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By Nicholas West


As the acceleration of automated technology continues to transform the economy by outsourcing humans to robots, the military continues along the same path. It is a path that was formally laid out as early as 2007 when the Defense Department released its Unmanned Systems Roadmap 2007-2032 (PDF) and followed up with a Roadmap 2013-2038 (PDF).  Since that time, we have seen many developments and signposts indicating that autonomous weapons across air, land, and sea will become the foundation for the future of war.


The Pentagon has become interested in a new technology called ALIAS, developed by DARPA, which they believe will make it much easier and cheaper to produce drones in the battlespace. Rather than develop autonomous craft from the ground up, ALIAS is a kit which essentially removes a human pilot and inserts a robotic control mechanism that “quickly connects to an aircraft’s existing mechanical, electrical, and diagnostic systems.” It is a technology that is now progressing from Phase 2 to Phase 3 with a partnership between DARPA and Lockheed Martin company, Sikorsky.



In DARPA’s press release from December 23, 2016, they note their accomplishments in Phase 2 thus far – part of which can be seen in the video demonstration that follows – and outline what is to come in Phase 3.


ALIAS’ Phase 2 accomplishments included:



Successful flight demonstrations of ALIAS technology installed in two different Cessna 208 Caravan fixed-wing aircraft, a Diamond DA-42 fixed-wing aircraft, and a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter
Successful ground demonstrations of ALIAS responding to various simulated flight contingency events, such as system failures, that might cause pilots to deviate from pre-set plans or standard courses of action
Demonstration of quickly tailoring ALIAS to new platforms, and showing that installation and removal of the kit did not impact airworthiness



 … “In Phase 2, we exceeded our original program objectives with two performers, Sikorsky and Aurora Flight Sciences, each of which conducted flight tests on two different aircraft,” said Scott Wierzbanowski, DARPA program manager. “In Phase 3, we plan to further enhance ALIAS’ ability to respond to contingencies, decrease pilot workload, and adapt to different missions and aircraft types. We’re particularly interested in exploring intuitive human-machine interface approaches—including using handheld devices—that would allow users to interact with and control the ALIAS system more easily. Ultimately, we want to design for and demonstrate the improved ALIAS system across as many as seven previously untested fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.”

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy have all expressed interest in ALIAS’ potential capabilities and are providing support to the program. These stakeholders and DARPA intend to continue working closely with the commercial and government aerospace community to identify potential transition opportunities for ALIAS technology.


(Full press release)




If implemented successfully, this development will add yet another component to the military’s ever growing arsenal of autonomous weapons that will create the future matrix of war envisioned for 2017 in the General Atomics video below.



Hat tip: Vocativ


Nicholas West writes for ActivistPost.com. This article can be freely republished in part or in full with author attribution and source link.


   

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By Paul A. Philips


Nothing in the world is at it seems. The world of science is no exception. Some of the most hallowed theories/tenets held dogmatically in science by those high priests in the church of scientism with their somewhat challengeable nebulous ideas have been unjustly taken and put into the limelight of recognition through corporate/banker sponsorship.


This flawed scientific disinformation has been deliberately promoted into mainstream science for control and financial gain: The powers that be and their business monopolies continue to flourish with pseudo-science that should have been long-gone from the limelight by now and dismissed as false.


Much natural-based true alternative science and its pioneers have been prevented from gaining the recognition they deserve through suppression from the powers that be so that the status quo still remains: Their business monopolies continue unthreatened by undercutting from those alternatives…


Yes, money is stronger than truth.



If the applications of certain alternative science and technology had got the humanitarian recognition it deserved then its far greater cost-effectiveness and efficiency would have taken over and set the whole world free. 


The corporate/banker sponsored hijacking of physics


A number of alternative natural-based physicists with their potential humanity transforming science and technology have been disavowed by the scientific community.


The world of physics has brought us a religious cult of personalities with questionable and quirky ideas instead. In short, they’re not as clever as they’ve been made out to be. They have been put into the hall of fame to act as pillars of disinformation care of corporate/banker sponsored dogma.




 Pseudo-science, Nikola Tesla, alternative science, technology, suppressed inventions, conspiracies, raising awareness, New Paradigm, Paul A Philips L to R: Einstein, a known plagiarist and disinformation merchant… Next is Tesla, a truly brilliant scientist/inventor then Steinmetz, a great mathematician, who, like Tesla, in effect, had his humanitarian work erased from history.

Albert Einstein – A known plagiarist and fraud


Albert Einstein is one of the main constructs used to serve the above purpose.  For example, relativity has been proven wrong on a number of occasions… Even the likes of the New York Times and Time magazine have picked up on this. In fact, relativity was disproven before its publication, yet Einstein still remains one of science’s sacred saints.



Other main constructs serving as pillars of disinformation and corporate/banker sponsored dogma include the highly praised and much lauded Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku. While these scientists hog the limelight a number of physicists wanting to transform humanity with their brilliant ideas and true physics have been left destitute in the wilderness…


However, there are a growing number of scientists with intentions to liberate physics from the confines of corporate/banker sponsored pseudo science to free humanity.




 Pseudo-science, Nikola Tesla, alternative science, technology, suppressed inventions, conspiracies, raising awareness, New Paradigm, Paul A PhilipsNikola Tesla


The late great scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) learned what it was like to go against the wishes of the powers that be and the scientific establishment with their suppression of alternative technology.




 Alternative news, new paradigm, consciousness, new world order, spirituality, natural health, self help, conspiracies, Paul A Philips, raising awarenessTesla was up against the wishes of the central banking dynasties owned and controlled by energy barons JP Morgan, N.M Rothschild and JD Rockefeller. Tesla with his alternative independent free energy technology threatened to seriously undercut their conventional systems with a loss of control over the people.

Tesla’s work included supplying unlimited energy everywhere; wireless or no-batteries-needed electricity, power transmission through radio and phones lasting up to a hundred times longer than today’s standards and also an early warning earthquake detection system…


Attempting to bring these technologies into view, Tesla was met with having his labs raided, destroyed, equipment seized and intellectual property either burnt or confiscated.


It’s worth noting that even today some of the intellectual property has been withheld in Tesla societies, showing the extent to which those shadowy men in black agents of suppression for the powers that be will go.


They infiltrate certain groups such like the Tesla societies to prevent its humanitarian benefit from getting out to the world at large. Or, having infiltrated, they turn these societies into disinformation set-ups.


The solution


Sure, science needs to go beyond those self-inflicted boundaries, but it needs open-minded active individuals willing to challenge the orthodoxy and expose the pseudo science with its ties to the establishment…


Consider the possibility of what could be if we keep on with this, standing for the possibility of bringing down the establishment’s pseudo science and then usher in a new paradigm approach.


Some modern-day scientists trying to bring Tesla’s work into being for the betterment of humanity have had a hard time, not only with the establishment but also with the public, calling them snake oil salesmen or even fraudsters… while others such as the likes  of scientist Jim Murray have been considered at least by some as legit…


Whatever the situation, while we’re discerning, let’s encourage those scientists who have courageously taken the alternative view…


You can read more from Paul A. Philips at his site NewParadigm.ws





   

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By Jon Rappoport


On a scale of importance from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most important, this breaking development is a 500.


On Friday, the traditional day of the week for quietly releasing big news that will hopefully be ignored by the public—and also obscured by the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting—the chief of Homeland Security announced that his office will be taking over US elections.


If you can’t see the coup in progress, you need to keep looking until the message comes through.


Read carefully—ABC News reports. My comments are in brackets:


“Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s ‘vital to our national interests’, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he’s designating U.S. election systems critical infrastructure…”


[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]



“’Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law’,” Johnson said in a statement. He added: ‘Particularly in these times, this designation is simply the right and obvious thing to do’.”


[Also known as: “we’re taking over.”]


“The determination came after months of review and despite opposition from many states worried that the designation would lead to increased federal regulation or oversight on the many decentralized and locally run voting systems across the country. It was announced on the same day a declassified U.S. intelligence report said Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘ordered’ an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”


[Also known as: “we needed an excuse, a fake cover story for our takeover, and Russia is it.”]



“Such a change [in who controls the US election process] does not require presidential action [or Congressional approval], and only requires the secretary [of DHS] to first consult with the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.”


[Also known as: “this is a coup by the White House.”]


“Johnson said election infrastructure included storage facilities, polling places and vote tabulation locations, plus technology involved in the process, including voter registration databases, voting machines and other systems used to manage the election process and report and display results.”


[Also known as: “We’re taking over every significant aspect of the national election process.”]


“The designation [of US elections as critical infrastructure] allows for information to be withheld from the public when state, local and private partners meet to discuss election infrastructure security — potentially injecting secrecy into an election process that’s traditionally and expressly a transparent process. U.S. officials say such closed door conversations allow for frank discussion that would prevent bad actors from learning about vulnerabilities. DHS would also be able to grant security clearances when appropriate and provide more detailed threat information to states.”


[Also known as: “we can intercede in the election process and determine its outcome without any need to pretend we’re being transparent; only people we approve will know the details of how we run elections; secrecy works.”]


“The Obama administration has proposed international cyber rules for peacetime that would expressly note that countries shouldn’t conduct online activity targeting critical [US] infrastructure, which will now also include election systems.”


[Also known as: “in case there is any doubt, elections systems in America will be property of the federal Executive Branch.”]


This is a coup.


This is equivalent to declaring a national state of emergency, including martial law: the DHS, if it deemed it necessary, could utilize armed agents to enforce the new directive and take over states’ offices that resist.


Election-processes belong to the states. But not anymore.


And of course, with this awesome new power, the DHS could intercede, behind the scenes, in the voting process and rig elections.


There is an additional aligned factor at work in this op: the proposed elimination of the Electoral College—yet another measure designed to “federalize” the election process.


Most people are entirely ignorant of the fact that the Constitution was a pact among states. With reluctance, the independent states agreed to relinquish certain specified powers to the newly created central government, while retaining all other powers.


The Electoral College was, therefore, a natural invention, because the states would maintain crucial influence in determining the outcome of presidential elections. State Electors would cast their presidential votes based on which candidate won in their state.


Eliminating the Electoral College now would add one more layer of federal control over the whole country, and take control from the states. More centralization.


Imagine it. Only the popular vote counts. The states are dumped. And on top of it all, the Dept. of Homeland Security has the power to run the election process as a piece of “critical infrastructure.”


Rigging the vote in New York and California, plus a few other populous states, would decide the election. And in time, no one would think about “New York” or “California” as separate entities—because they wouldn’t be. They would just be “more land and people” that are part of “wholly unified” America.


This is perfect for the “unity politicians” who spout empty rhetoric every chance they get—“we’re all in this together.” As I tirelessly point out, such slogans are nothing less than covert ops, and their goal is roping in as many dullards as possible under a messianic banner of A Better Life for All under a Beneficent Government.


Also known as: we the rulers decree, you the people submit; your survival depends on us; we give and take as we will, and that shall be the whole of the law.


Eventually, why have presidential elections at all? Just allow the DHS to determine which candidate will best serve the needs and desires of the controllers.


It’s cleaner, simpler, and more direct.


It’s a coup.


Will Trump cancel it?


Obama is basically challenging him to do it—which would create one more firestorm in the press directed at Trump.


“See, the new president just stopped the DHS from protecting our sacred free elections. Trump is exhibiting more treasonous cooperation with his Russian masters…he’s leaving the door wide open for their secret invasion against our liberties…”


The timeline is clear. One: Hillary will surely win the election. Two: Trump won the election. Three: Trump won because Russia “hacked the election” in his favor. Four: We must protect our national election process from foreign hacking. Five: Homeland Security must put itself in charge of national elections.


Stay tuned.


A coup just occurred.


(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)


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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.


   

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By Jay Syrmopoulos


In what amounts to nothing more than a speculative assessment — which contains no actual evidence of Russian hacking — the much anticipated “Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” report from the Intelligence Community was released yesterday.


The report is sorely lacking in any hard evidence, providing nothing new to support their dubious politicized claims of “Russia hacking the election,” and instead devoting a majority of the report to speculative claims about Russian motives and criticism of the Russian television station RT.


As Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity succinctly noted:



What’s the $80-plus billion dollar per year US Intelligence Community’s big beef with RT? One of its big complaints is that RT undermined US democracy when it “broadcast, hosted, and advertised third-party candidate debates…” We are to believe that Russia undermined our political system by giving voice to official yet minor US political parties? Democracy is undermined when the democratic process is highlighted?


The Intelligence Community report also blamed two RT programs, “Breaking the Set” and “Truthseeker” for undermining Americans’ confidence in US electoral processes. One problem: these programs have not been on television for more than a year.


RT is guilty of undermining US democracy, found the report, because an RT reporter traveled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interview Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, who has received asylum there since 2012. Presumably this report was prepared before conservative Fox News personality Sean Hannity did the exact same thing this past week…or Hannity is going to have some explaining to do.




Abby Martin, former host of “Breaking the Set,” took to social media shortly after the report was released to express the absolute absurdity of the claims in the report, noting that the show had actually ended 2 years ago – significantly prior to the DNC and GOP presidential candidates even being nominated — let alone affecting the election results.



Taking the IC report to task, McAdams went on to note:



The Kremlin funds RT to the tune of $190 million per year, states the report, and its audience keeps growing. The report does not mention that the US government spends vastly more — $780 million for 2017 — on its worldwide propaganda effort through the government-funded Broadcasting Board of Governors. Do what we say but not what we do…








Another problem the US spy agencies have with RT is that it reports on the surveillance state created by those same spy agencies. The Report states, “RT’s reports often characterize the United States as a ‘surveillance state’ and allege widespread infringements of civil liberties.” So RT is guilty of being a Kremlin plot to undermine our freedom because it points out that the US government has already undermined our freedom?

RT is on the US Intelligence Community’s bad list because, “Some of RT’s hosts have compared the United States to Imperial Rome.” Is this really such a shock to the delicate American viewer? According to a recent survey conducted by the Charles Koch Institute, most Americans oppose Washington’s interventionist foreign policy. Are the Kochs also on the Kremlin payroll?


And RT is evil because it points out that the neocon project to import jihadists into Syria to overthrow that secular government was not such a great idea. Writes the Intelligence Report: “RT is a leading media voice opposing Western intervention in the Syrian conflict.”



The one thing that can be ascertained from this report is that there is scant evidence to directly implicate Russia in doing anything different than what the U.S. does in elections across the globe, including Russia, on a regular basis. The report attempts to bolster the IC assessment by noting that the conclusions are reached with “high confidence” – the same “high confidence” that was given in 2002 on the IC report about suspected Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) – and we all know how that turned out.


The report is severely lacking in any hard evidence, and extremely rife with speculative judgments, such as the following:



We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments.


We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him. All three agencies agree with this judgment.



But do all three agencies actually agree with this assessment?


While it appears at first glance as if the intel agencies are in agreement, upon closer inspection it becomes obvious that there is disagreement in the IC, as the report notes that while the “CIA and FB have high confidence in this judgment; (the) NSA has moderate confidence.”


So, what do these distinctions of “high” or “moderate” confidence mean?



High confidence generally indicates judgments based on high-quality information, and/or the nature of the issue makes it possible to render a solid judgment. However, high confidence judgments still carry a risk of being wrong.


Moderate confidence generally means credibly sourced and plausible information, but not of sufficient quality or corroboration to warrant a higher level of confidence.



Interesting, the one agency that based their assessment strictly upon hard evidence, and not speculation, only gave a nod of “moderate confidence,” which certainly does not embolden confidence in this highly politicized report.


In fact, William Binney, one of the architects of the NSA’s current domestic spying apparatus, has publicly stated that the NSA should have solid irrefutable evidence of Russian hacking if it were to actually exist — leading him to suspect that the information was not hacked, but rather taken on a thumb drive from someone on the inside and then leaked.


The true insanity contained within this report is that it essentially lays blame on Russia for influencing the election by accusing them of allowing Americans to see truthful information.


Only in some type of strange Orwellian paradigm can a government claim that people having access to actual factual information about political candidates is a threat to democracy.


Ironically, what is taking place is extremely similar to events that unfolded in Russia during their 2012 election cycle. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was forced out of Russia amid accusations of undermining Russian sovereignty and attempting to influence their internal election politics. Of course, when USAID was kicked out over these allegations the U.S. loudly cried foul, as they claimed the organization was simply promoting Western democratic values to strengthen the Russian democracy.


Senior Russian officials claimed that some of the agency’s programs, such as some human rights groups and election monitoring, worked to undermine Russia’s sovereignty, according to the state news agency RIA Novosti.


On election night in Moscow in March 2012, Vladimir Putin capped off his victory speech with a comment directed at foreign influence in Russian elections when he said:


We showed that no one can impose anything on us — no one, nothing! We showed that our people can distinguish between the desire for renewal and political provocation that has but one goal: to destroy Russia’s statehood and usurp power.


Prior to that, in December, he had blamed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for giving a “signal” to Russians protesting his rule to turn out for street demonstrations.


So there you have it.


Essentially, during the 2016 U.S. election cycle, the Russians operated in a similar manner to what the U.S. did in Russia during their 2012 elections.


Perhaps the lesson is that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander – meaning that if we choose to meddle in the internal presidential politics of other states, then the U.S. should expect that same favor to be returned. To feign indignation over claimed interference, when operating in virtually the same manner, is disingenuous and exposes a true lack of legitimacy and leadership of which the American people have largely tired.


With virtually the whole of U.S. military posture over the past 65+ years directed at planning for and mitigating a potential global conflict with the Soviet Union/Russia, there are extremely powerful and entrenched bureaucratic interests that essentially refuse to accept a new paradigm between the Cold War foes.


Make no mistake that what you are seeing is not a legitimate concern to the fabric of our democratic system, but rather a contrived problem, meant to propagandize the American public into accepting a continuation of the Cold War by ratcheting up tensions with Russia – with an intention of creating conditions that won’t allow Trump to proceed with a rapprochement with Russia, as he has stated he plans to do.


For all intents and purposes, this exercise in American propaganda is actually a manifestation of the deep state/military industrial complex attempting to wrestle control back from the American people after they elected a highly divisive President that ran on a platform of peace with Russia.


Jay Syrmopoulos writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.


   

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By Andrew Pontbriand


CIA forced Esteban Santiago to fight for ISIS? The man who shot up the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, killing 5, is accused of having mental health issues. However, these types of incidents are becoming more common, which suggests the reality of these events could be more sinister than we are led to believe.


On Friday, carnage erupted at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Witnesses reported that a man emerged out of the bathroom and started “executing people by shooting them in the back of the head.”


The man was Esteban Santiago, age 26. Santiago is an Army veteran who served in Iraq, and lived in Anchorage Alaska where he worked for a security company, Signal 88.


The shooting itself killed 5 people and injured 8. The facts and evidence reported by the mainstream media is done so in a way that creates a narrative. The narrative that has been created suggests Santiago is just a crazed gunman, with “mental health issues.”



This could very well be the case, as even his family reported he was “changed,” after he returned from his National Guard deployment in Iraq in 2011. “He changed after Iraq. He talked about all the destruction and the killing of children. He had visions all the time,” said Ruiz, speaking in Spanish during the interview [with CNN].


Yet again, there is a common theme presenting itself in the wake of horrific attacks on the innocent public. A theme that points to an “outside influence,” which suggests there could be a more nefarious reason this attack was carried out.


Here are some important facts and questions regarding the shooting and the shooter, Esteban Santiago.



Esteban Santiago joined the Puerto Rico National Guard in December 2007, according to Col. Candis Olmstead of the Alaska Army National Guard, where he also served.
Santiago was deployed to Iraq with the Puerto Rico National Guard from April 2010 to February 2011.






While serving, he received the Iraq Campaign Medal with a campaign star, a combat-related honor.
Later on, he had been reportedly gone AWOL “several times.” He then received a general discharge for “unsatisfactory performance.”
There were never any known or reported ties to terrorism, according to the FBI and Homeland Security.

Esteban Santiago, had walked into an Anchorage FBI Field Office, where he appeared uneasy. He reported to the FBI that the CIA was “forcing him to join ISIS.”
He later voluntarily checked himself in for a mental health evaluation.
According to court records, Santiago had been charged in a domestic violence case.
Family and friends report Esteban was “patriotic,” but that he had changed after his tour in Iraq.

Getting to the root of this story, we see a picture being painted by the mainstream media. The media has declared Santiago to be a loose cannon, suffering from mental health issues, with a potentially violent history.


This sort of picture conveniently discredits the most important part of this entire story. Esteban Santiago seemed to have been asking for help – as he voluntarily went to the FBI to report that he was being targeted by the CIA, and forced to “join ISIS.”


Of course, an admission or records of the CIA’s involvement in their nefarious, top-secret programs is nearly impossible. Thanks to plausible deniability and a narrative carried by the media that says anyone who speaks about a conspiracy involving government must be crazy, the truth may never be known.


Examining recent history of potentially mind-controlled “shooters.”


When an informed person hears the term, mind control, their first thought is typically the MK Ultra program. MK Ultra, was a CIA mind control program using a variety of tactics, and likely still exists today (although under a different code name).


One of the main goals of the MK Ultra program, was to create the infamous “Manchurian Candidate,” which is the ultimate weapon in a cold war or spy game. Whether abroad, or at home, nefarious groups operating clandestinely could use such an individual to target politicians, diplomats, high-value targets, and as unlikely as it may seem – even the public.


In recent times, names like Aaron Alexis and James Boulware may come to mind.


In 2013, Aaron Alexis walked into a Washington D.C. Navy yard equipped with a rifle. On the stock of the rifle, Aaron Alexis had carved, “my ELF weapon.” Was this a message?


The document below was released by the Newport Police Department, and clearly shows Aaron Alexis made a desperate call for help, as he seemed certain he was being followed and targeted.


Aaron Alexis Mind Control Estaban Santiago CIA


Aaron Alexis clearly states that the individuals that were following him were using a “microwave machine,” hence the message he carved into his gun (my ELF weapon). Not surprisingly, the media was quick to discount and discredit Alexis, calling him a conspiracy theorist and someone suffering from mental health issues.


Then, in 2015, a man by the name of James Boulware opened fire at the Dallas Texas Police Department headquarters. When the news broke, I began investigating immediately, and made a report that mentions none other than Aaron Alexis:



Between Esteban Santiago, Aaron Alexis, and James Boulware, just to name a short list, a common theme occurs. Each individual claims to have been either hearing voices, or told or instructed to do something by the CIA or a related intelligence agency. With that being said, the opposite could just as well be true, and each individual could certainly be crazed, unwell, or insane.


The Mainstream Media over the years has developed a hard line and firm stance to demonize and discredit any alternative belief or evidence that suggests a conspiracy has taken place. This one-sided stance on news leads the public down a path of one-sided thinking, and creates an atmosphere of denial that any such agenda or conspiracy could ever exist.


Note: – Click here to read how the CIA developed a ‘heart attack gun.’


The fact of the matter is even if some official came forward on the record and stated that mind control programs have been used to carry out “false flag” attacks, the individual would lose his job, his pension, and would ultimately be called crazy, and face the same scrutiny of the shooters and killers themselves.


This report serves only to question the official story and “evidence” provided by officials and the mainstream media. We invite our readers to question all information and to draw your own conclusions. As more information becomes public in the days and weeks to come, we will continue to investigate.


Andrew Pontbriand is a writer at Distract Media, where this article first appeared, and is Founder of www.thenewmediatimes.com. He is a former writer for websites such as Activist Post and The Anti-Media. Entrepreneur, coin collector, researcher, and American National.


   

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By Claire Bernish


After September 11, 2001, discarding freedom and personal liberties in the name of security became standard operating procedure following a tragedy, and Friday’s mass shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale has not deviated from the new Orwellian norm.


Officials say Esteban Santiago arrived in Florida on a flight from Alaska and proceeded to the baggage claim area, where he pulled a firearm from his checked bag and opened fire — killing five people and wounding eight.


“He eventually retrieved a firearm and began indiscriminately shooting,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the press Friday. “This cowardly, heinous act resulted in the deaths of five people.”


While the incident unfolded, before total casualties and injuries had been counted, corporate media presstitutes championed in live time increased security measures and tighter strictures on gun laws — except for TSA agents, whom, some intoned, should now be required to carry firearms in the performance of their duties.



We have been conditioned for this. Fustian politicians assume an inept undervaluation of rights — and a careless lack of vigilance under color of fear — in the minds of the somnambulant masses will allow the implementation of new rights-crushing legislation.


On cue, the Wall Street Journal nearly immediately published an article citing Jeff Price, an aviation security expert and aviation-management professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, who — without a hint of irony — asserted,


I think we can expect to see more of what we’ve seen every time we have one of these incidents at an airport — better-armed, better-trained police and a surge in law-enforcement visibility.


Because terrorism. Because mass shootings. Most simply, because guns.








Guns, many pols and gun-control enthusiasts will tell you, create calamity — nothing else — and the Second Amendment is an antiquated anomaly to be relegated to the already overflowing dustbin of constitutional rights.


These politicians will further exploit fear of The Next Tragedy to install new checkpoints, more scanners, appended means to verify identity, and additional TSA agents — already proven wholly ineffective, if not derelict — to molest, grope, and harass anyone daring to enter an airport.


Travel, they’ll say, is a dangerous affair — and must be policed accordingly.


No matter Santiago has been deemed mentally disturbed — one person, a lone shooter, who chose a divergent method for enmity — now that someone has undertaken a mass shooting in this manner, terrorists paid attention and gleaned fresh plans, they’ll say.


This snark is in no way reductive to the abhorrent nature of the indiscriminate shooting, nor to the mourning which indeed the country must now collectively experience; but right now is precisely the time for acute attentiveness — not fear-induced myopia as has become epidemic after such incidents.


A more rational response surprisingly came from one legislator, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Greg Steube, who is sponsoring a bill to eliminate gun-free zones in Florida — a necessary measure now that the state has experienced three horrific mass shootings.


“My first thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” Steube said Friday, quoted by USA Today. “But this goes back to the fact why I’ve been working against gun-free zones for the past three years.


Gun-free zones don’t prevent criminals from breaking the law and killing innocent victims. All that law did was prevent law-abiding citizens who have a concealed-carry permit from carrying their firearm in defense of themselves and others.


While Steube’s thinking seems counterintuitive to those on a crusade to eliminate gun possession for everyone but law enforcement, Chicago — with the strictest gun control laws in the nation and more shooting deaths than New York City and Los Angeles, combined — proves the futility of the notion.


Stricture and prohibition spark black markets — if someone intends to do harm using a firearm, they will find it. That applies equally to all mass shooters — whether mentally unstable, paranoid xenophobe, or religious radical — if guns are the intended tool for an attack, oppressive gun laws only stop law-abiding civilians from killing whatever malicious wingnut next begins shooting random people in a crowd.


Tightening the reins on suffocating security procedures and positioning additional law enforcement officers in airports also won’t stop criminals of any motivation from discerning a creative method to thwart remaining deficiencies. These repeated clamp-downs only restrict our ability to travel freely — they aren’t preventing the next attack or quashing terrorism as politicians claim.


Fear is a potent manipulator — and the government counts on pulling the blindfold of dread over everyone’s eyes in the wake of catastrophe to erase yet another protected freedom from the Bill of Rights.


This time, don’t let it happen — don’t be fooled into obliging lawmakers whose only motive is to use death as a Police State weapon against all of us.


Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.


   

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By Jesse Tremblay


The New York Times has reported that “a panel of French judges has decided not to bring charges against soldiers accused of having sexually abused children while on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.”


The accusations have a troubling backstory that is detailed in a December 2015 independent report on the situation. The 170-page report heavily scrutinized not only the possible role of UN peacekeepers in child abuse cases in the ailing African nation but also the failure of UN officials to react in a proper manner. Among those accused of failing in their role in this situation were the head of the UN mission in CAR, UNICEF and the UN Human Rights staff in CAR – page 2.


There were inadequate measures taken to protect the children before the event and an absolute failure to consider their health after the event. Allegedly, no one within the organization wanted to take responsibility for the issue, and as such, it infringed on the victims’ human rights. The report impugned the bureaucratic nature of the United Nations.


Failures at all levels have led to citizens in CAR to protest the presence of the UN in their country, which led to 4 deaths and 14 injured.



Even more troubling is the fact that the Central African Republic has one of the lowest ratings on the UN’s human development index.


These children were the most helpless kind of victims, and it could be a sign that the UN was hoping to ride this situation out with the hope that no one would pick up the story. In fact, the report notes that the head of the HRJS “encouraged the SRSG [Senegalese Army General] of MINUSCA to keep the Allegations quiet” due to the political sensitivity of the allegations –page 7.








The report demands that the UN adhere to a zero tolerance policy in regards to actions like this and made 12 recommendations (see below) to prevent future debacles like this in the future. While there have been firings involved in this case, including the SRSG, the nature of today’s ruling makes us question how serious the UN is about following these recommendations.


Recommendation #1: Acknowledge that sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, whether or not the alleged perpetrator is under UN command, is a form of conflict related sexual violence to be addressed under the UN’s human rights policies.


Recommendation #2: Create a Coordination Unit in OHCHR reporting directly to the High Commissioner for Human Rights to oversee and coordinate responses to conflict related sexual violence, including: (monitoring, reporting and follow up on allegations of sexual abuse; (analyzing data with a view to tracking trends and practices for the purpose of improving prevention and accountability; and (following up on the implementation of the Panel’s recommendations.)


Recommendation #3: Create a working group to support the Coordination Unit made up of experts (including specialists skilled in addressing sexual violence by international forces), and representatives of TCCs. The working group should: (develop a single policy harmonizing the SEA and human rights policies and (develop processes promoting criminal accountability for sexual violence.)


Recommendation #4: Require mandatory and immediate reporting of all allegations of sexual violence to: (the head of the human rights component in the field or mission, or the reporting officer; and (in the case of sexual violence against children, the child protection officer, as well as UNICEF and the SRSG CAAC; and in the case of sexual violence against adults, the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict; and (the Coordination Unit. xvi)


Recommendation #5: Establish, under the authority of the Coordination Unit, a professional investigative team available for immediate deployment when conflict related sexual violence by peacekeepers is reported.


Recommendation #6: Task the working group with reviewing UN policies dealing with confidentiality in order to establish a proper balance between informed consent, protection, and accountability.


Recommendation #7: Establish a Trust Fund to provide specialized services to victims of conflict related sexual violence.


Recommendation #8: Negotiate with TCCs provisions ensuring prosecution, including by granting host countries subsidiary jurisdiction to prosecute crimes of sexual violence by peacekeepers.


Recommendation #9: Negotiate the inclusion in agreements with TCCs of provisions ensuring transparency and cooperation in accountability processes.


Recommendation #10: Adopt an approach to immunity that presumes cooperation and active participation of UN staff in accountability processes.


Recommendation #11: Negotiate with all TCCs provisions for screening troops that are minimally equivalent to the standards described in the HRDDP.


Recommendation #12: Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date human rights database hosted by OHCHR


Jesse Tremblay is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com, where this article first appeared.


   

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By Vin Armani


In this video, Vin Armani exposes how the Ebola and Zika virus “crises” were used to spur billions in vaccine development. Now that the vaccines are finally coming online, they’re no longer needed, but Congress will likely fund a stockpile of them for good measure. Hyped pandemics appear to be a new excuse for more corporate welfare for Big Pharma.



Sources mentioned:
The new ‘100% effective’ Ebola vaccine owes a debt to the scientists who beat smallpoxhttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/healthy-living/the-new-100-effective-ebola-vaccine-owes-a-debt-to-the-scientists-who-beat-smallpox-a7493031.html
Money spent on and companies involved with Ebola vaccine (according to Wikipedia):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_vaccine
Multiple Zika Vaccines in production even though that fizzled out on its own toohttps://www.statnews.com/2016/12/05/zika-vaccine-development-market/
U.S. Funding for Fighting Zika Virus Is Nearly Spent, C.D.C. Says (from August 2016)http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/health/us-funding-for-fighting-zika-virus-is-nearly-spent-cdc-says.html?_r=0
Congress Ends Spat, Agrees To Fund $1.1 Billion To Combat Zika (September 2016)http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/28/495806979/congress-ends-spat-over-zika-funding-approves-1-1-billion
Meanwhile, Zika went away on its own, just like Ebola “Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency, W.H.O. Says” (November 2016)http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/health/who-ends-zika-global-health-emergency.html


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By Dan Dicks


In an epic crackdown on what’s left of true free markets Montreal’s new bylaw gives politicians the power to prohibit new restaurants from opening within 25 meters of an existing one along the city’s Rue Notre Dame. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth points to the real issues of the matter and shows how free markets are definitely not the problem!




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By Vin Armani


Are your smart devices spying on you for the State? In this video, Vin Armani discusses the danger of prosecutors being able to confiscate the entire voice history on your smart devices, like the popular Amazon Echo, to find wrongdoing.




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Vin Armani is the host of The Vin Armani Show on Activist Post, TV Star of Gigolos on Showtime, Author, DJ, and Agorist Entrepreneur. Follow Vin on Twitter and subscribe on YouTube. Get the weekly podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.


   

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putin-apBy Claire Bernish


After months of hyperbolic assertions that Russian State actors  — and possibly even President Vladimir Putin, himself — undertook a coordinated campaign to meddle in the U.S. presidential election to throw the vote in favor of Donald Trump, three intelligence agencies have finally proffered alleged proof to back their claims.


However, the report — claiming Putin “ordered” this campaign — reads more like a hit piece than a studied and cautious analysis. Worse, the first media outlet to publish the report was none other than the Washington Post, whose ever-heightening McCarthyite articles — many since retracted — have parroted the government’s claims sans investigation or evidence.


“We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency,” the report boldly states, citing Moscow’s “longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order.”



Further, while the FBI and CIA claimed to have high confidence in the assessment, this murky report came only with moderate confidence of its accuracy from the one agency who would have the most comprehensive electronic records of such a campaign: the NSA.


“We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump,” the report alarmingly continues. “When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the election, the Russian influence campaign then focused on undermining her expected presidency.”








Additionally, the report  continues, the three agencies “assess with high confidence that Russian military intelligence (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU) used the Guccifer 2.0 persona and DCLeaks.com to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets and relayed material to WikiLeaks.


[…]


“Russia used trolls as well as RT as part of its influence efforts to denigrate Secretary Clinton. This effort amplified stories on scandals about Secretary Clinton and the role of WikiLeaks in the election campaign.”


Their reasoning and proof?


A journalist who is a leading expert on the Internet Research Agency claimed that some social media accounts that appear to be tied to Russia’s professional trolls—because they previously were devoted to supporting Russian actions in Ukraine—started to advocate for President-elect Trump as early as December 2015.


In other words, an unnamed, alleged journalist ostensibly concluded that outlets who reported on Russia’s actions in Ukraine — a country whose coup was supported by the U.S. government — and appeared to support the candidacy of Trump are now thus tied to the Russian government.


And the NSA, CIA, and FBI expect the public to swallow that an unnamed journalist’s personal opinion drove a significant portion of their conclusion not only Russian actors, but Putin himself, successfully swayed the vote away from Hillary Clinton.


While RT might be a Russian state-run media organization, the outlet never came out in support of Trump or Clinton — in fact, RT did what a number of independent and alternative media outlets did — reported the factual evidence of rampant corruption in the Democratic establishment exposed in documents published by WikiLeaks.


Indeed, select members of the intelligence community have relentlessly conflated RT, WikiLeaks, and alternative media with a Russian propaganda machine — providing exactly zero evidence to prove the claim. Former intelligence officials came forward Thursday to denounce claims those documents had even resulted from a hack — as, again, the NSA would be instantly aware and eager to provide proof.


On top of simply relying on this seemingly magical journalist, the report claims RT’s coverage of third party candidates was a deliberate attack on the very fabric of US democracy.


In an effort to highlight the alleged “lack of democracy” in the United States, RT broadcast, hosted, and advertised third party candidate debates and ran reporting supportive of the political agenda of these candidates. The RT hosts asserted that the US two-party system does not represent the views of at least one-third of the population and is a “sham.”


As we’ve pointed out here at The Free Thought Project on numerous occasions — the two-party paradigm is a sham.


This new report — heralded as proof positive of Russian government election meddling — does little to bolster confidence from the public that the claim isn’t just hot air.


Further, Hillary Clinton’s campaign notoriously spent over $1 million — on social media trolls.


As the report continues, Russian intelligence agencies “conducted cyber operations against targets associated with the 2016 US presidential election, including targets associated with both major US political parties” and “Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple US state or local electoral boards.”


“Cyber operations against targets” is phenomenally broad and proves nothing — and fails to address that Clinton campaign chair, John Podesta, fecklessly used the word “password” for his password — something WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange notes a 14-year-old could discern.


Secondly, the claim Russia somehow hacked any U.S. electrical grid has proven preposterously untrue thus far — so much so, in fact, the Washington Post’s claim Vermont’s power grid was compromised has since been fully retracted for being literally the Fake News it rails against, and completely false.


This report — wholly lacking solid evidence of the vociferous, dangerous accusations it proclaims — portends a drawn-out, heavy-handed campaign by the government of the United States to censor dissenting thought, speech, and independent reporting unacceptable to the political establishment.


Without proof, the U.S. political establishment and outgoing Obama administration just pinned an accusation on Russia, an act that, according to an Executive Order, could result in military aggression.


And all of this because Clintonites refuse to accept the nastiness, corruption, and collusion exposed in authentic documents — and just eat crow.


Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.


   

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us isisBy Brandon Turbeville


A WikiLeaks release of John Kerry’s statements has yet again blown the lid off the public claims of the U.S. government, Obama administration, and the corporate mainstream media in regards to ISIS and the war in Syria. The tapes of a conversation between John Kerry and the so-called “Syrian Opposition” at the Dutch Mission of the United Nations on September 22 were released on Wednesday. While mainstream media either refused to report on the leaks at all or eliminated the most incriminating parts of the tapes, Kerry openly states that the United States sat idly by while ISIS grew and grew in order to force Bashar al-Assad to “negotiate.”


To be clear, Kerry did not state that the United States funded, directed, or directly supported ISIS, claims which are already easily documented by previously leaked documents and by simple facts on the ground, both circumstantial and otherwise. However, he did clearly admit that the United States knew ISIS to be growing in Syria but did nothing to stop or oppose it because the U.S. wanted to use it as a bargaining chip in order to make the secular, democratically elected President, Bashar al-Assad “negotiate,” which, of course, simply means stepping down and allowing a proxy president and Western-backed terror coalition to take his place.



Kerry says in this clip:



The reason Russia came in is because ISIL was getting stronger. Daesh was threatening the possibility of going to Damascus and so forth and that’s why Russia came in. Because they didn’t want a Daesh government. And they supported Assad.


And we know that this was growing, we were watching, we saw that DAESH [the IS] was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened.(We) thought, however. We could probably manage that Assad might then negotiate, but instead of negotiating he got Putin to support him.”







While Kerry’s statement might not be the “we control ISIS” admission that many are looking for, it is important to note that Kerry is admitting to fighting on the same side as ISIS. After all, ISIS was fighting Assad. America was pushing against Assad, even threatening direct and open war against the Syrian government. America’s “rebels” were also fighting against Assad. At the very least, his statement is an admission that the U.S. and Daesh were on the same side and that the U.S. was pulling for Daesh in its battle against a secular peaceful government.








It’s also an admission that the State Department’s ludicrous claims that Russia entered Syria merely to protect a dictator and expand its own empire as being completely and utterly false. Kerry clearly admitted that the reason Russia entered Syria was to prevent a Daesh government in Damascus. Would any reasonable person disagree with Russia’s goal? We think not.


That being said, does this also mean that the U.S. did support a Daesh government in Damascus? After all, it wasn’t the prospect of Daesh that Kerry was worried about, it was the prospect of a continued Assad government. In more simplistic terms, Russia wanted to prevent Daesh from taking over Syria while the U.S. wanted Daesh to continue its war on Assad so that Assad would step down.


While not a complete admission of the direct control over ISIS (which has been documented repeatedly), Kerry’s statements are nonetheless damning. As more and more evidence such as this is brought out and covered in the alternative media, more and more Americans will realize what Syrians already know – that the United States is the creator and controller of ISIS and that the war in Syria is nothing more than Western imperialism. They will also come to realize that their corporate media is nothing more than a spokesman for the worst elements of our society – banks, corporations, and, of course, the government.


Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 850 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.


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cyber-attack-pixabayBy Dylan Charles


In the classic apocalyptic film Terminator, future planet earth is under siege by sentient man-made robots of war seeking to terminate the human race. Autonomous machines created by human beings to destroy human beings. Maximum dystopian, and scary enough as fiction; however, the military industrial complex and the deep state are bringing us ever closer each year to this dark future.


Case in point, the Stuxnet computer worm, developed as a joint U.S-Israeli-British cyber weapon, is a set of malicious computer code which infects an ubiquitous model of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), commonly used around the world in power plants and factories to mechanically control industrial hardware. PLCs can tell a fan when to turn on and off, how much of a chemical to add to a product, or for how long to operate an industrial mixer or cooling system. They are the direct link between the cybernetic and the physical world.



Stuxnet was originally designed to seek out and to attack such hardware in Iran’s Natanz nuclear fuel enrichment facility in order to disable centrifuges, thereby disrupting Iran’s capacity to produce nuclear weapons, which it did so successfully in 2010.


This worm was an unprecedentedly masterful and malicious piece of code that attacked in three phases. First, it targeted Microsoft Windows machines and networks, repeatedly replicating itself. Then it sought out Siemens Step7 software, which is also Windows-based and used to program industrial control systems that operate equipment, such as centrifuges. Finally, it compromised the programmable logic controllers. [Source]








The attack on Natanz was a covert and illegal act of force, and part of spectrum of tactics employed at that time against Iran’s nuclear bomb making ambitions, including the assassinations of top Iranian nuclear scientists, attacks on Iranian pipelines, an international propaganda campaign, and pressure from the International Atomic Energy Agency.


Stuxnet is uncommonly dangerous in the world of malware, and to the digital detectives who discovered it and the analysts tasked with figuring out what it was, who made it, and what it could do, it was their worst-case scenario, something they had hoped they would never actually see unleashed unto the world.



I wouldn’t call it amazement, it was kind of a shock. It went beyond our worst fears, our worst nightmares, and this continued the more we analyzed. The more we researched, the more bizarre the whole story got. It was evident at a very early stage that just given the sophistication of this malware suggested that there must have been a nation-state involved. At least one nation-state involved in the development. ~Ralph Langer, Control Systems Security Consultant, Zero Days


Here is a piece of software that should only exist in the cyber realm and it is able to affect physical equipment in a plant or factory and cause physical damage. ~Eric Chien, Semantec Security Response Team, Zero Days


Real world physical destruction. At that time things became very scary to us. Here you had malware potentially killing people, and that was something that was always Hollywoodesque to us. ~Liam O’Murchu, Semantec Security Response Team, Zero Days



Two years after Stuxnet disrupted Iran’s nuclear program, CBS News did a segment on it, interviewing former head of the NSA and former director of the CIA, Retired General Michael Hayden, would say very little about it, except to warn us of the significance that Stuxnet will have on the future of warfare, representing a startling escalation into an entirely new battlefield.


This was a good idea. All right. I also admit, this was a really big idea, too. The rest of the world was looking at this and saying, clearly someone has legitimated this kind of activity as acceptable in international conduct. The whole world was watching. ~General Michael Hayden, Retired



Zero Day is Here


One of the most startling aspects of Stuxnet is that it employs what is known as a ‘zero day’ code, a rare capacity which allows the worm to spread and function without the user having to do anything, such as download files or accidentally launch a program. In this way the worm is autonomous once released, always quietly crawling the world advancing toward its target. This combined with the fact that it attacks PLCs which are used all over the world in civilian infrastructure, including nuclear power plants, is extraordinarily dangerous as it opens the door to a new type of accidental warfare.


In the 2016 film Zero Days, an NSA source remarks on the importance and origins of Stuxnet. Her comment is to be taken as a warning that the government has released something into the world that they cannot control, that cannot be put bag in the bag, that will only evolve and further advancements in malware.


I was in NSA. I believe in the agency so what I’m willing to give you will be limited but we’re talking because everyone’s getting the story wrong and we have to get it right. We have to understand these new weapons, the stakes are too high. We did Stuxnet. It’s a fact. We came so fucking close to disaster and we’re still on the edge. It was a huge, multi-national, inter-agency operation. ~NSA Source, Zero Days


Speculative Connection to Fukushima


Although we most likely will never find confirmation, some analysts speculate that Stuxnet was involved in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown which occurred on 3/11/2011. Evidence for this includes the fact all layers of the power plant’s cooling systems failed, even systems designed to withstand major earthquakes and severe floods. Furthermore, some claim that Stuxnet was found in Japan just prior to the catastrophe, placing it near the scene of the crime.


The unfortunate truth is that we will never know the full details, largely because the Japanese government and TEPCO, the energy agency that operates the plant, are more concerned with stopping information leakage about the disaster and cleanup effort than they are about stopping the leakage of radioactive material.


Nevertheless, Fukushima serves as a shocking blueprint for the coming cyber apocalypse. A target-nation’s critical infrastructure mysteriously goes offline in spite of multiple layers of failsafes and backups, resulting in catastrophic, widespread damage and disruption in densely populated areas. Potentially, as is in the case of nuclear reactors, causing permanent ecological devastation and the indefinite dislocation of millions of people.


We have entered into a new phase of conflict in which we use a cyber weapon to create physical destruction, and in this case, physical destruction in someone else’s critical infrastructure. ~ U.S. General Michael Hayden, Retired


The Coming Cyber Apocalypse


Cyber warfare is the fourth dimension of military conflict beyond land, sea and air. Cyber weapons offers unlimited range, super high-speed, and extremely low detectability, and as we push further and further into the realms of artificial intelligence, we move closer to a scenario where technology can evolve on its own, beyond its destructive genealogy.


Skynet, as it is called in Terminator. It is almost here.


terminatorScreen capture from the 1991 film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.


In 2016 a massive cyber attack on the Internet brought down major news, e-commerce, and social media sites for many hours by using home appliances and televisions as a distributed network of cyber-attackers. Now analysts predict the Internet will be brought down completely for at least a short period of time within the coming year or so. An apocalyptic prospect for commerce, finance and infrastructure. Meanwhile, the Pentagon continues to push the envelope in robotic and autonomous weapons of war.


There is no way to fully understand the implications and consequences of an artificially intelligent cyber conflict. There is no path to disarmament of this kind of threat, and if the cutting edge of technological development continues to be occupied by the military industrial mindset, then the human race doesn’t stand a chance. Is this really our future?


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Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at wakingtimes@gmail.com.


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bomb-flag-waking-timesBy Isaac Davis


Among the many other landmark events that took place in 2016, the United States military dropped a whopping 26,171 bombs in foreign nations. This is hardly good news for those on the receiving end, and as conflict spreads in the Middle East and government pushes for all out war with Russia and China, ordinary Americans, those who foot the war bill with tax money, have some soul-searching to do.


Are the values this nation was founded on best shared with the world through violence and destruction? Has American ingenuity in all matters of science and productivity been eclipsed by out capacity to exert the will of the oligarchy though police actions and indiscriminate bombing? Is there ever a moment when enough is enough, and we admit that bombing people doesn’t create peace or achieve the aspirations of a free and moral people?



As reported by McClatchyDC:



The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs last year, 3,027 more than 2015.








According to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think tank, the majority of the bombs were dropped in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. leads an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group in both countries and has carried out air operations in attempt to reduce the area controlled by the terrorist organization.

Nearly the same amount of bombs were dropped in Syria (12,192) and Iraq (12,095) last year. [Source]



This amounts to an average of just under 72 bombs a day for the year.


What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that most of these munitions were supposedly dropped on ISIS, a terrorist organization that even members of the U.S. Congress say is being funded covertly by the United States.


What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the fact that at present the U.S. is not legally at war with any nation, therefore all of the bombs fell on nations and people which are not engaged in open conflict against the U.S.


How incredible is this… the United States is technically not at war with any country right now but dropped more than 26,000 bombs in just 2016 and this under a “anti-war” President. We have an entire generation of Americans who have lived only under a system of “perpetual war”. The time is long overdue to redefine these issues. –Ben Swann


Finally, what makes this achievement even more outstanding is the cognitive dissonance associated with the fact that the U.S. maintains the illusion of being a peaceful nation and all of these bombs, as well as the hundreds of thousands of bombs dropped in the last eight years were done so during the administration of a Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is Orwellian double-think at its finest.


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I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one. – President Theodore Roosevelt


Prescient enough as it is, the above statement by Theodore Roosevelt is even more astonishing now when you consider the attitude of defense contractors, who view the possibility of world war III as a potentially great business opportunity.


READ: The 239 Year Timeline of America’s Involvement in Military Conflict


The American public and the world have long since been warned of the dangers of allowing the military industrial complex to become such an integral part of our economic survival. The United States is the self-proclaimed angel of democracy in the world, but just as George Orwell warned, war is the health of the state, and in the language of newspeak, democracy is the term we use to hide the reality of the nature of our warfare state.


Read more articles by Isaac Davis.


Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.


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5-more-obama-liesBy Melissa Dykes


You know, President Obama has only got two weeks left now. Can you believe it?


On the way out the door, the administration is basically trying to rewrite history with some of the biggest whoppers yet. What you’re about to see isn’t an SNL skit, although some of it very well could be substituted for one and most people wouldn’t know the difference.




The only question left is, how many more lies to do you think his administration can cram into just 14 days?


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