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ECONOMIC ANTI-SEMITISM – Influenced by significant, growing and vocal Muslim populations, Britain and the nations of Europe have been engaged in a growing boycott of Israel. Now this phenomenon is spreading to other parts of the globe. Israel’s YNet News reports: “European banks are cutting ties with Israeli counterparts, while supermarkets across the world are appeasing violent protesters who attack their Israeli produce.” It’s all about the Palestinian thing. Companies and nations involved in these boycotts are driven by the belief that Israel is practicing a form of apartheid vis-à-vis the Palestinians and that Israel is an ‘occupier’ in what is rightfully Palestinian territory. And now there is a “violent dimension” taking hold. “Shopkeepers in Australia have received death threats for continuing to sell goods from Israel; pro-Palestinian students in Australia have staged loud demonstrations at shopping malls at which owners of stalls selling Ahava products from the Dead Sea were ... [More]

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JADE HELM 15 UPDATE - Won't go into the whole Jade Helm exercises again. You can look at last week's issue if you need context. But there are some new developments in the major military exercise that will be taking place this summer and ending on September 15th. ANP reports that an American military officer conducting a briefing for concerned civilians in Bastrop, Texas admitted that the drill will involve seizing citizens from a pre-determined list. The drills are scheduled to be held in the middle of the night. When asked whether soldiers will be knocking on any citizens doors, the briefing officer answered: "No, we shouldn't have to." He went on to indicate that helicopters would be deployed to certain neighborhoods during these theses nighttime drills.[i] Then there's the little bit of subliminal propaganda contained in why is this subliminal message about martial law being declared by the President after an outbreak appearing in a public service announcement for care giving put ... [More]

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A WORD ABOUT JADE HELM – Listen, I’ve got my tinfoil hat right next to me here, but I’m just not sure whether I should be putting it on or not. On the one hand, I know that this military training operation is very real and that the US Military will be practicing techniques and operations that can be turned against the American public. On the other hand, some of the claims about what this entails and what it is really about seem to stretch credulity to the limit. Let’s start by defining what we’re talking about. In the words of ANP: “From July 15th to September 15th of 2015, the US Army's Green Berets, US Navy Seals, US Marines Special Ops Command and US Air Force Special Ops Command will be taking part in 'Jade Helm 15', 8 weeks of night time drills in 7 states in the southwestern portion of America in which the states of Texas and Utah are both labeled 'hostile' territory in the 'drills' as outlined in more detail in the US Army Special Ops Command documents.”[i] Next comes the ... [More]