Yellow Journalism At It’s Finest

I enjoy watching and listening to alternative media—this includes podcasts and late night radio shows. One of my favorites is Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis.

Clyde is outspoken and has provoked some pretty powerful people in the past. He has received death threats and even had a close call with a car bomb. He has no qualms mentioning these facts on his show, but so far, remains vague as to who threatened him.

I mention this fact to illustrate how important the first amendment rights are to Clyde. You might even say its a hot button for him.

So, when Brandon Turbeville, wrote an article on antimedia.org about a publication just released by the Pentagon that seemed to be targeting journalists, of course it caught Clyde’s attention.

According to Brandon, within the document, journalists were being labeled Unprivileged Belligerents, an odd phrase at least, but chilling in its deeper meaning.

So, Brandon Turbeville was booked for an interview on Ground Zero.

When the interview with Brandon Turbeville started I was all ears. I listened for the document’s title and a website where it can be downloaded. I was thinking that this would make an interesting blog post. I continued to listen as I downloaded the file, all 1200 pages.

Clyde and Brandon were discussing this document as if freedom of the press was being stomped on. Journalists were being marginalized. Here were two journalists, one a broadcaster, the other a writer, watching, what they deemed to be, the end to freedom of the press, free speech.

I never write an article until I do some research. And this would be no different. I was not going to take Brandon Turbeville’s word as gospel.

The first thing I did was perform a key word search in the document. Since it is a PDF file, that’s a very simple task. I searched for ‘journalist’ I got several hits and read all the sections that were flagged.

I kept looking for something nefarious. I didn’t find it.

But what I did discover was surprising, and a bit disappointing, to say the least. There was no story here. At least not the one that Brandon was telling.

The real story wasn’t in the document at all. The real story was playing out on the radio as I listened. Clyde Lewis was being lead down a rabbit hole, and didn’t even know it.

I don’t know if Brandon Turbeville is stupid or clever. But this man used Clyde Lewis’ radio program to get his 15 minutes of shame. There was all this hubbub over a document, yet, all it says about journalists are the differences between embedded journalists, military journalists, and independent journalists. It also explains what rights each category has under the Geneva Convention in time of war.

The term, Unprivileged Belligerent, on which Clyde and Brandon based their whole conversation, isn’t even describing a journalist. It is the term for someone pretending to be a journalist so he can blow up stuff and kill people.

If anyone was pretending to be a journalist, it’s Brandon Turbeville. Was he out to kill the credibility of Clyde Lewis?

Gentlemen, I believe we have discovered an Unprivileged Belligerent in our ranks!

But don’t take my word for it. Search the document yourself.

A Former Believer Defects

I was a child of the sixties. This was a time when TV was broadcast in black and white. It was a time when we trusted our government and respected men like Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley to give us the news each night.

When the president made an important speech, all three TV channels would interrupt regularly scheduled programming and broadcast the speech. The President’s picture would appear above the fold, on page 1 of every newspaper the next morning.

So, in 1961, when President Kennedy said, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth,” the nation saw and heard that speech on TV, or read about it the next day in the newspaper.

My Dad has always been a huge fan of the NASA programs, especially the Apollo missions. So it was natural that our entire family was glued to the only TV in the house, when eight years later, regularly scheduled programming was interrupted again for another speech.

But this time it wasn’t a president speaking on the White House lawn. No, this speech was given by an astronaut, standing on the surface of the moon. “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”

America had landed on the moon! It was a bittersweet accomplishment. President Kennedy did not live to see his goal come to fruition, but WE, had won the space race!

Or had we?

For decades I have been annoyed by those who said we didn’t really go to the moon. In my opinion these people were nut jobs and wore tin foil hats. I never took them seriously. However, as the  years ticked by I softened my opinion of them and began to listen to their arguments. This year, I’ve considered getting one of those tinfoil hats.

Why, after so many years, am I beginning to doubt that we ever went to the moon? The debunkers analyze the pictures that the astronauts supposedly took on the moon. They discuss things like shadows pointing in different directions as if there were two light sources instead of one (the sun). They also claim that using certain tools they can prove that the hills in the background were much closer than they should have been and were probably a backdrop.

In response to these photography anomalies, I have always countered with agreement that it is possible that these photos were taken on Earth. They could have been taken during practice drills held in the desert. And of course they would have to practice taking photographs. These practice photographs could have been substituted for the real thing in the likely event that the camera or film itself was damaged during the trip. So, it wasn’t the debunkers that finally won me over. I’m a really hard sell.

I recently watched a NASA produced video, narrated by Kelly Smith, a NASA engineer, discussing a future manned mission to Mars, I tuned in to learn about the challenges this mission faced. The moon was not on my mind at all, but what he said was very pertinent to the Apollo missions. And what he revealed, hit me square between the eyes.

According to Kelly, one of the biggest hurdles for a Mars mission, is not associated with Mars at all, but Earth. It’s an aspect of our own planet that is keeping us from taking that trip to Mars. Kelly didn’t say that it would have also prevented us from going to the Moon, but it surely would have. And that was when I realized the trips to the moon were all faked.

You see, there are these inconvenient barriers known as the Van Allen Radiation Belts. Scientists are trying to figure out how they will safely send astronauts through this layer of electromagnetic radiation that surrounds our planet. The amount of lead shielding needed to protect humans and machines would make the rocket too heavy to leave the launch pad

So, how did we do it in the 1960’s? Is the Van Allen Belt a new phenomena? No, its been there all along as far as we know. It was discovered several years before the first Apollo Mission. It get’s its name from James Van Allen, the American physicist who discovered this radiation barrier in 1958, 11 years before we were convinced that our astronauts first stepped on the moon.

Why is the Van Allen Belt such a problem? As, NASA engineer, Kelly Smith states in the video, The level of radiation in the Van Allen Belts are deadly to humans and will cause havoc with the instrumentation on board any spaceship.

NASA is looking for a solution, and will eventually figure it out, but this admission can only mean that no astronaut has ever traveled through the Van Allen Belts, otherwise they would already have a solution to this problem. Or there be no concern, since we have proof that it was not harmful to humans— most of the Apollo astronauts lived long and productive lives. I’m sorry, but if NASA is concerned about the Van Allen Belts it means no manned spaceship went to the moon. And it may be that even the unmanned trips to the moon and Mars never happened either.

This reality hits me to my core, but I now feel confident in saying that no human has ever walked on the moon. Everything was faked and staged. I’m almost ready to say that the unmanned missions were faked, too. We have been spoon fed Hollywood sound stage productions.  All the astronauts that we are to believe flew to the moon couldn’t get there and back without taking two trips through the deadly Van Allen Belts. And yet most of them lived to a ripe old age. Someone is lying and it’s not  Kelly Smith, the NASA scientist in the video that you can watch for yourself, below

This video is seven minutes long and very informative, but you can skip to the 3:00 minute mark to hear just the part about the Van Allen Belts

We should all be angry about this. NASA spent over 100 Billion dollars of taxpayers’ money to fake the Apollo missions alone. It angers and saddens me to have to say that. But there is no other explanation that I can find.

May 2, 2011, My First Thought— FAKE!

Bin Laden died of disease in 2006
— A former CIA Agent

via “Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent — RT News.

Osama Bin Laden cheated the gallows and died five years before US security forces officially announced he was killed, says a former CIA agent, currently living in Turkey.

“I knew Bin Laden’s Chechen guards very well,” Berkan Yashar, himself an ethnic Chechen, told the Russian TV station, Channel One. “Samy, Ayub and Mahmud were with him right to the end. I remember well this date as there were three sixes in it – June 26, 2006. Those three men, as well as two Muslims from London and two from the US saw Bin Laden dead.He was seriously ill before his death. He faded away to skin and bone. The three Chechens washed his body before burying it.”

Yashar also said that on the eve of May 2, when President Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed, the Americans found only Bin Laden’s grave near the Afghan-Pakistani border and staged an operation.

According to Yashar, US special forces started hunting Bin Laden’s Chechen guards after Bin Laden’s death was first announced at a conference in Washington in November 2008. The last of them, Samy, was taken by the American special forces a few days before Bin Laden was officially pronounced dead. Berkan Yashar believes Samy could have told them the exact place of burial.

Answering why he had decided to speak to the Russian channel, Berkan Yashar said that after all the recent developments he feared for his life.

via “Bin Laden died of disease in 2006” – former CIA agent — RT News.