Friday, February 19, 2016

Unspun News for the 19th February 2016

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“Despite Barack Obama’s economic sanctions against Russia, and the plunge in oil prices that King Saud agreed to with Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry on 11 September 2014, the economic damages that the U.S. and Sauds have aimed against a particular oil-and-gas giant, Russia, have hit mostly elsewhere — at least till now.”

Straight from the ‘of COURSE!’ department…. “Turkey's PM blames Kurdish militants for Ankara blast; seven soldiers killed in separate bombing”

“More than 60 health facilities in Syria supported by Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) charity were hit in attacks last year, with a dozen completely destroyed, the group said. … In a new report, MSF warned Syria's health infrastructure "has been decimated", with frequent aerial assaults and shelling of hospitals and clinics, in violation of international law.“  Who gains?  “More than 260,000 people have been killed in Syria since the war began, including more than 76,000 civilians.”

F. WILLIAM ENGDAHL - “Such is the case with finding out what is the real Washington policy—the economic and foreign policy today. For example, what is the real meaning and purpose behind the journey of the 92-year-old Henry Kissinger to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin and others recently?”  An article filled with EXCELLENT questions, that we should ALL be asking  daily…..

“Israeli occupation forces demolished on Monday “almost all existing structures” in the Palestinian community of Ein Ar Rasash, according to an assessment by a United Nations agency.“  And not a line, not a word in the western MSM.  Gosh, I wonder why not?  Can you imagine the screams if this were reversed?

WAYNE MADSEN - “In yet another case of pure American hypocrisy on a grand scale, the US Congress has ordered James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, to investigate alleged Russian financing of European political parties over the past decade.”  Some good ponder-worthy points made here …..

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon - “In general, Israel ideally prefers regime changes that result in the installation of stable puppets. That is Plan A. But Plan B is to balkanize. Better to divide and conquer than to countenance a “rogue” (independent) neighbor.”

Phillip Giraldi - “Cold War Redux;  Dishing it to the Russkies” … “it is hard to build a credible case that Russia—under Putin or any likely leader—is gearing up to invade Eastern much less Western Europe.”  Probably as good a ‘behind the scenes’ anlysis as you’ll find today.

Pope Francis  - “Bishops who reassign suspect pedophiles should resign”  And (presumably) leave the sickos to their ‘fun’???

FINIAN CUNNINGHAM - “Less than five months after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered military intervention in Syria, the five-year war has been completely transformed. Peace is far from certain as a tentative truce this week will attest. The conflict may even escalate. But what Russia’s intervention has certainly achieved is to squeeze out into the open the poisonous forces of regime change that have brought Syria to its dire condition.”

“As Americans struggle to get an accurate total of just how many people U.S. police gun down annually, police in Iceland have still not shot a single person since their single fatality in 2013.”  Message received?


“Ecotourism will only help save orangutans if it generates enough income to replace that coming from logging, new research suggests.   The findings are a result of the first study to weigh up the pros and cons of ecotourism for threatened species, …”

Sad, sad, sad to the point of tears.  “The quest for a cute animal selfie has ended tragically, after a crowd of tourists blindly manhandled a tiny dolphin to death.”  For a friggin bloody selfie?  Beam me up Scotty - NOW. There is NO intelligent life on this god-forsaken planet.

“Australian scientists have confirmed some Antarctic waters are rich in iron due to the presence of undersea volcanoes.“

ICELAND - “Bárðarbunga volcano continues to inflate at the depth of 15 – 10 km. Making it hard to observe it on the surface. Earthquake activity continues to increase, with regular earthquake swarms with magnitude of 3,0 – 3,5 at the moment.”

Whoa!!!!  3 minute timelapse video of record-breaking Ottawa snowfall….

“Claim: Plastic pollution threat ‘on par to global warming’“  Yup - it’s bad.  Ask any trans-ocean yachtsman …..

“Tropical Cyclone "Winston" to u-turn westward and affect Niue and Vava'u islands“  Have you ever heard of that before??  A cyclone ‘reversing’?  VERY rare, to say the least...

NZ - “Torrential downpours trigger extensive flooding in Nelson city and Tasman district, New Zealand“

“Severe flooding in UAE - hailstorms, heavy rains and thick fog sweep the region“

“England's urban foxes: To tolerate or terminate?”

“The human brain may be able to hold as much information in its memory as is contained on the entire Internet, new research suggests.“



MUST SEE - Ex NASA - “A new timelapse video showing dramatic solar explosions and magnetic loops of plasma lassoing from a golden, fiery orb demonstrates the incredible - powerful - activity the sun’s surface regularly experiences.”  IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!   “Each frame from NASA’s latest timelapse represents about an hour on Earth and gives a stunning one-year glimpse of the sun not normally seen by the human eye.“  The Sun LIVES….. Seen at this scale…..

“Solar activity is waning as sunspot AR2497 disappears over the sun's western limb.”  Also nice aurora pix….

“Pluto’s moon, Charon was discovered by astronomer James Christy on June 22, 1978 when he noticed a “bulge” on the disk of Pluto that was subsequently found in telescope images as far back as 1965. Charon is a frozen, desiccated tomb of a world with an average temperature of -220 C. As the image at the top of the page reveals, its closest cousin could be the Moon, although at least one of its surface features is reminiscent of Mt. Sharp in Gale crater on Mars.“

“Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It”

The Apple ‘security’ issue.  But as an Unspunner remarked to me - “They’re not called Spy-phones for nothing”….
Also - 

“That which can be destroyed by the truth should be.”

~~ P. C. Hodgell

There is much disinformation and misinformation ‘out there’.  I do not have the time to check the credentials of every writer that I place in Unspun, so please be aware that your discrimination, used in parallel with your open-minded intellect, is your best friend - ALL the time!

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