‘U.S. media is quick to blame Putin for the assassination of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
But Itina Khakamada – a top ally of Nemtsov in the opposition – said the killing was “clearly not in Putin’s interest. It’s aimed at rocking the situation.”
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the the killing is aimed at “destabilizing the situation in the country, at heightening confrontation” with the West.
The assassination of Boris Nemtsov is an attempt to complicate the situation in the country, even to destabilize it by ratcheting up tensions between the government and the opposition.
Even the U.S. government’s Voice of America states – in an article entitled “Could Nemtsov Threaten Putin in Death as in Life?” – that Putin loses much more than he gains by the assassination:’
‘Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because he planned to disclose evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s separatist conflict.
Poroshenko paid tribute to Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday, and said the fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin had told him a couple of weeks ago that he had proof of Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis and would reveal it.
“He said he would reveal persuasive evidence of the involvement of Russian armed forces in Ukraine. Someone was very afraid of this … They killed him,” Poroshenko said in televised comments during a visit to the city of Vinnytsia.’
Remember how under the “dictator” Yanukovich, the police didn’t disperse the protesters but only repelled extremists advancing on Congress and President’s Administration? Yeah, that is no longer the case.
And how back then police didn’t open fire even when the protesters burned a police armored car with Molotovs? Here, at 5:07 one can clearly hear them say several times: “touch us, and we will shoot to kill”.
Oh yeah, and the reason those people are protesting: under Yanukovich, dollar cost 8 hryvna. Now, it costs 34! Those people have dollar loans – if before paying back say $50 a month took a quarter of their salary, now it may be more than they earn.
Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss?’
‘The Iraqi popular forces who shot down a US helicopter carrying weapons for the ISIL forces in Al-Baqdadi region released the photos of the shot down chopper through the Internet.
A group of Iraqi popular forces known as Al-Hashad Al-Shabi shot down the US Army helicopter that was carrying weapons for the ISIL in the western parts of Al-Baqdadi region in Al-Anbar province on Thursday.
Last week, Head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee Hakem al-Zameli announced that the helicopters of the US-led anti-ISIL coalition were dropping weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists in the Southern parts of Tikrit.
He underscored that he had documents and photos showing that the US Apache helicopters airdropped foodstuff and weapons for the ISIL.’
‘Authorities now believe that the terror host seen fronting the heavily staged ISIS ‘beheading’ videos is a British computer programmer who apparently left to join ISIS militants in Syria around 2013.
This past Thursday, the identity of the infamous ISIS front man dubbed ‘Jihadi John’ by British press, has been allegedly revealed, as security services have named 27-year-old British citizen, Mohammad Emwazi from West London.
The timing of this information should be looked at very closely, as war profiteers will most likely look to turn this recent revelation into a pretext for a larger conflict in war-torn Iraq and Syria. It could also be used as a way to create new anti-terror measures in the ramp up to future war campaigns.’
‘All of this drama, which was said to have even been captured on “grainy” CCTV cameras between the dates and times of “8.27 pm local time (18.27 GMT) on 17 February and 1.22 pm (11.22 GMT) on 18 February” as reported by the Guardian, is only leading to one thing — the countermanding of our personal freedoms as drastic Orwellian measures have already been rapidly implemented by UK counter-terror officials.
Helen Ball, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, National Senior Counter-terror Coordinator UK, recently said that free travel is a thing of the past because situations like this one create a “real concern” that foreign terrorism recruitment is a real and “growing problem” in the country.
“There’s a new police power to remove someone’s passport if we are concerned they might be traveling for terrorist activity – we have used that already.”, said Ball.’
‘“…if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth.” (1984, George Orwell)
The New Scientist has the stunning story (2/28/15, “Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links,” by Hal Hodson):
“THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free ‘news’ stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness.”
Great idea, right?
Sure it is.
The author of the article lets the cat out of the bag right away with his comment about “anti-vaccination” websites.’
‘President Obama is alleged to have stopped an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets, according to reports to emerge from the Middle East at the weekend.
The threat from the U.S. forced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to abort a planned attack on Iran, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.
Netanyahu will be in Washington for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama’s cherished bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran.’
‘Graphic video footage has emerged of three Los Angeles police officers shooting dead a homeless man on a sidewalk in broad daylight.
The clip, described by an LAPD commander as ‘disturbing’, was posted online within a few hours of the incident and filmed by a passer-by.
At the start four officers are seen struggling to apprehend a man on Skid Row, in downtown LA. He is seen wheeling around trying to strike the officers.
They eventually wrestle him to the ground amid a collection of sleeping bags as two more officers sprint to the scene. While two police detain a nearby female who picked up one of their dropped batons, another can be heard shouting: ‘Drop the gun! Drop the gun!’
A Taser is heard being discharged before five gun shots are fired, leaving the man lying motionless, face down.’
‘Nearly 100,000 of the poorest children in the UK went hungry last year because their parents’ benefits were stopped or cut, according to a report by a coalition of churches.
A total of more than a million benefit sanctions were imposed last year – sometimes simply because people were late for an appointment at the Jobcentre – although more than 120,000 of those decisions were overturned on appeal.
Researchers found that more than 100 people with severe mental health problems a day were sanctioned.
The report said: “We are disturbed that a benefit system intended to provide for the needy and vulnerable is used as a means of coercion and compliance.’
‘The BBC will back a radical overhaul of the licence fee, paving the way for the end of the current system of funding the state broadcaster, the Corporation’s head, Tony Hall, is expected to say today.
In a speech to staff at Broadcasting House, Lord Hall is expected to indicate the Corporation’s backing for a broadcasting levy that would apply to every household, regardless of whether they have a television.
Last week the parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the £145.50 annual licence fee should ultimately be replaced by a German-style “broadcasting levy” that would apply to every household. The change would allow the BBC to collect funds from the estimated 500,000 households which claim not to have a television or only watch programmes on-demand through platforms like the BBC iPlayer.’
‘Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman, is at it again! The Australian woman who inherited her riches just a few days ago lectured the poor about being poor because they don’t work hard enough. Now she’s going on record telling Australian worker’s that they demand too much money in wages and the minimum wage in Australia is too high because she can go over to Africa and hire miners for $2 a day!’
‘A bill approved by the Kansas Senate on Wednesday would enable prosecutors to bring charges against teachers and school administrators for assigning or distributing materials judged harmful to students, the Kansas City Star reports.
The bill, proposed by conservative state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R-Shawnee), deletes a provision in current state law that exempts schoolteachers and officials from such prosecutions. Senators passed the bill 26 to 14.’
‘Sometimes the dogs begin to bark a moment before the earthquake hits, sensing something that their owners cannot. Sometimes you can feel a change in air pressure on your face just as the shaking is about to begin.
But usually the earthquakes in Oklahoma – as many as three a day – arrive without warning.
“You never know when it’s going to happen,” said Ilke Crismon, a 75-year-old who grew up in Nuremberg under Allied bombing during the Second World War and now lives on a ranch outside the town of Glencoe. “We always had alarms before the bombers came. Here you just stand here and get it.”Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Oklahoma, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours.’
‘A coalition row about limiting free speech on university campuses to ban hate preachers has broken out with the Tories saying their default position is now that any extremist speaker should be banned, given the potential damage they can do.
The Liberal Democrat position, meanwhile, is that the debate should go ahead as long as it is well chaired. Conservative chairman, Grant Shapps, accused the Lib Dem business secretary, Vince Cable, of trying to weaken the planned guidance to universities.
The row came as the shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, separately accused the government of tying the hands of the security services over the past five years by removing the relocation powers that used to be within control orders.’
‘The cholesterol-lowering statin drug empire continues to crumble. This past Sunday (February 15, 2015) the Sunday Express in the UK published a headline story stating that Oxford professor Dr. Rory Collins, whose research had been used to support putting millions of patients on statin drugs, was reassessing the data behind those studies for possible drug side effects they might have missed previously.
According to the Express:
Although the original research looked at the effect of statins on the heart and considered cancer risks it did not examine other side effects.
This announcement by Dr. Collins is stunning, to say the least, and points to a massive cover-up and scandal related to statin drugs.’
‘The waking up process is a very personal experience. Once we become aware of the existence of a fabricated world we thought to be real and that our true nature is anything but what we’ve been told, there’s no turning back.
It may appear to be a lonely path, but we are by no means alone in this awakening. It is happening in all walks of life. Whether a banker or corporate employee wakes up to the scam being perpetrated on humanity and pulls out of the matrix, or a normal taxpaying worker realizes they’re contributing to a military industrial machine hell bent on war, control and world domination, we’re all the same.
And those are just surface issues compared to the deliberate socially engineered suppression of man’s innate spiritual nature, whether we call it social liberty or the freedom to create and manifest as we truly are.’
‘Child Protective Services agencies are intended to take care of children with nowhere else to go, but corruption has infiltrated the government custodial system – putting kids at great risk. National Safe Child founder Tammi Stefano takes a look at the problem and reveals cases of CPS children who ended up working in the growing human sex trafficking trade in this short clip from the full length Buzzsaw interview with Sean Stone.’
‘It was right after this that the little boy began fainting. Tiffany said that he just passed out just a few feet in front of her while he was riding on an electric scooter, an accident that landed him in the hospital with a cut above his eye. Once he fainted while eating birthday cake at a party. While Jaxon’s parents were puzzled about the fainting spells, the doctors at the Beacon Clinic decided that they were psychosomatic. They also told them that all of Jaxon’s problems were in his head.
When the Adams said they wanted to get a second opinion, they were told that they were not allowed to do so. When they suggested switching pediatricians, again the Adams were told that they could not.
On September 15, the family had an appointment with Dr. Hoffman at the Beacon Clinic. The doctor came in and asked why they disagreed with the diagnosis of psychosomatic causes for Jaxon’s multiple conditions. According to Tiffany, the doctor’s hostile attitude became upsetting to her son, and he was removed to a waiting room. The Adams insisted that they had a right to seek another opinion. To which Dr. Hoffman replied:
“I want you to know big hospitals take kids away from families for this stuff.”’
‘All 50 states of America will see snow this week as the nation is plunged into the coldest month for decades.
For the first time since 2010, meteorologists predict two snow storms barreling through the country in the next seven days will engulf Florida – a usually snow-less state.
It comes as cold weather records continue to fall across the country, with February declared the coldest month in New York for 81 years.
The average temperature in the Big Apple over the last four weeks has been 24F – 11 degrees below normal. New York joins other metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Pittsburgh, which have also experienced their most frigid February in decades.’
‘As the nation continues to react to the newly discovered ‘black site’ operated by Chicago Police, the mainstream media continues to bury it’s head in the sand.
National media outlets like Fox, MSNBC, and CNN are unsurprisingly refusing to touch this story, driving even further suspicion that the corporate media has become nothing more than a mouthpiece for big government and corporate America.’
‘Campaigners at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, are celebrating a big victory for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement after a referendum to endorse an academic boycott of Israel passed by a landslide.
The results, released Friday after five days of voting, showed that an overwhelming 73 percent of more than two thousand voters backed the boycott. Those eligible to vote on whether SOAS should cut all ties with Israeli academic institutions included students, faculty and contract staff.
Although other university communities, student unions and academic bodies in several countries have backed the boycott in referendums, the all-inclusive nature of the SOAS vote is precedent setting.’
‘Wishful thinking simply won’t deter from the fact that the cancer industry is just that: an industry. Doctors, drug companies, hospitals and other key stakeholders profit heavily each time a cancer patient submits to the conventional treatment model, which typically involves injecting chemotherapy poisons into the body, blasting it with ionizing radiation or cutting off body parts — or some barbaric combination of all three.
It might rub some people the wrong way to state this, especially those who’ve had to watch a loved one die from conventional cancer treatment, but each of these supposed treatments don’t actually work, in many cases. Little-known science, which the medical-industrial complex has made it a practice to ignore or cover up, reveals that, despite what the medical industry often claims, chemotherapy in particular just isn’t an effective cancer treatment.’
‘The mainstream media is politicizing the recent measles outbreaks, using the disease to create a dichotomy to divide Americans. The vaccinated are being pitted against the unvaccinated and a blame game has been riled up.
This pointless debate, gripping news headlines, is being used not to educate the population on better hygiene, nutrition and immunology; it’s being used to rile support for new laws mandating that the entire population be subjected to whatever vaccines “medical science” has deemed necessary to live.
This call for a medical dictatorship has even gripped the minds of politicians and authorities who are now giving out the most irrational advice about diseases like measles. It’s as if the recently infected children in Disneyland are being used as pawns to drive a message of fear into the rest of the population. That fear is driving the population to make irrational decisions.’
‘With fire-breathing religion figuring anew in global conflicts, and political discussions at home often dominated by the nuttery of the Christian right, you might get the sense that somebody’s god is ready to mug you around every street corner. But if you’re the type who doesn’t like to hang your hat on organized religion, here’s a bit of good news: n America, your numbers are growing.
There are more religiously unaffiliated people in the U.S. today than ever before. Starting in the 1980s, a variety of polls using different methodologies have come to the same conclusion: people who do not identify with religious labels are on the rise, perhaps even doubling in that time frame.’
‘Paterson then proceeded to proclaim the virtues of GMOs and laid out a series of slurs, falsehoods and cherry-picked proclamations that anyone would be forgiven for thinking had come straight from the pen of a GMO agribusiness employee. But it wouldn’t have been the first time would it? In the case of this bit of poetry that Paterson likes so much, it came courtesy of Syngenta.
No, such practices are commonplace. Indeed, across the globe uncaged corporate parrots seem to be perched on the highest of ledges:
“We have had the National Academies of Science give a clean chit of biosafety to GM crops — doing that by using paragraphs lifted wholesale from the industry’s own literature! Likewise, Ministers in the PMO who know nothing about the risks of GMOs have similarly sung the virtues of Bt Brinjal and its safety to an erstwhile Minister of Health. They have used, literally, ‘cut & paste’ evidence from the biotech lobby’s ‘puff’ material. Are these officials then, ‘uncaged corporate parrots’?” Aruna Rodrigues, writing about the situation in India here in The Hindu.’
‘In an unprecedented move, 200 veterans of the Israeli security services accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of being a “danger” to Israel.
The new group, called Commanders for Israel’s Security, warned that Netanyahu was doing irreparable harm to the country’s relationship with Washington, just two days before he is due to address the US Congress.
The Israeli prime minister is expected to use the speech to try to undermine negotiations currently taking place between major world powers and Iran. He has claimed that any agreement reached at the talks’ conclusion, later this month, will leave Iran a “nuclear threshold state” hellbent on destroying Israel.’
‘The governing Reform Party has won parliamentary elections in Estonia as concerns rise over the party’s pro-NATO policies which may anger the neighboring Russia.
Results announced late Sunday showed the outgoing Prime Minister Taavi Roivas’s Reform part winning 30 seats of the 101-member parliament
“The Reform Party is the 2015 winner of the parliamentary elections,” Roivas announced on Estonia’s ERR public television.
Roivas could enter a coalition with the rival pro-Russian Centre party which gained 27 seats in the votes. However, the 35-year-old leader has ruled out any such deal as tensions have been on the rise over the past months between Estonia and Russia.’
‘Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, commonly known as the world’s poorest president, has stepped down from his post after five years of ruling the country under his spartan style.
Mujica’s five year term in office finished Sunday after Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as Uruguay’s new president in the capital Montevideo.
The 79-year old Mujica, who left office with a high approval rate, enjoyed huge public support during his reign with his spartan lifestyle and popular policies being the most relishing. He insisted on living in his farm instead of the luxurious presidential mansions and he kept driving an outdated Volkswagen Beetle despite a $1 million offer from an Arab sheikh to buy the car.’
‘The Spanish prime minister has rejected his Greek counterpart’s claim that Spain and Portugal have formed “an axis of forces” to topple the government in Athens.
“We are not responsible for the frustration generated by the radical Greek left that promised the Greeks something it couldn’t deliver on,” Mariano Rajoy said on Sunday.
His remarks came in response to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who on Saturday accused Madrid and Lisbon of attempting to sabotage talks for the eurozone extending the Greek bailout program.’
‘The foreign-sponsored opposition figures and militant forces in Syria have rejected a proposal by the UN special envoy for Syria, which seeks to suspend fighting in the Arab country’s embattled northern city of Aleppo.
“We refuse to meet with Mr. Staffan de Mistura (the UN envoy) if it is not on the basis of a comprehensive solution to Syria’s drama through the exit of (President) Bashar al-Assad and his chief of staff,” Aleppo’s opposition council said in a statement on Sunday.
De Mistura arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Saturday, hoping “to set in motion as soon as possible his project” to halt the skirmishes in Aleppo, located 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of the Syrian capital, for six weeks.’