Thursday, August 30, 2018

Syrian Conflict Heating Up in Idlib

Sorry. No time for links. Will provide them when I get back from doctor's office.

Bashar al-Jaafari: There is a huge raging elephant in this room (Subtitled)

subtitles by Syriana Analysis

 "Statement by the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic, Dr Bashar al-Jaafari during the Security Council session on the situation in Syria on 28-8-2018."

Turkish truck transports gas cylinders to Idleb to fabricate “new chemical attack”

("Turkish truck" does not mean a truck owned and operated by the Turkish government as some would have you believe. The "Turkistan Party" is a terrorist organization, recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey for more than a year.  They are closely related to Jabhat al-Nusra and al Qaeda. They got their start carrying out terrorists acts inside China trying to destabilize that country to make it ready for regime change decades ago.)

from SANA

Under the supervision of foreign mercenaries and the protection of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, a Turkish truck carrying gas cylinders entered Idleb in order to fabricate a new play on usage of chemical weapons with the participation of members of the “White Helmets”.

Local and media sources said that terrorist groups secured the entering of Turkish truck to the Syrian territory of Jisr al-Shughour and the northern countryside of Hama through Bab al-Hawa crossing, accompanied by vehicles of al-Nusra and the so-called “Turkistan Party” after being loaded with long blue gas cylinders from the southern neighborhoods of Idleb.

The sources added that the Turkish truck was traveling in a convoy of large tankers loaded with pre-fabricated concrete walls and entered from the crossing to the province of Idleb where it was separated from them and headed to the southern neighborhoods of Idleb city and specifically to the former site of the so-called “al-Mahkama” affiliated to al-Nusra, where it was loaded with long blue gas cylinders, similar to oxygen cylinders used in hospitals.

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Manufacturing dissent: Leaked footage reveals US Israel lobby astroturfing student event (VIDEO)

from RT

 The Grayzone Project’s Max Blumenthal released a new segment Tuesday, revealing that US think tanks arranged a fake protest to disrupt a Students for Palestine national conference in 2016. The practice is known as astroturfing and aims to create an illusion of dissent where there is none, in turn creating press coverage to further the agenda of the perpetrators.

The footage features Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee on Israel, along with fellows from the Hoover Institution. A fellow named Marshall reveals Pollak’s views on students who support Palestine, recounting how he told them, “Look, there are these jihadis who basically support suicide bombing, and they’re on a campus and you have to stop them.”

 “This is astroturfing,” he said, and admitted his boss told him attendance was “mandatory.”  Marshall also revealed how much he is paid as a fellow when he joked about what people would say if he was exposed.

“They’re like, ‘Oh, who are these traitors who sold out to the Jewish conspiracy for money?'” he began. “I’m like, ‘We did! We cost $50,000 plus benefits.”

The video shows the protesters being briefed to stay on message and emphasize that the student group is a “hate group.” The staged protest includes Pollak shouting a number of claims about Palestinians, including, “they kill women, they kill children.”

The footage includes a clip of Pollak explaining that the US is more pro-Israel than the UK, which, he says, “let half of f*cking Pakistan in.”

The Lobby reveals US groups work in tandem with elements of Israel’s military intelligence and Israel advocates like casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the Grayzone Project reports...

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Russia gives US intel on planned chemical weapons provocation in Syria

from RT

Moscow has briefed US diplomats on a plan by militants to stage a false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria's Idlib province meant to frame Damascus, the Russian ambassador in the US has said.

Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador in Washington, confirmed to the media on Wednesday that he had met with the US special representative to Syria, James Jeffrey, and David M. Satterfield, acting assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs.

The attendees of the rare meeting and the fact that it had taken place earlier this week was revealed by US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert during a daily briefing.

The meeting was called by Russia on Friday and held on Monday, August 27, Antonov said. He commended the US side for coming at such short notice, and described the meeting as "constructive and professional."

At the meeting, Russia officially conveyed its concerns over reports that Washington together with France and the UK is gearing up for another set of airstrikes in Syria under the pretext of a chemical attack, that would immediately be blamed on the Syrian government. Moscow has asked Washington to "provide the facts without delay" to substantiate the new allegations that Damascus uses chemical weapons against its own people...

The Russian Defense Ministry reported earlier that Tahrir al-Sham was plotting a chemical attack that would then be misrepresented as another "atrocity" by the "Syrian regime." Eight canisters of chlorine have been delivered to a village near Jisr al-Shughur city, and a specially trained group of militants, prepped by the British security company Olive, also arrived in the area to imitate a rescue operation to save the civilian "victims." Militants plan to use child hostages in the staged incident, according to Antonov...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CNN: Now thats some NEXT LEVEL fake news right there!

Russians "weaponizing" the vaccine debate? Jake Tapper lying though his teeth about Medicare for All? Images of Sandy Hook victims?! What?! Why hasn't WordPress shut down their blog after all of this?

Inquiring minds want to know

American "Democracy": "Sheepdog" Sanders, "Child Labor" DeSantis and Donna "We Got This" Brazile

Why don't they just tell us which corporation is going to be president every 4 years and be done with it? Why torture us like this?

The Very Surprising Gubernatorial Primaries in Florida

Yesterday's gubernatorial primary elections down here in Florida yielded some rather unexpected results. Is it possible that someone figured out the way to get Trump supporters on board the "Russia did it" bandwagon is to have a "Soros-backed" leftist who is currently under investigation for corruption beat their Trump-loving candidate? That kind of crisis seems like a perfect set-up to help bring about the passage of the Secure Elections Act.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

An Open Letter to ‘Socialists’ Who Might be Fronting for the Democratic Party

by Quetzal Cáceres from Black Agenda Report

Any socialist who thought, as I did, that Ocasio-Cortez would be our socialist champion should watch the entire 27-minute PBS Firing Line interview to get a sense of just how bad this train wreck might be.

“In the long term, will focusing on running ‘socialist’ candidates within the Democratic Party impede building an independent socialist movement and organization?”

First, a confession. When I learned of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory against incumbent dinosaur Joe Crowley, I was, as embarrassing as it is to admit, moved to tears. I’m the emotional type, take after my mom. I’m also a Xicanx, a life-long socialist, and was overwhelmed to see a young brown woman step up and raise the socialist banner. Now, however, as weeks have passed since her primary victory, as she has made the rounds of the talk show circuit, been feted by progressive circles, interviewed by corporate and “Left” media, and shilled for Democratic Party candidates, she has said enough (and sometimes more disturbingly not said enough) to make one wonder if she’s making up this whole socialism thing as she goes along.

A further confession. I donated to her campaign. So I receive emails and will share her message, the same message she articulated at the recent Democratic Party love fest, NetRoots Nation.

“One wonder if she’s making up this whole socialism thing as she goes along.”

Ocasio-Cortez reassures us that she wants to bring back the Democratic Party of old. Okay, maybe not the Democratic Party of slavery, but you know what I mean, the real Democratic Party. The Democratic Party of the New Deal and FDR, of the Great Society, the War on Poverty and Lyndon B. Johnson (and Dr. King too because we all know how much the Democratic Party and LBJ loved Dr. King). Yeah, that Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez wants us to “come home.” Along with her ‘socialism’ message, it is hard to tell If she is also making this up by herself, or if she is receiving tutelage from someone in the Democratic Party’s Fairytale & Children’s Section.Ocasio-Cortez is messaging the Blue version of “Make America Great Again.”

The progressive ideas and programs of the New Deal were not, as Ocasio-Cortez claims, bestowed upon the nation in 1940 by the Democratic Party and FDR; these ideas and programs were the sour medicine co-opted from the decades-long struggle of socialist, communist, and anarchist organizations and swallowed by FDR and the Democratic Party as a life-preserving measure to counter the threat of capitalism’s demise. The New Deal was, in FDR’s own estimation, what saved the capitalist system— although one might argue WWII played just as crucial a role. Notwithstanding the positive gains of the New Deal, it was still in form and substance racist. It gave a pass to Jim Crow and lynchings, and ignored large sectors of Black, Mexican, Native, Puerto Rican, and women workers. In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of Mexican adults and children (some estimate well over a million) were rounded up and ethnically cleansed from the U.S. For plenty of marginalized people, the New Deal was a shitty deal. Here’s another thing: The Johnson Administration was also racist as f__k.

“It is hard to tell If she is receiving tutelage from someone in the Democratic Party’s Fairytale & Children’s Section.”

The Voting Rights Act? Last I checked it’s been all but eviscerated. Black voters and other voters of color have been purged from voter rolls and the Democratic Party hasn’t responded— except to blame the Russians for losing the election to Trump. But even back in 1964 at the Democratic National Convention, a year before the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Johnson played an infamously active role in scuttling efforts by the racially-integrated Mississippi Freedom Democrat Party to be seated instead of the racist, avowedly segregationist contingent from that state.
And the Civil Rights Act? Do we really have robust civil rights when Black and Brown folks are disproportionately funneled into the prison-industrial complex or killed by police with impunity? The Democratic Party has enabled the expansion of the carceral state and furthered the militarization of policing, civil rights be damned.

Even the ‘best’ of the Johnson Administration, the so-called War on Poverty, has received undeserved praise. As Harvard historian Elizabeth Hinton reveals in From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, Johnson’s War on Poverty laid down some of the important ground work for the eventual War on Crime and War on Drugs.

“The Democratic Party has enabled the expansion of the carceral state and furthered the militarization of policing, civil rights be damned.”

The War on Poverty also served as a siphoning mechanism for the co-optation of potential young radicals and leaders of color (sound vaguely familiar?) into “anti-poverty” programs, the non-profit industrial complex, and the Democratic Party machine. In the 90s, Democrat Bill Clinton would ultimately take the criminalization of poor people to even greater heights, skyrocketing the prison population with Hillary’s “super predators,” disproportionately of course Black and Brown. Obama kept the ball and chain rolling, while offering Black men the sage advice to pull their pants up.
“Hey, hey, LBJ, how many babies did you kill today?” Did Ocasio-Cortez somehow forget about the U.S. war on Vietnam? A war that was escalated by both Democratic Party presidents Kennedy and Johnson and saw disproportionate casualties from Black and Brown communities. Where in all of Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign rhetoric is the centrality, yes I do mean the utter centrality, of reigning in the U.S. war machine? This is not a side issue, not at least for any credible self-avowed socialist.

“Democrat Bill Clinton would ultimately take the criminalization of poor people to even greater heights.”

Dr. King got it right in 1967 when he called out the U.S. as the greatest purveyor of violence on the planet, when he made the inescapable connection between that violence over there and the violence over here— the common roots of killing, racism and poverty at home and abroad. Johnson could not have been more displeased with King. He hated King. As anyone who reads more than Democratic Party mythology knows, King was a pariah during his last year of life, ostracized by the Democratic Party machine, as well as by other liberal institutional appendages of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez has a unique opportunity to educate people about the forgotten history of socialist struggle in this country and the ugly workings of capitalism, past and present, which by definition must include an honest assessment of the Democratic Party as one of the two political party heads of the U.S. capitalist beast. But Ocasio-Cortez is completely and incompetently blowing it. Any socialist who thought, as I did, that she would be our socialist champion should watch the entire twenty-seven-minute PBS Firing Line interview to get a sense of just how bad this train wreck might be. Is she naive? Is she simply in over her head, woefully ignorant of a genuine Left analysis of political issues and history?

“Where in all of Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign rhetoric is the centrality, yes I do mean the utter centrality, of reigning in the U.S. war machine?”

The problem, of course, is not this or that Democratic or Republican politician or administration. The problem is capitalism. One is self-delusional and disingenuous to view a party’s very questionable ‘greatest hits’ separate from its otherwise pathetic body of work within a sick, parasitic system.
But somehow, self-avowed socialists would have us believe that the actual Democratic Party— the war and pillage party of the Indian killer Andrew Jackson, the party of slavery, of President Wilson and the resurgence of the KKK, of Jim Crow, of lynchings, of those who enabled the triumph of fascism in 1930s Spain, of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps, of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, of the post-WWII decimation of the Left in Italy and Greece, of the leveling of half of Korea and the deaths of millions, of the Bay of Pigs, of the horror of millions slaughtered in Vietnam, of the expansion of the prison-industrial complex, of the use of depleted uranium in the former Yugoslavia, of the devastation caused by NAFTA, of the half million dead Iraqi children due to sanctions, of the expansion of the police surveillance state, of the deportation of millions of migrants, of drone targeted assassinations, of regime change complete with mayhem and 21st century slavery in Libya, of the nod and wink to the coup in Honduras— the Democratic Party of all this and much, much more is somehow not supposed to be the real Democratic Party.

“One is self-delusional and disingenuous to view a party’s very questionable ‘greatest hits’ separate from its otherwise pathetic body of work.”

It’s truly Orwellian. The real Democratic Party is supposed to be something akin to a grade school civics project and its real history might be found in a textbook on U.S. mythology titled something asinine like The Great Democratic Pageant...

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Di$info Jone$ Dabbles in T-porn?

by Scott Creighton

Let it be said the most common last word ever spoken by someone dying unexpectedly is the word "fuck"


And also let it be said the last request a man makes of a friend when he finds himself in a position like that is "hey man... delete my browsing history, would ya?"

Usually that final request is followed by the statements: 1. "don't judge me!" and "fuck"

As we move forward in this expose, let's keep in mind the 9th and most often forgotten of Christ's Beatitudes from the mount: Let he who is without browsing shame cast the first stone.

Yes, Alex Jones (Di$info Jone$) has found himself mired in what the meanies on the interwebs are calling #TrannyGate.

Seems he was trying to pimp his InfoWhores news APP during his daily show when he got the producer to give the audience a live shot of his phone so he could show off his APP from the camera above his desk when his finger slipped as he scrolled down and viewers got a live glimpse of his browsing history.

The rest... well... is history.

Is this real? Is it not? Don't care. Its damn funny. (anyone know how I can change the shape of my video player on this blogspot thing?)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Implications of the Marilou Danley Intelius Report: Real or Clickbait?

This Intelius report regarding Marilou Danley saying she had some employment connection with the FBI could very well be nothing. It could be clickbait. It could be a honeypot trap. It could be deliberate disinfo to discredit independent researchers. Or... it could be real. I don't know and I take a look at the implications either way in this video.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday News: St. John the Twisted and Rebranding the Draft Bernie Movement (Sheepdogging 2.0)

Yes. John McCain stands before the Pearly Gates and the sheepdogs from the Draft Bernie movement have finally figured out the sheep aren't quite that stupid.

The Life and Times of Saint John the Twisted

by Scott Creighton

What will follow is a collection of truths about the life and times of one Senator John McCain.

You wont see this on the complicit media because to them loyalty to the project demands reverence post mortem regardless of the truth and in most cases, in spite of it.

The fictions, exaggerations and white-washing we are about to be subjected to by the complicit media over the next week regarding this man's record, though embarrassing as it will be to our nation, should serve to provide us insight into just how far they will go to gin up a heroic narrative for all those who serve the interests of the MIC, the 0,1%, the Banking Industrial Complex and the US Chamber of Commerce.

If you serve their interests and do so at all costs you will be rewarded in life and canonized in death. It is an important part of the deal they strike at the cross roads and current contract holders fully expect this deal to be honored.

They want to be remembered in death as the men they hated the most in life. Men with honor, integrity, courage and compassion for their fellow man. They hated these men because they served as a mirror held up to expose themselves for what they had become.

So for the next week we will be treated to a barrage of most unpleasant fictions regarding Sen. John McCain.

Below the fold you will find a collection of Tweets, videos and links explaining who he really was. You can use this thread as a respite from the madness when the bullshit gets too much to take.

Consider it a service to the intellectually honest and the morally intact.

Just Stop It: John McCain is Not a “Great Man” or a “War Hero”

by Scott Creighton (posted originally on July 20 2017 (cashed version))

News broke yesterday that Sen. John McCain is being treated for brain cancer. As a human being I feel for those close to McCain who are troubled by his illness. But I have no sympathy for John himself.

CNN, Rachel MadCOW, MSNBC, Fox “News”… they are all beside themselves today somberly singing the praises of the senator from Arizona, saying he’s a “great man” and a “war hero”
Noting could be further from the truth.

I am a war criminal,” he (John McCain) confessed on “60 Minutes” in 1997. “I bombed innocent women and children.” Common Dreams, here.

John McCain is constantly referred to as a “fighter pilot war hero” because on Oct. 26th of 1967, he was flying a bombing run in his A-4 Skyhawk targeting civilian infrastructure (power plant) and got shot down. The A-4 is not a fighter jet. It’s designed purpose is that of a light bomber. Made for quick bombing runs on lightly guarded targets, the A-4 was used to drop things like napalm, white phosphorus and cluster bombs on civilian targets. He got shot down and landed in a lake where the same civilians who he was just bombing, saved his life. They decided against beating him to death and turned him over to police who gave him to the military.

It is said that John McCain remained a POW for 5 years and never broke, never betrayed his country. In fact, I have heard some go so far as to say his melanoma comes from that time as a POW.

Truth is, John broke quickly and denounced his country and even gave the Vietnamese important intel about flight patterns of his fellow fliers. That decision of his made his 5 year stay with his captors much more comfortable... and caused several of his fellow fliers to get shot down.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Facebook's Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Censors Anti-war Groups While Promoting MEK Terrorists

by Scott Creighton

In the wake of Facebook kicking nearly 700 users from their platform for engaging in what they called "coordinated inauthentic behavior", the fake left has jumped into the fray IMMEDIATELY and across the board in complete support of the blatant censorship (almost like they are coordinated in their message, huh?)

"Coordinated inauthentic behavior" is, by definition, any and all political campaigns. It is also the stock and trade of EVERY advertiser, PR guru and publicist working in America today.

Would one call the lies repeatedly told by the American press in the run-up to the illegal Iraq invasion "coordinated inauthentic behavior"? Of course. It is as obvious as all the fake breasts and bleached blonde hair you see on Fox News all day long. I wonder who coordinated that.

Remember that video from the local news rooms owned by Sinclair showing all those different hosts reading the same lines as if the script came from their own local station? Is that "coordinated inauthentic behavior"? Of course it was. Should they all be banned from Facebook for that?

Read of bit of the Huffington Post's justification piece in which they try to white wash what Facebook is doing.

While doing that, keep in mind that a newly released 49-page memo from Media Matters details how they intended back in Jan. of 2017 to use Facebook and Twitter and Google to wipe out opposing political discourse on those platforms by attacking what they called "fake news" in an effort to win back control of the House and Senate in 2018 and the White House in 2020.

Also keep in mind:
Just two days after voters elected President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there was only a "small amount" of fake news on his platform.

He also downplayed Facebook's role in influencing voters.

"To think it influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea," he said. "I do think there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason someone could have voted the way they did is they saw some fake news." Business Insider
Now read the Huffington Post's "coordinated inauthentic" piece on the Facebook purge:

I fixed the comment issue

by Scott Creighton

Hi guys. Just a quick note. After hearing so many folks had a hard time leaving comments I took a look at the settings page and come to find out... it was my fault. The default setting is to allow ONLY people with Google accounts to comment. So I changed that to anyone including anonymous commenters. So, my bad. But I fixed it. Sorry for the delay. thanks for commenting.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Leaked 49-page memo documents how George Soros is behind social media censorship

by from The Duran

A new leaked memo obtained by The Free Beacon documents how George Soros funded groups plotted with Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to eliminate conservative “right wing propaganda.”

The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration.

confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017  by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time.

The Gateway Pundit reported that in January 2017 after Hillary Clinton was shellacked in the November 2016 election top Democrat operatives at Media Matters, Share Blue, American Bridge, and CREW came together and released their two-year plan to take back power in Washington DC...

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Yemen airstrike kills 22 children fleeing earlier bombing, rebels say

from CNN

 Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed 30 people, including 22 children, in a rebel-held area in northwestern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry.
Four families were evacuating their homes in a vehicle when the airstrikes hit, according to Houthi-owned media. Earlier coalition airstrikes on Wednesday killed four people and injuring two, according to two surviving family member who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons.
"Four people were killed in the strike before, that's why they fled. They wanted to save their lives, their children's lives. Is nowhere safe for us?"  one survivor said.

Earlier this month, a Saudi-led airstrike hit a school bus carrying scores of boys in Yemen. The attack killed 51 people, including 40 children, according to the Houthi-held Health Ministry. CNN has established that the bomb used in the attack was a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, one of the top US defense contractors.
The Saudi-led coalition did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on the Thursday airstrike...

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Kingpin Democracy: Spoonamore Explains How Our Elections are Really Stolen

Russians? 11-year-olds? Middle aged women from the Department of Homeland Security with ball point pens? Is that how elections are stolen in America? Or is it the Kingpins?


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Midterms 2018: Something Wicked This Way Comes

by Scott Creighton

 With all the hype and PR events taking place right now, with the Secure Elections Act hanging in the balance, I fear something wicked is taking shape on the horizon in terms of the upcoming mid-term elections.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

KPFA Shuts Down Guns and Butter

This just breaks my heart. Guns and Butter is a great program and has been since 2001. Thank you Vic for the heads up.

Greetings from the Fringe


Well this is different.

I'm Scott Creighton, formerly of American Everyman, now cast out and wandering the wastelands of our new, censored digital landscape.

This will be my interim blog as I set up shop elsewhere in the vast stretches of "the interwebs"

I did this more than 11 years ago expecting nothing, dreaming big. And here I am again all these articles and comments and found friends later.

I wont be posting my archives here but I will be putting up some new writing and videos as I create them.

I don't know when I will get my next site up and running. Financing will take a little time. Until then, I hope a few of my previous readers find this location and stop by for a visit from time to time.

I miss you guys.