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Brazilian Corruption Has Metastasized All Over

Brazilian Prosecutor, Athayde Ribeiro Costa (photo) has said that corruption is not limited to Petrobras, but that it has reached other public institutions.

Brazilian Prosecutor, Athayde Ribeiro Costa (photo) has said that corruption is not limited to Petrobras, but that it has reached other public institutions.

(The Real Agenda) Even former president Lula da Silva will be investigated for peddling influence in favor of the construction company Odebrecht.

PORTO ALEGRE – Corruption in the government of Brazil is endemic, it is like a cancer that has metastasized all over the public and private sectors.

This analysis is not our opinion, but that of Brazilian prosecutor Athayde Ribeiro Costa, one of the leaders of the anti-corruption operation known as Lava Jato.

On Tuesday, Costa made public his understanding of how corruption is rooted in the Brazilian way of life as he announced the arrest of the former president of Brazil’s state Eletronuclear, Othon Luiz Pinheiro.

The Lava Jato operation is the one investigating investigating the huge fraud committed by public servants and private entities that laundered money from the public oil and gas company Petrobras.

The oil company that had been the object of pride for many Brazilians, lost more than 6.2 billion reais due to a massive corruption scheme that operated for ten years, although police estimated that deviations and inflated contracts may take the total amount defrauded from Petrobras to 19 billion reais.

Researchers believe that the president of Eletronuclear, who had already left the office after the first suspicions of corruption, received bribes worth 4.5 billion reais to rig contracts for companies that inflated the cost of public projects.

The contracts allegedly benefited companies that were already being investigation for fraudulent contracts with Petrobras.

Operation Radioactivity, as the police have called the sixteenth stage of the Lava Jato operation also ended with the arrest of Flavio David Barra, a senior executive at construction firm Andrade Gutierrez. The president of that company Otavio Azevedo, is already under arrest also in relation to the case of Petrobras.

The revelations of curruption at Eletronuclear were made by Avancini Dalton, president of the construction company Camargo Corrêa, another company under investigation in the Operation Lava Jato, who provided the police with evidence of suspicious payments in contracts for the construction of nuclear facilities in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Avancini, companies paid 1% of the value of a contract as bribes to those who facilitated the access to construction projects. The researchers see indications that the president of Eletronuclear received some of those bribes in December 2014, that is, months after dozens of executives of major construction companies were in prison.

The former director of Supply of Petrobras, Paulo Roberto Costa -one of the first to reach an agreement to bring proceedings in exchange for reductions in his sentence- had also previously accused private companies of forming cartels to act in other areas of Government such as electricity with state-owned Eletrobras, hydropower, ports and airports.

“We took a more careful look and saw that corruption is not restricted only to Petrobras,” said the prosecutor on Tuesday.

New corruption scandals seem to pop up in every state-owned institution of Brazil, with the current president of Congress, Eduardo Cunha being accused by another informer of demanding five million dollars in exchange for getting Petrobras to give preferential treatment to private companies.

This month it has been made public even former president Lula da Silva -in a separate case of Petrobras- will be investigated for peddling influence in favor of the construction company Odebrecht.

Corruption in Brazil is like the gift that keeps on giving. There is some of it under every rug you lift, under every corner you look. It is rampant everywhere you look; in the small business and in big business; in the private sector and the public sector.

The level of corruption in this country is a faithful reflection of society. No one likes corruption here and everyone seems shocked with every new discovery of fraud in government, but most people go about their lives looking for ways to take advantage of someone else, stepping on whoever they need to step in order to get where they want to go.

Simply put, corruption here is part of the DNA.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World

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There is very little that the entire world seems to agree upon, but there is one very frightening trend that is now taking hold literally all over the globe. A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against this rising persecution of Christians. In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked by extremists, churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. In some areas, the violence has become so extreme that Christians knowingly risk their own lives just to go to church services each week. Would you risk your life to go to church? In North America and Europe, the persecution is often more subtle. Even though violent attacks are still fairly rare, Christian beliefs are being undermined by new laws, comedians and television shows regularly mock the Christian faith, and many employers will immediately mentally disqualify a potential candidate for a job if they discover that an individual is a Bible-believing Christian. Sadly, this is just the beginning. In the years ahead, those that choose to be followers of Jesus Christ will face even greater persecution than we have seen already.

When most people think of “Christian persecution”, they immediately think of what is happening in the Middle East. And without a doubt, what ISIS is doing to Christians in Iraq and Syria is beyond horrifying. But that is only part of the story. In this article, I am going to share with you 10 examples that show how the persecution of Christians is intensifying as anti-Christian hatred sweeps the world, and most of them are from outside the Middle East. I have specifically done this to show that this is truly a global phenomenon.

But to start off this list, let’s begin with how ISIS has been treating Christians in areas that they have conquered…

#1 Iraq

Eliza Griswold is the author of “The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam“, and he has spent a great deal of time examining the demise of the Christian faith in the heart of the Middle East. The following is an excerpt from a recent piece that he did for the New York Times

Recently, ISIS posted videos delineating the second-class status of Christians in the caliphate. Those unwilling to pay the jizya tax or to convert would be destroyed, the narrator warned, as the videos culminated in the now-­infamous scenes of Egyptian and Ethiopian Christians in Libya being marched onto the beach and beheaded, their blood running into the surf.

The future of Christianity in the region of its birth is now uncertain. ‘‘How much longer can we flee before we and other minorities become a story in a history book?’’ says Nuri Kino, a journalist and founder of the advocacy group Demand for Action. According to a Pew study, more Christians are now faced with religious persecution than at any time since their early history. ‘‘ISIL has put a spotlight on the issue,’’ says Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose parents are from the region and who advocates on behalf of Eastern Christians. ‘‘Christianity is under an existential threat.’’

#2 Kenya

As I discussed above, the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is only part of the story. What is getting much less coverage is the horrific persecution that is going on in many parts of Africa. The following is from a recent CNN piece about the ongoing persecution of Christians in Kenya…

In April this year, hundreds of students at Garissa University in northern Kenya came under attack when Al-Shabaab militants from across the border in Somalia raided dormitories at the college. Separating Christian students from their Muslim classmates, the raiders killed 147 and wounded dozens more. Today, the university stands empty.

Christians in North Eastern Kenya have come under repeated attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.

At Sunday Mass in Garissa’s Cathedral, Our Lady of Consolation, the benches are full. The congregation is praying under armed guard but they’re praying nonetheless.

Each Sunday brings with it new threats from Al-Shabaab. Garissa’s Christians are told that if you worship here, you’ll die. One of those attending Sunday Mass, Patrick Gitau tell us that despite the risks: “Every Sunday I’m here it’s my cathedral. Yeah I’m here I was baptized in this church.”

#3 India

It isn’t just Muslims that are viciously persecuting Christians. In India, radical Hindus are regularly conducting violent attacks against Christians and churches. The following is just one recent example

The Evangelical Fellowship of India has reported a violent attack against Christians in the country that was committed earlier this month when over 200 Hindu radicals stormed a Protestant church in the town of Attingal, Kerela, beating up the pastor and some of the worshipers, and breaking the altar.

EFI shared the news with Fides News Agency, reporting that the attack took place on June 14. The radicals apparently shouted slogans like “Bharat Mathaki Jai” (“Hail Mother India”) during the attack, which was broken up after police arrived.

#4 Pakistan

Some of the most vicious attacks against Christians in recent years have happened in Pakistan. Sadly, the authorities often willingly ignore these attacks. The following are just a few of the incidents that have happened recently

On Sunday, May 24, a Christian man in the Sanda neighborhood of Lahore was accused of blasphemy when some Muslims saw him burning newspapers that reportedly contained Arabic verses from the Koran. After the accusation, a Muslim mob caught the Christian, severely beat him, and even attempted to set him on fire. A few months earlier, another Muslim mob burned a Christian couple alive inside a kiln after they, too, were accused of insulting Islam. The Christian youth — named Humayun Masih, said to be “mentally unstable” — was imprisoned and charged under section 295-B of Pakistan’s penal code, which prohibits the desecration of the Koran. After the attack on the Christian youth, the Muslim mob, reportedly thousands, rampaged through the neighborhood and set fire to Christian homes and a church. Christians in the region were attacked, and most fled the region; some of the mob was armed and gunshots were heard.

#5 Nigeria

Did you know that Islamic terrorists in Nigeria have killed more than 2,000 people (most of them Christians) so far in 2015? Why isn’t this getting much more attention from the global media?…

Since its formation in 2009, Boko Haram has perpetrated the killing of over over 10,000 Nigerians, including thousands of Christians. This year alone, over 2,000 people have been killed as a result of the group’s attacks and an estimated 750,000 have fled their homes. While most of the attacks have taken place in northern Nigeria, they have extended to Cameroon and Chad in recent months.

Earlier in July, Muslim extremists ravaged northeastern Nigerian villages, killing nine villagers and burning down 32 churches and about 300 homes, according to Stephen Apagu, chairman of a self-defense group in Borno state’s Askira-Uba local government area.

#6 China

The Chinese government has been brutally persecuting Bible-believing Christians for decades, but this year things have been taken to an entirely new level. The following is an excerpt from a recent Washington Free Beacon article

The CCP considers the rising popularity of Christianity as a threat to its dominance, China Aid said, and has used aggressive measures to intimidate members.

“The Chinese government’s persecution campaign included forced demolition of churches and crosses, the detention and imprisonment of pastors and church members on criminal charges, forcing churches into bankruptcy by confiscating church property and imposing fines, and manipulating state-run media to label house churches as ‘cult’ organizations,” the report said.

A local police force—including 600 SWAT officers and government agents—demolished the cross last year at Salvation Church, a Christian house church in the eastern coastal city of Wenzhou. The officers attacked 14 church members on July 21 and seriously injured five, according to the report.

Zhang Shaojie, former pastor at the Nanle County Christian Church in central China, was sentenced to 12 years in jail and fined after being convicted of “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order” and “fraud.” Zhang mobilized his congregation to petition the government in Beijing after local authorities seized property that the church had set aside for a new building. Local officials responded by detaining some church members and barring their travel to Beijing.

#7 Nepal

In Nepal, churches cannot buy property, and the new constitution actually bans people from converting to Christianity

The largely Hindu nation of Nepal has published a draft of a new constitution that would ban religious conversion. Father Silas Bogati, vicar general of the Apostolic Vicariate of Nepal, told Catholic News Service that “Christianity is not recognized as a religion here, unlike Hinduism, Buddhism or Islam.” “Hence, churches cannot be registered as a legal body, and we cannot buy property,” he added. “We are severely handicapped by this.”

#8 Italy

Normally you wouldn’t think of Italy as a place where Christians would be persecuted, but thanks to Islamic immigration this is rapidly changing

Accounts of Muslim immigrants taunting and even assaulting Christians in Italy are increasing. Earlier this year, a crucifix was violently destroyed in close proximity to a populated mosque, and a statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed and urinated on by a group of North Africans in Italy.

#9 Canada

Canada is becoming increasingly hostile to Bible-believing Christians, and attacks on churches are becoming more common. Just check out this recent example

On May 26, a 22-year-old man of Muslim background was charged with alleged hate crimes committed against the St. Catherine of Siena Church and its neighboring elementary school in Mississauga, Ontario. Iqbal Hessan faces five counts of mischief, and over $5,000 in fines. On May 20, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue that stands in front of the church was covered in black paint and the fingers of its outstretched arms were broken off. Behind the church, graffiti with the words “There is no Jew God” was scrawled across the brick wall along with a drawing of a face labelled “Jewsus.” That vandalism was the fourth time the church was targeted.

#10 The United States

If Christians stay in their homes and don’t say anything, normally they don’t get physically persecuted in this country. But in recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents where street preachers and others that do try to actively influence the culture have been violently assaulted. The following is one recent example that happened in Seattle

Two street preachers were brutally beaten—punched and kicked—by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video.

The preachers were holding signs reading “Repent or Else” and “Jesus Saves From Sin.” The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle.

Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8.

A group of women tried to steal their signs but were unsuccessful. The video then shows a group of men grabbing onto one of the preacher’s signs and dragging him to the ground. At some point he was punched in the back of the head a number of times while others can be seen kicking the man.

Of course all of this is just the beginning.

In the years ahead, hatred toward Christians is going to continue to increase, and many believers are going to be faced with some extremely difficult choices.

What would you do if you were forced to choose between your job and your relationship with Jesus Christ?

What would you do if you were forced to choose between your life and your relationship with Jesus Christ?

Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus told us that his followers would be hated and persecuted. So none of this should be any surprise to us. Consider what Jesus had to say in John chapter 15…

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, the world therefore hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My words, they will keep yours also.

Just like we saw during the times of the early church, sometimes the fire of persecution provides the perfect fuel for the growth of the kingdom of God. And sometimes the persecutors end up becoming extremely radical believers themselves. The following is one particularly miraculous example

“One of our YWAM workers in the Middle East was contacted by a friend earlier this year and they met up and he was introduced to an ISIS fighter who had killed many Christians already. I mean that’s a horrible situation, and admittedly, he was probably on guard,” Gina Fadely, director of Youth With A Mission Frontier Missions, Inc. (YWAM), said during a recent appearance on The Voice of the Martyrs Radio Network.

YWAM, a nonprofit missionary organization active since 1960, describes itself as “a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world.” The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is another nonprofit that draws attention to Christians facing persecution around the world.

Fadely, who appeared on the VOM radio program along with Kevin Sutter, another YWAM leader, went on to share that this Islamic State jihadi confessed not only to killing Christians but “that he had actually enjoyed doing so.”

“He told this YWAM leader that he had begun having dreams of this man in white who came to him and said, ‘You are killing my people.’ And he started to feel really sick and uneasy about what he was doing,” Fadely continued. “The fighter said just before he killed one Christian, the man said, ‘I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible.’ The Christian was killed and this ISIS fighter actually took the Bible and began to read it. In another dream, Jesus asked him to follow him and he was now asking to become a follower of Christ and to be discipled.”

So what do you think about all of this?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Government Of Venezuela Forces Farmers To Hand Over Food

Government Of Venezuela Forces Farmers To Hand Over Food

The government of Venezuela is playing Monopoly, but it isn’t the kind with those little plastic hotels.

They’re controlling essential goods like food, and putting the retail establishments of the country out of business.

According to a UK Telegraph report, the government is now forcing farmers and food manufacturers to sell anywhere from 30-100% of their products to the state, as opposed to stores and supermarkets.

There’s a pattern in collapses around the world

As countries around the world collapse, it’s very important that we take note of the ways that governments take steps to control their people. While no two countries have exactly the same situations, there are some very distinct patterns that we can identify, and this can help us to prepare for a similar scenario if it were to happen in the United States.

Products are already nearly impossible to acquire in Venezuela, with their mindblowing 64% inflation rate, and now those supplies will be even more limited.

There are 7245 government-run stores, mostly in cities.  There are more than 113,000 privately owned stores.  What are the ramifications of this?

  • The government will control the prices
  • The government will control the dispersal of the goods
  • If you don’t live in the city, you may still be forced to go there to acquire supplies
  • The already day-long lines to purchase goods will get even longer

Venezuela has made preparedness illegal, with strict laws against “hoarding,” and they’ve even instituted a fingerprint registry for the purchase of food and supplies, so that no one can quietly stock up for the future.  Meanwhile, the government of Venezuela vehemently denies there are any problems whatsoever while simultaneously rationing electricity.

You must prepare ahead of time

We’ve all heard that quote about controlling the people through controlling the food. It’s happened in many government takeovers, including the Holodomor in the Ukraine and the communist takeover of China. Once the government takes over the distribution from the farms, it only goes downhill from there. (In my book, The Pantry Primer, I discuss several government-instigated famines in more detail.)

If you wait until draconian measures are being put into place, you’ve waited too long. The time to prepare for economic collapse and overbearing governmental controls is well before they happen.

Yesterday I wrote about the state of North Caroline forcing people to register their backyard chickens. While some people thought I was being silly in my concern about this, when you consider the situation in Venezuela, is it really crazy to NOT want the government to know about your chickens? What do you think would happen to those registered chickens in a situation like the one in Venezuela? Would you really want the government to know you had self-reliance measures like this in place? Discretion is essential.

If you haven’t already begun to prepare for a long-term economic crisis, it’s time to get started. Economically speaking, things aren’t great here in the US, despite the soothing propaganda from the White House.

As we recently learned watching the Greek collapse unfold, having supplies and being able to meet your own needs is essential to surviving.

Here are a few resources to guide you.

Are you watching the situations in Greece and Venezuela? How do you think a similar scenario would play out, here in the United States?


Daisy Luther is a freelance writer and editor who lives in a small village in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States. She is the author of The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months. On her website, The Organic Prepper, Daisy writes about healthy prepping, homesteading adventures, and the pursuit of liberty and food freedom. Daisy is a co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy, which focuses on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Daisy’s articles are widely republished throughout alternative media. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and you can email her at [email protected]

3-Year-Old London Child Deemed “Extremist” And Placed In Government Reeducation Program

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By: Michael Krieger | Libery Blitzkrieg –

The United Kingdom has gone crazy. There’s simply no other way to put it. I warned about Britain’s “war on toddler terrorists” earlier this year in the post: The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children. Here’s an excerpt:

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The directive is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan.

The document accompanies the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, currently before parliament. It identifies nurseries and early years childcare providers, along with schools and universities, as having a duty “to prevent people being drawn into terrorism”.

Never fear good citizens of Great Britain. While your government actively does everything in its power to protect criminal financial oligarchs and powerful pedophiles, her majesty draws the line at toddler thought crime. We learn from the Independent:

A three-year-old child from London is one of hundreds of young people in the capital who have been tipped as potential future radicals and extremists. 

As reported by the Evening Standard, 1,069 people have been put in the government’s anti-extremism ‘Channel’ process, the de-radicalization program at the heart of the Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy.

The three-year-old in the program is from the borough of Tower Hamlets, and was a member of a family group that had been showing suspect behavior.

Since September 2014, 400 under 18s, including teenagers and children, have been referred to the scheme. 

The fact that this story broke on the same day that chairman of the UK’s Lords Privileges and Conduct Committee, Lord John Sewel, was caught on video snorting cocaine off the breast of a prostitute with a £5 note, is simply priceless. You just can’t make this stuff up.

From the BBC:

Lord Sewel is facing a police inquiry after quitting as House of Lords deputy speaker over a video allegedly showing him taking drugs with prostitutes.

The footage showed him snorting powder from a woman’s breasts with a £5 note.

In the footage, Lord Sewel, who is married, also discusses the Lords’ allowances system.

As chairman of committees, the crossbench peer also chaired the privileges and conduct committee, and was responsible for enforcing standards in the Lords.

Lord Sewel served as a minister in the Scotland office under Tony Blair’s Labour government.

Tony Blair, why am I not surprised:

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He has been a member of the Lords since 1996, and is a former senior vice principal of the University of Aberdeen.

Here’s a clip, in the event you’re interested:

The UK government is so far gone that it insists on protecting the public from toddlers, rather than protecting toddlers from powerful sexual predators. In case you need a reminder:

In Great Britain, Powerful Pedophiles are Seemingly Everywhere and Totally Above the Law

In Great Britain, Protecting Pedophile Politicians is a Matter of “National Security”

Former BBC Host “Sir” Jimmy Savile Exposed as Major Player in Massive Pedophile Ring

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger


You can follow Michael Krieger’s regular postings at Liberty Bliztkrieg or via his Twitter page.

Phony Claims About Syria Retaining Chemical Weapons

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus, August 29, 2013. (Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abdullah)

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus, August 29, 2013. (Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abdullah)

Since Obama began waging proxy on war in Syria in March 2011, numerous false charges about Assad using chemical weapons followed – discredited by verifiable facts on the ground.

Clear evidence of imported takfiri terrorists using banned toxic agents was systematically covered up – even after Saudi Arabia was caught red-handed supplying sarin gas and other chemical toxins to anti-Assad elements.

Barrels containing banned chemicals were found marked “Made in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).” Protective masks were found. So were drugs used when inhaling chemicals.

On June 17, 2015, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headlined “Disposal of effluents from neutralised Syrian chemical weapons completed,” saying:

OPCW “welcomes the completion of disposal of effluents resulting from neutralisation operations aboard the US vessel Cape Ray.”

“These operations governed the destruction at sea of almost 600 metric tonnes of sulphur mustard and methylphosphonyl difluoride (DF) from Syria’s chemical weapons programme. DF is a key precursor chemical for manufacturing nerve agent.”

“On 12 June 2015, a OPCW team verified the disposal of approximately 335.5 metric tonnes of sulphur mustard effluents at the German Government facility, Gesellschaft zur Entsorgung von Chemischen Kampfstoffen und Rüstungsaltlasten MBH (GEKA MBH). This was a significant in-kind contribution by the Federal Republic of Germany.”

“On 11 June 2015, Ekokem Riihimäki Waste Disposal Facility in Finland announced the disposal of 5,463 metric tonnes of DF effluents received from the Cape Ray.”

“This process was part of a commercial contract, which included destruction of other chemicals from Syria’s chemical weapons programme. An OPCW inspection team will shortly deploy to Finland to verify completion of this process.”

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu called the above efforts “yet another milestone on the path to eliminating chemical weapons stocks from Syria – one that was achieved in a safe and efficient way, thanks to the valuable support provided by the German Government and Finnish industry.”

“Of the 1,328 metric tonnes of chemical weapon agent declared by the Syrian Arab Republic, only 16 metric tonnes of hydrogen fluoride remain to be destroyed at the facility of Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. at Port Arthur in Texas in the United States. The destruction of the 12 former chemical weapons facilities is also underway.”

A feature article last Friday from Wall Street Journal headlined “Mission to Purge Syria of Chemical Weapons Comes Up Short.”

The dubious source: US intelligence agencies complicit with the administration, State Department, other Washington agencies, Congress and go-along media scoundrels in vilifying Bashar al-Assad irresponsibly – spreading Big Lies about his activities, ignoring his responsible campaign to rid Syria of imported Islamic State and other terrorist groups operating as US proxies to oust him and his government, replacing it with a pro-Western puppet regime.

The Wall Street Journal outrageously called Assad’s full cooperation with OPCW inspectors “a ruse part of a chain of misrepresentations by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to hide the extent of its chemical-weapons work.”

“…US intelligence agencies have concluded that the regime didn’t give up all of the chemical weapons it was supposed to.”

Despite evidence otherwise, they claimed Assad “controlled where inspectors went, what they saw and, in turn, what they accomplished…according to the inspectors and officials.”

The above OPCW comments contradict these assertions. The only restrictions involved securing the safety of inspectors operating in a war zone. Their statements say nothing about restricted or impeded activities in any way. They suggest precisely the opposite – Assad’s full cooperation.

The Journal repeated the exposed Big Lie about Syria using sarin gas in Ghouta “kill(ing) some 1,400 people.” A British report suggested one-fourth this number.

Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig John Murray, called John Kerry’s accusations about the Ghouta incident “sheer lies.” Independent evidence confirmed it.

The Journal cited US intelligence claiming (with no verifiable evidence) Assad “hid caches of even deadlier nerve agents, and that he may be prepared to use them if government strongholds are threatened by Islamist fighters.”

US intelligence claims it “tracked the regime’s increasing use of chlorine-filled bombs” earlier this year – despite no evidence proving it. Takfiri terrorists are known to have access to chlorine gas. They’ve shown willingness to use it. Incidents are wrongfully blamed on Assad.

The new US intelligence report is the latest propaganda effort to vilify Assad – perhaps prelude to greater efforts to oust him.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Chinese Corporatism Turns Sour

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As even the casual observer of the effects from the corporatist model for economic commerce knows, permanence in a developing prosperity is transient at best. What becomes the rush to ratchet up industrial production ends up in a piercing disappointment for long term stability. China is the latest example of a corporatist model in serious trouble. And who will suffer the most? Those dependent on export manufacturing are clearly poised for a very bumpy ride. While the oligarchs play global chess with their foreign companies, the enterprise of creating a rise in world-wide wealth suffers.

Examine the context of what Steven Yates writes in CONVERGING ON TECHNO-FEUDALISM.

“Trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began to decimate the U.S. manufacturing base. NAFTA went into effect on Jan. 1, 1994. The “giant sucking sound” predicted by Ross Perot began. Plants closed, releasing workers who had earned $15 – $20 an hour. Operations went to Mexico, for labor that cost the owners perhaps $1 an hour (these figures aren’t exact, but you get the idea). NAFTA wasn’t the first. The original General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) dates from the 1940s, during the wave of fascination with global governance which also gave us the UN, the IMF, the World Bank, and Bretton Woods. With GATT II put in place the year after NAFTA and the newly created World Trade Organization overseeing things, manufacturing went to China for still cheaper labor.”

For the last several decades China was conducting the bulk of manufactured business because the globalist corporatist model was meant to bankrupt Western economies. As production ramped up, the former middle class in Europe and North America saw a sharp decline in their living standards. Chinese cheap labor was the magic ingredient that attracted the mass exodus of U.S. business from our shores.

The herding of rural Chinese into newly built metropolitan complexes was to be the fulfillment for future success. What actually happened? China’s Most Famous Ghost City Got Even Worse In The Last 4 Years tells the tale.

“If all of these ghost cities and ghost suburbs were part of a master plan hatched in Beijing by the central government, I’d imagine we’d see more affordable housing, as that’s what is needed in China. Instead, most of the housing that’s been built in these empty districts are luxury condos and villas. I have a hard time believing people will eventually move into these empty complexes in the next five years, especially in the scenario of a cooling economy.”

Add to this dilemma, China’s Troubling Robot Revolution.

“In 2014, Chinese factories accounted for about a quarter of the global ranks of industrial robots — a 54 percent increase over 2013. According to the International Federation of Robotics, it will have more installed manufacturing robots than any other country by 2017.

Chinese factory jobs may thus be poised to evaporate at an even faster pace than has been the case in the United States and other developed countries. That may make it significantly more difficult for China to address one of its paramount economic challenges: the need to rebalance its economy so that domestic consumption plays a far more significant role than is currently the case.”

Symptomatic of the decreasing Chinese industrialization production the fallout has touched financial markets. The account, The global fallout from China’s stock market crash may be coming your way indicates that the collapse in stocks will affect the Chinese the most, but will not spare the international markets.

“China’s stock markets are, for the most part, a mom and pop affair—about 80% of the trading that happens in Shanghai and Shenzhen is done by Chinese individuals. They represent at most 14% of the total Chinese population.

But there’s little doubt the effects of this downturn will be felt globally—it just may take some time. After all, Chinese investors have lost more about $3.4 trillion in equity value from the markets mid-June peak until the July 7 close.”

The Chinese reaction to their ongoing economic and financial crisis in described in CHINA JUST NATIONALIZED $6 TRILLION OF STOCK LOSSES.

“China is about to show its third straight quarter of negative real (after inflation) GDP growth. The nation had been relying on a stock market boom to play a “decisive role” in funding the nation’s “Silk Road” reforms to transition to a consumer economy.

But as Breitbart News warned in “China’s Lehman Brothers Weekend Begins,” the “Red Dragon” has suffered a financial collapse equivalent in degree to the U.S. stock crash in 2008-9. Unlike the U.S., which used a formal government bailout to stabilize markets, the Communist Party instructed the nation’s banks to use their own balance sheets to guarantee the current $8 trillion stated value of all of China’s 2800 listed stocks.”

Just imagine a Plutocrat system that has China bans major shareholders from selling their stakes for next six months. This response is reminiscent of the HUNT BROTHERS & 1980 SILVER SHORT SQUEEZE. While this intervention broke the back of the silver speculation bubble, the converse of the Red Communists to restore confidence in their markets will only cause even more blood to flow in the streets.

Also, do not conclude that the Chinese troubles just started. China Sold Second-Largest Amount Ever Of US Treasurys In December: And Guess Who Comes To The Rescue shows that China is in need of enhancing their cash flow.

It certainly seems that the Chinese Corporatist prototype is not perfected. The improvement in the standard of living for the Chinese underclass may well have come to a halt. The frightful implication that productive and mutually beneficial commerce only exists for the elites is the only conclusion an objective observer can reach.

The engine of global wealth creation is in serious trouble. Now the financial calamity is brewing in China. When the Chinese dump most of the T-Bills, will the U.S. Dollar survive?


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Arab Coalition Commits War Crimes In Yemen

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Identifying the military attacks on Yemen by American-supported Arab nations as war crimes was long overdue.

The bombings of the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, which killed at least 65 civilians four days ago in the Yemeni city of Moja could constitute a war crime, Human Rights Watch reported today.

In a statement, HRW said that the failure of Saudi Arabia and other members of the alliance to investigate possible illegal bombings in Yemen demonstrate the need for the UN to create a commission to investigate what happened.

The air strike targeted a residential complex near the Moja power plant, located on the Red Sea coast in Taiz province.

The report by HRW expert, Ole Solvang, said that this bombing “had no apparent military target and appears to be a war crime.”

Workers and residents said there was no presence of Houthi rebels or allied military forces on the ground.

The housing complex, which served as home to about 200 families, was seriously damaged and its roof collapsed after the walls of two of the buildings caved in due to the bombings.

A total of nine attacks were recorded in just a few minutes leaving several craters on the ground.

One witness, Ahmed Wayida Nayid, 37, detailed in the HRW report that on the third bombing the whole building began to collapse and people were obligated to flee to the beach.

HRW stressed that the governments involved in the conflict must investigate war crimes committed by their soldiers and bring them to justice.

Besides the Arab coalition, the international organization also accused the Houthi rebels of war crimes for attacking civilians in these four months of conflict.

The Riad-led alliance began bombing the positions of the Houthi in late March, with the aim of stopping the advance of the insurgents to the south, but in doing so, the air attacks have bombed multiple civilian centers without any regard for human life.

Unprecedented Human Suffering

As we have been reporting here at The Real Agenda News, the worst part of the Yemen conflict is the great suffering imposed on civilians.

“The suffering of the civilian population has reached unprecedented levels. More than 100 days into the crisis, severe shortages of water, food and fuel continue across the country, together with airstrikes and fighting on the ground,” reported the head of the ICRC Yemen delegation, Antoine Grand.

According to Steven Lendman’s reporting, the ICRC has 262 personnel in Yemen – 144 in Sanaa, 70 in the southern port city Aden, 36 in Saada governorate and 12 in Taiz. But those people can’t effectively deal with the type of emergency that is taking place in Yemen. The burden is too great for a couple of hundred people to deal with.

“The last two weeks have seen an intensification of fighting in the southern governorates of Aden and Taiz where it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to reach affected areas, to evacuate the dead and the wounded and to provide life-saving assistance,” reports ICRC.

“We remain ready to facilitate the evacuation of the dead and wounded – as we are currently doing in both Aden and Taiz – and to visit detainees on both sides, but all parties must facilitate our access and respect our mandate.”

As Mr, Lendman reports on his blog, “over half of Yemen’s 24 million people live on less than $2 a day with no access to clean water. Pre-conflict child malnutrition was severe – much worse as war rages. Most Yemenis today are food insecure. They don’t get enough to eat. Around of 90% of food needed is imported – greatly impeded by Riyadh’s blockade.”

Genocidal aggression against 26 million Yemenis

Modern carnage is happening right before our own eyes. The Saudi coalition air strikes shed bombs that weigh nearly a ton over urban areas in Yemen where families suffer the bombing of their homes.

If you have never witnessed ethnic cleansing, Yemen presents a good opportunity to learn what war is all about. The war in Yemen is not only about the bombs that are falling on a daily basis over innocent civilians, it is also about starvation, lack of clean war, mass migration, and environmental destruction.

Yemenis are now being exterminated by a western backed forced that justifies their holocaust with the old strategy of “humanitarian war”, the one that according to América is necessary before establishing western-style democracy.

Almost two thirds of the Yemeni population, a total of 16 million people, have no access to drinking water due to aerial bombing, fighting and lack of fuel in the country, Oxfam warned today.

Oxfam said in a statement that the population is being forced to drink unsafe water due to the destruction of public infrastructure, which increases the risk of life-threatening diseases like malaria, cholera and diarrhea.

Millions of people are digging wells for water, which is then taken away by truck and whose price has tripled in recent weeks.

Before the start of the current conflict, 13 million people or about half the population had no access to potable water, but the violence has raised that figure to three million more.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Conflict Of Interest: US Company Building Gas Terminal In Ukraine (VIDEO)

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21st Century Wire says…

This wouldn’t be the first time a huge conflict of interest has emerged from the Western-instigated crisis in Ukraine.

Watch a video of this report here:


In an attempt to find an alternative to Russian gas supplies, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk has announced that American company Frontera Resources Corporation will be working in the country to build a liquefied natural gas terminal.

The company believes it has prospective resoures of 365 billion cubic meters of gas, with 266 billion cubic meters of recoverable resources.

Ukraine stopped buying gas from Russia on July 1st, and Kiev believes Western financial institutions, such as the IMF, may provide the country with $1 billion to purchase natural gas. However, with the worsening crisis in Greece they would not be wise to bet on such help being guaranteed.

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Oligarchical chaos. (Photo Credit: Ivan Bandura)

The crisis in Ukraine has been associated with neo-nazi fascists taking control of the government with Washington being the primary instigator of the ordeal. As such, the involvement of American companies in the country raises more than a few eyebrows. Just last year, the son of American Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, was placed onto the board of a major Ukrainian gas company.

These sought of insider dealings and oligarchical antics should be a major cause for alarm to believers in liberal-democratic values and the rule of law.

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US firm to construct liquefied gas terminal in Ukraine – Yatsenyuk

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America’s Frontera Resources Corporation along with Naftogaz will build a liquefied natural (LNG) gas terminal in Ukraine, according to Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk. The announcement comes as Kiev is actively looking for alternatives to Russian gas.


“Naftogaz of Ukraine signed a memorandum with Frontera. The American company will start the construction of a LNG-terminal and supply natural gas to Ukraine through it”
, Yatsenyuk told Ukraine’s Parliament on Friday, according to RIA Novosti.

Frontera will work on the possibility of bringing LNG to Ukraine from its ongoing gas exploration projects in Georgia, the company said in a statement published on Wednesday. Frontera said its combined prospective resources stood at 365 billion cubic meters of gas, with 266 billion cubic meters of recoverable prospective natural gas resources…

Continue reading the full story on RT

Greek Bailout Deal: Greatest Ever Macroeconomic Management Disaster

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Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis expressed this view in a BBC interview. “This program is going to fail whoever undertakes its implementation,” he said.

Asked how long it would take, he said it “failed already.” It’s Greece’s death sentence on top of all the human pain and suffering imposed – unconscionable governance no one should accept.

Pressure in Brussels was intense, said Varoufakis. Monied interests and their representatives don’t negotiate. They demand – their way, or else.

“We were given a choice between being executed (or) capitulation,” Varoufakis explained. Tsipras chose the latter option instead of the obvious alternative one: voluntary Grexit, leaving a sinking ship, defaulting on odious debt, regaining monetary and fiscal control along with regaining full national sovereignty beholden to no foreign powers.

Banks reopened last Monday. Capital controls remain in place – restricting withdrawals to 60 euros daily (420 a week).

The European Council approved a near worthless seven billion euro bridge loan – so Athens can send most of it to Frankfurt and Washington making due ECB and overdue IMF payments.

Meanwhile, Tsipras replaced opposition ministers with ones accepting his betrayal. Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and two of his deputies were sacked.

Deputy Labor Minister Dimitris Stroutoulis and Deputy Defense Minister Costas Isychos are out. Former Deputy Finance Minister Nadia Valavani resigned earlier this week Tryfon Alexiadis replaced her.

Tsipras ruled out snap elections. Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis suggested possibly later in September or October.

Days earlier, 109 of SYRIZA’s 201 Central Committee members called Troika action a “coup.” Saying “(t)he agreement with the institutions was the result of a threat of an immediate financial strangling and is a new memorandum, with unbearable and humiliating conditions of oversight, which is catastrophic for our country and our people.”

On July 15, German broadsheet Die Zeit published Varoufakis’ article headlined “(German Finance Minister) Dr. Schauble’s Plan for Europe: Do Europeans approve?”

Saying five months of talks led to impasse because Schauble planned them this way – to force Greek capitulation to outrageous demands.

His “mission was to block any deal building on the common ground between our freshly elected government and the rest of the Eurozone,” Varoufakis explained.

“(F)ive months of intense negotiations never had a chance.” Schauble knew what he wanted and stayed hardline, yielding nothing.

He wants Greece expelled from the Eurozone “to discipline member-states resisting his very specific plan for restructuring the Eurozone.”

How does Varoufakis this? He said so. He wants Greece’s government “asphyxiate(d).” He wants its banks shut down.

Varoufakis asked Die Zeit’s readers: “Is this a Plan that you approve of? Is this Plan good for Europe?”

Schauble wants greater Eurozone political control – with a European budget commissioner having final say over member countries with authority to override their policies not following rules he sets, and a Eurozone parliament operating the same way.

His plan (drafted with German Deputy Defense Committee chairman Karl Lamers) “is at odds with any notion of democratic federalism,” said Varoufakis.

It advocates “negative powers” able to override member state governments and the rights of their populations. Schauble wants “political union that runs contrary to the basic principles of a democratic federation,” he stressed.

He left unexplained how much is lost by surrendering monetary and fiscal control to Troika authorities as the price of Eurogroup membership.

It keep no minutes, has no written rules, is answerable to no one but its authority with a central bank operating ad hoc – making things up as it goes along with “no body politic to provide the necessary bedrock of political legitimacy on which fiscal and monetary decisions may rest,” Varoufakis explained.

Schauble’s plan adds “political authoritarianism” to an already unworkable system. Grexit would “kickstart the process of” implementing what he has in mind.

The Eurozone was doomed from inception. Unworkable ideas can’t stand the test of time. Greece is the first crack in the system. Expect others to follow. It’s just a matter of time before dissolution becomes reality.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

US-Supported Kiev Aggression On Donbass Escalated

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Kiev junta officials want war, not peace. They want illegitimate fascist rule hardened – with no recognized democratic pockets. Local autonomy is strictly forbidden despite mandated under Minsk ceasefire terms.

Rebel fighters continue showing good faith efforts for peace and stability. Despite obvious threats, they’ll withdraw heavy weapons from frontline positions – in place to deter junta aggression.

A statement was issued saying “(t)o show our commitment to the Minsk agreements, we are ready to make the next step towards peace. For that, (we’ll) pull back our units with tanks and armored vehicles, equipped with weapons under 100mm calibre, to at least three kilometres (1.9 miles) from the front line.”

Withdrawal doesn’t apply to several “problem areas.” They include up to 12% of the ceasefire line. OSCE monitors were notified of what’s planned.

In contrast, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) military spokesman Eduard Basurin said multiple daily junta “ceasefire violation and criminal actions…speak for Kiev’s buildup for active hostility.” Attacks are intensifying.

Minsk terms required all heavy weapons withdrawn well behind frontline positions. Junta forces kept theirs in place – shifting  positions to create the illusion of pullback. Rebels complied unilaterally until forced to act against Kiev aggression.

Escalated Saturday attacks were heavier than more recent ones. DPR’s Defense Ministry reported 44 junta ceasefire violations in the last 24 hours. Shelling was intense, it said.

A Donetsk hospital was targeted – at least one death and several injuries reported, including a doctor. Central city civilian neighborhoods were shelled. Damage cut off water in some city areas. A gas pipeline was struck. Basurin said:

“Residential buildings have been hit…DNR emergency services are on their way to the shelling site, fires have broken out there.”

Ukrainian forces continue shelling rebel held areas, he explained. RT International correspondent Murad Gazdiev called weekend attacks “unprecedented in recent times” – perhaps indicating greater aggression to come.

“Deafening explosions in the center of Donetsk” were heard, he said. “(A)mbulances and fire trucks (were) sent everywhere.” Areas targeted had “nothing of military value” – just apartment blocks, shops, a hospital and school.

Other DPR areas struck included its airport (largely destroyed from previous fighting), Yasinovataya, Gorlovka, Spartak, Zheleznaya Balka, Krasny Partizan, Belaya Kamenka, Novaya Laspa and Shirokaya Balka settlements.

On Sunday, DPR Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said “over 70,000 Ukrainian military mobilized along the line of engagement, and every day the number is growing” – more evidence junta officials want war, not peace.

DPR parliament Speaker Andrey Purgin called on BRICS countries to impose sanctions on Ukraine, its officials and enterprises for continuing aggression on Donbass.

“The Ukrainian armed forces continue massive artillery bombardments of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics destroying houses, hospitals and killing civilians daily,” he said.

“I appeal to the BRICS leaders with a demand to impose sanctions against Ukrainian officials and companies involved in the terror of the people of Donbass.”

“Poroshenko was rapidly approaching ‘the point of no return’ when no one could convince Donbass of Ukraine’s (willingness) to negotiate (for peace).”

Constitutional amendments rammed through parliament violated Minsk. So-called debate excluded Donbass representation. Its rights were ignored.

Measures enacted were sent to Ukraine’s constitutional court. Expect rubber-stamp approval to follow. Rogue states operate this way – including waging naked aggression on its own people rejecting illegitimate fascist rule.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Suddenly Israel Wants Peace Talks

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UN Unanimously Ratifies Iran Nuclear Deal and the US Congress needs to review it and approve it.

The highest decision making body of the United Nations unanimously adopted on Monday a resolution that will allow the entry into force within 90 days of the recent agreement between Iran and five other western nations, including China, the US, France, Britain, Russia and Germany.

According to the text, seven UN resolutions on Iran -and with them many sanctions- will cease to be effective as soon as the International Atomic Energy Agency verifies that the country has met certain essential conditions included in the agreement.

Among other things, Iran must dismantle in the coming weeks two thirds of its centrifuges and reduce its enriched uranium reserves, about 12,000 kilos to 300 kilos.

According to the terms negotiated, Tehran will dispose of nuclear material which is estimated to be “enough to produce about ten atomic bombs” according to the US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power.

After checking those first steps, most of the sanctions imposed on Iran in the last few years will disappear.

However, some measures against Iran will remain in force, including the arms embargo, which will be kept for five years, and the import ban on compounds for ballistic missiles, which will last eight more years. In addition, the Security Council established a new mechanism for placing sanctions back if Tehran violates the pact.

According to the text, if the Board receives a complaint of non-compliance, sanctions will be reapplied within 30 days, unless the highest body of the UN votes a resolution that says otherwise. The system prevents that no country uses its veto power to prevent the reintroduction of punishments.

Pressure on the US Congress

Monday’s approval was taken for granted, but the ways and times of the vote have bothered some members of the United States Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats who do not support the nuclear agreement complained that the UN vote should have taken place after the US Congress could vote it or reject it.

The argument was that the adoption by the UN put pressure on the US Congress to decide whether President Barack Obama can lift the sanctions on Iran.

The Obama administration has tried to mediate in this clash of legitimacies between the Council of the UN in New York and Congress in Washington.

Lawmakers have 60 days from Monday to review the agreement, although the Vienna document will not take effect until 90 days after the UN vote. That month margin was a demand for US negotiators to meet with Congress, explained on Sunday the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Asked about the Council vote, Obama said on Monday that Congress should trust and “pay attention” to the “broad consensus” of the international community and that of experts.

On Sunday, in an interview with ABC, Kerry argued that, despite the UN vote, lawmakers have broad ability to analyze the agreement. The veteran former senator considered “presumptuous” to think that the other signatory countries -Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China- have anything to tell the US Congress regarding how to vote.

Republican Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio criticized on Monday that US security was “outsourced” to the UN and that Obama looked for the “seal of approval from Russia and China to agree before members of the Administration could explain the agreement to Congress “.

New Peace Talks

While most of the international community is backing up the nuclear agreement with Iran, Israel is supposedly carrying out efforts to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians. That is what the Minister of Interior of Israel, Silvan Shalom, said on Monday.

“We would like to resume talks immediately and unconditionally,” said the minister during a meeting with a group of journalists, in which he said that “there have been some recent efforts”, though he declined to elaborate.

The last negotiation process between Israelis and Palestinians sponsored by Washington ended without results in April 2014.

Shalom’s statement coincided with a visit to Israel by US Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, who also defended the Iranian nuclear agreement.

“We are trying to see how to proceed,” said Shalom, after mentioning that the Palestinians are demanding what he called “goodwill gestures”. He then criticized the Palestinians for conducting “unilateral acts” like going to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to denounce Israeli actions.

Peace negotiations were largely derailed by Israel’s refusal to halt construction in Jewish settlements and since then, the Palestinian leadership has signed accession treaties to dozens of international agencies, including the ICC, seeking international recognition and the judgement of Israeli military operations which are considered by many crimes of war.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

China 21: Anglo-American “Sustainability” In Asia (VIDEO)

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By: Rusticus | Stateless Homesteading –

In the not-too-distant past, Sutton was counted among the more respected historians in higher education, holding the title of research fellow at the esteemed Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Before being jettisoned from this coveted position by the Trilateral-affiliated dean, Sutton was (and remains) one of the most thorough academic researchers on the machinations of the Anglo-American Establishment to date. His work was so well-documented that, despite being antagonistic towards Sutton’s worldview, even Rhodesian globalist Zbignew Brzezinski cited the accuracy of his research in his book, Between Two Ages.

Antony Sutton, circa 1984

Antony Sutton, circa 1984

Of the erudite body of work produced by Antony Sutton, he remains best known for his books on banking, industrial, corporate, and military aid to Nazi Germany and the USSR by American companies. The most widely read of these volumes, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler and Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, hold that a secret cabal of Anglo-American forces have been integral in the creation and support of every “East vs. West” dialectic of the past century. Quite a thesis, with a slew of primary documentation and the pedigree to back it up.

Needless to say, Sutton had to go.

His removal from the hallowed and controlled halls of Academia didn’t stop him, though, as he continued to publish research on Deep Politics related to the Trilateral Commission and Skull and Bones, among other things. Unfortunately, as seems to be a tendency among great researchers speaking truth to power, Sutton passed too early back in 2002, and since, his investigation into the international Anglophile cabal has remained largely unadvanced. Until recently, there was no “Great Eastern Superpower” to warrant such research, as the bulk of occulted geopolitical study was focused instead on the “War on Terror” paradigm; in a post-2008 world in which the media, both alternative and otherwise, have readily forecast rise of the BRICS “anti-hegemon,” (as they’re called by some) this has all changed.

Read full article: Stateless Homesteading


Blogging under the pseudonym of Rusticus, the author and freedom activist operates a website tracing the machinations of the Anglo-American Establishment throughout history while simultaneously documenting the process of creating a truly off-grid homestead. (www.statelesshomesteading.com)

Greece: Approving Its Own Death Sentence

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Two earlier bailouts failed. Repeating what didn’t work expecting a different result is the clearest definition of political and economic insanity – creating even greater debt peonage impossible to resolve without defaulting or demanding creditors take major haircuts.

Even then, recovery and restoring economic growth won’t happen while trapped under Eurozone straightjacket rules – preventing Greece from controlling its own monetary and fiscal policy, as well as its currency able to devalue to stimulate exports.

Fascists running things pretending to be social democrats care only about their own self-interest – what best serves them at the expense of millions of suffering Greeks and a death sentence for its economy.

Legitimate governance is absent. Puppets running things serve themselves and their Troika masters in Brussels, Frankfurt and Washington.

They have a lien on an entire nation and its people. Its painful watching democracy’s birthplace being raped, pillaged and economically destroyed for profit – its own government permitting it.

It’s worse knowing the harrowing toll on ordinary people – suffering hugely under corrupt, uncaring officials, disgracing themselves in the process.

Greece is a laboratory, its people lab rats, monied interests seeing how far toward thirdworldization they can push things – all the way their goal, then on to more targeted developed countries, already suffering under neoliberal harshness heading toward harder than ever hard times for ordinary people.

The aim is thirdworldizing Europe, America and as many other developed and developing nations as possible – making them all look like Guatemala, Haiti or Bangledesh, their populations impoverished, their workers transformed into serfs earning sub-poverty wages with no benefits.

Bailouts on loan shark of last resort terms assure greater unemployment, poverty, deprivation and economic decline toward oblivion.

A previous article explained Greeks have a choice – rebel, leave or starve. Neoliberal harshness is toxic poison – transferring wealth from ordinary people to super-rich ones already with too much.

At the same time, suffocating economies as part of the wealth transfer process – preventing sustainable growth and development.

The new normal is imposing deplorable conditions on societies – raping and pillaging them for profit at the expense of human pain and deprivation.

Governance by domestic or foreign creditors is financial tyranny – entrapment under a slow-motion humanity destroying system, inflicting enormous pain and suffering longterm for profit.

Greece is in a “death spiral,” says economist James Galbraith. At best, it’s “limp(ing) along in stagnation…”

A possible worst scenario is “an economic death spiral – contraction leading to banking failure…leading to (more) contraction first in Greece” then elsewhere in Europe. A no-win situation. A sinkhole of failure.

Insolvent Greek banks are headed for collapse – sustained temporarily by Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) until the ECB decides against throwing more good money after bad into a black hole of failure, letting them close down, “this time for good,” says Galbraith.

Depositors will lose whatever they have left, besides what’s taken if bail-ins are imposed, forcing haircuts on private accounts.

The end game involves repudiating Troika mandates, defaulting on all odious debt, exiting euro bondage, becoming independent, regaining monetary and fiscal control, restoring the drachma, enduring a period of hard times, then beginning a slow process of stabilization and recovery under worse economic conditions than already.

An alternative is return to rule of the generals – military instead of financial dictatorship, a dire future either way until rebellion forces change.

Greece is a model for what people elsewhere will face without sustained resistance to prevent it.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Forbidden History The Ultimate Taboo

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People are dumb because they do not know and refuse to learn the real history behind world events. Educational institutions do not function as seekers of truth, but as gatekeepers for narratives that defy common sense and defame historical facts. Society fosters the ultimate taboo against chronicles that differ with the established story of distortions and misdirection. Anyone who dares waver from accepted limits and suppositions immediately is a quack or an extremist. The dreaded label of being a conspiracy theorist, used to smear and marginalize researchers and pundits, is the height of anti-intellectualism and characterassassination.

The dim-witted public, told to shun contradictory accounts, interpretations and disturbing explanations accepts sham history. The accurate course of events must remain hidden from the masses. The subject of a New World Order is not newfound. The process of world domination is as old as the formation of the first empire. Despite the annals of war and governments, the actual power that enslaves civilizations and humanity, is evil itself, in its purist form and manifestation.

ADLbrand_jpg_w300h169The entire globe, engulfed in a prison of authoritarian control, already pays the price of scholarly surrender. Use whatever term or description you like or accept. The definitive fact is that the moneychangers operate and pull the institutional levers that keep locks on your mind and pocketbook, while keeping your vision focused on a make-believe reality.

In order to break the blockade that stifles all those Edith Bunker brain surgeons, especially in academia, grow a set of gonads and reach deep down inside for that which is left of your moral courage. Examine the following detailed summary of events. Elites and enemies of Western Civilization want to dumb you down. It takes unembellished chutzpah to come to terms with truthful history.

A prolonged visit and extensive review of the all the material covered in this thorough and comprehensive assessment could be a liberating opportunity to regain sight and end the blindness of the NWO mind control. Mike King presents an Alternative History, Philosophy and Current Events account on the tomatobubble.com site. A sample of this information follows:

gtomatobnnrNWO FORBIDDEN HISTORY: TIMELINE OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER1763-1816

The Currency Act of 1764 is a British action that imposes a monetary policy on its American colonies. The Act extends the provisions of the Currency Act of 1751 and forbids the American colonies from issuing debt-free paper currency as legal tender.

When the First Continental Congress meets in 1774, it objects to The Currency Act as “subversive of American rights” and calls for its repeal.

It is a little known fact of the American Revolution, that the right of the colonial governments to issue their own debt-free currency, and spend it into circulation (as opposed to a private Central Bank printing and lending its debt-currency into circulation), was one of the main causes of the coming American Revolution.

1820-1880

During the 64 year reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) Great Britain will experience a transformation from a Constitutional Monarchy to a totally Rothschild owned “democracy”. Three assassination attempts against Victoria during the turbulent 1840’s, further attempts on her in 1872 and 1882, and the many other attempts and murders of European Kings in the coming years, combine to send a clear and intimidating message to the British Monarchy: The Rothschild Family, not the “Royal Family”, rules the British Empire.

The Rothschilds view the American US Civil War as a chance to “divide and conquer” America. If the South can break away from the Union, two rival nations can be played off against each other in a European style game of “balance-of-power.”

Lincoln needs money to fund the war. He is extorted by the New York bankers, who want the government to sell high interest bonds to them, which they can then resell to the banking syndicate in London. Lincoln writes:

“I have the Confederacy before me and the bankers behind me, and for America, I fear the bankers most.”

Lincoln thwarts the bankers by issuing interest-free currency directly from the Treasury. (Greenbacks)

1881-1910

Republican President McKinley is a staunch advocate of “hard money” (Gold Standard) and limited constitutional government. McKinley is re-elected in 1900. Less than one year later, a foreign-born Red terrorist named Leon Czolgosz shoots McKinley in Buffalo, NY. Czolgosz is a follower of the Jewish Red Emma Goldman, who openly praises Czolgosz’s evil deed!

McKinley recovers briefly, and then turns for the worse, finally dying on September 14. His death launches the Globalist puppet Teddy Roosevelt into office, completing TR’s amazing ascent from obscurity to the White House in just two years! The convenient murder of McKinley marks the beginning of “The Progressive Era” in which the Federal government will expand its power and foreign involvement.

1911-1920

After many years of strategic political preparation, the Globalist-Zionist New World Order now has 7 major goals its wants to achieve in coming decade:

1. Establish a US Central Bank conceived at Jekyll Island.

2. Impose an income tax on America so that State debt to the Central Bank can be collateralized with human labor.

3. Trigger the long planned Triple Entente-Triple Alliance World War to destroy Germany and reshape Europe.

4. Entangle the mighty USA in the coming European war and the emerging World Government movement.

5. Finish off Czarist Russia once and for all and convert the Eurasian giant into a Communist nation.

6. Establish a World Political Body under the pretext of “world peace” after the war is over.

7. Carry out Zionist Herzl’s 1897 plan to take Palestine away from the Ottoman Turks & Arabs.

The popular Republican President William Howard Taft will never involve America in such treasonous schemes. So the Globalists recruit a weak professor from Princeton named Woodrow Wilson. Wilson is rocketed to Governor of New Jersey, and then to Democrat nominee for President in 1912. In order to steal Republican votes from Taft, the NWO recruits ex-President Teddy Roosevelt to ran as the Progressive Party candidate (also known as Bull-Moose Party).

1921-1930

Pledging a “return to normalcy”, Warren Harding (R-OH) is elected President in 1920. An opponent of entry into the League of Nations, his victory over James Cox (D-OH) and his VP running mate Franklin D Roosevelt (TR’s cousin), is the largest Presidential Election landslide in America’s history (60%-34%)!

Harding inherits a Wilsonian economic Depression. He quickly moves to slash income taxes, and will cut government spending by 50%. With the private economy now freed from the parasitic dead weight of big government, an historic economic boom soon follows.

Harding’s support for free markets, limited government, low taxes, neutral foreign policy, and his refusal to grant diplomatic recognition to the murderous Soviet Union, are all positions that anger the Globalists. An intense newspaper smear campaign regarding “scandals” in Harding’s administration is then unleashed against the highly popular President.

1931-1939

A prominent Congressman who dares to accuse the Fed is the Chairman of the House Banking Committee: Louis McFadden (R-PA). In a June 10 speech, McFadden puts the blame directly on the international bankers for fomenting the Russian Revolution, crashing the US economy, and robbing the American people. McFadden pulls no punches:

“(The Fed) was deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this country by the bankers who came here from Europe and repaid us for our hospitality by undermining our American institutions. Those bankers took money out of this country to finance Japan in a war against Russia. They financed Trotsky’s passage from New York to Russia so that he might assist in the destruction of the Russian Empire. …What king ever robbed his subjects to such an extent as the Federal Reserve has robbed us?”

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These snippets, mostly tract the American experience. However, the summary of European intrigue and the unending NWO struggle to eradicate Christian governments, as well as the elimination and destruction of divinely created cosmology, has profound cultural, social and political repercussions. Honest searchers of the truth should investigate the full text of this important chronology for further confirmation and read the Invisible Hand, which our esteemed colleague, Al Cronkrite writes with authority.

The great Lysander Spooner utters the immortal maxim:

“The Rothschilds, and that class of money-lenders of whom they are the representatives and agents – men who never think of lending a shilling to their next-door neighbors, for purposes of honest industry, unless upon the most ample security, and at the highest rate of interest – stand ready, at all times, to lend money in unlimited amounts to those robbers and murderers, who call themselves governments, to be expended in shooting down those who do not submit quietly to being robbed and enslaved.”

Such an excellent summary on the way the world really operates. The forbidden history of dead Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings, Queens and Czars just happened to materialize when their opposition to central banks conflicts with the timetable of the NWO.

Without a clear understanding of the multi-century game of attrition, that pits the forces of compound interest against the suckers that buy into the false storyline fed to them through the illusion of fantasyland tales of distraction – true history will remain taboo for most. So be it, that only brave hearts will comprehend correct reality.


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

Yes, Queen Elizabeth Saluted The Nazis, But There’s A LOT More To The Story (VIDEO)

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By: Cassius Methyl | The Anti Media –

Over the weekend, a video was leaked that shows Queen Elizabeth and her family proudly displaying the Nazi salute. The video shows  “…Queen Elizabeth II performing a Nazi salute as a child with her mother, sister and uncle at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The video was most likely filmed between 1933 and 1934, after Hitler’s rise to power in Germany,” RT reported.

A spokesman for the royal family said, “It is disappointing that film shot eight decades ago and apparently from HM’s (her majesty’s) personal family archive has been obtained and exploited in this manner.” The family is reportedly seeking to prosecute whoever leaked the video.

This is a headline that is shocking to some and unsurprising to others, but regardless, attracts instant, widespread attention.

Unfortunately, the leaked video merely scratches the surface of insidious Western ties to the notoriously fascist regime—specifically, economic powers in the United States. American connections to Nazi Germany shatter the mainstream historical narrative and reveal a great deal about the underlying connections between nations at war.

For example, IBM recorded the victims of the Holocaust for Germany. IG Farbin—the chemical company that would become Bayer Pharmaceuticals—worked with the Nazi regime from the beginning and was connected to prominent American industrialists.

Prescott Bush (Presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Grandfather) and other American industrialists, magnates, and Wall Street bankers engaged in extensive economic activity with Nazi Germany throughout the war.

Though this information is better sourced through books written on the topic, in 2004 the Guardian reportedthat

“George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism. His business dealings, which continued until his company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz…”

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), self-described as “an international organization of central banks which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” supported Nazi Germany as if there was no war.

These little-known connections paint a vastly different perspective of the powers’ relationships with each other and reveal that money is a more potent force than any armed conflict where leaders send their citizens to die.

The well-documented relationship between Western powers and Nazi Germany should render the leaked royal video unsurprising. The detailed documentation of these relationships can be found in various books and publications.

On another note, some view the sudden release of the video as a distraction from more important issues. Is this revelation of little or great practical significance to our era in history?

In any case, it may serve as a perfect vehicle to convey this information.

Because of the historical perspective revealed with this topic, please share this with as many people as possible.

For those seeking more information, the free PDF book, Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Antony C. Sutton is a worthwhile, well-sourced read that documents the connections between economic powers and Nazi Germany.

Did Merkel Just Capitulate On Greek Debt?

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Greece will never be able to pay off the debt, that much we can state as a sure thing. Not even if all Greek GDP were to be used to pay interests and the loans could the country pay off all of its obligations to the bankers.

The third financial rescue pushed forward by Alexis Tsipras and the new austerity conditions imposed by the Troika will not rescue Greece, they will pull the country further down into the dark abyss.

No respectable economist or financial expert has added his or her support to the Eurogroup plan to get Greece deeper in debt as a solution to get it out of unpayable debt.

Giving Greece more cash to pay the banks for a debt that was illegally passed on to the Greek people by corrupt politicians is like fighting fire with gasoline; the fire will just continue to grow out of control and no austerity plan or liquidity injection will put it off.

The only action that would help Greece get out of debt would be a debt ‘haircut’, just as it happened with Germany after the second world war. However, no European member of the Troika wants to extend the same courtesy to Greece. Not right now, anyway.

However, there seems to be a slight chance that the bankers and their technocratic minions may be capitulating about the Greek situation.

Divisions among those responsible for the Greek austerity program have begun to show their disagreement about what whether Greece will be able to meet its obligations and needs to be done to prevent another default.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has now admitted that there is the possibility that Greece’s creditors agree to change the maturity of Greek debt and a reduction of interests to be paid by the Greek government.

In a TV interview in the first German television network, ARD, Merkel said her government and all members of the Eurogroup had not discussed the possibility of accepting a “haircut” of Greek debt.

“That is not possible in a monetary union,” said the chancellor, defending the agreement reached in the early hours of Monday in Brussels.

“Greece has got a break. We took a voluntary cut between creditors and then extended maturities and lower interest rates …. Now we can speak again of these possibilities when a first review of the agreed measures and the result is satisfactory,” said the chancellor.

Merkel, in a rare gesture of transparency of information, also denied there was a problem of loyalty between her and her finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, who said that the German democracy admitted a difference of opinion between politicians in government.

Schäuble defended at the summit in Brussels the possibility that Greece leaves the euro area for five years, a proposal that was interpreted through Europe as a German blackmail against reece and made many people believe that the powerful German Minister defended a different position thant that of the Chancellor, who always defended the permanence of Greece in the euro zone.

“The Grexit was on the table but we decided for another option. What counts now is the result of negotiations. Euro zone members agreed to negotiate with Greece a new aid package and that is what we implement now,” said Merkel, who revealed that her minister had not yet submitted the resignation, as many mainstream media had suggested.


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Britain Covertly Bombing Syria

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In August 2013, UK parliamentarians rejected military intervention in Syria – voting 285 – 272 against it.

At the time, Prime Minister David Cameron said voting reflected popular sentiment. “(T)he government will act accordingly.” He lied.

On July 17, the UK-based human rights group Reprieve reported UK pilots bombing Syria – despite Cameron’s earlier pledge not to and recent claim about refraining from intervention without parliamentary approval, illegal whenever authorized without Security Council approval.

Documents Reprieve obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to Britain’s Defense Ministry revealed UK pilots “operating in Syrian airspace…flying…(s)trike missions” illegally.

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told MPs government policy would require their approval. None was gotten. Clandestine bombing continues – not against ISIS, against Syrian infrastructure like US airstrikes, waging war on Assad, not imported terrorists ravaging Syria, now with US/UK/Canadian air support.

In response to Reprieve’s FOI request, Britain’s Defense Ministry said in part:

“UK military personnel embedded with the USA, French and Canadian armed forces have been authorized to deploy with their units to participate in coalition operations against ISIL” – self-authorized targeting Syrian and Iraqi infrastructure targets, not IS terrorists as claimed.

“These personnel include pilots flying ISR and Strike missions against ISIL targets using the equipment of those units. Of these three nations only the USA and Canada are operating in Syrian airspace” – a bandit operation in both countries.

Claiming “UK Embeds operate as if they were the host nation’s personnel, under that nation’s chain of command” belies reality.

Iraq may or may not have willingly accepted what’s ongoing – for sure not Syria, objecting strongly to largely US bombing without its permission.

Britain’s Defense Ministry contributed to IS hysteria, saying it “poses a direct threat to the UK and to countries around the world.”

Apparently before FOI documents were revealed, he lied saying Britain “is not conducting airstrikes in Syria.” Now we know they’ve been ongoing since last year.

Tory MP John Barron outspokenly said “no to military intervention. These troops or individuals should be withdrawn from the embedded program whilst this vote holds sway, while it stills hold authority, until we vote again.”

Tim Farron replaced Nick Clegg as Lib Dem leader. He said unauthorized Syria airstrikes were “done with our name and therefore should be done with our approval.”

Convenor of the UK-based Stop the War Coalition Lindsey German condemned covert Britain bombing, saying:

“Parliament voted against bombing Syria two years ago. Now we find that the government ignored this and allowed British pilots to bomb under US command.”

“This was a political, not a military decision and shows the contempt our Prime Minister has for democratic decisions. This should stop now and we should oppose all further attempts to bomb Syria.”

On Friday, Cameron’s spokeswoman admitted UK warplanes have been bombing Syria covertly since September 2014 – operating from a Persian Gulf-based US aircraft carrier.

Defense Secretary Fallon ludicrously compared IS terrorists to Nazi fascists during WW II. New Labour officials want Cameron to explain UK involvement in Syria by Monday.

Reprieve staff attorney Jennifer Gibson said the following:

“Documents obtained by Reprieve indicate that UK personnel have already been involved in bombing missions over Syria for some time – making the current debate over whether Britain should carry out such strikes somewhat obsolete.”

“It is alarming that Parliament and the public have been kept in the dark about this for so long. Yet more worrying is the fact that the UK seems to have turned over its personnel to the US wholesale, without the slightest idea as to what they are actually doing, and whether it is legal.”

“We need an open and honest debate about UK involvement in Iraq and Syria. We can’t have that, though, until the UK comes clean about what actions its personnel are already undertaking.”

A Final Comment

Britain and America won’t feed their hungry, house their homeless or provide universal healthcare to all their citizens – in Britain, the way its National Health Service once operated before massive neoliberal cuts and increasing privatization of a publicly run program.

But both countries spend billions of dollars annually bombing one country after another to rubble along with other military operations. War-making takes precedence over social justice. So does serving corporate interests over public ones.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.