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Psychopath Cheney still singing the same tunes: Next attack on US will be 'far more deadlier' than 911

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"Be very scared Americans and support the wars that you pay for, and which increase my wealth exponentially"
Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the next terrorist attack on the US will be far worse than 9/11 during a nearly two-hour interview. He also took pride in the use of waterboarding and in giving the National Security Agency free reign.

The 73-year-old sat down with neoconservative political pundit Bill Kristol on Sunday for the Weekly Standard editor's latest installment of Conversations with Bill Kristol. The two discussed Cheney's time as secretary of defense; the Gulf War; the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations; 9/11; and the threats we face today.

"You've got to be a fool to believe isolation as a strategy is the way to go. We have no choice but to be involved in that part of the world, and if we're not actively involved, there are some very bad things that are going to happen," Cheney warned.

He believes that if the Iranians get nuclear weapons, it won't be long before others in the region also have nuclear weapons, hinting that the deadly weapons could fall into the heads of the Islamic State or Syria.

Comment: In other words, screw you Americans and your problems, we'll squeeze you dry of all necessities to continue our wars because... we love a good bloodbath and it makes us rich!

And why anyone bothers to interview this psycho is a mystery. He always spews exactly the same drivel.

From June 2014: Dick Cheney: There will be another 'massive attack' on America that's 'far deadlier' than 9/11

From March 2014: "If I would have to do it all over again, I would": Dick Cheney stands by his love of torture

Pirates

Sick society: Hundreds of French girls leaving each week to join ISIS - Thousands of European terrorists pillaging and plundering Middle East


Lost: Kamel Ali Mehenni and his wife Severine hold pictures of their daughter Sahra at their home in Lezignan Corbieres, France. The image on the left is a frame grab taken from a CCTV camera showing her at a train station on her way to join Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq
Dozens of French teenagers, including a young Jewish girl, have fled the country to join Islamic State militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, French intelligence has revealed.

At least 100 girls and young women from France have left to join terrorists in Syria in recent weeks, up from just a handful 18 months ago when the trip was not even on Europe's security radar.

The departures are less the whims of adolescents and more the conclusions of months of work by organised radical recruitment networks that specifically target young people in search of an identity.

These mostly online networks recruit girls to serve as wives, babysitters and housekeepers for jihadists, with the aim of planting multi-generational roots for a long-lasting Islamic caliphate.


Comment: With 50% youth unemployment in many of the places these kids come from, massive funding from rich Arabs allied with Western oligarchs, and intel agencies recruiting and training them, it's not really surprising that this is the result.

The Belgian government said in December 2013 that 5,000 Europeans had been recruited for jihad in the Middle East.

At the current increased rate of recruitment of hundreds each week, we can probably double that figure to 10,000. Western government estimates put the total ISIS numbers at between 20 and 50,000 jihadists. That means a sizeable chunk of them are recruited from directly under the noses of the most hi-tech, totalitarian Big Brother police state the planet has ever seen.

We're meant to believe this is an 'accident'...

Belgian government: Up to 5,000 European teenagers have been groomed to fight West's phony 'civil war' in Syria

British extremists among the most vicious in Islamic State ranks sez jihadism expert

G'day mate! Aussie terrorists pouring into Syria and Iraq

Hoax? Belgian police launch probe into 'jihadist training camp' in Ardennes

Even in the absence of direct management of these recruitment networks by Western intel handlers, this is the direct consequence of 15 years of utterly insane, pathocratic governance in western Europe, and a stark symptom of the virulent cancer that is consuming everything in its path.

Wine

Why regime change won't stop the Islamic State in Syria? Because it didn't stop ISIS terrorists in Iraq or Libya. Try Washington instead.

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US corporate-financier funded policy think tanks have been taking turns in recent weeks floating the narrative that the next logical step to stopping so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) terrorists in Syria is removing the Syrian government from power - this despite the fact that the only cohesive, organized force in the region capable of fighting ISIS terrorists is the Syrian government and its Syrian Arab Army.

Kenneth M. Pollack a policy writer at the Brookings Institution and a signatory of the noxious 2009 "Which Path to Persia?" report Brookings produced which advocated arming and funding listed terrorist organizations to fight Iran under the cover of street protests (exactly how the US went about plunging Syria into its current crisis), has recently penned his thoughts on what should be done in Syria. Titled, "An Army to Defeat Assad: How to Turn Syria's Opposition Into a Real Fighting Force," Pollack claims:
...there is, in fact, a way that the United States could get what it wants in Syria - and, ultimately, in Iraq as well - without sending in U.S. forces: by building a new Syrian opposition army capable of defeating both President Bashar al-Assad and the more militant Islamists.
Pollack correctly assesses that the real US goal, as it has been since 2011 when it triggered street mobs as cover for terrorists aligned to Al Qaeda, is to remove Syrian President Bashar al Assad from power. The US State Department would openly claim as much, using ISIS as a nebulous pretext for toppling the Syrian government. The Hill in an article titled, "State: Assad must go for ISIS to be defeated," claims:
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Friday that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) cannot be defeated as long as Syrian President Bashar Assad remains in power.
Harf would go on to say:
"The best thing that the Syrian people can have going forward is not ISIS, it's not the Assad regime, but it's a new transitional government that leads them to a better future and ends this horrible bloodshed we've seen over the last three years."
Of course, there is no "transitional government," and neither Pollack nor Harf ever managed to explain just why the toppling of the Syrian government would help eliminate ISIS. Comments appear to infer that by doing so, somehow Syria would see the rise of a more "inclusive government" better capable of uniting Syrian society and thus counter ISIS.

Comment: West's Middle East war is not aimed at ISIS, but at Assad

Calls for U.S. ground troops and impending escalation of Middle East war against Assad

Biden admits ISIS is a creation of U.S. foreign policy used to destabilize Middle East

Light Sabers

Dutch bikers for 'Murica - French Jews for ISIS - Oy vey!

A 'handful' of Jewish teenagers said to have joined ISIS. Jewish community officials say trend 'inconceivable.'

Thousands of young Europeans are flocking to Syria and Iraq to support the monster created by Western intel agencies

More than one Jewish convert to Islam has joined the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group in Syria, a French official revealed Monday - days after a French Jewish teenager was reported to be working for the Islamist extremist organization.

More than 1,000 French citizens have joined ISIS, the official told Channel 2, based on recent figures from the French Interior Ministry.

While the official stressed that people "of Jewish extraction" are a "handful" of projected foreign nationals in Syria, the statement surfaces amid heightened fears about ISIS and the Jewish world.

Meyer Habib, a member of French parliament, told Channel 2 that the jihadists have become a hot topic in the Jewish community, but that no one could confirm whether or not their loved ones had joined the group.

Comment: Meanwhile, Dutch biker gang members are making aliyah to 'the Middle East' to kill some ragheads:


What a bloody mess.

Brought to you by Psychos R US.

Chess

Iran and its role in helping the Kurds against the Islamic State

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Kurds against ISIS
In the midst of the war against ISIS (Islamic State) now taking place in both Iraq and Syria, a possible shifting of alliances that could fundamentally alter the balance of power in the region is taking place, and no one seems to have noticed. Specifically, the burgeoning relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq has the potential to remake the political landscape of the Middle East. Naturally, such a development is part of a broader geopolitical gambit by Iran, and it will have significant ramifications for all regional actors. However, it is Turkey, the gulf monarchies, and Israel that potentially have the most to lose from such a development.

While Iran has long-standing disputes with elements of its own Kurdish minority, it has demonstrably taken the lead in aiding Iraqi Kurds in their war against extremist fighters loyal to ISIS. As Kurdish President Massud Barzani explained in late August, "The Islamic Republic of Iran was the first state to help us...and it provided us with weapons and equipment." This fact alone, coupled with the plausible, though unconfirmed, allegations of Iranian military involvement on the ground in Kurdish Iraq, demonstrates clearly the high priority Tehran has placed on cooperation with Barzani's government and the Kurdish people in the fight against the Saudi and Qatari-backed militants of ISIS. The question is, why? What is it that Iran hopes to gain from its involvement in this fight? Who stands to lose? And how could this change the region?

Comment: Eric Draitser: ISIS, Turkey, and the propaganda of intervention

Health

Official: Gaza reconstruction, defense boost on Iran agenda

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Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council
A senior Iranian official says reconstruction of the impoverished Gaza Strip and enhancement of the Palestinian territory's defense capabilities are on Tehran's agenda.

During a meeting with Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement of Palestine Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shalah in Tehran on Wednesday evening, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani reiterated Tehran's unswerving support for the Palestinian nation and anti-Israel resistance front, and pledged the continued dispatch of medical and food convoys to Gaza.
"Rebuilding Gaza and improving its defense capabilities in the face of attacks by the child-killing regime (of Israel) are on Iran's agenda," the senior Iranian official stated.
Shamkhani also criticized donor countries' failure to provide funds pledged for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of Israeli strikes on the blockaded sliver, slamming international organizations for failing to stop the destruction of Gaza and the massacre of defenseless civilians.

Light Saber

Putin interview: Real fascist threat growing in Eastern Europe


Comment: Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Serbia to attend its first military parade in decades, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade from the Nazis by Yugoslav Partisans and the Red Army. While Serbia is aspiring to EU status, it has demonstrated where its real loyalties lie: Russia. It has refused to implement EU sanctions against Russia, and is hoping to construct its portion of the South Stream pipeline within the next year. Ahead of his visit, Putin gave the following interview to Serbian newspaper Politika, reproduced below. In it, he mentions the Nazi "virus vaccine" that was the Nuremberg tribunal. Nazism, or more properly, pathocracy, is essentially a social/psychological virus infecting entire nations and peoples (among which we can count the Soviet Union itself). While Putin may see the vaccine as something akin to the Nuremberg trials, there is more to it than that, as we discussed in our last installment of "Connecting the Dots" on SOTT Talk Radio. Perhaps the only reason Russia has become the biggest and most effective opponents of pathocracies around the world is because it suffered such a social disease for so long, gaining immunity from it in the manner described by Andrew Lobaczewski in his book Political Ponerology.


QUESTION: You are coming to Belgrade to take part in the celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the city's liberation from occupation by Nazi Germany. Why, in your view, are such commemoration events important today?

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: First of all, I would like to thank the Serbian leadership for the invitation to visit Serbia and take part in the celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade from occupation by Nazi Germany.

We are truly grateful to our Serbian friends for the way they treasure the memory of the Soviet soldiers who fought together with the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia against Hitler's occupation troops. During World War II, over 31,000 Red Army officers and soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing on the territory of former Yugoslavia. About 6,000 Soviet citizens fought against the invaders in the ranks of the National Liberation Army. Their courage brought closer our common victory over Nazism and will always be remembered by our peoples as an example of bravery, unyielding determination and selfless service to one's homeland.

It is hard to overestimate the importance of the upcoming events. Seventy years ago, our nations joined forces to defeat the criminal ideology of hatred for humanity, which threatened the very existence of our civilization. And today it is also important that people in different countries and on different continents remember what terrible consequences may result from the belief in one's exceptionality, attempts to achieve dubious geopolitical goals, no matter by what means, and disregard for basic norms of law and morality. We must do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies in the future.


Comment: It should be obvious to whom Putin is referring by using the words "one's exceptionality": the U.S. and its empire.

USA

Deceitful U.S. agenda for Iraq and Syria

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) visits Saudi Arabia
Recent US "negotiations" regarding the use of military facilities in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to train "moderate" opposition forces is further proof of the kabuki theater and misinformation that continues to be propagated across Western media.

To those of us who have been closely following developments in the Middle East region, it's incredibly obvious that there's been a longstanding relationship between NATO and regional allies to recruit, train, finance, arm and direct foreign mercenary forces to illegally attack and destroy Syria.


Comment: See: U.S. admits funding Syrian opposition
The U.S. State Department acknowledged Monday it has been funding opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, following the release of secret diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks that document the funding.

The files show that up to $6.3 million US was funnelled to the Movement for Justice and Development, a London-based dissident organization that operates the Barada TV satellite channel, which broadcasts anti-government news into Syria. Another $6 million went to support a variety of initiatives, including training for journalists and activists, between 2006 and 2010.

These same subversive strategic alliances have applied similar tactics across the region for decades. Most recent initiatives over the past few years have resulted in the creation of a mercenary force now being called "ISIS", one of the more formidable and well armed Western-backed mercenary monsters the region has encountered.

In complete contrast to Pentagon and US State Department misinformation, embedded and associated clandestine operatives from the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Jordan and other allied NATO and Persian Gulf state intelligence organizations continue to cooperatively plan, coordinate and direct initiatives for their new Frankenstein, "ISIS".

More specifically, the US and Turkey are deceitfully claiming "tense negotiations" and disunity with regard to the use of its bases for operations against "ISIS" and a no-fly zone in Syria. When in fact, Turkey and other NATO members and allies are deliberately coordinating efforts when it comes to reconciling "ISIS" mercenaries. For example, US military officials and Western media have deceitfully described the "bombing campaign" across Syria as a failure.

Even the most inexperienced military analyst can easily determine that coalition "airstrikes" in Syria were deliberately limited in number and effectiveness, as hardly any "ISIS" forces or advanced military infrastructure were even targeted. To give a comparison, over 1000 aircraft and 38,000 combat missions were conducted over a 10 week period during the Kosovo War in the spring of 1999, while less than 50-100 combat missions were made in and around Ayn al-Arab (aka Kobani) over a four week period, with the majority of "airstrikes" occurring in the latter part of the second week of October, well after "ISIS" mercenaries were already in position to wreak havoc on one of the largest and most strategic cities controlled by the PKK and YPG (arch enemies to both Iraqi Kurds and Turkey). Coincidence? Hardly.

The US, Turkey and other NATO members and allies have worked closely together for nearly four years providing air defense operations and clandestine logistics, support and intelligence to train, harbor, arm, prepare and protect mercenaries all along Turkey's border with Syria. Until earlier this year, these same mercenaries controlled nearly all the border crossings between Turkey and Syria.
Arrow Down

Obama's approval rating at all time low

President Barack Obama's approval rating is at the lowest level of his presidency, a new poll says.

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday, 40 percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance, the lowest score the poll has recorded since he took office. His rating is down 1 point from September.

The survey comes less than a month out from the November midterm elections. A large number of Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates on the campaign trail have been distancing themselves from the White House.

Among independent voters, Obama's approval rating stands at 33 percent.

Forty-four percent of Americans approve of the president's handling of economic issues, compared with 51 percent who disapprove, his lowest disapproval level in more than a year.

But the president's approval rating on his handling of the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has plunged in less than a month. Thirty-five percent of Americans approve of his handling of the threat from ISIL, the terrorist group that the U.S. has conducted airstrikes against in Iraq and Syria. His net negative 16-point rating on ISIL is down 22 points from the end of September, when 50 percent of Americans approved of his handling of ISIL.

The survey was conducted Oct. 9-12 with 1,006 adults on landlines and cellphones. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 points.

Comment: Interestingly enough, right at the moment that Obama approval rating reaches and all time low, President Putin's popularity is approaching an all time high.

Pocket Knife

Putin, Poroshenko to talk gas, Ukraine crisis in Milan, Italy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C) stands nearby, in Minsk August 26, 2014.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine are to meet at a business breakfast in Milan on Friday, with the fragile peace in Ukraine and gas supplies to Europe expected to dominate. The summit carries hopes of further progress in resolving the crisis.

The breakfast, organized by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is scheduled for Friday, on the sidelines of EU-Asia (ASEM) summit, which starts on Thursday.

"At the request of the European side, there was a phone-in session on the extremely important meeting in Milan tomorrow, where the leaders of the European states and the European Union together with me, the president of Ukraine, will hold the talks with the leadership of the Russian Federation concerning extremely important issues: establishment of peace in Ukraine, securing the peace process, development of the political process, de-escalation of the situation in the east of the country," President Poroshenko said ahead of the meeting.

Poroshenko stressed that "the whole world has high expectations" of the meeting between the two leaders

Comment: While EU leaders try to mend the relations, puppet masters in Washington have different plans.

You're fired: U.S. getting ready to replace Poroshenko?

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