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Posted: 19 Mar 2017 05:00 PM PDT

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Trump’s Muslim Ban – What You aren’t Being Told

Posted: 31 Jan 2017 11:21 AM PST

On Friday January 27th, 2017 President Trump issued an executive order suspending the Syrian refugee program and temporarily banning entries for people coming from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria.

The backlash has been fierce and public figures around the world have voiced their outrage. On one hand this is understandable, given the humanitarian implications, however one has to ask: Where was this outrage when the refugee crisis was being created? Where was the righteous indignation in 2011 when the Obama administration toppled the Libyan government, first by sending in the CIA to back rebel groups (that ended up having direct ties to Al-Qaeda) and then using airstrikes to finish the job?

Prior to this intervention Libya had one of the highest standards of living of any country in Africa (according to the UN). They even had free healthcare.Today the country is a failed state, plagued by ongoing violence. That’s why these people are trying to escape.

And where was this righteous indignation in 2012 when the U.S. began providing weapons, money and training to rebel groups in Syria in an attempt to overthrow Assad? Even at the time it was known that most of these weapons were ending up in the hands of jihadists, and it was no secret that these groups were committing horrific atrocities. Again why do you think these people are trying to escape?

Then there was Yemen, where the Obama administration quietly supported Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign for over a year, before finally getting their hands dirty and launching direct airstrikes in 2016.

This warmongering continued till the very end. Here’s a map of where the 26,171 thousand bombs Obama dropped just in his last year of office fell.

You know it seems to me that the inhabitants of these countries would have preferred that you stand up against the wars that destroyed their homeland before and while it was happening, rather than take issue to where they are allowed to go in the aftermath. Just saying.

None of this is a defense of Trump’s order. It doesn’t make any sense that Iran be included on the list while Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt get a free pass. Especially considering that Saudi Arabia is most prolific purveyor of Wahhabi extremism in the world. That is of course unless you look at this through a geopolitical lens. Which brings us back to the real crux of the issue: war.

After 8 years of covering for Obama’s foreign policy, the left already has a credibility problem, and the current strategy of throwing temper tantrums at Trump’s each and every turn (which started before he took office) isn’t helping. Inside your echo chamber you might feel like revolutionaries, but from the outside, your selective outrage is reeks of hypocrisy and low brow partisanship. You’re also burning through your ammunition before the battles that are really going to count (like another war or an expansion of police state powers).

Make no mistake. Trump is just getting warmed up.

President Trump – The Trap is Set

Posted: 17 Jan 2017 06:40 AM PST

Most of the world (the political left in particular) was blindsided by the results of the 2016 election. To say that some are having a hard time coming to terms with the words “President Trump” and what the next 4 to 8 years will bring, would be an understatement.

Those who told you that a Trump presidency was impossible were quick to remix their pre-election narratives, framing the Donald as something of a Hitler 2.0 and attempting to position themselves as leaders of a new resistance. Self reflection is still off the table.

On the other end of the spectrum you have those who took Trump’s promises at face value, and who actually believe he will make America great again, proclaiming the dawn of a new age of conservatism, as the stock market rose to record highs (before he actually took office).

Both sides are utterly unprepared for what’s coming.

Let’s just cut to the chase.
Is Trump going to usher in a new era of prosperity and innovation, or is he going to be the one standing in the center ring when the circus tent comes down? Remember some voted for Trump as political molotov cocktail.

“Trump is a business man” you say, “he’s going to make things happen”. Cut taxes, cut regulation, invest a trillion dollars in infrastructure (including a ginourmous wall), punish companies that move factories overseas, rebuild the military, restore relations with Russia, start a trade war with China. And you know a new arms race would create jobs.

There’s a lot to unpack there, and those are debates worth having, however much of this hinges on a variable that Trump doesn’t control: the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero for close to a decade. They also engaged in quantitative easing from 2009 to 2014, accumulating 4.5 trillion dollars worth of mortgage backed securities and treasury notes (they are still holding those assets by the way). This inflated stock and bond market bubbles of historic proportions.

When a friendly face is in the white House, crashes are typically attributed to a war, a terrorist attack or some other external variable (for example 9/11, which masked the unravelling of the tech bubble in 2001). The Trump administration, however, is an excuse in and of itself.

Word is the Fed is leaning towards increasing interest rates aggressively in 2017, and may engage in anti-inflationary measures to offset Trump’s infrastructure stimulus plans. That means that the flow of money and credit is about to be tightened. It also means the Fed is setting itself up for a showdown.

If Trump plays by the rules, he will have to wait until 2018 to replace Janet Yellen. A lot can happen within that timeframe.

Trump’s personality is a wildcard. He’s impulsive. He fights dirty, and he fights to win (he also happens to have a history with organized crime).

If Trump goes to war with the Federal Reserve this this could get out of hand in ways that most can’t even imagine (especially when geopolitics are factored in). As a result the U.S. dollar’s position as the world reserve currency is going to be in play.

Add to that backdrop a little social unrest on the domestic front. If recent history serves as any indicator, we can count on seeing some kind of racially charged flash point involving the police during the Trump administration (probably before 2017 is over).

It’s also fairly safe to say (given recent history) that some of these protests will turn violent and destructive. The trend has been towards escalation. Having Trump in charge will take this to a new level.

Trump ran on a platform of “law and order” and support for the police, which piggy backed on the perception that Obama was undermining law enforcement during his term (in spite of the fact that Obama greatly accelerated the militarization of the police). Just the belief that Trump has their back, is going to influence the police response. They’re going to be more confident, more aggressive, and if Trump offers even so much as a word of encouragement, they will go into full crackdown mode (which would of course throw gasoline on a fire).

These tensions have the potential of spinning out of control, especially in the context of an economic downturn, and again Trump’s personality is wildcard.

Trump is also about to inherit (thanks to Obama and Bush) the most extensive and technologically advanced surveillance apparatus world has ever seen (Obama expanded the NSA’s powers even after Trump won by the way), the power to order extrajudicial assassinations anywhere in the world, and a military which has been authorized (by the NDAA) to detain anyone, anywhere (including U.S. citizens) indefinitely without trial.

To top it off, Trump is filling his administration with former generals. Some with combat and counter insurgency experience. He has everything he needs to implement a full fledged military dictatorship, and the left has no one to blame but themselves.

Trump did not, however, start off on a good foot with the alphabet soup agencies. He has an enemy contingent in the deep state which wants to take him down, and has the means to do it. Replacing upper management won’t be enough to neutralize this threat. These agencies have black budgets, and off the books programs that defy accountability, and lot’s of experience toppling upstart regimes. Failure reign them in could be fatal.

The most important trap however, will be on the geopolitical front. Years of backing Sunni jihadist in Syria failed to unseat Assad, and Trump has vowed to reverse U.S. policy. Israel was openly supporting the Sunni axis. They wanted a full frontal regime change in both Syria and Iran for many years, but the Obama administration tied their hands. Then Russia stepped in, tipped the balance, and the Shiite Crescent not only survived, but grew stronger.

Israeli/Sunni axis needs another path to war so they’re changing tack.

On January 13th, 2017, just 7 days from the inauguration, Israel bombed a Syrian government airport.

This provides a glimpse of the years to come. Israel’s strategy is simple: provoke Syria and or Iran until one of them retaliates… which would of course provide cover to take territory. Turkey is likely to make another move in Iraq and or Syria as well (Turkey has ambitions to expand its borders as well), while the Saudis continue bombing Yemen to rubble (with U.S. government support).

Israel feels confident that Trump will defend them at all costs. Indeed he has given this impression, but will he take the bait? Here Russia is a wildcard.

What happens if Russia moves quickly to provide Syria and Iran with the means of defending themselves? What happens when Putin and Netanyahu are competing for Trump’s ear? With all the other variables in play will Trump even have the means to influence the outcome in this region?

Expect alliances in the Middle East to shift rapidly during the Trump years, with unexpected consequences. In particular watch for a play on oil that undermines the petrodollar.

Making America great again was never on the menu. Trump wasn’t supposed to win. He was supposed to be the decoy. This was reality television does politics, literally.

The Democrats thought he was so bad that he would take attention off of Hillary’s baggage. So the Clinton campaign pulled strings with their friends in the media to help him in the primaries. We know this thanks to the John Podesta email leaks.

“We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates [Trump, Cruz, Carson] so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously,”

The DNC (and their corporate media lackeys) then worked to marginalize the Bernie Sanders campaign, and used a secret agreement backed by “leverage” to prevent him from attacking Clinton. This was confirmed by the DNC email leaks.

Oops!

You can’t un-throw a molotov cocktail. So get your popcorn, and buckle up (or leave the United States if you were planning to). The show is about to begin.

How to Stop Chronic MRSA Infections

Posted: 19 Oct 2016 09:33 AM PDT

Antibiotic resistance is a fascinating topic. Fascinating to study. Harrowing to experience first hand. Especially when there are children involved.

In this video I am going to start by describing what my family, my community and I experienced during a micro-epidemic of MRSA (Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) that developed over the course of two years, and which peaked between December of 2015 and August of 2016, leaving me with a visceral sensation of my mortality, and a hole in my right lung. Throughout this account we will point out mistakes that were made and lessons that were learned along the way. At several points in this crisis I would have died if I listened to the doctors, and it was only by completely abandoning their approach that we broke out of the antibiotic spiral. Finally, we’ll describe an alternative treatment protocol we developed to get the infection under control. Given the rise of antibiotic resistance, this information will likely be relevant to you or those that you love within your lifetime.

Note: At the end of this article we will include information that did not fit into the video.

My first close encounter with this bacteria was in 2013 when an infection that started as a small pimple on my knee began spreading rapidly underneath my skin. This condition is known as cellulitis. I had never heard of such a thing, and didn’t realize I was in danger until it became so painful I could hardly walk.

The infection did not respond to the initial dosage of antibiotics (the swelling was advancing several inches per hour) so I was given a large injection. I recovered, but from that point on I found myself highly susceptible to infections. Even the smallest scratches or cuts would get out of control. The antibiotics had destroyed an important element of my natural defenses.

On Thursday December 10th of 2015 I discovered an abscess near my tailbone when I sat down on it rupturing it internally. This pushed the bacteria into my blood stream. At first it wasn’t clear what had happened. Within hours I had a fever. By that night I was having cold sweats, and intense pain. These were symptoms of sepsis, an infection of the blood. It’s a life threatening condition. However I attributed the symptoms to a cold I had caught from my children. At the time I had a mild cough.

By the end of the next day I knew I had a serious problem. The wound had begun to turn black, the pain had become unbearable, and I was so feverish that I could barely walk. It was Friday afternoon and our family doctor was closed, so I decided to wait until Monday. This was a mistake. When you have sepsis it is crucial that you get medical attention immediately. Every hour counts.

By Saturday evening it was clear that I couldn’t afford to wait any longer. So Sunday morning I went to the hospital and after several hours of waiting I received three large injections of antibiotics (amoxicillin and ampicillin). My fever was at 102.9 in spite of a large dose of paracetamol. I was then sent home with a prescription for amoxicillin. If I had trusted the doctors at this point, and taken no further action I would have died.

Twenty four hours later my fever had still not gone down, and the pain had only gotten worse. I called our family doctor and he told me to come in immediately. Any time you have sepsis caused by an abscess it is extremely important to get the abscess physically drained as soon as possible. By themselves, antibiotics are not enough to save you once sepsis has set in. You must prevent new bacteria from entering the blood.

After my doctor drained the abscess surgically I asked him to take a culture to determine what we were dealing with. He didn’t think this was necessary and he brushed the idea aside. In our subsequent interactions with the medical establishment we found that this is extremely common. Doctors rarely want to go to the trouble of performing a full culture for common infections. Sometimes they flat out refuse. In the age of antibiotic resistance this is a serious problem.

12 hours after the surgery the fever and pain began to subside. However throughout the duration of the prescription I still had cold sweats at night, and during the day I felt weak. For some reason the cough wasn’t going away either.

After the antibiotics were finished the cold sweats continued, the fatigue got worse, and I began to lose my appetite. I waited two weeks to go back to the doctor. By that time the cough had gotten worse, I had a constant pain in my chest, and I was sweating so much at night that I would go through three sets of garments by morning. I was also having flushes of pimples, rashes and swelling appear all over my body simultaneously. When I described my symptoms the doctor ordered a chest x-ray, and put me on a new antibiotic: ciprofloxacin.

The chest x-ray results were shocking. I was told that I had a 1.6 centimeter hole in my right lung and scarification on both sides. This damage was permanent.

Based on the symptoms the doctor assumed that I had tuberculosis, and three weeks were wasted on tests that turned out to be useless. The results for TB were negative. In the meantime I had began coughing up blood and pus.

The hole in my lung was caused by a lung abscess. Once staph gets into your blood it can travel anywhere in your body causing new infections. The common cough that I had acquired from my children had created a weak point in my lungs which allowed the infection to take hold. Unfortunately, combined with the fatigue and night sweats, the symptoms were indistinguishable from those of tuberculosis. Due to this misdiagnosis the proper tests were not performed until too late. We still didn’t know for sure what kind of bacteria we were dealing with.

After two weeks on a new antibiotic, azithromycin, the cough finally subsided and the night sweats stopped, so the doctor didn’t renew the prescription. This was January 24th.

Within three days of ending the antibiotics the night sweats returned, and I began to have flushes of pimples appear in random parts of my body again. At this point I resisted returning to the doctor. I no longer had any confidence in their approach.

However after about two months, the night sweats were becoming unbearable, and some of the pimples were developing into large abscesses. So finally I scheduled an appointment to get one of the abscess cultured.

The results of the culture confirmed what I suspected. It was antibiotic resistant staph, and there were only a few medications that it was sensitive to. I was placed on one of these, co-trimoxazole (Bactrim), for over a month.

At this stage we began to do our own research. The doctors had given us absolutely no information about this bacteria or how to control it. We discovered that staph is highly contagious. It can survive on surfaces and fabrics for several weeks, and it can easily pass from person to person through casual contact.

We also discovered that MRSA was rampant in the community. Once we recognized the symptoms we realized that it had been circulating among the children in the form of impetigo (which is caused by staph) for over a year. This became a serious problem. After the cotrimoxazole prescription ended, I was immediately reinfected by one of my friend’s children. My body was completely unable to defend itself and I still didn’t know why.

I didn’t want to get on antibiotics again so I began trying home remedies. Some of these remedies seemed to help, some made it worse, but nothing stopped it completely. Then one of the infections got out of control and began spreading rapidly through my arm. I was forced to go back to the doctor.

By the time we got a new culture done, it showed that the bacteria had developed resistance to all the previous antibiotics and there were only two medications left that could be taken without an i.v.: Tetracycline and Rifampicin. To prevent it from gaining resistance I was placed on both of these at the same time.

When the doctor removed the scab, we discovered that the infection had dug hole into my forearm a full 1/4 inch deep. Because it was so deep it took just over two months to heal. I continued taking both of these antibiotics for that entire period. By the time the hole had closed I was already seeing signs that the bacteria had acquired resistance.

During this two month period I had self quarantined to avoid reinfection. My children were visiting their grandparents and one of them had been put on antibiotics during the visit to fight her own infection. Just before they returned her symptoms came back. At this point it was clear that I was going to get reinfected. It was also clear that antibiotics were a dead end. We had to find an alternate solution.

After some research we implemented a protocol which included eliminating vectors of transmission, dietary and lifestyle changes, probiotics and oregano oil as an internal supplement. This protocol helped, and may have eventually worked on its own, however what stopped the infection in its tracks was an experimental technique that we developed based on how bacteria operate.

After each round of antibiotics since the first infection in 2013 I had taken probiotic pills to reestablish the bacteria that normally inhabit the digestive system. Antibiotics wipe these out, and there are a number of secondary symptoms that can occur as a result (candida infestation for example). However these probiotic pills were only effective for rebuilding the bacteria in the gut, it doesn’t help with the bacteria of the skin. Healthy skin is colonized by good bacteria which form our first line of defense. Killing it creates a vacuum. After months of heavy antibiotics I had totally wiped out my skin’s ecosystem.

Once I realized this, it dawned on me that I had to find a way to repopulate the good bacteria on the skin. To do so I started by buying a bottle of wide spectrum probiotics in capsule form. (You can get this at any good health food store, and you can even order it from Amazon.) I then created a culture of this bacteria by emptying the contents of one capsule into a 1 quart jar of cooled black tea with 1 cup sugar. I then covered the jar with a cloth and set it in on a shelf. (This is based on the formula used for Kombucha and Kefir which contain many of the same strains of bacteria.) Within a few days we could see signs that the bacteria was colonizing the solution.

After being in contact with my daughter I had already developed several small pimples even though I was still taking tetracycline and rifampicin. So I dropped the antibiotics completely and we began applying the tea to our entire body after each shower. We would exit the shower without rinsing off the tea and dry off with a clean towel.

The effect was immediate. The pimples cleared up completely, in spite of the fact that I was re-exposed to staph several times. Cuts and scrapes no longer became infected by default. Normal cleaning and bandaging was enough to allow them to heal.

The dead cells on the surface of our skin is a food source for many types of bacteria. It is quite literally an ecosystem. One way or another that ecosystem is going to be occupied. Avoiding exposure to bad bacteria is impossible. Staph is everywhere, in fact 20% of the population carry it at all times. The only long term protection is to fill that niche with strains that are beneficial.

It’s important to note, however, that the overall state of one’s immune system is a critical variable. During this infection I experienced first hand the correlation between too little sleep, exhaustion, poor diet, and stress and the symptoms. Unfortunately most doctors neglect to mention any of this. Most resort to antibiotics by default, and often prescribe them improperly or when they aren’t needed at all. If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

There are a number of experimental therapies (Bacteriophage therapy for example) which hold promise for the treatment of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the future, but it may be years before these are widely available. In the meantime, if you or your family find yourself dealing with an infection that just won’t go away, it’s important to realize that conventional medicine may not be able to help you, and that your doctor may pressure you to pursue treatments that only make your condition worse. That’s a frightening reality to come to terms with, but if you do your research, and take responsibility for your own health, there is hope.

Additional Information on Preventing and Managing MRSA Outbreaks

MRSA outbreaks often begin with a rash or tiny pimples may seem innocuous at first. These symptoms can appear 1-2 days after being in contact with someone who has an active infection. It is highly important to treat these right away and not wait until they progress. If you catch an infection in the beginning it can usually be stopped if you isolate them by cleaning the surface with povidone iodine, applying the proper antibacterial cream and then bandaging. Do not use an over the counter triple anti-biotic cream such as Neosporin. These simply do not work with MRSA. Fusidic acid and mupirocin are very effective especially if applied together. Fusidic acid stops the growth of bacteria and facilitates wound drainage. Mupirocin actively kills bacteria and is able to absorb into the skin to stop abscesses from growing. These creams require a prescription.

Avoid the temptation to squeeze MRSA pimples or abscesses. Often a MRSA pimple or abscess will look like a common pimple, and when it surfaces it may seem like it would be easy to pop, however the infection may be deeper than it seems, and squeezing often leads to complications, especially if you are dealing with a chronic condition. Do not assume that your doctor will know this. On two occasions I had doctors squeeze active MRSA infections without asking first. Both times led to complications (cellulitis).

Protect Your Immune System. If you have a serious staph infection it is important to do everything you can to help your immune system win. – Cut out alcohol completely. Binging even just once has a significant impact on the immune system. The effects can begin in as little as 20 minutes. – Reduce refined sugars as much as possible. Studies have found that sugar consumption reduces the effectiveness of our white blood cells. – Avoid repeated sessions of heavy labor or exercise. Studies have found that even just two consecutive days of heavy exercise or labor weaken the immune system. A separate study found that three days of consecutive exercise lowers lymphocyte counts. – If you have an active MRSA infection bathe obsessively (especially when doing physical work). Staph spreads through sweat and grows very, very rapidly. If you are doing 8 hour work days you should shower at least once in the middle of the day to reset bacterial growth. – Disinfect obsessively and avoid reusing contaminated items. For example I had a pair of work gloves that I realized were spreading the infection on my hands. Staph can live for weeks or months on fabrics and surfaces. It pays to get paranoid about these things.

Notes on Probiotic Cultures

  • Make sure you are starting with a live culture. We used Solaray Multidophilus which is available in most healthfood stores (and on Amazon). Probiotics must be kept refrigerated. If your bottle has gotten exposed to heat you will see much less bacterial growth.
  • I generally use about 1 cup of sugar for one quart of water/tea. This doesn’t have to be precise. The most important thing is to avoid starving the bacteria. As the sugar is consumed by the bacteria, more can be added.
  • As the culture grows it will gradually convert the sugar into alcohol and then the alcohol into vinegar (acetic acid). Oxygen is necessary for breaking down the alcohol into vinegar (hence the use of a cloth to cover it).
  • Probiotic bacteria grow best at warm temperatures. If you want to slow down a culture or preserve it for later use it can be sealed and refrigerated.
  • Grow your culture until you see strands of bacteria floating in the liquid. This will take a few days at minimum. Eventually these strands will clump into a gooey blob that floats on the surface. With kombucha this is called a scobi. In general a probiotic culture is indistinguishable from kombucha tea.

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Trump vs. Clinton – The Window of Opportunity

Posted: 30 Sep 2016 07:05 AM PDT

I know. Some of you are on the train. Some of you are actually inspired by the smoke being blown up your collective backsides. I’m not here to burst your bubble. Not necessary. Reality will set in on its own time.

No matter who gets inaugurated in January, the American public is going to come to their senses in a ditch, with a hangover and realize that they have no idea where their pants are. That’s an ugly picture, but sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to realize you’ve got a problem.

And there’s never been a better time for a rude awakening. All around the world we are witnessing the early stages of a massive social and economic upheaval.

Large swaths of the population feel angry, disenfranchised and disgusted with the trajectory we’re on. This undercurrent carried Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to the national stage, it brought Brexit to a referendum, and ready or not there’s more to come. (A window of opportunity is opening.)

I know, I know… The other candidate is REALLY, REALLY BAD.

I agree.

Both sides see their opposition’s candidate as a fraudster, a liar and a fool. And they’re both right. Trouble is, both sides hate their opponent so much that they refuse to scrutinize their own candidate. Par for the course. Delusion is the lifeblood of politics.

But with a lineup like this, one has to wonder if the “powers that be” are getting senile. Must be having a hard time recruiting competent, likable puppets. The circus tent is collapsing, and America is about to get a new ring master foisted upon them that is disliked and distrusted by the MAJORITY of the population. It’s unprecedented. You could even call it historic.

This election isn’t going to be determined by who people are voting for, nearly so much as who they are voting against.

They really screwed the pooch with Bernie Sanders though didn’t they? It was all so well planned and choreographed. The graceful loser. An emphatic endorsement. Great music and visuals. All ruined by the D.N.C. email leaks.

They got caught red handed. In doing so the establishment planted the seeds of rebellion in the hearts and minds of an entire generation. That generation just happens to be the future.

Therein lies a window of opportunity.

Discontent is the mother of revolution. Disillusionment the motor of real change. As America stumbles around in that ditch trying to figure out what went wrong, more and more people are going to realize that it’s time to stop pissing their life away at the RNC and DNC liquor stores.

The solution is not going to come from the same system that created the problem. It’s not just a few bad apples. It’s not just democracy that’s broken. We’re running on a faulty paradigm.

We have a debt based monetary system which requires infinite growth to stay afloat, on a finite planet, addicted to oil and war.

Time to start working outside the box.

Reforms aren’t going to cut it. Divisive political wedge movements aren’t going to help. A full socio-economic reset is in order, and in the works.

It is going to be a bumpy ride though, so I hope you have a sense of humor. We’re probably going to need it.

World War III – The New Axis of Evil

Posted: 28 Jan 2016 11:39 AM PST

The concept that humanity is teetering on the edge of third world war is no longer the domain of the lunatic fringe.

Those of you who have been paying attention know that in reality, the war is already underway. In this video we’re going examine the profiles of the key players and the alliances they’ve formed, expose their motives, and present evidence of crimes that they’ve already committed. All of our sources will be linked below.

The Map of Alliances

Russia, China, and Iran have all explicitly sided with the Syrian government. Russia is providing air support, advanced anti-aircraft missile systems, heavy weapons and training.

Iran, for its part, has troops on the ground.

For the time being, China is more preoccupied with the ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, and has not flexed its muscles in Syria as of yet. However, they should always be considered a wildcard variable.

The current Iraqi government is also a wildcard. In 2015 they began to indicate where their loyalties lay in several meaningful ways. For example they told the U.S. government that new ground operations were not welcome, while at the same time announcing that they intend to look to Russia for military assistance.

The list of countries pushing for regime change in Syria is a bit longer: The United States, France, England, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey and Israel. If seeing these characters in bed together strikes you as strange, looking at their motives will clarify things considerably.

A Matrix of Motives

There isn’t just one motive for this bloodbath. Rather there is a matrix of motives which intersect in some rather odd places.

Of course money had to play a role.

In 2009, Qatar put forth a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline which would have passed through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, to Turkey and into Europe. The president of Syria, however rejected this proposal. Instead, in 2011 he forged a pact with Iraq and Iran to run a pipeline eastward cutting Qatar and Saudi Arabia out of the loop completely.

It was around this time that jihadists began flooding into the region intent on ousting Assad. The West presented these groups as freedom fighters.

Sectarian Geopolitics

The vast majority of these militants (ISIS included) are Sunni jihadists, which is significant, because Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan are all Sunni as well.

And Saudi Arabia in particular has a long history of spreading their preferred strain of sunni extremism (Wahhabism) by investing heavily in building mosques, madrasas, schools, and Sunni cultural centers across the Muslim world. Now they have ISIS pushing it by the barrel of a gun (ISIS adheres to the Wahhabi form of Sunni Islam).

ISIS is not merely some dark aberration. Wahhabism as a philosophy calls for its adherents to take the reigns of power by force, and to impose sharia law. Wahhabism also encourages its followers to persecute Shia muslims, which they consider apostates. And of course apostasy is punishable by death.

Iran is Shia. The current government in Iraq is Shia, and has strong ties with Iran. The pipeline deal which Assad accepted would strengthen this Shia block, and its regional influence. The Sunnis don’t like this, in fact they’ve even coined a term to describe it: The Shia Crescent.

Israel also doesn’t like this “Shia Crescent”, at all, and they have decided to work with the Sunnis to form a parallel block to counter balance Iran’s influence.

That’s why Israel has launched numerous airstrikes against the Syrian government over the years (see here, here, and here), and has provided medical care, logistical support and safe passage to known jihadists.

In 2013 Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, told The Jerusalem Post that “The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” he said.

This was the case, he said, even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated to al-Qaida.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Evidence of Criminal Activity

Now at this point if you were to ask any of these governments directly why they are arming and funding jihadists in Syria they would would claim that they are only supporting the “moderate rebels”, specifically the FSA. However, FSA commanders have gone on record to say that they cooperate with, and conduct joint operations with Al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria), and ISIS and Al-Nusra have officially formed alliances, , and it is well established that the FSA command has been dominated by Islamic extremists for years.

Furthermore, a think tank that was founded by Tony Blair, released a report in 2015 which concluded that it was pointless to attempt to make a distinction between moderate rebels and jihadists, since the majority of these groups share ISIS’s core belief system, and would impose sharia law if they came into power.

In this context, the support being given to these groups can only be interpreted as material support for terrorism, which is a crime.

Now the U.S. government has been arming, funding and training these extremist both covertly and overtly since 2011. However this support would have been impossible without the assistance of the regional members of the anti-Assad axis.

For years Jordan has allowed the CIA to run training camps for militant groups and has granted those militants safe passage into Syria.

Qatar has also provided training grounds. In 2014 PBS visited one of these training camps and interviewed some of the trainees. One of the fighters told the reporters that they were being trained “how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush.”

Finishing off wounded soldiers is a clear violation of the Geneva conventions. It’s a warcrime. This is a hallmark of a terrorist organization, not moderate freedom fighters.

Turkey, has been the primary route for material and personnel headed in and out of jihadist territory for many years. A blatant example of this was 400 tons of weapons that were looted from Gaddafi’s armories, shipped to Turkey and then moved into Syria in 2012. At this stage they weren’t even trying to hide it, even though it was already clear that jihadists were receiving the lion’s share of the weapons.

Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar also have assisted in the transfer of heavy weapons directly to Al-Nusra by flying hundreds of cargo flights into Syria.

And then there’s the infamous Toyota trucks which ISIS drives. U.S. counter-terrorism officials made a show of investigating where they were getting these trucks, but it would have been much simpler if they had just called up the U.S. State Department. According to the PRI, the U.S. State Department has been supplying Toyota Hiluxes (the exact model being used by ISIS) to the FSA for years.

“Specific equipment like the Toyota Hiluxes are what we refer to as force enablers for the moderate opposition forces on the ground,” he adds. Shahbander says the US-supplied pickups will be delivering troops and supplies into battle. Some of the fleet will even become battlefield weapons. “You can absolutely expect for many of those trucks to be mounted with crew-served machine guns or other type of equipment, military equipment, that the opposition forces have access to. I mean, that’s one of the reasons why the Toyota Hilux is such an important force multiplier, because it could be used both for humanitarian purposes and for operational purposes as well.”

Knowing the real chain of alliances between these groups it makes perfect sense that ISIS would end up behind the wheel.

And let’s not forget about the oil. At this stage ISIS has reached a point where it no longer needs direct sponsorship. The organization earns an estimated $1 million to $2 million dollars a day through oil sales. The U.S. was aware of this but did nothing to stop it. They didn’t even condemn the country which was facilitating the sale of this oil.

Russia, on the other hand, began targeting oil convoys headed into Turkey in November of 2015. Shortly thereafter Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 that supposedly violated Turkish airspace for 17 seconds. In response Russia released satellite evidence that they claim shows how Turkey is smuggling oil from ISIS. The U.S. government dismissed this evidence, but didn’t counter it with any evidence of their own.

So where is the oil going? We’re supposed to just put that little detail out of our minds.

They knew, but they did nothing. Why?

Right, and I suppose we didn’t call out Turkey for buying the oil because we didn’t want to hurt Erdogan’s feelings.

Recipe for Disaster

Clearly it is not in the interest of the anti-Assad axis to eliminate ISIS. The United States and France are keen to make a show of airstrikes and special forces, but what they really want is the ability to operate in Syria militarily. This is the only way they’ll have any chance of influencing the outcome.

Trouble is, Russia is dug in. Unlike the United States and France, they have permission to operate in the country, and this has allowed them to set up bases, and a strong anti-aircraft defense grid which at any point could be used to enforce a no-fly zone.

Washington is in a weak position. It can’t really win from this angle, so they’ll have to find a way to put Russia off balance and retake the momentum.

It’s important to remember the real stakes in this conflict. The West is in a state of decline. Their influence is waning. If the U.S. and their allies fail to remove Assad from power what they will be faced with is more than just a strong Shia crescent. If they fail, they risk being edged out of the entire region, and replaced by Russia. This would give Russia an enormous amount of leverage in global energy markets, and this of course has serious implications for the petrodollar. For Washington this is an unacceptable outcome, so expect the unexpected.

The Paris Attacks Are Just The Beginning

Posted: 09 Dec 2015 02:29 PM PST

On the evening of November 13th 2015, Paris was shaken by a series of coordinated attacks. 129 people were killed, hundreds more wounded. An ambiance of fear gripped the country. Terrorists could strike anywhere at any time. Nothing was safe. Even the smallest venue could be targeted.

It might be tempting to react to this event emotionally without looking beyond the official narrative, without examining the evidence, without questioning where this is headed. You wouldn’t be alone, but blind indignation lends itself to easy answers, half truths and comforting lies.

Any time a population is attacked (or believes that they have been attacked) by an outside force, the reaction is as predictable as it is dangerous. New wars, and totalitarian laws that would have been unthinkable days before are easily justified, voices of reason are drowned out, and entire nations can be driven towards a cliff. Given the nature of this particular cliff it would behoove you to look a little deeper this time.

There are several moving parts in this story: the Syrian war, ISIS and the push to remove Assad from power, the expansion of a militarized police state throughout Europe, and of course the refugee crisis. All of which has been conveniently tied together, by a passport, carried by a suicide bomber, a passport which miraculously survived the blast unscathed. (Never mind the fact that German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came forward to say that he had reason to suspect that the passport had been planted.)

Let’s deconstruct this one piece at a time.

Evidence of Foreknowledge

Without even looking beyond mainstream sources, we find evidence that the French government knew that the attacks were coming. They were warned by the Iraqi government, they were warned by the Turkish government twice, and according to this article from the Times of Israel (which as since been edited), security officials in Paris were specifically warned of an impending attack that very morning. (The same article goes on to mention that the Bataclan theater had financial ties to the Israeli Military.)

And of course the French government just happened to be running an exercise simulating a mass shooting in Paris just hours before the attacks began. Where have we seen that before?

Could someone please explain how Iraq, and the Turkey government (which are developing countries), were able to see this coming, while the NSA and French intelligence were caught completely off guard? Are we really to believe that this was just incompetence?

The Setup

Before the dust had even settled, the official narrative was clear. ISIS was responsible. This was war, and France was going to escalate that war, both at home and abroad. A state of emergency was declared, road blocks, border controls and a curfew were imposed, freedom of assembly was restricted, and the military was deployed on the streets. French President Francois Hollande soon announced that he intended to extend the state of emergency for three months (some are even saying it may be extended indefinitely), and to alter the French constitution.

The state of emergency gives the police the power to detain people without trial, search without warrants and to block any website they see fit.

France’s parliament has already voted to extend the country’s state of emergency following the Paris attacks for three months, giving the police powers to keep people in their homes without trial, search the homes of people without a warrant from a judge and block any website deemed a problem.

These powers are already being used! Activist have already been placed under house arrest, and not for crimes that they have been accused of actually committing, but preemptively!

The attacks are also being used as a pretext to justify the establishment of a new European Intelligence Agency modeled after the CIA. See also here.

Who Created ISIS?

And speaking of the CIA… let’s not forget who actually created ISIS.

France didn’t seem too concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism when they joined the U.S. in the 2011 regime change operation in Libya. If mainstream news outlets were publishing evidence of jihadists among the CIA backed rebels, (secondary confirmation from the BBC here) it would be utterly naive to think that French intelligence services didn’t know.

France also didn’t seem to mind the fact that Islamic extremists were receiving the lion’s share of the weapons that were looted from Gaddafi’s armories, and shipped through Turkey, and into Syria.

France didn’t stand up or speak out for years as the U.S. government continued arming, funding and training these extremists.

There was no righteous indignation at the atrocities they were committing.

There were no calls for criminal proceedings after those same rebels got caught using sarin gas against thousands of civilians, and the French government has never so much as verbally condemned the numerous state actors which have been caught assisting ISIS and/or its allies logistically (Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia & Israel for example).

Why? Because ISIS serves a purpose. ISIS and its associates, Al-Nusra and the FSA are weakening the Syrian government, creating a pretext for military intervention, and providing the perfect excuse for a massive power grab on the home front.

“Whoah! That’s not fair to equate the FSA with ISIS!”

Really? Then explain this away: ISIS and Al-Nusra have officially formed alliances, FSA commanders have gone on record to say that they cooperate with, and conduct joint operations with Al-Nusra, and it has been well established that the FSA command is dominated by Islamic extremists. Do The Math.

The Rise of Fascism in Europe

What’s happening in France should not be viewed in isolation. Xenophobic sentiment has been on the rise throughout Europe, and is gaining ground politically. This trend has clearly been exacerbated by the ongoing migrant crisis (which is obviously tied to the regime change policies of the West) but one variable in this equation that no one is talking about is the fact that the way immigration has been handled in Europe is not merely a question of short sightedness, it is a reflection of policy.

In 2012 UN migration chief Peter Sutherland urged the EU to “do its best to undermine” the “homogeneity” of its member states. Such a proposition may sound absurd, unless you take into account that breaking down the national identity of a country makes it much easier to dissolve political boundaries and independence. And that’s precisely what the technocrats in Brussels want.

Hollande has been one of the most outspoken voices in this push to hand over more power to a centralized European government, effectively stripping member states of any meaningful sovereignty. Give that European government a military, it’s own surveillance apparatus and public which is struggling financially, looking for someone to blame, and practically begging for war, and you have a recipe for the rise of overt fascism in Europe.

Many have remarked that recent moves by the French president take several pages from the extreme right. Some have interpreted this as an attempt to prevent the right from capitalizing on the event, but it hasn’t worked out that way, at all. (See also this article)

Taken on its own one might be inclined to interpret this as a political miscalculation, but what if it’s not? Hollande’s actions don’t make much sense if we view him as an independent leader, but they make perfect sense if you understand that he’s just a puppet.

The powers seized by Holland following the Charlie Hebdo and Paris Attacks, are not suited for the political left. The left is held back by the need to maintain a soft spoken, inclusive veneer. Those rising up to replace them will not be.

The right will not scale back these powers. They will expand them, and they will use them, even more than they are being used now.

It’s the left, right, left, right two step to tyranny.

Problem, Reaction, Solution

This formula is not new. These tactics are not original, nor are the motives or response. Like the American public following 9/11, it’s going to take the European population quite some time to realize where they are being led, and they’re only going to come to that realization if those who see what is happening have the courage to speak out.

And make no mistake, this is just the beginning. They’ll take it as far as you let them.

Syria, Russia & Iran – The New Equation

Posted: 08 Oct 2015 01:26 PM PDT

On September 30th, 2015 Russia began airstrikes against ISIS and its affiliates in Syria. These strikes were conducted at the request of the Syrian government. Iran followed announcing that they were preparing to send in ground troops

These developments completely change the geopolitical equation, and not just in Syria.

Western politicians and their corporate media lapdogs are obviously not happy about where this is headed, and they have taken to the airwaves in force to voice their condemnation. First they claimed that Russia was hitting “moderate”, U.S. backed rebels rather than exclusively focusing on ISIS.

Wait, on September 16th General Lloyd Austin of the US Central Command testified that there were only 4 or 5 U.S. trained fighters in all of Syria, and now these fighters are supposedly in control of an entire region?

This assertion would be absurd enough on its own, but the reality of the matter is that the area in question has been controlled by Al-Nusra, for at least two years. And just so we’re clear here, Al-Nusra is Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch, and they have direct alliances with ISIS.

Not that this distinction between Al-Nusra and the FSA would really change the equation. The FSA has publicly acknowledged on several occasions that they are cooperating Al-Nusra, and the FSA command itself has been dominated by Islamic extremists since at least 2012.

So if the FSA and Al-Nusra work together and Al-Nusra is working with ISIS, why haven’t those funding and arming the FSA been charged with providing material support to terrorists?

But Russia’s airstrikes are killing civilians! Look we have proof from the White Helmets (an NGO funded by the U.K. government) That’s funny, this image looks an awful lot like this one… which was posted on September 25th, 5 days before the airstrikes even began. That was a bit a problematic, so they deleted the tweet (archived version here), but not before the U.S. and its allies would use the occasion to take their hypocrisy to a new level.

On October 2nd the U.S. issued a joint statement with France, Germany, the U.K., Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar calling for Russia to “immediately cease its attacks on the Syrian opposition and civilians.”

Just to put this into perspective, the Saudis have been bombing Yemen (with U.S. support) since March of 2015, killing thousands of civilians, and creating a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.

The irony also seemed to be lost on Washington, who after decades of military occupations and drone campaigns which have killed millions of civilians topped it off by bombing a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan just one day later!

Well this is awkward. What can we do to save face? Hey our friend John McCain has an idea. We should just send our moderate jihadist some more weapons.

So we armed extremists in Afghanistan, which became the Taliban, which we’re still bombing (often inaccurately) to this day, and you want to do it again?

This isn’t a plan, this is desperation. Washington has been out maneuvered. This turn of events is on par with the 2013 episode where the U.S. backed rebels got caught using sarin gas against civilians. Only now there aren’t nearly as many options left.

With Russia providing air support and Iran assisting in the ground campaign, the U.S. no longer has any leverage in Syria, and if Putin is able to maintain momentum this could very well be a turning point regionally as well.

That doesn’t mean the game is over though. The U.S. and its allies aren’t going to just walk away from this. You can rest assured that Washington is scrambling to cook something up right now, and if the last few years are any indicator, this could get very interesting.

Permaculture Project Log

Posted: 01 Oct 2015 01:37 PM PDT

The road to the land is passable now. We split the cost of hiring an excavator to clear the landslide with our neighbor. It still needs a bit of work though.

We’ve made progress on the building materials front. We now have access to an unlimited supply of old tires. The only cost will be transport.

You can do some amazing stuff with tires. If you want to see some examples, do a search for the term “Earthship”. We’ll be using an adaptation of this construction technique that Mike Reynolds and his team developed for humid climates.

The locals we’ve talked to about this part of the project have been very interested. In fact, someone from the local government specifically requested that we take pictures of what we are doing. Old tires have become a real problem in the landfill. The piles have become unmanageable, and some have caught fire recently. So they are very keen to find ways of putting them to productive use.

We finally acquired the poly-ethylene pipe and fittings we need to route the water from the springs down the hill. The next time we have access to an excavator we will be terracing the hill and setting up the next series of ponds.

The ecosystems in the first ponds that we created are doing well. We have multiple species of fish, fresh water prawns and and water plants in here. The idea is to develop out self sustaining environments that produce large quantities of food without polluting the water. Basically it’s a permaculture approach to aquaculture. We’ll get into that in more detail in a later video.

Yesterday we worked on removing what’s left of the tree trunk and roots in the space that is slated to be the shared kitchen. Once that’s done we can finish the framing, close in the walls, and put in a floor. (We’ll deal with the giant boulder as time allows.)

There’s a lot to be done, so it’s a good thing we’ve got help.

How To Solve The European Migrant Crisis – 5 Simple Steps

Posted: 25 Sep 2015 11:35 AM PDT

  1. Stop funding and arming rebel groups attempting to overthrow the Syrian government. It’s well established that these weapons have been ending up in the hands of ISIS and its affiliates. This has caused nothing but chaos and destruction. Money being funneled into these shady operations should be immediately redirected to an intensive reconstruction effort.
  2. Pressure Turkey and Jordan to cut off ISIS supply routes, and impose sanctions on any country facilitating the sale of oil from IS territory or allowing funds or materials to reach them. No army can function if their supply chain is broken. It’s not an accident these routes start at the Turkish and Jordanian borders.
  3. Support the Syrian government. An entire year of U.S. airstrikes in Syria have utterly failed to destroy or even significantly weaken ISIS. Of course this is because the real strategy isn’t to bring ISIS down, but rather to contain them and allow them to weaken Assad gradually. If Washington really wanted to stop this group, they would take a hint from Russia and provide the Syrian government with weapons, training and logistical support to enable them to push ISIS back. This means Washington and its allies would have to officially abandon all plans for a forced regime change. They might not like Assad, but the majority of the citizens of Syria support him. In fact he has more support within his country than Obama or the U.S. congress have in America. And at various intervals he’s had more support than Congress and Obama combined. Any government installed after a U.S. backed regime change will be viewed as a puppet government, and will therefore lack the legitimacy needed to stabilize the region. If you need evidence of this, just look at Afghanistan or Iraq.
  4. Provide direct assistance to rebuild housing, infrastructure and businesses destroyed by the conflict. In the short term temporary refugee camps should be set up in areas outside of the conflict zone, and food and medical supplies shipped in on a regular basis. Yes this will cost money, but so has the five year regime change push that created the problem in the first place.
  5. Return the refugees to these stabilized regions. It is in no one’s interest to flood Europe with masses of unemployed refugees. Doing so will only lead to heightened tensions and will strengthen xenophobic movements. These people don’t need to be transplanted into the ghettos of Europe, they need their homes back.
World War III – Who Will Be Blamed?

Posted: 11 Sep 2015 06:19 AM PDT

World War is upon us. It has been unfolding in slow motion for years. The only question now is who will get blamed.

Humans tend to view each stage of history in isolation. As a result they rarely see the chain reactions that build over decades, until a flash point catches their attention.

September 11th, 2001 was one such flash point. You could make the case that this was where it all began. There’s some truth in that, but it’s also an oversimplification.

Of course the dancing with the stars version of the story: the U.S. backed the Mujaheddin in response to the Soviet invasion of December of 1979.

You might want to run that version by Robert Gates, director of the CIA under Ronald Reagan and George Bush Senior, and Secretary of Defense under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, because in his memoir entitled “From the Shadows”, he revealed that the U.S. actually began the covert operation 6 months prior. With the express intent of drawing in the Soviets.

The Carter administration began looking at the possibility of covert assistance to the insurgents opposing the pro-Soviet, Marxist government of President Taraki at the beginning of 1979. On March 5, 1979, CIA sent several covert action options relating to Afghanistan to the SCC. The covering memo noted that the insurgents had stepped up their activities against the government and had achieved surprising successes. It added that the Soviets were clearly concerned about the setbacks to the Afghan communist regime and that the Soviet media were accusing the United States, Pakistan, and Egypt of supporting the insurgents. The SCC met the next day and requested new options for covert action. The DO informed DDCI Carlucci late in March that the government of Pakistan might be more forthcoming in terms of helping the insurgents than previously believed, citing an approach by a senior Pakistani official to an Agency officer to discuss assistance to the insurgents, including small arms and ammunition. The Pakistani had stated that without a firm commitment from the United States, Pakistan “could not risk Soviet wrath.” Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, a senior official also had raised the prospect of a Soviet setback in Afghanistan and said that his government was considering officially proposing that the United States aid the rebels … On March 30, 1979, Aaron chaired a historic “mini-SCC” … Walt Slocombe, representing Defense, asked if there was value in keeping the Afghan insurgency going, “sucking the Soviets into a Vietnamese quagmire?” Aaron concluded by asking the key question: “Is there interest in maintaining and assisting the insurgency, or is the risk that we will provoke the Soviets too great?” The day before the SCC meeting on April 6 to consider Afghan covert action options, Soviet MO Arnold Horelick sent Turner a paper on the possible Soviet reactions … The risk was that a substantial U.S. covert aid program could raise the stakes and induce the Soviets to intervene more directly and vigorously than otherwise intended. The meeting was finally held on July 3, 1979, and — almost 6 months before the Soviets invaded Afghanistan — Jimmy Carter signed the first finding to help the Mujahedin covertly. It authorized support for insurgent propaganda and other psychological operations in Afghanistan; establishment of radio access to the Afghan population through third-country facilities; and the provision either unilaterally or through third countries of support to the Afghan insurgents, in the form of either cash or nonmilitary supplies. The Afghan effort began relatively small. Initially, somewhat more than half a million dollars was allocated, with almost all being drawn within six weeks. By the end of August, Pakistani President Mohammad Ziaul-Haq was pressuring the United States for arms and equipment for the insurgents in Afghanistan … Separately, the Pakistani intelligence service was pressing us to provide military equipment to support an expanding insurgency. When Turner heard this, he urged the DO to get moving in providing more help to the insurgents. They responded with several enhancement options, including communications equipment for the insurgents via the Pakistanis or the Saudis, funds for the Pakistanis to purchase lethal military equipment for the insurgents, and providing a like amount of lethal equipment ourselves for the Pakistanis to distribute to the insurgents. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 1979, the Soviets massively intervened in Afghanistan. A covert action that began six months earlier funded at just over half a million dollars would, within a year, grow to tens of millions, and most assuredly included the provision of weapons. From the Shadows (1996) – Robert Gates pp. 144-149.

Oops!

And they still haven’t learned their lesson.

Speaking of Al-Qaeda, if you do a google search for “Jet fuel maximum burning temperature” you’ll find an article from popularmechanics.com informing you that under ideal conditions jet fuel tops out at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, and that steel melts at 2750 degrees. They go on to explain how isn’t a problem because “for the towers to collapse, their steel frames didn’t need to melt”.

Trouble is, the steel DID melt.

Of course little details like the laws of physics never got in the way of a good story.

Oh by the way, did you ever find anyone who could credibly explain how a third building, World Trade Center building 7, fell straight down at 5:21 pm that day though it was not hit by any plane?

And did they ever explain how the BBC reported this event 26 minutes before it actually happened?

Oh I know what you’re thinking: maybe it was a green screen and shoddy editing, and that we can’t confirm the actual time from that clip. Or can we? Turns out there was a second clip that did show the time: 21:54. That’s 9:54 in England, 4:54 Eastern. Twenty six minutes BEFORE the building actually fell.

But I digress.

The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were not motivated by the fall of the twin towers. Nor was the evisceration of your rights and privacy that followed. To say 911 was a pretext would be putting it lightly.

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, but George W. Bush sure did try. Iraq and Afghanistan became quagmires, just like Cheney predicted.

Obama picked up where he left off by toppling Libya and funding extremist in Syria (the precursors of ISIS). They knew the weapons were ending up in the hands of jihadists since at least 2012. They knew what would come next.

A Department of Defense document from 2012 (acquired through an FOIA request) shows that the U.S. government was aware that these fighters intended to form a caliphate, and that this conflict would likely lead to a proxy war with Russia and China.

The Middle East was being balkanized. Every pocket of resistance broken up into bite sized chunks, but it was taking too long, so Saudi Arabia invaded Yemen, and Israel did their part by repeatedly bombing the Syrian army (the most recent attack was in July). Oh, and Turkey helped too! It’s a been a team effort.

In 2013, when the U.S. backed rebels in Syria got caught using sarin gas against civilians and the western narrative fell apart fell apart, Russia became a diplomatic thorn in Washington’s side. So like a true gambler doesn’t know when to walk away, Obama doubled down by backing the coup in Ukraine, installing a puppet government with extensive ties to the U.S. State Department, bankrolling their ethnic cleansing campaign in the East and blaming the entire mess on Vladimir Putin.

Russian aggression, Russian aggression, Russian aggression… because reducing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria to rubble is about spreading democracy, but accepting the results of a peaceful referendum in Crimea… well that’s just beyond the pale.

The war on the Ukrainian front continued through 2014 and into 2015. Somewhere along the way, the preparations for an open conflict between the U.S., Russia and China were normalized and brought from the shadows. [www.news.com.au/world/russian-arms-treaty-violations-prompt-united-states-to-consider-sending-nuclear-weapons-to-europe/story-fndir2ev-1227385735356]Open threats were leveled in full view. Coverage was predictably one-sided.

We’ve been through this before. Weapons of mass destruction, human rights, Russian aggression… New excuses, same goal.

If you want to start a to war, the unwashed masses must be convinced to send their brothers, sons and fathers to die on the front lines. The specter of an external enemy must be etched into their collective mind through trauma, exaggeration and repetition. History must be whitewashed, twisted and cherry picked down to a politicized nursery rhyme. At no point should the real motives or consequences of such an endeavor be discussed.

It stands to reason that if we want to STOP a war we must reverse this pattern.

Let’s start with a realistic look at the consequences.

The United States and Russia alone possess a total of over 15,000 nuclear warheads (as of 2014), each of which are 10 to 30 times more powerful than those that the U.S. used against Japan in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

During the Soviet era it was understood that a hot war between these two countries would inevitably lead to the use of these weapons, and would therefore be an act of mass suicide. This idea was so deeply engrained, that it had its own acronym: M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction). In recent years scientists have realized that this should be taken as a literal truth, regardless of which side may suffer the most in the initial exchange.

A nuclear war between just these two countries, utilizing only the weapons which are slated to be active after the implementation of the START treaty in 2018, would release over 150 million tons of debris into the atmosphere. This debris would block out the sun, dropping global temperatures between 8 and 30 degrees centigrade. Agriculture would become impossible. Mass extinctions would follow, and our species would not likely be exempt.

This is a mild description. We’re not even touching upon the direct consequences of the blasts, firestorms, and radiation poisoning or the secondary deaths caused by exposure, and disease.

In this context you might be inclined to believe that the use of these weapons would be completely off of the table. That every effort would be made to reduce stockpiles and that no new bombs would be built. Unfortunately this is not the case.

In recent years U.S. strategists have begun to promote the idea of “limited nuclear warfare” with a focus on tactical nukes. The idea being that smaller weapons are more effective because they are actually usable.

This isn’t just talk. Under Obama the U.S. military developed the most expensive and most dangerous nuclear bomb ever: the B61-12. The B61-12 is a guided nuclear missile, the first of its kind, and it’s yield can be dialed down electronically for the desired effect.

This capability has been promoted by the CFR as a means of preemptively destroying China’s hardened missile silos.

Apparently the Obama administration took these recommendations to heart, because section 1063 of the NDAA of 2013 Directed the U.S. Strategic Command to prepare a report assessing the capability of the U.S. military to destroy a network of tunnels in China and “the known hardened and deeply buried sites of foreign nations” with “conventional and or nuclear forces”. While Russia wasn’t mentioned directly here, it should be clear that they are on that list.

Those promoting this new stance claim that this is merely a new form of deterrence, but this line of argumentation (even if it were sincere), is fatally flawed.

A preemptive nuclear strategy, especially when discussed in public, sends a clear message to those who being threatened: that they themselves must strike first. And Russia and China do not possess dial-a-yield tactical nukes, so their preemptive strikes would be full scale.

Of course America’s political establishment has a good reason to play chicken with all of our lives, and the future of this planet. The balance of geopolitical and financial power has been shifting, and not in Washington’s favor.

China’s new Silk Road project, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and outposts in the South China Sea, in tandem with the Eurasian Union spearheaded by Russia, are edging the United States out of the world’s new center of gravity.

Pivots have failed, bilateral discussions have gotten no where, sanctions have backfired, trade agreements have stalled, influence has eroded… Washington is running out of options, and time.

The dollar denominated financial system has peaked. This is the end of a debt super cycle, and of the petrodollar. The next leg down is going to be epic.

The powers that be would rather tip the board than lose the game. They’d rather take us to war than to take the blame. And if you let them get away with it, that’s just the beginning.

European Refugee Crisis – The Anatomy of a Coverup

Posted: 10 Sep 2015 12:35 PM PDT

If you watch the news, you’ve probably heard about the refugee crisis in Europe (or the “migrant crisis” as some are referring to it). Hundreds of thousands asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa are flooding across the borders. As of July, European countries had received over 437,000 Asylum applications for the year. In 2014 just over 840,000 applications were received.

So why is this happening? Where are migrants/refugees coming from? Why are there so many of them?

The corporate media and the political establishment on both the left and the right will answer those questions with a combination of half truths and outright lies. This shouldn’t be surprising. It is in their interest to cover up the role they played in creating the crisis.

Let’s take a look at the top 7 countries origin for these refugees, Syria, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Eritrea, Serbia, Pakistan, Iraq. (Hmmmm… is there a pattern in that list?)

A lot of attention is being put on Syria, because that’s where the largest numbers are coming from. Hundreds of thousands are fleeing a conflict that has raged since 2011, and many are using this to push for an escalation of military force by the West. Because obviously if we bomb the heck out of the place, everything will go to normal.

Of course it sounds perfectly rational to take down ISIS, these guys are nasty, but upon closer inspection we find that the West is much more focused on removing President Assad from power. That might strike you as absurd, considering that the Syrian government is one of the last forces preventing ISIS from completely taking over the region. But it makes much more sense once you see how ISIS rose to power in the first place. Who funded them? Who armed them? Oh they don’t like to talk about that do they?

Since at least 2011 the U.S. and its allies have been backing rebel groups in Syria, the goal of course being regime change. This escalated right after they had finished toppling Libya. There’s a reason for that. The weapons from Gaddafi’s armories were shipped through Turkey into Syria and distributed to combatants. Even at the time it was clear that the majority of these weapons were ending up in the hands of jihadists.

The official narrative was that these rebels were freedom fighters, and that this was an organic uprising, an extension of the Arab Spring. The media and the political establishment in the both United States and Europe stuck to this story until it became impossible to hide the atrocities being committed by these so called freedom fighters. A Department of Defense document from 2012 showed that the U.S. government was fully aware of the fact that these fighters were connected to AQI or Al-Qaeda in Iraq (ISIS before they rebranded). The document showed that the U.S. knew that the fighters they were supporting intended to form a caliphate.

Not only did they know what was happening, they viewed it as a good thing. In fact in 2012 the CFR released an article openly stating that “In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now.”

Publicly Washington continued to claim that the West was only assisting the “moderate rebels”, the FSA in particular. However the FSA was very open about the fact that they regularly conducted joint operations with Al-Nusra, and Al-Nusra had direct alliances with ISIS.

No matter how you cut it the U.S. and its allies brought ISIS to power, and in doing so they they created a flood of refugees.

And let’s not forget how this all started. Who toppled Iraq and Afghanistan creating a power vacuum, unleashing decades of chaos and destruction, and creating breeding grounds for extremists? It’s no accident that these are among the top countries of origin for refugees.

While it might be convenient for Europeans to pin the blame entirely on the U.S., the reality of the matter is that European leaders have not only enabled Washington by refusing to call them out, but they also have played an active and direct role in the aggression. The blood is on their hands too, so it’s not in their interest to tell you the truth.

These factual omissions play right into the hands of a right wing backlash which frames this debate as simply an immigration issue, and plays off of the public’s distrust of Muslims. Those who actually created the mess are perfectly happy to let the victims become scapegoats.

This is a classic case of Problem, Reaction, Solution. You’re being tricked. You’re being herded towards more war, more chaos, more suffering. Which ironically will just create more refugees.

The Greek Crisis – What You’re Not Being Told

Posted: 07 Jul 2015 02:31 PM PDT

You’ve probably heard about the debt crisis in Greece. You’ve probably heard about the referendum and how the Greek people voted to reject the terms being pushed onto them by the Eurogroup. You’ve probably heard people speculating as to whether Greece will be forced out of the Eurozone. However there are several important variables in this crisis that most people aren’t talking about.

The debt in question is illegitimate. Approximately 90% of the money from these loans issued by the IMF and the ECB was used to bail out private banks. This shifted the consequences of their bad investments to the public sector and to the taxpayers. If the loans weren’t used to help the Greek people, then why should they have their pensions looted and their taxes raised to pay it off? This is predatory lending. That’s what the IMF does. The Greek debt is not sustainable. It never was. The IMF has itself acknowledged this in internal reports. However both the IMF and the ECB have refused to consider writing off any of the debt in their negotiations with the Greek government. If creditors refuse to accept a haircut, any bailouts would just push Greece deeper into debt, essentially kicking the can down the road. The IMF and ECB know this, but they don’t care. Greece is just the tip of the iceberg. France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and Spain are all facing unsustainable debt loads. This will come to a head eventually. The way the crisis unfolds in Greece is setting precedent. This is why the Eurogroup is taking such a hardline approach with Greece. The last thing they want is to have Spain, Italy and Portugal get the idea that they can default without consequences.

(The Greek debt in question is only worth about €300 billion. The Spanish debt on the other hand currently stands at over a trillion, and the Italian debt stands at 2.6 trillion.)

However this approach could very well backfire. Anti-Euro parties from both the left and the right have been gaining traction throughout the Eurozone in recent years. The showdown in Greece seems playing into their hands.

Global contagion is a real risk, and not just because of Greece. China’s stock market has lost over 30% of it’s value in three weeks, with total losses currently standing at over 3.7 trillion dollars. At this point even mainstream investors like Carl Icahn are warning that the U.S. stock market is in a massive bubble. The thing about bubbles is they tend to look for an excuse to pop.

Some people have convinced themselves that the 2008 crisis was a one time event, and that it couldn’t happen again. They is wishful thinking. The question isn’t “if” we will see another widespread financial crisis, but rather what will be the catalyst which triggers it.

Central bankers may not able to stabilize markets in the next leg of the crisis. The Federal Reserve never actually tightened monetary policy. The 4.48 trillion dollars in bonds that they bought out between 2008 and 2014 are still on their books and they have been rolling these investments over as they mature. And the Fed’s zero interest rate policy is still in force, in spite of hints that they may raise rates later this year.

Another round quantitative easing in event of a new crisis may not have the desired effect. The same principle is at play all around the world. The problem with kicking cans down the road, is that those cans tend to get bigger, and at some point you break your foot. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102605156

So what’s next?

In the short term, Greece is headed for some rough waters no matter how the negotiations proceed from here. The Greek banking system will not be able to function without outside help, and outside help hinges upon an agreement with creditors, who don’t seem very eager to compromise at this point. The banking situation is already interfering with imports and exports. This in itself will have consequences if a deal is not reached quickly.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/greek-debt-crisis-sign-our-deal-or-quit-euro-greece-is-told/story-fnb64oi6-1227431753561

If chaos follows, there will be a fierce battle to control the narrative. The rhetoric from the Eurogroup is predictable. At each phase of the crisis they have insisted that the solution to the problems created by the E.U. is to move towards full political and financial integration. In other words: they screwed up because you didn’t give them enough power. Where have we heard that before?

Charleston Shootings – What Needs To Be Said

Posted: 22 Jun 2015 01:56 PM PDT

In the wake of the Charleston shootings, before the bodies were even cold, keyboard commandos were out in force, attempting to surf their politics on the waves of outrage that would inevitably follow. Unfortunately, this opportunism has been rampant on all sides of the political spectrum.

Many from the left immediately framed this tragedy as an extension of the Ferguson and Baltimore incidents. Some even pointed to the fact that Dylan Roof was taken alive, and not shot in cold blood, framing it as if it was an injustice. Wait you’re going to criticize the police in a case where they actually did their job properly? Does that mean you are ok with police brutality as long as it is used on suspects that you dislike?

Many drew attention to the way the killer was described in the media. They claimed that he was not being referring to as a thug or a terrorist simply because he was white. Others used the event as a platform for a renewed gun control push.

Those from the political right quickly took to the defensive and applied all the standard pro-second amendment memes and catch phrases. They drew attention to the killer’s history of drug abuse, in particular his use of Suboxone (There is anecdotal evidence tying this drug to personality changes http://www.drugs.com/forum/featured-conditions/does-subutex-suboxone-change-personality-48326.html), and they compared the event with another attempted mass shooting in a church which had been prevented by a citizen with a concealed carry permit.

Many from the right also accused the left of race baiting. Trouble is, they often mixed in their own race bait in the process. For example Infowars made a point of calling out racial guilt trips coming from the left only to then rattle off a series of FBI statistics which show that blacks are implicated in 8 times more violence against whites than vice versa. Hey look a fire. Let’s throw gasoline on it!

How do you respond to a train wreck like this?

The killer confessed, and his manifesto was discovered online. At this point it is abundantly clear that the killings were racially motivated. In fact, he has admitted that his goal was to start a race war and bring back segregation. Hence his fascination with the apartheid states of South Africa and Rhodesia.

Now killing people in an attempt to start a war means that the crime was politically motivated. So by definition it WAS an act of terrorism. It was also a hate crime. At this point the official investigation is treating it as such.

Those of you who are attempting to pick fights over the way the killer is or isn’t being labeled are missing the point. Those of you who are quoting racially charged crime statistics are missing the point. Each and every one of you who are framing this tragedy in terms of one race against another are missing the point.

This mass murdering idiot was on a mission: to divide the population, to destroy what little trust remains, and to sew the seeds of racial conflict. Those who are politicizing this event are playing right into this. You’re giving him what he wanted!

Please stop! The social fabric of the United States is ripping itself apart at the seams and you people are arguing over the threads (and you’re pulling on those threads).

Racial finger pointing isn’t going to help. Peddling politics at funerals isn’t going to help. Looking for a way to even the score by targeting people who had nothing to do with this event isn’t going to help. The response by the families who were directly affected by this tragedy put all of you to shame.

Quantum Relativity

Posted: 03 Feb 2015 07:23 AM PST

As humans we’ve all been conditioned to view three dimensional space as absolute, time as a single, linear progression, and our experiences as reality itself. Such conditioning obviously serves a purpose in in day to day life, but when one seeks to understand the true nature of reality and our place within it, these assumptions become obstacles.

This is why modern scientists have had such a difficult time combining quantum physics and general relativity into a unified theory. They actually already have the facts needed to connect the dots, but connecting those dots requires a paradigm shift, that many are uncomfortable with.

The problem isn’t what you don’t know. The problem is what you think you know that just isn’t so.

The confusion begins with the way most people think of quanta. If you ask the average college student what an electron is, they will probably tell you that it is a particle, which evokes an image of a tiny object floating in space. This is a misconception. Quanta are not objects.

Quanta have what scientist call a wave/particle duality. Meaning that they can behave as either a particle or a wave depending on how we interact with them. The terms wave and particle however, are deceptive. A more accurate way of conceptualizing quanta would be to think of their wave state as a field of probability which can be recorded as an interference pattern, and their particle state as probability collapsed into single point of interaction. For more on this look up the double slit experiment.

Now, even those who are aware of the bizarre properties of quanta, such as their wave/particle duality, quantum teleportation, quantum super positioning and quantum entanglement, still tend to conceptualize this phenomena within mental framework based on space and time.

Again, this is just conditioning.

Quanta do not exist within time and space. They do not occupy three dimensional positions. In fact time and space are actually created by the interactions of quanta, specifically quantum entanglement. This phenomenon is described in the Wheeler DeWitt equation, and has been confirmed experimentally. Also see this.

Interestingly general relativity theorists and cosmologists are thrown off by the same underlying assumptions.

They acknowledge that the origin of the universe (the singularity) is a timeless, spaceless (nonlocal) state, but most don’t fully recognize the implications.

For example: you can’t say that the singularity existed “before” the big bang. That’s putting the timeless inside of time. If something is timeless then it has no temporal relationships. It cannot be before or after anything.

Now general relativity tells us that that time and space are one fabric. This is not merely theoretical. GPS satellites have to account for distortions in time caused by their speed, otherwise their readings would drift by several miles.

Since time and space are one fabric, without space, you cannot have time and without time you cannot have space.

If you connect the dots here, quanta actually share several key characteristics with the singularity. They are both timeless and spaceless energy.

Now if quanta and the singularity are both timeless and spaceless, then they cannot be separate. Separation can only exist within a time space continuum. If quanta and the singularity are not separate, then they are actually one.

And here we arrive at the crux of the matter. The singularity didn’t cease to exist in an explosion billions of years ago. Quanta are the singularity interacting with itself. Everything is one. Literally. This is quantum relativity.

{There is no getting outside of this quantum singularity. There is no before or after it. The quantum singularity can only exist in a state of here and now.}

Now some of the more advanced among you might ask “But what about gravity?”

Well, general relativity tells us that gravity is a geometric property of space and time, and again experimental evidence shows that space and time are byproducts of quantum entanglement. Scientist have recently discovered that certain geometric models can be used to dramatically simplify calculations of quantum interactions, and quantum entanglement (Geometry of Quantum States), so it is not a massive leap to consider that the geometry that creates gravity is actually a characteristic of quantum probability fields. In fact some researchers are actively exploring this possibility.

So how does all this relate to us in this human experience we are having?

We still have to deal with the “real world” with its time clocks, bills, wars, and petty tyrants, right?

Well, this rabbit hole actually goes much, much deeper, but if you want to take something home from this level start here: the rules of the game are not as rigid as you’ve been taught that they are.

If you start with our quantum nature as your point of reference, everything changes. The very idea that we owe obedience to these pitiful phantoms that we call government, or that we are bound to keep spinning these bizarre hamster wheels we’ve built for ourselves, becomes laughable.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Choose something different.

Find that millimeter of free will within, and expand it. As you do, you’ll start to realize that reality is a creative process, not a mechanical, linear, progression.

You are the quantum singularity interacting with itself. The more we wake up to that the wider the possibilities become.

Charlie Hebdo – Les vrais dangers et conséquences

Posted: 22 Jan 2015 09:44 AM PST

Pour télécharger les fichiers mentionnés dans la vidéo cliquer ici (Téléchargement direct Français), (Téléchargement direct Anglais), (Torrent français)

Quel que soit votre avis sur ce qu’il s’est passé à Paris le 7 janvier, une chose est certaine : ceux au pouvoir vont tenter d’utiliser ces événements pour élargir leurs guerres, intensifier la surveillance des citoyens, et faire passer de nouvelles lois liberticides. C’est pas de la spéculation. Ils ont déjà commencé à le faire, en France, en Grande-Bretagne, au niveau européen, aux Etats-Unis… et ils vont essayer d’élargir ça à l’échelle mondiale. Le tout en surfant sur la vague d’indignation ayant suivi les attentats. Si vous voulez un aperçu de jusqu’où ils ont l’intention d’aller, il n’y a qu’à regarder ce qui se passe actuellement en France. En effet plusieurs individus ont déjà écopé de peines de prison fermes pour ‘apologie du terrorisme’. Et remettre en cause la version officielle par exemple, ça aussi c’est de l’apologie du terrorisme ? Où est-ce qu’on met la limite ? Et qui est-ce qui décide ?

Ah, donc en fait même pas besoin de soutenir le terrorisme. Il suffit juste de ne pas être d’accord avec la pensée dominante. S’il vous plaît ouvrez les yeux avant qu’il ne soit trop tard, Vous ne voudriez quand même pas vous faire avoir une nouvelle fois ? On vous manipule les gens ! Problème. Réaction. Solution. C’est la plus vieille arnaque de tous les temps.

Etant donnés les enjeux d’une telle affaire, évidemment certains ont tout intérêt à empêcher que les preuves réfutant la version officielle soient communiquées au public. Le 10 janvier, nous avons posté une vidéo intitulée “Charlie Hebdo Shootings – Censored Video”. Cette vidéo a atteint plus d’un million de vues en moins de 24 heures. Puis son accès a été bloqué aux moins de 18 ans et retiré des listings, bien qu’elle ne montre ni sang, ni violence graphique d’aucune sorte. Ce qu’elle montre en revanche, ce sont des preuves qui mettent à mal la version officielle des événements. Malgré ces restrictions, le nombre de vues a continué à augmenter pour dépasser les 2 millions. Le 12 janvier, nous avons posté une version française de la vidéo. Au bout de quelques heures seulement, cette version a été purement et simplement supprimée. Pas juste accès limité, mais disparue complètement. Pourtant là encore cette vidéo ne montrait ni sang ni gore d’aucune manière que ce soit. Nous l’avons d’ailleurs mis en évidence en zoomant et ralentissant les images. Nous n’allons pas les montrer à nouveau ici. Nous n’allons pas leur donner une excuse pour bloquer cette vidéo. En revanche pour pouvez taper cet URL dans votre navigateur, et vous trouverez un lien pour télécharger la vidéo. Regardez-là, et tirez-en vos propres conclusions.

Mais le véritable enjeu ici est bien plus vaste que notre petite vidéo, et même que l’affaire Charlie Hebdo en elle-même. C’est internet dans son ensemble qui constitue une menace pour l’élite au pouvoir, car sous sa forme actuelle, il ne permet pas le contrôle total des idées. Sous la forme actuelle d’internet, il leur est très difficile de dissimuler leur corruption, leurs guerres d’agression, leurs opérations secrètes. Cela leur complique la tâche ! Et ils ont bien l’intention de changer cela. Pour votre sécurité, bien entendu ! C’est drôle quand même, 17 personnes tuées soi-disant dans une attaque contre la liberté d’expression, et la première chose que font les gouvernements du monde, c’est utiliser cet événement pour supprimer la liberté d’expression sur internet. Ces mêmes gouvernements qui n’ont émis aucune objection pendant que l’armée américaine tuait des centaines de milliers de civils en Irak, en Afghanistan, au Pakistan, au Yémen et ailleurs. Apparemment, ça n’est pas considéré comme un meurtre si l’arme utilisée est un drone ou un missile télécommandé. Apparemment ce n’est pas du terrorisme, si des femmes et des enfants sont tués par des soldats ou des bureaucrates. C’est un meurtre uniquement si les politiciens et les médias le disent. Et s’ils parviennent à leurs fins, ils seront bientôt en mesure de fermer tout site web, tout compte de réseau social, ou toute vidéo qui les contredit.

La question que beaucoup d’entre vous se posent sans doute à présent c’est : mais que faire ? comment empêcher cela ? Bon, tout d’abord, arrêtez d’attendre qu’on vous donne des consignes. Faites ce que vous pouvez, utilisez vos atouts, soyez créatifs. Si chacun d’entre vous faisait ce qui est en votre pouvoir, sans se soucier de savoir si vous allez réussir ou pas, ce serait suffisant. N’oubliez pas que les politiciens n’ont pas de réel pouvoir, ils ont juste votre obéissance. Même leurs forces armées, la police, les militaires, ne sont en fait qu’une forme hiérarchisée d’obéissance. Que cette obéissance s’arrête, et la partie est perdue.

Charlie Hebdo – The Hidden Agenda

Posted: 17 Jan 2015 06:47 AM PST

To download the files mentioned in this video click here (French direct download), (English direct download), (French torrent)

Whatever you believe actually happened in Paris, one thing is very clear: the powers that be are going to try to use this event to expand wars, intensify domestic surveillance, and legislate away more of our rights.

This is not speculation. They have already started in France, in the U.K. (see this document), at the E.U. level, in the United States and they are going to attempt to push this on a global scale (also see this). All nicely coordinated to ride the wave of outrage that followed the attacks.

If you want a glimpse at just how far they want to take this, look at France. They’re already dealing out serious prison sentences for those caught saying anything that could be interpreted as supporting terrorism. Does questioning the official story count as supporting terrorism? Where do you draw the line? Who decides?

Oh, so you don’t actually have to support terrorism. Just disagreeing is enough.

Humanity, do you really want to learn this lesson the hard way, again?

They are playing you people: Problem, Reaction, Solution. It’s the oldest trick in the book.

With so much riding on this story, obviously there are those who have a vested interest in preventing evidence which contradicts the official narrative from reaching the public.

On January 10th we uploaded a video entitled “Charlie Hebdo Shootings – Censored Video”. Within 24 hours it had over a million views. Then the video was age restricted and removed from listings in spite of the fact that it depicted no blood, no gore, no graphic violence of any kind. It did, however, challenge the official narrative of the event. In spite of being age restricted the video continued to grow and added another million views.

We uploaded a French translation of this same video on January 12th. Within one day, the French version was taken down completely. Not age restricted, not blocked in some countries, completely deleted from the site. Again, this video showed no blood or gore whatsoever. In fact it didn’t even show actual murder.

We’re not going to show that footage again here. We’re not going to give them any excuse to block this video. However if you enter the following url into your browser (http://stormcloudsgathering.com/charlie-hebdo-cover-up) you will find a download link to the original files. Watch it and come to your own conclusions.

Of course, there is much more at stake here than our little video, or even the attacks themselves. The internet as a whole poses a threat to the ruling class, because in its current form ideas cannot be fully controlled. The internet in its current form makes it very hard for them to hide their corruption, their wars of aggression, and their covert operations, and that makes it hard to govern. They intend to change that (for your security of course).

Funny isn’t it, 17 people people get killed in France, supposedly over a question of free speech, and the first thing that governments of the world want to do is use that event to take away free speech on the internet.

It’s also funny that these same governments expressed no outrage whatsoever as the United States military killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

Apparently it’s not murder if you use a drone or a guided missile. Apparently it’s not terrorism if women and children are killed by soldiers and government bureaucrats. No, it’s only murder when politicians and the corporate media tell you it’s murder, and if they get their way, they’ll be able to take down any website, video or social media account that dares contradict them.

There’s one question on many of your minds right now. What can we do? How can we fight back?

Well, first of all, stop waiting for instructions. Do what you can. Use the talent you have. Get creative. Remember necessity is the mother of invention. If each and every one of you just did what you could without worrying about whether or not you would succeed, that would be enough.

And remember, these politicians don’t have any real power. They just have your obedience. Even their enforcement arms, the police and the military, are really just structured obedience.

Withdraw that obedience and it’s game over.


Update 1-20-2015

Reuters: Ex-UK spy chief calls for a new “accord” between tech companies and spy agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Nothing should be off limits to the NSA or the GCHQ. In other words privacy would be made illegal.

Charlie Hebdo – La Video Censurée

Posted: 13 Jan 2015 05:54 AM PST

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Nous allons vous montrer un extrait de la vidéo de la fusillade de Charlie Hebdo qui a été largement censuré sur le web. Pourtant ces images ne sont ni gores ni choquantes graphiquement parlant. En revanche, ce sont des images qui ne cadrent pas avec la version officielle des événements.

Vous pourrez en tirer vos propres conclusions.

La vidéo suivante est celle qui a été diffusée sur France 24. Au milieu de la vidéo, on voit qu’une scène a été coupée au montage.

Regardons la scène qui a été coupée.

Si on ralentit l’image, on peut voir qu’en fait le policier n’est PAS touché par une balle. On voit un impact sur le trottoir juste devant lui, mais clairement il n’est pas touché à la tête, contrairement à ce que les médias prétendent.

Regardons encore une fois.

Remarquez que la tête n’est pas secouée par l’explosion comme ça aurait été le cas s’il avait été touché. Remarquez aussi le nuage de poussière soulevé par l’impact, environ 30cm devant le policier. Le tir provient d’un kalashnikov. Si la tête avait été touchée, on aurait vu du sang et des débris d’organes projetés sur le trottoir.

Quiconque prétend que cette vidéo montre un homme abattu d’un coup dans la tête par une balle de calibre 7,62mm, soit n’y connaît rien en balistique, soit ment.

Une balle de cette taille fait des gros dégâts. Ce policier n’a pas été tué d’une balle dans la tête, en tous cas pas sur cette vidéo.

Alors on pourrait juste se dire “ok, il l’a raté”. Possible. Mais dans ce cas, pourquoi est-ce que les médias prétendent le contraire ?

L’autre question qui vient à l’esprit c’est : s’ils mentent sur ça, sur quoi d’autre encore ? Quelle est l’étendue du mensonge ?

Si on en croit les autorités, les deux suspects auraient été retrouvés grâce à leur carte d’identité, qu’ils auraient laissée dans la voiture volée qu’ils ont abandonnée. Sérieusement ? Donc les gars, ils sont entrain de commettre un attentat terroriste, ils sont entièrement cagoulés, et ils se promènent avec leur carte d’identité sur eux… Et ils la laissent dans la voiture ! Vraiment ?!

Et bien sûr, comme les suspects ont été tués, l’affaire est close.

Alors je ne prétends pas savoir ce qui s’est passé ici, mais ce qui est sûr, c’est qu’on nous ment. Et des mensonges comme celui-ci, c’est de mauvaise augure.

Charlie Hebdo Shootings – Censored Video

Posted: 10 Jan 2015 08:15 AM PST

I’m going to show you some footage of the Charlie Hebdo shootings which has been restricted or taken down from a number of websites. As you will see it contains no blood, gore or graphic violence. It does however punch a major hole in the official story.

You can draw your own conclusions.

The following clip was played on France 24. You’ll notice in the middle that a section is edited out.

Let’s look at the clip that was edited out.

Now if we zoom in and slow it down you’ll see that the officer isn’t actually hit by a bullet. There is a blast that hits the sidewalk just in front of him, but he is clearly not hit in the head as the corporate media is claiming.

Let’s watch it again. Notice that the head isn’t rocked by the blast as it would be if he was actually hit. Notice the plume of dust about a foot in front of him as the shot hits the ground. This is a AK-47. A hit to the head would splatter blood and brains all over the sidewalk.

UPDATE Feb 5th: To address those who have claimed that a 7.62 round can go through a human head without leaving blood, without making the head recoil, and without splattering brains on the sidewalk, I have decided to get ruthless. Go look at the pictures on this page if you have the guts (warning it’s a real execution with an AK at close range).

Anyone who claims that this footage shows someone being hit in the head by a 7.62×39mm round either has no experience with guns, or is lying. This is a big bullet that does massive damage and makes a bloody mess. This officer was NOT killed by a gunshot to the head.

My first thought here was “ok, they missed”. Just one problem. Every single mainstream media outlet is claiming that he was finished off with a shot to the head, and that’s blatantly false.

So then you have to ask, what else are they lying about?

Funny thing is, these guys went to the trouble to put on ski masks, but for some reason, according to the authorities, they decided to leave their identity cards laying in the get away car. That’s how the perpetrators were identified. Really? Come on.

The other funny thing, the suspects wound up dead, so case closed.

Now I’m not going to claim to know what really happened here, but we are being lied to, and lies like this mean trouble is coming.

How to Overcome Fear

Posted: 08 Oct 2014 10:37 AM PDT

It is possible overcome fear when facing real physical danger, and there are some very compelling reasons to learn how, but it’s not easy. Having the right philosophical scaffolding can help, but in the end it will always be up to you.

This planet is, and has always been a dangerous place.

The adrenaline you feel when standing on the edge of a cliff, or when you realize that you almost just stepped on a poisonous snake, or when you finally come to terms with the fact that the government you live under has become a militarized police state… that feeling is there for a reason.

Fear is our physical body recoiling at the prospect of annihilation. Fear is a biochemical alarm system which helps keep organisms on this planet alive by triggering a fight, flight or freeze response. If the attacker can be defeated, fight, if you can outrun it run, if you can’t beat it or out run it freeze and play dead.

This alarm system has persisted in the gene pool and will continue to persist because in many life or death situations it is highly effective. Fear, however, is a double edged sword.

Panic can send a herd of buffalo stampeding over a cliff, and it can make a crowd of humans behave in much the same way. If you need evidence of this, just take a cursory glance at the pages of history, or better yet, take a closer look at current events.

Fear doesn’t make you smarter. In fact studies have shown that terror literally shuts down the rational and logical parts of our brains.

Now it’s obviously not a good idea to face dangerous situations, or to make important decisions with the most useful parts of our brains turned off, but consider the implications of having an entire human society operating at this level.

Trouble is, the ruling classes have always understood that it is in their interest keep the peasants in a perpetual state of fear and insecurity. Those who are able to dictate the nightmares of a nation, usually end up dictating everything else.

The stakes are higher than our emotional well being.

The ability to control our fear and reduce or eliminate its hold on the mind is what allows us to take INTELLIGENT action in the face of danger. Having full use of one’s brain also helps to distinguish between real and imagined threats. This skill is often referred to as courage.

Courage doesn’t just happen randomly. A man doesn’t just get up one day and perform a triple twisting flip off of a cliff out of the blue. Chances are his heart was pounding like crazy the first time he stood at the edge of the high dive when he was a kid. The primary difference between an expert cliff diver, and someone who passes their whole life paralyzed by their fear of heights, is that one of them made themselves jump, and kept doing so until it became second nature.

You might gather from this example that the way to defeat one’s fear is to face it. This is true on one level. If you are afraid of snakes, and you handle them long enough, the fear will subside. The same principle applies to most individual fears. Trouble is, fear is like a multi-headed hydra. Cut off one head and another can grow up to take its place. Furthermore, it is often not practical or even possible for us to overcome each little phobia and worry through direct exposure. For example it would be foolish to attempt to confront one’s fear of a dangerous disease like Ebola by contracting it.

To overcome fear in a long term, sustainable way, you have to go to the root.

But what is the root of fear?

The root of all fear, even seemingly petty and insignificant fear is, death. Social anxiety for example can be traced to the primal need to be well integrated into one’s family and tribe. Being rejected by one’s peers was a death sentence in ancient times, and still is today in some societies. This primitive legacy leaves most humans unable to resist the forces of social conformity and authority.

Being unconscious of the root, makes the irrational byproducts impossible to process.

This underlying fear of death is the body of the hydra. Facing it effectively is the key to freedom.

We all live under the shadow of annihilation, whether we consciously acknowledge it or not. You are going to die. I am going to die. In three hundred years every single one of us will be dust. No one leaves this place alive, and there is no getting around that reality (though some convince themselves otherwise).

Do you find that thought disturbing? Does it fill you with dread and despair? Whatever you do don’t look away. Hidden within that discomfort is the secret of life.

You see death is the ultimate councilor. It is the ultimate point of reference.

Will this thing that you are afraid of matter in three hundred years? In most cases you’ll find that the answer is no.

Regardless of how dire your situation may seem, no matter how serious your personal problems may be death will erase them for you someday. Once you fully integrate this reality, you’ll find that it is a relief. Just a short internal glance at one’s tombstone can be used to release those surface level fears. Take a deep breath, let it go, and do what needs to be done.

We are dust in the wind.

There is absolutely no sense in poisoning the precious little time that we have with inner turmoil. You’re going to die no matter what, so you might as well look your death in the eye and smile like a kid who’s been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, but eats the cookie anyway.

But what if the answer is yes? What if this issue that’s keeping you up at night WILL matter in three hundred years? Well, what would you do about it if you weren’t afraid? What would you do if you knew you only had a year left to live? Answer that question and you have found your mission in life. You have found something bigger than yourself. Something worth dying for is worth living for.

Are you are afraid of walking your path? Then take another look at your grave.

Ironically confronting your death can also help you avoid it. Those who have accepted the inevitable actually have a tactical advantage over those who are terrified of it. Courage is a wild card which can turn the tables against impossible odds. (300) A small group of highly motivated, fearless individuals can accomplish far more than an army of cowardly and obedient sheep.

Remember, we can negotiate the time table to some infinitesimally small degree, but no matter what we do our lifespans are short like sparks on their one fleeting trajectory of existence.

You want to really live? You want to make that spark count? You want it to start a fire before it goes out? Then don’t sleepwalk passively towards the gallows.

Stand up, look your death in the eye and dance like you’re never going to dance again, sing like you’re never going to sing again, stand up while your heart is still beating and hold your child like this moment is all you have, because it is.

The Geopolitics of World War III

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:11 AM PDT

Contrary to popular belief, the conduct of nations on the international stage is almost never driven by moral considerations, but rather by a shadowy cocktail of money and geopolitics. As such, when you see the mouthpieces of the ruling class begin to demonize a foreign country, the first question in your mind should always be “what is actually at stake here?”

For some time now Russia, China, Iran, and Syria have been in the cross hairs. Once you understand why, the events unfolding in the world right now will make much more sense.

The U.S. dollar is a unique currency. In fact its current design and its relationship to geopolitics is unlike any other in history. Though it has been the world reserve currency since 1944, this is not what makes it unique. Many currencies have held the reserve status off and on over the centuries, but what makes the dollar unique is the fact that since the early 1970s it has been, with a few notable exceptions, the only currency used to buy and sell oil on the global market.

Prior to 1971 the U.S. dollar was bound to the gold standard, at least officially. According to the IMF, by 1966, foreign central banks held $14 billion U.S. dollars, however the United States had only $3.2 billion in gold allocated to cover foreign holdings.

Translation: the Federal Reserve was printing more money than it could actually back.

The result was rampant inflation and a general flight from the dollar.

In 1971 in what later came to be called the “Nixon Shock” President Nixon removed the dollar from the gold standard completely.

At this point the dollar became a pure debt based currency. With debt based currencies money is literally loaned into existence.

Approximately 70% of the money in circulation is created by ordinary banks which are allowed to loan out more than they actually have in their accounts. The rest is created by the Federal Reserve which loans money that they don’t have, mostly to government.

Kind of like writing hot checks, except it’s legal, for banks. This practice which is referred to as fractional reserve banking is supposedly regulated by the Federal Reserve, an institution which just happens to be owned and controlled by a conglomerate of banks, and no agency or branch of government regulates the Federal Reserve.

Now to make things even more interesting these fractional reserve loans have interest attached, but the money to pay that interest doesn’t exist in the system. As a result there is always more total debt than there is money in circulation, and in order to stay afloat the economy must grow perpetually.

This is obviously not sustainable.

Now you might be wondering how the dollar has maintained such a dominant position on the world stage for over forty years if it’s really little more than an elaborate ponzi scheme.

Well this is where the dollar meets geopolitics.

In 1973 under the shadow of the artificial OPEC oil crisis, the Nixon administration began secret negotiations with the government of Saudi Arabia to establish what came to be referred to as the petrodollar recycling system. Under the arrangement the Saudis would only sell their oil in U.S. dollars, and would invest the majority of their excess oil profits into U.S. banks and Capital markets. The IMF would then use this money to facilitate loans to oil importers who were having difficulties covering the increase in oil prices. The payments and interest on these loans would of course be denominated in U.S. dollars.

This agreement was formalized in the “The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation” put together by Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1974.

Another document released by the Congressional Research Service reveals that these negotiations had an edge to them, as U.S. officials were openly discussing the feasibility of seizing oil fields in Saudi Arabia militarily.

In the United States, the oil shocks produced inflation, new concern about foreign investment from oil producing countries, and open speculation about the advisability and feasibility of militarily seizing oil fields in Saudi Arabia or other countries. In the wake of the embargo, both Saudi and U.S. officials worked to re-anchor the bilateral relationship on the basis of shared opposition to Communism, renewed military cooperation, and through economic initiatives that promoted the recycling of Saudi petrodollars to the United States via Saudi investment in infrastructure, industrial expansion, and U.S. securities.

The system was expanded to include the rest of OPEC by 1975.

Though presented as buffer to the recessionary effects of rising oil prices, this arrangement had a hidden side effect. It removed the traditional restraints on U.S. monetary policy.

The Federal Reserve was now free to increase the money supply at will. The ever increasing demand for oil would would prevent a flight from the dollar, while distributing the inflationary consequences across the entire planet.

The dollar went from being a gold back currency to a oil backed currency. It also became America’s primary export.

Did you ever wonder how the U.S. economy has been able to stay afloat while running multibillion dollar trade deficits for decades?

Did you ever wonder how it is that the U.S. holds such a disproportionate amount of the worlds wealth when 70% of the U.S. economy is consumer based?

In the modern era, fossil fuels make the world go round. They have become integrated into every aspect of civilization: agriculture, transportation, plastics, heating, defense and medicine, and demand just keeps growing and growing.

As long as the world needs oil, and as long as oil is only sold in U.S. dollars, there will be a demand for dollars, and that demand is what gives the dollar its value.

For the United States this is a great deal. Dollars go out, either as paper or digits in a computer system, and real tangible products and services come in. However for the rest of the world, it’s a very sneaky form of exploitation.

Having global trade predominately in dollars also provides the Washington with a powerful financial weapon through sanctions. This is due to the fact that most large scale dollar transactions are forced to pass through the U.S.

This petrodollar system stood unchallenged until September of 2000 when Saddam Hussein announced his decision to switch Iraq’s oil sales off of the dollar to Euros. This was a direct attack on the dollar, and easily the most important geopolitical event of the year, but only one article in the western media even mentioned it.

In the same month that Saddam announced he was moving away from the dollar, an organization called the “The Project for a New American Century”, of which Dick Cheney just happened to be a member, released a document entitled “REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century”. This document called for massive increases in U.S. military spending and a much more aggressive foreign policy in order to expand U.S. dominance world wide. However the document lamented that achieving these goals would take many years “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”.

One year later they got it.

Riding the emotional reaction to 9/11, the Bush administration was able to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and pass the patriot act all without any significant resistance.

There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and this wasn’t a question of bad intelligence. This was a cold calculated lie, and the decision to invade was made in full knowledge of the disaster which would follow.

They knew exactly what was going to happen but in 2003, they did it anyway. Once Iraqi oil fields were under U.S. control, oil sales were immediately switched back to the dollar. Mission accomplished.

Soon after the invasion of Iraq the Bush administration attempted to extend these wars to Iran. Supposedly the Iranian government was working to build a nuclear weapon. After the Iraq fiasco Washington’s credibility was severely damaged as a result they were unable to muster international or domestic support for an intervention. Their efforts were further sabotaged by elements within the CIA and Mossad who came forward to state that Iran had not even made the decision to develop nuclear weapons much less begin an attempt. However the demonization campaign against Iran continued even into the Obama administration.

Why?

Well, might it have something to do with the fact that since 2004 Iran has been in the process of organizing an independent oil bourse? They were building their own oil market, and it wasn’t going to be tied to the dollar. The first shipments of oil were sold through this market in July of 2011.

Unable to get the war that they wanted, the U.S. used the U.N to impose sanctions against Iran. The goal of the sanctions was to topple the Iranian regime. While this did inflict damage on the Iranian economy, the measures failed to destabilize the country. This was due in large part to Russia’s assistance in bypassing U.S. banking restrictions.

In February of 2009 Muammar Gaddafi, was named chairman of the African Union. He immediately proposed the formation of a unified state with a single currency. It was the nature of that proposed currency that got him killed.

In March of 2009 the African Union released a document entitled “Towards a Single African Currency”. Pages 106 and 107 of that document specifically discuss the benefits and technicalities of running the African Central bank under a gold standard. On page 94 it explicitly states that the key to the success of the African Monetary Union would be the “eventual linking of a single African currency to the most monetary of all commodities – gold.” (Note that the page number is different on other versions of the document that they released.)

In 2011 the CIA moved into Libya and began backing militant groups in their campaign to topple Gaddafi and the U.S. and NATO pushed through and stretched a U.N. nofly-zone resolution to tip the balance with airstrikes. The presence of Al-Qaeda extremists among these rebel fighters was swept under the rug.

Libya, like Iran and Iraq had committed the unforgivable crime of challenging the U.S. dollar.

The NATO intervention in Libya segued into a covert war on Syrian. The armories of the Libyan government were looted and the weapons were shipped via Turkey to Syrian rebels groups working to topple Assad. It was already clear at this point that many of these fighters had ties to terrorist organizations. However the U.S. national security apparatus viewed this as a necessary evil. In fact the Council on Foreign relations published an article in 2012 stating that “The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now.”

(Hat tip to theantimedia.org for catching this.)

Let’s be clear here, the U.S. put ISIS in power.

In 2013 these same Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels launched two sarin gas attacks. This was an attempt to frame Assad and muster international support for military intervention. Fortunately they were exposed by U.N. and Russian investigators and the push for airstrikes completely fell apart when Russia stepped in to broker a diplomatic solution.

The campaign for regime change in Syria, as in Libya has been presented in terms of human rights. Obviously this isn’t the real motive.

In 2009, Qatar put forth a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through Syria and Turkey to Europe. Assad however rejected this, and in 2011 he forged a pact with Iraq and Iran to run a pipeline eastward cutting Qatar and Saudi Arabia out of the loop completely. Not surprisingly Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been the most aggressive regional players in the push to topple the Syrian government.

But why would this pipeline dispute put Syria in Washington’s cross hairs? Three reasons:

  1. This pipeline arrangement would significantly strengthen Iran’s position, allowing them to export to European markets without having to pass through any of Washington’s allies. This obviously reduces the U.S. government’s leverage.
  2. Syria is Iran’s closest ally. It’s collapse would inherently weaken Iran.
  3. Syria and Iran have a mutual defense agreement, and a U.S. intervention in Syria could open the door to open conflict with Iran.

In February of 2014 this global chess game heated up in a new venue: Ukraine. The real target however was Russia.

You see Russia just happens to be the worlds second largest oil exporter, and not only have they been a thorn in Washington’s side diplomatically, but they also opened an energy bourse in 2008, with sales denominated in Rubles and gold. This project had been in the works since 2006. They have also been working with China to pull off of the dollar in all of their bilateral trade.

Russia has also been in the process of organizing a Eurasian Economic Union which includes plans to adopt common currency unit, and which is slated to have its own independent energy market.

Leading up to the crisis in Ukraine had been presented with a choice: either join the E.U. under an association agreement or join the Eurasian Union. The E.U. insisted that this was an either or proposition. Ukraine couldn’t join both. Russia on the other hand, asserted that joining both posed no issue. President Yanukovich decided to go with Russia.

In response the U.S. national security apparatus did what it does best: they toppled Yanukovich and installed a puppet government. To see the full evidence of Washington’s involvement in the coup watch “The ukraine crisis what you’re not being told”

This article from the Guardian is also worth reading.

Though this all seemed to be going well at first, the U.S. quickly lost control of the situation. Crimea held a referendum and the people voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and reunify with Russia. The transition was orderly and peaceful. No one was killed, yet the West immediately framed the entire event as an act of Russian aggression, and this became the go to mantra from that point on.

Crimea is important geostrategically because of its position in the Black Sea which allows for the projection of naval power into the Mediterranean. It has also been Russian territory for most of recent history.

The U.S. has been pushing for Ukraine’s inclusion into NATO for years now. Such a move would place U.S. forces right on Russia’s border and could have potentially resulted in Russia losing their naval base in Crimea. This is why Russia immediately accepted the results of the Crimean referendum and quickly consolidated the territory.

Meanwhile in Eastern Ukraine, two regions declared independence from Kiev and held referendums of their own. The results of which overwhelmingly favored self rule.

Kiev responded to this with what they referred to as anti-terrorist operations. In practice this was a massive and indiscriminate shelling campaign which killed thousands of civilians. Apparently killing civilians didn’t qualify as aggression to the West. In fact the IMF explicitly warned the provisional government that their 17 billion dollar loan package could be in danger if they were not able to put down the uprising in eastern Ukraine.

While the war against eastern Ukraine was raging elections were held and Petro Poroshenko was elected president. It turns out that Poroshenko, was exposed by a leaked diplomatic cable released by wikileaks in 2008 as having worked as a mole for the U.S. State Department since 2006. They referred to him as “Our Ukraine insider” and much of the cable referred to information that he was providing. (A separate cable showed that the U.S. knew Poroshenko was corrupt even at that point.)

Having a puppet in place however hasn’t turned out to be enough to give Washington the upper hand in this crisis. What does Washington do when they have no other leverage? They impose sanctions, they demonize and they saber rattle (or pull a false flag).

This isn’t a very good strategy when dealing with Russia. In fact it has already backfired. The sanctions have merely pushed Russia and China into closer cooperation and accelerated Russia’s de-dollarization agenda. And in spite of the rhetoric, this has not led to Russia being isolated. The U.S. and NATO have put a wedge between themselves and Russia, but not between Russia and the rest of the world (look up BRICS if you are unclear about this).

This new anti-dollar axis goes deeper than economics. These countries understand what’s at stake here. This is why in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis China has proposed a new Eurasian security pact which would include Russia and Iran.

Consider the implications here as the Obama administration begins bombing in Syria which also has a mutual defense agreement with Iran.

This is not the cold war 2.0. This is World War 3.0. The masses may not have figured it out yet, but history will remember it that way.

Alliances are already solidifying and and a hot war is underway on multiple fronts. If the provocations and proxy wars continue, it’s only a matter of time before the big players confront each other directly, and that is a recipe for disaster.

Does all of this sound insane to you? Well you’re right. The people running the world right now are insane, and the public is sleep walking into a tragedy. If you want to alter the course that we are on, there’s only one way to do it. We have to wake up that public. Even the most powerful weapons of war are neutralized if you reach the mind of the man behind the trigger.

How do we wake the masses you ask? Don’t wait for someone else to answer that for you. Get creative. Act like you children’s and grandchildren’s futures depend on it, because they do.

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