Forget Ferguson, 244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died

Zero Hedge

While the events down in Ferguson play out, back in Chicagoland, HeyJackass reports that the same old bullshit continues day in and day out with nary a peep. In the 107 days since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 year old Michael Brown – 12:03pm, Saturday, August 9th – the following stupidity has taken place in Chicago:

  • 155 homicides (74% black males)
  • 725 shot & wounded
  • Six (6) 18 year olds killed: Kawantis Montgomery, Kamaal Burton, Tony McIntos, Alexandra Burgos, Rayvon Little, Johnathan Cartwright
  • 59 18 year olds shot & wounded
  • 29 teenagers (13-19) killed
  • 244 teenagers (13-19) shot and wounded
  • 10 shot (5 killed) by the CPD

Brutal, yet incredibly asinine and absurd to say the least.

So what is it about these stats that hasn’t caused people to lose their collective shit?

After all, there have been plenty of opportunities to march, chant, throw shit, break stuff, come up with a hashtag, etc… in the past few months, not only in Chicago, but all over the nation. So where is the national media? The cable news talking heads? The race pimpin’ super duo of Jesse and Al? The professional agitators and social justice warriors? The exploiting politicians? Almost 900 shootings and homicides in the past three months and not one is worthy of their attention.

Someone from ‘round these parts once said “never let a crisis go to waste”. Apparently these stats aren’t crisis-y enough.

Click here for full Chicago breakdown

Source: HeyJackass

 

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Globalists Use Putin as Foil to Push TTIP U.S.-EU Merger

The New American
by William F. Jasper

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“Vladimir Putin Hates the TTIP: Which is exactly why Europe and America need to get it done.” Those are the title and subtitle for a November 19 op-ed by Admiral James Stavridis at foreignpolicy.com, the website of the establishment journal Foreign Policy.

A problem for Stavridis and the TTIP promotional choir is that Putin (shown on right) is on record as favoring Russia’s eventual convergence with the EU. And the recent developments of Putin’s newly formed Eurasian Union are following his proposals for a regional approach to world government that closely parallels the regionalist strategy as detailed by Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and other globalist demigods.

The Stavridis piece is a clear indication that the global government advocates at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and their corporate-banking cronies at the Transatlantic Business Council, the Business Alliance for TTIP, and the Atlantic Council, are stepping up their campaign of employing Vladimir Putin as a scarecrow to stampede Americans into supporting the dangerous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Admiral Stavridis, U.S. Navy (ret.), who now serves as head of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, is a CFR member and a reliable retailer of the organization’s globalist propaganda. “Flying under the international radar,” says Stavridis in his Foreign Policy piece, “is one of the most potentially important agreements ever negotiated across the broad Atlantic: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA).”

In one of the only truthful statements in the op-ed, Stavridis admits that the TTIP is “flying under the international radar,” a sly acknowledgment of the fact that “one of the most potentially important agreements ever negotiated” has been already brought to this advanced stage by secrecy, stealth, and deception. As The New American has pointed out repeatedly (see, for instance, Secretly Trading Away Our Independence), a key objection to the TTIP, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other “trade” pacts, is the hermetically sealed environment in which they are negotiated, with the process and the texts being inaccessible to the American public, or even to their elected members of Congress. Meanwhile, select, privileged representatives of the approved corporate, banking, labor, and environmental lobbies are given access and participation rights.

“It is a big basket of agreed-upon rules and regulations that would make the United States and much of Europe a free trade zone, perhaps increasing overall trade by as much as 50 percent, according to the European Commission and the White House.” It is indeed a big basket of rules and regulations, which will add to the burden of ObamaCare and the hundreds of thousands of federal regulations that are already crushing American business with a regulatory load that now costs an incredible $1.8 trillion annually.

Like NAFTA, the TTIP, if passed, would undoubtedly lead to a new wave of outsourcing, stripping away much of our remaining manufacturing base.

But we are not supposed to pay attention to any of these very real, very serious concerns, because, we are told, the bonus for passing the TTIP is that it will cause Vladimir Putin great vexation and heartburn.

“Guess what? Putin hates it,” Stavridis claims. “It’s not hard to figure out why: it would more tightly bind Europe to the United States, thus hurting Russian leverage. The TTIP is a sensible agreement on economic grounds, broadly speaking. But it also holds enormous real value in the geopolitical sphere.”

According to the CFR admiral, the TTIP provides geopolitical security benefits because “increased linkages between the United States and our European allies and partners will stand in direct opposition to Putin’s key strategy of driving a wedge between the United States and the EU as the central members of the transatlantic community.”

Stavridis concludes his exhortation by declaring: “Indeed, a negotiated and eventually ratified TTIP would be a powerful signal to Putin’s Russia that Europe and the United States stand together in all dimensions — values, politics, security, and trade. And if Putin hates it, TTIP probably makes sense.”

TTIP: New World Order Briar Patch X 2
However, before jumping on the anti-Putin, pro-TTIP bandwagon, it would be wise to consider that it might actually be a Br’er Rabbit briar patch for the New World Order.

For those a little foggy on Uncle Remus’s fable about Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox and the briar patch, here’s the gist of the story: After Br’er Fox captures Br’er Rabbit with the Tar Baby, Br’er Rabbit escapes by using reverse psychology to cause Br’er Fox to throw him into the briar patch. “I don’t care what you do with me, Brer Fox” said Brer Rabbit., “just don’t fling me in that briar patch over there. Hang me, skin me, roast me, Brer Fox, but don’t fling me in in that briar patch.” Br’er Rabbit so convincingly pleaded not to be thrown into the briars that Br’er Fox was certain this would be the ultimate punishment for his nemesis. Of course, after being tossed into the briar patch, Br’er Rabbit scampered away safely, mocking his erstwhile captor, who had done exactly what Br’er Rabbit had wanted all along. In the case of Putin and TTIP, however, there is a added twist: Putin isn’t fooling the CFR globalists with his faux opposition to the TTIP; he is actually working hand in hand with them to fool the real target — the American public, and more specifically, American conservatives who constitute the major opposition to the TTIP.

The TTIP actually would benefit both Putin and the CFR globalists in multiple ways. Putin is playing the TTIP issue for his own political advantage, both to his domestic Russian audience as well as the global anti-American audience. Putin’s saber-rattling over Ukraine and his military excursion there paid off handsomely in terms of stirring up Russian nationalism and further boosting his domestic popularity. It has also paid off economically. The U.S.-EU sanctions imposed on Russia have been offset by the IMF/U.S./EU bailout of Ukraine, which ended up transferring billions of dollars to the Kremlin to pay off Ukraine’s debts and energy bills to Russia (see here, here, and here).

The globalists have certainly benefited from the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as Michael Knigge, head of the editorial team for the Deutsche Welle newspaper, a leading globalist mouthpiece in Germany, acknowledged. In an op-ed mockingly entitled “Thank You, Mr. Putin,” Knigge wrote: “Your power play does what we couldn’t: revive our two key projects. With your annexation of the Crimea you have thrown a much-needed lifeline to two fundamental Western projects: European integration and the transatlantic partnership.”

“You knew that even 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, nothing concentrates the Western mind like a Soviet-style land grab in Eastern Europe,” said Knigge,

In two key articles, “Putin: Key Player in the ‘New World Order’” and “Putin’s East vs. Globalist West: Merging Into a New World Order” (see links below) The New American’s Alex Newman surveys the abundant evidence demonstrating that Putin, far from opposing the globalist plans for world government, is actually fully on board with the scheme, including giving the UN, IMF, and WTO vast new powers.

Putin is even on record as countenancing eventual economic convergence with the EU. Speaking at an economic conference in Germany in 2010 (as reported by The Telegraph), Putin said: “Can it be supposed that one day Russia will be in some joint currency zone with Europe? Yes, quite possible.”

Moreover, Putin stated in 2011 that his newly formed Eurasian Union is modeled on the European Union and “will be based on universal integration principles as an essential part of Greater Europe.” Putin wrote: “We suggest a powerful supranational association capable of becoming one of the poles in the modern world and serving as an efficient bridge between Europe and the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. Alongside other key players and regional structures, such as the European Union, the United States, China and APEC, the Eurasian Union will help ensure global sustainable development.” The sustainable development to which he refers, of course, means UN-supervised, centralized global control over all human activity and micromanagement of the entire planet.

While the TTIP process has been rightfully condemned by critics from across the entire political spectrum for its lack of transparency, the pro-TTIP op-ed offered by Admiral Stavridis and Foreign Policy is very transparently a deceptive manipulation and an exercise in reverse psychology ripped from the pages of Tales of Uncle Remus. But if a sufficient number of Americans are clued in to the TTIP dangers, they will easily recognize this as one briar patch too far and dump the TTIP in the same way that they rejected the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the North American Union/Security and Prosperity Partnership (NAU/SPP).

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The Islamic State (ISIS) and Imperialism: Terrorism is not a “Threat” to the West. It is a Weapon of the West

Global Research
By Sam Muhho

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Cooperation is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and progressive international order that serves the interests of multipolarity and the people as opposed to the powers of the financial elite and imperialism.

Cooperation is needed in a world increasingly affected by the machinations and whims of a ruling elite in the west that thrives on the use of destabilization and power projection to orient the world in their own interests while simultaneously calling for “cooperation”. The Arab Spring has been a means of geopolitical reorientation for the west, the largest since the post-WWII period. Culminating in this destabilization has been the fracturing of Syria and the volatile nation of Iraq along ethnic and sectarian lines, creating a power vacuum which was deliberately stroked by the west to facilitate in the rise of ISIS. When the dynamic of western involvement in the rise of ISIS is taken into account, the duplicity and illegitimacy of continued western calls for “cooperation” against ISIS is increasingly being seen as farcical and the need for truth even more critical.

ISIS: Imperialism is the Problem, Not Religion

To obfuscate the nature of the ISIS menace, pundits across the west frame the conflict in a particularly religious dimension and in the case of stations like Fox News, we are given the impression that the Arabs and Muslims are simply crazy people who have no regard for human life and are motivated by hate. This ignorant and untrue characterization seeks to pacify the short attention span of the majority of western intellect and keep them from peeling back the reality and understanding the geopolitics of western imperialism across the region and the regime change agenda being played which is responsible. Also missed in the discussion is the fact that ISIS is not simply menacing minorities but even Muslims (including Sunnis) who are just as much among the greatest victims of ISIS and western balkanization in the Middle East as are minority victims like Syrian Christians and the Yazidis.

Sectarian violence incurred by ISIS in both Syria and Iraq is not a fundamentally religious issue. Both Sunnis and Shiites are united against ISIS and extremism. The problem is the hegemonic and imperialist designs of the NATO governments who have on-record worked with Saudi Arabia and Qatar to use Islamic extremists throughout the Middle East as their “Swiss army knife of destabilization” in order to reorient the Middle East per their interests. This comes at the expense of their Iranian, Russian and Chinese competitors. Retired US Army General  and former Supreme Allied Commander-Europe for NATO, Gen. Wesley Clark has spoken out multiple times in both 2007 and in a 2011 “DemocracyNow” interview on how after 9/11, the US was hijacked by a policy coup whose objective was to “destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, and bring it under our control.” Among the nations he cited as listed for destabilization include “Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.”

Zbigniew Brzezinski has also labeled the region as important geostrategically in his book “The Grand Chessboard” in ensuring America’s global “pre-eminence” and essentially dominance over the world order. To understand what drives western strategists, one must understand the “ Heartland Theory” of geopolitics put forward by Halford John Mackinder in 1904 to the Royal Geographical Society  who stated , “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland [Central Asia]; who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island [Eurasia]; who rules the World-Island controls the world”(Mackinder, Democratic Ideals and Reality, p. 194). US domination over Central Asia is central to its global power projection and the Middle East and Iran, along with Eastern Europe, are the windows into Central Asia. What Bush began under his radical Neo-Con administration, Obama has continued under a different political cover whose nature was clearly seen in examples such as the regime change in Libya against Gaddafi which served as the prequel to the destabilization of Syria.

The Redirection

What is happening now in Syria was predicted by Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh in his 2007 New Yorker article “The Redirection” which documented how the US was working with the Saudis and the Hariri political faction in Lebanon to undermine Syria and Iran. Tony Cartalucci has extensively documented the thesis of that piece in various publications demonstrating its centrality to the geopolitics being played out today. Consider the following points from “The Redirection”:

“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.”

One the coming reality of persecution to religious minorities, it was noted:

“Robert Baer, a former longtime C.I.A. agent in Lebanon, has been a severe critic of Hezbollah and has warned of its links to Iranian-sponsored terrorism. But now, he told me, “we’ve got Sunni Arabs preparing for cataclysmic conflict, and we will need somebody to protect the Christians in Lebanon. It used to be the French and the United States who would do it, and now it’s going to be Nasrallah and the Shiites.”

To dispel critics’ notions that this is passive, uncontrollable, and indirect support, consider also:

“[Saudi Arabia’s] Bandar and other Saudis have assured the White House that “they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.”

Terrorism is not a “threat” to the West. It is a weapon of the West.

Saudi Arabia is the author of global Islamic radicalism and a close ally of the US, interlocked with the western ruling establishment. The largest US weapons sale in history was to Saudi Arabia in 2011. Saudi Arabia’s connection to terrorism is universally acknowledged in academia because Saudi Arabia funds the “madrassas” that indoctrinated people into fundamentalist thinking and these people are in turn manipulated to serve the geopolitical agenda of the Saudis and Qataris and in turn their western allies. Geopolitical analyst Tony Cartalucci notes in his article, “US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan” how these militant dupes benefit NATO objectives from Mali to Pakistan in undermining any rival geopolitical competitor like China by offsetting their strategic ambitions. For example, Baluchi terrorists in Pakistan harm China’s investments in a deep-sea port at Gwadar; terrorists in Mali prevent Chinese attempts to make business in-roads into Africa and strengthen Qatari ties. Syria is no different. Destabilizing Syria prevents Chinese and Russian influence in the Middle East and preserves Israeli and American domination in the pivotal region by fracturing the Arabs and keeping a unified resistance from developing.

This is not merely conspiracy theory; veteran journalist Robert Dreyfuss has noted the long history of US and British covert cooperation with the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic groups against secular nationalist and Arab leftist groups that sought to undermine British and other western interests in the Middle East. Said Ramadan, the Brotherhood’s chief organizer in the 1950s was documented by both Dreyfuss and Wall Street Journal’s Ian Johnson as having ties to western intelligence and being backed by the CIA. The Islamic right wing was an effective proxy against anti-imperialist and nationalist Arab leftism. Wikileaks reports from 2005 also showed that backing of Syrian opposition groups, including the Brotherhood, had begun under Bush.

Nothing has changed today. The US and Britain claim that they backed “moderate rebels” in Syria but this is an obfuscation to hide their support for terrorism. I don’t believe there are any viable and effective moderates among the ranks of the driving forces among Syria’s rebels. A chart by the Economist documenting who’s who among the rebels on the ground notes that most of the fighting factions, with the exception of the Kurdish PYD and alleged exception of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) under the western-backed umbrella group, the “Supreme Military Council” are Islamist. As will be noted, even the supposedly non-Islamist FSA is stocked with and influenced by Islamists blanketed by the west as “moderates”, the same moderates who supported the influx of foreign jihadis into Syria which led to the creation of ISIS.

The Syrian rebels’ highest-level leader to receive direct support from the US, Free Syrian Army Col. Abdel Jabbour al-Okaidi from the ranks of the “moderates”, has admitted that he has “good relations with ISIS/ISIL” and Jabhat Al-Nusra and denied media “allegations” against them, openly stating his cooperation. He apologizes for and defends both terrorist groups and downplays what he calls “allegations” and “mistakes” committed by both which are in reality grave crimes against the Syrian people. He and his “moderates” have also worked with ISIS to capture the critical “Menagh Airbase” in Aleppo, Syria. One of the radical jihadis of ISIS, Abu Jandal, was even seen in a video next to al-Okaidi praising the men for their “victory”; moments before, the same Abu Jandal was being filmed wielding a sword and hysterically calling for genocide against the Alawites while praising ISIS leader “Al-Baghdadi.” Another key “moderate” leader, Jamal Maarouf of the Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF), has admitted to the “Independent” that he regularly carries out joint operations with Al Qaeda and has no problem with them. One example of such cooperation between “moderates” and extremists was the attack on the Syrian Christian town of Sadad in November 2013.

As others have pointed out, Reuters has admitted that the “moderate” Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) command is “Islamist dominated.”  The Associated Press says that “Many of the participating groups have strong Islamist agendas, and some have fought in ways that could scare away Western backers.” The Wall Street Journal reports that Brig. Gen. Mithkal Albtaish, an FSA leader, says that the organization is “dominated by Islamist groups that are in close coordination with al Nusra [Syrian Al Qaeda].” Even the pro-establishment think-tank, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) , admitted in 2012 that the FSA’s effectiveness depended on Al Qaeda and pro-establishment Neo-Con, Gary Gambill, even wrote an article demonstrating this titled “Two Cheers for Syrian Islamists”, praising the Islamists in helping to undermine Iran geopolitically. Consider the CFR’s Ed Husain’s statement:

“The Syrian rebels would be immeasurably weaker today without al-Qaeda in their ranks. By and large, Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions are tired, divided, chaotic, and ineffective. Feeling abandoned by the West, rebel forces are increasingly demoralized as they square off with the Assad regime’s superior weaponry and professional army. Al-Qaeda fighters, however, may help improve morale. The influx of jihadis brings discipline, religious fervor, battle experience from Iraq, funding from Sunni sympathizers in the Gulf, and most importantly, deadly results. In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now.”

To drive the point home, even Zbigniew Brzezinski has admitted, “You know, we started helping the rebels, whatever they are, and they’re certainly not fighting for democracy, given their sponsorship, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as far back as early spring of last year, 2012, without saying it publicly.” He throws in the claim that the people who “we want to win” (i.e. the moderates) are the smallest and weakest faction in Syria.  Apparently, this comes after the fact that the west has invested the summation of its resources into “moderates” to topple Assad. Either we have a case of “failed policy” or a successful destabilization campaign, Nicaragua-Contra style, which seems to be the mostly likely explanation given the facts and geopolitical motivations.

The Solution

All these points together are the problem, not religion. What we in the West must do is realize this and stop funding to Syrian rebels which are clearly counterproductive to regional stability and also stop perpetuating constant media spin. Bashar al Assad is not the issue from the geopolitical vantage point and the Syrian Arab Army commands the popular support in Syria, which is a nationalist and patriotic nation, against the Islamist ranks that have been propped up by the regional Arab powers and the West.  Many of the accusations leveled against Assad as a pretext to forego cooperation and force a change on the ground in favor of US interests by means of military intervention have been found to be based on distortions, false allegations, or hearsay, especially the chemical weapons claims.

Before the US comes before the world to call for “cooperation” and “airstrikes”, let them take responsibility for their actions and come clean on the truth from Libya to Syria. Russia, China and the non-aligned countries who are increasingly aware of the duplicity and imperialism of the west should collectively work to get their governments to pressure the west on this point and raise awareness through alternative media, awareness that will shatter the blinds of corporate media spin. Only then will we be able to genuinely guarantee a secure, multi-polar world order driven by unity in truth against the forces of money and power.

Sam Muhho is a student of history at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and is an advocate of anti-imperialism and anti-globalism. He can be reached at smuhho1@gmail.com

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How To Avoid Being Sent To A FEMA Camp

The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.“

Serenity Prayer

There are certain realities that are transpiring in the world today that none of us has any control over. The only thing that we have control over is our reaction to the events that we have no control over. We live in a world where the majority of our fellow citizens have chosen the life of sheep. It is a life that is devoid of insight, discernment, moral and physical courage.

When the riots begin in Jefferson, you need not fan the flames. Stay home and protect your family by all means necessary. And there is a another lesson to learn be not living in the matrix of evil, you will discover how to avoid being sent to a FEMA camp.

The Common Sense Show: Freeing America One Enslaved Mind At A Time

In my life as life as advocate for fairness and justice,  I used to believe and have as a life’s mission that if I could wake up enough people as to the matrix of evil that we are all living in, that humanity would throw off our collective chains of enslavement and we could conquer evil and establish a more sane system than the world we find ourselves hopelessly trapped inside of.

For years, I have tried to lead a revolution of consciousness which sought to gain momentum and stop evil in its tracks.  I now realize I was embracing a fool’s errand. When we, as a nation, accepted the murder of 53 million innocent Americans since 1972, we spat upon the word of God. When we, as a nation, allowed our leaders to conduct wars of occupation for fun and profit which resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent people,we became accomplices to genocide. When you allow your children to attend a school which teaches third graders about oral sex and condoms, we are preparing our children to inherit a world based upon depravity and abject satanically inspired evil.

Focus on Changing the Things You Can Change

The longer that I am engaged in the fight against evil, the more I begin to see the wisdom of the Bible.  Galatians 5:1 states that “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”  I have the peace of mind to know that I do not live in the matrix of evil and I am not blinded by the trappings of this life. I will never submit despite the fact evil dominates the halls of Congress, the White House.  I am reminded by the media on a daily basis about  just how fun evil is.

I have forsaken the belief that I can change the world. All I can do is to save my soul and share my observations and experiences with a few other people in the hope that we can help each other reach a higher level of spiritual existence. For example, we all know that violence begets nothing but violence. No matter how justified or how unjust the killing of a 18 year old boy may be in Ferguson, MO., your violence will not change what has happened. Your participation under the encouragement of  the agents of antagonism which have been sent to Ferguson in order whip up the people into a riotous mentality of senseless violence, serves nobody but the evil intentions of those presently in power. These agents of evil seek to promote a civil war and they seek to divide and conquer us along racial lines, so that they can enact their martial law plans which involves the activation of the FEMA camps that I have written and documented so many times. Make no mistake about it, Ferguson is not its own end. It is the means to an end which ends in our total enslavement.

To all black, white, brown and yellow people, evil seeks to divide us and use as their instrument of terror civil unrest based upon racism and unwarranted fear. All we have to do is sit at home and say no this insanity in order for this to go away. As the Jefferson verdict is announced, sit by your door with your shotgun, in order to keep evil out, but do not feed evil by entering the streets. And while you are sitting at home today, pray for peace and for the discernment of the people in order that they will  not be used by the thugs that have been sent to agitate. There is power in collective prayer. Today is the day we can take a stand against evil by refusing to participate.

How to Avoid Being Sent To a FEMA Camp

                                       
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said that “Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence”  Do you want to stay out of a FEMA detention camp? Then stay off the streets in Ferguson or wherever ACORN, the New Black Panthers and the Agents Provocateur from DHS are attempting to wreak their havoc. If we stay off of the streets in places like Ferguson, then there are no riots, there is no martial law, there are no roundups and the camps will sit empty and nobody has to die,at least not today.

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We do live in a time that the FEMA camps are indeed being activated. This is a time that Solzhenitsyn lived through as he and so many others were taken to the Soviet Gulag. After being incarcerated, Solzhenitsyn lamented that they should have fought back in their homes as the KGB came to claim their freedom. He once said “that if we could have make them wonder if they were going home to their families, we might have stopped the insanity”. When they do come for you, resisting in your doorway provides you with a better fate than what lies on the other side of the barbed wire.

Conclusion

Acceptance is about taking charge of the direction of our lives and making conscious decisions to not be taken off of the path that God has planned for us. We are not cursed, we are not victims of life, and no one is punishing us. We simply cannot stop evil, only the Second Coming of Christ can accomplish that goal. Acceptance is the recognition that our souls have been placed here by the Almighty to learn specific lessons. How to deal with evil is one of these lessons. We can only control our reaction to evil by refusing to participate in the evil and then resist with everything you have when evil comes looking for you in your home. For if you do these things, you need never worry about being sent to a  FEMA camp. More importantly, if you do these things, you will not lose your soul.

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Hagel Warned Of Rogue ‘New World Order’, Now He’s Fired

Prison Planet
by Steve Watson

Also cited war on terror blowback, criticized US foreign policy

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Chuck Hagel has been fired by Obama from his position as Defense Secretary. Hagel, a former GOP Senator, was appointed by Obama in early 2013 and therefore was scheduled to serve for the entirety of Obama’s second term.

Prior to his appointment, Hagel is said to have visited the White House in 2009, and personally warned Obama that he should look out for rogue elements within the Pentagon that were leading a ‘new world order’.

This was not reported on some internet conspiracy forum, it was a leading report published shortly before Hagel’s appointment, by Bob Woodward, an award winning journalist and associate editor with The Washington Post.

According to an account that Hagel gave, he told Obama: “We are at a time where there is a new world order.”

“We don’t control it. You must question everything, every assumption, everything they” — the military and diplomats — “tell you. Any assumption 10 years old is out of date. You need to question our role. You need to question the military. You need to question what are we using the military for.” Hagel is said to have told the President.

The Post report also stated that Hagel warned Obama about becoming “bogged down” in the ongoing war in Afghanistan, saying it would define Obama’s first term. Hagel reportedly later privately questioned the wisdom of sending additional troops to join the conflict.

“If Hagel is confirmed, as appears likely, he and the president will have a large task in navigating this new world order.” The Post report concluded at the time.

It remains to be discovered as to whether or not Hagel attempted to oust the rogue elements within the military industrial complex. The last straw for Hagel, though, may have been comments he made last week during a sit down interview with Charlie Rose at the Pentagon.

During the exchange, Hagel expressed a belief that US military action against ISIS was “indirectly benefiting” the Syrian President Bashar Assad, comments that were sure to have been unwelcome by the powers that be, given its push for airstrikes against the Syrian government last year.

Hagel also said that “The world is damn dangerous,” adding that the US military is unprepared.

Hagel criticized defense budget cuts and stated outright “We won’t have the readiness. We won’t have the capability. We won’t have long-term investments that this institution requires to stay ahead of everybody else, as we have since World War II, with the technological edge, with the ability to continue to recruit and retain the best people.”

Hagel was also critical of US foreign policy, noting that “policies are predicated on historical knowledge and cultural awareness and all that goes into that. Have we made mistakes over a series of many years? Yeah, I think we have. I think anybody would agree to that.”

In short, Hagel is no longer in a job because he alluded to rogue globalist elements within the US military, criticized the long imperial march to war, and admitted to detrimental blowback in the ‘war on terror’. Yeah, that’ll do it.

Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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Putting Differences Aside to Face Common Threat

Strategic Culture
by Andrei AKULOV

On November 19, the United Nations Security Council issued a 2,730-word presidential statement on the growing terror threat focusing on the Islamic State (IS, the former names – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-ISIL) and al-Qaeda affiliates. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop chaired a special meeting of the UNSC to urge strategic international approach to tackling terrorism. The statement is built on the Security Council’s special summit in September which explored ways to combat citizens heading abroad to fight alongside militants in the Middle East. As Ms. Bishop put it, «ISIL and its ilk are an affront to Islam. All of us, including Muslim communities themselves, must do more to negate the violent extremist narratives of terrorists and denounce radical preachers of hate in our midst». She added that every country has an obligation to prevent terrorism. «This statement reaffirms the international community’s unflinching resolve – we must starve terrorist organizations of fighters, funding and legitimacy. We must act decisively and together».

In a unanimous statement the Council stressed the need «to improve the visibility and effectiveness of the UN’s role in countering the spread of violent extremist ideologies that are conducive to terrorism».

True, with its ideas of the Pan-Caliphate and the export of the terrorist war onto other countries’ territories, including the U.S. and Russia, the IS has become a global problem for the world to face. 

The militants of this jihadist movement have already voiced threats towards the U.S., Europe, including Vatican and Rome, the Russian Federation, China, as they are already fighting the rest of Muslim world.

The Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups have further strengthened as a result of glaring blunders committed by the US flawed Middle East policy. American anti-radicals war effort has been a total failure so far with the main US coalition partners being IS main allies initially and still supporting the radicals. Turkey, for instance, has become a jihadist highway. The recruits transit its territory going into Syria with indirect help of the Turkish government which has helped the IS network in its efforts to topple the Syrian government and destroy the Kurdish self-administration. Saudi Arabia and Qatar have promoted the jihadist course. 

The problem now is that the US is unable to deviate from boycotting the Syrian government. It badly needs boots on the ground – a move to be vibrantly opposed by a large part of US voters. 

The only viable option would be to coordinate with the Syrian military, the only force willing to pay the heavy price of fighting tens of thousands of IS and other jihadists. Syria has lost more than 70,000 soldiers fighting mostly the radicals groups since the war started in 2011. No matter that, the US has done everything to reduce the influence of Syria, Iran, Russia and China, which happen to be the most qualified potential partners for the campaign on terror. If it really wants to turn the tide, the US should change its allies to fight terrorism and to join forces with Russia, China, Iran, Syria, the principle country concerned in this war. 

The radical group controls about 30 percent of Syria, which together with the Iraqi area under its control, is a territory as big as Belgium. Now it possesses armed units with up to 90,000 people. This is a military force to reckon with, rigidly structured and fanatically loyal to the leadership. The IS got US weapons left on the battlefield by fleeing Iraqi regular forces. The group has added to its inventory fighters and tactical ballistic missiles and 40 kg of radioactive material captured at Mosul University Laboratory (Iraq) to make real the threat of using dirty bomb contaminating vast areas around. And it also has all major attributes of a state: a caliph, advisers, army, police, jails, governorships, Sharia law, a system of collecting taxes and financial, military material aid form Qatar and radical groups of Persian Gulf and captured oil wells and refineries to export energy. The IS has experts to launch cyberwars, use cutting edge technology and weapons of mass destruction. So far the air strikes launched against the IS have not been effective and inflicted no heavy losses while the coalition has no forces on the ground. The militants learned the art of waging combat actions being bombed by enemy’s aviation.

The IS warriors are merciless, they post decapitations on Internet and make subject to genocide the civilians residing in the areas under their control. Its religious fanaticism, severe discipline and brutality can overshadow anyone, even their ally Al-Qaeda. The ongoing military advance and expanding turf in Iraq has become more obvious, its ambitions to establish a caliphate in the Middle East starts to look like a reachable goal with prospects, perhaps more dim ones, for spreading activities to Europe as well. It is also well financed with about $2 billion at its disposal. 

There are three scenarios for the events to unfold: 

- The creation of caliphate. Iraq would be divided into separate parts like a Shiite state and Iraqi Kurdistan. It would oppose Iran to meet the interests of Persian Gulf monarchies. The Islamists would be preparing for a major war. The first targets are everyone’s guess – nobody is excluded. 

- The war would be continued without stop to grab new lands, including Bagdad and Damascus. It would require more vibrant joint efforts to counter the expansion. 

- The internal divisions may aggravate as resistance gets stronger entailing telling losses. The «caliphate» would be dismemberment into enclaves mired in turf wars turning into the second Somalia – a real headache for world community for years to come. 

All scenarios make it a universal threat. 

The IS uses social networks as platforms for spreading their radical ideas. As it is known, the key audience of the global social networks are young people 14 to 25 years old – those who are most susceptible to this sort of propaganda. This is where the IS recruits its followers and adherents. It seems to have well assessed the efficiency of social networks and other Internet tools, both of which were key in the course of the Arab Spring (and the ensuing Arab riots), which in 2011-2013 led to the change of the old regimes in some of the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. The group recruits well paid IT experts who upload the IS propagandist videos as well as post calls to action and propagandist materials in the global social networks. 

The looming threat of IS and international terrorism for Russia, the U.S., Europe and China seems like it has the potential to bring them closer together. 

Speaking at a ceremony during which he received the credentials of foreign envoys, including John Tefft, the new U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is ready for cooperation with the United States so long as Washington treats Moscow as an equal, respects its interests, and refrains from interfering in its affairs. According to him, «We take the view that Russia and the United States of America bear special responsibility for maintaining international security and stability and combating global threats and challenges. We are ready for practical cooperation with our American partners in all different areas, based on the principles of respect for each other’s interests, equality and non-intervention in domestic affairs».

One day earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the relations between Russia and EU can still improve, «We hope that the «point of no return» has not yet been passed», Lavrov said at a joint session of collegiums of Russian and Belarusian foreign ministries. Lavrov stressed that Russia considers the EU as its major important partner. «We are interested in a progressive development of cooperation on an equal and mutually beneficial basis», he said.

Amid the stand-off over Ukraine the issue never left the agenda. For instance, in late September President Putin discussed with his Security Council working with international partners to take on Islamic State militants. (9)

During a meeting in Paris on October 16, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed cooperation against the group. No matter the differences over Ukraine, Moscow and Washington agreed to increase the exchange of intelligence to better confront the threat of IS. 

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Speaking to the United Nations at the session of 69th General Assembly in late September US President ranked international threats with deadly Ebola virus followed by Russia and the Islamic State only third. It was not only that vision of threats that sounded rather bizarre but also Mr. Obama’s affirmation that the world has become «freer and safer».

The Cold War relationship serves the interest of those who pose global security threats with the IS as the most spectacular example. 

The sanctions war between Russia and the West triggered by the Ukrainian crisis is what puts at stake the global counter-terror efforts. It creates a lose-lose situation. There is no method in the madness of fighting the common threat on parallel independent tracks.

U.S.-Russian interaction against the Islamic State might inspire other countries to do more. It may have the further important benefit of getting Western and Russian officials to lessen the heat and cool it off to some extent. No doubt, tensions are doomed to persist for a long while to come, but the interaction against radical Islamic terrorists might help to turn things around at least a bit. There are a few options here for cooperation of the military agencies and special services ranging from intelligence exchange on IS to exercising influence on the countries affected by the war with the group. Air strikes in state-controlled Syrian territories are fraught with the risk of huge civilian damage as well as destruction of important industrial sites and nuclear facilities. Iran should not be dismissed either. Tehran has already sent a few hundred fighters from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps to Iraq to fight off the IS attacks. Iran’s contribution is a possibility, especially if an agreement is reached on settling Iran’s «nuclear problem» and the Western sanctions are lifted.

The Ukrainian crisis has been detracting from the potential of large coalition including the West and Russia in fighting the IS. Similar to the Ukrainian case, U.S. and Russia top-level bilateral diplomatic talks are necessary on the IS issue as well as the potential resumption of cooperation between the two countries’ agencies on fighting global terrorism, despite the negative general background of current Russian-American relations.

With the Cold War in full swing and ideological differences seemingly an insurmountable hindrance on the way of rapprochement the Soviet block and the West separated human rights and other dividing issues into a basket to launch the détente process. In the heat of Cold War stand-off the US and the Soviet Union signed the Prevention of Incidents at Sea Agreement to be followed by SALT treaties key to the process of curbing the nuclear arms race. The USSR and the US had many problems to face in the days when Reagan and Gorbachev eventually concluded the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement and established the foundation for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which was concluded in 1991. The milestone Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) came into force in 1970, the Helsinki Act made Europe a much safer place in 1975. The original Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was negotiated and concluded during the last years of the Cold War. The disagreements on Ukraine may be put aside with an understanding to agree to disagree while the efforts are joined to accomplish the paramount global security mission. History provides ample evidence it can be done to benefit all and make lose only one – the common enemy. 

Strategic Culture

ISIS Origins Traced to U.S. Prison in Iraq

The New American
by Alex Newman

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In yet another bizarre turn of events surrounding the “Islamic State” terrorist group, the establishment press is now reporting that the organization, sometimes known as ISIS or ISIL, was actually born, radicalized, and nurtured inside an American prison in Iraq dubbed Camp Bucca. According to numerous media reports in recent months, many of the Islamist leaders of the barbaric terror outfit — including its self-styled “caliph,” who goes by the name Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — were held and radicalized in the prison before being released. What it all means or even if it is true remains unclear, especially in light of contradictory reports and sources.

Despite being largely ignored by the establishment press, the key role played by the Obama administration and its allies in building up the “Islamic State,” of course, goes far beyond U.S. government-run prisons that reportedly helped spawn the “Islamic State” and other violent jihadist movements. From providing weapons and funding to ISIS terrorists to creating the conditions on the ground allowing them to succeed, the White House and its Islamic-dictator allies in the region have been indispensable to the “Islamic State” and its brutal campaign to create a “Caliphate” in the Middle East.    

That ISIS boss al-Baghdadi was once a detainee at a U.S. prison camp in Iraq has been widely reported since at least the summer. Still, even on this, conflicting reports and comments from officials have muddied the waters. By June of 2014, multiple media outlets were reporting that al-Baghdadi had been detained in 2005 at Camp Bucca before being released in 2009. Some reports suggest he was a mere farmer swept up in the fog of war who only became radicalized after being rounded up and put in the prison with jihadists.

Other sources, however, suggest Baghdadi, also known by another pseudonym, Abu Duaa, was a radical jihadist involved in torture, kidnapping, and murder before being detained by U.S.-led coalition forces. “Abu Duaa was connected to the intimidation, torture and murder of local civilians in Qaim,” states a 2005 Pentagon document cited in numerous media reports, with Baghdadi being identified as al-Qaeda’s “point man” in the town of Qaim. “He would kidnap individuals or entire families, accuse them, pronounce sentence and then publicly execute them.” Baghdadi was supposedly released from Camp Bucca in 2009.

According to the British state-funded BBC, meanwhile, Baghdadi also appears to have been a jihadist prior to his capture. The man and his associates reportedly created a Sunni militant group dubbed Jamaat Jaysh Ahl al-Sunnah wa-l-Jamaah (JJASJ, or the Army of the Sunni People Group) following the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Baghdadi, who reportedly has a background in Islamic theology, served as chief of the “sharia committee” for the outfit. However, without citing sources, the BBC also reported that he was detained in February of 2004 and released in December of that year as somebody who allegedly did not represent a high-level threat.

Whether Baghdadi was actually released from Camp Bucca in 2004 or 2009 remains unclear. Conflicting establishment media reports and supposed U.S. government sources alternatively report both possibilities as fact. The original source of the claim that Baghdadi and his co-conspirators were in Bucca plotting until 2009 appears to have been an interview with the former commander of the prison, Colonel Kenneth King, who said he remembered Baghdadi. “He was a bad dude, but he wasn’t the worst of the worst,” King told the Daily Beast.

However, Politifact, always eager to defend Obama from his critics, disputed reports that Baghdadi was set free in 2009 on Obama’s watch and tried to discredit pundits who lambasted the U.S. president. “Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Al Badry, also known as ‘Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’ was held as a ‘civilian internee’ by U.S. Forces-Iraq from early February 2004 until early December 2004, when he was released,” the Pentagon told Politifact in statement, contradicting countless media reports and official sources. “He was held at Camp Bucca. A Combined Review and Release Board recommended ‘unconditional release’ of this detainee and he was released from U.S. custody shortly thereafter. We have no record of him being held at any other time.”

One possible explanation for the conflicting reports was provided by U.K. Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Lamb, identified as a former British special forces commander who helped fight al-Qaeda in Iraq during the occupation. “We either arrested or killed a man of that name about half a dozen times, he is like a wraith who keeps reappearing, and I am not sure where fact and fiction meet,” he told the U.K. Telegraph, further muddying the waters. “There are those who want to promote the idea that this man is invincible, when it may actually be several people using the same nom de guerre.” Other analysts have suggested that the reason it is so hard to determine the background of Baghdadi and his fellow jihadists is that they are working with foreign intelligence agencies.

Either way, in recent months, the establishment press has continued to promote the 2009 narrative, suggesting that Camp Bucca birthed and nurtured the terror group known as the “Islamic State” today. “Before their detention, Mr. al-Baghdadi and others were violent radicals, intent on attacking America,” argued Iraq War veteran Andrew Thompson and University of Texas at Austin Professor Jeremi Suri in an opinion piece for the New York Times last month. “Their time in prison deepened their extremism and gave them opportunities to broaden their following.… The prisons became virtual terrorist universities: The hardened radicals were the professors, the other detainees were the students, and the prison authorities played the role of absent custodian.”

The Washington Post also ran with the narrative, featuring a major story this month, headlined “How the Islamic State evolved in an American prison,” that was picked up around the world. The article begins by recounting a mass release of hundreds of prisoners from Camp Bucca in 2009 — 90 percent of whom local Iraqi officials estimated would resume fighting. “The camp now represents an opening chapter in the history of the Islamic State — many of its leaders, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, were incarcerated and probably met there,” the Post reported.

Citing prison commanders, analysts, and troops, the paper said Bucca “provided a unique setting for both prisoner radicalization and inmate collaboration — and was formative in the development of today’s most potent jihadist force.” One former commander of the prison was quoted as saying on Twitter that many officials at Camp Bucca were concerned that they had created a “pressure cooker for extremism.” Apparently detainees were even allowed to run their own sharia courts in the prison, doling out brutal punishments to each other.

In all, as many as 100,000 detainees reportedly went through the prison, ranging from former officials in the relatively secular Saddam Hussein regime to violent Islamists obsessed with waging jihad against forces they consider to be against Islam. The mix of Saddam’s bureaucratic enforcers with radical jihadists was supposedly explosive, with Islamists obtaining organization and military skills while former bureaucrats gained a “purpose” from the jihadists. Former inmates at the prison were quoted as calling it an “al Qaeda school” — the beginning of ISIS.

Of course, much of the establishment media reporting surrounding Camp Bucca as the birthplace of ISIS, whether deliberately or not, serves a number of purposes. For one, it distracts from the something far more explosive — at least a U.S. prison serving as an “al Qaeda school” can be explained away as dumb policy. Far more revealing and important to the discussion, though, is the blatant role of Obama’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition in creating, funding, arming, and training those same jihadist terrorists to overthrow the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. Vice President Joe Biden admitted as much during a recent speech at Harvard.

Whether ISIS leaders did or did not decide to join forces at an American prison camp in Iraq is no longer the primary issue. What matters at this point is that Congress and Obama are still showering weapons and U.S. taxpayer support on violent jihadists — many of whom are either already working for al-Qaeda and ISIS, or likely to follow their comrades and defect to those terror groups in the future. To avoid more calamities in the future, such as the U.S. government-aided rise of both al-Qaeda and ISIS, the American people ought to demand that their elected representatives follow the U.S. Constitution and non-interventionist advice of the Founding Fathers. The consequences of ignoring them are now plain for all to see.

The New American

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