Private Firm Using Drones to Track Stray Dogs in Houston; Are We Next?

“Just in case you haven’t seen the memo: Drones are coming to a city near you. They are arriving on these shores by the hundreds after serving in war zones overseas, and plenty of new models are on order to meet a burgeoning domestic demand.”

Dogs today, humans tomorrow.

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Doctors Say Wireless Devices to Blame for Raft of Illnesses

By James Spounias —

Are you suffering from rapid aging syndrome (RAS)? Don’t count on the mainstream media to let you know it might be caused by electromagnetic pollution. RAS, a term coined by Magda Havas, Ph.D., addresses a host of maladies that may be the result of what is termed electromagnetic pollution, broadly describing radio frequencies and microwave radiation from wireless technology, low frequency electric and magnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground currents, i.e., modern living.

The old tale of the frog in the boiling pot best explains RAS. Just as a frog would not know to jump out of a pot of water that is slowly being heated to boiling point, powerful electromagnetic pollution can induce fatal heart attacks or strokes by slowly, silently poisoning us.

RAS refers to how electromagnetic pollution slowly ages our organs from the inside out. We may look our age, but our organs are often 10-30 years older. We present symptoms we assume are part of aging and accept them as normal, daily living but in reality we are suffering from this invisible pollution.

Fifteen years ago, more than 1,000 doctors and physicists published a plea in Germany dubbed the “Freiburger Appeal.” They made the connection between electromagnetic pollution and disease.

Devastating and deadly serious, a portion of the appeal reads:




Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we—as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine—turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public.

We have observed in recent years a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially.

Some of the health problems the Freiburger Appeal associated with exposure to radio frequencies and microwave radiation from wireless technology include: Learning, concentration and behavioral disorders (e.g. attention deficit disorder); extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with medications; heart rhythm disorders; heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population; brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s) and epilepsy; and cancerous afflictions, such as leukemia and brain tumors.

The Freiburger Appeal also warned about these maladies, which mainstream doctors have all too often classified as “psychosomatic.” The opening reads: “Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic: headaches, migraines, chronic exhaustion, inner agitation, sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), susceptibility to infection, nervous and connective tissue pains, for which the usual causes do not explain even the most conspicuous symptoms.”

Do you live or work near power lines, cellular telephone or wireless towers or wireless hotspots?

Illa Garcia, a resident of Likely Mountain, California, told The Idaho Observer that her jewelry literally burned her due to the intense radiation from RF and microwave antennas. “I never wore jewelry to work after that,” said Ms. Garcia.

Mary Jasso, Ms. Garcia’s coworker, explained: “Illa and I began to suffer from low-grade fever, nausea, eye pain, bone pain and muscle weakness.”

Ms. Garcia and Ms. Jasso developed serious, life-altering diseases, and many people in their families, exposed to radiation at Likely Mountain, were also affected. Ms. Jasso has created a website detailing her physical and legal struggles.




 
 
 

More Evidence

A diabetic patient reported she was able to control her diabetes with 45-minute outdoor walks. She was surprised, however, that when she did her exercise on an electrically powered treadmill her glucose levels were higher than ever. The culprit was “dirty electricity,” which is when an electrical device generates excess radio frequency, resulting in electrical pollution, according to Havas.

Once the dirty electricity was eliminated, the patient could resume walking on her treadmill and her glucose levels matched her outdoor walk regimen. Havas notes that computers, plasma televisions, newly-mandated fluorescent light bulbs and smart meters are common causes of dirty electricity.

Studies confirm these anecdotal reports.

Spanish researchers noted the closer a person is to a cellular tower, the more symptoms he has. Swedish researchers made plain the relationship between cellular telephones and brain tumors. The science is in, so to speak.

Former Governor Jesse Ventura’s cable television show Conspiracy Theory had an episode titled “Death Ray,” which explained how Nikola Tesla’s technology can vaporize people or even cities. A guest who demonstrated Tesla’s rays mused how heart attacks and strokes can be induced with handheld Tesla technology. Ironically, Dr. Fred Bell, interviewed on the segment as Ventura’s inspiration for the segment, claimed to work on death rays for the government. He was found dead in his hotel room 48 hours after first speaking to Ventura and 24 hours after being filmed for the death ray segment. Ventura stated the coroner for Bell said he died of “natural causes.”

All Is Not Lost

While electromagnetic pollution and weaponry is daunting, all is not lost. Technology exists to minimize the damage of electromagnetic pollution and people are taking steps to reduce exposure including limiting wireless technology and using shielding technology and neutralizing devices.

Why some people are more affected than others by electromagnetic pollution is a fascinating question not easily answered because many diseases mirror symptoms of electro-sensitivity. Plus, many other variables, such as pesticides, mercury, fluoride and other health and environmental contaminants, may play a role in triggering diseases. Taking a comprehensive and reasonable approach to empowering oneself is all we can do. Counting on corporations to correct their wrongs is folly and government is unfortunately too compromised by corporate interests to mandate safer devices and technology.

In addition to keeping your environment as free of electrical pollution as possible, supplementing with key substances is worthy of consideration. Coenzyme Q10, a mitochondrial energy booster, and alpha lipoic, a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier used by Chernobyl victims, are well-known among health seekers for cellular energy support and protection. Vitamins C and B12 are known to help immunity and cellular health. Pancreatic enzymes such as trypsin and chymotrypsin, utilized by the great Dr. John Beard, have also pronounced cellular repair and detoxification properties.

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They Were Here Before Us, and Them . . .

Was there someone in the Americas before the native Indians?

If there were, why is this information hidden?

Find out with this new book from AFP!

Ancient Visitors to the Americas: The Evidence covers the mountain of evidence that exists—consistently suppressed by mainstream historians—proving that not only Vikings and other European cultures made it to America centuries before Columbus, but that Asians and Arabs made it to North and South America as well.

This book will serve as a whirlwind tour of the subject and is by no means an encompassing study. If it were, the book could literally have been thousands of pages long! Articles included in this fascinating anthology include ones on the Kensington Rune Stone, the Vikings and Templars in America, the Irish in ancient America, ancient copper miners in North America from the bronze age, the fractious Burrows Cave debate, the ancient white ancestors of many American Indian tribes, Phoenicians in America, ancient Chinese and Japanese artifacts found in Central and South America, the Newport Tower mystery, pre-Columbian maps of the Americas and the many Old World scripts found carved on stones in the Americas—including one of Minoan origin—plus much, much more.

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Neo-Nazi Islamic White Radicals?

• Obama administration allegedly behind creation of imaginary white supremacist Muslim biker gangs.

By Bill White —

Bishop Jacquelyn Gordon leads one of the many fraudulent black corner churches that pepper America’s ghettos. Religious leaders in America can often be scammers, and many religious scam artists find that giving themselves some bizarre title—bishop, apostle, reverend—makes them the neighborhood’s African “big man,” or in “Bishop” Gordon’s case, big woman. And once you’ve got yourself a congregation there’s no better way to get attention than to be the victim of a “hate crime.” The insurance money doesn’t hurt, either.

In February, Bishop Gordon found herself the victim of a most peculiar hate crime. Someone spray-painted a swastika, the words “Allahu akbar” and the words “We See U” on a storage unit on church grounds. Then they set it on fire. The following month, the church was targeted again.

If the history of such evidence holds true, supporters of Bishop Gordon may have committed the crime to gain attention to the church or use the event to raise money to replace any damaged property with newer versions, although no indication of this has yet been leaked to the media. But the mix of National Socialist and Muslim imagery raises a question—where would someone get the idea to blend the two?




 
 
 

In the real world, Sunni and Shiite Islam consist of doctrines about as opposed to National Socialism as possible. In Sunni Islam the Islamic empire is ruled by a caliph, who is advised by a council of scholars and an appointed assembly. This caliphate is then broken down into administrative units called emirates, under emirs who are appointed and rule without regard to nationality and ethnicity. Under National Socialism, the world is divided into ethno-cultural organisms called nations, whose members work for their own benefit. Sunni Islam denies races and rejects nationalism. National Socialism embraces both.

But radio talk show host Glenn Beck and other radical anti-Islamic icons used the phony hate crime to claim that Islam and “white supremacists”—whatever they are—were coming together.

And Beck was not alone in this.

For the past three years, the Obama administration has been ordering its law enforcement agents to manufacture “Islamic white supremacist gangs” in order to prove that Islamic terrorism is a racial issue and create a new enemy for the deluded American masses to hate. Florida, the state in which Bishop Gordon’s storefront church is located, has been at the center of these efforts.

Kelly Boaz, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force officer who boasts of his ability to lie and deceive, was at the center of one such operation in Orlando, Fla. He was exposed only after online reports led to Boaz’s cover being blown. In 2012, Boaz, working with other federal agents and informants, created a phony biker gang called the 1st SS Kavallerie Brigade Motorcycle Division. This gang had no real members but it quickly drew attention to itself by declaring its allegiance to Adolf Hitler and al Qaeda. Boaz targeted some of the most fringe figures in America’s white activist movement, trying to fabricate a bogus “terror conspiracy.”

August Kreis III is a disabled man with a long history of questionable ventures. A self-declared leader of the Aryan Nations, who is rejected by the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (the real Aryan Nations) and many successor groups, Kreis is a showboater who likes to draw attention to himself by calling in to television and radio shows and announcing his support for al Qaeda. His antics have led him from bizarre cults devoted to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to federal prison for failing to report a small inheritance on a welfare form.

Kreis was a perfect target for Boaz, who immediately named him fuehrer of Boaz’s imaginary biker gang and announced that al Qaeda was aligned with the Aryan Nations.




This implausible pairing was stopped by happenstance before it could become the TV’s latest terrorist conspiracy. But the effort to link the radically opposed doctrines of al Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with white supremacy continues.

So the questions arise: Who burned Bishop Gordon’s church, and where did they get the idea of an Islamic white supremacist danger?

Real white nationalists back nations like Russia, Iran and Syria, which have been at war with ISIS and Sunni extremists for decades.

But the real questions are, how did the Obama administration touch this crime? Did a group of “white supremacist Muslim bikers” organized by the FBI commit this crime?

Or did Bishop Gordon, being black and Christian, decide to combine her perceived white and Muslim enemies into a single boogeyman?

Or did a copycat read about Boaz’s antics in the Orlando Sentinel or some other mainstream newspaper?

The only thing that is clear is that no legitimate white or Muslim group was involved in the attack. Further, while it is understandable that some halfwit would create such an imaginative conflation of viewpoints, it is a testament to the ignorance of the American people that they can nod along, while government-organized white supremacist Islamic biker-terrorists are presented in their media as the latest threat led by mentally disabled attention seekers and their best buddies from U.S. law enforcement.

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European Nationalism Rising

• We may be witnessing the end of the EU and multiculturalism on the continent.

By Patrick J. Buchanan —

As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the European Union (EU), we were told a “United States of Europe” was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countries and continents will inevitably follow Europe’s example. There will be a North American Union of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and a Latin America Union of the Mercosur trade partnership. In an essay, “The E.U. Experiment Has Failed,” Bruce Thornton of the Hoover Institution makes the case that the verdict is in: The dream is dead, the EU is unraveling, One Europe is finished.

Consider, first, economics. In 2013, Europe grew by 1% compared to the U.S.’s 2.2%. In December, unemployment in Europe was 11.4%. In the U.S., 5.6%. Americans are alarmed by the lowest labor force participation rate since Reagan, 62.7%. In Europe, in 2013, it was 57.5%.

Europeans may wail over German-imposed “austerity,” but the government share of Europe’s GDP has gone from 45% in 2008 to 49% today. In Greece, it is 59%.



 

Most critical is the demographic crisis. For a nation to survive, its women must produce on average two children. Europe has not seen that high a fertility rate in 40 years. Today it is 1.6 children.

Europeans are an aging, shrinking, disappearing, dying race.

And the places of Europe’s unborn are being filled by growing “concentrations of unassimilated and disaffected Muslim immigrants, segregated in neighborhoods like the banlieues of Paris or the satellite “dish cities” of Amsterdam.

“Shut out from labor markets, plied with generous social welfare payments and allowed to cultivate beliefs and cultural practices inimical to democracy, many of these immigrants despise their new homes, and find the religious commitment and certainty of radical Islam an attractive alternative,” writes Thornton. “Some turn to terrorism,” like the French-Algerian brothers who carried out the slaughter at the magazine Charlie Hebdo.

“Such violence,” adds Thornton, “along with cultural practices like honor killings, forced marriages and polygamy . . . are stoking a political backlash against Muslims.”

Populist parties are surging—the UK Independence Party in Britain, the National Front in France and now the “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident,” PEGIDA, in Germany. These parties will soon be strong enough to enter governments, impose restrictions on immigration and demand assimilation.

Then the cultural conflicts may turn violent. A fundamental question has troubled European unification since the Treaty of Rome in 1957, writes Thornton:

What comprises the collective beliefs of and values that can form the foundations of a genuine European-wide community? What is it that all Europeans believe?

Europe and its nations were forged in the matrix of ideas, ideals and beliefs of Christianity, which gives divine sanction to notions like human rights, the sanctity of the individual, political freedom and equality. Today across Europe Christian belief is a shadow of its former self.

It is common for many European cathedrals to have more tourists during a service than parishioners. . . . This process of secularization . . . is nearly complete today, leaving Europe without its historical principle of unity.

Nor has secular social democracy . . . provided people with a transcendent principle that justifies sacrifice for the greater good, or even gives people a reason to reproduce.

A shared commitment to leisure, a short workweek, and a generous social safety net is nothing worth killing or dying for.

And who will die for Donetsk, Luhansk or Crimea? Pacifism beckons. Every major European nation in NATO—Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland—will see defense spending in 2015 below 2% of GDP.





 

The idea of One Europe has depended on “the denigration of patriotism and national pride,” writes Thornton, “Yet all peoples are the products of a particular culture, language, mores, traditions, histories, landscapes. . . . That sense of belonging to a community defined by a shared identity cannot be created by a single currency.”

Christianity gave Europe its faith, identity, purpose and will to conquer and convert the world. Christianity created Europe. And the death of Christianity leaves the continent with no unifying principle save a watery commitment to democracy and la dolce vita.

From Marine Le Pen’s France to Putin’s Russia, nationalism and patriotism are surging across Europe because peoples, deprived of or disbelieving in the old faith, want a new faith to give meaning, purpose, vitality to their lives, something to live for, fight for, die for.

Countless millions of Muslims have found in their old faith their new faith. And the descendants of fallen-away European Christians of the 19th and 20th centuries are finding their new faith in old tribal and national identities.

Less and less does multiculturalism look like the wave of the future.

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INTERVIEWS: Ukrainians Speak #3

AMERICAN FREE PRESS’s own Olga Belinskaya, a native of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine, conducted a series of raw, unedited interviews with ordinary, peaceful people from Ukraine’s war zone, who told Olga what life was really like in the war-torn country.

Over the course of this year, Olga will be interviewing more residents of her former homeland, giving AFP readers the cold, hard truth, not the sanitized, New World Order-approved pabulum oozing from the mainstream media.

In this the third in the series, Olga spoke with a married, pregnant 26-year-old college graduate on February 4, 2015.




 
 
 

Olga: Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in Donetsk in 1989. I studied and worked there also. I graduated from the University as a Master in Physics. After graduation I worked as a teacher in school then started to work as a toastmaster. I am married, and I am a mother-to-be.

Olga: Can you tell a little bit more about your current situation?

Since the war had started, we had to leave, as constant bombing is not good for my psychological state as a mother-to-be. We had stayed in Donetsk till August, 2014, but in the end of August I started to suffer from major depression and panic attacks because of constant bombing. I was afraid to go out; windows vibrated because of bombing. Cluster bombs were used in these attacks, dropped on the city. I do not understand why is this information is absent in western media resources.

Olga: What’s the state of your water, food, electricity, and gas?

Those who stayed in Donetsk are in a terrible situation. There is not only an economic blockade (we are not allowed to bring any humanitarian aid through the border of conflict zone, banks do not work), but also bombing does not stop even for a second. Civilians, children, women, elderly people, suffer. Many families do not have money even for groceries, because Ukrainian government stopped all the payments to citizens. Many factories do not work because of bombings, so people do not have any money. Every day in Donbass a lot of people are killed and injured only because they live there. This is genocide. There are problems with electricity, water, Internet, mobile networks due to the bombings. Sometimes it is a week without water, sometimes it is three days without electricity.

Olga: How is life without banks?

Those who have job and therefore salary can buy stuff, others have to cross the conflict zone border to simply withdraw money from the card.

Olga: Why do you and others remain in a war zone?

Our parents lived all their life there. Our grandmothers and grandfathers live there. They have worked all there life to have their own home. Why should they leave everything and run away? Elderly people cannot leave for sure: firstly, they are too old for this, secondly, to whom and where would they go? Our parents cannot leave their parents. Friends stayed there for same reasons: nobody wants them anywhere else, not a lot of people help them. Ukraine donates 400 hryvnyas per month for those who will leave conflict zone (that is about $25), while monthly rent in the big city is about 2500 hryvnyas (from $154 and up). Another problem is that it is very difficult to find a good job while being from the conflict zone as Ukrainian media influenced the opinion of Ukrainians about people from Donetsk. If you are a Donetsk resident, then you are a terrorist and separatist. We have been divided into humans and sub-humans. Premier-minister Jacenjuk even called people from Donbass like this. And that is only because people of Donbass did not want to be a part of EU and did not support the closure of factories that export their products to Russian markets.

Olga: Where do people go if they decide to leave?

Somebody stays in Ukraine, somebody goes to Crimea or to Russia. We left to Russia.

Olga: How is it for you?

It is very hard for us. We had to move to a foreign country. We are not citizens. I am pregnant and about to deliver: I cannot work, and I would have to stay with the baby after delivery. My husband works, but he cannot make a lot of money without citizenship. We are able to rent a flat and to buy food now. Psychologically it is very hard. We are alone here: we do not have friends, family or even acquaintances. Also we are very worried about people who stayed in Donetsk.

Olga: Do you have any tips for those who may find themselves in a war zone? How can someone prepare? What is the most important thing?




Advice for those who might appear at war? This is a strange question. I hope that God will save everybody from such an experience.

Olga: What is the most important thing for you now?

That the war will finally be stopped.

Olga: If readers want to help in any way, what would you suggest?

I would recommend people to advise their government to leave other countries alone. We experience all this now because USA has some issues against Russia. I had to leave my home because USA wants to keep its superpower status. You can go out and protest to support us and ask for a peace in Ukraine.

Olga: Who needs the help most?

Everybody who is in the conflict zone as well as those who left and asked for an asylum.

Olga: What is the real tragedy of this situation?

In the city where we live now in Russia there is a family that left from Luhansk, a married couple and mother of one of the spouses. They had to leave granny in Luhansk, as she refused to leave her house. One month after her house was bombed, she died. Nowadays Donetsk schools, kindergartens, hospitals are bombed in Donetsk. They kill civilians. You have to open your eyes! How did people deserve all this?

Olga: What do you think about the official story coming from news commentators and politicians?

They really misinterpret all the facts. This is all lies. They say that pro-Russian terrorists are those who are killed, but in reality they kill civilians. They also say that terrorists bomb Donbass, but this is Ukrainian army who does it.

Olga: Have friends and family changed the way treat each other, and if so, how?

After the war has started, we despise all the rest of Ukraine. We despise them because they do not want to see that civilians are killed here, they tell that we deserved it, that is how it should be, that we are non-humans because we did not want to enter to EU. How about our right to decide ourselves what we want and what we do not want? We wanted to be a federal republic as a part if Ukraine, now we do not want to be Ukrainian anymore. People are killed only because they do not want to be a part of EU. This is nonsense. And USA finances those murders.

Olga: Did attitudes of strangers change, and if so, how?

People started to be more kind and patient to each other. They try to help each other as much as they can.

Olga: How do you feel about the politics?

I hate this sold Ukrainian politicians (Jacenjuk, Turchinov, Poroshenko)—they are killers. And Obama is a killer. They are ready to kill children, elderly people and women just to get more money. They are evil.

Olga: What do you think about this war and where it is going?

I think that these people realize ideas of Allen Dulles: they made Slavic people to kill Slavic people. They clean territories. They want to start a war between Russia and Ukraine.

Olga: Do Ukrainian soldiers go into the shops with you; do you meet them in the street?

We did not see them in Donetsk. I despise these people. I do not know how can they live calmly after what they have done?

Olga: Who is a threat to civilians besides the Ukrainian army and the militia?

USA and all those who depend from them. Please do not give weapons to Ukrainian government! Stop financing this war! Who gave you a right to intervene in life of another nation? We are not native Americans! Stop financing fascism in Ukraine!

Olga: Is there more crime now?

Yes, criminal cases are way more often now. We are back to the dark 90s.

Olga: Do you agree with U.S. policy makers who say it is necessary to send “defensive weapons” or “lethal weapons” to help the Ukrainian government defend from attacking Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine?

Which pro-Russian rebels are you talking about? Is it the case that your politicians call all Ukrainians who live in Donbass pro-Russian and think that this fact gives them right to kill everybody here? Hypocrites! Please stay away from us together with your financial and political interests. I would like all American people to wake up and see that your government intervenes in the other countries politics and starts war conflicts there. We do not want to be bombed.

Olga: On the Internet, videos and photos show burnt cars, dead bodies, destroyed houses. There are people who think that this is propaganda or too depressing, so there’s no need to watch. Are these videos real? Should foreigners watch?

This all is true. Please watch it. Please see what happens in reality.

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The Wolf of War

• Wolf Blitzer, U.S. Ministry of Propaganda leading charge for war with Russia.

By Paul Craig Roberts —

President George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor Condi Rice warned Americans that Saddam Hussein’s (non- existent) weapons of mass destruction could result in a mushroom cloud going up over an American city. No such threat existed. But today a very real threat exists over all American cities, and the national security advisor does not notice. The threat issues from Washington and arises from the demonization of Russia and its leadership.

Wolf Blitzer* on CNN on March 13 used the cover of a news program to broadcast a propaganda performance straight out of George Orwell’s 1984. The orchestration presented Russia as a massive, aggressive military threat. The screen was filled with missiles firing and an assortment of American General Strangeloves urging provocative measures to be deployed against the Russian threat. Blitzer’s program is part of the orchestrated propaganda campaign whose purpose is to prepare Americans for conflict with Russia.

It was such irresponsible propaganda and so many blatant lies for a media organization to sponsor that it was obvious that CNN and Wolf Blitzer had no fear of being called on the carpet for spreading war fever. The so-called “mainstream media” has been transformed into a Ministry of Propaganda.

Similar propaganda is being spread in the United Kingdom where Defense Minister Michael Fallon declared Russia to be a “real and present danger” to Europe. U.S. troops and tanks are being rushed to the Baltics on the pretext that Russia is going to attack.



 

That such blatant lies can issue from high government officials without a shred of evidence and without shame should scare you to death. We are witnessing the total disrespect for truth and human life by high government officials and the media.

The propaganda is driving the world toward war. The propaganda has destroyed the trust between nuclear powers and has resurrected the threat of nuclear Armageddon. The Russian government sees that Washington and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vassals are conjuring a nonexistent Russian threat. Clearly this conjured threat has a purpose that intends Russia harm.

Washington’s propaganda spread by the presstitutes is possibly the most irresponsible act in human history. President Ronald Reagan and Russian Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded in removing the threat of nuclear war, and the crazed neoconservatives and their media prostitutes have brought it back.

Washington’s propaganda attack on Russia and Vladimir Putin is like Washington’s attack on Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden, Iraq and Saddam Hussein, Libya and Qadaffi. Does this mean that Washington intends to attack Russia in a preemptive nuclear strike?

If so, it means the end of the world. Clearly, the threat to the United States and the entire world resides in Washington and not in Moscow. The threat is the crazed neoconservative ideology of U.S. world hegemony supported by the unbridled greed of the American military-industrial complex to control the resources of the world

Putin understands the seriousness of the situation and is working hard to diffuse it, but Washington has made it impossible to diffuse. Washington’s price is that Putin must hand over Crimea and the Russian Black Sea naval base, abandon the Russian populations in southern and eastern Ukraine and accept NATO military bases in Ukraine. Washington’s demand is a demand for Russia’s pre-emptive surrender.



In the CNN propaganda show, Blitzer failed to report that German intelligence challenges Washington’s claims about Russia and that the French and German governments have finally realized that Washington is insane and are working desperately to stop Washington’s drive toward war.

Washington and its UK puppet have spent the entirety of the last 70 years creating death and destruction. [It started with the U.S. destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and the firebombing of Hamburg and Dresden at the end of WWII.—Ed.] Seven countries have been invaded, bombed or droned in order “to spread democracy.” Iraq is destroyed, as is Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia. Syria nearly so, and Pakistan and Yemen are politically and socially destabilized by incessant U.S. air attacks. The democratically elected governments of Honduras and Ukraine have been overthrown by U.S. coups. Venezuela is next in line, with Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil waiting their turn.

Washington has given the world decade after decade of brutal and inhumane war. Isn’t this enough evil? Does D.C. have to give us more?

Washington and the presstitutes have lost their humanity. They have become agents of evil. If mushroom clouds appear, the responsibility will lie with Blitzer, CNN and the presstitutes that beat the drums of war.

* Wolf Isaac Blitzer was born in Augsburg, Germany. Fluent in Hebrew, his parents were Jewish refugees from Poland and “Holocaust” survivors.

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NWO Needs World War III to Maintain Stranglehold

By Sergey Glazyev —

The war in Ukraine is a huge threat to Russia, Europe and the world. Misunderstanding this war may cause it to automatically spiral into a regional and then world war. Rabid lies and hysterical Russophobia on leading world news channels leaves no doubt that we are dealing with the military-propaganda machine, which blocks all objective journalists and forces people into a state of anti-Russian psychosis.

The immediate aim of this war is to tear Ukraine from Russia. But, as United States actions show, it is not enough to move Ukraine under European Union (EU) control. The U.S. is forcing its puppet Ukrainian government to conduct a full-scale war in Donbass, Ukraine, creating a growing spiral of chaos aimed at drawing into the fratricidal conflict first Russia and then the neighboring European countries. This is being done to weaken Russia and the EU.

History shows that war in Europe was an essential source of growth for U.S. economic and political power. Today, faced with economic difficulties, the U.S. is trying to unleash another war in Europe to achieve the following objectives:




 
 
 

• Claiming Russian aggression allows for sanctions that freeze U.S. debt to Russian entities in the amount of several hundred billion dollars.

• Freezing Russian assets makes their owners unable to pay their debts to the mainly European banks. Weakening the European banking system boosts capital flight into the U.S., and so supports the U.S. debt pyramid.

• Sanctions against Russia harm the EU in the amount of about a trillion euros, worsening the already poor state of the European economy and weakening its position as competitor with the U.S.

• Sanctions remove Russian gas from the European market and substitute American shale oil. The same applies to the multi-billion dollar Eastern European market of fuel elements for nuclear power plants.

• Pulling European countries into war with Russia increases their political dependence on the U.S., thereby easing the difficulties of imposing EU free trade zone terms favorable to the U.S.

• War in Europe increases military spending to benefit the U.S. military-industrial complex.

The main prize, for which the U.S. provokes a new world war, is the preservation of world domination in the context of global structural changes caused by changing technological innovations.




The end of the growth potential of the dominant technological order caused the global crisis that grips the world’s leading countries. Recovery will happen on the wave of growth of the new technological order, based on complex nanotechnology and biotechnology. Asian countries are currently leading and, although the main area of application of these technologies is not related to the production of military equipment, the arms race and increase in military spending is the leading way Western countries stimulate growth of the new technological order.

In addition to the crisis of the world economy caused by the change of the dominant technological structures, currently there is a transition to a new cycle of capital accumulation, which exacerbates the risks of a world war. Previous transition from colonial empires of European countries to global corporations as the leading form of organization of the world economy occurred through the unleashing of world wars, the outcome of which was accompanied by dramatic changes in the global political system.

The struggle for world leadership takes place between the U.S. and China, in which the U.S. to maintain its dominance plays the usual scenario of a world war in Europe, trying once again at the expense of the Old World to consolidate its position in the world. To do this, they use the old principle of divide and conquer.

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Secrets of the New World Order Exposed

• British researcher provides incontrovertible evidence of the New World Order.

By Dave Gahary

If you’ve ever wanted to examine whether the New World Order is real or just the stuff of conspiracy theory, it’s time to check out the work of prolific author Dr. John Coleman. Besides authoring over 25 books and over 400 white papers on subjects AMERICAN FREE PRESS and its forerunner The Spotlight have covered over the past four decades, Coleman is a constitutional scholar, museum researcher, historian and lecturer.

In a first-ever offer for this newspaper, Coleman has made three of his most popular books available to AFP readers for a discounted price: The Illuminati in AmericaThe Rothschild Dynasty and Beyond the Conspiracy: Unmasking the Invisible World Government, the Committee of 300. Coleman also answered questions from this AFP reporter regarding his life’s work.




 
 
 

AFP asked Coleman how his background prepared him for his writings.

“I read documents at the Balliol College Library at Oxford,” he told AFP.

As an indication of the closed society at the University of Oxford, it is clearly marked on the library’s website, “Library for College Members Only.” Oxford’s origin date is unknown, although there is evidence of its founding as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the world’s second-oldest surviving university.

“I did not attend Oxford, but due to connections of my father, I was given permission to read there,” said Coleman. “The library contained a wealth of information. I also studied at the British Museum for five years.”

Established in 1753, the British Museum in London has a permanent collection of 8 million works and is one of the largest and most comprehensive in existence, with books from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. Nearly 7 million people visit each year, making it the UK’s most-visited museum.

AFP asked why Oxford and the British Museum were important to this matter, and whether or not this topic could be researched in any library.

“The British Museum is known to be the greatest repository of deeply-detailed, specialized books,” explained Coleman. “Ditto for Oxford. Try this yourself: Go to a few libraries near you and ask them for books on the British East India Company or the Tavistock Institute. I guarantee you will be met with a blank stare.”

Coleman continued, “In addition, I studied 37,000 pages of the Congressional Record; no other writer I know of has this distinction.”




AFP asked what subject matter Coleman researched in the Congressional Record.

“The United States Constitution,” he answered.

AFP asked what transpired for Coleman to take pen to paper to expose the New World Order.

“When serving in Angola, dispatches not meant for me fell into my hands,” he explained. “They concerned the plan to let rebels through when they returned from study at the communist Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow [now named Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia] instead of rounding them up. I realized that those in the highest authority had betrayed people and governments.”

Coleman has said in the past that he served in Angola as a British political officer. But when AFP asked who Coleman was serving with in Angola and who the dispatch was from, he said: “I regret that I am still bound not to answer this question for specialized reasons.”

AFP asked if the forces Coleman writes about have grown stronger since he first discovered them, and if he suspects they will be successful with their plans.

“Infinitely,” he answered, “and they have already and continue to be successful.”

AFP asked what an average person can do to halt or slow down the elite’s progress.

“Inform the public, the voters,” he said, “through my books and the books of others about what is happening and urge them to vote out of office politicians blatantly lying to the American people.”

AFP asked if he believed there were any honest U.S. politicians left.

“Yes,” he said. “They can be counted on the fingers of your hand.”

Coleman urged this reporter, before it’s too late, to help spread his nearly 40 years of research on the New World Order to the reading public. Coleman suggested beginning with these three books:

1. The Illuminati in America, softcover, 82 pages, $14. This book, which covers the period from 1776 to 2008, is a graphic account of how the Illuminati exercised its power ever since its founder, Adam Weishaupt, wrote its charter in 1776. “Kings, presidents and dictators have all taken direction from the Illuminati, which is very well established in the U.S. today,” writes Coleman. Johann Adam Weishaupt, born 1748, was a German philosopher and founder of the secret society Order of the Illuminati. Its 11 chapters cover the Illuminati’s founding, the 13 families who control the Illuminati in America and the top Illuminati families in the country, how to notice signs of an Illuminati presence in the U.S. and understanding how they cover their tracks.

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2. The Rothschild Dynasty, softcover, 209 pages, $22. This book demolishes the myths and legends surrounding the Rothschild family, “leaving the stark and very startling truth as never before revealed.” It painstakingly details exactly how Mayer Amschel Rothschild, born in “Jews’ Alley,” the Jewish ghetto of Frankfurt, Germany, seized the “chance” that was to make the Rothschild family the virtual rulers of Europe. Through 24 chapters, Coleman lays the Rothschilds bare, all the while making sure no one confuses the facts with targeting Jews. “I want it to be understood,” Coleman wrote in a “Note of Explanation,” “that this work should not and cannot be construed as ‘anti-Jewish’ or ‘anti-Semitic.’ It is neither. Rather it is a factual account of a family that happened to be Jews, and who themselves made no secret of [their Judaism].”

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3. Beyond the Conspiracy: Unmasking the Invisible World Government, the Committee of 300, softcover, 233 pages, $25. This book reveals in 16 chapters the shadow organizations that call the shots, “not [the elected] professional politicians or brilliantly dressed ambassadors. . . . The unknown men who take part in these councils are high financiers who are superior to vain ephemeral politicians.” Some of the topics covered in detailing the committee include the narcotics trade, the role of the military, the Federal Reserve coup d’état, the conspiracy of free trade, war and paper money.

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INTERVIEWS: Ukrainians Speak #2

AMERICAN FREE PRESS’s own Olga Belinskaya, a native of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine, conducted a series of raw, unedited interviews with ordinary, peaceful people from Ukraine’s war zone, who told Olga what life was really like in the war-torn country.

Over the course of this year, Olga will be interviewing more residents of her former homeland, giving AFP readers the cold, hard truth, not the sanitized, New World Order-approved pabulum oozing from the mainstream media.

In this the second in the series, Olga spoke with 34-year-old Olesya on February 3, 2015.




 
 
 

I am a resident of Donbass. I live in Khartsyzk. My name is Olesya, I am 34-years-old. I am the mother of two children. Now I am on maternity leave.

My city is located 24 miles from Donetsk, and 12 miles from Ilovaysk. In August 2014, the Ukrainian army bombed Ilovaysk terribly, now it is bombing Donetsk terribly. We wake up and fall asleep with the scary sounds of shells that Ukrainian army lets out on civilians. They consider that we and our children are terrorists and separatists. The government that is in Kiev now is a killer.

Donbass is at an economic blockade now, which was staged by the Ukrainian government, banks do not work, there are no benefits (pensions, child benefits), my 65-year-old mother and I haven’t got any since June. Ukraine bans importation of medicines, and my mother had a heart attack. So our husbands took weapons to protect us from the crazy Kiev authorities. There is no Russian army, according to Kiev, just our husbands and relatives.

I really want to let everybody know that Ukrainian authorities just want to wipe out us from off the face of the Earth. It takes down our houses, killing children and the elderly at bus stops, in hospitals, at homes. Our children are hiding in basements and shelters. That is not shown on TV channels, you can only see on the Internet.

And if America give Ukraine a total weapon now, Ukraine will simply kill us with the help of America.

I can tell a lot, but I want Ukrainian army leave us and our children will survive to old age, and we won’t be afraid of going to bed and waking up by the fact that the Ukrainian army is killing us. We want peace. We want to live in a country where there is no crazy government. And we chose Donetsk People’s Republic, which protects us.




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INTERVIEW: Black Days Coming for Whites

• White Christian Europe, America committing cultural suicide with immigration policies.

By Victor Thorn —

On the heels of recent reports stating that the number of non-white children under five years of age will surpass whites by 2020 and that whites will be a minority within the United States by the year 2043, seven years sooner than previously projected by the Census Bureau, on March 4 AMERICAN FREE PRESS interviewed popular radio talk show host Robert Reyvolt to get a better understanding of the situation.

When asked about this nation’s rapidly changing racial demographics, Reyvolt said: “What we’re seeing today dates back to a strategy conceived by two academics, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Under the Cloward-Piven strategy, America’s social safety net would be deliberately overwhelmed and eventually collapsed so that far-left neo-Bolsheviks could rebuild a new socialist utopia from the ground up. The so-called intellectuals behind this plot are the same ones that have demonized white Europeans for the past century.”

Expanding upon this notion, Reyvolt added: “When examining white liberals, I place them into categories. The largest group—the self-hating, mind-controlled useful idiots—accepts the propagandized lies spoon fed to them by people like Obama and the Jewish media. Because of their confirmation biases, they have no curiosity to look for the truth. Worse, they’re not sophisticated enough to realize the extent to which they’re being used. These individuals are controlled from the background by elitists like Prince Philip, Bill Gates, George Soros and Al Gore.”



 

Returning once again to Cloward-Piven, Reyvolt offered this big-picture analysis: “The supposed liberal utopia being orchestrated in America will actually result in a nightmare for whites, especially since Hispanics boast about breeding Gringos right out of existence. Ever since the 1960s Civil Rights Act, blacks have been poisoned into believing that whites are their enemies. Yet many of the black supremacist cults peddling this nonsense mirror Jewish Talmudic cults. Like white liberals, blacks who voted for Obama couldn’t comprehend what an insidious guy he was.”

The agenda being pushed by Obama is evident, contends Reyvolt. “It’s been reported that illegal aliens will soon be paid tax refunds [some of them upwards of $35,000] even though they never contributed to the system,” he said.

According to Reyvolt, other inherent problems also exist. “Whites are scattered into so many subsections that there’s no unity among us,” he said. “On the other hand, minorities like Hispanics, Islamists and blacks are more monolithic in their ideology and voting patterns. They also view whites as the devil. Because of their common hatred, I see something evil coming down the pike for white Christian Western civilization.”

This cultural erosion has already commenced, argued Reyvolt. “When looking at migrations of people, we have to understand where they’re leaving from and where they’re going to,” he said. “Who’s taking in the most migrants? They’re white European Christian countries. Look at the devastating impact Muslims are having on Mediterranean and Scandinavian nations and Europe as a whole. The same applies to America and Canada. All of these white countries are under assault by the usual suspects—Africans, Arabs and Hispanics. It’s an attempt at white genocide.”

Reyvolt furnished more details: “The Jewish narrative of history seeks to eliminate any possibility of white nationalism or racial consciousness. It’s a multifaceted plan that involves demographic overload. Blacks, Hispanics and Arabs are being made to hate their white host countries. They are being indoctrinated with anti-white sentiments.”

As for solutions, Reyvolt didn’t mince words: “Whites better get their heads out of the sand if they want to survive. Whites must become ruthless in the future. For far too long they’ve been emasculated and made soft by the Zionist mafioso.”

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Rotten to the “Common Core”

By Ronald L. Ray —

The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CC) for primary and secondary education in public schools are the latest in a long line of bureaucratically imposed directives pushed by cultural communists and multinational corporations in order to establish a single, uniform educational system throughout the United States.

While proponents tout their “rigor” as an improvement of teaching standards, a growing number of detractors recognize that CC in fact institutionalizes mediocrity at great financial cost and loss of student privacy. Consequently, citizens and legislators in some states are “opting out” of the program. Now, Kansas legislators seek to break from what critics have called “No Child Left Behind” on steroids.




CC was developed, beginning in 2007, by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, funded by a number of giant corporations—particularly the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—and supported by federal regulators. CC is the most recent attempt by leftist apparatchiks to accomplish the educational goals of John Dewey and the Communist Manifesto. Indeed, the contributor list for Achieve, Inc., the leading CC developer, reads like a “who’s who” of corporate Bilderbergers and others desiring compliant wage slaves for a brave new world.

The original standards cover only mathematics and “English language arts” and were “adopted” through executive fiat in Kansas (2010) and 44 other states, sidestepping legislatures and local school boards. Dr. Sandra Stotsky at the University of Arkansas called the English standards “empty skill sets,” which heavily emphasize nonfiction technical texts over traditional literature. Ze’ev Wurman, a former federal Department of Education senior policy advisor, noted that CC delays basic math and algebra curricula, and even omits key skills like decimal and fraction conversion, Euclidean geometry, logarithms and calculus.

In the last few years, CC added science standards. Kansas is one of seven states that adopted this component, including mandatory K-12 sex education courses, which promote homosexuality and other deviant acts as “normal” and are so explicit that many call them “pornographic.”

Among the standards “aligned” to CC is “character development”—a revival of discredited “values clarification” and “consensus-building” techniques, wrapped in high-sounding language but devoid of God or objective moral standards.

CC is presented as a states’ initiative but is not. While states and school districts may sometimes make minor adaptations of standards and choose the curriculum to achieve them, the dirty secret is that necessary textbooks are being developed already by vested interests, including publishers like McGraw-Hill, who thereby ensure education conforms to their tyrannical plans by eliminating alternatives. Even the national standardized tests and other college entrance examinations are being “dumbed down” further to align with CC. The profit motive is at least as great as that of societal control.




 
 
 

On February 23, the Kansas House of Representatives Education Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 2292,* which would repeal the CC standards adopted by former Governor Mark Parkinson and the State Board of Education in order to restore state and local control of education. A passionate, overflow crowd was present, most of whom supported the bill.

Those opposed to repeal were nearly all school superintendents and state government officials in the “Big Ed” establishment. None provided concrete specifics of successful CC aspects. They focused on typical bureaucratic objections of money already spent and the “difficulty” of change, although a few mentioned positive implementation experiences.

Repeal proponents brought powerful, substantive arguments in favor of H.B. 2292. Wurman stated that, under CC, Kansas students will be prepared, at best, only for “community colleges and non-selective colleges.” Frank Clark, a retired teacher, mentioned the lack of fundamentals like cursive writing and trigonometry. He said some students are already “getting into trouble” for wanting to excel.

Jeffrey Locke, a 25-year teacher from Satanta, Kansas, said he came to represent “many colleagues who face reprisals” for speaking out. He criticized the “one size fits all” approach: “Teaching is not teaching to standards but teaching to individuals.”

Others objected to CC’s “age-inappropriate” standards and support from“entities,” not individual teachers, as well as CC’s Orwellian integration into a massive federal database of all students’ behaviors.

Furthermore, CC conflicts with the Rose education standards, made mandatory in Kansas through Gannon v. Kansas.

Some Republican legislators formerly supporting CC repeal, perhaps fearing powerful teachers’ unions, now allege the bill is unconstitutional; but Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach issued a letter testifying to its acceptability.

A source told AMERICAN FREE PRESS that Governor Sam Brownback (R) could easily undo CC through an executive action rescinding Parkinson’s “memorandum of agreement,” just as he reversed Governor Kathleen Sebelius’s executive order, which gave special protection to homosexuals in hiring for state jobs. However, Brownback “lacks the leadership will to do it.”

Brownback’s press secretary, Eileen Hawley, responded tersely, “The governor does not have the executive authority to repeal Common Core standards.” She refused to answer follow-up questions.

Kansas readers are urged to contact their state representatives and senators to support the bill.

* On March 20, HB 2292, the “Local Control of Schools Act,” was killed (7-10-2) in the Kansas House Education Committee by the combined efforts of the four Democrats, committee members who are part of the education establishment and a few gutless “conservative” Republicans who hypocritically alleged that they were against CC. This proved once again that National Education Association and Kansas National Education Association cultural communists are still in control of Kansas education, not Kansas parents.

Most of the committee meeting was tied up by two supposedly anti-CC Republican representatives, who attempted to gut key aspects of the bill through amendments. At that point, many legislators seemed more intent on getting out of the meeting than truly addressing this key educational matter. As a result, a substantive discussion of the original bill did not take place.

In Kansas, many Republicans are “Republicans In Name Only” and often give the Democrats an effective majority, much to the chagrin of most Kansans. Moreover, some “conservative” legislators are more interested in passing a bad bill to “do something” than in upholding their principles or following the will of their constituents.

Kansans should pressure their state representatives to revive HB 2292 from the floor of the full House—an action requiring 70 votes. They should also barrage Governor Brownback with telephone calls, letters and emails, demanding that he rescind the Common Core Memorandum of Agreement signed by his predecessor, Mark Parkinson.

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AIPAC, Netanyahu Sabotaging Iran Deal

By Mark Anderson —

Under the watchful eye of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) have introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 (S. 269). The proposed legislation was read twice and referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on January 27, 2015 and approved by the committee in a bipartisan 18-to-4 vote on January 29, 2015. Kirk believes the bill “is within striking distance of a veto-proof majority.”

Senator Kirk wrote: “The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act . . . lays out the bipartisan view of Congress on the minimum standards for a good deal with Iran and would impose new crippling sanctions if Iran fails to agree to a good deal by June 30, 2015.”

With the memory of Israeli Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu’s speech to a joint congressional session still fresh, AIPAC is calling on its loyal followers to urge America’s senators to support what Capitol Hill’s most powerful lobbying outfit calls this “bipartisan crucial legislation.”

An AIPAC press release lied: “After a year of negotiations and generous offers by the P5+1 [United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, facilitated by the European Union], Iran has not demonstrated a willingness to give up the capability to develop nuclear weapons.”




Since knowledge doesn’t go backward, Iran could no more “give up the capability to develop nuclear weapons” than any other nation, which like Iran may possess the know-how but has not produced a viable weapon.

While key Israeli officials have admitted Iran does not have a single nuclear bomb, it’s the Israelis who have long possessed a formidable nuclear force. Clearly, Iran sees that the Israeli arsenal is poised and ready—with no inspections allowed, unlike the case with Iran’s nuclear-development facilities. Thus, Iran has a strong deterrent to nuking Israel.

“Israel, a non-signatory to the NPT [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty], is regarded as the first and only country in the Middle East to possess nuclear weapons,” says the impartial, nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative. Israel signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) on September 25, 1996, but has not yet ratified the treaty.

So it cannot be overstated: It is the Israelis who could nuke Iran with no known nuclear retaliation from the Persian state, and it is the Israelis who could attack with impunity. That is a fact, not an opinion.

For far too long, Western media have reported as if there is military equality between Israel and Iran, just as most media make it sound like the occasional rocket launched from Gaza into Israel in any way compares with the full-scale, savage destruction that Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carry out against Palestine.

In so doing, the IDF has leveled entire blocks of buildings at a time—in perhaps the most densely populated place on Earth—obliterating 17,000 homes and killing some 2,000 people in just the latest barrage against largely defenseless people, via Israeli warplanes and other high-end military technology.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the Menendez-Kirk bill expresses the sense of Congress that, “The goal of international negotiations with Iran should be to conclude a long-term comprehensive solution that will reverse the development of Iran’s illicit nuclear infrastructure,” and “the United States should continue to impose sanctions on Iran and its terrorist proxies, and on Iran and other governments and persons for the procurement, sale, or transfer of technology, services, or goods that support the development of weapons of mass destruction.”

Those are ironic proclamations by the U.S.—a notorious bomber of civilian populations and an aggressive arms dealer to clients around the globe, including Syrian rebels, who have committed acts of terrorism inside Syria in an attempt to topple the stable government there.

Iran’s willingness to help the West take on Islamic State (ISIS) is lost in the shuffle, although the whole ISIS charade masks evidence that ISIS is a Western-Mossad intelligence front providing a backdoor way for the U.S., through its own forces and through proxies, to topple Syria.

At this writing, there are 48 senators cosponsoring this bill besides its lead sponsors. GOP presidential aspirant Senator Randal Howard “Rand” Paul (Ky.) is not one of them, at least not yet, despite criticism from some quarters that he’s too quick to support Israel. Yet his probable 2016 Republican presidential contenders, Marco Antonio Rubio (Fla.) and Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (Texas), are among the co-sponsors.

If no final agreement is reached by summer, the bill re-installs sanctions against Iran that were waived during the interim agreement and imposes an escalating series of new sanctions starting in August and ending in December. The president will have the authority to waive new sanctions if necessary, however, in order to conclude a comprehensive agreement.

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Netanyahu Uses Iran Speech to Bolster Faltering Campaign

By Pete Papaherakles

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on March 3. It was humiliating to see the entire Congress swoon over Bibi when he entered the hall and slowly walked down the aisle toward the podium. While all were on their feet clapping and cheering, they were falling over themselves for a shot at shaking his hand, telling him how great he is, or just for a nod of approval by Bibi. This pandemonium went on for a full four and- a-half minutes until Netanyahu finally took the microphone. It’s doubtful if Julius Caesar or Napoleon ever got this type of reception.

It didn’t take much to get the entire Congress back on their feet cheering and applauding again. All Netanyahu had to do was say simple things like “Thank you for your support for Israel,” or “I know you stand with Israel” and all the brain-dead congress members would go at it again.

Congress applauded Netanyahu 39 times, and 23 of these were standing ovations. In fact, 10:55 of the 40:30 minutes,  27% of the time Netanyahu was at the podium, consisted of Congress applauding and giving standing ovations. That doesn’t count the fawning he received entering and exiting the once-proud chamber.

Netanyahu, who was invited to speak by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), used the opportunity to promote his own political agenda and gain support for the upcoming elections in Israel on March 17 in which he is reportedly lagging behind in the polls. Fear mongering about Iran’s fictional nukes seems to be central in his re-election strategy.

He spent much of his time with his usual rhetoric of condemning Iran as the biggest threat in the Middle East, warning that Iran’s nuclear program must be stopped at all cost and with the usual hysteria about nuclear weapons everyone is more than familiar with by now. He once again neglected to mention Israel’s 300-400 nukes, of course.

The White House was not pleased with Netanyahu’s speech since talks on Iran’s nuclear program are nearing a critical late-March deadline for an outline agreement to be reached. Obama and other Democrats—50 of whom did not attend Netanyahu’s speech—criticized Netanyahu for creating much hysteria without offering any solutions.

The Israeli prime minister’s visit was controversial from the start, because Boehner invited him to speak without even consulting the White House. Obama had announced that he would not meet Netanyahu and said that he did not even watch the speech. He did read the transcript, however, and said he agreed with Bibi that “America’s bond with Israel is unbreakable.”

Israel-firsters like Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized Obama saying, “This administration has been the most hostile U.S. administration to Israel in the history of our country.” That is inaccurate, of course, since regardless of the posturing Obama gives Israel just about everything it wants. “No friend of Israel would boycott a speech by the elected leader of Israel,” Cruz continued, “particularly at a time of enormous peril.”

Netanyahu also emphasized the “enormous peril” the Jews always seem to be facing, since Biblical times. He mentioned the book of Esther and how the evil Persians were out to get the Jews since back then. He saved the Holocaust theatrics for the climax of his speech and even had “Holocaust survivor” Elie Wiesel in the front row, who got a big standing ovation and then another, as Bibi asserted “never again.”

Finally, Netanyahu brought Moses into the narrative by pointing to a plaque of Moses on the wall and told of how Israel and America are somehow one under Moses. He asked God to bless Israel and to bless America.

The mesmerized crowd roared with approval giving the Israeli PM a final standing ovation that again lasted for several minutes.

We’ll know soon enough if Israelis eat up Netanyahu’s propaganda like the U.S. Congress.

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Readers Need to Protest U.S.-Israeli Relationship

• Time to raise a ruckus over one-sided Mideast policies

By Mark Anderson

Americans who want an objective view of United States policy toward Israel cannot look to Republicans on Capitol Hill. They’re too busy doing deep-knee bends, cheering and hollering hosannas of joy and fealty whenever Israeli Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu utters a word.

It took a group of brave Democrats to finally pierce the propaganda that the “chosen” state of Israel can do no wrong—as evidenced by an eye-opening March 3 press conference led by Kentucky Representative John Allan Yarmuth and several others who did not attend Netanyahu’s speech that day to a joint session of Congress. Yarmuth is descended from Jewish immigrants from Russia and Austria.

This was one of those rare instances where partisan motives were an especially good thing—in that these “Dems” suddenly felt somewhat safe to reveal what could be long-held misgivings about Bibi and his regime, expressed in a more candid fashion than one would expect.

The Dems’ concerns need to be sturdily built upon, however, in any way possible: AMERICAN FREE PRESS readers should ramp up calls to talk radio shows and to CSPAN’s morning shows, and send letters and guest columns to local papers and members of Congress—and purchase more AFP subscriptions by which to spread around relevant articles.

But while most of these “rebel” Democrats were careful to reiterate their unwavering support for the Jewish state in general, they took strong exception with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) using the House as a political platform to showcase blustery “Bibi” just before Israel’s March 17 elections—and to use Bibi’s appearance in an apparent attempt to sabotage Democratic President Barack Hussein Obama’s ongoing talks in Geneva with Iran.

The talks are aimed at convincing Iran not to develop a nuclear weapon. Yet these Democrats went further and blasted Bibi for basically telling America’s elected Congress that war was the only option with Iran, while hinting that Americans would bleed and lead the military action on Israel’s behalf.

Bibi’s tiresome 45-minute cavalcade of saber rattling and pompous platitudes was a bit too much for these Democrats, who were among nearly 60 lawmakers who refused to attend Bibi’s speech, although a couple out of the nine Democrats at Yarmuth’s press conference did attend to critically evaluate what Bibi had to say.

Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, also Jewish, was perhaps the most outspoken, saying: “I think we have to challenge [Bibi’s] assumption that Americans and Iranians will always be enemies,” while noting that Bibi did not utter a word about how his nation would achieve peace with the Palestinians.

While Blumenauer said that Bibi would maintain a state of war with Palestine and expect America to remain on a war footing with Iran, the legislator also stressed that Bibi’s speech was little more than a “campaign commercial” just like his last appearance before Congress in May 2011. That suggests discomfort with Bibi has been festering for at least four years.

Representative Jared William Huffman (D-Calif.) blasted Bibi, saying, “This is a prime minister who’s never seen a war he didn’t want our country to fight.”

Jewish Representative Stephen Ira “Steve” Cohen (D-Tenn.), who described Bibi’s grandstanding as “political theater worthy of an Oscar,” went on to say that the move by Republicans to bring in Bibi and circumvent President Obama “was like putting [Bibi] on an equal level as the president of the United States and the U.S. Congress—that’s why I didn’t attend.” He likened Bibi’s speech to a State of the Union address but with the president replaced by a foreign leader.

Blumenauer and other Democrats at the press conference added that many Jews in Israel feel their nation is on the wrong path.

Blumenauer said that while Bibi frets that Iran will develop its first-ever nuclear weapon and bomb Israel the following morning, “Netanyahu presumably could unleash dozens of nuclear weapons.”

What Blumenauer touched on is that Israel indeed has a formidable nuclear force, but what he did not say is that the arsenal consists of some 400 nuclear weapons, which Israel will not officially admit it possesses. In addition, Iran is party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and allows inspections, while Israel rejects the NPT and will not permit arsenal inspections.

One of the Dems at Yarmuth’s conference who did attend Netanyahu’s grandstanding was Representative Peter Francis Welch (Vt.).

“What I heard from the prime minister is no deal is better than any deal” with Iran, he said. Welch made that observation after professing to be stridently pro-Israel.

Welch seemed especially insulted by Bibi’s anti-Iran remarks because Obama, Welch said, has handed Israel over $20 billion in U.S. taxpayers’ money in general and military aid to Israel since 2009, including at least $10 billion for the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Yet he recalled that Bibi even tried to coax the U.S. into attacking Syria in 2013 when Syria was accused under flimsy evidence of killing its own people with poison gas.

Added Jewish Representative Janice “Jan” Schakowsky (Ill.), “What I heard today is an effort to stampede us into war once again.” (10:45-14:35)

Obama’s reaction to Netanyahu’s speech could be described as “calm counterpoint.” He told reporters he did not have a chance to watch the prime minister’s March 3 speech.

“There was nothing new,” Obama remarked about the transcript of the speech he read. He added that his only goal was to take diplomacy as far as he can, simply to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Obama added that the diplomacy that Netanyahu condemns has prompted Iran to roll back its nuclear program and allow in-depth inspections.

Iranian officials say their program is limited to peaceful commercial energy development, yet Obama claims he’s sure Iran is on a path toward developing weapons.

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D.C. the Enemy to World Peace

On February 25 and 26, Paul Craig Roberts addressed the 70th Anniversary of the Yalta Conference, hosted by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow. The following is his speech, which was given over the course of the two-day event.

By Paul Craig Roberts —

Recently, I was invited to address an important conference of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Scholars from Russia and from around the world, Russian government officials and the Russian people seek an answer as to why Washington destroyed during the past year the friendly relations between America and Russia that President Ronald Reagan and President Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded in establishing. All of Russia is distressed that Washington alone has destroyed the trust between the two major nuclear powers that had been created during the Reagan-Gorbachev era, trust that had removed the threat of nuclear Armageddon.

Russians at every level are astonished at the virulent propaganda and lies constantly issuing from Washington and the Western media. Washington’s gratuitous demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin has rallied the Russian people behind him. Putin has the highest approval rating ever achieved by any leader in my lifetime.

Washington’s reckless and irresponsible destruction of the trust achieved by Reagan and Gorbachev has resurrected the possibility of nuclear war from the grave in which Reagan and Gorbachev buried it. Again, as during the Cold War the specter of nuclear Armageddon stalks the Earth.

Why did Washington revive the threat of world annihilation? Why is this threat to all of humanity supported by the majority of Congress, by the entirety of the presstitute media and by academics and think-tank inhabitants in the U.S.?

It was my task to answer this question for the conference. Read my speech below.




 
 
 

‘American Exceptionalism’ Dangerous

What I propose to you is that the current difficulties in the international order are unrelated to Yalta and its consequences, but have their origin in the rise of the neoconservative ideology in the post-Soviet era and its influence on Washington’s foreign policy.

The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad. At that time China’s rise was estimated to require a half-century. Suddenly the United States found itself to be the uni-power, the “world’s only superpower.” Neoconservatives proclaimed “the end of history.”

By the “end of history” neoconservatives mean that the competition between socio-economic-political systems is at an end. History has chosen “American democratic-capitalism.” It is Washington’s responsibility to exercise the hegemony over the world given to Washington by history and to bring the world in line with history’s choice of American democratic-capitalism.

In other words, Marx has been proven wrong. The future does not belong to the proletariat but to Washington.

American Exceptionalism

The neoconservative ideology raises the United States to the unique status of being “the exceptional country,” and the American people acquire exalted status as “the indispensable people.”

If a country is “the exceptional country,” it means that all other countries are unexceptional. If a people are “indispensable,” it means other peoples are dispensable. We have seen this attitude at work in Washington’s 14 years of wars of aggression in the Middle East. These wars have left countries destroyed and millions of people dead, maimed and displaced. Yet Washington continues to speak of its commitment to protect smaller countries from the aggression of larger countries. The explanation for this hypocrisy is that Washington does not regard Washington’s aggression as aggression, but as history’s purpose.

We have also seen this attitude at work in Washington’s disdain for Russia’s national interests and in Washington’s propagandistic response to Russian diplomacy.

The neoconservative doctrine of U.S. world supremacy is most clearly and concisely stated by Paul Wolfowitz, a leading neoconservative who has held many high positions: deputy assistant secretary of defense, director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, assistant secretary of state, ambassador to Indonesia, undersecretary of defense for policy, deputy secretary of defense and president of the World Bank.

In 1992, Wolfowitz stated the neoconservative doctrine of American world supremacy:

“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

For clarification, a “hostile power” is a country with an independent policy (Russia, China, Iran and formerly Saddam Hussein, Qaddafi, Assad).




This bold statement struck the traditional American foreign policy establishment as a declaration of American imperialism. The document was rewritten in order to soften and disguise the blatant assertion of supremacy without changing the intent. These documents are available online, and you can examine them at your convenience.

Neocon Foreign Policy Dominance

Softening the language allowed the neoconservatives to rise to foreign policy dominance. The neoconservatives are responsible for the Clinton regime’s attacks on Yugoslavia and Serbia. Neoconservatives, especially Wolfowitz, are responsible for the George W. Bush regime’s invasion of Iraq. The neoconservatives are responsible for the overthrow and murder of Qaddafi in Libya, the assault on Syria, the propaganda against Iran, the drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen, the color revolutions in former Soviet Republics, the attempted “Green Revolution” in Iran, the coup in Ukraine and the demonization of Putin.

A number of thoughtful Americans suspect that the neoconservatives are responsible for 9-11, as that event gave the neoconservatives the “new Pearl Harbor” that their position papers said was necessary in order to launch their wars for hegemony in the Middle East. 9-11 led directly and instantly to the invasion of Afghanistan, where Washington has been fighting since 2001. Neoconservatives controlled all the important government positions necessary for a “false-flag” attack.

Neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who is married to another neoconservative, Robert Kagan, implemented and oversaw Washington’s coup in Ukraine and chose the new government.

The neoconservatives are highly organized and networked, well-financed, supported by the print and TV media and backed by the U.S. military-security complex and the Israeli lobby. There is no countervailing power to their influence on U.S. foreign power.

The neoconservative doctrine goes beyond the Zbigniew Brzezinski doctrine, which dissented from detente and provocatively supported dissidents inside the Soviet empire. Despite its provocative character, the Brzezinski doctrine remained a doctrine of power politics and containment. It is not a doctrine of U.S. world hegemony.

While the neoconservatives were preoccupied for a decade with their wars in the Middle East, creating a U.S. Africa Command, organizing color revolutions, exiting disarmament treaties, surrounding Russia with military bases and “pivoting to Asia” to surround China with new air and naval bases, Putin led Russia back to economic and military competence and successfully asserted an independent Russian foreign policy.

When Russian diplomacy blocked Washington’s planned invasion of Syria and Washington’s planned bombing of Iran, the neoconservatives realized that they had failed the “first objective” of the Wolfowitz doctrine and had allowed “the reemergence of a new rival . . . on the territory of the former Soviet Union” with the power to block unilateral action by Washington.

Attack on Russia Begins

The attack on Russia began. Washington spent $5 billion over a decade creating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Ukraine and cultivating Ukrainian politicians. The NGOs were called into the streets. Extreme nationalists were used to introduce violence, and the elected democratic government was overthrown. The intercepted conversation between Victoria Nuland and the U.S. ambassador in Kiev, in which the two Washington operatives chose the members of the new Ukrainian government, is well known.

If the information that has recently come tome from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan is correct, Washington has financed NGOs and is cultivating politicians in Armenia and the former Soviet Central Asian Republics. If the information is correct, Russia can expect more color revolutions or coups in other former territories of the Soviet Union. Perhaps China faces a similar threat in Uyghurstan.

The conflict in Ukraine is often called a “civil war.” This is incorrect. A civil war is when two sides fight for the control of the government. The breakaway republics in eastern and southern Ukraine are fighting a war of secession.

Washington would have been happy to use its coup in Ukraine to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base, as this would have been a strategic military achievement. However, Washington is pleased that the “Ukraine crisis” that Washington orchestrated has resulted in the demonization of Putin, thus permitting economic sanctions that have disrupted Russia’s economic and political relations with Europe. The sanctions have kept Europe in Washington’s orbit.

No Interest in Peace

Washington has no interest in resolving the Ukrainian situation. The situation can be resolved diplomatically only if Europe can achieve sufficient sovereignty over its foreign policy to act in Europe’s interest instead of Washington’s interest.

The neoconservative doctrine of U.S. world hegemony is a threat to the sovereignty of every country. The doctrine requires subservience to Washington’s leadership and to Washington’s purposes. Independent governments are targeted for destabilization. The Obama regime overthrew the reformist government in Honduras and currently is at work destabilizing Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Argentina, and most likely also Armenia and the former Central Asian Soviet Republics.

It would be a strategic error to dismiss the neoconservative ideology as unrealistic. The doctrine is unrealistic, but it is also the guiding force of U.S. foreign policy and can produce a world war.

In their conflict with Washington’s hegemony, Russia and China are disadvantaged. The success of American propaganda during the Cold War, the large differences between living standards in the U.S. and those in communist lands, overt communist political oppression, at times brutal, and the Soviet collapse created in the minds of many people nonexistent virtues for the United States. As English is the world language and the Western media is cooperative, Washington is able to control explanations regardless of the facts. The ability of Washington to be the aggressor and to blame the victim encourages Washington’s march to more aggression.

9-11 and the U.S. Police State

Just as 9-11 served to launch Washington’s wars for hegemony in the Middle East, 9-11 served to create the American police state. The Constitution and the civil liberties it protects quickly fell to the accumulation of power in the executive branch that a state of war permitted.

New laws, some clearly pre-prepared such as the Patriot Act, executive orders, presidential directives and Department of Justice memos created an executive authority unaccountable to the Constitution and to domestic and international law.

Suddenly Americans could be detained indefinitely without cause presented to a court. Habeas corpus, a constitutional protection which prohibits any such detention, has been set aside.

Suddenly people could be tortured into confessions in violation of the right against self-incrimination and in violation of domestic and international laws against torture.

Suddenly Americans’ and Washington’s closest allies could be spied on indiscriminately without the need of warrants demonstrating cause.

The Obama regime added to the Bush regime’s transgressions the assertion of the right of the executive branch to assassinate U.S. citizens without due process of law.

The police state was organized under a massive new Department of Homeland Security. Almost immediately whistleblower protections, freedom of the press and speech and protest rights were attacked and reduced.

It was not long before Homeland Security declared that the department’s focus has shifted from Muslim terrorists to “domestic extremists,” an undefined category. Anyone can be swept into this category. Homes of war protesters were raided and grand juries were convened to investigate the protesters. Americans of Arab descent who donated to charities—even charities on the State Department’s approved list—that aided Palestinian children were arrested and sentenced to prison for “providing material support to terrorism.”

All of this and more, including police brutality, has had a chilling effect on protests against the wars and the loss of civil liberty. The rising protests from the American population and from soldiers themselves that eventually forced Washington to end the Vietnam War have been prevented in the 21st century by the erosion of rights, intimidation, loss of mobility (no-fly list), job dismissal and other heavy-handed actions inconsistent with a government accountable to law and to the people.

In an important sense, the U.S. has emerged from the “war on terror” as an executive branch dictatorship unconstrained by the media and barely, if at all, constrained by Congress and the federal courts. The lawlessness of the executive branch has spread into governments of Washington’s vassal states and into the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, all of which violate their charters and operate outside their legal powers.

Jobs offshoring destroyed the American industrial and manufacturing unions. Their demise and the current attack on the public employee unions has left the Democratic Party financially dependent on the same organized private interest groups as the Republicans. Both parties now report to the same interest groups. Wall Street, the military-security complex, the Israeli lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries (oil, mining, timber) control the government regardless of the party in power. These powerful interests all have a stake in American hegemony.

The message is that the constellation of forces precludes internal political change.

America’s Achilles Heel

Hegemony’s Achilles heel is the U.S. economy. The fairy tale of American economic recovery supports America’s image as the safe haven, an image that keeps the dollar’s value up, the stock market up and interest rates down. However, there is no economic information that supports this fairy tale.

Real median household income has not grown for years and is below the levels of the early 1970s. There has been no growth in real retail sales for six years. The labor force is shrinking. The labor force participation rate has declined since 2007, as has the civilian-employment-to-population ratio. The 5.7% reported unemployment rate is achieved by not counting discouraged workers as part of the work force. A discouraged worker is a person who can’t find a job and gives up looking.

A second official unemployment rate, which counts short-term (less than one year) discouraged workers and is seldom reported, stands at 11.2%. The U.S. government stopped including long-term discouraged workers (discouraged for more than one year) in 1994. If the long-term discouraged are counted, the current unemployment rate in the U.S. stands at 23.2%.

The offshoring of American manufacturing and professional service jobs such as software engineering and information technology has devastated the middle class. The middle class has not found jobs with incomes comparable to those moved abroad. The labor cost savings from offshoring the jobs to Asia has boosted corporate profits, the performance bonuses of executives and capital gains of shareholders. Thus all income and wealth gains are concentrated in a few hands at the top of the income distribution. The number of billionaires grows as destitution reaches from the lower economic class into the middle class. American university graduates unable to find jobs return to their childhood rooms in their parents’ homes and work as waitresses and bartenders in part-time jobs that will not support them.

None of the problems that created the 2008 recession, and that were created by the 2008 recession, have been addressed. Instead, policymakers have used an expansion of debt and money to paper over the problems. Money and debt have grown much more than U.S. GDP, which raises questions about the value of the U.S. dollar and the credit worthiness of the U.S. government.

This raises the question: Why was the credit rating of Russia, a country with an extremely low ratio of debt-to-GDP, downgraded and not that of the U.S.? The answer is that the downgrading of Russian credit worthiness was a political act directed against Russia on behalf of U.S. hegemony.

How Long Can This House of Cards Stand?

How long can fairy tales and political acts keep the U.S. house of cards standing? A rigged stock market. A rigged interest rate. A rigged dollar exchange value, a rigged and suppressed gold price.

The current Western financial system rests on world support for the U.S. dollar and nothing more. The problem with neoliberal economics, which pervades all countries, even Russia and China, is that neoliberal economics is a tool of American economic imperialism, as is globalism. As long as countries targeted by Washington for destabilization support and cling to the American doctrines that enable the destabilization, the targets are defenseless.

If Russia, China and the BRICS bank were willing to finance Greece, Italy and Spain, perhaps those countries could be separated from the EU and NATO. The unraveling of Washington’s empire would begin.

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Ronald Reagan and was associate editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal. He has been a professor of economics in six universities, and is the author of numerous books and scholarly contributions. He has testified before Congress on 30 occasions.




Bilderberg 2015 Dates Confirmed

• Meanwhile, sheer irony abounds regarding ‘buzz’ over the Logan Act.

By Mark Anderson —

Amid rumors and various online reports that typically fail to quote specific sources directly, police in western Austria have directly confirmed for AMERICAN FREE PRESS that Bilderberg 2015 will indeed take place at the Interalpen Hotel near Innsbruck in the Tyrol region, Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14.

“We confirm that the meeting of the ‘Bilderberg Group’ will take place between 10-14 June, 2015, at the location you mentioned in your e-mail,” wrote public relations officer Christoph Hundertpfund, in response to a query. “You may rest assured that all the necessary police measures required to secure the meeting [have] been planned for a long time.”

Hundertpfund, who is with Tyrol’s Regional Police Command, just gave the general time span of the meeting.

This reporter confirmed that an elite anti-terrorism unit, under the command of Austria’s Interior Ministry, will be part of Bilderberg’s notorious ultra-tight security—against passionate but harmless protestors and journalists.

“Members of EKO-Cobra will be part of the police operation relating to G7-Summit and Bilderberg Conference,” Hundertpfund added, naming the elite unit. The Group of 7, or G7, takes place June 7-8, right before Bilderberg, true to form.

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited the heads of state . . . of the G7 states to Schloss Elmau, south of Munich, where they will discuss the major global challenges within the framework of this informal group of leading industrial nations,” a German government news release said.

Each year, protestors from the “left” and “right” unify outside the Bilderberg meetings to “call out” Bilderberg and keep the European media from dropping what has been respectable foreign exposure of the rogue’s gallery which is Bilderberg, even while trying to break what is still a virtual blackout among America’s mainstream media outlets.

The Washington Post’s welcome “coming-out” article to acknowledge the Bilderberg 2012 meeting nearby in Chantilly, Virginia was just a fluke, as the United States blackout has largely returned. Small wonder that the Post would again close the curtain, since, for decades, the Post’s publishers have taken part in Bilderberg’s private governance without reporting a peep.

Heavy contingents of area police, personal security, and such, certainly would not be needed if it were true, as Bilderbergers insist, that their meetings are limited to “talking shop” freely without needing to worry about reporters, while breaking for a few rounds of golf and drinks.




 
 
 

Much is at stake. The West’s intent to arm Ukraine against Russia, risking a wider war that could “go global,” is front and center.

And almost half the now-GOP-led Senate sent a letter directly to Iran, trying to upset or undo the Obama administration’s touchy negotiations toward preventing Iran from allegedly building its first nuclear weapon.

Yet, the grand irony is that the leading senator in that effort, newly-elected Tom Cotton, an Arkansas warmonger, is being seen as a possible violator of the Logan Act. Some believe that the dusty federal law enacted in the late 18th century forbids these senators from directly chiming in on “diplomacy” with a foreign government.

Others argue that Cotton and company do not violate the Logan Act because, as elected senators, they sent an open letter without entering into direct or indirect dialogue with Iran.

But American private citizens (CEOs, bankers, think-tankers, academics, as well as some elected U.S. officials) who are with Bilderberg clearly do fraternize, discuss issues and correspond with other Bilderberg members, some of whom are foreign officials currently in office with official duties and powers. Plus it’s all very hush-hush.

So, wherever Cotton and the other letter-signing senators may stand regarding the Logan Act, the case of Bilderberg members from the U.S. skirting or breaking that law appears much more clear-cut, which can and should subject certain attendees to prosecution, as this newspaper, and its forerunner The Spotlight, have insisted for years during the decades of coverage by AFP’s late ‘Bilderberg Hound’ Jim Tucker, onward to the present.




AFP first reported in its August 29, 2014 edition that Bilderberg appeared likely to meet in that part of Austria, in the very same five-star, Alpine conference center where this bund of bankers, royalty, finance ministers, prime ministers, past and current Congress and parliament members, media moguls, technology gurus, select CEOs and think-tankers met back in 1988.

Bilderberg met one other time in Austria, back in 1979.

As for this year, as has been the case the last several years, the high-rollers of Bilderberg will huddle from Thursday to Sunday, in this, their 63rd meeting in 61 years, in order to conduct what, over the years, has become a trans-generational global-planning and coordination forum held in much stricter secrecy than the meetings of its global cousins, such as the Trilateral Commission (TC).

Speaking of the “Trilats,” they’re meeting in Seoul, South Korea this spring—coming out of their Washington meeting in 2014 where this AFP writer was, surprisingly, the only media representative in attendance.

Containing Russia was a key 2014 TC topic, according to a special report leaked during the meeting; and at Bilderberg 2014 in Denmark, one of the topics listed on the group’s as-usual superficial “press release” was, sure enough, “Ukraine,” indicating coordination between two groups that both have TC founder David Rockefeller as a member—the same David Rockefeller who worked with “Trilateralist” co-founder and former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski to literally hand-pick Jimmy Carter for the White House from behind the scenes. Brzezinski held that security post for Carter himself.

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