Rarely are we privileged to read of how our work affects the lives of others, but here is just such a case. I am delighted to be able to share this article by a long-time listener to TMR, C. C. Wilkinson, a dentist from Florida, who was deeply affected by our recent interview with Mike Hopkins of Flight the Lies Radio. I don't need to say much more, because the article explains itself, but I will just pause to thank "Swamp Dog" for his very kind words, and for his integrity in choosing the spiritual hard road.
"Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year."—RT
"Just a bit fun!", as the phrase goes, what could possibly be harmful about playing with a painted board and a wooden "planchette"? Friends, spooky laughs, bottle of wine - a good time to be had by all!
During our current break in normal podcasting, we take the opportunity to repost our 2014 Halloween interview with Vince McCann, author of Freed from Satan's Grasp (Kingsway Publications) and former director of Spotlight Ministries.
Speaking from his experience of having once been involved in the Occult, Vince explains why the Ouija Board is far from "just a bit of fun". Characterising it, rather, as "spiritual Russian roulette", Vince warns that its use has frequently been associated with mental illness and spiritual oppression.
Vince McCann was once involved in the Occult and oppressed by evil spirits, until God led him—through prayer and exorcism—into a new life of freedom and faith in Jesus Christ, and called him to a ministry reaching out to those caught in the darkness of spiritual oppression. He currently runs the Chenzo1969 YouTube channel.
As we near Halloween, the US stock market looks like it’s whistling past the graveyard near the end of a year that I predicted would be the dawn of “the Epocalypse.” (By that, I meant an economic apocalypse, the likes of which we’ve never seen.)
"As the US-backed offensive in Mosul, Iraq begins, the mainstream US media readies the American people to blame the terrorists for civilian casualties, but the opposite rules apply to Syria’s Aleppo, reports Robert Parry."—Consortium News
"Justin Trudeau is scheduled to sign CETA, the Canada-EU trade agreement, in Brussels on October 27. In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth explains that, once signed, CETA will be enforced through the ISDS, the "investment court" that allows for dispute settlements to take place outside traditional legal systems, which will in turn amount to a nail in the coffin of a free society and the inauguration of global government."—PFT
The United States is manipulating humanitarian concern in an effort to protect its proxy militias and its imperial regime-change project in Syria. The media and intellectual classes are dutifully falling in line, promoting a narrative of military aggression under the cover of “protecting civilians.” These same “responsibility to protect” arguments led to the invasions of Iraq and Libya, exponentially increasing the massacres, chaos, and proliferation of violent extremism within those countries. They are hypocritical, designed to further interests of conquest and domination, and will lead to more death and destruction in Syria as well.
Here are two very interesting recent interviews with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Does my posting these here mean that I think Assad is a saint? Of course not. Frankly, I'm not confident that I've received enough reliable information about the man from any source to make a judgement as to his moral character. So I won't. But what I will do is listen to what he says, and I encourage you to do so too.
"The world once again finds itself hurtling to the brink of war, and once again the establishment mouthpiece puppet propaganda media is leading the charge. This time around their lies defy description. In the sick world of the would-be warmongers, child beheading terrorist scum are now the heroes. The blood of the innocents that spill from here on in covers the hands of the mainstream media propagandists."—James Corbett
Here's another source that seems to agree in large measure with the views of Dr. Roberts in our recent interview with him. Vanessa Beeley is an independent journalist and photographer who has recently been researching in Aleppo, and she gives a very different view from the mainstream narrative.
The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.
Following our recent interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on Syria, a TMR listener kindly told me about this recording of a press conference with representatives of the US Peace Council at the UN HQ in New York—(at least, that's what the video claims to be, and I have no reason to doubt it at present). It's worth watching, and if the representatives are to be believed—which judgement I leave with you—what they say tends to corroborate much that Dr. Roberts said in the interview.
Ah, so Hillary's a "Christian" and a "Methodist". Oh, that's interesting, because I'm a Christian and a Methodist too. Great, so let's put these two little videos next to each other and see what happens...
I did wonder if I should say something about this, but then I realised I don't need to; it speaks for itself. Thus reads the summary of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee's report, Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options.
John Booth, "Fifteen Years on from 9/11" [external PDF], Lobster Magazine (Winter 2016)
If you're interested in finding a concise, well-written, unsensational and informative introduction to the subject of 9/11 Studies, then I highly recommend John Booth's recently-published essay in Lobster Magazine. John — a freelance journalist who has worked for news organisations in Africa, the UK and the US — helpfully casts a wide net across the field and, with copious references and hyperlinks to key pieces of information, provides a very valuable resource for further study.
The recent Iraq Inquiry (commonly dubbed the Chilcot report) was in many respects highly critical of Tony Blair and other key figures in the British government’s decision to follow the United States to war in 2003. However, it stopped short of accusing anyone of willful deceit in making the case for invasion, and expressed no opinion as to the legality of that invasion.