Sunday, June 16, 2019

Report: Former Intelligence Operative Is “Picked Up” By The FBI After Warning About A False Flag Terror Attack Inside The United States

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by Alex Thomas, SHTFPlan:

A former military and intelligence operative who has called into The Alex Jones Show on numerous occasions has been picked up by the FBI after his shocking public warning that the United States was about to fall victim to a false flag terror attack, according to a report by Infowars.com.

The caller, identified only as Zach, warned yesterday that the Saudi civil war was about to “spill over” into terror attacks within the United States that would be blamed on Yemeni nationals but actually carried out by deep state agents within the CIA.

“There are going to be attacks, by what will be described as Yemeni nationals in the United States but I’m just going to put this out there, these are CIA operatives, CIA proxies who are rogue at this point because their entire infrastructure has been dissolved by the Trump Administration,” the source warned.

“I’m just going to say it right now, during this week there is an attempt by Yemeni nationals inside the United States… false flag,” he continued after discussing who really launched the ICBM from Yemen.

Sometime after the insider revealed this bombshell information he was apparently picked up by the FBI, despite the fact that he had not revealed any classified information.

In other words, the source was seemingly taken into custody because of his false flag warning.

“We have a source who got picked up by the FBI last night, I know who the source is, and he has actually been in the news before and is a prominent member of the military and intelligence community,” Jones revealed in an update.

“The FBI came and picked him up two hours after he was on as a caller, took him in to a military facility and hes there… hes even still got his phone, they took it away and downloaded it. Took his laptop and home computer. He has a lawyer now. Over what he said on air.”

To recap, a high-level military and intelligence source not only revealed a Saudi connection to the Las Vegas Massacre, he then went on to warn about what he believed to be an upcoming false flag terror attack that would be blamed on the Middle East but actually carried out by the deep state.

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Physicist Stephan Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could Destroy Us

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by Mish Shedlock, MishTalk:

At the opening ceremony of the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday, Stephen Hawking claimed artificial intelligence could be the greatest advance in human history or that it could completely destroy us.

“The rise of AI could be the worst or the best thing that has happened for humanity. AI could develop a will of its own ,” said physicist Stephen Hawking .

“Success in creating effective AI, could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know. So we cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI, or ignored by it and side-lined, or conceivably destroyed by it.”

“Unless we learn how to prepare for, and avoid, the potential risks, AI could be the worst event in the history of our civilization. It brings dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the many. It could bring great disruption to our economy,” Hawking added.

“Perhaps we should all stop for a moment and focus not only on making our AI better and more successful, but also on the benefit of humanity,” Hawking said.

Who Gets to Determine?

Excuse me for asking, but who gets to determine, in advance, what is or what isn’t a “benefit of humanity”?

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The Strange Behavior of Gold Investors from Monday to Thursday

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by Dimitri Speck, Acting Man:

Known and Unknown Anomalies

Readers are undoubtedly aware of one or another stock market anomaly, such as e.g. the frequently observed weakness in stock markets in the summer months, which the well-known saying “sell in May and go away” refers to. Apart from such widely known anomalies, there are many others though, which most investors have never heard of. These anomalies can be particularly interesting and profitable for investors – and there are several in the precious metals sector as well.  Today I am going to introduce one of those to you.

As Donald Rumsfeld, former secretary of defense knew, there are things we know we know, things we know we don’t know, and things we don’t know we don’t know (unfortunately he neglected to consider that there are also things we think we know that just ain’t so, such as “Saddam has WMDs” – but let’s not digress). Anyway, Seasonax knows them all! [PT]

Gold investors dead asleep for days?

To this end we are going to examine the performance of gold and gold stocks broken down by days of the week.

The first chart shows the annualized performance of the gold price in USD terms since 2000 (black bar), as well as the annualized gain generated on individual days of the week (blue bars).

I have measured the returns based on closing prices, thus the performance achieved on Tuesday equals the average percentage change between the close of trading on Monday and the close on Tuesday.

 Gold, performance by days of the week, 2000 to 2017.  Friday stands out markedly
Gold, performance by days of the week, 2000 to 2017.  Friday stands out markedly

As the chart illustrates, one day really stands out: Friday. With an annualized return of 7.50 percent it reflects almost the entire annualized gain of 8.84 percent generated by the gold price over the time period under review.

By contrast, almost nothing noteworthy happened in the gold market from Monday to Tuesday. On Tuesday prices even declined slightly on average.

The difference – which has been measured over a period of no less than 4,585 trading days – is obviously quite significant. This suggests that these patterns are not a coincidence.

Gold investors indeed appear to be mired in deep sleep from Monday to Tuesday, or at the very least they are showing very little enthusiasm on these days.

The days of the week under the magnifying glass

What exactly was the cumulative trend in this pattern over time? The next illustration shows the indexed performance of gold since the turn of the millennium in gold color, as well as that of individual days of the week in other colors.

 Gold, cumulative performance by days of the week, 2000 to 2017, indexed. A steady uptrend was in evidence on Fridays
Gold, cumulative performance by days of the week, 2000 to 2017, indexed. A steady uptrend was in evidence on Fridays

As the chart shows, prices essentially tended to move sideways over the first four days of the week. Only in 2009 did Wednesday (green line) manage to generate a somewhat stronger average return as well.

The gains in the gold price over the entire period of almost 17 years were primarily achieved on Fridays. The blue line depicting the cumulative returns achieved on Friday is in a very steady uptrend. On Friday prices frequently even managed to rise even when the gold price declined overall in the course of the year, such as e.g. in 2014.

In short, Friday is indeed quite an unusual day.

 

The action in gold stocks is even more extreme

Given that Friday appears to hold a special position in the gold market, the question arises whether and to what extent gold stocks are affected by it. After all, the trend in gold stock prices depends on the trend in the gold price.

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Where are Europe’s Fault Lines?

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by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Beneath the surface of modern maps, numerous old fault lines still exist. A political earthquake or two might reveal the fractures for all to see.

Correspondent Mark G. and I have long discussed the potential relevancy of old boundaries, alliances and structures in Europe’s future alignments.Examples include the Holy Roman Empire and the Hanseatic League, among others.

In the long view, Europe has cycled between periods of consolidation and fragmentation for two millennia, starting with the Roman Empire and its dissolution. Various mass movements of tribes/peoples led to new political structures and alliances, and a dizzying range of leaders rose to power and schemed their way through an equally dizzying array of wars, alliances and betrayals.

Regardless of the era or players, security is a permanent priority: this includes defensible borders, alliances to counter potential foes, treaties to end hostilities and whatever is necessary to secure access to resources and trade routes.

When consolidation served these priorities, then fragmented polities either consolidated by choice or by conquest. When smaller polities served these priorities, then imperial structures fragmented into naturally cohesive territories that were unified by language, culture and geography.

Security is also economic, as people support structures that keep their bellies filled and enable social stability and mobility.

For the sake of argument, let’s say that the European Union is the high water mark of consolidation, and the next phase is fragmentation. Where are Europe’s natural fault lines? Much has changed in the past 600 years, but geography hasn’t changed, and that defines some basic security threats.

German Army Prepares For “Break-Up Of European Union” Or Worse

The Germans are making contingency plans for the collapse of Europe

Nation-states may appear permanent, but history suggests nothing is as permanent as we might reckon. Polities that were brought into an Imperial orbit but retained their identity and geographic boundaries may be last one on, first one off.

In other cases, old fault lines were merely blurred rather than erased.

Brexit is a one-off in some regards, but if we add Catalonia, we discern the possibility of reversion to older borders and configurations. Could Italy fragment into three polities, North, Rome and the South? The idea seems absurd, but the history of modern states is based on much older structures–structures that made sense then and might once again make sense.

Insecurity feeds fragmentation. Once borders are no longer secure and social stability and mobility decay, people naturally start looking around for solutions, and configurations based on language, geography and culture start looking attractive if the current arrangement is seen as decreasing security rather than increasing it.

Empires tend to fail when the centers of power become self-absorbed in political struggles while the prosperity and security of the imperial lands decline. If we view the EU as a modern-day iteration of Empire, it’s not terribly surprising that the decay of social stability and mobility are fraying the forces holding the Empire of the willing together.

Here are two maps of the Holy Roman Empire, the first circa 962 AD, and the second circa 1555. It seems the bonds between Eastern and Western Europe aren’t as strong as the forces of geography, language and shared security interests binding the polities within the Western and Eastern blocs.

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Government Watchdog President: Over 1 Million Illegal Aliens Voted For Hillary Clinton

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by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

Government Watchdog Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton recently gave a speech hosted by The Remembrance Project, in which he said that approximately 1.1 million illegal aliens voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election, and this represents a “crisis” for the Republican Party in future elections.

“By my estimation, we had about one and a half million illegal alien votes in the last election, 1.4 million by my guess,” said Fitton, claiming that number falls within the parameters of the zero spouted by Democrats and the 6 million claimed by President Donald Trump.

Fitton also said that among illegal alien voters, roughly 80{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} voted Democrat while 20{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} voted Republican.

“1.1 million by that calculation voted for Hillary Clinton….so we really face a crisis in this regard,” Fitton said.

“It’s one thing to lose your country because you have no borders, it’s another thing to lose your country because you have no vote,” he added.

“If elections are stolen through illegal votes,” Fitton said that policy discussions were pointless.

In a study that came out in June 2017 conducted by Just Facts determined that millions of illegals have been voting over the proceeding election cycles.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.

Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.

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Trump and Russia, the Unasked Questions

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by Gordon Duff, New Eastern Outlook:

Is US President Donald Trump being blackmailed by Russia? This is the real question not just the American public is asking, with Trump’s approval rating hovering near 30{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, but one being asked around the world. To answer this, we need to ask questions no one asks. Why is it the press never seems to ask the really hard questions?

Let’s go back and look at 9/11, just for an example. What if, let’s say, after the attack on Pearl Harbor back in December 1941, the US invaded Canada instead. After all, Canada is closer, has tons of oil, and not so many guns.

If the US did invade Canada and the men who survived Pearl Harbor came home, stories of Japanese planes instead of a mysterious Canadian submarine or such, would there have been an outrage? Would there have been an inquiry? What would have happened to the people who covered it all up and sent America’s military might the wrong way?

Well, this is exactly what happened after 9/ll. Israeli intelligence pumped phony Intel, through their neocon surrogates, into Washington and London, all of it made up, imaginary nuclear programs, imaginary al-Qaeda armies, imaginary training bases around Afghanistan that nobody ever found, and now millions are dead.

Those who told the lies are billionaires many times over with a fully complicit press never having noticed, never asking the question, never peeking behind the curtain.

Let’s go to 2016 and the dossier. Is Trump being blackmailed for being filmed while engaging in disgusting and filthy sex acts, and by filthy, we mean the hotel room would need to be burned out with a flame thrower. Our assessment is “probably” with a very strong leaning toward “absolutely yes.”

This is based on analysis of his behavior before, the real credibility of the dossier, which is high, and how his actual policies have and behavior after assuming the presidency indicate a leader that is being “leveraged” and is compromised.

Here is what we know:

Trump talked about Russia and Syria and how he was going to partner with Russia to fight ISIS. Trump talked about a lot of things, but it was empty talk. Trump’s real policies have been to betray Russia at every turn, as Russian President Vladimir Putin noted recently.

Trump has pushed for renewed sanctions on Russia but more than that, America’s would-be partnership with Russia against ISIS and its sister organizations, began to fall apart even before it was implemented.

Russian military satellite imagery has proven that the US is working hand in hand with ISIS while America’s Kurdish allies have advanced into Syria’s oil rich Deir Ezzor province with no casualties while ISIS units move seamlessly through American/Kurdish lines to attack the Syrian Arab Army.

Then we have Trump’s missile attack on Syria in April 2017, in response to a claimed Sarin gas attack by the Damascus government. All reason would indicate no gas attack happened, film evidence proves that it was staged, eyewitnesses tell of media teams from Reuters and al Jazeera arriving days in advance and staging the event.

What is forgotten is this, not just forgotten but actively covered up by the “fake news” Trump attacks daily, is this:

As early as 1994, Trump was owned by a foreign power. It wasn’t Russia. This is when Trump’s close friend, close but now forgotten, convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, according to court documents filed in New York on April 26, 2017, “fixed” Donald up with a girlfriend.

She was, according to court documents, 13 at the time and, according to her attorney, Thomas Francis Meagher, Trump repeatedly raped her and then threatened to have her entire family killed.

Trump, also according to court documents, bragged of murdering a 12 year old girl named Maria.

In fact, there are nearly as many complaints against Trump as Harvey Weinstein.

Back in 1994, when Epstein and Trump were close friends, Epstein was being “handled” by a known intelligence operative of the State of Israel, daughter of Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Maxwell, born Jan Ludvik Hyman Binyamin Hock, of Orthodox Jewish parents in Czechoslovakia, was accused of aiding Israel in kidnapping whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who exposed Israel’s illegal nuclear weapons program.

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Texas church massacre survivor says there was a shooter “on top of the roof”

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by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

“The shots were coming from on top of the roof they were not coming from anywhere else”

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS (INTELLIHUB) — A woman who survived Sunday’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church where 26 people lost their lives said that her and another survivor “know” that shots were raining down into the room from above and that the shooter was “on the roof.”

“I didn’t just hear them, I saw them, and then people went down.” the woman said in a brief interview with ABC News from the hospital.

According to the witness, the shooter “reloaded” his “shotgun” twice “on top of the roof at the church” before a third volley was fired at churchgoers from inside the room.

“He was on top, that’s how I got shot back here,” the woman explained while pointing toward her shoulderblade. “He was shooting the shots down on the floor in the church and the kids were all scattered on the bottom of the benches. […] The shots were coming from on top of the roof they were not coming from anywhere else.”

The woman then explained in detail how she could hear the shots pass by her ears before visibly seeing the bullets embed into the carpet and wood floor.

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CIA Partisans in Media and on Twitter Furious Over Director Pompeo Meeting with VIPS’ William Binney, Undermining their ‘Russia Hacked the DNC’ Narrative

by Harley Schlanger, Rogue Money:

Since LaRouchePAC promoted VIPS and the Adam Carter/Forensicator findings that the DNC emails could have only been downloaded at flash drive speeds by an insider at the scene, Fox News nightly host Tucker Carlson has had Binney and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) on his program undermining the entire ‘Russians hacked the election’ story. Tucker Carlson’s willingness to cross party lines and question the bipartisan #BlameRussia #BlamePutin narrative for everything has infuriated many ex-spooks and wannabe spooks on Twitter. Last night Carlson repeatedly challenged former DNC consultant turned bestselling book promoter Donna Brazile regarding the failure of the DNC to turn over the servers to the government, never receiving a straight answer from her as to how and why that occurred. Brazile, who had written in her book that she feared for her own life after colleague Seth Rich was gunned down on the streets of D.C., basically hemmed and hawed and dodged the question:

British ‘ex’ GCHQ man Matt Tait, a crony of James Comey’s pal Benjamin Wittes who pushes ridiculous claims of a pro-Trump Republican seeking to recruit him for obtaining Hillary’s 33,000 deleted private server emails from the Russians, has railed against Binney on his Twitter feed. Former CIA agents turned social media starring #NeverTrump ers Ned Price and John Sipher have been apoplectic about Pompeo’s willingness to hear Binney out, denouncing this as a Trumpist corruption of the totally non-partisan intelligence community’s integrity. Nevermind that introducing the Steele dossier into the intel community through Trump hating agency chiefs James Clapper, John Brennan and James Comey in of itself represented a serious, Democratic partisan corrupting of intel collection and analysis. But Sipher in particular has been outspoken in defending the Steele dossier, a trashy piece of oppo research paid for by Hillary Clinton operatives, as a somehow authenticated piece of intelligence (regarding which, now former DNI Clapper would later laughably tell CNN it ‘didn’t matter’ who paid for it, a position that in any other circumstances trained intelligence officers would dismiss as ridiculous).

In typical spook double speak, Sipher also allows in touting the dossier as legit that it may contain FSB/SVR disinformation fed to Christopher Steele’s sources, as the ‘former’ British spy could no longer visit Russia and had to gather his (bogus) intel remotely. In his arrogance, counting on total deference from Democratic partisans with press passes, Sipher doesn’t think anything of admitting that perhaps partisan Trump hating Democrats running DNI, CIA and FBI may have been punked with disinfo by Putin’s security services. Sipher strikes us as a classic, “Heads I win, tails you lose, and I’m always right” personality.

If — as Republican lawmakers like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suspect and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has alleged the ‘dirty dossier’ was used as a basis for obtaining FISA surveillance warrants — then the abuse rises to at least the same level or worse as anything Nixon did in unleashing agencies against domestic political enemies. If Binney’s story is just a crackpot claim — and no one in the cyber security community takes seriously the idea that Crowdstrike lied or more likely, conflated multiple phishing attacks on the DNC that may have happened with an insider leak Democrats fanatically insist did not occur, why their sudden alarm? The question answers itself — these individuals realize deep down if that if NSA/GCHQ had tapped trans-Atlantic (and Internet nodes leading into Russia) cable data to back up their ‘Russian hacking’ claims it could’ve been easily ordered declassified by President Obama on his way out of office. That point was made by Bill Binney from the very beginning of the ‘Russian hacking’ story in 2016. In January 2017 VIPS wrote a letter to the lame duck occupant of the White House urging Obama to do just that, and declassify the evidence.

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From Superpower to Incompetence

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by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Having grown up during the second half of the 20th century, I don’t recognize my country today. I experienced life in a competent country, and now I experience life in an incompetent country.

Everything is incompetent. The police are incompetent. They shoot children, grandmothers, cripples, and claim that they feared for their life.

Washington’s foreign police is incompetent. Washington has alienated the world with its insane illegal attacks on other countries. Today the United States and Israel are the two most distrusted countries on earth and the two countries regarded as the greatest threat to peace.

The military/security complex is incompetent. The national security state is so incompetent that it was unable to block the most humiliating attack in history against a superpower that proved to be entirely helpless as a few people armed with box cutters and an inability to fly an airplane destroyed the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon itself. The military industries have produced at gigantic cost the F-35 that is no match for the Russian fighters or even for the F-15s and F-16s it is supposed to replace.

The media is incompetent. I can’t think of an accurate story that has been reported in the 21st century. There must be one, but it doesn’t come to mind.

The universities are incompetent. Instead of hiring professors to teach the students, the universities hire administrators to regulate them. Instead of professors, there are presidents, vice presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors, provosts, vice provosts, assistant provosts, deans, associate deans, assistant deans. Instead of subject matter there is speech regulation and sensitivity training. Universities spend up to 75{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of their budgets on administrators, many of whom have outsized incomes.

The public schools have been made incompetent by standardized national testing. The purpose of education today is to pass some test. School accreditation and teachers’ pay depend not on developing the creativity or independent thinking of those students capable of it, but on herding them through memory work for a standardized test.

One could go on endlessly.

Instead, I will relate a story of everyday incompetences that have prevented me from writing this week and for a few more days yet.

Recently, while away from my home, a heavy equipment operator working on a nearby construction site managed to drive under power lines with the fork lift raised. Instead of breaking the wire, it snapped the pole in half that conveyed electric power to my house. The power company came out, or, as I suspect, an outsourced contractor, who reestablished power to my home but did not check that the neutral wire was still attached. Consequently for a week or so my house experiened round the clock surges of high voltage that blew out the surge protection, breaker box, and every appliance in the house. Expecting my return, the house was inspected, and the discovery was that there was no power. Back came the power company and discovered that high voltage was feeding into the house and had destroyed everything plugged in.

Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts.org

Could A Commodity Rally Help Spark Silver? – Craig Hemke

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by Craig Hemke, Sprott Money:

While it is widely believed that commodities are one of the few “undervalued” sectors, sustained rallies have been hard to find over the past few years. Could all that be finally beginning to change?

The key to any commodity rally is weakness in the US dollar. Most commodities trade in dollar terms so a rising dollar generally puts pressure on the sector. In contrast, a falling dollar is usually good for the sector. As you can see in the chart below, the general trend since 2015 has been a flat to falling US dollar as measures by the Dollar Index:

It could be argued that the two most globally-important commodities are copper and crude oil. Let’s start with copper where, for the past year or so, we’ve been following a growing bottom and breakout on the chart. Does this look to you like a bear market or a reversal and switch to a new bull market, instead?

And now look at WTI crude oil. Note the similar chart pattern to copper. Could a move into the $60s be construed as a breakout and renewed bull market after a three-year bottoming process?

With dynamic rallies already underway in other commodities such as zinc and palladium, the question becomes…Are we in the early stages of a renewed bull market for commodities, in general? On the chart below of the the Continuous Commodity Index, you can see the possible beginnings of a turnaround.

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