Hillary Clinton Explains Motive for Flight MH17 False Flag (video)

by Scott Creighton

Shades of Cheonan?

Hillary Clinton went on the Charlie Rose show the other night and carefully explained the motivation behind the false flag operation known as Flight Mh17. She laid it out very clearly: European nations weren’t joining Obama’s sanctions against Russia so Russia decided to blow-up a plane flying over Europe.

Simple, right?

In the weeks prior to the supposed downing of Flight MH17 several European nations decided against joining Obama’s new sanctions against Russia for allegedly invading Crimea and destabilizing eastern Ukraine so Obama, President Peace Prize, was going it alone. The reason they gave, repeated by Killary herself: they didn’t buy it.

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BRICS Against Washington Consensus

by Pepe Escobar, from Asia Times

The headline news is that this Tuesday in Fortaleza, northeast Brazil, the BRICS group of emerging powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) fights the (Neoliberal) World (Dis)Order via a new development bank and a reserve fund set up to offset financial crises.

The devil, of course, is in the details of how they’ll do it.

It’s been a long and winding road since Yekaterinburg in 2009, at their first summit, up to the BRICS’s long-awaited counterpunch against the Bretton Woods consensus – the IMF and the World Bank – as well as the Japan-dominated (but largely responding to US priorities) Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The BRICS Development Bank – with an initial US$50 billion in capital – will be not only BRICS-oriented, but invest in infrastructure projects and sustainable development on a global scale. The model is the Brazilian BNDES, which supports Brazilian companies investing across Latin America. In a few years, it will reach a financing capacity of up to $350 billion. With extra funding especially from Beijing and Moscow, the new institution could leave the World Bank in the dust. Compare access to real capital savings to US government’s printed green paper with no collateral.

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Another Horrific Massacre in Syria Conducted by Western-backed Terrorists

by Scott Creighton

SANA news agency is reporting 14 Syrian civilians, mainly women and children, were brutally slaughtered by what appeared to be a well armed gang of terrorist thugs who slipped into the Khattab village in northwestern countryside of Hama province last Wednesday. The images are beyond gruesome. After torturing the women, the Western-backed, Saudi-backed regime change seeking terrorists murdered them then mutilated their bodies.

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Tarpley and “Cartalucci”… Meet al-Sisi’s New Economic Adviser, Tony Blair

by Scott Creighton

For quite sometime, Webster Tarpley along with the hearts and minds psyop called “Tony Cartalucci”, have been steadily praising the virtues of one Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the neoliberal Obama administration’s latest client regime in Egypt.

Despite the fact that he rose to power only after meeting with U.S. state department and then did so with the same sort of brutal “protesters” we saw in places like Syria, Libya and most recently in Ukraine and Thailand, Mr. Tarpley and “Cartalucci” both continued to present al-Sisi as some sort of counter-IMF, anti-U.S. hero doing the work of the masses. It has long been obvious that nothing could be further from the truth.

They continued supporting Sisi after he sucked-up to Israel, the U.S. war department and Saudi Arabia. Tarpley and “Cartalucci” continued supporting him (often writing screeds calling out the thousands of alternative journalists who could see al-Sisi for the Mubarak-styled monster he was) even after he slaughtered over 2,500 to gain power and then jailed 20,000 others to keep it prior to his sham “election”

Today news has come out from several sources that Tony Blair is going to be al-Sisi’s new economic adviser, telling him how and where Egypt should invest and helping bring all those lucrative multinational trade deals to impose on the people of Egypt along the way.

Is there a mea-culpa expected in the near future for the Sisi twins? Don’t count on it. Shills don’t do take-backs. They aren’t allowed.

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Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia Ink Association Deals with EU, Create Free-Trade Zone

from RIA Novosti

Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and the European Union signed association agreements that foresee the creation of a free-trade zone with the EU during a summit in Brussels Friday.

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Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement a prelude to further bloodshed

by Chris Marsden, from the WSWS

The signing of a trade and political partnership between Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova and the European Union (EU) marks a new stage in the plan to economically and militarily encircle Russia. It raises the immediate prospect of an escalation in the military offensive being waged in the east of Ukraine by the Western-backed regime in Kiev.

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Ukraine Signs Trade, Economic Pact With European Union

from AP

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday signed up to a trade and economic pact with the European Union, saying it may be the “most important day” for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union…

…Before the signing ceremony, Poroshenko brandished a commemorative pen inscribed with the date of EU’s Vilnius summit where Yanukovych balked at approving the agreement.

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Hank Paulson Pushes Global Warming “Climate Crash” for his Billionaire Partners at Risky Business

by Scott Creighton

THERE is a time for weighing evidence and a time for acting…For too many years, we failed to rein in the excesses building up in the nation’s financial markets. When the credit bubble burst in 2008, the damage was devastating. Millions suffered. Many still do. We’re making the same mistake today with climate change.

… We need to craft national policy that uses market forces to provide incentives for the technological advances required to address climate change. As I’ve said, we can do this by placing a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. Many respected economists, of all ideological persuasions, support this approach. We can debate the appropriate pricing and policy design and how to use the money generated. But a price on carbon would change the behavior of both individuals and businesses. At the same time, all fossil fuel — and renewable energy — subsidies should be phased out. Renewable energy can outcompete dirty fuels once pollution costs are accounted for.

… To add reliable financial data to the science, I’ve joined with the former mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg, and the retired hedge fund manager Tom Steyer on an economic analysis of the costs of inaction across key regions and economic sectors. Our goal for the Risky Business project — starting with a new study that will be released this week — is to influence business and investor decision making worldwide.” Hank Paulson, June 21, 2014

Henry “Hank” Paulson, former Goldman Sachs CEO, failed to rein in the excesses of the financial market place for years. In fact, he did everything he could to ensure that the sub-prime mortgage bubble, created by the same financial institutions he serves, would cripple the economy forcing an ideological shift in the economic structure of the United States (anti-entitlement programs, harsh austerity… a.k.a. neoliberalism) and every other country places like Goldman Sachs could sell off their toxic derivative economic WMDs.

The results were breathtakingly bad for the average citizen ranging from heavy losses in their retirement nest-eggs to the losses of their homes, jobs and pensions. But big finance profited immensely  by selling the bad loans, to bundling them into toxic assets, to betting against their inevitable failure, to forcing congress to bail them out in the end to the tune of trillions upon trillions of dollars, to the consolidation of the banking industry, the likes of which has never been seen in the history of mankind.

Yesterday, the Sunday Review of the New York Times published an op-ed by Mr. Paulson in which he touted the desperate need to impose a carbon tax on individuals and businesses to combat man-made global warming. He specifically cited “Hurricane Sandy and the deadly Oklahoma tornadoes”  as proof of the dire consequences that are coming if we don’t give in as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter to Mr. Paulson that Sandy was neither a hurricane, nor did it have anything to do with global warming, according to the experts writing about it at the time.

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You can’t be allowed to “hold a viewpoint that terrorizes… people”

by Scott Creighton

Oct. 18th 2011 Killary meets with leaders of terrorist destabilization campaign in Libya

Last night, Hillary Clinton and her PR specialists held an infomercial in the guise of a town hall style Q&A session on CNN in which she answered scripted questions from “average citizens” about the issues of the day. The interview came not 24 hours after news of the capture of the “Benghazi suspect” hit the headlines and only about a week after her book, Hard Choices, hit the shelves.

During last night’s infomercial, when asked by a school teacher (of course) about stricter gun control laws, here is what Hillary said (video):

“I’m well aware that this is a hot political subject. And again, I will speak out no matter what role I find myself in But I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation. We cannot let a minority of people – and it’s, that’s what it is, it is a minority of people – hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,”

“We’re going to have to do a better job protecting the vast majority of our citizens, including our children, from that very, very, very small group that is unfortunately prone to violence and now with automatic weapons can wreak so much more violence than they ever could have before,” Hillary Clinton

Disturbing on so many levels, it’s hard to figure out where to begin with Killary’s statement.

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Susan Rice Admits Obama Admin Providing “lethal” Aid to “Vetted” Terrorists in Syria

by Scott Creighton

“The United States has been the single largest contributor of humanitarian assistance, providing over 1.7 billion dollars. That’s why the United States has ramped up its support for the moderate vetted opposition, providing lethal and nonlethal support where we can to support both the civilian opposition and the military opposition.” Susan Rice CNN

Less than a week after an election in Syria showed the vast majority of Syrians wanted Bashar Assad to remain their president, Obama’s US National Security Advisor Susan Rice took time out to go on CNN and let the world know that yes, we have been providing military lethal aid to the destabilization forces we unleashed in Syria.

US officials have refused to say whether Rice was announcing a new US policy. They have also declined to comment on the details of the support to the militants. This comes as earlier reports said the US is ready to begin training missions for the insurgents. Press TV

For anyone paying attention, this latest admission is hardly news. But for them to come right out and admit they are arming and training these terrorists is.

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The Only Standards Are Double Standards

by Robert Parry, Consortium News

President Obama is still embracing Official Washington’s false narrative on Ukraine as he hypocritically blames the crisis entirely on Moscow and ignores the West’s role in toppling an elected president and provoking a nasty civil war.

Sometimes in dealing with the U.S. government and its compliant mainstream media, I’m left with the feeling that if it weren’t for double standards, there would be no standards at all. From President Barack Obama to the editors at the Washington Post and the New York Times, it’s obvious that what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander.

An election in an embattled country is valid and even inspiring if it turns out the way Official Washington wants, as in Ukraine last month; otherwise it’s a sham and illegitimate, as in Syria this month.

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Hagel Demands Fake Elections in Thailand NOW! (not return of elected government)

by Scott Creighton

The fascist neoliberal state of the “Shining City on the Hill” loves fake elections. Loves ‘em. Real elections suck. They learned that lesson in Chile and Palestine… and Egypt and Thailand and Russia…

Fake elections provide the outward appearance of “democracy” if you don’t look too close, while simultaneously providing that all too important “stability” our “national interests” demand.

Take for example the recent ‘election” in the Ukraine which was brought about after a violent coup of U.S. state department backed neo-Nazis.

Take for example the recent “election” in Egypt, brought about by an even more brutal and violent military junta, backed by the state departments as well.

Does anyone here remember the one candidate “election” held in Yemen after popular uprising force our puppet dictator out of office? U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated the people of Yemen “on today’s successful presidential election

Heck, we threw a couple fake elections over on this side of the pond, right here in our own “homeland” not that long ago. 2000? 2004? Help America Vote Act? Diebold? Supreme Court? Fake protesters in Florida? Ring any bells?

And just look at all that “freedom” those fake elections brought us.

Well today, our glorious leaders are calling for snap “elections” in Thailand in order to bring about a “return to democracy”

Now, notice, they aren’t telling the illegal junta to step down and return the country to the hands of the previous ELECTED government. Oh no. That won’t do.

What kind of ass-backwards regime change would that be?

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Egypt’s Petty Bourgeoisie Dance the Danse Macabre

by Scott Creighton

For Egypt’s up and coming class, it’s time to celebrate. Another age of American neoliberalism is upon them and they can hardly contain their happy-happy-joy-joy mood.

Sure, the publicly approved  anti-neoliberal constitution was shredded. Sure, the democratically elected government was toppled. Sure, the IMF has their hooks in the country. Sure hundreds upon hundreds of their fellow citizens have been killed and thousands jailed for simply sharing a political belief. But hey… they were poor working class Egyptians. So? What does their opinion mean? They’re poor.

Watch the dance of the organized petty bourgeoisie opposition. Watch them and know the dance. Learn the dance. Because you will see it here soon enough. And if you aren’t dancing when the fascists throw down the gauntlet, you are the terrorists and must be dealt with appropriately in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Behold Egypt’s dance of the Danse Macabre. (videos after the break)

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Sisi “Wins” Election – Egyptian “Democracy” Restored

by Scott Creighton

I’m not exactly sure how this sham “election” could be any more obvious. Perhaps I should wait until Webster Tarpley or “Tony Cartalucci” weighs in on it before making up my mind. After all, they are the best pro-dictatorship spin doctors in the business.

“The swift decisiveness the Egyptian military has acted with against what is clearly a foreign-driven, armed, dangerous subversion of Egypt’s stability serves as a model for other nations to follow, including Thailand which is facing down the prospect of widespread terrorism carried out by extremists loyal to the US-backed, crumbling regime of Thaksin Shinawatra. It is a model that had Syria or Libya followed, tens of thousands of lives could have been spared, and the lives of millions more left unscathed by years of bloodshed and war. ” “Tony Cartalucci” (not his real name) March 25, 2014

Yes, if we just had a few more brutal military juntas followed up by outrageous political repression in places like Syria and Libya, all that needless violence would have come to an end… sooner.  And the IMF would be happy as clams just like they are in Egypt and Thailand.

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Thai military detains politicians and activists

from The Guardian

Thailand‘s military has detained more than 150 politicians and activists and banned them from leaving the country, a day after the army chief seized power in a coup declared necessary to “restore order and normality” in the politically divided nation.

The group includes members of the prominent Shinawatra family, including former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, who was forced to step down two weeks ago.

Those disobeying the army’s summons were warned that they would be arrested and prosecuted, the army’s new governing body, the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC), said.

Yingluck arrived at the Royal Thai Army base on Friday morning in a bulletproof vehicle surrounded by bodyguards, local media reported, but left after 30 minutes for another army facility, according to the Associated Press.

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