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08 March 2016 @ 02:18 am
Turkey Would Soon be Submerged into Chaos  

New Eastern Outlook 12.03.2016 Author: Alexander Orlov

While the ceasefire in Syria agreed upon by Russia and the US is being successfully implemented, the possible Turkish intervention in Syria that at some point seemed imminent is being gradually pushed aside from the front pages of the international media. Yet, everyone understands one thing – without Washington’s approval, Ankara would never dare to intervene even if it was supported by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. Yet, those three states have found themselves in no position to embark on a new military adventure due to the dire internal conflicts provoked by the Saudi oil dumping strategy and aggravated by their involvement in the protracted bloody conflict in Yemen.

Under these circumstances in the last few days, Erdogan’s rhetoric has been getting less and less aggressive, which is of little wonder since he has managed to spoil Turkey’s relations with both the US and other NATO states. Moreover, there’s growing dissatisfaction within Turkey with Erdogan’s undeclared war on the Kurds who constitute over 30% of Turkey’s population. In fact, a full-scale war on the Kurdish population is being waged now in southeastern Anatolia, where Turkish soldiers and policemen are dying by the dozens, while the Turkish president is still trying to deal with Syria’s Kurds who have gained enough power to respond adequately to nearly any threat. Erdogan’s bet on the Syrian Turkomans has also failed, since they preferred to make peace with the government of Bashar al-Assad, instead of fighting the legitimate Syrian authorities as Turkey’s President demanded them to. Thus, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has put the country he was entrusted with on the brink of disintegration.

And that’s exactly where the effect of Russian sanctions are kicking in, which were imposed by Moscow against Ankara in response to the downing of a Russian warplane over Syria. With the vacation season approaching rapidly, Turkey will find itself deprived of 3.5 million Russian tourists that had been visiting Turkey every year. The panic in the tourism sector of the Turkish economy has been on the rise recently with countless hotels in Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye being put up for sale. After all, Russians are not the only ones who won’t go to Turkey this year. Europeans too, are going to be repelled by the massive exodus of migrants from Syria and Iraq that are being shipped to the EU via the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. It’s just too dangerous to go to Turkey these days. And the fact that ISIS has been planning new terrorist attacks in Turkey doesn’t make it any more attractive for foreign tourists either.

The agricultural industry is also in a diminished state, since it is based on feeding tourists and exporting its products to Russia, and none of these options are available currently. If the political and socioeconomic crisis in Turkey becomes worse, it won’t take long for Erdogan to be impeached. But he will be most certainly replaced by his faithful ally – Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu or his old contender – the former President Abdullah Gül who is being heavily supported by the US.

Under these circumstance Ankara has decided to bet on the EU and Germany in particular. Experts, however, perceive the agreements signed by Turkey and the EU regarding the way that those actors will be settling the migrant crisis as a case of shameless blackmail. Yet, it’s unlikely that the proposed solution is going to help, since the stubbornness of German Counselor Angela Merkel has already forced certain EU states to commit a gross violation of international law. Slovenia has almost completely closed its border to immigrants. Now only those in dire need and those who seek asylum directly from the Slovenian authorities will be allowed in. Thus, one of the main transit routes from the Middle East to the EU has been closed. Immediately after the announcement, Serbian authorities stated that they were going to close the border with Macedonia and Bulgaria for all those who do not have visas or other documents authorizing their stay in Serbia.

The harsh steps taken by Slovenian and Serbian authorities have become the response to the preliminary plan that was agreed to by the EU authorities and Ankara on March 9. According to this plan, all migrants that will be coming to the EU from Turkey by the sea are going to be returned back, while the EU makes its visa regulations as amicable towards Turks as they can possibly be, along with handing over up to 3 billion euros to Ankara. One of the pivotal aspects of this plan is the “one for one” agreement which implies that each illegal migrant in the EU will be replaced by a legal one that will come from Turkey. The influential British Financial Times journal notes that there’s a number of challenges that could jeopardize this part of the plan: dubious legal grounds, the possibility of a sharp opposition that some EU countries may present, the technical complexity of its implementation and the dire absence of optimism among Europeans at the prospects of accommodating at least 75 million Turks legally swarming the EU states.

Yet, the most serious challenge Erdogan has to face is Russia and its attitude towards him. Can Turkey just lose a country that has literally been feeding it for over 25 years due to the actions of Erdogan? The number of those that are going to lose their jobs due to the recent rift in Russian-Turkish relations is estimated in the millions. But at this state it’s hard to imagine that sooner or later those two state will sit at the negotiating table. Turkey has not only underestimated the power of Russia in Syria, but has also made a strategic mistake of pushing all in on the West. Now Turkey has an extremely limited range of steps it can make in the Middle East, as well as the Caucasus and Central Asia regions, and has nothing up its sleeve to apply pressure on Washington. Unlike Erdogan, Putin is not going to lose his support in the Russian Federation any time soon, since he is perceived as a strong leader who has managed to establish equal footing with the United States.

Of course, it is too early to say anything about the Syrian crisis ending any time soon and to declare Russia the “winner” in this conflict. Moscow was forced to get involved in the war in Syria at the moment when it couldn’t calculate the consequences of this step. It had to bear the burden of the economic crisis, restore Crimea’s economy, and deal with the events in Ukraine. But Western experts got it wrong this time – it remained standing strong.

It is no accident the US will keep trying to keep its allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia away from Syria even if the ceasefire fails. After all, NATO and the majority of its leaders have no guts to get into a fair fight. Western powers do fear the escalation of the conflict and a possible clash with Russia, especially against the background of Saudi Arabia which is rapidly losing influence in Syria, while the influence Iran enjoys in the region is increasing daily. The crumbling Wahhabi state is running a risk of provoking a new Arab Spring wave with its fall, but this time it will be directed against the West and its allies.

NEO http://journal-neo.org/2016/03/12/turkey-would-soon-be-submerged-into-chaos/

Alexander Orlov, political scientist and expert Orientalist, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.

clothcapclothcap on March 8th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
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Ouch! Second big chunk of our NHS, this time £33,500,000 worth, in a matter of hours offered to Health Profiteers.
Thomas Hemingford
'I DIDN'T attend Dolphin Square paedophile parties'
-ex Westminster Councillor Alan Bradley
David Jones
We all know the BBC get millions in EU funding & are trying to shut down any pro Brexit debate
-Christopher Hope
-Boris Johnson was interrupted 57 times on the Andrew Marr Show today; PM was only intrerrupted 23 times two weeks ago. #marr
Sue McDonald
European Union has caused poverty and unemployment, says Labour MP
Eurocrat who failed to stop £5.02bn “misspend” of EU budget tours world meeting celebrities.
Your taxes. #LeaveEU
Daniel Hannan
•No new treaty
•No powers back
•ECJ still in charge
•£350 million a week to Brussels
And this is how Eurocrats treat us *before* we vote.
EU is for IDIOTS
There's certainly something fishy about the EU!
David Jones
RT After Brexit the UK can have 1 of the world's biggest fishing industries employing tens of thousands of Brits
noel jon pleb
Charlie Brooker slams Parliament satire ban after his complaint is rejected by Tory
The Diligent Truth
Knowingly permitting Carcinogens in our Food
Bilderberg's - UN Agenda 21
Sustainable Populations (DWP murders)
Know the facts Say NO to EU
29/40 tenants my block flats will vote to leave their local MP will vote to remain where is the democracy in that ?
[Democracy is an illusion portrayed by drunks, junkies, paedos, thieves and other politicians for the purpose of imposing debt slavery and anihalation]
-Roughly twice as many NI numbers issued to migrant workers in the UK as admitted to by Cameron yet more blooming lies....
There is a chilling witch hunt against free speech over pro-Brexit business leaders.
[BBC is a Bilderber zio propaganda sustaining paedo shelter like Cameron's regime imo]
Alex Powell
If you once backed Tony Blair's Govt but now can't stand him have you considered the implications of an EU Govt you can't remove?
Max Bliss
Pilots, Doctors and Scientists Tell the Truth About Chemtrails2
noel jon pleb
GP practices say HALF say their doctors plan to leave NHS and hundreds face closure.
Robert Kimbell
John Longworth EU referendum row deepens as former minister launches freedom of information fight | Mirror
No 10 could be forced to reveal contacts before businessman's resignation
james reeves
David Clapson: sanctioned to death? - CrowdJustice
When you ask IDS how many more must die before he realises what he's doing
clothcapclothcap on March 8th, 2016 02:23 am (UTC)
Marcus Chown
In what parallel universe is cutting up our NHS and handing the pieces to your mates not privatising it, Dave?
Stephanie Gilley
When politicians cover up raping kids you would think there would be a way the people could immediately dismiss them from power.
[Lampposts and ropes. Shame there are no stocks left]
@withorpe @mrplannings We'll have no control when the EU signs TTIP. Bravo @UKLabour for wanting to stay in the EU
[Most have never heard of it. Thanks to controlled MsM]
41% of people living on London want to leave the EU!
http://bit.ly/1TuWRFA Join them at http://www.leave.eu
Tommy Robinson
Isis planning 'enormous and spectacular attacks', anti-terror chief warns
[International Secret Intelligence Service]
Join the resistance to Security & Policing 2016:
The last #hieroglyphic language on earth and an #ancient #culture fighting to survive
direct democracy uk
IF YOU reinstated #commonlaw tomorrow you could also cancel #millions of #poor peoples criminal records !#STATUTE #LAW ISNT #commonlaw !
George Osborne accused of being 'in hock' to tax-dodging businesses
Farm Fairy Crafts
These Companies Oppose #GMO Labeling:
[Get them out of your shopping basket]
Huw Gruffydd
UK: Muslim child rape blamed on 'cultural differences' - given community service
[Lampposts and ropes are reusable and green]
If you're wavering in the EU debate as how to vote.....you'll bring down Cameron if you vote OUT.
Carrot dangled!
Steven Woolfe MEP
Saw this in my inbox and couldn't help but share A view on Camerons negotiation
CNN International
UK police are preparing for "enormous and spectacular" potential #ISIS attacks
[Beware false flags anywhere there are exercises]
The Observer
Experts: The EU Planning to Destroy British Monarchy and Sovereignty
[Who is the palace Rompuy is caretaking for?]
Verde Phil
@cnni @pears_eve Funny how 'isis' only seem to target civilians, not military or govt targets, in order to make the west more totalitarian
game over Europe
-Turkey wants to speed up their membership of the EU.
-Cameron is pushing for them to join.
-Game over for the UK.
[Pig shit]
And there's more https://twitter.com/pears_eve
clothcapclothcap on March 8th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
Behind the Facade: America, The Bankrupt Hegemon

NEO 06.03.2016 Author: F. William Engdahl
bankrupt-americaFantasy and fairy tales can go only so far when it comes to the true condition of anything or anyone. Sooner or later the truth must out. This is very much the case when looking at the true condition of the nation the Chinese call, The Hegemon, the not-anymore-so-United States of America. The official Obama Administration economic statistics have declared to the world for more than six years that the world’s largest paper economy was in a marvelous recovery and that unemployment was a mere 5%. Now, with the most severe collapse of oil prices in 13 years, the last remaining job-creating sector of the economy, the oil and gas industry, is rapidly becoming the domino that threatens to topple a mountain of dicey credits and threaten many banks. Only this time, unlike in 2009, the Federal Reserve is in a real pickle, and the Federal debt has doubled to $18 trillion since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2007.
Leading US economists, including Noble Economics Prize winning Paul Krugman, claim that debt in an economy, especially the world’s most debt-bloated economy, the United States “doesn’t matter.” Just keep the borrowing cycle growing and all will be fine. Krugman argued in his New York Times column, “…this is the point almost nobody seems to get — an over-borrowed family owes money to someone else; US debt is, to a large extent, money we owe to ourselves.”
Debt doesn’t matter?
Come again, my ever-so-learned professor? There is a sly rhetorical trick in your language and dishonesty in your argument: “We owe to ourselves?” Does that mean I and my creditor bank are just part of the same happy family? Is “ourselves” the Peoples’ Bank of China to whom “we” American taxpayers, through our government in Washington, owe trillions in debt? Or the Japanese Central Bank?
Are you telling me that it doesn’t matter if I run up so much credit card debt charging 25% annual interest to pay my monthly living costs as millions of Americans are forced to do? It doesn’t matter if I borrow $100,000 from my bank to finance a college education so I can get a job that doesn’t anymore exist in the USA because so many companies have out-sourced to Asia? It doesn’t matter if I incur mortgage debt on a home I bought in 2006 at the peak of the sub-prime real estate bubble? It doesn’t matter that I got the loan by lying to my local bank about my ability to pay the huge mortgage because he didn’t care so long as he could turn around and sell that worthless mortgage risk to Goldman Sachs or another Wall Street bank that “bundled” my high-risk home mortgage with hundreds of other mortgages around the country, creating what the bankers call collateralized mortgage obligations?
Debt implosion of 2007
In the summer of 2007, the more that $4 trillion debt pyramid in the US real estate mortgage-backed securities sector began to implode. That implosion triggered the largest collapse of credit in world history, a collapse which has left the economies of the USA and of the European Union in their worst condition since the creation of the dollar system at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944.
On July 29, 2007 the head of the German banking regulator, Bafin, and the German Minister of Finance, Peer Steinbrück, held a press conference to announce that the German State, together with leading private and public banks, was organizing an emergency rescue of Germany’s IKB Deutsche Industriebank. IKB was a bank originally set up in 1924 to facilitate payment of German industrial war reparations under the Dawes Plan.
clothcapclothcap on March 8th, 2016 06:05 pm (UTC)
Aussie, Cannuck, Brit Method highly recommended
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)

Here’s why (and how) the government will ‘borrow’ your retirement savings
Simon Black Sovereign Man
February 15, 2016 Santiago, Chile
According to financial research firm ICI, total retirement assets in the Land of the Free now exceed $23 trillion.
$7.3 trillion of that is held in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
That’s an appetizing figure, especially for a government that just passed $19 trillion in debt and is in pressing need of new funding sources.
Even when you account for all federal assets (like national parks and aircraft carriers), the government’s “net financial position” according to its own accounting is negative $17.7 trillion.
And that number doesn’t include unfunded Social Security entitlements, which the government estimates is another $42 trillion.
The US national debt has increased by roughly $1 trillion annually over the past several years.
The Federal Reserve has conjured an astonishing amount of money out of thin air in order to buy a big chunk of that debt.
But even the Fed has limitations. According to its own weekly financial statement, the Fed’s solvency is at precariously low levels (with a capital base of just 0.8% of assets).
And on a mark-to-market basis, the Fed is already insolvent. So it’s foolish to think they can continue to print money forever and bail out the government without consequence.
More https://www.sovereignman.com/trends/heres-why-and-how-the-government-will-borrow-your-retirement-savings-18679
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
The Passion of the Bureaucrats

Tim Parks
‘Most blessed Father,’ five international auditors wrote to Pope Francis on 27 June 2013, three months into his papacy, ‘there is an almost total lack of clarity in the accounts of both the Holy See and the Governorate.’ The letter goes on:
This lack of clarity makes it impossible to establish a proper estimate of the real financial position of the Vatican, whether as a whole or with regard to the single elements of which it is made up. It also means that no one can really consider themselves responsible for its financial management. All we know is that the data we examined indicates a seriously negative trend and we deeply suspect that the Vatican as a whole has a serious structural deficit.
Six days later the letter, which continues with some scathing criticism of the Curia’s administrators, was part of the documentation for an emergency meeting addressed by Pope Francis himself. In a move some complain is typical of his style of management, he used the occasion not to solicit advice, but to announce a decision he had already taken: the formation of an ad hoc committee to study the economic and administrative structure of the Vatican. Dubbed ‘Cosea’, the committee would have eight members, one of whom, Jean-Baptiste de Franssu (52, French), is now president of IOR, the Vatican bank, while another, Monsignor Lucio Balda (55, Spanish), is in a prison cell charged with leaking the documents that form the basis for the two books under review.
Cosea lasted ten months, fighting an increasingly poisonous battle with the various elements of the Curia as it struggled to obtain the information that might afford a clearer picture of what goes on in the Vatican. Since the Curia was overwhelmingly Italian and clerical while seven of the eight-member Cosea were foreigners and five of them laypersons, misunderstandings were inevitable. To make matters worse, the one Italian on the commission was also the only woman (it’s surprising there was a woman at all), and probably the least likely to get on with the elderly cardinals and monsignors. Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, born in Calabria to an Italian mother and a Frenchman of Moroccan descent, was just thirty at the time of her appointment, a PR expert with a degree in law and a remarkable ability for making influential friends. Pope Francis said recently that he isn’t quite sure how she came to be on the commission, but believes she was recommended by Monsignor Balda. Chaouqui is now charged along with Balda of leaking information to journalists, while the Vatican magistrates accusing her of this have made public some embarrassingly compromising text messages that the two exchanged while serving on the commission. ‘You need to fuck,’ Chaouqui writes in one message. And in another: ‘You should try my cousin. She’s squishy.’ It would be hard to imagine a better set-up for a soap opera.
More http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n04/tim-parks/the-passion-of-the-bureaucrats
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
The Vineyard of the Saker

Week twenty-one of the Russian military intervention in Syria: the calm before the storm?
March 06, 2016
Unz Review This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/week-twenty-one-of-the-russian-military-intervention-in-syria-the-calm-before-the-storm/
The ceasefire in Syria (which is not really a ceasefire, but rather a “focusing of combat operations”) is holding surprisingly well. This is primarily due to the brilliant tactic of forcing each fighting group in Syria to define itself either as a “good moderate”, and be guaranteed safety, or as as en “evil terrorist” and become an indisputably legitimate target which anybody can engage. De jure, the only ones who can legally engage anybody in Syria are only the Russians and the Syrians, everybody else, including the US-led coalition, is present there in total illegality, but de facto the latest agreement also acknowledges the right of all parties to engage the “evil terrorists”. By forcing each group to self-define itself the Russians have completely taken away any credibility from the rather ludicrous accusation that they were bombing the “good terrorists”, the latter category having basically disappeared from the conflict. And to be really honest and blunt about it, the US has been forced to accept the Russian definition of a terrorist as “anybody who fights against the Syrian government”. Oh, I know, they never agreed to such a wording, but since those who until now fought were categorized into “good” and “bad” opposition to the Syrian government and since now the “good opposition” accepts the truce/ceasefire, that means that all those who fight against the government are ipso facto “bad”. Thus anybody taking up arms against the Syrian government is “bad” and a legitimate target for total elimination. QED.
The worst part for the Americans must have been that they waltzed into this conceptual trap with their eyes absolutely open, but that they could do nothing about it. They knew that their only chance to avoid a humiliating military defeat on the ground was to transmogrify it into a “ceasefire” followed by some kind of vague “transition”. So yeah, they hate this outcome, but the other one was even worse. Besides, some officials no doubt realized that the American policy in Syria was totally insane, bordering on a kind of dissociative identity disorder in which various agencies were not aware of what the others were doing and, in some cases, were even literally fighting each other on the ground. To persist on such an absolutely crazy course was bringing the risk of a major war with Russia, something neither the Europeans nor a big part of the (non-Neocon) US deep state really wanted. So while we can legitimately pour scorn on the imbecility of the Obama Administration’s policy in Syria, let us always also remember that it could have been worse (just imagine Hillary in the White House!). By stepping back from the brink the USA did the right thing.
And it’s not like we should choke up on gratitude either. First, the USA created his mess to begin with and, second, it’s not like right now they have fully recovered their sanity either. Not only is the US seething at its humiliation by Russia but now some die-hard Neocons want to try Assad, Russia, Iran for ‘war crimes’ in Syria! That nonsense is the direct result from this uniquely American mix of delusion and impotent rage about Russia and, really, the entire world. Something like a child breaking a toy he was told he could not have. While I would never discount the possibility of the USA doing something really reckless, the main danger today, as before, comes not from the USA but from the toxic and explosive Turkey+Saudi combo.
Continues http://thesaker.is/week-twenty-one-of-the-russian-military-intervention-in-syria-the-calm-before-the-storm/
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 08:45 pm (UTC)
Is There a New "New Anti-Semitism"? Part 7
Is It Anti-Semitic to Compare Israel with Nazism?

Norman Finkelstein January 8, 2016 at UNZ
Although it’s often alleged that anti-Semitism lurks behind criticism of Israel, the evidence adduced to support this claim is unpersuasive.
The main act of the New Anti-Semitism roadshow homes in on Israel’s critics. It is alleged that Jew-hatred lurks behind much of the denunciation. One influential definition [1] points up these examples of anti-Semitism masquerading as legitimate criticism:
“Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.” But, according to Israel’s leading historian, Benny Morris, “transfer [i.e., expulsion] was inevitable and inbuilt into Zionism,” while according to Ari Shavit, in his widely acclaimed bestseller, My Promised Land, “If Zionism was to be, Lydda could not be.”[2] The upshot is, realization of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination by Israel’s founding did inherently entail ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population.
“Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.” But, far from holding Israel to a more stringent standard, overwhelmingly its critics have targeted Israel’s immunity to any standard. For example, since 1979 the UN Security Council has repeatedly condemned Israel’s policy of building settlements in occupied Palestinian territory as a “flagrant violation” of international law, while in 2004 the International Court of Justice unanimously declared Israeli settlements “in breach of international law.” Yet, Israel persists in its settlement policy, while the UN, although repeatedly imposing sanctions on other member States, has not imposed any on Israel, even as its settlement policy constitutes a war crime and crime against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
“Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.” But Israel’s PR machine itself invokes the charge of “blood libel” (i.e., that Jews murdered Christian children for ritual purposes) in order to silence critics by reversing its sting. Thus, mere mention of Palestinian children killed by Israel typically prompts accusations of a “Global Blood Libel against Israel.”[3]
“Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.” But, on the one hand, Israelis across the political spectrum have not been averse to making such bone-chilling analogies [4] while, on the other hand, Israel itself routinely depicts its antagonists—including Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas—as reincarnations of Hitler and Nazi-like.[5] Indeed, a Google search of the key words Netanyahu Iran Nazis brings up more than 800,000 results.
“Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.” But, by representing itself as the state of the Jewish people, Israel itself collectively implicates Jews in its actions, just as Netanyahu collectively implicates Jews when he touts himself as the “representative of the entire Jewish people.”
In sum, these examples of anti-Semitism allegedly hiding behind criticism of Israel comprise factually accurate depictions by Israel’s critics (first bulleted example), factually inaccurate depictions of Israel’s critics by its watchdogs (second bulleted example), and questionable practices of which Israel is as, if not more, culpable than its critics (third, fourth and fifth bulleted examples).
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:46 pm (UTC)

Sunday, 6 March 2016
"On 4 March 2016, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government.
"The Turkish Government is trying to prevent the Turkish public from knowing that Turkey has been serving as the transit-route by which the U.S. government has been supplying ISIS..."
U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey
The CIA's ISIS recruits and trains children to be killers.
This is Nazi-style MK ULTRA mind control.
Are these people Nazis?
Images http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/what-nazis-do-turkey-and-usa.html

Saturday, 5 March 2016
In custody
Paris attacks: the strange face of the "kamikaze"
More in Aangirfan's special style http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/panamza-paris-attacks.html
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:47 pm (UTC)
The Pilgrims Society: A study of the Anglo- American Establishment

By: Joël van der Reijden July 17, 2008
Membership list (1,800 names plus bios) | Download photocopies of membership lists | NGO Study Center
There are several curious things about these Pilgrims functions. In the first place there is present at these dinners an array of notables such as it would be difficult to bring together under one roof for any other purpose and by any other society... Among the guests were John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, Thomas W. Lamont and other members of the House of Morgan... We are entitled to know what the Pilgrim Society is, what it stands for, and who these powerful Pilgrims are that can call out the great to hear a British Ambassador expound to Americans the virtues of a united democratic front."
~ John T. Whiteford asking very reasonable questions in his 1940 pamphlet 'Sir Uncle Sam: Knight of the British Empire'.
Pilgrims of Great Britain dinner, January 9, 1951. Logo and flags in background.
"[The aim of the international bankers was] nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences."
~ Professor Carroll Quigley, 'Tragedy & Hope', p. 324. Can the Pilgrims Society, which the famous Quigley never mentioned, verify his story of an Anglo-American Establishment?
Here http://www.isgp.nl/Pilgrims_Society02
This quite extensive study is still an important document 8 years after it was produced.
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
GP practices say HALF say their doctors plan to leave NHS and hundreds face closure

Mirror 3 Mar 2016 By Adam Aspinall
The shock findings are revealed in a survey of nearly 3,000 practices carried out by the British Medical Association, 10 per cent of which are financially 'unsustainable'
GP practices in England are in crisis, with 300 facing closure and half saying their doctors are planning to leave the NHS, according to a new survey.
The report also reveals more than 900 GP surgeries in England are in a weak financial position with 294 saying they are financially ‘unsustainable’.
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
Iran and Turkey Issue Insane Joint Statement on Syria
VT By GPD on March 7, 2016
Iran ignores facts, shelling, support for terrorism when $30b trade deal put on the table
Imgphoto courtesy of a Turkish newspaper seized by the government and turned into a fully controlled propaganda rag, seemingly with the full approval of Iran
[Editor’s note: Friends in Syria warned us that Iran couldn’t be trusted, that Iran was for sale. We had been watching Iran and Turkey for some time. Russia finally woke up, even Israel has distanced itself from Turkey. While Turkey has an illegal base in Iraq supporting ISIS, while Turkey is shelling Syrian Kurdish villages and working directly with Iran’s worst enemy, the Saudis, you see this. Have they lost their minds in Iran? We believe so… Gordon Duff]

Davutoglu Voices Turkey's Consent to Iran Plan on Syria
TEHRAN (FNA) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu rejected allegations about his country’s interest in the disintegration of Syria, and said Tehran and Ankara have reached an agreement on the settlement of the Syrian issue.

“We don’t want Syria to be divided into smaller states and we reached an agreement with the Iranian officials during my visit to Tehran that this disintegration won’t happen and that Syria would continue its life and presence as a powerful country,” Davutoglu said.
More http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/03/07/iran-and-turkey-issue-insane-joint-statement-on-syria/
Makes sense, the Turkish islamists don't want the Kurds to have their own country that takes a third of Turkey, a third of Iraq and a quarter of Syria. East Turkey is mainly ethnic Kurdish, they have a different culture.

Edited at 2016-03-10 09:52 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
Al-Nusra militants in Syria shell Turkey to prompt return fire – Russian military

VT By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor on March 6, 2016
Russians are on top of every move the bad guys make
… from Russia Today, Moscow
[Editor’s Note: This comes as no surprise that the jihadis would attempt firing on Turkey. It would have “independent media” video from their side to claim all their shelling was in response to Kurdish attacks, as if the Kurds would be so stupid to do that.
The mention below of even staging some firefights to film is all standard psyop stuff, so the Russians are showing us how good they are at staying on top of things. That is why the US went along with putting the Russians in charge of all that, as they were obviously the only ones who could do it.
They are building up their credibility day by day so that silly charges against them in the future will just be laughed at. The opposition groups coming under the ceasefire and asking for Russian protection are also recognition as to who can do the job.
This will enhance Russia’s ability to act as a trusted mediator politically. The US will be there, too, but has all the baggage of having backed the rebels and the terrorists, which Washington does not have to admit, as everybody already knows… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published …. March 06, 2016 –
Jihadists in Syria have been shelling the Turkish area in an apparent attempt to provoke a response that could lead to Ankara sending troops into the neighboring country, according to Russia’s truce center in Syria.
“On March 6, 2016 several militants of Jabhat Al-Nusra terror group repeatedly fired mortars at Turkish territory from the area near the Syrian settlement of Metishli,” Lieutenant General Sergey Kuralenko, Head of the Center for Reconciliation, said on Sunday.
“The actions of militants are aimed at provoking the Turkish military units to return fire and bring their troops into Syria, which will inevitably lead to the disruption of the peace process,” Kuralenko added.
He also stated that several Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) armed groups are stationed near the settlement Nusaybin in Turkey, some 1.5km from the Syrian border.
According to the information the Center has, these groups are preparing an attack on the settlement of Qamischli, located on the Syrian territory and populated mainly by Syrian Kurds.
The official also spoke about terrorists’ attempts to demonize the Syrian army and blame it for violations of the ceasefire.
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clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:58 pm (UTC)
VT Readers Poll

Which US presidential candidate is more pro-Zionist Israel and will glady give away our US Taxpayer money to them?
Hilliary Clinton (59%, 2,421 Votes)
Ted Cruz (15%, 606 Votes)
Marco Rubio (10%, 427 Votes)
Donald Trump (9%, 358 Votes)
Bernie Sanders (5%, 225 Votes)
Jon Kasich (1%, 40 Votes)
Ben Carson (1%, 32 Votes)
Total Voters: 4,109
clothcapclothcap on March 10th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
Apple users targeted in first known Mac ransomware campaign

By Jim Finkle Reuters 6 March 2016
BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc told Reuters on Sunday.
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