Friday, July 29, 2016

In The Name Of Freedom

Hanin Elias
July 29, 2016

I grew up in Syria as a child. My childhood was filled with happy memories surrounded by my family in Damascus and Aleppo. They belong to the Christian minorities but never encountered any problems related to that. Of course, there was always some Islamist extremism that lurked into the country but a very wide majority of Sunni Muslims took it easy, enjoyed secular Syria, and took some pride in being part of a country that had managed to live peacefully and united for decades.

When I see the news about the "civil war," knowing that reality is different by being in touch with real Syrians in the country, I can only say that I have enough of this charade... It is a planned "uprising" engineered in order to further control the Middle East. This wasn’t just pushed by democracy-loving protestors. It is well-organized stratagem planned by foreign countries. Chemical weapons and attacks on hospitals have been used by chosen so-called "moderate" rebels to create more reasons for the West to fight Assad and the Syrian people who lived in secular conditions without religious struggle - including Christians, all sort of Muslims, and other religions.

Saudi Arabia is Syria’s enemy because the Saudi’s stand for Wahhabism and are not tolerant towards religious freedom or musical, artistic or female expression. If Assad fell, democracy would not be the alternative; it would be a Sharia government in its most primitive way!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Turkey Warms To Russia; Pipeline, Sanctions To Be Discussed, Qatar Blames KSA,UAE For Coup

RTR4GAWF-1150x719Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 27, 2016

It’s been over a week since the Turkish coup has taken place and still no one definitively knows what happened, who was behind it, and who was originally meant to benefit. It is rather obvious now that, since the coup did not succeed, Erdogan will find himself in a much safer position domestically than before it took place by virtue of the massive governmental and military purge that has taken place in its aftermath. Internationally, however, is another question.

Still, no one fully knows whether or not Erdogan was actually set to benefit from the coup to begin with. Was Erdogan behind the coup himself? Was Fethullah Gulen behind the coup? Were the nationalists behind the coup? Did Erdogan and the United States stage the coup together to allow for a crackdown and double down on the nationalist faction? Was the coup actually the work of the United States attempting to overthrow Erdogan over his previous moves toward warming relations with Russia? All of these questions have been asked but none have yielded any definitive answer.

What is certain, however, is that Erdogan’s behavior in the weeks after the coup will tell us more about who was actually behind the coup.

While it is still too early to tell who organized the coup or even to fully analyze Erdogan’s behavior afterwards, some recent developments are notable.

The U.S. Tentacles Reach For Syrian Political Parties

Syria PeaceAfraa Dagher
Activist Post
July 27, 2016

On June 23, 2016, The Daily Star reported that the Syrian Socialist Nationalist Party announced that it would hold a vote next month in order to choose a new leader after a party tribunal rejected the re-election of incumbent Asaad Hardan.

There is now a new movement inside the Syrian Socialist National Party (SSNP) which calls itself the Movement of July 8 which has worked to overthrow Hardan.

The opposition to the re-election of Assad Hardan has criticized him for his policy towards the leadership in Syria. In other words, he has been criticized for his support of Syria in its war for sovereignty and unity, an idea that is supposed to be a basic principle of the SSNP itself.

Under the SSNP’s own document and the section entitled “The Aim Of The Syrian Socialist National Party,” the SSNP clearly states:

The eight basic principles of the SSNP embody the doctrine of Syrian nationalism. They proceed in a logical order from a declaration of the existence and nature of the Syrian nation (first principle), to an identification of the character of its cause (second and third principles), to a clarification of its genesis (the fourth principle) and its homeland (fifth principle). The basis of national unity (sixth principle), the sources of national character and consciousness (seventh principle), and the guiding principles of national militancy (eighth principle) are then defined. 

German 'Officials' Call For Constitutional Revision; Military On Streets, Gun Control In Wake Of Munich Shooting

Police evacuate two Munich train stations, citing militant threatBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 26, 2016

The bodies of the victims of Munich’s recent mass shooting barely cold, German “authorities” and politicians have wasted no time in calling for more police state measures and the further clamp down on access to gun ownership in Germany.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann is now pushing for going so far as to revise the German Constitution so that limits placed on using the military domestically can be removed, allowing the German military to be used inside Germany for “large-scale terrorist situations.”

The limits on Germany’s military were put in place after World War II and in response to Germany’s experience with the Nazi regime with all its excesses, totalitarianism, violence, and genocide.

Hermann stated that Germany is “an absolutely stable democracy” and, as such, Germans should be perfectly fine with having their military deployed on German streets.

Baden-Wurttemberg’s Interior Minister also hinted at the possibility of changing the German Constitution in a manner similar to Hermann.

Social Democrats and Greens have criticized the statements as opportunism.

Likewise, Germans are now hearing arguments that Germany’s already oppressive gun laws should be tightened even more, thus restricting an already highly restricted population’s access to firearms and a means to defend themselves from crime and the possibility of a tyrannical government, both concepts Germans should be quite familiar with.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 26, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
July 26, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 26, 2016

Brandon discusses the Munich Shooting, the beheading of a young Syrian boy, U.S. support for terrorist organizations, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Turkey.



Monday, July 25, 2016

Houthi Rebels Invade Saudi Arabia, Launch Ballistic Missile In Counter-Offensive

4126177346_564664c62c_oBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 25, 2016

While the war in Syria continues to rage and the world’s focus osciallates between American elections, terror attacks in Europe, and a failed Turkish coup (which no one really understands), a scrappy band of rebels in Yemen has not only withstood an onslaught from the Saudi-led coalition, they have managed to launch a counteract that amounts to an invasion of Saudi Arabia.

Despite the fact that the Saudi-led coalition has launched a full on attack and invasion of Yemen, a group of poorly armed and poorly trained “militiamen” have successfully defeated the Saudis, Qataris, and Emirates – themselves backed by the United States in terms of intelligence and strategic assistance – and have not only dealt massive blows to coalition forces but have now managed to inflict blows to the Saudis on their own territory.

In a story that went virtually unreported in the West, the Houthis managed to wrest control of three Saudi military bases in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province, located near the Saudi-Yemen border in January of this year. The bases Jabal al-Doud, al-Aril, and Madba were all seized by Houthi forces and fighters with “allied Popular Committees.”

In addition, the Houthi forces along with Yemeni soldiers launched retaliatory shelling strikes inside Saudi Arabia’s al-Makhrouq military base in the southern Najran region.

New Campaign To Ban Pet Homeopathy In The UK

pug-1210025_960_720Brandon Turbeville
July 25, 2016

The mainstream media and medical establishment in the UK has discovered a potentially deadly threat to pets and animals in the kingdom, but that threat is not a fast-spreading disease, destruction of a natural habitat or tainted food. According to some vets, the frightening threat to pet health is homeopathy.

According to reports by the Daily Mail, over 2500 vets, veterinary nurses, “scientists” and “animal lovers” have signed a petition to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons demanding that it blacklist homeopathy.

Homeopathy is practiced by around 50 vets in the UK who are also fully qualified veterinary surgeons who simply offer the treatments in addition to conventional options. The petition signers warn that homeopathy is dangerous and claim to fear for the wellbeing of pets who are treated with the alternative therapy as opposed to conventional medicine.

For instance, Devon vet Danny Chambers states, “the health of animals is totally in the hands of those charged with their care. It is unethical to inflict ineffective alternatives on creatures that have no choice in the matter.”

Western Charity: The Selling, Trading and Weaponization of Syria’s Children

syrian children valentina petrova apDiane Mantzaris
Activist Post
July 24, 2016

More needs to be written about all the US/allied backed al Qaeda and Daesh (ISIS) groups on facebook posing as refugee humanitarian organizations and related charities. Because their pages shared across amongst unsuspecting and caring friends and artist colleagues in Australia, I am writing it up myself.

Western media outlets continue to portray terrorists inside Syria filming each other as factual reporting. This includes the now widely exposed US/UK USAID Cox charity funded White Helmets working hand in hand with Jabhat al Nusra (a faction of al Qaeda) who are billed as rescuers all over our TV sets. Elsewhere, these “charities” operate under different names: run by terrorists billed by western media, left and right, as champions fighting against all odds- humanitarians acting in the interests of refugees and of course- Syria’s children.

In this video, one can see Al Qaeda recruiter American Bilal Abdul Kareem interviewing one of his terrorist comrades in Idlib:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Questions Surrounding The Munich Shooting

munich shootingBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 24, 2016

Days after the German mainstream press attempted to portray the Munich shooter both as an ISIS fighter and a right wing extremist, more information has come to light surrounding the history of the shooter and his motives. But, the more information reported by the mainstream press regarding the incident, the more questions that arise in connection to the incident itself.

To be clear, there is not enough evidence to clearly label this attack as a false flag or as a lone nut incident. Still, there are a number of questions that need to be answered and there are a number of aspects to this case that need to be addressed as potentially more than merely striking coincidences. We must avoid the temptation to label every attack as a false flag but we must never ignore the signs that we are witnessing one.

ISIS/Extremist Narrative Abandoned

Despite their best efforts, the mainstream press was forced to abandon its “suspicions” that the attack was the handiwork of a right wing extremist despite its constant reminders of the possibility that such an attack still could have been conducted by an individual of this variety. Attempts to link the shooter, 18-year old David Ali Sonboly, to Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass shooter and right winger (another incident of a questionable nature) proved unsuccessful despite efforts to do so by numerous agencies. Strangely, the media has been reporting that Breivik’s manifesto was not found Sonboly’s apartment, something for which law enforcement agencies should never have been actively searching for to begin with.

Friday, July 22, 2016

9 Dead In "Suspected Terror Attack" In Munich, Germany; Three Suspects Go On Shooting Spree

Police evacuate two Munich train stations, citing militant threatBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 22, 2016

9 people are confirmed dead in Munich as a citywide manhunt continues at “high speed” for suspects who committed an attack that is being labeled “suspected terrorism” at the Olympia Mall according to Munich authorities.

The attack took place on Friday at the Olympia Mall where as many as three gunmen entered the shopping center and opened fire at passersby apparently at random.

As the Washington Post reports:

An employee inside the mall, who would give only her first name, Sabiha, said she saw a gunman open fire outside her clothing store. The assailant — described as about 6-foot-1 and wearing a black shirt and “some kind of vest” — moved through the corridors before leaving the building, Sabiha told The Washington Post. 
Sabiha said she saw at least two people killed and one injured. 
“I was lucky because he shot toward the other directions, not mine,” she said, speaking from a hiding spot inside a storage room in the store. 
A video clip posted on Twitter showed a gunman opening fire outside a McDonald’s near the shopping complex as people dashed for cover. The man appeared to fire on passersby with a handgun, seemingly at random. 

U.S. 'Vetted' And Armed Syria Terrorist Group That Beheaded Boy, Gave Them TOW Missiles

isis_constitutionBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 22, 2016

While the United States attempts to back away from its association with terrorist group Nour al-Din al-Zinki, the “moderate” terrorist organization whose members recently videotaped themselves beheading a young boy and discussing whether or not to boil his body afterwards, previous reports coming the from the mainstream media reveal that Obama, Kerry, Clinton and crew will not be able to cover their tracks so easily this time around. That is, if they even care to.

This is because reports coming from Business Insider in 2015 reveal that the United States had indeed supported and armed Nour al-Din al-Zinki in the lead up to the heinous act. What’s even more damning, however, is the fact that the group was considered one of the U.S. “vetted” organizations, a designation that was touted as a sure way to avoid arming “extremist” terrorists like ISIS or al-Qaeda.

The lie of vetting and “moderation” is now thoroughly debunked if, for no other reason, than the public beheading of a child.

But there is more! Not only has the United States “vetted,” endorsed, and armed Nour al-Din al-Zinki, it has armed them with TOW missiles, a type of guided missile that is capable of piercing and damaging tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other forms of vehicles found on the battlefield. These missiles are especially dangerous for a number of reasons including the fact that they can be used from a considerable distance.

Erdogan Claims Enemies Responsible For Shoot Down Of Russian Jet, Justifies Mass Arrests

1030722689Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 21, 2016

In the aftermath of the failed Turkish coup which President Erdogan has blamed on the United States via the Gulen Movement, the Erdogan faction has reacted by arresting members of the government and military belonging to the nationalist faction and those who hold nationalist sentiment, including groups of political dissidents and Erdogan opponents.

Now, as the world watches Erdogan’s faction mop up those who may have stood as obstacles to his own political agenda in Turkey, the Turkish government is claiming that the members of the Gulen Movement in Turkey was responsible for the shoot down of the Russian jet that resulted in Russian sanctions and so much international tension not only between Russia and Turkey but also between Russia and NATO.

As Sputnik reports,

A member of the movement tied to the so-called parallel state linked to prominent Turkish oppositionist Fethullah Gulen, who was involved in killing of Russian pilot over Syria last year, participated in attempted coup in Turkey, Mayor of the Turkish capital of Ankara Ibrahim Melih Gokcek said. 
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Groundbreaking Review Shows How Glyphosate Alters DNA Toward Chronic Illness

microbiology-163470_960_720Brandon Turbeville
July 20, 2016

A new review of scientific literature is linking one of the most well known and notorious herbicides in the United States to a variety of diseases as a result of a mechanism that modifies the function of human DNA.

In the review entitled “Glyphosate pathways to modern disease V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins,” conducted by Anthony Samsel, PhD, an independent scientist, and Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology adds yet another litany of reasons why glyphosate is dangerous to human health.

According to the researchers, glyphosate acts as a glycine analogue that incorporates into peptides during the process of protein synthesis. During the course of this process, glyphosate alters some proteins that rely on conserved glycine to fullfill their proper function. This glyphosate substitution for glycine, according to the researchers, correlates with a number of diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, obesity, Parkingson’s disease, diabetes and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

As Samsel and Seneff write in the abstract of their study,

Glyphosate, a synthetic amino acid and analogue of glycine, is the most widely used biocide on the planet. Its presence in food for human consumption and animal feed is ubiquitous. Epidemiological studies have revealed a strong correlation between the increasing incidence in the United States of a large number of chronic diseases and the increased use of glyphosate herbicide on corn, soy and wheat crops. Glyphosate, acting as a glycine analogue, may be mistakenly incorporated into peptides during protein synthesis. A deep search of the research literature has revealed a number of protein classes that depend on conserved glycine residues for proper function. Glycine, the smallest amino acid, has unique properties that support flexibility and the ability to anchor to the plasma membrane or the cytoskeleton.

Report: 3 U.S. Military Personnel Killed In Syria

caskets-for-veterans-1600x500Brandon Turbeville
July 20, 2016

Unconfirmed reports are now trickling in from foreign media organizations such as Fars News andSmart News that three U.S. “military advisers” have been killed in Syria.

Media organization Southfront has also reported on the accounts but has also been unable to confirm or deny the reports at this time.

According to these reports, the three soldiers were killed by a guided missile in Northern Aleppo.

These soldiers, acting in advising capacity, were allegedly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their battle against ISIS in the city of Manbij.

In a separate alleged incident, a U.S. soldier has been supposedly injured in the village of Sareen, also located in Aleppo Province.

Again, it is important to note that these reports have not been confirmed. However, if they are accurate, they will represent the transition to a new level of cost being paid by the United States for its illegal involvement in Syria, starting with the destabilization and proxy war of terror against the Syrian people which escalated with U.S. airstrikes.

With American boots on the ground in Syria, it is only a matter of time before American soldiers wind up bearing the cost for the U.S. government’s geopolitical machinations and the Anglo-American/NATO quest for world hegemony.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Moderate' Terrorists Behead Child On Camera: Paid For By The American Taxpayer

Brandon Turbeville
Era Of Wisdom
July 20, 2016

As the United States and the Western world continue to harp on the unproven allegations of Assad’s alleged “crimes against humanity” and claims that have never had one shred of evidence behind them in regards to his supposed “killing his own people,” the U.S.-backed “moderate” rebels are beheading children in front of the video camera for all to see.

Always known for their brutality and inhumanity to innocent men, women, and children, America’s “rebels” have now sunk to a new low with the beheading of a child (under the age of 12) they had accused of fighting alongside the Liwaa al-Quds (Quds Brigade), a Palestinian militia fighting alongside the Syrian government.

The video, which was recorded by the terrorists of Nour al-Din al-Zinki, an American-backed “rebel” group, shows the child in ragged clothes sitting in the back of a pickup truck surrounded by five bearded terrorists. The child is then laid on his stomach and his hands tied behind his back. After a short intro speech by the executioner, the child’s head is then lifted up and the executioner begins sawing with a small and, apparently, dull knife through the child’s neck. After a few muffled attempts at screaming, the knife having severed the vocal chords early enough to prevent most of that, the executioner holds the child’s head above his own and utters the familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar!” At this point, his chanting friends, more akin to a pack of crazed apes more than anything resembling human, begin repeating the chant and holding their hands in the air, celebrating their kill.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Were the Nice Attacks A False Flag Or A Lone Nut?

freda false flagBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 19, 2016

The recent truck attack in Nice, France was, from the outset, exploited by national governments and reported in a schizophrenic manner that, on one hand, declared the attacker a "weird" loner acting completely on his own by virtue of his many psychological problems while, on the other hand, a terrorist attack aimed at the allegedly democratic institutions of France and the Western world. Among the reports surrounding the attack, many alternative media outlets are suggesting that the attack was yet another false flag engineered or at least facilitated by Western intelligence agencies for the purposes of propaganda, psychic driving, and the establishment of the "new normal" of constant terror and fear.

So which is it?

Is the Nice attack a false flag, a terror attack, or the work of a lone nut in the midst of a psychotic break? At this point, there is not enough evidence to declare a position either way. However, there are some interesting points surrounding the attack that could signal a possible false flag and/or government sponsored terror attack. Because the mainstream outlets refuse to acknowledge the possibility of such an attack, it is incumbent upon us to mention and discuss them at least briefly so that all possibilities are on the table.

Is It A Terror Attack Or A Lone Nut?

While mainstream media outlets and law enforcement agencies are claiming that the attacker, 31-year old delivery driver Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was not known to have any "direct" terror connections and thus an act of a psychologically damaged and depressed man, world leaders are nonetheless condemning the attack as an "act of terror" and are using the attack to justify a greater erosion of what is left of civil liberties and extension of declarations of a state of emergency.

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 18, 2016

Brandon Turbeville
July 19, 2016

Truth on the Tracks with Brandon Turbeville - July 18, 2016

Brandon discusses the Nice attacks, the Turkish coup, Syria, "moderate rebels," and the recent Russian ban on GMOs.



Monday, July 18, 2016

What The Hell Is Happening In Turkey?

7636014-3x2-940x627Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 18, 2016

With Turkey now undergoing the largest military/governmental purge in modern history, the question of Turkey’s future in terms of its domestic stability and structure is in flux and the possibilities facing the world, especially Syria, in regards to any changes of Turkish foreign policy are shaky as well. But even as the question of Syria’s future remains, what about who initiated the coup? Who was behind it? Why was it launched? In other words, what in the hell is happening in Turkey?

Unfortunately, there is not a clear answer to this question. There is, however, context into which we may place the situation for a better understanding of the possibilities and the potential directions of Turkey’s and, as a result, the Middle East’s future. Indeed, what is happening in Turkey will have reverberations that span across the globe in every direction.

The first thing that one must be aware of when discussing the crisis in Turkey is that Turkish politics, like internal politics of most nations but especially those of Middle Eastern countries and those with heavily fractured elements of political, ethnic, religious, and historical/imperial baggage, is extremely complex. While forces at the top of the pyramid may control the direction of the country, at the operative level, there are several different factions in motion in Turkey. Even within branches of the Turkish governmental structure, factions are a major issue that must be considered for any amount of analysis.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Coup Underway In Turkey – Martial Law, Curfews, And Explosions Throughout The Country

TimeforWar_FredaBrandon Turbeville
July 15, 2016

Turkey is now the center of world attention as a military coup has been launched against the Erdogan government. While nothing has been confirmed from media organizations as of yet, some reports coming out of news agencies like CNN are suggesting that the Turkish military has indeed seized control over the government and subsequently imposed martial law.

Other reports are suggesting that Erdogan and his government are still in control, though even the most optimistic reports do not place Erdogan in full control over the Turkish government at the time of the writing of this article.

According to an announcement made by a broadcaster on TRT, a state run news media organization, the military has indeed seized the government. The statement, which was made on behalf of the “Peace in the Nation” council according to the anchor, stated that “The political administration that has lost all legitimacy has been forced to withdraw.”

Earlier in the morning, President Erdogan urged the Turkish people to take to the streets and express support for their government during this coup.

“Go to the streets and give them their answer,” Erdogan told Turks during a Facetime interview on CNN Turk.

“I am coming to a square in Ankara. … This was done from outside the chain of command,” Erdogan said of the military. “Those who are responsible, we will give them the necessary punishment,” he said. It was not clear from where he was speaking.

John Kerry Spills The Beans: Moderate Rebels Not So Moderate

skynews.img.1200.745Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 15, 2016

If anyone was wondering just what caused such an abysmal set of public relations performances by State Department spokesman Mark Toner over the last few months regarding the nature of the “opposition” in Syria and the difference between “moderate” terrorists and “extremist” terrorists, the answer is simple – Toner was given an impossible task which, even under the smallest amount of criticism and questioning, was destined to fall apart.

Indeed, the idea that Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam were somehow “moderate” in any way or separate from ISIS and al-Nusra is and always has been a complete farce. Toner’s display was thus a result of trying to promote a lie that is easily disproven. In the State Department’s defense, convincing Americans of an easily disproven lie has been a relatively easy task throughout the past few decades. This time, however, the alternative press has let the cat out of the bag and even a relatively small conglomeration of unrelated alt news organizations has dismantled a patently absurd falsehood promoted by the U.S. government.

But if this lie was hanging by a thread when Toner was sweating bullets and dancing about like a frightened clown, Skull and Bones John Kerry has officially snapped it. Despite his constant assertion that Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham are completely different from al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, and ISIS (even if there is some harmless “commingling”), Kerry has now admitted that these groups are one and the same.

Alan Watt - Cutting Through The Matrix - Brandon Turbeville's Work Cited

Alan Watt
Cutting Through The Matrix
July 14, 2016 (Posted and Broadcast on May 8, 2016)

May 8, 2016

"Cutting Through the Matrix" with Alan Watt
(Blurb, i.e. Educational Talk)
"Balance and Poise of the Stable Mind
Prevents Hijacking by the Scientific Kind"
© Alan Watt May 8, 2016

Still Recovering - Medical System in Canada - Governments Use Your Tax Money for Mass Slaughter - Eating Machine Comes Home to You - Ruling Elite Have Nothing in Common with Us - Are You Sane? - Hygienic Wars - Fear and Hype - Massive Commerce and Plunder - Vote the Right One In - Conology - What is Life? - The Golem - U.S. Backing of "Moderate" Rebels in Syria - Brandon Turbeville Article, America's Legacy Will Be Its Downfall - John Pilger - Propaganda of Star Trek - Clint Eastwood isn't Riding into Town - Expense of Medicine - Thanks for the Emails and Thoughts of Well-Wishes - Don't Live in Fear - Bit of Improvement for Hamish - Lots of Folk can't Handle Thought of Death - Striving for Some Decency in Humanity.

*Title & Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - May 8, 2016 (Exempting Music and Literary Quotes)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

U.S. Agrees To U.N. "Use Of Force" To "Protect Civilians" In Combat Zones

unitednationstakeoverBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 13, 2016

In yet another step towards the establishment of a world military force that seeks peace through the absence of dissent, the United States announced its support in May for a set of principles that will allow the United Nations’ peacekeeping troops and UN police to use force in order to “protect civilians” in combat zones and areas of armed conflict.

U.S. Ambassador the U.N. and notorious warmonger against Libya and Syria, Samantha Power stated that the Kigali Principles would “make peacekeeping missions more effective, improve security and save lives."

"The Kigali Principles are designed to make sure that civilians are not abandoned by the international community again," said Power.

The Kigali Principles call for countries who contribute troops to UN missions to give UN Peacekeeping Commanders the authority to use military force against “armed actors with clear hostile intent to harm civilians” without waiting for approval from the United Nations and its member states.

"If a commander has to wait hours and hours for guidance from capital, it may mean not being able to react in time to repel a fast-approaching attack on a nearby village," Power added.

The Kigali initiative was introduced by the United States, the Netherlands, and Rwanda in 2015.

According to a report from the Military Times, U.N. peacekeeping forces from the 29 countries signing on to the principles are now required to act if civilians are in danger.
29 countries represents less than a third of United Nations members and include:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

U.S. To Deploy 560 More Troops To Iraq

endless_war-777Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 11, 2016

Years after Obama claimed he ended the war in Iraq, the United States is once again announcing the deployment of hundreds of U.S. military personnel to the embattled Middle Eastern country. This time, the U.S. is announcing the deployment of 560 troops to Northern Iraq for the purposes of “aiding” and “assisting” in the battle for Mosul.

After the hard fought liberation of the Qayara airbase by the Iraqi military, which is located about 50 miles from Mosul, the Department of Defense is allegedly deploying the troops so that they can provide “logistical” and “other” support for the battle for the ISIS-controlled city. In other words, to replace ISIS proxy control over Mosul with U.S. occupation, again. That is, if the re-re-re-conquering of Mosul is actually the goal and not merely the cover by which more American troops are being inserted into Iraq strategically for a coming operation against Syria and/or Russia in Syria.

The new troops will bring the official number of U.S. military soldiers operating in Iraq to about 4,647.

"With the retaking of Qayara West airfield, the Iraqi security forces have once again demonstrated a serious will to fight," Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said.

“The point of seizing that airfield is to be able to establish a logistics and air hub in the immediate vicinity of Mosul. So, there will be U.S. logistics support," he added in a statement to reporters.

Carter is now scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Army Lt. General Sean MacFarland, and Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi. MacFarland is the head of the U.S. coalition against the Islamic State.

Canada Inks Free Trade Deal With Ukraine, Emphasizes Security Relationship

canada ukraineBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 11, 2016

Canada’s Obama, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, is now making good on his task of providing a young and well-spoken face to a continuation of oppression, authoritarianism, globalization, and imperialism, much like his American counterpart did with great success eight years ago. Thus, it was to the cheers of many that Trudeau met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev to announce a greater “cooperation” between the two countries both in security and in trade, despite the announcement being nothing more than the telegraph of a continuation of imperialism and the giant sucking sound of “free trade.”

During the news conference, Poroshenko stated that Ukraine has requested 200 Canadian military trainers to remain in Ukraine after the 2017 expiration date for the current arrangement. While Canadian military “trainers” are currently deployed in Ukraine, Trudeau did not publicly commit to a continuation of the arrangement. Still, he re-emphasized Canada’s “commitment” and “relationship” with Ukraine both on the military and economic front. Given Trudeau’s statements about Russia and the Ukrainian crisis, however, informed observers tend to suspect that Canada’s military role in Ukraine will continue as needed.

Trudeau and Poroshenko also signed a mutual “Free Trade” deal at the meeting, another small step in the direction of globalization and the elimination of anything resembling high living standards for majority of the world’s workforce.

“We are right now focused on the training mission that is going so well for both Canadians and especially for the Ukrainian military,” Trudeau said. “As the situation evolves, we will continue to monitor and look at the best way we can continue to support and help Ukraine and we will do so in the spirit of collaboration and friendship that has always existed between Canada and Ukraine.”

Clashes Between Syrian Army, Kurds Pushes Brzezinski Plan Forward In Syria

brzezinski_geopolitics-777Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 11, 2016

It was only a matter of time before the Syrian military and Kurdish organizations butted heads in Syria over who controls specific territory in the north. Over the past few months and as both the Kurds and the SAA push forward against the ISIS and related Western-backed forces operating near the Turkish border, these confrontations have become increasingly frequent, requiring the help of outside negotiators to defuse the situation and implement a ceasefire.

For instance, as far back as April 20, a heavy firefight was ignited when Kurdish police (Asayish) would not stop at a Syrian border checkpoint in Qamlishi. The fight lasted three days, taking the lives of 10 Kurdish fighters and 22 SAA soldiers as well as 17 civilians. Many innocent lives lost and much time and equipment wasted that could have been spent on ISIS.

On April 22, the Russians were able to secure a ceasefire which was respected by both sides, despite remaining tensions. In Qamlishi, all joint Syrian-Kurdish roadblocks and checkpoints were dismantled as a result. Still, a prisoner swap was organized and taken advantage of almost immediately by both sides.

At the end of the battle, YPG forces found themselves in control of a formerly government-held prison on the outskirts of Qamlishi and the NDF took control over several locations in Qamlishi’s central districts. Government troops still maintain control over about 50 villages on the southern border of the city, despite being effectively surrounding by Kurdish fighters. It is expected that the YPG will eventually attempt to take the city since it is the “capital” of the “Rojava Government” also known as “Syrian Kurdistan.” Such an attempt would result in a fierce battle, however.

Another incident took place in Hasakah on July 3 when the city became the site of sporadic clashes between the SAA and the YPG. Like the result of the Qamlishi deal, a ceasefire was struck between the two sides and a prisoner exchange was made. The SAA will soon hand over control of the Literature College and two other sites recently seized by their forces to the YPG and Asayish.

Monday, July 11, 2016

When the Ice Cream Turned To Blood: Aleppo, A Story Of Suffering

HeartBreaking-Before-And-After-Photos-Of-Aleppo-SyriaAfraa Dagher
Activist Post
July 10, 2016

From the border with Turkey, there is a curse which has yet to leave Aleppo since the beginning of the proxy war with Syria.

It has long been Erdogan’s dream to Annex Aleppo for Turkey. Exactly like his predecessor of the Ottoman occupation stole a part of Syrian land known as Iskenderun.

Today, July 9, 2016 was the worst day for Aleppo. The so-called moderate rebels launched their advanced missiles on residential neighborhoods hitting residential buildings and other civilian locations, including an ice cream parlor. This was supposed to be the time for the people to have some small joy after a month of worship and fasting during Ramadan. It is now time for Break-fast Eid, to denote the end of Ramadan. This is a well-known tradition for Muslims and it is supposed to be well-known even to those who pretend to be Muslims such as groups and gangs like Jaish al-Islam, and Ahrar al-Sham, otherwise known as ISIS.

But all this did not prevent those gangs from launching their new and more advanced missiles on places where Syrian children were having their ice cream with their mothers and families. Indeed, most of the victims were women and children with only 50 martyrs and 300 wounded, many of them in critical condition.

Thus U.S. and its allies have announced what the people want to hear but, on the ground, there is a different reality altogether. They pretend to support the Syrian people while they supply the terrorists with advanced weapons so they can exact revenge on innocent civilians. Every time the Syrian Arab Army advances, with heavy losses to its ranks and the blood of its soldiers, we have new “talks” that do nothing but slow the SAA down.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Former Yemeni President Claims Saudi Funding of Terrorism; Israel, U.S. Supporting Jihadists

saudi_arabia_militaryBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 8, 2016

In an interview with Lebanese television station Al Mayadeen in late June, 2016, Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, deposed by the Western-engineered Arab Spring color revolution in 2011, spoke out against the Saudi funding of terrorist groups and against Western intervention in Yemen for geopolitical purposes.

In addition to pointing out that the Saudis have supported and financed terrorist groups not only in Yemen but across the Arab world as well, Saleh also stated that the United States and Israel use Wahhabism and jihadist ideology to expand their own influence and to destabilize their enemies.

Saleh also claimed that he was offered millions of dollars in bribes by the Saudis if only he would ally himself with the enemies of the Houthis in Yemen, a deal that he says he refused and that he claims is the genesis of the Western-GCC attacks against him.

Saleh admitted that there were differences between his own party and that of the Houthis but stated that the differences were not so great that they would have threatened the unity and stability of the country. A variety of reports regarding internal Yemeni relations prior to Saleh’s 2012 departure and many experts familiar with the situation might disagree on the level at which Saleh and the Houthis differed but, regardless, after the appointment of Abu Rabbu Mansour Hadi as President by the GCC, Saleh has allied himself with the Houthis and vice versa.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Could U.S. Train System Be The Next Environmental, Health Time Bomb?

train-crash-396263_960_720Brandon Turbeville
July 8, 2016

In early May 2016, a CSX derailed in Washington, D.C. spilling ethanol and large amounts of sodium hydroxide next to the Rhode Island Avenue metro station. nearly 8,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide, a highly caustic chemical that is used for dissolving a number of substances including flesh and bone as well as for production in household cleaners.

Local D.C. officials insisted that the fumes posed no threat to public health but many in the D.C. area remained unconvinced.

In fact, Richard Eskow, host of the Zero Hour and Senior fellow at Campaign for America’s Future revealed in his article for the Huffington Post that despite the reassurances of the local officials, he fell ill after spending only a few minutes at the site of the crash with symptoms matching those of exposure to sodium hydroxide. This was the scene in Washington D.C., the nation’s Capitol.

Train wrecks have been occurring since trains have existed. They have caused death, destruction and have had songs written about them. They have, on occasion, even prompted evacuations of whole towns. But these incidents had always been isolated. Over the last 20 years, however, the United States has witnessed an apparent increase not only in derailment but in derailment of trains carrying hazardous materials.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Cannabis Compounds Could Hold Key To Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Treatment

train-crash-396263_960_720Brandon Turbeville
July 8, 2016

New research coming from the Salk Institute in California and published in the Aging and Mechanisms of the Disease journal is suggesting that cannabis compounds may hold the key to a cure for Alzheimer’s. The research is being presented as work that might provide more information on how Alzheimer’s can be treated therapeutically. The scientists found that tetrahydrocannabinol and other compounds found in the cannabis plant is able to remove a toxic protein known as amyloid beta which is associated with the disease.

The Salk Institute describes the protein by writing,

It has long been known that amyloid beta accumulates within the nerve cells of the aging brain well before the appearance of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and plaques. Amyloid beta is a major component of the plaque deposits that are a hallmark of the disease. But the precise role of amyloid beta and the plaques it forms in the disease process remains unclear.

As author of the paper and post-doctoral researcher Antonio Currais states,

Inflammation within the brain is a major component of the damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but it has always been assumed that this response was coming from immune-like cells in the brain, not the nerve cells themselves.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Real New Deal For America - 43 Points

Brandon Turbeville
July 7, 2016

Before Americans become obsessed with debating useless policies and campaign promises or begin their 4 year ritual of “choosing the lesser evil,” it is important to remember that there are real solutions and demands available for a national recovery and a truly free America. A brief summary of some of these solutions and demands are provided below:

1.) End all bailouts of banks and financial institutions. End the concept of “Too Big To Fail.” Any public money given to private banks to maintain solvency must be clawed back by a variety of available means. Banks that find themselves insolvent must be seized by the FDIC for Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. Immediate triage of the bank assets with derivatives being separated and eliminated during this process.

2.) In order to bring back the separation of banks, brokerage houses, and insurance firms, reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

3.) Ban Adjustable Rate Mortgages. Ban Credit Default Swaps.

4.) Enact a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax for revenue generation and to discourage dangerous forms of speculation.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CIA Director Discusses Geoengineering At CFR Event

John_O._Brennan_2015Brandon Turbeville
July 6, 2016

In late June 2016, CIA director John O. Brennan appeared at the Council on Foreign Relations to give a brief talk and take questions from members of the council.

The discussion was designed to address threats to national and global security as well as world stability. Among the threats that Brennan discusses are of course the usual suspects like ISIS and biological warfare, but interestingly enough, Brennan focused heavily on the rapid change and development of technology.

First mentioning the potential for cyber attacks, hacking, and other types of disruptions to the governmental, military and civilian infrastructure of the world, Brennan also mentioned the “problem” of an aging population due to increased longevity as well as the potential for the creation of genetically engineered bacteria to be used for biological warfare purposes. But what has raised many eyebrows is Brennan’s discussion of geoengineering.

While Brennan did not state that geoengineering was currently being conducted, he did go into some discussion about the possibility of geoengineering in the near future.

Brennan stated,

Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

New "CIA Officer Whistleblowing' Video Wreaks Of Disinfo

anthony_freda_studio-777Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
July 2, 2016

Making quite the circuit on the internet landscape is a new video purporting to show a former CIA agent speaking out against the manner in which the “war on terror” is prosecuted and portrayed to the American public. The video has been shared and discussed thousands of times particularly within the alternative media community as evidence that the “war on terror” is one big snowball of bad decisions and blowback.

The video, is a short clip of an interview conducted by AJ+ with Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA Clandestine Services Officer, who makes a number of claims during the three minute clip that range from the reasonable to the absurd. While many alternative media outlets have hailed Fox’s video as “brave” and Fox herself as a whistleblower, it would be wise to analyze her statements for what they are as opposed to praising them simply because they are being presented as “anti-establishment.”

Fox makes a surprising amount of claims for three minutes and she also manages to conflate issues, concepts, and people in a cleverly designed monologue that is clearly scripted for effect.

Fox begins by saying,

Friday, July 1, 2016

Music Legend Kris Kristofferson Misdiagnosed With Alzheimer’s, Goes Public With Lyme

kris kristoffersonBrandon Turbeville
July 1, 2016

For years Kris Kristofferson was told he was suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and would simply have to get used to a failing memory that would only continue to get worse.

Kristofferson had been having trouble with his short-term memory for quite some time and even had problems recounting the past, losing his grasp on memories that even many of his fans could recall, having read biographies and watched documentaries about his life.

Even Kristofferson himself wondered how he was able to continue performing but somehow the songs remained in his mind. But at the age of 79, Kristofferson discovered that he was misdiagnosed and that it was neither Alzheimer’s nor dementia that was causing problems with his memory – it was Lyme disease.

Kristofferson tested positive for the illness earlier this year and the results have led to a completely different form of treatment that has seen a dramatic improvement in his condition. “He was taking all these medications for things he doesn’t have, and they all have side effects,” says his wife Lisa.

But after three weeks of Lyme disease treatment and abstinence from the Alzheimer’s and depression pills prescribed by the doctors who misdiagnosed him, Kristofferson has exhibited a shocking level of improvement. “All of a sudden he was back,” Lisa says. Although there are still some bad days “some days he is perfectly normal and it’s easy to forget that he is even battling anything.”

Arkansas Kratom Ban Yanks Away The Only Help For Pain And Addiction

5982217580_8bc7cc5ccb_z-1Brandon Turbeville
July 1, 2016

The police state has struck again – this time in the state of Arkansas. In what has become an increasing trend across the country, the natural pain killer, stress reliever and recovery assistant known as Kratom has been added to the list of Schedule 1 narcotics by the Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas is now the sixth state to ban the plant along with Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Vermont and Indiana.

Kratom, aka mitragyna speciosa, is not an opiate but functions in a similar manner, i.e. attaching to activating opoid receptors. The substance has been shown to alleviate chronic pain and anxiety as well as aid in overcoming addiction despite its own “euphoric effects.”

Studies in mice have actually demonstrated impressive results in overcoming addiction to cocaine. Many Kratom users have also sung the plant’s praises in regards to heroin addiction. Kratom users claim that the substance is an excellent substitute for prescription pain medication as well as the addiction that comes with prescribed opiates.

In an interview with an Arkansas Kratom user going by the name of Lisa, she related her own experience of liberation from the tyranny of the medical system and addiction to prescription medication as a result of using Kratom.

EU Nations Fight To Ban Glyphosate, Monsanto Threatened By EU Decision

flag-1463476_960_720 (1)Brandon Turbeville
June 30, 2016

As the European Union dominates the news headlines across the world, the Brexit is not the only controversy brewing in Europe. Never known for its democratic values, European nations have nevertheless refused to back an extension of the use of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – a decision that could strike a major blow to the multinational corporation.

EU politicians regulators, researchers, U.S. politicians, corporate representatives, farmers and activists are now embroiled in a debate regarding the continued use of the ubiquitous herbicide. Glyphosate is well known for its adverse effects on human health and the environment, and as a result of greater public awareness of the dangers of the chemical, pressure has been placed on national governments to begin a transition away from it.

The EU executive responsible for licensing glyphosate had attempted to renew the license for up to 15 years, but after two meetings in early 2016, was unable to win enough support from EU nations to do so. The EU then offered to make a limited extension for 12-18 months to allow time for more research and debate. Despite the appearance of compromise, however, the proposal did not win the qualified majority needed for passage.

If the EU is unable to achieve a majority decision, the executive may submit the proposal to an appeal committee made up of political representatives of EU member states. If there is no decision made by this committee, the EU commission will demonstrate its reputation for popular democracy and adopt its own proposal.

DARK Act Passes Senate Committee, A Coup For Big Ag Corporations

apples-GMO-DARK-Act-620x360-1-700x406Brandon Turbeville
June 29, 2016

On Tuesday June 23rd, it was reported that the Senate’s Agriculture Committee had reached a deal on GMO food labeling and what is essentially a slightly modified version of what clean food proponents have labeled the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know Act).

Senators, corporations and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association are hailing the bill as the victory for the art of compromise. While labeling proponents and otherwise thinking Americans realize that the bill is nothing more than an attempt to prevent them from actually knowing what they’re eating as well as an attempt to prevent states from making that information available to them.

Vermont’s own GMO labeling law comes into effect on July 1st but the Senate’s new bill would preempt that law and other state laws that would require food producers to simply inform consumers of the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Many national food companies have already begun adding simple, on-package GMO labels, many of them doing so in order to comply with the Vermont law proving that labeling can be achieved without economic collapse, mass starvation and the implosion of the universe.

The new bill, however, will reaffirm the alleged and disproven “scientific consensus” that GMOs are safe and allow food companies to avoid any mention of the process of genetic engineering on food packaging. GMO ingredients may be disclosed through digital codes and smart phone apps as well as phone numbers as opposed to on-package language. It would nullify the Vermont law and other laws similar to it and provide exemptions for food manufacturers that are considered very small, a designation exploited by major agricultural companies on a daily basis.

The law also allows for the USDA to determine the amount of GMOs that might be present in food before it is considered a bioengineered food. Foods that have egg products, poultry and meat as main ingredients will be exempted. There are no federal penalties provided for violation of the labeling requirements.