Friday, 27 April 2018

A HISTORIC MONET: Kim and Moon meet at DMZ


Historic meeting between North & South Korea leaders kicks off


Activists reporting psyops and harassment from security firces


An Aussie journalist who advocates for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is reporting home invasions, thefts, psyops and harassment akin to that experienced by myself in NZ, and TPP & Occupy campaigners in the USA


That's Weird. No, I'm Not Going Crazy

Mark Hodge



22 April, 2018


I wouldn't have the courage to write this without the support and reassurance given by Suzie Dawson, who has endured far worse than this but took the time to reassure me that I'm not going crazy. For that, I am most grateful.

Until recently, I believed that I lived in a democracy. Sure, it was tattered around the edges and there were some disturbing instances of rules not applying to sections of the upper classes, but by and large, I believed that we as Australians had the right to form and voice our own opinions.

I was naive, which is quite an achievement for someone who is viewed by those closest to him as cynical, sceptical and at times just a tad sarcastic.

I've been writing about various taboo subjects on and off for about eighteen months. By taboo, I mean CIA, Deep state, the incarceration of Julian Assange, the influence of America over Australian policy, Pine Gap, the coup of 1975, banking cartels and anything else that gets up my nose on a given day.

For most of that time, I've flown under the radar. My audience has been minimal. I've used the writing as a pressure valve release, while I worked as freelance writer providing content for small business owners. I didn't think I was worth noticing.

I probably wasn't.

Then, I accepted a challenge to write a piece about Julian Assange on Australia Day.

It wasn't my best piece of work, not by a long stretch - but it hit a nerve.

I had never seen website traffic like that article got.

My audience grew, as a result. I'm still no heavy hitter and don't expect to ever be, but my articles started to get traction and were being shared by some pretty influential and, it has to be said, subversive people.

That's when those weird little things started to happen. In isolation, they seem to be nothing, but when I put them together, I don't feel comfortable. Most of these instances seem trivial. Some of them are probably coincidental. But even so, I feel compelled to record everything.

The Telstra Guy


This stuck in my mind as being a little odd. It was a week or so after writing that first Assange article. I was sitting on the front steps talking to a tradesman who was doing some work for me. There is a telecom "pit" right outside our fence line. 

It's hardly ever used. The main nodes are a little way up the street. A van with Telstra emblazoned on the side pulled up and a technician jumped out. He looked directly at us and seemed surprised to see me sitting there.

"How fast is your Internet,"he asked.

I told him it was pretty quick.

"It will be quicker when I'm finished," he replied and set to work.

I would not have given this a second thought, if it weren't for subsequent events and the fact that my Internet if anything is a little slower.

Coming Home


Shortly after this, my wife and I made a day trip to Melbourne, some three hours drive away. We returned home after dark and discovered that the front doors were wide open. We never use the front doors and yet here they were wide open. My wife freaked. We went through the house and could find nothing missing.

Lost Papers


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I have been keeping a paper record of social media accounts in a spiral binder. The binder is kept by my laptop. I went shopping and returned to find the spiral binder left open and overturned on my desk. I couldn't remember leaving it like that, but presumed I must have. When I went to access the list of social media accounts, it was gone. There is no reason why I would tear that page out. It is not there. It s gone.

Paranoia


I spent several days in a state of disbelief. I went through that notebook repeatedly, thinking that I must have overlooked the page. I went through rubbish bins. I searched the house high and low. Slowly, I started to realize that someone had taken it. It meant nothing, but it was screwing with my head.

Lost Computer Work


I was struggling to meet a deadline for some work I had been engaged to do. I took a break and took the dog for his daily walk, before doing so, I put my laptop in sleep mode, hoping to return refreshed and with the energy to get the job done. When I returned, I switched on the computer. All the windows that were previously open were open - except all of my word documents (I had 5 separate documents open). They had been closed down. They weren't saved and they weren't recoverable. They were gone.

I needed those documents. I had spent hours on them. They had disappeared.
There was no way I could meet the deadline. I lost a day and a job. I needed the money, if I'm totally honest. I scraped together a vastly inferior document and submitted it three hours late. The clients are not happy.

Coincidence?


I don't think so. These happenings are eerily similar to other people.

I've been encouraged to make this post as a permanent record of what has happened. Future "coincidences will also be recorded.

I won't be promoting this page widely. I just want a record.

Thanks once again to Suzie Dawson for believing me.

I'm not crazy and I'm not stupid and I find it bizarre to write this down.


Here is Mark's article

Julian Assange Is Our Canary in The Coal Mine.




  Retweeted
Yet another anti-TPP, pro-WikiLeaks and Anonymous campaigner steps forward to confirm that she has been extensively targeted by private security/intelligence companies:


Here is Suzie Dawson's story




Ukraine threatens Russia

Kiev threatens Russia with ‘full-scale conflict’ if gas transit to Europe through Ukraine stops


Kiev threatens Russia with ‘full-scale conflict’ if gas transit to Europe through Ukraine stops
A march in Kiev to mark the anniversary of the beginning of Euromaidan © Sputnik

RT,
26 April, 2018


Kiev has warned Moscow of ‘geopolitical consequences’ if Gazprom ceases gas transits through the territory of Ukraine.

"If there is no transit through the territory of Ukraine, then the likelihood of a full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine is also increasing. European politicians need to understand not only the economic consequences for Ukraine, but also geopolitical consequences for the whole world," the commercial director at Ukraine’s main gas company Naftogaz Yuri Vitrenko told the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Russian gas transits through Ukraine to plunge dramatically



The gas-transit contract between Kiev and Moscow expires in 2019. Gazprom said on Tuesday that the contract will not be extended under any circumstances. The company added that the gas transit may remain, but only if Ukraine provides the necessary conditions for it.

"Now the ball is on the Ukrainian side. It should justify the economic attractiveness and the possibility of transit through Ukraine,” said Gazprom Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee Aleksandr Medvedev.

Russia wants to significantly cut its gas transit through Ukraine and re-direct it through the extension of the existing Nord Stream pipeline from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Moscow says Kiev has proved itself an unreliable partner in gas transits over the years. Some of the gas to Europe could also come through the Turkish Stream pipeline, currently under construction.

When the two pipelines are completed, transit through Ukraine is expected to fall by more than 80 percent, according to Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller. He added that Gazprom does not intend to help neighboring countries restore their economies at its own expense.




Russia brings witnesses to the Hague who debunk "chemical attack allegations

RUSSIA BRINGS WITNESSES TO HAGUE TO DEBUNK DOUMA ‘CHEMICAL ATTACK’ ACCUSATIONS AGAINST SYRIAN GOVERNMENT

26 April, 2018



Moscow’s delegation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and witnesses of the supposed chemical attack in Syria’s Douma held a press briefing in Hague on April 26.
Following the April 7 incident in Douma, the US-led bloc accused Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians there. Russia and Syria reject these accusations. The US, the UK and France used the incident to justify their April 14 missile strike on Syria.

Head of the Russian delegation Alexander Shulgin said that Moscow views the Douma incident as a provocation. Shulgin marked that the only evidence had been a “sloppily staged” video shot by a pseudo-humanitarian organization, the White Helmets, and the key intend of the video was to “touch hearts”.
We can prove today that the White Helmets’ runner was a crudely staged product,” Shulgin said. “Consequently, the references our Western partners – we call them ‘partners’ – make to the runner as a piece of evidence of the chemical attack are simply null and void.”
Our news briefing today was aimed to show precisely this fact,” he said.

During the conference, the Russian delegation presented footage from the apartments were allegedly targeted with chemical weapons. According to the Russian General Ivanov, the cylinders remained undamaged, what “is highly unlikely if they were dropped from above”.
Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab, spoke at The Hague to describe the April 7 incident.
We were at the basement and we heard people shouting that we needed to go to a hospital. We went through a tunnel. At the hospital they started pouring cold water on me,” Hassan Diab told the press conference.

Hassan was among the “victims” filmed by the White Helmets group for their Douma chemical attack video. The boy and his family later spoke to the media and revealed that Hassan was hurried to the scene by some men claiming that a chemical attack had taken place. They started pouring cold water on the boy and others, filming their video.
According to Shulgin, six of the witnesses brought to The Hague have been interviewed by OPCW technical experts.
The others were ready too, but the experts are sticking to their own guidelines. They’ve picked six people, talked to them, and said they were ‘completely satisfied’ with their account and did not have any further questions,” he said adding that the allegations by “certain Western countries” ahead of the briefing that Russia and Syria were seeking to “hide” the witnesses from the OPCW experts did not hold water.


Ayatollah Khamenei: “Stand up against the bullying America and the rest of the world’s arrogant powers”

Iran’s Supreme Leader urges Muslims to stand up against the US

26 April, 2018


Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Muslims to “stand up against the bullying America and the rest of the world’s arrogant powers” at the 35th International Holy Quran Contest in Tehran on Thursday.

He also praised the achievements of the Muslims in this respect saying “We have grown stronger roots, to the surprise of those who wanted to eradicate the Islamic Republic. We grew stronger and more powerful and made more headway, to their surprise.”

Do learn the Holy Quran and act according to it and be bound by it for your own life, your personal life, and your social life and your governmental life,” advised the Iranian Supreme Leader.

Source: Ruptly



Russian Navy Unleashes Missiles Against ISIS

CAUTION: This story is UNCONFIRMED from other sources right now.

Russian Navy Unleashes Missiles Against ISIS and "Rebels" in Syria -- AMERICANS KILLED




26 April, 2018

Russian submarines in the Mediterranean Sea are currently launching ballistic missiles at ‘rebels’ in an area known as the Hama pocket, massive explosions reported.
This is a developing story, updates shortly.

UPDATE 5:15 PM EDT --


Russia DID NOT notify the US prior to launching these attacks and, according to several of my former colleagues in various governments, AMERICANS are among the dead!  It is not known at this time if the Americans are regular military or contractors.
According to a single intel source, the US is not reacting publicly to this (yet) because the government does not want the American people to know it's "Advisers" were involved with ISIS and were killed because they were actually in the presence of ISIS, helping them!

UPDATE 6:11 PM EDT --


The Russian attack CONTINUES at this hour . . .  The map below shows the area involved: 

UPDATE 8:09 PM EDT --


Additional sources now saying that at least one BRITISH and one ISRAELI were also killed inside a Rebel headquarters which was hit by Russian Missiles.
As above, I am not yet aware of whether these were regular military or contractors, but the Intel Source is very clear: "At least one Brit and one Israeli were killed."


Military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria becoming increasing likely

Mattis: Expect War Between Iran and Israel soon - starting in Syria



26 April, 2018

A military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasing likely, US Defense Secretary James Mattis warned on Thursday as his Israeli counterpart was visiting Washington to discuss the threat.
Secretary Mattis delivered his warning of yet another military conflict in the Middle East at a hearing in Congress. Asked if Israel and Iran were edging toward military confrontation, he said: “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where.”
"I think that it's very likely in Syria because Iran continues to do its proxy work there through Hezbollah.”
He accused Iran of not only expanding and strengthening its presence in Syria but also “bringing advanced weapons for Hezbollah through Syria”.
Israel, he said “will not wait to see those missiles in the air and we hope Iran would pull back”.
The Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who met US national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary Mattis on Thursday, also warned of a confrontation with Iran.
"Any site in which we see an Iranian attempt to achieve a military foothold in Syria will be struck. We won't let that happen, regardless of the price," he told the Arabic news website Elaph.
Israel said it carried out air strikes against Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria in February after one its F16 fighter jets was downed near the Syrian border.

From al-Masdar News

US going to expand fight in Syria – Mattis

26 April, 2018


US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has explained his country’s decision not to withdraw troops from Syria during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, referring to increased Daesh offensives in the region.

Right now we are not withdrawing [US troops from Syria],” Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We are continuing the fight, we are going to expand it and bring in more regional support.”

According to the top US defense official, the United States will expand its anti-Daesh operation with the help of regional states.

Amid Trump’s statements concerning the mulled pullout of US troops, Defense Secretary James Mattis has previously outlined the possibility of terrorist groups regrouping in remote positions in Syria, saying to the US president that the withdrawal would reverse the progress achieved so far.

On March 3, US President Donald Trump announced his plans to pull the country’s troops out from Syria in the near-term, which was met with a conflicting reaction from the president’s special envoy to the US-led coalition, Brett McGurk, as well as incoming US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford, as well as a number of other officials.

Following the strong reaction from the officials, Trump decided to keep troops in Syria. However, according to a representative of his administration, “he wasn’t thrilled about it, to say the least”.

The United States has maintained a military presence in Syria since 2014, leading a coalition of allies in the fight against Daesh, without a UN mandate or authorization from the Syrian government. Damascus has consistently called the US military presence in the country “illegal.”

Communication With Russia in Syria

Speaking about the communication line between Russian and US forces in Syria, Mattis noted that it has never been interrupted.

Right now in Syria, we have an open and never interrupted deconfliction communication line that has worked pretty well to make certain we do not run afoul of one another’s forces or one another’s operations,” Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The US and Russian military commanders set up deconfliction communication channels last year, aimed to avoid any accidents between their forces as both sides recaptured territory from Daesh along opposite sides of the Euphrates River. As part of these efforts, US and Russian forces maintain three telephone lines of communication — one for ground troops, another for air forces, and a third for senior commanders.

*Daesh, also known as ISIL/ISIS/IS, is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries

Sanctions Against Allies

The US Secretary of Defense went on by speaking about a national security waiver that would exempt certain US allies including Vietnam and India from secondary sanctions when they conduct arms trade with Russia.

There are nations in the world who are trying to turn away from formerly Russian-sourced weapons and systems. We only need to look at India, Vietnam and some others to recognize that eventually, we are going to parallelize ourselves. So what we ask for is the Senate and the House pass a national security waiver in the hand of the Secretary of State,” Mattis said.

Under the US Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, countries that conduct arms deals with Russia risk secondary sanctions. Some US allies including Vietnam and India have Russian-made weapons hardware that they want to modernize without risking sanction.