“Michael Lewis is the Sheriff of Wicomico County, Maryland and what he has to say is absolutely jaw dropping.
“I was sick to my stomach like everybody else. … This was urban warfare, no question about it. They were coming in absolutely beaten down. The [city officers] got out of their vehicles, thanked us profusely for being there, apologized to us for having to be there. They said we could have handled this, we were very capable of handling this, but we were told to stand down, repeatedly told to stand down,” he said. “I had never heard that order come from anyone — we went right out to our posts as soon as we got there, so I never heard the mayor say that. But repeatedly these guys, and there were many high-ranking officials from the Baltimore City Police Department … and these guys told me they were essentially neutered from the start. They were spayed from the start. They were told to stand down, you will not take any action, let them destroy property. I couldn’t believe it, I’m a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. … I had never heard anything like this before in my life and these guys obviously aren’t gonna speak out and the more I thought about this, … I had to say a few things. I apologize if I’ve upset people, but I believe in saying it like it is.”
The claims made by Lewis seem to be confirmed by “a senior law enforcement source” quoted by Fox News. And this “senior law enforcement source” says that the order to stand down came directly from the mayor”
The mayor seems to have some interesting things in her background also.
Baltimore on Fire.
A curfew has been imposed. A state of emergency has been declared. The Maryland National Guard have been activated. According to the Guardian “At least 27 people were arrested and 15 police officers were injured”
As far as exposing and opposing police and government corruption goes, as soon as the first projectile is thrown or the first fire is lit, the oppressors have already won whether it was provocateurs or fools doesn’t even matter now.
Destruction, regardless of the cause, will destroy the cause. When the crowd doing it are almost all African-American that is even more so.
The whole case is submerged underneath the burning cars and flying projectiles.
Freddie Gray’s death was a Homicide.
The case of Freddie Gray is one of the many recent apparent police murders in the US. Freddy Gray having been arrested for possession of a knife, was apparently violently attacked in custody on April 12th, ,an attack that caused severe spinal injuries that led to the 25 year old’s death in hospital several days later.
The events that led to the death of Freddie Gray as related by Wikipedia.
“Police encountered Freddie Gray on the morning of April 12, 2015, in an area of Baltimore known for drug deals and violent crimes, according to a police spokesperson. Gray attempted to flee “unprovoked” on foot, but police on bicycles chased and tackled Gray, found a switchblade in his pocket, and took him into custody at 8:40 a.m. Two bystanders captured Gray’s arrest with video recordings, showing Gray being dragged into the van by officers. A bystander with connections to Gray stated that the officers were “folding” Gray—with one officer bending Gray’s legs backwards, and another holding Gray down on his neck with his knee. Another witness told the Baltimore Sun that they had witnessed Gray being beaten with batons.
According to the police timeline, Gray was in a transport van within 11 minutes of his arrest, and within 30 minutes, paramedics were summoned to take Gray to a hospital. He was taken to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, in a coma within an hour of being taken into police custody. The statement of charges filed by Officer Garrett Miller against Gray accused him of possessing a switchblade. Miller wrote, “The defendant was arrested without force or incident.” Officers also reported “that he suffered a medical emergency during transport”
Riots and Unrest.
I cannot claim to even be across the specific facts of the Freddie Gray case, that is my basic understanding, After the funeral of Freddy Gray in Baltimore there were riots and looting across several Baltimore neighborhoods. Buildings and cars were burned and it was shocking to see a group of African-American students apparently attack the police with rocks.
RAW Baltimore rioters attack police with rocks
Violent Actions Mean the Victory of Injustice.
The rage is at a very high level and it is based in real injustice, but all these type of actions only buttress the police state and injustice they seek to oppose by making them seem necessary suddenly to the frightened people of white suburbia, who suddenly forget about the fact that the police are brutal and criminal and start thinking they need these police to protect them from the angry black people. It is sad that people think that way maybe, but that is the case.
The only way the police culture and administration of justice will improve if that is even possible, will be through political dialogue and argument.
The Battle of Ideas.
That has to be the battlefield, the battle ground of ideas, the gap between the police and the people all around needs to be vastly reduced. All the adversarial habits of both sides, of all sides are going to be unhelpful in the necessary drastic reform and renewal of US police culture.
I understand why people talk about a Civil war, but it should not even be contemplated.
That is the plot and there has to be a better way. A legal way.
The Tragic History of Black America.
It finally occurred to me reading a biography of Sonny Liston, the heavyweight boxing champion of the 1960s. Famously defeated twice by Mohammed Ali.
Sonny Liston was born in the 1930s, He was raised just the same as a slave. Illiterate, child laborer, share cropper they called them. They were basically just like serfs from medieval societies.
So when advocates of Neo- Liberal economics speak of a level playing field, there never was a level playing field in the US, just an end to overt racial segregation.
I am against affirmative action as it operates today, it is an insulting joke, but I am strong;y in favour of a completely different type of affirmative action at the building block levels, at the level of child health and education, that would be a great area for affirmative action for poor people in general in order to build a better educated and more productive population if that is the goal of the US.
The people who were technically freed from slavery, were not equipped to compete on the white-collar marketplace . Slavery was not a job, it was a way of life and one of the elements of slavery was illiteracy.
Children of illiterate people are at an inherent developmental disadvantage. It is harder for those parents to pre-school educate their children so this is a disadvantage that has remained inbuilt and it is based on the remnants of tthat initial injustice of the system of slavery.
African-Americans and other blue-collar Americans should have more money spent on their child health and education as a way to ameliorate these disadvantages and create a more productive community. You need to fix things from the ground up, not apply the silly and insulting affirmative action after the fact.
The decline of inner city life in the US is clearly linked to the policy of destroying the US industrial base and moving as much manufacturing as possible off shore. While consumers do benefit somewhat from these free trade policies, the impact on the societies of the West is very clear and it has been disastrous.
A Change is Clearly Required.
Real leadership, political leadership should seek to take drastic measures against the status quo.
Someone needs to figure out a way to end the high unemployment areas, create jobs, empty the prisons of the non violent criminals and try to put these fractured communities back together.
It will take decades, but the whole inner city decay of the past forty years must be reversed.
Wall Street must pay transaction taxes, and the madness in the Middle East must end.
The American Way of Life Declined While the Empire’s Middle Eastern Wars took Precedence over the People.
The budget of the US military should be cut by 75% over time and almost all the bases should be dismantled and all pretensions towards being some type of overseer or hegemon should be abandoned.
It is clear that the US will never have anything but a destructive and destabilising influence in the Middle East.. It has been a nightmare for all concerned and they may as well simply leave. They will only makes things worse no matter what they do. All else is simply delusion.
All those J Dams, those billions of dollars worth of bombs, never actually helped the people of the US, nor did any of the wars. Ever.
Freddie Gray VIDEO: Police Arrest Healthy Black Man, Break His SPINE, Brutally Beat Him to DEAD
24 hours in Baltimore A wrap-up on the uprising, protests
Baltimore Cops Violently Attack Cop’s Daughte[
RAW Baltimore School Police Officer Beating Girl With Baton
“JH is a challenging eight-week joint military and interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
• JH is a US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) sponsored exercise to improve the Special Operations Forces’ UW capability as part of the National Security Strategy
• JH 15 will run from 15 July through 15 September 2015.”
The Official Explanation.
Military’s Story on Jade Helm 15 on 3-28-2015
The explanation that I heard for the exercise contained in the video above was that the US Army Special Forces and some others are going to be training to operate cut off from supplies behind enemy lines. That is the straightforward reason for the designation of Texas and Utah as “enemy held territory”. It does not mean they are about to attack Utah and Texas especially not with 1,200 troops!
For the purposes of the exercise the military forces are going to be placed in behind the lines situations on sabotage and other insurgent type operations.
Where it is envisaged these tactics will be used is completely unclear but it is equally likely that the intent is simply to cover all contingencies and maintain certain skill sets and disciplines. The point is the US military are playing the insurgent role, the comparison used in one case was the French resistance against the German occupation forces during World War 2. Helicopter Attacks.
As well as the evasion and survival element of the operation there were also to be we are told a number of helicopter borne operations to be conducted against pretend targets, The Military plan to fly into a certain spot, attack a certain building and leave after about fifteen minutes. That is what they say they are planning to do and in the example that I heard depicted, the actual attack was to be on a building inside an US military facility. Civilian Involvement?
The civilian role players are there to test the soldiers ability to gain the trust of both unfriendly and semi friendly local people. They do not intend to interact with civilians who are not part of the exercise. These are the basic facts of the operation according to the US military.
According to “alternative researchers”, such as Professor Jim Fetzer quoted here
“JADE HELM, which is an operation that covers at least seven states (and now seems to have expanded to five or six more) could possibly be the cover for imposing martial law under the pretext of conducting operations in urban settings, which are meant to train personnel “for foreign operations”,
The Martial Law Dry Run?
It is being widely claimed that the Operation is a ruse designed to mask or enable the imposition of Martial Law in the United States. There is no doubt that many of the necessary steps towards complete tyranny have been taken by US legislators since the false flag terror attacks of September 2001.
The Legal Infrastructure of Tyranny.
These legislative efforts at imposing the legal infrastructure of tyranny on the USA began in 2001 with the Patriot act and came to apparent fruition with the NDAA bill signed into Law at the end of 2011. Under the provisions of the NDAA any US citizen can be detained indefinitely and secretly by the US government. These developments and many other similarly worrying signs, the Militarised Police Force, the impunity of the police even when they clearly commit murder, and the breach of the Civil rights of the citizens of the Watertown area two years ago in the wake of the Boston bombing psy- op mean that these rather wild claims of a martial law plot are not without some foundation of genuine concern about the corruption of the rule of law and tyranny developing in America.
The legislation that tyranny requires has been put in place and the events in the aftermath of the manufactured Boston fake terror attack show that some US authorities are testing their ability to impose a new legal regime upon the US is at the very least being tested.
The NDAA Explained in 3 Minutes
Others mention the operation as a mask for a major false flag.
There are a lot of people who see this event as a portent of doom for the US, one way or another.
Many of the people highlighting the doomsday scenarios, could be described as the “usual suspects” of the permanent industry of the apocalypse. Many of the people talking about this and expressing concern are very respectable, thoughtful people who are not the usual suspects at all.
There is valid Concern in the US due to past events,
Initially I looked at what the US military were saying, noted that the exercise actually involves only 1,200 troops according to the US military, noticed some of the sillier claims being made, noted that there are more than 4400 Walmart stores in the US., and was prepared to write this off as a pure beat up.
I still believe that this story is being beaten up tremendously, and that short of some catalysing catastrophe in the interim, this is probably just another military exercise.
But when I looked back at the things that have happened, the things that have been done to destroy the US, the things that have succeeded. The things about which there can be no doubt and there is clearly good reason, sound reason that people would be intensely distrustful and even paranoid about the intentions of the US government towards them.
Suspicion and even paranoia are justified, if slightly misplaced in this specific case, perhaps. Because for more that a century an agenda of tyranny has been slowly and steadily implemented in the US. Every administration tells big lies and almost every new administration starts new wars based on lies.
The Missing Crisis. The pattern of behavior from the tyrannical elements of the US power structure has become clear at this point and one thing that stands out is that there is a style of crisis initiation that is always used in order to impose a new level of tyranny or new police state measure and this is true across the Western world. Therefore, unless and until a major crisis or catastrophe afflicts the US this exercise is likely just another harmless and pointless military exercise that will not lead to Martial Law or any other extraordinary measures. If there is a major crisis or cataclysm in the next several months, that could completely change the assessment but at this point in time, the US is a functioning nation with a relatively healthy economy. Almost everyone in the US pays their taxes, the Government functions, Wall Street and their agents of tyranny continue to get fat and rich harvesting the wealth of the US for their own benefit so there is simply no need it would seem for the dark elite who rule the US to take any drastic measures that would put a successful harvest and destroy project in jeopardy. It simply makes no sense in the current circumstances. If a major crisis erupts everything may change overnight but that is the situation today and therefore the idea that Martial Law is about to be imposed upon the US is completely illogical although the general concerns of creeping tyranny are very well founded.
This is Not an Occupation Style Exercise.
The Operation is not a faux Occupation at all but rather a preparation for acting as an insurgent or saboteur force. The location on the earth that the US military may imagine acting in this way is very unclear, the underlying truth is that at this stage the US actually has very few ground forces operationally deployed. There are slightly fewer than 10,000 US troops remaining in Afghanistan and this is the only US ground operation of any significant size at the current time. This exercise is probably just a way for them to try to maintain a level of combat readiness for the US special forces in the absence of any major wars for them to fight. The point is that we know that if there is an attempt to impose Martial law on even a part of the USA, it will not simply be announced and done but a series of events will precede it in order to make the US public believe that the steps are necessary. The US governing elite never come out in the open and announce their intention to impose tyranny on the US, they always use some crisis or event as an excuse for doing so, the Hegelian dialectic is always used, always. Problem, reaction, solution.
Israel Lobbyist – We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!
Unless and until the crisis occurs there is an overwhelming likelihood that Jade Helm is simply what the US military say it is. One of many regular training exercise they conduct all across the US and the world. This seems to be what they have to do to seem important when there is no actual war for them to fight.
A History of Lies and Increasing Tyranny,
In 2013, the Massachusetts National Guard were activated and placed on the streets of Watertown, Boston in order to apprehend an untrained lone 19-year-old being framed for a fake bombing.
Innocent Watertown family ripped from their home at gunpoint; Police storm the property
The Truth about the Future is Unknown, the Truth about the Past is Known
On September 11th the US military conducted exercises that mimicked the exact scenario of the attacks with hijacked jets attacking the New York World Trade Centre. Until the real authors of the 911 atrocity are punished, the people of the US have every right not to believe the US government even when they are telling the truth. It’s a natural byproduct of the big evil lie. The US will be a ghost nation, a shadow until the 911 case is resolved. It defined an era, it was a turning point in the history of the West and the world. It is not like other false flag terror attacks, or assassinations. Everyone who bothers to look for example, knows that John F. Kennedy was attacked by at least three gunman, that the shot that killed him struck him from the front and that Lee Harvey Oswald was tested for gunshot residue and came up a solid negative for having fired a rifle. The magic bullet is absolute nonsense, wishful thinking, an impossibility. It is likewise a physical impossibility that an ANFO based device could possibly cause the devastation of the Alfred P. Murrah building and the blast effects seen in Bali.
911 is On Another Level. As strong as all those cases are, and the work of General Partin is superb on OKC and the JFK case has been proven time and time again by thousands of researchers. The difference is that it is physically possible to shoot a man in the street in Dallas, in fact it happened, The official story of the JFK killing is honest compared to the 911 fairytale because at least it gets the most basic details of the cause of death correct. The President died after being shot by a gun, right? Everyone to my knowledge agrees with that for the obvious reason that it is correct. In the case of 911, not only is the “cause of death” of the Twin Towers and WTC7 incorrect, but it is physically impossible. Not only is the Official story of 911 incorrect as to what happened on that day, and hard provably so, but the Official story of 911 is actually impossible on any day, ever. This is because the Official story of 911 is inconsistent with the most basic and immutable Laws of Physics, most notably violating all three of Newton’s Laws of Motion.
WTC7 in Freefall: No Longer Controversial
North Tower Exploding
WTC7 Freefall Ends the Debate over the Official Story. As far as WTC7 goes, the building achieved free fall acceleration during collapse, the building fell as if through the empty air, there is no history of Office fires causing even a partial collapse of a steel framed skyscraper, the idea that office fires could cause free fall collapse is literally impossible. The free fall acceleration is not merely a claim, the measurements have been made by David Chandler and accepted by the US government NIST investigators. The entire collapse was at almost free fall speed, free fall acceleration was achieved by WT7 as it fell and this ends the argument as to the veracity of the Official story. The Twin towers are just as obvious as the North Tower can be observed being violently ejected UPWARDS AND OUTWARDS at tremendous speed. The building is not falling apart it is being blown apart from the bottom to top and top to bottom simultaneously, and the top of the building can be clearly seen being blown through the air. Much of the building can also be seen to turn to dust and the rest is blown into small fragments. None of these clearly and easily observable phenomena can possibly be consistent with a fire driven gravity collapse.
Dealing with “Problem” Individuals- We Already Know How It is Done.
While there are many people speaking some very powerful and wonderfully indiscreet truths about the crimes of the Cabal against America, are there any “dissidents” who are really causing trouble or anxiety for the system?
The number of people who know the truth about events such as 911 is huge numbers wise, but not percentage wise. It may be as few as 1%, I am confident that it is 1% it could be 10%, but it’s not enough t represent a problem.
Problems are easily dealt with anyway,by dirty police, by the F.B.I and by organised crime cutouts along with intelligence operators. So it would be really very stupid to advertise this big military exercise, in order to achieve what the police and or FBI can already easily accomplish.
This is not hyperbole if you look at the cases of Roland Carnaby, his death at the hands of the police can be viewed on Youtube, we know the FBI murdered Igrahim Todashev in order presumably to protect the Boston bombing frame up somehow. (Todashev was friends with Tamerlan Tsarneav) The FBI also are widely believed to have “dealt” with the Nebraska child abuse investigator Gary Caradori, the capacity of the US police to gun down people with near total impunity is displayed on a nigh daily basis.
Sadly there is tremendous corruption amongst all major US police forces, if local cops are clean, and the situation requires it, State police are brought in.
This seemed to be what happened to William Cooper, he was lured from his home and attacked by State police. Funnily enough I have an interview with William Cooper on a day he was in an angry mood and he said he was willing to die on his doorstep. Which is where he was when the police killed him.
The Claims Have Raised a Vital Question.
Despite the fact that many inflated and irrational claims have been made about this operation, as previously stated there is good reason for suspicion based on the crimes of the past. Te current claims rest upon a history of lies , deception and mass murder, and they point to a truly huge and important unanswered question.
Who or What are the US Military?
This is the unanswered question that sits behind the valid questions and the wild claims, it has never really been clear where the US military actually stand? Are they to be the New World order’s shock troops turning the US into Iraq, or will they say no, arrest the criminals and be part of America’s redemption.
That is the question, are the US military part of the force that will destroy the US or are they part of it’s redemption?
No-one knows the answer. On the one hand you could point to the likes of Curtis Le May, Lyman Lemnitzer, Operation Northwoods, the willingness.of the Joint Chiefs of staff in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis to engage in nuclear war even if the US lost 100 million people, Abu Ghraib, My Lai, DU munitions, neutron bombs, white phosphorous, the Gladio connection, the fact that explosives were certainly planted inside the Pentagon n 911 and the perpetrators walked away.
Or you could look at all the good things, Smedley Butler, the soldiers who stopped the My Lai massacre on the day, all the whistle-blowers, the Veterans for peace and the thousands of different veterans and soldiers who have tried to tell the truth in the face if an earthquake of lies and propaganda.
A Positive Suggestion.
One positive move the US military could legally make, might be to re-investigate the Pentagon attack on 911. There is little doubt that a real investigation will discover that no hijacked aircraft struck the Pentagon and 911 and the building seems to have been attacked with pre-planted explosives, which are visible at 9.43 am and audible at 10.10 am when the front wall collapses. It seems inevitable that some of the individuals involved would fall under the jurisdiction of the military. These people killed more than 100 members of the US military, to let them walk away is unthinkable surely?
Second explosion Pentagon, FOX, 10:10, 9/11
9/11 First Two Handheld Camera Videos Of Pentagon After Explosion
April 25th, 2015. UKRAINE ALLIES GO ISIS!
The Azov Battalion Crucified a Man and Burned Him Alive on Video!!
Ukraine’s ISIS. Members of neo-Nazi Azov battalion crucifying & burning a “separatist”
These are our allies. These are forces the US recently sent three hundred military training forces to aid. The forces the Australian Prime Minister stated we were “all behind”. They appear to have crucified a man and burned him alive on video. It is one of the worst things I have ever seen.
The video shows a man being nailed to a cross in an outdoor setting, a forest clearing, by a group of masked men who claim t be from the Azov battalion. The video is coming from Novorussian sources, Kazzura posted it on their second channel but it was removed but I found it on a channel called Russian Insider. The video shows the man being nailed to the cross and the men set a fire underneath him after raising the cross. The video cuts off as the man begins to scream (his mouth is taped up) as the flames below begin to reach him.
All of these propaganda videos deserve to be treated with skepticism, this may be a hoax, but the footage appears to be authentic.
I have previously found footage where a member of the Azov battalion admitted to the torture of captured fighters. That doesn’t prove anything of course.
Who are the Azov battalion?
The Azov battalion are one of several so called “Volunteer” or “political” units, or militias that fight for the Ukraine but are not formally part of the Ukraine army. They are basically right wing ultra-nationalist militia integrated into the Ukraine military due to necessity. The Ceasefire and the Minsk Agreement.
The ceasefire in the Donbass never took hold, but has been breaking very slowly, in small steps. The bottom line is that the Ukraine Government has treated the Minsk agreement with contempt, they showed no interest at any time in negotiating a settlement with the DPR and LPR leadership despite pledging to do so at the moment of the ceasefire.
Until this changes the war will presumably grind from failed ceasefire to failed ceasefire with the Ukraine government presumably hoping that if it is still ongoing in 2017, the next US administration may offer decisive help.
I have little doubt in the crucifixion videos authenticity, I am sure many will question it and it may turn out to be a fraud. I hope so, but I know what I saw. If the video is authentic it will be just one more chapter of horror from the same people who strangled a pregnant woman in Odessa last May, who shot their own people in the Maidan and presumably were also part of the broader group that destroyed flight MH17 and murdered all on board. That is not to forget the thousands of civilians slain in the indiscriminate bombardment of the Donbass region.
Nuland and Pyatt and Soros and Henri Levy must all be very proud of themselves.
Azov Battalion Member Admits to Torture POWs in Donbas
ANZAC Day 2015 100th “Anniversary” of the Dardanelles Fiasco.
Tomorrow, April 25th will mark the 100th anniversary of the failed British, Australian and New Zealand attack on Gallipoli, Turkey. This is an extremely big deal in Australia because the First World War was the first major war for the Australian military, Australia having become an independent nation at the beginning of 1901 and Gallipoli was the first battle of that war.
The Gallipoli campaign involved an eight month attack on a remote region of Turkey for unknown reasons that left more than 6,000 Australians dead and achieved absolutely nothing positive, other than for the Turks, whose Commander at Gallipoli Kamal Attaturk rose to lead the post Ottoman Turkish nation who justifiably celebrate their great victory at Gallipoli.
World War 1 for Australia- a Human Catastrophe Borne of Blind Loyalty to the British Empire.
To Remember the soldiers who died in our name is a very good thing, to do otherwise would be unthinkable, but we do the sacrifice they made a disservice if we neglect to mention the context in which the wars were fought. The reasons or lack thereof for the sacrifice that we commemorate.
World War I was completely unnecessary, achieved absolutely nothing and ultimately was little more than an elite organised mass human blood sacrifice. Neither Australia nor even Britain were under any real threat. The lesson we have only half learned is that Australia should never become involved in Imperial wars that have no bearing on Australia and take place in distant continents ever again.
More than 420,000 Australians participated in World War 1, more than 60,000 died and 137,000 more were wounded.
In 1915, the Australian population was recorded at fewer than 5 million, Translated into today’s Australia with a population of around 23 million people, that would be the equivalent of more than 270,000 killed and 630,000 wounded and a deployment of 2 million. The scale of the deployment was clearly pure madness.
A Very Brief History of the Australian Military.
Like all forces that are not great powers, the history of the Australian Military is of little interest to outsiders. To put it in the simplest terms, by and large the history of the Australian military is a very respectable one, albeit almost always in the capacity of the imperial Janissary. This overall relatively positive history is marred by two major calamities. The calamities were the World War 1 involvement and the consequences of the fall of Singapore in early 1942 that saw thousands of Australian forces trapped and captured by the Japanese Army.
Each of these calamities was caused by blind faith in Britain and the naive, indeed idiotic belief that Britain would act loyally towards Australia.
The Birth of a Nation?
It seems mad that the single most disastrous decision ever made by an Australian government should be celebrated in any way. Did anyone actually think to ask the Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes at the end of the war,what Australia had achieved for the loss of 60,000 dead men (and women)?
The answer for decades was that it was worth it because the valor of our troops proved to the British that Austral ans were no longer convicts, but honorable and worthy of respect. That seems to be why the catastrophe occurred, the desperate desire for the approval of the British establishment mobilised the Australian politicians and people alike it seems.
It appears that Australians were intensely brainwashed to respect the British establishment despite their transparently criminal and vile nature and to take seriously the whole “island of reprobates” myth.
The Meaning of Independence.
Even when the war is portrayed critically we are delivered simple minded trash about it all being the fault of the British aristocrats who led the British army at that time.
Yet it was Australian politicians that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of young Australian lives on the basis of the pathetic fantasy of winning the respect of the British.
The story of Gallipoli only goes to show that in 1915 Australia was independent in name only and that the mindset of the Australian political leadership was no more than obedience and fealty to the British.
The Convict Stain is a Joke.
The real crime, the real stain we bear as Australians is that of the destruction and displacement of the indigenous Australian civilisation that we displaced and largely destroyed.It is obvious to anyone with any sense that the whole convict story was a bunch of self serving tosh the British used to mask the real crime, the theft of the continent and the declaration that the existing inhabitants were flora and fauna!.
The British had recently abolished slavery, but the slave owner mindset persisted The British wanted to steal Australia and there was a lack of volunteers,so the convict transportations were simply a means by which to press gang sufficient numbers of the British underclass to leave and at the same time also provide a slave labor work force to help induce the free settlers to join the colony. Settlers and workers were required in order to populate the continent. and thus extend their Empire to the southern island continent, the convicts were two birds with one stone. Many of the people they sent were criminals, but many were not. People were transported for belonging to Trade Unions and the rule of Law was an absolute joke in Britain as remains the case to this very day.The truly wicked British criminals rule and live behind a veil of legal impunity and do not hesitate to frame any who threaten their position.
Today a man named Michael Shrimpton sits in a British jail because he offered intelligence about a terror threat in good faith to the British government. The corruption is truly breathtaking and was presumably even more pronounced in the 18th century. All the findings of British courts both then and now can thus be treated with skepticism if not outright contempt
The British System is Completely Corrupt, Hypocritical and Morally Bankrupt.
High status individuals still enjoy immunity from prosecution. The nauseating case of the pathetic worm Greville Janner makes it absolutely clear that this persists to this very day. So of course the people transported were almost all members of the underclass, the upper echelon criminals enjoyed immunity in Britain in the 18th century as they do today.
A week before the DPP Alison Saunders adjudged Janner unfit for trial on dozens of cases of child rape Janner had written and signed a letter to the House of Lords stating that he would like to extend his leave from the House, this fact surely makes the position of the DPP completely untenable. How is that possibly tolerable? Not only is it tolerable but this is the British way, this is the tradition.
So the whole idea that Australia was a “nation of miscreants” in need of redemption from the “convict stain” was pure nonsense, a farce that the British managed to inculcate in Australians and this was a root cause of the catastrophe of Australia in World War 1.
It is astonishing the way the Australian leadership and people were never able to see Britain for what it was, a criminal Empire run by feudalist crime lords with sick predilections and no legitimate claim to the throne under the supposed bloodline system.
The real British monarch is some anonymous bloke who lives in country New South Wales. Not that it matters.
Transportation for whatever reason was thus a rescue, the Australians were at least physically, beyond the clutches of the venal and wicked British establishment. They deserve gratitude for that if nothing else.
Head Office Moves to Washington DC.
It made perfect sense for Australia to transfer loyalties to the new head office of the empire, Washington DC during World War 2 and all in all, coup aside, the Americans were a far better ally than the UK for the obvious reason that the American leadership did not share the neuroses and class obsessions of the British establishment.
Australian forces participated in the Korean and Vietnam wars, suffering around 500 deaths in each, lost forty soldiers in the Afghan war,(the US remains but the Australians have departed) and also participated in the criminal attack on iraq,This means that the former Australian PM John Howard is an unprosecuted war criminal along with Bush, Blair and the rest.Howar deserves condemnation as for the =decision to join the criminal coalition of the willing.
From a purely Australian viewpoint Howard deserves immense credit for not subjecting the Australian military to the nightmare occupation of Iraq. As a result Australia suffered zero combat fatalities in the Iraq war in contrast to the 150 plus British troops and 4800 Americans that died there.
In Vietnam, Korea in Afghanistan and most of all in Iraq, the US took more than their fair share of the casualties.
The US population is 15 times Australia, between these three wars the US has taken almost 70,00 kia whereas Austrlai suffered around 550, rounding up. These casualties are only 10% of the US based on population. The Australian casualties were very low proportionally, unlike World War 1 when Australian casualties were among the highest for any participant.
Other than World War 2 All Australian wars were Wars of Choice Acting as Imperial Auxiliaries.
Beyond the many wars for the sake of the alliance, there have been Australian military operations in East Timor and the Solomon Islands, I categorise East Timor as a peace keeping operation that was not aggressive in intent. War like incidents took place, If you call that a War it was an exception to the rule. It was not an act of aggression, they didn’t attack East Timor anymore than Russia attacked Crimea in March 2014. It was a show of force operation that was sanctioned by the UN and it did not lead to major violence. That is not to understate the risks to the soldiers stationed there, it just wasn’t a war in the negative sense and did not lead to a bloodbath but rather reduced the violence. If an operation reduces the violence in an area as that operation did, it is not a war in my opinion .
The Same Old Rhetoric but the Lesson Was Learned.
A century and many wars later, Australia’s World War 1 casualties still comprise well over 50^ of the total Australian military death toll. Australia remains a Janissary nation but the politicians who followed Hughes never showed the same callous indifference towards Australian lives, nothing like it. That is one thing that deserves gratitude, but it also shows what a maniac Hughes must have been to send ALMOST 10 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION (8.4%) in a war no one can explain even a century later that had no bearing on Australia’s vital interests. Billy Hughes, the British born Australian politician who sent all those men to die for nothing deserves to be remembered as quite simply the worst “Australian” politician who ever lived. Funnily enough he was British.
The fact that this man is greeted with the same reverence attended any other dead politician merely shows how supine and asleep we apparently remain.
Still the 40 soldiers killed in Afghanistan in an unwinnable war with ridiculous aims incited by an obvious and proven false flag attack that really had nothing to do with Afghanistan even by the Official story. The proponents of the war tried to say that terrorists trained in Afghanistan. It was true that MI and CIA maintained training bases for jihadists there, Osama bin Laden helped run some of their camps. But much of the training for 911 according to the Official story , took place in the USA, this is where the pilots trained, others supposedly took martial arts, so you might just as well invade America as Afghanistan, it was that silly. And as for the idea that a progressive social order can be imposed upon people by the force of arms and military occupation. It is pure stupidity. No one surely really believes that sending heavily armed men to occupy a nation and bombing it extensively from the air will have a moderating influence? No one could possibly be so silly to believe that could they?
As if you need to occupy a country for more than a decade in order to wipe out a couple of training camps that the US air force could destroy completely in around two minutes. I feel terrible for the soldiers that had to go through the ordeal, they are the real victims in this matter, not the people who sit at home. There is no point trying to lie and pretend that the war was a good idea or for a just cause, no matter how well intentioned the participants, when it wasn’t. It just wasn’t.
The Hard Lesson.
A security policy that is anchored in one alliance with one very powerful nation has many shortcomings and problems. It is not the fault of the American people that their nation has been seized and is under the control of a psychopathic crime syndicate, but it has happened, the success of the September 11th false flag massacre makes this fact inescapable. Until the US is liberated from these sinister forces, the alliance , which has overall been relatively cost free for Australia could become a poisonous thing. If the Washington warmongers decide to do something really mad like a major war with Russia or China, or even Iran, Australia must be a voice of moderation and sanity and we must never again throw our people away in the Empire’s Wars of choice.
The Bottom Line.
Although the casualties at least are minute compared to the World War 1 nightmare, the truth is the Australian military should only be used to defend the Australian nation and should only ever be deployed overseas on peace keeping operations such as East Timor and the Solomon Islands. If the Australian nation is to mature we must recognise that the only true security comes from independent means of defence that do not presume the assistance of any ally.
This quote from the US Government Accountability Office describes how it was done.
“ One of DOE’s unique capabilities is the ability to conduct aerial background radiation surveys. These surveys are conducted by using helicopters or planes equipped with radiation detectors to fly over an area and collect information on existing background radiation sources, such as granite statues in a city or medical isotopes located at hospitals. This can help DOE establish baseline radiation levels against which future radiation levels can be compared in order to more easily detect new radiation sources that may pose a security or public health threat. DOE is not the only federal agency responsible for detecting nuclear and radiological materials.”
The purpose of the survey was principally to provide a background radiation map of New York so that future surveys could then identify any “extra” radiation signals and therefore prevent any future Nuclear terrorist attack on the city.
In September 2006, the GAO released their report, which found that the mapping techniques were effective and that the process should be extended across the US.
In October 2006, an article was printed in the Cleveland Indy Media that claimed.
“One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan’s east side has the potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak in radiation.”
The Rense article is itself based on the Cleveland Indy Media story. The Cleveland story makes a small error in that it refers to the Israeli Embassy, there is no Israeli Embassy in New York, the Embassy is in Washington DC, but Israel has a Diplomatic Consulate in New York, along with it’s UN mission based there There are also Israeli Consulate Generals in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
The rest of the story reads like a conventional news story and even the radiation spike, the claim is treated very lightly and quickly passed over.
It is a single source story, as the GAO does not list the hotspot sites although it seems that a graph originally accompanied the story showing the hot spot areas, the graph has disappeared very soon after the report was released.
It is still an extremely interesting story because it does tend to corroborate a number of claims made about the way the 911 atrocity was conducted.
911-Israeli Foreknowledge is Proven by at Least Two Different Pieces of Evidence.
In fairness it should be acknowledged that foreknowledge of 911 was surprisingly widespread. Different people exhibited different degrees of knowledge.
It can be inferred for example that elements of the US financial services industry had foreknowledge of the fact that something was going to happen involving passenger aircraft due to the massive surge in the “Shorting”, betting against the price of the stocks of United and American Airlines and only those two airlines. The two airlines “used” in the 911 operation.
As this quote from “Insider Trading and 911 the Facts laid bare” by Lars Schall elucidates.
“The atypical volumes, which are very rare for specific stocks lead to the suspicion of insider trading.” Six years after the attacks on the World Trade Center this is the disturbing results of a recent study by Marc Chesney and Loriano Mancini, professors at the University of Zurich. The authors, one of them a specialist in derivative products, the other a specialist in econometrics, worked on the sales options that were used to speculate on the decline in the prices of 20 large American companies, particularly in the aerospace and financial sector.”
“Their analysis refers to the execution of transactions between the 6th and 10th of September 2001 compared to the average volumes, which were collected over a long period (10 years for most of the companies). In addition, the two specialists calculated the probability that different options within the same sector in significant volumes would be traded within a few days. “We have tried to see if the movements of specific stocks shortly before the attacks were normal.” We show that the movements for certain companies such as American Airlines, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup, Marsh & McLehnan are rare from a statistical point of view, especially when compared to the quantities that have been observed for other assets like Coca-Cola or HP,” explains Marc Chesney, a former Professor at the HEC and co-author of Blanchiment et financement du terrorisme (Money laundering and financing of terrorism), published by Editions Ellipses. “For example 1,535 put option contracts on American Airlines with a strike of $30 and expiry in October 2001 were traded on September 10th, in contrast to a daily average of around 24 contracts over the previous three weeks. The fact that the market was currently in a bear market is not sufficient to explain these surprising volumes.”
“The authors also examined the profitability of the put options and trades for an investor who acquired such a product between the 6th and 10th September. “For specific titles, the profits were enormous.” “For example, the investors who acquired put options on Citigroup with an expiry in October 2001 could have made more than $15 million profit,” he said. On the basis of the connection of data between volumes and profitability, the two authors conclude that “the probability that crimes by Insiders (Insider trading) occurred , is very strong in the cases of American Airlines, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup and JP Morgan. “There is no legal evidence, but these are the results of statistical methods, confirming the signs of irregularities.”
“In a new version of their study that was published on September 7, 2011, the authors stuck to their findings from April 2010. They added the emphasis that in no way the profits gained with the put options to which they point could have been achieved due to sheer fortunate coincidence, but that in fact they were based on prior knowledge which had been exploited.”
So it can be inferred foreknowledge of an attack involving these specific carriers but there is no sign that there was foreknowledge of the actual targets, the exact time or any of those other details.
These elements of the US financial services industry, trading in Chicago and New York, may have had total foreknowledge, but all that can be reasonably inferred from their actions is that they knew something would happen and these carriers would be affected.
That is a fairly compelling, but rather low level of foreknowledge.
If the foreknowledge of the five “Dancing Israelis” is examined by contrast, the knowledge appears to be far more detailed.
The Dancing Israelis, arrested on September 11th, appear to know the specific target buildings and the exact timing of the attack to within hours at the least.
The Dancing Israelis were observed filming the “aircraft strikes” on the World Trade Centre from the top of a building that required them to drive for ten minutes after learning of the attacks. The building the Dancing Israelis worked “Urban Moving Systems” had a good view of the North Tower,the first tower attacked but a poor view of the South tower.
The Dancing Israelis had no reason to travel unless they knew the other tower would be hit and needed to view that, and they are alleged to have arrived at their filming post within minutes of the first attack according to one eyewitness,
The Israelis were celebrating and filmed themselves with the burning towers in the background.
When arrested the Dancing Israelis did not offer a credible or honest account of their movements on the morning, When the five Israeli terrorists were removed from their van, they helpfully explained the purpose of the attacks and the mindset behind them also. “We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems, the Palestinians are the problem.” also, apropos of nothing, as leaving the vehicle, “We were on the West Side Highway at the time of the incident.” an unprompted and dishonest attempt to create an alibi, In the afternoon there were five members of the group in the van, in the morning, the witnesses had seen only three.
Odigo Message the Other Indicator of Israeli Foreknowledge.
It is also worth remembering the other solid example of foreknowledge in Israel, the Odigo messaging service warning sent out in Hebrew in the hours before the attack. This was not a Jewish warning in the slightest, everyday Jewish people were in the same category as anyone else, there was a small scale warning sent out to certain Israelis prior to the attacks. The warning referred to an incident that day in New York, the foreknowledge was not detailed. It is also completely unclear who sent the warning beyond the fact that it was a user of that messaging service based in Israel but sent out to members, almost all Israeli, across the world..
There were many other better examples of foreknowledge than the Odigo example. There was one story told by a man named Randy Glass of meeting with a Pakistani arms dealer connected to the Pakistani intelligence outfit the ISI (Inter Services intelligence) who stated during a meal in a restaurant more than two years prior to the attacks. “ those towers, will soon be gone”” or words to that effect. There is no suggestion the man was involved, but he knew it was going to happen and the target.
The foreknowledge of the Dancing Israelis extends into probable involvement in the attack.
There have been many allegations made about the use of Nuclear weapons, small nuclear weapons in the demolition of the World Trade Center. Wayne Madsen wrote that 911 was a nuclear event several years ago. Veteran’s Today editor Gordon Duff has repeatedly claimed that Israel smuggled nuclear weapons into New York City prior to the attack and that the weapons were hidden in the Israeli New York Consulate. Gordon Duff has also repeatedly claimed that Israeli intelligence officers placed small nuclear weapons in vehicles in the car park of certain WTC buildings prior to the attack. Duff also claims to have a copy of a secret US government report by the Department of Energy into the fact that 911 was a nuclear attack.. The narrative presented corroborates all the known facts although the specific details cannot be confirmed due to the fact that it is a single source story . The details are so corroborative as to make the account compelling nonetheless.
It is possible that the 2005 Radiation survey was actually a sly attempt to gather intelligence on 911 and that the radiation spike at the Israeli Consulate building, which is just a large office space rented to numerous businesses and other organisations may have been due to the residual radiation that the weapons stored there prior to the attack. left behind or it could indicate a Samson option type of scenario.
It actually seems like a rather cute coincidence that the one city that the DOE surveyed was also the one city that people within the DOE apparently conclude was attacked with Nuclear weapons on September 11thso the probability must be that they were intent on collecting evidence relating to the 911 atrocity and overall it is becoming increasingly obvious that the attack was conducted in large part by the agents and assets of Israeli intelligence, Although it remains unclear what specific entity gave the instructions to these officers.
At face value, every IS propaganda video is a joke. These videos tend to be crude and often obviously fraudulent anti-propaganda, but the contents of this latest video “We Will Burn America” may point towards a real threat. The content and timing of this release combined with the fact that this ultra-violent video is being hosted by the Neoconservative PJ media site who include on their staff an individual named Michael Ledeen with strong historical links to false flag terror atrocities and the manufacture of intelligence designed to start wars and a genuinely disturbing picture emerges of terrorism that is being pre-engineered, possibly as revenge and/or leverage against the Iran nuke deal.
“We Will Burn America”
The video begins with IS trying to claim the mantle of bin Laden and al Qaeda and threatening another 911.
The first shot is of New York city.
This is followed by a very old, authentic picture of Osama bin Laden, the film cuts to stock footage of New York prior to 911 and the Twin Towers of the WTC are shown along with the strange caption that refers to the bombing of the World Trade Centre.
This is followed by a series of shots of “planes” striking the South tower on September 11th, many obviously fake.
The demolitions are not depicted.
Ottawa Yes, Sydney No, Sydney fraudsters are Presumably Enraged!
The English throughout seems almost deliberately wretched and there are basic factual errors such as stating two gunman attacked the Canadian Parliament building last October, a bizarre claim not supported by anyone,The group celebrates the laughable Ottawa hoax as a triumph of jihad! Unbelievably, they describe the attack on the Parliament, a hoax that officially caused zero casualties, wounded or killed in the Canadian Parliament as a triumphant raid conducted by two fighters. It was hilarious to note that the fake event in Sydney did not merit a mention. Presumably the target was too silly to be included in their narrative.
The Charlie Hebdo and subsequent French attacks are also mentioned and Almedy Coulibaly is briefly depicted, looking to his handler for instructions as he makes his own propaganda video.
IS Propaganda Timeline.
August 19th, 2014. James Foley.
There was a high degree of public interest when the James Foley beheading video was released in August, 2014. The beheading was not depicted on video and the dead body of Foley also seemed to be a CPR doll. The other strange thing was that the man in the video did not seem to be James Foley.
September 2nd, 2014. Steven Sotloff.
Possibly even more obvious and pathetic than the Foley video, the near identical Sotloff video tried to fix some of the mistakes of the Foley video, adding the sound of wind in order to promote the idea that it was not filmed in a studio. Sotloff’s demeanour was absolutely ridiculous and in his eagerness to deliver the propaganda message Sotloff forgot to mention or say goodbye to his family or anyone else.Also received saturation coverage. Clearly amother green screen fake.
September 13th, 2014. David Haines.
David Haines was the first British victim after the two Americans Foley and Sotloff, Haines video was an improvement in that he managed to loo more grave and serious than Sotloff, who was practically giggling right upp to his faux execution. The impact was fading quickly at this point. The bombing of IS fighters in Iraq was already underway and not especially controversial. The psyop was redundant at this point.
The standout element of the Haines execution was the hilarious crisis actor that was sent out to play Haines daughter, she giggled her way through interviews during which she called for another major ground invasion by the West of the Middle East, pointing to the intent of the ongoing psyop.
October 3rd 2014. Alan Henning.
By the time the Alan Henning video was released interest was low. The video was completely forgettable. The only interesting thing was that by contrast with the four members of Foley’s family and Haines daughter, Hennings family seemed to be real people. By this time the bombing campaign had extended to Syria as well as Iraq and there was little point to this at all.
These first four videos were all filmed by the same crew in the same basic style. Two cameras in a style that was identical to that used to film the only public appearance by the supposed Caliph of the “Islamic stat” Baghdadi at a Mosul mosque. All the executions were seemingly fake and all were conducted by the so called Jihad John character.
A Switch to Real Horror?
Mid November, 2014.
At this stage the formula was changed. The footage of the execution of the next Western victim of the IS Pater Kassig was not released. Instead Kassigs supposedly decapitated head was depicted briefly at the end of a 16 minute video history of the group and those that preceded it since the Western invasion of Iraq in 2003 that seems to be titled “although the disbelievers dislike it.”.
After recounting their version of the Iraq war, there is depicted an extremely strangely filmed and seemingly authentic mass execution of supposed captured Syrian soldiers.
The previously lone and masked Jihad John character is depicted along with more than a dozen unmasked IS fighters, identically dressed in clean uniforms that are nothing like what the actual IS guerrillas look like, who appear to each decapitate one soldier each.
This video was astonishing because it was shot and cut in a far more cinematic and highly edited style than the previous simple two camera one shot videos and yet it is extremely gruesome and bloody, the opposite of the previous style and the killings seem to be real.
This video also appeared to be actually shot outdoors, there were real trees and scrub that indicated that they were either out of the studio or in a much larger and better equipped studio.
There are bizarre things like long lingering shots of IS fighters slowly almost fondling their knives
The killings could be fake, but if so they were multimillion dollar productions, we are shown severed necks, every possible gruesome thing that can be shown is shown. The final shot of all the heads lined up on the chests in a row, looks fake, it could have been fake but tremendous effort has gone into making this a very realistic and bloody nightmare. The complete opposite of the first wave of easily discerned psyop beheadings.
The only common denominator between the two.is the Jihad John character.
This video also received almost no attention.
Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto
I only watched one of these two supposed executions, that of Haruna Yakawa, interest was raised somewhat by the novelty of a Japanese victim and the dramatic IS demand for 200 million US dollars to spare the men. The video returned to the earlier style of the first four videos and was completely unbelievable, one of the worst.
The captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh is depicted being burned alive in a video. I have not seen the whole video. It does not appear to be authentic but may be. This was filmed using the same equipment and same crew as the November mass execution of Syrian soldiers video.
February 15, 2015
Mass execution of Coptic Christians in Libya.
This video is very interesting because it appears to be fraudulent, the mainstream media even admitted the video was ridiculous due to the disproportionate size of the supposed IS fighters compared to their victims meaning that all the IS fighters would need to be 7 feet tall and their victims five feet tall.
Does ISIS really have an army of seven-foot executioners? Experts say footage of beheading of Christians in Libya was FAKE | Daily Mail Online
This video is shot in the same cinematic style as the other mass execution “real horror and gore” video.
April 11th, 2015
IS release new propaganda video called “We Will Burn America”
Strangely the gory compilation video that appears to show numerous bloody human decapitations, is posted and hosted by a Neoconservative source named PJ media whose writers include the self confessed fascist and warmonger Nichael Ledeen an individual with profound links to past false flag terror atrocities.
This is a compilation video that features excerpts of many of the previous videos along with fairly stock war footage.
That does not mean that the latest IS video is the empty threat and joke that it appears at face value however. The IS myth has been created and means that if someone else wants to conduct an attack on the US they will use the IS group as the anointed patsy, and there is a real threat of a large false flag in the US and elsewhere so this video of empty hype has real meaning and is connected to a real threat.
April 10th, 2015.
The Strange 911 Call in Ohio.
On Friday April 10th, police in Ohio received a bizarre 911 emergency line call from a man named Guru Dhimal, a Hindu sounding rather than Muslim name. Dhimal who stated his name and location during the call, claimed to be a member of al Qaeda and that he was aware of a group that had made a bomb and was planning to use the bomb to destroy the White House on May the 1st, the fourth anniversary of the Bin Laden “death.”
The full 911 call can be heard in this Dahboo video although the thick accent makes it rather hard to understand.
CRAZY! 911 Audio of White House Bomb Threat Reveals Date of May 1st
This Cleveland news source reports the basic facts.
Men accused of calling in bomb threat aboard Greyhound Bus appear in court | cleveland.com http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/04/men_accused_of_calling_in_bomb.html
“ Two men accused of calling in a bomb threat from a Greyhound Bus traveling in Lake County Friday pleaded not guilty at their initial court appearance.
Guru Dhimal, 28, of Rochester, New York, and Bhagirath Koirala, 67, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, appeared in Painesville Municipal Court Monday.
Dhimal, charged with inducing panic, received a $20,000 cash or surety bond. Koirala received a personal bond and has been released, according to court records.
The threat was called in about 5:30 p.m. Friday, as the bus was traveling from New York state to Cleveland. Dhimal and Koirala were both passengers on the bus, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Brant Zemelka said.
The men claimed they were affiliated with Al-Qaeda, and had a bomb that would destroy the White House, according to a 911 call obtained by WEWS.
Authorities shut the highway in both directions and evacuated passengers as a bomb squad swept the bus. No explosives were found, Zamelka said.”
There was never any claim that the man had a bomb or that there were any explosives on the bus, the caller stated that “others’ had come from Asia and built a bomb so the lack of explosives on the Greyhound bus is meaningless.
The charges the men face indicate that authorities believe the men were simply lying hoaxers, they may well be right. The whole thing makes no sense. It is possible the caller was paid to “send a message.” but that is just speculation.
Pre Engineering is Taking Place.
I am not pretending to know that something is going to happen, I do not. What I do know is that if something happens the men of the black flag will be blamed and it will be a lie. This group completely lacks the resources to be able to operate inside the US in a significant way. The IS group are actually rather hard pressed to detonate even a car bomb in Baghdad or Damascus, the idea that they are going to turn up and conduct a major attack in the US can be dismissed as more hype from the liars club behind the ridiculous War on Terror.
Over time it became harder to access the IS fake beheading videos. Liveleak stopped posting them, leaksource stopped posting them. In fact it seems that the only places that still host these videos are Neoconservative outles such as Pamela Geller.com, the only place I could find the fake Coptic Christian video in entirety, and PJ media, who posted “We Will Burn America” on their site despite the fact that it seems to show several gruesome beheadings, unlike the original four Jihad John videos that were bloodless.
PJ Media includes Michael Ledeen.
Interestingly, one of the writers at PJ media is an individual named Michael Ledeen, a Neoconservative, war monger and self professed fascist with a strong historical connection to terrorism in Italy during the Cold war. Along with the role in Iran Contra, fixing the US 1980 election with a disinformation campaign, manufacturing intelligence to help start the Iraq war, working for Italian intelligence agency SISMI, complete with funds paid into Bermuda Island bank account deposits, There was also the nasty episode at the Pentagon in the early 80s when Ledeen was accused of spying against the USA for Israel and had his security clearance severely downgraded. Pal Richard Perle found him another job at the National Security Council.
Michael Ledeen: a Public Face of the Criminal Deep State. The Ledeen credo.
“”Creative destruction is our middle name. We do it automatically…. It is time once again to export the democratic revolution.”
Michael Ledeen was born on August 1st, 1941. Wikipedia describes Ledeen as
“an American historian, philosopher, neoconservative foreign policy analyst, and writer.”
Wikispooks says Ledeen is : “Washington’s neoconservative guru”. He was part of the neocon ‘cabal’ that manufactured the defective intelligence in the lead up to the war against Iraq, and has since been active in making the case for the bombing of Iran.”
Ledeen is an extremely committed and tenacious pro- war activist and Zionist asset.
Prior to the Illegal Invasion of Iraq, Several Million Violent Deaths Ago.
“One can only hope that we turn the region into a cauldron, and faster, please. If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today. If we wage the war effectively, we will bring down the terror regimes in Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and either bring down the Saudi monarchy or force it to abandon its global assembly line to indoctrinate young terrorists. That’s our mission in the war against terror.”
“So it’s good news when Scowcroft comes out against the desperately needed and long overdue war against Saddam Hussein and the rest of the terror masters.”
“Question #2: Okay, well if we are all so certain about the dire need to invade Iraq, then when do we do so?
Ledeen is such a conspicuously low quality individual that even Wikipedia reveals his profound and shameless dishonesty. As this short quote makes patently clear.
“Ledeen’s statements prior to the start of the Iraq war such as “desperately needed and long overdue war against Saddam Hussein” and “dire need to invade Iraq” caused Glenn Greenwald to label his later statement that he “opposed the military invasion of Iraq before it took place” to be an “outright lie”. However, Ledeen maintains these statements are consistent since: “I advocated—as I still do—support for political revolution in Iran as the logical and necessary first step in the war against the terror masters.”
Just to clarify, Ledeen described the Iraq war as both “ the desperately needed and long overdue war against Saddam Hussein” and stated that Iraq should be invaded “yesterday” in the prelude to the war and had the temerity to turn around afterwards and try and pretend that he was advocating the removal of Hussein through an engineeered “political revolution”!
Prior to al Qaeda and the War on terror fraud, the war party were forced to rely upon communists and leftist extremists as the patsies in their false flag attacks.
Between the late 1960s and the end of the Cold War, Europe was struck by numerous terror attacks. In the wake of the Cold War it emerged that many of the terror attacks conducted in Europe during the Cold war had been false flag provocations conducted by Western intelligence agencies and their cut-outs in order to blacken the name of communism in the eyes of the European public and also to promote the psychological dependence on the state of the citizenry.
Strategy of Tension.
This ploy of engineering synthetic terror in order to frighten the public and cause them to feel insecure and afraid and to therefore support the internal security state was named the “Strategy of Tension”
The formation of a Gladio secret army was a condition that the US made contingent on NATO membership, although non NATO members also hosted Gladio secret armies. The secret armies would operate beyond the reach and sometimes even the knowledge of the elected Government of the nation.
It is claimed by the Swiss Historian and Academic Daniele Ganser that of the fifteen shadow armies that were created in Europe during the Cold war, that nine went “rogue” and started conducting terror attacks against the people they were supposedly set up to protect.
The existence of Operation Gladio was admitted briefly at the end of the Cold War, the subject was then permanently consigned too the ever burgeoning “things we do not like talking about list” and is never ever mentioned in the controlled media. Ever. There were a number of Gladio terror attacks exposed in that brief window at the end of the Cold War, and the BBC’s Time watch program made a 3 part documentary called “Operation Gladio” about the Gladio terror and murder, with a special emphasis on the crimes in Belgium and Italy, where the networks had been thoroughly exposed and the connection to major crimes was undeniable.
The Bologna Massacre.
On August 2nd, 1980 the day after Michael Ledeen’s 39th birthday. a massive blast tore through the Second class waiting room of the Bologna rail station. Eighty five people were killed and 200 wounded.
The explosives used in the Bologna attack had been procured from the Operation Gladio arms and explosives caches supplied to the Italian stay behind army by the CIA. The attack was the deadliest of the black history of Operation Gladio false flag terror in Europe by far and until the Madrid attacks was the most deadly single act of terrorism in Europe since the Second World war other than Lockerbie
The Bologna massacre was not really a classic false flag attack, as only a very half hearted attemt was made to frame leftists. This was more of a straight out “deep message” from the P2 dark elite, a punishment operation conducted by the fascist cut outs of P2 with the Italian intelligence agency SIMSI clearly involved due to their attempts to subvert the investigation. Michael ledeen was an employee of the SIMSI in this time as reported in the Wall Street Journal in 1985 when a journalist managed to track down a payment of $120,000 US dollars to Ledeen from SIMSI into a Ledeen Bermuda Islands bank account. .
“There were several episodes of screening, organized to end the investigation, the most serious of which is hatched by some leaders of the military secret services (SISMI), including generals Pietro Musumeci and Giuseppe Belmonte, which had a police sergeant put in a train in Bologna a suitcase full of explosives, of the same type that blew up the station, containing personal items of two right-wing extremists, a Frenchman and a German. Musumeci also produced a phony dossier, called “Terror on trains,” which reported the terror intents of international terrorists in connection with two other members of neofascist subversion, all linked to “armed spontaneism”, without political ties, thus at the same time material authors and masterminds of the massacre. General Pietro Musumeci, n°2 of SISMI and revealed in 1981 to be a member of Propaganda Due (P2) masonic lodge, was charged with having created falsified evidence to charge Roberto Fiore and Gabriele Andinolfi, two leaders of Terza Posizione who had fled in exile to London, of the bombing. Both Terza Posizione leaders claimed that Musumeci was trying to divert attention from Licio Gelli, head of P2.[1″
Licio Gelli and Propaganda Due.(P2)
Propaganda Due is quite simply the absolutely classic ”Shadow Government” or “Dark elite” fascist clique. The grandmaster was a man named Licio Gelli,a fascist who had served in the Mussolini Security forces and graduated to become a very important criminal.This Metapedia piece is illuminating.
“Propaganda Due or P2 was an irregular or “black” Masonic lodge that operated in Italy from 1877-1981, headed in its final decades by Licio Gelli. P2 was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries, including the nationwide bribe scandal Tangentopoli, the collapse of the Vatican-affiliated Banco Ambrosiano, and the murders of journalist Mino Pecorelli, Prime Minister Aldo Moro, and banker Roberto Calvi. P2 came to light through the Banco Ambrosiano scandal. P2 was also involved in Gladio’s strategy of tension (Gladio being the name of Italy’s secret “stay-behind” North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) paramilitary organization). Between 1965 and 1981, the P2 lodge entered the Italian political process by sending its members into the judiciary, the Parliament, the army and the press.”
“P2 was sometimes referred to as a “state within a state” or a “shadow government”. The lodge was peopled by prominent journalists, parliamentarians, industrialists, and military leaders — including the then-future Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi; the Savoy pretender to the Italian throne Victor Emmanuel; and the heads of all three Italian intelligence services.
When searching Licio Gelli’s villa, the police found a document called the “Plan for Democratic Rebirth”, which called for a consolidation of the media, suppression of trade unions, and the rewriting of the Italian Constitution.
Beside Italy, P2 was also active in Uruguay, Brazil and especially in Argentina’s “Dirty War” (with Raúl Alberto Lastiri, Argentina’s interim president from July 13, 1973 until October 12, 1973; Emilio Massera, who was part from 1976 to 1978 of the military junta led by Jorge Rafael Videla; José López Rega, minister of Social Welfare in Perón’s government and founder of the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance (“Triple A”), and Guillermo Suárez Mason, in charge of the Batallón de Inteligencia 601 as members). “
So, this is the “Illuminati”. Criminal bankers, “black” Masons, fascists,Intelligence Chiefs, Mafia Dons, missing billions and terrorist mass murders, not to forget the “Occult” rituals and widespread police protection. It is quite the heady brew. Bologna made things hard for them in Italy, the organisation was formally banned by both the Italian state and expelled by mainstream Italian freemasonsry, but Berluscini still made it to Prime Minister and this points to the fact that these elements were not purged as clearly they needed to be.
They had effective control of both the Italian military and intelligence services. Henry Kissinger is alleged to be an associate, and Michael Ledeen was a known close associate and confidant of Licio Gelli and also known to have attempted to buy the P2 membership list when it was seized in a police raid on Licio Gelli’s property. In 1981.
From Barbara Honegger’s October Surprise:
“When the Italian police raided (P2 Lodge founder) Gelli’s home in March 1981, it was Michael Ledeen who, at the instigation of Alexander Haig and Henry Kissinger, offered to buy the list of 953 P2 members in an apparent attempt to keep it from becoming public. Henry Kissinger had also reportedly sent Ledeen to Italy to try to squash an investigation into his and Haig’s involvement in the founding of P2.”
Gelli Evades Italian Justice and Eventually is Sentenced for financial Crimes After Years of protection in Switzerland.
“In 1992 Gelli was sentenced to 18 years and six months of prison after being found guilty of fraud concerning the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano in 1982 (a “black hole” of $1.4 billion was found). The Vatican bank, Istituto per le Opere di Religione, main share-holder of the Banco Ambrosiano, consequently had a “black hole” of $250 million. This sentence was reduced by the Court of Appeal to 12 years. The year 1992 also saw the beginning of the trial of 16 members of the P2 Masonic Lodge, which included charges of conspiracy against the state, espionage, and the revelation of state secrets. In April 1994 Gelli received a 17-year sentence for divulging state secrets and slandering the investigation, while the court threw out the charge that P2 members conspired against the state; Gelli’s sentence was reduced, and he was placed under house arrest two years later.”
“In April 1998 the Court of Cassation confirmed a 12-year sentence for the Ambrosiano crash. Gelli then disappeared on the eve of being imprisoned, in May 1998, while being under house arrest in his mansion near Arezzo. His disappearance was strongly suspected to be the result of being forewarned. Then, finally, he was arrested in the French Riviera in Cannes. Two motions of no confidence were made by the right-wing opposition (the Northern League and the ex-Christian Democratic splinter groups CDU-CDR), against the Justice Minister, Giovanni Maria Flick, and the Interior Minister, Giorgio Napolitano, stating that Gelli had benefited from accomplices helping him in his escape. They also made reference to secret negotiations which would have allowed him to reappear without going to prison. But the two ministers won the confidence vote. Police found $2M worth of gold ingots in Gelli’s villa.”
Gelli is still alive and so is the Plot.
When the Saudi led coalition announced yesterday that the air strikes were ceasing, they sated plainly and clearly that “the Houthi rebels no longer pose a threat to the Security of Saudi Arabia. The statement was a joke, predicated on the falsehood that the Houthis had ever posed a threat to Saudi security but this statement removes all pretensions of legality from this operation, this massacre, as the self defense as authorised by Section 51 of the UN charter was the only possible legal justification for this operation and the Saudi’s by their own words have admitted there is no threat to their security. Every bombing from now on is simply a naked, criminal terrorist attack. All of the deaths that the Saudis inflict from now on, including those depicted from Taiz after the supposed ceasefire are war crimes, even in the Saudi’s own self serving version of events.
This is Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri quoted by al Jazeera, of Qatar, part of the Saudi led coalition bombing Yemen.
Saudi Arabia have announced they will stop bombing Yemen, stating ridiculously that the “Houthi rebels no longer pose a threat to Saudi Arabia.” They never did.They seem to be trying to leave their options open for a ground invasion, my guess is that this will not happen because the Saudi casualties would be huge. Already at least 18 Saudi soldiers have died, mostly in clashes at the Yemen Saudi northern Yemen border region. The civil war will presumably grind on regardless of what the Saudis do. This operation has been without legal justification, there was no threat to Saudi Arabia there was no UN sanction and therefore this entire operation was a war crime. According to Press TV the death toll from the Saudi attacks more than 2700 people killed, Western sources, the New York Times and Wikipedia place it at around 1,000. The Saudis have simply humiliated themselves and proven their mendacity and impotence with this flailing and futile operation.
The Saudis Lied!
The Saudi announcement that the bombardment of Yemen was over turned out to be a brazen lie. Saudi airstrikes have continued after the supposed cessation as the fact that they have been completely militarily ineffective is slowly absorbed by the incompetent and despicable Saudi leadership. Ultimately a political solution is required and until that is achieved the Houthis will continue to defeat the al Qaeda extremists and their allies in Yemen backed by the West and Saudi Arabia and there is nothing the Saudis or the US can do about it.
False Flag Alert!? Iran deploys warships off Yemen’s coast | Reuters
This comment from the Iranian President seemed on the mark.
“Speaking to reporters before heading to Indonesia, Rouhani mocked Saudi Arabia by calling it a country with dashed dreams in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
“All the failures have accumulated and caused mental and emotional imbalance for that country,” Rouhani said.
Some very strange blasts here.
Massive Explosion in Yemen Capital
Close Up View of Sanaa Yemen Blast
The Result was a Human Tragedy and a Massacre.
Yemen army: Riyadh used banned weapons in Monday airstrike
30 killed in Saudi airstrikes in west of Sana’a, 15 of them civilians
39 civilians killed, 547 injured in airstrikes in west of Sana’a
The Attack on Yemen and the “Game of Thrones” in the Middle East.
The beleaguered and impoverished citizens of Yemen are under attack. Saudi aircraft have been bombing Yemen with Western support for several weeks now, since the 25th of March.
The Saudi bombs have exacted an horrific toll on the people of Yemen and caused the widespread displaceent of civilians in the targeted areas. At least 600 people are dead and more than 100,000 civilians displaced.
The Saudi attacks are militarily ineffective and appear to be having a disastrous political affect if the massive Sana’a demonstration is a sign of the broader sentiment.
The Saudis may have actually done the one thing that may see many Southern Yemenis unite behind the Houthi rebels who have responded to the attacks by intensifying and widening their offensive operations against forces loyal to the former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and their Sunni extremist allies of al Qaeda in Yemen.
‘We’re dying every day’: Yemeni civilians paint grim picture of suffering amid Saudi-led strikes
Yemen: Up to 45 killed and 400 wounded in Saudi-led airstrikes on Sanaa *GRAPHIC*
Yemen: Scud missile depot explodes. Shock wave rips through Sanaa
Several Major Wars Between Saudi and Iran Allies.
So there is a large war in North and Western Iraq, all of Syria is effectively at war, there is now a new major war in Yemen. These wars date back to the illegal US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the extremist groups that formed in the wake of the disastrous US occupation of Iraq. The US presence largely ended in 2011, only to see the US return to war in Iraq.in June 2014 in response to the massive gains made by the supposed Islamic State group in Iraq. Inclding most notably the seizure of Mosul the largest city in Nprthern Iraq.
Soon after the US also entered the Syrian Civil war,on the opposite side to that envisaged 12 months prior after the al Ghouta false flag chemical attack of August 21st, 2013.
The West came to the brink of attacking the Syrian Government in September 2013 in the wake of the al Ghouta false flag of August 21st. Russian diplomatic intervention combined with a negative vote in the British Parliament. And the reluctance of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and other elements saw the attack averted only days from the scheduled barrage.
The Middle East Defined in the Broadest Sense and the Current Wars .
Technically speaking Afghanistan is in central asia and libya is in north africa, but if the middle east is defined in the broadest possible way as comprising the area between India and Morocco there are curreltly small or large wars are now underway in:Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and Egypt (Sinai specific) and even small parts of Lebanon, are currently engaged in war of small or large scale, ranging from the problem in Egypt, that is isolated to the far northern Sinai peninsula to the epic, biblical scale tragedy of Syria .
There are a series of large wars taking place in Northern Iraq, but southern Iraq and Baghdad are not at war.
The whole thing is such a complicated mess that it may be better rather than describing each and every conflict in detail, to look at the power players in the Middle East and trace their actions and understand what is happening from the viewpoint of the major regional powers. Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, major Cabinet posts are filled by the members of 5,000 person Royal family.
The very name gives a strong sign as to the nature of the state.Because naming the state Saudi Arabia would be exactly like calling the UK Windsor (or Saxe Coburg) Britain. Or Tudor Britain in the past. The very state bears the name of the ruling house.
Saudi Arabia has been ruled by the House of Saud since it’s inception in the 1920’s. The House of Saud had a positive relationship with the Imperial powers even before oil was discovered there decades later.
Saudi Arabia has the largest oil deposits of any nation and the oil is extremely accessible. Saudi Arabia is the largest and most powerful of the Gulf states and assumes a leadership role in the GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council.
The House of Saud and Wahhabism.
Saudi Arabia is the home of the major sites of Islam, mecca and Medina and the yearly Muslim pilgrimage remains a major source of income for the Saudis who historically have run the Haj absolutely disastrously, with overcrowding routinely leading to hundreds of deaths in a single pilgrimage.
The specific form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia is Wahhabism and this is deeply problematic. It’s not the practices of Wahhabism that are particularly troubling, although they are also problematic but the view that Wahhabism has of other groups is deeply antagonistic and really anti-human.
The sectarian intolerance of Wahhabism is the core problem of this 18th century doctrine.
Years ago, a pamphlet emerged that had been distributed to guest workers to the nation (another group treated abominably for completely different reasons) to Saudi Arabia. It was at face value a guide to Saudi culture but contained multiple vituperative attacks for example on Shia Islam. A large minority of the population of Saudi Arabia is Shia so this is no incidental blind spot.
This account from Ahmad Ali Khalid a Pakistani who lived in Saudi Arabia provides a neat short portrait of this.
“One can witness a pervasive sort of racism, a form of Saudi supremacy that views other types of Arabs and particularly the South Asian expats (who are mostly labourers) as inferior and mere ‘commodities’ who can be bought and sold ruthlessly. Expats are not human beings but a commodity to be bartered and acquired. Connected to racial supremacy is an attempt to insulate the regime from criticism by using the cloak of religion. Saudi textbooks are filled with references to hate; the Islamic Studies curriculum in the country is simply barbaric. I’ve experienced first-hand being taught by an Islamic Studies teacher in one of the most prominent private schools in Riyadh, about the dangers of having non-Muslims as friends and about the evil conspiracies hatched by Christians, Jews and Shias. In Pakistan, Saudi petro-dollars have funded factories of hate in the form of the madrassa system. ‘Petro-Islam’ is a nightmare scenario – capitalism and a dangerous ideology locked in a tight embrace. It is because of the sheer amount of money behind this austere and dangerous theology that it can easily overwhelm the moderate elements in any given society.”
Pakistan Said No.
Struggling to impose their will upon Yemen, Saudi Arabia requested that Pakistan offer up it’s Air, Naval and Army forces for the Yemen operation.
This implies that the Saudis are so deluded and hubristic that they actually thought that they might send the Army of Pakistan to conquer Yemen. Saudi Arabia has offered substantial financial support to the Pakistani military in the past, and Pakistani soldiers were involved in the operation to seize the Grand Mosque of Mecca from Islmaists who seized it in 1979. The Pakistani Government and Parliament said no to the Saudi Arabia requests, all of them, meaning that the attack on Yemen will grind on pointlessly until the humanitarian crisis arouses the attention of the UN Security Council and a political solution and ceasefire are reached.
It was astonishing to note that the Saudi US Ambassador tried to claim the attack on Yemen was legal under Un article 51, this was a worthless and ridiculous claim as Section 51 refers to the threat of an armed attack on the state. If the Houthi fighters were all lined up on the border poised to invade Saudi Arabia, they could invoke Article 51, there was no threat to Saudi Arabia, the Houthis were not attacking or planning to attack Saudi Arabia there is no basis to invoke Article 51.
Saudi Arabia represents wealthy and well connected backwardness and ignorance in the mode of Government. SLavery was outlawed in 1962. All the Saudi pretensions to leadership ring hollow due to the fact that a corrupt, sectarian monarchy with a policy of selling out to the West can never represent the future of any region. The House of Saud represents a corrupt and decrepit past that desperately clings to power no matter what. That is the one true goal of the House of Saud, to stay in power.
The Iranian government seeks to represent the post colonial or anti Imperial trend in the region. The invasion of Iraq was a huge boost to Iran’s regional position, replacing the hostile Iraqi Sunni nationalist government of the Ba’ath party woth Shia parties, all of whom have a very positive relationship with Iran. The implications of this were huge because Iran already had long term strong allies in power in Syria and with a high degree of influence in Lebanon, The Iraq invasion thus created a vast land bridge of Iranian influence reaching from the Iran border with Afghanistan to the East to the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon,
This situation was intolerable to certain parties and more than anything else, the destabilisation of Syria appears to have been an attempt from Israel and Saudi Arabia to counter this Israel.
Israel’s energies are directed towards provoking every possible disunity and enmity inside the Arab world. Extremists are offered lavish support. Anything that can be used to portray the Arab world as being violent and backwards is promoted. Anything that can distract from Israel’s daily crimes is promoted. Any who oppose either Iran,Syria or Hezbollah are supported.
The United States.
The US appears to have several different and contradictory foreign policies in the Middle East today. This presumably reflects internal power struggles underway in the US between the Israel firsters, as represented by almost all the Republican party, and the “realists” a less aggressive imperial faction represented by the President and actualised in the Iran nuclear deal and the decision to stop trying to overthrow the Government of Syria.
The Israel firsters are a simple group, they believe in Israel and war and especially wars for Israel.
The “realist” faction, they also believe in war, just on a smaller scale and without the occupation element. The first approach is more noxious, more racist, yet each method can lead to the destruction of nations.
Every time an African immigrant drowns in the Mediterranean, President Obama, David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy and the Governments of the US, UK and France all share a part of the blame.
Lampedusa migrant boat disaster: 700 feared dead as ship capsizes off Libya
Civilian casualties mount following latest Saudi-led airstrikes *VERY GRAPHIC*
Yemen: Yemenis march in force to condemn Saudi-led airstrikes
RAW: Thousands rally in Yemeni capital, blast Saudi-led airstrikes
Things weren’t working out for the Saudis, apparently due to poorly trained pilots, and so they made a plea for help… from Israel, their dear friend.
And there is also this story, from late February. It is probably a psyop, but interesting nonetheless.
Reports Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use its airspace for Iran strike
The most obvious war crime of the technically speaking entirely criminal Saudi campaign was the massacre of displaced civilians by the Saudi air strike on the Mazraq camp in Northern Yemen at the end of March that left at least 45 civilians dead.
‘45 people killed, 65 injured’: Yemen refugee camp hit by airstrike — RT News