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The Truth Perspective: Thirty-plus years of Visas for Al-Qaeda: Interview with J. Michael Springmann

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J. Michael Springmann worked for the State Department in the 1980s, in Saudi Arabia. What he witnessed and experienced did not make much sense at the time, but what he later learned put it all in context, and helped to explain the entire course of U.S. foreign policy for the next 30 years. In short, just as the CIA provided funding and training for radical Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, they have been doing the same thing ever since. Prior to 9/11, this legion of foreign fighters was used to destabilize and destroy Yugoslavia. Afterward, Iraq, Libya, and today Syria.

For this entire period of time, al-Qaeda has been a fighting force for America, a fact that has been known for years, but which is only now going mainstream due to American failures and Russian successes in Syria.

Today, we interview Mr. Springmann about his time at the consulate in Jeddah, and the events that led him to blow the whistle and expose the reality of the U.S.'s creation and support of terrorism around the globe.

You can visit Mr. Springmann's website here: michaelspringmann.com

His book is Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World

In the second hour of the show, we discussed the latest Trump and Clinton leaks, and how they reveal what everyone should have already known: politicians are two-faced and corrupt, and fairly unsavory individuals. Brent closed the show with another Police State Round-up on police un-accountability.

Running Time: 02:04:03

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The Health & Wellness Show: When the body says, 'Whoah!': Rare diseases and strange ailments

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There are a number of people currently living around the world who are experiencing the weirdest, rarest diseases known to man. Some are genetic, some are caused by injury and practically all of them leave the most learned medical professionals scratching their heads in confusion. When the human body works as it should it can be a wonder to behold, but what about when things go wrong? Gustatory auditory synaesthesia, polydactyly, misophonia, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive, hirsuitism and spontaneous human combustion are just a few of the conditions we'll talk about. What causes these strange ailments? A cruel mishap in the genetic lottery, karma, poverty and malnutrition, a disturbance in the morphic field?

Join us on this episode of the Health and Wellness Show as we discuss these rare diseases.
Stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where the topic will be strange animals.

Running Time: 01:25:38

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Russia Checkmates US in Syria: Expect More Terrorism, Not Nuclear War

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If you happen to be a member of the 'international community' - i.e., if you live in North America, Europe or Australia/New Zealand - you may have noticed a subtle shift in recent years in what you 'know' about Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. From being just another country that you might like to visit one day, Russia and its leader have been transformed into the source of much of the world's problems.

From 'Russian aggression in Europe' to 'annexing Crimea and fomenting civil war in Ukraine' to 'shooting down passenger planes' to 'hacking American democracy' to 'bombing innocent civilians and hospitals' (and bunny rabbits) to 'creating the European refugee crisis' to having a monopoly on 'state-sponsored doping' and 'supporting terrorists in Syria', there doesn't seem to be much that Russia hasn't done to royally screw up the planet.

Of course, the astute reader will have noticed that most of these allegations come from American politicians, political pundits and newspapers.

In recent weeks, the level of anti-Russian vitriol coming out of places like the US State Department has reached such a pitch that we all might be excused for taking up yoga in anticipation of the moment when we must perform the necessary maneuver to kiss our collective arse goodbye in a global nuclear conflagration.

But the existential threat of a 'hot war' between Russia and the USA is more the stuff of nightmares and propaganda than reality. The reality is that the 'exceptional' USA is all out of options, including nuclear, when it comes to impeding Russia's emergence as a major world power with global influence.

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A new kind of war: Russian journalist and war expert on what they learned in Syria


Syrian National Defense Forces - the first line of defense against terror warfare for Syrian towns and villages.
Syria is currently fighting a war that is unprecedented. That's according to Vasily Pavlov and Andrey Filatov - a Russian journalist and a Russian military man. As they describe in the lecture below, the type of war the Syrian army is fighting is unconventional to say the least. But "terror warfare" probably isn't as new and unheard-of as they imply - you can already see aspects of it in the Allies' firebombing of German and Japanese cities in WWII, the use of death squads in Latin America and Southeast Asia, and most recently in the terror wars on Iraq and Libya. But the terror warfare in Syria has arguably gone on longer than intended - Assad and his army have proved more resilient than anticipated, especially after Russia intervened - and the war has morphed into something new simply by virtue of the fact that it takes the black-ops/death-squad approach to another, all-encompassing level.


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Escalations in the war on Syria: Russia sends in S-300 missile defense system, Syrian Army advances in Aleppo

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A Russian surface-to-air S-300 missile system during a military drill by Russian forces last year.
First, a brief recap of events leading up developments in the last couple of days. The September 9th ceasefire failed because the U.S. couldn't or wouldn't convince its moderate jihadis to separate from its radical jihadis. Those same jihadis:
  1. refused to accept the ceasefire,
  2. refused to accept humanitarian aid unless it was on their terms (not those outlined in the U.S.-Russia agreement),
  3. reaffirmed their allegiance to al-Qaeda, and
  4. continued their attacks on Syrian troops and civilians.
On top of this, the U.S. bombed Syrian troops, and it (or its jihadis) bombed a humanitarian aid convoy, both of which they then blamed on the Syrian and/or Russian military.

All of this proved two things:
  1. the U.S. and their proxies were responsible for the failure of the ceasefire,
  2. the moderates are no different than the extremists.
Both of which justified the revivified offensive on eastern Aleppo, which is held by designated terrorist group al-Nusra/al-Qaeda, and their affiliates. Like it or not, this is the logic of war. If one side refuses a truce, the other side cannot be expected to unilaterally cease fire and expose themselves and their civilians to undefended attacks.

Rather than take responsibility, the U.S. then went on the information warfare offensive, conveniently sidestepping the fact that its own failure justified the renewed offensive. Instead, it focused on allegations that the Russians and Syrians targeted civilians in eastern Aleppo, in the vain hope that moral outrage would be enough to demonize Russia and Syria... and make them stop? By doing so, the Americans also conveniently deflected attention from their own double standards, hypocrisy, and deliberate omissions and falsifications.

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New York Times whitewashes al-Qaeda, accuses Russia of deliberate murder in Aleppo


Max Fisher: NYT/Al-Qaeda propagandist.
I took time out from reading the news on the war on Syria to read the latest piece of fiction in the New York Times, this one woven together by Max Fisher, who provocatively titled it "Russia's Brutal Bombing of Aleppo May Be Calculated, and It May Be Working".

Max was just getting warmed up with the title, launching into a full-frontal assault on Russia, accusing it of deliberately murdering civilians in Aleppo in order to discredit the so-called opposition, scuttle the last remaining hopes of diplomacy, and, if not win the war, then at least prolong it endlessly.

Fisher then takes us on his magic carpet ride of delusion, telling us that so-called "moderate" rebels have had to turn to extremists or starve and that the US has genuinely tried to convince these moderates to separate from the extremists:
The northern Syrian city is one of the few remaining strongholds for non-jihadist rebel groups. But months of siege forced them into a terrible choice: turn to extremists for help, or starve. It was no choice at all, and groups such as the jihadist-linked Ahrar al-Sham helped briefly break the siege in August...

The United States has tried to counteract this by persuading rebels to reject jihadists, in part by promising support for the opposition and by targeting jihadist militants.
Fisher is well advised not to elaborate on who the rebel groups are who control east Aleppo, as it will reveal it is the Jihadist hardliners who run the show there.

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Vaccine State USA: Mandatory vaccinations are here - California law requires total compliance

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For those who have been paying attention to things on the mandatory vaccinations front, to say things are heating up would be an understatement. In just the last month, the Powers That Be have been making moves to continually erode health freedoms in favour of a 'total vaccine state', certainly in the US. These moves include:
  • Mandatory vaccinations for school children
  • Persecution of non-compliant doctors
  • The erosion of the last bastion of vaccine avoidance: medical exemptions
  • Attacks on freedom of speech, including the silencing of a documentary that exposes the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the cesspool of corruption that it is
Oddly, much of this is centered around the state of California.

The stereotype of 'the golden state', where New Age hippy yoga gurus meet plastic-surgery-obsessed, too-fast-for-life Hollywood types, surfers, bikers and every other 'born-free', 'take-life-as-it-comers'. Not exactly a place you'd expect to be ground zero for the encroaching medical fascist state.

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Behind the Headlines: Russian military in Syria, one year on - and who shot down MH17? ‌‌

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‌On September 30th, 2015, the Russian air force, at the invitation of the Syrian government, began airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria. It was a stunning intervention that sent terrorists scurrying, left Washington blind-sided, and immediately changed the balance-of-power in the Middle East and beyond.

This week we're looking back on a year of extraordinary events in Syria, across the Middle East and around the world, and the tense stand-off that has developed between the US and Russia as it appears to reach its peak. Is a nuclear war on the cards?

This week, the Dutch-led 'Joint Investigative Team' produced its 'final' report on the shooting down of MH17 over East Ukraine in July 2014. To the world's complete lack of amazement, the conclusion reached was that "Putin did it". We'll be discussing this latest farcical report and not only the complete lack of evidence it provides, but the fact that it actually disproves its own conclusion.

Running Time: 01:52:12

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No 'Hot War', only dirty tricks as U.S. Imperialists go to the wire against Russia over Syria

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Since the collapse (thanks to the US government and military) of the Russian-American ceasefire in Syria, the US has been doing what little it can with the options it has left, using the international media as its personal lapdog in service to more war and carnage, and threatening to arm terrorists with MANPADS and other heavy weaponry. Meanwhile, its narcissistic inability to 'play nice with others' is causing it to spiral out of control, losing allies around the globe and pushing it into open conflict with massively armed opponents Russia and China.

US losing the Syrian War

In his most recent gaffe as US State Department spokesman, John Kirby effectively channeled his inner Osama Bin Laden to justify, and seemingly incite, terrorist attacks against Russia:
Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out the obvious: this is a very poorly veiled and amateurish threat. The fact that Kirby quickly backed down from his comments goes to show that he was perhaps not in a position to make such a threat, but was merely letting his own warped mind take over at the podium in order to get a few quick lashes in.

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Mainstream media unanimously supports Killary, but online polls suggest huge majority of Americans support Trump


You get what you deserve.
Killary and Drumpf had their first debate earlier this week. We covered it here: First Clinton-Trump debate: Worth a laugh, but not much else. In a nutshell, Hillary lied, Trump lied a bit less. Hillary wore her fake smile, Trump squinted and got a bit angry. Hillary was polished and prepared, Trump less so. Holt grilled Trump and lobbed softballs to Hillary. By the framed parameters of the debate - i.e., who can lie the best and come up with the most voter-friendly answers (actually implementing the policies when they gain office doesn't cross candidates' minds) - Hillary probably came out on top. But when it comes to actual impact on voters, the situation isn't so simple.

As Joaquin Flores wrote in an extensive analysis for Katehon (see: Trump's victory was moral and strategic), Trump played to his fans. Hillary's support is composed mostly of people who don't like her, but who dislike Trump even more. And despite her polished performance and fake smile (actually, it's probably because of those things), the average American probably liked Trump more. He comes across as a real person - albeit a small-minded, not very intelligent person, and since when did that combination of qualities ever rankle the average American?