This Week in the World Affairs Brief:

BUFFER ZONE NEXT STEP IN CONQUERING SYRIA

ISIS continues to be the main excuse for US intervention in Syria but the real goal is not to eliminate ISIS, but to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad in Syria. Like al Qaeda, ISIS (at the top levels) is a creation of Western intelligence services and will be allowed to continue its rampage for a long time in order to keep the idea of international terror alive in the public psyche. This week I’ll point out how the US is in league with Turkey, to create a military intervention into Syria. Although it is becoming more obvious that Turkey is playing the role of yes-man to the US in pushing strategies that the US directs, they are crafted to appear as if the US is a reluctant partner. You can request a one-time free sample of the briefs by sending an email to editor@worldaffairsbrief.com.

Also:

  • Canadian Shooting a False Flag?
  • DHS Preparing for Mass Integration of Illegals
  • Intel Agencies’ Control of Media
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CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 30 2014
...Nass pointed to a poster the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released on its Web site saying the deadly virus can be spread through "droplets." "Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person," the poster states. Nass slammed the contradiction. "The CDC said it doesn't spread at all by air, then Friday they came out with this poster," she said — NY Post

Non-Citizens Are Voting

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 30 2014
Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week's elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken's 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law. — National Review

Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 30 2014
A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud. — Project Veritas (Movie)

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 30 2014
An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. — PJ Tatler

Will Obama Prosecute the Newly Identified Second Whistleblower?

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly identified the second whistleblower who has been providing Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill with documents related to government watchlists. Michael Isikoff reported for Yahoo! News that the FBI searched the home of a federal contracting firm employee suspected of being the source of documents provided to Jeremy Scahill, Ryan Devereaux and The Intercept. Scahill, Greenwald and film-maker Laura Poitras are the editors for the adversarial journalism site The Intercept, founded in February. Isikoff says that federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia have launched an investigation into the situation. — Ben Swann

La Raza Promotes Washington Post Guide On Where People Can Vote Without An ID

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID. — The Daily Caller

Md. Board of Elections Probe Republican-To-Democratic Ballot Switch Claims

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
...As Marylanders go to the polls, there are concerns that the vote you cast may not be for the candidate you want. "We've heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other person was checked," said Del Nik Kipke, (R) Anne Arundel County. Republicans say they've received several dozen reports of Republican votes being changed to Democrat. — CBS Local

Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
Over 214,000 doctors won't participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It's also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In January, an estimated 70% of California's physicians were not participating in Covered California plans. — CNS News

Alaska incumbent Sen. Mark Begich avoids even saying 'Obama'

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
..."Lisa Murkowski and I, Republican and Democrat, this last year voted 80% together," Begich boasted, a claim he makes at campaign stops from Barrow to Ketchikan. "No other senators in a split delegation in the country have that kind of voting record." Begich invokes his Republican counterpart so often that Murkowski sent him a cease-and-desist letter when he ran an ad calling them a "great team." But the name "Obama" rarely escapes his lips - and only then when a prospective voter mentions the president first. — LA Times

Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; U.S. isolates troops

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatized healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease. Australia's ban on visas for citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea followed decisions by the U.S. military to quarantine soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission and some U.S. states to isolate aid workers. The United Nations said such measures could discourage vital relief work, making it harder to stop the spread of the deadly virus. — Yahoo News

Failed NASA launch puts Soviet-era Russian rockets in the spotlight

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 29 2014
... It's too early to say what caused the blast, according to Orbital Sciences and NASA. During a press conference late on Tuesday, however, Orbital Sciences executive vice president Frank Culbertson was quizzed about Orbital's use of refurbished Russian engine hardware. ... Orbital uses AJ26 rocket engines from Aerojet Rocketdyne. The engines are a "commercial derivative" of the NK-33 engine that was initially developed to power the Russian N-1 rocket on a lunar mission in the early 1970s, according to Sacramento, Calif.-based Aerojet. — Fox News

Are Mandatory Ebola Quarantines Legal?

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 28 2014
..State and federal officials do have the power to quarantine or isolate individuals suspected of having an infectious disease, according to a dizzying patchwork of laws. But beyond the general authority, there are many questions about how quarantines should be implemented. At the federal level, much remains undefined defined: What would be the basis for quarantining individuals? Where would they be quarantined? What recourse would they have to prove that they should be eligible for release? What access to communications would they be given during quarantine? — The Daily Beast

Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 28 2014
...The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes - in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report. — NY Times

Nurse placed in 'inappropriate' Ebola quarantine released from hospital

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 28 2014
...De Blasio, who was not consulted on the state quarantine plans, said on Sunday that Hickox was a "hero" who had been mistreated by New Jersey. "What happened to her was inappropriate," he said, during remarks at Bellevue hospital in Manhattan. The 33-year-old nurse was confined to a tent with no shower at University Hospital in Newark. In several statements to the media over the weekend, she said that she was being made to feel like a criminal. Shortly before her release was announced, she told ABC News that she hoped "this nightmare of mine and the fight that I've undertaken is not in vain." — The Guardian

Ford system tracks cops' driving

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 28 2014
The Los Angeles Police Department is testing new technology in 50 police cruisers that will allow supervisors to keep a close eye on whether officers are hot-dogging around the city instead of setting an example of careful driving. It also monitors whether officers are wearing their seat belts. — USA Today

Canada considers 'preventative detention' in wake of Ottawa attack

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 23 2014
...The governing Conservatives have made no secret of their plan to install new anti-terror powers, giving the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) more powers to track, investigative and detain would-be homegrown terrorists. Harper promised the proposals would be brought forward....Details of those new powers have yet to be released, but justice minister Peter MacKay indicated to reporters that they will include measures to allow the preventive detention of suspected would-be terrorists. — The Guardian

China's Aircraft Carrier Trouble: Spewing Steam and Losing Power

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 23 2014
...But on at least one occasion during recent sea trials, Liaoning appeared to suffer a steam explosion which temporarily knocked out the carrier's electrical power system. The failure, reported by Chinese media site Sina.com, resulting from a leak in "the machine oven compartment to the water pipes." We're only able to glimpse at the carrier's engine problems, as we know very little about what's inside the ship. This includes even what kind of engines Liaoning has. The Chinese government also doesn't like to admit to problems with its military hardware. When it does-and that's never guaranteed—the admissions often come months or years after problems come up. — Real Clear Defense

Climate change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie', claims top meteorologist

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 23 2014
In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: "The ocean is not rising significantly. "The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. "Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). "I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid." — UK Express

Census workers manipulated economic data: whistleblower

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 23 2014
In the latest allegation of The Post's exclusive probe into fishy goings-on at the Census Bureau, a new whistleblower says workers in the Los Angeles region have been manipulating economic data. — NY Post

Meet the New Serfs: You -- Accountability is only for the little people.

posted by askousen - Thursday, October 23 2014
...And when Mr. Adams showed up at the New Haven police department the next day to fill out paperwork requesting that the authorities reimburse him for the wanton destruction of his property - never mind the gross violation of his rights - the story turned Kafkaesque, as interactions with American government agencies at all levels tend to do. The police - who that same night had managed to take in the murder suspect next door without the use of flash grenades or other theatrics after his mother suggested that they were probably there for her son - denied having any record of the incident at Mr. Adams's home ever having happened. — Kevin Williams/National Review

'Plunge protection' behind market's sudden recovery

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
Mysterious forces were trying their best, but they couldn't keep the stock market from swooning Wednesday. They failed in the morning, despite massive purchases of stock index futures contracts. Within minutes of the market's opening, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 350 points. Later in the day - after a lot of shocking ebb and flow - the Dow bottomed out with a decline of 460 points. It was only in the last hour of trading that the market saviors managed to trim the Dow loss to just 173 points. And they succeeded only after Janet Yellen's private, upbeat remarks about the economy were leaked. Welcome to a new kind of stock market - one that the average investor should refuse to be invested in. — New York Post

Massachusetts awards $566 million subway car contract to Chinese rail company

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low. — Fox News

U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. The decision closes an emotional chapter in a case that outraged Iraqis, inflamed anti-American sentiment across the globe and touched off debate over the role of private security contractors working for the U.S. government in war zones. — Reuters

Expert: Autopsy doesn't show if Brown went for gun

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
Michael Brown's official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there's no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him. The St. Louis County medical examiner's autopsy report, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, doesn't explain why Brown was killed after the apparent scuffle at the officer's police vehicle spilled onto a Ferguson street or confirm whether he was confronting Wilson or trying to surrender when he was fatally shot - both scenarios offered by various witnesses to the Aug. 9 shooting. — Roanoke.com

Michael Brown autopsy reveals close-range shooting, THC in system

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
An official autopsy and toxicology report for Michael Brown, obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reveals that he was shot at close range and had marijuana in his system when he was gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. — St. Louis Post Dispatch

Estonia Demands Explanation Over Russian Spy Plane

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
The spokeswoman said Estonia wants to know why a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft crossed into its airspace Tuesday afternoon. NATO says the Russian aircraft was in Estonian airspace for about a minute. NATO says it scrambled Danish and Portuguese F-16s from an air base in the Baltics after an unknown aircraft appeared on radar. Danish fighter jets intercepted and identified the Russian plane. — Voice of America

UNC Admits Fake Classes for Athletes Were Widespread: Four Blunt Points

posted by askousen - Wednesday, October 22 2014
The University of North Carolina on Wednesday admitted its academic-fraud-for-athletes scandal was worse than the public has previously been told. That's saying something. After all, the practice at Chapel Hill of steering football and basketball players into fake classes had already made North Carolina the epicenter of a national debate about the corrupting effects of the $16 billion college athletics industry. Four blunt points: — Bloomberg

White House Punts on USCIS Request for 'Surge' of Immigration ID's

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 21 2014
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to address a Breitbart News report about a "surge" of immigration ID's requested by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services....The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the "surge," scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards - more than double the baseline annual amount - for a total of nine million. — Breitbart

French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 21 2014
...The diagnostic tool, not yet approved by regulators, works by monoclonal antibodies reacting to the presence of virus in a tiny sample, which can be a drop of blood, plasma or urine, it said. A European pharma company Vedalab is turning it into a user-friendly kit called Ebola eZYSCREEN. Similar to a DIY pregnancy test, a positive result sees a small stripe showing up in a results window on the hand-held device. The kit is simple to use in the field without any additional equipment, said the CEA, which also does non-nuclear research with a possible military or security application. — Channel News Asia

US probing claims ISIS fighters seized airdropped weapons meant for Kurds

posted by askousen - Tuesday, October 21 2014
U.S. military officials say they are investigating claims that Islamic State fighters seized a cache of weapons that were airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces and meant for Kurdish militiamen. A video uploaded by a media group loyal to the Islamic State showed a cache of weapons including hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Their claims would appear to correspond with those of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said the militants had seized at least one cache. — Fox News