The Economic Atom Bombing of Syria

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The United States, the European Union, the Arab League, Turkey, Canada and Australia have collectively taken measures since 2011, and the United States since 1979, to destroy Syria’s economy. The measures are illegal under international law, which prohibits states from using economic pressure, outside the framework of the UN Security Council, to coerce other states. With Syrians fleeing sanctions-induced economic collapse, joblessness, crumbling infrastructure and a public health care system in tatters, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Syria has spoken out. But is anyone listening?

June 23, 2018

By Stephen Gowans

Washington’s long war on Syria comprises three major elements: a proxy war waged by Islamist insurgents; an occupation of almost one-third of Syria by US and allied troops [1]; and a program of economic warfare. If we understand war to represent an attempt by one state to impose its will on another, then all three elements, including the economic…

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U.S. Congress, Trump Ignore Truth On William Browder, Magnitsky Act.

By Jerry Alatalo

William Browder’s 7-hour deposition on April 15, 2015 uncovered many disturbing facts about his narrative of events as they relate to the death of Sergei Magnitsky, for whom the Magnitsky Act was named.

hen the truth about William Browder becomes revealed it will become necessary to rescind, abolish or otherwise get rid of the dangerous U.S.-Russia relations-destroying, lawmaking disaster titled the Magnitsky Act. That is because the Magnitsky Act, along with comparable legislation in Canada and some European Union nations, was founded upon a historic-magnitude lie about the demise of Sergei Magnitsky.

The continuing irresolution of what really happened to Sergei Magnitsky, the circumstances surrounding his incarceration and eventual tragic death, and the highly conflicting narratives coming from the Russian government and former Russian hedge fund operator William Browder has contributed to worsening relations between the governments of the U.S. and the Russian Federation. Unless and until the conflicting narratives become resolved to the point where the full and certain truth becomes revealed, a very serious, unhealthy, irrational and potentially dangerous situation between the two nuclear-armed nations will persist. The controversy must become resolved, making it necessary to finally get to the bottom of the matter, and as rapidly as possible.

The Russian government asserts William Browder is guilty of breaking Russian tax laws, that Sergei Magnitsky was Mr. Browder’s accountant and co-conspirator in tax evasion schemes, Mr. Magnitsky died of complications from pancreatitis while in prison exacerbated by poor medical care conditions in Russian jails and prisons, while placing William Browder on Interpol’s wanted list after convicting him of tax evasion in absentia, after Mr. Browder left Russia for the United Kingdom in 2005.

William Browder asserts Sergei Magnitsky was his lawyer despite – in Mr. Browder’s own words given in an April 2015 deposition lasting 7-hours in the U.S. – Mr. Magnitsky having never studied law or achieved a law degree. Mr. Browder has stated on many occasions that he chose Mr. Magnitsky as his counsel because he was one of Russia’s brightest and most able lawyers. Browder’s narrative claims Magnitsky suffered torture and was eventually murdered in prison because Magnitsky had discovered an alleged corrupt organization of conspirators including inside-the-government law enforcement and tax officials which had stolen Browder’s companies, and then criminally arranged for receipt of a fraudulent tax rebate totaling some $230 million.

The documentary film “Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes” by Russian director Andrei Nekrasov – ironically, who had previously been a critic of Vladimir Putin – has been effectively blacked out or censored in America and Europe. Director Nekrasov began the film project holding the belief that William Browder was telling the truth, but as Nekrasov proceeded with his research and production he came to find that Browder’s narrative was and remains a lie, the Russian government’s account of events is true, and therefore the Magnitsky Act was constructed on a false foundation.

William Browder’s 7-hour deposition from April 2015 was obtained by Lee Stranahan and Garland Nixon, co-hosts of “Fault Lines” on Sputnik media, and published/posted in 6-parts at Mr. Stranahan’s populist.tv channel on YouTube in early January 2018. Mr. Stranahan and Mr. Nixon – remarkably, a rare media co-host team with one a Donald Trump supporter and the other a Bernie Sanders supporter – have interviewed director Andrei Nekrasov and author/hedge fund manager from Monaco, Alex Krainer. Mr. Krainer is the author of “The Killing of William Browder”, where the author effectively takes apart William Browder’s highly sophisticated and manipulative deceptions. The book was originally available on Amazon before being taken down in a rare act of literary censorship, the silencing event occurring after pressure became exerted to do so by William Browder’s legal team.

It is vitally important that William F. Browder be exposed to humanity as the highest level confidence man and corrupt financier he is for the obvious reasons. It is equally vital to expose the ultra-powerful forces who’ve arranged – thus far – to both enable his continuing deception and, more importantly, the continued existence of the ill-founded, massively unjust, and extremely dangerous Magnitsky Act.

(Thank you to populist.tv at YouTube)

MLK, JFK, RFK, 9/11 And More: Dr. William Pepper And Dr. Kevin Barrett.

Attorney Dr. William Pepper talked to radio show host Dr. Kevin Barrett in January 2017 on the murders of Martin Luther King Jr., President John Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy, 9/11, Libya, the media … and much, much more.

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Dr Kevin Barrett:  Welcome to Truth Jihad Radio, the radio show that’s actually an all-out struggle for truth.  (Editor’s note: Dr. Kevin Barrett also co-hosts “False Flag Weekly News”NoLiesRadio Channel, on YouTube) I’m Kevin Barrett, bringing on great guests talking about the most important stories that you’re not likely to hear about in the mainstream media.  One of the most important stories in the history of the last century is the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. And we have one man, more than anyone else, to thank for getting the truth about that incredibly important event out to the world. And that man is my guest William Pepper.  William Pepper has been on this case for decades.  He was a friend of Dr. King. It’s a long story, admirably summarized in his new book The Plot to Kill King, which is an update of his previous two books, Act of State, and…what was the first one?

Dr. William Pepper:  Orders to Kill.

Dr Kevin Barrett:  Orders to Kill.  Yeah, I have a copy.  Milwaukee Public Library, discard copy of that.  Anyway, this new book, The Plot to Kill King, is pretty much a definitive statement. It’s a brilliant piece of work, one of the all-time great historical pieces of detective work.  So it’s an honor to have William Pepper on the show.  Welcome, Bill. How are you?

Dr. William Pepper:  Thank you. Thank you, Kevin.  I’m fine. I’m pleased to be with you.

Dr Kevin Barrett: It’s quite amazing, isn’t it, when we start looking beneath the surface of some of these history-changing events, what we find crawling around underneath.

Dr. William Pepper:  It certainly is.  In fact, this work and the Robert Kennedy one, which I agreed to represent Sirhan on, has made me cognizant of the fact that political assassination has been one of the major change agents throughout all of history—to such an extent that I think I’ll work on an analysis of political assassinations in history.  I’m staggered by the social, economic, and political, changes that have resulted from the removal of leaders and dissidents at various times in human history going back, of course, well before the Crucifixion of Christ.  So it’s worth considering in a broader scope. And of course in our lifetimes we’ve experienced a number of assassinations.  The killing of Martin Luther King was a seminal event in terms of a negative impact of our way of life.

Dr Kevin Barrett:  When I was being attacked by the mainstream media as a 9/11 truth researcher and soon to be ex-professor, I was attacked partly for having mentioned that I thought these political assassinations of the ‘60’s, notably the Kennedys and Dr. King, were obviously not done by lone nuts as we were told.  I responded to their attacks by saying something like:

“Well, call me a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ but I don’t think Julius Caesar was stabbed by a lone nut.”

It’s obvious that there are so many motives for power players to kill people in political assassinations. And yet we have this orthodoxy that it’s always a lone nut.  And even people as smart as Noam Chomsky tell us: “Oh, it doesn’t really matter whether the Kennedys or King or anybody like that lives or dies.  It’s all a big distraction and we should just accept the official story.” And he says similarly idiotic things about 9/11 and other false flags.  How could someone like Chomsky not get it?

Dr. William Pepper:  Well, I think Chomsky gets it.  I think he just refuses to acknowledge it. And whatever his particular reasons are, he just will not deal with the truth when it comes to certain issues.  Political assassination is one.  I’ve had more than one conversation with him and it’s been somewhat embarrassing, because he clearly knows more than he’s willing to admit, for whatever reason.  He and a lot of left thinkers go only so far.  And activists even.  And broadcasters and political figures also go just so far, and they won’t go any further, and that’s a matter of great frustration. Because you then are coming up against (censorship) not only in the mainstream media but also in the progressive media, which itself is serving the cause of injustice.

Dr Kevin Barrett:  Well, and I think there might be a number of reasons for that.  One of them is that people in supposed opposition groups can actually have their career skids greased by cooperating with the authorities and the bad guys.  You have some pretty awful information in your book about heroes of the left like Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy.  These people are seen as dissidents, but they got their public position by cooperating nefariously with the other side. And I imagine that there’s quite a lot of that in the so-called alternative media.

Dr. William Pepper:  Yeah.  I think that’s certainly the case. And the cooperation I think is in many ways worse, and more deceitful, because a lot of these people pretend to be something they’re not. They serve the existing ruling class and the ruling forces in a much more insidious way than the mainstream media does.  So that’s difficult to overcome. And that’s why people like you, Kevin, and the work that you do and the broadcasting that you do, is in many ways a voice in the wilderness—and sometimes in the darkness.  But it’s very important to keep your work going with respect to these events.

Continue reading “MLK, JFK, RFK, 9/11 And More: Dr. William Pepper And Dr. Kevin Barrett.”

The Public Bank Option – Safer, Local and Half the Cost

If Phil Murphy wins the New Jersey governorship and succeeds in establishing a New Jersey state-owned bank, expect a wave of public banks to follow, as more and more elected officials come to understand how banking works and to see the obvious benefits of establishing their own.

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Phil Murphy, a former banker with a double-digit lead in New Jersey’s race for governor, has made a state-owned bank a centerpiece of his platform. If he wins on November 7, the nation’s second state-owned bank in a century could follow.   

A UK study published on October 27, 2017 reported that the majority of politicians do not know where money comes from. According to City A.M. (London) :

More than three-quarters of the MPs surveyed incorrectly believed that only the government has the ability to create new money. . . .

The Bank of England has previously intervened to point out that most money in the UK begins as a bank loan. In a 2014 article the Bank pointed out that “whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower’s bank account, thereby creating new money.”

The Bank of England researchers said that…

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