Sunday, October 20, 2019

Washington is Wrong Once Again – Kurds Join Assad to Defend Syria

by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:

When President Trump Tweeted last week that “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” adding that the US would be withdrawing from Syria, Washington went into a panic. Suddenly Republicans, Democrats, the media, the think tanks, and the war industry all discovered and quickly became experts on “the Kurds,” who we were told were an “ally” being sent to their slaughter by an ignorant President Trump.

But it was all just another bipartisan ploy to keep the “forever war” gravy train rolling through the Beltway.


from InfoWars:

And MSM wonders why nobody trusts them…

ABC was caught lying to its viewers over the weekend by airing footage claiming to show the “Turkish military bombing Kurd civilians,” when it was actually a clip of the 2017 Knob Creek machine gun night shoot held in West Point, Kentucky.

In a perfect example of why millions of Americans refer to mainstream media as fake news, “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir” broadcast two-year-old footage and told viewers it was a recent video of “atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters.”

The tyranny of the minority: When European elites ignore referendums

from RT:

Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras is jailed for 13 years. The UK is still waiting for Brexit in 2019. The EU has ignored countless referendums. The connection? Governments think they know better than the people.

Spain will no doubt say that the Catalan independence referendum was illegal. They’ll point out that the reason over 92% voted for independence was that the ‘Remain’ side, to use the common parlance, had boycotted the referendum. That doesn’t change the fact that Catalonia has consistently elected pro-independence governments.

Austria’s Central Banks Says More QE is Counterproductive

by Mish Shedlock, The Maven:

Dissent within the ECB over QE is at unprecedented levels and rising. But what does “counterproductive” really mean?

Several members of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council are against the ECB buying more bonds. Add Austrian central bank Governor Robert Holzmann to the list.

Holzmann says Draghi’s QE Policy Is Counterproductive


by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

The fast-deteriorating situation was set in motion last week, when Trump ordered U.S. troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurds as terrorists. Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump’s move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally. Over the past five days, Turkish troops and their allies have pushed their way into northern towns and villages, clashing with the Kurdish fighters over a stretch of 200 kilometers (125 miles). The offensive has displaced at least 130,000 people. On Sunday, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said all American troops will withdraw from northern Syria because of the increasing danger of getting caught in the crossfire.

HUGE! Jim Comey and CIA Asset Joseph Mifsud Were in Australia Just Days Before Papadopoulos-Mifsud Meeting in Rome

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Deep State Spy Joseph Mifsud was used to tie George Papadopoulos to Russia by the Deep State, by the Mueller gang and their mainstream media.  Mifsud also was there when General Flynn was set up in London by Stephan Halper.  He also was close to Hillary and even dined with her in 2016.  Now we know that he also was an author of a Brexit plan endorsed by multiple EU countries.

As we noted in February 2019, candidate Trump’s unpaid volunteer George Papadopoulos was spied on by the Deep State through an individual named Joseph Mifsud.

Live Updates: Activists Protest in Barcelona Amid Court Verdict for Pro-Independence Leaders

from Sputnik News:

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Spain found that nine of the twelve officials, behind the organisation of a referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, were guilty of treason, rebellion, and the misuse of public funds.

Protesters are flooding the streets of Barcelona, Spain, after the country’s top judiciary body delivered a verdict in the case of Catalan pro-independence leaders, tried for their involvement in the Catalonian independence referendum in 2017.

My Socialist Hell: 20 Years of Decay in Venezuela

by Christian K. Caruzo, Breitbart:

CARACAS – Venezuela, my home country, has it all: beautiful and breathtaking landscapes, abundant resources, even unique wonders of nature like the Angel Falls or the Catatumbo Lightning.

Yet if you’ve heard our name in the news recently, it’s as the subject of tragedy: toilet paper shortages, desperate people scavenging through garbage to find food for their families, bread lines, a systemic failure of our public utilities, dogs flayed in broad daylight for meat, corruption, lack of proper medicine and health access, weighing stacks of cash, and so much more.


by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Whether you believe it or not, a global gold rush is imminent! While the American corporate-owned (and state-backed) mainstream media has been completely ignoring it, one country after another has been taking steps to divest themselves of their U.S. dollar.

Examining it more closely, we might even start to connect the dots and conclude that there’s a coordinated effort among these nations to dethrone the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. –James Davis, Future Money Trends

Bravo Donald! A War Washington Might Finally Leave

by David Stockman, Lew Rockwell:

Just when you think the Donald has lost his marbles completely, he pulls a rabbit of rationality out of the hat of Imperial Washington’s Forever Wars madness.

We are referring, of course, to his sensible decision to decline the opportunity to put American soldiers in harms’ way in an impending showdown between Turks and Kurds on the northern border of Syria. To our recollection, that particular tribal enmity has been going on for centuries and needs no help from Washington to fester on for years to come.