Americans pushed into pro-war frenzy by elite-controlled media and orgs

U.S. soldiers attend welcoming ceremony for U.S.-led NATO troops at polygon near Orzysz, Poland, April 13, 2017
Years of Russia hysteria and North Korea fearmongering led by the US mainstream media and NATO propaganda have built support for war among Americans, making them ready to “fight and die” in overseas lands, author and journalist Max Blumenthal told RT.

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A recent study by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs has pointed at a shift in the collective thinking and feeling of Americans, when it comes how they view global conflict.

The study was conducted over the last two years leading up to the elections in 2016 and found that Americans seem to have found a new appetite for war.

Blumenthal, who co-hosts the “Moderate Rebels” podcast focused on US interventions and is the Senior Editor of AlterNet’s Grayzone Project, spoke to RT America’s Manila Chan about these developments.

RT:What do you make of this Chicago Council study?

Max Blumenthal: The Washington Post in a commentary framed these numbers as kind of the failure of Donald Trump’s America First policy. And I think Trump has done a pretty horrible job selling his policy. There was a non-interventionist component that he campaigned on, which proved pretty popular, particularly in places like the Rust Belt.

However, I really think that if you look at these numbers, you should look at the internals, and look at when the poll was taken, and when the numbers started to shift. They started to shift when the election campaign began. They reflect a concerted campaign by the mainstream media and by the national security state, which has unprecedented access and control over mainstream media – particularly CNN and MSNBC – to bring the American public’s views in line with the elites’ [views] of our interventionist bipartisan foreign policy consensus in Washington. Two years of non-stop red-baiting, Russia hysteria, and fearmongering over North Korea have done the trick, particularly among Democrats.

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RT:Speaking of the mainstream media, why do liberals tend to support interventionist policies at higher rates than even Republicans? It’s unusual, isn’t it?

MB: Yes, it is unusual. We should just talk about some of the numbers first. From 2015 to this summer we saw a 20 percent surge in the number of Americans who would support sending troops to defend South Korea. We also see, for the first time in history, a majority of Americans willing to send US troops to fight and die for Latvia against Russia, and that is a reflection of their support for NATO.
Liberals disproportionately support these militaristic policies, which seem to suggest support for a hot war with Russia, and even hot war with China. It would be disastrous if they took place. So why didn’t that take place? Because of the partisan war against Trump, who has been portrayed as an enemy of NATO – even though he is now as supportive of NATO as ever; as someone who is a Manchurian candidate of Russia, who is controlled by Putin’s nine-dimensional chess and has colluded with Russia. So, Democrats tend to see Russia in a negative light, and they support interventionist policies.

But if you also look at CNN and MSNBC versus Fox News, which is the de-facto channel of the Republican Party and Trump, you see non-stop contributors from the national security state – like James Clapper, Michael Hayden, the former CIA director – pushing these kinds of militaristic policies. So, these are the channels that Democrats watch. Their media, including the Washington Post and the New York Times, has really stepped up the fearmongering and militarism.

So, you see a total reversal from the Bush period, the Bush era – when Democrats were staunchly against the Iraq war, because it was Bush’s war. And now you see the people that are against guns that are against mass shooting – favoring pointing guns and committing mass shootings abroad.

RT:How do you view the posture of the American people on defending eastern European countries like Lithuania and Latvia, who are members of NATO?

MB: In 2014, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State, wife of the neo-conservative Robert Kagan, said that Americans were ready to fight and die for Latvia. That wasn’t true at the time. Now it is. These attitudes have been manufactured.

They’ve been partly manufactured by NATO propaganda. We heard at lot – especially on CNN from figures like Jake Tapper, “Deep State Jake,” who almost every show is pushing regime change in one of the non-compliant states. We heard a lot about the Zapad [West] military exercises, thinking Romania, where Russia was said to have amassed 100,000 troops on NATO borders – even “Democracy Now!” reported that.

It turns out that Jens Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, was pushing this lie – that there will be 100,000 troops. I think less than 10,000 troops in the end appeared for these military exercises. This was supposed to terrify the states. It was absolute blaster and pro-war propaganda. We’ve seen that reflected in these attitudes.


Senior Republican says Trump is steering US towards World War

US President Donald Trump is leading the US towards a third World War, and his governing style is fit more for a reality show than for the White House, Senator Bob Corker (R) said, further fueling the bitter public row between the former allies.

Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed serious doubts about Trump’s ability to lead the country in the right direction in an interview with the New York Times on Sunday.

“He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation,” Corker said of Trump.

He went on to blame Trump, his fellow party member, for treating the job of running the country like a never-ending reality show, saying that  by continually threatening other countries Trump is setting the US “on the path to World War III.”

Corker’s latest remark comes as the two are engaged in a fiery debate, having traded barbs since Sunday morning.

Trump launched a scathing attack on Corker seemingly out of the blue. Trump called out Corker for a lack of leadership skills, and impeding his administration’s policy with his tweets.

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“Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement. He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said ‘NO THANKS,’” Trump said  Corker a “negative voice” that “stands in the way” of his administration’s agenda.



France won’t recognise Catalonian independence

France will not recognize Catalonia if it unilaterally declares independence, European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau has said. “If there were to be a declaration of independence, it would be unilateral, and it would not be recognized,” Loiseau said Monday on CNews television. “Catalonia cannot be defined by the vote organized by the independence movement just over a week ago,” Reuters quoted the junior minister as saying. “This crisis needs to be resolved through dialogue at all levels of Spanish politics.” If independence of this Spanish region“were to be recognized – which is not something that’s being discussed – the most immediate consequence would be that [Catalonia] automatically left the EU,” according to Loiseau.


Turkish army’s reconnaissance team crosses into Syria

A small army reconnaissance team from Turkey has reportedly crossed the border into Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib ahead of a planned deployment of the Ankara-backed so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA)’s forces in the largely militant-held region.

A top FSA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, announced the news on Sunday, a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a major military operation conducted by the armed opposition group and supported by the Turkish army had just begun to liberate the militant-held areas of Idlib from the Takfiri Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist outfit.

The HTS terrorist group is spearheaded by an al-Qaeda affiliate known as the Nusra Front, which changed its name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham last year, and has already captured much of Idlib while holding swathes of land in Syria’s northern regions.

Meanwhile, reports said that the Turkish army, using howitzers fixed on the border, shelled positions held by the HTS earlier in the day to pave the way for the FSA forces to advance into the volatile province. According to a member of the FSA group, the Turkish shelling came after the HTS militants fired a missile across the border.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Turkish shells fell in the vicinity of a camp designated for displaced people along the border, spreading panic but causing no casualties.

The Turkish army’s armored vehicles and soldiers wait on October 8, 2017 at the Syria-Turkey border in Reyhanli district in Hatay. (Photo by AFP)

The new operation in Idlib will pave the way for establishing a planned “de-escalation” zone in the province, where Erdogan has said Turkey would deploy troops, though the HTS terrorists have pledged to keep fighting.

Erdogan on Sunday said that Turkey was implementing a deal agreed with Russia and Iran to curb violence in Idlib in cooperation with the FSA, adding, “Our efforts in Idlib are going on in cooperation with the Free Syria Army without problems at the moment.”

Back in May, the fourth round of the intra-Syrian talks, held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, resulted in an agreement on creating four de-escalation zones across Syria, with Russia, Iran, and Turkey serving as guarantor states.

Three of the safe zones have been created to date in Syria’s central province of Homs, in the Eastern Ghouta area of the southern province of Rif Dimashq, and in a southwestern militant-controlled stretch along the border with Jordan. They have sharply reduced fighting in the conflict zones.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 26th semi-annual consultation and assessment meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey’s western city of Afyonkarahisar, October 7, 2017. (Photo by AP)

The newly launched operation is regarded as a strong push for establishing the fourth zone to be set up in Idlib. Last month, Moscow, Tehran, and Ankara agreed on the details of the safe zone in the volatile province, which borders Turkey.

The Turkish president said on Saturday that the major offensive was a follow-up to the Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria, which was launched in August last year without permission of Damascus. It aimed to clear Turkey’s southern border of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday said that Ankara was cooperating with Moscow in the ongoing offensive in the province, adding, “We will provide security in Idlib.”

A member of the so-called Free Syrian Army is seen behind a machine gun on a tank during battles against Daesh Takfiri terrorists near the town of Qabasin, some 30 kilometers from Aleppo, Syria, on January 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Idlib province has been the destination of many militant groups who were relocated under deals with Damascus last year. Terrorist alliances, however, are still operating in the province, controlling a considerable part of its territory.

Last month, the Russian military announced that the Syrian government had managed to liberate 85 percent of the country from the grips of terrorist groups, some two years after Moscow began a counter-terrorism campaign in Syria at the official request of Damascus.

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Hundreds of thousands rally against Catalan independence in Barcelona

Police said around 350,000 people took to the streets of the Spanish capital, though organisers put the figure closer to 930,000.

The rally, designed to defend the unity of Spain, was organized by the Catalan Civil Society (SCC) group, with the slogan‘Let’s recover our common sense!’

“Everyone has the right to say their opinion. [Until] today I had the impression that [people] who were against independence couldn’t speak. Today is a great day when everyone in Catalonia can speak,” a French woman living in Barcelona told RT.

When asked about the federal police presence in the region, the woman justified the measure saying that “we can’t forget that Catalonia is still Spain.”

Wrapped in a Spanish flag, another local believes Prime Minister Rajoy should follow the rules and exercise his powers.“He is in charge of our government, he must do something. He must remove some powers from autonomic government, because they’re not following the rules.”

Others saw the Sunday gathering as an opportunity for the Catalans to go out to the streets and say “We’re Spanish as well. You’re not touching our Catalonia, because Catalonia is for everyone and Spain is for everyone.”

“People of peace that are here, we don’t want war, we don’t want conflict with Catalonia. This is our flag, and Catalonia’s is our flag,” the man says, wrapped in the red and yellow Spanish flag. “Viva Espana! Viva Catalonia!” the man called out, as the crowd cheered and joined in his chant.

More than 2.2 million people across Catalonia cast their ballots in last Sunday’s referendum, which saw a 90-percent vote in favor of a split from Spain. The police crackdown on the independence referendum in the affluent Spanish region led to over 800 people being injured and mass protests, with 700,000 people taking to the streets of Barcelona to vent their anger and voice support for the local authorities.

In the wake of the referendum, Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont pledged to present the results to the local parliament, despite the Spanish Constitutional Court ruling the referendum illegal. The court subsequently suspended the upcoming Monday session of the Catalan parliament, during which it was expected to address the outcome of the popular vote.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said, in an exclusive interview with El Pais on Saturday, that “Spain is not going to be divided and the nation’s unity will be maintained… We believe that we know what the Spanish people are thinking. And they should know that the government also knows what it has to do.”

“The ideal would be not to have to take drastic measures, but for that to happen there would have to be some rectifications. I would like the threat of a declaration of independence to be withdrawn as quickly as possible,” he said.

On Monday, the European Commission backed the Spanish government’s stance that the referendum was against the law and called the police crackdown an “internal matter” for Spain.

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A man casts his vote in a polling station for the banned separatist referendum in Barcelona, Spain October 1, 2017. © Eloy Alonso

This led to accusations of hypocrisy voiced against the EU, with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic saying: “How come that in the case of Catalonia the referendum on independence is not valid, while in the case of Kosovo, secession [from Serbia in 2008] is allowed even without a referendum?” 

The EU sided with Spain’s national government, and failed to explicitly condemn the violent suppression of the vote.

European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans described the baton charges and rubber bullets used against voters and protesters as a “proportionate” use of force that EU states are entitled to deploy to protect the law.

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“It is a duty for any government to uphold the rule of law, and this sometimes requires the proportionate use of force,”Timmermans told the European Parliament in Strasbourg during a debate on Catalonia.

Ankara suspends visa services in Washington

stupid childish tit for tat behaviour

The Turkish authorities said they are suspending all non-immigrant visa services provided by the Turkish mission facilities based in Washington as a countermeasure to a similar decision by the US announced just hours before.

“Recent events have forced the Turkish government to reassess the commitment of the government of the United States to the security of Turkish mission facilities and personnel,” Turkey’s Washington embassy said in a statement Sunday.

The statement effectively mirrors the one by issued by Washington less than 24 hours previously. The US restricted its visa services in Turkey in response to the arrest of an employee of the US General Consulate in Istanbul, Metin Topuz, a Turkish citizen, earlier in the week.

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General view of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara © Umit Bektas

Topuz was reportedly accused of being an accomplice of the exiled Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by the government in Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup attempt last July.

The US embassy strongly condemned the arrest of Topuz, who remains in custody, calling the claims of his involvement in the coup “baseless, anonymous allegations” that could “undermine and devalue the longstanding partnership” between US and Turkey.

Ankara said the decision to suspend the services  “will apply to visas in passports as well as e-Visas and visas acquired at the border.”

US-Turkish relations have been on the rocks since Washington’s refusal to extradite the US-based Gulen to Turkey and the support the US military openly provides to the Kurdish YPG [People’s Protection Units] militia battling against ISIS in Iraq. Ankara views YPG as an extension of the outlawed PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party], which has been embroiled in a decades-long military confrontation with the Turkish government in the southeast of the country.

Neither Washington nor Ankara specified how long the “reassessment” of  bilateral security commitments, announced this weekend, is expected to take.



Economic Slowdown Confirmed: The U.S. Economy Lost Jobs Last Month

Don’t worry – even though the employment numbers are terrible the mainstream media insists that everything is going to be wonderful for the U.S. economy in the months ahead.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs during September.  That was the first monthly decline in seven years, and as you will see below, overall 2017 is on pace for the slowest employment growth in at least five years.  But the Bureau of Labor Statistics insists that the downturn in September was due to the chaos caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and they are assuring us that happier times are right around the corner.


Economists were projecting that we would see an increase of around 80,000 jobs last month, and we need to add at least 150,000 jobs each month just to keep up with population growth.  So the -33,000 number was a huge disappointment.

But even though we lost 33,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the unemployment rate fell from 4.4 percent to 4.2 percent.

Yes, I know that doesn’t make any sense at all, but that is what they are telling us.

Perhaps if several volcanoes go off inside this country, terrorists detonate a dirty bomb in one of our major cities and Godzilla invades the west coast next month the unemployment rate will drop all the way to zero.


Of course I am being facetious, but I just want to point out the absurdity of what we are being told.  There is no way in the world that the official unemployment rate should be at “a new 16-year low”.

In the end, perhaps September will end up being a bit of an anomaly.  But as I mentioned above, we have been witnessing a broader trend build for months.  According to CNBC, we are on pace for “the slowest jobs growth in at least five years”…

In addition to September’s rough month, the July number was revised lower from 189,000 to 138,000 though August got a bump higher from 156,000. In all, though, 2017 thus far has seen the slowest jobs growth in at least five years.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Freight-hopping youth near Bakersfield, California (National Youth Administration, 1940)


Freighthopping or train hopping is the act of surreptitiously boarding and riding a railroad freight car. In the United States, this became a common means of transportation following the American Civil War as the railroads began pushing westward, especially among migrant workers who became known as “hobos”. It continued to be widely used by those unable to afford other transportation, especially during times of widespread economic dislocation such as the Great Depression. For a variety of reasons the practice is less common today, although a community of freight-train riders still exists

Employment is not booming.  In fact, things haven’t been this slow “in at least five years”.  An economic slowdown is here, and yet most people are totally oblivious to what is happening.

And let me share something else with you.  The following chart shows the average duration of unemployment since the late 1940s…

This chart shows that workers remain unemployed far longer than they did in the “good old days”, but I want you to pay special attention to the very end of the chart.

The duration of unemployment is really starting to spike up again quite dramatically, and that is a very, very troubling sign for the U.S. economy overall, because spikes in this number almost always correspond with recessions.

But the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that we don’t have anything to be concerned about.  In fact, they are blaming all of the bad numbers from last month on Harvey and Irma

Our analysis suggests that the net effect of these hurricanes was to reduce the estimate of total nonfarm payroll employment for September. There was no discernible effect on the national unemployment rate. No changes were made to either the establishment or household survey estimation procedures for the September figures. For both surveys, collection rates generally were within normal ranges, both nationally and in the affected states. In the establishment survey, employees who are not paid for the pay period that includes the 12th of the month are not counted as employed. In the household survey, persons with a job are counted as employed even if they miss work for the entire survey reference week (the week including the 12th of the month), regardless of whether or not they are paid. For both surveys, national estimates do not include Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.



And the “experts” that are being quoted by the mainstream media are assuring us that “the labor market remains in good shape”

“Despite the decline (in job gains), it’s really clear that the labor market remains in good shape,” says Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors.

The unemployment rate, which is calculated from a different survey than the headline job totals, edged lower. That’s because gains in the number of people employed outpaced an increase in the labor force, which includes people working and looking for jobs. In that survey of households, workers are counted as employed even if they were temporarily idled by the storms.

Hopefully they are right.

Hopefully happy times are here again and an economic boom is right around the corner.

Unfortunately, the longer term trends tell an entirely different story.  Our economic infrastructure has been gutted, we have shipped millions of good paying jobs overseas, the middle class is slowly being eradicated, and we are living in the terminal phase of the greatest debt bubble in human history.

We have been able to maintain our ridiculously inflated standard of living for an extended period of time by borrowing absolutely colossal mountains of money year after year.  But no debt bubble lasts forever, and this one will not either.

The debt-fueled “prosperity” that we see all around us today is an enormous temporary illusion, and when the illusion collapses the economic pain is going to be greater than anything we have ever seen before in modern American history.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on

Gunmen in windows? does any mumbo jumbo make sense?

A key witness in the Las Vegas shooting massacre has killed himself shortly after the FBI raided his home.John Beilman was wanted for questioning by federal agents in connection with a communications device discovered in suspected shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room.Investigators searched Beilman’s Fairport home the day before he shot himself, according to sources close to the investigation.Agents executed a search warrant and raided Beilman’s Williamsburg Drive home the day and consequently finally he into the backyard and shot in the back of the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.
 According to this report, upon the FBI searching the Mandalay Bay Hotel room used by CIA gun runner Stephen Paddock, a cell phone charger was discovered that had no accompanying phone—with SVR technology experts noting that this type of charger is used to charge a CP502520 3.0V 600mAh Li-MnO2 Non-rechargeable Thin Cell Battery used in various communication devices by both US Special Forces and CIA forces.
The company making this unique lithium battery, this report details, is Ultralife Corporation, based in Newark, New York, that specializes in military communications systems for the Pentagon—and whose lead engineer for this particular communication systems development was John Beilman. Listing  himself as a “product design and manufacturing professional”, this report continues, John Beilman was employed by Ultralife Corporation between 2007-2012 where he worked on various top-secret communications systems for the US military—thereafter his leaving to become a top engineer at the General Motors research facility located in Rochester New York.
Fearing that Ultralife Corporation had been secretly funnelling their US military communications systems to the CIA, this report notes, this past Tuesday (3 October), the FBI raided the home of John Beilman under a secret US Federal Court warrant Beilman then killing himself too—and that was followed 48 hours later (6 October) by the Pentagon awarding Ultralife Corporation new contracts valued at over $49 million.
The CIA,under  this report further notes, has long been known to eliminate witnesses to their “murder sacrifice” “false flag” operations—and that includes the hundreds of witnesses mysteriously killed following the 9/11 “Tower Sacrifice”, and the, likewise, hundreds of witnesses mysteriously dying following the “King Sacrifice” murder of President John F. Kennedy—and that London’s Sunday Times reported the “the odds against these witnesses being dead by February 1967, were one hundred thousand trillion to one.”
The FBI claim they didn’t protect, or at the very least put under 24-hour surveillance, John Beilman following their raid on his home, due to American domestic intelligence experiencing a manpower shortage in their Las Vegas massacre investigation. According to D&C, John Beilman committed the suicide shortly after 5:20 a.m., Fairport police say. Fairport police said Beilman’s wife, Donna Beilman, was inside the home and did not hear the shots that took the life of her husband and daughter.
Fairport Police Chief Samuel Farina said John Beilman left behind a “goodbye note” to his wife that indicated the circumstances of the shooting but not a motive.A neighbor of Beilman reported that he saw two police cars near the home the day before the killings. Farina said this week that police had not responded to any calls at the home.The FBI and federal prosecutors declined to comment.  Las Vegas Shooting Victim: ‘I Was Shot by a Gunman in the Crowd’ A federal magistrate judge would have approved a search of the home. However, approval of a search does not ensure a crime was committed; instead, it is a search for evidence of a crime.Records of federal searches are often filed under seal, and there was no public record available Friday of the search of the Fairport home.

Deeply Embedded Satanic Cult in Control of Powerful Institutions

Wiles, who is also a Christian media sensation that has a huge following on, explains, “We have been telling our audience for 18 ½ years that this world, the governments, the corporations, the media are controlled at the top, not everybody, but at the top, there are people who are avowed satanic, Luciferian, devil worshipers.  I know that sounds extreme and bizarre to people, but every day that goes by I am more convinced I’ve been right all these years.  There is a deeply embedded satanic cult that has gained control of powerful institutions in this country and other nations.  You can’t escape it.  We are seeing this week, in the aftermath of the Mandalay massacre, people on network news saying this is evil.  There is nothing else to call it.  It is evil.  If you are going to call it evil, then you have to ask where does evil come from?  Evil comes from one source, one entity and that is Lucifer the devil.   What’s happening is this whole world is racing towards its climax, toward the end.”

If America cannot shake off evil and turn back to God and Jesus Christ, then Wiles has a dire prediction. Wiles says, “At some point, moral men and women are going to have to stand up and say enough of this.  We are returning to God. . . If we, as the American people, do not turn back to God soon, we will be conquered by the Chinese and the Russians.  If you survive it, you will be a slave.  That’s what’s coming.  Those are your choices.  Turn back to God, or become a slave to the Chinese and Russians.  We are going to get conquered if we don’t clean up our act.”

Wiles also says, “God says make your ways moral and I will bless this land, but if you break my commandments, if you turn from me, you will become slaves to foreigners. They will own your houses and your farms.  You will work for them.  It doesn’t matter what issue we are talking about:  political, social or economic.  It all comes back to America’s rejection of Jesus Chris and the Bible.  Until we go back and fix that problem, none of these other problems are going to go away.  They are only going to get worse.  It’s part of a judgment that is put on a rebellious people.  I know the American people don’t want to hear it, but the American people are rebellious against God.  There are a significant portion of people in this country that are in a state of rebellion against God, and it cannot last.  It will not last.”

In closing, Wiles says, “As far as the two parties, I’ve said for years what we have is one party. It’s the perpetual war, corruption, sleaze and pedophilia party.  That’s what’s running this country.  It is a criminal cabal . . . these people that run this country are perverts.  They’re criminals, and they are in both parties.  They’re in the news media.  They are in Hollywood.  They are in the banking system.  They are spread throughout this country.  It’s an invisible network of Satanists that are in control of this country.  You see the clash.  They hate God.  They hate Christians.  They hate morality.”

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‘Suicide Note’ Seen in Vegas

(ANTIMEDIA— A mysterious piece of paper discovered last week, when photos from the Las Vegas gunman’s hotel room were leaked to the media, is now back in the news cycle. The pictures were published by numerous news outlets and shared by millions of people on social media.

At the time the photos were published by the Daily Mail, police had not mentioned if Paddock left behind a note in his hotel room. Nevada Sheriff Joe Lombardo said police were investigating who leaked the crime scene photos.

In one photo in particular, a white piece of paper or notepad on a side table next to a chair is visible, which caused some to speculate that it may have been a suicide note. Soon after the photos were leaked, Twitter was abuzz with chatter referencing the paper, with people spreading cover-up conspiracies and rumours that it was a suicide note.

On Thursday, investigators revealed that the note in the photo was not, in fact, a suicide note but neglected to provide further details about the purpose of the note.

In their first in-depth interview, which will air on CBS Sunday evening, the officers who stormed Stephen Paddock’s hotel room revealed new details to 60 Minutes that finally explain what was written on the mysterious note.

“I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd,” said Officer Dave Newton from the Las Vegas Police in a preview clip of Sunday’s report. “So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there.”

Paddock’s note was clearly not a suicide letter. Rather, it detailed bullet trajectory and included calculations about where he needed to aim his weapons to maximize accuracy and optimize his kill rate.

Investigators have also been looking for a ‘mystery woman’ who was seen with Stephen Paddock in the days leading up to the Las Vegas shooting.

According to ABC News, the ‘mystery woman’ everyone on the internet was talking about has been identified. While officials did not reveal the woman’s name, they did tell reporters she was a prostitute. Police are still investigating whether or not Paddock acted alone. They believe he may have had an accomplice based on the elaborate planning needed to undertake such a massacre and the fact that some ammunition was purchased under someone else’s name.

As ABC reported Friday evening:

“Meantime, investigators are still trying to figure out whether Paddock acted alone. Authorities believe he may have had an accomplice, based on the elaborate planning on Sunday night’s rampage.

Officials also believe he had help because of the amount of guns in his hotel room, and because some of the ammo was bought under someone else’s name.”

Though more details are being released each day, Paddock’s motives remain unclear.


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