An Artist’s Eternal Message Of Peace.

Posted on August 31, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

“In short art is the education of nature. Thus, in its broadest sense, art is civilization. For civilization is nothing other than the unremitting aim at the major perfections of harmony”.

- ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD (1861-1947) British mathematician, philosopher

cropped-suits-22.jpgMusical artists have inspired billions of men and women through history. German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven said: “Music is a higher revelation than philosophy”. Writer Joseph Conrad called music “magic suggestiveness” and the “art of arts”. English man of letters Walter pater thought “all art constantly aspires toward the condition of music”. Irish writer Oscar Wilde on music: “Music is the art… which most completely realizes the artistic idea, and is the condition to which all the other arts are constantly aspiring”.

At certain points in history musical compositions have been catalysts for social change, and many stirring moments have been captured on film of huge gatherings of people joined in song as one. So, with “as one” the focus of this post, it seemed right to share on a Sunday one of Stevie Wonder’s lesser known masterpieces – “Conversation Peace”. This powerful piece comes from Stevie Wonder’s 1995 album of the same name, and the work safely meets Beethoven’s “higher revelation than philosophy” description.

“Conversation Peace” is an artistic creation of timeless beauty and spiritual power. Like the creators of works of literature which pass the test of time and become read by every successive generation hundreds or thousands of years later, Stevie Wonder has also joined the ranks of artistic genius and will be appreciated for generations to come. Here in the year 2014, although “Conversation Peace” was produced nearly two decades ago, this artistic masterpiece will forever hold enough raw power and sheer force to perpetually remain a truly effective, relevant, current, world-recognized anthem and catalyst for peace.

Take a few minutes and consider starting a “world peace fire” by sharing this video. Think of it this way. There are billions of men, women, and children around the Earth looking for encouragement, inspiration, and uplifting of their spirits during these times. Humanity is always looking for positivity and, after watching and listening keenly to “Conversation Peace”, nobody can argue with the fact that Stevie Wonder’s masterpiece delivers massive positivity.

Those who’ve listened to “Conversation Peace” in the past will surely appreciate hearing it one more time – perhaps grasping in an even more profound way just what Stevie Wonder accomplished in creating the work. For them and the ones who are listening to “Conversation Peace” for the first time, get ready to experience – in the words of another Stevie Wonder classic – higher ground.

All for one. One for all. Thank you Stevie Wonder. Peace.

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(Special thanks to Hazel Grace at YouTube)

Ukraine: MH17 False Flag Coverup.

Posted on September 15, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

( From http://www.strategic-culture.org)

MH17: An Internationally Sanctioned Cover-Up Orchestrated by US and UK

EDITOR’S CHOICE | 15.09.2014 | 22:13

Most, if not all global mass media as well as the Alternate media expressed similar sentiments and demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

Six weeks have passed since July 17, 2014 when the dastardly crime was committed and we are no nearer from the truth in so far as official pronouncements are concerned. In fact, lies and propaganda were intensified to mislead and divert public attention from the glaring irrefutable fact that the US and UK are ultimately responsible for the mass murder.

This, we will show in due course below.

First, we must expose the elaborate cover-up starting with the release of the Preliminary Report in Malaysia on the 10th of September, 2014.

Why do I say that there is an internationally sanctioned cover-up?

Let’s recap what the world leaders, with blood on their hands had to say on the 18th July, 2014.

This is how The Independent (a UK newspaper) reported and we quote:

World leaders are demanding an international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people on board.

In a statement on Friday, US President Barack Obama warned that the “eyes of the world [are] on eastern Ukraine.”

Calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, Obama demanded a credible investigation into the incident.

“We’re going to make sure that truth gets out,” he said, having called the crash a “terrible tragedy” on Thursday evening.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister David Cameron had described the air disaster as“absolutely appalling, shocking [and] horrific” and called for those responsible “to be held to account” after chairing a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency committee.

Prior to Obama’s statement on Friday afternoon, the United Nations (UN) Security Council backed a British-drafted statement calling for a “full, thorough and independent international investigation”, during an emergency meeting preceded by a moment’s silence for those killed in the crash.

Earlier on Friday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it “is critical that there be a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation as quickly as possible”. He told a news conference it was “vital that no evidence be tampered with in any way and that all potential evidence and remains at the crash site are undisturbed”.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel echoed the call for an independent investigation into the crash to be started as quickly as possible, telling a news conference in Berlin: “There are many indications that the plane was shot down, so we have to take things very seriously.”

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk described the downing of the plane as an “international crime” and a “war against the world” as he called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. “All lines have been crossed,” he added.

To All Malaysians, especially the Malaysian government and the families of the victims, am I right in saying that in plain and simple English, the quoted passages above suggests that any independent investigation must lead to the identification of the perpetrators so that they would be prosecuted for their crimes. Nothing short of a definitive finding of fact as to who is guilty of this crime is but a heinous cover-up of the mass murder!

Any independent investigation must establish the perpetrators, the criminal liability and responsibility of any state, and if more than one state or entity are involved, to apportion such criminal liability.

If any report that emanates from the present investigation falls short of this benchmark, it is nothing more than a white wash and a cover-up.

The Malaysian Prime Minister and the Attorney-General have publicly declared and assured the Malaysian public and the world that the perpetrators would be prosecuted for the crime. Nothing less would suffice!

What is most startling is that within hours of the crash, a global propaganda campaign was mounted against Russia and President Putin which even influenced the Malaysian mass media which uncritically echoed this deceitful propaganda. For the record, Future Fast-Forward has been in the forefront in Malaysia exposing this propaganda and challenged the Malaysian mass media that if they cannot come up with irrefutable evidence showing that President Putin and Russia were responsible, they should shut up, bow in shame and apologise publicly to President Putin and Russia. Till to date, those in Malaysia responsible for the falsehoods have yet to issue any apology. .

Leading members of the US regime, past and present have the audacity to point fingers at President Putin, the Russian Federation and the Ukrainian Resistance to the Kievw Junta as being responsible for this heinous crime.

We quote from The Independent again:

US senator John McCain also warned that there will be “hell to pay” if the Russian military or separatists are deemed to have had any involvement in the ‘incident’.

In a television interview, the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested the plane could have been shot by Russian-backed separatists, and said action was needed to “put [Vladimir] Putin on notice that he has gone too far and we are not going to stand idly by”.

She told PBS news: “There does seem to be some growing awareness that it probably had to be Russian insurgents. How we determine that will require some forensics, but then if there is evidence pointing in that direction, the equipment had to have come from Russia. What more the

Russians may or may not have done, we don’t know.”

These two war criminals have to date nothing to show for their accusations. But, let us give them the benefit of doubt that they do have the evidence.

In the circumstances, these two war criminals together with President Obama and Secretary of State  John Kerry should (and they have the means and capabilities) to set up a parallel “independent investigation” to evaluate their dastardly accusations against President Putin and Russia.

Justice demands that if these war criminals have such irrefutable evidence, they owe the world a duty to disclose the evidence and come clean that they are in no way involved in this heinous crime and bring those involved to justice since they have demanded accountability.

Having demanded accountability from others, it is only right that they account to the world and the families of the victims for their blatant accusations and assist Malaysia in prosecuting the criminals responsible for this heinous crime.

But, the opposite is the case.

When Russia came out with evidence that the plane was tailed by Ukrainian fighter planes and MH17 was diverted and that at the critical moment of the downing of MH17, an American satellite was monitoring the entire area, the global mass media controlled by the Zionist Anglo-American establishment fell silent. How very convenient.

Now the bombshell!

Given the above circumstances, one would have thought that the current so-called independent investigation headed by the Netherlands would have as its primary objective to identify the perpetrators and the country responsible for this heinous crime, given the fact that members of the US regime, past and present (as quoted above) have accused President Putin and therefore the evidence in support are allegedly available it should not be a problem for this investigation to proceed accordingly.

Right???

Wrong!!!! The powers that be have decided otherwise and have used a particular provision in the enabling international convention to avoid this responsibility.

To avoid any misunderstanding, let me state here categorically that there is absolutely no evidence of any culpability on the part of President Putin, Russia and/or the Ukrainian Resistance. On the contrary, the evidence points decisively towards the Kiev Junta installed by the US, UK and NATO. It follows that a massive cover-up is needed.

The cover-up is needed because if the truth is out that the US, UK and NATO together with the Kiev Junta are involved in this mass murder, the entire pretext for a war against Russia and thereafter the entire Eurasia Theatre would unravel and the blowback would be such that Obama may well be impeached following demands from the American people. David Cameron would have to resign forthwith which would accelerate the secession of Scotland from the  “United Kingdom” and the dreams of the War Party of a “New Eastern Front” with Poland as the springboard would collapse immediately.

So what is this provision that allows the perpetrators with the connivance of the Netherlands to avoid being investigated?

It is paragraph 31 of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13 which provides that the sole objective of:

“…this investigation is the prevention of similar accidents and incidents. It is not the purpose of this activity to apportion blame or liability in respect of any party.”

I am not stating this with hindsight as I am on record in my interviews and articles that I have written as well as emails sent out, that I have held back my investigations and analyses so as to give these criminals enough rope to hang themselves for in the process of covering-up, they would by their actions show to the world their complicity.

I have written records and witnesses to the above assertion and I dare challenge anyone to contradict me on this assertion.

The above cited provision is an insult to the victims and the families of the victims. This is a mass murder. It is not an accident. It is also not a mere incident that could be prevented in the future. War criminals and states that commit war crimes such as US, UK, France etc. have been committing such crimes in the past and have not been brought to account in any international tribunal. Only in Malaysia, in the present century, have the courage of its conviction to convict Bush, Blair etc. for their war crimes in Iraq and the rump state of Israel for the war crimes and genocide against the Palestinians!

Shame to the ICAO!

Shame to President Obama!

Shame to Secretary of State, John Kerry!

Shame to Prime Minister David Cameron!

Shame to former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton!

Shame to Senator John McCain!

How much more blood do they wish to be on their hands?

Have no illusions, for there will be a massive blowback for their connivance and conspiracy to commit this heinous crime and for the cover-up.

The mere thought (which was previously dismissed as a fanciful dream) of Scotland seceding has sent shock waves to the ruling war party in England. It was a three-hundred-year myth that Scotland and Wales needed England to survive. The Scots and the Welsh fell for it hook, line and sinker but no more. The Empire is dead, and there will be no longer the refrain, “the King is dead, long live the King!” It is dead for good, even if in the event the Scots change their minds and vote to remain in the UK. The writing is on the wall.

Likewise, for “Uncle Sam”! When the former chief economist of President Obama calls for the “dethronement of the “King Dollar‟ ”, the American Empire is in its death throes!

For my American friends, you need not fear the demise of the Empire for your country when established by the founding fathers never envisaged an empire, having fought against one at great costs. Hold close to your hearts the Farewell Address of President George Washington and rebuild your once great Republic from the ashes of the “Imperial Anglo-American Empire”. Wake up to the fact that for over a century you have been hoodwinked and brainwashed by the Zionist Anglo establishment in the City of London to fight and die for “Mother England” for she had never forgiven America for the insult and humiliation of losing the “Imperial Crown of America”, the most prized possession of Mother England.

Break free from such clutches!

The people of America must help Malaysia and Malaysians to expose this heinous crime and by so doing we would together prevent a potential war against Russia and thereafter against Eurasia.

Americans must learn from their recent experience.

Have you not fought enough wars?

How many thousands of your young men and women must die for another nation’s interest?

By Matthias ChangFuture Fast Forward

John McCain’s “ISIS-Gate,” Cannibals, And The November Elections.

Posted on September 14, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

McCainWhy are democrat and independent candidates for national office in the United States November mid-term elections not making John McCain’s “ISIS-Gate” a major issue by speaking out? Why have no mainstream media companies like FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC shown the photo taken in Syria in April 2013 of John McCain sitting in the same room as ISIS’ self-proclaimed “Caliph” Baghdadi? Why is America silent.

One can’t help but wonder why – when the President of the United States just announced to Americans and the world his intention of destroying ISIS – the already internet-viral photo of McCain with ISIS head Baghdadi is being totally ignored by political candidates and the mainstream/corporate media. Shouldn’t McCain have already given his explanation to Congress and the American people concerning that photograph? What if, instead of John McCain, the person sitting in that room in April 2013 had been Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, or the leader or Foreign Minister of China?

If Russian or Chinese top political leaders were in that photo, the story would be front page, bold headline news in every US newspaper, the lead story on every television news broadcast, and the lead topic of conversation of every news talk show. One can imagine the titles: “Putin Met With The Head ISIS Butcher” or “China Behind ISIS?” or “Photo Of ISIS’ Baghdadi With Russian/Chinese Leaders Shock The World”. Barack Obama would have delivered a much different address to the American people on September 10.

However, the US Congress and the US corporate media are apparently completely unconcerned with learning what went on during that April 2013 meeting in Syria.

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What if, instead of John McCain, it had been John Kerry, Hillary Clinton or Harry Reid sitting with ISIS top man Baghdadi? Or, say, Senator Bernie Sanders or Senator Elizabeth Warren? Let’s go the whole “nine yards”. What if, instead of John McCain, it were Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Angelina Jolie, Tim Tebow, Madonna, Dennis Rodman, Honey Boo-Boo, or Howard Stern? Directly to the point, the entire situation/scenario is beyond bizarre.

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Then, to get even more bizarre, in a separate photo John McCain appears with the “thing” (not worthy of humanness) called “The Cannibal”. This is the mercenary who, after he or one of his fellow mercenary soldiers killed a human being in Syria, cut open the victim’s chest and ate that human being’s heart – while being filmed for a video.

Dark poet Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), if he were alive today, would be speechless and unable to find words to write/describe such extreme barbarity upon seeing these events. The famous writer of horror novels Stephen King, if he had passed away years ago, would be turning in his grave, as the late horror film legends Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi are probably doing these days.

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In the following video recording, historian and author Webster Tarpley talks about this bizarre ISIS/John McCain scenario. John McCain was the Republican nominee in 2008 for the office of President of the United States – commonly viewed as the most powerful leadership position in the world. President Bill Clinton became dragged through the world media for what seemed like endless months while facing impeachment after lying about an extra-marital affair. All across America, people shared Bill Clinton jokes around the company water cooler, and in every sports bar weekend warriors amused themselves with the latest Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinski “witticism”.

The lives of innocent men, women, and children in the Middle East are now at extreme risk.

The American people deserve – and should demand – a full, detailed, honorable explanation from former presidential candidate, Senator John McCain of Arizona. This is a very serious matter.

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(Thank you to Webster Tarpley Radio at YouTube)

Veterans For Peace Statement.

Posted on September 14, 2014

(Cross-posted from veteransforpeace.org)

Veterans For Peace is disappointed but not surprised by the so called strategy President Obama presented last night. We are disappointed because it is more of the same. The U.S. will continue to be “the greatest purveyor of violence” on the earth. It will continue to follow a failed policy of war-making in the Middle East. It will continue to waste precious financial resources which should be directed toward human needs and to support the U.S. economy. It will continue to put U.S. service members into harm’s way when other solutions are possible and it will continue to take the lives of innocent people, most of whom will undoubtedly be women and children who are always disproportionately impacted by war.

We are not surprised because it has been made clear to us that our leaders are not interested in finding solutions other than war to solve international conflicts. After thirteen years of war what has been accomplished? Iraq and Afghanistan are in shambles, the Taliban has not been defeated, al Qaeda has further decentralized to at least thirty countries, ISIL has emerged as a power of sorts in Iraq and Syria and a State Department report outlines that terrorism increased by 43% in 2013. By any objective measure, U.S. foreign policy in the Iraq and Afghanistan from Bush to Obama has been a failure. Yet more war is put forth as the answer, even though President Obama himself in the recent past said there is not a military solution to the violence in Iraq and last night explained that ISIL does not pose an immediate threat to the U.S. Why then do we continue down this path

There are solutions to confronting ISIL which do not include U.S. military action.

  1. Stop the airstrikes because the Sunni leaders and militia, who President Obama acknowledges must be persuaded to break with ISIL, see the U.S. as acting as the air force for the Kurds and Shia against Sunnis. The driving force for the Sunni-ISIL alliance is the alienation of Sunnis from Baghdad by the previous Iraqi administration. Bombing Sunnis will not help mend this relationship.
  2. Stop the slippery slope of sending troops to Iraq and stop sending more weapons that fuel the conflict killing more civilians and ignoring human rights violations committed by “allies.” This includes pressuring countries to stop supporting and selling arms to ISIL and stopping all black market weapons sales.
  3. Make diplomacy the number one priority. Since it is clear there is no military solution, seriously engage with everyone in the region, including Iran who is needed to force the Iraqi government to be more inclusive with Sunni leaders. Without an inclusive government in Iraq there is no way to effectively confront ISIL.
  4. Initiate a new effort at building a broad diplomatic solution in the United Nations to use diplomatic and financial pressure to stop countries from financing and arming ISIL and other fighters in Syria. An arms embargo on all sides should be on the long-term agenda.
  5. Make a real effort to restart UN negotiations to end the civil war in Syria. Set aside preconceived demands and work to end the violence. Once that is achieved the people of Syria can begin to chart their destiny.
  6. Massively increase humanitarian efforts through the UN and any other means. Real and effective efforts to relieve suffering will go a long way in convincing people to break with ISIL. More U.S. bombings and killings will only confirm that the U.S. is the enemy of Islam.

President Obama outlined a strategy no different from what the U.S. has done for the past thirteen years. It is not a plan for success, it is a gamble that war will work this time when it has spectacularly failed thus far. We at Veterans For Peace challenge the American people to ask whose interests does endless war serve? Who is paying for these wars, whose children are dying in these wars and who is getting paid to finance and provide weapons for these wars? We the people are being driven by manipulated fear to support polices that are not in our interest. Peace is harder than war, but it is cheaper in blood and treasure. After thirteen years it is time to take another path, the path of peace.

 

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