TRUMP REACHES OUT TO RUSSIA

Truth in Media Editorial

TRUMP REACHES OUT TO RUSSIA

Congressional “death merchants'” war dogs start barking, fearing peace may break out

Truth be told, they and the lamestream media started barking against a possible Trump-Tillerson foreign policy ticket well before today’s announcement. And now, their worst fears have come true. They are losing control of US foreign policy, their sacred turf since almost a century ago. Neither Trump nor Tillerson are members of their “elite” New World Order clubs.

It was almost comical to see the headlines and the comments in the lamestream media about Donald Trump’s ultimate pick for Secretary of State, the Exxon-Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson.

Congressional war dogs, who have been for decades barking out venom against Russia as obedient servants of American corporate “death merchants,” are terrified that peace may finally break out. Which would mean they’d be, of course, out of work. So now they are threatening a fight over Tillerson’s confirmation.

Well, that’s sort of predictable. Having lost the election, they are now trying to sabotage the work Trump is trying to do. They will lose. As they did in November.

Maybe the Secretary of State confirmation hearings will give Rex Tillerson a chance to earn the nickname T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex) – the most fearsome of all prehistoric animals. Hopefully Rex will devour the NWO congressional war dogs for breakfast, and then he and Trump together will finish off their puppet masters for dinner. 🙂 That’s my wishful thinking anyway.

And then – peace may finally break out. God willing.

If that were to come to pass, I could even forgive Trump giving Hillary a free out of jail pass.

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NEWS STORY (London Guardian)

Trump picks Tillerson for state department

Donald Trump has nominated Rex Tillerson, the president and chief executive of ExxonMobil, as secretary of state. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for secretary of state,” the president-elect said in a statement.

The selection of the ExxonMobil president marks the end of a drawn-out search to fill the position, during which time Trump considered several potential contenders, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney – who was very critical of Trump during the election campaign – former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former CIA chief David Petraeus.

However, Tillerson’s approval by the Senate is far from guaranteed. His close ties to Russia, where he has completed a number of projects and was awarded the Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin in 2013, as well as his lack of experience will be cause for concern for senators from both parties.

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=866292455f4a3041d69b6f59a49075798e446175a1f8926df4678b2e3a5a63c0

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UPDATE DEC 14, 2016

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TRUMP PUTS HIS FOOT DOWN ON CODDLING CHINA AND DEMONIZING RUSSIA

T-REX APPOINTMENT AND TAIWAN CALL COULD CAUSE A RIFT NOT JUST BETWEEN CHINA AND U.S. BUT ALSO BETWEEN CHINA AND RUSSIA

For a man who was said to have no foreign policy experience, Donald Trump made two presidentially deft geopolitical moves this month. Both are aimed at neutralizing China’s growing power in the world and stopping the demonization of Russia.  So Trump is already starting to shake up the world even if he is not even president yet.

“ONE CHINA” CHALLENGE

Trump’s first bold move was to take a phone call on Dec. 2 from Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen. This set off alarms in Beijing. Red China’s leaders are now fearing that Trump may be challenging their longstanding “one China” policy.

If so, Trump will playing Nixon’s “China-card” in reverse, by wooing Moscow to isolate Beijing. And not just Nixon’s card. George H. Bush not only looked the other way when Chinese communist leaders massacred thousands of Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrators on June 4, 1989. He rewarded them with hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign investments that turned China into a virtual factory of the world over the next decade (see China: Real Cold War Winner – Russia Is Still a Bogey, March 2002 – https://goo.gl/Gct43i).

This writer had spent a lot of ink in his global business and geopolitical articles in the 1990s railing against the foolhardiness of such policies (see, for example,  Who Lost China?, Aug 1999 – https://goo.gl/skw76B,  Killing Russia Softly, Apr 1997 – https://goo.gl/C0Erm9).

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Xi Jinping, China’s president, referred to Russia and China as “friends forever.” That assertion will now have to pass a Trump test.

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Because Trump’s second foreign policy move this month – appointing the ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson Secretary of State – threatens to cause a possible rift between Russia and China. Until now, the two bedrock members of anti-New World Order BRICS organization – Russia and China – have been close allies, united in their resistance to the U.S. global hegemony.

But Tillerson enjoys historic ties with Vladimir Putin and Russia, where he was awarded the Order of Friendship, he enjoys no such history with China (see ‘Friends forever’? China wary of Rex Tillerson wooing away Russia, Guardian, Dec 14, 2016). And we already know what his new boss thinks of China.

WEAPONIZING US TREASURIES AGAINST CHINA

In fact, some commentators say that Trump may be Weaponizing China’s $1.16 Trillion of US Treasuries (e.g., Daniel Kruger, Forbes CONTRIBUTOR).

China is the largest holder of US Treasuries. It held $1.16 trillion of U.S. government debt as of September. For more than a decade, politicians have expressed concern that China and other foreign government could use their significant stakes in Treasuries against the U.S. by dumping them on the market. Such a move would potentially drive borrowing costs in the U.S. higher, they argued.

True. But this would also hurt China’s exports – the sacred cow of its communist government. Because should China try to dump the Treasuries, it would weaken the dollar and bolster its currency, known variously as the yuan and the renminbi. Which means the price of Chinese goods would rise, thus diminishing their global market appeal.

So selling off treasuries would be China cutting off its nose to spite itself. Or shooting itself in the foot to hurt the U.S. Chinese leaders are ruthless communists but they are not stupid. And Trump knows it. So he is using their massive treasuries holdings as a weapon with which to wag their tail.

So do you still think America’s president-elect is inexperienced in foreign affairs?

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Truth in Media Editorial – Part 3

UPDATE DEC 14, 2016 

HOW U.S. (Bill Clinton) RIGGED RUSSIA’S 1996 ELECTION FOR YELTSIN’S SECOND TERM

What’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander?

During presidential campaign, and even now, the lamestream media keep fabricating stories about Russia’s alleged rigging of the U.S. election without offering any proof. Perhaps that’s because the establishment stooges remember how they did just that in Russia 20 years ago.

In early 1996, Boris Yeltsin’s approval rate was in the single digits. He had carried out a presidential coup, started a sham war in Chechnya, and had helped oligarchs pillage the nation which brought the economy to its knees, with people like this little girl in Moscow starving and forced to beg for food.

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Yet in July 1996, he was elected president for the second time. How did this happen?

“It took one of the most unfair, costliest and most fraudulent election battles in the history of democracy,” writes Mark Nicholas on Dec 12, 2016 in RUSSIA INSIDER. “All with the complicity of the United States which backed the Russian alcoholic in chief every step of the way (as it had during the ’93 coup).”

(see If Russia Did Rig the US Election It Would Only Be Payback for Yeltsin’s Second Term: http://russia-insider.com/en/if-russia-did-rig-us-election-it-would-only-be-payback-yeltsins-second-term/ri18129).

Alleging Russia’s complicity in Donald Trump’s win is merely a sign of desperation. Like Don Quixote, the New World Order establishment are swinging at the windmills. They won’t be doing it for much longer.

Even before Trump has been sworn in, he is starting to drive the New World Order snakes out of America, just as Saint Patrick did in Ireland in the 5th century (see the Truth in Media editorial New World Order Snakes to Be Expelled from America, Oct 24, 2016).  That’s a hopeful sign.

Let us pray that he continues draining the swamp faithfully after he assumes office.

For more, see… https://goo.gl/8bWPso

PS: By the way, Russia, Serbia and China were the only countries that expected Trump to win. Take a look at this chart.

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Truth in Media Editorial – Part 4

UPDATE DEC 15, 2016 

TOWARD A TRIPOLAR WORLD

If Donald Trump is really as smart as his early moves suggest, he will realize that alienating China will NOT “Make America Great Again,” his election slogan. Only a true partnership between the three global power centers will. Which, at the present time means, the U.S., Russia and China.

Why?

Because since time immemorial, triangles have been the building blocks that offer both strength and stability.

Think Trinity if you are religiously inclined. Think Giza Pyramids if you are a history buff. Think Merkaba*, an ancient symbol of creation, if you are spiritually endowed. Think milking stool, if you are a farmer. A milking stool has three legs for one simple reason. It’s nearly impossible to knock it over. Which comes handy with a restless cow. Or a world in a state of flux.

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The 20th century has shown us that bipolar worlds do not work. Superpowers do not last. Before you know it, one partner will switch sides and turn on the other. They are easy to knock down and can lead to anarchy. And to world wars.

So if Trump really wants to make America great again, he must do so by mending fences with all nations, especially the most power-hungry ones. Like China. Not by appeasing them. Not by bombing them. Nor bribing them with U.S. investments. But by using the U.S. assets as leverage against China’s power plays so as to keep its ambitions in check.

Let us hope and pray that Trump is as wise as he is smart.

*NOTE: Merkaba is a geometrically precise field that is formed from the pattern of the first eight cells of the fertilized zygote. The location of these eight cells is in the geometrical center of the human body in the base or root chakra. The eight cells also provide the center point for all of the energy fields and grids that surround the body. Thus, the Merkaba field is the matrix of creation.

Merkaba is both an Egyptian and Hebrew word for the field of light energy and information that radiates from the human body as the star tetrahedron, also known as the Star of David. Here it is as the sacred place at the Earth’s solar chakra at the Rainbow Shower in Maui. Around the two triangles is the circle which provides the balance between them. And around the circles are the 12 petals of the Zodiac system, completing the ancient Sanskrit symbol of Anahata – the heart chakra.

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DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

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DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

“When you play with fire, you get burned by fire.”

“All who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

On Thursday night in Dallas, Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out enemy combatants as he perceived them – five white DPD officers – before being killed himself by a robot bomb deployed by the Dallas police.

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“Violence begets violence.”

Fifteen years ago, the morning of 9/11, this is what I wrote in part:

“To stop anti-American terrorism, Washington must stop its own state terrorism.  Both brands of terrorism are despicable and inexcusable…. May God have mercy upon the souls of all innocent people who died today as “collateral damage” of the Clinton/Bush arrogant foreign policy.  The Washington-led New World Order has now come home to roost.  For, “all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”  (“Collateral Damage Hits Home” Truth in Media editorial published on 9/11/01)

But these warnings fell on deaf ears of the people who have usurped the U.S. government and are using our military might to wage war against the world (see the 5-part series of AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD – Sep-Nov 2015). In Part 3, I also commented about the domestic war the ruling “elite” are waging against the American people (see WAR ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Nov 3, 2015).

What happened in Dallas on Thursday night is another chapter of that war. A blowback. A government-trained killed turned on the government and started killing the Dallas police. Who, in turn, used a “weapon of mass destruction” (robot bomb) to kill him, a U.S. Army veteran. It was the first time in the history of U.S. policing that a bomb robot was used to kill an American citizen.

And that should give all of us a pause before we start to judge both sides in the Dallas tragedy. Here’s an excerpt from a story in Motherboard (Using a Bomb Robot to Kill a Suspect Is an Unprecedented Shift in Policing):

Peter W. Singer, an expert in military technology and robot warfare at the New America Foundation, tweeted that this is the first known incident of a domestic police force using a robot to kill a suspect. Singer tweeted that in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have strapped claymore mines to the $8,000 MARCbot using duct tape to turn them into jury-rigged killing devices. Singer says all indications are that the Dallas Police Department did something similar in this case—it improvised toturn a surveillance robot into a killing machine.

Improvised device or not, the concerns here mirror a debate that’s been going on for a few years now: Should law enforcement have access to armed drones, or, for that matter, weaponized robots? In 2013 Kentucky Senator Rand Paul staged a 13-hour filibuster that was focused entirely on concerns about the use of armed drones on US soil. Last year, North Dakota became the first state to legalize nonlethal, weaponized drones for its police officers.

“When domestic law enforcement officers can use force from a distance, it may become too easy for them to do so, and the inevitable result will be that these weapons are over-used,” Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union wrote in a blog post while North Dakota was considering that bill. “When officers are not physically present, their perception of a situation and their judgment about when to apply force is more likely to be flawed, non-targets are more likely to be injured, and excessive amounts of force are more likely to be applied.”

Stanley also noted that drones and other remote weapons would “increase the militarization of the police.”

The ability for police to remotely kill suspects raises due process concerns. If a shooter is holed up and alone, can they be qualified as an imminent threat to life? Are there clear protocols about when a robot can be used to engage a suspect versus when a human needs to engage him or her? When can the use of lethal force be administered remotely?”

Good questions. The kind of questions our government officials should have been asking. Instead, our pathetic president and the pretender to the throne (Hillary) are again harping for gun control. Never mind that statistics prove that there is absolutely no relationship between gun ownership and the number of murders in the U.S. (see the chart).

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Their goal is evidently to disarm the nation so they could shoot us like ducks at will.  Or blow us up with a “weapon of mass destruction” as the Dallas police did on Thursday night.

MESSAGES WRITTEN IN BLOOD

Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, who was apparently wounded in a shootout with police, wrote the letters “RB” and other markings in his own blood. The investigators are trying to decipher their meaning by looking through evidence from Johnson’s suburban Dallas home. This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the sniper slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas Thursday night, July 7, 2016, during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. An Army veteran, Johnson tried to take refuge in a parking garage and exchanged gunfire with police, who later killed him with a robot-delivered bomb, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. (Facebook via AP)

Whatever they find, or think they have found, will be of little consequence. The credibility of the U.S. police is at an all-time low. The only way to start to regain it is to renounce violence, and abandon the use of the “weapons of mass destruction,” like that robot bomb.

And a global scale, the only to win the “war on terror” is for the U.S. government to stop acting as the world’s biggest terrorist, and bring our troops back home. Which is the same message I broadcast to the world the morning of 9/11.

Fifteen years later, we have ample additional evidence of the futility of violence. As I said to Elizabeth on Thursday night, paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “if we keep up the eye-for-an-eye policy, the whole world will go blind.”

POLICE KILLINGS SOAR IN RECENT YEARS AS OFFICER FATALITIES DECLINE

Meanwhile, if you ignore the partisan rhetoric and let the facts speak for themselves, the first two charts tell the real story about what’s going on in our country.

Considering the widespread militarization of the police, no wonder the police killings are going through the roof as the police fatalities are declining.

That’s something this writer earned about in Dec 2014 – see OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA, DEC 2, 2014 – https://truthinmediablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/on-police-militarization-in-america/

What happened in Dallas on Thursday night was an escalation of an already alarming trend – a pushback against the police killings across the country.

As I said to Elizabeth on Thursday night, paraphrasing Mahatma Gandhi, “if we keep up the eye-for-an-eye policy, the whole world will go blind.”

Meanwhile, police killings soar in recent years, as officer fatalities decline

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Also see OBAMA REFUSES TO REVERSE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE IN AMERICA, DEC 2, 2014.

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Also see, Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997); Bilking Main Street to finance Wall St.’s greed (May 1997), DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Dumbing Down of America, Aug 1997), WIPING OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS(May 1998), Toward a Nation of Morons  (Washington Times, Jan 2006, click here for the TiM version), Dumbing Down of America (Mar 2013), etc.

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UPDATE JULY 18, 2016

BATON ROUGE BLOWBACK II: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE

Or Did He? Some Facts in Official Stories Don’t Add Up

“On Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Gavin Long, a black U.S. Marine veteran, did what the government trained him to do: KILL. He used his military skills to take out enemy combatants as he perceived them – five white police officers – before being killed himself by Baton Rouge police – on his 29th birthday.”

The preceding was the lead to the Truth in Media editorial “DALLAS BLOWBACK: GOVERNMENT-TRAINED KILLER TURNS ON POLICE” (http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1vb). I only changed the names, places and the dates. What happened in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning was a virtual replay of an assault on Dallas police on Thursday a week earlier. Blowback II.

That’s at least what one would have to conclude reading our government and lamestream media dispatches. They are all painting the alleged killer, Gavin Long, as an anti-police vigilante. And it all sounds quite plausible. The man had virtually incriminated himself by posting incendiaries messages and videos on the internet.

SHOOTING HAD STARTED BEFORE THE POLICE ARRIVED

Except for one thing: The shooting had already started BEFORE the police arrived, according to eyewitnesses quoted by London’s Daily Mirror.

“This was not a come at police shooting,” the witness said. “There were men out here shooting at each other before police ever got here.” (see Daily Mirror UK – https://is.gd/nwcqwW).

Check out also this quote from a New Orleans newspaper:

“A gun battle between citizens in Baton Rouge was underway Sunday morning (July 17) before police officers arrived on the scene near Airline and Old Hammond highways, a witness told WAFB-TV. Brady Vancel, who was working in the area, told the television station that he heard multiple gunshots before police arrived on the scene.

After hearing the shots, Vancel said he saw one citizen lying on the ground and a second one carrying an assault rifle before he sought refuge in a home nearby. He then hear more gunshot, apparently after police arrived on the scene.” (seeThe Times-Picayune – https://is.gd/MX92u9).

So the police were RESPONDING to a “shots fired” call. They were not necessarily the target, as in Dallas.

No mention of that important fact in any of the major media reports. Why not? Because the government-media spin doctors have decided to act as a judge and a jury and condemn the only dead alleged assailant as a culprit?

The truth is sometimes murky. Especially when deliberately obfuscated by those in government who are driving the case for gun control. So keep your eyes and ears and minds open. And don’t believe everything you see in print until your heart tells you so.

MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

But seeing is believing, some say. And what you see in the picture below is yet another proof of tremendous militarization of police in this country.

Look at the heavily armed police carrying assault rifles and shotguns. Like the mafia. Only in uniform. Except this is not a movie. This is a scene from a Baton Rouge street on Sunday July 17, 2016.

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Also see…

 

OBAMA HAD BETTER BRING ERDOGAN TO HEEL BEFORE HE STARTS WW III

OH WAIT… OBAMA IS USING HIM TO DO THE U.S. BIDDING?

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Turkish Troops and Tanks Cross Iraqi Border Prompting Sharp Rebuke From Iraqi Prime Minister, Yet They Shot Down Russian Jet for an Alleged 15 Second Intrusion into Turkey

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CVNILEsWUAAR3MrHas Erdogan (Turkey’s  president) lost his mind? Or is he being used as Washington’s “mad dog” to provoke Russia into a military confrontation?

Either way, it’s not working.  Russian president Putin is not taking the bait.

Instead of engaging in the military “saber rattling,” as he called Turkish/NATO bravado during his Dec 3 state of the union speech in Moscow, Russia is applying economic sanctions on Turkey that are far more painful for those driven by Greed. Like the westernized societies, including Turkey. Because they are hurting Erdogan’s and his backers pocketbooks (see PUTIN: TURKEY WILL REGRET SHOOTING DOWN SU-24 JET, Dec 3).

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PREMEDITATED MURDER?

Meanwhile, the truth about the Turkey’s Nov 24 shootdown of the Russian SU-24 jet is beginning to trickle out, as Truth invariable does, sooner or later. Right from the start, we suspected that the whole incident was a well planned provocation.

Why?

Well, past experiences in such matters as a war correspondent in the Balkans during the 1990s, for one. Also, because the Turkish TV crews were “miraculously” in place at the right time to film the shootdown.

SU 24 2015-11-24 at 11.42.43 AM“As a former war correspondent, I can tell you – it is very difficult, nigh impossible – to be at the right place and the right time in a war zone, and have the camera ready and pointing in the right direction,” the Truth in Media editor wrote on Nov 24 (“AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART VI: HOW TO START WW III?,” NOV 24, 2015).

Well, now more facts are emerging that seem to support the notion that the shootdown was a premeditated murder and a deliberate provocation to Russia.

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 4.26.40 PMWikiLeaks revealed today in a tweet that a Turkish ‘deep throat’ revealed six weeks ago Erdogan’s plan for a Russian jet shootdown? https://archive.is/mZTQ3#selection-367.0-385.0 … #Syria #ISIS and https://twitter.com/UyusukKursun/status/673216243290218496).

Why?

“Erdogan is attempting to mobilise his voters by a threat of war. Turks are patriotic chaps, they were brought up on worshiping their WWI hero General Kemal Ataturk. For them (like for many nations), a threat of war is a clarion call for unity and support of government. For this reason he plans to pull Turkey to the brink of war with Russia. “

A page right out of the “Wag the Dog” film scenario, it seems.

The so-called Turkish “Deep Throat”, Fuat Avni, an anonymous knowledgeable insider who sends his twits under https://twitter.com/fuatavni_f has a strong record of disclosing noxious plans of the government.

Now (Oct 12, 2015) he claimed Erdogan has given orders to shoot down Russian planes operating in Syria while claiming they have intruded into Turkish airspace (see https://archive.is/mZTQ3#selection-507.0-507.330).

Which is exactly what happened on Nov 24, six weeks later!

It gets worse…

Iraq Orders Turkey to ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Troops Sent across Border

Today, Dec 5, Turkish media reported that about 150 Turkish soldiers backed by 20 to 25 tanks had been sent by road to the Bashiqa area north-east of Mosul, the city that is Islamic State’s main hub in Iraq.

A border violation? No kidding.

About 150 troops and two dozen tanks and artillery pushing their way 150 km (over 90 miles) into a sovereign country. That’s quite a bit more blatant a “border violation” than was even the 15 second alleged intrusion by the Russian jet on Nov 24, which Russia has denied it ever took place.

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Iraq has told Turkey to “immediately” withdraw forces, including tanks and artillery, it has deployed in the country’s north without Baghdad’s consent, the office of the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, said on Saturday.

“The Iraqi authorities call on Turkey to … immediately withdraw from Iraqi territory,” the statement said.

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 6.05.00 PM“We have confirmation that Turkish forces, numbering about one armoured regiment with a number of tanks and artillery, entered Iraqi territory … allegedly to train Iraqi groups, without a request or authorisation from Iraqi federal authorities,” it said.

The deployment “is considered a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty”, it added.

Again, no kidding! Sending troops and armor 90 miles deep into Iraq?

ALTZAR: So if Iraq, for example, were to take a cue from Turkey about its shootdown of the Russian over an alleged 15 second border violation, they should ask Obama to wipe out the entire Turkish column.

Fat chance, of course. Because my money is that Erdogan IS actually Obama’s mad dog on a not so short a leash,

GUARDIAN: Iraq orders Turkey to ‘immediately’ withdraw troops sent across border…  http://gu.com/p/4ezfe/stw

BOTTOM LINE: NEW RUSSIAN NAVAL BASE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN, COUNTERPOINT TO U.S. BASE IN KOSOVO

As for the bottom-line, the Russians are likely to end with a fully developed naval, air and ground base in Latakia on the Mediterranean shore, its answer to the vast US base in Kosovo and a solution to the limitations of the Bosporus. It will be a new Sevastopol, the greatest Russian enterprise for a century. Putingrad, anyone?

Bottom Line? Russian May End Up with New Naval Base in the Mediterranean, Countering the Huge U.S. Base in Kosovo

 

Unsurprisingly, Obama and NATO backed Turkey. 

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Excerpt from “AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART VI: HOW TO START WW III?,” Nov 24, 2015

HOW COME TURKISH MEDIA WERE IN POSITION READY TO FILM THE DOWNING OF RUSSIAN JET?

I did. As a former war correspondent, I can tell you – it is very difficult, nigh impossible – to be at the right place and the right time in a war zone, and have the camera ready and pointing in the right direction.

For example, Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor, asked this morning in her Tweet: 

How come a Turkish TV crew was in the right place, filming in the right direction as Russian plane shot down? Lucky? Or tipped off?”

To which I replied:

“Good question. Reminded me of CNN crews being ready to film massacres in Sarajevo in 1992-1993 for which Serbs were blamed.”

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Whereupon, her Tweet disappeared. And someone (she?) blocked my access to her Tweets (see above message). However, the London Telegraph and the London Guardian had both preserved Hilsum’s original tweet in its own report. So here it is…

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Worse, Hilsum made no mention of her tweeted questions and suspicions about the Turkish media being tipped off in her published Channel 4 story.

Was she threatened?  If so, by whom?

It doesn’t matter. After all, Hilsum is an international media editor, not just an ordinary reporter. So she should have known better than to change her story to fit NATO’s political scenario.

In any event, here we have proof positive about how the “lamestream” media manipulate the news they report. And why they should not be trusted.

What will Russia do? 

Until now, Putin has been rather tolerant of western betrayals and duplicity.  Unlike some of the western leaders who are prone to grandstanding bravados which only exacerbate tensions, Putin is not known for knee jerk reactions and idle threats. 

The Feb 2014 coup d’etat in Ukraine was a case in point. The downing of the MH17 Malaysian airlines jet over Ukraine was another. The oil war of 2014 was also intended to hurt Russia economically (see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?, DEC 7, 2014).  All the while, Putin refused to be drawn into retaliatory military action.

Obama Putin in TurkeyBut now, the latest attack on Russia caused deadly casualties. And it happened right after Putin and Obama had agreed on coordinating their military actions against ISIS (on Nov 15). Might this be the straw that broke the camel’s back?  

Putin’s today’s warning to Turkey, and therefore to NATO – that there will be “significant consequences” – is that much more significant. And rather ominous. 

Frankly, with or without NATO’s and Obama’s backing, I would not want to be in Erdogan’s shoes right now. Because it will be the Turks, not the Americans, French or Germans, who will be doing the dying if Russia retaliates. 

Unless, of course, the erstwhile “peacenik” Obama is hell bent for leather to start World War III.  In which case all bets are off.

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WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED…

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NATO Secretary General during his press conference
NATO Secretary General during his press conference Nov 24, 2015

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet, flying near Turkey’s border with Syria, shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet. It is not clear whether the Russian plane had entered Turkish territory. Turkey said that it did. The Russians deny it, and are accusing Turkey’s jet of crossing into Syria in order to shoot down the Russian SU-24 fighter jet. 

Both sides have presented maps to back up their claims. The SU-24 ultimately fell to the ground well inside the Syrian border. Which gives more credence to the Russian version of the story.

As the SU-24 jet was spiraling down, the two pilots ejected from the plane. The Russian Defense Ministry has said that one pilot and a Russian marine who had been on the rescue helicopter were killed on the ground. 

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UPDATE NOV 25, 2015

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RUSSIA: “SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK”, LIKE S400 MISSILES

“Dead” Man Talking and Telling the Truth about Turkish Backstabbing

It is always fascinating how predictable the western media whores and their government sponsors are.

What does a person do who starts losing a debate?

He tried to change the subject.

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Demonstrators in front of the Turkish embassy in Moscow (Nov 25, 2015)

Well, that’s exactly what’s happening in the American media on this Thanksgiving Eve morning. Only yesterday, all major lamestream media were trumpeting Turkey’s and NATO’s claim that Russian jet was shot down before it entered the Turkish air space.

Today, nearly nada. I had to dig through Golden State WarriorsGeorge OsborneBlack FridayThanksgivingFrançois HollandePope FrancisChicago Police DepartmentCostco and Refugees stories to get to the update on the Russia-Turkey situation.

Why?

Because things evidently did not quite as planned for the New World Order stooges who provoked this deadly incident. Thanks to the heroics of the Syrian special forces, one of the two Russian pilots was rescued right under the noses of their terrorist enemies. And now he is talking to the media, telling everyone the truth of what happened.

The rescued pilot, Capt. Konstantin Murakthin, told Rossiya-1 television that the warplane’s two-man crew had no warning of the Turkish attack and denied they had strayed into Turkish airspace “even for one second.”

“The entire mission was in my full personal control until the explosion,” Murakhtin said from Russia’s Hemeimeem air base near Latakia where he was recuperating after the stealth, 12-hour rescue operation that plucked him from rebel-held territory (see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34925229).

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The navigator vowed to rejoin the air campaign against the anti-Assad forces that Moscow has labeled terrorists.

“I have a debt to pay off on the part of my commander,” Murakhtin said of the SU-24 pilot, Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, who was shot dead by rebels as he parachuted from the stricken warplane early Tuesday.

Syrian special forces had staged a dramatic overnight rescue of one of the two Russian pilots who ejected from the SU-24 after it was struck by an air-to-air missile. Both Russian airman had been reported dead by Syrian rebel forces controlling the border area where the plane was shot down.

Which was obviously a false claim, as we now see. The “dead” man is now speaking and helping expose the Turkey-NATO failed ploy to the world.

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He is not alone. Just as the Truth in Media reported yesterday, today, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in Moscow on Wednesday that the Turkish action in shooting down the jet had all the hallmarks of “a planned provocation.”

As a result, Russia has now ordered the deployment of sophisticated S400 ground-to-air missiles in Syria. The missiles have a range of 250 kilometers (155 miles), according to the missilethreat.com website. The Turkish border is less than 30 miles away.

The Kremlin also said it was moving the missile-carrying cruiser Moskva closer to the Syrian government-controlled Latakia area, where Tuesday’s deadly confrontation occurred, to provide better protection of Russian aircraft.

So Russia is speaking softly but carrying a big stick, to borrow the Teddy Roosevelt phrase.

The strengthening of Russian air defenses in the region further raises the stakes for the multinational coalition trying to contain the Islamic State extremists who have proclaimed a “caliphate” in the vast Syrian and Iraqi territory they control. If Russia were to shoot down a Turkish plane, or one from any other NATO member state, the Western military alliance would be obliged to respond to the attack.

 

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Speaking ahead of his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Sochi (Nov 24), the Russian leader said:

“This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism… But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way. 

Our aircraft was downed over the territory of Syria, using air-to-air missile from a Turkish F-16. It fell on the Syrian territory 4km from Turkey.

Neither our pilots nor our jet threatened the territory of Turkey. This is obvious. They are fighting terrorists in the northern areas around Latakia, where militants are located, mainly people who originated in Russia, and they were pursuing their direct duty, to make sure these people do not return to Russia. These are people who are clearly international terrorists.

Taking into account that we signed an agreement on deconflicting with the US, and as we know Turkey was among the ones that has joined the US coalition. 

Since ISIS has such huge resources of hundreds of millions and billions of dollars coming from illicit oil sales, and they are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world including in the heart of Europe.

We will analyse everything, and today’s tragic event will have significant consequences, including for Russia-Turkish relations. We have always treated Turkey as a friendly state. I don’t know who was interested in what happened today, certainly not us. And instead of immediately getting in contact with us, as far as we know, the Turkish side immediately turned to their partners from Nato to discuss this incident, as if we shot down their plane and not they ours.

There has been abundance of images today surrounding the downed Russian jet, which has generated suspicions among some.”

NATO CREATION TIMETABLE: “Map of NATO chronological”

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America at war with world

NEW “FREEDOM DAY IN US of A”: A SMALL VICTORY BUT STILL A VICTORY

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… NOV 28, 2015

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NO MORE SPYING BY NSA IS NOW LAW

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves (Abraham Lincoln, Feb 1, 1865)

Our “lamestream” media greeted the new Freedom Day with deafening silence. Here are the top headline news today… RussiaBlack FridayPope FrancisPlanned ParenthoodTyson FuryDavid CameronDonald TrumpPhiladelphia 76ersJordan SpiethBoko Hara

NSA? Nada. Freedom Act/ Nada. Edward Snowden? Nada.

Even other nations have cheered Snowden on. Because…

Mankind has always been thirsting for freedom but rarely got drunk on it.

Here’s, for example, a poster from one of the pro-Snowden rallies in Germany.

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Can some of my German-speaking friends help me finish the sentence?

Unterstützung? (Support) Dankbarheit? (Gratitude) Liebe? (Love)….

shutterstock-160092761And yet, whether you are aware of it or not, this is indeed the first day of newly won freedom in this country us-ostrich-head-in-sand– freedom from the NSA electronic surveillance.

It’s a small victory, but still a victory for Edward Snowden and 320 million Americans, whether our heads are buried in sand or gazing at stars.

What’s this about?

Well, this morning, the Justice Department issued a terse statement:

Final temporary reauthorization of the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata data program in the US expires.

And with that, it was all over. No more NSA spying on Americans. Isn’t that something worth cheering and celebrating?

What that means is that from this day forward – Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – we can all breathe a collective sight of relief. Because the National Security Agency will no longer be able to directly hold information about the phone calls of millions of US citizens.

At least not legally. Which is something. From now on, they will have to use solely their stooges in other countries to do it. Still… it’s progress.

The USA Freedom Act, passed in late May, allowed the NSA a 180-day transition period to sort out arrangements. That period expired today.

It is modest change but it is at least a change, raising public awareness of the scale of government surveillance and opening the way for privacy campaigners to chip away in hopes of further reforms. And it is a victory for Edward Snowden who sacrificed his freedom so we could regain ours.

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Thank you, Mr Snowden! These flags flying today at front and back of the Rainbow Shower are for you…

For more, see…

The NSA’s bulk metadata collection authority just expired. What now? http://gu.com/p/4etgy/stw

FIRST FREEDOM DAY IN AMERICA

It is utterly poignant that the original Freedom Day in America was declared by President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago.

national-fredomdayFebruary 1, 1865 – when Abraham Lincoln, who was the nation’s president at the time, signed a joint resolution that proposed the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment was made to outlaw slavery and was ratified on December 18, 1865.

Since that time, through coercion, corruption and voter apathy, we had squandered this precious gift our forefathers had given us. And now, thanks to one man, Edward Snowden, who sacrificed his freedom so we could regain ours, there is a new dawn rising over America. Let us not permit it to fade away…

Edward Snowden

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Also see, Plutocrats of the New World Order (Mar 1997); Bilking Main Street to finance Wall St.’s greed (May 1997), DANCING ‘ROUND THE GOLDEN CALF (Dumbing Down of America, Aug 1997), WIPING OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS(May 1998), Toward a Nation of Morons  (Washington Times, Jan 2006, click here for the TiM version), Dumbing Down of America (Mar 2013), etc.

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 Also see…

 

AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART VI: HOW TO START WW III?

TURKEY SHOOTS DOWN RUSSIAN JET

Putin warns Turkey of “significant consequences” 

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“It is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists” (Putin)

(ISIS) are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world, including in the heart of Europe (Putin, Nov 24, 2015)

Unsurprisingly, Obama and NATO backed Turkey. 

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“Since ISIS has such huge resources of hundreds of millions and billions of dollars coming from illicit oil sales, and they are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world including in the heart of Europe,” Putin said today.

President Barack Obama hosts a meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the NATO summit held in Newport, Wales, September 5, 2014. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, attended the meeting (not pictured). DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett (Released)
Erdogan and Obama at NATO summit held in Newport, Wales, Sept 5, 2014.
NATO Secretary General during his press conference
NATO Secretary General during his press conference Nov 24, 2015

Do they want to make NATO serve ISIS? … We hope that the international community will find the strength to come together and fight against the common evil.

Except if the “common evil” is actually a creation by that same “international community.”

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putin - russia in TurkeyOnly 9 days ago, speaking after a G20 meeting in Turkey (of all places!?), Putin stole the show with a startling revelation after the G20 Summit that Russia had shared intelligence with other G20 countries, including satellite and aerial images, that ISIS are being funded by 40 nations, including some G20 countries (see https://youtu.be/sihKTN4QLfA [VIDEO]).

Was today’s attack on the Russian jet a retaliation for Putin outing the New World Order leader’s duplicity?

After all, it sure seemed like a premeditated and well-planned operation by NATO, with Turkey pulling the trigger.  And it bore the same hallmarks of deception this writer had witnessed as a war correspondent in the Balkans during the 1990s.

This was not lost even on some of the western media editors. If you watched the video released by Turkey today, did you ever wonder…

HOW COME TURKISH MEDIA WERE IN POSITION READY TO FILM THE DOWNING OF RUSSIAN JET?

I did. As a former war correspondent, I can tell you – it is very difficult, nigh impossible – to be at the right place and the right time in a war zone, and have the camera ready and pointing in the right direction.

For example, Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor, asked this morning in her Tweet: 

How come a Turkish TV crew was in the right place, filming in the right direction as Russian plane shot down? Lucky? Or tipped off?”

To which I replied:

“Good question. Reminded me of CNN crews being ready to film massacres in Sarajevo in 1992-1993 for which Serbs were blamed.”

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Whereupon, her Tweet disappeared. And someone (she?) blocked my access to her Tweets (see above message). However, the London Telegraph and the London Guardian had both preserved Hilsum’s original tweet in its own report. So here it is…

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Worse, Hilsum made no mention of her tweeted questions and suspicions about the Turkish media being tipped off in her published Channel 4 story.

Was she threatened?  If so, by whom?

It doesn’t matter. After all, Hilsum is an international media editor, not just an ordinary reporter. So she should have known better than to change her story to fit NATO’s political scenario.

In any event, here we have proof positive about how the “lamestream” media manipulate the news they report. And why they should not be trusted.

What will Russia do? 

Until now, Putin has been rather tolerant of western betrayals and duplicity.  Unlike some of the western leaders who are prone to grandstanding bravados which only exacerbate tensions, Putin is not known for knee jerk reactions and idle threats. 

The Feb 2014 coup d’etat in Ukraine was a case in point. The downing of the MH17 Malaysian airlines jet over Ukraine was another. The oil war of 2014 was also intended to hurt Russia economically (see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?, DEC 7, 2014).  All the while, Putin refused to be drawn into retaliatory military action.

Obama Putin in TurkeyBut now, the latest attack on Russia caused deadly casualties. And it happened right after Putin and Obama had agreed on coordinating their military actions against ISIS (on Nov 15). Might this be the straw that broke the camel’s back?  

Putin’s today’s warning to Turkey, and therefore to NATO – that there will be “significant consequences” – is that much more significant. And rather ominous. 

Frankly, with or without NATO’s and Obama’s backing, I would not want to be in Erdogan’s shoes right now. Because it will be the Turks, not the Americans, French or Germans, who will be doing the dying if Russia retaliates. 

Unless, of course, the erstwhile “peacenik” Obama is hell bent for leather to start World War III.  In which case all bets are off.

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WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED…

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NATO Secretary General during his press conference
NATO Secretary General during his press conference Nov 24, 2015

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet, flying near Turkey’s border with Syria, shot down a Russian Su-24 military jet. It is not clear whether the Russian plane had entered Turkish territory. Turkey said that it did. The Russians deny it, and are accusing Turkey’s jet of crossing into Syria in order to shoot down the Russian SU-24 fighter jet. 

Both sides have presented maps to back up their claims. The SU-24 ultimately fell to the ground well inside the Syrian border. Which gives more credence to the Russian version of the story.

As the SU-24 jet was spiraling down, the two pilots ejected from the plane. The Russian Defense Ministry has said that one pilot and a Russian marine who had been on the rescue helicopter were killed on the ground. 

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UPDATE NOV 25, 2015

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RUSSIA: “SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK”, LIKE S400 MISSILES

“Dead” Man Talking and Telling the Truth about Turkish Backstabbing

It is always fascinating how predictable the western media whores and their government sponsors are.

What does a person do who starts losing a debate?

He tried to change the subject.

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Demonstrators in front of the Turkish embassy in Moscow (Nov 25, 2015)

Well, that’s exactly what’s happening in the American media on this Thanksgiving Eve morning. Only yesterday, all major lamestream media were trumpeting Turkey’s and NATO’s claim that Russian jet was shot down before it entered the Turkish air space.

Today, nearly nada. I had to dig through Golden State WarriorsGeorge OsborneBlack FridayThanksgivingFrançois HollandePope FrancisChicago Police DepartmentCostco and Refugees stories to get to the update on the Russia-Turkey situation.

Why?

Because things evidently did not quite as planned for the New World Order stooges who provoked this deadly incident. Thanks to the heroics of the Syrian special forces, one of the two Russian pilots was rescued right under the noses of their terrorist enemies. And now he is talking to the media, telling everyone the truth of what happened.

The rescued pilot, Capt. Konstantin Murakthin, told Rossiya-1 television that the warplane’s two-man crew had no warning of the Turkish attack and denied they had strayed into Turkish airspace “even for one second.”

“The entire mission was in my full personal control until the explosion,” Murakhtin said from Russia’s Hemeimeem air base near Latakia where he was recuperating after the stealth, 12-hour rescue operation that plucked him from rebel-held territory (see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34925229).

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The navigator vowed to rejoin the air campaign against the anti-Assad forces that Moscow has labeled terrorists.

“I have a debt to pay off on the part of my commander,” Murakhtin said of the SU-24 pilot, Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, who was shot dead by rebels as he parachuted from the stricken warplane early Tuesday.

Syrian special forces had staged a dramatic overnight rescue of one of the two Russian pilots who ejected from the SU-24 after it was struck by an air-to-air missile. Both Russian airman had been reported dead by Syrian rebel forces controlling the border area where the plane was shot down.

Which was obviously a false claim, as we now see. The “dead” man is now speaking and helping expose the Turkey-NATO failed ploy to the world.

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He is not alone. Just as the Truth in Media reported yesterday, today, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in Moscow on Wednesday that the Turkish action in shooting down the jet had all the hallmarks of “a planned provocation.”

As a result, Russia has now ordered the deployment of sophisticated S400 ground-to-air missiles in Syria. The missiles have a range of 250 kilometers (155 miles), according to the missilethreat.com website. The Turkish border is less than 30 miles away.

The Kremlin also said it was moving the missile-carrying cruiser Moskva closer to the Syrian government-controlled Latakia area, where Tuesday’s deadly confrontation occurred, to provide better protection of Russian aircraft.

So Russia is speaking softly but carrying a big stick, to borrow the Teddy Roosevelt phrase.

The strengthening of Russian air defenses in the region further raises the stakes for the multinational coalition trying to contain the Islamic State extremists who have proclaimed a “caliphate” in the vast Syrian and Iraqi territory they control. If Russia were to shoot down a Turkish plane, or one from any other NATO member state, the Western military alliance would be obliged to respond to the attack.

 

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Speaking ahead of his meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in Sochi (Nov 24), the Russian leader said:

“This event is beyond the normal framework of fighting against terrorism. Of course our military is doing heroic work against terrorism… But the loss today is a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. I can’t describe it in any other way. 

Our aircraft was downed over the territory of Syria, using air-to-air missile from a Turkish F-16. It fell on the Syrian territory 4km from Turkey.

Neither our pilots nor our jet threatened the territory of Turkey. This is obvious. They are fighting terrorists in the northern areas around Latakia, where militants are located, mainly people who originated in Russia, and they were pursuing their direct duty, to make sure these people do not return to Russia. These are people who are clearly international terrorists.

Taking into account that we signed an agreement on deconflicting with the US, and as we know Turkey was among the ones that has joined the US coalition. 

Since ISIS has such huge resources of hundreds of millions and billions of dollars coming from illicit oil sales, and they are protected by the armed forces of other states, then it’s clear why they are so brazen, why they are killing people, why they are carrying out terrorist attacks throughout the world including in the heart of Europe.

We will analyse everything, and today’s tragic event will have significant consequences, including for Russia-Turkish relations. We have always treated Turkey as a friendly state. I don’t know who was interested in what happened today, certainly not us. And instead of immediately getting in contact with us, as far as we know, the Turkish side immediately turned to their partners from Nato to discuss this incident, as if we shot down their plane and not they ours.

There has been abundance of images today surrounding the downed Russian jet, which has generated suspicions among some.”

NATO CREATION TIMETABLE: “Map of NATO chronological”

by Arz – based on Image: Map of NATO countries.png. Licensed…

America at war with world

AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART V: U.S. SEEN ABROAD AS EXPORTER OF TERRORISM

America at war with world

Obama’s drone war a ‘recruitment tool’ for Isis, say four U.S. Air Force whistleblowers

Four former service members – including three sensor operators – issue plea to rethink current airstrike strategy that has ‘fueled feelings of hatred’ toward U.S.

Four former US air force service members, with more than 20 years of experience US Drone Assassinsbetween them operating military drones, have written an open letter to Barack Obama warning that the program of targeted killings by unmanned aircraft has become a major driving force for Isis and other terrorist groups.

The group of servicemen have issued an impassioned plea to the Obama administration, calling for a rethink of a military tactic that they say has “fueled the feelings of hatred that ignited terrorism and groups like Isis, while also serving as a fundamental recruitment tool similar to Guantánamo Bay”.

Analysis Drones may predate Obama, but his resolute use of them is unmatched. Civilians have been killed and officials warn it will ‘weaken the rule of law’, yet the president’s actions indicate drone warfare won’t be going away anytime soon

In particular, they argue, the killing of innocent civilians in drone airstrikes has acted as one of the most “devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world”.

ALTZAR: Furthermore, Wikileaks’s release of the CIA’s special Red Cell report dated Feb 5, 2010 shows that the U.S. intelligence officials have made the Obama administration aware that continuing its duplicitous foreign policy – advocating peace while killing innocent people all over the world, and refusing to cooperate with other government’s anti-terrorism efforts – may backfire on the U.S. Here’s an excerpt from that CIA report (https://file.wikileaks.org/file/us-cia-redcell-exporter-of-terrorism-2010.pdf):

 • If foreign regimes believe the US position on rendition is too one-sided, favoring the US, but not them, they could obstruct US efforts to detain terrorism suspects. For example, in 2005 Italy issued criminal arrest warrants for US agents involved in the abduction of an Egyptian cleric and his rendition to Egypt. The proliferation of such cases would not only challenge US bilateral relations with other countries but also damage global counterterrorism efforts. 

 • If foreign leaders see the US refusing to provide intelligence on American ramzi-bin-al-shibhterrorism suspects or to allow witnesses to testify in their courts, they might respond by denying the same to the US. In 2005 9/11 suspect Abdelghani Mzoudi was acquitted by a German court because the US refused to allow Ramzi bin al-Shibh, a suspected ringleader of the 9/11 plot who was in US custody, to testify. More such instances could impede actions to lock up terrorists, whether in the US or abroad, or result in the release of suspects. (S//NF)”

ALTZAR: Now, why, do you suppose did “the US refuse to allow Ramzi bin al-Shibh, a suspected ringleader of the 9/11 plot who was in US custody (in Guantanamo Bay prison), to testify?” Could it be that Ramzi’s testimony could embarrass some American or other “friendly” government’s officials?

Read more:

LONDON GUARDIAN Nov 18, 2015: Obama’s drone war a ‘recruitment tool’ for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers –  http://gu.com/p/4eb55/stw

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PENTAGON ADMITS A “MEA CULPA:” CAR FULL OF IRAQI WOMEN AND CHILDREN WIPED OUT BY AN AMERICAN A-10 PILOT

Oops collateral damage

As if killing scores of Doctors Without Borders medical staff and patients at their Afghanistan hospital was not enough (see AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD, PART IV: “J’ACCUSE…!”), the Pentagon has now fessed up about another killing of innocent civilians in Iraq. Here’s an excerpt about it from a Guardian Nov 18 report:

“One such source of realism has been the Pentagon, which quietly released a report on Friday detailing the latest deaths of Iraqi civilians in one of its many airstrikes against Isis. Coming just hours after Clinton called for a stepped-up air campaign and greater use of US special forces in Iraq and Syria, it made for sobering reading.

As a car full of women and children fled the captured Iraqi city of Mosul for the relative security of Baghdad this March, it was stopped at an Isis checkpoint – only to be targeted by American A-10 pilot who wrongly assumed the long delay was suspicious.

The rare admission of error from the Pentagon nonetheless excuses the pilot by claiming four civilian passengers revealed themselves only six seconds before the rounds hit and one – chillingly described as having a “signature smaller than the other persons” – was seen on camera just one second before the air onslaught began.”

ALTZAR: And yet, despite ample evidence that military responses to terrorism will only make things worse for the U.S. and the West – by allowing ISIS and Al Qaeda to use them as recruitment tools to sign up more martyrs – “when Hollande visits the White House on Tuesday, he (the French president) is expected to press Obama for more urgent action,” the Guardian reports. 

Just how idiotic can these New World leaders be? Don’t they know that the “definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again while expecting a different outcome?”

Read more…

London Guardian, Nov 21, 2015 – http://gu.com/p/4edh2/stw

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UPDATED NOV 29, 2015

CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD: U.S. IS FIGHTING AN ILLEGAL WAR IN SYRIA

US Congresswoman from Hawaii, a war veteran herself, Introduces Bill To Stop “Illegal” War On Assad; Says CIA Ops Must Stop –

http://go.shr.lc/1HvmNNc via Russia Insider​

In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad “counterproductive” and “illegal” before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same terrorists who The White House insists are “sworn enemies.”

In short, Gabbard all but tells the American public that the government is lying to them and may end up inadvertently starting “World War III.”

For those who missed it, here’s the clip: https://youtu.be/IHkher6ceaA [VIDEO]

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ALTZAR: Everything Congresswoman Gabbard (D, HI) said in this interview makes perfect sense, especially that the Obama administration is waging an illegal war in Syria, and that arming our enemies (Al Qaeda etc) makes no sense. So why are we not seeing this and her new bill as headline news in the U.S?

 

WHY NOT MOURN ALL VICTIMS OF TERRORISM, INCLUDING STATE TERRORISM?

DON’T LET FACEBOOK BRAINWASH YOU WITH ITS NEW WORLD ORDER CONFORMISM

Screen Shot 2015-11-14 at 9.17.23 AMFacebook has quickly come up with a French flag screen over your photo that I see some of you are falling for. Just like Facebook did back in June with a rainbow flag when the Supreme Court legalized gay and lesbian marriages.

lebguide2The day before the Paris Nov 13 attacks, there were also several deadly terrorist bombings in Beirut, the city that used to be called “Paris of the Middle East” before being ravaged by sectarian wars.

Ask yourself: Are the Lebanese lives less precious than the French?

If not, then why not drape the Lebanese flag around your face as some did with the French tricolor?

Why not mourn ALL victims of terrorism, including those killed by state terrorists?

Mourning All Terrorist Victims

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12246679_976707642368115_2996336523736023837_nBy the way, this writer was among the first to share on FB a hand-drawn peace sign with the Eiffel Tower in the middle as a sign of solidarity with the French people. I have a number of dear friends in Paris. And my heart goes out to all of them.

Peace Eiffel cross“THIS SIGN SAYS IT ALL… NO CAPTION NEEDED.

It shows both what makes Paris Paris and what’s missing in it.”

By the way, have you noticed the cross in the above sketch? It is supporting the Eiffel Tower. Here it is, with red emphasis…

Is that perhaps the artist’s subliminal message?

UPDATE NOV 23, 2015

BRUSSELS UNDER NEW WORLD ORDER OCCUPATION WORSE THAN UNDER NAZIS

Belgian Capital Paralyzed by Terror Scare for Third Day in a Row

Europe is now getting a taste of what a New World Order State of Fear looks like. For a third day in a row, empty streets and an eerie silence in this normally bustling capital of the European Union, serve as an reminder to the world of the long bygone era when the Nazi’s occupied the Belgian capital.

Except that, wait a minute, Brussels looked positively vibrant under the German occupation compared to the sights in its streets now, in November 2015. Check it out for yourself…

BRUSSELS UNDER THE NAZI OCCUPATION

Brussels under Nazi occupation (1940) – https://youtu.be/6bs3xF8ZDfI [VIDEO]

Brussels 1940-2

Brussels 1940-1Brussels under German occupation during World War II. Women and men ride bicycles in the streets of Brussels, Belgium. A crowded market street. A woman in an elaborate hat walks past people in the street. Trams move along the city roads. Civilians and military personnel at a street cafe. A view of the ‘Maison du Roi’ or King’s House and the Guildhalls at the Grand Place, the central square of Brussels. The Great Market at the square. Soldiers look at birds in cages. Vendors selling various foods and vegetables. A woman vendor slicing cheese. German Luftwaffe airmen taste the cheese as civilians look on. Location: Brussels Belgium.. Date: 1940.

BRUSSELS UNDER THE NEW WORLD ORDER OCCUPATION

Brussels 2015-4As universities, shopping malls, museums, food markets, the subway system and even a nursery school shut their doors, the city remained jittery after a number of false alarms involving hotels and even City Hall, which was closed on Monday.

“We feel as if we’re taken hostage by the security situation because we’ve had to change our habits, because everything’s closed,” said Deborah Mix, who manages a Bruyerre chocolate shop. “I can’t go do my shopping. I need to be careful when I leave the house. At the same time I feel like the security measures are adding to this climate of fear.”

Charlie Attar, who runs a shop specializing in winter clothes, was not so much a terror attack as a lockdown that extended into the Christmas shopping season.

“It’s going to be a catacomb. I need to pay rent. It’s going to get a lot more difficult.” He added: “We’re going to have to start getting used to the idea of living with the army.”

Read more…

New York Times – Brussels Is Paralyzed by Terror Dragnet for Third Day http://nyti.ms/1jfVnPQ

George Orwell Would Be Pleased…

His “1984” novel written in 1948 is becoming a reality in 2015.

Because, who do you suppose is responsible for all these alleged terrorists converging on Europe?BN-KM956_0928_7_G_20150928040245

The very same governments who ushered the wolf in a sheep’s clothing into Europe under the guise of “MULTICULTURALISM & IMMIGRATION.”

Now that their “liberalism” has resulted in a deadly blowback, the very same government are now turning the Old Continent’s capital cities into military camps.

They have learned well from Washington. (See my 1999 piece “WASHINGTON CRISIS FACTORY” – http://www.truthinmedia.org/…/new-dawn-Washington…

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Global Terrorism

And I also posted a piece on evil of global terrorism, with its origins at the end of World War II, when Jewish terrorists were committing similar crimes in Palestine and elsewhere in the hope of achieving statehood. Here was my conclusion:

“Bottom line? Terrorism breeds terrorism. There are no winners. Everybody is a loser.

Conversely, love breeds love. And everybody can be a winner. So how about we try a little bit of that for a change?”

Here’s that Nov 13 post…

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… NOV 13

1945

TRUMAN SETS UP PANEL TO LOOK INTO JEWISH SETTLEMENTS IN PALESTINE

harry-s-truman-colorOn this day in 1945, President Harry Truman announced the establishment of a panel of inquiry to look into the settlement of Jews in Palestine.

Truman was again inundated with requests for help from the Jewish community. The issue of the establishment of a Jewish state was debated and delayed for another two years.

ALTZAR: Little did Truman know that he was sowing the seeds of a major global conflagration point and an intractable war that is now in its seventh decade.

Meanwhile, back in 1945-1946, it was the Jewish terrorists in Palestine, then a British-governed territory, who grabbed the world headlines with their murders of British, American and Arab citizens.

And what was the outcome? More terrorism. Such as yesterday’s massacres in Lebanon and today’s in Paris.

Bottom line? Terrorism breeds terrorism. There are no winners. Everybody is a loser.

Conversely, love breeds love. And everybody can be a winner. So how about we try a little bit of that for a change?

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

Prepared for Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Mediator for Palestine

Foreword: In view of the tragic assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte by identified Jewish terrorists on September 17 of this year, the following report has been prepared for the use of Dr. Bunche, Count Bernadotte’s immediate replacement.The report is a compilation of all identified terrorist attacks on British, American and Arab individuals and entities from the assassination of the British Resident Minister in the Middle East on November 6, 1944 by members of the terrorist Jewish Stern gang to the assassination of Count Bernadotte on September 17, 1948 by members of this same gang of fanatics.

This information is compiled from reports of the US Department of State, the British Foreign Office and various American and British press services.

New York, October 1, 1948

AT THIS TIME DAY IN 1946… [an excerpt from this report]

August 12, 1946, London. The British Government announced that it will allow no more unscheduled immigration into Palestine and that those seeking entry into that country will be sent to Cyprus and other areas under detention. Declaring that such immigration threatens a civil war with the Arab population, it charges a “minority of Zionist extremists” with attempting to force an unacceptable solution of the Palestine problem.

November 7, 1946, Palestine. Railroad traffic was suspended for 24 hours throughout Palestine following a fourth Irgun attack on railway facilities in two days.

November 9 through November 13, 1946, Palestine. Nineteen persons, eleven British soldiers and policemen and eight Arab constables, were killed in Palestine during this period as Jewish terrorists, using land mines and suitcase bombs, increased their attacks on railroad stations, trains and even streetcars.

November 14, 1946, London. The Board of Deputies of British Jews condemned Jewish terrorist groups who threatened to export their terrorism to England.

And so on…

An excerpt from… http://www.iamthewitness.com/doc/Bunche.Report.on.Zionist.Terrorism.in.the.Near.East.htm

Also see… http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-announces-inquiry-into-jewish-settlement-in-palestine