FROM Ziad Fadel’s PEN: Joe Biden couldn’t find the State of Delaware on the map

This dunderhead is only a heartbeat away from the presidency.  He fancies himself an expert on the Middle East.  If the truth be told, he is an avid follower of the disgraced imbecile, Raymond Tanter.  Joe Biden couldn’t find the State of Delaware on the map.
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I am not joking, Biden really sees himself as some all-knowing guru in matters Near Eastern.  Besides following the down-curving career of dumbufski Near East “expert”, Raymond Tanter, he is also an aficionado of humiliated crypto-Kabalah-convert and Neo-Con darling, Joshua Landis, who continues to preach the self-same nonsense which brought him to this point in the history of the Syrian War, to wit:  complete befuddlement.

He can still be heard haranguing those feeble-minded sycophants in Arkansas or Oklahoma, or the vampires hanging from the nitred ceilings of Washington “stinktanks”:  “I’m married to an Alawite!  I’m Dr. Science.  I know more than you!”

Last week, Biden, decided he would bring his curious combination of panache and omniscience to Ankara in order to forge a stronger relationship with another Middle Easterner, the scabrous satrap,  Recep Tayyip Erdoghan.  Well, Erdoghan is miffed.  He, reportedly, viewed Biden’s trip as some kind of “damage control” after the attempted coup d’etat planned by the CIA flopped and the subsequent American refusal to extradite the one man the Erdoghani Turks think was behind the plot to begin with.

Biden, like any typical Ugly American, came with some really bad news for Erdoghan:  First, the U.S. will not turn over Fethullah Gulen, the moderate Islamist cleric who allegedly runs a shadow government in Turkey (from his lair in Pennsylvania) opposed to the present government.  In point of fact, Biden told all the Turks he met that Gulen was going nowhere to face any trial because the Turks have no solid evidence against him – they might against the CIA, but not against Gulen.  Moreover, still reeling from scenes from the movie “Midnight Express” (1978),  Biden was hesitant to send any American over to Asia Minor to face sodomy and bastinado in a Turk prison.  This really rankled the Turks.

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Image result for midnight express movieThis is the actor, Paul Smith, who played the malicious warden, Hamidou, at the prison where Billy Hayes (Brad Davis)was sexually molested and beaten about the soles of his feet.  This so called actor, a Zionist piece of Hungarian schkuda, is really a Jewish Zionist freak of nature who moved to the Zionist Apartheid State where he died under the name of Adam Eden in 2012. 

Secondly, and with even greater grimness, Biden told Erdoghan that he wanted the Kurds to advance to the Turk border so that, on the off-chance the Kurds of the PKK wanted to establish a new state along his borders in Syria, they could – with, of course, American help and blessing.  Well!  That really did it.  You see, Biden told Erdoghan that a Kurdish State, a concept akin to French pastries for diabetics, would be good for NATO since it would finally give Western powers the kind of bragging rights they needed in the face of continuous Russian successes both on the ground in Syria and in diplomatic circles.

The U.S. desperately needed something to distract historians from the inevitable conclusion that the White House ran a program so shoddy in the Middle East that Obama and his entourage, Biden included, should have been indicted by some court for negligence, obnoxiousness or outright support for terrorism.  Obama, whose entire affordable medical care regime, his claim to immortality, is being whittled away by successive court decisions and

Congressional malfeasance, now faces the ignominy of leaving office in February with nothing but a string of golf vacations and a wife who spent millions of tax payers’ dollars spanning the globe to model her normally tasteless frocks.

Biden could get nowhere with Erdoghan.  Biden, also, has other problems.  The Syrian Air Force had flown some sorties over Al-Hasaka in order to protect SAA troops and PDC militiamen after they were attacked by Asaayish, a paramilitary-police branch of the PKK known for gangsterism and turf warfare.  What caused a problem was the illegal presence of American Special Operations units (SEALs and SF) who were evidently threatened by the Syrian SU-24 bombers.

This led to a bizarre situation where the Pentagon contacted the Kremlin to complain about Syrian aircraft dropping ordnance on parts of northeastern Al-Hasaka and endangering American “advisors”.  American unctuousness was laid bare when they complained about Syrian jets flying in Syrian airspace!  One thing led to another, but,the SAAF flew out of the area only to return again the next day.  Supposedly fearful of bad press due to casualties, the U.S. pulled out its “advisors” and transported them to northern Jordan by helicopter.

The decision to implant American “advisors” with the Kurds is pure Biden.  Biden has the say today on American policy in the Middle East.   Obama has given up on trying to implement his liberal views during his presidency and has abdicated his destiny as Universal Love Child and Nobel Laureate of Peace.  It just cannot happen.  He has relegated the entire portfolio to others and has signed off.  His only red line is the creation of a new foreign conflict for the U.S. that would require a large number of boots on the ground.  Otherwise, Obama is just another screw in the Zionist Screw Factory.

The sole purpose of the American presence in Al-Hasaka, a normally halcyonic city with split Syrian/Kurd jurisdiction devoid of any ISIS infestations, is to get the Syrian government out and to push for the federalization of the country as a prelude to the creation of a Kurdish Republic obedient to the United States.  One of the serious problems facing Biden, besides his congenital inability to interpret history, is that the Kurds are mindful of the American track record in Iraq.  They are fully aware of American abandonment of both the Kurds and the Shi’is to Saddam’s vindictive tribalism.  If the Kurds throw in their lot with the Americans, what happens to them when the White House tells them “Sayonara”?  This is a pressing issue.

Another problem Biden is facing is that the PKK has its ideological roots in Marxism/Leninism similar to FARCImage result for FARC in Colombia.  He has to convince tough-skinned commies inside the PKK and the PYG (both considered terrorist groups by Ankara) that the past is just “water under the bridge” and that president Obama can be trusted to oversee their extermination in the event American forces are required to intervene.  Such is the American/Zionist way of thinking.

Image result for PKK in Syria leadershipFahmaan Hussayn, the military leader of the PKK, (a/k/a “Bahoz Erdal”) was killed on Friday, August 27, 2016, by a car bomb as he was heading to Al-Hasaka in northeastern Syria to calm his fighters down and to rebut American claims of Syrian complicity with Erdoghan.  His loss might mean an opportunity for the U.S. to penetrate the PKK and PYG.  The overall leader of the PKK, Jameel Baayik, is viewed as a Casper Milquetoast who might just collapse into the tentacles of Biden and his crew of Neo-Cons.

 

The fixation on creating a Kurdish state is not only pure Biden, it is also pure Zionist machination.   Remember what I wrote about Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari’s visit to the Detroit area before the American-Zionist State Department limited his travel to a radius of 10 miles from NYC, when he told his audience that Zionism needed to establish other racist and bigoted states based on religion or ethnicity in order to justify its own reason for existence as a Judenstaat or Jew State?

This plan to take the somewhat gullible and vulnerable Kurds and lead them straight into the heart of Jewish exclusivism is a deranged idealization whose source is nothing other  than the criminal minds of the Zionist Ghetto State in Tel Aviv.

Biden, who is committed to the belief that Zionists are really “hip” when it comes to their “own” region, is playing into the game like a true proselyte – a demented Evangelical with half a brain addicted to the vision of an angry Christ who shall return in a chariot of fire to save all those souls from their original sin as it was told in the Good Book or some American Bible Belt state.

Whatever the case may be, Biden now has to deal with a furious Erdoghan who rules, not by logic or dispassionate judgment, but, by his own vision of himself as Sultan of the Sublime Porte and Defender of the Faith over whom Allah hovers always to protect him from the malodorous infidel.

How to deal with Erdoghan when Biden knows that the very mention of a Kurdish rump state gives his Turkish ally a renal colic, or worse.  What to do to convince Erdoghan to set aside decades of hatred – the classification of the PKK as a terrorist organization – the duties inherent in the NATO charter – the successive humiliations by the EU snubbing his country and his party – relegating Turkey once again to the status of a “sick oriental man” – the murder of Turkish citizens on the Marmara by Zionist thugs……..why,  if Biden isn’t careful, it might seem Erdoghan is getting soft on Dr. Assad.

The U.S. is obsessed with stopping the natural gas pipeline from Iran, across Iraq, to Syria’s coastline.  I have written about this subject ad nausea.  The U.S. would also like to prevent Syria from exploiting  the vast natural gas reservoirs underneath the Mediterranean which will become a billion dollar asset for Gazprom which is already scratching its left palm while waiting for the mayhem to stop.

The only way to bring Syria under control is by breaking it into pieces, as Biden wanted to do with Iraq.  With a Kurdish state reaching from the Turk border down past Al-Hasaka, the projected dimensions of the state might go beyond the natural lines and extend across territory necessary for the pipeline.  With a Kurdish state, the U.S. can have its own military bases to enable the Kurds to protect themselves from the government in Damascus.  Look for the first country at the U.N. to recognize a new Kurdish republic.  It won’t be Nigeria.

But, the situation in Al-Hasaka is murky.  The Kurds rarely, if ever, pull the SAA’s or PDC’s chain in the city.  Why there was an eruption of violence can only be attributed to the desire of the Americans to foment conflict.  It must be that the U.S. special forces were tasked with triggering some event that would roil the otherwise placid waters.

That event, as I was informed, was a decision by the Asaayish to confront a unit of PDC volunteers over their control of an intersection.  That resulted in the PDC contacting the SAA and receiving orders not to give up one inch.  When that happened, the Asaayish opened fire on the Syrian militiamen resulting in several casualties and an exacerbation of the agreement for coexistence.   PYG members were called to arms as the Americans began putting out an unfounded rumor that the Syrian Army and Air Force were planning to coordinate their actions with the Turkish and Russian armed forces in Al-Hasaka.

This was actually believed by the Kurds who view Dr. Assad as a Machiavellian leader willing to strike any kind of deal, even with the Turkish devil.   But, the fact that the SAAF did conduct several sorties in defense of the SAA and PDC only confirmed what the Americans were trying to disseminate. Fahmaan Hussayn, the top military commander of the PKK in Syria rushed to Al-Hasaka on Friday, but, was killed suspiciously by an IED planted by someone working, ostensibly, for the United States.

The Americans did not want Hussayn to arrive and scupper their plans.  What happened instead, was the PKK leadership, under intense pressure by the Turkish military at Manbij and Jaraabulus, which is supported by the United States Air Force (of all things), taking the decision not to continue cooperating with the U.S. in Al-Hasaka.  That is the real reason why the Americans left the city.  It wasn’t the aircraft.  It was rational thought that killed the beast.

Biden continues to play stupid, a role for which he is eminently qualified.  That he actually gave the order to support Turk ground troops while playing buddy-buddy with the Kurds only brought into detailed relief the complete breakdown of American foreign policy and its relegation into the hands of trolls.  As of today, Al-Hasaka is tense, but is regressing back to its original atmosphere of cooperation and tolerance.  How this will play out in the future is anyone’s guess.   I predict the Americans will continue to push the Kurd button.  Ziad

Ziad Fadel

Attorney for 35 years and Supreme Court Certified Interpreter for Arabic/English Diploma with Honors from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 1968; B.A. University of Michigan in Ann Arbor 1968-1972; M.A. University of Michigan Dept. of Near Eastern Studies 1972-1974; Ph.D. Cand. Univ. of Michigan 1972-1977;

Then went to law school. Credits: HZiad Fadelarvard University for classes in Islamic Philosophy; Fellowships from University of Pennsylvania 1976; 2 from Univ. of Michigan. Read English, Arabic, German, French, Farsi, some Hebrew. Studied Ancient Greek and Latin before grad school. Michigan Supreme Court Certified Interpreter/Translator for Arabic and English

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Russia Update: Now Mobilization of 300,000 Troops

“On Monday, August 29, we reported that Russia had mobilized Reserve Army Troops for the first time since the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. Today, Tuesday August 30, we have found that the total mobilization is actually 80 mobilization brigades. About 10 tank brigades, 30 motor rifle brigades, 20 artillery and 20 other support brigades. So about 300,000 men. Our original story appears HERE.
Image result for Mobilization russiaSuperStation95 has reached out to our contacts in the Pentagon, The Intelligence Community and the State Department and the answers we’re getting are very serious.
According to the Pentagon, there has never been a mobilization like this in Russia before. The shear size of it is described by seasoned Pentagon officials as “staggering!” According to two separate sources in the Intelligence Community, various intel sources indicate the Russians intend to take action- but they are not certain if that action will be in Ukraine, Syria or… Turkey. The fear is that the size of this mobilization may mean “all of the above.”
Our source in the Pentagon put it this way: “Russia has also mobilized divisions of the National Guard, and the NAF is mobilizing its reserves to go from 35,000 men to 95,000. Russia has assured this will be a coalition war by sending its CSTO allies to the Belarussian-Polish border. So that includes units from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. When you count it all up, Russia and allies now have something like half a million men on alert opposite Ukraine, the Baltics and Poland. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Let’s recap a little as to how things got so bad. In Ukraine, the lawfully and democratically elected President, Yanukovich, was overthrown after tens of thousands of Ukraine citizens protested- often violently- for months. It turned out that it was the United States and its NATO allies who bankrolled the protesters, to the tune of five Billion dollars! This was proven when Russian intelligence tapped a phone call between Deputy Secretary of State Gloria Nuland and her staff in the US State Department.  Recordings of that conversation were made public by Russia and contained the infamous comment by Nuland “F**k Europe.”
The reason the US and NATO bankrolled the overthrow of the Ukrainian government was due to the fact that Yanukovich was aligned with Moscow. The US and NATO wanted Ukraine to be more aligned with the West, but Yanukovich wouldn’t budge. So the US and NATO bankrolled protests and ultimately, Yanukovich had to flee for his life into Russia. That allowed the US and NATO to set up a puppet government in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, which is now favorable to the west.
When the former Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, Russia sought- and was given- a guarantee by the US: NATO would “not move even one inch east” toward Russia. Image result for Soviet UnionThat promise, by then Secretary of State James Baker, turned out to be totally false. In a short time span, the former Soviet states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania applied for membership in NATO and it was granted. Next came Poland and Romania. Granted.
Left in all this change was Ukraine, until the west moved to overthrow that government. This overthrow was intolerable by the Russians.  For years, Moscow watched as NATO not only moved one-inch further east, but made giant leaps and was now positioning troops and armor along Russia’s western Border. When the Ukraine government was overthrown, Russia took action.
They began by moving about twenty thousand troops to their Black Sea Naval Fleet base in southern Ukraine; a peninsula called Crimea.
Within days, those troops moved out into Crimea and annexed the peninsula. They claimed that Crimea was once part of Russia- it was- but was given to Ukraine by Khrushchev. They also claimed that ethnic Russians inside Crimea were being discriminated against by Kiev and they wanted to return to being part of Russia. A Referendum was held and more than 80% of the voters in Crimea voted to return to Russia.
The US and NATO countries claimed the referendum was fraught with fraud and will not recognize the movement of Crimea back into Russia. The US and NATO imposed economic sanctions upon Russia until Crimea is given back to Ukraine. Russia has made clear, Crimea is now a permanent part of Russia and it is not going anywhere.
After Crimea was annexed, Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, near Donbas and Luhansk, reported they were being “ethnically cleansed” by the Kiev government. Image result for CrimeaThey called to Russia for help.  Shortly thereafter, “little green men” in brand new, unmarked army uniforms, armed with state of the art weapons systems including tanks, missile launchers and the like, began appearing in eastern Ukraine and forcing the Ukraine authorities out. Thus began a proxy war in eastern Ukraine between Russia and Ukraine/US/NATO. But the US and NATO have to move cautiously because Ukraine is NOT a member of NATO.
The Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine have made great strides and fighting in that part of Ukraine tends to be fierce. The fighting has now gone on for a couple years, and given developments around the world, it appears that this fight will be brought to a violent conclusion by a massive Russian invasion.
Intel analysts believe the invasion will take place in September, after the G-20 Summit in China. They also know that the Russians can move with so much power, so many troops and so much armor, that Ukraine would fall within days, with NATO utterly powerless to do anything about it.
In the interim, Syria has been faced with US (and NATO) backed “rebels” trying to overthrow its democratically elected President, Bashar Hafez al-Assad. Image result for Bashar AssadThe trouble began with a memo written by then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who wrote that Assad needed to be overthrown “to help Israel.” In fact, it was Assad’s refusal to allow a gas pipeline from Qatar to traverse Syria to supply Europe with natural gas, that actually caused the trouble.
Syria is- and has always been- an ally of Russia. Europe does not like being so dependent upon Russian gas supplies, so the Arabs in Qatar agreed to run a huge gas pipeline from Qatar through several countries, including Syria, then on to Europe. But Assad in Syria knew this would harm Russia, so he refused the pipeline. That’s when a whole slew of  “Friends of Syria” started calling Assad a “brutal dictator” and also began arming “rebels” to overthrow him.
When things got bad for Syria, Assad pleaded with Russia for military assistance, and Russia agreed. The Russians made incredible strikes throughout Syria, clobbering both ISIS Terrorists and US-Backed Rebels. This did not sit well with US and NATO ally, Turkey, which was caught accepting stolen oil from ISIS, and supplying ISIS with weapons to overthrow Assad! So Turkey asked Russia to stop attacking the rebels and Russia refused. Turkey then shot down a Russian Fighter jet. Big mistake.
Turkey then made moves to get back into the good graces of Russia, which lead to an alleged military coup attempt to overthrow Turkish President Erdogan. Image result for ErdoganThe Turkish president was quick to blame the United States for the attempted Coup and relations between the US and Turkey got so bad, so fast, that the US had to remove its 50-80 nuclear weapons from Turkey’s Incirlik air base because the US no longer trusts Turkey.
Throughout these affairs, Turkey has pushed to introduce its ground troops into Syria under the guise of “fighting ISIS.” But since everyone now knows that ISIS is pals with Turkey, and that Turkey supports ISIS, it is clear to everyone who pays attention, that Turkey’s real goal is to assist ISIS and overthrow Bashar Assad of Syria to get the Qatar pipeline built.
Prior to Turkey sending in its troops, both the Syrian and Russian governments announced to the entire world “If any foreign troops enter Syria without the permission of the Syrian government, those troops will be attacked.” Turkey has now flatly ignored that warning and sent troops and tanks into northern Syria.
According to a source in the US State Department, negotiations between the US and Russia for resolution of “the Syria problem” have failed. With no Diplomatic solution in sight, the State Department is terrified that Russia is going to settle the Syria problem by force by attacking and destroying the remaining Rebels (and ISIS) and by totally smashing the Turksh Army units inside Syria.
Turkey is a member of NATO and would likely try to invoke the NATO defense Treaty if their troops were attacked. But Turkey won’t be able to invoke that Treaty because Turkish troops illegally entered Syria! So it look as though Turkey is going to be left swinging in the breeze by NATO Image result for nato armyas Russia comes in and stomps them out of Syria. In order for Russia to accomplish operations in both Ukraine and Syria, they would need about two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand men. Exactly the numbers they have just mobilized.
See where this is going? World War 3. After the G-20 Meeting in China. The 11th G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang on September 4 and 5. Watch for it.
Suprised? The US mass-media is the ONLY mass-media worldwide which is NOT covering all these developments. Everyone else around the world knows things are coming to a fight; it’s just folks in the USA being kept ignorant. Must be the Obama “transparency” at work.”

A Green Beret’s Guide to Improvised Home Defense Strategies

Guys and Gals, this article is going to explain some methods to help you better defend your property.  These are some simple and inexpensive methods that are not subject to power loss from an EMP or station failure.  They are simple to employ as well as remember, and they can be tailored to meet the needs of your property.

sniperObviously if you live in a high-rise apartment building or a multi-family structure, your methods are going to differ, and that will be addressed in Part 2.

Sector Stakes

Now, firstly, what are a sector stakes?  The sector stakes are prepositioned markers for use as boundaries for the field of fire of your weapon.  They physically allow the firer to concentrate on his or her sector of fire without haphazard lateral movement. By utilizing one on your left and right, they establish left and right limits for you to employ your rifle or firearm.  These stakes are best used between multiple team-members.  The sector stakes are driven into the ground or firmly emplaced vertically, so as to allow the defender’s weapon to traverse (move laterally) back and forth and be bounded within the confines of his or her sector.  See Diagram A, “Sector Stakes” to get a picture of how it appears.

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The sectors are positional assignments for occupants to repel attackers.  The importance cannot be overstressed.  They give a firer an “area of responsibility” to cover, and anything in that sector should be known, marked on a diagram (called a sector sketch) and committed to memory.  See Diagram C, “Sample Sector Sketch” for an idea of what you’ll need to make.  There are items in that diagram that must be addressed, such as a large boulder or a shallow depression that can allow a bad guy (or bad gal) to not be hit by your fire…this is known as dead space.  Also of note are points of cover and/or concealment.  Cover is something that will partially or completely block you from enemy fire (shielding you).  Concealment is something that can hide you from the sight of an enemy.

Your sectors need to range to the end of your property, or out to about 500 feet, whichever is closer.  The sectors need to interlock, so as to create interlocking fields of fire, a condition that is met where the left and right limits of two adjacent firers intersect one another, and permit overlapping fire on an enemy.  See Diagram B, “Disposition of Sectors of Fire” to illustrate this concept.  Each sector stake must be measured with a compass to provide an azimuth for the entire straight-line length of the right or left limit.

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The reason for this is to also be able to establish those limits when it is nighttime or a period of low visibility, and also when the stakes have been removed (for emplacement later).

It is important for you and your team to walk the entire length of the property, and pace out the areas where obstacles that can provide dead space, cover, and concealment to the enemy are known, along with their exact distances.  It is also very important for you to be able to make laminated copies of these sector sketches, and using a grease pencil (dry erase are garbage) to note down your information of things found in your sector.  Identify each fighting position (FP) by number, not by the person’s name!  If you’re overrun, you don’t want your names going into someone else’s head or intel files.

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Knowing the distances and the azimuths to key points, such as a tool shed or a large rock that provides the enemy with cover will allow you to put fire in that area without complete visibility or with night vision equipment.  You can also place your traps or early warning devices in the sectors, but make sure you mark them on the sector sketch.  Black grease pencil is the color to use for permanent structures or obstacles.  Temporary measures (such as a flare or other removable expedient early warning device) can be marked with a red grease pencil.

Another key reason for these sketches is if for a reason such as changing a guard shift, or a shift between team members to one another’s fighting positions.  In this manner, you have a nice laminated diagram that gives them all of the information they need about the position.  The midline (middle of the sector) should also have its own azimuth and azimuth line.  Take note of the concentric circles.  This is to establish an increment (I used “feet” to make for ease of understanding in this example), and the sample sketch has each circle in 100’ increments.

If you’re going to defend a fixed position such as a house, you need to have sector sketches for each fighting position, bottom line.

Another thing that you can do is to employ paintball guns in practice with this, for periods of low light and low visibility.  This will give you a good idea of how well you know the sectors, as to where your paintballs mark the area.  Just because there is not an item within your sector does not mean you cannot fabricate one as well, such as a couple of crossed boards affixed to the ground midline to the sector out at 300’, and/or smaller stakes with small markers or tapes affixed to them.  These are pre-measured distances, and when you see a “zombie” staggering across your yard, when his feet are on the “X” it’ll help you to light him up.

For some further reading, get ahold of a Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks, or a Soldier’s Handbook for the basics we have outlined here.  Be prepared to deal in metric units.  This is a general overview to get you started.  On “Part 2” we’re going to go over how to take similar measures in an urban/heavily populated environment.  Until next time, keep up the good work, and remember: when bad guys are coming over, before your barbeque and fireworks display put down the Porterhouse steaks and go to your sector stakes!  JJ out!

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

http://readynutrition.com/

As Housing Crashes Gold Will Soar

The precious metals market is at the end of its typical mid-July to last August “breather.” This is the time of the year when the eastern hempisphere physical buyers are somewhat dormant.  Over the last several years, China’s emergence as the world’s largest gold importer has somewhat reduced the late summer seasonal sell-off.  But it’s the period of the year when it’s the easiest for the paper manipulators to push the price of gold lower.

Image result for SoarQuite frankly, gold is up 25% since mid-December and 10% since early June.  Notwithstanding the fact that, if left alone to trade freely, gold would go parabolic for at least $700-$1000, it’s been one of the best performing asset classes YTD and can use “technical breather.”  But India is starting to flex its muscle as it heads into its biggest seasonal gold buying period of the year from right around now to mid-December.

On the other hand, the housing market is getting ready to rollover. Its already crashing in some areas (Hampton, Aspen, Miami), as noted by Investment Research Dynamic’s Short Seller’s Journal two weeks ago.   The higher end of the price spectrum is loaded with inventory in most major MSAs  and inventories in the middle and upper-middle price segments are building quickly.   July was negative month for existing home sales and mortgage applications.   The only area homes were being “sold” was in the Government’s highly manipulated new home sales report.

The Shadow of Truth discusses gold and housing  and the direction in which each is headed in its late episode:

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Best Practices for Dealing with Wounds in a Survival Situation

Depending upon who you talk to, a severe wound or lasceration should always be sutured close.  Or should it?

When faced with an austere survival situation, the decision you make to close an open wound could spell the difference between proper healing and an infected mess.  Personally, I vote for proper healing but getting to the correct decision when under pressure may not be easy.

Help is on the way. 

Dealing with Wounds in a Survival Situation | Backdoor Survival

Dr. Joe Alton, known to those of us in the survival community as Dr. Bones, is launching the first of a series of exclusive articles for Backdoor Survival readers in this article, “To Close or Not to Close”.  This article began life as a question from a reader, making it particularly relevant.

To Close or Not to Close (A Wound)

By Joe Alton, MD

When a laceration occurs, our body’s natural armor is breached and bacteria, even species that are normal inhabitants of our skin, get a free ticket into the rest of our body. Microbes that are harmless outside the body could be life-threatening inside the body.

It only makes common sense that we want to close a cut (also known as a “laceration”) to speed healing and lock out infection. There is controversy, however, as to whether or not a wound should be closed. When and why would you choose to close a wound, and what method should you use?

A laceration may be closed either by sutures, tapes, staples or medical “superglues” such as Derma-Bond or even industrial “Super-Glue”. After rendering first aid, which includes controlling the bleeding, removing any debris, irrigation the wound, and applying antiseptic, you will have to make a decision.

What are you trying to accomplish by closing a wound? Your goals are simple. You close wounds to repair the defect in your body’s armor, to eliminate “dead space”, and to promote healing. A well-approximated wound also has less scarring.

It sounds as if all wounds should be closed. Unfortunately, closing a wound that should be left open can do a lot more harm than good, and could possibly put your patient’s life at risk. Take the case of a young woman injured some years ago in a “zip line” accident: She was taken to the local emergency room, where 22 staples were needed to close a large laceration. Unfortunately, the wound had dangerous bacteria in it, causing a serious infection which spread throughout her body. She eventually required multiple amputations.

We learn from this an important lesson: Namely, that the decision to close a wound is not automatic but involves several considerations. The most important consideration is whether you are dealing with a clean or a dirty wound.

Most wounds you will encounter in an off-grid setting will be dirty. If you try to close a dirty wound, such as a gunshot, you have sequestered bacteria, bits of clothing, and dirt into your body. Within a short period of time, the wound will become infected. An infected wound appears red, swollen, and hot. In extreme cases, an abscess may form, and pus will accumulate inside. The infection may spread to the bloodstream, a condition known as “septicemia”, and become life-threatening.

It may be difficult to fight the urge to close a wound. Leaving the wound open, however, will allow you to clean the inside frequently and directly observe the healing process. It also allows inflammatory fluid to drain out of the body. The scar isn’t as pretty, but it’s the safest option in most cases. In addition, if you’re truly in a long-term survival scenario, the suture material or staples you have aren’t going to be replaced. It’s important to know when closure is absolutely necessary and when it’s not.

Other considerations when deciding whether or not to close a wound are whether it is a simple laceration (straight thin cut on the skin) or whether it is an avulsion (areas of skin torn out or hanging flaps). If the edges of the skin are so far apart that they cannot be stitched together without undue pressure, the wound should be left open.

Another reason the wound should be left open if it has been open for more than 8 hours. Why? Even the air has bacteria, and there’s a good chance that they have already colonized the injury by that time.

Let’s say that you’re certain the wound is clean. It’s less than 8 hours old. Here are some other factors that would suggest that closure is appropriate:

• The laceration is long or deep. The exception would be a puncture wound from an animal bite. These bites are loaded with bacteria and should be kept open in austere settings.

• The wound is located over a joint. A moving part, such as the knee, will constantly stress a wound and prevent it from closing in by itself.

• The wound gapes open loosely, suggesting that it can be closed without undue pressure on the skin.

t’s important to realize that you will only have a limited supply of staples and sutures. Feel free to mix different closure methods like alternating sutures and steri-strips, or even adding duct tape when you’ve run out of medical supplies. You’d be surprised what qualifies as medical supplies when the chips are down.

If you are unsure, you can choose to wait 48 to 72 hours before closing a wound to make sure that no signs of infection develop. This is referred to as “delayed closure”. Some wounds can be partially closed, allowing a small open space to avoid the accumulation of inflammatory fluid.

Drains, consisting of thin lengths of latex, nitrile, or even gauze, might be placed into the wound for this purpose. “Penrose” drains are a version of these that are still used in some operating rooms. Drains have a tendency to leak, so place a dressing over the exposed area

Many injuries that require closure (and some that don’t) also should be treated with antibiotics in oral or topical form to decrease the chance of infection. Natural substances with antibiotic properties, such as garlic or raw, unprocessed honey, may be useful in survival scenarios.

More on antibiotic use in future articles.

Read  more from Joe and Amy Alton at their website at www.doomandbloom.net or in their book, The Survival Medicine Handbook.

The Final Word

I am over the moon thrilled that Joe has agreed to bring exclusive new content to Backdoor Survival readers.  You will begin to see his articles monthly, as I carry out my initiative to present survival and prepping information from some of the best and the most experienced minds available.

Last month I sent Joe and his wife, Nurse Amy, a long list of survival medicine related questions you have been asking.  As with his upcoming article on antibiotic use, you can bet that we will be getting to your requests a bit at a time.

Stay tuned, and, as always, keep your questions coming.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Quikclot Sport Brand Advanced Clotting Sponge: A must for any first aid or emergency kit, Quikclot Sport stops moderate to severe bleeding until further medical help is available.

CELOX First Aid Temporary Traumatic Wound Treatment, 10-Pack: These small packets of granules will stop bleeding within 30 seconds. To use, pour directly on a wound and apply pressure; it won’t sting or burn. Also safe for pets.  I like that the small packets are portable.

ProAdvantage Sterile Butterfly Closure Bandages:  I checked my first aid kit and only had a few of these.  This box of 100 is about $6.

Tincture of Benzoin: This is another one of those items I had never heard of.  Its purpose is to hold a bandage or dressing in place.

Betadine Antiseptic or Dynarex Povidone Iodine Prep Solution: Either can be used diluted as a disinfecting solution for wounds.  Also good for day to day cuts and scrapes.

Israeli Battle Dressing, 6-inch Compression Bandage: This is another inexpensive, yet critical item. Combat medics, trauma doctors, and emergency responders all recommend this Israeli Battle Dressing (IBD) for the treatment of gunshot wounds, puncture wounds, deep cuts, and other traumatic hemorrhagic injuries.

New-Skin Liquid Bandage, First Aid Liquid Antiseptic:  I have been using New Skin for years.  It is an antiseptic, invisible, flexible, and waterproof.  It works.

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Steve Quayle on The Hagmann and Hagmann Report 8/29/16

Steve Quayle & Tim Alberino on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report. Slowly and methodically, the masters of deception are preparing the public for a massive disclosure that will cause many to abandon their faith in God and succumb to a false religion based on discoveries confirmed by science and legitimized by religious leaders.

Image result for evil VaticanWe see it in the headlines of today, where the Vatican is playing a significant role in changing the perspective of people so they will accept a doctrine of deception. NASA is also front and center on this orchestrated deception. World leaders and globalists, facilitated by the media are pushing a false and corrupt narrative.

Steve Quayle has been at the forefront in this war that has been raging to keep the truth hidden from the public. History and historical artifacts holds many clues that will serve to reveal not just our history, but elements of the coming deception.

Join Steve Quayle and Timothy Alberino on the Hagmann & Hagmann Report tonight as they go beyond True Legends, the Unholy See with current headlines that will expose the machinations of the globalists. You will be surprised how far they advanced their agenda of deception within the last few months alone.

We are being set-up for a grand deception that is intent on changing all of mankind, our history, and our future -if they can.

Source:

The Official Hagmann & Hagmann Report

“Face On The Floor Or You Will Be Shot!”

I have had multiple warning dreams revealing evil schemes in our nation. Usually, I am in a group or audience while something evil is happening on stage. Guards are all around to keep us in our seats, but in all of my dreams I get up and leave anyway, which leads to resistance and fighting. There is always victory though because I am armed with the name and the blood of Jesus!

Image result for gunpoint special opsIn one of my dreams, the setting was some kind of small auditorium, like a school cafeteria that doubles as an auditorium. I was part of a small group of people, probably thirty or so, who were all being seated in the audience with all of us facing the front. I did not recognize most of them, but I knew we were somehow related, as in we were co-workers at this ‘facility’. However, I knew the people seated next to me in real life because I had worked with them in various ministries.

Once we were all seated, a bunch of guards in military clothing and heavy weapons came down a ramp on the right side into the room. In the midst of these guards was Obama. They all went to the very back of the room and the guards spread out throughout the back and sides of the room. It was made very clear that we were to stay in our seats and watch the show.

All at once, various evil activities took place up front on the stage. I’ll leave out the details, but it was something to make the LGBT folks quite happy.

I was very disturbed and I started looking around at all the other people in the seats. I noticed they were like in a daze: a glassy-eyed stare, with no life in their faces, like zombies. I was getting more and more disturbed and perturbed until I turned to my friends sitting beside me and said, “Are you just going to sit here and watch this filth?”

I never got a reply from any of them. I then jumped up from my seat and shouted, “No, I’m not going to sit here and watch this filth!”

I immediately heard, as through a loudspeaker, a booming, authoritative voice from the back of the room, commanding me, “Sit down or you will be shot!”

I said, “Go ahead, do your worst!”

I walked in front of the others to get out of the row where I was seated. I then walked quickly up to the front of the auditorium, as the only unguarded exit in the room was up front, behind the stage area. Then I heard another command, “Get back in your seat!”

I ignored it and kept walking. I went through the exit door and entered an area of the building I had never been in before and didn’t even know it was there. It was a hallway, analogous to a school or hospital hallway with rooms on each side and heavy, metal doors with small windows in them with wire inside the glass.

I saw a room with a nuclear caution sign on the door and as I passed I saw people inside wearing radiation suits and gloves. They were handling some kind of substance. Then I saw a room with various warning signs on the door, and I knew that room had dangerous chemicals inside. I saw someone in a protective suit, spraying a white misty spray and I knew it was some kind of very bad, or deadly, chemical spray.

As I progressed down the hallway, I saw some other rooms with other dangerous items in them, including animals and nephilim-like-giants. I somehow knew these were all weapons of various kinds, which were being prepared to unleash on people.

At the end of the hallway, I went through another door, and found myself in a big, open area with lots of glass windows and skylights. Almost immediately, I was met by a group of soldiers in various military uniforms that I didn’t recognize. I noticed all of them were foreigners, mostly Asian. They all pointed their weapons at me and told me, “You will be shot because you don’t belong here!”

But I pointed my finger at them and said, “Go ahead, pull your triggers. If God allows it, then I will die. If God doesn’t allow it, then your guns won’t work. Try your best, but know that my God is in charge and holds the ultimate authority.”

That was the end of my dream.

I have also seen foreign military troops in other dreams and in each case they have attempted to intimidate me, but I have pointed my finger at them and taken authority in the Name of Jesus. Then they either leave, fall to the ground, or become paralyzed!

What I believe God was saying to me in this dream is multi-faceted.

1. Many people, even Christians with whom we minister and associate, are under some kind of spell of the enemy. God expects us to follow Him, period. Whether or not anyone else follows, God’s call is the same to each of us. In Matthew 4:19 Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

2. God is the source of all we need to walk in obedience with Him. 2 Peter 1:3-4 states, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

3. There are plans, schemes, devices and preparations in the works, right now, to bring chaos, havoc and destruction to this world. There was no time frame given to me in the dream, other than the fact that my associates and friends were with me and they all looked just like they do now.

4. The time is NOW to prepare ourselves spiritually so that, when we are facing the horrible evil acts of the enemy, and being oppressed by the enemy’s systems, we won’t waiver, but instead we will rise up in the Spirit and do what needs to be done! Stand for God. Stand for Jesus, the Truth! In Ephesians 6:10-18, the passage about the armor that God has given to us, the word “stand” (in the KJV) is listed 4 times!! God gave me a message on April 24, 2014 in response to my question of “is something coming soon?”. He led me to Revelations 14:6-7 and then told me, “Fear God, repent and prepare!

I believe we are now in the ‘prepare’ phase. God is preparing us to be His Spotless Bride, washed white in the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ (from a message He gave me on 12/9/15).

May we draw ever closer into Him, following God’s admonition to us in Hebrews 12:1-2, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

For more than 10 years they have kept the lid on this…
But now this independent documentary reveals the dark conspiracy that may wipe out 281 Million Americans in the next 6 months. Its director was the only one brave enough to expose this…While mainstream media is too busy with Kim Kardashian to show you the real news…

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Chinese Air Force to Join Anti-Terrorism Operations in Syria

China joining the conflict may be a game changer.

Media sources disclosed that a Chinese military delegation in a visit to Damascus explored avenues for the dispatch of a number of warplanes to Syria to intensify war on terrorism in the Middle-Eastern country.

“In a surprising visit, a Chinese military delegation conferred with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij over engagement of Chinese fighter jets in bombardments of terrorist groups’ positions in Syria, mainly in Aleppo,” Debka file quoted a military analyst as saying.

Image result for modern chinese military weapons“Chinese jets may launch bombing of positions of Jeish al-Islami al-Turkistani with over 3,000 Uighur fighter,” the analyst quoted senior spy officers of the US intelligence as saying.

Earlier this month, Beijing and Damascus agreed that the Chinese military to provide humanitarian aid to Syria, a high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors was also been discussed.

Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus for talks with al-Freij.

During the negotiation, Guan noted China’s consistent diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, adding that Beijing is now seeking closer military ties with Damascus.

“The Chinese and Syrian militaries traditionally have a friendly relationship, and the Chinese military is willing to keep strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the Syrian military,” he said.

Image result for abu bakr al-baghdadi john mccainGuan and al-Freij discussed the enhancement of training and “reached a consensus” on the Chinese military providing humanitarian aid to Syria. Guam also met with a Russian general during his visit to the Syrian capital.

Despite being a permanent UN Security Council member and relying on the Middle East for oil, China was previously reluctant to become involved in the Syrian conflict.

Beijing preferred to concentrate on domestic affairs and the territorial dispute with its neighbors in the South China Sea.

Image result for chinese military special forcesIt praised Moscow’s anti-terrorism efforts in Syria as Russia staged a bombing campaign there in September 2015 to March 2016. Russia still has some of its forces in the country to provide humanitarian and military assistance to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Last year, there were reports that China was sending dozens of military advisers to Syria to help the country fight terrorists.

TRILLIONAIRE ROTHSCHILD WARNS HIS OWN CENTRAL BANKING SYSTEM IS FAILING AND BUYS GOLD

We have been highlighting the wave of billionaires who are all getting out of the stock market this summer and buying gold.  Well, now it’s a trillionaire…

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Of course, he’s not “officially” on top in the “most wealthy” lists… but that is because the Rothschilds have been experts in hiding their wealth for centuries.

When Jacob’s great-great-great-great grandfather, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, died in 1812, his will explicitly stated that no public inventory of his estate was to be published and that no legal action was to be taken with regard to the value of the inheritance. It’s also been suggested that the Rothschilds use private, unrecorded, limited partnerships to accumulate wealth (you know, like all the ones in the Panama Papers).

By the end of the 19th century it was estimated that the Rothschild family controlled half the wealth of the world. No one can prove it of course, but it seems likely. You can see their fingerprints on many current events. In fact, their family has likely caused and financed both sides of nearly every war since and control virtually every central bank (to see a full list of all their crimes against humanity click here).

And so, when Jacob Rothschild says that he is buying gold because the central banks are out of control, you have to laugh.  He and his family have been in control of the world’s central banks for centuries.

But he has said it nonetheless.  In his semi-annual address to shareholders of RIT Capital Partners, Jacob Rothschild, announced that they are reducing stock market and currency exposure and increasing their gold holdings and warns that the world is now in “uncharted waters” and that the consequences are “impossible” to predict.

He stated:

The six months under review have seen central bankers continuing what is surely the greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the world.

We are therefore in uncharted waters and it is impossible to predict the unintended consequences of very low interest rates, with some 30% of global government debt at negative yields, combined with quantitative easing on a massive scale.”

It’s not impossible to predict. There’s going to be a gigantic crash.

That’s what Rothschild is telling us and what our analysis of Shemitah and now Jubilee 2016 reveal to us.  Financial disasters track these timelines and Rothschild knows all about it. He’s the best man to predict what is going to happen because he and other globalist elites have created the timeline of catastrophe that we regularly analyze and predict.

And he’s being clear that this timeline of catastrophe is moving ahead. For observers like us – and you – he is stating the obvious. And others are making it clear as well. With just a month-and-a-half until the end of the Jubilee Year, very connected billionaires are warning that things are going  horribly wrong.

It’s no coincidence. George Soros began to move heavily into gold a few months ago and so did his buddy Crispin Odey. And now Jacob Rothschild himself is moving into gold… We are certain they already own tremendous sums of it… but he is buying even more now in the final days of Jubilee 2016.

Rothschild and the others want us to believe they are concerned about this state of affairs. He’s pretending he’s making his move because he is worried.

He’s not worried. He KNOWS what is going to happen. He helped plan it.

They are acting concerned.  But, it’s just an act.

Rothschild, for instance, points out that despite central bank money printing boosting stock markets, this growth is detached from the real economy. In fact, he’s basically warning that years of overprinting and 0% interest rates have destroyed economies around the world.

This isn’t just speculation on our part. It’s not hypothetical. Globalist financial elites, and even now the super elites, are rushing into gold. They have the wherewithal to do it but unfortunately others do not.   It is estimated that 0.5% of the average American’s portfolio has exposure to precious metals.  And, that, is probably all they’ll have left once Rothschild prepares to destroy the system he created in order to buy up everything at pennies on the dollar, like they did in 1929.

If you haven’t begun to get a significant portion of your assets outside of the financial system (the banks, fiat currencies and the overall stock market excluding gold stocks), you’re preparing to play the victim. When Rothschild announces his own central banking system is in “uncharted waters” in the “greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the world,” and moves into gold… you should be right behind him (or right in front of him as we have been the last few years).

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We’ve written the e-book “Getting Your Gold Out Of Dodge” (available for $44.95 – or included with a subscription to TDV) to help you easily invest in precious metals and internationalize them for protection without leaving the comfort of your own home.

And we also have a private group for subscribers across the world who have already taken steps to protect themselves and are more than happy to help you. And, our Premium newsletter’s subscriber portfolio is up 200% in the last year as we have predicted nearly everything that has been happening and is ongoing.

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We are now getting very close to a massive event.  Most of the biggest globalist elites are not only warning about it but moving into precious metals and mining stocks… and out of the overall stock markets.

Even just a few months ago, the bond manager of what was once the world’s biggest bond fund had a dire prediction about what was going to happen:

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It’s never been clearer… nor have you ever received more warning. Yet most people are not acting. Many are not even aware how close to the edge we are dancing.

Submitted by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:

Study Finds Link Between Water Fluoridation And Diabetes

A recent mathematical model study has found a potential link between water fluoridation and type 2 diabetes.

A study from Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine used mathematical modeling to discover a connection between water fluoridation and a rise in diabetes in the United States between 2005 and 2010. The study, Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted incidence and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010, was published in the Journal of Water and Health in late May. tap-791172_960_720The study investigated the hypothesis that added water fluoridation has contributed to diabetes incidence and prevalence in the United States.  Kyle Fluegge, author of the paper, concluded that “community water fluoridation is associated with epidemiological outcomes for diabetes.”

Medical Daily reported on the study:

The recent study reveals that fluoridation with sodium fluoride could be a contributing factor to the prevalence of diabetes in the United States, as the chemical is a known preservative of blood glucose. Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic in the country with incidence rates quadrupling in the past 32 years. In the study, the sole author of the paper, Kyle Fluegge, used mathematical models to analyze publicly available data on fluoride water levels and diabetes incidence.

‘The models look at the outcomes of [diabetes] incidence and prevalence being predicted by both natural and added fluoride,’ said Fluegge, who performed the study as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

When examining diabetes rates across 22 states, the study found a one milligram increase in average county fluoride levels predicted a 0.17 percent increase in age-adjusted diabetes prevalence. The study suggests that adding fluoride additives to water was “significantly associated with increases in diabetes between 2005 and 2010.” Interestingly, the link to diabetes was different depending on the type of fluoride additive used. The substances known by the name fluoride which are added to municipal water supplies are actually a combination of unpurified by-products of phosphate mining, namely hydrofluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate, and sodium fluoride.

When sodium fluoride and sodium fluorosilicate were used the increase in diabetes was observed. However,  fluorosilicic acid was associated with decreases in diabetes. Counties that do not add fluoride products, but instead rely only on naturally occurring calcium fluoride also maintained lower diabetes rates. Fluegge observed the positive link when he adjusted fluoride exposure levels to account for an estimated amount of tap water consumption per individual.

“The models present an interesting conclusion that the association of water fluoridation to diabetes outcomes depends on the adjusted per capita consumption of tap water,” Fluegge said. “Only using the concentration [of added fluoride] does not produce a similarly robust, consistent association.” This was the reason why Fluegge adjusted his calculations to incorporate tap water consumption rather than choosing the calculations that relied on “parts per million” measurements of fluoride in the water.

Fluegge says he does not believe the study should change water fluoridation policies just yet, but that this should be a wake-up call for more research on the association between water fluoridation and diabetes. “This is an ecological study. This means it is not appropriate to apply these findings directly to individuals,” stated Fluegge. “These are population-level associations being made in the context of an exploratory inquiry. And water is not the only direct source of fluoride; there are many other food sources produced with fluoridated water.”

Fluegge is correct that the average person comes into contact with fluoride products through showers, canned goods, pesticides, processed foods, and fluoridated toothpaste. In the United States, the process of purposefully lacing water with fluoride additives began in the 1940s. Every year thousands of tons of fluorosilicic acid is recovered from phosphoric acid plants and then used for water fluoridation. During this process the fluoride ion is created.

This process of taking waste from the phosphate industry and putting it into drinking water has long been criticized for its effects on human health, and that of the environment. It is well known that water fluoridation has led to dental fluorosis for millions of children. This discoloring of the teeth was called “cosmetically objectionable” by the Centers for Disease Control. Beyond the cosmetic effect, there have been a number of studies indicating health issues ranging from arthritis, brain problems, reduced thyroid or overactive  thyroid, kidney problems and bone cancers.

While proponents of water fluoridation have long pointed to an apparent drop in tooth decay in fluoridated nations as proof of its validity, those claims have been proven wrong by the World Health Organization. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated the fluoride in the water is directly related to better teeth quality; however, the WHO released its own study showing that tooth decay rates have dropped in all Western nations, whether fluoridated or not.

In 2015, Truth In Media reported that the Cochrane Collaboration, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, and patients, reviewed the most comprehensive, well-designed and reliable papers on fluoride, before analyzing and publishing their conclusion.

According to Newsweek:

The review identified only three studies since 1975—of sufficient quality to be included—that addressed the effectiveness of fluoridation in the population at large. These papers determined that fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree, says study co-author Anne-Marie Glenny, a health science researcher at Manchester University in the United Kingdom.

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The scientists also found “insufficient evidence” that fluoridation reduces tooth decay in adults (children excluded). “From the review, we’re unable to determine whether water fluoridation has an impact on caries levels in adults,” Glenny says.

Trevor Sheldon, dean of the Hull York Medical School in the United Kingdom, conducted a review of water fluoridation in 2000. Sheldon concluded that the process is not effective. “I had assumed because of everything I’d heard that water fluoridation reduces cavities but I was completely amazed by the lack of evidence,” he told Newsweek. “My prior view was completely reversed.”

Sheldon points out that some studies have actually shown that when water fluoridation was ceased, cavities went down a small percentage among schoolchildren.  This includes a 2001 study of two British Columbia communities that was included in the Cochrane review.

The Cochrane team also found that most studies confirming the effectiveness of fluoridation were completed prior to the widespread use of dental products such as mouth rinses and toothpastes. The study did find evidence that fluoridation was linked to a 26 percent decrease in cavities. However, this study was also done before the growth of modern dentistry. The researchers write, “We have limited confidence in the size of this effect due to the high risk of bias within the studies and the lack of contemporary evidence.”

In early June 2015, the Health Research Board (HRB) also released an in-depth review of the effects of water fluoridation. The review was conducted at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health. After examining all internationally peer-reviewed papers on the topic of fluoride and health effects from 2006 to 2014, the HRB “found no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation is associated with positive or negative systemic health effects.”

In February 2015, Anti Media reported on a study published in the BMJ’s Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health which confirmed fluoride’s negative effect on the thyroid gland and a possible connection to depression, weight gain, and other negative health effects.

Researchers with the University of Kent in England examined thyroid activity for those in areas with fluoridated water and those without. The team examined 95 percent of the English population in 2012 and 2013 and found high rates of underactive thyroid were 30% more likely in areas with high fluoride concentration. An underactive thyroid can lead to depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles.

While the study confirms previous studies that showed fluoride interferes with the production of iodine for the thyroid, some experts believe the study is not conclusive. Prof David Coggon, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Southampton, believed the observations could have been caused by some other variable. “It is quite possible that the observed association is a consequence of other ways in which the areas with higher fluoride differ from the rest of the country,” he told the Telegraph. “There are substantially more rigorous epidemiological methods by which the research team could have tested their idea.”

Beyond the health effects themselves, there seems to be a growing conflict of interest between American health agencies and the publicly available data on dangers associated with fluoride. In 2014 Truth In Media reported:

Over 2000 pages of emails released under a Freedom of Information Act request have uncovered an apparent conflict of interest between the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA) regarding water fluoridation. The emails also contain an admission by the CDC that those with kidney issues will likely be adversely affected by the substance.

From September 5th to the 8th the Fluoride Action Network held the 5th Citizens Conference on Fluoride in Washington D.C. At the conference, Dan Stockin, MPH, released the emails and declared that “These documents make it abundantly clear….. the ADA and CDC Oral Health Division are the tweedledum and tweedledee of fluoridation promotion. They work hand in hand (often at taxpayers’ expense) to spin the message in favor of fluoridation.”

The 2500 pages contained emails from 2011 between employees at the Oral Health Division of the CDC (the only division at the CDC that deals with fluoridation) and the ADA, as well as communications from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Nidel Lawfirm helped in the efforts to get the emails released. A statement from Nidel states that, “These documents raise questions about the objectivity of individuals within these agencies and indicate a need to get to the true motivations behind the lack of objectivity in these organizations.”

The reasons for opposing water fluoridation include: fear of a variety of health concerns; the belief that the practice is force-medicating the population without their approval; financial waste; and environmental concerns related to phosphate mines where the chemical is found.

What are your thoughts? Should the American people have a choice whether or not they pay for water fluoridation? Do you believe the process is safe and should be continued?

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact Derrick@activistpost.com

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