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15 May 2016 @ 02:25 pm
Propaganda (deception) is illegal in peacetime  
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No-one is prosecuted. The justice system is corrupt and broken

Anatomy Of A Propaganda Blitz - Part 1
Post 12 May 2016 By Editor

We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction of establishment enemies.
Below, we will examine five key components of an effective propaganda campaign of this kind.

1: Dramatic New Evidence

A propaganda blitz is often launched on the back of 'dramatic new evidence' signifying that an establishment enemy should be viewed as uniquely despicable and targeted with 'action'.

The Blair government's infamous September 2002 dossier on Iraqi WMD contained four mentions of the claim that Iraq was able to deploy WMD against British citizens within 45 minutes of an order being given. But senior intelligence officials revealed that the original 45-minutes claim referred to the length of time it might have taken the Iraqis to fuel and fire a Scud missile or rocket launcher. The original intelligence said nothing about whether Iraq possessed the chemical or biological weapons to use in these weapons. The government had turned a purely hypothetical danger into an immediate and deadly threat.

In 2011, it was claimed that the Libyan government was planning a massacre in Benghazi, exactly the kind of action that Gaddafi knew could trigger Western 'intervention'. Investigative journalist Gareth Porter commented:

'When the Obama administration began its effort to overthrow Gaddafi, it did not call publicly for regime change and instead asserted that it was merely seeking to avert mass killings that administration officials had suggested might approach genocidal levels. But the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which had been given the lead role in assessing the situation in Libya, found no evidence to support such fears and concluded that it was based on nothing more than "speculative arguments".'

In 2013, the Syrian government was said to have launched a chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Damascus, just as UN chemical weapons experts were visiting the city. It was claimed that Assad had ordered the crossing of Obama's very clear 'red line' for 'intervention' – a war that would have destroyed the Syrian government and quite possibly resulted in Assad's violent death. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported on the Ghouta attack:

'The quick announcement that Bashar al-Assad did it is simply not true.'

Western dissidents are subject to continuous smears but also full-on propaganda blitzes of this kind.

In 2012, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the corporate media rose up as one to denounce him as a vile 'narcissist' and buffoon. Always 'controversial', journalists now presented Assange as a fully-fledged hate figure.

In 2013, a single comment in an interview caused large numbers of journalists across the 'spectrum' to conclude that Russell Brand – then promoting a vocal form of anti-corporate dissent - was a 'vicious sexist', 'narcissist' and 'idiot'. The intensity of the attacks on him, which are ongoing, eventually resulted in Brand withdrawing from the public eye.

It is hardly in doubt that Assange, Brand and others are being targeted by state-corporate propagandists because they are challenging state-corporate power. How else can we explain the fact that criticism of the many hundreds of journalists and MPs who have repeatedly agitated and voted for wars that have wrecked whole countries is off the agenda? It is not even that criticism of Assange, Brand and co is disproportionate; there is very often no criticism at all of people who have brought death, injury and displacement to literally millions of human beings. But when Brand joked about his then girlfriend: 'When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me', these words were viewed as infinitely more deserving of vicious attack right across the media 'spectrum' than political actions destroying whole countries.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also, of course, been subject to a relentless, almost surreal, year-long propaganda campaign. As we will see in Part 2, this has most recently taken the form of accusations that 'Labour now seems to be a party that attracts antisemites like flies to a cesspit.'

Propaganda blitzes are fast-moving attacks intended to inflict maximum damage. State-corporate propagandists know that media attention will quickly move on from the claim of 'dramatic new evidence', so the durability of the claim is not a key concern. Marginalised media blogs and rare 'mainstream' articles may quickly expose the hype, but most corporate media will not notice and will not learn the lesson that similar claims should be received with extreme caution in future. A prime example was the campaign justifying war on Libya in 2011, which faced minimal corporate media scepticism just eight years after the obvious deception on Iraq.

2: Emotional Tone And Intensity

A crucial component of the propaganda blitz is the tone of political and corporate commentary, which is always vehement, even hysterical. High emotion is used to suggest a level of deep conviction fuelling intense moral outrage.

The rationale is clear enough: insanity aside, in ordinary life outrage of this kind is usually a sign that someone has good reason to be angry. People generally do not get extremely angry in the presence of significant doubt. So the message to the public is that there is no doubt. Thus the eruptions of moral outrage demanding that 'something must be done' to 'save' Libya and Syria from impending massacre (delivered by journalists blithely indifferent to the consequences of their earlier moral outrages, for example in Iraq). Thus the talk of 'The fascists at the poisoned heart of Labour' with their 'chilling' race hatred.

3: Manufacturing 'Consensus'

A third component of a propaganda blitz is the appearance of informed consensus. The dramatic claim, delivered with certainty and outrage, is typically repeated right across the political and media 'spectrum'. This cross-'spectrum' 'consensus' generates the impression that 'everyone knows' that the propaganda claim is rooted in reality. This is why the myth of a media 'spectrum' is so vital.

While a demonising propaganda blitz may arise from rightist politics and media, the propaganda coup de grace with the power to end public doubt comes from the 'left-liberal' journalists at the Guardian, the Independent, the BBC and Channel 4. Again, the logic is clear: if even celebrity progressive journalists – people famous for their principled stands and colourful socks – join the denunciations, then there must be something to the claims. At this point, it actually becomes difficult to doubt it.

Thus, in 2002, it was declared 'a given' by the Guardian that Iraq still retained WMD that might be a threat, despite the fact that both claims were easily refutable.

In 2007, George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian: 'I believe that Iran is trying to acquire the bomb.' In October 2011, Monbiot wrote of Nato's war on Libya: 'I feel the right thing has been happening for all the wrong reasons.' At a crucial time in August 2013, Monbiot affirmed: 'Strong evidence that Assad used CWs [chemical weapons] on civilians.' He subsequently wrote in the Guardian of the Assad government's 'long series of hideous crimes, including the use of chemical weapons'.

News of the killings of Syrian ministers in a bomb explosion were greeted by the Guardian's Owen Jones with: 'Adios, Assad (I hope).' Jones tweeted that 'this is a popular uprising, not arriving on the back of Western cruise missiles, tanks and bullets'. As was clear then and is indisputable now, Jones was wrong – the West, directly and via regional allies, has played a massive role in the violence. As if reading from the Nato playbook, Jones added:

'I'm promoting the overthrow of illegitimate and brutal dictatorships by their own people to establish democracies.'

This is why the mythology of the 'liberal-left' Guardian and Independent with their handful of noisy, tub-thumping progressives is so important and why we work so hard to challenge it. It is why expressions of progressive support for the Guardian – with occasional articles appearing by Noam Chomsky and others, and with Russell Brand, for example becoming a 'Guardian partner' – are so important.

The public is not for one moment fooled by a hard-right consensus. Agreement must appear to have been reached among 'all right-thinking people', including the 'lefties' at the Guardian.

4: Demonising Dissent

To challenge a propaganda blitz is to risk becoming a target of the blitz. Dissidents can be smeared as 'useful idiots', 'apologists', 'genocide deniers'. Anyone who even questioned the campaigns targeting Julian Assange and Russell Brand risked being labelled a 'sexist', a 'misogynist' and, in the case of Assange, a 'rape apologist'. Even as this media alert was being written, Oliver Kamm of The Times once again tweeted that Media Lens has 'long espoused genocide denial, misogyny & xenophobia'.

In fact we have been accused of supporting, or apologising for, everyone from Stalin to Milosevic, from the Iranian Ayatollahs to the North Korean dictatorship, Assad, Gaddafi, Saddam and so on. It seems we are so deranged that we support completely contradictory political and religious movements and beliefs, even enemies who despise each other. This may be a function of our swivel-eyed hatred of the West, or perhaps because we are challenging state-corporate media bias.

When moral outrage is directed at people challenging a propaganda blitz, reputations can be easily and irreparably damaged. The public can be left with a vague sense that the target is 'dodgy', almost morally unhygienic. The smear can last for the rest of a person's career and life.

5: Timing and Strange Coincidences

The 'dramatic new evidence' fuelling a propaganda blitz often seems to surface at the worst possible time for the establishment target. On one level, this might seem absurdly coincidental – why, time after time, would the Official Enemy do the one thing most likely to trigger invasion, bombing, electoral disaster, and so on, at exactly the wrong time?

But remember, we are talking about 'bad guys' who, as everyone knows, are famously perverse. It is part of the Dr. Evil mind-set to strut provocatively and laugh in the face of disaster. Idiotic, blindly self-destructive behaviour is what being a 'bad guy' is all about. So the implausibly perfect timing may actually help persuade the public to think: 'This guy really is a nutcase. He's absolutely asking for it!' Much 'journalism' covering Official Enemies is about suggesting they are comically, in fact cartoonishly, foolish in exactly this way.

We have no doubt that, with sufficient resources, media analysts could easily prove that propaganda blitzes consistently arise with impeccable timing just ahead of key votes at the UN, in parliament and in elections.

In November 2002, before the UN vote on Resolution 1441, which 'set the clock ticking' for war, the Blair regime began issuing almost daily warnings of imminent terror threats against UK ferries, the Underground, and major public events. In 2003, Blair actually surrounded Heathrow airport with tanks - an action said to be in response to increased terrorist 'chatter' warning of a 'missile threat', of which nothing more was subsequently heard. Even the Guardian editors expressed scepticism about this sudden flood of 'threats':

'It cannot be ruled out that Mr Blair may have political reasons for talking up the sense of unease, in order to help make the case for a war against Iraq that is only backed by one voter in three.' (Leading article, 'Gloom in Guildhall,' The Guardian, November 12, 2002)

John Pilger cited a former intelligence officer who described the government's terror warnings as 'a softening up process' ahead of the Iraq war and 'a lying game on a huge scale'. (Pilger, 'Lies, damned lies and government terror warnings,' Daily Mirror, December 3, 2002) In fact, Blair was perpetrating a form of psychological terrorism on his own people.

Likewise, atrocity claims from Syria clearly peaked as the US drew closer to war in the summer of 2013. After Obama chose not to bomb, it was extraordinary to see the BBC's daily front page atrocity claims suddenly dry up.

In 2012, the pro-Assad 'shabiha' militia became globally infamous when they were blamed for the May 2012 Houla massacre in Syria. In September 2014, Lexis found that in the preceding three years, the 'shabiha' had been mentioned in 933 UK national newspaper articles. But in the twelve months from September 2013 to September 2014 – a time when Western crosshairs shifted away from Assad towards Islamic State - there were just 28 mentions of 'shabiha' (Media Lens search, September 15, 2014). In the last year, Nexis finds just 12 articles mentioning the terms 'Syria' and 'shabiha' in the entire UK national press.

Similarly, in Part 2, we will see how a propaganda blitz targeting Jeremy Corbyn coincided perfectly to damage his chances ahead of local elections in the UK.

In combination, the 'dramatic new evidence', moral outrage and apparently wide consensus, generate several important impacts.

Most people have little idea about the status of WMD in Iraq, about Gaddafi's intentions and actions in Libya, or what Corbyn thinks about anti-semitism. Given this uncertainty, it is hardly surprising that the public is impressed by an explosion of moral outrage from so many political and media 'experts'.

Expressions of intense hatred targeting 'bad guys' and their 'apologists' persuade members of the public to keep their heads down. They know that even declaring mild scepticism, even requesting clarification, can cause the giant state-corporate Finger of Blame to be cranked around in their direction. Perhaps they, too, will be declared 'supporters of tyranny', 'apologists for genocide denial', 'sexists' and 'racists'. The possibility of denunciation is highly intimidating and potentially disastrous for anyone dependent on corporate employment or sponsorship. Corporations, notably advertisers, hate to be linked to any kind of unsavoury 'controversy'. It is notable how 'celebrities' with potentially wide public outreach very often stay silent.

It is easy to imagine that people will often prefer to decide that the issue is not that important to them, that they don't know that much about it – not enough to risk getting into trouble. And, as discussed, they naturally imagine that professional journalists have access to a wealth of information and expertise – best to just keep quiet. This is the powerful and disastrous chilling effect of a fast-moving propaganda blitz.

Propaganda And Climate Change

The most devastating impact, however, is on the public perception of threats.

A series of propaganda blitzes have taught the public to associate an alarming situation with a unified eruption of concern and outrage right across party politics and media. This is a problem because genuine threats that do not trigger a propaganda blitz naturally appear to be far less urgent and threatening than they really are. And this is exactly what has happened with climate change.

Despite the endlessly and ominously tumbling records for temperature and extreme weather events – see here and here - despite increasingly urgent attempts to warn the public of a very real 'climate emergency', scientists are not close to being able to match the kind of alarm generated by a propaganda blitz.

These campaigns are rooted in vast power and resources defending establishment greed. They are motivated by the need to remove obstacles to power and profit, to control natural resources, to justify bloated arms budgets ('socialism for the rich'). Naturally, then, a propaganda blitz is not triggered by a threat requiring action that will harm these same elite interests.

As the state-corporate response to climate change makes very clear, propaganda blitzes are not really about averting 'threats'. It is tragicomic indeed to see high state officials and corporate media commentators endlessly emphasising 'security concerns' while doing little or nothing to address the truly existential threat of climate change. It is simply the wrong kind of threat requiring the wrong kind of action!

The result is that the climate emergency is felt by the public to be a medium-sized, manageable problem surrounded by uncertainty. A YouGov survey in January found that the 'British public is far more concerned about the threat posed by population growth than it is about climate change.' The case for dramatic new evidence has been made, but the emotional intensity, consensus and denunciation of climate denier 'dissidents' – for once, all justifiable - are lacking.

This is an awesome price to pay for corporate domination of politics and media. It seems the ultimate victims of propaganda will be the propagandists themselves and the public deceived by them.

In Part 2, we will see how a recent propaganda blitz aimed at Corbyn fits the pattern outlined above.

DE

Source Media Lens http://www.medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2016/818-anatomy-of-a-propaganda-blitz-part-1.html
H/t http://globalresearch.ca

 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on May 15th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)


The Chilcott inquiry shows the establishment goes to extreme lengths to politically control the release of information that is harmful to the establishment or that incriminates anything from favoured individuals to whole parties, to whole countries.

The establishment controls the justice system for their own benefit, not the public's.

Edited at 2016-05-16 08:39 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 04:17 am (UTC)
Corbyn's Millions - Blair's Millions

Media Lens 20 April 2016 By Editor
While 'social media' like Facebook and Twitter are forms of corporate media, it is unarguable that they and other web-based outlets have helped empower a serious challenge to traditional print and broadcast journalism. For the first time in history, uncompromised non-corporate voices are able to instantly challenge the filtered 'mainstream' version of events. This certainly helps explain the rise of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Podemos in Spain, and now Bernie Sanders in the US.
A key lesson learned by many people over the last few years is that supposedly neutral corporate media in fact have an unlimited capacity for finding fault with the actions and opinions of perceived enemies of elite power, just as they have an unlimited capacity for pardoning loyal servants.
The point was emphasised by an April 12 article in the Telegraph titled:
'Jeremy Corbyn's £3million state-funded salary and pension revealed.'
Telegraph journalists Kate McCann and Steven Swinford found great and damning significance in the fact that:
'Jeremy Corbyn has made more than £3million from the state in the past 30 years, according to official records. The Labour leader has made more than £1.5million in salary as an MP and will benefit from a generous £1.6million pension when he retires.'
The Telegraph quoted 'A senior backbench Labour MP', who said the scale of his earnings 'was "remarkable" in the wake of Mr Corbyn's criticism of David Cameron over his own tax affairs'.
In fact, Corbyn had earned the equivalent of a £45,000 a year salary. This, we were to believe, was a scandal. Former Guardian journalist Jonathan Cook commented:
'In other words, this is a complete non-story. He's an MP and he received the benefits due an MP. If there's a problem with that, then the Telegraph ought to be campaigning against MPs' salaries.'
As Cook noted, the Telegraph thereby revealed 'it is just a propaganda sheet for the business class':
'The only scandal here is that the Telegraph can write a story like this and still be considered a newspaper rather than a muck-raking comic. This example may be extreme, but behind it lie the same motives of class-interest that have driven the hundreds of other hatchet jobs on Corbyn over the past year, published in every British newspaper including supposedly liberal publications like the Guardian.'
The good news is that this 'mainstream' backlash - Sanders has received identical treatment in the US press - has also been exposed by media activists, further demolishing corporate media credibility.
The Lawyer Who Tried To Halt The Iraq War
While Corbyn is smeared for everything he does and does not do, Tony Blair continues to be presented as a respectable source on Iraq, Libya and Syria, and indeed on Corbyn. Guardian assistant editor, Michael White, wrote last week:
'Top military/civilian brass will share Chilcot's blame for Iraq failures, as I have warned Blair baiters for years'
We asked White what he meant by 'Blair baiters'. He replied:
'"What's a Blair baiter?" You could start by reading a blog, by chance it has the same name as yours. Then try Murdoch press'
As White's comment suggests, Blair apologism remains a fixture at the Guardian where 'Teflon Tony' has long been revered as a hero. Last summer, the Guardian repeatedly gave him space to attack Corbyn. Blair wrote:
'The party is walking eyes shut, arms outstretched, over the cliff's edge to the jagged rocks below. This is not a moment to refrain from disturbing the serenity of the walk on the basis it causes "disunity". It is a moment for a rugby tackle if that were possible.'
The Guardian strongly supported Blair's smears, for example here and here.
The significance of the Guardian's efforts to rehabilitate Blair is emphasised by an April 14 piece in the Financial Times titled: 'Sarosh Zaiwalla, the lawyer who tried to halt the war in Iraq.'
Zaiwalla's CV is sprinkled with famous names: Tony Blair and Saddam Hussein among them. The FT reports:
'With the second [2003] Iraq war brewing, Zaiwalla might have played a pivotal role in scotching it. "We had a good chance of saving a million lives and almost $3.5tn," he says.'
More http://www.medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2016/817-corbyn-s-millions-blair-s-millions.html
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 04:47 am (UTC)
America Threatens Russia: US-NATO Forces “Moving from a Training to a War Fighting Stance”

The USA: How To Make Them Give A Damn?
By Christopher Black
Global Research, May 13, 2016
New Eastern Outlook 12 May 2016
In a report published in the American journal, National Security News, on May 9th, the day of the celebration of the victory of Soviet and allied forces over the fascist forces in 1945, it was stated that, “in terms of the eastern threat-which is a reference to Russia-EUCOM (the American Forces European Command) will be moving from a training to a war fighting stance.”
The article continues, “this does not mean that the U.S. is planning a war with Russia, merely that it will shift its force structure in a manner aimed at deterring Moscow and defending NATO and European partners should Russian President Vladimir Putin attempt what he has done in Ukraine.”
Of course, the authors do not state what Russia “attempted in Ukraine,” because that phrase is a cover for the American arranged putsch that put in power the US puppet government in Kiev. That regime then attacked the peoples of the eastern Ukraine because they refused to accept the American backed coup against their democratically elected president and the crushing of their culture. And when Americans say that they “are not planning a war”, we know that is exactly what they are planning. What are the wars in Ukraine, in Syria, the destruction of Yugoslavia and Libya, but a part of the war against Russia?
The article then refers to the “deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Russia, and Moscow’s continuing “aggressive, belligerent actions against U.S. warships and aircraft in international spaces.” This, again, is code meaning that “Russia will not let us walk all over them in the Baltic, Ukraine, Syria or anywhere else.”
It confirms that preparations for war continue steadily, as I have related in previous articles, comparing the NATO build up of forces in the east of Europe to the build of German forces prior to the launching of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazis’ surprise attack on the Soviet Union, on June 21, 1941. The similarities mount with each passing month. The Russian government, well aware of what is happening, has responded with close surveillance of American combat ships entering the Baltic which threaten Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg and Russian access to the Atlantic. It has also created three new army divisions; two of which are to be placed on the western front facing NATO forces in Eastern Europe and one on the southern flank.
Just recently, the Americans transferred their top general in Korea, General Scaparotti to the command of American forces in Europe, replacing the bellicose General Breedlove. The change is more than routine or cosmetic since Breedlove was an air force officer. Scaparotti, even more bellicose than Breedlove, is an army combat general with experience in several US attacks on sovereign nations
His replacement in Korea, General Brooks.is also an army combat general who was deputy head of army operations in the attack on Iraq, and also has a record of being involved in American aggression against Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and the “war on terror” in the middle east, meaning the war on Iraq and Syria. Both these men are fighting generals, not office chair warmers. Their appointments suggest increased aggressive actions by the Americans on the Korean peninsular and on Russia’s borders. In fact on May 4th, the day he assumed command of the NATO forces in Europe, General Scaparotti stated that, “NATO needs to stay agile and ready to fight tonight.” Alarming words.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-threatens-russia-us-nato-forces-moving-from-a-training-to-a-war-fighting-stance/5524883
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:41 am (UTC)
Russia Blames ‘Foreign Interference’ for Brazil Coup

By Telesur
Global Research, May 13, 2016
Telesur 12 May 2016
The Russian Foreign Ministry spoke out Wednesday against the efforts to oust Rousseff, pinning the move on “foreign interference.”
“For Russia, Brazil is an important foreign partner in Latin America and the world,” added Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.
Russia and Brazil have an important relationship and are members of the influential BRICS group.
A 2015 document, reported in various Russian news agencies, addressed the possibility of U.S. intelligence agency involvement in the parliamentary coup against President Dilma Rousseff. “It is quite possible that the CIA is involved in the plan to stage riots in Brazil nationwide,” the Russian news outlets said in a 2015 report.
One article by Pravda explains that over the past few years, BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have become a significant geopolitical threat to the interests of the United States.
The report added that one of Washington’s biggest worries is Rousseff’s support for creating a new world reserve currency, as well as the threat BRICS poses to the U.S. dollar.
“The reasons, for which Washington wants to get rid of Dilma Rousseff, are easy to understand,” Sputnik wrote. “She signed the agreement about the establishment of the (BRICS) New Development Bank with the initial registered capital worth US$100 billion reserve fund, as well as additional US$100 billion.”
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-blames-foreign-interference-for-brazil-coup/5524980
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:43 am (UTC)
RT

OpIcarus: Anonymous hackers shut down Bank of England, call for ‘online revolution’
Published time: 13 May, 2016
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has launched cyber-attacks on major financial institutions across the world, including the Bank of England, in order to “start an online revolution.”
Hackers claimed to have taken down the Bank of England’s internal email server as part of an operation dubbed ‘OpIcarus.’
Mail.bankofengland.co.uk was down for part of Friday.
‘We will strike back’: Anonymous-style vid vows for revenge on ISIS after #BrusselsAttackshttps://t.co/4SA5yS29ivpic.twitter.com/wep20hmSxF
— RT (@RT_com) March 24, 2016
Hackers affiliated with Anonymous also claimed to have shut down several international banks over the past four days, including the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the central banks of Sweden, Myanmar and Laos.
A hacktivist who goes by the name ‘S1ege’ claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating they want to “start an online revolution” to retaliate against the “elite banking cartels putting the world in a perpetual state of chaos.”
More https://www.rt.com/uk/342958-opicarus-anonymous-bank-england/

Why so many Brits would be happy to quit UK for Russia
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/343092-brits-siberia-putin-land-poll/

Bayer reportedly interested in buying Monsanto
https://www.rt.com/business/342887-bayer-monsanto-bid-agriculture/
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:48 am (UTC)
The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

By Luciana Bohne
Global Research, May 14, 2016
CounterPunch 13 May 2016
Can we face it in this election season? America is a weapons factory, the White House a war room, and the president the manager of the neoliberal conspiracy to recolonize the planet. It exports war and mass poverty. On the economic front, usurious neoliberalism; on the military front, illegal wars. These are the trenches of America’s battle for world domination in the 21st century.
If not stopped, it will be a short century.
Since 1945, America’s Manifest Destiny, posing as the Free World’s Crusade against the Red Menace, has claimed 20 to 30 million lives worldwide and bombed one-third of the earth’s people. In the 19thcentury, America exterminated another kind of “red menace,” writing and shredding treaties, stealing lands, massacring, and herding Native populations into concentration camps (“Indian reservations”), in the name of civilizing the “savages.” By 1890, with the massacre of Lakota at Wounded Knee, the frontier land grab—internal imperialism– was over. There was a world to conquer, and America trained its exceptionally covetous eye on Cuba and the Philippines.
American external imperialism was born.
Then, something utterly dreadful happened in 1917—a successful social revolution in Russia, the second major after the French in 1789, to try to redistribute the wealth of the few to the advantage of the many. The rulers of the world—US, Britain, France and sundry acolytes—put aside their differences and united to stem the awful threat of popular democracy rising and spreading. They invaded Russia, fomented a civil war, funding and arming the counter-revolutionary forces, failed, and tried again in 1939. But Hitler’s war of extermination on the USSR ended in a spectacular victory for Moscow.
For a while, after 1945, the US had to behave as a civilized country, formally. It claimed that the USSR had a barbarian, all-conquering ideology, rooted in terror, disappearances, murder, and torture. By contrast, the US was the shining city on the hill, the beacon of hope for a “the free world.” Its shrine was the United Nations; its holy writ was international law; its first principle was the inviolability of the sovereignty of nations.
All this was rubbish, of course. It was an apartheid society. It nuked Japan not once but twice, deliberately selecting civilian targets. It shielded from justice top Nazi criminals to absorb them as partners in intelligence structures. It conducted virtual “show trials” against dissidents during the hysteria of the McCarthy congressional hearings, seeding the country with a harvest of fear. It waged a genocidal war on Vietnam to prevent independence and unification. It assassinated African independence leaders and bestowed fascist dictators on Latin America. It softly occupied Western Europe, tied it to itself through military “cooperation” in NATO, and it waged psy-op war on its opposition parties. Behind the civilized façade was a ruthless effort to take out the Soviet Union and crush self-determination in the colonial world.
By hook and by crook, the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, and America went berserk with triumphalism. Now, at last, the conquest of the world, interrupted in 1917, could resume. The global frontier reopened and America’s identity would be regenerated through violence, which had delivered the American West to the European invaders in the 19th century. The benign mask dropped. Behind it came a rider on a pale horse. According to the ideologically exulted, history had ended, ideologies had died, and the messianic mission of the US to become the steward of God’s property on earth could be fulfilled.
The “civilizing mission” was afoot.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-great-leap-backward-americas-illegal-wars-on-the-world/5525053
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:49 am (UTC)
US-NATO Supported Al Qaeda Nusra Militants Deploy Chemical Weapons Near Aleppo. Report

By South Front
Global Research, May 14, 2016
South Front
An al-Nusra Front detachment (more than 100 men) has arrived in Khan Tuman amid the rumors that the loyalists are going to launch the operation to liberate the town in the coming days. Artillery duels and firefights are ongoing in the area.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Al-Nusra militants have deployed chemical weapons near Syria’s city of Aleppo. Several trucks carrying self-made ammunition, armed with chlorine-based toxic agents, have arrived from the Idlib province to the northern outskirts of the Aleppo city.
On May 12, Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar as Sham units seized Jarjisah and Al-Zara in the north part of the Homs province, Syria. In the Alawite village of Al-Zara, they abducted a number of children and women, destroyed some houses and looted the locals’ property.
In the Al-Hasakah province, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized back from ISIS the village of Qashqash. The clashes were observed at Ziyanat as Kurdish units were advancing in the southern direction.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on May 12 that the Turkish armed forces are preparing to “clear” from terrorists the territory on the Syrian side of the border. According to media reports, the official reason of the act will be “difficulties in Kilis.” Erdogan blamed the allies that aren’t helping and noted that Ankara is ready to act by itself.
The original source of this article is South Front
Copyright © South Front, South Front, 2016
More, vid http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-blames-foreign-interference-for-brazil-coup/5524980
Source https://southfront.org/international-military-review-syria-may-13-2016/
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:51 am (UTC)
VIDEO: ISIS Supplied by NATO. Syria Captures Turkish “Aid Cargo” Heading to Daesh in Iraq

By Alalam
Global Research, May 14, 2016
ALALAM 14 May 2016
Syrian intelligence forces say that they have captured a haul of medical supplies near Aleppo that came from Turkey and was destined for Daesh terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
See video here.
http://en.alalam.ir/news/1817935
Youtube source Press TV
In a video released by Russia’s RT television network on Friday, Hussein al-Omar, a colonel in Syria’s Military Intelligence Directorate, said that the lorry, loaded with some 25 tons of medicine and hospital supplies, including a number of dialysis machines, had entered Syria from Turkey’s Bab al-Hawa international border crossing, located on Syria’s northwestern border with Turkey.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/video-isis-supplied-by-nato-syria-captures-turkish-aid-cargo-heading-to-daesh-in-iraq/5525089
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:52 am (UTC)
Did Israel Order the Assassination of Hezbollah Top Commander?

Hezbollah Blames Syrian Rebels for Top Commander’s Assassination; But Don’t You Believe It.
By Richard Silverstein
Global Research, May 14, 2016
Tikun Olam 14 May 2016
Here’s why: though Hezbollah usually is quite prompt and forthright when it’s commanders have been assassinated by Israelis in the past, this time is different. It’s hard to know why. But I have a few theories:
I’ve been reading the Twitter timeline of Elijah Magnier, who is one of the most astute observers of both Hezbollah and the Syrian conflict. He believes theassignment of blame to Syrian rebels is deliberate disinformation. I’m inclined to agree.
Israel has assassinated as much of the top Hezbollah leadership as it can over the years. It killed Abbas Musawi, the top leader who preceded Hassan Nasrallah. It assassinated Imad Mugniyeh and later, his son. It’s also assassinated Syrian generals and IRG commanders in Syria. That’s why you shouldn’t believe the nonsense the world media offers about Israel’s alleged neutrality in the Syria conflict.
When someone as senior as Mustafa Badreddine is assassinated, it doesn’t happen by coincidence and not via an artillery shell. It’s a deliberate, targeted assassination–well-planned and executed with sophisticated weaponry. There is only one power in the region capable of doing this, and with a history of doing it in the past: Israel.
By the way, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights noted that there had been no artillery shelling of the airport for days before the assassination there.
Magnier adds another tantalizing piece of information: that only 30 minutes before his murder, Badreddine met with Iran’s top IRG commander, Qassem Soleimani in the same location where he died. If so, whoever killed the Hezbollah commander likely knew Soleimani was there and chose not to kill him. If Israel did it, the reason would be clear: killing Iran’s top military commander would necessitate a huge Iranian response. It would threaten to destroy the Iran nuclear deal at the heart of Barack Obama’s legacy. If the U.S. knew about the plans for this attack (and given the NSA’s penetration of foreign intelligence services, including Israel’s, that’s entirely possible), it would warn Israel not to kill Soleimani. But it would not care about Badreddine, since he and Mugniyeh were instrumental in attacks against U.S. interests in Lebanon in 1982. In assassinating Osama bin Laden, Obama has shown not just willingness, but eagerness to murder Islamists who’ve killed Americans. In fact, it’s the worst aspect of the outgoing president’s legacy.
Ronen Bergman wrote in his NY Times Magazine portrait of Mugniyeh’s assassination that the NSA played a key role in intercepting the victim’s communications. That, in turn led to locating and targeting Mugniyeh, information fed to the Israelis which permitted them to kill him. I say, if it worked once before why wouldn’t both the CIA-NSA and Israel try it again?
If the U.S. was involved in this attack as well, it would explain why Soleimani wasn’t killed. Obama would move heaven and earth to prevent Israel from killing a figure as critical as him, given the disruptive consequences to Iran-western relations.
Why would Hezbollah release deliberately false information about the culprits? Because if they point the finger at Israel immediately, it will ratchet up pressure on them to respond. If they do not take revenge, their supporters and the world will think them weak and ineffectual. In the past, Hezbollah has been accused of mounting botched terror attacks in Asia, Africa and the Far East. It doesn’t want to be rushed when/if it responds. This cover gives them the time they need to decide how to respond and when.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/did-israel-order-the-assassination-of-hezbollah-top-commander/5525105
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 08:53 am (UTC)
No Surrender to Israel’s Bullying. False Accusations of Anti-semitism

By Ilan Pappe
Global Research, May 14, 2016
Al-Ahram Weekly 12 May 2016
Those in the comfort zone of the West should not give in to false accusations of anti-Semitism
There comes a time in a movement’s struggle when success is both a rewarding moment but also a very dangerous one. The apartheid regime in South Africa pursued its most vicious and lethal policies shortly before the fall of that regime. If you do not threaten an unjust regime or state and its supporters, it will ignore you and will see no need to confront you. If you hit the nail on the head, the reaction will come.
This is what has happened to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. This movement is the logical extension of the great work done by all the solidarity groups and committees working with Palestine.
It displays unwavering support for the Palestinian people through direct contact with authentic representatives of Palestinian communities inside and outside Palestine. Until recently, Israel deemed the BDS Movement as marginal and ineffective, and even some of Palestine’s friends in the West objected to BDS on the same grounds of its ineffectiveness.
Well, it seems the movement is now more effective than even its founders hoped for. This is not surprising as it represents a new zeitgeist in politics, as was manifested in the young electorate who voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the opposition Labour Party in the UK and for Bernie Sanders, a possible Democratic Party candidate in the forthcoming US presidential elections.
The desire for a cleaner, more moral politics that dares to challenge the neo-liberal set up of the economy and politics in the West brought these young people’s support for, ironically, two old gentlemen representing a purer form of politics.
Among the followers of this purer politics one can find firm support for the Palestinian people. The only way today to show support outside Palestine for the Palestinians is through the BDS Movement. In the UK, this logic is understood by those who voted for Corbyn and by those who are active elsewhere on behalf of causes such as social justice, ecological protection and human and indigenous people’s rights.
Members of the political elites in senior positons are voicing their clear and unashamed support for Palestine. When did you hear such support from the leader of the opposition in Britain and a presidential candidate in the US? Even if the latter’s support is feeble, in the context of American politics any candidate who can afford not to go to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and find that the sky does not fall in is part of a revolution.
This is the background for the current vicious attack on the Labour Party and Corbyn in the UK. What the Zionists in Britain point to as expressions of anti-Semitism (in the main, legitimate criticisms of Israel) have been said before over the last 50 years. The pro-Zionist lobby in Britain under direct guidance from Israel picks them because the clear anti-Zionist stance of the BDS Movement has now reached the upper echelons of power. This lobby is genuinely terrified by this development.
The reaction, one has to admit, has been powerful and vicious. However, succumbing to it by suspending party members, firing student leaders, and unnecessarily apologising for crimes that have not been committed is not the right way to confront it. We are in a struggle for a free and democratic Palestine and Israel, and fear of Zionist intimidation is not the way forward.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/no-surrender-to-israels-bullying-false-accusations-of-anti-semitism/5525094
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
Zero Hedge Tyler Durden submissions
Ludwig von Mises' Top 9 Quotes On Gold
"The classical or orthodox gold standard alone is a truly effective check on the power of the government to inflate the currency. Without such a check all other constitutional safeguards can be rendered vain."
More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/ludwig-von-mises-top-9-quotes-gold

"We're Going To Do It, F**k It" - Venezuela's Maduro Orders Military Exercises For Next Weekend
"Comrades, I am ready to hand over to communal power the factories that some conservative big wigs in this country have stopped. An idled factory is a factory handed over to the people. We are going to do it, fuck it" Venezuela President Maduro boomed at a weekend rally during which he warned that "trouble-makers were fomenting violence to justify a foreign invasion" and ordered military exercises for next weekend.
More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/were-going-do-it-fk-it-venezuelas-maduro-orders-military-exercises-next-weekend

The Endgame
There is a growing fear in financial and monetary circles that there is something deeply wrong with the global economy. Publicly, officials and practitioners alike have become confused by policy failures, and privately, occasionally even downright pessimistic, at a loss to see a statist solution. It is hardly exaggerating to say there is a growing feeling of impending doom. In short, growing evidence of price inflation and stagnant production can be expected to materially increase the risk of a global banking and currency meltdown. The best escape-route is ownership of anything other than purely financial assets and fiat currency deposits. No wonder the price of gold, which is the soundest of moneys, appears to have entered a new bull market.
More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/endgame

Peak Absurdity?
http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/05/15/20160515_rukidingme.jpg
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/peak-absurdity

London's Ex-Mayor Compares The European Union To Hitler
The history of the last couple of thousand years has been broadly repeated attempts by various people or institutions – in a Freudian way – to rediscover the lost childhood of Europe, this golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans, by trying to unify it. Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically."
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/londons-ex-mayor-compares-european-union-hitler

[The $billions 9-11 illusion is being hosed off reality]
9/11 Commission Member: 6 Saudi Officials Supported Terror Attack
Six Saudi officials are believed to have actively supported al-Qaida members in the run-up to the 9/11 attacks on America, former 9/11 Commission member and investigator John Lehman has disclosed. He also implored the pubic to remember that 15 of the 19 9/11 attackers were from Saudi Arabia. He is now calling for a new, thorough investigation into the extent of Saudi involvement.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/911-commission-member-6-saudi-officials-supported-terror-attack
Bomb Arabia back to... erm, when?
Israeli intelligence was involved. Bomb Israel back into Palestine.
US officials were involved. Bomb the US back to pre-bankster times.

Fed Worries About Deflation But Pays Banks Billions Not To Lend QE Proceeds!?
In a world in which growth is slowing, is it not strange that the Fed (privately owned by the largest banks in the world) would institute a system of rising payments rewarding banks for not taking risk or lending money! This all tends to make believe that manipulation is the order of the day and the explanation is far simpler than most would believe...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/fed-worries-about-deflation-pays-banks-billions-not-lend-qe-proceeds

This Is Why America Is Bringing "Freedom" To The Middle East
We can't figure out why we are so concerned about the Middle East. Can you? If we are swimming in shale oil and our future is driver-less electric cars, why are we so concerned about the Middle East?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/why-america-bringing-freedom-middle-east

Edited at 2016-05-16 09:31 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 10:14 am (UTC)


You Know Those Missing Hillary Emails? Russia Might Leak 20,000 Of Them
Hillary Clinton sits at the center of a raging firestorm concerning her arrangement of a private email account and server set up in her home - from which top secret information may have been deleted. But despite Bernie Sanders’ apparent annoyance with the “damn emails,” the scandal just exponentially intensified, when Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed on Monday that Russia has possession of around 20,000 of Clinton’s emails - leaving open the possibility her deletions might not have been permanent after all.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-14/you-know-those-missing-hillary-emails-russia-might-leak-20000-them

US Army Shrinks To Smallest Since 1940 As Chinese Military Recruiting Accelerates
The Army’s latest headcount shows that nearly 2,600 soldiers departed active service in March without being replaced, an action that plunges manning to its lowest level since before World War II, according to ArmyTimes.com. This is occurring as The People's Liberation Army (incidentally the world's largest military force, with a strength of approximately 2,285,000 personnel, or 0.18% of China's population) has begun aggressively recruiting, and rattling its sabre increasingly loudly over US interference in the South China Sea island dispute and most recently in Hong Kong.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-14/us-army-shrinks-smallest-1940-chinese-military-recruiting-accelerates

The Real Oil Limits Story - What Other Researchers Missed
For a long time, a common assumption has been that the world will eventually “run out” of oil and other non-renewable resources. Instead, we seem to be running into surpluses and low prices. What is going on that was missed by M. King Hubbert, Harold Hotelling, and by the popular understanding of supply and demand?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-13/real-oil-limits-story-what-other-researchers-missed

BREXIT - The Movie
With establishment scaremongery reaching 11 on the Spinal Tap amplifier of doom, confusion over Brexit's reality remains high among Brits with at least 20% undecided still and the rest almost evenly split. As we noted previously, a vote for Brexit would be the first time the European Union’s process of ever-greater integration has taken a serious backward step and that is why, as 'Brexit: The Movie' explains "we, the people, are being cajoled, frightened, and bullied into surrendering our democracy and freedom," blowing apart the pro-EU propaganda, and makes the case for an independent, confident and outward-looking Britain.


More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-14/brexit-movie
The Movie as a feature-length film, or topic by topic in bite-sized, shareable sections here:
http://www.brexitthemovie.com/

UK Establishment Stunned As Over 300 CEOs Back Brexit: "Business, Not Government, Creates Wealth"
“It is business - not government - which generates wealth for the Treasury and jobs for our communities. Outside the EU, British business will be free to grow faster, expand into new markets and create more jobs. It's time to Vote Leave and take back control.”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-15/uk-establishment-stunned-over-300-ceos-back-brexit-business-not-government-creates-w

Chomsky: Europe Bows To Its "Washington Masters" On Everything From Snowden To Iran
“There are, I think, by now four Latin American countries that offer asylum to Snowden - not one European country. In fact, they won’t even let him cross their borders. Why? Because the master in Washington tells them, ‘we don’t want him to.’ And Snowden, it’s important to recall, performed an enormous service, a patriotic service in fact, to the people of the United States and the world.”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-13/chomsky-europe-bows-its-washington-masters-everything-snowden-iran
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)
Evolution or regression?

Can the actions and inactions for which most of mankind are exhibiting in acting against its own best interest be attributed to a parasitic infection of his brain and DNA?
First, let’s place on the exhibit table the evidence of these actions of man against his own interest.
1) Geoengineering. It is being taught in universities around the world now. It is highly regulated in the codes and statutes of government, permits are required, and international treaties are law regarding its use in war and in peacetime. It is no longer a theory, but a certified and provable current practice. In other words, it is a provable conspiracy (plan between two or more people) to significantly and purposefully alter the environment, and is a highly protected industry by governments around the world, including the United Nations. If this fact is not readily apparent to the reader, then please see the links below. For those who can see it happening in the sky above them, again I can only assume according to my presented theory here that you are not parasitically restricted from recognition and comprehension of these strange happenings. Geoengeneering though, as defined and taught in the University system, is not merely the alteration of the air and atmosphere. It is the alteration of the land and oceans as well. For more factual information on this, please see my sourced research here:

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/degrees-in-geo-engineering-and-sustainable-development/

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/geoengineering-and-cloud-seeding/

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/the-only-way-we-can-stop-geoengineering/

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/research-tips/

https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/weather-modification-in-utah-begins-today/

2) Species Die Offs. As we sit back and watch with a helpless feeling and a bag of Funyons, we are digitally presented with facts and figures that the surface life on planet Earth, on both the land and in the ocean, is dying. We are shown images and videos of mass schools of dead fish washed up on shores or in harbors, of hundreds of birds falling dead from the sky mid-flight, and of statistical realities of millions of species of plants, animals, and insects becoming extinct. Is it at all strange to think that this may be directly correlated with the actions of man, if as above we can see that the organized actions of man are literally altering the entire biosphere of the planet on a global scale through quite purposeful Geoengineering? Where is the logic, the empathy, and the calvary, for we cannot live without the rest of nature? That is, unless man and nature are being fundamentally altered and with genomic precision reconstituted at the cellular level to survive as hosts within such a dystopia as is apparently being created by what is seemingly, if you will, men who may very well be parasitically infected and controlled at the cellular level. And so the question may no longer be who is causing the problems, but what is infecting the brains of the men who are causing these problems?

3) Natural Healthy Foods Are Being Outlawed.
Continues https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/archons-and-mind-parasites-and-extremophiles-oh-my/

Would such a parasite look like a gene?
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
The penultimate show with Patrick Jordan Dec 14

As guest from – http://vaccinefraud.com/
Clint & Patrick discuss Patrick’s book
Assaulted; Mass Medication by a Halogen You Never Suspected
Everything You ever, and never wanted to know about Salt!
https://corporationnationradioarchives.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/show484_dec14.mp3
https://corporationnationradioarchives.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/radio-show-number-484-december-14-2015/
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 03:13 pm (UTC)
What crimes do zionist freemason BBC VIPs commit?

Only one has been extensively documented
72 Sexual Crimes by Jimmy Savile at the BBC Tip of the Iceberg
TheDuckShoot Blog
A review by Dame Janet Smith identified 72 sexual crimes by Jimmy Savile when working at the BBC. These are not the only crimes he committed but only the ones at the BBC. The BBC knew Savile was a paedophile and sexual predator for decades and did nothing.
The crimes committed at the BBC were only the tip of the iceberg he also molested women, girls, boys and dead bodies at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury. Other places he is known to abused patients and staff are Broadmoor High Security Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Haut de la Garenne children’s home and other children’s homes.
The full extent of his abuse is not known, but “In November 2014 the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that the enquiry had been widened, with the number of NHS organisations investigating allegations of abuse by Savile extended to 41”. (BBC News)
Here is a list of Jimmy Saviles offending as reported in the Telegraph:
Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted 57 women/girls and 15 boys
21 of Savile’s female victims were aged under 16 (the youngest sexual assault victim was eight)
36 of his female victims were aged 16 or over
13 of Savile’s victims were boys aged under 16 (the youngest sexual assault victim was nine)
2 male victims were aged 16 or over
The youngest girl Savile raped was aged 13
The youngest boy Savile raped was aged 10
The earliest known incident was the rape of a 13-year-old girl at Lime Grove in 1959
Savile’s last known incident was in 2006, involving the indecent touching of an adult woman following the last Top of the Pops recording
Dame Janet identified 72 BBC victims of Savile in connection with his work at the BBC, including eight rapes (six female and two male) and one attempted rape (female).
The majority of his assaults took place in the Seventies (44), one took place in 1959, 10 in the Sixties, 17 in the Eighties, three in the Nineties and one in the 2000s
The largest number (19) were assaulted in connection with Top of the Pops.
17 victims were assaulted in connection with Jim’ll Fix It
http://www.theduckshoot.com/72-sexual-crimes-by-jimmy-savile-at-the-bbc-tip-of-the-iceberg/
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
Save the NHS

Kill the Cameron regime

Kill TTIP Now
Paul Craig Roberts
May 12, 2016
In his May 9, 2016, speech to European medical professionals, Michael Hudson points out that the result of TTIP for Europe will be the privatization of health care systems with the associated much higher costs.
Hudson’s accurate description of TTIP shows that politically powerful corporations have gained the power in Western “democracies” to sacrifice the welfare of all populations to corporate greed for profit regardless of the cost to peoples, countries, and societies.
The evil of American “democratic capitalism” is total and irredeemable. TTIP gives corporations unaccountable power over governments and peoples. The corporations must be slapped down hard, fiercely regulated, and forced by threat of long prison sentences to serve the public interest, and not the incomes of the executives and shareholders who comprise the One Percent.
Here is Hudson’s analysis:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/11/the-dangers-of-free-trade-agreements-ttips-threat-to-europes-elderly/

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/05/12/kill-ttip-now-paul-craig-roberts/

Edited at 2016-05-16 03:23 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)
Conservative coup? Cameron could face Tory revolt if Britain stays in EU

RT
16 May, 2016
Tory MPs are considering a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister David Cameron if Britain votes to remain in the EU, after allegations of unfair behavior by the PM in the EU referendum campaign.
Up to 100 Euroskeptic Conservative MPs could be preparing to call on Cameron to step down if he succeeds in keeping the UK in the EU when Britain votes next month.
The rebels are angry at Cameron for the way he has conducted the ‘Remain’ campaign, including using £9 million (about US$13 million) of public money on a pro-EU leaflet sent to every household.
Boris Johnson likens EU drive for ‘superstate’ to Hitler’s, prompts shower of anger https://t.co/G8dKeMzdnGpic.twitter.com/rplU8TIP4L
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) May 15, 2016
Only 50 MPs are needed to trigger a vote of no confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party.
Backbenchers also accuse the PM of hyperbole in the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, with some especially angered at Cameron’s suggestion last week that Brexit could lead to war in Europe.
According to party sources who spoke to the Telegraph, rebel MPs are keen to “show Cameron that [his campaign behavior] will not be forgotten by the Euroskeptics.”
While it is unlikely Euroskeptic MPs will succeed in forcing the PM to quit, they could use their votes to block future legislation.
Christine Lagarde from the IMF issues stark warning against #Brexit warning the pound would suffer if out of EUhttps://t.co/YFvfN8azbT
— RT UK (@RTUKnews) May 13, 2016
This would effectively force Cameron to either step down or agree to a departure date before 2019, when he currently intends to quit Downing Street.
According to the Telegraph, Tory sources indicate many MPs are worried that if Cameron remains PM after an ‘In’ vote, he will use his remaining four years in office to pave the way for his preferred predecessor, Chancellor George Osborne.
http://tapnewswire.com/2016/05/conservative-coup-cameron-could-face-tory-revolt-if-britain-stays-in-eu/
That would be swapping one tripartite paedo shelter party leader for another.
Source: https://www.rt.com/uk/343161-cameron-tory-revolt-remain/
Via The Tap Blog http://tapnewswire.com
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)

Can someone send a FOIA request for all communications related to geo-engineering to the MoD.

We would like to know EXACTLY what pollutants are being added to aircraft fuel that produces unnatural persistent condensation trails.
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
Just another Brexit positive to add to the huge list

Arms dealer fears Brexit will hit business
A British military weapons and hardware dealer trading plane parts and troop carriers says his business would take a hit if the United Kingdom votes to leave the EU.
https://www.rt.com/uk/343180-arms-dealer-brexit-business/
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 06:06 pm (UTC)
Pope declares Lucifer/Satan as God

5 Aug 2015 sent by Adam
It is astounding that Pope Francis actually said this? This goes beyond hiding in plain sight – this is open admission. Of course this news hasn’t been reported on the BBC. And I don’t think my grandmother’s catholic church shes gone to for 50 yrs, and the priest there, will be aware or if they are, admit that they know this Lucifer admission by Francis.

Here’s a similar one from Jennifer.

http://tapnewswire.com/2015/08/pope-declares-lucifersatan-as-god/
Check the comments
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
7 more years of toxic pesticide courtesy of the EU dictatorshits
Glyphosate in the EU
CounterPunch
May 16, 2016 by Colin Todhunter
On 13 April, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ formulation. Glyphosate was last year determined to be “probably carcinogenic” by the WHO.
The parliament’s resolution called for no approval for many uses now considered acceptable, including use in or close to public parks, playgrounds and gardens and use where integrated pest management systems are sufficient for necessary weed control.
The resolution, however, fell short of calling for an outright ban. Due to the various political maneuverings, a disappointing compromise was reached that called for the renewal of the licence for glyphosate to be limited to just seven years instead of the 15 proposed by the Commission.
The resolution and the vote to re-approve glyphosate for seven years are non-binding, and, on Wednesday 18 May, the European Food Standard Authority Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed will meet to decide whether glyphosate is to be re-registered for use in the EU.
In addition to the World Health Organisation classifying glyphosate as being probably carcinogenic to humans, various peer-reviewed studies have indicated strong links between its use and a range of serious diseases and deleterious environmental impacts, as presented by Rosemary Mason in the documents that are attached to this article.
Rosemary Mason has been campaigning about the harmful effects of glyphosate for many of years. She has sent various open letters accompanied by in-depth, fully-referenced reports to key figures in both Britain and the EU who are responsible for regulating the use of glyphosate and for setting the official narrative about this substance. In the attached downloads provided at the end of this text, you can access some of the documents she has sent to the EFSA, European Commission and other key bodies/figures since November 2015. They provide detailed descriptions of the impacts of glyphosate along with the ongoing saga of deception and duplicity that result in an ultimate failure to regulate.
More http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/16/glyphosate-in-the-eu/
Monsanto creates weapons of mass destruction for the zio NWO. Roundup is one, GM crops another. One crop is aluminium resistant corn. Why would they be producing that?

RoundUp is peddled as a herbicide. It kills wildlife too. I don't know if that is due to its toxicity or due to animals being starved to death as their food is erased.

Edited at 2016-05-17 11:17 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC)
Zika Hysteria Spreads Faster than Zika Itself

Counterpunch
by Jess Guh May 16, 2016
Zika has been described as extraordinary in so many ways. But the only thing that’s really extraordinary about the whole thing is how incredibly dispassionate I am about it.
At this point, even extraterrestrials have probably heard that the World Health Organization declared the recent spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency. That sounds pretty scary. It’s only the fourth time that the WHO has ever declared a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) so it seems like it ought to be a big deal.
However, it’s important to keep things in perspective. As of May 4, there were 1,278 confirmed cases of microcephaly, the birth defect linked to Zika virus infection that causes an abnormally small head and brain. There are approximately 250 suspected neonatal and fetal deaths. In comparison, the last PHEIC was the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014. The current total number of reported cases of Ebola is 28,616 causing 11,310 deaths. Finally, the WHO estimates that the annual run-of-the-mill flu season – not famous epidemics like the Swine Flu – causes 250,000 to 500,000 deaths every year around the world.

I understand how Zika tugs on our heartstrings. Babies are precious, innocent, and full of potential. But I would like to point out that children are also precious and worth protecting and I have yet to see a media blitz or public outcry as passionate for the over 300,000 children who suffer from physical abuse every year in the United States alone.
So I’ve put to together my top three list of the facts that are actually extraordinary about the Zika PHEIC:
Here http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/16/zika-hysteria-spreads-faster-than-zika-itself/
How is Rockefeller, patent holder, profitting? Is it just about attacking BRICS?
clothcapclothcap on May 16th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
Jewish people are not the real descendants of biblical Israel. Jews controlled African Slavery

Markus Ross Jan 15, 2016
Dr. Tony Martin and David Irving. The Jewish Role In The African Atlantic Slave Trade.
Professor Tony Martin was one of the leading scholars on black history. Little was known about the relationship between blacks and Jews before Dr. Martin read the book the "The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews". Professor Martin's life changed over night after bringing the book into his black history class where he was threatened, and condemned by Jewish leaders to stop advertising the book. Fearless Tony Martin did not waiver and brought the book into the spotlight with major political attacks coming from the Jews. Jews are not Israelites, neither are they the descendants of the biblical Israelites. Many Jews are descendants of Japheth's son, Gomer.
The Ashkenazi Jews are descendants of Gomer and make up about 80% of the Jewish population worldwide. Ashkenaz was Japheth's grandson (Gen 10). One can only be an Israelite descendant through Jacob, who God later named Israel (Gen 32:28). Jacob was a descendant of Issac, the son of Abraham, who was a descendant of Shem.
Although Esau was Jacob's twin brother, Esau was not an Israelite. Esau's descendants are known as the Edomites, who also happen to be Jewish. Edomites, under the instruction of the satanic Rothschild banking family, are the leaders of modern day Israel. Hopefully this information is helpful to anyone confused about the Jewish Israelite identities.
The Anglo Saxons through Jacob/Israel are the true Israelite descendants of the bible. There is overwhelming evidence that Jews were responsible for the Atlantic slave trade of the African people.
Anglo Saxon Christians are blamed in our history books for black slavery, but this is false. Scottish Anglo Saxon white Christians were actually the ones responsible for building the underground railroads, and fought to have laws passed to help free the blacks, they were known as the abolitionists of Europe and America, which is purposely ignored.
White people are not only Jews or Israelites, but make up many different nations; just as Nigerian, and Kenyans don't make up the whole black race . The confusion is that Jews consider themselves a race. Yet most Jews are only biblical descendants of Japheth, Noah's oldest son. (Gen 10).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsocwUhjL5s
Surprised to find all his vids haven't been censored by GoogleCIA.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2016 08:28 am (UTC)
The Holocaust Lie - David Irving

11LongKnights Mar 9, 2015
David Irving is the author of more than 30 books on World War II, many of them bestsellers. He has been published by all the major publishing firms in the world and his books have been translated into dozens of languages. Irving's knowledge of World War II is unparalleled. His mastery of the detail of the historical documents is remarkable."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B17KKZsJHpI
(David Irving Website) http://www.fpp.co.uk/
(David Irving Books) http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/
(David Irving Facebook)https://www.facebook.com/David-Irving-Official-Fan-Page-343659606556/timeline?ref=page_internal
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2016 11:05 am (UTC)
The enemy of us, the Cameron regime is amassing a world-war chest

Why has no-one figured out that out?

Is the Osborne year in, year out non-accountable multi billion investment of British wealth in the private CIA - zionist controlled IMF part of it? I can't see where else the lackey could stash it.

Remember when you pay tax to these bastards the cash will likely be used to kill civilians.

Cameron wants to upgrade the genocidal nuclear weapons of aggression in Faslane for use against Russian civilians.

The incessant anti-Russian propaganda and demonisation of Putin that reaches slapstick levels at times is about preparing the population for the world war part of the boom - bust - world-war cycle.

Real jews have to become more vociferous in their rejection of the zionist movement and its megalomaniacal leadership's drive for an eco-fascist global government, aligned with neo-fascists as the movement was in WWII.

What is eco-fascism? http://www.ecofascism.com
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2016 01:43 pm (UTC)


What have we got from evidence freely available all over the Web?
The zionist movement was deeply involved in driving Germany to look beyond its borders for essentials it was deprived of by the zionist led blockade of exports to Germany in the years before WWII.
The zionist movement was involved in financing both sides of the war.
Zionist controlled corporations (with other collaborator corporations) were involved in providing industrial support to the Nazi war effort using slave labour from Nazi-corporation labour camps like Auschwitz.
Zionists and their collaborators control most if not all national governments usually through cabal controlled central banks like the BoE, Fed Res, Deutsche, ECB, etc. and through NGO advisors to whichever regime occupies the seat of government.
Zionists and collaborators have a strong presence in and or control of -
the major intelligence and military services.
the justice system.
the Police and other security services.
local councils.
universities and schools.
the inner circles of freemasonry.
all major media outlets and film production.
unions.

Common Purpose is about making zionist control complete come the revolution. Graduates must be considered collaborators.

The jewish gassing holocaust is a confidence trick used to engender false guilt (and victim complex in those calling themselves jews) to finesse billions from taxpayers in the EU and US and to control free thought and speech.

Baseless currency is another fraud perpetrated by the zionists.

There is a lot of smoke without definitive proof that zionists are involved in every dirty racket from human and body part trafficking, sex slavery, drug trafficking, food, air, water and medicine toxication, mental and physical experimentation on kids as well as adults, and on and on.

No wonder they need the holocaust, collaborator politicians, collaborator media and gangster tactics to shut us up.

Supporting zionism is supporting luciferianism or more correctly the Babylonian religion.

Lucifer is gradually being sanitised. Persuasion such as "a mistake in the translation" converted the meaning from the morning star to a fallen angel. It's another title for Jesus. Lucifer is "the bringer of light" and so on.
Why?
Luciferianism and demon worship is the zionist selected cult for the global religion. The UN, Vatican, likely EU bureaucracy, the Crown, NATO and the Cameron regime support an eco-fascist gang as the global government with lucifer worship as the religion.

Know your enemies.

Terrorists don't attack zionist controlled regimes, e.g. Cameron and Obama's.
Why?
They have the same bosses.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2016 02:47 pm (UTC)
Not Bilderberg's BBC

[Police State news ...criminalising the congregation of 2 or more people in the street, criminalising the use of public space,... ]

Going Underground: CIA Whistleblower on the Sykes-Picot Agreement & Nakba Day (E342)
RT 16 May, 2016
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the Day of Catastrophe [Nakba Day], Palestine's ambassador on Jeremy Corbyn's silence and John Kiriakou anti-torture whislteblower talks Iraq. Plus the impact of new laws on the homeless.

https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/343149-nakba-day-torture-whisteblower/

Edited at 2016-05-17 03:00 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)

Definition of controlled opposition. Corbyn kissing the Queen's hand.
(She didn't let his lips actually touch.)
Definition of controlled opposition. Corbyn against a Brexit.

Is his second passport already printed?
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2016 03:57 pm (UTC)
6 million, a metaphor for 170,000?
95yo former Auschwitz SS medic to stand trial in Germany
RT News May 17, 2016
Former SS medic, 95-year-old Hubert Z., is set to go to court Tuesday over his service at the Auschwitz extermination camp, German media report. The first trial attempt ran into health issues.
The trial was supposed to start in February, following the defendant’s arrest in February 2014, during the raids and searches of 24 men and women thought to have served at Auschwitz.
All was ready for the trial three months ago: increased security at the courtroom, journalists from the US and Israel to cover the events. Walls were also taken down to boost the courtroom capacity.
However, the defendant – identified only by his first name and the last initial, according to German privacy legislation – couldn’t be present. Doctors said Hubert Z. had high blood pressure.
The trial is now set for Tuesday, but it remains to be seen whether the defendant will make it to the courtroom, according to Deutsche Welle.
Years ago, Hubert Z. spent four years behind bars at an East German prison facility, and was freed afterwards. He then became a farmer.
He was 20 when he joined the SS, but was spared from fighting due to previous military duty, and was sent to Auschwitz. In his deposition, Hubert Z. claimed that he had never attended to the prisoners, only treating SS members.
He understood fully what was happening at the camp, though: "Of course - everyone knew what was going on there," he is quoted by Deutsche Welle.
Thus, he will be on trial for the crimes committed from August 15 and September 14, 1944: at least 3,681 people died over this time, brought to the camp on 14 deportation trains.
Hubert Z. is also accused of operating the killing machinery at Auschwitz.
Initially, the court refused to prosecute Hubert Z. for health reasons. The health of defendants is indeed a problem of all Auschwitz trials now, as they are all over 90 years old.
In this particular case, however, Hubert Z. was accused of deliberately taking a medicine to increase his blood pressure and avoid standing trial.
The Rostock State Prosecutor’s Office sent a complaint to the court, though, and the trial became possible after that.
Prosecuting former Auschwitz medics and guards – those who weren’t directly killing people at the camp – has been difficult in Germany. Only 49 guards who served there were convicted out of 6,500. To put this into perspective, Poland tried about 700 cases.
The trial comes about a fortnight after Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi SS officer – charged with begin an accessory in some 170,000 deaths – publicly apologized for serving as an Auschwitz guard, knowing that people were being murdered there.
A total of about 1.2 million prisoners, the majority of them Jews, were held at the German Nazi camp.
https://www.rt.com/news/343275-auschwitz-medic-trial-health/
Begs the question, why was it ok to kill gypsies.

Edited at 2016-05-17 04:04 pm (UTC)