Sunday, July 27, 2014

And, in other news besides the West-sanctioned genocide in Gaza, let's peep at Afghanistan ....

to see what gives over there, after all Afghanistan is the great victory of the mighty United States of America and her allies, including Canada who loves to dance cheek to cheek with her dashing beau.  Ooooooooo .... she and she, her and her.  Lesbians both, eh?

Azam Ahmed writing at NYTimes:
Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan  
Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders.

The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar.

Their advance has gone unreported because most American forces have left the field and officials in Kabul have largely refused to talk about it. The Afghan ministries have not released casualty statistics since an alarming rise in army and police deaths last year.

At a time when an election crisis is threatening the stability of the government, the Taliban’s increasingly aggressive campaign is threatening another crucial facet of the American withdrawal plan, full security by Afghan forces this year........

MEANWHILE, in other remote areas of Afghanistan ethnic cleansing of those who are not full bloodied Taliban continues unabated:

From ToloNews:
At least 15 Afghan civilians, including three women and a child, were killed when "criminals linked to foreign intelligence" stopped three passenger vans early Friday morning and killed each one-by-one in the remote province of Ghor, locals officials said.

The 15 killed were separated by the armed men after their national ID cards were checked, Provincial Governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati told TOLOnews.

An adviser to the provincial governor was also among those killed, said Rahmati.

Local officials said the victims of the shootout belonged to the Hazara ethnic minority.

"Four of them were members of one family," said Governor Rahmati. "A groom and his bride and the groom's mother and sister were brutally killed."
The three vans – two heading to the capital of Kabul and one on its way from Kabul to Cheghcheran – were randomly stopped at one point in the isolated Lal and Sarjungal district.
Ghor Police Chief Gen. Fahim Qayem said an investigation has begun to find out why selected passengers were killed.
However, the suspected Taliban insurgents, blamed for most of the civilian causalities, have not yet commented about the incident......

Libya, the Utopia of NATO warlords, in total chaos

The warmongers of NATO  responsible for the Libyan fiasco of 3 years ago must be feeling a bit of relief these last few days because the world's attention is on the Israel/Gaza war and the Ukraine's ethnic cleansing of Russians from East Ukraine by blowing up passenger planes, separatists and civilians mercilessly. With so much mayhem going on elsewhere, nobody is pointing fingers at what the NATO numbskulls have done to Libya by their wanton desire for regime change here, there and  everywhere where they perceive the rulers of targeted countries not falling on their faces before the sacrosanct NATO feet.  

From all news and indications so far,  Afghanistan is going to go the way of Libya, just like Iraq has already done. The world would have been saved from all this misery if only Saudi Arabia had been bombed out of existence after 9/11.

Ignore the prophecy nonsense spouted  in the last few seconds of the vid below. Everything else is pretty accurate.

Several more human traffickers deported from Canada

The investigation is likely going to ferret out more of these slave traders .... at least, I hope so.

From CBC:
....A man who was lured into what has been called the largest human trafficking ring in Canadian history says he’s thrilled the individuals who forced him to work in deplorable conditions have been deported — because he was afraid they would come after him again.

“I feel very good about it. Now they won’t bother me again,” Tomas Miko told CBC News on Wednesday. “If someone did it to me once, perhaps they’d do it again.”

Miko was one of 19 Hungarian men who were falsely lured to Canada by the Domotor-Kolompar criminal organization with the promise of work in the construction industry and thousands of dollars in pay. Instead, they were kept in basements, forced to work from dawn to dusk and fed table scraps........

..........The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) deported 20 people from May 2012 to May 2014 at the end of their prison sentences. The nine deportations publicly announced Tuesday were:

Krisztina Csaszar.
Ferenc Domotor Jr.
Gizella Domotor.
Jozsef Domotor.
Ferenc Karadi.
Attila Kolompar.
Gizella Kolompar.
Gyozo Papai.
Janos Szanto.

A Canadian escort back to Hungary
The CBSA even went so far as to send an escort to ensure the nine arrived in Hungary.
“Generally, if the CBSA has reasonable grounds to believe that an individual could pose a danger to the public during a flight, officers will be deployed to escort the individual to their point of finality,” CBSA spokeswoman Antonella DiGirolamo told CBC News.........

"Put not your trust in princes"

Rex Murphy's warning will be similar to the prediction of Lord Grey's at the onset of WW1 which he quotes in the article below:  
“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”

From NationalPost:
.....“Put not your trust in princes” is not Eliot, but the Psalms. The “princes” of 1914 we now see for what they were — befuddled, arrogant and above all careless of consequences. Who has optimism that today’s leaders are any more wise or ready? Looking at events since the destruction of the twin towers in September, 2001, the inaugural deed of the current crises, who can draw coherence or logic from them. It has been a scramble and a tumbling from one event to the next since that awful day. And by one of history’s “subtle confusions,” as Eliot had it, Afghanistan and Iraq are tending now (and in Iraq’s case, is already there) to a condition more threatening than when the vast effort here in the West to confront terrorism began.....

What the USA-armed and trained ISIS/ISIL/IS/xyz jihadis have done/are doing to Iraqi Christians

This is the misery that the USA-armed and trained jihadis have brought down on Christians in Iraq.  I hope you know by now that large segments of  the wahhabi terrorist army laying claim to almost half of Iraq are a product of the  training and funding provided to them by the USA and her allies  including Israel, ( see here and here for Israel's complicity in the training) with the sole purpose of fighting in Syria to oust Assad,  and while they are still trying to do that in Syria, they are simultaneously annexing large areas of Iraq and expelling, killing, converting, raping, etc,etc, the remaining Christians.
What a wonderful world of shortsighted warmongering politicians and their billionaire buddies!

Matthias Baun Brubaker Christensen writing at SyriaComment:
....Islamic state: a lion and a fox? 

The Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham) emerged out of the ashes of two conflicts. It was born as a result of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and then used the power vacuum created by the civil war in Syria to create a base out of which it could create the foundations for an emerging state. However, how likely are they to succeed in their goal of establishing a functioning state? In answering this question, it is crucial to understand their strategy: do they only operate based on ideological fervor, or does their strategy contain elements of realism? Machiavelli taught us that a successful prince should learn to be both a fox and a lion, does IS have the ability to act as both?

Machiavelli’s recommendations for Princes
The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves. Machiavelli, The Prince.
What did Machiavelli mean in his masterpiece, which for long has been essential reading on the reading list for all first year political science students? In the animal kingdom, a lion is the symbol of ultimate strength. It is the most powerful mammal on land that is feared by all other animals. However, the lion has a weakness, it is not intelligent enough to recognize the danger of traps.

A fox is also a predator, living off preying on other animals. However, the fox is cunning and calculating. It recognizes dangers when it feels uncomfortable in a new setting. A fox does not necessarily attack if it judges that it could result in it being in danger........

After the Malaysian MH17 tragedy, Russia's ATA poses many questions ....

directed at the Ukrainian govt and subtly to the West as well. But, take it for granted that the MSM in our blessed Western countries will ignore it all as propaganda  ... because dontcha know,  Russia is the enemy of the West,  the Russian bear is coming to get us all, we have to destroy the bear before it destroys us. 
Our brave new world that's turned upside down. We are so begging for a nuclear war...I just can't believe that we humans in spite of all the achievements to date, still have the innate stupidity in most of us, to clamor for the destruction of all of us. The fear mongering never stops. Even the cartoonists are completely brainwashed as seen from most of the cartoons below. Reasoning has left the planet.

From RT:
Malaysian Boeing disaster – Russia’s questions to Ukraine:
Russia’s Air Transport Agency has prepared a number of questions for Ukraine seeking to clarify the situation surrounding the crash of flight MH17.

Questions to Ukraine regarding the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash
The following data shall be requested:

1. Video and audio recording of the air traffic control center communications.

2. Tape recordings of radio exchanges between the air traffic controller and adjacent air traffic control centers inter alia covering the entry into the Ukrainian airspace.

3. Recordings of radio exchanges and phone calls between the air traffic controllers and the military air traffic control sector or Ukraine Air Defense.

4. Tape recordings of radio exchanges between the air traffic controllers and aircrews of SIA351 (Singapore Airlines) and AIC113 (Air India).

5. Data from ground-based radar facilities (including primary surveillance radar) on the aircraft track starting from the entry into Ukrainian airspace.

6. Information on the composition and performance of Ukrainian ground radar facilities, including the Russian-type radar stations, “Dome” radar stations etc.

7. Information from the Ukraine Armed Forces on the Air Defense control of airspace in this region (if such control has indeed occurred), including recordings of radio exchanges between Air Defense sites.

8. Description of the radar situation, including the complete information on military aircraft flights in the area of the military conflict and impact area of the aircraft debris.

9. Information on the specific detachment of Ukrainian Armed Forces which was tracking aircraft on July 17, 2014 and its location.

10. Tape recordings of radio exchanges between military pilots and the military air traffic control sector and the military pilots themselves in the area of the military conflict and the impact area of the aircraft debris.

11. Data from military aircraft data recorders present in this area.

12. Information on the specific instructions from the Ukraine Aviation Administration to the air traffic control units of Ukraine with relation to the imposed restrictions on the airspace utilization in the area of Donetsk and Lugansk (issuance of NOTAM) as well as the implemented procedures for coordination between the aircrews and Ukraine Air Defense units.

13. Parameters from the specialized onboard systems maintaining accurate data on aircraft track based on GPS signal.

14. Information on possible interference with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) performance on the day of the accident (the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia had been previously informed by Russian airlines flying over Ukraine).

15.Information on the aircrew pre-flight briefing (including the availability of information on the valid NOTAMs, enplaned flight levels and possible deviations from the filed flight plan).

16. A copy of the flight plan filed by the Malaysian airliner.

17. Statistics on previous MH17 flights on this air route.

18.Information about the missile launches planned for the date of the air accident including placement of the respective forces and means.

19. Daily plan and objective control data of the flight operations executed by the Ukrainian air forces on July 17, 2014.

20.Data about actual existence and consumptions of the anti-aircraft guided missiles, all anti-aircraft missiles systems, which are in the armament of the Ukrainian military forces.

21. Information about all the launches of the guided missiles by the Ukrainian military (including training exercise) during the period of July 10-17, 2014.

22. Information about the activation of the radar centers in the period close the time of the air accident.

It is necessary to make the following actions:

23. To execute a layout of the aircraft construction elements. To make the visual examination in regard to the existence of striking elements.

24. To make the detailed visual examination of the air accident scene, including the existence of striking elements.

25. Inquire aircraft crews present in the area on the day of the accident on the possible interference with on-board and ground-based navigation aids.

26. Decipher DFDR data (digital flight data recorder), paying special attention to the performance of the navigational equipment and trajectory parameters.

27. Receive all the data on the crashed aircraft including all previous possible failures and deficiencies, opened MEL items (failure or deficiency of a certain piece of equipment form the minimal equipment list), especially with regards to the navigational equipment.

28. Interrogate the crew if the flight SIA 351 Copenhagen – Singapore on the subject of possible observation of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crash........

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Warsaw Ghetto of the WW2 era and the Gaza of today ... so many similarities, it's uncanny ....

but  we have lost our souls to evil and can't see them.

The thing to ponder on, dear people, is the fact that the Germans didn't think they were doing anything wrong just like the Israeli Jews of today and the Western powers of today are smug in their belief that they are doing no wrong.... the Israeli Jews are doing to the Palestinians exactly what was done by the Nazis to them ... and the Western powers, by giving their carte blanche to the Israelis to carry on the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza, are doing exactly what the German allies had done during the holocaust. The day of reckoning will come ... it has to, just like it did for Germans and her allies. Jews were treated like dirt by the Germans and their allies .... just like how the Palestinians are treated like dirt  by Israel and her allies.  How we forget history, don't we?

Warmongering whores don't realize what a nuclear war will do to them...

and the money they have amassed when they themselves get liquefied with the rest of us?  Like I have said before, warmongers are big on short term fixes without giving a damn about the consequences to follow.  Deep thinkers they are not and never have been.  Sadly for us, warmongers are the big gun billionaires who have plenty of clout in politics, and so we puny Earthlings are at the mercy of those who have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ brawn sans brains.

From Paul Craig Roberts at his blog:
.....The only conclusion is that all the whores were paid off. The whores can always count on Washington paying them off. For money the whores are selling out civilization to Washington’s war, which likely will be nuclear and terminate life on earth. The whores’ money will incinerate with them......

Egypt .... July 26, 2014

Egypt's militants fire rockets, probably aimed at a government building, miss and kill villagers, four of them children.  In retaliation, Egyptian forces kill dozens of militants, arrests suspects and destroys their homes.  
Egypt's civil war will grow in leaps and bounds.  

From TNNEgypt:
A rocket attack on the city of Rafah, northern Sinai near the Gaza border, killed four children and injured five adults as the rockets landed near their homes, according to security officials.

Security sources stated that the attack was likely made by Islamist militants operating in Sinai and authorities are examining the site of the impact. Additionally, they stated that the rockets were probably targeting an army compound or checkpoint.
The rocket was fired from al-Gorah city, 10 kilometres away from the Gaza border, they added.......

From EgyptIndependent:
The armed forces launched a crackdown in North Sinai Friday where 12 jihadists were killed, 11 suspects arrested, 36 houses and 40 militant safehouses were destroyed, according to armed forces spokesperson Mohamed Samir on Saturday.

The raids resulted in the destruction of an SUV and the killing of five militants who were in the vehicle in Sheikh Zuwaid, as well as the killing of seven others in an exchange of fire with the the security forces.
Eleven suspects were arrested, he added. 

The operation was in the villages of Altoma, Tagamu Abu Aita, Ethel Abu Maharb, Tagamu Abu Malhos, Aljmiei, Agra, Mahdia, and Lofitat, said Samir.

Samir mentioned 36 houses, 40 vehicles, five safehouses and 12 motorcycles allegedly belonging to the militants were destroyed. .......

The happenings at the US border with Mexico ....

are not just events to do with minors seeking refugee status, they are also to do with drug trafficking and human trafficking. And, worst of all, potential terrorists also coming through ... I used to keep track of  this long, long, ago. Not any more....if our North American governments don't give a damn, why should we? 

Paolo Mastrolilli writing at LaStampa:
At U.S.-Mexico Border,Children’s Lives On The Line.

Juan Castro is trying to keep it together as he tells me this story, but the tears well up in his eyes. “There was this 11-year-old girl from Guatemala who had been raped. I had to ask her how, where, by whom, why and every single detail that could help build her case to stay in America,” he recalled. “As I brought up all the terrible memories with my questions, I looked into her eyes in search of any ounce of hope or a sign that her life hadn’t been broken.” 

Juan is the director of legal services for Catholic Charities, San Antonio’s Caritas. His job is to visit the detention centers that house the minors who come to America alone, and help look for a way to keep them in the country. 
Since the beginning of this year, 52,000 children have arrived, with a total of 90,000 forecast by December — and more than 120,000 expected for next year. Many of them arrive sick, with at least two confirmed cases of swine flu, scabies, lice, and some are now even saying AIDS. This is a humanitarian emergency which has now prompted President Barack Obama to ask for nearly $4 billion from Congress to try and contain it.  

“They come for two reasons,” says Antonio Fernandez, head of Catholic Charities. “The first is that they are escaping violence in their countries, and the second is that they think the U.S. immigration laws have changed and they will be allowed to stay. It’s a wrong perception, because Obama signed the DACA amnesty bill, which prohibits the expulsion of those who have resided in the States since they were young children — not those who come today.” 

And Castro notes the major change in the recent wave of arrivals is how few are Mexico natives, because the U.S. has an agreement with the Mexican government to quickly expel those illegals. Instead, these immigrants are coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. Their families entrust them to the so-called coyotes — the traffickers — paying around $8,000 for their trips, usually knowing that they have relatives already living in the U.S. The coyotes get half of the money straight away, and the second half when they get to their destination. 

“For these poor families, $8,000 is a fortune — years and years of hard work,” Castro notes. “If they can’t afford this amount, the children are obliged to pay their way in one of two ways: sex or drug trafficking.” 
And Castro adds a grim statistic: “We know that the same number of boys and girls leave, but 75% of boys arrive, and 25% of girls.”  

Along the road  
What skews these figures? “Many don’t make it and they die. For the girls, however, they can end up in the hands of traffickers who get offered up to $20,000 for them — a lot more than the $4,000 that the child’s family has given them before they set out. Unfortunately these girls then get sold to the highest bidder and end up in prostitution.” .........

........At La Joya police station, Detective David Ortiz confirms that the situation is beyond control. He says it is the narco gangs, like Los Zetas, who are calling the shots. “Often the coyotes leave the children on one side of the river to let the Border Patrol agents be distracted and not notice the drugs being smuggled somewhere else. One evening I saw a suspicious-looking van so I began to follow it. Two other cars quickly arrived and sandwiched me in, trying to force my car off the road. They were trying to make me stop them for a ticket so I would let the van drive off. I ignored them though, and ended up finding 80 kilograms of marijuana in the van.”  
But the postscript to the story is that Ortiz couldn’t prosecute the suspects. ...........

The mountain of HATE in Gaza is reaching the skies ....

can you blame the ordinary Gazans who probably had no interest in politics and Hamas before now, but will henceforth build intense hatred for Israel and anything Jewish for generations to come?

I know for a certainty that I would be feeling tonnes of hate along with the grief, if I saw my family torn to pieces and scattered around me in bloody chunks.  I would not give a fuck about why and how and the nitty-gritty of what Hamas is doing to Israel by lobbying their ineffectual rockets,  I would just be too busy hating the butchers from Israel. Put yourselves in their shoes and see how you would feel if you had no interest in politics and just wanted to get on with your ordinary lives.  Everybody in Gaza is not Hamas, people.  Think, for goodness sake!  Think past the brainwashing!  Try to wrench at least a bit of humanity from the far reaches of whatever kind of a soul or conscience you have remaining inside you somewhere.

From Mondoweiss:
Ayman Abu Toaimah, 32, a resident of Khuza’a recalls, “As Israeli invading troops advanced to the village they besieged it and used residents as human shields. When the Israeli army arrested people and then released some of them, they were told they are free to go back to the village, but as they were fleeing they came under fire and some of them shot dead. These people were used as human shields.”

Abu Saleem, 56, a resident of Khuza’a echoed Abu Toaimah, “Israelis claim that Hamas is using us as human shields– how? This is a lie, we do not see fighters in the streets. It’s them, the Israelis who used us as human shields in Khuza’a and Shuja’iyeh. They turned our houses into military posts, terrified residents in the houses. They attacked innocent civilians with their bombs, and missiles, they attacked chicken farms, they burned our crops, they have no mercy.”

What happened in Khuza’a was a massacre. Civilians were killed in their homes and while they were fleeing. Even ambulances were not immune. Paramedics report that Israeli forces stopped ambulances that were trying to reach casualties and tried to arrest a number of wounded. Ambulances came under fire despite the coordination by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Scenes of dead bodies scattered in the streets reminiscent of the Sabra and Shatila massacre that took place in two Palestinian refugee camps in 1982 have begun to leak out of the village.

Abu Ali Qudail a resident of Khuza’a said: “When the ICRC told us that ambulances are waiting us at the entrance of the village from the western side, about 1,000 people rushed to leave their homes, some of which were used as a hideout for Israeli forces. As people were leaving they were surprised that the ambulances were not there, and as we were waiting tank shells rained down on our heads.”

Many people were killed, many others injured. Survivors say they could not help the wounded, many were still under the rubble, homes were destroyed and the smell of smoke and bombs was everywhere.

Abu Ali Qudail continued: “I was watching members of my family dying in front of me, some of them were torn to pieces. Rami, Ibrahim, Alia, Haj Abed died..we had to leave them behind, as soon as we reached one of the Khan Younis schools we entered it to seek shelter but it was very crowded with people who fled their homes. It’s hard to see people dying and you do not know what to do. One of my relatives’ homes were struck while they were inside.”........

Prediction: "Tranny" surgeries will become a "hole" big booming industry ....

get on the ground floor, invest in these money-making surgery clinics and become rich while simultaneously enforcing the paper walls of the Babylonian West and doing your bit for the expanding depravity of its social structure. Tranny surgeons will be the new billionaires now.... wait and see.

We like to see labels stating the ingredients on the stuff we buy for consumption and otherwise, don't we?  Will the potential beaux of trannies be informed of what the trannies were before the slicing and dicing?  Imagine a man falling for a person he thinks is a woman and afterwards learns he is in love with a person who was born a male and had his junk removed and hence the cavity between the legs he fiddled with is just a hole not a vagina.  Nice, eh?!

From Yahoo:
Model Andreja Pejic Comes Out as Transgender.

Andreja Pejic, the Bosnian-born supermodel known for her striking androgyny, has come out as transgender, announcing on social media Thursday that she’s officially transitioned from male to female, and that doing so has saved her life.
“As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter without having to alienate their past,” the 22-year-old wrote in amessage to Facebook fans, in which she thanked everyone for their support over the years. “I think we all evolve as we get older and that’s normal but I like to think that my recent transition hasn’t made me into a different individual. Same person, no difference at all just a different sex, I hope you can all understand that.”....

Friday, July 25, 2014

The inhumanity of those standing with Israel in the genocide of Gaza ....

may they and theirs suffer the same torment as they wish and condone on the Palestinians of Gaza.
Nothing, absolutely NOTHING can ever be used as an excuse to kill innocent women and children. NOTHING.

Jon Snow writing at Channel4:
Gaza is not just about them, it’s about us, too

She lay in my arms. Just weeks old, a tiny baby. Her Palestinian father had just handed her to me at the infernal steel border building at the exit of Gaza into Israel. She did not cry. She just looked at me with her beady, dark eyes.
Her father was trying both to open her pram, and steady his wounded wife in her wheel chair. Their luggage was scattered at the final entry gate as if just thrown through it.

We shared no common language, it had just seemed inevitable that as the only other able-bodied human in this absurd transit room, I should care for the baby.

I know not their story, nor how, alone seemingly, they were the only Palestinians, in that brief half-hour of Israeli aerial ceasefire, to have been allowed across.

But holding this girl baby connected me again to the wardfuls of small children so brutally smashed by this odious war. Connected me too to the ever-present reality that the average age in Gaza is 17 and that a quarter of a million are children are, like the babe in my arms, small children.

I could see the young Israeli IDF guards peering at me through the steel room’s bullet-proof glass. They were the same women who, from another glass window, had barked commands at me though a very public address system.

 “Feet apart!” they said. “Turn! No, not that way – the other!” Then, in the next of five steel security rooms I passed through - each with a red or green light to tell me to stop or go – a male security guard up in the same complex above me shouted “Take your shirt off - right off. Now throw it on the floor… Pick it up, now ring it like it was wet” (it was wet, soaked in sweat).

From entering the steel complex until I reach the final steel clearing room where I held the baby, I was never spoken to face to face, nor did I see another human beyond those who barked the commands through the bullet-proof windows high above me.

Finally, even a little reluctantly, I handed my little bundle of humanity back to her father. At that point, the nicest of Israelis, a British-born captain greeted me by name and then moved straight to the aid of the arriving Palestinians...............

Another angle to the Malaysian MH17 tragedy

This vid is from June and among the things the separatist talks about, she mentions that the Ukrainian fighter jets use cover of passenger planes to  drop bombs or missiles on the separatists.  We now know that there were two fighter jets sharing the airspace with the MH17 before it went down.  Chances are the plane was downed of a hit from an air-to-air missile.  Why?  I don't know.  But, I am sure we will know why, sooner or later. 

The most interesting thing I have read today on the Ukraine

I don't know about you, but IMO this is not propaganda as much as many of you would like to dismiss it as such. 

From The Saker blog:
Catastrophic Desertions and Losses in the Ukrainian Army - Official Ukrainian Reports, July 19, 2014
Catastrophic Desertions and Losses in the Ukrainian Army - Official Ukrainian Reports, July 19, 2014
Preamble by Gleb Bazov: It is rare that we report on the workings of the aggressor across the battle lines. This item is different. Before you is a translation, kindly prepared by Valentina Lisitsa, of a report from the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the President of Ukraine, P.A. Poroshenko. It is an important document, which, we hope, you will distribute widely.
No further commentary is necessary, other than the following brief quotation. According to V.O. Nalyvaichenko, "2/3 of the active combat military units currently participating in the ATO will simply cease to exist in as little as 4 to 5 days" due to mass desertions and casualties. To provide context for this letter, provided below is another document recently publicized as an internal memorandum from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, which details recent casualties of the Ukrainian army, equally as catastrophic as its desertion rates

Report by Head of SBU, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the President of Ukraine, P.A. Poroshenko
Translated by Valentina Lisitsa..........

Bad time for Muslims to utter "bomb" especially when they are flying ....

however, nothing they say or do when walking our streets will prevent our wonderful Immigration dept from bringing in more hotheads in their planeload after planeload.  

From CTVNews:
25-year-old passenger arrested after Sunwing flight escorted back to Toronto.
A 25-year-old Canadian man is in custody after two U.S. fighter jets escorted a Panama-bound flight back to Toronto on Friday.
The Sunwing plane was forced to turn around when a passenger said he wanted to bomb Canada, eyewitnesses reported.
Flight 772 departed from Toronto at 7 a.m. Friday, heading toward Panama City with 181 passengers, two infants and a crew of six on board.
Passenger Bettina Bathe told CTV Toronto the incident unfolded not long after takeoff when a flight attendant came by to pass out headsets.
"He basically just tore a strip off her, explaining how expensive the cigarettes are here in Canada, he hates Canada," Bathe said.
"Then he said, with great expression using his hands, 'I just want to bomb Canada.'"
Following procedure, the flight was then diverted back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, about 45 minutes into the flight, escorted by two fighter jets.......

Bad month for flying?

Three crashes this month. Approximately 500 dead.

From TelegraphUK;
Air Algerie plane wreckage found in southern Mali
Wreckage from plane found at what is thought to be crash site of Air Algerie flight which disappeared en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 117 on board
The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight which vanished from radar in West Africa has been discovered near Mali's border with Burkino Faso, according to officials.
Burkina Faso's commander in chief Gilbert Diendere said the burnt-out wreckage of flight AH5017 was found south of the Mali town of Gao, 30 miles north of the border.
He said searchers found human remains and burned and scattered plane wreckage at the site.
The search team had gone from Burkina Faso to Mali to follow up reports from a resident who described seeing a plane go down.
The Air Algerie jetliner was carrying 116 people. It vanished on Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials had said it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week......

Intrigue upon intrigue continues with the downing of Malaysian MH17 flight

The first thought that popped to mind yesterday on reading about the Ukrainian govt. collapse, was whether those quitting the parliament had the  knowledge that it was their own rogue army or the thousands of mercenaries they have hired, who were responsible for the downing of MH17.  These kind of things are always liable to seek sunlight, sometime or the other, and the concentrated efforts by the culprits to keep such unsavory stuff  a secret, never works.  Although, I have not read any theory so far on what exactly was the reason behind the collapse of the Ukrainain parliament,  the story put out about MPs not able to agree on budget, etc.  is ludicrous to say the least.

Below are the first few paragraphs from two articles by Robert Parry of Consortium News, one dated July 20 and the other July 22. Who is Robert Parry?  He is an investigative reporter,  the breed that's dying out and will be extinct in the near future.  Both articles have nothing to do with the Ukrainian govt. collapse .... but if anyone can tell us more about the "whys" it will likely be coming from Robert Parry or investigative reporters like him.

What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?
In the heat of the U.S. media’s latest war hysteria – rushing to pin blame for the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin – there is the same absence of professional skepticism that has marked similar stampedes on Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – with key questions not being asked or answered.

The dog-not-barking question on the catastrophe over Ukraine is: what did the U.S. surveillance satellite imagery show? It’s hard to believe that – with the attention that U.S. intelligence has concentrated on eastern Ukraine for the past half year that the alleged trucking of several large Buk anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia to Ukraine and then back to Russia didn’t show up somewhere.

Yes, there are limitations to what U.S. spy satellites can see. But the Buk missiles are about 16 feet long and they are usually mounted on trucks or tanks. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 also went down during the afternoon, not at night, meaning the missile battery was not concealed by darkness.

So why hasn’t this question of U.S. spy-in-the-sky photos – and what they reveal – been pressed by the major U.S. news media? How can the Washington Post run front-page stories, such as the one on Sunday ............

The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector’
As the U.S. government seeks to build its case blaming eastern Ukrainian rebels and Russia for the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the evidence seems to be getting twisted to fit the preordained conclusion, including a curious explanation for why the troops suspected of firing the fateful missile may have been wearing Ukrainian army uniforms.

On Tuesday, mainstream journalists, including for the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, were given a briefing about the U.S. intelligence information that supposedly points the finger of blame at the rebels and Russia. While much of this circumstantial case was derived from postings on “social media,” the briefings also addressed the key issue of who fired the Buk anti-aircraft missile that is believed to have downed the airliner killing all 298 people onboard.

After last Thursday’s shoot-down, I was told that U.S. intelligence analysts were examining satellite imagery that showed the crew manning the suspected missile battery wearing what looked like Ukrainian army uniforms, but my source said the analysts were still struggling with whether that essentially destroyed the U.S. government’s case blaming the rebels.

The Los Angeles Times article ............

The Orwellian Manual: "Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary"

No matter what murderous behaviour we  see from the Jewish people,  we can't avoid the fact that that segment of the Earth's people are blessed with the best intelligence, even if in the last few decades they have been putting that intelligence to Orwellian purposes.  You gotta read the manual to understand the sheer power of their intellect,  even if deeply macabre ... and how it has worked on millions around the world.

Deepa Kumar writing at Salon:
“The more the dead, the better”:   Israel’s crumbling media war.
As the world watches in horror at the massacre of Palestinians, Israel’s propaganda war is being challenged
Israeli propaganda has hit a new low. While the world was still trying to come to terms with the mass deaths in Shejaiya, Benjamin Netanyahu went on CNN to state that Hamas uses the “telegenically dead” to further “their cause.” He added that for Hamas: “The more the dead, the better.” Even while Netanyahu followed the propaganda script, which is to first show sympathy and express remorse, by reducing dead Palestinians to a photo-op he showed how his own mind works. 

There is a standard script for how to deal with Palestinian casualties. After Israel killed four boys on the Gaza beach on July 16, the U.S. establishment media fell in line behind Israel’s PR framework: acknowledge the tragedy but blame Hamas.  This is exactly what Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev said on Channel 4 News when grilled by the anchor Jon Snow. It is also how the U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki responded, using the same word-for-word talking points.

This framework, developed in 2009, can be found in  The Israel Project’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary. The Orwellian manual provides a detailed outline on how to “communicate effectively in support of Israel.”

One of its first instructions is that pro-Israeli propagandists need to show empathy. The manual insists that they should “show empathy for BOTH sides” (caps in original) as a way of gaining credibility and trust. To make sure that the point is understood, the manual repeats again (in bold, and underlined this time) the instruction “use Empathy”—the suggestion being that empathy is an important tool to be used in the propaganda war.

When innocent Palestinian children and women are killed, the first response should be to show empathy; the next is to reframe the issue stating that Israel is not to blame and that it is only defending itself and further that it only wants peace. Even when it is raining death and destruction on Palestinians, the manual is clear: “Remind people—again and again—that Israel wants peace.”

Developed after the 2008 Gaza war, when Americans began to show greater sympathy for Palestinians, this propaganda manual tries to address some of the shortcomings during Operation Cast Lead. Among the various shifts it suggests, the manual notes that it is important to distinguish between the Palestinian people and Hamas. Ayman Mohyeldin, one of the few international reporters who covered Cast Lead, noted that Israel sought to “portray everyone in Gaza as a Hamas sympathizer, as a terrorist sympathizer” as a way to justify its indiscriminate killing.

The 2009 manual counters this strategy, stating that while Americans “get” that “Hamas is a terrorist organization. . . if it sounds like you are attacking the Palestinian people. . . you will lose support.” It carefully emphasizes again: “Right now, many Americans sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians, and that sympathy will increase if you fail to differentiate between the people from their leaders.”.....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

And so it starts in the West Bank ....

and then next you can expect it to continue right in the heart of Israel.  Israeli Jews are just as suicidal as the Palestinians.  

From BBC:
Palestinians killed in West Bank Gaza solidarity march.
At least two Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank during protests against Israel's military campaign in Gaza, officials say.
At least 10,000 protesters marched from Ramallah towards East Jerusalem, where they were met by Israeli forces.
Around 200 protestors were wounded.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Gaza's fighting has continued to rise, with over 800 Palestinians and 33 Israelis killed since 8 July.
The Israeli military confirmed that troops had used "riot dispersal means" after West Bank protestors threw rocks and blocked a road with burning tyres.
Israel launched its military offensive against Gaza on 8 July with the declared objective of stopping Hamas firing rockets into Israel.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he regretted each Palestinian civilian death, but said they were "the responsibility of Hamas".

'Day of anger'
The West Bank protest was called for by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement........

Foundation of the US Empire

Really worth clicking on the link and reading in full. Below are just a few extracts from the long article by a Prof of Sociology who has taught in universities both in Canada and the USA.

James Petras writes:
Foundation of the US Empire: Axes of Evil
Introduction: Empires are not easy to sustain given the multiple enemies that they provoke: at the international level (imperial rivals and emerging new powers), at the national level (national resistance movements, unreliable clients and untrustworthy ‘Sepoy’ armies) and at the local level (boycotts, sabotage and strikes).

Imperial difficulties are multiplied when an empire is in economic decline, (loss of market shares with growing debt), facing domestic unrest as the economic costs to the taxpayers exceed the returns by a substantial margin; and when the political elite is internally divided between ‘militarists’ and ‘free market’ advocates.

The US Empire today is in the midst of a long-term decline, during which it has suffered a series of costly defeats. In addition, Washington has assumed long-term burdensome commitments to allies who have imposed their own ambitions of seeking ‘mini empires’ (Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia).

The US White House has increasingly adopted a military definition of ‘imperial leadership’ at the expense of reconfiguring imperial relations to accommodate potential new political and economic partners.

As the empire slides, the political elite, operating with a highly militarized mind set, has expanded its intrusive global intelligence networks to spy on allies, adversaries and its own citizens. Washington has risked deepening hostilities among key allies (Germany and Brazil), and exacerbating conflicts with conciliatory competitors (Russia), by refusing to curtail its massive espionage. Spying is a clear hostile act and part of the policy of military-driven empire building......

.........However, while in the past each country benefited from the US-Israel axis of power, recently it has turned into a costly, asymmetrical relation, a zero-sum game, where Israel’s regional power increases as the US Empire deteriorates.

This turn of events is easily understood if one examines the way in which Middle East policy is formulated in the US. Over the past three decades, Israel has constructed the most formidable organized power configuration in the United States that has ever penetrated an imperial state in history. Linked by tribal loyalties and blind obedience, over a half-million Jewish Zionists have embraced Israel’s interests and pursued them with a zeal and single-mindedness that is unmatched by any other foreign-based lobby. Prominent Zionists have permeated key state institutions, from the US Treasury, Commerce and the Pentagon, to the White House and the National Security Council. They dominate the US Congress, the ‘two party’ system, especially the nomination and electoral process, ensuring that only candidates who swear allegiance to Israel are allowed to run and be elected. That way no political debate regarding Israel’s subversive influence is permitted. They dominate the mass media ensuring that all news and commentary is favorable to Israel and all criticism of the Jewish state is excluded.

Here we have the paradox of an imperial ally, Israel colonizing an imperial power and extracting tribute, with foreign aid to Tel Aviv exceeding $3.6 billion this year. More importantly the Zionist power configuration plays a key role in waging wars against Israel’s designated enemies and providing diplomatic cover for the Jewish state’s ethnic slaughter of the people of Palestine.

The Israel-US alliance has been set up wholly on Israel’s terms. Even as Israel rains thousands of tons of bombs on the captive people of Gaza, to the horror of world public opinion, the White House applauds and the US Congress unanimously approves resolutions supporting Israel’s war crimes at the behest of the powerful Zionists ensconced in Washington.........

..........The US-Saudi Axis of Power
The second most important axis of power in the Middle East is the US-Saudi alliance. From the perspective of the US Empire, the Saudi connection has many advantages, as well as costs. Saudi financing, in collaboration with the US, was instrumental in recruiting, arming and financing the Islamist guerrillas, which overthrew the secular pro-Soviet government in Afghanistan. Saudi links to the Pakistani intelligence services and military has ensured Pakistan will remain a client-state of the US Empire. Saudi intervention in Yemen and Bahrain propped-up the pro-empire, anti-democratic puppet regimes while ensuring US access to its strategic military bases.

Saudi Arabia is the principle backer of US sanctions and confrontation with Iran. It provides air bases, military intelligence operations and the funding of anti-Iranian terrorists, like ‘Mujahedeen al Khalq’. Saudi Arabia is the biggest market for US military exports. Saudi increased its oil output to compensate for a decline of oil in world markets due to the US embargo against and the destruction of oil production following the US attacks and devastation of Iraq and Libya. In exchange Saudi Arabia’s absolutist monarchy obtains US protection, security and assistance in repressing its domestic unrest. Saudi billionaires, no matter how brutal and corrupt, have full access to lucrative financial markets in the US. The Saudi theocratic-monarchic dictatorship has clearly benefited from the US destruction of secular nationalist Arab regimes in the region. Indeed, secular nationalism has been the Saudi’s primary target since its monarchy was set up by the British...........

All on the Malaysian flight MH17 that the brainwashing machines are not telling you

Some of the items below might not be the very latest.  I am collecting a few of these here in the blog so I can read them at leisure.

From Pepe Escobar at ICH:
The intelligence and facts   were being fixed around the policy." Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair "policy" in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq. The "policy" was to get rid of Saddam Hussein via a lightning war. The justification was "terrorism" and (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which had "disappeared", mounted in trucks, deep into Syria. Forget about intelligence and facts. 

The tragedy of MH17 - turned, incidentally, into a WMD - might be seen as a warped rerun of imperial policy in Iraq. No need for a memo this time. The "policy" of the Empire of Chaos is clear, and multi-pronged; diversify the "pivot to Asia" by establishing a beachhead in Ukraine to sabotage trade between Europe and Russia; expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to Ukraine; break the Russia-China strategic partnership; prevent by all means the trade/economic integration of Eurasia, from the Russia-Germany partnership to the New Silk Roads converging from China to the Ruhr; keep Europe under US hegemony.....

From Tamara Zamyatina at GlobalResearch:
Six days after the Malaysian Boeing tragedy, US intelligence officials acknowledged that Washington had no information on Russia’s direct involvement in the July 17 plane crash.

“Therefore, US security services have dismissed State Secretary John Kerry’s statement made on July 20 that an air defense missile system which shot down the Malaysian Boeing-777 airliner in eastern Ukraine had been delivered from Russia,” President of the Geopolitical Analysis International Centre Colonel General Leonid Ivashov told ITAR-TASS..........

Brandon Turbeville at GlobalResearch:
Only yesterday, I wrote an article entitled “6 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Malaysian Flight Over Ukraine” where, as the title suggests, I briefly discussed a number of reasons the story presented by Western media outlets blaming Ukrainian separatists and even the Russian government for shooting down the plane were both contradictory and dubious.
Now, on the day after the crash of the flight, more information has emerged regarding the details surrounding what actually brought the flight down. Yet, as is typical in international incidents, the Western press reports simply add more questions to the pile.
First, it is important to point out the deceptive nature of many of the Western reports so it can be demonstrated that the credibility of all future reports should be viewed as highly questionable......

Tom Hayden writing at CommonDreams:
Ukraine: Anvil of the New Cold War.  
To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War.
The Cold War is perhaps not even remembered by this generation of Americans, beyond dim and distorted traces. Yes, the power alignments in the world have shifted, for example, by the rise of the BRICS and their opposition to Western finance capital. And yes, the rise of China offsets the demise of the old Soviet Union. The Vatican is no longer battling “godless communism.” Communism itself is a spent force.
But no new global paradigm has come to dominance and, in that vacuum, the old Cold War premises arise to fill the chatter-boxes of our media and cultural mentality.
Ukraine is the anvil on which the new Cold War thinking is heating up..........

One more warmonger bites the dust .... Arseniy Yatsenyuk, PM of the Ukraine's propped up govt.

Will he escape The Hague?  He was very much a part of the atrocity machine which has seen thousands of people killed in the last few months. Was he for the government's assault on the Ukrainian citizens in the east, or was he one of the very few dissenters?  That's for The Hague to judge when all these people who prefer war to diplomacy are hauled to that court.  

Don't forget that the muddy and bloodied waters of the Ukraine is where Harper has taken Canada by his government's support of the coup and regime change in that country. The Ukrainian fiasco will be one of the main reasons, out of hundreds, that's going to decimate the Conservative party come the next election. Harper and gang has worked overtime to hand the country to the Liberals.

From AP via CTVNews:
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.
Yatsenyuk made the announcement from the dais of Parliament after two parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition. He said Parliament could no longer do its work and pass necessary laws.
President Petro Poroshenko, elected to replace Yanukovych May 25, earlier praised the withdrawal of the two parties. He said that "all opinion polls, and direct conversations with people, show that society wants a complete rebooting of the government."
The nationalist Svoboda party and the Udar party led by former boxer Vitali Klitschko pulled out of the group of legislators that took over after former President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted by protesters seeking closer ties with the European Union.
Parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov said it was up to Udar and Svoboda to propose a candidate for temporary prime minister to lead the government until early parliamentary elections can be held.....

America Foreign Policy: "Wars 'R' US ... and you better like US or else"

According to the writer below, the true axis of evil has four forces and they are in the USA, London, Paris and Tel Aviv.  
Amen brother! Amen!

Glen Ford  at BlackAgendaReport:
Obama’s Hot War  

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford“Washington’s policy is the constant fomenting of war for the subjugation of the planet – or the world’s destruction, if the U.S. cannot remain Number One.”

The United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any period since World War Two. Virtually every one of these armed conflicts has been methodically set in motion by the only power capable of perpetrating such massive, simultaneous mayhem: the United States, along with its underlings in London, Paris and Tel Aviv – the true Axis of Evil.

Washington is embarked on a mad, scorched earth policy to terrorize the planet into submission through relentless escalation into a global state of war. Unable to maintain its dominance through trade and competition, the U.S. goes beyond the brink to plunge the whole planet into a cauldron of death. As Russia is learning, it is extremely difficult to avoid war when a great power insists on imposing it. That was a lesson inflicted on the world 75 years ago, by Nazi Germany.

Whoever coined the phrase “No Drama Obama” should be sentenced to a lifetime of silence. The First Black U.S. President systematically brought swastika-wearing fascists to power in Ukraine to start a war on Russia’s borders. The passengers of the Malaysian airliner are victims of Obama’s carefully crafted apocalypse, a pre-fabricated conflict that could consume us all. Obama methodically and without provocation laid waste to Libya and Syria, and now the jihadists unleashed by the United States and its allies are destroying Iraq all over again and threatening to erase Lebanon and Jordan and even the oil kingdoms of the Gulf. Obama has signed yet another blank check for Israel’s ghastly war of ethnic annihilation in Gaza – a crime against humanity for which the U.S. is fully as culpable as the apartheid Jewish State, which could not exist if it were not part of the U.S. superpower’s global war machine.

Wars “R” Us

Those who say the United States is adrift or has no coherent foreign policy are colossally wrong. Washington’s policy is the constant fomenting of war for the subjugation of the planet – or the world’s destruction, if the U.S. cannot remain Number One..........

HYPOCRISY = Dual citizenship holders of Jewish origin fighting in Israeli forces are to be lauded. BUT .....

Muslim dual citizenship holders fighting in Muslim countries, either in their "old" country's armed forces or with forces against the government in those countries,  are considered to be committing a crime that can land them in prison on terrorism charges. 
However, when Jewish citizens of Western countries go off to Israel to fight in the Israeli armed forces, the media is full of praise?

We are drowning in the hypocrisy as seen emitting not only from the Jewish diaspora but from our own governments as well.


Katrina Clarke writing at NationalPost:
Dozens of Canadians have gone to Israel to take up arms for the Jewish state

If things had turned out differently, Orli Broer would be starting her second year at Montreal’s McGill University, spending her days studying and her nights dancing. Instead, the 19-year-old moved to Israel and joined the Israeli Defence Forces. Now, she spends her days in the West Bank and her nights with a gun under her pillow. She is one of thousands of lone soldiers, young adults from around the world who come to Israel to fight for the Jewish state. Some are Israeli citizens who grew up elsewhere, others visited on school trips and felt compelled to take up the Zionist cause. Few have close family in the country.

Of the 2,500 lone soldiers serving in the IDF, about 145 are from Canada, says the Nefesh B’Nefesh lone soldier program. Each year, 15 to 20 Canadians — men aged 18-23, women aged 18-22 — visit Israel on the Garin Tzabar program, which prepares them for active duty. Many others arrive on their own. “We want them to understand this is not a Hollywood movie,” said Yair Ran, the program’s North American director. “They are not going to be Rambo. The army is hard and complicated.” His group helps organize flights and accommodation, and holds meetings for parents. Arrangements include living together on a kibbutz, a collective community, learning Hebrew and adjusting to life in a new country. Garin Tzabar does not do any recruiting. Rather, it helps young people who are interested and makes sure they are there for the right reasons. “If someone comes to tell me that he wants to join the IDF to kill Arabs, he is not going to get inside,” Mr. Ran said. Ms. Broer says she had an “inner feeling” and wanted to give back to Israel, after a year studying at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “A lot of Israelis are like, ‘Why would you leave Canada? It’s so easy there,’ ” she said. “They don’t get why I’m here.”.........