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Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support For Endless War

  • Reporter Quits NBC Citing Network’s Support For Endless War
    by Caitlin Johnstone, https://caitlinjohnstone.com/
    A journalist with NBC has resigned from the network with a statement which highlights the immense resistance that ostensibly liberal mass media outlets have to antiwar narratives, skepticism of US military agendas, and any movement in the opposite direction of endless military expansionism.

    January 4 is my last day at NBC News and I’d like to say goodbye to my friends, hopefully not for good,” begins an email titled ‘My goodbye letter to NBC’ sent to various contacts by William M Arkin, an award-winning journalist who has been associated with the network for 30 years.

    “This isn’t the first time I’ve left NBC, but this time the parting is more bittersweet, the world and the state of journalism in tandem crisis,” the email continues. “My expertise, though seeming to be all the more central to the challenges and dangers we face, also seems to be less valued at the moment. And I find myself completely out of synch with the network, being neither a day-to-day reporter nor interested in the Trump circus.”

    The lengthy email covers details about Arkin’s relationship with NBC and its staff, his opinions about the mainstream media’s refusal to adequately scrutinize and criticize the US war machine’s spectacular failures in the Middle East, how he “argued endlessly with MSNBC about all things national security for years”, the fact that his position as a civilian military analyst was unusual and “peculiar” in a media environment where that role is normally dominated by “THE GENERALS and former government officials,” and how he was “one of the few to report that there weren’t any WMD in Iraq” and remembers “fondly presenting that conclusion to an incredulous NBC editorial board.”

    “A scholar at heart, I also found myself an often lone voice that was anti-nuclear and even anti-military, anti-military for me meaning opinionated but also highly knowledgeable, somewhat akin to a movie critic, loving my subject but also not shy about making judgements regarding the flops and the losers,” he writes.

    Arkin makes clear that NBC is in no way the sole mass media offender in its refusal to question or criticize the normalization of endless warfare, but that he feels increasingly “out of sync” and “out of step” with the network’s unhesitating advancement of military interventionist narratives. He writes about how Robert Windrem, NBC News’ chief investigative producer, convinced him to join a new investigative unit in the early days of the 2016 presidential race. Arkin writes the following about his experience with the unit:

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The Great Depression 2019?!

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The Decline in the Stock Market is Really Just Getting Started: Economist

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China Ready to Use Military Force in Taiwan

  • There is, IMO, 99.99999% probability that China will NOT goto war with Taiwan. The consequence of military action is very clear: every single Taiwanese will oppose China (peaceful re-unification will be dead forever). However, this does not mean China will not use some form of coercion to force Taiwan to comply to its wishes. All China need to do is to impose a naval blockade. This will crash the Taiwan economy. It will lead to limited clashes over the ocean but NO all out war. Any such military actions imply that there will be a China-USA war. The worry for the Chinese military is NOT Taiwan forces but American military might.
  • The context for China’s insistence on re-unification with Taiwan is not often highlighted. If Taiwan breaks free and becomes an independent nation, it will lead to other provinces, region for eg. HongKong breaking free. Ie. it will lead to the demise of China. It is for this sole reason that China will never accept independence for Taiwan (and HongKong). The reality is that China DO NOT need Taiwan (or HongKong) economically or even politically (except for the point highlighted above). The reverse is NOT true. Ie. both Taiwan and HongKong need China for their future prosperity and well being. No country dares to attack Taiwan and HongKong because they are Chinese territory.
  • RT America Published on Jan 3, 2019
    Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China must remain united while he called for the formal reunification of Taiwan. The president promised China would use force in order to remain a united country only in the case of foreign interference or pro-Taiwanese nationals threatening the one china policy. RT’s Sara Montes de Oca has the latest. Then, International relations specialist Sourabh Gupta joins News.Views.Hughes to offer his analysis.

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Israel to Harshen Conditions for Palestinian Prisoners

  • RT America Published on Jan 3, 2019
    Manila Chan talks to Former UK MP George Galloway on Israel public security minister Gilad Erdan’s announcement introducing harsher prison conditions for Palestinians. They discuss whether or not if this decision is part of a concerted effort to pressure Hamas to return captives, if Israel has the right to enact such punishments and how critics of the crackdown on Palestinian prisoners may prop up Erdan’s image ahead of the country’s upcoming elections on April 9th.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3591990,00.html

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/scientists-reveal-jewish-historys-forgotten-turkish-roots-a6992076.html

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https://electronicintifada.net/content/israels-surprising-best-seller-contradicts-founding-ideology/7753

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/most-palestinians-are-descendants-of-jews/

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https://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/The-lost-Palestinian-Jews

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https://shavei.org/palestinians-jewish-roots/

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https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-should-palestinians-return-to-judaism-1.6159270

The Palestinians are the REAL Jews of the Bible. Modern non semitic Ashkenazi Jews (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT real Jews, not the descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. Click on image for article.

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The Man Who Could Start World War III

  • If Hillary had been elected as POTUS, the planned WW3 would have started in 2017. The Illuminists-Globalists are running out of time.
  • The Man Who Could Start World War III
    by Dave Hodges, https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/
    US Intelligence Agencies Do Not Serve the Best Interests of the Country
    There are many good men and women who faithfully serve their country inside the nation’s  intelligence community. They are loyal, patriotic and would give their lives in defense of their nation. However, if they serve long enough, they discover the “Deep State” agenda which is designed to use these agencies (eg CIA) in order to further the goals of the globalists which will culminate in a New World Order consisting of a one-world-government and a one-world economic-system. It is from the well-spring of these dedicated people that journalists such as myself are given information in order to alert the people in an attempt to stop or at least slow down the encroachment of globalist inspired tyranny directed at the people of America.

    US intelligence agencies lie. They lie about their lies. Their reports, when mandated by Congressional oversight, are filled with errors and of course, lies upon lies. Historically, Robert Mueller is one of these liars.

    Today, Mueller’s entire mission is to keep Putin and Trump apart. Mueller works for globalist interests that don’t want a nationalist-orientated Russia combining forces with a globalist-orientated American President with the mutual goal of opposing globalist interests. Every intelligence agency has a vested interest, including the FBI, to keep Russia and America apart. Officials and agency directors, both past and present, could go to jail because they are all guilty of treason and sedition. It has been this way for a long time and the 2016 election has nothing to do with the genesis of this globalist goal to keep Putin and Trump apart. A  Russian-American alliance is the major nightmare of every globalist and has been for a long time. How far back does this go? President Kennedy’s “Secret Societies speech” said it all.

    The JFK speech is now known as his famous “Secret Society” speech. JFK was the first and the only President to ever identify the globalists as the enemy of America and humanity as a whole. For a man in his position, JFK was stunningly detailed in calling out the globalists of his day. JFK called out the New World Order in 1961.

    1. Media censorship
    : “I have no intention of establishing a new Office of War Information to govern the flow of news. I am not suggesting any new forms of censorship or any new types of security classifications”.


    2. The growing dominance of the globalists: “The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. …Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of our friends is in danger. And yet no war has been declared, no borders have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired”.

    3. Identifying the globalists– “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations”. This paragraph represents who Robert Mueller serves.

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The Truth About Israel, Boycotts, and BDS

  • The Intercept Published on Dec 14, 2018
    Incoming members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have both come out in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement — the first House members to ever do so. Critics, however, suggest that BDS is anti-Semitic and undermines a two-state solution in the Middle East. Others say supporters of BDS aren’t consistent in their criticism of human rights and unfairly focus on the actions of Israel. In his latest video essay, The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan examines — and debunks — some of the myths and controversies surrounding the BDS movement.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

https://theintercept.com/2016/10/06/u-s-admits-israel-is-building-permanent-apartheid-regime-weeks-after-giving-it-38-billion/

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http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/.premium-1.671538

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.657260

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.679129

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Monster-OTC Derivatives: A BLACK HOLE. By Gregory Mannarino

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Dow DROPS 660 Points as Apple PLUMMETS! Multiple Currencies FLASH CRASH!

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ETF, Gold as Collateral, Treasuries… Q&A with Lynette Zang

  • ITM Trading Streamed live 5 hours ago
    Link to the Slides and Sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/etf-g…
    1. Steve P: After the reset, instead of converting your metal, wouldn’t it be better if we used our silver and gold as collateral and borrowed fiat against it?
    2. Eric E: what can you say about when the 10-year Treasury Yield crosses below the Federal Funds rate which we seem to be nearing and has occurred prior to most recent recessions.
    3. Rich: why is the fed balance sheet important. If it is expanding, that means they have more bonds. Let them expire and get the cash. Nobody wants them so how can you reduce balance sheet?
    4. Robert K: There is currently a bill in the U.S. House (H.R. 5404) that proposes defining the dollar as having a fixed weight in gold. Do you think it can pass?
    5. Brendan F: Are ETFs that short the S&P just as risky as any other ETFs in a market downturn or market shutdown?

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Keiser Report: Outrunning Debt in 2019

  • RT Published on Jan 3, 2019
    In this second of three New Year’s specials of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy make predictions for 2019: geo-economics and politics will be big this year as China and the US battle it out for global economic supremacy. Will the Belt and Road Initiative receive a military response? How will the trade war unfold or unravel? They also look at the Cantillon effect, Quantitative Tightening and GIABO. In the second half, Max and Stacy interview guests for their 2019 predictions: Michael Hudson for his predictions on debt and Michael Pento on whether or not China’s geopolitical power can rise fast enough to outrun its imploding corporate and household debt.

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Did You Miss It, Trump Just Telegraphed A Message To [DS] & Anons

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Trump: I Don’t Want to Be in Syria Forever, It’s Sand & Death, Not Wealth

  • RT Published on Jan 2, 2019
    #Trump #Syria US President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, describing the country as nothing more than “sand and death” at a cabinet meeting in Washington DC on Wednesday.

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Mayhem in the FX Market Pointing to Major Cracks in the System

  • Multiple FX Pairs Suddenly Flash Crash, Yields Tumble, Gold Surges
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    In what some have suggested is a chained liquidation stemming from the collapse of AAPL shares after-hours, multiple FX pairs are flash-crashing across the globe amid still low liquidity conditions in what appears to have been the unwind of a pair trade where an AAPL long was “hedged” with a basket of FX carry longs.

    USDJPY just flash-crashed a stunning 4 handles (the biggest drop since 2009 according to Reuters) to its lowest in over two years, as the JPY was suddenly panic bid against the USD, as the pair tumbled from 109 to as low as 104.87. Pushing JPY to its strongest against the USD since Nov 2016…

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