Scott Creighton on the Monica Perez Show (links to interviews)

by Scott Creighton

Hi folks. I had the opportunity to do a couple interviews on the Monica Perez show yesterday and it was very enjoyable. We covered a lot of ground during the two interviews; Malaysian Airline Flight 370, Sandy Hook, Aurora, the Boston Bombing, American Gladio and a whole slew of other things. Monica posts comments here as austogirl. She always leaves interesting links which certainly add to the conversations.

Monica reminds me of Naomi Wolf for some reason. She’s very good at interviewing guests, making them feel right at home and at ease while still getting to the tough questions at the heart of the matter. So go check out the interviews. Have a listen while you surf the “interwebs”. Here are the links to the audio tracks.

Willy Loman Says the Saga of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Isn’t Over

Austrogirl Meets Willy Loman! 

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Monica Perez

Monica Perez

The Monica Perez Show is a call-in radio show about current events, politics, economics and life in general from a libertarian perspective. The show is broadcast every Saturday 3-6pm ET on News/Talk WSB 750AM and 95.5FM. You can also listen live online streaming and on your mobile device with the app iheartradio

4 Ways the U.S. Is Violently Meddling In the Syrian Civil War

by Alex Kane, AlterNet

American intervention in this brutal war has involved arming the rebels (terrorists) and training people (terrorists) how to kill.

As the Syrian civil war grinds on and the brutality that accompanies it mounts, calls for deeper American involvement and armed intervention have increased. The fact that public pressure and a deal with Russia staved off a bombing campaign five months ago hasn’t stopped prominent voices to call for the Obama administration to do something, anything, to stop the bloodshed engulfing Syria and the wider Middle East.  What’s frequently missing from these calls to intervene is that the US is already deeply involved in the violence in Syria.

A recent call for intervention was published by the Washington Post on February 14. The author, former Clinton national security adviser Sandy Berger, argued for stopping Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s atrocities against civilians by force.

“Hindering Assad’s use of helicopters and jets to kill civilians would enable the moderate Syrian opposition to demonstrate that it has helped deliver some freedom from the constant fear of death from the air,” wrote Berger. “There are many ways to achieve this goal with partners and allies, from working with proxies in the region to airstrikes — actions limited in scope and that do not involve U.S. troops on the ground.”

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USA declares war on democracy

by Kevin Ryan, Press TV

Since the days of President Woodrow Wilson – that is, for roughly 100 years – the USA has been on a self-styled crusade to “make the world safe for democracy.”

Colossal wars, hot and cold, were fought against German kaisers and fuhrers, Russian communists, and Third World nationalists. The American people were told they were “defending democracy.”

Americans slaughtered 3.5 million Vietnamese, and nearly another million Cambodians, to “defend democracy” in Southeast Asia.

They murdered millions of Iraqis through wars and sanctions to “defend democracy” in the Middle East.

According to André Vltchek and Noam Chomsky’s book On Western Terrorism, the US government has murdered between 55 and 60 million people since World War II in wars and interventions all over the world. If we believe the imperial propagandists, this American Holocaust has been one big defense of democracy.

But now, on the eve of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the US has embarked on a new crusade – to make the world UNSAFE for democracy.

In Ukraine, Venezuela, and Thailand, the US is spending billions of dollars to unconstitutionally eject democratically-elected governments. In Palestine, the US has been trying to overthrow the democratically-elected Hamas government ever since it came to power. In Egypt, the US – under Zionist pressure – recently overthrew the only genuinely democratic government in 5,000 years of recorded history. In Syria, the US insists that the people must not be given the opportunity to re-elect Assad, no matter how many international observers and safeguards ensure honest elections. And in Turkey, the US is undermining the democratically-elected Prime Minister Erdogan in favor of CIA puppet Fethullah Gulen.

Taking the long view, the US is working patiently to destroy democracy in Iran, Russia, and Latin America.

Why does the US government hate democracy?

Because the international bankers who own the US government and run the US empire cannot always buy enough votes to impose their will on every country. So democracy is fine – as long as voters elect the New World Order candidate. But if they vote for a candidate who doesn’t suit the oligarchs, get ready for a coup!

The banksters will overthrow any government that stands up to them – even in the USA. The “termination with extreme prejudice” of the presidency of John F. Kennedy sent a message to all future US presidents.

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Today’s Ridiculous Pro-Regime Change Propaganda – What’s Old is New Again

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: See the slick “I am a Ukrainian” video at the end of this article. It’s slightly better propaganda but just another KONY 2012 campaign. Again, nothing new.

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As the real economy continues to shrink with jobs becoming even more scarce, it would appear there is one sector of the economy that is literally “booming” and that would be the “Ridiculous Pro-Regime Change Propaganda” industry.

With varying degrees of intensity, the regime change machine is up and running in six “unfriendly” nations which are all targets of our “freedom and democracy” agenda: Russia, North Korea, Syria, Thailand, the Ukraine and Venezuela. In some cases it’s simply a matter of setting the ground work for future calls for another “humanitarian intervention”. In others, bombs are exploding and bullets are flying with the body-count climbing fast and furious.

When sycophants get wind of a sea change, of a shift in the global tide of economic opportunism, they are rarely talented enough to generate the kinds of fresh ideas needed to set them apart from the gaggle of preening wannabees who surround them.

Everyone at this point understands that they can get ahead by jumping on the globalization bandwagon with some eye-catching propaganda that might make headlines for a minute or two and help our Peace Prize “winning” president justify another humanitarian bombing. The trouble is, these C+ guys by their own nature, aren’t the best and the brightest. They succeeded (if you wish to call it that) by sucking up to whomever they could, positioning themselves as the perennial Yesmen to whatever power structure they encountered.

Today, the lack of real creativity in this overstuffed field is evidenced by some rather stupid propaganda and stunt retreads being peddled out there as attempts to force regime change on several nations with the audacity to refuse to take part in our neoliberal for-profit central banking pyramid scheme known as “globalization”

Here’s a brief rundown:

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European Commission seizes frozen Syrian assets

also see : Russia: US and France planning military intervention in Syria

from Voltaire Network

The European Commission announced having “freed up” Syria’s frozen assets, in order to fund the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons.

This unilateral decision runs counter to the OPCW resolution, adopted 15 November 2013, which highlights Syria’s financial inability to pay for their destruction and creates a special international fund as a substitute.

Reacting to this measure, the Syrian government has condemned the theft of assets belonging to the Syrian people. It furthermore recalled that member governments of the European Union have and continue to fund terrorism in Syria, in violation of relevant UN resolutions. In addition, EU Member States are illegally buying Syrian oil siphoned off by the Contras at the expense of the Syrian people.

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Russia condemns Adra massacre, calls on world community to react

from RT

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has condemned massacre in the town of Adra, 20 kilometers north of Damascus. Survivors say jihadist rebel groups executed dozens of civilians, including children, beheading them or burning them alive.

Moscow is convinced that such acts have to be decisively condemned and the international community should actively confront the perpetrators and financers of those acts,” Aleksandr Lukashevich, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in a statement.

While the Syrian army continues its broad push to get the insurgents out of Adra, RT Arabic has gathered eyewitness accounts of what happened in the town last week, when it was captured by Islamist rebels of the Al-Nusra front and the Army of Islam.

Those who managed to flee the violence in Adra and reach Damascus say they saw the militants slaughtering Alawites, Druze, Christians and Shiites indiscriminately. Fearing their interviews might do harm to their relatives still in the occupied town, the fugitive survivors asked not to reveal their identities.

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US ‘manipulated public opinion,’ ignored appeals for Syria chem attack evidence – Churkin

from RT

While building up a case against the Syrian government, the US has relied on the sophisticated filtration of information and manipulation of public opinion through carefully weighted statements with no hard proof, Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said.

“Our requests for additional information which could prove the Syrian government involvement in the use of chemical weapons were ignored by Washington,” Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after a closed-door UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on two UN chemical weapons reports by Ake Sellstrom.

The sarin attacks near Aleppo on March 19 and in Ghouta on August 21 are the two most “alarming” incidents of the Syrian conflict, Churkin told reporters, adding that the story becomes “full of contradictions” if blame is placed on the Syrian government.

“Why would the Syrian government use chemical weapons on August 21?” Churkin said. “To cross the red line drawn by Washington and invite a missile strike upon itself? Why would the opposition use chemical weapons? Exactly because of the red line. To provoke foreign military intervention in the Syrian conflict.”

The August 21 attack was a provocation by the rebels, Churkin believes, noting that Sellstrom’s investigation got acquainted with the OPCW-certified (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) report. He added that the UN team did not refute the results found by Russian experts in the report.

The Russian team’s analysis concluded that “home-made” sarin was used near Aleppo on March 19. It stated that the sarin was likely delivered by a crudely made missile. The team also named the particular opposition group most likely behind the attack.

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‘Slaughtered like sheep’: Eyewitnesses recount massacre in Adra, Syria

from RT

“New details of atrocities carried out by Islamist rebel fighters in the town of Adra, 20 kilometers north of Damascus, continue to pour in from survivors of the massacre there, in which reportedly at least 80 people lost their lives.

“The decapitators” is how the Adra residents, who managed to flee the violence there, now call the people who currently have the town under their control. Adra, a town with a population of 20,000, was captured by Islamist rebels from the Al-Nusra front and the Army of Islam last week, following fierce fighting with the government forces. The town’s seizure was accompanied by mass executions of civilians.

RT Arabic has managed to speak to some of the eyewitnesses of the atrocities. Most of them have fled the town, leaving their relatives and friends behind, so they asked not to be identified in the report for security reasons.

An Adra resident said he escaped from the town “under a storm of bullets.” He later contacted his colleagues, who described how the executions of civilians were carried out by the militants.

They had lists of government employees on them,” the man told RT. “This means they had planned for it beforehand and knew who works in the governmental agencies. They went to the addresses they had on their list, forced the people out and subjected them to the so-called “Sharia trials.” I think that’s what they call it. They sentenced them to death by beheading.

A woman, hiding her face from the camera, told RT of the beheadings she had seen.

There was slaughter everywhere,” she said. “The eldest was only 20 years old; he was slaughtered. They were all children. I saw them with my own eyes. They killed fourteen people with a machete. I don’t know if these people were Alawites. I don’t know why they were slaughtered. They grabbed them by their heads and slaughtered them like sheep.”

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UN Syria Resolution Rules Out Use of Force – Moscow

from Ria Novosti

The UN Security Council resolution requiring Syria to eliminate its chemical weapon stockpiles precludes any use of force, Russia’s top diplomat said Saturday.

“The UN Security Council resolution absolutely rules out the use of force or any application of Chapter 7 [of the UN Charter],” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russia’s TV Channel One.

Any possible use of force in the future under Chapter 7 will need a new resolution, if there is “conclusive and unequivocal proof” of noncompliance, he stressed.

The minister also said that all UN member states should take measures to ensure that their territory is not used for supplying chemical weapons to the Syrian opposition.

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UN Security Council Endorses Syria Disarmament Deal

from AntiWar

Resolution Won’ Include West-Sought War Authorization

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously endorsed the resolution supporting the idea of Syria’s chemical weapons disarmament, two weeks after Syria already ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) promising to do so.

The lateness of the UN resolution is a function of repeated Western attempts, mostly pushed by France, to add an explicit authorization for military action into the resolution.

Russia held out, however, and finally got its way, with the final resolution largely the same as the one they had proposed in the first place, and mostly amounting to an endorsement of what Syria and the OPCW have already planned to do.

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Syria envoy welcomes UNSC resolution

from Press TV

Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari has welcomed a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council to eliminate chemical weapons in the country, saying it covers most of Damascus’ concerns.


Speaking to reporters after the UN Security Council meeting on Friday, he called on Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France and the United States to abide by the resolution and stop supporting militants fighting in Syria.

Ja’afari added that the countries supporting the militants should be held accountable if they continued arming them.

“You can’t bring terrorists from all over the world and send them into Syria in the name of jihad and then pretend that you are working for peace,” he said.

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‘Syria army confiscates Israeli-made missiles’

from Press TV

The Syrian army says it has confiscated a number of Israeli-made missiles, which were in the possession of foreign-backed militants.


A military source told the Syrian news agency SANA that the seizure was made in the countryside of the southwestern city of Dara’a on Thursday.

It says Syrian troops seized a militant vehicle loaded with large weapons and ammunition, including at least four Israeli-made missiles.

This is not the first time that government troops have made such a seizure.

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U.S. Attack on Syria Without U.N. Approval is a War Crime: Chomsky

(Noam Chomsky says the exact same thing that I said. Congressional approval means bunk. )

Ryan Grim, Huffington Post

A U.S.-led attack on Syria without United Nations support would be a war crime regardless of congressional approval, Noam Chomsky, the antiwar activist and author, said in response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would seek Hill approval.

“As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world,” Chomsky told HuffPost in an email.

Chomsky recently traveled to the region to learn more about the Syria crisis, and his comments there led some to believe he was open to military intervention if negotiations failed to produce peace. “I believe you should choose the negotiating track first, and should you fail, then moving to the second option” — backing the rebels — “becomes more acceptable,” he said.

But his comments to HuffPost indicate that he remains opposed to any military action that came without U.N. approval.

[T]hat aggression without UN authorization would be a war crime, a very serious one, is quite clear, despite tortured efforts to invoke other crimes as precedents,” he added.

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Broad or Limited, We Have NO BUSINESS Attacking Syria After al Qaeda’s False Flag Attack!

by Scott Creighton

zzzThe administration of President Peace Prize has put it to congress to decide if we should bomb yet another sovereign state, inevitably killing more civilians in pursuit of the desired “regime change” agenda, on the basis of trumped up “evidence” of a chemical weapons attack, which was such an obvious false flag attack that Ron Paul called it one just the other day on Fox News.

(Report links US-backed Syrian opposition to Ghouta gas attack)

(US Evidence on Syrian Chemical Attack Inconclusive – Lavrov)

While the “alternative” independent journalists complain that Obama’s authorization for use of military forces request is “too broad” in scope, I take a slightly different approach to the growing debate:

We have no business fighting along side our terrorist mercenaries in Syria in the first place and we have already done enough damage to the country in pursuit of the regime change agenda.

In short, hands off Syria no matter what our corrupt congress says.

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Kerry Confuses al-Assad with al-Sisi and Other Updates

by Scott Creighton

Welcome to Labor Day weekend in the land of the Big Lie Big Distraction.

The last big holiday over here, July 4th, was used as cover for an illegal coup in Egypt which was green-lighted by none other than Sec. Kerry and Susan Rice. Hell, they even gave their “Color Revolution Players”™ some fireworks to shoot off so the folks back here would feel right at home watching those videos.

“look ma. It must be legit. They got fireworks just like we do!God bless America… in Egypt!”

It’s also the kick-off weekend of college football. You think that doesn’t matter? With this economy and all of the horrible WWIII prognostication floating around, you’re going to find a good number of people jumping into the All American distraction with both feet. Go Seminoles!

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