The totalitarian state

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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby editor » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:25 pm

I read the other day that 11% of Americans believe they can trust the mainstream media, and that 14% of Americans believe Bigfoot is real.

In a different study I read that at least 47% of all published statistics are made up on the spot out of thin air.
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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby Firestarter » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:08 pm

Maybe the statement that one third of Americans doesn’t trust mainstream media isn’t any more reliable than a whole bunch of election polls that predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential elections in a landslide.
The story in which I found it has some real interesting information on media manipulation in Germany.


I never suspected that the husband of Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, is such an interesting fellow.
After Ivanka failed to catch the heir apparent of the Rothschild trillions, Nat Rothschild, she got the next best thing – Jared Kushner.

IVANKA & KUSHNER – ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT
The daughter of Ivanka Trump, who already had a West Wing Office in the White House, is now an official advisor to President Trump. Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner had already been appointed as a senior advisor to father-in-law Donald.
The couple Kushner have a security clearance, but are “unpaid”.
The Justice Department determined that this isn’t in violation of anti-nepotism laws. According to the state media this is actually better, because as official “advisors” the Kushners have to abide by federal ethics regulations.
Since 1967, a federal anti-nepotism law prohibits executive branch officials from appointing their relatives to jobs.
Trump is certainly not the first president to appoint close relatives. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s son James served as his secretary. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s son worked as assistant staff secretary in the White House. John F. Kennedy made his brother Robert attorney general and put his brother-in-law, Sargent Shriver, in charge of the Peace Corps: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2 ... -the-risks

More recently President Bill Clinton let Hillary oversee his health care changes, but she didn’t get an official White House function.

FINANCIAL TIES – BLACKSTONE, GOLDMAN SACHS
There are some concerns about the financial ties of the Trump administration.
Last January, Jared Kushner stepped down from his management positions at Kushner Companies, a family-run real estate investment firm that has taken part in more than $7 billion of acquisitions over the past decade.
Jared will remain a beneficiary of the business, through a series of trusts that own the various real estate companies. The worth of this estate and investment business is estimated at $740 million.
Jared Kushner didn’t disclose information on his business partners or lenders to his projects. His real estate firm has borrowed money from amongst others: the Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Natixis bank (France), and Hapoalim (Israel’s largest bank).

The CEO of the private equity giant Blackstone Group (one of the corporations of Baron Jacob Rothschild) Stephen A. Schwarzman, was made an economic adviser to Donald Trump and chairman of the “Strategic and Policy Forum”.
Kushner is also partners in crime with BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager (I’m not sure about the details). BlackRock was founded in 1988 as part of the Blackstone Group. According to the state media BlackRock is independent from Blackstone since 1995. The founder and CEO of BlackRock is Larry Fink.

Gary D. Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs, now heads the National Economic Council. Cohn’s net worth is valued between $253 million and $611 million, and his income last year was $77 million.
Another White House official, Reed Cordish, who heads technology initiatives, accumulated assets valued at $424 million.
The Trump’s administration is considered the wealthiest in American history, with according to Bloomberg members of his senior staff and cabinet worth an estimated $12 billion: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/p ... .html?_r=0

Around the time Trump received the Republican nomination, Kushner’s firm began negotiating with the Chinese Anbang Insurance Group, with ties to some of the Communist Party’s leading families about a plan to invest billions of dollars in Kushner’s office tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
After Donald Trump became the president elect, Anbang became even more determined to close the deal with Kushner.
They ended the talks when the deal became too controversial after weeks of negative publicity. The building had already been rescued by other prominent companies, including: Carlyle and Zara (of multibillionaire Amancio Ortega): https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/us/p ... .html?_r=0

The White House has acknowledged that Jared Kushner together with Michael T. Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, met the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, in late November or early December, 2016 in New York.
The Russian ambassador is apparently quite popular amongst Trump’s partners in crime.

The father of Jared, Charles Kushner, has been embroiled in a nasty family feud over how to distribute the business’s proceeds. At one time, Charles hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, videotaped the encounter and sent the footage to his sister.
Charles pleaded guilty, and in 2005 was sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign donations.

CADRE - GEORGE SOROS
According to Forbes, the Kushner family is worth at least $1.8 billion.
Jared’s brother, Joshua (Josh) Kushner, started his working career at… Goldman Sachs
In 2015 Jared, Josh, and Ryan Williams (of Blackstone, who became Cadre’s CEO) founded the investment firm Cadre.
The money came from Goldman Sachs and George Soros: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvi ... 66f6c12f42
George Soros invested more than $250 million in Cadre: https://therealdeal.com/2017/01/27/geor ... tup-cadre/
That’s the same George Soros that supported Hillary Clinton with campaign contributions and “criticising” Donald Trump, and who were together involved in a bankruptcy fraud involving the General Motors building in New York.

On a lighter note some media claim that Ivanka Trump last February couldn’t keep her eyes of the Canadian PM (Puppet Minister) Justin Trudeau: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/18623 ... ff-Trudeau


TRAVEL BAN
The Trump administration first appealed the federal court order issued in Maryland (that blocks part of the revised travel ban).
The federal appeals court (fourth circuit) has set arguments for May 8, which makes it unlikely that it will decide soon: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/d ... urt-236435

Then on March 29, the Hawaii federal judge extended the blocking of Donald Trump’s (second) travel ban.
On March 30, the Donald Trump administration (DoJ) finally appealed the Hawaii court order to the ninth circuit that earlier decided to uphold the blocking of the first travel ban by Judge Robart.
According to District Judge Derrick Watson the ban will harm the state’s universities, tourism and the imam of a Honolulu mosque (who joined the lawsuit).

According to Richard Primus, professor constitutional law at the University of Michigan: "What a ruling in 4th Circuit in favor of the administration would do is create a split in authority between federal courts in different parts of the country. Cases with splits in authority are cases the U.S. Supreme Court exists to resolve" - http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireSto ... n-46459631
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Gary Webb – Dark alliance

Postby Firestarter » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:35 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Firestarter wrote:I found an interesting book that describes the “War by drugs”- Peter Dale Scott “Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Columbia, and Indochina” (2003): https://ourrebellion.files.wordpress.co ... -china.pdf
It is 16 GB to download (I’ve saved it as a text document at 0.5 GB)…
My very short summary of the Peter Dale Scott book is that drugs are used to fund wars for oil.
I found another interesting book on this topic - John Coleman “Drug War Against America”: http://www.mediafire.com/file/1kr78cnlk ... 646377.pdf
I’ve found another good book about the CIA’s involvement in cocaine trafficking in which Nicaragua’s Contras (Fuerza Democratica Nigaraguense, FDN) were used and financed.
It shows that the whole Iran-Contra affair was a cover-up of the ugly truth that the CIA was making the crack epidemic of the 1980s happen, and used the proceeds to finance the Contras in Nicaragua. Also some other Latin American countries were involved (notably the Panama of Dictator Manuel Noriega).

Gary Webb “Dark alliance - The CIA, the CONTRAS, and the CRACK
COCAINE EXPLOSION” (1998): http://www.mediafire.com/file/kdayngc76 ... 953236.pdf
Objectively speaking Webb’s book is a better book than the other 2 I’ve found. The other 2 books are flawed in that they tell a story, but are light on evidence.
The Webb book has almost an overkill of evidence. The result is that it’s too long for people that rather wait for the movie than read a book (the PDF counts 867 pages).

Gary Webb is one of the suspicious deaths of the Clinton-Bush bodycount; on 9 December 2004 he was suicided. Conveniently Webb’s suicide letter was typed.
According to Coroner Robert Lyons: “It’s unusual in a suicide case to have two shots, but it has been done in the past, and it is in fact a distinct possibility”.
Webb was found with 2 bullets from a 38 calibre revolver in his head ((some claim even 3 pistol shots).
One of the sources Webb had based his story on, Ricky Ross, spoke to Webb in the days before his death. Webb had told him that he was working on a new story concerning the CIA and drug trafficking: https://theawakezone.wordpress.com/2016 ... emembered/

I will not even try to summarise the book, but will name the most interesting names, with some additional information. And some nice pictures.

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN
In March 1981, Ronald Reagan authorised the CIA to explore ways of aiding the Contras. By November 1981, the Contra project was already running, and the CIA made its sponsorship of the FDN official. Reagan approved the plans and in December 1981 sent CIA director William Casey to present it to Congress, saying that the covert operations for Nicaragua were in the interest of US national security.
From 1981 to 1984, the CIA helped the Contras directly, by providing weapons, money, training, planning strategy and tactics, and keeping tabs on its hirelings.

The Contras became too controversial (if I understand correctly about some minor technicalities like murdering some innocent people). On Christmas Eve 1982 the Boland amendment passed the House by a vote of 411–0. It looked like Congress was cracking down the Contra project, by cutting funding, but without actually doing so.
By early 1983, CIA dollars were pouring into Honduras and Costa Rica, which benefitted the Contras. But the money the Contras received wasn’t nearly enough to finance the growing military organisation. The CIA recruited Norwin Meneses so that drug sales could be used to support the Contras.
Ronald Reagan installed Oliver North to arrange the details.
The following picture shows from right to left Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, Adolfo Calero (CIA operative installed as FDN commander) on 4 April 1985.
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In the following picture are Adolfo Calero (centre) and drug lord Norwin Meneses on the far right, around June 1984
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OLIVER NORTH
With the assistance of lawyer and then CIA-director William Casey, Oliver North created a network of offshore bank accounts to conceal the source of the drugs money.
When the Boland Amendment went into effect in October 1984, day-to-day control of the Contra project passed to the Reagan White House and Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North at the National Security Council. The US government was business partners with cocaine traffickers.
Norwin Meneses' cocaine was smuggled to the USA in military transport planes.

In June 1985, on a yacht in the Pacific port of Balboa, North and Manuel Noriega made a deal that Panama would help to support the Contras; particularly by making airbases located in Panama available for the drugs for arms pipeline.
The Columbian drug trafficker, George Morales, testified that in March 1984 in Fort Lauderdale he talked with 3 Contras close to the CIA, Octaviano Cesar, Adolfo "Popo" Chamorro and Marcos Aguado, who asked him to support the Contras and told him they worked for the CIA. Cesar and Aguado (old friends of Meneses) promised Morales that they could help make his “legal problems disappear”.
Aguado, the chief pilot for the ARDE Contra forces in Costa Rica, was identified in a 1987 congressional testimony as a CIA agent.
Morales said planeloads of weapons were flown to a ranch in Costa Rica owned by CIA-operative John Hull; a training area for Contra soldiers. After the arms were dropped off, large green duffel bags stuffed with cocaine from the Contras were loaded aboard and flown back to the United States, usually to the public airport at Opa Locka, Florida. A pilot, Gary "Hippie" Betzner, testified that their flights were protected by the CIA.

In 1984, at a top-level meeting with DEA officials in Washington, North shocked the room by suggesting that $1.5 million in cocaine cash the DEA planned to seize from the Medellin cartel should be turned over to the Contras.
A $10 million donation from the Medellin cartel to the Contras was arranged by Carlos Lehder and paid to the Cuban (former) CIA agent Felix Rodriguez. Here’s a picture of George H.W. Bush and Rodriguez.
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Oliver North used Rob Owen to carry out orders and inform him on the CIA’s operation in Central and South America. In this way North could keep his hands clean.
According to Oliver North’s personal notes in July and August 1985 he was informed of the drugs trafficking by the Contras: https://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2015/04 ... lassified/
North summarised a meeting with Rob Owen on 9 August 1985 and wrote down in his notebook:
Honduran DC-6 which is being used for runs out of New Orleans is probably being used for drug runs into U.S.
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MANUEL NORIEGA
Manuel Noriega was the dictator of Panama that helped in the cocaine trafficking; he suddenly became an enemy of the USA and was sentenced to prison.
In 1988, Noriega's pilots would fly up weapons for the Contras along with the drugs, leaving the guns behind in Costa Rica, and dumping the drugs in Louisiana and Texas.

NORWIN MENESES
Norwin Meneses Cantarero came from Nicaragua to the USA in 1979 (he settled in Miami), and later moved to Costa Rica.
In the 1980s, Meneses and Blandón became the biggest cocaine suppliers for the USA; both were working for (one or both of) the DEA and CIA.
In 1982 and 1983, Blandón and Meneses brought 3 or 4 planeloads of cocaine from Miami to Los Angeles. Each one of those loads ranged between 200 and 400 kilos. These flights continued until at least 1984.
When Meneses lived in Costa Rica he was dealing cocaine for the Contras. Meneses was one of the first economic supporters of the FDN in Costa Rica.

Both to the Costa Rican authorities and the DEA knew that Norwin Meneses was a drug lord. The DEA was informed of Meneses' Costa Rican drug operations in February 1984.
According to Contra supporter Dennis Ainsworth: Meneses was protected by the US government.
Enrique Miranda Jaime, who became Meneses' emissary to the cartels of Colombia in the late 1980s, testified in his 1992 trial in Nicaragua that: "Norwin was selling drugs and tunnelled the benefits to the Contras with help of high-ranking military officials of the Salvadoran Army, especially with the help of the head of the Salvadoran Air Force and a Nicaraguan pilot named Marcos Aguado".
In 1992 Meneses was sentenced to prison. In January 1996, Gary Webb interviewed Meneses in the Tipitapa prison outside Managua.

DANILO BLANDON
On 5 July 5 1979 Oscar Danilo Blandón Reyes arrived at LAX from Nicaragua; he became partners with Norwin Meneses and used Ricky Ross to sell cocaine in Los Angeles.
The Colombians advanced Blandón 15 kilos (worth about $885,000). He started out with 15 kilos a month and within a couple months had progressed to 30 kilos a month. According to Meneses between 1980 and 1991 Blandón moved some 50,000 kilograms of cocaine to the USA.
Blandón's DEA case agent, Charles Jones, stated in 1995 that Mr. Blandón was considered the largest Nicaraguan cocaine dealer in the United States.
Blandón’s attorney, Bradley Brunon, said in court in 1992 that the DEA knew already in 1981 of Blandón's dope dealing.
Blandón set both Meneses and Rocky Ross up, in return for a relatively small prison sentence. Blandón walked out of jail on 19 September 1994 after serving only 28 months for 10 years of cocaine trafficking.

RICK ROSS
Ricky “Freeway” Donnell Ross was selling between 1,000,000 and 1,250,000 doses of crack every single month in Los Angeles (20–25 rocks of crack per gram of powder, 20,000 to 25,000 per kilogram). At seven kilos a day, Ross was moving more than 200 kilos of cocaine every single month. That meant he was pumping out around 165,000 vials of crack a day (5 million rocks a month).
When in 1987 things got a little too hot for Ricky Ross in LA, he moved to Cincinnati. Pretty soon Blandón made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Ross asked some of his associates to come over from LA, and took over the cocaine business not only of Cincinnati, but also Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Hamilton, Middle-town, Fairfield, Ohio, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Texas, and even in faraway Seattle.
Ross said he sold 300 or 400 kilos of Blandón's cocaine in the Midwest, netting around $2 million in profits.
When one of his dealers, Alphonso Jeffries, got locked up in prison, Ricky decided to go back home to LA in the fall of 1988.

Right at that moment the LAPD was doing something against crack. In 1988, the sheriff's office hauled in $33.9 million in cash and another $33 million in 1989 — along with 66 houses, 110 vehicles and 4 airplanes. In 1988, only the Majors had brought in 4,470 pounds of cocaine.
Alphonso Jeffries had turned government witness against Ricky Ross. When Ross was finally arrested, the cops beat him up. Ross was asked to testify against the cops that had not only had beaten him up, but were also taking some of the money from the dealers. On 22 February 1990, a federal grand jury indicted 10 deputies on 27 counts of theft, tax evasion, and conspiracy, Ricky Ross the star witness in 1991.
Ross was released from federal prison in August 1993 and returned home to South Central. He still had another charge in Texas, to which he pleaded guilty, and re-entered prison in December 1993, until August 1994 when he was released.

Then Blandón contacted Ricky Ross numerous times. Ross said he wanted to stay clean, but found a normal job too difficult, and the profits too low. When his friend, Chico Brown, asked Ross to introduce him and his friend from Baltimore, Curtis James, to his dealer, in return for the $30,000 Ross had already loaned, and an additional $70,000 for his troubles, Ross introduced them to Blandón.
In late February 1995, Ross, Brown, and James were set up by government witness Blandón and were arrested. Ross's third strike; he was looking at a very long time in prison this time.
Gary Webb repeatedly interviewed Ricky Ross in prison for his book.


Webb has collected an impressive amount of information for his book, but he wasn’t the first.
On 9 July 1987 2 protesters, Michael L. Kreis and Michael E. Bardoff both from Baltimore, held up a banner "Ask about cocaine smuggling" during the Iran-Contra hearings, when Oliver North was lying under oath.
Kreis and Bardoff were arrested, we can’t have activists trying to expose the ugly truth, when the government is trying really hard to cover it up, can we?
While they were led away, they yelled things like:
"What about the cocaine dealing that the U.S. is paying for?
Why don't you ask how many non-combatants have been killed by the . . . contras?
Why don't you ask questions about drug deliveries?
".
They were charged with “disrupting a congressional hearing and demonstrating within a Capitol building”: http://articles.latimes.com/1987-07-09/ ... _1_contras
Kreis and Bardoff were pronounced guilty in November 1987 (but they only got a light sentence).

Maybe more interesting is the Committee led by Senator John Kerry, which concluded in a report released on 13 April 1989:
That individuals who provided support for the Contras were involved in drug trafficking and the Contras knowingly received financial and material assistance from drug traffickers, including cash, weapons, planes, pilots, air supply services and other materials.
Participation of narcotics traffickers in Contra supply operations through business relationships with Contra organisations.
"the CIA's Chief of the Central American Task Force went on to say: We knew that everybody around Pastora was involved in cocaine ... His staff and friends (redacted) they were drug smugglers or involved in drug smuggling”.
The US State Department paid over $806,000, authorised by Congress, to known drug traffickers to “carry humanitarian assistance to the Contras”. In some cases after the traffickers had already been indicted by federal law enforcement agencies on drug charges, in others while traffickers were under active investigation by these same agencies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Committee_report
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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby Firestarter » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:32 pm

I feel all warm inside now that I have found out that the United Nations is really helping Yemen.
The UN has launched a campaign in February 2017 to vaccinate 5 million Yemeni children with polio, with the help of the World Bank, UNICEF and WHO.

According to Ms. Meritxell Relaño of UNICEF: “Every minute, the situation of Yemen’s children gets worse. It is unacceptable that children in Yemen are dying of preventable diseases. This is why, together with partners, we are sparing no effort to save more lives
Ms. Sandra Bloemenkamp of the World Bank stated: “The World Bank is committed to investing in children’s health, which is a vital investment in the country’s future, through working with our UN partners in Yemen and strengthening the local health institutions” .

They have even been so considerate to deliver fuel, generators and solar-powered refrigerators to keep vaccines at a constant cool temperature: http://ye.one.un.org/content/unct/yemen ... -torn.html

I have estimated on the information available that more than 52,000 children will die because of famine in a year. While millions of Yemenis don’t have food to eat, clean water to drink, or fuel, they can rest assured that the UN does everything they can to eradicate wild polio…
If thousands of Yemenis will die, while hundreds of thousands get paralysed because of the vaccines this will surely make Yemen a better place.

According to the UN “Vaccination is one of the safest and most cost effective health interventions to protect children from potentially fatal and debilitating diseases”.
I guess the UN has never heard that food, clean water and fuel are more cost effective health interventions than vaccines…


I suspected that the destruction of Yemen has been orchestrated by the terrorist IMF and World Bank: destroying countries under the guise of help.
The IMF and World Bank have been helping Yemen to destruction since at least the 1990s.
I have found a plan that details the strategy of the IMF and World Bank from 1999 to 2001 for Yemen: https://www.imf.org/external/np/pfp/199 ... ndex.htm#I

First a short summary of this strategy.
The dirt poor Yemen must pay off their “debts” to the banks by increasing tax collection, while at the same time increasing prices. For example in 2005 protests broke out when the Yemeni government guided by the World Bank increased the prices of oil, diesel and gas with respectively 100, 200 and 50 per cent: https://www.dawn.com/news/148827/wb-imf ... s-in-yemen
Increase the power of the legal system to protect the financial institutions
Decrease subsidy, so what’s left of the economy will collapse, but on the other hand increase the spending for hospitals and education (so that only the good slaves will survive).

Following is my summary of the strategy of IMF and World Bank for Yemen in more detail.
Increase prices
raising subsidized prices despite lower world market prices (also for cereals), thereby significantly reducing subsidies, and by cuts in development expenditure (…)
the intensive civil unrest following the June 1998 increases in administered prices pointed to the need to enhance public awareness of the reform program to ensure that further progress on reforms is not delayed
”.

Increase taxes
the taxpayer identification number system (TIN) will be extended beyond the current range of major taxpayers to medium- and smaller-sized contributors and will be enforced through penalties for non-observance. In addition, the need for computerization to enhance the effectiveness of the TIN's use will be reviewed”.

Reduce subsidies
in January 1999 the government eliminated the wheat subsidy by liberalizing the trading and pricing of wheat--well ahead of the initial target date--and plans to halve the flour subsidy through an increase in price early in 1999. The flour subsidy will be abolished in full by the start of 2001

More hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and schools
GDP for 1999-2001 are to be increased to average 8.2 percent for education, 1.6 percent for health, and 1.2 percent for social safety net programs. In addition, reform programs will be implemented in the education and health sectors to ensure better management of scarce public resources (…)
To support this effort, trade in pharmaceuticals will be delegated to the private sector by eliminating the government procurement monopoly effective by the year 2000
”.

Increase repaying of debts and a strong legal system to protect the banks
The soundness of the banking system is vulnerable because of weak enforcement of prudential regulations, high levels of nonperforming loans in certain (mostly state-owned) banks, and a weak judiciary system (…)
government gives immediate priority to introducing the legal, judiciary, and regulatory framework necessary to establish a free market environment for private sector activity and investment (…)
A new Central Bank Law will soon be approved by the cabinet with the goal to become effective by end-1999. It will give the central bank greater independence and focus its mandate on price stability through changes in the composition of the Board of Directors, allow it to issue its own securities, if needed, for open market operations, limit public sector financing to emergency loans, grant it freedom to define and adopt its own monetary and exchange rate policy, and require greater accountability (…)
Accordingly, the reform program over 1999-2001 will include specific steps aimed at advancing reintermediation in a competitive market environment and in particular to unblock the loan recovery process. Measures such as requiring that all court decisions be made in writing and published promptly, strengthening enforcement through introduction of a bailiff system, establishment of a quantitative system for monthly monitoring of court operations, and reducing the fee for filing a case in court will be considered. The delinquent borrower notification system implemented in 1997 will be continued
”.


And it’s not only the bombing and blockade that finishes the destruction of Yemen.
The situation is in turn used as an argument to stop the “humanitarian” aid to Yemen.
The banks simply block the transfer of money to import food. They don’t even disguise their sick plans!

In July 2016 importers couldn’t import food to Yemen, because more than $260 million of their credit couldn’t be transferred to foreign bank accounts.
In turn the traders must ship the money in cash to the food seller (for example by plane) to purchase food: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen ... SKCN0ZU0F2

In December 2016 wheat imports to Yemen were simply stopped due to a “crisis” at the Yemen Central Bank. They can’t import because it has “no access to foreign reserves at all”: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen ... SKBN1450H6
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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby Guardian » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:56 pm

Thank you for this information - was not sure where you were going with this story earlier but this last post is at face valid dynamite and certainly fits the profile of what the UN are trying to achieve

Give me some time to verify and to draw up a response - if this is true we cannot allow this to happen !!
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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby notmartha » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:35 am

The info at this link has helped me to put the mental pieces together about Yemen.
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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby Firestarter » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:49 pm

Guardian wrote:Thank you for this information - was not sure where you were going with this story earlier but this last post is at face valid dynamite and certainly fits the profile of what the UN are trying to achieve
I cannot predict where this thread is going.

I'm planning something about:
- Syria (but that won't be in this thread).
- Two more people in the Trump team that don't have clean hands.
- Drug running by the Clintons.

Yemen is certainly one of the most overlooked topics by our deaf, dumb and blind journalists!
I certainly plan to add about Yemen; I was thinking some historics, maybe Notmartha's link has the information on that.
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Re: The totalitarian state

Postby Firestarter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:23 pm

Both the Clintons and Donald Trump were good friends of Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing underage girls and running a paedophile sex ring. Epstein was convicted to a whopping 13 months in jail, for a total of 8 hours per day.
Most accounts claim that every Sunday Epstein was locked up the whole day... This means that Epstein was locked up for a total of 56 whole days.
Epstein arranged underage girls for Prince Andrew, and Donald Trump provided his private jet for Prince Andrew to meet with his good friend Epstein.

ALEX ACOSTA
Most people thought Donald Trump couldn’t do it. But against all odds he picks an even bigger scumbag than Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor - Alexander Acosta
In 2008 no other than Alexander Acosta as US Attorney made the sweet deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Here is the deal in all glory: http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/palmbeachpost ... 810400.pdf

Not only did Epstein receive a very mild sentence, but it also immunised several of the paedophiles that used the “services” of Epstein’s sex ring.
In 2011, Acosta wrote a letter in which he defended this decision:
"Our judgment in this case, based on the evidence that was known at the time, was that it was better to have a billionaire serve time in jail, register as a sex offender and pay his victims restitution than risk a trial with a reduced likelihood of success. I supported that judgment then, and based on the state of the law as it then stood and the evidence known at the time, I would support that judgment again".
In the 2011 letter, Acosta agreed that the work release seemed "highly unusual treatment" that "undermined the purpose of a jail sentence".

At his senate confirmation hearing, Alexander Acosta was supposedly “grilled” by the Democrooks; where he described the secret non-prosecution deal with Jeffrey Epstein as “a good thing”.
According to Acosta, the state had been outmatched by Epstein, whose attorneys launched "a year-long assault" on prosecutors “more aggressive” than any Acosta had previously encountered. Including following witnesses and discrediting victims by offering their social media profiles: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politic ... 73328.html

Any idea what would happen if some small time drug dealer would harass witnesses or law enforcement agents?
Acosta’s office didn’t file a pair of obstruction of justice charges against Epstein. The first for harassing 2 of his personal assistants to thwart FBI agents from serving investigation subpoenas. The second for dissuading a female victim from talking with agents.
But of course for billionaire pervert Epstein and his friends the laws do not apply.
Kent Frank, 50, was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Alex Acosta declared in a news release that society “cannot permit such individuals to seek sanctuary in our community (…)
We will prosecute sexual abuse of children aggressively, both when the targets are children in our community and when the defendants travel to target children abroad
”.
Kent Frank 40 years, Jeffrey Epstein 56 days…

Acosta was head of the civil rights division of the Department of Justice during the Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2005, the Department of Justice Inspector General let Bradley Schlozman do the hiring. Under Acosta’s watch, Schlozman illegally purged “liberal” attorneys in favour of hiring more conservative, “real Americans” (Schlozman’s words).
Acosta agreed this “conduct should have never happened, I deeply regret it”: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... thing.html

Acosta also oversaw the settlement with UBS, a bank from Switzerland which helped 20,000 Americans with assets of about $20 billion evade taxes.
The bank paid $780 million and agreed to hand over the names of “some of their clients”: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02541.html


SCOTT GOTTLIEB – BIG PHARMA HEADS THE FDA
Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, to lead the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Gottlieb was healthcare analyst at the investment bank Alex, Brown & Son, who decided he could make more money by entering pharmaceutics as a Dr.
Since 2005 he is a writer for Forbes magazine.

Scott Gottlieb is completely tied up with the pharmaceutical industry.
Gottlieb is a director at Tolero Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo Inc., and on the investment board of GlaxoSmithKline (the pharmaceutical giant that sells the highly toxic AZT).
Gottlieb has earlier worked on the development of the FDA's policies related to the approval of fixed dose combination drugs for the treatment of AIDS-victims.

Gottlieb is also a partner at T.R. Winston (a merchant bank) and a venture partner at investment firm New Enterprise Associates, which invest heavily in health care and biopharma.
From 2013 through 2015 Gottlieb received some $413,700 from drug companies for “consulting, speaking or other services”. In 2015 alone, he collected $199,951 from eight drug companies, most of it coming from Vertex, GlaxoSmithKline, and Daiichi Sankyo (see the following picture).
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When he was appointed by President George Bush Jr. for the FDA in 2005 Gottlieb’s conflicts of interest raised eyebrows. Gottlieb had to recuse himself for up to a year from matters involving 9 drug companies, including Eli Lilly, Roche, Procter & Gamble and Sanofi-Aventis.
Some of the companies involved with Gottlieb, have a controversial reputation. In 2012, GlaxoSmithKline paid $3 billion to settle charges of improper marketing and other practices. In 2009, Eli Lilly paid $1.4 billion to settle similar charges.
In 2009, Pfizer settled a health care fraud for $2.3 billion: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik ... story.html

Gottlieb has repeatedly criticised FDA’s “flawed culture” in which the safety of a drug is too much of a concern. Gottlieb will try to dramatically cut regulations governing food, drugs, cosmetics, dietary supplements and tobacco, so the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t have to worry about something minor like the health of their victims.
Of course this is not a drastic change from the policy under the Obama administration. FDA review for new drugs has fallen from an average of about 18 months a decade or two ago to about 12 months more recently, while the percentage of approvals of drug applications has risen to more than 90% in 2015.
Gottlieb was chosen over Jim O'Neill, a libertarian investor close to Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel.
A survey by Mizuho Securities USA Inc of 53 pharmaceutical executives found that 72 % favoured Gottlieb over other potential candidates: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-h ... SKBN16H2AM
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