April 20, 2017, News

Again, there is much important news on sott.net and zerohedge.com. Please follow it, because it details how things are falling apart for them. All I am trying to do is follow the major stories, and just that is keeping me busy 🙂 ~J


BREAKING: U.S. Preparing Charges To Arrest Julian Assange

Assange blasts Pompeo for pre-emptive attack on WikiLeaks: CIA is ‘getting ahead of the publicity curve’

Trump rejects US role in Libya nation-building, just wants to defeat ISIS and go home . . , Libya is again in the news, and I just haven’t touched on it. Even though we destroyed this country, we just can’t leave it alone to figure things out for itself. This fits the picture of taking on the entire planet, though, doesn’t it . . .

Maduro: US State Department Has Given Green Light for Coup in Venezuela

Humvees and howitzers: US approves $300mn sale of military equipment for Iraq’s Kurdish forces . . . not angry yet? Read some more headlines  . . .

Trump Signs Order Granting Steel Import Sanctions On “National Security” Grounds . . . aimed ‘loosely at China’.

It’s Time To Stop Pretending North Korea Is A Threat To The United States 🙂 🙂 🙂 

Lavrov nails it again: US spreads chaos and Russia puts out the fires

US seeks increased intervention in Yemen – a policy of managed chaos . . . if you missed the following story by Niall Bradley, I suggest you take a look, because I believe it will totally change your views on the articles about Yemen. It’s lengthy, very well thought out, and worth every minute of your time: 

Iran war rhetoric and the ‘Trump-ordered’ dawn raid in Yemen: WWIII isn’t ‘coming’ – It’s happening NOW

A new report by two international aid groups says Saudi Arabia and its allies must be named in the UN’s annual list of perpetrators of child rights violations as Riyadh continues to carry out attacks on schools and medical facilities during its military aggression against Yemen.

The report, by Save the Children and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, called on UN Secretary General António Guterres to add Saudi Arabia to his list of those responsible for grave violations of children’s rights in conflict.

The report also documents a series of deadly attacks by Saudi-led forces on hospitals and medics over the past two years.

“Repeated violations by the coalition have been verified in multiple UN reports and by credible human rights organizations, including Save the Children,” said Patricia Erb, the president and CEO of Save the Children in Canada.

UN report: Saudi-led coalition ‘bombing hospitals, violating rights of children’ in Yemen

In 2016, then-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon briefly listed the coalition for killing children and attacking schools and hospitals in Yemen. He later removed it from the list after pressure from Saudi Arabia.

Appearing on the list is an international embarrassment. Those on it can usually only be removed after meeting UN verified benchmarks for ending and preventing violations.

Note from ~J: I believe at the time Saudi Arabia was head of the Human Rights Council at the UN. Nice, eh?

Putin: Only the Russian people can determine the successor to their president . . . not that others won’t try. . . 

Tillerson and Haley’s trash-talk on Iran brought to you by Sheldon Adelson

The same day that Tillerson woofed at Iran, it came out that Adelson had given $5 million to Trump’s inauguration festivities – the largest such donation in U.S. history, per the New York Times. We all know how important that celebration was for Trump.

Sott Comment: Who is Trump’s billionaire backer Sheldon Adelson? Committed to ‘the Jewish people’ and believes Palestinians are a ‘made up people

Assad: US blocking investigations in Syria gas attack to maintain lies over false flag

On America’s pursuit of global war and selling Syria to sectarian exclusionism, by Catherine Shakdam

… For all those parties still under the far-fetched and downright phantasmagorical impression that Syria would be better off without its current administration, allow me to point out that if not for President Assad, Syria – and most likely the entire Levant region would have fallen to ISIS. Which part of that reality sounds like a good idea to you?

… Syria is bleeding again, and surprise, surprise, no grand cries of outrage came to disturb Western capitals’ slumber this Easter weekend. Syria is bleeding, children are lying face down on the ground, and the world still argues pictures, allegations, and military interventionism against the one army that has managed to keep the darkness at bay.

Yes, darkness … how else would you want to define the Black Flag Army but under those adjectives that best describe evil?

Best of the Web: Khan Sheikhun False Flag: Chlorine, not Sarin,Moon of Alabama MUST READ

Sott Comment: O’Brien’s signs you’re being fooled by a sarin false flag:

  • People intoxicated with sarin don’t look well. Ever. None of them.
  • People intoxicated with sarin don’t gasp, cough, cry, or pant.
  • People intoxicated with sarin don’t often foam at the mouth.
  • People intoxicated with sarin defecate massively and urinate all over themselves.
  • People intoxicated with sarin will vomit up everything they haven’t defecated.
  • People intoxicated with sarin will produce a large volume of tears and a large volume of watery saliva.
  • People intoxicated with sarin turn blue. Always.
  • People intoxicated with sarin never turn pink or red. Never.

St. Petersburg metro attack was financed via terror cell in Turkey

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UPDATES to this morning’s stories:

North Korea Threatens US With “Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike”

North Korea, it’s Not About the Nukes, it Is All About the Heroin Cash Crop – Guess Who Wants It? The CIA and the DoD Do Not Like Competition

Venezuela Seizes General Motors Car Plant

Large scale Ukraine attack on Donbass may be imminent

According to preliminary data, the Ukrainian security forces are going to bombard their own false position, only to allegedly return fire. The DPR believes that this incident will be used by the enemy as a pretext for attempts to unleash a large-scale offensive.

George Soros Accused Of “Puppeteering” Government In New Lawsuit

FBI Admits It Was Not The Russians – Launches Manhunt For “Insider” Who Leaked CIA Docs To WikiLeaks

SCOTUS to decide if churches can receive taxpayer dollars . . . The separation of Church and State is now being debated by the Supreme Court? ? ?

The Watergate Style Break In That Covered Up Shocking Wave Of Clinton State Department Scandals

In 2013, it was first reported that the Clinton State Department had called off eight separate internal investigations into alleged misconduct by the diplomatic corps. When whistleblowers attempted to highlight the wave of coverups, they were subjected to a harassment campaign by the State Department. The law firm representing the former State Department employee who publicized the misconduct was broken into and key evidence stolen in an apparent effort to further obfuscate efforts to ensure a proper investigation into the crimes was carried out. The event was not given widespread attention by the media when it first emerged.

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The Soros Subversion Machine on a Platter, by Phil Butler

Most policy experts know billionaire George Soros wields mighty influence. Even everyday citizens hear his name and associate it with control and power brokering. The man behind the anti-Trump chaos, the hedge fund oligarch and strange philanthropist, Soros is the real world equivalent of Dr. Evil. But up until now the world at large has tolerated his machinations. Up until now the world could not see clearly how Soros billions brought misery and suffering on a billion people.

My colleague, Dutch political analyst Hoger Eekhof called me up in a heightened state of disbelief recently. I recall Eekhof exclaiming over the phone some time back; “Phil, Soros’ organizations own leaks admit his complicity in controlling European policies!” Then, having been on the trail of Soros some years now, I became anxious to hear what the archival researcher had turned up. To my amazement, it turns out damning evidence on Soros and his Open Society Foundations can be found in plain sight, within months old DC Leaks cables obtained from the billionaire’s NGO. No doubt some readers will be astonished as well at finding these leaks nowhere in any mainstream media. The revelations are so telling and broad, I do not even know where to begin telling the story. Maybe it’s best to start with Soros straight out buying European media!

Extra! Extra! Soros Pays for EU Elections!

Is World War The Twisted Cure For A Doomed Economy? “Signals for War Are Fiscal” (video from Martin Armstrong), Zerohedge

Former hedge fund manager Martin Armstrong, who is an expert on economic and political cycles, says, “You have to understand what makes war even take place? It does not unfold when everybody is fat and happy. Simple as that. You turn the economy down, and that’s when you get war. It’s the way politics works.”

…Startlingly, there were reports (albeit unconfirmed) in the foreign press back in 2008 – in the immediate wake of the economic crisis – that the RAND Corporation was suggesting that a new world war could be started in order to jump start and revive the economy.

It named Russia, China, Iran or another Middle Eastern country and/or North Korea as potential opponents, though the latter was considered too small time for a real economic boost.

Nine years after that crisis, the economy has not recovered, and remains in the doldrums, it seems that the option for further has gone full-blown.

As Paul Watson and Yihan Dai wrote back in 2008

According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.

China’s biggest media outlet, Sohu.com, speculated that the target of the new war would probably be China or Russia, but that it could also be Iran or another middle eastern country. Japan was also mentioned as a potential target for the reason that Japan holds the most U.S. debt.

North Korea was considered as a target but ruled out because the scale of such a war would not be large enough for RAND’s requirements.


One would hope that good people, or at least sane people who don’t wish to start a global nuclear war, will oppose the RAND proposal, such as top the military generals who threatened to quit if Bush ordered an attack on Iran. Admiral William Fallon, the head of US Central Command, quit in March last year as a result of his opposition to Bush administration policy on Iran.

Now that we are seeing a plan long in action playing out, there’s a good chance that our time is up.

Oliver Stone Rages Against The Deep State’s “Wonderful Job Of Throwing America Into Chaos” MUST READ

2 killed as Venezuelans hit streets in massive anti-Maduro protest (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Venezuela has been hit by violent demonstrations sparked by the opposition. Public discontent with the government has been high as a result of the economic woes gripping the once-booming Latin American economy. Meanwhile, President Nicolas Maduro has accused the US of orchestrating an attempt to topple him as part of a wider offensive against Latin American leaders defying the US hegemony.

Trump’s ‘armada’ turns toward North Korea as White House defends misleading remarks

Assessing The Military Options For North Korea; Spoiler Alert: They’re All Bad, Zerohedge

Moscow rejects MSM reports on ‘Russia blocking’ UNSC condemnation of N. Korea missile test

Just hot air? Tillerson warns ‘unchecked Iran’ could follow path of North Korea

Is Euroland on Verge of Disintegration? by F. William Engdahl

The decision last year by a majority of British voters to exit the European Union was more than a simple vote of the people. The Brexit campaign was promoted and financed by the most influential banks of the City of London and by the British Royal House. Far from the end of Britain, Brexit is far more likely to be the beginning of the end of the disastrous Euro single currency experiment.

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 little significant has been done by Brussels or the governments of the 19 member Eurozone countries to bring the largest banks of the Eurozone into a healthy stability. On the contrary, even venerable mega-banks like Germany’s Deutsche Bank are teetering on the brink.

Doug Casey Warns, The EU’s Collapse Is Now “Imminent”

The European Union in Brussels is composed of a class of bureaucrats that are extremely well paid, have tremendous benefits, and have their own self-referencing little culture. They’re exactly the same kind of people that live within the Washington, D.C. beltway.

The EU was built upon a foundation of sand, doomed to failure from the very start. The idea was ill-fated because the Swedes and the Sicilians are as different from each other as the Poles and the Irish. There are linguistic, religious, and cultural differences, and big differences in the standard of living. Artificial political constructs never last. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels; not so much for the average citizen.

Meanwhile, there’s a centrifugal force even within these European countries. In Spain, the Basques and the Catalans want to split off, and in the UK, the Scots want to make the United Kingdom quite a bit less united. You’ve got to remember that before Garibaldi, Italy was scores of little dukedoms and principalities that all spoke their own variations of the Italian language. And the same was true in what’s now Germany before Bismarck in 1871.

In Italy 89% of the Venetians voted to separate a couple of years ago. The Italian South Tyrol region, where 70% of the people speak German, has a strong independence movement. There are movements in Corsica and a half dozen other departments in France. Even in Belgium, the home of the EU, the chances are excellent that Flanders will separate at some point.

The chances are better in the future that the remaining countries in Europe are going to fall apart as opposed to being compressed together artificially.

And from strictly a philosophical point of view, the ideal should not be one world government, which the “elite” would prefer, but about seven billion small individual governments. That would be much better from the point of view of freedom and prosperity.

Nick Giambruno: How does Brexit affect the future of the European Union?

Doug Casey: Well, it’s the beginning of the end. The inevitable has now become the imminent. Britain has always been perhaps the most different culture of all of those in the European Union. They entered reluctantly and late, and never seriously considered losing the pound for the euro. . . . continue reading

Never forget: Hero cop who blew whistle on OKC [Oklahoma City Bombing] Bombing did not commit suicide

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4 Responses to April 20, 2017, News

  1. Tracy says:

    Jean, I found this article today (in line with the 4-17-17 late day warning post by Alfred’s guest) thought it of interest: Gotham Shield 2017: Is The Deep State Planning Nuclear Fire Works? ~ http://eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.com/2017/04/gotham-shield-2017-is-deep-state.html
    Thank you for so many “note-worthy” articles & the time you take to add your viewpoint. There is so much happening now it’s difficult to stay up with the many layers of events. Hugs to you Jean!

    • Jean says:

      You’re welcome, Tracy. I know people are busy, so I try to key them into what I think is the most important news . . . Hugs, ~Jean

  2. Ardvark says:

    Tsk, tsk, tsk…
    POKING the BEAR by means of the “leftist” magazine ….VANITY Fair……..

    Pentagon Reported In Total Fear After Russian “Super Weapon” Paralyzes Alaska Defenses

    • Jean says:

      This may have been done, Ardvark, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all, but not for the reasons suggested. Putin doesn’t operate that way. The West has been trying to set off a false flag involving North Korea in order to start WWIII. This may have been an effort to stop those efforts in their tracks, but I think we may never know the whole truth. . . Thanks so much for this link. There is often truth in this site, but it is also a fact that we must be able to sort it out. Who knows what is the ‘real’ truth on this situation, but I think that satellite of North Korea’s that they wanted to use to cause trouble is safe . . . for the time being. Hugs, ~Jean

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