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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Alberta's Great Panderer

Four years ago during the 2015 federal election I suggested that Stephen Harper was basically throwing the election and that Justin Trudeau was the banking elite's favorite and would probably win.
The Conservative Party is a contender but I don't believe Stephen Harper really wants to win. I haven't talked about the Conservatives much in this post and that is for a reason which I will describe here shortly. I anticipate that should the Conservatives not win a majority Stephen Harper will resign his seat and exit politics and probably already has some cushy gig lined up.
Well we now know what that cushy gig was; Stephen Harper went on to create an international investment firm called Harper & Associates and also, in one must imagine his spare time, now chairs an innocent sounding adventure called the International Democrat Union. Along with sitting on the advisory board of Azimuth Capital Management.

Harper's IDU resume reads like a laundry list of U.S. and banker wishes. It's glowing. And then you get to the end.
An ally of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and other multilateral development institutions, Prime Minister Harper sought to amplify the scale and impact of Canada’s contributions to these institutions by involving the private sector in issue-specific campaigns whenever possible.
Suffice to say Harper is part of the globalist system.

In January Harper gave a private talk to investors about Alberta's troubles, of which the remarks were not made public. However a few things in the report caught my eye.
“The reality is that institutional investors have lost confidence in Canada,” according to the CEO of the oil and gas company. “Harper highlighted a list of things making us uncompetitive and things we have to do to attract investment.

Anna Tomala, a spokesperson for Harper, declined to comment on the remarks made at the TD conference. TD Securities spokesperson Lynsey Wynberg also declined to comment because the event was closed to the media.
......
"He's not really seen as an oil patch insider and never was,” said investment banker Rick Peterson, who helps lead energy industry advocacy group Suits and Boots and ran for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada in 2017, in an email to BNN Bloomberg. He was not in attendance at the TD conference.
He's much more on the investment banker side of things.
Some energy investors hoped to learn more about Harper’s views at a private event in Toronto on Monday, ahead of his trip to Chile for meetings with the International Democratic Union (IDU), which he chairs
According to a source who has spent time with Harper in recent months, the negative sentiment around investing in Canada has been echoed to him as he travels around the world for speeches and for work tied to his consulting firm, Harper & Associates.

“He’s been hearing it from other CEOs -- this idea that the cost of doing business in Canada is too high,” according to the source who was not at the TD conference and did not want to be named. “So it wouldn’t be unusual for Harper to express that view privately.”
Suffice to say he and many people around the world are very "invested" in Alberta. But these people have no commitment to Alberta, or our oil & gas, or our people.

So what does this IDU do?
Formed in 1983, the IDU provides a forum in which Parties holding similar beliefs can come together and exchange views on matters of policy and organisational interest, so that they can learn from each other, act together, establish contacts and speak with one strong voice to promote democracy and centre-right policies around the globe. Founder Members of the IDU included Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, then US Vice-President George Bush Sr, Paris Mayor and later President of France Jacques Chirac, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and many other Party Leaders. 
(Ah, yes, George Bush Sr.)
Countries can only develop their full potential if they develop recognising the ideals of liberal democracy, freedom of the individual, and the need for economic growth to be based on individual initiative and free, competitive enterprise economies. The IDU has a clear role in a modern world, where today’s idea in one country is tomorrow’s policy in another
Through the IDU, member Parties can exchange policy ideas, assist each other to win the political argument, and to win elections. There are regular meetings of both the full IDU and its Regional Unions and Organisations. The officers of the IDU are elected at Party Leaders’ Meetings which are held every three or four years. 
At IDU Executive Meetings, briefings are given on local and topical issues, as well as consideration given to applicant parties. Apart from Executive Meetings and meetings of IDU’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, the IDU holds events such as the Young Leaders Forum, plus undertakes fact-finding missions and election observation. A major event is also held every four years to coincide with the Republican Convention, the last one held in September 2012 in Tampa (Florida). 
The IDU also organises campaigning seminars for politicians and party workers. These involve exchanges of information on campaign technology, fund-raising techniques, opinion polling, advertising and campaign organisation. The IDU plays an essential role in enabling like-minded, centre-right parties to share experiences in order to achieve electoral success.
If it seems like the same strategies are being deployed around the world, it's because they are.

Canadian bankers are pretty worried. They're practically pleading as an article put out yesterday would seem to indicate. It's a usual claptrap of all the talking points until you get to the end:
Why did Dodig speak out? If you assume it was primarily because the federal election was over, think again. More likely, it was because the Trans Mountain delay, the flight of foreign energy firms out of Canada, the loss of $30 billion in investments over the past three years, and the global competitive pressures Canada’s banks face every day are taking their toll on the banks’ ability to meet the expectations Canadians have of them —to continue to grow at a strong pace, to increase their dividends annually, to produce well-paying jobs and to help sustain broader economic development in Canada. 
Cost-cutting is now the mantra across Bay Street, especially in capital markets. CIBC reportedly just let go 15 managing directors from its own capital markets division. Such cuts are becoming common, as is the downdraft in salaries and bonuses. This trend is starting to surface more generally, with the October jobs report showing unexpected losses.
Hmm. I wonder if it's the slowing global economy? But we will get to the coming recession in another post.

PLOT TWIST!

This post isn't actually about Stephen Harper. It's about Jason Kenney, Alberta's Great Panderer, Stephen Harper's friend. Conservatives at the 2019 UCP AGM were greeted with a friendly message from their old pal.


Watch the video in full. Notice the language used, starting with the very first sentence: "For our movement here in Alberta [...]". Take note that he follows the UCP line of war against Ottawa and the NDP and blames them for the problems. We campaigned. We this. We that. The UCP is tied to Harper at the hip, and Harper is tied to the international investment community at the hip (which is feeling pretty sad right now) and chairs the IDU which if you remember from above helps win elections, organize campaigns, help with technology, yadda yadda. One might also conclude that could also involve leadership races, especially for a "friend", but I digress..

It's amazing to me however that the UCP was able to merge, organize, and yield such a strong force in less time than the NDP had been in power including a coordinated online presence.

There's been a lot of speculation about what Jason Kenney is really "up to". At least, based on the chatter I see around and on Twitter. For instance one theory I've heard quite frequently is he is gearing to be PM.

I dismissed this theory instantly. Kenney has been parachuted in here to do exactly what Kenney is doing. If he had had federal ambitions he would have been working at building a federal brand. No he was sent here to be the ultra conservative boy. He bought his cowboy hat, blue pickup, and drove across Alberta pandering to the messages he knew (because they've been molded for years) this province would be susceptible to in the same manor a millionaire metrosexual might sing country music.


His message and his mission are not going to sell across Canada. His dismissive arrogant smug fuckwad attitude isn't going to sell across Canada. His constant lies and refusal to address any problem his government is creating aside from blaming the NDP isn't going to sell across Canada. But they sure as fuck do in Alberta, especially when aided by his pals in Rebel Media where as we discussed in the last post has the cultists convinced that by supporting the UCP they're fighting the globalists and the "attack on Alberta". Keep in mind this is the same Rebel Media Hammish Marshall came from to go on to join the CPC to run their campaign. Harper's other project. Think maybe some people are being manipulated?

Kenney's messaging at this point is war. Everything is war.
"The enemy would no longer be Ottawa". The enemy? Kenney of course never comes out in force with such extreme language, playing it cool, but his messengers sure do and  their supporters eat it up. A constant war footing. One war, on to the next, and the next, and the next. There will not be a point in time where the UCP isn't at war with.. something, during their term. Their legitimacy and support depends on it.

Here's another one, in the National fucking Post no less, by Rex Murphy that Kenney recently did an interview with:
The greatest contribution to Alberta’s downturn, the flight of much of its capital, and the low morale in the industry generally, has been the continuous and furious assault the province, its oil industry, and Fort McMurray in particular, have endured for well over a decade. The globalist international movement of apocalyptic climate change has marked Alberta and its oilsands as its chosen target and symbol. There has never been so concentrated and focused an attack on any industry or project that equals in scale the relentless, propagandist denigration of the Alberta oilsands and the town of Fort McMurray.
There it is again, right in the National fucking Post: "globalist international movement".



Speed creates its own momentum. It also makes it harder for the opponents of reform to obstruct it- Jason Kenney
I also have to assume that when Jason Kenney takes his time it's done on purpose as well. One of Kenney's first acts in office was to grant corporations a tax cut long before his budget or blue ribbon panel. Husky got an immediate return this year from that of $233 million and then turned tail and left. It's not like it was a secret that Husky was reducing spending and putting everything into cash flow and stock buybacks either they had announced this was their plan back in May.. On May 28th in fact... That's the day the corporate tax cut bill was introduced! That's weird.

Stock buybacks are accelerating everywhere.
But why did buybacks just soar to an all time high? After all, isn't it naive and foollish to launch a record stock repurchase program with the S&P at all time highs? Well, no, when the one paying for it is the greatest fool of all - the yield-starved corporate bond investor. Recall that September saw a record monthly corporate bond issuance, with some $434 billion in bonds sold globally, $5 billion more than the previous all time high of March 2017.
Hmm. Helps corporate bond investors huh?

Kenney has been moving a lot of money around in his short time in office, most recently changing the management of teachers pensions to AIMCo along with worker's comp emergency funds and funds managed for AHS. It pretty well doubled the fund whos investments are quite localized.
If AIMCo were to take a greater interest in supporting the province’s fossil fuel industry — something that Kenney has neither endorsed nor ruled out — it would create a “double jeopardy” situation for Alberta retirees, Ambachtsheer said, as both contributions and returns would be dependent on the health of the same industry. 
An enhanced AIMCo would almost certainly also have to address its lack of geographical diversification.
I'll say. Especially given the CPP already relies on oil & gas companies overshooting their climate targets.

It's reasonable to assume exactly where that cash is going to go, the global economy just "recovered" from a liquidity crisis. None of this is going to translate to jobs, that's not where any of this is heading. No where close to the exodus of jobs already begun. Halliburton is closing up shop since starting in Alberta in 1926. 1926. Nearly a fucking century.

Now, one really has to wonder.. why now? Why under Kenney? He just passed the new tax break, we've got a war room, everything is supposed to be improving. Why wouldn't a company with the capital of Halliburton if so upset with the state of Alberta under Notley why wouldn't they leave under Notley? The exodus is a strangely orderly rush for the exits, company after company, one by one. And long after enough time has been given to factor in the UCP's benefits to them.

My belief is the rich know Alberta is toast. It was after all the Harper government that predicted Alberta's oil sector would be weighed down by it's labour, and costs. In effect predicting the layoffs that were yet to come. Today Jason Kenney accused Moody's of "buying into the European political agenda", which to his base may as well just say "globalist agenda". It might sound good to them but I highly doubt it's going to provide much confidence to investors, like isn't that supposedly where his investment banker expert spent $45,000 to drum up some investment? Maybe, just maybe, investor confidence isn't why he's here. Jason Kenney is not working for the people of Alberta, I'll leave you, dear reader, to ponder who he is working for.


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Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for CenturyLink

Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hellberta Strikes Back: WEXIT, Wolf, and War Rooms! OH MY!

Canadian Trends has, for the moment, returned. Why? Because I'm an Albertan and the provincial government has effectively declared war on the people. They've declared war on me and anyone else who doesn't think Alberta should bend over for big oil. The current government, formed from the UCP party, is the most insidious group of fuckwads I've ever seen in Alberta. They are taking advantage of an economic mess their prior incarnation left to loot this province for everything it has remaining while standing behind the oil workers that government had left out to dry, and for which the NDP has taken the fall.

It's been over two years since this blog has posted, I'm pretty sure the only readers left are the Russian bots that spam my comments. But I might as well add my voice to the cacophony, where else can one go to read them called fuckwads anyway? (Serious question, answer in the comments).

Albertans, somehow, figured the NDP could not only maintain an economic boom during an oil price bust but also somehow figured they could correct the past mistakes of the 44 year PC dynasty, all while running a surplus budget, in 4 years, from a position of deficits and deflation. Anything less is apparently failure despite a huge series of successes.

But we're not here to dwell on the past, no now we're in the present, where the government has constructed a $30,000,000 per year "war room" free from pesky things like "accountability" to go after Alberta's (read: the oil industries') enemies. This is all being covered for by claiming that there are "foreign special interests" attacking us, based on solely the work of Vivian Krause.

Lying fuckwads.

The Krause Conspiracy (which is how this blog is going to refer to it as here after) is a convenient excuse for job losses that were in the cards years before the NDP, pipeline or no pipeline. The anger was inevitable, the conspiracy directs it away from those responsible: the oil companies and the conservative governments driving the boom which failed to prepare and transition the workers, and on to a vague "globalist agenda" rationalized by the Krause Conspiracy and an obsession with George Soros.

The right-wing in Canada, but particularly the west, has latched on to a heavily distorted version of the globalists, beyond even that pushed by Alex Jones. This seems to be lead by The Rebel in which they name Woodrow Wilson as the "O.G." of the globalists.

I seriously LOLd in my mouth.

Also among the "top globalists" is.. Justin Trudeau. Of course. Omitted from their list is Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff, conveniently, who has actually attended a Bilderberg meeting. So did PC Premier Alison Redford, and Brad Wall. Both unmentioned. This is because in the version of the globalists being pushed by the Rebel and Canada's new right-wing, the globalists are no longer the force behind major banks, and international institutions and energy companies. The globalists are "the left", the UN and the environmental movements. This message is essential to provide justification for the deep green conspiracy, beyond the flimsy surface of the Krause Conspiracy.

Here is an example:

Daniel Summers was the PPC candidate in the 2019 federal election for Edmonton-Manning
I actually like Greta. Do you know why? She called out the infinite growth ponzi scheme:
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
What's more anti-globalist than pointing out the major fallacy of the entire international monetary charade? The ponzi scheme we put next to the "job creators" on a pedestal above our own survival? Meanwhile we debate and justify why rich people need enough money to buy their own pedo island.

Do the real globalists latch on to causes? Of course they do. Which is why I would watch out for Mark Carney and any proposed solutions coming from the financial institutions. But the hijacking of a cause does not invalidate the cause.

Jason Kenney, whos fuckwad UCP party gave Rebel Media a booth at their AGM, is using the emotional turmoil of the people of Alberta to push these half baked conspiracies and direct the anger away from his government as he implements the agenda. Nothing he is doing, or will do, will provide the average Albertan relief. This is all a setup for the rich to gut what remains before the peasants figure it out. Albertans must be kept in a constant war against, well, anything it seems. Especially each other.

A war between Albertans may be unavoidable though and the seed's planted, The Rebel's (and now the government's) cult followers have for years been instructed that information sourced from outside the sphere of the new right-wing media is all "liberal biased"; which is frankly laughable given the outright activism The Rebel engages in on behalf of Conservative political causes. Increasingly they're becoming isolated within their own echo chamber resulting in a major division in their perception of the world.

This perception has lead to a reincarnation of WEXIT: The idea that Alberta, being at the center of the Krause Conspiracy and hated by the rest of Canada, never getting a "fair deal" in equalization and probably some other nonsense, can possibly separate. The WEXIT platform is a joke (and their website is annoying to navigate), but perception of reality has become so distorted that they actually believe it could work and it's popular enough, being boosted by the usual suspects of course, that it's "mainstream" to discuss (jokingly or not).
And then we have Matt Wolf the government's new $194,253 twitter troll and the endless army of "issue managers" the fuckwads have working for them. Their job in this endeavor is to keep the faith of the base. Their messages are not designed to explain, or convert, they are designed to feed the base what they want: war. They're not stupid, they know blaming the NDP and repeating the same tired lies over and over and over again isn't going to win hearts and minds. It isn't supposed to.

The UCP fuckwads want their base focused on being kings, rather than being free.



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Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The time for silence

Trump.

"Russia".

Clinton.

"Democracy".

Logical discussion, and the capacity for it to be heard is now gone and with it any real chance the people have had. For the moment those of us with critical thoughts, that haven't been fooled by the grandest circus the world has ever seen, have lost. The U.S. establishment is rewriting history right under your nose, right as you read this. As each moment passes the "evil" becomes "eviler", and the "good" becomes "gooder", for no good reason at all.

Of course all of this is just a show put on 24/7 for you dear reader. From Trump "talking politics with Bill" just prior to launching his campaign,
Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men. 
Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape
Clinton’s personal office in New York confirmed that the call occurred in late May, but an aide to Clinton said the 2016 race was never specifically discussed and that it was only a casual chat. 
The talk with Clinton — the spouse of the Democratic presidential front-runner and one of his party’s preeminent political strategists — came just weeks before Trump jumped into the GOP race and surged to the front of the crowded Republican field
The revelation of the call comes as many Republicans have begun criticizing Trump for his ties to Democrats, including past financial donations to the Clintons and their charitable foundation.
and then of course to Wikileaks revealed that the Clintons had the DNC (thru the media) elevate Trump, supposedly to "help Clinton".

Yet despite the fact that everyone was played, that the entire facade of democracy was proven to be a lie, that the establishment had their dicks out and were basically smacking the entire fucking population's foreheads with their ball sacks, despite all that... "democracy". The circus that was the 2016 election never stopped. I mean for fucks sake, I turn on the TV during the election and what do I see on ABC news?
THIS FUCKING GUY. A reporter, reporting from an empty pub in Russia. Pretending like.. the Russians are going wild. THE GOD DAMN THING IS EMPTY! Gee, do ya think they are preparing to set you up with some bullshit? DING DING DING. You guessed right.

And that is how daft the people have become, that a reporter can go to Russia, go to a nearly empty pub, claim it's "pro Trump", and people actually believe it.

The U.S. and it's establishment elite have plenty of ties to Russia. Such as this one.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well. 
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock. 
At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show.
Of course at the top, for the power elite, they are all up each others' asses anyway. They all have each others' number. Their bullshit competitions and acting for the peasants are exactly that and nothing more. Why? so you stay out of their way pointing your finger at "the other team" while real business gets done that doesn't really concern you. When the opinion of the establishment sinks so low no one is buying their bullshit anymore they send in the clowns. Trump, the clown. Now suddenly, they have regained control of the message. Now suddenly everything "status quo" is good, and everything "anti-establishment" is Trump. And even better "Russia".

That's right the "alt-right" are now stooges of the "alt-left", you know.. the communists? You all do remember that Russia was (and is still implied when western media wants to portray them that way) communist right? That's why they were evil? Not.. "alt-right"? But here-in lies the magic of the major propagandized historic rewrite currently underway, FACTS DON'T MATTER! And with this grand lie comes the groundwork to re-frame anyone, and anything however they want. The middle east? Russia's fault! Blackwater? Totally evil Trump and not good ol' Dick Cheney that robotic scoundrel. Everyone at the top is connected, they all have ties to everything, by exposing some and hiding others they can spin any assortment of "teams" they want to accomplish the real strategic goals.

I mean it sure is convenient that Russia has "declared war" (by, even if they were behind it - which they probably weren't, exposing the truth behind the massive U.S. propaganda machine behind election manipulation so let's keep in mind it's not actually you know "hacking the election" as is so fondly repeated on your favorite brainwashing channel) when the U.S. had already put in so much effort just in case such a thing happened!

Muslim ban? Go ahead and talk about how fucking tolerant and amazing you are and don't bother to take note that the 7 (now 6) countries on "the list" are the same countries the U.S. has been, or has wanting to have been bombing into oblivion for the entire "war on terror". There are now 16 year olds walking around that have grown up in the post-9/11 hyper propagandized "war on terror" threat alert world. People, whose countries have been at war, against an enemy they never see, FOR THEIR ENTIRE LIFE.

It's justified places like this. Remember that? That's not Donald Trump, that's Barack Obama. That's George W. Bush. That's Bill fucking Clinton. The time to fight the encroachment of the police state, of the surveillance state, of the deep state, was then. Not now. OH, you finally just noticed? TV listening in on you? Laptop cam watching you? Phone eavsdropping on you? Cameras face scanning you? Police GPSing you? Hillary Clinton, and Justin Trudeau, with their fake "pro-feminist" act sure as hell are not going to do anything about that.

CSIS failed to give updates on data spying: privacy commissioner

Not a damn thing.

The propaganda effort making this all a reality, and a possibility, is now in full swing. Critical thought, criticism of the system or the banking system, All of this is now being associated to Donald Trump, and by extension to Russia. As I wrote about previously prior to the election, Donald Trump is the clown gifted to those who question the system. Not Ron Paul, who was excluded by the RNC much in the way the DNC excluded Bernie, a real challenger to the system. No, fucking Donald Trump. With all of the old warhawks and propaganda clowns coming out of the woodwork, calling for war, this spells bad news for critical thinkers. The playing field is too hectic for rational discourse to break thru and I fear that we have now entered the territory where saying "the wrong thing" could quite possibly lead to something as ridiculous as treason. I suggest being careful, Orwell's 1984 is here and you never know... your TV just might be listening.


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Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Qatar - Turkey Pipeline Story

Originally posted as a Twitter moment by Hector Morenco. I have converted the Twitter posts into a structured post for better reading, and for later reference. [I have also corrected several typos made in the original tweets]



Soon the world will discover HRC & Obama are at the center of the Syrian conflict, profited from the Clinton foundation, & ignored ISIS.

Qatar & Saudis donated to the Clinton foundation while HRC was Sec. State. In exchange for the donations, the CIA was sent to Syria (2011). CIA was behind a staged Arab spring uprising to attempt to topple Assad, because he was blocking the Qatar/Turkey pipeline plan.

The "FSA" Free Syrian Army was composed of (7) CIA operatives. This group was responsible for the 07/31/11 massacre of 95 people in Hama. The FSA, was orchestrated by the CIA at the request of Obama and HRC at the request of Qatar in exchange for Clinton foundation donations.

AMBO Stevens was was working on exposing the Free Syrian Army plot info when HRC planned a purposeful attack on his embassy killing him.

Emails on HRC's private server confirm these tragic events, and Obama & HRC thought they could pardon each other after the election. Little did Obama/HRC realize that an auto-sync feature between Huma & Weiner inadvertently saved the deleted emails on Weiner's machine.

These bombshells will be confirmed by Wikileaks/Dikileaks soon, but maybe not before the election. The volume of hacked material is massive. This high level heist leaving millions dead is also why HRC wants to assassinate Assange & why Obama sent Kerry to Ecuador. Now its too late.

If HRC wins then Obama & the Clinton's will pull off the largest heist in the history of the world. That's how important this election is.

Russia also cut a deal with Assad to allow an alternative Iran pipeline to go through Syria in exchange for favorable OPEC votes & cash. The Democrats were so irritated for being played by the Iranians and Russians that they now want to reignite the cold war against Russia.

The larger story is how many insiders fighting for insiders there are. All of the MSM is getting a piece of the action from Obama/HRC. Trump in many ways is a sideshow to the brazen criminality & size & scope of the Obama admin & Clinton's corruption enterprise.

When Trump talks about "Draining the Swamp" he is right, & has risked his life going against the entire world's corrupt power structure.


That was Hector's series of tweets, there was an additional one in which Hector says: "ISIS formed by accident, and spiraled out of control but also provided cover for the Obama/HRC agenda of laudering bribes for the pipeline."

I just want to provide a few additional thoughts as obviously I have been talking about this for a long time and I disagree on a couple points Hector mentions (I don't believe he is being inaccurate purposefully).

First, ISIS definitely did not form by accident. The U.S. surely knew ISIS would be the result as the Council on Foreign Relations wrote back in 2012 that I often quote:
Al-Qaeda is not sacrificing its "martyrs" in Syria merely to overthrow Assad. Liberation of the Syrian people is a bonus, but the main aim is to create an Islamist state in all or part of the country. Failing that, they hope to at least establish a strategic base for the organization's remnants across the border in Iraq, and create a regional headquarters where mujahideen can enjoy a safe haven. If al-Qaeda continues to play an increasingly important role in the rebellion, then a post-Assad government will be indebted to the tribes and regions allied to the Jabhat. Failing to honor the Jabhat's future requests, assuming Assad falls, could see a continuation of conflict in Syria. 
Thus far, Washington seems reluctant to weigh heavily into this issue. In May 2012, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly accepted al-Qaeda's presence in Syria (Guardian). And in July, the State Department's counterterrorism chief, Daniel Benjamin, rather incredulously suggested that the United States will simply ask the FSA to reject al-Qaeda. The unspoken political calculation among policymakers is to get rid of Assad first—weakening Iran's position in the region—and then deal with al-Qaeda later.
Remember how that article opens:
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.
A new article put out by Nafeez Ahmed goes into the funding and creation of ISIS from the words of the Turkish police chief in charge of protecting ISIS "rebels":
A former senior counter-terrorism official in Turkey has blown the whistle on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s deliberate sponsorship of the Islamic State (ISIS) as a geopolitical tool to expand Turkey’s regional influence and sideline his political opponents at home. 
Ahmet Sait Yayla was Chief of the Counter-Terrorism and Operations Division of Turkish National Police between 2010 and 2012, before becoming Chief of the Public Order and Crime Prevention Division until 2014. Previously, he had worked in the Counter-Terrorism and Operations Division as a mid-level manager for his entire 20-year police tenure, before becoming Chief of Police in Ankara and Sanliurfa. 
In interviews with INSURGE intelligence, Yayla exclusively revealed that he had personally witnessed evidence of high-level Turkish state sponsorship of ISIS during his police career, which eventually led him to resign. He decided to become a whistleblower after Erdogan’s authoritarian crackdown following the failed military coup in July. This is the first time that the former counter-terrorism chief has spoken on the record to reveal what he knows about Turkish government aid to Islamist terror groups.
That's no accident, however I do agree with Hector they spiraled out of control which is why NATO is currently trying to herd them all back into Syria where they are supposed to be. Of course the existence, funding, arming of ISIS is far beyond what's important for Turkey, this is about what's important for NATO. Turkey is in a key position and is required for the Qatar pipeline.

So let me just remind you of the chain of events here: The west, failing to get public support for intervention in Syria, creates ISIS instead. ISIS provides the public opinion needed for intervention in Syria and provides a standing army against Assad as the FSA just wasn't up to the task.

The other part I disagree on is that Clinton & Obama are at the center of the controversy. While it's true that given current operations they would be at the center, this as Michael C. Ruppert so accurately discussed in the Truth & Lies of 9/11 is truly just a continuation of the Grand Chessboard.

No wonder the Washington Post is now trying to push the idea that "getting rid of ISIS will make the Middle East worse", eh?



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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UPDATE-2: Peeling the onion of propaganda

In the last post in the 'Thing Break Down' series we briefly explored why I think the U.S. election is a complete fraud. It was really all I could stomach writing at the time, but there will be a part 4 which will explore beyond the election into what an empire that breaks down looks like.

However, while I prepare that content a recent Twitter exchange has inspired me to go a bit deeper into the propaganda being deployed against an unsuspecting western populace that is at the moment obsessed with despising Donald Trump.

The fact that someone with as despicable a character as Donald Trump is running in this election should be raising a few eyebrows, and I am convinced it is no coincidence. People hate Donald Trump, absolutely hate him, with a passion. This is a hugely emotional response and I believe that the status-quo is milking that for all it's worth. When you despise someone you are not inclined to listen to evidence that may defend them, you will be inclined to believe anything and everything you hear about them because why not right? Even if it's not true so what? It's not like you'd care.

You should care though, that attitude of not critically examining incoming information even if it may oppose your emotional viewpoint provides the groundwork to layer other lies on top of it that may support nefarious agendas.

The latest propaganda to further efforts of war with Russia comes from Newsweek and the last paragraph really caught my eye as it truly reveals the intention of the article. It's not about Donald Trump at all, it's about Russia, U.S. interests and.. Israel?. Let's take a look.
For now, though, Americans should be outraged. This totalitarian regime, engaged in what are arguably war crimes in Syria to protect its government puppet, is working to upend a democracy to the benefit of an American candidate who uttered positive comments just Sunday about the Kremlin's campaign on behalf of Bashar al-Assad. Trump’s arguments were an incomprehensible explication of the complex Syrian situation, which put him right on the side of the Iranians and Syrians, who are fighting to preserve the government that is the primary conduit of weapons used against Israel.
 Very last paragraph, the author throws everything and the kitchen sink at you. Observe the language being used, the claims being made. "regime", "working to upend democracy". Much as Chris Martenson wrote in his extremely important MUST READ post on the propaganda strategy being deployed here you'd have to forget everything that has happened in the last 5 years to believe this. I'd bet that if much of this propaganda wasn't riding on the hatred of Donald Trump people wouldn't believe it.

But fuckin' Donald Trump, Am I right?

After the Newsweek article had already gained popular support the Washington Post, and The Intercept have come out with information that counters, or at least demonstrates that Donald Trump wasn't "fed the information from the Kremlin" much as the author would have you believe and that it's likely that Sputnik having realized their mistake and misinterpretation of the email removed it. The only one still running with this farce is Newsweek, but that's enough to trigger the mob (herd?) mentality needed to sew the idea that evil Russia is bein' all aggressive again.

The Trump-Putin link that wasn’t
But Sputnik either misread or misrepresented the contents of the email. The original makes clear that Blumenthal was passing along a news article — from Newsweek, by Eichenwald — and not sharing his own thoughts. (In fact, the original email suggests that Blumenthal was passing along the article because it mentions himself, if for no other reason.) This isn't a “falsification” of the email, as Eichenwald puts it, since the email is there in the batch. In the most charitable interpretation, it's a sloppy misreading of it. 
At about 6 p.m. Eastern, Trump was scheduled to take the stage at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. During his speech, he pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket and said, “This just came out a little while ago.” The “this” appears to have been the alleged confession by Blumenthal that was misreported by Sputnik. The crowd, as Eichenwald notes, began to boo Hillary Clinton. 
How could Trump have gotten that? He could have gotten a secret message from a KGB agent posing as a hot dog vendor in the rally arena, the two surreptitiously meeting after Trump gave the appropriate hand signal. Or maybe one of his allies, who follows Sputnik, saw the article and was like, “Hey, Donald, check this out.”
Read that Newsweek article and observe how the author insults Russia. He calls their hackers stupid, their plans stupid, like they're a bunch of fools bumbling around despite the fact that none of the claims of Russian involvement have been proven and the stupid Russians have been quite effective of halting U.S. ambitions in Syria with nearly surgical precision while the U.S. has struggled to keep their bullshit story consistent. If you need a history lesson in what has lead to the situation with Russia and Syria I'll let the Council on Foreign Relations explain it to you again (from the time before the "ISIS" narrative took hold):
Al-Qaeda is not sacrificing its "martyrs" in Syria merely to overthrow Assad. Liberation of the Syrian people is a bonus, but the main aim is to create an Islamist state in all or part of the country. Failing that, they hope to at least establish a strategic base for the organization's remnants across the border in Iraq, and create a regional headquarters where mujahideen can enjoy a safe haven. If al-Qaeda continues to play an increasingly important role in the rebellion, then a post-Assad government will be indebted to the tribes and regions allied to the Jabhat. Failing to honor the Jabhat's future requests, assuming Assad falls, could see a continuation of conflict in Syria. 
Thus far, Washington seems reluctant to weigh heavily into this issue. In May 2012, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly accepted al-Qaeda's presence in Syria (Guardian). And in July, the State Department's counterterrorism chief, Daniel Benjamin, rather incredulously suggested that the United States will simply ask the FSA to reject al-Qaeda. The unspoken political calculation among policymakers is to get rid of Assad first—weakening Iran's position in the region—and then deal with al-Qaeda later.
Remember that? Trump's statement that "Assad is fighting ISIS" is 100% accurate. Russia is also fighting ISIS. There is only one actor in this theatre of war that isn't fighting ISIS, and that's the U.S. and Putin takes every opportunity to point this out. There is a reason why Russian media relations have been so successful in the last few years and that is because their propaganda has a much stronger grounding in truth while the west's is sloppy and inconsistent and relies on irrational emotional drivers, like the hatred of Trump, to ensure nobody stops and thinks too hard about what it is they are being told.

Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again

But fuckin' Donald Trump, Am I right?

You see, the U.S. doesn't have the truth on it's side regarding Russia, or Syria, what it does have however is that disgusting lump Donald Trump who is an expert actor whose best character just happens to be Donald Trump. And there is nothing Donald Trump loves to do better than play up Donald Trump. A person no one likes and says a lot of bullshit with a little bit of truth mixed in but it is these aspects of truth which the U.S. is attempting to associate with Donald Trump. Discredit Trump, and you discredit everything he has ever said, true or not. You see how that works?

This is why I said it should be no surprise that the U.S. state department is trying to tie Trump to Russia, because the anti-establishment views he is expressing are also now being tied to Russia. Suddenly now if you speak out against U.S. actions in Syria you must be a "Russian sympathizer", yadda yadda, even if you were saying the same things 4 years ago that you are today long before Russia's involvement, long before ISIS, long before "chemical weapons", or failing to convince the American people it's in their best interest to overthrow Assad. The U.S. story has changed so much over the last 5 years you'd almost think it's a different war. It's not.

The same motivations driving the war then, drive it now. The U.S. is still violating international law by operating in Syria. The U.S. is still supporting terrorists to overthrow Assad. Israel is still utilizing the war to expand their territory and cement their position in the Golan Heights - also against international law. None of this has changed.





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Monday, October 10, 2016

Things Break Down - Part 3

We've finally arrived. I now feel I have enough information to provide my opinion on this "election", and frankly it's not good. The political divisiveness has reached hysterical levels and based on what I'm seeing, this entire thing is fraud.

I don't mean a fraud in the sense that there are two shitty candidates running in an election, I mean this is a straight up fraud, a Hollywood production, it's entertainment and not even good entertainment at that.

During tonight's episode of political Jerry Springer, while the audience waited for Clinton's expected knockout blow to Trump - much as the world awaited Wikileaks knockout blow to Clinton only to be equally disappointed - a large number of lies and propaganda were slipped into the conversation regarding U.S. foreign policy but with the various lewd comments, sexual assault accusations, and other "issues" front and center of this "debate" it would be understandable if you missed that.

Recently Chris Martenson put out an extremely important publication regarding clear propagandizing of the western nations, particularly the US, in preparation for a war with Russia. He compares it to the same propaganda techniques used to gain social license for the invasion of Iraq. He points out talking points and phrases you can expect to hear a lot more of many of which were featured in tonight's "debate" the few times real policies actually came up. These phrases and keywords were not injected by the candidates, but by the moderators, asking questions based on the lies regarding Syria, and Russia repeated in every western newspaper about the "humanitarian crisis" in Aleppo. The candidates of course play along, answering these questions with additional lies. The answers have to be lies, as the only truthful response would be to correct the person asking the question regarding the historical context of Syria. A historical context that since Russia's invitation into syria the west has been trying to rewrite.

They've done a good job and repeat "Russian aggression" so often that people I know, who should know better, believe it. To go hand in hand with this the U.S. state department has without evidence of course tied "Russia" to the DNC hacks, and it should be no surprise that Russia is being tied to Trump too.

Lets stand back and take a look at what you're really voting for. On the one side you have Hillary Clinton, the front(wo)man for the status-quo. You're not really just voting for Clinton though are you? Behind her stand all of the other shitty presidents and members of the status-quo and architects of the financial and military quagmire the west has been drawn in to (when did the opinion of George W. Bush start to mean something to 'progressives'?). She doesn't represent the Democrats, she represents a continuation of exactly everything that has already been done.

On the other hand you have Donald Trump, a complete buffoon that says a lot of lewd remarks, inbetween other sensible statements like regarding the low-interest ponzi-conomy and the Federal Reserve. Statements that echo the likes of Ron Paul or Jill Stein. The anti-establishment viewpoint. There are a lot of people these days with anti-establishment viewpoints and isn't it interesting that they've been provided such a useless mascot to represent them? A mascot that just happens to be getting tied to Russia at the same time the U.S. is trying to start a war with Russia? And where does this leave your dear voter? Between Trump and a hard place.

Is it even a real election if the entire status quo everyone ever voted for ever is all sitting under the same umbrella, thus providing a default mandate to continue doing exactly what they've been doing while giving you this guy for the opposition and barring the third party candidates from the debates? Isn't it interesting how the media has people convinced Jill Stein or Gary Johnson is too crazy, or too stupid to debate against the likes of Trump, and Clinton? Surely with Trump running Stein couldn't possibly be "too crazy" to debate, could she? And yet much of the mainstream talk simply dismisses her based on some misquoted hyperbole about vaccines. How convenient.


Isn't it interesting how all of the GOP powerbrokers now backing Clinton were "helpless" to stop his rise? And why was that, because Trump has money? They have more. But what's more interesting is that they all know each other. Trump talks frequently about golfing with Clinton, and yet somehow some of these obviously easy to obtain recordings which would have easily vetted him out just couldn't be found? All of these guys who have business dealings just weren't around? All of these people now coming out against his character just weren't around? The big money resources of the GOP just couldn't find anything huh? You have to be in a complete state of cognitive dissonance to believe the GOP story about the rise of Trump, they had unlimited resources to stop him they weren't helpless and yet, they didn't. One can only conclude they never wanted to stop his rise in the first place.

I see a lot of talk of the U.S. becoming a fascist state if you vote for this candidate, or that candidate. The hyperbole is equal on both sides. I have a different theory: the U.S. is already a fascist state and this is exactly the type of election such a fascist state would run. A race that isn't really a race at all, a race where at the end of the day the population is left with no alternative but to vote for the fascist policies that have been active for nearly 2 decades now, and of course war with Russia.

The emotional exchanges those observing this election are being drawn into are intended, as so long as you are emotional you are not thinking critically. When you're not thinking critically you are much easier to influence, your defenses are down and you can have your opinion formed by carefully planted suggestion.

I think I've made my point, if you have any specific questions comment below.

I called this post 'things break down', and what you are observing this "presidentual race" is what happens when an empire starts to break down. Fascism is already here. War is already here. If you're concerned about these things and think that voting one way or the other will make a difference then you haven't been paying attention to the events unfolding while you've been distracted by the presidential reality show.



When you don't control your government...




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Thursday, October 6, 2016

USA's Day of Reckoning

USA's Day Of Reckoning - Hidden Secrets Of Money  Episode 7 - Mike Maloney


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