WAR ON TURKEY; Erdogan Makes Further Break With NATO, Bombs NATO’s Al Qaeda Terrorists Inside Syria, Visits Iranian ‘Brothers’

January 31, 2014 by  
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(AE) – As soon as Erdogan stopped obeying the orders dictated to him by NATO’s Supreme Commander he was immediately subjected to Western orchestrated demonstrations, EU threats, Turkey’s EU membership blocked, a corruption probe, and most recently an economic attack on the Turkish Lira.

See my previous article here with a timeline of events showing Erdogan’s fall from NATO’s grace.

Considering that Turkey has the second largest army within NATO, and it appears NATO was previously pressuring Erdogan to perform some sort of invasion or incursion into Syrian territory, it’s likely we’ll see further scandals, coup attempts, or possibly another assassination attempt (see my previous article here on assassination attempt of November 2012).

 

See videos below…

 

2014.1.29 Turkish Military Launched An Aerial Strike Against ISIL Convoy Inside Syria (PressTV, youtube.com):

 

Turkish media say the country’s military has launched an aerial strike on a convoy of al-Qaeda-linked militants inside the Syrian territory.

The strike involved F-16 fighter jets that targeted several vehicles belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – known as the ISIL.  The attack occurred on Tuesday in northern Syria along the border with Turkey.  There have been reports of casualties.  The media say the Turkish troops opened fire on ISIL’s positions in northern Syria.  This after a mortar shell fired from Syria landed in Turkish territory during clashes between the ISIL and the Free Syrian Army.

 

2014.1.29 Khamenei Calls For Using All Potentialities To Deepen Bilateral Relations Between Iran & Turkey (Erdogan Visits Iran) (PressTV, youtube.com):

 

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has called for using all existing potentialities to deepen bilateral relations between Iran and Turkey.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was speaking during a meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Tayyip Erdogan.  The leader believes Tehran and Ankara should make proper use of the current opportunities.  He noted that brotherhood between Iran and Turkey has been matchless over centuries.  The Turkish prime minister said he considers Iran as Turkish officials’ second home.  Erdogan was also received by President Hassan Rouhani.  During the meeting, Rouhani said both Ankara and Tehran agree on the need to fight terrorism.  Erdogan said terrorist groups operating in the name of Islam have nothing to do with the religion.  The Turkish prime minister left Tehran after his meetings with Ayatollah Khamenei and President Rouhani.

 

2014.1.30 Uncertain Future For Turkey, Analysis Review (ECONOMIC WARFARE) (video.ft.com):

 

Turkey was once hailed exemplar of the world’s high-growth economies.  Now, the country faces tough economic adjustments and a political system gripped by allegations of corruption and disregard for the rule of law.  FT’s Frederick Studemann asks Bill Park, of King’s College, and FT Europe editor Tony Barber whether prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan can retain control.

 

http://video.ft.com/3127668532001/Uncertain-future-for-Turkey/World

 

Snowden leaks: Canada ‘spied on airport travellers’

January 31, 2014 by  
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Canada’s electronic spy agency collected data from travellers passing through a major airport, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports.

The CSEC collected information captured from unsuspecting passengers’ wireless devices by the airport’s free wi-fi system over two-weeks, the report says.

The revelations come from documents leaked by Edward Snowden, CBC says.

The CSEC is prohibited by law from targeting Canadians or anyone in Canada without an appropriate warrant.

Its primary mission is to collect foreign intelligence by intercepting overseas phone and internet traffic.

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The Jack Blood – January 31 2014 (Exclusive interview with NM Police Chief Chief Harger)

January 31, 2014 by  
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hr 1 – News
Hour 2:

TSA Harasses Police Chief – Placed On Administrative Leave – Told To Disband Entire Police Department (UPDATED)

*Exclusive interview with Chief Harger, and JB Show contributor, investigative reporter, Greg Knight

Suspicious powder mailed to hotels near Super Bowl

January 31, 2014 by  
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Here we go again…………

 

CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — The FBI and other law enforcement are investigating a suspicious white powder that was mailed to at least five New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Carlstadt Police Det. John Cleary says someone at an Econo Lodge found the substance in an envelope on Friday.Cleary says similar mailings arrived at the Homestead Inn in East Rutherford and a Renaissance Inn in Rutherford. He says investigators intercepted additional envelopes from a mail truck before it reached a Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn in Carlstadt.

Hazardous materials teams are checking out the substance. The FBI says it is investigating and no injuries have been reported.

Read more:  Washington Times
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THE 9/11 ANTHRAX FRAME-UP – What Really Happened

911 Truth Bowl: Seahawks Coach Carroll a 911 Truther?

January 31, 2014 by  
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Of course… My Hometown is Representing! ~ JB

Peter Chiarelli, who had just finished his term as the Army’s vice chief of staff, visited Peter Carroll at the Seattle Seahawks headquarters.

By Dr. Kevin Barrett

Rome had its gladiators. The Aztecs had their epic human sacrifices. But in all the annals of bloody spectacle, nothing has ever drawn a crowd like America’s biggest annual event: The Super Bowl.

In 2011, 111 million people watched the Super Bowl, making it the most-viewed television program in US history.

American football, unlike European football, is a violent, militaristic game. The gist: Two teams of eleven muscular men in plastic armor pummel each other into oblivion as they march up and down the field capturing territory while trying to penetrate each others’ “end zone.”

The game rose with the military-industrial society it represents. American football surpassed the gentler sport of baseball as America’s national pastime during the post-World War II years of US imperial expansion.

Normally, the Super Bowl – with its ritual militarized violence and crass, tasteless, often downright perverse advertisements – represents American culture at its worst. But this year’s Super Bowl, scheduled for February 2nd, will have one redeeming feature: It will put the national spotlight on the rise of the 9/11 truth movement.

The Seattle Seahawks, who will be playing the Denver Broncos for the championship, are coached by a 9/11 truther, Pete Carroll. This fact has already begun to astonish the middlebrow world of mainstream American football audiences.

The sports blogosphere is already spilling over with outraged headlines:

“Is Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther?”

“Report: Pete Carroll May Be 9/11 Truther”

“Pete Carroll seeks truth about 9/11 from four-star general”

“Pete Carroll, 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist”

What did Pete Carroll do to achieve such notoriety?

Last spring, Carroll grilled four-star general, Peter Chiarelli –  who had just retired as the US Army’s Vice Chief of Staff –  about whether 9/11 was an inside job. Carroll expressed skepticism about whether an airliner really hit the Pentagon, and apparently also remarked on the obvious controlled demolition of World Trade Center Building 7, and the only slightly less-obvious explosive demolitions of the Twin Towers: “Every 9/11 conspiracy theory you can think of, Pete asked about,” said Riki Ellison, an ex-football player turned military advocate who was present at the meeting.

Gen. Chiarelli was understandably annoyed by Carroll’s questions about 9/11. Obviously the general could not publicly deviate from the official story of 9/11 without endangering his career – and perhaps his life. So Carroll was basically forcing Chiarelli to lie. By confronting Chiarelli about the all-too-obvious 9/11 inside job – the biggest barrel of political dynamite in US history – Pete Carroll became an honorary member of We Are Change, an activist group that specializes in guerrilla video “interviews” with suspected 9/11 cover-up criminals and traitors.

What Carroll did to Chiarelli was exactly what We Are Change members repeatedly did to Rudy Giuliani when the former New York mayor was running for president. Everywhere Giuliani went, he was met by We Are Change activists with video cameras asking: “Since you have admitted that you knew in advance that the Twin Towers were going to ‘collapse,’ why didn’t you warn the firefighters?” Those brave 9/11 truth activists changed history by forcing Giuliani to drop his presidential bid. Without them, we probably would already have been led into World War III by President Giuliani.

Pete Carroll is not the only American football celebrity who has championed 9/11 truth. Another patriotic athlete, Mark Stepnowski, first spoke out for 9/11 truth in 2007.

Carroll and Stepnowski are presumably just the tip of the iceberg. It seems likely that the majority of NFL players know, or at least suspect, that 9/11 was an inside job. Though this may seem counter-intuitive, since athletes are stereotyped as being stupid and authoritarian, the reality is that NFL players have to be smart and capable of thinking for themselves to rise to the professional level.

The fact that most NFL players are African-American also contributes to the likelihood that many favor 9/11 truth. Polls have shown that roughly one-third of Americans – 36% in a well-known Scripps poll –  think it likely that 9/11 was an inside job. In the African-American community, which understands the evil the US government is capable of, the figure is undoubtedly much higher.

By coming out publicly for 9/11 truth, Pete Carroll has joined some of America’s most popular celebrities: Musicians Willie Nelson, Harry Belafonte, Mos Def, Eminem, Jadakiss, Immortal Technique, Henry Rollins, and Richie Havens; actors Peter Coyote, Ed Asner, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Roseann Barr, Sharon Stone, and Michael Moore;  and two of America’s most critically-acclaimed filmmakers, David Lynch and Richard Linklater, all of whom are among the thousands of notables and experts listed at PatriotsQuestion911.com.

Pete Carroll’s reputation as a fearless 9/11 truth-seeker will be the talk of many an American dinner table as Super Bowl XLVII approaches. As the blogosphere drives the topic into public consciousness, the mainstream media will be forced to cover the issue.

Carroll will be too busy preparing for the big game to allow such talks to distract him. But when more than 100 million Americans sit down to watch Coach Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos on Sunday, February 2nd, the 9/11 truth issue will be on many minds.

Rest assured: No marching band will re-enact the controlled demolition of Building 7 during halftime. Nor will Mos Def, Eminem, Immortal Technique and Jadakiss rap “Bush knocked down the Towers” –  though such a halftime show be even more scandalously memorable than the inadequacies of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe. And if Seattle wins, don’t expect Coach Carroll to scream out on live on Fox TV: “This one’s for the truthers!”

Super Bowl XLVII will not offer a final, decisive victory for 9/11 truth. But thanks to the courage of Seattle coach Pete Carroll, it will help push this critically-important issue into the national limelight. If, some day in the not-so-distant future, the historical record is officially corrected, national policy adjusted, and a modicum of justice achieved, one of the people we will have to thank will be an unusually gutsy professional football coach named Pete Carroll.

Is Pete Carroll A 9/11 Truther? – Deadspin

Is Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther? – The Blaze

Report: Pete Carroll May Be 9/11 Truther – Breitbart

Is Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll a 9/11 Truther? | Slog

Third Banker, Former Fed Member, “Found Dead” Inside A Week

January 31, 2014 by  
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If the stock market were already crashing then it would be simple to blame the dismally sad rash of dead bankers in the last week on that – certainly that was reflected in 1929. However, for the third time in the last week, a senior financial executive has died in what appears to be a suicide.

As Bloomberg reports, following the deaths of a JPMorgan senior manager (Tuesday) and a Deutsche Bank executive (Sunday), Russell Investments’ Chief Economist (and former Fed economist) Mike Dueker was found dead at the side of a highway in Washington State. Police said the death appeared to be a suicide.

Via Bloomberg,

 Mike Dueker, the chief economist at Russell Investments, was found dead at the side of a highway that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50.

He may have jumped over a 4-foot (1.2-meter) fence before falling down a 40- to 50-foot embankment, Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer said yesterday. He said the death appeared to be a suicide.

Dueker was reported missing on Jan. 29, and a group of friends had been searching for him along with law enforcement. Troyer said Dueker was having problems at work, without elaborating.

Dueker was in good standing at Russell, said Jennifer Tice, a company spokeswoman. She declined to comment on Troyer’s statement about Dueker’s work issues.

But as Michael Snyder noted recently, if the stock market was already crashing, it would be easy to blame the suicides on that.  The world certainly remembers what happened during the crash of 1929

 Historically, bankers have been stereotyped as the most likely to commit suicide. This has a lot to do with the famous 1929 stock market crash, which resulted in 1,616 banks failing and more than 20,000 businesses going bankrupt.

 

The number of bankers committing suicide directly after the crash is thought to have been only around 20, with another 100 people connected to the financial industry dying at their own hand within the year.

Dueker had also been a research economist at the St. Louis Fed:

 He published dozens of research papers over the past two decades, many on monetary policy, according to the St. Louis Fed’s website, which ranks him among the top 5 percent of economists by number of works published. His most-cited work was a 1997 paper titled “Strengthening the case for the yield curve as a predictor of U.S. recessions,” published by the reserve bank while he was a researcher there.

So, with stocks a mere 4% off their highs, are so many high ranking and well respected bankers committing suicide?

Read more at Zero Hedge

Infowar / Cyber Command Vice Admiral to Be Named N.S.A. Director

January 30, 2014 by  
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NYT

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would nominate Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers to become the new director of the National Security Agency and the commander of the new Pentagon unit that directs the country’s offensive cyberoperations, according to senior administration officials.

Admiral Rogers, a cryptologist by training who has quietly risen to the top of naval intelligence operations, would become the public face of the N.S.A. at a moment that it is caught in the cross hairs of the roiling debate about whether its collection of information about American citizens and foreign leaders has exceeded legal constraints and common sense.

Admiral Rogers would succeed General Keith B. Alexander, who has served as N.S.A. director for nearly nine years and was the first to direct both the civilian spy agency and its military partner, the four-year-old United States Cyber Command.

Since General Alexander announced his plans to retire, Admiral Rogers has been viewed as the leading candidate to succeed him. But Admiral Rogers would come to the job with far more experience in code-breaking and the design of America’s new arsenal of cyberweapons than he would in dealing with the civil liberties issues that have engulfed the N.S.A.

The admiral’s nomination will have to be confirmed by the Senate, and the hearings could well become enmeshed in questions over the future of the N.S.A. and its bulk data collection programs.

A presidential advisory panel recommended in December that President Obama split the jobs of N.S.A. director and head of the Cyber Command, which would have separated the civilian surveillance and code-breaking tasks from the development of cyberweapons and the defense of military networks.

But Mr. Obama rejected that advice before the panel issued its report, concluding that the surveillance and cyberwar functions were so interrelated that separating the jobs would set the United States back in what has become a global arms race to develop cyberweapons.

The administration also intends to nominate Rick Ledgett (sic, Legdett)  to serve as deputy director of the N.S.A. Mr. Ledgett leads the agency’s Media Leaks Task Force, which has been assessing the damage done by Edward J. Snowden, the former agency contractor who obtained more than a million documents as a systems administrator in Hawaii.

Mr. Ledgett, in an interview on the CBS News program “60 Minutes,” said that “it’s worth having a conversation” about granting Mr. Snowden amnesty from prosecution in return for a full accounting of what he took and where the remaining unpublished data is.

“I would need assurances that the remainder of the data could be secured, and my bar for those assurances would be very high,” Mr. Ledgett said.

The White House immediately rejected the idea of an amnesty, but Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said recently that he would be open to talking about a plea bargain that gave Mr. Snowden a reduced sentence or reduced charges if he returned from Russia, where he is living in temporary asylum.

In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel alluded to the challenges Admiral Rogers will face. “Vice Admiral Rogers would bring extraordinary and unique qualifications to this position as the agency continues its vital mission and implements President Obama’s reforms,” Mr. Hagel said from Poland, where he is traveling. “I am also confident that Admiral Rogers has the wisdom to help balance the demands of security, privacy and liberty in our digital age.” (gag)

Mr. Obama interviewed Admiral Rogers for the job recently, and the appeal of his background was obvious: A president who has embraced the use of cyberweapons, and warned of the threat of cyberattacks on the United States, saw in the admiral a man who is described by his Navy peers as a master of a technology that is as critical to defending its fleet today as radar was when it was developed 70 years ago.

Admiral Rogers began his career not in intelligence or electronics, but in traditional surface warfare. He was commissioned via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps after graduating from Auburn University in 1981, and worked in combat naval gunfire support, serving in operations off Grenada, Beirut and El Salvador. (Contra rebel support)

But in 1986, after five years in the service, he made a leap that prepared him for the post he is now entering: He transferred to cryptology, and trained in both electronic and information warfare. A number of assignments to various warships and carrier strike groups followed, as well as duty supporting United States and NATO missions in the Balkans and for the war in Afghanistan.

Eleven years ago, as the United States was invading Iraq, he joined the military’s prestigious Joint Staff, which works for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He specialized in computer network attack — what today is call cyberwar — and subsequently served in senior staff positions to the Joint Staff’s director and to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

In 2007, he became director of intelligence for the military’s Pacific Command, where China and its tremendous cybersurveillance abilities are a priority. Two years later he became director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and two years ago he was named commander of the Fleet Cyber Command, created a year before with responsibilities for all of the Navy’s cyberwarfare efforts. It is the Navy’s component of the United States Cyber Command, which he will lead if confirmed.

Correction: January 30, 2014
An earlier version of this article spelled incorrectly the surname of the new deputy director of the N.S.A. He is Rick Ledgett, not Rick Leggett.

 

From his Military Bio page:

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers

Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet

Vice Adm. Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986.

He assumed his present duties as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/commander, U.S. 10th   Fleet in September 2011. Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Rogers has also been the director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command.

Duties afloat have included service at the unit level as a SWO aboard USS Caron (DD 970); at the strike group level as the senior cryptologist on the staff of Commander, Carrier Group Two/John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group; and, at the numbered fleet level on the staff of Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet embarked in USS Lasalle (AGF 3) as the fleet information operations (IO) officer and fleet cryptologist.  He has also led cryptologic direct support missions aboard U.S. submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean.

Ashore, Rogers commanded Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine (1998-2000); and, has served at Naval Security Group Department; NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain; Naval Military Personnel Command; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; the Bureau of Personnel as the cryptologic junior officer detailer; and, Commander, Naval Security Group Command as aide and executive assistant (EA) to the commander.

Rogers’ joint service both afloat and ashore has been extensive and, prior to becoming a flag officer, he served at U.S. Atlantic Command, CJTF 120 Operation Support Democracy (Haiti), Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, Europe, and the Joint Staff. His Joint Staff duties (2003-2007) included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops, EA to the J3, EA to two Directors of the Joint Staff, special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of the Chairman’s Action Group, and a leader of the JCS Joint Strategic Working Group.

Rogers is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College.  He is also an Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI fellow and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.

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