Sunday, November 18, 2018

Foregone Conclusion: CIA says MBS Ordered Khashoggi Assassination & Another Wife Appears.

Couldn't let this pass- Let's call it a foregone conclusion.
As had been expected: Fitting the intelligence to the agenda.
Also interesting, another Khashoggi wife has come out of the shadows

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month

The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence.

Concluded with high confidence 

In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources of intelligence, including a phone call that the prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, had with Khashoggi...
A phone call. No mention of what was said, but, a phone call.

"people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity"
So, say people. What people? Familiar people, of course. Speaking anonymously. Of course. 

Disputed by an actual named person, who gives their actual position:
 Fatimah Baeshen, a spokeswoman for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, said the ambassador and Khashoggi never discussed “anything related to going to Turkey.”
She ( named person, holding an identified position) added that the claims in the CIA’s “purported assessment are false. We have and continue to hear various theories without seeing the primary basis for these speculations.”
The CIA’s conclusion about Mohammed’s role was also based on the agency’s assessment of the prince as the country’s de facto ruler who oversees even minor affairs in the kingdom.  The accepted position is that there is no way this happened without him being aware or involved,” said a U.S. official familiar with the CIA’s conclusions.
Another unnamed official. 
A spokesman for the CIA declined to comment.
The Washington Post article reminds me of a post by fellow blogger Yaya:

The Fine Journalistic Art of Innuendo


 The entirety of the Washington Post article can be boiled down to one word: Innuendo

 Common Dreams... whose credibility on many things is sorely lacking is happy to extol the virtues of the CIA report as long as they can take pot shots at Trump- That's some real journalistic integrity in action over there.

Happy to Gobble Up Whatever Saudis Say, Trump Reportedly "Skeptical" of CIA Determination That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Hit

"All the circumspection,laughter , and Trump administration statements that even at the time seemed bizarre and gullible, say critics, appear even more damning on Friday night after the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency believes the evidence shows that Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, directly ordered the murder of  journalist Jamal Khashoggi."
 Common Dreams, pathetically, extols it's readers to actually believe the CIA, based on an appeal to ridicule tactic.  Because the CIA is not known for extreme manipulation. Or abuse. Lies. Fabrications. Manipulations. Human experimentation. And other horrific activities.
Nah............... We should take the CIA's word at face value because.. HA HA HA Trump administration?

Jamal Khasshogi had a wife!
An Egyptian woman says she married Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a religious ceremony in the United States this year, months before he was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey while seeking papers needed to marry a different woman.
The disclosure of the marriage, which Khashoggi appears to have kept hidden from his Turkish fiancee and even members of his family, adds to the complicated timeline of Khashoggi's final months before he was killed by a team of Saudi assassins in October.
In an interview, the woman said she was coming forward to reveal her relationship with Khashoggi because "as a Muslim wife, I want my full right and to be recognised".
She spoke on the condition that she be identified only by her first initial and last name, H. Atr, citing concern for her security and her job.
Atr provided The Washington Post with text messages that she and Khashoggi exchanged and photos of them together, including some from their wedding ceremony, which took place in June in a Washington suburb.

If she were to establish that she was Khashoggi's legitimate wife, Atr could be in a position to claim part of any compensation that his family collects from the Saudi government.
Atr said that she has provided photos and other evidence of her marriage to Saudi and Turkish officials at a consulate in the Middle East. Some of those photos surfaced online this week in a series of posts to a Twitter account supportive of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Atr said she is 50 years old, resides in the Persian Gulf region and spent time with Khashoggi mainly when business travel brought her to the United States. She said they met nearly a decade ago at a media forum in the Middle East, but that their romantic relationship began over the past year.
She said she saw him for the last time in early September, and that while he sometimes expressed concern that the Saudi government might retaliate against him, he did not believe his life was in danger.
"He never thought they would assassinate him," she said. "He knew they could kidnap him and beat him, but he never thought they would go as far as to kill him."
An imam who presided over the ceremony, Anwar Hajjaj, did not respond to requests for comment. He is listed online as a professor of Islamic studies and education at American Open University in Virginia.
Greencrow:  CIA has moved its lips....Ipso facto we are now assured that MBS IS INNOCENT of Khashoggi False Flag Murder 

Scott at Nomadiceveryman: Bernie Sanders (once again) Promotes CIA Khashoggi Propaganda on Behalf of Neoliberal Oligarchs of America

Saturday, November 17, 2018

KNM Helge Ingstad: Norwegian Warship, Under NATO Command, Sinks After Collision

With an oil tanker! 
How familiar is this narrative in the past couple of years? 
War ships coming into contact with lumbering transport/merchant ships.  
For no sensible reason at all... Only negligence (stupidity/arrogance) on the part of the military crews.

 USS John McCain:
USS Fitzgerald:

In both previous incidents the ships and their crews were at fault, and responsible for subsequent losses of life.

KNM Helge Ingstad

KNM Helge Ingstad:

A maritime blunder then a ruinous rescue attempt has left a multi-million dollar warship under NATO command almost entirely submerged in a Norwegian fjord.
A large hole was torn into the side of KNM Helge Ingstad when it collided with a Malta-registered oil tanker, Sola TS, in the early hours of November 8. 
The frigate, one of five in the Scandinavian country's navy, had been moving around inner fjords in western Norway for navigation training before it collided with the 250-meter long tanker (820 ft) that was sailing out of an oil terminal. 
Clearly the navigation training was a failure. As was the operation to to move the ship.
While military crew reportedly drove the vessel up on underwater rocks in order to prevent it from sinking, the tanker emerged relatively unscathed. 
But efforts to move the 5,500-ton warship to a safe place went catastrophically wrong this week after cables attached to hold it in place snapped.
Now all that remains above the waterline is the frigate's top, antennas
But efforts to move the 5,500-ton warship to a safe place went catastrophically wrong this week after cables attached to hold it in place snapped. 
Now all that remains above the waterline is the frigate's top, antennas and radar, leading local media to speculate how a ship designed for war failed to avoid a slow-moving 150,000-ton tanker.

I'd suggest the crews of the USS John McCain or USS Fitzgerald could shed some light on how it's possible a ship, highly maneuverable, could fail to avoid a slow moving 150,000 ton tanker?

The images are nothing short of stunning:

KNM Helge Ingstad

Sinking Deeper

“KNM Helge Ingstad“ sank deeper in the water during night to Tuesday, photos made public by the Norwegian Defense show.
Tuesday morning, most of the navy ship is under water.

Friday, November 16, 2018

A First: US to Vote Against UN Resolution Condemning Israeli "Control" of Golan Heights

Haaretz; The resolution is 'biased against Israel,' U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley says 

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Thursday that she would vote against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The resolution entitled "The Occupied Syrian Golan" is scheduled for a vote on Friday.
It will be the first time the U.S. votes against the resolution. The country has abstained from voting on the move in the past.
In a press release, Haley said that the U.S. "will no longer abstain when the United Nations engages in its useless annual vote on the Golan Heights." 

The US will NO LONGER abstain. So, this is a definite change, benefiting the Israeli state, in US policy 

The resolution is "biased against Israel" and in light of tensions on the Syrian border, there is no justification for supporting the move, the statement said.
 How is the resolution biased against Israel? Explain Nikki Haley? You say the words, but, what do they mean? Biased against Israel? Reality being Golan was Syrian territory taken/annexed by Israel. And Israel has been creating and sustaining the tensions on the border.
 Taking Golan wasn't a fair trade. Syria didn't agree to this theft of territory. 
How is this resolution really biased against Israel?

"This resolution does nothing to bring any parties closer to a peace agreement. The United States will vote no," the statement said.
I would suggest the resolution could bring parties closer to an agreement. One that condemns Israeli control of Golan, makes clear the territory is not Israel's and should be restored to Syria. It would bolster international law.
Following the announcement, Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon thanked Haley for her decision to vote "no on a despicable resolution."
"It is time the world distinguishes those who stabilize the region from those who sow terror," he wrote on Twitter.
Yes, it is time the world distinguishes who stabilizes the region vs who destabilizes the region.
Since it's Israel that benefits from the destabilization of the region. Serving it's own expansionist agenda.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

F William Engdahl: The Dark Story Behind Global Warming Rebrand Climate Change

Interview based on an article that was previously posted here at the blog:

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

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.
 Keeping in mind the latest posts:

Sunspot Activity is At Record Low, Nearly Non Existent- Cold Coming

And the first snowstorm of the FALL/Autumn set to hit my locale today- weeks ahead of the usual. 

Alerts for: Niagara


5:03 AM EST Thursday 15 November 2018

Weather advisory in effect for:

Niagara Falls - Welland - Southern Niagara Region

St. Catharines - Grimsby - Northern Niagara Region

Winter weather travel advisory in effect beginning this afternoon.
Snow associated with a deepening low pressure system moving up along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States will reach Southern Ontario later this afternoon. The snow is forecast to continue through tonight into early Friday morning.

A snowfall of 5 to 10 cm is expected across the region, with most of the snow falling tonight. Poor winter driving conditions are expected. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.

James Corbett: The WW1 Conspiracy
What was World War One about? How did it start? Who won? And what did they win? Now, 100 years after those final shots rang out, these questions still puzzle historians and laymen alike. But as we shall see, this confusion is not a happenstance of history, but the wool that has been pulled over our eyes to stop us from seeing what WWI really was. This is the story of WWI that you didn't read in the history books. This is The WWI Conspiracy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

James Jeffrey: State Department Briefing on Syria

Jeffrey lied. He looked uncomfortable. 
I was glad he mentioned that the situation in Syria is at a stalemate. 
And it seems to me it was designed to be that way. Maybe it's better to describe the situation as the US is 'in check', put or kept whichever you prefer, at the moment?
to keep someone or something under control; to restrain someone or something.  

In my opinion the move to keep the US in check was the reason that Syria, Russia and Turkey cooperated to ship terrorists into Idlib. Location. Location. Location.

Is the US crying uncle?

Or is this a time buying move?

The Istanbul summit is mentioned, that meeting got very little alt or msm 5/6 eyes media attention
Jeffries claims Assad created the conditions for ISIS- That's grade A baloney. 
He even has the nerve to say that ISIS 'protected' some Syrians. Again, more nonsense/spin.

By all means share some thoughts on James Jeffrey's briefing.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sunspot Activity is At Record Low, Nearly Non Existent- Cold Coming

 Along with additional cosmic radiation!

This is going to affect us all. 
From a variety of sources. Some obscure. Some better known. What is interesting is the msm/5 eyes media isn't paying a whole lot of attention to this..... Could it be that there is a concerted effort to hide/obscure the FACT the SUN affects our well being a whole lot more then the AGW cult wants to acknowledge.

Something's Happening to the Sun Right Now, Here's What It Means for Earth

Scientists say Earth's atmosphere is about to get hit by some record cold – but it's not because of anything caused by humans. It's because of a lack of sunspots which means a major decrease in ultraviolet waves coming in our direction.
Dr. Tony Philipps of says there have been practically no sunspots in 2018, and that's causing earth's upper atmosphere to cool down and even shrink. He cites some experts from NASA.
"We see a cooling trend," says Martin Mlynczak of NASA's Langley Research Center. "High above Earth's surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold."
NASA's space weather website further explains, "All weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun. Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle."
 "All weather on Earth, from the surface of the planet out into space, begins with the Sun.  Space weather and terrestrial weather (the weather we feel at the surface) are influenced by the small changes the Sun undergoes during its solar cycle" 
Interestingly we're  already getting more cosmic radiation with a less active sun
This has already been measured across the US. And undoubtedly elsewhere!

 Atmospheric Radiation Increasing from Coast to Coast in the USA

Since 2015, we have been monitoring X-rays, gamma-rays and neutrons in the stratosphere–mainly over central California, but also in a dozen other states (NV, OR, WA, ID, WY, KS, NE, MO, IL, ME, NH, VT). Everywhere we have been there is an upward trend in radiation–ranging from +20% in central California to +33% in Maine. The latest points, circled in red, were gathered during a ballooning campaign in August-October 2018.

Also interesting....

Weather and climate may also be affected, with some research linking cosmic rays to to the formation of clouds and lightning. Finally, there are studies (one recently published in Nature) asserting that heart rate variability and cardiac arrhythmias are affected by cosmic rays in some populations. If true, it means the effects reach all the way to the ground.
As 2018 comes to an end, Solar Minimum appears to be just getting started. Cosmic rays could continue to increase for years to come, so stay tuned.
The increased climatic affects may suggest why the msm/5 eyes obfuscating media isn't reporting on the lack of sun spots and increase in cosmic rays- It may result in more stormy weather with, most probably worse lightening.  
 Certainly the psycho leaders would rather blame this on the collective mass of humanity and the carbon scam then admit that sun activity is at a record low and cosmic radiation is pouring into our atmosphere. From all I've read today, this is just the beginning.

More on the missing sun activity- Sputnik 

 NASA's SABER [Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry] instrument aboard the TIMED [Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics] satellite has been tracking the upper parts of the Earth's atmosphere — those most affected by the sun's rays — since 2001 and is detecting signs that solar output is nearing a low-point.
As a consequence, scientists are predicting one of the coldest periods ever recorded for our upper atmosphere — and that means cooler temperatures down here, too.
"We're not there quite yet," Mlynczak said about the anticipated record low thermosphere temperatures, "but it could happen in a matter of months."

Data from NASA’s TIMED satellite show that the thermosphere (the uppermost layer of air around our planet) is cooling and shrinking, literally decreasing the radius of the atmosphere.
To help track the latest developments, Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center and his colleagues recently introduced the “Thermosphere Climate Index.”
The Thermosphere Climate Index (TCI) tells how much heat nitric oxide (NO) molecules are dumping into space. During Solar Maximum, TCI is high (meaning “Hot”); during Solar Minimum, it is low (meaning “Cold”).
“Right now, it is very low indeed … 10 times smaller than we see during more active phases of the solar cycle,” says Mlynczak

Earlier today I'd come across this article. 

"The thought experiment: What would happen if the ocean froze over?

Or maybe it should be what would happen if the ocean froze over again?"

It was a head scratcher? Why would we even need to consider the oceans freezing, again. When we're supposed to be warming. Carbon = Global Warming. Human forced warming as the spin goes.  Now that I've come across all the above information..... Perhaps this 'thought experiment' is so absurd to consider?

1:Oil prices skyrocket 
Half the world’s oil is transported by sea. With the shipping lanes frozen over, the international oil market would see drastically restricted supply, just when oil is needed more than ever for heating. This would trigger global economic collapse, leading to martial law in many countries.
2: Food chain collapse 
The layer of ice over the oceans would block out most of the light in the surface water. ..........
3 Plants die 
Ice reflects more sunlight than water, so the global climate would cool drastically, freezing the land as well.
Check out the image accompanying the thought experiment article! 
Oil prices skyrocket. Food chain collapse-  The global climate cools. Martial law enacted. No worries, you will still have a dog? To walk? While your hair blows in the wind and your arms are bared? Whaaat?!
Yah, the ocean is frozen, but I look good! (flings hair)

One last cartoon. J left this in the previous post.

Too Many Cuddly Global Warming Mascots Threatening Inuit Peoples

Here a cartoon for these "earth-warming-science-deniers" - yes, with polar bears and … Al Gore:


Dam that shrinkage!
 After all the very concerning news... it seemed some light heartedness was in order