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07 April 2016 @ 10:33 pm
Should Terrorists Decide Who Governs?  

Have the zio led regimes in the West set a precedent that may be pursued against the precedent setters, regime change by terrorism and wholesale disregard of international laws and moral standards?
When Cameron and such like perform it is with total contempt for the electorate and humanity.

Why A Kurdish Enclave in Syria Is a Very Bad Idea


kurdistan-jpg[The following points present] a few simple reasons
why PYD/YPG claims to federal autonomy and
attempts to annex Syrian land are illegitimate,
undemocratic, and could lead to genocide:

1. Kurds are not a majority in the Area PYD/YPG are attempting to annex

The region of Al Hasakah, which the Kurdish Nationalist Party (PYD) and its military wing YPG have declared a federal Kurdish state, does not have a Kurdish majority. Al Hasakah Governorate is a mosaic of Assyrian Christians, Armenians, Turkmen, Kurds and Bedouin Arabs. Of the 1.5 million population of Al Hasakah, only 40% are ethnically Kurdish. Moreover, parts of Al Hasakah Governorate, such as Al Hasakah district, is less than 15% Kurdish (!). In the other large minorities in the area the Arabs and Assyrian Christians form a majority. Declaring a small area with a wide array of ethnic groups as belonging to a specific ethnic minority is a recipe for oppression.

The Kurdish population of Al Hasakah has also been heavily inflitrated by illegal Kurdish immigration from Turkey. Kurdish immigration to Syria began in the 1920’s and occurred in several waves after multiple failed Kurdish uprisings against Turkey. It continued throughout the century. In 2011 the Kurdish population in Syria reached between 1.6 to 2.3 million, but 420,000 of these left Syria for Iraq and Turkey as a result of the current conflict. Some Syrian Kurds have lived in Homs and Damascus for hundreds of years and are heavily assimilated into the Syrian society. However, Kurdish illegal immigrants who mostly reside in north Syria, and who could not prove their residence in Syria before 1945, complain of oppression when they were not granted the rights of Syrian citizens. Syrian law dictates that only a blood born Syrian whose paternal lineage is Syrian has a right to Syrian citizenship. No refugee whether Somali, Iraqi or Palestinian has been granted Syrian citizenship no matter how long their stay. In spite of this, in 2011 the Syrian President granted Syrian citizenship to 150,000 Kurds. This has not stopped the YPG from using illegal Kurdish immigrants who were not granted citizenship as a rationale for annexing Syrian land. Those who promote Federalism are imposing the will of a small minority – that is not of Syrian origin – on the whole of Al Hasakah’s population and the whole of Syria.

2. It is Undemocratic to Impose Federalism on the Majority of Syrians

PYD did not bother to consult with other factions of Syrian society before its unilateral declaration of Federalism. The other ethnicities that reside in Al Hasake governate, which PYD claims is now an autonomous Kurdish state, have clearly rejected federalism. An assembly of Syrian clans and Arab tribes in Al Hasaka and the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) rejected PYD’s federalism declaration. In Geneva, both the Syrian government and the opposition rejected PYD’s federalism declaration. Furthermore, PYD does not represent all of Syria’s Kurdish population. The Kurdish faction of Syrian national coalition condemned PYD’s federalism declaration. Most of Syria’s Kurds do not live in Al Hasakah and many that do work outside it. Thousands of Kurds have joined ISIS and are fighting for an Islamic State not a Kurdish one.

Unilateral declaration of federalism carries no legitimacy since federalism can only exist with a constitutional change and a Referendum. Federalism is unlikely to garner much support from the bulk of Syria’s population, 90-93% of whom is not Kurdish. Knowing this, PYD have banned residents of Al Hasakah from voting in the upcoming Parliamentary elections to be held across the nation. This shows the will of the people in Al Hasakah is already being crushed by PYD. It is undemocratic to continue to discuss federalism as a possibility when it has been rejected by so many segments of Syrian society. Ironically we are told the purpose of the US’ Regime change adventure in Syria is to bring democracy to the middle east.

3. Federalism May Risk Ethnic cleansing of Assyrian Christian and other minorities

Since the Kurdish population are not a majority in the areas PYD are trying to annex, the past few years have revealed that PYD/YPG are not beyond carrying out ethnic cleansing of non-Kurdish minorities in an attempt to achieve a demographic shift. The main threat to Kurdish ethnocentric territorial claims over the area are the other large minorities, the Arabs and the Assyrian Christians.

Salih Muslim, the leader of PYD, openly declared his intention to conduct an ethnic cleansing campaign against Syrian Arabs who live in what he now calls Rojava. “One day those Arabs who have been brought to the Kurdish areas will have to be expelled,” said Muslim in an interview with Serek TV. Over two years since that interview he has fulfilled his word, as YPG begun burning Arab villages around Al Hasakah Province hoping to create a demographic shift. It is estimated that ten thousands Arab villagers have been ethnically cleansed from Al Hasake province so far. The villages around Tal Abayad have suffered the most as Kurdish expansionists seek to connect the discontiguous population centres of Al Hasakah and Al Raqqa. “The YPG burnt our village and looted our houses,” said Mohammed Salih al-Katee, who left Tel Thiab Sharki, near the city of Ras al-Ayn, in December.

YPG have also begun a campaign of intimidation, murder and property confiscation against the Assyrian Christian minority. The YPG and PYD made it a formal policy to loot and confiscate the property of those who had escaped their villages after an ISIS attack, in the hope of repopulating Assyrian villages with Kurds. The Assyrians residents of the Khabur area in Al Hasaka province formed a militia called the Khabour Guard in the hope of defending their villages against ISIS attacks. The Khabur Guard council leaders protested the practice of looting by Kurdish YPG militia members who looted Assyrian villages that were evacuated after ISIS attacked them. Subsequently, the YPG assassinated the leader of the Khabur Guard David Jindo and attempted to Assassinate Elyas Nasser. At first the YPG blamed the assassination on ISIS but Elyas Nasser, who survived, was able to expose the YPG’s involvement from his hospital bed. Since the assassination YPG has forced the Khabour Guard to disarm and to accept YPG ‘protection.’ Subsequently most Assyrian residents of the Khabour who had fled to Syrian Army controlled areas of Qamishli City could not return to their villages.

The Assyrian Christian community in Qamishli has also been harassed by YPG Kurdish militia. YPG attacked an Assyrian checkpoint killing one fighter of the Assyrian militia Sootoro and wounding three others. The checkpoint was set up after three Assyrian restaurants were bombed on  December 20, 2016 in an attack that killed 14 Assyrian civilians. Assyrians suspected that YPG was behind these bombings in an attempt to assassinate Assyrian leaders and prevent any future claims of control over Qamishli.

It would be foolish to ignore the signs that more widely spread ethnic cleansing campaigns may occur if Kurdish expansionists are supported, especially since other ethnic groups are not on board with their federalism plans. It has only been 90 years since the Assyrian genocide which was conducted by Turks and Kurds. This history should not be allowed to be repeated. Assyrians have enjoyed safety and stability in the Syrian state since this time. Forcing the Assyrians to accept federalism is not going to ensure their safety. Establishment of a federal Kurdish state in Iraq has not protected Assyrian villages from attacks by Kurdish armed groups either. The campaign of ethnic cleansing against both Assyrians and Arabs in Al Hasakah has already begun and may now only escalate.

4. The Resources in Al Hasake are shared between all Syrians

While Kurds make up only 7-10% of Syria’s total population, PYD demands 20% of Syria’s land. What’s more, the region of Al hasakah that YPG want to annex has a population of only 1.5 million people. Much of Syria’s agriculture and oil wealth is located in Al Hasakah and is shared by Syria’s 23 million people. Al Hasakah province produces 34% of Syria’s wheat and much of Syria’s oil. The oil pumping stations are now being used by ISIS and YPG’s Kurds to fund their war efforts while depriving the Syrian people.

While headlines abound about Syria’s starving population, there is little talk of how federalising Syria could entrench this starvation into law for generations to come. Instead, promoters of Federalism talk about how giving the resources shared by 23 million people to 1.5 million people will lead to peace.

5. A Kurdish Region in Syria will be a Threat to Global Security

Since the majority of Syria’s population and Syria’s government oppose Kurdish annexation claims, PYD will not be able to achieve federalism through legal means. The only way the PYD and YPG can achieve federalism is through brute force. This brute force may backed by the US air force and an invasion by special forces which contradicts international law. Head of PYD Saleh Islam has already threatened to attack Syrian troops if they attempt to retake Raqqa from ISIS. A Kurdish state in Syria as the Iraqi Kurdistan ensures US hegemony in the region. Like the KRG [1] the YPG are already attempting to build a US base on Syrian soil. Russia, which has been an ally of Syria for a long time, will be further isolated as a result. This will once again tip the balance of power in the world.

All of Syria’s neighbouring countries are also opposed to an ethnocentric Kurdish state in Syria. The YPG is linked to the PKK, which is active in Turkey and which the United Nations has designated a terrorist organisation. Turkey will see YPG’s federalism claims as strengthening the PKK. Turkey may invade Syria as a result, guaranteeing at least a regional war. This regional war could involve Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Israel.

Israel wants to establish a Kurdistan, as a Sunni-Iranian rival to Shi’ite Iran. They hope such a Sunni state will block Iran’s access to Syria and will also prevent Lebanese resistance against Israeli invasion. This was all outlined in Israel’s Yinon Plan published in 1982. Israel is an extension of US influence and hegemony in the region, the Israeli lobby holds much sway over US politics. Strengthening Israel in the region will strengthen US influence over the region, once again shrinking Russian influence and  pushing the nuclear power into a corner. Journalists who show a sense of confusion about the reason the West is supportive of Kurdish expansionism should consider this point.

Finally, a designated ‘Kurdish area’ in Syria is deeply rooted in ethnocentric chauvinism. A US state strictly designated for Hispanic, White or Black ethnicity would be outrageous to suggest and would be considered racist. But the use of ethnicity as a means to divide and conquer is the oldest and most cynical form of imperialism. Syria must remain for all Syrians, not just for one minority. Voices who oppose this should be discouraged. The Syrian Constitution should continue to resist all ethnocentric religious-based parties. If there is a change to the Syrian constitution, it should be the removal of the word Arab from Syrian Arab Republic. In spite of the fact that the vast majority Syrians speak the Arabic language, the majority of Syrian are historically not ethnically Arab. All sections of Syrian society should be treated equally under the Syrian flag.


[1] The Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq

clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
Kurd Autonomy: Is it Kerry’s Plan B or Putin’s Plan A?

By F. William Engdahl
Global Research, April 07, 2016
New Eastern Outlook 4 April 2016
Kurdish Areas Map
On March 17 delegates representing different ethnicities and nationalities–Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Syriacs, Turkomans, Armenians, Circassians and Chechen–along with representatives from the Syrian People’s Defense Units or YPG, and the YPJ womens’ defense units declared a formal Federation of Northern Syria which would incorporate 250 miles of mostly Kurdish-held territory along the Syria-Turkey border. On March 15, two days earlier, Russian President Putin surprised much of the world by announcing “Mission Accomplished” in Syria, ordering Russian jets and personnel to begin withdrawal. The two events are intimately connected.
Combined and Conflicting Goals
Both Russia’s beginning of withdrawal and the Kurds declaration of an autonomous federal region within Syria are linked, but not in the manner most western media report. A distinctly different phase in the long-standing US State Department blueprint for a new Greater Middle East Project, first announced by Condoleezza Rice in 2003 after the US invasion of Iraq, has begun.
Ralph Peters Map: The Project for the New Middle East

What is the exact nature of the surprising Obama Administration apparent cooperation with Putin’s Russia to redraw the political map of Syria to pre-Sykes-Picot borders, or at least a modern-day imitation of that? Will Russian support for the newly proclaimed federal Kurdish-dominated Federation of Northern Syria lead soon to a Greater Kurdistan that united Kurds from Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran? And what is the significance of US Defense Secretary going to Syria in recent days praising the military successes of the Syrian Kurds?
There is clearly a very big, a tectonic shift underway in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East. The question is to what end?
Five Hundred Years of War
The ethnic Kurd populations, as a result of the deliberate Anglo-French carving up the map of the collapsed Ottoman Empire following the First World War, were deliberately denied a national sovereignty. Kurdish culture predates the birth of Islam and of Christianity, going back some 2,500 years. Ethnically Kurds are not Arab, not Turkic peoples. They are Kurds. Today they are predominantly Sunni Muslim, but ethnically Kurd peoples, numbering perhaps 35 million divided between four adjoining states.
Their struggles with the Turks, who invaded from the steppes of Central Asia during the Seljuk Dynasty in the mid- 12th century, have been long and volatile. In the 16th Century the Kurdish regions were the battlegrounds of wars between the Ottoman Turks and the Persian Empire. Kurds were the losers, much like the Poles over the past century or more. In 1514 the Turkish Sultan offered the Kurds wide-ranging freedoms and autonomy if they agreed to join the Ottoman Empire after the Ottoman defeated the Persian army. For the Ottomans the Kurds served as a buffer against possible future Persian invasion.
The peace between the Turkish Sultanate and the Kurdish people lasted into the 19th Century. Then, as the Turkish Sultan decided to force the Kurds of his empire to give up their autonomy in the early 19th Century, conflicts between Kurds and Turks began. Ottoman forces, advised by the Germans, including Helmut von Moltke, waged brutal wars to subjugate the independent Kurds. Kurd revolts against an increasingly bankrupt and brutal Turkish Ottoman Sultanate continued until the First World War, fighting for a separate Kurdish state independent of Constantinople.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/kurd-autonomy-is-it-kerrys-plan-b-or-putins-plan-a/5518902
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 06:23 am (UTC)

Perhaps Assad could give the Kurds England.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 06:35 am (UTC)
"What do I have to do to get impeached?"

Cameron comes clean on father’s offshore trust, admits profiting from tax haven
RT 8 Apr, 2016
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that he has benefited from shares in an offshore trust set up by his father, Ian, which was revealed in the Panama Papers leak. Cameron claims to have sold the shares before taking office in 2010, however.
More https://www.rt.com/uk/338855-cameron-admits-panama-offshore/

How much more is Cameron concealing? A lorry load.
What happened to the nukes Dave? What was your cut?
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 06:40 am (UTC)
Chemical Weapons Used Against Civilians in Sheikh Maqsoud

Syria360 Alexandra Valiente on April 7, 2016
NEWS CENTER- The attacks on the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of Aleppo by AKP-controlled, so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) and ENKS gangs’ members have continued. According to reports, the gangs members used banned chemical gases in the attacks.
According to Hawar News Agency (ANHA), the attacks on the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of Aleppo by AKP-controlled, so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) and ENKS gangs’ members have continued since February 16. 10 citizens have been killed in these attacks in two days. The gangs’ members used chemical gases which are prohibited by international conventions.
ANHA stated in the news that tens of citizens have been taken to the center of Heyva Sor a Kurd (Red Crescent of the Kurds). The General Command of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) reported the Ceasefire Monitoring Coordination in Syria that the gangs’ members have used chemical gases in the attacks towards the neighborhood. However, international organization and authorities haven’t reacted to the gang’s members’ attacks on civilians.
More https://syria360.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/chemical-weapons-used-against-civilians-in-sheikh-maqsoud/

Report to the Special Coordination Team for Syria Ceasefire on Civilian Casualties in Aleppo
Syrian Front: Rising Civilian Deaths from Heavy Shelling of Sheikh Maqsood, Aleppo
Syrian Front: Civilans Killed, Injured in Attacks in Aleppo City
Urgent Report to the Special Coordination Team for Syria Ceasefire on Civilians Casualties at Sheikh Maqsood
Syrian Front: Deadly Attacks Continue Against Civilians in Sheikh Maqsood (Aleppo)
Kurdish Fighters Attacked with Chemical Weapons in Aleppo
Da’esh Uses Poisonous Gas in Attack on Syrian Army’s Airbase in Deir Ezzor
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:04 am (UTC)

Aleppo district shelled with chemical gas – local journalist to RT</b>
A neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is held by Kurdish YPG militias, has been shelled with chemical agents from territory held by Islamist and FSA factions, a local journalist on the ground has told to RT.
Details https://www.rt.com/news/338833-chemical-gas-aleppo-shelling/

Shocking images show victims of chemical attack on Aleppo neighborhood in Syria (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Disturbing photos and videos from local journalists show the outcome of Tuesday’s chemical attack on Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood, which is currently held by Kurdish YPG militias.
Details https://www.rt.com/news/338847-shocking-images-sheikh-maqsood/

Syrian Islamist group Jaysh al-Islam admits using banned weapons against Kurds in Aleppo
The Jaysh al-Islam militant group fighting government forces in Syria has admitted to using “forbidden” weapons against Kurdish militia in Aleppo. The group’s statement comes after reports of chemical gas being used in shelling Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood district.
Details https://www.rt.com/news/338849-jaysh-al-islam-chemical-aleppo/

Alawite clergy denies Western media reports of Syrian sect ‘distancing itself from Assad’
Syrian Alawite clergy spokesperson has refuted reports of the sect seeking to distance themselves from Assad’s government. The reports appeared in a number of Western media outlets and cited a “secret declaration” allegedly smuggled out of Syria.

French, Germans & Italians overwhelmingly in favor of abandoning border-free Europe – poll
The Schengen agreement has never been more unpopular in three countries that form the cornerstone of the EU. Almost three in four people in France want to abolish the agreement, while around two-thirds of Germans and Italians feel the same way.
Details https://www.rt.com/news/338837-europeans-want-border-control/

New Iceland law allows jailed bankers to walk free amid Panama Papers scandal
Three top figures from Iceland’s failed Kaupthing Bank have been released from jail after barely serving a quarter of their sentences due to a new law. It comes as Iceland deals with a fresh scandal linking the ex-PM to both the Panama offshore revelations and the bank.
Details https://www.rt.com/news/338869-iceland-imprisoned-bankers-free/

Cross Talk: Ukraine’s Destinies
The Netherlands is holding an advisory referendum on a key treaty between the European Union and Ukraine. This vote is important for a number of reasons – it is a unique opportunity to face head-on what many call the EU's democracy deficit....
Vid https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/338588-netherlands-referendum-ukraine-eu/

Wanted: Pedophiles for chemical castration trial
Swedish scientists are using a British crowdfunding website to raise money for a controversial chemical castration program aimed at un-convicted pedophiles who feel they can’t control their sexual urges.
The group of scientists are promoting their work in the UK, where British psychiatrists have expressed interest in the project.
The treatment would involve men voluntarily taking drugs that reduce their sex drive.
Details https://www.rt.com/uk/338774-chemical-castration-trial-pedophilia/
Make it obligatory for freemasons in public office, banksters and Crown seniors.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:21 am (UTC)
Cameron OUT
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
Putin asks reporters to prevent ‘4th revolution’ in Russia

RT 7 Apr, 2016
Speaking to the press in St. Petersburg, known as ‘the City of Three Revolutions’ in Russia, President Vladimir Putin asked reporters to work honestly and openly so that their efforts do not result in yet another revolution.
“It is symbolic that we gather here in St. Petersburg again. Why? [Because] St. Petersburg, or Leningrad, has been named the City of Three Revolutions. I hope that the result of your efforts will be not a fourth revolution but, on the contrary, you will work honestly and openly and contribute to the natural, correct and just balance of interests in our society,” Putin said on Thursday, addressing the participants of the mass media forum organized by the All-Russian Popular Front movement.
“Free press can be an enemy only for crooks, criminals and those who steal from the state budget. For the authorities as such, for those who serve their people such situation is impossible,” Putin stated.
About 450 reporters from across the country are taking part in the event.
More https://www.rt.com/politics/338800-putin-asks-reporters-to-prevent/
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:31 am (UTC)
Close the BBC, it has been corrupted beyond redemption.

Propaganda outside of a declared war is illegal and an international crime.

MSM is also guilty of this crime. Nationalise Britain's press and news services and hand control to journalists that must appoint a zionist-freemason-Common Purpose free oversight committee.

Closing the BBC and giving control of the MSM to people with morals will also help protect our kids by opening reporting on crimes that have been suppressed by such as D notices issued by politicians that avoid wealthy and or VIP perverts such as (allegedly) Heath being branded in the media.


There has been no such thing as a government for the people at least since WWII.

Edited at 2016-04-08 03:06 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:36 am (UTC)
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation. Top Ten “Indications”

By Makia Freeman
Global Research, April 07, 2016
The Freedom Articles 5 April 2016
ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written for the large majority of people in the world who still have no idea who is really behind the rise of ISIS. No matter which name they go by – ISIS, ISIL, IS or Daesh – the group has been deliberately engineered by the US and Israel to achieve certain geopolitical goals. They are a religious, fundamentalist, Sunni terrorist organization created to terrorize and overthrow certain secular or Shiite Arab nations such as Syria and Iraq, but they are not just “Islamic”. They may be Muslims, and they may be advocating an Islamic State, but they are very much working towards the goals of Zionism.

It’s amazing how many people still struggle to get that point. We have been inundated with propaganda surrounding the fraudulent war on terror, notably terms such as Islamic terrorism and radical Islam, but more accurate phrases would be Zio-Islamic terrorism and radical Zio-Islam. Secret military agencies such as the CIA and the Mossad pull the strings. Here is a list of the top 10 ‘indications’ that ISIS is a US-Israeli creation.

ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #1: ISIS Foreknowledge via Leaked DIA Doc
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #2: ISIS Never Attacks Israel
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #3: Toyota Trucks
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #4: ISIS’ First Class Social Media Skills
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #5: Israeli Group SITE First to Release ISIS Footage
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #6: ISIS Leader Baghdadi a Mossad Agent
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #7: Leaked Cables Showing US Plotting Syrian Overthrow
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #8: Russia Bombs ISIS, US Protects ISIS
ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #9: ISIS Always the Excuse for Further Intervention
Details and more http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-is-a-us-israeli-creation-top-ten-indications/5518627

Edited at 2016-04-08 07:37 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 02:50 pm (UTC)
Twitter hashtag #HillarySoQualified

- she recognized that her Iraq War vote was a mistake, she learned from it, and then did it again in Libya.
- she already lost a presidential election before

Sanders plays the game:
“I don’t believe that she is qualified, if she is - through her Super PAC - taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds.
“I don’t think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC. I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq,” he added.

If the stories I read are true, her bisexuality qualifies her to serve men and women.
Some more at RT https://www.rt.com/usa/338783-hillary-hashtag-backfires-sanders/
Loads more on twitter.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)
Deep History and the Global Drug Connection, Part 1

Who What Why April 4, 2016 Peter Dale Scott
To many, the anecdote described below will sound far-fetched, and logical minds may suspect that the Vietnam vet in the story created the “incident” himself.
But as those who lived through that period may remember, representatives of the covert side of government did far worse — and often. Infiltration, intimidation, framing, and more were all part of the arsenal against the “disloyal.” No method was deemed too severe.
Today, we may find ourselves in a comparable period. Incidents covered by WhoWhatWhy such as the fiery death of journalist Michael Hastings and the open statements that Edward Snowden should be assassinated remind us to take nothing for granted. (To see our stories on these threats, please go here here, here, here, here, and here.)
The essay below is by the father of “Deep Politics” analysis, Peter Dale Scott. It reminds us that, too often, it is not the wild-sounding that is the fiction — but the constant assurances that everything is a-ok, that our society operates on fundamental decency, and that we need to stay focused on the small things and leave the big problems to others.
Below, Scott describes that phenomenon as “a great conspiracy/of organized denial.”
Seeking to reverse this organized denial, Scott, in the book introduction that follows, posits — based on his decades of research — powerful connections between militarism, vast illegal drug operations, and America’s intelligence agencies. Sound far-fetched? So does much of history itself.
This is Part 1 of a multi-part series. Please go here to see Part 2.

Excerpt from American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan ( Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014), Introduction. Deep History and the Global Drug Connection:
Two Researchers Encounter a Deep Event
Here http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/04/04/deep-history-global-drug-connection-part-1/
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:24 pm (UTC)
Erdogan's Folly: Billions for a Palace 30 Times Bigger Than the White House

Sputnik News 08.04.2016
Turkey’s government has put yet another $230 million for construction of more buildings next to the presidential complex, which is already 30 times larger than the White House; however architect Tezcan Karakus Candan is convinced that the final bill for the construction, which has already been ruled illegal, will cost the taxpayers a lot more.
“The cost of constructing additional utility buildings next to the presidential complex will go over the announced 650 million Turkish lira (almost $230 million)” Candan, head of the Ankara branch of the Chamber of Architects, told Sputnik Turkey.
An outbuilding costing 650 million TL is coming to Erdogan's 750 million $ costed palace (Aksaray) pic.twitter.com/IHaAWROavk
— Barbarossa (@BarbarossaKaya) 7 April 2016.

The architect said that the construction is slated to take place on the Ataturk Forest Farm in Ankara's Bestepe neighborhood, which is a conservation area which has strict rules prohibiting new buildings like this
Candan said that the utility buildings, which are set to be completed by 2019, are planned to cover a territory of 322,000 sq. meters, which is almost the same as the territory of the entire presidential complex.
More http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160408/1037695434/turkey-erdogan-palace-taxpayers.html
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
Panama Leaks Prove 'Immoral' Tax System Needs Reforms - EU Finance Chief

Sputnik News 08.04.2016
EU Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said the Panama Papers which exposed the use of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca by the rich and powerful to avoid tax liabilities left him " outraged and furious."
The EU has been struggling to agree common tax arrangement ever since the LuxLeaks scandal which unearthed so called 'sweetheart' deals agreed between the Luxembourg Government and hundreds of companies to take advantage of its benign tax system and route profits from sales in other EU states through the Grand Duchy.
"Politically I consider these leaks to be good news: momentum to act further" @pierremoscovici on #PanamaPapers https://t.co/i501PXOkUx
— European Commission (@EU_Commission) April 7, 2016

However, European Parliament politicians have struggled to reach common agreement on taxation in the face of similar sweetheart deals in Ireland and Belgium, as well as the prolific use of tax havens linked to the UK - including the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
"Panama Papers left me outraged and furious. We do not yet know how much of this activity was illegal but much of it was certainly […] immoral, unethical and, in one word, unacceptable. The amounts of money, the jurisdictions and then names associated with this affair are frankly shocking, Public opinion, the people, are fed up with these outrageous practices," Moscovici said.
More http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160408/1037714477/eu-tax-system-reforms.html
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
All Aboard the EUexit Express: 1 in 3 French Look Forward to Frexit

Sputnik News 08.04.2016
A new poll conducted by French online magazine Causeur has found that Euroskepticism in France is growing, and that one in three French look forward to France's exit from the European Union; moreover, 53 percent of respondents said that they were opposed to France's continued membership in the Schengen area.
More http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160408/1037711703/france-eu-exit-poll.html
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC)
Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak

Craig Murray 3 Apr, 2016
Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.
Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results. In consequence the first major story, published today by the Guardian, is all about Vladimir Putin and a cellist on the fiddle. As it happens I believe the story and have no doubt Putin is bent.
But why focus on Russia? Russian wealth is only a tiny minority of the money hidden away with the aid of Mossack Fonseca. In fact, it soon becomes obvious that the selective reporting is going to stink.
The Suddeutsche Zeitung, which received the leak, gives a detailed explanation of the methodology the corporate media used to search the files. The main search they have done is for names associated with breaking UN sanctions regimes. The Guardian reports this too and helpfully lists those countries as Zimbabwe, North Korea, Russia and Syria. The filtering of this Mossack Fonseca information by the corporate media follows a direct western governmental agenda. There is no mention at all of use of Mossack Fonseca by massive western corporations or western billionaires – the main customers. And the Guardian is quick to reassure that “much of the leaked material will remain private.”
What do you expect? The leak is being managed by the grandly but laughably named “International Consortium of Investigative Journalists”, which is funded and organised entirely by the USA’s Center for Public Integrity. Their funders include
Ford Foundation
Carnegie Endowment
Rockefeller Family Fund
W K Kellogg Foundation
Open Society Foundation (Soros)
among many others. Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism. The dirty secrets of western corporations will remain unpublished.
More https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/04/corporate-media-gatekeepers-protect-western-1-from-panama-leak/
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:30 pm (UTC)
No US Names in Panama Papers Leak- Why Not?

EoinH April 3, 2016
The Panama Papers leak is still in its infancy, but one thing is clear: the largest data leak in the history of investigative journalism promises to have repercussions for the rich and powerful around the world. Already, leaders in Iceland and Russia are facing questions about their use of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to squirrel their money away in offshore dummy corporations. And there is more information coming.
But one country has been absent from the discussion: the United States of America. No American politicians have been named (yet) in the leak. Is this because, to paraphrase media critic Adam Johnson, American politicians are “pure and good and incorruptible?”
The United States is pure and good and incorruptible. pic.twitter.com/Xo9LEuCavF
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) April 3, 2016

Unlikely. What’s more probable is that US- Panamanian relations over the 39 years that MF has existed have contributed to a culture where Americans do not feel comfortable storing their ill-gotten gains in the Central American country.
Mossack Fonseca was formed in 1977 by Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca. The two Panamanians formed the company as a provider of shell corporations to the rich and powerful around the world.
1977 was also the year that the US and Panama signed the Torrijos–Carter Treaties, which provided for the transfer of the Panama Canal from US sovereignty to Panamanian. The treaty was decried in some right wing circles of the US as an abdication of US territory and the treaty’s actual purpose was murky at best.
In other words, 1977 was not the peak of good US-Panamanian relations. It is doubtful that anyone wanting to shield their finances from the IRS would have chosen a country under intense scrutiny from elements within the US government.
Further, Panama’s leadership from 1977 until 1989 was dominated by a military dictatorship. In 1989, the US invaded Panama to depose former CIA asset Manuel Noriega, who had ceased to be useful for his patrons in Washington. Storing cash, data, and legal information in a country that could easily become the target of a US intervention was not a prudent move.
More http://eoinhiggins.com/no-us-names-in-panama-papers-leak-why-not/
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
The Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich

By Marian Wilkinson and Ali Russell
April 4, 2016
It's the shadowy world of secret international finance and tax avoidance.
"What we're looking at here is really a parallel universe."
This Four Corners investigation will reveal how the rich and powerful exploit the system.
"What this really says is a lot about the system itself and how broke the system is and how crazy the whole thing is."
Our reporter Marian Wilkinson follows the money trail and it's worth trillions of dollars.
"I was on their immigration stop list. But we've gotten in." Marian Wilkinson, Reporter
The Panama Papers: Secrets of the Super Rich, reported by Marian Wilkinson and presented by Sarah Ferguson, goes to air on Monday 4th April at 8.30pm EST. It is replayed on Tuesday 5th April at 10.00am and Wednesday 6th at 11pm. It can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners. #PanamaPapers
This story was produced in collaboration with Suddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Vid http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/04/04/4434529.htm
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC)
Behind the Curtain: Who is Really Managing the Panama Papers Leak

Sputnik News 08.04.2016
Who is behind the Panama Papers leak and who is funding the coverage of the issue? There is something fishy about the Western media campaign that has been triggered by the disclosure, experts say.
On April 3, Suddeutsche Zeitung ('South German Newspaper') published a report based on the leaked documents of the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca that cast light on the alleged involvement of prominent political figures and their associates from around the globe in shadow tax evasion schemes.
However, the first thing that caught everyone's eye was Vladimir Putin's name, and face, used literary as a "selling point" for the Panama Papers by the US and European media, despite the fact that in reality the name of the Russian President hadn't been mentioned in the leaked documents.
It is also strange that as of yet, no American clients of Mossack Fonseca have been named, despite the fact that "there are at least 441 clients, 3,072 companies, 211 beneficiaries and 3,467 US-based shareholders of the Panamanian law firm," according to financial blog Zero Hedge.
More: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160408/1037713152/panamapapers-us-usaid-soros-finance.html
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)

Russia Insider
Best Friends Forever: Turkey Removes 'al-Qaeda in Syria' From Terror List

Net News Global
TransCanada Shuts Down Keystone Over Potential Oil Leak in US
Ten Percent of Global Military Budget Would End World Poverty and Hunger
MFA Russia
#Churkin:Turkish city of Gaziantep is centre for smuggling of Syria cultural heritage items
The 'Nimr' Tiger
FSA has used the ceasefire in Aleppo to reorganize & incorporate itself with Nusra, jointly shelling civilians & initiating large offensives
Achieve a very important : American snipers in Syria #Kevin Dawes #bellingcrap

Tactical Things
Andrew Pierce
Now there is to be an official inquiry into delay in Chilcott report. Don't need an inquiry. Answer is: Tony Blair
Panama Papers leak leads to ‘largest protest’ in Iceland’s history (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
‘Who’s funding this?’ CIA & MI5 whistleblowers question credibility of Panama Papers coverage
If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead

Press TV
California students disrupt Israeli mayor’s speech
Conflicting reports about fate of abducted workers in Syria

Activist Post
Truly EPIC New Info on Fighting Cancer
Ex-CIA Agent Comes Clean on Syria: Obama Allowed for the Creation of ISIS
Mother Charged with Child Neglect, Could Lose Her Children for Having them Walk to School

Libya 360°
Chemical Weapons Used Against Civilians in Sheikh Maqsoud

FSB busts #ISIS-linked cell with explosives planning terror attack in southern #Russia http://on.rt.com/79ig
5 facts about Jaysh al-Islam, group that used chem weapons in Syria
Germany suffers from disastrous drop in exports
British Army’s ‘disappearing hitmen’ used legal loophole to fight in Yemen

Carlos Martinez
#AwkwardMoment when Daily Mail (1930s supporter of Hitler) smears life-long anti-racist campaigners as "antisemitic"

Révolutions Info
Military proposes more special forces in Syria - WPTZ

Enrique Ferro
Panama dilemma: Washington doesn’t know if leak was ‘theft,’ but approves of ‘independent journos’
William Hodge
A small #OligarchyOfWealth can not forever rule a large #lowerclass descending into #Poverty without using force.

Raja Chemayel
"So, I've asked for everyone who doesn't have offshore investments to get together...guys? Guys?"

Delic #BDS
Sanders: Settlements are illegal and Israel slaughtered 'innocents' in Gaza
#BoycottIsrael even If your goverment won't. You shouldn't do business with warcriminals. #bds #BoycottVolvo
-@VolvoCar_SA @volvocarsglobal
-Swiss engineering is used to kill off a generation of people who survives #Apartheid
The BBC is more busy reporting about Assad´s rich cousin than about Cameron´s father.
The Independent
Edward Snowden urges the British public to 'rise up' and force Cameron to resign

Libya 360°
Syrian Front: Syrian Forces Now Control Over 500 Settlements, Most of the Country
[Hurry up, so there is no reason for Obama to be used to send troops.]
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
The Empire Strikes Back

Craig Murray 7 Apr, 2016
If you argue a case strongly on the internet you must expect to receive robust argument back. Plus the odd insult. There has been plenty of both in reaction to my posts about corporate media control of access to the data in the Panama Papers. But I believe it is fair to say that the overwhelming public feeling I have picked up through monitoring online discussion worldwide, is that the full data should be made available online in searchable form so that the public can look through it and form their own conclusions.
I wish to address in a little more depth the arguments which have been raised.
Several people have argued with my reference to “corporate media”, as the consortium includes state organisations such as the BBC. My response to that is that the BBC has become in the last few years a mouthpiece for state propaganda with no effective independence of government, and that the politicians are very much in the pocket of the corporations who fund them. The BBC therefore promotes corporate interests just as much as those outlets directly owned by corporate interests. It is simply a question of direct or indirect control.
The key point is that access to the Panama data has been restricted in accordance with a media order which is decades out of date. It ignores citizen journalism. The only online based platforms given access are the billionaire owned Huffington Post and Craigslist. Nowadays people prefer to find things for themselves.
This ostensibly sympathetic article from Richard Smith illustrates the problem rather well. It is one of trust. Do we trust the – let me use a neutral word – established media to filter the information and decide what we are permitted to see? My answer is no, I do not trust them. I know many mainstream journalists and the vast majority of them are interested in pleasing their paymasters and advancing their careers. Very few and vanishingly less are disinterested promoters of truth.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC)
Garda: Canada’s “Blackwater”.The World’s Largest Privately held Security Firm

By Yves Engler
Global Research, April 08, 2016
Dissident Voice 7 April 2016
Last week students at L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) disrupted a board meeting after learning administrators planned to sign a $50 million, seven-year, contract with security giant GardaWorld. Protesters are angry the administration has sought to expel student leaders and ramp up security at the politically active campus as they cut programs.
The world’s largest privately held security firm, Garda is open about its need for repressive university, business and political leaders. The Montréal firm’s chief executive, Stephan Cretier, called the 2012 Québec student strike “positive” for business. “Naturally, when there’s unrest somewhere – the Egyptian election or some disruption here in Quebec or a labour disruption somewhere – unfortunately it’s usually good for business.”
But, that’s not half of it. A 2014 Canadian Business profile described Garda’s business as “renting out bands of armed men to protect clients working in some of the Earth’s most dangerous outposts.” Garda operates in Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Algeria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and elsewhere.
Established in 1995, the early 2000s invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan propelled Garda’s international growth. With financing from Québec’s Caisse de dépôt pension fund, by 2007 they had as many as 5,000 employees in the region.
While US militarism boosts its profits, the company has deflected criticism with a noble Canadian shield. When four Garda employees were kidnapped (and later killed) in 2007, the head of the company claimed its private soldiers in Iraq were “perceived differently because we’re Canadian.” Of course, he didn’t mention if Iraqis shot by unaccountable mercenaries feel that way on discovering the bullets were fired by an employee of a Canadian firm.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/garda-canadas-blackwater-the-worlds-largest-privately-held-security-firm/5519365
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
WikiLeaks Exposes IMF Plan of Financial Terror to Force Government Compliance

Activist Post April 4, 2016
WikiLeaks has once again exposed how supranational organizations create artificial crises in an effort to advance the Western corporate-political elites geostrategic goals, as revealed in the transcript of a teleconference, which took place on March 19, 2016, between top International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials.
The striking conversation reveals IMF officials implying that the threat of an imminent financial disaster was necessary to force other stakeholders into accepting the IMF’s “measures” such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions. However, a June 23 referendum will essentially freeze European decision-making at an extremely critical moment – potentially risking greater political destabilization, but also giving the organization greater leverage.
The transcript of the teleconference between Poul Thomsen, the head of the IMF’s European Department, and Delia Velkouleskou, the IMF Mission Chief for Greece, exposed the fact that the IMF is anticipating a potential Greek bailout default that would occur in concert with UK’s ‘Brexit’ referendum on EU membership.
The discussion shows the IMF strategizing about telling Germany that they will abandon the Troika (composed of the IMF, European Commission and the European Central Bank) if the European Commission and the IMF fail to reach a Greek debt relief agreement in an effort to force compliance.
The leak clearly establishes the IMF linking the Greek issue with UK referendum, creating a dynamic of increased risk of more widespread political destabilization in the EU, as noted by Bloomberg.
The IMF officials said a threat of an imminent financial disaster was necessary to force a “decision point,” leveraging German Chancellor Angela Merkel on debt relief and Greece into accepting IMF “measures” against pensions and working conditions, according to the transcript.
The UK referendum was said to add a complication that needed to be negotiated around – delaying a possible “moment of truth” until after the June 23 Brexit vote.
This leaked transcript lays out the IMF plan to utilize Greece as a pawn to force German Chancellor Angela Merkel into accepting the position of the IMF at a crucial point after the ‘Brexit’ referendum.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2016/04/wikileaks-exposes-imf-plan-of-financial-terror-to-force-government-compliance.html
clothcapclothcap on April 9th, 2016 06:00 pm (UTC)
Just got back. Had an interesting conversation with a cancer survivor.
Has anyone ever done a cost benefit analysis on radio-chemo treatment?
People get an "extra 3 months or years" so the sales pitch goes. Some research shows a large percentage of people persuaded to use the rad-chem route didn't have cancer to start with or had a cancer that was treatable by KNOWN and PROVEN permanent cures that don't kill the sufferer, legal cures, usually involve the person changing their lifestyle.
Why would doctors treat people like that, fellow humans they treat as less than animals?
Seems that the prevalent ideology is that money is god in this life. That has been corrupted to currency, i.e. worthless bank paper is god (for so long as the currency producers own the politicians such as Cameron and Osborne).
Cannabis is a cancer cure. It is kept illegal, as a herb that has pleasure associated with it. It also decreases productivity. It also increases intelligence. (What???? Yup. It increases new brain cell production.)
As a boss of a corporation I would not want an employee to know about the benefits of the herb. I persuade politicians to demonize getting pleasure from the herb and keep it criminalized.
Knowing about the pharm. benefits of the herb, as the boss of a for profit pharms company I definitely do not want anyone to know that the herb cures cancer, avoids Alzheimer's and helps control uncontrollable and unpredictable anger, just a few of the many benefits of the weed.
As a corn grower in the US I definitely do not want people to know that cannabis plants produce 20 times as much ethanol (bio fuel) as the same land that corn uses, using less water and no fertilisers (no Monsanto RoundUp glyphosphate) because it produces 3 crops in one season.
The US constitution fairy tale is written on hemp paper. Were it written on wood pulp it would be near to dust now.
Then there is curcumin, commonly found in turmeric. Shhh. It is used extensively in curry. In India there is far less cancer than in Western, zio-controlled countries, shhh. The main one is throat cancer. I'm working to understand why curcumin avoids the other cancers and not that one. Best reasoning says it is likely tobacco so curcumin doesn't look like a panacea, and if so I've been wrong to say that tobacco isn't a trigger for cancer, only causes heart disease.

How about if a cannabis - curcumin mix avoided and or cured all? That would be a wow. Without the assistance of billions to private bank accounts in the pharm and charity industries.

Walking as an exercise produces the strongest immune system booster, glutathione. It is the immune system that defeats cancer continuously in a healthy body. A healthy immune system doesn't give cancer a chance.

Still thinking inside the box.

Food additives and food source net mass enhancers. Anti-biotics given to animals used for meat to increase their body weight depletes in us that eat the meat our resistance to viruses by increasing the body's resistance to anti-biotics.

Female hormones given to food animals to increase meat mass and milk production decreases testosterone production in human consumers making males less aggressive and more attentive to their looks, and increases oestrogen tolerance in females making them overweight in many cases.

Would be nice if the aggressive ActiPo lady who really doesn't like what is going down picked up on this.

Edited at 2016-04-10 10:23 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 9th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)

Personally, I'd like to know where the planet fatalists got their education.
clothcapclothcap on April 9th, 2016 09:27 pm (UTC)
Jimmy Savile Was A Zionist

Cameron is a zionist.

Wake up.
clothcapclothcap on April 10th, 2016 02:05 am (UTC)
How The Jews Took Great Britain
Insert 'false' where applicable.

Articles May Be Reproduced Only With Authorship of Br Nathanael Kapner [Cheers mate. You became a capitalist?]
Real Jew News
IT ALL STARTED with The Edict of Expulsion of 1290 AD.
The Jews would have us believe that their expulsion from England by Edward I (reigned 1272-1307) was due to their money lending endeavors. The real reason was due to the Jews’ crime of blood ritual murders.
The Orthodox Christian historian of the 5th Century, Socrates Scholasticus, in his Ecclesiastical History, 7:16, recounts an incident about Jews killing a Christian child:
— “At a place near Antioch in Syria, the Jews, in derision of the Cross and those who put their trust in the Crucified One, seized a Christian boy, and having bound him to a cross they made, began to sneer at him. In a little while becoming so transported with fury, they scourged the child until he died under their hands.” —
Here are a few examples which led to the English expulsion of the Jews in 1290 AD:
1144 A.D. Norwich: A twelve year-old boy was crucified and his side pierced at the Jewish Passover. His body was found in a sack hidden in a tree. A converted Jew to Christianity named Theobald of Cambridge informed the authorities that the Jews took blood every year from a Christian child because they thought that only by so doing could they ever return to Palestine. The boy has ever since been known as St. William.

1160 A.D. Gloucester: The body of a child named Harold was found in the river with the wounds of crucifixion.

1255 A.D. Lincoln: A boy named Hugh was tortured and crucified by the Jews. The boy’s mother found the body in a well on the premises of a Jew named Jopin. 18 Jews were hanged for the crime by King Henry III.

1290 A.D. Oxford: The Patent Roll 18 Of Edward I, 21st June 1290 contains an order for the Gaol delivery of a Jew named Isaac de Pulet for the murder and blood letting of a Christian boy. Only one month after this, King Edward I issued his decree expelling the Jews from England.
(See Sources #1 Below )

Edited at 2016-04-10 02:06 am (UTC)