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Climate Engineering, Ozone Destruction, And Radiation Clouds, The Dangers Of Air Travel  

Climate Engineering, Ozone Destruction, And Radiation Clouds, The Dangers Of Air Travel

January 24, 2017     104 Comments
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Dane Wigington

Air travel is becoming ever more hazardous to human health for a host of reasons. Not only are air travelers inhaling high concentrations of toxic particulates as they fly through various layers of solar radiation atmospheric haze (contributing to aerotoxic syndrome impacting passengers and crews), radiation clouds at aviation altitudes also pose a dire threat.


Climate engineering and the health dangers of air travel are completely interwoven issues.

A recently published study in a peer-reviewed journal is now acknowledging the radiation clouds and the dangers they present to air travelers.

Jan. 20, 2017: A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Space Weather reports the discovery of radiation “clouds” at aviation altitudes. When airplanes fly through these clouds, dose rates of cosmic radiation normally absorbed by air travelers can double or more.

“We have flown radiation sensors onboard 264 research flights at altitudes as high as 17.3 km (56,700 ft) from 2013 to 2017,” says Kent Tobiska, lead author of the paper and PI of the NASA-supported program Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety (ARMAS). “On at least six occasions, our sensors have recorded surges in ionizing radiation that we interpret as analogous to localized clouds.”

Though there are countless forms of anthropogenic activity negatively affecting the atmosphere and ozone layer (including the ongoing Fukushima disaster), climate engineering aerosol spraying and the accompanying radio frequency/microwave transmissions are a primary factor that is wreaking havoc on the biosphere, the atmosphere, and all of Earth's life support systems.


Though the chart above reflects the official narrative for UV exposure, official sources are not disclosing the off the chart UV radiation levels that now showing up even at ground levels (including UVC). At higher altitudes, much higher concentrations of radiation are present and at far more dangerous UV spectrums.

The full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation is much more extensive than just UV radiation.


Electromagnetic radiation exposure is a very real danger, what is the full extent of damage being done to Earth's atmosphere from the ongoing climate intervention operations?

The vast majority of air travelers are not even slightly aware of the risks they are taking when they fly.

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Ongoing geoengineering/solar radiation management programs have transformed skies all over the globe. Geoengineered skies in Volo, Illinois. Photo credit: Robert Snell

The fact that air travelers absorb radiation is not news.  Researchers have long known that cosmic rays crashing into Earth’s atmosphere create a spray of secondary particles such as neutrons, protons, electrons, X-rays and gamma-rays that penetrate aircraft.  100,000 mile frequent flyers absorb as much radiation as 20 chest X-rays—and even a single flight across the USA can expose a traveler to more radiation than a dental X-ray.

Conventional wisdom says that dose rates should vary smoothly with latitude and longitude and the height of the aircraft.  Any changes as a plane navigates airspace should be gradual.  Tobiska and colleagues have found something quite different, however: Sometimes dose rates skyrocket for no apparent reason.

Most of the human race takes Earth's protective atmosphere for granted, this is a grave mistake.


We are told that the Earth's atmosphere stops most types of electromagnetic radiation from reaching Earth's surface, but current metering and corroborating data greatly disputes this official narrative. (Image credit: STScI/JHU/NASA)

We are all immersed in an increasingly toxic and radiated environment that is rapidly taking its toll on our health and the entire web of life. Of all the dangers we face, the ongoing climate engineering/weather warfare is mathematically the most dire and immediate threat we face short of nuclear cataclysm. We will sink or swim together. If the human race is to have any chance of long term survival, a complete course correction of our species must occur in the very near term. Who will join this epic battle to sound the alarm?  Who will stand and make their voice heard for the greater good?

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clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 07:20 pm (UTC)
Abel Danger, something for everyone 1
#2913: Dyke's Pedophile 9/11? Does Trump Need Fake News Rule In Serco 8(a) Murder For Hire?
United States Marine Field McConnell Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net)
February 21, 2017
Abel Danger (AD) explains below how a witting or unwitting former BBC director general Greg Dyke allowed an elite (?) pedophile community at the BBC to inject fake news into media plays on 9/11 and why President Trump needs to embed a fake news rule in 18 U.S. Code § 1958 – AD has coined 'The Abel Danger Amendment'? – to stop Serco 8(a) companies from using the Federal Bridge Certification Authority to stage such plays with blackmailed actors in long range murder-for-hire.

Did Pablo Escobar Work for the CIA? US Media Quite as Son's Memoir Says "Yes" - American News Sources Prefer Fake News - Both Murdered Investigative Journalist Gary Webb and Marine Corps Aviator Col. James Sabow Say "Yes"

Did Pablo Escobar work for the CIA? The question is nothing new for conspiracy theorists who have long argued that the United States government's War on Drugs was actually a cover-up of its efforts to get in on the action, and a new memoir from an individual with a front row seat lends even more fodder to those suspicions.

Monday, February 20, 2017
America Is Being Manipulated Into Position for a War With Russia - Russian Ambassador To UN Vitaly Churkin Has "Died Suddenly" In New York - US Senators Graham and McCain Continue With Their Intense Irrational Rhetoric Against Russia - Deep State's Intent: War With Russia - Events Deteriorating In Ukraine - Global Arms Trade at Highest Point Since "Cold War" - Jewish Revolutionary Spirit - The Strong Put Their "Stamp" On Reality - A Long History of Fake News - The Left Has Always Been Ultimately Organized for Violence - Russia Already Had One Pogrom - What Will it Take to Convince You?
Mainstream Media's Fake News is Titanic Iceberg: Look Below the Water Line
By William Wraithwrite
As President Donald Trump has taken office, and inevitable conflicts ensue for both good and bad reasons, we the American people, witness more from the same spigot of mainstream media lies and distortions that muddied up so much of the election process. Only now, with the advent of the Internet, we have an option of checking for alternative sources of news and opinion (but censorship is increasing there as well).

#2912: Can Trump Purge Fake-News Serco's Anthrax Plays On A RICO 8(a) Pedophile Bridge?
United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net)
February 20, 2017
Abel Danger (AD) how President Trump could purge fake news from Serco's alleged media plays in respect of the anthrax attacks on two Democratic Senators in October 2001 by extending RICO penalties for murder-for-hire to Serco's 8(a) newsgroup pedophiles who appear to have used fake news on the Federal Bridge Certification Authority network which drove Bruce Ivins – a senior biodefense researcher at USAMRIID*, Fort Detrick, Maryland and a key suspect in the anthrax attacks – to suicide in July 2008.

Abel Danger. Something for everyone
Sunday, February 19, 2017
This is a great 10 minute video explanation of Michael Flynn's resignation and how the US deep state committed treason
Source: The Duran
Michael Flynn: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 07:23 pm (UTC)
Abel Danger, something for everyone 2

Malaysian Airways Flight MH370 - Boeing-Honeywell Uninterruptible Autopilot (BHUAP) - Dual Use Science and Technology - Aircraft Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) - This Technology Loaded Onto Boeing Aircraft
Evidence of the Hijack of Malaysian Airways Flight MH370 using the
Boeing-Honeywell Uninterruptible Autopilot

Top 3 lies told by Insane McCain at the Munich Security Conference
Source: The Duran
by Sergey Gladysh
February 18, 2017
At the Munich Security Conference, US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) used the stage to deride President Trump, tell tall tales about the Russian aggression, and declare the West's superiority over everyone else.

#2911: Can Trump Use RICO Remedies To Purge Fake News Serco Injects And 8(a) Murder For Clinton Hire?
United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online - (AbelDanger.net)
February 18, 2017
Abel Danger (AD) explains below how President Trump can use RICO remedies to purge Serco's fake news injects from three loosely-coupled sources – BBC/VOA*, SBA 8(a) pedophile newsgroups and the federal mentored bridge – and shut down the alleged murder-for-hire operations of the Clinton Foundation.

Obama Coup D'état - Gen. Flynn's Leaker Will Be Caught - What the Mainstream Media Won't Tell You About Michael Flynn - These are the Top 8 Moments From Yesterday’s Kick Ass Trump Press Conference - Intelligence Leakers Should Probably Find the Best Lawyers in Washington - President Donald Trump: "Make America Great Again" - Eight Neocons Who Want to "Make America Bomb Again" - The Neocon Song

Serco Awarded New $12 Million C4I Contract with the U.S. Navy
Source: PR News Wire
July 7, 2016
RESTON, VIRGINIA – July 7, 2016 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company has been awarded a contract to deliver Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)/IT infrastructure installation for the new Command and Control Facility at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. The Navy's SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is leading the effort to upgrade the IT infrastructure in support of the United States Air Force. The new four-year contract awarded by SSC Pacific is valued at $12 million, including options.
Skynet foetus. AI fighting wars against humans using robots. We shouldn't rush into things too quickly. It isn't a problem according to an interviewee on BBC. I wasn't worried too much about it.
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 07:42 pm (UTC)
Some Zero Hedge 1

Democracy: The God That's Failing
The future of liberty is decentralized, and will be led by smaller breakaway nations and regions where real self-determination and real consensus is not an illusion. Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

The Shadow Government's Destruction Of Democracy
The 'Deep State' has one simple rule - "do it my way... or else!"

Retired Green Beret Warns: Deep State's Utopia Of Oligarchs Is "Enslavement And Complete Control Of All Of Mankind"
"They see themselves as the educated, sensible minority with tender sensibilities and true humanistic views... who must... must... take a stand in the globalist crusade against the barbaric Neanderthals of the proletariat and populist serfs..."

The Cancer Of War: U.S. Admits To Using Radioactive Munitions In Syria
Despite vowing not to use depleted uranium (DU) weapons in its military action in Syria, the US government has now admitted that it has fired thousands of the deadly rounds into Syrian territory.

The Mother Of All Financial Bubbles: "This Is The Very Definition Of Unsustainable"
"The Fed is desperately seeking to keep the status quo in place, praying that somehow things turn out OK, and clearly scared to death behind the scenes. But, just like the officials at Oroville, when the cameras are on her, Yellen smiles and tells us that all is well... But when these bubbles burst, and they must, it will be a massively destructive event. There will literally be nowhere to hide from the repercussions."

Fumbling Towards Collapse
"...the real issue hidden in plain sight is how America - indeed all the so-called 'developed' nations - are going to navigate to a stepped-down mode of living, without slip-sliding all the way into a dark age, or something worse."

Exposing The 9 Fakest Fake-News Checkers
by Tyler Durden
Feb 20, 2017
Submitted by Chelsea Schilling via WND.com,
Since President Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, there’s been an explosion of “fake-news” checker sites, some cloaked behind a veil of anonymity.

There's A Difference: Fake News Or Junk News
If you think it's "progressive" to support war-mongering, neoliberal exploitation and "support our values" social-justice distractions -- sorry, you're a junkie addicted to toxic smack. You're doomed if you can't get the corporate mainstream media monkey off your back.

*On the Blair-Cameron puppets and Soros driven exodus from the MENA regions
Trump Slams 'Fake News' Lies That Sweden's Mass Immigration "Is Working Out Just Beautifully"
"Give the public a break - The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!"

clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
Some Zero Hedge 2

Mattis "We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil"
In the latest distancing by Trump administration advisors from recent statements by the President, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit on Monday to discuss the war effort against ISIS, and said that the US military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody’s oil."
We're here for the zionist admin in Tel Aviv.
We're here for the gas route.
We're here to defend billionaires' interests.
We're here to keep the weapons suppliers in business.
We're here to make humvees the no1 in sales (and tax funded give-aways).
We're here ready to attack the democratic government in Syria.
We're here to protect the terrorists we rented to kill Assad.
We're here to maintain the myth of the war on terror.
We're here to provoke the Russians to aggression to justify the existence of the CIA, Pentagon, NATO, MI6, GCHQ, unnecessary domestic armies used for aggression, unnecessary weapons manufacturers, unnecessary nuke weapons, unnecessary think tanks, unnecessary militay aid, to justify unnecessary terrorists and human mercenaries, unnecessary restrictions on freedom and travel, unnecessary global government.
We are here to spend tax funds, not for the benefit of the taxpayer.

Paul Craig Roberts Explains The Stakes For Trump And All Of Us
"The United States is now in the extraordinary situation that the liberal/progressive/left is allied with the deep state against democracy. The liberal/progressive/left are lobbying for the impeachment of a president who has committed no impeachable offense. The neoconservatives have stated their preference for a deep state coup against democracy. The media obliges with a constant barrage of lies, innuendos and disinformation. The insouciant American public sits there sucking its thumb."

Who's Really Behind The Soft-Coup? Obama-Founded Activist Group Offers Anti-Trump Protest "Guide"
A script advises callers to complain: "I'm honestly scared that a known racist and anti-Semite will be working just feet from the Oval Office... It is everyone’s business if a man who promoted white supremacy is serving as an adviser to the president."
The Clinton benefactors. I expect Rothy and Rocky have bet each other on the Trump war.

Fukushima Aborts Latest Robot Mission Inside Reactor; Radiation At "Unimaginable" Levels
Two years after sacrificing one robot, TEPCO officials have aborted their latest robot mission inside the Fukushima reactor after the 'scorpion' became unresponsive as it investigated the previously discovered hole where the core is believed to have melted.

America Is No Longer Top Dog: Chinese Military "Reaching Near-Parity" With The West
So the question is, what happens if a nation that has already mastered unconventional warfare also reaches parity with the United States when it comes to conventional warfare?

Trump Left Saudi Arabia Off His Immigration Ban... Here's Why
It’s hard to overstate how much the petrodollar system benefits the US dollar. It’s allowed the US government and many Americans to live beyond their means for decades. And it’s the reason the media and political elite give the Saudis special treatment...
The Queen made him do it. And the other thing.
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 07:45 pm (UTC)
Some Zero Hedge 3

Wikileaks Exposes CIA Involvement In French 2012 Presidential Election
In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has has released three classified CIA "tasking orders" revealing details of a seven-month long campaign by the agency to intervene in the 2012 French presidential election.

The Swamp Strikes Back
The tawdry Michael Flynn soap opera boils down to the CIA hemorrhaging leaks to the company town newspaper, leading to the desired endgame: a resounding victory for hardcore neocon/neoliberalcon US Deep State factions in one particular battle. But the war is not over; in fact it’s just beginning.

"Wake Up America" Dennis Kucinich Defends Trump, Issues Dire Warning About "Deep State"
"...the American people have to know that there's a game going on inside the intelligence community... at the bottom of all this is the fact that there are those that seek to separate US from Russia to reignite the cold war... wake up America!!"

Pentagon Chief Rejects Military Cooperation With Russia
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Thursday rejected any kind of military collaboration with Russia, despite a call by President Vladimir Putin for the West to work with his country on Syria and other issues. “We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level.”
More than their jobsworth job is worth to co-operate.

On The Verge Of Treason: US Spies Withhold Intelligence From Trump
Following President Trump's exclamations today with regard "un-American" leaks of classified intel, it appears he has a bigger, much more serious problem on his hands. WSJ reports that US intel officials have withheld information from President Trump due to concerns it could be leaked or compromised.
The CIA is a private (NGO) corporation that is attacking the US.

Top Spy Agency Denies Withholding Secrets From Trump
"Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the President and his national security team is not true." - ODNI

"He Will Die In Jail" - Intelligence Community Ready To "Go Nuclear" On Trump
"Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: 'He will die in jail'."

"The Planet Made Them Do It" - Scientists Claim Left-Wing Violence Is Caused By Global Warming
"There is no end to the ridiculous..."
The money behind left wing violence made them do it.

A Brief History Of US Intelligence
"Mission accomplished"?

World's 2nd Largest Stockpile Of Gold Leaves The United States
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
UKC fake news files

UK Column News - 7th February 2017: Fake News Special
Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson are joined by Vanessa Beeley for an in depth look at Channel 4's first day of their Fake News Week.

Only 4% correctly identified true and fake sories, honest guv.

#FakeNews: An Impartial Inquiry?

BBC Fake News Reality Check

BBC Media Action: Subversion From Broadcasting House To Kazakhstan

Fake News: Debunking The Debunkers
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 08:10 pm (UTC)
MATRIX OF CONTROL: A Short Tale About Society We Live in.

A Construct.
Contrarian Opinion 17 July 2015
What is the society we are living in like? We think, we know our neighborhood, friends, if we really have any, and definitely we know or at least we think we know something about our close relatives as well as the extended family mostly through the personal experiences of our lives but also through the narratives that are proliferated among our family members about the society at large and ourselves within this society.
What about the society at large? Do we really directly know anything about our society beyond our professional or commercial relationships with the strangers, mitigated by the money or advantage? Do we realize or understand our own role in the society beyond narrow family ties and responsibilities?
Continues https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/matrix-of-control-a-short-tale-about-society-we-live-in/
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 08:11 pm (UTC)
Matrix of Control Postscript

RISE OF ELITES: A Postscript on the Matrix of Control.
Part One.
The Matrix of Control (MOC) was posted on this blog in summer 2015 as a logical continuation of most of my previous essays that were dealing with false notions of social reality hidden under lies, deception and innuendoes, fantastic constructs of unbelievability, concealed behind fog of unreason furthered by Rousseauesque romanticism of totalitarian chaos, a fake notion of new existential determinism of our life paths.
The MOC essay posited another more ominous take on circulated/promoted social narratives about an organism of stratified society of control in later stage of development when ruling elite is already well established as a social construct i.e. its existence has been acknowledged or even somewhat legitimized within society at large.
However, it was not always that way, in early developmental stages prevalent types of human organization were varieties of incarnations of egalitarian societies where no ruling elite or no formal ruling elite was formed.
The MOC essay ignored an important issue of inception of ruling elites from within society at large:
The issue of emergence of the elite itself is more an issue related to the evolution of our human species and individual advancement processes as well as its conditionality regarding the social development, generally similar across all the higher order species and hence will not be discussed here where the focus is being placed on already developed society.
The Postscript, Part One, particularly focuses on addressing this critical issue, to ask how and why elites are emerging and whether or not they are necessary or even advantageous for complex, non-linear development of overall society.
Continues https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/rise-of-elites-a-postscript-to-the-matrix-of-control-part-one/

RISE OF SOCIAL MACHINES: A Postscript on the Matrix of Control. Part Two.
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots [machines].
Erich Fromm [1900-1980].
Future is already here.
The Matrix of Control (MOC) essay was posted on this blog in summer 2015 as a logical continuation of most of my previous essays that were dealing with false notions of social reality hidden under lies, deception and innuendoes, fantastic constructs of unbelievability, concealed behind fog of unreason furthered by Rousseauesque romanticism of totalitarian chaos, a fake notion of new existential determinism of our life paths.
But there is no existential determinism in our lives, at least not the way we think there is, but different individualized reality covered up by massive programmatic obfuscation of what we are led to believe about society we live in.
The Postscript on the Matrix of Control, Part Two, [the Postscript] attempts to ask an intriguing question of how and why last ten thousands years of human social development along so-called “civilizational” path chosen by ruling elites [as I posited in the Postscript, Part One] resulted in such a hyper abstraction of society itself.
This abstraction seemingly detaches or loosens a human society from physical bounds of reality of natural environment or even unties us from reality of fundamental human connections, and creates multi-layered illusions of social reality in which we dwell.
Moreover, in addition to devouring life-sustaining ecosystem and natural resources, social abstraction dehumanizes us into a kind of “machinic society of control and subordination” to the “virtues” of human and environmental destruction in a process that could be called a “Rise of Social Machines”.
Continues https://contrarianopinion.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/rise-of-social-machines-a-postscript-on-the-matrix-of-control-part-two/#more-1041
I'll be spending a while at this site.
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 08:34 pm (UTC)
CIA's illegal drugs business

Episode 204 – A Brief History of CIA Drug Running
Corbett 10/15/2011
From the Golden Triangle to the Golden Crescent, from its early origins to it current operations, the CIA has long been immersed in the murky underworld of drug trafficking. Join us this week as we dig up some of the skulls and bones in the CIA’s closet in Burma, Laos, Afghanistan, Mexico and beyond.
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Documentation links https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-204-a-brief-history-of-cia-drug-running/comment-page-1/#comment-36275

The New CIA Records Archive: An Open Source Investigation
by James Corbett corbettreport.com
February 8, 2017
As Corbett Reporteers will know by now, the Central Intelligence Agency is one of the organs through which the deep state manipulates the overt government in Washington. It is not without good cause that the initials “CIA” have been said to refer to “Criminals In Action.”
And so the latest “release” of 930,000 documents from the CIA’s archives needs to be treated with a healthy dose of realism. Criminals generally do not advertise their criminality, let alone put those advertisements in neatly organized, web-accessible databases for the public to peruse.
For those not in the know, President Clinton issued Executive Order 12958 in 1995 mandating the automatic declassification of all historically valuable government records older than 25 years (with “exemptions” for all sorts of “national security” reasons, of course). This includes the CIA, which in 2000 set up a system called “CREST” (CIA Records Search Tool) that the public can use to browse its declassified documents.
One problem with CREST: It has only ever been available to researchers at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. This seemed rather unfair to researchers elsewhere, what with this being the internet age and these documents being electronic, so in 2005 people started agitating for internet access to these documents.
As the New York Times notes in its own recent puff piece on the archive:
“After journalists at MuckRock, a news site, filed Freedom of Information Act requests for access to the Crest database, the C.I.A. said in 2015 that it would take 28 years to publish. In 2015, the agency cut its estimate to six years, and said the documents would be delivered on 1,200 compact discs at the price of $108,000.
“Put off by what he perceived as stalling, Mr. [Mike] Best [a journalist and archivist] crowdfunded $15,000 to print, scan and publish files himself. In October, the C.I.A. said it would post the files.”
And now, here they are. So what’s in there, you ask?
Check the comments.
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
The "Blind Sheik" And The CIA - Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism

MoA February 20, 2017 Posted by b
Two days ago the Takfiri Islamist leader Omar Abdul-Rahman , the so called "Blind Sheik", died in a U.S. prison. He had been found guilty of involvement in the 1993 attempt to bring down the World Trade Center in New York and of other crimes.
The obituaries of Omar Abdul-Rahman in U.S. media are an example of white washing of the U.S. exploitation of radical Islamism for its imperial purposes. While extensively documented in earlier media and official reports the CIA's facilitation and involvement with Abdul-Rahman is seemingly stricken from history.
Since the 1970s Omar Abdul-Rahman was involved in the growth of radical Sunni Islamism:
Founded in 1976, Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt (FIBE) is part of the banking empire built by Saudi Prince Mohammed al-Faisal. Several of the founding members are leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the “Blind Sheikh,” Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman.
Financed by Saudi sources Abdul-Rahman created various groups of radicals in Egypt and gets deeply involved with Al-Qaeda, recruiting fighters for Afghanistan in cooperation with the CIA and the Pakistani secret services. He was the ideological leader of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, an Islamic radical organization in Egypt responsible for several terrorist attacks. He traveled to the U.S. several timed between 1986 and 1990 to further his violent ideology. His visas were issued by CIA agents despite his appearance on a State Department terrorism watch list. In 1990 he moves to the U.S. where he preached his violent Islam and continued to recruit fighters for radical causes.
In December 1990 the New York Times reported:
The 52-year-old religious leader, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, entered the country more than five months ago despite being on a State Department list of people with ties to terrorist groups, the authorities said. He illegally obtained a tourist visa from a consul in the United States Embassy in Khartoum, the Sudan, in May, according to records of the Federal Immigration and Naturalization Service and State Department officials.
In July 1993 the NYT reported that "illegally obtained tourist visa" was not illegal at all:
Central Intelligence Agency officers reviewed all seven applications made by Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman to enter the United States between 1986 and 1990 and only once turned him down because of his connections to terrorism, Government officials said today.
Mr. Abdel Rahman helped to recruit Arab Muslims to fight in the American-backed war in Afghanistan, and his lawyer and Egyptian officials have said he was helped by the C.I.A. to enter the United States.
American officials had acknowledged last week that the diplomat at the United States Embassy in Khartoum who signed the May 1990 visa request that allowed Mr. Abdel Rahman to enter the United States was in fact a C.I.A. officer.
Several attempts to remove Abdel-Rahman from the U.S. mysteriously failed. In 1991 he was inexplicably granted a Green Card despite still being blacklisted.
His involvement in the 1993 WTC bombing was a typical "blowback" from the CIA's chronic support of radical takfiri Islamism, supported by Saudi Arabia, whenever it helps its "regime change" plans here or there. Over the last years such CIA support led to the growth of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
After the recent death of Omar Abdul-Rahman several obituaries appeared in U.S. media. But none of them mention or dig into his deep and long CIA connections and the continuing CIA support for radical Islamism.
There is zero mentioning of the CIA and the visa shenanigans in his NYT obit, despite its earlier reporting. Neither the Associated Press nor AFP mention any connection to the CIA. The British service Reuters buries the visa story in one sentence in the 12th paragraph.
That the deep involvement over the years of the CIA (and FBI) in the crimes Omar Abdul-Rahman is now swept under the carpet and forgotten is not just coincidentally. It is a distinct feature of U.S. political culture.
Posted by b
More, comments http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/02/the-blind-sheik-and-the-cia-media-bury-us-support-for-radical-islamism.html#comments
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 09:04 pm (UTC)
More MoA

Elections In France - CIA Spies On Political Parties, NYT Claims "Russian" Interference
MoA February 18, 2017 Posted by b
New York Times Editorial, February 18, 2017: Keeping the Kremlin’s Hands Off France’s Elections
With the United States engulfed in questions about Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, France is determined to head off any such meddling in its coming presidential election.
Wikileaks, February 16, 2017: CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election
All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA's human ("HUMINT") and electronic ("SIGINT") spies in the seven months leading up to France's 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks ...
On Monday Richard Ferrand, the director of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign, claimed that the Russians had unleashed “hundreds and even thousands” of hacking attempts against Mr. Macron, and that RT and Sputnik, government-controlled news outlets, are spreading fake news, as they were said to have done during the American election cycle. The stories about Mr. Macron range from allegations that he is engaged in a secret extramarital gay affair to accusations that he used state funds to pay for foreign travel.
Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate, who has received Russian financing, is expected to win the most votes in a crowded field in the first round of voting, on April 23.
More, comments http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/02/elections-in-france-cia-spies-on-political-parties-nyt-claims-russian-interference-.html#more

Syria - Turks Fail To Take Al-Bab - "Rebels" Die In Infighting
MoA Posted by b
This week the Turkish President Erdogan visited the Gulf states. He asked for bigger investment in Turkey and for cash for his project to occupy more parts of Syria. A week ago Erodgan had claimed:
“Al-Bab is about to be captured. Manbij and Raqqah are next,” Erdogan said, adding their number one priority was to form a safe zone in the country.
This week he brought his Army Chief of Staff Arak to the Gulf to declare victory. Several Erdogan friendly media outlets in Turkey (any other left?) reported:
Operation Euphrates Shield has entered a new phase in al-Bab, as the offensive stage is over now that the town has largely been recaptured from Daesh.
“The operation in al-Bab is over," Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar said at a press conference in Qatar on Wednesday during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's trip to Gulf countries.
Silence now dominates the area that was once scene to heavy clashes. Turkish tanks patrol al-Bab's streets and the Syrian opposition has pressed a major advance.
That claim was a huge lie. While Turkish forces had earlier taken some outskirts of Al-Bab and claimed to own 40% of the city they were by then stuck and later in full retreat.
Yesterday the Turkish forces lost the Al-Hikma hospital and the automatic bakery they had earlier captured and retreated from all inner districts of Al-Bab. At least 90% of Al-Bab is still in Islamic State hands.
Geolocated video by the Islamic State and Turkish supported forces show that the Turks are back at their starting points at the outer city limits.
As many as 430 Syrian civilians have been killed by Turkish forces and their auxiliaries. Just last week the MI-6 sponsored Syrian Observatory said that Turkish bombing killed more than 60 in Al-Bab. It confirmed videos posted by the Islamic State which showed killed children and destroyed houses. Unlike with every death cause by fighting between Takfiris and the Syrian Army no "western" main-stream media picked up on that.
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clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Rogue Elephant Rising: The CIA as Kingslayer
by David Price
With members of the CIA and NSA leaking materials on Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian officials, we are witnessing a slow boiling domestic coup that will transform American governance and the Executive Branch’s relationships with intelligence agencies. It remains to be seen whether these moves signal broader attacks on the Presidency by agencies long accustomed to taking out administrations threatening the Agency’s perceived interests.
This moment tells us more about the CIA revolting against a particular administration than it does about Trump’s people engaging in unusually diabolical-illegal activities designed to undermine an outgoing administration. We know enough about Reagan’s pre-election dealings with Iran to know that the CIA and NSA knew about these transactions, yet these agencies were content to remain silent; apparently glad to see Carter ousted and welcoming a new era of unparalleled “peace time” military and intelligence spending. Similarly, American intelligence agencies knew of Nixon’s efforts to sabotage the Paris peace talks before the 1968 election, and the CIA did nothing to undermine a new president who was going to give the agency the war it wanted. The leaking of Flynn’s information tells us little new about how incoming administrations act, but it suggests something new about US intelligence agencies willingness to take out an administration not to their liking.
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What Else is Wrong with Globalization
by Joan Roelofs
It isn’t just an issue of whether they have the jobs or we have the jobs. From a red-green, eco-socialist perspective we must ask: what are they producing, how does the product and process affect the health, happiness and self-esteem of the worker, how does it contribute to the health and happiness of the consumer, and what effect do product and process have on the environment and culture of the producing and receiving countries?
Globalization has benefits, undoubtedly. There are international human rights treaties that have enabled local activists to improve conditions for their fellow citizens; there are developments in medical treatments that are now widely available. But as the benefits of globalization are widely described, I will argue for the minority and indicate some of the serious problems that we don’t hear much about.
A red-green view advocates for a predominately local economy. What can be produced locally should be, even if imports are cheaper. Exceptions might be made for rare items that contribute substantially to the quality of life, when the production conditions can be ascertained.
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New York Times Openly Promotes Formal Apartheid Regime By Israel
by Matt Peppe
That the New York Times demonstrates a systematic editorial bias in favor of Israeli state power and against Palestinian rights is old news. Whether it is reporting on the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement, the deadly Gaza flotilla raid, cease fire violations between the IDF and Hamas, or any other aspect of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the New York Times reliably acts as a mouthpiece for propagating Israeli hasbara (propaganda). Aside from its “objective” reporting, this editorial bias also manifests itself in the narratives that make their way into the Opinion section. On Feb. 14, the paper allowed a spokesperson for the illegal settlers in the occupied territories to openly advocate violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the establishment an apartheid state in Mandatory Palestine.
“A Settler’s View of Israel’s Future” by Yishai Fleisher offers an alternative perspective about the future of the state of Israel than that envisioned by the Israeli government, which established a state nearly 70 years ago by forcibly dispossessing 50 percent of the native inhabitants from their land and subsequently maintaining a Jewish majority by preventing the natives from returning home because they were not Jewish.
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clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 10:05 pm (UTC)
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The Life and Death Struggle of the Children of Syria
by Franklin Lamb
The Story of One Child’s Struggle to Survive
On February 17, 2017 ten year old Ghina Wadi, who has spent the past seven months often in unbearable pain, which for the first month was periodically relieved for only approximately 15 minutes at a time- by heavy injections of morphine, had another of what hopefully this time will be a leg saving operation. The operation took place at a surgical hospital in Jaramana, ten kilometers Southeast of Damascus not far from the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Jaramana.
Ghina was shot by a sniper on August 2, 2016 on the main street in Madaya at the Abdel Majed checkpoint when she was on her way to buy medicine for her mother, Sahar. Her accompanying seven-year-old sister Nagham was also injured in her hand and arm.
Among 21,000 other town residents from her previous home, Ghina’s family had months earlier been forced, to flee from the nearby town of Zabadani in the proximity of Wadi Barada close the Syrian-Lebanon border in the Qalamoun Mountains. The exploding bullet smashed Ghina’s left leg and thigh causing a complex pulverized bone fracture and severed nerves in her left leg. Infection immediately set in and has repeatedly returned during the past half year.
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Theresa May: Walking the Kingdom Down a Dark Alley
by Deepak Tripathi
Things are rocky on both sides of the Atlantic. In Washington, Donald Trump’s presidency, barely a month old, has made a chaotic start, and is getting sucked into ever deeper crisis. In London, Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom which looks deeply split, is about to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Thus she will begin the process of Britain leaving the European Union and its associated institutions.
In the midst of rancor between an infant presidency and its detractors, the White House meeting of May and Trump, seen hand in hand, was an extraordinary and rare demonstration of mutual love only a week after trump’s inauguration. A month on, it seems a long time ago.
Let us remind ourselves about what has happened in the past month. Donald Trump came to Washington promising to “clear the swamp.” The exodus of officials from numerous federal departments and agencies that keep the United States government functioning has been dramatic. Instead, Trump has created his own little swamp, which he has found difficult to fill.
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clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
by Sharmini Peries - Michael Hudson
SHARMINI PERIES: The latest economic indicator showed that the Greek economy shrank by 0.4% in the last three months of 2016. This poses a real problem for Greece, because its lenders are expecting it to grow by 3.5% annually, to enable it to pay back on its bailout loan. Greece is scheduled to make a 10.5 billion euro payment on its debt next summer, but is expected to be unable to make that payment, without another installment from its $86 billion bailout.
A growing impasse between the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank, Greece’s two main lenders, is threatening to push Greece into default, and pull out of the euro. Meanwhile, the Greece government told its lenders, that we now call “Troika” today, that it will not agree to any more austerity measures. Joining us today, to take a closer look at the Greek situation is Michael Hudson. Michael is a distinguished Professor of Economics, at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He’s the author of many books, and the latest among them is, J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in the Age of Deception.
Thank you so much for joining us today, Michael.
MICHAEL HUDSON: It’s good to be here. But I take issue with one thing that you said. You said the lenders expect Greece to grow. That is not so. There is no way in which the lenders expected Greece to grow. In fact, the IMF was the main lender. It said that Greece cannot grow, under the circumstances that it has now.
What do you do in a case where you make a loan to a country, and the entire staff says that there is no way this country can repay the loan? That is what the IMF staff said in 2015. It made the loan anyway – not to Greece, but to pay French banks, German banks and a few other bondholders – not a penny actually went to Greece. The junk economics they used claimed to have a program to make sure the IMF would help manage the Greek economy to enable it to repay. Unfortunately, their secret ingredient was austerity.
Sharmini, for the last 50 years, every austerity program that the IMF has made has shrunk the victim economy. No jjunkeconausterity program has ever helped an economy grow. No budget surplus has ever helped an economy grow, because a budget surplus sucks money out of the economy. As for the conditionalities, the so-called reforms, they are an Orwellian term for anti-reform, for cutting back pensions and rolling back the progress that the labor movement has made in the last half century. So, the lenders knew very well that Greece would not grow, and that it would shrink.
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I think it was paedo protector W. Hague that said investments in the IMF (of tens of billions under an austerity regime) is never a bad thing. He should be hung, not by the neck.
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Yes, Real Donald Trump is a Muslim!
Liaquat Ali Khan

The Emergence of the Just Jew
by Yoav Litvin
The Ghetto Jew
The history of discrimination against- and trauma perpetuated upon Jewish people (aka anti-Semitism) is historically documented and unquestionable among serious academics. As members of a second-class minority community, Jews served as scapegoats for centuries and were abused by people of different religions, ethnicities and nationalities. History is riddled with examples of Jewish persecution, which often culminated in practices of genocide and ethnic cleansing against Jews, most notably during the crusades, Spanish inquisition and the Nazi Holocaust.
Jews have utilized different techniques to survive. While some assimilated and others converted, many Jewish communities have remained steadfast in their beliefs and practices.
The “ghetto Jew” is a stereotypical image of European Jews that formed as a result of trauma and fear conditioning. Ghetto Jews are members of self-sustained Jewish communities, tend to associate mostly with other members, keep their head down, ride the political mainstream, and in general refrain from calling attention to themselves.
The New Jew
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The Bitter Battle for Mosul
by Patrick Cockburn
Iraqi government forces have started their offensive aimed at capturing the western half of Mosul, Isis’s last big urban stronghold in the country. There are an estimated 4,000 jihadi fighters defending the close-packed houses and narrow alleyways in the half of the city west of the Tigris River, which is inhabited by some 650,000 civilians.
Iraqi paramilitary federal police and interior ministry units are advancing from the south of Mosul with the initial aim of seizing the city airport. But the heaviest fighting is likely to come when the soldiers get into built up areas where the militant group has been digging tunnels and holes cut through the walls of houses so they can conduct a mobile defence away from artillery fire and airstrikes.
The fighting could be as fierce as anything seen in the Iraq war, which has been ongoing since the US invasion of 2003 overthrew Saddam Hussein. The operation is being largely planned by the US, which has 6,000 soldiers in Iraq and which leads a coalition that has carried out more than 10,000 airstrikes and trained and equipped 70,000 Iraqi soldiers. “Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world,” said Lt Gen Stephen Townsend, the commander of the coalition, in a statement.
The struggle for Mosul is the climactic battle in the bid by the Iraqi government and its foreign allies to destroy Isis, which established its self-declared caliphate in June 2014 when a few thousand fighters unexpectedly captured Mosul from a 60,000-strong government garrison. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Isis leader and self-appointed caliph, is in west Mosul according to Hoshyar Zebari, the former Iraqi finance and foreign minister, speaking to The Independent in an interview last week. This gives Isis an extra reason to hold the city to the last man.
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