DARPA’s ‘Transient Electronics’ Will Disappear Anywhere


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dissolvable_electronics_in_waterImagine electronic medical devices, implanted to heal wounds and then dissipating inside the human body. Environmental sensors dispersed over an oil spill, collecting data before dissolving into the earth. Or clandestine listening devices, sending recorded conversations back to military operatives and then vanishing before they can be found.

In the near-future, these three scenarios could become reality. All courtesy of a military-backed venture into “Transient Electronics.” The idea, in essence, is to flip the hallmark elements of electronics technology — durability and long lifespans — in favor of devices that actually disappear within a set period of time.

The technology behind the project, a collaborative effort by researchers at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Tufts University, is described in a paper published this week in the journal Science.

“Historically, the field of electronics has been spectacularly successful because of devices that were stable over time,” Dr. John Rogers, a professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says. “We wondered whether asking the opposite question of electronics could have interesting results.”

Turns out, it did. With funding from the National Science Foundation and military research agency DARPA, the team used “an eclectic mix” of biocompatible materials — which vary depending on the application — combined with nano-layers of silicon and encapsulated in silk. Every single part of each device, from sensors to power sources, dissolves over a period of time. Depending on how the devices are constructed (namely, how thick each layer is) they can last for hours, days, months or even years.

“The electronics are designed to be stable and fully-functional during their lifetime,” Rogers says. “It’s the lifetime itself that sets them apart from the devices that are being used today.”

Already, the team has developed and tested several device prototypes. In one particularly nifty instance, they used a mouse model to demonstrate that an implanted medical device could accelerate wound healing and kill bacteria, then dissolve once the job was done.

“Either these devices would be digested by the body, or they would dissolve within it,” Dr. Yonggang Huang, a professor of mechanical engineering at Northwestern, says of the technology. “We used only metals that already exist in the body, so we’re confident they can dissolve without concerns about toxicity.”

The medical implications of such devices are myriad. Implantable electronics could monitor vital signs, deliver medications or track patient recovery. The devices would also circumvent many existing challenges that hamper implantable electronics, namely concerns over longterm effects inside the body, as well as painful or costly implant removal and replacement.

In an environmental or military context, the devices have the potential to save money and time — not to mention lives. “Imagine an oil spill, dropping 100,000 sensors that give realtime information on an area during clean-up,” Rogers says. “Collecting them would be almost impossible, so what if you just didn’t need to?” The same is true, of course, for sensors dropped into combat regions — particularly urban areas or buildings, where collecting the devices is dangerous and preventing their detection is tricky.

The prospects of transient electronics are so far-ranging, and so far-out, that even the researchers behind them haven’t yet grasped every possibility. “Admittedly, we might not be perceiving all the potential uses,” Rogers says. “We’re still asking new questions.”

For now, the team is refining the devices, and evaluating how they operate and dissipate at various temperatures, in different environmental conditions and at several pH levels. They’re also conducting additional animal studies on medical implants, with an eye on human trials in coming years.

And fickle consumer tech aficionados, take note: Rogers also imagines a day where conventional consumer electronics, like smartphones or laptops, might also be designed with transience in mind. “Disposing of these devices is a major waste problem,” he says. “But the reality is, most people don’t want to keep their phone for more than a few years.”

This will open new doors to “planned obsolescence!” I find it hard to get durable electronics and electrical appliances as it is (such is the disposable nature of Chinese-manufactured products available at your local discount store). Imagine how this technology could be made available to industry to sure the electrical components in your car, refrigerator, HVAC unit, toaster, hair dryer, you name it, vaporizes, rendering them useless in a matter of years or after so many cycles/hours of use (after the warranty runs out, of course) making it too expensive to repair. The manufacturers can simply charge more money for items that will continue to operate after 2 years with the simple switch of a ‘chip.’ Wow, the possibilities are endless!







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DARPA Looks To Create Disappearing Vehicles



A microchip created through the Vanishing Programmable Resources program goes directly from the solid to gaseous state. Photo courtesy – DARPA

What if the vehicle delivering the goods to a remote village or group of soldiers could just vanish after it made the drop? Sounds crazy, right?

Well, DARPA is hoping to do just that. The research unit it looking to develop solutions that can carry supplies to their intended destinations and then disappear.

ICARUS, short for Inbound, Controlled, Air- Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems, ICARUS grew out of the military research agency’s Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program, which succeeded in making self-destructing electronic components that can destroy themselves.

Aside from the obvious military uses, DARPA says a vehicle that vanishes in to thin air could also offer an unmanned solution for taking critical supplies to hard to reach areas in the aftermath of events like a natural disaster. Once the load is delivered, personnel wouldn’t have to worry about getting the vehicle back out of the area.

The ICARUS initiative also aims to create small, single-use, unpowered delivery vehicles that can drop a small load to a precise location and vanish to the human eye thereafter.

IcarusNamed after the character in Greek mythology whose wings made of wax and feathers melted off when he flew too close to the sun.

“Vanishing delivery vehicles could extend military and civilian operational capabilities in extenuating circumstances where currently there is no means to provide additional support,” said ICARUS program manager Troy Olsson.

“Sophisticated electronics are increasingly pervasive on the battlefield for a range of applications that include remote sensing and communications,” Olsson explained in a statement. “However, it is nearly impossible to track and recover every device, resulting in their unintended accumulation in the environment, potential recovery and use by unauthorized individuals, and compromise of intellectual property and technological advantage.”

DARPA is clear in its Friday announcement, the vehicle must actually disappear to the human eye, leaving no visible residue and a maximum remnant size of 100 μm in the longest dimension.

“Camouflaging schemes, removal or departure of the vehicle, and other approaches that would be described as ‘technically disappeared’ are not of interest to DARPA,” the announcement reads.

ICARUS Project–  DARPA plans to make unmanned delivery drones that can literally disappear after servings their purpose. With the ICARUS project and the VAPR program, DARPA says that the technology is plausible.

Guidelines for the project (see Attachment below) state that the vehicle must not be longer than three meters. It will have four hours from load delivery or within 30 minutes of morning civil twilight, assuming a night drop, to degrade–whichever is earlier. It will need to land a load up to 3 pounds within 10 meters of a targeted landing spot.

The finished product will be allowed a tennis ball sized guidance or control system exempt from the transience requirement. The rest of the vehicle must autonomously disappear.

DARPA will not accept projects where “the vanishing is triggered remotely via a radio frequency, optical, or other communications channel.”

The research agency says that this feat will be possible because of developments made in the field of disappearing materials through both DARPA’s VAPR program, which kicked off two years ago, and in the wider materials science field.

The program is set to last for 26 months, divided into two phases, with total funding of about $8 million. The first will last for 14 months and focus on engineering of the vehicle itself, and the second for 12 months and focus on the material that the craft will be made of.

The program’s objective is to have a “field-testable prototype by the end of it’s second year.”

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October 9, 2015


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Mind-Blowing DARPA Projects That Will Change Our World


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The Pentagon spends more on war than all 50 states combined spend on health, education, welfare, and safety .

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5 Things You’ll Be Able to Do With Your Mind by 2050 (Probably Earlier)

There are new possibilities for the mind to do, a lot of things, especially when it is translated into codes in 1’s and 0’s. The mind will be like a super computer inside every human being.

Here are the 5 things you’ll be able to do with your mind by 2050 (probably earlier)

1. Store Your Thoughts On An External Device
2. Learn New Things From a Brain Implant
3. Telepathically Send Messages to Your Friends
4. Remotely Control a Robotic Body
5. Hack Into Someone Else’s Mind

Imagine sharing your thoughts to others more freely and more detailed by just lending your external hard drive filled with your memories. Learning and sharing of information will be easier. Collaboration between human beings will be faster and more efficient if these 5 proposed things happen. Imagine us humans having avatars and we do not need to leave our homes when we do our errands. There are countless possibilities with this new technology but in every opportunity there are also new threats and it will be very scary if people try to corrupt your mind and hack into it.


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DARPA Sole Source Notice | Kromek Group PLC (KMK …

Kromek Group plc) d24a30b8a7fecaa9e40a0d.pdf Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited 8 October 2015 Kromek Group plc (‘Kromek’ or the ‘Company’) DARPA Sole Source Notice US defence agency intends to appoint Kromek as sole source supplier under SIGMA Kromek, a radiation detection technology company focusing on the medical, security and nuclear markets, announces that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, has issued a Sole Source Notice (the ‘Notice’) stating that it intends to award a sole source contract to Kromek to supply Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRDs) in support of DARPA’s SIGMA program. As noted in the Company’s announcement of 17 April 2015, the programme with DARPA, which commenced in August 2014, is to develop an advanced personal detection system for gamma and neutron radiation that can be combined with other such systems to form large networks that can provide information on radiation signatures over an extended area.

To date, Kromek has been awarded $4.35m in contracted revenues under the SIGMA programme for the development and piloting of the Company’s solution. The contract referenced in the Notice would represent the transition to the commercial phase of the project. The Notice is not a contractual commitment and therefore does not have an impact on the financial performance of the Company. As stated in the Notice, third parties could submit information to DARPA until 7 October 2015. DARPA will now determine whether it will conduct a competitive procurement or award the sole source contract to Kromek.

The Company will update the market as appropriate. The full Notice can be accessed at the following link: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-15-81/listing.html Enquiries: Kromek Group plc 01740 626 060 Arnab Basu, CEO Derek Bulmer, CFO Cenkos Securities plc 0207 397 8900 Bobbie Hilliam (NOMAD) Julian Morse (Sales) Luther Pendragon Ltd 0207 618 9100 Harry Chathli, Claire Norbury, Alexis Gore distributed by This content was issued by Kromek Group plc on the 2015-10-08 and was initially posted on . It was distributed, unedited and unaltered, by noodls on 2015-10-08 09:29:16 UTC. The original issuer is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information contained therein. (noodl: 30234520)

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DARPA: Self-Healing of Body and Mind


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ElectRx InfographicDefense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) seeks to advance understanding of the anatomy and physiology of specific neural circuits and their role in health and disease. Fundamental biology efforts will set out to culminate in proof-of-concept demonstrations of feedback-controlled neuromodulation strategies to establish healthy physiological states.

DARPA is devising a “quick reaction force” for the human body, able to detect unhealthy effects and to trigger change reactions to help restore the body to health, and to maintain health in opposition to adverse body states.

The peripheral nervous system is the body’s information superhighway, communicating a vast array of sensory and motor signals that monitor our health status and effect changes in brain and organ functions to keep us healthy,“ said Doug Weber, the ElectRx program manager and a biomedical engineer who previously worked as a researcher for the Department of Veterans Affairs. “We envision technology that can detect the onset of disease and react automatically to restore health by stimulating peripheral nerves to modulate functions in the brain, spinal cord and internal organs.

Several teams of scientists and engineers in the US and Australia will map out mechanisms of inflammation, immunity, gene expression, nerve malfunction etc. which contribute to disease onset and symptoms, and devise methods of electromagnetic stimulation to counter these ill effects via the peripheral nervous system.

Most of the recent research into the healing effects of electromagnetism has focused on the central nervous system. By utilizing the peripheral nervous system, scientists, bioengineers, and clinicians can actually access both central and peripheral systems — using the peripheral system as a gateway to the spinal cord and brain.

Using the peripheral nervous system as a medium for delivering therapy is largely new territory and it’s rich with potential to manage many of the conditions that impact the readiness of our military and, more generally, the health of the nation,” Weber said. “It will be an exciting path forward.

In parallel, ElectRx will seek to develop disruptive biological-interface technologies required to monitor biomarkers and peripheral nerve activity, as well as deliver therapeutic signals to peripheral nerve targets. Technology development will focus on chronic demonstrations of efficacy in biosensing or neuromodulation. Potential new approaches include in vivo, real-time biosensors and novel neural interfaces using optical, acoustic, electromagnetic, or engineered biology strategies to achieve precise targeting with potentially single-axon resolution.

These approaches to maintaining and achieving health are intriguing, and worth following. From the earliest moments of embryonic existence, human development is guided and affected by subtle electromagnetic fields. Science and bioengineering have barely begun to understand how electromagnetics and optoelectronics can aid in healing, recovery, rehabilitation, and achieving “extra-optimal” fitness of mind and body.

An early commercial approach to accessing the CNS via the peripheral vagus nerve

CNS-immune systemSchematic representation of the CNS-immune system crosstalk. There are bi-directional circuits linking CNS and immune system. The CNS can communicate with the immune system to modulate its activity, through different ways: through the autonomic nervous system (via the sympathetic and vagus nerve innervation, see the text for deeper details), the catecholaminergic pathway, or the neuropeptides and hormones release. In this context, leptin modulates immune system, by increasing the activation of T cells and decreasing Treg cells functions, thus representing a key player in the susceptibility to immune-mediated disorders.

Interesting work on bioelectricity by Robert Becker MD including a link to a full PDF download of his classic work “The Body Electric,” and much more.

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Quick and interesting Discover article on a few bioelectric apps

heart-powered battery– This heart-powered battery harnesses electrical currents from an animal’s heartbeats. The Piezoelectric nanoribbons, which attach to the outside of the heart muscle, much like a Band-Aid.

These tiny strips contain crystals that create an electric current when flexed — each time the heart expands and contracts. In animal tests, electrical output reached 0.2 microwatts per square centimeter, potentially strong enough to power self-contained pacemakers and make battery-replacement surgeries a thing of the past.

From the beating of our hearts to the chemistry of our brains, scientists are taking advantage of our bodies’ natural energy sources.

Researchers have long sought to harvest renewable energy from the world around us. Now, scientists are turning inward.

The beating of our hearts, the rush of our blood and the myriad chemical reactions that keep us alive are all potential energy sources. Experts are working to develop technologies that take advantage of the powerful biological ecosystems we already carry around with us.

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FBI is Covering Up Saudi Links to 9/11 Attack


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911 CommissionFormer Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijji ’ “urgent” pre-9/11 exit suggests “someone may have tipped them off” about the coming attacks.

Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush.

“The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,” he said, adding, “I am speaking of the kingdom,” or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors.

Sources who have read the censored Saudi section say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks — which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government.

– From the New York Post article: How the FBI is Whitewashing the Saudi Connection to 9/11

One of the strangest aspects of the post 9/11 period has been the number of very intelligent people who intimately appreciate and fight against the innumerable crimes and thefts committed by the American oligarchy, yet simply can’t come to terms with the fact that the official story of September 11, 2001 is a heaping pile of bullshit. At the end of the day, I think it’s just a function of managing career risk. Having already achieved some level of public success, not many people will want to give the mainstream media the opportunity to attach “9/11 truther” to their name, thus tarnishing all the other work they do in the mind of the general public.

I’ve never claimed to know exactly what happened on that day. The only thing I’ve said is that we aren’t being told anything close to the whole story, and without the real story, the entire “war on terror” becomes a gigantic scam. I simply don’t believe that a few guys pulled off these attacks and brought down the World Trade Center without state backing. Once state backing enters the equation, the entire thing does indeed become a very real conspiracy. One that takes on special significance if the state sponsor is one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East. An ally that is unquestionably a ruthless, medieval-style monarchy that was itching to rid itself of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly obvious that elements within the Saudi government were directly responsible for 9/11. I suggest familiarizing yourself with the following:

Must Watch Video – Congressman Thomas Massie Calls for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents Upon Reading Them

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Moving along, the New York Post reports that the FBI is going out of its way to cover up this involvement, despite extremely suspicious events that were called into question immediately after 9/11. For example:

Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars — including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser — and even a refrigerator full of food.

About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier.

Perfectly normal, particularly when you combine it with the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and son-in-law, who beat a hasty retreat back to Saudi Arabia just two weeks before the attacks after nearly a six-year stay here.

Neighbors took note of the troubling coincidence and called the FBI, which opened an investigation that led to the startling discovery that at least one “family member” trained at the same flight school as some of the 9/11 hijackers in nearby Venice, Fla.

Saudi 911 connection in FloridaThe Saudi-9/11 connection in Florida was no small part of the overall 9/11 investigation. Yet it was never shared with Congress. Nor was it mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Some report…

Now it’s being whitewashed again, in a newly released report by the 9/11 Review Commission, set up last year by Congress to assess “any evidence now known to the FBI that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission.” Though the FBI acknowledges the Saudi family was investigated, it maintains the probe was a dead end.

The review panel highlighted one local FBI report generated from the investigation that said Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hijji, the prominent Saudi couple who “fled” their home, had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.”

But: “The FBI told the Review Commission that the communication was ‘poorly written’ and wholly unsubstantiated,” the panel noted in its 128-page report. “When questioned later by others in the FBI, the special agent who wrote (it) was unable to provide any basis for the contents of the document or explain why he wrote it as he did.”

How strange. Yet panelists did not interview the unidentified agent for themselves. They just accepted headquarters’ impeachment of his work.

The panel’s report also doesn’t explain why visitor security logs for the gated Sarasota community and photos of license tags matched vehicles driven by the hijackers, including 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta.

Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijjis’ “urgent” pre-9/11 exit suggests “someone may have tipped them off” about the coming attacks.

Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush.

“The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,” he said, adding, “I am speaking of the kingdom,” or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors.

Sources who have read the censored Saudi section say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks — which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government. The section allegedly identifies high-level Saudi officials and intelligence agents by name, and details their financial transactions and other dealings with the San Diego hijackers. It zeroes in on the Islamic Affairs Department of the Saudi Embassy, among other Saudi entities.

The review commission, however, concludes there is “no evidence” that any Saudi official provided assistance to the hijackers, even though the panel failed to interview Graham or his two key investigators — former Justice Department attorney Dana Lesemann and FBI investigator Michael Jacobson — who ran down FBI leads tying Saudi officials to the San Diego hijackers and documented their findings in the 28 pages.

Graham smells a rat: “This is a pervasive pattern of covering up the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 by all of the agencies of the federal government which have access to information that might illuminate Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11.”

If the 9/11 attacks were indeed orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, then it’s not a stretch to ask who else may have been involved or aware of it ahead of time considering the extremely close relationship between the U.S. and the desert monarchy. The apparent cover-up makes everything look even more suspicious.

Oh, and in the event that the New York Post isn’t sophisticated enough for you, this was also covered the by the New York Times in the article, Florida Ex-Senator Pursues Claims of Saudi Ties to Sept. 11 Attacks. Here’s an excerpt:

“One thing that irritates me is that the F.B.I. has gone beyond just covering up, trying to avoid disclosure, into what I call aggressive deception,” Mr. Graham said during an interview in a family office in this Miami suburb, which rose on what was a sprawling dairy farm operated by Mr. Graham’s father, also political leader in Florida.

“Conspiracy theory” indeed.





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More Fear Mongering From Our DHS Protectors


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Bete uprisingHere we go again. Time to make the sheep cower, while our DHS shepherds protect us from another phantom wolf. How predictable. DHS has to substantiate their $1 billion annual budget by acting like they are saving us from phantom predators who never materialize.

I guess they’ve run out of dupes to lure into fake terrorist plots, so now they just issue dire warnings of impending doom. Our government keepers are not only using the Oregon shooting as their latest attempt to disarm law abiding citizens, but now they are using it to make our special millennial snowflakes beg for the police state to protect them and save them from being killed by anonymous posters on social media. They have successfully freaked out every college and university in the Philadelphia area, as if the police, FBI, or ATF have ever successfully foiled a real terrorist plot. 

Some anonymous idiot on 4chan makes some vague threat referencing the Oregon shooter as part of some rebellion, and now every school in the Philly area is on lock-down. They were interviewing students who say they will hide in their dorms rather than venture to class at 2:00 today. What a fucking joke. What a bunch of low IQ wannabe’s. The idiot in Oregon was a 26 year old emotionally disturbed virgin loner from a broken home who was probably on psychotropic drugs (not a peep from the MSM about that). He had no friends and lived in an apartment with his mommy. He wasn’t part of a revolution. Use your fucking brains people.

I thought the NSA captures every electronic communication in the country. They can’t figure out who supposedly made the threat because they posted anonymously. Give me a break! They can trace the IP address to a location. They can supposedly tell when they are hacked by Russians or Chinese, but they can’t track down a poster on a website?

This is just more bullshit from our government keepers to make us beg for their protection. Never let a mass shooting go to waste. I wonder what threat level I should be observing today.  

The FBI and ATF are warning about a non-specific threat of violence against “a university near Philadelphia” on Monday.

The FBI released the following statement over the weekend:

Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5. No specific college or university was identified in the posting. We encourage students, faculty, and employees at area colleges and universities to follow the guidance of their campus security officials. The FBI will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence, and, as always, we ask the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

The threat was posted on 4chan, a message board where everyone is anonymous, last Friday, the day after the shooting in Oregon. It praises the gunman as a fellow member of the “Beta Rebellion.”

“On October fifth, at 1pm Central time, a fellow robot will take up arms at a university near Philadelphia,” the post reads.

“The first of our kind has struck fear into the hearts of America,” the writer of the new threat declared.

His cries have been heard, even by the president. This is only the beginning. On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near Philadelphia. His cries will be heard, his victims will cower in fear, and the strength of the Union will decay a little more. …

Martyr yourself for the cause or support those who have the courage to do so. We have the chance to make the world a better place for betas everywhere.

The deadline passed without incident — as did the deadline for a similar threat directed at schools in Edinburgh. Scotland, posted shortly after the Oregon shootings — but not without shaking a lot of people up.

Now the most malevolent trolls on the /r9k/ board, knowing that they have the attention of the world, are rhapsodizing about the coming “beta rebellion,” gleefully mocking the victims of the Oregon shootings, and posting threats aimed at an assortment of schools around the world, from Texas to the Netherlands.

And so, alongside more traditional /r9k/ topics as “Post your waifu” and “DAILY REMINDER THAT ALL FEMALES ARE DECEIVING SUBHUMAN WHORES,” the board today is filled with simultaneously ridiculous and chilling messages like these:

 Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)15:01:08 No.22995724▶>>22995744 >>22995763 >>22995785 >>22995913 >>22995995 Some of you guys are alright. Don't go to school tomorrow if you're near Austin. happening thread will be posted later so long, space robots >> Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)15:01:43 No.22995744▶ >>22995724 (OP) Go to A&M instead please >> Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)15:02:30 No.22995763▶ >>22995724 (OP) Good luck, brobot.Schools in Philadelphia and surrounding communities – including Temple and Drexel Universities and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, as well as Villanova and St. Joseph’s university and Camden County and Delaware Tech community colleges – emphasized that the threat is non-specific, but urged students to be on alert Monday.

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Temple University alerted their community to check their emails for an important public safety message from Temple police.

Temple community: Please check your email for an important public safety message from @TU_Police.

That email was tweeted by the Temple’s student news program Temple Update.

In the email, Temple police say, “Temple University, along with other colleges and universities in our region, has learned from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) that a threat of violence has been made online against “a university near Philadelphia.” This posting states an action could take place at 1 p.m. central (2 p.m. eastern) Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.”

Temple police say law enforcement is not aware of any specific threat at this time and they will have increased visibility on campus Monday.

Meanwhile, the University of Pennsylvania’s independent student news organization The Daily Pennsylvanian tweeted about the warning, as well.

BREAKING: FBI and ATF warns Penn and others that a threat of violence targeting a school in the Philly area was made for Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania also released statements Sunday regarding a safety advisory:

The FBI has notified all Philadelphia area colleges and universities about a recent social media posting threatening violence at a Philadelphia area college or university on Monday, October 5. Since the shooting last week at a community college in Oregon, the FBI has seen similar social media postings throughout the country. – Drexel University

We have been advised by ATF and the FBI that they have “no knowledge of any specific threat”. However, in an abundance of caution we are working closely with Federal and local Law Enforcement Agencies to monitor this unspecified threat. The Division of Public Safety has increased our police, security officer and CCTV patrols. – Univ. of Penn

Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)12:16:28 No.22989609▶>>22989676 >>22989718 >>22989734 >>22989758 >>22989777 >>22989782 Gonna fucking do it. Fuck society, fuck interaction that is literally 100% social constructs, fuck people, fuck the government. Tomorrow at 10:05 i will open fire at the university of Leiden. Not gonna tell you which faculty, thats up to you to guess. Shit's gonna go down, then i'm gonna go down. Going for the highscore. Only counts if suicide you cancerous fucks, get it right. >> Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)12:17:07 No.22989632▶ Quit being a fag >> Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)12:18:33 No.22989676▶>>22989707 >>22989609 (OP) oh shutup, you're gonna be one of those idiots who gets like 2 kills but injures 30 people.

in class right now beta uprising Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)15:11:10 No.22996081▶>>22996155 Im tired of all these people bullying betas like me tomorrow im gonna do something about it. I f you live on nor-cal don't go to school tomorrow! This is for the glory of betas everywhere! >> Anonymous 10/05/15(Mon)15:13:09 No.22996155▶ >>22996081 (OP) This is just routine now. Move along robots.In response to the threat, students in the area were expressing concern and said they were wondering what to do.

“Just because all of the recent things have been going on, it’s just scary to think it’s possibly going to happen on our campus,” said Mackenzie Leedy of Drexel University. “So I’m scared to actually leave my dorm tomorrow.”

“It’s just kind of scary because Drexel isn’t that safe of an area the way it is, just given its history, and the fact that we don’t know which school and it’s a very specific time,” said Amanda Stella, a junior at Drexel.

Most said they will be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

Schools are urging students and staff to be alert and report anything out of the ordinary. They said they’ll have extra campus police and security personnel on patrol supplemented by local police departments.

None have canceled classes, though, as much as some students would like them to:

FBI Warns Philly-Area Universities About

Side note:

Our country seems to be divided into two major groups in response to these fear mongering movements by government and media.

Those who feel helpless -probably because they’ve been taught to- and cry out for government to make more laws to protect them thinking that will somehow make them safe.

Those who decide to buy a gun and ammunition to protect themselves since they see the obvious failure of current laws to even phase the problem and realize more laws will make absolutely no difference.

The American people are easy to fool, how many people even noticed that CNN whitewashing of the shooters photo to make him look white instead of black? For that matter, since it has become know that he was an immigrant has anyone bothered to ask if he was a citizen or not? I can’t readily find that, maybe he was but it doesn’t seem to be being publicized much.

If the “authorities” really wanted to “err on the side of caution,” there missives would have been as follows:

“Attention Students and Faculty! Some mental patient has posted a threat of violence anonymously, online. PLEASE make sure you are carrying your defense weapon on campus today!”

Wanna bet these shootings would stop?

The MSM should be forced to start and end every news show with a news story of a citizen defending themselves against thugs.

THAT would drop the crime rate.

When we let this final, barely-hanging-on, “right” be taken away, we will truly deserve what comes next.






Beta-lactamase resistance legal definition of beta-lactamase

RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.

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TPP Trade Deal: Who Stands to Gain, Suffer in Asia-Pacific


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  • Exports of American-made goods drop to lowest since June 2011
  • Gain in imports boosted by a jump in demand for mobile phones
  • Japanese Automakers Among Big Winners on Improved U.S. Access
  • China Welcomes Agreement, Hopes Deal Will Benefit Growth

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the biggest trade agreement in history, reducing tariffs and other forms of protectionism in a dozen countries making up about 40 percent of the global economy with economic output of almost $30 trillion.

The White House estimates it will eliminate 18,000 tariffs on U.S.-manufactured goods, while giving everyone from Vietnamese shrimpers to New Zealand dairy farmers cheaper access to markets across the Pacific. Critics, particularly in the U.S., say it will kill American manufacturing jobs, reduce environmental standards and raise drug prices significantly.

Additionally, U.S. exports decreased 2 percent to $185.1 billion in August. They’ve receded from the record $197.8 billion reached in October. The August decline reflected a drop in the value of industrial supplies, including oil, plastics and metals. Shipments of consumer goods and motor vehicles also fell.

Obama TPPThere is indeed substantial evidence that import competition from low-wage countries has contributed to the momentous decline in U.S. manufacturing employment in the last two decades.

“The over-riding issue is exports declining in the wake of a weak global growth environment,” said Richard Moody, chief economist at Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham, Alabama. “Trade is clearly going to be a drag on growth.”

The deal sealed Monday in Atlanta came after more than five years of negotiations between the TPP nations — the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

The agreement must still be ratified by lawmakers in the TPP nations before it can take effect and President Barack Obama is likely to face a fight to secure passage by the U.S. Congress.


Japan TPP*Japanese car and auto-parts makers may be the biggest winners, as they get cheaper access to the U.S., the industry’s biggest export market
* Japan was forced to reduce some of the protections granted to its rice farmers, creating a non-tariff import quota of one percent of its total consumption
* Livestock farmers may be harder hit as tariffs on beef will be cut to 9 percent over 16 years from 38.5 percent, while pork tariffs will also be slashed


Australian-Flag-kangaroo-bigstock– Australia happy with gains with TPP

* The deal will remove about A$9 billion of import taxes from Australian trade, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said
* Australia will gain access to the U.S. sugar market while Japan will
also reduce levies on the product and the cut in the beef tariff will help Australian ranchers
* Seafood and most horticulture products will see tariffs dropped, while preferential quota access will be created for grains, cereals and rice
* Australia and New Zealand successfully pressured the U.S. to compromise on the amount of time pharmaceutical companies would get protection for new biotech drugs, granting companies a minimum of five years rather than the 12 years of protection pushed by the U.S. That could lead to cheaper drug prices and more competition
* Reduced tariffs on everything from iron and steel products, to pharmaceuticals, machinery, paper and auto parts will help Australian manufacturers

New Zealand:

TPP2* Tariffs due to be eliminated on 93 percent of New Zealand’s trade with its TPP partners representing annual savings of about NZ$259 million ($168 million), Trade Minister Tim Groser said.
* The dairy industry, which accounts for about a quarter of exports, will see savings of about NZ$102 million a year. Some tariffs to remain in key markets such as the U.S., Japan, Canada and Mexico. Though New Zealand will get preferential access to new quotas, Canada only agreed to set foreign quotas for 3.3 percent of it dairy market over five years
* Tariffs on beef exports will be eliminated with the exception of Japan where they will drop to 9 percent from 38.5 percent, he said. Tariffs on all other exports including fruit, seafood, wine and sheep meat will be eliminated
* “While I am very disappointed that the deal falls far short of TPP’s original ambition to eliminate all tariffs, there will be some useful gains for New Zealand dairy exporters in key TPP markets such as the U.S., Canada and Japan,”  John Wilson, chairman of Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd., the world’s biggest dairy exporter, said in a statement.


* Vietnam to be among the biggest winners, according to the Eurasia Group, with the agreement potentially boosting GDP by 11 percent by 2025, with exports growing 28 percent in the period as companies move factories to the low-wage country, the report said.
* Reduced import duties in the U.S. and Japan will benefit country’s apparel manufacturers, whose low labor costs have enabled them to grab business from China. Still, impact may be limited as Vietnam will still face strict rules-of-origin on materials.
* Fishing industry to benefit from elimination of import tax on shrimp, squid and tuna, now averaging 6.4%-7.2%
* Eliminating import taxes on pharmaceutical products from the current average of about 2.5% will lead to tougher competition between Vietnamese domestic companies and foreign companies. TPP will also increase patent protection, restricting Vietnam companies access to new products as well their ability to produce new drugs.


* Malaysia’s state-owned enterprises may suffer from the deal which calls for equal access to government procurement
* Electronics, chemical products, palm oil and rubber exporters are among beneficiaries. Malaysia is the world’s second-biggest palm oil producer and one of the biggest growers of rubber


China TPP* The world’s second-biggest economy may be among the biggest losers as it failed to join the TPP, allowing the U.S. to tighten trade ties across the region and advance the Obama administration’s so-called pivot to Asia. After initially dismissing TPP, Chinese officials have now indicated some interest in possibly joining in the future
* “China has an open attitude towards system building that complies with WTO rules and is conducive to economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region, and hopes the agreement and other free trade arrangements in the region can be mutually beneficial, so that they can make contributions to trade, investment and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region,” China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
* Chinese exporters may lose some market share in the U.S. and Japan to developing countries such as Vietnam, according to Bloomberg economist Fielding Chen
* China will push its “one belt, one road” strategy of resurrecting trade routes from Asia to Europe and its new development bank and try to reach more free-trade deals with other countries, especially in Asia, Chen said. “While opening up its own door, China doesn’t want to see other countries are closing their doors,” Chen said.









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U.S. Accused of War Crimes for Launching an Airstrike on Hospital


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doctors w o Borders– Photo: In this photograph released by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International on October 3, 2015, Afghan MSF surgeons work in an undamaged part of the MSF hospital in Kunduz after the operating theaters were destroyed in an airstrike.

US special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the US commander has conceded.

Shortly before General John Campbell, the commander of the US and NATO War in Afghanistan, testified to a Senate panel, the president of Doctors Without Borders – also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International – said the US and Afghanistan had made an “admission of a war crime.”

General Takes Responsibility for Afghan Hospital Airstrike

airstrike in northern Afghanistan has killed 22 people, including three children, at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. The airstrike on the hospital is among the worst and most visible cases of civilian deaths caused by US forces during the 14-year Afghanistan war that Barack Obama has declared “all but over.” It killed 12 MSF staff and 10 patients, who had sought medical treatment after the Taliban overran Kunduz last weekend. Three children died in the airstrike that came in multiple waves and burned patients alive in their beds.

The medical group described as bombing that continued for more than “30 minutes after American and Afghan military officials in Kabul and Washington were first informed” of the airstrikes.

The U.S. military acknowledged it conducted a pre-dawn airstrike in the vicinity of an MSF medical facility. A spokesman for American forces in Afghanistan said a U.S. airstrike “resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility.”

Shifting the US account of the Saturday morning airstrike for the fourth time in as many days, Campbell reiterated that Afghan forces had requested US air cover after being engaged in a “tenacious fight” to retake the northern city of Kunduz from the Taliban.” But, modifying the account he gave at a press conference on Monday, Campbell said those Afghan forces had not directly communicated with the US pilots of an AC-130 gunship overhead.

On Tuesday, MSF denounced Campbell’s press conference as an attempt to shift blame to the Afghans.

us-airstrike-doctors-without-borders-hospital“The US military remains responsible for the targets it hits, even though it is part of a coalition,” said its MSF Director General, Christopher Stokes.

Campbell did not explain whether the procedures to launch the airstrike took into account the GPS coordinates of the MSF field hospital, which its president, Joanne Liu, said were “regularly shared” with US, coalition and Afghan military officers and civilian officials, “as recently as Tuesday 29 September.”

AC-130 Gunship, which fly low, typically rely on a pilot visually identifying a target.

ac130-spectre-1200-ts600It is also unclear where the US special operations forces were relative to the fighting, but Campbell has said that US units were “not directly engaged in the fighting.”

Campbell instead said the hospital was “mistakenly struck” by US forces.

“We would never intentionally target a protected medical facility,” Campbell told US lawmakers, declaring that he wanted an investigation by his command to “take its course” instead of providing further detail.

But Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders’ US executive director, said Campbell’s shifting story underscored the need for an independent inquiry.

“Today’s statement from General Campbell is just the latest in a long list of confusing accounts from the US military about what happened in Kunduz on Saturday,” Cone said.

“They are now back to talking about a ‘mistake.’ A mistake that lasted for more than an hour, despite the fact that the location of the hospital was well known to them and that they were informed during the airstrike that it was a hospital being hit. All this confusion just underlines once again the crucial need for an independent investigation into how a major hospital, full of patients and MSF staff, could be repeatedly bombed.”

Campbell suggested but did not say that the Afghans were taking fire from the Taliban from within the hospital grounds, a claim the Afghan government has explicitly made. MSF unequivocally denies that the hospital was a source of fire. It has also noted the precision of the strike that hit only the main hospital building and not its adjuncts.

Mary Ellen O’Connell, a professor of international law at the University of Notre Dame, said that according to international humanitarian law, the critical question for determining if US forces committed a war crime was whether they had notified the hospital ahead of the strike if they understood the Taliban to be firing from the hospital.

“Any serious violation of the law of armed conflict, such as attacking a hospital that is immune from intentional attack, is a war crime. Hospitals are immune from attack during an armed conflict unless being used by one party to harm the other and then only after a warning that it will be attacked,” O’Connell said.

The US account has now shifted four times in four days. On Saturday, the US military said it did not know for certain that it had struck the hospital but that US forces were taking fire in Kunduz.

On Sunday, it said that the strike took place in the “vicinity” of the hospital and suggested it had been “accidentally” struck. On Monday, Campbell said that the Afghans requested the strike and said US forces in the area were not “threatened.”

Afghan security forcesOn Tuesday, he clarified that US forces called in the airstrike themselves at “Afghan request.”

However, in a recent statement, a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied presence of its fighters in the area.

Doctors Without Borders has demanded an independent inquiry, rejecting the three current investigations – by the US-NATO and the Afghans – as compromised by their partiality.

“This attack cannot be brushed aside as a mere mistake or an inevitable consequence of war. Statements from the Afghanistan government have claimed that Taliban forces were using the hospital to fire on coalition forces. These statements imply that Afghan and US forces working together decided to raze to the ground a fully functioning hospital, which amounts to an admission of a war crime,” Liu said on Tuesday.

In the past, the US has upbraided both allies and adversaries over the indiscriminate use of aerial strikes.

On Thursday, defense secretary Ashton Carter said Russia was pouring “gasoline on the fire” of the Syrian civil war after it launched a campaign of airstrikes against opponents of Moscow’s ally Bashar al-Assad.

A day later, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the White House was “deeply concerned” that its Saudi ally in the Yemen conflict had bombed a wedding party, something the US itself did in Yemen in 2013.

When Israel shelled a UN school in Gaza housing thousands of displaced Palestinians in August 2014, a State Department spokesman said the US was “appalled” by the “disgraceful” attack.

Addressing Tuesday’s committee hearing, Campbell confirmed that he has recommended to Obama that the US retain thousands of troops in Afghanistan beyond Obama’s presidency – reversing a plan to reduce the force to one focused on protecting the US embassy in Kabul.

He argued for “strategic patience” in the longest war in US history, which has now stretched five years longer than the failed Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

afghanistan-kunduz-airstrikes-are-nato-admission-of-war-crime-22-die-in-air-strikes-doctors-without-borders-bombing-says_1U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter offered his “thoughts and prayers to everyone affected” in a statement Saturday. “A full investigation into the tragic incident is underway in coordination with the Afghan government.”

General John F. Campbell promised in a statement to “thoroughly examine the incident and determine what happened.” He said U.S. forces in the country would “continue to advise and assist” the Afghan partners as “they clear the city of Kunduz and surrounding areas of insurgents.”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in a statement issued in Kabul, expressed his “deep sorrow” over the killing and wounding of civilians. The statement also said Campbell, in a telephone call to Ghani, had provided explanations about the incident and offered condolences to those affected.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan strongly condemned the attack, saying that from its perspective, “targeting of any medical facility or personnel working in health care is unacceptable regardless of the circumstances.” A spokesperson for the committee said that ICRC was “very shocked, very saddened, by this tragic news.”

Some of the strongest condemnation came from the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called the airstrike “inexcusable.”

Zeid said, “International and Afghan military planners have an obligation to respect and protect civilians at all times, and medical facilities and personnel are the object of a special protection.”

He said that “if established as deliberate in a court of law, an airstrike on a hospital may amount to a war crime.”

In this undated photograph released by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on October 3, 2015, Afghan MSF medical personnel treat civilians injured following an offensive against Taliban militants by Afghan and coalition forces at the MSF hospital in Kunduz.

– Photo: In this undated photograph released by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on October 3, 2015, Afghan MSF medical personnel treat civilians injured following an offensive against Taliban militants by Afghan and coalition forces at the MSF hospital in Kunduz.

Earlier, Doctors Without Borders said in a statement that “MSF condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific bombing of its hospital in Kunduz full of staff and patients.” It added that all parties, including Kabul and Washington, were clearly informed of the precise location (GPS coordinates) of the MSF facilities in Kunduz,” including the hospital’s location after fighting broke out in the city.

“MSF urgently seeks clarity on exactly what took place and how this terrible event could have happened,” the statement said. The group said that when the bombing occurred, there were about 105 patients and their caretakers in the hospital, and more than 80 foreign and local MSF staff present there.

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Islamic Holocaust: Western wars have killed AT LEAST 4 million Muslims


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Baghdad_bombing_IraqWaShock and awe… and death, lots of death.

Last month, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be even high as 2 million.

The 97-page report by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctors’ group is the first to tally up the total number of civilian casualties from US-led counter-terrorism interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The PSR report is authored by an interdisciplinary team of leading public health experts, including Dr. Robert Gould, director of health professional outreach and education at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, and Professor Tim Takaro of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

Yet it has been almost completely blacked out by the English-language media, despite being the first effort by a world-leading public health organization to produce a scientifically robust calculation of the number of people killed by the US-UK-led “war on terror.”

Mind the gaps

The PSR report is described by Dr Hans von Sponeck, former UN assistant secretary-general, as “a significant contribution to narrowing the gap between reliable estimates of victims of war, especially civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and tendentious, manipulated or even fraudulent accounts.”

The report conducts a critical review of previous death toll estimates of “war on terror” casualties. It is heavily critical of the figure most widely cited by mainstream media as authoritative, namely, the Iraq Body Count (IBC) estimate of 110,000 dead. That figure is derived from collating media reports of civilian killings, but the PSR report identifies serious gaps and methodological problems in this approach.

IBCView database

For instance, although 40,000 corpses had been buried in Najaf since the launch of the war, IBC recorded only 1,354 deaths in Najaf for the same period. That example shows how wide the gap is between IBC’s Najaf figure and the actual death toll.

Such gaps are replete throughout IBC’s database. In another instance, IBC recorded just three airstrikes in a period in 2005, when the number of air attacks had in fact increased from 25 to 120 that year. Again, the gap here is by a factor of 40.

According to the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) study, the much-disputed  Lancet study that estimated 655,000 Iraq deaths up to 2006 (and over a million until today by extrapolation) was likely to be far more accurate than IBC’s figures. In fact, the report confirms a virtual consensus among epidemiologists on the reliability of the Lancet study.

Despite some legitimate criticisms, the statistical methodology it applied is the universally recognized standard to determine deaths from conflict zones, used by international agencies and governments.

Politicized denial

PSR also reviewed the methodology and design of other studies showing a lower death toll, such as a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, which had a range of serious limitations.

That paper ignored the areas subject to the heaviest violence, namely Baghdad, Anbar and Nineveh, relying on flawed IBC data to extrapolate for those regions. It also imposed “politically-motivated restrictions” on collection and analysis of the data – interviews were conducted by the Iraqi Ministry of Health, which was “totally dependent on the occupying power” and had refused to release data on Iraqi registered deaths under US pressure.

In particular, PSR assessed the claims of Michael Spaget, John Sloboda and others who questioned the Lancet study data collection methods as potentially fraudulent. All such claims, PSR found, were spurious.

PLOS study

The few “justified criticisms,” PSR concludes, “do not call into question the results of the Lancet surveys as a whole. These figures still represent the best estimates that are currently available”. The Lancet findings are also corroborated by the data from a new study in PLOS Medicine, finding 500,000 Iraqi deaths from the war. Overall, PSR concludes that the most likely number for the civilian death toll in Iraq since 2003 to date is about 1 million.

To this, the PSR study adds at least 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, killed as the direct or indirect consequence of US-led war: a “conservative” total of 1.3 million. The real figure could easily be “in excess of 2 million.”

Yet even the PSR study suffers from limitations. Firstly, the post-9/11 “war on terror” was not new, but merely extended previous interventionist policies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Secondly, the huge paucity of data on Afghanistan meant the PSR study underestimated the Afghan death toll.


War on Terror2The war on Iraq did not begin in 2003, but in 1991 with the first Gulf War, which was followed by the UN sanctions regime.

An early PSR study by Beth Daponte, then a US government Census Bureau demographer, found that Iraq deaths caused by the direct and indirect impact of the first Gulf War amounted to around 200,000 Iraqis, mostly civilians. Meanwhile, her internal government study was suppressed.

After US-led forces pulled out, the war on Iraq continued in economic form through the US-UK imposed UN sanctions regime, on the pretext of denying Saddam Hussein the materials necessary to make weapons of mass destruction. Items banned from Iraq under this rationale included a vast number of items needed for everyday life.

Undisputed UN figures show that 1.7 million Iraqi civilians died due to the West’s brutal sanctions regime, half of whom were children.

muslims-lands-300x218The mass death was seemingly intended. Among items banned by the UN sanctions were chemicals and equipment essential for Iraq’s national water treatment system.

A secret US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document discovered by Professor Thomas Nagy of the School of Business at George Washington University amounted, he said, to “an early blueprint for genocide against the people of Iraq.”

This document, which was partially declassified but unpublicized in 1995, can also be found on the Pentagon’s web site at  www.gulflink.osd.mil. (I disclosed this document before but the news media showed little interest in it. The only reporters I know of who wrote lengthy stories on it were Felicity Arbuthnot in the Sunday Herald of Scotland, who broke the story, and Charlie Reese of the Orlando Sentinel, who did a follow-up).

In his paper for the Association of Genocide Scholars at the University of Manitoba, Professor Nagi explained that the DIA document revealed “minute details of a fully workable method to ‘fully degrade the water treatment system’ of an entire nation” over a period of a decade. The sanctions policy would create “the conditions for widespread disease, including full scale epidemics,” thus “liquidating a significant portion of the population of Iraq.”

This means that in Iraq alone, the US-led war from 1991 to 2003 killed 1.9 million Iraqis; then from 2003 onward around 1 million: totaling just under 3 million Iraqis dead over two decades.


In Afghanistan, PSR’s estimate of overall casualties could also be very conservative. Six months after the 2001 bombing campaign, The Guardian‘s Jonathan Steele revealed that anywhere between 1,300 and 8,000 Afghans were killed directly, and as many as a further 50,000 people died avoidably as an indirect result of the war.

body countIn his book, Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950, Professor Gideon Polya applied the same methodology used by United Nations Population Division annual mortality data to calculate plausible figures for excess deaths. A retired biochemist at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Polya concludes that total avoidable Afghan deaths since 2001 under ongoing war and occupation-imposed deprivation amount to around 3 million people, about 900,000 of whom are infants under five.

Although Professor Polya’s findings are not published in an academic journal, his 2007 Body Count study has been recommended by California State University sociologist Professor Jacqueline Carrigan as “a data-rich profile of the global mortality situation” in a review published by the Routledge journal, Socialism and Democracy.

As with Iraq, US intervention in Afghanistan began long before 9/11 in the form of covert military, logistical and financial aid to the Taliban from around 1992 onward. This US assistance propelled the Taliban’s violent conquest of nearly 90 percent of Afghan territory.

In a 2001 National Academy of Sciences report, Forced Migration and Mortality, leading epidemiologist Steven Hansch, a director of Relief International, noted that total excess mortality in Afghanistan due to the indirect impacts of war through the 1990s could be anywhere between 200,000 and 2 million. The Soviet Union, of course, also bore responsibility for its role in devastating civilian infrastructure, thus paving the way for these deaths.

The US bears ultimate responsibility for setting terrorists loose in the country in order to bait Russia into intervening.

Altogether, this suggests that the total Afghan death toll due to the direct and indirect impacts of US-led intervention since the early nineties until now could be as high 3-5 million.


According to the figures explored here, total deaths from Western interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 1990s – from direct killings and the longer-term impact of war-imposed deprivation – likely constitute around 4 million (at least 2 million in Iraq from 1991-2003, plus 2 million or more from the “war on terror”), and could be as high as 6-8 million people when accounting for higher avoidable death estimates in Afghanistan.

Forced Migration and Mortality | The National Academies  of Sciences

Forced Migration and MortalitySuch figures might seem too high, but we will never know for sure. US and UK armed forces, as a matter of policy, refuse to keep track of the civilian death toll of military operationsthey are an irrelevant inconvenience.

Due to the severe lack of data in Iraq, almost complete non-existence of records in Afghanistan, and the indifference of Western governments to civilian deaths, it is literally impossible to determine the true extent of loss of life.

In the absence of even the possibility of corroboration, these figures provide plausible estimates based on applying standard statistical methodology to the best, if scarce, evidence available. They give an indication of the scale of the destruction, if not the precise detail.

Much of this death has been justified in the context of fighting tyranny and terrorism. Yet thanks to the silence of the wider media, most people have no idea of the true scale of protracted terror wrought in their name by US and UK tyranny in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Widening the focus to all Western interventions in the Muslim world, the death toll increases further. Summarizing the above findings… the upper toll for West-caused deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan (since 1991) is actually 5 million, and the conservative estimate for deaths resulting from Western intervention in Iraq (since 1991) is 3 million (the upper toll is 4 million).

Then we should add in the death toll from the proxy war against Syria (thus far), which is at least 100,000. The death toll in Libya from NATO’s Blitzkrieg (followed by CIA-fueled civil war) is “officially” 40,000, but an independent fact-finding commission found it to be 660,000.

Then there have also been the smaller-scale invasions and occupations of Lebanon and Palestine, the invasions and occupations of Mali and other central African states, and the drone and proxy wars in Yemen and Somalia, each yielding anything from several hundreds of deaths to tens of thousands.

All told, we’re probably looking at around 10 million people across ‘the Muslim world’ (from North Africa to Afghanistan) killed – either directly slaughtered, or as a consequence of “military intervention” – by the Empire’s war machine since 1991.

If that isn’t a holocaust, what is it?

Iraq warAny figure below at least 10 million is FAR too low, just from the 1990s on-wards.

What about Yugoslavia, Libya, Panama and too many other countries to properly recall.

The beat goes on from 1776 actually, because the longest period during which the US has not waged war somewhere, was five years during the Great Depression.

I have no time for empires generally, but at least all others (that I know of) built stuff, whereas this one only destroys.






Iraq Body Count

Recent events 2015

Friday 2 October: 27 killed.

Mosul: 8 executed; 1 woman killed in coalition air strikes.
Baghdad: 4 by IEDs; 1 body.
Shirqat: 5 executed.
Qayyarah: 2 executed.
Madain: 2 by gunfire.
Yusufiya: 2 by IED.
Sulaimaniya: 1 by gunfire.
Kirkuk: 1 by IED.

Thursday 1 October: 18 killed

Baghdad: 5 by gunfire, IEDs; 1 body.
Hawija: 3 executed.
Taji: 5 by IED.
Shirqat: 2 by gunfire.
Mahmudiya: 1 by IED.
Yusufiya: 1 policeman by IED.


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Wait! You’re bombing the wrong terrorists!


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Obama PutinWhen you said you were going to bomb the terrorists, we didn’t think you were serious!

US-Funded NGO In Syria Uses Old Photo To Claim Civilian Deaths In Russian Airstrikes

Immediately after news of the first Russian strike the U.S. payed “Syrian Civil Defense” organization “White Helmetsposted propaganda claims of killed children. The picture it used to prove its claims had also been used on September 25, before the Russians started to bomb.

Next came claims that the Russian had hit “moderate rebels” which the U.S. says are its “good guys.”

To which Mark Adomanis snarked:

The US couldn’t find “moderate” rebels in 3 years. Apparently the Russians did in 24 hours

Indeed. Even back in 2012 the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency found:


“Moderates”- my ass!

The anti-Putin, Russophobe whine-fest is about to reach a new peak of absurdity as the US accuses Russia of bombing the moderate Syrian rebels instead of ISIS – the problem is that there has never been a “moderate” opposition in Syria distinguishable from ISIS.

1011490_620455391311507_1905839764_nThis is why more than a year of American “attacks” on ISIS have yielded no results. The US has been supporting and funding the “moderate” opposition to Assad while supposedly attacking ISIS, only to find that it’s U.S. weapons end up in the hands of ISIS!

And now, Russia is going after all of them, whatever they may call themselves: ISIS, ISIL, IS, Daesh, Nusra, al Qaeda, the moderate Syrian rebels, the Free Syria Army, the moderate Syrian ISIS terrorists…

So now, the message Russia is getting from Washington is: stop bombing the Nusra branch of al Qaeda and bomb the ISIS branch of al Qaeda! But since they all work together to overthrow President Assad, they are all on the same side and completely indistinguishable from each other.

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The US government and military-industrial complex, and Barack Obama are furious at Vladimir Putin for coming to the UNGA in New York and trolling everyone by offering to help America in the fight against ISIS, because the sad truth is, America has not been fighting ISIS – they have, along with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, been trying to remove Assad from power at all costs. Putin (displaying the skills of both master statesman and expert troll) called everyone on this bluff and left the “international community” with a question which will echo down through the years as the iconic quote of the age of the War on Terror: DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU’VE DONE?

So let the next round of hysterical Russia-bashing begin!

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Russian Airstrike in Syria Targeted CIA-Backed Rebels, U.S. Officials Say

Russia launched airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, catching U.S. and Western officials off guard and drawing new condemnation as evidence suggested Moscow wasn’t targeting extremist group Islamic State, but rather other opponents of Bashar al-Assad’s regime. One of the airstrikes hit an area primarily held by rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency and allied spy services, U.S. officials said, catapulting the Syrian crisis to a new level of danger and uncertainty. Moscow’s entry means the world’s most powerful militaries—including the U.S., Britain and France—now are flying uncoordinated combat missions, heightening the risk of conflict in the skies over Syria. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Russia’s approach to the Syrian war—defending Mr. Assad while ostensibly targeting extremists—was tantamount to “pouring gasoline on the fire.” “I have been dealing with them for a long time. And this is not the kind of behavior that we should expect professionally from the Russian military,” Mr. Carter said at a Pentagon news conference. Syrian air strikesSecretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and said he raised U.S. concerns about attacks that target regime opponents other than Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. In Syria’s multi-sided war, Mr. Assad’s military—aided by Iran and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah—is fighting both Islamic State and opposition rebel groups, some of which are supported by the U.S. and its allies.

Wow! CIA-backed rebels? I thought that was a conspiracy theory!

Don’t expect a lot of thanks from the US, Russia, but maybe the Europeans will at least give you a tip of the hat for doing something constructive to address the refugee crisis!

12049383_1234501696567423_1633620613450072001_nWebster G. Tarpley: After a year of phony war vs ISIS, US whines that Russia is hitting al Qaeda-Nusra, not al Qaeda-ISIS.

Jeffrey Laubach: “Enough is enough. Mainstream media are now reporting that Russian airstrikes targeted “Western-backed moderate” rebel forces, rather than ISIS. Please keep in mind that the U.S. just cancelled a failed program to train and arm “moderate” rebel forces that spent $500 million and yielded only a few dozen fighters who are now either dead or have defected to al-Qaeda.

So now who is this magical army of moderate freedom fighters that the Western governments are supposedly backing that the Russians have just hit? The FSA? The same second rate mafia made up of thieves and brigands who have made absolutely no secret of their alliance with al-Qaeda? Or is it the Islamic Front? The so-called “moderate” Islamists backed by Saudi Arabia whose leader, Zahran Alloush (who’s known to carry a Hello Kitty notebook) has openly called for the extermination of all of Syria’s Alawis and Shias? The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

This Is How Russia Handles Terrorists: Moscow Releases Video Of Syria Strikes

Now that Russia has officially begun conducting airstrikes on anti-regime forces operating in Syria, commentators, pundits, and analysts around the world will be keen to compare and contrast the results of Moscow’s efforts with the year-old US-led air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq. Clearly, Russia has a very real incentive to ensure that its airstrikes are effective. Preserving the global balance of power means preserving the Assad regime and, by extension, ensuring that Iran maintains its regional influence. On the other hand, the US and its regional allies actually have an incentive to ensure that their airstrikes are minimally effective. That is, for the US, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, the idea is not to kill Frankenstein, but rather to ensure that he doesn’t escape the lab.


Vladimir Putin: The only real way to fight international terrorism is to take the initiative and fight and destroy the terrorists in the territory they have already captured rather than waiting for them to arrive on our soil.


Information about civilian casualties in ‪Syria‬ appeared BEFORE Russian planes even took off – ‪Putin‬

Civilian Bombing Reports Emerge BEFORE Strikes Begin


Civilian casualty reports are given by George Soros’ NGO White Helmets.


Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

Russia is being blamed for targeting a terrorist entity which is not only on the UN Security Council blacklist but which has ties to the Islamic State (ISIS).


US Complains As Russia Bombs its Terrorists http://tinyurl.com/oza7mrt

Washington Blasts Putin For Russian Strikes On “CIA-Backed Rebels” In Syria http://tinyurl.com/pdnj7ku

Anti-Putin Propaganda Begins: ‘Moderate’ Terrorists Complaining That Russia Bombed Them http://tinyurl.com/q5vk8hu

The destabilizers of Syria accuse Russia of destabilizing Syria http://tinyurl.com/q6aaarg

West Demonizes Russian Airstrikes in Syria to Justify Its Own Failure http://tinyurl.com/ouczg32

The Saudis are furious at Russia for bombing their “moderate” terrorists:


John McCain is, of course, completely insane:

McCain: Arm Syrian rebels to shoot down Russian planes.



There is no difference between McCain’s “moderate” terrorist friends and ISIS – none! McCain is very much part of the problem. This is why Russia has to clean this mess up, because after the US enables ISIS to take over Syria, they will be in Russia! Thank God McCain is not President!

And thank God for Russia!

Lavrov: We are not planning to expand airstrikes to Iraq, we weren’t asked; we are polite people.

Russian involvement in Syria is no Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

Afghan students protest in Tehran 01 January 1980 against Soviet military invasion in Afghanistan in Kabul. Protesters attacked Soviet embassy before and pulled down the flag to pull up their own. AFP PHOTO/UPI (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)Some media talking heads have compared Russia’s involvement in Syria to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. This is a shallow comparison. The government of Syria has invited Russia to help in the fight against what are essentially gangs of terrorists, enemies of civilization who have been propped up by the West (including Great Britain to a great extent) to overthrow the democratically elected government of Syria.

The role of Russia in the fight against ISIS in Syria perfectly mirrors Russia’s role in the American Civil War.

Most people wouldn’t understand this because they have no idea that Russia even played a role in the American Civil War.

This lecture by Webster Tarpley on the Russian Baltic Fleet of 1863 is essential and provides a great comparison to current events in the Middle East:


ISIS is a creation of the West. The vast majority of Syrians are aware of this.

82% of Syrians Believe the West Created ISIS:


obamas-hand-picked-isis-war-czar-is-resigning   Former ISIS Czar Gen. John Allen

One of the leading figures in setting up ISIS to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria has been Obama’s ISIS Czar General John Allen. Perhaps he misunderstood the title “ISIS Czar” when he was appointed? Along with the likes of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, Gen. John Allen has been a key figure in the rise of ISIS, and the US phoney war against ISIS. After the announcement of increased and more direct Russian involvement in the fight against ISIS, Gen. John Allen stepped down from his position. This is an excellent sign that the tide is turning against ISIS and that more rational thinking is prevailing in Washington, DC and among Obama’s inner circle.


The removal of ISIS Czar Allen from the scene is thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of Webster Tarpley and the Tax Wall Street Party.

As Tax Wall Street Party chair Daniela Walls points out:

The Tax Wall Street Party has played a decisive role in focusing public and elite attention on the crimes and sabotage by ISIS Czar Gen John Allen. Who else in the world conducted a multi-year sustained implacable campaign of exposure with the demand ‪#‎FireAllen4ISIS‬? Only the Tax Wall Street Party! The Tax Wall Street Party thanks all persons of good will worldwide who contributed in any way to this magnificent and victorious effort. Special honors and recognition go to the members of the Tax Wall Street Party and United Front Against Austerity (UFAA) who waged this battle for civilization and humanity in the face of indifference and scorn from mushheads, Libertarians, humanitarian bombers and neocons.



Putin the Peacemaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now playing the role in Syria that he has played before.

A Plea for Caution From Russia, by Vladimir Putin:


Webster Tarpley: “When our own government was about to go for a lunatic, catastrophic general war in the Middle East by bombing Syria, this is the guy (Putin) who stepped up and saved YOUR kid from being dragged into that maelstrom and vortex of insanity!”

When Putin comes to New York to speak at the UN General Assembly, he should be met with expressions of thanks – or did you WANT another Iraq war? Think long and hard on that question before the next barrage of mush-head hysteria begins!


Netanyahu in Moscow (One nuclear power to another)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jetted in to Moscow on Monday with his army and intelligence chiefs to seek reassurance from Moscow over the deployment of forces. “It was very important to come here in order to clarify our position and to do everything to avoid any misunderstandings between our forces,” Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting.




The Refugee Crisis – Who Warned You?

A woman carries her child to escape from the burnt tents at Zattari Syrian refugee camp near Mafraq, Syria, on March 8. A heavy fire broke out and consumed a large number of tents. UNICEF reports that more than two million Syrian children are internally displaced refugees within Syria.

Vladimir Putin: the refugee crisis was expected!

“We in Russia, and me personally a few years ago, said it straight that pervasive problems would emerge, if our so-called Western partners continue maintaining their flawed … foreign policy, especially in the regions of the Muslim world, Middle East, North Africa, which they pursue to date… I think the crisis was absolutely expected.”

“… if we act unilaterally and argue about the quasi-democratic principles and procedures for certain areas, that will lead us to an even greater impasse.”


Remember that it was Vladimir Putin who warned the US to back off the planned humanitarian (regime change) invasion of Syria in 2013 with his historic New York Times op ed:

A Plea for Caution From Russia:

Putin: The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders. A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance. Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.


Putin – People flee from Syria because of ISIS, not Assad regime:

“Of course, we know that there are different approaches to Syria. By the way, people are running away not from the regime of Bashar Assad, but from Islamic State, which seized large areas in Syria and Iraq, and are committing atrocities there. That is what they are escaping from,” RIA Novosti quoted Vladimir Putin as saying on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.


Russia Was Right About How to Deal with Syrian Crisis:

Russia’s assistance might’ve helped the Syrian crisis long ago if only the West would’ve listened, according to Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö.

According to (Finland’s former president Martti) Ahtisaari, Russia had been willing to cooperate with the West since 2012, but the US and the UK were only interested in removing Assad. “Ahtisaari was right,” Niinistö told Nykypäivä ja Verkkouutiset.


The EU blindly follows US foreign policy, as in the sanctions war – and this hurts Europe, not the US.

Migrant Crisis Caused by ‘Blindly Following U.S. Orders’, Says Putin:


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said everything you ever really needed to know about the refugee crisis… in August 2013! (while former British Secretary of State William Hague also took the opportunity at the time to demonstrate that he’s a hopeless scoundrel).

Russia warns West over ‘illegal’ Syria intervention:

“Lavrov warned that in any case Western intervention on the side of the opposition forces would be a “grave mistake” and scupper any hopes of convening a peace conference to resolve the conflict. “If anyone thinks that destroying Syria’s military infrastructure and leaving the battleground open for the opposition to take victory would be the end of it, that is an illusion,” said Lavrov. Speaking at a hastily convened news conference, he (Lavrov) added that the West was currently moving towards “a very dangerous path, a very slippery path”.

His comments came after William Hague today refused to rule out bombing Assad regime targets within days, warning that the Syrian regime could not be allowed to use chemical weapons against its own people “with impunity”, following an alleged attack last week in which at least 355 people were killed and 3,600 injured.”


Hague said the UK did not rule out anything for the future as the situation in Syria was unpredictable and may get even worse. He reiterated that to date, the help the UK was giving the Syrian opposition was largely made up of a humanitarian nature and was designed to save lives.


The Syrian “opposition” as Hague called them, also described as the “moderate Syrian rebels”, has never been anything other than ISIS! The entire point of the Anglo-American-EU outrage over the situation in Syria from day one has been the removal of Assad from power and the continuation of the destabilization of the Middle East. Control over resources and pipeline routes is one of the main motives, as most people are able to deduce, but it must also be kept in mind that Syria is more or less within the Russian sphere of influence, and Assad is a key ally to Russia. Those who are unable to connect the dots regarding Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Russia, the EU, and the US (as well as US allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey) are likely to be led astray by mainstream media talking heads who tend to separate these matters in order to more easily demonize Putin and Assad.

Studying the works of key Western insiders like Zbigniew Brzezinski helps to clear away the fog of confusion which currently prevails in Europe and the Anglo-American world.

Brzezinski Mapped Out the Battle for Ukraine in 1997:


Assad is not and never has been the problem – Erdogan is!

The duplicitous Turkish leader Erdogan also blames the West.

On Thursday, Erdogan “expressed with sorrow” that some European countries have “double standards,” slamming the West for drowning “humanity,” Hurriyet Daily News reported.


Erdogan is one of the biggest problems in the Middle East right now. Everyone who is freaking out over Iran needs to shift the focus of their hysteria to this guy. Turkey claims to be fighting ISIS, while in reality continuing to bomb the Kurds – the people who are actually fighting ISIS and doing so successfully. All that Erdogan’s pathetic bombing campaigns against ISIS are doing is driving them closer to Iran and Russia. He’s using the Syrian civil war as an excuse to attack Assad, thinking some day he can carve off a few slices of Syria for his neo-Ottoman empire.

Anyone who is attacking Assad right now is out of their mind!

The myth that Assad gassed his own supporters (in the vicinity of the UN building the day before the weapons inspectors were due to arrive) has been conclusively debunked by numerous investigative journalists. Here is my contribution from those deeply Orwellian days of 2013:

Did Assad gas his own people, or is this a false flag attack by the opposition?


Assad Wrongfully Blamed:


The myth of the “moderate Syrian rebels” has also been debunked – most definitively by the emergence of ISIS itself!

The sleazy former CIA Director David Petraeus indicates as much in his own seditious way:

Former CIA Director Petraeus Wants to Use Al-Qaeda to Fight ISIS:



The cynicism and hypocrisy of the neocons and “humanitarian” neolibs knows no bounds – blaming the refugee crisis on Assad and using this as an excuse to bomb Syria! When you think about the Syrian boy lying face down on the beach, remember the neocon lunatics who see this as an opportunity for regime change in Syria. Erdogan is also posturing over this picture – yes, the ISIS caliph himself! The man who could allow these refugees to pass to Europe over land, BUT DOESN’T! That boy’s blood is on Erdogan’s hands!

‪#‎FireAllen4ISIS‬ ‪#‎ArrestMcCain4ISIS‬

No more humanitarian bombing! No more Libyan adventures, no more Syrian adventures! Work with Assad, work with Putin. Anything else is nuts!

Beware the do-gooders who never give up on their dream of bombing Syria and removing Assad!

Piers Morgan wrote an article in the Daily Mail in which he puts the blame on us, the West! This is largely true, thanks to all the humanitarian bombers, the neolib R2Pers, and our old friends the neocon madmen who started everything with the criminal invasion of Iraq. Morgan says that we now have to “make it right”, which suggests duplicity and neoliberal delusion on his part.

PIERS MORGAN: Don’t shut your eyes to this picture because WE did this. Now we have to make it right:


The method of doublespeak being used by The Sun is similar:

“bringing an end to the war” = bombing Syria now!


British PM David Cameron, on the other hand, does not even attempt to conceal his chicanery with doublespeak, opting instead to flaunt his stupidity and repugnant nature as some kind of badge of honor.

Assad & ISIS responsible for drowned Syrian boy, says Cameron:

Prime Minister David Cameron has blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad and Islamic State militants for the “terrible scenes” on Europe’s beaches as the refugee crisis worsens. Speaking after MPs from across the political spectrum called for Britain to accept more refugees, Cameron said the crisis needs a “comprehensive solution” which includes a new government in Libya and being “tough” on Assad…


Funny how Syrians didn’t flee en masse from Assad’s “tyranny” before the uprising of the “moderate” rebels, and Libyans didn’t flee Gaddafi’s Libya but are fleeing “liberated” Libya.

Isn’t it also odd that all the Samantha Powers, Eliot Higginses, and similar neolib R2Pers and Euro-do-gooders were willing to spare no cost to “save” the children then, but not so much now?

Europe can’t afford to take care of so many refugees (from conflicts they started), but they can give hundreds of millions of euros to the Ukrainian Nazis!

Ukraine, Germany Sign 200 Mln Euro Loan Deal:


EU’s Reckless Policy to Blame for Current Migrant Crisis:


Listen to Webster Tarpley’s World Crisis Radio:


Whenever you see that heartbreaking, iconic photograph of poor Aylan Kurdi (and it is indeed heartbreaking – I don’t do a lot of crying myself, and I don’t like to wear my emotions on my sleeve, but I cry almost every time I see or think about that poor, innocent toddler lying face down on the beach), do not forget for one second where the blame lies!

The blame lies squarely with: US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ISIS Czar General John Allen, US Secretary of State John Kerry, former British Secretary of State William Hague, the shameless, pathetic Brown Moses Blog liar and BBC’s go-to weapons “expert” Eliot Higgins, Keating Five and 47 Traitors member, and ISIS supporter – US Senator John McCain, and former CIA director David Petraeus, among many others, including the rotten Saudi royal family, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (who takes every opportunity to attack Assad), and to some degree the pathetic President Obama, who has, however, lately backed off the lunatic agenda of warmongering in the Middle East, so we can give him the benefit of the doubt for now – something we are not willing to do for his predecessor, the idiot George W. Bush and his insane VP Dick Cheney.



Soros-funded White Helmets are in Syria rescuing terrorists and attacking Assad:




Seven Steps of Highly Effective Manipulators – White Helmets, Avaaz, Nicholas Kristof and Syria No Fly Zone:


Don’t let anyone fool you: Sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it:


Ukrainian refugees (the ones who haven’t already escaped into Russia) are coming next:


Maybe ISIS should change their name to ISBA – Islamic State of Britain & America:










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