Thursday, December 8, 2016

Liberman On Syria Strikes: Israel Keeping WMDs From Hezbollah

Liberman on Syria strikes: Israel keeping WMDs from Hezbollah

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman acknowledged that Israel was responsible for recent attacks in Syria, saying on Wednesday that they were meant to prevent “advanced weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction” from reaching Hezbollah.

Speaking to ambassadors from the European Union, Liberman did not specify what incident or incidents he was referring to, speaking only about “what was done in Syria,” according to a statement from his office.

“We are working, first and foremost, to defend the safety of our citizens and to protect our sovereignty, and we are trying to prevent the smuggling of advanced weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah,” he said.

His office refused to expand on what weapons of mass destruction Hezbollah may have been trying to acquire. In the past, however, Israeli officials, including former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, have expressed concerns that the terrorist group may specifically receive chemical weapons from the Syrian regime.

During the meeting with EU officials, the defense minister also laid out his view for how Israel would like to see the Syrian civil war resolved and his skepticism at the prospects of a peace deal with the Palestinians in the near future.

Last week, Israeli planes also reportedly struck both a weapons site near the Syrian capital and a Hezbollah convoy, causing some large explosions but also no casualties.

In his remarks, the defense minister insisted that Israel is not interested in getting involved in the Syrian civil war, but will work to defend itself.

Israel is working to keep chemical weapons out of Hezbollah’s hands, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday, clarifying comments a day earlier that hinted the terror group was attempting to obtain mass-casualty arms.

“Our policies and our positions are very clear and are based on three red lines: We won’t allow any harm to the citizens of the State of Israel, we won’t allow any harm to the sovereignty of the State of Israel and we will not allow the smuggling of high-quality advanced weapons and chemical weapons from Syria to Lebanon for Hezbollah,” Liberman said.

The comments echoed a statement he made a day earlier to ambassadors from the European Union addressing recent airstrikes in Syria.

“We are working, first and foremost, to defend the safety of our citizens and to protect our sovereignty, and we are trying to prevent the smuggling of advanced weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah,” Liberman told the European ambassadors.

Asked to clarify what weapons of mass destruction were being moved late Wednesday, a defense ministry spokesman said there would be no comment.

The Next Domino Has Fallen - What Comes Next

The Next Domino Falls as We Predicted… Here’s What Comes Next

The next domino has fallen...
I recently spent several weeks in Italy, taking the pulse of the country. The Italian referendum on December 4 turned out exactly how I predicted it would.
The “No” vote won in a landslide, with 59% of the vote versus 41% for “Yes,” with a 70% turnout.
The pro-EU Prime Minister promptly announced his resignation after the crushing defeat.
A surging populist party waits in the wings. They're now likely a matter of months away from taking power and then holding a new referendum on whether Italy should dump the euro and go back to the lira.
If that happens, Italians will likely vote to leave.
Without Italy, the euro currency would likely disintegrate. Without the euro, the whole European Union—the world's largest economy—would likely come unglued.
Italy’s referendum is likely just the first of many dominos to fall.
Here are the ones that will come next…

The Italian banking system is a mile-high house of cards.
It’s looking wobblier every day.
The triumph of the “No” side will also accelerate the crises in the Italian banking system, which was already on the verge of collapse.
The collapse now appears imminent. It could start as soon as this weekend.
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) will likely be the spark that sets it off.
BMPS—Italy’s third-largest and most troubled bank—is likely to announce in the coming days whether it has successfully raised enough capital to remain solvent. My view is that this would be highly unlikely.
If the capital raising efforts fail, there’s only one way to keep BMPS—and the entire Italian banking system—from collapsing… a bail-in.
A bail-in would have a catalyzing effect, like political nitroglycerin. If and when it happens, expect support for anti-euro Italian populist parties to skyrocket.

Italy has one of the most indebted governments in the world. It’s borrowed over $2.4 trillion, and its debt-to-GDP ratio is north of 130%. (For comparison, the US debt-to-GDP ratio is 104%.)

With the failure of the referendum I expect that the Italian government bond super bubble has now found its pin.
This means there are two possibilities…

First, the European Central Bank will have to put the printing presses into overdrive to accelerate its program to buy Italian government bonds. It will also create an incentive for other governments to be reckless, assuming the ECB has their backs. This, of course, will hurt the value of the euro.

The alternative is that the Italian government will have to acknowledge its bankruptcy. This would humiliate the mainstream parties and vindicate the populist parties, which have made defaulting on Italy’s unsustainable debt one of their planks.

Either outcome is very bad news for the Eurocrats.

A populist tsunami is washing through Europe. It will drastically change the Continent’s political landscape in a way not seen since before World War II.
This wave will flush away traditional “mainstream” parties and usher in anti-establishment populists who want to leave the euro currency and the European Union.
It’s already hit the UK in the form of Brexit, killing David Cameron’s pro-EU government in the process.
It struck Italy earlier this week, washing away pro-EU Matteo Renzi.
The momentum is clearly building for this anti-elite surge. It’s like a hurricane gathering strength. I think the failure of the Italian referendum is the tipping point. It will make this trend unstoppable.
Voters in Europe’s biggest countries could soon throw out their “mainstream” parties in favor of populist and Eurosceptic alternatives.
2017 will be a decisive year.
Voters go to the polls in major elections in the Netherlands (March 15), France (April 23), and Germany (between August 27 and October 22).
Anti-euro populists have a real chance to win in any of those countries. If they win in even one, the EU would likely unravel.
My thesis for the collapse of the EU is getting stronger and stronger.
We're now much closer to seeing—as one Italian politician recently put it—the euro melt away like a gelato left out in the August sun. I think the failure of the Italian referendum marks the beginning of the end for the currency.

Manufacturing Normality, 'Self-Appointed Guardians Of Reality', 'Fake News' And Collapsing Globalist System

Manufacturing Normality - Exposing The "Self-Appointed Guardians Of Reality"

Sometime circa mid-November, in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat (i.e., the beginning of the end of democracy), the self-appointed Guardians of Reality, better known as the corporate media, launched a worldwide marketing campaign against the evil and perfidious scourge of “fake news.” This campaign is now at a fever pitch. Media outlets throughout the empire are pumping out daily dire warnings of the imminent, existential threat to our freedom posed by the “fake news” menace. This isn’t the just the dissemination of disinformation, propaganda, and so on, that’s been going on for thousands of years … Truth itself is under attack. The very foundations of Reality are shaking.

But I don’t want to single out The Washington Post, or its Executive Editor, Marty Baron, who is clearly a paragon of journalistic ethics. The rest of the corporate media have also been mercilessly flogging the “fake news” hysteria, and the “Putinist propaganda” hysteria, and the “normalizing of fascism” hysteria, and beating the “post-Truth” drum to death. The GuardianThe New York Times, et al., NPR, the TV news networks, the entire mainstream media chorus is barking out the message in perfect synch. So what is really going on here?

As I suggested in these pages previouslywhat we are experiencing is the pathologization (or the “abnormalization”) of political dissent, i.e., the systematic stigmatization of any and all forms of non-compliance with neoliberal consensus reality. Political distinctions like “left” and “right” are disappearing, and are being replaced by imponderable distinctions like “normal” and “abnormal,” “true” and “false,” and “real” and “fake.” Such distinctions do not lend themselves to argument. They are proffered to us as axiomatic truths, empirical facts which no normal person would ever dream of contradicting.

Why is this any different from the shameless smear jobs the press has been doing on people since the invention of the press and shameless smear jobs? Well, hold on, because I’m about to tell you. Mostly it has to do with words, especially binary oppositions like “real” and “fake,” and “normal” and “abnormal,” which are, of course, essentially meaningless … their value being purely tactical. Which is to say they denote nothing. 

They are weapons deployed by a dominant group to enforce conformity to its consensus reality. This is how they’re being used at the moment.

[Unfortunately, the globalist effort will not collapse - it will return with a vengeance. Perhaps after the gathering up, but one way or the other, the globalists will "win" at some point - at least for a 7-year period]

Globalism has been exposed as a fraud built on lies, assassinations, regime changes, currency wars, resource monopolization, false flags and crisis manipulation and staged propaganda campaigns fomenting social change. The means in which they have strived to arrive at this global system shows them morally destitute. They deserve neither the global system they worked towards nor the governing of such a system. Justice has been perverted at every turn. The architects of this New World Order system failed to realize it is justice and represented rule that makes a system of government viable. Globalism has been constructed with no accountability and no checks on power, just pure elitist usurpation of national sovereignty and natural rights. The U.N. and other globalist entities are anathema to a constitutional system, thus anti-American, and anti-Human.

This last month a coordinated attack by Obama, the media and also the corporate lap-dogs in the tech industry has the internet buzzing about #fakenews. The Washington Post parroting Obama and Clinton made the outrageous claims saying,

"Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.

By saying Russia propaganda is a national threat to the U.S. election security, they can now openly wage war on conservative websites.

This is a last ditch effort by Obama and the Democrats to use government to harm their political enemies that still value conservative principles, the Truth, and the Constitution.

"Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database.
The companies will share 'hashes' - unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos - of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms.

What  is telling is the list of websites and media outlets labeled as fake news. Almost entirely made up of alt-right and conservative leaning outlets. This push is coming from high- level Soros funded media operatives at the top of the Democratic party that can coordinate with the Obama administration. All of whom run a massive network of liberal propaganda outlets that where immune from being listed as "fake news." Suprised? Well you shouldn't be, it is Soros funded Media Matters that is leading the charge.

"David Brock, founder of Clinton-backing super PAC American Bridge, told reporters that Media Matters, a media monitoring arm of Brock's opposition research firm, will develop a coherent strategy to push back against fake news. 
"We were all a little late to understanding the far-reaching impacts of fake news," Brock said.

This collaboration by the Mainstream media, Big Internet and Big Government to disrupt and deride an incoming president is draconian to say the least. But fortunately the establishment has overplayed their hand, Trump has to see how the fascist corporate system has all lined up against him and his proponents in the alternative press.

 This move to try and label alternative news media as fake will only serve to demonstrate the Truth behind the conspiratorial and tyrannical claims alt-media makes about our government. It will only draw more people than ever before to the message, that is how these things work. Trying to frame the alternative media as the liars is a last ditch effort to regain their credibility, but credibility, like integrity, or ones character is never easily won back. These people hate the light, they hate the Truth and they will continue to war against all those that seek to expose their evil deeds. Though they have been exposed that doesn't mean they won't stop fighting, which means all of us needs to bear down and realize this is only the beginning. The Zombie media and political establishment will just keep coming until we get the kill shot to the head. They are in it to the death, meaning we need to be prepared for crisis, and false flags at this time. Desperation by the establishment class almost always means they will seek to distract us with crisis, crisis and more crisis until the people can hardly bear it.