Andrew Bartzis – Special Release – Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, AI Election Influences Since 1980s


 

 

Hello Conscious Explorer,

Whether you are abreast of public events or choose to wisely operate in a more disconnected state these days, there have been some interesting events and developments in recent times that really affect the majority of humanity. Something you should look to get across no matter your approach to operating in the reality. Some really important stuff related to Facebook, Amazon and the other Tech Giants that affect our world on a massive fundamental scale, requires a bit of transparency which we really want to get out to you asap. This is aside from Andrew’s live shows and the Saturday release structure occurring so far this year.

Hence, why the title ‘SPECIAL RELEASE’ has been employed. We’re not going to over use this theme, but it will be something we look at going forth for important events. What we will be releasing first are separate ‘SPECIAL RELEASE’ videos on Facebook and Amazon. We will e-mail you with details on the second release related to Amazon, AI, Its Masterful Social Engineering and Donald Trump’s Antitrust efforts in the not too distant future. They will be short focused segments easier to explore and absorb.

These first two are taken from a recording of approx 2.5hrs on April the 6th 2018. Another was done on April the 10th of a similar length. Though they are both in the fires of creation at the moment. After these two special releases we’re looking to offer 5 parts 20-30min videos of the broader deeper total conversation, with others likely to follow. Their overall scope being a focused look at ‘Artificial Intelligence Influence in Society’.

We hope to offer you a foundation of clarity as to what is occurring at present. So keep an eye out for these with a bit of a heads up.

So, sit back. Put the tray tables into their upright position and buckle your seatbelt. Get ready to ride the streams of truth now related to Artificial Intelligence. See a layer of this reality previously never seen.

Like no one else can.

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‘Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers’ by Jon Rappoport


 

April 9, 2018

California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Getting the picture?

It’s a free speech killer.

If it passes, agencies of the California government will develop numerous regulations for enforcement, including penalties for “speech criminals.”

Saying this bill violates the 1st Amendment of the Constitution is a vast understatement. The last time I looked, the Founders mentioned nothing about fact checkers or warnings attached to speech.

“Open borders and a flood of immigration into California are destructive to—wait. My statement has been precluded by warnings and fact-checker overrides…”

Or: “VACCINES ARE DANGEROUS. Ahem, I am making a debatable assertion and I must warn you that official experts strenuously disagree with me, and furthermore, the California Fact Checkers United, a division of Merck-Snopes Thought Police, has determined that my assertion is groundless and harmful to children’s health…”

There needs to be a relentless tsunami of protest in California over this Orwellian bill. I know of a number of Internet news operations in the state. They must jump in and lead the way.

In case you believe there are too many websites and blogs based in California to enforce a new draconian law, let me explain how the game works. Behind closed doors, the state government would decide to focus on a few big issues. For example, gun control, vaccines, and immigration. Enforcement agencies would go after the biggest Internet operations expressing politically unacceptable points of view on those subjects. At first. A spread of smaller operations would feel the heat later.

So-called fact checkers would come from government supported groups who agree with Official Positions. In other words, they wouldn’t be fact checkers at all. They would be prime news fakers.

When it comes to the issue of vaccines, for example, they would cite the notoriously biased “experts” at the Centers for Disease Control, never mentioning that the CDC buys and sells $4 billion of vaccines a year.

If, 10 or 15 years ago, someone told you a bill like SB1424 was going to come before a state legislature for a vote, you would have thought you were listening to a Hollywood pitch for a sci-fi movie script.

But now it’s real. It’s here. Believe it.

CRUSH IT.

 

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/california-bill-would-shut-down-free-speech/

Intelligent, well balanced report from a Syrian inside Syria – US Attack on Syria


 

 

Live coverage of the American aggression on Syria 14/04/2018

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work


Former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie (Image via YouTube)

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christoper Wylie, appearing before a committee of British MPs on Tuesday, said that Facebook has the ability to spy on users in their homes and offices.

The British parliament is investigating Cambridge Analytica’s involvement in the Brexit election. MP Damian Collins, who chaired the committee, asked Wylie whether Facebook has the ability to listen to what people are talking about in order to better target them with ads.

“There’s been various speculation about the fact that Facebook can, through the Facebook app on your smartphone, listen in to what people are talking about and discussing and using that to prioritize the advertising as well,” Collins said. “Other people would say, no, they don’t think it’s possible. It’s just that the Facebook system is just so good at predicting what you’re interested in that it can guess.” He asked for Wylie’s thoughts on the possibility.

“On a comment about using audio and processing audio, you can use it for, my understanding generally of how companies use it… not just Facebook, but generally other apps that pull audio, is for environmental context,” Wylie said. “So if, for example, you have a television playing versus if you’re in a busy place with a lot of people talking versus a work environment.” He clarified, “It’s not to say they’re listening to what you’re saying. It’s not natural language processing. That would be hard to scale. But to understand the environmental context of where you are to improve the contextual value of the ad itself” is possible.

Wylie continued: “There’s audio that could be useful just in terms of are you in an office environment, are you outside, are you watching TV?”

Facebook has long denied allegations that its app listens in on users in order to customize ads.

“I run ads product at Facebook. We don’t – and have never – used your microphone for ads. Just not true,” Rob Goldman, vice president of ads products at Facebook, tweeted on October 2017. “That includes Facebook-owned Instagram,” he added.

But users have raised concerns about the practice after observing that they’ve been targeted with ads for products they’ve never expressed an interest in online. Many Facebook users have reported examples and alleged evidence that the app is listening in on their conversations.

During the hearing, the former employee of Cambridge Analytica, who told MPs that he’s a “progressive Euroskeptic,”  was also asked whether the company used “coercion to achieve their desired electoral results.”

Citing the “Nigeria project” as an example, Wylie said he “got incredibly panicked phone calls” from people involved in the project. “Several people were threatened with their lives and they had to immediately leave the country,” he said.

Wylie told the committee that he was informed by Cambridge Analytica shortly after he began his position that Dan Muresan, his predecessor, had been poisoned and died in Kenya after a political deal went wrong. Emphasizing that what he had heard was “pure speculation,” Wylie said he had been told police had been bribed not to enter the hotel room where Muresan had been found.

“My predecessor was found dead. One of my former coworkers had a massive head injury and is missing part of his skull. People do get hurt at this firm.” He added that people are afraid to come forward to talk about the company “because it’s that intimidating.”

In an apparent pushback, Cambridge Analytica tweeted that Wylie’s role in the company had been limited.

You can watch the entire hearing below. The discussion of Facebook’s alleged audio surveillance begins at 2:58.

How The Loss Of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led To A Mental Health Crisis


 

When the Northville Psychiatric Hospital closed, many of the patients either had to leave southeast Michigan for hospitals elsewhere in the state or ended up in community programs that haven’t always met their needs, an advocacy group says.  Paul Sancya/AP

A severe shortage of inpatient care for people with mental illness is amounting to a public health crisis, as the number of individuals struggling with a range of psychiatric problems continues to rise.

The revelation that the gunman in the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting escaped from a psychiatric hospital in 2012 is renewing concerns about the state of mental health care in this country. A study published in the journal Psychiatric Services estimates 3.4 percent of Americans — more than 8 million people — suffer from serious psychological problems.

The disappearance of long-term-care facilities and psychiatric beds has escalated over the past decade, sparked by a trend toward deinstitutionalization of psychiatric patients in the 1950s and ’60s, says Dominic Sisti, director of the Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care at the University of Pennsylvania.

“State hospitals began to realize that individuals who were there probably could do well in the community,” he tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson. “It was well-intended, but what I believe happened over the past 50 years is that there’s been such an evaporation of psychiatric therapeutic spaces that now we lack a sufficient number of psychiatric beds.”

A concerted effort to grow community-based care options that were less restrictive grew out of the civil rights movement and a series of scandals due to the lack of oversight in psychiatric care, Sisti says. While those efforts have been successful for many, a significant group of people who require structured inpatient care can’t get it, often because of funding issues.

A 2012 report by the Treatment Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization that works to remove treatment barriers for people with mental illness, found the number of psychiatric beds decreased by 14 percent from 2005 to 2010. That year, there were 50,509 state psychiatric beds, meaning there were only 14 beds available per 100,000 people.

“Many times individuals who really do require intensive psychiatric care find themselves homeless or more and more in prison,” Sisti says. “Much of our mental health care now for individuals with serious mental illness has been shifted to correctional facilities.”

The percentage of people with serious mental illness in prisons rose from .7 percent in 1880 to 21 percent in 2005, according to the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights.

Many of the private mental health hospitals still in operation do not accept insurance and can cost upwards of $30,000 per month, Sisti says. For many low-income patients, Medicaid is the only path to mental health care, but a provision in the law prevents the federal government from paying for long-term care in an institution.

As a result, many people who experience a serious mental health crisis end up in the emergency room. According to data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, between 2001 and 2011, 6 percent of all emergency department patients had a psychiatric condition. Nearly 11 percent of those patients require transfer to another facility, but there are often no beds available.

“We are the wrong site for these patients,” Dr. Thomas Chun, an associate professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at Brown University, told NPR last year. “Our crazy, chaotic environment is not a good place for them.”

Most hospitals are unable to take care of people for more than 72 hours, Sisti explains, so patients are sent back out into the world without adequate access to treatment.

In order to bridge the gap between hospital stays and expensive community-based care options, Sisti argues for “a continuum of care that ranges from outpatient care and transitional-type housing situations to inpatient care.”

While President Trump and others have claimed a connection exists between mental illness and the rise in gun violence, most mental health professionals vehemently disagree.

“There is no real connection between an individual with a mental health diagnosis and mass shootings. That connection according to all experts doesn’t exist,” says Bethany Lilly of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

Sisti says the stigma around mental health is “systematized” in our health care system, more so than in the public view.

Health care providers are “rather leery about these individuals because these people are, often at least according to the stereotype, high-cost patients who maybe are difficult to treat or noncompliant,” he says. “I think the stigma that we should be really focused on and worried about actually emerges out of our health care system more than from the public.”

Correction Dec. 1, 2017

An earlier version of this story misquoted a 2012 report, stating there were only 14 state psychiatric beds available for 100,000 patients. It should have said 14 beds per 100,000 people.

 

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/30/567477160/how-the-loss-of-u-s-psychiatric-hospitals-led-to-a-mental-health-crisis?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Shocking victory for proponents of alternative medicine by Jon Rappoport


 

March 8, 2018

Breaking: In Australia, an effort to label all alternative (traditional, complementary) medicine products as “based on pseudoscience” has failed.

Traditional remedies (much older than mainstream medicines) are defended as appropriate, and can include health claims.

The Crazz Files, a major defender of health freedom in Australia, reports: “In a major win, the Federal Government has ignored the Australian Greens and anti-complementary medicine activists like Doctor Ken Harvey…and passed a reform package that protects traditional medicine.”

“The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill, which passed Parliament on February 15, supports positive claims for complementary medicines based on traditional evidence, and abolishes the current complaints system.”

“Greens voters were shocked to learn Greens Leader and General Practitioner, Senator Dr Richard Di Natale was aligned with skeptics, whose platform is: ‘There is no alternative to [modern] Medicine’.”

“One of his [Dr. Di Natale’s] ‘concerns’ was that people were being ‘misled’ by traditional claims about the effectiveness of complementary medicine. He, and the skeptics, wanted labels on complementary and traditional medicines to state: ’this traditional indication is not in accordance with modern medical knowledge and there is no scientific evidence that this product is effective’.”

“The Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, told Di Natale: ‘I think it is offensive and disrespectful to those who practice traditional medicine’.”

“’For some, particularly those using Chinese medicine, the history of practising in that traditional medicine paradigm goes back thousands of years. It’s been extensively refined, practised and documented and in many cases incorporated into mainstream medicine. So, a statement required by the Australian Government that the indication is not in accordance with modern medical knowledge and that there is no scientific evidence will be seen as arrogant and insensitive to those practising and using traditional Chinese medicines,’ Senator McKenzie said.”

Boom.

All right. Now I want to treat readers to a brief analysis of “modern medicine,” the so-called scientific system that is the “only valid system.” It is the system employed in Australia, America, and virtually all countries in the world.

People who watch the news or read mainstream news have the impression that “scientific” medical research is remarkably valid and always progressing.

Doctors and medical bureaucrats line up to confirm and ceaselessly push this view.

But they are concealing a dark truth.

Let’s go to the record. Here are two editors of two of the most prestigious and respected medical journals in the world. During their long careers, they have read and scrutinized more studies than any doctor, researcher, bureaucrat, or so-called medical blogger. And this is what they have written:

ONE: “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” (Dr. Marcia Angell, NY Review of Books, January 15, 2009, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption)

TWO: “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness…

“The apparent endemicity of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. Our acquiescence to the impact factor fuels an unhealthy competition to win a place in a select few journals. Our love of ‘significance’ pollutes the literature with many a statistical fairy-tale…Journals are not the only miscreants. Universities are in a perpetual struggle for money and talent…” (Dr. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief, The Lancet, in The Lancet, 11 April, 2015, Vol 385, “Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma?”)

There are many ominous implications in these two statements. I will point out one.

Incompetent, error-filled, and fraudulent studies of medical drugs—for example, published reports on clinical trials of those drugs—would lead one to expect chaos in the field of medical treatment. And by chaos, I mean: the drugs cause widespread death and severe injury.

Again, if a person obtains his news from mainstream sources, he will say, “But I see no evidence of such a vast scandal.”

That is a conspiracy of silence. Because this widespread death and grievous harm HAS been reported. Where? In open-source medical literature.

For example: On July 26, 2000, the US medical community received a titanic shock, when one of its most respected public-health experts, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revealed her findings on healthcare in America. Starfield was associated with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

The Starfield study, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), came to the following conclusion, among others:

Every year in the US, correctly prescribed, FDA approved medical drugs kill 106,000 people. Thus, every decade, these drugs kill more than a MILLION people.

On the heels of Starfield’s astonishing findings, media reporting was rather perfunctory, and it soon dwindled. No major newspaper or television network mounted an ongoing “Medicalgate” investigation. Neither the US Department of Justice nor federal health agencies undertook prolonged remedial action.

All in all, those parties who could have taken effective steps to correct this ongoing tragedy preferred to ignore it.

On December 6-7, 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield by email. Here is an excerpt from that interview.

Q: What has been the level and tenor of the response to your findings, since 2000?

A: The American public appears to have been hoodwinked into believing that more interventions lead to better health, and most people that I meet are completely unaware that the US does not have the ‘best health in the world’.

Q: In the medical research community, have your medically-caused mortality statistics been debated, or have these figures been accepted, albeit with some degree of shame?

A: The findings have been accepted by those who study them. There has been only one detractor, a former medical school dean, who has received a lot of attention for claiming that the US health system is the best there is and we need more of it. He has a vested interest in medical schools and teaching hospitals (they are his constituency).

Q: Have health agencies of the federal government consulted with you on ways to mitigate the [devastating] effects of the US medical system?

A: NO.

Q: Are you aware of any systematic efforts, since your 2000 JAMA study was published, to remedy the main categories of medically caused deaths in the US?

A: No systematic efforts; however, there have been a lot of studies. Most of them indicate higher rates [of death] than I calculated.

Q: Did your 2000 JAMA study sail through peer review, or was there some opposition to publishing it?

A: It was rejected by the first journal that I sent it to, on the grounds that ‘it would not be interesting to readers’!

—end of interview excerpt—

Physicians are trained to pay exclusive homage to peer-reviewed published drug studies. These doctors unfailingly ignore the fact that, if medical drugs are killing a million Americans per decade, the studies on which those drugs are based must be fraudulent. In other words, the medical literature is suspect, unreliable, and impenetrable.

WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE TWO ESTEEMED MEDICAL EDITORS I QUOTED ABOVE—MARCIA ANGELL AND RICHARD HORTON—ARE SAYING.

If you know a doctor who enjoys sitting up on his high horse dispensing the final word on modern medicine, you might give him the quotes from Dr. Angell and Dr. Horton, instruct him to read them, and suggest he get in touch with Angell and Horton, in order to discover what has happened to his profession.

As in: DISASTER.

 

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/shocking-victory-for-proponents-of-alternative-medicine/

WETWARE ~ American Intelligence Media


 

 

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CRITICAL INFO: Entire CRISIS INDUSTRY Arose After Legalization of Psych-Ops in 2012 NDAA


 

Note: IMPORTANT HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE: PLEASE READ LINKS BELOW the video, PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN
This week the media began demonizing anyone who used critical thinking skills by asking questions about the alleged students, mainly the crisis actors at the Florida shooting. Emotional hysteria is literally blinding people to the fact these shootings are part of massive gov’t psychological operation called the CRISIS INDUSTRY.
 
Until I saw Debi’s EYE OPENING report below, I had no idea exactly how extensive and well planned these events are. Right down to websites that offer staging services and crisis actors, even actors dressed jihadist to fake a beheading.
 
I realize there a lot of newly awakened people who haven’t been down the research rabbit hole long enough to understand all the details behind ‘The Anatomy of a False Flag’. These events are staged to play on our emotions, blinding our critical thinking skills.
 
I NO LONGER PLAY PARTISAN POLITIC’S. Am not Democrat, Republican or Indenpendent and have removed my energy and consent from ‘the system of domination and control’ called party politics.
 
My perspective is VERY similar to Debi’s. As an Independent Journalist her eyes opened wide after covering Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail, where she saw the corruption on both sides of the aisle and has washed her hands of politics. We’re both simply trying to share the truth and are asking people to put their emotions aside and exercise CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS.
 
Now, those of us asking people to use critical thinking are being demonized because we care enough about the truth AND human lives to point out the anomaly’s and discrepency’s from the media.
 
PLEASE READ THE LINKS BELOW…then please listen to this extremely important message with an open heart and open mind. Here Debi does an outstanding job researching the crisis industry, providing evidence with further follow-up links below and in explaining the importance behind all of us getting on the same page and putting our political differences aside before the bars come down around us. Much love and mahalo….Annette
 
LINKS LINKS and MORE VIDEO LINKS: Be sure to scroll all the way through!
 
Police use blanks – scare/training “I thought it was a drill because they told us you will have police officers whoa re going to be firing blanks like scare us, get us like, you know, trained for this. So no one took it seriously until I heard like screaming, the worst screaming you will ever hear. It was awful like major heart stop beating and… http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/18…
 
‘I assumed it was a code red drill, they told us earlier in the day in the day we were going to be having a code red drill, I assumed it was blanks: (THINK about that, they were setting up a simulated event, how did the kid waltz in with police on site staging an event): http://home.suddenlink.net/front_cont…
 
Multiple students all report (in MAINSTREAM MEDIA interviews NOT Alex Jones) that they were told a drill was going to be conducted. One girl said she was told they would hear screams, another stated that they were going to use blanks. Got that. Students are reporting a SIMULATED event of this type was PLANNED and they were they were going to do things to make it seem real (screams, blank). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…
 
Part 1 & 2: (Girl talking about multiple shooters, army guys piling injured under mats): https://twitter.com/saneprogressive/s…
 
 
Girl who said that she was walking down the hall next to Nicholas Cruz and he didn’t have a gun: https://twitter.com/KHOUSportsMatt/st…
 
Video banned multiple times from Youtube on graphic/violent content reposted, it won’t last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxla2…
 
Great video on history of False Flags by Truth Stream for people who are willing to start to look objectively: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…
 
Legalization of propaganda in 2012 NDAA which rolled back law to stop the use of psychological operations and propaganda US uses in other countries on its own citizens: http://www.newschief.com/news/2018021…
 
Naomi Wolf (former Gore/Clinton Consultant): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuB6w…
 
Crisis Industry has sprung up in wake of this legislation: Crowds on Demand: https://crowdsondemand.com/?gclid=EAI…
 
Wikipedia page w many links to articles on MSM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowds_…
 
Founder is a political operative who worked on Jerry Brown’s California campaign: https://crowdsondemand.com/who-we-are/ Crisis Cast &
 
Affiliates (NGOS, Security Agencies, Governments around the world): http://crisiscast.com/ http://www.magnumservices.com/experie…
 
 
ADS affiliate of crisis cast: https://www.adsgroup.org.uk/events-li…
 
Photo of type of targeted branding they provide: https://twitter.com/saneprogressive/w…
 
It was recently revealed that the world’s largest security firm G4S, who had employed the man named in the Orlando pulse nightclub shooting, Omar Mateen – is a client of the mass casualty staging company called CrisisCast. (this is Vanessa Beely’s site) http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/06/18…
 
This one is especially creepy. The Crisis Cloud. Ugh: http://www.crisis-solutions.com/simul…
 
Pattern of ads from these companies occurring in locations before large scale tragedies: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0… https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/10…
 
Police seeking power to detain preemptively based on social media postings and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons: http://www.newschief.com/news/2018021…
 
Video of police seeking power to preemptively detain on social media posts on MSNBC: (they ALREADY can detain if you threaten someone online): Go to 20:59: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdnKp…
 

EXPOSE`: Expansion of Police State As Power Sought For Preemptive Detainment and Unconstitutional Seizure


 

Note: Following the Parkland mass terror event, the media is weaponizing information to divide us so the PTB can have their NWO. Ultimately, this is not a gun grab – if they can get enough people to go along with the gun control agenda – it’s a PEOPLE GRAB.

It’s important that we drop labels like left/right/libtard/repuke/Dem/Dep and come together as One People, without borders and belief systems that divide us. Uniting with tolerance is key to stopping a full blown police state and the slamming of the bars around what little sovereignty remains.

Here’s an outstanding synopsis of the steep, slippery slope we’ve arrived at and how they’re using the FL shooting to enact sweeping legislation that goes way beyond ‘gun control’ – that’s just the shiny object they dangle before us, while preparing to rob us blind of our Constitutional Rights and what little freedom remains for the individual and society at large.

Now cops want the right to arrest us for ‘thought crimes’ under the guises of mental illness? That’s aiming for a big people grab….Debi begins around 5:55, the last half of her commentary is outstanding in scope and it’s wide reaching perspective on what’s unfolding with the ruling elite who don’t subscribe to political party’s, only their unholy agenda’s. Weaving thru so much deception gets tricky, critical thinking and analysis of the facts at hand is key in understanding the crossroads we’ve reached at the intersection of a Full Blown Police State where anyone of us could be held indefinitely in detention, without habius corpus or the right to legal defense for sharing our truth, facts and perspective on the criminal kakistocracy that hold the reigns of power in America – and around the world.

Be sure to check out the links below, Debi did a outstanding job investigating this story!

Blessings, {~A~}

 

 

LINKS – Click SHOW MORE FOR FULL LIST: Go to my twitter feed for the links on Florida Shooting research by alternative sources CNN transcript with student who says a drill was planned with blanks: http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/18…

Media Responsibility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-D3Y…

Excellent video by Grace here, good for a new person who is just ready to consider evidence https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…

Jimmy Dore/Binney, Great vid here: Copy Cats – don’t like daily mail – only included to show that police ALREADY have power to detain on THREATS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGYSu… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

Florida Plan Post Incident: http://www.newschief.com/news/2018021…

Police Rep PLEADS for power of Preemptive Detainment: https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/02…

Citation Statistic for number of people detained in Florida given here: http://www.tbo.com/news/numbers-show-…

Baker Act Exams up by 50% in Florida: http://www.tbo.com/news/numbers-show-…

Newsweek article that concedes low violence rate and asserts that we have to make equation disputed by research: http://www.newsweek.com/mass-shooting… https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsro…

Propaganda Legal: Trump pushes mental health: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/us…

See how it all neatly fits: https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/66af7965… http://www.breitbart.com/big-governme…

Richie from Boston video with MSNBC clip I played. Thanks Richie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co…

Baker Act used on homeless roundup recently http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weath…

Look to a pattern of it happening elsewhere: http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/201…

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Solaris Modalis Commentary: Photographs Taken During Hawaii Missile Incident


By January 14, 2018

Message to the Hawaiian Public Sent Indicating an Incoming Missile

On January 13, 2018, at 8:07am Hawaii time, a message flashed across TV screens and cell phones.  This message was declared a false alarm thirty eight minutes later.

The message on cell phones, in all capital letters, was “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii.  Seek immediate Shelter.  This is not a drill.”  Thirty eight minutes later (8:47am Hawaii time), another message flashed across phones saying “There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii.  Repeat.  False Alarm.”  The following photos of these messages are sourced from Twitter:

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On television screens a message was displayed saying that the missile was detected by the U.S. Pacific Command and that the message was from IPAWSCAP, which is the FEMA national warning system.

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The above photos are sourced from Twitter, and were from a video by an unknown TV station in Hawaii, and were in a tweet by Nick Short @PoliticalShort.  The tweet disappeared within a couple hours of these screen shots.

Interviews with Local Officials, Jan 13 2018: Pertinent Details

Local television station KHON2.com published an article and video that includes a video interview of personnel from the monitoring facility that was the source of the message.

On the video from the article, the head of HEMA – the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator said, “We will take action to prevent this from ever happening again by having more than one person here to do this, make this decision.  We’ll work on equipment changes.”

A reporter then says, “Were you here when it happened?”

The head of HEMA says, “This is designed so that we don’t have to be here if this type of event happens.  We don’t want people calling us to get permission when we have such a short time window.”

The article goes on to quote the governor of Hawaii as saying, “There was no automated way to send a false alarm cancellation.  We had to initiate a manual process”.

The brigadier general also being interviewed then recommends that if an alert occurs again in Hawaii, it should be treated as the real thing until an “all clear” is given.

According to an article by Reuters, the head of HEMA stated, “Hawaii would have only 12 to 13 minutes of warning in an actual attack…”.

Commentary by Solaris Modalis

From the above interviews, it appears that a key person received information or checked equipment at the relevant facility, determined an attack was imminent, and then, sent out the alert.

It appears that the personnel working at this facility that monitors for incoming missiles, are tasked with this responsibility, thus they have the training for it and are considered responsible enough to make independent decisions, and to protect the population by sending out alerts during an actual attack.

Since the window is quite small – potentially only 12 to 13 minutes – time is of the essence in decision making.

There is no system to cancel alerts.  Thus the equipment must be considered to be pretty accurate, and / or, the choice is to err on the side of caution.

If the equipment to monitor for ballistic missiles is accurate, then why did it indicate a potential missile strike?

Later on in the day, it was said that a test was supposed to take place which then accidentally went live.

Two Photographs of the Hawaiian Sky, and An Interesting Story 

The following photo was sent to me by my friend Alex Clark, and was found on Facebook.  I do not have the account name associated with the photograph (edit – see UPDATE that follows).  It is a photo of the live KHON broadcast taken thirty one minutes after the emergency was declared a false alert.

This photo shows a shot of the sky at 9:16am Hawaii time.

UPDATE January 18, 2018:  The person who took these photos is Kim Pazdur.  Kim took photos of her TV at the time of the original live broadcast.  She then posted them to Facebook. She wrote to me and said that she “Took the photos because I knew what I was seeing and wanted to make sure someone got the evidence.”

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Let’s take a look at this photo with some color edits (below).  I have bumped up the contrast as far as it can go in the photo.  What this will usually do is darken pretty much the entire photograph. However, the round orbs in the sky are glowing incredibly bright even with the photo darkened as much as was possible.

For me, this brightness after the color edits, indicates the presence of a technology that is lighted in a way that is beyond our current technology – the entire orbs are fully lighted and their color hasn’t diminished at all.  This technology feels very much like an interdimensional lightship, or UFO, to me.

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Potential UFOs Over Hawaii During Missile Emergency

So, let’s call them UFOs – daytime UFOs.  Present at Hawaii, during the missile alert.  This will be the first part of our interesting story.

It is interesting that the largest one has a diamond shape.  With the color edits, the diamond shaped UFO also appears 3D – it has a form like a ship might have.

The next photograph has slightly different color edits, and slightly enlarged.  These color edits and zooming in reveal the diamond shape of the UFO fairly well.

The other thing about the large UFO’s diamond shape, is that this is clearly not a cloud.  It has 90 degree angles would not be reflected in a usual photograph of a cloud.

I just wrote the word “angles” as “angels” – I had to go back and correct the spelling.  And when I did that, I had the confirmation feeling, that these vessels, or ones like them, may have saved the day.

Were These UFOs Assisting in the Emergency?

Let’s make that part two of our interesting story: That these unusual daytime UFOs, present at an extraordinary time, and at a time where the people of Hawaii, and the world, needed assistance, may have been involved in this emergency situation – if it was a real emergency.

UFOs and Nuclear Technology

UFOs are known to have focused upon nuclear sites and missiles on this planet.

The following quote by Robert Hastings, an authority in this area of research, is from a Collective Evolution article entitled, “Why are UFOs Shutting Down our Nuclear Missiles?”:

“Significantly, the UFO activity occasionally transcends mere surveillance and involves direct and unambiguous interference with our strategic weapons systems. Numerous cases include reports of mysterious malfunctions of large numbers of nuclear missiles just as one or more UFOs hovered nearby.” (Declassified Soviet Ministry of Defense documents confirm that such incidents also occurred in the former USSR.)  ~ Robert Hastings

So, let’s make that part three of our interesting story – that UFOs can and do effect nuclear missiles.  There is much testimony on this from credible sources, if you wish to research it, and there are links to Robert Hastings’ work in the article from Collective Evolution.

An Interesting Story of Galactic Assistance

Let’s put our interesting story together, now.  When we do that, it goes something like this:

  1. An incoming missile was noted and an alert was sent out.  Proper steps were taken and best judgements were made.
  2. The galactic presence on Earth – in the form of UFOs – intervened and deactivated, and/or shot down, and/or sent off course, the potential incoming missile(s).
  3. The UFOs then stood ‘guard’ over Hawaii for some period of time, revealing their presence in the sky.
  4. The emergency was declared a ‘false alarm’ – because there were no longer missiles detected by the equipment.

I hope you have enjoyed our interesting story – a potential story of what may have transpired during the Hawaii missile emergency.

Here is my question – how would you feel, if it were true?  How would you feel if you felt that we had assistance, from unseen realms?

How does it feel to think, or to know, that there are more technologically advanced beings that have ‘got our back’?

Not to be saviors, no, because it is up to us human beings to solve our own problems, and to create our own innovative solutions.

Maybe, just maybe, we do have angels.

Love, Solaris

UDPATE: January 22, 2018:  Deep gratitude to Kauilepele for re-blogging this article. After KP picked up this posting, it went viral and it’s content and photos were quoted and shown in several articles.

UPDATE January 20, 2018:

The contents of this article and specifically these photos were a part of the discussion on The Goldfish Report #181 “Uniting the Light” Roundtable with Louisa, Cobra, James Gilliland, KP (Kauilepele), and Winston Shrout.

See the video starting at 6:44 (6 minutes, 44 seconds) for the discussion on these photos.  The general consensus was that these are galactic UFOs.  I found the discussion of the photos very interesting. I am grateful that the article, photos and blog was shown and that these were discussed on the show.

In addition, during the video, Kauilepele talked about the direction of this photo. KP’s website is https://kauilapele.wordpress.com. He stated on the Goldfish Report #181 that he believes that this is a view of Diamond Head Crater on O’ahu. A portion of the top of the crater can be seen in the top section of the photo.

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Photographs sourced from Facebook.  Photos were taken by Kim Pazdur of her television, which was displaying the live broadcast from KHON.

KHON Honolulu links:

KHON2.com main website for KHON news.

Missile threat text alert sent in error after employee pushed wrong button” by KHON, includes video interview of HEMA personnel.

Quoted Reuters article is at:

Missile threat text alert sent in error after employee pushed wrong button

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Mind control and the “flu virus” by Jon Rappoport


 

Mind control and “the flu virus”

by Jon Rappoport

Image result for flu virusJanuary 16, 2018

Yesterday, I exposed the fact that most “flu” is not the flu.

For example, here is a quite suggestive quote from Peter Doshi’s report, “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?” (BMJ 2005; 331:1412):

“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”

OOPS.

Today, I want to look at the mind control aspect of this insanity.

If someone says, “You have the flu,” he means you have one thing and other people who have the flu have the same thing.

It is caused by a virus, and everyone who has the flu has that virus.

If you say, “No, the so-called flu could be caused by many different things,” people might appear to agree with you, but they’re still thinking, “The flu is one thing.”

They won’t let go. That’s called mind control.

Person A has a cough, fatigue, headache, and fever. Why? A combination of stress, exposure to cold weather, and contaminated indoor air.

Person B also has cough, fatigue, headache and fever. Why? A combination of junk food, nutritional deficits, and a toxic pain reliever.

Do persons A and B have the same thing?

No, they don’t. If they did, the causes would be the same. And they aren’t.

Now take 10,000 people who have the above list of symptoms. But none of them has the flu virus. Do any of them have the flu? No. Do they all have the same thing? No, because the combination of causes and the precise nature of each cause are not the same from person to person.

If 10,000 people have the flu virus, do they all have the flu? No. People with strong immune systems don’t get sick. People with weak immune systems do get sick. The determining factor is the condition of the immune system, not the presence of the virus. Therefore, the tight equation, “flu virus equals flu,” is false.

Understanding all these factors rearranges the thought process vis-à-vis “the flu.”

“Flu outbreak across America” is a generality. It doesn’t hold together. Once you take it apart, you see something different.

You’re no longer in a state of hypnosis about “the virus.”

“Yes, but all these people getting sick…showing up at hospitals…they must all have the same thing…”

No. They might have similar symptoms, but that doesn’t mean “they have the same thing.”

If you want one factor, which combined with other immune-suppressing factors, might be at work, why not start with the freezing weather across America? That could be a clue. But it’s far from the whole story.

Person C has cough, fatigue, headache, and fever. In his case, it’s caused by a combination of freezing weather, five toxic medicines on his night table at the nursing home, and a forced change of diet that increases the load of empty calories.

Person D has cough, fatigue, headache, and fever. In her case, it’s caused by grief over the loss of a loved one, a bad reaction to the flu vaccine, and a power outage that cut off heat in her home for two days.

And so forth, on and on.

Casually blaming “the virus” is a response dictated by the stimulus of news and government propaganda about “the flu.”

And the propaganda ignores the most important factor: the condition of a person’s own immune system. THAT is a non-medical situation; and increasing the power of one’s own immune response requires something the medical system refuses to recognize—all the actions a person could take under the general banner of “natural health.”

From which the medical system makes zero money.

This is called a clue.

“Let’s see. We can tell people that when they get sick with ‘flu symptoms,’ they have the flu, and it’s all about the virus. Then we can sell flu vaccines and drugs like crazy. OR we can tell them these so-called flu symptoms come from different combinations of causes, which in many cases are environmental and should be identified—and most importantly, we can tell them they need to strengthen their immune systems through ‘natural’ methods—and then we make no money and go out of business and end up pumping gas in Death Valley. Hmm. Which choice do we make? Let’s take a vote…”


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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

 

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Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Hollywood Hypocrites….Sane Progressive


 

Note: Outstanding feedback on the manipulation from the mainstream press and the Hollywood celebrity’s who use their power to manipulate public opinion. So relieving to see people are finally waking up to the hypocrisy.

This was a good speech. Try to ignore the audio glitches, Sane Progressive was banned from YouTube 3mo’s ago for reporting truth on the Las Vegas shootings and it appears they may be tinkering with her video’s. Blessings, {~A~}

 

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People-Powered Solutions to Start the New Year – #NewWorldNextWeek ~ Corbett Report


 

 

Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

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US CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION SHUTDOWN- JFK, LAX EFFECTED….. TRAVEL TRAVESTY | IRAN EXODUS ~ Anti-School


 

 

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US Senator Pleads Guilty To Trafficking, Former Oklahoma state senator admits to child sex trafficking while in office


 

 

In this video Jason Bermas discusses US State Senator Ralph Shortey’s plea of GUILTY to trafficking charges involving minors.

 

 

Link to Washington Post article: 

Former Oklahoma state senator admits to child sex trafficking while in office

Max Igan ~ What’s About to Happen


 

 

Could JACOB ROTHSCHILD Be Among the Dead in Plane-Helicopter Collision Near Waddesdon Manor?


Ed. Note: This story is still breaking, but after a thorough search of the headlines from major news articles, as well as alternative media I couldn’t find any evidence that Jacob Rothschild was involved in this tragic mid-air accident.  The Cessna was a two-seater instructor training plane and the helicopter was a two-seater as well. Neither air vehicle is appropriate for flying an individual of Jacob Rothschild’s stature and wealth.

That is, unless he was flying undercover in an effort to escape the country un-detected – which is also REMOTE possibility – under normal circumstances he would fly in a larger helicopter of at least four seats, and the airplane would be an upscale Cessna jet – not a two seater instructor plane.  I suspect this story is a false alarm. Blessings {~A~}

from Your News Wire:
Lord Jacob Rothschild and four other people are feared dead after a plane and helicopter crashed in mid-air over the Rothschild estate in Buckinghamshire on Friday afternoon.

Wreckage from both aircraft fell from the sky after local residents reported hearing a loud bang shortly after midday. According to authorities, the pilot of the helicopter and its single passenger, as well as the pilot and a passenger of the plane all died in the crash.

A local resident, speaking to reporters, said: “My father heard a loud bang. My mother said a man, who I think was someone who had been out walking nearby, then went running up to the manor to say there had been a crash.”

“It didn’t happen directly over the grounds, but in woodland nearby. My father ran up to the scene. Everyone is helping the emergency services.”

 

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Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, is a member of the powerful elite Rothschild banking family.

The Rothschild’s are commonly believed to have engineered WWI in order to force the British government into creating Israel by getting them to sign the Balfour Declaration in 1917.

Lord Rothschild also boasted that the New World Order, which is family heads, would be in place by 2018.

Daily Mail reports: At least seven fire engines and three search and rescue vehicles rushed to the scene after the first 999 call came in at 12.06pm.

 

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Police vehicles arrived at the crash site and officers have put up evidence tents in the woodland. Crash experts are attempting to piece together what happened.

Rescue workers had launched the fire brigade’s drone over the fallen wreckage in a bid to locate any survivors, but it is understood no one was taken to hospital.

Flight data shows a two-seater helicopter was flying at 1,025ft in the area at the time, but suddenly went of radar shortly after 12 noon. It had only been in the air for 15 minutes.

Aerial image of crash scene
Aerial image of crash scene

 

The plane that crashed is believed to be a Cessna 152, a popular training aircraft which has space for only one pilot and one passenger.

A Cessna 152 took off from Wycombe Air Park around the same time as the helicopter. It disappeared from radar at the same time as the helicopter.

The plane thought to have been involved was made in 1982. The helicopter feared to have crashed was built earlier this year.

Staff from the Waddesdon Estate, which is managed by a foundation set up by the eminent Rothschild family, helped direct emergency vehicles to the scene of the tragedy as police threw up a massive cordon around the area to preserve the scene.

Read More @ YourNewsWire.com
https://www.sgtreport.com/articles/2017/11/17/could-jacob-rothschild-be-among-the-dead-in-plane-helicopter-collision-near-waddesdon-manor

The Saudi Purge is a Global Crisis ~ James Corbett


 

 

The House of Saud is in crisis as MBS consolidates his hold on the kingdom and prepares to transform Saudi Arabia in his image. But what is behind the purge, and how does it relate to the future of the world monetary system. Join James for a classic Corbett Report debriefing on the Saudi purge and the rise of the petroyuan.

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750,000 Protesters Clog Barcelona Streets, Demands Release Of “Political Prisoners” ~ ZeroHedge


 

Note: GO SPAIN!!! This is an amazing show of unity in Barcelona.  There were a few tweets that didn’t copy and paste into the text, please follow the source link at the bottom to see the tweets and witness how protests in America would look without paid thugs by opposing forces and those attempting to foment a civil war.

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Hundreds of thousands of people – 750,000 according to Barcelona police – backing Catalonia’s bid to secede from Spain clogged the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.

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Close to a million people filled the length of the Avenue Marina that runs from the beach to Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia church, while the jailed leaders’ families made speeches.

As AP reports, the rally’s grassroots organizers called for 10 prominent members of the secessionist movement in the northeastern Spanish region to be freed from prison.

Eight former members of Catalonia’s dissolved Cabinet and two activists are in jail while Spanish authorities investigate their alleged roles in promoting an illegal declaration of independence last month in violation of Spain’s Constitution.

A separate court in Madrid granted bail on Thursday to another six Catalan lawmakers – including Catalan parliament’s speaker Carme Forcadell – also being investigated over the secession push. Forcadell was released after agreeing to renounce any political activity that went against the Spanish constitution, according to the court’s ruling, in effect banning her from campaigning for independence in the December election. Those terms threaten to undermine the independence movement just as cracks are starting to appear and tensions rise between the grassroots and their leaders.

Still, there were few cracks on display Saturday: “We want to tell the world that we want freedom for our prisoners and freedom for Catalonia,” Agusti Alcoberro, the vice president of grassroots group National Catalan Assembly, told the crowd in Barcelona, the region’s capital.

Many of the protesters carried pro-independence “estelada” flags, with its white star and blue triangle superimposed over the traditional red-and-yellow Catalan colors.

“Look at all the people here,” said 63-year-old Pep Morales, who was confident separatist parties would win in the 21 December election. “The independence movement is still going strong.”

Many also held signs saying in Catalan “Freedom Political Prisoners” and wore yellow ribbons as a symbol of their demands.

Family members of the jailed separatists read messages from their loved ones to the crowd at the conclusion of the march.

While those separatist leaders now in jail obeyed a summons to appear in court in Madrid, deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers fled to Belgium, where they now await an extradition hearing to return them to Spain.

Addressing the rally in Barcelona via a video message shown on a large screen, Puigdemont said: “We need you all to be very active. We want to hear your voice, both those of us in Brussels and those in prison.”

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-11/massive-crowd-barcelona-demands-spain-release-political-prisoners

If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention ~ ZeroHedge


 

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Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com,

While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous.

A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It’s upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world’s superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil.

So much is currently in flux, especially in Saudi Arabia, that nearly anything can happen next. Which is precisely why this volatile situation should command our focused attention at this time.

The main elements currently in play are these:

  • A sudden and intense purging of powerful Saudi insiders (arrests, deaths, & asset seizures)
  • Huge changes in domestic policy and strategy
  • A shift away from the US in all respects (politically, financially and militarily)
  • Deepening ties to China
  • A surprising turn towards Russia (economically and militarily)
  • Increasing cooperation and alignment with Israel (the enemy of my enemy is my friend?)

Taken together, this is tectonic change happening at blazing speed.

That it’s receiving too little attention in the US press given the implications, is a tip off as to just how big a deal this is — as we’re all familiar by now with how the greater the actual relevance and importance of a development, the less press coverage it receives. This is not a direct conspiracy; it’s just what happens when your press becomes an organ of the state and other powerful interests. Like a dog trained with daily rewards and punishments, after a while the press needs no further instruction on the house rules.

It does emphasize, however, that to be accurately informed about what’s going on, we have to do our own homework. Here’s a short primer to help get you started.

A Quick Primer

Unless you study it intensively, Saudi politics are difficult to follow because they are rooted in the drama of a very large and dysfunctional family battling over its immense wealth.  If you think your own family is nuts, multiply the crazy factor by 1,000, sprinkle in a willingness to kill any family members who get in your way, and you’ll have the right perspective for grasping how Saudi ‘politics’ operate.

The House of Saud is the ruling royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (hereafter referred to as “KSA”) and consists of some 15,000 members. The majority of the power and wealth is concentrated in the hands of roughly 2,000 individuals.  4,000 male princes are in the mix, plus a larger number of involved females — all trying to either hang on to or climb up a constantly-shifting mountain of power.

Here’s a handy chart to explain the lineage of power in KSA over the decades:

(Source)

We’ll get to the current ruler, King Salman, and his powerful son, Mohammed Bin Salman (age 32), shortly.  Before we do, though, let’s talk about the most seminal moment in recent Saudi history: the key oil-for-money-and-protection deal struck between the Nixon administration and King Faisal back in the early 1970’s.

This pivotal agreement allowed KSA to secretly recycle its surplus petrodollars back into US Treasuries while receiving US military protection in exchange.  The secret was kept for 41 years, only recently revealed in 2016 due to a Bloomberg FOIA request:

The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending.

 

It took several discreet follow-up meetings to iron out all the details, Parsky said. But at the end of months of negotiations, there remained one small, yet crucial, catch: King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud demanded the country’s Treasury purchases stay “strictly secret,” according to a diplomatic cable obtained by Bloomberg from the National Archives database.

 

“Buying bonds and all that was a strategy to recycle petrodollars back into the U.S.,” said David Ottaway, a Middle East fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. But politically, “it’s always been an ambiguous, constrained relationship.”

(Source)

The essence of this deal is pretty simple. KSA wanted to be able to sell its oil to its then largest buyer, the USA, while also having a safe place to park the funds, plus receive military protection to boot. But it didn’t want anybody else, especially its Arab neighbors, to know that it was partnering so intimately with the US who, in turn, would be supporting Israel.  That would have been politically incendiary in the Middle East region, coming as it did right on the heels of the Yom Kipper War (1973).

As for the US, it got the oil it wanted and – double bonus time here – got KSA to recycle the very same dollars used to buy that oil back into Treasuries and contracts for US military equipment and training.

Sweet deal.

Note that this is yet another secret world-shaping deal successfully kept out of the media for over four decades. Yes Virginia, conspiracies do happen. Secrets can be (and are routinely) kept by hundreds, even thousands, of people over long stretches of time.

Since that key deal was struck back in the early 1970s, the KSA has remained a steadfast supporter of the US and vice versa. In return, the US has never said anything substantive about KSA’s alleged involvement in 9/11 or its grotesque human and women’s rights violations. Not a peep.  

Until recently.

Then Things Started To Break Down

In 2015, King Salman came to power. Things began to change pretty quickly, especially once he elevated his son Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to a position of greater power.

Among MBS’s first acts was to directly involve KSA into the Yemen civil war, with both troops on the ground and aerial bombings.  That war has killed thousands of civilians while creating a humanitarian crisis that includes the largest modern-day outbreak of cholera, which is decimating highly populated areas.  The conflct, which is considered a ‘proxy war’ because Iran is backing the Houthi rebels while KSA is backing the Yemeni government, continues to this day.

Then in 2016, KSA threatened to dump its $750 billion in (stated) US assets in response to a bill in Congress that would have released sensitive information implicating Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11.  Then-president Obama had to fly over there to smooth things out.  It seems the job he did was insufficient; because KSA-US relations unraveled at an accelerating pace afterwards.  Mission NOT accomplished, it would seem.

In 2017, KSA accused Qatar of nefarious acts and made such extraordinary demands that an outbreak of war nearly broke out over the dispute. The Qatari leadership later accused KSA of fomenting ‘regime change’, souring the situation further.  Again, Iran backed the Qatar government, which turned this conflict into another proxy battle between the two main regional Arab superpowers.

In parallel with all this, KSA was also supporting the mercenaries (aka “rebels” in western press) who were seeking to overthrow Assad in Syria — yet another proxy war between KSA and Iran.  It’s been an open secret that, during this conflict, KSA has been providing support to some seriously bad terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other supposed enemies of the US/NATO.  (Again, the US has never said ‘boo’ about that, proving that US rhetoric against “terrorists” is a fickle construct of political convenience, not a moral matter.)

Once Russia entered the war on the side of Syria’s legitimate government, the US and KSA (and Israel) lost their momentum. Their dreams of toppling Assad and turning Syria into another failed petro-state like they did with Iraq and Libya are not likely to pan out as hoped.

But rather than retreat to lick their wounds, KSA’s King Salman and his son are proving to be a lot nimbler than their predecessors. 

Rather than continue a losing battle in Syria, they’ve instead turned their energies and attention to dramatically reshaping KSA’s internal power structures:

Saudi Arabia’s Saturday Night Massacre

 

For nearly a century, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by the elders of a royal family that now finds itself effectively controlled by a 32-year-old crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman. He helms the Defense Ministry, he has extravagant plans for economic development, and last week arranged for the arrest of some of the most powerful ministers and princes in the country.

 

A day before the arrests were announced, Houthi tribesmen in Yemen but allied with Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional rival, fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh.

 

The Saudis claim the missile came from Iran and that its firing might be considered “an act of war.”

 

Saudi Arabia was created between the two world wars under British guidance. In the 1920s, a tribe known as the Sauds defeated the Hashemites, effectively annexing the exterior parts of Saudi Arabia they did not yet control. The United Kingdom recognized the Sauds’ claim shortly thereafter. But since then, the Saudi tribe has been torn by ambition, resentment and intrigue. The Saudi royal family has more in common with the Corleones than with a Norman Rockwell painting.

 

The direct attack was undoubtedly met with threats of a coup. Whether one was actually planned didn’t matter. Mohammed Bin Salman had to assume these threats were credible since so many interests were under attack. So he struck first, arresting princes and ex-minsters who constituted the Saudi elite. It was a dangerous gamble. A powerful opposition still exists, but he had no choice but to act. He could either strike as he did last Saturday night, or allow his enemies to choose the time and place of that attack. Nothing is secure yet, but with this strike, there is a chance he might have bought time. Any Saudi who would take on princes and clerics is obviously desperate, but he may well break the hold of the financial and religious elite.

(Source)

This 32 year-old prince, Mohammed bin Salman has struck first and deep, completely upending the internal power dynamics of Saudi Arabia. 

He’s taken on the political, financial and religious elites head on. For example, pushing through the decision to allow women to drive; a provocative move designed to send a clear message to the clerics who might oppose him. That message is: “I’m not fooling around here.”

This is a classic example of how one goes about purging the opposition when either taking over a government after a coup, or implementing a big new strategy at a major corporation.  You have to remove any possible opponents and then install your own loyalists. According the Rules for Rulers, you do this by diverting a portion of the flow of funds to your new backers while diminishing, imprisoning or killing all potential enemies.

So far, Mohammed bin Salman’s action plan is par for the course. No surprises.

The above article from Stratfor (well worth reading in its entirety) continues with these interesting insights:

The Iranians have been doing well since the nuclear deal was signed in 2015. They have become the dominant political force in Iraq. Their support for the Bashar Assad regime in Syria may not have been enough to save him, but Iran was on what appears to be the winning side in the Syrian civil war. Hezbollah has been hurt by its participation in the war but is reviving, carrying Iranian influence in Lebanon at a time when Lebanon is in crisis after the resignation of its prime minister last week.

 

The Saudis, on the other hand, aren’t doing as well. The Saudi-built anti-Houthi coalition in Yemen has failed to break the Houthi-led opposition. And Iran has openly entered into an alliance with Qatar against the wishes of the Saudis and their ally, the United Arab Emirates.

 

Iran seems to sense the possibility of achieving a dream: destabilizing Saudi Arabia, ending its ability to support anti-Iranian forces, and breaking the power of the Sunni Wahhabis. Iran must look at the arrests in Saudi Arabia as a very bad move. And they may be. Mohammad bin Salman has backed the fundamentalists and the financial elite against the wall.

 

They are desperate, and now it is their turn to roll the dice. If they fall short, it could result in a civil war in Saudi Arabia. If Iran can hit Riyadh with missiles, the crown prince’s opponents could argue that the young prince is so busy with his plans that he isn’t paying attention to the real threat. For the Iranians, the best outcome is to have no one come out on top.

 

This would reconfigure the geopolitics of the Middle East, and since the U.S. is deeply involved there, it has decisions to make.

So given Yemen, Syria, and its recent domestic purges, Saudi Arabia is in turmoil. It’s in a far weaker position than it was a short while ago.

This leaves the US in a far weaker regional position, too, at precisely the time when China and Russia are increasing their own presence (which we’ll get to next).

But first we have to discuss what might happen if a civil war were to engulf Saudi Arabia.  The price of oil would undoubtedly spike. In turn, that would cripple the weaker countries, companies and households around the world that simply cannot afford a higher oil price. And there’s a lot of them.

Financial markets would destabilize as long-suppressed volatility would explode higher, creating horrific losses across the board.  That very few investors are mentally or financially prepared for such carnage is a massive understatement.

So..if you were Saudi Arabia, in need of helpful allies after being bogged down in an unwinnable war in Yemen, just defeated in a proxy war in Syria, and your longtime ‘ally’, the US, is busy pumping as much of its own oil as it can, what would you do?

Pivot To China

Given its situation, is it really any surprise that King Salman and his son have decided to pivot to China?  In need of a new partner that would align better with their current and future interests, China is the obvious first choice.

So in March 2017, only a very short while after Obama’s failed visit, a large and well-prepared KSA entourage accompanied King Salman to Beijing and inked tens of billions in new business deals:

China, Saudi Arabia eye $65 billion in deals as king visits

Mar 16, 2017

 

BEIJING (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion on the first day of a visit to Beijing on Thursday, as the world’s largest oil exporter looks to cement ties with the world’s second-largest economy.

 

The deals included a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between giant state oil firm Saudi Aramco and China North Industries Group Corp (Norinco), to look into building refining and chemical plants in China.

 

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) and Sinopec, which already jointly run a chemical complex in Tinajin, also agreed to develop petrochemical projects in both China and Saudi Arabia.

 

Salman told Xi he hoped China could play an even greater role in Middle East affairs, the ministry added.

 

Deputy Chinese Foreign Minister Zhang Ming said the memorandums of understanding and letters of intent were potentially worth about $65 billion, involving everything from energy to space.

(Source)

This was a very big deal in terms of Middle East geopolitics.  It shook up many decades of established power, resulting in a shift away from dependence on America. 

The Saudis arrived in China with such a huge crowd in tow that a reported 150 cooks had been brought along to just to feed everyone in the Saudi visitation party.

The resulting deals struck involved everything from energy to infrastructure to information technology to space.  And this was just on the first visit.  Quite often a brand new trade delegation event involves posturing and bluffing and feeling each other out; not deals being struck.   So it’s clear that before the visit, well before, lots and lots of deals were being negotiated and terms agreed to so that the thick MOU files were ready to sign during the actual visit.

The scope and size of these business deals are eye catching, but the real clincher is King Salman’s public statement expressing hope China will play “an even greater role in Middle East affairs.”

That, right there, is the sound of the geopolitical axis-tilting. That public statement tells us everything we need to know about the sort of change the Salman dynasty intends to pursue.

So it should have surprised no one to hear that, in August this year, another$70 billion of new deals were announced between China and KSA. The fanfare extolled that Saudi-Sino relations had entered a new era, with “the agreements covering investment, trade, energy, postal service, communications, and media.”

This is a very rapid pace for such large deals.  If KSA and China were dating, they’d be talking about moving in together already. They’re clearly at the selecting furniture and carpet samples stage.

As for the US? It seems KSA isn’t even returning its calls or texts at this point.

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet…

All of the above merely describes how we arrived at where things stand today.

But as mentioned, the power grab underway in KSA by Mohammed bin Salman is unfolding in real-time. Developments are happening hourly — while writing this, the very high-profile Prince Bandar bin Sultan (recent head of Saudi Intelligence and former longtime ambassador to the US) has been arrested.

The trajectory of events is headed in a direction that may well end the arrangement that has served as the axis around which geopolitics has spun for the past 40 years. The Saudis want new partners, and are courting China hard.

China, for reasons we discuss in Part 2 of this report, has an existential need to supplant America as Saudi Arabia’s most vital oil customer.

And both Saudi Arabia and China are inking an increasing number of strategic oil deals with Russia. Why? We get into that in Part 2, too — but suffice it to say, in the fast-shifting world of KSA foreign policy, it’s China and Russia ‘in’, US ‘out’.

Maybe not all the way out, but the US clearly has lost a lot of ground with KSA over the past few years.  My analysis is that by funding an insane amount of shale oil development, at a loss, and at any cost (such as to our biggest Mideast ally) the US has time and again displayed that our ‘friendship’ does not run very deep.  In a world where loyalty counts, the US has proved a disloyal partner. Can China position itself to be perceived of as a better mate? When it comes to business, I believe the answer is ‘yes.’

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-11/if-saudi-arabia-situation-doesnt-worry-you-youre-not-paying-attention

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