President Peace Prize’s New Flight 17 Sanctions Expose His Anti-BRICS Agenda

by Scott Creighton

They are all banker wars

Ten days ago on July 19th, I posted a video of Killary (H.R. Clinton) doing an interview with Charlie Rose in which she laid out one of the motives for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17:

What’s at stake is the stability of Russia and by extension , Putin himself and ultimately… BRICS.

Yes, these sanctions will so cripple Gazprom if enacted across Europe that Russia will undergo a sort of economic warfare the likes of which they haven’t seen for decades. That will “make the economy” of Russia “scream” to borrow a line from an old globalist.

It’s economic warfare designed to undermine not only Putin’s place in Russia, but also Russia’s ability to lead the alternative to the IMF and World Bank… BRICS. me

Today, President Peace Prize has galvanized the propaganda and made it very clear why it was that the Goldman Sachs White House wanted Putin and BRICS to shoulder the blame for Flight 17.

President Barack Obama gave a statement on the crisis in Ukraine Tuesday, announcing tougher U.S. sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, arms and finance.

“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Obama said.

According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. penalties target the Bank of Moscow, the Russian Agricultural Bank and VTB Bank, the AP reports. Also listed on the Treasury designation is the United Shipbuilding Corp., which is based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Paige Lavender

It’s important to note the hypocrisy. Obama states that Russia’s assistance to the rebels in eastern Ukraine is the reason behind these new anti-BRICS sanctions while still trying to imply that Russia was actually behind the downing of the flight.

Meanwhile, Russia continues to support the separatists…and train them, and arm them,” Obama said, noting satellite images show Russian forces have launched artillery strikes into Ukraine.

Obama said “families are still in shock over the sudden and tragic loss of nearly 300 loved ones, senselessly killed” when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down on July 17. Paige Lavender

The hypocrisy is sickening. There is no evidence that Russia is training and arming the separatists… though Obama himself admits to both training and arming al Qaeda linked terrorists in Syria and previously in Libya.

While everyone else plays checkers hypocrisy,  Barack plays the 3 dimensional chess version. President Peace Prize claimed in both Libya and Syria that the reason we had to get involved was because their governments were killing their own populations. Yet now in Ukraine, our fascist puppet regime is currently using heavy artillery and tanks on the separatists and Obama simply ignores that fact just as he ignores the slaughter taking place in Gaza.

In fact, he and the intelligence Liar In Chief Clapper are running around showing folks pictures of areas in Ukraine that have been hammered by Kiev’s own forces and claiming that it’s proof that Russia is using artillery on Ukrainian citizens.

It is a remarkable hypocrisy to say the least but it’s true to form for President “CHANGE”

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CIA Captured in Syria Working with ISIS? ISIS Now Has Material for Dirty Bomb?

by Scott Creighton

It has been reported by Dr. Mehmet Yuva of Aydinlik Daily that several “U.S. intelligence officials” have been captured along with ” Barzani’s peshmarga, officers from Arab states from the Gulf and ISIS militants ” in northern Syria by Syrian Army’s Elite Aerial Forces.

This story coincides with another report out of Iraq that states ISIS has gotten their hands on a large amount of uranium, enough to make “weapons of mass destruction”

Is there an ISIS WMD false flag right around the corner? Will the smoking gun actually take the form of a mushroom cloud (or at least a dirty one) this time around?

“I think there will be another attack and the next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one.” Dick Cheney, June 24th

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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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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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Mortar shells kill 21 in Syria’s Aleppo: Reports

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: The BBC blames the Syrian government and “barrel bombs” for the rebel’s mortar shelling in Aleppo  in spite of wide ranging reports of the rebels shelling government held positions in the city. One such report even comes from the Britain-based SOHR, which is nothing more than a propaganda outlet for the regime change operation. “The mortar fire targeted regime-held neighborhoods, including some in the Old City where the rebels are trying to advance..  Islamist rebel brigades blew up a building housing the Chamber of Industry in the Old City, which was being used as a headquarters by government forces,”  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

CNN is also pushing the “barrel bombs” story but at least they have the decency to add a legal disclaimer to their “activists say” story – ” CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the reports or the videos.”

The attack in Aleppo targeted economic and local energy infrastructure like the Chamber of Industry, a local market and an electricity station in Saba Bahrat area of Aleppo. In the south, rebels disrupted a gas line supplying power to Syria’s southern provinces. These kinds of targeted attacks come straight out of our unconventional warfare handbook. They are designed to undermine services and cause hardship to the indigenous population in order to force an undemocratic transition in either social, political or economic policy.

It is the globally accepted definition of terrorism.

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from Press TV

At least 21 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in mortar attacks by militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say.

On Sunday, the militants fired mortar shells at several areas, including a headquarters used by government forces in the Old City of Aleppo, the so-called Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

On the same day, Syria’s state television said “terrorist groups have blown up several buildings… including the Chamber of Industry.”

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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 meeting with al-Qaeda-linked Syria militants possible, Kerry says

from Press TV

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that a meeting between American officials and al-Qaeda-linked “Islamic Front” fighting against the Syrian government is possible.

“The United States has not met yet to date with the Islamic Front. There has not been a discussion,” Kerry told reporters during his visit to the Philippines on Tuesday.

“It’s possible that it could take place,” he added.

US officials are reportedly set to meet with commanders of the militant group in Turkey.

The Saudi-backed Islamic Front seized control of weapons stores belonging to the so-called Free Syrian Army near a Turkish border crossing over a week ago.

The Islamic Front was created by the unification of at least six extremist Salafist groups last month.

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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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