Saturday, April 22, 2017

The 5 Eyes (6 eyes?) Meet in New Zealand- Presently

Interesting comment included asking if the 5 eyes, should really be knows as  the 6 eyes?
Included after the main article   

Readers here have surely noticed I use the "5 eyes media" label to describe what is almost entirely all of the main stream and alternative media
I caught exactly, ZERO news stories originating from here in Canada on this meeting. Yet, Canada is assuredly fully represented at the meeting in New Zealand.

The real reason 5 Eyes are meeting in Queenstown

"The surprise by the corporate mainstream media that the 5 Eye Nazgul are meeting in Queenstown is Orwellian double think.
The truth is that the 5 Eyes spooks meet in NZ quite regularly and the surprise by the corporate media is more due to the lack of institutional knowledge now inside these news organisations.
This was March 2011…
Key meets high-ranking US intelligence chief
Prime Minister John Key has had a meeting with a man he describes as the most senior American intelligence official to visit New Zealand.
…this was September 2012…
US Defense Secretary’s visit ‘shows great progress’ – Coleman
New Zealand is hosting the United States Secretary of Defense today in a symbolic visit that could signal a move towards restoring defence ties between the two countries.
…and this was November 2012…
Mystery spook’s identity confirmed
The identity of a United States spy who mysteriously landed in Wellington last year can be revealed as National Security Agency director General Keith Alexander.
…this ignorant surprise at 5 Eye spooks visiting NZ hides the horrible reason as to why the 5 Eye Nazgul visit so regularly here, and that is because we are so apathetic that we don’t bother protesting these visits.
If these spooks were trying to meet in Canada, Australia, Britain or the US, it would provoke massive civil rights protests, but because they are held in the Shire, the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind barely even register what the hell is going on.
It is time we pulled out of the 5 Eyes and became an independent nation again, whatever we gain from being a member is nothing compared to the control we are losing. The GCSB and SIS have both had increases in budget by 250% and 174% under National and Key reorganised the following intelligence apparatus to answer only to a small clique of security goons that Prime Minister Bill English now controls; the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit, Financial Intelligence Unit, Strategic Intelligence Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, Identity Intelligence Unit, Threat Assessment Unit, Police Terrorism Investigation and Intelligence Group and the Special Investigation Group.
That’s a lot of security apparatus doing what?
The Government can barely keep our privacy safe as it is with their new demands of unconstricted access held by multiple agencies…
‘Extremely disappointing’: Minister still concerned after privacy near-miss
MSD privacy breach report raises more questions than answers: Anne Tolley
Our digital individualism has trapped us all culturally by the mass surveillance of the Deep State and its power over our Democracy is almost immeasurable.

Otaga Daily Times
 It was understood about 15 agencies that carry out intelligence for Five Eyes - the spying partnership of the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand - would be attending the conference, which was believed to run for about a week and include golf, it was reported.

The Otago Daily Times understands police officers from Dunedin, Christchurch and further afield are in Arrowtown to provide security during the event.
A group of police officers who ``looked like a rugby team'' reportedly arrived at Millbrook, near Arrowtown, late yesterday afternoon in unmarked police cars and a dog squad vehicle.
One road, beside the main reception area, was blocked off by road cones.
Black vans could later be seen in the distance at the golf resort. The main entrance to Millbrook was open and no security was present.
 Relevant related comment
 Lois Griffiths says:
The ‘5 eyes’ are really ‘6 eyes’..as exposed by Jeff Halper, author of War Against the People , p104
“The IDF’s Urim facility in the northern Negev is part of the network of Echelon satellite interception ground stations initially set up in the early 1960s by the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (“Five Eyes”)…”

Friday, April 21, 2017

ISIS Capital is now Deir Ez-Zor- Israel Strikes SAA in Queneitra

I guess the PKK Kurds and their US backers have no need to take Raqqa, then? Right?
I think the need is gone. But you can bet the annex/appropriation of Syrian territory will continue unabated.

April 01/2017:US Access to 5, yes 5, Air Installations In Stolen Northern Syria

Kobani and Tabqa plus three equals 5 accessible bases- Equals permanent occupation by the US of annexed, by the Kurds, northern Syria.
Assad states in an interview with Sputnik (hubby read this to me this morning)

He said US attacks on Daesh in Mosul mean "they are against ISIS [Daesh], but at the same time, they are supporting ISIS and they allow them to cross the border from Iraq into Syria."

"It means they helped ISIS to come to Deir Ez-Zor and to undermine the Syrian Army who are defending Deir ez-Zor. They wanted Deir ez-Zor to fall into the hands of ISIS," Assad said.

Of course, just a few hours ago Fox News reports:
In the wake of increased airstrikes and pressure applied from three directions by U.S.-backed Syrian forces, the Islamic State has essentially moved its so-called capital in Syria, U.S. defense officials told Fox News.

ISIS is now centered in Deir ez-Zur, roughly 90 miles southeast of Raqqa, the officials said.

U.S. military drones have watched hundreds of ISIS “bureaucrats,” or administrators, leaving Raqqa in the past two months for the city of al-Mayadin located further down the Euphrates River

Leaving Raqqa? How are they getting past the fierce fightin’ Kurds and their American special ops pals- Never mind!  Assad said ISIS came to Deir ez Zor from Iraq The question is still how did they leave Iraq and enter Syria? Obviously the US allowed them to pass, most probably aided them in their passage because as they 'watched' them pass they probably also ensured their safe passage!!


Israeli War Plane Strike Syrian Army in Quneitra. Golan & SANA

Quneitra, SANA – A military source announced on Friday evening that the Israeli enemy’s warplanes fired two missiles at 18:45 from within occupied territory at a military position in the surroundings of Khan Arnabeh in Quneitra countryside, causing material damage.

The source said that this aggression came after an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate military positions in Quneitra countryside was foiled and the terrorists suffered heavy losses, which proves that Israel provides direct support to terrorist organizations.

The source affirmed that such desperate attempts will not dissuade the Army and Armed Forces from continuing to crush the terrorist groups that act as Israel’s proxy in the area.
Related: Report Sees ISIS Benefiting From Assad Downfall


From earlier:

Hollywood's Military Spook Intelligence Apparatus & It's Insidious Influence

Hollywood's Military Spook Intelligence Apparatus & It's Insidious Influence

Insidious: waiting to entrap: harmful but enticing
  - developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent

Background for two upcoming posts. Though I expect most who visit here are aware of Hollywood's influence in everythingAre your beliefs and ideas really your own? I comfortable stating, mine are.  How about you?

The video below is very introductory but it gets the idea across




 Hollywood. Where the unreal is made real. An industry that exists to make money while shaping your real world beliefs. All aided by intelligence agencies of course. Telling you what to think,  what to believe, made possible when one fails to exercise critical thinking faculties.

Let's start out with an article from the Atlantic

 Operation Tinseltown: How the CIA manipulates Hollywood
The CIA has a long history of “spooking the news,” dating back to its earliest days when the legendary spymaster Allen Dulles and his top staff drank and dined regularly with the press elite of New York and Washington, and the agency boasted hundreds of U.S. and foreign journalists as paid and unpaid assets.
The intelligence empire’s efforts to manufacture the truth and mold public opinion are more vast and varied than ever before. One of its foremost assets? Hollywood.
The agency has established a very active spin machine in the heart of the entertainment capital, which works strenuously to make sure the cloak-and-dagger world is presented in heroic terms.
 Ever since its inception in 1947, the CIA has been covertly working with Hollywood.
But it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the agency formally hired an entertainment industry liaison and began openly courting favorable treatment in films and television.
During the Clinton presidency, the CIA took its Hollywood strategy to a new level—trying to take more control of its own mythmaking. In 1996, the CIA hired one of its veteran clandestine officers, Chase Brandon, to work directly with Hollywood studios and production companies to upgrade its image.
 There are many books on the subject as well:

The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television

Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies

One I've recently read and very much enjoyed 

Esoteric Hollywood:: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film

Which addresses the connections between the intelligence agencies and their celluloid assets

Pearse Redmond has done an entire series on the subject

The CIA and Hollywood

 The scale of influence , globally, the CIA & Pentagon have via Hollywood and other media, including social media, is vast. It's a very effective tool because most consumers merely take in without question that which is presented via these mediums.

Think about that as you view any given  form of media. Theatrical- home video or television, social media, what ever?  What's the message.

"The medium is the message"
Marshall McLuhan

Like this definition 

"McLuhan also tells us that a "message" is, "the change of scale or pace or pattern" that a new invention or innovation, i.e. a medium introduces into human affairs. Thus the message of a newscast is not the news stories themselves, but a change in the public attitude towards a subject of the news or the creation of a climate of fear as a result of the news. A McLuhan message always tells us to look beyond the obvious and seek the non-obvious changes or effects that are enabled, enhanced, accelerated or extended by the new thing"

  
From yesterday- Because SAA is the most effective fighting force against ISIS

Report Sees ISIS Benefiting From Assad Downfall

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Report Sees ISIS Benefiting From Assad Downfall

And of course US/Israel would want nothing more then to benefit their ISIS proxies.. In order to also benefit their ( US/Israel/ISIS) mutual partner in crime, the PKK.

Newsweek
With many in the U.S. foreign policy community backing both the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the defeat of the Islamic State group (ISIS), a new report could raise some cause for concern. The report says Assad's military has been the most engaged faction against ISIS over the past year of Syria's conflict, making it an extremely risky target for a U.S. foreign policy that is intended to stop the jihadists' advances.
"The report says Assad's military has been the most engaged faction against ISIS over the past year of Syria's conflict" Well that's a statement of the obvious!
The report published Wednesday by the London-based IHS Jane Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, one of the world's leading security analysis agencies, says 43 percent of ISIS's battles between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 were fought against the Syrian military and its allies, which include Russia, Iran and pro-government militias. Meanwhile, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a majority-Kurd coalition of Arabs and ethnic minorities, accounted for 17 percent of the action against ISIS.
I'm going to requote two very crucial facts from the above paragraph!

 "The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a majority-Kurd coalition of Arabs and ethnic minorities, accounted for (ONLY)  17 percent of the action against ISIS"

That's because ISIS conveniently melts away as has been stated here repeatedly.

"43 percent of ISIS's battles between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 were fought against the Syrian military and its allies, which include Russia, Iran and pro-government militias"

So the US backed Kurds account for only 17 percent of the action waged against ISIS while SAA and allies have fought 43% of ISIS battles in the same period of time.


Making the SAA and it's allies the best, most effective fighters on the ground against ISIS-  No matter how often the big lie has been repeated by the 5 eyes main stream & alternative media

Patrick Henningsen- Guardian profile
Patrick Henningsen is an author and founder of the 21st Century Wire news website, an Associate Editor of
alternative news site Infowars.com and regular geopolitical analyst for Russia Today

 @ 21st century wire "only the Kurdish forces have a proven track record of fighting – and winning – against ISIS" 

Quote from a PH oped- Of course, a lie. Interesting connections Mr H has also- Very pro Israel (Guardian and Alex Jones) which may explain the pro pkk/kurds in tandem with the denigration of SAA, in tandem with the demonization of Turkey that is a consistent theme at his site. Which should explain why I don't regularly link to or recommend that site. (making exceptions for specific interviews- Gilad Atzmon as an example)


Keeping in mind you've never read the "Kurds most effective fighters against ISIS"  lie stated here!  No sirreeeee.... Because it was always the BIG LIE .  I've stated very plainly, on several occasions, if the fight was REALLY against ISIS OBVIOUSLY the US could have allied with SAA. Supported them in their real fight against ISIS! But the US didn't do that because their goal was not to truly fight ISIS.

The actual goal  under the guise of "fighting ISIS" served multiple purposes

  1. Allow for destabilizing the region
  2. Destroying existing nations.
  3.  Ethnically cleanse the populace & create a massive weaponized refugee surge targeting Europe, extending to the US and Canada
  4.  Ethnic cleansing allowed for the clearing of existing multiple state territories for annexation by the PKK  Kurds  in order to create Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0
  5. This destabilization extends into North Africa as well 
Kurds..............ISIS
The fact of Syria being the main opponent of ISIS has always been obvious.
The Kurds as an effective fighting force has never been obvious or true.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Turkey’s Opposition Parties Declared Unstamped Ballots Valid During Referendum

Kaz, I fibbed! This was too good to pass up. Must stay away from reading news
Sorry :(

Turkey's main opposition parties are engaging in behaviour typically characterized as  You can't have your cake and eat it too"

DS
An official report signed by ballot box officials in Istanbul's Ümraniye district on April 16, 2017 shows that CHP and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) members, Hasan Çelik and Olcay Emir respectively, accepted that the ballots were not stamped but they were indeed authentic.
 CHP and HDP members, named above, at the polling station signed an official statement accepting that unstamped ballots were both acceptable and authentic
The report indicates that 48 ballots in ballot-box numbered 3017 were unstamped.
"We have unanimously agreed on the validity of the [unstamped] ballots as there is no uncertainty regarding the voters' will," the report read, indicating that although the ballots were not stamped, they were indeed valid and represented the decision of the voters.
Let's talk about this.
  1. If CHP and HDP party members were so very concerned about unstamped ballots why did they allow the ballots to be cast? 
  2. Did someone else require the accountability of these two party members as a condition for this allowance to be made? Were observers from other parties present?
  3. What were the circumstances surrounding the request for these unstamped ballots to beused and cast?
  4. -Were CHP and HDP party members aware of who the voters were and what their vote may be?
I was a scrutineer at a provincial election some years ago, as stated previously, in my more naive days. One of my siblings and I had volunteered to assist. It seems sensible to me that an observer or scrutineer indicated to CHP/HDP party members they had to sign off on allowing these unstamped ballots to be case.

48 ballots in one ballot box? Could the CHP/HDP party have allowed this at others polls?
Perhaps this is how it is they've come up with the as many as 2.5 million ballots claim?

 Apparently this is not the first time unstamped ballots have appeared in elections including previous appeals by CHP to have unstamped ballots accepted

" The YSK on Wednesday rejected appeals by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and the Patriotic Party (Vatan Partisi) to cancel the April 16 referendum over the debate on unstamped ballots, and a look at previous election decisions shows that this was not the first time. The board had previously accepted unstamped ballots as valid, upon necessary inquiry and investigation confirming the authenticity of ballots. Opposition parties, including the CHP had even appealed to the board in previous elections to count unstamped ballots as valid"
 In the 2015 general elections, the CHP submitted an appeal to the provincial election board when the district election board in Istanbul's Maltepe district decided to consider unstamped ballots as invalid. The provincial election board ruled in favor of the CHP and declared the unstamped ballots as valid."

Making all this carrying on about these so called "unstamped ballots" a red herring as well as the BIG LIE- It's a BIG red herring LIE!  Basically a fallacy of distraction


Here's what we know based on all the news reports the last few days

- Yvet garnered the majority support
- Unstamped ballots were used in referendum and their use was okayed by opposition parties, allowing for 48 ballots, in one ballot box alone.
-Unstamped ballots have been accepted in other elections- In fact the CHP has appealed for them to be considered as valid on previous occasions-

The article continues on
"YSK's precedents also show that the board has declared unstamped ballots valid after inquiries confirmed the authenticity of ballots. For instance, in the 1984 local elections, the County Election Council in the town of Akçaalan in Kütahya province declared all votes without stamps were invalid, but the Social Democracy Party submitted a petition to deem the ballots valid. Upon investigating the request, the YSK said that there was no doubt about the authenticity of the unstamped ballots and that it was the Ballot Box Committee's mistake, ruling that the unstamped ballots are indeed valid.
In the 1994 local elections, ballot box committees in Ankara failed to stamp ballots and the County Election Council (CEC) declared that all votes cast with unstamped ballots were invalid, upon objection by the True Path Party. Two applicants then appealed the results to the YSK, which then announced that the aforementioned ballots were valid, in a decision saying that the purpose of Law No. 298 and Circular No. 138 is to prevent election fraud, but that the lack of stamps was the ballot box officials' fault and that an investigation has shown that the aforementioned ballots were indeed authentic. Also in 1994, a similar decision was made for the Salkım town in Nizip, Gaziantep.
In the 2004 local elections, a total of 145 ballots unstamped by the ballot box committee were also declared invalid in southern Mersin province and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) submitted a petition to annul election results. However, the YSK ruled that the aforementioned ballots were valid and ordered a recount for the purpose of declaring the winner.

From earlier today

About those Trump Claims that USS Carl Vinson was "steaming" to North Korea..

 And last night:

"Barkey-ing" the Turkish Referendum

About those Trump Claims that USS Carl Vinson was "steaming" to North Korea..

Steaming? The USS Carl Vinson must have been a 'steamin' angry ship, ready to fight? Besides being nuclear powered (steam generation) I guess we were supposed to believe steamin' angry because that's certainly how the media reports prior to the Easter week end were spinning. As if confrontation was imminent!

Here's the post from April 14/17: US prepares preemptive strike against North Korea before another nuclear test. Link embedded within.

My opening thoughts -This is alarming if even remotely true. Though it feels like fear mongering. Thoughts?

Hattip to Davoh for letting me know, indeed, the news from last week was simply fear mongering. Davoh left me two links which will be posted below Davoh's edited comments

So, what's true?......
You posted this on Friday 14th. Two articles in Australian media today suggest otherwise......
 All that drama and fear over the week end regarding imminent danger was bullshit! Distractionary bullshit to up the fear over the holiday.

Trump is fake news!  Always has been.


USS Carl Vinson wasn't heading to North Korea as Trump administration originally suggested
A "very powerful" US Navy armada which the Trump administration said was heading towards the Korean Peninsula to deter the North from carrying out a nuclear test was actually carrying out exercises with the Royal Australian Navy thousands of kilometres away in the Indian Ocean, the ABC has confirmed

As tensions soared on the Korean Peninsula earlier this month, the US Government said the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was being dispatched to the Sea of Japan to send a "powerful signal" to North Korea.

But instead of heading straight towards the Korean peninsula the US strike group instead conducted planned exercises with HMAS Ballarat in the Indian Ocean.

Senior Australian defence sources say the US carrier group is now gradually making its way closer to North Korea.
Photo: The USS Carl Vinson sails through the Sunda Strait, more than 5,000km away from North Korea (Supplied: United States Navy)

According to images released by the US Navy on Saturday the carrier group passed north through the Sunda Strait, the passage between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, which is about 5,600 kilometres from Korea.

 White House all at sea over claims flotilla was heading to North Korea
 A US aircraft carrier-led flotilla that the White House said last week was “steaming” towards North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang was actually thousands of miles away heading in the opposite direction.
On 11 April, the defence secretary, Jim Mattis, said the Vinson was “on her way up” to the peninsula. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said “when you a see a carrier group steaming into an area like that [it] is clearly a huge deterrence”.
The following day,(April 12) Donald Trump said: “We are sending an armada. Very powerful.”
 I put up my post on April 14/17
The US ratcheted up its rhetoric ahead of North Korea’s military parade and failed missile launch over the weekend.
Yes it did. Though it's obvious the defence secretary would have known exactly where the carrier was! He surely had easy access to that information!

 In Washington, officials are facing questions and criticism over the location and original course of the Vinson flotilla, after it was photographed 3,500 miles away from North Korea, sailing south in the Sunda Strait at a time officials said it was sailing north.
 Psychological operation via the media...
Can I be any more digusted?

 Less then 24 hours ago

"Barkey-ing" the Turkish Referendum

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Barkey-ing" the Turkish Referendum

I've been mulling over the whole ruckus regarding the Turkish referendum. And there is a rukus happening in the so called "alternative" AND 5 eyes media. Including but not limited to a call for violent overthrow?  Overthrow call made by MoA reported  by Willy Loman
Seriously? How very atlantacist.

That oped from Henri Barkey has been on my mind, particularly that last paragraph.
Henri Barkey: " Turks have a tendency to buck the system when they feel that the rules of the game are unfair or that they are being bullied by their leaders. No one should assume that the vote will turn out the way Erdogan has planned"
It dawned on me today that Henri Barkey provided the basic narrative for the entire 5 eyes alt and main stream media presentation regarding the referendum- There it was staring me right in the face! In two short and sweet sentences, no less!

We are supposed to believe that the Turks actually did "buck the system" but that evil Erdogan 'stole' the referendum from those claimed system bucking/ Barkey-ing Turks.
Stereotypical evil sultan

Sadly and pathetically most people don't "buck the system"- The alternative media doesn't even buck the system- They march in lock step with the 5 eyes media.

So, is it realistic to think the Turks would actually "buck the system" as Barkey claims? Or is Barkey simply giving us the mind virus? 

I'm going with mind virus.

 Reuters
“Up to 2.5 million votes could have been  manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum which ended in a tight 'Yes' vote for greater presidential powers, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, told ORF radio on Tuesday”
Lie Big, Repeat often

 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated? That's a big claim.  That should be more accurately described as the Big LIE. Because it's big allegation of fraud involving multi millions of ballots and it's totally unsubstantiated. 
That's not stopping the 5 eyes alt and main stream media from running with it!  
*Do these ballots actually exist? 
*How do those that claim they exist, know they do? 
*If they do exist at all how were they manipulated? 
*How do those that make this claim know that they actually existed and were manipulated in a nefarious fashion? 
  I don't know. Do you?

I talked at length about the discrepancy in polling numbers that were covered in a post prior to the referendum taking place: Turkey's Referendum: "To Close To Call" ???
 What we are looking at here, and I mean really looking at is a roughly 60 yes/40 split nearly consistently-
It's been reported that the expected Yes support for the changes was going to be 55 percent
In a television interview on Friday Erdogan had predicted a far clearer victory saying polls showed a 55-60 percent share of the vote.
This was the point I was making about internal polling- Without a doubt internal polling was conducted all along. 

In conclusion I'm going to reiterate some statements made previously by me, here.
Considering the internal polling prior to the referendum...
Which did show the yes side ahead

 And my final thought goes back to what I said about the 'yes' side polling well in advance of undertaking this referendum to be certain of a comfortable win- That most assuredly did not occur
I get the impression Erdogan wouldn't have taken such a risk- He is shrewd. He wouldn't have misjudged- I should add that NO political leader or party anywhere would take that type of risk in a referendum- perception being everything
Perception being everything- it's more sensible to me that the no side was manipulated just enough to create the perception of division and of the changes being unsupported- The media spin bears this out

The narrowness of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory and opposition complaints about election fraud are highly unlikely to lead to a vote recount, but risk undermining the international legitimacy of his executive presidency.
And that was the desired outcome- job well done

The no side complained vociferously about conditions prior to the referendum and yet they had an amazing, unexpected, never showing in the polling result- So were their complaints bogus? Or did these claimed manipulated ballots favour the no vote? 

I don't know for certain. But, I certainly wonder.

Btw: the NO side wants an annulment-  A very good way to hide any intimate, fraudulent involvement  with 2.5 million manipulated ballots.....

I'm just sayin'...
Turkey's main secularist opposition CHP will present its appeal for the annulment of Sunday's referendum