Saturday, February 29, 2020

Aaron Russo Predicts Microchipping Humanity

Aaron Russo Predicts Microchipping Humanity
August, 2013

Some readers may wonder where I got the shocking idea that the Covid19 virus psyop terror attack is a pretext to universal microchipping of humanity.  Well I got it from the interview above.  Aaron Russo was a well known entertainment figure in his day.  After he started talking publicly about what Nicholas Rockefeller told him about the globalist agenda...he came down with a "fast acting cancer"(TM) and died.  But his words live on in the interview he gave.  And they haunt me to this day.

Friday, February 28, 2020

UPDATED: Covid19 Boogah Boogah - The Jury [of one] is in

COVID-19 Coronavirus: A Fake Pandemic? Who’s Behind It? Global Economic, Social and Geopolitical Destabilization


Stock photo of Vaccination

After my last post about the coronavirus psyop terror attack I had to go back to the drawing board to retool and reanalyse the phenomenon. After about two weeks of re-thinking about it...doing my usual reverse-engineering and...dare I say it...critical analysis...I have come up with a new POV.  Let me say this first off.  I haven't changed my original thesis one iota.  IMO, it is still a fraud, a hoax and most of all...a False Flag...aimed at the enemies du jour of USrael--China and Iran. 

The truest thing I have read about Covid19(TM) as it is now referred to in the MZM is a headline I read on my "Favourites Blog" a week or more ago.  The headline said something like: "Covid19 is 9/11 in Slow Motion".  Isn't it ironic that the Illuminati numerologists get to play with the repeated use of the numbers "9" and "1"? Whatever.

But when you think about it...this bioweapon attack is the closest terror event to the scale of the 9/11 terror attack that we've had.  Same media 24/7 frenZy. Same targeting of the perp's "enemies du jour".  Here are some links and snippets from links that I've saved over the past two weeks and that have informed my updated thesis.  First is one from this morning.  Watch closely for the "savior" element in this list of "five Reasons".  Number 3 - "We're going to have a vaccine soon".  Read that one over carefully and I will have concluding comments to follow:

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From Breitbart News



"Pollak: 5 Reasons to Stop Freaking Out About Coronavirus
Coronavirus is an “info-demic,” a panic caused by the spread of partial and often misleading information about a health risk, sometimes deliberately.
The virus is real, and a small number of people have been infected. But it is going to pass.


It is an unpleasant respiratory illness, but it is not an organ-destroying horror like Ebola. Precautions are being taken, a vaccine will emerge, and life will continue as usual.

Here are five specific reasons to chill out.

1. Coronavirus is a familiar illness, and not as bad as others.
It is from the SARS family — and less deadly. As Ha’aretz noted, “the mortality rate from the current disease ranges from 0.5 to 2 percent, and is significantly lower than the mortality rate from the 2002 SARS outbreak (9.5 percent) and much lower than the 2012 SARS outbreak (34.4 percent). It may even be close to the mortality rate from an ordinary flu outbreak in the United States.”

2. The U.S. response has been exceptionally good.
There have only been 16 cases thus far, none deadly. President Donald Trump bought precious time by stopping travel to China last month — a step critics said was overly drastic. Democrats are screaming about funding and staff cuts that never actually happened. The latest outrage: the White House is controlling the message. As they should! The people in lab coats are not always good communicators.

3. We are going to have a vaccine soon. There are private companies in the U.S. and around the world racing to develop a vaccine — not just because of the urgent public health need, but because whoever finds it first stands to make a lot of money. (This is where the profit motive, and the pharmaceutical industry, are so crucial — contrary to what Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, and other Democrats running for president have been saying about them.)

4. China is going to be all right. The number of cases in China sounds large — until you consider the size of China. True, the Chinese government has been duplicitous about coronavirus, as it is about everything. (Amartya Sen famously observed that India, unlike China, has never suffered famine because India has a free press.) And U.S. firms are learning a long-overdue lesson about the risks of investing there. But China will eventually pull through.

5. The same people who want you to panic about coronavirus want you to panic about everything. The news business thrives on chaos. In addition, the media want to destroy Trump, which is why they spread the Russia collusion hoax. Coronavirus is not a hoax, but pundits should be asked if they cared enough about flu — which kills far more people — to get their shot this year. If not, ignore them. Remember to wash your hands, and stay cool.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News



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From The Saker: "...five Realities"
Entertaining the bio-weapon hypothesis: "Escobar: No Weapon Left Behind - The American Hybrid War On China". Added: the fact this isn't a great bio-weapon is a feature not a bug. They don't want to kill millions, just put pressure on the Chinese government and disrupt the economy.

also,


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Coyinkadynkally...the virus attacked Iran [of all places] link from "We Are Change"

Iran now has second most deaths from coronavirus in a weird coincidence - from Daily Stormer

Pompeo dangles help for Iran re coronavirus

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"When Davos WEF was planning for a coronavirus pandemic" (6 weeks before it happened)

Voltairenet.org

Paul Craig Roberts comments on Davos "gaming" a pandemic 6 weeks prior to virus breakout

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What [Xymphora] has said is this:


"With regards to the Coronavirus – I don’t actually know that this is a US bioweapon, nor do I state for a fact that it is a US bioweapon.

DARPA was doing research on a “novel Coronavirus” to be used as a bioweapon

The claim that the virus escaped from a Chinese lab – promoted by CIA shill Tom Cotton – was a hoax spread by State Department fake news outlets (why would they feel a need to preempt the bioweapon angle unless they were worried about someone proving it was not a natural virus? And how would they know it was not a natural virus?)

The disease appears to primarily affect Chinese people (though we do know now whites can contract it)

There is no valid explanation of where this came from (Chinese people have been eating bats for thousands of years)

The US government and Mike Pompeo in particular are obsessed with attacking China

The US State Department and the CIA were 100% responsible for the attempted color revolution in Hong Kong

As soon as the color revolution in Hong Kong fizzled out, all of a sudden this virus popped up
The virus has done extreme damage to the Chinese economy at the exact time that the US State Department was calling for attacks on the Chinese economy

All of that leads me to believe that the simplest and most obvious explanation for the virus is that it is a bioweapon released by the US government.
I will not state that I know this for a fact, because I do not know this for a fact. But given how hard it is to get facts while living in an information control grid, we have to rely on informed speculation as we attempt to understand what is going on."

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Economic war with China was Number One Priority for the MIC just before the outbreak of the pandemic....from "See More Rocks" blog


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And, finally, "Just In The Nick Of Time"(TM)….From Fox Bidness NewZ….

"A Texas-based genetic engineeringcompany is claiming to have a vaccine for the new coronavirus.


Greffex Inc. CEO told the Houston Business Journal that his company completed the vaccine this week, and it will now move on to animal testing as required by the U.S. government.  [ https://www.greffex.com/about/leadership/


"The trick in making a vaccine is: Can you scale the vaccine that you’ve made to be able to make a certain number of doses? Can you test that vaccine quickly and efficiently? And then can you get it into patients?" Price told Houston's KHOU 11. "And that’s where we have an edge as well on the other companies that are out there.”  Full story:  

Greffex, Inc., a company leading a paradigm shift in the design, development and production of vaccines, elected two new members to its board of directors. They are John D. White, founder and chairman of PSP Capital and former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Chase Untermeyer .  Read about them in this full press release:

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Greencrow summarizes...so after all greencrow's reading, digesting and reverse-engineering [the strategy of which is as secret as the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken...and just as noxious) I've come up with the following theory:  The corona virus is a 9/11-style psy-ops terror False Flag with the goal of creating world-wide havoc and singling out several enemies du jour for economic destruction.

Just like 9/11 there are actual victims.  There ARE people who were attacked by the perps with a bioweapons lab virus and who are no doubt really suffering and dying.  But, again, just like 9/11--the numbers of immediate victims will in no way match the numbers of long-term victims who will suffer the fall-out of the immediate attack--by way of economic warfare and social destruction.  And lastly, just like 9/11, there's a potential for windfall profits...in the way of Big Pharma sales of vaccines.  There will also be mega amounts of taxpayer funds directed to such fraudulent NGO's as WHO.

USrael was going down anyway.  It had/has only a few years at the most of economic viability before it will collapse under the weight of its own debt and population moronification.  This is its last gasp "roll of the dice".  This is its "Samson Option"--take down the entire world--and hope to come out on top.

The main strategy is the old, mouldy, Problem, Reaction, Solution caper...dragged out of the tiny "tickle trunk" of perp tricks....dusted off and launched.  The "problem" of the pandemic can ONLY(TM) be solved by the "solution" of the vaccine [pushed by WHO] that will be brought forward in the next few months and imposed world wide.  Nobody will be able to go anywhere without proof that they've been vaccinated.  They won't even be able to go down to the 7/11 for a slurpee without being vaccinated.  HOW will you be able to PROVE(TM) that you've been vaccinated?  Well, stupid, dontchaknow that there'll be a chip in the vaccine?!  Yes, a microchip--that will have a barcode that can be traced back to you--and to which will be attached all your personal information...your DNA and the amount in your bank account(s).

And, by sheer coinkydynk...this microchip will thenceforward be ALL YOU REALLY NEED to go anywhere and buy anything.  This chip will liberate humanity...until it's selectively "shut off" so that certain people and/or certain nations can't go anywhere and/or buy a goddamn thing!

The greencrow flies high and gets the bigger picture....then she lands...goes into a corner and throws up.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

UPDATED: Wet'suwet'en Support Update

First Nations Art from Greencrow's
Personal Collection

UPDATE:  February 28, 2020 - Back home--and back at my computer.  Just thought I'd add this link to the ones I put up below.  It's a very accurate report on the latest developments in the national crisis over the public support that other indigenous communities are giving to the BC Wet'suwet'en.  One thing the greencrow has learned from Canadians' reactions to the crisis from coast to coast to coast is--it's no longer a mystery why Winnipeg is ground zero for First Nations' classic social symptoms of long-term oppression/trauma.

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Hi everyone.  Just a short note to let you know I'll be away from my computer on family matters for the next couple of days.  In the meantime you can catch up with what is happening regarding the Wet'suwet'en Standoff by looking here and here.

The above artifacts are from my personal collection.  The drum and drum stick I made myself with the help of a First Nations elder at a cultural seminar years ago.  The Haida hat [which has been valued at over $2,000 cdn] was given to me decades ago by my younger sister who passed away from cancer in 2016.  The wooden carved "talking stick' was given to me as a retirement gift from my employer and fellow employees upon my retirement from MCFD in 2013.

Be back soon.

gc


Monday, February 24, 2020

Crafts Update: New Video showing latest work on "Froggy Went A Courting" Wood Carving Diorama

Video showing Updates to My
Gift to my Granddaughters - A Diorama
of the Traditional Song - "A Froggy Went A Courting"

I've been working on and off on this Wood Carving Diorama for a year or more now--including most of this past weekend--because it's slated to go on display in our Wood Carving display case up at the Senior Centre.  Taking it up there this afternoon.  I also received a special request from my older sister during our telephone conversation last week to give her a video update on the project.  The song "Froggy Went a Courting" has huge significance in our family because my mother taught it to us and sang it to us throughout our younger years.  There's still a lot of work to do on this project, including carving "Uncle Rat" and all the wedding guests.  I hope to have it completely finished to show my granddaughters when they come to spend next Christmas with us.  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wet'suwet'en Blockade becomes National [Media] Power Play between Feds and FN

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs will maintain
 blockades despite headway in B.C


"...No, there was no phone call from Marc Miller. It seems to me that since Mr. Trudeau made his announcement, the communication has ceased. There you go.”


Just like most of the geopolitical happenings on the face of this earth--where 99% of them happen in a contrived "media bubble" managed by the mainZtream media--the stand off between the indigenous Wet'suwet'en and the Federal Government [using its proxies the Coastal GasLink corporation and the RCMP] has reached a place where communications are conducted almost entirely through the media.  Ultimatums and posturing from both sides replace honest "sit down and talk" negotiations.  Here are the latest developments as reported in the Montreal Gazette.  Please read and I will have more comments to follow:

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"Hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation meeting on Saturday with Mohawk leaders in Kahnawake confirmed they’ve spoken with British Columbia’s commanding RCMP officer about police withdrawing from a protest site against a proposed gas pipeline.

However, despite that conversation, the hereditary chiefs have not decided to call for the dismantling of railway blockades across the country, including in Kahanwake, on the South Shore of Montreal.

“Yesterday, we had a phone call with Jennifer Strachen,” Wet’suwet’en Chief Woos told reporters Saturday afternoon outside the Kahnawake Longhouse. “We talked a little about what we expected.”

On Wednesday, Strachan, in charge of the Mounties in B.C., offered in a letter to the chiefs to move the police detachment from near the protest site in northern B.C. to the nearby town of Houston in an attempt to defuse tensions. The next day, however, a Wet’suwet’en spokesperson said the RCMP hadn’t “officially engaged” with them

That changed on Friday when they did, indeed, speak with Strachen. That same day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted the “barricades must come down now.”

“We’re still going to say the same thing again: for the RCMP to vacate the premises, and developments that are going to be happening are still being considered by the RCMP,” Woos said, declining to specify what exactly is being considered by the police.

Woos took heart in a decision Friday by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office that Coastal GasLink must consult further with Indigenous communities along a stretch of its planned pipeline route that is at the centre of the Wet’suwet’en conflict. The company has been given 30 days to consult with Indigenous leaders before re-submitting its final report for approval.

“With the news of the environmental report, it was inviting, to say the least,” he said. “I think we’ll take a close look at that, for sure.”
Meanwhile, a request by the chiefs to meet with Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, has gone unanswered, Woos added.

“No, there was no phone call from Marc Miller. It seems to me that since Mr. Trudeau made his announcement, the communication has ceased. There you go.”

Trudeau, for his part, said Friday his ministers have tried repeatedly to organize negotiations, but have had no response from Wet’suwet’en leaders.

On Saturday morning, the hereditary chiefs were welcomed by more than 100 Kahnawake Mohawks and members of other local bands and traditional leaders, many dressed in formal Indigenous garb, and some with small children in tow

At the Longhouse, the bands performed a “Words at the edge of the woods” ceremony outside, with Wet’suwet’en leaders attired in headdresses before their meeting with Indigenous leaders of the region. The ceremony is held when different bands meet, a tradition that dates back centuries to when a local tribe hosting an outside band would first organize a meeting outside of their community to ensure all parties have come to speak in peace.

“The reason why we’re here is so that we could express our friendship and our support and our gratitude to the Kahnawake people,” Woos said, adding that the hereditary chiefs plan to visit the Kahanwake rail blockade before returning to B.C. on Sunday.

Roughly a dozen Wet’suwet’en members, including four hereditary chiefs, arrived in Kahnawake late Friday night after similar meetings with the Tyendinaga Mohawks near Belleville, Ont.

Ghislain Picard, chief of the Assembly of First Nations (Quebec-Labrador), expressed optimism following Saturday’s meeting with the hereditary chiefs.

“The session earlier was very positive and informative as well,” Picard said in an interview. “If I can compare today with 30 years ago (when the 1990 Oka crisis occurred in Kanesatake), I think everyone was very vulnerable to misinformation 30 years ago. Not so much the case today, and what’s helping is we have the opportunity to hear from the people that are directly involved.”

The Wet’suwet’en chiefs are opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline that is slated to cross their territory. Acting on a court injunction, RCMP officers moved in to try to clear a protest camp blocking construction on the project in early February, sparking protests across the country, including several rail blockades. In Kahnwake, where the Mohawk council supports the Wet’suwet’en, the protesters have blocked the Canadian Pacific rail line for more than two weeks.

aderfel@postmedia.com, rbruemmer@postmedia.com


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Greencrow says:  I spoke by telephone with my older sister yesterday.  She lives in a small town in Northern Ontario [not Sudbury where we were born and raised]. She told me that she went out twice over the past week to join a group of demonstrators who were demonstrating in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en.  I was surprised that the support of the indigenous and their white allies was so wide spread.  You don't hear about the demonstrations in the little towns.

The reason the Feds don't want to sit down face to face with the indigenous is twofold:

1.  They've been ordered not to by their foreign [USrael] globalist handlers.  Globalist power brokers and their political puppets haven't a leg to stand on in any real negotiations.  All they have is smoke and mirrors applied by way of their controlled perp-owned mainZtream mediaThey also DON'T WANT a negotiated settlement, which would surely mean following their own laws.   Their own laws and SCC legal precedents don't work for them anymore.

2.  What they want to do is allow the blockade situation to boil and fester until the duped, braindead, redneck racists [who've been tricked into becoming proxies the government RELY on to make lawless demands] demand that the police move in and impose lawlessness and oppression on the indigenous [as has been the case since First Contact 500 years ago].  This will be the example of brute force they need for all the indigenous to see--to prevent them getting "uppity" and demanding their lawful rights in future.  The "future" includes carefully planned escalation of massive theft, pillage and destruction of what remains of First Nations lands.

Readers can see that the Feds have had plenty of time to sit down and negotiate based on the so-called "Rule of Law".  They don't want to.  The foreign perpsters NEED TO DEGRADE/MONETIZE  THAT PRISTINE LAND. That's all there is to it.  As the First Nations Leader said so eloquently above..."There you go."


"A Tribe Called Red" - Unist'ot'en 
H/T to Bruce Gagnon - Anti War Blogger
from the United States of America

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Coastal GasLink Ordered Back to Drawing Board - must cease construction on Wet'suwet'en lands

Art created by indigenous youth at the Youth Art Camp,
 one of many events held in the Healing Centre
 on Unist’ot’en territory.

NOTE:  Reading the main headlines in this mornings MainZtream NewZ we see that they're all about portraying Le Dauphin as the strong leader poised to send in the police to take down the barriers. 

"Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions inforced" 

Nowhere is it headlined that he has also [indirectly] ordered Coastal GasLink to stop any construction on its pipeline through Wet'suwet'en territory.


But, buried in the smaller headlines on the CBC website this morning is the BREAKING NEWS that the Province of BC has backed down in the current crisis over the Coastal GasLink construction of a pipeline on sacred pristine Wet'suwet'an land.  In my last post, I described how BC NDP Premier John Horgan had flip/flopped on his promises of reconciliation with First Nations and in a bellicose interview said he was absolutely NOT going to call off the pipeline construction hounds poised to tear the lands apart for rampant corporatism.  Now he seems to have backed off and told his provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to demand that the corporation cease and desist construction until another consultation with the First Nations owners of the land takes place.  Please read the CBC report and I will have more comments to follow:


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"Coastal GasLink sent back to the table with Indigenous leaders
Provincial officials give company 30 days to address Wet'suwet'en concerns


Coastal GasLink must consult further with Indigenous communities along a stretch of its pipeline route at the heart of the Wet'suwet'en conflict, say B.C. officials. Until then, construction cannot take place along the key, 18-kilometre portion. The company has been given 30 days by the province's Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to hold those talks before resubmitting its final report for approval.

Protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the pipeline on their traditional territory have disrupted cargo and passenger rail traffic across the country. In a letter, obtained by CBC News, to both sides, the EAO says it received feedback from some Indigenous groups, and this week determined there are particular issues that still need to be addressed in order for the project to go forward. The project was previously approved by the province, pending certain conditions.

The letter, dated Wednesday, asks the company to provide more details about the pipeline, such as how construction might affect the nearby Unist'ot'en Healing Centre.
"[Coastal GasLink] should make efforts to gather and consider additional information in relation to these activities, including from [Unist'ot'en] Dark House and the Office of the Wet'suwet'en," the letter reads, adding that information should be gathered respectfully.

It goes on to suggest the Dark House — one of the hereditary groups central to the dispute — discuss its concerns or meet directly with Coastal GasLink within the next 30 days.

"[Coastal GasLink] must track all engagement efforts, any feedback received and how it was addressed, incorporated, or otherwise considered."

The EAO will then review the report once its resubmitted and ultimately decide whether to approve it and allow construction to proceed.

The company says it will respond to the issues raised in the letter and again attempt to engage with the community.

"Coastal GasLink hopes that engagement commences shortly to ensure Dark House concerns are addressed in the 30-day process," the company said in a statement.

It also pointed out the area near the healing centre was behind a blockade until January, and therefore has not seen any construction.

This decision by EAO gives the province grounds to call for their immediate
evacuation.
- Karla Tait, Unist'ot'en Member

Coastal GasLink said if the EAO approves its updated report after these additional consultations, the "short delay" will not affect the pipeline's overall spring construction schedule. B.C.'s ministry of environment says the 30-day period allows both sides to engage in open and constructive dialogue.

"This is an example of B.C.'s regulatory system working as it should," George Heyman said in a statement to CBC News. But members of the Unist'ot'en say they identified gaps in Coastal GasLink's report on how it's meeting those conditions months ago. 



"Had the province intervened to confirm the reports' shortcomings, they could have prevented the [RCMP's] injunction enforcement, sparing us the violent removal from our lands and sparing the country the subsequent economic pressures of solidarity actions," said Karla Tait, spokesperson for the healing centre.

She said the continued presence of the company and the RCMP on their territory is unlawful.

"This decision by EAO gives the province grounds to call for their immediate evacuation," Tait said in a statement."


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Greencrow says:  What a humiliation for Horgan!  Having to step back and force the gas pipeline company to consult with the Indigenous Peoples.  And the public finally finding out that the pipeline was to go through lands which had been set aside and upon which a "Healing Centre" had been built based on "getting back to the land" for healing purposes!  Nobody tells us this stuff until AFTER a coast-to-coast railway transportation disruption has occurred?!  Give us a Break!

Of course I'm not duped with the mistaken impression that it was Horgan who sicced the pipeline company on the indigenous community.  That was a federal political ploy.  Trudeau catering to Big Bidness and to the Alberta [American] oil cabal.  Horgan was just too weak to tell them all to f*ck off.

What else are we going to find out about what's really behind these disgusting machinations before this is over?  Stay tuned.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs Conditions for Nation-to-Nation Talks

Click for larger versions




Pipeline Eviction Notice Update

We'tsuwet'en Supporters Speak
 at Press Conference Yesterday

With Justin Trudeau it has always been all about appearances.  Although he has nothing to say because he hasn't made a single decision regarding this national crisis, he still goes on TV "live" to blather away inconsequentially, giving empty ultimatums and preaching non-stop virtue signals, "smoke signals" rising like smoky puffs from behind the "bluff".

Most importantly, he has "timed" his press conference to coincide with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary leaders' meeting with the Ontario Mohawk chiefs.  He certainly doesn't want them to get centre stage and bask in HIS spotlight.

Meanwhile, Wet'suwet'en supporters gave their own press conference here in Vancouver yesterday and dismissed the RCMP promise to pull back...calling it merely a "publicity stunt".  That sounds like a "decision" more reflective of Trudeau's POV.  In any case, there have been no actions to follow the "promise". In fact, according to latest reports, Trudeau seems to have dug in on the official government position...we'll do what we want...all the while promising First Nations "pie in the sky by and by".  No wonder they're a tad cynical.

Dale Smith, a blogger who covers the Parliamentry beat in his blog called "Routine Proceedings" made some of the most cogent suggestions so far...including the First Nations AND the Federal politicians.  Please read:


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So where to from here? It seems to me that given that the government cannot order the RCMP or other police forces to clear the blockades – particularly without escalating the situation and creating a series of Oka or Ipperwash crises across the country – nor can they order the RCMP to withdraw from Wet’suwet’en territory, it means that it’s up to Coastal GasLink to swallow the losses and go to the court to withdraw the court order that the RCMP went in to enforce that touched off this whole mess. One has to wonder whether anyone is counselling them to that very effect, but if that’s the way out of this situation, then they may have to take their lumps and do their part to walk the country back from the brink, because there don’t appear to be any clear paths out of this particular mess otherwise. It should also be a warning to other developers that they can’t keep cutting corners, particularly with regards to Indigenous peoples. CGL should have consulted the hereditary chiefs as well as the elected ones, provided proper reassurances that no, this was not a stealthy way to put a bitumen pipeline through their territory (because yes, that conspiracy theory is floating around), and done that work ahead of time. The days of cutting these corners has to stop, or we’ll keep going through this exercise time and again..."

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Greencrow says:  It is telling that the idea of Coastal GasLink withdrawing and doing a detour around the sacred, pristine lands identified by the First Nations and suggested by them...is NEVER broached by the government or the MainZtream Media.

Normally, when such an obvious and logical solution is hanging there for all to see and is so studiously ignored, that means there is likely another agenda by one of the parties.  Normally, when a main player in the conflict starts off saying one thing and then suddenly switches and is now saying another...that causes sentient entities to doubt the entire process.

This is the situation caused by British Columbia NDP Premier John Horgan who began his term speaking quite convincingly about reconciliation with First Nations and, even went to the extent of passing the UNDRIP legislation through the legislature just before the Christmas Break.  Now he's blatently insulting the hereditary chiefs and dismissing their authority as a troublesome "minority".

Sentient and informed Canadians, particularly residents of British Columbia, are now scratching their heads and wondering what Horgan's up to.  Please read the following analysis from longtime BC political commentator Vaughn Palmer and I will have concluding comments to follow:





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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan's pipeline patience running out, refuses to cave to 'minority'

...One of the hereditary leaders, Namoks (who also goes by the name John Ridsdale) has said there will be no meeting until both the RCMP and the pipeline workforce depart from his territory.

The premier acknowledged a precedent for the RCMP standing down to be replaced with Indigenous security staff. But a partial or complete pullout by Coastal GasLink is a non starter.

“That’s not an option for me, no,” replied Horgan, continuing to stand by the provincial permits that authorized the project and the B.C. Supreme Court injunction that backs them up.

Horgan recalled a frosty exchange with Namoks during a tour of Northern B.C. last month.

In the premier’s account, “Namoks demanded that I present myself” for a meeting. Horgan said his schedule was fixed in advance but offered to talk by phone to set up a meeting at some future date.

“He refused to take the phone call,” said Horgan. “I’m not going to accept responsibility for the decisions that the hereditary leaders are taking (or) for the positions they’re adopting. I do accept responsibility, as head of the government of B.C. that I stand ready to work with the hereditary leadership to find a peaceful resolution to this issue.”

Would he now meet with Namoks and the other hereditary leaders if that were part of a solution to the standoff?

“If there was a prospect of a positive outcome, of course,” replied Horgan.

But he emphasized he would have conditions of his own for any face to face meeting with Namoks and the other hereditary chiefs.

“The notion that it would just be, somehow, you have to come and talk to me without any understanding of what the end of that discussion would be — I’m not prepared to do that,” said Horgan.

He may suspect that in demanding a meeting with the premier, Namoks is mainly looking to burnish his prestige among the minority of Wet’suwet’en people who support his opposition to the pipeline.

Horgan is right not to play into such a strategy. But that’s a long way from saying he sees an end in sight to this standoff. At most he hopes Ottawa can help.

Meanwhile, the premier vowed to go on working with the many First Nations that are prepared to partner with his government.

“I have no shortage of other nations, first of all, within B.C. that have exciting opportunities. And they want to work with the province, and the federal government, and their local communities to find the prosperity that we all want for ourselves and our neighbours — I’m going to focus on those.”

He bristled at the accusation, levelled recently by a retired treaty negotiator, that the B.C. government was shopping around for First Nations that support its agenda.

“I find that offensive, quite frankly,” replied Horgan. Far from picking and choosing among First Nations, he noted that in their 2½ years in office, the New Democrats have incorporated broad-brush commitments to all Indigenous people in every ministry and program of government.

By any fair measure, he has a point. But the fallout from the pipeline threatens to overwhelm his good intentions toward Indigenous people.

Just as the premier’s own patience is running out, I expect many members of the public would say the same."



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Greencrow concludes.  Trudeau just today insisted that "every attempt at dialogue has been made"  What about the attempt, as described above, that the Hereditary Leader made to speak with BC Premier John Horgan when Horgan was in the region?  Horgan insulted Namoks by not even stopping to meet with him...to show Namoks the minimum respect...when Horgan was in the area. Horgan only wanted to meet with the Indian Act elected leaders who had signed off on the project without approval of the hereditary chiefs.  It's all about respect.  Respect is the foundation of trust and it's simply not there.  That is why the hereditary chiefs are not going to meet with the feds when they're in Ontario.  Leaders meet with leaders.  Trudeau has delegated some of his underlings to meet with the hereditary chiefs.  And he's going to force a meeting when the First Nation's hereditary chiefs are under the duress of having the RCMP and the pipeline employees on the disputed land.  This would give some kind of defacto approval/legitimacy to their being there.  Not going to happen.

BC Premier Horgan, rather than apologizing and going to the disputed lands to meet personally with the hereditary chief bleats out some flimsy excuse--that there wasn't time in his [busy] schedule. And, also, ridiculously, that unless Namoks was ready to cave at the meeting, Horgan wasn't interested in scheduling it. As a voter who voted for Horgan in the last election let me say that I am shocked and disgusted to see this flip/flop.

Meanwhile, Canadians are given a colouring book rendition of what's going on.  The only crayons they're given to colour the pages are black and white.  Canadians aren't told [except by little moi] that our so-called leaders have metaphorically slapped the hereditary chiefs in the face...refusing to give even lip service to the historical Delgamuukw, SCC decision of 1997 If the First Nations see that the Federal and Provincial governmental leaders don't respect or heed their own Supreme Court decision ...why on earth should the Hereditary Chiefs, the First Nations across the land and/or the protestors/demonstrators trust the leaders and/or respect the laws?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

RCMP Perhaps to leave Wet'suwet'en Territory...BUT Coastal GasLink still on lands

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair
The federal government says the British Columbia RCMP’s offer
 to move from their position on Wet’suwet’en territory
 to a nearby town is a "significant" step towards
 ending the ongoing blockades.

The mainZtream newZ is reporting that the "British Columbia RCMP" is leaving the We'tsuwet'en territories, as if that was some major breakthrough in the impasse.  Firstly, I always thought that the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] is a National Police Force.  Why are they referring to it as the "British Columbia RCMP"?  Almost as if BC is being thrown under the bus for the terrible decision of ordering the RCMP there in the first place...not the "FEDERAL" RCMP.  Gag me with a spoon!

Secondly, the TWO part ultimatum made by the Hereditary Chiefs [before they will meet with government officials] is still not being fulfilled.  The second part is that the Coastal GasLink company employees and their equipment ALSO need to leave the lands.  This is the CBC headline that misleads readers:

Hereditary chiefs had said they wouldn't meet until RCMP left; blockades of rail network continue

As if the chiefs were not following through...which in fact is the opposite of the truth.  It is the "divide and conquer" "Indian Act" [pitting "hereditary" vs "elected"] Federal government that is not following through and demanding that the corporation leave the lands until the due process of establishing their legal right to take the lands is settled.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says he's hopeful the RCMP's offer to leave their outpost on Wet'suwet'en territory in northern B.C. will lead to the barricades coming down, as talks continue to try and defuse the rail blockades crippling the country's rail network.

"I'm very hopeful that that will satisfy the concerns that were raised," said Blair ahead of a Thursday morning cabinet meeting.

"I think the RCMP have made a very sound operational decision based on the current circumstances."

CBC News has obtained a copy of a letter from RCMP Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan to the hereditary chiefs, first reported on by Global News, offering to move the RCMP's temporary detachment from near the protest site to the nearby town of Houston — as long as Morice West Forest Service Road remains clear. The RCMP confirmed that letter was sent..." 

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Greencrow says:  Another point that needs to be made is that the Corporations like Via Rail and CN Rail are "laying off workers" to put pressure on the government to force a hasty police action against the demonstrators and the First Nations.  They don't want a legal/negotiated solution--because they know they're vulnerable to having to compensate First Nations for territories that the rail tracks are traversing.  These corporations have a financial interest in overriding First Nations title claims.

Also, according to a recent public opinion poll:

61% of Canadians oppose Wet’suwet’en solidarity blockades, 75% back action to help Indigenous people: poll


You have to wonder how the questions were skewed to result in such numbers as above.  A lot of people back east may be opposed to the blockage of the rail lines but that is a matter between them and their own indigenous communities.  The Mohawks, as an example, are in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en because the railway lines they're blockading were built across THEIR lands also without due process.  I wonder what the true numbers are re Canadians supporting the Wet'suwet'en in realizing the rights accrued to them as a result of the Delgamuuku decision (1997) where the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the HEREDITARY CHIEFS must be consulted regarding infringements on their ancestral territory.  This goes to the "Rule of Law" that Trudeau is always haranguing Canadians about.

And it appears that the Hereditary Chiefs objected to and warned the government publicly and in writing for many years about their opposition to the Coastal GasLink route.  The government CHOSE to ignore the warnings, which is what has led directly to the current impasse.

I think if the pollsters had put the question this way the numbers might be quite different:

Do you as a Canadian believe that the Canadian Federal Government has the right to steal land from its rightful owners and give it to corporations?

Of course, I could be very wrong on this one as well.  I used to think that Canadians were fair-minded.  But this experience with First Nations and all the racist vitriol that has been spewed against them recently has made me wonder.

Erdogan forgets what side his bread is buttered on - as Russia and Turkey reach Impasse Over Syria

Syria Highway Map
Syrian Government Attempting to Regain
 Control of all Syrian Highways

I've been following events in Syria vis a vis the current stand off between Russia and Turkey.  Turkey is refusing to fulfil its commitments made in an earlier agreement with Russia and Iran to pull its troops/proxies out of northern Syria.  Syria is attempting to restore its highway transportation system throughout the country.  Please read the following report from this morning's RT and I will have more comments to follow:

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"Russian Air Force strikes repel militant attack on Syrian government army in Idlib – Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry says its Air Force launched strikes to repel a militant offensive against the Syrian Army in Idlib, which had sought to breach the government forces’ defensive lines with Turkey’s backing. 

The militants launched a “massive offensive” southeast of the city of Idlib, using many armored vehicles, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria said on Thursday, adding that it was Turkish artillery that helped them breach the Syrian Army’s defenses in some areas.

Aerial footage published by the Russian Defense Ministry shows a Turkish self-propelled howitzer battery shelling the Syrian Army positions.
Turkish battery of self-propelled gun units (SPGs) targets fire support groups during militant offensive in Idlib © Russian Defense Ministry

At the request of Damascus, Russian Su-24 strike aircraft hit the advancing armed groups, helping Syrian forces to repel the offensive, destroying a tank and six infantry-fighting vehicles, among other hardware.

The Turkish forces stopped the artillery barrage after Moscow contacted Ankara.The Reconciliation Center also said that the Turkish shelling left four Syrian soldiers injured. Moscow also once again called on Ankara to cease its support for terrorists in Idlib, and stop handing over weapons to them.

Meanwhile, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said that two Turkish soldiers were killed and five others injured in the air strikes.

The incident comes amid a spike in tensions between Damascus and Ankara. Turkey has opposed the Syrian Army's advances in the battle against extremists and militants entrenched in Idlib province for quite some time.

On Wednesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would not “leave Idlib to the Assad regime” and threatened to launch another incursion into the province. Turkey had already reinforced its outposts in the area, which is the last remaining major militant stronghold on the Syrian territory.

Back in 2018, Russia and Turkey struck a deal on Idlib, under which Ankara should have used its influence on the ground to scale back and eventually halt attacks from within the troubled province. It also should have separated the “moderate” armed groups from hardline extremists like Al Nusra — an Al Qaeda offshoot that also held much sway in the area. This approach was taken at the time as an alternative to a full-fledged offensive by the Syrian Army. Yet, over the past years, none of the commitments Turkey undertook were effectively fulfilled."

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Greencrow says:  Russia had been attempting to avoid a confrontation with Turkey for some time, issuing several warnings as it did in yesterday's RT;

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‘Worst case scenario’: Kremlin slams Turkey's threat of military operation against Syrian government in Idlib 

...Turkey’s President Erdogan said on Wednesday Ankara was prepared to launch a military incursion into Idlib to force the Syrian army out. Russia’s reaction to such a development would depend on what goals the Turkish troops decide to pursue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

“If it will be an operation against terrorist forces in Idlib, that would certainly be within the spirit” of Russia’s agreements with Turkey, he said.

But if it is about an operation against legitimate Syrian armed forces, that would certainly be the worst case scenario..."

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Greencrow says:  In spite of Russia's warnings and those of other "cooler heads", Erdogan seems caught in a conflict between his dependency of Russia and his erstwhile dependency on NATO [USrael].  Just yesterday it was reported that the US is building up its middle east militancy in Iraq with the obvious goal of staying in that country for the longer term.

"US occupation enters a convoy loaded with logistic equipment to Hasaka"

Here are some more analysis of this very tense situation building in Syria from Stephen Lendman

Russia and Turkey Remain at Impasse Over Syria


and Pepe Escobar:

It’s time to reclaim Syria’s road to recovery


Erdogan de facto supports al-Qaeda remnants while facing either humiliating retreat from or total war against Syria 
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Greencrow summarizes:  Well, it's very disappointing to see that Erdogan has already forgotten the lessons learned from his "near death" experience a few years ago, when USrael attempted a violent 'regime change' [Gulen] in Turkey--and Russia/Putin saved Erdogan's sorry ass at the very last moment.  In fact, I can hardly believe that he's this stupid, and so keep looking for some ulterior agenda.  I keep hoping that Erdogan and Russia are just performing some "Kabuki Dance" charade for the benefit of deceiving USrael.  But with Turkish soldiers actually dying on the battlefield...a "bluff" seems less and less likely.

More and More...it appears that Syrian President Dr. Bashar al Assad was right all along.  In many of the excellent video interviews Assad has given over the past few years he has never deviated from his opinion that Turkey is a dire enemy of Syria and can never be trusted.  That was the one area that I disagreed with Assad--and sadly it appears that I may well have been wrong.

If so, then this does not bode well for Syrian recovery from the 10+ year nightmare of it's victimization in the region's perpetual "Wars for Israel".  It also does not bode well for Turkey and Erdogan.  Turkey's alliance with Russia was a step forward in wresting that nation from the death grip of NATO/USrael.  Yes, it's truly a mystery why Erdogan appears to have completely "forgotten what side his bread is buttered on" (as my mother would say).  Or, more likely, has fallen prey to some massive USraeli extortion/blackmail/bribe caper.