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Dear Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish for: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill the Recovery

Albeit a bit sophisticated, this article clearly illustrates the predictable, and in fact inevitable results inherent in a monetary system co-managed by the conflicting interests of Federal Government and not-federal-except-in-name Federal Reserve (Central Bank).

Federal ReserveHigher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by 2026, will hurt workers and young voters, and could bankrupt over 20% of US corporations, according to the IMF. The move is not necessary to counteract inflation and shows that the Fed is operating from the wrong model.

Responding to earlier presidential pressure, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates this week for the third time since November, from a fed funds target of 1% to 1.25%.  But as noted in The Guardian in a March 2017 article titled “Trump Is Set to Win the Battle on Interest Rates, but US Economy Will Pay the Price”:

An increase in the base rate, however small, will tighten the screw on younger voters and some of the poorest communities who voted for him and rely on credit to get by.

More importantly for his economic programme, higher interest rates in the US will act like a honeypot for foreign investors . . . . [S]ucking in foreign cash has a price and that is an expensive dollar and worsening trade balance. . . . It might undermine his call for the repatriation of factories to the rust-belt states if goods cost 10% or 20% more to export.

In its Global Financial Stability report in April, the International Monetary Fund issued another dire warning: projected interest rises could throw 22% of US corporations into default. As noted on Zero Hedge the same month, “perhaps it was this that Gary Cohn explained to Donald Trump ahead of the president’s recent interview with the WSJ in which he admitted that he suddenly prefers lower interest costs.”

But the Fed was undeterred and is going full steam ahead. Besides raising the fed funds rate to a target of 3.5% by 2020, it is planning to unwind its massive federal securities holdings beginning as early as September. Raising interest rates benefits financial institutions, due to a rise in interest on their excess reserves and net interest margins (the difference between what they charge and what they pay to depositors). But borrowing costs for everyone else will go up (rates on student loans are being raised in July), and the hardest hit will be the federal government itself. According to a report by Deloitte University Press republished in the Wall Street Journal in September 2016, the government’s interest bill is expected to triple, from $255 billion in 2016 to $830 billion in 2026.

The Fed returns the interest it receives to the Treasury after deducting its costs. That means that if, rather than dumping its federal securities onto the market, it were to use its quantitative easing tool to move the whole federal debt onto its own balance sheet, the government could save $830 billion in interest annually – nearly enough to fund the president’s trillion dollar infrastructure plan every year, without raising taxes or privatizing public assets.

That is not a pie-in-the-sky idea. Japan is actually doing it, without triggering inflation. As noted by fund manager Eric Lonergan in a February 2017 article, “The Bank of Japan is in the process of owning most of the outstanding government debt of Japan (it currently owns around 40%).” Forty percent of the US national debt would be $8 trillion, three times the amount of federal securities the Fed holds now as a result of quantitative easing. Yet the Bank of Japan, which is actually trying to generate some inflation, cannot get the CPI above 0.2 percent.

The Hazards of Operating on the Wrong Model

President interestThe Deloitte report asks:

Since the anticipated impact of higher interest rates is slower growth, the question becomes: why would the Fed purposely act to slow the economy? We see at least two reasons. First, the Fed needs to raise rates so that it has room to lower them when the next recession occurs. And second, by acting early, the Fed likely hopes to choke off inflationary pressure before it starts to build.

Rates need to be raised so that the recession this policy will trigger can be corrected by lowering them again – really? And what inflation? The Consumer Price Index has not even hit the Fed’s 2% target rate. Historically, when interest rates have been raised in periods of tepid growth, the result has been to trigger a recession. So why raise them? As observed in a June 2 editorial in The Financial Times titled “The Needless Urge for Higher Borrowing Costs”:

In this context, the apparent determination of the Fed in particular to press on with interest rate rises looks a little peculiar. Having created expectations that it was likely to tighten policy with three quarter-point increases over the course of 2017, the Fed is acting more like a party to a contract that feels the need to honour its terms, than a central bank that takes the data as it finds them. [Emphasis added.]

In the six months since President Trump was elected, the Fed has pressed on with two rate hikes and is proceeding with a third, evidently just because it said it would.  Impatient bond investors are complaining that it has found one excuse after another to postpone the “normalization” it promised when market conditions “stabilized;” and in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump attacked Janet Yellen personally for keeping rates low, putting her career in jeopardy. She has now gotten with the program, evidently to restore the Fed’s waning credibility and save her job. But the question is, why did the Fed promise these normalization measures in the first place? As then-Chairman Ben Bernanke explained its “exit strategy” in 2009:

At some point, . . . as economic recovery takes hold, we will need to tighten monetary policy to prevent the emergence of an inflation problem down the road. . . . [B]anks currently hold large amounts of excess reserves at the Federal Reserve. As the economy recovers, banks could find it profitable to be more aggressive in lending out their reserves, which in turn would produce faster growth in broader money and credit measures and, ultimately, lead to inflation pressures.

The Fed evidently believes that the central bank needs to tighten monetary policy (raise interest rates and sell its bond holdings back into the market) because the massive “excess reserves” held by the banks (currently ringing in at $2.2 trillion) will otherwise be lent into the economy, expanding the money supply and triggering hyperinflation. Which, as David Stockman puts it, shows just how clueless even the world’s most powerful central bankers can be in matters of banking and finance . . . .

Banks Don’t Lend Their Reserves

There need be no fear that banks will dump their excess reserves into the market and create “inflation pressures,” because banks don’t lend their reserves to their commercial borrowers. They don’t because they can’t. The only thing that can be done with money in a bank’s reserve account is to clear checks or lend reserves to another bank. Reserves never leave the reserve system, which is simply a clearing mechanism set up by the central bank to facilitate trade among banks. Technically, dollars leave the system when a depositor pulls money out of the bank in cash; but as soon the money is spent and redeposited, these Federal Reserve Notes go back into the banking system and again become reserves.

Not only do banks not lend their reserves commercially, but they do not lend their deposits. Banks create deposits when they make loans. As researchers at the Bank of England have acknowledged, 97 percent of the UK money supply is created in this way; and US figures are similar. Banks do not need reserves or deposits to make loans; and since they are now flooded with reserves, they have little incentive to pay interest on the deposits of “savers.” If they do not have sufficient incoming deposits at the end of the business day to balance their outgoing checks, they can borrow overnight in the fed funds market, where banks lend reserves to each other.

At least they used to do this. But since the Fed began paying Interest on Excess Reserves (IOER) in 2008, they have largely quit lending their reserves to each other. They are just pocketing the IOER. If they need funds, they can borrow more cheaply from the shadow banking system – the Federal Home Loan Banks (which are not eligible for IOER) or the repo market.

So why is the Fed paying interest on excess reserves? Because with the system awash in $2.2 trillion in reserves, it can no longer manipulate its target fed funds rate by making reserves more scarce, pushing up their price. So now the Fed raises the fed funds rate by raising the interest it pays on reserves, setting a floor on the rate at which banks are willing to lend to each other – since why lend for less when you can get 1.25% from the Fed?

That is the theory, but the practical effect has been to kill the fed funds market. The Fed has therefore implemented a new policy tool: it is “selling” (actually lending) its securities short-term in the “reverse repo” market. The effect is to drive up the banks’ cost of borrowing in that market; and when this cost is passed on to commercial borrowers, market rates are driven up.

Meanwhile,  the Fed is paying 1% (soon to be 1.25%) on $2.2 trillion in excess reserves. At 1%, that works out to $22 billion annually. At 1.25%, it’s $27.5 billion; and at 3.5% by 2020, it will be $77 billion, most of it going to Wall Street megabanks. This tab is ultimately picked up by the taxpayers, since the Fed returns its profits to the government after deducting its costs, and IOER is included in its costs. Among other possibilities, an extra $22 billion annually accruing to the federal government would be enough to end homelessness in the United States. Instead, it has become welfare for those Wall Street banks that largely own the New York Fed, the largest and most powerful of the twelve branches of the Federal Reserve.

Paying IOER is totally unnecessary to prevent inflation, as evidenced again by the case of Japan, where the Bank of Japan is actually trying to fan inflation and is now charging banks 0.1% rather than paying them on their excess reserves. Yet the inflation rate refuses to rise above 0.2%.  

Banks cannot lend their reserves commercially and do not need to be induced not to lend them. The Fed’s decision to raise rates by increasing IOER just increases public and private sector borrowing costs, slows the economy, threatens to bankrupt businesses and consumers, and gives another massive subsidy to Wall Street.

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Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, a Senior Fellow of the Democracy Collaborative, and author of twelve books including Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution. She co-hosts a radio program on PRN.FM called “It’s Our Money.” Her 300+ blog articles are posted at EllenBrown.com.

Exposed: the Nazi roots of the European Union, an Intelligence Briefing by Jon Rappoport

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Exposed: the Nazi roots of the European Union

World War 2 continued by other means

by Jon Rappoport

June 7, 2017

This is an intelligence briefing. Here I present the bare bones of what has been happening before our eyes…if we would see it.

Once upon a time, there was an industrial combine in Nazi Germany called IG Farben. It was the largest chemical/pharmaceutical octopus in the world. It owned companies, and it had favorable business agreements with companies from England to Central America to Japan.

The author of The Devil’s Chemists, Josiah DuBois, traveled to Guatemala, on a fact-finding mission, in the early days of World War 2, and returned with the comment that, as far as he could tell, Guatemala was “a wholly owned subsidiary of Farben.”

The pharmaceutical empire was and is one of the major forces behind the European Union (EU). It is no accident that these drug corporations wield such power. They aren’t only involved in controlling the medical cartel; they are political planners.

This is how and why Big Pharma fits so closely with what is loosely referred to as the New World Order. The aim of enrolling every human in a cradle-to-grave system of disease diagnosis and toxic drug treatment has a larger purpose: to debilitate, to weaken populations.

This is a political goal. It facilitates control.

IG Farben’s main component companies, at the outbreak of World War 2, were Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst. They were chemical and drug companies. Farben put Hitler over the top in Germany as head of State, and the war was designed to lead to a united Europe that would be dominated by the Farben nexus.

The loss of the war didn’t derail that plan. It was shifted into an economic blueprint, which became, eventually, the European Union.

The European Commission’s first president was Walter Hallstein, the Nazi lawyer who, during the war, had been in charge of post-war legal planning for the new Europe.

As the Rath Foundation reports: In 1939, on the brink of the war, Hallstein had stated, “The creation of the New Law [of the Nazis] is ONLY the task of the law-makers!”

In 1957, with his reputation sanitized, Hallstein spoke the words in this manner: “The European Commission has full and unlimited power for all decisions related to the architecture of this European community.”

Post-war, IG Farben was broken up into separate companies, but those companies (Bayer, Hoechst, and BASF) came roaring back, attaining new profit highs.

I refer you to the explosive book, The Nazi Roots of the Brussels EU, by Paul Anthony Taylor, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Dr. Matthias Rath, and August Kowalczyk. You can also read it at relay-of-life.com. It is a dagger in the heart of the EU.

At the Rath Foundation, you can also read Joseph Borkin’s classic, “The Crime and Punishment of IG Farben.”

In 1992, I was deeply engaged in researching the specific devastating effects of medical drugs. Eventually, I concluded that, at the highest levels of power, these drugs weren’t destructive by accident. They were intended to cause harm. This was covert chemical warfare against the population of the planet. The Rockefeller-Standard Oil-Farben connection was a primary piece of the puzzle.

It was, of course, Rockefeller (and Carnegie) power that had forced the birth of pharmaceutical medicine in America, with the publication of the 1910 Flexner Report. The Report was used to excoriate and marginalize Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, and other forms of traditional natural practice, in favor of what would become the modern juggernaut of drug-based treatment.

In an article about the FDA, “Medical Murder in the Matrix,” I point out the fact that this federal agency has permitted at least 100,000 deaths of Americans, per year, from the direct effects of drugs it, the FDA, has certified as safe. (See, for example, JAMA, July 26, 2000, ‘Is US Health Really the Best in the World,’ Dr. Barbara Starfield.)

The FDA knows these death figures. “Unintended” and “accidental” can no longer be applied to this ongoing holocaust.

The pharmaceutical industry itself also knows those death figures.

To understand the dimensions and history of the ongoing chemical warfare against the population, in the form of medical drugs (and of course pesticides), one must factor in the original octopus, IG Farben.

World War 2 never ended. It simply shifted its strategies.

In any fascist system, the bulk of the people working inside the system, including scientists, refuse to believe the evidence of what is happening before their own eyes. They insist they are doing good. They believe they are on the right side. They see greater top-down control as necessary and correct. They adduce “reasonable” explanations for inflicted harm and death.

World War 2 is still underway. The battleground has been changed, and the means are far cleverer.

Sun Tzu wrote: “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting… The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities…It is best to win without fighting.”

This is what has been happening: invisible warfare.

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/exposed-the-nazi-roots-of-the-european-union-2/

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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Superpower And Army Headed By Russia And China “Rapidly Forming”: Wake Up West!

SCO WORLD SUPERPOWER & ARMY RAPIDLY FORMING, WHILE WESTERN NATIONS HAVE GOT THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND STRUCK WITH SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS
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After this weekend, Russia and China will head an organization (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) that now  controls over 40% of the world population and over 20% of global GDP.
Yet not one word on the mainstream news other than the score at the local football game!
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The scenario that must concern American defense planners above and beyond all others is that dark, yet still rarely discussed possibility that China and Russia could somehow become engaged in simultaneous armed conflict against the United States. While neither Moscow nor Beijing are strong enough by themselves to go toe-to-toe with Washington, DC in a high intensity long-duration war, a well-coordinated tandem effort could undoubtedly pose major problems to the long-time superpower. Such a scenario has rightly been seen as extremely remote, in part because a major lesson of the Cold War seems to have been the fallacy of viewing the communist bloc as monolithic, when in fact it was deeply fractured. Arguably, the tragic Vietnam War would never have been fought if such fractures had been better understood in Washington.

But this is a new world and evidence is everywhere apparent that Moscow and Beijing are growing closer by the day……

Read More:

https://nationalinterest.org/feature/china-russia-alliance-20333

Conspicuous by Silence and Absence, By G Squared

Conspicuous by Silence and Absence.

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Sessions raided Comey’s office while Comey was in California reading his letter of dismissal. Removed in accordance with his contract, at The President’s Pleasure.

Comey, as I have written, had set himself into FBI as the blackmail king. Following on from Hoover’s 48 year stint (BOI-FBI). The difference being that Hoover was able to blackmail the 8 presidents under whom he served, or vice versa. And The Mafia had the file on Hoover. His Mafia code name was ‘Mary’. Then Valachi appeared and exposed Hoover and The Mafia.

Interestingly: when McKinley was murdered (6/9/1901) the hunt was for ‘Anarchists’. Prior to The Marxist, Lone Gunman, Communist, Dictators, and Terrorist Eras. The Eras of Invasions, Incursions, Destabilising, Civil Wars,  Regime Changes, Weapons Testing, Looting, Pillage, Plunder, Democratising, Self-Determination, Protection, and Humanitarian Aid were to follow.

The broken states; economically destroyed, demonised, victimised, marginalised, lateralised, and economically enslaved. Apart from the devastations and genocides.

The Clinton Consortium not only thieved the money heading for The Haitian Earthquake Relief, but during Ma Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, over $2 billion was stolen from The State Department accounts. Apart from all the side deals as with Lockheed Martin, one of Comey’s employers.

The State Department was supplying arms to its radical elements in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Clinton was the wholesaler.

Dov Zakheim was Financial Comptroller of The Pentagon (2001-2004). On 10/9/2001,  Rumsfeld advised that $2.3 trillion was missing from the accounts. Then a further $1 trillion disappeared.

The accounting systems of The Pentagon have been purposely disjuncted. No section is able to communicate or share data with any other section. The Office of Naval Intelligence was tasked with finding the missing Pentagon trillions. Unfortunately that was the section of the above ground complex that was bombed on the day. Many people were killed.

No problem; Comey launched an investigation and hired his brother at $700,000 to try to find where the money went.

Comey has been caught out lying again, about The Russian Collusion Affair. Now he will answer questions: now he won’t. Some time ago I wrote; the source of The Russian Collusion Affair was a false file written by former SIS Christopher Steele. It was slipped to CIA and FBI and they ran with it. Embellishing it as they travelled, and MSM was leaked. FBI even paid Steele for it. And never tested it.

Obama had CIA, NSA, and FBI monitor The Trump Campaign for DNC. The Dems were the ones responsible for  hacking, collusion, and voter fraud. Known before The Seth Rich Affair of 10/7/2017, The Debbie Schultz Resignation, The Donna Brazile Affair, The John Podesta ‘Stolen Election’ Narrative, The Sidney Blumenthal Affair, and the absurd Voter Recount Affair.

The WMD Iraq file was also a concoction. CIA leaked the lie to NYT. Then GWB quoted NYT as a credible source. Powell (Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff) et al knew full well that The WMD Narrative was a lie. As did the herd of liars who read the script into their respective parliaments. They were all briefed.

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Snowden delivered files given to him by CIA  (at war with NSA over the Cisco-DARPA-Saic backdooring of CIA by NSA). Snowden did not have access to the files he romantically delivered.

Assange is a permitted conduit. Manning was expendable. The NSA is part of The Economic Wars, while America is clutching to survive.

Beyond the manipulated Peanut Gallery, Social Media Addicted, Belief Systems, no one is hacking Social Media as believed. It was triggered by MSM as a political problem by CIA for NSA.

Communicating with Kislyak (The Russian Ambassador) is hardly ‘collusion’. As Tefft and shortly Huntsman (American ambassadors) communicating and associating with Putin, is not collusion. Flynn visiting Russia representing American interests, is not collusion. Even though he was fed and given lunch money.

Tillerson as CEO of ExxonMobil dealing with Russia, and even presented with a Russian award, concerning joint interests in Arctic oil, is not collusion. Tillerson protesting to Obama that his idiotic Russian Sanctions Serenade, was in fact hurting American interests and not Russian, was not collusion.

Flynn from former DIA days; was cultivating or recruited Russian Change Overs. Which he then tried to run. He should have done neither. Only a mess can evolve if a character as Flynn is involved. Such matters are handled differently as covers by specialist humint ops. If the sources are known; all is compromised and The Russian Change Overs will eventually be terminated by SVR-GRU.

If Le Pen had correctly won The French Presidential Election, that idiot narrative of a Russian Hack would have been rerun by French MSM. But Macron, the Rothschild puppet, having fraudulently ‘won’, was fine.

The Globalists now have Macron and Merkel in the front line. Macron is chummy with Merkel and performs like a retard to Putin. Trump ignores them both.

The Globalists holding control in The EU with France and Germany, having their economies destroyed by the usual suspects, is fine. The poorer players (not Third World) such as Greece, were manipulated into fraudulent ‘Loans’; by their bought government and representative actors.

Iceland, Hungary, and Russia, have now taken back control of their domestic economies,  and their currencies. Their Central Banks have been closed. Their banking cohorts and The IMF have been settled. The usual suspects have been evicted. The Rothschild consortia is persona non grata in Iceland, Hungary, and Russia.

Their banks were nationalised in France in the 1980s. When Macron was manipulated into the office of Financial Controller of France, The Rothschilds re-established their French interests.

The USD is worthless beyond its denomination in crude oil contracts, blackmailed purchases of US Treasury Paper (30 year bond), and arms sales. To meet the ‘enemies’ invented by America and its playmates.

After the insanity of Hoover spending 48 years as Director of The OBI-FBI (1924-1935-1972); having been appointed Director for life by LBJ (over the blackmail of LBJ concerning his sexual offences) the Director of The FBI became a 10 year contract at The President’s Pleasure.

Comey was appointed to a 10 year contract by Obama in 2013. Under the terms of his contract, he could be dismissed by The President at any time, for any reason, or no reason at all. To read anything more into that, signals those delivering the false message. Not the event itself.

Comey was involved in every deal allied to The Clintons; from The Iran-Contra CIA drug running, to The Hillary Email Affair. He was manipulating both The DOJ and The FBI, and attempting blackmails and manipulations to suit his agendas.

He needs no pity. He can write non-books. Or have them written for him. And he can do the idiot breakfast circuit and go on the liars talk circuit. All very lucrative. Apart from the odd billion he can access for supermarket shopping. And of course he is entitled to all kinds of benefits that would leave The Peanut Gallery Enthusiasts with nowhere to turn. But the truth must be a conspiracy theory. Remember The Grassy Knoll Affair from the terminally insane Conspiracy Theory Deniers.

And this is the character the hypocritical Dems. are crying was sacked by Trump, because he was closing in on The Russian Collusion. Comey has clearly demonstrated a professional lifelong disorder of insurmountable difficulties closing in on Truth and Reality.

The problem was, that Comey should have been terminated in January 2017, along with the other two of the leading Obama stooge triumvirate; DNI Clapper, and CIA Brennan, on 20/1/2017. DOJ Lynch was removed on the same day.

Following Brennan’s recent answers in Congressional inquiry. Amid the interminable hot air, the only relevant comment he made was ‘There is no evidence’.

NSA Rogers floats on. He was left in place as NSA is a Pentagon responsibility. Last October a number of heads of the 17 American intell agencies wanted Rogers removed. He was annoying them. Obama was preoccupied, not interested, and thought Rogers could be left to be the problem for his replacement (Trump).

As the others wanted Rogers out, Trump is considering him for National Security Advisor (APNSA). Current DNI is incumbent Coates.

Leaving a chronic, habitual, and accomplished liar and manipulator in his position, in an honest effort for him to outweigh his agenda of chasing smoke in The Russian Collusion Affair or even finding the truth in The Hillary Affair, was an overly trusting scenario. Particularly with a highly partisan and terminally dysfunctional MSM, led by CNN, MSNBC, NYT and WP.

As was said of Kissinger; ‘He lies because it is in his nature’. To that list you can add The Clintons and Obama. Albeit the latter was more leaning to the clueless and stooge syndrome.

When ‘journalists’ interview each other, particularly on MSM, they have nothing to say.

Maddow was raving about Trump’s tax returns. To shut her up, Kushner leaked, to one of her offsiders, five pages of one of Trump’s old returns. She raves on and flashes the useless find on one of her pukefests.

Before she finishes her grand scoop, Social is already running denouncements and comparisons, making her performance as billious as it could be.

Trump taped Comey. Then someone leaked to the mentally challenged that Comey kept memos concerning Trump, asking Comey not to investigate Flynn. Who, incidentally, resigned; he was not fired.

The Intell Communities operate through channels unknown to The Peanut Galleries. And will never be known or understood.

There is a site called Gliph. It’s a nonsense. As are the Dark Web Message Boards.

An NYT supremo named Michael Schmidt was fed a nonsense that some moron had planted on Gliph, concerning the alleged Russian Collusion Affair and the fictional Comey memos.

Scmidt writes up the stupidity for The NYT Rag. WP then picks up The NYT idiocy, embellishes it, and runs it. MSNBC Brian Williams interviews Schmidt, who skirts around the issue.

By now, The Peanut Galleries are positive about The Russian Collusion Affair and that Comey was sacked because he had the ‘evidence’ concerning Trump and Flynn.

America has a very great problem concerning its government, which has partnered with MSM and is in open warfare with The American Executive, The American Legislature, and The American People.

From the onset The Executive was receiving false intelligence. Wherever The Executive was pushed to act, it acted detrimentally. As I have previously indicated. Basic facts were withheld by The American Intelligence Community.

Kurdistan is an area between Iraq and Turkey. It has great oil reserves, but no one is prepared to recognise it as an independent nation state  Perhaps it’s to do with the oil.

There are also massive oil fields just off the coast where The Palestinians are being held captive, and in The Golan Heights and The Bekaa Valley.

The areas currently the subject of military conflicts in The Middle East, to establish The Islamic State, are the exact areas claimed as The Greater Israel. The IS forces of supposed Islamic Extremists, have never clashed with Israel. Israel occassionally clashes with Hezbollah; the current Lebanese Government. A recent encounter in Syria, concerned Hezbollah overcoming IS. So Israel struck Hezbollah.

IS snd its various affiliates were formed with Al Qaeda in Iraq, by The US State Department in 2006. In 2011 the IS forces moved to prosecute The Syrian Civil War.

America is quietly withdrawing from its aggressions in The Middle East. An arrangement with Saudi Arabia, and to an extent Egypt, has left those forces to continue the genocides in Yemen and South Sudan.

Qatar has been isolated and saddled with blames concerning ‘terrorist’ support, because it was convenient to change the image of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar has not been fully co-operating with American orders, concerning the currency denominations for its gas sales.

America is slowly defunding NATO, as Britain commenced a few years ago. Germany is withdrawing its military from Turkey. The Philippines has removed American military interests and moved economically closer to Russia and China.

The externally driven, Mindanao (Marawi) Civil War has been raging since 29/3/1969. The recent Manila incident is unrelated. Duterte has moved effective ground forces into the area and has commenced bombing the strongholds. Some 200,000 refugees are being managed. The Philippine Military is currently fighting 8 separate elements.

Currently: Israel is conspicuous by its silence in The Middle East, and America has quietly moved on.

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Text by G Squared, Edited by Martin H.

Humans Will Achieve Digital Immortality by 2045 and Our Bodies Will Be Machines Within 90 Years, Says Google Futurist

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

For anyone who has seen Ex Machina — an independent science fiction psychological thriller — the idea of transhumanism is nothing new. Ava, a humanoid robot, far exceeds expectations of what we normally associate with a machine. She displays an intelligence and adaptability to changing circumstances with the emotional sophistication of a real person — which, in turn, blurs the line between what we consider human and what we consider to be a soulless mechanical imitation. While Ava is a true robot — meaning she doesn’t possess any human material — the film depicted her in a way that was so totally adaptable to human emotions and logic, that it was easy to forget she wasn’t at least part human.

I found the timing with the release of the film in 2015 interesting — largely because, over the last five years or so, we’ve been bombarded with subtle imagery in advertising and the media of people who are half-human, half-machine. Examples can be seen in films like TranscendenceAvatar,Nexus and The Transhumanist Wager. Futurist video game developers, visual artists and techno-musicians have also jumped onto the transhumanist bandwagon in recent years, celebrating the idea of technologically upgraded human beings, who enjoy immortality and are free from all the annoying human maladies that we experience today.

Jason Silva, founder of Shots of Awe, is one of the most well-known futurists and has a large following of younger generations. Here’s one of his most popular films, viewed over a quarter of a million times on YouTube. Notice the sweeping, emotional music — as well as the quick moving imagery, which overlays photographs of humans with some form of technology. Silva also speaks with a fast, convincing and confident style.

“To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman”

These transhuman “amalgams” are portrayed as “super-humans” that will solve all our health, psychological and physical problems. Personally, I find the whole sales-pitch and movement towards transhumanism to be exceptionally disturbing. Many, however, suffer no qualms about it. In fact, they are enthusiastic supporters. One such person is Ray Kurzweil, an inventor, futurist and current director of engineering at Google.

A Brave New World of Transhumanism

In just over a three decades, we will be able to upload our entire mind into computers and become digitally immortal — a process classified as “singularity” — according to Kurzweil. He also predicts that biological parts of our body will be completely replaced with mechanical parts as early as 2100.

What exactly is singularity and where did the idea originate?

Journalist Victoria Woollaston explains in the Daily Mail:

Technological singularity is the development of ‘super-intelligence’ brought about through the use of technology.

The first use of the term ‘singularity’ refer to technological minds was by mathematician John von Neumann.

Neumann in the mid-1950s said: ‘ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue.’

The term was then used by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge who believes brain-computer interfaces are causes of the singularity.

Ray Kurzweil cited von Neumann’s use of the term in a foreword to von Neumann’s classic The Computer and the Brain.

Kurzweil predicts the singularity to occur around 2045 while Vinge predicts it will happen before 2030.

In Kurweil’s book, The Singularity Is Near, he explores the journey that is leading us in the direction toward transhumanism. Recent advancements in neural engineering and brain modeling, as well as technologies that replace biological functions, will make it possible.

Already we’re seeing examples, like an implant that is attached to the brain’s cochlear nerve and elect…. Other technologies are being developed that re-establish motor skills after the nervous system has suffered damage. 3D printing is also making strides in creating human body parts, such as the prosthetic ear created at Cornell University.

Kurzweil goes on to say that “we’re going to become increasingly non-biological … [where] the biological part is not important any more.” He adds, “We do need a body, our intelligence is directed towards a body but it doesn’t have to be this frail, biological body that is subject to all kinds of failure modes.”

He believes that we will also have a variety of non-biological bodies in the future.

‘We can create bodies with nano technology, we can create virtual bodies and virtual reality in which the virtual reality will be as realistic as the actual reality. The virtual bodies will be as detailed and convincing as real bodies.

‘But in the future it’s not going to be a little picture in a virtual environment you’re looking at. It will feel like this is your body and you’re in that environment and your body is the virtual body and it can be as realistic as real reality.

‘So we’ll be routinely able to change our bodies very quickly as well as our environments. If we had radical life extension only, we would get profoundly bored and we would run out of things to do and new ideas,’ he said.

Sounds like progress. Or is it?

The Dark Side of Transhumanism

Whenever I hear about a new technology that increases longevity, I have a mixed reaction. On one side, it gives those who are struggling with life-threatening illness hope. But let’s face it, even when we’re in the prime of health, our attena perk up whenever we hear about any discovery that might extend our health and lengthen our lives. On the other side, I feel that all the advancements in medicine over the last hundred years or so have contributed to many of the problems facing humanity today, mainly because of overpopulation. However, when we venture into the realm of transhumanism — which has the potential to extend human life indefinitely — we open a whole new Pandora’s box of ethical questions.

Transhumanism: a Pandora’s box of ethical questions.

Kyle Munkittrick, Program Director for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, gives us some good food for thought to mull over before we race headlong into a transhumanist future:

Transhumanists are trying to escape aging — and its inevitable symp…… Death and aging are why we value children. … I would add it’s also why we value our own life. Moreover, death sweeps away the old and allows the new to emerge.”

Then there is the question of overpopulation. Already there are 6.7 billion of us, “ever-hungry and all want SUV’s and flat screens and will do whatever it takes to man or beast to get them … and are stripping the earth”, according to Munkittrick.

Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York, agrees.

“There are several problems with the pursuit of immortality, one of which is particularly obvious. If we all live (much, much) longer, we all consume more resources and have more children, leading to even more overpopulation and environmental degradation,” he said. “We simply don’t have space, water and other prime materials to feed a forever exponentially increasing population [regardless of the advances in agricultural technology].”

For myself, as someone who has delved deeply into Buddhism for almost two decades, I can’t help but believe transhumanism is nothing more than a way to deny what it means to be human: birth, aging, death. Think about all the time monks around the world meditate on their own death, the fleeting nature of life and the irrefutable truth of change.

From a Western perspective, you would assume this kind of orientation creates a very dour, depressed, “why bother?” kind of person. But it actually does just the opposite. Contemplating these facts of life actually make one more appreciative and aware, while lessening the auto-pilot habit most of us are in each day. Life is treasured as the precious thing it truly is, something to be honored. All the major religious traditions acknowledge the brief nature of physical life and how we should value it accordingly. I, for one, believe they’re onto something.

Maybe the question shouldn’t be how to extend life indefinitely through technological advancement, but rather how do we fully embrace our transient humanity to the fullest.

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About the author:

Carolanne Wright enthusiastically believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, Carolanne has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of organic living, gratefulness and joyful orientation for over 13 years.

Through her website Thrive-Living.net, she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people from around the world who share a similar vision. You can also follow Carolanne on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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Who’s destroying England? London attacks and the war against Brexit: Rappoport

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Who’s destroying England?

London attacks and the war against Brexit

NOTE: Watch Paul Watson’s shocking video, The Truth about ‘Refugees’

by Jon Rappoport

June 4, 2017

“Here’s a great idea, boys. Gather around. We’re going to build, on top of every national government on the European continent, another government, bigger, more bloated, more corrupt, more powerful. Who’ll notice? Who’ll care?”

“Terrific. Love it. But ultimately we’ll need to destroy all those separate countries and rule the whole continent as one entity. We can do that, yes. We’ll open all borders and let in a massive flow of immigrants and erase national identities. Terror attacks will multiply. We’ll put a lid on talking about immigrants as the cause of the terror. Call it hate speech. We’ll train the population of Europe to accept terrorism as part of the glorious future. It makes no logical sense, but so what? No top-down ideology ever made sense. We’ll preach unlimited tolerance and love. We’ll be a de facto Church of sorts. We’ll hypnotize the whole continent…” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

As I was writing this article, multiple terror attacks were launched in London. To say the human destruction “once again raised the question of immigration” would be a vast understatement.

In the run-up to the Brexit vote in 2016, immigration came to the fore as the key issue. But of course, the European Union has a policy of opening borders of all member countries.

The EU wants one continent, no separate countries—and the way to achieve that is by creating a massive flood of migrants. Destroy traditions and cultures that define countries. In the process, accept terrorism as “inevitable.” Don’t talk or write about the actual effects of immigration. That would be “hate speech.” Keep eyes and mouth shut, and march straight ahead into a future of one European continent ruled from above by the EU.

Ever since the UK vote to leave the unelected, terminally corrupt, and rotting edifice known as the European Union, stall tactics and threats have been launched at Brits.

First it was, “It’s going to take a long time to untangle the UK from the EU, it’s very complicated.” Actually, that tactic was predated by Prince Obama traveling to England to warn the population they’d stand at the back of the line in forming separate trade deals with the US, if they left the EU. It’s called interfering in the political affairs of another nation. Now it’s the EU and Queen Merkel beating the UK to the punch by plotting trade deals with India and China, in order to leave the British out in the cold.

But the basic question is, Is Britain a nation? Does it exist? It’s a question citizens are supposed to answer. Not Merkel, Obama, or the EU.

This issue, in case it’s unclear, is all about Globalism. According to that totalitarian political philosophy, of which the EU is a standard bearer, there are no nations. There are only mega-corporations and banks.

As the recently departed guru of the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission, Zbigniew Brzezinski, wrote in 1969, “[The] nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.”

This is not only a political and economic statement, it’s a prescriptive piece of psychological advice: Stop thinking of yourself as a citizen of a country; you’re a global citizen; you exist and function at the pleasure of a new collaborative international order.

And the new order will triumph. Bow your heads and accept it.

Unless people get up on their hind legs and say no, which is what happened in the 2016 Brexit vote.

Defection. Decentralization. Independence.

Hideous words to the ears of Globalists.

Their basic strategy, since the end of World War 2, has been to spin a highly complex network of political and economic relationships, from one end of the world to the other—a labyrinth—from which escape is seen as virtually impossible.

Trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT are only part of this system. The EU itself keeps churning out thousands of rules, regulations, and laws.

Build the maze; put national governments and populations in the maze.

Then more or less claim the planet would collapse without the maze.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker just issued a “maze statement” to President Trump after Trump rejected the Globalist Paris Climate (non-) Treaty: “Europe’s duty is to say: it’s not like that. The Americans can’t just leave the climate protection agreement. Mr. Trump believes that [he can] because he doesn’t know the details…We tried to explain that to Mr. Trump in Taormina in clear German sentences. It seems that our attempt failed, but the law is the law, and it must be obeyed. Not everything which is law and not everything in international agreements is fake news, and we have to comply with it.”

Supremely arrogant, Juncker was winging it and writing his own script, because, in fact, the US didn’t sign on to a treaty in Paris. Obama tried to unilaterally bind the US to the climate pact, when a two-third’s vote by the US Senate is actually required for such international agreements. And no Senate vote was taken.

But this is the EU’s preemptive attitude toward defection, decentralization, and independence.

In the case of Brexit, climate change wasn’t the issue. Immigration was. The EU tried its best to chastise England for daring to insist unlimited numbers of migrants might be too many. “You’re in the maze, stay in the maze.”

And there is another vector of attack being launched at England: reminders the nation is evil for its colonial practices, which can never, ever be erased. But the covert leaders in that propaganda effort, the EU and its Globalist bosses, feel entitled in their own attempt to colonize the whole planet. “Your colonizing was bad, ours is good.”

With an annual budget in the vicinity of $100 billion, the EU is intractably corrupt and incompetent. It’s estimated that $5 billion a year is stolen from that budget. As for the other $95 billion, what is it for? Nations can govern themselves. The EU could disappear tomorrow and no one would catch a cold. The entire bloated structure, employing between 30 and 50 thousand people (depending on how far the count is extended) is a vast boondoggle.

It’s astonishing that anyone in the UK would feel a sense of loyalty to the EU.

There is nothing strange about Brexit at all. It’s a natural reaction: One day, a house pet goes outside and wanders off into the woods and never comes back. Who is really surprised?

The “system” called the EU insists that terrorism is somehow a price the British people must pay for entering “a better future for all.” Don’t ask what that future looks like. Don’t think about it. The UK doesn’t have the right to set its own immigration policy.

The chaos and destruction that result from open borders are simply an “adjustment period,” after which things will settle down. A new and better England and Europe will emerge. Diversity will triumph. How? Don’t worry about that, be happy.

You see, diversity is a high-minded principle, and by definition it implies a more humane society. Therefore, there is no counter-evidence. Facts are unimportant.

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The latest London attacks are a message to the British people: You may have exited from the EU, but the EU policy on immigration still stands.

No it doesn’t. Britain is free to set its own policy.

To do so, politically correct speech will have to be jettisoned. Facts will have to be widely expressed. Lies will have to be widely exposed.

The EU will need to be named as a driving force in immigration, and the results of migration will need to be laid at its door.

The EU sees immigrant terrorism as its ticket to greater control over Europe.

The London attacks are a challenge thrown in Britain’s face. Bow down and accept; or rebel.

Leaving the EU means LEAVING the EU.

How many times must British citizens witness these attacks and watch police come in after the fact? How long before leaving means LEAVING?

How long before the British people realize that the flood of migrants is not simply “a refugee crisis” created by the US and its allies, whose imperialist policies of Empire and wars in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, initiate “blowback?”

How long before they see numbers of these “refugees” are just military-age young men who arrive with destruction on their minds?

How long before they see England is riddled with EU agents who are “forwarding a humane immigration policy,” come hell or high water?

One continent, under no liberty and no justice, with suffering and slavery for all.

How long before they leave THAT?

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/london-attacks-and-the-war-against-brexit/

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

London Terror Attacks: Links And Live Updates

London Terror Attack

London terror attacks: Keep calm and carry on replaced by Run, Hide, Tell

Nearly a decade ago, London’s response to a terror attack was a resolute: Keep calm and carry on.

But after a spate of recent attacks, including the deaths of children and families at a concert in Manchester last month, the first sign of a crack in the resolute British demeanour was contained in a social media post from the Metropolitan Police service, sent to its nearly 900,000 followers: “RUN, HIDE, TELL.”

READ MORE:

https://www.smh.com.au/world/london-terror-attacks-keep-calm-and-carry-on-replaced-by-run-hide-tell-20170603-gwjxcn.html

https://www.itv.com/news/story/2017-06-04/london-attacks-confirmed-as-terrorism/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/jun/03/london-bridge-closed-after-serious-police-incident-live

Full Rundown of evens so far, from associated Press:

LONDON — The Latest on an incident on London Bridge (all times local)

8:37 a.m.

London’s Ambulance Service says more than 30 people have been taken to hospitals for treatment around the capital following the London Bridge attacks.

A number of other patients were treated for less serious injuries in the center of the city, after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on the bridge. Witnesses told of men with large knives stabbing passersby at nearby Borough Market

Some 80 medics responded to the incident including ambulance crews and an advanced trauma team from London’s air ambulance.

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8:23 a.m.

Photographer Gabriele Sciotto captured a picture of one of the attackers wearing what appear to be canisters strapped to his chest.

The 25-year-old Sciotto says he was on his way home from a pub when he saw a man running toward him telling him to turn around and run because there was a terrorist attack. As a documentary filmmaker, though, his instincts were to keep going.

He says that at first, “it didn’t look too dangerous.”

The men went into Borough Market, but they turned around and ran toward the Wheatsheaf Pub after being confronted by a police officer. He says suddenly a lot of police came from the other direction.

He says “(the attackers) had no clue what they were doing. They were scared. The police were scared.

He took the photograph after the men had been shot.

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4 a.m.

London’s police say six people died and 20 were injured in the attacks in the center of London. Police shot dead three suspects.

The Metropolitan Police’s head of counter-terrorism Mark Rowley said early Sunday that police believe all the attackers were killed but are conducting further investigation to make certain this is the case.

Rowley says the suspects were confronted and shot by police “within eight minutes of the first call.”

Rowley says the three attackers were wearing what appeared to be suicide vests but they turned out to be hoaxes.

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3:12 a.m.

Japan has issued a travel advisory warning its nationals to avoid places of what it calls potential targets in London, including sightseeing spots, department stores, markets, concert venues and political rallies.

The warning comes amid unfolding terrorist attacks at London Bridge and nearby Borough Market.

The Foreign Ministry says Japanese visitors should “pay close attention to the surroundings, and leave quickly if any suspicious signs are seen.”

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2:47 a.m.

The London Ambulance Service says more than 20 people have been injured in the vehicle and knife attack in the London Bridge area.

The service says “we have taken at least 20 patients to six hospitals across London.” Several other people were treated at the scene for less serious injuries.

It is urging people only to call an ambulance in an emergency as they treat victims of the attack.

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2:20 a.m.

The U.S. State Department says that the “United States condemns the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians in London this evening.”

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday evening: “The United States stands ready to provide any assistance authorities in the United Kingdom may request.”

She said: “Our hearts are with the families and loved ones of the victims. We wish a full and quick recovery to those injured in the attacks. All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”

The agency’s statement was similar in tone to a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier in the evening: “Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there – WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS! ”

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2:15 a.m.

Australia’s foreign minister describes the incidents at London Bridge and London’s Borough Market as a “shocking situation.”

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says in a statement: “We stand ready to support the British government as it responds to these attacks and our thoughts are with those injured and their families.”

The Australian Government is seeking to determine if any Australians are involved or affected in any way.

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2:10 a.m.

The editor of the Sun tweeted that the newspaper has confirmed the blasts heard outside its offices were police-controlled explosions.

The blasts occurred at 1:23 a.m. and 1:25 a.m.

A third explosion was heard a few minutes later near The Shard, an iconic skyscraper close to London Bridge, the Sun reported. Several fire engines were parked outside the building at the time of the blast.

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1:55 a.m.

The Sun newspaper reported that two explosions were heard outside the paper’s offices near London Bridge. The blasts, which occurred at 1:23 a.m. and 1:25 a.m., are believed to have been controlled explosions carried out by police, the newspaper said.

A third explosion was heard a few minutes later near The Shard, an iconic skyscraper close to London Bridge, the Sun reported. Several fire engines were parked outside the building at the time of the blast.

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1:50 a.m.

As in Manchester two weeks ago, Londoners were quick to offer assistance to those caught up in the attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Phaldip Singh, who describes himself as an entrepreneur and youth activist, tweeted that Sikh Gurdwaras were open to provide food and shelter for those affected by the attacks. Gurdwaras are places of worship that traditionally serve simple meals to anyone, regardless of their religion.

The Royal Oak pub in Southwark opened its doors to people evacuated from hotels inside the area cordoned off by police. At least one minicab company tweeted an offer of free rides for people stranded in the area.

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1:40 a.m.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has condemned the incidents at London Bridge and on Borough Market, describing them as “a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners.”

The mayor issued a statement early Sunday in which he urged the public to remain calm as the situation is still unfolding.

He says that his thoughts are with everyone affected.

“This was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night,” Khan said. “I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts.”

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1:15 a.m.

U.S. President Donald Trump is arguing in favor of his controversial travel ban as London authorities respond to reports of a string of attacks.

London authorities are investigating reports that a vehicle has hit pedestrians on London Bridge. Two other incidents also are being reported.

Trump began tweeting about the attacks an hour or so after initial news reports. One tweet read: “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”

Federal courts have blocked Trump’s travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from anywhere in the world. His administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate it.

Trump also tweeted a pledge of help and support for London.

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1:05 a.m.

Police say a hit-and-run and stabbings on and near London Bridge have been officially declared a “terrorist incident.”

Armed officers flooded the busy area of the city after a van struck multiple people on the bridge. Witnesses also reported seeing people being stabbed by at least one man.

Police say the incidents occurred on the bridge and at Borough Market a short distance away.

The force initially said they were also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London. But they said later that turned out to be an unrelated stabbing.

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12:55 a.m.

Police say they are working with Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution to evacuate public from the London Bridge incident.

Police say a vehicle reportedly ran down pedestrians on London Bridge, and there were reports of stabbings nearby.

The BBC says more than one person has been killed.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the incident “is being treated as a potential act of terrorism.”

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12:42 a.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says an incident involving a vehicle and reported stabbings in London “is being treated as a potential act of terrorism.”

May says it is a “fast-moving investigation” and her thoughts are with those caught up in the “dreadful events.”

Police say a vehicle reportedly ran down pedestrians on London Bridge, and there were reports of stabbings nearby. They has also responded to an incident in another area of London, Vauxhaul.

The BBC says more than one person has been killed.

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12:36 a.m.

Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the Labour Party, said on Twitter: “Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Thank you to the emergency services.”

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12:19 a.m.

Downing Street says Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee on Sunday.

A spokesman for May says the prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated.

May has not commented yet but in the past she has convened her emergency security Cabinet known as Cobra after major incidents.

Britain’s official terror threat had recently been lowered from “critical” after a bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

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12 a.m.

London police say they are responding to reports that a vehicle hit pedestrians on London Bridge and that there were stabbings at busy Borough Market nearby.

Soon after they responded to another incident in the Vauxhall area, over a mile away.

The Metropolitan Police says armed officers have been sent to the scenes and shots were fired. They did not say if officers fired the shots.

The force has tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.

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11:50 p.m.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May says she is being briefed on the incident at London Bridge.

The spokesman says the prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated.

May has not commented yet but in the past she has convened her emergency security Cabinet known as Cobra after major incidents.

Britain’s official terror threat had recently been lowered from “critical” after a bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s spokesman says Trump has been briefed by his national security team and he will be provided with updates.

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11:40 p.m.

British transport police say there are reports of multiple casualties following a major incident on London Bridge.

Nick Brandon of the British Transport Police control room says he has received reports of an incident possibly involving a knife and a vehicle.

Witnesses have reported seeing people hit by a vehicle on London Bridge. Police say they’re responding to an incident there and another at Borough Market, a busy area of pubs and restaurants nearby.

He said the seriousness of the injuries is not yet known.

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11:30 p.m.

London police are treating injured people on a small street some 500 meters (yards) southwest of London Bridge, where witnesses say pedestrians were hit by a vehicle and police say they are responding to an incident.

Britain’s Press Association news agency says members of the public were told to run away as fast as they could from the area, which is filled with restaurants and pubs.

Nick Archer, who was in the London Bridge area, says he came out of a bar and looked to his left and saw a man lying on the ground. He thought the person had been drinking, but then police vans flew by.

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11:25 p.m.

London police say they are responding to an incident at Borough Market, a popular tourist area with restaurants and bars a short distance from London Bridge, where a vehicle is reported to have hit pedestrians.

The Metropolitan Police force says armed officers are responding at both scenes.

Witnesses have reported seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge. Police have closed a nearby railway station and told people to get away from the area.

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11:10 p.m.

London’s transportation authority has closed three London Underground stations near London Bridge, where police say they are dealing with an incident and witnesses report seeing a vehicle hitting pedestrians.

An eyewitness tells Sky News he saw people who seemed to have been run over and people being placed in an ambulance covered in blankets.

London Metropolitan Police have said only that they are dealing with an incident on the bridge, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that people should follow police on Twitter for updates.

Another eyewitness tells Sky he heard a burst of gunfire during the incident.

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11 p.m.

British police say they are dealing with an “incident” on London Bridge.

Witnesses report a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground.

Transport for London says busy London Bridge station has been closed at the request of police.

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Illusions of The Mighty, By G Squared.

Manchester bombingsThere is more to the bombings in Manchester and Kabul, at the onset of Ramadan.

As there is more to The Cholera in Yemen. And as there is more to the onging destruction of American history (de-Christianising, protecting the guilty, Confederacy and Slavery).

The steady diet of rewrites of foreign history and American Supremacy. The deceptions of the destroyed American educational system. MSM has taken its addicted to the ends of the limbs; from where it can never return.

America no longer exists. It died in Eastern Europe in 2014, as I wrote. Beyond that, it’s all an illusion. The English Empire died in Western Europe in 2014.

Trump was the only choice. If the insane one had prevailed, wars devastating America would have raged, leaving a bankrupt, vanquished and devastated homeland beyond that seen in The American Depression. Canada would have needed a border wall to protect itself from everything south to Tierra del Fuego.

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When Ma Clinton was recently (May 2017) comparing Trump to Nixon, she forgot to tell her diminishing admirers that she was kicked off The Watergate Commission. A real accomplishment.

The fact that Bubba was impeached, with a Senate delay to allow him to walk at the end of his disastrous term, has also been forgotten.

As is the fact that his file at Oxford was marked NDG (no degree granted). Violent serial rape, is apparently not a degree course at Oxford. The Eileen Wellstone Affair of 1969. He was told to leave Oxford and that he would not be permitted to return.

Expelling Rhodians is not kosher. Albeit The Rogues is a political throw away and not granted for academic excellence (Hawke, Abbott, Turnbull, Clinton). And of course The Nobel Peace Prize is hardly for what is generally believed (Kissinger, Obama, Gore).

Bill Clinton was issued an honourary throw away doctorate in June 1994. Webster Hubbell’s daughter, Chelsea, was enrolled at University College Oxford, from which Bubba was asked to leave.

Bubba’s file was sanitised and infers he was there from 1968 to 1970. Which contradicts the other lie, that he was absent from Oxford, while he was protesting The Vietnam Draft. Both Clinton and GWB dodged military service. Both were fervent warmongers during their presidencies.

Fred Butler; Lord Butler of Brockwell, former Cabinet Secretary under Thatcher, Major, and , Blair, and Master of University College Oxford, advised that ‘The College was pleased to extend the link with The Clinton Family’.

And upon the further recommendations of British and American advisors, The University implemented ‘security measures’, and other students were advised not to discuss her with the press.

The inordinate costs to protect the coddled and valuable one directly and indirectly, courtesy of The American Government, and payoffs to mommy and step-daddy. And of course Chelsea’s ‘interfaith’ marriage to the Clinton Foundation employed fraudster, Marc Mezvinsky in 2010 was paid for by ‘supporters’ of The Clintons.

Marc’s great ‘Fund’ hit the inevitable reality curve towards the end of 2016. Momma would have bailed it out Big Time if so many Americans hadn’t voted against her, the multi-voting and box stuffing frauds had not been interferred with, and The GHWB-CIA faction had not been interrupted, for the first time since 4/11/1980.

Chelsea completed an Oxford doctorate ‘programme’ between 2001 and 2014. Primarily from home in New York. She was a legend at Stanford between 1997 and 2001 for her undergrad BA. Honours; of course. And no formal entry required at Oxford. The theses indicate serious collusion and predictable content.

Her wiki file, ’employments’, and the boards on which she allegedly sits; are in the grand art form of concocted public relations.

At Stanford there was the bullet proof glass everywhere, the security cameras, even in hallways, and the de rigueur plain clothes Secret Service army. The latter actually filling the dorms where ordinary students would have been. Even as a student her wardrobe was by Donatella Versace.

How the one percent really live. Hardly representing the average working classes.

But of course, The Super Elites are just 1% of that 1%. Generations deep, and hardly the celebrities the herds would know.

Obama jaunted about recently, parallel to Trump’s grand tour. He being the absolute presidential travel master during his disastrous term.

Why Obama was following Trump is somewhat confused. He might still think he’s President. He and the great Michelle used a private jet with fighter aircraft escort. They stayed in $15,000 a night suites. And the  large entourage and Secret Service army, also needed housing and feeding.

Everything courtesy of The American Taxpayer until they have both gone to their reward. His benfits pass to her on his demise. Enough to feed Obamas for generations to come. What a legacy.

He wasn’t getting the same receptions as The Don. And the yummy petite Michelle had naughties printed about her when she ponced into the ancient Duomo di Siena Catholic Cathedral in Tuscany with her closet Mohamadan partner. Michelle had a somewhat wardrobe malfunction.

You can take the girl out of the ‘village’; but you can’t take the ……….

They proclaiming; Trinity United Church of Christ converts from United Methodist, then ‘resigned’ over The Jeremiah Wright Affair. The ‘Background’ is good. No wonder Obama jumped.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Wright_controversy

He was paid $400,000 each for two talks in America, then trotted to Italy to be paid $3,000,000 for one speech. Hillary was paid $675,000 to give three speeches at Goldmans fun fests.

They have nothing to say. And certainly nothing to read. But then, I never employed them as lackeys. And from the other perspective, empty vessels make the loudest noises.

Obama had Goldmans advisors work him through his Sequesters and Sanctions. His Stimuli were Fed scripts. In effect from the same shop.

When The British Prime Minister appoints the senior ranks of The Church of England; they are given a list of one name. Similarly, when The American President appoints the chairperson of The Federal Reserve System, he is given a list of one name.

When Ben Bernanke moved on (3/2/2014) to The Brookings Institute (where faithful and obedient retire. Gillard resides there) he was replaced as Fed Chairperson by the intellectualised token Janet Yellen. The clueless Elizabeth Coleman remaining as Inspector General (Alan Grayson Congressional questioning).

The real control now residing with Stanley Fischer; as Vice Chairman (16/6/2014). Bernanke was one of Fischer’s doctoral students. Fischer practices The New Keynesian School. Which means; Government Deficit Spending is the logic.

He was Chief Economist at The World Bank (1988-1990), First Managing Director of The IMF (1994-2001), and Governor of The Bank of Israel (2005-2013). Israel’s Central Bank. He holds the mandatory Israeli-American dual citizenship. He is a quality tested Rothschild operative.

America is to be debt – and – conflict driven to oblivion if Trump cannot control The Fed, The International Banks, The Washington Establishment, The American MSM, and the insanities derived from there. Apart from reforming Tax and Regulation, reinstating The Constitution, extricating from Foreign Wars of Aggression, securing a legitimate monetised currency, introducing a genuine electoral system, and reigning in rogue elements, as The American Intel Community.

Unless he maintains his current position and extends that by removing RINOs, Liberals and Hawks from Congress, and extending comfortable majorities in both houses, the prospects of a workable America with a future are not good.

Trump is ‘owned’ by the international banks. He could not exist without them. He has three well hidden senior Goldmans advisors in his face.

When Marcos’ American assets were stolen by The American Government, the 40 Wall Street was given to Trump for $1 million plus hand outs. At the time it was worth about $40 million.

Kushner lives at 666 Fifth Avenue; bought by Kushner Properties in 2007 for $1.8 billion. A 41 storey building opposite The Rockefeller Centre. Citigroup is the largest tenant.

In 2008, a section of the property was sold to The Stanley Chera Group for $525 million. In March 2017; Anbang Insurance Group (China)offered $1.6 billion for the remaining office areas and $1.25 billion for the remaining retail areas. A total value of $3.375 billion for the leveraged purchase of $1.8 billion, a decade before.

Those dealings being discussed as ‘Unusually favourable’. It also included a retirement of a Kushner debt in the order of $340 million to Vornado Realty Trust.

But also, in March 2017, The Zaha Hadid Group offered $12 billion for the property. A new 1,400 ft. construction, with a name change to 660 Fifth Avenue, to be undertaken.

Kushner was already working ahead in Saudi Arabia and Israel before the boss arrived.

All this while young Jared gives an excellent rendition of an apprentice, wife Ivanka is in training to be the first female president in 2032, Flynn is vilified for taking Russian lunch money in 2015, Judges are protecting illegals, The Senate plays games with votes on health and appropriations, The GOP is fractured by RINOs, Hawks, and Liberals, California is running out of water, environmental imbeciles have invaded the narrative, idiotic manufactured wars are raging, bad politically motivated intel is delivered as legitimate, The MSM raves concoctions without end, public servants lie under oath and refuse to honour subpoenas, and idiot brigades are searching for illusions of Russian interventions in their elections and attempting to impeach Trump for collusion by associates talking to Russians and foreigners renting rooms in his hotels.

Over the end of 1995 and beginning of 1996, Bill Clinton ran out of money, and The American Federal Government closed down. The Fed was demonstrating its might.

Various pieces of legislation between 2011 and 2013 brought about Obama’s sequestration waffles, about a need for Americans to tighten their belts, (The Goldmans invented Sequester). He allegedly foregoing some of his salary.

Part of the nonsense was a smoke screen to cut back the vanquished and over sized military machine. Jade Helm was a subsequent part of that About which I had written at the time. Controlled Alternative ran even with MSM for the inventiveness of stupidities concerning Jade Helm.

Ma Clinton demonstrated astonishing control at The Al Smith Dinner in New York on 20/10/2016; as Trump hinted at her extensive baggage. There was a hope that she would spin into one of her toxic spasms. Unfortunately she It was probably past her sleepy time.

https://youtu.be/NnRVAzFa6Og

Text by G Squared, edited by Martin H