50 US Intelligence Analysts Come Forward

50 US Spies “Revolt” Exposing How Their Reports are Cooked to Manipulate the Public about ISIS

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By Jay Syrmopoulos

More than 50 U.S. military intelligence analysts operating out of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) have staged what has been called a ‘revolt’ by intelligence professionals. The revolt comes after announcing that their intelligence reports were being altered and manipulated to fit the public narrative that the U.S. is winning the battle against ISIS.

The analysts are assigned to U.S. CENTCOM, but are officially employed by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the intelligence branch of the Pentagon.

“The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command,” one defense official told The Daily Beast.

The disturbing revelations came after more than 50 intelligence analysts filed formal complaints, causing the Pentagon’s inspector general to open an investigation into the matter.

According to the report by The Daily Beast:

Two senior analysts at CENTCOM signed a written complaint sent to the Defense Department inspector general in July alleging that the reports, some of which were briefed to President Obama, portrayed the terror groups as weaker than the analysts believe they are. The reports were changed by CENTCOM higher-ups to adhere to the administration’s public line that the U.S. is winning the battle against ISIS and al Nusra, al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the analysts claim.

That complaint was supported by 50 other analysts, some of whom have complained about politicizing of intelligence reports for months. That’s according to 11 individuals who are knowledgeable about the details of the report and who spoke to The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity.

The sheer number of complaints indicates a massive and systemic problem that exposes an incapability of the military to accurately assess intelligence reports, perhaps at the behest of their civilian counterparts in the White House.

The complaints claim that key aspects of intelligence assessments were removed or altered as to not accurately represent the conclusions of the analyst. Aside from the censorship and alteration of reports, the complaint also alleges a “Stalinist” working environment.

The intelligence analysts have come forward to report that they believe their intelligence reports are being intentionally manipulated by senior military officials to fit the administration’s public narrative.

According to The Daily Beast:

Many described a climate in which analysts felt they could not give a candid assessment of the situation in Iraq and Syria. Some felt it was a product of commanders protecting their career advancement by putting the best spin on the war.

Some reports crafted by the analysts that were too negative in their assessment of the war were sent back the chain of the command or not shared up the chain, several analysts said. Still others, feeling the climate around them, self-censored so their reports affirmed already-held beliefs.

While over the past few months numerous major cities have fallen into ISIS hands, including Ramadi and Fallujah, the official line from the Obama administration has steadfastly remained that everything is going smoothly.

A number of the analysts described a situation in which they were pressured by senior commanders, and attempted to air their complaints internally, before finally going to the inspector general after their efforts to rectify the situation internally failed.

The military seemed to attempt to mitigate the situation.

“While we cannot comment on ongoing investigations, we can speak to the process and about the valued contributions of the Intelligence Community (IC),” Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, director of public affairs for U.S. Central Command, told The Daily Beast.

“The IC routinely produces a wide range of subjective assessments related to the current security environment. Prior to publication, it is customary for the IC to coordinate these intelligence assessments. More specifically, members of the IC are typically provided an opportunity to comment on draft assessments. However, it is ultimately up to the primary agency or organization whether or not they incorporate any recommended changes or additions.”

The idea that America is once again cherry-picking intelligence, as it did in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, is a worrisome proposition with potentially ominous consequences.

“They were frustrated because they didn’t do the right thing then,” and speak up, referring to the failure of analysts to challenge the false intelligence reports about the disputed Iraqi weapons program in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a defense official told The Daily Beast.

An unprecedented number of intelligence analysts, who are paid to give their honest assessments of the ongoing war against ISIS, have come forward to expose senior military officials that are drastically altering their reports, perhaps Americans should take heed.

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Food Bank Demand Growing

Recovery Watch – American Food Banks Struggle To Keep Up Amidst “Surprising” Demand

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Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.

U.S. food banks are expected to give away about 4 billion pounds of food this year, more than double the amount provided a decade ago, according to Feeding America, the nation’s primary food bank network. The group gave away 3.8 billion in 2013.

While reliance on food banks exploded when the economy tanked in 2008, groups said demand continues to rise year after year, leaving them scrambling to find more food.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks, who has been working in food charities since the 1980s, said that when earlier economic downturns ended, food demand declined, but not this time.

From the AP article: Food Banks Struggle to Meet Surprising Demand

It’s an economic recovery so robust, food bank demand has increased every single year during it.

It’s an economic recovery so robust, people running food banks say they’ve never seen food bank demand increase during a recovering economy. Ever. Except this time.

It’s a fraud. The entire thing. This recovery has been a mainstream media meme used to cover up what is really happening: oligarch theft.

But don’t take it from me. From the AP:

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.

U.S. food banks are expected to give away about 4 billion pounds of food this year, more than double the amount provided a decade ago, according to Feeding America, the nation’s primary food bank network. The group gave away 3.8 billion in 2013.

While reliance on food banks exploded when the economy tanked in 2008, groups said demand continues to rise year after year, leaving them scrambling to find more food.

“We get lines of people every day, starting at 6:30 in the morning,” said Sheila Moore, who oversees food distribution at The Storehouse, the largest pantry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one where food distribution has climbed 15 percent in the past year.

James Ziliak, who founded the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky, said the increased demand is surprising since the economy is growing and unemployment has dropped from 10 percent during the recession to 5.3 percent last month.

Yes, the increased demand is “surprising” if you get your economic news from the mainstream media, Wall Street analysts and pundits.

The drop in food stamp rolls by nearly 2.5 million people from recession levels could be contributing to the food bank demand, he said, because people who no longer qualify for the government aid may still not earn enough to pay their bills.

That’s an interesting angle.

Feeding America spokesman Ross Fraser said a recent study by his organization estimated that 46 million people sought food assistance at least once in 2014.

Feeding America, which coordinates large food donations for 199 food banks nationwide, has seen donations of food and money to the Chicago-based organization climb from $598 million in 2008 to $2.1 billion in 2014. 

So donations to food banks nearly quadrupled during the so-called “economic recovery,” yet they still can’t keep up. Got it.

Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks, who has been working in food charities since the 1980s, said that when earlier economic downturns ended, food demand declined, but not this time.

Perhaps because there’s no real recovery?

In Fort Smith, Arkansas, the monthly food giveaways at a local park by the River Valley Regional Food Bank draw about 1,000 families.

“When people are willing to stand in 100 degree weather for hours, that tells you something,” said Ken Kupchick, the food bank’s marketing director.

So why is this happening? Because oligarchy.

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Which Countries Have The Highest Default Risk

Which Countries Have The Highest Default Risk: A Global CDS Heatmap

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We hardly need to expound on Greece’s near-death economic state: if anyone has missed the surreal tragicomedy of the pas 5 years all we can say is we envy you. Of all countries around the globe, if there is one nation where everyone by now knows is, or should have defaulted long ago, it is the Hellenic Republic.

But when it comes to default risk implied by government bond prices and their inverse “hedge”, credit default swaps, few may be aware that Venezuela’s default probability is orders of magnitude higher. Of course, our readers will be well aware of this: back in December, when its CDS was trading at “only” 2300 bps (or whatever points upfront equivalent it was back then) we said Venezuela CDS are going much, much wider. Little did we know that in just about 8 months they would more than double, and as of last check, Venezuela CDS are just shy of 5000bps suggesting a default is virtually guaranteed.

So aside from these two socialist utopias, who else is on the default chopping block? The CDS heatmap below lays out all the countries which according to the market, are most likely to tell their creditors the money is gone… it’s all gone.

Below, in order of declining default risk, are the ten most likely to follow Venezuela and Greece into the great default unknown:

  1. Ukraine
  2. Pakistan
  3. Egypt
  4. Cyprus
  5. Russia
  6. Brazil
  7. Kazakhstan
  8. Turkey
  9. South Africa
  10. Vietnam

And which are the three countries least likely to default? No surprise, these are Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. The US is 4th least risky.

Source: Bank of America

Canadian Real Estate Bubble to Burst

Canadian Real Estate Bubble to Burst as Loonie Drops to 11-Year Low

Over the last 10 years, real inflation adjusted residential Real Estate prices in Canada have increased by 49.34%. This compares to an increase of 5.85% in the UK, a decline of 5.5% in the Euro Area, and a decline of 17.18% in the US.

realresidentialrealestatevalues10yearpercentagechangeCurrently, Canadian households have per capita Real Estate equity in USD of $62,983 vs. US households having per capita Real Estate equity of only $36,588. The ratio between Canadian and US per capita Real Estate equity is currently 1.72 vs. its 25-year median of 1. For the ratio to return to 1, household Real Estate equity in Canada would need to decline by 41.9%.

canadavsusrealestateequitypercapitaplusratioTotal household Real Estate equity in Canada is currently equal to 143.52% of Canada’s GDP. In the US, household Real Estate equity is only equal to 66.32% of GDP. The ratio between household Real Estate equity as a % of GDP in Canada vs. the US is currently 2.16 vs. its 25-year median of 1.41. For the ratio to return to 1.41, household Real Estate equity in Canada would need to decline by 34.8%.

canadavsusrealestateequitypercentofgdpplusratioIn Canada, Real Estate equity currently accounts for 32.47% of household net worth, which is above its 25-year average of 30.77%. In the US, Real Estate equity currently accounts for only 13.82% of household net worth, which is below its 25-year average of 16.08%. Canada’s Real Estate equity/household net worth ratio is more than double America’s Real Estate equity/household net worth ratio.

canadavsusrealestateequitypercentofnetworthThe average Canadian has equity in their home that’s equal to 70.25% of its value vs. the average American only having equity in their home equal to 55.60% of its value. Canada’s Real Estate equity/market value ratio is currently 1.26X higher than America’s Real Estate equity/market value ratio.

canadavsusrealestateequitypercentofmarketvalueplusratioTen years ago, the median Canadian home value was equal to 6.07X the average salary of a Canadian non-supervisory goods producing worker. At that time, the median US home value was equal to 5.96X the average salary of an American non-supervisory goods producing worker. Over the last 10 years, Canada’s median home value/average salary ratio has increased by 24.2% to 7.54 vs. America’s median home value/average salary ratio declining 17.95% to 4.89. Canadian Real Estate values must decline by 35.1% for their affordability to once again be equal to the US.

canadavsusmedianhomevaluetoaveragesalaryratioCanada’s central bank should be raising interest rates to put a stop to its housing bubble, but today they actually cut rates by an additional 25 basis points down to only 0.5%. Only once before has the Bank of Canada lowered rates to 0.5% and it was at the peak of the 2009 financial crisis. With the Federal Reserve likely to raise rates by 25 basis points to 0.5% by year-end, the Bank of Canada’s overnight rate will likely soon be equal to the Fed Funds Rate for the first time in eight years.

The Bank of Canada appears to be focused on keeping its Real Estate market propped up at artificially high levels, despite oil prices once again dropping due to Iran getting ready to soon add a tremendous amount of supply to the market. The Canadian dollar (loonie) today dropped to its lowest level in 11 years vs. the US Dollar. If the Bank of Canada doesn’t shift its focus to protecting the purchasing power of the loonie, it could soon be faced with an inflationary catastrophe.

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Pan Caught Lying About Vaccines;

CA Sen. Richard Pan Caught Lying About Vaccines; Massive Recall Effort Now Underway to Kick Him out of Office

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The state senator behind California’s SB277 forced vaccination law is a pro at spreading misinformation, particularly on social media.

Carrying out the job that Big Pharma paid him to do — which we recently proved by publishing information about the industry cash he’s received —Senator Richard Pan recently posted a Facebook status citing a completely fraudulent article denying the existence of mercury in vaccines, which also made blatantly false statements about Natural News’Mike Adams.

Written by PolitiFact Georgia‘s April Hunt, the article propagated a multitude of lies including claims that they attempted to contact Adams about his views on mercury in vaccines. Click here for details on the Politifact falsehoods based on either shoddy journalism or a deliberate smear campaign.

In fact, no contact with Adams was ever made by PolitiFact.

PolitiFact‘s claim is a blatant lie, one that Senator Richard Pan repeated in an attempt to attack Adams and distract voters from the fact that hereceived campaign contributions from pharmaceutical companiesbefore promoting the SB277 vaccine mandate in California.

In February 2015, a time when vaccine propaganda reached its peak following the “Disneyland Measles Outbreak,” PolitiFact falsely reported that “Adams declined to speak” with them about “his conclusions regarding mercury” and that he instead referred them to studies on NaturalNews.com. The allegation is blatantly false.

Natural News is demanding not only a retraction but an apology from both PolitiFact GA and Sen. Pan, as both used falsified reports to attempt to smear Adams’ character by insinuating his refusal to stand by his scientific proof that flu shots still contain mercury, a known neurotoxin.

“Who are Pan’s handlers?” asks Adams. “Big drug companies and vaccine manufacturers with deep pockets and a total lack of ethics,” he says. “Richard Pan is a vaccine industry puppet who has betrayed the children of California in exchange for campaign cash from criminal pharmaceutical companies. If he stays in office, he presents a clear and present danger to all children and families in California… but especially African-American children whom a top CDC scientist has already admitted have a higher risk of autism stemming from vaccinations.”

It’s very important that the general public understands the tactics that Sen. Pan is using to push mandatory vaccination in California, which brainwash the public into believing that vaccines have no risks, only benefits.

You can view videos about vaccine injuries atStopMandatoryVaccination.com.

View Richard Pan’s Facebook page at this link.

Californians seek to boot Senator Pan from office

Enraged over the forced vaccination bill recently pushed through by Sen. Pan, Californians have had enough and are actively trying to have him removed from office through a recall.

To kick Pan out of office, proponents will need to collect 35,926 signatures by the end of December, before convincing a majority of voters that there is sufficient cause to depose a man they elevated to the state Senate mere months ago,” reports The Sacramento Bee.

California’s last successful recall occurred in 2003 when voters unseated Gov. Gray Davis, replacing him with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pan’s track record is less than admirable. He very well may have broken the law when he discouraged people from signing the SB277 Referendumby quoting from an article saying “Whatever you do, don’t sign it” and posting it on his Facebook page.

The SB277 Referendum could potentially reverse forced vaccination in California; learn where to sign here.

California law clearly states that “interference in a recall or referendum effort” is strictly prohibited.

You can help pressure Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to act by tweeting her at@CalAGHarris. Supporters of #SB277Referendum can also bring awareness to this issue by using #CanPan on Twitter.

Senator Pan is a walking advertisement for Big Pharma

To say Pan’s position on vaccines is biased would be a severeunderstatement, as he received more than $95,000 from Big Pharmaduring the 2013-2014 legislative session. He also accepted donations from Merck & Co. in the 2010 election cycle, in which the pharmaceutical industry was buying politicians and strategically placing them in positions that would guarantee the passing of their sinister vaccine mandate.

The idea that Sen. Pan is a “public health advocate” is outrageous. Terms like these are often used by big government and large corporations to try and trick the public, by assigning a name or title that sounds really great and wonderful when in all actuality the complete opposite is true.

Take for example the “Patriot Act,” which severely infringes on Americans’ rights, or the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” which sounds really good but aims to prohibit individual states from labeling GMOs and enacting laws limiting the use of toxic glyphosate on crops.

Another example is the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which as The Hilldescribes, “is an out and out surveillance bill masquerading as a cybersecurity bill.”

This is true in Pan’s case, as he is not really a “public health advocate” but a purchased advertisement for vaccines. He doesn’t seem to care whether or not vaccines are safe. All he cares about is making sure he posts enough pro-vaccine social media propaganda to meet whatever quota he and Big Pharma likely agreed upon.

Pan’s Twitter page goes something like this:

Going away to college? Don’t forget to get your vaccines! #VaccinesWork

Thinking about going out of the country? Don’t forget to take your vaccines! #VaccinesWork

Nine months pregnant and about to give birth? Don’t forget to take your vaccines! #VaccinesWork

Considering that the vaccine industry has paid out over $3 billion to vaccine-injured families since 1986, this type of advertising by a state senator is unethical, dangerous and undemocratic.

Keep checking back with Natural News as we continue to follow the#CanPan campaign as well as the petition to reverse #SB277, which you can find out more about here!

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