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Cocaine & Crude

From Tamulipas to Oaxaca, Mexican cartels are now engaging in violence and intimidation against oil workers. When they are not in rural areas tapping Pemex pipelines for gas and oil (called Fuel Milking), they are taking material storage locations by force or violence and draining the tanks into their trucks. Apparently, they have learned over time that the Oil Business is just as profitable as the drug and gun business.

Drug cartels are diversifying their business from drug/gun running and intimidation to oil theft, drug/gun running and intimidation. This new business is extremely lucrative and they know this. In fact, there are interesting parallels between the Cartel business model and the model used by upper echelons of various powerful Governments around the world. Control the guns, control the drugs and control the oil. The money will come. Once you control the final point, currency, the world is yours. Until then, it’s a tool for the cartels. This is evident in their popularized saying: “Plata o Plomo”, meaning Silver or Lead. Take a payoff or DIE.

Vice News’ latest documentary covers the Cartel’s new venture into the business of oil theft and it’s impact. If for no other reason, watching this documentary will give you a good idea of the level of fear instilled in local workers and businessmen, even when they have armed Mexican Military escorts. Mexican Cartels are certainly no joke.

Watch the full 20m short, here:

FacebookEye

Source: Guardian UK

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Research funded directly or indirectly by the US Department of Defense’s military research department, known as Darpa, has involved users of some of the internet’s largest destinations, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Kickstarter, for studies of social connections and how messages spread.

While some elements of the multi-million dollar project might raise a wry smile – research has included analysis of the tweets of celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, in an attempt to understand influence on Twitter – others have resulted in the buildup of massive datasets of tweets and additional types social media posts. Read the rest of this entry »

Source: Reddit

There’s one fact that should be ingrained in all the minds of all Americans who experienced 9/11, just like the images of the crumbling towers that fateful day, and that is the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi Nationals. Not Iraqis, not Afghanis, and not Persians.

Saudis…and well connected ones at that.

Also remember that Saudi Arabia is not like any other country. You know where common citizens go about their day to day, work a 9 to 5, and come home and pay a mortgage. If your middle class or wealthier in that country, and native, you have some kind of connection to the royal family.

With all that being said, everyone in this community who’s been on top of the Sarasota connection to 9/11, the Saudis, and the Bush Administration need to keep the pressure on the media, politicians, and the public to not gloss over what happened in that city in Florida two weeks prior to 911 as well as the reasons for Bush’s coincidental and infamous presence at Emma E Booker Elementary on 9/11. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Another Example of police forces around the country becoming like mini-CIA paramilitary spy units, LA County Sheriff’s Department takes a page out of NYPD’s playbook and spies on an ENTIRE city via persistent surveillance equipment mounted on a small plane.

Source: End The Lie / CIR Online

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department secretly used a civilian aircraft to monitor the 10-square-mile area of Compton in 2012, recording high-resolution video of all that happened n the region.

“We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” said Ross McNutt of Persistent Surveillance Systems, according to The Atlantic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Source: Tesla Motors Blog

In a blog post dated June 12, Tesla motors took an almost unprecedented step in reversing the stifling, stagnant and collaborative nature of “intellectual property”: Read the rest of this entry »

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Activist Post
By Eric Blair

Disclaimer: If you can’t handle paranoid conspiracy theories, stop reading this now. If you’re currently taking SSRIs, please stop reading this instant. Leave this website. There is information here that challenges the authority of officialdom, and thus can be construed quite correctly as “anti-government”. Continue reading at your own risk.

Do you remember the glorious days when the FBI caught terrorists plotting to bomb Christmas tree festivals and the like? Remember how they were almost always FBI-handled patsies? No? To refresh your memory check out thisthisthisthisthisthisthis, and this. Read the rest of this entry »

Source: Awareness

Newly declassified FBI documents prove that the government knew Hitler was alive and well, and living in the Andes Mountains long after World War II. Click here, on the FBI website to confirm the quiet release of this information.

On April 30 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker. His body was later discovered and identified by the Soviets before being rushed back to Russia. Is it really possible that the Soviets have been lying all this time, and that history has purposely been rewritten? No one thought so until the release of the FBI documents. It seems that it is possible that the most hated man in history escaped war-torn Germany and lived a bucolic and peaceful life in the beautiful foothills of the Andes Mountains. Read the rest of this entry »

Chile’s Elected Socialist leader, Salavador Allende and Cuba’s Fidel Castro in 1972

U.S. Covert Intervention in Chile: Planning to Block Allende Began Long before September 1970 Election

Nixon Alerted in Advance to Date of Coup, Retired CIA Operative Writes in Foreign Affairs
Archive Commends Long-Awaited Release of State Department Compendium of Records on U.S. Involvement in Promoting Chilean Coup
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 470

Posted May 23, 2014

For more information contact:
Peter Kornbluh 202/374-7281 or peter.kornbluh@gmail.com

Washington, DC, May 23, 2014 – Covert U.S. planning to block the democratic election of Salvador Allende in Chile began weeks before his September 4, 1970, victory, according to just declassified minutes of an August 19, 1970, meeting of the high-level interagency committee known as the Special Review Group, chaired by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. “Kissinger asked that the plan be as precise as possible and include what orders would be given September 5, to whom, and in what way,” as the summary recorded Kissinger’s instructions to CIA Director Richard Helms. “Kissinger said we should present to the President an action plan to prevent [the Chilean Congress from ratifying] an Allende victory…and noted that the President may decide to move even if we do not recommend it.” Read the rest of this entry »

big brother

We’ve had some (in)famous visitors here at Monolithik lately. In the past, we’ve tracked various Government Agencies and Defense Related companies visiting our site. I think it’s time to recognize their contributions to play BIG BROTHER.

2014-01_Wall-of-FameBetween January 13th and January 16th, US Department of Defense Network, DOD Network Information Center and FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems visited the blog, viewing articles entitled “US Spies and Mercenaries Escalate War in Mexico: Mexican Government Complies” (times 2!!) and “The Mysterious Murder of John P Wheeler III Part Two“.

The irony is that the lead agency tasked with SOLVING the Wheeler murder is visiting the blog to view a story on how the murder is still UNSOLVED! Maybe they are close to finding the perp! HA!

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Syria’s population is religiously diverse and tolerant of that diversity. Before the invasion of NATO, Qatari, Saudi and various other foreign fighters supporting al-Qaeda operations, funded by the United States and amounting to terrorism, Syria did not have the problems with religious violence that exist today. Below, Brad Hoff offers a first hand account that stands in stark contrast with what US Mainstream news accounts report as fact.

Source: Global Research
By: Brad Hoff, January 19 2014

Only a couple of major newspapers in the world have bothered to regularly cover the plight of Syria’s diverse religious and ethnic minorities living in rebel held areas. Lebanon’s The Daily Star andAl-Akhbar newspapers have featured consistent coverage of Syria’s Armenians, Kurds, Iraqis, Druze, Christians, and Ismailis – and the threats these communities face in opposition held parts of Syria. Read the latest Al-Akhbar coverage of two Armenian Christian business owners who dared to stay in Northern Syria, attempting to hold on to their family livelihood in a rebel controlled area. They were arrested, forced to convert, executed with bullets to the head, and denied burial.

The Syrian opposition was sold to the world by mainstream Western press from day one of the Syria conflict as representing democracy, freedom, and a pluralist future for a new Syria. But the last couple of years testify the complete opposite. Anyone who actually spent time in Syria prior to the conflict knows that Ba’athist Syria has always been unique in the region for the high degree of freedom that minorities exercise. Read the rest of this entry »