Friday, October 19, 2018

Breaking: Saudi Arabia Confirms Khashoggi Dead After Consulate Melee

A few news items

MEMO

"Saudi Arabia has said the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, is dead.
The news, which cited preliminary findings from an official investigation, was announced on state television on Friday. It said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate, leading to the death of the reporter.
It was also announced that Gen Ahmed al-Asiri, an intelligence chief linked to the case, had been dismissed. Eighteen Saudi nationals were said to have been arrested"
BBC 
 Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country's state TV reported quoting an initial probe.
It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair.
The news bulletin said 18 Saudi nationals have now been detained as part of the continuing probe.
This is the first time the kingdom has admitted Mr Khashoggi has died.
Saudi King Salman has also reportedly ordered the formation of a ministerial committee, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed, to restructure the intelligence services.
DW

Saudi Arabia says journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after 'fist-fight' at consulate
Early findings from a Saudi investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi confirm he is dead. A high-level intelligence official has been fired and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested.
The preliminary results of a Saudi investigation into missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi confirm that he died at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Saudi state media reported on Saturday.
Khashoggi died following a "fist-fight" at the consulate, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
"The discussions between Jamal Khashoggi and those he met at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul ... devolved into a fistfight, leading to his death," SPA reported, citing the public prosecutor.
"The investigations are still underway and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested," a statement from the Saudi public prosecutor said, adding that royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri have been sacked from their positions.
From earlier this week:
But that could change! Or not.

Go Away "Sir" Bob Geldof

And take Bono with you!

"Sir"Bob Geldof is one of those people who should not be revered.  He is a false idol.  
He deserves no idealization. No special status. And is certainly in no position to judge anyone.. since he cannot live up to the standards he measures others by!


"Putin and Erdogan, Trump and Xi Jinping – all these people are not leaders, they are gang bosses," said Mr Geldof. "Their authority comes through force and fear."
"As individuals, they may survive as the gang boss, but ultimately, their system will fail because it can never give to the people that which all individual people need and crave – which is freedom," he said.

Where does Sir Bob's authority come from? It comes from perception management applied on a massive scale. He's a packaged product to push a specific agenda. Period.

Bob Geldoff- Venture Capitalist/Global Profiteer/ Enterprising Investor

Bob Geldof has a sales pitch for Africa

Africa is a unique opportunity because it is a “blank slate.” A lack of investment left what Geldof terms “corkers,” firms poised to take off once they get capital.

Although the continent’s status as the “resource mother lode of the planet” is important, he stressed that the extractive industries only account for a quarter of the economy.

“Agriculture is the basis of all the total African economy across the board. Not resources. 

Agriculture. Agriculture is the growth area,” Geldof said.

He's not talkin' feeding the starving. He's talking making profits.

Let's recall Bob Geldoff the arms buyer? He had to have known, despite, his denials. There is NO WAY he did not!

Sorry Bob, Band Aid millions DID pay for guns: Charity's man in Ethiopia tells his disturbing story

Now the BBC has reported that substantial amounts of money  -  some of it raised by Band Aid  -  were siphoned away from relief efforts and went to fund guns for Ethiopian warlords during the Eighties.

Bob Geldof has responded with a vitriolic attack, dismissing the story as 'total b******s' and accusing the BBC of a 'total collapse of standards'. He has branded the BBC World Service a 'rotten old cherry'.
Name calling Sir Bob?
He said: 'Produce one shred of evidence, one iota of evidence, and I promise you I will professionally investigate it, and I will sue the Ethiopian government, who were the rebels at the time, if there is any money missing, for that money back now.'
He added: 'Let me be specific. There is not a single shred of evidence that Band-Aid money was diverted. It could not have been.' 
The CIA, in a 1985 report, also alleged aid money was being misused and 'diverted for military purposes'.

A successful government overthrow needs weapons..
Today, for the first time, the Band Aid man on the ground in Ethiopia speaks out exclusively to The Daily Mail, saying he believes it is possible that up to 20 per cent of donor's money went to fund the rebels.
Furthermore, he told me that he personally sympathised with the rebel cause he calls 'a liberating force', and travelled in convoys he suspected were transporting arms to them.
John James was Band Aid Field Director in Ethiopia from 1985-91 and was awarded an MBE for his charity work. He says: 'I would be surprised if it were any less than 10-20 per cent of funds were diverted to the rebels.
'Did I sympathise with the rebels? Yes. We would not have tolerated any direct assistance in the purchase of arms or condoned it, but just remember it was a highly complex situation.'
James, a farmer who is now 85 and living in Devon, adds: 'I think it is ridiculous for anybody to claim that not one penny of aid money was diverted.

Geldof Denies Live Aid Money Used For Arms 


BBC Report 

Forgotten history, sure, but the past affects the future. Bob Geldoff is just another geo-political player on a global scale. Manipulating you and I for profit. Profit at any cost.
But, a great humanitarian? He is not!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Khashoggi Disappearance and the Stalled Vision 2030 Plan: Our Vexed and Bitter Masters Seek Regime Change Again

Scott Creighton wrote this post. It's excellent!
I urge you to read every bit of it.

"Back in April of this year, a journalist in Gaza wearing a vest marked "PRESS" was deliberately shot and killed by IDF snipers. That brings the total number killed to 18 since the start of the Second Intifada. No one of consequence called for regime change in Israel.

As of July this year, there had already been six journalists killed in Mexico by drug cartels linked to Mexico's corrupt government and our own intelligence services. The last one beaten to death in a horrific murder. Last year the number of journalists murdered set a new record for the country at 42. As far as I know, the MSM and Lindsey Graham have yet to call for sanctions and regime change.

In Columbia there have been two murdered for covering things the rulers didn't want covered. But we like Columbia's neoliberal government so for now, not a peep about changing it.

What makes the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi so different? This is a question a few writers and researchers have been asking themselves and a couple of us have come to some honest, sensible, business-oriented answers... since of course the U.S. and her allies are all about Business.
Image result for jamal khashoggi embassy

Now let's be clear. I write about Khashoggi's disappearance because the only hard evidence that we have before us is this...


That is a blurry image of a middle aged man walking toward the door of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. It is not proof of a murder. It is proof someone walked toward a door and then entered the building.

Everything else is speculation or statements from "anonymous sources close to the investigation" meaning it's all baseless rumor, innuendo or deliberate disinformation.

It is entirely possible that the man in the image is not Jamal Khashoggi. And it is entirely possible that it is.

Therefore it is also entirely possible that Khashoggi is not dead by the hands of the Saudis and simultaneously... it is.

But it is not definitive by any stretch of the imagination in either way... unless all of a sudden you take our intelligence assets at face value as if they never lied to us before. Which is quite a leap of faith in my opinion."

 Read the rest here
Scott was gracious enough to link to my previous post on this very subject:

Mockingbird’s Usurper Eggs: Media Psyops & The Further Subordination of Saudi Arabia

 In closing:

This is my 11th year of blogging. The media disinfo surrounding this event is incredible.  
And non credible. That is the main stream and the alternative, both.
Wild speculation. Gruesome conjecture. Sordid and sundry surmising's.
To use an older term, I've been gobsmacked, to witness the discourse around this event.

 'If it bleeds it leads" And most every one follows.

And if it's been sliced and diced and stuffed in a bag? All the better! 
I guess that's why those that hold the power can get away with what they do? 
Because we, as a whole, are so easily manipulated and lead.  Sigh....... Good night.
 

From earlier today: 

The Dark Story Behind "Human Forced Global Warming" Rebrand "Climate Change"

The Dark Story Behind "Human Forced Global Warming" Rebrand "Climate Change"

Following up on:  F-f-f-f-f Freezing! Yup, the heats on in the house!


F. William Engdahl

Just part of his very informative article:

The new IPCC report, SR15, declares that global warming of 1.5°C will “probably“ bring species extinction, weather extremes and risks to food supply, health and economic growth. To avoid this the IPCC estimates required energy investment alone will be $2.4 trillion per year. Could this explain the interest of major global banks, especially in the City of London in pushing the Global Warming card?

This scenario assumes an even more incredible dimension as it is generated by fake science and doctored data by a tight-knit group of climate scientists internationally that have so polarized scientific discourse that they label fellow scientists who try to argue as not mere global warming skeptics, but rather as “Climate Change deniers.” What does that bit of neuro-linguistic programming suggest? Holocaust deniers? Talk about how to kill legitimate scientific debate, the essence of true science. Recently the head of the UN IPCC proclaimed, “The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over.”
 
What the UN panel chose to ignore was the fact the debate was anything but “over.” The Global Warming Petition Project, signed by over 31,000 American scientists states, “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”
‘Chicken Little’
The most interesting about the dire warnings of global catastrophe if dramatic changes to our living standards are not undertaken urgently, is that the dire warnings are always attempts to frighten based on future prediction. When the “tipping point” of so-called irreversibility is passed with no evident catastrophe, they invent a new future point.
In 1982 Mostafa Tolba, executive director of the UN Environment Program (UNEP), warned the “world faces an ecological disaster as final as nuclear war within a couple of decades unless governments act now.” He predicted lack of action would bring “by the turn of the century, an environmental catastrophe which will witness devastation as complete, as irreversible as any nuclear holocaust.”
We're still here!
In 1989 Noel Brown, of the UN Environmental Program (UNEP), said entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. James Hansen, a key figure in the doomsday scenarios declared at that time that 350 ppm of CO2 was the upper limit, “to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted.” Rajendra Pachauri, then the chief of the UN IPPC, declared that 2012 was the climate deadline by which it was imperative to act: “If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late.” Today the measured level is 414.
 Haven't head of entire nations being wiped off the face of the earth... And it's 2018
As UK scientist Philip Stott notes, “In essence, the Earth has been given a 10-year survival warning regularly for the last fifty or so years. …Our post-modern period of climate change angst can probably be traced back to the late-1960s…By 1973, and the ‘global cooling’ scare, it was in full swing, with predictions of the imminent collapse of the world within ten to twenty years…Environmentalists were warning that, by the year 2000, the population of the US would have fallen to only 22 million. In 1987, the scare abruptly changed to ‘global warming’, and the IPCC (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was established (1988)…”

Flawed Data
A central flaw to the computer models cited by the IPCC is the fact that they are purely theoretical models and not real. The hypothesis depends entirely on computer models generating scenarios of the future, with no empirical records that can verify either these models or their flawed prediction. As one scientific study concluded, “The computer climate models upon which “human-caused globalwarming” is  based have  substantial  uncertainties  and  are  markedly unreliable. This is not surprising, since the climate is a coupled,non-linear  dynamical system. It is very complex.” Coupled refers to the phenomenon that the oceans cause changes in the atmosphere and the atmosphere in turn affects the oceans. Both are complexly related to solar cycles. No single model predicting global warming or 2030 “tipping points” is able or even tries to integrate the most profound influence on Earth climate and weather, the activity of the sun and solar eruption cycles which determine ocean currents, jet stream activity, El ninos and our daily weather.
An Australian IT expert and independent researcher, John McLean, recently did a detailed analysis of the IPCC climate report. He notes that HadCRUT4 is the primary dataset used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to make its dramatic claims about “man-made global warming”, to justify its demands for trillions of dollars to be spent on “combating climate change.” But McLean points to egregious errors in the HadCRUT4 used by IPCC. He notes, “It’s very careless and amateur. About the standard of a first-year university student.” Among the errors, he cites places where temperature “averages were calculated from next to no information. For two years, the temperatures over land in the Southern Hemisphere were estimated from just one site in Indonesia.” In another place he found that for the Caribbean island, St Kitts temperature was recorded at 0 degrees C for a whole month, on two occasions. TheHadCRUT4 dataset is a joint production of the UK Met Office’s Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. This was the group at East Anglia that was exposed several years ago for the notorious Climategate scandals of faking data and deleting embarrassing emails to hide it. Mainstream media promptly buried the story, turning attention instead on “who illegally hacked East Anglia emails.”
Astonishing enough when we do a little basic research, we find that the IPCC never carried out a true scientific inquiry into the possible cases of change in Earth climate. Manmade sources of change were arbitrarily asserted, and the game was on.
Malthusian Maurice Strong
Few are aware however of the political and even geopolitical origins of Global Warming theories. How did this come about? So-called Climate Change, aka Global Warming, is a neo-malthusian deindustrialization agenda originally developed by circles around the Rockefeller family in the early 1970’s to prevent rise of independent industrial rivals, much as Trump’s trade wars today. In my book, Myths, Lies and Oil Wars, I detail howthehighly influential Rockefeller group also backed creation of the Club of Rome, Aspen Institute,Worldwatch Institute and MIT Limits to Growth report. A key early organizer of Rockefeller’s ‘zero growth’ agenda in the early 1970s was David Rockefeller’s longtime friend, a Canadian oilman named Maurice Strong. Strong was one of the early propagators of the scientifically unfounded theory that man-made emissions from transportation vehicles, coal plants and agriculture caused a dramatic and accelerating global temperature rise which threatens civilization, so-called Global Warming.
An oil man pushing man made global warming- Oh my, say it isn't so!
 
 Please read the rest at the link embedded in the author's name- at the top


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

F-f-f-f-f Freezing! Yup, the heats on in the house!

And it has been since this Sunday. October 12/18.
With colder then usual weather getting off to an early start.
We've had two frost warnings this week with night time temps hitting 32F or 0C
Tonight we have our second frost warning- with rain or wet snow depending on how cold it gets. Yes, I said snow. We are below our so called seasonal norms or averages.

I reside in an area of Canada, atop the escarpment, that should have some buffering from this early cold because the two great lakes, Erie and Ontario,  both warm over the summer and generally moderate the climate in this area. 
The Niagara Escarpment

 I've said before and I'll say it again the trend is colder where I reside.

We garden, forage etc., and notice the later garden starts, from say 20 years ago. 
Spring comes later and later. Summer is short. Then it gets too cold too soon.

This is what I've observed over an extended time period.
The brow of the escarpment

btw: I love this area. It's Beautiful.

Great for hiking and biking. Lots of open spaces and beautiful places and did I mention wineries?
If not? Wineries!

The images are from this article
Discovering the Escarpment through photography



Balls Falls

 Of course Niagara Falls- and all kinds of  other waterfalls, big and small, left from the retreat of ice and the melt waters. Did I say ice? Why yes I did. Ice and lots of it, covered this part of Canada. Then it warmed and the ice retreated and melted. (no "big oil" assistance. I expect for what ever reason the sun warmed the earth more then it had been- makes sense)
Carving the land and leaving behind so much beauty- That's our planet!

 If carbon was a 'greenhouse gas'  that warmed the globe. I would not be experiencing a trend to cooling.
Pay up or the earth get's it!
James Corbett's latest

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mockingbird’s Usurper Eggs: Media Psyops & The Further Subordination of Saudi Arabia

 The Khashoggi psychological operation just goes on and on. The pressure on Saudi Arabia is very immense.  It’s been quite a show. An eye opener in how disinfo spreads through the media.
Alt and msm.


Khashoggi was killed by the Saudis?

 It was clear that this news was laid, like an egg, in the media, most likely by the CIA, aided by their mockingbirds in the so called ‘real news media’ and the alt media.
Mockingbird

 What's with the bird analogy?


 Mockingbirds often hatch the eggs of other kinds of birds- Most often cowbirds.

 Mockingbirds do this because it gives their eggs an advantage for survival.


 Mockingbird media is like this as well. 

  Think of  actual mockingbird eggs as real news and usurper eggs as fake news. 
  Interested parties, lay fake news eggs in among the real news eggs.  All eggs are given equal care by the Mockingbird (media)
 Eventually both fake news and real news eggs are hatched (reported on)  leave the nest (disseminated) and spread off to new territories, places and or spaces (further spreading via the so called alt media)


Let’s get back to the origins of the Saudi consulate killers story

It originated with Washington Post. Of course.Linked to in this post
 Who is informing the reader that the Turkish officials (unnamed of course) told US officials (unamed as well) that their were audio and video recording supporting the theory of Khashoggi being killed? The Washington Post. And no one else. 
 From there the story was nurtured, hatched and flew away..It’s a news report with no verification of claims at all. It can’t be taken as anything but disinfo. A usurper egg laid in a mockingbird nest.
 Yesterday there was still more usurper eggs laid in the mockingbird media nest that didn’t come to pass-
That  usurper egg was definitely hatched and took flight.

Question: What’s really going on here?

Answer: The further subordination of Saudi Arabia. If one can imagine that possible?


MBS was extolled by the US.  But along the way something changed.. Perhaps it was  Saudi awareness? Self-preservation? I can only guess.
 To me it appears that all nations on the remake list are by now aware of their impending... just a matter of time... destabilization. Dismantling. Call it what you want?
Heck it was written about here, at this blog, years ago.
But there is this weird quiet on the 5 eyes media front. Alt and main stream. 
Regarding the ongoing remake in the region of the middle east.
Why is that? 

I touched on that some time ago. Obfuscating for the agenda.
When the dust finally settles it can all be claimed as happenstance. Except, it wasn't.

The remake of the region is continuing on apace.I’ve written on this subject way to often already to go into it again. Instead I’ll quote from a Yeni Safak Oped- Turkey is aware. Syria knows. Iran is fully cognizant they are going to be targeted.  So we should accept the fact that Saudi Arabia is just as aware of their own planned destabilization.
"It is a multidimensional dark incident ranging from the U.S. to Europe, from Saudi’s internal power structure to the disintegration between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, from the redesign of the region to Saudi-Iran war scenarios, from the rapport between Qatar and Turkey,

Turkey and Saudi Arabia must close all doors of the Khashoggi case calling on to international intervention and that aim to provoke both countries.

A plan aimed at pitting Turkey and the Arab world against each other is being implemented. They are selling the "Ottoman fear" to work the "anti-Turkey sentiment" theory on Arab streets. This plan is a major destruction project aimed at our region
Wake up, we are all in the same boat!

The invasion of Iraq, the Syrian war, Daesh, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) project, July 15 and this new "Arab wave" are a part of the big scenario, the map operation that is aimed at our region a century later. The fronts from a century ago are being established. Yet, contrary to popular belief, we are all in the same boat"
This project swallowed Iraq and Syria. Now it is targeting Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran. If their conflict and confrontation plans between these three big countries succeed, the entire region will collapse.

Remaking the region- It's on!


Now we’ll talk Khashoggi/psyops and forcing Saudi Arabia to bend further to US edicts-
What’s at stake?


What if this is not about seperating Kash (Bandar disappearwd too) but state sponsorship. S400

The S-400
"Talks for Saudi Arabia to acquire the Russian S-400 SAM system are continuing...
Having become operational 11 years ago, the S-400 remains Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft weapon in service. It was designed to detect and shoot aerodynamic and ballistic targets. The S-400 employs the 48N6 family of missiles with a launch weight of about two tons (4,400 pounds) and a range of up to 240 km (130 nm). The latest 40N6 missiles extend that range up to 400 km (215 nm). For engaging targets at shorter ranges, the system may use the smaller 9M96 and 9M100 families, weighing from 240 kg (530 pounds) upwards.

Saudi Arabia signed a memo of intent to acquire advanced Russian weaponry during King Salman’s visit to Moscow in October last year with intent to formalize a deal in 2018"
Iran extends a fig leaf to Saudi Arabia

Iran days ago offered fig leaf to saudis to restart negotiations to create and build regional agreements. Kind of like M. AM. Meeting the Abdullah?
Delete


found the report regarding iran's offer to Saudi Arabia
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/04/576056/Zarif-Saudi-Arabia-Trump-humiliation

"Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in order to build a strong region together and put an end to the US humiliation of regional countries.

“President Trump repeatedly humiliates the Saudis by saying they can't last 2 weeks without his support,” Zarif said in a Thursday tweet.

“This is the recompense for the delusion that one's security can be outsourced. We again extend our hand to our neighbors: let's build a "strong region", and stop this conceit,” the Iranian top diplomat added.
 Iranian AND Saudi Energy Ministers Cavorting with the "Tsar" !
This is relevent:

https://en.trend.az/world/russia/2959583.html

Putin can meet with energy ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia on October 3

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the plenary session ‘Sustainable Energy for a Changing World’ during the Russian Energy Week International Forum. On the sidelines of the forum he will be able to briefly meet with the heads of energy ministries of Iran and Saudi Arabia - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and Energy Minister of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-Falih, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told on Tuesday, TASS reports.

So we have Iran extending the fig leaf to Saudi Arabia and Putin meeting with the oil ministers of both nations at the beginning of this month. And Saudi Arabia wanting to purchase the S-400's.
Mockingbird media doesn't mention regional remake

 In these three news items we see that Saudi Arabia was, by all appearances, moving in an independent direction. This had to have been a problem for the US and it's military industrial complex!

Scott at nomadiceverymanhas been doing some excellent work exposing this very situation 
The same one I'm writing here about- Forcing Saudi Arabia to comply by hook or crook!

Scott touches on the move to bring in the Magnistky act as more blackmail of Saudi Arabia, as was done here October 11/18  US to Apply the Magnitsky Act Regarding the Khashoggi Incident?

 Going so far as regime change should that be required. Nothing is off the table!

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Khashoggi Incident: Forcing Regime Change in Saudi Arabia?

A regime change operation of a different kind.

I'm really starting to accept this as a possibility- for a number of reasons that I'd hoped to touch on, but, don't have time to right now. The paragraph below should suffice
 
Relevant information from the Atlantic Council- The Khashoggi Affair: Back to the Future

Regardless of how the mystery ends, the Khashoggi affair is likely to have profound repercussions in Saudi-Western relations and perhaps inside Saudi Arabia itself. King Salman and family elders may realize that the Kingdom’s emergence from years of conservative and cautious foreign policies into a more aggressive stance inside and outside their borders may have gone too far. The logical conclusion to that line of thought would be another realignment of their top leadership.
Failing that, the pressure, particularly from the US Congress, is not likely to let up. 
Sure sounds like regime change! Realign your top leadership or the US is going to increase the pressure

Has Saudi Arabia acquiesced?

Saudi’s To Report Death of Khashoggi as “interrogation gone wrong” Maybe.