The end of year Dark Politricks review 2013
By Dark Politricks
Once again I bring the year to a close with a review of what I think are the biggest stories of the last 365 days.
There are so many to choose from therefore I have just picked a few of the important points that managed to make it from the alternative news to the mainstream and back again.
There is a poll at the end and it would be great if you could take part and let me know your thoughts on the matter.
Syria - war averted for once.
For once the Axis of war didn't get its way when it came to the war they desperately wanted in Syria. This war had been planned since 9.11 and it was part of the "Sweep it all up. Things related and not" comment made by Donald Rumsfeld in the aftermath of the 9.11 attacks.
Iraq was to fall first, then Syria and finally Iran. A splintered Middle East with no serious opposition to US / Israel power in the regime was the aim. A Greater Israel was the dream and a fractured opposition had to be created for the dream to become true.
However after the debacle of the Iraq war Iran became the main benefactor of the US/UK failure to suppress the uprising and they left with their tails between their legs. This scared the hell out of Israel and meant that the axis of evil had to ferment a Sunni uprising to get the Shiites and Sunnis fighting amongst themselves all over the region to prevent a united Iraq coming under the total influence of Iran.
The plan was to destroy Syria and block Syrian help to their Hezbollah agents who were receiving arms from their benefactor to use against northern Israel. Not only would Syria be cracked into a hundred pieces as Alawites fought Sunni's and Shiites, but the Christians who had lived there for thousands of years in peace would be caught in the middle as Church after Church was destroyed, ancient villages taken over and ruined, and kids were forced at gun point to convert to Islam.
However it was determined Russian Diplomacy that prevented this useless war in the Middle East over Syria from coming to fruition. Whilst the French, British and US were trying to gain public support for another war, the people just weren't buying their lies anymore.
US soldiers put their jobs on the line and used social media to show their disdain for fighting yet another war alongside al-Qaeda terrorists with their #IdidntJoin and #NoSyriaWar Twitter campaigns.
They could see that their Government was duplicitous and had no problems using al-Qaeda as the bogeyman in one part of the world and then supply guns, training and support for them in another war zone if it helped their geo-political goals.
Here are just a few of the photos from the #IdidntJoin and #NoSyriaWar Twitter campaign.
Read about the #IdidntJoin #NoSyriaWar campaign here.
With videos of Free Syrian Army soldiers (supposedly moderates) eating hearts and lungs of dead soldiers and then putting them up on Youtube.com, the world quickly saw that this was no rebel army that shared their common culture, ideals and ethics that we did in the west. Why on earth would we want to fight alongside this lot of Islamic heart eaters.
Also why was it that our leaders were so keen to back the heart eating, beheading, child killing nutters in Syria when they are basically the same people who were killing our own soldiers on the streets of London such as the horrible case of Lee Rigby?
With fake claims of Chemical weapons attacks by Syrian forces, and huge stashes of Sarin gas found in rebel compounds it was clear the idea was to use a false flag attack to draw us into the war on the side of the Saudi and UAE backed Islamic extremists.
However with Russian diplomacy actually paying dividends, and the amazing display of UK bottle that showed the UK government wouldn't just blindly follow the USA into any war they wanted us in, the plan to bomb Syria soon fell apart.
The Syrian regime said they would hand over all their chemical weapons and come to the peace table, something the Islamic terrorists didn't want to do without first getting President Assad to resign. However the US accepted the plan and another war has been averted - so far.
The war was all about taking Syria off the chessboard so that Hezbollah was weakened and Iran would become Isolated.
However this hasn't happened and it has shown the west up for its real reasons for starting another useless war in the Middle East. Geo-political reasons, protection of Israel, the splintering of any anti-western alliances and the building of more military bases in sensitive areas that control oil and major shipping lanes.
The Iraq War
The 10th birthday of the Iraq war was the bloodiest since 2008. with 1000's of deaths everyday the bombings continue daily as Sunni extremists fight the Shiite government and the civilians are caught in the crossfire.
The plan may have been to get the Iraqi's fighting amongst themselves but instead it has given the Iraqi's a Shiite government focused towards Iran. This is probably the reason the number of roadside bombings assassinations and killings has been ramped up as Sunni's try to re-gain power through force.
It does make me laugh now to see that picture of George Bush aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln claiming that the war in Iraq was now over back in 2003, on May 1st - just over a DECADE ago!
George W Bush stated at the time that this was the end to major combat operations in Iraq. However it was just the beginning of the Iraqi insurgency.
In fact the majority of casualties, both military and civilian, occurred after this foolish speech by the "Commander-in-Chief" of the allied forces.
He has been the receiver of many awards this year but he is still stuck in limbo with only temporary asylum in Russia. Edward Snowden was the NSA analyst that had to go on the run to reveal what he knew about the massive surveillance state the USA had built up over the past decade.
The start, of this huge monitoring of the masses began many years ago with programs like ECHELON, yet after 9.11 the rules were brushed aside about not spying on your own countrymen and the US Constitution was treated like the piece of old paper George W Bush once claimed it was.
With the help of Glenn Greenwald and a number of papers including The UK's Guardian, Snowden and Greenwald revealed the massive computer servers that were literally sucking terabytes of data straight from major routers, under water pipes, and back doors in commonly used programs.
Programs and applications many of us use such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Skype, Twitter and many others who were secretly working in cahoots with the security state.
Programs such as PRSIM were revealed to the masses and it was quickly explained how just with an email address or telephone number an NSA analyst could enter it into a computer and then find out anything about that person that resided online.
From email boxes "in the cloud" such as Gmail (which was the downfall of CIA chief David Petraeus ) to TRAPWIRE a huge link up of CCTV cameras, traffic cameras, cinema and parking tickets and credit card purchases in shops the data "trapped" could be used to monitor your movements through a city 24/7.
In fact the amount of data was so large that the US Government had to build a city sized computer server warehouse in UTAH to hold it all.
"heavily fortified $2 billion center (and) should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter."
As most of us are all walking around with monitoring devices on us 24/7 i.e phones we are basically asking to be tracked. Our modern phones contain a myriad of ways to monitor and track us from having the microphone remotely turned on to listen to us or the camera switched on to take photographs of our surroundings. That's forgetting about the GPS positioning that pinpoints us at any time. Useful for when you have lost your phone but not so handy when you don't want the security state to know where you are.
Even with GPS disabled, triangulation from phone masts can be used to pinpoint us less accurately, and have you noticed how all smart phones nowadays make it impossible to remove the battery?
That's because even with your phone switched off there is enough electricity in the device to "ping" it and locate it or turn on the microphone or camera. The only way to be safe would be to leave it at home when your going somewhere you "shouldn't" or buy an old "numpty" phone - one of those designed for OAP's that let you text and make calls only.
Oh and don't forget that Google and IPhone have been caught numerous times recording all our GPS co-ordinations on a hidden database in the phone that can be easily removed (even without wires) by Policemen to find out where we have been. Think you are living in George Orwell's 1984 - well we are well past that by 30 years now!
You can read some of the ways to reduce your Internet footprint on this article of mine but unless you want to live without a phone, TV and computer you are basically hooked into the Matrix and available for monitoring at any time.
Edward Snowden is wanted by the US government for revealing state secrets but many see him as a hero for revealing the level of spying the NSA went to after the reigns were let off them after 9.11.
With the UK's GCHQ basically acting as their "bitch" and doing lots of dirty work purely for cash. The "Special Relationship" is alive and well. Also without a written Constitution or Bill or Rights to rein them in the junior partners across the Atlantic are able to get away with a whole lot more than the NSA can. Even trawling the whole Internet for data to be analysed for "potential" threats.
These NSA analysts are even going even as far as playing games like World of Warcraft because they believed terrorists were using the inbuilt talking and messaging features within the VOIP games to send messages to each other about potential attacks - either that or it was some clever clogs idea at the NSA to let them play games all day whilst their superiors thought they were working.
Edward Snowden gave this years Channel 4 alternative Christmas speech. It is well worth listening to.
An important story which was supposed to be about liberty and war crimes was turned into a MSM piece about sexuality and unimportant questions. This was due to Chelsea Manning's decision to mitigate his "crimes" on a "confused sexual identity status" instead of the morality of what he was doing by revealing war crimes by the US Army in Iraq.
What should have been a massive debate in the public sphere about the legality of acts of war was turned into a farce. The war crime such as the one he released to WikiLeaks which showed innocent Iraqi's and TV reporters shot to death by US pilots who were almost climaxing during the event was totally ignored and just treated as "war as normal".
Who should junior soldiers report these crimes against humanity to. Crimes which break numerous International laws and conventions?
What happens if they are ignored or punished. Would they even dare to bring the matter up to a superior and would that superior even listen or would they be disciplined for breaking the all important rule to "shut your mouth and do your job".
With the number of US female soldiers who complain about sexual assault being jailed in containers in Iraq for just raising the issue it is clear the US military has no time for "complainers" whether the complaint is valid or not.
In July of 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones, then 20 and working in Iraq, alleged she was gang-raped and beaten by fellow KBR employees and locked in a shipping container by managers after she sought out law enforcement. Jones and her lawyers, who lost a federal civil suit against KBR in July, said nearly 40 other female KBR employees who worked in Afghanistan and Iraq told them stories of rape, beatings and sexual harassment.
The FED celebrated it's 100th birthday in 2013.
Responsible for numerous bubbles, booms n busts, the US Federal Reserve act was passed in the dead of night in 1913.
This act enabled the big banks to control the money supply of the USA by printing it and then lending it to their friends in the banking world. With the positions in the Treasury and the big banks like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan acting more like a revolving door it is no wonder the big banks always get their bailouts on the backs of the poor tax payers when they play roulette with our savings and pensions and then lose.
With a few lone voices like Ron Paul calling for an end to the FED the movement to end this printing of fiat currency and the Government paying it back with interest from tax payers has been brought to the mainstream and more and more people are asking why we have such a system in the first place.
With many founding US fathers claiming the war of Independence was about controlling their own money and not letting the English tax them without representation the FED would be the anti-Christ if they could see it in action now.
The Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913 in response to a wave of bank crises, which had hit on average every six years over a period of 80 years. The resulting economic depressions triggered a populist movement for monetary reform in the 1890s. Mary Ellen Lease, an early populist leader, said in a fiery speech that could have been written today:Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street. The great common people of this country are slaves, and monopoly is the master. .. . Money rules. .. .Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us. .. .We want money, land and transportation. We want the abolition of the National Banks, and we want the power to make loans direct from the government. We want the foreclosure system wiped out.That was what they wanted, but the Federal Reserve Act that they got was not what the populists had fought for, or what their leader William Jennings Bryan thought he was approving when he voted for it in 1913. In the stirring speech that won him the Democratic presidential nomination in 1896, Bryan insisted:[We] believe that the right to coin money and issue money is a function of government. .. . Those who are opposed to this proposition tell us that the issue of paper money is a function of the bank and that the government ought to go out of the banking business.I stand with Thomas Jefferson. .. and tell them, as he did, that the issue of money is a function of the government and that the banks should go out of the governing business.
With Wall Street banks that were called "Too big to fail" in 2008 now almost 3 times as big in 2013 Wall Street is a monster out of control. The Occupy moment may have opened some people eyes to how debt based money really works and how the US Government is occupied and owned by Wall Street banksters but it is not enough.
Without some banksters being jailed for their crimes as they were in Iceland the banksters will continue to steal and pillage money from the masses. Then when they are caught out when their convoluted investment pyramid schemes fail as they always do they claim bailouts from the tax payers. The same game goes on as usual.
A few heads on poles outside the City of London and Wall Street including those of Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein would be a nice start but until the austerity measures implemented by our government starts to bite hard not enough people will get angry enough to demand blood for their poverty and the bankers crimes.
Hopefully 2014 will be a better year as more and more people are becoming awakened to the games played all around them by Governments and banks. If 2013 ha been a good year for you then great if not lets all plan to make 2014 a better one.
Please take the time to let me know what you think the most important act of 2013 was with this poll. You can add comments or extra options as I have only put in a few of many possible questions.
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