Friday, April 28, 2017

Mother Superior Jumped the Gun (France vs Reality)

This is NOT about conspiracies, this is about the facts


From ABC News: France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a 2013 sarin attack in Syria that matched the new ones. The findings came in a six-page report published Wednesday. Russia, a close ally of Assad, promptly denounced the French report, saying the samples and the fact the nerve agent was used are not enough to prove who was behind it.

From AFP: French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said Wednesday.

Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun, in which 31 children were among the dead, showed "there is no doubt that sarin gas was used" and that it was produced by Syrian laboratories.

"There is no doubt about the responsibility of the Syrian regime given the way that the sarin used was produced," Ayrault told journalists after the report was presented at a meeting of French defence chiefs.

He said the substance France believes was used in the attack contains hexamine, a component that was also found in a gas attack in Saraqib, northwest Syria, in 2013.

"We are able to confirm that the sarin used on April 4 is the same sarin that was used in an attack in Saraqib on April 29, 2013," he said.

Ayrault said the chemical fingerprint is "typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories".

"This (production) method bears the regime's hallmarks and allows us to determine its responsibility for this attack," he said.

The report added that "the presence of hexamine indicates that this manufacturing process is that developed by the Scientific Studies and Research Centre for the Syrian regime".

The report said the analysis was carried out by comparing "environmental samples" found at Khan Sheikhun with unexploded ordnance found at the site of the 2013 attack.

- Washington convinced -

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by his ally Russia, has strongly denied allegations that his forces used chemical weapons against the town, describing it as a "100 percent fabrication".

He has said repeatedly that his forces turned over all chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013, under a deal brokered by Russia to avoid threatened US military action.

That agreement was later enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution.

In a policy U-turn, US President Donald Trump ordered air strikes on the Syrian airbase from which Washington believes the attack was launched.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday there was "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned Assad's regime not to use them.

"There can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all," Mattis said during a visit to Israel.

Mattis added that the Damascus regime would be "ill-advised to try to use any again", adding: "We've made that very clear with our strike."

On Monday, the US government placed 271 Syrian chemists from the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre and other officials on its financial blacklist in response to their alleged role in the chemical weapons attack.

Washington says the SSRC was responsible for developing the alleged sarin gas weapon.

EDITORS NOTE: Are you ready boyz and gurls? France and the US think they can take Russia and China. Are you ready to sacrifice your children for another oil pipeline? Because really, why else would they put Trump in the White House? Trump has zero political or military experience and therefore he will do as he is told.

Sarin gas? Chlorine was the gas used, not sarin.. In videos and pictures shown around the world, you can clearly see that 'rescuers' are either handling the 'victims' bare hand and no breathing apparatus whatsoever. Had this been sarin, they would also have died. The 2013 'gassing' was, according to Del Ponte done by the terrorists. It's beyond shameful that the western powers will stoop so low as to publicly lie about such an alleged event. The 'white helmets', which is a terrorist organization supported again by the west, is involved.  They have staged numerous 'rescue' videos and to take their word at face value is irresponsible.

Syria was winning the war, had Russia helping to eliminate ISIS and had for the first time an American government who had said they would not push the ouster of Assad and would let the Syrian people decide that. There is no way in hell I'm buying that Assad would completely throw that leverage down the toilet and slide everyone into the "Assad must be ousted" camp again. And for what? What military value was there in killing 88 people in a mostly civilian area? I might have bought it if say it was an attack that killed a few thousand people, maybe buy that he would think the benefit outweighed the consequences because he wanted to wipe out an area that had a large volume of terrorist fighters, but not to kill 88 people (mostly civilians) which would do nothing to advance military objectives and only hurt his 80% approval rating among the Syrian people. This has false flag written all over it by the same globalist puppet states who have been staging a bunch of false flag terror attacks in our countries to get the brain dead sheep on board with their geopolitical agendas. The agenda has nothing to do with ISIS it was always about ousting Assad and inserting a puppet. If it was about ISIS we wouldn't be funding them, arming them, and training them in Jordan prior to and during the conflict.

The anti-tank missiles used by the terrorists are US manufactured, not to mention all the rest of their arsenal which are from one Western country or another and their allies in the region. So, what do we make of this? How do we judge this situation? Notice how even the reporters are having a hard time backing the US's claims. Forced to admit the truth just like in Afghanistan when the US claimed Russia had attacked when all along the CIA was training 'rebels' to draw Russia into their own Vietnam. And it was Russia being attacked but in the US no one believed the Russians did they?

This should not be a right, left, liberal, conservative issue, either you value your own children's lives more than oil or you don't. You decide. It's not our civil-war. Not our business. If you want to stop WWIII and I'm not joking here, start calling your Senators and Congresspersons now and tell them #NoMoreWar, period. Tell them in no uncertain terms that you are not interested under any circumstances, in any more wars. Bring the troops home, seal the borders and put America first.

I've done the hard work all that you have to do is press the social media buttons found below. And call: 

Member of Congress: US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 To locate your Member on-line: U.S. House of Representatives: U.S. Senate:

Stay informed:

MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged

 False Flag: How the U.S. Armed Syrian Rebels to Set Up an Excuse to Attack Assad

LiveLeak Chemical Attack in Syria FAKED

The US Government Sent Blackwater Veteran To Syria to stage chemical attack  

UK & France to join U.S. military action in event of new false flag Syria chemical attack: Johnson

Damn, didn't Putin say last week to expect more bogus chemical attacks and then proceed to warn the US that attacks on a sovereign nation (Syria) would not be tolerated in the future? So, kick it up a notch, turn this into all-out world war for OIL.

(Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign minister Boris Johnson said.

The United States accused the Syrian army of carrying out an April 4 attack in which scores of people died from poison gas. It responded by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base, and has said it would not tolerate use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.

Britain endorsed the U.S. response to the chemical attack, but was not directly involved. However, Johnson suggested the government would back Trump militarily if requested to do so in the event of any future chemical weapons attack.

"If the Americans were once again to be forced by the actions of the Assad regime ... and they ask us to help it would be very difficult to say no," Johnson told BBC radio.

Johnson said it remained to be seen whether such military assistance might need the permission of parliament, which in 2013 voted against bombing Assad's forces in Syria to deter them from using chemical weapons.

The April attack in Syria has raised tension between Western powers and Russia, which has provided military backing to Assad's government. 

EDITORS NOTE: There's your signal ISIS. Time for another false flag. NAZI-NATO could not destroy Syria like Libya by supporting terrorists. SO they decided to do it in-person. But the problem is they need an excuse like how they started the Iraq war. We all know it was fake. Because they create fake evidence and then present it to the UN as fact. Where's Colin Powell when you need him? So they decide to play dirty games without evidence just their thin lips.

I'm wondering, why don't we want international investigation of that attack in accordance with all rules as Russia and Assad are offering, ha? If there was sarin at that base, it easy to find, especially after bombing. What is our problem, I'm wondering.

All politicians who take Saudi/Qatar/UAE money, agree that Assad must go, Republicans agree with Democrats on this one... FOX news agrees with Democracy Now, Boris Johnson agrees with Hillary and Trump.... Who both just happened to agree with Bernie Sanders.... Assad must go. The unanimity of politicians and their respective media outlets sends chills down my spine. I've kind of counted on an adversarial process between Democrats and Republicans.... and I am concerned that money is the secret to unanimous positions on any policy.

Good is bad and bad is good.. Orwell sure knew what he was writing about..

Stay informed:

MIT expert claims latest chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged

 False Flag: How the U.S. Armed Syrian Rebels to Set Up an Excuse to Attack Assad

LiveLeak Chemical Attack in Syria FAKED

The US Government Sent Blackwater Veteran To Syria to stage chemical attack  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Google backlash is growing

By REUTERS/Stephen Lam

In the wake of the leaked FTC report indicating that Google threatened web sites with removal from its search engine if they didn't let Google use their content, the backlash against Google is rising again.

A few years ago, Google faced a lot of criticism, for everything from letting some of its Street View cars collect people's Wi-Fi data, to showing ads from Canadian pharmacies who violated US laws.

And, “The conduct under investigation includes alleged preferential placement of Google vertical search services, demotion of rivals in Google’s search results rankings, and the unauthorized use of user reviews, star ratings, and other content that Google scrapes from competing vertical search sites,” Abbott said in court documents in June 2012, when he filed allegations that Google refused to turn over materials related to the probe. “If Google is maintaining its monopoly in horizontal search through exclusionary conduct directed at vertical competitors, or monopolizing the search advertising market through exclusive contracts, the Attorney General’s Office may bring an enforcement action against Google for monopolization.” Ted Cruz

But the criticism seemed to have died down in the year or so.

Now, a consumer advocacy group in the US in calling on the Federal Trade Comission (FTC) to reopen its investigation into Google, while at least one lawmaker in Europe is calling for a crackdown on its practices.  

At the heart of the matter is the internal FTC report's finding that Google was effectively blackmailing competing sites like Yelp and Amazon into using their data in its own search result. If they didn't agree, they would get blacklisted from search results entirely. 

The report recommended that the FTC file charges, but instead Google underwent some voluntary changes and the investigation was closed.

In the European Union, however, investigations into Google's allegedly anticompetitive practices are still going on. Outtspoken Google critic and European Parliament member Ramon Tremosa Balcells has used the report as ammunition in his fight for the European Union to take a strong stand against the search giant.

Some have criticized the EU's scrutiny of Google as kneejerk reactionism against a successful American company invading European territory. The fact that the FTC could have, but didn't, file charges, show that the issues are serious and that it's not a “protectionist E.U. war against a U.S. company,” said Tremosa, according to a New York Times report.

Meanwhile, Consumer Watchdog, a California-based advocacy group, says that the report's findings indicate that it's time for the US Senate Antitrust Committee to reopen an investigation and figure out exactly how Google escaped prosecution.

"It is unfathomable that the FTC declined to sue the Internet giant, in the face of pervasive and persuasive evidence from its expert staff. The only way the FTC can redeem itself and regain public trust is to re-open the case. Indeed, Google's anticompetitive and abusive practices of favoring its own services in search results continue," said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project director, in a press release. 

Google continues to insist on its innocence, while the FTC stands by its decision not to press charges.

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Google Alternatives: DuckDuckGo / StartPage

CIA's Stress Position

By focusing on waterboarding, we can sometimes forget that the other "alternative techniques" for "enhanced interrogation" are also forms of torture, even when they leave no permanent marks, or, in the words of AEI's John Yoo, do not cause major organ failure. The term "stress position" for example, when uttered by someone like Rush Limbaugh, who described some of what happened at Abu Ghraib as nothing more serious than fraternity hazing, can seem banal, even defensible. These positions, which the president strongly supports, can nonetheless become very quickly hideous acts of cruelty. Here's a photo of what the Nazis called Pfahlbinden. 

You can seen that individuals are contorted just by the weight of their own bodies into positions of excruciating pain that lasts until it is unbearable. In this picture, it does not appear that the methods are being used to interrogate. They are being used for sadistic purposes. They are worse than the 'stress positions" we have evidence of in US custody because the Nazi prisoners were literally suspended in the air, their feet barely touching the ground. But the victims of US stress positions were chained to fixtures and walls with hands chained above and behind the head, with feet barely on the ground. They had a tiny bit more support for their feet, but it often made the procedure longer and in end, therefore, more painful.

When you hear a banal phrase like "stress position", and hear people dismiss it, remember that everything is in the doing. And when human beings are given total control over others, they are capable of great evil. Sane and civilized societies do not give permission for such things. And they do not make excuses for them. And when they discover they have been done, they investigate and prosecute those who broke the law.

Stay informed: 

35 Types of Torture approved by the CIA 

Empires in Chaos and the House of Saud

The Saudi role in this war has been to come up with the oil price shock – which is hurting not only Russia but also Iran and Venezuela, among others.

This is an attempt to limit the supply of Russian oil and gas to the EU, thus increasing the share of supply obtained by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the other Gulf allies of the US. Also to increase the price of non Russian oil and gas.

When the Civil War in Ukraine failed to draw Putin directly into the war on the side of the rebels and the sanctions thus far applied against Russia failed to have any meaningful effects a different tactic was tried by the US and Saudi Arabia by dropping the oil price to below $50 to cause the Ruble to collapse and (they thought) to destabilize Russia's economy.

Both oil and Rubles have dropped by 50% so Russia is still getting the same number of Rubles for it's oil, but the number of Rubles Russia gets for it's natural gas sales has increased substantially because the price of gas hasn't dropped nearly as much as oil. (This is reflected in Russia's record government budget surplus of $23bn from January to November 2014.)

The major cause of concern for Russia are large capital outflows, but China has stepped into the breach by supporting the Ruble and by saying it will up it's levels of investments in Russia. China has $4tn of Foreign Currency Reserves.

This is a huge bonus for China who will be buying Rubles and Russian assets while they are undervalued. This is on top of the bonus to China of the 50% drop in the oil price (China is the largest importer of oil after the US).

N.B. the devaluation of the Ruble is causing high price inflation in Russia from the increased costs of imports. This will encourage Russia to produce more itself and to import less from abroad, increasing Russia's already substantial trade surplus.

The BRICS increasingly successful actions have marginalized the US Dollar in international trade and will put an end to the Petrodollar system and the Dollar as Reserve Currency.

The US created ISIS in the hopes that they would be able to remove Assad so that Saudi Arabia and Qatar could build a pipeline through Iraq, Syria and Turkey to supply Europe with gas that is currently being supplied by Russia. When this plan failed a false-flag chemical attack was blamed on Assad in the hopes of justifying a complete invasion. So far that full scale invasion is being blocked by the Russians.


Goldman Sachs On The Myths & Realities Of Russia's Oil Sector

Financial Times Lex: Russia is a Creditor to the World - Default Risk Non-existent

China's medium term plans are to replace the US Dollar as Reserve Currency by forming a coalition with the BRICS


1. Washington's New Iron Curtain to drive a wedge between Russia and the EU to the detriment of both and the high level meeting in Yalta in September 2013 that discussed Ukraine's future

It Was All Planned at Yalta

In September 2013, one of Ukraine’s richest oligarchs, Viktor Pinchuk, paid for an elite strategic conference on Ukraine’s future that was held in the same Palace in Yalta, Crimea, where Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill met to decide the future of Europe in 1945. The Economist, one of the elite media reporting on what it called a “display of fierce diplomacy”, stated that: “The future of Ukraine, a country of 48m people, and of Europe was being decided in real time.” The participants included Bill and Hillary Clinton, former CIA head General David Petraeus, former U.S. Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers, former World Bank head Robert Zoellick, Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, Shimon Peres, Tony Blair, Gerhard Schröder, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Mario Monti, Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite, and Poland’s influential foreign minister Radek Sikorski. Both President Viktor Yanukovych, deposed five months later, and his recently elected successor Petro Poroshenko were present. Former U.S. energy secretary Bill Richardson was there to talk about the shale-gas revolution which the United States hopes to use to weaken Russia by substituting fracking for Russia’s natural gas reserves. The center of discussion was the “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement” (DCFTA) between Ukraine and the European Union, and the prospect of Ukraine’s integration with the West. The general tone was euphoria over the prospect of breaking Ukraine’s ties with Russia in favor of the West.
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The Russian supply of advanced weapons to China (previously only older technology was supplied)

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FBI drones are the biggest threat to privacy in America today

I am really getting sick of this crap the federal alphabet agencies are pulling and that more people don't understand what damage they are doing to the whole damn country.

From the federal-bureau-of-(deliberate)-ineptitude dept

The FBI's assessment of its drones' impact on the privacy of Americans has never been made public. It's been nearly a decade since it first deployed drones, and the agency has yet to provide anything on the subject. FOIA requests (there are several out there) have been greeted with nothing -- every single page withheld under the government's go-to exception, b(5).

Now, it's telling FOIA clearinghouse that its obfuscatory efforts have buried the documents so deep even the FBI doesn't know where its Privacy Impact Assessment is.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to release its plans to tackle privacy risks posed by drone surveillance. Now the agency claims it can’t track them down at all. So does the one Justice Department office responsible for making sure such reports get filed in the first place.

The FBI's continued secrecy runs contrary to both the FOIA and its own obligations to the general public in terms of its surveillance programs' impact on the American public.

The Justice Department confirmed that neither the FBI nor OPCL had been able to find anything despite “an adequate, reasonable search for such records.”

So… did the FBI toss the troublesome document into the nearest shredder (as if it isn't stored online somewhere within its internal network)? Or is it simply uninterested with fulfilling the minimal requirements of its accountability to the public? The latter appears to be the likeliest answer.

The White House has set vague privacy policies for government agencies using drones. Trump issued a directive that sets limits on how unmanned aircraft may be used by federal agencies to gather information on people. The White House said government drones must be used lawfully and “consistent with the Constitution,” and gathering information on American citizens may only be done for an “authorized purpose.”

That doesn’t really restrict what law enforcement can use drones for, or even require a search warrant from a judge.

It's Not Just the NSA

By Mike Masnick TechDirt

The federal government illegally spies on Americans. The details of the NSA's "backdoor searches" have been revealed but that's only the beginning.

It's not just the NSA, remember, the CIA is not supposed to be doing any surveillance on US persons (like the NSA), but that's not what's happening at all. At least the CIA tracks some (but not all) of its abuse of backdoor searches:
In calendar year 2013, CIA conducted fewer than 1900 queries of Section 702-acquired communications using specific U.S. person identifiers as query terms or other more general query terms if they are intended to return information about a particular U.S. person. Of that total number approximately 40% were conducted as a result of requests for counterterrorism-related information from other U.S. intelligence agencies. Approximately 27% of the total number are duplicative or recurring queries conducted at different times using the same identifiers but that CIA nonetheless counts as separate queries. CIA also uses U.S. person identifiers to conduct metadata-only queries against metadata derived from the FISA Section 702 collection. However, the CIA does not track the number of metadata-only queries using U.S. person identifiers.
This involves big collections of content and metadata (so, no, not "just metadata" as meaningless as that phrase is) under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA). This is part of the program that the infamous PRISM effort operates under, and which allows the NSA to collect all sorts of content, including communications to, from or about a "target" -- where a "target" can be incredibly loosely defined (i.e., it can include groups or machines or just about anything).

But it's not just the NSA doing these searches, but the CIA and FBI as well. This is especially concerning with regards to the FBI. This means that the FBI, who does surveillance on Americans, is spying on Americans communications that were collected by the NSA and that they're doing so without anything resembling a warrant. Oh, and let's make this even worse: the FBI isn't even tracking how often it does this. It's just doing it willy nilly:
The FBI does not track how many queries it conducts using U.S. person identifiers. The FBI is responsible for identifying and countering threats to the homeland, such as terrorism pilots and espionage, inside the U.S. Unlike other IC agencies, because of its domestic mission, the FBI routinely deals with information about US persons and is expected to look for domestic connections to threats emanating from abroad, including threats involving Section 702 non-US. person targets. To fulfill its mission and avoid missing connections within the information lawfully in its possession, the FBI does not distinguish between U.S. and non- U.S. persons for purposes of querying Section 702 collection. It should be noted that the FBI does not receive all of Section 702 collection; rather, the FBI only requests and receives a small percentage of total Section 702 collection and only for those selectors in which the FBI has an investigative interest.

Moreover, because the FBI stores Section 702 collection in the same database as its "traditional" FISA collection, a query of "traditional" FISA collection will also query Section 702 collection. In addition, the FBI routinely conducts queries across its databases in an effort to locate relevant information that is already in its possession when it opens new national security investigations and assessments. Therefore, the FBI believes the number of queries is substantial. However, only FBI personnel trained in the Section 702 minimization procedures are able to View any Section 702 collection that is responsive to any query.
Basically, the FBI often asks the NSA for a big chunk of data that the NSA probably shouldn't have in the first place -- including tons of Americans' communications, and the FBI gets to dump it into the same database that it is free to query. And the FBI tracks none of this, other than to say that it believes that there are a "substantial" number of such queries. This would seem to be a pretty blatant attempt to end run around the 4th Amendment, giving the FBI broad access to searching through the communications of Americans with what appears to be almost no oversight.

The CIA is doing these kinds of warrantless fishing expeditions into the communications of Americans as well, but at least the CIA tracks how often it's doing so. Of course, when it comes to metadata searches, the CIA doesn't bother. It's also a bit bizarre that the CIA is apparently carrying out a bunch of those searches for "other U.S. intelligence agencies," when the CIA should be especially limited in its ability to do these searches in the first place.