Ken O’Keefe: “We Can Make A Better World.”

By Jerry Alatalo

ocean222Alphabet One can only hope the time is short between now and when people around the Earth all speak as frankly and directly as Ken O’Keefe. Today’s admirable group of men and women from all nations working for social change, justice, peace and a better world do an excellent job of describing historically persistent problems and their unfortunate consequences.

In contrast, Mr. O’Keefe does the same but goes on further to describe the source or root cause of those ongoing problems: privately owned and controlled central banks. In other words, while the majority of people working to create a better world are genuinely concerned about humanity and future generations, the analytical foundation or worldview they operate from is too often incomplete; practical consideration of the international finance sector as it determines real-life situations doesn’t occur and get factored in.

Without that essential awareness, and inclusion of it into one’s worldview, solutions-focused action falls short by failing to account for and/or identify causes to the greatest extent possible. In simpler terms, most people concerned about creating conditions that result in greater health, happiness and well being for all people on Earth have, although genuinely moral and acting with the best intentions, been for various reasons going about it with less-than-complete analyses.

Yet the missed, avoided, or otherwise omitted part of one’s analysis of worldwide conditions – private central banks – is the part that is absolutely necessary and relevant for developing effective solutions and building a better world. In a 1-hour 53-minute talk on March 20, 2016 in Berkeley, California Ken O’Keefe does an extraordinary job of pointing out those analytical parts too often missed in discussions and writings by otherwise good and moral people. He talks about those referred to by French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) in his famous quote: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”.

Excepting an even deeper metaphysical, philosophic or spiritual analysis of life on Earth, Mr. O’Keefe discusses actual global conditions to the fullest descriptive extent possible in the material realm. Perhaps in the next major leap of human evolution non-material factors will become a larger part of the discussion, but for now it seems of high importance to accurately perceive the physical realities present and responsible for what occurs on the ground, experienced by billions of our brothers and sisters, over a large portion of the planet.

One could predict a short interval of time between when the information presented by Mr. O’Keefe becomes widely known and acknowledged and when metaphysical aspects of reality become increasingly more a part of societal awareness, conversations, and agreed-upon perceptions. In a real sense, and why his talk is important and timely, Mr. O’Keefe leaves listeners with the essential and eternal Earthly choice between love of money and love for our fellow brothers and sisters in the human family. The following biblical passage goes unmentioned in his talk, but adds another, metaphysical perspective:

1 Timothy 6, 9-10: “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs”. 

All the world’s great religions, spiritual and philosophical traditions speak in their most revered writings to this aspect of the human condition. His use of expletives aside, one could guess Ken O’Keefe would describe himself not as a religious but a spiritual human being. What he covers in the talk is very likely the most difficult information listeners will encounter, and which afterward inescapably presents them with the choice of acceptance or rejection of points presented as truth. He describes the very raw, hard and uncomfortable truth of what has been and is now occurring on planet Earth.

As ever, an apology for sharing such a lengthy talk of close to 2-hours. If time doesn’t allow, consider making a note to listen to Mr. O’Keefe’s powerful talk at a later date. For those who choose to listen to the talk in its entirety, it might be the case after doing so to conclude he’s fundamentally talking about a profound and collective facilitating of rapid human evolution. Although nuanced, understated and sprinkled with curse words, Ken O’Keefe would probably agree the foremost characteristic of his evolutionary proposal is spiritual.

Thank you, Ken O’Keefe. Keep the faith.

(Thank you to Ken O’Keefe at YouTube)

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World Can End ISIS In Days.

By Jerry Alatalo

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”

– VOLTAIRE (1694-1778) French philosopher

HighwayDoes anyone remember that shortly before violence erupted in Syria in 2011 that Iran, Iraq and Syria signed a $multi-billion natural gas pipeline deal to move Iran’s natural gas resource to sell in Europe – and that Syria’s government had rejected a similar pipeline deal proposed by Qatar, which has access to the same huge natural gas field as Iran?

The question is important because the pipelines issue is the source of the humanitarian catastrophe innocent Syrians have suffered in the five-year war. It was shortly after Iran, Iraq and Syria agreed and signed a massive pipeline deal to build infrastructure for transporting natural gas to the tremendous European market that violence erupted in Syria. Terrorist/mercenary groups financed by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and western nations became tools for toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Would a compromise of two pipelines, one carrying natural gas from Iran and the other from Qatar, built to Syria and joining there, then metered after becoming a single pipeline to Europe, with a 50/50 guaranteed split of profits shared between Iran and Qatar – offer a solution and real chance for peace in Syria?

It’s worth noting and remembering that former NATO Supreme Commander General Wesley Clark told the world that the United States had a five-year plan to overthrow the governments of seven countries, Iraq, Libya, Syria and “finally” Iran among them. The other three nations targeted were/are Lebanon, Somalia and Sudan. In case some readers are still unaware of, or forgotten, Mr. Clark’s bombshell revelation:

(Thank you to FacelesswithEyesOpen at YouTube)

The wars in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, with their overwhelmingly tragic consequences for the people living in those countries, have all been about oil, natural gas and other valuable resources – in particular who controls and profits from their sale. In case some readers have the idea that “false flag” operations are just the result of overactive imaginations possessed by “conspiracy theorists”, perhaps a certain Mr. Patrick Clawson, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy,  can convince you otherwise:

(Thank you to TNSONSOFLIBERTY at YouTube)

Ask yourself why in around a month Russia’s air campaign against ISIS and other mercenary terrorist groups, who’ve destroyed untold lives and property in five years in Syria and Iraq, has done more to effectively battle the mercenaries than the United States’ “coalition” has in over a year. Keep in mind when pondering that the United States spends more on defense (intelligence and the military) than the rest of the world combined, and that the U.S. military because of that world-leading expenditure is the most powerful force in world history.

Ask yourself how it is that, since the “coalition” began its campaign against ISIS over a year ago, the terrorist group remains operational – in other words, the most powerful military in world history has not been able to defeat, or crush, ISIS out of existence. Ask why you see no “success stories” in the war against ISIS reported about prevention of ISIS’ selling stolen oil on the world market, no six o’clock news lead stories showing arrest, detainment, prosecution, trial and conviction of those involved with buying ISIS oil, or no newspaper headlines announcing revealed scandals that include oil buyers, bankers, and others whose intentional actions have helped sustain ISIS.

Is it impossible to investigate and find who supplied the bright, shiny-new fleets of Toyota pickups? Is it impossible to find where ISIS obtained their money and weaponry, where and by whom they received training, who has supplied their necessities, or any real facts surrounding ISIS’ remaining a “going (and growing) concern”?  No, it’s not impossible to investigate these matters related to ISIS. But if those who tell the world how important it is to defeat ISIS fail to investigate – in effect engaging in a giant cover-up – it may as well be impossible.

When ISIS began its rampage of war and destruction in the summer of 2014, this writer urged the world’s leaders to organize a multinational military force to take the terrorist group down. Well over a year later, ISIS has gone on to kill more innocents and destroy more homes and property, Europe faces a profound refugee crisis, while someone has provided them the weapons, money, equipment, necessities – and cover – to continue. The lives of millions are shattered, and the guilty facilitating ISIS are known when their words are absent sincere concern, empathy, compassion or resolve to end the immense suffering those innocent millions are experiencing. They are known when their words do not include “peace”.

It’s now overwhelmingly clear – well beyond any reasonable doubt – that those who’ve aided and abetted ISIS mercenary terrorists are war criminals and must face punishment in the International Criminal Court for their truly heinous actions. Very soon, the people of the world will know the truth.

(Thank you to Press TV News Videos at YouTube)

Tulsi Gabbard And The CNN Miracle.

by Jerry Alatalo

373Hawaii’s U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard appeared recently on the corporate news outlet CNN and shared her thoughts on Syria, causing an enormous amount of viewer jaws to drop in the process. Viewers’ jaws dropped, because it seemed miraculous that a United States elected representative appearing on CNN would somehow actually become allowed to speak the truth about the situation in Syria. For those who’ve followed events in Syria, miracle is the right word to describe her interview.

Ms. Gabbard is a Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee.  When asked for her views on how any collision in Syria between U.S. and Russian forces could be avoided, she answered: “Very simple… U.S. and the Central Intelligence Agency should stop this illegal and counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad, and stay focused on fighting against who our enemy is – the Islamic extremist groups, because right now we’re seeing why this is counterproductive. ”

“By working towards that end, by working towards overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad, we are not only strengthening our enemy the Islamic extremists, who will walk in and take over all of the country of Syria; right now they have about half of the country under their control, but it also puts us in that position of a potential head-to-head conflict with Russia, which brings us to the brink of a potential larger conflict of a World War III-type situation.”

“First of all, there’s not been a vote in Congress to authorize the use of force, to authorize a war to overthrow a sovereign government. …So the American people haven’t had a chance to speak their voice, to approve or disapprove such a war – therefore it’s illegal. Secondly, it is counterproductive because right now U.S. arms are getting into the hands of our enemy al-Qaeda, (and) Islamic extremist groups that are our sworn enemy.”

“…It’s a very simple concept in my mind that you can’t defeat your enemy if you’re arming them and helping them at the same time. It makes no sense to me.”

Ms. Gabbard further noted that Iraq and Libya have both fallen into chaos from military actions taken by the U.S. and other nations, and that Americans need to stand up and demand there is no repeat of what happened to those nations in Syria. CNN host Wolf Blitzer made the common and persistent error, most likely intentional, of putting the blame for all deaths in Syria from the war begun in 2011, between 200,000-300,000, entirely on Bashar al-Assad – suggesting to Ms. Gabbard a reasonable rationale for U.S. efforts to “get rid of him.”

Congresswoman Gabbard responded by saying “The same things are being said about Assad right now that were said about Gaddafi, were said about Hussein, by those who were advocating for the U.S. to go in and intervene, to overthrow those regimes and those dictators. The fact is, if that happens here in Syria, as U.S. and other leaders are advocating for, we will end up with a situation far worse than we’re seeing today. We’ll end up in a situation with far greater human suffering, with far greater persecution of religious minorities and Christians in Syria, and our enemy will be far stronger. They will take over the entire country of Syria, they will have greater weapons and capabilities, and present a greater threat, not only to the people in the region but to the world.”

“I think it’s important for us first and foremost to recognize: a) who our enemy is, and b) what our mission is. Our mission is to defeat our enemy – not to take action that’s counterproductive to that mission and help our enemy get stronger. It’s a very simple premise, and I think it’s important for us to focus on that.”

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The video of Congresswoman Gabbard on CNN has become posted on a number of YouTube channels, and after reading most of the comments found men and women viewers’ reactions nearly unanimous in levels of astonishment, surprise and gratitude that some too-rare truth and sanity on Syria went out over the airwaves of CNN.  The comments were all positive, including sentiments suggesting Ms. Gabbard should run for President, that she is very brave for speaking the truth, that she would be wise to focus on personal safety, and including a large number of sincere expressions of thanks.

This writer’s reaction to her interview is also one of gratitude and respect for Tulsi Gabbard’s principled, truthful stance. My only negative reaction consists in disappointment that Wolf Blitzer didn’t challenge (he would never) Ms. Gabbard on her assertion of terrorist responsibility for the attacks of September 11, 2001. It would be interesting to hear Ms. Gabbard speak to the “28 Pages”, the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11, and how she would respond to the many serious organizations of respected, highly educated men and women still demanding a new, or real, investigation.

Other than that, U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s CNN appearance and statements may offer viewers proof that miracles really do happen.

(Thank you to Tulsi Gabbard at YouTube)

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Call For ’28 Pages’ Release.

by Jerry Alatalo

 WE THE PEOPLE (photo: votecitizens.org)
WE THE PEOPLE
(photo: votecitizens.org)

Former CBS News journalist Sharyl Attkisson created an excellent and powerful report on the still-classified “28 Pages” pointing to Saudi involvement in the events of September 11, 2001. The report aired on Ms. Attkisson’s new program “Full Measure” which debuted on October 4, 2015 on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s television stations.

First, let’s make clear that the title of this post “Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Call For ’28 Pages’ Release” is completely fictitious. The made-up headline is intended to draw public attention to the fact that in none of the Republican or Democratic debates thus far has the issue of the “28 Pages” been addressed, and that there is a very serious problem with respect to the people’s right to know, and related to current events in the Middle East, in that omission.

As far as this writer is aware Rand Paul, who co-sponsored a bill to release the information, seems the only one of the candidates for President of the United States in 2016  to go on record with their opinions on whether the 28 Pages should remain classified or be released to the public – the release of which could very possibly transform the perceptions of humanity on what actually occurred on September 11, 2001. This issue – in contrast to perceptions that September 11, 2001 happened 14 years ago and is irrelevant to what is occurring today – is important with respect to increasing number of reports pointing to Saudi financing of terrorist groups now operating in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries.

In the plainest terms, there are an increasing number of decent and respectable men and women in nations and regions across the Earth who feel the time has long passed since the 28 Pages – the truth about September 11, 2001 – became available to the people. Every day that passes while the information remains withheld from the people is comparable to another day of failing to discuss the “deep, dark secrets” of the human family, and everyone is aware how much harm results when traditional families fail to honestly, squarely, conscientiously and finally face their various problems and dysfunction.

Former Republican Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Peter Hoekstra of Michigan responded to Ms. Attkisson’s question of why the 28 Pages remain classified by saying “They are concerned that it may be embarrassing to the countries or individuals that are talked about in that section, and it’s a complication that they’d rather not deal with.” On releasing or declassifying the 28 Pages he said “I really can’t come up with a good reason at this point in time anymore to keep the pages classified.”

Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch, who’s been leading the effort in Washington, D.C. and Congress to declassify, shared his view that the information is still withheld from the people to “…allow those individuals (named) to escape accountability.” Mr. Lynch added: “Information such as this, on such a profound scale, should definitely be in the custody of the American people. We should know about this – this will inform us; this will help us, and there’s no reason why this information should not be made public.”

Member of “9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism” Terry Strada, who lost her husband when he perished with thousands of others on September 11, 2001, said to Ms. Attkisson and the American people when asked what her husband would say to her now: “You go get ’em, Terry – you go get ’em. Don’t let them get away with this. Don’t let them hide the truth, and don’t let the people that were behind it not pay – not be held accountable.”

The continued withholding of this information of paramount importance from the American people – from humanity –  has become simply no longer acceptable. Demand a response and action from your elected representatives in Congress and  every candidate for President from all parties. Release the 28 Pages now.

(Thank you to Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson at YouTube)