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Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Irish Famine: Sculpture offered in honor of Native American Indians historic gift

Choctaw Sculpture

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Sharon O' Reilly-Coates says a feather sculpture in Cork is a thank you to Native American Indians

FIRM, bronzed bodies above and below a loincloth. Long, silky black hair, colourful feathers, a tepee and perhaps a fishing spear? Enviable, shiny-haired girls.

Mention Choctaw Indians and that's the image I have. I think of chocolate, also, but only because it sounds like Choctaw.

But because of one noble act of kindness, the Native American Choctaws will be forever etched in Irish minds.

When these gentle folk were at their most downtrodden, they raised $710 and sent it across the Atlantic to Ireland, to ease our famine woes.

It's one Corkman's job to make sure the Irish people never forget this extraordinary gift.

Sculptor Alex Pentek is finishing 'Kindred Spirits', a giant, stainless steel sculpture in praise of the Choctaw people.

"I wanted to show the courage, fragility and humanity that they displayed in my work," Pentek says.

When the nine eagle feathers are installed in Bailic Park, in Midleton, in Co Cork, they will command people's attention.

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Pentek hopes the Choctaw chiefs will come and see the spectacle for themselves, when it's unveiled in a few months.

That invitation has been sent by Joe McCarthy, East Cork's municipal district officer. He was also part of the team that decided the Choctaw gift needed to be marked by a €100,000 sculpture.

"These people were still recovering from their own injustice. They put their hands in their pockets and raised $1m in today's money. They helped strangers. It's rare to see such generosity. It had to be acknowledged."

Just 13 years before the Famine, the Choctaws were forced by the American army, at gunpoint, to march across mountains and snow.

They were stripped of their land in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, and had to walk 500 miles to Oklahoma.

"It was a slowly unfolding horror story. There was no food or shelter for them at stop points." Over three years, 2,500 Choctaw people died from starvation and disease. The journey became known as the Trail of Tears.

"," said Pentek.

Waving his big hands, Pentek, 41, from Grenagh, talks of curves, hand-welding, the maths of creating curved stems and the tapering of each feather to make it individual.

We're standing in Cork's Sculpture Factory, where the work is being built. It's in a huge hall. "The sculpture, when finished, will reach the ceiling in here and the bowl of it will be the span across," Pentek says.

That's sizeable. It will certainly be memorable. I suspect that Pentek, a father-of-one, is not easily forgotten, either, especially when he eats out.

At the last cafe, he left behind a token origami rabbit, crafted from the serviette. "I just couldn't help myself," he joked.

Speaking of tokens, the Irish motorways are littered with Pentek's sculptures.

Among them is a giant, bronzed violin on the Longford N5 bypass and an enormous rabbit on the N2, at Ashbourne, in County Meath. And there's an eight-metre hedgehog on the N11 Gorey bypass.

So, a project of this scale did not faze him.

After all, he is one of the elite one per cent of artists who make a living in Ireland.

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Alex Pentek

He greets me with generous palms and fine, knotty fingers on his sculptor's hands.

He is tall, dressed in a classy, navy, structured jacket with crisp jeans and brown shoes. He smells of musk. One senses that image is important to him.

This fact, coupled with his attention to detail, even perfectionism, has kept Pentek working on public and private art projects since he left Cork's Crawford College 19 years ago.

A plaque honouring the Choctaw gift was erected in Dublin's Mansion House in 1992. It sums up the legacy of that gesture.

It reads: "Their humanity calls us to remember the millions of human beings throughout our world, today, who die of hunger and hunger-related diseases in a world of plenty."

The Choctaw Indians way of life

1. Choctaw children play stickball — one of America's oldest field sports.

2. Choctaw women are farmers. They also do the cooking and childcare.

3. Choctaw men hunt and fish and go to war if need be.

4. When a Choctaw boy wants to ask a Choctaw girl out, he throws a pebble at her feet and if she smiles, she likes him.

5. Corn, beans, squash and sunflower were the crops harvested by women.

6. Today there are two Choctaw tribes — in Oklahoma and Mississippi.

7. Each has its own government and runs like a small country.

8. Choctaws are now American citizens and are subject to American law.

9. Storytelling, artwork, music and traditional medicine are still part of Choctaw life today.

10. The Choctaws were famous for their rivercane baskets and woodcarvings.

Are serious health problems caused by common food additives?

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Emulsifiers are common food additives found to cause gastrointestinal inflammation.

Emulsifiers approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are commonly added to processed foods to improve texture, increase shelf life and prevent oils and fats from separating. You'll see them listed on ingredient labels as polysorbate 80, lecithin, carrageenan, polyglycerols, xanthan and other gums in everything from bread and cookies to salad dressings, ice cream, non-dairy milks and more. Emulsifiers are also utilized to reduce or remove trans fats and gluten from low-fat, dairy-free and gluten-free items marketed as "health" foods and can appear in organic and non-GMO labeled foods as well. As pervasive as they are in packaged foods, could emulsifiers be causing health concerns?

A recent study concludes that dietary emulsifiers promote inflammatory diseases in mice by interfering with beneficial microbiota in the gut . According to researchers, dietary emulsifiers disrupt the mucus layer separating beneficial microbiota from epithelial cells of the intestinal wall, resulting in increased bacterial translocation and inflammation of the gut.

In the study, mice were administered polysorbate 80 (commonly found in ice cream) and carboxymethylcellulose through food at water at levels comparable to those approved for use in human food. The experiment caused chronic colitis in mice predisposed to the disorder and low-grade inflammation and metabolic syndrome in mice with normal immune systems, which can lead to overeating, obesity, hyperglycemia and insulin resistance.

According to the researchers, while gastrointestinal inflammation caused by consuming dietary emulsifiers is not the sole contributor to the rise in obesity, their increased use in the food supply does roughly parallel the increase in chronic inflammatory diseases that can interfere with satiety and lead to overeating and obesity.

A new government report shows that 1 in 9 children in the U.S. are using complimentary therapy to stay healthy

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Most of those who practiced yoga in 2012—more than 900,000 children—included meditation, deep-breathing exercises, or both.

A new government report shows that 1 in 9 children in the U.S. (11.6 percent) are using complimentary therapy to stay healthy, an amount that has not changed in five years.

What has changed since the report was last conducted in 2007: kids are doing a lot more yoga and taking more melatonin, a plant-based sleep aid. Many of the other types of natural healing included in the National Institutes of Health survey -chiropractic care, and use of herbal remedies and supplements - are being used in similar amounts by kids as they were five years ago.

"One of beauties of this survey is that it allows us to make estimates of actual use," said Richard L. Nahin, PhD, MPH, in a media presentation. Dr. Nahin, one of the authors of the report, is the Senior Advisor for Scientific Coordination and Outreach at the National Institutes of Health.

While the report found that children used complementary health approaches about the same amount in 2007 (12 percent) and 2012 (11.6 percent), they used traditional healers less often (down from 1.1 percent in 2007 to 0.1 percent in 2012), and the number of kids doing yoga increased significantly during the same period - up from 2.3 percent in 2007, or 1.3 million kids, to 3.1 percent in 2012, or 1.9 million kids.

Most of those who practiced yoga in 2012 - more than 900,000 children - included meditation, deep-breathing exercises or both. However, only one-third of children who practiced yoga had taken a class or received training in the past 12 months. The report also found that girls were more likely to do yoga, tai chi or qi gong in the past 12 months (4.2 percent) compared with boys (1 percent).

Among the other therapies measured, herbal remedies (defined as "non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements"), chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, and yoga, tai chi or qi gong were most commonly used in 2007 and 2012. In both surveys, these therapies were most frequently used in the last 30 days for back or neck pain, head or chest cold, anxiety or stress, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

The survey results showed changes in the most common natural remedies used, reflecting new trends in the popularity of certain supplements for children. Specifically, echinacea was the most commonly used supplement in 2007, while fish oil became most common in 2012. Also, the use of melatonin in kids skyrocketed by 700 percent in five years, from .1 percent in 2007 to .9 percent in 2012.

Some trends found in the report reflect social and economic disparities among parents giving their children natural therapies. Non-Hispanic white children were more likely than Hispanic and black children, and children with private health insurance more likely than children with public coverage to use the most common therapies. In 2012, children with parents who had at least a high school diploma were seven times more likely to use any complementary treatments (15 percent) as children whose parents did not have a high school diploma (2.1 percent).

Finally, older children (aged 12 - 17) were more likely to use complementary therapies (15 percent) compared with younger children (9 percent of those aged 4 - 11). These trends were seen in both 2007 and 2012.

Urinicity - Electricity produced from urine enough to power lights

Pee power toilet

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving that urine can generate electricity.

The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women.

Students and staff are being asked to use the urinal to donate pee to fuel microbial fuel cell (MFC) stacks that generate electricity to power indoor lighting.

The research team is led by Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos, Director of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre located in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at UWE Bristol.

Professor Ieropoulos says, "We have already proved that this way of generating electricity works. Work by the Bristol BioEnergy Centre hit the headlines in 2013 when the team demonstrated that electricity generated by microbial fuel cell stacks could power a mobile phone. This exciting project with Oxfam could have a huge impact in refugee camps.

"The microbial fuel cells work by employing live microbes which feed on urine (fuel) for their own growth and maintenance. The MFC is in effect a system which taps a portion of that biochemical energy used for microbial growth, and converts that directly into electricity -- what we are calling urine-tricity or pee power. This technology is about as green as it gets, as we do not need to utilise fossil fuels and we are effectively using a waste product that will be in plentiful supply."

The urinal on the University campus resembles toilets used in refugee camps by Oxfam to make the trial as realistic as possible. The technology that converts the urine into power sits underneath the urinal and can be viewed through a clear screen.

Andy Bastable, Head of Water and Sanitation at Oxfam, says, "Oxfam is an expert at providing sanitation in disaster zones, and it is always a challenge to light inaccessible areas far from a power supply. This technology is a huge step forward. Living in a refugee camp is hard enough without the added threat of being assaulted in dark places at night. The potential of this invention is huge."

Both Professor Ieropoulos and Andy Bastable agree it is the cheap, sustainable aspect of this technology, which relies on the abundant, free supply of urine that makes it so practical for aid agencies to use in the field.

Professor Ieropoulos says "One microbial fuel cell costs about £1 to make, and we think that a small unit like the demo we have mocked up for this experiment could cost as little as £600 to set up, which is a significant bonus as this technology is in theory everlasting."

It certainly brings new meaning to the idea of spending a penny in the fight against poverty.

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Germany slams NATO's Breedlove for his dangerous lies - Breedlove still convinced he's right about everything


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U.S. General Philip Breed-no-love.

A top NATO European commander's exaggerated comments on the Ukrainian conflict are 'dangerous propaganda,' and put the West at risk of losing credibility, sources in the German Chancellor's Office told .

General Philip Breedlove made harsh remarks on the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday, saying that the self-defense forces, with the assistance of Russia, have prepared "over a thousand combat vehicles" and "sophisticated air defense, battalions of artillery" in the south-east of the country.

"What is clear is that right now it is not getting better, it is getting worse every day," NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) concluded.

The comments came on the same day as the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) stressed that progress in the fulfillment of the Minsk peace deal between Ukrainian government and the militias in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions.

Spokesman for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, Michael Bociurkiw, described a decline of ceasefire violations and withdrawal of heavy weaponry by both sides in the conflict.

German authorities were "alarmed" by the stance of the NATO commander and wondered whether "the Americans [are] trying to thwart European efforts at mediation led by Chancellor Angela Merkel?" wrote.

The sources in the Chancellor's office told the magazine that they viewed Breedlove's comments as "dangerous propaganda."

According to the weekly, it is not the first time the German authorities are "alarmed" by the US general's statements on the Ukrainian conflict as his numbers of alleged Russian presence in Donetsk and Lugansk have always been significantly higher than those available to European members of NATO.

Now, the German Chancellery "simply shake their heads" each time Breedlove makes comments on Ukraine, said.

"False claims and exaggerated accounts, warned a top German official during a recent meeting on Ukraine, have put NATO - and by extension, the entire West - in danger of losing its credibility," the paper wrote.

The German authorities described Breedlove as a "'super hawk,' whose role is that of increasing the pressure on America's more reserved trans-Atlantic partners."

Berlin ordered its Federal Intelligence Service to verify the numbers described by the top NATO commander and the check revealed "just a few armored vehicles."

It "remains a riddle until today," how he jumped to such conclusions, one intelligence agent told the weekly.

"The German intelligence services generally appraise the threat level much more cautiously than the Americans do," an international military expert in Kiev said, as cited by .

The magazine drew several more examples of General Breedlove's "slips of the tongue," including one he dropped at the beginning of the crisis; Breedlove said that Russians allegedly gathered 40,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and the situation was "incredibly concerning" as they were preparing for an invasion.

However, the findings of the German intelligence "contradicted Breedlove's view in almost every respect."

"There weren't 40,000 soldiers on the border, they believed, rather there were much less than 30,000 and perhaps even fewer than 20,000. Furthermore, most of the military equipment had not been brought to the border for a possible invasion, but had already been there prior to the beginning of the conflict. Furthermore, there was no evidence of logistical preparation for an invasion, such as a field headquarters," wrote.

The NATO commander also made "inexact, contradictory or even flat-out inaccurate statements," the sources said.

In November, Breedlove spoke of "regular Russian army units in eastern Ukraine" in the interview with German newspaper . But the next day, he then told the website of the German newsmagazine that they were "mostly trainers and advisers."

"I stand by all the public statements I have made during the Ukraine crisis," Breedlove wrote after asked him to comment on his controversial phrases. "It is normal that not everyone agrees with the assessments that I provide."

The NATO General insisted that the alliance strategy is to "release clear, accurate and timely information regarding ongoing events. As an alliance based on the fundamental values of freedom and democracy, our response to propaganda cannot be more propaganda. It can only be the truth."

But it is not only Breedlove the Germans are concerned with as they also view the head of European affairs at the US State Department, Victoria Nuland, among "hindrances in their search for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict."

The two are "doing what they can to pave the way for weapons deliveries," the magazine wrote.

The weekly reminded that Nuland views Europe as a week player, referring to the German Chancellor's early February visit to Moscow for talks on Ukraine with Vladimir Putin as "Merkel's Moscow stuff."

She also famously said "F*ck the EU" in a leaked phone call, in which she discussed the future composition of the Ukrainian government during Maidan riots in Kiev.

Germany has been one of the most vocal critics of sending arms to Ukraine and now the country's officials question NATO's assessment of the situation in the country.

"The statements [on Ukraine] from our source do not fully coincide with the statements made by NATO and the US," Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign minister, said on Saturday. "We are interested in not allowing it to grow into a misunderstanding."

The German FM's statement on the same day as the EU's Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, stressed that the European has a realistic view of Russian events, but it "will never be trapped or forced or pushed or pulled into a confrontative [sic] attitude" towards Moscow.

The Ukrainian government and the rebels in the south-east of the country struck a peace deal in Belarusian capital Minsk on February 12 after almost a year of fighting.

The signing happened with active mediation from Germany and its 'Normandy Four' partners - Russia and France.

The Ukrainian conflict began in April 2014, after Kiev sent its military to the south eastern regions, in which people refused to recognize the new coup-imposed authorities in the capital.

The fighting has seen over 6,000 killed and nearly 15,000 injured, the UN Human Rights Office said last week.

Yet another color revolution! This time in Myanmar: Meet Aung San Suu Kyi's saffron mobs

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Monks mingle in the background with protesters marching against attempts to recognize and empower stateless Rohingya refugees. Racism, bigotry, and savagery are hallmarks of this street mob which also so happens to be the same mob supporting “democracy icon,” Aung San Suu Kyi. Spiffy "revolutionary" T-shirts sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Not unlike other US-backed "color revolutions" around the world, Myanmar's "Saffron Revolution" is sold as an ultra-liberal pro-democracy, progressive movement, with one of the West's most successful neo-colonial creations to date, Aung San Suu Kyi, portrayed and revered as a modern day, secular "saint" of neo-liberalism and Western democratic values.

Underneath the pageantry and spin, however, is harbored ultra-right racism and unhinged violence that if ever truthfully reported on, would end the "Saffron" wave, and spell the absolute end of both Suu Kyi's political career and her legacy.

Most recently Suu Kyi's "Saffron" movement took to the streets, not to call for greater "freedom" or to defend "human rights," but to condemn the government's move toward giving hundreds of thousands of stateless Rohingya refugees citizenship.

Australia's ABC News would report in an article titled, "Myanmar scraps temporary ID cards amid protests targeting ethnic minorities without citizenship," that:

Myanmar's government says identity cards for people without full citizenship, including Muslim Rohingya, will expire within weeks.

The scrapping of ID cards snatches away voting rights handed to them just a day earlier (Tuesday), after Myanmar nationalists protested against the move.

The Rohingya, along with hundreds of thousands of people in mainly ethnic minority border areas, who hold the documents ostensibly as part of a process of applying for citizenship, will see their ID cards expire at the end of March, according to a statement from the office of president Thein Sein.

Some might call it strange for a so-called "pro-democracy" movement to take to the streets to specifically deny hundreds of thousands their right to be represented. Indeed, the move was instead entirely driven by Suu Kyi's political bloc and its attempt to skew upcoming polls with a large, well oiled political machine built with decades of support and billions of dollars funneled in from the United States and the United Kingdom, the latter having had colonized Myanmar and who still refers to the nation as "Burma," its colonial nomenclature under British colonial rule.

In a related incident, Australia's ABC News would also report in an article titled, "Myanmar monk who called UN envoy a whore 'could hurt Buddhism'," that:

A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a UN human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk says, but he is unlikely to face censure. Ashin Wirathu denounced Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, in a speech in Yangon on Friday, after she questioned draft laws that critics said discriminate against women and non-Buddhists.

Wirathu, also known as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," led Aung San Suu Kyi's "Saffron Revolution" in 2007 and his followers regularly fill the ranks of street mobs organized in support of her political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). Both Suu Kyi's NLD and her "Saffron" mobs, are fully funded, backed, protected by, and in absolute servile obedience to both US and British special interests.

America's Bottomless Pockets Fund Myanmar's Terrorists and Traitors

A 2006 36-page document out of the "Burma Campaign UK" explicitly details the enormous amount of money and resources both the US government and its corporate-funded foundations have poured into Suu Kyi's image and her "movement."

The most telling information begins on page 14 of 36 of the report's PDF file. Titled, "Failing the People of Burma? " the report enumerates the vast resources the West has invested in building a "pro-democracy" movement, and argues that even more support be given to initiate a "transition" in Myanmar.

The report details the specifics of each organization involved, including the National Endowment for Democracy (NED):

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED - see Appendix 1, page 27) has been at the forefront of our program efforts to promote democracy and improved human rights in Burma since 1996. We are providing $2,500,000 in FY 2003 funding from the Burma earmark in the Foreign Operations legislation. The NED will use these funds to support Burmese and ethnic minority democracy-promoting organizations through a sub-grant program. The projects funded are designed to disseminate information inside Burma supportive of Burma's democratic development, to create democratic infrastructures and institutions, to improve the collection of information on human rights abuses by the Burmese military and to build capacity to support the restoration of democracy when the appropriate political openings occur and the exiles/refugees return.

The role of US State Department-run Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA) is also discussed in detail, including the revelation that US foreign policy specifically supports and actively promotes Aung San Suu Kyi and "her" agenda, stating:

Both Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) have Burmese services. VOA broadcasts a 30-minute mix of international news and information three times a day. RFA broadcasts news and information about Burma two hours a day. VOA and RFA websites also contain audio and text material in Burmese and English. For example, VOA's October 10, 2003 editorial, "Release Aung San Suu Kyi" is prominently featured in the Burmese section of VOAnews.com. RFA's website makes available audio versions of 16 Aung San Suu Kyi's speeches from May 27 and 29, 2003. U.S. international broadcasting provides crucial information to a population denied the benefits of freedom of information by its government.

The US also pours vast resources into organizations affiliated with Aung San Suu Kyi, including "Prospect Burma":

The State Department provided $150,000 in FY 2001/02 funds to provide scholarships to young Burmese through Prospect Burma, a partner organization with close ties to Aung San Suu Kyi. With FY 2003/04 funds, we plan to support Prospect Burma's work given the organization's proven competence in managing scholarships for individuals denied educational opportunities by the continued repression of the military junta, but committed to a return to democracy in Burma.

NED is also cited as behind the creation of a vast propaganda network including the New Era Journal, the Irrawaddy, and the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) radio, all posing as "independent" media sources despite the fact they are in reality fully-funded by the US government.

Additionally, a 2007 Reuters article titled, "Myanmar information window closing, says dissident ," would reveal another propaganda outlet created by and maintained not by the people of Myanmar, but by the US State Department. Reuters reported:

The United States helps fund Mizzima through its National Endowment for Democracy, one source of the generals' assertions that the protests are the result of outside agitation.

Reuters would also report that the Editor-In-Chief of US-funded Mizzima was (and still is) Soe Myint, a terrorist guilty of hijacking a passenger liner - a terrorist act committed before receiving US funding to start his propaganda outfit. Reuters would report:

Myint and a friend hit the headlines in 1990 when he hijacked a Thai International Airways plane to protest the junta's rejection of elections won by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. He used fake bombs made out of soap cases to hijack the plane flying from Bangkok to Yangon with 220 passengers on board. The two friends were released in 1991 after a three-month jail term and were recognised as refugees in India.

The US State Department literally is funding a terrorist guilty of hijacking a civilian airliner, millions of US dollars in taxpayer money to undermine and overthrow the government of Myanmar - all under the guise of "democracy promotion."And believe it or not, the US State Department making a known terrorist head of a propaganda outfit carrying out foreign-backed subversion is relatively tame compared with Suu Kyi's "Saffron" street front.The "Buddhist Bin Laden" and his "Saffron" Savagery

The abhorrent racism, bigotry, and violence exercised by Suu Kyi's "Saffron" mobs could best be compared to that of America's Ku Klux Klan or violent anti-Semitic pogroms seen in Europe, particularly during the rise of Nazism. Led by the above mentioned violent demagogue Ashin Wirathu, the mobs enforcing Suu Kyi's rising political order depend on constant and substantial cover provided by the Western media.

Despite this cover, kernels of truth still make their way through the propaganda smokescreen.

In CNN's 2013 article, "Armed Buddhists, including monks, clash with Muslims in Myanmar," it was reported that:

Buddhist monks and others armed with swords and machetes Friday stalked the streets of a city in central Myanmar, where sectarian violence that has left about 20 people dead has begun to spread to other areas, according to local officials.

In the western state of Rakhine, tensions between the majority Buddhist community and the Rohingya, a stateless ethnic Muslim group, boiled over into clashes that killed scores of people and left tens of thousands of others living in makeshift camps last year.

Most of the victims were Rohingya.

Similar violence in September of 2012 revealed the name of one of the leading "monks." AFP's article, "Monks stage anti-Rohingya march in Myanmar, refers to the leader of these mobs as "a monk named Wirathu," referring of course to Ashin Wirathu himself.

In March 2012, Wirathu had led a rally calling for the release of so-called "political prisoners," so designated by US State Department and its stable of faux-human rights NGOs. Wirathu himself was in prison, according to AFP , for inciting hatred against Muslims, until released as part of an amnesty, an amnesty US State Department-funded Democratic Voice of Burma claims concerned only "political prisoners."

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Real monks don’t do politics. The “venerable” Wirathu (front, left) leads a rally for “political prisoners” loyal to Aung San Suu Kyi’s “pro-democracy” movement in March, 2012. Wirathu himself has been often portrayed as an “activist monk” and a “political prisoner” who spent years in prison. In reality, he was arrested for his role in deadly sectarian violence in 2003, while Suu Kyi’s “pro-democracy” front is actually US-funded sedition. Wirathua has picked up right where he left off in 2003, and is now leading anti-Rohingya rallies across the country and has most recently labelled a UN envoy a “whore” for defending the Rohingya minority against his and his followers’ savagery.

Human Rights Watch itself, in its attempt to memorialize the struggle of "Buddhism and activism in Burma" (.pdf), admits that Wirathu was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 25 years in prison along with other "monks" for their role in violent clashes between "Buddhists and Muslims" (page 67, .pdf). This would make Wirathu and his companions violent criminals, not "political prisoners."

While Western news agencies have attempted to spin more recent violence as a new phenomenon implicating Aung San Suu Kyi's political foot soldiers as genocidal bigots, in reality, the violent, sectarian nature of her support base has been back page news for years. AFP's more recent but uncharacteristically honest portrayal of Wirathu, with an attempt to conceal his identity and role in Aung San Suu Kyi's "Saffron" political machine, illustrates the quandary now faced by Western propagandists as the violence flares up again, this time in front of a better informed public.

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An alleged monk, carries an umbrella with Aung San Suu Kyi’s image on it. These so-called monks have played a central role in building Suu Kyi’s political machine, as well as maintaining over a decade of genocidal, sectarian violence aimed at Myanmar’s ethnic minorities. Another example of US “democracy promotion” and tax dollars at work.

During 2007′s "Saffron Revolution," these same so-called "monks" took to the streets in a series of bloody anti-government protests, in support of Aung San Suu Kyi and her Western-contrived political order. HRW would specifically enumerate support provided to Aung San Suu Kyi's movement by these organizations, including the Young Monks Union (Association), now leading violence and calls for ethnic cleansing across Myanmar.

The UK Independent in their article, "Burma's monks call for Muslim community to be shunned," mentions the Young Monks Association by name as involved in distributing flyers, demanding people not to associate with ethnic Rohingya, and attempting to block humanitarian aid from reaching Rohingya camps.

The Independent also notes calls for ethnic cleansing made by leaders of the 88 Generation Students group (BBC profile here) - who also played a pivotal role in the pro-Suu Kyi 2007 protests. "Ashin" Htawara, another "monk activist" who considers Aung San Suu Kyi, his "special leader" and greeted her with flowers for her Oslo Noble Peace Prize address earlier this year, stated at an event in London that the Rohingya should be sent "back to their native land."

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Hands up for recolonization and genocide. One of the US State Department’s favorite “activism 2.0″ gags is having activists write on their hands and photographing it to show solidarity for a cause across social media. Aung San Suu Kyi (photo courtesy of Soros.org) herself promoted the recolonization of Myanmar by Western interests in this way. Ironically, her supporters who had used the tactic to support Suu Kyi and others in her movement, are now writing pro-genocide slogans on their hands.

The equivalent of Ku Klux Klan racists demanding that America's black population be shipped back to Africa, the US State Department's "pro-democratic" protesters in Myanmar have been revealed as habitual, violent bigots with genocidal tendencies. Their recent violence also casts doubts on Western narratives portraying the 2007 "Saffron Revolution's" death toll as exclusively caused by government security operations.

While in late 2012 the Western media attempted to ignore the genocidal nature of Suu Kyi's "Saffron Monks," now it appears that more are catching on. The International Business Times has since published an article titled, "Burmese Bin Laden: Is Buddhist Monk Wirathu Behind Violence in Myanmar?" stating:

The shadow of controversial monk Wirathu, who has led numerous vocal campaigns against Muslims in Burma, looms large over the sectarian violence in Meikhtila.

Wirathu played an active role in stirring tensions in a Rangoon suburb in February, by spreading unfounded rumours that a local school was being developed into a mosque, according to the Democratic voice of Burma. An angry mob of about 300 Buddhists assaulted the school and other local businesses in Rangoon.

The monk, who describes himself as 'the Burmese Bin Laden' said that his militancy "is vital to counter aggressive expansion by Muslims".

He was arrested in 2003 for distributing anti-Muslim leaflets and has often stirred controversy over his Islamophobic activities, which include a call for the Rhohingya and "kalar", a pejorative term for Muslims of South Asian descent, to be expelled from Myanmar.

He has also been implicated in religious clashes in Mandalay, where a dozen people died, in several local reports.

The article also cites the Burma Campaign UK, whose director is attempting to rework the West's narrative in Myanmar to protect their long-groomed proxy Suu Kyi, while disavowing the violence carried out by a movement they themselves have propped up, funded, and directed for many years.

It would be bad enough if US "democracy promotion" had only caused such bloodshed and perpetual injustice in Myanmar alone, propelling the absolute worst elements of society into prominence, but unfortunately similar movements of violent, US-backed criminals have attempted to seize power in neighboring Thailand, led by billionaire mass murderer Thaksin Shinawatra, and around the world including in Libya, Syria, and most recently in Ukraine.

If Aung San Suu Kyi, patron saint of US "democracy promotion," can be exposed and prevented from seizing power in Myanmar, Washington's other schemes around the world can also be overturned. And even with the monumental illusions constructed around Suu Kyi, both domestically and abroad, the veneer has begun to peel. Hiding her "Saffron" enforcers will become increasingly difficult, and with a fully mobilized alternative media, when the final push begins, the public will already be one step ahead of the professional liars who have already long-allowed this injustice to fester for decades.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine "New Eastern Outlook".

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Spanish FM to visit Moscow Sunday to discuss Libya, Ukraine, anti-Russia sanctions

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Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo is expected to arrive in Moscow on March 8 to discuss the Ukrainian crisis and anti-Russia sanctions imposed by the West with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Garcia-Margallo is also expected to meet with Russian Energy minister Alexander Novak and Spanish entrepreneurs working in Russia during his 2-day visit.

The Spanish side has repeatedly insisted on a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, and spoke against arms supply to Kiev.

"The only solution to the crisis in Ukraine - is a political solution, in no event a military one," Garcia-Margallo said earlier this week.

With regard to the sanctions imposed by the European Union and its allies against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, Spain says that now is a wrong time to implement additional restrictive measures.

Garcia-Margallo said that since the Minsk agreements on Ukrainian reconciliation came into force, it is necessary to give a chance for a peaceful dialogue. He added, however, that in case Minsk agreements are not adhered to, additional sanctions could be imposed against Moscow.

The European Union together with the United States have introduced several rounds of economic sanctions against Moscow, citing its alleged interfering in Ukraine's internal affairs and supporting eastern Ukrainian pro-independence militia.

The Kremlin has repeatedly said that it is not a party to the Ukrainian internal crisis, and called for a peaceful dialogue between the warring parties.

During the Garcia-Margallo's visit, the Spanish and the Russian foreign ministers are expected to focus also on the Libyan crisis, the situation in the Middle East, as well as humanitarian issues and cultural ties between the two countries.

Greek foreign minister threatens Europe with flood of jihadists and immigrants if Greece fails

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It wasn't even a full 24 hours after Greece raided at least some of the funds of its pension and other public entities in order to make a €310 payment to the IMF, the first of four this month (the balance is 350 million on March 13, 580 million on March 16 and another 350 million on March 20), that the insolvent country resumed doing what it does best: dispensing hollow threats. This time it was its foreign minister and leader of the Independent Greeks party - Syriza's junior coalition partner - Nikos Kotzias, who showed how to bluff like the best of them, when he threatened that "there will be tens of millions of immigrants and thousands of jihadists, if you take out Greece" the minister said before EU foreign ministers meeting in Riga.

As quoted by , the foreign minister continued his blustery threats saying that "the Western Balkans is not stabilized. Then you have the Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, North Africa. This is a sickle."

The left-wing politician Kotzias also said that "what the Europeans are doping to us is cultural racism...It is a necessity to find another way of behaving toward Greece. It is also a geostrategic necessity. Instead, they chose to crush the Syriza government in its early days...What will this bring?"

The last question was rhetorical, because the answer is the last trump card Greece has: "Right-wing extremism and chaos."

In other words, now that Syriza government, having run out of money as well as all leverage and bargaining power - because clearly it will no longer threaten with a Grexit, no matter how many game theory manuals Varoufakis may have written - its only threat is to warn with a hypothetical worst-case outcome of what will happen to Europe should Syriza not get even the smallest concessions: a neo-nazi state, which will be a transit point for terrorists into Europe.

And in case that was not enough, in an interview with newspaper on Saturday, the Greek minister of defense Kammenos said that if foreign creditors insist on a hard line toward Greece, the government might be tempted to respond with a referendum. "If [lenders] question the will of the Greek people and of the government, one response would be to carry out a referendum," adding "those who need to be convinced that "democracy exists are the Germans; suzerainty is over."

As a reminder, it was precisely the threat of a referendum that cost former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou his post several years ago before he was replaced with the Samaras pro-Brussels government.

So how did Europe respond?

Not good. As Reuters reports, first it was European Central Bank governing council member Luc Coene, who said in an interview published on Saturday that Greece must realize there is no other way than to reform, telling Greeks they had been sold "false promises" by radical leftists now in power.

According to the ECB Greece has two choices: hell in Europe, or an even worse hell outside of Europe:

The Belgian central bank chief said that life outside the euro zone would be far worse for Greek people and warned that if Athens wanted to be financed by the euro zone, the ECB and the International Monetary Fund, it had to follow the rules.

Now that the ECB has regained all leverage over Tsipras, it can proceed to dispense with the verbal slaps on the face: "I do not believe there is a radically different way," he told Belgian daily . "Syriza has made promises it can not keep," he said, adding that the Greek people "will understand quickly that they were deceived by false promises."

They will indeed, and if Kotsias is right, the next party that will rule Greece is none other than the Golden Dawn neo-nazis.

Like his euro zone colleagues, Coene had a clear message for Greece, saying: "Reform is the only way ... Tell me where the money should come if the Greeks do not want reform and do not want to repay other European countries?"

The issue is that if there is anything the past 5 years have shown definitively is that "reform" in Greece, be it "wiring" tourists to become part-time tax-inspectors, or anything else, is simply impossible.

But completing the Greek humiliation was a report in according to which Euro countries' finance ministers may decide at meeting Monday to send IMF, ECB, European Commission representatives to Athens, whose role would be to determine the government's liquidity, because nobody in Europe currently has any idea just how much, or little, cash Greece has left.

In other words, the Troika is baaaaaack. But just don't call it that.

Which means that in a few days, there will be a limo driver waiting at the Athens airport with a sign to pick up the delegation from or TIFKAT. Because, as we noted yesterday, all the Syriza government has achieved is to change the names of the most hated concepts in Greece:

  • instead of "Troika" it is now "Institutions"

  • instead of "Liquidity" it is now "Cash Flow"

  • and instead of "Third Bailout" it is now "Contract for Recovery and Growth of the Greek economy."

Perhaps like with the passage of Obamacare in the US, the Syriza government is just betting it all that the Greek population is indeed that dumb...

Notch up the fear index: Boko Haram allegedly pledges their allegiance to IS

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The Nigerian fundamentalist Islamic Group has pledged their allegiance to the so-called Islamic State according to an audio message. The message was posted on Boko Haram's Twitter account and appeared to be created by the group's leader but remains unconfirmed.

The announcement comes on the heels of a devastating series of attacks in Nigeria that left 54 dead and nearly 200 injured.

During the 8-minute audio, the narrator says "We announce our allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini al-Qurashi and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity."

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The narrator explains the call saying that "the Caliph" represents "Allah's Rule" and "fights the enemy of Islam and those who fight the Rule of Allah."It goes on to pledge to "not to dispute about rule with those in power" and calls on "Muslims everywhere to pledge allegiance to the Caliph and support him, as obedience to Allah."

"This is the completeness of the religion with the book that guides and the sword that favors," he says. "Having to rule the people is one of the greatest duties of the religion."

Boko Haram started in northern Nigeria in 2009 as an effort to impose Islamic rule there. They are believed to have killed more than 5,000 civilians between 2009 and 2014 in attacks occurring mainly in northeast, north-central and central Nigeria but which have also spilled into neighboring states including Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

Is it time to leave America before it's too late?

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Not a day goes by that I do not receive an email from one of my readers advising me to get out of America while I still can. As the level of tyranny in this country increases, there is a proportionate increase in Americans wondering out loud as to whether they should stay or go.

Americans Have Three Options When It Comes to Expatriation

As I see it, Americans have three choices when it comes to expatriation:

1. We can leave the country for a less volatile place to live.

2. There are places we could emigrate to which would buy us a little time against the full rollout of tyranny.

3. We could simply lay down and take our beating as so many victims of genocide have in the past. Or, we can resist the final stages of tyranny and pay for our disobedience with our lives.

The Reasons to Leave America Are Compelling

There can be no question that we are headed for hyperinflation and economic collapse. Because America has notions of freedom and entrepreneurship, the globalists must make an example out of such undesirable attributes.

Employment issues aside, America only has to look at three economic indicators to know that we are in a lot of trouble. The budget deficit is $17 trillion dollars, unfunded (partially or otherwise) mandated social programs constitutes another $222 trillion dollars and the credit swap derivatives total between $1 quadrillion dollars to $1.5 quadrillion dollars.

When we look at Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all the government programs that we all take for granted, the price tag is a whopping $222 trillion dollars. These numbers are going to be exacerbated and grow exponentially because the bulk of the baby boomers are entering retirement age. Even if we took every single penny that the federal government takes in and devote it to paying off these social programs, it would take 111 years to pay off this debt.

In the United States, credit swap derivatives created national debt totals of over one quadrillion dollars. That is one thousand trillion dollars! The entire GDP of the planet is estimated at $66 trillion dollars. And somehow, in the infinite wisdom of Congress in 2008, we falsely and naively believed that a $750 billion transfer of wealth (i.e., Bailout #1) was magically going to save the economy and the collective futures of the American middle class. In short, the debt created by futures speculation is approximately 16 times greater than the sum total of the entire wealth on the planet! And we think we are going to climb out of this? We could fund 1,000 bailouts and the eventual outcome will be the same, slavery by debt.

It is the belief of many that the depth of suffering and ensuing governmental persecution, inside of the United States, will be greater inside of the U.S. than anywhere else. Therefore, it is a very prudent option to leave. Even if America was not headed toward her Armageddon, it seems prudent to leave.

Do It For The Kids

One could make a compelling case that one should leave because the children have no future. It may not be any better anywhere else, but to stay here, appears to be economic suicide for your children's future.

At this present point in time, about half of all recent college graduates are working at jobs that do not even require a college degree. The number of Americans in the 16 to 29 year old age bracket with a job declined by 18 percent between 2000 and 2010. Incomes for U.S. households led by someone between the ages of 25 and 34 have fallen by about 12 percent after you adjust for inflation since the year 2000. In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees. One poll discovered that 29 percent of all Americans in the 25 to 34 year old age bracket are still living with their parents. Overall, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents according to Time Magazine.

America is no longer the land of opportunity as the United States is not even in the top ten. In fact, the United States only ranks 20th in terms of overall gross pay! There are very sound economic reasons to look at when deciding on whether you should leave the country. Young adults who are degreed and/or skilled in fields such as engineering or information technology skills, are really wasting their time by working in the United States. Eight of the world's ten highest-paying countries for information technology (IT) managers are in Western Europe, according to a new survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. The survey found that Swiss managers are paid the most, followed by those in Germany and Denmark. In fact, IT management is another field where U.S. workers fail to crack the top ten in income, the United States ranks 14th in IT management compensation. Even debt ridden Spain, Italy and Greece pay their IT managers more than what Americans earn on average. These are very compelling reasons to leave.

Civil Liberties and Threats From the US Government

Well, we may not have our health and we may not have our wealth, but at least we have our freedoms, don't we? Nothing could be further from the truth. Our local police forces are being federalized and incidences of unwarranted police brutality from our federalized police are skyrocketing.

With the Patriot Acts, the NDAA and several other draconian pieces of legislation designed to protect us from the boogey men we call terrorists, we have lost Habeas Corpus, we are losing our free speech rights to the United Nations and every form of due process that we once cherished under our Constitution . Net Neutrality is threatening to dissolve the Independent Media as we know it. And if you don't like the unfolding criminal enterprise system which suddenly appeared before our collective eyes, the bankers have rolled out a technocratic police state which would make Stalin and Hitler envious. Both the police state and impending martial law are bolstered by the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.6 billion rounds of high tech bullets engraved with the names of citizens who dare to oppose this tyranny! The Constitution has been destroyed and thrown on to the garbage pile of history. And only in tinhorn dictatorships and communist countries do we find this kind of criminal enterprise flourishing!

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

I have personally known a FEMA retiree and his family who have left their home for a self-contained community with like-minded alphabet soup agency personnel in order to protect their families from what is coming. Additionally, Doug Hagmann's DHS insider contact painted a very grim picture of the deadly martial law crackdown that is coming. Same stories, different venues. If you believe that a false flag attack is in our near future, and if you believe that brutal martial law, complete with gun confiscation, was going to take place and if you think that FEMA camps and mass executions of political undesirables were going to occur, then these would be some very valid reasons for leaving this country.

Some Things To Consider Before You Leave

As Americans face crushingly higher taxes and increasingly draconian enforcement tactics, an increasingly greater number of Americans are choosing to flee for greener pastures. It is actually fairly easy to renounce one's own U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Department of State regulations state that the potential ex-patriot must "appear in person before a U.S. consular or diplomatic officer, in a foreign country and sign an oath of renunciation. One should consider their renunciation action carefully because it is irrevocable once declared.

However, nothing is quite as simple as it appears when dealing with our criminal government that has been hijacked by the bankers. If you try and leave America, you will be assessed a 15% exit fee . Yes, that is correct, you are penalized for exercising the privilege to leave the country. This is similar to the Reich Flight Tax that was implemented as part of a larger emergency decree with the goal of stemming capital flight during the unstable Interbellum period. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, the Nazi government largely used the tax to confiscate assets from persecuted people (mostly Jews) who sought to flee the Third Reich. Do you remember as children we were taught to make fun of the Soviet Union for building fences to keep their citizens in? By the way, Russia has a flat 13% tax rate.

Many Americans Have Already Left

An expatriate, who has left America for the greener pastures of Germany, has written to me over a dozen times telling me to get out of America while I still can. I freely admit, that on the balance sheet, the reasons to leave outweigh the reasons to stay. And the reasons to move our children away from the growing tyranny in this country are even more numerous. However, our enemy calls themselves the New World Order for a reason. It may be possible to move to a place like Norway and get some temporary relief, but in reality, you would only be staying one step ahead of the burning bridge.

In 2013, over a 155,000 Americans expatriated to foreign countries, mostly for economic reasons. In total, over five million Americans are choosing to live outside the United States. Just why are Americans leaving this land of "freedom" and opportunity in record numbers, with no end in sight? I have bad news for these people. You expats may have temporarily escaped high taxes and over regulation from the federal government, however, when, and not if, the dollar collapses, all foreign currencies will collapse as well and you will be trapped in a foreign land. I do, however, agree that there are some valid reasons, at least on the surface for leaving.

The Future Is Never Guaranteed

Against all common sense and against all the clear warnings of what lies ahead for many of us, I am still not going to leave my country. I am going to stand and fight.

I am reminded of the story of an American man lamenting about the fact that the Soviets and the Americans would someday engage in a devastating nuclear war. The man researched and studied the best place to relocate to in order to avoid what he felt was the coming nuclear holocaust. He literally took years before deciding to move as he studied prevailing wind patterns, alliances between the Soviets and the Americans before deciding to relocate. Eventually, he decided to move to the Falkland Islands 33 years ago. Subsequently, his new home was shelled and bombed by the British in the Falklands War with Argentina and the man lost family members. It is impossible to prepare for all eventualities.

Where To Go?

Even if you could leave, you might be doing so without your money. Remember, in 2013, banks like Chase limited wire transfers to foreign countries to $50,000 and banned foreign wire transfers.

I predict that under this pathetic president and our insider-trading congress, millions are going to be looking to leave the country. It is my belief that if the number of expatriates grows much beyond present levels, the government will enact policies to make it increasingly more difficult to leave the country.


To those of you that write to me and ask me for advice, I am not going to give it. In this article, I have listed some facts that you may wish to consider. However, I will not bear the responsibility for advising people on such an important decision. This decision is between you, your family and God.

For all the illegal immigrants that think it is so important that you obtain U.S. citizenship, I would advise you to look at the reasons on why so many Americans have already left as well as the reasons I have listed in this article. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the hill. When you leave places like Mexico, you are trading one form of overt government and corporate corruption for another that is a little less obvious, but America will prove to be just as enslaving at the end of the day.

For myself, I am not leaving because I believe in what I am doing and I feel this is where God wants me to be. The future is not guaranteed to any of us. But my way, should not necessarily be your way.

Where would you go? What factors would you consider when choosing a relocation country? Leave a comment below and let's begin a dialogue on this as to whether it is time to leave the former home of the free? Whatever you decide, you better do it quickly, because when martial law comes, the borders will be shut down to expatriation.

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Six billion dollars went missing at the State Department while Hillary Clinton hid her emails

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The political world is swarming over revelations that Hillary Clinton hid her emails during her time as Secretary of State.

She apparently went so far in shielding her official correspondence from public scrutiny that her team set up the private domain @clintonemail.com, used cover names for family members and reportedly ran a server for the mail client out of her home. Hillary publicly tweeted to dispel concerns about secrecy, dubiously claiming

But serious concerns have been raised about her trail of secrecy, and the potential for classified information to have been exposed to foreign entities, spies, hackers and the like:

"The former Secretary's tweet does not answer questions about why this was not done when she left office, the integrity of the emails while she controlled them, the scheme to conceal them, or the failure to provide them in logical course," said committee spokesman Jamal Ware. (source)

Perhaps the most serious accusation facing Clinton is that she may have breached one of the fundamental tenets of classified information. J William Leonard, former director of the body that keeps watch over executive branch secrets, the Information Security Oversight Office, told the Guardian that if Clinton had dealt with confidential government matters through her personal email, that would have been problematic. "There is no such thing as personal copies of classified information. All classified information belongs to the US government and it should never leave the control of the government." (source)

After all, it was the infamous hacker 'Guccifer' who revealed the @clintonemail.com scheme, not GOP enemies or 'accountable' officials in government.

Otherwise, would the world have ever known?

But Wait, There's More... Much More Being Covered Up

But the emails - if they are ever disclosed to the public - are not the half of it.

They are the proverbial tip of the iceberg of secrecy.

Recall that not even a year ago, it was quietly disclosed that the Hillary Clinton State Dept. "misplaced" more than $6 billion dollars that remain unaccounted for. The Washington Times reported about the losses under Sec. Clinton:

The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.

The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a "significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department's contract actions," according to the report.

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The obvious implication here is to cover up corruption and sweetheart deals, such as contracts to spouses and friends, with missing documents in numerous government contracts for the war in Iraq and much more:

The situation "creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file," the report concluded.

It would seem very little was account for - by definition - since the Clinton State Dept. had a vacancy for the critical Inspector General position, responsible for oversight and department spending, during the ENTIRE 5 year tenure of Hillary Clinton there.

It was the longest vacancy in the entire history of the department. In February 2012, a year before Clinton left office in February 2013, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) reported:

The longest vacancy has been at the State Department, which has gone 1,484 days—over four years—without a permanent IG, at a time when the Department has taken on the responsibility and challenge of managing scandal-prone private security contractors in war zones. As of today, there are seven IG positions that have been vacant for more than a year.

So much for the already absurd 'most transparent administration ever' claim of the Obama Administration.

That means no one even pretended to keep Sec. Clinton and her department accountable during her reign.

After Hillary stepped down, embroiled in "what difference does make" Benghazi bullsh*t, and John Kerry took over, one Steve A. Linick was appointed as Inspector General of the State Dept. As IG, Linick discovered $6 billion in unaccounted funds "due to improper filing of contracts during the past six years."

What else will be found - with an as-yet untold covert role by the State Dept. in the meddling of Libya, Egypt, Syria and other players in the Arab Spring uprising, the covert financing of jihadi rebels as well as ISIS, and in the mounting tensions with Russia, China and other key players around the world?

How much more has been kept secret - beyond just emails - that the public will never know about?

But alas, I guess secrecy and the Clintons have long gone together like peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly or power and abuse.

BEST OF THE WEB: The U.S. war on ISIS is a Trojan horse: This is what's really going on

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In August of 2013, even as the words came out of US President Barack Obama's mouth regarding an "impending" US military strike against the Syrian state, the impotence of American foreign policy loomed over him and those who wrote his speech for him like an insurmountable wall. So absurd was America's attempt to once again use the canard of "weapons of mass destruction" to justify yet another military intervention, that many believed America's proxy war in Syria had finally reached its end.

The counterstroke by Russia included Syria's immediate and unconditional surrendering of its chemical weapons arsenal, and with that, so evaporated America's casus belli.

Few would believe if one told them then, that in 2015, that same discredited US would be routinely bombing Syrian territory and poised to justify the raising of an entire army of terrorists to wage war within Syria's borders, yet that is precisely what is happening. President Obama has announced plans to formally increase military force in Iraq and Syria "against ISIS," but of course includes building up huge armies of "rebels" who by all other accounts are as bad as ISIS itself (not to mention prone to joining ISIS' ranks by the thousands).

All it took for this miraculous turn in fortune was the creation of "ISIS," and serial provocations committed by these Hollywood-style villains seemingly engineered to reinvigorate America's justification to militarily intervene more directly in a war it itself started in Syria beginning in 2011.

ISIS could not be a more effective part of America's plans to overthrow the Syrian government and destroy the Syrian state if it had an office at the Pentagon.

Having failed to achieve any of its objectives in Syria, it inexplicably "invaded" Iraq, affording the US military a means of "easing into" the conflict by first confronting ISIS in Iraq, then following them back across the border into Syria. When this scheme began to lose its impact on public perception, ISIS first started executing Western hostages including several Americans. When the US needed the French on board, ISIS executed a Frenchman. When the US needed greater support in Asia, two Japanese were beheaded. And just ahead of President Obama's recent attempt to formally authorize the use of military force against "ISIS," a Jordanian pilot was apparently burned to death in a cage in an unprecedented act of barbarity that shocked even the most apathetic.

The theatrics of ISIS parallel those seen in a Hollywood production. This doesn't mean ISIS didn't really burn to death a Jordanian pilot or behead scores of hostages. But it does mean that a tremendous amount of resources and planning were put into each murder, except apparently, the effect it would have of rallying the world behind the US and its otherwise hopelessly stalled efforts to overturn the government of Syria.

Could ISIS have built a set specifically to capture dramatic shots like a flame trail passing the camera on its way to the doomed Jordanian pilot, planned crane shots, provided matching uniforms for all the extras on their diabolical movie set, but failed to consider the target audience and how they would react to their production? Could they have, just by coincidence, given exactly what the United States needed to continue its war on Syria in 2015 when it otherwise had effectively failed in 2013?

The answer is obviously no. ISIS's theatrics were designed specifically to accomplish this. ISIS itself is a fictional creation. In reality the legions of terrorists fighting across the Arab World under the flag of "ISIS" are the same Al Qaeda militants the US, Saudi Arabia and others in an utterly unholy axis have been backing, arming and exploiting in a variety of ways for decades.

Just as the "Islamic State" in Iraq was exposed as a fictional cover for what was also essentially Al Qaeda (as reported by the in their article, "Leader of Al Qaeda group in Iraq was fictional, U.S. military says"), ISIS too is just the latest and greatest re-visioning yet.

The fighters are real. Their atrocities are real. The notion that they've sprung out of the dunes of Syria and Iraq, picked their weapons from local date trees and have managed to wage war regionally against several collective armies is entirely fantasy. Required to maintain ISIS' ranks would be billions in constant support. These are billions ISIS simply cannot account for from hostage ransoms and black market oil alone. The only source that could prop ISIS up for as long as it has allegedly existed and to the extent it allegedly exists, is a state or collection of states intentionally sponsoring the terrorist enterprise.

Those states are of course the chief benefactors of ISIS' atrocities, and we can clearly see those benefactors are the US and its partners both in Europe and in the Middle East. The US would claim that the threat of ISIS necessitates them to intervene militarily in Syria (when lies about WMDs were flatly rejected by the American and international public). Of course, before the serial headline atrocities ISIS committed, the US attempted to sell this same lie but without affect. Now that sufficient blood has been split and the public sufficiently riled, the US is once again trying to move forward its agenda.

Don't be surprised, if the US manages to succeed, that everything in Syria is left destroyed except for ISIS. A Hollywood villain this popular and effective is surely destined for a sequel in neighboring Iran or southern Russia, coincidentally where the US would like to create strife and carnage the most.

US/Israeli military advisers to ISIS arrested in Mosul, Iraq


Iraqi Special Forces said they have arrested several ISIL's foreign military advisors, including American, Israeli and Arab nationals in an operation in Mosul in the Northern parts of the country.

The Iraqi forces said they have retrieved four foreign passports, including those that belonged to American and Israeli nationals and one that belonged to the national of a Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-state, from ISIL's military advisors.

The foreign advisors were arrested in a military operation in Tal Abta desert near Mosul city.

Last year, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Mossad of training ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria.

Alexander Prokhanov said that Mossad is also likely to have transferred some of its spying experiences to the ISIL leadership, adding that Israel's military advisors could be assisting the Takfiri terrorists.

Prokhanov said ISIL is a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East.

"ISIL is a tool at the hands of the United States. They tell the Europeans that if we (the Americans) do not intervene, ISIL will cause you harm," he said, adding that Iran and Russia are the prime targets of the ISIL.

"They launched their first terror attack against us just a few days back in Chechnya," he said, stressing that the ISIL ideology has got nothing to do with the Islam practiced in Iran and some other Muslim countries in the Middle East region.

Prokhanov said the United States and Israel are one and the same when it comes to supporting a terror organization like the ISIL.

Vaccine hysteria: Setting the stage for an ugly, end-game scenario

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Government propaganda is now reaching surreal levels. Anyone awakened to the plans of the globalist new world order understands the context of the accelerated multi-phased propaganda. However, the masses still watching and believing mainstream media news still seem clueless to what is really happening both domestically and abroad. Or are they?

Despite the disparity of the awareness, many of us get the sense that at least some are becoming less clueless with every day that goes by. Perhaps this is wishful thinking or optimism but I get the feeling this might be the case. Why? Because the empire is becoming more and more daring.

With every day we are seeing the big government challenge basic human values, ethics, common sense, logic and reason. Because of their desperate overreach, this overall scenario may contain a silver lining in terms of human awakening. However, looking at the recent pro-vaccine hysteria, the more frightening reality staring us in the face may be this - the vaccine propaganda is spinning off in its own bizarre direction and is now quietly cementing itself as one of the most powerful tools to be potentially used to implement tyranny and depopulation consistent with the globalist plans for a new world order outlined in the Georgia Guidestones.

One thing I've learned about the Obama administration's tactics is that when they need something really bad they summon Hollywood into the game. In case anyone is not paying attention, look for this sign. How many times have we seen Hollywood jump into the show in the last several years when they (the administration) is bent on pushing a specific agenda? From David Keith appearing on Steven Colbert show to sell geoengineering to the viewers, to director James Cameron selling global warming/climate change in a Showtime TV show, to Hollywood producer Kathryn Bigelow rolling out to the sell the Bin Laden death hoax, to the post Sandy Hook false flag Hollywood gun control infomercials, to now the ridiculous Jimmy Kimmel "anti-vaxxers" spoof video attacking anyone who DOESN'T want to be forced (i.e. anyone who wants to make a personal choice about what goes into their body) to vaccinate their children with the (still largely unproven for safety) Measles vaccines (as is confirmed on its own insert).

Despite this basic medical conclusion, apparently worth a clearly posted warning on the vaccine's own insert, Kimmel was apparently told to push the pro-vaccine propaganda to protect profits. All profits and corruption aside, the more concerning issue is how this new wave of pro-vaccine propaganda is now setting the stage for what could be a very ugly and horrific end-game scenario here in the U.S., as depopulation and true tyranny now becomes exponentially more realistic and well within reach of the controllers.

There are many red flags in this march toward medical and total true tyranny that should concern everyone. One being, whatever happened to all those left wingers who used to tell us about how abortion is all about CHOICE and freedom of choice over your own body? Wasn't that the number one argument Liberals used all these years to justify their position on abortion? Great argument in my opinion, at the very least in some cases. Women naturally have the right to choose what they will do with their own body. What a concept! But, where are those voices today? Where are the angry Liberals defending their bodies against forced vaccinations?? This form of silence is a red flag that should concern anyone who cares about American and freedom.

Isn't freedom of choice, especially when it comes to your OWN body at the root of being an American and the general concept of freedom. If freedom means anything at all, isn't the choice of who you are and what you do to yourself at the heart of it all? How can a "government" under any circumstances, especially here in America, fathom that anything forceful is freedom? Whoever said that we as a people are through with pursuing freedom? Are we to discard our history, values and beliefs because a few tyrants in control feel that freedom is no more?

Many of us are fully awakened to this obvious tyranny that is unfolding, but you may wonder how can it be that there are still people asleep? The answer is TV, mainstream media and Hollywood propaganda being controlled by the CIA. This remnant of un-awakened people will now have to wake up to avoid a horrific end-game scenario now clearly primed to unfold in the near future.

The strategy has intensified, it's now or never for many Americans. Wake up or die (of cancer or other disease) or perhaps wake up or lose your freedom. This American experiment will ultimately be a disastrous and tragic story with a likely horrible ending for many people. The penalty of ignorance will soon be felt and is already being felt by many. Nonetheless, the Hollywood celebrity CIA assets continue to sell ignorance to the American people, as ignorance is the lifeblood of the new world order. Keep everyone stupid and kill off and demonize those that are awake - their strategy is crystal clear.

Here is another red flag, another warning, food for thought and cause for concern. The controllers are working up a big propaganda campaign in an effort to get everyone vaccinated for Measles which is a medically 'limited' disease. Meaning, for the most part, when you contract the disease your chances of survival (as with the common cold or the flu) is very high. As WebMD website puts it:

The disease is brief and self-limited for most children, and the treatment is entirely supportive.

That's right, after recovering, those who contract the disease are then considered immune for life! Great, isn't it? Immunity for life? This is what government is protecting you from. They apparently don't want you to have immunity for life unless they profit from it. Government wants you to roll over and let them stick their antigens inside your body so that you form anti-bodies to THEIR antigens, risk spreading the disease in the process (in the case of Measles "LIVE virus" vaccine) and then HOPE you are immune. This is like trading 'definite' immunity for 'hopeful' immunity and demonizing anyone who doesn't pick the 'hopeful' immunity.

Here's the ominous sign in all of this. If government is willing to ramp up propaganda for a vaccine intended to immunize you from a self-limited disease, what is government going to do when the vaccine giants finally get their Ebola vaccine ready? Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer states:

The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus.

The vaccine being tested - VSV-EBOV - was developed by Canada and is now licensed to Merck. A second vaccine - one developed by U.S. National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline - will be tested in a separate study as supplies become available.

Remember Problem-Reaction-Solution? Does anyone see the obvious ominous threat that is coming to all of America in the name of "public safety"? This is what happens when you give up your individual freedom in the name of the public good. What few realize is that they are using the Measles vaccine hysteria to set up the stage for full-on forced vaccination of their upcoming Ebola vaccine.

With the vaccine industry already caught spiking Tetanus vaccines in Kenya with sterilizing agents, the vaccine stage now stands as a prime tool for the longstanding depopulation agenda long admitted by Bill Gates himself. Problem-Reaction-Solution: It will take little effort for the globalist terrorists to release Ebola again into the public, work up the 24/7 Ebola stories (like they did in 2014) and then create legislation to forcefully vaccinate everyone. The 2014 Ebola scare may have even been a drill for the real scare. Those who refuse will be exponentially demonized if not outright arrested or attacked. Its is thus not difficult to imagine that potentially, this one issue alone could trigger full-on revolution, violence toward health care workers, and enough chaos that could justify martial law.

The controllers know that Americans will not go for medical tyranny yet they continue to play this card even handing the task to Hollywood puppets to push the agenda. I believe this is an ominous sign of things to come. We all knew things were going to get worse before they got better. Be ready for what is coming, be informed, help educate others and remain positive and hopeful.

Remember, the evidence against vaccine safety is established and very compelling and only healthcare ignorance, scientific fraud and protection of mega-profits is keeping the deception going. There are many ways to expose this medical tyranny blueprint, pick one and run with it. The same way that military all take an oath to defend the Constitution, likewise medical doctors all take an oath to do no harm. It is also against medical ethical principles to forcefully treat a patient. This principle is as old as medicine and any doctor (regardless of any old or new government laws) who goes along with forceful treatment is violating their oath and is violating medical codes of ethics.

The issue is not about whether vaccines work. Vaccines can be a great tool to control disease if used properly. The issue is about ethics. Know that in modern medicine ethics is highly emphasized, and violating a patient's basic rights is at the heart of this matter. Anyone can research a pharmacology book and confirm that there are no medicines or vaccines available in these modern times that are so flawless that they justify forceful administration. Almost every single drug and all vaccines have dangerous unwanted "side effects" and drawbacks associated with them, enough to make an argument for why a patient might choose to not receive that treatment.

Naturally the State will hold that the claimed "safety" of the public is more important than individual choice and humanity will have to continue demonstrating that government's version of "safety" is not safe at all, and hope that someone listens.

Finally, remember that the proof is all there and ultimately we are up against disinformation, the CIA and its mainstream media and Hollywood mouthpieces. For this reason is it up to all of us to spread the word. Educate those we know about this topic and do everything you can to inform those that don't understand what is happening. In the end 'Truth and knowledge' will clash against 'Lies and propaganda', and like all other government conspiracies the truth will come out in what Arthur Schopenhauer called the three stages of truth. First they ridicule you, then they violently oppose you, then you win. We are now in the first stage of ridicule. When the Ebola vaccine is ready I expect the 'violent opposition' will begin. If we make it past this stage, only then will we win. Will you be ready?