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Halloween Treat: Witches, Halloween, Inquisition, plus brief update

Witches and Halloween
Witches were perceived as evil beings by early Christians inspiring the iconic Halloween figure.
http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween/videos/hist...

Short summary of the Roman Catholic Church Inquisition
http://www.1902encyclopedia.com/I/INQ/inquisition.html
written by The Very Rev. George William Kitchin, D.D.; Dean of Durham and Warden of the University from 1894; Censor and Tutor of Christ College, Oxford, 1861; Lecturer in History, 1882; Dean of Winchester, 1883; author of an edition of the Novum Organum of Bacon, a translation of Brachet's Historical Grammar of the French Language, History of France, etc.

1184 Synod of Verona under Pope Lucius III...Roman Catholic Pope 1181-1185 witchcraft amended to include heretics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synod_of_Verona

Burning at the Stake
http://www.thereformation.info/burningstake.htm
Catholics and Protestants had martyrs but execution by burning at the stake was a punishment normally inflicted for heresy and witchcraft. The method was first approved for use against heretics by the Synod of Verona in 1184 and subsequently confirmed by the Lateran Council of 1215 and the Synod of Toulouse in 1229. In 1401 King Henry IV authorised the first actual statute in English law against heresy - De Heretico Comburendo, (Henry IV,c.15) which gave the clergy power to arrest and try those suspected of heresy. The Act condemned "divers false and perverse people of a new sect; they make unlawful conventicles, they hold and exercise schools, and make and write books." By this Act, the lives of the subjects were put under the control of the bishops, who got power to fine and imprison all heretics, and all possessors of heretical books, while obstinate and lapsed heretics were handed over to the sheriff, to be burned at once, ‘in a high place before the people, that they might take salutary warning.’

911 2015:: 14 Years of Global Counter-Revolutionary "Catastrophic Terrorism"

911 false flag operation triggered long-planned US World War
SAME U.S. COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY GLOBAL AGENDA, DESPERATE NEW TACTICS
“The greatest threat now is ‘a 9/11’ with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our cities."
Dick Cheney, Face the Nation, CBS, April 15, 2007

Strategic Communications "News": Pimps Czar Chertoff's terrorr "hunch"
Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told The Chicago Tribune editorial board in his discussion about terrorists that he had a "gut feeling" about a new period of increased risk... "We worry they are rebuilding their activities....The threat coming out of there is very real, even if there aren't a lot of specifics attached to it," one of the officials said.... Chertoff said he is convinced terrorists are regrouping...urged Americans to be watchful for suspicious activities in the wake of recent terror incidents in England and Scotland...
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/7/10/205413.shtml

NYT ‘paper of record’ reports US orders for US Strategic Communications Information Psy War it leads
White House Issues September 11 Guidelines
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/us/politics/30terror.html
...The White House has quietly disseminated two sets of documents. One framed for overseas allies and their citizens was sent to American embassies and consulates around the globe. The other for Americans here underscores the importance of national service and what the government has done to prevent another major attack in the United States...White House officials adopted the communications documents to shape public events and official statements.. messages designed for two very important, but very different audiences on a day when the world’s attention will be focused on President Obama, his leadership team and his nation.

Katrina p3: The Masters of "Race War' from Ferguson Forward

The extremely ‘illiberal’ Wa. Times is a safe place for “Mr. Soros”, uber US imperialist global domination ‘activist’ for half a century, as “ mr grassroots”. Major strategic communications “news” narratives could ignore or deny this. But featuring Soros as ‘race man’ serves the bipartisan ruling class war counter-revolutionary agenda [spelled out in Brzezinski’s “Black Africa and the US Black movement” http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/549].
Here, this “solitary man” provides plausible deniability for a “plethora of organizations” deeply involved in provoking ‘race war’, with the State and Soros, creating “opposition” from the top, the AG’s Justice Dept. COPS Office, turning genuine resistance, ‘non-”collaborative policing” into violent pretexts for more police terror and martial law.[digest series links below]

A Democratic National Committee agenda includes a resolution supporting the Black Lives Matter movement...“recognizing the unacceptable epidemic of extrajudicial killings of unarmed black men, women and children at the hands of police the DNC renews its calls to action and urges lawmakers to adopt systemic reforms at local, state, and federal levels to prohibit law enforcement profiling based on race or ethnicity.”
8/28/15 http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article3259...

George Soros funds Ferguson protests to spur civil action
Jan. 14, 2015 By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-fergu...

Katrina part 2: Future Tense

* The next, 3rd part, of this ‘Katrina” series, will explicitly identify Justice Dept. ‘BLACK LIFE MATTERS’ on-the ground NGO partners in US “COLLABORATIVE POLICING”
* digest series on Black ‘justifiable homicide’ genocide listed in: “Katrina 10 years after ...http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/548

CAPITALISM IS CLASS WAR: REVOLUTIONARY CLASS WAR ITS DEATH-KNELL
Political manipulation of the intersection of class and “race” (a construct with no scientific basis, race is an ideological driver of white supremacy) has been a lynchpin of north american capitalism from ‘manifest destiny’ to the permanent war to establish and now salvage its global dictatorship. State sponsored terror and lies are necessary to crush or coopt resistance to its despised hegemony. The “3 legs” of the US National Security Strategy global agenda -- defense, development, democracy — are the last legs of its predatory finance capitalist fascism.

“RACE WAR” TO PREEMPT REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Installing “house negro”---in chief obama for a “new america” exposed US strategic weakness and fear. The long-planned post 911 GWOT hyped by the bipartisan ruling class as 'hope change', was designed in a desperate attempt to maintain US global hegemony by restructuring the world map and capital. Its destabilizing, depopulating, displacing destruction uses 'race' for divisive provocations to pacify and tighten the fascist state.
Everything it says and does is aimed at preventing or subverting emergent revolutionary leadership. The crucial counter—revolutionary target is the ‘lower tier’ of yhe working class, the least ‘boogyfied’, predominantly Black and Brown ‘real proletariat’.

8/29/15 KATRINA'S "CATASTROPHIC SUCCESS 10 YEARS LATER

DEADLY DEJA VU
" The river rose all day, The river rose all night. Some people got lost in the flood, Some people got away all right. The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemine: Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline. Louisiana, Louisiana, They're trying to wash us away, They're trying to wash us away....”
Randy Newman, Louisiana 1927

"If you look at the World Trade Center [911] collapsing, it'll be like that, but add water…debris flying around, you're going to be in the water with snakes, rodents, nutria and fish from the lake. It's not going to be nice."
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf?/washingaway/thebigone_1.html

“They wanted poor niggers out of there and ain’t had no intention to allow it to be reopened to no poor niggers, you know? And that’s just the bottom line.” Malik Rahim, New Orleans

"We need food and water and they sent us men with guns"

"The three great imperatives of geopolitical strategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant, and to keep the barbarians from coming together...."...
...Cultural domination has been an underappreciated facet of American global power.... As the imitation of American ways gradually pervades the world, it creates a more congenial setting for the exercise of the indirect and seemingly consensual American hegemony. And as in the case of the domestic American system, that hegemony involves a complex structure of interlocking institutions and procedures, designed to generate consensus and obscure asymmetries in power and influence....
Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard (New York- Basic Books, 1997)

Obama Checking on New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

China 'Collapse": US loses another round in Interimperialist War Against Major Rival

digest: CUI BONO? PART OF U.S. GEOPOLITICAL FAILED STRATEGIC WAR AGAINST MAJOR CAPITALIST RIVAL IT PRETENDS IS STILL COMMUNIST-LED, NOT JUST SOME ‘MARKET MYTHS’: OFFICIALLY LAID OUT HERE

"Prevent the Reemergence of a New Rival"
Originally published New York Times March 8, 1992.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1D7173AF93BA35750C0A...

Digest excerpts from: Stock meltdown exposes how markets cling to myths about China
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/economy/article32442408.html\

...One of these myths is that China’s stock market is a weathervane for the larger economy. It most clearly is not.
Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, is one analyst who has long warned that China’s stock market is an exercise in rampant speculation, and an irrelevant indicator of how the nation is faring. “There plenty of reasons to worry about retraction in the Chinese economy but China’s stock market is not one of those,” said Chovanec, an adjunct professor of international affairs at Columbia University. The country’s bigger problems, he said Wednesday, involve managing debt and transitioning toward an economy that grows domestic consumption, instead of cheap imports.

China claims its GDP is still expected to grow 7 percent this year — an impressive number, even if hard to verify. Whatever the real growth rate, the country’s manufacturing output appears to be falling faster than expected. That’s causing major anxiety worldwide, especially for countries that export raw materials and semi-finished goods to China’s factories....

China 'Collapse": US loses another round in Interimperialist War Against Major Rival

digest: CUI BONO? PART OF U.S. GEOPOLITICAL FAILED STRATEGIC WAR AGAINST MAJOR CAPITALIST RIVAL IT PRETENDS IS STILL COMMUNIST-LED, NOT JUST SOME ‘MARKET MYTHS’: OFFICIALLY LAID OUT HERE

"Prevent the Reemergence of a New Rival"
Originally published New York Times March 8, 1992.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1D7173AF93BA35750C0A...

Digest excerpts from: Stock meltdown exposes how markets cling to myths about China
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/economy/article32442408.html\

...One of these myths is that China’s stock market is a weathervane for the larger economy. It most clearly is not.
Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, is one analyst who has long warned that China’s stock market is an exercise in rampant speculation, and an irrelevant indicator of how the nation is faring. “There plenty of reasons to worry about retraction in the Chinese economy but China’s stock market is not one of those,” said Chovanec, an adjunct professor of international affairs at Columbia University. The country’s bigger problems, he said Wednesday, involve managing debt and transitioning toward an economy that grows domestic consumption, instead of cheap imports.

China claims its GDP is still expected to grow 7 percent this year — an impressive number, even if hard to verify. Whatever the real growth rate, the country’s manufacturing output appears to be falling faster than expected. That’s causing major anxiety worldwide, especially for countries that export raw materials and semi-finished goods to China’s factories....

TOKYO: U.S. OPERATION MEETINGHOUSE, part 2; Obama's Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons Gamble

BARE PEACE BID U. S. REBUFFED 7 MONTHS AGO
Abstract (Document Summary)...Japan's first peace bid relayed to the White House seven months ago.
Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963) - Chicago, Ill. Author: TROHAN, WALTER Date: Aug 19, 1945
Chicago Tribune Archives: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/doc/177107060.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Aug%2019,%201945&author=WALTER%20TROHAN&pub=Chicago%20Daily%20Tribune%20(1872-1963)&edition=&startpage=1&desc=BARE%20PEACE%20BID%20U.%20S.%20REBUFFED%207%20MONTHS%20AGO

Operation Meetinghouse in Tokyo March 9, 1945: Burning the Heart Out of the Enemy
http://www.wired.com/2011/03/0309incendiary-bombs-kill-100000-tokyo/
1945: In the single deadliest firebombing air raid of World War II, 330 U.S. B-29s rained incendiary bombs on Tokyo, touching off a firestorm that kills upwards of 100,000 people, burns a quarter of the city to the ground, and leaves a million homeless....as they switched from high-altitude precision bombing to low-altitude incendiary raids.
Tokyo was the first of five incendiary launched in quick succession against the largest Japanese cities. Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe were also targeted —Nagoya hit twice within a week. By the end of the war, more than 60 Japanese cities had been laid waste by firebombing...Operation Meetinghouse began an aerial onslaught so effective that the U.S. air command concluded by July 1945 no viable targets remained on the Japanese mainland....

TOKYO: U.S. OPERATION MEETINGHOUSE, part 2; Obama's Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons Gamble

PREPARING FOR 911 GLOBAL TARROR WAR GREENLIGHT
U.S. Readiness for a Domestic Terrorist Attack
http://www.readbag.com/belfercenter-ksg-harvard-files-falkenrath
International Security, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Spring 2001), pp. 147­186 © 2001 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Clinton Presidential Decision Directive 62, "Protection Against Unconventional Threats to the Homeland and Americans Overseas."
For Immediate Release May 22, 1998, Declassification Date: Match 18, 2014 http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/pdd-62.pdf
Critical Infrastructure
It is imperative the United States be adequately prepared to deal with attacks on critical infrastructure and cyber systems. As such, the President reviewed the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection and has signed PDD-63, entitled Protecting America's Critical Infrastructures (PDD-63 is For Official Use Only). A white paper, entitled "The Clinton Administration's Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection: Presidential Decision Directive-63," is available at www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/NSC/htm/NSCSDoo3.html. This white paper outlines the Administration's program to deal with threats to our Nation's critical infrastructure.

1945 US 'PIVOT TO ASIA, :Nuclear War, part 1

1945-2015
HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI 70 YEARS AGO REVEALED THE FASCIST NATURE NATURE OF U.S. IMPERIALISM'S POST WW2 GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA
The Soviet Union, then a revolutionary socialist beacon for brewing working class revolutions in the ‘third world and Europe, was #1 US enemy
U.S NOW WANTS JAPAN TO OFFICIALLY OVERTURN WHAT U.S. IMPOSED ON ITS U.S. OCCUPIED CLIENT STATE POST WW2 “to forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes” and refrain from maintaining military forces

To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal"
Henry A. Kissinger

Shinzo Abe Is the Ally America Needs
Defense One Today April 28, 2015 Dennis Blair
The Japanese leader's visit, which starts Wednesday, will present a stark contrast to those of Iraq's Haider al-Abadi and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

US’ very convincing terror proxy ISIS
Will ISIS Push Japan to Give Up Pacifism and Go to War?
2/2/15 http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/02/02/after_the_killing_of_k...
Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs.
This shift has been motivated primarily by concerns over China’s growing power and the threat from a nuclear-armed North Korea, but Abe has also waded into conflicts further afield. Last month, before the hostage crisis, he pledged $200 million in nonmilitary aid for the Middle Eastern countries involved in the fight against ISIS. “Should we leave terrorism or weapons of mass destruction to spread in this region, the loss imparted upon the international community would be immeasurable,” the prime minister said during a visit to Cairo....

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