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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List of 81 Palestinians Slaughtered by Israel in Latest Attack on Gaza Thus Far – 20 Are Children

by Scott Creighton

“Among those killed, at least 20 were aged 16 or younger.”

The following is a list of Palestinian victims in Gaza who have paid with their lives for the alleged murder of three young men in the illegally occupied West Bank. They had nothing to do with it. Yesterday morning at this time the death toll stood at 41. That was after two days of indiscriminate attacks on the people of Gaza. That means the brave Israelis have stepped up their slaughter. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the number at 78 several hours ago. There have been no Israeli casualties from all those homemade bottle rockets “raining” down on Israel.

(Image from Aletho News and  No Tax Dollars to Israel )

The website, Victims of Gaza, will continue to update the tragic toll as the Israeli attacks on the civilians of Gaza continues. And so will I.

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ABC’s Diane Sawyer’s Despicable Yellow Journalism: Claims Images of Palestinians in Gaza are Israelis

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Imagine: a photo essay for Gaza

UPDATE: Over at What Really Happened, Rivero and company are hammering Diane Sawyer for this, her latest display of Yellow Journalism. They are also doing a good job covering Israel’s genocidal attack on Gaza. Good job Mike.

UPDATE: Not Good Enough: ABC “World News” Posts Tepid Apology for Diane Sawyer’s Yellow Journalism

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It’s been a long time since I have seen yellow journalism this tasteless, shabby and despicable.

Diane Sawyer recently opened up her show looking to garner sympathy for the Israeli aggressors in Gaza by showing an image of a family picking through the rubble of their home after a rocket strike destroyed it. It was this dramatic photo.

Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images)

Diane said:

Overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today. As Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.

All part of a tinder box Israelis and Palestinians and here an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can. One woman standing speechless among the ruins.” Diane Sawyer

She deliberately left out any identifying description of the “one woman standing speechless among the ruins”, probably as a final edit of her script by someone who hoped half their audience is too ignorant to know she is Palestinian.

They did show a quick flash of those 3 young men who were reportedly killed last month, claiming that’s what set all of this off. Too bad they didn’t mention the fact that Hamas had nothing to do with that and it didn’t even happen in Gaza.

Unfortunately for Sawyer and ABC News, it didn’t take the interwebs long to figure out those men pictured in the image which they claim is an Israeli family are actually Palestinian and the photo was taken in Gaza. The massive destruction ABC’s audience was treated to, was caused by the very people that they were trying to gin-up sympathy for.

Perhaps the name of the photographer could have given ABC and Sawyer a clue; Muhmud Hams.

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Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada Assaulted by LAPD at Demonstration (video)

by Scott Creighton

The co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, went to a rally today in downtown LA and was filming the Israeli supporting side making comments when LAPD abruptly grabbed him from behind, with no warning, and shoved him away from the crowd. Ali’s video is after the break along with a brief description of what happened taken from his website.

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Hypocritical and Enlightening State Dep. DoubleSpeak on Israel’s Bombing Civilians in Gaza

by Scott Creighton

The following is from State Department Website. They can’t seem to understand how Israel is violating international law as well as basic codes of human decency by bombing civilian targets all across Gaza nor can they understand that Hamas is a duly elected participant in the coalition government of Palestine.  When asked if Palestinians have the right to defend themselves from the brutal onslaught of the Israeli attacks, Ms. Psaki can’t comprehend the question. She “condemns” the rocket fire into Israel and yet claims the IDF has the right to “protect themselves” from Hamas. It is a bizarre and twisted exercise in Ministry of Truth DoubleSpeak that would make George Orwell roll over in his grave. Psaki will probably get a raise for it.

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List of 41 Palestinians Slaughtered by Israel in Latest Attack on Gaza Thus Far – 13 Are Children

by Scott Creighton

The youngest victim, 18-month-old Mohammed Malakiyeh, was killed along with his 27-year-old mother.

The following image comes from a Palestinian in Gaza  it is not Malakiyeh but another of Israel’s latest victims.

 

The following is a list of Palestinian victims in Gaza who have paid with their lives for the alleged murder of three young men in the illegally occupied West Bank. They had nothing to do with it.

(Image from Aletho News and  No Tax Dollars to Israel )

 

The website, Victims of Gaza, will continue to update the tragic toll as the Israeli attacks on the civilians of Gaza continues.

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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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Wall Street Teams Up with U.S. Intelligence Cronies in Bid to Form Fascist “Cyber War Council”

by Michael Krieger , Liberty Blitzkrieg

Want to hear the worst idea in the history of horrible ideas? How about we take the industry responsible for destroying the U.S. economy and wrecking the lives of tens of millions of people, and then allow it to create a “government-industry cyber war council.”

It appears that trillions in taxpayer bailouts simply wasn’t enough for Wall Street. Recognizing that it can seemingly get whatever it wants whenever it wants, the industry is now positioning itself to overtly control U.S. “cyber” policy. What could go wrong?

Merging of private business and government. Fascism

Or they could get involved in strikes against U.S. citizens they find undesirable or problematic.” Alan Greyson

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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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White House Plans Another Big Climate Push (on behalf of Hank Paulson and his billionaires)

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

from the Huffington Post

One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.

The White House plans to host two roundtable discussions this week on the economic threats that climate change poses and the “opportunities to overcome those risks,” a White House official said in an email Monday night, which emphasized the potential costs of not addressing planet-warming emissions.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and White House leaders also plan to meet with billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson on Wednesday to discuss a report they will release this week titled, “Risky Business,” which assess the economic costs of climate change. Steyer and Paulson are the co-chairs for the report.

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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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