EU Blitzkrieg: Germany Now Wants 1,200 Troops Deployed to Fight ISIS – in Syria

21st Century Wire says…
All the pieces are falling into place now. Europe’s New Model Army is quickly taking shape.
Late last week 21WIRE reported on Germany’s recent announcement to send 100 Bundeswehr Special Forces into Northern Iraq to fight against ISIS alongside Kurdish Peshmerga militias.
Yesterday, Germany’s Chief of Staff, Volker Wieker upped the ante, telling the Bild Newspaperthat at least 1,200 military personnel will now be required for Berlin’s new deployment plans – combining German infantry, air force and navy vessels which they believe will make an impact in the battle against ISIS, not only in Northern Iraq, but now for Syria too.
Plans also include German supplying Kurdish fighters with thousands of German weapons and German training for those arms.
‘From the military point of view, to ensure the operation of aircraft we need about 1,200 military personnel,’ said Wieker.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on NOVEMBER 30, 2015.

14,000 REFUGEES DUE FOR DEPORTATION FROM SWEDEN HAVE COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED

All across Europe, thousands of refugees are dropping off the map. Hundreds have disappeared from German refugee camps before they’re even registered with the authorities, and the whereabouts of4,000 people who lost their refugee status in Denmark are currently unknown. However, Sweden takes the cake for losing track of a mind-boggling number of refugees.
Sweden has so far taken in more refugees per capita than any other European nation, and they’re rapidly losing control of the situation. Their government had ordered over 21,000 of these people to go home after their asylum applications were turned down (presumably, they are among the countless, single, working age men who have flooded into the continent). However, 14,000 of them have simply disappeared, rather than submit to deportation. Another 7,600 are supposedly accounted for, and awaiting deportation.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 30, 2015.

ISIS Oil Company: A CIA-Owned Subsidiary?

I guess the world is heading into the basement to find dad’s old 45 record of ‘Eve of Destruction’ right about now. But the eastern world exploding is courtesy of the red, white, and blue, to paraphrase a more recent song. Get a load of SecState Kerry over here! Hey, John. John! The time to urge calm was BEFORE a Russian plane got shot down. As in, weeks ago when Turkey first threatened doing that.
Russia has already retaliated with some economic sanctions against Turkey, demonstrating that NATO isn’t the only kid on the block that can build a treehouse and hang a sign outside that says, ‘No other kidz allowed!’ It would appear Turkey will need some new markets for Turkish delight candies. But the long-range SAMs that Russia just parked over there can do more than ensure Turkish exports plummet in price.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 30, 2015.

The Common Form Of Nutrients In Vitamin & Mineral Supplements May Still Leave Your Body Undernourished.

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritional deficiencies are rampant in over-fed/undernourished America. Just a sampling from the USDA list of essential nutrients that are not consumed in sufficient amounts by a percentage of the population includes vitamin E (86.4%), folic acid (40.3%), magnesium (57%), potassium (92.4%), vitamin C (42%), zinc (29.2%). [Knowledge of Health]
The Recommended Daily Allowance for essential nutrients is generally too low and the above figures don’t even approach the massive nutrient shortages in the population at large.
For example, virtually every human being on earth is deficient in vitamin C when one considers humans internally synthesized their own vitamin C in the liver before a gene mutation halted that antioxidant mechanism many generations ago. [Medical Hypotheses1977]
In winter months in North America the only people likely to have reliably sufficient vitamin D levels are those who take dietary supplements.
The answer to the problem of undernutrition is not always a better diet, though that helps. Nutrient gaps in the diet can be made up for with dietary supplements. Non-users of vitamin/mineral supplements are 2.5 times more likely to have a nutrient deficiency compared to those who adhere to a daily regimen of supplements. [DSM.com]
While public health authorities promote consumption of more fruits and vegetables, the public health initiative to eat 5-servings a day of plant foods fell flat in regard to mortality reduction [British Medical Journal2010] and the current unproven recommendation to consume 9-13 servings of plant foods a day is largely unachievable and impractical. [LewRockwell.com]

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on November 30, 2015.

CHINA TO UNLEASH KILLER ROBOT ARMY TO FIGHT TERRORISM

Many scientists and robotics experts have sounded the alarm that the parameters for robot development and interaction with humans have not been established within a foolproof ethical framework. This has led to human rights organizations and universities like Cambridge to issue formal cautions against the inevitable rise of’Killer Robots’ outfitted with the same moral capacity of the human beings that have given us modern weapons of warfare. Moreover, it has been speculated that we only have a few years remaining to resolve this potential catastrophe.
This concern has spawned an unresolved dialogue at the United Nations, and even the U. S. military is seeking ways to create moral, ethical robots. Such dialogue and warnings might give one the perception that killer robots are not already here. Wrong, they are.
The global drone arms race has spawned a range of systems that are leading toward a fully autonomous matrix of war that will unilaterally direct itself on the battlefield. The U. S. and 90 other countries already employ robots on current missions, although so far they are typically restricted to specific tasks to assist soldiers with dangers such as bomb defusing.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 30, 2015.

How To Defeat ISIS (In 9 Simple Steps)

Having fixed the greatest threat to the world – climate change – and following the deadly Paris attacks and numerous other violent incidents perpetrated by the terror group ISIS, many governments and populations worldwide are wondering how we can eliminate this threat. Here are some strategies to defeat the Islamic State…
Publish a long-form article detailing the challenges involved in fighting an enemy that does not value human life Refuse to appear terrorized by this constant, worldwide threat of violence and death Organize a coup, leaving the U. S. free to prop up the ISIS leader of their choice Spend $1.7 trillion

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/30/2015.

The Race To A World War Is On – Episode 830b

The following video was published by X22Report on Nov 30, 2015
Judge declares that DHS, FBI and other agencies need a search warrant before using the sting ray device. Terror warning in Kabul. US transporting ISIS to Yemen and Libya, ISIS setting up new base in Libya 400 miles away from Italy. Turkey accepts 3 million euros to shutoff the refugee valve and to become an EU member. Russia now equips Su-24 with air to air missiles. US now using special travel forces to help terrorism through out the world.

Are These The Tankers Bilal Erdogan Uses To Transport ISIS Oil?

Regular readers are by now well acquainted with Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Although Erdogan senior masquerades as President of a democratic society, he is in reality a despot who just weeks ago, capped off a four-month effort to nullify an undesirable ballot box outcome by scaring the electorate into throwing more support behind the ruling AKP in a do-over vote designed specifically to undermine the pro-Kurdish HDP, which put up a strong showing in the last round of elections, held in June.
As the world’s interest in Islamic State’s illicit oil trade has grown over the past 60 or so days, so too has the scrutiny on how the group gets its stolen crude to market. In the seven days since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border, Moscow has done its best to focus the world’s collective attention on the connection between ISIS and Turkey. It’s common knowledge among those who pay attention to such things that Ankara is part of an alliance that includes Riyadh, Doha, and Washington whose collective goal is to fund and arm the Syrian opposition. What’s up for debate is the extent to which that alliance supports ISIS and, to a lesser extent, al-Nusra.
Earlier today, Vladimir Putin explicitly accused Ankara of attempting to protect ISIS oil routes by shooting down Russian warplanes which have destroyed hundreds of Islamic State oil trucks in November.
Erdogan of course denies the allegations, but as we’ve shown, it would be very easy for Turkish smugglers to commingle ISIS and KRG crude (which, by the way, is also technically illegal), effectively using Kurdish oil to mask Turkey’s participation in the Islamic State oil trade.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/30/2015.

What’s With All The Superweapons?

Because apparently the world isn’t complex and scary enough, the major powers have decided to unveil a bunch of ‘superweapons’ capable of, um, unique kinds of mayhem:
Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’ The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo – called ‘Status-6′ – should not have appeared on Russian TV news. The leak happened during a report on state-run Channel One about President Vladimir Putin meeting military chiefs in the city of Sochi. One general was seen studying a diagram of the ‘devastating’ torpedo system.
Launched by a submarine, it would create ‘wide areas of radioactive contamination’, the document says. The ‘oceanic multi-purpose Status-6 system’ is designed to ‘destroy important economic installations of the enemy in coastal areas and cause guaranteed devastating damage to the country’s territory by creating wide areas of radioactive contamination, rendering them unusable for military, economic or other activity for a long time’, the document says.
According to state-run Rossiiskaya Gazeta, the destructive power attributed to the new torpedo’s warhead would fit the description of a cobalt bomb. That would be a type of thermonuclear warhead with a layer of cobalt-59, which on detonation would be transmuted into highly radioactive cobalt-60 with a half-life longer than five years.
A warhead of up to 100 megatons could produce a tsunami up to 500m (1,650ft) high, wiping out all living things 1,500km (930 miles) deep inside US territory – Konstantin Sivkov, Russian Geopolitical Academy. Such a weapon would guarantee ‘that everything living will be killed’, the paper said – there would not even be any survivors in bunkers.
‘It’s true some secret data got into the shot, therefore it was subsequently deleted,’ said Mr Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. ‘In future we will undoubtedly take preventive measures so this does not happen again.’

This post was published at DollarCollapse on November 30, 2015.

Erdogan Says Will Resign If Oil Purchases From ISIS Proven After Putin Says Has “More Proof”

LATEST – Erdoan: Russia’s claim that Turkey bought oil from Daesh is not ‘moral’, such claims have to be proved pic.twitter.com/PZka8MwzpL
— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) November 30, 2015

‘I’ve shown photos taken from space and from aircraft which clearly demonstrate the scale of the illegal trade in oil and petroleum products,’ Vladimir Putin told reporters earlier this month on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Antalya. Putin was of course referencing Islamic State’s illicit and highly lucrative oil trade, the ins and outs of which we’ve documented extensively over the past two weeks:
The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President How Turkey Exports ISIS Oil To The World: The Scientific Evidence ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal: “Raqqa’s Rockefellers”, Bilal Erdogan, KRG Crude, And The Israel Connection Turkey’s move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 warplane near the Syrian border afforded the Russian President all the motivation and PR cover he needed to expose Ankara’s alleged role in the trafficking of illegal crude from Iraq and Syria and in the aftermath of last Tuesday’s ‘incident,’ Putin lambasted Erdogan. ‘Oil from Islamic State is being shipped to Turkey,’ Putin said while in Jordan for a meeting with King Abdullah. In case that wasn’t clear enough, Putin added this: ‘Islamic State gets cash by selling oil to Turkey.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/30/2015.

BFP Exclusive- Stoltenberg in Belgrade, Biden in Zagreb

The U. S.-NATO Diplomatic Offensive in the Balkans
The recent visits of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Belgrade and U. S. Vice-President Joe Biden to Zagreb within a week of each other show that both the U. S. and NATO are in the process of trying to augment their influence in the Balkans.
For more than a decade, after the overthrow of the regime of Slobodan Milosevi in Serbia in 2000, the Balkans have been perceived by the U. S. and NATO decision-makers as their own fairly secure geopolitical playground. It is true that there has been a certain degree of displeasure with the behavior of various Serb political leaders both in the Serbian political entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Republika Srpska) and in Serbia proper. However, considering that these contrarian activities were essentially sui generis and did not depend on external support, they were criticized rhetorically, but were, in real terms, simply swept under the rug, hoping that in time they would go away by themselves. They were treated like the case of a bad cold. Sure it is obnoxious and slows you down, but if you just rest for a while, it will disappear even if you do nothing about it. And, after all, almost all politicians in contemporary Balkans have plenty of financial “skeletons” in their respective luxury closets, so that they are not all that difficult to keep on the short leash.
However, starting about two years ago, but intensifying after the outbreak of the violent confrontations in Ukraine in early 2014, the Balkan geopolitical chessboard suddenly became much more complex. Not only did the Chinese government institutions and banks begin to be active in financing various large-scale infrastructure projects in the Balkans,[1] but also the Russian government started to comment publicly on internal political developments in various Balkan countries. In many respects, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began to play the role reserved since the end of the Cold War only for the U. S. State Department. This could hardly go unnoticed in Washington and Brussels and became the cause of an increasing concern.

This post was published at Boiling Frogs Post on November 30, 2015.

L.A. TO SCAN LICENSE PLATES, SHAME RANDOM PEOPLE FOR DRIVING THROUGH ‘PROSTITUTION AREA’

Like any technology used by our government, it was only a matter of time before license plate scanners were used by the state to bully the population in outrageous ways. In Los Angeles, City Councilwoman Nury Martinez has proposed a creepy way to use these license plate scanners to deter prostitution.
By setting up the cameras in an area that is frequently trafficked by prostitutes, she hopes to scan the license plates of every person who drives through the area. However, this isn’t about collecting evidence for a crime (albeit, a victimless crime). The goal is to develop a mailing list of everyone who has driven through the neighborhood. ‘Shame letters’ can then be sent out to the homes of suspected ‘Johns’ in the hopes that spouses and girlfriends will read them.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 30, 2015 |.

Market Panics After Arrest Of Brazilian Lawmaker: “Never Have We Had So Little Certainty About Tomorrow”

Last week, the CEO of LatAm’s largest independent investment bank was arrested. As we reported on Wednesday, billionaire Andre Esteves – who once joked that BTG Pactual would be ‘better than Goldman’ – was escorted by an officer into the federal police building in Rio de Janeiro after being arrested at his home. Also detained was Delcidio Amaral, Rousseff’s ‘guy’ in the Senate. Here, in Bloomberg’s words, is what the pair allegedly did:
‘Amaral tried to convince former Petrobras director Nestor Cervero, who was arrested in January, to not mention him or Esteves in testimony to federal prosecutors, according to a document of the accusations read aloud in Brasilia Wednesday by Judge Teori Zavascki. Cervero’s family would have received 50,000 reais ($13,000) every month in the proposal, and Esteves ‘would bear the burden of financial aid.’The offer also included a promised 4 million-real payment to Cervero’s lawyer.” Got it. The two men tried to bribe Cerverco not to implicate them in the seemingly never-ending Carwash investigation (more than a 100 people have been arrested in the space of 18 months). Shares of BTG promptly crashed and as Joao Augusto de Castro Neves, director of Latin America for political consulting firm Eurasia Group said last week, ‘BTG Pactual has exposure to the oil and gas sector, and the arrest of its CEO is the first time the Lava Jato probe raises the earnest prospect of financial contagion.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/30/2015.

5-MINUTE VIDEO: 2 US STATE DEPT OFFICIALS SQUIRM, LIE, REFUSE TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE ‘RUSSIA BOMBS HOSPITALS’

Russia Today’s Gayane Chichakyan questions spokesperson for the United States Department of State Admiral John Kirby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense:
‘Do you have any evidence that Russia bombed hospitals in Syria?’
The admiral’s answer, amid ‘ummm, and ahhh,’ claims to have seen ‘press reporting,’ testimony of un-named sources, and other unspecified reporting.
When asked for specific evidence, the admiral refused further detail and claimed to have answered the question.


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 30, 2015.

But They Actually Respect Our Laws….

So let me guess — now a teen girl who chooses not to wear the Muslim-mandated Hijab at school is fair game to be assaulted? Whether this is your kid or not doesn’t matter; assault is assault, and this is America, not Saudi Arabia.
The girl, who was reported as being Omar’s relative, was attending Hickman High School in Columbia on November 24 when the Libyan-born Omar arrived at about 3 PM and allegedly confronted the girl for not wearing the traditional Muslim head covering in public.
According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, Omar grabbed the girl ‘very violently by the hair,’ then pulled her outside of the class and down a flight of stairs.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-11-30.

Russia Sends NATO A Clear Message By Arming Fighter Jets With First Air-To-Air Missles

A month ago, US and Russian military officials signed a memorandum of understanding that included steps their pilots should take to avoid an inadvertent clash over Syria as they carry out separate air strikes against armed groups. That MoU has now been shredded, as it certainly did not involve Russian fighter jets operating above Syria being armed with short and medium range air-to-air missiles as a direct threat to other fighter jets also operating above Syria – mostly those of Turkey, France and the US.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/30/2015.

If Obama gave a different speech about Planned Parenthood

Naturally, in the wake of the Planned Parenthood shooting, Obama made another call for gun confiscation. Any one of us could have written his speech. Very predictable.
But suppose, seized with a desire to tell more of the truth, he gave the following speech instead:
‘Hi, folks, this is your President, making the clubhouse turn in my two-terms as your esteemed leader. I’ve decided I want some props for what I’ve really been doing in office, as opposed to what some of you think I’ve been doing. Therefore, let’s go to the subject of guns.
‘This Planned Parenthood shooting? Do you actually believe this is the only recent event I could have seized on to promote my agenda? Wow. Come on. What’s wrong with you folks? For example, I’ve got a story right here from Reuters, dated November 28, about the arrest of a suspect in a New Orleans blow-up. Let me read a few lines.
‘A suspect in a shooting at a New Orleans park last Sunday that wounded 17 people is in police custody, authorities said on Saturday. The suspect, Joseph ‘Moe’ Allen, 32, has declined to give detectives a statement, the New Orleans Police Department said in a Twitter post. Police on Friday named Allen a suspect in the shooting at the Bunny Friend Playground. Police have said gunfire erupted on Sunday between two groups when hundreds of people gathered at an unauthorized block party and for the filming of an impromptu music video. Police have said the shooting appeared to be gang-related. One of the victims is 10 years old and most of those injured were young, they said. Authorities plan to charge Allen with 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police said on Friday he is believed to be one of several suspects involved in the shoot-out.’

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on November 30, 2015.

7 Critical Reforms Needed on Wall Street to Prevent Another Bust

The problem with Wall Street is not just that individual participants serially disrespect the law. The bigger problem is that Wall Street as an industry has structured itself as an ingrained law-avoidance system. There’s simply no other industry in America where you could start the sentence – ‘Wall Street is the only industry in America where…’ – and find endless ways to finish that thought.
Jamil Nazarali, the head of Citadel Execution Services, the trading arm of a hedge fund and dark pool operator, gave the above sentence a trial run on October 27 at a Securities and Exchange Commission meeting on market structure. Nazarali said:
‘This industry is the only one that I am aware of where a for-profit public company regulates its customers and competitors. And I understand that you guys think that that’s important but what is it that you guys do that someone else couldn’t do? All those regulatory functions that you described, why couldn’t some other entity do that? Why does it have to be within your four walls?’
Nazarali was referring to one of our top seven critically needed reforms on Wall Street – the structure of stock exchanges. It used to be that stock exchanges were owned by members and operated along the lines of public utilities. They were there to provide a service to the investing public, make sure that trading was done in an honest and transparent way, and discipline bad actors. Today, stock exchanges are publicly traded, profit-motivated businesses. In a bid to boost profits, they have abandoned even a pretense of fairness and are selling services that create an outrageously tilted playing field to the wealthiest players.

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade By Pam Martens and Russ Marte.

The War on Terror is Creating More Terror

The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us. The neocons know that when it is understood that blowback is real – that people seek to attack us not because we are good and free but because we bomb and occupy their countries – their stranglehold over foreign policy will begin to slip.
That is why each time there is an event like the killings in Paris earlier this month, they rush to the television stations to terrify Americans into agreeing to even more bombing, more occupation, more surveillance at home, and more curtailment of our civil liberties. They tell us we have to do it in order to fight terrorism, but their policies actually increase terrorism.
If that sounds harsh, consider the recently-released 2015 Global Terrorism Index report. The report shows that deaths from terrorism have increased dramatically over the last 15 years – a period coinciding with the ‘war on terrorism’ that was supposed to end terrorism.

This post was published at Ron Paul Institute on November 30, 2015.