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Kremlin Not Sure Nazi regime Warned Russian Army of Attack on Kuntar

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The Kremlin is uncertain if Nazi regime had warned the Russian military of its operation in Syria, because the mechanism of information exchange links the two countries’ general staffs, TASS reported on Monday.

“I cannot say for certain,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “There is a working mechanism of information exchanges between the general staffs. It is the military who should be addressed with this question and asked if there had been any prior notifications on that score.”

Hezbollah said on Sunday that Nazi war planes carried out a raid in the Jermana suburb of Damascus, aiming to eliminate Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese fighter hero renowned for anti-Nazi stand.

The Hezbollah statement also accused the Nazi regime of causing casualties among Syrian civilians without additional details. Several western sources suggested there were other Hezbollah ranking staff with Kuntar in the building that was hit by Nazi rocket fire.

Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi pinned the killing on the Nazi regime, telling Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television that “Israel was interested in the man’s death more than anybody else.” Al-Zoubi did not say why the Nazi regime wanted Kuntar dead, but nevertheless emphasized that the Syrian government ”condemned the terrorist attack against Jermana, which resulted in the death of civilians and Arab fighter Kuntar.”

Syria’s television channel Al-Ikhbariyah said the Nazi regime war planes rocketed one of the buildings in Jermana, known to be Kuntar’s home. Kuntar was freed from Nazi Gestapo camp in 2008 in return for the bodies of two Nazi solders held by Hezbollah.

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Senior Hamas Official Salah al-Arouri Quits Istanbul

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Senior Hamas terrorist Salah al-Arouri has left Istanbul “voluntarily,” allegedly as part of deal to strengthen Turkish ties with the Nazi regime of I$raHell.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

Senior Hamas official Salah al-Arouri has left Istanbul as part of a deal to rebuild ties between Turkey and the Nazi regime. It is believed he is heading either to Qatar or Lebanon.

Al-Arouri was one of the founders of the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of Hamas. He served 15 years in Nazi camp before he was expelled to Syria; in 2012, he fled to Turkey when the Syrian office of Hamas shut down.

The Hamas operative was also the main player responsible for the abduction and murder of three Nazi Jewish yeshiva in the illegal Jewish Nazi settlement Gush Etzion in June 2014. That attack ignited a series of conflicts that led to Nazi Holocaust in Gaza.

The departure of al-Arouri from Turkey was agreed upon between Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Zionist puppet Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a meeting on Saturday.

Incoming Gestapo ‘Mossad director Nazi Yossi Cohen met last Thursday in Zurich together with Nazi and Turkish contacts to firm up normalization of ties between the two countries. During those talks it was reportedly agreed ambassadors for the two nations would return to their respective offices. In addition, it was allegedly agreed that the Nazi regime would establish a compensation fund for the families of those who were killed by the Nazi army in the 2010 Mavi Marmara in return, Turkey would abandon any and all other claims regarding the case.

But in a statement that followed the meeting, the prime minister’s office stressed that the “understandings” still remained to be signed. A spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling (AK) Justice and Development Party said much the same thing in a statement on Sunday.

One of the unfinished issues between the two sides is Turkey’s loyalty to Hamas, and Erdogan’s unwillingness to close the offices of the group. Another is the unwillingness of Nazi regime to remove its blockade of Hamas-run Gaza.

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Untold history of Finland: Fascist origins, Russophobia and today’s anti-Muslim hysteria

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Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS (5. SS-Panzer-Division “Wiking”) in Tampere, Finland, 1943

The pen has been used to fix what the sword has ripped to shreds in our history.

– J.K Paasikivi

Every state that participated in the Second World War has written its history in support of national unity, with its narratives eliminating certain facts and emphasizing silence over controversial and ‘unpleasant things’. This has resulted in the patriotic, religious and quasi-scientific mythologization of war events, and fomented a hysterical attitude towards anyone who disagrees with the official narratives. Today we are in a situation where those unpleasant things are unconsciously avoided because openly confronting them causes fear, anxiety and uncertainty.

A specific interpretation of history, in which absolute evil and blame for the war is projected onto the adversary, even decades later, becomes, for most people, ‘how it was always so’. Conversely, ‘absolute good’ is measured by good deeds on behalf of the constituted authorities of the motherland, and done in the name of liberal-individualist ‘freedom and democracy’. Such a black-and-white ‘division of values’ has no place for self-criticism, compassion/forgiveness, or openness to new ideas.

In Finland, we have been so strongly raised (conditioned) in this “patriotic” (i.e. non-questioning) way that even the slightest hint that our war-time leaders bear some responsibility for the war invites accusations of heresy and evokes strong emotional resistance in most, along with pronounced cognitive dissonance.

Selective memory theories and the Separate War Thesis

Finnish historian Heikki Ylikangas wrote, in Mitä on historia – ja millaista sen tutkiminen (‘What is history and how is it researched’), about the factors hindering renewal of historical narratives, not least the control of research by policy-makers. Commenting on the 1939-1940 Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland, he wrote:

Even today, contemporary policy-makers limit the picture of the political background behind the Winter War. The hand of the clock that measures the progress of research on this issue is stuck in place. It is stuck at the point where Tanner, Ryti and Mannerheim penned their words on the matter. From the perspective of historical research by the amateurs of like mind in this field, and from the point of view of strongly biased people in legal research, a historical picture of the political background of the Winter War was constructed, which continues to be almost fully in force.

This is a very common problem in the writing of history. The closer the personal ties historians have with a topic, the more critical we should be about what they say. A classic example is the great effect Cicero and his writings have had in shaping today’s perception of Julius Caesar: Many historians have ignored the fact that they were political rivals, which makes Cicero a very questionable source when building an objective portrait of Caesar. Ask yourself, would future societies get a realistic description of Russian President Vladimir Putin by only using American politicians and Western media as sources, or the fifth column of Russian ‘opposition’ leaders?

With this in mind, let us examine a generally accepted historical narrative from the Second World War: the Finnish ‘Separate War Thesis’ (Erillissotateesi). Finland and Nazi Germany fought together against the Soviet Union. In Finland this war is called The Continuation War(Jatkosota), which commenced in the summer of 1941, after the Winter War had ended. This invasion formed part of Operation Barbarossa on the Eastern Front, which set the course of the Second World War between the Axis and Allied powers.

Barbarossa comprised the largest ever series of battles. The Nazis, approximately 4 million strong and spread from Finland to Romania, stormed towards the Soviet Union. In Russia, this war is remembered as the Great Patriotic War. By enduring attempts to conquer Leningrad (in which Finland participated indirectly through Operation Brazil), Moscow and Stalingrad, the Soviet Union suffered gargantuan losses (27 million Russians were killed) but finally managed to crush Nazi Germany. Germany’s defeat became clear at the end of the Battle of Stalingrad in February 1943. Two years later, Germany finally surrendered. Meanwhile, Germany’s allies began rewriting their history.

When catastrophic defeat on the Eastern Front was becoming increasingly clear, Erillissotateesi or ‘The Separate War Thesis’ was invented to help the Finnish government distance itself from Germany. A biased and politically-distorted interpretation of events, the Separate War Thesis sought to prove that the German and Finnish wars against the Soviet Union were separate and independent of each other within the Second World War as a whole. While this thesis is today, more or less, abandoned by most academic researchers and experts, political rhetoric and public opinion relies on them more strongly than ever. Professor Markku Jokisipilä wrote in his book Sodan totuudet (‘Truths of War’):

During the last 15 years a constantly intensified effort to make Finland’s war years 100 percent right and of high moral standards has produced an almost monolithic, unrealistic and positive picture. Even the grey area of international politics is no longer recognized in this picture at all, not to mention a dark side. As Professor Henrik Meinander has stated, “it is almost as if the collapse of the Soviet Union has released the Finnish people from considering the war years self-critically.”

Lack of self-criticism is clearly reflected in poll-results. For example, according to the Continuation War survey conducted by MTV News, 61% of Finns felt that Finland had been in a “Separate War” and only 16% considered Finland and Nazi Germany to have been allies. Among Finns, therefore, there is a crushing single-mindedness that Finland was not an ally of Germany, but rather a state that participated in a ‘separate war’. Why is that, even though the facts are there for all to see? The researchers interviewed by MTV said:

The popularity of this so-called Separate War Thesis, according to Finnish historian Jenni Kirves, stems from the teaching of history. It has been based on a separate war and this is very deeply entrenched in the Finnish mind. After the war, shame followed when the reality of Hitler’s Germany dawned on the general public. It seems repulsive to think that the Finns would have been an ally of Nazi Germany. After the Second World War, with Germany’s defeat and the revealing of the Third Reich’s atrocities, Germany’s reputation collapsed.

So the ‘Separate War Thesis’ basically quibbles that Finland de jure was not allied with Nazi Germany, and has proven to be one of Finland’s coping mechanisms for ending up on the wrong side of history. It has also given meaning to the absurdity of war, placing emphasis on Finland’s “lack of real options”, as it was “between a rock and a hard place”. It is true that Finland was (and still is) in a very awkward position geopolitically, hampering its pursuit of neutrality in relation to Russia. Nevertheless, the Finnish leadership made choices that, when viewed retrospectively, weakens confidence in its claim to have preferred a policy of neutrality. There were also ideological reasons for aligning with Hitler; the extreme right in Finland resonated strongly with Nazi Germany.

There is no escaping the fact that Germany attacked Russia through Finland, and delivered war materiel to the invading troops, and was therefore ade facto ally. Among the former Axis states seeking to clean their reputation, Finland is not exceptional in this regard. Each of Germany’s partners have distanced themselves from the Third Reich’s atrocities.

A younger generation of scholars have revealed a lot of new information about the relationship between Finland and Nazi Germany. Researcher Oula Silvennoinen has called for the complete rejection of the Separate War Thesis, arguing at the Presidential Forum organized by the President of Finland Tarja Halonen that the security services in both countries co-operated to a much stronger degree than previously thought:

The Einsatzkommando Finnland‘s most important task was the implementation of ideological cleansing in Murmansk, guidelines for which had been agreed with the [Finnish] State Police. Since progress in the northernmost part of the Eastern Front remained modest, Einsatzkommando Finnland’s main task consisted of sifting out ideological and racial enemies from among the prisoners of war. The State Police, in conjunction with the German Security Police, also made preparations for the invasion of Leningrad. This joint security operation meant the search for, and destruction of, active communists, council officers, members of the educated class and Jews.

There was another key Finnish part played in this dark drama. Management of Prisoner of War Prison Camp Number 3 in Ruokolahti collected ‘suspected active Communist prisoners of war’ from other Finnish POW camps. By autumn 1942, the department in tasked with prisoner transfers had delivered a total of 520 suspects into the hands of Einsatzkommando Finnland. All surviving sources suggest that the fate of these prisoners was a quick execution.

The Finnish security services did not engage in a ‘Separate War’, but rather in an ideological war of exterminationalongside Nazi Germany. The basis of cooperation was radical anti-Communism. Through the Finns, Jewish prisoners of war also ended up in the hands of Einsatzkommando Finnland.

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“Finland was not an ally, but had a separate war”

The Finnish military leadership had ideological connections – and contacts – with Nazi Germany, through the German education system and comradeship stemming from Germany’s involvement in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. Bolshevism served as a unifying ideological enemy. Additionally, cultural and academic leaders like V.A. Koskenniemi, Yrjö Kilpinen, Olavi Paavolainen, Maila Talvio, Heikki Klemetti, Rolf Nevanlinna, Emil Öhmann, Mika Waltari, Jalmari Jäntti, Wäinö Aaltonen, Eino Jutikkala, Bernhard Wuolle and Kaarle Sanfrid Laurila were strongly pro-German. In Kolmannen valtakunnan vieraat (‘Guests of the Third Reich’), Markku Jokisipilä and Janne Könönen list Finnish leaders that were under the sphere of German influence, not least among them C.G.E Marshal Mannerheim:

When considering who was the main driving force behind foreign policy in Finland, Marshal Mannerheim stands above all others. He was, as a foreign policy leader, many times weightier an actor in his formal position than the chairman of the defense council. His opinions were closely listened to in military and right-wing circles, and also by those in government and the foreign ministry.Not even in the 1930s would it have been possible for the government to conduct foreign policy that Mannerheim would have objected to, nevermind during the war years. In the 1930s, Mannerheim gave his support to German-mindedness by, for example, participating in the 1918 Finnish-German ‘brothers-in-arms’ memorial ceremonies, regularly going to the German embassy, discussing with major German visitors to the country, as well as maintaining his own personal relationships with German officials – above all, with Hermann Goering. Most importantly, his extensive ‘covet’ military-security network was allowed to pursue its own pro-German diplomacy, which often competed with the public government position.

Mannerheim probably was not, however, a genuine Nazi, nor a Hitler sympathizer, but rather a cold tactician, who chose the best path of self-interest. In a letter he wrote to his sister, Eva Mannerheim, in 1939, he describes how the peoples of Europe have been made slaves of the Third Reich, and that “we complained about Russian repression here and are angry about it, but it is only child’s play compared to Adolf’s, his chief Himmler and their helpers. We are facing the end of the world.” His realization came too late to do anything about it. Just a few years earlier, Mannerheim had said of Hitler that “it is always nice to see a man, who puts acts before speaking rather than wasting his time on fruitless conferences“.

Mannerheim gave different versions of his motives to different people, depending on their position and the direction unfolding events took. It seems that he played ‘multi-board chess’, wanting to keep Finland’s options open. One of Mannerheim’s motives can be clearly highlighted; the desire to fight for “White Russia”, that is, on behalf of the old empire. He strongly despised Bolshevism. In a speech he gave in 1920 following the White Guards’ liberation of Tampere and Rautu, Mannerheim described the Finnish Civil War as a struggle between absolute good and evil:

White Guards! Old Medes tales tell of the battle between Ormuzd, the god of light, and Ahriman, the god of darkness. When Ormuzd gives sunshine and rain, so Ahriman brings darkness and frost, as well as the desert winds. When Ormuzd tries to protect the people and lead them to the path of truth and purity, so Ahriman lies in wait for a chance to seduce them to the path of human debauchery and falsehood. This battle between light and darkness is as old as mankind.

When you achieved victory in Tampere through bloody sacrifice two years ago, it was not only a great victory, but also a resolution of fighting between two world views. When you you fought on behalf of religion, the fatherland and home, religion was used as an unheard of object of ridicule and reproach from the side of your adversary, who does not recognize the fatherland, and not even home. When you attempt to gather all the citizens for common work for the benefit of the beloved fatherland, then the other side instigates hatred between different ethnic groups. When you consider having a job as a blessing, your adversary considers it a crime.These two world views can not agree, a bridge cannot be built between them.

In Mein Kampf, Hitler also identified Bolshevism as the ideological enemy of Germany, so the two leaders clearly shared a common enemy. Early Bolshevik Russia was certainly a horror story in itself, and Finland’s birth as an independent nation during that turmoil could only happen thanks to imperial Germany. But by later aligning Finland with Nazi Germany, was Mannerheim blinded by the earlier ideological confrontation with Bolshevism?

Be that as it may, time has treated the public image of Mannerheim exceptionally (and maybe even suspiciously) well; he has been made a mythical, superhuman character in Finnish history, which is why examining Mannerheim’s actions and motives from a critical point of view is considered, to this day, to be a somewhat reprehensible position.

The years before the Winter War was an era of nationalism in which the left was politically marginalized and the right dominated the Finnish political field. Accordingly, much radical thinking was accommodated in the military and political hierarchy, as well as in national movements. Loudly conforming with Nazi Germany clearly had an impact on relations between Finland and the Soviet Union: after Germany, Japan and Poland,Moscow saw Finland as the next most aggressive state. Visits with military representatives and close relations with Germany throughout the 1930s certainly did not nothing to weaken this impression.

It is a historical fact that Finland opened its gates to the Third Reich. This truth has petrified our nation’s spiritual climate, leaving it in a kind of no-man’s-land, where ownership of this historical fact is not recognized by anyone, and everyone hopes it will just disappear through silence. This absence of confronting the past limits the nation’s ability to foresee the future.

Silence has led to the depolitization of the Finnish SS-voluntary movement, whose connections with the German SS have been obscured. In 1983 a monument to commemorate members of the Waffen-SS Finnish volunteers corps was set up in Helsinki at the Hietaniemi cemetery. In probably no other European country would it have been possible to set up a public memorial in honor of the infamous elite Nazi army combatants, who were responsible for countless atrocities during the war. Oula Silvennoinen explains in Luvattu maa (‘Promised Land’) the Waffen-SS troops’ operating principles:

The Waffen-SS was simply the SS’s military wing, and its members were required to be enlightened and reliable National Socialists in just the same way. Foreign recruitment, of which the SS began from 1940 onward, does not change the idea in principle. Foreign volunteers were trained in the same way to be sympathetic to National Socialist Germany and loyal drivers of “Germanic ideology” in their home countries. The Waffen-SS and its foreign volunteers were not isolated from the National Socialist regime’s engine of terror. On the contrary. As the Waffen-SS were required to be a politically aware and well-informed group, it was normal practice to reuse its members, for example, convalescents, for tasks in the concentration camp system. There was no fundamental difference between the Waffen-SS and the rest of the SS. The Waffen-SS members were political soldiers.

The memorial to the fallen Finnish Nazi Waffen-SS troops erected in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki in 1983.

Rejection of the Separate War Thesis in political and social debates at every level could do good for Finnish spiritual well-being. It would encourage us to look at our past honestly and to understand that our own leaders also have made poor decisions that had an impact on the course of the war. This does not mean that we should accept the injustices that occurred in the Soviet Union, but that as a nation we could release the war trauma that is passed from one generation to the next, that still today affects our ability to interpret current events and recognize our role in them.

Greater Finland Ideology and the Extreme Right

The notion of “Greater Finland” holds, for various historic, linguistic, and ethnic reasons, that particular areas outside the country’s eastern borders ‘belong’ to Finland. Those supporting this tribal ideology believe that the areas of Eastern Karelia and the Kola peninsula belong to Finland. At times this ideology included Estonia, Ingria (Inkeri) and Finnmark (Ruija). Although less common, the most ambitious dream places the eastern border of Greater Finland in the Ural Mountains. This ‘ideology’, if we can call it that, is based on a late 19th century national romanticism, termed ‘Karelianism‘. Kalevala, the most significant national epic of Finnish folklore, inspired the glorification of Karelia by artists, writers, and composers in all cultural circles. Very few actually visited eastern Karelia, and those who did often found a strange culture with a strongly Russianized population who spoke in a language that was very difficult to understand. The experienced soldiers of the Finnish Jägers and other military volunteers of theKindred Nations Wars (1918-1922) noticed the same thing after attempting to liberate eastern Karelia from Bolshevik control and bring the area under Finnish influence.

During the Finnish Civil War, Mannerheim, then top military chief of the ‘White’ side in the conflict, infused the German-backed White soldiers with the Greater Finland ethos in his famous Sword Oath speech:

“I will not sheath my sword before law and order reigns in the land, before all fortresses are in our hands, before the last soldier and thug of Lenin is driven not only from Finland, but from the White Sea of Karelia as well.”

Mannerheim planned to invade Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) with a volunteer army, however this failed due to lack of support from the Finnish government. From 1920-1930 Finland supported Russian ‘White’ emigrants and other anti-revolution resistance groups. From these Finnish bases, several terrorist attacks were conducted in Russian territory, in both Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Finnish security officials including the Central Police and General Staff Intelligence often turned a blind eye to these actions or even assisted in carrying them out together with the British intelligence agency SIS (MI6). Due to the geographic location, Finland was a strategic passageway for underground anti-Soviet combat groups. The newly published book by Aleksi Mainio, The Nest of Terrorists (Terroristien pesä) explores the happenings and actors in detail during this time. According to a review by the newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat:

“The main findings of the book show how repeatedly and profusely Finland promoted the Russian counter-revolution. With permission from Finnish authorities, the eastern border in the area of the Karelian Isthmus was often crossed to carry out bombings, murders, and sabotage. Often these groups experienced humiliating losses.

Contrary to what has been thought, Finland was not a terrorism-free zone in the decade from 1920-30, and the Finns were not “particularly immune to the philosophy of bombs and assassinations”.

At the same time, from the ashes of the civil war, and the unsuccessful ‘kindred nations war’, in which Finns raided parts of Russia where Baltic Finns lived, arose nationalistic organizations aspiring to ‘Greater Finland’, such as the Academic Karelia Society (Akateeminen Karjala-Seura, AKS), Independence Union (Itsenäisyyden Liitto, IL) and the later Patriotic People’s Movement (Isänmaallinen Kansanliike, IKL). The socialist version of the Greater Finland movement led an insignificant historical existence as ‘red’ leftist groups were completely marginalized in Finland, and could not compete with ‘white’ right-wing nationalism.

The Greater Finland geographic division was to be formed via the so-called tri-isthmus border of Viena, Karelian Aunus, and the Kuola peninsula – according to the article by Geographer Väinö Auer “Upcoming Finland from an Economic Geographical Perspective” (Tuleva Suomi talousmaantieteellisenä kokonaisuutena, Terra, 1941)

From the 1920s onward, the Greater Finland ideology became strongly personalized by Elias Simojoki, a member of parliament, ordained priest, and the founding member of the Academic Karelia Society. His writings and speeches were frothing displays of anger and bitterness, containing a mix of nationalism, racism, and religious fanaticism. As part of its propaganda, the nationalistic organizations of the Lapua movement, IKL, and IKS openly spread anti-Russian hate speech (“ryssäviha”). One of the main objectives of this propaganda was the militarization of the youth, as can be seen in a 1938 speech by Simojoki from the parliamentary speaker’s podium: “Our battlefield is the soul of the Finnish youth“.

These nationalistic organizations were able to operate freely, which was not a surprise as most of the members of AKS were officers in the Finnish armed forces. Simojoki’s schizoidal/psychopathic mental state came through in his speeches. An example is from this excerpt of an article titled ‘Hatred of the Ruskies’, published in the Helsinki University student newspaper Ylioppilaslehti (issue 5, 1923):

Finnish students! Within you, the hope of this country, a miraculous patriotism – a great patriotism – excitement and love has awakened. Join us in the forefront also in hatred! Our fatherland does not need those kinds of lovers who do not know how to hate. If you wish to be great in love, then you must be great in hate. The more passionately a citizen loves his country, the more bitter his hatred toward the enemy. Oh how beautiful is the Finnish student in love, but even more beautiful in hate.

Therefore in the name of glory and freedom let our motto resound: Hate and Love! Death to the Ruskies, whatever their colour may be. In the name of the shed blood of our forefathers, death to those destroyers and rapists of our homes, our close ones, and our fatherland; death to the shatterers of the Kaleva tribe, the polluters of the Finnish people. In the name of the lost glory and the future greatness of Finland: Death to the Ruskies!

How was this kind of hate speech regarded? The prevalence of a ‘Greater Finland’ mentality can be deduced from the published text of the Finnish popular magazine Suomen Kuvalehti (23.8.1941), in which we read:

Russians under the leadership of a civilized nation could be a very good weapon of war as first-class colonial troops would be gained for the use of keeping Russian regions in check. Likewise a prime and cheap labor force would be achieved, provided that the whip is used frequently, and rigorous / merciless discipline is kept.

In addition, fascist operations were given support and approval among some military officers. For example, in 1931 Generals Hagford, Runolinna, and Strann recorded the political agenda of the ‘Association of the Soldiers of the Independence War’ (Vapaussodan Rintamamiesten Liitto), which Mannerheim himself later acknowledged to have read:

“Enthusiasm towards matters of Karelia is to be maintained and supported as part of the propaganda mechanisms of AKS. Contact must be kept with the leadership of Karelia in the midst of the refugees. With the help of newspaper propaganda and speeches, hatred towards the Ruskies is to be maintained and incited in all possible ways, along with carrying out terrorist acts to provoke the threat of war. Propaganda must be created for the benefit of the ideology of Greater Finland. The situation and the developments across the border must be monitored both militarily and politically.

Terrorism, war provocation, and the incitment of hatred towards Russians: this is the core of Finland’s “patriotic” organizations laid bare, and all with the blessings of the highest military officers. When the objectives of these nationalists are examined, it is not difficult to understand how deeply “Ruskie hatred” has been rooted in Finns’ souls. Politician Eino Yliruusi wrote about the political dimensions behind these nationalist groups, and what they were used for, in his 1945 book The Guilty Ones of the War and Finnish War Politics (‘Sotasyylliset ja Suomen sotapolitiikka’):

The university student youth who took part in the military invasions into Karelia founded the organization called the Academic Karelia Society (AKS). They established themselves as leaders of the ultra-nationalistic Greater Finland propaganda against the Soviet Union. Above all, AKS took care of the political upbringing of the university youth and turned it into a politically indiscriminate group lacking any independence – a group inspired only by the zealous ultra-nationationalism of the Greater Finland ideology. Under the spell of the Greater Finland ideology they [AKS-members/sympathizers] have been led to also support ideas of unconstitutional dictatorship, because it was understood that during normal conditions the general population never gives their support to war of conquest.

In this way the AKS formed to become the nurturer of both Italian fascism and German Nazism, as well an agent to larger circles. Already from the beginning stages a very solid connection was formed with Nazi Germany. In parallel with the Nazi dream of world domination, the imaginings of a Greater Finland ripened to new life. Increasingly, even in the public eye, the thoughts born from fanatic brains were seeded to militarily shift the border to the Urals.

As far as there was any common sense behind these ideas at all, it was imagined that everything was possible with the help of Germany. In this way AKS and its academic youth were completely driven into the lap of Nazi Germany as their humble and weak-willed servants in both domestic and foreign politics. It can be mentioned that in 1930 when the Nazis won a landslide victory and went from a small party of 12 to 107 representatives, at the same time the Nazi-like Lapua movement gained significant attention as it attempted by non-parliamentary means to take over the whole government [in Finland]. But this ultra-nationalist dictatorial movement would never have formed into any kind of real danger to our internal democracy nor to our foreign relations,had it not been for those wholly imprudent and irresponsible powerful capitalist circles financing and supporting this movement. These elitist groups gathered for themselves a huge amount of wealth during the gulag period following the World War.

At the same time all of this was going on, the warmongering and revolutionary right-wing began to water down our democratic and parliamentary state organization. Degree by degree the most important citizen freedoms such as the press, gathering, association, and freedom of speech were removed. Simultaneously the criminal code and regulations around treason were widened to include almost all actions of opposition parties, and could be explained away as “supporting the act of treason”, as the letter of the law was written.

All of this activity was deliberate preparation for war and revolution. It was feared that at a critical moment some party might start to openly oppose the plans for war and make its declaration very questionable, and therefore a coup d’état was prepared.However, a formal coup was not needed, as all parties submitted in a common understanding to support and drive the plans of the right-wing chambers of Nazi-fascists. Militarization started already in 1935 when the Department of Defense accepted a procurement program of 1.65 billion marks. A few years later at the suggestion of the Social Democratic Party leader, the budget was increased to 1.9 billion, for a total of 3.5 billion marks worth of equipment. In addition, the permanent military department expenditures rapidly increased over a few years, doubling itself from 500 million to 1 billion.

Yliruusi was an experienced politician and his writing supports the view that among those with power in Finland were an extreme nationalistic clique who sought open conflict with the Soviet Union, in complete contradiction to the narrative that Finland was ‘a victim of Stalin’. Among ordinary Finns, the Greater Finland ideology did not receive strong support, but this ideology received high visibility because the loudest supporters were from the top echelon of culture, politics and business life. This radical movement is partly responsible for the fate of the dead and traumatized veterans of the wars.

What can we learn from history?

War is madness. It creates a social state in which citizens’ hysteria completely rules their behavior. Parties driving for peace are alienated and regarded with suspicion, requiring each member of society to either adapt or perish. Orwell’s words, “war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength”: this double-think does not allow room for shades between black and white. There is only “us” and “them”.

War creates space for psychopaths to exercise their innate impulse to control and dominate normal people, and the situation in Finland was unexceptional in this regard. Prisoners of war, and other prisoners, were killed, with abandon, in prison and labor campsAtrocities were carried out, people starved by famine, and documentation of the deeds were later destroyed. Of 67,000 prisoners of war, nearly 20,000 died. People were placed in “protective custody” for their political opinions, and the probability of being branded a dissident significantly increased as WW2 approached. Researcher Sari Näre relates in her book Ruma Sota (‘Ugly War’):

The pre-war period created strict standards for allowable thinking and different viewpoints from it meant the risk of being denounced, even with treason. A law called ‘the protection of the republic’ came into force at the beginning of the Winter War, the purpose of which was to prevent agitation and sabotage against the state. By some estimates, one in five Finnish adults were in the secret police registry in 1940, some half a million citizens.

During the war, Mannerheim-established concentration camps were brought into use. There were in total 14 concentration camps in Eastern Karelia. The mortality rate in these conditions was very high. Forced into the camps were “anti-national material“, “politically unreliable” national and non-national individuals in the military-occupied areas, as well as any Finnish people “whose freedom would not be considered desirable.” The camps reached a peak of 24,000 prisoners, mostly elderly and children. An estimated 4,600-8,000 people died. Later the name concentration camps was changed to ‘migrant camps’ in order to make the connection with their Nazi equivalents less obvious.

Petrozavodsk concentration camp. Picture from 1944, taken one day after the Finns had retreated. The plaque reads: “Accessing the camp and socializing through the fence forbidden under threat of being shot.”

Today, a nationalist renaissance is rampant in Finland. Previously-dormant extreme right-wing activists have awoken, and old fascist organizationsare being reactivated, emboldened now by the global anti-Muslim hysteria of anti-immigration. Daily Russophobic propaganda in the media has nurtured Finnish enthusiasm for war to the highest level in Europe. In both cases, the nation’s fears are being directed to emerging contrived ‘external threats’, Muslims and Russians.

The activation of the extreme right in Finland also has been noticed in Russia:

The Russian Federation’s Security Council secretary Nikolai Patrushev, said, according to news agency TASS on Thursday, that Finland has seen the activation of nationalist and revenge seeking organizations. According to him, they increase their influence in Karelia with the help of Russian NGOs.

According to University of Jyväskylä researcher Tommi Kotonen, Finland currently has a favorable atmosphere for extreme right-wing thinking: “We have, to some extent, a stronger nationalist tradition, which makes right-wing extremist thinking more acceptable.” Greater Finland ideology is one explanatory factor behind this neo-nationalism. On the surface, fascist ideologies were silenced after the war, but their remnants have been hiding in the national subconscious, waiting for a new and better time. You can see this in the fact that war veterans are considerably more generous in admitting their own mistakes, than the following generations. As researcher Oula Silvennoinen says (related to the contents of his book Salaiset aseveljet – or Secret Brothers In Arms):

“From not one veteran have I received nothing other than positive feedback. The relationship to war by the generation after them seems to be more difficult. They look [to the matter] to defend the honor of the veterans. Those experienced in war have not criticized the research. They know what it was like then.”

Veterans know that war is ugly, but the new generations with diminished understanding often mythologize the past, which opens the door to pathological thinking.

A sudden increase in asylum seekers has increased support for the nationalists, and it is seen in the increase in protests. During a recent protest in Lahti, a man dressed in a hooded Ku Klux Klan outfit was seen, and a bus transporting families with children was shot at with fireworks. In Kouvola, Red Cross workers, journalists and security guards were pelted with stones and a Molotov cocktail. In connection with a demonstration in Helsinki, the re-establishment of the fascist Lapua movement was announced. In Kemi, the Soldiers of Odin neo-Nazi group, at least some of whose members were involved in a stabbing in Jyväskylä with the analogous Finnish Resistance Movement (called Suomen Vastarintaliikke or SVL), has started an independent street patrol with an active force of approximately 50 “to improve people’s sense of security.” The irony of this situation is that for years Islamophobes have fear-mongered that immigration will lead to stone-throwing, fires, people cloaked from head to toe, and radical movements. Well, all that is here now, and it’s coming from white Finns, not immigrant Muslims.

Finland’s most famous anti-immigration politician, MEP Jussi Halla-aho (PS), has proposed the construction of a “village of barracks” for refugees, in which living standards should be kept at a minimum in order to be remove “unhealthy attraction factors”. According to Halla-aho, applicants should remain in the village as long as the asylum application is being processed. Last year, the average processing time for asylum applications was about half a year.Such extreme views undoubtedly resonate in today’s Finland, strongly than ever. The economic situation continues to deteriorate and the government has implemented strong austerity measures. Immigrants and refugees are easy scapegoats for people. Writing about the immigration debate, a lawyer, Saku Timonen, describes the situation on his blog:

If anyone, besides a believer in democracy and human worth, is afraid of anything, then it is certainly this country’s government. It fears for its own position. It is afraid of its own people. A right-wing government makes unprecedented cuts to the poor, low-income, families with children, and against civilization, and consolidates their own ranks by allowing political violence. Actually, the government incites violence by requiring us to understand the political terror [against immigrants].

The government’s proclaimed working party without socialism [True Finns party] has eaten all of its election promises. It has nothing to appeal for other than support for its opposition to immigration, and it has zealously stuck to this. It accepts any kind of cuts, as long as the supporting goons can kick refugees and put them into camps. The other two parties allow this, so that the final redistribution of wealth to the rich is realized under the cover of this noise.

This country has changed itself, in just a few months, into a travesty. Racist rampage is a demonstration that is not being condemned. Attacks against aid workers is seen as an expression of fear. Proposals for concentration camps are held to be just ‘sensible discussion’. Who do you think will be put into these camps when the supply of refugees is exhausted? The weaker portion of society? Those ‘tolerants’ [a term used in Finland for people who have sympathy for refugees] who oppose government, who in their tolerance are downright intolerant and therefore a danger to society?

In recent years nationalism has gained a foothold in the political arena, resulting in new parties and raising the True Finns party to the second largest political party with a number of “immigration-critical” politicians. In addition to the recent furore caused by Olli Immonen, for example, the current defense minister, the True Finns’ Jussi Niinistö has a right-wing radical background. According to journalist Kai Byman, “in the early 1990s he was in a close relationship with the Kansallinen Kulttuuririntama or KKR (National Cultural Front) organization, characterized as extreme right-wing. Niinistö wrote an article for the Valkoinen Rintama (White Front) magazine, and knew intimately the National Cultural Front’s founder, Jukka I. Mattila.” In the summer of 2011, Niinistö demanded that Karelia be ‘returned’ to Finland. Now, this same person is responsible for Finland’s security policy relations with Russia.

Jussi Niinistö has described the spread of Russia-hatred by AKS-founder Elias Simojoki in glowing terms: “In my view, the historical significance of Elias Simojoki was specifically to awaken motivation for Finland’s national defense during the Winter War […] Elias Simojoki was one factor behind the Winter War miracle.” The Finnish Defence Minister believes that Simojoki was, therefore, a defense motivator. However, to the reader of Simojoki’s psychopathic writings it should be clear that he drove the Greater Finland ideology and incited a specifically offensive mentality towards Russians that lasted for decades.

Elias Simojoki, famous russophobic writer and fascist.

Russophobia-fueled tabloids have done a sterling job in Finland. Last year, according to one Gallup poll, a record 40% of respondents believed that Russia is to be feared. This number has doubled in four years. When this is combined with the urge to grab arms, for defense of course, you can see how Finns are easy to manipulate into making bad foreign policy decisions, like joining NATO. But then, Finland opened its doors to the Third Reich, so why not the ‘Fourth’ American one?

Both Russians and Muslims are the scapegoats for many different social problems, which are ultimately caused by deep structural problems in the global economic system. Few can see what kind of danger is hidden behind this, especially if the economic situation continues to deteriorate, resulting in national crises. So-called ‘Western values’ of ‘freedom and democracy’ have been exposed for what they are: aggressive and insane behavior justified through self-deception and falsehood. At some point this will break down under the weight of its own absurdity, probably taking ‘Western civilization’ with it.

Human memory is short at the best of times. It is significantly shorter when hysteria abounds. Most do not seem aware that the current refugee crisis is the result of Western wars. ‘The war against terrorism’ – ‘You are either with us or against us’ – ‘Axis of evil’ – ‘Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction’. Do people even remember those? Do people see what has happened, how much our world has changed? Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria… hundreds of thousands, millions dead – so-called collateral damage. The September 11 attacks justified these wars and gave the US and its allies the green light to suppress countries that seek a multi-polar world instead of uni-polar hegemony.

Milton Mayer, writing in his book, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45, describes how underlying psychopathological currents in a society change it, step by step, to become increasingly totalitarian. I recommend reading it, and considering how the atmosphere in the West in general has become so hysterical in a very short time. We fear contrived threats ‘from outside’ so much that we giving away all our freedoms for the illusion of safety:

“What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. …

“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security.

“This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.

“To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.

“How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice—’Resist the beginnings’ and ‘Consider the end.’ But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings. One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men? Things might have. And everyone counts on that might.

“You see,” my colleague went on, “one doesn’t see exactly where or how to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. You don’t want to act, or even talk, alone; you don’t want to ‘go out of your way to make trouble.’ Why not?—Well, you are not in the habit of doing it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that restrains you; it is also genuine uncertainty.

… in your own community, you speak privately to your colleagues, some of whom certainly feel as you do; but what do they say? They say, ‘It’s not so bad’ or ‘You’re seeing things’ or ‘You’re an alarmist.’

“And you are an alarmist. You are saying that this must lead to this, and you can’t prove it. These are the beginnings, yes; but how do you know for sure when you don’t know the end, and how do you know, or even surmise, the end? On the one hand, your enemies, the law, the regime, the Party, intimidate you. On the other, your colleagues pooh-pooh you as pessimistic or even neurotic. You are left with your close friends, who are, naturally, people who have always thought as you have.

“But your friends are fewer now. Some have drifted off somewhere or submerged themselves in their work. You no longer see as many as you did at meetings or gatherings. Informal groups become smaller; attendance drops off in little organizations, and the organizations themselves wither. Now, in small gatherings of your oldest friends, you feel that you are talking to yourselves, that you are isolated from the reality of things. This weakens your confidence still further and serves as a further deterrent to—to what? It is clearer all the time that, if you are going to do anything, you must make an occasion to do it, and then you are obviously a troublemaker. So you wait, and you wait.

But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That’s the difficulty. If the last and worst act of the whole regime had come immediately after the first and smallest, thousands, yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked…. But of course this isn’t the way it happens. In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D.

And one day, too late…. and you see that everything, everything, has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in—your nation, your people—is not the world you were born in at all. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God. The system itself could not have intended this in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled to go all the way.

“You have gone almost all the way yourself. Life is a continuing process, a flow, not a succession of acts and events at all. It has flowed to a new level, carrying you with it, without any effort on your part. …

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Putin’s destruction of US proxy armies in Syria

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Putin’s destruction of US proxy armies in Syria sends Kerry scampering to the United Nations

Mike Whitney

“It is remarkable that western leaders only remember the term ceasefire when their rebels on the ground are losing. Why didn’t they see the need for peace in Syria before the Russian operation started?”

— Iyad Khuder, Damascus-based political analyst

Imagine if the American people elected a president who was much worse than George W. Bush or Barack Obama. A real tyrant. Would that be sufficient justification for someone like Vladimir Putin to arm and train Mexican and Canadian mercenaries to invade America, kill US civilians, destroy cities and critical infrastructure, seize vital oil refineries and pipeline corridors, behead government officials and prisoners they’d captured, declare their own independent state, and do everything in their power to overthrow the elected-government in Washington?

Of course not. The question is ridiculous. It wouldn’t matter if the US president was a tyrant or not, that doesn’t justify an invasion by armed proxies from another country. And yet, this is precisely the policy that US Secretary of State John Kerry defended at the United Nations on Friday. Behind all the political blabber about a “roadmap to peace”, Kerry was tacitly defending a policy which has led to the deaths of 250,000 Syrians and the destruction of the country.

And, keep in mind, Kerry didn’t drag his case before the UN Security Council because he’s serious about a negotiated settlement or peace. That’s baloney. What Kerry wants is a resolution that will protect the groups of US-backed jihadis on the ground from the Russian-led offensive. That’s what’s really going on. The Obama administration sees the handwriting on the wall. They know that Russia is going to win the war, so they’ve settled on a plan for protecting their agents in the field. That’s why the emphasis is on a ceasefire; it’s because Kerry wants a “Timeout” so his Sunni militants can either regroup or retreat. Just take a look at this short excerpt from the UN’s summary of last Friday’s confab and you’ll see Kerry’s really up-to:

“In its first resolution to focus on the politics of ending Syria’s five-year-long war, the Security Council today gave the United Nations an enhanced role in shepherding the opposing sides to talks for a political transition, with a timetable for a ceasefire, a new constitution and elections, all under UN auspices….

(The Security Council) acknowledged the close linkage between a ceasefire and a parallel political process, with the former to come into effect as soon as the sides have begun initial steps towards a political transition under UN auspices….

The resolution asked Mr. Ban through the offices of his Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura to determine the modalities of a ceasefire and plan to support its implementation, while urging Member States, in particular members of the ISSG, to accelerate all efforts to achieve aceasefire, including through pressing all relevant parties to adhere to one.

Emphasizing the need for a ceasefire monitoring and verification mechanism, the Council asked Mr. Ban to report back to it on options with a month, and called on Member States to provide “expertise and in-kind contributions” to support such a mechanism…”

(“In first political resolution on war-torn Syria, Security Council gives UN major role in seeking peace”, UN News Centre)

See what I mean: Ceasefire, ceasefire, ceasefire. It’s all about a ceasefire. Kerry wants a ceasefire. Obama wants a ceasefire. A big part of the ruling US establishment want a ceasefire. No, not the neocons, not the liberal interventionists, and not the diehard hawks like Ash Carter at the Pentagon, but a good portion of the ruling elites who’ve been following events on the ground and who know how this thing is going to end. The smart money has already moved on to Plan B, which is why they’re now focused on cutting their losses and saving as many of “their guys” as possible. Naturally, the people who funded, armed, trained and deployed these various Sunni fighters feel responsible for their safety, so they’re going to do whatever they can to get them out. That’s where Kerry comes in. Kerry’s job was to fly to Moscow, tell Putin that Obama had changed his mind about regime change, and get the Kremlin to back Kerry’s UN resolution. The primary objective of this farce is to garner international support for designating terrorist groups as “moderates” and to move in the direction of UN-mandated ceasefire that will stop the Russian-led offensive in its tracks.

But isn’t that what everyone wants, an end to the hostilities?

Not exactly. A war against terrorists is different than a war between nation-states or a civil war. A group like Jabhat al-Nusra, for example, can’t be treated the same way as armed members of the political opposition. These are religious fanatics determined to use any means possible to achieve their goal of a fascist Islamic Caliphate. Reasoned discourse doesn’t work with people like this, they have to be killed or captured. And this is exactly what the Russian-led coalition is doing, they’re progressively mopping up the terrorist threat in Syria at great risk to themselves and their fellow-collation members Iran, Hezbollah, and the Syrian Arab Army. Kerry’s job is to throw a wrench in the anti-terror campaign to impede the coalition’s progress. And he’s willing to lie to do it. Case in point: Here’s a quote from Kerry in Moscow just last Tuesday:

“As I emphasized today, the United States and our partners are not seeking so-called “regime change,” as it is known in Syria.

Later in the day, Kerry underscored the administration’s dramatic about-face saying: “We are not trying to do a regime change. We are not engaged in a color revolution. We’re not engaged in trying to interfere in another country … We’re trying to make peace.”

Okay, so the US has given up on regime change?

Not at all. Kerry was just lying through his teeth as usual. Here’s what he said less than 24 hours later:

“Russia can’t stop the war with Assad there because Assad attracts the foreign fighters. Assad is a magnet for terrorists, because they’re coming to fight Assad. So if you want to stop the war in Syria, and we do, if you want to fight Daesh and stop the growth of terrorism, you have to deal with the problem of Assad. Now, that doesn’t mean we want to change every aspect of the government; we don’t.” 

(US not after regime change in Syria, but Assad must go‘ – Kerry to Russian TV”, RT)

Comment: What Kerry is essentially saying above is that with Assad in power, the war in Syria will always exist because the US is actively engaged in using terrorists to overthrow Assad. So he’s right, the war in Syria will never end as long as Assad is in power because the US will never stop trying to overthrow him. It’s not because the terrorists hate Assad because he’s evil. He’s not, he’s just a pain in the Empire’s backside so they bring in their trained terrorists to get rid of their Assad problem.

Got that? So the US doesn’t support regime change, but Assad’s still got to go.

How’s that for hypocrisy? The truth is the Obama administration is just as committed to toppling Assad as ever. Kerry was just misleading Putin to get his approval for his ridiculous resolution at the UN. As a result, Assad’s name was never mentioned in the resolution which, Kerry seems to think, is a big victory for the US. But it’s not a victory, in fact, all of Russia’s demands were met in full through the passing of UN Resolution 2254 (three resolutions were passed on Friday) which reiterates all Putin’s demands dating back to the Geneva Communique’ of 2012. Assad was never mentioned in 2254 either, because naming the president wasn’t necessary to establish the conditions for 1 – a transitional government, 2 – outlining the terms for a new constitution and a non-Islamist Syrian state, and 3—free and fair elections to ensure the Syrian people control their own future. In 2012, the US rejected these three provisions saying that the would not agree unless Assad was excluded from participating in the transitional government. Now the US has reversed its position on Assad which means that 100 percent of Moscow’s demands have been met. UN Resolution 2254 is complete capitulation on the part of the US. It is a humiliating diplomatic defeat which no one in the media is even willing to acknowledge.

So what did Kerry gain by all his globe-trekking and backroom maneuvering?

Nothing. In fact, he gave away the farm by making a number of concessions to gain Russia’s support.

What “concessions” are we talking about?

Here’s a short list: Kerry met with Putin in Moscow on December 15. On December 16, the IMF ruled in favor of Russia in its $3 billion claim against Ukraine. Here’s the story:

“The executive board of the International Monetary Fund has recognized Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Russia as official and sovereign – a status Kiev has been attempting to contest.

“In the case of the Eurobond, the Russian authorities have represented that this claim is official. The information available regarding the history of the claim supports this representation,” the IMF said in a statement.” (“IMF recognizes Ukraine’s contested $3bn debt to Russia as sovereign “, RT)

How many strings do you think Washington had to pull to seal that deal?

Also on December 16, the US announced that it would remove its F-15 fighters stationed in Turkey immediately. Here’s the story:

Twelve U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters sent to Incirlik airbase only last month to guard Turkish airspace and hit ISIS targets in Syria were suddenly flown back Wednesday to their home base in Britain, U.S. European Command announced….

The redeployment of the fighters came amid a flurry of diplomatic and military-to-military activity in the region and with Russia …

A day before the planes left, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of United Nations Security Council meetings in New York Friday on Syria and U.S. efforts to ease out President Bashar al-Assad.

(“US Air Force Begins Withdrawing F-15 Fighter Jets From Turkey“, Military.com)

Another coincidence?

Not likely.

Then there’s this: On December 17, Obama allowed a Russian-backed resolution to pass the UNSC unanimously that that will help uncover secret financing for ISIS and “strengthen legal measures against those doing business with terrorist groups.” According to RT:

“The resolution is the result of a joint effort by Russia and the US, which are both leading anti-IS campaigns in Syria….The key objective of the new resolution is the “enforcement of a framework to reveal and disrupt illegal financing of IS and groups related to it by means of trade in oil, artifacts, and other illegal sources.”…

The document, which is based on UN Charter Article VII and takes effect immediately, calls for members to “move vigorously and decisively to cut the flow of funds” to IS.”

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution targeting ISIS finances

Is that what Obama really wants, to expose the revenue streams for these extremist organizations that are clearly getting support from Washington’s main allies in the Gulf?

Probably not, but Kerry caved-in anyway hoping that his support would help him to nab the elusive ceasefire.

Finally, on December 18, Obama told Turkish President Erdogan that he wanted him to remove his troops and tanks from Iraq. Here’s the story:

“US President Barack Obama has called on his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to withdraw his country’s troops out of Iraq and respect its integrity. In a telephone call on Friday, Obama “urged President Erdogan to take additional steps to deescalate tensions with Iraq, including by continuing to withdraw Turkish military forces.” 

He also “reinforced the need for Turkey to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq,” the White House said.

A 300-strong contingent of Turkish forces backed by 20 to 25 tanks was stationed on the outskirts of the city of Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s Nineveh Province, on December 4.” (“Obama to Erdogan: Withdraw Turkish troops from Iraq“, Press TV)

(Turkey has since promised to remove more troops following Obama’s call.)

In other words, the Turkish occupation began on December 4, but Obama never responded until two days after Kerry talked with Putin in Moscow. Another coincidence?

Maybe or maybe not. In any event the US had to do some serious horse-trading to persuade Putin to take Kerry’s issue to the Security Council. (By the way, Obama knew beforehand that Turkey planned to invade Iraq, in fact, “an important Turkish official confirmed this claim by saying “all relevant countries” were informed about the deployment of the troops. See here for details.

Like we said earlier: Kerry gave away the farm to slam a deal that isn’t going to have the slightest impact on the outcome of the war. And that’s what’s so tragic about all this diplomatic tap-dancing, is that it doesn’t really change anything. Syria’s future is going to be decided on the battlefield, not at the United Nations and not at the bargaining table. Washington decided that long ago when it elected to use force of arms to try to achieve its geopolitical ambitions. Now an organized opposition has emerged that is openly challenging US-backed proxies leaving Washington with just two options, fight or retreat.

It had to come to this, didn’t it? After all, if you push people hard enough, eventually they push back.

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New poll shows majority of Ukrainians disillusioned with U.S. imposed government

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Eric Zuesse

On December 23rd, Gallup headlines “Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership,” and reports that “nearly nine in 10 Ukrainians (88%) say corruption is widespread in their government, and about eight in 10 (81%) see the same widespread problem in their country’s businesses.” 8% of Ukrainians now say they “have confidence … about the national government.” 17% approve of the job-performance of their President, Petro Poroshenko. While the pre-coup President, Viktor Yanukovych, was in office, 2010-2014, that figure had been averaging about 23%, and was never as low as Poroshenko’s is now.

Gallup reports, “fewer Ukrainians now say their leadership is taking them in the right direction than before the revolution,” but that statement calling this coup a ‘revolution’ embodies the propaganda-lie of one of Gallup’s main clients, the U.S. government itself, which calls the U.S. coup in Ukraine in February 2014 a “revolution,” when every honest and knowledgeable person now knows that this U.S. government claim — that it had helped install democracy instead of having ended it in Ukraine on 20 February 2014 — to have been a lie. Even the founder of the “private CIA” firm Stratfor has called the overthrow of Yanukovych “the most blatant coup in history.” It had been that because it was the first coup to be videoed by numerous people from many different angles with their cellphones and by TV cameras, uploaded to the Web by even anti-Yanukovych countries such as the UK’s BBC; and those videos, the best compilation of which is here, make clear that this was, indeed, a coup d’etat, no authentic revolution at all, such as the U.S. government claims.

Furthermore, the EU’s investigator who had been assigned to report to their Foreign Affairs Minister Cathy Ashton about the overthrow, reported to her that it had been a coup, and that even Petro Poroshenko himself said that “our” side — meaning the anti-Yanukovych people, had done it. Subsequently, evidence came to light showing how it had been organized: the organization for it had started in the U.S. Embassy in Kievby no later than March 2013. Then, after all of that preparation, on 4 February 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Victoria Nuland gave the final instruction to the U.S. Ambassador in Kiev, to have Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed to run the country after the coup, and he became appointed 18 days later, on 22 February 2014, to run the country as Prime Minister, until a new President would be elected ‘democratically’; but, even the election of President Poroshenko on 25 May 2014 was no democratic event, because the U.S. government didn’t want residents in the area of Ukraine that had voted over 90% for Yanukovych to be voting in that election. That area of Ukraine (which historically had been a part of Russia) was called Donbass, and it had no say whatsoever in determining Ukraine’s President after the coup, because the new coup-imposed Ukrainian government was already bombing it, starting on 9 May 2014None of this could have happened without that ‘revolution’: U.S. President Barack Obama’s very bloody coup in Ukraine.

Here is the man whom the U.S. Ambassador in Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt, worked with to organize the coup (or ‘revolution’), the co-founder of one of the two racist-fascist, or ideologically nazi, political parties in Ukraine. But Pyatt’s appointee (Andriy Parubiy) left the coup’s gun-play and military planning to that man’s paramilitary friend (Dmitriy Yarosh) who had founded the other of the two Ukrainian nazi parties.

And then, right after the coup, America’s stooge who now was running Ukraine for the U.S. regime, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, installed leaders of Ukraine’s two rabidly anti-Russian racist fascist or nazi parties into all of the top internal security and military positions, in order to carry out what they called the ‘Anti Terrorist Operation’ (ATO), or program to exterminate and drive out the residents of Donbass. The prestigious fascist U.S. think tank, the Brookings Institution, urged Obama to increase the firebombings of Donbass, but he decided not to follow that advice, at that particular time.

Obama wants ultimately to base American nuclear missiles in Ukraine on Russia’s border (much like the Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev had unsuccessfully tried to do to America in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis), and this coup and ethnic-cleansing (to make the coup-regime stick) is how he goes about achieving his goal. Perhaps the next U.S. President will succeed in it. The entire plan had started under U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, in 1990; and every U.S. President since then has advanced it further. The United States, ever since around 1980, hasn’t been a democracy; it’s a dictatorship. That’s why it does things like this.

Back in June 2014, shortly after Poroshenko became Ukraine’s President, a Gallup poll in Ukraine taken for the U.S. government showed (p. 27) a geographical breakdown of the answers to the question “Tell me whether you think Russia has played a mostly positive role or a mostly negative role in the crisis in Ukraine. Percent ‘mostly positive'”. The entire country was broken down into 6 regions there, which included not only the regions that had voted against Yanukovych in 2010 (such as the May 25th election had excluded) but also the two regions that had voted the most heavily for Yanukovych, Donbass (which had voted over 90% for him, and which here constituted the eastern half of the region called “East,” which entire region was shown as having rated Russia’s “role in the crisis in Ukraine” 35.7% as having been “mostly positive”), and also Crimea (which constituted the entirety of one of those 6 regions, and which had voted around 75% for Yanukovych, and which answered 71.3% that Russia’s “role” had been “mostly positive”). The only other region where Russia’s “role” had been rated as “mostly positive” by more than 3% was the area around Odessa, called here “South,” where 28.4% of the people rated it “mostly positive.”

All three of the other regions of the pre-coup Ukraine were the regions where the Presidential election had been held on May 25th of 2014: these were the regions Gallup categorized as Center (2.4% “mostly positive”), North (1.8% “mostly positive”), and West (1% “mostly positive”). So,Poroshenko had been elected as the President for all of Ukraine, but by only voters in the most anti-Russian half of that extremely divided country; and now the residents of two of the other areas (areas in the strongly pro-Yanukovych half of Ukraine) had tried to separate from Ukraine and to join again with Russia (of which those regions had long been parts): Crimea, and Donbass. Crimea was accepted by Putin into Russia, but Donbass was not.

U.S. President Obama imposed the economic sanctions against Russia for Russia’s having accepted the pleas of Crimeans to rejoin Russia, and for Russia’s opposition to the Obama-imposed government’s ethnic-cleansing program to exterminate and/or expell from Ukraine the residents of the Donbass region of Ukraine. The same European Union that accepted Obama’s bloody February 2014 Ukrainian coup have also been accepting his ethnic-cleansing campaign there; and Obama insists upon its being ultimately continued, notwithstanding his Secretary of State, John Kerry’s, internal opposition to it

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Recorded conversations reveal communication between ISIS and Turkish officers

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Recorded conversations reveal communication between ISIS and Turkish officers on the Syrian border

Turkish officers on the Syrian border have communicated with Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Turkey’s Cumhuriyet daily reported, citing an investigation by the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s office which allegedly eavesdropped on their phone calls.

The wiretapping reportedly took place last year as part of an investigation into six missing Turkish citizens, the Cumhuriyet reported. The relatives of those missing believed they might have joined the ranks of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants.

An investigation was launched into as many as 27 suspects, some of them in Syria, the report revealed.

The Chief Prosecutor’s office reportedly received permission to wiretap the phones of 19 people who were thought to have put the six missing persons in touch with Islamic State. The investigation reportedly revealed that those who wanted to join IS ranks received some form of “ideological training.”

The file on the investigation is said to have been handed over to the Military Prosecutor’s office in March, after the Ankara Prosecutor’s office deemed the issue outside of its jurisdiction, according to the Turkish newspaper.

“Those [who joined ISIS] from Ankara often used [the] Elbeyli district [of Kilis] as a throughway by traveling via Gaziantep and Kilis to the village of Able, which is subordinated to Syria’s Al-Bab district,” the report said, as cited by newspaper Today’s Zaman.

A note written in one of the transcripts for the wiretappings allegedly states that the person designated in the transcript as “X2” is considered to be a member of the military, the Cumhuriyet reported.

One of the conversations is said to be as follows:

–Yes, brother.
X2: We are on the mined land where I delivered the vehicle. We have put our lights on. [We have the] material on us; come here with your men from that side…

Ankara has recently faced a number of accusations alleging it has bought oil from IS and let terrorists freely pass through Turkey’s border with Syria. A newly-leaked report on illegal oil sales by Islamic State, compiled at the request of Norway, revealed that most of the IS-smuggled oil has been destined for Turkey, where it is sold off at bargain low prices.

In early December, the Russian Defense Ministry also released evidence which it said shows most of the illegal oil trade by IS goes to Turkey. Ankara has denied the allegations.

Iraqi MP and former national security adviser, Mowaffak al Rubaie, told RT on Tuesday there is “mounting evidence” from all over the world, including Iraq, that “Turkey is playing not a very clean game,” when it comes to Islamic State.

“Turkish authorities need to do a lot more than what they are doing now to come clean from the accusations that they are siding [with], or at least that they are turning a blind eye to, the movement of these terrorists from Turkey to Syria and Iraq and vice versa,” the MP said.

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Confessions of a Daesh militant: Target practice in Turkey

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A former Daesh militant now held captive by Kurdish forces has told of his experiences fighting for the terrorist organization, including the training he underwent in Turkey before returning to Syria.

A former member of Daesh has told Sputnik Turkey about his experiences as part of the terror group, including the time he spent with theorganization in Turkey.

“In August 2014 I trained in Adana under a Daesh commander,” said 20-year-old Abdurrahman Adulhadi. He was captured by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) earlier this month in the al-Hol region of eastern al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

“There were 60 of us, and we trained in a village not far from the airport. We got up in the morning and played sport. Once a week we had target practice, they taught us how to use Kalashnikovs, machine guns and other kinds of weaponry.”

“We were trained by Ahmet from Urfa (a city in the South Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, close to the Syrian border), and a group member called Ibrahim was our interpreter.”

“The training took place in Turkey because the Daesh command thought that it was safer there than in Syria. It wasn’t possible to carry out training in Syria because of airstrikes.

Adulhadi said that Daesh presented its training facility in Adana to local media as a camp of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), one of many opposition groups the Turkish government allows to have a base in Turkey; the FSA’s base is in the city of Hatay on the Turkish-Syrian border.

“In the media they wrote that we were training in an FSA military camp, but in fact, all 60 of us were members of Daesh. We were Syrian nationals, many of whom in the beginning moved to Turkey to earn some money, and then joined Daesh.”

Having undergone training, Adulhadi said his main responsibility was to persuade more Syrians to join the organization’s preparations in Turkey.

“I made contacts with Syrians on the internet, helped them to get to Turkey and begin training. After I undertook the training, for five months I lived together with a relative who was a Daesh commander in Adana. My task was to meet the new recruits arriving from Syria. After training we sent them to Urfa, and from there – to Raqqa. From Raqqa they distributed themselves across different regions of Syria.”

Daesh in Turkey was provided with arms from Iraq, which were transported across the border in ordinary cars under the pretense of carrying food and other humanitarian supplies.

“Heavy weapons were delivered from Ash-Shaddadi (a town in southern Al-Hasakah Governorate),” said Adulhadi. He explained that he had been sent by a Daesh commander to work for the group’s intelligence service in the town when he was captured by the YPG.

“I spent one night there, and the next night December 11 2015 YPG forces attacked our positions, and took both of us captive. In al-Hol the commander was a Frenchman called Abu Yahya.”

Adulhadi, whose brother is still fighting for the terrorist organization, added that he was left disillusioned by his time with the terrorist organization.

“What I read about Daesh, and what I was faced with in reality were absolutely different things,” he said.

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What makes Recep Erdoğan run? The making of a modern Pasha

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James Petras
Erdoğan began his ascent to power as a social reformer in opposition to the power elite; he was a rabble-rouser for popular Islam and social welfare. Once he takes political power he enriches his family and the business elite and purges adversaries and rivals.With political power and economic connections, he amasses personal wealth through illicit business transactions.

With political power and personal wealth, he seeks prestige and status among the Western elites by serving imperial interests: He shoots down a Russian military jet over Syrian territory and thereby threatens hundreds of Turkish businesses and loses a major source of personal enrichment. When the Russians threaten to cut off energy exports to Turkey, Erdoğan’s opponents suggest he heat his own palace and villas with cow dung this winter.

The Two Faces of Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has a long and ignoble history of betraying political associates, trading partners and military allies; of pledging friendship and then bombing his ‘friends’ and murdering citizens; of negotiating ‘in good faith’ and then killing rivals; of playing democrat then behaving like an ordinary demagogic dictator. 

Comment: Tayyip Erdoğan has all the attributes of a psychopath.

Erdoğan appeals to the plebian and austere values of the Anatolian provincial petty bourgeoisie, while building the largest luxurious presidential palace in the world – fit for a 21st century Pasha. He repeatedly pronounces his fealty to the ‘Turkish Nation’, while he robs the Turkish treasury by repeatedly accepting bribes and pay-offs from building contractors who then double charge for publically-funded projects.

More recently, Erdogan claims to oppose terrorism and fight ISIS, while the major Turkish and regional newspapers, journalists and most domestic observers document the massive flow of illegal arms across the Turkish-Syrian border to ISIS terrorists.

Erdoğan’s ‘Carnal Relation’ with ISIS

Erdoğan supports ISIS by bombing the Syrian Kurdish fighters who resist the jihadi mercenaries; by shooting down a Russian military jet defending the Damascus government against the terrorists; by smuggling and selling oil which ISIS had stolen from Iraq and Syria; by providing medical assistance to wounded ISIS fighters; and by training and arming ISIS terrorists in Turkish bases.There is a reciprocal relationship: Erdoğan uses ISIS operatives to terrorize his own domestic opposition, including terror bombing a gathering of Kurdish ‘socialist youth’ in the town of Suruç on July 20, 2015, which killed 33 and the massive bombing in Ankara on October 10 of a ‘peace and justice’ march, which killed over 100, targeting trade unionists, leaders of professional associations, community activists and members of a democratic Kurdish electoral party and wounded many hundreds.

During the legislative election of 2015 ISIS terrorists and thugs from Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) attacked the offices, meetings and candidates of the opposition parties, especially of the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), to ensure that Erdoğan secured a super-majority.

In other words, Erdoğan has three uses for ISIS serving his external and internal interests:

  1. (1) To attack and destroy secular Kurdish forces resisting ISIS in Syria and Iraq, thus preventing the formation of an independent Kurdish state on the Turkish border.
  2. (2) To attack and destroy Syria’s independent Baathist government under Bashar Al-Assad, dismantle the multicultural secular state apparatus and install a Sunni Islamist client in Damascus subordinate to Erdoğan’s AKP.
  3. (3) To attack and terrorize the Turkish domestic opposition, including the broad-based Kurdish HDP, and the leftist trade union confederation (DISK).

Erdoğan has a decade-long strategic alliance with the militant Wahhabi terrorists who now make up ISIS. He intends to ‘remake’ the map of the Middle East to serve his own expansionist ambitions. In part this explains why Erdoğan has provided large-scale arms and material to the terrorists, trained thousands of mercenaries and provided medical aid to wounded ISIS fighters. It also explains why Erdoğan took the unprecedented and extremely provocative step of shooting down a Russian military jet over Syrian territory, which had been bombing Erdoğan’s ISIS allies. Russian and Syrian Army successes against ISIS have threatened his ambitions.

Erdoğan’s transformation from ‘Muslim democrat’ to bloody authoritarian Islamist ruler with pretensions of becoming the dominant Middle Eastern Pasha has to be seen in light of his rise to power over the past 40 years.

What Makes Recep Run?

Erdoğan, early on, showed his affinity for extremist Islamist politics. In the 1970’s he was head of the youth branch of the Islamist Salvation Party (MSP), a virulent anti-communist, anti-secular party committed to converting Turkey, a huge multi-ethnic secular state, into a theocratic regime (along the lines of contemporary ISIS).

After the military coup of 1980 the MSP was dissolved and reappeared as the Welfare Party. Erdoğan became a leader of the new (re-named) Islamist party.

Erdoğan and the Welfare Party exploited Turkish mass discontent with the corrupt and authoritarian military. The Welfare Party embraced a populist social welfare program with Islamist religious undertones in order to build a formidable grassroots organization in the working class neighborhoods in Istanbul. Erdoğan was elected mayor of Turkey’s largest city in 1994.

As Mayor, Erdoğan over-reached his power by preaching militant Islamism and was convicted in 1998 of sedition against the secular state. He served 4 months of a 10-month sentence.

Henceforth he changed tactics: His Islamist fanaticism was disguised. He changed the party name from Welfare to the modern sounding Justice and Development Party (AKP). Erdoğan then launched a series of political maneuvers, in which he cleverly manipulated adversaries to gain power and then… stabbed each of them in the back.

Erdoğan: Embrace and Back-Stab

Despite his earlier conviction for sedition against the secular state, the ‘reformed’ Erdoğan allied with the Kemalist, secular Republican Peoples Party (CHP) to overturn the military’s ban on his participation in politics in 2002. He was elected Prime Minister in 2003. After the AKP won the general election it cut its ties with the CHP. Erdoğan was re-elected Prime Minister in 2007 and 2011.

Erdoğan allied with the pro-US Islamist leader Fethullah Gülen’s Hizmet or Cemaat Movement, which was influential within the judicial system, police and army. Together they launched a purge against secular military and judicial officials, journalists and media critics.

The Erdoğan – Gülenist state apparatus arrested and jailed 300 secular military officers, judges and journalists and replaced them with Erdoğan and Gülen loyalists – all Islamists.

Dubbed “Operation Sledgehammer” the entire purge was based on fabricated charges of treason and conspiracy. Yet it was described by the Western media in terms that flattered Erdoğan’s democratic credentials, calling it an ‘effort to consolidate democracy’ against the military.

It had nothing to do with democracy: The purge consolidated Erdoğan’s personal power and allowed him to pursue policies that were more overtly neo-liberal and Islamist. The purge of the judiciary further allowed Erdoğan to enrich crony capitalists and family members.

Erdoğan: The Birth of a Neoliberal Pasha

Erdoğan then embraced an IMF-designed ‘stabilization and recovery’ program, which reduced wages, salaries and pensions while privatizing public sector enterprises and activities. This attracted a large inflow of capital as foreign investors and cronies snapped up the goodies at bargain prices. Most emblematic of this ‘free-for-all cronies’ approach to the economy was the Soma coal mine disaster in May 2014 when over 300 miners were killed in a previously state-owned mine, which had suffered a breakdown of worker safety conditions after it had been privatized to an Erdoğan-crony. Despite local and international outrage, Recep ignored the scandal and unleashed police on the demonstrating miners.

Erdoğan’s combination of Islam with brutal neo-liberalism attracted support from Brussels, Wall Street and the City of London. Large inflows of speculative foreign capital temporarily inflated Turkey’s GNP and Erdoğan’s wealth and ego!

In the beginning of his rule Erdoğan’s concessions, tax incentives, government contracts to big capital were broadly distributed to most sectors, but especially to his crony capitalists within the construction and real estate sectors.

As the capitalist boom continued and his power increased, Erdoğan became more obsessed with his role as the savior of Turkey. By 2010, a serious difference developed between Erdoğan and his Gülenist partners over the division of power. Erdoğan moved rapidly and brutally. He launched another massive purge of suspected ‘Gülenist officials’. He arrested, fired, jailed and relocated Gülen sympathizers among judges, police and civil servants despite the fact that these were officials who had served him well during the earlier purge of the secular military.

Erdoğan is not willing to share power with any other party, movement or group. Pasha Recep wanted to monopolize power. He has attacked critical newspapers, businesses and conglomerates claiming these were ‘Gülen controlled’. Erdoğan ensured that only capitalists completely loyal to him would receive regime patronage. In other words, he strengthened the size, strength and importance of crony capitalists: especially in the real estate and construction sector.

Pasha Recep’s Assault on Civil Society

Turkey, under Erdoğan’s absolute power, has seen a geometric increase in corruption and mindless ‘development projects’, leading to the degradation and usurpation of public spaces. His arbitrary and destructive policies have provoked sustained civil society protests, especially in the center of Istanbul – during the Gezi Park demonstrations, which began in May 2013.

In response to civil society demonstrations, Erdoğan shed all pretensions, ripping off his ‘modern democratic’ mask and brutally repressing the peaceful protestors in the heart of Istanbul – resulting in 22 deaths, hundreds wounded and more arrested and sentenced to long jail term. Erdoğan subsequently targeted liberal critics and business leaders, who had criticized his brutal use of force.

2013, the year of the Gezi Park Movement, was a turning point – Erdoğan and family members were implicated in a $100 million-dollar corruption scandal while liberal critics of the regime were purged.

Facing opposition from sectors of the elite as well as popular classes, Erdoğan became more rabidly ‘Islamist’, chauvinistic and megalomaniacal – ‘Neo-Ottoman’.

In short order, he re-launched his attack on the Turkish Kurds and increased his support to the Islamist terrorists in Syria, including what would become ISIS. These policies were designed to complement his ongoing war against the secular Kurds in Iraq and Syria.

Erdoğan: Backstabbing Secular Syria and “Best Friend” Russia

From the beginning of his rule, Erdoğan cultivated the ‘best of relations’ with Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He signed dozens of trade agreements with Damascus and Moscow. Putin was welcomed to Ankara and Erdoğan to Moscow where they signed billion-dollar energy deals and mutual co-operative agreements.

Up to 3 million Russian tourists visited Turkish resorts each year, a bonanza for one of Turkey’s major industries.

Erdoğan’s regime was ebullient, effusive, embracing Moscow and Damascus while systematically preparing the ground for more backstabbing!

By 2011, Erdogan had been deeply involved in preparing the ground for what would become the bloody Islamist uprising in Syria. Early on, hundreds of armed foreign Islamist terrorists crossed the Turkish border into Syria. Their presence overwhelmed local Syrian dissidents. Armed Islamists seized villages and towns brutally purging them of Christians, Kurds, Alawites and secular Syrians. They took over the oil fields. From one day to the next, Erdoğan was transformed from loving friend to deadly foe of neighboring Syria demanding ‘regime change’ through terrorist sectarian violence.

Erdoğan embraced the most extreme, sectarian Wahhabi Islamist groups because they were committed to undermining the nationalist aspirations of the Syrian Kurds as well as overthrowing the secular Al-Assad government. Erdoğan’s covert alliance with ISIS and other Islamist terrorist groups was motivated by several strategic considerations, which are outlined below:

1) The alliance serves to prevent the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish enclave on the Syrian-Turkish border in the event of a Damascus defeat, which Erdoğan fears would then link armed Syrian Kurds with the huge disaffected Kurdish population in southeastern Turkey and lead to the formation of an autonomous secular Kurdish state.

2) Erdoğan’s alliance with jihadis in Syria has served Ankara’s ambition to impose a puppet Sunni-Islamist regime in Damascus.

3) The ISIS regime controlling the Syrian and Iraqi oil fields provides Turkey with a source of cheap fuel and lucrative profits for the regime. Recep’s son, Necmettin Bilal Erdoğan owns and operates the BMZ Group which buys the contraband Syrian and Iraqi oil in Turkey and sells it overseas (especially to Israel) earning nearly a billion dollars a year for ‘the family’.

It is not surprise that the Erdoğan family directly financed ISIS, which uses the cash from contraband oil, pillaged antiquities and ‘tribute’ taxes, to purchase heavy and light arms, military and transport vehicles and communications equipment in Turkey and elsewhere to support its terror campaign in Syria and Iraq. Well-informed Turkish observers believe that Erdoğan’s intelligence officials are directly involved in recruiting ISIS terrorists to operate within Turkey and attack Erdoğan’s internal opposition, especially the Kurdish electoral party HDP and the broad-based Turkish left and trade union movements. Observers claim Turkish intelligence operations had a direct role in the ‘ISIS’ bomb attacks in Suruç and Ankara this year, which killed and maimed hundreds of Erdoğan opponents and civil society activists.

Erdoğan and ISIS developed a co-dependent relation, one of mutual manipulation. Each has publically declared their tactical enmity to the other, while busily pursuing joint strategic aims.

Ankara uses the pretext of fighting ISIS in order to bomb the Kurds in Syria who are resisting the jihadis. ISIS uses the pretext of opposing the NATO member Turkey in order to cover its massive oil and weapons trade deals with Erdoğan’s family and crony business enterprises.

The Pasha Stabs the Bear and the Bear Bites Back – One Stab Too Many

Russia’s highly effective aerial bombing campaign against the jihadi and ISIS terrorist networks in Syria was in response to a formal request for military intervention by the legitimate government of President Bashar Al-Assad. Russia has long-standing ties to the Baathist regime in Damascus. The intervention has threatened to undermine Erdoğan’s regional power ambitions and illicit business operations in Syria. First and foremost, it ended Erdoğan’s plan to annex a large swathe of Northern Syria and call it a ‘no fly zone’. The Turkish-controlled ‘no fly zone’ in Syria would expand Turkish military training bases for ISIS and other jihadi terrorists and secure the transport routes for ISIS oil shipments smuggled out of Iraq and Syria.Unlike the US, which had rarely bombed the strategic Erdoğan-ISIS oil smuggling operations, the Russians destroyed over a thousand oil trucks and numerous ISIS oil depots and logistical centers in the first month of its air campaign. By reducing the flow of smuggled oil, Russia cut off the main source of massive profit for Bilal Erdoğan’s BMZ Company as well as for Turkish arms dealers.

Like gangsters, Erdoğan, his family and cronies have been immersed in massive corrupt business activities at home and abroad; he can no longer operate within the context of the larger interests of the Turkish capitalist class with its $40 billion dollar annual trade and investment relations with Russia. Erdoğan’s decision to shoot down a Russian jet in Syrian territory, on November 24, 2015, was largely motivated by his fury at Russia’s successful interruption of the ISIS oil convoys. By protecting his own family interests, Erdoğan stabbed more allies in the back: The Russians, as well as large sections of the Turkish capitalist class!

Up until Erdoğan’s act of war against Russia, he had publically embraced Putin as an ally, friend and partner. The two leaders had cordial relations for over a decade. The Turkish military was fully informed about Russian military operations in Syria, including its flight paths. Then suddenly in November 2015 he risked a total rupture in relations and invited retaliation against Turkey from Russia by shooting down a Russian jet.

Russia immediately responded by upgrading its most advanced weapons systems to defend its operations and bases in Northern Syria and intensified its bombing of the ISIS – Turkish oil operations.

Russia retaliated by imposing visa restrictions and economic sanctions on Turkey, adversely affecting the multi-billion dollar tourist business. Strategic energy deals were terminated. Large-scale Turkish construction contracts were ended. Turkish agricultural exports to Russian markets virtually stopped.

The Pasha Bites His own Tail

Erdoğan’s unilateral actions were clearly against the broad interests of Turkey’s large export sector. From Gezi to Gülen, from one purge to another, Erdoğan, the former ‘poster boy’ of neo-liberal Turkish capital, has become a self-centered despot, acting on behalf of a narrowing circle of corrupt family and crony capitalists. Erdoğan set himself up as a modern day pasha more in the image of the self-indulgent Ibrahim I (the Madman) than the far-seeing Suleyman I (the Wise).

Once Erdoğan realized the damage that his fit of egomaniac fury against the Russians had provoked abroad and his growing isolation within Turkey, he rushed to NATO on bended knee to beg for support. True to his authoritarian personality, Recep Erdoğan crawls on his knees before his ‘superiors’ (NATO-US) while grabbing the throats of his ‘inferiors’ (the Turkish people)!

Conclusion

Erdogan’s road to absolutist power is strewn with indiscriminant purges, terror and deceit; violence against environmental and liberal protestors in Gezi Park and moderate Gülen Islamists; jail sentences and firing of journalists and publishers, military officials and judges; repression of workers and capitalists; terror bombing against activists and democrats; and war against Kurds and Syrians.

Erdoğan’s paranoid and greed-driven vision of politics precludes any trust and stable relations. He thinks he is very clever with his combination of charm and broken promises, but he fools nobody. He reignites the war against the Kurds in Turkey and Syria but they retaliate!

He attacks Russia and provokes a very costly retaliation so far limited to the Turkish economy.

He increases his personal power, but undermines the interests of the Turkish nation and its people. Erdoğan believes he is the rising regional hegemon, indispensable to the West. He blackmails the EU for billions of Euros to control the flood of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq with his promises to warehouse desperate refugees in Turkish concentration camps. But Europeans must know that their money can never buy trust and loyalty from the Pasha.

His oil deals with ISIS are in tatters. Russian bombs ensure that Erdoğan will have to find other sources of illicit profit. Worst of all, Erdoğan’s furious actions have lost markets, allies and domestic support. He faces enemies from all sides – liberal professors, students, big business owners and organized workers in Istanbul; small business people in the tourist trade; construction and oil companies in Ankara; farmers in Anatolia, and, above all, the coal miners in Soma Manis.

Who knows under what circumstances Pasha Recep (the ‘Megalomaniac’) will be replaced?

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Western state sponsored terrorism

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Incitement of islamophobia, racial war and new world disorder

Joachim Hagopian
Western national governments using their intelligence communities to collectively manufacture, orchestrate and stage violent world events promoting their endless war on terror and then employing their bought and paid for MSM propagandists to subsequently shape public opinion and perception has increasingly been the twenty-first century’s go-to menu utilized by the powers-that-shouldn’t-be. This presentation will provide a dot connecting overview that examines this unfolding process in detail showing how the US government and its Western vassals have deployed theHegelian Dialectic to systematically create crises, and then implement a so called solution in order to gain maximum control over the global population to divide and rule the planet. Ultimately the globalists’ objective behind all these disturbing events and developments is leading humanity towards their New World Order tyranny of a one world government.The biggest pivotal game changer since the JFK assassination has been 9/11, when a handful of powerful Zionist neocons in Washington deploying CIA, FBI and Pentagon collaborators worked directly with Israel and its Mossad along with Saudi intelligence to cold-bloodedly murder 3000 Americans in their much needed “new Pearl Harbor” event in order to pull off the manufactured launch of their war on terror. With the deep Bush-bin Laden family connection going way back as both business and terrorist crime partners, globalist George Bush senior then acting as CIA director and Jimmy Carter’s foreign security advisor-fellow globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski employed a rag-tag group of Saudi Wahhabis called the mujahedeen to fight as US proxy terrorists against an overextended Soviet Army in the notorious empire graveyard Afghanistan in the late 1970’s. Brzezinski went on public record bragging that he had enticed President Carter to “sign the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul” a full half year ahead of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. That’s how callous the psychopathic architects of war are to think nothing of starting a proxy war that lasts a decade and kills a million Afghans. Thus the bloody origins of this unholy marriage between US Empire of Chaos and its proxy war ally the Islamic jihadists still going stronger than ever today can be traced as far back as June 1979.Playing the same demonic mastermind role that Dick Cheney later commanded during George W’s reign of terror as the real power behind the executive throne, throughout Reagan’s 1980’s then Vice President George Bush was busily funding, arming and training Islamic extremists led by up and coming Osama bin Laden to ultimately defeat and help destroy the crumbling Soviet Empire. Bush was also the central figure behind the Iran Contra scandal coordinating the enormous CIA cocaine smuggling operation that financed arms supplied to Central American death squads that the actor in the White House affectionately called his “freedom fighters.”Next came redeployment of Osama’s al Qaeda brand of terrorism again acting as US proxy mercenaries throughout the Bush-Clinton years of the 1990’s to help balkanize Yugoslavia into a half dozen broken pieces. Enter the neocons think tank Project for a New American Century (PNAC) formed in 1997 and its treatise “Rebuilding America’s Defense” that became their “Mein Kampf” playbook on how to conquer and control the world. Thus the stage could be set to create the fabricated storyline of Osama bin Laden “directing” from his Afghan cave his “vast” al Qaeda network of terrorists to act once again as CIA hired guns posing as the 9/11 box cutting patsies. For decades al Qaeda as a US terrorist creation has served the exact same purpose that Islamic State’s been providing Empire the last three plus years in Syria as America’s number one anti-Assad proxy war ally.

Thus by the time the manufactured attacks on the Pentagon and Twin Towers went down in September 2001, Washington had already been maintaining an enduring, cozily active partnership with Islamic terrorists for more than two decades, nearly twice as long as the DC cabal’s secret partners-in-crime relationship with al Qaeda/Islamic State since 9/11. And now at this very late hour with 2016 knocking on our door, Americans need to urgently realize and ultimately accept that key policymakers in our own treasonous crime syndicate government have been in bed with terrorists since they created their Frankenstein monster nearly four decades ago.

To this very day the criminals in Washington and the West have misused Islam as their scapegoat to turn ignorant, dumbed down Westerners against Muslims worldwide in order to promote a war that never ends for the benefit of the ruling elite, its central banking cabal, the military industrial complex, the security-prison industrial complex and the pathway towards a one world government. Manufactured wars manufacture failed state wastelands in the Middle East and North Africa that in turn manufacture mass migration crises in the West while manufacturing cold war 2 hostilities against Russia and China manufactures the pretext for WWIII – all by globalist design to implement New World Order tyranny.Every false flag event of the twenty-first century involves state sponsored terrorism, including all the most deadly mass shootings and bombings carried out in both North America and Europe. 20-year Marine Corps military intelligence and CIA officer David Steele had this to say in a TV interview earlier this year:

Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.

The CIA and FBI operate as rogue forces unto themselves regularly engineering false flag shootings like the one earlier this month in San Bernardino. The US used the international intelligence community to pull off last month’s false flag in Paris. The elite’s public servant puppets are traitors betraying the trust of their own citizenry by using national security and counterterrorism as their standardized excuse to enslave the Western population enforcing draconian laws obliterating our freedom, civil liberties and rights to privacy. Though most Westerners might agree that their freedoms have been compromised, they still resist dealing with the fact that their own governments are using them as pawns by murdering their own people in ruthless pursuit of deep state’s obsession for absolute control.

The tumultuous events of 2015 have brought the ruling elite’s endgame scenario into operation as the perfect storm of co-occurring disasters that are creating dire enough conditions necessary to ignite another manufactured world war – but this time against nuclear powered Russia and China – while the elite’s manufactured house of cards, debt-based economy is totally collapsing and the divisive effects of the elite’s manufactured mass migration crisis triggers widespread civil, religious and racial unrest and violence to simultaneously usher in martial law conditions throughout Europe and North America. According to the globalists’ diabolical design, out of the ashes of death and destruction will emerge a “sustainable,” drastically reduced global population of a half to one billion human inhabitants living out the rest of their days on earth in total bondage serving a genocidal power elite ruling over what’s left alive on the planet with its fully operationalized one world government.

Recently I’ve presented how this endgame scenario is manifesting through an analysis of the destabilizing and polarizing geopolitical eventsunfolding in the last couple years resurrecting cold war 2 hostilities between the East and West, also how the ruling elite’s been utilizing its divide and conquer strategy to achieve its wicked ends. But this current examination will unveil the common systematically applied patterns of how Western oligarchs have been exploiting Islam through relentless major false flag operations intended to create religious and race wars by fomenting Islamophobia and xenophobia.

The common elements blaming Muslims in numerous false flag operations will be examined linking the February 1993 first World Trade Center bombing, the 9/11 attacks, the 3/11 Madrid train attacks, the London 7/7 subway attacks, the 1/6/15 Paris Charlie Hebdo shootings and last month’s Friday the 13th attacks. These state sponsored terrorist attacks that became Spain, UK, and France’s 9/11 false flag massacres have been designed to spread panic throughout the Western world in order to enflame an artificially created war on terror at the expense of Muslims worldwide, us and our freedom. The so called terrorists are mere extensions of the Western crime cabal murdering its own people for the sake of New World Order tyranny and control.A number of smaller scale attacks that likewise smack of false flag operation serve the same function to keep terror alive, move toward domestic gun confiscation and convince Americans to willingly sacrifice their freedom and civil liberties for increased deep state surveillance and control under the false pretense of national security. The domestic mass shootings allegedly committed by Muslims in the last half dozen years will not be covered here. However, in another installment common patterns of smaller scaled state sponsored terrorism perpetrated on US soil using Muslim patsies could be further linked. Among them would be the first Fort Hood shooting in 2009, the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the May 2015Garland, Texas aborted attack, the July 2015 Chattanooga shootings and the recent December 2nd San Bernardino killing spree. The increasing frequency of these alarming attacks only conditions the populace toward accepting deep state tyranny as a necessary sacrifice in exchange for a false sense of security that only equates to a deeper state of insecurity, fear and terror.1993 First World Trade Center BombingThe earliest major terrorist event on US soil blaming Muslims with often overlooked false flag implications was the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing a full eight years ahead of 9/11. An October 28th, 1993 New York Times article reported that the FBI well in advance of the World Trade Center bombing was aware of plans that Muslim extremists were making bombs that would be used to blow up a number of targeted sites in New York City. Former Egyptian army officer turned FBI informant Emad Salem apparently was able to secretly infiltrate the bomb making group and a plan was in place for him to substitute a non-explosive powder. According to Salem a supervisor from the New York FBI office called it off and the mammoth Trade Center truck bomb explosion proceeded unhindered, killing six people, injuring over a thousand and causing over a half billion dollars’ worth of structural damage.

Throughout his couple years of undercover work for the FBI, Salem had secretly taped hundreds of hours of meetings with FBI personnel and eventually some of the tapes were turned over to the NYTThe article makes reference to Salem’s anguish, guilt and upset over not being allowed to thwart the Trade Center bombing. An FBI agent identified as Susan Floyd attempted to console him, “Hey, I mean it wasn’t like you didn’t try and I didn’t try… you can’t force people to do the right thing.” At one point Salem wanted to take the matter to the highest level, registering his formal grievance against the New York FBI to the higher ups in Washington but was dissuaded by FBI supervisor John Anticev who told Salem that the New York office wouldn’t want “things… to go to Washington DC.”

Once the WTC bombing took place, the FBI swooped in to arrest four Muslims charged with the crime, all tried and convicted within a year. After interviewing a fifth man accused in the bombing, Abdul Rahman Yasin was strangely released by the FBI and allowed to fly back to Iraq in 1993. According to a May 31, 2002 CBS article entitled “The Man Who Got Away,” the FBI let Yasin go because he “was so helpful and cooperative, giving the FBI names and addresses, that they released him.” Unless Yasin was on the FBI payroll like Emad Salem holding potentially damaging evidence that could become a major liability for the FBI in its role in the bombing, a terrorist would never be allowed to leave the country.

While the FBI was touted for its quick work in bringing to justice the “guilty parties,” in fact the FBI was complicit in aiding and abetting what amounts to state sponsored terrorism that killed a half dozen Americans and injured 1042 more that it could have and should have easily prevented but chose not to. Not surprisingly, despite the New York Times article, the FBI’s gross criminal misconduct was never pursued by either the mainstream press or the Department of Justice. Had they, 3000 American lives at that same World Trade Center could have been spared from the biggest mass murder on US soil a few years later, along with over 13000 Americans who’ve died fighting the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and the millions who perished in the Middle East and North Africa that should all be alive today.

The sinister truth was never followed up because the crime cabal government led by President George HW Bush just one month out of office at the time was already executing US state sponsored terrorism for his New World Order takeover on the exact same 9/11 spot using Muslim stooges much the same way eight years later his son used 19 more. It’s no accident that Bush made his New World Order speech to Congress on 9/11/91, exactly one decade to the day in advance of 9/11/01. Author of Fifty Years of the Deep State Mark Gorton concluded George senior was the mastermind behind both the 1993 forerunner as well as the big 9/11 killer:

The purpose of the 1993 WTC bombing was to create a rationale for a “security upgrade” of the WTC complex.

Comment: Though Bush Sr. is no doubt responsible for a number of large scale criminal geopolitical dirty tricks, to say that he was the mastermind of 9/11 in particular is most probably stretching things a bit. Then again, it is true that Bush Sr. has had ties with the bin Laden family going back many years…

At a cost of a half billion the Port Authority director of New York and New Jersey brought in Kroll Associates led by Rand counterterrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins to perform a “complete security analysis.”

Another 9/11 inner circle player was the future Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-2009). In 1993 Michael Chertoff was the United States Attorney for the district of New Jersey. His neocon affiliations resulted in a meteoric rise in his legal career into a national security tsar. Another Zionist holder of dual Israeli-US citizenship, Chertoff wrote a substantial part of the unconstitutional Patriot Act, Bush-Cheney’s illegal torture practice and draconian laws that permitted detainment of hundreds of Muslims in the US. For one month in 2000 our future Homeland Security director was both defending an accused terrorist financier linked to supplying arms to Osama bin Laden while appointed by Bush to head Operation Green Quest, a multiagency initiative investigating terrorist funding sources. By corrupt design, an unbelievable conflict of interest that of course attracted no press.

Just like Dick Cheney who went from Secretary of Defense under Bush senior to CEO of Halliburton and then onto VP with Bush junior awarding enormous no bid contracts to his old company bilking billions off the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars, their forever war on terror and Homeland Security… or the Bush family’s deep state connections to the bin Ladens and the Carlyle Group. Our shadowy international crime syndicate government is trademarked by high level cronyism constantly floating shady players in and out of public life, revolving doors between government, think tanks, Fortune 500 corporations, and special interest lobbyism. As a typical example, Michael Chertoff is now teamed up as a partner with former NSA director General Michael Hayden in a private security consulting firm for the government, just like Hayden’s NSA successorGeneral Keith Alexander.

In a post-9/11 interview former station chief of the Dallas and Los Angeles FBI offices Ted Gunderson stated that he believed the CIA and FBI are ultimately responsible for most acts of terrorism. He quoted a statement made by a Department of Justice attorney back in the 1980’s who had just authored the antiterrorism legislation that eventually would become the Patriot Act, “People will have to be killed for this to pass.” Then came the first Trade Center Bombing in 1993 where only six people died and it failed to pass muster with Congress. So the ante was upped big time with the next inside job – the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 Americans including many women and children to put homegrown terrorism on the USA map to stay but also ensured that Clinton’s Antiterrorism Act of 1996 passed.

However, the end product signed into law was a watered down version from the original legislation. So leave it to the neocons to come along a couple years later with their PNAC to pen their infamous plot calling for a “new Pearl Harbor” event to jump start their twenty-first century’s hegemonic conquest and war on terror, and as they say the rest is history, unfortunately still being scripted and staged today by either those same neocon traitors or their protégés.The 1993 twin towers attack paved the way for the 2001 monster attack to finish the job, more than likely vaporizing the towers with a Tesla scalar weapon in combo with prepositioned demolition explosives inside the three buildings. In the same way the Boston Marathon bombing provided the dry run for a major US city lockdown, likewise, this year’s Paris attacks served the same purpose for France and the Jade Helm Operation as the beta test for US military massively deployed over nine states amongst the civilian population, all incremental steps tightening the NWO security noose moving the West toward full blown martial law tyranny coming soon to your neighborhood with perhaps the next false flag or two.9/11So much has already been written on 9/11 exposing the dozens of in-our-face gaping holes in the deep state’s false narrative. Again the US had created Osama and al Qaeda and had already been effectively deploying them as allies on two separate proxy warfronts (Afghanistan and the Balkans) in back-to-back decades by the time fake planes flew into the towers and Pentagon. The CIA was busted handing out free passports in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia so that 15 Saudis amongst the 19 box cutting 9/11 stooges could freely travel back and forth from their native homeland to America. Former Consular General Michael Springmann maintains he was “repeatedly ordered to issue more than 100 visas to unqualified applicants.” Despite the boldface lies coming from Bush and his national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile,” the facts speak for themselves. As far back as themid-90’s it was known that Islamic extremists were taking flight lessons in America to strategically blow up key buildings on US soil.

Like every major terrorist act this century, the CIA and international intelligence community have a long history of already knowing the whereabouts of closely monitored terrorists. The lead 9/11 hijacker said to have flown the flight out of Boston into the North Tower, 33-year old Saudi Mohamed Atta, turns out was not an Islamic fundamentalist at all but a hard drinking, coke snorting, bar hopping, party hardy animal. Evidence shows he was a protected multi-lingual intelligence asset that met and knew CIA and German security personnel. Additionally, two years prior to 9/11, it was reported that a Pentagon employee was ordered to remove all documents indicating Atta was a terrorist.

While living in Naples, Florida Atta was connected to a notorious CIA run Venice Municipal Airport making frequent trips to South America for cocaine. Three of the four alleged hijacking pilots on 9/11 were graduates of that same Venice airport aviation school. The CIA facilitated flying lessons for Arabs entering the US in 1999 in a number of states including California, Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida. Concerted efforts were made by FBI headquarters to sit on reports coming in from field offices at the time alerting that Muslim foreign nationals were suspiciously taking flying lessons. So we absolutely know federal authorities allowed several alleged 9/11 terrorists into the country through unauthorized obtained passports and set them up in aviation schools across the nation including a CIA drug connected one in Florida despite awareness since the mid 90’s of terrorist plans to fly planes into US buildings. The “new Pearl Harbor” in the making.Ample anomalies further cast doubt on the official story. Airline manifest lists providing complete passenger names and seat numbers onboard the four 9/11 planes were obtained from the trial of the alleged 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui arrested just weeks prior to 9/11. These lists indicate that none of the identified 9/11 terrorists were even onboard those ill-fated flights. The question then becomes how did they get onboard the planes or they never were on those flights to begin with. Backing up the latter conclusion, confirmations have surfaced that a handful of the false flag Muslim patsies are still alive. As many as ten have been reported in various locations after 9/11 with several threatening to sue the US government for personal damages.Then there’s that deep layered fine ash and rubble strewn for blocks around what used to be the two tallest buildings in the world and lo and behold within a couple days after the attack suddenly an intact, unblemished passport belonging to a suspected 9/11 terrorist was miraculously found a block away from ground zero. Recovering instant ID’s so that the mainstream media hype can spin to pin instant blame on those violent Muslim terrorists is a common theme running in nearly all false flag operations where the demonic Western crime cabal quickly points the finger at practitioners of Islam religion as the world’s twenty-first century bogeyman.Bush-Cheney’s overt delays and sabotage of an investigation getting started finally yielded to their initial first choice heading the commission none other than fellow globalist war criminal Henry Kissinger. But since that was met with a brick wall of resistance, they settled on cherry-picking implanted shills to stack the 9/11 commission to ensure another whitewashed cover-up just like the JFK Warren commission was secured. Contrast that with the blinding speed at the crime scene to rapidly dispose of all non-powdered rubble of steel fragments shipping it all off to China prior to any forensics analysis. Willful destruction of evidence where thousands died in itself is a crime of the highest magnitude but it too was swept under the filthy carpet.

Yet the criminal Bush-Cheney regime stole two elections and started two illegal costly wars killing millions with complete impunity and they’re still walking around free. Slowly their tons of blood soaked karma are catching up to them. A three judge panel earlier this year ruled that foreigners can sue members of the Bush administration for racial profiling and other charges after the feds swept up visa violators who were Arab or South Asian and detained them for months after 9/11. Though it’s not for war crimes or treason, it’s at least a start.On 9/11 Cheney made sure that all the air defense systems on the East Coast of the United States were ordered to stand down, and that the US military defending our shores happened to be participating in live action drills far enough south in North Carolina to not be available to defend the capitol until after 10:45AM. Meanwhile a major military exercise Global Guardian normally scheduled every year in October mysteriously got moved up a month, no doubt to not interfere with the neocons’ false flag agenda. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Henry Shelton who was not among the conspiratorial insiders was conveniently sent away flying over the Atlantic to a meeting in Hungary when the towers were struck, allowing his vice chairman General Richard Myers who was an insider to within days replace him as Chairman.Another key 9/11 architect was Paul Bremer who two years later would disastrously lead the grand theft looting of Iraq during the first US occupation phase. It was Bremer’s shortsighted decision to disband Saddam’s 400,000 man security force that became the single biggest catalyst for creating a new formidable enemy insurgent that would cost thousands of American soldiers’ lives. But on the morning of 9/11, instead of attending a scheduled meeting at his workplace in the South Tower, he was among the first talking heads on TV pointing the finger at Osama while 200 colleagues in his company were being slaughtered. But then that’s the kind of heartless psychopath with blood on his hands that gets to rule the world.And how can we ever forget that premature announcement by the infamous BBC reporter while Building 7 was still standing 47 stories tall right behind her a full 20 minutes before it fell. Its less than seven second freefall cannot be explained away by one little smoldering fire observed in a small section after the demolition order “pull it” was heard by Larry Silverstein the World Trade Center lease owner who’d just bought an insurance policy against airplanes flying into his buildings for an $4.6 billion payout.

Then there were the hundreds of witnesses who distinctly heard countless loud explosions like a controlled demolition caught on tape prior to the sudden collapse of the tall buildings defying all laws of physics. The thermite debate of conventional demolition explosives versus what likely was a strike by a scalar pulse weapon delivering directed free energy technology unfortunately has bitterly splintered the Truther movement into two camps – the free energy Dr. Judy Wood proponents and the Architect and Engineer crowd. Dr. Wood maintains that the sheer volume of a million tons of steel from 110 story buildings would produce far more bulk volume rubble than the fine powder lack of volume dust. She also cites the lack of seismic activity that buildings with that much mass would produce.

Her latest book “Where Did the Towers Go” attempts to answer how so much massive steel and concrete could be instantly vaporized by the controversial Tesla free energy technology. Those more conventional scientifically minded challenge her theoretical hypothesis accepting that all that steel and debris simply was propelled by the controlled demotion into falling over a wide area. What all doubters of the 9/11 Commission’s fake rendition know is that fires on the uppermost tower levels could never have produced sufficient enough heat to melt into molten steel much less bring down the tallest buildings in the world. And it doesn’t take hundreds of architects and scientists telling us it’s impossible even though they did.

Comment: Unfortunately, whatever accurate information Dr. Wood has been sharing seems to be undercut by her irrational-sounding personality – working against the information she is seeking to convey.

Then there’s the Mossad connection to 9/11 whose fingerprints invariably are left on virtually every false flag operation. It was no accident that theWashington Times ran an article on 9/10/01 reporting that a group of 60 US Army officers had just released their Fort Leavenworth study calling Israel’s intelligence agency a “Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act.” 

Less than 24 hours later the Mossad made good on that prophetic warning playing a key role in murdering 3000 Americans. Evidence includes the van full of Israeli Mossad agents posing as movers caught attempting to blow up the George Washington Bridge. They were detained but then mysteriously released even after police dogs detected traces of explosives in their van. A few weeks after 9/11 another moving van of Israeli agents were stopped in Pennsylvania possessing a video of Chicago with zoomed up shots of the Sears Tower. The local police contacted the FBI and soon enough they too were let go. Then there were the Israeli “Mossad art students” who had rented out an entire floor in one of the towers for months leading up to the attack all the while stockpiling prepackaged explosives. And of course we can’t forget those dancing Israelis whooping it up in the New Jersey park celebrating their victory watching the fruits of their labor come crashing to ground zero.The fact that no body parts or actual authentic crash site in Pennsylvania of Flight 93 was ever found indicates yet more cover-up. It was a small area that appeared staged with very little debris, nothing like any other plane crash. Evidence that at least one of the four “hijacked” airliners flew toWestover Air Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts and the strong plausibility that those so called cell phone conversations were actually recorded from the ground inside a Westover hanger and not from the air is highly probable.The little bombshell announcement the day before 9/11 that went unnoticed uttered by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld that his Pentagon could not track $2.3 trillion in its spending. Since 1996 that squandered unaccounted for pile of taxpayer dollars has soared to an incredible $8.5 trillion dollars. The Pentagon is the only government organization that hasn’t even been audited in this century. Rumsfeld of course was off the hot seat the very next day purposely timed since he was one of the original PNAC “new Pearl Harbor” planners. And then Building 7 housed all the accounting records for the IRS, the Defense Department and the CIA. How convenient to rip America off and then destroy all the evidence.
The criminal malfeasance was off the charts. But with 3000 Americans dead, who bothered to notice? Speaking of financial criminality, how about all those millions made on the stock market just prior to 9/11 by inside traders who just stole unaccounted for taxpayers’ money – a double rip-off. Then like the JFK coup de taut, “mysterious” deaths started surfacing of witnesses who began talking truth exposing deep state lies. The precedent of falsely blaming Muslim terrorists for an inside job was already established eight years earlier using the exact same crime scene after a half billion dollar “security upgrade.” The inside job was finally done.Then there’s that missile sized hole left in the Pentagon where an airliner would be impossible to fit through. Interestingly, in late October 2000 less than a year prior to 9/11, there was a simulation exercise of an airliner crashing into the Pentagon. Meanwhile on the morning of 9/11 just when the US fired one of its own missiles into the Pentagon building, a few miles away sat NWO ringleader George HW meeting at the Ritz Carlton with his favorite Saudi family the bin Ladens. A little later while not one plane was seen in the sky over America, only the bin Ladens were free to safely fly US airspace home. Bush even authorized a special plane to pick up two dozen bin Laden relatives in ten different US cities while America it remained a no fly zone for the rest of us. Aside from excessively close ties with the Saudi family, such preferential treatment for relatives of an accused murderer of 3000 Americans strongly suggests that Osama had nothing to do with the attacks.

Then there was George junior looking as confused and feeble-minded as ever playing classroom Patti-cakes in his brother Jeb’s state of Florida when informed that America was under attack. Our commander-in-chief sat there frozen for an additional “eight or nine minutes” nervously twitching as though he’d seen that movie before… because in fact he had, the government had been practicing simulations of planes flying into the World Trade Center for months prior to 9/11.

As a matter of fact, as standard operating procedure in every false flag operation including the big one on that 9/11 morning, within minutes that the US government was sending mock passenger airliners crashing into the twin towers and a missile later photoshopped into an airplane piercing the Pentagon building, a live simulation exercise involving planes flying into buildings was actually being conducted at the CIA Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, Virginia. Though the drill was not reported until it leaked out at a Homeland Security conference nearly a year after 9/11, AP picked the story up describing the drill as “a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building.” George W merely shirked off the suspicious timing with his characteristically smug smile calling it “a bizarre coincidence.” One would have to be as moronic as George himself to not accept the fact that every single false flag terrorist event is accompanied by a government exercise that invariably goes live with every state sponsored terrorist attack on record.

After just scratching the surface here, the list of sloppy 9/11 anomalies is seemingly endless. Finally with any act of terrorism, the first question to ask is who stands to gain the most with both the motivation and means to pull off a false flag operation on such a large scale? Definitely not some bushwhacking Bush friend in an Afghan cave dying of kidney disease. Nor any Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa or anywhere else on the planet maliciously used by Zionist conspirators as convenient scapegoated targets. Only longtime US Empire partners-in-crime Israel, Saudi Arabiaand the PNAC power pinheads were “gifted” by 9/11’s readymade villain for their endless war on terror. Only those three governments comprising the real axis of evil in this world stood could gain so much by the preplanned events orchestrated on 9/11 and really no one else. Noted intelligence analyst George Friedman writing for a known CIA website stratfor.com on the very same day as 9/11 made it explicitly clear:

The big winner today, intended or not, is the state of Israel. There is no question that the Israeli leadership is feeling relief.

Friedman already knew that this “new Pearl Harbor” would result in US Empire fighting Israeli proxy wars in the Middle East to eliminate any potential Arab opposition while elevating Israel’s regional hegemony to unprecedented heights.

3/3 Madrid Train Bombings

Then exactly 911 days after 9/11 came Spain’s turn for its 9/11 when ten Madrid train bombs ripped apart four fully occupied passenger cars in moving in different locations transporting morning commuters comprised mostly of a lower class immigrant population killing 191 people and injuring 2050 more in the worst terrorist attack in Spanish history. One million Spaniards had protested vehemently against the Iraq invasion the year before despite the right wing prime minister’s support for the war architects meeting with George W. Bush and Tony Blair just three days prior to their Iraq invasion a year earlier. Moreover, with the attacks occurring just three days prior to Spain’s national election, its timing was intended to instantly enflame the wrath of the Spanish citizenry to turn from being against the war to seeking revenge against al Qaeda Islamic terrorists. But instead the public astutely interpreted the attacks as blowback for the incumbent prime minister’s pro-war involvement that had defied the will of the people. After 3/11 nearly 30% of Madrid’s population of 11.4 million residents took to the streets, and the socialist challenger Luis Zapatero won a landslide victory two days later and within the week declared a Spanish troop pullout of Iraq.

This heinous operation had all the earmarks of a highly professional hit job on the Spanish people by Mossad. But its intended purpose completely backfired. The press was persuaded by early arrests of North Africans to rule out initial perception that it was the work of Basque separatists that Spain’s rightwing prime minister adamantly accused as perpetrators of the ghastly crime. As the investigation dragged on with so many botched, changing and conflicting errors and revisions, the press gradually grew divided, split over who the real culprits were though it eventually became clear that no real link to al Qaeda was ever established despite all the planted false flag evidence Mossad had purposely left behind.

From the very start to the verdict finish the police and prosecution engaged in criminal misconduct resulting in growing public suspicion of planted police evidence, witness and evidence tampering, record falsification and extreme incompetence. Similar to 9/11, a top down decision to immediately remove critical crime scene evidence ensured that all four train cars were destroyed within two days after the 3/11 blasts. This marks a historic pattern of deep state willfully committing the blatant crime of destroying crucial evidence and thereby circumventing the possibility of the full truth from ever being uncovered. Recall the 9/11 rubble quickly shipped off to China preventing forensic investigation. That those in the highest echelons of governing power in Western nations would so flagrantly and repeatedly conceal the darker truth of their own criminality speaks volumes.

Another virtual constant in false flag operations is ensuring suspects cannot talk by simply killing them. Conflicting and altered police accounts of how a gang of seven prime suspects were tracked down to an apartment in a Madrid suburb (similar to the recent Paris attacks) three weeks later where all were purported to have blown themselves up along with one policeman in a dramatic suicide act only further muddled the case. The police claimed the group made calls to family just prior to the explosion yet no evidence other than a supposed brother to one of the dead suspects was called as a witness and he maintained he did not believe it was his brother he spoke to.

Moreover, the bomb squad handled the initial chemical explosives analysis instead of the normally better trained and equipped forensics experts to further obscure the actual contents of the bombs that killed so many train victims. Years went by before the chemical analyst even divulged a list of chemicals and her explanation of as to why that critical information was withheld so long – because no one explicitly had asked her for it. Because the investigation was so mishandled clearly by design to intentionally hide the truth, the trial was delayed by three years and in the end only one conviction resulted despite lack of any real solid evidence pinning him to the deadly blasts. What seems most apparent is more Muslims were used as patsies in a failed attempt to link the terrorism directly to al Qaeda. Those fingered were amateurs purposely utilized as fall guy decoys to facilitate the real terrorist professionals – the Mossad – to easily get away with mass murder [again just like 9/11].

7/7/05 London Bombings

As part of a PSYOPS operation, on May 16, 2004 the government-controlled BBC aired on its BBC ONE Panorama broadcast “a what if” script imagining a terrorist attack striking three underground tube subway stations and an above ground bus simultaneously. The panelists were discussing the need for the government to be able to control how the media would present this “hypothetical” terrorist attack. Little more than a year later on 7/7/05 three tube subway bombs exploded underground followed less than an hour later by a blast on a two decker bus in London killing a total of 52 people and wounding hundreds. Immediately afterwards on the same day UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw mimicked past false flag terror events connecting 7/7 to Muslim extremists, “the attacks bear all the hallmarks of al Qaeda.”

As if the BBC broadcast a year earlier outlining in detail the future terror come true isn’t enough to arouse suspicion that 7/7 was another preplanned false flag operation, just like 9/11 and 3/11 before it, another scheduled crisis drill was taking place at the exact same time and places as the real terrorist events. Former senior Scotland Yard counterterrorism expert Peter Power acting as managing director of Visor Consultants, the private security firm contracted with London Metropolitan Police happened to be conducting a live terror exercise in the same subway stations where the bombs exploded and was soon providing a live BBC interview.

Many parallels unfolded between the London bombings and 9/11. Whereas all the air defense systems on the East Coast were shut down on 9/11, hundreds of surveillance cameras within the subway stations were strangely turned off or out of order on 7/7. An Israeli security company calledVerint Systems happened to be in charge of all those nonfunctioning surveillance cameras inside London’s underground subway system. Also based on both witness testimony and physical evidence, at least some of the bombs were not carried in backpacks by alleged suicide bombers but planted underneath the train. The metal flooring where the bombs went off ripped holes pushing adjoining metal upwards to indicate the blast came from below.

It’s been determined that the four suspected suicide bombers the authorities maintain were responsible for 7/7 were hired as role players testing subway security and had no idea that their MI5 handler was setting them up to be sacrificed victims in a state sponsored terrorist plot. Moreover, according to Charles Shoebridge a London Metro Police detective and terror expert, the supposed 7/7 ringleader of the group was a paid informant working for MI5 at the time. The four young men aged 18 to 30 were apparently duped by British intelligence into becoming UK’s 9/11 Muslim patsies.

Another terrorist expert and former Justice Department prosecutor John Loftus told Fox News that the 7/7 mastermind Haroon Rashid Aswat was an MI6 asset protected by British security prior to the bombings. Other evidence points to a convicted US terrorist who as an informant was let out of prison after only four and a half years of a possible 70-year sentence to train the lead London bomber. A New York judge described the terrorist Mohammed Junaid Babar’s service as “exceptional cooperation.” Babar’s probable role as a US informant while training the 7/7 fall guy and his extreme lenient treatment by the US only adds more weight that the London bombings were entirely staged state sponsored terrorism. And just like in both WTC bombings as well as the 3/3 Madrid bombs, accomplices of the crimes were set free.It turns out that Visor Consultants were also part of a larger US Homeland Security sponsored Atlantic Blue joint security exercises in the same London underground subway system in April 2005. The US Homeland Security Secretary at the time Michael Chertoff, previously involved in both the 1993 and 2001 WTC incidents as well as defending a known arms peddler linked to supplying weapons to al Qaeda, contracted with Britain’s counterpart to run the mock terror drill that went live.Adding further indication that 7/7 was a preplanned event, the Scotland Yard contacted the Israeli Embassy in London warning of an impending bomb attack prior to the explosions. Israel’s Finance Minister at the time Benjamin Netanyahu was advised not to attend an economic conference organized by the Embassy, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Deutsche Bank. The conference was scheduled at the Great Eastern Hotel located very near the Liverpool Street subway station as one of three targeted tube stations. Former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani of 9/11 fame happened to be staying at that same Great Eastern Hotel at the time the 7/7 bombs went off. After his politician run, Giuliani started his own security corporation and was a colleague of Peter Power. Coincidence? You be the judge.Along with confirmed evidence of pre-knowledge of the false flag terrorism, numerous links between Netanyahu, Giuliani and Peter Power within the Western intelligence community have fueled speculation of both 9/11 and 7/7 involvement. Additionally their striking parallels reinforce the case for another inside job. Just as Bush resisted a 9/11 investigation, so did his British war crime partner Tony Blair. And the usual anomalies of changing false narratives, deep state secrecy enshrouded by withheld and/or omitted key evidence prohibiting full investigative disclosure, obstruction of justice, known intelligence involvement, immediate linkage by both government and media to al Qaeda as perpetrators and the same means and motive were present for both 9/11 and 7/7.

Three weeks prior to 7/7 the Telegraph announced a UK plan that by the end of 2005, battalions of British soldiers would begin coming home from Iraq. With a majority of Britons favoring pullout, support for the Iraq War was already sagging. So the criminal cabal represented by the US-Israel-UK realized to give its war on terror a shocking jolt, a “new 9/11” British-style would need to be injected. And since preparations had long been in the works that entire year preceding 7/7, the diabolical elite ordered the greenlight for the already scheduled training exercise to suddenly go live. Thus the US, Spain and Britain each had to endure its own “new Pearl Harbor” to ensure the ruling elite’s endless war on terror would stay endless.

January 7th, 2015 Charlie Hebdo Paris Attack

In early December 2014 France made its bold move to formally recognize the Palestinian state. At the same time it also sought lifting Russian sanctions led by the US. When you piss off the big boys of the world, the heart of the ruling beast the international crime cabal led by US Empire of Chaos and its Zionist masters, use of either false flag attacks or scalar technology producing unnatural “natural” disasters are a usual form of punishment. The biggest global bullies have been increasingly using those covertly sinister weapons to intimidate, pressure and threaten other less powerful nations for a quarter century now. And no sooner did the French government take the moral high ground, it was promptly hit with its turn to suffer the French version of 9/11, of course falsely blaming the 21st century villain – Muslim terrorists.

The three Charlie Hebdo patsies – all French citizens – who allegedly attacked the satirizing cartoonist office killing seven and then went on a three day shooting spree killing ten more people before dying in police shootouts were all very much known to French intelligence for an entire decade. The Kouachi brothers had arrived back in France fresh off the battlefields in Syria fighting against Assad forces that of course are completely backed by the US and its NATO allies. Thus they had been armed and trained as the West’s proxy war terrorists. And France is a NATO member and active player in the bombing and terrorism that took down Gaddafi in Libya as well as a strong supporter of terrorist groups fighting in Syria that the Hebdo participants belonged to.

Thus France’s aiding and abetting the Hebdo terrorists automatically makes them culpable for killing its own citizens. French intelligence and security forces apparently had been tracking the Hebdo terrorists for many years with one of the jihadists actually arrested twice for terrorist activities in 2005 and again in 2010 and another one for an attempted jail breakout of a fellow terrorist. French authorities were all too aware of both brothers’ extremist leanings, the appeal that joining al Qaeda to fight and die for their violent cause and their professed desire to fight against what they observed were American injustices occurring daily in Iraq.Both of the Kouachi brothers were reported by US and French officials to have spent time in Yemen receiving arms training in 2011. The older brother is reported to have even briefly lived across the hall from the Nigerian “Underwear Bomber” years earlier in Yemen prior to his Christmas day 2009 arrest at the Detroit airport. That the Hebdo terrorist is directly connected to the Nigerian terrorist is significant in that US intelligence was caught planting the Underwear Bomber with a fake bomb and was allowed to board the plane without a passport for false flag purposes to create another scare in the air in order to panic America. 
Just more PR lies reinforcing fear of Muslim terrorists lurking behind every corner was busted in another staged incident to promote US state sponsored terrorism and its war on terror. It provides preexisting context for government deception that preys on vulnerable young Muslims as war on terror assets in a long history using false flag terrorism. As an aside, the false flag underwear bomb was used to sell invasive body scanning equipment to TSA aggressively being peddled by none other than Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff who happened to own large shares in the body scanning business. More conflict of interest by a morally corrupt, treasonous, high powered public official getting richer off more false flags promoting his fake war on terror that inflicts so much death and suffering on others.The older Hebdo brother Said was also alleged to have received his terrorist marching orders in Yemen from the US born, radical Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who before Obama’s drone strike assassinated him in 2011 and then his innocent Colorado born 16-year old non-terrorist son two weeks later. Awlaki was a who’s who celebrity amongst the terrorist world as he apparently was invited to dine at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11. He was questioned about his connections to three of the alleged 9/11 terrorists, and been confirmed to have met with the Underwear Bomber and shared known links to the Islamic psychiatrist Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan responsible for the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. Insightful US historianWebster Tarpley has even gone so far as to classify Awlaki as “an obvious US double agent who has been used to give the al Qaeda seal of approval to dozens of terrorists.” That would explain why Obama chose to kill an American citizen without arrest or trial. The Hebdo terrorists never operated as lone wolves but were part of a much larger cell of terrorist networks connected to al Qaeda and/or ISIS, although the affiliated al Qaeda branch was not known to team up with ISIS. In any event, the underlying connecting hub is undeniably the creator – US Empire and its NATO allies along with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Gulf State monarchies.So with such a long terrorist rap sheet as veterans of US foreign supported wars, for the world to simply accept the Paris authorities’ bogus claim that there are just too many potential terrorists in France to keep close tabs on is not to be believed. French security forces are tasked with daily monitoring over a thousand identified jihadists that are known to have fought in Syria, Iraq or Yemen and returned home to France. Yet the official line that such high profile seasoned terrorists that embarked on the killing spree last January in Paris somehow as of late spring 2014 just simply vanished off France’s radar screen is preposterous. If we’re expected to swallow that line, we’re also supposed to buy that 9/11, 3/11 and 7/7 weren’t really false flags at all. Or that the Western crime cabal never supports nor uses known terrorists to commit terrorist acts in the Middle East, Africa, North America, Europe or wherever. And Western governments never lie, cheat or steal, nor commit criminal offenses engaging in state sponsored terrorism to strip away civil liberties for more invasive surveillance and control over the global population. You can pull the wool over the eyes of some of the dumbed down masses for only so long before a growing segment finally starts to wake up to deep state’s dark sinister truth. And we’re waking up now.A question of a third possible Hebdo suspect remains unanswered. This is another common occurrence, confusion over identifying the patsies from their handlers. Some eyewitnesses claimed that a third terrorist drove the getaway car after the Hebdo office attack. An 18-year old brother-in-law of one of the Kouachi brothers who did not participate in the attack turned himself in when he saw his name flashed all over the news as the third gunman due to his identification papers suspiciously found in the terrorists’ getaway car as a standard false flag calling card. Strange considering he was not part of the attack at all and was subsequently released from police custody two days later. Recall the miracle find right after 9/11 of the passport belonging to one of the terrorists. This immediate linkage following a false flag terrorist event with instant identification and association of more guilty Muslim terrorists has become cliché in false flag-ology and it’s another malicious weapon in deep state’s arsenal against Islam.

As with virtually all the so called terrorist acts allegedly committed by “Muslim extremists,” Western governments represented by their intelligence agencies actively plan, recruit, coordinate and execute state sponsored terrorism that receives further spin by mainstream propaganda controlling the official false narrative to manipulate and shape public perception and opinion, in effect brainwashing the North American and European populations into associating Muslims with terrorism even more than associated with it being a religion. Tony Blair, Bush, Cheney, Obama all have carried the torch advancing elite’s divisive agenda convincing citizens to fear Islamicextremism as violent, bloodthirsty terrorists desiring to kill every last one of us infidels in this world. False flag terrorism leads the way to promote fear and hate. The bottom line reality is that over 90% of terrorist acts in America have been committed by non-Muslims.

Another noted peculiarity without closure occurred at the kosher Jewish deli where the self-proclaimed ISIS terrorist was killed in a shootout with police after he murdered a policewomen and five deli patrons held hostage. It was initially reported that he had an accomplice inside the deli grocer believed to be his common law wife but then it was later confirmed that she had already fled the country and seamlessly slipped through the Turkish border into Syria. So what happened with that other phantom player? Was he or she a handler or just a prop as part of the larger false flag backdrop? In any event, the deli outcome left none of the known terrorists alive, which of course is extremely common in false flag operations sincedead men can’t reveal the truth. It also turns out that back in 2009 the deli terrorist met in person then French President Nicolas Sarkozy after obtaining employment in a local factory. By itself this could well be pure coincidence but when taken into account with all the numerous circumstantial anomalies as part of another false flag, it becomes one more factor to weigh in and consider.

Then just a few days later one of the lead Hebdo investigators shows up suddenly dead in his office with the official storyline that he committed suicide. This very strange twist of sudden mysterious deaths cropping up after a false flag however is extremely common and almost always points to silencing those who knew too much and were unwilling to support the false flag narrative covering up the truth. That this odd development was treated with near media blackout only casts more doubt and suspicion that his death was caused by foul play and not suicide.

Yet another coincidence or anomaly – the day before the Hebdo attack the French aircraft carrier quietly set sail to the Middle East to fight ISIS. Deep state has a long history of using false flags to whip up anger, revenge and war lust amongst populations that may be reluctant or opposed to war. But terrorism never fails to entice an instant majority that otherwise might be hesitant and wavering to fervently get behind any military intervention. Recall that this was the signature calling card in Mossad’s filthy fingerprints left all over the 3/11 Spain tragedy that fortunately backfired.

The first reaction to such an egregious assault as terrorism is to most often automatically produce a public surge to seek immediate emotional revenge through retaliation. As a recent precedent, when French citizens objected to getting involved again in more fighting in Iraq, suddenly ISIS released on YouTube their beheading of the week featuring a Frenchman and that eliminated any reservation. And some of those graphically violent videos have already been proven and admitted to being staged events for shock and awe theater. Of course since Hebdo has all the trappings of a false flag, leaving the day before a staged terrorist attack actually occurs on French soil might be just another indicator of inside pre-knowledge. French President Hollande was planning to make what would have likely been a controversial announcement to send the naval fleet on January 14th, but sending the weapon of mass destruction complete with fighter planes and a submarine off to combat and vanquish those evil Middle Eastern terrorists became a done deal.

As a follow-up to Hebdo, noted Islamologist Kevin Barrett who maintains close ties with Muslims on the ground in France and North Africa writes of the brutal totalitarian oppression currently underway in NATO ally France. He calls these two false flag attacks on both Parisians and Muslims more Gladio operations engineered by the international Anglo-Zionist crime cabal. Keven both translated as well as recently posted the original account written by Algerian-French citizen Mohamed Boutiche. As a Hebdo witness holding damning evidence that it was another inside job, Boutiche has revealed that the Kouachi brothers were French intelligence assets used as Muslim patsies on 1/7. Mr. Boutiche’s disturbing plight as a persecuted witness details the criminal transgressions the French thug overlords posing as the French government have been resorting to in their determined efforts to silence him one way or the other. The national government’s security apparatus has been cracking down with ironclad fist to squelch freedom of speech, dissent and all efforts exposing the criminal truth regarding deep state-sponsored terrorism.

Sadly, what’s happening to Mohamed Boutiche is happening to honest hardworking citizens throughout the Western world who see grossly criminal injustice being customarily swept under the rug. That perfect storm of world war the ruling elite’s been brewing includes not just fighting other global powers that oppose the senseless violence and destruction perpetrated by US Empire-led West, but war against both Islam as well as all humanity. Every citizen of the world who dares to stand up to the evil and speak the truth is now being targeted as enemies of deep state. Mohamed Boutiche’s battle is our battle.November 13th, 2015 Friday the Thirteenth Paris AttacksAgain timing is everything when it comes to false flags. October saw Putin shocking and rocking the boat making an enormous dent in destroying ISIS infrastructure and with the Syrian army cutting off Islamic State’s vital supply line from Turkey into northern Syria, an ISIS longtime stronghold. The US policy of protecting the terrorists in its pretend war was abruptly turned upside down. Obama’s status as a world leader was badly upstaged and humiliated at the September 28th UN meeting when Putin outed him as a fraud and liar and again weeks later when he exposed the fact that the US and the West including France were the chief ISIS financiers and the only reason why the terrorists have been steadily winning, growing stronger and spreading their violent plague far beyond just the Middle East and North Africa. Putin was radically changing the geopolitics chessboard, threatening to destroy the West’s no longer secret terrorist ally and Assad was successfully averting US Empire’s regime change operation.

Moreover, the political tide was dramatically turning. European nations like Germany and France were recognizing Putin’s strengths as a dynamic, take charge kind of world leader that stood in total contrast to Obama’s feeble lack of leadership and his subversive deceit and destruction. The US led wars created the massive refugee crisis Europe is and will be reeling from for years to come. The US led sanctions against Russia were and arehurting Europe more than Russia. Italy is now pushing back against EU sanctions. The phony US led allied air coalition against ISIS was in total shambles. Saudi Arabia announced it was pulling out. With the nuke deal over Iran, the US-Israeli juggernaut controlling the West was crumbling. France, Germany and Italy have been experiencing serious misgivings over the increasingly volatile mess the US had created in both Syria and Ukraine. Europe does not want to be dragged into World War III against nuclear-powered Russia and China. Yet with reckless abandon the US-NATO appear hell bent on igniting a global war fought in Euro’s backyard. France and Germany were increasingly weary over further involvement with their Empire puppet role. Status quo as set and controlled by US Empire of Chaos and Destruction was fast falling apart. France was ready to jump ship just as the damn was about to break.

Since the temporary war mongering effects from last January’s Hebdo attack had long been evaporated and with Putin’s unanticipated monumentally decisive sea change shaking the balance of world power, Empire of Chaos and Destruction desperately knew it had to reassert itself if its unipolar world hegemony was to be salvaged. The war in Syria and ISIS were both being rapidly lost, once again outsmarted and defeated by grandmaster Putin. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Enter CIA Director John Brennan who goes fast to work to come up with a plan to hatch a far more potent, “new 9/11” inside France. On October 29th Brennan hosts a conference meeting with his French counterpart along with a former Mossad director and an MI6 consultant and came up with Friday the 13th’s Paris II false flag attacks. On the second day of their conference a Russian airliner flying over the Sinai was suddenly blown up killing all 224 Russians onboard. At the time the US and Israel happened to be engaging in a nearby joint military exercise while their Islamic State terrorist ally most likely snuck the crude bomb onboard the Russian plane while parked at the Egyptian airport. Take that Putin! The Empire strikes back!

Two weeks later 130 people in Paris were suddenly dead and hundreds more fighting for their lives in nearby hospitals in the worst attack on French soil since WWII. A large scale, highly coordinated and well-organized Friday night massacre was simultaneously launched at multiple locations. The Friday night massacre was totally preplanned. If you don’t believe me, just ask Brennan himself who was already playing Monday morning quarterback the following Monday when he readily admitted to the press that the international intelligence community had long seen this attack coming. Like Hebdo, 9/11 and all the rest, the Muslim fall guys on the 13th had been monitored for months and years in advance as well. Former antiterrorist Judge Marc Trevidic interviewing French jihadists back in August alerted the French security forces that ISIS was planning a hit on a Paris concert venue.

In an assault and siege at the Bataclan Theater where the Eagles of Death Metal band was performing a live concert, three alleged gunmen opened up firing off hundreds of rounds with their assault weapons into a defenseless, unsuspecting audience of 1000 killing 89 concertgoers. Theone theater photo of the deadly crime scene released to the public showed bloodstained carpet streaks clearly indicating the bodies had been dragged and carefully laid into place just for this single photo with the conspicuous absence of any first responders and EMT’s tending to the bodies or crime scene. That alone makes it highly suspect. With 1000 concertgoers carrying hundreds of iPhones, not one other photo or video of the actual crisis in process, except one very poor quality, darkly lit footage lasting all of several seconds leading up to the alleged first gunshots. The video shows nothing and proves nothing except that authorities have chosen to withhold from the public massive amounts of evidence which of course only generate more reason for suspicion that the staged attacks were anything less than just more of the same old, same old – state sponsored terrorism willfully slaughtering its own people and then amateurishly engaging in yet another half-assed cover-up.

Also similar to 9/11, two months prior to the November attacks, the Jewish family that had owned the Bataclan for the last forty years decided to unload it, reminiscent of Larry Silverstein’s WTC lease and insurance policy. Mainstream press have recently made claims that the terrorists had targeted that particular venue because the owners were Jewish. As of 9/11/15 the current owner is the monarch from Qatar, the wealthiest of all Arab nations per capita and among Islamic State’s biggest Gulf State financiers. In the inside world of international terrorism comes Obama bud-Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s brother who booked the Eagles of Death Metal band to play at the Bataclan on last month’s fateful Friday the 13th.

Not far from the theater, from the first drive-by shooting to the third drive-by shooting for 11 straight minutes a black car with spoke rimmed wheels leisurely drove around the city rapid firing bullets into three different cafes and restaurants in touristy upscale District 11 killing dozens more. Strangely enough during this 11 minute killing rampage, the entire time the police were nowhere to be found as the car was allowed to freely navigate the Paris streets unobstructed to complete its deadly drive-by route without any law enforcement interference or presence. Already aware that a terrorist attack was eminent, it appears the authorities made a decision to simply let this savagely mounted second false flag assault on Paris this year just happen.

Meanwhile, other bizarre, red flag anomalies went down not far away from that concert hall. Three suicide bombers were busily blowing themselves up outside the Stade de France where France was playing Germany in a soccer match. Oddly only one pedestrian who happened to be passing by one of the bombers was killed, suggesting that these alleged suicide bombers could have actually been victims, either that or they foolishly failed to purchase tickets in advance. One was reported to have been prevented from entering the stadium by a Muslim guard. The whole purpose of a terrorist putting on a suicide bomber vest is to take out as many nearby victims as possible which would have obviously placed them all inside the crowded stadium where even French President François Hollande was a spectator. A true terrorist who hates the West and all our “freedoms” would have at least made better attempts to get closer to the French president before blowing himself up.

Immediately after the attacks the media announced that a Syrian passport was found on one of the three dead suicide bombers. Now all that fearmongering warning us of terrorists covertly posing as refugees coming to kill Westerners has now been predictably played out. We knew this was coming and of course expect more. Have you noticed how terrorists’ passports are incredibly durable? Recall the 9/11 passport that survived a vaporized WTC hit, and now this one showing up after a bomb goes off. Then the ID papers of an 18-year old brother-in-law who had nothing to do with the Hebdo attack mysteriously left in the gunmen’s getaway car.

From the beginning the agenda is for mainstream media to spread the news that another terrorist attack has been perpetrated by more Muslim terrorists. This dirty trick of “planting false evidence” is to instantly register in people’s minds the world over that the guilty murderers behind every heinous act of terrorism are Muslim terrorists. It’s become another standard false flag fixture. Even before any investigation has the chance to start, MSM ensures that it shapes worldwide public opinion and reality as judge, jury and executioner.

Speaking of which, no accident that President Hollande became a crowd witness to the explosions near the stadium, just as no accident that before the crime was even completed the French leader was declaring to the world that France was at war, and then kept repeating his “France-at-war” mantra over and over again. Thanks to the false flag formula before the smokescreen even cleared, the world was already convinced that more Muslim terrorists were murdering over a hundred innocent people who look just like you or me, that we [the West] are now really at war against those barbaric MENA monsters. No more Obama fake job war, this time the West really means it when they say we’re at war with those bad guy terrorists. And within an hour or so angry citizens in Calais began setting fires to a Syrian refugee camp as “righteous” retaliation against the twenty-first century enemy of all decency and white bread.

You can’t have a false flag without a co-occurring government exercise training or drill that goes live. This is the one constant that’s present in every false flag. And it’s always a bottom line giveaway that whatever event or crisis, however tragic, in actuality it’s preplanned. Patrick Pelloux is supposedly an emergency medical services specialist and a first responder in last month’s Paris attack as well as January’s Hebdo attack. What are the odds of that? But for all his “valuable experience,” he’s most likely a crisis actor, not an EMT. In any event, he was sure quick to book a radio spot interview confirming that a live drill had been conducted that very same morning on the 13th.

There was even a BBC-Building 7 prophetic touch or two during and even before that Friday the 13th evening when a Twitter account posted a description of the attacks two days in advance of the event. And then Wikipedia two hours into the attacks already had a completed and detailed summary of the night’s happenings including footnotes specifying “this is for Syria” mentioned by a witness, “5 or 6 terrorists” and “3 suicide bombers.” But the clincher was when Wikipedia specified that Hollande would make a televised statement declaring a state of emergency nearly a whole hour before he actually did! Can’t get any more preplanned than that folks. Our governments are killing us for their war on terror and to keep their secret ally ISIS going.

Let’s talk about motive and means that capitalize from such horrific events at our expense. Definitely not the Muslim refugees in Calais whose home got burned down. Nor any of the migrants in Europe or North America, or for that matter no ethnic Middle Easterner or North African regardless of how long they’ve been European or North American citizens. The whole lot of them undoubtedly are only being resented, distrusted and hated even more so by many who feel their native countries have been invaded by unwelcomed outsiders that are destroying their native cultural identities.

The ISIS terrorists would stand little to gain if in fact Hollande’s war and bombs are really dropping on them and not Syria’s infrastructure, or militaryor civilians like so many US and Israeli bombs seem to target. Again, the only true winners in all these diabolical bloodbaths are the murderers themselves, and I don’t mean all the dead Muslims patsies posing as deep state KIA actors who can’t talk about their CIA or Mossad handlers. I’m talking about the ruling elite and their Western governments.

What did the Paris attacks do? The first thing Hollande did was shut down the French border, locking down Paris into martial law conditions and declaring a national emergency that’s since been extended another three months. Like clockwork, it’s unleashing yet another round ofdraconian antiterrorism laws and raids intended to enslave the population even more. It also ensured that the one world government conference, I mean that UN Global Climate Change Conference, didn’t attract any unwanted visitors who would have protested that global warming is one big NWO hoax. So no one could show up in Paris to demonstrate or call attention to the truth and the ruling elite got their way once again, bringing their one world government one giant step closer for psychopaths. After all, to them, what’s 130 people dead if they’re not inconvenienced by a bunch of raggedy malcontent protesters?

Friday the 13th massacre was the crime cabal’s attempt to steal Putin’s thunder with a bloodthirsty renewed vengeance to expand the war in Syria in order to wrest control away from that wily Putin and re-secure Empire of Chaos’ full spectrum dominance and global hegemony. And the winner is…the war on terror, fully reignited and recharged. Within 24-hours France was once again dropping bombs over Syria, but now bombing like they never bombed before. Obama and his neocon cronies also are winners. Just when they were losing their war to Putin and Assad, now they enlisted on board the war zealot from France followed one by one with the UK, Germany and Italy. Whatever ground was being lost before in waning allied interest for war was instantly regained in spades by the Paris slaughter.

NATO was so gleeful and emboldened by the 130 dead that with Obama’s greenlight, a mere week and a half later they authorized fellow NATO member Turkey to commit an act of war against Russia by shooting down its fighter jet killing the pilot for simply flying inside Syria’s sovereign airspace at the request of its sovereign leader. And then lest we forget Israel and its Mossad, the undisputed masters of False Flags-R-US. Allied proxy wars against Muslims in the Middle East never fail to bring a big shit-eating grin to genocidal war criminal Netanyahu and his fellow Zionazis. The real reason terrorism struck Paris last month was to jump start US Empire’s failing regime change war against Assad and Putin in Syria. The same global fixation to maintain its unipolar prowess and hegemonic control at all cost is the same reason the US refuses to share a global balance of power with Eastern nations Russia and China. Bottom line, the globalists want war and terror and Empire dadgummit better deliver.

Conclusions

Though with each passing terrorist attack comes more anti-terror laws giving deep state unlimited power to track citizens’ every move on this planet,have you noticed it doesn’t seem to be making any difference? After each deadly attack we learn the identified terrorists had been known to the authorities for months and even years in advance. Clearly despite all their sophisticated technological means and usurped legal authority to track and monitor, both the frequency and magnitude of terrorist incidents just seems to be skyrocketing, and the disturbing facts presented below confirm this public consensus. This suggests that neither the hi-tech tracking mechanism nor the increasing legal authority for invasively unlawful surveillance is working for us at all, or much more sinister and probable, deep state intentionally authorizes and manufactures terrorism at will. And since governing Western powers have been proven beyond any doubt to finance, control and have long been in bed with the terrorists all along, the naked truth is that our own crime cabal government is killing us in more Gladio-type operations every year.

Another grim reality, we citizens are perceived by our totalitarian government as mere expendables, as longtime globalist guru Henry Kissinger has not-so-fondly referred to us as “useless eaters.” Moreover, this kind of increasing contempt and animosity has also been reflected in how our own Israeli trained law enforcement officers operating in police state USA have come to both view and treat us average everyday Americans. And then for years such high profile globalists as Bill Gates and Ted Turner’s bogus misadventures have been casually calling forthinning the human herd down by 90%. With this all too sobering, bigger picture perspective, state sponsored terrorism is indeed very real… just another hard kill method in their unlimited WMD arsenal.

A few factoids: The most recent global terrorism index (GTI) released a month ago reports that last year in 2014 the number of human lives lost to terrorism around the world rose by an astounding 80%, the highest it’s ever been. The neocons who actually invented their war on terror out of thin air back in 2000 when they devised their nightmarish vision for this century, there was little terrorism to speak of, at least compared to today’s global terrorism that their diabolical policies have currently led us to in 2015.

Since 2000 and the Cheney-Bush-Rumsfeld PNAC, the number of people dying from terrorism has soared to nine times what it was. Deaths from terrorism in the Middle East from 2002 to 2014 have spiked 4500%. Prior to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, there were zero suicide attacks in Saddam’s WMD-free zone. Since then there have been 1892. In the 14 years prior to 9/11 only one suicide attack was recorded in Pakistan.
But since 9/11 where the US has been fighting its undeclared drone war for the past 14 years now, Pakistan has suffered 486 suicide attacks. Last year alone saw more civilians killed in Afghanistan at 2643 than ever before since the US 2001 invasion despite our military occupation and war lasting over a decade still raging on with no end in sight. So much for America’s war on terror when all it has produced in this world is more war and more terror. But then that’s never really been the Bush-Obama objective. All along the real US Empire agenda has only been to increase terror around the planet. After all, terrorism-R-US. More terror, more fear, more control.Globalists have long known that keeping humans afraid in the dark living daily in fear is the easiest way to control them. Despite more 9/11-like terrorist attacks impacting the West, 78% of 2014’s terrorist attacks occurred in just five countries, the very ones that have been most destroyed by US wars – Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and Nigeria. That fact only reinforces the earlier point, that wherever America fights its global war on terror always produces the most terrorism. As the world’s worst violator of state sponsored terrorism, it only makes sense that nations the Empire of Chaos and Destruction chooses to fight are where terrorism most flourishes. So much for our boys [and girls] in uniform being the good guys of the world. This reality check also proves that the US military is not the global force for good as the propaganda commercials have always claimed.It’s finally time we stop with the phony pious platitudes supporting our troops when we need to face the dark truth that the fruits of their labor have only made us less safe in a far more dangerous world. If you love our servicemen and women in uniform, remind them to honor their sworn constitutional oaths by protecting our nation and citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic. Tell them not to fight in any more foreign wars but protect us from a criminal government that increasingly shows signs it plans use our own military to harm us. Though volumes could be written on how our government is on course to do us grave harm, one simple question can suffice to illustrate that point. Why else would US Postal Service and the Social Security Administration be buying up billions of rounds of hollow point bullets? Perhaps one day they’ll deliver a bullet with our name on it instead of our mail. Or when we retire we automatically report to the SSI office where they line us up before a firing squad.When it’s the governments engineering the state sponsored terrorism killing their own people that’s then used to justify more antiterrorism laws and more surveillance, the more is better syndrome is a trap, a deceptive excuse to imprison humans in tyrannical deep state misery. Plus even the experts who worked years at NSA emphatically unequivocally warn that more tracking simply doesn’t work to keep us any safer. Former NSA head of global intelligence operations Bill Binney believes the more is better syndrome actually interferes with trying to stop terrorists:

I am calling all these attacks a result of “Data bulk failure.” Too much data and too many people for the 10-20 thousand analysts to follow. Simple as that.

In conclusion, first the US Empire created the al Qaeda/ISIS Frankenstein to promote its perpetual state of global terror, and then took turns replicating its “new Pearl Harbor” over and over and over again, first on 9/11 in the US, then on 3/3 in Spain and then on 7/7 in the UK. Tragically with last month’s bloodbath, two more this year have been added in France. Then just three weeks after Paris, another false flag hit us much closer to home in San Bernardino killing 14, the biggest mass killing on US soil since the Sandy Hook false flag. As a result, Americans’ fear of terrorism has never been this high since right after 9/11, dreading that only more terrorist violence is on the way since it’s clear the government cannot, or will not protect us, especially since own our government is the perpetrator. By design all this false flag terrorism is guaranteed to brainwash people into fearing Muslim terrorists when the actual murderers terrorizing all us citizens on this planet are our own treasonous governments, not their Muslim patsies.

The world needs to wake up and hold accountable the demonic, guilty architects inflicting so much blood, sorrow and terror on all of us. We can no longer afford to stick our heads in the sand hoping the problem will go away on its own. It won’t. Nor can we allow the ruling elite and its government errand boys and girls to continue killing us with impunity while deceitfully blaming the Muslims that only foments increasing hostilities, ignorance and hatred. Spreading the seeds of distrust and hate only assists the globalists’ agenda to divide and conquer the human domain handing them absolute power and control over the entire global population. The only sane and moral choice is to stand up for humanity and the truth in the face of the real enemy out to destroy us.

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West tramples Syrian sovereignty while promising to uphold it

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The UN Security Council has adopted a roadmap for peace in Syria. Unfortunately, according to journalist Manlio Dinucci, the roadmap can’t lead anywhere so long as some of the body’s members continue to systematically violate Syria’s sovereignty, while their allies provide support to the terrorists the rest of the world is meant to be fighting.

Last week, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2254, endorsing the road map for the Syrian peace process, and setting a timetable for talks aimed at bringing the brutal, half-decade-long conflict to a close.

Despite being hailed as an important step toward peace, not everyone is optimistic over the resolution’s significance. The problem, according to Italian journalist Manlio Dunucci, is that three of the Security Council’s permanent members are engaged in the systematic violation of the country’s sovereignty, while their allies provide direct support for the terrorists ripping Syria apart.

“Defusing the conflict in Syria would contribute to easing tensions throughout the Middle East, but there is a problem,” Dunucci, a columnist for progressive Italian newspaper il Manifestoexplained

“Among the Security Council’s five permanent members, three – the US, France and Britain, have blatantly violated ‘the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic’ [a line from the draft text], despite voicing their ‘strong support’ for the resolution. They are the ones responsible for the ‘increase in terrorists drawn to the fighting in Syria’, despite simultaneously expressing their ‘gravest concern’ over the issue.”

“Thus,” the journalist notes, a real ceasefire actually “depends for the most part on three NATO powers, plus Turkey – the outpost in the covert war against Syria, and other members of the alliance, such as Germany. It also depends on another power – Israel, which has its fingers not just in this pie, but in many others. What are their intentions? In this case, the facts speak louder than words.”

“On December 18, the same day the UN Security Council was working through its roadmap for peace in Syria, NATO announced the shipment of Danish and German warships to Turkey, as well as AWACS aircraft, all ‘in order to strengthen the security of Turkey’s border with Syria’.”

“In reality, ” Dunucci notes, “this was a direct move against Russia, whose intervention in the war against the Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists had shifted the prospects in favor of Damascus. A day later, NATO announced the readiness of the first Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance drones, to be based in Sigonella, Italy…and which will serve to conduct espionage missions against countries in the US/NATO crosshairs.” Simultaneously, “Germany announced the delivery to Israel of a fifth German-built submarine, capable of carrying nuclear weapons.”

“As Der Spiegel has documented, these Dolphin-class subs have been modified to be able to launch the US Popeye Turbo submarine launched cruise missile (SLCM), capable of carrying a nuclear warhead a range of 1,500 km. With this new sub, dubbed the Rahav, and costing over $2 billion – a third of it paid by the German government, Israel strengthens its position as the only nuclear power in the region at the same time that Iran (which, unlike Israel, has acceded to the Non-Proliferation Treaty) has renounced nuclear weapons, while Syria has handed over its chemical weapons, meant to contain Israel’s nuclear forces.”

Dunucci also recalls that “on December 19, a day after the Security Council reaffirmed ‘the sovereignty and territorial integrity’ of Syria, Israel launched an airstrike on Damascus, destroying a building and killing, along with several civilians, Lebanese militant leader Samir Kuntar, who had spent thirty years in an Israeli prison for his involvement in the struggle for Lebanese and Palestinian independence. Released in a prisoner exchange in 2008, Kuntar had joined Hezbollah, and was preparing to fight against Daesh. For this reason, it seems, he was included in Washington’s list of ‘international terrorists.'”

“Meanwhile,” the journalist added, “France, which also supported the Security Council ceasefire in Syria, announced the receipt of a $7 billion down payment for the supply of 24 Rafale fighter-bombers to Qatar – a regime which facilitated the outbreak of the war in Syria after playing a hand in Libya’s destruction. Like Saudi Arabia, Qatar has invested billions of dollars into Daesh and other terrorist groups, before joining the ‘anti-Daesh’ coalition led by the United States, and then the Saudi-led ‘Islamic anti-terrorist coalition.'”

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