Ottawa Shooting: And Thus the Opening Salvo in the Canadian Gladio is Fired

by Scott Creighton

Looks like they’ve kicked off the Canadian Gladio Tour.

I recently joked about the Ottowa shooting saying that they were going to try to connect the suspect to the ISIS Crisis. Little did I know.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning.

Zehaf-Bibeau then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms.

Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a criminal history for drug trafficking in Montreal and robbery in Vancouver, was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall but recently converted to IslamCBS reported.

Sources told the Globe and Mail that he had been designated ‘high-risk traveler’ and government had seized his passport Daily Mail

Not long after this discovery, a Twitter account belonging to “Military Studies on Twitter” posted this claiming that ISIS posted it and that it was Michael Joseph Hall aka Zehaf-Bibeau:

Military Studies refuses to provide a link to the original Tweet or image. That’s because it doesn’t exist. They made it up. Of course, Zero Hedge seems to have missed that little factoid and are running with the Military Studies Tweet as if it’s the gospel truth.

Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge) ain’t what he used to be, is he?

Not only did he forget to mention in his article that CBS reported that Ottawa police spokesman Chuck Benoit stated that several gunmen (two or three) “may have been involved in the attack” but he seems to have a penchant for outright plagiarism these days.

Back to the story. The image above is being reproduced everywhere as if it’s been confirmed that it came from “ISIS” which as you can plainly see, is not true. But, there’s the connection they needed.

Turns out Michael was a recent convert to Islam who was “radicalized” on the internet by following ISIS Tweets just like the other White Guy ISIS Boogeyman Martin Rouleau-Couture who supposedly ran over two Canadian soldiers killing one. Martin, like Michael and pretty much every other one of the American Gladio patsies, was killed before being taken into custody which neatly wraps up the story in a nifty little bundle. Like Martin, Michael was killed by a cop far away from public view. As stupid and obvious as that sounds, that is the “official story”

Just after his name was released, an ISIS Twitter account posted the above picture claiming it was the Ottawa shooter. An hour later, the account was suspended.

Military Studies told Heavy.com that the same Twitter account was followed by Martin Couture-Rouleau. On October 20, Rouleau killed a Canadian soldier by hitting him with his car. Rouleau was a recent convert to Islam and told a 911 operator that he performed the act in the name of “Allah.” Heavy.com

The Heavy.com story about this image from Military Studies on Twitter comes from Military Studies and since the account has since been suspended, there is no way for Heavy to verify the first location of the image. Heavy had asked Military Studies to verify the fact that the Twitter image came from “ISIS” and this is apparently what they sent them.

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Neoliberal News of the Day – Oct. 22nd, 2014

by Scott Creighton

- A brief note about pervasive influence peddling and the rebranding of neoliberalism -

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The term “neoliberalism” is popping up all over the place as of late. People are starting to “get it” so of course, it’s important to those committed to it’s ultimate success and acceptance, that folks who are aware of what’s going on are carefully led back to the warm embrace of fascism lite (neoliberalism) under the guise that it is somehow an alternative to the globalist neoliberal doctrine that is wrecking the entire world as we speak. We are being asked to become beggars to our own demise and some of us are being asked to help promote this ideological poison without question. That’s simply not going to happen. Not here anyway. ( this is for you John J. ;) )

“In the 1960s, usage of the term “neoliberal” heavily declined. When the term was reintroduced in the 1980s in connection with Augusto Pinochet’s economic reforms in Chile, the usage of the term had shifted. It had not only become a term with negative connotations employed principally by critics of market reform, but it also had shifted in meaning from a moderate form of liberalism to a more radical and laissez-faire capitalist set of ideas. Scholars now tended to associate it with the theories of economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.”

You might remember the last comment left by the now banned John Jasper. In it he stated that he was pulling his support of this site because all I was doing was “bellyaching” and not offering up an alternative to the globalist neoliberal assault that is currently underway. He suggested I promote the “libertarian principles and the Austrian School of Economics” which, as you can see from above, are the economic principles of Friedrich Hayek (of the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago (birthplace of modern neoliberalism)), also known as “neoliberalism”

“If anyone would like to actually learn something about anarcho-capitalist/libertarian principles and the Austrian School of Economics, there’s plenty available at …” John Influence Peddler Jasper

Talk about asking us to be beggars to our own demise. Thus is the “alternative” offered up by the likes of Alex Jones, Ron Paul, Alan GreenspanMilton Friedman and Bill Clinton. Hayek went to the University of Chicago in 1950. The “Chicago Boys” project, the “Chile Project”, a group of neoliberal economists put together to design a purely neoliberal economic system, started in 1955.

“The training program was the result of a “Chile Project” organized in the 1950s by the U.S. State Department, through the Point Four program, the first US program for international economic development. It was funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation aimed at influencing Chilean economic thinking”

Chicago boys generally advocated widespread deregulation, privatization, and other free market policies for closely controlled economies. They rose to fame as leaders of the early reforms initiated in Chile during the rule of General Augusto Pinochet.”

It should also be noted that Mr. Influence Peddler John Jasper was recommending we all read the Mises website, as in Ludwig von Mises. He is of the Austrian School of Economics. Wrote a book called Liberalism in 1927 during the rise of fascism.

“At one time, Mises praised the work of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand and Rand’s view of Mises was generally favorable…”

“Von Mises’ 1927 book Liberalism has been largely ignored, except for its comments on fascism. Marxists Herbert Marcuse and Perry Anderson, as well as German writer Claus-Dieter Krohn, criticized Mises for writing approvingly of Italian fascism, especially for its suppression of leftist elements...[27] More recently economist J. Bradford DeLong[28] and sociologist Richard Seymour,[29] repeated the criticism. Mises wrote in the book:[30]

It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aiming at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has, for the moment, saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history. But though its policy has brought salvation for the moment, it is not of the kind which could promise continued success. Fascism was an emergency makeshift. To view it as something more would be a fatal error”

Yeah, that’s what John Jasper thought I should be promoting as an alternative to neoliberal fascist globalization… fascism lite or “Libertarianism’ for short.

For a more current example of how the Austrian School has influenced the world we live in…

“In February 1975, Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the British Conservative Party. The Institute of Economic Affairs arranged a meeting between Hayek and Thatcher in London soon after.[48] During Thatcher’s only visit to the Conservative Research Department in the summer of 1975, a speaker had prepared a paper on why the “middle way” was the pragmatic path the Conservative Party should take, avoiding the extremes of left and right. Before he had finished, Thatcher “reached into her briefcase and took out a book. It was Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty. Interrupting our pragmatist, she held the book up for all of us to see. ‘This’, she said sternly, ‘is what we believe’, and banged Hayek down on the table

Congrats John Jasper. You tried your best to sway the readers of this site back into the fold of neoliberal ideology, the ideology of Augusto Pinochet and Margret Thatcher… but you failed. You gave it a shot… nice try. Better luck at a lesser site…. it should also be noted that Mr. Jasper hails from… you guessed it… the UK.

John is an example of what some would call “cognitive infiltration”. That’s when someone comes on sites like this one to gently steer dissidents back to the fold, in this case, the acceptance of “libertarianism” as an alternative to neoliberalism. They are effectively the same thing.

- Now, on to the Neoliberal News of the Day -

Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism – “We’re talking about an ideology marked by the selling off of public goods to private interests; the attack on social provisions; the rise of the corporate state organized around privatization, free trade, and deregulation; the celebration of self interests over social needs; the celebration of profit-making as the essence of democracy coupled with the utterly reductionist notion that consumption is the only applicable form of citizenship. But even more than that, it upholds the notion that the market serves as a model for structuring all social relations: not just the economy, but the governing of all of social life.”

Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us – “An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities”

Hong Kong’s Fight Against Neoliberalism – “But regardless of what the BBC wants the world to believe, Occupy Central isn’t so much a fight for democracy as a fight for social justice.”

 Lad culture thrives in our neoliberal universities – “Laddism is at home in the callous environment of market-driven higher education, argues, Alison Phipps, who offers advice to universities on how to root it out”

The poverty of neoliberal economics - “Paul Verhaeghe, senior professor of clinical psychology and psychoanalysis at Ghent University in Belgium, has argued in a recently published essay that neoliberal economics brings out the worst in human beings. He finds that thirty years of neoliberalism, and the privatisation and free-market misery that comes with it, have taken their toll on people’s values and even their personalities.”

There Are 870,000 Slaves in Modern-Day America – “If this sounds like some hellish turn-of-the-century sweatshop, it is close. But this is today’s reality for hundreds of thousands of American prisoners, who work backbreaking full-time jobs for shockingly low pay. Half of the 1.6 million Americans currently serving time do this kind of “institutional maintenance,” and the median wage they receive is between 20 and 31 cents an hour. Some states, like Texas and Georgia, offer no compensation at all.”

Obama’s Latest Speech About The Economic “Recovery” Results In Mass Audience Exodus – “Yesterday, Obama made a rare campaign trail appearance in Maryland where he spoke in support of Democratic candidate for governor, Anthony Brown, proceeded with his usual bulletin of reading fabricated economic data off the teleprompter in which he highlighted improvements in US unemployment (if not the 46.5 million people on foodstamps or the 93 million Americans out of the labor force), a rebounding housing market (just as the bouncing dead cat is once again dead), the benefits of health insurance (if no mention of the disaster for small businesses that Obamacare now definitively is) a resurgent manufacturing sector (just don’t look at this chart) even if he did point out the unfairness of families having “two folks working”, and… a mass audience exodus followed.

The Shell Game of Contingent Employment – “The rise to power of Ronald Reagan in the United States and Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom ushered in a new era of economic policy. Minimal corporate taxation, privatization of public goods, and the deregulation of businesses became the dominant policies promoted for economic growth. The attacks against organized labor, progressive organizations, and community groups that opposed the new regime were brutal. The percentage of workers in unions plummeted.”

Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor – “Forty-seven percent of Americans have incomes under twice the official poverty rate, making half of the country either poor or near-poor, according to figures released last week by the Census Bureau.”

Shocking New Report: Superrich Have Grabbed Half the World’s Assets – “There have been moments in history when things were not so lopsided. During the post-war period, inequality was contained because governments made sure their rich didn’t accumulate at such alarming rates by doing things like taxing their estates at a high rate. At the same time, they created policies to lift the incomes of the less well-off and allow them to have some basic security. But that’s an exception in history. Most of the time, this kind of intervention did not happen, and so the rich kept gobbling more and accumulating more power to keep it that way until one of two things happened — a revolution or some kind of catastrophe or disruptive event, like a war, shook things up.”

Mexico’s disappeared students – “It is nearly four weeks since police in the town of Iguala in Mexico’s impoverished southern state of Guerrero violently attacked a group of some 80 young student teachers leaving at least six dead, 17 wounded and 43 “disappeared.”… Mexico is the most unequal of the 34 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with the richest 10 percent of the population having an average income almost 30 times as high as the bottom 10 percent… Notably silent on the Iguala massacre is the Obama administration in Washington. US imperialism has major interests in Mexico, which is the United States’ third-largest trading partner… The massacre has also underscored the rising inequality and savage violence that have gone hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.

H/T Tom K. – Freedom Rider: Privatized Ebola – an example of how privatization does not in any way serve the interests of the general public – “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may appear to be a savior when it provides $300 million to the WHO budget, but those dollars come with strings attached. WHO director general Dr. Margaret Chan admitted as much when she said, “My budget [is] highly earmarked, so it is driven by what I call donor interests.” Instead of being on the front line when a communicable disease crisis appears, it spends its time administering what Gates and his team have determined is best.”

- more to follow later this morning -

Barack Obama Airdrops Arms and Supplies to PKK Terrorists Outside Kobani

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: The terrorists linked to the PKK say “thanks but we want more weapons

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While the people of the United States are being deliberately distracted by the criminally over-hyped Ebola Crisis™, President Peace Prize is backing the Shi’a death-squads of the murderous al-Maliki regime in Iraq (read here , here and here) and air-dropping weapons, munitions and other aid to a notorious terrorist organization, the Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK), in Syria (read here and here).

“The United States has airdropped small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the besieged city of Kobani who have been fighting back an ISIS assault for weeks. The airdrops will likely stir controversy with the Turkish government, which has opposed support for Kurdish military groups in Syria that it believes are affiliated with a Kurdish group that has conducted terrorist attacks inside Turkey for decadesABC News

“The airdrops are almost certain to anger the Turkish government, which has said it would oppose any U.S. arms transfers to the Kurdish rebels in Syria. Turkey views the main Kurdish group in Syria as an extension of the Turkish Kurd group known as the PKK, which has waged a 30-year insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terror group by the U.S. and by NATO.” AP

Senior administration officials reported that on Sunday night three American C-130 aircraft dropped 27 pallets of materials for the Kurdish fighters in or near Kobani. It was classified as “the type of material that would help them sustain this fight.”

The PKK is classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, NATO, the EU and the United States among many others.

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#TackleEbola – Sports Celebrities Jump on the Bandwagon

by Scott Creighton

I just saw a PSA for #TackleEbola, it’s the NFL/other industrialized sporting industry’s campaign to “raise awareness” of Ebola… the virus that has thus far supposedly spread to TWO nurses from Texas.

They have a nifty website where they want you to “Learn. Donate. Participate” in their efforts to stop the Ebola Crisis of Two.

Well, that settles it. When sports celebrities get involved, you know it’s real. Damn real. ಠ_ಠ

Here’s what they want you to do:

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WH Spokesman: Ron Klain got Ebola Czar Job Because He’s a Technocrat. He Knows Nothing About Ebola

by Scott Creighton

Yesterday I wrote about Obama’s new Ebola Czar, Ron Klain, being nothing more than a sleazy neoliberal DLC corporatist/centrist Washington insider revolving door lobbyist who knows nothing about emergency preparedness or medicine or Ebola.

Apparently others have picked up on this fact, though few if any take the time to explain Ron’s neoliberal/corporatist/centrist/globalist/free-market leanings. I guess you wouldn’t expect the free-marketeers to delve into that aspect of his background too deeply, would ya?

Turns out someone at CNN thought it was odd that this guy was Obama’s choice as well and asked the White House spokesman about it and the answer was about what you would expect.

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New “minimally invasive” Ebola Test Being Readied for TSA and Everywhere Else for that Matter

by Scott Creighton

A blood sacrifice is a small price too pay for security, right? It’s the new normal.

Flying the friendly skies in Cowardly America – wait in line, wait some more, take off your shoes, take off your belt, take off your jewelry, take off your watch, take off your wedding ring because some insipid little Napoleonic moron with a badge says so (you wouldn’t let this guy park your car at a restaurant and you damn sure know that), put the contents of your pockets into a plastic tub including your wallet with everything that makes you “you” inside it, allow some high-school drop-out to browse through your computer for a little while after groping your wife and scroll through the images on your phone, offer-up your children to some creepy looking mall-cop wannabe for a genital massage while his buddy is scrolling through their pictures, walk through a scanner which probably gives you cancer and certainly produces masturbation material for said wannabe while he sits smoking ICE in his “pay by the week” hovel drinking Redbull and thinking back about touching your children in places you would have their uncle arrested for touching… and now… give ‘em some of your DNA.

Yes. Your DNA.

And suck it up and say absolutely nothing about it out-loud because of “freeDUMB” and “LIEberty” and the “turrururrurrists” and now Ebola… right?

(They did let that nurse on the flight right? Yeah, the CDC OKed her for the flight before deciding they needed to make a national security case out of it. Hmmm… just think about that for a second. Mull it over. Let it stew for a minute. You’ll get it eventually.)

I mean, after all, who wouldn’t give up a little freedom, self-respect, privacy, masculinity, IQ points and plain common sense for a bit more security? Everyone’s doing it. We all gotta make sacrifices. So just sit there, take it and shut up.

Oops. You missed your flight because the mall-cop wannabes had to take 15 minute break which only starts after they hit the candy machine in the break room.

Get back in line. Do it all again. That’s flying the friendly skies in Cowardly America.

According to a report out from the International Business Times, the Department of Energy is looking for just the right “public private partnership” (that’s called fascism folks, look it up) to develop their new Ebola field test which is somewhat less accurate than the very inaccurate  polymerase chain reaction (PCR) which is being used today.

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Obama’s Ebola Czar is a Sleazy Lawyer Lobbyist Weasel – Knows NOTHING About Medicine, Disaster Response or Ebola

by Scott Creighton

It’s fitting that Obama’s newly appointed “Ebola Czar” knows nothing about Ebola or medicine since the Ebola Psyop also has nothing to do with Ebola either.

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola crisis.

Obama has been under pressure to name an Ebola “czar” to oversee health security in the U.S. and actions to help stem the outbreak in West Africa. AP

Ron Klain is a Jewish political insider having worked with the Clintons way back when and John Kerry and Al Gore in their fake runs for office. He was most recently through the revolving door working as Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff during the first Obama presidency. He’s about the same age as Biden’s son Hunter. I wonder if they had a few late night binge sessions together.

Now he’s been tapped to be Obama’s Ebola “Czar” charged with overseeing “health security” in the country because two nurses may or may not have contracted Ebola from some African guy we imported for just such an occasion.

What that means at this point is anyone’s guess. I know the TSA is currently zapping barefoot passengers with a touchless thermometer because two people out of 340 million had a low-grade temperature… so I guess the sky is the limit with this guy.

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