Man Paralyzed In Crash Now Running Half Marathon With His Surgeon & The Driver Who Hit Him

When Dean Otto came to Dr. Matt McGirt’s operating table, the surgeon estimated that the father of two had just a two percent chance of walking again. Two percent.

Dean Otto, now 52, was an active dad. He took his kids fishing, was an avid cyclist, and loved the outdoors. But one day, that passion for physical activity caught up to him. At 6 a.m. on September 24, 2016, Dean was struck by an F-150 truck while he was out riding his bike.

Dean flew off the bicycle, hit the ground, and passed out. When he came to, he couldn’t feel his legs.

His back was dislocated and fractured, he’d broken his pelvis, tailbone, and ribs. But upon waking up, and while he waited for the ambulance to arrive, he didn’t yell at the driver who’d plowed into him.

Will Huffman, a 27-year-old salesman, had been driving the truck. Naturally, he expected anger, resentment.

Instead, Dean greeted Will and his passenger: “He said, ‘Hey, I’m Dean, what are your names?’ And, then, he said, ‘How are you guys doing this morning?’”

Dean says of the odd exchange and forgiving Will, “I knew if I didn’t, the resentment would eat me alive.”

When he got to the hospital, Dean’s doctors knew that time was of the essence, so they sent him straight to surgery. That’s where Dr. Matt came in.

Matt’s team relieved the pressure on Dean’s spinal cord and put his spine back together with “a bunch of titanium.” Just hours after he came out of surgery, he could wiggle his toes! While Matt was hopeful, he remained realistic, telling Dean’s family that he could be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

“‘You don’t know Dean. If there’s a chance, he’s going to take it,” they responded.

And take it he did! Dean pushed through rehab making literal strides to get back to fighting shape.

According to Matt, who remained in touch with Dean, the father of two challenged his life saver to a run down the road: “Look. In a year from now, if I can run a half[-marathon], you’ll do it with me.”

Matt laughed it off, “I’ve seen some pretty remarkable outcomes. But did I think a guy could go out and run 13 miles with all that titanium in his spine? No way.”

Sure enough, a year to the day, Dean will run a half-marathon in Napa, California… with Matt at his side. But he’s not the only one who will support the spinal injury-survivor; Will, the man who put Dean in the hospital, will be there, too.

The two have formed quite the relationship over the past few months. Will says, “I wasn’t so much surprised that he forgave me,” but he is grateful that they were able to turn the tragic accident into a friendship. “I think most people would stop there and say, ‘Nice meeting you, but I’m done.’”


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Tillerson & Exxon: Running Wild In The Middle East ~ The Fascist Promised Land

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil. Rex Tillerson rose through the ranks of ExxonMobil to become its CEO and chairman in 2006. In 2017, he was confirmed as the 69th U.S. secretary of state

The currently stateless [Sunni] Kurds sit astride the Iraq-Syria border on land blessed/cursed with oil, other resources, and geopolitical significance. Is it any wonder that mega-corporations and their client states are looking to use the [Sunni] Kurds, stoke conflict, and exploit the situation?

Years before the U.S. illegally invaded and then occupied Iraq, plans were circulating within the Pentagon to partition the country along “sectarian” lines, with the express purpose of allowing the U.S. and its regional allies to better control oil resource production and movement within the Middle East.

In Syria, the same narrative of partition has more recently been circulated as the “only” solution to the nation’s sectarian divisions, divisions which did not emerge until they were artificially created in 2011 when the current conflict began and later fomented by hostile foreign actors.

While the Bush and Obama administrations pushed for the partition of Iraq on several occasions, it was largely [Zionist Rothschild/Murdoch/Netanyahu/U.S. Deep State] corporate actors during that time that took the most active steps towards creating an independent state within the Iraqi region controlled by the U.S.-allied Kurds, an area with sizeable energy reserves and other strategic resources.

This Is Rothschild’s Present Day Resurrection Plan To Control The Middle East Oil Hub. The Banking Cabal Uses A False Biblical Narrative Of A Promised Land That Needs To Be Returned To The Old Testament Jew. The Promised Land Was Fulfilled And Ceased To Be After 70 A.D.

  1. Netanyahu Grants Oil Rights Inside Illegally Occupied Golan Heights Syria: To Fox News Owner Rupert Murdoch And Jacob Rothschild.
  2. Netanyahu Is Finished: Little Doubt Rothschild Czar Of Zionism Will Be Indicted August 2017

The area of Syria controlled by the U.S.-backed Kurds [small break away group from the Sunni Majority who are Anti-U.S.]  conveniently connects directly with the Kurdish “statelet” in Iraq, making the possibility of a larger independent Kurdistan more feasible.

This area also boasts the largest concentration of many of Syria’s most critical resources.

Stolen Oil For Israel

[Note*** The Sunni Kurd ‘majority’ will not allow the small breakaway U.S. backed ‘bought off’ Kurd terrorists prevail. This is why during Obama’s pResidency the deep state was committing genocide against the Sunni Arabs And The Sunni Kurds So As To Achieve Their Propganada Promised Land For M.E. Oil Control.]

  1. America’s CIA & Israel’s Mossad Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group
  2. Iraqi Doctors Call Queen (sic) Elizabeth’s Depleted Uranium Use “Genocide”.
  3. Turkey Warns U.S. Of Creating ISIS Terrorist Army: Turkey Increases Military Intervention In Syria
  4. Iraq Sunni Genocide ~ 17,073 Muslim Sunnis Have Been Murdered By U.S. Israel’s Proxy Army ISIS In One Year
  5. Experts Warn Obama Escalates Death Toll In Iraq: Sends 100 Assault Hellfire Missiles, Drones, Ammunition Implementing Sunni Genocide For Shiite Sharia Law!

While past administrations avoided openly recognizing the partition of Iraq, the administration of President Donald Trump is striking a different tone, largely due to the influence within the administration of some of the biggest players who actively sidestepped Iraq’s government in favor of the [small breakaway group of terrorists] Kurds years ago.

[Note*** The Sunni Kurd ‘majority’ will not allow the small breakaway U.S. backed ‘bought off’ Kurd terrorists prevail. This is why during Obama’s pResidency the deep state was committing genocide against the Sunni Arabs And The Sunni Kurds So As To Achieve Their Propaganda Promised Land For M.E. Oil Control.]

Chief among such players was ExxonMobil — whose CEO at the time, Rex Tillerson, is now Trump’s Secretary of State — along with other corporations whose financial and political support for the Trump administration is well-documented.

  1. Iraq Being Suicided By Rothschild’s IMF & J.P. Morgan
  2. Sunni Arabs/Kurds Main Body Opposing U.S. Deep State Banking Take Over Of Their Country
  3. Donald Trump Promotes Stealing Iraq’s Oil: Turkey & Israel Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion USD For Stolen Kirkuk Oil.

The geopolitical and economic motives for a partitioned Iraq:

The corporatist, neoconservative dream of partitioning Iraq has been around for well over a decade, first materializing a year before the U.S.’ ill-fated 2003 invasion of that nation.

The plan, drafted by former Vice President Dick Cheney and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitzcontemplated the division of Iraq into three autonomous, sectarian “statelets” for Iraqi Muslim Sunnis, Muslim Shi’as, and ethnic Kurds, who are also predominantly Muslim.

This partition, it was believed, would allow the U.S. and its regional allies to more easily dominate Iraq and its important fossil fuel resources, along with conferring other “strategic advantages.”

Paul Wolfowitz ~ “There is a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be US taxpayer money and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people. We are talking about a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon.” Paul Wolfowitz Deputy Secretary of Defense testifying before the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee March 27, 2003

  1. Iraqi Dinar For U.S. Citizens Granted By Presidents Bush Obama E.O. 13303 & Iraq’s Coalition Provisional Authority Order 39

[As of today 8/24/2017 the Iraqi IQD aka Dinar [that was issued in 2003] has not been pegged to Iraq’s own GDP/GNP and released to the world beyond its own borders for commerce through the World Trade Organization WTO. It still churns inside its own borders under an artificial & strict monetary control.]

As U.S.-based private intelligence firm Stratfor noted in 2002, the invasion and destruction of Iraq would pave the way for partition and thus greater U.S. control over Iraq and the entire Middle East:

“After eliminating Iraq as a sovereign state, there would be no fear that one day an anti-American government would come to power in Baghdad, as the capital would be in Amman [Jordan]. Current and potential U.S. geopolitical foes Iran […] and Syria would be isolated from each other, with big chunks of land between them under control of the pro-U.S. forces.

  1. Deep State Blocking Iraq’s Economy From World Trade For Israel
  2. Obama Deep State Approves Oil Pipeline Between Iraq & Jordan: Spreading The Wealth By Our Blood & Treasure

Equally important, Washington would be able to justify its long-term and heavy military presence in the region as necessary for the defense of a young new state asking for U.S. protection – and to secure the stability of oil markets and supplies. That, in turn, would help the United States gain direct control of Iraqi oil and replace Saudi oil in case of conflict with Riyadh.”

  1. Saudi Arabia Dumps United States ‘Petro-Dollar’ As Sole Oil Settlements.

NWO’s Obama & Maliki

Creating the divisions needed to justify partition:

  1. Iraq Sunni Genocide ~ 17,073 Muslim Sunnis Have Been Murdered By U.S. Israel’s Proxy Army ISIS In One Year
  2. Iraq’s PM Maliki Told His Superior Security Forces To Stand Down & Allow ISIS Free Reign
  3. Ex-P.M. Of Iraq Nouri Maliki: Charges Of Genocide By The ICC 2017

The big problem for the partition plan, however, was the simple fact that these diverse groups had coexisted with minimal sectarian violence in Iraq for centuries. This meant, of course, that the sectarianism that was needed to justify partition had to be engineered.

The U.S., in its invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, happily obliged, sponsoring sectarian violence through the military training – including torture techniques – it gave to Iraqi militias, police and military forces that divided along particular ethnoreligious lines.

Many of these organizations have been found to be repeat human rights offenders and have targeted particular ethnoreligious groups within Iraq. Despite their egregious track record, the U.S. continues to financially support these armed groups.

The U.S. has also worked to create and strengthen ethnoreligious divisions within the country by promoting Iraqi organizations founded on religion or ethnicity rather than along political lines.

Sunni Kurds Female Warriors Fighting Deep State CIA/Mossad ISIS In Iraq, Turkey, & Syria.

Though some analysts believe that the biggest winners in the U.S.-created environment of Iraqi sectarianism were the Iraqi majority [Shi are the minority population] population of the Shi’a – which, after all, was given control of the post-invasion government – it was really the Kurds who gained the most as a result of the U.S.’ machinations to divide and conquer Iraq.

  1. Sunni Kurd Female Warriors Fighting U.S. Israeli ISIS In Iraq & Syria
  2. Sunni Arabs/Kurds Main Body Opposing U.S. Deep State Banking Take Over Of Their Country
  3. U.N. Office Humanitarian Coordinator For Iraq: Population Statistics Show Iraq’s Sunnis Are In Clear Majority At 16 Million Sunnis & 11 Million Shiites.

The Kurds are the largest group of nomadic people in the world and have long existed without their own state. As journalist Sarah Abed has noted,

“This fact has allowed Western powers to use the ‘stateless’ plight of the Kurdish people as a tool to divide, destabilize and conquer Iraq and Syria, where colonial oil and gas interests run deep.”

Iraq Muslim Brotherhood ISIS-ISIL Committing Genocide Against Sunni Arabs and Sunni Kurds.

[However, U.S. is only using a pretense of controlling the main body of Kurds ~ The opposite is the fact. Sunni Kurds are hostile towards U.S. Israeli Deep State’s ISIS]

Although the most powerful Kurdish political parties in these countries do not see themselves as pawns, history shows that Western colonial powers have used them that way in the past and continue to do so, often with their willing cooperation.

[This applies to anyone who has been financed & bought off]

In recent decades the U.S. government and military have openly supported Kurdish separatist elements, though they have stopped short of recognizing “Kurdistan” as a state completely independent of the Baghdad-based government.

[This is strictly role playing as if it is a reality ~ it is not ~ in only exists in the deep state’s pipe dreams]

This role fell instead to U.S. corporations, such as ExxonMobil, a major force in the fossil fuel industry. In 2011, ExxonMobil unilaterally brokered an oil deal with the Kurdistan region, bypassing Iraq’s central government in the process.

According to ExxonMobil, the move was partly motivated by problems it was having contracting with Iraq’s central government regarding oilfields in southern Iraq.

However, the promise of oil reserves in Kurdistan said to be “one of the world’s most promising regions for the future [of] hydrocarbon discovery,” was also a clear motivator.

As a result, ExxonMobil sided with the Kurdish separatists over the central government, giving clout to Kurdish goals of greater regional autonomy – and thus furthering their shared goal of a divided Iraq.

Absconded Iraqi Oil Via Turkey To Port For Israel.

The game involved playing Baghdad against Erbil and bleeding off oil revenues from the Kirkuk Oil Fields, largest oil reserves in the world, as they moved by pipeline through Kurdistan and into Turkey.  There they were offloaded onto American tankers in the Mediterranean where these huge ships, largest in the world, were filled with oil but it was never recorded and the oil never paid for.

  1. Netanyahu Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion For Stolen Kirkuk Oil

Other oil corporations – including Chevron and Gazprom [Gazprom was 12/2015 post U.S. Bush Cabal deep state bleed off of Iraqi Oil To Rothschild’s Israel], among others – followed Exxon’s lead..

[This also happened when Erdogan was aligned with U.S. Deep State. Erdogan’s Turkey has since vacated NATO and aligned with China & Russia]

By 2014, more than 80 foreign energy corporations had struck deals with Kurdistan.

Oilman Ray Hunt, whose Hunt Oil Co. signed its own unilateral agreement with Kurdistan in 2007, has consistently heaped praises upon Kurdistan and has also made clear his vision for the future of Iraq: “In the end, you’ll end up with a soft partition of Iraq.” {See Fascist Promised Land Scenario Earlier In This Article}

Corporate connection to Trump’s change of heart on Iraq partition:

A photograph released by Russian intelligence depicting thousands of trucks laden with oil crossing from Syria into Turkey. December, 2015.

Over the years since these deals were struck, the [minority] Kurdish separatist parties in Iraq have benefited immensely, though more recently they have been hit hard by the global drop in oil prices.

In 2014, they were exporting 280,000 barrels of oil every day. And, despite troubles with foreign companies brought on by falling oil prices and the rise of Daesh (ISIS), the [minority] Kurds – as of the end of 2016 – were exporting nearly 600,000 barrels a day.

[Minority Kurds & ISIS are the same modus]

Though Daesh [Israeli US ISIS] was painted by the media as a scourge to the [Majority] Kurds, they [minority Kurdish bought off mercs] have in fact benefited from Daesh’s [ISIS] invasion of large swaths of Iraq. Indeed, the [mercenary minority] Kurds – trained, armed and provided with airstrike support by the U.S. and Israel – have taken control of many former Daesh [ISIS] territories and have thereby expanded the size of their own territory.

[It is more like meshed control with ISIS] [ISIS & Mercs bought off from the Kurds are the same modus]

  1. Iraq Defending Entire World against U.S. Israeli Proxy Army ISIS: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari
  2. General Flynn Hillary Clinton Confirms U.S. Israeli ISIS: Splitting Iraq & Syria For Israel.

The U.S. and its regional allies have said that the Kurds’ ability to confront Daesh [ISIS] essentially entitles them to “have their way.” As Sadad Ibrahim al-Husseini, former head of exploration and development for the Saudi state oil company Aramco told The New York Times in 2014:

“At the end of the day, the Kurds will have their way, because they are the only credible Sunni group that can confront ISIS.”

[It is true that the Kurds are formidable against the U.S. Israeli proxy army known as ISIS ~ The Kurd main body in no way allies with the U.S.]

Not surprisingly, the Kurd’s oil riches have brought them into direct conflict with Iraq’s central government, which has since cut off national funding for the Kurdish region and threatened any country or company buying Kurdish oil with legal action for violating the nation’s constitution by not sharing its oil sale revenue equally among all Iraqis.

[This is the polarity scenario devised by U.S. and Israel to make it appear as though Kurdistan is at odds with Baghdad] [You have The U.S. Deep State attempting by proxy to isolate Kurdistan from Iraq by Subterfuge ISIS/Kurd Mercs In Kurdistan And JP Morgan Crippling Iraq Proper via distorting their finances.]

However, countries like Turkey and Israel continue to buy [?????] significant amounts of oil, as well as natural gas, from the Kurds.

  1. Netanyahu Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion For Stolen Kirkuk Oil
  2. Netanyahu Grants Oil Rights Inside Illegally Occupied Golan Heights Syria: To Fox News Owner Rupert Murdoch And Jacob Rothschild.

Turkey’s case is particularly interesting given Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s well-known hatred of the [U.S. Mercenary] Kurds [Kurds is way over generalized in this example it is again a small breakaway group from the main body of the Kurds] for and opposition to Kurdish [This is so obvious how the U.S. & Israel are using Kurd as their chaos mechanism to cause the Fascist Promised Land Split Up] independence in Syria.

[Perfect little Hollywood script for their split in Iraq & Syria. Turkey was suppose to be apart of the split up as well but the U.S. Israeli deep state lost that one big time]

  1. Turkey ‘Neutralizes’ 4,600 U.S. Israeli ISIS Militants in Syria And Iraq
  2. Turkey Exits NATO: President Erdogan Purchases Russia’s S-400 Advanced Missile-Defense System
  3. China Becomes 2nd Biggest Importer Behind Turkey of Russian Food Products: Dumps U.S. GMO Corn
  4. Turkey Exits NATO Aligns With Russia In Syria: Russia & Turkey In First Joint Air Strikes On U.S. Israeli ISIS

However, when it comes to Iraqi Kurdistan at least, economic factors have won out, with Turkey’s ruling party having stated that Kurds in Iraq have the right to self-determination.

[The Sunni Kurds Know Who Is/Was Causing The War In Syria, Iraq, & Turkey] [After all everybody got along just fine until the U.S. Israel showed up on their door steps]

  1. Iraq To Sue US Government For 2003 Illegal Invasion
  2. Iraq Captures Israeli Colonel: Confesses To Israel Isis Coalition
  3. Anyone Threatening Rothschild Kissinger Petrodollar Is U.S. Public Enemy No.1
  4. Two CIA Mossad Agents Arrested By Special Forces While Advising ISIS Inside Iraqi Borders
  5. Syria: U.S. & Israeli ISIS Mercenaries Decimated by Iraqi, SAA, Kurdish, and Russian Forces
  6. Iraqi Forces Kill 79 Israeli ISIS Militants In Mosul Over Past 24 Hours: U.S. Helicopters Rescued ISIS Commanders In Mosul

Kurdish control of Iraq’s oil-rich north is key to the partitioning plan. As Michael Makovsky, a former Pentagon official, told The New York Times:

“I think Iraqi Kurdish independence is inevitable, at least eventually. They have natural allies in the United States because of the oil companies involved in drilling there. And the Turks and Europeans need their gas.”

Though candidate Trump had not voiced support for a partition of Iraq, spurred by his administration’s strong ties to the oil industry, Washington has become even more friendly to the Kurds – and to the idea of Kurdish secession – since Trump took office.

  1. Donald Trump Promotes Stealing Iraq’s Oil: Turkey & Israel Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion USD For Stolen Kirkuk Oil.

However, when the State Department was asked by journalist Nafeez Ahmed whether it still stood by the traditional position of supporting a unified Iraq, a department spokesperson answered:

“With respect to the unity of Iraq, you’re right; that is something we make a point of saying. But ultimately, these are all internal political discussions that Iraq needs to have with all ethnic groups resident in the country.”

As Ahmed notes, this is the first time that the State Department has officially announced the U.S.’ willingness to consider the partition of Iraq.

Ali Khedery, pictured far left, watches as U.S. President George W. Bush, sings an agreement with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Why the sudden change of heart?

ExxonMobil once again emerges as a key player — not surprisingly, given that current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was Exxon’s CEO when the unilateral contract with the [small minority bought of mercs] Kurds was forged.

Tillerson, however, is not the only former ExxonMobil employee with ties to the Trump administration. Ali Khedery — a former Pentagon official who served in the U.S. coalition authority in Iraq, and a former ExxonMobil executive — has repeatedly promoted the division of Iraq.

Khedery is also the founder of Dragoman Ventures, a firm connected to the Committee to Destroy ISIS, which has been instrumental in bringing about the Trump administration’s change of opinion regarding Iraq’s partition.

  1. President Trump Defunds Deep State CIA Ending Covert ISIS Armament

The Committee’s executive director, Sam Patten, also shares deep connections to members of Trump’s campaign and transition teams, as well as to certain Iraqi oligarchs suspected of having ties to U.S. intelligence and insurgent elements in Iraq.

Nor is oil the only resource that has swayed the Trump administration and its corporate allies to view partition favorably.

Iraq’s Anbar province was recently found to contain nearly a tenth of the world’s total deposits of phosphates, a key ingredient in the production of nitrogen fertilizer.

Now — with control of more than 70 percent of the world’s phosphate supply, and with markets reaching a point where demand is beginning to outstrip supply — the world’s largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer is eager for access to Anbar province.

That company, Koch Fertilizer Inc., is owned by the infamous Koch Brothers. Fully one-third of Trump’s entire transition team had ties to Koch Industries.

The role of Israeli ties in pushing the partition plan:

The Trump administration’s close ties to Israel may also be a factor in Trump’s willingness to consider Iraq’s partition.

Though the U.S. [Rothschild Deep State] is clearly driving partition in both Iraq and Syria, it is not alone.

Israel stands to gain greatly from a partition of Iraq and has worked, like the U.S., to engineer sectarianism there and strengthen the Kurds. The Kurds have received weapons, training, and more from Israel — well before the rise of Daesh [ISIS], with ties dating back to the 1960s.

  1. Netanyahu Is Finished: Little Doubt Rothschild Czar Of Zionism Will Be Indicted
  2. Russia Warns Israel, Jordan, & U.S. Of Checkpoints In Syria: Ceasefire Meddling Steadily Decreases

Israel has also directly supported the Kurds’ economy. [False]

  1. Netanyahu Owes Iraq $1.5 Trillion For Stolen Kirkuk Oil

In 2015, despite warnings from Baghdad, Israel was importing as much as 77 percent of its oil supply from Iraqi Kurdistan, funneling much-needed money to the cash-stripped Kurdish regional government.

Israel has long recognized the potential role of the Kurds in dividing countries it and its allies seek to weaken.

This Is Rothschild’s Present Day Resurrection Plan To Control The Middle East Oil Hub. The Banking Cabal Uses A False Biblical Narrative Of A Promised Land That Needs To Be Returned To The Old Testament Jew. The Promised Land Was Fulfilled And Ceased To Be After 70 A.D.

It is hardly a coincidence that Israel’s Greater Israel project aligns almost perfectly with “Kurdistan.”

In the Oded Yinon plan, or the plan for a “Greater Israel,” the use of the Kurds is considered imperative as a means for dividing neighboring countries in order to aid in Israeli plans for greater domination and territorial expansion.

In addition, Israel considers the Kurds an important part of its long-standing goal to destabilize Iran.

For instance, WikiLeaks revealed in 2010 that Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad had expressed interest in using the Kurds and other ethnic minorities to topple the Iranian government by manufacturing the country’s division.

Given that the partition of Iraq would isolate Iran from Syria, Israel – like the U.S. – views partition as serving multiple goals, ultimately enabling Israel to dominate the entire Middle East.

  1. Russia Blasts Biden: Zionist Joe Biden ~ Dividing Iraq By Israeli Design Since 2006!
  2. C-Span 1990 Israel’s Intelligence Community: The Aman, The Shin Bet, & Mossad The Israeli Secret Intelligence Service aka; ISIS.

Sunni Kurd Female Soldier Stands Over U.S. Israeli ISIS mercenaries that took place in the ISIS-held town of Tal Hamis in Syria

Syria partition plan follows the Iraqi partition playbook: [Moot Issue Syria ~ U.S. & Israel Have Been

Iraq is by no means the only Middle Eastern country that Western powers are seeking to partition. The partition of Syria has been repeatedly sold to the public as the “only” solution to Syria’s ongoing “sectarian” conflict, now well into its seventh year.

However, this sectarianism was engineered and stoked by foreign powers to bring about the current conflict in Syria.

WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA was involved in instigating anti-Assad and “sectarian” demonstrations as early as March 2011. Declassified CIA documents show the plan to engineer sectarianism in order to weaken the Syrian state dates back to at least the 1980s.

The partition idea was also repeatedly touted by the Obama administration, which stated that it “may be too late” to keep Syria whole.

In 2011, when the conflict was in its infancy, the U.S. and its allies – namely Israel, Qatar, Turkey, France, the U.K. and Saudi Arabia [at that time] – began supplying tons upon tons of weapons to insurgent and sectarian elements within Syria, heavily arming the so-called “moderate” Wahhabi opposition like the Free Syrian Army and the [minority mercs] Kurds.

As the conflict raged on – and the “moderate” opposition was exposed time and again as sharing close ties with internationally recognized terror organizations like al-Qaeda – Washington’s support began to shift increasingly towards the [buying some mercs] Kurds.

  1. Rothschild Hidden Government Planned To Annex One-Third Of Iraq Using U.S. CIA al-Qaeda

As in Iraq, the spread of Daesh [ISIS] in the area became a pretext for the U.S. not only to arm the Kurds but also to allow them to take control of areas, such as Raqqa, once held by Daesh [ISIS].

[This is the bad guy good guy script to colonize ‘mesh’ real-estate via deep state for split using bad mercs they named Kurds which like ISIS are not muslims but mercs. Main body Kurds are anti ISIS American.]

Media and government sources repeatedly told the public that the Kurds must be armed, as they were the only group that had proven “effective” in countering Daesh. This past March, the Kurds declared the formation of a Kurdish federation under democratic self-rule.

This declared federation has yet to obtain international recognition, but – given what has transpired in Iraq and in U.S.-Syrian relations – such an achievement doesn’t seem far off.

[U.S. trying to create an image of the main body Kurds by using their financed merc alleged Kurds ~ This rendition is pure fantasy]

The [mercs] Kurds and their U.S. allies currently have gained effective control of Syria’s north [total hogwash], which comprises about a quarter of the entire country but boasts over 90 percent of Syrian oil and gas potential.

According to Yeni Şafak, the U.S. along with the Saudis, Egypt, and [mercs] Kurdish officials have held meetings where decisions were made to extract, process and market the oil, with the Kurds being given a handsome share of the profits. As of 2015, they were said to be earning in excess of $10 million every month.

[Pure fabricated scenario ~ but it is the deep state’s  wishful pipe-dream]

  1. Russian Bombers Surround And Destroy International ISIS Convoy Heading To Their Last Refuge In Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Syria’s Kurdistan exports its oil to Iraq’s Kurdistan, with which it conveniently shares a border. It is then refined and sold to Turkey. Though no corporations are explicitly involved, the deal between Syrian and Iraqi Kurds was brokered by unnamed “oil experts” and “oil investors.”

The Kurds in Syria and Iraq did not even sign the agreement in person. They were subsequently “informed” and instructed to supervise the operation.

A source in Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) told NOW News that

“with regard to southern Kurdistan, it was a company and not the KRG that signed the deal, and it is [the company] that directly hands over the sums in cash every month.”

Given that over 80 foreign companies are involved in the KRG’s oil trade, most of them based in the U.S., we can safely assume that many of the same players have also been involved in developing the oil trade of Syria’s Kurdistan.

  1. The 2017 curse of oil in Iraqi Kurdistan ~ A region once held up by the US as a beacon of hope in a broken Iraq, Kurdistan has instead — in oil’s name — fallen victim to corruption and war.

Tishrin dam

Non-oil assets of Syrian Kurdistan also tempt corporations and governments:

In addition to oil, the “Kurdistan” of Syria also includes much of Syria’s freshwater, including its three largest reservoirs, as well as much of its electricity (hydropower via Tabqa) and its agricultural resources.

The growth of Syria’s Kurdistan also has major implications for one of Syria’s other key assets: its location. In 2013, The New York Times noted that “Syria’s prime location and muscle make it the strategic center of the Middle East.”

[Syria’s Kurdistan And U.S. bought off merc Kurds are two different animals]

  1. Obama’s Deep State Hoover Dam May Burst First In Iraq: J.P. Morgan Bank Cabal Pilfers Iraq’s Financial System.
  2. Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Turkey: Shuts Off Euphrates Water To Syria & Iraq. Pre Erdogan Alliance With Russia

Syria’s strategic location makes it crucial to the regional flow of hydrocarbons. Having the northern section of Syria — and potentially the eastern as well, if the U.S. gets its way — under the control of a U.S. ally could have a profound effect on future and existing pipelines.

Notably, it would complicate the land route between Syria and Iran, Syria’s staunchest regional ally and long-time foe of the U.S. and Israel — a scenario highlighted by U.S.-based intelligence firm Stratfor back in 2002.

[Dated Scenario Really Not Relevant Anymore]

The words of late journalist and historian Patrick Seale

“Whoever would lead the Middle East must control Syria” – ring true for the U.S. government now more than ever. With internal reports warning of the U.S.’ waning position as the “world’s only superpower,” the division of Iraq and Syria is essential to Washington’s designs to maintain its influence, as well as the influence of the corporate powers it protects.

  1. Russia China Calls For East Jerusalem As Capital Of Palestinian State
  2. Turkey Aligns With Russia: The Last Days Of CIA Mossad’s ISIS In Syria
  3. Russia To End Netanyahu’s Colonization In Syria’s Golan Heights.
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[Did you know that this year 2017 Tillerson’s Exxon Mobil Is Now The Exclusive Marketers of ExxonMobil Branded Lubricants in Pakistan?]

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18 low-cost REPAIR items preppers are stockpiling to keep things running once the civil war begins

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Survivalism isn’t simply about living like the end of the world is going to happen, as mainstream media would have you believe. It’s the ability to use nature to your advantage and ensure that you are always prepared for any situation. To that end, it is smart to always carry around a repair kit in your car and in your home. This kit should contain a variety of tools, but there are 18 must-have items that should be included.

  1. A zipper repair kit – A lot of us don’t think about this, but having this kit in your bag will save you a lot of headache. Remember that a lot of outdoor gear has zippers. Keeping these binding fasteners in tip-top shape will help make survival situations easier.
  2. Assorted plastic bags – Aim to have a pack of each varying size. Plastic bags are extremely versatile and can be used for things other than their originally intended purpose.
  3. Carabiners – These are widely-used in rope-intensive activities and prove to be crucial in emergency situations. Try to collect a set made from heavier material like steel or aluminum.
  4. Duct tape – This is the most obvious choice and a no-brainer for preppers. Duct tape can be used in a variety of ways. From repairing a tent to making a rope to splinting a broken tent pole, duct tape can fuse two things together for a short period of time.  
  5. Epoxy – These adhesives are preferred whenever a strong bond is necessary. For the most part, epoxy is used to bind construction materials together or protect surfaces from dirt and moisture. In an emergency situation, epoxy can be used to reinforce fasteners, strengthen joints in bolts, and even delay stress-induced cracking. Take note that epoxy releases harmful fumes when applied so use this only in a well-ventilated area.
  6. Epoxy putty – This is similar to epoxy but has a clay-like texture. These products are ideal for fixing anything that is leaking. You can use it to repair a hole in a canteen, for example.
  7. FiberFixThis repair wrap markets itself as “100 times stronger than duct tape,” being able to fuse heavy-duty hardware together using waterproof resin. While there are supporters for either repair tape, FiberFix is still a good addition to your prepper bag.
  8. Knife sharpener – Here’s a tip to remember: Never, ever, leave your house without having a sharpened blade. Of all things, a knife is one of the most important survival items to have. A dull blade, not so much. Make sure that your repair tool bag always has a knife sharpener in it.
  9. Paracord – This is an important survival item, with uses that are only limited by a lack of imagination. A few uses to take note of include: to use it as a splint, a suture, a splint, or even a makeshift stretcher.
  10. Pump rebuild kit for lanterns and stoves – During emergency situations, it is important to have a source of light and heat. Novice preppers typically have a portable stove or lantern with them, but often forget to include a pump repair kit. These kits are normally small and compact but can differ based on the brand you prefer.
  11. Safety pins – Another temporary fix for broken materials, safety pins come in a variety of sizes and it’s best to carry a few of each length. However, note that safety pins break and rust easily.
  12. Sealing tape for inflatables – Their intended use is for items like pool toys and air mattresses, which most people won’t have during SHTF situations. However, the tape can be used as an alternative adhesive in case you run out of any other form of tape.
  13. Sewing kit – Preppers know how to sew. This skill has applications in a lot of areas and the art of sewing is an essential. Remember to have heavy duty thread and needles in your kit, especially to repair items like a tarp or other thick items.
  14. Small nuts, bolts, and screws – You never know when you may need fasteners. Keep a collection of various sizes in your kit.
  15. Spare disposable butane lighter – Anyone who has been in the wild knows the power of fire. Always keep a spare lighter on hand to help kindle a fire.
  16. Spare mantles for portable lantern – Most people don’t realize how easily mantles break, particularly in portable items. It is recommended to keep at least two or three spare mantles for your lantern.
  17. Superglue – Another clear choice, most emergency situations require some form of adhesive, and many of them can be fixed temporarily with a dab or two of superglue.
  18. Wire ties (four- and eight-inch) – These can be used in a lot of ways and can be practical when you need a quick fix.

As you can see, the shared characteristic all these items have is versatility. Stock up on items that have more than one function. (Related: 8 common prepper mistakes to avoid.)

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Study: Recreational Running May Be Good for Your Hips and Knees

If you have avoided becoming a runner because you were worried that the constant pounding on your joints might cause you problems later, well, you may not have anything to worry about. An analysis of 17 studies involving nearly 115,000 people should put your mind at ease. The findings suggest that recreational running may actually be good for your hips and knees. [1]

A team of international researchers from Spain, Sweden, Canada, and the United States analyzed the studies to learn more about the relationship between running and hip and knee osteoarthritis. They discovered that only 3.5% of both male and female recreational runners developed arthritis in their knees or hips, compared to 10.2% of those who were sedentary or didn’t run for exercise and to 13.3% of competitive runners.

Source: Pennsylvania State University

Runners were considered competitive if they referred to themselves as professional/elite athletes or participated in international competitions.

Running recreationally for 15 years or longer was shown to benefit knee and hip joint health.

Read: Brief, Low-Paced Running Can Add Years to Your Life

Dr. Eduard Alentorn-Geli, of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said:

“The principle finding in this study is that, in general, running is not associated with osteoarthritis. The novel finding in our investigation is the increased association between running and arthritis in competitive, but not in recreational, runners.” [1]

The findings build on those of previous studies showing that concerns over running-related joint damage are overblown. According to a 2016 Brigham Young University study, running for 30 minutes is associated with reduced inflammatory markers around the knee joint. [2]

The authors wrote:

“Running at a recreational level can be safely recommended as a general health exercise, with the evidence suggesting that it has benefits for hip and knee joint health.” [2]

The researchers did note, however, that they were unable to determine the amount of running that is safe for weight-bearing joints, so their findings should be “interpreted with caution” due to their inability to factor in obesity and previous injury.

Bottom line? Unless you’re a regular marathon-runner or you plan on trying out for the Olympics, running is just fine for your knees and hips.


[1] UPI

[2] Health

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This Is What One Minute Of Running Does To Your Body, According To Science

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

After hitting your alarm clock’s “snooze” button five times then rolling out of bed, the last thing you might feel inspired to do is go on a run. However, new research suggests there are important health benefits to putting on one’s joggers — and they can be experienced in as little as one minute.

According to the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, a single minute of exercise each day is linked with a reduced risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures in women as they age. Indeed, “brief bursts” of high-intensity, weight-bearing activity were shown to benefit bone health. Exercises that match this requirement include HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and slow jogging for post-menopausal women or medium-paced running for premenopausal women. Good bone health is critical as one ages, as it reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis or fracturing bones later in life.

The findings were determined by using the national and international health resource UK Biobank. Researchers with the University of Exeter and University of Leicester reviewed data on more than 2,500 women. Scientists kept track of the women’s’ movement through a wrist monitor which they wore for one week. It was concluded that women who did 60 to 120 seconds of high-intensity, weight-bearing activity had a 4 percent better bone health than women who didn’t.

The researchers also learned that women who partake in high-intensity, weight-bearing exercise for more than two minutes a day showed 6 percent better bone health. A four-to-six percent increase in bone health may not seem like much, but it’s an important discovery, one that affirms the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Said lead author Dr. Victoria Stiles of the University of Exeter, “We don’t yet know whether it’s better to accumulate this small amount of exercise in bits throughout each day or all at once, and also whether a slightly longer bout of exercise on one or two days per week is just as good as 1-2 minutes a day. But there’s a clear link between this kind of high-intensity, weight-bearing exercise and better bone health in women.”

“We wanted to make every second count in our analysis, because short snippets of high-intensity activity are more beneficial to bone health than longer, continuous periods,” Stiles added. “We were careful not to ignore short bursts of activity throughout the day.”

The UK’s National Osteoporosis Society recommends first-time runners ease into the practice by increasing their walking. Said Styles, “We would suggest adding a few running steps to the walk, a bit like you might if you were running to catch a bus.”

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What one minute of running a day can do for your body

Just a single minute of exercise each day for women is linked to benefits including a reduced risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures in older age.

Sometimes it seems that the road to good health goes in the exact opposite direction of the road to pleasure. Like, what kind of cruel fate is it that french fries lead to early death, while torturing oneself at the gym leads to longevity?
But good health can come in attractive packages – chocolate, coffee, wine, thank heavens – and now new research reveals potential health benefits from the relatively painless act of exercising for a mere 60 seconds.

Scientists found that women who did “brief bursts” of high-intensity, weight-bearing activity – like a medium-paced run for pre-menopausal women, or a slow jog for post-menopausal women – had better bone health. Good bone health has a number of important health perks, including a reduced risk of osteoporosis and fractures in older age.

Using the national and international health resource, UK Biobank, the University of Exeter and University of Leicester researchers looked at data on more than 2,500 women. They concluded that women who did 60 to 120 seconds of high-intensity, weight-bearing activity per day had 4 percent better bone health than those who did less than a minute.

“We don’t yet know whether it’s better to accumulate this small amount of exercise in bits throughout each day or all at once, and also whether a slightly longer bout of exercise on one or two days per week is just as good as 1-2 minutes a day,” says lead author Dr Victoria Stiles, of the University of Exeter.

“But there’s a clear link between this kind of high-intensity, weight-bearing exercise and better bone health in women.”

The data was taken from wrist monitors worn for a week and was broken down second by second.

“We wanted to make every second count in our analysis, because short snippets of high-intensity activity are more beneficial to bone health than longer, continuous periods,” Stiles says. “We were careful not to ignore short bursts of activity throughout the day.”

In addition to finding an increase of 4 percent better bone health for the one-to-two-minute-daily exercisers, they found even better results for those who did more than two minutes of high-intensity, weight-bearing exercise a day; those women showed 6 percent better bone health.

Styles says that for first-time runners, the UK’s National Osteoporosis Society recommends increasing walking first.

“Further on,” she says, “we would suggest adding a few running steps to the walk, a bit like you might if you were running to catch a bus.”

While 4 to 6 percent better bone health might not seem wildly significant, I’d argue that any achievement that inspires an uptick in health is valuable. All the little efforts add up – and it just goes to show, good health doesn’t have to be all that difficult.

The paper was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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Amazon found to be running a "secret lab" to exploit healthcare profits via medical records

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When thinking about the online giant Amazon, a quote from the old animated television series Pinky and the Brain comes to mind. Pinky asks Brain, “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” to which Brain replies, “The same thing we do every night Pinky – try to take over the world!” From eBooks to streaming television, groceries to cloud products, Amazon certainly appears set on taking over the world, one market sector at a time. Their latest target seems to be all things healthcare related, including everything from pharmaceutical sales to virtual medical records. They’ve even set up a secret skunkworks lab called 1492 to explore all the opportunities offered by this lucrative sector.

CNBC is reporting that Amazon’s choice of “1492” is a reference to the year Columbus discovered the new world. Well, the healthcare sector is certainly a whole new world of opportunity for Amazon.

The lab, which is based in Seattle, will be investigating opportunities in electronic medical record data, health apps for its existing Amazon Echo and Dash Wand products, and telemedicine – which would enable people to have virtual consultations with their healthcare providers. (Related: Keep up with the latest developments in healthcare at

The government is very interested in digitizing healthcare information, in spite of public backlash against the possible privacy issues and insurance cover prejudice that such virtual medical records would unleash.

Former White House chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, who was actively involved in efforts to digitize medical records, told CNBC, “Anyone who aspires to help consumers navigate our health system and is digitally capable should find the market conditions ripe for entry.”

And Amazon is aspiring to do just that – big time.

They’re not doing this openly, though. CNBC notes that in late July, Amazon placed several job postings for positions within its 1492 “stealth” team. Until the time that CNBC first posted its article on 26 July, these postings could easily be located by searching “a1.492” or “The Amazon Grand Challenge a.k.a. ‘Special Projects’ team.” There were also several job listings for Amazon’s “new vertical” – clearly a reference to the 1492 team. Interestingly, by 27 July, after the article was published, these listings had all disappeared. Furthermore, Amazon ignored all requests for comment by CNBC.

Clearly, whatever they’re up to in that lab, they don’t want anyone knowing about it.

At the same time, Amazon is actively pursuing its own share of the lucrative pharmaceutical business – a market sector that generated $967 billion in the U.S. in 2016. The company has been exploring this possibility since the 1990s, with its failed purchase of the online store Undeterred by that failure, Amazon has hired a new general manager to establish a team and develop a strategy for leaping into the online prescription drug market.

If they can succeed, this will likely prove to be very lucrative for the company. As we reported back in May:

Stephen Buck, co-founder of GoodRx, a company that aims to reduce prescription prices for its clients, estimates that the lucrative pharmaceutical sector could add as much as $25 to $50 billion in sales for Amazon.

Amazon has already rolled out a same-day delivery system for pharmaceuticals in Japan. If the U.S. model follows the same system, patients (including drug addicts) will be able to access online pharmaceuticals by completing a form explaining their symptoms and medical histories, after which a pharmacist will dispense the requested drugs. This hardly seems like a full proof system, and errors are bound to be made.

Fortunately for those concerned about the implementation of a system so fraught with risk, the company will have to overcome several hurdles as it enters the healthcare sphere:

“Prescription transfer laws and e-prescribing make it a little more difficult than putting something in a cart and checking out,” Buck noted.

Let’s hope that overcoming these hurdles at least slows down Amazon’s attempts to take over the world.

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‘Time running out’: Moscow warns it may expel US diplomats over seized Russian property

Russian Foreign Ministry stated that it is hard to cooperate with the US in the light of diplomats’ repatriation and confiscated Russian property, which was under diplomatic immunity during its illegal seizure by the Obama administration in 2016.

“The seized objects have not been returned. Washington has not only failed to cancel the decision to expel our employees, but also refuses to issue visas to those who are to replace them,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

She added that at least Washington could have given access to Russian diplomats to the compounds while the issue is stalled.

Moscow is ready to retaliate unless the situation does not change, Zakharova warned.

“We have something to retaliate with: the personnel of the US Embassy in Moscow greatly exceeds the number of our embassy staff in Washington,” she said.

Zakharova did not elaborate on an exact time when Moscow would take retaliatory measures. She noted that everything depends on coming talks in Washington, but “time is running out.”

“For now we have the date of consultations on the issue and a clear position that time is running out,” she said. She added that Moscow did not react immediately as it considered the move of the Obama administration as “provocative” and an attempt to disrupt bilateral relations under the new authorities.

Zakharova stressed that the US had enough time to deal with the “disgusting legacy and to start building relations based on mutual respect,” but still nothing has changed.

READ MORE: Russian FM proposes expulsion of 35 US diplomats in sanctions tit-for-tat

“It’s been half a year, but we do not see concrete steps. However, nothing impedes the new administration from showing independence and doing it. We have repeatedly raised this issue during bilateral contacts, we were ready to consultations, negotiations, an exchange of possible options, but this also did not happen.”

The statement came on the heels of US President Trump’s assistant, Sebastian Gorka, who said in an interview that the compounds may be handed back to Russia if the US sees “acts of good faith” from the Kremlin, similar to the recently-brokered ceasefire in Syria.

Moscow will not negotiate any conditions to get the diplomatic property back, as the situation is “unacceptable” and the seizure violates international law, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who responded to Gorka’s statement.

“Taking the diplomatic property back to Russia cannot and should not be conditional on anything, it vehemently violates international law,” Peskov said.

“So far the head of state, who determines Russian foreign policy principles, has not taken any decisions. However, we have repeatedly stressed that the situation with the diplomats, the diplomatic property continues to be unacceptable,” the Kremlin spokesman stated, adding that it “is a serious test of Russia’s patience.”

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov condemned the unresolved situation with the Russian diplomatic property, calling it “shameful.” Lavrov also mentioned that Russia is preparing retaliatory measures, while Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned that if Washington continues to drag its feet on the issue, there will be a “tough response.”

At the end of 2016, the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and denied Russian diplomatic staff access to the New York and Maryland compounds.

Then-US President Barack Obama justified the move as a response to alleged Russian meddling in the US election. Denying the allegations, Moscow was outraged with the situation, as it believes the property had diplomatic immunity and was thus confiscated in violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

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