and have been used throughout history to advance undeclared agendas, the public has been brainwashed to regard them as “conspiracy theories.” Thus, anyone who raises questions is dismissed as a “conspiracy theorist.” Many Americans do not even understand that the official story of 9/11, for example, is a conspiracy theory. So is the official explanation of the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Charlie Hebdo attack. What it boils down to is that official conspiracy theories are accepted as true, but everyone who questions them is a “conspiracy theorist.”
Readers point out that as stupid as governments are, populations are even more stupid and that governments succeed in brainwashing populations. Many conclude that in the absence of an adversarial media, democracy is a sham as the people have no inclination or means of confronting the government.
The hope appears to be that the mainstream media will continue to diminish and will be replaced by the independent Internet media, thus releasing populations from their brainwashed state. Others think that this hope will come to naught as governments will assert control over the Internet and that governments will make dissent the equivalent of terrorism.
Those who try to suppress dissent might be simply defending a personal bias or they might be agents of a cover-up. Regardless, it comes to the same thing in the end. People who raise dissenting points and honest questions are ridiculed or demonized in efforts to silence or marginalize them. Whether or not truth can actually prevail, it doesn’t usually prevail in time. For example, “Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction” prevailed over truth. After Iraq is destroyed we learn that the basis for the US invasion of Iraq rested firmly on an orchestrated lie.
The culpability of the Western media in lies, death, and destruction is extreme. Consider the Malaysian airliner that went down in Ukraine. The US, UK, EU, and the puppet government in Kiev blamed Russia and forces of the breakaway eastern province for shooting down the civilian airliner. An investigation was convened. It has been six months since the investigation was completed, and the results have not been released.
Clearly, if the investigation supported the Western propaganda, the results would have been released. We can safely conclude that the investigation does not support the West’s propaganda. There has not been one word from the Western media demanding the results of the investigation. The world has forgotten it, but the world remembers the loudly shouted propaganda, and the conclusion, unsupported by any evidence, is that Russia is guilty.
The Western media works the same way when it reports Charlie Hebdo.
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-u-s-is-now-teetering-on-the-brink-of-two-catastrophic-outcomes/#dVzGx2thbIxv3qgF.99
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2015
SWISS ABANDON THE EURO. MARKET PLUMMETS
We have been warning of the coming financial collapse for years. The signs are all there. Today, the Swiss government has removed the Franc from being pegged to the Euro. Regardless of the cheerleading from the European central banks, the Swiss have shown they have no interest in going down with the ship.
With the upcoming Greek election, and continuing crises in Spain, Italy, Portugal and France, it appears the Euro is entering a terminal phase. It remains to be seen how long this will take, but we, in the U.S. should take note. Since our government masters have long trumpeted the advantages of being in a “world community”, we can expect any collapse of any major currency will spread to the dollar in a matter of hours.
Finally, the subject article points out gold is waking up from its' long sleep. Recently, I have recommended placing assets into gold and silver. The best part of that is even if no collapse comes, gold and silver will have value. On the other side, if currency does collapse, those retaining investments denominated in dollars or other fiat currencies, will have nothing but pretty pieces of paper with no value whatsoever.
Bruce New World Order News
‘Carnage’ In Financial Markets Boosts Gold As Safe-Haven Asset
By Neils Christensen of Kitco News
Thursday January 15, 2014 10:05 AM
(Kitco News) - Gold prices continued to show its safe-haven appeal as the Swiss National Bank unleashed, what one analyst described as, “carnage” in the marketplace.
Overnight, February Comex gold futures hit a four-month high of $1,261 an ounce after the Swiss central bank said that it would no longer support its peg against the euro. The central bank has maintained a floor of one euro to 1.20 Swiss francs since 2011.
February gold continues to hold on to most of its gains, currently trading at $1,259.00 an ounce, almost 2% on the day.
“Nobody really suspected this move so people are looking for safe haven investments,” said Julian Jessop, head of commodity strategy at Capital Economics. “It just proves what we have been saying that gold is low enough to be an attractive investment for investors looking for some security.”
Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, agreed that gold will benefit as a safehaven investment, saying that investors are fleeing from the “carnage.” He explained that a lot of investors were short the Swiss franc against the euro in anticipation of continued support of the peg. However, investors had to quickly reverse those positions, creating massive volatility in the marketplace.
Hansen said gold, priced in euros, is a good example of the yellow metals safe-haven appeal throughout the eurozone. Overnight, gold/EUR rose to €1,083.22 an ounce, its highest level since June 2013. Currenty gold/EUR is trading at €1,082.40
Hansen added that investors could also be jumping into gold in anticipation of looser monetary policy from the European Central Bank. He said the timing of the SNB’s announcement that it would drop the peg suggests that they are anticipating a major shift in the ECB’s monetary policy.
“They could see that it is futile to keep buying euros when there is speculation that the ECB is going to release a bazooka into the marketplace,” he said.
There are growing expectations that the ECB will introduce a full-scale quantitative easing program, and announce that they will purchase about €500 billion in sovereign bonds at the Jan. 22 monetary policy meeting.
Although gold priced in euro has rallied following the SNB monetary policy decision, gold priced in Swiss francs has actually lost ground, falling almost 12% in the day. Gold/CHF hit a session low of CHF29,712 Wednesday and is now trading at CHF35,870
However, analysts at Nomura said that the news could actually benefit gold/CHF in the long-term.
“…The rally in CHF may have left gold in CHF terms looking attractive to this sort of investor type,” they said.
Along with dropping the currency peg, the SNB also lowered its deposit rate by 25 basis points to minus 0.75 percent from minus 0.25 percent. This means that banks have to pay to keep their deposits with the central bank.
POSTED JANUARY 14, 2015
RUSSIA CUTS GAS TO UKRAINE
On top of that, there will be no more gas to Europe from the pipeline going through Ukraine. Europe will have to rely on the pipeline going through Turkey, which will only be able to supply 40 % of the previous amount shipped.
This was totally predictable. Ukraine continues to make war against their own people. Most of those are of Russian ancestry. On top of that Ukraine owes billions for gas that had been previously supplied. Over the past year Russia has warned Ukraine that they cannot supply natural gas for free. On the other side, European customers of Russian gas have been diverting supplies back to Ukraine. Ukraine itself has been stealing gas from the pipeline going through their nation.
This is all so stupid and totally unnecessary. There was absolutely no reason for the U.S. to get involved in Ukraine. It has resulted in thousands of deaths, an economic collapse in Ukraine and moving the entire world towards nuclear war. I have referred to our government masters as “insaniacs”. Maybe those who support this policy can explain to me who actually benefits from this?
Bruce New World Order News
Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine
The EU demanded the two sides reopen talks as the row immediately sparked fears of gas supply shortages and rising energy prices in the UK.
The UK is suffering one of its coldest nights this century with temperatures plunging to as low as -10C.
Though Britain is one of Gazprom's largest importers - relying on the company for some 16 per cent of consumption in 2007, according to The Times, the gas is supplied through a complicated swap scheme that means supplies themselves may not be affected.
Prices, on the other hand, rose during trading in London today.
Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin on the slopes last week. Putin ordered Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine by around three-fifths
The dispute, coupled with Israel's military operation in Gaza, also pushed oil up to a three-week high of $49.91 in New York yesterday.
Russia, whose main export is oil, stands to benefit from a recovery in prices.
'Without prior warning and in clear contradiction with the reassurances given by the highest Russian and Ukrainian authorities to the European Union, gas supplies to some EU member states have been substantially cut,' the EU said in a statement.
'The Czech EU Presidency and the European Commission demand that gas supplies be restored immediately to the EU and that the two parties resume negotiations at once with a view to a definitive settlement of their bilateral commercial dispute,' the presidency and the Commission said in a joint statement.
They added that the EU would 'intensify the dialogue with both parties so that they can reach an agreement swiftly'.
Overnight the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ordered the state energy giant Gazprom to cut supplies to and through Ukraine by around three-fifths amid accusations its neighbour has been siphoning off and stealing Russian gas.
Ukraine says the Russian move has been prompted by payment and price disputes, a row between the two that has become almost annual.
The effects of the dispute on the rest of Europe however is stark, said Ukraine's main gas supplier.
Around 80 per cent of the gas European Union countries receive from Russia comes through Ukraine.
While Germany and France are much more exposed, it is reckoned in some estimates that 15 per cent of Britain's supplies come from Russia through pipelines into the UK's east coast.
'They [the Russians] have reduced deliveries to 92million cubic metres per 24 hours compared to the promised 221million cubic metres without explanation,' said Valentin Zemlyansky of the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz.
'We do not understand how we will deliver gas to Europe. This means that in a few hours problems with supplies to Europe will begin.'
Wholesale gas prices have already risen on the back of the rallying price of oil, up 50 per cent in the last fortnight to more than $48 a barrel on the back of Middle East tension over Israeli incursions into Palestinian-held Gaza.
The dispute stokes fears Britain is overreliant on imported gas. North Sea stocks are dwindling, though initiatives are in place to build the Langeled pipeline from Norway, improve underground long-term storage facilities and receive liquefied natural gas by ship from Africa and Asia.
Eastern and central European countries are already reporting supply problems, including the Czech Republic which has the current presidency of the EU. The EU as a whole depends on Russia for 25 per cent of its gas supplies.
POSTED JANUARY 13, 2015
ANOTHER VIEW ON PARIS ATTACKS
I said my piece on the government story on these attacks, so I will now defer to another view.
Bruce New World Order News
A French September 11th?
Who ordered the attack against Charlie Hebdo?
by Thierry Meyssan
While many French react to the attack against Charlie Hebdo denouncing Islam and demonstrating in the streets, Thierry Meyssan points out that the jihadist interpretation is impossible. While it would be tempting for him to see it as an Al Qaeda or Daesh operation, he envisages another, much more dangerous hypothesis.
Voltaire Network | Damascus (Syria) | 10 January 2015
report, France 24 edited the video so that we do not see the attackers execute a fallen police officer.
On January 7, 2015, commandos erupted in Paris, in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and murdered 12 people. 4 more victims are still in serious condition.
On the videos, the attackers are heard shouting "Allah Akbar! and "avenge Muhammad”. One witness, a Coco designer, said they proclaimed affiliation with al-Qaeda. That’s all it took for many French to denounce it as an Islamist attack.
However, this assumption is illogical.
The mission of this commando had no connection with jihadist ideology
Indeed, members or sympathizers of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda or Daesh would not be content to just kill atheist cartoonists; they would have first destroyed the archives of the newspaper on site, following the model of all their actions in North Africa and the Levant. For jihadists, the first duty is to destroy the objects that they believe offend God, and to punish the "enemies of God."
Similarly, they would not have immediately retreated, fleeing the police, without completing their mission. They would rather have completed their mission, were they to die on the spot.
In addition, videos and some evidence shows that the attackers are professionals. They wielded their weapons expertly and fired advisedly. They were not dressed in the fashion of the jihadists, but as military commandos.
How they dispatched a wounded policeman who posed no danger to them, certifies that their mission was not to "avenge Muhammad" because of the crass humor of Charlie Hebdo.
This aims to create the beginning of a civil war
The fact that the assailants speak French well and are probably French does not necessarily indicate that this attack is a Franco-French episode. Rather, the fact that they are professional forces one to distinguish them from possible sponsors. And there is no evidence that these are French.
It is a normal reflex, but intellectually wrong to consider, when one is a victim of an attack, that one knows his attackers. This is most logical when it comes to normal crimes, but it’s wrong when it comes to international politics.
Sponsors for the attack knew it would cause a divide between French Muslims and French non-Muslims. Charlie Hebdo had specialized in anti-Muslim provocation and most Muslims in France have been directly or indirectly their victims. Though the Muslims of France will surely condemn this attack, it will be difficult for them to experience as much pain for the victims as felt by the readers of the newspaper. This will be seen by some as complicity with the murderers.
Therefore, rather than seeing this as an extremely deadly Islamist attack of revenge against the newspaper that published the Mohammed cartoons and multiplied front page anti-Muslim headlines, it would be more logical to consider that it is the first episode of a process to trigger a civil war.
The strategy of "the clash of civilizations" was designed in Tel Aviv and Washington
The ideology and strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and Daesh does not advocate the creation of civil war in the ’West’, but on the contrary to create it in the "East" and hermetically separate the two worlds. Never has Sayyid Qutb, nor any of his successors, called to provoke confrontation between Muslims and non-Muslims in the territories of the latter.
On the contrary, the strategy of the "clash of civilizations" was formulated by Bernard Lewis for the US National Security Council then popularized by Samuel Huntington not as a strategy of conquest, but as a predictable situation.  It aimed to persuade NATO member group populations of the inevitability of confrontation that preventively assumed the form of the "war on terrorism".
It is not in Cairo, Riyadh or Kabul that one advocates the "clash of civilizations", but in Washington and Tel Aviv.
The sponsors of the attack against Charlie Hebdo did not seek to satisfy jihadists or the Taliban, but neo-conservatives or liberal hawks.
Let’s not forget the historical precedents
We must remember that in recent years we have seen the US or NATO special services:
Testing the devastating effects of certain drugs on the civilian population in France ;
Supporting the OAS to try to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle ;
Carrying out false flag attacks against civilians in several NATO member states . 
We must remember that since the break-up of Yugoslavia, the US joint chiefs of staff practiced and honed its “dog fight” strategy in many countries This consists of killing members of the majority community, and also members of minorities, then placing the blame on each of them back-to-back until everyone is sure they are in mortal danger. This is the way Washington caused the civil war in Yugoslavia as well as recently in Ukraine. 
The French would do well to remember also that it is not they who took the initiative in the fight against the jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq. To date, moreover, none of them has committed any attack in France, where the case of Mehdi Nemmouche is not that of a lone terrorist, but of an agent tasked with executing two Mossad agents in Brussels  . It was Washington who, on February 6, 2014, convened the interior ministers of Germany, the US, France (Mr. Valls was represented), Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom in order to make the return of European jihadists a matter of national security.  It was only after this meeting that the French press addressed this issue, and that the authorities began to react.
John Kerry spoke in French for the first time to send a message to the French. He denounced an attack against freedom of expression (while his country since 1995 has continued to bomb and destroy the television stations that were dissing him in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) and celebrated the struggle against obscurantism.
We do not know who sponsored this professional operation against Charlie Hebdo, but we should not allow ourselves to be swept up. We should consider all assumptions and admit that at this stage, its most likely purpose is to divide us; and its sponsors are most likely in Washington.
POSTED JANUARY 12, 2015
QUI BONO: WHO BENEFITS?
In the face of the continuing international side show from France, we need to take a step back, remove emotional responses and ask a key question used in all criminal investigations. Who benefits? In every crime there has to be a motive. Whether it be for money or love or revenge or hatred, there is always a perception of profit on the part of the perpetrator(s).
First, let's look at those who are gaining from the killings in Paris. 1) The French government: As a result of this, the government can now take away freedoms from their residents, get more money for security and maybe even restore the popularity of François Hollande. 2) The U.S. government: The benefits are as the same as the French government. 3) Weapons manufacturers: Those who make military weapons will now be supplying more to military and police forces. 3) NATO: They can now “piggyback” on this event and increase their power and budget. 4) Israel: They can now shut down recognition of the Palestinians, stop the war crimes charges, increase their financial and military aid and continue to get western nations to pusue the wars on all the nations Israel hates.
Who doesn't benefit? 1) Muslims: If it can be established that all Moslems are terrorists, it will be open season on 1 ½ billion Muslims. 2) ISIS (Al-Qaeda, Koresan, the Taliban) Any movement, regardless of their intentions, needs recruits and support from average people. Killing innocent civilians while accomplishing no military purpose is stupid and rally's opposition.
After looking at those who benefit and those who don't, one can conclude that those in charge in Paris, Washington, Televiv and Brussels are delighted, while those who are Muslim, are not.
Bruce New World Order News
January 12, 2015 1:57 pm EST
A few shooters pave way for full-on martial law in France
By Shepard Ambellas
FRANCE (INTELLIHUB) — Like a scene out of Nazi Germany, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced Tuesday that 10,000 Army troops will be deployed into the streets to secure “sensitive points” in wake of the recent shooting attacks which left 17 dead.
Never before in history have troops been deployed in France to such magnitude, as a few bad apples are now to blame for ushering in a new wave of tyranny into the country.
Reports say that nearly 5,000 of the 10,000 troops will be deployed to Frances “Jewish schools” and synagogues and neighborhoods.
All of this comes following a hole in security as two of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ shooters were on a no-fly list and were already flagged by authorities before the attacks, begging the question: Did France allow the attacks to happen to ascertain martial law?
Although accomplices of the attack are said to be on the loose most would agree that deploying 10,000 troops onto the streets is a drastic measure, further stripping freedom from French citizens who have just encountered their very own version of the 9/11 narrative.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian further expressed his concern Tuesday saying that he fears the “barbaric” acts may continue.
Additionally it’s not yet known why so many troops are being deployed onto French soil as the number of accomplices to the attacks are virtually unknown at this time, but likely only add up to a few in number. Now some are wondering why the deployment is so massive, worrying that a massive event may be looming on the horizon, known by French security, not yet announced to the public.
The highest level of terror alert currently remains in effect during what is being called a “national security crisis”, allowing the French government to operate with impunity inside French borders.
Residents of France prefer to “live freely” but appreciate the “soldiers” presence after the media hyped the fear to a whole new level, according to reports.
Over the past few days the mainstream news media has been fixated on the ongoing saga in France. All of the information coming out of France is from press releases from the French government. On Wednesday, I posted my skepticism regarding these reports due to the past history of chronic lying from government sources.
So now on Friday, the event appears to have ended. This morning, mainstream news was covering French police and military surrounding 2 brothers believed to have committed the killings in Paris on Wednesday. I told my wife, the police will kill those brothers. Now I have no problem with capital punishment. I prefer it to be after a trial and a verdict, but sometimes killing suspects can't be avoided. Never-the-less it is hard for me to believe 100's of well armed police and military needed to kill these 2 brothers.
There have been a lot of questions regarding the Wednesday incident. How do you shoot someone in the head with a rifle and get no blood? Where did the brothers get the military training? Where did the brothers get the weapons? How did they pay for them? Who assisted them? What was their motive? Did they do it? All good questions that many of us would like to ask them ----except they're dead.
Bruce New World Order News
Paris Suspects Killed As Police End Stand-Off
The brothers' hostage is free after the pair come out firing as the siege reaches a deadly conclusion at the warehouse near Paris.
19:55, UK, Friday 09 January 2015
The two brothers suspected of massacring staff at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris have been killed and their hostage freed.
Gunshots and explosions were heard at the Dammartin-en-Goele warehouse, where brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi had been holed up with a 26-year-old male hostage for hours.
According to media reports in France, the brothers - who came out firing - have been killed and their hostage was freed safely.
Some reports claim he was hidden in a corner of the building and communicating with police.
A helicopter that had been hovering nearby landed on top of the building during the raid.
Video: Gunfire And Explosions At Siege
Sky's Ian Woods, who is on the scene, said: "There were several bursts of gunfire that lasted about 10 seconds. Since then we've heard four or five explosions."
There was then around a minute of silence, followed by further explosions.
Several ambulances were then seen travelling at speed in the area of the factory complex following the explosions, close to the outskirts of Paris and near to Charles De Gaulle airport.
Minutes before the Dammartin-en-Goele operation, dozens of workers who had been trapped on the industrial estate next to the stand-off were seen leaving the area in their cars, accompanied by a police escort.
Gallery: From Car Chase To Last Stand
This was followed by a number of cars heading in the other directions towards the factory, filled with individuals wearing balaclavas.
The Kouachi brothers had been surrounded at the print works by special forces officers for several hours.
They took refuge in the building with a hostage after being forced off the road into Paris by a police roadblock.
Earlier in the day they broke cover from an area northeast of the capital and stole a car, before heading towards Paris.
A police chase took place and they were forced off the road close to the city's outskirts.
POSTED JANUARY 8, 2015
AND NOW SHE'S DEAD
A few days ago I promised to followup on the consequences of taking this year's flu vaccine. I expressed my frustration on the zombielike obedience to our government masters in taking various vaccines. I predicted that more will die as people roll up their sleeves and the sleeves of their children in succumbing to the intimidation of doctors, schools and government facilities.
So here we are. The subject video covers the tragic death of a healthy 3 year old girl in Iowa after taking the flu vaccine. The hospital where she was taken said she died of complications from 2 different kinds of flu. Both of these flu's were covered in the vaccine.
So now she's dead and a family is devastated. It's too late for them, but if you or someone you know is still considering this vaccine, please view the video. Sadly, I expect I'll be making more reports like this in the future.
Once again the medical industrial complex is pushing the flu scare to new heights. Unfortunately parents, the elderly, and the ignorant, will roll up the sleeves of themselves and their children to inject this toxic cocktail into their bodies. Every year infowars.com is forced to keep account of the victims who are dead or debilitated by the flu shot. Leave it to the main stream media to run cover for the eugenics mafia and not ask the obvious hard questions of the designed side effects to this deadly shot. RIP victims of the New World Order.
In the distant past, if the government told us something happened, almost all of us would believe them. When the mainstream press did in depth reports on issues of the day, we trusted them. That day has long passed.
Today in France, armed gunmen attacked a newspaper which had ridiculed Islam in the past. The story goes on to describe masked gunmen shouting in Arabic, but speaking perfect French. It was reported that a group in Yemen has taken credit for the attack. Within the past hour French authorities claim to have identified the attackers.
Here's the problem. Those who are reporting the incident, have been caught lying over and over again. Maybe this time they are telling the truth, but based on past incidents, they probably are lying about his too. I don't know who did this. I do know before I accept their story, I have to be convinced 10 different ways by independent sources. I'll continue to cover this as more information becomes available.
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Paris Charlie Hebdo attack has at least 3 NATO Operation Gladio signatures
Paris Charlie Hebdo attack has at least 3 NATO Operation Gladio signatures
Also of course on the question of free speech vs. hate crimes – would we be happy for Charlie Hebdo to lampoon Jewish people and gypsies as the Nazis did?
The whole point of satire it sees to me is to ring down the powerful – not the product of NATO’s Operation Cyclone and those Syrian and Libyan ‘rebels’ indoctrinated by Saudi Arabian Wahabi cash and trained by NATO special forces.
3. Finally the political shock effect of killing police officers. Armed anti terror police were notable by their absence. Instead poor unarmed gendarmes were sent to tackle the gunmen.
As happened in Vielsalm in Belgium in the successful attempt to stop the Belgian government voting to remove US cruise missiles from Belgium.
Most of the police service, as in the Gladio attacks on Belgian police, don’t understand the way these special ops work: Secretly signed off at the highest levels of National intelligence services and Prime Ministers. Then coordinated through ‘private’ networks of private military companies like Blackwater/XE and retired intelligence officers such as the Swiss based ‘Club De Berne’.
‘Their language skills were not much use: the objective was the police station in the sleepy southern Belgian town of Vielsalm and none of the Marines spoke French. If they had, they could have saved one man’s life and another man’s eye.
The object of the exercise had been twofold: to jolt the local Belgian police into a higher state of alert and, no less important, to give the impression to the population at large that the comfortable and well-fed Kingdom of Belgium was on the brink of red revolution. Guns used in the operation were later planted by a shadowy Belgian intelligence outfit in the Brussels squat used by a Communist splinter group. http://www.cambridgeclarion.org/press_cuttings/gladio_obs_7jun1992.html
If this is the case today’s gunmen would either have been French fascist ex or serving special forces or ISIS fighters trained by them in Turkey or Jordan.’
POSTED JANUARY 6, 2015
2015: YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE
In the subject video, economist, Peter Schiff, covers the dropping oil prices, the U.S. stock market plunge and the imminent economic collapse. It looks like this year is the year when our luck runs out. No, I don't see a night and day collapse, but I do see an acceleration in America's slide into depression.
We already are seeing in increase in poverty nationwide as well as more than 50% of working age Americans not working. The signs are all there. What is sickening, is the never ending propaganda from outlets like CNBC. Just like the story about the “King's New Clothes”, there has to be a time when people just stop listening to all the B.S.
Of course, it is to my benefit to have the U.S. explode into a new prosperity. I would also like to be 30 years younger and own mansions around the world. I don't expect any of those to happen.
And now she's dead --- from the flu. The subject article and video covers the growing scandal surrounding the flu vaccine and the epidemic of flu this year. The CDC already admits this year's vaccine is ineffective. No, they don't go so far as to say it's dangerous, but it is.
The subject article refers to a study showing those getting the flu vaccine are 5+ times more likely to get the flu than those who don't. Never mind that. Hospitals, medical facilities and other institutions controlled by the pharmaceutical companies require employees and attendees to get the vaccine. Too bad for Kristie Green, the 37 year old medical student who was forced to vaccinate. She won't have to worry about getting a job in the medical field after graduation as she is dead.
I don't know what more people have to see. Even a little bit of research should scare the daylights out of anyone. Oh well. As I write this, there are thousands rolling up their sleeves and those of their children. I'll cover this more in the future and let you know how many more have died.
Could the Ineffective Flu Shot be Causing More Severe Flu Outbreaks, Including Death
Fox 4 News in Kansas City reports this year’s flu season is seeing more patients hospitalized than they have seen “in years.” One 37 year old woman died from the flu even though she received the flu vaccine. Source.
But what if the flu shot itself is part of the problem? Is it possible that the financial investment in stockpiling flu vaccines each year creates a conflict of interest in this public health message encouraging everyone to get their flu shots, even when it is not a good match for the strains of flu currently making people sick? Could the flu shot itself be making people sick, and even causing deaths?
37 Year Old “Healthy” Woman Dies from Flu, Even Though She Received the Flu Shot
Fox 4 News in Kansas City recently reported the story of a local woman who died from flu complications just after her 37th birthday. Her family reports that she was healthy, and that she was required to receive the flu shot because she was a nursing student. Here is the report:
Marcella Piper-Terry of VaxTruth has reported about two other tragic deaths caused by the flu in two young girls who also received the flu shot this year:
Ayzlee McCarthy, 3, was buried New Year’s Day in Elk Horn… she died Monday morning at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines not even 72 hours after she started showing flu like symptoms.
Amber Gray wasa healthy typical 14-year-old girl which makes what happens to her that much more shocking.
Ayzlee, Amber, and Kristie had two things in common. They all got this year’s flu shot. They all were diagnosed with Type A Influenza, which is one of the Influenza strains contained each year in the flu shot, regardless of which version is given. Influenza Type B is also contained in yearly flu shots. Ayzlee was diagnosed with both Type A and Type B Influenza. Because of her age, it is likely that Ayzlee received the Flu Mist vaccine – a live virus vaccine. We do not know for sure which vaccines they received. All we know is that each of these formerly healthy, vibrant individuals got the flu shot. They (or their parents) thought they were protected and now they are gone. (Source.)
According to Government Reports Many People are Injured or Die from the Flu Shot Every Year
Sadly, the public is never warned by the government or the mainstream media about just how deadly the flu vaccine actually is. Manufacturers of the flu vaccine are protected by law from being sued by anyone who is injured or killed by the flu vaccine. Therefore, it is a very costly and lengthy process to sue the U.S. Government and try to receive compensation for flu vaccine damages which are paid out of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, which is funded by taxes paid on vaccines, and has now grown to about $3.5 BILLION. (See: GAO Report on Vaccine Court Reveals Vaccine Injured Victims Not Being Helped.)
However, a review of the quarterly reports issued by the Department of Justice showing cases in which the government has paid out damages for vaccine injuries and deaths clearly shows that the majority of cases are awarded to flu vaccine victims. This information is never published in the mainstream media, but Health Impact News publishes it. You can read the most recent report from December 2014 in which the government paid out damages to 80 people who were injured or killed by the flu vaccine: Government Pays Compensation to 80 Flu Vaccine Injuries and Deaths. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is the most common side effect and injury due to the flu vaccination.
Can the Flu Vaccine Make the Flu Even Worse?
This is one question you will never see addressed by medical authorities is the U.S. or the mainstream media. Outside of the U.S., however, this question has been asked and studied, and it has also been studied by researchers within the U.S.
This phenomenon in which the flu vaccine can actually make the flu worse was originally observed as widespread in Canada during the 2008-2009 flu season. Researchers studied the issue for the next couple of years and concluded that the flu vaccine did in fact increase the severity of flu symptoms among those who were vaccinated (see: Study finds flu shot really did make people sicker.)
In 2013, a study conducted by microbiologist Dr. Hana Golding of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at Bethesda in Maryland showed that pigs vaccinated against one strain of influenza were worse off if subsequently infected by a related strain of the virus (see: Vaccination may make flu worse if exposed to a second strain.)
- See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/could-the-ineffective-flu-shot-be-causing-more-severe-flu-outbreaks-including-deaths/#sthash.XnJeuIFt.dpuf
POSTED JANUARY 2, 2015
OVER 1,000 KILLED IN WAR LAST YEAR
No, not the war in Iraq or Syria or Afghanistan or anywhere else outside the U.S. This is the number of those killed in the U.S. by police. The subject article covers this issue along with the FBI's attempt to report only a fraction of those actually killed by police.
Just today, there is a story about a man who was shot by police as he returned a cat to the animal shelter. Every day, there are at least 3 people killed by police. Just like every person killed by drones overseas is automatically a terrorist, every person killed by police automatically deserved it. If fact investigations of those killed by the FBI justified every single killing.
So it is a war, but not against Al-Qaeda or the Taliban. No, it's a war on the American people. Police have their training and it advises police to shoot first and ask questions later if they think they're in danger.
Another year has come to an end, which means another set of Unified Crime Reports (UCR) will be published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The reports are supposed to be the most authoritative set of data on crime in the US.
As has become the habit with most federal documents, the numbers are cooked. They could have honestly just made them up. In 2013, the FBI reported that there were 461 people killed by cops in the US.
461 seems to be a fairly good number. It fits with the estimates of 500 per year that most believe to be accurate. The problem is that the actual number of people killed by cops in 2013 is much higher.
On May 1st, 2013 activists began keeping track of
Corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method.
Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.
Even though they missed the first four months of the year, they logged over 763 people killed by cops from May until the year’s end.
The results can be found here, complete with links to the stories about the individual killings.
2013 wasn’t an exceptionally high year. The website catalogs over 1000 people killed by police in 2014. The UCR has never reported anything even remotely close to this number.
Readers are left with choosing from three options:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, an agency known for investigating things, simply can't count up news reports of people killed by cops.
The FBI has set the criteria for inclusion in the report so narrowly that more than half of those people killed by cops just don’t make the cut.
The FBI is intentionally lying about the number of people killed.
The answer is a combination of all three.
The FBI has no desire to publicize the number of people killed by cops. After all, this is the same government entity that has shot 150 people, and cleared themselves in every single case. Even in the case that resulted in US taxpayers having to fork over $1.3 million to the victim of an FBI shooting, it was deemed justified. If the government wanted to disclose accurate numbers, they could. It isn’t difficult. Apparently, literacy is not a requirement to work for the FBI because they certainly aren’t reading the papers.
The criteria is exceedingly narrow and vague all at the same time. To be included, the case must involve a justifiable homicide of a felon by a law enforcement officer while on duty. So when cops kill someone for selling loose cigarettes, it isn’t included because it’s a misdemeanor. When a cop guns down an unarmed kid in a Wal-Mart, it isn’t included because there was no crime being committed by the suspect. When an off-duty cop flips out and shoots a woman in the head because he didn’t like her driving, it isn’t included.
In other words, the report intentionally leaves out the cases most likely to be unjustified. People shot for committing petty crimes aren’t included, and those who were shot for committing no crime are not included.
The report is predetermined to only include good, old-fashioned, bad guys that were shot and killed by a cop wearing a white hat before he rode off into the sunset with Miss Kitty while his still-smoking peacemaker hung at his hip.
Given that the FBI has found a way to intentionally filter out cases, and has made no effort to reconcile their report with the facts, it must be concluded that they are intentionally lying to the American public and to the policy makers who rely on this data to make decisions.
If the reader is in the mood to have news of a killing by police hit their Facebook newsfeed about 3 times a day, the Killed by Police Facebook page posts incidents in real time as they are discovered.
Before you send your son or daughter to fight in another war or before you yourself go to fight another war for “freedom” or before you rise to your feet to applaud anyone who wears a U.S. military uniform or before you sing a patriotic song, you need to read this expose'.
As one studies history it becomes obvious that the common denominator in all large wars is money. No, not for you. It's for the international bankers. Just yesterday, the head of the IMF, (a group of international bankers) said they will give the thugs ruling Ukraine a big pile of money if they'll go out and kill their own citizens. Today, dozens of Ukraine citizens are dead.
"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for this world would be a happier and better world to live in. But if you wish to remain slaves of the Bankers and pay for the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp, President of the Bank of England in the 1920s, the second richest man in Britain
I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations. There is ample precedent for this.
The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III's Currency act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business only using printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interest.
"The bank hath benefit of interest on all moneys which it creates out of nothing." -- William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England in 1694
After the revolution, the new United States adopted a radically different economic system in which the government issued its own value-based money, so that private banks like the Bank of England were not siphoning off the wealth of the people through interest-bearing bank notes.
Following the revolution, the US Government actually took steps to keep the bankers out of the new government!
"Any person holding any office or any stock in any institution in the nature of a bank for issuing or discounting bills or notes payable to bearer or order, cannot be a member of the House whilst he holds such office or stock." -- Third Congress of the United States Senate, 23rd of December, 1793, signed by the President, George Washington
But bankers are nothing if not dedicated to their schemes to acquire your wealth, and know full well how easy it is to corrupt a nation's leaders. Just one year after Mayer Amschel Rothschild had uttered his infamous "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws", the bankers succeeded in setting up a new Private Central Bank called the First Bank of the United States, largely through the efforts of the Rothschild's chief US supporter, Alexander Hamilton. Founded in 1791, by the end of its twenty year charter the First Bank of the United States had almost ruined the nation's economy, while enriching the bankers. Congress refused to renew the charter and signaled their intention to go back to a state issued value based currency on which the people paid no interest at all to any banker. This resulted in a threat from Nathan Mayer Rothschild against the US Government, "Either the application for renewal of the charter is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war." Congress still refused to renew the charter for the First Bank of the United States, whereupon Nathan Mayer Rothschild railed, "Teach those impudent Americans a lesson! Bring them back to colonial status!" The British Prime Minister at the time, Spencer Perceval was adamently opposed to war with the United States, primarily because the majority of England's military might was occupied with the ongoing Napoleonic wars. Spencer Perceval was concerned that Britain might not prevail in a new American war, a concern shared by many in the British government. Then, Spencer Perceval was assassinated (the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated in office) and replaced by Robert Banks Jenkinson, the 2nd Earl of Liverpool, who was fully supportive of a war to recapture the colonies.
Once again the nation was plunged into debt, unemployment, and poverty by the predations of the private central bank, and in 1832 Andrew Jackson successfully campaigned for his second term as President under the slogan, "Jackson And No Bank!" True to his word, Jackson succeeds in blocking the renewal of the charter for the Second Bank of the United States.
"Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!" -- Andrew Jackson, shortly before ending the charter of the Second Bank of the United States. From the original minutes of the Philadelphia committee of citizens sent to meet with President Jackson (February 1834), according to Andrew Jackson and the Bank of the United States (1928) by Stan V. Henkels
Shortly after President Jackson (the only American President to actually pay off the National Debt) ended the Second Bank of the United States, there was an attempted assassination which failed when both pistols used by the assassin, Richard Lawrence, failed to fire. Lawrence later said that with Jackson dead, "Money would be more plenty."
President Zachary Taylor opposed the creation of a new Private Central Bank, owing to the historical abuses of the First and Second Banks of the United States.
"The idea of a national bank is dead, and will not be revived in my time." -- Zachary Taylor
Taylor died on July 9, 1850 after eating a bowl of cherries and milk rumored to have been poisoned. The symptoms h displayed are consistent with acute arsenic poisoning.
President James Buchanan also opposed a private central bank. During the panic of 1857 he attempted to set limits on banks issuing more loans than they had actual funds, and to require all issued bank notes to be backed by Federal Government assets. He was poisoned with arsenic and survived, although 38 other people at the dinner died.
Of course, the public school system is as subservient to the bankers' wishes to keep certain history from you, just as the corporate media is subservient to Monsanto's wishes to keep the dangers of GMOs from you, and the global warming cult's wishes to conceal from you that the Earth has actually been cooling for the last 16 years. Thus is should come as little surprise that much of the real reasons for the events of the Civil War are not well known to the average American.
"The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." -- The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863
When the Confederacy seceded from the United States, the bankers once again saw the opportunity for a rich harvest of debt, and offered to fund Lincoln's efforts to bring the south back into the union, but at 30% interest. Lincoln remarked that he would not free the black man by enslaving the white man to the bankers and using his authority as President, issued a new government currency, the greenback. This was a direct threat to the wealth and power of the central bankers, who quickly responded.
"Dear Sir: It is advisable to do all in your power to sustain such prominent daily and weekly newspapers... as will oppose the issuing of greenback paper money, and that you also withhold patronage or favors from all applicants who are not willing to oppose the Government issue of money. Let the Government issue the coin and the banks issue the paper money of the country... [T]o restore to circulation the Government issue of money, will be to provide the people with money, and will therefore seriously affect your individual profit as bankers and lenders." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler
"It will not do to allow the greenback, as it is called, to circulate as money any length of time, as we cannot control that." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler
"Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power, and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care for the laborer, while the European plan, led on by England, is for capital to control labor by controlling the wages. THIS CAN BE DONE BY CONTROLLING THE MONEY." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler
Goaded by the private bankers, much of Europe supported the Confederacy against the Union, with the expectation that victory over Lincoln would mean the end of the Greenback. France and Britain considered an outright attack on the United States to aid the confederacy, but were held at bay by Russia, which had just ended the serfdom system and had a state central bank similar to the system the United States had been founded on. Left free of European intervention, the Union won the war, and Lincoln announced his intention to go on issuing greenbacks. Following Lincoln's assassination, the Greenbacks were pulled from circulation and the American people forced to go back to an economy based on bank notes borrowed at interest from the private bankers. Tsar Alexander II, who authorized Russian militarey assistance to Lincoln, was subsequently the victim of multiple attempts on his life in 1866, 1879, and 1880, until his assassination in 1881.
James A. Garfield was elected President in 1880 on a platform of government control of the money supply.
"The chief duty of the National Government in connection with the currency of the country is to coin money and declare its value. Grave doubts have been entertained whether Congress is authorized by the Constitution to make any form of paper money legal tender. The present issue of United States notes has been sustained by the necessities of war; but such paper should depend for its value and currency upon its convenience in use and its prompt redemption in coin at the will of the holder, and not upon its compulsory circulation. These notes are not money, but promises to pay money. If the holders demand it, the promise should be kept. -- James Garfield
"By the experience of commercial nations in all ages it has been found that gold and silver afford the only safe foundation for a monetary system. Confusion has recently been created by variations in the relative value of the two metals, but I confidently believe that arrangements can be made between the leading commercial nations which will secure the general use of both metals. Congress should provide that the compulsory coinage of silver now required by law may not disturb our monetary system by driving either metal out of circulation. If possible, such an adjustment should be made that the purchasing power of every coined dollar will be exactly equal to its debt-paying power in all the markets of the world. --James Garfield
"He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation. -- James Garfield
Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881 and died of his wounds several weeks later. Chester A. Arthur succeeded Garfield as President.
In 1896, William McKinley was elected President in the middle of a depression-driven debate over gold-backed government currency versus bank notes borrowed at interest from private banks. McKinley favored gold-backed currencies and a balanced government budget which would free the public from accumulating debt.
"Our financial system needs some revision; our money is all good now, but its value must not further be threatened. It should all be put upon an enduring basis, not subject to easy attack, nor its stability to doubt or dispute. Our currency should continue under the supervision of the Government. The several forms of our paper money offer, in my judgment, a constant embarrassment to the Government and a safe balance in the Treasury." -- William McKinley
McKinley was shot by an out-of-work anarchist on September 14, 1901, in Buffalo, NY, succumbing to his wounds a few days later. He was suceeded in office by Theodore Roosevelt.
"When you or I write a check, there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover the check; but when the Federal Reserve writes a check, there is no bank deposit on which that check is drawn. When the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money." -- From the Boston Federal Reserve Bank pamphlet, "Putting it Simply."
"Neither paper currency nor deposits have value as commodities. Intrinsically, a 'dollar' bill is just a piece of paper. Deposits are merely book entries." -- "Modern Money Mechanics Workbook" � Federal Reserve of Chicago, 1975
"I am afraid the ordinary citizen will not like to be told that the banks can and do create money. And they who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of Governments and hold in the hollow of their hand the destiny of the people." -- Reginald McKenna, as Chairman of the Midland Bank, addressing stockholders in 1924
"States, most especially the large hegemonic ones, such as the United States and Great Britain, are controlled by the international central banking system, working through secret agreements at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and operating through national central banks (such as the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve)... The same international banking cartel that controls the United States today previously controlled Great Britain and held it up as the international hegemon. When the British order faded, and was replaced by the United States, the US ran the global economy. However, the same interests are served. States will be used and discarded at will by the international banking cartel; they are simply tools." -- Andrew Gavin Marshall
Later that same year, and apparently unwilling to risk another questionable amendment, Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act over Christmas holiday 1913, while members of Congress opposed to the measure were at home. This was a very underhanded deal, as the Constitution explicitly vests Congress with the authority to issue the public currency, does not authorize its delegation, and thus should have required a new Amendment to transfer that authority to a private bank. But pass it Congress did, and President Woodrow Wilson signed it as he promised the bankers he would in exchange for generous campaign contributions. Wilson later regretted that decision.
The next year, World War One started, and it is important to remember that prior to the creation of the Federal Reserve, there was no such thing as a world war.
World War One started between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, but quickly shifted to focus on Germany, whose industrial capacity was seen as an economic threat to Great Britain, who saw the decline of the British Pound as a result of too much emphasis on financial activity to the neglect of agriculture, industrial development, and infrastructure (not unlike the present day United States). Although pre-war Germany had a private central bank, it was heavily restricted and inflation kept to reasonable levels. Under government control, investment was guaranteed to internal economic development, and Germany was seen as a major power. So, in the media of the day, Germany was portrayed as the prime opponent of World War One, and not just defeated, but its industrial base flattened. Following the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was ordered to pay the war costs of all the participating nations, even though Germany had not actually started the war. This amounted to three times the value of all of Germany itself. Germany's private central bank, to whom Germany had gone deeply into debt to pay the costs of the war, broke free of government control, and massive inflation followed (mostly triggered by currency speculators) , permanently trapping the German people in endless debt.
When the Weimar Republic collapsed economically, it opened the door for the National Socialists to take power. Their first financial move was to issue their own state currency which was not borrowed from private central bankers. Freed from having to pay interest on the money in circulation, Germany blossomed and quickly began to rebuild its industry. The media called it "The German Miracle". TIME magazine lionized Hitler for the amazing improvement in life for the German people and the explosion of German industry, and even named him TIME Magazine's Man Of The Year in 1938.
Once again, Germany's industrial output became a threat to Great Britain.
"Should Germany merchandise (do business) again in the next 50 years we have led this war (WW1) in vain." - Winston Churchill in The Times (1919)
"We will force this war upon Hitler, if he wants it or not." - Winston Churchill (1936 broadcast)
"Germany becomes too powerful. We have to crush it." - Winston Churchill (November 1936 speaking to US - General Robert E. Wood)
"This war is an English war and its goal is the destruction of Germany." - Winston Churchill (- Autumn 1939 broadcast)
Germany's state-issued value based currency was also a direct threat to the wealth and power of the private central banks, and as early as 1933 they started to organize a global boycott against Germany to strangle this upstart ruler who thought he could break free of private central bankers!
As had been the case in World War One, Great Britain and other nations threatened by Germany's economic power looked for an excuse to go to war, and as public anger in Germany grew over the boycott, Hitler foolishly gave them that excuse. Years later, in a spirit of candor, the real reasons for that war were made clear.
"The war wasn't only about abolishing fascism, but to conquer sales markets. We could have, if we had intended so, prevented this war from breaking out without doing one shot, but we didn't want to."- Winston Churchill to Truman (Fultun, USA March 1946)
"Germany's unforgivable crime before WW2 was its attempt to loosen its economy out of the world trade system and to build up an independent exchange system from which the world-finance couldn't profit anymore. ...We butchered the wrong pig." -Winston Churchill (The Second World War - Bern, 1960)
As a side note, we need to step back before WW2 and recall Marine Major General Smedley Butler. In 1933, Wall Street bankers and financiers had bankrolled the successful coups by both Hitler and Mussolini. Brown Brothers Harriman in New York was financing Hitler right up to the day war was declared with Germany. And they decided that a fascist dictatorship in the United States based on the one on Italy would be far better for their business interests than Roosevelt's "New Deal" which threatened massive wealth re-distribution to recapitalize the working and middle class of America. So the Wall Street tycoons recruited General Butler to lead the overthrow of the US Government and install a "Secretary of General Affairs" who would be answerable to Wall Street and not the people, would crush social unrest and shut down all labor unions. General Butler pretended to go along with the scheme but then exposed the plot to Congress. Congress, then as now in the pocket of the Wall Street bankers, refused to act. When Roosevelt learned of the planned coup he demanded the arrest of the plotters, but the plotters simply reminded Roosevelt that if any one of them were sent to prison, their friends on Wall Street would deliberatly collapse the still-fragile economy and blame Roosevelt for it. Roosevelt was thus unable to act until the start of WW2, at which time he prosecuted many of the plotters under the Trading With The Enemy act. The Congressional minutes into the coup were finally released in 1967 and became the inspiration for the movie, "Seven Days in May" but with the true financial villains erased from the script.
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service as a member of our country's most agile military force -- the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent more of my time being a high--class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. "I suspected I was just a part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service. Thus I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that the Standard Oil went its way unmolested. During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals and promotion. Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. I operated on three continents." -- General Smedley Butler, former US Marine Corps Commandant,1935
As President, John F. Kennedy understood the predatory nature of private central banking. He understood why Andrew Jackson fought so hard to end the Second Bank of the United States. So Kennedy wrote and signed Executive Order 11110 which ordered the US Treasury to issue a new public currency, the United States Note.
Kennedy's United States Notes were not borrowed form the Federal Reserve but created by the US Government and backed by the silver stockpiles held by the US Government. It represented a return to the system of economics the United States had been founded on, and was perfectly legal for Kennedy to do. All told, some four and one half billion dollars went into public circulation, eroding interest payments to the Federal Reserve and loosening their control over the nation. Five months later John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas, and the United States Notes pulled from circulation and destroyed (except for samples held by collectors). John J. McCloy, President of the Chase Manhattan Bank, and President of the World Bank, was named to the Warren Commission, presumably to make certain the banking dimensions behind the assassination were concealed from the public.
As we enter the eleventh year of what future history will most certainly describe as World War Three, we need to examine the financial dimensions behind the wars.
Towards the end of World War Two, when it became obvious that the allies were going to win and dictate the post war environment, the major world economic powers met at Bretton Woods, a luxury resort in New Hampshire in July of 1944, and hammered out the Bretton Woods agreement for international finance. The British Pound lost its position as the global trade and reserve currency to the US dollar (part of the price demanded by Roosevelt in exchange for the US entry into the war). Absent the economic advantages of being the world's "go-to" currency, Britain was forced to nationalize the Bank of England in 1946. The Bretton Woods agreement, ratified in 1945, in addition to making the dollar the global reserve and trade currency, obligated the signatory nations to tie their currencies to the dollar. The nations that ratified Bretton Woods did so on two conditions. The first was that the Federal Reserve would refrain from over-printing the dollar as a means to loot real products and produce from other nations in exchange for ink and paper; basically an imperial tax. That assurance was backed up by the second requirement, which was that the US dollar would always be convertible to gold at $35 per ounce.
Of course, the Federal Reserve, being a private bank and not answerable to the US Government, did start overprinting paper dollars, and much of the perceived prosperity of the 1950s and 1960s was the result of foreign nations' obligations to accept the paper notes as being worth gold at the rate of $35 an ounce. Then in 1970, France looked at the huge pile of paper notes sitting in their vaults, for which real French products like wine and cheese had been traded, and notified the United States government that they would exercise their option under Bretton Woods to return the paper notes for gold at the $35 per ounce exchange rate. Of course, the United States had nowhere near the gold to redeem the paper notes, so on August 15th, 1971, Richard Nixon "temporarily" suspended the gold convertibility of the US Federal Reserve Notes. This "Nixon shock" effectively ended Bretton Woods and many global currencies started to delink from the US dollar. Worse, since the United States had collateralized their loans with the nation's gold reserves, it quickly became apparent that the US Government did not in fact have enough gold to cover the outstanding debts. Foreign nations began to get very nervous about their loans to the US and understandably were reluctant to loan any additional money to the United States without some form of collateral. So Richard Nixon started the environmental movement, with the EPA and its various programs such as "wilderness zones", Roadless areas", Heritage rivers", "Wetlands", all of which took vast areas of public lands and made them off limits to the American people who were technically the owners of those lands. But Nixon had little concern for the environment and the real purpose of this land grab under the guise of the environment was to pledge those pristine lands and their vast mineral resources as collateral on the national debt. The plethora of different programs was simply to conceal the true scale of how much American land was being pledged to foreign lenders as collateral on the government's debts; eventually almost 25% of the nation itself.
With open lands for collateral already in short supply, the US Government embarked on a new program to shore up sagging international demand for the dollar. The United States approached the world's oil producing nations, mostly in the Middle East, and offered them a deal. In exchange for only selling their oil for dollars, the United States would guarantee the military safety of those oil-rich nations. The oil rich nations would agree to spend and invest their US paper dollars inside the United States, in particular in US Treasury Bonds, redeemable through future generations of US taxpayers. The concept was labeled the "petrodollar". In effect, the US, no longer able to back the dollar with gold, was now backing it with oil. Other peoples' oil. And that necessity to keep control over those oil nations to prop up the dollar has shaped America's foreign policy in the region ever since.
But as America's manufacturing and agriculture has declined, the oil producing nations faced a dilemma. Those piles of US Federal Reserve notes were not able to purchase much from the United States because the United States had little (other than real estate) anyone wanted to buy. Europe's cars and aircraft were superior and less costly, while experiments with GMO food crops led to nations refusing to buy US food exports. Israel's constant belligerence against its neighbors caused them to wonder if the US could actually keep their end of the petrodollar arrangement. Oil producing nations started to talk of selling their oil for whatever currency the purchasers chose to use. Iraq, already hostile to the United States following Desert Storm, demanded the right to sell their oil for Euros in 2000 and in 2002, the United Nations agreed to allow it under the "Oil for food" program instituted following Desert Storm. One year later the United States re-invaded Iraq, lynched Saddam Hussein, and placed Iraq's oil back on the world market only for US dollars.
The clear US policy shift following 9-11, away from being an impartial broker of peace in the Mideast to one of unquestioned support for Israel's aggressions only further eroded confidence in the Petrodollar deal and even more oil producing nations started openly talking of oil trade for other global currencies.
Over in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi had instituted a state-owned central bank and a value based trade currency, the Gold Dinar. Gaddafi announced that Libya's oil was for sale, but only for the Gold Dinar. Other African nations, seeing the rise of the Gold Dinar and the Euro, even as the US dollar continued its inflation-driven decline, flocked to the new Libyan currency for trade. This move had the potential to seriously undermine the global hegemony of the dollar. French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly went so far as to call Libya a “threat” to the financial security of the world. So, the United States invaded Libya, brutally murdered Qaddafi ( the object lesson of Saddam's lynching not being enough of a message, apparently), imposed a private central bank, and returned Libya's oil output to dollars only. The gold that was to have been made into the Gold Dinars is, as of last report, unaccounted for.
According to General Wesley Clark, the master plan for the "dollarification" of the world's oil nations included seven targets, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran (Venezuela, which dared to sell their oil to China for the Yuan, is a late addition). What is notable about the original seven nations originally targeted by the US is that none of them are members of the Bank for International Settlements, the private central bankers private central bank, located in Switzerland. This meant that these nations were deciding for themselves how to run their nations' economies, rather than submit to the international private banks.
Now the bankers' gun sights are on Iran, which dares to have a government central bank and sell their oil for whatever currency they choose. The war agenda is, as always, to force Iran's oil to be sold only for dollars and to force them to accept a privately owned central bank. Malaysia, one of the new nations without a Rothschild central bank, is now being invaded by a force claimed to be "Al Qaeda", and with the death of President Hugo Chavez, plans to impose a US and banker friendly regime on Venezuela are clearly being implemented.
The German government recently asked for the return of some of their gold bullion from the Bank of France and the New York Federal Reserve. France has said it will take 5 years to return Germany's gold. The United States has said they will need 8 years to return Germany's gold. This suggests strongly that the Bank of France and the NY Federal Reserve have used the deposited gold for other purposes, most likely to cover gold futures contracts used to artificially suppress the price of gold to keep investors in the equities markets, and the Central Banks are scrambling to find new gold to cover the shortfall and prevent a gold run. So it is inevitable that suddenly France invades Mali, ostensibly to combat Al Qaeda, with the US joining in. Mali just happens to be one of the world's largest gold producers with gold accounting for 80% of Mali exports. War for the bankers does not get more obvious than that!
Mexico has demanded a physical audit of their gold bullion stored at the Bank of England, and along with Venezuela's vast oil reserves (larger than Saudi Arabia), Venezuela's gold mines are a prize lusted after by all the Central Banks that played fast and loose with other peoples' gold bullion. So we can expect regime change if not outright invasion soon.
You have been raised by a public school system and media that constantly assures you that the reasons for all these wars and assassinations are many and varied. The US claims to bring democracy to the conquered lands (they haven't; the usual result of a US overthrow is the imposition of a dictatorship, such as the 1953 CIA overthrow of Iran's democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh and the imposition of the Shah, or the 1973 CIA overthrow of Chile's democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende, and the imposition of Augusto Pinochet), or to save a people from a cruel oppressor, revenge for 9-11, or that tired worn-out catch all excuse for invasion, weapons of mass destruction. Assassinations are always passed off as "crazed lone nuts" to obscure the real agenda.
The real agenda is simple. It is enslavement of the people by creation of a false sense of obligation. That obligation is false because the Private Central Banking system, by design, always creates more debt than money with which to pay that debt. Private Central Banking is not science, it is a religion; a set of arbitrary rules created to benefit the priesthood, meaning the owners of the Private Central Bank. The fraud persists, with often lethal results, because the people are tricked into believing that this is the way life is suppoed to be and no alternative exists or should be dreamt of. The same was true of two earlier systems of enslavement, Rule by Divine Right and Slavery, both systems built to trick people into obedience, and both now recognized by modern civilizatyion as illegitimate. Now we are entering a time in human history where we will recognize that rule by debt, or rule by Private Central Bankers issuing the public currency as a loan at interest, is equally illegitimate. It only works as long as people allow themselves to believe that this is the way life is supposed to be.
But understand this above all; Private Central Banks do not exist to serve the people, the community, or the nation. Private Central Banks exist to serve their owners, to make them rich beyond the dreams of Midas and all for the cost of ink, paper, and the right bribe to the right official.
Behind all these wars, all these assassinations, the hundred million horrible deaths from all the wars lies a single policy of dictatorship. The private central bankers allow rulers to rule only on the condition that the people of a nation be enslaved to the private central banks. Failing that, said ruler will be killed, and their nation invaded by those other nations enslaved to private central banks.
The so-called "clash of civilizations" we read about on the corporate media is really a war between banking systems, with the private central bankers forcing themselves onto the rest of the world, no matter how many millions must die for it. Indeed the constant hatemongering against Muslims lies in a simple fact. Like the ancient Christians (prior to the Knights Templars private banking system) , Muslims forbid usury, or the lending of money at interest. And that is the reason our government and media insist they must be killed or converted. They refuse to submit to currencies issued at interest. They refuse to be debt slaves.
So off to war your children must go, to spill their blood for the money-junkies' gold. We barely survived the last two world wars. In the nuclear/bioweapon age, are the private central bankers willing to risk incinerating the whole planet just to feed their greed?
This brings us to the current situation in the Ukraine.
The European Union had been courting the government of the Ukraine to merge with the EU, and more to the point, entangle their economy with the private-owned European Central Bank. The government of the Ukraine was considering the move, but had made no commitments. Part of their concern lay with the conditions in other EU nations enslaved to the ECB, notably Cyprus, Greece, Spain, and Italy. So they were properly cautious. Then Russia stepped in with a better deal and the Ukraine, exercising the basic choice all consumers have to choose the best product at the best price, dropped the EU and announced they were going to go with Russia's offer. It was at that point that agents provocateurs flooded into the Ukraine, covertly funded by intelligence agency fronts like CANVAS and USAID, stirring up trouble, while the western media proclaimed this was a popular revolution. Snipers shot at people and this violence was blamed on then-President Yanukovich. However a leaked recording of a phone call between the EU's Catherine Ashton and Estonia's Foreign Minister Urmas Paet confirmed the snipers were working for the overthrow plotters, not the Ukrainian government. Urmas Paet has confirmed the authenticity of that phone call.
This is a classic pattern of covert overthrow we have seen many times before. Since the end of WW2, the US has covertly tried to overthrow the governments of 56 nations, succeeding 25 times. Examples include the 1953 overthrow of Iran's elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh and the imposition of the Shah, the 1973 overthrow of Chile's elected government of Salvador Allende and the imposition of the Pinochet dictatorship, and of course, the current overthrow of Ukraine's elected government of Yanukovich and the imposition of the current unelected government, which is already gutting the Ukraine's wealth to hand to the western bankers.
Flag waving and propaganda aside, all modern wars are wars by and for the private bankers, fought and bled for by third parties unaware of the true reason they are expected to gracefully be killed and croppled for. The process is quite simple. As soon as the Private Central Bank issues its currency as a loan at interest, the public is forced deeper and deeper into debt. When the people are reluctant to borrow any more, that is when the Keynesian economists demand the government borrow more to keep the pyramid scheme working. When both the people and government refuse to borrow any more, that is when wars are started, to plunge everyone even deeper into debt to pay for the war, then after the war to borrow more to rebuild. When the war is over, the people have about the same as they did before the war, except the graveyards are far larger and everyone is in debt to the private bankers for the next century. This is why Brown Brothers Harriman in New York was funding the rise of Adolf Hitler.
As long as Private Central Banks are allowed to exist, inevitably as the night follows day there will be poverty, hopelessness, and millions of deaths in endless World Wars, until the Earth itself is sacrificed in flames to Mammon.
The path to true peace on Earth lies in the abolishment of all private central banking everywhere, and a return to the state-issued value-based currencies that allow nations and people to become prosperous.
"Banks do not have an obligation to promote the public good." -- Alexander Dielius, CEO, Germany, Austrian, Eastern Europe Goldman Sachs, 2010
"I am just a banker doing God's work." -- Lloyd Blankfein, CEO, Goldman Sachs, 2009
Once upon a time there were 19 bad men. Some were from Saudi Arabia, some were from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Egypt and one was from Lebanon. One day as they were wandering around Afghanistan, they went into a cave where the mean Osama was living. They all decided it would be fun if they would go to the U.S., learn how to fly Boeing 757′s, go to airports, get on 4 different planes, take them over and fly them into buildings, setting the buildings on fire, thus causing them to collapse. The wise and evil Osama agreed.
But there were problems. One said “how can we get into the U.S. since most of us are on terrorist watch lists”? The wise and evil Osama said, we will pray that Allah will cause those in charge in the U.S. to intervene and allow you into the U.S. Another said, “Since none of us know how to fly, how will we fly the 4, Boeing 757′s”? The wise and evil Osama said “you will go to the Pensacola Naval Air base and they will teach you how to fly a single engine plane”. “How will we take over the planes’? ” You will each carry a box cutter. Once you show the box cutter, then the several hundred passengers will cower in terror as you take over the planes”.
After they did as they were told and all of the pieces fell into place, they did, indeed take over 4, Boeing 757′s, only carrying box cutters. And after only becoming mildly proficient in flying small engine planes and not being able to perform any complex maneuvers, the pilots miraculously performed aerobatic maneuvers that not even the most experienced jet pilots are able to perform. After they had taken over these 4 planes, they were all allowed to fly these planes around Washington, D.C. and the entire east coast without any challenge from the U.S. military. The wise and evil Osama arranged for NORAD to run a drill at the exact same time, with the exact same scenario, calling for a complete stand down of the U.S. air defense.
Once they crashed their planes into buildings, more miracles happened. The jet fuel from 2 of the planes, normally burning at a maximum at 1800 degrees, magically heated up to almost 3000 degrees and melted not only the 47 steel columns in the core of the buildings, but all of the exterior steel as well. This was being done while people, braving the 3000 degree temperatures, still healthy and alive in the buildings, were begging for help at the blown out windows. Not even their clothes were burned. Then, as if by magic, first one, then the other skyscraper, fell down in 12 seconds.
Meanwhile, the wise and evil Osama had still more miracles planned. The third plane performed an impossible maneuver and crashed only a few feet above the ground into the Pentagon building. Even though the plane was 125 feet wide, it managed to slam into a wall of the building and leave only a 16 foot hole. Then the evil and wise Osama made that plane disappear without a trace of debris. He even managed to preserve a book and a wooden table without any burns right next to the exploding jet fuel. He then arranged for more than 40 cameras that recorded the crash to either malfunction or be taken by the authorities.
But the wise and evil Osama wasn’t through. The fourth plane was still flying around un opposed when brave passengers took over the plane. No, Osama didn’t explain why the brave passengers didn’t resist the evil man with the box cutter in the first place, but no matter. The wise and evil Osama then arranged for cell phone calls to be made from this jet liner flying at 500mph and cruising at 30,000 feet. This was indeed another miracle since this was never done before, nor since. Those brave passengers then decided not to try to fly the plane, they decided to crash it into a field. But the wise and evil Osama performed still another miracle. Even though the 4th plane crashed into a field, the plane’s debris was spread over 5 miles — almost as if the debris came from the sky above and not the ground below.
Oh, but the wise and evil Osama had one more trick up his sleeve. Back in the city, where 2 steel skyscrapers had collapsed in their own footprint due to fire, a third skyscraper in the area also had a moderate fire going in a couple of its’ floors. This time the evil and wise Osama would announce his next evil miracle. He caused both the BBC and CNN to announced that this 3rd building had collapsed due to fire, even though it would not collapse for another 23 minutes. Then it did collapse, but to show the evil Osama was not totally evil, he arranged for this building with fires almost totally out, to collapse in its’ own footprint, so not to damage the surrounding area.
There is a happy ending. All of the King’s soldiers and all of the King’s police and all of the King’s airport security officers and all of the King’s swat teams and all of the King’s stooges and all of the King’s dupes, lived happily ever after.
POSTED JULY 2, 2012
I have attempted over the past several months not to write this article. It's never easy to disappoint. It's never easy to admit defeat. It's never easy to invite criticism. In spite of all that, I am choosing to proceed.
Over the past several years I have posted news on a daily basis. Recently, I have expanded those posts to a new group, Planet Infowars. Both of these venues are very much preaching to the choir, with the hope that some will "wake up" and thus wake up others. I assume those who read these posts and participate in similar actions have the same goal. I have come to the conviction that this is not going to happen -- at least not enough, soon enough. I know this because I know what it takes to turn a nation from bad to good.
During the 1960's a generation set out to end an unjust war based on lies, end 400 years of racial discrimination and remove a corrupt President from office. All three were accomplished, mostly,if not completely. I know this because I was there. I joined thousands of military personnel in opposing the war in Vietnam. I had my life threatened and eventually spent time in Canada with 50,000 other American refugees. I participated in a civil rights demonstration while police with high powered rifles aimed at us were on roof tops across the street. I watched as 10's of thousands demonstrated against various government policies and the President himself. It wasn't me. It was us. We were there by the millions and we turned a nation from evil, albeit temporarily.
Today our battle is much greater. The enemies of this Republic are much stronger, while a new generation is much weaker. Yesterday, we could count on 10's of thousands in the streets. Today, we might get a few hundred. Every city, every college campus, every media outlet knew we were there. We never let them rest. Today, with 100 million more residents in the U.S., all we see is "rest". Those of us who continue in the struggle to save the nation given to us by God and our ancestors, are collectively frustrated. We are frustrated by the smirks, the blank stares, the rolling eyes, the laziness, the lack of study, the lack of life within the souls of most Americans. I said I know what it takes to turn a nation. I also know we, in the U.S. don't have it. We don't have even a small fraction of what we need. It's over. There just isn't enough time to gather what we need to stop the inevitable.
I should say there were two events that finally pushed me into throwing in the towel. The first was last Friday night coming home around midnight. On Alcoa Highway in Knoxville, there were 3 Police checkpoints in a span of about a mile. Each checkpoint had 25 to 30 police cars from all jurisdictions. We were not stopped. I remarked to my wife, and companion of the past 25 years, that's what a Police State looks like. She scoffed that it's just because a little girl was killed by a drunk driver 2 years ago and they just want to get drunks off the road. Then it hit me. In spite of thousands of articles written by me, tens of thousands of documents, videos, and audios and all of the discussions over many years, she remains unconvinced. The second event is the group, Planet Infowars. I was excited at it's founding. Now, with over 20,000 members you would think the communication would be white hot. In spite of 100's posting videos and articles on a regular basis, there is almost no discussion. 20,000 out of the 300 plus million in this country and even that is lukewarm.
I keep thinking about the passage in the Bible where God said he will send the "Grand Delusion". He must have had our nation on his mind, because it sure is there. History is replete with citizens of empires having this kind of attitude just before the fall.
To those who have stayed the course. I honor you. I honor those who went to the Bilderberger meeting. I honor those in We Are Change, who confront those evil beings who have destroyed our Republic. I honor those who go to Police checkpoints to confront their illegal searches. I honor those in Occupy Wall Street, who risk jail and assault to represent those millions who have been victimized by out of control greed. If I can be so bold as to speak for my generation (although no one asked me to), Thank You.
Now, what to do next? First and foremost, our remnant needs to ramp up to survive what's coming. If you haven't stored food yet, store it. If you don't have water filtration, get it. Ammunition, weapons, crossbows, medical supplies, sanitation supplies etc. You know the drill. If you have planned to leave the U.S., go now. If you thought about building a shelter, build it now. If you wanted an escape in the country, get it now. Nothing you can do is more important than your survival. Use this and other forums to exchange ideas on survival. You cannot be too prepared. If there is spare time, continue to educate and give opportunities for the few that may still be convinced. Pray for the rest. Be prepared to witness family, friends and loved ones, dying, arrested, homeless, poor, sick and in despair.
As for me, I will continue to post. I don't want anyone to say to me, "You never warned me". This isn't to convince. It is to convict. I will no more hand out any videos or articles or any other information to anyone I feel doesn't want it. I'm sure all of you know people who won't even watch a video or look something up on the internet. They are lost and because of them, America is lost.