Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:38 CET
“So, we made it through 2012 and now, we’ve got another year notched on our belt in addition: we made it through 2013 and the world still hasn’t ended. Or has it?
I would propose that the World As We Knew It ended on 11 September 2001, over 12 years ago. We don’t live in the same reality anymore (in case you haven’t noticed).”
~ Laura Knight-Jadczyk,
2014 has been quite a year! The elites have pulled out all the stops on the drive to determine who will be (or continue to be) the “king of the hill” on the Big Blue Marble. We here at Sott.net have taken great pleasure in bringing you a breakdown of the daily intrigue, but now we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the massive changes that have occurred throughout the year.
Overall many of the trends that we’ve seen played out this year slide right along with what Laura Knight-Jadczyk in December of 2013:
- Social upheaval
- Financial meltdown
- Climate chaos
And as we look back over the year we see that many things stayed the same: Israel butchered Palestinians, NATO armed terrorist groups and financed their enemies in , and the West continued to disintegrate. Israel and NATO combined to put the lives of in terrible jeopardy. But overall the trend towards the emergence of a new economic order seemed to arch over all of these developments “on the ground”.
In concert with the political chaos, social chaos continued this year with dozens of popular anti-austerity and anti-establishment protests around the world, including major protests in the US against the pervasive police brutality that afflicts that nation.
The earth continued to groan and shake, and each of us has faced difficult decisions that have shaped our futures. In this article we’ll remind you of major events in our cosmic and planetary environment, in the global geopolitical sphere and the effects it may be having on the human level. Hold on for a wild ride through the year of 2014!
Syria and ISIS
After the US’ attempt to launch a war on Syria was thwarted by Putin’s diplomacy in 2013, the Washington warmongers regrouped and let loose their ISISTM frankenstein creation. Lebanese billionaire Saad Hariri, the green light for the use of ISIS brigades to carve up Iraq, widen the Syria conflict into a greater Middle East war and to throw Iran off-balance was given behind closed doors at a meeting in Turkey of the Washington-based Atlantic Council in November 2013. Along with the United States, ISIS receives support from , , including and – the same countries that later formed a coalition proclaiming to fight ISIS, all in an attempt to hide their support of this terrorist-proxy group. Clever, huh? For more see Seymour Hersh’s article:
California smashed its previous record year for (2013) by JULY of 2014, with a spate of ‘‘ breaking out around San Diego in May. These came to an end when the so-called ‘‘ brought non-stop rain late in the year. Floods are no use to Californians, however. In the midst of a “” drought, it’s estimated they need to find of freshwater from somewhere to sustain current needs.
While wildfires are generally associated with hot, dry conditions, an astonishing number of wildfires in 2014 occurred in Arctic regions or cold mountain ranges – , , , and – during Winter and early Spring. Wildfires in the dead of winter were burning next to frozen creeks , and in . Three feet of snow hit Denver in the Fall, despite massive wildfires breaking out elsewhere in the Rockies. How could this happen?
A key factor seems to be methane outgassing, which is being recorded all over the place but is especially prevalent . The discovery of off the Northeastern U.S. coast coincided with researchers reporting a major . Another key factor is something to ‘spark’ these fires. Arson is typically blamed, but the culpritis more likely to be lightning, which Global Warmists ‘‘ but which is apparently already increasing.
Libya, Boko Haram and beyond
Libya entered into a state of free fall collapse and this year saw the heaviest fighting since NATO’s destruction of Libya and murder of Gaddafi in 2011. The current government is only known in name and warring factions push the country towards disintegration as civil wars envelope the oil rich region and beyond. The Western-sponsored terrorists who did the dirty work in 2011 overtook much of the country this year, and now General Kalifer Hafter has been charged with supposedly reclaiming Libya for NATO.
While the events in Libya received little to no attention from Western media, readers will likely remember the overwhelming coverage given to Boko Haram. Who is responsible for the crimes of Boko Haram? Who is responsible for the murders and kidnappings? They could not be carried out without organization and money. In the article “” we find an abundance of evidence that the US/NATO/Israel are responsible for their crimes. Boko Haram had been attacking and killing and with NATO’s funding and approval for several years, with nearly 800 alone, and 10,000 dead . The central government of Nigeria worked as the glove for the Empire of Chaos’ hand, and keeping the region for the oil-hungry NATO.
Thus it sadly came as no real surprise when it turned out that the April kidnapping of 300 girls from a school in the Nigerian town of Chibok was by the Nigerian military. Likely under orders, they just chose not to do anything about it. The military continued to bumble any sort of rescue attempt, leaving Nigerians furious yet with little means to do anything themselves.
Major sinkholes are still opening up around the world, but in 2014 they progressed from and individuals to swallowing whole streets and settlements in , and . As strong storms receded, a opened up across the UK early 2014. In addition to incidents where the ground suddenly gave way, a number of holes ‘exploded’ into being. Remember those ? Something similar appeared in in August, and witnesses reported a 100-feet-wide sinkhole in Florida “” in July.
Zionist Mass Murder
Early in 2014 plans were in place for a Palestinian unity government. When that government was sworn in in June, Netanyahu against recognizing it because, he claimed, it ‘opened the door to terrorism‘. In reality Netanyahu was concerned that a united Palestinian front committed to achieving Palestinian rights through peaceful processes would make it much more difficult for the Israelis to justify . It might also lead to Israel .
Right on time, Israeli teenagers were , and the finger pointed at Hamas.
Israel unleashed Operation Protective Edge on the people of Gaza, destroying entire cities, devastating Palestinian industry, agricultural and fishing sectors, crippling water supplies, and bombing hospitals and UN-designated refugee centers at schools. The that by the end of the 50-day onslaught, 2131 (mostly civilian) Palestinians were killed, 11,100 were wounded and an estimated 485,000 displaced.
Clearly, Israelis were not threatened by Hamas’ bottle rockets. An excellent video surfaced that provides evidence that the “rockets” intercepted by the Iron Dome missile shield, so “dangerous” to Israel’s “security”, were simply fireworks. The entire “rocket attack” scenario was made up :
The upwards trend in earthquakes , with April seeing the highest number of strong earthquakes . As South Africa was hit by its , Californians moved one step closer to ‘the big one’; the state had its . But it’s the in locations that don’t generally experience them that is really making people sit up and take notice. Fracking is , but keep in mind that the increasing rate of earthquakes is a global phenomenon.
2013 saw a record number of volcanic eruptions, globally, for the modern era. 2014’s eruptions have yet to be tabulated, but it’s looking like . Colima Volcano in Mexico, and Pavlof in Alaska, each sending ash plumes several kilometers high, while lava flows from Hawaii’s Kilauea and Cape Verde’s Fire Island destroyed homes. There were a number of spectacular , notably in Papua New Guinea and in Japan, which . Meanwhile, Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupted and Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland has given the country its .
It’s not just volcanoes coming to life; mountains too appear to be shaking and quaking. At least blocked highways; landslides buried whole villages in , , , and ; dislodged boulders knocked trains off tracks in and ; and an took trekkers by surprise, claiming 43 lives – a record number of fatalities from one event – and requiring the rescue of over 500 people.
Poverty increases in the ‘affluent’ West
In 2014, French unemployment rose nearly 6% since 2013 to leave almost without work. Italy saw an increase in unemployment as well, putting it at a . In the UK more Britons were plunged into poverty in 2014, due to high costs of living and low wages. During one session of parliament, British politicians as one MP detailed the stark rising in British families being forced to use food banks to feed their children.
In America approximately were near or below the poverty line in 2014, with 50 million below it. The number of children living in poverty reached a record high, with some states like Missouri seeing of children living in poverty. With nearly homeless children in the state of California alone, the number of homeless children in America rose .
Greece, Lavtia, Croatia, Ireland and Iceland witnessed child poverty increase by more than There wasn’t any more social mobility in America than in The system broke, and it couldn’t be fixed.
This year it was estimated that up to children had been abducted into the sex trade in America. 60% of girls aged 13 to 21 reported having been sexually harassed, with 20% reporting unwanted touching. At the University of San Diego fraternity activities were following the 7th rape allegation. One fraternity went so far as to and throw eggs and at students protesting sexual assault. One in five, or 20%, of women reported being sexually assaulted . In the past 3 years the number of reported sexual assaults .
Yet America continued to blame rape victims, as in the case of the UVA rape of “” – and they did it with smug satisfaction.
‘Monsoon season’, everywhere
A succession of storms the UK and Western Europe with and throughout January and February. England hadn’t seen the level of flooding that hit it in January and February 2014 . The UK’s wettest year on record was the year 2000. Its second-wettest was 2012. In fact, four out of the five wettest years in Britain – which has pretty reliable record-keeping going back several hundred years –
The saw Mexico and the southwestern U.S. by near-constant ‘‘ during the Fall, wiping away highways from to and in Baja California. fell from coast to coast throughout the Summer and fall months. experienced widespread flooding, while saw “its worst flooding in decades.” In May, the Balkans “since record-keeping began”, while in famous city squares is becoming all too common across Europe.
The Ukrainian ‘Crisis‘
In February, Russia was in the spotlight, hosting its first ever Winter Olympics. But Western nations and their media chose to focus more on bashing Russia over its so called ‘anti-gay law’. The truth is that the ‘anti-gay’ bill in question does not even mention homosexuality and the ‘Russian threat’ to gay rights is simply part of the West’s For a complete breakdown of the law see .
It was no coincidence that while the Sochi Olymics ran from February 7th to February 23rd, the Euromaidan protests in Kiev turned violent from February 18th to February 23rd, forcing the ouster of President Yanukovych and the installation of a Ukrainian government that was hand-picked by US State Department officials.
In response to NATO’s open aggression against legitimate Russian interests in Ukraine, President Putin moved quickly to secure Crimea with its majority Russian population and Russian Black Sea fleet. A referendum was held that returned a 97% ‘yes’ vote for Crimea to join the Russian Federation. Russian-speaking citizens in the Eastern Ukraine Donbass and Luhansk Oblasts viewed the developments in Kiev with alarm, particularly the fact that the the new NATO-aligned Kiev regime was virulently anti-Russian and infused with Nazi elements. Donbass and Luhansk residents held their own referendums and declared independence. A civil war began with the . To date, at least 2,000 civilians have been killed in Eastern Ukraine by NATO’s new proxy forces from Kiev. The fact that the Kiev troops had been draws a direct parallel to NATO’s other proxy forces in the Middle East.
Early in 2014, cold temperature and century-old snowfall records across the U.S. as a ‘polar vortex’ the entire Eastern half of the nation in . The Great Lakes almost completely . While the Global Warmists claim that 2014 was “the warmest year ever”, their research vessels in and a ‘‘ hung over North America for pretty much the entire year. Even July in 2014 was for many central U.S. states.
Winter returned with and by mid-November so much snow had fallen that the Northern Hemisphere recorded its since the beginning of the satellite age. Monster snowstorms dumped entire annual snowfall averages in many parts of the U.S., not least the city of Buffalo, New York, which was . Most of Russia and northern saw no different.
USA Police Brutality
2014 was the year that US police forces notched up more than were killed in Iraq. A few notable incidents of psycho-police gone wild include:
- a SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade into a
- an entirely innocent, older woman was savagely beaten by an
- a 76 year old man was beaten and tasered by police for having done
- a 12 year old boy was pummeled by a cop while
- of a ‘no-knock’ paramilitary police raid on a family home in the middle of the night
In July, Eric Garner was strangled to death by a NY cop. Despite that the murder was recorded on video camera, the cop in question walked free.
On August 9th, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed Michael Brown and left him in the street for hours in Ferguson, Missouri. Wilson and fellow officers then broke standard police procedures in the aftermath of a shooting, and just simply and left. Wilson later lied to the Grand Jury and the prosecutor also .
Protesters took to the streets. The Pentagon fully while the media spun it into a racial issue. Agent provocateurs, by the media, soon gave police and the National Guard the excuse to . The farcical “trial” and clearing of Wilson ignited a series of protests against police brutality across the USA that continued into December.
While the total number of tornadoes in the U.S. this year was below average, the phrase ‘tornado season’ is now meaningless – they are occurring all year round. Most remarkable about tornadoes these days is that they’re appearing in places they wouldn’t normally. France had for them. Istanbul, Turkey saw in 3 successive months. Outbreaks of waterspouts off , Italy and Malaga, Spain saw one or two cause damage onshore.
And twisters aren’t just affecting warm coastal regions. Destructive tornadoes hit inland , , and . There were several in , a monster twister in , another in , a “first ever” in , at least 3 in , up to 10 in , a couple in , and several off the coast of and . NORWAY, for goodness’ sake!
MH17 Shoot down
On July 17th, during one of the many ceasefires in East Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was allegedly shot down by “Russian-backed separatists” (via the modern miracle of Western lies) using a BUK system that was of the Ukrainian military at the time. Western media immediately jumped to blame Russia, calling Putin a murderer and comparing Russia to Hitler’s Germany. Meanwhile Kiev concealed critical information – especially the .
A collection of the actual evidence , specifically for the purpose of demonizing Russia and attempting to ‘shame’ it into backing off on its support for the East Ukrainian people. Western governments covered their asses by d.
Increased hail seems to be one direct result of increased precipitation (due in part to the ) meeting a . From tropical to sunny , temperate to balmy , baseball-sized hail was measured in feet as countless devastating hailstorms hit every continent in every season. Skyscraper windows were smashed in , mounds of ice made roads impassable in , ‘ice-rivers’ flowed through in September.
Mexican Mass Murder
43 students on their way to protest the Mexican town of Iguala’s political leadership disappeared on September 26th. The bodies of all 43 students were eventually discovered and the Guerreros Unidos was accused of murdering them. As people continued to search, they continued to find more of people completely unrelated to the students’ disappearance.
Mexico’s Attorney General publicly naming Iguala’s mayor’s “‘principal operator’ of the Guerreros Unidos, and said that she, together with her husband, ran the group’s illegal activities right out of Iguala’s city hall.” The mayor fled, and was later while followed back to back, attempting to calm the public while the psychos figured out what to do. Amnesty International published a report accusing Mexico’s Attorney General of minimizing the mass murder and pointing out that this was .
The rate of increase in meteor fireball events over the U.S. slowed down in 2014 (3,628 fireball events) relative to their explosive rise in 2013 (3,563 fireball events). The following chart is based on data from the American Meteor Society’s :
A relatively calm spell from May to September was rudely awoken in September when large meteor fireball events lit up the night skies across swathes of , , , and . A couple such events – in and – appeared to ‘set the sky on fire’.
Increasing ‘‘, meanwhile, continue to confound ‘the experts’. Most ‘booms’ – incorrectly attributed to earthquakes (although seismometers can pick up the resulting tremors) or military jets breaking the sound barrier – are probably . Some of these booms, however, appear to be , occurring either before, during or after earthquakes.
In July it was announced that the planet’s EM field is ““, especially over North America. For all the excitement generated by observers of NASA solar flares footage, the Sun remains eerily quiet given that we’re currently at Solar Maximum in .
Following comet impacts on Jupiter in recent years, astronomers watched with some trepidation as Comet Siding-Spring swung by Mars in a “” event in October. There was no direct impact, but the comet’s tail , generating thousands of meteors and causing the atmosphere to ‘glow’. Methane outgassing was also for the first time, suggesting our neighbor too is rocking and rolling.
“Extreme storms” this year. There was also increased volcanic activity . began wobbling unexpectedly, and the major increase in asteroid activity has seen MIT astronomers from “stable” to “dynamic”.
Canadian “ISIS” attack
On October 21st-22nd, two terrorist-proxy plots designed to garner public support for Canadian military involvement in bombing Iraq and Syria went live when Martin Couture-Rouleau hit two Canadian soldiers with his car in Quebec. The following day Michael Zehaf-Bibeau went on a shooting spree in Ottawa. The event was like something scripted in a Hollywood studio, going so far as to include the triumphant (and unlikely) back-to-back shoot-out between police and suspect. One major problem with the narrative however was that the “bullet holes” in an alcove wall in the Canadian parliament building that were offered as evidence of the shoot out from at least one year earlier. Oops. But the goal was accomplished, and .
The Great Dying
There was some truly weird animal behaviour in 2014, notably atypical attacks on humans by a wide variety of creatures, both wild and captive. Attacks were carried out by diverse species (some usually wary of man), including elephant, dolphin, , seal, sea lion, jackal, hyena, wildebeest, wild boar, , wolf, leopard, fisher, camel, kangaroo, koala, otter, beaver, lynx, bobcat, , coyote, chimpanzee, baboon, monkey, owl, cow, dog, rat and anteater (among others). Our hosts a collection of relevant reports into ‘animals gone berserk’.
All year long we’ve seen after of pods of deepwater whales , multiple whale species , and huge numbers of dead wildlife being found in . The is . What else can it point to but that another Great Dying is underway?
USA – Torture Inc.
2014 was the year that the US government officially admitted that its agents had tortured many people, and many of them were innocent. Obama summed it up by saying “we tortured some folks.”
Despite the fact that the CIA’s torture included and other Iraqis being , according to a poll, of such treatment of innocent people.
In September, Scots went to the polls to vote for independence from the United Kingdom and to massively increase their own wealth through the . While it appeared that a vast majority of Scots were planning to vote ‘Yes’ to freedom from in London, a shock result returned 53% against. Evidence soon emerged of a , which was hardly surprising.
Rise of an alternative world order
The BRICS nations “some 45% of the world population and close to 30% of global GDP.” So when, in July of 2014, the BRICS nations created their own the “Neo-Con World Order” lunatics must have been having seizures. Called the New Development Bank, it’s certainly not a replacement for the Western predator model yet, with only $100 billion in reserve at the time of its creation, but its creation signaled another step in the revolution. In tandem China and India created the new Asia Infrastructure Bank, which would rival the .
Russia and China signed another mega gas deal for per year and the game was on for Russia and China to ink a pipeline deal.
The US reacted to these developments by waging economic on Russia and its allies – sanctioning individuals and significantly decreasing the . Though the US put their own fracking industry at risk by the huge drop in oil prices, they also managed to hurt the ruble and the Russian economy, causing an . China to step in if needed, committing themselves more deeply to their Russian partnership and fully aware that this collapse was an act of economic terrorism.
The Russian populace would not flinch, and neither would Russian leadership. As 2014 came to a close, the ruble had bounced back and BRICS was planing a . Meanwhile, the US Congress continued to on the .
As geopolitical chaos continued to grow the worst outbreak of Ebola in recorded history emerged and shocked the world. saw 50 deaths confirmed as Ebola in Guinea – two cases in Sierra Leone were suspected of it, but were not confirmed until the 26th. From there chaos began to ensue, with mobs attacking clinics and terror gripping the local population. By late June 350 deaths had been recorded, the outbreak was declared “unprecedented,” and massive resources were called for. The US responded by , never letting a crisis go to waste to advance its imperial agenda.
By the end of the year, nearly 8,000 had been declared dead. The survival rate was, officially, approximately , although it could have been as high as .
High Strangeness: UFOs and missing planes
2014 saw , not just in the U.S. but globally. In the latter part of 2014, news broadcasts on several occasions, at least some of which cannot be chalked down to lens artifacts, flocks of birds, Chinese lanterns or aircraft, even though media outlets alternately or without going into the possible implications. is some memorable footage of an apparent UFO filmed at the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on September 30th 2014, and a couple of startling from France. Finally, an over Houston, Texas during an electrical storm in August.
The most incredible High Strangeness event of the year, however, must be set aside for Flight MH370. The Kuala Lumpur-Beijing flight apparently vanished into thin air on March 8th, 2014. When a commercial jet carrying over 200 people vanishes without a trace, especially in this age of hi-tech, you’re really left with little option but to file it with the Weird Desk. One of the largest international search and rescue operations ever mounted has clue as to where the Malaysian Airlines Boeing is, nor what happened to it.
Psychopaths don’t let go of their food source without a fight, so expect 2015 to be a wild ride. But there is reason to hope. To the reader this might seem strange after so many years of having their “hope” manipulated and juiced. After all, those individuals with the curiosity and bravery to spurn the lies of the psychopathic elite have found themselves faced with a hopeless situation. The war machine seemed unstoppable, the economy was built to grind people into dust, torture was rampant, and society was so apathetic and depraved that little to nothing could be done about it. Hope was for fools.
But throughout 2014 the peoples of the earth who suffered terribly under the psychopathic Western system continued to show that they’d learned the lesson of dealing with the machine. Whether in Latin America, South America, Russia, or China, the strategy of a patient escape began to bear fruit. And, aware of the machinations of the psychopaths in power, BRICS continued to show that they knew the game and could play it better than the psychos who thought they’d already won.
Therefore, in 2015, there is reason to allow ourselves a glimmer of hope. Even if, especially if, there is a collapse of the Western system, there is a chance for justice after all. And to all those truth seekers out there, what else have we been hoping for all along?
Happy New Year to you all!