Nov 22, 2015

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Dumas, “Top British Officials Confessed to Syria War Plans Two Years before Arab Spring”

Roland Dumas, Former French Foreign Minister: “The War against Syria was Planned Two years before The Arab Spring”

Former French Foreign Minister: The War against Syria was Planned Two years before “The Arab Spring”

DIA Emails: ISIS was deliberately armed and funded by Obama & Hillary Clinton

Syria: The Crime of the Century

How Washington And Its Allies Spawned The Islamic State

Judicial Watch has – for many years – obtained sensitive U.S. government documents through freedom of information requests and lawsuits.
The government just produced documents to Judicial Watch in response to a freedom of information suit which show that the West has long supported ISIS.   The documents were written by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency on August 12, 2012 … years before ISIS burst onto the world stage.
Here are screenshots from the documents. We have highlighted the relevant parts in yellow:
Why is this important? It shows that extreme Muslim terrorists – salafists, Muslims Brotherhood, and AQI (i.e. Al Qaeda in Iraq) – have always been the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria.”
This verifies what the alternative media has been saying for years: there aren’t any moderate rebels in Syria (and see thisthis and this).
The newly-declassified document continues:

ISIS 2Yes, you read that correctly:
… there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist Principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime ….
In other words, the powers supporting the Syrian opposition – the West, our Gulf allies, and Turkey wanted an Islamic caliphate in order to challenge Syrian president Assad.
Sure, top U.S. generals – and vice president Vice President Joe Biden – have said that America’s closest allies support ISIS.  And mainstream American media have called for direct support of ISIS.
But the declassified DIA documents show that the U.S. and the West supported ISIS at its inception … as a way to isolate the Syrian government.  And see this.
This is a big deal.  A former British Army and Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism intelligence officer and a former MI5 officer confirm that the newly-released documents are a smoking gun.

Nov 19, 2015

[Bitch please]: "DEAD MAN" TAKING A SELFIE @Paris crime scene

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Gov’t Officially Steals More Than Thieves: “Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014″

Editor’s Comment: There are plenty of thefts and break-ins across the country, and the issue will always be a problem. There will always be criminals and desperate individuals to deal with, though better economic conditions minimize them.
The fact that “official” robberies staged by law enforcement officers profiting the system off the backs of Americans through civil asset forfeiture laws has exceeded the scale of ordinary forms of theft shows how bad the problem of abused authority has become. Keep in mind that confiscations under civil asset forfeiture don’t require convictions or charges. In fact, many of the victims of this sophisticated and brutal form of theft have not been accused of doing anything wrong at all.
Feds Stealing More Than Thieves: Federal Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed All Burglaries in 2014
The Daily Sheeple
It’s official: more assets are being taken by federal law enforcement than by the criminals they are supposed to protect us from in this country.
As Investment Watch Blog reports:
Between 1989 and 2010, U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion in asset forfeiture cases. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. In 2010 alone, the value of assets seized grew by +52.8% from 2009 and was six times greater than the total for 1989. Then by 2014, that number had ballooned to roughly $4.5 billion for the year, making this 35% of the entire number of assets collected from 1989 to 2010 in a single year.
That’s $4.5 billion in federal civil asset forfeitures in the U.S. just within 2014. Billion, with a “B”.
The FBI estimates that, by contrast, all 2014 property offenses totaled approximately $3.9 billion.
That means federal cops are now officially raking in more “assets” than burglars in this country do.
What does that tell you?

Nov 18, 2015

A Most Convenient Massacre

What a difference a single massacre can make!
By Dmitry Orlov

November 17, 2015 "Information Clearing House" -  Just a week ago the EU couldn't possibly figure out anything to do to stop the influx of “refugees” from all those countries the US and NATO had bombed into oblivion. But now, because “Paris changed everything,” EU's borders are being locked down and refugees are being turned back.

• Just a week ago it seemed that the EU was going to be swamped by resurgent nationalism, with incumbent political parties poised to get voted out of power. But now, thanks to the Paris massacre, they have obtained a new lease on life, because they can now safely embrace the same policies that a week ago they branded as “fascist.”

• Just a week ago the EU and the US couldn't possibly bring themselves admit that they are utterly incompetent when it comes to combating their own creation—ISIS, that is—and need Russian help. But now, at the après-Paris G-20 summit, everybody is ready to line up and let Putin take charge of the war against terrorism. Look—the Americans finally found those convoys of tanker trucks stretching beyond the horizon that ISIS has been using to smuggle out stolen Syrian crude oil—after Putin showed them the satellite photos!

Am I being crass and insensitive? Not at all—I deplore all the deaths from terrorist attacks in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, and in all the other countries whose populations did absolutely nothing to deserve such treatment. I only feel half as bad about the French, who stood by quietly as their military helped destroy Libya (which did nothing to deserve it).

Note that after the Russian jet crashed in the Sinai there weren't all that many Facebook avatars with the Russian flag pasted over them, and hardly any candlelight vigils or piles of wreaths and flowers in various Western capitals. I even detected a whiff of smug satisfaction that the Russians got their comeuppance for stepping out of line in Syria.

Why the difference in reaction? Simple: you were told to grieve for the French, so you did. You were not told to grieve for the Russians, and so you didn't. Don't feel bad; you are just following orders. The reasoning behind these orders is transparent: the French, along with the rest of the EU, are Washington's willing puppets; therefore, they are innocent, and when they get killed, it's a tragedy. But the Russians are not Washington's willing puppet, and are not innocent, and so when they get killed by terrorists, it's punishment. And when Iraqis, or Syrians, or Nigerians get killed by terrorists, that's not a tragedy either, for a different reason: they are too poor to matter. In order to qualify as a victim of a tragedy, you have to be each of these three things: 1. a US-puppet, 2. rich and 3. dead.

Nov 16, 2015

Global Banks Carve Up The World Ahead Of COP21 Paris

From ActivistPostNOVEMBER 15, 2015:
As individuals and Nations alike wait in anticipation for COP21 less than a month from now, described as the United Nations’ “legally binding and universal” update to the ever-deleterious Agenda 21, banksters at the supranational level have shown little hesitation in offering their seemingly sage opinions on how their usurious reserves will be put to use in enacting this “Global Sustainable New Deal.”
From veterans of monetary Technocracy like the IMF and World Bank to the “New Kids on the Trading Bloc” represented by the BRICS and AIIB, monetary institutions around the world are poised to receive their slice of the sustainable pie – at the expense of what little freedom and financial security the individual still retains.
Leading the charge on the Western front is none other than the Bank for International Settlements, the “central bank of central banks” as identified by Georgetown Professor Carroll Quigley in his magnum opus Tragedy and Hope. Echoing the credo of “sustainable developers” at the UN and World Bank, the BIS has seen fit to reinforce the meme that the problem of climate change cannot be tackled without complete digital serfdom in the form of an electronic, biometric global I.D.
Euphemistically entitled the “Identification for Development” (or ID4D) program by the World Bank, it represents their “unique” interpretation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals; a reading that’s as draconian as it is creative. The UN, World Bank, and BIS are calling for nothing short of a completely pervasive global surveillance grid to be implemented by no later than 2030, all under the auspices of “saving the planet.”
Of course, the BIS is also resolute in declaring the World Bank’s “important role” in fighting the phantom foe of climate change – not only in implementing the Technocratic ID4D program, but assembling the cast of private financiers to accompany the torrent of supranational capital:
Some of these “larger private sources of capital” have also positioned themselves in advance of COP21, one example being the marriage of Eastern and Western financial juggernauts in the solar energy market. This was witnessed recently in the merger between China’s solar giant Shunfeng with American-based Suniva – owned in part by the Warburgs (Warburg-Pincus) and Goldman Sachs. These private banking elites and families of antiquity, investing in the petrol-free, carbon-capped future described as a “historic opportunity” by the International Monetary Fund, will doubtlessly be underwriting much of the “green infrastructure” loans called for by COP21.
But it’s not just Chinese solar tycoons assembling the capital and infrastructure for humanity’s (Soylent) green future; the recently birthed multilateral giants of the East, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and BRICS NDB (New Development Bank), are also all aboard the sustainable train to globalized Nirvana. In accordance with the United Nations’ assertion that the BRICS NDB is a “dream coming true” for the financing of UN-mandated sustainable development projects in developing economies, the BRICS saw fit to reinforce this notion at the first official meeting of the BRICS Environment Ministers earlier this year.
Don’t take my word for it, or the UN’s, for that matter – the BRICS are crystal clear in their position on Agenda 21:
We  reaffirm our commitment to implement the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
(JPOI), and the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference in our respective countries, and through our cooperation within the framework of BRICS in accordance with the Rio principles, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities.
We acknowledge the progress made on the Millennium Development Goals in the preceding two decades and reaffirm our commitment towards accelerated implementation of the unfinished task. In this context, we look forward to the adoption of ambitious, transformative and equitable Post-2015 development agenda with Sustainable Development Goals at its core.
These disconcerting official remarks by the BRICS on Agenda 21 stand in stark contrast with recent prognostications by Vladimir Putin to the contrary; this seeming conflict between actual policy and mere rhetoric, designed to seed cognitive dissonance within the minds of the public, is a clear example of a unique brand of propaganda developed in Russia by one Vladislav Surkov.

Gold, Oil, & 'Grandmaster' Putin's Trap

From Zerohedge11/15/2015

In December of last year we published an intriguing article by Dmitry Kalinichenko, “Grandmaster Putin’s Trap,” which has drawn far more attention from readers than we ever expected. It continues to be cited by many international political and economic experts. That article addressed Russia’s latent strategy to get rid of US bonds and use its petrodollars to buy monetary gold. It seemed for a while that the ruble’s nosedive late last year, coupled with the Kremlin’s reduced fiscal space, has left Moscow unable to pursue its plan to permanently diversify the international financial system.Nevertheless, taking a look at 2015, it turned out that Putin’s strategy is working quite well.
Due to invisible market’s hand the gold-to-oil price ratio has more than doubled in the past two years. While in May 2014 it costed 12 barrels of oil to buy one ounce of gold, this ratio rose to 26 barrels/ounce in January 2015 (where it currently remains). By lowering the price of oil relative to gold, it looks like Wall Street & London’s City are trying to hamper Russian tactic of buying gold in exchange for oil and natural gas (gas prices are linked to oil via BTU). However, these actions fell short of their goals.
Declining oil prices and a depreciating national currency have not led to a slowdown in the Bank of Russia’s gold purchases on the domestic market for rubles. Despite threats and sanctions, Russia has continued to add to its gold reserves. Bank of Russia bought a record 171 tons of gold in 2014 and another 120 tons in the first ten months of 2015. Consequently, by Nov. 1, 2015 the Bank of Russia had accumulated a total of 1,200 tons of gold in its reserves, which are officially the fifth largest in the world, although in reality Russia is actually in 4th place, as Germany is allowed to store only one-third of its reserves at home. In fairness it should be noted that China has not provided updated data on its gold reserves since 2009, when it officially possessed 1,054 tons. According to some estimates, Chinese reserves may have tripled since than.
Monetary gold in Bank of Russia reserves since 1995, in millions US$. Source: CBR.RU

The year 2014 brought Wall Street yet another unpleasant surprise. Russia emerged as the world’s second biggest gold producer, surpassed only by China. China and Russia’s global leadership in gold mining enables them to create their own currency and trading systems, built on a solid foundation of gold, which will be used by the BRICS countries as a universal unit of account and as a fixed measure of cost.
Faced with the prospect of having to grapple with a powerful Russian-Chinese gold alliance soon that will call into question the dollar’s future as global reserve currency, the United States has begun to employ all its traditional punitive measures against a country that has dared to challenge America’s financial clout in the world. Ignore all the blather about “democratic values” – these measures are nothing but a way to force Russia to sell gold.
The Russian people have heard Washington’s ultimatum and understand it perfectly: the US has imposed sanctions in order to oust the legitimate and democratically elected government in Moscow. But not surprisingly, the sanctions levied by the US against the Russian public – at great cost to the EU – have had the opposite effect. Russians have rallied around their nation’s leader, and China and Russia are now closer than ever before. The foreign policy of dictatorship of unmitigated arrogance, so fecklessly conducted by Washington, has had the expected consequences. By habitually and universally replacing the force of law with the right of force, the US has bungled away all of the political capital and credibility it had previously earned among the Russian and Chinese public.
It is China’s support of Russia’s position that is neutralizing all of Washington’s attempts to lean on Moscow. Even if Russia is forced to sell gold, it will sell it … to China, meaning that it will remain within the “gold alliance.” It is noteworthy that President Xi Jinping’s September visit to the US has not led to any substantial agreements. China is well aware that if Washington is able to sever the alliance between Russia and China, the first action of a Russia’s hypothetic pro-US government would be putting an energy garrote on China’s neck. Wall Street needs to colonize Russia first in order to subsequently colonize China. China’s leaders understand this very well. Incidentally, the same fate awaits Europe, which is yet another geopolitical competitor of the US. However, unlike Beijing, Europe’s leaders have not yet figured this out.
It is important to keep in mind that the dollar’s attacks on gold end always end the same way – in a painful knockout for the dollar. There have been no exceptions to this rule throughout monetary history. Nor will there be this time. Hence the well-known market rule: “Any maximum of the gold price is not the last one.” It would be naive to believe that this golden rule is unknown to that grandmaster of patience, Vladimir Putin, and to Xi Jinping. By systematically increasing their gold reserves, Russia and China are relentlessly moving forward to strip the US dollar of its status as a global reserve currency.