Monday, November 17, 2014

The Marriage Of Terrorism And The Media : A Match Made In Hell

A sober, realistic analysis of "mainstream  media" sponsored "ISIS" terrorism and the ramifications for American expatriates, military personnel, their families and U.S. citizens travelling abroad    

By Robert S. Finnegan

Today, the world was treated once again to news reports confirming the beheading of yet another American by the so-called "ISIS" terrorist organisation.

The victim this time was U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, a Veteran Army Ranger captured last year in Syria while on a private humanitarian mission. The video claiming to show the beheading posted online by the so-called "Islamic State" also includes a mass-beheading of men purported to be Syrian army personnel. Mainstream media outlets along with "social media" again run screeching front page stories and broadcast clips of "Jihad John," their latest internet death-porn star now raking in millions for their corporate coffers as their audiences are held spellbound by this latest disgusting spectacle and free advertising for terrorist recruitment.

This is the new cash cow for "news" organisations and they are already addicted to it, requiring their daily/weekly "fix" of terror to keep their ratings at what are now all time highs. They continue to deny any responsibility for these deaths by providing these animals with 24/7 rock star coverage.

Fallout for Expats

The bottom line for expatriates is that they are now all in danger of being kidnapped, held for ransom and media exposure that is instantly provided by the corporate "mainstream media." Then, when their usefulness has been played out and the story bled dry they are made into unwilling actors in terrorist snuff videos.

Administration officials continue dump gas on the "terrorism" fire with outlandish claims, innuendo and outright lies while placing U.S. weapons and ordnance in the hands of the "ISIS/FSA" mercenaries that wind up killing American servicemen and women, all with an assist from their "mainstream media" allies and propagandists.

The reality today is that no American is safe in any foreign country, and especially in the Middle East and countries with large Muslim populations susceptible to influence and/or domination by radical fundamentalists who employ terror tactics on their own populations in order to force adherence to their extremist, aberrant  "laws" that have nothing to do with the teachings if Islam, and everything to do with extortion, blackmail, coercion and murder.

They are simply criminals hiding behind the banner of religion.

The international public is never exposed to this side of the story however through responsible, professional and comprehensive media coverage.

This would indeed de-mystify and expose these animals what what they really are; nothing more than criminal scum aided and abetted by the intelligence agencies of the United States (CIA), Britain (MI6) and Persian Gulf state dictatorships, among others.

Democratic Freedoms Gutted

Terrorism is profitable, the overhead costs negligible when measured against the returns both monetary and in aiding, abetting and furthering government suppression of civilian democratic freedoms in the name of fighting it.

The "war on terror" during the last decade has been a boon for the military-industrial complexes in the U.S. and Western countries, with corporate profits quadrupling over the years.

The militarisation of police has created an atmosphere of fear and loathing in America, as they are increasingly armed and equipped with "surplus" U.S. military arms and vehicles - for free and now deploy them against American citizens with impunity.

Corporate "mainstream media" hacks and frauds continually downplay and excuse the use of excessive force by police citing "domestic terrorism" as justification, giving them further incentive to push boundaries in a manner that was unthinkable and unacceptable just a decade ago.

The violation of our Constitutional rights by police occur on a daily basis, and yet they are rarely called to account unless the offence is so egregious and independently documented it cannot be ignored.

What You Can Do

Change will not take place unless the bottom lines of the "mainstream media" corporate controllers are hit, and hit hard.  Switch the channel on broadcasters that hype and glorify terrorism and terrorists the likes of "Jihad John" and the "ISIS" filth.

Cancel vacations and fly only when absolutely necessary.  The airline industry, never a friend of the consumer will scream bloody murder. Already on the ropes over the Ebola virus and accompanying "mainstream media" panic-mongering, the subsequent further drop in air travel would bring about immediate change in both terms of service and a reduction in fare prices to reasonable, realistic levels.  With international travel now a huge risk the timing is fortuitous. The recent drop in oil prices can be attributed to, at least in part, to the drop in air travel and has already hit the oil companies in the pocketbook.

Draw your news from a variety of sources both "mainstream" and Independent Media. Take the time to parse the stories and you should then be able to ascertain a reasonable variation of the truth, the time spent is well worth it.  There is no "one-stop shopping" anymore when it comes to accurate and timely information dissemination in today's chaotic media environment..

Pull advertising with corporate media outlets, tune out their broadcasts and cancel subscriptions to their publications until such time as they begin to report responsibly, professionally and ethically covering both sides to every story. Support Independent Media wherever possible, they are now filling the vacuum left in the wake of the now dead Fourth Estate in America, and while not perfect by any means they are preferable to the sickening, juvenile propaganda that is "reported" and force-fed to a credulous public by corporate media on a daily basis.


Only Americans can change media landscape in the United States and only by becoming actively involved.  An enlightened and informed public is essential for bringing about justice and true equality in our Republic.

We, as American citizens have the right and the responsibility to demand responsible, objective, factual reporting from our media organisations.

It is up to us to force this change, the only question that remains now is whether we possess the collective courage to bring it about.

In the meantime defer overseas travel whenever possible, it is simply not worth the risk.

Robert S. Finnegan is a retired investigative journalist and Veteran Marine Corps NCO based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Dutch Bird Flu Case Confirmed As Highly Contagious H5N8 Strain

Newest Fouchier/Kawaoka "novel" virus appears now in Netherlands where - surprise - Fouchier and Kawaoka conducted their Satanic experiments into weaponisation of H1N1, H5N1; Ribavirin remains the only antiviral drug known to effect the replication of weaponised corona viruses      


Dutch authorities have discovered the bird flu identified at a poultry farm in the country was the highly contagious H5N8 strain first detected in Europe less than two weeks ago.

Satanic virologists Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier
The strain, which was found at a farm in northeastern Germany on 4 November, hit Asia severely, where it led to massive culling of animals in the countries affected.

As a result, Dutch officials have banned the transport of poultry in the Netherlands after the discovery of the strain of bird flu, which could jump to humans.

Though the strain has never been detected in humans, a spokesman for the Dutch government said the variant was lethal to birds and could infect humans who came into
very close contact with them.

The poultry farm in the central Dutch village of Hekendorp is being cleared after the discovery of avian influenza.

Weaponised "novel" corona virus "H5N8"
The government said the 150,000 birds kept at the farm were not free range and were being destroyed in accordance with European rules on avian influenza. In a statement, the government said the variant was fatal for chickens and that it was capable of jumping the species barrier to humans.

Previous outbreaks in Europe and Asia have proven highly contagious and have on occasion jumped the species barrier to humans, prompting fears of an epidemic.

Viral replication

10,000 chickens were destroyed in March after bird flu was found at a farm in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland.

The cull in Germany; birds are only the vector, not the "creators" of corona viruses

In September, Russia reported the first cases of the highly pathogenic H5N1 in nearly two years.

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DuPont Chemical Leak Kills 4, Alerts Residents In Texas

Criminal corporations now killing Americans with impunity 


Officials confirm at least four workers are dead and another injured following a chemical leak at the La Porte DuPont plant early Saturday morning.

A valve failed around 4am in the crop protection unit and started releasing the gas, according to officials. It took two hours to stop the leak. Four DuPont workers were found dead in that unit. We're told one of the deceased worker has been here for about 40 years, another only 8 months. 

Among those who were killed were brothers Robert and Gibby Tisnado, according to relatives.

One worker survived. He is being treated at a hospital nearby and is expected to be OK.

DuPont La Porte manager Randall Clements gave a brief statement during a news conference today.

"Our thoughts and prayers are really with our families of the employees, and we want to make sure that we give them all the support they need in the best that we can do. I really have nothing else I can tell you at this time," said Clements.

The chemical that leaked at the plant on Strang Road near Sens is called methyl mercaptan, according to Jeff Suggs, La Porte emergency management coordinator. It's used as an additive to natural gas to give it a rotten eggs-like odor and is also used in crop protection products for its proteins. The material is hazardous, but the odor, Suggs said, is not. 

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry notes the chemical is easily ignited and people exposed to the chemical pose little risk of secondary contamination to people outside the hot zone. 

Suggs said the chemical release is not toxic for those living nearby. The two hour gas release could be smelled all the way to Sugar Land.

"It's a nuisance smell in the area. It's a smell that's traveled quite far," Suggs said.

DuPont officials say the leak at no time posed a danger to the community outside our facility. 

Spokesman Aaron Woods says DuPont "sorry" for deaths
An investigation will begin once the site has been given an all clear, Woods said.

Counselors will be at the plant tomorrow to help those grieving workers. A seven person investigation team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is being sent to investigate the DuPont fatal gas leak.

The La Porte plant has 320 DuPont employees. Four other companies are also tenants at the complex.

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ISIS Video Claims Beheading Of U.S. Hostage Peter Kassig

American military, military families, military veterans, tourists are now targets overseas thanks to Obama and his murdering CIA/ISIS - The 5th Estate recommends U.S. citizens postpone overseas travel/vacations for the duration      


Islamic State militants have reportedly beheaded US aid worker Peter Kassig, a video posted on social media shows. The militant group has further threatened to kill other US citizens "on your streets."

Kassig, 26, was captured on October 1, 2013, by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants on his way to the city of Deir Ezzour in eastern Syria.

After conversion during captivity, Kassig took the name Abdul-Rahman.

The footage does not actually show the executioner, a British militant known as 'Jihadi John', kill Kassig. 

According to Reuters, John can be seen standing with a decapitated head at his feet.

"This is Peter Edward Kassig, a U.S. citizen," he says.

This comes despite earlier reports that the extremist, who has executed other UK and US hostages, was wounded in an airstrike on a top-level extremists’ meeting in Iraq last week.

The video allegedly showing Kassig’s death is part of 15 minutes of footage, which depicts John, alongside 18 other unmasked IS militants, beheading 20 men one by one. The victims have been identified as officers serving under the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In the video the extremists deliver warnings to the US, UK and other countries.

"To Obama, the dog of Rome, today we are slaughtering the soldiers of Bashar and tomorrow we will be slaughtering your soldiers," Reuters cites John as saying, predicting Washington would send more troops to the region to battle IS.

"And with Allah's permission ... the Islamic State will soon ... begin to slaughter your people in your streets."

Kassig first appeared on camera in the video showing the beheading of UK aid worker Alan Henning, with whom he shared a prison cell. After Jihadi John killed Henning, he also threatened Kassig would be next.

The video was allegedly made in the Syrian town of Dabiq, in the country’s Aleppo province. The town holds propaganda value for IS, as of Dabiq is mentioned as a place where some events are expected to unfold during the Malahim or Armageddon. Dabiq is also the name given to IS' official propaganda magazine.

The footage has not been independently verified.

US authorities are “working as quickly as possible to determine its [the video] authenticity,"spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan from the US National Security Council said in a statement.

"If confirmed, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American aid worker and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends," she added.

The UK Foreign Office also said it is examining the video’s authenticity.

"We are aware of a further video and are analyzing its contents. If true, this is a further disgusting murder," the spokeswoman told Reuters.

UK PM David Cameron said he is “horrified” by the murder of Kassig.

"I'm horrified by the cold blooded murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig. ISIL have again shown their depravity. My thoughts are with his family," he said.

Kassig had served in Iraq in 2007 before becoming a medical technician. In May 2012, he travelled to Beirut, Lebanon where he volunteered in hospitals. He then helped in Palestinian refugee camps,“offering his services as a trauma medic to Syrian refugees wounded in the fighting in Syria.”

He founded his own aid organization, SERA (Special Emergency Response and Assistance), a non-governmental group intended to provide relief to Syrian refugees.

His parents, Ed and Paula Kassig from Indiana, had been appealing for their son’s release. They tried to reach the IS leader by writing messages on Twitter.

“We have tried to contact you directly to plea for the life of our only son, Abdul Rahman Kassig, and have not received any response. Please tell us what more we can do so that Abdul Rahman may continue to serve and live his life in accordance with the teachings of Islam,” she wrote on Twitter.

The Kassig family released a letter from their son written on October 13, which was delivered to them by a hostage, who had been released. In the letter Kassig thanks his parents “for everything they have both done” for him. He describes his captivity, saying that he and the other hostages “share dreams and stories of home and loved ones.”

“I am obviously pretty scared to die but the hardest part is not knowing, wondering, hoping, and wondering if I should even hope at all,” he wrote. “If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need.”

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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of



The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.



Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.



By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...



UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak


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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .



By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.