Saturday, 21 April 2018

C.G. Jung´s apocalyptic visions at the end of his life

Carl Jung: "The world hangs on a thin thread...."

Video of Carl Jung's famous statement:

"The world hangs by a thin thread, and that thread is the psyche of man.... Nowadays, we are not threatened by elemental catastrophes.... WE are the great danger. The psyche is the great danger. What if something goes wrong with the psyche? And so it is demonstrated in our day what the power of the psyche is, how important it is to know something about it. But we know nothing." (From "A Matter of Heart")

[Note: when Jung says here, "Nowadays we are not threatened by elemental catastrophes...." he means that the greatest threats facing us are all human-caused (e.g., in his time, nuclear war; and now additionally climate change, biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, and other environmental catastrophes), and thus that the greatest threats facing us are at their root problems of HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY.]

Where is Tucker Carlson?

Tucker Carlson MIA for 2 Days After Exposing Syria Gas Hoax - Deep State Revenge?

20 April, 2018

Carlson has been on fire recently. We've been covering several of his recent excellent criticisms of the massive flaws of American policy in Syria and Russia. Here's a recap:

Now he's been absent for two days with no explanation while his role has been substituted by Mark Steyn. Commenters on reddit speculate that Carlson may be being punished for exposing the Syrian Gas Hoax.

The top comment from reddit user "no1113":
"Shit keeps getting more and more obvious. Say something against the narrative, get reprimanded.
More and more people need to keep speaking out all the same though, and props to Carlson for doing so."
Tucker has also been MIA for over a week from Twitter with his last tweet coming from April 12th, which is over a week ago. This is out of character for the talkative TV host. 
Is he being held in a basement somewhere in the Virginia suburbs being given Chinese water torture?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Meet Maram (AKA SyriaGirl), the Android!

I'm The '#RussianBot' The Government And Media Warned You About


The American Armada reaches the Mediterranean

USS Harry Truman Aircraft Carrier Strike Group has entered the Mediterranean

20 April, 2018

The USS Truman and its Strike Group entered the western Mediterranean Sea early this morning, doubling the amount of American firepower in that region of the world.
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) entered the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations Wednesday, the region where less than a week ago U.S., British and French forces launched air strikes against Syrian chemical weapons facilities.
The Truman CSG left Norfolk on April 11 for a regularly scheduled deployment to both the 6th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Along with sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, the strike group is expected to also operate in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf during this deployment.
We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group here in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and look forward to having them on our team as we conduct the full spectrum of maritime operations to include working alongside our NATO allies and regional partners. Our U.S. 6th fleet motto is ‘Power for Peace,’ and there is no more recognizable symbol of American naval power than a carrier strike group. Their presence in this vital region is a reflection of our commitment to a safe, prosperous and free Europe and Africa,” said Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, the U.S. 6th Fleet commander in a release.
In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, three facilities that were part of the Syrian government’s chemical weapons program were hit by a coordinated set of U.S., French, and British airstrikes. A total of 105 missiles were launched from both ships and aircraft operating in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
In the Eastern Mediterranean, Virginia-class attack boat USS John Warner (SSN-785) launched six Tomahawks and French frigate Languedoc (D-653) fired three of the naval variant of the SCALP land attack cruise missiles, according to Navy officials. British and French aircraft also fired missiles while flying in the region.
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group includes USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60), and guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), USS Bulkeley (DDG-84), USS Farragut (DDG-99), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98), USS The Sullivans(DDG-68) and USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81). German frigate FGS Hessen (F-221) is also joining the Truman CSG for this deployment.
The Truman CSG includes twice the number of ships that were part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike group that operated in the same regions a year ago. The Bush CSG included USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon(DDG-58) and USS Truxtun (DDG-103); and guided missile cruisers USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) and USS Hue City (CG-66).

The weather seesaw: From the hottest weather for 40 years back to freezing temperatures

Don’t mention the words “climate change”!!

UK heatwave brings hottest June day for 40 years

Temperature hits 34.5C at Heathrow as heat brings health warnings of toxic air in large parts of southern England and Wales

Britain experienced its hottest June day for 40 years on Wednesday as the mercury hit 34.5C at Heathrow, the Met Office said.

The temperature at Heathrow has reached 33.9 °C! Not only making it the but also the hottest June day since 1976☀️

It was the highest June temperature since the 35.6C recorded in Southampton on 28 June 1976, the hottest day of the year so far and the first time the mercury hashit 30C or over on five consecutive days in June since 1995

While many have been basking in the sun, the heat has brought health warnings of toxic air in large parts of southern England and Wales.

NHS England has urged the elderly, children and those with medical conditions to keep cool and hydrated during the heatwave.

The weather is set to take an almighty turn as the record-breaking heatwave is followed by more snow , despite being well into spring

Just as Brits finally dug out flip flops and sunglasses to revel in glorious record-breaking 29C heat, forecasters are warning of incoming SNOW .

By the middle of next week temperatures are set to tumble, with risk of frost and wintry showers as cooler air heads towards the UK.

Temperatures could even drop as low as -2 or -3C in parts of Scotland.

The threat of snow is possible across parts of Scotland, Wales, and northern England, forecasters say.

It will be a big contrast from this week's gorgeous warm and sunny weather which brought summer-like highs to the UK - even up north.

Yesterday was the hottest April day for 69 years, and today the sizzling temperatures have continued.

But sadly, it is set to be short-lived as yet more topsy-turvy weather heads closer.

Leon Brown, chief forecaster at The Weather Channel, said: “It will be quite a lot colder from the middle of next week for the west and northwest.

PM Jacinda Adern buys into the hysteria of "Russia hacking"

Don't let New Zealand be left behind in the rising hysteria!

NZ PM checking if Russian hacking hit NZ
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is checking whether New Zealand has been hit by a fresh wave of global cyber attacks, she says.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Chancellery in Berlin at a news conference held with German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday. Photo: AFP / Emmanuele Contini / NurPhoto

21 April, 2018

Speaking in Berlin, Ms Ardern said she was awaiting advice from the GCSB.

"I've, ah, seen some recent statements out of the US and the UK and I'm awaiting advice from the GCSB on that but as I say we have attributed cyber attacks to Russia in the past and it's highly likely that a number of the issues that we've seen in New Zealand could be attributed that way in the future," she said.

GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton said in the agency's annual report in November that 122 local incidents, about a third of the 396 serious incidents recorded by the GCSB's National Cyber Security Centre, had "indicators of connection to foreign intelligence agencies".

He said Russian state-sponsored hackers were behind some of those incidents.

"New Zealand is not immune to the threat of espionage by foreign states or to foreign efforts to interfere with the normal functioning of government or the rights of New Zealanders," the report said.

"Such activities in New Zealand over the past year have included attempts to access sensitive government and private sector information and attempts to unduly influence expatriate communities."

The attacks targeted CISCO routers which form a key part of the internet infrastructure.

A warning from British and US officials said the exploits were also directed other internet network infrastructure including switches, firewalls and the Network Intrusion Detection System.

It could be used to mount a future offensive, it warned.

FBI deputy assistant director Howard Marshall said the attacks were part of a repeated pattern carried out by the Russian government.

"As long as this type of activity continues, the FBI will be there to investigate, identify and unmask the perpetrators, in this case, the Russian government," he said.

'Up to 400' businesses affected in Australia

The ABC has reported up to 400 Australian businesses could have been targeted by suspected Russian state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Its Cyber Security Minister Angus Taylor said it was important Russia took responsibility for its actions.

"We know that they were behind these attacks and that's a very important escalation," Mr Taylor said.

He would not be drawn on whether Australia would take further action against Russia over the attacks.

"The most important thing at this point is to attribute it. To say we know where this came from, we are working with our partners … and it's unacceptable behaviour."

Winston Peters, the old dog is biding his time and not entirely buying into the hysteria

Trade deal with Russia still future possibility – Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is sticking to his desire for a free trade deal with Russia at some point in the future, saying even North Korea could be one day be an option.

Hysteria reaches the stratosphere in Britain

A 4,000% rise in Russian bots!!

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Russian bots behind '4,000% rise' in spread of lies after Salisbury and Syria attacks

Russian bots behind '4,000% rise' in spread of lies after Salisbury and Syria attacks - Govt analysis
Theresa May says "Kremlin inspired" accounts posting lies are "part of a wider effort to undermine the international system".

Online activity by Russian bots, trolls and automated accounts has increased by 4,000% in the days and weeks following the Salisbury poisoning and suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Government analysis has identified "Kremlin inspired" accounts that have repeatedly posted messages to "spread disinformation and distort the truth" - described by Prime Minister Theresa May as "part of a wider effort to undermine the international system".

One Twitter account identified by the UK Government as being a Russian bot, @Partisangirl, posted more than 2,300 tweets in less than a fortnight - an average of 200 posts a day.

The research, by Whitehall officials, found that the many of the accounts commented on both events in Salisbury and Syria.

Posts included support for articles claiming the poison used on the streets of Salisbury was never produced in Russia and attempts to spread the theory that Porton Down manufactured the chemical agents used in Syria.

Separately, government social media experts have documented more than 45,000 posts propagating disinformation narratives in the two weeks since the Syria attack on 7 April, with a potential reach of around 20 million social media users.

One of the accounts named by the Government - @Ian56789 - has told Sky News that he is not in the employment of the Kremlin.

He said: "I have been campaigning against the Neocons and the Neocon Wars since January 2002, when I first realised Dick Cheney and the PNAC crowd were going to use 9/11 as the pretext to launch a disastrous invasion of Iraq.

"This has nothing to do with Russia. It has EVERYTHING to do with the massive lies constantly told by the UK & US governments about their illegal Wars of Aggression."

Mrs May visited the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London on the fringes of the CHOGM summit, along with her Australian, New Zealand and Canadian counterparts. The four nations are part of the 'Five Eyes' intelligence sharing relationship, along with the United States.

They were briefed by officials from GCHQ, the NCSC and the UK's Joint Intelligence Committee on the current threat picture, including the cyber threat posed by Russia.

Speaking after the briefing, the PM said: "This disinformation campaign is not just aimed at social media and the UK - it is intended to undermine the actual institutions and processes of the rules based system, such as the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons. We must do all we can at every turn to challenge this."

Look out for Russian bots!

Russian bots behind '4,000% rise' in spread of lies after Salisbury and Syria attacks

"Russian Bots": The 'Newspeak' of the Guardian

How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell's Prediction Of 'Newspeak'

Zero Hedge,
20 April,2018

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered "OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th had actually occurred, and the article then went further along that same propaganda-line, to accuse Syria’s Government of having perpetrated it. This ‘news’ story opened [and clarificatory comments from me will added in brackets]:
UN chemical weapons investigators were set on Sunday to begin examining the scene of a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, which had prompted the joint US, French and British strikes against military installations and chemical weapons facilities near the capital, Damascus.
The arrival of the delegation from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) came as the Syrian military announced that it had “purified” [no source provided, but this — from 7 March 2018  is the only source that existed prior to the April 14th missiles-invasion of Syria, and its meaning is very different: the region of eastern Ghouta, of which Douma is a part, after a two-month campaign that killed nearly 2,000 civilians [no source provided as regards either the number, or that all of them were ‘civilians’ and that none of them were jihadists or “terrorists"], following years of siege.

The propaganda-article continued directly: 

No source was provided for that, but this sentence is a sly mind-manipulation, because here is what the Syrian Government’s General Command had actually said"Statement of the Army General Command declaring Eastern Ghouta clear of terrorism” as headlined by the Syrian Government itself.

In other words: the Guardian’s ‘journalist’ had substituted the word “clear” by the word “purify” and did this after having already asserted but not documented, that the Government had just completed “a two-month campaign that killed nearly 2,000 civilians.”

When the Syrian Government announces that an area has been “cleared of terrorists (or of terrorism),” the US-allied propagandist uses the word “purify,” such as “purified the region of eastern Ghouta” or "the purification of eastern Ghouta, including all its towns and villages, of armed terrorist organisations.”

But by the time that the reader gets there to “purification … of armed terrorist organisations," the reader has already been indoctrinated to believe that Syria’s Government is trying to “purify” land, or perpetrate some type of ethnic-cleansing

Later, the article asserts that,
"The OPCW mission will arrive in Douma eight days after the chemical attack, and days after the area fell to the control of Russian military and Syrian government forces. That delay, along with the possibility of the tampering of evidence by the forces accused of perpetrating the attack, raises doubts about what the OPCW’s inspectors might be able to discover.”

However, a fierce debate is being waged over whether this was not any real “chemical attack” but instead a staged event by the jihadists in order to draw Trump back into invading Syria. In other words: any journalistic reference yet, at this time, to the event as “the chemical attack” instead of as “the alleged chemical attack" is garbage, just as, prior to the guilty-verdict in a murder trial, no journalistic reference may legitimately be made to the defendant as “the murderer,” instead of as “the defendant." That is lynch-mob ‘journalism’, which Joseph Goebbels championed.

The Joseph-Goebbels-following ‘journalist’ has thus opened by implying that the Russia-allied Syrian Government is trying to crush a democratic revolution, instead of the truth, that the US-allied Governments are trying to overthrow and replace the Russia-allied Syrian Government.

It’s a big difference, between the lie, and the truth.

Another story in the April 15th Guardian was "Pressure grows on Russia to stop protecting Assad as US, UK and France press for inquiry into chemical weapons stockpiles” and this one pretended that the issue is for “Russia to stop protecting Assad,” who is the democratically elected and popular President of Syria, and not to stop the invasion of Syria since 2011 by US and Saudi backed foreign jihadists to overthrow him.

Furthermore, as regards “press for inquiry into chemical weapons stockpiles,” the real and urgent issue right now is to allow the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) into Douma to hold an independent and authoritative investigation into the evidence there. Russia pressed for it at the U.N. Security Council and the US and its allies blocked it there. But the OPCW went anyway — even after the US-allied invasion on April 14th — and this courageous resistance by them against the US dictatorship can only be considered heroic.

That type of ‘news’-reporting is virtually universal in The West, among the US and its allied governments, which refer to themselves as ‘democracies’ and refer to any Government that they wish to overthrow and replace by their own selected dictator, as ‘dictatorships’, such as these regimes had referred to Iraq in 2003, Libya in 2011, Syria forever, and Ukraine in 2014.

The Guardian, “Russian bots” and the dehumanisation of dissent

20 April,2018

Heather Stewart, The Guardian’s chief stenographer political editor, has copied and pasted a press release written a new article all about “Russian bots”. The trouble is she doesn’t seem to know what either of these words actually means.

The article – headlined Russia spread fake news via Twitter bots after Salisbury poisoning – analysis – is a direct lie from the outset, as it offers absolutely no “analysis”.

Instead she does this:

Russia used trolls and bots to unleash disinformation on to social media in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning, according to fresh Whitehall analysis. Government sources said experts had uncovered an increase of up to 4,000% in the spread of propaganda from Russia-based accounts since the attack,– many of which were identifiable as automated bots.

She simply directly quotes Whitehall via anonymous “sources”. Does she interrogate the veracity of these claims? No. Does she offer evidence to support them? Of course not. Does she question the agenda behind them? I doubt she even remembers how.

Ctrl-C, ctrl-V. It must be true the government says so.

This is modern media in a nutshell. This new take on the meaning of “journalism” has hurt the world in general and press in the specific. Refusal to abide by its rules has pushed important voices out of the mainstream – the careers of many decent people of principle – John Pilger and Seymour Hersh for example – are forced out into alternate sources.

Kowtowing to the government line has its own cost though – the unquestioning acceptance of government authority has a price – and very often it’s looking incredibly foolish.

Heather seems happy to pay this price.

She cites only two examples of “Russian bots” in her article, a revelation tainted only by the fact that neither of them are Russian and neither of them are bots.

Now, before we refute the specifics Ms Stewart’s bizarre claims, let’s take a look at the definition of a bot, from wikipedia::

An Internet Bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.

Simply put – bots are automated, internet based software programs that do simple repetitive tasks faster and more efficiently than humans. It’s not a difficult concept.

Heather clearly doesn’t know exactly what a “bot” is, and perhaps even worse, can’t even be bothered to do some incredibly easy research to familiarise herself with the term. The government says so, so it must be true. Copy. Paste.

So, who are these non-bots, you ask? Well…apparently there’s millions of them, but Heather only mentions two:

One bot, @Ian56789, was sending 100 posts a day during a 12-day period from 7 April, and reached 23 million users, before the account was suspended. It focused on claims that the chemical weapons attack on Douma had been falsified, using the hashtag #falseflag. Another, @Partisangirl, reached 61 million users with 2,300 posts over the same 12-day period.

Now, anybody who follows alt-news sites on twitter – or who pays attention to the Syria situation – is probably more than familiar with these two names.

Ian56789 is not a bot. Anybody who follows him can see that. Is he Russian? There’s nothing to indicate that, he claims to be a Brit living in the US, and his English is perfect. Take a look at this completely randomly chosen tweet as an example:

Fake excuse by @GuardianHeather printing pure lies about me.
Basic Journalism says you at least do basic research validating what you are about to print from at least two credible sources.

Parroting lies from KNOWN liars, War Criminals & NON credible sources is NOT Journalism. 

There is nothing whatsoever to indicate he is “Russian”…except his opinions. Still, his account was suspended, because saying the wrong things has you branded an enemy in the land of the free. Thankfully he has since been reinstated.

However that pales in comparison to the absurdity of listing Partisangirl as a “Russian bot”. Partisangirl – or Maram Susli – is a real person. There can be no disagreement on that front. She gives interviews, she makes videos, there are hundreds of photographs of her. Only slightly less ridiculous than the idea she’s a “bot”, is the idea she’s “Russian”. She’s Syrian-Australian woman. She has a Syrian name, and a Syrian flag in her bio and talks – almost exclusively – about Syria.

Here's a real,live Russian bot (English accent and all)

The UK govt claimed they identified me as a cause I made "2300 tweets in 12 days." My analytics show only 980 tweets in 28 days. Their statistics weren't even numerical correct. This is the "British intelligence" we are supposed to believe about & .

I'm The '#RussianBot' The Government And Media Warned You About