Saturday, October 19, 2019

Going Theory: Cave-Dweller in Afghanistan, 19 Friends Mastermind Devastating Attack on US

by Pepe Escobar, Russia Insider:

Afghanistan was bombed and invaded because of 9/11. I was there from the start, even before 9/11. On August 20, 2001, I interviewed commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the “Lion of the Panjshir,” who told me about an “unholy alliance” of the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the ISI (Pakistani intel).

Back in Peshawar, I learned that something really big was coming: my article was published by Asia Times on August 30. Commander Massoud was killed on September 9: I received a terse email from a Panjshir source, only stating, “the commander has been shot.” Two days later, 9/11 happened.

MSM Declares War On Independent Media – NBC Targets ‘The Epoch Times’ Who Has ‘Biggest Social Media Following Of Any News Outlet’

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

NBC News has been working for months, if not longer, on a hit piece against the website The Epoch Times, an independent media outlet that NBC describes as “By the numbers, there is no bigger advocate of President Donald Trump on Facebook,” stating in their  sub-header “The Epoch Times now wields one of the biggest social media followings of any news outlet.”

Between the sub-header and the very first sentence of their hit piece, we see the motive behind NBC News’ desire to discredit the Epoch Times, but looking further into the piece, specifically the second and third paragraphs, we see why they chose The Epoch Timesto start their campaign to destroy Independent Media.

Philadelphia is Using a Sonic Weapon on Kids — To Keep them Out of Parks

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

The Philadelphia government is reportedly using sonic weapons on it own citizens, youth and young adults, to keep them out of public parks after hours. We at TFTP were initially caught off guard with the news of compliance weapons usually reserved for riot control being used on kids. Admittedly, we believed it was fake news. Unfortunately, after further investigation, it is no laughing matter and is the first such torture device we are aware of regularly being used on young people in the U.S.

The device we learned is called “The Mosquito” and is installed in at least 30 city parks throughout Philadelphia. The Mosquito isn’t new and was covered by the NY Times in 2005which describes the implement:

Pelosi and McConnell Crank Up NATO Madness

by Norman Solomon, Consortium News:

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell teamed up to invite NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint session of Congress, they had every reason to expect the April 3 speech to be a big hit with U.S. media and political elites. The establishment is eager to affirm the sanctity of support for the transatlantic military alliance.

Huge reverence for NATO is matched by how dangerous NATO has become. NATO’s continual expansion — all the way to Russia’s borders — has significantly increased the chances that the world’s two nuclear superpowers will get into direct military conflict.

YouTube Censors Tim Pool Video on Project Veritas’ Pinterest Exposé

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

YouTube took down a video from independent journalist Tim Pool discussing Project Veritas’ recent interview with an insider at social media platform Pinterest, who exposed anti-Christian bias at the company.

Pool said that unlike other video takedowns, YouTube tried to remove his video quietly, without notifying him.

The journalist shared an image showing that there was no explanation for the video’s removal. Pool says this is unusual, even for the Google-owned YouTube.

US prosecutors say Epstein sought to pay off potential witnesses

from Press TV:

Jailed US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, the financier charged with child sex trafficking in a case that led to the resignation of the US labor secretary, made payments to two potential witnesses seeking to influence them in the case against him late last year, US prosecutors say.

Federal prosecutors in New York City said in a court filing Friday that they had obtained financial records showing Epstein wired $350,000 to the two co-conspirators who were not named.

In their court filing, prosecutors labeled Epstein a “serial sexual predator” and argued he should remain behind bars until his trial.