Saturday, 16 December 2017

Stephen Cohen blasts mainstream media lies

Stephen Cohen blasts mainstream media lies on Russia and Trump “collusion” (Video)

Mainstream media is criminalizing better relations with Russia.



Scholar and Russia expert Stephen Cohen tells Tucker Carlson that media malpractice and an obsession alleged to a hysterical “Russia collusion scandal” has demonized any attempt by the United States to work with Russia.


Listen to Tucker call the Washington Post, “The Jeff Bezos Washington Post”…





Tales of the New Cold War: As Russiagate crumbles, Russia strengthens





Erdogan at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Turkish President Erdogan Gives History Lesson On Israel At Emergency Meeting Of The OIC





Turkish President Erdogan hosted an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, known as the OIC, in Istanbul. The summit brought together leaders from the 57-member states and was in direct response to President Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. The Turkish president, along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the OIC secretary general, delivered strong statements opposing the decision. Mr. Abbas said the U.S. was no longer an "honest broker of peace" because of this action. The Arabic name for Jerusalem, Al-Quds, was said throughout this 35-minute event.

Covert Intelligence Intercepts of Radical Islamic "Chatter" Calling for Attacks on CHURCHES and SHOPPING MALLS on Christmas Eve and day

ISIS has called for terror attacks on churches over Christmas




Sometimes I have to pinch myself these days and ask myself if I have joined the ranks of the Right.

Hopefully, the answer is a resounding NO, and is more a case that the faux-Left with its 'humanitarian' wars is no longer “progressive”

The “Left” tells us that there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism or even Islamic fundamentalism. In fact they are willing to shut you down double-quick if you even suggest as much.

The Right says all Islam is evil and the problems lie in a “clash of fundamentalisms” in which America is definitely the good guy (at last potentially.

My view, I think, is a realistic one and says that both sides are absolutely wrong.

What is the truth?

America and its allies have been actively bombing Muslim countries for almost 20 years (and destabilising them for much longer than that).

What's our oil doing under their sand?

With each drone that kills an Afghan wedding party there are more converts for terror attacks against the West.

Western actions over a whole generation have created the karma of Islamic terrorism.

The liberal Left lives a Lie by denying both the cause of the problem as well as even the existence of Islamic terrorism. To mention it is to upset “moderate” Muslims which goes against the politically correct nonsense of multiculturalism.

A poison that has been created by the West has been perpetuated by the ongoing wars against Muslims and the denial of the very real problem.

So despite the obnoxious aspect many of the attitudes of the Right so much of what they are saying is correct – at least partially – relative to the Big Lie of the neo-cons and the liberal Left. As I have pointed out in the past a “Left” that is not anti-imperialist and in fact justifies war and instead throws out identity politics as a sop to the “progressives” is a fake Left.

What Hal Turner says could, of course,be fake (not knowingly so, in my humble opinion). But then, it could be a timely warning.

Only time will tell.

---SMR

P.S. Having once produced the terrorists the western politically-correct attitude if pussyfooting around is nonsensical.

The only approach is that of Vladimir Putin.





This site was ATTACKED last night, offline for ten hours as I began to reveal Covert Intelligence Intercepts of Radical Islamic "Chatter" Calling for Attacks on CHURCHES and SHOPPING MALLS on Christmas Eve and day!

13 December, 2017


Shortly after my weekly talk-radio show began airing last night at 9:00 PM eastern US time, I began to address covert intelligence gathered by my former colleagues in the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.  Almost immediately upon commencing that talk, my web site came under Distributed Denial of Service Attack, which took FIVE load-balanced servers offline.
My tech guys began looking-into it about 9:45 PM last night and the attack was not mitigated until 8:06 AM this morning.  Below is a link to the audio archive of my radio show, which aired in its entirety despite the web site being taken offline.  It is FREE for all to hear, and there's plenty to listen to: 
Intercepted radical Islamic "chatter" is calling for armed attacks upon CHURCHES beginning Christmas Eve and continuing into Christmas day, in retaliation for President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Further, some of the "chatter" has come from people believed to be GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES such as Pakistan and Turkey - directly communicating attack instructions including against SHOPPING MALLS on the day after Christmas, when people are exchanging gifts!!!!!
Worse: The "chatter" specifically includes talk of targeting "small to medium size towns" for such attacks because the thinking in the radical Islamic element is that smaller local police departments will become immediately overwhelmed and unable to stop what's being done!
Intercepted communications included talk of mass shootings, suicide bombings and fire bombings of churches on Christmas Eve during Midnight Mass, continuing in other churches on Christmas day, and in shopping malls the day after Christmas.
So incensed are these people that they are mobilizing all the crazed adherents they can for an apparent all-out assault against us here in the United States.
Thinking inside our government is to keep this information compartmentalized and secret because revealing it may cause the public to panic.  I disagree.
I say we in the public have a right to know if we're in danger so we can make mature, informed choices about how we go about our affairs. 
I also personally believe the reason my site was attacked when my show began to reveal this information was BECAUSE government wants it kept quiet.  Maybe I'm paranoid, but the attack was timed a little to conveniently given the subject matter.  
This information is for you to make wise, mature, responsible choices, and NOT to go off, half-cocked, and do anything rash or unlawful to anyone or anything. Also, there is no need whatsoever to panic.  We have the means to defend ourselves and our way of life, and we are allowed to do so if we are attacked.   Remember, we're the Good Guys. (Continued below ad)

Here is the audio archive of my talk radio show from last night (Wednesday, December 13, 2017) as it aired on WBCQ 7490-AM worldwide shortwave.
The show aired in its entirety and was not stopped by the attack against this web site.

Listen to podcast HERE


Islamic State Threatens U.S.: ‘We Will Burn You with the Flames of War’



15 December, 2017

Islamic State terrorists have threatened to attack the United States with “showers of bullets and explosive vehicles” in a series of online propaganda posters depicting New York’s Police Commissioner James O’Neill as a prisoner in an orange outfit kneeling before a terrorist, among other mocked-up images.

In the poster showing O’Neill, ISIS warns, “We will do more ops in your land, until the final hour and we will burn you with the flames of war which you started in Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and Afghan. Just you wait. We are waiting too.”
ISIS’s image is titled, “A Message Signed in Blood to the Nation of the Cross.”
The SITE Intelligence Group highlighted the poster after a failed New York City terrorist attack attempted by an ISIS-inspired alleged jihadist from Bangladesh, Akayed Ullah, who entered the United States in 2011 courtesy of chain migration.
Another propaganda image, titled “ISIS in Manhattan,” shows a terrorist with his boot on Trump’s head with the caption, “Wait for us. The vanguards of the conquerors are coming to you with showers of bullets and fires of the explosive vehicles.”
A third poster appears to have surfaced as a response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The recognition of your dog ‘Trump’ [of] Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, will make us recognize explosives as the capital of your country,” states the poster, which features a picture of a bomb and Times Square.

'We will burn you with the flames of war': ISIS threatens to attack US with 'showers of bullets and explosive vehicles' in posters showing NYPD commissioner kneeling before jihadist


According to SITE, which monitors jihadi activity online, the posters are the latest in a wave of online threats issued against the United States in recent weeks.
A pro-ISIS media outlet reportedly released the images.
On Thursday, SITE reported, “Islamic State (IS) supporters continue to threaten holiday attacks in the West, with one using an image of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to warn New York City.”


U.S. officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have warned that ISIS remains a significant threat despite the losses it has suffered in Iraq and Syria.
Days before the attempted terrorist attack during morning rush hour in New York City on Monday, Robin Taylor, a top intelligence official at the DHS, told a Senate panel:
We assess there is currently an elevated threat of HVE [homegrown violent extremist] lone offender attacks by ISIS sympathizers, which is especially concerning because mobilized lone offenders present law enforcement with limited opportunities to detect and disrupt their plots.

The alleged jihadist behind the failed NYC attack reportedly attended a terror-linked mosque in Brooklyn. Bangladesh authorities believe he was radicalized in New York.
During a recent House panel hearing, DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke cautioned that there has already been an “uptick” in ISIS-linked attempts to carry out external operations against the United States stemming from the increased pressure American troops are placing on the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria.


Sea ice volume in 2017 was record low - censored

CENSORED* | 2017 had less sea ice than 2012 and any year on record

Why Arctic sea ice has to be *censored*

Part one


Part two




For more than a year, global sea ice area has been extremely low.



Arctic Sea Ice daily ammo against Collapse Cultists & Climate Deniers.


Daily volume: 13,029 km³ (4th lowest for the date) Δ +119/day
+1220/week, +3,846/month, +1855/year, +902/5year (+7.4%)
8,518 (–40% 80s), –7,103 (90s), –3,201 (00s), –109 (2010–16)

Daily extent: 11,366,169 km² (2nd lowest for the date) Δ +27k/day
+578k/week, +2,192k/month, +273k/year, –59k/5year (–0.5%)

2017 volume maximum 20,756 km³ on April 18th (*lowest*)
2017 volume minimum 4,539 km³ on September 11th (4th lowest)
2017 extent maximum 13,878,287 km² on March 6th (*lowest*)
2017 extent minimum 4,472,225 km² on September 9th (6th lowest)

However, the above daily numbers carry a taste of ��. If you don’t want to cherry–pick your data to make a point, you may want to look at the latest, updated, running annual average. The ice, after all, has to be out there and survive those waves 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Annual volume: 12,815 km³ (*record* low) Δ +5.1/day
+35.1/week, +130/month, –891/year, –736/5year (–5.4%)
Annual extent: 9,951,840 km² (2nd lowest) Δ +0.75k/day
+8k/week, +53k/month, +221k/year, –16k/5year (–0.2%)


Source: JAXA / PIOMAS (app estimate) for December 15th 2017.

X22 Report on politics and geopolitics

The Move From The West To The East Is Almost Complete, Be Prepared For The Next Phase



X22 Report

Canada home values decline as household debt binge hits a new high, doesn’t look good.Initial jobless claims drop to there lowest level. US retail sales surge, the government just forgot to mention something very important.

The service industry declines. Janet Yellen believes the market is not overvalued and she sees no warning signs.

China has just completed its 4th dry run of the petro yuan. FCC votes to repeal net neutrality. Nikki Haley uses fake evidence to convince the world that Iran is behind the problem in Yemen.

Syria reopens border with Lebanon.US and Russian jets have a close incident which the media is spinning to make it seem like Russia was the cause.

Funding for the Syrian opposition has come to and end. Slowly but surely the support for all these groups in Syria is coming to an end. The cabal is ready and prepared to push their agenda, get ready for extreme chaos.



Outrage on the West Bank


ISRAELI INFILTRATORS ATTACK PALESTINIAN RALLY IN WEST BANK (VIDEOS)


15 December, 2017

Israeli officers dressed as Palestinians infiltrated a rally in the West Bank and then opened fire with pistols and through smoke grenades at the protesters.

On Wednesday, a Palestinian rally against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital took place near the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. According to conflicting reports, between 150 and 400 people took place in the event.
Palestinians were protesting near the Beit El military checkpoint when several men among them revealed them as members of Israeli forces.

They pulled out pistols, thrown smoke grenades and captured at least 3 Palestinian protesters that had been throwing stones at Israeli security forces.

6.5 quake in Indonesia

It's the third major quake in 48 hours and it's a near miss for active volcano Mount Agung in Indonesia as Pacific ring of fire remains very active


USGS
14 December,21017


It's the third major quake in less than 48 hours as a new coronal hole faced the Earth on the Sun's atmosphere two days ago, Big Wobble readers know how solar storms influence our planet.

Solar wind flowing from the indicated coronal hole, see below will reach Earth on Dec. 16th, meaning a major quake watch has been busy for the last couple of days, ( this is the third major quakes in the last two days and just as the other two, today's was expected, see here.

Today's major quake occurred once again along the Pacific Ring Of Fire and very close to the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali which has been erupting since September.

As the solar wind impacts our planet tomorrow the major quake watch will end.

SDO

Today's quake was the 9th major quakes of a busy December and the year total to 110 which is easily the quietest year this century for major quakes.

Update

A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian capital Jakarta and other cities on the country's most populous island of Java, killing an unknown number of people.

There were reports of collapsed buildings and authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline after the quake struck.

People ran out of buildings in panic in many areas and Indonesian television showed heavy traffic on roads as people left coastal areas.

Deaths were reported, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

He could not immediately provide details on how many had been killed.
There were also reports that buildings had collapsed in the city of Tasikmalaya in western Java and in several other districts.

Mr Nugroho said strong tremors were felt for about 20 seconds in the capital of Jakarta and in cities and villages in western and central Java.

The US Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.5 and was about 56 miles deep and located inland.

Indonesian authorities reported a quake of similar magnitude offshore of Java.

Indonesia sits on the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


ISIS' weapons: From conspiracy theory to conspiracy FACT


Weapons Went From The CIA To ISIS In Less Than Two Months


15 December, 2017


  • Mainstream media in 2013: "Conspiracy Theorists!" 
  • Mainstream media in 2017: "ISIS Got a Powerful Missile the CIA Bought!" 
Years late to the party, mainstream media outlets like USA Today, Reuters, and Buzzfeed are just out with "breaking" and "exclusive" stories detailing how a vast arsenal of weapons sent to Syria by the CIA in cooperation with US allies fuelled the rapid growth of ISIS. Buzzfeed's story entitled, Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria, begins by referencing "a new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group."


The original study that Buzzfeed and other media are referencing comes from a UK-based independent weapons research organization called Conflict Armament Research (CAR) which has had a team of weapons and munitions experts on the ground in the Middle East for years examining arms and equipment recovered from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Using serial numbers, crate shipping markings, and all available forensics data, the CAR experts began finding that as early as 2013 to 2014 much of the Islamic State's advanced weapons systems as well as small arms were clearly sourced to the United States and the West.


Supplies of materiel into the Syrian conflict from foreign parties - notably the United States and Saudi Arabia - have indirectly allowed IS to obtain substantial quantities of anti-armor ammunition,” states the CAR report. “These weapons include anti-tank guided weapons and several varieties of rocket with tandem warheads, which are designed to defeat modern reactive armor.”



A PG-9 missile modified to fit a Model 2 recoilless launcher system. Produced in 2016 in Romania, exported to the United States and documented in Mosul in September 2017. Source: Conflict Armament Research



The study further reveals that in one notable instance, a weapons shipment of advanced missile systems switched hands from US intelligence to "moderate" Syrian groups to ISIS in only a two month time period. Though the report is now evoking shock and confusion among pundits, the same weapons research group has actually published similar findings and conclusions going years back into the Syrian conflict. 


For example, a previous 2014 Conflict Armament Research report found that Balkan origin anti-tank rockets recovered from ISIS fighters appeared identical to those shipped in 2013 to Syrian rebel forces as part of a CIA program.


And CAR's damning publications presenting such inconvenient empirical data have been consistent for years, yet were largely ignored and suppressed by analysts and mainstream media who were too busy cheerleading US support for Syrian "rebels" cast as romantic revolutionaries in their struggle to topple Assad and his secular nationalist government. Of course, it's an old story if you've been reading Zero Hedge or the profusion of independent outlets that have long reported the truth about the covert "dirty war" in Syria since nearly the beginning. 


Even though it's now suddenly acceptable and fashionable to admit - as does one recent BBC headline ("The Jihadis You Pay For") - that the US and Saudi covert program in Syria fuelled the rise of ISIS and various other al-Qaeda linked terror groups, it must be remembered that only a short time ago the mainstream media openly mocked analysts and writers who dared make the connection between the West's massive covert Syrian rebel aid programs and the al-Qaeda insurgents who so clearly benefited.


When news of the 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency report  broke, which described what it called a "Salafist principality" or "an Islamic State" as a strategic asset or buffer in Syria that could be used by the Western coalition "in order to isolate the Syrian regime", American media outlets dismissed what was labelled a "conspiracy theory" at the time in spite of the hard evidence of a US military intelligence report being made available.


The Daily Beast for example mocked what it called "The ISIS Conspiracy Theory that Ate the Web" - describing those analyzing the Pentagon intelligence document as far-right and far-left loons. This occurred even as the document was taken very seriously and analyzed in-depth by some of the world's foremost Middle East experts and investigative journalists in foreign outlets like the London Review of BooksThe GuardianDer Spiegal , as well as RT and Al Jazeera.



Daily Beast fail from 2015



And yet now once again "conspiracy theory" has been confirmed as "conspiracy fact": Conflict Armament Research's new report out this week is the result of a three-year ground investigation which compiled findings from 40,000 military items recovered from ISIS between the years 2014 and 2017. Its conclusions are scientific, exhaustive, and irrefutable.



International weapon supplies to factions in the Syrian conflict have significantly augmented the quantity and quality of weapons available to IS forces. Read more here.

International weapon supplies to factions in the Syrian conflict have significantly augmented the quantity and quality of weapons available to IS forces. Read more here

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The extensive report confirms what former MI6 spy and British diplomat Alastair Crooke once stated - that the CIA established the basis of a “jihadi Wal-Mart” of sorts - to which ISIS had immediate and easy access. Crooke noted that the weapons program was set up with "plausible deniability" in mind, which would allow its American intelligence sponsors to be shielded from any potential future legal prosecution or public embarrassment. Crooke noted in a 2015 BBC interview that, “The West does not actually hand the weapons to al-Qaida, let alone to ISIS…, but the system they’ve constructed leads precisely to that end.”


This is what enables BuzzfeedUSA Today, and others to report the bombshell findings yet continue to soft peddle the significance by emphasizing things like "weaknesses in oversight and regulation" while also highlighting the "accidental" nature of US-supplied missiles "ending up" in the hands of ISIS terrorists. 
Buzzfeed's coverage of the CAR weapons report is summarized in the article introduction:







A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 — highlighting weaknesses in the oversight and regulation of America’s covert arms programs, according to information published Thursday by an arms monitoring group called Conflict Armament Research (CAR).
Though the report says the missile was purchased by the US Army using a contractor, BuzzFeed News has learned that the real customer appears to have been the CIA.It was part of the spy agency’s top secret operation to arm rebels in Syria to fight the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The missile ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Iraq, according to the report.
The CIA declined to comment on the Obama-era program to back Syrian rebels, which was canceled by President Trump in July. The Pentagon did not provide information in time for publication.
The missile is one piece of a critical puzzle that is being solved only now, with ISIS on the run: How did the vast terror group arm its war machine? CAR spent three years tracking ISIS weapons as they were recovered by Iraqi, Syrian, and Kurdish forces — and found that what happened to the missile was no aberration. Indeed, the terror group managed to divert “substantial quantities of anti-armour ammunition” from weapons provided to Syrian opposition forces by the US or Saudi Arabia.



The anti-tank missile recovered from ISIS in February 2016. It originated with the US Army in December 2015. Image source: Conflicts Armament Research, "Weapons of the Islamic State" via Buzzfeed 



But some astute observers might notice the significance of the timeline related to the CIA purchase of one of the anti-tank missiles examined: "A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015." As highlighted previously, the CAR team of experts had already documented the trend of CIA weapons delivered to the Syrian battlefield going to ISIS fighters as early as September of 2014. 


Beyond this 2014 study, a seemingly endless stream of articles going back years published in independent and international media have underscored the reality of ISIS growing and thriving because of Western and Gulf state covert weapons shipments. 


This means that CIA and government analysts knew full well where the weapons were going in real time, yet continued with the program anyway. As former Pentagon intelligence chief Michael Flynn told Al Jazeera's Mehdi Hasan in a stunningly frank summer 2015 interview (significantly before Flynn was part of the Trump campaign), the White House’s sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIS and al-Nusra/HTS) against the Syrian government was most certainly “a willful decision.”

Thus General Flynn in the summer of 2015, speaking as recently retired military intelligence officer, warned in no uncertain terms that US-supplied weapons in Syria were going to ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other jihadists. This was so well known at the time that it could be openly stated by a retired high ranking official an a major international program. Flynn also said something similar to both Seymour Hersh and the New York Times in 2015. 



But what did the CIA and allied intelligence agencies do? They continued arming the jihadist insurgency in Syria in their efforts to oust Assad. This was indeed "a willful decision" as Flynn affirmed and not mere "weaknesses in oversight and regulation" as Buzzfeed would have us believe.