Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Interesting. Many of us know exactly what Gearoid Colmain is stating so passionately. Take care Mr.Colmain ... I always fear for the safety of people who speak the truth, are idealistic and can't be bought. Evil walks our planet these days like it owns it and everybody in it. The labyrinth of falsehoods, false flags, lies, tyranny, propaganda, murder, suicide, hypocrisy, acrimony and deceit is all around us.
The vid below was posted on Jan 9th.
Some of the countries in it, either in major or minor roles:
USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, Yemen, Nigeria, France with (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad ) Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Albania, Estonia, Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Republic of Korea, Ireland, Spain, Slovakia, Norway, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Novorussia, Ukraine, Russia, Chechnya, Somalia, Iran, India, South Korea, North Korea, Central African Republic, Kenya, Tunisia, The Philippines, Egypt, Albania, Serbia, China, Sudan, South Sudan, Bukina Faso, Palestine, Georgia, Chad, Spain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Nepal, Congo, Uganda, Romania, Mexico, Gambia, Haiti, Cameroon, Chad.....
Things are moving at such a breakneck speed that it's becoming impossible to keep track of even 50% of the war-related news. Below just a few of the developments.
US Army Command delegation ‘to arrive in Kiev this week’
Representatives of the US Army Command will arrive in Ukraine in the coming days, Ukrainian military announced. The visit comes as the Kiev forces have launched a large-scale offensive on the militia positions in the south-east of the country.
“This week, a delegation from the US Army Command, headed by Commander of US Army Europe, Lt. Gen [Frederick Ben] Hodges, will arrive in Ukraine,” Vladislav Seleznyov, spokesman for Ukraine’s General Staff of Armed Forces, said at a media briefing in Kiev on Monday.
The spokesman also said that Ukraine will take part in the NATO Military Committee conference on January 20-22.
The get-together will be dedicated to the issues of military cooperation between Ukraine and NATO as well as plans to reform the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the evaluation of the situation in south-eastern Ukraine, he said.
Previously, the Society of Assistance to Defense of Ukraine announced that it has already began training military specialists in line with NATO programs........
Russian Defense Minister flies to Iran for signing military cooperation agreement
Crucial issues of global and regional security and measures to step up military and technical cooperation will be discussed at the meeting of the two countries' defense ministers
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has left for Iran on an official visit for signing a military cooperation agreement.
“While in Tehran Shoigu will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehgan,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
“Crucial issues of global and regional security and measures to step up military and technical cooperation will be discussed at the meeting,” he said.
A military cooperation agreement is to be signed.........
From Novorussia TV
ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages, demands ransom
1st time ISIS has specifically demanded cash for hostages
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Tuesday threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives $200 million US in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom from Japan's premier during his visit to the Middle East.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to save the men, saying: "Their lives are the top priority."
However, Abe and other Japanese officials declined to say whether they'd make the payment to save the men, identified in an extremist video released Tuesday as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa.
The video, identified as being made by ISIS's al-Furqan media arm and posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group, mirrored other hostage threats it has made..........
Militias attack Yemen president's private home: minister.
Militia fighters bombarded the private residence of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Tuesday in an effort to overthrow the government, the country's information minister said.
The attack followed some of the worst fighting in the capital Sanaa in years on Monday, when guards loyal to Hadi fought artillery battles near the presidential palace with the powerful Houthi movement, which has been in dispute with Hadi over political and constitutional issues.
"Yemeni president under attack by armed militias seeking the overthrow of the ruling system," Information Minister Nadia al-Saqqaf said on Twitter on Tuesday evening......
from PressTV (vid at link)
Press TV has interviewed Ibrahim Mousavi, a political analyst from Beirut, to discuss the recent Israeli airstrike on the Golan Heights in Syria.
The political commentator believes that the deadly air raid is the latest in decades-long history of Israel’s flagrant acts of aggression, massacres and crimes against Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and other nations of the region. He also maintains that Hezbollah resistance movement, six of whose members were killed in the raid, reserves the rights to deliver a calculated response to this savage act and hit back hard at Israel.
American support for a pair of diplomatic initiatives in Syria underscores the shifting views of how to end the civil war there and the West’s quiet retreat from its demand that the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, step down immediately.
The Obama administration maintains that a lasting political solution requires Mr. Assad’s exit. But facing military stalemate, well-armed jihadists and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the United States is going along with international diplomatic efforts that could lead to more gradual change in Syria.......
New fighting near biggest Libyan oil port
Libyan armed factions accused each other on Monday of launching new attacks near the country's largest oil port, Es Sider.
Two opposing governments -- the internationally recognized authorities in the east and rivals who have seized the capital Tripoli -- are fighting for control of the country.
Troops loyal to the government in Tripoli launched an offensive last month to try to take Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports, which have had to shut down operations. Both sides declared partial ceasefires in the past few days to give a U.N.-sponsored dialogue a chance after a month of clashes..........
US Troops Continue To See Fire in Iraq
he 300 US soldiers and Marines at al Asad air base in Iraq's Anbar province continue to see mortar fire directed at their positions, with six more mortar rounds landing on the sprawling complex last week.
A Pentagon spokesman confirmed the incoming fire, but said that the closest rounds landed about a kilometer away, noting that the base is roughly the size of the city of Boulder, Colorado.
The 2,200 US personnel on the ground in Iraq are busily training 12 Iraqi and Kurdish brigades at facilities located at al Asad, Camp Taji just north of Baghdad, and in the Kurdish controlled north in Erbil.
And while about 900 more American troops are slated to flow into Iraq in the coming weeks, the air war is continuing apace. As of Jan. 11, the US and its allies have flown 15,670 sorties over Iraq and Syria, 1,761 of those involved striking targets on the ground, according to numbers provided by the Pentagon.
US Navy and Air Force aircraft have seen the vast amount of action, with 1,431 airstrikes under their belt, 715 of which hit Islamic State targets in Iraq, and 716 in Syria. The overall price tag for Operation Inherent Resolve since airstrikes began on Aug. 8, which also includes the 2,200 US soldiers now stationed in Iraq, is $1.2 billion.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the coalition conducted six more airstrikes in Syria, and 12 in Iraq....
"Islamic State" releases hundreds of elderly Yazidis
Without warning, "Islamic State" has orchestrated a mass release of hostage Yazidis. Most of those let go were eldery or infirm and were likely a burden on the Islamist militia group, observers said.
The "Islamic State" (IS) terror militia group has released hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis on Saturday after holding them since August, officials and activists confirmed. Those freed were mostly elderly, disabled, or unwell, including some infants with serious illnesses.
The victims were freed on the edge of the city of Kirkuk and met by Kurdish peshmerga forces. Some were in wheelchairs and others were leaning on canes as Kurdish doctors and nurses ushered them to a health center for immediate medical attention. After moving from place to place for months, one of the freed Yazidis described being loaded in buses, where they were sure they would be executed, before being freed at the entrance of Kirkuk..........
Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile long wall along its northern border with Iraq in order to keep ISIS at bay, the Telegraph newspaper reported today.
Once completed, the wall will consist of a ditch and a triple-layered steel fence, with 40 watchtowers spread out along it. Each watchtower will be equipped with high-tech surveillance radars that are capable of detecting low-flying helicopters and approaching vehicles, as well as being able to spot a human from the range of about 20km.
There will also be 38 separate communication towers in place and 32 military response stations, as well as 240 armed rapid response vehicles which will patrol the wall......
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said he had met top Syrian opposition official Haytham Manna as well as other anti-Assad figures in a bid to help end the four-year-old war raging in the country.
“I had already met, besides Syrian dissident Haytham Manna, a number of other opposition [officials] in an effort to contribute to a political solution to the Syrian crisis,” Nasrallah said in excerpts from a wide-ranging interview with pan-Arab satellite channel Al-Mayadeen.....
.....Nasrallah revealed that a certain country involved in the Syria crisis has informed Russia of its readiness to accept any deal to end the conflict, “including the survival of the regime,” provided that Syrian President Bashar Assad is removed from power.”
That country, according to Nasrallah, does not mind that Assad be succeeded by a new president from the same Alawite sect to which Assad belongs........
Are Israel, Jabhat al-Nusra coordinating on attacks in Syria?
QUNEITRA, Syria — Since the start of the Syrian crisis, the Syrian regime has routinely accused Israel of playing a hidden role, from Qusair in the Homs countryside in May 2013 to the emergence and advances of the southern front in September 2014. UN reports published in December appear to vindicate the regime’s arguments that Israel is involved with the southern rebels.
According to a UN report covering the period from March to May 2014, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) detected contact between rebels and the Israeli army across the Golan cease-fire line, particularly during fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the rebels. The report also confirmed that the UN forces spotted rebels transporting 89 wounded across the cease-fire line into the Israeli occupied zone, where they were handed over 19 people who had received medical treatment in addition to two dead. The UN forces also noted that the Israeli army delivered two boxes to rebels on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
Communications increased between rebels and the Israeli army before the eruption of the southern front in Daraa and Quneitra in September, according to Quneitra opposition activist Mohammad Qasim, a pseudonym due to the sensitivity of the subject........
Mexico nabs alleged killer of students
Mexican security forces have apprehended an alleged drug cartel hitman and a presumed mastermind behind the abduction and suspected massacre of 43 students in September last year.
Felipe Rodriguez, alias "The Brush" or "The Stubborn One," was transferred to the Assistant Attorney General's Office for Special Investigations on Organized Crime on Friday.
He is a member of the Guerreros Unidos organized crime organization and believed to be the "material author" of the killings, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement....
Chadian troops arrive in Cameroon to help fight Boko Haram
A convoy of about 400 Chadian tanks, with hundreds of Chadian troops, has arrived in neighboring Cameroon to help fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants.
Thousands of residents in Cameroon's border town of Kousseri welcomed the soldiers who were deployed to recapture the town of Baga, bordering Chad, Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon.
Chadian President Idriss Deby had said in a speech, "Cameroon must not be left alone to face this threat that has so hurt innocent people in Cameroon and in Nigeria," adding that “We cannot remain indifferent to what happens to our neighbors.".......
Five Pakistani men held in Afghanistan over school massacre: officials
Five Pakistani men have been arrested in Afghanistan in connection with the Taliban massacre of 134 school children in the Pakistani city of Peshawar last month, officials from both countries said on Sunday.
The five were detained last week after Pakistan sent a list of suspects to security services in the neighboring nation, said the officials who asked not to be named.
Taliban gunmen opened fire in the military-run school on Dec. 16, killing nine staff and the students, many of them the children of army personnel, in the country's bloodiest massacre in years.
"We are investigating whether the five detained are the ones wanted by Pakistan," one of the Afghan officials told Reuters.......
Monday, January 19, 2015
because the USA and her allies would rather push the blame on the pro-Russia rebels?
Below, the latest documentary from RT on the crash.
A couple of paras from Robert Parry's article at ConsortiumNews:
....I’m told that President Barack Obama has received briefings on what this evidence shows and what U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded about the likely guilty parties — and that Obama may have shared some of those confidential findings with the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak when they met on Dec. 24 in Hawaii.
But the U.S. government has gone largely silent on the subject after its initial rush to judgment pointing fingers at ethnic Russian rebels for allegedly firing the missile and at the Russian government for supposedly supplying a sophisticated Buk anti-aircraft battery capable of bringing down the aircraft at 33,000 feet........
Who knew there were so many nitwit countries in the Balkans?! Is it the people themselves or their leaders who are batshit crazy? Knowing about the insanity displayed by our own governments in North America, I bet it's the fearmongering politicians in those countries having a marvellous loony-tunes time demonizing Putin and Russia. Madness!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
It will guarantee him a place in history for being one of the main donors to the organizers of the American Civil Uprising of 2014/15 which uprising is ultimately going to develop into a civil war and break up the USA into two nations ...a White America and a non-White America.
Although the writer below thinks Soros is the lone donor of the Ferguson movement, I am willing to bet that there are several more sponsors with deep pockets who are anxious to see the bully nation brought to her knees.
Being a hedge fund kind of guy that George Soros is, I have a suspicion that he is also partly or maybe even fully, funding the "Blue Lives Matter" which is a pro-Police movement taking root in many cities.
All in all, a nice ripe scenario for a glorious revolution. What's not to like about that eh?!
Kelly Riddell writing at WashingtonTimes:
George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action
Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists
There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets.
Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest movement through years of funding and mobilizing groups across the U.S., according to interviews with key players and financial records reviewed by The Washington Times.
In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations.
The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre........
Good move from both Brazil and The Netherlands. The barbarity shown by this supposedly "most democratic of Muslim nations" by executing drug smugglers is beyond the pale. I wish many other nations had done likewise, even if their citizens were not among those executed.
Isn't it strange that Muslim nations are so much against drugs when their own book is made up of the most lethal hallucinogenic havoc causing deadly concoctions?
Andrew Pestano writing at UPI:
Brazil and Netherlands recalled their Indonesian ambassadors after the firing-squad execution of six people convicted of drug smuggling.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pleaded for clemency before the executions.
Marco Archer, 53, from Brazil, and Ang Kiem Soe, 52, from the Netherlands, were among those executed. The four others were from Malawi, Nigeria, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Archer is the first Brazilian to be executed by a foreign government. Indonesian President Joko Widodo previously said he will show no mercy to drug criminals.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said the execution was "a cruel and inhumane punishment... an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity.".....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
I was looking at the map of the USA and thought that Chicago would probably be the capital of the Black American side of the ultimately broken up America. Reason: It's Obama's home town and a great number of prominent Black Americans live in that city. And, me thinks Rahm Emanuel has been already laying the groundwork for the coming division. The real fireworks will start soon after the 2016 presidential elections when Obama will be free to become the George Washington for his people and the saviour of the Spanish speaking people in many of the States down south and east. I see Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, New York State, Pennsylvania and Michigan siding with Obama and the new Black America. Wonder which other States or parts of States will join the new country. Wonder what name the new citizens of a new country will choose to give it.
Exciting times are ahead.
The best thing of all will be the comforting thought that a war machine will be broken up and the rest of the world might at long last escape the tyranny of the bully Empire.
A crowd of about 40 #DCFerguson protesters march, blocking traffic at rush hour. They shout: "No Justice, No Peace!" pic.twitter.com/u6IDXO4fa5
— Natalie DiBlasio (@ndiblasio) January 15, 2015
Die-In on the streets of Staten Island. #EricGarner #BlackLivesMatter #NYC4MLK pic.twitter.com/Qg76odtRSb
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) January 16, 2015
Over 200 at #ReclaimMLKchi action. Will march to Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Ctr. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/ECd0rDKeRh
— Minku (@MinkuMedia) January 16, 2015
So many similarities between the America of today and the days in mid-1770s when the colonies of Britain decided to decouple from the powers in Britain. The continentals ran out of patience with the English king and his harsh unreasonable policies imposed on them and took the bold step of not only fighting for independence but within no time at all, making such a great success of a united America. How did their descendants in less than 250 years manage to make such a mess of it all today?
I find it so heartbreaking that the Americans of today do not pay any heed to the reason why their ancestors had opted for independence from their masters over the ocean. The harsh warlike bullish nature of the America of today is not unlike the commands and bullying that came from England during those years before the war for independence. It is this same reason why today we are seeing the BRICS and other nations seeking to decouple from the bully Empire.
I guess this takes care of one of the items on the list of demands to be met, that the jihadis holding the Jordanian pilot have made known to the powers-that-be. Oman is the ideal country to act as a go-between as it is, so far anyway, not involved in the madness steaming forth from the jihadis and the Western powers.
Our new normal. Expect more and learn to live with it. It's an acquired taste that the short-sighted, delusional and brainwashed take to, like fish take to water.
Guantánamo sends 5 Yemeni detainees to Oman, Estonia
The United States released five more Yemeni detainees from the prison camps in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday to far-flung locations — four to the Arabian Sea nation of Oman, and a fifth to Estonia in Northern Europe — in continuing transfers that have stirred protest from Congress.
A day earlier leading Republicans, notified in advance of the transfers, called a Capitol Hill news conference to seek more restrictions on the release of detainees at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba, which as of Wednesday numbered 122 prisoners.
“The decision to transfer a detainee is made only after detailed, specific conversations with the receiving country about the potential threat a detainee may pose after transfer,” said Paul Lewis, the Pentagon’s special envoy for Guantánamo prison closure, in announcing the latest release.....
.... all found in plenty in the Ukraine
What a madhouse! It wouldn't bother us much, if not for the fact that the Prime Minister of our country and the whole entire bing-bang at the White House, were not wallowing in bed with that gangster country. What a huge sticky mess!
Mikhail Klikushin writing at Observer:
The New Ukraine Is Run by Rogues, Sexpots, Warlords, Lunatics and Oligarchs
Prominent Ukrainian MP denounces Obama's weakness, calls him a 'shot-down pilot'
There were times in Ukraine’s recent history when even the country’s military brass were kneeling before the U.S. Literally. In June 2013, then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft received the saber of the Ukrainian Cossack in the city of Kherson from a kneeling Ukrainian high-rank military official. Mr. Tefft nowadays is serving the country as an Ambassador to Russia where no such honors are even imaginable.
But that was then—a previous regime.
On the surface, today’s Ukraine is much more favorably disposed toward everything Western and everything American because of the exciting wind of transformations that swept through the Ukrainian political landscape last year. Its political culture looks modern, attractive, refined and European. For example, at the end of last year a new law was passed that allowed former citizens of other countries to participate in Ukrainian politics and even the government, in case they denounce their former citizenships. The reason given was the fight with notorious Ukrainian corruption. Apparently, in a country of more than 40 million people, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk (called “Rabbit” by his citizens) couldn’t find a dozen or so native-born yet not corrupt professionals for his government.
Now three former foreigners—ex-American Natalia Yaresko (Minister for Finance), ex-Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavičius (Minister For Economy and Trade) and ex-Georgian Alexander Kvitashvili (Minister for Public Health)—are firmly established in their new cabinets. They are just the beginning. They gave up their U.S. and European passports with only two benefits in return: a $200-a-month salary and the chance to build a prosperous new Ukraine.
In a strange twist of fate, the Ukrainian ministers during their meetings now have to speak hated Russian—former foreigners do not speak Ukrainian well enough and locals do not speak English at the level necessary for complicated discussions on how to save a Ukraine economy that is disappearing before their eyes.
The problems they are facing are overwhelming. The new minister for economy, Mr. Abromavičius, knows that the country is in fact bankrupt. “To expect that we are going to produce real as opposed to declarative incentive programs is unrealistic,” he declared. In other words, the new Ukrainian budget is nothing but a piece of paper. But without this piece of paper there will be no new money from the European Bank and the IMF.
The first steps he has taken so far are controversial.
On January 5, the new minister for economy appointed former Estonian Jaanika Merilo—a young dark-haired beauty—as his advisor on foreign investments, improvement of business climate in Ukraine, coordination of international programs and so on. Directly after her appointment, the young lady put online not her resume or a program for Ukrainian financial stabilization but a series of candid shots that display her long legs, plump lips and prominent cleavage. In some shots, she places a knife to her lips a la Angelina Jolie and sits on the chair a la Sharon Stone.......
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The hypocrisy is much more jaw-dropping than the few items touched on by the two journalists. Just a few hours ago, France arrested a black comedian for posting some nonsense on his facebook page on the pretext that it either condoned or encouraged terrorism. The shamelessness of the world leaders and the utter lies and hypocrisy, especially from the politicians of the Anglosphere, is affecting even the stock markets and the economy. When citizens see their politicians in their naked hypocrisy, how can they have any respect or confidence in their government?
While everybody is so engrossed with jihadi terrorism, let's take a peek at the masters of terrorism ... the government bodies themselves. Is it possible that the jihadis of today have learnt their tricks from those who rule over us? Is it possible that terrorism from governments which goes by the name "war" begets another kind of a war ... this time from those who were terrorized by the State? There is no end to the cycle of violence.
Warning: the link has graphic pics.
Dr David Halpin writing at Global Research:
“Je suis Ali Abbas”: The Forgotten Victims of State Terrorism
Massive terrorist attacks were hatched back soon after the pretext of cinematographic ‘terrorist’ attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
The state broadcaster in the UK pumped out the propaganda for these with all vigour and its usual guile. The people of Afghanistan were first in line, that winter bombing and invasion had been planned for some months before smoke billowed up from the Twin Towers.
Iraqi humans were to be next. Perle, Wolfowitz, Edelman, Bolton and other Zionists were sitting in our homes as bold as brass. People like Tom Mangold frightened the old ladies with stories about the nerve gas attacks on the Tokyo tube and how Sarin in a bursting light bulb could kill in seconds. ‘Free speech, fraternitė, and democracy’ were in the mix, but only a small part of broadcasting time was given over to speakers who were against terrorism by states. They naively thought the Nuremberg protocols and the Charter of the UN had meaning in international law.
The psychopathic cabal in No 10 got the cogs turning in the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Office and MI6. A ‘dossier’ was produced in September 2002 but it turned out to be a ridiculous cut and paste job of a PhD ‘thesis’ from LA. To laugh in the faces of those with any power of analysis is usual. And there were the anthrax attacks in the ‘land of the free’. Those were surely false flags, and lo, Perle claimed that they originated from Iraq.
The war machinery was gathering pace in spite of a majority of British citizens which tried quite hard to throw a spanner in the works. The smiling, paramount psychopath and war criminal Blair, was undeterred (image, right). A second ‘dossier’ was washed many times through the MoD and No 10 computers. Another psychopath and ex-Mirror journalist Alistair Campbell (image below) was the editor it seems. Saddam, the terrorist, could hit UK forces in Cyprus after a 45 minute order to launch.
This planned holocaust – the mass killing of humans by humans, as usual, gained it own momentum. A Danish freighter, the MV Barbara, had cast off ............
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Good advice for the powers-that-be that we know the warmongers won't take as their perpetual greed for lavish lifestyles will forever mean shedding blood of humans in neverending wars.
George Washington writing at ZeroHedge
How to Beat Terrorism: Stop Making the Same 7 Mistakes
In the wake of the barbaric Paris terror attack, everyone is debating how to stop further terrorism.
Some say we need more war against Islamic countries … or more spying … or more crackdowns on our liberties.
But – despite what the talking heads may say – the methods for stopping future attacks are well known.
We’ve got to drain the swamp.
I. Stop Overthrowing the Moderates and Arming the Crazies
We know it’s a difficult concept to grasp, but if we want to stop terrorism we should – wait for it – stop supporting terrorists......
.....Indeed, the French terrorists who just murdered the cartoonists in Paris apparently just returned
from waging war against the Syrian government, where they may – directly or indirectly
– have obtained U.S. weapons or training......
II. Stop Supporting the Dictators Who Fund Terrorists
Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest sponsor of radical Islamic terrorists.
The Saudis have backed ISIS and many other brutal terrorist groups. According to sworn declarations from a 9/11 Commissioner and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11, the Saudi government backed the 9/11 hijackers (see section VII for details).
Saudi Arabia is the hotbed of the most radical Muslim terrorists in the world: the Salafis (both ISIS and Al Qaeda are Salafis).
And the Saudis – with U.S. support – back the radical “madrassas” in which Islamic radicalism was spread.
And yet the U.S. has been supporting the Saudis militarily, with NSA intelligence and in every other way possible for 70 years.
In addition, top American terrorism experts say that U.S. support for brutal and tyrannical countries in the Middle east – like Saudi Arabia – is one of the top motivators for Arab terrorists.......
III. Stop Imperial Conquests for Arab Oil
The U.S. has undertaken regime change against Arab leaders we don’t like for six decades. We overthrew the leader of Syria in 1949, Iran in 1953, Iraq twice, Afghanistan twice, Turkey, Libya … and other oil-rich countries.
Neoconservatives planned regime change throughout the Middle East and North Africa yet again in 1991.
Top American politicians admit that the Iraq oil was about oil, not stopping terrorism........
Monday, January 12, 2015
Great cartoons from the Middle East papers. Freedom of speech for all is how I love it. Nobody should be considered "untouchable" for either criticism or ridicule.
More here at FirstLook
Some of the countries in it, either in major or minor roles:
USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, Yemen, Nigeria, France with (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad ) Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Albania, Estonia, Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Republic of Korea, Ireland, Spain, Slovakia, Norway, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Novorussia, Ukraine, Russia, Chechnya, Somalia, Iran, India, South Korea, North Korea, Central African Republic, Kenya, Tunisia, The Philippines, Egypt, Albania, Serbia, China, Sudan, South Sudan, Bukina Faso, Palestine, Georgia, Chad, Spain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Nepal, Congo, Uganda, Romania, Mexico, Gambia, Haiti, Cameroon.....
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 10, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials provided details on the latest airstrikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Kobani, 11 airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and 15 fighting positions.
-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL guard facilities.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Iraq:
-- Near Irbil, an airstrike struck an ISIL controlled bridge.
-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and semi-truck.
-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed 50 civilians
A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed at least 50 Syrian civilians late last month when it targeted a headquarters of Islamic State extremists in northern Syria, according to an eyewitness and a Syrian opposition human rights organization.
The civilians were being held in a makeshift jail in the town of Al Bab, close to the Turkish border, when the aircraft struck on the evening of Dec. 28, the witnesses said. The building, called the Al Saraya, a government center, was leveled in the airstrike. It was days before civil defense workers could dig out the victims’ bodies.
The U.S. Central Command, which had not previously announced the airstrike, confirmed the attack Saturday in response to repeated McClatchy inquiries. “Coalition aircraft did strike and destroy an ISIL headquarters building in Al Bab on Dec. 28,” Col. Patrick S. Ryder said in an email......
War happened here...: http://t.co/a7wqjPWzbt #Novorussia #Novorossiya #Donbas
— rouge68 (@rougek68) September 28, 2014
Bahraini protesters clash with police over opposition leader's detention
Dozens of Bahraini protesters on Friday clashed with security forces who fired bird shot and tear gas to disperse them during an anti-government rally over the detention of an opposition leader, a Reuters witness said.
Western-allied Bahrain has seen outbreaks of sectarian tension since security forces quelled 'Arab Spring' protests in 2011. Bahrain's majority Shi'ite Muslims have demanded reforms and a bigger share in government in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based.........
Lebanon: Twin Suicide Bombing Kills Nine in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen
Two Lebanese suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded cafe in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Saturday night, killing nine civilians and wounding 37 others.
A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP: "The first suicide bomber entered into the Ashqar cafe at around 7:30 pm (5:30 GMT) and blew himself up.Then, a second suicide attacker arrived, and blew himself up too.”
The Ministry of Health said in a statement that "nine people were killed and 37 others wounded.”
Al-Qaeda's Syria branch, al-Nusra Front, claimed responsibility for the attack in the majority Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen via Twitter.........
Protesters continued their violent anti-government protests in Haiti on Saturday. http://t.co/eUooZXMAeF pic.twitter.com/ewQAwFr0fM
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) January 11, 2015
From TodayInAfghanistan blog;
News of the Day for Sunday, January 11, 2015
A couple of stories today indicating that some militants in Af-Pak are adopting the Islamic State brand, and that foreigners identifying with IS are coming to the region. First, a video posted on-line shows a former Taliban spokesman addressing a crowd to announce that various Afghan and Pakistani leaders have pledged allegiance to IS. A Pakistani soldier is then beheaded with a machete.
Meanwhile, the police chief of southern Zabul says that Arab militants have entered the area, with their families. It is not clear how extensive support for IS is in the region or how seriously one should take all this.
Residents of Sangin, Helmand, also say IS is operating in the area............
Boko Haram Torches Nigerian Town of Baga; 2,000 Missing: Senator
More than 2,000 people are unaccounted for after radical Islamist sect Boko Haram torched more than 10 towns and villages in Nigeria, a local lawmaker told NBC News. Ahmed Zanna, a senator for Borno state where the attack happened, said the militants razed the town of Baga as well as "10-to-20" other communities in the country's rural northeast over the past five days. "These towns are just gone, burned down," he told NBC News via telephone. "The whole area is covered in bodies.".........
You gotta wonder which well-heeled nation is funding Boko Haram. Guns and bombs are expensive and do not grow on trees. Someone somewhere is pleased that Nigeria won't be able to join the BRICS ... not anytime soon. Someone somewhere is estastic that that part of Africa will remain poor and illiterate for many more decades.
Boko Haram attacks Cameroon military base
Nigeria's armed group launches assault in northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata, forcing many to flee, police say.
Fighters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram have launched an attack on a military base in the northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata, police say.
Monday's attack came a day after blasts struck an open market selling mobile handsets in the town of Potiskum in Yobe state, one of three Nigerian states after Adamawa and Borno that have been hit by Boko Haram.......
Three Saudi guards killed in suicide, gun attack on Iraq border: ministry
Militants killed two Saudi border guards and their commanding officer on the frontier with Iraq early on Monday, the interior ministry said, in a suicide and gun attack one analyst called Islamic State's first assault on the kingdom.
The boundary, defended by earth barriers and fences and monitored by cameras and radar, has been attacked in the past by mortar bombs fired from a distance, but there have been no ground assaults in recent years.........
Saudi Arabia has arrested three Saudi nationals and four Syrians over links to a suicide bombing and gun attack on the kingdom's border with Iraq, the first ground assault by militants on the frontier in years........
Two Egyptian protesters killed in Cairo The two were killed when Egyptian security forces dispersed a protest
Two protesters were killed in Cairo on Friday when security forces dispersed a protest staged by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, a source with Morsi's main support bloc has said......
War in Donbas / New Year's greetings to the people of Novorussia from a commander https://t.co/Pc0sKRm4gu
— Сергей Лях (@SergeyLyah) December 30, 2014
These nitwits are probably converts to islam and their new names are probably Mohammed1 and Mohammed2 but don't expect the shitty Canadian politically correct media to tell you that even though we would not be where we are today if not for the damned political correctness from the media and from the lousy politicians of the Western world.
Ashton Larmond and Carlos Larmond, Ottawa twin brothers, face terrorism charges
Man arrested at airport as he was 'intending to travel overseas for terrorist purposes,' RCMP say
RCMP have arrested and charged twin brothers from Ottawa — Ashton Carleton Larmond and Carlos Larmond — on several terrorism-related offences, including one charge of trying to leave Canada to "participate in terrorist activity abroad."
The two men each face multiple charges. The statement didn't say if the pair were related, but they share a last name and a Nov. 21, 1990, birthday. A former minor hockey teammate also confirmed the two men are twins.
Carlos Larmond was arrested at Montreal’s Trudeau airport as he was "intending to travel overseas for terrorist purposes," RCMP said in a release...........
Two sieges in France have been brought to a bloody end, with three gunmen and four hostages killed.
Two brothers who killed 12 in an attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine on Wednesday were shot dead as they fled a warehouse north of Paris, firing at police.
Shortly afterwards in eastern Paris, anti-terrorist forces stormed a kosher supermarket where hostages were being held by a gunman with reported links to the brothers.
The gunman and four hostages died.
French police believe the captives were killed before the assault on the Hypercasher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters late on Friday.
Four hostages were seriously injured and 15 were rescued unhurt. Two police officers were injured......
A big rally, supposedly of 3 million people, was held on Jan 11 in Paris and was attended by a horde of hypocritical world leaders who are much better known killers than the French jihadis responsible for 17 deaths. The rally was supposedly held to show that the French have now
miraculously all become united after the Hebdo tragedy ... just like how the Americans all cried their eyes out to show they were all united after 9/11. The stench from the hypocrisy rising from the world leaders marching side by side with millions of the sheeple must have reached well beyond our universe and polluted the atmosphere of even the next.
In Ukraine's Donetsk, the 'death clutch' of a forgotten war
Both Russian and Ukrainian economies in tatters, half a million people displaced
Frozen and forgotten — it's a tempting way to describe the bitter, low-grade war in eastern Ukraine.
It started in the spring, it drags on. Almost 5,000 people have been killed while the world yawns. ISIS, Ebola — these are more terrifying crises.
But for Liuba from Snizhnye, a mining town near Donetsk, the memory of conflict sears.
"I turned around right when the missile landed. The building began to collapse, windows were raining down on us. My legs were injured by the shrapnel, and a shock wave hit my eyes.
"One eye immediately went blind," she says. "My husband and I crawled to the basement. But my mother had stayed on the sixth floor under the missiles and bullets. We went up and brought her down."
I met Liuba this fall in the city of Kharkiv, just outside the war zone. She had escaped the shelling with her husband and mother.
She wasn't sure where the missile came from but she blamed the Ukrainian army. In trying to dislodge pro-Moscow separatists, they had destroyed her family's life..........
.......Ukraine's central bank chief has called 2014 the worst year for Ukraine since 1945, with the economy forecast to shrink by an astounding 7.5 per cent.
Thanks to war, sanctions and the end of the oil bonanza, Russia will do scarcely better, with forecasts suggesting a five per cent contraction next year. Bitter times..........
Turkey bombing: Female suicide attacker hits Istanbul police station
A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one police officer and injuring another, officials say.
She targeted a police station in the tourist hub of Sultanahmet, near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia museum.
The woman spoke English with "a thick accent", but her nationality and identity remained unknown, Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin told Turkish TV.
No group has yet said it was behind the attack, the second on police in a week.
Police arrested a man who threw grenades and fired a weapon at officers near the prime minister's office last Thursday, but no-one was injured in that attack.........
YBŞ commander: The Yazidi people are resisting
Sinjar Resistance Units (YBŞ) commander Zerdeşt Şengali called on all Yazidis (Ezidi) to support the YBŞ, adding that the stronger the force became the better it would be for the Yazidis and for Kurdistan.
Şengali told ANF that when ISIS gangs had taken Mosul in June 2014 the Yazidi people had realised Sinjar would be targeted because of its religious, historical and geographical importance. He added: “We called on political and military circles in Kurdistan to review the security situation in Sinjar, but I’m afraid to say that our brothers in the KDP and peshmerga did not allow any other military or political force in Sinjar until the massacre started.”
Zerdeşt Şengali said the YBŞ had been established in order to combat the massacre, coming into being in extraordinary circumstances. He said their expectations for 2015 were that Sinjar would be liberated, and that democratic autonomy would be put in place. “The Yazidi people, who have suffered massacres throughout history, have never submitted to the hegemony of central states. They have always resisted Arab, Turkish and Persian chauvinism. Today, too, the Yazidi people are resisting and will declare democratic autonomy. This is their most legitimate right in order to protect themselves from the massacres that took place last year,” he added..........
Car bomb rips through crowd in Yemeni capital
At least 38 killed and dozen others injured in massive bomb blast near police academy in capital Sanaa.
A car bomb has exploded outside a police college in Yemen's capital Sanaa, killing at least 38 people, police sources and residents in the area have said.
A police source said on Wednesday that a dozen others were wounded in the explosion that targeted a centre of Houthi fighters near the police academy officers’ club.
The blast was heard across the city and a large plume of smoke was visible in the area of the college.
Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh, reporting from Sanaa, said the pictures coming out from the scene suggest the number of casualties is likely to rise........
At least nine people were killed across Afghanistan on Wednesday, including two children who were struck by a bomb blast while gathering firewood, officials said.
The fatal blast took place in the Zhari district of the southern Kandahar province. A separate bomb blast in the Shahwali Kot district of Kandahar wounded another 10 children, leaving seven in critical condition, said Samim Khopalwaq, the spokesman for Kandahar's governor.
"Our children were there to collect wood to burn when they were hit by this bomb," said Bismallah Jan, the father of one of the wounded children. "The government should have cleared the area, it their duty to protect us."
Afghanistan is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, and children are often killed or wounded while playing, collecting firewood or tending animals............
Wonder how many millions of $s the jihadis are asking for and how many imprisoned jihadis to be released. Will we ever know? Not likely.
Jordan mulls anti-IS coalition exit amid talks over seized pilot
Jordan is in indirect talks with Islamic State to free Muaz Kasasbeh, as domestic pressure for action grows
Jordanian officials are engaged in a flurry of indirect negotiations in the hope of securing the release of a fighter pilot captured by Islamic State in northern Syria, amid reports that they could be scaling back their participation in the US-led coalition against the militants.......
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The new normal. We will soon get used to the many more new "normals" coming our way.
ISIL 5-Minute Speed Dating Service to Help Militants Find Brides
The ISIL terrorist organization is now offering 5-minute speed dating services to attract more western women to the takfiri terrorist group and to become militant brides.
According to media a British ISIL militant named Abu Qa'qa al-Britani, who lives in Raqqa-Syria, has recently published, on the online social site Tumblr, a guide that is designed to help encourage women to travel to Syria by making the husband-finding process seem more simple.
The guide outlines that women who have a desire to travel to join the takfiri terrorist group can contact militants who specialize in "marriage affairs" in order to be matched up with militant suitors. Meetings between the woman and her potential suitors can be arranged in the form of a speed dates.
"They have five minutes to speak to each other and are given the ability to see one another if they both desire to do so," al-Britani's post states. "Then they have the choice to marry or refuse one another and Allah knows best."
If the paired couple refuse one another, the bride will continue looking for another militant to marry. Al-Britani's post indicates that newlywed terrorist couples will be given a home to live in as well as cash.
This article is from a couple of months ago. If Kim Kardashian's butt had been mentioned in the article, it might have had a much wider coverage.
Eric van de Beek writing at RussiaInsider:
Exclusively for RI, Dutch journalist Eric van de Beek interviews the senior German editor who is causing a sensation with his allegations that the CIA pays German media professionals to spin stories to follow US government goals.
We wrote about this two weeks ago, and the article shot up in views, becoming one of the most read articles on our site.
Udo Ulfkotte reveals in his bestseller Bought Journalists, how he was "taught to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public."
The former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers, was secretly on the payroll of the CIA and German secret service, spinning the news in a way that was positive for the United States and bad for its opponents.
In his latest interview, Ulfkotte alleges that some media are nothing more than propaganda outlets of political parties, secret services, international think tanks and high finance entities.
Repenting for collaborating with various agencies and organisations to manipulate the news, Ulkotte laments, "I'm ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this."
Some highlights from the interview:
"I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service."
"Most journalists from respected and big media organisations are closely connected to the German Marshall Fund, the Atlantik-Brücke or other so-called transatlantic organisations...once you're connected, you make friends with selected Americans. You think they are your friends and you start cooperating. They work on your ego, make you feel like you're important. And one day one of them will ask you 'Will you do me this favor'..."
"When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind."
"[The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung] hasn't sued me. They know that I have evidence on everything."
"No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about."
Here's more from the interview:
"Bought journalists", who are they?
"We’re talking about puppets on a string, journalists who write or say whatever their masters tell them to say or write. If you see how the mainstream media is reporting about the Ukraine conflict and if you know what's really going on, you get the picture. The masters in the background are .........