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Anthony Freda

I heard Anthony Freda on Alex Jones’ today.  I was very impressed.  I realized I’ve come across his artwork before; now that my memory’s been jarred.  He’s unknowingly motivated me to get back into the game in the fight against tyranny, but that’s the point of his artwork isn’t it?  I’ve been lazy and fed up with current events.  I see the gears of the machine turning, and it feels a bit too heavy at times.  I understand why it’s easier to bury your mind in alcohol, or the new TV show.  I also sometimes refrain from touching these stories (TSA shooting), because I know I’m going to get dirty, but shit, getting dirty is what the News Monkey does best!

That and dropping smartphones.

~ News Monkey out!

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…a tale of two cities.

The quote is from “A Tale of Two Cities”, and I can’t think of a better way to describe the times we’re living in.  I remember re-reading the book my sophomore year of college, and looking at it in a completely different light.  I remember feeling a complete sense of hopelessness as Sydney Carton sacrificed himself to the guillotine for unrequited love.  And the seamstress who realized the sacrifice he made, and wished to stand next to him as they awaited their turn to be carried into the unknown.  That was some heavy material. Continue reading It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…a tale of two cities.

Happy 237th Birthday!

I just want to wish the greatest experiment on the face of terra a happy 237th birthday! May we bring all the troops home, feed the homeless, and rebuild this once great nation. I also wish peace, love, and the pursuit of happiness for all those within the 50 states, and beyond.

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ― George Washington

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The slow incremental slide…

I hoped to have a blog up this morning to cover the Aurora Colorado shootings, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, there was another shooting on August 6th in Milwaukee. The shooter, Wade Michael Page killed 6 people at a Sikh temple, and this has caused me pause, and has forced on me some re-writing and fact checking. I plan to have a post up this week concerning both shootings, the ramifications, and the slimy political opportunities presented.

In the meantime, I want to link to clif High’s Half Past Human. He is a crazy bastard, but that’s doesn’t make him wrong. clif wrote up an interesting article yesterday, and as he put its it…”Das Papieren, Bitte!”

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“It’s game time…”

To borrow a quote from one my favorite fictional characters from James Cameron’s Aliens, it is now officially game time. It’s game time for me because I’ve been away from the News Monkey for too long, and it’s game time for the world, and I don’t just mean the Olympics.

Scanning the headlines…the war in Syria is escalating, the Olympics are rolling along, Romney and Obama are moving into campaign mode, and the markets are bullshit just as they’ve been for some time (I’m sorry if I hurt the feelings of the financial magicians)I wish to dive into these blistering highlights some more, and make a prediction or two. I’m no prophet, but to paraphrase from my favorite prophetic rogue scholar Mr. John Hogue, humanity is very robotic, and if you pay attention to the details you can see where the future is heading.

I have a lot of favorites today don’t I?

Syria:

I’ve been saying to my friends since the war started, and on News Monkey since it’s birth, that the rebels in Syria are being supported by the United States and her allies. These rebels are mostly foreign fighters, (think al-Qaeda) and have been moved into Syria to remove Assad from power. If you still believe these rebels popped up from a grassroots movement called the “Arab Spring”, you need to clean your head out, and get away from CNN and Fox news for at least a week.

Let’s take a look at some examples of manipulation in Syria.

On August 1st there was a report that Obama authorized covert support for the rebels in Syria. What? Excuse me? The media treats us like a child don’t they? How does Obama authorize “covert” support, and then there is a report about it on the internet. Covert by it’s very definition is secret. Hmm…am I living in the book 1984, and is this some form of “newspeak“? I suppose the irony of reporting authorization for covert support has been lost.

Obviously these rebels have been supported for a while, just like they were supported in Libya. Do you also find it curious the “Arab Spring” hasn’t touched Saudia Arabia, Jordan, or any close key Arab allies of the U.S and Israel? Hmm…

Let’s review. The US/Israel are backing rebels in countries they wish to take down, and Russia is now getting into the game and supporting the Assad regime to prevent this from happening. The Syrians have been successful with the Russian war coaching, and I think that’s the main reason for the open admission of the Barrack support for the rebels.

This is a dangerous game that’s being played in the Middle East. It’s not a controlled environment like we had in Europe during the Cold War.

The Olympics:

The biggest complaint so far has been the lack of live coverage here in the USA. One person was so upset, that she created a petition about it on change.org. I personally don’t care that much, but I hope the USA does well.

If anyone has a link or a full video of the Olympic opening ceremonies, I would like to see it. I can’t find the video anywhere on the the net, but I heard it was a bit creepy from more than one person. Send me a link in the contact section if you come across it.

Romney and Obama:

I’m going to play prophet here for a moment, and predict Obama will win a 2nd term as President of the United States. I’m not a supporter of either candidate, and I see domestic and international policy business as usual no matter the puppet in power.

I made my opinion after reading about Romney’s trip to the Middle East and Europe. There I saw a man who has been set up as a fall guy. I’m having a hard time putting it in words, but I don’t see this man as President of the USA.

The Markets:

Don’t expect doom, and don’t expect good news. The crummy economic situation we find ourselves in will smolder on for some time. These financial magicians have many ways of keeping the game going, and I don’t see the plug being pulled anytime soon. I see the plug coming undone eventually, and it will be worse than 2008, but I don’t foresee it happening in 2012.

Check back daily, as the News Monkey has returned.

News Monkey out!

A history lesson of sorts, and the Bear makes a move.

I’ve been promising a history lesson, and today I’m getting it done. I want to cover Putin’s counter to NATO’s voracious desire for war in Syria, and I’ll also explain how the strategy applied in Syria is well worn. It’s a strategy which has been deployed once too often by the USA in the 20th and 21st century.

In the past fews months we’ve seen the Syrian crisis continue to escalate. It has now escalated to the climax where NATO has just enough excuse to ask for a “no fly zone”. I’m of the personal belief that many of these atrocities can be blamed on the foreign “freedom fighters”, or the “Free Syrian Army” as they are now euphemistically called by CNN. I’m sure the Syrian military is guilty of killing their own people, but these recent atrocities seem out of place, and in this writer’s opinion, appear to be the work of foreign Sunni extremists.

Now because NATO has their justification almost fully in place, Putin has made an impressive chess move by supplying Syria with attack helicopters. Vlad has demonstrated that Russia will attempt to block further unimpeded expansion and control by NATO. The addition of attack helicopters will decisively change the tide of battle if used correctly. Thus far the rebels don’t show signs of being equipped with stingers or the Russian equivalent IGLA. The lack of these air defense weapons will give control of the skies, and close combat support to the Syrian army.

There are rumors that Putin has also ordered the activation of an infantry division, paratroop division, and Spetsnaz brigade. The Russian’s are looking out for their strategic naval port in Tartus, which allows them to maintain a military presence in the Mediterranean. Putin’s actions show he is determined to respond to a NATO attack. How he responds is the wildcard.

I would like to cover some history that ties in with the war in Libya, and the preparation for war in Syria. The United States government has an awfully bad record of supporting and supplying dictators, or funding and supplying rebels to eliminate or counter a common foe. They tend to operate with an enemy of my enemy is my friend mindset.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, military style. On Christmas Eve 1979, the Soviet 40th army rolled into Afghanistan on order from then President Leonid Brezhnev. Three days later the Soviets occupied Bagram Airbase and Kabul, and executed then Afghan President Hafizullah Amin on accusation he was working for the CIA. The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan was a long standing ally of the Soviet Union. The Russian’s weren’t about to lose control of Afghanistan to Western powers, so they effectively started their own Vietnam, which ended with Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan on February 15, 1989. The war saw the loss of roughly 15,000 Russian soldiers, and close to 90,000 Mujahideen. The people of Afghanistan suffered the most, with a rough estimate of 2 million dead. The Soviet Union collapsed on December 26, 1991.

One of the facets of US strategy for defeating the Soviets, was to supply the Mujahideen with the stinger missile. The stinger was a major game changer for the Mujahideen. The weapon allowed them to destroy Soviet aircraft in great numbers, and increase the pucker factor of those pilots that survived. The ground war was one of attrition, and one the Mujahideen could win because the Soviets were ill prepared to fight an asymmetrical war. The Soviet war machine at that time was designed for mass combined arms assault. A great tactic if this was WWII, and the opponent was Nazi Germany.

Another key ingredient to the Soviet defeat was the son of billionaire construction magnate Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. The son we know as Osama bin Laden, and the CIA knew him by his code name “Tim Osman”. After Osama graduated from college in 1979 he went to Pakistan to join Abdullah Yusuf Azzam in his fight against the Soviets, and helped support the Mujahideen with construction equipment and cold hard cash.

We can see how the US secretly allied with the Mujahideen when they could be used as a tool against the Soviets. After the Soviet defeat, Afghanistan fell into a civil war which eventually saw the Taliban victorious. Afghanistan was a very western nation in appearance when they were the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. You would be surprised if you sought out photographs, and saw exaclty how western they were. The country is drastically different today, as we well know. I’m not a supporter of Communism or the Soviet Empire, but you can clearly see how supporting the Mujahideen back fired for the United States.

It never backfires for the military industrial complex, because enemies are good for business.

The same tactic in Afghanistan was applied in Iraq with Saddam Hussein, and most recently was applied in Libya. With Libya we supported the rebels ouster of Muammar Gaddafi, through NATO’s “no fly zone”, and a persistent media campaign. Many of these rebels were affiliated with al-Qaeda, and have no love for America. We’re seeing the same tactic applied in Syria. The only difference this time is Vlad Putin.

There is a confrontation brewing in the Middle East.

Many believe we are heading for a second cold war, but I believe the signs are point to a future hot war between Russia and NATO.

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The Monkey is pissed off.

I’m sorry for the long delay in putting up a new post, but the news monkey was busy and out of town for a couple of days. I’m back now and I know in my last post I promised a history lesson to further explain my position on Syria, but something dear to my heart has come up that I need to address. I promise I will get to the history lesson.

Anyone who knows me personally, or just happened to bring up the subject of politics in the same room as me knows I’m a passionate supporter of Ron Paul. I never fully agreed with his whole platform, but he’s proven to stick to his guns, and he’s not a flip flopper. Until now.

A few days ago Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky said that he would endorse Mitt Romney. He said his reasoning is that his father has dropped out of the race, and his family values and history line up with Romney. Rand also said that he recently met Romney in Washington, and discussed his support for reforming the Federal Reserve, limiting regulations, and SOPA. Rand said “I think there’s a lot of kinship between us on those issues”, in reference to his discussion with Romney.

Shortly after the endorsement was announced Ron Paul effectively dropped out of the race, and asked his supporters to be respectful at the convention. I’m shocked and I find it very upsetting that Ron Paul has thrown in the towel, but still expects his supporters to send him donations and love. If he had no desire to actually win and just spread ideas, there are better platforms for that then running for president. He and his son have effectively betrayed their supporters, and the liberty movement that helped them gain popularity in the first place. I’m starting to wonder if Ron Paul’s whole agenda was to help Romney get elected, and then to have his son jump on board for selection as vice president.

Ron Paul supporters were hoping to make a run at the convention, no matter the fact the MSM (main stream media) chose Romney as the Republican nominee months ago.

Ron Paul and his son have decided to jump on the bang wagon with the Republican party. I can no longer support them in good conscience.

If you don’t like the current POTUS (Barrack Obama) and you vote for Romney, you’re basically voting for the same man. Both of these candidates are funded by the same people and organizations. I really don’t understand what has happened, and what could have cause this effective betrayal from Ron Paul.

The liberty movement in our country was originally brought to main stream consciousness by the Tea Party, and then the Tea Party was co-opted by Republican opportunists such as John McCain and Sarah Palin. They used the Tea Party to serve their agenda and gain popularity like any plastic smile, baby hugging politician would. Now the liberty movement which chose Ron Paul as it’s leader, has been betrayed by his son and by the man himself.

I’m a political atheist, but I now know no matter how strong a politician may appear, he can be bought, threatened, or coerced to sell out. I have no idea what caused this change in the Paul’s, but in my opinion they can no longer be trusted.

An idea can never die, and the idea of the Republic of the United States will never die. It’s up to us to make the change. It’s up to us to find our own leader, and restore this Republic. Both parties are co-opted and have sold us out a million times. Do not vote in this upcoming election. If enough of us refuse to choose between a bad incumbent who is compromised, and a bad candidate who is a flip flopper, then we can deem this election illegitimate.

We have the power.

We are the people. You must never forget that. The time is now. Future generations will remember us for what we do at this time.

Refuse to allow the Republic to die. REFUSE!

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