Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war has just been given a violent and deadly shove into overdrive. Local volunteers are now going door-to-door and marking homes of suspected drug dealers with red X’s. The tyrannical leader of the Philippines has already slaughtered 10,000 people in his quest to crack down on drugs. Local administrative districts were given the orders to collect the data this spring and to provide lists of suspected drug offenders to the Philippine National Police. But these records are spreading new fear throughout poor communities already plagued by vigilantes and extrajudicial police killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. VICE News followed along as community volunteers in Payatas, on the outskirts of Metro Manila, spent their Sunday morning rounding up neighbors on the watch list to deliver them to local authorities. There’s been no word on whether the lists are accurate or not. Yet fears that this could lead to vengeful people simply adding their neighbors they dislike in an attempt to ‘get rid of them’ have surfaced.
This post was published at shtfplan on October 11th, 2017.
You are probably aware that you are incompletely informed about what is brewing in Myanmar, and you probably haven’t heard about the military coalition that is preparing to attack that country. And yet, as Thierry Meyssan reveals here, these current events have been in preparation by Riyadh and Washington since 2013. Don’t take sides before you read this article and digest the information. Pursuing its Grand Strategy of extending the theatre of war , the Pentagon is at the same time preparing the instrumentation of the Kurds in the Greater Middle East, a civil war in Venezuela and a war of attrition in the Philippines. However, these conflicts will have to wait for the implementation of a fourth theatre of operations – namely Burma, China’s next-door neighbour. During the meeting of the UN Security Council on 28 September, the US ambassador and several of her allies accused Myanmar’s coalition government of genocide . This loaded word – which, in European law, designates the massacre of a great number of people, but in US law applies to a method of killing, even if the criminal kills only one person – is enough for Washington to justify a war, with or without the backing of the Security Council, as we saw in Yugoslavia . The meeting of the Security Council was held at the request of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In order to make the facts correspond to their narrative, the United States, the United Kingdom and France, which had celebrated Aung San Suu Kyi and the Buddhist monks for their non-violent resistance to the dictatorship of the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) during the Saffron revolution in 2007 , simply redefined the Burmese army, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi , and all the Buddhists in the country  as ‘the bad guys’.
With every passing day, the Las Vegas police department releases new details about Stephen Paddock, the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U. S. history, who according to the latest update, spent decades stockpiling guns and living a ‘secret life’ and may have planned other attacks, including a car bombing, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said, after suggesting that it was only logical to ‘make the assumption’ that Stephen Paddock had ‘some help at some point’ in pulling off Sunday’s massacre. As evidence, Lombardo pointed to gunman Paddock’s huge arsenal, explosive materials found in his car and his meticulous planning. ‘What we know is Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood,’ the sheriff said. Lombardo also revealed that Paddock had an escape plan, even though he turned the gun on himself as police closed in on his suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Meanwhile, authorities are still searching for a motive. “Anything that would indicate this individual’s trigger point, that would cause him to do such harm, we haven’t understood it yet,” Lombardo told reporters Wednesday. “Don’t you think the concealment of his history of his life was well thought out?” Analyzing Paddock’s computer, cellphone and other electronic devices, investigators have found no obvious ideological motive, no clear connection to extremists or activist groups or outward display of mental illness, the Associated Press reported. Earlier in the day, an Australian man who claimed he met Paddock several times in the Philippines told the Guardian that the shooter was ‘extremely intelligent, methodical, conservative — guarded — and strategic. A planning, thinking type of guy.’ The man, who spoke to The Guardian on condition of anonymity from his Brisbane home, said the encounters came through their respective girlfriends, both Philippine-born sisters, who had family reunions.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 5, 2017.
Arms dealer would explain where he got the $$ — BostonJohn (@BostonJohn9) October 4, 2017
Alternative media sleuths across the world are trying to get to the bottom of the Las Vegas shooting and the following video, made available by Twitter user Red Pill, is going to lead to even more questions. We won’t put words into Eric Paddock’s mouth. You decide what he intended to say: ‘Steve had no help… Steve didn’t take help… it did not take a village for Steve…’ ‘Steve was an arm…’ **Eric Paddock Realizes Mistake** ‘I’m sorry… Please don’t…. I’m using a colloquial term…’ There are two likely possibilities for what Eric Paddock meant to say. First, shooter Stephen Paddock recently wired $100,000 to the Philippines, a country known for an illegal arms trade that in 2014 led to the arrest of a Californian Senator. Thus, is it possible Eric Paddock meant to say, ‘Steve was an arms dealer,’ prior to cutting himself off?
This post was published at shtfplan on October 4th, 2017.
With so much information, misinformation and disinformation being released about the Las Vegas mass shooting on a near minute-by-minute basis it is difficult to make sense of what actually happened. Adding to the confusion are emerging reports that there may have been more than one shooter, a second person in Paddock’s Mandalay Bay suite, the existence of a possible suicide note, the odd behavior of Paddock’s brother, possible ties to the Islamic State (though denied by the FBI) and a $100,000 transfer by shooter Stephen Paddock to the Philippines, which is a hotbed for illegal arms tried and nefarious activity. It has also emerged that on September 10th an anonymous user utilizing the pseudonym ‘John’ on the controversial 4Chan website posted a warning specifically highlighting Las Vegas as a target of a ‘high incident project.’ While we certainly can’t make claims to the legitimacy of the posts, they are indeed curious: ‘Look i feel bad for some of you on this website. so i’ll let you in on a little secret. if you live in las vegas or henderson stay inside tomorrow. don’t go anywhere where there are large groups of people. also if you see three blacks vans parked next to each other immediately leave the area. you’re welcome -john’
This post was published at shtfplan on October 4th, 2017.
Marylou Danley, a former high-limit hostess and longtime girlfriend of Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock, landed in Los Angeles late last night and is meeting with local and federal authorities today to try and provide some insight into what motivated Paddock to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, an attack that it appears was meticulously planned by Paddock. Video footage published by NBC News shows Danley, 62, traveling through Los Angeles International Airport in a wheelchair, accompanied by three law enforcement officers. Danley traveled to Manila from Tokyo on Sept. 15, more than two weeks before the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Reuters reported. She then flew to Hong Kong on Sept. 22 and returned in Manila on Sept. 25. She was there until she flew to LAX on Tuesday night. Mangrobang added Danley had arrived in the Philippines from Tokyo on September 15. There has been communication between authorities in the Philippines, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security, the spokeswoman said.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 4, 2017.
In a new global environment, centered on a multipolar world order, the Philippines offers a unique perspective for understanding the changes occurring in international relations. *** With the victory of Rodrigo Duterte in May 2016, many anticipated a major change in Manila’s relations with such countries as the United States and China. The Philippines has always enjoyed a privileged role in the containment strategy directed by Washington against the People’s Republic of China. Since the very beginning of Duterte’s presidency, and especially during Obama’s final months in office, Duterte displayed his disappointment with the United States’ use of the Philippines as a bulwark against Chinese expansion in the region. Such a role is something that a pragmatic leader like Duterte, with the interests of his nation at heart, would never accept to adopt. Duterte’s first diplomatic visits and statements confirmed this direction, with blunt words confirming his intentions to widen cooperation and alliances with the major countries of China and Russia, as demonstrated during Duterte’s visit to Beijing and Moscow.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 28, 2017.
The following video was published by The Daily Sheeple on Aug 25, 2017 The Black Pope vs. The Black “Plague” of the Middle East… and now the Philippines! What the hell is going on in the world… and what is the goal of CIA-sis? To de-throne the only organization that has killed more people than them? LOLOLOLOL! Ok… the United States has killed more than CIA-sis too!
The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 22, 2017 This is going to be a disaster for the West. Russia pays off the debt of the USSR. Trump changes the strategy in Afghanistan and will not allow empire building, is this a message to the cabal. Philippines is prepared to purchase weapons from the Russia instead of the US. South Korea tells the US they will not review the trade agreement. Russia warns that the US & the coalition forces have been supporting the drug trade in Afghanistan. The Lebanese army found a huge cache of surface to air missile that the IS has been using. Russia continues to bomb the IS and keeps the paid mercenaries from pushing another offensive. The cabal push their agenda with the UN report that NK supplies Syria with chemical weapons, where is the proof, there is none.
Around the world, few people trust Russian President Vladimir Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. A global median of roughly one-in-four (26%) say they have confidence in the Russian leader. However, as KeepTalkingGreece reports, Greeks love the Russian President; much more so in fact than US President Donald Trump. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center, only in three countries surveyed do majorities express a favorable opinion of Russia: Vietnam (83%), Greece (64%) and the Philippines (55%).
Doubts about Putin’s handling of foreign policy, however, do not necessarily coincide with perceptions of Russia as a security risk. Across 37 countries, a median of 31% describe Russia’s power and influence as a major threat to their country – identical to the median percentage who say the same about China, and similar to the median share (35%) that sees America’s power and influence as a large threat.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 18, 2017.
Now that ISIS – the perpetual scapegoat for US intervention in the Syrian proxy war – is no longer viable, with the Qatar, Saudi-funded and Pentagon-equipped terrorist organization scattered and on the run, and there is no longer an imperative to remove Assad from power as the Qatar natgas pipeline to Europe is mothballed indefinitely while Russia and Iran are the de facto undisputed rulers of Syria, it is time to focus popular anger against ISIS elsewhere… like in the Philippines. And not wasting any time, NBC reports that the Pentagon is considering a plan allowing the U. S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines. Unlike in Syria where the US arrived (and is now on its way out) to wage war against the Assad regime ISIS uninvited, the authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, said the anonymous officials who spoke to NBC. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 7, 2017.
The following video was published by X22Report on Jul 25, 2017 Trump wants to know why Sessions is not pursuing the case against Hillary. Brennan and Clapper warn if Mueller is let go they are calling for a coup. The corporate media has put out rumors that Trump might want to pardon himself so Rep Al Greene wants a bill so he can’t do this. Maduro is making his move to fight against the deep state. The reports coming from the corporate media is not telling the entire truth of what is happening in the Philippines. Trump refuses McMaster’s plan of more troops in Afghanistan. US ship fires on an Iranian vessel. Syrian terrorist forces receive drones from the deep state. Russia says if the Kurds want their own land within Syria it should be left up to the Syrian people to vote on a referendum.
Covering the recent battle for the city of Marawi on Mindanao Island in the Southern Philippines, the Western media has been grossly exaggerating unconfirmed reports and rumors. It has been spreading twisted information and ‘facts’. At the beginning of July, I visited Mindanao as one of only a few foreigners allowed inside the besieged city of Marawi and to its surrounding area. I spoke to local people, to the IDPs – those who managed to escape the city taken over by the jihadists. I also managed to discuss the situation with the highest commanders of the military in charge of the combat, including General Ramiro Rey and Lt. Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera. I encountered many soldiers, civil servants, and relief workers. My contacts in the capital informed me via text messages that I had been ‘red-flagged,’ clearly, by the pro-US faction in the Philippine military. So before my presence was finally cleared from Manila, I was detained and held in a provisional military base in the city of Saguiaran. Here I was ‘softly’ interrogated by military intelligence. A few steps away, a howitzer was firing artillery toward ISIS positions in Marawi, some 10 kilometers distant.
The following video was published by X22Report on Jul 24, 2017 The corporate media is pushing their agenda on Russian collusion, the problem there is no facts for evidence for this. The real story is the Clinton email scandal, the DNC server and the crushed hard drives the FBI confiscated from the democrats. Trump is now dismantling everything the globalists wanted to do by bringing in refugees into Europe and the US. Duterte will no longer allow minerals to be mined in the Philippines and then ship them off to be processed, he wants it done in the Philippines. France wants to legitimize Haftar to get the fake government in place. Iraq moving closer to Russia. US coalition does not want to leave Syria even when the IS is defeated.
Authored by Josie Wales via TheAntiMedia.org, New legislation that would make enthusiastic singing of the national anthem mandatory in the Philippines has been approved by the Philippine House of Representatives. The act, known as the ‘Revised Flag and Heraldic Code’ is a revision of an existing bill that will require all persons to stand, salute, and sing when the national anthem is played at a public event. ‘The singing shall be mandatory and done with fervor,’ it states. The legislation provides the official lyrics and music for the Lupang Hinirang, specifies a tempo of 100-120 beats per minute, and demands a proper salute from the first note of the song to the last.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 29, 2017.
In a recent chain of events, the Philippines has been rushing towards chaos. The failure by the Philippine special forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, considered to be the top brass of the infamous Abu Sayyaf organization in the country, coincided with a quick operation by a series of Daesh-affiliated terrorist groups to take the city of Marawi. This is an escalation of internal and external pressure on the Duterte administration brought on by his foreign-policy shift. The events of May 23 in Marawi in the Philippines, the first city to fall into the hands of Daesh in Asia, shows disturbing parallels with the operational methods of Daesh in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The presence of 500 operatives, part of different dormant cells in Marawi, allowed a coordinated assault on the police station and the city prison, enlarging the number of recruits and acquiring multiple firearms in the process. In a series of events difficult to verify, Daesh took control of the city and established several checkpoints. Employing an operational mix of tactics inspired by the beginning of the attacks on Syria in 2011 and in 2014, Daesh quickly expanded into Syria from Iraq. The Philippines government and its armed forces have suffered numerous deaths and injuries, and although most of the city of Marawi has now been brought under control, problems remain, with continued employment of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft as well as numerous ground troops to confront the threat. The drama continued in the Asian country, with a bombing in Manila sending the country into panic and forcing authorities to leak little information in what was seemingly becoming a worsening climate.
Presidential historian and author Doug Wead claims that the deep state, which has successfully overthrown the governments of foreign countries, is going to continue to actively seek a coup d’etat of the dually elected president of the United States. If there was ever a time in history to be concerned about another rise in communism, now is that time. Wead says that the deep state is determined to overthrow Donald Trump. The presidential historian refused to mince words, saying: We have very skilled, talented professionals. They’ve overthrown governments in Vietnam and the Philippines, in Iraq and Iran, in Egypt, in the Ukraine. Duly elected democratic governments. They created what they called ‘popular uprisings.’ Of course, we should expect nothing less from shadow governments. The very same people who work in the State Department, some of them in intelligence, and some of them in the media, have successfully caused uprisings in several other countries. They’ve worked together to overthrow foreign governments, and Wead believes Trump is a thorn in their side preventing a global takeover.
This post was published at shtfplan on June 18th, 2017.
The following video was published by X22Report on Jun 14, 2017 The democratic party is now taking it to the next level they are now suing the President. Germany wants complete control of communications and wants to finger print children. India and Pakistan join the Shanghai Cooperation. US soldiers are not fighting in Philippines. Trump give the Pentagon more power to deploy troops. The forces in Syria bring in a missile launcher across the border in Syria. There was an event near DC and a senator was shot. This false flag is now being used for many different agendas.
It was late at night but the new Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport outside Jakarta was still bustling with families and friends waiting for their loved ones returning from abroad. My friend Noor Huda Ismail was just arriving from Singapore, and I decided to pick him up and discuss ‘certain issues’ with him in the car, on the way to the capital. Lately he and I were busy, awfully busy, and a one-hour journey seemed to be the most appropriate setting for the exchange of at least some essential ideas and information. Huda could easily pass for the most knowledgeable Indonesian ‘expert on terrorism’; a Muslim man who grew up and was educated in the madrasahs that have produced some of the most notorious jihadi cadres in the country. Later he became the man who managed to ‘get away’ from the extremism, to study, and to finally become a respected filmmaker and a thinker. For years, both of us have been studying a complex web produced by Western imperialism – a web, which has literally destroyed entire countries, while locking other ones ‘behind bars’, in virtual neo-colonialist slavery. All this done in the name of ‘freedom’ and democracy, naturally, and often using various religions as tools, even as weapons. Inside the car we managed to quickly ‘compare notes’. Huda filled me in on his groundbreaking film ‘Jihad Selfie’, while I informed him about my political revolutionary novel ‘Aurora’, and my big work in progress, a book about Afghanistan. I also mentioned my future ‘Afghan’ film, a dark love story, a drama about betrayal, collaboration and the virtual collapse of one family; a film which I’m preparing to produce and direct sometime during the next year. ‘Afghanistan,’ he says, ‘that’s where the roots of so many things lie… You recall that in the 80’s, the U. S. was using some local, Indonesian, jihadi cadres, sending them to Afghanistan…’
As an ISIS-inspired insurgency rages in the country’s south, Philippines’ authorities are assuring the public that an attack on a luxury resort in Manila that left more than three dozen dead wasn’t an act of terrorism, but was, in fact, a robbery. A gunman armed with a “baby armalite” rifle burst into the Resorts World Manila casino on Friday and started firing off shots and setting gaming tables alight on Friday, authorities said, before making his way to the back of the casino where he stole several million dollars’ worth of gambling chips. Most of the dead suffocated on the thick smoke, according to Reuters. However, despite authorities assurances, the high death toll and brazen nature of the attack suggest that terrorism may have been the underlying motivation. US terrorism monitor the Site Intelligence Group said an Islamic State-linked Filipino operative claimed ‘lone wolf soldiers’ of ISIS were responsible for the attack, according to the Guardian. “All indications point to a criminal act by an apparently emotionally disturbed individual,” Ernesto Abella, a spokesman for Duterte, told a news conference. “Although the perpetrator gave warning shots, there apparently was no indication that he wanted to do harm or shoot anyone.” The gunman killed himself in his hotel room after being shot and wounded by resort security, police and Resorts World management said. A second “person of interest” who was in the casino at the time was cooperating with the investigation, Reuters reported.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 2, 2017.