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Feb 05 09:21

US Estimates: Up to 6,000 ISIS Fighters in Libya

When the US made the decision to launch a war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, they dramatically underestimated the size of the ISIS forces there, aiming to downplay the effort for the sake of selling the war as smaller than it really would be. In Libya, they seem to be going the other way.

Pentagon estimates for Libya have around 3,000 ISIS fighters there, but as officials agitate for an expansion of the war into Libya, US officials are now revising the ISIS presence upward, saying that they now has as many as 6,000 fighters there.

It must be asked, however, if the sudden upward revision, which is coming at the exact time the administration is trying to sell the expansion of the war into Libya, is meant to make the ISIS force there look a lot more imposing than it really is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(from a song of the same name, and a "J'accuse!" to President Obama)

"You're selling us war... but we're just not buyin'
You've got your talking heads all cued, but we know they're lyin'
Just how many more will you condemn to dyin'?!?
You can't justify this war, so just stop tryin')

(Ahem). Considering just how "brilliantly" our military misadventures in the Middle East and Afghanistan have gone over the last 16 years, one might think that the Pentagon would very seriously consider some other tactic than a reinvasion.

However, unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government and military could do is no guarantee that they will not do it.

And also, unfortunately, doing the same thing precisely the same way, yet expecting a different outcome, is one of the classical definitions of insanity.

This is all about controlling Libya's oil (because the oil prices cannot stay at these levels forever), and natural gas, and assuring that these commodities will only be sold in US petrodollars.

Feb 05 07:54

Congolese army attacked U.N. troops meeting Islamist rebels: U.N

Congolese troops killed two United Nations peacekeepers after civilians accused the Tanzanian U.N. troops of providing supplies to Islamist Ugandan rebels in east Congo, according to a confidential U.N. Security Council report.

Feb 05 07:53

Congo, U.N. troops fire in air to stop clash between machete-armed villagers

Villagers from two major ethnic groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo clashed with machetes and batons before dispersing when army troops and U.N. peacekeepers intervened and fired into the air, a U.N. spokesman said.

Feb 04 09:04

US Special Forces to Take Part in Multinational Exercises in Africa

US Special Operations Forces will participate in the Flintlock training exercise in Africa later this month, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced in a statement.

Feb 03 10:24

Israel allegedly sending African migrants to other countries through 'secretive deals'

Israel has been accused of 'sending African migrants' to other countries through secret deals that could be in breach of international law. The BBC has said they gathered evidence of the deal after speaking to migrants sent to Rwanda and Uganda.

Feb 01 08:30

France says plans to end operations in CAR after UN report

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Paris wants to end its military operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) later this year after the UN issued a statement detailing the French troops' sexual abuse of children in the African country.

Feb 01 08:26

Over 80 killed, children burnt to death in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants killed 86 people, including children, in their recent attack on villages in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday. Horrifying details of the attacks emerged on Sunday.

Jan 31 13:22

UN ‘PEACEKEEPERS’ RAPE CHILDREN IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

On January 30, senior UN officials disclosed names of the countries whose peacekeepers are accused of sexually abusing and exploiting children aged from 7 to 16 in the war-torn Central African Republic. The UN human rights staff in the Central African Republic (CAR) interviewed several girls who said they were raped, abused or paid for sex by United Nations and EU peacekeepers since 2014. According to the UN press release a girl and a boy aged seven and nine were allegedly abused by French troops in exchange for a bottle of water and a sachet of cookies while the troops were taking part in Operation Sangaris. The report shows that four other girls, aged 14 and 16 said their abusers belonged to the peacekeeping force operating as part of the European Union operation EUFOR CAR.

Jan 28 11:35

Israel supplies South Sudan government with wiretapping equipment

Israel sold wiretapping equipment to South Sudan even after the civil war broke out, and this equipment was used to identify and arrest opponents of the government, a UN report has charged.

The report, compiled by a panel of experts tasked with examining the implementation of sanctions against South Sudan, is the final version of an interim report published in August. It concluded that both sides in the country’s civil war are managing to buy arms and other military equipment despite the sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israeli arms and communications companies will sell anything to any country, no matter its human rights records, if profits are to be made.

One has to wonder just how soon it will decide to sell its nuclear arms technology to the highest bidder.

Jan 27 12:29

Amnesty International: Apple and Microsoft Using Batteries Made With Cobalt Mined By 7-Year-Old Children In The DRC

A new report by Amnesty International has accused Apple and Microsoft of using batteries made with cobalt mined by underage children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Atomic Number of cobalt is 27 and the Element Symbol is Co. The Swedish chemist and mineralogist, Georg Brandt discovered it in the year 1735. Cobalt is widely used in batteries and in electroplating. It is estimated that more than 50% of the world’s cobalt is mined from the DRC.

In the past, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund estimated that more than 40,000 children were working in cobalt mines in the DRC.

In this latest report, Amnesty International said it has documented evidence of children as young as seven-years-old working in cobalt mines. The children are reportedly mining the cobalt that is being used in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries. Apple and Microsoft are said to be purchasing these batteries without doing any proper background checks.

Jan 25 17:55

Cameroon: 10,000 Refugees for Biometric Registration

Some 10,000 refugees from 25 countries in the Littoral Region will soon have new identification documents, including Refugee Identity Cards and Attestations, thanks to biometric registration. Given the current state of insecurity in the northern part of the country, the United Nation High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, thought it wise to put in place a viable and efficient identification system.

Jan 21 09:00

Why America Should be Worried About China’s New Military Base in Africa

China’s plans to build a military base in Djibouti could be the first step toward Beijing’s deeper involvement in Africa – a strategy that should make the United States "very nervous," according to journalist James Poulos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Africa is the world's largest chunk of undeveloped resources; resources coveted by US corporations. So, hate the Chinese and say goodbye to your military age children!

Jan 21 06:05

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services—usually more than one country—because spying today is so effective and so universal. Officials in possession of this secret information often pass it on to the country that’s targeted, in the sincere belief that a heads-up will be appreciated.

But often the information isn’t welcomed—-because the fix is already in. Treasonous assets within the targeted country’s chain of command, who are prepared for the possibility of a leak, take measures to block the information from reaching those who might act on it in a meaningful way.

Jan 20 14:45

Planet of Fear

same silliness different day

snip: And that once again feeds the warmongering hordes, for which that «good old-fashioned world war» is the easiest ticket out. Cancel all the old debt; issue loads of new debt; turn ploughshares and iPhones into cannons. And after a little thermonuclear exchange, welcome to full employment and a new (waste)land of opportunity.

Jan 20 08:56

LIBYA WAS INVADED TO PREVENT PAN-AFRICAN CURRENCY

A declassified email sent on April 2, 2011 to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reveals the invasion of Libya was launched to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from establishing a pan-African currency based on Libya’s gold Dinar.

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Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered US foreign policy in a new way. On false pretenses Washington dismantled Yugoslavia and Serbia in order to advance an undeclared agenda. In the 21st century this fraud multiplied many times. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Libya were destroyed, and Iran and Syria would also have been destroyed if the President of Russia had not prevented it.

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

Obama administration announced new online initiatives to bolster its foreign policy narratives and as a means to counter others, for example, this network, RT.

Maybe a better course of action would be for the US State Department to ask itself why fewer and fewer people trust and believe it?

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

Also see: Uncle Sam Got a Shiny New Propaganda Bullhorn for Christmas

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

The EU has no-one else to blame for its present stresses and strains but itself, owing to its craven subservience to Washington's reckless policies.

The American and British governments are launching yet another media campaign to demonize Russia, with tall claims that the Kremlin is infiltrating European political parties and news media. The dastardly Russian aim, we are told, is to destroy the European Union.

Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Washington and its trusty sidekick in London are desperately seeking to turn back the clock to the “good old days” when they could control their public through scare stories.

Jan 19 09:51

"SLAVE LABOR": Hillary Confidante Cheryl Mills Pushes Manufacturing in Ghana with its 23¢ Minimum Wage

Cheryl D. Mills, long-time friend and confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, is promoting a 23 cents-an-hour wage in the West African nation of Ghana to lure textile and apparel industry companies to invest there even as the former secretary of state advocates a $15-an-hour “livable wage” here.

Jan 17 11:49

This land is our land: American democracy, at a theater near you

Democracy has been projected on to a fictitious screen of good guy and bad guys. The people watch as impotent spectators, no longer even aware of the real story out there.

Ever since armed white ranchers took over federal property in Oregon the unfolding drama has resembled a parody of a Hollywood Western. Trouble is, no-one is quite sure who’s wearing the white hats as opposed to the black ones.

Jan 16 10:44

The Ebola Breakout Coincided With UN Vaccine Campaigns

The ebola pandemic began in late February in the former French colony of Guinea while UN agencies were conducting nationwide vaccine campaigns for three other diseases in rural districts. The simultaneous eruptions of this filovirus virus in widely separated zones strongly suggests that the virulent Zaire ebola strain (ZEBOV) was deliberately introduced to test an antidote in secret trials on unsuspecting humans.

Jan 15 09:54

South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

The country’s surface-level political drama should not distract from deeper fissures.

The great sweeps of capital accumulation flowing above, through and from South Africa are leaving local businesses weaker than at any other time in memory. This may be just the medicine a mostly divided and yet often over-confident left opposition requires in 2016. Corporations are now at their most unpredictable and unpatriotic, with rapid expatriation of dwindling profits, the near death of several mega-mining firms that once ruled the roost, and a schizophrenic ruling class giddily backslapping some days, but inconsolably depressed most others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The South African people have been betrayed, big-time, by the ANC and their promises to give people a better life.

Unfortunately, many South Africans are worse off today than they were during the Mandela Presidency, because the ANC has cast its lot with big, exploitative companies which make billions, and still pay their employees merely a pittance.

How this is ultimately going to resolve is anyone's guess; but let's hope and pray that whatever happens with a coming political transition in this country, happens peacefully and with justice, at the end of the day.

Jan 14 12:20

Emails Prove Hillary Knew Libyan Rebels Were Conducting Ethnic Cleansing, Supported Them Anyway

On New Year’s Eve, the State Department released 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure as secretary of state. While much of the corporate media dove into investigating pointless gossip, Brad Hoff at the Levant Report decided to look for more clues into understanding the epic failure that was the 2011 war on Libya by the US and NATO.

But, perhaps, the most troubling revelation is that Secretary Clinton was being explicitly told that the Libyan rebel forces were conducting racially charged massacres of black Africans under the rationale of labeling them “foreign mercenaries.”

In an email on March 27, 2011 [PDF], Blumenthal informs Secretary Clinton that a Libyan rebel commander told him that “his troops continue to summarily execute all foreign mercenaries captured in the fighting.”

Summarily execute is a nice way of saying they are straight up killing anyone they see, who they think could be a “foreign mercenary.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How in the name of all that is right and moral could then-Secretary Clinton allow this to happen?!?

Because for her, the end justified the means, and the US government was hell-bent on regime change in Syria at any cost.

And why?!? Because Gaddafi was proposing a gold-backed dinar, which would have meant the end of the US dollar very quickly, after the introduction of such a currency.

One has to wonder just how much Clinton rejoiced in hearing precisely how Ghadaffi actually died (and I will share with you: it was not anything like the highly sanitized version presented by the world's presstitute whorespondents).

It was one of the worst deaths one could possibly imagine.

But the bottom line here is, do we really need another warmonger, interventionist President, as we have had for the last 4 administrations?!?

Take a good look at these endless wars; the American economy; the homeless encampments; the continuing outsourcing and offshoring of jobs, and the answer cannot possibly be "yes", with a straight face.

Jan 14 10:19

Africa’s Success Story

The most impressive person I met in Botswana barely said a word.

She was an older woman, small in stature. We were sitting next to each other at a table during lunch at a conference about Botswana’s economic model. In a quiet voice, she told me that she was a former government minister. We talked briefly about the conference, neither of us saying anything particularly memorable. Then we were both drawn away by other conversations.

Jan 12 18:23

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

snip: the US government poses a far greater threat to innocent children and other civilians around the world than all of the crazed gunmen in the United States put together. [...]
Israel used US weapons to kill more than 1,500 Palestinian children between 2000 and 2013, which averages out to one child killed every three days. And the carnage wrought by US weaponry isn’t restricted to children. The US-backed Colombian military has become the primary human rights violator in that country’s armed conflict. According to Human Rights Watch, it has been responsible for at least 3,000 civilian deaths since 2002.

Jan 12 10:45

Nigerian Currency Collapses After Central Bank Halts Dollar Sales To Stall "Hyperinflation Monster"

Having told banks and investors "don't panic" in September, amid spiking interbank lending rates and surging default/devaluation risks, it appears the massive shortage of dollars that we warned about in December has washed tsunami-like ashore in oil-producing Nigeria. Following the Central bank's decision this week to halt dollar sales to non-bank FX market operators, black market exchange rates spiked to 282/USD (vs 199 official) and CDS spiked to record highs implying drastic devaluations loom.

Jan 11 16:12

Zimbabwe Embassy: China, Russia Helping Zimbabwe Ride out Western Bullying

The year 2016 promises to see the deepening of Zimbabwe’s relations with Russia and China, old friends who supported our quest to overthrow colonialism as long ago as the 1950s. Both Russia and China are stepping up economic investment in Zimbabwe. They are also continuing to oppose the illegal sanctions the West has imposed on us — a blatant attempt to change an elected government by crippling our economy in the hope that the masses would rise up against it. Yet this hope has proved utterly false, as the people of Zimbabwe refuse to adopt the West’s notions about how to conduct our sovereign affairs. Russia’s biggest economic commitment to Zimbabwe to date was its agreement in September 2014 to invest $3 billion in what will be Zimbabwe’s largest platinum mine...

Jan 10 16:01

Famine and government neglect in Ethiopia

Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s priority is not drought avoidance but control, holding onto power and the accumulation of personal wealth, and he urges donor countries to ensure that Addis Ababa puts in place visionary plans to mitigate the impact of future droughts.

Jan 10 14:08

New Hillary Emails Reveal Propaganda, Executions, Coveting Libyan Oil and Gold

The New Year’s Eve release of over 3000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the “who gets to ride with Hillary” selection process set up by her staff, and how a “cute” Hillary photo fared on Facebook. But historians of the 2011 NATO war in Libya will be sure to notice a few of the truly explosive confirmations contained in the new emails: admissions of rebel war crimes, special ops trainers inside Libya from nearly the start of protests, Al Qaeda embedded in the U.S. backed opposition, Western nations jockeying for access to Libyan oil, the nefarious origins of the absurd Viagra mass rape claim, and concern over Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves threatening European currency.

Jan 09 19:57

Media Blackout: NATO Returns to Libya

One of the major advantages of being a NATO member is that you are allowed to conduct military operations in any country of your choosing, with minimal (or no) news coverage and absolutely zero debate.

This delightful perk is more or less written into NATO's charter. And it's been an especially perky perk with regards to Libya —once the richest, most developed nation in North Africa; now a moon crater.

Jan 08 08:13

Colonel Gaddafi foretold the rise of ISIS in phone calls to Blair, and warned that Europe would be attacked – and deluged by flood of Middle Eastern migrants

Colonel Gaddafi warned Tony Blair that if he was removed from power Islamic extremists would take over Libya with the ultimate goal of conquering Europe.

Newly released transcripts of 2011 phone calls between the pair reveal the ousted Libyan leader's anxieties about the growing influence Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were having in Africa and the Middle East.

He warned jihadis were already wreaking havoc in the North African state despite his governance - and that if he was to be toppled it would pave the way for the rise of an Islamic State that would open the doors to a deluge of migrants heading for mainland Europe.

Jan 08 08:01

Ethiopia Forces US Military To Shut Down One Of Its Killer Drone Bases

By John Vibes

This Tuesday, the Ethiopian government told the US military that they could no longer operate an airfield within its borders to conduct drone operations. The operations were reportedly targeted at sites in Somalia and Yemen.

The airfield is located in the town of Arba Minch, and until now it was a steady base of operations where Reaper drone attacks were launched...

Jan 07 10:29

Why Are Parts of Nigeria’s Ruling Elite Supporting Boko Haram?

United Action for Democracy's Baba Aye explains how Boko Haram rose with the support of Nigeria's ruling elite and how there is now evidence pointing to their influence in the Nigerian Army and political establishment.

Jan 07 08:19

UN probes alleged CAR child abuse by peacekeepers

New instances of sexual abuse of minors by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic were reported by the UN in the latest series of child rape cases to hit the mission in the country.

Jan 06 11:33

At Ethiopia’s Request, US Closes Drone Base

US officials have revealed that their decision to close the Arba Minch drone base in southern Ethiopia this week came at the behest of Ethiopian officials, who wanted to close a facility that was only intended to be temporary.

Jan 06 09:38

African COUP PLOTTERS ASKED FOR US GOVERNMENT PERMISSION THREE MONTHS BEFORE GUINEAN PRESIDENT'S DEATH, SECRET DOCUMENTS DETAIL

On the 25th of December, 2008, The New York Times reportedthat people in Conakry -- the capital of the West African nation of Guinea -- were "resuming their lives, playing soccer, going shopping." Just days earlier, Lansana Conté, Guinea's long-time strongman, had died from "an illness and with no publicly announced succession plans." Soon after Conté's death, a group of junior officers swept into the scene and consolidated power into the hands of one Captain Camara. Though the coup was condemned internationally and by senior officers, the Times reported that most of the senior military personnel "seemed to have either capitulated or gone underground." From the way the Times detailed the situation, people were happy with the coup and the junior officers had previously been ferocious; thus the senior officers were afraid of them and the citizenry.

Jan 04 14:59

Americans leave Ethiopia for good

The operation of the army base of the US Armed Forced in the Ethiopian town of Arba Minch has been discontinued. The US army base in Ethiopia was used for unmanned aerial vehicles, training, as well as for striking militants in Somalia. According to David Kennedy, an official representative of the US Embassy to Ethiopia, US troops were no longer in Ethiopia. The authorities of the two countries came to the conclusion that there was no further need for US servicemen to stay in Ethiopia, the AP reports. Earlier, Washington refused to recognize the presence of its military facilities in Ethiopia. The United States has troops in 171 countries around the world. It is hard to determine the actual number of US military facilities abroad, a recent report from the US Defense Department lists buildings in 38 foreign countries and territories. The military presence of the United States is the largest in Germany - 179 bases and Japan (109).

Jan 02 09:58

Is the African Union a Western Front for Civil War in Burundi?

Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report discusses the latest in the apparent civil war in Burundi describing much of the problem as originating in Western/outside influences.

Dec 31 09:35

RICH MEN IN LONDON STILL DECIDING AFRICA’S FUTURE

Last year, Director of the Global Justice Now Nick Dearden said:

“It’s scandalous that UK aid money is being used to carve up Africa in the interests of big business. This is the exact opposite of what is needed, which is support to small-scale farmers and fairer distribution of land and resources to give African countries more control over their food systems. Africa can produce enough food to feed its people. The problem is that our food system is geared to the luxury tastes of the richest, not the needs of ordinary people. Here the British government is using aid money to make the problem even worse.”

Dec 30 12:06

Activist Jailed & Tortured for Exposing Gov’t Role in Illegal Uranium Mining Speaks Out

By Claire Bernish

Nuclear energy always has been, and likely will be for the duration of its existence, the subject of controversy and contention for many; but often the enmity surrounds radioactive waste and its disposal or risks of monumental meltdown catastrophes, as occurred at Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011. Rarely does such contention concern sourcing of uranium for nuclear energy — but it should.

Golden Misabiko, an award-winning human rights activist, risked his life exposing governmental corruption...

Dec 28 10:14

Hillary Clinton Touts Overthrow of Gadhafi, but Doesn’t Mention That Clinton Foundation Donors Did Big Business in Tyrant’s Libya

On Saturday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again justified the 2011 U.S. policy of regime change in Libya, citing, at least in part, the fact that dictator Moammar Gadhafi had killed Americans.

“We have to continue to do what is necessary when someone like Gadhafi, a despot with American blood on his hands, is overturned,” Clinton said during the weekend’s Democratic presidential debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. “But I’ll tell you what would have happened if we had not joined with our European partners and our Arab partners to assist the people in Libya, you would be looking at Syria.”

But early in the administration, Clinton had championed an allegiance with the Libyan regime under Gadhafi, during a time when some of the major U.S. corporations doing business in Libya were also donating heavy sums to the Clinton Foundation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Do not for a moment imagine that this "pay to play" mentality will suddenly leave her consciousness, if she is able to win (or steal) the election; it will simply continue, unabated. For her and Bill Clinton, inhabiting the White House is simply another way to make millions of dollars through her foundation, and the public be damned.

And this is why we have to bring her past behaviour to the unblinking gaze of documented fact, because, if in fact, past is prologue to the future, we can expect massive international interventionism from a second Clinton presidency.

And has anyone out there had the "male attributes" to ask her if the current post-Ghadaffi situation in Libya, which has been rife with civil war since 2011; whose leadership has been badly factionalised and has just this month created a basis for a national unity government, was the outcome she desired when she green-lit Ghadaffi's assassination?!?

And what about the reality that Libya has become a
second home to ISIS?!?

Because if all I have stated here were not the outcomes Clinton desired as Secretary of State, and were simply "unintended consequences" of her policies here, please consider Libya a thoroughly terrifying, but very real, "prequel" to what a Clinton presidency will look like.

Dec 27 10:38

Tunisia to become first in the world to issue its national currency via advanced cryptofinance tech

Tunisia will be the first country in the world to issue its national currency via advanced cryptofinance technology according to Monetas CEO Johann Gevers in an interview with TechMoran on Mobile Money & CryptoFinance .

Dec 25 12:56

A Crude Deal: Lifting Oil Export Ban Means Subsidy Windfall for Oil Industry

The proposal in the current spending bill could lead to a lot more carbon emissions and government hand outs for the oil industry, says DeSmogBlog.org’s Steve Horn.

Dec 19 08:37

Dutch appeals court says Shell may be held liable for oil spills in Nigeria

A Dutch appeals court ruled on Friday that Royal Dutch Shell can be held liable for oil spills at its subsidiary in Nigeria, potentially opening the way for other compensation claims against the multinational.

Dec 17 14:43

Breaking Niger: Gov foils coup attempt from the air.

Dec 17 10:35

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

This isn’t a game, it’s a fight for survival; Russia’s survival as a sovereign country. That’s what the stakes are. That’s not something Putin takes lightly.

Would you be willing to defend your country against a foreign invasion?

That’s all Putin is doing in Syria. He’s just preempting the tidal wave of jihadis that’ll be coming his way once the current fracas is over. He figures it’s better to exterminate these US-backed maniacs in Syria now than face them in Chechnya, St Petersburg and Moscow sometime in the future. Can you blame him? After all, if Washington’s strategy works in Syria, then you can bet they’ll try the same thing in Beirut, Tehran and Moscow.

So what choice does Putin have?

Dec 13 14:25

When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’

Take a look at this picture. Do you know who it is?

Most people haven’t heard of him.

But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you should get as sick in your stomach as when you read about Mussolini or Hitler or see one of their pictures. You see, he killed over 10 million people in the Congo.

Dec 08 15:14

Norway Offers to Pay Refugees to Leave: “$9,300 Dollars And Free Flights Home”

Norwegian leaders have been promoting the idea that refugees will not be accepted, and that it would be better to leave with a significant amount of help.

A family with two children is eligible for up to $9,300 dollars – and free flights home, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration told the media outlet. More than 900 people reportedly have accepted.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 04 08:52

Britain Dive-Bombs into Another Disastrous War

British addition of more warplanes to the already-crowded Syrian conflict is wholly wrong, just as the Americans and French are. Their underlying criminal objectives of regime change preclude them from bringing any good to the situation.

Dec 02 21:32

FLASHBACK:The World's Foremost Terrorist - The US Government

I asked. "Why would a tough special ops soldier be crying? Loss of a fellow soldier, loss of a leg or limb, or God-forbid his genitals, or face unrecognizable anymore?"

Response: "Because of what they were sent to do, once they figured out what the real mission was."

I asked "Like what? What was enough to make the toughest US soldiers cry? Protecting the high and mighty Americans from the "terrorists"?

Response: "No, they were sent to be the terrorists and it is why they were sent that had them crying. Some of them were afraid that God would never forgive them, and, I think they might be right at times. There were some attacks on the US soldiers by people who do not want us there and some 'pay back' attacks after US forces had attacked them, but for the most part what I was being told about was the US conducting intimidation and terrorism operations against civilians. to get their oil and gas."

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

Can you smell the putrid aroma of bloody hypocrisy emanting from Foggy Bottom!

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.” With these principles, in 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished. From now on, no one should be above the law. The Nuremberg Trials and Nuremberg Principles thus laid the foundation for modern international criminal law.

Dec 01 09:38

Woman dies after 'terror drill' at Kenya's Strathmore University

One woman has died and at least 31 others have been hospitalised after a security exercise at a university in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Staff member Esther Kidemba died from severe head injuries, Strathmore University confirmed in a statement.

Panic spread after security officials fired gunshots as part of the drill at midday on Monday, local media report.

Several students said they had not been given advance warning of the security exercise.

Most of the injuries were caused by people jumping from windows, a medical source told AFP news agency.

Dec 01 00:06

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

People at zerohedge are questioning the authenticity of this letter.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-29/irans-ayatollah-pens-letter-w...

For those of a cynical persuasion, it’s difficult to ignore the similarities between Islamic State’s brand of puritanical Islam and Saudi Arabia’s propagation of Wahhabism. Put simply, indoctrinating the masses with an ultra orthodox ideal that breeds intolerance sows the seeds of extremism and on that score, Riyadh and Raqqa are really no different.

To the Youth in Western Countries,

The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework for a conversation, however the truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied.

Nov 29 21:23

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei released an important message to the world youth on global terrorism, including the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
Here is the full text of the letter:
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

To the Youth in Western Countries,
Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly.
The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel.

Nov 28 20:19

Meet the man who funds ISIS: the son of Turkey’s President, Bilal Erdogan

The son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words.

Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say:

“We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

We’re grateful for and to Patrick J. Fitzgerald, whose existence proves that the old America yet lives.

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things this Thanksgiving that it’s going to take me an entire column just to adequately describe them. Indeed, I’m already so loaded down with gifts that I don’t need Christmas. My cup runneth over! For an old libertarian “isolationist” like me this holiday season is a bountiful time, one that yields so much that it seems like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday all rolled into one. Take a gander at this wonderful cornucopia of plenty:

Nov 28 05:42

An Invisible US Hand Leading to War? Turkey’s Downing of a Russian Jet was an Act of Madness

It is all terribly dangerous and it is hard to predict where things will lead.

This outrageous shootdown of a Russian plane that was in no way posing a threat to Turkey or Turkish forces, will not end here, because Russia and President Putin cannot allow Turkey and NATO to so blatantly act against Russia and its pilots and go unpunished, particularly as it is Russia that is acting legally in Syria, while the US, Turkey and other nations backing rebel forces there are in all acting blatant violation of international law.

Unless saner heads start prevailing in Washington, this could all quickly spiral into the kind of situation in 1914, where a lot of ill-conceived treaties led to a minor incident in the Balkans turning inexorably into World War I.

Nov 27 15:36

America’s Empire of African Bases Spreads

In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent,” a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and—north to south, east to west—you’ll find the fruits of that effort: a network of bases, compounds, and other sites whose sum total exceeds the number of nations on the continent. For a military that has stumbled from Iraq to Afghanistan and suffered setbacks from Libya to Syria, it’s a rare can-do triumph. In remote locales, behind fences and beyond the gaze of prying eyes, the U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent, experts say, into a laboratory for a new kind of war.

Nov 27 14:56

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Shiite Muslim Procession in Nigeria

A suicide bomber from the Boko Haram terrrorist group on Friday blew himself up among crowds at a Shiite Muslim procession outside the North Nigerian city of Kano. The attack happened in the village of Dakasoye, some 20 kilometres (13 miles) south of the city, during a march by followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, AFP reported. The group, led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, said on its website the blast happened at 2:00 pm (1300 GMT) and that scores had been killed. But there was no official indication of casualties and one of the organisers told AFP, "It's a huge crowd so it's too early to give a precise figure of casualties. We now have the other suspect in custody." The organiser, who asked to remain anonymous, said the bomber ran into the crowd before he could be spotted and detonated his explosives. "He was dressed in black like everyone else. His accomplice was initially arrested and confessed they were sent by Boko Haram," he added.

Nov 27 12:48

New Ebola Cases Surface in “Ebola Free” Liberia: “The Threat Remains”

The threat from ebola remains quite real, and world health experts aren't capable of containing it.

The death of a 15-year-old boy from Ebola in Liberia — a country that has been declared free of the disease twice — raises the question of why cases are still popping up in the country, experts say.

His brother and father are also infected, and more than 150 people with whom the boy may have come into contact are now being monitored, according to Reuters.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Nov 27 08:23

China to set up 1st overseas naval base in Djibouti next to US airbase

Beijing plans to set up a naval facility in Djibouti, East Africa, to boost counter-piracy and peacekeeping efforts, officials say. The future Chinese installation will be near a US airbase reportedly used for the Pentagon’s drone operations.

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 24 16:17

The Tunisian authorities have confirmed the death of 12 people in the bus explosion in the capital

At the site there are emergency services, as well as the prime minister and the head of the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior. The area is cordoned off by the police.

Earlier it was reported that the bus undermining the protection of the president of Tunisia, killing more than 10 people.

According to preliminary data, on board the bus bomb exploded.

Nov 24 04:01

In the Wake of The Mali Terrorist Attacks: Escalation of U.S. and French Military Interventions in Africa?

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) leader Army General David Rodriguez continues to maintain that the purpose of Washington’s military policy on the continent is to assist nation-states in their efforts to enhance the security capacity of various governments. AFRICOM identifies its purpose as working with African states in the so-called “war on terrorism.”

Nonetheless, the “war on terrorism” is a by-product of successive failed imperialist interventions from Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. The so-called “Islamist extremist” organizations were nurtured, funded and coordinated since the early 1980s when the administration of President Jimmy Carter worked vigorously to overthrow the socialist government in Afghanistan which was supported by the former Soviet Union.

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 08:32

Mali: Mossad kills 27 people at Radisson Hotel

According to Jewish-controlled media, two gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” entered the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, on Friday. They killed 27 people and took another 143 people including 100 guests hostages for several hours before French, American, UN and Malian forces stormed the hotel, killed the terrorists and rescued the hostages.

On Saturday, Israel’s foreign ministry admitted that one of the persons killed in the hotel, Shmuel Ben Halal was an Israeli citizen. One wonders if the dude was one of the terrorists! Remember Israeli media had admitted that on of the Israeli ‘murdered’ at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, 2014, Mariam Riva, worked for Israeli Mossad.

Nov 23 04:42

Mastermind of The Bamako Terror Attack Mokhtar Belmokhtar: A CIA Sponsored “Intelligence Asset”?

In response to the tragic Paris events of November 13, Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan warned that “ISIL is planning additional attacks… It is clear to me that ISIL has an external agenda, that they are determined to carry out these types of attacks.” (Quoted in Daily Telegraph, November 16, 2015)

Five days later following the CIA Chief’s premonition, the Bamako Radisson Hotel Blu in Mali’s capital was the object of a terrorist attack, resulting in 21 people dead. Following the attack and the taking of hostages by the terrorists, French and Malian special forces raided the hotel. US. Africa Command (AFRICOM) also confirmed that US special forces were involved.

Nov 21 09:23

FRANCE 'COLLECTS' COLONIAL TAX: FROM 14 AFRICAN COUNTRIES ANNUALY RECEIVES $ 500 BILLION

Fourteen African countries, the former French colonies, although they have long gained independence, are still paying tribute to his colonizer - France!

When Sekou Toure in 1958 decided to liberate Guinea from colonial bondage and take the road to independence, the elite in Paris was so furious that it decided to destroy all that her administration has created in that country. Three thousand Frenchmen shortly after that fled Guinea bringing with them all the assets that they could carry, and destroying everything that they could not take with them: schools, kindergartens, public buildings, cars, tractors ... Some have even leaving poisoned horses and cows on their farms and food in warehouses destroyed. The meaning of this furious act was to send a message to other French colonies that the price of their emancipation will be very high.

Free, but poor

Nov 21 08:03

Bamako attack shows Mali fight goes on, two years after French intervention

On 2 February 2013, five days after French forces had driven out the occupying jihadists, a victorious François Hollande arrived in Timbuktu, the emblematic desert city in north Mali.

It had taken just 23 days for the French to retake most of a swath of territory that for nine months had been proclaimed the Islamic Republic of Azawad, occupied by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) and its allies.

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This was just a few weeks after Germany had asked the Bank of France to return Germany's gold stored there.

Nov 20 10:13

Islamist gunmen attack a hotel in Mali; security forces free more than 100 hostages

Gunmen stormed a hotel on Friday (Nov. 20) in the Malian capital of Bamako and held 140 guests and 30 staff members hostage. Malian security forces, assisted by US special forces based in the region, subsequently stormed the hotel and freed 76 people, leaving dozens unaccounted for.

The casualty count is still not clear; AFP reported that 18 bodies were found at the scene, including two gunmen, while the UN said 27 bodies were found, Reuters reported.

Nov 20 10:12

U.N. official: Gunmen had diplomatic plates

A spokesperson for the U.N. mission in Mali says gunmen showed up to a hotel with diplomatic license plates and AK-47s, taking 170 people hostage.

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Note that nobody is reporting just WHOSE plates they were!

Nov 20 09:41

Chinese Hostage Captures Terrorists at Mali Radisson Hotel Where 170 Were Held at Gunpoint

A hostage situation has just been resolved in Mali, where Arabic-speaking gunmen took some 170 people hostage inside an American-owned hotel.

A reporter told CNN that the gunmen, who wielded AK-47s, arrived in black cars with diplomatic plates.

Read more at The Daily Sheeple

Nov 20 08:35

Mossad bombers kill 35 people in Nigeria

On Tuesday, 32 people were killed and at least 80 injured when a bomb blast ripped through crowded park in Yola, capital of Adamawa state in Northeast Nigeria. No group has taken credit for the blast, and Nigerian government of Shari’ah General has not accused Al-Qaeda or ISIS or any other phony “Islamic terrorist” groups so far.

Within 24-hour, a twin-bomb blast hit GSM market, Nassarawa GRA. The bombs were planted close to the generator serving the market. Kano state police commissioner Muhammadu Katsina said that three people were killed while eight others injured.

As usual, the Jewish-controlled mainstream media couldn’t hold its brain between legs, and blamed Nigeria’s Boko Haram, which like ISIS plans to establish a Caliphate in Nigeria. But that’s okay with me because like millions others, I too know that Boko Haram is Mossad False Flag Front.

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Nov 20 08:08

Hostage crisis at Radisson Hotel in Mali: At least 9 killed. Video

The unknown attackers managed to take 170 people hostage. The Russian Embassy in Bamako is checking whether there are any Russian citizens among them. According to the Russian diplomatic mission, there is such a possibility, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to Interfax.

According to local media reports, the militants have released several hostages

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"Okay, we're gonna let you schmucks go; you be sure and tell everyone we are dangerous fanatical MOOSLIMS, got it? MOOSLIMS!"

Nov 20 06:53

Gunmen in Mali attack 'spoke English'

A famous Guinean singer who was among 170 people taken hostage on Friday by Islamist gunmen in the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, said he heard attackers in the next room speaking English.

"I heard them say in English 'Did you load it?', 'Let's go'," singer Sékouba 'Bambino' Diabate, who was freed by Malian security forces, told Reuters in Conakry.

Nov 20 06:12

Eighty hostages 'freed' in Mali hotel siege: TV

Security sources said the gunmen were jihadists who had entered the hotel compound at around 0700 GMT in a car that had diplomatic plates

Nov 18 11:44

America's Empire of African Bases

In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent," a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and -- north to south, east to west -- you’ll find the fruits of that effort: a network of bases, compounds, and other sites whose sum total exceeds the number of nations on the continent. For a military that has stumbled from Iraq to Afghanistan and suffered setbacks from Libya to Syria, it’s a rare can-do triumph. In remote locales, behind fences and beyond the gaze of prying eyes, the U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent, experts say, into a laboratory for a new kind of war.

Nov 15 11:23

China Secures Zimbabwean Resources

Nov 15 09:51

Kyrie Eleison - Claire Rivero

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BUMP TO THE TOP
I am convinced Paris is just another false flag attack to trick us all into supporting more wars. However, I am being flooded with emails (possibly paid for) denouncing me and basically saying that just because there have been so many other false flag attacks used by governments against their own people to incite wars is no reason to assume this is just another one, even though it has all the hallmarks. These writers insist that Paris is the work of Eeeeeevil Muslims, and to them I offer this video as a reminder that maybe the Muslims living in all those nations constantly attacked over the last several years have just cause to dislike the west!

Nov 15 08:10

Egypt police find 15 dead African refugees near Israel

Police in Egypt have discovered the bodies of 15 African asylum seekers in the restive area of northern Sinai Peninsula near Israel, sources say.

The African refugees were apparently shot dead in an attack, security sources said on Sunday, adding that eight others have been injured.

Nov 15 06:21

The Flood of Refugees into Europe: “The New Slave Trade”

The flood of refugees entering Europe is endless. Nobody knows exactly how many there are and where they go and went. This year, 2015, up to November, estimates vary from the low of 750,000 to a high of 2 million. Most of them went to Germany, or want to go to Germany. Up to a million, perhaps more may end up in Germany by the end of this year. For 2016 predictions are for up to 2 million. They are the direct results of the Washington-NATO driven wars and conflicts in the Middle East which keep raging on; creating chaos. Complete deliberate and manmade chaos.

Nov 11 13:40

EU offers Africa ‘migrant swap’: Cash & visas for educated workers if they take back illegals

In their latest attempt to stem the flow of asylum seekers, EU leaders are preparing to woo their African counterparts.

Nov 11 12:20

S African police clash with striking workers at parliament

South’s Africa’s riot police have fired stun and smoke grenades to disperse scores of striking workers holding a rally at the parliament to demand higher pay.

On Wednesday, a large number of policemen moved in on some 200 striking workers on the steps of parliament, firing stun grenades and ordering them to leave the grounds.

The police also used their shields to drive workers from the steps of the national assembly in the capital city of Cape Town.

Sources say the stand-off continued for several hours.

The angry workers chanted slogans and resisted evacuation from the parliament complex.

"We work here, we can't be removed. The police must go," the protesting workers shouted.

"We are all demanding a living wage, that's why we are here," said one protester who was briefly held by security forces at the site.

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Welcome, South African workers, to the world of being allegedly represented in your Parliament, but finding it is the interests of the big mine owners represented instead.

Welcome to the world of being irrelevant, invisible, and forgotten, except at election time, when you are supposed to vote in the same people who have so disenfranchised you for so damned long.

And a small memo to the ANC: when you took control of the government of this country, you made a lot of promises to the South African people, and they believed you.

Unless you start to deliver, your days may well be numbered in South African politics.

Nov 10 17:55

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists

The U.S. is backing Ukraine's extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.
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Behind a firewall of impunity and protection from the State Department and the CIA, U.S. clients and puppets have engaged in the worst crimes known to man, from murder and torture to coups and genocide. The trail of blood from this carnage and chaos leads directly back to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Nov 10 12:57

Africa is the Western world's testing ground for microchip implants, weaponized viruses and experimental vaccines

The African continent continues to be used by Western powers as a testing ground for some pretty heinous things, the latest of which appears to be microchip implants. This is a concept privacy advocates in the U.S. have long warned about.

Nov 09 08:34

EU will pay African countries to take back migrants; new $2 billion 'trust fund' for continent announced

EU LEADERS will push their wary African counterparts to help tackle the migration crisis at a summit in Malta this week, offering them billions of euros in aid in exchange for taking back more people classed as economic migrants and not refugees from war.

Having recently pressed Turkey to stem the flow of Syrian refugees, Europe is turning its attention to the other main source of an unprecedented number of people fleeing across the Mediterranean.

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

American people rarely listen to Putin’s speeches. Few opportunities to do so unless they go looking for it; They just assume their media is right and Putin‘s a “brutal dictator” who’s “trying to re-establish the Soviet empire”, end of story.

In western media Putin could soon find himself painted as the new combination Hitler/Stalin in a looming WWIII—another so-called “just war” which US will be “morally compelled to fight”, to “save the world from tyranny”. Christian dominionists will be calling it Armageddon—the final battle between Good and Evil before the return of the King!

Nov 06 23:21

Syria – Vienna-Geneva Peace Talks, an exploded Russian Airliner – and NATO-Trident Juncture

Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Washington has been quite successful in its wicked embrace of Syria over the last few weeks. Just imagine, Kerry, in a propaganda-painted gesture of goodwill, forges the Vienna Peace Conference, this past Friday, 30 October. The results are inconclusive, but on to more talks in Geneva; no longer ‘Assad must go’, but rather the concession that “Assad is going to be part of any transitional governing body.” – Why a foreign imposed transition? Transition seems to become a propaganda indoctrinated fait accompli.

Nov 06 23:18

Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

Cameron and Obama are evidently being fed intelligence assessments of a bomb being stowed in the airplane's hold by terrorists.

British officials have made an unseemly leap to speculate on a terrorist plot in the Russian airliner crash over Sinai last weekend.

And Russia has understandably reacted furiously to the speculation, saying that it is too early to make such an assessment when crash investigators have not even compiled, let alone evaluated, evidence.

American officials, including President Barack Obama, are also now echoing the British claims of a bomb on the plane. The question is: why the haste?

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

The notion that the Pentagon would dare declare its own no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect a gaggle of “moderate rebels” from Russian and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) bombing is preposterous.

Fresh from its thunderous humiliation by the Taliban; its “liberation” of Libya for the benefit of militia hell; and while Russia was bombing the hell out of a Salafi-jihadi/”moderate rebel” constellation in Syria, NATO – in search for a “360-degree” response to Russia – resorted to invading… Spain.

Nov 06 13:51

Croatia Under Siege: Migrants vs. Mad Germans - Dr Tomislav Sunic

The Afro-Asian and Middle Eastern mass migration to Europe, falsely labeled by the mainstream media as the “refugee crisis,” is being examined from all angles. Why use the word ‘refugee’ if the majority of migrants passing through Croatia are men between 20 and 40 years of age?

Nov 04 10:35

Cargo plane crash-lands in S. Sudan, 41 reported dead

An Antonov-12 Soviet-made cargo plane has crash-landed near South Sudan’s airport shortly after taking off. 41 people have been killed on board and on the ground.

The crashed plane may have had about 20 crew and passengers, two of which survived, according to the South Sudanese president’s spokesman. Also, others on the ground may have been killed.

Nov 04 10:29

A MUST WATCH MOVIE IF YOU WANT TO SEE APARTHEID IN ACTION

Last night our local cable company aired one of the most brilliant movies I ever saw; A Dry White Season.

It takes place in Soweto in the year 1979, but in actuality it could be taking place in any occupied city in the West Bank TODAY …. the similarities are unbelievable.

It’s a MUST WATCH for anyone who wants to see what apartheid really is, but unfortunately it is no longer available on YouTube (I wonder why ;) )

I was able to find the following two trailers …. but you MUST get a DVD of the movie and see it in its entirety. If anyone reading this finds the full movie online, please add a link in the comments … thanks

Nov 03 14:03

South African Students Demand Free University Education While Building a Broad Front

Vishwas Satgar of The University of the Witwatersrand says peaceful and deciplined student protests over several weeks have brought about a concession from the ANC on tuition fees, yet the demands for labor rights on campus remain unmet -

Oct 31 12:51

No-Guerra No-NATO Peace Conference in Rome

A Tribute to the “No-Guerra No-NATO” and pro-Peace Demonstration in Rome on Monday 26 October 2015

We, the people of Europe have to stand up against NATO. We must not let go.

As we know by now, the Soviet threat was a farce the western people – mostly the people of the US and Europe – were made to believe by a massive and continuous propaganda campaign, a western propaganda of lies – not unlike today’s anti-Russia, anti-China supra-multi-billion dollars Zionist-Anglo-Saxon media misinformation.

Oct 31 12:47

US sponsored ISIS Burning

Russia is putting on a display of fire power in Syria that is shocking the world and embarrassing the Obama administration.

“The tide of the conflict in Syria seems to be turning fast because the Russians have stepped in… The militants are in total panic. 600 militants have abandoned their positions… The Russian Airforce has been bombing the living daylights out of ISIS…”

Oct 31 12:44

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:27

Politics Extension of US-led War on Syria

If Washington and its allies were sincere about a political resolution to the conflict then why don’t they reaffirm their commitment to the Geneva Communique?

Russia’s military intervention in Syria is proving a decisive turning point in stabilizing the government of Bashar al-Assad, while racking up serious defeats against the sundry extremist mercenary groups. That is the assessment of US top military officer General Joseph F Dunford. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week:

«The balance of forces right now are in Assad’s advantage».

Oct 30 13:25

The Empire of Chaos is in a Jam

The no-fly zone in Syria already exists. It is run by Russia and Washington is unable to jam it.

NATO is desperate. The Pentagon is desperate. Imagine waking up one day in Washington and Brussels just to realize Russia has the ability to electronically jam — detect, trace, disable, destroy — NATO electronics within a 600 km range across Syria (and southern Turkey).

Imagine the nightmare of row after row of Russian Richag-AV radar and sonar jamming systems mounted on helicopters and ships jamming everything in sight and finding every available source of electromagnetic radiation. Not only in Syria but also in Ukraine.

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army units in Europe, was even forced to qualify Russian electronic warfare capabilities in Ukraine as “eye-watering.”

Oct 29 09:16

Refugee crisis: Brought to you by Western imperialism

Wherever a socially oriented government gets into power, the West immediately begins to manufacture and sponsor so-called “opposition movements.” Civil wars are triggered, sometimes followed by direct invasions.

The result is easy to predict: when progressive governments are forced to leave and the extreme, pro-business and pro-Western regimes are installed, the social fabric quickly collapses, brutality begins to reign and millions of desperate people are forced to flee. The same goes for when some horrific civil war is triggered from outside and divides the country.

Internally displaced, people begin to move all around their countries, aimlessly and in deep confusion. In the past it happened in such places as Cambodia, during and after the savage US carpet-bombing of the countryside, and it is now happening in Syria.

Oct 24 12:49

Is Hillary Clinton Above the Law?

She is simply incapable of telling the truth. Dishonesty is part of her make-up -

What did we learn from the Democratic presidential debates? We learned that Hillary Clinton hates Edward Snowden, loves the Patriot Act, and considers “the Iranians” among her biggest enemies. In short, we learned that she may very well be Lindsey Graham in drag.

And we also learned what many already knew: that she considers herself above the law.

Oct 24 08:27

Secrets of the Syrian War: October 2015

The greatest secrets: the West has no people on the ground in Syria to take over the liberated territories; the Russians still seek partnership, Erdogan has bitten more than he can chew, and ISIS is a phantom, after all.

Russians are enjoying their Syrian adventure. Twenty days after its start, their entry into the Syrian war has paid off and brought some dividends.

Putin has been very popular before the war, with 86% support in the ratings, and now his public support has gone through the roof.

Oct 24 08:24

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

These changing perceptions are the result of the rise of alternative forms of media, which have broken through the mainstream media’s imbalanced and inaccurate portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For decades, the one issue that has been the exception to the broadly progressive streak within American Judaism has been Israel. The Jewish state has received unchallenged support by most Jews despite its decades-long occupation of the West Bank and the pursuit of policies toward Palestinians that, were they practiced by any other country, would be overwhelmingly opposed by American Jews.

Oct 24 08:21

Merkel’s Faustian embrace of Turkey

If the EU, under Merkel’s direction, accedes to Turkey’s demand for setting up safe zones in northern Syria, then that has ominous implications.

Turkey is pressuring Germany to create “safe zones” inside Syria as a “price” for alleviating the EU’s refugee crisis. It’s a Faustian bargain that could escalate the Syrian conflict, where NATO forces could end up pitted against Russia’s military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hot-footing to Istanbul last weekend was capped with a U-turn regarding Turkey’s much sought-after membership of the European Union. In a surprise move, Merkel announcedthat she was now in favor of pushing for Turkey’s accession to the EU, when only a few weeks ago she had reiterated her opposition to its membership.

Oct 23 09:41

Dr. Strangelove is naked: Putin's campaign in Syria smashes the empire's plans for "Greater Middle East"

The whole Global South is now informed about how the Russian campaign in Syria has swiftly smashed all of 'Exceptionalistan's' elaborate plans for a "Greater Middle East."

These plans span everything from the Wolfowitz Doctrine to Dr. Zbig "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski's categorical imperative of preventing the emergence of a strategic competitor across Eurasia.

But the subtext is even more intriguing: The Pentagon never saw it coming. And they are absolutely terrified of the inevitable consequences.

Oct 22 14:30

Agenda 2030: Bankrupting the Third World, One Country at a Time

By Rusticus

The destiny of Africa has, for centuries, been usurped by conquerors; whether it be the East India Company’s mercantile slave trade, the imperialistic campaigns of Cecil John Rhodes, or the IMF’s economic hitmen of today, the eugenic aims of the Anglo-American Establishment towards the people of Africa (and the vast natural resources they sit upon) has continued unabated for hundreds of years.

Agenda 2030 is set to take the subjugation of Africa to previously unimagined heights, with the rest of the Third World to follow shortly thereafter...

Oct 21 20:16

‘God Have Mercy on Currency’: Zambia Holds National Day of Prayer to Hold Currency From Record Drop

The authorities turned to God after the country’s economy experienced a host of problems, which caused the national currency, the Kwacha, to plummet against the dollar by a record 45 percent in 2015.

Oct 20 12:30

Under Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s NNPC Stole $19.1 billion

Nigeria’s state oil corporation stole nearly half of the trillions it earned in the past three years while under the watch of former President Goodluck Jonathan, corporate officials revealed to a federal economic council Monday at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration learned that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) generated about 8.1 trillion naira ($40.7 billion) from 2012 to 2015, but only paid the federal government a little more than half, according to local media.

The NNPC withheld and illegally spent what was left of the oil money — about 3.8 trillion naira ($19.1 billion) — without approval from the Nigerian government. It was the first time the corporation briefed the National Economic Council, and the meeting’s revelations suggested the extent of corruption within Nigeria’s oil sector, which Buhari has vowed to clean up, according to local newspaper Premium Times.

Oct 20 12:13

South Africa Calls Climate Deal ‘Apartheid’ for Developing Nations

While many citizens of the developed world often view climate change policies as an attack on their economic prosperity, it’s easy to forget that these policies can have an even greater effect on the third world. Countries that are already struggling to raise the standard of living of their citizens have enough to worry about, without environmentalists telling them to shut down their factories or use less fuel.

Oct 20 08:31

CONGO GOVERNMENT SHUTS OFF INTERNET SERVICE TO SQUASH PROTESTS

The government of the Republic of the Congo has apparently cut access to the main internet service provider in the midst of widespread protests, according to an internet monitoring firm. Congo Telecom, or Congotel, the incumbent fixed line provider, went completely dark on Tuesday, according to Dyn, a company that monitors global internet connectivity.

Oct 20 06:15

NATO BLIND: Top Secret Russian Air Defence System Deployed in Syria

You are only as good as those you fight. The US military is great for gunning down innocent men,women and children all over the planet for their corporate and neocon masters.
They are absolutely no good for defending the USA from attack and are at this moment training to attack the American people. And they have now been caught not only giving aid and comfort to America's enemies,they the Pentagram creates Americas enemies out of whole cloth! Shameful!

Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”

While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.

Oct 20 05:55

America enabled radical Islam: How the CIA, George W. Bush and many others helped create ISIS

We have tried to harness the power of radical Islam for our own interests for decades. ISIS is partially on America

Since 1980, the United States has intervened in the affairs of fourteen Muslim countries, at worst invading or bombing them. They are (in chronological order) Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Kosovo, Yemen, Pakistan, and now Syria. Latterly these efforts have been in the name of the War on Terror and the attempt to curb Islamic extremism.

Oct 19 17:40

Cairo Airport confiscates 200 KG of Sudanese cow brains

And ya'll thought the TSA was nit picky!

CAIRO: The Cairo Airport confiscated and disposed of 200 kilograms of cow brains that were being transported by six Sudanese passengers coming from Khartoum Monday, Youm7 reported.

Oct 18 22:02

Russia’s Awesome Responsibility

The Russian decision to proceed with military support to the Damascus government has shifted the global geopolitical map significantly. For the moment Washington is choosing to react with words, no doubt planning carefully its next move. The Russian intervention has exposed the fraud of the US position in the Middle East and shown the world that Washington lies, that she supports the very terrorists who allegedly were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon.......

Oct 18 09:06

The International Criminal Court Exposed

Victor's justice against losers

snip: As has been noted by others, the idea of an “International Criminal Court” that does not include the United States during an era where the US–formerly led by convicted war criminals like George Bush and Dick Cheney and currently led by a President with his own extrajudicial assassination list–has waged illegal war of aggression after illegal war of aggression and engaged in torture, wrongful imprisonment, kidnapping and a potpourri of other international crimes makes of the court little more than a joke.

Oct 17 17:17

A Very Heavy Agenda Part 1 : A Catalyzing Event [Trailer] (Neocons exposed)

Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness.
The minds behind the think tanks that drive America’s interventionist foreign policy decided that the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one -- Russia.

Part 1: A Catalyzing Event 1hr 25mins

Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, chief among them Bill Kristol and Robert Kagan. Part 1 begins in the panicked weeks after 9/11, as Kagan et al. seized upon the hysteria surrounding the anthrax letter attacks to further shape America’s perception of reality, planting the seeds for endless future military engagements. George W. Bush may have been understandably perceived as an idiot, but watching these wonks and academics drive the ideological engine for his administration belies a much more sophisticated strategy at play.

(Embedded trailer for Part1 at link.)

Oct 17 11:48

Why US fears Putin success in Syria

Russia is conducting operations that are lawful under international law with the full consent of the Syrian government – unlike the US-led coalition which is bombing the country illegally.

Last week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter darkly predicted that Russia would suffer blowback from its intervention in Syria with acts of terrorism being committed on “Russian soil.”

Oct 16 13:07

TARGET AFRICA

Since 9/11, a multitude of other facilities — including staging areas, cooperative security locations and forward operating locations — have also popped up (or been beefed up) in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, South Sudan, and Uganda. A 2011 report by Lauren Ploch, an analyst in African affairs with the Congressional Research Service, also mentioned U.S. military access to locations in Botswana, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, and Zambia. According to Sam Cooks, a liaison officer with the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. military has struck 29 agreements to use international airports in Africa as refueling centers. These locations are only some of the nodes in a growing network of outposts facilitating an increasing number of missions by the 5,000 to 8,000 U.S. troops and civilians who annually operate on the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is all about private corporate profit, folks.

It has NOTHING to do with "our freedoms, and the American way of life."

Oct 14 12:39

Obama notifies Congress about U.S. troop deployment to Cameroon

President Obama on Wednesday said he's deploying 300 U.S. troops to Cameroon to conduct airborne intelligence and surveillance operations.

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