Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Banksy Wall in Palestine (Adam Green video from Palestine)


The Banksy wall was always close to my heart. It was the border image I had at the top of my website for 11 years before WordPress took it all away from me.



My hat is off to Adam for going to Palestine and reporting from the ground there.

American Woman Turns to Hunger Strike to Break Media Blackout on Yemen

by Whitney Webb, Mint Press News

How unfair it is for me to have food when millions of people, including pregnant women and children, don’t have any food because of corrupt people in my complicit media hiding what’s happening.” — Hunger striker Pamela Bennett


In Yemen, 18 million civilians are now at the brink of starvation, including 5 million children. The situation in the country, widely considered to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, is entirely man-made – the sordid result of the Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition’s war to control the Middle East’s poorest nation, a war that deliberately targets civilian infrastructure and the civilian food and water supply. Despite the fact that these are clear war crimes, and despite the mass suffering it has inflicted on Yemen’s innocents, this effort continues to receive U.S. and U.K. support
 
In the face of the enormity of this completely preventable crisis, some international activists have taken matters into their own hands, giving it their all in order to bring much-needed attention to the plight of the Yemeni people by sacrificing their own quality of life in a stunning and inspiring show of solidarity.

Pamela Bennett, an American woman living in San Francisco, has been on a hunger strike since October 8 in an effort to show solidarity with Yemenis facing famine and to raise awareness in the United States in particular about upcoming congressional efforts to reduce or end the U.S.’ role in the genocide currently occurring in Yemen. Bennett is not alone in her efforts, as a contact from her Facebook page, “Yemen Rising,” is also currently in the seventh day of his hunger strike. Bennett, however, is on her 23rd day...

[read more here]

Thanks to Don Lemon of CNN I Now Have the Most Terrifying Halloween Costume of 2018

 I don't have a Halloween costume yet!
"We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." Don Lemon
Problem solved




Did the FBI Use an Informant to Set Up Sayoc in Sting Op? Lack of Postmarks are a Clue

Cesar Sayoc certainly fits the profile of the hapless target of many previous FBI fake bomb sting operations of the past. The fact that there were no postmarks on any of the 15 faux letter bombs PLUS the fact that Sayoc's lawyer isn't arguing he didn't actually mail the duds, makes me wonder if there isn't a perfectly rational explanation for them not being postmarked like they should have been immediately after a postal worker took them out the bin they fell into... someone with knowledge of the operation was there to intercept them.




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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Passionate Soldier Reveals What He Saw In Vietnam


Venezuelan Opposition Celebrates Far-Right Bolsonaro Victory in Brazil, Calls for Intervention

by Paul  Dobson, Venezuela Analysis

Venezuelan opposition has welcomed the victory of ultra-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections Sunday, calling on the new president-elect to intervene in Venezuela in line with their political goals.

Bolsonaro won the second round with 55 percent despite nearly 10 percent of ballots being marked null or void. Abstention was 22 percent, one point higher than the first round.

Following the controversial jailing and political barring of leftist frontrunner Lula da Silva on unfounded corruption charges, previously obscure nine-term congressman Bolsonaro soared to popularity in recent months, campaigning on an outsider platform of social conservatism, anti-corruption, and hardline anti-crime policies. Widely considered a “neo-fascist,” the far-right former army captain has repeatedly expressed nostalgia for Brazil’s military dictatorship, pledging to “cleanse” the country of leftists among numerous other inflammatory racist, sexist, and homophobic statements. His campaign team has also hinted at military action against Venezuela, raising concerns that Brazil could be used as a launchpad for a US-led strike on Caracas.

After the announcement of Sunday’s results the ex-president of Venezuela’s National Assembly and leader of the hard-right First Justice party, Julio Borges, took to Twitter to congratulate Bolsonaro, as well as to “invite him to work for the rescuing of democracy in Venezuela.” Borges is currently a fugitive of the Venezuelan justice system in Colombia on charges of conspiracy and alleged masterminding of the August drone terrorist attack against President Maduro.

To the right of First Justice, the Popular Will party also welcomed Bolsonaro’s victory, tweeting that they hope to “count on your struggle to rescue liberty and democracy in Venezuela.”...

[read more here]

Welcome to the Jungle

by Pepe Escobar, Consortium News



It’s darkness at the break of (tropical) high noon. 

Jean Baudrillard once defined Brazil as “the chlorophyll of our planet”. And yet a land vastly associated worldwide with the soft power of creative joie de vivre has elected a fascist for president. 

Brazil is a land torn apart. Former paratrooper Jair Bolsonaro was elected with 55.63 percent of votes. Yet a record 31 million votes were ruled absent or null and void. No less than 46 million Brazilians voted for the Workers’ Party’s candidate, Fernando Haddad; a professor and former mayor of Sao Paulo, one of the crucial megalopolises of the Global South. The key startling fact is that over 76 million Brazilians did not vote for Bolsonaro. 

His first speech as president exuded the feeling of a trashy jihad by a fundamentalist sect laced with omnipresent vulgarity and the exhortation of a God-given dictatorship as the path towards a new Brazilian Golden Age. 

French-Brazilian sociologist Michael Lowy has described the Bolsonaro phenomenon as “pathological politics on a large scale”. 

His ascension was facilitated by an unprecedented conjunction of toxic factors such as the massive social impact of crime in Brazil, leading to a widespread belief in violent repression as the only solution; the concerted rejection of the Workers’ Party, catalyzed by financial capital, rentiers, agribusiness and oligarchic interests; an evangelical tsunami; a “justice” system historically favoring the upper classes and embedded in State Department-funded “training” of judges and prosecutors, including the notorious Sergio Moro, whose single-minded goal during the alleged anti-corruption Car Wash investigation was to send Lula to prison; and the absolute aversion to democracy by vast sectors of the Brazilian ruling classes. 

That is about to coalesce into a radically anti-popular, God-given, rolling neoliberal shock; paraphrasing Lenin, a case of fascism as the highest stage of neoliberalism. After all, when a fascist sells a “free market” agenda, all his sins are forgiven...

[read more here]

Monday, October 29, 2018

Of Sayocs and Bowers: The War on Unchained Speech Escalates

by Scott Creighton

Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

When the MSM writes about our 1st amendment these days, they always include weasel-words like "extremists" and put the term free speech in quotation marks as if it's a theoretical construct of the Nazis or something.

This weekend, as Israel killed 3 children in Gaza because they got too close to a border fence (yes folks, the same kind of border fence Trump wants and the left hates here, they love over there), two events took place that have renewed the artificial debate over whether or not we as a nation can survive the 1st amendment.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

With Elections Looming and To Cover for Corrupt Netanyahu, IDF Moved Military Equipment into Place a Week Ago Before their "Reaction" to Gaza Rockets

by Scott Creighton

H/T to James York who left a comment on one of my videos yesterday which spurred me on to do some research on this subject.
"Normally you are pretty good at keeping your "eye on the ball".... Khashoggi, the caravan, and now the fake bombing shit seem like distraction ploys to me. A few days ago Israel deployed 60 battle tanks to the border of Gaza... while the head of the IDF is making much noise about how "they have no choice" but to act...." J.Y.
This morning, Israel has attacked Gaza once again launching 80 airstrikes against targets inside the world's "largest open air prison"

Details regarding civilian casualties have yet to be released.

The Israelis claim, as they always do, the strikes are retaliation for 30 homemade rockets being fired from inside Gaza toward Israel. Several of the unguided bottle-rockets landed in Gaza, several were intercepted by Iron Dome and the rest fell uselessly in unpopulated areas just on the other side of the fence.

But Israel used them as justification, as they always do, to launch a massive attack against the Palestinian people living in Gaza. The VAST majority of them having nothing to do with the bottle-rockets.


Israel always plays the victim card when they attack Gaza. They did so in 2008 with Operation Cast Lead (1,400 Palestinian civilians killed), in 2012 with Operation Pillar of Defense (175 Palestinians killed), in 2014 with Operation Protective Edge (2,205 Palestinians killed 500 of whom were children - 18,000 homes destroyed) and lastly in 2018 during the Great March of Return as Israeli snipers continue to attack protesters at the fence (210 killed so far with another 18,000 wounded)

They also tend to stage these attacks during times when people in the U.S. are focused on other things. During Cast Lead the country was focused on all that "CHANGE" they were about to get when Obama took office. During Pillar of Defense, we had a presidential election to focus on. And during Protective Edge, it was the summer of 2014 and we were having a mass casualty event taking place it seems like once a week.

And of course now we have the Mad Fake Bomber and a migrant "invasion" to focus on.


Israeli jets hit 80 targets in Gaza amid rocket fire and protests

from al Jazeera

Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of sites across the Gaza Strip early on Saturday as fighters fired about 30 rockets into Israel, in the heaviest exchange of fire in several weeks.

The fighting followed a bloody day of border protests, in which Israeli forces shot and killed five Palestinians protesting along the perimeter fence dividing Hamas-ruled Gaza and Israel.

The fighting and bloodshed complicated the mission of Egyptian mediators, who have intensified shuttle diplomacy to achieve calm and prevent a full-blown conflict between Hamas and Israel.

The Israeli military said it had struck about 80 sites across Gaza by early Saturday morning...


Friday, October 26, 2018

The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

by Whitney Webb from Mint Press News

Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – popularly known by the moniker MBS – condemned Khashoggi’s murder in no uncertain terms on Wednesday, calling the deed a “heinous crime that cannot be justified” and promising “justice” for those who killed him. 

MBS’ statement came after dozens of media reports, the majority of which had cited anonymous sources from within the Turkish and U.S. governments, revealed the grisly details of the journalist’s final moments and the subsequent attempt by his killers to cover their tracks.
 
Yet, while MBS may expect the international calls for his ouster to lessen following his recent admission and apparent behind the scenes deal-making, he is likely mistaken. Indeed, much of the outrage directed at MBS for his alleged role in Khashoggi’s death has little to do with the murder itself, which is being used as a pretext to justify replacing MBS with a more “reliable” tyrant to serve as Saudi crown prince.

This is because the real reason the knives have come out for MBS is not a single extrajudicial killing – a practice the Saudis have long used with impunity – but instead the fact that, in the six weeks prior to Khashoggi’s sordid fate, MBS not only managed to anger the entire U.S. military-industrial complex, he also enraged the world’s most powerful financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs and CitiGroup...

[read more here]

X-rays Show Wires Weren't Connected to Timers

by Scott Creighton

Take a look at these images.

First one is one of the fake bombs as it was when it came out of the package and someone figured they had plenty of time to take a few pictures of it sitting on their desk.


In the #MAGAbomber Complaint, the DOJ's Statements Cannot Be True

by Scott Creighton

According to the official DOJ complaint against Cesar Altieri Sayoc, all thirteen "mail bombs" were sent to their targets via the U.S. postal service... in spite of the fact that not one of them was postmarked. All were sent via the mail and all included the same kind of digital alarm clock which is completely useless for a mail bomb in that there is no way to guess when your target would be opening the package. Couldn't even guess what day they would arrive at the destination.


Bomb Campaign UPDATES: Todd Blames Russia, Feds Blame Post Office (despite no postmarks)

I mistook Liberation Fronts for "Libertarian" Front. My bad.








Chuck Todd Blames the Russians, Officials Say Bombs Mailed in Post Office in Florida (despite no postmarks)

by Scott Creighton

Last night Chuck Todd said he suspects the Russians are behind the 10 fake bombs being sent to various fake-left figures George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Eric Holder, John Brennan, Joe Biden and Robert De Niro.

With a sly smirk on his face and looking around demanding immediate confirmation from his guests, Chuck Todd said on his show MTP Daily "This feels like a spot... I fear this could be some Russian operation too. Designed to do what's happening now... in some ways we shouldn't rule out, you know... it is dividing us"

After a year of the most divisive presidential campaigns in our history and Hillary Clinton running on nothing but fear and loathing of "the others" (deplorables?)... and Trump doing something similar too be sure.. and then the same thing being done after the election and for the first full year of Trump's presidency with him being called everything from a woman hater to a rapist to a racist to a Nazi... and then a full year of Hillary Clinton blaming every identity segment in the country for her loss to Donald Trump... (including white married upper middle class women (her own demographic))... after all of that Chuck Todd has the nerve to suggest all this division we see now brought about by their own divide and conquer rhetoric being spoon-fed to the public on an hourly basis.. is the fault of the dreaded and mythological Russians.

As ridiculous as this may seem it is, by far, not the most ridiculous twist this story has taken in the last 24 hours.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Who is Behind the Fake MAGAbomber Event? All of 'Em

We have to stop thinking in terms of left v right. That's not how it works. With the Dow erasing all gains since 2018 began and the deficit exploding under Trump economic plan, turns out, this distraction serves ALL of the interests of ALL of the One Party system.







Wall Street Collapsing and the Deficit EXPLODING... but WAIT! Here's a Story About (fake harmless) BOMBS to Distract You!

by Scott Creighton

The Dow Jones Industrial average and the S&P 500 are crashing and ALL gains made in 2018 since Trump's massive giveaway to Big Business and billionaires have been ERASED... right before an election.

Meanwhile... the deficit is EXPLODING thanks to significantly less taxes on Big Business and billionaires and MASSIVE MILITARY SPENDING... right before the election.

But forget all of that... (fake) BOMBS (that don't actually hurt anyone)!!!!

Look over THERE!! Look over THEEEEERRRREEE!!!

Starting on Monday, a number of "bombs" were found in various locations, by various means and by various agencies that were addressed to various fake-left targets often criticized by President Trump and various parroting right-wing outlets.

Here is a list of who they were supposedly "sent" to:
  • George Soros
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Barack and Michelle Obama
  • John Brennan
  • Eric Holder (to DWS offices in Florida)
  • Maxine Waters
  • (as of writing this article... something was supposedly found in Tribeca address to Robert De Niro)
None of these "bombs" made it to their intended targets or at least the ones listed on the address on the envelopes. Of course they wouldn't. Only an idiot thinks Hillary Clinton or George Soros open their own mail. They are rich enough to have people for that menial task. They were all intercepted by either their own security staff, mail offices or by federal agents in the cases of the former presidents.

They were never a threat in any way to any one of the intended targets and in fact, they never posed a threat to anyone else either. 
"None of the devices harmed anyone, and it was not immediately clear whether any of them could have..."
 So...

Lets have a closer look at the cartoonish #MAGAbombHOAX shall we and lets try to figure out what's really going on?


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This is what happens when Andrew Gillum teams up with Hillary Clinton: DeSantis Wins

I've been exposing Gillum's phony progressivism from day one but this takes the cake. Really it does. I wonder how many of his apologists will remain on the Gillum bandwagon after this.

And in all honesty, I know Clinton does this kind of stuff in order to make sure reactionary republicans win. Yeah, I get that. But it's still offensive to watch when it happens.

 How many classes of folks has she blamed for her loss? The last being the real left of the left? Yep. Old kiss-O-death Killary is just the ticket if you expect to take a dive in November.

She's not the October Surprise, she's November's Grim Reaper.




Beyond Stupid: Offical Version of Khahoggi Killing is Even Dumber Than Skripal Psyop

by Scott Creighton



When even Donald Trump understands that your psyop sucks, you're in bad shape and should probably be fired.
"They had a very bad original concept. It was carried out poorly, and the cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups. There should have never been an execution or a cover-up, because it should have never happened. I would say it was a total fiasco from day one." President Trump
So lets run back over the official story real quick too see if I have it mapped out correctly.

According to the current version of the narrative:


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Why the Sudden Universal Turn Against MbS? Here's your answer

by Scott Creighton
"Saudi Vision 2030 has been described as a “neo-liberal blueprint”. It envisages, among hundreds of initiatives, privatizing entire sectors of the economy, cutting subsidies, courting investors at home and abroad, streamlining government services, and going public with the national oil company, Saudi Aramco.

In its two-year review of Saudi Vision 2030, issued in May 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared that Saudi Arabia was making “good progress” in implementing reforms likely to help spur economic growth." Neville Teller Oct. 2018

The "JOBS" president, the president of MAGA, has quietly and secretively scripted clauses in each of his foreign deals that permit (and in some cases even force) U.S. companies  to set up shop overseas to make the products The Donald claims will create jobs for our citizens right here at home.

The Saudi deal, the 110 billion dollar deal Trump claims will "create over a million jobs", is certainly NOT an exception to that rule since the Vision 2030 plan (crafted by Mohammad bin Salman and globalist McKinsey Group in late 2015) specifically sets into law a clause that mandates AT LEAST 50% of all purchase deals with companies overseas requires them to set up shop and build products in Saudi Arabia.

Which is fine for U.S. companies since our government will subsidize their costs to build shops and they can take advantage of cheaper labor and much fewer taxes.

Ultimately these business ventures (450 billion worth across all markets according to Trump) will build an entire industrial infrastructure... in another country. Talk about NAFTA on steroids. And the whole time the only folks in this country who will benefit from it will be major shareholder or the owners of the companies or their CEOs. Workers will be screwed in the long run because the companies, once these shops are opened, will ultimately send more and more work to them due to lower overhead costs. American workers will once again be forced to compete with cheaper labor overseas to the point where they cant and shops are closed here and opened over there.

Now that was the plan and that is why MbS was treated like a God when he came over here in March of this year. His is the ONLY voice in deciding who gets what share of the pie when the KSA is chopped up on the neoliberal chopping block and the ONLY voice when it comes to which foreign companies get what military contracts.

And all of a sudden MbS is being universally demonized by ALL of our media and even alternative media outlets.

Why?

Well it appears he may not be so inclined to give our oligarchs the prime pickings and so our oligarchs' puppets in congress, the White House and the media have decided to do something about it.

After all... we are talking about 6 trillion dollars in direct investments in Saudi Arabia's privatization schemes and well over that amount when it comes to business deals and investments being made by the KSA overseas.

That is holy, good God, biblical money... and our neoliberal masters of the universe want it. Every bit of it. So they will pressure MbS to pick their companies for the plum assets of his country, or damn it all, they will pressure the kingdom to get rid of him and install someone more friendly to our...

... national interests.

How many times have we seen one of our dictators fall from grace and have to be removed and replaced in the name of those same "national interests"?

It happens all the time and this is no exception. Not rocket science. Not brain surgery. You don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to understand the situation at hand.

Back in 2015 MbS issued a promise that many of our oligarchs and financial institutions were counting on profiting from and as it turns out... they aren't getting what they wanted.

So MbS has to get his mind right and do as he is told... or he has to go.

Its really as simple as that.

What follows is my video talking about this and detailing all the evidence for it. Plus all corresponding links.




Sunday, October 21, 2018

Has Man Ever Set Foot on the Moon??


Moon Landing Hoax: Waving Flags and Face Shield Reflections - Connected?

by Scott Creighton

This is just a quick little photo essay for you.

Remember the Apollo 11 flag waving issue? The video broadcast to the world in July of 1969 purported to show two astronauts planting the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon. It was quite an achievement of propaganda and literal flag waving... but folks soon noticed the flag was waving when it shouldn't be waving because there was atmosphere on the moon and thus, no wind.



Did you know they cut out the scene of them planting the flag in the new movie First Man? Curious huh?

There was no video taken from the surface of the moon during Apollo 12 and by time they got to Apollo 15... they had fixed that little problem. Kind of.



I watched a documentary about the moon landing hoax and I saw an image, we've all seen it, the one where something is reflected in the astronaut's visor on the front of his helmet. This image.




See the thing suspended in the air above the image of the guy taking the picture? Some say it's something off the lander but the lander is in the picture behind the subject. So what is it?

The video I watched thought it was a lighting instrument with "barn door" shutters, typical of the kind used in studios back then.




I thought "that doesn't look like a fernel or another lighting instrument... to me, that looks like something else you would find in a big studio or warehouse...




To me, that looks like a ceiling fan.

Back in those days when air-conditioning a space as large as a film studio or warehouse wasn't cost effective, they would have ceiling fans in them that kept the air moving and circulating. Plus they are a lot quieter than the old large a/c units and could keep them running while filming, since it was essentially a silent movie they were making.

Their "sun" lighting source had to produce a ton of heat and so they would need to keep the fans running that were out of the shot so technicians and off camera talent didn't suffer from heat stroke.

This would have the effect of moving the air in the studio and perhaps is what cause the flags to wave in the earlier footage they shot of Apollo 11 and 15 but it wouldn't be enough to blow the dust around.

I guess that could be a lighting instrument but since there is no hot-spot and it doesn't have the shape of the "barn door" shutters... I think, more likely, they accidentally shot an image that answers the question so many people had about what actually caused the flags to wave on the surface of the moon.

And the answer was: ceiling fans.

You wonder why they left out the flag planting scene in the new movie? Is it because they wanted it to represent an accomplishment for "all of mankind" like the actor said? Or is it because they didn't want youngsters being fed a new batch of nationalized mythology to look up the original flag planting video?

Or maybe it's simply because... its hot in that studio and the devas on the set didn't want to turn off the ceiling fans.

:)

NASA Admits We Never Went to the Moon (Better Mankind video)


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Understatement of the Week: Khashoggi Meeting in Turkey "Escalated Negatively" Says Saudi Foreign Ministry

Here is a contender for the understatement of the month award.






S.A.'s Full Official Statement on Khashoggi Investigation and the Possible Outcomes It Portends

by Scott Creighton

Overnight Saudi officials have released the first part of their investigation into what happened to Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 2nd of this year.

They now claim he got into an altercation with several men who were at the consulate in Istanbul to "discuss" with him his return to Saudi Arabia which then resulted in an argument with the men and Jamal being put into a choke hold of sorts which resulted in his death.

From that point, the story goes, a cover-up ensued.

 Here is the actual statement released by the Foreign Ministry.


Friday, October 19, 2018

The Khashoggi Story: Into the Heart of Darkness We Must Go (NE video)

"Attention must be paid" and all credit due to those who brave the great shuttering for truth and for truth's sake alone.


The Khashoggi Psyop as a Barometer of Truth

by Scott Creighton



Caitlin Johnstone, catte from OffGuardian, Whitney Webb from MintPress News, Penny from Penny for Your Thoughts and a relatively small number of other credible alternative investigative journalists out here are busily doing their best to bring our attention to the red flags that are draped all over this ridiculous story of the missing fake journalist, Jamal Khashoggi and the regime change propaganda that surrounds it all.

To their credit, they are doing this at a time when the Deep State approved conventional wisdom across the fake divide of the two party system has immediately, and for no real reason, congealed around a narrative devoid of actual evidence of anything other than a blurry image of a middle-aged man walking into a door at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

They should all be given credit for having the courage of their convictions to tell the truth in the face of the growing bipartisan demands for yet another globalist-sponsored regime change operation taking shape right before our eyes.

In three months all the fake truth-tellers out there will be where explorers like these women are right now. That's how it always is. The phonies back the consensus narrative til the damage is done, then they throw up their hands and screech "look at that!!" while asking for your donations to help them keep telling you all that "truth" they've been peddling.

Planners of such things know the shelf-life of a psyop is limited because our attention spans get shorter as Apple I-phones get more expensive. Google's phone offers features that PROVE to you it's ALWAYS spying and recording everything you do and today's simple minded consumers think somehow it's a bonus. Critical thinking and long attention spans have become nothing more than collateral damage in the War on You.

Or maybe they were the target all along. Remember, anything they destroy in the ongoing Global Overseas Contingency Operation was a terrorist... so... it follows if they can wage a war on "terror" they could also do the same with "intelligence' maybe?

Food for thought.

Those who dare to tread where few will follow regardless of the clarity of the path they blaze, should be acknowledged and remembered for their integrity and courage.

Hopefully there's a little Gary Webb in all of us out here as he's now demonized by the likes of the CIA's Washington Post (you can probably figure out why) and we are all aware a similar fate awaits us all.

When folks tell you the truth in spite of the pain, in spite of the pressure, you should take note and appreciate the work as well as the fortitude it takes to do it because I promise you, sometime in the not so distant future, you wont see it again.

And we will all miss it when it's gone.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi: or why you don’t trust the MSM even if they say what you want to hear

by catte from Off Guardian

The alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a mass media rollout, every bit as sparsely verified and every bit as questionable as the official Skripal narrative, but this fact is being overlooked due to the cognitive dissonance involved in who is being blamed.

What we are seeing in the mainstream media at the moment is a narrative-shift worthy of Minitrue. We are currently being told the equivalent of “Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia”.  The Saudis in general, and  Muhammad bin Salman in particular, all previous “good guys” in the MSM pantheon, are being apparently re-branded as baddies with all the cartoonish excess normally reserved for Russia/Putin and Syria/Assad...


[read more here]

The Khashoggi Disappearance and the Stalled Vision 2030 Plan: Our Vexed and Bitter Masters Seek Regime Change Again

by Scott Creighton

Back in April of this year, a journalist in Gaza wearing a vest marked "PRESS" was deliberately shot and killed by IDF snipers. That brings the total number killed to 18 since the start of the Second Intifada. No one of consequence called for regime change in Israel.

As of July this year, there had already been six journalists killed in Mexico by drug cartels linked to Mexico's corrupt government and our own intelligence services. The last one beaten to death in a horrific murder. Last year the number of journalists murdered set a new record for the country at 42. As far as I know, the MSM and Lindsey Graham have yet to call for sanctions and regime change.

In Columbia there have been two murdered for covering things the rulers didn't want covered. But we like Columbia's neoliberal government so for now, not a peep about changing it.

What makes the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi so different? This is a question a few writers and researchers have been asking themselves and a couple of us have come to some honest, sensible, business-oriented answers... since of course the U.S. and her allies are all about Business.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East

by Aram Roston, from Buzz Feed

Cradling an AK-47 and sucking a lollipop, the former American Green Beret bumped along in the back of an armored SUV as it wound through the darkened streets of Aden. Two other commandos on the mission were former Navy SEALs. As elite US special operations fighters, they had years of specialized training by the US military to protect America. But now they were working for a different master: a private US company that had been hired by the United Arab Emirates, a tiny desert monarchy on the Persian Gulf.

On that night, December 29, 2015, their job was to carry out an assassination.

Their armed attack, described to BuzzFeed News by two of its participants and corroborated by drone surveillance footage, was the first operation in a startling for-profit venture. For months in war-torn Yemen, some of America’s most highly trained soldiers worked on a mercenary mission of murky legality to kill prominent clerics and Islamist political figures.

Their target that night: Anssaf Ali Mayo, the local leader of the Islamist political party Al-Islah. The UAE considers Al-Islah to be the Yemeni branch of the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood, which the UAE calls a terrorist organization. Many experts insist that Al-Islah, one of whose members won the Nobel Peace Prize, is no terror group. They say it's a legitimate political party that threatens the UAE not through violence but by speaking out against its ambitions in Yemen.

[read more here]

Cue the Next Humanitarian Intervention: Venezuela drops US dollar, will use euro for international transactions

from RT

Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro, Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced.

The sanctions, recently introduced by Washington against Caracas, “block the possibility of continuing to trade using the US dollar on the Venezuelan exchange market," El Aissami said, adding that the American restrictions were “illegal and against international law.”

The American “financial blockade” of Venezuela affects both the country’s public and private sectors, including pharmacy and agriculture, and shows “just how far the imperialism can go in its madness,” the vice president said.

Venezuela’s floating exchange rate system, Dicom, “will be operating in euro, yuan or any other convertible currency and will allow the foreign exchange market to use any other convertible currency," El Aissami said.
The vice president added that all private banks in Venezuela are obliged to participate in the Dicom bidding system...

[read more here]

Jamal Khashoggi Psyop: The Idiotic "Cleaning Crew Cover-up" Story

by Scott Creighton

A number of "alternative" websites (Common Dreams and Moon of Alabama to mention just two) have latched onto the "cleaning crew cover-up" story which is obviously intended to "fix" the pending narrative that the Turkish forensic investigation yesterday found nothing in the Saudi consulate when they were looking for evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was abducted, tortured, killed and dismembered in that location on Oct. 2nd of this year.

The story is so full of stupid it defies logic that NO ONE seems to understand what it was they saw yesterday. Here is an image of what everyone finds "remarkable"

 "You couldn't make his up," added Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal, who posted photos of the cleaning crew's pronounced arrival.

"You couldn't make this up!!!" screeches al Jazeera...


Khashoggi Was No Critic of Saudi Regime

 by As`ad AbuKhalil from Consortium News

... Khashoggi was an ambitious young reporter who knew that to rise in Saudi journalism you don’t need professionalism, courage, or ethics. In Saudi Arabia, you need to attach yourself to the right prince. Early on, Khashoggi became close to two of them: Prince Turki Al-Faysal (who headed Saudi intelligence) and his brother, Prince Khalid Al-Faysal, who owned Al-Watan (The Motherland) where Khashoggi had his first (Arabic) editing job.

Khashoggi distinguished himself with an eagerness to please and an uncanny ability to adjust his views to those of the prevailing government. In the era of anti-Communism and the promotion of fanatical jihad in Afghanistan and elsewhere, Khashoggi was a true believer. He fought with Osama bin Laden and promoted the cause of the Mujahideen.

The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius and others want to embellish this by implying that he was an “embedded” reporter—as if bin Laden’s army would invite independent journalists to report on their war efforts...

... Khashoggi was a reactionary: he supported all monarchies and sultanates in the region and contended they were “reformable.” To him, only the secular republics, in tense relations with the Saudis, such as Iraq, Syria and Libya, defied reform and needed to be overthrown. He favored Islamization of Arab politics along Muslim Brotherhood lines.

Khashoggi’s vision was an “Arab uprising” led by the Saudi regime. In his Arabic writings he backed MbS’s “reforms” and even his “war on corruption,” derided in the region and beyond. He thought that MbS’s arrests of the princes in the Ritz were legitimate (though he mildly criticized them in a Post column) even as his last sponsoring prince, Al-Walid bin Talal, was locked up in the luxury hotel. Khashoggi even wanted to be an advisor to MbS, who did not trust him and turned him down...

 ... A writer in Okaz, a daily in Jeddah, accused him of meeting with the Emir of Qatar at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York and of having ties to “regional and international intelligence services.” If true it may have sealed his fate. Qatar is now the number one enemy of the Saudi regime—arguably worse than Iran...

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Local people suffer atrocities under YPG terrorist group, want them out of Manbij

from Daily Sabah

Local people in northern Syria's Manbij have demanded the departure of the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG), and its main backer the United States, from the city.

Speaking to Yeni Şafak newspaper yesterday, Abdulkarim al-Fahel, a tribe leader in Manbij, said that locals want not only to drive the YPG, but also U.S. troops away from the city, due to Washington's continuous support of the terrorist group.

Pointing to the YPG's fear of Turkey's recent signals of a likely operation into territories east of the Euphrates controlled by the group, Fahel added that the YPG had started to collect taxes amounting to a whole years' worth in a day from the people of Manbij, which has caused unrest among locals.
Local people living in areas held by the group have long been suffering from YPG atrocities.

Numerous human rights organizations have documented the YPGs violations of human rights including torture, recruiting child soldiers and burning civil buildings. The group also systematically and forcefully displaced Arabs from their homes in line with their "Kurdification" policy in traditionally Arab towns...

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Angered By Saudi Plan to Purchase Russian S-400, Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to “Buy American”

by Whitney Webb of Mint Press News
  
The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, President Donald Trump warned the Saudis of “severe punishment” if the Saudi government was found to have been responsible for the journalist’s alleged murder. 
 
The Saudi government has vocally denied any involvement even though Khashoggi disappeared within the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and responded to Trump’s threats by vowing an even “stronger” response if the Gulf monarchy is ultimately targeted by the United States. The exchange of threats caused Saudi stocks to sustain their biggest one-day loss since 2016 when trading opened and has brought the upcoming three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia much unwanted negative publicity.

However, there is considerable evidence pointing to the fact that the U.S.’ response to the Khashoggi affair is likely to be determined, not by any Saudi government responsibility for Khashoggi’s fate, but instead whether or not the Saudis choose to follow through with their promise to purchase the $15 billion U.S.-made THAAD missile system or it cheaper, Russia-made equivalent, the S-400. According to reports, the Saudis failed to meet the deadline for their planned THAAD purchase and had hinted in late September that they were planning to buy the S-400 from Russia instead...

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E Warren's Own Study Shows She's 97% White.. She Claims it Proves She's Native American

You guys know me and I have shied away from the whole "Pocahontas" thing but I will tell you this is freaking remarkable.



A Visit with AuntBB

Guess who stopped by for a visit yesterday.



AuntBB's channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFXG6YBlonz8IUHH1ABBwg

On Sept. 21 S.A. Amb to Russia Hoped U.S. Would Not Sanction Riyadh over purchase of S-400 Systems

Eleven days before Jamal Khashoggi went "missing" the Saudi ambassador to Russia said in an interview that he hoped the U.S. would not sanction Riyadh over their decision to purchase Russia's S-400 defense system as opposed to Lockheed Martin's THAAD.

Now we have 22 senators calling on Trump to use the Global Magnisky Act to impose sanctions on S.A. over the "missing" Khashoggi... who just happens to be the nephew of Adnan Khashoggi, former Saudi weapons dealer who made his fortune working with MIC companies like... Lockheed Martin.






Sunday, October 14, 2018

On Sept. 21st Saudi Ambassador to Russia said he Hoped US Would not Sanction them Over S-400 Purchase

by Scott Creighton

Well lookie here. Just a few weeks before the blurry-image crisis unfolded in Istanbul, the Saudi ambassador to Russia, Rayed Krimly, said he really hopes the U.S. doesn't sanction Saudi Arabia over their signed agreement to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system rather than the THAAD system Lockheed Martin makes.

Gee... its almost like this amazing missing "journalist" thingy was custom made to put pressure on S.A. huh?

"Moscow: Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Russia Rayed Krimly on Friday expressed hope that Washington would not impose sanctions on Riyadh over purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense missile systems.

I hope that no one will impose any sanctions on us,” Krimly told reporters answering the question whether Saudi Arabia would continue to discuss the issue of deliveries of the S-400 after the United States imposed sanctions against China for a deal with Russia.

He noted that the Saudi Arabia-Russia agreement on the arms purchase was in the works despite the possible US sanctions.

Our cooperation with Russia continues and grows. And during King Salman’s historic visit [to Russia] we have signed 14 agreements that began to be implemented. There were four agreements in the military field; three of them began to be implemented. As for the fourth … there is discussion of the technical issues. Because the system itself is modern and complex,” the ambassador concluded" SaiSat Sept. 21, 2018

Well well well, would you look at that.  No wonder you have the likes of Washington Post, New York Times, Joe Scarborough, Sen Lindsay Graham and Jake Tapper suddenly turning into progressives and championing a missing journalist (after about 30 went missing in the past year thanks to S.A. and they said not a peep)

God I hate being right all the time but there you have it.

Jamal Khashoggi's Last Interview: Why is Chris Hedges Calling for Sanctions Over this Regime Change Backing "Journalist"?

by Scott Creighton

I just heard Chris Hedges start off a talk he gave on Oct. 8th 2018 praising Jamal Khashoggi as some kind of revolutionary hero, standing up to the brutal Saudi government and he even calls for SANCTIONS against Saudi Arabia regarding this mess.

Kinda like Jake Tapper does.

And Thomas Friedman does.

And Sen. Lindsey Graham does.

How interesting is that?

Truth is, as I pointed out in a video I did DAYS AGO... Jamal Khashoggi was a Syrian "regime change" backing tool of the globalists who ALSO SUPPORTED Saudi Arabia's efforts to do away with the Houthi revolution in Yemen.

So WHY THE HELL are so-called "alternative progressive" voices sticking up for this guy and condemning MbS for his murder... which, by the way, there is still no real evidence for either it happening OR MbS' involvement?


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Beyond Obvious: Lockheed Martin's Khashoggi Shake-down of Saudi Arabia

by Scott Creighton

The sudden disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi has cast a shadow over what's been billed as the “blueprint for the 20th century.”

The three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia called "Davos in the Desert" is set for October 23-25 in Riyadh. This is the annual event is "intended to showcase Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MbS) modernization plan for the desert kingdom" and it attracts Big Business and highly placed government officials from around the world.

The "gathering is co-hosted by the kingdom’s massive sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, and the crown prince"

It is also "cosponsored by corporate giants like HSBC, Mastercard, and Uber"

To put it's importance to Big Business in perspective,  "Uber got a $3.5 billion investment from the PIF two years ago"

That is a massive investment in one company which turned Uber around and made it into a major player on the world stage. And that would explain why "(o)ver 3,800 people have registered to come and nearly 200 speakers are expected"

Much has been written as of late about businesses and government officials pulling out of the conference but that's not exactly accurate. The list of those who have confirmed their cancellation is small as one might expect when so much money is there for the taking.


Friday, October 12, 2018

With the Jamal Khashoggi Crisis and Lockheed Martin, the Past is Prologue


I believe the Jamal Khashoggi crisis is directly tied to the Saudis missing a Sept. 30th deadline to buy Lockheed Martin's THAAD missile defense system. 15 billion bucks is a big contract to back out of especially if they intend to buy Russia's S-400 system instead and I have a number of events from the past year that show us our government and the press are not opposed to helping LM promote sales via terror campaigns.

While Peace Proceeds on Pace in Korea, the People of Hawaii Were Purposefully Subjected to 38-minutes of Terror

by Scott Creighton (archived from Jan. 13, 2018)

On the Korean peninsula leaders from South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) met this past week in an effort to walk back the aggressive stance that’s developed between the two halves of one former nation. Today, the state media of the DPRK hailed this moment as historic as there are once again, hopes for peace and reunification on the horizon. Even the warmongering complicit media outlet CNN seemed taken in by the optimism.

“A North Korean state newspaper is celebrating the country’s leader over the resumption of face-to-face talks with the South, saying Kim Jong Un’s policy to improve relations were “brilliant” for “national reunification.”

The article in state newspaper Rodong Sinmun said recent high-level talks “proved again that there is no problem unsolvable if the North and the South pool their efforts.”

In talks Tuesday, the North agreed to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions…

Despite climate and terrain favorable for participating in cold-weather sports, North Korea hasn’t sent a delegation to the Winter Olympics since 1992.” CNN

Our various leaders have worked really hard over the last few decades making sure peace didn’t break out in the region. Peace isn’t profitable. And a potential reunification of the Koreas would undoubtedly effect some of our glorious national interest’s profit margins.


Hawaiian False Alarm, the Aegis Ashore System and a Pending $2 Billion Dollar Contract: Shall We Play a Game?

by Scott Creighton (archived from Jan. 14, 2018)


The following are a series of clips from various news agencies which illuminate a pattern that I noticed while researching what happened yesterday in Hawaii. I will be producing a video about this later today but unfortunately one of my cats passed away last night and I have to repair a tire this morning so while my interest in the events is certainly peaked, my thoughts are less focused than they should be.

As I wrote last night about the false alarm that took place yesterday, I find it hard too believe that one person can send any message in their emergency system with the “accidental” press of a button and I find it harder to believe it takes 38 minutes to post a correction… ESPECIALLY if “one person can send any message in their emergency system with the… press of a button”

These two statements make no sense in conjuncture with one another when you think about it and they contradictory to one another when Hawaiian officials make them as well.


The Latest North Korean “Crisis” – Brought to you by your friends at Lockheed Martin “We’re CRUSHING Peace for Profit”

by Scott Creighton (archived from Aug. 10, 2017)

Back in May of this year, Moon Jae-in won a presidential election in South Korea and took office. He campaigned on the radical idea that maybe the people of his nation would be better off if they normalized relations with the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or “North Korea” and pursued the Sunshine Policy the previous corrupt president of South Korea turned her back on at the behest of America and her “national interests”

The previous corrupt president was kicked out of office for being corrupt but before she left she cut a deal to stick another THAAD missile defense system in her country, a deal that promised HUGE profits for Lockheed Martin, the company that manufactures them.


What Carey Welder of Anti-Media Gets 100% Wrong Regarding Facebook's New PURGE


The video is very glitchy. Audio is good so I am posting it. I will make the next video by saving to the external drive as opposed to the local one and see if that fixes it.

US’ Pompeo: ‘We want the whole Middle East to look like (fascist, Likudnik) Israel’

from MEMO

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that “Israel is everything we want the entire Middle East to look like going forward” and that US-Israel relations are “stronger than ever”.

Speaking at an award ceremony held by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington DC, Pompeo hailed Israel as “democratic and prosperous”, adding “it desires peace, it is a home to a free press and a thriving economy,” Arutz Sheva reported.

Pompeo then compared Israel to Iran, citing the latter’s “corrupt leaders [who] assault the human rights of their own people and finance terrorism in every corner of the Middle East”. Pompeo lamented that the US administration under former President Barack Obama “had more respect for the leaders of Iran than it did for the State of Israel,” stressing that
under President Trump’s leadership, the United States is standing where it should firmly be: On the side of Israel.
Pompeo also discussed the long-awaited US peace initiative – dubbed the “deal of the century” – hailing it as a “truly historic” effort to reach an agreement. Pompeo said that “we [the USA] are very hopeful that one day the Palestinian people will have the same kinds of things, the same material, the same opportunities that the people of Israel have,” according to the Jerusalem Post. Pompeo added “We very much want you [the Palestinians] to have a space.”...

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trump Says Blocking Saudi Arms Sales Would Be "Hurting Us" When Asked About Khashoggi

from Zero Hedge

It's not exactly a shocker, but does still serve to confirm just what interests actually drive American foreign policy - and no it has nothing to do with "sticking up for human rights" or "punishing rogue regimes".

In fact a regime can literally lure a prominent journalist to its embassy, murder him and chop him up into pieces, and then cart the body out of a foreign country — as the fast mounting evidence increasingly confirms in the case of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi — and the US may not so much as bat and eyelash.

President Trump told "Fox News Night" on Wednesday that he wants to know what happened to Khashoggi but expressed reluctance when it comes to blocking arms sales to the kingdom.
 "I think that would be hurting us," Trump said.
"We have jobs, we have a lot of things happening in this country. We have a country that's doing probably better economically than it's ever done before."
Ironically this all comes a mere days after on Trump last Sunday said the Saudi king wouldn't last "two weeks" without American support. The statements also come just as a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders are demanding a federal probe into Khashoggi's disappearance and alleged murder that could lead to sanctions on the longtime close US ally...

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This Week Exposes Israel's Major Influence Over Trump Administration

During the Obama years, Israel got away with carrying out 3 major attacks on the people of Gaza killing thousands of civilians, many of them children. So Trump isn't alone in his unwavering support of the reactionary Likud Party, but he certainly isn't in good company either.





Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Digital Monitoring Of The Poor


Alazon Higgins to Debate Eiron Postol on the Subject of Khan Sheikoun Event

Barney Fife is going to debate Albert Einstein on the subject of relativity. Ok... not really. But close. Eliot Higgins is going to debate Theodore Postol on the subject of Khan Sheikoun false flag event.

This is what happens when idiots start to believe their own hype.





Jamal Khashoggi: A Pawn Removed From or Moved On the Grand Chessboard

I did find an image that supposedly shows him going into the building that day and it shows a black minivan parked outside. Hard to tell who it is but there is that.





Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bellingcat Admits It's a Bought-off Tool of Soros, the neocons and Regime Change NGOs

Eliot Higgins gave a press conference today in which he admitted he was paid by NATO through the warmongering Atlantic Council, George Soros' Open Society globalist foundation and our very own National Endowment for Democracy which was set up to do the dirty work of the CIA back in 1983.

And he just finished a workshop with Glenn Greenwald's Intercept teaching them his tricks of the trade.

Anyone still believing anything that comes from this group's "open sourced" investigations should be forced to wear a helmet all day and have a responsible adult check their meds before they take them.






IPCC Pretends the Scientific Publishing Crisis Doesn’t Exist

by Donna Laframboise, Big Picture News

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a press release today. It tells us the IPCC assesses “thousands of scientific papers published each year,” and that its latest report relies on “more than 6,000 references.”

That sounds impressive until one remembers that academic publishing is in the grips of a reproducibility crisis. A disturbing percentage of the research published in medicine, economics, computer science, psychology, and other fields simply doesn’t stand up. Whenever independent third parties attempt to reproduce/replicate this work – carrying out the same research in order to achieve the same findings – the success rate is dismal.

The influential 2005 paper, Why Most Published Research Findings Are False, is now very old news. Headlines declaring that ‘science is broken’ have become commonplace. In 2015, the editor-in-chief of The Lancet declared that “much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.”

So here’s the bottom line: We know that studies about promising drugs typically fail when strangers attempt to reproduce those studies. We know that flashy physics research published in Science and Nature has been wholly fraudulent. We know that half of economics papers can’t be replicated, even with assistance from their own authors. We know political bias distorts the peer-review process in psychology. (All of this is discussed in a report I wrote in 2016).

We therefore have no earthly reason to imagine that climate science is exempt from these kinds of problems.

If half of the scientific literature is untrue, it therefore follows that half of climate research is also untrue. 

This means that 3,000 of the IPCC’s 6,000 references aren’t worth the paper they’re written on...

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Brazil’s Zionist Presidential Candidate Threatens to Cut Ties with Palestine

from Fort Russ

The federal deputy and presidential candidate  of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), Jair Bolsonaro, generated controversy this week in saying that if elected, he intends to have the Embassy of Palestine withdrawn from Brazil, since he does not consider Palestine a country.
Bolsonaro’s statement contradicts the fact that Brazil recognized Palestine as an independent state in 2010.

According to the politician, who has repeatedly defended the rapprochement of Brazil with Israel, the installation of the Palestinian diplomatic building in the federal capital in 2016 was the result of negotiations by ex-President Rousseff with “terrorists” in a kind of “pull.”

“Dilma negotiated with Palestine and not with the people there. You do not negotiate with a terrorist, so that embassy on the side of the Palace, there is no area for that,” said the deputy, as quoted by Estadão.

Outraged at the statements made by the deputy in relation to his country of origin, the president of the Arab-Brazilian Cultural Center, businessman Ahmed Ramadan, said in an interview that the position of the PSL candidate in relation to Palestine clearly reflects the Israeli influence of his candidacy, a clear exchange of interests...

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Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat

by Whitney Webb, Mint Press News

The Intercept, along with its parent company First Look Media, recently hosted a workshop for pro-war, Google-funded organization Bellingcat in New York. The workshop, which cost $2,500 per person to attend and lasted five days, aimed to instruct participants in how to perform investigations using “open source” tools — with Bellingcat’s past, controversial investigations for use as case studies. The details of the workshop have not been made public and Bellingcat founder Elliott Higgins declined to elaborate on the workshop when pressed on social media.
 
The decision on the part of The Intercept is particularly troubling given that the publication has long been associated with the track records of its founding members, such as Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald, who have long been promoted as important “progressive” and “anti-war” voices in the U.S. media landscape.

Greenwald publicly distanced himself from the decision to host the workshop, stating on Twitter that he was not involved in making that decision and that — if he had been — it was not one “that I would have made.” However, he stopped short of condemning the decision...

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Chris Hedges in Eugene, Oct. 3, 2018


Brett Kavanaugh Assumes the Position of a Supreme Court Justice

Aren't you just proud?



The Intercept Goes Full Bellingcat and Promotes Russia Hacked Our Election BS

On the same day The Intercept promotes the Russian Hacking lie, Bellingcat thanked them for hosting one of his BS educational conferences. Coincidence?






If We Lose our Internet Freedoms Because of Wikileaks, You Should At Least Know Why

by Scott Creighton (archived post from Dec.11, 2010)

Just a little more background on Julian Assange and Wikileaks…

Wikileaks was started up in Dec. of 2006. Oddly enough, as a supposed “leak” site, a dissident site, it was given a great deal of immediate mainstream attention from the likes of the Washington Post, TIME magazine, and even Cass Sunstein the now Obama administration official who wrote a paper on how to “cognitively infiltrate” dissident groups in order to steer them in a direction that is useful to the powers that be.

The TIME magazine article is curious because it seems that right off the bat they were telling us how to interpret Wikileaks in such a way that sounded strangely familiar to George W. Bush back just after 9/11…
“By March, more than one million leaked documents from governments and corporations in Asia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Bloc will be available online in a bold new collective experiment in whistle-blowing. That is, of course, as long as you don’t accept any of the conspiracy theories brewing that Wikileaks.org could be a front for the CIA or some other intelligence agency.” TIME Jan. 2007 (emphasis added)
Now remember and read closely… this article was written PRIOR to Wikileaks’ first big “leak”, which according to the article was to  occur sometime in March of 2007.

So why would TIME magazine be writing about them in the first place if they hadn’t done anything yet? Also, let’s not pass up on that delicious irony: this is TIME magazine singing the praises of a supposed “leak” site which will supposedly expose all kinds of “conspiracy theories” while at the same time telling their readers NOT to believe in those silly “conspiracy theories” circulating about Wikileaks. Just so long as you believe the “right” conspiracy theories, you’ll be alright I guess.   This of course perfectly matches Jullian Assange’s own statements about 9/11.

TIME goes on to explain that the Wikileaks version will be the “correct” version (even though they had yet to publish anything at that point… pretty far out on that credibility limb for TIME if you ask me…)
“Instead of a couple of academic specialists, Wikileaks will provide a forum for the entire global community to examine any document relentlessly for credibility, plausibility, veracity and falsifiability,” its organizers write on the site’s FAQ page. “They will be able to interpret documents and explain their relevance to the public. If a document is leaked from the Chinese government, the entire Chinese dissident community can freely scrutinize and discuss it…”  TIME Jan. 2007
You have to remember, Wikileaks first started targeting China obviously and as we all know from history, typically dissident movements within targeted nations are often funded and run by covert CIA operations. Since Wikileaks started off with a host of Chinese dissidents, it would be logical to assume that at least some of them have links back to the agency. But it gets better.


Excerpts from Saudi journalist Khashoggi’s column

from Middle East Monitor

Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul last week, Turkish sources said, in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdom’s rulers, Reuters reports.

As a journalist, he interviewed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden several times in Afghanistan and Sudan, and served twice as editor of Al Watan newspaper.

Khashoggi gained a wide following with his appearances on Arab satellite television networks.
A consummate insider, he advised Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief, and has also been close to billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

A year ago, Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia after he said the authorities had instructed him to stop tweeting.

In his columns in the Washington Post, Khashoggi had been escalating his criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: accusing him of repressing the Saudi people, creating a mess in Lebanon and prosecuting a cruel war in Yemen...

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