Thursday, April 28, 2016

Who Says the US is Shifting away from Israeli-Saudi Alliance while Normalizing Relations with Iran?



 
If you think that the geopolitics chessboard with US Empire hegemony historically ruling the roost has been shaken up in recent months whereby such longstanding US allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia have been thrown under the bus by the Obama administration in favor of warming relations with longtime enemy Iran since the P-5 nuke deal, think again. Despite Congress’ end-around in March 2015 defying US law requiring any foreign leader’s entrance to the US to be cleared by the standing US president, Netanyahu’s grandstanding performance wooing multiple ovations from an adoring AIPAC-bribed Congress on Capitol Hill designed to embarrass Obama and sabotage his Iran nuclear agreement failed in the end and the longtime negotiated deal with Iran was congressionally ratified last September, much to Bibi and AIPAC’s chagrin.
 
This unprecedented development marked a discrete break from previous US Middle East policy where US always knuckled under to do whatever bidding Israel wanted or demanded (including fighting two costly proxy wars for the Greater Israel Project in the region, the longest running wars in US history still being fought). Meanwhile Iran was always deemed the incorrigible, heavily sanctioned enemy ever since US puppet dictator the Shah was overthrown by an Islamic fundamentalist Khomeini government back in February 1979. And ever since the Bush-Cheney 7 nation regime change list, Iran and its defense pact ally Syria remain the final two notches on Empire’s imperialistic gun.
 
The neocon fabrication called the war on terror since 9/11 has cost the lives of 1.7 million Iraqi civilians and over 4 million Muslims in all. And these numbers don’t even include the over half million Iraqi kids under age 5 who died from the first Gulf War under George HW. To this very day in Iraq US bombs are still raining down on civilian populations, destroying not only thousands more innocent lives but essential food production and storage facilities, Iraqi water treatment plants, hospitals, pharmaceutical factories, schools, infrastructure all needed to sustain life are still being heartlessly targeted by Empire bombs. These life preserving resources continue piling up as so called “collateral damage,” endless casualties demolished by America’s endless war of terror through its air strikes in Mosul this last week under the all-too-familiar pretext of going after ISIS. The Empire of Chaos and Destruction never ceases in its bloodthirst killing of fellow humans.
 
And to think that in recent months it actually appeared that Washington was finally doing something right in switching sides to join a growing number of Western nations that have become increasingly critical toward the apartheid Israeli government’s unconscionable ethnic cleansing policy against another Muslim population the long suffering Palestinian people. At the same time it also seemed the US was finally finished waging continual economic warfare and threat of military war against Tehran. With the nuclear agreement and the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran, it appeared for a minute or two that in the interests of promoting a safer peaceful planet the Obama administration was finally coming to its senses. Despite perhaps the most miserably destructive presidency in US history characterized by the Manchurian president methodically fulfilling his destined demonic role to bring down America from within, it appeared that one bright legacy might still yet emerge in the first black president’s otherwise ever so dark days in office… or so we thought.
 
Last week the US Supreme Court ruled that $2 billion worth of Iranian assets frozen by economic sanctions should be designated as compensation to the families of the 241 US Marines killed in the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing attack alleged to have been committed by the Shiite Lebanese Hezbollah. Then with absolutely no evidence that Iran ever played any part in the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil on 9/11, a New York City federal district court judge recently ruled that Iran should pay $7.5 billion in damages for its non-involvement in the death of nearly 3000 9/11 sacrificial lambs that in fact the Cheney-Bush neocon gang along with Saudi and Israeli governments conspired to murder. It’s shamelessly absurd that the US judicial system continues to demonize innocent parties in order to protect the obviously guilty culprits.
 
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cited the sheer hypocrisy when US Empire has an extensive history of crimes against humanity that give victims every right to seek reparations, adding to the list of Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq thousands of Iranian victims cold-bloodedly murdered by the brutal intelligence service set up by the CIA during the US backed Shah’s reign of terror after the US overthrew Iran’s democratically elected leader in 1953. Zarif concluded:
 
The Supreme Court is the Supreme Court of the United States, not the Supreme Court of the world. We’re not under its jurisdiction, nor is our money.
 
Iran’s leaders are accurately stating that the US is violating the Joint Cooperation Plan for Action (JCPOA) by controlling, pressuring and even blackmailing Western banks to keep Iranian assets frozen, or have banks, companies and private investors engaging in any international business developments with Iran. The US lifted the economic sanctions on paper only and then began laying more new sanctions on Tehran. Right after Iran tested ballistic missiles, which it has the right to do in self-defense, a whole new rash of sanctions were levied. Secretary of State John Kerry went on record bragging about how only $3 billion in Iran assets were released, a smidgen of what he expected to be $55 billion. The Iran nuke deal was US trickery, a mere ploy that the US never had any intention of honoring. The US has a long history of deal making and deal breaking, agreeing on one thing and then doing another, being onetime allied buds, using them up and then stabbing ex-allies in the back.
 
The part of the deal that Iran believed it had gained by forgoing military nukes - the lifting of sanctions, is the very part that the US now is balking and playing games with, adding more sanctions and limiting Tehran’s economic growth on the international arena. Hardliners in Iran watching the Empire renege on another promise are goading Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with “I told you so,” calling on him to declare the accord “null and void.” Further, the sleazy unfair ways the US operates is designed to purposely sabotage Rouhani’s chance of getting reelected next year knowing with him gone it would kill the deal. Israel, the neocons and Zionist-loving Congress have once again gotten their way. And the rest of the world takes note never to trust fork-tongued America ever again.
 
What’s extremely clear during this US presidential election year is the powerful pro-Israeli-anti-Iranian interests within Washington that have treasonously forsaken America in their never-ending loyalty to Israel were fuming when JCPOA was ratified by Congress, vowing to join with Israel to do everything in their power to stop it. The two leading candidates for the corrupt two party system Trump and Clinton while swooning at the AIPAC conference vowed to kill the deal with renewed vigor to aggressively provoke a showdown with Tehran inevitably leading to world war as the cold war stakes against both Russia and China have been ratcheting up to unprecedented tensions. Clinton did not mince words in her promise for war against Iran, “If I’m president, we will attack Iran… we would be able to totally obliterate them.”
 
The feds’ latest reprehensible subterfuge comes on the heels of the classified 28-pages missing from the whitewashed 9/11 Commission’s official lies covering up to protect the actual perpetrators behind the 9/11 crime. And with even mainstream media reporting those conspicuous pages incriminating such longtime top Saudi government officials as Prince Bandar Bush (dubbed for sharing the same diabolical bed of inequity with the Bushes and the other favorite Saudi family the bin Ladens), the Riyadh government has subsequently retaliated with a threat to sell off its three quarter trillion in US Treasury bonds as blackmail if US Congress passes the bill that would allow foreign governments to be liable for terrorism on US soil.
 
An oil summit in Doha, Saudi Arabia was the timely excuse for the elite’s lackey Obama to immediately slither over to Saudi Arabia to kiss the Kingdom’s ass, pledging he’ll do everything in his power to ensure the throw-the-House-of-Saud-under-the-bus bill doesn’t pass his veto. Our treasonous president’s showing his true sleaze ball colors protecting the evil Saudi kingdom over his own citizens represented by the 9/11 families seeking justice and retribution against their loved ones’ killers. The Obama visit also nixed the plan that the Saudis were about to announce an OPEC drop in oil production but that would have risen oil prices and ruined Empire’s long term objective to bankrupt Russia that’s simply not working. The annual Saudi budget debt was near $100 billion in 2015 because of the chronically low oil prices but Empire put the kibosh on the House of Saud.
 
A quick look at the Saudi connections to the Clinton Foundation especially while Hillary was Secretary of State and we see that she is basically owned by powerful foreign interests as yet another traitor to America. Despite the Saudi government being the exporter of Wahhabi terrorism and being among the most corrupt brutal regimes on the planet for violating human rights with regular beheadings of political dissenters and stoning of women accused of adultery along with supplying 15 of the 19 alleged 9/11 terrorist patsies, it turns out the Clintons are in bed with the Saudis even deeper than the Bushes ever were in terms of bribery dollar exchange.
 
While with the State Department, Hillary arranged an enormous $29 billion arms deal with the House of Saud that even made Israel jealous and resentful. In exchange for millions in bribes Hillary approved of an unprecedented total of $165 billion in weapons deals to 20 high rolling donor nations that amounted to 80% more than arms sales to non-donor nations. The Saudi warplanes currently being used to commit war crimes in Yemen are compliments of Hillary’s arms peddling. As a reward a year after her colossal war-making deal, the Saudi king gifted Hillary a half million dollar necklace, the most expensive gift given to any government official in 2012. So it’s self-evident why the Saudi royals have their money on Madame Hillary’s house of ill repute engaging in an orgy of corruption and warmongering that guarantee the next world war’s coming sooner than later.
 
And the money pot kept rolling in for Hillary not just from oil rich Gulf State ISIS supporting dictatorships but from arms makers themselves. Two months prior to the sweet Saudi deal Hillary’s Foundation received $900,000 from Boeing. And why not, all the top military industrial complex corporations received ungodly amounts of business totaling $163 billion while Hillary was heading the State Department (2009-2012). The Obama-Hillary regime outsold arms sales by 143% over the previous war criminals the Cheney-Bush duo.
 
No wonder Hillary refuses to comment on those 28 missing pages that point the finger at her bedfellows. The rather lame, feeble excuse Obama cited as his reason for opposing the bill making the Saudis liable was that it would jeopardize the legal safety of US personnel serving abroad in the military, government and corporations which is a polite way of dodging the bullet that would open a torrential floodgate of litigation to rightfully hold US Empire accountable for all its heinous crimes against humanity in places like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan racking up a war kill of up to 30 million people just since World War II.
 
And if the United States killing machine’s not evil enough, Empire’s favorite partner-in-crime Israel is about to receive its largest military aid package in history. With the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that spells out the yearly amount of US taxpayer dollars to be doled out over the next decade set to expire in 2018, the Obama regime reacted to increasing pressures from Israel, AIPAC and the US Senate with a White House spokesperson declaring:
 
We are prepared to sign an MOU with Israel that would constitute the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history.
 
So much for holding apartheid murderers accountable. Though the exact figure has not been released yet, Israel has been demanding the annual aid package to be raised from $3.1 billion to a whopping $4-4.5 billion so that more Palestinians can be massacred in its ethnic cleansing policy. In a global system where evil only gets rewarded, the ruling elite has everything now meticulously in place, the scam of the UN climate change accord fostering world governance signed by 171 nations now, the two latest trade agreements (TTP and TTIP) quietly being pushed through, the Western nations militarizing and preparing for a global war against the militarizing Eastern powers of Russia, China and Iran all timed perfectly to explode when the global economy collapses.
 
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/ Joachim is also a regular contributor to Global Research, Sott.net and LewRockwell.com. Feel free to contact me at  nandrtal[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Global Warming Hoax, Paris Climate Accord and NWO Global Governance



 
“Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.”
                                                     Longtime meteorologist and Weather Channel founder John Coleman
 
With last Friday’s Earth Day marked by the US among 170 nations out of the planet’s 190 nations  signing last December’s UN Paris climate change agreement at the United Nations, the topic “global warming/climate change” is once again all abuzz these days. Additionally, in less than a week a documentary entitled “The Climate Hustle” is being released in movie theaters nationwide on May 2nd debunking the notion that humans have caused global warming from the alleged increased CO2 greenhouse effect. This new film arrives as the answered rebuttal exactly a decade after ex-VP Al Gore’s Oscar winning “Inconvenient Truth” pushed the global warming agenda to unprecedented heights. Gore was rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize for his propagandist sci-fi movie. Recall his “true planetary emergency” calling for “drastic measures” to reduce the greenhouse gases before “reaching the point of no return” within ten years. Well, his ten years have come and gone and for all his over-predicting of end-of-the-world crises due to global warming, Gore and his alarmist minions have virtually no evidence of any warming to show for all their doom and gloom catastrophic warnings.
 
That said, the global warming industry stakes are now worth an annual $1.5 trillion. Yet despite the global elites adapting a climate change agreement, a vast array of critics are blasting their Paris climate accord as merely a $100 billion boondoggle lacking any specific strategies or methods for reducing CO2 levels nor any mandated authority to enforce recommendations hinging on voluntary participation from all nations. Even the father of the global warming movement former NASA climatologist and green activist James Hanson trashes the Paris agreement:
 
It’s just bullshit for them to say ‘we’ll have a 2 C. warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s worthless words. There is no actions, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.
 
The earth’s global warming that Al Gore and his movement attribute to humans burning fossil fuels over the last century has absolutely nothing to do with the global warming presently being observed on every planet in our solar system. Scientists are blaming it on solar warming and the sun’s electromagnetic field is becoming more intense. The fact that solar warming is heating up all the planets strongly suggests that global warming on our planet is not being caused by human activity at all.
 
Few skeptical scientists on global warming deny that human-generated CO2 does not warm the planet. But the amount of heating caused by CO2 and other greenhouse gases has never been scientifically determined and is believed to be miniscule. In contrast, in recent years virtually all of Al Gore’s contentions have been refuted and debunked by actual science. Bill Clinton’s Vice President while campaigning for president claimed that he “created the internet” and of course we all know he conveniently stretched the truth on that one. As a lifelong politician raised by another lifelong politician father, his trademark is bending the truth any time he feels the need to impress his audience. Though Al Gore likes to pass himself off as an altruist out to save the world, as a partner in Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm that invested a billion dollars in 40 different companies, Gore and his partners stand to hugely profit from cap and trade laws that would make him the first carbon billionaire.  
 
Back in 2008 Al Gore made the bold prediction that all the ice in the Arctic Sea would be completely melted by 2013-2015. It clearly hasn’t. The polar icecap has actually grown thicker in 2015 than it was in 2008. Meanwhile, the climate and ice pack on Antarctica is consistently growing thicker and colder at record levels. These polar discrepancies stand in direct contradiction to the global warming alarmist’s original statements as literally the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how Gore’s dire warnings never quite materialize. Hence, in recent years Gore’s political camp quietly and seamlessly renamed their all-important cause from global warming which was disproven to a more benign, less disprovable assertion called climate change.
 
One of Gore’s “facts” that acts as his basic premise behind his entire theory is the notion that rising CO2 levels cause global warming. This is not true. What scientists do know is for millions of years the earth has taken turns cyclically shifting back and forth between relative short warming periods compared to longer cooling periods. During the last 800 years of a typical 5,000 year ice age, it’s been determined that temperatures rose before CO2 levels did. This lagging anomaly is a scientific fact that disproves climate change contenders’ central tenet that increasing CO2 levels always cause higher temps.
 
Many scientists maintain that increasing CO2 levels only help to stimulate plant growth since the plant kingdom’s fuel is carbon dioxide.
 
The clich├ęd quote so often heard by the alarmists claiming a consensus of 97% of all climate scientists maintain that manmade CO2 levels are causing global warming has also been proven wrong. A closer examination has demonstrated that an extremely minute number of research studies wholeheartedly embrace global warming as fact and that the zealot counting the supposed 12,000 abstracts subjectively misclassified the vast majority as being pro-global warming, in fact doctoring the results.
 
On the other hand, 31,487 scientists (over 9,000 with PhD’s) signed a petition confirming that they do not believe that anthropomorphic (human causing) generated CO2 is a valid concern causing any global warming danger. Yet the lies spewing forth from politicized pseudo-science dogma passed all around the world by MSM presstitutes will never admit it.
 
Falsely inflated high temperature measurements from urban concrete heat zones in numerous research studies supporting the global warming hoax account for up to 3 degree Celsius difference from readings in rural areas. A couple of favorites used by deceitful alarmists in their desperate PR ploys have pulled on public heartstrings promoting polar bear extinction or dying bleached coral reefs as fearmongering threats.
 
Early environmentalist scientists spearheaded by founder of the UN Environmental Programme and Canadian billionaire globalist Maurice Strong throughout the 1960’s and 70’s went shopping for research funding that would produce their magic bullet linking CO2 emissions to a disastrous climatic future. In his zealous quest Strong disclosed:
 
Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about? 
 
Now you can see how the recent globalist manufactured migration crisis and the Paris climate accord committing $100 billion to “fighting CO2” fits right in with Strong’s mission with billions in carbon tax used to codify world governance laws. In 1993 an even more glaring admission to misuse global warming to further advance the New World Order agenda was explicitly declared by the Club of Rome, an elitist think tank comprised of scientists, economists, business and political leaders that often serve as UN consultants of which Maurice Strong himself was a onetime member:
 
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill....All these dangers are caused by human intervention... and thus the real enemy, then, is humanity itself... believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is a real one or… one invented for the purpose.
 
Thus the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was born, opportunistically latching onto the highly bogus 1998 MBH98 study that included grossly flawed methodology as its smoking gun “proving” global warming with the infamous “hockey stick” CO2 spike pattern used by Al Gore in his acclaimed disinfo propaganda flick. Later researchers debunked the MBH98 findings identifying errors that when corrected to include missing 15th century data showed even higher temperatures than today minus of course any manmade cause back then, thus shattering the myth of human carbon dioxide emissions causing a warmer earth. Additionally, for two straight decades now, satellite derived data records show no statistically significant global warming trend at all. Even surface readings over the last decade have failed to deliver the bad news globalists like Gore were literally banking on. So by default, let’s call it climate change and keep hammering away with more lies until they become accepted science dogma.
 
The often heard climate change narrative readily cites increasing number of hurricanes and tornadoes as the sought after proof that climate change is real. Yet once again reality fails to back up the claims. For the fourth year in a row tornadoes fell under the average with 2015 one of the lowest years on record. And regarding killer hurricanes, the US is in the longest drought in its recorded history since records began in 1851. The last category 3 hurricane was Wilma that struck Florida over a decade ago. Furthermore, a University of Colorado study released results last year stressing the need for caution in interpreting extreme weather, warning not to succumb to an obvious temptation to attribute every extreme weather event to global warming. The study concluded that no statistical evidence supports a rise in extreme weather caused directly by global warming or climate change.
 
In the case of the spike in major earthquakes and active volcanoes (40 now) this year, solar activity, 11-year sun cycles and increased risk of comets and asteroids heading towards the earth are more commonly linked as a potential causal explanation than climate change or global warming. The presence of profound earth changes appear to be occurring on a global scale, but again these changes may well be part of a larger stellar phenomenon unfolding within our solar system and not due at all to anthropomorphic CO2 levels.
 
Still another controversial and rarely if ever mentioned factor that is impacting climate and weather events is the widespread geoengineering “chemtrails” that have for decades now been artificially blanketing and poisoning the skies and life on the ground. Chemtrails are likely causing the drought in California. Spraying chemicals has become so pronounced in recent years throughout North America and Europe that in places it has seemingly permanently altered the skyline coloring it a dull whitish grey. A number of heavy toxic metals falling to the ground have been detected including aluminum, barium, strontium, sulfur, all are harmful to human health far more than CO2 emissions. Yet their destruction and increasingly health hazard to animals, humans as well as vegetation (especially scorched trees) intentionally at hidden taxpayer expense is covertly been perpetrated by US and other Western governments.
 
Temperatures measured at both ground level and lower atmospheric levels are affected by a myriad of factors. Yet the UN agreement and the widespread political dogma masquerading as science that climate change/global warming is indisputably caused by the rise in manmade CO2 levels blindly denies all the other scientifically known factors that influence the planet’s temperatures rendering them all inconsequential. This is totally misleading and downright false. Prevailing global winds, cloud cover, orbital earth changes in tilting of axis, ocean cycles that include growth of microscopic creatures, water vapor, methane gas, volcanic activity, the solar system and the sun all are scientifically-established co-determinants in varying global temps and climate change. It’s an extremely complex interplay of dozens of co-occurring variables that cause climate. Over simplistic analyses based on computer model algorithms insisting that man’s CO2 gases are heating up the planet has been coalesced and co-opted into a unifying political agenda pushed by environmental extremism, the Democratic Party and ultimately globalism and its world governance to use global warming as its prime mover and shaker to bring about the long plotted one world government tyranny.
 
The bottom line reality to virtually everything today is driven by money, power and control. The climate change issue is no different as it has been politicized to where scientific research funding is predicated on only one thing, producing results that the government desires and demands… be it in the US or research sponsored by the UN’s IPCC. Thus, only researchers that produce the numbers supporting the contention that CO2 is causing rising temps get funded. Honest researching scientists who dare investigate the inconvenient truth simply don’t get financed. And only the pro-global warming scientists are given a credible voice to disseminate their findings through respected journals and mainstream media outlets. Like 9/11 truth-ers and vaccine non-believers, dissenting scientists not bought and paid for by big oil or big government, are typically denigrated and dismissed as fringe conspiracy nuts and crackpots. A global warming skeptic is subject to ridicule, career and reputation assault and harassment threatened with RICO litigation. In other words, science just like mainstream media has become so polluted and prostituted by today’s rampant corruption that it no longer is guided by legitimate scientific inquiry and ethically driven investigation for empirical truth… much like Monsanto and Big Pharma control the FDA and EPA to approve harmful drugs without adequate research trials and/or look the other way with egregious earth degradation and pollution. 
 
But then this is the regressive, Orwellian dark age we’re now living in when dissenting free speech has systematically become criminalized, when our soldiers sent by our government into harm’s way putting their lives on the line come home only to be targeted as the feds’ number one enemy - even more so than the ISIS terrorists the treasonous neocons secretly created and continue supporting, and the mob rule mentality of political correctness that now both trumps and tramples on the constitutional First Amendment. Free intellectual discourse on college campuses has been militantly usurped by angry PC police Nazis acting blindly on emotion to demonize and silence those who dare disagree. If anyone on the planet’s feelings are hurt, PC laws prohibiting free speech are being busily erected to put people exercising their criminalized free speech in jail, be they critics of Islam or so called climate change “deniers.”
 
The crime cabal government is now an oligarchic fascist totalitarian police state ushering in yet another reign of terror era where truth itself becomes deep state’s enemy. The elite’s covert agenda to misuse and debase the educational system and mass media through pervasive social engineering and mind control designed to diabolically dumb down and brainwash multiple generations into robotically operating completely devoid of any capacity for critical thinking and reasoning, absolutely clueless in discerning truth from 24/7 lies, disinformation and propaganda has been a resounding success. That said, more citizens of the world every single day are ultimately realizing that their own government as the elite’s authoritarian thugs is their true enemy merely carrying out eugenics marching orders amounting to human genocide. Like the sacrificial lambs of the 3000 Americans murdered by the ruling elite on 9/11, we are all targets for extermination, all but a half billion slaves left alive to service the psychopaths in charge.
 
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/ Joachim is also a regular contributor to Global Research, Sott.net and LewRockwell.com. Feel free to contact me at  nandrtal[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Powerful Deadly Earthquakes Occurring Every Day Reflect A Planet in Deep Transition



 
Five strong earthquakes have jolted Asia in the last several days. There have been 16 major earthquakes measuring 6.0 or higher in April alone and nine in the last seven days. The two biggest in this unprecedented wave of serious shakers just happened over the weekend in Ecuador with a mammoth 7.8 earthquake killing at least 413 people and a 7.0 in Kumamota on Kyusha Island in southern Japan where three large earthquakes in three days have struck killing at least 42 people. Within the last two weeks the tiny South Pacific island of Vanatu alone has been hit with five major quakes. Four days ago a powerful 6.9 quake hit Myanmar killing two. And now with seven major shakers just in the last 96 hours alone killing nearly 500 people, both laypeople and scientists alike  are growing more concerned about what may be coming next.
 

On April 25th it will be one year ago since that deadly 7.8 earthquake in Nepal resulted in over 9,000 fatalities. But so far 2016 appears to even be more disastrous with seven 7.0 or larger earthquakes and 40 6.0 and larger ones already striking the earth’s surface. The epicenters of over half of the most serious earthquakes within the last 30 days have been relatively shallow (within 20 km or less than 12.4 miles from the earth’s surface), causing even more violent upheaval and earthly destruction. And all but a couple of the 20 largest earthquakes 6.0 or higher observed within this last month have erupted along the Pacific Ring of Fire in South America, Alaska, but mostly in Asia at a rate not seen in centuries, indicating cataclysmic earth changes currently taking place inside the earth’s core and crust that could be reacting to cataclysmic changes occurring within our solar system causing the Pacific tectonic plates to be simultaneously rupturing in multiple locations under intense built up pressures.
 

In 1973 there were only 24 earthquakes in the US measuring over 3.0. Between 2009-2015 the number has jumped to 318. And just in the central US alone during the first three months of this year the number of 3.0 or higher quakes have soared to 226. Scientists at the US Geological Survey (USGS) believe that human activity account for this enormous increase of relatively minor to moderate earthquakes in recent years. Whitewater disposal at traditional oil and gas wells are said to be the biggest culprit according to USGS, even more so than earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracking. An increase in so much seismic activity induced by the environment-wrecking energy industry that the USGS now has two distinct maps, one showing manmade earthquakes and the other naturally occurring quakes. The extent to which manmade earthquakes impact the magnitude, frequency and location of natural earthquake zones is believed to be minimal in America since manmade quakes are predominantly in the central US (specifically Oklahoma) and natural earthquakes lie mostly along California’s San Andreas Fault line. In addition to the most populous state California, now seven million more American citizens in six central US states are at increasing risk due to the oil and gas industry.
 

With knowledge of deep drilling actually causing earthquakes, a controversial project from a team of seismic scientists from the University of Cardiff has proposed for the first time in history digging into the earth’s mantle just below the crust at a location in the Indian Ocean where the crust has undergone erosion and the middle layer making up most of the world’s inner mass is deemed most accessible at three miles deep from the ocean floor. But because the area is known for its active seismic fluctuation, opposition to the deep drilling fears that it could unleash a major earthquake or volcanic activity. In May 2013 a massive 8.3 earthquake ruptured a full 600 km (near 373 miles deep) in the Sea of Okhotsk producing a major impact as if the epicenter was much shallower. Concern is that the ocean water pouring into the mantle could lead to catastrophe. Thus many conclude the scientific gain of studying mantle material dwarfs the potential dangers especially since manmade earthquakes are posing an increasing environmental threat causing even more earthquakes.
 

There is another more controversial manmade cause of some larger earthquakes in recent years. There is mounting evidence that electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons developed over the last quarter century can heat up known fault lines over targeted areas to cause tectonic plate shifts. The Fukushima disaster, the Chile and the Haiti earthquakes in recent years are suspected to be EMP induced. This diabolical military use of weapons technology has been uncovered through significant spikes in temperature readings just prior to those unnatural earthquakes. Weather modification and the infamous HAARP technology can pinpoint targeted fault lines using the electromagnetic pulse beams bouncing off the ionosphere and generating concentrated heat for several days on a targeted active tectonic plate that then triggers major earthquakes. The notorious geoengineering spraying of heavy metals used potentially as electrical conductors is believed connected to this destructive technology as well as serving as an obvious soft kill weapon for human eugenics purposes by the ruling elite.
 

What does all this unprecedented seismic activity mean? Noted seismologist Roger Bilham at the University of Colorado is warning us about increased risk of earthquakes. In response to this latest barrage of strong seismic activity he commented:
 

The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.
 

Despite last year’s devastating Nepal earthquake, the Himalayan region is said to be overdue for an 8.2 earthquake according to disaster experts at India’s Ministry of Home Affairs. The Indo-Burmese plate is colliding with the Himalayan plate causing major stress. A study released in Nature Geoscience said the Nepal quake:
 

Failed to rupture the locked portions of the Himalayan thrust beneath and west of the Kathmandu basin because of some persistent barrier of mechanical and structural origin.
 

An increased earthquake frequency is often accompanied by rising number of volcanoes becoming active as currently 38 around the globe are spewing ash clouds and molten lava.
 

A mineral physicist named Friedemann Freund conducting research at NASA is exploring a way of providing ample enough warning time at least 24 hours prior to an earthquake. His theory involves detecting ionized air near and just above rock along the San Andreas Fault and in Alaska. Freund has confirmed that “whenever there was a moderate or big earthquake there was indeed a large increase in air conductivity.” His Global Earthquake Forecast System attempts to measure infrared radiation produced by tectonic stress.
 

Those believing Nibiru/Planet X is hurtling closer to the earth carrying mile and a half wide asteroids, comets and meteors that are causing major changes within our solar system would conclude it to be behind this frenzied seismic activity. Sightings of both Planet X and massive asteroids are frequently spotted by both astronomers and amateurs alike these days. With more reputable scientists taking Planet X seriously all the time, the latest pair expressing concern that it could destroy life on earth come from Cal Tech.
 

The sudden increasing mass die-offs of countless animals are taking place on a near daily basis, the extreme weather events being witnessed all over the globe such as snow in Southeast Asia, the erratically high seismic activity recently observed at Yellowstone National Park abruptly taken offline and most recent nearby Shoshone River boiling in places where sulfuric acid vents more volcanic activity from the deep underground caldera, there is no doubt many profound and mysterious changes are occurring at an undisputable skyrocketing rate. Rapid changes have been discovered at the earth core that are linked to electromagnetic changes at earth’s surface. So the influx of recent earthquakes and volcanoes are merely consistent with the powerful changes unfolding from both inside as well as outside the planet. Obviously destabilizing human events and developments occurring within the corrosive, crumbling political and economic system reflect the much larger transformation occurring on the earth and entire solar system and beyond.
 
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/ Joachim is also a regular contributor to Global Research, Sott.net and LewRockwell.com. Feel free to contact me at  nandrtal[at]hotmail[dot]com  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Azeri War Crimes against Nagorno-Karabakh Armenians But Who Really Cares?

 
 
Compelling evidence is mounting daily of egregious war crimes committed by Azerbaijan’s military in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh (NK). Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev launched an unprovoked large scale military offensive during the early morning hours of April 2nd attempting to break through the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army’s contact line in attacks coming from three separate directions using mortars, rocket launchers, tanks, armored personnel carriers, surveillance and kamikaze drones and helicopters. Heavy Azeri shelling of Armenian residential areas destroyed civilian homes in several villages in both the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh as well as the Republic of Armenia. In NK’s Martuni region a 12-year old boy was killed attending school and two other children were seriously injured. Soon after the volleys of mortar fire, the Azerbaijani military overran Armenian villages in the Martakert area and broke into homes in the village of Talish where many homes were damaged or destroyed. Azeri soldiers murdered at point blank gunshot range an elderly husband and wife including their 92-year old family relative, ultimately cutting the married couple’s ears off that strongly suggest the presence of Islamic State terrorists. 3000 known Azeris joined ISIS and a number of them are believed to have rushed from the Syrian battlefields returning home to fight on the fresh Nagorno-Karabakh warfront.
 

An Armenian Yezidi soldier was also beheaded, the all too familiar brutality that’s become an Islamic State trademark in its ethnic cleansing of thousands of Yezidi Christians in Iraq. The Yezidi soldier’s parents said that when their son’s body was returned, they buried him not knowing he had been beheaded. They only learned of his cruel fate after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arranged a plan for each side to exchange corpses of dead soldiers that returned their son’s severed head. The coffin had to be dug up to bury their son's head with his body on April 9. 
 

Moreover, the retrieved corpses of 18 Armenian soldiers showed signs that they had been mutilated and tortured. After the major fighting broke out from April 2-7, the ICRC acted as mediator for deceased soldiers to be recovered. Officials from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons observed that all 18 bodies of the Armenian soldiers had been badly mutilated and tortured and issued the following statement:
 

Those acts, being a flagrant manifestation of inhumanity, run counter to the laws and customs of war and are in grave violation of the international humanitarian law, in particular, the Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (1949), Geneva Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (1949) and the Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I).
 

The NKR Prosecutor General’s Office has charged Azerbaijan with seven criminal cases in violation of international law: “using prohibited methods and means of warfare, targeting of civilians, shelling of populated areas motivated by national, racial or religious hatred or religious fanaticism.”

The Yezidi Armenian soldier apparently wasn’t the only Armenian in uniform who was decapitated. Chairman of the Foundation Against Violation of the Law Michael Aramyan disclosed that at least two other Armenian soldiers, one from Yerevan and another from Artsakh, “have been subjected to torture and then beheaded.” Murder, ill-treatment, torture, humiliation all constitute violations of the Criminal Code.
 

On April 11 the Armenian Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed the Red Cross mediated bodies to be exchanged and that authorities in both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh are collecting and compiling overwhelming evidence of Azerbaijan’s humanitarian crimes of international law. Earlier this week the UN Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs met in Yerevan with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian who also met on Wednesday with OSCE ambassadors stating:
 

With its aggressive actions Azerbaijan actually tried to refuse from its international commitments of solving the issue in a peaceful way, thus grossly violating the basic principles of international law, the decisions and declarations of a number of OSCE summits and Ministerial Councils, obviously ignoring the statements on the heads of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries on the settlement of the Karabakh issue.
 

James Warlick, the US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group responsible for resolving the Azeri-Armenian conflict since the Nagorno-Karabakh War ended in 1994 had this to say at an April 9 press conference:
 

We are deeply distressed by our reports of human rights violations. We have seen the photos, we have heard the reports… we are deeply troubled, deeply concerned by any human rights violations.
 

Meanwhile every day since the Russian brokered ceasefire on April 5 repeated violations by Azeri forces are tallied, inflicting more injury and death. As a typical example, on the overnight of April 11-12, both rifle and heavy artillery fire from the Azeri army contact line was observed. Though both sides have perennially claimed ceasefire violations, the Armenians have long agreed to have Minsk Group investigators enact a mechanism by which to document ceasefire violations but as a member of the European Parliament from Cyprus just stated the Baku government has consistently refused to cooperate. This could also be ameliorated by a deployment of a Russian peacekeeping force that Moscow’s Defense Minister Lavrov as well as Armenian President Sarkesian have been recently alluding to, although the Russian Minsk group chair Igor Popov has relegated the peacekeeping plan to a final stage in conflict resolution, not an immediate intervention.
 

In the meantime as the facts emerge pointing to a premeditated Azeri military offensive with US Empire approval, a diversionary game is devised that desperate, among the world’s most corrupt dictators Ilham Aliyev uses to his advantage to diffuse his mounting troubles and unrest at home. A typical wag the dog politician trick to take pressure off by playing the jingoistic game of targeting a foreign enemy for war to manipulatively unite and distract Azeris from their slumping oil economy driving high domestic unemployment and growing civil unrest against an oppressive totalitarian criminal regime. Add BP among Western oil giants to the self-serving mix to make sure the despot stays in power if only to bleed maximum profits after already investing $58 billion in recent years to develop the oil rich Caspian oil and gas fields, along with newly proposed pipelines to deflate Russian gas export to Europe. Ultimately all Empire-dictator roads lead to eliminating their biggest scapegoated threat - the tiny independent NKR enclave. Hence, conjure up a religious war against the Armenians.
 

Part of this devious strategy involves Turkish and Azeri public displays calling for unity amongst all Islamic groups and nations in support of Azerbaijan’s “holy war” against NG Armenians “till the end of time,” thus fomenting an anti-Armenian crusade spilling over into public protests by Muslims in Paris and Stockholm. Turkish and Azeri nationals chanted “death to Armenians” inspired by a hate filled speech delivered by a prominent Turkish leader in Sweden. Of course there’s nothing new in hatred of Armenians but its public expression currently being acted out to fuel the thinly veiled hints from Turkish leadership promoting a religious war against Christian Armenians neatly timed with the Armenian genocide’s 101st anniversary underscores a surging information propaganda war. Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Savarsh Kocharyan astutely sees what Turkey et al’s up to:
 

Foreign Minister of Turkey in his speech at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation speculated on the Islamic solidarity and made a dangerous attempt to artificially present the Azerbaijani military operations against self-determined Nagorno-Karabakh as a religious conflict.
 

Erdogan’s spending millions on US public relations lobbyist firms that have included an ex-CIA director targeting Armenians as the latest enemy to demonize at the same time a recent billboard briefly went up in Boston, home of a large Armenian American community, denying the Armenian genocide.
 

Then the virtual news blackout of events in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. What little coverage there has been typically refers to the NK Armenians as “separatists” occupying Azeri land rather than Armenians who are forced to defend themselves and their ancient homeland against a malevolent invading force. The US media’s overt blockade suppressing the truth of Azeri atrocities in Artsakh (the Armenian name for Nagorno-Karabakh) is designed not only to keep America in the dark but also to cover-up US Empire’s complicity in Azerbaijan’s criminal aggression as yet another proxy war against Russia.
 

The neocons are still fuming as much as Erdogan over their precious proxy war terrorist allies getting their asses kicked by Putin in Syria. So what do they do? Immediately unleash Aliyev’s unilateral attack turning up more cold war heat by starting yet another war on Russia’s doorstep. It’s getting as predictable as all the Western state sponsored terrorism. Manufactured wars and manufactured mass migration crises are all designed to stir up more divide and rule racial and religious hatred spawning yet more wars and widespread violence as the globalist calling card agenda delivered by US Empire-Israel-NATO allies. The war against Armenians is not some unrelated, randomized accident. Virtually every major world event is preplanned according to the diabolical scheme of the ruling elite bent on its New World Order and one world government.
 

But fortunately with the truth clearer than ever now, the tide is turning. The EU parliament has taken up debate over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and a growing number of vocal members are calling for recognition of the current NKR as an independent sovereign enclave leaving it up to its citizens to determine their own fate to become part of Armenia or not. Cyprus EU member Eleni Theocharous not only recommended sanctions against Azerbaijan, she summed it up this way:
 

It is therefore the EU’s responsibility to support the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, who fight for their freedom, and thus not to support the continuation of an unjust status quo. Peace equals recognition of the right to self-determination for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh.
 

Luxemburg EU member Frank Engel also recognizes Azerbaijan as the chief villain in the Azeri-Armenian conflict:
 

The only solution is the recognition of the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh, because today Azerbaijan is the aggressor, and it was the aggressor 24 years ago, and continued to violate the ceasefire on a smaller scale, and Baku glorifies a convicted killer, Ramil Safarov and believes that all Armenians in the region must disappear.
 

Safarov was the Azeri soldier who in 2004 took an axe and hacked up an Armenian officer who was asleep while both were participating in a NATO "Partner for Peace" program in Hungary. After a short prison spell in Hungary, Aliyev welcomed the axe murderer home as a war hero with a promotion and back pay.
 

Even a couple of US Congress members are pushing to ban arms sales and foreign aid to Azerbaijan. So are a few Israelis whose government’s latest missile shipment arrived in Azerbaijan the day before the Azeris’ military attack. In recent years Israel has signed $5 billion in arms deals with Azerbaijan. Concerned over another shipment of drones set to be delivered to Baku in the next few days, in a letter to Israeli Defense Minister, the Meretz head Zehava Galon stated:
 

There is a serious fear that laws of war were violated with Israeli weapons. I ask that you order the halting of additional drone supplies to Azerbaijan until a commitment is obtained not to use them in battles in Nagorno-Karabakh.
 

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has just sent a letter to Obama and Congress recommending economic sanctions against Azerbaijan for its war crimes pending the outcome of a Leahy law investigation. War crime violators by law are prohibited from receiving US military aid of any kind.
 

Twenty seven nations have officially recognized the Armenian genocide. Germany may be the 28th as its Bundestag is scheduled to vote on formal recognition on June 2nd. Support for the Armenian people around the world is growing and self-determination is the operative word for the little independent de facto government of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
 

Though Russia is considered Armenia’s closest friend and ally, some believe that Russia is not behaving like it. Despite its mutual defense pact, well known Russian TV and radio journalist and political analyst Vladimir Solovyov urged Russia not to shrink from its duty as a Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) ally of Armenia. He points out the fact that Azerbaijan was clearly the aggressor that attacked Nagorno-Karabakh. Solovyov warns Moscow that continuing to arm Azerbaijan in view of its unilateral attack on Armenians without any preconditions for future arms sales risks - in absence of Russian support, Armenia turning away from Russia, implying that Armenia could potentially align itself with the United States. As its closest CSTO ally in the South Caucasus, and the Russian Federation’s weakest link in the southern part of the nation, Solovyov maintains that Russia is ill advised to lose Armenia as its most loyal friend in the region. His criticism of Russia not taking more of a stand in support of its supposed ally seems well taken:
 

Interestingly enough, we don’t discuss the question of who started it. Why don’t we want to see the broadcasts about beheaded Armenian soldiers, about capture and torture of people? I realize that we must consider the interests of both sides, but does it mean that we’re no longer interested in the truth? Turkey publicly declared it would support Azerbaijan; did we issue a similar statement with regard to our ally? Let us remember that Azerbaijan fired at Tavush Province of Armenia. That is the territory of Armenia and the CSTO kept silent about that fact.


Putin apparently became incensed upon learning that a wave of Armenians were reacting to Azerbaijan’s attacking Nagorno-Karabakh by blaming Russia for arming 85% of the enemy’s arsenal used to kill Armenians. The Zhoghovurd daily made the claim that wealthy Armenians in the Moscow community were warned against rushing to financially aid their fellow Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh and as a result have remained passively silent. This underscores Solovyov’s criticism above of his own government all the more bold and relevant.
 
One final development after the Armenians this last week have staked their claims based on undisputable evidence of war crime atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani military, the Baku government is predictably countering such charges with their own accusations that the NKR troops have also tortured fallen Azeri soldiers. Within the same article in the Ajerbaijani Vision contending that the Nagorno-Karabakh army initiated the military attack, it foolishly contradicts itself asserting that only after two days of combat the Armenian enemy was able to respond too late to stop Azeri troops from capturing and holding key strategic high ground within NK territory:
 
The strikes of the Azerbaijani side on enemy forces were so devastating that the opposite side has been able to respond to us only after two days.
 
Similar to whitewashed Western Empire lies used to repeatedly justify its reprehensible aggressions around the globe, the Azeris are learning from their master how to pretend they are the real “good guys” while perpetrating their own crimes against humanity.

 
Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field with abused youth and adolescents for more than a quarter century. In recent years he has focused on his writing, becoming an alternative media journalist. His blog site is at http://empireexposed.blogspot.co.id/ Joachim is also a regular contributor to Global Research, Sott.net and LewRockwell.com. Feel free to contact me at  nandrtal[at]hotmail[dot]com