Weapons Went From The CIA To ISIS In Less Than Two Months, New Study Reveals

Mainstream media in 2013: “Conspiracy Theorists!” Mainstream media in 2017: “ISIS Got a Powerful Missile the CIA Bought!” Years late to the party, mainstream media outlets like USA Today, Reuters, and Buzzfeed are just out with “breaking” and “exclusive” stories detailing how a vast arsenal of weapons sent to Syria by the CIA in cooperation with US allies fuelled the rapid growth of ISIS. Buzzfeed’s story entitled, Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria, begins by referencing “a new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group.”
The original study that Buzzfeed and other media are referencing comes from a UK-based independent weapons research organization called Conflict Armament Research (CAR) which has had a team of weapons and munitions experts on the ground in the Middle East for years examining arms and equipment recovered from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Using serial numbers, crate shipping markings, and all available forensics data, the CAR experts began finding that as early as 2013 to 2014 much of the Islamic State’s advanced weapons systems as well as small arms were clearly sourced to the United States and the West.
‘Supplies of materiel into the Syrian conflict from foreign parties – notably the United States and Saudi Arabia – have indirectly allowed IS to obtain substantial quantities of anti-armor ammunition,’ states the CAR report. ‘These weapons include anti-tank guided weapons and several varieties of rocket with tandem warheads, which are designed to defeat modern reactive armor.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 15, 2017.

CNN Desperate to Overthrow the US Government

CNN, who claims to be Most Trusted Name in News™, has demonstrated that they are by no means to be trusted nor are they ever impartial. They are never reporting the news, they try so desperately to make the news.
CNN, along with MSNBC and CBS, have shown the entire world that the American Mainstream Media is nothing but ranting propaganda. The spectacle before the entire world came last Friday. CNN devoted 12 straight minutes to declare they had the exclusive bombshell that would get rid of Trump once and for all. They reported that they had an email which proved that WikiLeaks had secretly offered the Trump campaign, even to Donald Trump himself, special access to the Democratic National Committee emails BEFORE they were published on the internet. CNN reported that this would prove a conspiracy between the Trump family and WikiLeaks. Of course, they have also declared that WikiLeaks was an ‘arm of Russian intelligence,’ and therefore Trump had a direct personal link to Putin.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Dec 14, 2017.

Wall Street Journal: “Steve Bannon Is For Losers”

Most of the mainstream media seems to be under the impression this morning that Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate because he identified as a conservative, or because he was backed by Bannon or because Albamians suddenly decided to reject “Trumpism.” The irony here, of course, is that the one thing they DON’T seem to be interested in attributing Moore’s loss to is his past relationships with underage girls…which is the only thing they DID want to talk about up until this morning.
Therefore, it should probably come as no surprise that the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has now weighed in on the topic and come to the conclusion that Moore lost because “Bannon is for losers.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 13, 2017.

Roy Moore’s Loss in Alabama: A Victory for the Young Girls of America

As mainstream media sees it, Roy Moore’s stunning special election loss yesterday in red-state Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones is all about narrowing Republican control in the U. S. Senate; or it’s about Trump’s inability to boost a fellow Republican; or it’s an early warning for Republicans as to how they will fare in the 2018 midterm elections.
But if the media could pull itself out of the 24/7 political swamp for a moment and broaden our nation’s horizon past 2018, we might consider the impact that last night’s events will have on the lives of the women who had the courage to come forward and accuse Roy Moore of sexually molesting them when they were young girls and its impact on the next generation of American girls who desperately need and deserve less hostile work environments in our so-called ‘democracy’ when it’s their time to join the workforce.
From television news to Hollywood to Congress to the Oval Office, women have boldly said this year that enough is enough. They have risked their careers and backlash and lawsuits and revealed their sexual attackers, even after they had signed those barbaric gag orders as part of a settlement to shield their attackers from public disclosure. They have brought one of America’s darkest secrets of how women are routinely sexually demeaned in the workplace and ‘kept in their place’ into the disinfecting sunshine of public scrutiny. That courage has inspired a long-overdue national debate on what America really stands for and if it is genuinely a beacon of hope to the world.
Putting a man like Donald Trump in the White House after he was caught on an Access Hollywood video admitting to grabbing women in their genital area and bragging that he could get away with it because he was a celebrity has only added more fuel to the burning question of just how bright America’s beacon actually shines to the rest of the world.

This post was published at Wall Street On Parade on December 13, 2017.

A North Korean EMP Attack Can Create 90+ Fukushimas in the U.S.

First, a salute to All News Pipeline, where Stefan Stanford and Susan Duclos have been continuously releasing letters written by Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost American expert on the EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) threat against the U. S. Please visit All News Pipelineand read the latest two articles by Dr. Pry regarding North Korea’s definitive nuclear threat to the U. S., a threat the Mainstream Media (MSM) are either ignoring or downplaying: the former due to narcissistic arrogance, and the latter – a treasonous obfuscation of the facts.
Here are the articles’ titles, so that you can refer to them:
North Korea could win the Nuclear War! This is how one North Korean Nuclear-Armed Satellite Could Cripple the US Military and Lead to TEOTWAWKI, December 8, 2017. The Rules of the Game Have Changed! America’s Total Vulnerability to this Existential Threat Shows How Fake News Could Help Turn America into a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland, December 9, 2017. These articles are replete with useful information and diagrams showing the orbital trajectory of the North Korean satellites that pass over the continental U. S. daily, and multiple times apiece. The first article explains how the North Koreans can win a nuclear war with the United States by striking first with an EMP: it goes into detail about how such a strike would negate our infrastructure and response. The second article gives information about the history of EMP tests over the past decades, and the media complicity in covering up the threats posed by several nations.
There is another thing besides Dr. Pry’s warnings that needs to be taken into consideration, and that is America’s Nuclear Power Plants and supplies of spent fuel rods. Here is a photo of the Nuclear Power Plants across the United States:

This post was published at shtfplan on December 11th, 2017.

UK Government’s ‘Free Syrian’ Rabbit Hole: Afshin Rattansi Interviews Vanessa Beeley on Going Underground

Over the past four years, the UK government has poured over 200 million of tax payer funds into a failed proxy military intervention and illegal shadow state-building project in Syria. This week, the penny finally dropped…
Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi speaks to guest Vanessa Beeley from 21WIRE about our recent story which forced the government and mainstream media to take evasive action, closing ranks in order to cover-up a wider scandal involving UK Foreign Office funding for the White Helmets and Nusra Front terrorist affiliates in Syria.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on DECEMBER 10, 2017.

HERE’S PROOF THAT 91 PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS ARE CLUELESS DUPES BECAUSE ALL THEY WATCH AND READ IS FAKE NEWS

As we have regularly documented on this site, the so-called ‘mainstream media’ is replete with hucksters, frauds, liars, and phonies. In fact, truth be told, the vast majority of establishment media types are little more than far-Left hacks and shills for the Democratic Party.
That helps explain a rather remarkable finding in a recently-conducted survey by one of the very purveyors of misleading, false, and fake news: CBS News. [That wasn’t always the case, by the way, because CBS Newsused to employ crack investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson – who has reported the truth about the dangers of vaccines.] The network conducted a poll claiming that Americans were ‘split’ on the so-called ‘Russia’ investigation being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller (with a very Democrat-heavy, anti-Trump staff, by the way).
The poll found that most Republicans believe the Russian probe is nothing more than a politically-motivated witch hunt. But 91 percent of Democrats say that it’s a ‘serious matter’ that ought to worry President Donald J. Trump.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 9, 2017.

DNI Orders Changes To US “Unmasking” Policy

Remember how the mainstream media scoffed last spring when President Trump claimed the Obama administration spied on his campaign? As it turns out, Trump was right – the FISA Court authorized monitoring of Trump campaign aide Carter Page and, perhaps more egregiously, the FBI monitored Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort during and after the campaign. But still, few in the mainstream media have acknowledged this, preferring instead to stand by their original narrative.
Similarly, the mainstream media ignored Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice when she copped to authorizing the unmasking of Trump campaign officials in intelligence reports – an act of political retribution that Rice justified by claiming she was just trying to determine why a crown prince of the UAE was paying a clandestine visit to New York.
As it turns out, nearly a year after the scandal surrounding Rice’s unmasking, DNI Dan Coats – America’s top intelligence official – has ordered tighter restrictions on how the names of Americans kept secret in intelligence reports can be revealed during presidential transitions, according to documents seen by Reuters.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 8, 2017.

Blue Vs Red Slice – American Politics Explained Using Pizza

Remember how the mainstream media scoffed last spring when President Trump claimed the Obama administration spied on his campaign? As it turns out, Trump was right – the FISA Court authorized monitoring of Trump campaign aide Carter Page and, perhaps more egregiously, the FBI monitored Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort during and after the campaign. But still, few in the mainstream media have acknowledged this, preferring instead to stand by their original narrative.
Similarly, the mainstream media ignored Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice when she copped to authorizing the unmasking of Trump campaign officials in intelligence reports – an act of political retribution that Rice justified by claiming she was just trying to determine why a crown prince of the UAE was paying a clandestine visit to New York.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 8, 2017.

CNN Botches “Bombshell” Report “Proving” Collusion Between Trump Jr And Wikileaks

Cable news networks just can’t seem to get their facts straight when it comes to publishing purportedly damning reports about the Trump campaign’s efforts to ‘collude’ with the Russians.
Last week, ABC News suspended reporter Brian Ross after Ross reported that Mike Flynn had agreed to testify that Trump ordered him to reach out to the Russian government during the campaign – something that, if true, would’ve validated the mainstream media’s collusion narrative and potentially placed the president in serious legal jeopardy.
Shortly after publishing its initial report, ABC was forced to issue a crucial correction: Flynn actually planned to testify that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner ordered him to reach out to representatives of the Russian government during the transition. This changed the whole context from something that would’ve been overtly illegal to something much more mundane. The correction was issued – but not before the Dow shed 350 points.
Today, it was CNN’s turn to bungle a ‘bombshell’ concerning the Trump campaign and Wikileaks.
To wit, Trump’s favorite fake news network has issued a correction to a Friday morning ‘exclusive’ claiming that Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign staff received a directive from Wikileaks to download a trove of emails stolen from the DNC before those emails were made public. CNN initially claimed the Wikileaks email was dated Sept. 4 – ten days before the watchdog publicly released its filings.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 8, 2017.

Breaking: Roy Moore Accuser Beverly Young Nelson Admits She FORGED Her Yearbook As ABC News Reporter Openly Coaches Her

In what has become a bombshell admission, Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson has now openly admitted that she forged a portion of her infamous high school yearbook that was used as ‘proof’ of the disgusting accusations against the Alabama Senate candidate.
During an interview with ABC News, Nelson made the bombshell admission which was immediately glossed over by the mainstream media reporter who acted as if her admitting she forged at least part of the yearbook was no big deal.
As Breitbart reported, ‘In yet another blow to the credibility of ABC News, the disgraced, left-wing network downplayed the bombshell by presenting this admission of forgery as adding ‘notes’ to the inscription. Worse still, the reporter actually coaches Nelson, puts words in her mouth, downplay the enormous significance of her deceit.’
Beverly Young Nelson, one of the women accusing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, tells @GMA it ‘sickens’ her to think what might happen if Moore is elected. pic.twitter.com/lcp5OY4x3A
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 8, 2017

This post was published at shtfplan on December 8th, 2017.

The Collapse Of Media (And What You Can Do About It)

Authored by Nafeez Ahmed and Andrew Markell via CounterPunch.org,
When a system enters into the final stage of its deterioration – whether that is an institutional system, a state, an empire, or the human body – all the important information flows that support coherent communication breakdown. In this final stage, if this situation is not corrected the system will collapse and die.
It has become obvious to nearly everyone that we have reached this stage on the planet and in our democratic institutions. We see how the absolute dysfunction of the global information architecture? – ?represented in the intersection of mainstream media outlets, social technology platforms and giant digital aggregators? – ?is generating widespread apathy, despair, insanity and madness at a scale that is terrifying.
And we are right to be terrified, because this situation is paralyzing us from taking the action required to solve global and local challenges. While liberals fight conservatives and conservatives fight liberals we lose precious time.
While progressives fight government, the corporations and the super-rich we drown in despair. While philanthropists, fueled by their own certainty and wealth, fight for justice or equality or for some poor hamlet in Africa we become apathetic and distracted from the real source of the problem. And while the president fights everyone and everyone fights the president, the collective goes mad.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 5, 2017.

IN 24 HOURS, MULTIPLE FALSE MEDIA REPORTS CAUSE AN AIR STRIKE ON IRAN AND FINANCIAL MARKETS TO CRASH

Here is data showing how @ABC News crashed the market on fake news.
This is real.
This matters. pic.twitter.com/AaGKVlTYEO
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 2, 2017

Despite the fact that trust in the mainstream media is at an all-time low, reports from the media can still have major international repercussions – even when they are false. In fact, in just 24 hours, false media stories caused financial stocks to crash and led to an airstrike that could have provoked a war.
Former U. S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. ABC’s original report claimed that Donald Trump ordered Flynn to contact Russian officials during the 2016 election when he was still a candidate.
However, Trump actually ordered Flynn to contact the officials after he became president-elect. The original claim was made by ABC News Investigative Reporter Brian Ross, who said he was quoting an anonymous source. This method was used by the mainstream media throughout the election to push exaggerated claims with no evidence.
While ABC brushed off the mistake as nothing more than issuing a simple correction to one of their reports, the allegations from their ‘anonymous source’ had serious repercussions. Ross made the claim during a ‘Special Report’ from ABC News at 11 a.m. on Friday. Within minutes of the report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 350 points.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 5, 2017.

Will Macedonia Be Removed From The Map In 2018?

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review,
The future looks very grim for Macedonia as the newly installed pro-Western coup ‘government’ wastes no time in dismantling the country’s identity and selling out sovereignty to some of its hostile neighbors, both of which could have the cumulative effect of erasing what is constitutionally known as the Republic of Macedonia from the world map by sometime next year and replacing it with a domestically reconstituted ‘federalized’ (internally partitioned) entity internationally recognized by a ‘politically correct’ ‘compromise’ moniker.
Backdrop To The Balkans
The tiny South-Central Balkan country of the Republic of Macedonia is in dire straits right now, but most of Europe – let alone the rest of the world – has no idea that this is the case because the Mainstream Media narrative is that the state’s two-year-long political crisis was ‘resolved’ when the patriotic VMRO-DPMNE government of Nikola Gruevski was replaced in a ‘constitutional/electoral coup’ that followed Color Revolution and even Hybrid War provocations. The author wrote about this in a Sputnik piece at the time from May 2017 titled ‘The Macedonian Crisis Isn’t Over, and a Bigger Balkan One is Just Beginning’, and the reader should review that article and also skim through his Oriental Review & Sputnik archives on the topic if they’re not already familiar with the contextual backdrop of what happened and why.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 5, 2017.

Is President Trump’s Legal Team Preparing For An Imminent “Obstruction Of Justice” Charge?

President Trump set off a new wave of mainstream media outrage over the weekend when he publicly admitted that he was aware that Flynn had lied to the FBI and Vice President when he made the decision to fire him. Not surprisingly, the Left has used the admission to once again suggest that Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey for simply pursuing charges against someone who Trump himself already knew to be guilty.
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 4, 2017.

MSM Masterpiece Theatre: Claims of ‘800,000 Secret Documents About Assad’s War Crimes’

21st Century Wire says…
You can really tell the establishment are getting desperate when they start pushing out stories like this one – wildly creative tabloid tall tales, props included – all wrapped and packaged to look like news.
This latest installment of Mainstream Media Masterpiece Theatre is claiming that:
‘Papers reveal corpses stacked in hallways, bodies with eyes gouged out and unexplained disappearances.’

‘This innocuous room contains 800,000 pages of potential evidence to build a case that may lead to the most significant war crimes trial since Nuremberg.’
As it turns out, the man who drew the short straw and was asked to launder this story on extra-rinse cycle is none other than Ian Birrell, who has a tremendous set of awards to his name, but that might not be enough to prop-up this howler of story.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on DECEMBER 3, 2017.

Reports: Former Top FBI Agent Who Investigated Both Hillary And Trump Was A Hardcore Clinton Supporter Who Frequently Attacked Donald Trump

In yet another shocking example of the hardcore anti-Trump sentiment running through the very agencies who are ‘investigating’ the president, a former top FBI official who investigated both Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Trump’s supposed ties to Russia was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe after text messages surfaced between the official and his mistress that included overt anti-Trump political viewpoints.
The FBI agent, Peter Strzok, was deputy head of counterintelligence at the agency which put him in a position to be a ‘key player’ in the Hillary investigation as well as the probe into supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
That’s right, the man who the mainstream media admits was a key player in the Clinton investigation was a Hillary supporter the entire time. To make matters worse, after Trump won, Strzok was directly involved in the sham investigation into supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election in which his preferred candidate lost.
The Washington Post reported:
During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to the people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

This post was published at shtfplan on December 2nd, 2017.

Inside the Mind of Hillary Clinton

In her new book What Happened, Hillary Clinton explains why she lost the presidential election last year.
She blames sexism. She blames Trump’s outrageous conduct. She blames Vice President Joe Biden. She blames Obama. She blames Trump’s ‘deplorable’ supporters. She blames FBI Director James Comey and ‘those damn emails.’ She blames the Russians. She blames The New York Times and other media outlets which generally fawned over her campaign. She blames the laws of physics. She blames white women.
But, of course, she certainly didn’t blame Hillary Clinton. In this no mea culpa memoir, she explains it was many others, but not her. She was the victim of a series of electoral scams that denied her the presidency.
This is the relentless theme that Hillary Clinton sticks to through almost 500 pages in a flawed memoir of why she stunningly lost last year’s election.
Echoes of 1948 and 2000 The presidential election was a unique event; a once-in-our-lifetimes contest. It was an electoral earthquake; one in which Hillary Clinton copied the blunders of Thomas Dewey in 1948 and Al Gore in 2000. (In 1948, many pollsters stopped polling early in the campaign, convinced that President Truman had no chance for re-election. In 2000, we constantly heard in the mainstream media that George W. Bush was a human blank who would be easily bested by the ‘brilliant’ Gore. However, somehow Gore didn’t win the debates and later didn’t even win his home state of Tennessee.)

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on Dec 2, 2017.

Michael Flynn Charged With Lying To The FBI While Deep State Obama Operative James Clapper Is Allowed to Commit ‘Brazen Perjury’ On National TV

In what the entire mainstream media is reporting as a ‘bombshell’, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI about a series of legal conversations he had with the Russian ambassador that included talk on how better to take out ISIS.
‘The charging document states that Flynn made a false statement to the FBI when he stated that in December 2016 he did not ask Kislyak ‘to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day; and Flynn did not recall the Russian ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request,’ reported CNN.
In comparison, Obama and deep state operative James Clapper has committed open perjury multiple times over the years and literally nothing has happened to him. I guess being a globalist operative has its perks.

This post was published at shtfplan on December 1st, 2017.

The Internecine Deep State Conflict Moves to Stage Two

It now seems evident that the Neoliberal Camp of the U. S. Deep State is highly vulnerable on an individual basis. I’m reprinting the essay below for those interested, as nothing has emerged to change the conclusions. I tend to notice things like a year-old blog entry suddenly getting thousands of page views. The essay that received a surge of recent interest: Is the Deep State at War–With Itself? (December 13, 2016). That in itself reveals that the internecine war within America’s Deep State is if anything heating up as those attempting to hang a “Russian collusion” narrative on their Deep State opponents have failed to produce any proof of this collusion despite a year of effort. Then all of a sudden big political donor Harvey Weinstein gets taken down for behaviors that have been well-known within the circles of power for 20+ years. So what changed? Why did Mr. Weinstein’s protective wall suddenly fail after serving him so effectively for decades? But Mr. Weinstein was only the first to fall. Now high-profile figures across the mainstream media are toppling like dominoes. Doesn’t it seem a bit peculiar that all these Protected Privileged are suddenly being exposed, disgraced and removed from positions of influence and power? Maybe it’s just random coincidence, but I doubt it. It has the scent of an intentional covert campaign. It’s well known that the mainstream media and Hollywood has been in bed with the security agencies for decades, and so it seems non-random that suddenly all these big-shots have lost their Protected Privileged Status more or less at once.

This post was published at Charles Hugh Smith on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017.