Michael Ruppert: Collapse
Its all about getting balance back. The challenge being faced now by the human race is either evolve or perish; grow up or die. … Everything – every ideology, religion, God – is on the table now. They shall all be measured by standards of this is reality and this is what the religion, ideology, God says. This is going to be greatest age of evolution in thinking that has ever taken place. – Michael Ruppert: Collapse: The End of the Age of Oil.
Michael Craig Ruppert (February 3, 1951 – April 13, 2014) was an American writer and musician, Los Angeles Police Department officer, investigative journalist, political activist, and peak oil awareness advocate known for his 2004 book Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.
From 1999 until 2006, Ruppert edited and published From The Wilderness, a newsletter and website covering a range of topics including international politics, the CIA, peak oil, civil liberties, drugs, economics, corruption and the nature of the 9/11 conspiracy. It attracted 22,000 subscribers.
Ruppert was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Collapse, which was based on his book A Presidential Energy Policy and received The New York Times’ “critics pick”. He served as president of Collapse Network, Inc. from early 2010 until he resigned in May 2012. He also hosted The Lifeboat Hour on Progressive Radio Network until his death in 2014.
In 2014, Vice featured Ruppert in a 6-part series titled Apocalypse, Man, and a tribute album, Beyond the Rubicon was released by the band New White Trash, of which he had been a member. Collapse: Trailer.
» IG: 17-09-04_michaelruppert.
General Stan McChrystal’s Speech on Afghanistan
II. What is the Right Approach to Use in Afghanistan?
2. The Complexities of Afghanistan
a. The delicate balance of power
I arrived in Afghanistan in May 2002 and I have spent a part of every year since then involved in the effort. I have learned a tremendous amount about it and, every day, I realise how little about Afghanistan I actually understand. I discount immediately anyone who simplifies the problem or offers a solution, because they have absolutely no idea of the complexity of what we are dealing with.
In Afghanistan, things are rarely as they seem, and the outcomes of actions we take, however well‑intended, are often different from what we expect. If you pull the lever, the outcome is not what you have been programmed to think. For example, digging a well sounds quite simple. How could you do anything wrong by digging a well to give people clean water? Where you build that well, who controls that water, and what water it taps into all have tremendous implications and create great passion.
If you build a well in the wrong place in a village, you may have shifted the basis of power in that village. If you tap into underground water, you give power to the owner of that well that they did not have before, because the traditional irrigation system was community-owned. If you dig a well and contract it to one person or group over another, you make a decision that, perhaps in your ignorance, tips the balance of power, or perception thereof, in that village.
Therefore, with a completely altruistic aim of building a well, you can create divisiveness or give the impression that you, from the outside, do not understand what is going on or that you have sided with one element or another, yet all you tried to do is provide water.
b. COIN mathematics
There is another complexity that people do not understand and which the military have to learn: I call it ‘COIN mathematics’. Intelligence will normally tell us how many insurgents are operating in an area. Let us say that there are 10 in a certain area. Following a military operation, two are killed. How many insurgents are left? Traditional mathematics would say that eight would be left, but there may only be two, because six of the living eight may have said, ‘This business of insurgency is becoming dangerous so I am going to do something else.’
There are more likely to be as many as 20, because each one you killed has a brother, father, son and friends, who do not necessarily think that they were killed because they were doing something wrong. It does not matter – you killed them. Suddenly, then, there may be 20, making the calculus of military operations very different. Yet we are asking young corporals, sergeants and lieutenants to make those kinds of calculations and requiring them to understand the situation. They have to – there is no simple workaround.
It is that complex: where you build the well, what military operations to run, who you talk to. Everything that you do is part of a complex system with expected and unexpected, desired and undesired outcomes, and outcomes that you never find out about. In my experience, I have found that the best answers and approaches may be counterintuitive; i.e. the opposite of what it seems like you ought to do is what ought to be done. When I am asked what approach we should take in Afghanistan, I say ‘humility’. – Real Clear Politics: General McChrystal’s Speech on Afghanistan; MSNBC: Chris Matthews: General McChrystal v Pres Obama on Afghanistan Policy.
» Military Gospel: Reports: General McChrystal’s Speech on Afghanistan.
» IG: 17-07-24_stanmcchrystal-iiss-afghanwell.
Balochistan Karez Irrigation Tunnel
Karez is a human-made underground channel that passively taps the groundwater, conveys it by gravity through that channel to villages at the valley floor, where it becomes their lifeblood. These structures are found all over West Asia, Central Asia, North Africa, Spain and even as far as Peru, Mexico and Japan.
Karezes are not just irrigation structures, as I found out; they are in fact the bond that holds the social, economic and cultural life of the communities. Balochistan is one place in South Asia perhaps, where if you ask somebody how much land they have, they would generally have no idea. Land is infinite in Balochistan. It is water that matters in that arid realm. People’s social station is not determined by their landholdings in Balochistan but by the size of their share of water in a karez.
Karez water is perpetually flowing and that water is divided into 24 hour cycles called Shabanas. Akarez, depending upon its size may have anywhere from 18 to 32 shabanas divided up between thekarez shareholders, with individual rights ranging from a few minutes of water right to a week of water.
But, even if one has a few minutes of water right in a karez, a shareholder (shareeq, plural shuraqa) gets to have the standing of a country gentleman in the community and gets to sit in a jirga and weigh in on collective decisions.
Karez is an incredibly equitable system between upstream and downstream users. A water user who has the first parcel of land along a karez water course, also has the last parcel of land on that channel. The one with the second parcel of land also has the second to last parcel of land and so forth. This ensures that everybody in the community has an equal stake in maintaining the entire water course, unlike in Punjab where the upstream water users invariably make out like bandits at the expense of the downstream water users.
– Dawn: Water, culture and identity in Balochistan [archive.is/I1i6i]; Cloudmind: Balochistan and some amazing photos of Balochistan [archive.is/GiLs6]
» IG: Re: Balochistan: 16-09-04_tiergartenstrasse-stanmcchrystalgardeners; 16-09-16_mcveigh-finaljihad; 17-07-24_stanmcchrystal-iiss-afghanwell.
Four Special Branch Cops in My Office Letter to Sec of State Rex Tillerson: 03 Sep: US Sec State: EoP suggested Amendment of ‘terrorist’ org definition in S. 219 Immigration & Nationality Act (INA)
You look agitated Jason. There are four special branch cops in my office. Oh, what did you do? Nothing. They say they are the Presidential bodyguards and they have orders signed by you. Ahh yes. Well these are special trained by SAS. They have lots of experience, they protected De Klerk. It doesn’t mean they have to come … You asked for more men, didn’t you. Yes Sir. When people see me in public, they see my bodyguards. You represent me directly. The rainbow nation starts here. Reconciliation starts here. Reconciliation? Yes, reconciliation. Comrade president, not long ago these guys tried to kill us, maybe these four guys in my office tried and often succeeded. Yes, I know. Forgiveness starts here too. Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon. Please Jason, try. – Jason Shabalala and Nelson Mandela: Invictus: Forgiveness.
– EoP Leg Sub: 10 Jul: BESA Ctr: Col Lerman: EoP Re: Patching it Up with Putin; Liberal Jews to Israel: Do It Our Way or Else; 17 Jul: EoP Axis, Wikileaks, B Blanton: EoP TRC Draft Statements; CC: Gen Hacohen & Al Sisi [Password: EoP ADR: Password Protected Pages]; 11 Aug: Tibetan Supreme Justice Comm: Any Tibetans Ready for Rational Peacenik Conciousness Responsible Freedom?.
» EoP Leg Sub: 03 Sep: US Sec State: EoP suggested Amendment of ‘terrorist’ org definition in S. 219 Immigration & Nationality Act (INA).
» IG: 17-09-04_beckeravionics-ralphschneider-truckdelincomplete.
MOAB: Mother of All Bombs
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB pronounced /ˈmoʊ.æb/, commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs) is a large-yield bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the American arsenal. The bomb is designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, primarily the MC-130E Combat Talon I or MC-130H Combat Talon II variants. The first operational usage of the MOAB was during the 13 April 2017 airstrike against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Afghanistan.
The 2017 Nangarhar airstrike refers to the American bombing of the Achin District located in the Nangarhar Province of eastern Afghanistan. On 13 April 2017, the United States conducted an airstrike and used the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), with the goal of destroying tunnel complexes used by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP or ISIS-K). The bomb was dropped from the rear cargo door of an United States Air Force Lockheed MC-130. On 15 April 2017, Afghan officials reported that 94 ISIS-K militants, including 4 commanders were killed in the strike. Permission to use the MOAB was obtained by the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, although it was unclear how far up the chain of command his request traveled. The strike aimed to destroy tunnels being used by ISIL-KP in the Nangarhar Province, which the CIA originally created for Mujahideen fighters in the 1980s.
» IG: 17-05-20_anavalny-couragemother.
Invictus – Nelson Mandela – Francois Pienaar – Rugby World Cup:
Invictus is a 2009 American-South African biographical sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The story is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which was hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. Freeman and Damon play, respectively, South African President Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar, the captain of the South Africa rugby union team, the Springboks.. Trailer.
» IG: 17-05-20_anavalny-couragemother.
Invictus: Last Statement by Timothy McVeigh 11 June 2001
“Invictus” is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). It was written in 1875 and published in 1888—originally with no title—in his first volume of poems, Book of Verses, in the section Life and Death (Echoes). Early printings contained a dedication “To R. T. H. B.”—a reference to Robert Thomas Hamilton Bruce (1846–1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant, baker, and literary patron. The title “Invictus” (Latin for “unconquered”) was added by editor Arthur Quiller-Couch when the poem was included in The Oxford Book of English Verse. With the message of displaying fortitude in the face of adversity, the poem evokes Victorian stoicism and a “stiff upper lip”.
- In a speech to the House of Commons on 9 September 1941, Winston Churchill paraphrased the last two lines of the poem, stating “We are still masters of our fate. We still are captains of our souls.”
- While incarcerated at Robben Island prison, Nelson Mandela recited the poem to other prisoners and was empowered by its message of self-mastery.
- The Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi stated, “This poem had inspired my father, Aung San, and his contemporaries during the independence struggle, as it also seemed to have inspired freedom fighters in other places at other times.”
- The poem was read by US POWs in North Vietnamese prisons. James Stockdale recalls being passed the last stanza, written with rat droppings on toilet paper, from fellow prisoner David Hatcher.
- The line “bloody, but unbowed” was the Daily Mirror’s headline the day after the 7 July 2005 London bombings.
- The poem’s last stanza was quoted by US President Barack Obama at the end of his speech at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service (10 December 2013) in South Africa and published on the front cover of the December 14, 2013 issue of The Economist.
- The poem was chosen by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh as his final statement before his execution.
Timothy James McVeigh
Timothy McVeigh, born to William “Bill” McVeigh and Mildred “Mickey” Noreen nee Hill; in Lockport New York on 23 April 1968; was allegedly executed by the United States Government at Terre Haute Prison; on 11 June 2001, for his involvement in the 19 April 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Current resident information unknown; possible information he is employed by the National Security Agency, resident either at Ft Meade or somewhere in Anne Arundel Co. Maryland, or some other military base in the USA. EoP submissions to USA v TJ McVeigh, re: Faked Execution of McVeigh etc.
» EoP NWO SCO: EoP Applicants.
» IG: 17-04-27_usvtjmcveigh-eoporwipfuture; 17-05-20_anavalny-couragemother.
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation; prior to his escape. Trailer..
» IG: 17-05-20_anavalny-couragemother.
Shanksville is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 237, as of the 2010 census. It is part of the Somerset, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and is approximately 75 miles southeast from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shanksville came to international attention during the September 11 attacks when United Airlines Flight 93 bound for San Francisco crashed in adjacent Stonycreek Township.
» IG: 17-05-20_anavalny-couragemother.
DeJaVu: ATF Agent Douglas Carlin interviews Carrol Oerstadt; Ferry shootout
Déjà Vu is a 2006 American science fiction thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. It involves an ATF agent who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love. Filming took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. …. Similarities between Timothy McVeigh and Carroll Oerstadt: Jim Caviezel’s character, Carroll Oerstadt, seemed to mirror in several ways the story of Timothy McVeigh, a domestic terrorist who destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City with a bomb in 1995. Caviezel and Scott did not deny this, and both admitted that the Oerstadt character was at least partly based on McVeigh. Ross Johnson of The New York Times also compared the ferry bombing at the film’s beginning to the Oklahoma City bombing. Trailer.
» IG: 15-10-19_dejavugwhunting.
Whats the playing card for? Control. Control of you? By whom? By you – takers. “Takers”? Explain that. I lived as a man lived 10,000 years ago. Humans knew how to live in the world then, before takers. …. Did you think you were free? What is it that has you all tied up, Juha, tied up in little knots? Is it ambition? Yeah. You’re no mystery to me, boy. I used to be you. Okay. One last change. You think I won’t do it? [Chuckles] What’s one psychiatrist less to the world? I’m already deep in the pit. So what can they do to me? Last try. Get it right. What have you lost? What did I take from you? Write it. [Writes] ‘My illusions’. Yeah. Congratulations. You’re a student, after all. And you’ve lost nothing but your illusions and a little bit of skin. – Instinct. –
» Instinct: Script; Trailer. Clip: Illusions.
What’s the playing card for? Control. Control of you ? By whom ? By you– takers. ”Takers” ? Explain that I lived as a man living with animals. I lived as humans lived 10,000 years ago. Humans knew how to live in the world then, before takers. I’m the one, Ethan Are you ? I’m the one. The one in control, huh ? Yes. Who’s in control ? [Choking ] So who is in control, huh ? Are you ? Am l ? The guards outside ? The warden in his office ? Yeah ? Who’s in control ? Testing, testing, testing. One, two, three, four. Dr Ethan Powell, interviewing Dr Theo Caulder. Now, this will be a very simple test. Pass or fail, life or death. Ready, Juha ? Now, you write on this paper what l have taken from you. What have you lost ? Write it ! Write it ! [Writes] ‘Control’ Wrong. You never had control. You only thought you had it. An illusion, TabibuJuha ! And what do you control for sure, huh ? The volume on your stereo, the air conditioning in your car ? What else ? What else ? All right. Another chance. You were nervous. Too much pressure. Try again. What have you lost ? What did l take ? Write it. Write it! [Writes] ‘My Freedom’ You’re a fool, Juha. – Ha ! [ Grunts, Pants ] Did you think you were free ? Where were you going at : today ? into the gym, right ? in the morning, your wake-up call. in the middle of the night when you wake up sweating, with your heart pounding. What is it that has you all tied up, Juha, tied up in little knots ? Is it ambition ? Yeah. You’re no mystery to me, boy. l used to be you. Okay. One last chance. You think l won’t do it ? [Chuckles ] What’s one psychiatrist less to the world ? I’m already deep in the pit. So what can they do to me ? Last try. Get it right. What have you lost ? What did l take from you ? Write it. [Writes] ‘My Illusions’ Yeah. Congratulations. You’re a student, after all. And you’ve lost nothing but your illusions and a little bit of skin…
» Instinct: Script; Clip: Illusions.
Instinct is a 1999 American psychological thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr., George Dzundza, Donald Sutherland, and Maura Tierney. It was very loosely inspired by Ishmael, a novel by Daniel Quinn. The film examines the mind of anthropologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins) who had been missing for a few years, living in the jungle with gorillas. He is convicted of killing and injuring several supposed Wilderness Park Rangers in Africa, and is sent to prison. A bright young psychiatrist (Gooding) tries to find out why he killed them, but becomes entangled in a quest to learn the true history and nature of humankind. Eventually it is revealed that during the course of Powell’s stay with the gorillas, they accepted him as part of their group; he was attempting to protect his gorilla family when the rangers arrived and started shooting them. He gets a hearing to reveal the truth, but an attack by a vicious guard on the other prisoners causes Powell to be reminded of the killed gorillas and stop talking again. At the end of the film, Powell escapes from prison using a pen to dig out the lock on a window, and heads back to Africa. Trailer. Clip: Illusions, The Game.
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EoP Summary Interpretation: EoP Garden of Eden v WiP Babylon Law.
EoP Summary: EoP Garden of Eden v WiP Babylon Law.
Indigenous tribes living in their Garden of Eden’s around the world were obeying EoP [breed & consume below Mother Nature/God’s ecological resource carrying capacity] law, while they consciously or unconsciously required their tribes to breed and consume – in terms of their hunting, nomadic herding, hunter gathering and/or sustainable subsistence agriculture – below ecological carrying capacity limits.
Once one or more Cain tribes adopted totalitarian agriculture; they changed their breeding/consumption to obey WiP cultural / religious and/or national law. Practicing totalitarian agriculture involves intensive cultivation of the land for surplus food production; which then results in growth of population of the tribe, and extension of territory – for growing population / consumption greed – into a neighbouring Cain or Abel tribe’s territory.
Many Cain tribes / religions living in accordance to totalitarian agriculture WiP law; results in resource conflict as tribes demands for expanding territory comes into conflict with neighbouring tribes territory. All tribes can cooperate & return to harmony with EoP Gaia law for all; or develope their ‘war’ – alienation from honesty – deception skills on their WiP Tower of Babel Four Horses Armageddon journey.
The ‘knowledge of good and evil’ – flattery / spin / public relations – deception resource thieving war skills; are then used to deceive: (a) self: in order to better deceive others, it helps if you believe your own ego ‘its my God given right to breed/consume above ecological carrying capacity’ bullshit; (b) tribal followers: to convince them to be economic brood sow and/or sperm donor or military cannon fodder for your political resource thieving campaigns; and (c) other tribes: to deceive their political leaders and/or followers; so as to more easily steal their land and/or cheap labour capital.
» IG: 17-09-04_eop-bible-eopedenvwipbabylonlaw.