Monday, July 31, 2017

Pakistan’s Soft Coup- The Deep State Ousts Nawaz Sharif

The deep state with the assistance of outside interests? 
Can't say for certain. Let's just say there is a high probability of outside interest involvement considering all players and nation states affected by the removal of Nawaz Sharif

I used the term soft coup. Was it a soft coup? I would say so.
Soft Coup definition
Soft coups include actions of senior government or military officials refusing to carry out their roles in critical tasks, or otherwise acting in opposition to the letter or spirit of the law to diminish or remove de facto power from those who would otherwise legally wield it.
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No Prime Minister in Pakistan’s 70-year history has served his or her full term. Friday’s decision by Pakistan’s supreme court to disqualify Nawaz Sharif upheld this grim tradition. Mr. Sharif, who stepped down as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Friday, was hobbled by allegations of corruption ever since the Panama Papers leak in 2015 revealed his family’s ownership of at least three shell companies registered in the British Virgin Islands, a seeming involvement in deals worth US$25 million (AED92 million) and an expensive property portfolio in central London.
Nawaz Sharif
 The revelations sparked off frenzied protests (we’ll read about those a bit more, shortly) against Mr. Sharif and inaugurated a judicial inquiry into his family’s finances. The findings of the judicial investigation, carried out over a three-month period and published earlier this month, were damning even though their credibility was undermined by the fact that two of the authors of the report were also members of Pakistan’s powerful military intelligence agencies.

"Mr. Sharif was not afforded a trial nor, strictly speaking, was he found guilty of corruption. Rather, the supreme court declared him ineligible for office because it took the view that, in failing to disclose his assets, Mr Sharif had contravened the constitutional requirement for legislators to be 'sagacious, righteous, non-profligate, honest and truthful'," the newspaper continued.
No trial. Not found guilty. Yet, forced out.  Sure reads like a soft coup! It’s interesting to consider the reality of  his removal was not really tied to his governing of Pakistan. And going by all my reading he wasn’t found guilty of anything nefarious either

"The Pakistani judiciary’s ability to truncate an elected prime minister’s time in office can be seen as an affirmation of constitutional democracy: the supreme court ruled on the constitutionality of the prime minister’s conduct, Mr. Sharif complied with its decision and quit, and Pakistan moved on.

"Such a view is comforting," the editorial said, "but it is also misleading. Mr. Sharif’s abrupt departure is bad news for Pakistan and for the region. Given its history of coups and ramshackle civilian governments, Pakistan desperately needs to establish a precedent of an uninterrupted full term in office by a democratically elected Prime Minister.
"It certainly does not augur well for Pakistan’s economy, which, having run up an unprecedented current account deficit of $32.6 billion last year, is at a critical juncture with the central bank attempting to manage the over-valued rupee.

"Pakistan’s relationship with India is another potential casualty. Although on the Pakistani right, Mr. Sharif was heavily invested in securing peace with India. Despite the deterioration of ties between Delhi and Islamabad, Mr. Sharif’s presence was a source of assurance. India cannot but feel demoralised by this development.
 India demoralised. Pakistan wobbly. Central bank attempting to manage an overvalued rupee?
To say nothing of Afghanistan. Kashmir. And then, of course, the potential balkanization of Pakistan. Baluchistan..... ?


Soft Coup: Why Pakistan's Army WANTED Naraz Sharif OUT & here's what may happen
There is a widespread impression that Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by Pakistan's Supreme Court on the basis of evidence that he and members of his family illegally possessed huge unaccounted financial assets and properties in London and elsewhere.

The Supreme Court, however, removed Sharif from office exclusively on the basis of evidence provided by the JIT that he did not declare an amount of UAE Dirhams 10,000 (equivalent to Rs 1.7 Lakh) he received from a UAE Company, while filing his nomination papers for elections in 2013.

The Supreme Court used convoluted arguments, which have been questioned even by eminent Pakistani lawyers, to justify its decision. The court held that even though Sharif never received this money, he was bound to declare it as a "receivable"
The army reacted strongly. It sought and secured the sacking of Sharif's personal foreign policy adviser Tareq Fatemi for leaking information about these differences. Ensuring that Sharif does not return to power will be high on the army's agenda, which the judiciary evidently shares.

The army will seek to split Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League Party through its links with senior leaders like interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. While Shahbaz Sharif has maintained a closer relationship with army generals than his elder brother Nawaz, the ISI will spare no effort to discredit and marginalise Nawaz.
 Moreover, in a situation where the main opposition Party, the PPP, is organizationally weak in even its strongholds in Sind and Southern Punjab, the mercurial and virulently anti-Indian Imran Khan, who has been a protege of the army, could emerge stronger than he is now.
Imran Khan- we'll be learning more about him- he's certainly been delivered the goods on a silver platter-

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Sharif, whom the Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday ousted in a blatant act of judicial activism, understood that only a stronger economy and semblance of peace at the border will give him the political legitimacy needed to stay in power for five years — a feat no other Pakistani prime minister has achieved. 

Under him, the economy was showing promising signs. He improved fiscal discipline, reduced poverty, put money in middle class's hands, and the stock market responded with enthusiasm. On 15 May, 2017, index provider MSCI announced that it was reclassifying Pakistan's status from lowly 'frontier' to more prestigious 'emerging market'.

One may assume that these positive changes would have strengthened Sharif's political hold and gave greater legitimacy to the civilian government. Surely the electorate would welcome these developments? They did, and that's the problem. Nawaz's Pakistan Muslim League (N) remain hugely popular in the influential Punjab province and the prime minister had total control over his party. Imran Khan was sniping at his heels but he wasn't a political heavyweight.
Historically, Pakistan's army and the Deep State have felt insecure during even brief interludes of civilian authority. They see Banquo's apparition in a popular prime minister. This arises out of their necessity to keep rent-seeking opportunities intact. For the army and Pakistan's intelligence establishment, animus against India and Afghanistan translate into massive pecuniary and political benefits.
 Sharif, who wanted to normalise democracy and solidify grip over power, made two cardinal errors. He responded to Modi's outreaches (swearing-in ceremony, Lahore stopover) and sought to limit the influence wielded by the security-intelligence network.

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It’s claimed aka widely spun the Panama Papers were the reason behind the removal.
As mentioned, but worth restating. Nothing to do with Panama papers.

"Sharif and his children were facing probe triggered by the Panama Papers investigation, which put forth four apartments in London that they own through two offshore companies. His disqualification has, however, happened for a charge unrelated to this: For not declaring income as the Chairman of Dubai-based Capital FZE, which dissolved in 2014"

Income it seems Sharif may not have been paid?  Recall?
"The court held that even though Sharif never received this money, he was bound to declare it as a "receivable"

Continue reading.........
"This controversial decision has raised many questions about the future of democracy and how an elected Prime Minister can easily be sent home without getting an opportunity to defend his position on the particular point"

Does this move expose the state of relationship between the courts and the executive in Pakistan? The deep state in other words:

" Politicians often complain of being decorated with official titles but deprived of power. They will have to strengthen themselves through caliber and character. Rights are earned, they aren’t granted"

What will be political impact of Sharif’s exit?
"Sharif is a popular leader. Whether his exit is for good remains to be seen. He will file a petition seeking review of the verdict. Let’s hope the court realizes this fact too. Else, the disqualification of a popular leader on a petty matter will haunt the court for years to come."
And then there is Imran Khan. He’s interesting and obviously corrupt. 
There are familiar themes about him, his charities/ foundations and his ties to the military.
Pakistan's military being intimately tied to the US military industrial complex.
"Will this change or rather enhance the significance of Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan in Pakistan, who was one of the petitioners in the case?"
A bit self serving, no?
"Imran has channelized the anger of disaffected population; youth in particular."

New York Times did a big article on Imran Khan
"For Mr. Khan, 64, the moment was sweet. He had been the main petitioner before the court and fomented widespread street protests against Mr. Sharif, emerging as the strongest challenger to the former prime minister and his political legacy."
Khan- Protege of the army. Main Petitioner to oust Sharif. And 'widespread street protests" Aka Gene Sharp and colour revolutions.

"But Mr. Khan’s path to victory in the next general election, set for mid-2018, is far from assured, according to analysts, including Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president of the Asia Center at the United States Institute of Peace, whose research and work centers on Pakistan.

Not until 2011 did Mr. Khan find himself center stage as he captured the public’s imagination and began drawing hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis to his political rallies. Most people in the audiences were educated, urban youths, disgruntled with the system and energized by Mr. Khan’s populist, anticorruption and anti-American message. The party also picked up vast support among the Pakistani expatriate community, and Mr. Khan’s supporters are dominant on social media."

 Snowflakes and social media....A toxic combination
Imran Kahn

"The country’s powerful generals might be reluctant to see Mr. Khan in power. Critics dismiss him as soft on militancy; some even ridicule him with the nickname “Taliban Khan.”"

Might be or might not be? Or does the NYT's just wish us to think of this guy as an outsider. He does not seem to be an outsider

"Mr. Khan has no experience with governing and has shown an aptitude more for street agitation than working with Parliament to bring about change.

“Enamored supporters say Mr. Khan is not corrupt like traditional politicians and point to his philanthropic work as proof that he will do more good for the country”

He’s not corrupt like traditional politicians? So he’s corrupt in some different fashion then?
Because just my short time researching him demonstrates Mr Khan is corrupt and has some very serious, serious, corruption issues.

"Mr. Khan too faces cases against him in the Supreme Court and the election commission, stemming from accusations of hiding assets and of foreign funding of his political party.

“How can I be disqualified?” he said in an interview. “I was never a public officeholder"
 Mr Khan has funneled money from one of his many foundation/charities to his political party. He may not have held public office at that time, but....... Think of the corrupt Clinton foundation

What Happened to the Money you Donated to IKF?

"The IRS was notified that the relationship of the Donor to the Donee was “NONE,” despite the fact that each of the grants were made to funds in Pakistan founded by Imran Khan and/or controlled by his political party, reveals AP investigation.
AP found out some not-so-transparent dealings by the United States’ branch of Imran Khan Foundation in the way they distributed your money which was collected as Flood Relief donations.
The Imran Khan Foundation (IKF) is a nonprofit corporation showing an address of 385 S Lemon Ave, Walnut CA 91789. IKF is a registered tax-exempt public charity under section 501 (c)(3) of the United States’ Internal Revenue Service Code. As such, contributions to the Imran Khan Foundation are tax deductible. Interestingly, the Board of Directors of the IKF are also close aides to Imran Khan’s political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)."

"AP investigation team obtained various documents from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the US Treasury Department. The IRS form 990 for the Imran Khan Foundation from 2007-2014 were carefully evaluated. IRS Form 990 are all public documents per IRS code and they are required to be filed by each non-profit organization on a yearly basis. These documents can also be obtained from a publicly accessible database on the US Treasury Department.
The Mission Statement of IKF is very ambitious and ” its principal goal is to improve the quality of life for the unreached and underserved communities by ensuring access to basic services”.
 According to the IKF’s IRS Form 990s, obtained by AP investigative team, the organization raised funds in the United States and transferred those funds to relief efforts in Pakistan. The actual destination and use of these funds, however, is not always clear. Between 2007 and 2010, IKF transferred about $187,000 to Pakistan. The reported recipients were the Mianwali Development Trust, Namal Education Foundation, Pakistan Insaf Welfare Trust, and Swat Relief Fund PTI.
For each itemized overseas grant made by IKF, the IRS was notified that the relationship of the Donor to the Donee was “NONE,” despite the fact that each of the grants were made to funds in Pakistan founded by Imran Khan and/or controlled by his political party PTI. That’s not where the ambiguity ends, In 2010, presumably in response to the historic flooding in Pakistan, IKF reported revenue totaling $5,956,654. However, only $144,851 was reported in expenditures that year. This amounts to a major discrepancy."
 Ya think! Revenue of nearly six million dollars but expenditures of only 144.850.00?
"In 2011, IKF reported revenues of $793,903 with expenditures of $372,858 leaving $6,240,269 cash on hand at the end of 2011. It wasn’t until 2012, that IKF made a large financial transfer, this time in the amount of $5,501,205. That distribution was reported as having been made as an unspecified cash donation in Pakistan.
This is not conclusive of anything because we do not know how the funds were actually used in Pakistan; but the timing does raise questions given that PTI was in the midst of a national political campaign when $5.5 million in tax-free charitable funds were transferred from the US to Pakistan – especially given the IKF’s history of using funds for “relief efforts” tied to a political party.
At the end of 2014, the IKF showed a net worth of 1.87 million dollars.
 It is also worth mentioning that Imran Khan runs several charity organizations including but not limited to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust and Imran Khan Cancer Appeal, UK."
Charities and foundations as a means to fund money political machinations and colour revolutions.. 

Imran Kahn was married to Jemima Khan nee Jemima Goldsmith. 
Allegedly, they are still on very good terms having two children to contend with.
So we have some interesting big bankster connections to boot! 

Bankers, military, corrupt foundations.. resources, geo strategic locales.
This soft coup has it all

  From Earlier today

PKK/YPG Ratifies Division of Annexed Northern Syria- More US weapons to Kurds

PKK/YPG Ratifies Division of Annexed Northern Syria- More US weapons to Kurds

Cause it's straight talk here- not gibberish promoted by msm and alt msm.
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Kurdish groups and their allies in northern Syria gathered on Thursday in the country’s northwestern town of Rmelan and voted to divide the region into three federal administrative provinces.
The Council of Northern Syria Federal System, established last year, ratified the administrative division of the area after delineating new borders and giving new names to the three provinces.
In an online statement, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), of which the Kurdish YPG forces form a key component, said the Federal region of northern Syria would include the provinces of Al-Jazira, Al-Furat, and Afrin.
Hasaka and Qamishlo districts are in the country’s northeastern Al-Jazira province.
Al-Furat, the Arabic word for the Euphrates, is where Kobani and Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) are located, in the country’s north.

Additionally, the city of Raqqa, according to a senior Syrian Kurdish official, is expected to join the decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State (IS).
Hence the ethnic cleansing of Arabs from Raqqa- the majority population present day. As in mostly Arabs...
“We expect (this) because our project is for all Syria ... and Raqqa can be part of it," Saleh Muslim, the co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party, told Reuters in an earlier interview.
Before voting on the federal system last year, the PYD party and the YPG forces established a self-administrated system of governance, which spanned over the three cantons of Al-Jazira, Kobani, and Afrin.
The federal system project has undergone some changes over the past year, starting with its name, the "Democratic Federal System for Rojava-Northern Syria" chosen in March 2016 and then switched to the name "Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria" in December.
Rebranding from Rojova to democratic federal system of Northern Syria..
Hiding the agenda in plain site
Removing the word Rojava, which stands for Western Kurdistan in Kurdish and refers to Syria’s Kurdish-held areas, sparked a wave of anger among various Kurdish groups in the diaspora.
But the Kurdish-led administration in the region may have removed it to gain more international support, and perhaps in anticipation of joining the mainly Arab provinces of Raqqa and Deir al-Zor in northern Syria.
This move can be evidenced by the US military support for the YPG and their Arab allies in the SDF as they launched the offensive to retake Raqqa from IS roughly two months ago

US Increases Military Support, still more, to YPG/PKK 

If it isn't obvious enough to you yet the US is intending to occupy, alongside PKK/YPG militias, northern Syria..

YPG/PKK/USA
The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday.
A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News that a new convoy of US military support has arrived to SDF-held areas in Rojava-Northern Syria.
“100 vehicles carrying military equipment from the US-led coalition have entered Hasakah province in the past few days,” the source said.
Local sources told ARA News that a total of 180 US military vehicles have entered northern Syria in a week.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Israeli Organ Harvesting from Syrians: "paying the poor and the hungry to slowly dismantle their bodies”

A few days ago I came across this news- Israel harvested 18,000 organs from dead Syrians during the war

Israel's involvement in organ harvest and trade has been discussed previously here at the blog. So, this latest report was not particularly startling to me.The quote used in the title was from a report in 09 regarding Israel's involvement in the organ trade "business" aka black market. I'm quite certain this disgusting trade practice is one of the ties that bind them, Israel's military complex, to the Kurdish militias operating massive smuggling rings from the middle east to Europe.



Before I get to the news regarding Syrians have their organs harvested by interested Israeli parties, let's read a bit more from the '09 news- Link- Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor’s Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley, the founder of Organ Watch, and the author of scholarly books and articles on organ trafficking. She is the pundit mainstream media call upon when they need expert commentary on the topic.5
While Scheper-Hughes emphasizes that traffickers and procurers come from numerous nations and ethnicities, including Americans and Arabs, she is unflinchingly honest in speaking about the Israeli connection:
“Israel is at the top,” she states. “It has tentacles reaching out worldwide.6
In a lecture last year sponsored by New York’s PBS 13 Forum, Scheper-Hughes explained that Israeli organ traffickers, “had and still have a pyramid system at work that’s awesome...they have brokers everywhere, bank accounts everywhere; they’ve got recruiters, they’ve got translators, they’ve got travel agents who set up the visas.”
Lest this sound simply like a successful international concern, it’s important to understand the nature of such a business.
As Scheper-Hughes describes it, organ trafficking consists of “paying the poor and the hungry to slowly dismantle their bodies.”
"Israel harvested 18,000 organs from dead  Syrians "
 (AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Damascus university medical doctor heading Medical Forensics department Dr. Hussein Nofal estimates that at least 18,000 Syrians have had organs removed during the war thus far.
 Last December another Israeli organ trafficker was arrested by Interpol police at the Istanbul airport. After forty days in Turkish custody, he was extradited back to Israel to face charges. The organ smuggler had made arrangements to tap the large destitute Syrian migrant population in Turkey to coordinate illegal organ surgeries with local doctors in small private hospitals. He already had charges against him for his illicit operations amongst impoverished organ donors in Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Sri Lanka from 2008-2014. He had also placed ads in Russian newspapers in search of potential donors. As is typical, no information or medical follow-up is ever given to donor victims who often suffer complications. For example one boy in Kosovo was paralyzed after his kidney removal.
DW

A suspected Israeli organ trafficker who was wanted on an Interpol red notice has been arrested at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. A court has ordered that he be extradited to Israel

Boris Volfman was arrested at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on suspicion of organ trafficking and fraud after flying from Bangkok on Friday night, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported.
The Ukrainian-born Israeli citizen reportedly came to Turkey to harvest organs from desperate Syrian refugees, the daily Vatan newspaper reported.
A court on Saturday ordered his extradition to Israel after a 40-day arrest period.
BBC- Key Suspect in Kosovo Organ Trafficking Arrested in Israel


Israeli police have not confirmed the arrest or what alleged offence they are investigating.
EU prosecutors suspect Moshe Harel of masterminding an illegal organ trade involving a clinic in the Kosovan capital, Pristina.
His arrest was announced to a court in Kosovo on Thursday, an EU press officer in Pristina told the BBC News website.
Israeli newspapers have recently reported the arrest of 10 people over an international organ-trafficking network, but it is unclear if Mr Harel is among them.
But he is known to be among nine people indicted in the Kosovo case, which relates to organ transplants carried out in 2008.

Explains one aspect of Israel's helpfulness regarding the medical treatment of wounded Syrians. And the necessity for all those field hospitals Israel set up because they care.

This past week:

Friday, July 28, 2017

America’s “Train and Equip” Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped?

Ollie Richardson tipped me off to his latest work- He expanded on my post from last week...
Trump Cuts Aid to CIA Funded Rebels. Just More FAKE NEWS
 Viewing it from another angle. Taking it to another level. I'm going to post Ollie's comment and article below. 

Hi there, I saw this interesting post and decided to build on your hypothesis :)

https://orientalreview.org/2017/07/25/americas-train-program-syria-stopped/

PennyJuly 26, 2017 at 6:56 AM Hello Ollie Richardson- I look forward to reading what you have written.

Of course I read the piece. Loved it. How could I not?
 I'll excerpt some of Ollie's article and link to the rest-  
Thanks for the link too, Ollie. And the "keen eye" compliment. :)
Ollie addresses the fake news aspect but expands on my contention that funding had already been cut. And verifies the earlier cut in a very interesting way
Ollie Richardson's must read article @ Oriental Review
"As was noticed by others with a keen eye, Reuters already reported earlier this year – February 2017 – that funding to vetted “moderate” groups had been “frozen”……and the Financial Times published an “interview” with a “US-backed rebel commander”, in which the newspaper’s interlocutor gives the impression that the US have more or less flushed him and his comrades down the toilet."
Omitted images- see it at link- I'll only be using one of Ollie's images
"Did Washington cut the program’s funding in July 2017? February 2017? In 2015? Sometime in 2016…say…August 19th at 17:36:59 on the dot?
This question, of course, is impossible for non-State employees to definitively answer. The only barometer external observers have is the content that is published in the media – whether it be official statements or primary research. In other words – simulacrum. The map is most certainly not the territory. However, what the layperson in the street can do is connect some dots in order to triangulate some logical conclusion. For example, the author of the following tweet noticed that the quantity of videos published on channels with the notorious green-white “Syrian revolution” flag featuring the use of TOW-missiles against the Syrian Arab Army haven’t been as numerous as of late:

And this observation is backed up by the fact that the number of documented TOW launches in February 2017 – the month Trump took office – was less then in previous months.
And Ollie get's the perception management!

The general public becoming aware that the US government was aiding and abetting the very terrorist organisations that – according to America itself – flew three planes into buildings in New York in 2001 is absolutely unacceptable for the war hawks in D.C. Thus, Kurdish militias such as the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) and the “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) present for Trump a much safer option to consolidate what is left, i.e. to occupy the northeast of the Syria. It’s a nice romantic story too – the Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group without a State, they were attacked by Saddam Hussein, they are being currently attacked by Turkey, etc. When compared to the narrative “supplying Al-Qaeda with weapons”, the Kurdish plot is much more digestible for the media consumers over the world.
Boy, oh boy are we conditioned for romanticized heros- Presented via easily digestible plotlines.

Read the rest at the highlighted link 

I know there have been quite a few posts this past week- There are just so many interesting reports - Too many to keep up with! Was thinking, summer time, so much news and no one is reading it.  At least it'll be archived here :)


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Three Square Market Microchips Employees Company-Wide

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The losers will be chipped at a “Chip” Party set to take place August 1st.
Employees will be chipped at the 32M inaugural "chip party" hosted at their headquarters in River Falls, WI on August 1, 2017.
Just like cattle.  But, hey then can wave their hands and make purchases in the break room and open doors
What privilege!



 Three Square Market (32M) is offering implanted chip technology to all of their employees on August 1st, 2017. Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc.  This program, offered by 32M, is optional for all employees. The company is expecting over 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped.  32M is partnering with BioHax International and Jowan Osterland, CEO, based out of Sweden.

RFID technology or Radio-Frequency Identification uses electromagnetic fields to identify electronically stored information. Often referred to as "chip" technology, this option has become very popular in the European marketplace. The chip implant uses near-field communications (NFC); the same technology used in contactless credit cards and mobile payments. A chip is implanted between the thumb and forefinger underneath the skin within seconds.

A micro market, also known as a break room market, has become a staple in the U.S. with over 20,000 locations and growing.  While in existence for over a decade in the American workplace, the international community began to embrace this only a few years ago.  A micro market is a mini convenience store located right in the employee break room using a self-checkout kiosk, similar to what is found at many major retailers.  Businesses see multiple benefits when adding a micro market to their location, such as increased employee morale and productivity. 32M entered this growing industry over four years ago and is rapidly growing in market share and believes this technology will help it continue this trajectory.

"We foresee the use of RFID technology to drive everything from making purchases in our office break room market, opening doors, use of copy machines, logging into our office computers, unlocking phones, sharing business cards, storing medical/health information, and used as payment at other RFID terminals.  Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc." commented 32M CEO, Todd Westby.


"When working with our operators over in Europe, we came across a company of chipped employees at BioHax International and the concept of using RFID with micro markets quickly grew," commented 32M VP of International Sales, Tony Danna.  "We see chip technology as the next evolution in payment systems, much like micro markets have steadily replaced vending machines. As a leader in micro market technology, it is important that 32M continues leading the way with advancements such as chip implants" added Mr. Westby.

"The international market place is wide-open and we believe that the future trajectory of total market share is going to be driven by who captures this arena first," said 32M COO Patrick McMullan.  "Europe is far more advanced in mobile and chip technology usage than the U.S. and we are thrilled with the growth opportunity this enhancement will bring to us.  Thanks to our market partners in Sweden, we met this innovative company and look forward to working with them to take our market share to another level."

32M is envisioning this technology to help it grow its other self-checkout businesses.  "We see this as another payment and identification option that not only can be used in our markets but our other self-checkout / self-service applications that we are now deploying which include convenience stores and fitness centers," added Mr. McMullan.
Losers... Sorry, but, chipping humans reduces them to cattle. Sheep. Dogs.

I saw another news article regarding this human chipping where it was claimed these chips were not hackable. And were non readable, unless, you were in the vicinity of a chip reader.
I do believe there are chip readers in many locales..


USS Fitzgerald Was Likely At Fault in Collision with ACX Crystal


The temporary patch on the Fitzgerald's hull, top (Navy)

Maritime Executive
 
American defense officials said Friday that initial findings indicate that the destroyer USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in her collision with the container ship ACX Crystal on June 17.
Defense officials told CNN and Reuters that the early results of the investigation show that the Fitzgerald was at fault, and that a loss of situational awareness was a primary factor in the collision.There was not a lot that went right leading up to the crash. There were a string of errors, but they did a lot after the collision to save lives and the ship,” an official with knowledge of the inquiry told Reuters. He added that the investigators have already collected radar data from the time of the incident and testimony from the crew, and that it was unlikely that the initial conclusions would change. 
Two defense officials speaking with CNN confirmed this account. "They did nothing until the last second," one official said. "A slew of things went wrong." Another Navy official said the crash "will wind up being our fault."

Japan has nearly completed it's investigation and the US has not cooperated.

Officials say the US is exercising its right to investigate its ship and not share the information with Japan, even though the crash took place in Japanese territorial waters. This is allowed under the bilateral Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA), and though Japan Coast Guard officials said they’re still considering cooperation with Washington, nothing has yet been confirmed.
The cause of the accident is also being investigated by experts from the Japan Transport Safety Board, and if there is no information forthcoming from the US officials may have to compile a report based only on the information they’ve gathered, according board spokesman Katsunori Takahashi. The spokesman pointed out that there have been other instances where Washington did not cooperate on an investigation.
My opinion? The US isn't cooperating so they can spin their investigation however they please.
Spin won't take away from the fact the USS Fitzgerald was at fault- There may be legal issues for the US in this matter, which may make non cooperation more to their advantage. Look how many died due to carelessness and/or outright negligence.

Geo-Engineering: Sucking up Carbon & Dimming the Sun to Cool Planet

Interesting article from the CBC. (quotes from cbc article in red)

Greg@ Goon Squad will like this :)
" Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet."
What is wrong this the above statement?  
First of all the carbon/heating theory doesn't work. It doesn't jibe.
Second... I thought the sun had nothing to do with AGW?
At least that's what carbon cult adherents have suggested. 
The very name of this PSYOP Anthropogenic Global Warming, indicates the problem is all due to humans, so why "dim the sun"

In the countryside near Zurich, Swiss company Climeworks began to suck greenhouse gases from thin air in May with giant fans and filters in a $23-million US project that it calls the world's first "commercial carbon dioxide capture plant."
Worldwide, "direct air capture" research by a handful of companies such as Climeworks has gained tens of millions of dollars in recent years from sources including governments, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Read on how absurd this extremely expensive extraction method truly is:
 Climeworks reckons it now costs about $600 US to extract a tonne of carbon dioxide from the air, and the plant's full capacity due by the end of 2017 is only 900 tonnes a year. That's equivalent to the annual emissions of only 45 Americans.

How much carbon is created to extract this carbon? Anyone? How are the giant fans being run?
Climeworks sells the gas, at a loss, to nearby greenhouses as a fertilizer to grow tomatoes and cucumbers. It has a partnership with the automaker Audi, which hopes to use carbon in greener fuels

Let's take that paragraph apart, shall we?

1-"Climeworks sells the gas, at a loss, to nearby greenhouses as a fertilizer to grow tomatoes and cucumbers."

I've mentioned the carbon fertilization in greenhouses on a number of occasions. Carbon is plant food. This FACT was discussed most recently in the post titled:

Hysteria reigns as "CO2 levels cross 410 ppm " First Time In Human History

 Let’s talk about SEASONAL CO2 Fluctuations- A Natural Occurrence in the Real World
The Keeling Curve

 This shift between the fall and winter months to the spring and summer results in the sawtooth pattern known as the Keeling Curve measurement of atmospheric CO2 such that every year there is a decline in CO2 during months of terrestrial plant photosynthesis and an increase in CO2 in months without large amounts of photosynthesis and with significant decomposition.
2- "Audi, which hopes to use carbon in greener fuels"

Using Carbon in greener fuels? Whaaaat???? Aren't we already using carbon as fuel.
Yes, we are!
"And isolating carbon dioxide is complex, because the gas makes up just 0.04 per cent of the air"
 Isolating carbon dioxide is complex, because it makes up JUST 0.04 percent of the air
"Pure carbon dioxide delivered by trucks, for use in greenhouses or to make drinks fizzy, costs up to about $300 US a tonne in Switzerland"
 I'm just getting such a conflicting message from this spin. I can't hold two conflicting ideas in my head- cause I don't want the cognitive dissonance.  So, carbon is 'bad' and it's warming the planet, but, it's good to gather up for plant food in greenhouses and green fuel. And carbon is a must to feed forests and global plant life which give us oxygen, but it's still bad?
  
Considering the real, true and actual usefulness of carbon in general food production- greenhouses, food production outside of greenhouses and life in general to create our oxygen on the planet. (As the plants consume carbon and give us our life saving oxygen)- I'm having troubles reconciling the many contradictions inherent in the AGW hoax.

When there is a contradiction we probably have a lie.

Now let's get to the dimming of the sun.
Riskier "geo-engineering" solutions could be a backstop, such as dimming the world's sunshine, dumping iron into the oceans to soak up carbon, or trying to create clouds.

Among new university research, a Harvard geo-engineering project into dimming sunlight to cool the planet set up in 2016 has raised $7.5 million US from private donors.
 Keith's team aims to release about one kilogram of sun-dimming material, perhaps calcium carbonate, from a high-altitude balloon above Arizona next year in a tiny experiment to see how it affects the microphysics of the stratosphere.
Some research has suggested that geo-engineering with sun-dimming chemicals, for instance, could affect global weather patterns and disrupt vital monsoons.

Anyone getting a weather warfare vibe here? 

Let's keep reading the published insanity passing itself off as rational thinking
The most natural way to extract carbon from the air is to plant forests that absorb the gas as they grow, but that would divert vast tracts of land from farming. (Baloney) Another option is to build power plants that burn wood and bury the carbon dioxide released.
 Yup, just burn wood and bury the carbon dioxide!! 

The elites are insane. Truly psychotic. And we should not be accepting of their insane leadership. I'm flabbergasted reading this craziness.  But then I'm a real environmentalist.
I'm going to hug a tree today and thank it for giving me oxygen, while I aspirate my carbon for it's food-

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents

Coming hot on the heels of the “ha ha chemicals make frogs gay” post.

Stupid Conspiracy Theorists- Ha Ha "Chemicals Making Frogs Gay"

A new study regarding the steep decline in male sperm counts globally.

 Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents

The quality of sperm from men in North America, Europe and Australia has declined dramatically over the past 40 years, with a 52.4 percent drop in sperm concentration, according to a study published Tuesday.

The research — the largest and most comprehensive look at the topic, involving data from 185 studies and 42,000 men around the world between 1973 and 2011 — appears to confirm fears that male reproductive health may be declining”

The analysis found drops only for men in Europe, North America and Australia and not for those in South America, Asia and Africa. Swan explained that this could mean that there's something specific to certain cultures or regions that affects sperm, but that it's also possible that there just isn't enough data yet to draw firm conclusions about the rest of the world. There have been far fewer sperm studies conducted in non-Western countries. (Some of the most recent ones have also noted a decline in aspects of sperm quality. A study published earlier this year about China's Hunan province found that 56 percent of sperm donations met the criteria for health in 2001 vs. only 18 percent in 2015.)

The most important data points in the new study involved sperm concentrations for what are known as “unselected” men who haven't yet proven they are fertile. These are men in the studies who are on the younger side and are not yet fathers or do not have partners who are pregnant. Researchers estimated that these men had an average sperm concentration of 99 million per milliliter in 1973 but that that had dropped to an average 47 million per milliliter in 2011.

That is a disturbing number given that, according to World Health Organization criteria, men with a sperm concentration of less than 40 million are considered to have an impaired chance of conceiving and those with a sperm concentration of less than 15 million per milliliter are unlikely to be able to have children.

These numbers mean “surprisingly higher proportions of men are falling into the infertile and sub fertile categories,” Swan said.
“There are numerous theories about what may be happening to sperm. Many scientists say the most sensitive period may be during the first trimester, when the developing fetus's reproductive system may be impacted by a mother smoking, stress she experienced or food she ate. Exposure to chemicals that can change hormone levels, known as endocrine disrupters, are among the issues being studied.

Over the life span, men are also exposed to a number of other things that could potentially influence sperm concentration: pesticides, lead, X-rays, stress and countless other factors.
Factory farmed food.
Chemical food.
Pesticides
Plastics
Vaccines
Can you say population reduction, accomplished? 

Coincidentally I went over to Gnostic Media and Jan was interviewing Curtis Duncan @ http://www.drcurtisduncan.com/

It was an interview with Curtis Duncan years back that saw me begin the chemical manipulation of humanity series. I'll have to get back to this.

Additionally, I should state it makes more sense to me the plastics are affecting fertility, but need to look more into the DES history and any involvement in transgender issues.

I personally think much of the "transgender issue" is a hard sell/public relations, manipulative campaign to divide humanity further. It's identity politics taken to the extreme. 
Yes, that's my opinion.  And it's a pretty well informed opinion- So SJW's need not apply.

 


From Earlier Today:

Conflict Among Syrian Forces Could Draw US into Syrian Fight- PKK/YPG Rebrand to SDF

Conflict Among Syrian Forces Could Draw US into Syrian Fight- PKK/YPG Rebrand to SDF

You can read about the rebrand of PKK/YPG into SDF as stated by General Raymond Thomas in short order.  And, Yes, he literally speaks in marketing terms!

First we’ll get to the potential excuse, possible justification, for US overt intervention in Syria. The one that could be seen coming from a mile or two away. Or maybe 5 to ten miles away?

Stars & Stripes

 RESAFA, Syria — American-backed Syrian opposition fighters were standing watch against Islamic State militants from atop a water tower earlier this month when they were shocked to face a barrage of mortar shells — not from militants, but from the Syrian army.

“We are fighting ISIS. They are fighting ISIS. Why are they fighting us?” Raad Abdullah Hamoud, 17, said as he stood at the foot of the remote desert tower. “This is what they’re doing now. Think what they’re going to do after ISIS is gone.”

What a smooth manipulative spin job! See how that is presented? Kurdish militias oh we’re so good, just fighting ISIS and SAA is fighting us. Oh dear. And boohoo.

The “american backed” fighters aren’t fighting ISIS. Don’t much care what anyone else says or believes in this regard.  They are ethnically cleansing the indigenous/resident population from  vast swathes of land, then claiming the land and it’s resources as there own. That’s it. That’s what is going on presently and has always been going on. ISIS kicked off the campaign of ethnic cleansing  and YPG/PKK finishes up the job.


YPG Commander Dilsoz Derek, 32, conferred with fighters after spotting what he believed to be Islamic State militants riding motorcycles near their base north of Dair Alzour in eastern Syria earlier this month.

“As Assad’s troops gain a foothold in Dair Alzour, (Deir ez-Zor) the crossroads of a strategic land corridor from Tehran to Beirut, U.S.-trained opposition fighters and allies nearby said they hope to take a stand with American backing, potentially drawing the U.S. into a long and costly conflict.”

 In recent weeks, an 80-mile stretch of the Euphrates River has served as a buffer zone — a so-called deconfliction line — between U.S.-backed opposition fighters and the Syrian government.
To the west of the river, some of Assad’s estimated 40,000 soldiers are fighting with support from allied militias, Russia and Iran. To the east, some of the 55,000 opposition forces are fighting with help from U.S. forces. The U.S.-backed coalition said it has about 500 troops in Syria, but experts estimate that has grown to include up to 1,500 Marines, Army Rangers and special forces, plus 1,000 contractors.

 U.S.-backed forces have largely focused on recapturing the Islamic State’s self-declared capital, Raqqa, while Assad’s forces and allies advanced on the militant stronghold of Dair Alzour to the southeast.

“The coalition mission is to defeat ISIS,” the coalition said. “We have no fight with Syrian or pro-regime forces as long as all forces adhere to the agreed-upon deconfliction line.”
But the Syrian government and its supporters have already made several forays across the buffer zone.

Last month, a Syrian fighter jet clashed with U.S.-backed forces south of Raqqa. Farther south, near the border with Jordan and Iraq, what appeared to be an Iranian-made drone attacked American advisers training Syrian opposition forces at a U.S. base in Tanf. That clash came soon after U.S. warplanes struck Iranian-backed Shiite militias approaching the base for the third time in as many weeks.

A U.S. coalition spokesman declined to say last week whether it would back Syrian opposition fighters should they confront Assad’s forces.
“Future operations depend on many different factors and we will not speculate on what the coalition or partner forces may do in the future,” the statement said.
The "coalition" statements are made for public consumption.
 The largest opposition militia is the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, with about 25,000 troops, including Hamoud’s unit at the water tower. The militia’s political wing has been governing northeastern Syria since Assad’s government withdrew about four years ago, adopting the Marxist-inspired philosophy of Abdullah “Apo” Ocalan, whose image adorns not just YPG command posts but billboards and local squares.

Ocalan’s leadership could prove problematic for the U.S., particularly in its relations with Turkey. He was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison, and his Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, is considered a terrorist group by both Turkey and the U.S.
Despite the fact that the YPG/PKK are one and the same. Despite the fact that they are recognized terrorists. Despite the fact the image of the cult leader Ocalan is every where in northern Syria ("Ocalan, whose image adorns not just YPG command posts but billboards and local squares") the US continues to partner with these acknowledged, recognized terrorists.

Now’s a good time to quote General Raymond Thomas, Commander of US Special Forces, regarding YPG/PKK rebranding into SDF:

Note that he uses marketing terminology!

Furthermore, the US general talked about the creation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in October 2015, and the evolution of the US-Kurdish alliance in Syria.

“The one that is most discussed, and most misunderstood is the evolution of our counterpart in Syria, the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces. Interestingly came about that name, at one point in time, I’ve dealt with them directly, I was on the formative stage of the relationship with these guys. They formally called themselves the YPG, who the Turks would say equated to the PKK. You are dealing with a terrorist enemy of mine, how you can do that to an ally,” he said.

“So, we literally played back to them: ‘You have got to change your brand. What do you want to call yourselves besides the YPG?’ With about a day’s notice they declared that they are the Syrian Democratic Forces, I thought it was a stroke of brilliance to put democracy in there somewhere. But it gave them a little bit of credibility,” General Thomas added.
Did it give them credibility? Not in my world view. But, I'm sure others just ate that foul excretion right up.  It’s highly unlikely the YPG/PKK rebranded themselves and vastly more realistic that some public relations firm for the US came up with the idea of SDF/Syrian Democratic Forces in order to obfuscate the fact the US is supporting terrorists. Well known, long documented, terrorists actors.

Earlier this month, YPG military leaders on the front lines said eastern Syria should govern itself according to Ocalan’s principles, not be beholden to Turkey or Assad.
What else would one expect the PKK to say?

Branding PKK challenge

However, the US general says the Kurds could ‘help themselves’. “They still have branding challenge going forward, and the Turks remind us every day.  The first time Brett McGurk and I went out to this very old, cold guildhall in Kobani, right on the Turk border, we went in there, a bunch of somber technocrats and military people, and whose beaming face is looking down on us from the front of the guildhall but Ocalan,” he said.

“We said, ‘hey, that’s got to go. You cannot hold on to Ocalan and have any chance of legitimacy in the construct we’re in.  So, you either something different, or. And something that has a legitimacy” he said.
Unique governance

“And you saw part of it. So, Interesting part, we are to close to the problem, you got out there to give different perspective. They are doing something unique to every other surrogate we worked in last decade and their half. They are governing in their wake, they are providing a representative governance,” he said.

YPG/PKK planning an advance of Deir ez Zor
“The regime allies are trying to extend, to control as much as they can,” said YPG commander Daman Frat from his post north of Dair Alzour.We need to coordinate with the coalition to do an advance before the regime comes.”

The YPG/PKK plan to advance on Deir ez Zor before the SAA and allies can advance

 He compared the situation outside Dair Alzour to Syria’s embattled northwestern border region of Afrin, where Turkey deployed added troops this month and shelled Kurdish fighters as tensions increased. The head of the Syrian YPG said the buildup amounted to a “declaration of war” and warned of coming clashes.

“If the coalition doesn’t help us now, the same thing will happen here,” Frat said — this time with the Syrian army, not Turkish, forces.

One Kurdish commander, Orkesh Serdam, has been encouraged to see the U.S. expanding its makeshift bases in eastern Syria, but said that doesn’t mean America is willing to take on Assad’s troops.
Recall this map? I've posted it and reposted it- Now here it is again! The US was so dismayed about the publishing of this map...  Gave a bit too much away?
“If the regime takes Dair Alzour, they will not stop there. They will go to Raqqa and Hasakah” to the north, he said. “I want America to help us fight in Dair Alzour.”

 Personally, since I’ve been against the annexation or federalization of Syria from the get go. I hope that Syria is actually able to take all of her territory back remaining a unified nation state. Never mind this kicking the can down the road, frozen conflict type stuff.

 To the west in Resafa, a remote desert village built around an ancient fortress, Zinar Kobani, the local YPG commander, also said he hopes he can count on U.S. support if his forces continue on their collision course with Assad’s army.

“It’s not part of our plan to attack the regime. But if someone comes to fight us, we will fight back,” said Kobani, 27.

For now, their red line is the water tower north of Resafa. If Assad’s forces try to pass it, closing the roughly five-mile dusty no man’s land in between, YPG troops will return fire.
They recently overheard military radio chatter suggesting an attack by Syrian forces in coming days. Soon after, Syrian troops closed the gap. So far, they haven’t tried to pass the tower.
 Very clearly the Kurdish militias are terrorists- It was obvious. Which is why I never cheered them on.  They are US partners. And to my mind this is still about redrawing/remaking the region.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

150 Years Ago Toronto Sweltered- Today Temps are Below Normal

Let's talk about the continuing lack of AGW.

It's July 25/2017. Our summer, like our spring, has continued on with below "normal" or "average" temperatures. Day time highs all this month have been consistently below our claimed norm/average.
At 9:38 am today it is presently 19 C or 68 F. (according to environment canada who it appears has issues with temp conversion. 19 c generally equally 66 F)

 Our high today, on July 25th/2017 is expected to be 22C or 72 Fahrenheit.

Our average is claimed to be 81 F or 27 C, but, actually I would say our average is usually 83-86 F or 28 to 30 C (Before Environment Canada started to hide our historical temperatures) 

I've also noticed a real lack of sunshine. No sun yesterday. None today thus far.
In the northern hemisphere we count on the sunshine to get our Vitamin D.

You may wonder how it is I notice the temperature and weather as much as I do?  
Easy. I live with no air conditioning. Always have. 
So I am acutely aware of when it's hot and when it's cool.  

Secondly: I am out doors every single day. Every day. In the garden. In my yard. Or out for hikes and walks. Most people don't have this awareness because they don't spend any significant time outdoors.

Third: I  garden, forage and wildcraft as mentioned in this previous post: Stephen Buhner Interviews : Plant Intelligence & the Imaginal Realm

Keeping that in mind I was very interested to see an image in yesterday's Globe & Mail-
From 150 years ago- Toronto July 24 1867. It was 95 degrees F in the shade. That is 35 C.
If it was 95 F in the shade you can believe it was 105-110 in the sun!

In 1867 the population of Toronto was a mere sliver of today's Toronto.  
(for those interested: In 1867 Canada's entire population, approximately 3.1 million was slightly more then Toronto's is present day approx 2.8 million)
The city itself was nowhere near the giant heat island it is today. 
And as you notice... no cars. No gas guzzling SUV's. 
The industrial revolution had not begun. 
The alleged carbon component of AGW had not been introduced.

So, how do you explain the 95 F or 35 C in the shade temperatures?




Monday, July 24, 2017

KurdIShIS Redux- YPG/PKK 2nd Geographical Power in Syria


After the decline of ISIS… SDF (YPG/PKK) become the force with the 2nd geographical power in Syria- from SOHR.

A site I am largely not fond of. However, I can't dispute the information in this article
The “Islamic State” organization of which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 5 days ago its control over about 42000 of the size of the Syrian land, continued to crumble in front of the military operations against it, in the provinces of Homs, Deir Ezzor and Al-Raqqah especially, where the organization (YPG/PKK) was the 2nd most influential force in Syria, after the regime forces.
Which makes the Syria Democratic Forces (YPG/PKK) the 2nd largest power in Syrian after the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where the Syria Democratic Forces control (YPG/PKK) 22.51% of the size of the Syrian territory, (and they are aiming for 30 percent!)they control about 42000 square kilometers divided on their controlled areas from the Syrian border to the western countryside of Manbij, through Al-Raqqah and parts of Deir Ezzor province, in addition to their control of neighborhoods in Aleppo city as well as Afrin area and villages extending from Deir Jamal to al-Sha’alah area in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, where the Syrian Democratic forces of which YPG is its mainstay have achieved most of this control with the support of the International Coalition, which supported their forces by air and provided them with military advisers and large quantities of weapons and ammunition
The Syria Democratic Forces have become in 2nd place after they were able during the past weeks and months to achieve a wide advancement within the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation, which is still taking place until now, and as a result of the retreat of the “Islamic State” organization in the battlefronts against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities in recent days, where the organization is preferring the option of withdrawing and leaving large areas every a time.
As usual. ISIS left Raqqa. Free pass from the Kurds. They left Mosul. They left Kirkuk, suddenly, but then went back?  They left Manbij. (Yup, ISIS just walked away from 8 Syrian villages. US backed ISIS hands 8 Syrian villages over to US backed Kurdish militias PKK/YPG.) All covered here. The Kurdish militias come to town and ISIS just up and leaves. 
I've another post from one of the ngo/think tanks where they specifically note ISIS's proclivity to up and leave rather then fight. Making claims of Kurds taking casualties kind of questionable? Are they? And if they are, whose killing them? Could be the resident Arab population of Raqqa fighting back? I can't discount that

SOHR“the entry of the Turkish forces to Syrian territory and their involvement with the factions they supported in a military operation, all of that have blocked the last remaining doors for the “Islamic State” organization with the outside world”

Not coincidentally the Turkish forces placed on Syrian territory have also blocked the YPG/PKK from opening the their door to the outside world-  (sea access) As they had intended. SOHR can spin it as stopping ISIS, however, it's obvious Turkey intervened to block YPG/PKK
And those American bases etc.. From the maps published make very clear the US is going to assist PKK/YPG or maybe ISIS in a move against Turkey.

Take note of the US positioning- Location, location, location. So important in real estate.  Certainly the location of those US military posts are not a coincidence.
Not happenstance.



My thoughts are more along the line of... If your attempting a remake, you would leave as little as possible to chance.

                                                                          UK/USrael
Kurds...........................ISIS


I refer back, again, to my thoughts in 2014:

 Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis - The Impending Destruction of Turkey.
“ It seems much more likely that there is cooperation and coordination between the Kurds and ISIS. It’s a thought that has been in the back of my mind for sometime now. When one takes a look at the land grabbed by ISIS and the desired Kurdistan one can’t help but see something taking shape. Something like a new nation
 Flashbacks:

All these years later their cooperation and coordination has become even more obvious 

From earlier:

Stupid Conspiracy Theorists- Ha Ha "Chemicals Making Frogs Gay"

General Raymond Thomas: Cancelling Syrian Rebel Program "not a sop to Russians"

 Yesterday:

Nouri Al Maliki Speaks- Condoleeza "we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam"