Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Fake News and the National Security State

In this week’s episode of The Geopolitical Report with Kurt Nimmo, we examine a recent revelation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on a Pentagon psychological operation in Iraq following the 2003 invasion by the United States. From there we look at how the CIA spawned its Operation Mockingbird...
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Fake News and False Flags – How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm...

The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Bell Pottinger's output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could...
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Google’s Jigsaw: Undermining Alternative Media

In this premier episode of The Geopolitical Report with Kurt Nimmo, we examine Google’s Jigsaw, an emerging technology that will be used on the internet to counter speech and ideas considered “extremist” by the global elite. Initially beta tested on radical Islamists, we demonstrate how Google and its partners...
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Syrian Al Qaeda Leader Says Groups Is Receiving Weapons, Money, And Logistics From US

In an interview with a German newspaper, the Al-Nusra leader said he received American-made TOW missiles directly from Western intelligence officials including Turkey, Israel, and the United States. A battlefield leader for the “Syrian Al Qaeda” terrorist group Jahbat al-Nusra claimed the United States is still helping the group fight...
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Top US general warns Syrian no-fly zone means war with Russia

The enforcement of a "no-fly" zone in Syria would mean a US war with both Syria and Russia, the top US uniformed commander told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spelled out the grave implications of the policy...
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AP interview with Syrian President Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Associated Press sat down with Syrian President Bashar Assad at a palace in downtown Damascus. Here's a full transcript of the interview: Q: I will start by talking about the cease-fire in Syria. Russia, the U.S., and several countries say a cease-fire could be revived...
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ISIS propaganda video claims to show U.S. special ops training Syrian fighters

A U.S.-led coalition has been bombing ISIS targets in the Middle East for two years. On Wednesday, the operation's commander said its bombs have killed 45,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria. Lieutenant General Sean McFarland estimated the terror group may be down to 15,000 fighters. U.S. special operations forces are...
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Former CIA deputy director: I want to scare Bashar al-Assad

Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA, suggested on Monday that the United States should support more aggressive action by Syrian rebels in the civil war. "When we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shi'a militia, who were killing American soldiers," Morell told "CBS This...
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Why Ohio has purged at least 200,000 from the voter rolls

CHRIS BURY: Larry Harmon, a lifelong Ohioan who has lived in the same house near Akron for 16 years, never gave his voting registration a second thought. LARRY HARMON: I’ve been voting since 1976. A couple of times I didn’t vote. If I felt I wasn’t up on the issues...
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Trump Wants To Stop The New Cold War

Cohen says the media at large is doing a huge disservice to the American people by ignoring the substance of Trump's arguments about NATO and Russia, and buying the Clinton campaign's simplistic smear that Trump is a Russian "Manchurian candidate." "That reckless branding of Trump as a Russian agent, most...

In Political Fights Over Chilcot Report, Iraqi Lives Don’t Matter

The bitter political debate over the 2003 Iraq War resumed once again on Wednesday in the United Kingdom and the United States, thanks to the release of a report on the British role in the invasion and occupation. Parsing the report, prepared by a committee of Privy Counsellors chaired by...
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French Labor Law, Brexit, and Greek Austerity: Class War Against European Workers

Economist Richard Wolff says the old European elite believed it could fix their broken capitalism on the backs of the masses and that has proved to be a fatal mistake. Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor...
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Alan Greenspan on Brexit, U.S. Economy, and Inflation

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan discusses fallout the U.K.'s Brexit referendum, U.S. economic growth, wage and economic stagnation, central banks, low productivity, and his call for inflation in the U.S. economy. He speaks with Bloomberg's Michael McKee and Tom Keene on Bloomberg. U.K. policy makers miscalculated and made a...
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How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia. Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is the author of The...
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Gold supply to drop by 7 pct by 2021 – Newmont CEO

Due to the past price performance of gold, supply is constrained says Gary Goldberg, president and CEO of Newmont Mining. "We see the medium- to long-term as being very good," said Goldberg in an interview with MINING.com earlier this month talking about gold prices and buying trends in India and...
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French President Threatens to Outlaw Protests Against Labor Reforms

Le Monde Diplomatique's Renaud Lambert says social movement and the government are locking horns, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and President Francois Hollande have both said that they will not budge. SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. France is making...
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The Wall Street Economy Has Taken Over the Real Economy and Is Draining It!

GORDON LONG: Thank you for joining us. I’m Gordon Long with the Financial Repression Authority. It’s my pleasure to have with me today Dr. Michael Hudson Professor Hudson’s very well known in terms of the FIRE economy to—I think, to a lot of our listeners, or at least he’s...
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Saudis To Kerry: We Created ISIS…And CIA Knew

The Saudis have been forthcoming lately about their involvement in the creation and funding of ISIS. But as with the US creation of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in the 1980's, there was plenty of US support. Intervention blowback continues... It was US intervention in the Middle East, say the Saudis,...
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Defense Dept: It’s primarily al-Nusra who holds Aleppo, Colonel Steve Warren

Excerpt from the Video: COL. WARREN: ... That said, it's primarily al-Nusra who holds Aleppo, and of course, al-Nusra is not part of the cessation of hostilities. So it's complicated. We're watching it. Our focus, though, as the Combined Joint Task Force, is ISIL. And so don't forget that, that's...
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Closing Panama Tax Haven Will Require Fighting the Most Powerful Lobby In the World

Michael Hudson is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is the author of The Bubble and Beyond and Finance Capitalism and its Discontents. His most recent book is titled Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global...
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Special Drawing Right (SDR)

The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. As of March 2016, 204.1 billion SDRs (equivalent to about $285 billion) had been created and allocated to members. SDRs can be exchanged for freely usable currencies. The value...
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Rickards: Why Gold Is Going To $10,000

Bestselling author Jim Rickards sits down with Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough to discuss his new book, “The New Case for Gold,” and why a cocktail of factors makes it more critical than ever for investors to protect their portfolios with gold.
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Former Fed President: We Injected Cocaine And Heroin Into The System To Create A...

Just two months ago, former Fed President Dick Fisher admitted that "The Fed front-loaded an enormous market rally in order to create a wealth effect." Today he is back, taking a victory lap onthe 7th anniversary of the crisis lows by explaining, rather stunningly, to CNBC that "we injected...
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Subprime Mortgage Whistleblowers Warn Bigger Crash on Its Way

Whistleblowers Richard Bowen and Michael Winston, along with UMKC's Bill Black, discuss the rampant fraud at Countrywide and Citigroup and how today's high foreclosure rates in states like Nevada could be a sign of what's to come.
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Saudi Arabia official: If all else fails, remove Syria’s Assad by force

Munich, Germany (CNN) Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says if the Syrian political process fails, President Bashar al-Assad will have to be removed "by force." "I believe Bashar al-Assad is weak and I believe Bashar al-Assad is finished," Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive...
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Did Financial Giant Goldman Sachs Just Admit the System is Rigged?

Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. The head of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, has a bone to pick with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. In an interview on Wednesday he said he was concerned Sanders was singling him out in his critique against...
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The Big Short – Jenga Clip

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true...
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The Kochs & the Nazis: Book Reveals Billionaires’ Father Built Key Oil Refinery for...

In her new book, "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right," New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer explores how the Koch brothers and fellow right-wing billionaires have funded a political machine aimed at shaping elections and public policy. The book contains a...
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Ceasefire in Yemen Faces Collapse as U.S. Continues Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Fueling...

United Nations-brokered peace talks in Yemen's nine-month-old civil war are faltering, amid disputes between rival factions over the release of prisoners. Meanwhile, local officials have reported intensifying clashes and renewed airstrikes despite an ongoing ceasefire. Over the weekend, U.S.-backed, Saudi-led airstrikes killed 19 Yemeni civilians in their homes and...
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Jim Rickards on the FED, Helicopter Money, and Chinese Devaluation

Boom Bust’s Edward Harrison interviews Jim Rickards, editor of Strategic Intelligence and author of “The Death of Money.” Jim offers his analysis of the IMF’s decision to classify Russia’s $3 billion loan to Ukraine as ‘intergovernmental,’ and why the Federal Reserve should have raised interest rates years ago instead...

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