Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Russia Threatens To Fire Back On U.S. Proxies, Special Forces If Fired On Again

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by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:

Even after the apparent cooling of tensions between Russia and the United States in Syria, it seems that the potential for direct military conflict between the two world powers is increasingly likely yet again. As has been typical in the Syrian conflict, the steps toward greater likelihood of confrontation is the result of the U.S. push to provoke Russia and threaten the Syrian military with repercussions for retaking Syrian territory from Daesh.

Ever since the SAA began its campaign to liberate Deir ez-Zour, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a collection of Kurdish and Arab terrorists working under the guise of “moderates,” has been racing toward Deir ez-Zour as well in order to prevent the SAA from retaking the city in full and to prevent the Syrian government from having access to its resources.

Now, as both the Syrian military and Russia attempts to break the back of terrorists in Syria, the U.S.-backed SDF forces have opened artillery fire on both SAA and Russian positions, prompting a warning from Russia itself.

This warning is concerning not simply because the U.S. is openly supporting forces firing on Russian troops but because American troops are embedded with the SDF. Thus, if the Russians fire back on the SDF, there exists the real possibility that there will be an exchange of fire between Russia and the United States.

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the SDF had taken up positions on the eastern banks of the Euphrates alongside U.S. Special Forces. The SDF/USSF twice fired on Syrian/Russian forces.

“A representative of the U.S. military command in Al Udeid (the U.S. operations center in Qatar) was told in no uncertain terms that any attempts to open fire from areas where SDF fighters are located would be quickly shut down,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

“Fire points in those areas will be immediately suppressed with all military means,” he said.

There have been face-to-face meetings held between U.S. and Russian generals, a rare occurrence, most likely as a result of the incident.

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If you thought FEMA camps were bad, now they have FEMA barges

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by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:

Floating FEMA camps have made it to Port Arthur Texas and will house 600 or so displaced residents

PORT ARTHUR, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — Some 600 residents displaced from their homes by Hurricane Harvey’s devastating winds and floodwaters will now have a place to stay among one of two barges brought into the bay by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Each barge can accommodate about 300 people and will serve as a tempory residence until they manage to get back on their feet.

“This is hard enough,” Gwendolyn Donahue told KTIV reporter Jacque Masse. “But at this moment right now, now you talkin’ about putting me on a barge?”

Donahue said that she is “not a fish” and knows “nothing about living on a boat.”

Three meals a day will be offered on the barges along with laundry facilities and satellite TV, as KTIV reported.

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A2A with John Butler, author of “The Golden Revolution, Revisited”

by Turd Ferguson, TF Metals:

On Wednesday, author John Butler stopped by to discuss his new book, “The Golden Revolution, Revisited“. John has many thoughts on the coming remonetization of gold so you will likely find this discussion to be very informative.

We’ve known John since his first book, “The Golden Revolution”, debuted back in 2012. The five years since have only served to reinforce his ideas and hasten the dawn of a new global financial paradigm, thus this updated and extended release.

Please make the time to give this audio a thorough listen and then do yourself a favor and buy John’s book. After you read it, you should pass it along to a friend or family member that needs some advice, counsel and warning about what almost certainly lies ahead.

TF

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If blueberries were pharmaceuticals, they would be hailed as the greatest “miracle” health breakthrough in the history of medicine

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by Mike Adams, Natural News:

Blueberries are miraculous natural medicine. If they were prescription medications, they would be called a “miracle” health breakthrough and an unprecedented milestone in medical science. Yet you can get them without a prescription, without a visit to the doctor and without “permission” from your health insurance provider.

And unlike toxic prescription medications, blueberries are incredibly delicious. Just be sure to buy organic, since you don’t want to poison your body with toxic pesticides used on non-organic blueberries. (Read Blueberries.news for more coverage of the health benefits of this amazing superfruit…)

As I explain in the studio video below, blueberries provide astonishing health benefits that no drug can match. These benefits include:

  • Provides nutrients such as 36{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K, 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of manganese and 24{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of vitamin C
  • They’re low in cholesterol, low in sodium and low in saturated fat
  • They reduce your risk of heart attacks by 32{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}
  • They’re great for your brain; just 30 ml of juice has been found to improve cognitive function and prevent memory loss
  • Consuming just two servings per week was found to restore brain functionequivalent to being 2 1/2 years younger
  • They support friendly bacteria in your gut
  • They’re also a great source of fiber, which improves digestive health

Watch my full news video for more details:

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“Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste” – And Short AMZN

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by Dave Kranzler, Investment Research Dynamics:

The “crisis” quote above originated with Winston Churchill. Several U.S. politicians have referenced it since then (most recently Rahm Emanuel when he was Obama’s Chief of Staff). I’m sure the Wall Street snake-oil salesmen and economic propagandists are more than happy to attribute the deteriorating economic numbers to the hurricanes that hit Houston and southwestern Florida.

Retail sales for August were released a week ago Friday and showed a 0.2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} decline from July. This is even worse than that headline number implies because July’s nonsensical 0.6{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} increase was revised lower by 50{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} to 0.3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} (and it’s still an over-estimate).

Before you attribute the drop in August retail sales to Hurricane Harvey, consider two things: 1) Wall St was looking for a 0.1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} increase and that consensus estimate would have taken into account any affects on sales in the Houston area in late August; 2) Building materials and supplies should have increased from July as Houston and Florida residents purchased supplies to reinforce residences and businesses. As it turns out, building supplies and material sales declined from July to August, at least according to the Census Bureau’s assessment. Furthermore, online spending dropped 1.1{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Finally, the number vs. July was boosted by gasoline sales, which were said to have risen 2.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. But this is a nominal number (not adjusted by inflation) and higher gasoline prices, i.e. inflation, caused by Harvey are the reason gasoline sales were 2.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} higher in August than July.

Too be sure, the retail sales overall were slightly affected by Harvey. But the back-to-school spending is said to have been unusually weak this year and AMZN’s Prime Day no doubt pulled some August online sales into July. However, back-to-school spending reflects the deteriorating financial condition of the middle class. I have no doubts in making the assertion that the factors listed in the previous paragraph which would have boosted sales in August because of Harvey offset significantly any drop in retail sales in the Houston area during the hurricane.

Note – John Williams published his analysis of retail sales and it agrees with my analysis above (Shadowstats.com): Net of Hurricane Harvey Effects – Headline Economic Numbers Still Were Miserable, Suggestive of Recession – Hurricane Impact on August Activity: Mixed, Probably Net-Neutral for Retail Sales – August Real [inflation-adjusted] Retail Sales Declined by 0.61{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} (-0.61{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}) in the Month, Plunged by 1.24{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} (-1.24{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}).

The Fed Continues To Target Stock Prices. The Dow and the SPX continue to hit new all-time highs every week. At this point there’s no explanation for this other than the fact that, according to the latest Fed data, the Fed’s balance sheet increased by $18 billion two weeks ago. This means that the Fed pushed $18 billion into the banking system, which translates into up $180 billion in total leverage (the reserve ratio on high-powered bank reserves is 10:1).

The good news – for Short Seller’s Journal subscribers – is that, despite this overt market intervention, a large portion of the stocks in the SPX are trading below their 200 dma:

The chart above shows the percentage of stocks in the SPX trading above their 200 dma. In March nearly 80{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the stocks were above the 200 dma. By late August the number was down to 54{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Currently 60{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} are trading above the 200 dma, which means 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} are trading below.

It’s uglier for the entire stock market, as only 43.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the stocks in the NYSE are trading above their 200 dma, which means that 56.5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} are trading below the 200 dma. This explains why neither the Nasdaq nor the Russell 2000 were able to close at new all-time highs.

Without the Fed’s direct support of the stock market, there’s no question in my mind that the stock market would be crashing. Perhaps more frightening is the increasing amount of debt being added throughout the U.S. financial system. The debt ceiling limit was suspended until December. The amount of Treasury debt outstanding jumped over $300 billion to over $20 trillion the day the ceiling was suspended. John Maynard Keynes’ macro economic model was one in which Governments could stimulate economic growth through debt-financed deficit spending. But once the economy was in growth mode, the Government was supposed to operate at a surplus and pay down the debt. Never did Keynes state that it was acceptable to incur deficit spending and debt to infinity, which is the current course of the U.S. Government.

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Harvey and Irma Won’t End Carmageddon

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by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:

GM cuts entire shift at factory for crossovers due to “moderating” sales, layoffs not temporary.

For the first eight months of the year, car sales by GM and Ford plunged 19{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Industry car sales fell 11{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, despite record incentives. Sales of trucks – pickups, SUVs, crossovers, and vans – have been the big hope. Total truck sales are up 3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} for the year, reducing the overall sales decline to 3{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Particularly crossovers have been red-hot. Every manufacturer has jumped into this booming segment. They’ve been the big hope. But now, even that hope is fading.

“Although crossovers now make up a larger share of the automotive industry, overall volumes are moderating,” General Motors told employees in a layoff notice at its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant that makes the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5. These crossover models are among the very vehicles GM is counting on to pull it out of its sales funk.

“We believe the best way to react…is to reduce output,” the statement said.

GM will eliminate an entire overnight shift with about 1,000 workers. Some of the workers might be transferred to the engine or component manufacturing side of the plant, according to the GM spokesman.

The notice was sent on Friday. It was meticulously timed. By the time it was reported by the Wall Street Journal, the markets had already closed and no one was supposed to pay attention any longer.

Already in December 2016, GM announced that it would kick-start 2017 by temporarily closing five assembly plants, temporarily laying off 10,000 workers. But most of those employees were involved in making cars.

What GM told its employees on Friday was different: It would cut an entire shift, it would not be temporary, and the purpose would be to cut production of formerly hot crossovers.

Every automaker is pursuing the hot crossover segment with a vengeance. They’re still selling, but not as well as expected, and demand is “moderating,” as GM put it, and now overcapacity is setting in, the bane in auto manufacturing. It has been hounding plants that make cars. But now the problem is spreading the plants that make crossovers.

In June, GM already announced that it would extend its normal summer shutdown at some plants in the US.

Ford, just days ago, announced that it would idle three plants in the US and two in Mexico that employ tens of thousands of people. The shutdowns will range from one to three weeks. But they build mostly cars, whose sales have crashed as consumer went for crossovers and SUVs, presumably.

“We are continuing to match production with consumer demand, as we always do,” Ford said in a statement, which is the same lingo it always uses during these occasions.

Given that the shutdown of the Ford plants impacts car production, they’re still clinging to the script that car sales have crashed, while SUVs and crossovers are barely hanging on.

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it would shut down its plant in Windsor, Ontario, for five weeks starting in October, to “balance production” of two minivans. It has already eliminated two car lines and no longer manufactures cars in the US. It has been the hardest-hit among US brands, with car sales down 22{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} this year, truck sales down 5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, and total sales down 7.7{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. Only Hyundai (-12.7{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}) and Kia (-8.4{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}) have booked larger drops.

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Spain In Crisis: Catalan Police Reject Madrid Takeover, Vow To “Resist

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from ZeroHedge:

Spain found itself on the verge of a full-blown sovereign crisis on Saturday, after the “rebel region” of Catalonia rejected giving more control to the central government in defiance of authorities in Madrid who are trying to suppress an independence referendum on Oct. 1.

As tensions rise ahead of the planned Catalan referendum on October 1, and as Madrid’s crackdown on separatist passions took a turn for the bizarre overnight when as we reported Spain’s plan to send boatloads of military police to Catalonia to halt the referendum backfired with dockers in two ports staging a boycott and refused access, on Saturday Spain’s Public Prosecutor’s Office told Catalan Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero that his officers must now obey orders from a senior state-appointed police coordinator, Spanish news agency EFE reported on Saturday.

The Catalan Police, however, disagreed and as Bloomberg reports, the SAP union – the largest trade group for the 17,000-member Catalan Police, known as Mossos d’Esquadra – said it would resist hours after prosecutors Saturday ordered that it accept central-government coordination. The rejection echoed comments by Catalan separatist authorities.

“We don’t accept this interference of the state, jumping over all existing coordination mechanisms,” the region’s Interior Department chief Joaquim Forn said in brief televised comments. “The Mossos won’t renounce exercising their functions in loyalty to the Catalan people.”

The Mossos are one of the symbols of Catalonia’s autonomy and for many Catalans the prosecutor’s decision may be reminiscent of the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship of Francisco Franco, when the Mossos were abolished.

In a joint press conference today with the Catalan home affairs minister Joaquim Forn and the Mossos chief Josep Lluís Trapero, Forn said that the move by Spain was “unacceptable”.

“We denounce the Spanish government’s will of seizing the Mossos, as they did with Catalonia’s finances” Forn said adding that that “the Catalan government does not accept this interference, it bypasses all the institutions that the current legal framework already has in place to guarantee the security of Catalonia.” Additionally, Trapero expressed his intention to not accept the measure, which he described as “interference by the state”, and also warned that “it skips over all the bodies of the legal framework to coordinate the security of Catalonia”.

  Catalan minister Joaquim Forn (L) with Mossos chief Josep Lluís Trapero
Catalan minister Joaquim Forn (L) with Mossos chief Josep Lluís Trapero

Catalan minister Joaquim Forn (L) with Mossos chief Josep Lluís Trapero

Earlier on Saturday, El Pais reported that Civil Guard Colonel Diego Perez de los Cobos, chief of staff of the Interior Ministry’s security department, was named by a prosecutor to coordinate the efforts of the Civil Guard, the National Police and the local Mossos.  Spanish media reported unnamed Home Office sources as saying the measure did not mean withdrawing any powers from the Mossos formally, but rather requiring them to submit to a joint coordination operation to stop the Catalan referendum taking place on October 1.

However, shortly after the reshuffling, Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero rejected giving up control to the central government during a meeting with the heads of the other police forces on Saturday, adding that all possible legal challenges would be studied. According to La Vanguardia Trapero “protested at that meeting about the decision to impose central government control” on the regional police force.

Also on Saturday morning, as the police meeting in Barcelona took place, the regional interior minister, Forn, published a defiant message on Twitter: “We will encounter many difficulties. The state wants to take control of our self-government, but they will not stop us! #HelloRepublic”.

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Keiser Report: China Effect on Oil & Bitcoin Markets (E1127)

from RT:

In the second half, Max interviews Chris Blasi of the PMC Ounce. They debate whether or not bitcoin is the new gold. Chris argues only gold is gold but that bitcoin is an interesting new financial asset.

FLASHBACK: Son’s words expose the real agenda being the farce that is Donald Trump’s candidacy

by Ian GreenhalghVeteran’s Today:

The pieces of the puzzle are all falling into place now and we can get a clear picture of just what and whom is behind the election campaign of Donald Trump. We knew Trump was being financed and heavily supported by the Zionists when Sheldon Adelson spoke out in support and gave Trump a huge campaign donation. Now his son has made it even clearer that Trump is working for the Zionists by telling us that it was the Iran nuke deal that spurred his orange buffoon of a father to start his most farcical of presidential candidacies. Israel and the Zionists were absolutely furious when the Iran deal was signed, Netanyahu almost went berserk, spewing all kinds of insane rhetoric.

nable to stop the deal, it now looks like the Zionists are trying to destroy it by injecting Trump into US politics; when Trump says things like “my number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran” he is really saying ‘the number one task I have been given by my Zionist controllers is to act in Israel’s best interests by destroying the Iranian nuke deal’.

Trump needs to end this election campaign not in the oval office, but in a cell along with all the other treasonous servants of Israel such as his financial backer Adelson and Rita Katz, the arch liar of the ISIS war. Hey, here’s a thought – why not make a reality TV show out of it, Trump would love that!

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Arutz Sheva
Trump launched presidential campaign to fight Iran deal

Republican candidate’s son reveals nuke deal was a ‘game-changer’ for him, which made him finally say ‘I’m going to give this a real shot.’

Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who currently is the Republican presidential nominee, decided to launch his campaign due to the controversial Iran nuclear deal sealed last July, according to his son Eric.

“I think, honestly, the Iran nuclear deal was one of the things that made him jump into the race,” Eric Trump told the “Cats Roundtable” radio program on AM 970 in New York on Sunday, reports the Jewish Insider.

“I think that was a game-changer for him,” Trump told the show host John Catsimatidis. “That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to do it. I am going to give this a real shot.’”

Trump has repeatedly condemned US President Barack Obama for signing the nuclear deal, and that condemnation was also heard in his speech on June 16, 2015 kicking off his campaign.

“If he makes that deal, Israel maybe won’t exist very long. We have to protect Israel,” Trump stated then less than a month before the deal was made, noting on Tehran’s open threats to wipe the Jewish state off the map.

The Republican candidate also spoke about the deal in a rally in Wisconsin last month, when he said the Iranians abused US Secretary of State John Kerry “mentally” in the nuclear deal talks, quipping that they treated him “like a child.”

“They took advantage of him like he was a baby,” he added.

Trump also made clear the Iran deal was a key priority of his during a speech at AIPAC in march, when he said, “my number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.”

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State for Obama, has for her part promised to maintain the Iran nuclear deal.

Why is the deal bad?

There has been great criticism over the nuclear deal for a variety of issues, with many noting that a similar deal sealed by former President Bill Clinton with North Korea in 1994 paved the regime’s path to a nuclear arsenal. The country’s first nuclear test took place in 2006.

The deal allows Iran to wait until limitations on its nuclear program expire in 15 years, at which point it could race to building a nuclear arsenal.

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BREAKING: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen to face charges of criminal scientific misconduct

by Vicki Batts, Natural News:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul Thorsen so he can face up to his numerous crimes. In a statement, RFK Jr declared, “World Mercury Project calls upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite Thorsen back to the U.S. to face prosecution. We also call upon Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to retract the Thorsen-affiliated autism research papers that are the fruit of illegally conducted research.”

What has World Mercury Project (WMP) uncovered? In addition to evidence of criminal activity, new findings by WMP show that Thorsen and his team never obtained permission from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to do their studies, published in 2002 by the New England Journal of Medicine and in 2003 by the journal Pediatrics. As WMP explains, this alone detracts from the validity of their research, but to make matters worse, records indicate that the CDC was complicit in covering up this little “mistake.” According to the WMP report, CDC staff realized that no IRB approval had ever been granted for Thorsen’s research, but the error was simply ignored and the studies were never retracted. Freedom of Information Act documents show that supervisors at the CDC looked the other way and actively tried to conceal what transpired.

 The CDC Vaccines-Autism link Coverup Continues!
The CDC Vaccines-Autism link Coverup Continues!

 

As if all that wasn’t bad enough, the story of Poul Thorsen only continues to get even darker. Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted Thorsen on 22 counts of wire fraud and money laundering after he stole over a million dollars in CDC grant money that was supposed to be designated for autism research. WMP explains, “The product of Thorsen’s work for CDC was a series of fraud-tainted articles on Danish autism rates that, today, form the backbone of the popular orthodoxy that vaccines don’t cause autism.”

Natural News founder and leader of CWC Labs Mike Adams has been on Poul Thorsen’s case since 2011; at that time, Adams reported that the DOJ indictment showed Thorsen had submitted over a dozen fraudulent invoices to request “reimbursement” for expenses that didn’t exist. These invoices were given to Aarhus University, where Thorsen was a faculty member. According to Adams, DOJ documents show that hundreds of thousands of dollars from the university were supposed to be transferred to CDC bank accounts. But they weren’t; instead the funds were transferred to a personal bank account belonging to…Poul Thorsen. The documents reportedly show that Thorsen then used the money to “live it up,” if you will; he bought a house, cars, a motorcycle and got multiple cashier’s checks with the wrongfully obtained money. Thorsen should be in prison for the rest of his life; even though the DOJ said in 2011 they had begun extradition proceedings, for some reason he is still a free man. How deep does government corruption actually run?

And as WMP notes, Thorsen’s faulty studies continue to be used to deny any sort of correlation between autism and vaccination to this day.  His research was also used in the NVICP’s “Omnibus Proceeding,” which saw 5000 petitions by families who claimed that their children had developed autism from vaccines end up getting dismissed. WMP estimates that if these cases had been settled in the families’ favor, all the payouts would have amounted to approximately $10 billion — certainly, nothing to sneeze at.

The Health Ranger reported on this six years ago — and things haven’t changed much since that time. Will RFK Jr’s call to action help get the ball rolling, or will the DOJ continue to sit on their hands while this criminal roams free?

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Trump Speech A Goldmine Of Hypocrisy, Propaganda And Outrageous Lies

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by Patrick J McShay, Operation Disclosure:

“If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and the Middle East, but for all mankind”, adding that “the deadline for attaining this goal is extremely close”. – Israeli Prime Minister-Bibi Netanyahu -1996

“If the United States is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to destroy North Korea” – President Donald J. Trump
 

“Trump is hostage to hawkish generals running his administration’s geopolitical agenda. Instead of being a peace and stability President, he’s another in a long line of US warrior presidents- At war in multiple theaters, threatening more conflicts, risking possible nuclear confrontation with North Korea, Russia, and China”. – Stephen Lendman, Journalist

Was Donald Trump’s speech to the UN optimistic realism, Trumpian populism or a just a goldmine of hypocrisy, propaganda and outrageous lies? Trump’s meeting with Bibi Netanyahu yesterday no doubt influenced this jingoistic and threatening speech. It sounded like Bibi wrote it for him. Bibi has been crying wolf about Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program for over 20 years. This kind of speech always worked really well before the advent of the internet. In the past, the mainstream media effectively kept us in the dark about what was really going on in the rest of the world so this kind of speech was readily accepted by the ignorant proles.

Now, with a few clicks of the mouse on a computer, just about everything he said is quickly exposed as no more than ludicrous propaganda and the raving of a clueless madman pushing another country’s agenda. I’m sure this was obvious to everyone in that room. This speech was for the dimwitted Fox News crowd, the NeoCons, and Israeli firsters behind the new $700 billion defense spending bill and the defense contractors who will benefit the most. It was not for a room full of serious foreign diplomats. Rocketman indeed. Republicans will, no doubt, praise the speech. The Democrats can’t be too critical because they are complicit and willing partners in most of these big lies, especially if a war for Israel is the end result. Think 911.

Trump proclaimed, “Terrorists and extremists have spread to every corner of the world and rogue regimes in this body support these networks.” What the President fails to mention is that The US and many of our allies including England, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other NATO countries have been arming and funding a number of terrorist organizations in the Middle East including Al Queda, the Al Nusra Front, and ISIS. You can’t talk seriously about stamping out purveyors of terror while holding hands with Israel and Saudi Arabia, Mr. President. You can’t preach to Syria about being a good neighbor when everyone in the room knows that Israel just bombed Syria again last week.

Trump laughably referred to Israel as a “peaceful neighbor”. This no doubt elicited some big laughs from those in attendance. No doubt more laughs were heard when he said, “In America, we don’t impose our way of life on anyone.” Isn’t that precisely what America does? You can’t pretend that Iran is the biggest threat to the Middle East when everyone in the room knows that the US provided weapons and continue to support the Saudis’ ongoing war and abhorrent bombing campaign against a largely defenseless Yemen. So why would Trump choose to back out of the nuclear deal with Iran now? Because Iran is the next war our Israeli controllers want the American military to fight for them. Especially since their terrorist army has been soundly defeated in Syria.

Iran stands in the way of the “Greater Israel Project”, Israel’s scheme to attain full spectrum dominance over the region. Nothing the US does in the Middle East is done without approval from Tel Aviv. According to US grand strategy, as defined by Admiral Arthur Cebrowski in 2001, all of the greater Middle East must be destroyed except for Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. This is what has been playing out in the region ever since. The always excellent journalist Stephen Lendman pointed out that “North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela are sovereign independent states threatening no one. America’s geopolitical strategy needs enemies to justify unprecedented militarism and war-making. None exist, so they’re invented.”

The US isn’t so much down on terrorists. They just have a problem with the terrorists that aren’t working for them. It’s like how the government only goes after the drug cartels who don’t work for the CIA. Does anyone really believe that we are really fighting terror in Afghanistan after 16 long years in that country? Prior to the invasion, the Taliban was in the process of stamping out Opium production in Afghanistan. FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds reported that In 2001, prior to the invasion, there were 189,000 heroin users in the US. By 2016 there were estimated to be 4.5 million addicts in our country. So when our government announced that they would eradicate Afghani poppy production, they neglected to tell us that US poppy production would flourish.

For instance, in 2001, poppy fields went from 7600 hectares (2.5 acres per) to 224,000 hectares in 2016. How is it possible for poppy production to increase so substantially after George Bush the Dumber said we would eradicate these crops? Heroin deaths shot from 1779 in 2001 to just under 11,000 in 2016. Heroin is a trillion dollar a year business and the US controls it. Most of the world’s major banks have been caught laundering drug money and it won’t stop anytime soon. Sadly the US so-called Heroin Eradication Program has cost the American taxpayers $8.5 billion. Not long ago most Americans thought that accusations of government-sponsored cocaine smuggling were a conspiracy theory. Today, they are making movies and TV shows about the very real history of American sponsored drug smuggling.

Barack Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who was caught lying to Congress not long ago, has been caught lying again. A few months ago Donald Trump accused the Obama Administration of wiretapping he and members of his team at Trump Tower and the mainstream media had a field day ridiculing him over his accusations. Clapper went on Meet The Press and told Chuck Todd that “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the President or his campaign before or after the election”. Well, it looks like Trump was right again.

The bigger question is what else has this traitor lied about? Clapper is a smug globalist who never thought Trump would win. Were the Russian collusion lies used by Obama’s henchmen to order FISA warrants on Trump’s team that would have otherwise been illegal? Jeff Sessions is surrounded by criminals with enough evidence to indict a half dozen people right away. This should be a special prosecutor’s dream. Prosecuting Obama’s minions are what most Americans want to see. It’s what this country needs, not globalist shill Robert Mueller’s Russian witch hunt. We should be hearing about multiple investigations. Where are the grand juries, Jeff? Sessions is an embarrassment who spent 9 months attempting to expand the unconstitutional and terribly flawed asset forfeiture program to steal American’s assets and is still fantasizing about imprisoning Medical Marijuana patients. If he won’t resign Trump needs to fire him immediately!

Will Trump take steps to ensure that these agencies don’t go rogue in the future? Has he identified Obama holdovers who may be in a position to harm his presidency? We were told that these Intelligence Agencies were nonpartisan and this sort of thing couldn’t happen. Juan Williams was still insisting today, with a straight face, that the Intelligence Agencies are non-political. Right now, what the Trump Administration needs is an Attorney General that is a Pit Bull, not a lap dog. That’s why Sessions needs to be given his walking papers. It seems clear that Comey is dirty. So is Susan Rice, and Samantha Powers. And what about Obama? Did he order illegal wiretaps? I believe he did. The American people deserve to know the truth. Trump’s win had the globalist rats scurrying but any attack on Iran helps put their agenda back on track. Any plan that has John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s approval is guaranteed to be bad for America.

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