Paul Craig Roberts: How Much Death and Destruction Awaits Us in 2018?

The New Year is one full of economic, political, and war threats.

Among the economic threats are stock, bond, and real estate markets artificially pumped up by years of central bank money creation and by false reports of full employment. It is an open question whether participants in these markets are aware that underlying reality does not support the asset values. Central banks support stock markets not only with abundant liquidity but also with direct stock purchases. The Japanese central bank is now one of the largest owners of Japanese equities. Central banks, which are supposed to provide economic stability, have created a massive fraud.

Throughout the Western world politics has degenerated into fraud. No government serves the public’s interest. (See: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/12/29/eric-zuesse-explains-americas-worst-enemy/ ) Except for some former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe, European governments have defied the will of the people by admitting vast numbers of refugees from Washington’s wars and others pretending to be refugees. The European governments further imperil their citizens with their support for Washington’s rising aggression toward Russia. The universal failure of democratic politics is leading directly to war.

The Saker explains that Americans with intelligence, honor, courage, and integrity have disappeared from the US national security establishment. In their place are arrogant morons high on hubris who believe: (1) We can buy anybody, (2) Those we cannot buy, we bully, (3) Those we cannot bully, we kill, (4) Nothing can happen to us, we live in total impunity no matter what we do. http://www.unz.com/tsaker/2018-war-or-no-war/

Scott Bennett reports that US soldiers are being propagandized that Russia is an enemy with whom we are headed to war. https://www.facebook.com/capsule.ninetynine.7/videos/1992321041038611/
The Anglo-Zionist empire is trying to overturn the Iranian agreement and to restart the attempt to overthrow the government of Syria. Lebanon’s Hezbollah is also in the empire’s sights. Washington is arming Ukraine in order to enable an attack on the breakaway provinces of Novorussia. Threats against North Korea escalate. Even little Venezuela is threatened with military intervention simply because the country wants to control its own destiny and not be controlled by Washington and the New York banks.

In the opinion of some, Russia’s very cautious diplomacy has increased the likelihood that Washington will miscalculate and give the world a third world war. By not accepting the requests of the breakaway Russian provinces in Ukraine to be reunited with Russia, the Russian government paved the way for Washington to provide the military means for its Ukrainian puppet to attempt to reconquer the provinces. Success would damage Russian prestige and encourage Washington in its aggressive actions. Sooner or later Russia will have to stand and fight.

Russia’s premature declaration of victory in Syria and withdrawal has made it possible for US forces to remain in Syria and attempt to restart the effort to overthrow the Assad government. Russia would have to defend its victory, or by the failure to do so encourage more aggressive actions by Washington.

Hopes have evaporated that President Trump would restore the normalized relations between the nuclear powers that Reagan and Gorbachev made possible. The question for the New Year is when does Washington’s aggression against Russia ignite a hot war.

Your website will be examining these issues as they unfold in 2018. From the perspective of today, it is unlikely that the New Year will be a happy one. Nowhere in the West is there a sign of leadership toward peace and the well-being of humanity.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/12/30/much-death-destrution-awaits-us-2018/

Accomplices to Murder of Seth Rich Continue Diverting Attention to Russia

Wikileaks has once again denied that Russia was their source of leaked emails published during the 2016 election. In a Monday reply to Neera Tanden, former Hillary Clinton advisor and President of the Center for American Progress – a liberal think tank founded by John Podesta, the WikiLeaks Task Force tweeted “2. Russia was not @wikileaks source. Deal with it.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/node/610175

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

The predictable results of those meetings are now clear and well-documented. Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades-long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:

Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests.

She’s right. The submission to Israeli dictates is hard to overstate: As the New York Times put it in December of last year, “Israeli security agencies monitor Facebook and send the company posts they consider incitement. Facebook has responded by removing most of them.”

What makes this censorship particularly consequential is that “96 percent of Palestinians said their primary use of Facebook was for following news.” That means that Israeli officials have virtually unfettered control over a key communications forum of Palestinians.

In the weeks following those Facebook-Israel meetings, reported The Independent, “the activist collective Palestinian Information Center reported that at least 10 of their administrators’ accounts for their Arabic and English Facebook pages — followed by more than 2 million people — have been suspended, seven of them permanently, which they say is a result of new measures put in place in the wake of Facebook’s meeting with Israel.” Last March, Facebook briefly shut down the Facebook page of the political party, Fatah, followed by millions, “because of an old photo posted of former leader Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.” …

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/30/facebook-says-it-is-deleting-accounts-at-the-direction-of-the-u-s-and-israeli-governments/

Diaspora is a nonprofit, user-owned, distributed social network that is based upon the freeDiaspora software. Diaspora consists of a group of independently owned nodes (called pods) which interoperate to form the network. As of March 2014, there are more than 1 million Diaspora accounts.[3]

The social network is not owned by any one person or entity, keeping it from being subject to corporate take-overs or advertising. In September 2011 the developers stated, “…our distributed design means no big corporation will ever control Diaspora. Diaspora* will never sell your social life to advertisers, and you won’t have to conform to someone’s arbitrary rules or look over your shoulder before you speak.”[4]

Diaspora software is licensed with GNU-AGPL-3.0.[5] Diaspora software development is managed by the Diaspora Foundation, which is part of the Free Software Support Network (FSSN). The FSSN is in turn run by Eben Moglen and the Software Freedom Law Center. The FSSN acts as an umbrella organization to Diaspora development and manages Diaspora’s branding, finances and legal assets.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_%28social_network%29

Snopes Business Model: “Credibility” for Sale to the Highest Bidder

For reasons unknown to most of the general public, Snopes.com has ascended to a place of power in the world of Internet fact-checking, culminating in its new agreement to become fact-check so-called “fake news” sites with Facebook and other news organizations.

But while Snopes enjoys a reputation for seemingly being an “arbiter of truth” among many in the social media world, the truth is that the site has mostly operated as a “mom-and-pop” organization over the years according to NPR, although it has hired more staff recently.

Now, the website has been granted an enormous amount of power and may soon be able to determine which stories get seen more on Facebook and which get buried. As fate would have it, the organization seems incredibly biased toward Monsanto and the Biotech industry, according to a report from one popular food researcher and blogger.

Did Snopes.com Bow to Monsanto and Industry Pressure on Glyphosate?

Recent indpendent lab tests showed that popular American foods contain alarmingly high levels of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide.

Glyphosate was deemed to be a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization in 2015, much to the chagrin of Monsanto and other agrochemical companies.

Unfortunately for readers of a recent Snopes.com piece on the glyphosate testing reports, a key fact was incorrectly stated, and major edits were made to the original story that have many wondering whether Monsanto or Biotech industry influence was involved (see the full post from researcher and blogger Vani Hari, aka ‘Food Babe,’ here).

According to Hari’s report, the facts on glyphosate and cancer were incorrectly stated:

In this first revision, Snopes makes a huge mistake in stating that the World Health Organization’s International Agency For Research on Cancer’s (IARC) finding that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans was “overturned in March 2016”, which is NOT TRUE…”

https://www.march-against-monsanto.com/report-snopes-com-caught-heavily-editing-lying-about-monsanto-chemicals-in-our-food-supply/

Government Agencies ACTUALLY Admit Poisoning By Vaccines In ICD-9

What is ICD-9, you probably are asking.  Well, it’s the official International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, used to assign codes to diagnose and procedures associated with hospital utilization in the United States [1], and published by none other than the U.S. CDC.  See chart below.

You will note from the listing how many poisonings and other adverse effects by or from vaccines are listed along with their ICD-9 codes.  Why weren’t those codes used when infants, toddlers and teens were taken to emergency rooms by parents who say their children were compromised by vaccines?

Note none other than U.S. CDC’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid published that defining information!

However, in trying to research the current ICD-10, there seems to be some ‘sanitation efforts’ going on of the incriminating information regarding vaccines causing poisoning!  Hmmm.

So, if the fact vaccines can and do poison was an accepted and published admission by the CDC for specific medical insurance coding reasons why, then, is everyone in Big Pharma, medical doctors, FDA, pharmacists and vaccine pushers, and the media so doggone upset about parents, guardians and affected individuals talking about, documenting and reporting their experiences, plus independent vaccine data/information researchers exercising their constitutional rights to free speech

Good question?  How about “active censorship” and/or suppression of our rights to self-determination?

Moreover, what’s happened to parents’ rights to protect and preserve their children’s health from being poisoned byaluminum in any of four formulations; ethylmercury in Thimerosal; polyethylene glycol (a chemical used in antifreeze); and all the other toxic chemicals [2] (read the laundry list of chemicals in vaccines); plus foreign DNA—AND genetically modified Nano-particles / Nano-particulates indiscriminately syringed into newborns, infants, toddlers, and teens?

Why do I say “indiscriminately syringed”?

Because from all the research I’ve done on vaccines data/demographics since the mid-1980s—yes the mid-1980s!—I’ve never found any studies confirm the following:

  1. Cumulative effects of all vaccine ingredients in just one vaccine
  2. Cumulative effects of multiple vaccines’ [up to 9] ingredients given at one time
  3. CDC/FDA studies confirming health safety short- or long-term for any vaccine; why are boosters needed, if they are supposed to provide ‘immunity’ when actual lifetime immunity only is available from the natural contraction of childhood infectious diseases, i.e., measles, etc.
  4. CDC/FDA comparative studiesfor vaccinated versus non-vaccinated children

Furthermore, each vaccine’s package insert confirms the following:

  1. Contraindications
  2. Warnings
  3. Adverse Reactions

which indicate very serious adverse health effects everyone should know before the administration of any one vaccine, but more specifically, nine different vaccines given at the same time.

Question:How in life can a human be subjected to nine separate diseases at the same time and expect the immune system to build immunity to each? …

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/government-agencies-actually-admit-poisoning-vaccines-icd-9.html

French Blogger’s Coverage of Kerth’s Writings on Satanism

This is from google’s translate.   URL at the bottom.

The title of the article is

Pedocriminal networks do not exist | Barker Network

which I assume is an error in translation.  But the rest of the article is good as far as I’ve read:

Kerth Barker is an American who has written books about his experience as a satanic network victim as part of the CIA’s mental control operations.

We will see here that Barker presents a US Satanist group, in which he was embarked without going to the initiation, with a victim’s point of view, but from within.

It explains a functioning, methods, but also speaks of a kind of “resistance” inside the Satanist sphere.

(The summary of this book that you will read is quite detailed, in order to understand the atmosphere described by Barker, although I have more emphasis on the factual side).

In her book ” Angelic Defenders & Demonic Abusers , memoirs of a satanic ritual abuse survivor”, Kerth Barker begins with his childhood and his family.

He explains that his grandfather entered a satanic lodge in New York, where he met a woman who was part of the huge contingent of Nazis exfiltrated in the US after the war.

This transfer of Nazis across the Atlantic is Operation Paperclip [1], which is far from being a conspiracy theory since archives have been unearthed.

Paperclip’s goal was to get scientists , but also senior officers, Nazi contractors, to use them in the United States to develop various weapons and varied.

The newly created CIA quickly put in place several military programs, such as MK Monarch, MK Naomi etc., variations of MK Ultra , to test all imaginable methods of mental control, with the precious help of Nazi scientists who had practiced with the victims of the concentration camps.

Officially, as part of the Cold War, the goal was to create the perfect military, the perfect assassin, able to kill on command without remembering anything.

Regarding these MK-Ultra operations, I refer to the few archives that were not destroyed by the CIA in the 1970s, on the case of Ewen Cameron , the world-famous Canadian psychiatrist who has done experiments on many patients

and to the recordings of a commission of inquiry into this issue , which took place under the Clinton presidency, and during which several victims testified of abuses similar to those experienced by Keth Barker.

We can also refer to the case of Pont-Saint-Esprit, a small town poisoned LSD by the CIA to test the effects of these products, in 1954.

This kind of test was not unusual: many US cities have had similar experiments, with LSD (invented by a German chemist, Fritz Hoffmann) or with other drugs.

This woman met by the grandfather, nicknamed Shotzy, was studying Theosophy (which Barker describes as “international Luciferian movement” and the texts of Héléna Blavatski, before going straight to the delusions of Alistair Crowley, who passes for the pope of Satanism.

Back in St. Louis, the grandfather and Shotzy would have created a convent, a small satanic group, under the aegis of another Luciferian.

Barker explains that Shotzy was also trained by the CIA, by Luciferians who initiated it.

Barker writes that he only met her at the age of six in the early 1960s, but that she had been behind her life since birth.

She became in a way her nanny, essentially preoccupied by the desire to turn her into a soldier with an iron will, removing all empathy in him.

http://axedelaresistance.com/les-reseaux-pedocriminels-nexistent-pas-reseau-barker/

English translation:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Faxedelaresistance.com%2Fles-reseaux-pedocriminels-nexistent-pas-reseau-barker%2F&edit-text=

Newsbud: Banning Boycotts: Un-American & Unconstitutional

Newsbud presents an in-depth roundtable discussion on the controversial subject of banning boycotts in the United States. Newsbud’s founder & editor Sibel Edmonds hosts human rights attorney Mark Kleiman & human rights activist Paul Larudee as they debate the looming ban on boycotts that threatens our protected right to free speech under the Constitution, and that may set a very dangerous precedent. Do not miss this fiery 70+ minute roundtable – available for members at Newsbud.com, or watch it now at Newbud Vimeo on Demand.

https://www.newsbud.com/category/newsbud_roundtable/

A NATO Color Revolution in Iran?

A familiar sight is taking place across Iran tonight and it has been for the last three days. Protests are taking place in numerous cities citing grievances and demanding that the Ayatollah and Iranian President step down. For a few days, the protests remained non-violent but now violence has indeed flared up as protesters have laid waste to a number of government properties and those belonging to “pro-government militias.”

Neo-cons in the American media and the U.S. President are all demanding that Americans stand with the “Iranian people” and the “protesters” in their “fight for freedom.”

The reason this sight is familiar is because we have seen it in Egypt, Libya, and Syria in the past as well as in Iran itself in the late 2000s. Protests that turn violent, a subsequent crackdown that either is violent or is reported as such, and the weight of American propaganda against the target government are all “Arab Spring” repeats that are themselves nothing more than the color revolution/destabilization apparatus that has been used by the West in countries all across the world for decades, particularly in the last twenty years.

What Do The Protesters Want?

The alleged demands of the protesters seem reasonable and legitimate enough. The Western media has, up until this point, been reporting that the main argument being made by the demonstrators center around economic concerns, i.e. falling living standards, unemployment, and rising food prices. However, as the third day of protests took place, the Western media began reporting that the protesters are demanding an end to religious dictatorship and policies of both the Ayatollah Khamenei and President Rouhani. According to some reports, female protesters have gone so far as to shout “death to Khamenei” and shed their hijabs in order to construct makeshift flags. Others say the protesters are focused on government corruption.

However, there is much question about these protests. The first question is “Are they organic Iranian protests?” This question has yet to be answered fully. Iran is most certainly a religious dictatorship and many Iranians want freedom from religious rule. However, it should be remembered that the United States and Israel have openly stated a desire to see Iranian influence broken and as recently as 2009, the United States attempted to engineer a color revolution in the country. The first three days of the Green Movement in Iran looked very much like the first three days of this current movement.

Clearly, economic concerns are a major issue in Iran, a country whose economy has been suffering for years under Western sanctions and whose own inability to capitalize on a state-owned National Bank. Official unemployment in Iran is around 12% and it is likely that the real rate is much higher. Despite lifting of some sanctions, there is hardly economic growth in the country, another result of neo-liberal economic and trade policies. Yet, it is also worth noting that Khamenei has also been critical of the poor economy and the handling of economic issues by the government yet Khamenei is being insulted at the protests.

These demands are not unreasonable by any stretch of the imagination. However, the religious protests come at a very odd time. Iran recently liberalized its laws regarding women’s forced head coverings, so why protest now over religious laws?

In addition, special attention must be paid to the concept of “government corruption,” a hallmark of color revolutions since government corruption is often more of a conceptual issue than anything concrete. A step down from power from a few key people, wrist slaps, and token reform can all achieve an “end” to corruption while more concrete demands need concrete applications and thus present a minor loss to those who will taking over the rains of power after the demonstrations have ceased.

There are also more concerning demands that can be found in the slogans being chanted by the demonstrators. First, in case it could be missed, the demonstrators are calling for the Ayatollah and the President to step down. In other words, they are calling for regime change. This is precisely what the United States, GCC, NATO, and Israel also want to see happen.

Second, numerous demonstrators are chanting “Let go of Palestine,” and “Not for Gaza, Not for Lebanon, I’d give my life (only) for Iran.” Again, protesters are now chanting foreign policy demands identical to that desired by the United States, NATO, GCC, and Israel. All this in a protest that is supposed to be about economic concerns….

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/12/what-the-hell-is-happening-in-iran.html

Newsbud Exclusive- New Color Revolution Underway in Iran??

Over the last few days, anti-government protests have broken out across Iran. It’s reported the protests are focused on deteriorating economic conditions and corruption in the Islamic Republic. Demonstrators have gathered in a number of cities, including Tehran, the holy city of Qom, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Rasht, Sari, and Hamedan.

While average Iranians undoubtedly suffer as a result of the policies and actions of a highly centralized religious government, we must ask if the latest round of anti-government activity is part of a foreign effort to destabilize the country by exploiting discontent with the country’s leadership.

In June, we learned that the Trump administration is behind an effort by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to topple the government in Tehran. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Trump administration includes a number of hardliners on Iran, most notably Defense Secretary James Mattis, National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, and Trump’s CIA director, Mike Pompeo.

Prior to his appointment, Pompeo called for military attacks on Iran’s civilian nuclear program. He also said “Congress must act to change Iranian behavior, and, ultimately, the Iranian regime.”

Additionally, he told Iranian Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani in a letter that the United States will hold Iran responsible for attacks on US interest in Iraq regardless of the source.

In June, Michael D’Andrea—a CIA officer known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike (for his conversion to Islam)—was appointed to run the agency’s Iran operations. He supposedly headed up the effort to capture Osama bin Laden, the former CIA groomed leader of al-Qaeda who died in Afghanistan back in December, 2001.

D’Andrea was involved in the use of torture during interrogations of suspected terrorists during the Bush administration. He also played a key role in the assassination of Imad Mugniyah, the international operations chief for Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah. The assassination was carried out with assistance from Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency.

Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Trump’s former Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the NSC (he was ousted in January, reportedly by McMaster), told the administration he wanted to use covert activities to take down the government in Tehran.

The Saudi effort includes riling up dissident groups in Balochistan that cross over the border into the Iranian province of Sistan and carry out operations. For instance, in October 2009, Jundullah, a Balochi resistance group with alleged links to Al-Qaeda, launched a suicide bomb attack that killed a number of Iranian Revolutionary Guards on a bus in the city of Zahedan. Jundullah has also captured Iranian soldiers and border guards and executed them….

https://www.newsbud.com/2017/12/30/newsbud-exclusive-new-color-revolution-underway-in-iran-2/

Iran has been the target of unremitting western subterfuge for at least 50 years.

The Muslim Weapon