Western media scoundrels suppress information on America’s responsibility for creating ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups, using them to further its imperial agenda, involving endless wars of aggression.
Turkey is criminally complicit, Erdogan allied with Washington’s imperial project, giving safe haven status to ISIS and other terrorists on its territory, arming them, letting them pass freely cross-border into Syria and Iraq.
One rogue state supports another, both responsible for high crimes against peace.
On Wednesday, Sergey Lavrov minced no words, saying clear intelligence-gotten evidence shows ISIS terrorists maintain constant contacts with Turkish officials, planning new tactics in waging war on Syria.
Last week, the United Nations Working Group (UNWG) on Arbitrary Detention ruled that journalist Julian Assange had been subject to arbitrary detention by the Swedish and British governments and that it must end. The Center for Constitutional Rights noted the significant precedent in the law of detention and the larger implications this has, not only for Assange’s case, but also for the protection of whistle-blowers and refugees around the world.
For the last five and half years, Assange has been detained without charge (first in solitary, then house arrest and now confined in the Ecuadorian Embassy). Over these years, the prosecutor's repeated refusal to interview Assange has denied him the right to defend himself, even though the interviewing of suspects in the UK is a normal Swedish legal practice. His case became complex, revolving around allegations that were largely fabricated. Swedish authorities indicate that one of the women involved felt the police made up the charges and ‘railroaded’ her. Assange was cleared of the suspicion of ‘rape’ by a chief prosecutor in Stockholm before it was then reopened by another prosecutor.
Hold the cheers. Trump didn’t get super-rich by being a good guy. Billionaires make money the old-fashioned way, devious methods unavailable to ordinary people, including small businesses, operating by the rules, honestly and fairly.
His views on most issues are extremist, way over-the-top - like wanting a wall built on the US/Mexican border and having its government pay for it, along with TRUMPeting against Muslim immigrants.
He’s bad for America, real bad, maybe not all bad. Unlike most, perhaps all other presidential aspirants, favoring virtually unlimited military spending at a time America’s enemies are only ones it invents, Trump criticized wasteful war-profiteering, saying:
“I hear stories, like they’re ordering missiles they don’t want because of politics, because of special interests…because” defense contractors are big campaign “contributor(s).”
The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being. U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said Thursday that it would eliminate about 4,000 jobs as it attempts to cut costs following a huge quarterly loss. Credit Suisse posted a net loss for the fourth quarter of 5.3 billion Swiss francs ($5.3 billion), compared to a net profit 691 million francs a year earlier. Tidjane Thiam, the bank’s CEO, said the job cuts would save the firm about 1.2 billion francs per year.Poor performance was linked to a number of different factors including sharply falling oil prices, diverging monetary policies by global central banks, a strong Swiss franc and slowing economic growth in China.
The German treasury has predicted "substantial sustainability risks" to the country amid reports that the Eurozone is set for further bailouts because of fears over another sovereign debt crash. Despite Germany's Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble running a 2015 surplus of US$13.5 billion, experts in his department are predicting "substantial sustainability risks" to Germany's long-term debt-to-GDP ratio because of an aging population.
The head of Russia’s Investigative Committee, Aleksandr Bastrykin, has called for the creation of an international coalition of states to fight the “dictatorship” imposed by the US on the rest of the world, and to reject US dollar as a reserve currency, said an alliance of countries was needed which could act in concert. United States and its allies were waging a “hybrid war” against Russia which included price dumping on energy markets together with “currency wars.”
Global stock markets formally entered a bear market Wednesday after further losses in Asia, European markets closed down reflected crisis of confidence in financial markets, amid a rapid deceleration of the global economy, a sell-off in emerging market debt, a downward spiral in commodities prices, and the seeming perplexity of central banks as to how to deal with a renewed outbreak of panic eight years after the 2008 financial crisis.
A Minnesota city is asking a court for a warrant to enter a rental home in order to check to see if the place is clean. If the city wins the case, inspectors would be able to enter such a building anytime they wish.The renters and tenants say they have nothing to hide but are opposing the city’s move based on principle. No allegations that ordinances have been violated; city arguedt no evidence of wrongdoing is required for the issuance of an administrative warrant..
(Kitco) A spooked world marketplace has prompted keen safe-haven demand for gold that has sent the precious metal to a 12-month high above $1,240.00 an ounce in early U.S. trading Thursday. April Comex gold was last up $44.50 at $1,239.00 an ounce. March Comex silver was last up $0.343 at $15.62 an ounce. There is keen worldwide investor and trader risk aversion as most world stock markets absorbed sharp losses overnight.
Kerry calls for peace now only because his terrorist proxies are losing and doing so decisively. They are all but surrounded in the largest city in Syria, only a matter of time before they cease to exist. Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks’ time.
Only four days after his public defense of torture and “a hell of a lot worse” in US military-intelligence interrogations, billionaire Donald Trump added assassination to his foreign policy arsenal as well. Speaking Wednesday on the “CBS This Morning” program, Trump said that his solution to the US conflict with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program would be to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un; “I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly.”
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will expand its military infrastructure in Eastern Europe, deploy thousands of additional troops to areas bordering Russia. NATO officials agreed to various measures to enhance military positions in Eastern Europe, including more bases, pre-positioned military equipment, thousands of additional combat troops, and stepped up preparations for cyber and asymmetric war.
A member of Russia’s parliament accused the Obama administration of essentially spending a year bombing the Syrian desert as opposed to Islamic State group targets, that American-trained “moderate rebels” had all run off to join terrorist organizations. “(Senator John) McCain accused us of striking out at US-trained insurgents… However, since they have either run away or joined al-Qaeda, hitting them is a mission impossible,”
Video preview: They Killed Him October 25 marked the 10th anniversary of Wellstone's death. Was it accidental or an assassination to silence a sadly missed principled voice? Convincing evidence suggests foul play. More on that below. On October 25, 2002, The New York Times headlined "Minnesota Senator Is Among 8 Dead in Crash," saying: Wellstone "was killed today when his campaign plane crashed approaching a small airport in a wooded region in the northern part of his state." Campaigning for a third term, he "perished along with seven other people when the chartered King Air A100 went down near Eveleth around 10:20 a.m. Central Time, the Federal Aviation Administration reported."
After exploring the Caribbean, Columbus returned to the island of Hispaniola in 1498, known today as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He had left his brothers Diego and Bartholomew in charge and according to Columbus, conditions had deteriorated in his absence. He decided to increase the terror campaign against the Taino people, ruling with excessive cruelty, causing resentment from the colonists and local indian chiefs alike. Complaints of his brutality reached the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 a Chief Justice was dispatched to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains. But Columbus was soon forgiven for his atrocities and granted a fourth and final expedition back to the island of Hispaniola. Upon his arrival Columbus conducted an unparalleled campaign of torture and mass murder. By the time he finally left the island in 1504, the Taino had been reduced from eight million down to 100,000, making Columbus the most prolific serial killer in history. He and his men committed some of the cruelest atrocities against another race ever recorded. Columbus used any pretext as an excuse to kill and torture. Those poor souls who could not pay tribute to him had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death. Columbus was documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n, to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake, and hacking young children to death as punishment for the most minor of crimes. He and his men massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow. By 1542 there were only 200 Taino remaining on the island and soon afterwords they were considered extinct. The truth about Christopher Columbus - Video
Bill Holter from JS Mineset joins us to cover the unfolding global economic collapse. "This is it. We're watching the meltdown. This is history being made." Bill says.
Holter explains, "The Fed has lied themselves into a corner. They raised rates and here we are a month later, the system is imploding and they have no bullets left. They are going to have to do QE4, they are going to have to do negative interest rates."
"I believe this is it. The margin call, the meltdown, we're watching it in real time... I guess the best way to look at where we are right now is, we're standing at the gates of Hell."
David Bowie, whose ground-breaking sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died January 10, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69. Bowie had just released his latest album, 'Blackstar,' on Friday, his 69th birthday. It shot to no. 1 on the iTunes chart in the U.K. and no. 2 in the U.S.,He was theatrical, flamboyant,without parallel in his showmanship. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/entertainment/david-bowie-death/index.html
Public banking expert Ellen Brown warns that people are more at risk in the U.S. to lose their savings because the five biggest banks have nearly $250 trillion in derivatives. In a financial calamity that could cause mass bankruptcies, recent legislation says the derivative holders will be paid first. Brown explains, “The have super priority over everything. . . . All the creditors’ money will be taken in a bail-in. A bail-in is the opposite of a bankruptcy. In a bankruptcy, the bank is liquidated in order to pay off the creditors. In a bail-in, the creditors’ money is taken in order to keep the bank alive. So, we get to die while the bank lives instead of the reverse. They specifically say ‘creditors’ which means shareholders and bond holders, but what most people don’t realize is depositors are also considered creditors. When you put your money in a bank, it becomes the property of the bank, and all you have is an IOU.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Ellen Brown of EllenBrown.com. All links can be found on http://usawatchdog.com/end-of-capitalism-is-here-ellen-brown/
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