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As if the Obama administration’s purchase of more than 2 billion rounds of ammunition, and nearly 3,000 urban tanks, along with their unprecedented (and highly illegal) domestic spying program was not enough to convince you that the federal government is about to suspend the Constitution once and for all, the man who once vowed to run “the most transparent administration in history” has just rather inexplicably, ordered the U.S. Army to seize every Apache attack helicopter currently in use by the National Guard.
In all, the Defense Department will confiscate 192 Apaches from National Guard units around the country and give them to the active duty Army.
In exchange for the heavily armed and highly maneuverable choppers, Guard units will receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk transport helicopters from the Army,Defense One reports.
Last week, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, claiming that the measure will save taxpayers $12 billion, over the next three years.
Of course, when one considers that this ‘cost saving’ move comes from an administration which regularly runs trillion-dollar deficits and, to date, has proposed no less than 442 tax increases since taking office in January 2009, the idea of saving money for the American taxpayer is a bit hard to swallow.
So, what could be another, more reasonable explanation?
The Apache, which began service in 1986, is armed with a 30 mm M230E1 Chain Gun (with 1,200 rounds), Hellfire anti-tank missiles, and 70 general-purpose 70 mm rockets. In short, it is capable of fending-off any enemy, foreign or domestic.
Obviously, these helicopters could pose a substantial obstacle to say, a tyrant drunk on his own power, with an army at his disposal.
With the recent, attempted seizure of the Bundy family ranch in Nevada by more than 200 armed federal officers, including many snipers, we know that the Obama administration is not afraid to use force against the American people.
Furthermore, considering the unprovoked attacks and murders of U.S. citizens on their own property by federal agents, such as the Ruby Ridge and Waco massacres, we also know that the federal government has no problem suspending due process and using lethal force on its own citizens. Couple that with the as yet, unexplained, massive arms buildup by the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Defense Authorization Act which allows the feds to arrest and detain any U.S. citizen indefinitely without charges, and even the most establishment-minded American should be able to see what is coming.
There are a few governors around the country who would not stand for martial-law being arbitrarily declared by this or any president, but without any teeth (i.e. Apache attack helicopters) what could they use to stop Obama’s tyranny?
Retired Army officer warns: DHS preparing for war against American citizens
On Saturday, Terry M. Hestilow, a retired United States Army Captain from Fort Worth, Texas, posted a letter onFacebook that he wrote to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, warning that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to go to war with the citizens of the United States.
“It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America,” his letter began.
The retired officer expressed deep concerns over “recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems.”
Capt. Hestilow added a statement that Barack Obama made during his 2008 campaign.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve gotta (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military],” he said.
Outrageous Now BLM declares Texas is Oklahoma land in new huge land grab for Private business interests in China.
by Craig Masters
While the world watched, these cowboys sat ready to defend their way of life against more than 200 heavily armed federal agents and snipers hiding in the hills. The agents were sent by Harry Reid’s former senior advisor, 35 year old Neil Kornze, to confiscate open range cattle from the last rancher in Clark County, Nevada
In the days since Dave Bundy was attacked on a public state highway and arrested for interfering with federal officials (for filming them in action), the details for the reasons behind the “land grab” have become obfuscated by the propaganda machine of the federal government. Pictures of the BLM agents’ violent actions against the Bundy family members and others began to circulate in the alternative media. Protesters were told to remain behind fences labeled “First Amendment Area” as milita men mobilized from around the country to come to “protect the citizens” from a potential slaughter of Americans that would have surely led to massive armed expansion against the tyranny of the Obama/Reid administration.
Gradually, the real back story has emerged. The original bullhocky story about the cattle endangering desert tortoises fell apart when the truth was discovered that only recently the BLM had gerrymandered the boundaries of endangered habitat and created a mitigation area needed to replace habitat where Harry Reid’s son and a Chinese energy company planned to build a 5 billion dollar solar energy project. The federal subsidies for that project have yet been fully discovered. The BLM web site has been scrubbed of details except for some limited images that got reproduced by Free Republic and now abound on the internet.
President Obama inspects Chinese troops in China which may eventually be guarding Chinese interests in America.
“[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert,” he wrote. “Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.”
However, it takes more than a few days to develop a plan for a 5 billion dollar solar farm covering more than 5000 acres. It is now known that in order for “Non-Governmental Organizations” (the Chinese) to move forward with development of the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone” that project will destroy desert habitat in the Zone. Therefore an “offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development” area needed to be established. Those exact words remain available on the reproduced sections of the BLM web pages.What that means is, the developers needed to replace one habit with another. Such a new site would need to be far enough away from the toxic solar energy farm to attract the occasional migrating southwestern willow flycatcher ( a bird more commonly found in southern California and Arizona ). Do flycathers eat flies? Yes. Do cow patties attract flies? Usually.
But ignoring all the developments since 1993, a critical issue still remains. The United States government – we the people – gave 1870′s settlers a promise of an open range for cattle if they would homestead and ranch on the land recently annexed from Mexico. The Bundy family answered that call and have honored their part of the contract ever since. In 1993 the Clinton administration unilaterally decided to completely rewrite the original promise conditions and, like so many treaties the U.S. has signed with so many, we simply threw the original promises in the trash and told the Bundy family to take it or leave it! In this case one and only one rancher, Bundy, told the government he was holding the government to its word. What we have seen then since 1993 is that the word of our government isn’t worth a damn. It seems those 1870′s settlers were told, “If you like your ranch you can keep it.”
Why does the government feel it has the unilateral right to change the contract so completely that no other rancher has been able to continue to make a living? Is the corrupt and borderline criminal, politically powerful Harry Reid, once again pulling another fast and furious land deal? Are the citizens of Nevada placing the interest of Chinese investors and the Reid family higher than the honor of the United States word to the settlers that opened the Nevada territory some one hundred and fifty years ago?
Today, the alternative media has begun to cover another BLM land grab. In Texas, rancher Tommy Henderson is being told the government is confiscating his 90,000 acre ranch along the Red River. Henderson is also told that once the BLM takes his ranch for public land, he might be able to arrange a grazing contract; you know, like Cliven Bundy and his neighbors used to have in Nevada.
Henderson has a clear deed to his land in the state of Texas. He has no back taxes or fines or other issues pending. So how is the BLM taking his family ranch? The BLM has decided to declare that his land is now in Oklahoma and therefore his Texas deed became invalid when the Red River moved its banks south.
If one more federal agent takes one more legal gun from one more American, the rest of us need to put a stop to it – before none of us can!
It is no wonder that the demons (or Jinn) in the Surah al-Jinn (a chapter of the Quran dedicated to demons) accept Allah as their lord and god:
It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of jinns [demons] listened (to this Qur’an). They said: “Verily! We have heard a wonderful Recital (this Qur’an)! It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allah). And exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife, nor a son (or offspring or children).” (Surah 72)
when the mark of the beast is introduced this is exactly how the people who take it will become immediately afterward’s. This man is fully functional while at the same time he has no idea even where he is, all he wants to do is murder and drink human blood.
In the video, Adnan keeps saying that he is looking for a demon named Rami, and that he was sent by Rami’s father to search for him. He also expresses his desire to eat the heart of a Syrian soldier:
I saw multitudes of Tribulation saints refusing to renounce Jesus as LORD. They were starving,many of them,
but still refused to take the stamp on their bodies so they could eat and live. There was what looked like kiosks that were in every little town.
They advertised food and water, only if you went inside them and took the electronic mark.
Some went in, bowed down to a holographic movie images of the Antichrist and were branded in their hands and foreheads with a electronic tattoo-like stamp. When they came out, if they came out, they had a zombie-like look.
Real picture of soldier demon possessed
Their minds and souls were gone. It looked like they had a spiritual lobotomy. Then these immediately joined the armies of those police units, and were given weapons after they were fed and drank and rested in the kiosk.
They were like robots doing the Antichrist’s bidding. I knew that they were lost forever. But, quite a few did not make it out. They were tortured mentally and physically inside the kiosk thing, but, if they still refused the mark of the beast, there was a laser that shot through their brain and heart, and sliced their heads off.
Then they were immediately incinerated. Nothing but ashes remained. This was the most horrifying of all. It made the Nazi death camps look like a picnic, it that is possible. Millions of people were executed in this way via computer systems automatically with such precision and efficiency that I marveled that something like this was even possible and could take place on such a large scale. The technology was more advanced than I had ever seen.
This is coming and coming soon do not take the mark of the beast or you will become like this demon possessed Muslim rebel. A human Zombie with a cannibalistic blood lust. This is why We have all the movies about Vampires and zombies has come into our popular human culture. We are being prepared for the culling to come and the insanity of mankind which will follow the mark of the beast. It will be east to know who has taken the mark and who has not the eyes are the window to the soul
Ed Miliband to have Grotesque Stare Surgically Adjusted
Westminster political commentator, Harold Farquer, spoke about the Labour leader’s stare yesterday from parliament: “Red Ed’s psychotic stare fills the room with dread when he walks in. I’ve seen grown men cower in abject terror when the evil little bas@@@d looks at them. As for children, they usually run away crying when they see him.”
with Edward heath former conservative Prime Minister and pedophile
IT WILL BE CLEAR TO WHO HAS AND WHO HAS NOT TAKEN THE MARK OF THE BEAST APART FROM THE ACTUAL MARK THE EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO THE SOUL.
Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board.
The MK story claims that the passengers and crew have been “captured” and that the airplane is on a rural road, southeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan, with a broken wing from a hard landing. The plane is said to be located very near the border of Pakistan. The story even contains a map as follows:
The story goes on to report that all the passengers are alive; that they’ve been divided into seven groups living hand-to-mouth in mud huts nearby.
The story also says that “20 Asian Professionals were captured” and bluntly accuses that the hijacking was done “presumably by the Americans” on “someone’s order.”
Member of the Flight Safety Foundation Sergey Melnichenko, pointed out that on “March 21 Thailand, India and Pakistan said that the aircraft was not tracked by air defenses; not that it did not fly over their countries, just that it was not tracked.
This past Sunday, the head of the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate Diane Feinstein, responding to a question from CNN on the probability of a terrorist component in the case of the missing plane, said “At the moment nothing has been found”.
The story goes on to point out that there are two areas in Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban, with two air corridors where MH370 could fly after disappearing from radar. Rather than admit this, Malaysian authorities are merely relying on the Afghan and Pakistan governments saying military radar never tracked the plane.
The story goes on to say that trust may be misplaced since the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan is semi-abandoned.
Now the side show in ukraine appears to be over with Americas loosing face and made a laughing stock around the world Obama decides to make Putin and Gazprom an offer they cant refuse.
PRESIDENT OBAMA GAZPROM’S RUSSIAS AND PUTIN’S BIGGEST FRIEND IN THE WEST. to celebrate were selling some souvenirs of this glorious occasion. Not only does Putin Get the Crimea now his biggest investment gets paid in billions of American dollars. why not buy a t-shirt give it to the local fed.s office.
I LIKE THAT ONE CAN YOU SEND IT PLEASE HAHA,
With Ukraine no longer paying for Russian gaz, and with Gazprom making it clear Kiev has to a) first pay the overdue $2+ billion in invoice and then b) prepay some $5 billion in gas until the end of the year of Europe gets it, it was only a matter of time before the US Treasury stepped in and paid off part or all of Gazprom’s demands. That time is now, when moments ago Jack Lew announced a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine – very much the same way that the US provided billions in loan guarantees for the now long overthrown Mursi regime in Egypt.
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OAO Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. Its name is a contraction of the Russian words Gazovaya Promyshlennost (Газовая промышленность), meaning “gas industry”.
The major part of Gazprom’s production fields are located around the Gulf of Ob in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Western Siberia, while the Yamal Peninsula is expected to become the company’s main gas producing region in the future. Gazprom possesses the largest gas transport system in the world, with approximately 158,200 kilometres of gas trunk lines.
“putin” you do realize everyone thinks your gay and your wife is a man” “Obama” dont putty your hurting my feelings even if it is true”
It should be noted that while Russian President Putin allows pretty much free market operations in most sectors. He considers the energy sector his personal domain. According to the Guardian, Putin own 4.5% of Gazprom. So in a way, with the guarantee, the U.S. just put $45 million into Putin’s personal pocket
“obama”We fooled em ha everyone thinks we hate each other eh putty my old freind”Putin”just pay the damn money and disarm th erest of your military so we can nuke the us and take it over you fag, and dont ever forget we own your ass”
Media is reporting that “a few years ago, a researcher took the deadly bird flu, turned it into a highly contagious deadly bird flu, and then tried to publish how he did it.”
In 2012, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison revealed in a conference how he created a hybrid bird flu that could spread by exposure to coughing and sneezing.
Kawaoka discovered 4 genetic mutations that allowed the virus to spread between test animals such as ferrets while they were kept only in close proximity to one another, in separate cages.
While this discovery was significant, the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) requested that portions of Kawaoka’s work be removed from his paper before publishing it in the British science journal, Nature.
The NSABB voiced concerns that this information would make replication easy for “rouge scientists”.
Dr. Ron Fouchier, from Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam conducted a studyconcerning another strain of mutant bird flu that is also communicable through coughing and sneezing. The US journal Science is reviewing this paper for publication.
The NSABB, who was staunchly against Kawaoka’s work published, changed its mind and endorsed it. At a meeting of the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., the vote was unanimous; as well as the band on Fouchier being lifted. Neither paper will be censored before publication.
SUSANNE POSEL REPORTS:
MOSCOW PROTESTERS VOICE SYMPATHY FOR PEOPLE OF UKRAINE CAUGHT IN REGIONAL CRISIS
A woman, wearing the traditional Ukrainian wreath of flowers, held a picture of President Vladimir Putin that read: “Stop Lying.” (Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/ AP)An estimated 10,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to denounce the state-run media’s “lies” regarding the crisis in Ukraine.
Called the “March of Truth,” the demonstration was convened to highlight what protesters say is a government crackdown on independent media in an attempt to stifle debate about Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and what appears to be a growing revolt in other eastern Ukrainian cities against the new government in Kiev.
The protest mirrored charges made against western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis which, critics say, is dominated by U.S. corporate and mainstream media and largely follows a White House-friendly narrative, painting Russia as the villain without providing historic facts and important nuance.
During the rally many of the participants carried blue and yellow Ukrainian flags in a show of solidarity for the people of Ukraine. One woman, wearing a traditional Ukrainian wreath of flowers, carried a sign with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s picture that read, “Stop lying.”
“I’m here to protest against the rapid return of 1937, against censorship, (and) endless lies from our zombie-box (television),” protester Ekaterina Maldonko told the crowd, referencing the violent purges under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Maldonko added that she wanted to express support “for the heroes of Ukraine.”
The people of Ukraine have been caught between the takeover of a pro-western government led by now acting President Oleksandr Turchynov and a push by pro-Russian protesters to cede regions of the independent nation to Kremlin control.
On Monday, pro-Russian groups seized a police building in the eastern Ukraine city of Horlivka which, according to CNN, is now the tenth city or town in the region where activists have taken over security or government buildings in recent days.
An international meeting has been called for Thursday for the United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine to discuss the heightening crisis.
Sunday’s protesters charged the Kremlin of pushing measures to block criticism and independent voices amid the standoff. Russia recently saw the forced removal of the longtime editor of a popular Russian news site Lenta.ru and the cancellation of an independent television channel.
Further, Reuters reports:
In March, Russia blocked access to the blogs of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov and other Internet sites that have become platforms for opposition voices.
The move followed the enactment of a law allowing prosecutors to order providers to block access to sites deemed to have published calls for participation in demonstrations planned without the consent of the government.
SOURCE: COMMON DREAMS
Serena Williams she hulk or a muscle bound Lady boy;IRREFUTABLE PROOF that Williams sisters Are Men(video)
look at the below picture do these two people look like girl’s
verses actual female model
The serve is the great leveler between men’s and women’s tennis. McEnroe has actually been one of Williams’s biggest supporters. The seven-time men’s singles slam winner is on record calling her “by far the best server in the history of the women’s game.” This ability is what makes Williams uniquely prepared to face the men. She has the second-fastest women’s serve on record, at 128.6 mph, while Venus actually owns the fastest at 129, but is less consistent than her sister. The upper echelons of the men’s game can hit the radar in low-160s, but the 140s are not uncommon,
when she wins Serena normally wins in straight sets. In men’s tennis she is not a good player at all but the best in the women’s
Venus Williams has the fastest serve of all time (suprise suprise) followed by he ahem sister (Serena) suprise suprise.
|1||VENUS WILLIAMS (USA)||129.0||207.6||2007 US OPEN|
|2||SERENA WILLIAMS (USA)||128.6||207.0||2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN|
|3||JULIA GOERGES (GER)||126.1||203.0||2012 FRENCH OPEN|
|4||BRENDA SCHULTZ-MCCARTHY (NED)||126.0||202.7||2007 BNP PARIBAS OPEN|
|5||NADIYA KICHENOK (UKR)||125.5||202.0||2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN|
|6||SABINE LISICKI (GER)||125.0||201.2||2011 BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC|
|7||ANNA-LENA GROENEFELD (GER)||125.0||201.1||2009 BNP PARIBAS OPEN|
|8||ANA IVANOVIC (SRB)||124.9||201.0||2007 FRENCH OPEN|
|9||KRISTINA MLADENOVIC (FRA)||124.3||200.0||2009 FRENCH OPEN|
|10T||TATJANA MARIA (GER)||124.0||199.6||2012 US OPEN|
|10T||COCO VANDEWEGHE (USA)||124.0||199.6||2014 BNP PARIBAS OPEN|
- See more at: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/1978722/title/ids-serve-speed-leaders#sthash.EDOaWTzD.dpuf
Ever wondered why the Williams sisters look so ugly well they are not they are cute guys masquerading as women to win woman’s sport.
picture below she looks very manish.
normal black ladies arms
to beat the Williams brothers the women had to get taller and taller. Serena still out muscles the ladies though
NEW WORLD ORDER INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN
THESE WOMEN USED TO BE MEN BEFORE THEY HAD HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY AND ALL OF THEM LOOK MORE FEMININE THAN MICHEAL OBAMA OR THE MUSCLEBOUND WILLIAM’S SISTERS
woman in a muscle suit
whats wrong with Michelle Obama
Ancient people believed that once you entered this place there was no way out.
A very long time ago, there were houses and temples here. Today, everything is buried under the sand.
Precious ancient relics are hidden deep under the “Sea of Death”, or the Takla Makan desert.
Archaeologists are beginning to discover some of the secrets that have been hidden in this mysterious region. Still, it seems that we are only scratching the surface and only time will tell what more wonders are waiting to be unraveled.
The Taklamakan desert is the largest desert in China and it is also considered to be the world’s second largest shifting-sand desert covering an area of over 33, 700 square kilometers (over 13,000 square miles). In Uigur language, Takla Makan means ‘you can get into it but can never get out’ and that is why the desert is also called ‘the Sea of Death’.
The desert is very significant to the people in this region.
According to an ancient legend, once a long time ago, a powerful Supernatural Being who saw the hardship being faced by the people in this area, thought that he could help them by using the two magic objects in his possession namely the golden axe and the golden key.
He gave his golden axe to the Kazakh, so they split the mountain Altai and diverted water from the mountains to the fields.
The Supernatural Being planned to give the golden key to the Uigur so that they could open the door of the treasure-house of the Tarim Basin, but unfortunately his youngest daughter lost the key. This angered him so much that he held her a captive in the Tarim Basin and thus the Takla Makan Desert was formed.
|In more modern times, historians learned that the Takla Makan desert played a vital business role.There are oases located on two routes around the desert that served as important trading spots on the so-called Silk Road.
Of all the precious goods crossing this area, silk was perhaps the most remarkable for the people of the West.
In 1896, Swedish explorer Sven Hedin made a surprising discovery at the oasis town of Dandan Oilik, in the heart of the Taklimakan Desert.
In an interview with English People Daily, Zhang Yuzhong, former deputy director of Xinjiang Archeology Research Institute, said: ” In the past, experts in China and abroad had believed there was no trace of humans in the desert.
But Sven Hedin found many remains of houses. Then Aurel Stein, another explorer known as a pioneer of the Silk Road, stayed there for two weeks, and found the remains of another 18 residential houses and identified some temples. He also found documents from the Tang and Han dynasties.
In 1900, Hedin once again visited the Taklimakan. In this expedition, he found the ruins of the ancient city Loulan, buried under the sand.
Zhang said, “The ancient city of Loulan is the capital of the Loulan kingdom, which dates back even further than Dandan Oilik.
These two discoveries, Dandan Oilik and Loulan, are signature archeological events in Xinjiang.”
In 1910, ten years after Loulan was found, a local hunter discovered a tomb near a creek 175 kilometers away from Loulan.
It was named the “creek tomb”. Built using more than 100 wooden poles erected on a sand dune, the tomb is regarded as one of the most intriguing mysteries in ancient Asian civilization.
Zhang said, “It belongs to the early bronze age, whose history in Xinjiang stretches back to 4,000 years ago.
Half a century later, in 1979, a female corpse dating back nearly 4,000 years was discovered in Loulan. The corpse was well preserved, and nicknamed the “Beauty of Loulan”.
In 1995, ancient brocade appraised as made in Sichuan province during the Han dynasty, was found at Niya ruin in the south of the Taklimakan Desert. It became one of the top archeological finds that year.
In 2003, during a dig at the “creek tomb”, another well-kept female corpse was found. Also estimated at over 4,000 years old, the corpse still had beautiful facial features, thick eyelashes, and a visible smile. Her beauty once again stunned the world, 24 years after the discovery of Loulan beauty. A funeral system involving “reproduction worship” was also revealed.”
Who inhabited this region and what contact did they have with the European continent?
In the late 1980′s, several well-preserved mummies were discovered in the Takla Makan desert.
The perfectly well-preserved mummies are estimated to be at least 3000 years-old. The corpses reveal that the people had long reddish-blond hair, European features and didn’t appear to be the ancestors of modern-day Chinese people. Archaeologists now think they may have been the citizens of an ancient civilization that existed at the crossroads between China and Europe
It would seem an entire secret ancient world is hidden beneath the sand. What more surprising discoveries will archaeologists encounter at this dangerous and mysterious place?
April 10, 2014: The United States is studying recent Russian special operations techniques used (and still being used) in Crimea and the Ukraine. American intelligence realized early on that this was all about spetsnaz (Russian special operations). This was made obvious in March when the U.S. sanctioned a number of Russian officials for their role in the annexation of Crimea. One of the guilty officials named was the chief of the GRU (military intelligence) who apparently sent in one of the army spetsnaz regiments into eastern Ukraine and Crimea with orders to wear civilian clothes or uniforms with no insignia, contact pro-Russians civilians (GRU maintains lists of those kinds of people) and carry out a plan to return Crimea to Russian control. As more information comes out of Crimea and eastern Ukraine it appears that the army spetsnaz had a pretty extensive bag of tricks and techniques and are still hard at work. The Crimea/Ukraine operation was a skillful combination of bribery, stealthy recruiting (of pro-Russian locals), clandestine movement of spetsnaz operators and weapons, bribery of key officials and intimidation of others plus carefully calculated and staged operations that neutralized Ukrainian forces in the Crimea and led to a pretty bloodless victory. It was all classic special operations work and other operators around the world are impressed.
Most of the work is being done by several hundred members of the GRU 45th Spersnaz Regiment. They were then sent in to the Crimea disguised as civilians, to create a “popular uprising” that would enable Russia to annex Crimea. Some of the uniformed men who then took control of Crimea were apparently hired, pro-Russia, locals, but the core of this “local militia” are men with obvious military training and who have been using those skills recently. These were the spetsnaz men and they were obviously in charge. Nearly 60 percent of Crimeans are Russian and GRU appears to have been recruiting, or prospecting there for years. Some of these locals admitted that money changed hands and they were glad to be part of the effort that returned control of Crimea to Mother Russia. When you use armed amateurs you have to expect this sort of unauthorized contact with the media but these comments did not sidetrack the takeover plan. The armed men were obviously briefed and most would not talk to reporters or even let journalists get close. But a few of these fellows, apparently local recruits, just could not resist a reporter with a camera crew looking for a few snappy comments for the evening news. Some of the anonymous armed men may be civilian contractors (which Russia exports to some parts of the world) and some were just pro-Russian veterans willing to take a gun and endure a bit of risk.
Unlike the U.S., where the commandos have their own military command (SOCOM or Special Operations Command) in Russia the spetsnaz work more closely with the various intelligence agencies. GRU apparently had a plan for taking over Crimea in a way that would cause the least amount of diplomatic and military damage and the spetsnaz units GRU controlled were the key operators able to make it happen.
Ukraine had 25,000 army, air force and navy personnel in Crimea but the spetsnaz plan included persuading many of them to either just not fight to accept a generous offer to join the Russian armed forces. The 11,000 Russian troops normally stationed in Crimea are mostly support personnel for the naval bases of the Black Sea Fleet. The exception was 2,000 marines. These were reinforced by another 7,000 troops, mostly infantry and special operations forces flown in or arrived by ship by early March. These were followed by 15,000 more ferried across the 4.5 kilometer wide Kerch Strait that separates Crimea from southern Russia. By late March Russia had over 30,000 troops in Crimea, including over a thousand spetsnaz
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main picture Pro-Russian armed men Slaviansk eastern ukraine
Pro-Russian armed men stand guard in Slaviansk, Ukraine.
As western Ukrainian security forces reportedly seek to dislodge ethnic Russian paramilitaries from government buildings in Slaviansk (although that’s now being questioned) and anti-Kyiv forces muster in other eastern Ukrainian cities, allegations are flying thick and fast about the presence of Russian troops in these disturbances. (I should mention that The Interpreter‘s liveblog is an invaluable service in keeping track of all the claims, counterclaims and reports on the ground.)
The facts on the ground are confused, the claims are often overblown, but there does seem to be some basis for believing that limited numbers of Russian agents and special forces are present. However important that undoubtedly may seem, I think focusing on actual bodies on the ground misses the main point: Russia’s real role in this new Great Game is not so much direct but to incite, support and protect the local elites and paramilitaries who are driving the campaign against Kiev.
When the so-called “little green men” deployed in Crimea, they were very obviously Russian forces, simply without their insignia. They wore Russian uniforms, followed Russian tactics and carried the latest, standard Russian weapons.
However, the situation in eastern Ukraine is much less clear. US Secretary of State John Kerry has asserted that it was “clear that Russian special forces and agents have been the catalyst behind the chaos of the last 24 hours.” However, it is hard to find categorical evidence of this.
In the main, press and other pictures of supposed “Russian forces” actually do not stand up to detailed scrutiny. Even where groups of men with similar uniforms are shown, these are typically not in modern Russian camouflage, and there are other details which do not add up. Some may be in beards, for example, or maybe they wear police rather than military issue body armour with military uniforms.
Furthermore, many Ukrainian police have defected to the anti-government side, including members of the infamous Berkut public order force. So too probably have local officers of SBU, the Ukrainian Security Service. Berkut and SBU special forces deploy in camouflage and body armor and carry modern assault weapons. They would also be expected to demonstrate the kind of tactical proficiency observed among some of the anti-government forces—and be in a position to transfer weapons to the paramilitary irregulars.
All that said, though, as with events in Kyiv during the last days of the Yanukovych regime, it is difficult to rule out more direct Russian involvement, even if just at the level of a few specialists to guide, direct, assist and instruct the local paramilitaries. The Ukrainian press has reported that at least one officer from the Russian Spetsnaz special forces of the GRU, military intelligence, has been seized. There have also been reports of Russian army-issue weapons not generally found in Ukraine in the hands of some individuals.
But in many ways the concentration on Russian personnel misses the point. Local ethnic Russian elites in eastern Ukraine, generally thoroughly corrupt and whose businesses depend on their relations with Russia, are working actively with Moscow. At the very least, they need to ensure that Kyiv offers them a generous level of local autonomy, so they can maintain the impunity they have enjoyed so long. They are able to muster a strong force of security force defectors, mercenaries, thugs and rent-a-mobs, and thanks to the seizure of police stations and arsenals, there are weapons to go around.
These elites depend, though, on Moscow’s support. The forces massed on the border (ranging from low-end estimates of 40,000 to 80,000 upwards), combined with dire warnings to Kyiv about the risk of “civil war” if it uses force against the paramilitaries represent a formidable political cover, which is deterring the government from using the full means at its disposal. Moscow is a past master of fighting its battles with proxies, agents, allies and dupes. Whether or not there are many actual Russian soldiers and agents in eastern Ukraine, Moscow’s role is clear and, if anything, increasing.
A pro-Russian gunman stands guard at a seized police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that an announcement by the authorities in Kiev that they will mobilize the army to put down a rebellion by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine was a “criminal order”.
The ministry said the West should bring its allies in Ukraine’s government under control. “It is now the West’s responsibility to prevent civil war in Ukraine,” it said in a statement posted on Facebook.
“The situation in southeastern Ukraine is taking on an extremely dangerous character. The authorities in Kiev, who put themselves in power as a result of a coup d’etat, have set a course to use force to put down popular protests,” the statement said.
“We decisively condemn attempts to use brute force against protesters and activists … We are particularly indignant about the criminal order of (Ukrainian Acting President Oleksander Turchinov) to use the army to put down protest.”
The statement said the West had sponsored the rulers in Kiev and should now “rein in its out-of-control protégés, force them to distance themselves from neo-Nazis and other extremists, stop using armed force against the Ukrainian people, and immediately start a genuine dialogue”.
David Cameron has welcomed a report by the surveillance watchdog, Sir Anthony May, that gives a clean bill of health to Britain’s spy agencies after revelations in secret documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The prime minister said the report by the interception of communications commissioner found that “agencies undertake their role conscientiously and effectively, and that public authorities do not engage in indiscriminate mass intrusion”.
Cameron said the legislation governing surveillance, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa), was working, in spite of advances in technology that critics say has left it outmoded. The report and the prime minister’s response suggest that any chances of reform are receding, at least in the short term.
Snowden’s revelations about Britain’s GCHQ and its US counterpart, the NSA, have led to a worldwide debate about the balance between national security and privacy.
The lack of movement by the British government contrasts with the US response, where the Obama administration is already making changes and new legislation has been proposed.
Although the report runs to 78 pages, May does not address many of the key revelations in the Snowden documents such as the existence of the British-run Tempora programme, which sucks up masses of internet data, or the links between spy agencies and the private internet and telephone companies.
May said he was constrained by restrictions imposed by parliament. “They mean that I am not able to confirm or reject publicly parts of the detail said to derive from Snowden allegations.”
Activist groups expressed scepticism about May’s findings. Rachel Robinson, policy director of Liberty, which is challenging the legality of GCHQ’s actions, described as “baffling” May’s failure to find some of the surveillance programmes described in the Snowden documents, such as Tempora and Prism, as anything less than intrusive.
“I don’t think we want to say the interception of communications commissioner is acting in bad faith. But his office is necessarily limited,” she said.
Julian Huppert, a Liberal Democrat member of the home affairs select committee who has campaigned for significant reforms over the collection and retention of data, said: “This is a clear report and raises a number of concerns about the way Ripa is currently used. As Sir Anthony himself says, it feels like the number of requests for information are too many. And he is concerned about the significant institutional overuse of the powers.”
Huppert added: “He also highlights concerns specifically about unreliability and inadequacy of the statistical requirements – that it is very hard to know what is actually going on and that it is not possible to know how many people are affected by communications data requests.
“He also highlights that Ripa is a difficult statute to understand. If he finds it complex, what hope do the rest of us have?”
May, a former judge appointed by the prime minister, said in his annual report that the public authorities do not misuse their power under Ripa. They do not “engage in random mass intrusion into the private affairs of law-abiding UK citizens. It would be comprehensively unlawful if they did”.
But May, who is responsible for overseeing warrants requested by the police as well as the intelligence services, expressed concern about what he described as the “very large number” – 514,608 – of requests for information about phone calls and other communications. The police and other law enforcement agencies accounted for almost 90%. “It has the feel of being too many,” he said.
May acknowledged he had seen some of the the proposed reforms in the US but said: “It is clear that the relevant circumstances in the US are substantially different from those in the United Kingdom.” It was not appropriate to extrapolate recommendations from the US report into UK circumstances.
He reiterated the line initially taken by the government in June in response to a series of stories in the Guardian: basically, that any member of the public who does not associate with a potential terrorist or serious criminal or be seen as a potential national security threat can be assured the intelligence agencies and police had no significant interest in examining their emails, phone or postal communications.
Cameron, welcoming the report, said: “In light of concerns about the activities of the intelligence agencies, the quality of oversight, and a number of public concerns and myths that have developed in the light of media allegations linked to Edward Snowden, I believe his report provides an authoritative, expert and reassuring assessment of the lawfulness, necessity and proportionality of the intelligence agencies’ work.”
The chairman of the home affairs select committee, Keith Vaz, focused on the number of requests: “The number of authorised requests for people’s communications data appears excessively high. It is important that law enforcement agencies access data necessary to their investigations but we must be sure that no gratuitous requests are being made.”
Vaz expressed concern about whether May and another judge who acts as a watchdog had sufficient resources to scrutinise the work of the intelligence agencies.
Emma Carr, deputy director of Big Brother Watch, said: “The government needs to urgently address the fact that the commissioner has grounds to believe some powers are institutionally overused and that the records kept by public authorities are woefully inadequate. This does not require new legislation and should not wait until after the election.”
In a separate development, the European Court of Justice has declared the data retention directive illegal, torpedoing UK government schemes for the so-called “snooper’s charter” of wide-ranging collection of phone and internet data.
Russian Military Downs USA Drone Over Crimea ~> Hacked Into Drone’s Control Mechanism ~> Full Report
A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukrainian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday.
“The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic” technology, said Rostec in a statement.
The drone fell “almost intact into the hands of self-defence forces” added Rostec, which said it had manufactured the equipment used to down the aircraft, but did not specify who was operating it.
“Judging by its identification number, UAV MQ-5B belonged to the 66th American Reconnaissance Brigade, based in Bavaria,” Rostec said on its website, which also carried a picture of what it said was the captured drone.
The photograph appeared to show an apparently armed drone in flight, rather than debris.
The Crimean port of Sevastopol is home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, which is believed to be equipped with detection equipment.
Range war ends in defeat for FEDs but Federal agency vows to continue legal action after ending Nevada ranch standoff
It sounds dramatic, but it reminded me of Tiananmen Square. I don’t recognize my country at this point.’
-Arizona state Representative Kelly Townsend
The Bureau of Land Management vowed Saturday that it would continue its legal fight to remove illegal cattle from a rural Nevada range after ending a tense weeklong standoff with a rancher and his supporters.
“After 20 years and multiple court orders to remove the trespass cattle, [rancher Cliven] Bundy owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million. The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially,” a statement from the bureau said. “We ask that all parties in the area remain peaceful and law-abiding as the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service work to end the operation in an orderly manner.”
Celebration: A supporter of the Bundy family flies the American flag after the Bureau of Land Management agreed to release the Bundy’s cattle near Bunkerville, Nev. April 12, 2014
Victor: Rancher Cliven Bundy at his home in Bunkerville, after officials called off the government’s roundup of cattle
And they’re out: The Bundy family and their supporters drive their cattle back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. after they were released by the Bureau of Land Management
Mission accomplished: Supporters of the Bundy family hang a sign on the I-15 highway just outside of Bunkerville, Nevada
The dispute between Bundy and federal land managers began in 1993 when he stopped paying monthly fees of about $1.35 per cow-calf pair to graze public lands
Cowboys and patriots: Kholten Gleave, right, of Utah, pauses for the National Anthem outside of Bunkerville , Nev. while gathering with other supporters of the Bundy family to challenge the Bureau of Land Management
The BLM also announced that it was wrapping up its month-long operation to seize the 900 cattle roaming on federally owned land approximately 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and would release the 400 head of Bundy’s cattle it had already seized “in order to avoid violence and help restore order.”
“Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” the statement read.,” the statement read.
Bureau officials had dismantled designated protest areas supporting Bundy, who they say refuses to comply with the “same laws that 16,000 public land ranchers do every year.”
No horsing around: The Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle were released from a corral
Cheers: Protesters pump their fists as cowboys herd cattle that belongs to rancher Cliven Bundy
Firepower: Protester Eric Parker from central Idaho aims his weapon from a bridge next to the Bureau of Land Management’s base camp where seized cattle
Victory speech: Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, informing the public that the BLM has agreed to cease the roundup of his family’s cattle
A group of about 1,000 supporting Bundy cheered and sang “The Star Spangled Banner” when BLM made its announcement.
The standoff at the ranch became increasingly tense the longer it lasted, prompting elected officials in several states to weigh in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation. The Las Vegas Sun reported that some protesters were carrying handguns and rifles, but there were no reports of shots fired or injuries
The roundup started last Saturday after the BLM and National Park Service shut down an area half the size of Delaware to let cowhands using helicopters and vehicles gather about 900 cattle that officials say are trespassing.
Bundy, 67, and his large family cast their resistance to the roundup as a constitutional stand. He says he doesn’t recognize federal authority over state land.
Brothers in arms: Rancher Cliven Bundy (2nd R) is escorted Friday by militia members in Bunkerville, Nevada
Armed: Brand Thornton, of Las Vegas, blows a shofar on a hillside above a protest area on Friday
The dispute that triggered the roundup dates to 1993, when the BLM cited concern for the federally protected tortoise. The agency later revoked Bundy’s grazing rights.
The sheriff has been negotiating with the rancher for months, and the pair met at the ranch today to finalize the deal, according to 8 News Now.
Defiant: With a sidearm strapped to his side, Anthony Herrea stands along a protest area while rancher Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy grimaces as he shows taser marks on his chest
On his side: Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), pictured last week, has risen to Bundy’s side and called the BLM’s efforts ‘overreaching’
Bundy claimed ancestral rights to graze his cattle on lands his Mormon family settled in the 19th century. He stopped paying grazing fees and disregarded several court orders to remove his animals.
BLM officials, however, say Bundy owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees.
BLM faced criticism when police used stun guns on one of Bundy’s adult sons during a Wednesday confrontation on a state highway near the Bundy melon farm in the Gold Butte area.
Video of that confrontation spread on the Internet, along with blog commentary claiming excessive government force and calls to arms from self-described militia leaders. Some have invoked references to deadly confrontations with federal authorities, including a siege of a ranch home in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 and the fiery destruction of a religious compound near Waco, Texas, that killed 76 people in 1993.
“Our mission here is to protect the protestors and the American citizens from the violence that the federal government is dishing out,” Jim Landy, a member of the West Mountain Rangers, who made the journey from Montana to Nevada, told Fox News Channel. “People here are scared.”
Arizona state Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff said he and state legislators weren’t arguing whether Bundy broke laws or violated grazing agreements. Thorpe said the Arizona lawmakers were upset the BLM initially restricted protesters to so-called free speech zones.
Sen. Dean Heller and Gov. Brian Sandoval, both Republicans, have also said they were upset with the way the BLM was conducting the roundup. After the areas were removed Thursday, Sandoval issued a new statement.
“Although tensions remain high, escalation of current events could have negative, long lasting consequences that can be avoided,” it said.
The round-up: Bureau of Land Management vehicles are seen Friday near a corral with cattle outside Bunkerville, Nevada
JOining the cause: Steven Kelly (R) talks on a phone as he stands by a protest signs he posted on his house as his soon Sean Kelly (L), looks on west of Mesquite, Nevada
Dug in: Bottles of water and supplies sit ready to be used at a protest area on Friday
Violent: An officer is seen firing a taser at Ammon Bundy as an aggressive police dog goes after him
Bloodied: Krissy Thornton, right, looks at blood from a taser wound on Ammon Bundy
Fighting words: Bundy, seen at right in the plaid shirt, is heard yelling at the agents to get off of his family’s land
Recovery: Ammon backs away towards the group of supporters behind him as he recoils after the taser shot
Opening the gates: Federal officers are seen making way for a convoy of cattle on Thursday
Speaking out: Margaret Houston, Cliven Bundy’s sister, told how she was tackled by officers when she was protesting (seen here at a Wednesday town hall meeting)
Amy Lueders, BLM state director in Nevada, said Friday that two protesters were detained, cited for failure to comply with officers at a barricade on Thursday and released.
They won’t go: Charlie Brown holds up a sign Thursday from the Bureau of Land Management’s ‘first amendment area’ during a protest of the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of cattle near Bunkerville
Help: Supporters prepare to rally for Cliven Bundy at the Bundy ranch near Bunkerville Nevada on Monday
People power: People help erect a pole to hang a banner during a rally in support of Cliven Bundy near Bunkerville Nevada on Monday
Eight helicopters were circling the land Thursday, and federal officials have seized about 350 of Bundy’s 908 cattle, according to various reports
No passage: Federal law enforcement officers block a road into the land Bundy claims is his
Defiance: Cliven Bundy, (right), and friend, Clance Cox, stand at the Bundy ranch near Bunkerville Nevada on Saturday during the escalation of their dispute with the Federal Governmen
That brought the number of arrests to three. Bundy’s son, Dave Bundy, was arrested Sunday on State Route 170 and released Monday with citations accusing him of refusing to disperse and resisting arrest.
Lueders said 380 cows were collected by Thursday. She declined to provide a cost estimate for the herding operation.
An activist Jesuit priest who spent three years living alongside besieged civilians and rebels in the Syrian city of Homs was assassinated Monday, according to the Vatican, which said he was abducted by unidentified gunmen who beat him before executing him in front of his monastery.
Father Francis Van Der Lugt, 75, a Dutch Jesuit priest, came to Syria in 1966 and eventually founded a home for children and adults with mental disabilities outside Homs, where he lived before the three-year-old civil war started. After fighting began, he relocated to the rebel-held neighborhood of Bustan al Diwan in Homs Old City, where he worked with refugees and civilians during the more than two-year-old siege by regime forces.
“I can confirm that he’s been killed,” Jan Stuyt, secretary of the Dutch Jesuit Order, told the news agency Agence France-Presse by phone.
“A man came into his house, took him outside and shot him twice in the head. In the street in front of his house,” he said, adding the priest would be buried in Syria “according to his wishes.”
His bodyguard, who’d been supplied by the mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army, was wounded in the attack. Because of Van Der Lugt’s high-profile role in condemning the Syrian regime for its blockade of Homs, some activists accused the regime of assassinating him. Islamic radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria _ a rogue al Qaida group _ have been repeatedly accused of targeting clergy and churches and are also considered suspects, according to rebel officials.
The U.S. Mint sold more Silver Eagles in the past two months than it has ever in the same time-period in previous years. February and March sales were so strong, they surpassed 2013′s by nearly 2.4 million.
According to the U.S. Mint’s most recent update, sales of Silver Eagles in March hit a record 5,354,000, which was almost 2 million higher than in March of 2013.
The U.S. Mint didn’t update their figures yesterday (last day of the month) so I thought they were going to dump these sales in April. As of Friday, total sales for March were 4,476,000. However they updated the figures today showing that another 878,000 Silver Eagles were sold on Monday bringing the total for March to 5,354,000.
If we look at the chart below, we can see how much heavier the buying was this FEB-MAR compared to previous years:
2014 FEB-MAR sales were more than double than 2012, and 35% higher than 2013. Even though sales for the first three months of 2014 at 13,879,000 are lower than 2013 at 14,223,000, this was due to the U.S. Mint restricting sales in January.
I spoke with the management at APMEX today on the subject of Silver Eagle Sales. APMEX is one of the largest online precious metal dealers on the Internet. I asked if they knew if Hedge Funds were buying a good percentage of these Silver Eagles (heard from another source in the industry).
He told me that they tried to sell to the hedge fund market years ago, but found that hedge funds rather purchase large silver bars at the lowest spot price. Even though there might be some Hedge Fund buying he believes the American public and foreigners are purchasing the majority of Silver Eagles.
Industry Analysts Mislead The Public On Silver Mining Costs
Fitting for APRIL FOOLS DAY, Natixis came out with their forecast for silver in 2014 & 2015. According to the article in Mineweb: $10/oz Silver In 2015 Among Natixis Scenarios:
Natixis analysts Nic Brown and Bernard Dahdah argue the downside to the price of silver is much worse than gold’s given the potential for a sell off in investment silver and the fact silver’s average cash costs are still quite a bit lower – $7 an ounce in Natixis’ estimation – than recent silver prices.
…Indeed they write: “At 19,700 tonnes, the amount of silver held in physically backed ETPs (exchange traded products) is equivalent to almost 80% of 2012’s mined output. If last year’s mass exit from gold ETPs was followed this year by sales from silver ETPs, this could rapidly turn into a substantial new source of supply just as happened with gold last year. Under these scenarios we could see silver prices fall to an average of $15/oz in 2014 and $10/oz in 2015.”
So, if we have a mass liquidation of the Silver ETF’s as experienced by the Gold ETF’s in 2013, Natixis believes we could see $10 silver next year. It would seem highly unlikely that Global Silver ETF’s would liquidate their inventories unless the world ran out of gold to buy… which would be very bullish, not bearish for prices.
I don’t believe the folks at Natixis realize that the huge liquidation of Gold ETF’s in 2013 were to acquire physical metal to fill the huge demand coming from China and India.
Anyhow… I want to focus on the part where Natixis discusses the $7 an ounce cash cost for silver. Let me start off by saying… THERE ARE NO SILVER PRODUCERS THAT CAN AFFORD TO MINE SILVER ANYWHERE NEAR $10 an ounce.
For example, Hecla recorded at $1.5 million adjusted loss for Q4 2013, while stating a CASH COST of $7.33 an ounce, net of by-product credits. If they lost $1.5 million receiving $20.13 an ounce for their silver in Q4 2013, what kind of losses would they incur if the market price was $7 or $10?
Cash Cost accounting is an insane outdated metric that provides no real clue as to the profitability of a company. Every mining company states in a footnote below their silly cash cost accounting figures, that CASH COSTS are not a GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principle.
Hecla is a perfect example of why this is true. Cash Cost accounting deducts the by-product revenue (not credits) from the cost of producing silver. All it does is lower the cash cost figure…. which offers no indication of profitability.
Does anyone ever ask…. At these low metal prices, can a company be profitable without their by-product revenue? And the answer is… FOR THE MOST PART…. NO.
I still get emails and responses from readers on my site who believe mining companies understate their real costs and have several books to hide the fact that they are ROLLING IN THE DOUGH. Folks… that’s simply HOGWASH.
If we look at my top 12 primary silver miners Q1-Q3 2013 results, we can see that they made a PALTRY $1.4 million in adjusted income on $2.3 billion in revenue as a group selling nearly 70 million ounces of silver. This was at an average realized price of $24.58. Basically, the group gave away SILVER FOR FREE.
Because the industry still focuses on the CASH COST metric, investors are still confused as to the real cost of mining silver. I will be explaining this in more detail in an upcoming FREE REPORT.
Natixis is a Global Financial company in France, which recorded a one Billion Euro profit in 2013 on shuffling paper. Compare this to a dozen top primary silver miners selling an estimated 95 million ounces of silver during the entire year while stating an adjusted income loss.
Sounds fair… doesn’t it?
source SRSrocco Report
When I first attended church they told me that when it comes to church, that we needed to follow the Book of Acts model. I began to ask myself, what was the church like that was described in Acts? What was the church that Peter and Paul established in Rome like? Did they have incense and icons, liturgy or hymnal books?
Prior to my conversion to Christianity, when I was still Muslim, my Catholic wife Maria insisted to go to church since she was Catholic to Saint Francis de Assisi in Concord, California—I would insist that while she went to church that I would wait for her in the back with both kids, of course, lest they contracted the Catholic plague.
And while she was worshipping, I would have the kids learn some Palestinian style stone throwing at the statues of Mary and Joseph in the back as these were the right size for Palestinian style target practice.
What Maria wasn’t aware of was that I was training our children to be iconoclast.
Until she caught us on one fateful Sunday, red handed, the target practice was all over. Maria never understood why I hated these statues.
But then when I became Christian, I talked Maria into leaving St. Francis since I was more comfortable attending a Baptist church in which they had no icons. Later I began to ask myself; did my hatred for icons stem from my new faith in Christ, or was it reminiscing my clinging to Islam?
But as I researched the oldest Christians and their churches from the first century to the fourth, they presented a problem since all these churches used icons and incense. They all (even including Jesus and the apostles) used the Deuterocanonical books that are in Catholic bibles. They all had priests, altars, images and saints.
Mosaic on the floor of an early Christian church within the Roman army fortress at Megiddo (241 AD)
As I shared my findings, it was too difficult to believe by my evangelical brethren. Of course, my friends never examined archeology, history and even the Bible itself to see if Icons were biblical or not.
The first question I asked myself after I did my discoveries was: Is God an iconoclast?
Solomon after all “made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.” (I Kings 6:23)
I asked myself if icons were such a problem, then why do we I find “the brazen serpent” which God commanded Moses to make, (Numbers 21:8-9) and the golden Cherubim and Seraphim, which were purely an ornament in the figured fashion of the ark.
Archeology, one of my interests, provides ample evidence. The image of Jonah and the fish was a Christian image that with several crosses cut into the walls in first century catacombs.
There is an abundance of evidence that the early Christians during Acts did make use of icons along with statues and decorated liturgical elements, such as chalices with the image of Christ engraved upon them. A simple crawl through the Roman catacombs or the remains of Dura Europos (Syria) would provide a pointed demonstration.
Catacomb archeological superintendent Fabrizio Bisconti points to frescoes discovered with the 4th-century icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul in a catacomb under Rome. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) Source: AdelaideNow
As I shared my findings the first thing they told me was that Catholics worship these images. When I asked Catholics they told me that they “venerated” these images and never worshipped them.
The ancient Jews understood this distinction (between veneration and worship/adoration), as did the Christians who came forth from Judaism as its true fulfillment in Christ.
Everything from the Jewish Mezuzah to the Torah was venerated (kissed) by pious Jews even until today. Christ would have done the same; this is an ancient custom. And regardless if one doesn’t find some of these customs in the Bible, it was practiced by the faithful from time immemorial.
I was quite impressed to see Messianic believers carry out such customs, yet found it an irony that they refuse Catholics to do the same while they do not have incense.
The Roman catacombs are filled with predominantly Old Testament imagery, demonstrating that the early iconographers came from the Jewish Christians and not only the Greeks.
The tabernacle/temple itself was replete with images, practically everywhere that one would look (and while prostrating before them): on the ark of the covenant (Ex. 25:18), on the curtains (Ex. 26:1), on the veil of the Most Holy place (Ex. 26:31), the statues of cherubim (1 Kings 6:23) on the walls (1 Kings 6:29), on the doors (1 Kings 6:32), and on the furnishings (1 Kings 7:29,36).
The objection is always when many quote Exodus 20:3-5 and Deuteronomy 4:15 God was proscribing against idolatry, that is the worship of images as gods. But in Exodus 25:18-22 and Ezekiel 41:18-19 He ordains the proper use of images in worship. Did God contradict Himself? Hardly.
Even pre-Acts, the temple itself was an image (or “icon”) of heaven; it was made to represent heaven itself (Heb. 8:5; cf. Ex. 25:40). One can even read examples of favorable attitudes towards images in the Palestinian Talmud:
“In the days of Rabbi Jochanan, men began to paint pictures on the walls, and he did not hinder them … In the days of Rabbi Abbun, men began to make designs on mosaics, and he did not hinder them” (Abodah Zarah, 48d).
In the age of the Apostles, the earliest Christians believed that physical phenomena, such as shadows and handkerchiefs, could be used to heal people. Acts 5:15 records how sick Christians believed that healing could come through being overshadowed by St. Peter’s shadow:
Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
St. Paul used handkerchiefs to heal the sick:
So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. (Acts 19:12)
St. Peter’s Shadow
As already mentioned, the synagogue (and house church) of Dura Europos (Syria, ca. early-3rd century AD) is filled, wall-to-ceiling, with images of Old Testament stories and saints — and all in places where the Jews would’ve been prostrating before the Torah scrolls. The assertion that either ancient or Second Temple Judaism was inherently iconoclastic is truly a modern polemical myth. (see Is There Really a Patristic Critique of Icons, By Gabe Martini, May 25, 2013 http://onbehalfofall.org/?p=6335)
Iconoclasm is rampant in the American church, and this is concerning, for it is in common with the iconoclasm of Islam.
The formidable Jesuit polemicists for Catholicism Robert Bellarmine defend icons stating:
“When God the Father is represented as an old man, the Holy Ghost as a dove, and angels as winged youths, this is not done because they are really like that. They are bodiless spirits, we all know. But we give them human and earthly forms because it was under such that they revealed themselves to men. God the Father appeared as an old man in a vision to the prophet Daniel. The Holy Ghost is shown as a dove because it was in that form that he appeared at the baptism of our Lord. The pictures and statues we make are not intended to show us things in themselves but rather the quality of things, or the effects they produce. For instance, the Holy Spirit is represented as a dove to signify the gifts of innocence, purity and holiness, which he endows in our souls. Similarly, angels are given wings because we know that their heavenly strength and beauty never decline, and they are always on tiptoe to do God’s bidding. Sometimes we even see them in white robes and sacred stoles, signifying their sinlessness and service of the divine majesty.” (The Catholic Protestant Debate: Robert Bellarmine’s Spirited Polemics by Dinesh D’Souza)
When Bellarmine states, “under such that they revealed themselves to men,” he is correct, The New Testament did depict the holy spirit as a “dove” in the Bible when Christ was baptized in the Jordan river, also God was depicted as a man with white hair as Daniel described Him. (Daniel 7)
The idea that icons were introduced by Roman paganism by Constantine is a myth developed by Alexander Hislop in his Two Babylons. In fact, it was Islam that forbade icons a millennia before Hislop invented his myths.
It was the Muslim Abd al-Jabbar was the first to propagate these myths in his “Critique of Christian Origins,” which is considered the first Islamic history on Christianity in the late tenth century. Without knowing that the author is Muslim, quoting some of al-Jabbar writings is similar to what anti-Constantine Messianic and Evangelicals say:
“Constantine was wicked and calculating … he made an external show of venerating Christ and the Cross. Yet he confirmed the Roman religious practices as they were, including praying to the East and other things that have been mentioned. He removed nothing other than the worship of the planets, espousal of his [Christ’s] divinity and veneration of the Cross.” (Abd al-Jabbar in his “Critique of Christian Origins”, Part III, 213-214, trans. Gabriel Said Reylonds)
That Constantine invented Christmas, he states:
“The Romans and the Greeks had a holiday which they called the “Birth of Time.” It was at the return of sunlight in December. They made it the birthday of Christ, adding and subtracting [things from it]. This is the great holiday for them, which the Chritsians celebrate and call Christmas or Christmas Eve. The Christians in the time of Christ, and his companions after him, did not know this holiday and did not celebrate it (Ibid, 244-247)
Pertaining to Lent, he writes:
“The Romans and the Sabi’un [Sabians] had a day on which they fasted, the days of the planetary perigees, during which they [Christians] refrained from eating meat. When they began to espouse the divinity of Jesus, they confirmed [these fatsts], and then added to them in some ways and subtracted from them. Today they fast fifty days, until the zenith of the sun, then they break their fasts on some days.” (Ibid, 248-250)
Al-Jabbar even claimed that incense, icons, veneration of Mary and the Apostles, all came from pagan origins:
“The Romans and the Sabi’un [Sabians] used smoke and incense in the temples of the planets and idols. This continues to this day among the Christians who have not annulled it … the Romans, along with their worship of the planets, venerated idols, erected representations of them in the temples. They continued in this way even after they accepted the veneration of the Cross, without any decrease, with Christ, his mother, and his companions [desciples] in the place of those idols.” (Ibid, 279-284)
The hatred of Constantine and icons in the church is a modern manmade tradition that goes in line with Muslim views, which I had to endure listening to for two decades in my church and Messianic circles. It was as if my new evangelical faith needed to have something in common with Islam; they denounced Constantine’s vision of the cross in the sky, they even circulated throughout the nation, a mythical scenario I learned fairly quickly which goes like this; it was the evil Constantine who founded the Catholic Church and was its first pope. He established it after he suppressed the original church that comprised of true Bible believing Christians. He prohibited the Bible from being read, changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday and mixed paganism with Christianity and that is why Catholics in reality worship The Queen of Heaven, saints, pagan icons, the Sun Disk (Eucharist) and statues.
The church bought into Cumont’s popularized idea that Constantine founded the Catholic Church. But this assertion, like al-Jabbar, came as a result of his anti-Christian perspective and was not accurate history. He wrote that Christianity took from its opponents their own weapons, and used them; the better elements of paganism were transferred to the new religion. (Cumont, The Oriental Religions, intro, p. xi)
And before Cumont, Alexander Hislop, the Scottish ‘ordained Anglican minister’ who wrote The Two Babylons, that many evangelicals, especially Messianics refer to pointing the pagan origins in the Catholic practices.
But the ‘sheep’ were unaware that Hislop attacked the Trinity, which is an issue that both Evangelicals and Catholics agree on.
His pitfall was a self-defeating claim. He falsely pointed out the antiquity of the theological concept of the Trinity by Roman Catholics as pagan in origin and definition. Hislop by giving examples of pagan trinities in Siberia, Japan, and India made the Trinity as a “universal in all the ancient nations of the world”. He went so far as to say that, “the supreme divinity in almost all heathen nations was triune”. (Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons (Neptune, NJ: Loizeau Bros, 1959)
But were all these assertions the truth stated by promoters of truth, or is this a mythical description and a slanderous fabrication of history?
I was a man acquainted with slander, so I decided to fight this with the same passion and vigorousness as I fought the promoters of the Protocols of The Elders of Zion.
Hislop’s fallacies on the Trinity can be demonstrated by simply exercising his methods ourselves. If we have an agenda, it is possible to contrive any number of links between two entirely disparate religious systems. Odin, for example, is the father of the gods in the Nordic tradition. He sits upon a throne called “High Seat”, from which he can observe Midgard (the realms of men.) Two large ravens (whose names are “Thought” and “Memory”) roost upon opposite shoulders of the throne. Each morning they leave their perches and fly down to Midgard, where they spend the entire day. At evening they return, and whisper everything they have seen and heard into the ears of Odin. Sometimes the father of the gods will visit Midgard in person. On these occasions he manifests himself as a one-eyed man attended by two large wolves. The Vikings believed that Odin, Vili and Ve (three divine brothers of equal power) were responsible for creation. Later, Odin became Father of the gods, while his brothers vanish from the narrative.
When King Gylfi (a mortal man) makes his way to the home of the gods, he is met by three divine entities, who impart a series of prophetic revelations. The names of these entities are “High”, “Just-as-High”, and “The Third.” At the end of his audience, Gylfi realises that he has spoken to none other than Odin himself, manifested in three equal persons. Odin’s wife Frigga has a magic ring, which creates nine other rings of equal value every ninth night. The numbers “3” and “9” are powerful symbols in Norse mythology, because three is the number of Odin and nine is the cube of three. They occur many times throughout the Nordic tradition. (Burk, D. The Two Babylons – Hislop’s hypothesis debunked)
Here we have more than enough material from which we might fabricate a “Norse Trinity” and claim that the Vikings themselves were Trinitarians. (Ibid).
We can even use Frigga’s nine rings, and if we wish to attack Judaism, we would attribute it to the nine candle Menorah. Then we package our findings in a book as it is a new discovery into debunking the entire Judeo-Christian history and it becomes a bestseller that when the truth responds as “Hislop’s hypothesis debunked,” no one reads it.
And that is how sheep are taken to the slaughterhouse after they have consumed their last meal; a concoction that ‘builds on similarities while ignoring volumes of differences’ is a lethal meal.
The recent Fort Hood shooting once again brings to the surface the heavy fallout from the use of symptom based psychiatric drugs, versus source based alternative therapy, in treating our wounded veterans ~ whereas the dramatic increase in Military suicides directly coincides with the dramatic increase in dangerous psychotropic drugs:
by Allen L Roland
No one really talks about the psychic damage that combat veterans feel when they take someone’s life, regardless of the military situation ~ but the effect is real and usually manifests itself as shame based guilt whereas the innate deep need to love and accept love is quite often permanently disabled.
No amount of psychiatric drugs can ease that psychic burden and even Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army’s No. 2 officer, who has long been an advocate for soldiers suffering from the invisible wounds of war (such as PTSD and TBI) ~ also advocates the need for other alternative approaches ~ ” I want to understand what drugs we should use to treat these symptoms, if we should use any drugs at all. I want to look into alternative pain management. We are finding there are other ways to handle pain that are more effective and allow a person to feel a lot better than throwing a bagful of drugs at them.” See Veterans Today Article
America learned within hours of the April 2nd shooting at Ft. Hood that four people were dead (including the shooter) and 16 had been wounded in the attack. The shooter, 34-year old Army Specialist, Ivan Lopez, served in Iraq for four months in 2011 and according to The New York Times, Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, said Lopez had been “examined by a psychiatrist within the last month, but showed no signs that he might commit a violent act.” Secretary McHugh further explained to the Senate Armed Services Committee that Lopez “had been prescribed AMBIEN, a sleep aid, and other medication to treat anxiety and depression.”
That’s what Psychiatrists primarily do ~ prescribe medicine or drugs and here are the known destructive side effects of Ambien, the drug of choice for Ivan Lopez. Here’s an example of some of the disturbing side effects of AMBIEN ~ the number #1 prescription sleep aid ~ according to the FDA, the Ambien user may experience: Hallucinations, Aggressiveness, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Memory loss and extreme anxiery and we have many examples of this behavior including Lopez.
Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) says that rather than continually send heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, it is time for lawmakers to investigate the connection between prescription psychiatric drugs and violence, including suicide.
Here’s an excerpt from their excellent recent wake up call to law makers ~
” The military long has been aware of the increasing number of military suicides and last August released the findings of the Department of Defense (DOD) 2013 Study title “Risk Factors Associated With Suicide in Current and Former US Military Personnel.” Although the study was based on a questions posed to current and former military personnel, nowhere in the study do the words “drugs” or “medication” appear. The DOD study did conclude in part that, “the most important finding was that mental health problems, including manic-depressive disorder, depression, and alcohol-related problems, were significantly associated with an increase in the risk of suicide.” Yet, the study questionnaire did not ask respondents to provide information about psychiatric drugs they had been prescribed.
While psychiatric drug information did not make it onto the questionnaire, CCHR explains that there is ample data to support an investigation into the increasing number of psychotropic drugs prescribed to military personnel and the part the drugs may play in the recurring violence.”
Here are some important findings from the report ~
- # Since 2002, the suicide rate in the U.S. military has almost doubled.
- # From 2009 to 2012, more U.S. Soldiers died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide.
- # In 2012, there were 349 suicides among active duty military personnel – more than were killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- # Veterans are killing themselves at a rate of 22 a day – one every 65 minutes.
- # The U.S. Department of Defense now spends $2 billion a year on mental health alone.
- # The Veterans Administration’s mental health budget has soared from less than $3 billion in 2007 to nearly $7 billion in 2014.
- # From 2005 to 2011, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration increased their prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times. That’s more than thirty times faster than the civilian rate.
- # One in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug.
- # Thirty-seven percent of recent war veterans are being diagnosed with PTSD and 80 percent are of those are prescribed a psychiatric drug.
Colonel Bart Billings ~ clinical psychologist with a 34 year military career in both active and reserves ~ speaks out regarding the growing evidence of psychiatric drugs, over medication and violence as well as the VA’s refusal to deal with the situation. 8 minute video ~
Kiev moves light armour, artillery and assault troops to East Ukraine referendum cities
NATO Cries Crocodile Tears for Ukraine
“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.” - Otto von Bismark
Has NATO become a security risk for everybody?
I have been pleasantly surprised how quickly the revelation of NATO being a destabilizing force and security threat to all the rest of us has traveled through the Internet ether.
This public relations blunder by the NATO crowd primarily revolves around their thinking they can sell the world on the Russians being the ‘aggressor’ in Ukraine.
They underestimate our research ability to learn that when the Soviet Union broke up and the East European states became independent, NATO’s not rolling them into a military pact threat on Russia’s western flank was a key part of the deal.
But as soon as the ink was dry, the corrupt Western leadership began planning to violate the agreements. The CIA and other European Intel orgs have been active in the color revolutions, which were promoted under the guise of “freedom and democracy” but were nothing more than broadening the West’s hegemony to find more countries to loot.
Russia was first on the list, where American business experts descended upon the country like locusts to set up and rig their financial markets and soon had the country in financial shambles. The puppets of choice were the oligarchs, who after amassing fortunes in fire-sale national company industries, diversified their profits into major media platforms to launch their next attack to take over the political power in the country.
The Russians finally got wise to that hustle, and with Putin’s leadership they rode the oligarch gangsters out of town on rails to soft landings in the US, London and Israel. They then worked themselves back into better financial shape.
That was when NATO chose to march eastward, hand in hand with the IMF loan drug dealers, to subvert Eastern Europe with easy credit, followed by foreclosure to get their hooks into them deeper to promote new puppet leaders.
David Cameron reveals hidden depths of Christian faith
David Cameron says he finds “moments of greatest peace” at church, in candid discussion of faith
The government should be unashamedly “evangelical” in its work and, like the church, seek to improve the “spiritual and moral state” of the nation, the Prime Minister said.
He said his Big Society agenda, which sought to see communities help themselves without the intervention of the state, was continuing the work of Christ.
The comments, made at an Easter reception in Downing Street, suggest Mr Cameron has found a new strength of faith since entering office.
In 2011 he said his belief in God is “a bit like the reception for Magic FM in the Chilterns: it sort of comes and goes”. And in 2009, before entering office Mr Cameron said he does not attend church as often as he would like and added: “Do I drop to my knees and ask for guidance whenever an issue comes up? No, I don’t.”
anyone who believes this masonic luciferian scuzball who supports Christian killing mass murdering canabalistic terrorists in Syria and last year tried to start world war three in Syria Must have his head examined.
David Cameron welcomes first gay marriages days of Sodom come to the united kingdom
Prime Minister says change to the law on same-sex marriage is in keeping with Britain’s proudest traditions – but poll suggests it will cost Tories votes
Gay marriage will make British society stronger, David Cameron has insisted as an historic change to the meaning of matrimony comes into effect.
Mr Cameron said the introduction of same-sex marriage in England and Wales – after a debate which bitterly divided his own party and pitted church against state – was a tribute to “the sort of country we are”.
Writing in PinkNews, the gay and lesbian website, he said the redefinition of marriage was in keeping with Britain’s “proud traditions of respect, tolerance and equal worth”.
But opponents of the change said it had “ripped up” the centuries-old understanding of marriage and divided the country.
New polling seen by The Telegraph also shows that the issue could cost the Conservatives significant votes in the local and European elections in May.
Pope John Paul II told the Voodoo priests of Benin in Africa that their Satanic traditions contain “seeds of the Word.”
John Paul II’s imminent canonization proves the Church of Rome
is the vehicle for “the damnation of souls,” says Michael Hoffman,
an expert on Judaism and the subversion of the Church.
by Michael Hoffman
Three Points of Departure from Magisterial Dogma
On April 27, 2014 in the course of the allegedly “infallible” process of saint-making (canonization), the Church of Rome will confer on Popes John XXIII and John Paul II the supposed mark of sure salvation as an alleged model of a miracle-working life of heroic sanctity worthy of eternal emulation by every Christian.
Pope John Paul II is the pontiff who reverently kissed a copy of Islam’s Koran, and who told the Voodoo priests of Benin in Africa that their Satanic traditions contain “seeds of the Word,” after which the barbaric practice of Voodoo in that blighted land nearly doubled.
John Paul II permitted the Tibetan Buddhists to place a statue of their idol on the altar of the Church of Assisi and this pope prayed with them to their “god(s).”
Pope John Paul II taught that Judaics have an irrevocable covenant with God by virtue of their alleged racial descent from Abraham and therefore this carnal “Israel” need not be evangelized for conversion to Christ.
Pope John Paul II was the patron saint of serial child-molestation facilitators such as Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, Bishop Skylstad, Cardinal Law and Cardinal Mahony and thousands of others like them. Many of the most unconscionable waves of horrendous victimization of defenseless children occurred on his watch.
Pope John Paul II permitted these molestations to be shrouded in secrecy. He granted safe haven to fugitive molestation facilitators such as the notorious Cardinal Bernard Law who was wanted in Boston by the authorities and rewarded by Pope John Paul with being named archpriest of a prominent basilica in Rome.
John Paul II was the first pontiff to enter a synagogue and encourage the deluded people in spiritual bondage within its walls to continue in their sins, which include rejection of Jesus Christ as Messiah and Savior.
This evil Judas will soon become “Pope Saint John Paul II” and his “heroic virtues” held up for all Catholics to imitate. This demonic mockery and incomprehensible catastrophe is not a Second Vatican Council aberration!
While it is now public knowledge in the “Who am I to judge [gays]?” pontificate of Pope Francis that the Church of Rome is the vehicle for the damnation of souls and not the salvation of souls, “traditional” Catholics have misdirected millions of people by pointing to Vatican II, Kant, Rousseau, or the French Revolution as the root of this decline and fall, thereby concealing and exculpating the occult popes of the Renaissance and the Neoplatonic conspiracy that has guided the Church of Rome for more than five hundred years.
We are at work on a booklet which we hope to publish by April 27. It is titled The Renaissance Church of Rome: Three Points of Departure from Magisterial Dogma. The Three Points are: • Judaism and the Occult • Equivocation and mental reservation • Usury.
We will endeavor to demonstrate from the documentary record that the smoke of Satan entered the Church of Rome clandestinely in the 16th century and went from victory to victory, culminating according to plan in our 21st century, in this, the final stage in the alchemists’ ritual peregrination, the Making Manifest of All that is Hidden.
Pope Francis is the public face of a formerly covert occult process initiated by the popes of the Neoplatonic conspiracy, which is showing forth its true face to the world now that “Christendom” is sufficiently processed to accept it.
Yes, we well know that Jesus Christ declared that the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church. There is no question of that. The question is, where is His Church on earth today? We can only find it if we have the courage and vision to proceed from Thomistic first principles, not by mistaking symptoms of rot for the root of the rot. Myopia disguised as Catholic truth will only produce more confusion and defeat.
Michael Hoffman, left, is the author of Judaism Discovered and Judaism’s Strange Gods.
Related – by Michael Hoffman, US Honors Racist Rabbi who says “non Jewish souls come from three satanic spheres.” -
Nato presented satellite photographs on Thursday it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action.
“This is a force that is very capable, at high readiness, and, as we have illustrated through the imagery, is close to routes and lines of communication,” British Brigadier Gary Deakin said at a briefing at Nato military headquarters at Mons in southern Belgium.
“It has the resources to be able to move quickly into Ukraine if it was ordered to do so,” he said.
If Russian political leaders took a decision to send forces into Ukraine, the first Russian forces could be on the move within 12 hours.
Nato has spotted Russian forces at more than 100 different sites close to the Ukraine border, he said.
The Western alliance showed the pictures supplied by commercial satellite imagery firm DigitalGlobe to bolster its warnings of a Russian military build-up that could threaten Ukraine.
Russian energy giant Gazprom will be compelled to switch over to prepaid gas deliveries to Ukraine or completely cut off natural gas supplies, should the country further violate its terms of payment, Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote Thursday in an open letter to 18 European leaders.
“Gazprom is compelled to switch over to advance payment for gas deliveries, and in the event of further violation of the conditions of payment, will completely or partially cease gas deliveries,” Putin explained, saying this was undoubtedly an extreme measure.
Talk of a gas cutoff came as Ukraine again defaulted on its gas debt in March, swelling past the November record of $1.45 billion.
Putin explained that Gazprom’s decision to switch to upfront payments for gas stemmed from Ukraine’s inability to pay its debts, despite unprecedented price cuts that Kiev had been recently enjoying.
“I would like to draw your attention to the fact that in March there was still a discount price applied, that is [the price was] $268.50 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas. And even at that price, Ukraine did not pay a single dollar,” the president said.
President Vladimir Putin warned on Thursday that Russian gas supplies to Europe could be disrupted if Moscow cuts the flow to Ukraine over unpaid bills, drawing a U.S. accusation that it is using energy “as a tool of coercion”.
In a letter to the leaders of 18 European countries, Putin made clear that his patience would run out over Kiev’s $2.2 billion gas debt to Russia unless a solution could be brokered urgently.
Russia has nearly doubled the gas price it charges Ukraine, whose economy is in crisis, since pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovich was overthrown two months ago. Russia then annexed the Ukrainian region of Crimea, provoking the biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.
Putin said Russian exporter Gazprom would demand advance payment for gas supplies to Ukraine and “in the event of further violation of the conditions of payment will completely or partially cease gas deliveries”.
That could have knock-on effects for European Union countries, much of whose Russian gas flows in pipelines across Ukraine. “We fully realize that this increases the risk of (Ukraine) siphoning off natural gas passing through Ukraine’s territory and heading to European consumers,” the letter said.
Russia meets 30 percent of Europe’s natural gas demand and half of this goes through Ukraine.
The British government allowed the CIA to run a “black” jail for Al-Qaeda suspects on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, it was claimed last night.
The report, based on leaked accounts of a US Senate investigation into the CIA’s kidnap and torture program after 9/11, contradicts years of British government denials that it allowed the US to use Diego Garcia for its “extraordinary rendition” program.
The alleged Diego Garcia black site was used to hold some “high-value” detainees and was made with the “full co-operation” of the British government, according to Al Jazeera America, quoting US officials familiar with the Senate report.
Last night William Hague was facing demands from international and British lawyers representing victims of the CIA “extraordinary rendition” program to urgently clarify the new allegations in a letter from Reprieve, the legal charity that represents several rendition victims.
“We need to know immediately whether ministers misled Parliament over CIA torture on British soil,” said Cori Crider, Reprieve’s strategic director.
Don’t be surprised if four horsemen start riding down Wall Street.
US technology stocks suffered their sharpest dive in more than two years on Thursday night, setting the scene for an equities apocalypse, Swiss investor Marc Faber says.
Dr Faber is predicting a 1987-type stock market crash this year – only it will be worse.
He told CNBC that the pain in the internet and biotechnology sectors was just getting started, and the market was beginning to realise that US Federal Reserve was a “clueless organisation”.
“I think it’s very likely that we’re seeing, in the next 12 months, an ’87-type of crash,” Dr Faber told CNBC. “And I suspect it will be even worse.”
US technology stocks suffered their sharpest dive in more than two years overnight. Photo: AFP
Major US tech stocks Thursday close vs 2014 high
- Google: -10.34%
- Apple: -1.67%
- Yahoo: -15.44%
- Yelp!: -35.08%
- Tesla: -19.18%
- Facebook: -17.34%
- Twitter: -23.98%
- Netflix: -26.19%
- Cisco: +3.57%
- Intel: +7.86%
- Microsoft: +3.28%
- Zynga: -28.47%
- Amazon: -14.84%
- eBay: -8.12%
- LinkedIn: -18.17%
Dr Faber’s prediction comes after another high profile investor, Jeremy Grantham, said last month the ”next bust will be unlike any other”.
The US technology-heavy Nasdaq plummeted by 3.1 per cent on Thursday night (US time), its biggest one-day drop since November 2011. A sharp sell-off in biotechnology and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor weighed on the market, fuelling fears among inventors of a broader pullback.
Very painful’: World heading for bust ‘unlike any other’, says Jeremy Grantham
Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says the US Federal Reserve is killing the recovery of the world’s biggest economy and the ”next bust will be unlike any other”.
Mr Grantham – the cofounder and chief investment strategist at the $US112 billion ($123 billion) Boston-based fund manager GMO –said he wouldn’t invest his clients’ money in US stocks for at least the next seven years because of the Fed’s ”misguided policies”.
Mr Grantham has an impeccable track record, having called both the internet bubble and then the US housing bubble. In November he said he believed the US sharemarket could rise another 30 per cent, although he believed it was overvalued, before crashing again.
”We invest our clients’ money based on our seven-year prediction,” Mr Grantham told Fortune.
”Over the next seven years we think the market will have negative returns. The next bust will be unlike any other because the Fed and other central banks around the world have taken on all this leverage that was out there and put it on their balance sheets. We have never had this before.
”Assets are overpriced generally. They will become cheap again. That’s how we will pay for this. It’s going to be very painful for investors”.
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” September 21, 1789, Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Barack Obama & Company hate the Second Amendment, but he knows he can never just abolish it directly. But taking a handful of steps that so hinder the gun owner to the point where he can’t even fire it anymore, now that’s something they can do. And are doing.
Washington: Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts. When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.
“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe,” he said.
Dismantling the Constitution one step at a time.
“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”
“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis,” Holder said.
The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for “gun safety.” Included in the proposal is $2 million for “Gun Safety Technology” grants, which would award prizes for technologies that are “proven to be reliable and effective.”
President Barack Obama’s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to “protect Americans from gun violence—including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”
A recent innovation allows a gun owner to only unlock a safe with a fingerprint scan and an “RFID-equipped bracelet.” Others have suggested manufacturing GPS tracking and RFID chips into every gun. RFID chips transmit location data and are used by law enforcement agencies to send automatic alerts if a weapon moves away from the tracker, indicating that the gun is lost or stolen. source – Washington Free Beacon
(pictures)Chaos in Ukraine Brawl erupts during Ukraine’s parliament session as government struggles to control violence in three cities
Brawl erupts during Ukraine’s parliament
While Ukrainian forces detained dozens of protesters in one eastern city, pro-Russian ‘radicals’ in another city took 60 people hostage. In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry blasted the developments and signaled that Washington would consider more sanctions against Russia if it fails to ease aggression
Strife across Ukraine spread to the country’s legislature Tuesday, where a brawl erupted after a lawmaker charged that nationalists’ tough tactics are fueling Moscow’s scheme to take over the country.
Strife across Ukraine spread to the country’s legislature Tuesday, where a brawl erupted after a lawmaker charged that nationalists’ tough tactics are fueling Moscow’s scheme to take over the country.
In Washington, Secretary of State Kerry accused Russia of running the same play in eastern Ukraine as it did in Crimea: inciting civil conflict as a means to invasion and annexation.
“These efforts are as ham-handed as they are transparent, frankly,” Kerry told lawmakers.
The U.S. has the option of expanded economic sanctions targeting entire sectors of the Russian economy, Kerry said.
Also on Tuesday, Ukraine’s government struggled to stay in control of the country’s eastern regions as tensions flared in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said “radicals” were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.
Unknown “separatists” with weapons and explosives were threatening the hostages inside a security service branch in the city of Luhansk, the Ukrainian Security Service said in a statement Tuesday.
It was not clear who the hostages were or if they were security service employees. The building was seized Sunday by armed pro-Russian protesters.
Earlier Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities battled with pro-Russian protesters but regained control over a government building in Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, evicting the protesters and detaining dozens.
In Donetsk, a city 250 kilometers (155 miles) further south, protesters dug in for their third day at the 11-story regional administration headquarters they captured on Sunday and began to declare their own parallel government.
Serhiy Taruta, the governor of Donetsk, scoffed at the shifting events in his city.
“I call this a theater of the absurd,” he said. “It is just artists performing, but the main thing is that there is an ever-dwindling audience.”
In Washington, Kerry threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its involvement in Ukraine.
“What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived crisis with paid operatives across an international boundary,” Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee .
Kerry called the demonstrations in eastern Ukraine as a “contrived pretext for military intervention just as we saw in Crimea.”
Addressing parliament in Kiev, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said security forces retook control of the Kharkiv administration building early Tuesday but several police were injured in the clashes with separatists.
What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived crisis with paid operatives across an international boundary.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov described the measure on his Facebook page as an “anti-terrorist operation.”
Parliament, after the brawl interrupting the session, also voted to toughen the punishment for undermining Ukraine’s national security, imposing jail terms of up to 5 years for separatism.
In Donetsk, there was little sign Tuesday evening that government forces had any immediate plan to retake the regional administration building. The city has seen weekly rallies marching on local government offices, but on Sunday groups of masked men carrying batons burst through police lines to take over the building.
By Tuesday, lines of car tires wrapped in razor wire had been erected to deter any possible attempts by police to storm the premises. The tactic appears to have been copied from the anti-government protests in the capital, Kiev, which led to Yanukovych’s overthrow. Just like in Kiev, food stations have been created inside the Donetsk building, supplied by volunteers and residents.
No clear leader or agenda has emerged from the obscure group of pro-Russian Donetsk activists behind the standoff.
Municipal workers clean the barricade as Ukranian policemen stand guard in front of the Kharkiv regional state administration building on Tuesday.
A declaration adopted Monday claimed sovereignty for what they called the “Donetsk Republic” and demanded a referendum to be held no later than May 11. While none of them have said they necessarily want the region to join Russia, they have also declined to rule out the option.
Despite claims by the separatists groups to represent all of Donetsk, a region of more than 4 million people, rallies outside the regional building since the weekend have drawn crowds only in the low thousands.
The seizures of the buildings and calls for local votes on secession were an echo of the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula last month. After Yanukovych fled to Russia, Russian troops took control over Crimea and the region voted to join Russia in a hastily called referendum.
The West has not recognized the vote or the annexation and has retaliated with sanctions against Russia.
Even as the United States warned Russia of more sanctions if Moscow makes further efforts to destabilize Ukraine, the White House announced a high-level meeting among U.S., EU, Ukrainian and Russian diplomats in the coming days to try to solve the crisis.
When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant.
That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted with a recording device.
The high-profile Obama supporter was also on the dais atop the U.S. Capitol steps last year when the president was sworn in for a second term. He was seated in front of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, two rows behind Beyonce and Jay Z, and about 20 feet from Eric Holder, the country’s top law enforcement officer. As head of the Department of Justice, Attorney General Holder leads an agency that once reported that Obama’s inauguration guest also had La Cosa Nostra contacts beyond Gotham, and engaged in “conversations with LCN members from other parts of the United States.”
The former mob snitch has become a regular in the White House, where he has met with the 44th president in the East Room, the Roosevelt Room, and the Oval Office. He has also attended Obama Christmas parties, speeches, policy announcements, and even watched a Super Bowl with the First Family (an evening the man has called “one of the highlights of my life”). During these gatherings, he has mingled with cabinet members, top Obama aides, military leaders, business executives, and members of Congress. His former confederates were a decidedly dicier lot: ex-convicts, extortionists, heroin traffickers, and mob henchmen. The man’s surreptitious recordings, FBI records show, aided his government handlers in the successful targeting of powerful Mafia figures with nicknames like Benny Eggs, Chin, Fritzy, Corky, and Baldy Dom.
Later this week, Obama will travel to New York and appear in a Manhattan hotel ballroom at the side of the man whom FBI agents primarily referred to as “CI-7”–short for confidential informant #7–in secret court filings. In those documents, investigators vouched for him as a reliable, productive, and accurate source of information about underworld figures.
The ex-informant has been one of Obama’s most unwavering backers, a cheerleader who has nightly bludgeoned the president’s Republican opponents in televised broadsides. For his part, Obama has sought the man’s counsel, embraced him publicly, and saluted his “commitment to fight injustice and inequality.” The president has even commented favorably on his friend’s svelte figure, the physical manifestation of a rehabilitation effort that coincided with Obama’s ascension to the White House. This radical makeover has brought the man wealth, a daily TV show, bespoke suits, a luxury Upper West Side apartment, and a spot on best seller lists.
Most importantly, he has the ear of the President of the United States, an equally remarkable and perplexing achievement for the former FBI asset known as “CI-7,” the Rev. Al Sharpton.
A lengthy investigation by The Smoking Gun has uncovered remarkable details about Sharpton’s past work as an informant for a joint organized crime task force comprised of FBI agents and NYPD detectives, as well as his dealings with an assortment of wiseguys.
Beginning in the mid-1980s and spanning several years, Sharpton’s cooperation was fraught with danger since the FBI’s principal targets were leaders of the Genovese crime family, the country’s largest and most feared Mafia outfit. In addition to aiding the FBI/NYPD task force, which was known as the “Genovese squad,” Sharpton’s cooperation extended to several other investigative agencies.
TSG’s account of Sharpton’s secret life as “CI-7” is based on hundreds of pages of confidential FBI affidavits, documents released by the bureau in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, court records, and extensive interviews with six members of the Genovese squad, as well as other law enforcement officials to whom the activist provided assistance.
Like almost every other FBI informant, Sharpton was solely an information source. The parameters of his cooperation did not include Sharpton ever surfacing publicly or testifying on a witness stand.
Genovese squad investigators–representing both the FBI and NYPD–recalled how Sharpton, now 59, deftly extracted information from wiseguys. In fact, one Gambino crime family figure became so comfortable with the protest leader that he spoke openly–during ten wired face-to-face meetings–about a wide range of mob business, from shylocking and extortions to death threats and the sanity of Vincent “Chin” Gigante, the Genovese boss who long feigned mental illness in a bid to deflect law enforcement scrutiny. As the mafioso expounded on these topics, Sharpton’s briefcase–a specially customized Hartmann model–recorded his every word.
Task force members, who were interviewed separately, spoke on the condition of anonymity when describing Sharpton’s work as an informant and the Genovese squad’s activities. Some of these investigators provided internal FBI documents to a reporter.
Records obtained by TSG show that information gathered by Sharpton was used by federal investigators to help secure court authorization to bug two Genovese family social clubs, including Gigante’s Greenwich Village headquarters, three autos used by crime
family leaders, and more than a dozen phone lines. These listening devices and wiretaps were approved during the course of a major racketeering investigation targeting the Genovese family’s hierarchy.
A total of eight separate U.S. District Court judges–presiding in four federal jurisdictions–signed interception orders that were based on sworn FBI affidavits including information gathered by Sharpton. The phones bugged as a result of these court orders included two lines in Gigante’s Manhattan townhouse, the home phone of Genovese captain Dominick “Baldy Dom” Canterino, and the office lines of music industry power Morris Levy, a longtime Genovese family associate. The resulting surreptitious recordings were eventually used to help convict an assortment of Mafia members and associates.