Friday, October 24, 2014

World War 3 updates .... October 24

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 .... 

From BBC:
Islamic State crisis: US-led Syria strikes 'kill 553'  
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, UK-based activists say.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 464 IS fighters, 57 other militants and 32 civilians have died.
Meanwhile, the US has carried out more air strikes against IS positions near the besieged town of Kobane.
Kurdish sources told BBC Arabic that IS had retaken a strategically important hilltop 4km west of the town.
Kurdish forces fighting IS in Kobane took Tal Shair nine days ago.......

From CBC:
Canadian Consulate in Istanbul evacuated after suspicious powder found
Letters sent to Canadian, German, Belgian consulates contain 'yellow substance'
The Canadian Consulate in Istanbul has been evacuated after an unidentified yellow powder was found in a package delivered there.
Turkish authorities have begun an investigation, the CBC's Jeff Semple reported Friday morning.
"The Canadian, Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul have all been evacuated after all three received a suspicious package this morning, according to reports in the Turkish media," Semple said in London......

From Novorossia:
People’s Militia is getting ready for the street fighting in Donetsk
he militiamen are preparing for the street clashes in the territory of Donetsk and are occupying defensive positions before the forthcoming offensive of Ukrainian troops. Tanks have already taken their positions in the streets. The tank column of “Oplot” drove along the Kievskiy Avenue of Donetsk....

From Reuters:
Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel  
Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.
The violence prompted Egypt to declare a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where the violence took place, the state news agency reported.
The attacks are a setback for the government, which had managed over the past few months to make some progress in the struggle against an Islamist militant insurgency in the Sinai as it focuses on trying to repair the economy......

From PakTribune:
At least 30 suspected terrorists  have been killed as jet fighters targeted their hideouts in North Waziristan Agency (NWA).
Daud Matta, a key Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander, was also killed in the strike in Datta Khel area, according to sources.
The official sources also said that the jets targeted at least four terrorist hideouts, which were destroyed.....

From BBC:
 Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'
Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say.
The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place a day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram group.
The government hopes the Islamist group will free more than 200 girls seized in April as part of negotiations.
Boko Haram has not confirmed the truce.....

From Khaama:
Clashes in Kunduz leaves 12 dead   including security personnel
At least 12 people, including 6 militants and 6 members of the Afghan national security forces were killed following clashes in northern Kunduz province.
According to local government officials, the clashes between the Taliban militants and Afghan security forces broke out late on Wednesday.

From AlJazeera:
Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11  
Four Egyptian policemen among the wounded in blast that comes after security forces clamp down on student protests.
A bomb has exploded outside the gates of Cairo University, wounding eleven people including policemen stationed outside the campus to quell student protests that have become customary in the politically unstable country. 
Police cordoned off the area and scoured it with sniffer dogs, state-run Ahram news outlet reported on Wednesday, citing a security source. Six of the eleven wounded were policemen stationed outside the campus, Ahram said..........

From NYTimes:
Army Advances in Benghazi  
The Libyan Army and its allies among local militias have taken control of one of the largest camps of Islamist forces in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said Friday. Gaining control of the camp, the first to be set up by the rebels who helped topple Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011, marked significant progress for the army after it previously took control of the Benghazi airport. Last week, the army, working with fighters commanded by a former general, Khalifa Hifter, began an offensive against Islamist fighters who had seized parts of the city.........

From Xinhuanet:
14 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad
At least 14 people were killed and 65 others wounded in two car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad Wednesday evening, a police source said.
A car bomb went off near the National Theater in the Karrada district in central of Baghdad in the evening, leaving five people killed and 28 others wounded, and the toll could rise as ambulances and police vehicles evacuated the casualties to hospitals, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
A second car bomb exploded near a hospital in Sadr City district, eastern Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding 37 others, the source added. Iraq has been witnessing some of the worst violence in years. Terrorism and violent attacks have killed 5,576 civilians in Iraq in the first half of this year, with 11,666 more wounded, according to a recent UN report.......

From AntiFashist:  (Google translation .... warning:  horrific pics)
Extermination of Donbass.   Truce in the fascist (18 +)
If ... continue shelling the city of Donetsk, and the Ukrainian government said a truce, she brazenly lying. Of any truce Ukrainian government did not even think. This was uttered yesterday, Prime Minister Alexander Zaharchenko DNR. That's right - do not even think.
Even if hypothetically assume that Ukrainian terrorists now leave thoughts about the progress of inland New Russia, and the war miracle freeze for at least the current borders, which has a probability of less than negligible, shoot and kill Ukraine will not cease. For the simple reason that the main problem that caused the war, has not been solved. And the main problem - it is Ukraine, which took place at the Independence their song fascism. As long as this exists Ukraine, only death is her bloody monogram. 
Below is a selection of photos of death and destruction in Donetsk and other settlements of Donbass, hordes of occupation regime in Kiev in the last days, when strikes were the most ruthlessly. Residents of New Russia destroy deliberately, and so purposefully destroy its civilian facilities and infrastructure. Doubt this can attend only a very naive people. A Donbass, meanwhile, literally erased from the face of the earth. Only in the last 10 days the punitive killed at least 200 people. That's what the "truce" in fascist.
And that's how it looks.
Attention! Persons under 18 years of age and people with weak mentality urged to refrain from viewing the following pictures....

From RT:
5 Brits join ISIS each month,1 dies every 3 weeks
One British jihadist dies fighting in Syria every three weeks, a new study has found, while 23 Brits in total have been killed in action since the conflict began.
The study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), a think tank based at Kings College London, was updated following the death of 24-year-old Mamanour Roshid, originally from Portsmouth, who was killed in Syria last week.
Roshid had travelled with five other men in October 2013, and is the third jihadist from Portsmouth to be killed in Syria, alongside Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, and Ifthekar Jaman, 23.
At least 16 UK fighters were confirmed dead at the start of 2014, with academics at the ICSR suggesting approximately three British jihadists are dying in war zones every two months.....

From Khaama:
At least 18 Taliban militants were killed  following joint military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday that the operations were conducted in Laghman, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Ghazni, Khost and Paktiya provinces.
A statement released by MoI said the operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – national directorate of security (NDS) operatives........

From Reuters:
Lebanon army clashes with gunmen,  kills two in Tripoli: sources
Lebanon's army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least two of the militants, security sources said.
Tripoli has seen some of the worst spillover from Syria's 3-1/2 year conflict, which has strained sectarian relations in Lebanon and triggered periodic gun battles, bombings and kidnappings across the country.
It was not immediately clear which group the militants represented, or whether they were Lebanese or Syrian, but Syrian rebels and hardline Lebanese Sunni Islamists have regularly accused the Lebanese army of working with Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to aid Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. .....

From Haaretz:
Palestinian-American teen killed by IDF  gunfire during West Bank protest
According to the military, the boy was about to throw a firebomb towards Route 60.
A Palestinian-American teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers, Friday afternoon, during clashes that erupted in a protest held there weekly.
According to the military, the boy was about to throw a firebomb towards Route 60; an IDF unit positioned nearby opened fire after he had lit the firebomb's fuse, and was preparing to hurl it.
A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank at age six. Hammad's cousin Moath said he was among a group of Palestinians who were throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers......

From RTNews:
....On October 21, Human Rights Watch   admitted that Kiev was guilty of breaking international law through the “widespread use of cluster munitions” in fighting between government troops and self-defense forces, according to an investigation carried by the watchdog....
.....Speaking at the UN Security Council, Churkin says that more must be done to make Kiev accountable for horrendous acts of abduction and murder by Ukraine’s military and private security forces.
He also wants an investigation to take place into the use of prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs and phosphorous bombs, as well as tactical missiles, which were fired indiscriminately into residential areas.
Churkin has also called for greater transparency into the state of the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 on July 17.

“It probably wasn’t an accident that the crash site took incoming fire from the Ukrainian positions, just as it was about to be visited by a group of Dutch experts and OSCE observers. We consider it irresponsible that one of the statements today reiterated an unsupported version of the events,” the Russian diplomat added.

He concluded by saying that he could not understand why some members of the UN Security Council had become nervous about Russian proposals to expand and deepen the investigation in to why the airliner crashed......

Jihadis rounding up men they consider to be against them somewhere in Iraq

From Anadolu:
Tunisia says policeman killed by 'terrorists'  
According to ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui, the network had also been planning an attack in Tunisia's southern Qibli province.
The Tunisian Interior Ministry has said that a "terrorist network" that security forces targeted in a deadly Friday raid in the western Manouba province had been involved in recruiting militants for armed groups in Syria......

From WSJ:  Islamic State’s Sway Spreads to Lebanon
With Success, Islamic State’s Support Grows in Lebanon as Sunni Anger Rises
Sheik Nabil Rahim is jolted by what he hears nowadays from angry teenagers in the poor neighborhoods of this city, the country’s second-largest and the hub of its Sunni Muslim community.
“They say we want Islamic State, the Islamic State is coming—but they have never actually spoken with someone from Islamic State,” said Mr. Rahim, an influential Salafi preacher who himself was imprisoned for years on terrorism charges.
Support for other, less radical, Islamist movements has withered, he added, “because they don’t have all those great victories.”.......

From CBC:
Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting ISIS militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

The statement by Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu came hours after the U.S. airdropped weapons and ammunition to resupply Kurdish fighters for the first time. Those airdrops Sunday followed weeks of airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in and near Kobani......

Someone is dead set against the NWO !!

Putin address the Valdai business forum.  I am into the first few minutes,  but the little  I have heard so far is very interesting. 

McDonalds vs Organic food

Send this to those snobbish friends (you know you have plenty) who won't step into a McDonalds.

Josh Elliott writing at CTVNews:
Wrap a chicken burger in wax paper and it's fast food, but stick a toothpick in it and you've got yourself some organic, high-class cuisine.
That's the strategy two Dutch pranksters used at a food show in the Netherlands, where they tricked seasoned food critics into believing McDonald's food was actually a new, organic fast food alternative.
In a video posted to YouTube, the two men buy some McDonald's and use a chef's knife to slice up the greasy fast food into bite-sized morsels for a food show. Then, they asked food connoisseurs at the event to compare their "organic" offerings to traditional McDonald's fare.
"It's definitely a lot tastier than McDonald's. You can just tell this is a lot more pure," one girl says in the video, which includes English subtitles.
"Rolls around the tongue nicely," another critic says. "If it were wine, I'd say it's fine."
"It's just a pure organic product, and that makes it very tasty," another man says........

The new and improved Afghanistan


We had 158 soldiers die in Afghanistan. Canadian casualties in that hellhole were the third highest, after USA and UK. Why did all these young men and women die so far away from home?  For what?  So Canadian politicians can boast about how Canada stands with the USA in all that country's foolhardy wars?  Is Canada always supposed to follow the leader (USA) even if that leader has turned rogue?  What kind of madness is this?  AND, please, PLEASE don't tell me that Canadians do this because Canadians care about the poor Muslims in those far away lands.  You know that's not true .... so stop lying.

From Khaama:
Afghanistan issues arrest warrant over blasphemous article
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Information and Culture were instructed to take immediate actions for the arrest of The Afghanistan Express newspaper staff.
The decision was taken on Tuesday during the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
A statement released by the Council of Ministers said the staff of The Afghanistan Express newspaper were charged with blasphemy for publishing an article which desecrated the religion of Islam.
The statement further added that the government of Afghanistan will take strict actions against those involved behind the publish of blasphemous article.
This comes a number of the religious leaders, civil society activists and former Jihadi leaders strongly condemned the newspaper for desecrating the religion of Islam by publishing the article......

From The Guardian:
Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high 
Farmers grew 209,000 hectares of opium poppy despite US spending $7.6bn on counter-narcotics efforts since 2001
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has hit an all-time high despite years of counter-narcotics efforts that have cost the US $7.6bn (£4.7bn), according to a US government watchdog.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that Afghan farmers grew an “unprecedented” 209,000 hectares (523,000 acres) of opium poppy in 2013, surpassing the previous high of 193,000 hectares in 2007, said John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.
“In past years, surges in opium poppy cultivation have been met by a coordinated response from the US government and coalition partners, which has led to a temporary decline in levels of opium production,” Sopko said in a letter to the secretary of state, John Kerry, the defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, and other top US officials.
“The recent record-high level of poppy cultivation calls into question the long-term effectiveness and sustainability of those prior efforts,” he said on Tuesday.........

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Trying to understand why we are in a totally useless and disastrous war

The more one learns of the countless sections and the segments within those sections in the lands of the damned Middle East,  the more any sane person should show aversion to supporting any of these groups or getting involved in wars over there. The fact that we choose to support these religious groups and skip merrily into continuous wars in Muslim lands only goes to prove that our politicians and those responsible for our foreign policies are not sane and sober people. We are being ruled by the worst possible lunatics the world has ever known..... especially in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and the EU.  Worst of all, we are letting our mad politicians bring terrorism to our shores by their decisions and actions which are motivated by the puppet masters pulling their strings.

RT's Oksana Boyko talks to Turkish Political Analyst Ceylan Ozbudak on the Kurdish situation and other issues. 

How can one tell that a country is going stark raving insane?

Easy...when its judges send people to prison for not mowing their lawns, that's when.
The author below has a long list of other incidences of pure unadulterated madness gone wild in the USA. You gotta see for yourself.

Michael Krieger writing at LibertyBlitzkrieg:
Tennessee Woman Sentenced to Jail for Not Mowing Her Lawn  
The trend of average U.S. citizens being incarcerated by overzealous judges and prosecutors within the police state formerly known as America continues with reckless abandon. In fact, these sorts of cases are becoming so commonplace I simply cannot keep up with all of them. The following story is a perfect followup to my piece earlier today, which shows how American public school students are being arrested or harassed by police for the most minor of infractions, such as wearing too much perfume, sharing a classmates’ chicken nuggets, throwing an eraser or chewing gum.

If you are an adult American slave, you can add not mowing your lawn to the list of prison-worthy crimes in the police state.................

World War 3 updates .... October 23 ..... Canada in the spotlight

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 .... 

From Globe&Mail
It has been a difficult, sad week.  One Canadian soldier murdered by a vehicle turned into a weapon on Monday, another gunned down at the War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, and the armed assailant later killed while roaming the halls of Parliament. We do not yet know to what extent the two incidents are connected. We do not know if they were in any way planned in concert, or to any degree directed from overseas. What appears far more likely is that they are connected only by a thin thread of ideology: a pseudo-religion that dreams of purification through violence, and whose only commandments are death, death and death.
There’s much the public doesn’t yet know about the men who carried out these two attacks. At the time of this writing, sources tell The Globe that the Parliament Hill shooter, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, intended to travel abroad, but had not been able to secure a valid travel document from federal officials. Monday’s killer, Martin Rouleau-Couture, had his passport taken away because he was believed to be trying to leave the country to join a jihadist group in Syria. In both cases, questions are rightly being asked about why these men, considered sufficiently high-risk to be denied the right to travel, were never charged. There will be questions about whether police and prosecutors made the wrong call, and why, and whether the law could or should have allowed them to do otherwise. ......

From IndependentUK:
 Ottawa shooting: Harper’s pro-US agenda has turned Canada into a target and divided society
The impact of the country’s participation in the US-led war against Isis has already been felt
The safest country in the world is no longer a safe place and many Canadians will be asking today whether this is because the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushed Canada into joining the US-led war in the Middle East.......
..........Canada has a large Muslim population – more than 2 per cent are Canadian citizens – but the word “radicalised” only came into use recently when the Harper government revealed it believed that about 30 young Canadians had gone to support Isis........

From CBC:
TIMELINE Ottawa shooting: How events unfolded  
First shots fired at 9:52 a.m. at the War Memorial
At the National War Memorial
Members of the Hamilton-based Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada had been the sentries at the National War Memorial in Ottawa this week.

At 9:52 a.m. on Oct. 22, two soldiers were on guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa when one was shot. Witnesses reported hearing four gunshots.
Raivo Nommick, who was walking by the memorial, said: "All of a sudden I just heard a shot, turned around and there was a guy with a rifle."
More shots rang out and Nommick saw the other soldier come running over and the first soldier drop.
Nommick says he "immediately called 911."
He says the shooter had "a long-barrelled rifle" and "was dressed in civilian clothes with a hoodie and a bandana."
Jan Lugtenborg, a Dutch tourist, was waiting for a tour bus when he heard four shots.
"The guy who shot, he was a small man with long black hair," Lugtenborg said. The shooter "suddenly crossed the street with his long rifle ... running like hell" towards Parliament Hill......................

From NationalPost:
Ottawa’s secrecy fetish only added to confusion and fear of dangerous situation
The practical effects of the cult of secrecy that has enveloped Ottawa were put on display for all Canadians Wednesday during the shootings on Parliament Hill.
While courageous police and front-line security forces did their best to deal with the chaos that reigned across the core of the capital, a cloak of official silence descended that left everyone below the level of Prime Minister in the dark about what was going on.
Members of Parliament were herded into “safe” areas and left for hours with no better instructions than to “stay away from windows.” They barricaded doors with chairs, hid under desks, fled from one meeting room to another. NDP leader Thomas Mulcair managed to break free in time to record a televised message, but late into the evening – long past any real danger that the halls of Parliament remained unsafe – CBC reported Liberal leader Justin Trudeau might have to deliver his address by phone because he hadn’t been released yet. (He was eventually freed in time to address TV cameras).....

From Globe&Mail:
The attack on Parliament Hill’s    Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.

From a previous blog post :
Convert to islam Martin Rouleau    runs down two soldiers, killing one.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Canadian born convert to Islam was the Ottawa shooter

People on Twitter claim that the man had Algerian origins and had taken the Muslim name "Abdul"  .... but our overly politically correct media is still playing dumb on several issues and keeping a lot of details under wraps.

From Globe&Mail:
The attack on Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.

Soldier shot at the National War Memorial has died
One suspect confirmed dead
Suspect had passport seized after being designated a “high-risk traveller”
Prime Minister safe and "not on Parliament Hill"
Downtown Ottawa and federal government buildings in lockdown

Several hours later, Ottawa Police and RCMP officers were still searching Parliament Hill and officials declined to say whether the gunman acted alone.

Federal sources have identified the suspected shooter as Michael Zehef-Bibeau, a man in his early 30s who was known to Canadian authorities.

Sources told The Globe and Mail that he was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and that his passport had been seized – the same circumstances surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running down two Canadian Forces soldiers with his car.

The soldier that was killed was identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, according to his aunt. Cpl. Cirillo, who was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a regiment of Reserve Forces based in Hamilton, was training to join the Canada Border Services Agency, his aunt told The Globe and Mail........

Some of the Blackwater mercenaries convicted for some of the crimes committed in Iraq

Just a stupid band-aid stick-on to appease the hard-hit unlucky Iraqis from decades of USA-lead war on them. The overall injustice done to the country of Iraq can never be undone.

Matt Apuzzo writing at NYTimes:
Former Blackwater Guards Convicted in Iraq Shooting

Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.

Federal court jurors found one defendant guilty of murder and three others of manslaughter and weapons charges, roundly asserting that the shooting was criminal. The defendants showed little emotion as the lengthy verdict was read.

Seventeen Iraqis died when gunfire erupted on Sept. 16, 2007 in the crowded Nisour Square in Baghdad. The shooting inflamed anti-American sentiment abroad and helped solidify the notion that Blackwater, America’s largest security contractor in Iraq, was reckless and unaccountable.

The former contractors said that they were ambushed by insurgents and that civilian deaths were the unfortunate, unintended consequences of urban warfare.

The defendants were Blackwater guards. One of them, Nicholas A. Slatten, who the government said fired the first shots, was convicted of murder. The others — Dustin L. Heard, Evan S. Liberty and Paul A. Slough — were convicted on manslaughter and firearms charges.........

.....Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 15 years per count, or up to eight years for involuntary manslaughter. The firearms charge carries a mandatory 30-year prison term. Murder carries up to life in prison.....

A few of the residents of Ford Nation

The people who vote for Rob Ford and who will hopefully vote for his brother Doug Ford to be the next mayor of this city, are the kind of people that we ordinary folks can relate to and chat with. That's enough for me! 

From YahooNews:
Inside Ford Nation  

Harry Vandekemp: Trusting the Fords to make 'wise decisions'
Iola Fortino: Believer, anti-bully and proud Ford Nation representative
Albert Wong: Just keep the taxman out of my pocket
Bonnie Luciano: Similar life lessons strengthened her loyalty to the Fords

From YahooNews:
Followers are passionate about politics and quick to forgive 
 ....I’m still not sure I completely understand the Ford phenomenon.
But next time an Ottawa cab driver or a ancouver-based accountant asks me how Rob was elected to lead Canada’s largest city, I might have a better answer.
I’ll say that a large group of Torotonians – many of whom self-describe as Ford Nation – believe that Rob and Doug Ford are looking out for the average Torontonian family.
Despite their privileged upbringings, the Ford’s have cultivated an 'us versus them' mentality, branding themselves as the ultimate protectors against the city’s elite and the big bad media.  
And, in doing so, they’ve become political celebrities.......

Updates on attack on Canadian Parliament in Ottawa

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

70 days of unrest in Ferguson

If something is not done to quell this mini uprising,  it's gonna blow up in everybody's faces. 
And, guess what?  A Missouri senator, Jamilah Nasheed was arrested last night with a gun in her possession.  This is a senator who is known to be against guns!

From KMOV:
Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed
had a gun in her possession at the time she was arrested Monday night outside the Ferguson Police Department, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

Nasheed declined comment about the having the weapon, but did tell News 4 she has a concealed carry permit. A Ferguson police officer said Nasheed was carrying a fully-loaded 9 mm handgun and additional rounds.
Sources also told News 4 Ferguson police requested St. Ann to administer a breathalyzer test at the time of her arrest because she "smelled strongly of intoxicants," but Nasheed refused to do so. Nasheed said Tuesday she was not intoxicated at the time......

From CNN:
This is the new normal in Ferguson: Protests, day and night, for more than 70 days now.
Sometimes it's hundreds of demonstrators, sometimes just a handful. But they're always outside the Ferguson Police Department, clamoring for the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
And with new details about the investigation leaked, tensions are escalating.
On Monday night, St. Louis County police detained two protesters, including Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed. She was detained as she blocked traffic in the middle of the street while protesting outside the Police Department.
Now, there are fears about what could happen next. One protester put it succinctly:
"If there is not an indictment, excuse my French, all hell is going to break loose."..............

Here's another one for the "Believe it or not" file

Frankenstein is kept alive and kicking by the total inefficiency of aid agencies from the Western powers and the UN.

Jamie  Dettmer writing at DailyBeast:
U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS  

Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS, the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS people on their payrolls.

While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”

The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European. The fear is that stopping aid would hurt innocent civilians and would be used for propaganda purposes by the militants, who would likely blame the West for added hardship.

The Bible says if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink—doing so will “heap burning coals” of shame on his head. But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes.  

Quite the reverse, the aid convoys have to pay off ISIS emirs (leaders) for the convoys to enter the eastern Syrian extremist strongholds of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, providing yet another income stream for ISIS militants, who are funding themselves from oil smuggling, extortion, and the sale of whatever they can loot, including rare antiquities from museums and archaeological sites.

“The convoys have to be approved by ISIS and you have to pay them: The bribes are disguised and itemized as transportation costs,” says an aid coordinator who spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition he not be identified in this article. The kickbacks are either paid by foreign or local nongovernmental organizations tasked with distributing the aid, or by the Turkish or Syrian transportation companies contracted to deliver it...........

Leave the Middle East to the Middle Easterns .... let them destroy each other

If you read the article below in full and also the article at the link in the tweet you will surely come away with a feeling that the entire situation in any one of the Muslim countries in the Middle East is a cauldron brewing with poisonous herbs from a million plants. What are the Western powers doing in that shit?  Will we ever understand those myriad of tribes and the enmity between the tribes and enmity between various factions within those tribes?  What total madness to go into hellholes when we can't understand even a small segment of the utterly mad Muslim world and have to depend on Middle East "experts" and "analysts" who have their own agendum to tell us conflicting stories of these inbred people?  
Haven't we have had enough of the madness?  Can't we just leave them alone to off each other off?

Liz Sly writing at WashingtonPost:
Syria's tribal revolt against Islamic State ignored fueling resentment........

.....Relations quickly frayed. The crunch came, the tribesmen in Reyhanli said, when Islamic State fighters whipped a local man who was caught smoking a cigarette in the street, a crime under the Islamic State’s harsh interpretation of Islam. The man’s brother, incensed, shot at a passing Islamic State patrol, killing one of its fighters.

The brother was arrested and publicly beheaded, triggering an outpouring of rage. Residents marched on the Islamic State’s headquarters, forcing its fighters to flee. The militants then brought in reinforcements and began shelling the town, using artillery they had captured the previous month in Iraq.

After a three-day barrage, the Islamic State militants moved in. They rounded up all the surviving men and boys older than 15 they could find and set about systematically killing them, the fighters in Reyhanli said.

A photo essay on an Islamic State blog boasted of the different ways tribesmen were killed, including beheadings, mass shootings and a crucifixion. A video shows how the militants lined up scores of captives on a road, their hands bound, then set about clumsily decapitating them, one by one. The executioners, speaking in Tunisian, Egyptian and Saudi accents, taunted those not yet dead by swinging severed heads in front of their faces and telling them, “It’s your turn next.”..........

The new norm in Canada?

Why do I have this sinking feeling that this kind of one-man jihadi action will be seen again and again?

Thank you dear Government  for importing  religion-crazed Muslims and letting them and their way of life radicalize Christian Canadians to convert to satanic rites; 
Thank you dear Government for not stopping imams from visiting prisons even though you know fully well they go to those dens for the sole purpose of converting the feeble-minded to their depraved creed;
Thank you dear Government for not introducing a law making it illegal for Muslim prayers in the streets of Canada;
Thank you dear Government for not introducing a law making it illegal to wear full burqas in our streets;

Keep pampering Muslims, dear Government .... it's sure to work in getting many more non-Muslim Canadians killed.  The more non-Muslims killed, the quicker Canada can be caliphated, right dear Government?  That must be your goal, eh dear Government .... otherwise why would you not impose laws to keep non-Muslims safe?

From CBC:
Soldier struck by Martin Rouleau in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., hit and run dies
Martin Rouleau's Facebook page shows increasingly radicalized beliefs, behaviour
One of two soldiers wounded in a hit and run involving a "radicalized" 25-year-old man in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., has died, provincial police say.
Martin Rouleau, the 25-year-old suspect, was fatally shot on Monday after hitting two soldiers in a parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal.
The family of the soldier who died asked that his name not be released.
Police do not fear for the second soldier's life......

......The RCMP said they suspected he had become radicalized after converting to Islam about a year ago.

"This individual was known to federal authorities, including our integrated national security investigations team in Montreal, who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized," the RCMP said in a statement Monday evening......

Monday, October 20, 2014

World War 3 updates .... October 20

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 .... 

From NaijaCenter:
At least 25 members  of the Boko Haram terrorists group were on Sunday night killed by troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state. Security officials have said.
The attack on Damboa had cast much doubts that many concerned had expressed over the much talked- about ceasefire deal the federal government said it signed on Friday with the Boko Haram gunmen.
It would be recalled that Boko Haram had on the 17th of July 2014 hoisted their flags in Damboa after a deadly gunbattle that left, five policemen, several soldiers and Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the military base in Damboa dead with property worth billions of naira destroyed.........

War crimes by USA and Canada supported govt of Ukraine, continue to continue.  Vid below shows white phosphorus shot on Donetsk civilian areas.

From BBC:
Kobane: US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS
US military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
US Central Command said C-130 transport aircraft had made "multiple" drops of supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq.
US air strikes have helped push back IS in the town near the Turkish border.
Correspondents say the airdrops are likely to anger key US ally Turkey.....

From AP:
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.
Speaking in the Indonesian capital, Kerry told reporters that the administration understood ally Turkey's concerns about supplying the Kurds, who are linked to a Kurdish group that Ankara fiercely opposes.
But, he said the situation is such in the besieged town of Kobani that the resupplies were deemed absolutely necessary in a "crisis moment."...

From IrishTimes:
22 killed in attack on farmers’ market in Xinjiang region
More than 200 have died in restive Chinese province in the past year
Twenty-two people were killed when four Uighur assailants armed with knives and explosives attacked a market in Xinjiang province last week, as ethnic tensions continued to worsen in the northwestern region.
The dead included police officers and the four attackers. The attack, on October 12th, took place at a farmers’ trading centre in Maralbeshi, or Bachu, county in the Kashgar prefecture, the US-based Radio Free Asia’s Uighur-language service reported. The wholesale food market is used predominantly by Han Chinese.
Xinjiang is home to more than 10 million Turkic-speaking Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim ethnic group that has close linguistic and cultural links to central Asia...........

From AlAlam:
The Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units, or YPG, have been retaking ground from IS near Sari Kani, located around 160 kilometres east of Syrian town of Kobani.
British broadcaster Sky News has travelled with a Kurdish armed militia group to the front-line in Syria where Kurdish fighters have been leading the ground offensive against ISIS group......

Read elsewhere that a  military vehicle was used by suicide bomber.
From BBC:
Baghdad Shia mosque hit  by suicide attack  
A suicide attacker has killed at least 18 people at a Shia mosque in Iraq, the latest in a spate of similar bombings.
The attacker blew himself up in a crowd gathered for a funeral in western Baghdad's affluent Harthiyah area.
Dozens have been killed in similar attacks in recent weeks that have been widely blamed on Islamic State (IS).....

From EuroNews:
Several small businesses owned by Albanians in the Serbian cities of Novy Sad and Vrsac were attacked on Thursday night by unknown assailants. This reflects rising tensions in the Balkan region.
In Sombor and Stara Pazova, bakeries owned by Albanians were attacked with a hand grenade and petrol bomb.
The Albanian embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica was also vandalised, earlier. Three people were arrested.
The day before, on Tuesday, an incident wrecked an Albania-Serbia football match being played in Belgrade.
A remotely piloted drone flew over, carrying a map of a “Greater Albania” including Kosovo and parts of Macedonia. It symbolised nationalist ambitions.....

From MEE:
 45 percent of Iraq bombers were Saudi nationals
The attacks, which appear to be an attempt to ignite sectarian tensions in Iraq, come as it is revealed that the majority of Islamic State suicide bombers to launch attacks in Iraq in the past 45 days were Saudi nationals.....
A map of the car bombs to hit Baghdad since 2003 (@brilliantmaps / MEE) 

From PressTV:
Jordanian former Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit says   hundreds of Jordanians have joined the ranks of ISIL Takfiri terrorists fighting against the Iraqi government.
Some 1,300 Jordanians have so far joined the militants out of whom more than 200 have been killed, Bakhit said in speech in the Jordanian capital Amman on Sunday.
The former premier estimated that there are between 2,000 and 4,000 Jordanians active in the Takfiri stream.

Ah .... here we go again.  Just because the Houthis are aligned with Iran (the presumably world's biggest enemy as designated by warlord numero uno Nethanyahu of Israel and of course by the Israel-owned USA) the Western powers via Saudi Arabia are arming and funding AL QAEDA.  Yup believe it folks ... that's how the wind blows in Yemen!
Here's another country all set for an intensified civil war or a proxy war between Iran and Western powers with Western powers allying themselves with Al Qaeda.  Wonderful isn't it?

From PressTV:
Syrian army gains ground near Damascus  
The Syrian army has gained ground in its fight against ISIL Takfiri terrorists near the capital Damascus, Press TV reports.
Syrian armed forces were able to advance several blocks in the Jobar district near Damascus, were militants had built one of their strongest bases.
“We have just taken control of many new blocks. Our troops also advanced on Zamalka, round about on the Savran Highway, and control the Hirmileh and Jadiah strategic tunnels. The highway is now in our range of fire,” a Syrian army commander told the Press TV correspondent.........

POWs from Ukraine's army used as labor for rebuilding bombed out homes of Russian-speaking easterners.

From NovorossiaToday:
...Donetsk — situation is extremely tense in the capital.  Yesterday the city was targeted from the battlefield rocket system “Tochka-U”: Gornyak residential area, the administrative building of the chemical works and mine17-bis (the building of a kindergarten nearby was destroyed). Residential areas of Kiyevskiy, Kuybyshevskiy and Petrovskiy districts have once more been subjected to mortar-gun and artillery fire. The airport was shelled from the MRLS “Grad” and heavy mortar-guns by Ukrainian Wehrmacht. An attempt of a breakthrough of the castigators encircled there was undertaken, accompanied by howitzer shelling. Ukrainian media keeps on harping on about the full control of Ukrainian army over the airport.
Satellite towns and suburbs
Gorlovka — tension remains, local clashes and movement of punitive air force (several MI-8 helicopters) are being observed in this direction from the town of Artyomovsk. Makeyevka — at about 7 AM the town was shelled by the National Guards artillery. Avdeyevka — three fire nests of Ukrainian Wehrmacht were destroyed by People’s Militia. Yenakiyevo — the sabotage and reconnaissance group of the People’s Militia shelled the block-post of the castigators in the area of locality Olkhovatka. The Maryinka district — positions of Ukrainian Wehrmacht in the area of locality Krasnogorovka were shelled from mortar-guns and machine-guns......

From YonhapNews:
South and North Korea exchanged fire
across the heavily fortified border on Sunday, but there was no report of South Korean casualties.
The incident took around 5:40 p.m. when South Korea fired warning shots against North Korean soldiers who were approaching the military demarcation line in Paju after broadcasting warning messages.

From YonhapNews:
South and North Korea will be able to hold another round of high-level talks as scheduled, a senior presidential aide said Sunday, amid growing worries the recent exchange of fire across the tense border could scupper the meeting.
In early October, a high-powered North Korea delegation made a surprise visit to South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, agreeing with South Korea's top security officials to hold another round of high-level talks in late October or early November.

From France24:
Iran has summoned  the Pakistani ambassador and demanded immediate steps to stop attacks by "terrorists and rebels" that sparked deadly clashes on the countries' border, state media reported Sunday.
Noor Muhammad Jadmani was called to the foreign ministry on Saturday evening following the deaths in the restive border province of Sistan-Baluchistan, the official IRNA news agency said,.
Two Iranian border guards and a Pakistani paramilitary officer were killed in a shooting on Thursday evening, sources on the two sides said. Iran said rebels had tried to infiltrate the country....

From Annahar:
IS announces it intends to open a consulate in Istanbul, leaving Erdogan’s press officiados stammering
Turkey remains a hotbed of ISIS terror stories, following its controversial hostage exchange deal with the terror outfit plus international media reports that IS has a significant presence and recruiting network in the country.
Turkey's President Recep Erdogan has always firmly denied the IS presence in the country. But now his government is on the back foot after a spokesman would not deny that Turkey is developing formal relations with the extremist organization following ISIS announcing that it will soon open a 'consulate' in Istanbul.
The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) intends to unveil its first diplomatic mission in Istanbul in order to provide consular services for all who wish to join the extremist group in Iraq, reported Turkish daily Aydinlikas saying............

Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs?  
The Real News Network interviews Dr. Sarram  who is the President of Energy Security Consulting Group. Part 2 here