Morgan Freeman’s Wrath

Source: As Putin Takes Aim At Petrodollar, Hollywood Takes Aim At Putin

An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Whitney Webb follows:

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Not to be outdone by Russia’s decision to act within its own sovereign interests at the petrodollar’s expense, the U.S. “Russiagate” propaganda machine was ready to respond in kind with the latest revival of the Russian hacking/meddling narrative, emerging in the form of a new organization known as the “Committee to Investigate Russia” (CIR).

The group surfaced on Tuesday — the same day as Putin’s announcement — with a widely promoted video in which Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman tells the American public that “We have been attacked. We are at war,” and asks Trump to “tell us the truth” about Russian election interference, ignoring that narrative’s reliance on debunked and discredited claims.

The video has all the marking of a psy-op. One of the founders of the CIR, Hollywood director and diehard Clinton supporter Rob Reiner, told the Daily Beast that Freeman was selected as the group’s spokesman for the “weight and gravitas” of his voice as well as the fact that “people always joke that he’s the voice of God,” given Freeman’s past film roles, which also include President of the United States.
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“US Driven By Nazi War Machine” by Finian Cunningham

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

One consequence of the US incorporating the Nazi war machine was the deep-chilling effect on Western-Soviet relations. The Soviet Union had borne the brunt of Nazi aggression during the Second World War, with as many as 50 million of its citizens killed. It is not hard to imagine how the redeployment by the US of Nazi spies, intelligence, commandos and Eastern European puppets must have appeared then to Moscow. It was an unspeakable betrayal and de facto declaration of war by its former war-time ally.

This Western betrayal set the scene for the Cold War that would haunt international relations for nearly six decades from the end of the Second World War. Gehlen would go on to become head of West German intelligence (BND) until his decorated retirement in 1968. He died in 1979 at the age of 77.

The reliance of the CIA, the Pentagon, White House and NATO on the Nazi war machine for its intelligence ensured that a deadly nuclear arms race took hold. The result was the growth of the gargantuan American military-industrial complex, which today not only threatens the rest of the world with hyper destructive power, but also the viability of American society from the exorbitant economic cost for maintaining this voracious complex.

Another result was that the rabid anti-communist ideology and military practices of the Nazi apparatus became embedded in American foreign policy and military doctrine.

The bolding in the above excerpt is mine.

Hmm. Does the zombie dragon have Morgan Freeman’s eyes or does Morgan Freeman have the zombie dragon’s eyes? They also have the same mouth. One is wrathful and blasphemous. And the other is anti-life and a tool of evildoers.

“And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads… I saw that one of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but its mortal wound had been healed, and all the earth followed the wild beast with admiration. And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast and who can do battle with it?” It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…” – (Revelation chapter 13)

Hmm. Let me see; Listen to Morgan Freeman, who listens to neoconservatives like Max Boot and David Frum, or listen to Noam Chomsky, below. (And let me remind you what a neoconservative is. Neoconservatives believe in inequality, deceit and violence. Founders of neoliberalism and neoconservatism, Friedrich August von Hayek and Leo Strauss, respectively, were both inspired by the catastrophe of Hitler’s Nazi Germany. While they both saw disaster in that movement, they didn’t respond to it with good solutions, but only bad solutions.)

What was it that the apostle Paul said to the Romans?

“For God’s wrath is being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who are suppressing the truth in an unrighteous way… Just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a disapproved mental state… And they were filled with all unrighteousness… without understanding and false to agreements, having no natural affection, and merciless. Although these know full well the righteous decree of God – that those practicing such things are deserving of death – they not only keep on doing them but also approve of those practicing them.” (Romans chapter 1)

Morgan Freeman may play God, when Hollywood/CIA/Pentagon wishes him to, but he does not see fit to acknowledge the actual God (who isn’t humankind collectively). He accomplishes that failure by not upholding God’s standards. If you attack his standards, including honesty and truth-telling, then you attack him. For example, Morgan Freeman, by lending his popularity and voice to the propaganda campaign of the neoconservative Committee To Investigate Russia, puts himself in the camp of liars, warmongers and decievers, like Jim Baker, who told Edward Shevardnadze that NATO would not move any further east, implying that the West, and the United States in particular, only wanted peace with the Soviet Union. As Noam Chomsky pointed out, the United States taught the Soviets, and those paying attention, that you can’t have a gentleman’s agreement with uncle Sam.

“…Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to allow the unification of Germany and its membership in NATO, a hostile military alliance. In the light of recent history, this was a most astonishing concession. There was a quid pro quo. President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker agreed that NATO would not expand “one inch to the East,” meaning into East Germany. Instantly, they expanded NATO to East Germany.

Gorbachev was naturally outraged, but when he complained, he was instructed by Washington that this had only been a verbal promise, a gentleman’s agreement, hence without force. If he was naïve enough to accept the word of American leaders, it was his problem.” – Noam Chomsky

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“Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone.” – 1 Peter 5:8

“Deliberately causing a whole country to die of starvation might seem to be, at least, ‘not nice’ behaviour. But the Wall Street Journal is all for it.”

An excerpt from the above linked-to (CounterPunch via Axis Of Logic) article by Mike Whitney follows:

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The editors at the Wall Street Journal have settled on a plan for ending the crisis in North Korea. Starve them to death.

I’m not kidding. In an article titled “Options for Removing Kim Jong In [sic]” the WSJ’s editorial board suggests that the US use “all of its tools to topple the North Korean regime” including, of course, vital food imports which keep women and children from facing an agonizing death by starvation.
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“How an article defending colonialism was ever published is a mystery roiling academia” by Shree Paradkar

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

If a social debate is based on fuzzy ideas accumulated from something read somewhere, sometime, an academically published view is the antithesis of it, based on rigorous research, citations and knowledge. Before being published, it is peer-reviewed, or tested for accuracy and integrity by someone with subject matter expertise.

This process is at the heart of a controversy roiling the academic community after the Third World Quarterly, a reputable British journal on global politics, published a piece earlier this month titled “The case for colonialism” by Bruce Gilley, a Princeton University Ph.D and Portland State University professor…

In his article, Gilley says colonialism has been unjustly vilified, that it was legitimate and its “civilizing mission” was in fact beneficial. He also writes that it is time to re-colonize parts of the world and create “new Western colonies from scratch” because developing countries are failing at self-governance and anti-colonial ideology was harmful to native populations.

My online response to the top of post linked-to article follows. I will convert the title of my previous blog post, as well as the title of Chomsky’s quoted article, below, for the reader’s convenience:

“How an article defending colonialism was ever published is a mystery roiling academia” by Shree Paradkar:…

As with any monstrous commentary, such as that offered by the Wall Street Journal, in which WSJ editors call for starving North Koreans to death, or academics calling for more colonialism, it’s mysterious – to those without a moral foundation. (I’m a Christian and my moral foundation is most definitely fortified by guidance from the Christian Bible, which I don’t claim is perfect.) Those without a moral foundation behold the lawlessness of the world’s political and other leaders, noting that those leaders are smart, educated, know a thing or two and know right from wrong and yet still choose to be evil often enough and they conclude, logically, that good must sometimes be bad. As Jesus Christ said, “If the light that is in you is in reality darkness, then how great that darkness is.” (Those who know better, who choose to sin, are reprehensible, which means deserving of greater opprobrium than ignorant sinners, or lawbreakers if the word ‘sin’ troubles you.)

The above logic must be understood as being relative to the individual’s inferior ethical stance. To those who are sane, who have not self-modifed (which we are free to do but not without consequences, which, note, include eventual utter stupidity and perverseness) into believers in violence, deceit and inequality, there is nothing logical or right or decent about calling for the starvation (collective punishment) of North Koreans for not thinking the way they want them to. There is nothing logical or decent about academics who write papers defending colonialism and calling for more of it.

“Those Who Rule Cause Ruin” :…

I’m reminded of a writer who Noam Chomsky talks about, named Barrington Moore. Moore talks about the “predominant voice of America at home and abroad,” which is violent. It’s the voice of the mob boss who instructs his underlings to make a deal with those who he is targetting that they can’t refuse.

“A Genuine Movement for Social Change” by Noam Chomsky:…

The Toronto Star is a fake friend of the people and not in the least bit progressive, for which reason Shree Paradkar’s smear of those who have not succumbed to the establishment’s Big Pharma propaganda campaign to make informed consent a sin is unsurprising.

See my previous blog post titled “Destroying Consent.”

Enter “Toronto Star” into the search field of my blog and you will get a number of returns that are posts dealing with the perfidy of the Toronto Star. Here’s one example:

“From Rat Gatekeepers To Prime Ministers – Gangster Corporatocracy Snuffing Out The Light”

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Uh Huh

Source: Russia warns Israel not to attack Iran in Syria

An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Joel Gehrke follows:

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Netanyahu has warned that Iran is building military facilities in Syria. U.S. and Israeli officials have worried for years that Russia and Iran, by partnering to protect Syrian President Bashar Assad, would emerge from the conflict with long-term strategic advantages…
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IDF Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich and U.S. Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski conduct a ceremony at Bislach Air Base, near Mitzpe Ramon on Sept. 18, 2017.

“A New Provocation: US Establishes First Permanent Military Base Inside of Israel” by Patrick Henningsen

An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:

In terms of US and Middle East geopolitics, something extremely significant has just taken place this week, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the Western mainstream press…

Plans for the new US Air Force base began under former US president Barack Obama, and transitioned to formation under President Donald Trump…

Already, we have seen Israeli PM Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu threaten Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding Iran’s military presence in Syria, warning that ‘Israel may act to curb Iran’s clout in Syria.’ Naturally, this new facility will be viewed by regional stakeholders as a counter weight to the new Syrian situation.

The US base may also be used to launch air sorties to defend Israel’s recent illegal annexation of the part of the Golan Heights, land which it has managed to take under the cover of the Syrian conflict. Recently, Israel has managed to pry away this contested land from Syria with the help of Al Nusra terrorists on the ground, after they previously chased out UNDOF Peacekeepers which had been positioned there since 1974. Amazingly, the UN still has not updated its website to express this new reality on the ground (still showing a mission photo from 2012).

Earlier reports clearly show how Tel Aviv has been providing material assistance to Al Nusra terrorist fighters – a policy which Israel has not apologised for…

According to the Israeli spokesperson, the establishment of a US base in Israel will send a “message to the region.”

“And they worshipped the dragon because it gave the authority to the wild beast, and they worshipped the wild beast with the words: “Who is like the wild beast and who can do battle with it?” It was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies… And it opened its mouth in blasphemies against God… Then I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb but it began speaking like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight.” (Revelation chapter 13)

The “first wild beast in its sight” is the second (seven headed) wild beast of Revelation. It’s the world’s dominant world powers, in opposition to God, since there were major powers opposed to God. Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and finally, the Anglo-American dual world power. The wild beast that ascends out of the earth is merely the seventh, and final, head of the human, political wild beast that the dragon, namely Satan, gives life to. That wild beast (out of the earth) is also called a false prophet. It has horns like the lamb of God (Jesus Christ) but speaks like a dragon. Indeed, the US, as the world’s dominant power at this time, lays down the law to the world. And it is blasphemous. And it is temporary.

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Why the pause?

Listen to this idiot/monster. He talks trash of course. The powerful tend to do that. Afterall, What are we going to do about it? But what’s interesting about it is the silence that followed his quip about socialism in Venezuela. Eventually a few assholes applauded. All of us, including those in the audience where Trump was bloviating, know that the US would like to attack Venezuela (along with any number of other countries). Therefore, Were those audience members who didn’t applaud Trump’s quip about socialism in Venezuela concerned for how they would look to others, since everyone knows that a vigorous applause for Trump’s quip was a vigorous applause for unjustified, naked aggression by the world’s biggest superpower toward yet another far less powerful country? Who knows? I don’t.

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‘Calling Out To’ Vs ‘Calling Out’ Certain NGOs

Source: UK Activist Risks Prison Challenging ‘Digital Strip-Search’

An excerpt from the above linked-to Real News show follows:

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Aaron Maté: Thanks for joining us. Let’s start off with your case about to go to trial later on this month.

Muhammad Rabbani: That’s right. In about a week’s time, on the 25th of September, I’m due to appear at the Magistrates’ Court, here in London in the UK, to deny the charges that have been made against me. Essentially, it revolves around a password. It all began in November last year when I was on my way back from a CAGE investigation mission to the Middle East. Upon landing at Heathrow Airport here in London, I was put through a process which comes under, broadly speaking, terrorism powers which are granted to border police, called Schedule 7.

In the course of basically four or five hours, I tried to reason with the police that I can’t give up my passwords to my phone and my laptop, which was what they were after. I said that if you give me an opportunity, all I need to do is secure the permission of in particular one individual whose case that we’re working on, who is a survivor of torture, 12 years of torture abuse, but also many other clients. I was trying to explain that if you give me permission to get their go-ahead and consent, then I can give you my passwords, but before then I need to protect that trust and confidentiality.

In the end, what happened is they arrested me. I was later charged, and now of course I’ll be on trial in a week’s time, trying to explain to the court how I’m not guilty of a crime and I’m doing what any other professional would’ve done in my place.

Aaron Maté: Did they give you any grounds at the time for why they wanted to look at your laptop? Under these laws, are they even required to?

Muhammad Rabbani: The answer is no, there’s no requirement. In fact, to stop a person under Schedule 7 powers, your listeners may be surprised to know that there’s even no suspicion required. The threshold is so, so low. In fact, there is no threshold…

Aaron Maté: You mentioned that this had been going on for 17 years to a lot of people. I believe since 2009 the number is over 400,000. Your case is bringing attention to this issue, but I’m wondering is, where was the attention before? Have civil rights advocates been challenging this in years prior?

I think upon reflection there’s only two things that I can really think of that has led to this law still being in place. One of them is to do with the public psyche that has been conditioned to almost switch off any rational thought when the word terrorism is involved…

The second problem we have is I think there’s been … What we were hoping and we expect is more from the human rights community. These are organizations and the figures who have a mandate to investigate and throw a light on some of these abuses, especially when it affects marginalized and minority communities who don’t have the same access and voice in society. Sadly, I think there’s a lot of work that could’ve been done, should be done, because it’s such a clear violation of due process, and it shouldn’t have been allowed to continue this long.
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My online response to the above linked-to show follows:

Muhammad Rabbani seems to be the real deal. However, so many NGOs, including NGOs like AI and HRW, are not, if they ever were. Calling to them to step up is not the same as calling them out for not stepping up, which is what is here called for.

“The Corruption Of Human Rights Watch” by 131 authors…

“Human Rights Watch In Service To The War Party” by Edward S. Herman, David Peterson, George Szamuely

“Human Rights Watch “Fail”: Uses Photo of American Bombing Destruction of Syria To Condemn Assad” by Brandon Turbeville

“Amnesty International, George Clooney and the Bidding of Empire” by John Vincent

“Latest Amnesty International Ukraine war crimes report fails the test” by Roger Annis…

“Amnesty International’s latest arms trade campaign is colonialism with a kindly face” by Brendan O’Neill

“The Corruption Of Human Rights Watch” by 131 authors

“Human Rights Watch in Service to the War Party” by Edward S. Herman, David Peterson and George Szamuely

“Human Rights Watch “Fail”: Uses Photo of American Bombing Destruction of Syria To Condemn Assad” by Brian Turbeville

“Amnesty International, George Clooney and the Bidding of Empire” by John Vincent

“Latest Amnesty International Ukraine war crimes report fails the test” by Roger Annis

“Amnesty International’s latest arms trade campaign is colonialism with a kindly face” by Brendan O’Neill

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