Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Excellent documentary from James Corbett of the Corbett Report. Part One of the three-part doc is below. Go to:
for the "The WWI Conspiracy... Part Two The American Front" and "WWI Conspiracy ... Part Three: New World Order"
War is a racket like many of us know. Just how much of a racket it is and just how many American billionaires it has created is anyone's guess.
Go to the link and read the whole in -depth article that the American MSM whose owners have also become multi-billionaires, all thanks to wars and tearing human beings to pieces of meat, won't ever tell you.
Prof Michel Choussudovsky at GlobalResearch
War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US
Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of heroin addiction in the US.
Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal interests.
In 2004, the proceeds of the Afghan heroin trade yielded an estimated global revenue of the order of 90 billion dollars. This estimate was based on retail sales corresponding to a total supply of the order of 340,000 kg of pure heroin (corresponding to Afghanistan’s 3400 tons of opium production) (See Michel Chossudovsky, America’s War on Terrorism, Chapter XVI, Global Research, Montreal 2005)
Today a rough estimate based on US retail prices suggests that the global heroin market is above the 500 billion dollars mark. This multibillion dollar hike is the result of a significant increase in the volume of heroin transacted Worldwide coupled with a moderate increase in retail prices.
Based on the most recent (UNODC) data (2017) opium production in Afghanistan is of the order of 9000 metric tons, which after processing and transformation is equivalent to approximately 900,000 kg. of pure heroin.
With the surge in heroin addiction since 2001, the retail price of heroin has increased. According to DEA intelligence, one gram of pure heroin was selling in December 2016 in the domestic US market for $902 per gram.
The Heroin trade is colossal: one gram of pure heroin selling at $902 is equivalent to almost a million US dollars a kilo ($902,000) (see table below).
Flash back to to 2000-2001.
In 2000, the Taliban government with the support of the United Nations implemented a successful drug eradication program, which was presented to the UN General Assembly on October 12, 2001, barely a week after on the onset of US-NATO invasion. Opium production had collapsed by 94 percent.
In 2001 opium production had collapsed to 185 tons down from 3300 tons in 2000. (see Remarks on behalf of UNODC Executive Director at the UN General Assembly, Oct 2001, excerpt below)....
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Skunk gas used on Palestinian protestors ... how soon before same is used on protestors in USA, France, UK, elsewhere??????
From RT News
Facebook censors & restores video calling Palestine 'Israel's weapons-testing lab'
A video accusing Israel of using Palestinians to test weapons and methods of repression that it later exports around the world was removed from Facebook for several hours, and was only restored after complaints.“Palestine is Israel’s personal laboratory for testing, refining and showcasing methods and weapons of domination and control,” says journalist Rania Khalek in a video recorded for In The NOW web show, which was published on Friday.
After it was posted on Facebook, however, the video was “erased without explanation.”
Battle-tested, combat-approved. In other words, 'This weapon has been used to terrorize #Palestinians' @RaniaKhalek pic.twitter.com/ldzKyVSKxR— IN THE NOW (@IntheNow_tweet) December 28, 2018
Sooooo vomit-inducingly shameless!!!!
Alison Weir at ICH
AIPAC Takes Newly Elected Congress Members, CNN's Setmayer on Propaganda Trips to Israel
The Israel lobby has been busy taking a wide variety of government officials and opinion makers on fully expense paid trips to Israel this month. The trips cost in the range of $10,000 per person.
Six newly elected House members are on a 5-day visit to Israel, a delegation of northern California “progressive leaders” are on a week-long trip, media commentator Tara Setmayer has just returned from such a trip, and a delegation of southern California progressive leaders returned from their trip earlier this month.
The House participants include liberals and conservatives, Jewish representatives and Christian fundamentalists, Trump supporters and Trump opponents: Tim Burchett (R-TN), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Susie Lee (D-NV), Elaine Goodman Luria (D-VA), Denver Riggleman (R-VA) and David Trone (D-MD).
The California participants are County Supervisors John Gioia and Joe Simian, California Democratic Party Executive Committee Member Andrea Beth Damsky, and unknown others. The delegations are named “Northern Pacific Progressive Leaders” and “Southern Pacific Progressive Leaders,” but no one will divulge the rosters.
The AIPAC loopholeThe trips are organized and funded by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), the nonprofit arm of the powerful Israel lobbying group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). AIEF was founded in 1989 “to advance the purposes of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.”
AIPAC is widely believed to be the most powerful organization in the US lobbying Congress on behalf of a foreign country. An outgrowth of the 1939 organization “American Zionist Emergency Council,” AIPAC’s annual convention is attended by ambitious politicians from across the political spectrum (see this example; for more on AZEC, read my book on the history of the Israel lobby).
The goal of AIPAC – and of its trips – is to promote American support for Israel despite Israel’s violations of human rights, international law, U.S. law, and discrimination against Christians and others.
In particular, AIPAC is working to keep the over $10 million per day of American tax money going to Israel. While most Americans feel Israel already gets too much money, Congress is about to pass legislation that will increase the gift even further. This will be the largest military aid package in US history; it works out to about $23,000 for each Jewish Israeli family of four, or $7,230 per minute.
While an individual has recently been charged with acting as a foreign agent over her activities with Russia and the NRA, the Israel lobby has worked to influence U.S. policies on behalf of a foreign country for many years, with very few legal consequences. Even when top AIPAC officials were found to have handed over classified documents, the case was dropped (a Pentagon analyst was jailed for 12 years).
The trips to Israel used to be organized by AIPAC itself until Congress enacted legislation in 2007 intended to stop lobbying organizations from taking government officials on fully paid tours. However, the legislation contains a loophole (some call it the “AIPAC loophole“) that allows nonprofit groups to organize such trips, and AIEF officially took over the tours.
An $85 million operation, AIEF takes a wide array of American officials and opinion makers on the all the expense paid trips. It pays for their international flights, hotel accommodations, tourist excursions, meals, drinks, etc. In the past decade it has reportedly spent $12.9 million on bipartisan Congressional trips to Israel.
While some of the more savvy participants may be skeptical of an advocacy organization claiming to give them an unbiased, “educational” look at the region, they seem willing to go along. The Israel lobby is widely known to make or break careers.
Carefully Tailored TripsThe trips by AIEF and similar organizations are carefully tailored for each group. There are trips for military veterans, business leaders of all races and ethnicities, educators, athletes, students, individuals of every sexual and religious persuasion, and politicians at every level of office, from local to national.............
It's amazing how even some of the best anti-war writers can skirt around the real reason US is in Syria n continue 2 cling to any number of other excuses w/out mention of ISRAEL."Trump’s Slowing Syria Pullout Raises New Questions.." #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Z89Cu5Dq16— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 2, 2019
"Canada and the Rule of Law"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 2, 2019
China's Ministry of FA:"The United States and Canada can’t continue to boast that they are abiding by the rule of law. But in my opinion this is simply a modern version of the emperor’s new clothes.....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/UEL3JFMLhm
Andre Vltchek: "Indonesian Tsunami: Thievery, Ineptness and Presidential Elections"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 2, 2019
"..How low can a country governed by an unbridled greed, a notorious lack of morals and ubiquitous servility to its neo-colonialist masters..#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli
I often wonder what wud bcome of US tech giants if there r no Chinese n Indians buying their goods. "Apple Plunges 8% After Cutting Q1 Revenue Guidance, Blames China; Nasdaq Tumbles" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/glVFgBqo70— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 3, 2019
Betting Chinese astronauts w their families will b the first Moonlings. They have been practising 2 live on the moon now for several years while Earth's "five eyes" n EU fight Israel's wars. "China Lands World's First Lunar.. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/zzfVpUabW6— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 3, 2019
My tweet on Rania Khalek's hard-hitting video on "skunk gas" used on Palestinians and the WMDs tested on Gazans disappeared from Twitter. Must have been a glitz and not due to Twitter censors.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 3, 2019
So, here's the write up on that vid. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/eEZW7UWHU2
Conscience finds him after a 17 year search!!! "Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support For Endless War" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/LdLIxpYjuo— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 3, 2019
America!!! "Chicago Mall Cracks Down As Teen Curfew Begins On Friday" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/uwiqaOZGia— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 3, 2019
Come on, get real! Sad truth must be the leak is an "approved" one. Russia shows its various WMDs r for sale in subtle but sure ways. Wars r profitable, a lesson learnt fm USA. "Developer Leaks Image Of New Self-Propelled Cannon...#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/GnyIspCt3F— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 4, 2019
Netflix under fire for bowing down to Saudi Arabia even lower than Obama did when he met the Saudi king. Disgusting! #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/FRJM4sMeEI— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 4, 2019
600 migrants were dumped at an El Paso bus station by ICE n left there to fend for themselves. The migrant crisis at the US border is ultimately coz of US disregard 2 deplorable conditiions in S Am while focusing ONLY on Mid East. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Kah3kfeUxl— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 4, 2019
Best advuce for #Trump? ". the threat of exposing all of the corruption is his best play. It may cost him everything but if he’s going down the best thing he can do to MAGA is take as many of them down as possible." YES!!!— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 4, 2019
#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/jKkMdIc279
Dr PC Roberts: "9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out?"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 4, 2019
"... If the United States had a rule of law, something as serious as 9/11 could not have gone for 17 years without investigation.... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/CDQEQSRMf8
Senator Dick Black: "Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal?" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/RoyMEAz8iK— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 5, 2019
Just coz one lying lefty pretends to b anti-war is no reason for genuine anti-war lefties to wet their pants. Politicians r all liars, that's a prerequisite of that dirtiest of professions. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/qMhHxkMAeI— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 5, 2019
Another Saturday, another Yellow Vests protest in Macron Antoneitte's France....a France with colonial roots still spreading in Africa n wanting to further them in Muslim nations of Mid East. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/2QRLVvMWt1— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 5, 2019
Accurate analysis, as usual, from The Saker. No living in the Matrix for this guy!! #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/622ORJ75LP— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) January 5, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
If only we didn't have an unreasonable bully warmonger as our neighbour, most people would find it hard to criticize Canada's foreign policy. Every wrong turn Canada takes is only because we are under the control of America. **sigh**
Kim Petersen at DissidentVoice
Canada and the Rule of Law
Canada’s fealty to the rule of law is much spoken of nowadays by Liberal politicians in regards to a current pending extradition request made by the United States to Canada. Canada became embroiled in the international trade spat between the US and China when it arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei at the behest of the US government. Indeed, some more critical types would characterize it as nothing short of a kidnapping. Meng has been alleged to have broken US sanctions against business dealings with Iran. The charges against Meng, however, are not considered to violate any Canadian laws — nor, according to China’s embassy in Canada, any US laws.
As a justification for the high-profile arrest, a repeating media chorus is heard in the Canadian political scene:
Former foreign minister Peter McKay said, “… we are following our rule of law.”
Current foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland intoned, “Canadians expect me to stand up for the rules.”
Prime minister Justin Trudeau asserted, “Canada is and always will remain a country of the rule of law.”
Trudeau emphasized that “all through this and through whatever happens in the world Canada stays consistent with the rule of law and applying our judicial system and we always will.”
Mind you, these words about adherence to the rule of law are spoken by Canada’s first prime minister found to have broken federal ethics laws.
China, however, was having none of this. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying forcefully stated,
The United States and Canada can’t continue to boast that they are abiding by the rule of law. But in my opinion this is simply a modern version of the emperor’s new clothes. No matter what excuse they use, they are displaying ignorance of the fact and contempt for the rule of law. They have become laughingstocks of the world.What underpins the Rule of Law?..........
Trained/armed by US/NATO. ".According to additional information that we tend to believe, in the last ten days of December, President Poroshenko is planning an armed provocation on the border with the Russian Federation – Crimea..#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/epR1dkOKrG— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
This is supposed 2b the richest country in the world with the most number of billionaires! "Greatest Economy Ever' - Boston's Homeless Population Soared 14% Over The Year... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/o9sIcDOUrE— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
Bhadrakumar: "..it appears that Trump is, finally, on the move as a man of peace, fulfilling the pledge of Candidate Trump to prioritize nation-building over extravagant military adventures in faraway lands....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpolihttps://t.co/3tS6cDfxRY— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
Ray McGovern: "Send the Mad Dog to the Corporate Kennel "— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
YES !! #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/JO9GPYcg0u
Meanwhile, in Macron Antoinette's France on 6th Saturday of yellow vests protests. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/ai5Y57aoCp— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
Ron Paul talks to Larry King on present economy, markets n Trump. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/v3DwrIyrza— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
Americans r living in a matrix of their own creating. Occupied America !! #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/2AdxDplvbb— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
From the horse's mouth ... buckets and buckets of vomit. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/axzryb1oNK— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
"Next Generation 5G and the US-China “Cellphone War”: The Arrest of Meng Wanzhou" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/XA1mw8ac37 via @grtvnews— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
"Did Someone Slip Donald Trump Some Kind Of Political Viagra?"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 23, 2018
Here's hoping its effects will last at least until all Americans r out of Syria and Afghanistan. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/LdoggOzGjo
Carla Shea: "UN “Country-Specific” Human Rights Reports: North Korea, A Grotesque Travesty of Reality"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 23, 2018
Check out what the " greatest country on Earth" votes against. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/sHzaq5rzbD via @grtvnews
Tsunami in Indonesia due to landslides caused by volcano eruption. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/cakVlfNtI6— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 24, 2018
FACT ! And the same is true of all Western countries making wars on countries, on pretext of fighting terrorists, that people have to flee from or die from missiles n misery. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/IRKa36ZOhB— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 24, 2018
Not the Three Wise Men but three blood-thirsty warmongers... US, Canada, UK. In the Ukraine fiasco, never forget Canada's role. "Ho Ho No?! Washington Bears Gifts For Kiev's Neo-Nazi Warmongering Regime" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/V1Z6hvO6VR— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 24, 2018
AND, in my opinion these are just a few from many, many others. "The Daily Caller's List Of 2018's Worst 'Fake News' Stories" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/SRyhEr5aPz— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 24, 2018
The Huron carol. https://t.co/cXDUo2V1yj (translation) #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpolihttps://t.co/4YdZYUywFY— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 24, 2018
"..no doubt that the Christmas festivities were used by elites as a form of social catharsis.The Lord of Misrule and the Bean King, encouraged by raucous mummers and lively caroling, allowed the lowly to throw off pent-up ....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/A83OxWpxaA— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 24, 2018
The supposedly Christian #Trump n the bizzaro Christian #Pence have a Grinch for a best friend who bombed Christians in Syria while they sat for their Christmas meal. That's Christianity from A1+ Christian hypocrites. #cdnpoi #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/NJeUiI9SR5— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 26, 2018
David Stockman: "Good Riddance to General Mattis and the Rest of Washington’s Mad Dogs of War" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/SFicrDSBGL— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 26, 2018
"Bring the Troops Home, But Also Stop the Bombing"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 26, 2018
"..in this “war on terror,” the US and its allies have dropped a staggering 291,880 bombs and missiles on other countries – and that is just a minimum number of confirmed strikes.
# cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/vAqeLoMtlE
Pure hatred against any1 Western or white after 17yrs of wars on Muslim countries is getting innocent people brutally killed and all coz of the warmongering elite in power. "Morocco arrests three suspects in Islamist-linked murders... https://t.co/G7c2cotirA via @TheLocalNorway— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 27, 2018
Instead of sex-ed taught from the time kids are 6yr olds, I wish schools cud teach that travel 2 Muslim countries is dangerous coz of US+gang's wars on Muslims. "Two female backpackers found 'decapitated' at Moroccan tourist spot #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/bDOfK3ziqr— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 27, 2018
It's scandalous that the richest country on the planet has 38 MILLION people so poor they have to depend on food stamps while BILLIONS of $$$ r offloaded to Israel. #ccnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Z9GPy6cs0G— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 28, 2018
Kurds r like blades of straw. They swing in whichever direction the wind blows. They r not trusted by Iraq/Iran/Turkey/Syria coz their traits remind these nations of their arch enemy Israel. Now they want Assad 2help em. Sheesh! https://t.co/KlSmuD30QA— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 28, 2018
Medea Benjamin on the many Democrats who are pro-war, including Nancy Pelosi. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/zA3MN7io3K— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 29, 2018
Facebook, just like NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, etc etc, is highly allergic to facts. Fake news is swallowed with delight, FACTS r tough to digest. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/eEZW7UWHU2— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 29, 2018
No surprise! Sweden, as predicted by moi more than a decade ago, will b first Islamic shariah stronghold of EU. "Outrage After Swedish TV Downplays Gruesome ISIS Beheadings, Threatens Prison For Sharing Video.. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/w0vk2fm890— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 29, 2018
Israel using Palestine as testing ground for WMDs before selling them to other warmongers around the world. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/sAKsVOVOo4— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 29, 2018
Max Blumenthal: "Critics of Syria Withdrawal Fueled Rise of ISIS" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/IhxIJ33epJ— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 29, 2018
How Britain stole $45 trillion from India— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 30, 2018
"...Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938. . ... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/J7uz28TeVp
"Justice for Julian Assange, Test of Western Democracy"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 30, 2018
"..just before Christmas Eve this year,UN experts reiterated their demand for the UK to honor its international obligations and allow Assange to leave the embassy without fear#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/ARSBHdOVQA
America!!! "Training Jihad (Again): Pentagon Peace Deal Proposes "Job Opportunities" For Taliban" | #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/U7IHpIddHr— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 30, 2018
America is facilitating a "child soldiers" war in Yemen n getting neck deep in war crimes. "America's Closest Mideast Allies Using Child Mercenaries To Fight In Yemen" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/SeXtlKdbrm— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 30, 2018
This vid fm 2yrs ago when Sen.Rand Paul warned about the deep hole #Trump was digging in Yemen n wanted out from there. Watch CNN warmonger not in sync w the senator on pretext jobs will be lost...u know, the wet-work kind of jobs. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/6EMkDS8tX0— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 30, 2018
"Christmas 2018: Iran and Syria show respect, Israel and Saudi Arabia don't"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
They both slapped #Trump and #Pence coz they know these two are Christians in name only. https://t.co/qMDX7qqOzk
This is so funny! LOL...the war-loving loony talking to Tucker Carlson should b put in a strait jacket n hidden away for keeps. Grrrrrrrrrrr#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/lvjZ8h3uqp— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
"44 Numbers From 2018 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
"..#10 The suicide rate in the United States has risen by 33 percent since 1999.
#11 Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for Americans from age 15 to age 24.#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/GaRhbIEXrw
The tricks being played by the PTB. "U.S. Forces Withdraw From Afghanistan. Secret Negotiations with the Taliban. “Huge Political Change on the Horizon” #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/g945FRMLXK via @grtvnews— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
FACT: Canadians r victims of propaganda spread by our politicians with vested interest in wars against countries which are no threat to us whatsoever. "Syria: The Quest for Truth and Peace in the New Year " #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli. https://t.co/6gtTpO43xa via @grtvnews— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
WAR CRIMES: 20% of Sudanese recruited by KSA for warring against Yemen are below 18yrs old. USA facilitates this war = USA committing war crimes. "Saudis Heavily Recruited Child Soldiers From Darfur for Yemen War" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/eZrMiY2xet— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
All hypocrite #Trump has 2do is stop paying BILLIONS of $s 2 Israel for a couple of yrs...n Abracadabra "Close" Sesame the Wall. Beng IsraeI's puppet he won't! "Trump Taunts Hypocritical Democrats Over Border Security Flip-Flop" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/f5Ao52yQHn— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 31, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Leaps in technology can only be taken by the US and the "five eyes" countries. No one else.
OR this happens !!
Prof Michel Chossudovsky at GlobalResearch
Next Generation 5G and the US-China "Cellphone War": The Arrest of Meng Wanzhou
Updated, December 20, 2018
The unspoken US policy objective behind the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on trumped up charges, consists in breaking China’s technological lead in wireless telecommunications.
What is at stake is a coordinated US and allied intelligence initiative to ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd from the “next generation” state of the art 5G global mobile phone network.
The intelligence operation is led by “Five Eyes”, a so-called “intelligence-sharing alliance to combat espionage” between the US and its four (junior) Anglo-Saxon partners: UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
Western media tabloids repeatedly refer to legitimate “national security concerns” as a justification for the banning of China’s telecom equipment.
What is at stake is a fierce battle in the global wireless telecom industry.
Spy Chiefs Meet Behind Closed Doors in Nova Scotia
On July 17, the spy chiefs from the “Five Eyes” nations travelled from Ottawa to Nova Scotia for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (who was on a Nova Scotia tour including meetings with NS Premier Stephen McNeil)
The meeting with the “Five Eyes” spy chiefs hosted by Trudeau was held at an (unnamed) coastal resort in Nova Scotia. It was casually described by The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) as “an informal evening after intense talks in nearby Ottawa”. Nearby?
The encounter with Canada’s Prime Minister was neither informal nor spontaneous. His presence at that meeting served to provide a “political green-light” to the “Five Eyes” “intelligence campaign” against China:
“Trudeau, … dropped in on the gathering to share some thoughts about geopolitical threats [from China and Russia].
In the months that followed that July 17 dinner, an unprecedented campaign has been waged by those present – Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand and the UK – to block Chinese tech giant Huawei from supplying equipment for their next-generation wireless networks.
This increasingly muscular posture towards Beijing culminated in last week’s arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver, over alleged breaches of US sanctions with Iran. (Sidney Morning Herald, December 13, 2018)
CIA Director Gina Haspel and Britain’s MI6 Chief Michael Younger were in attendance. The intent of this meeting was crystal clear. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou was part of a broad intelligence strategy directed against China which had been planned well in advance....................
Check out the chart below to see which country has been bombed the most often the last seven years (and maybe even from earlier on pretext of going after terrorists fleeing Iraq and into Syria), whether directly from above its skies or from Iraq or other neighbouring countries, and you will surmise that the powers-that-be have been doing nothing but going intensely after ISRAEL's arch enemy, SYRIA. Go to link below for the whole gory tale. One would have thought that the last 17 years of US+gang's wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, most of their WMDs would have polluted the grounds of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya .... but you would have guessed wrong. The country they have been poisoning the most is Syria.
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies
Bring the Troops Home But also Stop the Bombing
As our nation debates the merits of President Donald Trump’s call for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, absent from the debate is the more pernicious aspect of US military involvement overseas: its air wars. Trump’s announcement and General James Mattis’ resignation should unleash a national discussion about US involvement in overseas conflicts, but no evaluation can be meaningful without a clear understanding of the violence that US air wars have unleashed on the rest of the world for the past 17 years.
By our calculations, in this “war on terror,” the US and its allies have dropped a staggering 291,880 bombs and missiles on other countries – and that is just a minimum number of confirmed strikes.
As we contemplate that overwhelming number, let’s keep in mind that these strikes represent lives snuffed out, people maimed for life, families torn apart, homes and infrastructure demolished, taxpayer money squandered, and resentment that only engenders more violence.
After the horrific crimes of September 11, 2001, Congress was quick to pass a sweeping Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). While three presidents have claimed that the 2001 AUMF legally justifies these endless wars as a response to the crimes of 9/11, no serious reading of the authorization could interpret it that way. What it actually says is:
That the president is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
As former Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz told NPR a week after 9/11: “It is never a legitimate response to punish people who are not responsible for the wrong done… We must make a distinction between punishing the guilty and punishing others. If you simply retaliate en masse by bombing Afghanistan, let us say, or the Taliban, you will kill many people who don’t believe in what has happened, who don’t approve of what has happened.”
And yet here we are, 17 years later, mired in wars in which we are bombing ever more “nations, organizations, (and) persons” who had absolutely nothing to do with the crimes committed on September 11. We don’t have a single real or lasting success we can point to in 17 years of war in 7 countries and “counterinsurgency” operations in a dozen more. Every country the US has attacked or invaded remains trapped in intractable violence and chaos.
Please look at this chart, and take a few moments to reflect on the mass destruction it represents:
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Best Foreign Minister ever. Hope he never proves me wrong in my firm estimation of this giant among men.
This is a "must read" interview. It's long, but you will understand why our planet needs more people like Lavrov and less people like Nikki Haley, Chrystia Freeland, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, etc.etc.etc.
Lavrov's Interview with Radio Komsomolskava Pravda
Question: Mr Lavrov, we met with you in the same format one and a half year ago.
We began by stating that the foreign policy situation surrounding Russia at the time was growing alarming. But you assured us that there would be no war because the Russian leaders were absolutely against it. Our partners, as you said, were certainly not interested in it either. Now, one and a half year later, we can see no improvements. On the contrary, things are growing increasingly alarming. Some of our listeners even feel scared. Others compare the current situation with the late 1930s. One of the readers even asks: “Please be honest and say what we should expect? Will we be attacked?”
Sergey Lavrov: There are comparisons that go farther back into history. Both in this country and elsewhere, there are figures who predict that a situation will arise resembling that on the eve of World War I. They are referring to the pent-up antagonisms existing in Europe, including, by the way, in the Balkans. But it is my strong, firm conviction that the politicians in the key countries cannot allow a big war to happen. The public opinion and the nations themselves will not let them. I hope that the parliaments in each Western country will also display maximal responsibility.
But I absolutely agree that tensions are being fomented in an unprecedented way. We see international agreements collapsing. Not so long ago, the United States unilaterally disrupted the ABM Treaty. We had to adopt measures that would prevent this extremely negative event from undermining strategic stability. Next in line is the INF Treaty, which Washington believes to be outmoded, while accusing us of violating it. In so doing, they are hinting in no uncertain terms that they would like to extend the restriction identical to that assumed by the USSR and the United States to China and a number of other countries, including North Korea and Iran.
We are categorically against this initiative. We are in favour of keeping the INF Treaty. The entire international community has repeatedly recognised it as a cornerstone of international security and strategic stability. Today at the UN, we will make a second attempt to submit a General Assembly resolution in support of preserving this Treaty.
Apart from that, we have presented the US with our concerns regarding how it implements this Treaty. These concerns are based on concrete facts and developments in the military technical sphere, specifically the deployment of a US military base in Romania and deployment plans for Poland. We hear statements by our US colleagues that the only way to save the Treaty is to destroy the 9M729 missile, which Russia has allegedly developed with a range exceeding the limit imposed by the Treaty. In response, Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu, following similar steps at the expert level, has officially suggested that he and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis meet and start a professional discussion. The US did not even reply or at least formally acknowledge the receipt of the invitation. Possibly, if they had done this, they would have had to explain why they are evading a professional discussion and continue to act in the notorious “highly likely” style, as though wishing to say that what remains for us is to repent because we are allegedly to blame for everything.
While we are on this subject, I would like to say this. I have no doubt that US President Donald Trump was sincere when he said during his election campaign that he wanted good relations with the Russian Federation. Regrettably, the consequences of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton have caused a tsunami in US domestic political life, primarily because the so-called system elites have felt uncomfortable. They saw the current developments as something that was putting power within reach of ordinary voters. Since then, no one has ever corroborated with facts the repeated charges of Russian meddling in the US elections, hacker attacks on the Democratic Party and other US agencies, etc.Let me note that this Russophobia, as we are convinced, is to a decisive degree linked to the....
It's not just France. Look at US, UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, Italy, Ireland,... The West is sick with corruption at the top. "France In A Nutshell: "The Government Stopped Listening To The People 20 Years Ago" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/RO3t2bJa5Z— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
Paul Craig Roberts:Truth & Free Speech Are Being Taken Away From Us"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
.. attack on Julian Assange is the arrow aimed at the heart of the ability to publish the truth.If a journalist can be indicted for espionage for publishing leaked..#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/ed0oWIPtXs
Mission accomplished.Just like how Israel bombs Gaza 2show WMDs 2potential buyers. Russia showed off its WMDs 2potential buyers n at same time will get US 2withdraw something fm somewhere. "Russia To Withdraw Bombers From Venezuela..#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/qghzk6gy7E— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
Remember how EU farmers had 2 throw away their produce coz of sanctions on Russia, their main buyer? Bet that problem has contributed to present situation as well. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/p9QDBFunQx— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
AND let's not forget that they were mostly civilians. "Researchers: Yemen Death Toll Is At Least Six Times Higher Than Estimate" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Y8SZ7WQHpE— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
"MSNBC's Chris Hayes Denounces Five House Democrats as 'Cowards' for Helping GOP to Block Yemen Vote" \— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
"..Reps. Jim Costa (Calif.), Al Lawson (Fla.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Dutch Rupperberger (Md.), and David Scott (Ga.) #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/McoPOugKWx
"Selling Murder as The Greater Good"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
EXCELLENT Questions !!!
"..What could drive soldiers to kill simply on orders from the state? Why would normal men risk all for the murderous desires of others?... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Z2eUJH03Sx
John Whitehead:"To a Nation of Snowflakes, Christmas Has Become Another Trigger Word"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 13, 2018
I can't help it... I have been humming Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Baby it's old Outside since the nonsense about these songs aired. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/MaK6aRnukU
UK interfering in US elections? Nah, no way...Brits r so lily-white n so nice n so angelic. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/DgpC3PcnQD— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
WHOA!! "..long list of violations discovered during the course of their investigation.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
"The Clinton Foundation “began acting as an agent of foreign governments ‘early in its life’ and throughout its existence...... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/1uRwGvuq9Z
Come on! As if US banks n corporations r not doing the same thing!— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
"Forget 'Fake News', Here's 'Fake Markets' - How MbS Spent Billions To Prop Up Saudi Stocks #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/0FEHorYUxk
Oh well, why worry ...EU is gonna b fully shariah compliant in a decade or so. Just forget the EU...its goose is overdone.. "Muslim European Court Of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where A Word Out Of Place Can Cost Your Life #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/6rokCa7Ihy— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
Galloway:The whole affair casts a new light on the three years of hell which Corbyn has faced since becoming leader of the Labour Party. He has been spun by virtually the entire British media including, and perhaps most....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/GBzSXAb0FJ— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
This is what happened last Saturday Dec 8 in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. What will this Saturday bring? Will the protests spread to another EU corner? Germany next? Italy? #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/48ztA5kv9V— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
Watch from approx 13 min mark in vid, interview with historian and peacemaker Stephen Cohen on that special kind of insanity now known as "Acute Russiaphobia". New kind of strait jackets required for those afflicted. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/hARhrqy418— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
A member of Veterans For Peace talks to Redacted Tonight about physical and emotional trauma suffered since his military service and how his experiences opened his eyes to the horrors of the US war machine. Worth a listen. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/mPCsh2A3df— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 14, 2018
Is this the "warmongering countries' spring" like the "Arab Spring" uprisings of a few years ago? ‘Time to learn from the French!’ Yellow Vest protests spread to Israel, 10 arrested (VIDEOS) #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/I6NOWWZABx— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 15, 2018
". to bring criminal charges against company leadership just for doing their job is a terrifying development, even for the brazen US world police.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 15, 2018
The USA is the self-declared dictator of the planet. Forget sovereign nations...#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Ui53GEPIF0
"The Case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: American Sheriffs Acting Outside of Their Jurisdictions" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/WgAD015mMK via @grtvnews— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 15, 2018
Patrick Cockburn: "US anger over Jamal Khashoggi has finally led to progress in Yemen" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/WZv5Wn5ZRO— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 17, 2018
"The Real Face of Justin Trudeau: Are Palestinians Canada’s New Jews?"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 17, 2018
"...on November 30, Canada joined a tiny minority of states, including Israel, the US, Australia and the Marshall Islands to vote ‘no’ against …#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/d85SxnZtqT
"Police State Mindset Sees One-Year-Old and Mother as Threat"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 17, 2018
".. stunningly abject failure of police to live up to their professed mission featured several police officers violently separating a one-year-old boy from his mother....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/etCGaQWoJV
Oh yea! Laughing is a crime...doncha know?!! "BBC Claim Putin Is Weaponizing Humor (Don't Laugh, That's Exactly What He Wants).... #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/CEf0xFk1AO— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 18, 2018
USA has at least a million Americans homeless in the streets begging from folks passing by. #Trump n his #MAGA maggots turn a blind eye to them but r eagerly giving free fuel to Saudi jets so as 2 kill more Yemeni civilians. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/tpuxr5ZD8W— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 18, 2018
"Mass Demonstration by Los Angeles Teachers"— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 18, 2018
More than 33K took to the streets. They have been working since June 2017 without a new contract. Yeah...America!! #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/lRHCJuDCO5 via @grtvnews
Socialism becomes attractive to the have-nots when the rich become too greedy. No brainer! #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/CyBmrSQwTu— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 19, 2018
Economist Michael Hudson talks to Chris Hedges on the origins of debt n debt forgiveness n throws an unexpected light on meanjng of one of the 10 commandments "Thou shall not covert your neighbour's wife" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/XM7eGULheY— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 19, 2018
Oh No!! I was so looking 4ward 2c some of the NATO mems(US/France/Spain/Germany, etc) start bombing another NATO mem (Turkey) in Syria.! "In Drastic Reversal, US Set For "Full Withdrawal" From Syria.. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/0RvJMkvqGW— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 19, 2018
Freedom of Speech wins!!— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 19, 2018
"After 2-Year Legal Battle, School Lets Students Pass Out US Constitutions" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/MEm118BS2v
Not a single Canadian journalist has the guts nor the intelligence to come straight out n say "US is moving out of Syria as don't want to get entangled with Turkey's coming action against Kurds" The worst wimps in journalism r in Canada.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
Very disappointing!!! #cdnpoli #TOpoli
Has any1 noticed how @snopes has rendered itself totally useless. I searched4 "loyalty vote in USA for Israel?" n came up 0. Dear Snopes, watch, listen n learn from this guy who has more guts in his pinkie than your entire org #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/ZRjh1StKKE— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
Dear @snopes ...here's more on that requirement "USA wants its citizens to pledge loyalty to Israel". #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/tVEM5kY9qp— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
Dear @Snopes ... here's more so you can better your info database. You should have known about it, long, long, long, long before this. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/FnYhIrQpDF— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
RonPaul Institute pleasantly surprised like most of the anti-war community. "Trump Shocker:'We're leaving Syria'. Does he mean it?" https://t.co/O6wehpPzyy vid #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/lTGRBuBdus— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
They went fm USA 2the other side of the world 2 kill Iraqi civilians, including women n kids...and all 4 $$$. Hope they die as horribly as they lived. Soldiers escape what these mercenaries r getting...for similar crimes. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/7zdB0Wsmgt— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
This is "Occupied"America. How else can u describe a country that's so much in the grips of another country that it goes 2 wars 4 it n gags citizens'' freedom of speech n choice? #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/5qhlqX25HJ— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
Voucher system n charter schools in Ontario's future? The focus on sex ed during ex govts will make this a reality. ON is an immigrant heavy province. Immigrants not in2 kinky sex ed thought necessary 2teach in schools. “Education..#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/Zwwtep7JXn— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 20, 2018
I guess Mattis wanted to duke it out with Erdogan and damn the consequences, eh? Or is there something more sinister #Trump has in mind that Mattis wants no part of? "Mattis Quits:....#cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/aJDLQtCORo— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 21, 2018
Crimes committed by these much loved heroes of the MSM n Hollywood. "..in reality the ‘White Helmets’ work with Islamist militants in Syria, harvest organs from the victims they pretend to be “rescuing,” stage false.. #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/xAMHjr55rl— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 21, 2018
Disgusting censorship!! Twitter is begging for competition... take it on some1, any1.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 21, 2018
Twitter Suddenly Locks @WikiLeaks And Multiple WikiLeaks Staff Accounts #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/l7DwWoMUUj
Russian farmers must be loving the sanctions and hoping they will continue in the foreseeable future. Wonder why Venezuela can't learn from Russian farmers n do likewise.— MariaS Nunes (@Dodocanspell) December 22, 2018
Oil-based economy? Russia’s non-energy exports go boom" #cdnpoli #tcot #TOpoli https://t.co/qmP8ckhnJC