by James Corbett
April 16, 2014

In May 1998, 15 year old Kip Kinkel murdered his parents and two classmates, as well as injuring 25 others, after engaging in a shooting spree that ended up in his school’s cafeteria. In the investigation it emerged that he had been taking popular antidepressant medication Prozac since the summer of the previous year.

In December 2000, Michael McDermott went on a shooting rampage at his workplace, Edgewater Technologies, killing seven of his co-workers. During his trial, the court heard testimony that in the weeks before the shooting, McDermott had tripled the dosage of his antidepressant medication, Prozac, from 70 milligrams per day to 210 milligrams.

In March 2005, 16 year old Jeff Weise shot and killed nine people, including five students at Red Lake Senior High School in Minnesota, before turning the gun on himself. It was later revealed he had been undergoing treatment for depression and had been on Prozac at the time.

In September 2008, Finnish post-secondary student Matti Saari shot and killed ten other students on campus before killing himself. The official Finnish government report on the incident revealed that he had been taking an SSRI medication at the time of the shooting.

SSRI stands for Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor, and it is a class of drugs that is often used to treat depression and anxiety. It includes Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil and a host of other commonly prescribed antidepressants. And the perpetrators of a raft of school shootings, mass murders and other violent incidents in recent years have been taking them.

And so it was perhaps not surprising when the culprit of this month’s mass shooting at Fort Hood, Specialist Ivan Lopez, turned out to be taking unnamed antidepressants himself.

Although it has yet to be reported (and may in fact never be revealed) precisely what type of antidepressant Lopez was taking or whether it was an SSRI, the number of confirmed SSRI shooters in recent years has raised the question of a causal link between the medication and incidents of violence.

Although the drug manufacturers are quick to downplay this connection as anecdotal or coincidental mounting scientific evidence points to a strong correlation between the use of psychiatric drugs in general, and SSRIS in particular, and violent behavior.

In 2010, the Public Library of Science published a study titled “Prescription Drugs Associa
ted with Reports of Violence Towards Others
” which examined how 484 drugs were associated with 1,937 documented cases of violent behaviour. Of those 484 drugs, 31 of them were responsible for 79% of the violence, including 11 antidepressants.

When incidents of school massacres in the US are charted against prescription of psychiatric medication, the correlation is undeniable. Further research is needed to establish if there is a causal linkage between these pharmaceuticals and the incidents of violence, but critics of the big pharmaceutical manufacturers complain such research is hampered by the low standards for reporting that these companies are held to.

One such critic, David Healy, author of over 150 peer-reviewed papers in the field of psychiatry and the author of numerous books, including Pharmageddon, joined me on The Corbett Report last week to discuss this issue.

Further complicating the issue is the fact that the general public is often, as in the case of the Fort Hood shooter, left in a state of limbo regarding the medical history of the perpetrators of these mass shooting events. Often stories are reported with vague and unconfirmed details about “antidepressants” or sometimes just medication. It can be difficult for the average person to sort through the daily reports of adverse and violent effects of these types of drugs.

One website that helps in that effort is Begun in the 1990s, it is a repository of over 5000 news articles in which prescription drugs were linked to adverse events, including incidents of violence. Last week Julie Wood, one of the proprietors of the site, joined me to discuss the problem of sorting through the often incomplete information from these reports.

In the final equation, the question of the causal linkage between SSRIs and indeed other forms of psychiatric drugs and incidents of violence needs to be taken seriously. There are many factors at play here, from differences in individual reactions to the fact that people who are more likely to commit violent acts in the first place are often the people who are prescribed these drugs.

But the threat of violence has been taken seriously enough that the FDA in the US, the Ministry of Health in Japan and other similar bodies in countries around the world have added a warning in their guidelines for antidepressants. According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, “There are cases where we cannot rule out a causal relationship [of hostility, anxiety, and sudden acts of violence] with the medication.” And in the FDA formulation: “Antidepressant medicines may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults within the first few months of treatment.”

How can it be seen to be a good thing for anyone but the drug manufacturers themselves that these drugs have been on the market for decades and the bodies in charge of regulating them still can only offer such wishy-washy, non-evidence based statements? The issue of drug-linked violence is one that we as a society need to start discussing and acting on soon, otherwise we will continue to let the status quo be ruled not by doctors or patients or their loved ones, and certainly not by the victims of these mass murders, but by the men in the board rooms of these pharmaceutical companies who have been shown time and time again to care about nothing other than their own bottom line.

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The BFP Roundtable convenes once again, as Peter B. Collins, Guillermo Jimenez, James Corbett, and Sibel Edmonds unite to discuss the Russia-NATO conflict over Ukraine, the false choice of the “new cold war,” the Turkish connection to last year’s Syrian false flag, and the fact that Seymour Hersh needs to retire. For more information on these and other topics, please stay tuned to

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Welcome to — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Metgasco’s Gas Exploration Well Delayed After Protesters Block Entrance to Bentley Site
Video: Will You Show Up? I Showed up! #BentleyBlockade
Introducing “The Spark”
There’s Now a Flying Wind Turbine That Doubles As Wi-Fi
Japan, U.S. Fail to Move Closer Over TPP Before Obama Visit
Toyota Becoming More Efficient By Replacing Robots With Humans
Climate Scientist Ridicules U.N. Report as Junk
Soda Sales Rapidly Decline Across the U.S.; Down 20% Since 1998
Do you always agree with the topics newspaper editors choose to cover?

Story #2: US Navy ‘game-changer’: converting seawater into fuel
BlackLight Power Announces Sustained Production of Electricity Using Photovoltaic Conversion
US Navy to Test Futuristic Super-Fast Gun at Sea in 2016

Story #3: Four Blood Moons: Does Alignment of Mars, Earth and Sun Mean the End of the World is Nigh?
Dateline Israel : Signs in the Heavens of a Four Blood Moon Tetrad in 2014 and 2015
Joel 2:31 (King James Version)
Reagan’s astrologer
It’s not an alien invasion, it’s Operation Blue Beam

Other #NewWorldNextWeek news:
Italy’s Bishops Pass Vatican-Backed Rule That Child Molestation Does Not Have to Be Reported
Triathlete Injured By “Hacked” Camera Drone
Eric Harroun, American Jihadist Who Fought in Syria, Dies Suddenly
Media Monarchy: Interview w/ Jefferey Jaxen on ‘Divergent’

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Welcome to — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Monsanto’s ‘Healthier Environment’ Ads Banned in South Africa

South Africans Erase Bad Credit History

China Destroys Illegal GMO Crop Trials on Hainan Island

Brazil Looks to Ban Monsanto’s Roundup, Other Toxicity Risks

GMO Cultivation Declines in Developed Nations for First Time in 18 Years

Volunteer Gardeners Help Texas Community Garden Grow

Open Sourcing the Food, Nutrition, and Supplement Industries

Team of Scientists Release ‘Global Warming’ Counter Report

Japan Told to Halt Antarctic Whaling by International Court

Texas Researcher: Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis in Mice

Deaf 40-Year-Old Woman Hears Sound for First Time

Study Shows We Work Harder If We’re Given Chocolate

American University Students Walk Out on ‘War Criminal’ Cheney

In Thailand, A New Kind of Protest

Dotcom Launches Internet Party

Kim Kardashian Goes Political re: Armenian Genocide

From Zionism to Peace Activism

13 Wisconsin Cities Vote YES to Overturning Citizens United

R**skins Owner Dan Snyder Ridiculed by Native Leader for Promise of Aid

Sen. Harry Reid Predicts R**skins Name Changes Within Three Years

F.C.C. to Free Airwaves for Wi-Fi and Wireless Broadband

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[This report available with German subtitles HERE]

by James Corbett
April 8, 2014

We are taught all our lives that our modern political systems are “by and for the people.” In order to justify taking us to war, then, our misleaders have to convince us that war is not a racket, as General Smedley Butler revealed, and is not for the benefit of the industrialists who sell the munitions or the politicians in their back pocket or the financiers that own them both, but in the interest of the average man or woman. In other words, they lie through their teeth.

Such was the case with Afghanistan, which we were told was all about the hunt for Osama…until it no longer was.

Or in Iraq, which was all about weapons of mass destruction…until it no longer was.

By the time the original lie is exposed, it no longer matters why the war was started, only that it continue as long as it needs to. Suddenly the war in Afghanistan was all about women’s rights and the Iraq war was all about the purple fingers of democracy. Never mind that women in Kabul are worse off under the NATO-installed, UNOCAL consultant Hamid Karzai than they were in the bad old days before Operation Cyclone. Never mind that Iraq is now a balkanized mess, divided along religious and ethnic lines and still rocked by bloody violence on a daily basis. The media spotlight has shifted to the next 24/7 distraction, and the public can go back to not being able to place these countries on a map, let alone care about their inhabitants.

This is exactly the case with the NATO-led invasion of Libya in 2011, which once again we were told was about a heartfelt concern for the well-being of the Libyan people.

If this compassion for the plight of men and women in Libya was so heartfelt, why is it that you have heard nothing whatsoever about Libya in the last two years from the same politicians and talking heads who persuaded you that dropping bombs on the country was the only way to save it? Is it because the situation was resolved with the death of Gaddafi and the virtuous western-backed freedom fighters have established a happy, prosperous, functioning society of peace and happiness? Of course not.

Once again, the public was lied to just enough to convince them that war was necessary to maintain peace, and now that the real mission has been accomplished and Libya’s gold has been stolen and its central bank has been established and its AFRICOM-resisting leader has been killed and it has been established as an operations base for NATO’s Al-CIAda mercenaries, they couldn’t care less about the lives of the Libyan people.

Earlier this week, Faraj Muftah, a spokesman for the largest Arab tribe in Libya, the Warfalla tribe, joined me on The Corbett Report to discuss what life is like in Libya now that the NATO powers and their foreign jihadist assets have taken over the country.

There are those who have been trying to spread the word about this grim reality to anyone who will hear it, but unsurprisingly they have been ignored, shunned, and even threatened by the same US government that once mouthed its concern for Libya. A prime example of this phenomenon are James and JoAnne Moriarty, two Americans working in Libya since 2007 who became first-hand eyewitnesses to the bloody war waged against the Libyan people in 2011 and the aftermath of cover-up perpetrated at the highest levels of political office.

The treatment of the Moriartys, including their blacklisting in business circles in the United States and the numerous death threats they’ve received from government officials, is reprehensible. Those who are concerned about their situation in particular, and the real aftermath of the Libyan war in general, should see their website,, and consult the DVD documenting their experiences for more of these details.

But as long as we continue letting politicians lie about their concern for people around the world, whether it be the Egyptians in Tahrir Square who are now living through an era of chaos and upheaval while being virtually ignored by the politicians and commentators who pretended to care for them, or the Ukrainians who have just been signed into IMF debt slavery by the same forces that pretended to care about their plight, the same scenes of violence and misery will take place over and over again at the expense of the masses and for the benefit of the few at the very top.

For citizens of the NATO countries who insist on blindly supporting the NATO war machine every time it kicks into action anywhere around the globe, and who buy into the rhetoric about helping people around the world and protecting interests abroad, ask yourself this: when was the last time that any war, anywhere, amounted to anything more than a swindle for the benefit of the bankers and the war industry, or anything less than a bloodbath for the average man or woman in the target country?

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by James Corbett
April 1, 2014

Late last week, a conversation between high-ranking Turkish officials was leaked online purporting to expose a plan that had been devised to use a staged attack on a Turkish target in Aleppo as a pretext to start a war with Syria.

The leak of the conversation was considered sensitive enough that the government of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan took the extraordinary measure of blocking YouTube in the country to prevent the population from learning about the story ahead of key local elections.

That a false flag event was being planned as a pretext for war with Syria should come as no surprise to viewers of the alternative media, who know that this was precisely what happened last year when rebel forces used chemical weapons in Ghouta in an attack that was falsely blamed on Syrian government forces, a fact that was confirmed by a recent MIT study into the incident.

And the fact that Turkey in particular would be actively coordinating a staged provocation within the borders of Syria should come as no surprise to followers of, which broke the story in November of 2011 of Syrian military defector Riad al-Assad training Syrian militants at the American Incirlik Base in Adana, Turkey.

And it should come as no surprise to anyone that the corporate media in the US have attempted to obscure the actual content of the conversations in their limited reporting on the subject. Where the head of Turkish intelligence says he will order his men to launch rockets at Turkish targets from within Syria, the BBC portrays this as undefined “military operations.” When the Turkish Ambassador stresses that any attack on the tomb of Suleyman Shah would have to be perpetrated by Turkish agents and made to look like an Al-Qaeda attack, Reuters calls this a plan to “secure” the tomb. When the Turkish Foreign Minister points out that Prime Minister Erdogan sees any such attack as an “opportunity” for Turkey to strike, The Wall Street Journal portrays this as “taking the threat of radical groups in Syria seriously.” The disconnect between what the officials are actually talking about and the way it is being described is striking.

Still, there remain many questions about the recording and where it came from, why it was released now, and what it means for the future of the NATO agenda in Egypt and for the Turkish government. Earlier this week editor and founder Sibel Edmonds joined me on The Corbett Report to discuss the recording and what it means for Turkey.

Although the leaked recording makes a brief mention of Kerry and the US government, this latest development, like so many other developments in Turkish politics, seems to studiously avoid (or to have been studiously edited) to remove more substantial revelations of US State Department cooperation with the Turkish forces, such as the role of Incirlik as a staging ground for these Syrian terrorist insurgents. Instead, the recording has to be seen in terms of the struggle between the CIA-backed Gulenists and Prime Minister Erdogan, a former favored ally of the Western powers who has fallen out of favor in recent years. Although intended to derail Erdogan’s party in the recent crucial elections, it ended up having no noticeable impact, with the AKP claiming a landslide victory in the contest. In fact, this conversation leak is just one of a number of similar operations in recent months, including the leak of a conversation implicating Erdogan in the release of a sex tape in a political scandal and a video of the Prime Minister telling his son to hide money from investigators. These leaks led to the Turkish government’s attempts to ban Twitter use in the country in the name of fighting an ‘international conspiracy’ against the government, a ban that backfired.

As Edmonds explains, however, just because the most recent tape was not leaked for the purpose of derailing any false flag operation, it does have that unintended consequence.

As to what will happen in the future, pieces continue to be moved around on the Turkish chessboard. Earlier this week, Erdogan’s lawyers pressed charges on former intelligence official Ali Fuat Yilmazer, reputedly an operative for the insurgent Gulen gang. To keep up to date with these developments, and what they mean for the future of the region, please stay tuned to

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Welcome to — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Lord Justice Fulford ‘Campaigned to Support PIE Paedophile Group’
Judges Presiding Over Phone Hacking Cases Elevated to Higher Office
Man Convicted of Having Child Sex Abuse Images on PC Wins Appeal Allowing Him Access to Kids
High Court judge and the child sex ring
Judge apologises for involvement with NCCL group linked to PIE
Who is judging the judges?
Bill Clinton identified in lawsuit against his former friend and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
British Paedophile Was Living Next to Resort Where Madeleine McCann Was Snatched
UK Takes Seven Years to Announce McCann’s Proximity to David Reid

Story #2: Vatican Bound Cocaine-Filled Condoms Seized By German Customs
Banquet of Chestnuts
Papal aide, Vatican singer fired over alleged gay-prostitute ring
Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits; At Border, Drugs Go North, Cash Goes South
Flashback: NYSE Chief Meets Rebel in Colombia

Story #3: Sanctions Against Russia? Don’t Tell ExxonMobil
Oil Spill Shuts Down Houston Ship Channel on Exxon Valdez Anniversary
BP Spills Unknown Amount of Tar Sands Into Lake Michigan
U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines
America’s Secret Establishment: China to be world power by year 2000

Abu Ghaith, Osama’s Son-in-Law, Convicted in Terror Trial
Flight 370: AWACS Hijacking, Sabotage and Propaganda
Spyware App Turns Privacy Tables on Google Glass Wearers
YouTube Enlists ‘Trusted Flaggers’ to Police Videos

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by James Corbett
March 25, 2014

Have you or a loved one ever found yourself saying something like this?

Or this?

Or this?

Then you might be suffering from cognitive dissonance.

Cognitive dissonance? What’s that?

The theory of cognitive dissonance was first posited by American social psychologist Leon Festinger in 1957 to explain the discomfort and mental stress that we feel when our beliefs, ideals or values don’t match up to reality.

Festinger’s theory states that when people are in a state of dissonance, that is, when their beliefs or values don’t match up with their behaviour or experiences, they will adjust those beliefs or values, or even adjust their perception of reality, in order to achieve consonance. Furthermore, Fesinger showed that people will actively avoid situations or information that might challenge those beliefs and values in order to avoid dissonance.

This theory helps us to understand how someone can both deny and admit the existence of a conspiracy in the very same breath.

Or how someone can argue for and against the idea that the owner of a publication is essential in determining what its reporters can or can’t talk about.

Or how someone who claims to have studied an institution can deny that it was the product of a conspiracy that was admitted by its conspirators.

Or how someone can claim that if 9/11 had been an inside job it would be the greatest event in the history of American politics and simultaneously an event of no significance whatsoever.

Indeed, 9/11 represents one of the greatest examples of cognitive dissonance in our own era. The public was so traumatized by the reporting of the events of that day that they have become emotionally invested in believing in the official account of those events.

When confronted on this subject, victims of cognitive dissonance will often become abusive and angry, lashing out verbally.

As a number of psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors explain, these responses are a natural defense mechanism when faced with something threatening to our world view.

If these symptoms describe you or someone you know, you may be suffering from cognitive dissonance. Those suffering from such dissonance might be conditioned to expect some form of medication to be available to repress these symptoms, but this too is a lie that must be confronted. In truth, the only thing that can overcome this dissonance is to admit to yourself that you’ve been lied to, and to inform yourself about those lies.

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This has been a public service announcement from The Corbett Report…confronting cognitive dissonance one report at a time.

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Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of and Broc West of break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month’s conversation:

SEGMENT 1: Asia-Pacific Protests
And Now….The ‘Anti-Protest’ Law in Australia
Thousands drawn to Australia-wide protests against government policies
Taiwan protesters occupy parliament over China trade pact
Tokyo rally against reactor restarts draws over 5,000
Thailand to lift Bangkok state of emergency

SEGMENT 2: Military Maneuvers
Philippines: Ban on foreign military bases not absolute
Japan Draws Up Overhaul Of Arms-Export Ban
China announces military spending increase
Australia to buy U.S. Triton drones to secure Indian Ocean resources
North Korea test-fires missiles amid tensions

SEGMENT 3: Kunming Attack Blame Game
From Pakistan, Uyghur Separatist Vows Revenge on China
Uyghur militant’s support for Kunming knife attack ‘proof of China’s terror threat’
Suspected Uyghurs Rescued in Thai Raid of Human Trafficking Camp
Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B

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Welcome to — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: ‘Most Transparent’ White House Ever Rewrote FOIA to Suppress Sensitive Docs
Wikipedia: Sunshine Week
‘Everywhere You Look, There’s Conspiracy Afoot’ by Cass Sunstein
Cass (Cognitive Infiltration) Sunstein Working on New Book About ‘Conspiracy Theories’
Federal Reserve Is Not a Conspiracy: Sunstein
Cass Sunstein’s Conspiracy-Related AMA on Reddit
Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories
Oregon Sen. Wyden Says CIA ‘Embedded In A Culture Of Misinformation’

Story #2: First Reporter to Write Story on LA Earthquake Wasn’t a Person
A Fundamental Way Newspaper Sites Need to Change

Story #3: Scientists’ Hidden Links to GMO Food Giants
Speed Up GM Crops in UK, Say Scientists; Dismissing Opponents’ Arguments as ‘Neurosis’
PDF: Letter Advising the Prime Minister on the Risks and Benefits of GM Technologies
Rothamsted Scientist’s Role in Destruction of Key GM Research
Interview With Pere Puigdomènech on Creating Artificial Diversity
The Infanticide Advocate Promoting Golden Rice
Bugs Have Already Evolved Immunity to GMO Corn
South Africa Forces Monsanto to Withdrawal ‘Unsubstantiated Advertising

Updates: Australia PM Says Satellite Imagery Found Objects Possibly Related to #MH370
How to Steal an Airplane: From 9/11 to #MH370
Another Banker Jumps Off Building in NYC, 12th Banker Suicide This Year
How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed Liz Wahl’s Resignation

#NewWorldNextWeek: @GJSalisbury UK Nuclear Power Station Taken Offline Over Fears of Fukushima-Style Disaster
Revealed: The MoD’s Secret Cyberwarfare Programme
@RvTheory6 ‘Ripple Effect’ Interviews James Evan Pilato of @MediaMonarchy

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