A Convenient Killing of US Troops in Syria

With unseemly haste, US news media leapt on the killing of four American military personnel in Syria as a way to undermine President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from that country.

The deadly attack in the northern city of Manbij, on the west bank of the Euphrates River, was reported to have been carried out by a suicide bomber. The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group reportedly claimed responsibility, but the group routinely makes such claims which often turn out to be false.

The American military personnel were said to be on a routine patrol of Manbij where US forces have been backing Kurdish militants in a purported campaign against ISIS and other terror groups.

An explosion at a restaurant resulted in two US troops and two Pentagon civilian officials being killed, along with more than a dozen other victims. Three other US military persons were among those injured.

US media highlighted the bombing as the biggest single death toll of American forces in Syria since they began operations in the country nearly four years ago.

The US and Kurdish militia have been in control of Manbij for over two years. It is one of the main sites from where American troops are to withdraw under Trump’s exit plan, which he announced on December 19.

Following the bombing, the New York Times headlined: “ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 Americans, Raising Worries about Troop Withdrawal”. The report goes on, “the news prompted calls from Republicans and Democrats for President Trump to reconsider his plans to withdraw troops from the country.”

A more pointed headline in The Washington Post was: “Killing of 4 Americans in Syria Throws Spotlight on Trump’s Policy”.

The Post editorialized, “the bombing showed that [ISIS] is likely to be a force to be reckoned with in Syria for the foreseeable future.” It quoted politicians in Washington claiming the “bombing deaths… were a direct result of a foolish and abrupt departure announcement [by Trump], and made the case for staying.”…

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/01/18/convenient-killing-of-us-troops-in-syria.html

I think it’s safe to say that the NYT and WP are propaganda outlets for the interests behind ISIS.   What a world.

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“Everybody Knew” WSJ Exposes Bruce Ohr’s Shocking Admission To The FBI

Is the clinton foundation an industrial-scale blackmail machine?
How else could they wield such power?

Via The Wall Street Journal,

Everybody knew. Everybody of consequence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department understood fully in the middle of 2016 – as the FBI embarked on its counterintelligence probe of Donald Trump – that it was doing so based on disinformation provided by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-18/everybody-knew-wsj-exposes-bruce-ohrs-shocking-admission-fbi

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Has the Government Legalized Secret Defense Spending?

October 4th, 2018, was a busy news day. The fight over Brett Kavanuagh’s Supreme Court nomination dominated the cycle. The Trump White House received a supplemental FBI report it said cleared its would-be nominee of wrongdoing. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens meanwhile said Kavanaugh was compromised enough that he was “unable to sit as a judge.”

#NationalTacoDay trended on Twitter. Chris Evans told the world production wrapped on Avengers 4.

The only thing that did not make the news was an announcement by a little-known government body called the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board — FASAB — that essentially legalized secret national security spending. The new guidance, “SFFAS 56 – CLASSIFIED ACTIVITIES” permits government agencies to “modify” public financial statements and move expenditures from one line item to another. It also expressly allows federal agencies to refrain from telling taxpayers if and when public financial statements have been altered.

To Michigan State professor Mark Skidmore, who’s been studying discrepancies in defense expenditures for years, the new ruling ­— and the lack of public response to it — was a shock.

“From this point forward,” he says, “the federal government will keep two sets of books, one modified book for the public and one true book that is hidden.”

Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy was one of the few people across the country to pay attention to the FASAB news release. He was alarmed.

“It diminishes the credibility of all public budget documents,” he says.

I spent weeks trying to find a more harmless explanation for SFFAS 56, or at least one that did not amount to a rule that allows federal officials to fake public financial reports.

I couldn’t find one. This new accounting guideline really does mean what it appears to mean, and the details are more bizarre than the broad strokes….

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/secret-government-spending-779959/

Entire Federal Budget Now National Security Secret

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/?s=fitts+missing+trillions

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Two Mueller staffers knew about fake dossier in 2016

I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that mueller is dirty. He was appointed FBI director a few months before 9/11 and no doubt participated in the coverup. Definitely a team player.

Testimony last year before a House task force investigating the Trump-Russia affair confirmed that top Justice Department officials knew about the Trump dossier earlier than first thought, and that among those who knew was Andrew Weissmann, who went on to become the top deputy of special counsel Robert Mueller.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/key-doj-officials-mueller-knew-about-dossier

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Monsanto/Bayer Moving to Genome Edit Fruits and More

Not surprising, Monsanto, today hidden behind the Bayer logo, as the world leader in patented GMO seeds and the probable carcinogenic Roundup herbicide with glyphosate, is attempting to quietly patent genetically modified or GMO varieties of fruits using controversial gene-editing. The “beauty” of this for Monsanto/Bayer is that in the USA, according to a recent ruling by the US Department of Agriculture, gene-edited agriculture needs no special independent testing. The developments are not good for human health or safety, nor will it do anything to give the world better nutrition.

The agrichemical and GMO giant Monsanto, which today tries to keep a lower profile inside the German agrichemical and GMO giant Bayer, is moving into the highly controversial domain of gene-editing of new crop varieties. In 2018 as the company was being deluged with lawsuits over its use of the probable carcinogen, Roundup, Monsanto invested $125 million in a gene-editing startup called Pairwise. The link is anything but casual.

Former Monsanto Vice President for Global Biotechnology, Tom Adams, has taken the post of CEO of Pairwise. In short, this is a Monsanto gene-editing project. In a press release, Pairwise says it is using the controversial CRISPR gene-editing technology to create genetically edited produce. Among their goals apparently is a super-sweet variety of strawberry or apples, just what our sugar-saturated population doesn’t need.

CRISPR gene-editing, a stealth attempt by the global agribusiness industry to promote artificial mutations of crops and, as the world was shocked recently to hear, even humans, as in China, is being advanced, much like GMO crops falsely were, as solution to world hunger. Pairwise founder, Keith Joung, told media that their CRISPR gene-edited fruits, “will speed innovation that is badly needed to feed a growing population amid challenging conditions created by a changing climate.” How sweeter genetically-edited strawberries will solve world hunger he leaves to the imagination. Pairwise also says that gene-edited fruits would somehow also cut down on food waste. One has to be also skeptical there as well, even if it makes nice promotion copy. In addition to super-sweet strawberries, Monsanto plans to use its work with Pairwise to develop new varieties of gene-edited corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and canola crops. And because the USDA unfortunately has given the green light, the new genetically modified foods will undergo no independent testing for health and safety.

https://journal-neo.org/2019/01/18/monsanto-bayer-moving-to-genome-edit-fruits-and-more/

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EU Votes for the Installation of New US Missiles in Europe

Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled “Evil Defeated by Good”, representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987, which banned land-based short- and mid-range nuclear missiles (a reach of between 500 and 5,000 km). Symbolically, the body of the dragon is in fact made with pieces of US Pershing-2 ballistic missiles (originally based in West Germany) and Soviet SS-20 missiles (originally based in the USSR).

But the nuclear dragon, which in the sculpture is shown as dying, is now being reborn. Thanks to Italy and other countries of the European Union, which, at the United Nations General Assembly, voted against the resolution presented by Russia on the “Preservation and Implementation of the INF Treaty”, rejected by 46 to 43 with 78 abstentions.

The European Union – of which 21 of its 27 members are part of NATO (including the United Kingdom, which is currently leaving the EU) – has thus taken a uniform stance with the position of NATO, which in turn has taken a uniform stance with that of the United States.

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The Obama administration first, followed by the Trump administration, have accused Russia, without any proof, of experimenting with a missile from the forbidden category, and have announced their intention of withdrawing from the INF Treaty. At the same time, they have launched a programme aimed at renewing the installation of nuclear missiles in Europe to guard against Russia, while others will also be based in the Asia-Pacific region against China….

https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-eu-votes-installation-new-us-missiles-europe/5665231

US Blows Up INF Treaty: Another Move Towards Downfall

This country has been set up for a horrific downfall, and the central bankers who arranged for it will make out like bandits.   Unless you think the last 3 decades of bipartisan catastrophe was an accident.  Unless you think hordes of wealth can’t buy years of infiltration and sustained psychological operations in the media and the bureaucratic machinery of government in order to bring about desired policies.    They know psychology and sociology and economics.   They have the internal multigenerational infrastructure and the transnational connections.      Look at what they’ve already achieved since 1913.   Or 1991.   Or 2001.  Or 2008.

It’s just a long term investment for them.   They are disaster capitalists.   And they’re tired of toying with and skimming from “western civilization”.   They have a new and better social control model: China.

“The powers of financial capitalism had [a] far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.”
— Quote from Caroll Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope, Chapter 20

https://www.wanttoknow.info/articles/tragedy_hope_banking_money_history

Corbett: China and the New World Order

Former WB president Wolfensohn is very concerned with the plights of the peasants under the rule of the “invisible hand”, but never points out the obvious solution: a rational monetary system.   Why should he?   He’s a banker.

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US Fake “Debt” Interest Payments to Top $650B This Year

Has an empire ever collapsed from stupidity before?   You would think the aristocracy would be embarrassed to absorb this much plunder in public.   If washington was a human being it would have been institutionalized a long time ago.   Its IQ would make it a basket case.

Where does money come from?

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2018/12/how-kucinichs-need-act-could-save-the-usa-and-the-world/

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
— Henry Ford
Interest Expense Fiscal Year 2019
December$97,202,544,981.57
November$35,371,318,649.95
October$31,647,532,106.45
Fiscal Year Total$164,221,395,737.97
Available Historical Data Fiscal Year End
2018$523,017,301,446.12
2017$458,542,287,311.80
2016$432,649,652,901.12
2015$402,435,356,075.49
2014$430,812,121,372.05
2013$415,688,781,248.40
2012$359,796,008,919.49
2011$454,393,280,417.03
2010$413,954,825,362.17
2009$383,071,060,815.42
2008$451,154,049,950.63
2007$429,977,998,108.20
2006$405,872,109,315.83
2005$352,350,252,507.90
2004$321,566,323,971.29
2003$318,148,529,151.51
2002$332,536,958,599.42
2001$359,507,635,242.41
2000$361,997,734,302.36
1999$353,511,471,722.87
1998$363,823,722,920.26
1997$355,795,834,214.66
1996$343,955,076,695.15
1995$332,413,555,030.62
1994$296,277,764,246.26
1993$292,502,219,484.25
1992$292,361,073,070.74
1991$286,021,921,181.04
1990$264,852,544,615.90
1989$240,863,231,535.71
1988$214,145,028,847.73
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Latest EU Copyright Directive Still Demands Internet Companies Wave Magic Wands

The EU Copyright Directive continues to be a total and complete disaster. It’s so bad that neither of the two main groups lobbying around it — the legacy entertainment industry and the big tech companies (with the vast majority of the lobbying coming from the copyright sector) are both unhappy with the bill (though for opposite reasons). And yet, despite all of this, the EU continues to soldier forward with a new proposal and a new draft that still requires that internet companies do the impossible…

The specific suggestions being pushed in the revised Copyright Directive suggests that whoever is putting this stuff together still has no idea what they’re talking about….

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190117/16525641415/latest-eu-copyright-directive-still-demands-internet-companies-wave-magic-wands.shtml

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US Blows Up INF Treaty: Another Move Towards Downfall

It is rather astounding the American double-think. It was the US side which unilaterally abolished the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) treaty in 2002. And it is the US side which is now unilaterally threatening to walk away from a second landmark arms control treaty, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) accord, which was first put in place in 1987.

Yet it is Washington that is accusing Russia of violating the global arms control architecture.

Washington has been relentlessly encroaching on Russia’s national security over the past two decades with expansion of NATO forces on Russia’s borders, including the deployment of missiles systems. And yet Washington has the bare face to accuse Moscow of breaching arms controls.

How would the US feel, if say, Russia were to deploy missile systems in Mexico? Yet, the US is doing similar on Russia’s borders and then turning around and accusing Moscow of aggression. The American double-think here betrays a disturbing, stupid arrogance.

This week, US and Russian officials met in Geneva to discuss the INF and problems surrounding the treaty on both sides. But the US side in typical high-handed fashion refused to enter into detailed negotiations about alleged grievances contended by both sides. Washington spurned detailed talks and simply repeated its threats to unilaterally abrogate the INF.

It now seems certain that the US will withdraw from the INF over the next two months. The abrogation of the treaty, in place since 1987 as negotiated by former President Ronald Reagan and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, could mean the return of US medium-range nuclear missiles to Europe targeting Russia.

It is a stupendous retrograde step. Moscow has already warned that if the US abandons the INF, then it will be compelled to respond by installing missiles that will target European allies of the US. This is a lamentable unwinding of arms control and undoing of global security….

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/01/18/us-blows-up-inf-another-move-towards-downfall.html

Who benefits from WWIII?   Whichever central bankers reach their bunkers in time.  It’s a hell of a poker game…

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New US Intelligence Study: China “Already Leads The World” In Key Weapons Technologies

A newly released Pentagon unclassified intelligence report authored by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) comes to some shocking and alarming conclusions concerning China’s rapid advances in advanced military technology in answer to the question: “What are Beijing’s strategic intentions?”

The report finds that as a result of “acquiring technology by any means available” — especially in the areas of naval and missile systems, including intermediate range missiles and hypersonic weapons, capable of allowing missiles to travel at many times the speed of sound — China’s defense tech is not only at the cutting edge but “In some areas, it already leads the world.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/new-us-intelligence-study-china-already-leads-world-key-weapons-technologies

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