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Saker, Good news out of Russia – even the “non-system” opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin, Feb. 28, 2015. All the leaders of this opposition have so far made very moderate and reasonable statement and all those which I have heard have apparently dismissed the notion that the Kremlin was behind the murder. Many have even said that this murder was a “provocation” (which in this context means “false flag”!) to destabilize Russia and create a crisis. The Saker, Good news out of Russia – even the “non-system” opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin, The Saker, Feb. 28, 2015.

Zero Hedge, The Stage Is Set For The Syrian Invasion, Tyler Durden, Feb. 26, 2015. One week ago, when reporting on the latest bizarre plan presented by the Pentagon, namely providing Syrian rebels (but only the moderate ones, not the jihadists like al Nusra, or, well, ISIS) with B-1B Bomber air support in their attacks on ISIS, when we wrote that this "means in the coming weeks and months look forward to a surge in false flag "attacks" blamed on the Assad regime, aiming to give Obama validation to expand the "War against ISIS" to include Syria's regime as well." We didn't have long to wait: in an entirely unsourced Time article written today by Aryn Baker, the Middle East Bureau Chief, the stage for the second attempt at invading Assad regime is finally set. The article, titled "Why Bashar Assad Won’t Fight ISIS" is essentially an essay that, as the title suggests "proves" that the Syrian leader is, in fact, quite close with ISIS and derives strategis benefits from his relationship, which is why he won't attack them, and thus by implication is just as bad as ISIS and worthy of America's wrath. Actually, the "Americans" see ISIS as the perfect false flag placeholder to build up yet another case about invading Damascus, after the humiliation of the bumbled attempt to use a doctored YouTube clip showing paid actors following what the CIA guaranteed was an Assad "chemical weapon" attack as a pretext to launch an invasion on Syria in the first attempt to topple Assad. It took an escalation that involved numerous Russian ships side by side with US cruisers in the Mediterranean before John Kerry realized that building Qatar's natural gas pipeline to Europe is not worth rising World War III over, and promptly backed off. This time, ISIS is the bait.

Saker, Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of “false flag” two years ago, The Saker, Feb. 28, 2015. Already in February 2012 (two years ago!) Putin was warning Russians about exactly the kind of false flag which we just saw happening with the murder of Nemtsov. See for yourself:

 

Michael Springmann

Bold and public spirited former government experts shared their revelations about some of the nation's darkest and most mysterious events Feb. 25 in two separate events at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

A former diplomat described outrageous U.S. liberties to help future 9/11 suspects enter the United States from Saudi Arabia with apparent CIA approval. Separately, four military and diplomatic experts described at a University of Pennsylvania-sponsored forum  their concerns about apparent United States torture terrorism suspects in violation of international law.

The two events, both of which are unlikely to be covered by more than one or two news organizations, if that, illustrated in nuanced fashion the decline of the conventional media we described in our column earlier thsi w3ek, and of course by the revelations regarding Brian Williams of NBC/MSNBC, Bill O'Reilly of Fox News and, in a different context, Keith Olbermann of ESPN. 

 

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of H!bout 140 miles to Michigan's northeast in Mt. Pleasant, approximately 500 attendees shared many similar concerns at a Tea Party gathering last month. Retired University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering Professor William Kauffman this week shared his impressions from staffing a table to advocate against corrupt public officials. Here are excerpts from his list:

 


President Obama, Ben Rhodes, Terry Szuplat Feb. 18, 2015 President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Terry Szuplat, Senior Director for Speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/02/27/remarks-president-and-attorney-general-eric-holder-departure-ceremony

Signs of the Times, Insignificant 'Putin critic' gunned down by someone who hates Putin, Joe Quinn, Feb. 28, 2015.  Boris Nemtsov entering the US embassy in 2012. Boris Nemtsov was shot in the back last night as he walked with his Ukrainian girlfriend near the Kremlin in Moscow. Nemtsov ran unsuccessfully for office in 1989 before eventually being elected to Russia's parliament in 1990. As deputy minister for economic reform under Yeltsin, he failed to actually deliver economic reform amid the August 1998 economic crisis and it cost him his job. In 1999 he founded the Union of Right Forces (SPS), along with fellow liberals Anatoly Chubais and Yegor Gaidar. The SPS was directly sponsored by the US government (via USAID) in 2002, after which it became openly critical of Russia's new President Putin (surprise!). This fact alone establishes Nemtsov and SPS as agents of Western efforts to destabilize Russia and therefore not representative of any significant section of the Russian people. Indeed, in the 2003 election, the SPS failed to reach even the 5% threshold needed to enter parliament. Realising real politics wasn't for him, Nemtsov decided to try his hand at legalized money laundering banking, joining Neftyanoi Bank which, with Nemtsov as director, was investigated and shut down in 2005 for money laundering and fraud.  In 2004 he joined the Ukrainian government of Mister-US-backed-Orange-Revolution Victor Yushenko, as an 'economic adviser'. He was kicked out of the job in 2006 because of complaints from cabinet members that he was criticizing their decisions. With nut-job par excellence and has-been '80s chess champion Gary Kasparov, Nemtsov formed the political opposition movement Solidarnost (Solidarity) in December 2008. Solidarnost attempts to unite the disparate and, frankly, pathetic opposition groups in Russia. Without US-government funding to Solidarnost this time via NED etc. (USAID was finally kicked out of Russia in 2012), it's unlikely that it would still be operating.  Nemtsov became a prominent face of the 'opposition' from 2011 to early 2012 when he and his 'uncivil society' friends attended a super-covert meeting at the US embassy in Moscow shortly after Michael McFaul had been appointed US ambassador. Unfortunately for the erstwhile 'oppositionists', several TV crews were waiting for them and asked them the obvious question: "Why are you visiting the new US ambassador?" There was no response from Nemtsov or the others as they entered, but after an hour or two with the ambassador they appear to have developed some hardcore social activist skillz and emerged with camera phones at the ready and a party line to chant at the journalists. You can watch the hijinks here. The revolutionary John McCain with Nemtsov and another patsy for empire. Of course the answer to the question of what they were doing with the good ambassador was a no-brainer. Ambassador McFaul serves on the board of directors of Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy and is therefore an 'easy touch' for a few million$ worth of 'democracy promotion' bonds. In 2011, the real US government Brookings Institution published a report that called on the US Senate to confirm McFaul as ambassador, and extolled McFaul's merits in 'democracy promotion' (i.e. plotting coups) and meeting with 'civil society' representatives in Russia (i.e. paying coup plotters). The Brookings report, 'Give the Next Russian Ambassador a Powerful Tool to Guard Human Rights' also ordered the US government to equip McFaul with a bill to "sanction Russian officials accused of human rights abuses." As with most rabid anti-Russian diatribes couched in vomit-inducing liberal-speak, the Brookings report was penned by arch-Neo-Conservative Robert Kagan, who is married to freedom-cookie queen of the Euromaidan, Victoria "f**k the EU" Nuland of the US State Department. Since 2011 Mr. Nemtsov was Mr. Nobody, politically speaking, with even the BBC stating that he had "fallen out of the limelight over the past few years" and "no longer considered part of mainstream politics in Russia." Still, that didn't stop the Western media from referring to Nemtsov as a "prominent opposition politician" whose death has "provoked a worldwide outpouring of sympathy and anger." Really?  Western politicians with an irrational hatred of Russia (i.e. all of them) also took the opportunity to "condemn" the murder while simultaneously using it to defame the Russian government. David Cameron, for example, stated "[Nemtsov's] life was dedicated to speaking up tirelessly for the Russian people, to demanding their right to democracy and liberty under the rule of law, and to an end to corruption". You get the not-very-subtle insinuation of course. Obama (and others) obnoxiously demanded that the Russian government carry out a "prompt, impartial and transparent investigation", the implicit message being, "we know you did it Putin, and we're warning you, you better admit to it this time!" Barely 24 hours has passed since the shooting and already the British media is reporting that the Kremlin is being "accused of a whitewash." Of course, the suggestion that Putin, with an 85% approval rating, would have thought it necessary to publicly assassinate a non-entity former politician who couldn't muster 5% of the vote, on the doorstep of the Kremlin no less, and one day before an opposition rally in which the deceased was scheduled to take part, is utterly ridiculous. The point being, by killing Nemtsov in this way, the reaction of Western governments and their media was always going to be as if Putin himself pulled the trigger and posted a selfie of the event on FB. Ergo, if, as the ranks of Western yellow journalists claim, Putin is responsible... where's the freaking selfie!?? Maybe US State Dept. muppet Jen Psaki has it on her Facebook page? Well, you know what's coming next. Do I even need to say it? 'Cui bono'?
Putin's a thug! Putin killed Litvinenko! Putin shot down MH17! Putin annexed Crimea! Putin invaded Ukraine!
Yawn.

One final word of advice though to the other opposition "leaders" in Russia, chess-head Kasparov and Alexei Navalny in particular: Russia is obviously a dangerous place for opposition "activists." To ensure your safety, please consider asking yourselves these questions:

  • How much money have I taken from the US government to prepare the ground for a coup in Moscow?
  • How much money has the US government spent on promoting me as a "prominent opposition leader" in Russia?
  • Does the US embassy know where I live, and do they regularly track my movements?
  • Does my usefulness to the US government as a still-breathing 'anti-Putin activist' outweigh my usefulness to the US government as a dead (assassinated) anti-Putin activist?
 
  • Many spoke of a 3rd party. It is almost like when will be the next Concord/Lexington?
  • Police brutality can not be tolerated.
  • Law enforcement must apply also to the 1% not only the  99%.
  • It is necessary to get the $ out of politics. It is no longer one man one vote, but one dollar (or millions) one vote.
  • The proposed ballot initiative to increase the MI Sales Tax to 7% MUST be defeated as it gives the monkeys more bananas.
  • Some TP folks would consider an alliance with Populists to save the nation.
  • Both the RINOS and DEMS will continue to serve only the elite thus destroying the 99%.
  • It is now long past time to address these and other issues. We must organize, but perhaps this could be an oxymoron for such a group of antagonized independent folks, but it must be attempted anyhow.

"The deplorable state of our governments and those therein," Kauffmann continued in his summary, "must be brought to the attention of the electorate and the taxpayers. The Main Stream Media will NOT do this as they are part of the problem. Many of you patriots have websites where you are attempting to expose the truth. The events perpetrated by our governments and officials known to you are TOTALLY unacceptable in a democracy which we once perhaps had and which we are told, deceitfully, that we still have. In our governments there are far too many who are out and out CROOKS...many in "Law Enforcement" positions. These individuals must be outed, removed from office, prosecuted, and put into prison."

"All of you no doubt have friends and relatives who should receive this mailing," he continued. "Can you please forward this message to them?....We need to ignite a prairie fire of indignation which will drive the scoundrels out of our governments. If not we will certainly experience societal collapse. While we may not all agree on all issues we will agree on the freedom of speech and the identification of issues capable of the immediate destruction of America!"

Are you better off now than you were? Each of you have a compelling story to tell as to how you have been a victim.
It is proposed that in the month of April, Winter is over, that a one day meeting of concerned patriots be held in the Traverse City area, a central MI location, to hear you share your grievances concerning our failed political, legal, judicial system, and how we can restore an actual democratic system keeping in mind that those benefiting from the current corrupt mess will go to any length to cause failure for our effort.
The addressees on this message are openly listed so that you can share with everyone your information and ideas. Those of you with blogs, websites, Face Book Pages, etc can advertise and solicit postings.
Also keep in mind that there are others elsewhere who are in search of good government. Some examples so far:
http://www.corruptwa.com/corrupt/government-officials/when-you-peel-back-the-layers-of-corrupt-government-at-the-core-of-the-rotten-onion-you-find-lawyers/
(I can not find an email for these folks.)

http://www.corruptct.com/

  http://engage.fergusonaction.com/

http://www.nhrebellion.org/21?utm_campaign=rally21

www.ThePrettyLieOrTheUglyTruth.blogspot.com

www.washtenawwatchdogs.com/

www.powercorruptsagain.com/

and, those in the signature below.

Thank you for joining in our crucial effort.

ADDENDUM
There are four new items that are relevant.
I received a phone call from an individual that had stopped at our Pow Wow table where she spoke of being a rape victim in Michigan and how that you are ignored and intimidated by "Law Enforcement Authorities" (sic) at both the local and state level. She elaborated on this issue naming these corrupt officials. She also noted the fraud of MI Child Protective Services. I had heard such before from a good friend...an attorney.
I spoke at length with the founders of CorruptCT which is noted above. They are also the originators of CorruptWA, CorruptTX, and others. They would like to see a CorruptMI as supported by a variety of us with our own different sites. Please look at what they have already done as if there is some commonality information can easily be transferred. It was suggested that a first meeting showing national unity of our efforts ought to be contemplated. They noted some of the corruption problems in CT including the fraud of CPS and the Probate Courts stealing the assets of senior citizens.
I am still fighting with MI DNR concerning the hunter found on y land in October '14 who I expelled. I was consequently threatened with arrest by a DNR CO for interfering with MI's Right to Hunt Law. At best CO's are Gestapo! As they are exempt from search warrant requirements they often accompany SWAT teams.  My Sen Joe Hune is solving this issue.
Next week David Schied and I hope to meet with Engage Ferguson Action people in Detroit who had their own meeting on 20 Jan 14 and who are affiliated with a large MI wide effort www.miunited.org
The massive outing of our political/governmental personnel engaged in fraud and corruption will have to be multi party, ethnic, economic status, etc, etc. While we may not be in exact agreement on all issues we should be unanimous in agreeing to put the crooks in jail.
Today 22 Jan '14 numerous Federal indictments were announced against the  long term Speaker of the NY House for accepting bribes. Every public official should soon be quivering in their boots.
Thank you for your efforts.
 

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President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Terry Szuplat, Senior Director for Speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

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President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Terry Szuplat, Senior Director for Speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

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President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Terry Szuplat, Senior Director for Speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Saker, Good news out of Russia – even the “non-system” opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin, Feb. 28, 2015. All the leaders of this opposition have so far made very moderate and reasonable statement and all those which I have heard have apparently dismissed the notion that the Kremlin was behind the murder. Many have even said that this murder was a “provocation” (which in this context means “false flag”!) to destabilize Russia and create a crisis. The Saker, Good news out of Russia – even the “non-system” opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin, The Saker, Feb. 28, 2015.

Zero Hedge, The Stage Is Set For The Syrian Invasion, Tyler Durden, Feb. 26, 2015. One week ago, when reporting on the latest bizarre plan presented by the Pentagon, namely providing Syrian rebels (but only the moderate ones, not the jihadists like al Nusra, or, well, ISIS) with B-1B Bomber air support in their attacks on ISIS, when we wrote that this "means in the coming weeks and months look forward to a surge in false flag "attacks" blamed on the Assad regime, aiming to give Obama validation to expand the "War against ISIS" to include Syria's regime as well." We didn't have long to wait: in an entirely unsourced Time article written today by Aryn Baker, the Middle East Bureau Chief, the stage for the second attempt at invading Assad regime is finally set. The article, titled "Why Bashar Assad Won’t Fight ISIS" is essentially an essay that, as the title suggests "proves" that the Syrian leader is, in fact, quite close with ISIS and derives strategis benefits from his relationship, which is why he won't attack them, and thus by implication is just as bad as ISIS and worthy of America's wrath. Actually, the "Americans" see ISIS as the perfect false flag placeholder to build up yet another case about invading Damascus, after the humiliation of the bumbled attempt to use a doctored YouTube clip showing paid actors following what the CIA guaranteed was an Assad "chemical weapon" attack as a pretext to launch an invasion on Syria in the first attempt to topple Assad. It took an escalation that involved numerous Russian ships side by side with US cruisers in the Mediterranean before John Kerry realized that building Qatar's natural gas pipeline to Europe is not worth rising World War III over, and promptly backed off. This time, ISIS is the bait.

Saker, Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of “false flag” two years ago, The Saker, Feb. 28, 2015. Already in February 2012 (two years ago!) Putin was warning Russians about exactly the kind of false flag which we just saw happening with the murder of Nemtsov. See for yourself:

 

White House Blog, President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL,"  David Hudson, Sept. 10, 2014 (video 13:56 min.). In an address from the State Floor of the White House, President Obama spoke to the nation tonight about ISIL -- and our comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group. The President reiterated that as Commander-in-Chief, his “highest priority is the security of the American people,” and noted that we have “consistently taken the fight to terrorists” that threaten the United States: "We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We’ve targeted al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia.  We’ve done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year.  Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals, America is safer."

“Still,” he said, “we continue to face a terrorist threat.”

We can’t erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm.  That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today.  And that’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge.  At this moment, the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain.  And one of those groups is ISIL -- which calls itself the “Islamic State.”

ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has since gained territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border by taking advantage of sectarian strife and the Syrian civil war. Although ISIL calls itself the “Islamic State,” the President emphasized that the terrorist group is neither Islamic nor a state.

“ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim,” President Obama said. “And ISIL is certainly not a state. ... It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates.” “ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple.”

Adding that ISIL’s sole vision is the slaughter of anyone and everyone who stands in its way, the President detailed the threat that ISIL poses to Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East. And “if left unchecked,” he said, “these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region.”

    In a region that has known so much bloodshed, these terrorists are unique in their brutality.  They execute captured prisoners.  They kill children.  They enslave, rape, and force women into marriage.  They threatened a religious minority with genocide.  And in acts of barbarism, they took the lives of two American journalists -- Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff.

    So ISIL poses a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and the broader Middle East -- including American citizens, personnel and facilities.  If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the United States.  While we have not yet detected specific plotting against our homeland, ISIL leaders have threatened America and our allies.  Our Intelligence Community believes that thousands of foreigners -– including Europeans and some Americans –- have joined them in Syria and Iraq.  Trained and battle-hardened, these fighters could try to return to their home countries and carry out deadly attacks.

Noting the concern that many Americans have about these threats, he made clear that the U.S. is “meeting them with strength and resolve.”

President Barack Obama works with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Terry Szuplat, Senior Director for Speechwriting, on remarks prior to the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in the Oval Office, Feb. 18, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

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