The following video was published by Paul Sandhu on Jan 20, 2015
SENTINEL, OK – Police performed a no-knock raid on an innocent man’s home because of a hoax phone call, leading to the town’s police chief being shot.
The apparent ‘swatting’ was initiated with a bomb threat placed to 9-1-1 on the morning of Thursday, January 15th, 2015. Police wasted no time investigating before assembling a team to perform a no-knock raid on the home of the man suspected of placing the 4:00 a.m. call: 29-year-old Dallas Horton, a man who enjoys firearms and decorates his home with signage about zombies.
Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross led the raid himself, accompanied by deputies from the Washita County Sheriff’s Office.
As many as five police officers kicked down the door to Mr. Horton’s ranch home and began entering the bedrooms. The unsuspecting Mr. Horton awoke, picked up a gun and opened fire, evidently thinking he was being attacked by criminal home invaders.
‘They made entry, cleared the first bedroom, started to clear the second bedroom, he opened fire on police and shot our chief three times in the chest and once in the arm,’ Sentinel Mayor Sam Dlugonskitold KFOR.
Chief Louis survived, with injuries, thanks to his bullet-proof vest. Mr. Horton, too, survived and was taken into custody.
Mr. Horton was subjected to a lengthy interrogation about his beliefs and political opinions expressed on Facebook. His home was searched exhaustively but produced no evidence of explosives.
This post was published at Police State USA on January 20, 2015.
It seems like an eternity ago when Obama delivered the following extensively choreographed “Statement by the President on ISIL“, in which he praised US anti-terrorist tactics, giving Yemen and its “partners” as an example of “successful” US foreign intervention. To wit:
Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL. And any time we take military action, there are risks involved — especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions. But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil. This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years. And it is consistent with the approach I outlined earlier this year: to use force against anyone who threatens America’s core interests, but to mobilize partners wherever possible to address broader challenges to international order. He may want to scrub that statement because just 4 months after reading that from the Teleprompter, America’s “partners on the Yemen front lines” have officially fled quietly into that good night, abandoning the control of the nation to local Shiite militiamen.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/20/2015.
Having noted that voter angst has been riled, propagandized, and fear-mongered to the point at which the most pressing priority for Congress is to ‘fix’ terrorism, it is perhaps not entirely surprising that we discover – deep down in the archives – that giving the public someone to ‘hate’ as opposed tosomething may have been an entire fiction. As The New York Times exposed in 2007, Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi, the titular head of the Islamic State, according to Brigadier General Kevin Bergner – the chief American military spokesman at the time – never existed (and was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima).
Via The New York Times (2007),
For more than a year, the leader of one the most notorious insurgent groups in Iraq was said to be a mysterious Iraqi named Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi.
As the titular head of the Islamic State in Iraq, an organization publicly backed by Al Qaeda, Baghdadi issued a steady stream of incendiary pronouncements. Despite claims by Iraqi officials that he had been killed in May, Baghdadi appeared to have persevered unscathed.
On Wednesday, a senior American military spokesman provided a new explanation for Baghdadi’s ability to escape attack: He never existed.
Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/20/2015 –.
In our post-Vietnam era, America vowed to never under appreciate the sacrifices that the men and women in uniform make whose service keeps us safe. However, the nation’s undying gratitude seems to be evaporating. Since Obama has become the President, the military has suffered through several years of staggering cuts in funding and tens of thousands of military personnel have been shown the door. Many of these cuts are being visited upon military personnel who were near retirement. After 13 years of being embroiled in war, many soldiers feel that that military has been set adrift and lost all direction and purpose. Upon further examination, it is clear that Obama’s mission with regard to our military is to dismantle and destroy its fighting effectiveness, bit by bit.
Low Morale: Overworked, Underpaid and Undervalued The Military Times recently ran a survey of active-duty troops who have subsequently reported a stunning decline in how soldiers rated their overall quality of life. Prior to Obama, 91% of the troops reported their quality of life to be good or excellent. In the most recent survey, only 56% still refer to their military lives good or excellent.
According to the survey, before Obama became President, 85% of the troops would recommend a military career to others. Today, that number has dropped to 73%. Re-enlistment rates have declined by 9% (72% to 63%), despite the horrendous domestic job market.
U. S. marine, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. Tahmooressi was imprisoned by Mexican authorities in March of 2014 after accidentally straying into Mexican territory while driving along a poorly lit section of the border and was found to be in possession of firearms, illegal under Mexican law, but was permitted under United States law. Obama allowed Sgt. Tahmooressi to rot in a Mexican prison for over 6 months without mounting a serious effort to seek his return. This has a deleterious impact on morale due to a President who would leave him behind. Is this case a deliberate attack upon the morale of American soldiers by this President?
This post was published at The Common Sense Show on January 20, 2015.
The following video was published by RT on Jan 20, 2015
In this episode of the Keiser Report from Mexico City, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss Aristotle trending, lands of opportunity and GM hiring. In the second half, Max interviews philosopher and television presenter, Pablo Boullosa, about the state of the Mexican economy and society and how to solve the ever-increasing drug violence.
US involvement in Iraq War 3.0 was initially sold as a limited, humanitarian rescue operation to save members of a religious minority the administration claimed were threatened by ISIS’s long march through northern Iraq. Who could object to rescuing a poor religious minority without sounding like a complete monster?
As expected, many otherwise suspicious of the use of military force in the US embraced this mission as an example of how the US military can be used as a force for good. Principled non-interventionists found themselves surrounded on all sides by those clamoring for a humanitarian rescue mission. Opposition having been mostly neutralized, the mission, of course, was launched.
The foot was in the door.
Soon we were told that the operation needed to expand a bit to protect US diplomatic and military facilities in northern Iraq from the marauding hordes of ISIS. Who could object to using the military to protect US diplomatic and military personnel? Skeptics were accused of not caring about American citizens or perhaps even wishing them harm. No thought was given to simply evacuating US government personnel from northern Iraq in the face of danger, as the US did recently in Libya when US-sponsored ‘liberation’ didn’t work out as planned and terrorists took over the country.
Then, in September 2014, we were told by the president that ISIS was the ‘greatest threat’ to the American people and the military operation had to be expanded to include more airstrikes designed to, in the president’s words, ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ ISIS. This mission could be accomplished solely through airstrikes, he said, there would be no question of US boots again on the ground in Iraq.
This post was published at Lew Rockwell on January 19, 2015.
A bill introduced in the Virginia assembly would take the next step in stopping illegal federal kidnapping under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Virginia stood alone and passed the first bill in the country addressing detention provisions written into the NDAA in 2012. That law forbids state agencies, in some situations, from cooperating with any federal attempts to exercise the indefinite detention provisions written into sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
HB2144, sponsored by Del. Benjamin L. Cline (R – House District 24), takes things two steps beyond simply refusing to cooperate with the federal agents in the event of indefinite detention in Virginia. This bill turns the tables and systematically creates the type of leverage and attention D. C. would not want public if it refuses to cooperate with the state of Virginia.
This legislation would require two things from the feds if it detains a U. S. citizen in the state of Virginia.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 19th, 2015.
People are unaware of the vast scope of human experimentation in America.
Here are just a few examples:
The entire field of psychiatry, which offers 300 so-called mental disorders for diagnosis and drugging, is a pseudoscience, because none of those mental disorders has a defining physical diagnostic test. No blood test, no urine test, no brain scan, no genetic assay.
The entire area of biotech manipulation of food crops, in which genes from one species are inserted into another; the FDA originally approved GMO crops on the basis that it was the biotech industry’s responsibility to assure safety and no health risk.
Every year in the US, the medical system kills 225,000 people. (See B. Starfield, JAMA, July 26, 2000, ‘Is US health really the best in the world?’) Of those 225,000 deaths, 106,000 are caused by FDA-approved drugs. This means that, once the drugs are approved, everything that then happens to the public is one grand uncontrolled experiment.
The entire area of vaccines; although numerous ‘experts’ proclaim serious adverse reactions are rare, the system for counting reactions is broken. Barbara Loe Fisher, of the National Vaccine Information Center, has reasonably pegged the annual number of severe adverse effects at between 100,000 and 1.2 million.
As I said, these are just a few examples. There are others. For instance, the entire experiment involving spraying chemical substances near the ground and high above the ground, which includes weather control and manipulation.
Here is a largely forgotten 1994 document that adds fuel to this conflagration…
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 19, 2015.
APPLE VALLEY, MN – The project leader of the controversial film, ‘Gray State,’ along with his wife and daughter, were found dead in their home in what authorities have labeled an ‘apparent murder-suicide.’
The bodies of David Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter were discovered lying in their home by a neighbor.
The Crowley family had not been seen since before Christmas, and neighbors assumed that they were on an extended vacation. Neighbor Collin Prochnow said he grew concerned when packages piled up on the couple’s doorstep and he heard a dog barking inside.
When he looked in the window on the morning of January 18th, 2015, the grim discovery was made. It was reported that the bodies appeared to have been inside for weeks before being discovered. Christmas lights were still illuminated and presents were left unopened under the Christmas tree.
Mr. Prochnow told KARE-11 News that he ‘Never heard any yelling, never heard any screaming, a husband and wife fight or anything like that.’
One neighbor told CBS News that the Crowleys were a ‘picture perfect family.’
A statement from the Apple Valley Police Department called it ‘an apparent murder-suicide.’
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation, and told the Daily Mail that they are treating the death as ‘suspicious.’
This post was published at Police State USA on January 19, 2015.
They Live, We Sleep: How the Control of Data Allows an Invisible Government to Rule in Secret In the prescient and unsettling-but-realistically-surreal alter-reality 1988 cult classic They Live directed by John Carpenter, there are many clues about the real life police state scientific dictatorship we’re all living under today.
Before the pivotal, iconic turning point when Rowdy Roddy Piper first puts on the Hoffman sunglasses and sees the very first subliminal billboard to ‘Obey,’ there is another subtle message for the police state technocracy to come…
The regular billboard – before revealing the hidden message ‘Obey’ – carries an advertisement for a company called ‘Control Data’ and reads, ‘We’re creating the transparent computing environment.’
Via Wikipedia: ‘Control Data Corporation (CDC) was a supercomputer firm. CDC was one of the nine major United States computer companies through most of the 1960s; the others were IBM, Burroughs Corporation, DEC, NCR, General Electric, Honeywell, RCA, and UNIVAC. CDC was well-known and highly regarded throughout the industry at the time.’
During the sixties, CDC created what were considered the fastest computers in the world at the time.
‘We’re creating the transparent computing environment…’
What sad irony when considered in the context of a movie where an alien race is using that same ‘transparent’ system to control everyone’s minds through frequency manipulation and subliminal messages.
Control [of] Data, yes?
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on January 19th, 2015.
21st Century Wire says…
You’ve probably heard of the medical and drug experiments for cash (helping thousands of Aussies and Kiwis in London annually to travel the world), but here’s a galactic twist: 70 days in a ‘deep space’ sleep pod?
What are the risks? There are many in fact, like loss of muscle tissue, pressure soars, bladder and urinary irregularities, depression, delirium, and sleep pattern disorders.
A bizarre sales pitch to say the least, but probably fitting for a number of qualified couch potatoes across the US.
(Beware of the fine print though… ‘bone marrow, and blood tests’, etc)
Usually at some point during the day (and for some of us, multiple points) we find ourselves wishing we could abandon our responsibilities to return back to our beds to live out the rest of the day under a quiet fortress of blankets.
Despite the guilt of chronic laziness, a day in bed sounds pretty relaxing – if only we could financially support ourselves by doing so.
Turns out, NASA might have the answer we’re all looking for – although it might require a little more relaxation than originally imagined…
This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 19, 2015.
Turkey’s Role in Washington’s East Turkestan Project Exposed, Aliyev Turns to Erdogan for Support Amid War of Words with U. S. & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U. S.-dominated NATO, its GCC proxies, Russia, China and other regional players.
Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was rocked by several terrorist attacks last year. One of these attacks, the double suicide car bombing in May, which left 43 people dead and more than 90 injured, prompted the Chinese government to launch a one-year-long no-holds-barred anti-terror campaign. Especially Xinjiang’s Uyghur population is suffering from the anti-terror campaign and Western media outlets lose no opportunity to draw attention to the plight of the Uyghurs. In recent weeks, much of the reporting has focused on Urumqi’s burqa ban. Last month, the capital of Xinjiang banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public and legislators approved the regulation a few days ago but it is not clear when it will take effect. Faced with mounting criticism, Beijing is using all available means to prevent the usual suspects from continuing with their propaganda campaign against China. The Chinese authorities are fed up with the “biased reporting,” which highlights government repression of Uyghurs and tries to blame all violence in Xinjiang on “China’s hostile policy”:
Police in China shoot dead six in restive Xinjiang A group of “mobsters” on Monday tried to set off an explosive device in a business district in China’s troubled western region of Xinjiang, prompting police to shoot six of them dead, the local government said.
Police in Shule county, south of the old Silk Road city of Kashgar, had acted on a tip-off about “a suspicious person carrying an explosive device”, the Xinjiang government said on its official news website.
China’s allegations were an “excuse to cover up the excessive use of force”, said Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for exile group the World Uyghur Congress.
“China’s hostile policy will only provoke more turbulence there,” he said in emailed comments.
This post was published at Boiling Frogs Post on January 19, 2015.
In what Yemen’s information minister described as an “attempted coup” Shia Houthi rebels (backed by Hizbollah and Iran) have surrounded the Yemeni Presidential Palace putting them, as The Telegraph reports, in direct confrontation with al-Qaeda and the Yemen government. Amid hopes of a compromise deal or cease-fire in the conflict that has been under way since September when the Houthis swept into Sana’a, the latest reports are the nation has gone from bad to worse…
YEMENI PM SAID SURROUNDED BY HOUTHI MILITIAS: CNN YEMEN INFORMATION MINISTER SAYS GOVERNMENT HAS LOST CONTROL OVER COUNTRY — CNN Oil prices, interestingly, fell on the increasing tensions today – as we pre-suppose the market is pricing in a successful coup – and the ensuing pump-fest of supply (at any price – just give us revenues) will trump Yelemni tribes threats to cut off supply if the President is harmed.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/19/2015.
‘The targets of modern mind control are always described in terms of medical treatment, alleviation of suffering, and healing. What else would you expect? A stark mission statement about population control and intentional shrinking of brain function? No, this op inevitably falls under ‘greatest good for the greatest number’. The promoted premise is: less effort, less pain, more happiness. A gift given to the essentially passive human being. That formulation itself is a version of mind control. The hero and the rebel are replaced by the semi-satisfied and quiescent android.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Here’s a research project that tells you something about where mind control is going. From MIT News, 8/27/14:
‘The findings, described in the Aug. 27 issue of Nature, demonstrated that a neuronal circuit connecting the hippocampus and the amygdala plays a critical role in associating emotion with memory. This circuit could offer a target for new drugs to help treat conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers say.
”In the future, one may be able to develop methods that help people to remember positive memories more strongly than negative ones,’ says Susumu Tonegawa, the Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, director of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, and senior author of the paper.’
Translation: blot out emotions connected with memories.
Tinker with memory, re-program neurons, change brain chemistry…these are the hallmarks of modern efforts to condition human life.
The science is spotty, to say the least, but the effort is enormous, and the direction is clear.
If you stacked up all the social sciences, and biology and physics and chemistry, as well as psychology and psychiatry…and even if you went out to the fringes of academia, where the so-called dissidents live…you would encounter scenarios about life as programming.
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 19, 2015.
Only the Sheeple Are Sane
This post is about an issue that is by now a bit dated (though the topic as such certainly isn’t), but we have only just become aware of it and it seemed to us worth rescuing it from the memory hole. In late 2013, the then newest issue of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short) defined a new mental illness, the so-called ‘oppositional defiant disorder’ or ODD.
As TheMindUnleashed.org informs us, the definition of this new mental illness essentially amounts to declaring any non-conformity and questioning of authority as a form of insanity. According to the manual, ODD is defined as:
[…] an ‘ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,’ symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.
In short, as Natural News put it: According to US psychiatrists, only the sheeple are sane.
Every time a new issue of the DSM appears, the number of mental disorders grows – and this growth is exponential. A century ago there were essentially 7 disorders, 80 years ago there were 59, 50 years ago there were 130, and by 2010 there were 374 (77 of which were ‘found’ in just seven years). A prominent critic of this over-diagnosing (and the associated over-medication trend) is psychologist Dr. Paula Caplan. Here is an interview with her:
This post was published at Acting-Man on January 19, 2015.
The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has, according to AP, been found dead in his apartment, authorities said on Monday. As The Times of Israel reports, Alberto Nisman, 51, was discovered, by his mother, in a pool of blood in the bathroom on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the head, hours before he was set to testify before lawmakers on his accusations of the cover-up. Coincidence we are sure, but police are investigating and Argentinian media reported that they had initially ruled the death a likely suicide but we note that The Clarin daily reported just a few days earlier that Nisman had told the newspaper, “I could end up dead because of this,” and in a separate TV interview, had also been considering increasing his security detail.
As AP reports,
The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has been found dead in his apartment, authorities said on Monday. Alberto Nisman, who had been delving into the blast at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people, said last Wednesday Fernandez had opened a secret back channel to a group of Iranians suspected of planting the bomb.
He had said the scheme intended to clear the suspects so Argentina could start swapping grains for much-needed oil from Iran, which denies any connection with the bombing.
“Alberto Nisman was found dead on Sunday night in his flat on the 13th floor of the tower Le Parc, in the Buenos Aires district of Puerto Madero,” the Argentine Security Ministry said in a statement.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/19/2015.
The precarious “game theory” equilibrium that worked for decades while OPEC was still a functioning cartel is unwinding before everyone’s eyes. Just as Saudi Arabia accurately anticipated, the lower the price of crude goes, the more both OPEC members and their non-OPEC peers (especially shale companies funded by hundreds of billion in junk bonds) will have to produce in order to keep their budgeted revenues roughly in line (and keep creditors happy for the time being) in the process setting off an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies and production capacity declines, which take about 6-12 months after the price plunge to materialize. Case in point: the country formerly known as Iraq (and now better known as that region around the Tigris and the Euphrates that does not belong to ISIS) is pumping crude at a record pace and will continue to boost exports this year, its Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said.
Those who were rushing to buy Brent on its latest intraday Friday spike, and are wondering why it is back below $50, here is the reason: “The average for Iraqi crude output is 4 million barrels a day, which is a historical record,’ Abdul Mahdi said at a news conference after meeting his Turkish counterpart, Taner Yildiz, in Baghdad. Exports from Iraq will rise to 3.3 million barrels a day this year, boosted by oil from the Kurdish region, Abdul Mahdi said.
Bloomberg reminds us that Iraq’s central government reached an accord last month with the Kurds to allow increased oil exports through Turkey. Oil prices have fallen about 56 percent since June amid a supply surplus on global markets. That, and also unknown numbers of ISIS crude barrells being transported via illegal channels through Turkey and onward to unknown end-buyers, most of which operated shrouded in secrecy.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 01/19/2015 –.
21st Century Wire says…
The relationship between the CIA and organized crime is a well-established one. The overlap between Washington’s covert operations and the mafia’s black market business interests seems to be a fertile environment for trading and profiting off drugs, vice, arms, extortion, protection, contract killing, double-crossing and most importantly, avoiding any prying eyes.
Before its revolution which ended in 1959, Cuba was the offshore playground for both the CIA and a number of organized crime families. That’s where the story begins…
According to recently declassified documents: ‘The CIA conspired with a Chicago gangster described as ‘the chieftain of the Cosa Nostra and the successor to Al Capone’ in a bungled 1960 attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba’s communist revolution, according to classified documents published by the agency yesterday. The disclosure is contained in a 702-page CIA dossier known as the ‘Family Jewels’ compiled at the behest of then agency director James Schlesinger in 1973. According to a memo written at the time, the purpose of the dossier was to identify all current and past CIA activities that ‘conflict with the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947′ – and were, in other words, illegal. The dossier covers operations including domestic surveillance, kidnapping, infiltration of anti-war movements, and the bugging of leading journalists. But its detailed information on assassination attempts against foreign leaders is likely to attract most attention.’
The CIA and the Mafia have more in common than not: both enjoy working in the dark, and both enjoy a legal status which is mostly above the law.
This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 18, 2015.