US On The Ropes: China To Join Russian Military In Syria While Iraq Strikes Intel Deal With Moscow, Tehran

Last Thursday, we asked if China was set to join Russia and Iran in support of the Assad regime in Syria.
Our interest was piqued when the pro-Assad Al-Masdar (citing an unnamed SAA ‘senior officer’), said Chinese ‘personnel and aerial assets’ are set to arrive within weeks. To the uninitiated, this may seem to have come out of left field, so to speak. However, anyone who has followed the conflict and who knows a bit about the global balance of power is aware that Beijing has for some time expressed its support for Damascus, most notably by voting with Russia to veto a Security Council resolution that would have seen the conflict in Syria referred to the Hague. Here’s what China had to say at the May 22, 2014 meeting:
For some time now, the Security Council has maintained unity and coordination on the question of Syria, thanks to efforts by Council members, including China, to accommodate the major concerns of all parties. At a time when seriously diverging views exist among the parties concerning the draft resolution, we believe that the Council should continue holding consultations, rather than forcing a vote on the draft resolution, in order to avoid undermining Council unity or obstructing coordination and cooperation on questions such as Syria and other major serious issues. Regrettably, China’s approach has not been taken on board; China therefore voted against the draft resolution. In other words, China could see the writing on the wall and it, like Russia, was not pleased with where things seemed to be headed. A little more than a year later and Moscow has effectively called time on the strategy of using Sunni extremist groups to destabilize Assad and given what we know about Beijing’s efforts to project China’s growing military might, it wouldn’t exactly be surprising to see the PLA turn up at Latakia as well.
Sure enough, Russian media now says that according to Russian Senator Igor Morozov, Beijing has decided to join the fight. Here’s Pravda (translated):

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/27/2015.

Good News: Gallup Finds Half of US Fears Government

What is the greatest threat to the American people? In a new poll taken by the Gallup organization we learn that half the country sees its own government as most threatening to life and liberty. Another poll taken last year showed strong libertarian leanings among the young people of this country. Might this signal a turning point for the warfare-welfare state? Today’s Liberty Report takes a look at the trends:

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on September 25, 2015.

Parent Alert: ISIS Is Coming After Your Children and Obama Is Doing Nothing About It

Why are we allowing same types of leaders to continue to run this country into the ground, time and time again? Among their latest transgressions is their turning a blind eye to the ongoing ISIS recruitment of our young people. CBS News Issues Warns of ISIS Actively Recruiting American Teens ISIS latest technique is to recruit ‘Cub fighters’, which is the modern day version of ‘The Children’s Crusade’.
According to CBS News, the FBI and Homeland Security Department issued a joint alert warning that ISIS’s message is recruiting Western youth. The Homeland Security alert advised local law enforcement agencies that ISIS is having success with social media campaigns that entice American teenagers to join jihadists in the fight for the fight in Syria. This has to be the quietest public alert ever issued. I have informally asked a dozen acquaintances, who are reasonably well informed and they have never heard of this warning. The alert advised local and state law enforcement agencies that ISIS has been having some success with social media campaigns that invite youth to join jihadists for the fight in Syria.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on 27 Sep, 2015.

About That Taqiyya Thing….

Naw, they’d never deceive us, right? They’d never take our weapons and turn them over to…… al-Queda… would they?
Oh wait…
It said one rebel unit had surrendered six pick-up trucks and ammunition to the al-Nusra Front this week – apparently to gain safe passage.
Congress has approved $500m (323m) to train and equip about 5,000 rebels to fight against Islamic State militants.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-09-27.

North Atlantic Record Cold Blob Emerges

The fascinating aspect of environment is this unprecedented bias that somehow humankind has altered the planet climate. Why these scientists do not try to see if such a trend is natural and extends back before 1900 is just mind-numbing. Some scientists are now sounding the alarm bells that a record-setting area of cold water which has been discovered in the North Atlantic. This record cold spot was recently discovered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data, which is indeed in line with our models warning that we are in for not global warming, but a deep freeze.
The energy output of the sun is in crash mode and historically this 300 year cycle has marked the rise and fall of empires. With all the invasion of people from the Middle East into Europe, there is no housing. They have filled up stadiums and most have tents. The winter will be very cold and many may even die from exposure. Migration patterns should be south, not north. This is a serious problem from a historical perspective. It is also why we are moving our offices south. If not, the computer may leave on its own.
This trend will have a very dramatic consequence with regard tio weather both for Europe and North America. When the water turns cold, so does the climate. The Washington Postreporter Chris Mooney reported the thesis on Thursday from many scientists, pointing out a cold blob in the ocean south of Greenland and Iceland. This has confused many for while people are still looking at global warming, the North Atlantic cold spot is lesser known. It is seen below in the dark hue denoting ‘record coldest’ temperatures.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on September 27, 2015.

I See, Blood Moon Rising, I See Market Trouble Ahead

Maybe I should cut back and possibly stop writing song lyrics so as not to have my poetic license revoked. Instead, let us all grab a cocktail, yes, this early in the day, and check out some charts which are flashing huge signs of a massive collapse about to hit the markets, far worse than what we witnessed on August 24th. How bad is it getting? Check out some of the former ‘leaders’ in the latest bull market.

This post was published at John Galt Fla on September 27, 2015.

Ugly America: Paranoid of Syrian Refugees, South Carolina Residents Call For ‘Religious Purity’ in US

21st Century Wire says…
This should come as no surprise in a state which has re-elected the likes of Lindsey Graham.
Despite the fact that no Syrian refugees have arrived to date, residents in South Carolina are already holding ‘pro-American’ rallies in fear that Muslims might land in their communities. Their fear is that a few dozen, or even a few hundred Arabs might ‘transform’ the ethnic, social and religious make-up of their state of 5 million people.

According to one outspoken (and not very bright) local attorney, Ms. Lauren L. Martel, the United States of America ‘is a Judeo-Christian nation.’
She adds: ‘We are not a Muslim nation, and those two things cannot coexist.’
The interesting thing about this new patriot-racist wave, is that those who claim to be ‘constitutionalists’ are no more than corrupt clerics of their own new religion. Think of the Taliban, wearing a red, white and blue turban. These self-styled constitutional clerics remain oblivious to the fact that US Constitution clearly lays out religious tolerance and freedom in America – a concept that is not exclusive to ‘Judeo-Christians’. The fact that Martel is a lawyer makes this all the more laughable, and one wonders if she’s ever really read the US Constitution. Notice also here, how this relatively new religious-political construct has been invented, called ‘Judeo-Christian’, which is being used to help contain this new American doctrine of religious exclusivity and intolerance.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 26, 2015.

Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan

Submitted by Kit O’Connell via,
Despite billions spent to eradicate opium crops in Afghanistan, the crop is more popular than ever there, leading many to wonder whether some U. S. forces may actually be encouraging its growth and the heroin it later becomes.
In July, the Centers for Disease Control warned of record-breaking numbers of heroin deaths in the United States. ‘Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18 – 25 in the past decade,’ the CDC reported.
In the same month, it was reported that opium production is stronger than ever in Afghanistan, which now produces 90 percent of the world’s supply of the plant that’s refined to create heroin. This rise in production would have been impossible prior to the U. S.-led invasion, and it comes despite some $8.4 billion spent in counternarcotics efforts by the U. S., specifically designated to wipe out opium production in Afghanistan.
In fact, as Global Post reported in October, under the watchful eye of the U. S., opium use expanded to new parts of Afghanistan and growers now make use of modern, advanced agricultural technologies.
With photos circulating in 2010 that show U. S. soldiers patrolling opium fields, questions remain about what America’s real involvement may be in the opium trade. As Abby Martin noted in a 2014 investigation for Media Roots, while the Taliban had all but eradicated opium, it began to thrive just months after American forces replaced the Taliban-led government in 2001.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/26/2015.

Who owns language?

On October 19, 2058, Dr. Smith Q Smith was led into a chamber buried under the US Department of Sacred Language. He was interviewed by Judge Garble Definite III. This is a partial transcript:
Judge: Do you know why you’re here today, Dr. Smith?
Smith: I was told by the battalion that arrested me at my office that I was violating Federal Code X-Prime.
Judge: That is correct. Your violation is extreme. You informed a patient that his flu wasn’t the flu. This is a contradiction that carries a potential 20-year sentence at the Trilateral Work Farm on Okinawa.
Smith: Your Honor, semantics is the only issue here.
Judge: That’s right, Doctor. Which is why your crime is so grave. First of all, the word ‘flu’ is owned by the US Federal Merck Glaxo Homeland Security Agency. Do you realize that?
Smith: That’s what I’ve been told.
Judge: Let me explain. When a person has a certain set of symptoms like cough, fever, fatigue – and all this is spelled out in the Manual – you, the doctor say: ‘Flu.’ That’s how you use the word. You don’t make conditions. You don’t shrink back. You don’t contradict yourself. You say: ‘Flu.’ The owners of the word demand it.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on September 26, 2015.

No Brains In Washington – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s IQ follows the Fed’s interest rate – it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations.
Washington’s failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington’s wars and in Washington’s approach to China and Russia.
The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, was scheduled for the week-end following the Pope’s visit to Washington. Was this Washington’s way of demoting China’s status by having its president play second fiddle to the Pope? The President of China is here for week-end news coverage? Why didn’t Obama just tell him to go to hell?
Washington’s cyber incompetence and inability to maintain cyber security is being blamed on China. The day before Xi Jinping’s arrival in Washington, the White House press secretary warmed up President Jinping’s visit by announcing that Obama might threaten China with financial sanctions.
And not to miss an opportunity to threaten or insult the President of China, the US Secretary of Commerce fired off a warning that the Obama regime was too unhappy with China’s business practices for the Chinese president to expect a smooth meeting in Washington.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on September 25, 2015.

The Pope: ‘a poor church for the poor’

In his first statement to the press after his election as Pope, Francis said: ‘This is what I want, a poor church for the poor.’
And a jet and an entourage and massive security, as he wings his way to bring that message of poverty to the masses.
I wonder how the message would be received in America’s inner cities.
The Pope’s recipe for change, if there is to be any change at all, seems to fall under the category of ‘income redistribution.’
Apparently, carbon taxes and cap and trade would fit the redistribution agenda.
Forget the fact that a carbon monarchy would drastically reduce available energy in the Third World. But don’t worry, poverty is good. Embrace it.
The Pope is headlining a big show in the US because he and Obama are on the same page. They both want to excoriate capitalism, while conveniently avoiding the subject of Globalist trade treaties, which are designed to expand poverty and destroy millions of jobs.
Since the Pope is willing to mention specifics, such as the horrors of air conditioning, he should be willing to address GATT, the WTO, NAFTA, CAFTA, and the TPP: the treaties by which elite Globalists wreak havoc. Until he does discuss them, and at length, his statements about poverty deserve no more attention than any politician’s.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on September 25, 2015.

Meet The Man Who Prevented World War III

Submitted by Erico Matias Tavares via Sinclair & Co.,
You may have never heard of Vasili Arkhipov. And yet life as we know it on this planet could have ended if it were not for his crucial intervention during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Born in 1926, Arkhipov saw action as a minesweeper during the Soviet-Japanese war in August 1945. Two years later he graduated from the Caspian Higher Naval School, serving in the Black Sea and Baltic submarine fleets – just in time for the start of the Cold War, which would stay with him for the rest of his service.
During the 1950s the Soviets became very concerned about the US’ lead in submarines. They eventually rushed the development and construction of the K-19, the first of two new Hotel-class ballistic missile submarines. However, things did not go smoothly. Eleven people died due to accidents and fires during the construction phase. To top everything off, the champagne bottle used in the inauguration ceremony failed to break.
These were frightening omens for the crew. But they could scarcely imagine the events that would unfold soon after.
Arkhipov was appointed deputy commander of the K-19 in its maiden voyage in July 1961, under the command of Captain Nikolai Zateyev. After a few days conducting exercises off the coast of Greenland, the submarine developed a major leak in its reactor coolant system, leading to the failure of the cooling pumps. Radio communications were affected and the crew was unable to contact Moscow.
With no backup system, Zateyev ordered the seven members of the engineering crew to come up with a solution and avoid a nuclear meltdown. This required the men to work in high radiation for extended periods. Sacrificing their own lives, they bootstrapped a secondary coolant system and kept the reactor from a meltdown.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/26/2015 –.

Common Good, Common Nonsense

In his recent speech to the U. S. Congress Pope Francis declared that ‘the common good is the chief aim of all politics’ and that ‘freedom requires love of the common good.’ Legislation is ‘always based on care for the public,’ the pontiff pontificated. Only a nave child could believe such a thing.
The pope said these things in the context of imploring the Congress to adopt some kind of Soviet-style central planning of the economy in the name of ‘fighting global warming,’ while simultaneously exploding American welfare state spending by extending welfare benefits to all welfare parasites from every Third World nation on the planet. Thus, if ‘Catholic social teaching’ stands for anything these days, it stands for international socialism and egalitarianism gone wild.
In the context of politics there is no such thing as ‘the common good,’ for such a concept implies unanimity and politics is never unanimous, especially in a country of over 300 million people. Moreover, if everyone agrees on a course of action, then there is no need for government to coerce us into doing it. There is no need for government at all in such instances.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on September 26, 2015.

The Mises Week in Review: September 26, 2015

Pope Francis made history this week when he became the first pontiff to speak before Congress. While his speech made headlines in calling for global action against the dubious problem of global warming, it became clear that Francis had not listened to the advice of Lew Rockwell or familiarized himself with the works of Tom Woods. In fact, Dr. Woods found himself attacked by Fortune magazine for his principled defense of free markets as a devout Catholic. The real question will be whether Tom’s arrival in Texas next weekend for theDallas-Ft. Worth Mises Circle will cause fewer traffic problems than this week’s Papal visit.

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on SEPTEMBER 26, 2015.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Yeah, well, you knew it wouldn’t end with climate change screaming while The Pope flies around in a big jet airplane, right? After all some people’s words are worth all that climate-changing CO2 spewing and others are not…..
But this puts the lie to his “help the poor” claim in a rather dramatic way:
Amid misty waterfalls and art museums along the parkway where Pope Francis will hold a public Mass in Philadelphia Sunday, makeshift abodes belonging to some of the city’s homeless are coming down.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a stretch of cultural centers and grassy parks where homeless sleep and tote their belongings in plastic bags, is undergoing papal security checks and cleanup that will displace some of the downtrodden that Francis champions.
“With this papal visit, I’ve got nowhere to stay,” said Joe Flatley, 52, a former corporate sales manager with an alcohol addiction who sometimes sleeps in the parkway.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-09-26.

Agenda 2030 Translator: Decoding the UN’s New ‘Sustainable’ Development Goals

21st Century Wire says…
The new UN program for global technocratic management is being unveiled this week at the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
Their ‘new’ agenda (this one is newer than than old one) hopes to ‘transform our world for the better by 2030′, and yet, few if any Americans or Western Europeans really understand what Agenda 2030 is all about.
Thanks for the ones who do understand, and can share their findings with the rest of us…
Truthstream Media
It’s that time again: the United Nations is officially releasing the all new Agenda 2030sustainable development plan, or what some have hailed as ‘the new Agenda 21 on steroids,’ at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit kicking off today in New York City.
Since these supposedly non-binding international agreements can sometimes be a bit tricky to decode, what with all the weaponized buzz terms and semantics games, we’ve prepared a handy dandy translator on the 17 new Agenda 2030 goals below…

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 26, 2015.