Is A False Flag, War And The Economic Collapse Coming In 2014 – Episode 252

youtube_false_flag_war_2014_economic_collapse2The people in Italy are struggling, poverty hits a new high with unemployment reaching new highs. Retail profits this holiday season have not hit expectations, in fact most stores are reporting loses. Corporate media pushing the agenda that everyone should sell their gold, meanwhile gold is continually smacked down and countries like Russia and China are purchasing all of the yellow metal. The US Government NSA program is spying on everyone, Dell admits and apologizes allowing the NSA to put spyware on all computers. 2013 is the year that al-Qaeda makes a come back. Syria misses the chemical weapon deadline and the US officials blame Syria. The CIA and Saudi’s orchestrated the terrorists attack in Russia. FBI looking into other power grid stations around the country because of reports dry run of a military attacks.

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Current News – 12.31.2013

Economy

Poverty in Italy hits record high: Report

  • A new report shows that poverty in Italy is at its highest level in the last 16 years as the country is struggling with economic crisis and high unemployment.
  • According to the report released by Italy’s National Statistics Bureau (ISTAT) on Monday, relative poverty, defined as a monthly income of €991 ($1,369) or less for a two-member family, affected 12.7 percent of households.
  • Poverty intensified in all parts of Italy between 2011 and 2012. In addition, relative poverty rose from 4.9 percent to 6.2 percent in the richer north and from 23.3 percent to 26.2 percent in the poorer south, the report said.
  • “As one of the countries most affected by the crisis, Italy registered a progressive decline in the main macroeconomic and social indicators in 2012,” Labor Minister and former ISTAT chief Enrico Giovannini said in the preface to the report.
  • Confindustria, the Italian employers’ federation, recently warned that the recession had imposed damage on the country’s economy comparable to that left by a war.
  • Based on the recent ISTAT data, the unemployment rate in Italy was 12.5 percent in October, which was at its maximum level since the late 1970s. Moreover, youth unemployment rate stood at 41.2 percent.
  • Over the past decade, Italy has been the slowest growing economy in the eurozone as tough austerity measures, spending cuts, and pension changes have stirred serious concerns for many people already grappling with the ailing economy.
  • Italians have been staging protests against high unemployment, economic adversity and hardship over a series of government-imposed austerity packages in recent years.

Source: presstv.ir

Debenhams Profits Warning After Poor Xmas Sales

  • Debenhams has announced it will be slashing prices after issuing a profits warning following poor Christmas sales.
  • Shares in Britain’s second-largest department store plunged by as much as 13% on Tuesday after it disclosed profits nearly £30m lower than last year.
  • In a statement released by Debenhams management, they say that they now “expect the need for additional markdown to clear stock in January and February”.
  • The store said that while online sales had increased they had not done so significantly enough and that the “final surge” in sales they had expected around Christmas had failed to materialise.
  • It blamed the poor performance on the continuing decline of the high street, the impact of the recession on household incomes and the bad weather.
  • Wet weather kept people off the high street ahead of Christmas
  • Michael Sharp, chief executive of Debenhams, said: “As has been widely commented on in the media, the market was highly promotional in the run up to Christmas and we responded to these conditions to ensure our offer was competitive.
  • “However, this extremely difficult environment has inevitably had an impact on both our sales and profitability.
  • “Looking forward, I expect conditions to remain highly competitive as we enter 2014. Everyone in the organisation is focused on improving performance and growing the business, building on the four pillars of our strategy which I remain confident will lead to success over the longer term.”
  • The announcement, which had been due on January 17 but was brought forward because of the results, saw the retailer reveal an £85m profit for the 17 weeks to December 28 – some way off the £114.7m in the same period last year, a 26% drop.
  • The company’s statement showed that online sales had increased by 27% during that time and accounted for 15.6% of total sales, compared to 12.4% for the same period last year.
  • However, the income from online delivery was, it said, still lower than had been anticipated.
  • It comes after the high street spending spree dubbed ‘Manic Monday’ that had been predicted for December 23, failed to materialise because of the strong winds and heavy rains.
  • Analysts had expected 15 million people to take to stores, spending £2.6m a minute on gifts, food, drink and decorations.

Source: news.sky.com

Avoid gold: The last correction took 20 years

  • After gaining more than 700% in the decade following the 9/11 Terrorists attacks, Gold (GLD) has since fallen about 40% from the all time high it hit 15 months ago, with most of that happening in 2013. In fact, the last 12 months have been the second most bruising period for the metal in over a century, bested only by the 32% slump of 1981.
  • This type of decline is not only rare, but tempting, as many bottom-fishing investors are starting see value in gold, although David Nelson, chief strategist at Belpointe Advisors is not one of them.
  • “I can’t find a lot of reasons to like gold,” Nelson says in the attached video, citing three reasons for his continued caution.
  • “The whole reason people wanted to buy it has been blown out of the wate,r” Nelson says of an economy that’s closer to deflating than hyper inflating. He also says the cycles surrounding the metal tend to be long and that investors looking to catch a rebound comparable to the retreat could be in for a surprise.
  • “The last time gold peaked was around 1980 and it took more than 20 years for it to bottom,” he says.  “We’re only a couple of years into this so you could be five, six, seven, even a decade early.”
  • He also worries the metal’s appeal as a hedge against devaluation of the dollar has taken a hit too, thanks in no small part to the advent of virtual currencies like Bitcoin, or other alternative payment systems being experimented with by large banks.
  • To be sure, the run-up in gold was partly fueled by the launch of the SPDR Gold ETF which made it cheaper and easier than ever to buy, hold, or sell this precious metal. Yet today, Nelson says, this very same phenomenon is having the inverse effect and points out that gold funds have now become ‘’net sellers” in order to cover a deluge of demand from investors who now want out.
  • It won’t be all down for Gold from here on, Nelson predicts. But it won’t be easy either.
  • “I think there will be some big spikes in here and if you’re a good trader, God bless ya,” he says, adding that for him, the temptation to catch gold still doesn’t make sense.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

Russian Banks Buy 181.4 Tons Of Gold In 2013

  • With headlines crowing of gold’s worst year since 1981 as a signal that the status quo is winning and proof positive that fiat-currency naysayers must be wrong, it would appear that the rest of the world’s central banks (and banks) have used the price depreciation to stack the precious metal. As Bloomberg reports,
  • *RUSSIAN BANKS BOUGHT 181.4 TONS OF RUSSIAN GOLD IN 2013: RIA
  • *RUSSIAN BANKS BOUGHT ALMOST 90% OF RUSSIA 2013 GOLD OUTPUT: RIA
  • This 5.834 million ounce addition (8.3% YoY) is more than double that of Russia’s central bank additions in 2013 with Bitcoin-favoring Sberbank piling up 48.5 tons alone in 2013.
  • Russia’s central bank added 2.485 million ounces to November – so the bank additions are very large…
  • Biggest buyers according to Finance Ministry include Sberbank (48.5 tons), VTB (38.9 tons), Gazprombank (29.1 tons), Nomos Bank (19.6 tons), Lanta Bank (8.6 tons).
  • So, like China, we are sure Russia will be sending a big “Thank You” to the Fed (and BIS) for their efforts.

Source: zerohedge.com

Absolutely Shocking Developments In The War On Gold

  • Chinese importing a mind-boggling 2,200 tons of gold for 2013 That figure actually totals the entire global mine supply for all of 2013 outside of China. China does not export any of its mine supply.
  • “This is important because while the mainstream media continues to say this is a function of a bear market, it’s really not a characteristic of a bear market.  It has nothing to do with it.  We have seen the Spyder GLD lose 41% of its physical gold, while SLV has lost virtually no inventory.
  •  takedown has been totally organized and orchestrated.  But the cartel’s options are becoming more limited now that 41% of GLD’s physical inventory has been shipped to the strong hands in Asia.  My guess is we are now looking at mid-to-late January of 2014 as a probable and absolute bottom, after which it is going to be difficult for sidelined investors to gain a position because gold and silver will then move very, very quickly in the other direction.  That is why most people are going to miss this move

Chicago PMI Tumbles As Inventories Collapse Most Since 1977

  • Stocks dropped and bonds rallied modestly as the early subscribers received the Chicago PMI which missed expectations significantly. Seemingly, with taper in place, bad news is bad news as the 59.1 print (vs a 60.8 exp) is the biggest miss in 6 months. Under the covers things are even worse with the lowest employment index since April.Inventories also collapsed (by the most since 1977) which is a problem since New orders and production also plunged suggesting the post-government shutdown ‘surprise’GDP-enhancing inventory-build is entirely a one-off event (as we noted here).
  • Biggest miss in 6 months…
  • Inventories collapsed the most since 1977…
  • and employment dumps…

HP Announces Another 5,000 Layoffs, For A Total Of 34,000

Market Crash In the Works: “A Canary May Have Just Keeled Over”

  • As holiday shoppers raided Black Friday sales and internet retailers ahead of Christmas, the establishment media heralded a new era of economic boom for the 2013 shopping season.
  • But things are not at all as they may seem if all you do is follow official government statistics and propagandized mainstream news report.
  • In the week leading up to Christmas, for example, retail analysis firm ShopperTalk advised that brick & mortar retail traffic was down over 20% this year.
  • In-store retail sales decreased by 3.1 percent from the same week last year. Retail brick-and-mortar shopper traffic decreased by 21.2 percent compared to the same time period in 2012.
  • Some would argue that much of this foot traffic jumped to the internet to make their holiday purchases, but according to the National Retail Federation sales online were only slated to rise 3.9% this year, which is nothing to write home about considering annual retail sales for the last 10 years rose an average of 3.3%.
  • Consumers, it seems, are starting to feel the pinch of widespread job losses, wage reductions, cuts to government assistance and termination of unemployment benefits for millions.
  • But the cuts in consumer spending don’t just stop with traditional American holiday staples like electronics, brand name clothing and furniture.
  • It is affecting all consumer markets.
  • The National Association of Realtors reported that the month of September saw its single largest drop in signed home sales in 40 months. And that wasn’t just a one-off event. This month mortgage applications collapsed a shocking 66%, hitting a 13-year low.
  • Something is amiss, and despite claims of economic recovery emanating from pundits far and wide, the numbers on Main Street, where they really matter, suggest that we are in for a rough ride.
  • Eric Peters Autos, which analyzes political and economic trends, notes that trouble is brewing all over and it may soon have an overt impact on what many consider to be the only measure of economic health in America: rising stock markets.
  • A canary may have just keeled over. Not in the coal mine – but in the stock market.
  • Shares of Ford – healthiest of the Big Three automakers – are down 8 percent, according to Bloomberg. And it’s not just Ford, either. GM, Honda and Toyota stocks are down, too.
  • Could it be related to the gloomy news that the number of new mortgage applications has just hit a 13 year low? That the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries is a barely break-even-with-inflation 3 percent? That there are almost1.5 million fewer Americans employed full-time today than there were in 2006, even as the population has increased by 16 million since then?
  • The buying power of the average American – not just his ability but his inclination – is the decisive factor. And the buying power of the average American is going down – not up. Lower household income; higher cost of necessaries (food especially). Higher – and new – taxes (in particular, the ObamaTax). The very real specter of Zimbabwean inflation at any moment. It is enough to give a sensible person pause.
  • Interest rates? Forget about it. When they begin their inevitable uptick – expect this to happen by summer – it will be impossible to sweep under the rug.
  • And it will probably do to the car industry’s fortunes what Bernie Madoff did to his “investors.”
  • Grab onto something. It’s going to get bumpy.
  • (Read the full commentary)
  • Any way you slice it, whether it’s car sales, home sales, retail sales, employment, or monetary stimulus, the warnings are everywhere. The canary in the coal mine is going into cardiac arrest.
  • Back in 2007 trend forecaster Gerald Celente warned the world of the “Crash of 2008.” He based his analysis on many of the aforementioned data points. We’re seeing a similar pattern develop in late 2013, suggesting that 2014 could be the year it all goes critical:
  • There’s fear and hysteria running through the entire global financial community, because as everybody knows all they did was postpone the inevitable.
  • I’m saying to everybody out there, If you don’t have your money in your pocket it’s not yours.
  • And as for the international scene… the whole thing is collapsing.
  • That’s our forecast.
  • We are saying that by the second quarter of 2014, we expect the bottom to fall out… or something to divert our attention as it falls out.
  • Moreover, if you were to compare stock market charts from 1929 to present day, you’d note that they are eerily similar:
  • major-stock-market-crash-in-january
  • Chart by McClellan Financial Publications via Modern Survival Blog
  • Our economy as it exists today is wholly unsustainable. The government and Federal Reserve will soon run out of bullets and their efforts to stabilize the system will be revealed for the abject failures they really are.
  • Is 2014 the year?

Source: shtfplan.com


Police State

Trust in US government lowest in 2013

  • The lawsuit against the Obama administration over the National Security Agency’s spying programs shows that trust in US government reached its lowest point at the end of this year, an analyst says.
  • “Trust in government at the end of 2013 is about the lowest here in America and could be going lower,” Veterans Today columnist Jim W. Dean told Press TV on Tuesday.
  • “The people are very spooky not only that is going on, but what they’ve been told about we’re not doing this, we’re not doing that and their question is how do we really know that you’re not doing that,” he added.
  • On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in order to put pressure on the US government to release more details of its surveillance activities.
  • The ACLU called on the White House to disclose basic information about Executive Order 12,333, which governs US spying activities outside the country.
  • “Although EO 12,333 permits the government to target foreigners abroad for surveillance, recent revelations have confirmed that the government interprets that authority to permit sweeping monitoring of Americans’ international communications,” read the complaint filed in federal court in New York.
  • “What the American Civil Liberties Union is doing is although it’s very difficult to sue the government because… they have already lied to Congress I suspect that they think that they may have not told people correctly some of the things that they’ve been asked,” Dean said.

The NSA is Building the Foundation for a Global Police State

  Sorry for letting them snoop? Dell apologizes for ‘inconvenience’ caused by NSA backdoor

Apple Denies Ever Working With The NSA

  • The US National Security Agency (NSA) is building the foundation for a global police state. This is not an exaggeration.
  • The lynch pin of the NSA system is the continuous gathering of all types of digital data on political leaders, economic institutions, and hundreds of millions of people around the world. Despite the recent revelations, the political leaders of the US government have never stated that such activities will stop.
  • However, the current massive cyber surveillance of the worlds’ people and institutions is only the beginning of the threat from the NSA and its allied US government agencies. Unrestricted information technology (IT) power in the hands of the US government is a future threat which dwarfs anything the NSA has done to date.
  • Moore’s law, a prediction originally formulated by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, states that microchips double in power and halve in price per unit power every two years. In the 47 years since this prediction appeared, it has always been validated, and experts expect this trajectory to continue for the foreseeable future.
  • By simple arithmetic of the 2x2x2x2x2 variety, we can see that ten years from now, chip power will be 32 times greater than today. The capabilities of a wide range of digital devices will also improve exponentially, as processing speed, memory capacity, sensors, and miniaturization are all linked to Moore’s law.
  • This upward leap will have massive negative consequences if the US government is permitted to retain its current ‘blank check’ on the use – and manipulation – of IT.
  • To begin with, the power to gather – and to automate – the scanning and manipulation of…the worlds data will grow exponentially. The NSA has already anticipated this development by constructing a gigantic new center in the US state of Utah. Finished at the end of 2013, it will house unimaginable amounts of data – amounts far greater than any it has so far gathered, at an estimated cost for construction plus hardware and software of 3.5 to 4 billion US dollars.
  • Second, the power of the NSA – and of other US government entities – to instantlycontrol or kill anyone or any institution anywhere in the world will also grow exponentially. IT-controlled pilot-less drone airplanes, currently used by the US government to murder people thousands of miles away in a number of countries, are but a small harbinger of what will be possible.
  • One important development is what IT people call ‘the internet of things,’ something which is already under construction. The idea is to incorporate into the world network a large proportion of the inanimate objects which surround us. Grocery store products, appliances, vehicles, buildings, highways, factory systems, and machines, and more are all being added – or will be added – in various ways to the network. Many of these things, of course, already contain computer chips, and some are already networked.
  • Building backdoors and hacking – methods beloved by the NSA – into the chips, software, and network connections of this ‘world of things’ would turn everyday objects into potential drones.
  • Imagine, for example, a foreign government official is disliked by the US government – or just by the NSA. Or perhaps someone in the US posts something on the internet that the government really dislikes. Suddenly, that person is attacked by their toaster. Or they mysteriously lose control of their car. Or the airplane they’re flying in crashes. Or the friendly house-cleaning robot they recently bought suddenly turns mean.
  • On a larger scale, the same kinds of methods can be used to disrupt or put out of action a foreign country’s military systems, government systems, or economic enterprises.
  • What’s more, there is every possibility that the NSA or similar agencies will attempt to infiltrate their spying, and potential for disruption, into the emerging realm of augmented reality technologies. Augmented reality involves looking at a real-world environment through an IT-enhanced pair of glasses – glasses which simultaneously display the real world and some digital content such as images, pictures, text, video, or whatever. Moreover, these glasses are connected wirelessly to the internet, so the augmented realities can be shared.
  • To cite a very simple example, you might be looking at a real world table, but seeing flowers on the table that aren’t there. And you might be seeing and talking to people at the table who are actually in another place.
  • This isn’t science fiction; it’s on the way in various forms to widespread commercial availability in the next year or so from multiple IT companies – including Google, and several dozens more. Some experts believe that functions now done on computers, mobile phones, and other IT systems currently in use will ultimately ‘collapse’ into, or be absorbed into, this new technology.
  • As wonderful as it may prove to be, augmented reality technology is also not without dangers. Bear in mind the recent revelation that the NSA has already infiltrated false ‘avatars’ and engaged in other covert activity in World of Warcraft and Second Life, two of the most popular multi-player computer game systems, in which users immerse into a ‘virtual world.’ Such games are are used by millions of people around the world.
  • Information technology – powered by Moore’s law – is, in fact, moving progressively closer to the human brain. From the post-WWII mainframe computers, to desktop computers, to notebooks and tablets, to smartphones, to augmented reality glasses.
  • What’s next? The logical step beyond the glasses is apt to be something like augmented reality operating through contact lenses, followed after that by augmented reality operating through actual visual and auditory implants behind the eyes and ears, thereby creating real world ‘augmented humans.’ Such technology might greatly increase the capabilities and even intelligence of users. But it also has a dystopian potential for unprecedented state spying and interference.
  • Under ever-worsening life conditions for the American people, there is a real danger that IT-enabled‘security’ – whether called the ‘NSA’ or something else – will increasingly be used for more illegal and unconstitutional surveillance and control of the population. Only a determined effort now to rein in the NSA – and the massive use of IT for so-called ‘security’ purposes – can help prevent this potential tragedy.

Source: globalresearch.ca


War

Japan has enough plutonium to build 1,000 nuclear bombs: report

  • The real reason why Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, refuses to abandon nuclear power is because he wants to develop a nuclear weapons program, claims the Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po, citing Koide Hiroaki, an assistant professor at the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute.
  • There have been strong calls for Tokyo to reconsider its position on nuclear energy after the Fukushima nuclear incident in March 2011, when the Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo was hit by an earthquake and tsunami, triggering the world’s worst nuclear incident since Chernobyl.
  • Despite the risks, Hiroaki said that Tokyo is determined to develop a nuclear bomb. As Japan is not allowed to legally import weapons-grade plutonium, he says it is able to extract the plutonium it needs from the nuclear waste from the country’s power plants.
  • US analysts estimate that Japan currently has enough plutonium to build at least 1,000 nuclear bombs. Under its constitution Japan is not allowed to own any weapon with offensive capabilities including the nuclear bomb. However, a growing number of Japanese politicians have begun to call for the abolition of the nation’s Three Non-Nuclear Principles as tension between Japan and China over the disputed East China Sea escalates.
  • The Three Non-Nuclear Principles were outlined by former Japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato in a speech to the House of Representatives in 1967. Under the principles, Japan shall neither possess nor manufacture nuclear weapons, nor shall it permit their introduction into Japanese territory.
  • The principles have guided Japan’s nuclear policy since their inception. However, in order to win right-wing support Abe continues to push ahead and reactive nuclear power plants in Japan despite protest from home and abroad, Wen Wei Po said, adding that this is a very dangerous move for Japan since it will only bring instability to the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: wantchinatimes.com

Turkey Riots: Another CIA Coup D’état Draped In ‘Scandal’

  • The CIA attempts to overthrows another government; doesn’t even try to hide their “twitter takeover”.
  • If the CIA has honed one particular skill set, it is the ability to overthrow national governments in a night and a day. After years of accruing an extraordinarily deep and broad knowledge base in this field of expertise, they have really become pros.  With so many decades of both bloodless coups and color revolutions under their belt, their wealth of experience is simply unrivaled.
  • What most don’t know is that all of these outright intrusions into the affairs of other sovereign nations are team efforts. The main team, which tries to operate under the radar but always gives itself away, is Team USA. Team USA always includes the UK and Israel. In this way the City of London can coordinate with the New York City bankers to apply the necessary financial pressure, while Israel provides the ‘boots on the ground’ who execute much of the actual black operation in country.
  • Riots erupt in Turkey over ‘corruption scandal’
  • Carrying out these highly sophisticated and compartmentalized implementation plans becomes a cinch when conducted in this manner. Each team member operates on a strictly need-to-know basis, and spreading the tasks around provides necessary cover. In case of inadvertent exposure, plausible deniability is always there to hang their hat on. All three have become experts in this particular regard, especially Israel.
  • Turkey PM criticizes judiciary over graft probe
  • “The Prime Minister was apparently referring to Fethullah Gulen, a scholar who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States.”
  • This single statement from the article linked above says it all. It shows how the Western military powers have worked in tandem for centuries in coordinating the takedown of any foreign government that did not go with their flow. In the case of Turkey, it is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who has apparently “left the reservation”. His first ‘mistake’ was to publicly castigate Israel over the Gaza flotilla raid. To make matters much worse, he has since made many quite accurate assessments of Israel’s outrageous and criminal behavior from various global media platforms.
  • The CIA, also known as The Company, has fingerprints all over this operation.
  • There will always be blowback from this kind of truth-telling. Turkey occupies a very unique location between East and West, and therefore must always be kept in check. Hence, we now witness a brewing graft scandal which was engineered in the laboratories of the CIA, the MOSSAD and MI6. How can this be known with certainty? The entire ‘graft probe’ has all the hallmarks of a CIA black operation from start to finish. This is, after all, the way they achieve their end of getting rid of an entire administration, not just a single leader.
  • The Prime Minister has already been forced to “replace 10 ministers including the economy, interior, and environment ministers, who resigned from their posts after their sons were arrested in the scandal.”[2]  Isn’t this the best way to not only bring down an entire administration, but also bring disrepute on the whole political party, so as to marginalize them for the foreseeable future?  When a scandal is wide and deep enough, just like this classic CIA-engineered blackop, virtually anyone can be taken out by dint of association.
  • The Hizmet movement is led by Fethullah Gülen from his headquarters in the USA
  • This is where The Company really excels.  The developing situation in Turkey is a perfect example of using an American-based “philosopher politician” (influential US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen) to both rally and coordinate his many agents scattered throughout Turkey.  Since his many adherents occupy positions of power throughout that nation, it has been quite easy for them to foment a revolutionary fervor due to all of the manufactured ‘scandal’.
  • Riots erupt in Turkey over corruption scandal
  • What is quite telling are the numerous mainstream media (MSM) articles which essentially say nothing about the details of these scandals.  All the MSM talks about are “construction contracts”, vague references to “graft” and “transfers to Iran”. They first attempt to criminalize all business with Iran, a traditional and huge trading partner of Turkey, and then tar and feather anyone they want to with that brush of fake international scandal. The CIA literally attempts to dictate who these sovereign nations can do business with.
  • “Media reports say the probe is over alleged illicit money transfers to Iran and bribery for construction projects.”[2]
  • Of course, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is completely up to speed with this transparent foreign intervention in Turkey’s affairs.  He knows every trick The Company uses to inflame these fabricated rebellions. His problem is that he is now losing many of his key loyalists. So many have either been bribed, threatened, blackmailed or co-opted by The Company that they feel they have no choice but to abandon the political platform of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
  • Same page from the same playbook was used in Egypt by The Company
  • Just as the Mursi government in Egypt was forced out by a coup d’état by the old military guard, Erdogan is suffering the very same fate. Particularly after prosecuting many of the entrenched and retired military leaders who participated in a massive conspiracy against his government, have the forces coalesced to remove him from power. Although Erdogan clearly acted in defense of the republic, he offended too many guilty parties in the military power structure.
  • Turkey, like Egypt, plays a vital role in the control of Middle Eastern politics, oil exploitation, and regional balance of power. Geographically, it occupies an extremely significant strategic location, as NATO attack plans have repeatedly demonstrated in the past. The US air bases alone serve as an integral part of every military operation occurring in the Middle East.
  • Simply put, the Western powers won’t tolerate any Turkish leader who attempts to go his own way on behalf of his country. Clearly, Erdogan has had his own designs from the very beginning of his first term. Recent years have shown that he is willing to depart from the US/EU/NATO script whenever the best interests of Turkey are at risk. Now that his foil in the US has been ensconced in American Mideast policy and implementation, he will have to muster every bit of political capital he can to ward off these dangerous threats to Turkish sovereignty.
  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • What will the future bring to Turkey?
  • This question can only be answered by how quickly the Prime Minister aligns himself with the most capable and influential political powers both within and outside of Turkey. Russia’s Vladimir Putin plays as well as anybody on the current geo-political chessboard. Iran is also a major player and convenient neighbor.  Likewise, India and the rest of the BRICS nations will likely assist however they can.
  • All that can be said at this late date is that the Prime Minister better work fast to save his administration. By doing so, he will save Turkey from another CIA-conceived, -coordinated, -controlled coup d’état.

Source: storyleak.com

Syria Insurgents are being Directed by NATO, Gulf Officers from a Secret Command HQ in Jordan

  • A secret operations command centre in Jordan, staffed by western and Arab military officials, has given vital support to rebels fighting on Syria’s southern front, providing them with weapons and tactical advice on attacking regime targets.
  • Rebel fighters and opposition members say the command centre, based in an intelligence headquarters building in Amman, channels vehicles, sniper rifles, mortars, heavy machine guns, small arms and ammunition to Free Syrian Army units – although it has stopped short of giving them much coveted anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles.
  • Officials in Amman denied the command centre exists. “We dismiss these allegations. Jordan is not a host or part of any cooperations against Syria. Jordan’s interest is to see a stable and secure Syria, one that is able to keep its problems inside its borders,” said Mohammad Al Momani, minister of media affairs.
  • “We will not do anything that will feed violence in Syria,” he said.
  • But Syrian opposition figures familiar with rebel operations in Deraa, about 75 kilometres north of Amman, said Jordan hosted the command centre and had tasked senior Jordanian intelligence officials to work with western and Arab states in helping rebels to plan missions and get munitions and fighters across the border.
  • The existence of a weapons bridge from Jordan to rebels inside Syria has been a poorly guarded secret since a New York Times expose in March, but few details of its workings have been revealed.
  • However, according to opposition figures, the command centre – known as “the operations room” – is a well-run operation staffed by high-ranking military officials from 14 countries, including the US, European nations and Arabian Gulf states, the latter providing the bulk of materiel and financial support to rebel factions.
  • The command centre gets advance notice from the FSA of upcoming military assaults against forces loyal to Bashar Al Assad, Syria’s president, and only hands over weapons if officials at the centre approve of the attacks.
  • “When we want to make an operation, we arrange for one of our men to have an informal meeting with a military liaison officer from the operations room and they meet up, in a hotel or somewhere in Amman, and talk through the plan,” said an FSA officer involved in the system.
  • “If the liaison officer likes our idea, he refers it to a full meeting of the operations room and a few days later we go there and make a formal presentation of the plan,” the FSA official said.
  • Then, western and Arab military advisers at the command centre make adjustments to tactics and help determine when and how the operation should go ahead.
  • They also allocate weapons needed for the attack and, with the plan approved, set up supplies to ensure the FSA has them.
  • “We run through all the numbers, what we need in terms of men and weapons, and when we’ll get it. It’s all detailed, it’s done in a very exact way,” the FSA official said.
  • Islamist factions outside of the FSA, including groups aligned to Al Qaeda, are not involved with the operations room and do not directly receive weapons or military advice.
  • Not all FSA operations in Deraa are approved by the command centre. Sometimes FSA units do not even approach it for support, preferring to carry out operations alone using whatever resources they have.
  • If they do not have the weapons they need, or if an attack is more complicated to plan, FSA officers will seek support from the command centre.
  • “We cooperate with one another, they do not control us and we don’t always do as they tell us. It’s more like they give us advice and sometimes we take it and sometimes we don’t,” said another FSA commander involved in the system.
  • Yet another FSA officer with knowledge of rebel operations in Deraa said units had been supplied with modern Austrian-made rifles – fitted with transparent ammunition magazines – tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition for heavy calibre machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar-firing tubes and bombs.
  • In the past two months, FSA units have also been receiving vehicles, equipped with heavy machine guns mounted on the rear bed, and rebel solders have been sent to Saudi Arabia for training, FSA officers said.
  • “There were 80 fighters sent to Saudi last month for training in military communications. In total there have been a few hundred getting training. They come back fully equipped – each with a personal weapon, a pickup lorry for every squad of five men, a heavy machine gun for each squad, plus clothing, boots and that kind of thing,” said an FSA commander.
  • “There was training before but it is getting better now,” he said
  • A western diplomat based in the Middle East said the US and European countries were not supplying munitions to rebels but did have liaison officers in regular contact with the FSA.
  • “Saudi and Qatari-supplied weapons are going across the border from Jordan but not going in the sort of volume that will change the balance of power on the ground.
  • “Short of an all-out effort involving the US supplying weapons, it will not be enough to topple Assad and it doesn’t come close to offsetting the military support Assad is getting from the Russians,” the diplomat said.
  • FSA units in Deraa said the international backing came with too many restrictions and was not sufficient to let them make major advances.
  • “In the summer there was a meeting with the operations room and all of the FSA units in Deraa and we were told very clearly what the rules are. They [the command centre] said we are not to attack major regime military installations without approval, that we are only to engage in hit-and-run operations and should not try to hold territory because the regime’s air power means it can hit us if we do,” said an FSA fighter briefed on the talks.
  • FSA units also had to pledge they would not transfer weapons to militant Islamist groups, including Jabhat Al Nusra, which has a small but powerful presence on Syria’s southern front.
  • “The command centre has been good for us, it has helped a lot, but we’d like more commitment from them. They don’t really share intelligence information with us, they don’t give us enough weapons to do the job,” said an FSA commander.
  • “We all think they want to keep Assad stronger than us, they want to keep a balance – we get enough to keep going but not to win,” he said.
  • The Assad regime has accused Jordan of hosting rebels and helping to prepare an army for an assault on Damascus.
  • FSA factions in Deraa said that the majority of their supplies – sometimes as much as 80 per cent – was channelled to them via the command centre. But they also described an often complex supply chain, frequently opaque even to those involved, with intelligence agents, private donors and shadowy proxy organisations all moving munitions around.
  • “It gets very complicated, everyone lies to each other, everyone is trying to control everyone else,” said an FSA commander.

Source: globalresearch.ca

Syria blamed for missed deadline on chemical arsenal

  • The Obama administration Monday called on Syria to honor promises to surrender its chemical weapons stockpile, a day after international experts acknowledged delays in removing some of the most lethal toxins from the country.
  • U.S. officials conceded that a Tuesday deadline for ridding Syria of hundreds of tons of liquid poisons would not be met, citing stalled progress in transporting the chemicals across war-ravaged countryside to ships that will carry them out of the region. But the officials insisted that the overall effort to destroy President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical arsenal was on track.
  • “We continue to make progress, which has been the important part,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters. “It was always an ambitious timeline, but we are still operating on the June 30th timeline for the complete destruction.”
  • The group overseeing the elimination of Syria’s stockpile, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, blamed bad weather and security problems for delays in removing liquid chemicals from a dozen storage depots scattered across the country.
  • Russia has provided Syria with trucks to carry the toxins to Danish and Norwegian ships waiting in the port of Latakia, but as recently as Sunday, Syrian officials had made no effort to load the trucks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the operation.
  • A senior State Department official said the weather and security concerns were legitimate, but expressed dismay at the slow progress on the ground. The official, who insisted on anonymity because of diplomatic sensitivities, said there were indications that some “packaging” work had begun Monday.
  • “This is not a process where you wait for a sunny day and then get it all done. You need to get moving,” the official said. He said U.S. officials were “not ready to ascribe a political motive” to the delays, acknowledging that Syria faced security challenges in moving the chemicals across rebel-contested territory.
  • “On the other hand, they have moved these materials a number of times before, and we think they could get moving on this again,” he said.
  • Harf noted that the Assad regime accepted responsibility for safely transporting the chemicals after agreeing in September to voluntarily surrender its estimated 1,000 metric tons of mustard gas and highly lethal nerve agents. The agreement followed a U.S. threat to launch air strikes to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians.
  • We expect them to meet that obligation. That’s the next step in this process,” Harf said.
  • Under a plan approved by the OPCW, about 500 metric tons of liquid chemicals are to be shipped out of Syrian waters and transferred to a specially modified U.S. ship, the MV Cape Ray, which has been outfitted with equipment to chemically neutralize the toxins in a procedure that will take place at sea. Pentagon officials say the process poses no significant risk to humans or the environment.
  • Harf pointed to substantial progress made so far in reducing the threat posed by Syria’s chemical arsenal. OPCW experts earlier this year oversaw the destruction of the machines used by Syria to mix liquid precursors into sarin, a highly lethal nerve agent. Inspectors also confirmed the destruction of hundreds of empty artillery shells and rocket warheads designed for chemical warfare.
Source: washingtonpost.com
US forces in Pacific to ‘counter threats': ReportThe central bankers/US government already plan to start the next great war. The US is moving all military assets in place, the missile shield in Europe, the missile base in Romania, the missile base in Guam, the new base being built in Japan, the pivot to Asia. All being prepared for the next great war.

  • The United States is seeking to beef up its armed forces in the Pacific in order to “counter threats” in the region, according to a report.
  • “Pentagon leaders are seeking to place the Air Force, Navy and Marines in dominant roles to counter threats in the Asia-Pacific region, which they have deemed to be the nation’s next big national security challenge,” The Washington Post said in a report on Monday.
  • “The Army is launching an ambitious campaign to transform itself and assert its relevance in the Pacific,” it said.
  • US Gen. Vincent Brooks, the new top Army commander in the Pacific, wants his forces to “more quickly and effectively respond to small conflicts, isolated acts of aggression and natural disasters.”
  • The American general, who called the initiative “Pacific Pathways,” is trying to make his forces “more maritime and expeditionary.”
  • General Brooks is seeking authorization to “send key elements of a US-based infantry brigade to Asia and keep them there for months at a time, moving every few weeks to different nations to conduct training exercises,” the report explained.
  • Brooks said he wants “a capable force that can respond to a variety of contingencies” rapidly.
  • “Forces that are already in motion have an advantage in responding,” he said.
  • We can no longer afford to build [combat] units and put them on a shelf to be used only in the event of war,” the general’s command wrote in an internal planning document.
  • Washington’s military build-up around China has infuriated officials in Beijing.
  • China is considering the Pentagon’s focus to “pivot” increased US military presence in the Pacific as a strategy to counter China’s increasing global influence.
  • Last month, China established an air defense zone over the East China Sea, urging airlines to inform the Chinese government upon entering the region.
  • The United States, however, has said it will not recognize the defense zone. The US also flew two B-52 bombers over the zone to challenge China.

Source: presstv.ir


False Flag

2013 Marked a Comeback for al-Qaida

  • As controversy continues to swirl around the New York Times report claiming al-Qaida was not behind the Benghazi attacks, there is plenty of evidence to suggest the terrorist organization and its affiliates were responsible for some of the deadliest violence of 2013.
  • The resurgence of the group founded by Osama bin Laden was so pronounced that the Obama administration stepped back from its assertions that his death spelled the end of it, saying instead that only the core leadership in Pakistan had been contained, reports Politico Magazine.
  • The year started with a jihadist retaliation for France’s military intervention in northern Mali, an operation that led to the death of at least 39 foreign hostages at Algeria’s In Amenas gas complex, notes the publication.
  • The following day, Jan. 17, a series of explosions on buses in predominantly Shiite areas of Iraq killed 19 people and injured more than 100.
  • Al-Qaida in Iraq has in fact accelerated the pace of its attacks since the pullout of U.S. troops at the end of 2011, culminating in a surge of violence in mid-2013 that has led to roughly 800 civilian deaths a month, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • At the same time, the group has spread into neighboring Syria, where it calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, fighting against both the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and other opposition factions, according to the council.
  • And a report published this month by the International Center for the Study of Radicalism indicates there are up to 11,000 foreign fighters from 74 nations involved in the Syrian conflict.
  • “The concern is that the al-Qaida networks of the future are being created in this jihadist melting pot,” Paul Cruickshank, a terrorism analyst who has specialized in studying al-Qaida, told CNN.
  • Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, headquartered in Yemen, is thriving as well, reports the network, which said it has learned about recent intercepts of messages between senior operatives in that country.
  • “There are multiple indications that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is plotting attacks both within Yemen, against U.S. and Western structures, and overseas,” Seth Jones, an analyst at Rand Corp., told CNN.
  • The al-Qaida franchise in Somalia, al-Shabab, also had a prolific year, most notably carrying out a bloody assault in September on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall that killed 67 and injured at least 175.
  • Al-Qaida’s future capabilities have been helped in part by a series of jailbreaks in three different countries, the most significant one taking place on July 21 at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison that freed about 500 jihadist prisoners,  reports Politico magazine.
  • A week later, prison riots and an outside attack freed more than 1,100 inmates from Benghazi’s Kuafiya prison, while some 250 prisoners escaped during a jailbreak in Pakistan on July 30.
  • As for the implications for Americans, the leaders of both the House and Senate intelligence panels maintained earlier this month that the country is not as safe as it was a year ago.
  • Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Nation,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said, “I think terror is up worldwide, the statistics indicate that, the fatalities are way up.
  • The numbers are way up. There are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs. There are more groups than ever and there’s huge malevolence out there.”
  • Asked whether he thought so as well, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, said, “Oh, I absolutely agree that we’re not safer today for the same very reasons.”

Source: newsmax.com

FBI Investigating Numerous Attacks on Nation’s Power Grid

  • The FBI is investigating how an unknown group penetrated a San Jose, California power substation earlier this year, strategically cutting fiber cables and then firing over 100 rounds of ammunition into ten transformers.
  • The attack happened on April 16, but until now the FBI had dismissed the event as an act of vandalism, even though early FBI reports suggested the “military style” attack may have been linked to the Boston Marathon bombing that happened a day earlier.
  • California Power Substation that came under attack earlier this year
  • PG&E, the company that runs the compromised power substation, disagreed with the FBI’s initial claims of vandalism, and said the attack was “not amateurs taking potshots” and then suggested the attack was more likely a “dress rehearsal” for future attacks.
  • Not an Isolated incident.
  • According to the New York Times, the FBI is also investigating a series of attacks in Arkansas where high-voltage power lines were deliberately severed in at least three separate attacks. Utility officials have asked the public to stay alert, and are also investigating whether a September 29th fire at an electrical substation in Arkansas is somehow connected with the power line attacks.
  • Most people mistakenly assume our public utilities are safe; shockingly, they are incredibly vulnerable to attack. We’ve covered numerous examples of our nation’s public utilities being breached by either terrorists or foreign governments.
  • Over the last ten years, the attacks have become increasingly more sophisticated. From al-Qaeda operatives in Denver, who were arrested with documents detailing plans to contaminate the country’s water supply; to a series of hacker attacks that penetrated a number of our nations water supply plants, these attacks show just how vulnerable our infrastructure really is.
  • In one attack, just days before the 10th anniversary of 9-11, over seven million people went without power in one of the largest Blackouts in California history. Although the FBI denies the outages were related to terrorism, no official cause was ever given, and the outage came just hours after the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about a potential terrorist attack leading up to the anniversary.
  • The bottom line is this: our nation’s infrastructure is incredibly vulnerable to attack. Earlier this year we talked to Damon Petraglia, a Cyber-Terrorism expert and member of US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, who told us, the country is “under attack 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.” He went on to say, “Our military systems are probed in excess of hundreds of thousands of times per hour,” and “our private industry can claim similar statistics.”

Source: offgridsurvival.com


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One Response to Is A False Flag, War And The Economic Collapse Coming In 2014 – Episode 252

  1. JLFree says:

    Thank you for having the courage to make this information available to anyone who loves America and humanity enough to share your concern. God protect you everyday in every way.

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