Archive for Agosto, 2016

Bernie Suarez

Think of it from the point of view of ISIS fighters: the bosses who gave you your guns, supplies and are looking out for your safety will tell you what to do next and you will listen. Doesn’t that logic sequence make sense from the point of view of an ISIS fighter? ISIS fighters only do what they are told just like any small gang would. For any individual fighter to act on his own outside of the mission of the group could and eventually would be detrimental to the group. The media is constantly playing the “ISIS is so rich and powerful” card to get you to believe that they can buy themselves out of being tracked, captured, defeated, dismantled and done away with. I’ve been discussing the mainstream media “ISIS is god” psyop marketing campaign for several years now. In the famous words of Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel:

Oh this is beyond anything that we’ve seen!

 Timing is something I always emphasize when it comes to analyzing government psyops, false flags and staged events. It’s one of those components of reality that even the bad guys can’t help themselves but to reveal. It’s up to the astute truth-seeking observer to notice the timing of these stories and include the meaningfulness of this timing to the rest of the story. Anyone paying attention can see that ISIS stories essentially disappeared from the mainstream media news during the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. But following this past weekend’s Olympic closing ceremonies all of a sudden bizarre ISIS stories are surfacing everywhere. Here are just a few recent stories that either involve ISIS or imply ISIS. Either way the stories serve the same purpose – to ratchet up fear as we approach the 15th anniversary of September 11th:

1- All of a sudden (we’re told) that ISIS released a “dramatic 10-second video” as “proof” that supposed hostage “Kayla Mueller” was in their custody in 2013 after being captured in Syria. The human interest component of the story (lending suspicion that this is State propaganda) is as usual over-the-top. (key words in bold)

A dramatic 10-second video released this week by aid worker Kayla Mueller’s family showed the woman pleading for help shortly after Islamic State fighters kidnapped her in Syria in 2013.The brief clip served as her proof-of-life video. U.S. officials confirmed last year she was killed. The cause of her death remains murky, though ISIS claimed a Jordanian airstrike killed her.

“My name is Kayla Mueller… I need your help,” she was reported as saying in the video. “I’ve been here too long, and I’ve been very sick. It’s, it’s very terrifying here.

With this one “brief clip” which you can watch here a fresh new psyop story has been launched on the consciousness of the masses who believe this type of US government State propaganda. To bring it home you then have to offer the “solution.”

Mueller’s parents live in Prescott, Arizona. Speaking to ABC News, her father, Carl, described seeing the video for the first time. “You just go into almost a catatonic state, I think. You can’t even stand up.” Her mother, Marsha, added, “It broke my heart, but I also saw her strength.”

Carl Mueller told The Arizona Republic last June the U.S. needed to take military action against ISIS, and that there seemed to be no repercussions for hurting Americans.

They need to take forceful action against these people,” he said. “They need to know if you kidnap Americans, you are going to die. Right now, they’re given a free pass.”

Conclusion? Or should I say, translation? We need to get out there and kick some butt with some real military action against ISIS. Let’s do it!

Stories like these have replaced the 1950s-style billboards warning us about the “evil Soviets” or how we need to “stop communism.” The difference today is that you can release a 10-second video-clip sold as “reality” news and get a more powerful and broad reaction from the people. The days of relying on politically based propagandized illustrations and billboards to get the message across are long gone. This is a sample of modern-day information warfare at its best.

2- I documented another bizarre story this past week where a hoax ISIS scaremongering event was staged in Prague by a character who seems to have arrived on the scene just a few years ago. Martin Konvicka, a radical anti-Islam anti-immigration “activist” along with his followers staged an oddly realistic “ISIS attack” on the people of Prague causing panic in the streets. His history as an anti-Islam activist (again, timing) seems to have kicked off in 2014, right as ISIS was rolled out to the American public consciousness. Coincidence? You decide.

3- And in even odder story ironically also staged in Prague this week, though not directly attributed to ISIS (yet) but the story subliminally suggests ISIS, an “armed” mystery man was arrested “trying to infiltrate German Chancellor’s motorcade“:

A feared assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly been foiled in Prague.

Czech police halted an armed man in his car as he allegedly tried to join Merkel’s motorcade during her visit to the capital.

Local reports claim that officers found a baton, a canister of tear gas, cement blocks, and handcuffs in the man’s black 4×4 Mercedes.

“The perpetrator has been detained,” police spokesman Josef Bocan said.

“He is suspected of attempting to cause a crime – specifically an attempt to use violence against an official.”

“Thanks to the professional actions of officers, Angela Merkel’s life was not in danger.

“The incident is currently being investigated by Prague detectives.”

This odd story is an example of the power of propaganda. Without the article stating that ISIS is responsible for this supposed “assassination attempt” the reader is left thinking “ISIS?” and personally I believe this is the intended effect. After all, who else would be caught in this lead-up to the 15th 9/11 anniversary of September 11th globalist terrorist attack on America, in broad daylight mind you, with a baton, tear gas, cement blocks and handcuffs in their car?

In summary, the point is that with the Olympics now done and with the 15th anniversary of 9/11 right around the corner, on cue the ruling elite are ratcheting up the fear and anticipation of ISIS likely for an upcoming big event for which they will blame “ISIS.” Or perhaps it will be a big event that they will use to blame Russia, Syria, Iran or one of the other nation states that have said no to the Western central bankers so they can justify the start of WW3. Either way ISIS will be at the center of this as the propaganda is now building up suggesting that Syria and Russia are attacking the “rebels” who are trying to supposedly attack ISIS.

Let’s face it, we’re coming up on ISIS season (just like they are stirring up the pot for a big Zika virus psyop likely coming this fall) and the recent bizarre stories are just the tip of the iceberg for what they are planning.

It’s time to get familiar with the script:

A. They float out many smaller stories; then they

B. psychologically build you up to the big event.

Let’s prepare for this psyop script and find ways to expose their agenda and their fake and sponsored terrorism without which there is no hope for the new global order they want so desperately.

Thankfully, there’s nothing the ruling elite can do to obscure the revealed knowledge we have about who created, armed and trained ISIS. We can also see for two solid years that the US is not interested in finishing off ISIS. We’ve also observed for two full years that their mainstream media just wants to glorify ISIS and make you think that ISIS is always getting bigger, stronger and scarier. This apparently is the latest memo they (the MSM) has received. The propaganda ammo is flying and the American people’s minds are the targets. Build up ISIS 2014-style and prepare the masses for what is coming.

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Gail Tverberg

The Peak Oil story got some things right. Back in 1998, Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère wrote an article published in Scientific American called, “The End of Cheap Oil.” In it they said:

Our analysis of the discovery and production of oil fields around the world suggests that within the next decade, the supply of conventional oil will be unable to keep up with demand.

There is no single definition for conventional oil. According to one view, conventional oil is oil that can be extracted by conventional methods. Another holds it to be oil that can be extracted inexpensively. Other authors list specific types of oil that require specialized techniques, such as very heavy oil and oil from shale formations, that are considered unconventional.

Figure 1 shows the growth in unconventional oil supply for three parts of the world:

  1. Oil from shale formations in the US.
  2. Oil from the Oil Sands in Canada.
  3. Oil characterized as unconventional in China, in a recent academic paper of which I was a co-author. (Temporarily available for free here.)
Figure 1. Approximate unconventional oil production in the United States, Canada, and China. US amounts estimated from EIA data; Canadian amounts from CAPP.

Figure 1. Approximate unconventional oil production in the United States, Canada, and China. US amounts estimated from EIA data; Canadian amounts from CAPP. Oil prices are yearly average Brent oil prices in $2015, from BP 2016 Statistical Review of World Energy.

Oil prices in 1998, which is when the above quote was written, were very low, averaging $12.72 per barrel in money of the day–equivalent to $18.49 per barrel in 2015 dollars. From the view of the authors, even today’s oil prices in the low $40s per barrel would be quite high. Since the above chart shows only yearly average prices, it doesn’t really show how high prices rose in 2008, or how low they fell that same year. But even when oil prices fell very low in December 2008, they remained well above $18.49 per barrel.

Clearly, if oil prices briefly exceeded six times 1998 prices in 2008, and remained in the range of six times 1998 prices in the 2011 to 2013 period, companies had an incentive to use techniques that were much higher-cost than those used in the 1998 time-period. If we subtract from total crude oil production only the production of the three types of unconventional oil shown in Figure 1, we find that a bumpy plateau of conventional oil started in 2005. In fact, conventional oil production in 2005 is slightly higher than the later values.

Figure 2. World conventional crude oil production, if our definition of unconventional is defined as in Figure 1.

Figure 2. World conventional crude oil production, if our definition of unconventional is defined as in Figure 1.

I would argue that far more crude oil production was enabled by high oil prices than I subtracted out in Figure 2. For example, Daqing Oil Field in China is a conventional oil field, but greater extraction has been enabled in recent years by polymer flooding and other advanced (and thus, high-cost) techniques. In the academic paper referenced earlier, we found that the amount of unconventional oil extracted in China in 2014 would be increased by about 55%, if we broadened the definition of unconventional oil to include oil made available by polymer flooding in Daqing, plus some other types of Chinese oil extraction that became more feasible because of higher prices.


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Richard Heinberg

Movie buffs will recognize this title as the most memorable line from “A Few Good Men” (1992), spoken by the character Colonel Jessep, played by Jack Nicholson (“You can’t handle the truth!” is #29 in the American Film Institute’s list of 100 top movie quotes).

I hereby propose it as the subtext of the recently concluded Republican and Democratic national conventions.

At this point most people appear to know that something is terribly, terribly wrong in the United States of America. But like the proverbial blind man describing the elephant, Americans tend to characterize the problem according to their economic status, their education and interests, and the way that the problem is impacting their peer group. So we hear that the biggest crisis facing America today is:

  • Corruption
  • Immigration
  • Economic inequality
  • Climate change
  • Lack of respect for law enforcement
  • Institutionalized racism
  • Islamic terrorism
  • The greed and recklessness of Wall Street banks
  • Those damned far-right Republicans
  • Those damned liberal Democrats
  • Political polarization

The list could easily be lengthened, but you get the drift. Pick your devil and prepare to get really, really angry at it.

In reality, these are all symptoms of an entirely foreseeable systemic crisis. The basic outlines of that crisis were traced over 40 years ago in a book titled The Limits to Growth. Today we are hitting the limits of net energy, environmental pollution, and debt, and the experience is uncomfortable for just about everyone. The solution that’s being proposed by our political leaders? Find someone to blame.


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