Who is to blame for the humanitarian crisis resulting from the downing of flight MH17? (Take the poll.)

In my opinion from watching this CNN interview and also from watching Crosstalk on RT, I think Peter Lavelle has a much better grasp of the facts than Chris Cuomo, which is probably why Cuomo is talking over him and calling him names. Unfortunately, however, one thing Lavelle doesn’t answer is the accusation that comes from Cuomo and has been flying around US media for days: Why did the Eastern Ukrainians leave the bodies in the field?  The answer seems obvious to me based on a press conference I watched from Saturday (two days after the downing) in which the leader of Donetsk, Alexander Borodai, begs for permission from “the international community” to remove the bodies or for officials to drive the 4 hours from Kiev and do it themselves. (See the press conference below.)

Here is the CNN clip of Cuomo and Lavelle going at it: Cuomo-Lavelle tete-a-tete

Just in case this disappears, here are some of Cuomo’s statements for the record:
“This is Peter Lavelle who works for RT, a Russian government-owned news organization.”
“I don’t know how intelligent your answers are but my questions are spot on.”
“I’m not a representative of the US government, [but] you’re a representative of Russia.” [to which Lavelle responds: you resort to "character assassination within five minutes!"]
“What you’re saying is frightening.”
I sound like is a reporter who feels deeply for the 298 lives who were lost who were not part of this conflict and don’t need to be part of your discussion about Russia being unfairly blamed.”
“You need to remind yourself of the job my friend.”
“Here’s the difference between you and me, Peter:
You are obsessed with clearing Russia from culpability and that’s okay. I am focused on talking about how this plane and its victims were treated.”
“This is a joke. We have to get out of this [inaudible].” [Cuomo gestures to walk off.]
“Why should you carry water for Russia when you’re supposed to be a journalist?”
“Peter Lavelle, your obvious appetite and desire for what to do is to represent the best interests of Russia no matter what the facts are and to shout down people who are asking legitimate questions….let the audience decide.”
“Peter Lavelle you have to live with what you do for a living. I appreciate your coming on New Day so people can experience your answers and thought process for themselves.”
The full video can also be found in this article at mediaite.

I do think it’s a bit ironic that Cuomo, son of former NY Governor Mario Cuomo, accuses Lavelle of carrying water for the Russian government when Cuomo is in the inner circle of an elite US ruling family. (See image above for the circles in which Chris’s brother, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, travels). As a matter of fact, when I first heard Chris Cuomo was a “journalist” I laughed out loud – kinda like when I realized the intrepid John Miller of CBS – the one who got all the “exclusives” in the Dzokhar Tsarnaev case - used to be a national spokesman for the FBI!

As the youngest of nine siblings, not all of whom I would want to be held accountable for, I do not vote for guilt by association, I merely suggest that when politicians and journalists share a dinner table, truth is not sitting at the head. (This is actually a serious issue that has only recently been getting some attention, for example: Presidents of ABC and CBS News Have Siblings Working at White House With Ties to Benghazi.)

At the end of the video, Cuomo says “let the audience decide” – so what do you think?

Please also watch this press conference of Alexander Borodai, acting prime minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, begging for permission from the international community to remove the bodies or for officials to drive the 4 hours from Kiev to start the investigation. This was on Saturday, two days after the crash and four days ago from today. (You might have to click the cc/closed captioning button in the lower right of the video for English subtitles to show up.)

I found Borodai’s pleas to be sincere. Do you? Another poll follows the video.

For more MSM RT-baiting, here’s one from the BBC…

For the Peter Lavelle’s full program on MH17 spin…


Evidence on Flight MH17 begins to emerge…or does it?

Here are two articles from ZeroHedge presenting evidence that counters the official narrative the mainstream media rolled out literally within minutes that the news of the downing of flight MH17 hit the airwaves. My first reaction at the time was: how the heck do they know what happened before anyone even got to the crash site? Well, the initial reporting was rash to say the least.

Let’s continue to see what evidence emerges in this story and evaluate it the way government evaluates its intel (which is 80% open source!): weigh the credibility of the source and the plausibility of the information. I’m fine discounting Russia Today, for example, as low credibility, but our propaganda machines (Fox, CNN, etc.) are absolutely no better in my mind. So we are left with plausibility of information. That assessment I leave to you…

Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked

Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East, Radar Proof Of Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity

As we fast approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, let us not forget that the United States got into that war because Germany sank the Lusitania with Americans on-board…problem is, Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, did all he could to put innocent Americans in harms way, even trying to trick Germany into accidentally sinking one of our vessels.

In my opinion, World War I, more than any other single event (and there are plenty of good candidates), marked the beginning of the end of the American Experiment. The end of the end of it might well be World War III. If the plan really is to deliver the coup de grace via a full-on hot war, I would guess a Democrat is slated to win the White House in 2016…only a Democrat could get away with it, just as one observer astutely pointed out only a Republican president will be able to pull off grabbing our guns.

In case you don’t know the significance of World War I and why we got involved in it, this fascinating interview offers a clue…


MH17: MSM Rushes to Judgment: Podcast of July 19, 2014 Show

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This is a must watch press conference from eastern Ukraine about the stalling tactics of the west in beginning the flight MH17 investigation. This directly contradicts MSM propaganda reports.

As I said, there is some disgruntlement even in western Ukraine as men are conscripted to fight their countrymen in the east. Here is the mother of a conscript protesting in the west.

The US government (specifically, Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki) says west Ukraine’s aggression toward east Ukraine is justifiable based on Kiev’s right to maintain Ukraine’s “territorial integrity.” I would argue that “territorial integrity” is not a justification to prevent secession. In the US, for example, those who argue in favor of Lincoln’s right to force the south to remain in the Union almost always cite ending slavery not maintaining territorial integrity. In other words, it’s a humanitarian argument and not based on the Law of Nations which expressly allows for secessions such as Crimea’s and potentially east Ukraine’s.

On a side note, the west calls east Ukraine’s resistors “separatists” yet Russian press calls them “federalists.” There is definitely some linguistic spin in this…as my 8-year-old son tells me, “Separatists are the bad guys!” I asked him how he knew and he said he learned it from Star Wars. Ha! I’m not reading too much into it, just thought that was interesting. But it does actually matter if they are simply fighting for a confederation rather than a separation. My guess is that at this point there will never be a Ukrainian federation to include the east, but it might have been a reasonable compromise at one point.

Here is the document I referred to that explores the necessity of war to gain society’s consent to coercive government: Report from Iron Mountain

Here is something on Churchill and the Lusitania false flag which got the United States to join World War I for no valid defensive reason: False Flag at Sea.

And in case you don’t think western advisers would ever recommend a false flag to start a desired war, check this out from the esteemed Washington Institute for Near East Policy. In case you haven’t heard of this organization, here’s a line about it from Wikipedia: This Institute’s “research is timely and policy related, and its recommendations have been adopted by policymakers.

On the show a caller reminded me of the Iranian airliner flight 655 that was shot down by the USS Vincennes in 1988. I missed the reference but here’s the wiki entry: Iran Air Flight 655.

Here‘s the entry on Korean Air Lines Flight 007 that was shot down by the Soviets as a spy plane in 1983. You’ve probably heard of that one, but not of the Korean Airlines Flight 902 that was forced to land in 1978 by the Soviets, again suspecting Korean Airlines was using passenger planes on spy missions. Here‘s the wiki entry on that.

If you’re interested in my analysis of what happened to the first Malaysian Airlines flight to go down this year, check out: Cracking the Code on Malaysia Flight 370 for the podcast and The Ping is the Thing for the article.


What Would Make YOU Leave AMERICA? Podcast of July 12, 2014 Show

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A few of the references from the show:

Complexity & Chaos, Empires on the Edge of Chaos, by Niall Ferguson

Neo-conservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, a review of Irving Kristol’s book.

On this week’s show…

I’m back from, among other things, visiting my ancestral homeland in western Ireland…you can’t tell by looking at me or by my name, but two of my grandparents emigrated to Brooklyn (that part you might have guessed!) from Ireland – I’m even a citizen of Ireland!

The trip was a great experience & getting my head out of the news for awhile got me thinking about more positive subjects, like the courage and hope that drove our forebears from their native lands to American shores. Of course many were driven to our shores out of sheer desperation and many others were brought here against their wills…we shall cover all the bases on this week’s show, including such questions as: What drove your ancestors here? What would drive you to leave here now? How grievous must injustice be, or perhaps voluntary migration is now a purely economic decision? Is there a hidden hand directing world migration patterns today?

My New York experience is obviously very different from the Atlanta experience. When I grew up, every single solitary kid in my grammar school class had grandparents who were born in another country – every one! Mostly Irish & Italian, but a few others too. You’ll have to fill me in on your perspectives – perhaps the immigrant experience here is more about Yankees than foreigners!

And of course there’s no comparing the immigration history of blacks and whites, but how much of that is truly responsible for the issues that come between us today and to what extent is racial tension in America a product of government policy, past and present?

I also want to touch on the bigger picture cultural changes that come from immigration and my thought that this is part of a larger plan to “normalize” the regions of the world for an easier integration into world government and a phasing out of national sovereignty. (And no, this is not a conspiracy theory, I have many references to prove the world government plan – for some examples, check out my new tab “Quotes” above.)

For a little “deep history” on the plan to change our culture so it can be integrated with others, check out this fascinating interview with Norman Dodd. Mr Dodd ran the research for the Congressional Reece Committee on Tax Exempt Foundations in 1952. He found that, beginning with the Carnegie Foundation, these institutions were in fact deliberately undermining the American culture in an effort to make it collective rather than individual and controlled rather than free. The whole interview is interesting, but if you just want the shockers, start with the 15 minutes that begin at around 18:45…

For excerpts of the Dodd Report to the Reece Committee, click here…if you wish to save time, just read the underlined passages.

Some of my favorite quotes…

I just put together a tab of some of the quotes I have found illuminating over the past several years & I thought you might too…You can read them here and click through to read more, or you can click on the “Quotes” tab above. As I add new quotes I will post them separately. I couldn’t include every quote I like, but if you think there is a critical one I am missing that fits in here, please let me know by emailing me through the email tab above.


These are quotes I found interesting for one reason or another – either they illuminate a concept, reveal an agenda or present a subtle side of an argument. I don’t agree with all the sentiments here presented, but I do think they are all worth reading. Many of them I have read on the show, but I put them together here so it would be fun to read them straight down in order. I start with an oldie but a goodie, but most of the rest of the quotes are less well known. (The names are linked to their wiki entries for your convenience.)

Lord Acton

“Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.”

“Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.”

“The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”

Thomas Jefferson

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Woodrow Wilson

a few years after signing the Federal Reserve Act in 1913
“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world; no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

Louis McFadden

“[The Federal Reserve banks] are 12 private credit monopolies that were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this nation by bankers who came from Europe and who repaid our hospitality by undermining our American institutions. . . . Great Britain moved to consolidate her gains. After the treacherous signing away of America’s rights at the 7 power conference at London in July 1931 which put the Federal Reserve system under the control of the Bank of International Settlements, Great Britain began to tighten the hangman’s noose around the neck of the United States.” (1933)

Carroll Quigley

“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland; a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank… sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.”

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”(Tragedy & Hope)

David Rockefeller

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. . . . It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
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Georgia Raids Gone Wild! Podcast of June 28, 2014 Show

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For the interview with the Habersham Sheriff that I referred to on the show, click here.

Hillary on stopping thought crime & framing the issue of gun control as an “us vs us” issue when in reality it is “us vs them”:

Welsey Clark telling how the US provoked an uprising in Iraq only to let Hussein identify and wipe out civil resistance (at c. 3:45, though the whole video is fascinating):

Talking about baby Bou Bou right now on WSB – check out this video to follow the conversation

This article has the video with the Habersham County Sheriff saying there were no children’s toys or clothes to be seen, in contradiction with the mother’s claim. Was he there? Did they do surveillance? How can he be sure? Is this similar to the Kathryn Johnston case in which ATL cops just made stuff up? Tell me if you think this guy is being honest? I’ll be referring to it during the show.