Headlines for October 20th, 2014

‘CIA should be probed for Ebola’s origin in Zaire’

Monday 20th October 2014 at 11:06 By david-icke

‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa might be a resurfacing of Zaire’s Ebola infection spread, where the US Central Intelligence Agency was suspected to be involved with, an American investigative journalist says.

“When you look at the original outbreak of the Ebola in 1976 in Zaire,” Wayne Madsen told Press TV.

“We see a year when the US was violating a Senate law that forbid the US from engaging in the Angolan Civil War and we saw Zaire being used as a bait for the CIA and then we saw the outbreak of Ebola in Zaire. The same year that George H. W. Bush was the director of the CIA.”

“In 1980 we saw the outbreak of HIV in Zaire and Angola where the CIA was operating,” he said on Monday.’

Read more: ‘CIA should be probed for Ebola’s origin in Zaire’

Obama Golfs For 4 Hours 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting – Which New Ebola Czar Skips!

Monday 20th October 2014 at 11:05 By david-icke

‘President Barack Obama’s new Ebola “czar” Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows.

Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News’ Dan Friedman.’

Read more: Obama Golfs For 4 Hours 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting – Which New Ebola Czar Skips!

US military targets ISIS, two days & 25 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Monday 20th October 2014 at 11:03 By david-icke

‘US fighter and bomber aircraft launched over two dozen airstrikes against Islamic State militants and the oil infrastructure they control in Syria and Iraq, American military says.

According to US Central Command, over half the strikes were carried out in Syria, 12 aimed at “degrading and destroying their oil producing, collecting, storage and transportation infrastructure.”

On Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said at least 10 civilians, including a child, were killed in the US-led airstrikes conducted in eastern and northeastern Syria on Friday and Thursday night. Washington said it could not confirm the report.’

Read more: US military targets ISIS, two days & 25 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Israeli soldiers worse than ISIS terrorists: Israeli MP

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:54 By david-icke

‘An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”

“They (ISIL) kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills] dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi said in a Sunday interview with Channel 2 Online.

The Arab member of the Israeli Knesset added that an Israeli pilot is no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading.’

Read more: Israeli soldiers worse than ISIS terrorists: Israeli MP

Ed Miliband and Baroness Worthington, the most expensive man and woman in Britain’s history

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:52 By david-icke

‘Who are potentially the most expensive man and woman in Britain, due over the next 36 years to cost this country £1.3 trillion, equivalent to our entire, ever-swelling National Debt?

The man is Ed Miliband, who in 2008 pushed through the final version of the Climate Change Act. It made us the only country in the world legally committed between now and 2050 to cutting our emissions of CO2 by a staggering 80 per cent. Even then, the Government projected that this would cost us up to £734 billion. The latest figures from the EU and the International Energy Agency suggest that, for Britain to reach this target, it would now cost even more: £1,300 billion.

Less well known, however, is the extraordinary story of how this most expensive Act ever put on the statute book originated in the first place. Google “Bryony Worthington YouTube” and you will see the video of a young climate activist, now known as Baroness Worthington, describing how she first conceived the idea of such a policy when she was campaigns director on climate change for Friends of the Earth.’

Read more: Ed Miliband and Baroness Worthington, the most expensive man and woman in Britain’s history

The Paedofile: Mail on Sunday Splashes with Vindication of Raccoon Doubts about Breadth of Jimmy Savile’s Crimes

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:48 By david-icke

‘In today’s Mail on Sunday, an exposé by the respected journalist David Rose (working closely with controversial blogger Anna Raccoon) offers a rather different viewpoint on the extent and nature of the late DJ Jimmy Savile’s sexual criminality. The Slog offers a perspective on how little we really know about the motives behind the BBC accusations.’

Read more: The Paedofile: Mail on Sunday Splashes with Vindication of Raccoon Doubts about Breadth of Jimmy Savile's Crimes

British spies recruited paedophile IRA chief: Spooks used pictures of Joe Cahill to ‘turn him’

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:44 By david-icke

‘The British authorities covered up a case of child sex abuse by a senior figure of the IRA in order to use the damning evidence to turn him into a double agent, military intelligence sources have said.

Joe Cahill, who helped found the Provisional IRA, was pictured abusing a 14-year-old girl in a car in the 1970s, the sources said.

But instead of being prosecuted, the images were used by military spooks to turn the Republican hero – and close ally of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams – into one of the British Army’s most valuable informants.’

Read more: British spies recruited paedophile IRA chief: Spooks used pictures of Joe Cahill to 'turn him'

British aid money is being used to line the pockets of corrupt foreign politicians, warns former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:34 By david-icke

‘British aid money is being used to line the pockets of wealthy Pakistanis with links to the country’s corrupt regime, minsters have been warned.

Former cricket star Imran Khan said Pakistani politicians were syphoning off cash from the multi-million pound budget handed over by the Department for International Development.

Mr Khan, head of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf opposition party, said the cash was going to those who did not need it and ‘never reaches’ deserving people.’

Read more: British aid money is being used to line the pockets of corrupt foreign politicians, warns former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan

This ‘crackdown’ on trolls shows Cameron thinks we’re all stupid

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:29 By david-icke

‘David Cameron has lived up to his claim to be ‘the heir to Blair’. Unfortunately. Nowhere is this more obvious than in his administration’s habit of treating the law of the land as a public relations exercise.

In recent days we have seen two further examples. First, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declared that British jihadis in Iraq and Syria might be charged with the ancient crime of treason — last used against the Irish-born fascist William Joyce, hanged in 1946 for his pro-Nazi broadcasts during World War II.’

Read more: This 'crackdown' on trolls shows Cameron thinks we're all stupid

Oligarchy and Zionism

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:25 By david-icke

Cameron slashes the welfare cap to £23,000 a year: £300m in benefit savings ‘will help fund millions of apprenticeships’

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:22 By david-icke

‘Tens of thousands of families will have their benefits slashed by up to £60 a week under a new welfare cap, David Cameron will propose today.

Households would be unable to claim more than £23,000 a year in handouts for housing and living costs if the Conservatives win the next election.

And jobless youngsters would be stripped of benefits altogether under radical plans to save £300million.’

Read more: Cameron slashes the welfare cap to £23,000 a year: £300m in benefit savings 'will help fund millions of apprenticeships'

Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never even opened

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:17 By david-icke

‘More than £1m of taxpayers’ money has been spent on proposals for free schools that never opened.

The figures are disclosed in a dossier given to The Independent on which the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, is expected to be questioned by MPs on Wednesday. The report, compiled by the Labour Party, also shows that £50m has been spent on free schools either declared inadequate by the education standards watchdog, Ofsted, or requiring improvement. A further £1.043m was spent on applications that were cancelled or withdrawn.’

Read more: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never even opened

Rusty Humphries: Sneakin’ In To The USA

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:14 By david-icke

The Man With No Plan

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:13 By david-icke

‘The Guardian today carries an article by Gordon Brown, which echoes the content of his speech to the House Of Commons on Thursday. We’ve read it over and over again trying to make any sort of coherent sense out of it, but we’ve drawn a blank. The mighty architect of “The Vow” appears to have not the slightest idea what he actually proposes as a constitutional settlement for the UK and Scotland.’

Read more: The Man With No Plan

Soylent: Could a slug of nutritionally engineered sludge ever replace the leisurely meal?

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:11 By david-icke

‘Rob Rhinehart, a 25-year-old engineer and entrepreneur based in California, believes that his new product, Soylent, can offer exactly that.

“People spend about 90 minutes a day on food,” Rhinehart explains. That figure is an average that includes shopping, food preparation, consumption, and doing the dishes. By opting out of food, and replacing it with Soylent – named after the soy lentil burgers in the 1966 sci-fi novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, rather than its much better-known 1973 film adaptation Soylent Green which came up with the cannibalistic plotline – Rhinehart told me that he’s saved “an hour a day, plus”.’

Read more: Soylent: Could a slug of nutritionally engineered sludge ever replace the leisurely meal?

Big Society exclusive: Taxpayer-funded grants were paid ‘under intense pressure’ to Cameron-founded charity by Nesta

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:07 By david-icke

‘Individuals with links to the Conservatives put “intense pressure” on a public body to give taxpayers’ money to a charity that collapsed leaving a string of failed projects, a report has concluded.

In the six months after the last election, Nesta (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) agreed to give two grants worth nearly £500,000 to the Big Society Network (BSN). The Government has always maintained that the grants were awarded properly.

But now, an internal review by Nesta’s chief executive has revealed that a senior adviser working for David Cameron directly lobbied the organisation to fund the BSN.’

Read more: Big Society exclusive: Taxpayer-funded grants were paid ‘under intense pressure’ to Cameron-founded charity by Nesta

Experimental drugs for patients could be available from March after Government backs Saatchi Bill

Monday 20th October 2014 at 10:01 By david-icke

‘Dying patients could be given access to untested medicines from early next year after the Government and doctors gave their backing to a bill proposed by Lord Saatchi.

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has now thrown his department’s weight behind the Medical Innovation Bill which will make it easier for doctors to try out new treatments on patients without the fear of being sued.’

Read more: Experimental drugs for patients could be available from March after Government backs Saatchi Bill

Sweden searches for suspected Russian submarine off Stockholm

Monday 20th October 2014 at 09:49 By david-icke

‘Hiding a submarine off the shores of a foreign capital might seem a tall order, especially when you have helicopters, ships and 200 troops on your trail. But in a murky and distinctly cold war-reminiscent game of cat and mouse, that is exactly what the Swedish navy appear to suspect Russia of doing.

Sweden’s military has spent three days scouring the waters off Stockholm for what has so far been officially described only as “foreign underwater activity”. However, intelligence briefings to local newspapers suggest a Russian submarine might have had mechanical problems while on a secret mission in the region.’

Read more: Sweden searches for suspected Russian submarine off Stockholm

A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Monday 20th October 2014 at 09:44 By david-icke

‘When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to start thinking about and helping others? Feeding the hungry; giving care to the sick and dying; helping the young child to fight hopelessness; learning to use their abilities to help self and others.

Yes. We are all creatures of selfishness and selflessness. Again I ask: when will the day arrive when we think of our neighbor as our self and not compare what he/she is earning and consuming. Through electronic media, we live in open age where we can discuss our baseness and talk about the glory of rising above this lower nature; helping our fallen friends.

Again I ask: when will the day arrive when we actually do something to lift our self higher and in this process of reaching higher, lift our neighbor along with us?’

Read more: A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Deprogramming Can Change Humanity’s Course

Monday 20th October 2014 at 09:41 By david-icke

‘Max Igan questions where humanity is heading and what will happen to our freedoms if we don’t pay attention to what is happening in societies around the world. He shares his ideas for deprogramming and self-rediscovery that will help us find the much-needed solutions to today’s world problems.’

Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you

Monday 20th October 2014 at 09:34 By david-icke

‘Given the frenzy of interest following the announcement of the Apple Watch, you might think wearables will be the next really important shift in technology.

Not so.

Wearables will have their moment in the sun, but they’re simply a transition technology. Technology will move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. That’s the next big frontier.

Here are nine signs that implantable tech is here now, growing rapidly, and that it will be part of your life (and your body) in the near future.’

Read more: Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you

Whistleblower – Flu Vax Basically Worthless

Monday 20th October 2014 at 09:10 By david-icke

‘A Johns Hopkins scientist has issued a blistering report on influenza vaccines in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Peter Doshi, Ph.D., charges that although the vaccines are being pushed on the public in unprecedented numbers, they are less effective and cause more side effects than alleged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Further, says Doshi, the studies that underlie the CDC’s policy of encouraging most people to get a yearly flu shot are often low quality studies that do not substantiate the official claims.’

Read more: Whistleblower – Flu Vax Basically Worthless

Sorry I Ran You Over. Now Please Pay Me $2,000

Monday 20th October 2014 at 09:04 By david-icke

‘A New York fashion photographer is suing a cyclist she rear-ended for the damage her Infiniti sustained while it was dragging his destroyed bike along the street.’

Read more: Sorry I Ran You Over. Now Please Pay Me $2,000

High School Student, Forced to the Ground at Gun Point for Not Wearing Seat Belt

Monday 20th October 2014 at 08:41 By david-icke

‘High school senior and community role model, Montre` Merritt’s life was forever changed the night he was thrown to the ground and held at gun point in his own driveway by an overzealous police officer.

On January 18, Merritt was pulling into his driveway when a Waycross police officer pulled up behind him and jumped out of his cruiser, pistol drawn.

Merritt was then forced to the ground with the gun pointed at his head, and handcuffed.’

Read more: High School Student, Forced to the Ground at Gun Point for Not Wearing Seat Belt

Feds Continue Orwellian Surveillance of Social Media

Monday 20th October 2014 at 08:28 By david-icke

‘Social media is a playground for data harvesters of all stripes, but it is now apparent that it is becoming the single most pursued line of open surveillance.

I reported recently about Twitter’s ChatterGrabber program that is “used to monitor tickborne diseases, such as Lyme disease, public sentiment involving vaccines, and gun violence and terrorism, serving as an early warning system for public health officials through suspicious tweets or conversations.”

That story was followed shortly after by the announcement that Twitter would open up its entire database to MIT beginning with its very first Tweet in 2006. We know that Facebook has used their algorithms to go beyond surveillance and actually manipulate the emotions of users as a type of psychology experiment. And the list goes on.’

Read more: Feds Continue Orwellian Surveillance of Social Media

Monsanto Invests $1.5 Million Into Tekmira, The Company Making The Ebola Virus Vaccine

Monday 20th October 2014 at 08:21 By david-icke

‘Monsanto. The company alone seems to have become the new business “boogie man” over the years with what has been reported about them. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on this company, and most of them are not good at all. This includes Roundup Ready being linked to kidney disease, as well as what their GMO wheat has done for Kansas farmers. Despite their reported travesties, Hillary Clinton is a staunch supporter of their projects.

There are more reports going against Monsanto, but from what we have showed, would it be wise to have the company handle the production of the cure for the new scare virus, Ebola? For those who said no, unfortunate news is on your way. Monsanto has now invested $1.5 million into Tekmira, the company in charge of making a cure or vaccine for the Ebola virus.’

Read more: Monsanto Invests $1.5 Million Into Tekmira, The Company Making The Ebola Virus Vaccine

Propaganda 101 – How The Pentagon Is Trying To Rewrite Vietnam War History

Monday 20th October 2014 at 08:11 By david-icke

‘In case you weren’t aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Personally, it’s hard to get excited about commemorating an event that led to the death of over 58,000 American soldiers and more than a million Vietnamese, particularly since much of it was the direct result of well documented lies and deception, such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

What’s worse, the Pentagon intends to rewrite history by whitewashing this period of civil unrest and government shame from American history. The propaganda is so blatant that it has resulted in many of the era’s most well known protestors and activists to come together in order to stop it.’

Read more: Propaganda 101 – How The Pentagon Is Trying To Rewrite Vietnam War History

Revealed: EU science chief promised to be ‘flexible’ towards Israel’s war crimes

Monday 20th October 2014 at 08:08 By david-icke

‘Israel’s war crimes sometimes have to be overlooked, according to a senior European Union representative.

During 2013, Israel reacted angrily when Brussels officials issued a policy paper stating that the EU would not award funding to firms and institutions based in Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank. Rather than standing up to Benjamin Netanyahu and his government, the EU’s top figures tried to downplay the significance of the “guidelines” contained in that paper.’

Read more: Revealed: EU science chief promised to be 'flexible' towards Israel’s war crimes

White House suspends enhanced pathogen research

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:56 By david-icke

‘As the US public frets about the recent transmission of Ebola to two Texas healthcare workers, the US government has turned an eye on dangerous viruses that could become far more widespread if they escaped from the lab. On 17 October, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a mandatory moratorium on research aimed at making pathogens more deadly, known as gain-of-function research.’

Read more: White House suspends enhanced pathogen research

‘Rwanda: The Untold Story’. Who is Behind the Genocide? Ambassador Ndagijimana Congratulates the BBC

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:43 By david-icke

‘On the other hand, Hutus were victims of mass killings which could be described as genocide, though it has not as yet been recognized by the International Community. Thousands of Hutus were selectively and systematically massacred by extremist Tutsis of the RPF from October 1990 to 1994.  Many more were massacred after April 1994.

My position is that Kagame’s RPF committed acts of genocide against Hutus in the areas they controlled during the war 1990-94. The ethnic cleansing of the Hutus was carried out after Paul Kagame took power in Rwanda and reached its climax in the forests of Zaire when about 400,000 Hutu refugees were killed by RPF between 1996 and 1998. The evidence abounds.’

Read more: ‘Rwanda: The Untold Story’. Who is Behind the Genocide? Ambassador Ndagijimana Congratulates the BBC

Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:34 By david-icke

‘In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa’s wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent. Less people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.

After NATO’s intervention in 2011, Libya is now a failed state and its economy is in shambles. As the government’s control slips through their fingers and into to the militia fighters’ hands, oil production has all but stopped.

The militias variously local, tribal, regional, Islamist or criminal, that have plagued Libya since NATO’s intervention, have recently lined up into two warring factions. Libya now has two governments, both with their own Prime Minister, parliament and army.’

Read more: Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention

FBI Director Demands Unfettered Access to All Encrypted Phone Data

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:31 By david-icke

‘In a speech Thursday at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, titled “Going Dark: Are Technology, Privacy, and Public Safety on a Collision Course?” Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey demanded that the major telecommunications corporations develop new “backdoor” access points in their encryption systems to facilitate the US government’s mass surveillance programs.

Comey’s speech exposed the real perspective of the US ruling elite—usually concealed behind the smokescreen of lies—with respect to the unconstitutional surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, the FBI and other government agencies.’

Read more: FBI Director Demands Unfettered Access to All Encrypted Phone Data

Loan Sharks and Financial Terrorism: The Wonga Payday Lending Experiment

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:27 By david-icke

‘Keeping people poor in a world of seedy abandonment. Borrowing at phenomenal rates. Loan sharks running wild, dressed by the language of assistance and salvation. All of this should be the stuff to be binned and repelled by governments, but in an age when governments forfeit, rather than affirm responsibility in the face of the economy, the phenomenon of Wonga, a deferred deposit loan operator, has come to thrive. Private indebtedness has become both a condition and a lifestyle.

The names of such companies as Wonga suggests something benign, a sort of gentle helper in the world of tightened finance. You need cash. You need it quickly. Get the money, but then repay it at phenomenally high rates of interest. If you can’t make the payments by each payday, then you can be re-issued with a new round of finance for the debt.

The circle closes, and is never opened. Goods can be repossessed. Property is surrendered. A loan of $200 easily multiplies to returns of $2000 for the lending company. (Wonga’s own rates can be up to 5,853 per cent a year.)’

Read more: Loan Sharks and Financial Terrorism: The Wonga Payday Lending Experiment

Germany gives Israel $382 million discount over missile boats deal

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:22 By david-icke

‘Germany has reversed an earlier decision to hold back a discount on missile boats to Israel over its settlement projects, agreeing to give Tel Aviv a USD 382 million (€300 million) discount.

Israeli media reported on Sunday that the crisis between Israel and Germany over a missile boats deal worth USD1.1 billion, that had been stalled because Germany refused to give Israel a 30-percent discount, has ended.

German and Israeli officials are expected to sign an agreement over the issue within weeks.’

Read more: Germany gives Israel $382 million discount over missile boats deal

Barroso: EU free movement of people non-negotiable

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:16 By david-icke

Belgians stage protest against government reforms

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:15 By david-icke

‘Thousands of Belgians have taken to the streets of the capital, Brussels, to protest against broad reforms planned by the new government.

The Sunday protest was organized by the far-left Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB).

According to the police, some 4,800 people participated in the demonstration. Organizers, however, put the number at over 7,000.

Protesters are opposed to the new coalition government’s plans to increase the retirement age from 65 to 66 and subsequently to 67 by 2030.’

Read more: Belgians stage protest against government reforms

Libya’s Benghazi clashes claim 75 lives in five days

Monday 20th October 2014 at 07:04 By david-icke

‘At least 75 people have been killed in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi during five days of clashes between pro-government forces and militias.

In the latest wave of violence hitting the city on Sunday, nine people lost their lives.

According to reports, a woman was killed and her daughter injured in a bomb attack that targeted the vacant house of former General Khalifa Haftar, who has launched an offensive since Wednesday to drive the militants out of Benghazi.’

Read more: Libya’s Benghazi clashes claim 75 lives in five days