Martin Armstrong – A Royal Mess and a Trump Victory (Podcast)

Martin Armstrong joined us today. The European Banking Crisis is very real. They’re damned if they bail out Deutsche Bank and damned if they don’t. Bailing out a German bank will require a bail out of Italian banks and everyone else. Will Merkel go down in history as the woman who brought down the international financial system? Martin says the model is predicting a major Trump victory. While Clinton may be looking to fix the election, he doesn’t see it as likely. Either way, the system is getting very weak and brittle and there’s not much keeping it propped up at this point, other than self-important central bankers and there’s a lot less to them than meets the eye.

Martin Armstrong – A Royal Mess and a Trump Victory (Podcast)

Pantry Checklist: 6 Ways to Preserve Tomatoes

One of the first things many people think of when they hear the word ‘garden’ is fresh tomatoes. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the aptly-named cherry tomato that is great in a salad or to just pop in your mouth, to the giant heirloom steakhouse tomatoes.

But now that you’ve got a garden full of them, what do you do to preserve them? You have many options!

First, it’s important to know what you’re going to use the tomato for. There are so many varieties that it’s impossible to say, “This is how you should prepare any tomato”, so we’re going to talk about options, and you can decide which ones are right for your crop.

Before we talk about preserving them, you need to know that tomatoes will continue to ripen even after they’ve been picked. You can actually pick them when they’re nearly green, set them in the windowsill, and they’ll ripen on their own. That’s important to know, so that you understand that you have a limited window to prepare them for storage.

Refrigeration

This is, of course, the most common way of storing tomatoes that you’re going to eat within a week or so.

I always clean mine and pop the stems off if possible before I put them in the fridge, but that’s just to save a little time later. To keep them the longest this way, put them in the crisper drawer.

Freezing

Most people don’t think about freezing tomatoes, but it’s a good way to go as long as you have the freezer space. If course, they aren’t going to be the same as a fresh tomato, but frozen tomatoes are great in sauces and soups.

You can blanch them, peel them, then freeze them, or just freeze them whole with the skins on. You can also puree them first, or even just chop them into chunks. If you’re going to use that method, peel them first.

This is my preferred method because if something happens and you don’t get to them in time, the skin helps protect them from freezer burn. The downsides here are that they take up so much space, and if the power goes out, you have to use them immediately.

Can Your Tomatoes

I’ve found that canning tomatoes is my preferred method. Since tomatoes are acidic, you may safely can them using the water bath method. If you have smaller tomatoes, you could can them whole, or if you’d rather, you could quarter, chop, dice, or puree them first. Again, it all depends on what you want to use them for.

When canning tomatoes, you don’t just have to can plain, whole or quartered tomatoes. You can mix in some cilantro, onions, or other goodies to make salsa or chutney. They’re also great juiced, pureed or cooked down into tomato sauce or paste.

Don’t forget about spaghetti sauce, either! You can even throw in some meatballs if you’d like, though I personally find canned meatballs a little weird.

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You should skin your tomatoes before you can them but that’s not as hard as it sounds. Just bring a pot of water to boil, then dip the tomato in for a few seconds, transfer it to a bowl of ice water, and the skin will slide right off.

Sun-dried Tomatoes

Though most people refer to any type of dried tomato as a sun-dried tomato, you can also use your oven or dehydrator. Most people don’t live in a climate that’s dry enough and warm enough to actually dry them completely in the sun. Regardless of which method you use, preparation for preserving your tomatoes in this manner is the same.

Wash the tomatoes then remove the stem, core, and any bruised or bad spots. If you want, you can scald them to remove the skins. That’s completely optional. Cut them in half, or quarter them if they’re longer or wider than 2 inches.

If you’d like, gently squeeze the seeds out without losing the pulp. You can scrape them out if you’d rather. Sprinkle them with salt and any other seasoning you’d like to add. Remember that you’re drying them, so a little salt goes a long way.

Some people prefer to soak the tomato slices in vinegar for a few minutes before dehydrating in order to kill germs. I don’t, but feel free to do so if you want.

Drying them in the sun requires hot days with little humidity, and will take about 3-4 days. Make a box with nylon netting on the bottom. Lay your tomato pieces on the netting with the cut side down. Cover with cheesecloth or some other breathable material to keep the bugs out.

After a day and a half or so, flip the tomatoes over so that the cut side is up. If you live in a place that has heavy dew at night, or if it’s going to rain, bring the tomatoes into a dry place at night or until it quits raining.

Drying tomatoes in the oven is easy. Place the tomatoes cut side up on a baking sheet and set your oven to 175-200 degrees F. Put your tomatoes in the oven, leaving the oven cracked a little.

After about an hour and a half, turn them over and gently squish them flat with a spatula. Leave them in the oven for another hour and a half or so, then check to see if they’re leathery to the point that they aren’t sticky, but aren’t so dried that they get tough.

At this point, you have a couple of options. If you’d like, you may can them in oil and seasonings. If that’s your plan, you don’t have to be quite as careful of the moisture content. If you’re going to completely dry them, leave them in the oven until they’re about as leathery as a dried apricot. If you don’t dry them long enough, they’ll mold.

Drying your tomatoes in a dehydrator is basically the same process except it will take several more hours. When I dry mine in the dehydrator, I like to flip them every couple of hours to ensure even drying.

Just like with any other dried food, the shelf-life isn’t as long as if you can them, but you can dry-can them, freeze them or vacuum seal them to extend shelf life.

Make Tomato Powder

Tomato powder is absolutely delicious and stores fabulously so this is a great way to preserve tomatoes. Just add a couple of tablespoons to whatever you’re making (adjust the amount according to taste).

You have a couple of options; you can either make them from whole, dehydrated tomatoes, or you can dehydrate the skins that you’ve removed while canning and make the powder from them.

When I’m making tomato powder, I prefer to dry my tomatoes (or peels) until they’re nearly completely dry instead of just leathery, but either way will work. After you dry them, freeze the dehydrated tomatoes for a day, then remove them and put them in your blender or food processor and pulse until you have a powder.

Since the tomato powder tends to clump, you may want to add a teaspoon of arrowroot powder or corn starch per every few cups of dried tomatoes.

I recommend dry canning or vacuum sealing the tomato powder if you’re not going to use it quickly.

Pickle Your Tomatoes

canned-tomatoesThis isn’t a method that you’ll often see used for tomatoes but I think they’re delicious, and it’s crazy simple.

They’re delicious in salads or to chop up for salsa or chutney. I recommend using pint jars, and cherry tomatoes are the tomatoes of choice for this.

First, clean your tomatoes and remove the stem and leaves. Run each tomato through with a skewer so that the pickling can penetrate them.

Stuff the tomatoes into pint jars and add a sprinkling of fresh herbs (dried will work, too) of your choice in on top. I prefer basil and oregano. Feel free to add onions, a few cloves of garlic, or any other spice or vegetable that you like.

Though I prefer to keep it more Mediterranean flavored with the ripe tomatoes, pickled green tomatoes taste wonderful and make great gifts. Here are a few ideas for pickling spices for green tomatoes.

Basic Pickling Spice

  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp celery seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp whole allspice

Garlic Dill Pickling Spice

  • 1 tbsp. dill seeds
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled

Spicy Pickling Spice

  • 1 tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes

Combine these spices and divide them among the jars evenly, either before or after you add the tomatoes.

Next, combine the following ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Note that this is enough for about 3-4 pints so double or halve as necessary:

  • 5 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 1 tbsp. salt

Pour the pickling juice over the tomatoes, leaving a half-inch or so of headspace after you’ve gotten all the bubbles out – use a small spatula or spoon to do that. Add rings and properly prepared seals, then process in a water bath for 15 min. Store in a cool place.

Now you know of six different ways that you can preserve tomatoes! If you have any ideas or comments, please feel free to share them in the comments section below.

This article has been written by Theresa Crouse for Survivopedia.

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Syria – The U.S. Propaganda Shams Now Openly Fail

The Obama administration, and especially the CIA and the State Department, seem to be in trouble. They shout everything they can against Russia and allege that the cleansing of east-Aleppo of al-Qaeda terrorist is genocidal. Meanwhile no mention is ever made of the famine of the Houthis in Yemen which the U.S. and Saudi bombing and their blockade directly causes.


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But more and more major news accounts support the Russian allegation that the “moderate rebels” the U.S. is coddling in Syria are actually in cahoots with al-Qaeda if not al-Qaeda itself.

Reuters reports (though only at the end of a longer story):

In Aleppo, rebels in the Free Syrian Army are sharing operational planning with Jaish al-Fatah, an alliance of Islamist groups that includes the former Syrian wing of al Qaeda.

Meanwhile, in nearby Hama province, FSA groups armed with U.S.-made anti-tank missiles are taking part in a major offensive with the al Qaeda-inspired Jund al-Aqsa group.

The Wall Street Journal is more direct and headlining: Syria Rebels Draw Closer to al Qaeda-Linked Group

Some of Syria’s largest rebel factions are doubling down on their alliance with an al Qaeda-linked group, despite a U.S. warning to split from the extremists or risk being targeted in airstrikes.

Some rebel groups already aligned with Syria Conquest Front responded by renewing their alliance. But others, such as Nour al-Din al-Zinki, a former Central Intelligence Agency-backed group and one of the largest factions in Aleppo, pledged allegiance for the first time to the front in recent days.

Indeed al.Qaeda announced publicly that the CIA’s Nour el-Din Zinki and Suqour al-Sham joined its Jihad

As little back as August the State Department defended Zinki after some of its member abducted a Palestinian boy from a hospital near Aleppo and beheaded him in front of a video camera:

[I]n State Department briefings, [..] spokesman Mark Toner downplayed the incidents, or the possibility that the US would stop arming Nour al-Din al-Zinki just because they beheaded a child..

Toner insisted [..] “one incident here and there would not necessarily make you a terrorist group.”

The new news reports follow after an interview by the German former politician and journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer with an al-Qaeda commander published in English on this site. The commander said that Nusra (aka al-Qaeda) were directly supplied, via a subgroup, with U.S. TOW missiles. He added about such groups:

They are all with us. We are all the al-Nusra Front. A groups is created and calls itself “Islamic Army”, or “Fateh al-Sham”. Each group has its own name but their believe is homogeneous. The general name is al-Nusra Front. One person has, for example, 2,000 fighters. Then he creates from these a new group and calls it “Ahrar al-Sham”. Brothers, who’s believe, thoughts and aims are identical to those of al-Nusra Front.

Another interview recently published by the former military Jack Murphy was with a Green Beret soldier who served in Turkey and Syria. The Green Berets are special forces of the U.S. army. They are specialists in training and  fighting with indigenous guerrilla groups against governments the U.S. dislikes. The soldier interviewed was ordered to train “moderate Syrian rebels” in Turkey. Parts of the interview (paywalled) are quoted here:

“No one on the ground believes in this mission or this effort”, a former Green Beret writes of America’s covert and clandestine programs to train and arm Syrian insurgents, “they know we are just training the next generation of jihadis, so they are sabotaging it by saying, ‘Fuck it, who cares?’”. “I don’t want to be responsible for Nusra guys saying they were trained by Americans,” the Green Beret added.

Murphy states bluntly: “distinguishing between the FSA and al-Nusra is impossible, because they are virtually the same organization. As early as 2013, FSA commanders were defecting with their entire units to join al-Nusra. There, they still retain the FSA monicker, but it is merely for show, to give the appearance of secularism so they can maintain access to weaponry provided by the CIA and Saudi intelligence services. The reality is that the FSA is little more than a cover for the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra. …

It is one thing when Russia says somesthing, but another when Reuters, WSJ, and independent German and U.S. subject experts report this as facts. The first can be shunned as “Putin lies” but the others are extremely hard to refute.

The Russians are right. The U.S. did not separate the “moderate rebels” from al Qaeda, as it had agreed to in the ceasefire agreement, because the “moderates” and al-Qaeda are the same. The “moderates” are al-Qaeda. This was not unknown. The 2012 Defense Intelligence Analysis said as much. The CIA of course knew this all along. But the Saudi tool heading the CIA, John Brennan, can not admit such as his masters in the Gulf are also the ones who finance al-Qaeda.

They buy the weapons Brennan’s people hadn over to al-Qaeda. The “end-user” according to this certificate for a weapon buy in Ukraine is Saudi Arabia. But who will believe that the Saudi dictators need for example 100 obsolete T-55 tanks? The weapons on the certificate, for an estimated $300-$500 million, are obviously for al-Qaeda in Yemen and in Syria. (Did Joe Biden or his son, both heavily engaged in Ukraine, get a provision from the deal?)

As the facts accumulate how long can the New York Times and Washington Post keep up with their propaganda claims. One has to admit, they really try their best. Unfortunately for them, their best is only mediocre. The NYT today found out that Vladimir Putin Relishes His Role as Disrupter. How does the NYT know what Putin “relishes”? The reporter did not ask Putin himself. But he did ask some knowledgeable experts with insight into Putin’s inner mind and those assured the author that this is indeed the case. They know exactly how Putin feels. They are Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director and Robert Kagan, leading voice of of the neocons and Clinton promoter. Some “experts”.

Add that to dozens of stories on how “Russia indiscriminately bombs civilians/hospitals/bakeries in east-Aleppo” but never hits any “rebels” because none occur in these stories at all. A recent NYT piece of that kind had 14 “voices” in it. Eight belonged to various propagandists associated with the “White Helmets”, four were “western” diplomats, one Syrian government official and a Russian spokesperson were quoted at the end. No Russian military and no one from west-Aleppo, where by far most people in the city live under government protection and daily rocket hail by the “rebels”, were even asked.

But all those tales we hear about the devilish Russians MUST be true! Even the 7 years old Bana Alabeb now tweets from east-Aleppo about her tragic fate under indiscriminate Russian assaults. This in perfect English and with an excellent WiFi and Internet connection as her many “White Helmets” photo attachments and her videos attest. But the whole city is devastated and in ruins she says, with phosphor bombs going off right in front of her house.

But Bana is a very responsible little lady:

Bana Alabed @AlabedBana

Dear world, it’s better to start 3rd world war instead of letting Russia & assad commit #HolocaustAleppo

1:53 PM – 29 Sep 2016

Here “mother” phoned up the Daily Mail for an “exclusive” and assures us that this is all true. The Telegraphhas her in a slideshow with sad music and the Guardianpromotes her too. Another Gay Girl in Damascus media fail. In 2011 the Guardian also was part of that scam. If that 7-year old girl is in east-Aleppo and not in Denmark or the UK, I must be on Mars. No sane reader will take such a stunt serious. What Public Relation company came up with this sorry flimflam?

Like the “moderate rebels” fantasy, such tales and the nonsense the “White Helmet” propaganda outlet distributes, are starting to fail. The UAE’s National, a well established international newspaper, recently dug a bit around the White Helmet’s creator, a “former” British military agent working for Gulf defense interests. That does not sound charitable. This is noticeable report, even as it still lacks any details, as it is the first in a major paper that shows some auspiciousness against that outlet.

The Obama administration’s lies about the “moderate rebels” are now openly discussed in major media. The propaganda of #HolocaustAleppo (isn’t abusing the holocaust meme anti-semitic?) is turning into a laughing stock.

Russia is upping its stake in Syria. Additional Russian SU-24, SU-25 and SU-34 jets are arriving. Nearly 6,000 Russian soldiers are on the ground. The CIA’s  al-Qaeda “rebels” are losing in east-Aleppo and are in stalemate and under pressure elsewhere. They will be bombed to smithereens. A few new BM-21 multiple missile launchers and heavier anti-air artillery was delivered to them. But those are just band-aids on lethally bleeding wounds. Even MANPADs will not change the situation one bit.

The U.S., the Saudis and especially Brennan’s CIA have lost that fight. Will Obama and Kerry admit it? Or will they throw another Hail Mary and do something crazy?

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2016/09/syria-us-propaganda-shams-start-to-openly-fail-.html

Former CIA Contractor: ‘US Has Always Been Main Sponsor of Islamic State’

The US claim that Russian troops will go home in body bags if Moscow doesn’t end its Aleppo offensive is absurd, former CIA contractor Steven Kelley told RT. He said Russia is the only answer to defeating ISIS. Other experts also weigh in on the subject.

When asked about State Department spokesperson John Kirby’s warning that Russia “will continue to send troops home in body bags” if it doesn’t put an end to the offensive, Kelley said Washington is pretending to be fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) when it isn’t doing so at all. isisdollar

“The US has always been the main sponsor and creator of Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS), so this charade that they are having anything to do with fighting Daesh in Syria is completely a farce, and I think the rest of the world is smart enough to realize that everything that comes out of the mouth of John Kirby or any of the State Department personnel is complete and utter balderdash,” Kelley said.

He advised Russian President Vladimir Putin to focus on “getting the job done,” as Russia is the only way IS will be defeated in Syria.

“Russia should sever all relations, and if I had anything to advise Mr. Putin, I would say get the job done, stop participating in any of these peace agreements and destroy Daesh and get the job over with,” he said.

“The US is not going to do anything to help removing (sic) Daesh and is going to do everything possible to reconstruct, rearm, and resupply, and put more personnel into the field. So everything they say is a lie, and Putin really needs to stop playing games with the US State Department and get the job done.”

Kelley went on to credit Russia for getting involved in Syria when it did, stating that the country would have been “completely overrun” by now if it didn’t.

“One can only hope that [Russia] will be resolute, they will finish the job, they will stop being distracted by these fake calls for ceasefires,” he said.

Meanwhile, political analyst Chris Bambery slammed the US for failing to realize that there is no separation between moderate rebels and militants on the ground.

“The Americans can’t on the one hand say they want to fight Daesh – the so-called Islamic State – but at the same time be supporting rebel groups like al-Nusra Front, and there is no separation between moderate rebels and jihadists on the ground. They are there together, fighting alongside each other, and in fact the jihadists make up the majority. Much of the arms provided and the recruits trained by the West… have gone over to those groups,” Bambery told RT.“It’s strange to me that America can be almost in alliance with a group which is an affiliate of the organization that carried out the 9/11 attacks in Washington and New York.

“This does not seem a coherent policy.”

Referring to Washington’s threat of severing ties with Russia when it comes to Syria, Bambery said the situation is equivalent to a child “throwing their toys out of the pram,” adding that Washington needs Moscow to achieve a successful outcome in the war-torn country via a political process.

“They need the Russians to make a deal over Syria. They need them to bring Assad, as they did, to the table, and to kick off the talks,” he said, adding that US Secretary of State John Kerry “doesn’t seem to be actually capable to [rising] to the challenge of Syria, and bringing home an agreement which can end the civil war.”

Jeff Steinberg, senior editor of the Executive Intelligence Review, agreed that the US is failing to differentiate between rebel groups and militants.

“The US does not differentiate between the rebel groups they’re backing, with the exception of ISIS…When Kirby says there’s going to be Russians going to be going home in body bags and terrorism taking place on Russian soil, I have to scratch my head and say, ‘is this a threat coming from a government that’s actually backing groups like al-Nusra?’”

Reminding that al-Nusra is a branch of Al-Qaeda, Steinberg said: “We seem to have forgotten every lesson learned from 9/11, and we’re back in bed with the same forces who carried out those hideous attacks.”

When it comes to Kerry’s call for another ceasefire in Syria, Bambery says that his demand is impossible, as trust has to be rebuilt following the recent happenings.

“Confidence has to be rebuilt, the parties have to be brought back together again, in the way that we got that ceasefire in the first place. And rather than hectoring Russia, rather than hectoring what they seem to regard as opponents in this, they need to be working together to bring back that trust, to bring back the people around the table, where we can get that ceasefire going. And this is not a way of going about it…” he concluded.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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The Brilliant Boris Johnson Explains Syria Conflict in Four Short Points

Johnson steals the show at the UN lobby.

Nobody does the UN, or ziplines, quite like Boris Johnson.

He didn’t quite get to speak at the actual Security Council meeting on Syria (guess Britannia no longer “rules the waves”), but he did find some reporters in the hallway to speak to, which technically makes it “Johnson’s speech at the UN”.

He told them:

“What is absolutely clear is that the Russians bear the moral responsibility for what is taking place,” he told Channel 4 News.

“You have got aid convoys with UN markings on them being targeted, you have got medical facilities being blown up.

“This is not a civil war, this is a proxy war conducted by puppeteers and those puppeteers are principally in the Kremlin.

“They have an opportunity to bring an end to this. They could tell the Assad regime not to fly, not to bomb, to engage with the whole negotiation.

Instead, I’m afraid you’re seeing a cynical and barbaric protraction of violence and it is tragic.”

Leave it to Boris to cut through the clutter and point out what’s important. The sage of London brilliantly condensed the seemingly complicated war in Syria to four fundamental points:

1. We are the moral superiors of Russians.

2. West played no role in the Syrian conflict.

3. Assad should negotiate with the 70,000 Syria moderates.

4. Russians are barbarians.

Any questions?

http://russia-insider.com

Russian-Syrian Push on Aleppo in Full Swing. US Deciding Whether to Ramp up Support for Terrorist Child Beheaders or Start WW3

US officials are discussing air raids against Syrian government and army

Syrian army and a Palestinian pro-government militia (the Jerusalem Brigade‘) have captured the Palestinian Handarat refugee camp in the northern outskirts of eastern Aleppo two days ago. Moreover it looks very much like this time they will be able to hold on to it. For anyone following the battle of Aleppo closely this is very significant as the previously inconclusive fighting for Handarat had been a focal point of the battle for over six months now.

Eastern Aleppo remains a heavily defended fortress but real, if slow, progress is being made.

One group of people who appears none too happy with that are US officials:

Officials said the speed of the Russian and Syrian offensive against Aleppo has put pressure on the White House to accelerate its deliberations and forced policy makers to look at options they previously were reluctant to seriously consider.

Apparently even this, actually rather slow pace of advance, has Washington in panic mode.

On Tuesdays we back al-Qaeda, on Wednsdays we don’t

 

Reuters reports that as a result the Americans are holding “staff-level” talks to come up with a recommended course of action for Obama to take:

As a result, one of the officials said, the list of options is narrowing to supporting rebel counter attacks elsewhere with additional weaponry or even air strikes, which “might not reverse the tide of battle, but might cause the Russians to stop and think.”

Another official said any weapons supplies would not include shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, or Manpads, which the Obama administration fears could fall into the hands of Islamic State militants or al Qaeda-linked groups.

The most dramatic option under consideration – but considered less likely – would be a U.S. air strike on a Syrian air base far from the fighting between Assad’s troops and rebel forces in the north, officials said.

So there you go. The US wants us to believe that under the Kerry-Lavrov pact it was willing to bomb al-Nusra and any rebel group which did not disassociate from them, but because that deal fell through the US will now ramp up arms shipments to the very same rebel groups and is even considering launching air strikes against the Syrian government in their support. Makes sense. If you’re going to start a WW3 with Russia it might as well be for the benefit of jihadist who declined to commit to your truce because it didn’t include al-Qaeda.

Actually much of the Reuters report is spent explaining the US doesn’t have any brilliant options here. Firstly even the hawks themselves don’t know if there is a move to play here:

Even administration advocates of a more muscular U.S. response said on Wednesday that it was not clear what, if anything, the president would do, and that his options “begin at tougher talk,” as one official put it.

“Tougher talk” — got it.

Secondly they’re bringing up options and shooting them down themselves as soon as they do:

U.S. officials had considered a humanitarian airlift to rebel-held areas, which would require escorts by U.S. warplanes, but this has been deemed too risky and has been “moved down the list,” one official said. 

Funny how moves which are deemed “too risky” aren’t abandoned but merely “moved down the list”.

Finally, they’re deluding themselves into thinking Russians will be impressed by moves like these:

Other ideas under consideration include sending more U.S. special operations forces to train and advise Kurdish and Syrian rebel groups, and deploying additional American and allied naval and airpower to the eastern Mediterranean, where a French aircraft carrier is already en route.

Training rebels has been an embarrassing fiasco, and Kurds are mainly fighting ISIS, plus they are enemies of the rebel camp. The Russians won’t be shaken by either option.

The key thing to understand is that it’s not Russia which outmaneuvered the US. It is the US which tricked itself into the blind alley it finds itself now. The US isn’t struggling to come up with a move that will impress the Russians because of Russian strength in Syria, but because of American weakness — weakness which isn’t borne out of lack of US capability, but out of the utter lack of any sense, logic or rhyme to its policy.

Recall this is the power which was first fighting Assad, is now fighting Assad and ISIS both, and came close to fighting Assad, ISIS and al-Nusra-friendly rebels all at the same time. Obviously when you find yourself both backing and opposing so many of the factions it becomes impossible to “win”.

This is what puts the Russians — who actually know what they want in Syria — in a position to shrug off the demands to halt the Aleppo effort as America’s “emotional breakdown”.

http://russia-insider.com/

Pedophile Terrorism is Running Rampant in America

All Lives Matter ~ Similar to the Pennsylvania Appalachian Belt, the Minnesota Strip feeds kids into the national Sex-Trafficking Network to slake the World’s never-ending thirst for angelic-looking Sex Toys

by  Preston James

Minnesota sex trafficking

Sometimes Minnesota nice isn’t as nice as you might think. Right now there is a local and high level cover-up of major sex trafficking of minors in Minnesota.

Some of the young girls are being sold for as little as $200.00 USD. Many have been taken out of state for purposes of prostitution, obvious White Slavery crimes which are federal felonies, kept in bondage with induced drug addictions and serious threats.

About 90% of the sex trafficking that starts in Minnesota is associated with Black Pimps. Political Correctness and recent concern with the George Soros’ secretly-backed “Black Lives Matter” (which is actually led by Intel assets) tends to motivate local LE to want to avoid any energetic investigations.

White USG officials at moderately high to very high levels run the actual deployment of these compromise ops, while the black pimps do most of the procurement.

In past years, when Gary McGaughey was head of Vice at the Minneapolis Police Department, he and Detective Rothstein worked the case now known as the “Minnesota Connection“. Through their efforts, and some honest, standup FBI agents like themselves, they were able to arrest and gain convictions with long jail sentences for 11 of the 12 top human-trafficking pimps in America.

Detective Gary McGaughey had an impeccable record and, after he and Detective Rothstein assembled the case against Hubert Humphrey for taking illegal payments from the Milk Industry, the Secret Shadow Government deployed numerous means that destroyed Detective McGaughey and his family.

This incredible hero died a broken man, never to be honored for his amazing Law Enforcement achievements for the community, or for what a standup, honorable and honest police officer he was. His career was a gift to the whole community of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Do middle class Americans have feet of clay because they are victims of their own self-induced mind-kontrol prison of Political Correctness. Are unwilling to address sex trafficking and the actual causes of blatant urban crime which is always a secret systemic consequence of high level government, LE and Intel corruption?

Do middle class Americans have feet of clay because they are victims of their own self-induced mind-kontrol prison of Political Correctness? Are we unwilling to address Sex-Trafficking and the actual causes of blatant urban crime, which is always a secret systemic consequence of high-level government, LE and Intel corruption?

Detective McGaughey was known for frequently making the following claim about how human compromise operations were accomplished:

“I know enough about vice to know that everybody has a chink in their armor”.

To effectively human compromise someone all Intel has to do is find it and exploit it by providing the proper custom designed temptation.

I am presenting this difficult truth here because, like many in LE, good black people are very frustrated that white America is like a giant with feet of clay that refuses to go after the real criminals at every level, including the black gangs, the black pimps, the white CIA drug traffickers and warmongers within the USG, Intel and the Pentagon.

The majority of middle aged blacks are pro law-and-order, and desire whites to get over their guilt and take on these criminal black pimps that prey on their young girls and boys, as well as they want them to prosecute all the black and white crooks in DC (and there are a lot that need to be prosecuted).

Most adult blacks are just like middle class whites, they want law and order in their communities. Most of the High level pedophile Honey traps are run by this Satanic pedophile network with the help of the Mossad, the CIA and all covered up by the FBI.

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Some of the young sex-trafficked victims are used as Intel honey traps to set a snare from which numerous Members of Congressman and high Military and Corporate Officials can be blackmailed and controlled.

Some end up used exclusively in Satanic pedophile networks for Honey Traps used by Intel such as was described in the Book The Franklin Cover Up by Attorney John DeCamp, a personal friend of former CIA Director William Colby who was murdered after he retired.

These Intel related “Honey Trap” human compromise operations are the specialty of the CIA, MI-5&6 and the Mossad.

Naturally the FBI’s top managers at the Washington Field Office (WFO) are charged with keeping all these operations covered up FOREVER by using any means necessary, and this is of course authorized under so-called “national security”.

Any good FBI agent who starts investigating these crimes, finds the investigation is immediately taken over by the WFO, and he is pulled out of it.

Local Law Enforcement who get too inquisitive or try to do their jobs get stepped on in various ways to the degree necessary and are told that the investigation is now being handled by the Feds and they are no longer needed.

Like with so many other USG and Intel linked RICO crime, the FBI refuses to fully investigate Intel-linked sex-trafficking and Honey Trap human compromise operations at any level.

A member of the privileged elite with then underage Virginia Roberts photographed with Prince Andrew in early 2001 (file photo)

A member of the privileged elite with then underage Virginia Roberts photographed in early 2001 (file photo)

Make no mistake about it, this sex trafficking in Minnesota (as well as most other sex trafficking in America) is linked to a very large worldwide, satanic-linked, organized crime pedophile network, which hides in the shadows and in secret societies.

This satanic pedophile network uses Intel agencies, specifically the FBI, to keep it covered up under so-called “national security”, which is invoked to prevent exposure and public outrage.

When you get right down to it, whenever national security is invoked these days, it is not referring to protecting the security of the USA, but is actually all about protecting the security, power and standing of the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia and their appointed Doofuses and Cutouts in high positions of Authority.

This story of sex trafficking is the “tip of the iceberg” and involves law enforcement at all levels, failing to act for fear of retaliation and because of high level interference.

It also involves Minnesota State Legislators who are refusing to take action despite numerous individuals, including one retired Law Enforcement expert, contacting them with evidence of these major crimes against children and adolescent minors.

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US Congressman Erik Paulsen–Doing the best he can with limited knowledge of “human compromise operations” by the various Intel agencies which are used to control politicians and USG and Corporate officials.

Erik Paulsen a good man and a very well-meaning Minnesota Member of the US Congress. He has done his best, and has made an effort to fight sex-trafficking legislatively. Actually, Congressman Paulsen is one of the few good guys in Congress, who has been trying to stop this horrendous crime of sex trafficking.

It is like trying to swim up a waterfall because the “fix is in” at the highest levels of government, the Pentagon and Intel with those Select few that sit at the top of the Establishment Hierarchy (EH). Sadly despite his consultations with an honest Minneapolis Vice Detective who nears retirement, he appears to not understand the way this problem must be approached to be effective in greatly reducing it and even stopping it.

I sent Congressman Paulsen a request that he meet with America’s top expert of sex trafficking, prostitution and pedophilia, retired LE Detective James Rothstein (NYCPD Gold Shield Retired), and offered to facilitate the meeting.

I knew such a consultation would be necessary for him to be adequately briefed on the extent of this problem of sex trafficking in Minnesota and nationwide; and without help, his actions would be doomed. And that seems to have been the case. Representative Paulson never contacted or met with Detective Rothstein. Maybe his staff screened out my request and he never got it, who knows what happened?

Congressman Paulsen went on to propose legislation in the US House of Representatives entitled, “Stop Exploitation through Sex Trafficking (HR 159). This was passed in the House and sent to the Senate as (S166) where it was sent to the Judicial Committee, where it sits inactive now.

Sadly, I must report that, even if passed in the US Senate as S166, HR159 is a lightweight effort with no chance of success in stopping the now rampant sex trafficking, which is a very big deal in Minnesota, as well as many other states too. Detective Rothstein has authored a draft resolution that, if adopted as law in the states, would deal a direct blow to sex trafficking by attacking the root cause of the cover up.

According to a Congressional rating services, this Bill HR159/S166 has a probability of becoming passed and signed into law of about 26%, not very promising. And if passed it could never be effective anyway.

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Proposed Solution

Detective Rothstein has an excellent solution to this problem of human sex trafficking, which should be enacted into all State Laws.

He has been fighting to expose all this for many years, and especially since he retired from the NYCPD, where he was a Gold Shield Detective assigned to “15 man special projects team” that also worked for the NY State Crime Commission on very sensitive matters, such as this subject.

After retirement from the NYCPD as a Gold Shield Detective, Detective Rothstein eventually moved back to his home town in Minnesota and became mayor. In an effort to set a new standard for fighting Sex Trafficking, his city passed the first adequate solution to human sex trafficking — a resolution that needs to become law in every state.

RESOLUTION 2014 08 ResolutionOnHumanTrafficking by yanira on Scribd

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Detective Rothstein’s background

Retired Detective James Rothstein

Det. James Rothstein, NYCPD Gold Shield, Police Intel, NY Crime Commission Special Squad (now retired). America’s No. 1 expert in sex trafficking, organized pedophile human compromise ops and illegal narcotics trafficking. Responsible for the prosecution and conviction of more high level human compromise criminals than any other LE person in America. Det. Rothstein is a totally stand up man who can be trusted and has a distinguished record that is unmatched.

Detective Rothstein’s background in LE involved operating at a very high level with involvement in numerous highly sensitive national security related and covered up crimes, including the international satanic and Intel linked sex Trafficking and pedophile network.

During this time, the detective made numerous trips to Minnesota investigating the Minnesota Pipeline to NYC for sex trafficking and prostitution with Gary McGaughey and other ethical, stand up detectives in the Minneapolis Police Department.

After retirement, Detective Rothstein moved back to his Minnesota home town to become the Mayor. He exposed the pedophile priests at St. John’s Abbey, and has continued his fight to expose the whole human sex trafficking pedophile network.

Detective James Rothstein is a totally standup man, has served the NYCPD, the State of New York and all of America with great distinction. His accomplishments in LE and Police Intel would fill a book.

In fact, Rothstein has a book that is pretty much complete and will be published in the not too distant future. I have read the fist drafts and I can tell you it is spellbinding to say the least.

It is not an exaggeration to state that Detective Rothstein is by far the top expert on sex trafficking, organized pedophilia and drug trafficking in America.

Detective Rothstein’s favorite phrase based on witnessing many years of cover ups and unwillingness for the authorities to deal with all the crimes of human compromise of politicians, and USG and corporate officials:

“In our politically correct, feel-good society, there is no place for truth or for honesty.”

Rothstein, a German Catholic served the NY State Crime Commission under Governor Hugh Carey as part of a special anti-corruption squad that traveled all over America investigating and arresting pedophiles. At one time, as many as 100 NYCPD Detectives were assigned to this squad.

What Detective Rothstein found out was that many of these children sex trafficked from Minnesota and other locations ended up under the control of a powerful satanic linked pedophile network linked to Intel, the Establishment Hierarchy (EH), and the Secret Shadow Government (SSG).

It turns out many of these sex traffickers were actually pedophiles who were either working with the CIA or serving as their “protected informants”.

And most of these offenders are protected because they played an important part in setting up “honey traps” to human-compromise corporate leaders, and elected or appointed USG and high state officials.

Most of their work was intended to compromise weak, perverted DC politicians, and this should be no surprise to many who know how DC really works.

Detective Rothstein’s career at the NYCPD was illustrious, with many national security related situations, some of which became publicized, such as the time he saved Marita Lorenz’s life and arrested Frank Sturgiss, aka Frank Fiorini, the notorious Watergate Burglar and JFK Assassination Op40 trigger-man at Dealey Plaza that terrible day 11-22-63.

Detective Rothstein has continued investigating corruption since his retirement from the NYCPD and has done everything he can to expose the pedophile Priest crimes of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

St. John’s University is a separate institution and should in no way be blamed for these incredibly serious crimes of St. John’s Abbey. St. John’s Abbey should be sued into bankruptcy, with all its proceeds given to past victims and their surviving families. So far they have been protected by the local police, the FBI and the CIA.

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The term surviving families is appropriate here because there have been un-prosecuted murders associated with St. John’s Abbey due to police inaction.

There are many secret victims of this St. John’s Abbey Pedophilia who have never come forward, and numerous suicides of victims who tried to tell, but no one would believe them.

Most parents who have been told years later by their child about being abused by a St. Johns Abbey Priest have had great difficulty fathoming that their own Priest could be so two-faced and evil inside, when trusted to be alone with parish children, but then to harm them and betray their trust so seriously.

Personally I would like to see St. John’s Abbey bankrupted for what they have done, completely remodeled or even torn down, and transformed into a wellness and healing center for the victims and surviving families of these Pedophile Priests of St. Johns Abbey.

Even though some have died of old age and were never exposed, there are still those who have skated for their crimes against young children, and some of these still at St. John’s Abbey un-confronted, un-prosecuted and not publicly identified.

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BUSTED! Hillary Caught Using Hand Signals at Rigged Debate

This video shows Hillary Clinton using hand signals to communicate with Lester Holt at the first Presidential debate. This is SPECTACULAR PROOF that this witch was giving obvious 3rd Base Coach signals to the liberal Moderator.  Please wake up Millennials.

Proof Hillary Clinton’s Corrupt, crookedness @ debate stage, worse than “Watergate”⚪️ 🔴 🔵Podium Gate

Watch Hillary, Bill, and a group of operatives sneak a large item out of Hillary’s podium, and the item is clearly seen, and the sneaky acts are seen 10 minutes after debate ends, JUST WATCH AND LEARN.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIYdjq2Wa6E&t=0s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIYdjq2Wa6E

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