April 20, 2015 at 1:06 am #20618
Zhang Shuang risks his life to abseil down the cliff every three to five days for the past eight years as a cleaner. He calls for tourists to stop littering and polluting the environment.April 20, 2015 at 1:13 am #20619
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out at the U.S. government Sunday saying the American regime is the greatest threat to the world today. “The American regime is the greatest threat to the world today, with its irrelevant interference anywhere it pleases in the world, without any control, without any commitment, religious or moral. Interference that compromises security. America has made the world insecure,” Iran’s highest authority added. Khamenei also accused Israel, who he called “America’s chained dog,” of causing insecurity in the region.
The Iranian leader hardened his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers, including the U.S. and Russia, saying he did not trust Washington, despite reiterating he backed the negotiations, although he said that for a final agreement to be signed, the sanctions against his country have to be lifted simultaneously. However, the United States has dismissed that possibility. The leader made the statements during a televised address to several hundred Iranian military commanders, to whom he said the United Has created the “myth” of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat. “They created the myth of nuclear weapons so they could say the Islamic Republic is a source of threat. No, the source of threat is America itself, with its unrestrained, destabilizing interventions,” Khamenei said.
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If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. http://www.teleSURtv.net/englishApril 20, 2015 at 8:06 am #20620
There is not a single piece of concrete evidence to connect either Timothy McVeigh or Terry Nichols to any militia or right-wing group. Why has the news media refused to acknowledge this fact and continued to spread the patently false assertion that McVeigh was a member of a militia group? By definition, a terrorist must take credit for his violence, or else there is no compelling reason to commit a crime. The specific purpose of terrorism is to gain a political end through the credible threat to commit future acts of violence. No one has claimed credit for the Oklahoma City bombing. Militia and right-wing groups, the alleged masterminds and presumed beneficiaries, have been particularly vehement in denouncing the explosion and in many cases have cooperated directly with Federal agencies to absolve themselves of any involvement. The only statement of alleged political motive comes from the very government which was attacked. The OK City bombing was a false flag attack perpetuated by the government to gain a political end, and that end was to demonize political opposition. It is an effort that continues today and will expand as the political opposition gains popular support.April 20, 2015 at 8:36 am #20621
The latest revelations from the Washington Post about the FBI should leave you in no doubt about just how far gone this “justice” system is. Read it and weep:
The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.
I’m not sure what makes them “elite.” Perhaps it’s their penchant for incompetence?
Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.
The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.
The admissions mark a watershed in one of the country’s largest forensic scandals, highlighting the failure of the nation’s courts for decades to keep bogus scientific information from juries, legal analysts said.
Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, commended the FBI and department for the collaboration but said, “The FBI’s three-decade use of microscopic hair analysis to incriminate defendants was a complete disaster.”April 20, 2015 at 8:46 am #20622
“Maidan was also our operation. The snipers were trained in Poland. These terrorists shot 40 demonstrators and 20 police officers on the Maidan in order to provoke disorders,” said the EU Parliament Deputy and presidential candidate Janusz Korwin-Mikke.
JKM: Poland does not have a conflict of interests with Russia. We have no problems on the Polish-Russian border. Fostering a militaristic state of mind is not useful to us, only to the US. It’s hard to agree with people like Vladimir Zhirinovskiy, since he is crazy, but he is fair to call us as Washington’s stooges.
Wirtualna Polska: But such sentiments are only natural given Russia’s aggressive policies. It’s difficult to ignore Iskander missiles on our borders.
JKM: Just a second! The Iskanders appeared there only recently, after Poland launched a hundred brutal verbal assaults on Russia, and after US armored cavalry paraded on Polish territory. I am a poker player, and in poker one has to think like the opponent. From Russia’s perspective, the situation looks as follows: in the last twenty years NATO had swallowed up the German Democratic Republic, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, and wants to lay its paws on Ukraine. Moreover, they tore Kosovo away from Serbia, attacked Muammar Khadafy (may he rest in peace), and now it is attacking the only defender of Christianity in the Middle East, His Excellency Bashar al-Assad, only because they are Russia’s allies. One can find an internet meme which says “Russians want war. Look how they placed their country close to NATO bases.” So I’m asking, who’s the aggressor?April 20, 2015 at 8:59 am #20623
The information war can be quickly lost if one cannot get their assets onto the “battlefield.” For the US, UK or Europe, the constant din of their propaganda spread across the planet via their impressive and immense media networks has recently run into a few snags.
In nations like Russia, China or Iran, ruling governments and local industry have begun creating their own Internets, their own alternatives to US-controlled social media platforms and search engines, and in some cases, even their own hardware to run it all on. They have also taken a cue from the US and decided to put in “kill switches” and censorship measures to prevent information from abroad being piped into their nation and disseminated among their populations.
Or more accurate than saying “to prevent information from abroad,” one could say, “propaganda from abroad.”
For instance, the US State Department’s Voice of America network openly attempts to insert narratives favorable to US interests in targeted countries. So important does the US State Department see this mission, it has even attempted to construct independent communication networks by building their own towers and relay stations.
The US State Department has also spent millions of dollars on developing an “Internet in a suitcase,” or a means to create an Internet among activists even when the government of a nation targeted by the US for regime change shuts down the real Internet. Far from science fiction, the New York Times would even cover it in their article, “U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors.”
But the problem the US State Department and the special interests that underwrite it, is that such solutions are easily overcome by other governments, and even non-state actors operating in the defense of their nation against US-backed sedition.
In order to crowdsource such a project, and have it spread prolifically across the planet, it must be made to appear altruistic, unattached to the political subversion it is actually created for, and put into the hands of unwitting, well-intentioned hackers for the purpose of building it, refining it and perpetually updating it to adapt and overcome whatever challenges it faces.
Enter the “Outernet”
At first glance, the Outernet looks like an amazing social project by genuine people interested in empowering people with the vast amounts of free information available on the Internet. It is a satellite based broadcast, meaning it can reach anyone on Earth with a receiver. And while it talks about a “library in your pocket” and how having that information could change society, it also talks about the inability for sovereign governments to censor it. But who would want to censor a library?
At second glance, one will notice Syed Karim, the “founder” of Outernet. Karim was previously “director of innovation” at the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) which, surprise, funds the Outernet. And in turn, MDIF is run by former employees of Open Society, with Open Society funding MDIF.
In other words, at second glance, we see Open Society behind the Outernet through a series of carefully concealed fronts and an incestuous, tangled web of conflicts of interest. The initial nobility of the concept only further spirals into the abyss of government and corporate sponsored mass public persuasion and manipulation when one reads the archives of what has actually been broadcast already using Outernet.
Some of my favorites include “war surgery,” perfect for America’s terrorist mercenary army now operating in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya. There is also FEMA, WHO’s Ebola site and the Albert Einstein Institution: Advancing Freedom Through Nonviolent Action. The Albert Einstein Institution, it should be remembered, played a central role in building up the US State Department’s various networks behind so-called “color revolutions” that have since hit Ukraine, the Middle East and even as far as Southeast and East Asia.
Content is broadcast based on “votes.” But as everyone should know, voting itself is subject to mass manipulation either of the voters’ own perception, or of the very mechanics of the vote itself. It is also very clear that content that is either well sponsored, or is put out by well organized groups, gets placed toward the top of the list including links to the Jehovah Witnesses.
Thus the “great equalizer” Karim claimed Outernet is, is in fact yet another channel of Western government and corporate propaganda, giving those who already monopolize vast territory amid the information war, yet another weapon to use against unsuspecting minds. The only real feature that makes Outernet different from cable television or the Internet, is the fact that it is broadcast from a satellite, and thus difficult to block in a targeted country, and receivable by whomever the US State Department takes pilfered tax dollars and buys receiver sets for.
Currently, however, there is also a lot of very useful information that is being broadcast, voted up by legitimate users of the system, using the system as it should in theory be used. The problem is, whenever special interests want, they can override “the vote,” and spread propaganda and sedition anywhere on Earth.
It should be noted that projects by Google and Facebook, both partners of the NSA and its information war against humanity, have similar plans to Outernet. They propose roving drones or airships that transmit the Internet all over the world like Outernet’s satellite arrangement. Again, it would be assets controlled by the US government and corporations, and potentially beyond the reach of sovereign nations targeted by broadcasts and the sedition they are there to support.
It is clear that at least one foot has been placed in space, regarding the ongoing and ever-evolving information war. Other nations are likely to follow suit, placing their own broadcasters above the West and beaming down information the West would otherwise like controlled or silenced altogether. For the hackers and enthusiasts clamoring over the idea of Outernet, they can’t be blamed. But they would be wise to look deeper into who is behind it, and think about alternatives they could create to truly realize this concept as it should be, and deny these interests yet another noble cause to hide behind, and ultimately ruin with their deceit.April 20, 2015 at 9:03 am #20624
Who did this, or why, is not clear, but adds to the general barbarity we see unleashed in Ukraine.
A police inspector in the Lviv region was tied to a cart drawn by horses and dragged around for hours until he died.April 20, 2015 at 9:06 am #20625April 20, 2015 at 9:20 am #20626
Tony Blair is facing fresh accusations of a conflict of interest over his business affairs after it emerged he signed a controversial contract overseeing mining deals in Latin America.
Mr Blair is being paid to advise the Colombian government on how it spends £2 billion earned from mining deals.
The contract, obtained by The Telegraph, reveals that the Colombian government does not pay any fees for his services. Instead, the fees owed to Tony Blair Associates (TBA), Mr Blair’s consultancy firm, are paid for by an oil-rich Gulf state where Mr Blair has developed close links.
The deal raises questions over Mr Blair’s role as a Middle East peace envoy and whether he has used that position to befriend wealthy rulers in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are now funding his private consultancy work in Colombia, among other countries.
The disclosure will add to pressure on Mr Blair to quit as envoy. According to one well-placed source, he is expected to announce his resignation from the role in the coming weeks.April 20, 2015 at 9:33 am #20627
The top UK politician Greville Janner was reportedly part of the child abuse ring that operated at the Dolphin Square flats in London.
This ring was involved in the torture, rape and murder of children.
The child abuse survivor known as Nick claims that Janner raped him at several locations in London between 1979 and 1982.
VIP paedophile probe: Lord Janner was investigated over alleged membership of Westminster child abuse ring.
The London police spent six months investigating Janner’s reported attendance at London child abuse parties.
The notorious Crown Prosecution Service has admitted that Leicestershire police have enough evidence to charge Janner on 22 counts of sexually abusing boys.
But, the Crown Prosecution Service has declared that Janner, a top Jew, will not be prosecuted because of his age.
There is a belief that the UK security services and the UK elite are continuing to protect the child abuse rings organised for top people.
UNTOUCHABLE MEMBERS OF THE KOSHER NOSTRA
Leopold de Rothschild and Lord Janner.
Lord Janner is Jewish.
The Criminal Justice System in England is increasingly run by Jews.
For example, Lord Neuberger is the President of the Supreme Court.
There would appear to be a cover-up.April 20, 2015 at 11:54 am #20628
ZEESE: And the key thing on stopping the TPP is two things. First, this summer Obama’s pushing hard for a fast-track provision which essentially gets Congress out of it. It allows him to push forward without Congress [incompr.] the agreement, write the legislation to put the agreement into effect. Congress gets an up-or-down vote. No debate, no hearings, no nothing. And it keeps the people out, too. So the first battle is stop fast-track. So everyone’s got to tell their member of Congress and Senate no to fast-track.
Second, in October we expect we’ll start to see this come to the Congress, if it gets that far, for passage. And that’s going to be a key fight. We’re going to have to have a no vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or we’re going to look back at this global corporate coup that occurs in the Obama administration the way we’re looking back now on corporate personhood in the 1880s and ’90s. It’s that kind of a major shift in creating a whole new system of laws that’s going to empower corporations for generations to come.April 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm #20629
Outside Korydallos prison, the atmosphere is tense between GD supporters and antifascists groups.
According to media, antifa groups the deputy major of Korydallos and hospital doctors, two people were slightly injured outside Korydallos prison by Golden Dawn supporters and were transferred to the hospital. Both have face and head injuries. The man is a witness to testify for the murder of his friend, Pavlos Fyssas. The woman is an antifa protester.
There are also reports that a lawmaker from To Potami was attacked by a group of people wearing hoods as he was walking to the court. Anti-authoritarians have reportedly beat a GD supporter.
Golden Dawn remains strong
Golden Dawn, a marginal far-right party of 0.1% – 0.3% in elections, catapulted to 7% in 2012 and became 5th in the Greek Parliament with its anti-austerity and anti-migrants policies. The provocative behavior of GD MPs in and outside the Parliament, their openly spoken insults and bullying attitude towards the Greek political system had secured them loyal voters amid the most severe economic crisis that had hit Greece.
In October 2013, 16 Golden Dawn MPs, including the party leader, were taken one after the other into custody. They were released in March 2015, after they had spent 18 months in custody without trial.
Despite the fact that the majority of its MPs were in custody during January 2015 elections, Golden Dawn remained strong even though it has suffered some losses. It was again third party with 6.3% and elected 17 MPs to the Greek Parliament.April 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm #20630
The Right have pulled a massive con trick on many people. When fascism failed to replace democracy, the ruling class came out with libertarianism to as a way of getting rid of governments that was run by the public for the public.
Mankind had libertarianism for centuries where the kings, lords, and the ruling class ruled completely and no one else could do much about it.
The ruling class – the aristocracy – have managed to get people to believe that democratic government is similar to fascism, and communism, or social democracy. They have spent £millions on this propaganda.
Many libertarians don’t believe we should have monopoly laws, exactly what most of the ruling class believe too. Many libertarians that there should be no laws against insider dealing, exactly what the ruling class want too because they have lots of contacts and can manipulate the market.
Many libertarians want all regulations removed so that health and safety can be discarded and companies can pollute at will. Exactly what the ruling class wants too.
Many libertarians deny climate change science, exactly what the Koch brothers paid for. They pumped £millions into discrediting the science.
Only on war might the libertarians have different views to the ruling class. The Koch brothers put the anti war bit in, along with making drugs legal, to tempt young people in the 60’s to become libertarians. But libertarians won’t have any way to stop the rich from starting wars when they have got rid of the government. The rich will have private armies and many already do have now.
The ruling class own the media and have corrupted politics. By obscuring the facts they can get people to vote for policies that suit them, not the public. They have been conning people.
Our governments are corrupt and are ruled by the 1% and that’s why they have become unpopular. But the answer is not less government, but more democratic and accountable government. The ruling class have always fought against that, so now they have invented libertarianism to pull the wool over peoples eyes.April 20, 2015 at 6:03 pm #20631
The legal adviser to Alison Saunders was a barrister in the same chambers as the son of Lord Janner, it emerged last night.
The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that the Director of Public Prosecutions consulted Neil Moore – a barrister at 23 Essex Street where Daniel Janner worked – over whether to prosecute Lord Janner, The Times reported.
And senior police officers probing allegations of child abuse offences against the Labour peer have reportedly raised concerns about Mr Moore’s involvement in the decision to not proceed with his trial.
Last night a CPS spokesman said Mrs Saunders made the decision not to prosecute on her own, and that Mr Moore told her he had been in chambers with Lord Janner’s son before discussing the case.
He said Mr Moore had acted properly at all times.
In a further blow to Mrs Saunders, senior Conservative politican David Davis last night labelled her ‘the worst DPP in modern times’.
He told The Sun that the treatment of journalists charged with paying public officials was ‘heavy-handed and lacking in judgment’.
Mrs Saunders said it was her job to make ‘very difficult decisions’, but the Lord Janner row showed no sign of abating last night.
The DPP justified her decision not to prosecute by saying experts agreed Lord Janner, 86, was in poor health due to advanced Alzheimer’s disease.
Mrs Saunders blamed police and prosecutors and launched an independent review, but her remarks stoked fears of an establishment cover-up. Yesterday, calls grew for a judicial review of the decision, which Leicestershire Police said it was considering.
Simon Danczuk, the Labour MP who exposed Liberal MP Cyril Smith as a paedophile, said criticism of Mrs Saunders suggested something had ‘clearly gone very badly wrong’, adding: ‘It’s hard to see how her position remains tenable.’
More questions emerged about Lord Janner’s health last night as it was revealed he wrote to the House of Lords a fortnight ago to extend his role.April 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm #20632
Conservative Friends of Israel, abbreviated to CFI, is a British parliamentary group affiliated to the Conservative Party, which is dedicated to strengthening business, cultural and political ties between the United Kingdom and Israel. CFI is an unincorporated association.
According to the Channel 4 documentary Dispatches – Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby, around 80% of Conservative MPs are members of the CFI. In 1995 Conservative politician Robert Rhodes James called it “the largest organisation in Western Europe dedicated to the cause of the people of Israel”.
In 2007 the Political Director stated it had over 2000 members and registered supporters. In 2009, at least half of the shadow cabinet were members of the group according to a Dispatches documentary. Its membership includes:
David Cameron, Iain Duncan-Smith, Liam Fox, William Hague and Malcolm Rifkind.
David Cameron, then newly elected leader of the Conservative Party, addressed the CFI annual business lunch on 30 January 2006, whose audience included half of the Conservative Parliamentary Party. As part of his speech, he stated “I am proud not just to be a Conservative, but a Conservative friend of Israel ..”
The Dispatches documentary claimed members of the group and their companies have donated over £10 million to the Conservative party between 2001 and 2009. Dispatches described the CFI as “beyond doubt the most well-connected and probably the best funded of all Westminster lobbying groups”.
‘In 2010 the Conservative Foreign Secretary, William Hague, changed the law of ‘universal jurisdiction’ under pressure from the Israeli government to allow the war crimes arrest law to be amended specifically to facilitate the free entry to Britain of Israeli politicians and military personnel.’
‘In 2011 Defence Secretary Liam Fox resigned after a week of pressure over his working relationship with friend and self-styled adviser Adam Werritty. Mr Fox was being investigated amid claims he broke the ministerial code.In a letter to David Cameron, Mr Fox said he had “mistakenly allowed” personal and professional responsibilities to be “blurred”. Mr Cameron said he was very sorry to see him go. The defence secretary has been under pressure since it emerged that Mr Werritty, a lobbyist, had met him on 18 foreign trips despite having no official role. Mr Werritty, a former flatmate of Mr Fox and the best man at his wedding, handed out business cards suggesting he was his adviser and was present at meetings Mr Fox had with military figures, diplomats and defence contractors.’
‘In February 2015 former Secretary for Defence, Malcolm Rifkind claimed to have no salary and to be self-employed when discussing with what he thought were representatives of a Chinese company that wanted to buy influence in the UK parliament. Rifkind offered to get them access to British ambassadors for £5,000 to £8,000 per half day’s work. The people turned out to be journalists for The Daily Telegraph and Channel 4 News who recorded the conversations. As a result Rifkind was suspended from the party while the matter was investigated.
On 24 February 2015 Rifkind resigned his position as Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. Shortly afterwards he announced that he would not run as a candidate for his constituency of Kensington at the 2015 General Election. Rifkind admitted he “may have made errors of judgement” but insisted he had done nothing wrong in the cash-for access controversy. The former foreign secretary said it was “quite obvious” that allegations made following an undercover sting had “become an issue”. Rifkind said he had stepped aside as chair of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee because he did not want the work of the committee to be “distracted”.
‘Government Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith is said to regard governing with George Osborne and David Cameron as being like finding television presenters Ant and Dec running the country .. ‘
***Note: all the above quotations are unedited excerpts from published public domain informationApril 20, 2015 at 7:11 pm #20635
Monsanto Furious At World Health Organization For Claiming Weedkiller Causes Cancer
Monsanto says such studies are invalid. But critics say they merit attention.
“There are a number of independent, published manuscripts that clearly indicate that glyphosate … can promote cancer and tumor growth,” said Dave Schubert, head of the cellular neurobiology laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. “It should be banned.”
Glyphosate is linked to many more diseases than just cancer:
Dramatic Correlation Shown Between GMOs, Glyphosate And 22 Diseases
The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation”
Dr Stephanie Seneff of MIT explains how Glyphosate causes so many diseases:
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They are also pushing hard for the TPP and TTIP to protect their poison seeds. Fuck Monsatan.April 20, 2015 at 7:34 pm #20636April 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm #20637
Not Seeing Nazis
Despite propaganda efforts by the Obama administration and the major U.S. news media to play down western Ukraine’s legacy of Nazi collaboration, one of the heroes honored during the Maidan protests, which led to the Feb. 22, 2014 coup, was Stepan Bandera, an OUN leader who worked with the Nazis before falling out with them over issues of Ukrainian independence.
After spearheading the 2014 coup, the neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalist militias from western Ukraine were enlisted as the shock troops to attack ethnic Russian cities in eastern Ukraine, which had been the political base for ousted President Yanukovych. Even though some of those militias sported Swastikas and SS symbols, the mainstream U.S. news media either ignored those inconvenient realities or acknowledged them in the final paragraphs of long stories. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Seeing No Neo-Nazi Militias in Ukraine.”]
The recognition of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army was demanded last October by Ukraine’s right-wing and neo-Nazi groups, including the Svoboda party and the Right Sektor, which surrounded the parliament in Kiev with 8,000 protesters.
At that time, with U.S. officials sensitive to the image of the Ukrainian government caving in to rioters carrying neo-Nazi banners, the legislation was defeated. However, in recent weeks with the Kiev leadership leaning more heavily on the neo-Nazis and other ultra-nationalists to carry out the war against ethnic Russians in the east, more concessions are being made to the extremists.
Lurches to the Right
These lurches to the right have again been largely ignored by the mainstream U.S. media, which continues to blame the ethnic Russians for not submitting to the post-coup regime in Kiev and to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin as the supposed instigator of all the trouble.
But the Jerusalem Post noted, “While Jewish worries over anti-Semitism have been on the back burner due to the war [in Ukraine], several recent developments have shown that antipathy toward Jews, or at least indifference toward such attitudes when held by important military or political figures, still exists in Ukraine.
“Last November Jewish organizations expressed their displeasure when it was disclosed that the newly appointed police chief for the Ukrainian province in which Kiev is located came under fire after it was alleged that he had past ties with a neo-Nazi organization.”
The Jerusalem Post also took note of the Kiev regime’s recent appointment of right-wing extremist Dimitri Jarosch, who organized many of the fighters behind the February 2014 putsch, to be an official adviser to the army leadership.
The larger historical context is that Nazism has been deeply rooted in western Ukraine since World War II, especially in cities like Lviv, where a cemetery to the veterans of the Galician SS, a Ukrainian affiliate of the Nazi SS, is maintained. These old passions were brought to the surface again in the battle to oust Yanukovych and sever historic ties to Russia.
The muscle behind the U.S.-backed Maidan protests against Yanukovych came from neo-Nazi militias trained in western Ukraine, organized into 100-man brigades and bused to Kiev. After the coup, neo-Nazi leader Andriy Parubiy, who was commander of the Maidan “self-defense forces,” was elevated to national security chief and soon announced that the Maidan militia forces would be incorporated into the National Guard and sent to eastern Ukraine to fight ethnic Russians resisting the coup.
As the U.S. government and media cheered on this “anti-terrorist operation,” the neo-Nazis and other right-wing battalions engaged in brutal street fighting against Russian ethnic rebels. Only occasionally did this nasty reality slip into the major U.S. news media. For instance, an Aug. 10, 2014 article in the New York Times mentioned the neo-Nazi paramilitaries at the end of a lengthy story on another topic.
“The fighting for Donetsk has taken on a lethal pattern: The regular army bombards separatist positions from afar, followed by chaotic, violent assaults by some of the half-dozen or so paramilitary groups surrounding Donetsk who are willing to plunge into urban combat,” the Times reported.
“Officials in Kiev say the militias and the army coordinate their actions, but the militias, which count about 7,000 fighters, are angry and, at times, uncontrollable. One known as Azov, which took over the village of Marinka, flies a neo-Nazi symbol resembling a Swastika as its flag.” [See Consortiumnews.com’s “NYT Discovers Ukraine’s Neo-Nazis at War.”]
Meeting the Nazis
The conservative London Telegraph offered more details about the Azov battalion in an article by correspondent Tom Parfitt, who wrote: “Kiev’s use of volunteer paramilitaries to stamp out the Russian-backed Donetsk and Luhansk ‘people’s republics’… should send a shiver down Europe’s spine.
“Recently formed battalions such as Donbas, Dnipro and Azov, with several thousand men under their command, are officially under the control of the interior ministry but their financing is murky, their training inadequate and their ideology often alarming. The Azov men use the neo-Nazi Wolfsangel (Wolf’s Hook) symbol on their banner and members of the battalion are openly white supremacists, or anti-Semites.”
Based on interviews with militia members, the Telegraph reported that some of the fighters doubted the reality of the Holocaust, expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and acknowledged that they are indeed Nazis.
Andriy Biletsky, the Azov commander, “is also head of an extremist Ukrainian group called the Social National Assembly,” according to the Telegraph article which quoted a commentary by Biletsky as declaring: “The historic mission of our nation in this critical moment is to lead the White Races of the world in a final crusade for their survival. A crusade against the Semite-led Untermenschen.”
In other words, for the first time since World War II, a government had dispatched Nazi storm troopers to attack a European population – and officials in Kiev knew what they were doing. The Telegraph questioned Ukrainian authorities in Kiev who acknowledged that they were aware of the extremist ideologies of some militias but insisted that the higher priority was having troops who were strongly motivated to fight. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Ignoring Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Storm Troopers.”]
Since the coup, the New York Times and other mainstream U.S. news outlets have decried any recognition of the significant neo-Nazi presence in Ukraine as “Russian propaganda.” So, Ukraine’s new initiative to honor Nazi collaborators – in legislation coinciding with the commemoration of the end of the Holocaust – also must be ignored.
The pro-coup propaganda in the U.S. media has been so pervasive that a powerful “group think” took hold with the Kiev regime revered as white-hatted “good guys,” certainly not brown-shirted neo-Nazis. Or as the New York Times’ dimwitted foreign policy pundit Thomas L. Friedman declared in a column earlier this year, the new leaders of Ukraine “share our values.”April 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm #20638
Before most Americans could even pronounce the name “Houthi,” much less tell you who they were, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham were on a dais chastising President Obama for his unwillingness to bomb them into the ground.
Mere hours after the Saudis (armed with $90 billion in U.S. weaponry and more on the way) began pounding Shia Houthi rebel targets in Yemen, the two senators were lamenting that Washington had not been let in on the operation.
“The fact that the Arab coalition no longer trusts us, or feels they need to inform us as what they’re about to do, is chilling,” Graham said on March 26. “They no longer have confidence in the United States of America,” McCain enjoined. “The Saudis did the right thing.”
This has been a common refrain from the senior senators, who have become as predictable as the tides when it comes to blaming the president for “leading from behind,” or not showing the appropriate obeisance to certain foreign allies—whether Israel on the Iran nuclear deal or Ukraine in their struggle against Russia.
But that Obama should be admonished for a perceived laggardness in the Sunni Gulf states’ swift intervention in Yemen, in what has been called a battle for sectarian dominance in the region, shows how little these men think of the American public. After 14 years of fighting Sunni insurgencies with no end in sight (Iraq and Afghanistan, al-Qaeda everywhere, now ISIS), the idea the U.S. could be shamed into joining a coalition of countries espousing highly questionable motives and human rights records, in an intervention no one can rightly explain, should raise a few red flags.
And one question—what do we get out of it?April 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm #20639
The connections between the Canadian government and neo-Nazis in Ukraine should come as no surprise. The Ukrainian diaspora community in Canada was fertile ground to recruit far right anti-Communist activists and operatives during the Cold War. During the Cold War, right-wing Ukrainian groups denounced as supporters of the Soviet Ukrainian state any Ukrainian-Canadians who criticized the rightist leanings of Ukrainian-Canadian organizations.
In the early 1990s, it was discovered that the top leadership of such neo-Nazi organizations as the Heritage Front of Canada included covert agents of the CSIS. Moreover, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Toronto Star reported on neo-Nazi elements within the Canadian armed forces, including the elite Canadian Airborne Regiment. Just as was the case in the United States, Canadian neo-Nazi groups benefited from the right-wing and anti-Russian passions of the eastern European diaspora community that was permitted unfettered entry into Canada after World War II. America’s secret Operation Paperclip saw a number of Nazis given safe passage into the United States from Germany and countries in Eastern Europe. Many Nazis also entered Canada where they became active in emigré groups, including the Ukrainians, White Russians, Poles, Hungarians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Czechoslovaks, and others. Many of these groups supported the Reform Party of Preston Manning, which served as the inspiration for the Conservatives of current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
True to its neo-Nazi and far-right antecedent, the Reform Party, Harper’s government permits a number of Ukrainian-Canadian groups to provide material support to neo-Nazi militias, including the infamous Azov Battalion controlled by Ukrainian-Israeli oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, which have been responsible for carrying out attacks on civilians in the predominantly Russian-speaking Donbass region of Ukraine. The Ukrainian-Canadian groups rely on the support of many in the 1.2 million-strong Ukrainian community in Canada. The chief Ukrainian-Canadian organizations supporting neo-Nazi militias have links to the Stepan Bandera-led Ukrainian Insurgent Army that teamed up with Adolf Hitler’s SS troops in fighting the Allies in World War II. Bandera’s forces carried out mass executions of Jews and Poles in Nazi-held Ukraine and Galicia during the war.
Canada’s military support for neo-Nazi units in Ukraine preceded by almost a year the recent announcement that U.S. Army troops would be training the Azov Battalion, led by Nazi Andriy Biletsky, which marches under German Nazi SS flags. Canada has also provided support for the Aidar Battalion, which is believed to have recruited Islamic State Chechen irregulars to its ranks. Aidar Battalion forces have, according to Amnesty International, beheaded Russian-speaking Ukrainian citizens captured in eastern Ukraine.
The Harper government granted tax-free charity status to the Ukrainian aid group Army SOS, which works with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) to deliver military supplies, including drones and artillery targeting systems, to the Azov, Aidar, and other neo-Nazi battalions in Ukraine. Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader Andriy Parubiy, a leader, along with Oleg Tyahnybok, of the far-right wing Social National Party of Ukraine (Svoboda) that uses the neo-Nazi «Wolfsangel» symbol, was warmly received in Canada where he proclaimed that Canada was the Kiev regime’s most trustworthy ally. The Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader was received at the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry, and in the House of Commons.April 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm #20640
Over-the-horizon firing range, full autonomy of combat use (“fire and forget”), a set of flexible (“low”, “high-low”) trajectories, high supersonic speed on all phases of flight, full harmonization for a wide range of platforms (surface ships of all major classes, submarines and land-based launchers), low profile flight (sea-skimming), possible use of the missile in electronic countermeasures environment and under enemy fire.April 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm #20641
…..Hersh explained that, during the meeting in Cheney’s office, an idea was considered to dress up Navy Seals as Iranians, put them on fake Iranian speedboats, and shoot at them. This idea, intended to provoke an Iran war, was ultimately rejected:
HERSH: There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don’t we build — we in our shipyard — build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.
Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can’t have Americans killing Americans. That’s the kind of — that’s the level of stuff we’re talking about. Provocation.April 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm #20642
in nov 2001 fox news reported that 60 israeli spies where arrested in new york and 120 in the rest of the states.
…these israeli spies where trained in explosive ordinance ,military intel,electronic surveilance intercept were arrested in connection with the 911 event. the report was hushed up the israelites sent home in secretApril 20, 2015 at 9:06 pm #20643
In new comments published by Reuters today, Yemen’s Houthi militia leader, Abdelmalik al-Houthi, insisted his faction will never surrender to Saudi invasion forces.
Houthi, whose movement was founded by his since killed elder brother, says Saudi Arabia’s goal is “the invasion of this country, it’s occupation and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony.”
The Houthis have been the de facto rulers of Yemen since the January resignation of President Hadi. The Saudis began attacking Yemen earlier this month, saying their intention is to reinstall Hadi as the nation’s ruler.
A Shi’ite force that traditionally dominates Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia, the Houthis have long been a target for the Saudis, and doubly so now that they’ve expanded their control over much of the country’s west coast.
The Saudi invasion of Yemen, under the pretext of alleged Iranian involvement in the Houthi rebellion, is nothing but a thinly disguised helping hand extended to Al Qaeda. Saudi air strikes are directed exclusively against the Houthi militia, which the New York Times says “is considered Al Qaeda’s most determined foe.” Al Qaeda, however, is untouched.
The Saudis took the Americans by surprise, much to John McCain’s delight: at a congressional hearing, the Arizona Senator declared: “These countries, led by Saudi Arabia, did not notify us nor seek our coordination or our assistance in this effort because they believe we are siding with Iran. The prospect of radical groups like Iranian-backed Houthi militants” was “more than [U.S. Arab allies] could withstand.” Radical groups like Al Qaeda don’t seem to be in McCain’s purview: Iran is the main enemy, and Al Qaeda is just a footnote.
However, the Pentagon doesn’t quite see it that way, as Al Jazeera reports:
“A senior commander at Central Command (CENTCOM), speaking on condition of anonymity, scoffed at that argument. ‘The reason the Saudis didn’t inform us of their plans,’ he said, ‘is because they knew we would have told them exactly what we think – that it was a bad idea.’April 20, 2015 at 11:27 pm #20644April 21, 2015 at 12:13 am #20645
“…The Israelis may use fictitious business fronts in carrying out their intelligence and related operations…When such firms are discovered, every effort should be made to determine whether they are legitimate business establishments or fronts for covert Israeli operations, ” stated one 1951 report. The report was made as the incredible breadth of the Jewish Agency’s smuggling network became evident. Paying off witnesses and greasing politicians became part and parcel of “quashing” investigations into Israeli espionage in America.”April 21, 2015 at 12:18 am #20646
In other words, TPP elevates capitalization — the expectation of profit — as a principle to the principles of, say, the Bill of Rights, or the Declaration of the Rights of Man. And then, government, when it provides concrete material benefits to its citizens, must “compensate” capitalists whenever their calculated, immaterial expectations — capitalization — have been “expropriated.” What a racket! TPP is the biggest enclosure in the history of the world!
“Arbitrary control” — absolutism — in service of capital as a global change in the constitutional order, and all done in secret. What could go wrong?April 21, 2015 at 1:14 am #20647
The Child Sexual Abuse inquiry in the UK is an attempt to depict a powerful cult as a string of isolated incidents of “sex abuse”. The complicit UK media is running a huge propaganda campaign to conflate torture and murder with “paedophilia” and call for understanding of “paedophilia”.
This is not a group of sad paedophiles who need help and understanding. This is a torture and death cult with a powerful global human trafficking network. We demand that torture and murder be called torture and murder, not sex.
This is an international cult and needs to be investigated as one, not simply as an endless series of isolated incidents confined to the UK.
Killing children is not a sexual orientation. Torturing people is not a sexual orientation.
Journalist shot dead on her doorstep in 1999 after investigating “surprisingly big names”.
Questions will get you hurt, brother of missing boy told. http://mirr.im/1zOtMZh #NotChildLove
‘Kidnapped boy may have been murdered by VIP p̶a̶e̶d̶o̶p̶h̶i̶l̶e̶ murderers ring’ – police
Three boys were murdered by VIPs: growing stench of a cover-up by the Establishment
Notorious gang ‘could have covered up 17 child murders and be linked to VIP guest house’:
The #CSAinquiry death cult left 8 year olds missing the lower 1/2 of their bodies. Not exactly child love. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11239535/Father-claims-Scotland-Yard-covered-up-sons-murder-by-Westminster-paedophiles.html #NotChildLove
“There was no trace of his legs, pelvis or lower spine, nor of his outer clothes, his sleeveless vest or his Superman underpants.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11239535/Father-claims-Scotland-Yard-covered-up-sons-murder-by-Westminster-paedophiles.html #NotChildLove
UK establishment tortured and killed children for entertainment, for political power, and just because they could. https://georgiebc.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/sociopaths-psychopaths-and-death-eaters/ #NotChildLove
How PIE fought to control the Internet and create/build the paedosadist industry.
Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged five to 75 in NHS hospitals over decades of unrestricted access
Savile used glass eyes stolen from corpses to make rings and other pieces of jewellery.
‘Westminster deatheaters ring’ ‘The Untouchables’ as cops knew them http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5415/met-trawls-files-on-200-missing-boys-in-murder-probe-into-vips #NotChildLove
Cameron calls Westminster abuse ‘conspiracy theory’ security services silence journalists.
Abuse Campaigners Are Not Conspiracy Theorists, Mr Cameron http://huff.to/1qDK3KZ #NotChildLove
Ex-MI6 chief named as sexual abuser of boys at Dolphin Square http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5398/ex-mi6-chief-named-as-sexual-abuser-of-boys-at-dolphin-square#.VHYm53pK5y4.twitter #NotChildLove
Belfast’s Kincora scandal and MI5 must be part of Westminster paedophile inquiry
2002: Lord Mountbatten linked to #Kincora child abuse ring http://www.indymedia.ie/article/20885 #NotChildLove
Timebomb at Elm Guest House: Pop stars, a bishop and a top politician appear on a list
Father claims police covered up son’s murder by Westminster death eaters ring http://gu.com/p/43e4e/tw #NotChildLove
How did the pro-paedophile group PIE exist openly for 10 years?
The pedophile elite in London had branches in the Netherlands http://www.no2abuse.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-pedophile-elite-london-had-branches-in-the-netherlands-english-version #NotChildLove
Tory child abuse whistleblower: ‘Margaret Thatcher knew all about underage sex ring among ministers’
Theresa May says #CSAinquiry abuse claims are tip of iceberg http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30167914 #NotChildLove
Savile told hospital staff he performed sex acts on corpses in Leeds mortuary http://gu.com/p/3qefn/stw #NotChildLove
Belgian “…Dutroux continued to insist that he was part of a Europe-wide pedophile ring…”
Canada’s Pickton didn’t act alone in killings, witness says http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/pickton-didn-t-act-alone-in-killings-witness-says-1.685626 #NotChildLove
Joris Demmink abused children together with prince Claus in the sex cellars of Frits Salomon
Met trawls files on 200 missing boys in murder probe into VIPs http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5415/met-trawls-files-on-200-missing-boys-in-murder-probe-into-vips#.VHYrv4LNL0E.twitter #NotChildLove
‘Operation Midland’ investigates Tory MP over boy’s murder http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5409/operation-midland-investigates-tory-mp-over-boy-s-murder#.VHYr5MPfEaY.twitter #NotChildLove
John Allen found guilty of 26 charges child sex abuse in care homes http://gu.com/p/43jp8/tw #NotChildLove
‘He was a kind of bogeyman, Parents would say: “If you don’t start behaving, we’ll call for Cyril Smith.”
MP ‘told police about VIP paedophile ring’s parties 26 years ago’, investigation was shelved
Police may have helped cover up murder of 8 yr old boy http://dailym.ai/11qTvuT #NotChildLove
“It’s alleged that records of CSA by politicians were deliberately removed/destroyed by Home Office”
Former Surrey Comet news editor gagged over reporting of death eaters http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/11621747.Former_Surrey_Comet_news_editor_gagged_over_reporting_of_alleged_paedophile_ring/?ref=twtrec #NotChildLove
Are Royal Family complicit in UK child abuse cover-ups? http://youtu.be/N2tjtno2cmI #NotChildLove
23 reasons why Royal Family must be compelled to answer questions for the #CSAinquiry
Royal Family and Thatcher to blame for Savile cover-up, says Noel Edmonds http://metro.co.uk/2014/11/17/royal-family-and-thatcher-covered-up-saviles-crimes-says-noel-edmonds-4951348/ #NotChildLove
200 missing boys in 6 years. Torture. Murder. 8 yo missing 1/2 of his body. Victims aged 5 to 75. Hospital ghouls. Morgue ghouls. #NotChildLove
83 page NGO report on “sexual violence and brutality” in UK territory St. Helena was suppressed in 2013.
Rolf Harris visited Broadmoor hospital with Jimmy Savile http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10937143/Rolf-Harris-visited-Broadmoor-hospital-with-Jimmy-Savile.html #NotChildLove
Stop listening to UK media soothing noises about paedophiles and moral hysteria and start looking for the cult networks. #NotChildLove
The tide has turned on Westminster #deatheaters as 2 ex-police officers, 1 Special Branch, come forward.
UK media is truly stomach-churning. “Child sex” during which the lower ½ of the child’s body is removed. “Child lovers” tho! #NotChildLove
Death eaters are not child lovers. Torture and murder are not a sex scandal. Sex is not an attack.
“All three major parties, judiciary, military, & security services have so far been implicated”
#DolphinSquare 3 boys murdered by VIPs “abuse on an industrial scale.” http://dailym.ai/1BVALnZ #NotChildLoveApril 21, 2015 at 8:49 am #20648April 21, 2015 at 9:01 am #20649
Richard Nixon was a traitor.
The new release of extended versions of Nixon’s papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will.
Nixon’s newly revealed records show for certain that in 1968, as a presidential candidate, he ordered Anna Chennault, his liaison to the South Vietnam government, to persuade them to refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson.
Nixon’s interference with these negotiations violated President John Adams’s 1797 Logan Act, banning private citizens from intruding into official government negotiations with a foreign nation.
Published as the 40th Anniversary of Nixon’s resignation approaches, Will’s column confirms that Nixon feared public disclosure of his role in sabotaging the 1968 Vietnam peace talks. Will says Nixon established a “plumbers unit” to stop potential leaks of information that might damage him, including documentation that he believed was held by the Brookings Institute, a liberal think tank. The Plumbers’ later break-in at the Democratic National Committee led to the Watergate scandal that brought Nixon down.
Nixon’s sabotage of the Vietnam peace talks was confirmed by transcripts of FBI wiretaps. On November 2, 1968, LBJ received an FBI report saying Chernnault told the South Vietnamese ambassador that “she had received a message from her boss: saying the Vietnamese should “hold on, we are gonna win.”
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