Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sandy Hook Puzzles -- Paul Craig Roberts

Sandy Hook Puzzles

NOTE: A reader brought to my attention this FBI site, which reports no murders in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. The FBI is reported to have been on the Sandy Hook case and surely is aware of the reported murders. 

According to Snopes, the “record keeping anomaly” stems from the murders being included in Connecticut state police records under statewide totals and not under Newtown. This does not explain why other murders are attributed to the towns in which they occurred. It hardly seems appropriate for Snopes to blame “conspiracy theorists” for the FBI’s failure to account for the Sandy Hook murders in its murder report for Connecticut. Is Snopes saying that those who notice anomalies should stay quiet about them? Raising questions is not a conspiracy theory. Many more questions should have been raised about Saddam Hussein’s alleged WMD,Assad’s alleged “use of chemical weapons,” alleged “Iranian nukes,” Tonkin Gulf, etc.

Sandy Hook Puzzles
Paul Craig Roberts

Perhaps the most unusual feature of the Sandy Hook story is the large number of photographs that have been released in order to document the story. It is as if there is no event without the proof supplied by the photographs. This is unusual. When, for example, the FBI murdered approximately 100 men, women and children in the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, the reality of the victims did not have to be established with a large number of photos establishing that the victims were real people with real families. When workers “go postal” and shoot their coworkers, photos are not used to prove that those killed were real people with real families. When an airplane crashes, the event does not have to be verified with news coverage of grieving relatives.
Yet photos are a defining characteristic of Sandy Hook. It is almost like the photos are the event.

The importance of Sandy Hook photos is of concern when so many experts demonstrate that so many of the photos are photoshopped. Among the Sandy Hook photos are photos that are collages of separate photos that have been put together. Others have people inserted into photos. There are a large number of YouTube videos in which people knowledgeable about the techniques of photo alteration demonstrate problems with the photographs.

In response to links I provided to Jim Fetzer’s walk through of several events that have so many anomalies as to raise suspicions, I received emails from people who have the skills to analyze whether a photo is real or a construction.

Some of the explanations are too technical for an inexperienced person to follow, but the photos below are so problematic that expert explanations seem unnecessary.

This is a photo used to establish that the little girl on the right, a Sandy Hook victim, is a member of the Robbie Parker family. Notice that the two children on Robbie Parker’s lap do not appear to have legs. Possibly the white material under the torso of the little girl with her fingers in her mouth can be construed as her legs, but it looks like material draped across Parker’s thigh. I see no sign of legs for the child in the red jumper, and the purpose of the red material draped across Parker’s other thigh escapes me. It is as if the photo was lifted from a waist up photo of the two children and placed on Robbie Parker’s lap. Notice that Robbie Parkers hands seem to be inserted into his sleeves. Experts tell me that an enlarged version of the photo reveals a straight line between Robbie Parker and the Sandy Hook child victim and that this is a sign that the victim was photoshopped into the photograph.

If this is indeed Robbie Parker’s family, why would the family picture have to be a collage of photographs? Why use a fake photograph to establish the identity of a real family?

Robbie Parker Family

This is a photo used to establish the reality of one of the teachers allegedly killed in the Sandy Hook shooting. According to experts, there are many problems with this photo. Without going into any of them, notice that the shadow of the woman on the left falls to the southwest, but the shadow of the woman on the right falls to the southeast. This suggests the photo is a construction made from photos when the sun was in different positions in the sky. The shadows associated with the woman in yellow do not seem to relate to her, and the shadow in front of the standing man seems unrelated to him.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Is The Die Cast?

Is The Die Cast?

Is The Die Cast?

My fear is that truth, and thereby liberty, freedom for individuals, and democratic outcomes cannot survive the modern methods of communicating information. To gain insight into the risks, read this article: 

The New Mind Control

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The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do.

By Robert Epstein

Gmail users are generally oblivious to the fact that Google
 stores and analyses every email they write, 
even the drafts they never send – 
as well as all the incoming email they receive from both Gmail and non-Gmail users.

The technology has made possible undetectable and untraceable manipulations of entire populations that are beyond the scope of existing regulations and laws.

We are living in a world in which a handful of high-tech companies,
 sometimes working hand-in-hand with governments,
 are not only monitoring much of our activity,
 but are also invisibly controlling more and more of what we think, feel, do and say.

March 02, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - "Aeon" - Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity’s future. In The Iron Heel (1908), the American writer Jack London pictured a world in which a handful of wealthy corporate titans – the ‘oligarchs’ – kept the masses at bay with a brutal combination of rewards and punishments. Much of humanity lived in virtual slavery, while the fortunate ones were bought off with decent wages that allowed them to live comfortably – but without any real control over their lives.

In We (1924), the brilliant Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin, anticipating the excesses of the emerging Soviet Union, envisioned a world in which people were kept in check through pervasive monitoring. The walls of their homes were made of clear glass, so everything they did could be observed. They were allowed to lower their shades an hour a day to have sex, but both the rendezvous time and the lover had to be registered first with the state.

Another American Gift Of Death And Destruction To Iraq

Another American Gift Of Death And Destruction To Iraq

Another American Gift Of Death And Destruction To Iraq

Resultado de imagem para pictures of the Mosul Dam

Iraqis who built dam say structure is increasingly precarious and describe government response as ‘ridiculous’

Baghdad resident Raad al-Quraishi expresses his concerns of flooding from the Mosul dam

Julian Borger World affairs editor
Wednesday 2 March 2016 07.00 GMTLast modified on Wednesday 2 March 
23.45 GMT

Iraqi engineers involved in building the Mosul dam 30 years ago have warned that the risk of its imminent collapse and the consequent death toll could be even worse than reported.

They pointed out that pressure on the dam’s compromised structure was building up rapidly as winter snows melted and more water flowed into the reservoir, bringing it up to its maximum capacity, while the sluice gates normally used to relieve that pressure were jammed shut.

The Iraqi engineers also said the failure to replace machinery or assemble a full workforce more than a year after Islamic State temporarily held the dam means that the chasms in the porous rock under the dam were getting bigger and more dangerous every day.

On Wednesday, the Iraqi government announced it had signed a €273m (£210m) contract with an Italian contractor to reinforce and maintain the Mosul dam for 18 months, following talks in New York between the Italian foreign minister, Paolo Gentiloni, and US and Iraqi officials. Italy has said it plans to send 450 troops to protect the dam site, but it is unclear how long it will take to replace damaged machinery and reassemble the required workforce.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Guest Contributions —Paul Craig Roberts

I am alarmed at the erosion of the US Constitution,
 which means the erosion of liberty and our safety,
 and I am alarmed at the orchestrated reasons manufactured in order
to deceive the public and American allies into wars.

Guest Contributions

Dear Readers:

The purpose of guest contributions is to offer you different views on events from those presented to you by presstitutes and governments pursuing secret agendas. For example, when I post speeches by Vladimir Putin, I am letting the Russian President speak for himself in place of being spoken for by presstitutes determined to demonize him.

I do not post guest contributions as endorsements. I do not necessarily agree with everything in guest contributions. It is possible for people to have many details wrong and still arrive at a plausible or correct conclusion. For example, it is my opinion that Professor Jim Fetzer is correct that the official 9/11 story is false and the three WTC buildings did not come down due to airplanes and fire. However, I do not believe that the evidence produced by scientists supports his view that the buildings were destroyed by directed energy weapons or mini-nukes.

The main reason for guest contributions is to offer readers different views on subjects that I do not have time to research or write about.

Most of the guest contributions that I post are re-posts from, or links to, other sites of work by known commentators. I do not have the resouces to fact check columns submitted by readers.

The only items on the website that I endorse are my own writings. Sometimes I do not have 100% confidence in my own articles, but sufficient confidence to offer my views. Sometime I make mistakes. For example, I might have made one recently when I reported Marco Rubio’s views on the rich and the poor. I relied on subscripts on a muted Fox “News” broadcast, and the subscripts might have been a bit of misleading shorthand.

However, I try not to make any major mistake. Almost the only mistakes readers point out to me are typos and spelling mistakes. When I am convinced that I have made a major mistake I will acknowledge it. I do not have an agenda separete from the truth. I am alarmed at the erosion of the US Constitution, which means the erosion of liberty and our safety, and I am alarmed at the orchestrated reasons manufactured in order to deceive the public and American allies into wars.

I think that it is extraordinary that the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Colin Powell can publicly state that he was misled and misused by the George W. Bush regime into giving false evidence to the UN of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction without anyone in the Bush regime being held accountable for a massive war crime that destroyed a country and killed and displaced millions of its people. This is as large of a war crime as any Adolf Hitler committed. Surviving Nazis were hung for Hitler’s crimes. Yet, there has been no accountability for the crimes of the George W. Bush regime or for the Obama regime’s crimes in Libya and Syria or for the Obama regime’s coups in Ukraine and Honduras.

I never cease to be amazed at the repeated gullibility of the American people who swallow one government lie on top of another despite learning that the former lie was a lie.

Throughout history truth has been unwelcome. People have to fight to establish truth. Usually it is a thankless job and one that does not always succeed.

Review of Paul Craig Roberts’ Book – The Neoconservative Threat To World Order: Washington’s Perilous War For Hegemony

Review of Paul Craig Roberts’ Book – The Neoconservative Threat To World Order: Washington’s Perilous War For Hegemony

By Prof. Edward Curtin

Global Research, February 28, 2016

The Neoconservative Threat to World Order

You will rarely read a book written in a more courageous, intelligent, and blunt manner about profoundly pressing world problems than this one. Paul Craig Roberts is a phenomenon; no issue, no matter how controversial, escapes his astute analysis. He writes with a tornadic power and logic that convinces as it challenges. Driven by a passionate concern for the horrible direction of the world – especially the United States government’s responsibility for so much of its wretchedness – he is relentless in roiling the waters of ignorance and complacency in which so many Americans float.

Prof. Edward Curtin

A former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration and an editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Paul Craig Roberts (image) has escaped all easy labels to become a public intellectual of the highest order. He is a prolific critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policies, with a special emphasis on the nefarious influence of the neoconservatives from the Reagan through the Obama administrations. A savage critic of the mainstream corporate media – he calls them “presstitutes” – he dissects their propaganda and disinformation like a truth surgeon and penetrates to the heart of issues in a flash.

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order is a compendium of his essays written between February 2014 and July 2015. Most of them deal with Washington’s destabilization of Ukraine and its ongoing threats against Russia. Roberts sees this new Cold War as rooted in the neoconservative doctrine of world hegemony. He correctly argues that this is based on the Wolfowitz Doctrine, written in 1992 by neoconservative Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (a signatory of the 1997 Project for the New American Century), which became the blueprint for NATO’s expansion to Russia’s borders and the growing threat of nuclear war that we are faced with today. In the preface Roberts writes:

Once in place the Wolfowitz Doctrine resulted in the Clinton regime abandoning the guarantees that the George H. W. Bush administration had given to Gorbachev that NATO would not move one inch to the East. In violation of the U.S. government’s word, former Warsaw Bloc countries were incorporated into NATO. Then NATO was used to attack Yugoslavia and Serbia. Then the George W. Bush regime withdrew the U.S. from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and began locating anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia’s borders. Washington orchestrated “color revolutions” in the former Russian provinces of Georgia and Ukraine. When the Orange Revolution failed to deliver Ukraine into Washington’s hands, Washington spent $5 billion cultivating Ukrainian politicians and creating pro-American Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that were used in Washington’s 2014 overthrow of the elected government of Ukraine.

Read chronologically, these essays reward a careful reader with an understanding of the progressively menacing steps taken by the Obama administration, including the announcement that the United States is sending battle tanks, heavy equipment, and thousands of troops to be permanently stationed in Eastern European countries surrounding Russia. If the shoe were on the other foot and Putin was sending the same to Canada, Cuba, and Mexico, one would hear howls of outrage emanating from the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post, etc., media stenographers for Washington.

In essay after essay Roberts’ analyses give the lie to the Western media’s misleading reporting on Ukraine and its demonization of Russia. He sees these developments as leading to war unless the neoconservatives are “removed from foreign policy positions in the government and media …. The warmonger neoconservatives must be removed from Fox ‘News,’ CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, and in their places independent voices must replace propagandists for war. Clearly none of this is going to happen, but it must if we are to escape Armageddon.”

So the reader is enlightened but not encouraged. But this is not Roberts’ fault. He is being truthful. He is a Cassandra warning of future disasters if people don’t awaken from “a false reality created for them by their rulers.” He admits that he struggles with people’s reluctance to seek truth every time he writes a clarifying essay. Yet he is of two minds – hopeless and hopeful. He intimates that even if people awaken, the neoconservatives will maintain their power in government and media. Yet he stalwartly soldiers on, hoping to change minds, which suggests he believes at some level that changing minds has a chance of changing structures of power and ideology. His vacillation in this regard is understandable.

“People ask for solutions,” he writes, “but no solutions are possible in a dis-informed world. Populations almost everywhere are dissatisfied, but few have any comprehension of the real situation. Before there can be solutions, people must know the truth about the problem. For those inclined to be messengers, it is largely a thankless task …. Aspirations and delusions prevail over truth.”

Thankless as the task may be, Roberts elucidates many issues besides Ukraine, so these essays can also be read as self-standing analyses: 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, the case for impeachment of U.S. presidents, war crimes by U.S. officials, American “exceptionalism,” Operation Gladio, “Washington’s Iraq ‘Victory’,” European governments’ collusion with the U.S., the CIA and its media control, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the war on terror, false flag attacks, etc. His reach is capacious and his analysis penetrating. He questions, probes, presents facts, and admits when facts are not conclusive. Impeccably logical – and straightforward – he forces the reader to reevaluate their understanding of these issues. And he references other fine writers and researchers who support and extend his points.

While correct about the rise in power and evil influence of the neoconservatives over the past thirty years or so, I think Roberts’ understanding of the machinations of secret deep state forces going back to Operation Gladio and the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK, suggests he knows that the neocons are but a recent example of an old problem. The US drive for hegemony has deep roots and a long history. Wall Street, the banks, and the CIA have been entwined for many, many decades. Overthrowing governments, propaganda, assassinations, and instigating wars are their specialty. None of this is the exclusive bailiwick of neoconservatives; they are just a current, execrable example. Behind them, and liberals and conservatives of all stripes, sit powers that transcend nomenclature. I’d like to see him give more emphasis to U.S. strategy as a long-standing continuum, though this does not detract from his astute analysis of the neoconservatives. After all, these essays were written on the fly as the neocons policies were being carried out by the “liberal” Democrat Obama.

Dr. Roberts is a truth teller and a genuine patriot. Truth is his country. In a speech he gave in Mexico while accepting the International Award for Excellence in Journalism, he said, “In the United States journalists receive awards for lying for the government and the corporations…. Once a journalist sacrifices Truth to loyalty to a government, he ceases to be a journalist and becomes a propagandist.”

So if you want truth, read The Neoconservative Threat to World Order. It’s journalism at its best.

The original source of this article is Global Research
Copyright © Prof. Edward Curtin, Global Research, 2016

Only In America: An Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid In Prison — Paul Craig Roberts

Only In America: An Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid In Prison
Paul Craig Roberts

Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude “selfie” of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing “child pornography” and sent to prison? In case you are too old to be in the loop, a “selfie” is a photo that one makes of oneself.

This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.

Sexting—the exchange of nude photographs—is now a big thing among the 14-17 year old set, especially among females. They have transitioned from children to women and find the extraordinary change in their bodies an interesting phenomenon. Under the expansive interpretation of child pornography laws, for an under 18-year old to even possess a nude photo of herself or himself is a violation of the law. Thanks to the illegal, unconstitutional surveillence of every communication of every American sanctioned by the US government and the corrupt Supreme Court that serves the government and not the Constitution, a naked photo sent by an under-18 year-old can be intercepted and the sender prosecuted for possessing, manufacturing, and distributing child pornography.

Teenagers can have their life ruined by the government “protecting” them.

In the state of New Mexico, awareness that kids faced the prospect of being ruined by sending explicit images of themselves to one another got the attention of New Mexico state senator George Munoz, a Democrat, and Steven Robert Allen of the American Civil Liberties Union. They got a bill passed that exempts consensual photograph sharing from prosecution. However the Republican Governor Susana Martinez and the state attorney general, Hector Balderas, oppose the new law.

When I was in high school, the female age of sexual consent was 14 years old, regardless of the age of her sexual partner. Today to engage in consensual sex with a 14 year-old male or female is a felony. In some states if both sexual partners are underaged, it is a misdemeanor.

I don’t know when the age of consent was raised from 14 to 18 and whether it progressed upward in stages or happened all at once. I suspect it was the product of conservatives who objected to welfare payments to unmarried black female teenagers for whom liberals made it possible to escape parental control via childbirth and possession of an apartment of their own. I think that US Senator Patrick Moynihan’s study published in the 1960s is correct that liberal welfare destroyed the black family. In the 1950s black families were as stable as white families.

People are born into their time. As they grow and mature they have no awareness of what it was like living in previous times. Whatever they are born into is their normal. If their society has descended from liberty into tyranny, they don’t know it. They never experienced liberty.

In my lifetime I have experienced an enormous intrusion into personal life by the state. If the laws of today had applied to the generation during the 1950s practically the entire generation would have been imprisoned. As children were routinely spanked, today an act of “child abuse,” an entire generation would have grown up in Child Protective Custody while their parents rotted in prison.

Moreover, in the 1950s people controlled their lives in ways that they are no longer permitted to do. Cars didn’t beep. Construction sites didn’t beep. Quiet was normal, not a luxury. Cars with manual transmissions would start without having to push in the clutch pedal. Fights between boys were normal, and no police were called. The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) provided parental input into the school system. Teachers and parents handled the problems that now become jail records. There was the occasional bully with a badge, but overall police were courteous and helpful to the public. People did not fear the police as every sensible person does today. Regulated natural monopolies gave good service at low prices. Children could be out of sight all day without danger or parental concern for children’s safety or concern that the parents would be investigated for child neglect.

Communities had neighborhood schools. You went to school with your own class. In the South you were segregated by economic class. Parents and teachers cooperated in producing educated students aware of citizenship responsibilities, which included holding public officials accountable, not worshipping at their feet.

It was a different world, and a better one.

Today’s culture is totally different. Today childhood hardly exists. It has been compressed into a few years. At an early age females are enculturated into projecting a sexual persona. Makeup comes at an early age. Girls dress provocatively. They are constantly exposed to sexual images. They see the attention that scantily attired women and porn stars receive. They learn that this is the way to get attention. They sexually mature at an earlier age today than in the 1950s. Yet the age of sexual consent has been raised to 18. This is an absurdity. The stupidity of legislators discredits democracy and paves the way for the emerging dictatorship.

I used to believe in progress, in improvements in society and its care, as that is what I initially experienced. But change set in. What I see now is re-enserfment of the bulk of the population. Reforms during the 1930s that made capitalism functional have been repealed.

The opposition to re-enserfment is weak. In place of revolutionary leaders and thoughts, there is acceptance of domination by the state. It is called Patriotism. And Patriotism means support of the oppressive government. Anyone who chooses the Constitution over the government is an unpatriotic anti-American, an incipient domestic extremist if not a terrorist.

The best way to get beat up or murdered by the police is to assert your constitutional rights. Like prosecutors and the executive branch, the last thing police want to hear is that there are limits on their power. Thus the objection of the New Mexico governor and attorney general to the legislation that protects teenagers from expansive interpretation of child pornography laws.

Roger Waters on Why More Artists Don’t Speak Out Against Israel: They’re Terrified

Roger Waters on Why More Artists Don’t Speak Out Against Israel: They’re Terrified

Roger Waters on Why More Artists Don’t Speak Out Against Israel: They’re Terrified

Will it be Trump or Goldman Sachs?

Edward Snowden

Will it be Trump or Goldman Sachs?
Snowden: US Presidential Campaign a Choice Between Trump and Goldman Sachs
by Stephen Lendman

It’s largely a choice of style, not substance, dirty business as usual continuing no matter who succeeds Obama. Still, Snowden has a point. 

Hillary Clinton, like husband Bill, got super-rich through speechmaking, lucrative book deals and other Big Money handouts. 

Lots came from Wall Street and other corporate supporters – a rogue’s gallery of crony capitalist interests buying influence.

Her public financial disclosures show she earned $2,935,000 from 12 speeches to Wall Street banks alone from 2013 – 2015, five for $225,000 (her usual fee). 

Deutsche Bank paid her $485,000, Goldman Sachs an astonishing $675,000 for a single speech. Wall Street banks are her leading campaign contributors.

Over the same period, her financial disclosures show she earned $21,667,000 for 92 speeches to private organizations, mainly crony capitalist interests – expecting handsome dividends from their investments, the way dirty business in Washington works.

America’s political process is too corrupted to fix, a Big Money-controlled one-party state with two wings. All duopoly power candidates march to the same drummer – differing only in style, not how they intend governing if elected.

Uninformed, out-of-touch US voters are easy marks to be fooled each electoral cycle. Media scoundrels promote the illusion of democracy, existing in name only.

Popular interests are ignored, independent candidates entirely shut out. Names and faces change. Dirty business as usual wins every time.

Scattered reforms won’t work. Transformational change in needed. The only solution is popular grassroots revolution. 

The alternative is endless wars, neo-serfdom and tyranny, a horror no one should tolerate.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

Visit his blog site at


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