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The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials.

The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign.

Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen. Both states have become largely ungoverned areas in recent years.

The failure to target the training camps with U.S. and allied airstrikes is raising questions among some defense and intelligence officials about the commitment of President Obama and his senior aides to the current anti-IS strategy of degrading and ultimately destroying the terror group.

“If we know the location of these camps, and the president wants to destroy ISIS, why are the camps still functioning?” one official critical of the policy asked.

The camps are regarded by U.S. intelligence analysts as a key element in the terror group’s successes in holding and taking new territory. The main benefit of the training camps is that they are providing a continuous supply of new fighters.

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An additional worry of intelligence analysts is that some of the foreign fighters being trained in the camps will eventually return to their home countries in Europe and North America to carry out terror attacks.

more: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-not-targeting-islamic-state-training-camps/
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‘Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.’

Read more: The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know
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Inter-agency infighting can have huge effects on reaching and implementing tangible solutions.

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An investigation is underway into U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) after a civilian analyst from the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) accused them of distorting and reworking conclusions regarding their bombing campaign against ISIS.

The distorted analysis was prepared for government officials and even President Obama.

The investigation is reported by the New York Times as being an ‘unusual move’, beyond everyday intelligence disputes.

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DIA Headquarters. (Photo Credit: DIA)

Dissenting opinions are encouraged among intelligence agencies and must be acknowledged in reports, but specific rules state that information ‘must not be distorted’ by specific departmental agendas and ideas.

Officials with access to classified documents have said the campaign against ISIS is doing very little to weaken to the group. All it seems to be doing is putting a lot of money into the pockets of the Military Industrial Complex.

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Unified combatant commands. (Photo Credit: Lencer)

Saying one thing while doing another may as well be official policy at this point. Failing to weaken ISIS will only strengthen the case for a ground invasion, and then the ball will really be in CENTCOM’s court.

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Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.

The investigation began after at least one civilian Defense Intelligence Agency analyst told the authorities that he had evidence that officials at United States Central Command — the military headquarters overseeing the American bombing campaign and other efforts against the Islamic State — were improperly reworking the conclusions of intelligence assessments prepared for policy makers, including President Obama, the government officials said.

Fuller details of the claims were not available, including when the assessments were said to have been altered and who at Central Command, or Centcom, the analyst said was responsible. The officials, speaking only on the condition of anonymity about classified matters, said that the recently opened investigation focused on whether military officials had changed the conclusions of draft intelligence assessments during a review process and then passed them on…

Continue reading the full story on the New York Times

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Rupert Murdoch run media The Daily Telegraph, in Australia, has launched a major push for federal and state government to override local councils and fluoridate all water supplies.

This is despite the growing scientific evidence and public backlash against fluoridation.

Studies are showing that the sodium fluoride in the water supply is linked to a host of diseases including thyroid problemscalcification of arteriesskeletal fluorosislowered IQ (Harvard study), neurotoxic effects on consciousness and is actually not proven to prevent cavities at all.

Citizens in major Australian towns Cairns and Byron Bay have successfully campaigned to have fluoride removed from their water supply and are doing just fine.

http://www.tntreport.com/australian-media-water-fluoridation/

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‘No matter where you look in the world today, terrible things are happening like never before. Some of the school-killings are drug-induced. A lengthy list of drug-induced killings around the world exists from 1988 to 2011 can be seen at SSRI school killings/suicides. Media never talks about numerous killers known to be on prescribed psychotropic medicines under a doctor’s care. In countries like Japan students have used swords to kill other students.

Imagine what happens to a mechanic who intentionally leaves wheel nuts loose on a vehicle after installing new tires, knowing this can kill the occupants. When they are killed and perhaps others in nearby vehicles, investigators quickly figure this out and he can be charged with manslaughter.

Doctors however, are shielded from the law whenever they prescribe psychotropic drugs. Nothing happens to them if they create a killer. Drug companies factor in the cost of lawsuits down the road before a drug even goes to market, even with a drug which should never have been on the market in the first place. They only care about profits, not human life. Conclusion: Ordinary citizens have no right to intentionally take human life, but big corporations and government do.’

Read more: Why Manufactured FEAR Is Required

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As the financial markets plunge, many are desperately waiting to see if the Federal Reserve and Janet Yellen will decline to raise the Federal Funds Interest Rate from its current 0-0.25%. In light of the volatility shown by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other economic indicators, Wall Street yearns for more quantitative easing in the form of QE4.

Peter Schiff and Stefan Molyneux discuss the latest news in the United States and global economy, including: the Chinese currency devaluation, fall of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index, mountains of debt, the Dollar compared to the Euro, the plunge in the price of Oil, Bernie Sanders popularity, Gold, Jon Stewart formerly of The Daily Show, minimum wage absurdity, the hatred of the rich and the economic future of the United States.

Schiff Gold: http://schiffgold.com

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The CNBC bubble headed bimbos and brainless stock touting twits will be in ecstasy today as the ever predictable rebound is under way. The market will soar by over 500 points at the opening as the excuse of the day is China’s desperate interest rate cut to try and stem their downward spiraling economy and markets. The Wall Street captured boob tube brigade will tell their almost non-existent viewership that all is well. The terrifying plunge is in the past. The economy is great. Housing is strong. Stocks are now a bargain. It’s the best time to buy.

Now for some factoids. Six of the ten largest point gains in the history of the stock market occurred between September 2008 and March 2009. That’s right.

 

During one of the greatest market collapses in history, the market soared by 5% to 11% in one day, six times. Here are the data points:

2008-10-13: +936.42

2008-10-28: +889.35

2008-11-13: +552.59

2009-03-23: +497.48

2008-11-21: +494.13

2008-09-30: +485.21

Do you think these factoids will be shared with the public today on the stock bubble networks? Not a chance.

The mindset of the arrogant clueless investor is that by the end of today they will have recovered over 50% of their losses incurred in the last week. Even if they think the economy is headed into recession, they will hold on hoping they can recover 100% of their losses before selling. If they are really dumb and trained like a monkey to BTFD, they will buy some Apple, Netflix, Amazon and Tesla today. Buying the dip has worked for the last six years. It will surely work this time.

 

If you are a critical thinking awake individual who can see the wheels are coming off this debt dependent bus to nowhere, you would take the opportunity to sell into today’s dead cat bounce.

If you choose to believe the shills, shysters and hucksters paraded on the corporate MSM over the last two days, you will end up like millions of other muppets.

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2015/08/25/btfd/

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‘We are living in a (western) world dominated by neoliberal dictators, criminals and crooks. And many of us, impregnated with the human idiocy, as so well described by Andre Vltcheck (The West Spreads Intellectual Idiocy) are every day deeper and deeper immersed into fear – fear of action, fear of what’s next – fear of losing our comfort zone. The western propaganda machine paid for by the corporate and financial oligarchy through the presstitute media is constantly indoctrinating the little we have left of our free-thinking brains.

Fear is everywhere. People who are afraid can easily be manipulated. People who are afraid obey. The system needs people who don’t resist. Renegades are potential drone targets. The Big Constant that pervades our western world with ambitions to also infiltrate Asia – is terrorism. Man-made terrorism – or better – elite-made terrorism; George Orwell would have called it Big Brother-made terrorism; terrorism with a particular purpose: spreading fear and submission.’

Read more: ‘Breaking the Fear Factor’: Opposing War, Financial Fraud and State Terrorism and Dismantling Propaganda

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‘Get used to it. We live in an Orwellian landscape. When there is a really serious story that needs to be censored, it is. It gets little or no play. It’s buried.

And vaccines is one of those stories.

Here, from thevaccinereaction.org, is a shocker: “The French National Debate on Vaccines,” by Marco Caceres, August 19:

Between 2005 and 2010, the proportion of French people in favour or very in favour of vaccination dropped from 90% to 60% (2013 INPES Peretti-Watel health barometer). The percentage of French people between the ages of 18 and 75 who are anti-vaccination increased from 8.5% in 2005 to 38.2% in 2010. In 2005, 58% of doctors questioned the usefulness of vaccines administered to children while 31% of doctors were expressing doubts about vaccine safety. These figures must surely have increased since then.

France has punched a gaping hole in the fake consensus about vaccines.’

Read more: US Media Blackout: French Oppose Vaccines

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‘When Dr. Jack Wolfson, an Arizona cardiologist, spoke out recently regarding the potential dangers of vaccines in the wake of an artificial “measles” crisis at Disneyland last fall, he likely did not anticipate how aggressively he would be attacked by the Big Pharma vaccine-industrial complex.

As noted by NaturalNews editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, in a July 20 article, perhaps Wolfson should have seen the criticism coming. After all, Adams wrote, the vaccine pushers “routinely” accuse “anyone who questions the party line on vaccines as being a danger to society.”

Adams further observed, regarding Wolfson’s treatment:’

Read more: Modern-day ‘science’ demands absolute obedience and conformity to industry claims; all dissenters must be silenced and punished

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Why is Israel’s nuclear arsenal not mentioned in Iran deal debate?, McClatchy DC

Israel has as many as 100 nuclear warheads and systems to deliver them

But U.S. officials don’t mention them under a 1969 agreement

Iranian nukes would challenge Israel’s unique Middle East position

BY JONATHAN S. LANDAY jlanday@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON , 19 Aug 15, 

There’s one major issue that President Barack Obama, his supporters and his critics assiduously have avoided as they battle over the deal designed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons: Israel’s own nuclear arsenal.

An open secret for decades, the Israeli stockpile is estimated at some 80-100 warheads, though Israel refuses to confirm or deny its existence under a policy of deliberate ambiguity. The arsenal was developed as the ultimate guarantor of the Jewish state’s survival against threats from its hostile neighborhood.

Yet as the sides joust over the Iran deal’s impact on Israel’s security, Obama has been silent on the Israeli arsenal as a potential deterrent against Iranian cheating on the accord. Opponents, led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, haven’t touched the issue, either. And it hasn’t figured in the public hearings that Congress is holding as part of a 60-day review that will culminate in a Republican-led bid to kill the Iran accord next month.

To some experts, the fierce debate over whether the Iran deal endangers Israel or makes it safer will be incomplete and misleading as long as it skirts the Middle East’s only nuclear arms stockpile………http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article31470917.html

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Last year, when alternative economic analysts were warning that the commodities crush and oil crash just after the taper of QE3 were blaring signals for a downshift in all other financial indicators, the general response in the mainstream was that we were overreacting and paranoid and that the commodities jolt was temporary. Perhaps the fact needs repeating that it’s not paranoia if they are really out to get you.

Only a short time later, it is truly amazing how the rhetoric from the mainstream economic yes-men is changing. The blind analysts who were cheerleading for the nonexistent global recovery are now being carefully relegated to the janitor’s closet over at The New York Times, where Paul Krugman’s office should be. Media outlets are begrudgingly admitting to global instabilities like, for instance, a U.S. interest rate hike leading to a return to recession. (Special note to the mainstream media: Take away the fruitless manipulation of indicators through Fed stimulus, and we never left the recession.) They also are now forced to acknowledge that China’s market crash and yuan devaluation have far-reaching implications for global crisis, whereas a year ago the claim was that China’s problems would stay in China. Even China’s own media are now warning of the chain of fiscally interdependent economies and what the nation’s downturn means for everyone.

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/2674-economic-crisis-goes-mainstream-what-happens-next

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21st Century Wire says…

More than any other single event in American history, the attacks of September 11, 2001 have carved a special, albeit dark place in the nation psyche.

Many have asked: is the official narrative based more on myth, than fact?

“Revisiting 9/11 through the lens of television news…”

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http://www.smoking-mirrors.com/2015/08/the-obvious-plots-of-servants-of.html

I want to reflect back on the previous reflection in The Petri Dish. I know that not everyone is fond of my occasional commentary on the gender bending trend going on through this bankrupt culture and the thoroughly compromised educational system. Here is one glaring example of what I have been talking about but… more importantly, the area I have been concerned with. As I have been to great and sometimes unrewarding pains to communicate, my concern is not for whom others have sexual congress with in a mutually consenting manner. My concern is the political use to which this whole trend is being put.

When one studies the ends to which gender issues are being directed by the clinically insane among us, we see that there are no limits in sight.

On several occasions we have pointed out that the sexual force is THE FORCE in creation and we have pointed out that it operates at EVERY LEVEL. Here, in the words of Swami Vivekananda, we have an explanation of the meaning of this force, as it translates into angelic language or devolves into the blasphemies of demons.

Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda

There is a great deal of confusion in modern times about sexuality and the serpent. Some say the serpent is good and some say bad. I say the serpent is God at the high end and that being a force it can be applied on many levels and not all of them good by any stretch of definition. Fundies say that God is Jehovah. More intelligent and informed minds consider Jehovah to be a demonic entity and I concur in this. Religion has been hijacked by the dark side in this Kali Yuga and everything we get has been distorted beyond recognition or cleverly redefined as something it is not. There is a reason that certain religions have labeled the serpent as evil and at the level that they exercise it, I have to concur. It is not the case at every level. The snake in the grass can be raised up into the everlasting light.

Lord Buddha Vasuki snake Naga Serpent

There are a lot of perspectives on the Jehovah character.

As for the ones who are the primary agents of the perversion of religion, cultures and economies, all kinds of things have been said and by now- looking at the evidence of these times and who it is that is behind the twisting and morphing of contemporary culture, there can be no doubt that the Zio Con Tribe of bankers and Satanists are the engineers of disorder. When you are either too stupid or too much of a coward to recognize this, you are a worthy inheritor of your fate. Thankfully, awakening is coming. Unfortunately it is not coming to all in equal measure or at the same time.

In the drama of dream life there are those that are saved and those that are lost. One can go mad seeking to understand the subtleties of the why of it all. This is where a faith in the absolute comes in handy because one knows without knowing that all is as it should be, regardless of ones understanding of it. On the other hand, the dark side understands this principle and uses that understanding to its own ends by requiring a blind faith on the parts of those seduced into the religions controlled by them. This faith is in a creator that does not and never did exist.

They pervert the basic truths of existence and make what is evil seem good and what is good seem evil. This is what they have done with the serpent in their religious texts. This serpent is the force that moves in the human form and which in the fortunate and industrious, manifests as Godhead. When you make the serpent evil, you also set the groundwork for making sexual force evil and from this it is not a great difficulty to form a repressive culture and government ruled by edicts, customs and traditions that make it possible for those in charge to engage in all the things they forbid to everyone else. Those so favored by this dynamic are in no mind to oppose what has made them fortunate, so you get a general acquiescence across the board and seldom ever does anyone in a fortunate state speak out against their state and status. We live in a conspiracy of silence because they know what it will cost them if they speak out and they know that evidence of their crimes is in the hands of those they would speak out against them. You see, those running things make sure that they have each other sewn up.

Those running the joint and who are servants of the dark side, have been at their plots for some time. You shouldn’t be confused about what these people are up to and why they are up to it. These are the ones from whom all curses flow. What they did in other places and other times, they now seek to do in these places and these times. One of their own, since converted to another understanding, is relentlessly employed at exposing them.

This is why you see me writing about this subject, not because I give a tinker’s damn for who anyone sleeps with. It could be that some of these things offend the cosmic view on what is correct and what is not but I am not the one to pass judgment on any of it. Scripture has what it has to say and they are all pretty much in accord but scripture has been twisted out of shape to a degree that it cannot be depended on for everything. Obviously, a lot of scripture is clear, precise and inspired but when dealing with the sort of things that the Apostle Paul gave way too much of his time to, there’s a little too much hard and fixed. It seems like whenever religious sorts get into making the rules for right living, they over indulge in restrictions on forces and circumstance and human nature which they do not fully understand. We have no clear evidence of whether anything happened to Paul on the road to Damascus and all the stories to follow are just stories ALTHOUGH they may all be true and I am not saying here that it is more likely true or untrue. I, quite simply, do not know. I am only saying there are a lot of reasons for doubt given that history is mostly lies and that many of the lies, especially the religious ones, were composed by those same people who are so busy seeking to destroy western civilization with the cowed assistance of the inhabitants.

We know who the enemy is to some extent but our primary enemy is within and resonates with the enemy at large. If we cannot free ourselves within we will never be free without. We will never be free unless we are united with the inner light which provides an understanding of all we see and all we are and this is why we strive to be approved and a workman worthy of his hire, which is what that part of scripture that I hold to be true has to say.

These days, any criticism leveled at the way the servants of darkness do business puts one in danger of being labeled an agent of intolerance and discrimination. They have set up a tidy little scam where anyone who tells the truth puts themselves at risk. The truth is Anti-Semitic. Any sane and rational person knows what’s going on. Some even have the courage to speak it but… for the many, their fear of loss and censure is greater than their love of truth and so all integrity and honor are bled out of them by increments. The road to dishonor and corruption is build out of small lies and compromises that may not seem like much at all individually but they add up and worse… they lead to ever greater sins.

This is not an easy path that we walk but it is the only path I know of and the end result surely (in my mind) justifies the suffering that attends it.

Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha

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