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"Sheep dipping"

The recent drip feed release of redacted CIA papers, relating to the murder of JFK, have kept the chatterati transfixed but the official narrative has long since been debunked. As in all false flag operations, the "patsies" inevitably have intelligence services minders; in Lee Harvey Oswald's case, the CIA.

Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy by James Corbett
In this week’s special documentary episode of the podcast, we explore the life and legend of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he a poor, disgruntled loner or an overachieving marine? A presidential assassin or a sheep-dipped patsy?

James has initiated an open source investigation into the JFK files to ascertain what other pieces of the jigsaw can be slotted into place. In spite of the misdirections and redactions, the files may reveal more of the story.

What’s In The JFK Files? – An Open Source Investigation by the Corbett Report
So, the much-ballyhooed JFK files have been released (mostly? sort of?), and exactly as predicted they point more fingers back at those dastardly Russkies and their lone wolf shooter Oswald. Well, no one was expecting to find Allen Dulles’ signature on the hit contract, were they? Still, there are interesting nuggets to be found in the release, so let’s get to work.

James refers to James Angleton,  a shadowy CIA official who cultivated and manipulated US establishment support of Israel.

The goy and the golem: James Angleton and the rise of Israel by Philip Weiss
The special relationship between the United States and Israel is usually viewed as the product of great forces, the imperial interests of the United States in the cold war and the work of establishment Jewish groups after Israel’s two regional wars 50 years ago. But individuals play a part, too; and a new biography of the secretive CIA official James Angleton shows the power that a non-Jewish rightwing nationalist played in knitting the two countries together, and building up Israel.
“Angleton was was a leading architect of America’s strategic relationship with Israel that endures and dominates the region to this day,” Jefferson Morley writes in The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton.  More than any other man, the longtime chief of U.S. counterintelligence made possible Israel’s shift “from an embattled settler state into a strategic ally  of the world’s greatest superpower.”

While exposing more anomalies in the official JFK assassination narrative is useful, we already know the system murdered JFK and covered up its crimes - the patterns repeat. We also know who controls the system and from whence comes their power. Successive iterations of Critical Thinking's analysis reveal the tragic flaws built into the political economy.

The bigger "open source investigation" needs to co-create a shared understanding of reality - from that shared understanding, the solutions to our problems will evolve.

Lab rats on the human farm

Yesterday's Daily Pickings highlighted geoengineering and its harmful impacts on life. Strange illnesses are taking hold among a growing number of people; these conditions seem to be related to what's in the atmosphere and consequently in the food chain and water supply. That would be bad enough but the deliberate creation and experimental use of pathogens for biological/chemical warfare takes us to a new level. The population of Georgia have been used as laboratory animals for testing, without their knowledge. Copious evidence suggests that such practices are neither new nor restricted to Georgia.

Blockbuster/Exclusive: Deadly US Bio-warfare Exposed by Gordon Duff
Jeffrey Silverman is VT’s bureau chief in Georgia, covering the Caucuses and Caspian.  His background is in the US Army’s biological and chemical warfare program but today he is a journalist and educator.
Here are the charges:
- The US moved into the Republic of Georgia to take over former Soviet bio-weapons facilities, seizing their store of pathogens
- That the US Navy along with Georgia’s security services operate an illegal facility that tests advanced strains of diseases like swine flu, measles, rabbit fever and plague, killing many and covering it up using private security hit teams
- Chemical weapons manufactured there are used in Syria and blamed on the Damascus government
- There is a plan to depopulate the Middle East, using a group of “Armageddon” pathogens, afoot at the Tbilisi lab

Clearly, most of us are disposable livestock in the eye of the "farmers" and the human health consequences of their actions are secondary to profit, power and the greater agenda. Drugs are an essential element of empire and opium production has soared in Helmand, Afghanistan since the British army reversed the control exerted by the Taliban which had almost eradicated the problem.

UK Column News - 16th November 2017
[Britain] opened the door to narco-traffickers in [Afghanistan], and now it is impossible to tell the difference between the traffickers and the insurgents.

Yesterday's UK Column also refers to human trafficking: another revenue stream operating with the consent and complicity of the establishment, in spite of protestations of "concern".

The system lies and coerces those within it to lie. Whistleblowers, like Melanie Shaw (child abuse victim), Bradley/Chelsea Manning etc. are incarcerated and abused while the rest of us look away. If we continue to look away, we'll end up like the rats used in laboratory experiments, in the incinerator.

This is why we need to listen to each other rather than shouting at the "other".

The system needs us to be divided and in conflict. Why should we give it what it wants?


"The army is doing something about the weather"

Denial of the reality of chemtrails, HAARP and weather manipulation flies in the face of historic and current evidence.

Within the video there is mention of the 1953 Linmouth, UK flood which coincided with Project Cumulus, a Royal Air Force weather manipulation program. It goes on to describe US projects Skyfire, Skywater, Stormfury, operation Ranchhand,  HAARP, chemtrails and Agent Orange and their devastating military and accidental consequences.

We know the climate change agendas have sinister implications, manipulation of the weather is only one of them. The toxins sprayed into the atmosphere and high frequency microwaves could account for deterioration in human health and is consistent with the depopulation/eugenics agenda.

If we don't co-create a shared understanding of what is really going on, this suicidal madness will not stop.

Blair, Brown and the bankster scam

Debt on money created from nothing is what the global economy runs on. Credit cards, mortgages, unsecured loans and on and on. But how to enslave the young in debt at the first opportunity? Student fees and debt was a gift to the banksters from the Blair/Brown junta but the icing on the cake was PFI/PPP for their schools building program.

Sell off public assets to banksters in exchange for phantom money. A bit like the KKR takeover of RJR Nabisco or Mohamed al Fayed's purchase of Harrods store in London, the assets are purchased using the cashflow from the assets themselves. In effect, not only were assets given to banksters but the public purse was opened to perpetual plunder to fund the ongoing finance costs and often woefully inadequate facilities management.

The global economic system is a giant ponzi scheme in which money created from nothing steals wealth from us all. Why? Because we're farmed and PFI, taxes etc. form the harvest from human cattle. If we co-create a shared understanding of how the world works, the banksters' power and wealth will evaporate.