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2013: How Alternative Media Influenced The Year Of Awakening

While some see the year’s countless political scandals as a negative example of America’s current state, continued revelations and increased public knowledge of government corruption has undoubtedly made 2013 the year of awakening.

Although many of the year’s major news stories can be linked to the alternative media’s expanding influence, several in particular are undoubtedly connected to a surge in the public’s awakening.

Western Governments Run Al Qaeda

Even with a small portion of the public being aware of Al Qaeda’s 1979 creation by the United States government, the idea of the West continuing to run and control Al Qaeda into the modern day has been brushed off and ridiculed by most mainstream media outlets. Now, with the continued rise of alternative media, mainline sources have been forced to admit or become aware of the fact, bringing “Al-CIA-Da” to the mainstream in 2013.

Al Qaeda linked jihadists inside a Syrian USAID tent
Al Qaeda linked jihadists inside a Syrian USAID tent

As President Obama forged ahead with the admitted decade long plan to destabilize the middle east, as revealed by General Wesley Clark in 2007, the United States’ support of Al Qaeda became increasingly evident. Although the presence of Al Qaeda jihadists in Libya made some headlines, President Obama’s public support of Al Qaeda in the Syrian conflict has forced major outlets to finally state the obvious.

“While the Americans drone al-Qa’ida to death in Yemen and Pakistan – along, of course, with the usual flock of civilians – they will be giving them, with the help of Messrs Cameron, Hollande and the other Little General-politicians, material assistance in Syria by hitting al-Qa’ida’s enemies. Indeed, you can bet your bottom dollar that the one target the Americans will not strike in Syria will be al-Qa’ida or the Nusra front,” said Robert Fisk of The Independent.

The alternative media’s relentless coverage of the situation in Syria, which exposed the hypocrisy and lies from the beginning, ultimately helped block the establishment’s attempt to launch a major war.

‘False Flag’ Goes Mainstream

Despite the historical reality of false flag operations, the establishment has continued to paint the highly documented military tactic as a figment of the imagination. Although the issue has received some coverage by mainstream media, including an ABC News report on Operation Northwoods, the term remained mostly unknown. Following the alternative media’s widely viewed coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the Syrian chemical attacks, false flag became a phrase uttered throughout the public in 2013.

runnerFollowing the tragic Boston bombing, the establishment narrative of alleged facts and information quickly began to unravel. Confirming local news reports, Anthony Gucciardi’s exclusive interview with veteran marathon runner and track coach Alastair Stevenson, who overheard loudspeaker announcements informing runners of bomb drills being carried out at the finish line, shattered the media’s initial stranglehold on the event’s coverage.

“You know, that just concerned me that that’s the only race that I’ve seen in my life where they had dogs sniffing for explosions, and that’s the only place where there had been explosions,” Stevenson said.

With critical information in hand, Infowars reporter Dan Bidondi made international news by demanding answers regarding drills and a possible false flag during three official press conferences. Media attempts to demonize Bidondi and legitimate questions regarding the incident immediately backfired, as Google searches for “false flag” skyrocketed following his appearance.

Despite denying any knowledge of the suspected bombers, the FBI were later forced to admit that both Tsarnaeva brothers were on CIA and FBI terror watch lists since 2011. Information that the Russian government asked the FBI to investigate one of the brothers only six months before the bombing was uncovered soon after.

Similarly, following the federal government’s attempts to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for several chemical attacks, false flag saw another resurgence after information pushed out by the alternative media pointed to US backed Al Qaeda as the primary suspects. Major political figures such as Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan specifically referred to the attacks as false flags on major news outlets while Rush Limbaugh and Seymour Hersh followed with similar statements.

The Fraudulent War On Terror

Despite years of warning from prominent figures in the alternative media regarding the alleged war on terror, mainstream news has continued to champion the cause of eroding liberties for safety. Now, with the government’s anti-terror apparatus admittedly aimed at peaceful Americans, the public has finally begun to understand the war on terror’s true target.

Most notably, the emergence of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has validated claims made by the alternative media for over two decades. Despite other prominent NSA employees such as William Binney and Wayne Madsen blowing the whistle over 10 years ago, mainstream media largely ignored the revelations, instead opting to push the growing surveillance state.

With the knowledge of all emails, phone calls, text messages and internet activity being recorded, a public once willing to give up privacy in the name of protection has now begun to shift. Exclusive documents released by the alternative media, including documents exposing Seattle’s Homeland Security funded mesh network, have prompted national attention as well. Unfortunately, the surveillance state is only one part of the war on terror’s multipronged attack on the American public.

Despite the establishment’s attempts to twist and downplay the discovery, investigative reports by Infowars uncovering the federal government’s purchase of more than two billion rounds of hollow point ammunition were forced into the mainstream earlier this year. The story, reaching millions and even prompting a congressional investigation, garnered the attention of several military figures, who quickly refuted the government’s claim of needing the ammunition for training.

“We never trained with hollow points, we didn’t even see hollow points my entire four and a half years in the Marine Corps,” retired Marine Richard Mason told reporters in Pennsylvania.

In a letter to Texas Sen. John Cornyn, United States Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow voiced concern over the massive stockpiling of ammunition as well.

“It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America,” the letter states.

190213target4While excuses regarding the ammunition purchases were echoed by some, few excuses could explain the federal government’s acquisition of “No More Hesitation” shooting targets.

Spending more than $5.5 million, $2 million of which came from the Department of Homeland Security, government agencies were found to be training against pregnant women, the elderly and families in playgrounds.

Coupled with the government’s major ammunition purchases, few could continue to deny the disturbing trend laid out by the alternative media. Following considerable outrage, the producer of the targets, Law Enforcement Targets, Inc., issued a public apology on their Facebook page.

Countless other stories regarding the government’s targeting of American citizens has only increased the public’s distrust, revealed in several polls conducted throughout 2013.

A poll released by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind showed that 29 percent of the public believes an armed rebellion may soon be necessary to protect civil liberties. Just last November, a separate poll found the public’s approval of Congress to be only six percent, a historic low. Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media is now only trusted by 23 percent of the country, showing the establishment’s continued failure at controlling public debate.

Given comments made by major political figures such as former US National Security Adviser and Trilateral Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski, who continues to warn of the alternative media fueled “global political awakening,” 2014 is set to be one of the most important years facing humanity.

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About Mikael Thalen

Mikael is the lead features writer at Storyleak.com. His articles have been featured on sites such as the Drudge Report, Infowars and Natural News. During his time at Examiner.com, he was frequently ranked the number one political writer.

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67 comments

  1. Excellent piece, Mikael!

    The Alt-Media is making its mark.

  2. Excellent piece!!!

  3. Reality Check: Did the FBI know about Boston bombing beforehand? – Ben Swann
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjW03McCgfw

    Explosive Proof Boston Marathon Bombing a Staged Terror Attack!

    View the additional pic's in this link! Explosive Proof Boston Marathon Bombing a Staged Terror Attack from the actual scene with 4,000,000 + views
    http://imgur.com/a/sUrnA

    Boston Bombing: What You Aren't Being Told

    In this video we are going to demonstrate that at the very minimum the authorities had prior knowledge of the attack and allowed it to happen, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpu6_kArb9U ;

  4. Hillary Clinton Admits the U.S. Government Created al-Qaeda Published on Apr 10, 2011
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwbzgx_hillary-c

    US history – "How Jimmy Carter & I Started the Mujahideen" – Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor 1977-1981 (Jan.1998)
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a13_1240427874

    Hillary Clinton, James Baker III on Iran: “We Ought to Take Em Out”, “We’re going to Provoke an Attack because then we will be in Power for as long as Anyone can Imagine”, Oct 3, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob5UzotRGTM

    'What Difference, Does it Make?' – Hillary Clinton at Benghazi Hearing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow2bl5BQsFE

  5. September 6, 1984: Ron Paul Warns of Surveillance State – Don’t Ever Say We Weren’t Warned.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkRu6BctHWk

  6. any proof for these outrageous claims?

    No I thought not.
    You are not helping by telling these lies.
    Where is your proof.
    Hiding on hosted sites that carry malware.
    Oh why not infect your readers.
    terrible article for the weak minded fool.

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  9. While we’re on the subject about alternative media, I recently read a comment on a hollow earth blog “about a hidden opening to Agartha, that BOTH Google & NASA know & are (as usual?) covering up.” It goes something like this;

    Go to Google Earth, then go to the south pole. Turn off the weather patterns so there is a clear view of the whole continent. Scroll back until the whole continent fits the screen.

    In Windows 7 and 8, “there is a color inverter, it’s in the Magnifier App”. Open this up & turn on the color inverter, (it won’t work without it!) White snow will then turn to browns & greens. The opening is at the center. It’s about 10 miles across, with many UFO flying about! 😆

    Try it sometime, it really works! But only does, “when the color inverter is ON”. And erases all the ice & snow, with just a click..

  10. March 2015 at TED2015 Trevor Aaronson: How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists

    There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/trevor_aaronson_how_this

  11. Yes he was

  12. Do you know why?
    Were you also banned?

  13. I was asked to comment under a new profile on there. roger was banned because of his trolling and abuse of the report button. They wanted me to use a new a profile so he would not report all my comments. She described what roger was doing as a nightmare. It would flood her email with comments he reported. One of these days I will let you know who I am on there. But until then I must respect Belfast wishes. Once I am sure he is no longer stalking comments on that site I wil let you know.

    I am sure roger will have this comment pulled. I hope he does so the admin can read it and they know what game he plays.

    It was nice to hear from you njmcc. Hope you have a Happy New Year

  14. Wow!
    That really shows what a complete and total eejit Rog is.

    Well its good to know you're still posting on the 'telly's pages

    All the best to you and yours in 2014!

  15. Thanks for your insight. Don't really care about what you think though

  16. Small little men think very little. It goes with the territory.

    But wee, you're not the only one here. You and the trifecta of trolls are working on it, but other people still do come here in spite of your work.

  17. Yes you small little men do think very little. At least you admit it.

    I know people come here and they want YOU gone. Everyone here does

  18. Poor little wee, how many trolls have you dragged here to destroy this site?

  19. Just you, well you stalked me here

  20. I see you got my conversation with wee pulled.
    You sad sad man
    Anyway off to the bt site. See you there?…….no wait!!!!!

  21. Yeah I saw that too. At least when he reported it the mods got to read the comment and they now know roger abuses the report button and tries to control the web site and all discussion.

    I see that worthless POS liberty writer (he is a communist) had to butt in to defend his communist friend roger on the communist victory site.

  22. If you do, you won't have a clue it's me.

  23. You just listed a whole family of nitwits

  24. I just dont like being told what to do.

  25. Wee, coming from you that's funny. When you show up I have all sorts of comments disappear.

    Do you think that you have the right to do that without any push back?
    And why does a muslim friendly troll care about communists? Being a patriot doesn't mean communist any more than the Declaration of indepence mentioning a Creator meant anything other than the One they knew.

  26. The poor little guy just can't stand people treating him the way he treats others.

  27. Did the EU not have any strings on the bailout?
    Or does that count?

  28. Me either

  29. Want to know something Roger? People do not like you. They did not like you last year, or the year before that, or the year before that. As each year ticks by, and you sit with your drawers down around your ankles, hammering away at your keyboard, folks like you less, and less. They like you far less this year.

  30. I don't report comments. You do that.
    You and your ilk are communist. Plain and simple

  31. Well said!!!

  32. Are you a troll spokesman?

  33. Wee, which one of your trolls pretended to be another person?

  34. Yet you don't hesitate to push people around. I find that a bit shallow and two faced.

    So, what is your quota from the work terminal this morning?

  35. Wee, did you say that with a straight face?
    You keep calling me all sorts of names, but you're the one that follows an anti-western system of values.
    24 minutes ago @ Breitbart.tv – Soldier Found Guilty i… · 1 reply · +1 points
    "The whole town needs locked in the church and the church set on fire. IMO"

    Wee, you just can't help but to keep jumping the shark. Anyone had read more than 5 of my comments knows I advocate for personal responsibility. You can lie all you want, but don't expect any credibility.

  36. Well that town beat a lady and burned her house down. But hey you like a "pretty" church fire:
    7 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Romney wins Iowa in fi… • 1 reply • 0 points
    Almost as pretty as a burning church

    Lie? That is what you do

  37. I don't push anyone around. You're the bully

  38. No one rog, people just don't like you

  39. Wee, I don't play that game. You've admitted in the past you do. Do you want me to quote you?

  40. Wee, you small little man. Of course you do.

    Is this where you try pushing me into not making replies to certain people or on certain forums?

    You really aren't up to this are you?

  41. Prove it. You made the assertion so prove it.

    What town, name the town. What lady? What department is investigating the incident and when I ask you what sort of violence you prefer that does not mean I find a burning church pretty (like you seem to) it means you are the one advocating violence.

  42. Prove it didn't happen.

    Don't like it when I use your own tatics against you huh?

  43. Never done that.You're a stalker a creepy pathetic stalker and no one likes or wants on here

  44. Never said you did. I said people don't like you. That is obvious. In your insane little brain you just assume that everyone who dislikes you is Alinsky or me, face it people just think you're a creep and don't want you around.

    Boy you sure do have a temper today. Not even noon and you are in meltdown mode

  45. No, you are

  46. You make this way to easy.

    3 days ago @ Pissed Off Pirate – Respectful posting · 0 replies · +3 points
    I have had several ID accounts. All but this one and another one have been deleted throughout the years. I would get tired of one and start a new one.

  47. Wee you small little man. What ever happened to that atheist web site you claim to run?

  48. and your point is what?

  49. What does that have to do with you being a troll?

  50. Roger, Roger, Roger.

    Please, just STFU!

  51. That you do run multiple profiles. Wee, you should know better than to lie so openly.

  52. Poor little wee, such a small little man.
    You really aren't up to this are you?

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