Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 14, 2019, #227

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Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

Ongoing investigations and document releases continue to expose the endless flow of lies and deception emanating from the US government. Endless political theater is still the theme of the day even as dire biosphere collapse headlines accelerate. As Alaska’s cod population perishes, Iceland, Japan and Norway are killing off Earth’s remaining giants of the sea, the whales. The Christmas season and stock market Ponzi scheme are still pacifying much of the population. What will it take for the majority to comprehend that our lives completely depend on a living environment, without which we perish. Can the masses be awakened in time to make a difference? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.

Waking family and friends to what is unfolding in the world can be extremely difficult and frustrating. How can we be more effective? Share credible data from a credible source, make your voice heard.
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Geoengineering Watch wishes to express our deepest thanks to Maciej Kocialkowski for his tireless work toward raising awareness on the critical issue of climate engineering. The geoengineering awareness booths in the photos below were set up at the Charlotte County Administration Building in Port Charlotte, Florida (12/10/19) and at the Mid County Library in Port Charlotte, Florida (12/12/19).

This week's GeoengineeringWatch.org outreach booth is at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California, and is shown below. My most sincere and continuing gratitude to the Gem Faire exhibition organizers for facilitating and setting up this very effective booth in every week's Gem Faire location. The schedule for upcoming Gem Faire events is HERE. A geoengineeringwatch.org booth will be at all events, thanks to the steadfast support of Gem Faire.

56 Responses to Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, December 14, 2019, #227

  1. Randyl J says:

    Checking on from the Central NC Piedmont: 3-4 days of fairly bright blue sky and absolutely freezing ground temperatures from the ice nucleation effect, I'm guessing. No spraying during the day except for continuous short, thick spray by jets crisscrossing high above. Then today we are getting the 'business as usual' white sky from regular heavy spraying that began earlier. What's especially unusual is how hot the sun feels for winter when it's allowed to shine clearly.

    on another note. I did check The Weather Channel because the Scheduled Mapping for Influenza was aired this past week. North Carolina wasn't shown as one of the states 'scheduled for Flu'. This is absolutely proof to me that viruses, allergens, and other related toxins are being included in the Engineered spray mixtures. Never-the-less, no one seems to be without health issues. Everything from Migraines to Sinus and unusual skin inflammation and more is being 'whined about'. The problem is in presenting the concept of the 'source' being 'Skyward'. If everyone awakens, the chaos would be what concerns me. Still, I try to share when I can. I'm mostly isolated and retired but I know every bit of knowledge shared can help in some way, especially when so many of you here are working so hard, along with Dane.

    On a bright note~ it IS a Holiday Season~ Winter Solstice today North of the Equator and Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. I m sending thoughts of Healing, Peace, and Love to Earth and All.

  2. Stuart says:

    Another highly disruptive storm series scheduled for Christmas here in SoCal.  Just like Thanksgiving with rain, snow and wind..

    House Appropriations bill just passed includes 4 mil for Geoengineering research by NOAA.  Congressman McNerney? from Stockton area wants permanent funding for Geoengineering.  More hokey nonsense about balloons, hoses and pumping seawater into clouds?  Yeah right.

    USAF tanker fleet out in full force today "sprayin up a storm". Literally.

  3. Mary Hollowell says:

    Watch: Glenn Greenwald's Exclusive Interview with Evo Morales in Mexico City https://youtu.be/-hEwE64-kUQ

  4. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Research articles defining the results of world wide cloud "seeding" operations can be easily found on the web, and no one needs a specialized process or Google APP to find them…

    Cloud seeding is cloud "enhancement" regardless of the patented formula, period.  Dane has supplied patent sources and chemical constituents under his "Patents" tab at the top of the page.  Look at the former sky.  Every living being is effected by this industrial crap

    Read the United Nations text of The Biological Weapons Convention here:  >  https://www.unog.ch/80256EE600585943/(httpPages)/04FBBDD6315AC720C1257180004B1B2F?OpenDocument

    Now ask yourselves why anyone bothered to waste the ink, as there is no one enforcing Lawful action

    (PDF) FY-4A SATELLITE BASED CLOUD MICROPHYSICAL VARIATION ANALYSIS OF AIRBORNE CLOUD SEEDING OPERATIONS IN SICHUAN BASIN

    Published October, 2019

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336815038_FY-4A_SATELLITE_BASED_CLOUD_MICROPHYSICAL_VARIATION_ANALYSIS_OF_AIRBORNE_CLOUD_SEEDING_OPERATIONS_IN_SICHUAN_BASIN

  5. Bella_Fantasia says:

    There's something happening here; what it is ain't exactly clear:

    "Last Thursday, December 12, the New York Fed announced that over the next month it would shower the trading houses (primary dealers) on Wall Street with a total of $2.93 trillion in short-term loans. The money is for a Wall Street liquidity crisis that has yet to be explained in credible terms to the American people and yet the New York Times does not appear to have an investigative reporter assigned to investigate what’s really going on just 11 years after those same trading houses blew themselves up in the biggest financial crash since the Great Depression and took the U.S. economy along for the ride."

    Is it a bailout without a crash?

    Is it permanent bailout, as quantitative easing has become permanent?

    And there are thousands of homeless people in the streets, but the Wall Street traders have a liquidity problem? 

    Down is Up.

    http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_86474.shtml

    Decades ago, making overnight repo loans was a small part of my job at State Street Boston. That there are no banks able to cover such loans suggests they do not have the money anywhere.  The article needs a more careful reading, but my concern is that the banking system has crashed again (as it was destined to do at some point).

     

    • Donna-Arizona says:

      The Federal Reserve is No More Federal Than Federal Express, and, there is No Reserve! What we think is "Money" is nothing more than "Notes", Federal Reserve Notes, printed out of thin air. There are some Notes out there which say "United States Notes". I have a couple of 5 Dollar "United States Notes" from 1963, and that may have been what got Kennedy Shot. 

    • Earth Angel says:

      Thank you for reminding us of these very important financial facts Bella. Most people have such a short memory for events, even shorter now that we are all breathing/ ingesting heavy metal poisons with every breath we take. For those who have not read G. Edward Griffin's book "The Creature from Jekyll Island" detailing the gigantic fraud perpetrated on the united States of America (and subsequently the world at large) when the Federal Reserve scheme was first created and set up in 1910 off the coast of Georgia- I highly recommend it… well researched and footnoted; it is quite the historical insight into what went on behind the scenes in order to orchestrate the criminal enterprise we know as the banking system of today. It was a real eye-opener for me when I first read it several years ago. In fact, I have just loaned my copy to an interested person working a bank to read as a homework assignment over the Christmas holidays! Thanks again Bella, your insights seem right on target to me. Wishing everyone here a blessed holiday season and a Merry Christmas; continued progress on our most important missions, success and blessings for us all in year 2020. Love to all…

  6. Bella_Fantasia says:

    Wednesday brought a "snow squall" to New York City.  It went from sunny to white out via a huge dandelion seed-top plump cloud that just rolled in like a fog made of steamy marshmello.  Reminded me of The Crawling Eye.  Perky Frances Rivera said, "The first we ever heard of a snow squall was just last year!"  Oops. . . .   

    "The loss of heat on the road due to the heavy snow can cause (the road) to quickly drop below freezing," explains an AccuWeather meteorologist. "This is a particularly dangerous threat that snow squalls can often pose."  Can OFTEN pose?  How many have there been?  Two?

    Lots of cars and trucks piling up all over.  There had been a 50 car accident due to soapy plastic snow.  Video showed the roads, which appeared only wet.  Predictably, lots of overturned semi-trucks and cars spinning their wheels.

    The freeze/fry scenario continues with a huge warm up mid-continent where it had been cold and snowy last week, as the East/Northeast gets the snow squall this week, and the Southeast gets lots of rain and flash flooding.

    Power outages from the "heavy wet snow".

    Rain "changing over" to snow.

    There's Al Roker explaining the double sided storm (cold and warm sides). 

    Watching several short weather videos on the loop and you've got one highlight and after another of geoengineered mash up, which hit every geoengineered talking point.

    Some days it's just discouraging when the general public seems entirely acclimated to the insane weather whiplash as normal, acclimated as well to the disjointed talking points, explanations and made up weather absurdities.  It's time for the president to say, "It's fake weather, folks."

    It is beyond ridiculous that people just accept the garbage the weather readers spew.  It feels like a snow plow is needed to break through. . . .

    I remember Vladimir Putin saying in frustration, "I don't know how to get through to you people." (to journalists who ignore the real possibility of nuclear war).   Yeah, that happened.

    https://www.newser.com/story/284589/this-is-what-a-snow-

     

     

  7. BaneB says:

    One would believe northern California is being drenched in rain if the infrared radar images are of any standing.  The reality is it’s just a thick mist.  I literally am living in a toxic soup right down to the ground.  My breath leaves a huge moisture cloud within it that does not dissipate and  expands outward.  Were I ill with the flu the virus would likely survive all the way to Oshkosh.    This kind of weather has been off and on for the past two weeks.  Given the double lows and the non-stop so-called Pineapple Express slamming into the state, the lack of heavy precipitation is astounding.  And indicative of weather manipulation on a massive scale involving jet-induced aerosol trails, “ship tracks”, and microwave targeting.  The unfiltered satellite images clearly show massive heavily laced poisonous particulates being injected into the frontal systems.  

    • Dennie says:

      We've had heavy rain and heavy spraying in the North Bay Area, along with lots of nasty fine metal nano-particulates raining down in the toxic rain.  I've been getting "hockers," which I only get from large amounts of metal nanoparticulates saturating the air, scratching my nose, throat and lungs.  It's really awful.  Fortunately I have more "tools" to keep myself heathy this year.

  8. Paul Vonharnish says:

    I've thoroughly detested the technological hype of the last 40 years.  I did electronics engineering and worked in the sound recording field when analog devices out performed digital crap every day.  Modern consumers no longer care about sound quality… The flimsy digitized pictures have them totally mesmerized and bamboozled…

    The digital age is truly pathetic.  All the stupid little gnomes grasping worthless binky phones and downloading digital APP's.  None of them know how to fix a leaky faucet or check the oil in Washington…

    "We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science and technology.  And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces.

    Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it?" 

    – Carl Sagan – Quoted May 27, 1996

    (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996)

    • BaneB says:

      Paul:  Great quote!!  The Industrial Age, from there to this techno-age, is akin to providing “strike anywhere” matches to a bunch of Chimpanzees in a hay barn.

  9. JR says:

    Hello from Southwest, New Mexico USA. I called Washington D.C. reps. this morning regarding SRM/SAG/SAI aka Chemtrails again only to fall on deaf ears and blinded eyes. What else? The gatekeepers take the call and Lord only knows where it goes from there. The misled and uninformed one could say manning the calls and our government in authority. I was calling on the heavy spraying being done to the West of us letting them know evil still persists with the not so real Condensation Trails-Contrails what our Military calls. His Peace this season and a Happy and Good New Year to all here. Thanks to all the contributors with all the truth you write on to open eyes of those who believe the corruption and evil here that's happened for the longgest time. Peace…

  10. Roy says:

    Christopher Bollyn. Best discussion of 911. The Dual Deception of 911 YouTube. Also touches on the massive explosions in buildings 4 & 5 while one of the towers was collapsing. Aerials are revealing.

  11. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF: Comey's move from law enforcement into the defense industry and Lockheed Martin is typical of what has been termed the 'revolving door' in Washington DC. The empire recycles its useful minions. "…James Comey’s career highlights the incestuous pay-for-play relationship between major corporations and the political elite. "
     

    James B. Comey / Director of the FBI 2013-2017
    James Comey’s Estimated Net Worth is More Than $11 Million

    In 2005, Comey left law enforcement for the defense industry, joining money-in-politics powerhouse Lockheed Martin. As senior vice president and general counsel he earned more than $6 million in compensation in his last full year with the company.

    After leaving the Department of Justice in 2005, Comey moved into the private sector to receive his rewards. He was hired as the General Counsel for Lockheed Martin the largest recipient of contracts from the Department of Defense. Comey was paid over $6 million before leaving the corporation in 2010.
    Immediately after Comey left Lockheed Martin, he became a partner of the Clinton Global Initiative and was awarded 17 contracts from the Hillary Clinton State Department.
    James Comey left Lockheed Martin with newfound wealth and joined the board of directors of HSBC Holdings, a British bank. The bank is a long-time partner of the Clinton Foundation and rewarded Comey well until he was appointed by Barack Obama.
    James Comey’s career highlights the incestuous pay-for-play relationship between major corporations and the political elite. Comey let the Clintons off for their crimes and was heavily rewarded by corporations who were, in turn, rewarded with government contracts and favorable policy. …

    Comey & Mueller Caught Funneling Billions in FBI Contracts to Lockheed Martin Former FBI Directors sent federal contracts 'flowing' to Comey's new tech giant employer

    A pair of leading Government Accountability Institute researchers has revealed that two former FBI Directors, James Comey and Robert Mueller, took advantage of their government contacts and security clearance to enrich themselves. Seamus Bruner of the GAI, and author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption, has exposed the real reason Comey is paid upwards of $6 million a year by his new employer Lockheed Martin. Together with GAI President Peter Schweizer, Bruner has discovered a trail of lucrative FBI contracts that were funneled from then-director Mueller to Comey's new firm. Federal contracts worth $100 million plus, with one contract worth $1 billion, were snatched from competitors such as IBM, in favor of Comey's tech giant employers, according to the two Government Accountability Institute officials.

    https://neonnettle.com/features/1500-comey-mueller-caught-funneling-billions-in-fbi-contracts-to-lockheed-martin

    • Bonnie Crawford says:

      Excellent comments and information, Susan. If AG Barr and John Durham do their jobs correctly, it would be healing to the nation for all of this corruption to be exposed to the public. Criminals in high places seldom have to pay for their crimes (with long jail sentences, etc.), but it would be very cathartic if justice actually happened. There are MANY – including James Comey – who should be indicted and serve time for their crimes.  We will see. This so-called "government" is rotten to its core, sadly, working for the corporations, instead of the people.

  12. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF:  The Bill of Rights and the Constitution are sacred to me and I do not support either of the political parties that are currently destroying my country.  The empire is evil. The video linked below is an excellent study in the scientific ‘technology’ of mendacity, meaning lies and liars. Watch Comey’s face, listen to his answers that mislead, obfuscate, twist, deflect, and cover within a web of confusing words of subtle deceit any possible clarity. Comey is a master of  obscuring the plain clear truth. He should be, he’s been lying for decades. The alphabet agencies teach & train their minions how to lie. Perhaps this has evolved from neuro-linguistic programming?  Comey is also linked to Lockheed-Martin — and thus by association must be aware of the geoengineering operations.
    Jimmy Dore is an American comedian who hosts his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles. His analysis of Comey’s interview with Chris Wallace will make you laugh. Jimmy Dore gets it! There is some crass language, but his insights into the science of Comey’s facial expressions and choice of words are well worth watching. Here we can begin to grok the strategic scientific techniques used to keep the American people confused and bewildered in a sea of lies.

    TheJimmyDoreShow
    Chris Wallace Destroys Jim Comey’s Lies About FBI
    Dec 16, 2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc2l68KHhhc&feature=emb_title

  13. Paul Vonharnish says:

    "Geoengineering" is not that complex.  Dig up massive amounts of biologically toxic materials, then freely release multiple petrochemical poisons into the open environment.  Then add highly radioactive elements that mother Nature INTENTIONALLY sorted and buried over the course of millions of years.  Her Plan was simple  Life > Green side up.  Death > Dark side down…

    Only man would be stupid enough to dig all this DEAD shit up and mix it with plants and animals that wished to live.  Then we hide our incredible stupidity behind laws like these: >

    LII U.S. Code Title 15. COMMERCE AND TRADE Chapter 9A. WEATHER MODIFICATION ACTIVITIES OR ATTEMPTS; REPORTING REQUIREMENT

     

    15 U.S. Code § 330a – Report requirement; form; information; time of submission

     

    "No person may engage, or attempt to engage, in any weather modification activity in the United States unless he submits to the Secretary such reports with respect thereto, in such form and containing such information, as the Secretary may by rule prescribe. The Secretary may require that such reports be submitted to him before, during, and after any such activity or attempt." 

    Complete text: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/330a

    15 U.S. Code § 330b. Duties of Secretary

     

    (a) Records, maintenance; summaries, publication

    The Secretary shall maintain a record of weather modification activities, including attempts, which take place in the United States and shall publish summaries thereof from time to time as he determines.

     

    (b) Public availability of reports, documents, and other information

    All reports, documents, and other information received by the Secretary under the provisions of this chapter shall be made available to the public to the fullest practicable extent.

     

    (c) Disclosure of confidential information; prohibition; exceptions In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Secretary shall not disclose any information referred to in section 1905 of title 18 and is otherwise unavailable to the public, except that such information shall be disclosed—

     

    (1) to other Federal Government departments, agencies, and officials for official use upon request;

    (2) in any judicial proceeding under court order formulated to preserve the confidentiality of such information without impairing the proceeding; and

    (3) to the public if necessary to protect their health and safety

    Complete text: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/330b#

  14. Gary Morrow says:

    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said that Tuesday was the hottest day on record. The average high temperature for the entire country was 105.6 F. Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be even hotter.

  15. BaneB says:

    My new routine several times a day is to check out the University of Wisconsin’s infrared weather satellite animation.  This covers all of North America except the very far northern hinterlands of the Canadian territories.  Some wild weather for California and the Pacific Northwest. Please note the quick microwave-frequency flash to the left at the edge of Hudson Bay.  A half circle over land.  The other half is there but unseen over water.  Is this NEXRAD?  If so, where is the center of the circle located?  Over water?  Use the control bar included to stop images at any place of interest for study.  This loop will change as the day progresses.  Anomalies are fleeting.  I would like to captures these oddities as a “screen shot” but no can do with my cell phone.

    https://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/us_comp/large/

  16. Russ says:

    Many trails today. Northern Orange County beaches in Southern California. Disgusting.

  17. Dennie says:

    Here's the link to the 7-part series by Stan Goff, Military/Veterans Affairs editor of the now-archived geopolitical blogspot, "fromthewilderness.net," (founder, Michael C. Ruppert), titled The Tillman Files.  It does a thorough job of explaining the events surrounding the demise and subsequent coverup of the death of Pat Tillman:  http://www.fromthewilderness.net/free/ww3/index.shtml#tillman

  18. Gary Morrow says:

    According to NOAA, November 2019 was the second hottest on record as sea ice sank to near record lows. All five of the hottest Novembers have occurred since 2013.

  19. Stuart says:

    More Upwelling News

    Report just released by NOAA claims ocean waters off CA coast acidifying twice as fast as elsewhere.  They claim it is exacerbated by UPWELLING which brings cold nutrient and CARBON rich water up from depths.  Upwelling happens when strong winds blow across ocean surface, displaces surface water and draws up water from bottom.

    Some of the wind events are natural for sure.  But we know strong Geowinds generated by Geoengineering ops must be involved as well.

    Meanwhile, southern CA has seen unexpected light rainfall past two Saturdays, surely caused by cloud seeding/ enhancement ops offshore. "Technicolor Sunsets" continue here, providing visual evidence of aerosols.

     

     

     

     

     

  20. Dennie says:

    Watching the contributions to the commentary week after week, it's my perception that there's a tendency from "major" contributors to ascribe the continuing increase in global overheating, massive storms, huge cool-downs, floods, droughts and other weather disasters as mainly being caused by aerosolized geoengineering when in reality the SAG/SAI/SRM programs were started as a possible mitigation measure in response to global overheating caused by the burning of hydrocarbons.  In reality, the driver of the global overheating is the hydrocarbon burning and SRM/SAG/SAI is the response to it on the part of very misdirected scientists who are also profiting by these programs which are only making it worse.  But they are NOT the primary drivers of the overheating.

  21. 'a' simple horseman says:

    Dane and ALL, Firstly, Dane, I thank you with immense gratitude for your broadcast week after week, year after year. Funny how as you state, "news we don't want to hear but need to hear" becomes something we look forward to, "rely on". "Truth as a bounty". "Wanted, Alive!,  A healthy planet to call home". I know it won't happen in my life time, (I just turned 60 on the 4th). But damn it, didn't our parents try to make our lives better than theirs were? For the most part, they blindly did. It never ceases to amaze me how "parents" these days are only living in the moment. Never a thought of what was, what actually 'is' and what will become of it all when they're gone. Infinite money met finite resources over 70 or more years ago if you ask me.

    The calm before the storm… I have only 2 or 3 inches of "snow" outside right now. (I should have a 6 solid inches or more by now). A significant portion of what's out there is "ice crystals". Everything here is super coated in "frost". Been that way for almost 2 weeks now. Very 'not' normal. There's been no day time sun to melt the "frost" away. I can only imagine how badly the pine needles are getting freezer burned. I've watched the news from all over the country and so many folks have been pounded already with "snow". I've written before about how my region is somewhat of a pivot zone in upper atmosphere manipulation. (Far upper north central Washington). You can see it plain as day on most weather charts. Lately I've had lower level"clouds" with upper level clouds over them that rise and fall to elevations above and below me. They drift from mountain side to mountain side. They flow "up" and "down" the valleys I can see them from the cabin when I'm not socked in with them. I've had ice crystals an inch long growing off of my truck antenna. I measured them! The weather schedule for the coming week is for "snow". I watch the forecast change up and down in regards to any moisture that they might let fall. Let me tell ya, California isn't the only targeted region, sacrifice region on the west coast. It seems as if the west coast sacrifice zone grows bigger as each year passes. It also seems as if the chemical ice nucleation agents being dispersed each year are more caustic(for lack of a better term) than the year before. What's disturbing is the grit left behind when the snow melts off of the truck windshield. I know if I can see it there, it's everywhere and building up layer upon layer everyday that that goes by with the "freezing clouds" that role around the mountains I live among. "What's in that stuff?" How flammable is it when the moisture is gone and it is suddenly fire season. Last year we went from snow melt to fire season in just about a week. "What's up with that?" God dang it, once upon a time I celebrated the snow season. All those years I had running long distance sled dogs and loving every minute of it. Now days I regret every snow fall. "It should be raining!!" "Everywhere!" Just being real…

    Enough rambling here…. Love and strength to ALL

    • Susan says:

      Same exact "weather" here many miles east of you near Kettle Falls. The temperature has been above freezing this past week but none of the "snow" ash-like crystals has melted off the trees. Nobody notices. And I, too, dread the end of engineered winter and the snow that doesn't melt, but disappears, revealing incredibly dry soil conditions in our forests. Every time a see a bird, which isn't often, I wonder if it will be the last on of its kind I ever see.

  22. Arthur W. Simpson says:

    Our government doesn't give a damn about any war and the patriots that die for them. There is only 1 book of life. Think about that.

  23. Greg Paris says:

    Vice just put out a video endorsing geo-engineering I hope this madness will stop soon 🙁  https://youtu.be/1hhzrormtP4

    • Dennie says:

      Hah–! There's a reason why they call themselves VICE!!!

      Host:  "Vice has addressed this important issue in all six of our seasons.  However, what we have seen is that instead of comprehensively addressing this crisis, humanity is going backwards…"  "…Many scientists believe that we have gone past the point of no return and as such need to focus on much more radical ideas so in this episode we are going to look at potential solutions that could possibly steer us back from the brink."

      Yeah, and the commentary below the video is quite revealing.  Here are a few of the comments on this video posted by viewers:

      "One year the media makes fun of "conspiracy theorists" for talking about geoengineering being real. The next year the media tells you geoengeneering will save the world. And no one notices.."

      "The media is 110 years behind… get with the program will ya?"​

      "Society is too dumb to understand the situation. That’s the real problem."

      "Geoengineering shouldn't become an excuse to just carry on with business as usual."

      "Unproven not to be risky- and the risks are huge to save an economic system that is corrupt."

      "Mother Nature to human race: If you can’t change your livelihood i might as well restore factory settings and we start all over again if you are all lucky​"

      "Mother Nature to human race. "What makes you think you are big enough to have any effect on me." and "go to geoengineeringwatch.org Dane Wigington on YT​" (two replies to the above comment)

      "You could weaponize this technology."

      "It is written: 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, the understanding of the prudent I will frustrate.' " Isiah 29 : 14​

      "Inject the hope into my veins please​"

       

  24. Paul Vonharnish says:

    20 Million People Displaced per Year by Climate Change < [Should be stated as Climate Engineering]

    December 9, 2019

    "A new Oxfam International study shows that climate change-fueled disasters have been increasing dramatically in the past ten years, and are now displacing 20 million people annually from their homes. The burden is highly unequal, with the poorest suffering the most."

    https://therealnews.com/stories/20-million-displaced-per-year-climate-change

    No mention of this: >

    Microphysical Effects of Cloud Seeding in Supercooled Stratiform Clouds Observed from NOAA Satellite

    Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Meteorological Research 21(2) · January 2007 

    Complete text: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254441449_Microphysical_Eects_of_Cloud_Seeding_in_Supercooled_Stratiform_Clouds_Observed_from_NOAA_Satellite

     

  25. Joseph says:

    Great show–

     

    The US military is a bigger polluter than more than 100 countries combined

    It does no good tinkering around the edges of the war machine’s environmental impact. The money spent procuring and distributing fuel across the US empire could instead be spent as a peace dividend, helping to fund a Green New Deal in whatever form it might take. There are no shortage of policy priorities that could use a funding bump. Any of these options would be better than fueling one of the largest military forces in history.

     

    https://qz.com/1655268/us-military-is-a-bigger-polluter-than-140-countries-combined/

    • Dennie says:

      @Joseph:  I get the sense that there's a lot of "movement beneath the carpet," so to speak, and a lot of Will to change the system the way the dinosaurs have set it up for their hoggish selves. Witness all the more-progressive candidates running for president.  That alone should be a barometer of the sentiments of the American people, though the "white majority," that actually is neither any longer, will not go down without a massive fight.  Once the "dinosaurs" and their mindset finally die off to the point that they are a very visible minority and there'd be no denying that, it will be a new day for Planet Earth.  But not until then.

  26. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    VSF: Not only has the FBI been proven liars by the IG Inspector General, but Glenn Greenwald reveals that newscasters are often recycled CIA etc. agents, trained to lie and vomit propaganda. I am so sick of the evil Empire. Mendacity Inc.

    The Inspector General’s Report on 2016 FBI Spying Reveals a Scandal of Historic Magnitude: Not Only for the FBI but Also the U.S. Media
    Glenn Greenwald / Dec. 12, 2019
    Just as was true when the Mueller investigation closed without a single American being charged with criminally conspiring with Russia over the 2016 election, Wednesday’s issuance of the long-waited report from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General reveals that years of major claims and narratives from the U.S. media were utter frauds.
    Before evaluating the media component of this scandal, the FBI’s gross abuse of its power – its serial deceit – is so grave and manifest that it requires little effort to demonstrate it. In sum, the IG Report documents multiple instances in which the FBI – in order to convince a FISA court to allow it spy on former Trump campaign operative Carter Page during the 2016 election – manipulated documents, concealed crucial exonerating evidence, and touted what it knew were unreliable if not outright false claims.
    If you don’t consider FBI lying, concealment of evidence, and manipulation of documents in order to spy on a U.S. citizen in the middle of a presidential campaign to be a major scandal, what is? But none of this is aberrational: the FBI still has its headquarters in a building named after J. Edgar Hoover – who constantly blackmailed elected officials with dossiers and tried to blackmail Martin Luther King into killing himself – because that’s what these security state agencies are. They are out-of-control, virtually unlimited police state factions that lie, abuse their spying and law enforcement powers, and subvert democracy and civic and political freedoms as a matter of course.
    …no rational person should allow standard partisan bickering to distort or hide this severe FBI corruption. The IG Report leaves no doubt about it. It’s brimming with proof of FBI subterfuge and deceit, all in service of persuading a FISA court of something that was not true…
    … gravity: we identified multiple instances in which factual assertions relied upon in the first FISA application were inaccurate, incomplete, or unsupported by appropriate documentation, based upon information the FBI had in its possession at the time the application was filed.

    … It’s long been the case that CIA, FBI and NSA operatives tried to infiltrate and shape domestic news, but they at least had the decency to do it clandestinely. In 2008, the New York Times’ David Barstow won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing a secret Pentagon program in which retired Generals and other security state agents would get hired as commentators and analysts and then – unbeknownst to their networks – coordinate their messaging to ensure that domestic news was being shaped by the propaganda of the military and intelligence communities.
    But now it’s all out in the open. It’s virtually impossible to turn on MSNBC or CNN without being bombarded with former Generals, CIA operatives, FBI agents and NSA officials who now work for those networks as commentators and, increasingly, as reporters.

    … All of this has meant that U.S. discourse on these national security questions is shaped almost entirely by the very agencies that are trained to lie: the CIA, the NSA, the Pentagon, the FBI. And their lying has been highly effective.
    … Perhaps these revelations will finally lead to a realization about how rogue, and dangerous, these police state agencies have become, and how urgently needed is serious reform. But if nothing else, it must serve as a tonic to the three years of unrelenting media propaganda that has deceived and misled millions of Americans into believing things that are simply untrue.
    None of these journalists have acknowledged an iota of error in the wake of this report because they know that lying is not just permitted but encouraged as long as it pleases and vindicates the political beliefs of their audiences. Until that stops, credibility and faith in journalism will never be restored, and – despite how toxic it is to have a media that has no claim on credibility – that despised status will be fully deserved.

    https://theintercept.com/2019/12/12/the-inspector-generals-report-on-2016-fb-i-spying-reveals-a-scandal-of-historic-magnitude-not-only-for-the-fbi-but-also-the-u-s-media/

    • BaneB says:

      Susan:  All that hysteria decades ago about the communist menace threatening to subvert and subsume the U.S.  That red scare was great for the war profit centers (Vietnam).  Of course the collapse of the Soviet Union was less about communism and more about competing for global resources. Babylon won.  And became utterly corrupted.  The competing ideologies is greatly born of the Industrial Age.  Abd greed, envy and the lust for the absolute (God-mimics) power is universal and timeless.  Who would have guessed way back in the late 1950s that by 2019 Israel, Zionists, and the U.S intelligence apparatus would be the subversives, utterly in control of Babylon, corrupt in collusion with the techno nerds and their AI beast.  PC means to do as they order.  Or else they pull the plug.  JFK was our clue.  Nixon, too.  We failed in real time.  There is nothing like a rear view mirror when that big rig sneaks up from behind.

  27. BaneB says:

    What should we do?  Reject civilization and return to an uncomfortable but wholesome life??

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      BaneB, Oh how I like questions! You have posed the ultimate one. I can only pose further thought. The transition from what we know as civilized society to what it will become given the inevitable biosphere implosion we all are seeing in real time, will indeed be quite "uncomfortable". Any realist with their mind open and their feet firmly on the ground knows, "a wholesome life" will soon be out of reach. We as a collective of humanity have earned the right of trial by survival on Natures terms. Plain and simple. I do not wish for this once super beautiful planet to become like Venus. That very thought is real, it's what drives me beyond what I thought my boundaries to be. "Oh how I love questions…"….

    • Dennie says:

      Earth is not a "tech" planet.  Forcing it to be that way because of the idiocy of the EGOS of the Yang People who "rule" by smacks is NOT going to work here.  NOT any more.  When in HELL will these toxic Yang-minded people (toxic males and the little trophy women who go along to get Daddy's "goodies," i.e., munneee!) actually SEE what they've been doing?  WHEN are they going to FEEL what they've been doing?  When the grain crops fail, because of the extreme weather "events?"  And don't tell me they'll be "just fine," living underground, like rodents.  THEY WON'T LAST LONG IF THEY TRY.

  28. Paul Vonharnish says:

    Excellent posts regarding the holy rot and political influence of Israel.  It's no secret that many U.S. congress persons hold dual citizenship with Israel… Let's not notice the beltway's virtual reality show, "secretly" funded by central banks through the International Monetary Fund, the Bank for International Settlements, and of course the World Bank in Geneva, Switzerland.

    “Government is the Entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.”

    – Frank Zappa –

    (December 21, 1940 – December 04, 1993)

    • BaneB says:

      Paul:  LOLS!!  Frank Zappa was right on.  How many years did Mossad/Epstein/Wexner/Maxwell have invested in their blackmail operations.  One has to laugh that Epstein’s “sugar daddy” Wexner owns Victoria’s Secret.  Now we know.  It’s no longer a secret our Congress is corrupt and coopted.  Fallen fallen Babylon is fallen.

    • Donna-Arizona says:

      Cynthia McKinney, Congresswoman from Georgia said that "every member of congress is expected to go on a trip to Israel, and  sign a pledge." That trip is sponsored by  AIPAC. AIPAC sent her a pledge to sign stating the she would: 1. Support the military superiority of Israel. 2. Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. 3. Continued US assistance, economic and military at the levels requested by Israel. She refused to sign, because it wasn't in the best interest for her constituents. And people think Trump is running the country!

  29. BaneB says:

    Off topic but germane to the general understanding that spooks, corruption, and murder, go hand in hand, hand in glove.  One big global happy family. Jennifer Jaynes,  author of a number of fiction novels, her last book titled MALICE, passed away a few weeks ago.  Cause of death was two shots to the head.  The Hideaway, Texas police and coroner ruled this a suicide.  Reminds me of  the Gary Webb “suicide.”  She had twin five year old boys, was divorced, and had a relatively new boyfriend.  Burke Bryant. He is CEO/president of  the “organization”  Humanitarian Aid and Rescue Project also known as HARP Rescue.Org.  From what I have garnered through on-line research the “charity” has been around for 8 years. It claims to have a ‘global reach.’ He is the sole individual listed.  The financial statement shows ZERO funds.  The mail address is 209 W. 2nd St., Suite 321, Ft. Worth, Texas.  The web page is impressive, and over the top…given the aforementioned.  Jennifer Jaynes (Jayne) was an active outspoken anti-vaccination activist.

  30. Elizabeth Andrade says:

    Meanwhile, we have obscene worms piling up on a beach north of SF.  Methane releasing potholes along the Pacific ocean coastline and hotspots in Oregon with the apparatus that allowed citizens to find the hotspots, dismantled.   Have a good day.

  31. francis reps says:

    The current Impeachment Drama  has been designed to polarize Americans into Pro Trump   and Anti Trump partisans.  The  reality of this  spectacle is that We are all being subjected  to a newer version of the " Sigfried and Roy" Show.  Not a thing has been changed in US  Foreign or Domestic Policy.  Trump is a great actor and is working hard at " MIGA ".  Do your bit to illuminate the others…..donate a bit to Geoengineering Watch.

  32. Ann says:

    Can someone please give some input on this… I am not seeing ANY birds in the northern Idaho, Coeur d'Alene area. I do not see any birds, anywhere and have not seen any for weeks. What is going on? Usually there are many birds but the feeders are going untouched. Very disturbing… thanks. (P.S. We have been heavily chemtrailed for weeks).

    • Gary Morrow says:

      Ann, ever since the report on the decline in North American bird population was released in September, I have been counting the number of birds that I see on my early  morning walks. I have never seen more than six or seven here at my SC location. I hardly ever  see any bugs either. I have not seen any butterflies for at least three years. If insects which have been on this planet for hundreds of millions of years  are declining rapidly, then it is not surprising that birds are disappearing too. How much more pollution and poison can our planet take.

    • Star Messenger says:

      It's not only birds that are disappearing but bees are also having a tough time of it as well.  Imagine what is happening to our brains because of microwave pollution.  Some symptoms are noticeable, others are not.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mK93gHFWXs

  33. Jonathan O'Quinn says:

    Thank you Dane.

    Thank you….

    Let us all do our part… Spread the word and use GW printed materials to the best of your individual ability.

    Jonathan

  34. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    PHILIP GIRALDI: Cost of Israel to the US | Council for the National Interest

    Philip Giraldi is Ph.D., Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest. A former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London.  

    Cost of Israel to the US
    Our uniquely massive support for Israel has cost trillions of dollars and multitudes of lives. It has diminished our moral standing in the world, lessened our domestic freedoms, and exposed us to unnecessary and growing peril.
    The majority of Americans – as well as our diplomatic and military experts – oppose this unique relationship. Yet, the lobby for Israel continues to foment policies that are disastrous for our nation and tragic for the region.
    If we are to have Middle East policies that serve the national interest, that represent the highest values of our founders and our citizens, and that work to sustain a nation of honor, decency, security, and prosperity, then it is essential that all Americans become active and informed. Below are the facts:
    American taxpayers give Israel over $10 million per day
    (See detailed analysis based on Congressional Research Service reports.)
    This to a nation of about 7.5 million people – smaller than New Jersey. Israel has received more American money than any other nation on earth. It is more than we give to all the starving countries of Africa put together.
    From 1950-53 Israel’s financial influx from the U.S. was one billion dollars; Israel at that time had 1.6 million inhabitants.
    In the past 40 years, American taxpayers have given Israel approximately $200,000 per Israeli family of five.
    This costs us even more:
    US aid to Israel is given in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year.
    Since the US is operating at a deficit, this means that we borrow the money, give it to Israel, and then pay interest on it long after it is gone.
    Israel, on the other hand, makes interest from it. Congress has mandated that Israel’s aid be immediately deposited to an interest bearing account with the Federal Reserve Bank.
    Additional financial costs: $3 trillion
    * About $1.5 billion to Egypt and $843 million to Jordan is dispensed annually under arrangements made to induce these countries’ friendly relations with Israel.
    * Billions of dollars have been lost to U.S. manufacturers because of the Arab boycott engendered by Israeli actions.

    The Lobby for Israel overrules US experts
    U.S. policies in the Middle East rarely reflect U.S. interests and values.
    Instead, over the objections of a multitude of State Department and Pentagon analysts, they are largely driven by a variety of factors:
    1. Special-interest lobbying.  Fortune Magazine rates one of the many lobby organizations working on behalf of Israel, AIPAC, as the second most powerful lobbying Washington. Many analysts consider the pro-Israel interest group the most powerful lobby in our nation. It consistently drives U.S. policies, to the detriment of Americans.
    By the late 1960s Senator William Fulbright found that U.S. aid to Israel was being secretly funneled back to lobbyists in the U.S., who would use it to lobby for still more U.S. money to Israel.

    full report:  https://councilforthenationalinterest.org/?page_id=2

     

    • Virginia says:

      Susan:  This is probably one of your most important posts published on this site and I sincerely thank you.  Thank you, Dane, for giving us the opportunity to learn of these astounding, incredible amounts of money that we, American workers, tax payers and families are giving to a foreign, illegal country whose interests have been given priority above that of the USA by our governments and our bought politicians. 

      The unbelievable truth of the matter is that the American public  just doesn't care and generally speaking, the people have been brainwashed to the extent that it is our duty to give our "all' to Israel, who is our "only friend" in the Near East, who is helpless against the Arabian hordes (who have been slaughtered to the tune of millions, by the way) and with whom we share our "values" and our "democratic" way of life.  These phrases have been repeated ad nauseum, to the detriment of our country, as false as they are.

      Nothing will be done to change the course –  politicians who have earnestly tried in the past like, Pete McCloskey, Paul Findley, J. William Fullbright, Charles Percy and others have all paid the price of bucking Israel's influence.  None were re-elected.  And the only president who did try to do the right thing sadly met his fate.  No matter how broke our country is, no matter what the future holds for it to become a third world country, Israel will still get its 10 million per diem plus the billions more by financial schemes  and arm-twisting. 

      I makes these statements for I have been a student of Israel's history since their takeover of Palestine in 1948.  I, and others old enough to have lived that history, have heard facts such as those presented by Giraldi so many, many times – and all to no avail.  Only the amounts of financial freebies have changed and they will keep on increasing until America, its infrastructure, its schools, health care, et cetera have all bitten the dust.  I hope I shall not live to see it.

      Thank you, again, Susan.  Your work on behalf of us all and for the good of our country is truly appreciated.  Blessings.

      Peace and truth….

       

       

    • V. Susan Ferguson says:

      Thank you, Virginia!

    • Lorraine says:

      And Trump had recently removed more people from the food stamp program.  These poor individuals barely survive each month (as related in a newspiece about families in Virginia who have lost their mining jobs and hardly find part-time work).  Unfortunately, they may starve soon.

  35. Military-entertainment complex – Wikipedia 

    "The military-entertainment complex is the cooperation between the military and entertainment industries to their mutual benefit, especially in such fields as cinema, multimedia and virtual reality." 

    Complete text: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military-entertainment_complex

    The document "Lessons Learned" was reported as virtual reality on many internet sites the last few days.  Jimmy Dore did a broadside of it, but I forgot to laugh…

    Mainstream media "coverage" never got past the prescribed deceit of the generals – who reported they had no clue as to where the enemy were located, nor what the mission objective was.

    No reports of United States troops protecting poppy plantations, even though this has been a widely "leaked" fact for over a decade.  No mention that heroin production has skyrocketed every year since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.  Virtually. Not. One. Stinking. Word.

    • Dennie says:

      What else should we expect from Wikipedia?  Michael C. Ruppert certainly had a lot of information about the C.I.A.-U.S. Military-controlled poppy/opiate industry in Afghanistan in his magnum opus, Crossing the Rubicon:  The Decline of the American Empire at the end of the Age of Oil.  This book was a NY Times bestseller written in 2004.

  36. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil — Strategic Culture
    “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”

    … the Israel lobby-led effort to have the U.S. facilitate the sale of Syrian oil to Israel is not an isolated incident given that, just a few years ago, other individuals connected to the same pro-Israel lobby groups and Zionist neoconservatives manipulated both U.S. policy and Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in order to allow Iraqi oil to be sold to Israel without the approval of the Iraqi government. These designs, not unlike those that continue to unfold in Syria, were in service to longstanding neoconservative and Zionist efforts to balkanize Iraq by strengthening the KRG and weakening Baghdad.
    After the occupation of Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate by ISIS (June 2014-October 2015), the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) took advantage of the Iraqi military’s retreat and, amidst the chaos, illegally seized Kirkuk on June 12. Their claim to the city was supported by both the U.S. and Israel and, later, the U.S.-led coalition targeting ISIS. This gave the KRG control, not only of Iraq’s export pipeline to Turkey’s Ceyhan port, but also to Iraq’s largest oil fields.
    Israel imported massive amounts of oil from the Kurds during this period, all without the consent of Baghdad. Israel was also the largest customer of oil sold by ISIS, who used Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk to sell oil in areas of Iraq and Syria under its control. To do this in ISIS-controlled territories of Iraq, the oil was sent first to the Kurdish city of Zakho near the Turkey border and then into Turkey, deceptively labeled as oil that originated from Iraqi Kurdistan. ISIS did nothing to impede the KRG’s own oil exports even though they easily could have given that the Kirkuk-Ceyhan export pipeline passed through areas that ISIS had occupied for years.

    After recent shifts in the Trump administration in its Syria policy, U.S. troops have controversially been kept in Syria to “keep the oil,” with U.S. military officials subsequently claiming that doing so was “a subset of the counter-ISIS mission.” However, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper later claimed that another factor behind U.S. insistence on guarding Syrian oil fields was to prevent the extraction and subsequent sale of Syrian oil by either the Syrian government or Russia.
    … history of leaking classified information to AIPAC, Satterfield also has a longstanding relationship with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a controversial spin-off of AIPAC also known by its acronym WINEP. WINEP’s website has long listed Satterfield as one of its experts and Satterfield has spoken at several WINEP events and policy forums, including several after his involvement with the AIPAC espionage scandal became public knowledge. However, despite his longstanding and controversial ties to the U.S. pro-Israel lobby, Satterfield’s current relationship with some elements of that lobby, such as the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), is complicated at best.
    While Satterfield’s role in yet another reversal of a promised withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria has largely escaped media scrutiny, another individual with deep ties to the Israel lobby and Syrian “rebel” groups has also been ignored by the media, despite his outsized role in taking advantage of this new U.S. policy for Israel’s benefit.
    Israeli interests pursued through covert channels

    … Israel established considerable financial support as well as the provision of armaments to other extremist terrorist groups active near the border between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Southern Syria when war first broke out in Syria in 2011. At least four of these extremist groups were led by individuals with direct ties to Israeli intelligence. These same groups, sometimes promoted as ‘moderates’ by some media, were actively fighting Syria’s government – an enemy of Israel and ally of Iran – before ISIS existed and eagerly partnered with ISIS when it expanded its campaign into Syria.
    Furthermore, Israeli officials have publicly admitted maintaining regular communication with ISIS cells in Southern Syria and have publicly expressed their desire that ISIS not be defeated in the country. In Libya, Israeli Mossad operatives have been found embedded within ISIS, suggesting that Israel has covert but definite ties with the group outside of Syria as well.
    Israel has also long promoted the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, with Israel having provided Iraq’s Kurds with weapons, training and teams of Mossad advisers as far back as the 1960s. More recently, Israel was the only state to support the KRG independence referendum in September 2017 despite its futility, hinting at the regard Israel holds for the KRG. Iraq’s government subsequently militarily defeated the KRG’s push for statehood and reclaimed Kirkuk’s oil fields with assistance from the Shia paramilitaries which were responsible for defeating ISIS in the area.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/12/11/the-israel-lobbys-hidden-hand-in-the-theft-of-iraqi-and-syrian-oil/

  37. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    Caitlin Johnstone:

    "Is it not deeply disturbing that we have to pray that some war-loving, establishment-supporting billionaire media outlet will have a partisan agenda to advance if we want to know about even a tiny sliver of this information?"

    … The most significant Afghanistan Papers revelation comes from The Washington Post‘s account of the extremely difficult time they had extricating these important documents from the talons of government secrecy, as detailed in a separate article titled “How The Post unearthed The Afghanistan Papers“. WaPo explains how the papers were ultimately obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests which, after they were initially rejected by the US government, needed to be supplemented over three years with two lawsuits.
    “The Post’s efforts to obtain the Afghanistan documents also illustrate how difficult it can be for journalists — or any citizen — to pry public information from the government,” WaPo reports. “The purpose of FOIA is to open up federal agencies to public scrutiny. But officials determined to thwart the spirit of the law can drag out requests for years, hoping requesters will eventually give up.”
    “In October 2017, The Post sued the inspector general in U.S. District Court in Washington — a step that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees — to obtain the Flynn interview materials,” WaPo adds.
    Now, The Washington Post is a giant, for-profit corporate media outlet which is solely owned by Jeff Bezos, who is currently listed as the wealthiest person on earth. Does anyone reading this have hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of their life to spend battling the US government into complying with its own transparency laws? Are any of the alternative media outlets which consistently oppose US imperialism able to afford many such expenditures? I would guess not.
    Is it not disturbing that the American taxpayer has to depend on outlets like The Washington Post, a neocon-packed outlet with an extensive history of promoting US interventionism at every opportunity, to extract these documents from behind the wall of government opacity?
    … It is obviously an inherently good thing that WaPo poured its immense wealth and resources into pursuing and publishing these documents. But would it have done so if those documents hadn’t presented an opportunity to embarrass the Trump administration? What kinds of information does the notoriously war-happy WaPo not spend its wealth and resources pursuing and publishing? Probably a whole lot.
    It is a very safe assumption that, because of the immense walls of government opacity that have been built up around the unconscionable things America’s elected and unelected leadership is doing, there are far, far more evil things that are far, far worse than anything revealed in the Afghanistan Papers that we don’t know about, and that we don’t even know we don’t know about.
    Is it not deeply disturbing that we have to pray that some war-loving, establishment-supporting billionaire media outlet will have a partisan agenda to advance if we want to know about even a tiny sliver of this information?
    … Julian Assange once said “The overwhelming majority of information is classified to protect political security, not national security,” and we see this tacitly confirmed by the US government in its massive backlogs of unanswered FOIA requests, illegitimate refusals, unjustifiable redactions and exploitation of loopholes to retain as much security as possible. As one Twitter follower recently put it, “The FOIA was enacted in 1966 to make legally compulsory the opening of government activities to ‘sunlight’. Fifty-three years later, the government has learned how to neutralize the law and once again hide their misconduct. Classifying everything is one way, requiring an expensive ‘lawsuit’ is another.”

    https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/12/11/the-most-significant-afghanistan-papers-revelation-is-how-difficult-they-were-to-make-public/

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