Jonas E. Alexis: Alan Moore, Freemasonry, and Aleister Crowley on Pop Culture.

The Jewish people taken collectively shall be its own Messias. In this new organization of humanity, the sons of Israel, now scattered over the whole surface of the globe, shall everywhere become the ruling element without opposition. Thus shall the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, that, when the Messianic epoch shall have arrived, the Jews will control the wealth of all the nations of the earth. Baruch Levy, one of Karl Marx's correspondents. In the article Nietzshe Goes to Hollywood, we argued that ideas are powerful and can subtly and unsuspectingly spread in many different branches. We also suggested that ideas not only have consequences but the masses can embrace a powerful idea without being aware of what they are doing. The top grossing film in 2008, The Dark Knight, is a classic example. Alan Moore's comic book Batman: The Killing Joke was essential in the making of The Dark Knight. Director Christopher Nolan specifically gave the late Heath Ledger a copy of Moore's The Killing Joke in preparation for the role. In order to understand the Joker, and some of the scenes in the movie and welt-anschaung upon which pop culture is largely based, one would do well to explore the world of Alan Moore himself and Aleister Crowley. Here is how Moore described his writings: I found that I couldn't progress any further with writing by strict rationality. If I wanted to go further with my writing, make it more intense, more powerful, make it say what I wanted to say, I had to take a step beyond technique and rational ideas about writing, into something that was trans-rational if you will. This being magic. Moore goes on to admit: I've done some bits of artwork purely for my own consumption of some of the things that I've seen during magical rituals. Moore continues to say that during his teenage years, he had a brief flirtation with Dennis Wheatley, which he viewed as a heady mixture of Satanism and the super-natural. In a nutshell, Moore found out that during his teenage years, he had a brief flirtation with Dennis Wheatley, which he viewed as a heady mixture of Satanism and the supernatural. In a nutshell, Moore found out that strict rationality and magic do not go together. Rationality, as the ancient Greeks tell us, is reason, logos, order, and harmony. It is part of the governing principle of the universe. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus attributed to a person. This seems to correspond to what the gospel of John is saying. In other words, for Moore magic is trans-rational, which is another way of saying that it is irrational. And it is the realm of the irrational that most of Moore's greatest works came from, and this includes Watchmen, From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and V for Vendetta, which have been translated into major motion pictures.      

Preston James PhD: Snow Job Over The NSA!

Yes, the NSA is trying to pull a Snow-Job on the American people over Edward Snowden. It's time for the NSA to start coming clean and stop their misinformation, deflection ops to neutralize the disclosures of Edward Snowden who turns out to be a stand up man and another American Hero. The flimsy efforts of the NSA to cover up their misbehavior are a disgrace to America and show a total lack of respect for the American People. Yes, but what else is new? As soon as the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) reported that Edward Snowden claimed that the NSA was spying on all normal law abiding Americans with no warrants and then confirmed this, the NSA started up its misinformation Wurlitzer machine, spinning all kinds of psyops and misinformation stories. Instant confirmation for Snowden's story by the CMMM with no doubts expressed. The big mystery here is why for the first time has the CMMM decided to completely accept a whistle blower's story such as Snowden's story rather than playing their usual part to cover up such leaks? Why was Sibel Edwards ignored and so many others? Russel Tice, a great American Hero with tremendous courage and a deep commitment to keep his oath to the Constitution that he was sworn in with, went public back in 2009, but got no front page traction. Sibel Edward's story was pure dynamite but was strongly suppressed. Her testimony alone in a suitable grand jury could have eventually put away numerous USG officials and Congress folks for long stints in a federal prison for misprision of felonies, terrorism, mass murder, obstruction of justice, RICO, sedition and treason. Sibel Edwards is one of the greatest American heroes to ever live, and is of the quality of Gweneth Todd, who some believe single handedly stopped another Mideast Invasion that could have started a nuclear WW3. More on this instant confirmation of the CMMM later, but suffice it to say this suggests a significant shift in the power base inside the deepest control elements inside the beltway and the Secret Shadow Government (SSG). Some say that it is because the top MJ-12 boys are reaching the end and being pushed aside, with their personal powers waning by the day. Caught with their pants down, shifting blame becomes the NSA's game and they throw up a big Snow Job or smokescreen for cover and to project blame. Once this story broke as was automatically confirmed by the CMMM, the NSA began its work to dispense a big Snow Job to deceive we the people, and shift blame for their crimes to Snowden.

Veterans Today: VA Processes Nearly All Disability Claims Pending Over 2 Years!

Over 65,000 Claims Eliminated from the Backlog in 2 Months. Washington, The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that as result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have waited a year or longer, more than 65,000 claims, or 97 percent of all claims over two years old in the inventory, have been eliminated from the backlog. Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) staff will now focus their efforts on completing the disability claims of Veterans who have been waiting over one year for a decision, while completing the final batch of oldest claims in progress. Over the past two months, VA has been dedicated to providing earned benefits to the Veterans who have waited the longest, said VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. Thanks to our hard working VBA employees, we have completed nearly all claims that have been pending two years or longer. We've made great progress, but know much works remains to be done to eliminate the backlog in 2015. The success of this phase of the effort was due in part to the implementation of mandatory overtime for the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) claims processing staff, as well as the dedicated support of physicians from the Veterans Health Administration (VBA), who expedited exams to provide medical evidence needed to rate these pending claims, said Under Secretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey. The remaining two year old claims will be finalized in the coming days, except for those that are outstanding due to unique circumstances, such as the unavailability of a claimant for a needed medical exam, military service, vacation, or travel overseas. In May, VA announced that it was mandating overtime for claims processors in its 56 regional benefits offices to increase production of compensation claims decisions, which will continue through the end of FY 2011, and has reduced the number of claims in the VA backlog, claims pending over 125 days, by 10 percent since the initiative began. Under this initiative, VA claims raters may make final or provisional decisions on the oldest claims in the inventory, which will allow Veterans to begin collecting compensation benefits more quickly, if eligible. Veterans are able to submit additional evidence for consideration a full year after the provisional rating before VA issues a final decision. If no further evidence is received within that year, VBA will inform Veterans that their ratings are final, and provide information on the standard appeals process, which can be found at http://www. bva.va.gov/. If a Veteran disagrees with a final decision and chooses to appeal, the appeal is entered into the appellate processing system, and is not reflected in the claims inventory.        


Turkey Delivered Chem Weapons to Syrian Rebels

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin said chemical laboratories in Iraq are producing chemical weapons for the terrorists in Syria, confirming a detailed report by the FNA last month which said former Ba’ath regime officials are involved in the production and procurement of such weapons to the Syrian terrorists. 
“We know that Opposition Fighters were detained on Turkish territory with chemical weapons,” Mr. Putin told a press conference in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland after meeting the leaders of the industrialized nations in a G8 Summit.
“We have information out of Iraq that a laboratory was discovered there for the production of chemical weapons by the opposition. All this evidence needs to be studied most seriously,” he continued.
Putin questioned the credibility of allegations by the US, UK and France that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces had used chemical weapons, and attributed equivalent horrors to the forces supported by the West.
Early last month, informed sources told FNA that the innocent people killed in the Khan al-Assal area of rural Aleppo in Northwestern Syria were the victims of the chemical weapons supplied to the terrorists by a Saddam-era General working under head of the now outlawed Ba’ath party Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
“The chemical weapons used in the attack on Khan al-Assal area had been prepared by former Iraqi Military Industries Brigadier General Adnan al-Dulaimi and supplied to Ba’ath-affiliated terrorists of the Nusra Front in Aleppo through Turkey’s cooperation and via the Turkish town of Antakya in Hatay Province,” an informed source, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of his life, told FNA on April 6.
The source who has been an aide to Izzat Ibrahim – the most senior member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle who is still on the run and heads the outlawed Ba’ath party after the apprehension and execution of Iraq’s former Dictator Saddam Hussein – defected from the group a few months ago, but holds substantiating documents on Izzat Ibrahim’s plans.
Gen. Adnan al-Dulaimi was a key man in Saddam’s chemical weapons production projects. After the fall of the dictator and when the Ba’ath party was divided into the two branches of Yunes al-Ahmad and Izzat Ibrahim, he joined the latter group and was deployed in Northwestern Iraq, which is a bastion of Ba’ath terrorists, to produce chemical substances.
“The 80mm mortar shells which landed in Khan al-Assal and killed dozens of people were armed with the latest product of Dulaimi’s hidden laboratories sent to the Nusra members for testing,” the source added.
“Also at his order, several former Iraqi military industries engineers trained the Syrian terrorists on how to use these chemical weapons,” the source said, adding that all plans in this connection were prepared by Adnan al-Dulaimi and staged after the approval of Izzat Ibrahim.
The chemical mortar shells, which the source said were fired at Khan al-Assal from the Nusra-ruled Kafr Dael in Northwestern Aleppo, contained a chemical substance very familiar to the Iraqi Ba’ath party leaders, Sarin nerve gas. Adnan Dulaimi and his Ba’athist colleagues in Iraq’s military industries mass-produced the same lethal gas and used it in vast areas against the Iranian troops in the 1980-1988 war and eventually killed thousands of people in the Kurdish town of Halabcheh with the same chemical agent.
UN human rights investigators announced just a few hours ago that they have testimony indicating Syrian rebels have used Sarin gas. Interviews with victims and doctors have provided “strong, concrete suspicions” that rebels used the deadly nerve agent, according to a lead investigator, who also stressed that there’s no evidence yet that the Syrian military used Sarin.
“Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of Sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated,” member of the UN independent commission of inquiry on Syria Carla Del Ponte said in an interview with Swiss-Italian television.
“This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities,” she added, speaking in Italian.
The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, Del Ponte said.
The chemical attack on Khan al-Assal came after a video footage posted on the internet late in January showed that the armed militants in Syria possessed canisters containing chemical substances.
The foreign-sponsored militants had earlier released footage in which rabbits were killed by inhaling poisonous gas.

Gordon Duff: We Got The Message, Hastings Boston Brakes Killing a Warning?

Imagine a new E Class Mercedes exploding in flames, burning to a cinder. 220 km/hr crashes on the Autobahn are often survived, certainly without a fire. There is a reason to own a Mercedes, in normal circumstances the chances of dying in one are quite remote unless you are Lady Di or heir to the presidency of Syria or, just perhaps, wrote a scathing expose that dismembered part one of the greatest drug empires of all time. Yes, you got Michael Hastings. We are warned. Lots of journalists are killed each year. Veterans Today loses its share, perhaps a bit more. For those who didn't watch the entire video, go back. Catch the last few seconds. I was flabbergasted. Those of us who have been there and done that, and come back with more than the T Shirt say goodbye to one of ours. RIP Michael from g and the gang at VT. Boston Brakes Assassination Technique becomes big Problem Solver. I had never heard of Boston Brakes until two days ago. I had been on the Kevin Barrett radio show yesterday, discussing, among other things, the endless ways to gain control of an aircraft and plow it into a building, something I had been briefed on by my Air Force buddies. There are a dozen ways to gain control of a plane, in fact, the more fly by wire a plane is, the more ways to control it remotely. Now I am told the same thing works for cars, not exactly the same but close enough. Nothing particularly clever is required, especially when the plane is capable of landing itself or, with a bit of hacking, making an inconvenient stop in the side of a building. I am told this game started with the CIA back in Boston, not with planes but cars. Car wrecks were mechanically staged, using the Boston Brakes method, not always fatal, but always a good way of communicating to someone stuck at 200 mph and fudging her blood test to show she was double drunk has been done countless times. It isn't just that crash that makes it Boston Brakes, but the speedometer stuck at some outrageous speed and the blood alcohol level, always from a sample that is mysteriously misplaced later. Oh, and I almost forgot, no skidmarks, something accident investigators only see at suicides or murder. Remember, always no skidmarks. The trail that led me to look into Boston Brakes involved the suicide in 2003 of Dr. David Kelly, a suicide now ruled a murder. Kelly was believed to have killed himself, because he had been attacked in the press by Prime Minister Tony Blair. Kelly, a prominent weapons scientist had claimed, as we all know today, that Tony Blair had falsified intelligence to force Britain into what Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called the illegal invasion of Iraq.   

Moti Nissani, Ph.D: A Bird's Eye View of Contrived Terror!

Part I. Scope, Aims, and a Preview of a Five Part Essay. A global economic system erected on inhuman and predatory values, where a few possess more wealth than the billions of hungry put together, will end, but the end will be painful and bloody. Prof. Mujahid Kamran, 2011. Summary: This first posting introduces a five part essay on faked terror, provides the rationale for the holistic orientation of this pentalogy, and previews forthcoming Parts II-V. Hassan al Sabbah, a brilliant Iranian polymath and tactician, was the founder of the Order of the Assassins. This Shia Order flourished for about 200 years, mostly in Iran and Syria, starting in the late 11th century. The Order delivered tangible assassination threats, placing a dagger on a target's bed to rulers contemplating pogroms and persecutions of Shia Muslims. If the threats were ignored, the target was killed. Al Sabbah's strategy of asymmetrical warfare was astoundingly effective, minimizing bloodshed and bringing to heel such figures as the Sultan Salah A'din. The connection between this strategy and the bogus war on terror will be explored in Part V. Aims and Scope of this five part essay. Dissident discourses, for the most part, analyze single incidents, or a group of incidents, in the political, economic, military, or environmental sphere. Hourly, the banking Syndicate controlling the western world and its colonies goes on committing unimaginable robberies, murders, and assaults on civil liberties and the biosphere. And so dissident writers, myself included, react in shocked surprise, dissect each and every outrage, often furnishing near conclusive evidence of the Syndicate's heartlessness and culpability. Such indictments reinforce the worldview that western governments and their colonies are nothing more than puppets of a criminal syndicate, bankers for short, counteract cradle to grave indoctrination, and help recruit needed coverts to the view that we live in an upside down world. Such exposures must be complemented by a broader view. The present five part essay takes such a broader view of the political landscape, thereby helping: Conclusively show that 21st century terror is traceable, for the most part, to the Syndicate acting in part through its principal outpost in Washington DC, London, and Jerusalem, Convince us that we live in an upside down world, Reverse our expectations, we will be shocked and surprised if the Syndicate, just once, serves the interests of humanity as a whole, not even when it doesn't. Divert our precious resources from the Syndicate's daily crimes to the question and actions whose importance supersedes all others: How can we save humanity and remove this Syndicate from power? 


Jim Fetzer: NSA: Behind the Edward Snowden smoke screen!

The threats under surveillance by the NSA are not posed by domestic terrorists, who would undermine national security but by veterans, patriots, constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters, 9/11 Truthers and others who pose a threat to the imposition of martial law by the national security state, Jim Fetzer. The head of the NSA before Congress. The real purpose of this massive surveillance is that all that stands behind the DHS and the imposition of a fascistic military/police state is 100,000,000 armed Americans.. This sweeping and detailed spy op is intended to identify which of those would be willing to stand up and place their lives in jeopardy for the sake of freedom and democracy. At last count, the number was 8,000,000. This is serious stuff and the DHS isn't taking any chances. Most Americans and others worldwide naively assume that the National Security Agency (NSA) scandal represents an excess of zeal in attempting to track down domestic terrorists who want to attack targets in America. What they do not appreciate is: (a) that terrorist activity in the US is virtually non existent, as a recent report by a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Intelligence has officially confirmed. (b) that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has has been faking attacks such as Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing, to create the false impression that the threat is real, since otherwise no one would believe it: where (c) the real purpose of this massive surveillance is to identify Americans who would have the courage and resolution to oppose the complete transformation of America into a fascistic military police state, which is in the offing. Fear and Fusion in America. A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Intelligence released a report on 3 October 2012, in which it explained that, after surveying 680 fusion center reports from 2009-2010, it had discovered that there were no indications of any terrorist activity: NONE, ZIlCH. This information, however, has been bottled up by the mainstream press, where neither I nor anyone else I know has heard anything from NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX or even PBS about this rather stunning development. After all, if the public knew, it might be wary of spending billions on unnecessary anti terrorist enterprises. Fraud and Fakery in Terrorism. As a form of compensation and to maintain the illusion that terrorism is a real problem about which you can read on the front page, the DHS has organized and conducted a series of drills that went live, which was precisely as planned, mot recently in Sandy Hook and at the Boston marathon. These were staged events whose participants included many who were naive about them but also actual actors.

Xavier Lerma: Putin, The Middle East's New Sheriff. Putin throws down Obama!

Not so fast Mr. Hope and Change. Haven't you heard? There's a new Sheriff in town in the Middle East. President Putin reminded Barry that he's in charge. He already reminded Netanyahu recently after Israel fired into Damascus in early May. Afterward, Bibi sang a different tune. Putin's talent as a Judo expert is always useful in these situations. When Obama was continually arming Syrian rebels, declaring no fly zones and moving his Marines into Jordan, Putin took quick action. Obama sang a different tune as well, and even said, and finally we compared notes on President Putin's expertise in Judo and my declining skills in basketball. The following video is in English and Russian: The weak eyed Obama went on further to say, And we both agreed as you get older, it takes more time to recover. He unbelievably even talked about the removal of the Jackson Vanik Act. Obama nervously looked over his notes, as Putin spoke clearly from his memory and intelligence. At meetings and Obama then went on to try and slap a handshake. It was met with President Putin's stone hand, which withered Obama's smile away. Putin's firm grip declared who's top dog in this world. Obama got the message. Russia has a naval base in Tartus, and Russia's fleet is continually growing in the Mediterranean. I'm sure all the loose change and hope fell out of Mr. Hope and Change during one of Putin's judo throws. Obama has now become aware of Putin's arms race. While Obama was having his many expensive vacations, Putin had no choice but to increase military spending to halt US aggression. A Russian military having already an edge over the US as seen in this video. The US is broke and Russia is the world's largest oil producer, with a growing economy. Russia is not backing down, and they have China to back them up. Who will back the US? Tiny Britain? Americans are turning gay, and Russian men are looking more like the Klitchko brothers. The US is the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, while Christianity triumphs in Russia. No ACLU in Russia suing Christians to be sure. The largest country in the world shows only contempt at the US Bomb & Missile Diplomacy. The western media will warp the truth as usual. They will not show the entire video of Putin and Obama, fearing that Americans will see things as they are and wise up. No mention of Christianity under attack in the Middle East and North Africa. Loud music and commanding voices will tell American citizens what to think and whom to hate, as they become mesmerized by their idiot boxes. Little is mentioned of Christians or priests murdered in Syria, or the Christian Bishops that were kidnapped.   

Gordon Duff: Doomsday Weapons To Syria: Putin!

Russian Advanced Weapons for Syria: Unrevealed Secrets of Vladimir Putin's Recent Visit to London. Thermobaric barrage seen for the first time. We had reported earlier that when the Israelis used an American made mini-nuke bunker buster in the Damascus attack that they had crossed Russia 'quiet red line' of using a tactical nuke against an non attacking opponent. This not only forced them to move Syrian air space defenses to block additional Israeli attacks, but also get fully deployed when the calls from the Israeli Lobby shills like John McQaeda McCain and Lindsy Graham for a no fly zone, which none of our military thinks is a smart idea, the wrong fight, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. With the Russian navy back in the Mediterranean and the Israelis threatening to attack their air defense systems to protect their defensive deployment. Unsaid has been that any pre-emptive attack on the Russians would be dealt with in a full response so that the attacking party could then explain to it's citizens once again why Syria was worth the devastation. NATO is a hollow shell, that could not fight its way out of a paper bag. America is expected to do most everything and of course pay for it. And if someone on our side makes an aggressive move, I expect to see a quick response. We would do the same. But no one is threatening us. We and our proxies are the threatening parties here, taking us to war inch by inch, thinking they will be able to pull some incident out of the hat to make it all look like we were attacked and then responded. No one will believe that, because it will not be true. And if the Saudis and Gulf States think they are going to move armor into Syria and not pay a price for it. I suspect they will be getting an education the hard way. Jim W. Dean. The following report comes to us from intelligence sources that have been able to confirm some of the legend behind the story. If this is true, and we have confirmed that the S 300 missile defense system has been, for some weeks now, in the hands of the Syrian military, despite denials by the pop culture press, Putin has made an interesting and very necessary move. Now, reports indicate that the S 300 missile defense system has been, for some weeks now, in the hands of the Syrian military despite denials by the pop culture press, Putin has made an interesting and very necessary move. Now, reports indicate that the S 400 system is either inside Syria now or in the process of delivery. There are no confirmations. The S 400 system has a range of over 400 miles and is considered more than a decade ahead of the most advanced US counterpart.


Jim Fetzer: Washington is Insane, Paul Craig Roberts!

The data about Assad's use of chemical weapons is fabricated by the same facility that made up the lies about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Obama is walking George W. Bush's path. Here in America, no one will ever hear straight talk like this from the US presstitutes. Orwellian double speak is now the language of the United States government. Aleksey Pushkov. Chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee. In the 21st century the two hundred year old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don't even influence, much less control the government. As far as Washington is concerned, the people are nothing but chaff in the wind. Polls demonstrate that 65% of the US population opposes US intervention in Syria. Despite this clear indication of the people's will, the Obama regime is ramping up a propaganda case for more arming of Washington's mercenaries sent to overthrow the secular Syrian government and for a no-fly zone over Syria, which, if Libya is the example, means US or NATO aircraft attacking the Syrian army on the ground, thus serving as the air force of Washington's imported mercenaries, euphemistically called the Syrian rebels. The Red Line: Washington declared some time ago that the red line that would bring Syria under Washington's military attack was the Assad government's military attack was the Assad government's use of chemical weapons of mass destruction against Washington's mercenaries. Once this announcement was made, everyone with a brain immediately knew that Washington would fabricate false intelligence that Assad had used chemical weapons, just as Washington presented to the United Nations the intentional lie via Secretary of State Colin Powell that Saddam Hussein in Iraq had dangerous weapons of mass destruction. Remember National Security Advisor Condi Rice's image of a mushroom cloud over American cities? Propagandistic lies were Washington's orders of the day. And they still are. Now Washington has fabricated the false intelligence, and President Obama has announced it with a straight face, that Syria's Assad has used sarin gas on several occasions, and that between 100 and 150 of his own people, a euphemism for the US supplied foreign mercenaries, have been killed by the weapon of mass destruction. Think about that for a minute!

Allen L. Roland: PRISM NSA's Privatized Retrieval and Information Spectrum Manipulation.

So now it's common knowledge that America has built a massive full spectrum privatized information retrieval apparatus (PRISM) which becomes fully operational this fall, and confirms that we are now living in Orwell's invasive Oceania, where technology is being consciously used to manipulate the public as well as crush human liberty and deny our privacy. All of this is preparation for the fast approaching New World Order: Once we roared like lions for liberty and now we bleat like sheep for security. Coming face to face with PRISM, is like the cave men in Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey experiencing the dark monolith, which looks purposely similar to an Apple I phone 5, and the first realization that they are being monitored by a technology far more powerful than themselves which, like the party members in Orwell's Oceania, they will eventually learn to love in their servitude. In the June 16, 2013 issue of Information Clearing House, JP Higgs shares that the Associated Press dropped a bombshell report that claims the NSA's secret Internet spy program Prism, is just a small part of a much more expansive and intrusive digital spying effort. According to the AP, the NSA copies ALL INTERNET traffic in and out of the United States for analysis by hoovering all data that passes through fiber lines. Tapping into those cables allows the NSA access to monitor emails, telephone calls, video chats, websites, bank transactions and more. It takes powerful computers to decrypt, store and analyze all this information, but the information is all there, zipping by at the speed of light, AP reports. Prism was originally thought to be a program to force Internet companies to hand over private user data to the government. But it turns out that Prism is actually a filtering tool to make sense of the cacophony of the Internet's raw feed. Prism takes large beams of data and helps the government find discrete, manageable strands of information. It then manages those strands of data by creating dossiers on every Internet user, providing the government with names, addresses, conversation histories and entire archives of email inboxes. And, of course, all this data is collected and kept on innocent people without a warrant or any probable cause. This explosive report comes the same day that the NSA held a classified briefing for members of Congress last Wednesday? Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Spying scandal in the Guardian, reveals that we have just touched the tip of the iceberg. 

Dr.Webster G.Tarpley and Press TV. Snowden, CIA Shill?

 How to identify CIA limited hangout op? The operations of secret intelligence agencies aiming at the manipulation of public opinion generally involve a combination of cynical deception with the pathetic gullibility of the targeted populations. There is ample reason to believe that the case of Edward Joseph Snowden ffits into this pattern. We are likely dealing here with a limited hangout operation, in which carefully selected and falsified documents and other materials are deliberately revealed by an insider, who pretends to be a fugitive rebelling against the excesses of some oppressive or dangerous government agency. But the revelations turn out to have been prepared with a view to shaping the public consciousness in a way which is advantageous to the intelligence agency involved. At the same time, gullible young people can be duped into supporting a personality cult of the leaker, more commonly referred to as a "whistle-blower". A further variation on the theme on the theme can be the attempt of the sponsoring intelligence agency to introduce their chosen conduit, now posing as a defector, into the intelligence apparatus of a targeted foreign government. In this case, the leaker or whistle-blower attains the status of a triple agent. Any attempt to educate public opinion about the dynamics of limited hangout operations inevitably collides with the residue left in the minds of millions by recent successful examples of this technique. It will be hard for many to understand Snowden, precisely because they will insist on seeing him as the latest courageous example in a line of development, which includes Daniel Ellsberg and Julian Assange, both still viewed by large swaths of naive opinion as authentic challengers of oppressive government. This is because the landmark limited hangout operation at the beginning of the current post-Cold War era was that of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers, which laid the groundwork for the CIA's Watergate attack on the Nixon administration, and more broadly, on the office of the presidency itself. More recently, we have had the case of Assange and Wikileaks. Using these two cases primarily, we can develop a simple typology of the limited hangout operation which can be of significant value to those striving to avoid the role of useful idiots amidst the current cascade of whistle blowers and limited hangout artists. In this analysis, we should also recall that limited hangouts have been around for a very long time. In 1620, Fra Paolo Sarpi, the dominant figure of the Venetian intelligence establishment of his time, advised the Venetian senate that the best way to defeat anti-Venitian propaganda was indirectly was indirectly.       


Veterans Today: IDF Veterans Received Extra Benefits at Expense of US Veterans!

US Taxpayers fund billions in defense for Israel, indirectly helping IDF soldiers, while US soldiers get jacked at home! Per the Jerusalem Post today, anyone who enlisted in the IDF or did civilian service will get preferred treatment in employment, higher education, buying land and other areas, according to a bill by coalition chairman Yariv Levin that was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday. This important bill gives those who serve the appreciation they deserve, Levin said. I am determined to promote this legislation until it becomes law. Here in the US, our Veterans have to suffer from years of cut benefits, poor administration from the VA, and mediocre sub standard re-training and job support from the US Congress. All of this while our US Taxpayers continue to fund this far away country that provides NO benefits for us here in the USA, to the tune of billions of dollars in aid each year for more than 60 years! In short, we are indirectly funding IDF soldier benefits while we deny benefits to our own soldiers, says Tom Johnson from Hire Veterans .com, America's most important job board for US Military Veterans. Meanwhile, back in the "Holy Land", Israeli Arab advocacy groups accused the bill and the government of racism. According to Levin's bill, those who served the country can be preferred in hiring practices, receive higher salaries and get better services without it being considered discrimination. In addition, those who serve will be preferred in receiving dormitory rooms in universities and in purchasing land, and there will be affirmative action for them to work in civil service positions. The purpose of this bill, is to ensure that whoever contributes to the country, will get the rights he deserves, Levin wrote in the bill's explanatory portion. The coalition chairman explained that there is growing inequality in the burden of national service, and that there is growing inequality in the burden of national service, and that there are groups of people who intentionally avoid serving and show disloyalty to the country and a lack of commitment to defend its existence. At the same time, Levin wrote, the State of Israel sanctified the principle of absolute equal rights, preventing any preference of those who served the country and sacrificed for it. In addition, there are laws that favor population groups that do not serve. We have reached an absurd situation in which young people who do not serve in the army enter institutes of higher education at age 18, enjoy preference in dorms, and finish their degrees at age 21, and are even preferred in getting jobs. At the same time, those who served in the IDF or national service reach university at later ages and without funds, have to rent apartments because there is no room in the dormitories, and then find themselves discriminated against in finding civil service jobs, Levin wrote.  

Sartre Batr: United Stasi of America through the Echelon Prism!

Signals collection has a long secretive and enigmatic history. The very definition of espionage implies spying, most closely associated with foreign sources. Since the Echelon network, the unified function of data retrieval became a given during the cold war. With the revelation of Prism, advances in sophisticated electronic devices and software algorithms provide a major leap. The article, Is PRISM the US version of Echelon? sums up the evolution. With this kind of setup and ambition to capture and evaluate private conversations, well, not so private now, makes Echelon that much more believable, and that PRISM is a reflection of the infamous project, but focused solely on the US. Bank-watch takes a sanguine attitude towards Why Prism? Echelon has been around since 1948, supported by US, UK, Canada, Australia. At the same time, the publication references the capacities of the original analogue technology. The ECHELON system is fairly simple in design. Position intercept stations all over the world to capture all satellite, microwave, cellular and fiber optic communications traffic, and then process this information through the massive computer capabilities of the NSA, including advanced voice recognition and optical character recognition and optical (OCR) programs, and look for code words or phrases, known as the ECHELON Dictionary, that will prompt the computers to flag the message for recording and transcribing for future analysis. Intelligence analysts at each of the respective listening stations maintain separate keyword lists for them to analyze any conversation or document flagged by the system, which is then forwarded to the respective intelligence agency headquarters that requested the intercept.This machinery of electronic snooping has no instinctive restraint on the subject or content, when the technocratic engineers are left to design the next level of the All Seeing Eye. The notion that the Prism program is shocking certainly does not conform to the even increasing capacity of surveillance society, that has already discarded the presumption of privacy. The Wall Street Journal forecasts the total integration of data because Technology Emboldened the NSA, to capture all that is digital. At a 2009 conference on so called cloud computing, an NSA official said the agency was developing a new system by linking its various databases, and using Hadoop software to analyze them, according to comments reported by the trade publication Information Week.

By Richard Hart Sinnreich (USA) from Oriental Review!

After resisting for more than two years hawkish political pressures to intervene militarily in Syria's bitter civil war, the Obama administration apparently has decided that now's the time. On Friday, news agencies reported that the US will begin supplying small arms and ammunition to the Syrian opposition. When, how much, and precisely to whom remains at this point unspecified. If the reports are true, we're about to undertake a new military commitment in a very murky conflict, a commitment strongly opposed by most Americans. Even those urging it most stridently can't even begin to predict the consequences. It's worth asking, why now? The nominal answer, according to reports, is that the White House has concluded that the Syrian government has indeed used chemical weapons on a small scale, thus breaching the no-chemicals red line declared by President Obama last August. The evidence underwriting that conclusion is equivocal at best, based almost entirely on opposition claims and medical examinations of alleged victims. Even then, US intelligence sources count fewer than 200 possible chemical casualties, this, from what would be a strategically moronic exercise for which no one, including the opposition itself, has been able to suggest a militarily defensible purpose. Instead, the real incentive for the administration to intervene now probably reflects other much less humanitarian pressures. Perhaps the most immediate are concerns that the military momentum has begun to shift in the Syrian government's favor. During the past few weeks, reinforced by fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah, government forces have recaptured the town of Qusair near the Lebanese border, begun clearing the provinces of Homs and Hama, and now threaten Aleppo, Syria's largest city and the rebellion's center of gravity. In a briefing Monday for foreign journalists, Israel's minister for international affairs, strategy, and intelligence bluntly conceded that Assad might not just survive, but even regain territories from the rebels. Although his remarks were publicly disavowed by other Israeli officials, many quietly agree. Still anther pressure on the White House is new criticism from nominal presidential allies. Joining Sen. John McCain, by far the most vocal promoter of US military intervention, at a closed to the press event Tuesday that leaked almost immediately, former President Bill Clinton suggested that Mr. Obama would be a total fool to allow public opinion to deter him from intervening on behalf of the rebels. If he refused to act because there was a poll in the morning paper, that said 80 percent of Americans were against it, he reportedly declared, he'd look like a total wuss, this from the fellow who, when he was on the hot seat, allegedly consulted public opinion polls
before deciding what to eat for breakfast.  


Greg Guma: The History of America's Secret Wars:

Corporate espionage and the Outsourcing of National Security. This text is excerpted from Big Lies: How Our Corporate Overlords, Politicians and Media Establishment Warp Reality and Undermine Democracy. When NATO's US and British troops in Macedonia began evacuating Albanian rebels in June 2001, officials claimed that they were merely trying to help Europe avert a devastating civil war. Most media dutifully repeated this spin as fact. But the explanation only made sense if you ignored a troublesome contradiction, namely US support for both the Macedonian Armed Forces and the Albanians fighting them. Beyond that, there was a decade of confused and manipulative Western policies, climaxing with NATO bombing and the imposition of peace through aggression in Kosovo. Together, these moves effectively destabilized the region. In Macedonia, the main cut out spook speak for intermediary was Military Professional Resources, Inc. (MPRI), then a major private military company (PMC) whose Macedonian field commander was a former US general with strong ties to Kosovo Liberation Army Commander Agim Ceku and Macedonian General Jovan Andrejevski. MPRI and other PMCs that have succeeded it received much of their funding from the US State Department, Pentagon, and CIA. For example, MPRI trained and equipped the Bosnian Croat Muslim Federation Army with a large State Department contract. Over the years, the company claimed to have helped Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, and Macedonia, inn effect, arming and training all parties. In 2000, it pulled in at least $70 million from its global operations. Working closely with the Pentagon, MPRI also arranged for the Kosovo Liberation Army's (KLA) training and weapons in the run up to the war on Yugoslavia, Later, the same firm channeled token military aid to the Macedonian army, new US weapons to the rebels, and military intelligence to both sides. Actually, it was a standard procedure, applied with great success in the Middle East for decades: Keep warring parties from overwhelming one another and you strengthen the bargaining power of the puppeteer behind the scenes. Better yet, combine this with disinformation, that is, tell the public one thing while doing the opposite. It's not a question of allies and enemies. Those designations can change for any number od reasons. In 1999, ethnic Albanians were victims and freedom fighters. In 2001, they were officially a threat. Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Laden were just three of the friends turned pariahs who learned that lesson.

Roi Tov, columnist: $100 Million and 4 Guns!

Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land, Jeremiah 1:14. Hebrew mita'am literally means from flavor. It denotes a messenger, someone who is flavored with content given by someone else. A recurrent problem with Hebrew media is that it is flavored, it is conscripted journalism conveying the messages sent by the State. On June 2013, a media report on four guns stolen from a military base provided an awesome example of that. Golani Junction Upwards to Tiberias, Leftwards to Rosh Pina, The Route 66 Encyclopedia. Why the jugular is so far from the heart? Golani Museum Next to the Parking lot in the photo map above, IDF Soldiers Desert Mt. Hermon Stronghold IDF Commando Filmed Crapping on Friend's Head Faith in the Fog of War. Latrun Junction is Israel's jugular. In the 1948 War, it was the scene of a major victory of the Arab Legion against the IDF. Since then, it is a traumatic spot, see Reviving Burma Road. Capture it and you cut the link between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In its relentless preparations for war, Israel is upgrading the site now, adding tunnels, traffic lines, and a fast railway, see German Machine, Russian Workers and Israel's Largest Nuclear Shelter. Far from there, and in an unlikely place, is Israel's heart. A secondary junction that during a conventional war becomes the key point for the military, Golani Junction connects Haifa and the Coastal Plain with the Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights. Due to my past, I am stepping on very thin legal ice here. Let me emphasize that most persons passing through the site will be capable to make remarks at the level I will present here. Why Latrun is a vein, while Golani is the heart? It is impossible to ignore three very large military bases sitting next to this junction. Even if one doesn't recognize the function of the funky structures, the main gates are marked with clear signs disclosing their function. Regular military bases, but of overwhelming extension. Many air camouflaged, low structures of one of them can be seen for miles next to the road. Allow me to stop here. During a conventional war, the IDF must use this junction for moving reserves and equipment to the frontline. Block it, and the Golan Heights would return to Syria in less than 24 hours. Thus, it is not surprising that the site is facing an upgrade, the junction is nowadays in the process of becoming an interchange, a related work is the widening of the roads beyond the interchange area.

ED MATTSON: SARCOMAS and hope for veterans exposed to Agent Orange and DU!

My recent articles relating to potential life improvement solutions for diseases related to Agent Orange (AO) and Depleted Uranium cook-off particulates (DU), has resulted in a large number of inquiries from Veterans and others, who have been receiving treatment for their particular treatment for their particular illnesses from the VA Hospital, but have been fighting, some for decades, to get recognition for disability compensation. Anyone who has loved one struggling with a life threatening disease, has observed the financial consequences with which families are burdened, often resulting in financial ruin and bankruptcy. My own personal experience in watching my wife battle 5 different cancers for more than 15 years, has raised awareness to the situation many cannot comprehend. For the Vietnam Veteran who has faced a myriad of illnesses and decades of treatment, to be denied some degree of disability compensation while dealing with the physical and mental stress of endless treatments, to be denied some degree of disability compensation while dealing with the physical and mental stress of endless treatments, is not only heartless, but beyond comprehension for those of us fortunate enough to have come through the Vietnam era unscathed. With the forthcoming tidal wave of claims that will inevitably be made by the Afghan-Iraq Veterans who have been subject to DU cook off, an already over taxed government healthcare system, with hundreds of thousands of claims in process, we could well be witnessing a system on the verge of collapse. Often cancer treatments require surgical procedures before systemic chemotherapy. When our all-volunteer military showed up for duty, it was as if they had signed a blank check that the government was going to cash and spend in any manner they saw fit, including exposing out troops to biological hazards without any advance notice, and without the consent of those being exposed. Providing healthcare for Veterans through the VA upon their return to civilian life, is only addressing a part of the problem. Our returning Veterans need to be transitioned to civilian life, have placement programs or new skill training in place for future employment needs and a workable program to financially assist those who cannot make that transition on their own, because of exposure to environment toxins while on duty. Many will need on going medical treatments for illnesses still being attributed to battlefield toxins like DU, and there may be long term needs for disability compensation, to prevent financial ruin for the whole family. While my primary focus has been on Vietnam Veterans exposed to dioxin from Agent Orange, and the Gulf War Veterans exposed to DU cook-off, this by now means covers the total spectrum of healthcare issues facing our returning Veterans dating back to 1991.


Gilad Atzmon: The Israeli Lab and the Palestinian Guinea Pigs!

The Lab is a new groundbreaking Israeli documentary film that re-defines our entire understanding of the Jewish State, its aims, its identity and its global destructive role. I honestly believe that this film is the deepest and most important commentary on Israel. In The Lab, Director Yotam Feldman exposes the Israeli military industry and its operation, he interviews some major protagonists within Israel's security trade. He elaborates on the role of the industry within the Israeli society and economy, in the last few years, Israeli security exports reached an unprecedented level of $7 billion a year. A full 20% of Israeli exports are military or military related. Approximately 150,000 families in Israel are dependent on that industry, Israel is now the fourth biggest military exporter. In the last decade, every Israeli military operation led to an immediate sharp increase in sales of Israeli military export around the world: weaponry, systems, intelligence, strategies, doctrines, knowledge and experience. Feldman
provides us with a glimpse into a very organized universe. We visit Israeli weapon fairs around the world, but we also see arenas filled to capacity with foreign generals, public officials and diplomats. They are all shopping for Israeli military products. The message is clear, the 7 billion dollars is just part of the story. Israeli military elite is now deeply interwoven with the political and military elite of every country around the globe. This emerging Israeli business buys the Jewish state influence and support. Watch Foreign Generals shopping around: The Lab makes it evidently clear that the Palestinian civilian population in the West Bank and Gaza have become test subjects for Israeli tactics weaponry and fighting philosophy. The destruction of the Palestinians has now been transformed into a very profitable industry. We are dealing here with nothing short of highly calculated murder. Through a set of fascinating interviews, Feldman conveys a very genuine picture of the Israeli death merchants, Feldman  lets them talk, he hardly interferes.They are sharp, they are genuine, they are even funny at times, occasionally witty, and a few of them, might even be charming, if you did not know who they are. But make no mistake, they are sinister, some of them are clearly psychotic, they are mass murderers and they are free. They sell destruction and havoc and do it very successfully. Being myself an Israeli born and raised successful musician and writer, I think I can recognize Israeli dedication , perseverance and creativity when I see it, no matter into what service it is pressed. 

Veterans Today: Kirkpatrick's VA backlog legislation passes House!

In a legislative victory for veterans, Kirkpatrick's VA CORE amendment included in Defense bill. VA CORE amendment included in Defense bill. VA CORE , the bipartisan legislation introduced by US Rep. Ann Kirkpatric , D-Ariz., to help tackle the substantial claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs, today passed the House of Representatives as an amendment to HR 1960, the Department of Defense reauthorization bill. The passage is Kirkpatrick's first legislative victory for veterans during the 113th Congress, building on her veterans related accomplishments from the 111th Congress. She is Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. From the moment I took office, I began hearing from men and women struggling with the VA backlog, and I promised to fight for them, Kirkpatrick said. Today's vote is a victory for veterans across District One, from Casa Grande to the White Mountains, and from Oro Valley to Flagstaff and the Navajo Nation. And it's a victory for veterans everywhere who have sacrificed so much for our country. This is an important step toward eliminating the claims backlog, so veterans can receive the care and resources they deserve. VA CORE is the first successfully passed legislation out of a 10 bill package introduced this spring by members of the Veterans'Affairs Committee to help the Department of Veterans' Affairs Committee to help the Department of Veterans' Affairs accomplish its goal to eliminate the backlog by 2015. The VA Claims, Operations and Records Efficiency amendment directs the Department of Defense to provide the complete service treatment records of veterans to the Department of Veterans Affairs in an efficient, electronic format. Currently, the average veteran waits more than 250 days for a decision on a claim. About 175 days of that time is the VA waiting for the DOD to send the complete records, which DOD currently processes on paper rather than electronically. The VA CORE amendment will: Codify a plan both agencies agreed upon in February, in which Defense begins the immediate transfer of complete and certified service treatment records to VA, and electronic capabilities are in place by the end of 2013. Require the Department of Defense to provide certified, complete and electronic records to the Department of Defense Affairs within 90 days of military discharge or release. The claims backlog is a growing and serious problem. As of March 30, 2013, VA had 885,068 claims pending. Of those, 613,876 claims were pending more than 125 days, at which point they are considered to be backlogged.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: The Globalization OF NATO: Military Doctrine of Global Warfare!

The world is enveloped in a blanket of perpetual conflict. Invasions, occupation, illicit sanctions, and regime change have become currencies and orders of the day. One organization, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is repeatedly, and very controversially, involved in some form or another in many of these conflicts, led by the US and its allies. NATO spawned from the Cold War. Its existence was justified by Washington and Western Bloc politicians as a guarantor against any Soviet and Eastern Bloc invasion of Western Europe, but all along the Alliance served to cement Washington's influence in Europe and continue what was actually Americas post World War II occupation of the European continent. In 1991 the raison detre of the Soviet threat ended with the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War. Nevertheless, NATO remains and continues to alarmingly expand eastward, antagonizing Russia and its ex-Soviet allies. China and Iran are also increasingly monitoring NATOs moves, as it comes into more frequent contact with them. Yugoslavia was a turning point for the Atlantic Alliance and its mandate. The organization moved from the guise of a defensive posture, into an offensive pose under the pretexts of humanitarianism. Starting from Yugoslavia, NATO began its journey towards becoming a global military force. From its wars in the Balkans, it began to broaden its international area of operations outside of the Euro-Atlantic zone into the Caucasus, Central Asia, Est Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian Ocean. It has virtually turned the Mediterranean Sea into a NATO lake with the NATO Mediterranian Sea into a NATO lake with the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, while it seeks to do the same to the Black Sea, and gain a strategic foothold in the Caspian Sea region. The Gulf Security Initiative between NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council seeks to also dominate the Persian Gulf and to hem in Iran. Israel has become a de facto member of the military organization. At the same time, NATO vessels sail the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. These warships are deployed off the coasts of Somalia, Djibouti, and Yemen as part of NATOs objectives to create a naval cordon of the seas, controlling important strategic warterways and maritime transit routes.The Atlantic Alliances ultimately aim is to fix and fasten the American Empire. NATO has clearly played an important role in complementing the US strategy for dominating Eurasia. This includes the encirclement of Russia, China, Iran, and their allies with a military ring subservient to Washington.