FULL : Nigel Farage Speech At European Parliament – Brexit Vote – EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker

Published on 28 Jun 2016

‘You’re not laughing now’ – Farage goads European Parliament

Nigel Farage told fellow MEPs “you’re not laughing now” as he was barracked and booed at an emergency meeting of the European Parliament to discuss Brexit.
The Ukip leader accused them of being “in denial” about the euro crisis, immigration and the imposition “by stealth, by deception, without ever telling the truth” of a political union.

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Offering a tongue in cheek “thank you for the warm welcome”, he told them: “When I came here 17 years ago and said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union you all laughed at me.

“Well I have to say you’re not laughing now are you?”

As the session was disrupted by constant shouts of dissent, Parliament president Martin Schulz was forced to intervene, warning members that “o ne major quality of democracy is that you listen to those even if you don’t share their opinion”.

At a highly charged session in the Brussels chamber, Mr Farage declared: “The reason you are so upset, the reason you are so angry, has been perfectly clear from all the angry exchanges this morning: you are in denial.

“You are in denial that your currency is failing,” he said.

Facing down more boos, he said: “As a policy to impose poverty on Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean, you have done very well.

“You are in denial over (German chancellor) Mrs Merkel’s call last year for as many people as possible to cross the Mediterranean into the European Union, which has led to massive divisions between countries and within countries.

“But the biggest problem you have got, and the main reason the United Kingdom voted the way it did, is that you have, by stealth, by deception, without ever telling the truth to the British or the rest of the peoples of Europe, you have imposed upon them a political union.”

Earlier Mr Farage sparred with EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who questioned why he had attended.

“That’s the last time you are applauding here,” Mr Juncker said after the fiercely anti-EU politician applauded his opening statement that Europe “must respect British democracy and the way it has expressed its view”.

“To some extent I am really surprised that you are here,” he told him.

“You were fighting for the exit, the British people voted in favour of the exit. Why are you here?”

Mr Farage told him it was a “pleasure”.

The pair were seen to share an embrace, with the famously tactile Mr Juncker appearing to kiss the politician on the ear

“Radical Islamic terrorists,” or radicalizing American imperialism? – What radicals have previously failed to achieve in my village, one drone strike accomplished in an instant

Farea Al-muslimi, a Yemeni citizen, April 2013:

“What radicals have previously failed to achieve in my village, one drone strike accomplished in an instant: there is now an intense anger and growing hatred of America. . . . The drones are the face of America to many Yemenis.”

Published on 10 Jan 2013
The illegal assassinations and slaughter of innocent civilians, including hundreds of the children, has become the hallmark of President Obama’s war policies. Rather than making America more secure, it is a policy that will inevitably cause blowback against the United States, by relatives and communities who have suffered loss seeking revenge for the killing of their loved ones.

Orlando: the Latest Victim of Radicalizing American Imperialism

“I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi . . . may Allah accept me.” “The real Muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west.” . . . “You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes . . . now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” (“Orlando terrorist’s chilling Facebook posts from inside club revealed,” By Malia Zimmerman, Fox News, June 15, 2016)

 

Civil Uprising Escalates Against Rothschild’s City Of London As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum — Political Vel Craft

It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving: Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the […]

via Civil Uprising Escalates Against Rothschild’s City Of London As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum — Political Vel Craft

After Orlando, Democrats and Republicans Clamor for Expanded Police State

Source: http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/after-orlando-democrats-and-republicans-clamor-for-expanded-police-state/

The horrific massacre in Orlando has once again thrust the specter of domestic terrorism into the limelight, and into the media space.  Pundits and politicians alike have taken the incident as yet another opportunity to thump their chests about the need for even more counter-terrorism legislation, a further increase in surveillance state activity and, of course, more war abroad.

And while such opportunists posture as defenders of the American people, none care to face the inescapable reality that since 9-11, and the introduction of numerous pieces of draconian legislation ostensibly aimed at combatting terrorism, the agencies charged with surveillance and law enforcement have not managed to prevent attacks.  Obviously, this raises the question of what exactly legislation such as the PATRIOT Act is really intended for if not to ‘keep Americans safe.’

But even more critical than retrospective criticism of the erosion of civil liberties after nearly a decade and a half of propaganda and fearmongering, is the need to oppose the further expansion of such legislation and domestic spying programs.  Indeed, while what were once considered rights are now seen as passé, the US is staring down the barrel of a presidential election where the leading candidates are calling for even more surveillance, expanded government databases, and more billions of dollars to be poured into the NSA, FBI, CIA, DIA, and the rest of the alphabet soup that comprises Police State USA.

Clinton, Trump, and Death as Political Currency

In the immediate aftermath of the heinous slaughter in Orlando, the neoconservative-neoliberal chimera known as Hillary Clinton predictably called for an expansion of surveillance and the police state. Less than 48 hours after the attack, in a speech in Cleveland, Clinton proclaimed:

We already know we need more resources for this fight. The professionals who keep us safe would be the first to say we need better intelligence to discover and disrupt terrorist plots before they can be carried out.  That’s why I’ve proposed an ‘intelligence surge’ to bolster our capabilities across the board, with appropriate safeguards here at home.

As with all things Hillary [pictured here], one mHillary C insertust carefully deconstruct the statement to unravel the distortions and empty rhetoric, and distill her actual proposal. The first part of her statement is instantly suspect as the US has already grossly inflated its intelligence budget.  According to the Federation of American Scientists, the 2017 intelligence budget will reach nearly $70 billion, with $50 billion being spent on the National Intelligence Program (NIP).  One would have to seriously question the logic in Clinton’s statement, namely the implied consensus about the need for more resources. How much more exactly will prevent incidents like the one in Orlando?  Perhaps another $50 billion would do the trick?

The second fallacy embedded in the torrent of misinformation that is a Hillary Clinton speech excerpt is the specious argument that “better intelligence” would “discover and disrupt terrorist plots before they can be carried out.” This vacuous statement must be dismissed out of hand after one considers the fact that the alleged Orlando killer, Omar Mateen, was investigated, followed, and interviewed by the FBI multiple times (he was also introduced to FBI informants whose responsibility was likely to keep tabs on him).

So, according to Clinton the US should spend tens of billions more dollars to fund the agencies and programs that already have the ability to single out a potential terrorist, do all the leg work to establish contact with him, invest human resources into his case, and yet still be unable to stop his alleged actions. To put it in terms Hillary’s Wall Street patrons would understand: sounds like a bad investment strategy.

The third unmistakably wrongheaded statement (I only selected three sentences, so she’s 3 for 3) is the absolutely odious suggestion of an “intelligence surge” to improve the capabilities of the intelligence community. In fact, what Clinton is actually suggesting is a massive increase in contracts awarded to private intelligence firms and military contractors, though veiling it as a boost to the intelligence community.  This fact is made clear by the renowned investigative journalist Tim Shorrock in his 2008 book Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing where he notes that:

In 2006… the cost of America’s spying and surveillance activities outsourced to contractors reached $42 billion, or about 70 percent of the estimated $60 billion the government spends every year on foreign and domestic intelligence. Unfortunately, we cannot know the true extent of outsourcing, for two reasons. First, in 2007, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) refused to release an internal report on contracting out of fear that its disclosure would harm U.S. national security interests. Second, most intelligence contracts are classified, allowing companies like CACI to hide their activities behind a veil of secrecy.

Think about that figure for a second: 70 percent of the intelligence budget goes to outsourcing.  In other words, government expenditure on surveillance and intelligence is an indirect subsidy to private corporations.  This should come as no surprise considering similar indirect subsidies to energy companies, private mercenaries, and even big retail corporations.

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Of course, Clinton knows all this perfectly well.  So when she calls for an intelligence surge what she’s actually doing is making clear to her military-industrial-surveillance complex cronies that she will make sure to feed the goose that continues to lay the golden eggs.  Just like her speeches to Goldman Sachs served to reassure Wall Street that she was their lady, so too does Clinton use the tragic events in Orlando to give a wink and a nod to Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International, and the rest.

As with all things Clinton, her words drip with cynicism like her hands drip with the blood of Libyans, Syrians, Iraqis, Serbians, and countless others.

It should be mentioned too that aside from just funding, Clinton undoubtedly represents a further rightward shift in terms of “anti-terror” legislation – the kinds of bills that she’d promote and sign into law as president would be, to put it bluntly, no different than the Bush era bills that she supported such as the PATRIOT Act.  As Conor Friedersdorf noted in The Atlantic in 2015:

[Clinton] served in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2009. She cast votes that enabled the very NSA spying that many now regard as a betrayal. And she knew all about what the NSA wasn’t telling the public. To say now that the NSA should’ve been more transparent raises this question: Why wasn’t Clinton among the Democrats working for more transparency?

Friedersdorf is being much too kind with his concluding rhetorical question.  Clinton is perhaps one of the most hawkish surveillance state proponents in the US.  Her total disregard for even the basic tenets of the US Constitution, let alone domestic or international law, make her not only unfit for office, but a dangerous criminal.

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And then of course there’s the trainwreck made flesh, Donald Trump [pictured here], who with his typically bombastic and utterly vacuous public statements has once again managed to make the criminal Hillary into the “sensible one.” In a speech on Monday June 13, Trump reverted to his usual racist demagogy that is light on actual policy prescriptions and heavy on xenophobia, racism, and outright lies. But in the midst of the Trump madness, there are indeed kernels of policy that should be worrying.

During the speech Trump called, once again, for a ban on Muslim immigration to the US, warning of “major consequences” for the Muslim community in the country.  But Trump went further saying, “We have a dysfunctional immigration system, which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens properly.”  Again, Trump provides no specific policy prescription, but the implication from his statement is an increase in surveillance of citizens domestically, as well as presumably the codification of a deeply racist immigration system which would discriminate based on religion and/or ethnicity.

Trump continued, saying “With these people, folks, it’s coming. We’re importing radical Islamic terrorism into the West through a failed immigration system and through an intelligence community held back by our president.”  Here again Trump aligns with Clinton.  While supposedly the two are opposed to one another, the fact is that both accept the false assumption that our problems would be solved if only we could just stop “holding back” the intelligence community.  Clinton calls for a surge while Trump calls for taking off the training wheels. Sort of like an argument about which is better Pepsi or orange juice.

The Police State Is Not the Answer

While the Demopublican-Republicrat Party continues its political posturing, the assumptions that both have internalized are what need to be excised from the body politic.  It is patently absurd to call for more surveillance in a country where, thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know the following:

June 11, 2013 -- The rise of cloud computing -- with millions of people storing data on servers in the United States -- enabled vast amounts of personal data to be collected by the U.S. National Security Agency’s PRISM programme. Graphic shows how phone-billing software developed to analyse web usage and senable ervice providers to offer special deals suited to each consumer's usage patterns has been hijacked by spooks.

* The PRISM program allows “The National Security Agency and the FBI [to tap] directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, emails, documents, and connection logs.” According to cybersecurity experts PRISM uses obviously illegal tactics to “circumvent formal legal processes…to seek personal material such as emails, photos and videos.”

* The BLARNEY system is utilized extensively. According to former AT&T technician Mark Klein and former Senior Advisor for Internet Technology at the FCC Scott Marcus, “Using a device called a ‘splitter’ a complete copy of the internet traffic that AT&T receives…is diverted onto a separate fiber-optic cable which is connected to a room which is controlled by the NSA.” Therefore, unlike PRISM, which the government and its apologists attempt to justify as being used to target key individuals, BLARNEY has no such capacity. Rather, it is designed solely to collect data, all internet data, to be used and likely stored.

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* The NSA has constructed enormous data storage facilities such as the Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. [pictured here] As one top security official told Wired, “Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.”

Naturally, there is not nearly enough space here to detail all of the myriad surveillance programs. But, taking them together with what we know of government funding to private intelligence firms, how could anyone rightly argue that surveillance should be increased?  If anything, the enormous expenditure has proven utterly useless.

Indeed, the legal framework developed in the post-9/11 era including draconian legislation such as the PATRIOT Act, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and many others, laid the foundation for the systemic and systematic stripping away of civil liberties and human rights. The technical infrastructure has been steadily evolving since 9/11 as technology continues to improve, providing the intelligence agencies with ever more tools for surveillance and intelligence gathering. The continued, unrestrained neoliberal policy of privatization has created a complex network of companies, contractors, and subcontractors, usually working independently of each other, all in the service of the security state. Finally, the political landscape in the United States has so thoroughly devolved that elected officials are more concerned about stopping the whistleblowers and leakers, than about addressing America’s continued descent into a fascist police state.

Such is the state of the union in 2016.  And while the aspiring Mass Murderer-in-Chief Clinton continues to attack the political snake-charmer Trump, and The Donald does what The Donald does, the bodies of 50 innocent people are being laid to rest. Must the values and freedoms that the US allegedly once stood for also be buried?

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About the author: Eric Draitser is the founder of StopImperialism.org and host of CounterPunch Radio. He is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City. You can reach him at ericdraitser@gmail.com.

Time’s Up!! Obama’s Third Term FEMA 2016 Martial Law Disaster! Time’s Up! Time’s Up!

Published on 13 Jun 2016

Time is up. We are in the “Year of Light” and the full ushering in of the Antichrist System. Immediate preparations are needed for those born again in Jesus the Messiah.

Barack Obama’s third term is, quite simply, not difficult to accomplish. It takes one declaration: martial law, to suspend the Constitution and usher in a provisional government. There is evidence a classified plan has existed for several decades about suspending the U.S. Constitution in a time of national disaster and setting up the “continuity of government” (i.e. provisional governance). A provisional government is NOT accountable to the U.S. Constitution, nor would it be accountable to the Posse Comitatus Act (also remember the Posse Comitatus does not apply to several branches of the U.S. military already). This act is not strong enough to prevent a martial scenario under Constitutional rights, let alone under a provisional government where citizens no longer have Constitutional rights).

We have been warned by several people that not only is an Obama third term and U.S. presidential election 2016 cancellation a real threat, but that Obama IS INTENTIONALLY TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE HE WILL HAVE A THIRD TERM. Specifically, four individuals including Ben Carson, Allen West, Larry Nichols, and Senator Chris Murphy have made suggestions about a martial law scenario breaking out under Barack Obama. Ben Carson said that he believed Obama could cancel the election under wide-spread anarchy, while Allen West said that Obama wants a third term and was making maneuvers to secure a third term. Larry Nichols has mentioned that a FEMA provisional government is waiting to be implemented. Nichols’ claim is supported by a Congressional hearing in which Congressman Jack Brooks pressed Oliver North about the “continuity of government” (provisional governance) during a time of national disaster and a suspension of the Constitution. And lastly, Chris Murphy spoke out against his own party leader (Obama), declaring that a bill fast-tracked through the Senate back in January 2016 grants Obama the ability to use the U.S. military to martial anywhere in the world at any time for any reason, including inside the United States. Why would Mitch McConnell fast-track a bill authorizing Obama international martial capabilities? This bill was supposedly to “fight” ISIS, except if you read and understand the bill, it has nothing to do with ISIS. This bill appears to be about the future conflict that is coming, an outbreak of chaos inside the United States and throughout the world. In such a situation, the U.S. military will function in a martial capacity.

We have heard recently several leaders, including Obama, Governors Kate Brown, Jerry Brown, and Jay Inslee of Oregon, California, and Washington states respectively, have openly called for people to store up food and water, have an “escape route” and have a emergency contact list. Simultaneously, several of Canada’s leaders have also issued warnings of an imminent event. Just last month students in Albert were told to “be ready” for a climate catastrophe, while British Colombia is prepping for the Cascadia Subduction zone to “blow,” causing a 9.0+ Earthquake and tsunami. Why are they all now saying this? Is something coming?

If something is coming, then I am ready. I want to encourage all people to believe Jesus as the Messiah. Time is now up.

Music: Ross Bugden and Orbital Music

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Russia To Release Hillary Intercepted Emails? — Nwo Report

Source: Defense & Foreign Affairs Reliable intelligence sources in the West have indicated that warnings had been received that the Russian Government could in the near future release the text of email messages intercepted from U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server from the time she was U.S. Secretary of State. The release would, […]

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Police clash with demonstrators in Paris amid fresh labour reform protests — Peace and Freedom

AFP © Dominique Faget, AFP | French anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against proposed labour reforms in Paris on June 14, 2016 Text by FRANCE 24 Latest update : 2016-06-14 French police arrested at least six people in Paris on Tuesday as student groups and unions once again marched against contested labour […]

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