Mysterious Deaths in Ukraine

A Mafia State? Western donors and lenders have stuck a huge chunk of money extracted from their taxpayers into Ukraine to help its fledgling new government to survive. It is open to question how democratic this new government really is. For instance, following the introduction of the so-called ‘lustration law’, approximately 1 million Ukrainian citizens are legally barred from participating in politics, reportedly on account of past transgressions. One could well see this as an attempt to deal with the corrupt past, but the intentions of the law seem dubious due the fact that those affected by ‘lustration’ are to a man opponents of the current government.
Moreover, the reportedly free and fair elections that were held after the coup were marred by the fact that would-be contenders who could have been regarded as a supporters of the ethnic Russian population in the East were all excluded from participation (this was before the introduction of the lustration law). In addition to that, it was obviously not possible for residents of the territories held by the separatists to actually vote in the election. Not that they seem particularly interested in Ukrainian elections anymore. As far as we can tell, the civil war has bred so much hate among civilians who were unable or unwilling to flee from the Donbass, that most of them no longer regard their region as a part of Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko, ‘our inside man in Ukraine’.
Photo credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP

This post was published at Acting-Man on March 26, 2015.

Saudi Arabia Imposes Naval Blockade On Red Sea Strait, Deploys 150,000 Troops As Iran Condemns Military Action

As noted earlier, the biggest significance of any Yemen conflict has little to do with its own domestic oil production, which at 133,000 bpd is negligible, but due to its location, which not only shares a border with Saudi Arabia, but more importantly due to the Bab el-Mandeb strait which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden: it is the fourth-biggest shipping chokepoint in the world by volume (3.8 million barrels a day of oil and petroleum products flowed through it in 2013) and is just 18 miles wide at its narrowest point. It’s located between Yemen, Djibouti, and Eritrea, and connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.
And since to Saudi Arabia preserving the logistics of oil supply is critical, it is hardly surprising that as Egypt’s Ahram Gate reported earlier, the Saudi-led Firmness Storm coalition imposed a naval blockade on Bab El-Mandab strait earlier today. The Saudi navy’s western fleet has also secured Yemen’s main ports including Aden and Midi.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/26/2015.

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Warns of Dark Future: ‘A.I. Will Be Bad For People’

Throughout our media and film productions, there is this almost macabre fawning of future technologies and the corresponding technocracy they will bring. It’s as if technology is omnipotent and all-pervasive, and only fool or an anathema would dare stand in the way of the inevitability of ‘progress’.
Jay Dyer writes, ‘It is not by accident or an organic, ‘grassroots’ trend that numerous films coming out are focused on artificial intelligence and the transhumanist takeover.’
‘In order to transition to the synthetic overlay that will integrate SmartCities, the ‘Internet of Things,’ human bio-engineering, cloning, biometrics, genetic programming and environmental engineering is now an open plan in numerous transhumanist lectures and publications. Yet in order to reach this phase, experimentation is necessary, and what better means to that end than experimenting on populations en masse. We have already seen in my discussions and analysis the technocratic establishment has no qualms about testing on unwitting subjects, so covert experimentation on mass populations is not without precedent.’
Now, one of the godfathers of the computing revolution has broke ranks to issue a dire warning about what artificial intelligence has in store for the human race…

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

U.S. Gov Loses Control Of Middle East, Ready To Push Authorization For War – Episode 625

The following video was published by X22Report on Mar 25, 2015
Eurozone stealing growth from healthier economies. The Canadian housing bubble is hitting the top. Durable good order decline, business spending declines. GDP estimates for the Q1 are continually lowered. Austria wants to join the Chinese Infrastructure bank. House introduces bill to repeal the Patriot Act. FBI manipulates mass shootings for Obama gun grab. Yemen’s President flees as Yemen falls to the people. The US is now losing control of the Middle East, get ready for the Authorization for War. Islamic State creates a list of towns they will hit. Be prepared for a false flag event.

Lithuanians Under Police State Attack: and the world under Washington’s attack – Paul Craig Roberts

According to news reports and to this appeal by Kristoferis Voishkathe pro-American government installed in Lithuania is persecuting Lithuanians who dissent from the anti-Russian propaganda that is driving Washington’s NATO puppets to war with Russia. Unlike their puppet government, Lithuanians understand that war with Russia means that Lithuania on the front line will be utterly destroyed, a result that would not bother Washington in the least, just as Washington is undisturbed when its forces obliterate weddings, funerals, and children’s soccer games.
What is Lithuania? To Washington it is a nothing.
Kristoferis Voiska runs an alternative Internet news site in LIthuania. Not long ago he interviewed me, and the interview appeared in both LIthuanian newspapers and on his Internet news program in video form. I found him to be sincere and well informed. I advised him that interviewing me would bring trouble for him, and he already was aware of that.
As I have said so many times, Americans are the worst informed people on the planet. The are unaware of the growing momentum toward war with Russia. The presstitute media throughout Europe, especially in the Baltic states and Poland, is hard at work creating in people’s minds the fear of a Russian invasion. The orchestrated fear then provides the basis for the American puppet governments to beg troops and tanks and missiles from Washington, and the US military/security complex, counting its profits, is pleased to comply.
But what Russia sees is a threat, not a money-making opportunity for the US military/security complex and payoffs to the corrupt Lithuanian and Polish governments, which are increasingly perceived as neo-nazi like the government that Washington bestowed on Ukraine.
The situation is dangerous, as I keep telling you, a message that some are too weak to accept.

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

Russia Has Constructed Massive Underground Shelters In Anticipation Of Nuclear War

Did you know that the Russians have a massive underground complex in the Ural mountains that has been estimated to be approximately 400 square miles in size? In other words, it is roughly as big as the area inside the Washington D. C. beltway. Back in the 1990s, the Clinton administration was deeply concerned about the construction of this enormous complex deep inside Yamantau mountain, but they could never seem to get any straight answers from the Russians. The command center for this complex is rumored to be 3,000 feet directly straight down from the summit of this giant rock quartz mountain. And of course U. S. military officials will admit that there are dozens of other similar sites throughout Russia, although most of them are thought to be quite a bit smaller. But that is not all that the Russians have been up to. For example, Russian television has reported that 5,000 new emergency nuclear bomb shelters were scheduled to have been completed in the city of Moscow alone by the end of 2012. Most Americans don’t realize this, but the Russians have never stopped making preparations for nuclear war. Meanwhile, the U. S. government has essentially done nothing to prepare our citizens for an attack. The assumption seems to be that a nuclear attack will probably never happen, and that if it does it will probably mean the end of our civilization anyway.
Needless to say, the Russians are very secretive about their massive underground facility at Yamantau mountain, and no American has ever been inside. The following is what Wikipedia has to say about it…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on March 25th, 2015.

How The US Government and US military Became Murder, Inc. – Paul Craig Roberts

Andrew Cockburn has written a must-read book. The title is Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins. The title could just as well be: How the US Government and US Military Became Murder, Inc.
The US military no longer does war. It does assassinations, usually of the wrong people. The main victims of the US assassination policy are women, children, village elders, weddings, funerals, and occasionally US soldiers mistaken for Taliban by US surveillance operating with the visual acuity of the definition of legal blindness.
Cockburn tells the story of how the human element has been displaced by remote control killing guided by misinterpretation of unclear images on screens collected by surveillance drones and sensors thousands of miles away. Cockburn shows that the ‘all-seeing’ drone surveillance system is an operational failure but is supported by defense contractors because of its high profitability and by the military brass because general officers, with the exception of General Paul Van Ripper, are brainwashed in the belief that the revolution in military affairs means that high-tech devices replace the human element. Cockburn demonstrates that this belief is immune to all evidence to the contrary. The US military has now reached the point that Secretary of Defense Hagel deactivated both the A-10 close support fighter and the U-2 spy plane in favor of the operationally failed unmanned Global Hawk System. With the A-10 and U-2 went the last platforms for providing a human eye on what is happening on the ground.
The surveillance/sensor technology cannot see human footprints in the snow. Consequently, the drone technology concluded that a mountain top was free of enemy and sent a detachment of unsuspecting SEALS to be shot up. Still insisting no enemy present, a second group of SEALS were sent to be shot up, and then a detachment of Army Rangers. Finally, an A-10 pilot flew over the scene and reported the enemy’s presence in force.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on March 24, 2015.

France Leads the Way on the ‘War on Cash’

In a stunningly despotic move, France has launched severe new restrictions on cash transactions. After September 2015, French residents cannot make cash payments of more than 1,000 euros, down from the current limit of 3,000. Foreign visitors’ cash payments will be capped at 10,000 euros rather than 15,000. Not only that, but any bank withdrawal of more than 10,000 euros per month will be reported to French authorities for good measure.
The claim is that these restrictions will help to fight terrorism. French Minister of Finance Michael Sapin pointed out that the terrorists who killed 17 people at Charlie Hebdo and a Parisian food store partially used cash to finance their attack.
Of course, the terrorists relied on more than just cash. They also used consumer loans and illegal trafficking of goods. The new restrictions aren’t a means of preventing terrorism – they’re just one more way for the government to exert control over the banking system.
Joseph Salerno, Academic Vice President of the Mises Institute, had this to say about the ‘war on cash’:

This post was published at Schiffgold on MARCH 25, 2015.

Another Middle East War Breaks Out: US-Supported Saudi Arabia Begins Bombing Yemen, Tanks Cross Border

Earlier today we reported that, on very short notice, Saudi Arabia had moved heavy military equipment including artillery to areas near its border with Yemen, “raising the risk that the Middle East’s top oil power will be drawn into the worsening Yemeni conflict.” In other words, Saudi Arabia was preparing for war.
Shortly thereafter, but before Yemen’s president bravely fled the country over fears of the Houthi rebel advance, Yemen’s foreign minister called for Arab military intervention against advancing Shiite rebels.
As we explicitly warned, “the conflict risked spiraling into a proxy war with Shi’ite Iran backing the Houthis, whose leaders adhere Shi’ite Islam, and Saudi Arabia and the other regional Sunni Muslim monarchies backing Hadi.”
Moments ago all these warnings were borne out when Al-Arabiya reported that the latest middle-east war is now official after Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf States had launched a bombing campaign against Yemen.
More details:
#BreakingNews: #Saudi warplanes bomb Houthi positions in #Yemen — Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 25, 2015

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/25/2015.

Soldier Exchanged By Obama For 5 Taliban Captives Charged With Desertion

Back in May 2014, Obama shocked much of America when, in stark rejection of long-standing US policy not to negotiate with “terrorists”, he agreed to exchange Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo. The prisoner exchange further raised eyebrows when it was suggested that Bergdahl hardly deserved such an executive action because he was captured only because he had deserted his post: a treason-worthy offense.
Naturally, the administration scrambled to defend the exchange: as Breitbart reports, back then National Security Advisor Susan Rice defended the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the June 1, 2014 broadcast of ABC’s ‘This Week’ by saying Bergdahl ‘served the United States with honor and distinction.’
Regarding the desertion allegations, she said Bergdahl, ‘served the United States with honor and distinction. And we’ll have the opportunity eventually to learn what has transpired in the past years.’ Rice also said that ‘assurances relating to the movement, the activities, the monitoring of those detainees [released in exchange for Bergdahl] give us confidence that they cannot and, in all likelihood, will not pose a significant risk to the United States. And that it is in our national interests that this transfer had been made.’
All of this followed what Obama’s presidency has truly excelled at: a photo op.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/25/2015.

03.25.2015: Germanwings plane crash another MH-17 type takedown???

The following video was published by Paul Sandhu on Mar 25, 2015
The crash of the Germanwings (Lufthansa owned) Airbus A320 airliner is very suspicious. In this video I draw attention to the many unusual and even unprecedented events that preceded the crash that have never been observed before. Here’s a quote from an aviation expert:
“It is a highly unusual event,’ said David Learmount, head of air-safety at Flight Global Group Inc. ‘For a modern short-haul airliner to develop — in the cruise phase of flight — problems the crew cannot deal with is almost unheard of.’

This Is What It’s Like to Get Pulled over for Expired Tags in Police State USA 2015

My friend and coworker at The Daily Sheeple Lily Dane was terrified tonight after police pulled her over for the high crime of expired tags and it turned into a bullying session that lasted over an hour and that apparently required four cop cars and SIX POLICE.
I guess because we have this many officers and not a lot of actual, dangerous crime going on, they’ve got to justify their jobs somehow… This isn’t protecting and serving. It’s extortion.
Although the initial female officer seemed cordial and made the situation out to be no big deal, her male partner decided to turn the situation into a long, drawn-out bullying session and called Lily a criminal because she ‘broke the law’ (as if all laws are equal and someone with expired tags is on par with, say, a rapist or baby killer), even though Lily has no criminal history and had done nothing wrong at that point other than having expired tags (except, perhaps, maybe for speaking out and being politically active against the police state online as an alternative media journalist).

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on March 25th, 2015.

China kicking Obama’s Ass

Obama will go down as perhaps the worst President at least since 1900 if not ever. He has torn apart the entire fabric of world peace and whoever has made any decisions in global strategy seem to be some sort of Megalomaniac. Russia has developed planes to ensure they can directly bomb the USA and Obama is more concerned about golf outing with Tiger Woods.
On the financial front, China is moving strategically to create an alternative to the dollar-based world where it controls the World Bank and IMF. The US government has suffered a setback in its geopolitical financial ambitions on every front with Obama at the helm. Now the UK, Germany, France and Italy all have agreed to participate in the new Chinese Development Bank aIIb. The bank is regarded by Washington as a rival to the World Bank. Australia and South Korea are also likely to join the Chinese.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on March 25, 2015.

ISIS Releases City ‘Kill List': Most Towns Included Make Sense to No One

Talk about a psyop. More ISIS fear porn, anyone?
In an ongoing bid to scare the public with propaganda direct from our government’s own creation, it is being publicized in the mainstream media that the Pentagon has responded to what has been dubbed ISIS’s ‘kill list.’
The newly released list includes a multitude of US cities, many of which make no sense unless I’m just not seeing it because I’m not a government funded and trained terrorist.
Here’s the list of cities by state (via News Channel 10 out of Amarillo, Texas):
Texas: Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Kileen
Indiana: Michigan City, Bolivar
Michigan: Dearborn Heights, Lake Orion
Connecticut: Barkhamsted, Manchester
Nevada: Reno
Georgia: Griffin
Maryland: Upper Marlboro, Warrensburg, Lexington Park
Arizona: Phoenix
Louisiana: Shreveport, Bossier City
South Carolina: Daniel Island, Charleston

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on March 25th, 2015.

Putin Security Council Slams Obama Attempts At “New World Order”

Moscow – which may or may not have to nuke Denmark – says the US has adopted a national security strategy that is decidedly anti-Russian. Although attempts to prove how ‘isolated’ Putin truly is on the geopolitical stage haven’t fared very well of late (what with Russian bombers refueling at former U. S. air bases and Putin plotting Eurasian currency unions) and although Washington’s experience with China’s AIIB membership drive seems to indicate it may be the US that is in fact isolated, The Kremlin doesn’t think The White House is likely to give up on its attempts to ostracize Russia any time soon.
From a Russian Security Council statement entitled “About The US National Security Strategy“:
In the long term, the United States, in cooperation with its allies will continue the policy of political and economic isolation of Russia, including limiting its ability to export energy and the displacement of all markets for military products, while making it difficult for the production of high-tech products in Russia.
Putin’s security council then proceeds to deliver a remarkably accurate description of Washington’s foreign policy aims including the desire to show off NATO military capabilities (on full display along the Russian border currently), installing puppet governments and propping them up with financial and military support (which is precisely what’s going on now in Ukraine as the US is set to provide military assistance and also financial assistance via a Ukrainian bond issue back by the full faith and credit of the US government), and preserving US hegemony by taking unilateral action across the globe at Washington’s behest (something the US does all the time):

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/25/2015.

So About Your Medical Records (Again)

I have repeatedly warned, going back to before Obamacare was passed, that “electronic” medical records are dangerous. They’re dangerous not only to your wallet, because they give all sorts of commercial interests access to data that is none of their damn business but can be (and will be) used to disadvantage you (and that’s perfectly legal, as the law stands right now) but in addition the privacy implications when (not if) breaches of security occur are extraordinarily severe.
In point of fact your medical records should be yours — not your doctor’s, not the hospital’s and not the insurance company’s. Yours, period, end of discussion.
That means you possess them. You choose who has access to them, why, and for how long. You have the right to not only revoke that permission but insist on their destruction and certification of same, with strong criminal and civil penalties for violations.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-03-25.

Please Listen to JB-SFC
Even if you only listen to the first 10 minutes of last night’s program, please take the time to do so. The “Minsk Agreements” for peace in Ukraine are soon to be dead, completely nullified by recent political actions in Kiev.
It is extremely important that you understand what has happened and John and Steve discuss these details in the first segment of last evening’s discussion. The Minsk Agreements, so urgently cobbled together by Merkel and Hollande last month, allow for the following steps to be made for a cease fire and lasting peace in Ukraine:
The immediate withdrawal of heavy artillery from the front lines of SE Ukraine A political agreement that called upon Kiev to negotiate with representatives of The Donbass These negotiations would seek to give The Donbass a “special status” but remain within Ukraine and governed by Kiev Finally, there would be votes taken in eastern Ukraine to elect local authorities under national Ukrainian law However, late last week, the government in Kiev passed new, additional legislation that said, in effect, that none of the steps outlined above per Minsk would be undertaken until the Donbass leaders surrendered to Kiev. This resolution out of Kiev referred to The Donbass as “occupied territory” and assured that no discussion, no elections and no special status would be granted until said surrender took place.

This post was published at TF Metals Report on March 25, 2015.