Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Propaganda Narrative of a Peaceful Muslim Brotherhood

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 31, 2013

Three years after the Syrian destabilization began in earnest, it appears that the propaganda narrative surrounding the nature of the so-called “Syrian rebels” is wearing away as more and more Americans realize that the “rebels” are actually nothing more than Western-backed fundamentalists and mercenaries. However, while the propaganda revolving around Syria seems to be failing, it appears to be much more successful in regards to current events taking shape in Egypt.

Indeed, the narrative constantly played throughout the mainstream and, unfortunately, alternative media largely constructs the Muslim Brotherhood “opposition” as peaceful protesters who are merely fighting for democracy, free elections, and self-determination. However, as I have written on numerous occasions, the fact is that the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing more than a conglomeration of religious fanatics, dupes, and corrupt individuals of varying societal status. In addition, the Muslim Brotherhood is tied at the hip to Western intelligence, most notably that of the British and Americans.

Nevertheless, the tired propaganda of the corporate media which has been used in Egypt, Libya, and Syria is being used once again in Egypt and, unfortunately, is continuing unabated even by much of the alternative media.

Yet nowhere is the intentional obfuscation more obvious than in the mainstream outlets which clearly seek to portray the Muslim Brotherhood as the “good guys” of the confrontation between the Brotherhood and the government. Indeed, in an article written by Michael Georgy and Tom Perry entitled “Special Report: As Egypt’s Brotherhood retreats, risk of extremism rises,” a clear attempt is made to portray the Brotherhood as being “committed to peaceful protest” an eschewing violence while also attempting to paint a more human face on the organization.

Perhaps unintentionally, the Reuters article manages to shed some light on the manner in which the Brotherhood operates inside Egypt when it explained the nature and operations of the usra – a small grouping of members headed by a religious leader that advises and guides the members in every aspect of their lives. Even more so, while the article attempts to portray to the Brotherhood as the victim of violence, upon more careful and informed reading, it actually depicts the violent nature of the organization and the methods used to inflict such terror upon the Egyptian government.

Breaking: New Rebel Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 31, 2013 

According to Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen, foreign-backed death squads also known as Syrian “rebels” have once again used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.

As RT reports, the chemical weapons came in the form of an artillery shell which was detonated near the Syria/Turkey border in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah. Kurdish defense forces were the apparent targets of the chemical weapons detonation.
According to Kurdish fighters on the ground, after the shell was detonated, a yellow smoke began emanating and many of them began experiencing symptoms of "severe chemical intoxication." (Source)

Fighting has raged in Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah for at least two days and Kurdish forces have been successful at repelling attacks by death squads seeking to overrun the area. During the fighting, the Kurdish Defense Forces have managed to kill 28 death squad members belonging to both al-Qaeda-linked Jobhat al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The Kurdish population has come to resent the death squads as much other Syrians, even though the Kurds initially attempted to remain as neutral as possible since the beginning of the conflict. Recently, however, Kurds have been mobilizing armed militias in an attempt to defend their territory and neighborhoods from “rebel” assaults.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 28, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 28, 2013

Brandon discusses police brutality, child and squirrel-killing cops, Shutdown round 2, economic austerity, and the 1% Wall Street Sales Tax



Monday, October 28, 2013

Local Departments Fortify Police State With Armored Personnel Carriers

Brandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan
Activist Post
October 28, 2013

All across the country, preparations are being made for a massive assault on an enemy that has yet to be publicly defined. The preparations involve the procurement of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) or Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), military equipment, and tactical training. These preparations, however, are not being undertaken by the US military in response to a potential outside invasion but, instead, by local police departments towards what one must logically assume is a domestic threat.

Indeed, police and sheriff’s departments all across the country, from Michigan and Ohio to Texas, California to Idaho to South Carolina, and from Maine to Florida are hardening their forces with militarized body armor, weaponry, tactical gear, and APCs coming straight from the US military at bargain prices.

But who, exactly, is the enemy that American police must feel the need to become so battle-hardened against? Even if one were to, for the sake of argument, allow the ridiculous narrative of the threats of domestic terrorism to be true, where are the armies of Muslim fundamentalists inside of America? Or are the police actually preparing to defend American citizens against some foreign military invasion by another major power?

The answer, of course, is none of the above. American police are not being trained to defend the American public – they are being trained to oppress them. In other words, the enemy for which local police departments all across the country are preparing to engage in outright combat against is the American people themselves.

Yet it is not merely the major cities of America that have been procuring military APCs/MRAPs as many may initially suspect. Even smaller rural police and sheriff’s departments have been obtaining APCs/MRAPs with no justifiable reason for doing so.

New Narrative For Syria: Assad's Biological Weapons

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 26, 2013

With recent developments surrounding the Syrian crisis and the political rug being jerked from underneath the Anglo-American imperialists by Syrian/Russian diplomacy, the increasingly poor public relations of the death squads, inter-death squad fratricide, and the growing rift between the United States and Saudi Arabia, it might appear that the assault on Syria which was imminent only months ago is drawing to a close. Taken in tandem with the deal drawn up between Russia and Syria regarding the destruction of chemical weapons and Assad’s constant victories against the death squads, one may easily be tempted to believe that the imperialist quest for the destruction of Syria has already largely come to an end.

Unfortunately, however, the Anglo-Americans seem, at best, ambivalent about their future plans for Syria. This means that the world is not quite out of the woods yet when it comes to the possibility of a general military action against Syria.

Even while the United Nations OPCW is now in the process of obtaining and destroying the chemical weapons that were the object of so much paranoia, propaganda, and fear-mongering by the West, many outlets in the Western and Israeli media are now raising their voices in a collective whine over Syria’s potential “biological weapons.”
 As Jill Bellamy van Aalst and Olivier Guitta of The National Interest claim,
Chemical weapons are calculated, while biological weapons are living organisms and do not distinguish national boundaries. Monitoring Assad's chemical-weapons stockpiles is far more transparent than locating biological programs, which are run out of both military and civilian facilities, in Syria's veterinary labs, its pharmaceutical industry, agroindustries and public-health institutes. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Brandon Turbeville on Flow of Wisdom Radio with Sean Anthony

FLOW OF WISDOM: The Road to Damascus, Syria breakdown, staged attacks and more with Brandon Turbeville

Sean Anthony
Flow of Wisdom

First it was the Government shutdown and now its the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.  Just because the media is not talking about Syria don’t  think that some deals are not being made. Several big meetings have been taking place here recently. Read, President Obama meets with Pakistani prime minister in attempt to ease tensions

But notice how more and more Americans are beginning to realize that the political rhetoric being performed on the global stage is getting played out. The people spoke out against an attack on Syria.  And of course the corporate media released propaganda to the U.S. reporting only what they were instructed to.

That is why my hat is off to the true journalist that stick their neck on the line to get “the real story.”

Especially the journalist within the corporate media structure. Do not believe that everyone in the mainstream media is apart of the elite’s agenda. Some recognize what’s going on and continue to push the envelope and eventually break off. Hence, Ben Swann.

This is my latest interview with Brandon Turbeville. He called in to give me an update and some new insight on Syria.  He also has a new book, which you can get here, The Road To Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault On Syria

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Political Debt Compromise Will Be Austerity Not Real Economic Solutions

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 24, 2013

With the recent government shutdown finally having been resolved, albeit only temporarily, the focus of Washington politicians from both parties is once again focused on the issues of “cutting spending,” “entitlement reform,” and “unfunded liabilities. This time, however, with Obamacare largely out of the debate and set to coast on to become a fact of American life, the possibilities of “compromise” and the Grand Bargain of austerity cuts coupled with the full implementation of Obamacare look more likely than ever before.

Of course, while the corporate media promotes compromise as the backbone of a free society, the fact is that any compromise between Democrats and Republicans will necessarily result in the worst of both worlds, as only the most odious elements of the potential outcomes will almost always be selected for implementation. Indeed, one would be hard pressed to think of a situation in which Democrats and Republicans “came together” and formed a compromise which did anything other than shred the Bill of Rights, implement austerity cuts, raise taxes on the working class or some other tragic farce designed to act as a solution to an entirely manufactured crisis.

As I have previously written, the entire Shutdown hysteria was nothing but political theater designed to drum up support for the inevitable “Grand Bargain” that will be attempted in the very near future – the economic worst of both worlds – the implementation of Obamacare and the implementation of austerity measures in the form of cuts to Social Security and Medicare as well as other so-called “entitlement” programs.

It is also well within reason to suspect that the “glitch” in the EBT program that occurred two weeks ago was itself nothing more than an attempt to dramatize the shutdown in order to stampede the masses into a “something must be done” mentality when the debate surrounding the “Grand Bargain” begins to take off.

Predictably, as soon as the shutdown ended, Republicans and Democrats assumed their pre-planned positions and began discussing “entitlement reform” such as Social Security and Medicare. In what should terrify every single American, both parties are now lining up behind one another for proposals regarding the nature and size of cuts to be made to the programs which, in a more logical parallel universe, should actually be expanded.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 21, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 21, 2013

Brandon discusses Syria, Egypt, police brutality, EBT shutdown, Austrian school fallacies, 1% Wall Street Sales Tax, and prepping.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Doctors Without Borders Aiding Globalists in Syria

"Humanitarian Aid"
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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 17, 2013

As fighting continues to rage across Syria, Doctors Without Borders (DWB) is now calling for “greater access for humanitarian aid to Syrians suffering in their country’s civil war” and urging the international community to show as much urgency in regard to humanitarian aid as it did to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons.

Of course, it should be noted immediately that the conflict in Syria is not so much a civil war but an invasion of foreign forces put together from all over the world and funded by the Anglo-American powers. Moreover, it should also be pointed out that, during the international hysteria over Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, there has never been even one shred of evidence suggesting that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against civilians or even against the deaths squads running rampant and inflicting terror upon the Syrian people.

Regardless, the General Director for Doctors Without Borders Christopher Stokes, stated to AP that "You have an industrial-scale war, but you have a very kind of small-scale humanitarian response. There is a recognition that greater humanitarian access is needed for life-saving assistance, but at the same time we don't see the mobilization."

Although the United Nations council issued a call for immediate access to all areas inside Syria, including in conflict areas and across battle lines, there still exists a number of obstacles to actually getting that aid to the people who may need it.

The AP report continued by stating,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 14, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - October 14, 2013

Brandon discusses Syria, Egypt, DNA tracking, and puppy-killing cops




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Domestic "Internet of Things" Begins to Merge With The Industrial Smart Grid

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 14, 2013

Only one year after David Petraeus referred to the publicly emerging technological structure of Web-connected appliances and in-home devices as the “Internet of things” (IOT), applications are now merging with the smart grid. It is a dream come true for the intelligence community looking for opportunities to spy on the average American in their homes, while globalists simultaneously advance an eco-fascist Agenda 21-based energy control system throughout the world.

This is being accomplished by the fact that the new IOT expansion is extending from domestic in-home devices such as refrigerators, toasters, and televisions, and is moving toward the industrial sector such as oil and gas, wind power, airlines, health care, and railroads. This new IOT application would allow not only for the connection of machines to the Internet, but to each other.

General Electric, the company blazing the trail of the industrial IOT, recently “doubl[ed] the vertically-specialized hardware/software packages it offers to connect machines and interpret their data. The company hopes to make its mark by significantly reducing the amount of ‘unplanned downtime’ that industrial equipment undergoes, thereby bringing about economic benefits.”

Yet GE is not the only major corporation that is jumping on board with the Industrial IOT. As Singularity Hub states, “the company has partnered with some of the usual enterprise technology suspects. Intel is providing processors and management tools for the motley crew network. AT&T provides the Internet service, and Cisco software helps tackle the big data. GE brings knowledge of the industries and their equipment.”
Brian Bradford, the marketing director of Smart Grid Solutions in GE’s Digital Energy division, in an interview with Singularity Hub, stated “At the end of the day, we see our strength in how to operate these systems, how the hardware and sensors work on these systems, and how you can take information and turn it into something that can add more predictive value for the [industrial] customer.”

Monday, October 14, 2013

Brandon Turbeville on Flow of Wisdom Radio - October 13, 2013

Brandon and Sean discuss Syria, the government shutdown and more.


ACCESS THE FLOW OF WISDOM ARCHIVES HERE (Click on October 2013, then find October 13. Brandon's appearance is during Hour 2).

Sean Anthony

Sunday, October 13, 2013

EBT System Down - Shutdown Propaganda or SHTF?

Brandon Turbeville & Heather Callaghan
Activist Post
October 12, 2013

Early on Saturday morning, EBT customers all across the United States began experiencing issues with their EBT cards, the card which allows them to access their SNAP benefits (aka Food Stamps) with the system refusing to process the transactions. The technical issues were first being reported by shoppers through word of mouth but soon hit the national press with confirmation of transaction failure in as many states as Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Maine and Ohio.

Officially, at the time of the writing of this article, the explanation (although government officials could not be reached for comment) is that a power outage at the Xerox facility, which processes the cards and their transactions, caused the system to go down. However, other reports suggest that a computer system upgrade was the culprit.

Despite the contradictory explanations for the failure of the EBT system, it should be noted that SNAP benefits and their distribution were not affected as a part of the government shutdown, although many individuals who are slightly less informed as to the recent government controversy may assume that they were. Indeed, SNAP benefits are being considered for cuts with the discussion of the raising of the debt ceiling and related Congressional legislation but NOT the Government shutdown.

With this in mind, one would be justified in wondering whether or not the current “glitch” in the EBT card transaction program is really a system malfunction or whether or not it is a cleverly timed propaganda move designed to dramatize the government shutdown and support the implementation of a Grand Bargain consisting of both austerity measures and the full implementation of Obamacare – in other words, the economic worst of both worlds.

Friday, October 11, 2013

US Cuts Aid To Egypt As Violence Continues

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 11, 2013

In the wake of tensions that rose up all across Egypt in the days before the 40th Anniversary of the war with Israel on Sunday October 6 and culminating in a day of intense violence that pitted fanatical Muslim Brotherhood fighters against the Egyptian military government, the United States has announced the suspension of significant amounts of military aid to the government of Egypt.

Early on Tuesday, it was reported by a number of mainstream outlets that an unnamed U.S. official stated that “the United States was leaning toward withholding most military aid to Egypt except to promote counterterrorism, security in the Sinai Peninsula and other such priorities.”

The Jerusalem Post reported that “The official said US President Barack Obama had not made a final decision on the issue, which has vexed US officials as they balance a desire to be seen promoting democracy and rights with a desire to keep up cooperation with Egypt’s military.”

Although the White House denied any change in its policy of aid to Egypt, announcements have now officially been made confirming that the United States is suspending a large portion of its military and other aid to the Middle Eastern nation. As it stands at the time of the writing of this article, the United States is halting a $260 million cash transfer as well as a $300 million loan guarantee that had been scheduled to take place. The U.S. has also halted the delivery of “large scale military systems such as tanks, F-16 jets and Apache helicopters.”

For some time, the United States has provided Egypt with approximately $1.55 billion in aid annually as well as $1.3 billion in direct military aid. The West has shipped this money to Egypt conscience-free for many years while the country was under the rule of the dictator Mubarak and subsequently under the incompetent Islamist Morsi. Indeed, the money has been flowing to Egypt ever since 1979 when a peace treaty was signed between Egypt and Israel with the help of the United States who agreed to make the annual payments as an incentive for Egypt to make the pact.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Brandon Turbeville on Truth Traveler with Erin Dakins - October 8, 2013

Brandon's appearance on Truth Traveler with Erin Dakins. Brandon and Erin discuss Syria, Egypt, the government shutdown, and DNA marking technology.



ACCESS THE TRUTH TRAVELER ARCHIVE HERE  -- Click on October 2013 then click on October 8, 2013 (Brandon's appearance was for both Hour 1 and Hour 2).

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - Interview with Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Is Egypt Set To Become Syria 2.0?

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 8, 2013

As tensions rise between the national government of Egypt and the world of the financier networks and Anglo-American imperialists, violence has once again erupted across the country. On October 6, 2013, clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood/Morsi supporters and Egyptian security forces as well as between Muslim Brotherhood and pro-government/pro-Sisi demonstrators took place which, at the time of the writing of this article, has left at least 51 people dead and 243 injured.

While the violence in Egypt initially appeared to have eased after the initial conflict between the Egyptian government and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in August, Sunday’s clashes have reinvigorated the struggle between Islamists and secular nationalist Egypt. Indeed, the October 6 violence is the worst since the highest point of the August 14 clashes which left hundreds of people dead.

While much of Egypt attempted to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel, violent demonstrations were organized by the Muslim Brotherhood all across the country in yet another attempt to overthrow the current Egyptian government and replace it with Islamist rule as it had been under Morsi.

As CBS reports,
Several neighborhoods of the capital, Cairo, resembled combat zones after street battles that raged for hours. Morsi supporters fired birdshot and threw firebombs at police who responded with gunshots and tear gas. Streets were left strewn with debris, and the air was thick with tear gas and smoke from burning fires, as the crack of gunfire rang out.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville October 7, 2013 - Interview with Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville October 7, 2013

Brandon interviews Ziad Fadel of Syrian Perspective on a wide variety of topics regarding the Syrian crisis.




Syrian Perspective 1     Syrian Perspective 2     Syrian Perspective 3     Syrian Perspective    The Syrian Perspective

Will Russia Take the Blame for New Influx of US-NATO Mercenaries in Syria?

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
October 8, 2013

While Western governments and mainstream media outlets continue to downplay the foreign nature of the death squads roaming across the Syrian countryside, preferring to portray the conflict as a mostly Syrian affair, the fact is that the ranks of the so-called rebels are made up largely of foreign fighters who have been organized, trained, armed, and encouraged by Anglo-American powers to enter Syria and join in what they believe is a jihad and the establishment of an Islamic caliphate.

Of course, Western media tends to either tone down information regarding the foreign makeup of the Syrian death squads or even ignore it altogether in an attempt to convince the American/European public that the fighters are, in fact, disenchanted Syrian citizens struggling for democracy and freedom. With the increasing numbers of atrocities and the blatant disregard of the death squads for even the most basic rules of public relations, the nature of the coterie of killers known as the “rebels” has become increasingly hard to conceal.

Regardless, the foreign component of the death squads is well-known among informed observers of the Syrian crisis. Indeed, I, myself, have detailed the foreign nature of these fighters in a past article entitled “Foreign Death Squad Network in Syria Larger Than Stated By West.”

Recent reports have now emerged which bolster the already established fact that the “rebellion” is, in actuality, nothing more than an invasion of foreign fighters backed by the Anglo-American powers and their proxy states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The first report comes from Turkish news agency Taraf regarding information obtained from the organizations’ intelligence sources which indicates that about 500 more “rebel” fighters have entered Syria for the purpose of acting as foot soldiers to fight against the Syrian government. Of these fighters, some are jihadists assembled by Anglo-American powers and their proxies. Others, however, are simply mercenaries earning approximately $1,500 a month, largely recruited by private security firms although clearly at the behest of the same powers organizing the religious fanatics. A third division of the 500 fighters is a contingent of Turkish Kurds.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DNA Tracking Technology Identifies Products and People

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
September 30, 2013

Amidst the growing trend regarding the use of DNA by governments, corporations, law enforcement and the general surveillance state apparatus, researchers have now developed a system of DNA tagging that can be applied to objects, products, or humans in order to track and identify them at a later date.

Essentially, the idea behind this new technology is that a DNA marker is applied to an object, which is then sent on its way down the supply chain. At any point, the product is able to be identified by examining, amplifying, and sequencing the DNA marker which confirms the origin of the product.

Yet, as with the case of all technologies, what may not be inherently evil in and of itself - or even might provide some potential benefits - will inevitably become a tool of oppression by government and law enforcement specifically.

So, while this new technology could possibly prove useful in terms of the supply chain and shipping concerns, in 2013, any technology that is invented and released will immediately be picked up by the relevant government agencies of surveillance and control. Indeed, even before the technology is introduced to the market for commercial interests, law enforcement agencies are preparing to use the DNA markers for riot and crowd control as well other crime-related situations.

Unfortunately, the use of DNA markers for law enforcement purposes is not a technology that is coming sometime in the future – it is already here. Police in both the United States and the U.K are already utilizing the DNA marker technology for tracking specific items.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - September 30, 2013

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - September 30, 2013