Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cartoons on Erdogan's "war" on ISIS







 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Parts of Speech given by Syrian President al-Assad


And, this is the secular man, the collective Anglo powers and their partners-in-crime, the Sunni dictatorships of the Middle East, Turkey and the country that can do no wrong, sweet, lovable Israel, wants to see gone and replaced by Muslim fanatics.
 

This is the man whose country has been ravaged and broken into several pieces and whose citizens sent hither and thither around the world begging for shelter and refuge from the very countries that have brought misery upon them.  This is the leader of Syria, a country torn apart by those we the citizens of the West have voted to power.  Why have they deemed it necessary to wage a proxy war on a secular leader of a secular nation? We can only guess at the answer, although to do so we have to make ourselves go to the very depths of insanity, calumny and  unspeakable hatred, but putting ourselves into those shoes for even a few short minutes can be very depressing.

Below the first few paragraphs from the English translation ... highlighted areas are my doing:
 
Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad said  that any political idea for resolving the crisis in Syria that isn’t based on eliminating terrorism is a meaningless idea that has no chance of seeing the light; therefore the priority is eliminating terrorism wherever it is found in Syria.

In a speech delivered before heads and members of public organizations, vocational syndicates, and chambers of industry, trade, agriculture and tourism, President al-Assad said that this meeting takes at a time when many matters have become clear and many masks have fallen, exposing lies some sides had wanted the world to believe, and also made refuting the excuses made by those who attacked Syria a a waste of time and effort because this talk is self-evident.

“Because of this, our questions today as Syrians are no longer about those self-evident facts, but rather about the possibilities facing Syria in light of the rapid accelerating of events and the transitioning of the methodical process of destruction carried out by terrorist organizations to unprecedented levels,” he said.

President al-Assad went on saying that this shows the criminal minds of the officials in the states that support terrorism, as well as showing that their previous methods to deceive the Syrian people have failed, and so they increased the scale of savagery of terrorism as their final method to give the Syrians two choices: submit to dictations or be killed.

The President noted that this escalation shows desperation due to the steadfastness of the Syrian people who have withstood a war unseen in modern history, and this steadfastness foiled the plans of Syria’s enemies and threatened the political future of many of those who supported terrorism, particularly after the aftershocks of terrorism have begun to affect innocent people in the countries of those who support terrorism, and therefore can no longer use false pretenses to deceive public opinion.
“For a long time, they said that they support rebels and those who demand freedom and democracy in Syria, but their people have discovered that they are supporting terrorists and that the people are paying the price for their governments’ support for terrorists in Syria,” he said, noting that in the past, the Middle East was supposed to be the one exporting terrorism to the rest of the world, but now there are incubators for terrorism in the west in addition to the ones in the Middle East, particularly in the Arab Gulf, and most recently in Tunisia and Libya.

President al-Assad said that Syria had explained before that terrorism knows no borders and can’t be stops by procedures, denouncements, or announcements, adding “we warned them that the spread of terrorism isn’t stopped by wars or ended by planes. Terrorism is a sick mentality, a twisted creed, and an aberrant practice that emerged and expanded in environments rife with ignorance, backwards thinking, and the stealing of people’s rights and demeaning them,”

The President noted that colonialism was the one that set up those negative elements and nurtured them, adding “how could those who spread the seeds of terrorism combat it?” Those who want to combat terrorism should do it through rational policies based on justice and the respect of peoples’ will and right to determine their future, manage their affairs, and restoring their rights on the basis of spreading knowledge, combating ignorance, improving economy, and raising awareness in the society as well as developing it.”

He said that war should be the last resort, and even when it’s inevitable it should never replace policies and procedures for isolating the elements that produce and nurture terrorism in order to uproot it completely rather than “clip its nails” as they doing now, adding “their short-sightedness made them believe that they will be immune to the fallout of terrorism that is spreading from one place to another in our tumultuous Arab world, whose flames have burned entire countries in an already unstable Middle East. It did not occur to them that it will strike at the heart of the European continent.”
 

President al-Assad went on to say “This does not mean that have learned their lesson; as they still deal with this phenomenon in a hypocritical manner; they call it terrorism when it hits them, and call it revolution, freedom, democracy, and human rights when it hits us. There, its perpetrators are terrorists, and here, they are rebels and moderate opposition. They scream at the top of their voices whenever they are touched by a spark of fire while they fall deathly silent when we are burned by it.”

The President pointed out that that the latest changes on the international arena are genuine, as a new understanding of the situation in Syria has set in, and there is a better understanding of the lies and false allegations related to the situation, adding that positive changes in the West are unstable and not sustainable given that they stem from concerns over the spread of terrorism that has reached their doorstep, and the likelihood that the Middle East, which is Europe’s backyard, might turn into a hotbed of terrorism............

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Sandra Bland episode on a Texas road and her tragic end in a Texas jail


You know....  those flicks we have watched about how hick cops arrest, torture, imprison and ultimately kill many of those arrested making those deaths look like suicides .... while the hero (also thrown in a county jail by Deliverance kinda hicks)  somehow gets himself out of the hellhole in one piece ... and we thought it was just all make believe,  think again.  These things can happen and do happen.  In Sandra Bland's case,  her "suicide" might be a real suicide or it might have been staged to make it look that way.  Don't ever trust the bullies and psychos wearing badges and carrying guns.  They are not looking out for you, they are out to get you.


Extremely Shameful! National Children's Leukemia Foundation scandal


Between the years of 2009-2013, while operating out of his Brooklyn basement, the founder paid himself  $600,000  and another $600,000 in deferred compensation PLUS he reportedly sent 5% of remaining funds to his sister in Israel for "research purposes".
 
If you go to YouTube and search for National Children's Leukemia Foundation,    there are several vids showing well known names advocating for the charity.  Of course, some of  the powers-that-be (YouTube/Google) are bound to remove them soon for whatever stupid reason.

Below is one of the videos.  Millions of  folks gave generously to this fraudulent foundation,they gave their  money and their time,  only to be jaded from now on with charity foundations because of the fear that absolute scum might be lurking in such places and  are looking to make money for themselves.
 


From HuffingtonPost
Children's Leukemia Foundation Guilty Of $9.7 Million Fraud:   N.Y. Attorney General
The charity allegedly spent less than 1 percent of donations on patients.

The New York-based National Children's Leukemia Foundation made many promises to its donors over the years: it would use funds to conduct cancer research, locate bone marrow donors, and run a “Make a Dream Come True” program to help kids with cancer fulfill their bucket list.

Donors were evidently moved and impressed by the organization’s appeals for help. Between 2009 and 2013, $9.7 million was generously donated to the foundation.

It’s emerged this week, however, that this money may have been raised fraudulently. According to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the NCLF was basically “a one-man operation, run by founder Zvi Shor, 64, out of the basement of his Brooklyn home.” The organization allegedly kept almost none of its promises, knowingly misled donors and misused most of the funds it collected.



 

In a petition filed with the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Monday, Schneiderman's office wrote that less than $58,000 (less than 1 percent) of the $9.7 million raised by the NCLF actually went to providing assistance to leukemia patients. More than 80 percent of the money is said to have gone to funding telemarketing and direct-mail fund-raising campaigns.

Of the remaining funds, about five percent was allegedly transferred to a shell organization in Israel run by Shor’s sister, purportedly for research purposes. Between 2009 and 2013, Shor is also said to have paid himself a salary of almost $600,000 and another $600,000 in deferred compensation.......

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Who's killing Muslim scientists and top aides to Muslim leaders ???

 
Let's pretend we don't know the answer to that question, shall we? 

From FirstLook:
Israeli Special Forces Assassinated Senior Syrian Official
On Aug. 1, 2008, a small team of Israeli commandos entered the waters near Tartus, Syria, and shot and killed a Syrian general as he was holding a dinner party at his seaside weekend home. Muhammad Suleiman, a top aide to the Syrian president, was shot in the head and neck, and the Israeli military team escaped by sea.

While Israel has never spoken about its involvement, secret U.S. intelligence files confirm that Israeli special operations forces assassinated the general while he vacationed at his luxury villa on the Syrian coast.

The internal National Security Agency document, provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, is the first official confirmation that the assassination of Suleiman was an Israeli military operation, and ends speculation that an internal dispute within the Syrian government led to his death.

A top-secret entry in the NSA’s internal version of Wikipedia, called Intellipedia, described the assassination by “Israeli naval commandos” near the port town of Tartus as the “first known instance of Israel targeting a legitimate government official.” The details of the assassination were included in a “Manhunting Timeline” within the NSA’s intelligence repository........

The Ashley Madison fallout


I find the Ashley Madison story so very entertaining.  Look, if you are not happy with your spouse or partner ... why not get a divorce? And, don't give the excuse of "divorce is not an option"  .... that's pure bullshit and you know it.  Furthermore,  I would urge the hackers going by the name "The Impact Team"  to kindly start looking at the slimy providers of  the late night phone sex businesses.  Bet there's a lot of  dirty laundry stinking to high heavens with those slimeballs too.

The latest news is that the hackers have leaked two names and addresses from the purported 37M users of the cheating site.  One is from Mississauga and the other is from Massachusetts.  Maybe they are starting with the long named places under "M"  .... hahahahha ... yup, I am loving this.

 
From NewsTalk
Two supposed Ashley Madison profiles leaked,   one listed as Mississauga man
In total, 37-million profiles were hacked on the website for infidelity
............

And, guess which cities have the most cheaters.  And, guess what those cities have in common with others.   LOL !!!
Answer:  Politicians, of course
Slime meets slime .... so fitting!!



From CanadaNews:
Ottawa not the only capital of cheating   on Ashley Madison: ‘It seems to be a bit of a global phenomenon’

Hackers have threatened to release the information of 37 million cheating spouses on the website Ashley Madison and it turns out a lot of them are living in capital cities.

The Canadian-based “married dating” website was attacked by hackers who want the portal to infidelity shut down for good. None of the information has yet been released, and the website’s parent’s company — which also owns Cougarlife.com — was planning to go public later this year. Though the site has apologized for the breach, business reports suggest it can “kiss its IPO goodbye.”

But the fallout may rock more than just the company boardroom: According to the website’s data, political capitals around the world boast an abundance of users...............



.....“It seems to be a bit of a global phenomenon,” Ashley Madison founder and CEO Noel Biderman said in an interview in February. The website, whose tagline is “Life is Short, Have an Affair,” claims the following international capitals are also the top spot for extramarital online activities:


    United States (Washington)
    Greece (Athens)
    Japan (Tokyo)
    Chile (Santiago)
    Germany (Berlin)
    Sweden (Stockholm)
    Finland (Helsinki)
    Norway (Oslo)
    Netherlands (Amsterdam)
    Mexico (Mexico City)
    Italy (Rome)
    Spain (Madrid)
    France (Paris)

.......According to Ashley Madison’s February data, the 10 hottest spots for extra-marital relations in Canada are:

    Ottawa
    Calgary
    Edmonton
    Brampton
    Saskatoon
    London
    Toronto
    Vancouver
    Montreal
    Winnipeg

Afghanistan: Yes! Let Afghan women fight it out and come out victorious


Will the Afghan women manage in getting equality and justice for themselves if the Western powers stay on as "moral fibre" until 2024?  Maybe, maybe not.  Some women are definitely taking full advantage as they should.

From WorldMic
Meet the Badass Afghan Politician Who Ran Against Her Husband and Won

Shukria Barakzai has endured a miscarriage from Taliban attacks, a secretly polygamous husband, street beatings by extremists, an aggressive opposition campaign from that same husband and multiple assassination attempts. Just one of these would stop most normal people in their tracks.

But Barakzai is not normal people. She is a feminist politician reshaping the social and political landscape of Afghanistan.


Entering political life was not a decision she made, but rather one that her circumstances made for her, Barakzai told Mic. Understanding the role she wanted to play and the person she wanted to be in Afghan society demanded her civic participation — and civic participation demanded a confrontation of the issues she faced in her personal life.



Equal rights: While Barakzai was lobbying for women's rights, her husband, whom she described as previously being her "best friend," took a second wife without telling her. "I don't know if I should say that it was the most bad accident of my life or another wake-up call, because I was and I am against polygamy," Barakzai said. She found out about the second wife not from her husband himself, but through rumors.

At the time, she happened to be battling her male colleagues on the Constitutional Drafting Committee for equal treatment of women under the law. The irony of her personal life only added to the humiliation.

But she kept up the campaign, and when the 2005 parliamentary elections came along and women were allowed to participate, Barakzai ran for office in part to effect change for gender equality — a campaign that included the promise to outlaw misogynistic practices like polygamy. But her husband was one of many male competitors who challenged her for the parliamentary seat.

"He was a multimillionaire at that time. [He] spent half a million U.S. dollars, [with] big pollsters, and I was like a poor woman with one microphone, with a loudspeaker. I did a street campaign," Barakzai told Mic, recounting her political race a decade ago. "Even today it's not an easy job for any woman to [be using] a loudspeaker and walking on the street and asking for democracy and explaining the election and asking men and women to vote for a woman."

But it worked. .........

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sophie Shevardnadze talks to a "blood diamonds" expert


Interesting!



 From RT:
Diamonds are not just a girl’s best friend,   but for decades they were a dictator’s best friend. Despotic leaders used the income from the lucrative trade to fuel savage conflicts in Africa, while those buying the shiny gems thousands of kilometres away, had little idea what they were funding. Alex Yearsley, who is today’s guest on Sophie&Co, has been leading a campaign against the ‘blood diamond’ trade.........

America ... a nation where the political parties and the military overlords and their underlings ....

know of no other life than one of bloodshed, killing, weapons of death, misery, hatred and ultimately suicide when they can't cope with it all.

This is one of the reasons why I am a firm believer in "prevention is better than the cure" philosophy.  If the powers-that-be in the Anglo nations had not been so fuckingly politically correct when first immigrants from the other side of the world started coming to these shores and had not given funds and permits at the drop of hat to unknown "imams"  for building mosques here, there, everywhere and had informed the would-be new citizens that religious education, especially religious instruction and beliefs  that belittled people of other religions, would be a cause for deportation, it would have gone a long way to save us from many a mishap.
  
There were many of us who sounded the alarm on how Saudi Arabia was giving huge donations(bribes) to universities, colleges and schools and soon after making stealth requests to include wahabism teachings in the curriculum of Muslim students.  Did anyone take note? NO .. of course not ...  because people like moi are just bigots who hate, hate and hate.  Is the suggestion now from a military nitwit calling for interment camps more tolerable than being politically incorrect from the very start in order not to come to where we are now at?

I hate to predict this,  but take it for granted that the Chattanooga shooting is not going to be in any way the last of such tragic  incidents.  There will be many more and in a few years of such, people will start taking such mayhem in their stride just like the citizens of where the Anglo nations and their partners-in-crime have taken their own more lethal brand of terrorism.

Murtaza Hussain writing at FirstLook:
Wesley Clark Calls for Internment Camps   for "Radicalized" Americans

Retired general and former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark on Friday called for World War II-style internment camps to be revived for “disloyal Americans.” In an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts in the wake of the mass shooting in Chatanooga, Tennessee, Clark said that during World War II, “if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war.”

He called for a revival of internment camps to help combat Muslim extremism, saying, “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”

The comments were shockingly out of character for Clark, who after serving as supreme allied commander of NATO made a name for himself in progressive political circles. In 2004, his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination was highly critical of the Bush administration’s excessive response to the 9/11 terror attacks. Since then, he has been a critic of policies that violate the Geneva Convention, saying in 2006 that policies such as torture violate “the very values that [we] espouse.”

In a memoir written the following year, he also famously alleged that the White House under Bush had developed a massively imperialistic plan for the Middle East, which would see the administration attempt to “take out seven countries in five years,” beginning with the invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Earlier this year I spoke with Clark at the annual Lewis and Clark University Symposium on International Affairs in Portland, Oregon. The subject of our discussion was how to deal with the potential threat of foreign fighters returning from armed conflicts abroad. At the time, Clark spoke out strongly against “the politics of fear” and eroding democratic institutions and norms, while reiterating his criticism of the excesses committed by Bush-era neoconservatives under the banner of fighting terrorism.

But on Friday, he was advocating the revival of a policy widely considered to be among the most shameful chapters in American history: World War II domestic internment camps. Aside from the inherent problems in criminalizing people for their beliefs, Clark’s proposal (which his MSNBC interlocutor did not challenge him on) also appears to be based on the concept of targeting people for government scrutiny who are not even “radicalized,” but who the government decides may be subject to radicalization in the future. That radicalization itself is a highly amorphous and politically malleable concept only makes this proposal more troubling.

“We have got to identify the people who are ..........

Monday, July 20, 2015

World War 3 ... news and updates July 20


Some of the countries in it, either in major or minor roles:
USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Jordan, UAE, Qatar,Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, Yemen, Nigeria,France with (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad ) Germany, Italy, Czech Republic,Albania, Estonia, Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Japan,Republic of Korea, Ireland, Spain, Slovakia, Norway, The Netherlands, Luxembourg,Bulgaria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Novorussia, Ukraine, Russia, Chechnya, Somalia, Iran,
India, South Korea, North Korea, Central African Republic, Kenya, Tunisia, ThePhilippines, Egypt, Albania, Serbia, China, Sudan, South Sudan, Bukina Faso, Palestine,Georgia, Chad, Spain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Nepal, Congo, Uganda, Romania,Mexico, Gambia, Haiti, Cameroon, Chad, Algeria, Venezuela, Thailand, Argentina, Vietnam,Myanmar, Georgia, Burundi, Senegal, Macedonia, Armenia, Dominican Republic

From TeleSurTV
Socialist Youth Targeted As suicide Bomb Kills 30 in Turkey
Members of the Socialist Youth Associations Federation were in Suruc on their way to help reconstruction efforts in the Kurdish held town of Kobane. At least 30 people were killed and another 100 injured in a bomb attack targetted a meeting of leftists in the Turkish border town of Suruc Monday. Members of the Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) held an event in the town on their way to assist reconstruction efforts in the neighbouring Syrian town of Kobane, where left-wing Kurdish forces have been battling Islamic State group fighters for months.......




From DailyMail
Violent clashes in Turkey as police fire water cannon at activists protesting over car bomb massacre in Kobane

    Massive blast hit the city of Suruc, close to Turkey's border with Syria
    Hundreds of pro-Kurd activists have been demonstrating in Istanbul  
    Officials believe today's explosion was caused by an ISIS suicide bomber
    Blast comes after Turkey made its first serious efforts to combat terrorists

From Xinhuanet
45 people killed in fighting in Yemen's Aden 
ADEN, Yemen, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Deadly battles broke out on Sunday between the Shiite Houthi group and Gulf-backed fighters in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, in which 45 people were killed and about 170 others wounded, health officials said, two days after the exiled government announced "liberation" of the city.

A senior health official told Xinhua reporter that 45 people, mostly civilians, were killed and about 170 others wounded during the shelling on the residential neighborhoods in Daar Saad district in northern Aden.

Houthi militia in neighboring Lahj province started on Sunday morning military operations in Aden's northern entrance, vowing to retake the strategic city from the pro-government fighters who are supported by the Saudi-led coalition forces, the official said on condition of anonymity........

From MoonOfAlabama
U.S. Air Force Is Supporting AlQaeda In Yemen And - Coming Now - Also In Syria

A few days ago newly Saudi trained Yemeni forces were inserted into the southern harbor city Aden to fight against Houthi and parts of the Yemeni army loyal to the former president Saleh. The inserted forces had brand new mine resistant vehicle and were led by special forces from the United Arab Emirates. With Saudi and U.S. air support they managed to push the Houthis from several Aden quarters. But after a day of fighting the attack got stuck and the Houthi hit back. An Emirati officer, likely acting as Forward Air Controller providing target designation for the air attacks, was killed. The Wall Street Journal notes that AlQaeda was part of the Saudi/U.S. supported forces:

    Local militias backed by Saudi Arabia, special forces from the United Arab Emirates and al Qaeda militants all fought on the same side this week to wrest back control over most of Yemen’s second city, Aden, from pro-Iranian Houthi rebels, according to local residents and Houthi forces.

The U.S. is providing the ammunition, refueling and targeting intelligence for the "Saudi" campaign. Not only did it help to recently destroy various important bridges, hospitals and all three cement factories in Yemen, it is now actively giving air support to AlQaeda.............

From Rabble
Will Canadian troops in Ukraine have to train radical Islamist volunteers said to be tied to ISIS?

It's been evident for several months now Ukraine has a problem with neo-Nazis, in particular battalions of "volunteers" who espouse Nazi ideology and use Nazi symbols fighting on the government side in the ongoing civil strife in that European country.

Now it appears Ukraine may have a problem with radical Islamist volunteers in the ranks of its army as well, according to a New York Times report on Tuesday.

This raises the spectre that Canadian troops sent to Ukraine as military trainers could not only be used train neo-Nazis, but to assist Islamic militants tied to ISIS as well.

In the early days of the continuing Ukraine crisis, which from this perspective has all the characteristics of a civil war with religious (Roman Catholic versus Orthodox) and ethno-linguistic (Ukrainian speaking versus Russian speaking) overtones, the role of neo-Nazi formations was either ignored or dismissed by supporters of the current Canadian-backed regime in Kiev as "pro-Russian" propaganda.

Russian suggestions that Islamist formations were also involved in the fight were barely acknowledged, presumably dismissed as propaganda too outlandish to be considered........

From AlWaght
British MP Involved in Illegal ISIS Oil Trade: Report
A member of the British Parliament in Prime Minister David Cameron’s conservative party is reportedly involved in ISIS terrorists’ illegal oil trade.
Reports published on social networks indicate that Nadhim Zahawi is involved in trading oil derived from ISIS-controlled fields in Iraq.
According to Press TV, Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP for Stratford-upon-Avon, has been buying crude at a very low price (between $12 to $30 per barrel) from ISIS terrorists and transporting it to the Israeli regime and European markets through Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Tory MP, who sat on an influential House of Commons Select Committee during the last parliament, has already been involved in oil business with the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Born in Iraq to Kurdish parents, the Tory MP is believed to have significant influence in the region.
The allegations against Zahawi come against the backdrop of reports that ISIS terrorists sell oil through certain regional countries including Turkey and Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
The value of the ISIS oil trade has been widely estimated at between $1 and $3 million per day, though experts have warned that the figure could be a high estimate.....

From France24
Scores dead after IS suicide bomber targets Iraqi market
Rescuers in the Iraqi town of Khan Bani Saad were searching collapsed buildings for bodies Saturday after a car bomb ripped through a busy market, killing at least 90 people.
The suicide attack by the Islamic State group was one of the deadliest since it took over swathes of Iraq last year and came as the country marked Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim feast that ends the fasting month of Ramadan.



Residents recounted scenes of horror in the aftermath of the attack, in which officials said at least 15 children were killed.
Muthanna Saadoun, a municipal employee whose work is to drive a street sweeper, used his truck to help put out the fires that the huge blast caused in the market area.
"People were burning in their cars because no ambulances or fire engines were able to reach them," the 25-year-old said.
IS said the suicide attacker had three tonnes of explosives ..

From AlArabiya
Egypt vs. ISIS: Is Sinai now an official battlefield?
The July 1 Sinai attacks were not the first, but they were the most shocking. They followed the assassination of the prosecutor general, which made linking the two incidents inevitable, especially since they both took place around the second anniversary of the June 30 protests that toppled former President Mohamed Mursi.

Confusion ensued due to contradictory reports on the number of deaths, with an official figure of 21 but local sources saying 70-100. The media described the battle, between Islamist militants and the army, as the fiercest since the 1973 war between Egypt and Israel. Meanwhile, officials are trying to alleviate fears over the growing power the militant group Sinai Province, which is affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)..........


If this report is true, I wonder why Israel is not making a bigger noise about it.  This is a clear danger to Israel so how come the silence?  Is it because the danger is from ISIS, a group of terrorists Israel thought it could easily manage and handle?
From JCPA
The Egyptian military revealed  
   on July 8, 2015, that it had captured Turkish intelligence officers who were actively involved in the guerrilla war waged by the Islamic State in Sinai and inside Egypt itself against the Sisi regime.
    The Turkish National Intelligence Organization (NIO) operatives named included Col. Ismail Aly Bal (described as a coordinator of battlefield operations), Diaa al-Din Mehmet Gado, Bakoush al-Husseyni Youzmi and Abdallah al-Turki.
    On July 12, the Egyptian military spokesman announced the uncovering of a “terrorist cell” whose instructions were given by the Muslim Brotherhood headquartered in Turkey and whose mission was to destabilize Egypt.
    If the facts revealed by the Egyptian military are correct, this would dramatically confirm the links between the Turkish regime and the Islamic State militants, as well as with other jihadist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq.......




From RT
Israeli-made air-to-air missile   may have downed MH17 - report
A report on Malaysian Airlines MH17 air disaster in Ukraine last year by a group of old-hand aviation security experts maintains that the Boeing might have been downed by an Israeli Python air-to-air missile
The report was leaked via the private LiveJournal account of Albert Naryshkin (aka albert_lex) late on Tuesday and has already been widely discussed by social media communities in Russia.
The authors of the investigative report have calculated the possible detonation initiation point of the missile that hit the passenger aircraft and approximate number and weight of strike elements, which in turn designated the type and presumed manufacturer of the weapon...........

A year since the genocide on Gaza from  a people known to have suffered genocide themselves.  It's true! The abused, most often than not, abuse others.


From LibyaObserver
Tuareg, Tabu clash in Sabha
Tribal clashes broke out between Tuareg and Tabu in Sabha Wednesday night. Both sides exchanged heavy fire in Hai Tayori district until the early hours of the morning.
Number of deaths has not been confirmed yet.Local news sources said several indiscriminate missiles fell in the surrounding districts while many residents of Hai Tayori, fled the district in panic.
Hai Tayori is a mixed district of Tuareg, Tabu, which added fuel to the fire....

From DefenseOne
.....Recent reports from other former captives of Boko Haram indicate that the fate of the Chibok girls has taken an even darker turn. Many are allegedly carrying out atrocities on behalf of Boko Haram, including flogging prisoners who are unable to recite the Quran or killing Christian captives.

This is not the first instance of Boko Haram employing women in their attacks. According to the Aljazeera Center for Studies, women were responsible for fifteen of Boko Haram’s successful suicide bombings as of January. An April Amnesty International report includes the story of a girl forced to learn how to shoot, use bombs, and attack villages on pain of death: “Some refused to learn how to kill others. They were buried in a mass grave in the bush. They’ll just pack the dead bodies and dump them in a big hole, but not deep enough.”.......

From Jamestown
Berlin, Paris Seek Constitutional Status for Donetsk-Luhansk  in Ukraine
Twice in recent days (July 10 and 14), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have jointly demarched Kyiv to, first, legalize the Donetsk-Luhansk authorities in Ukraine’s constitution, and next, to legitimize those authorities through local elections in those territories. Moscow has been airing similar demands publicly. But the Kremlin has not (at least not officially) contacted Ukraine’s leadership by telephone to press those demands recently. Instead, Merkel and Hollande have been working the phones toward that end. .....

From LongWarJournal
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb  claims ambush that killed Algerian troops
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), al Qaeda’s official branch in North Africa, claimed its fighters ambushed and killed more than 10 Algerian soldiers in an attack that took place just west of the capital of Algiers late last week.
The ambush, which occurred in the Ain Defla area as troops were preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan on July 16, killed 11 Algerian soldiers according to the BBC. Al Jazeera reported that the 11 soldiers were killed as they were traveling back to their barracks for Eid festivities.
After the attack, the AQIM fighters are said to have escaped into a nearby forest. Algerian security forces have launched an operation to hunt the attackers down, according to Al Jazeera........


From AlArabiya
Car bomb explodes  in Riyadh, driver killed
A car bomb exploded Thursday night at a security checkpoint in the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing the driver and wounding two policemen, the interior ministry said.
The policemen were taken to hospital and were in a “stable condition,” a spokesman for the ministry said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Al Arabiya News Channel reported that the suicide bomber killed his uncle, who worked in the interior ministry, before blowing himself up.

From AlWasat
  ISIS puts up a billboard  on clothing requirments for women in Sirte
The terror group sets out 7 rules for females to follow:

1- No see-through clothes
2- Only wear loose fitting clothes
3- Must cover all body parts
4- No name brands
5- Do not wear masculine items or items worn by faithless women
6- No clothes with designs that will attract attention
7- No perfumed clothes



 







From Reuters
Islamic State claims   kidnapping of three African Christians in Libya
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:02pm EDT
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State has kidnapped three African Christians in eastern Libya, the group said, publishing their passport pictures.
The men come from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana, Islamic State said in a statement on social media, without elaborating.
The kidnapping took place in Noufliyah, an Islamic State stronghold southeast of the city of Sirte, said a resident, asking not to be named.
Mohamed El Hejazi, a military spokesman loyal to the internationally recognized government based in the east, also said the abduction happened in the small town.
The militant group has expanded in the North African country by exploiting chaos and a security vacuum like it did in Iraq and Syria.......



From CNN
Report: ISIS steps up use  of chemicals on battlefields in Iraq and Syria
ISIS recently used devices filled with chemical agents against Kurdish forces and civilians in both Iraq and Syria, a joint investigation by two independent organizations has found.

The findings build on previous reporting that ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) has begun to adapt both suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to include chlorine and other chemicals and may seek to exploit the use of chemicals as it develops new weapons.

The two U.K.-based groups -- Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and Sahan Research -- sent teams to investigate allegations that ISIS used chemical munitions on three occasions last month. Two of the incidents occurred in Hasakah province in northern Syria, where ISIS is locked in battle with the Kurdish YPG group. The third involved a 120 mm mortar that landed near Kurdish positions at the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq but failed to explode......


From LongWarJournal
The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), an al Qaeda-affiliated Uighur jihadist group, recently publicized the use of a suicide bomber during the large jihadist offensive at Jisr al Shughur in Syria’s Idlib province.
The bomber, identified as Mohammad Anas by the group on Twitter, is shown conducting the suicide bombing in a new video released by Islam Awazi, the TIP’s official media wing. According to the jihadist account online, the bomber detonated near the national hospital in Jisr al Shughur. The hospital was one of the last regime positions to fall in the strategically important city.
This is not the first bomber utilized in Syria by the TIP. Another suicide bomber, identified as Dadullah al Turkistani, detonated in an operation in Idlib last year, along with an American bomber, Abu Hurayra al Amriiki of the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria. Another bomber, Abdulvaris al Turkistani, also detonated himself in a coordinated assault with the al Qaeda branch sometime last year......



Meanwhile in the USA:

The Revolution is on simmer and developing into a nice thick consistency with the Confederate flag being burnt, brought down here, there, everywhere by African Americans.  The trained in hell white and black police officers continue killing, maiming, bullying white and non-whites here, there, everywhere.  The KKK are once again stepping out spewing anger and hatred towards the "once were slaves" and the Revolution recipe is missing just a few pinches of salt to bring out that long forgotten flavor and taste of a bloody revolution.
AND, of course, where would the Americans be without their favorite commodity, terrorism...whether terrorism is dished out by them or is dished out to them, it is their stable food.


From WBEZ
City fires investigator who found cops at fault in shootings    A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by WBEZ.

Scott M. Ando, chief administrator of the city’s Independent Police Review Authority, informed its staff in a July 9 email that the agency no longer employed supervising investigator Lorenzo Davis, 65, a former Chicago police commander. IPRA investigates police-brutality complaints and recommends any punishment.

Davis’s termination came less than two weeks after top IPRA officials, evaluating Davis’s job performance, accused him of “a clear bias against the police” and called him “the only supervisor at IPRA who resists making requested changes as directed by management in order to reflect the correct finding with respect to OIS,” as officer-involved shootings are known in the agency.

Since its 2007 creation, IPRA has investigated nearly 400 civilian shootings by police and found one to be unjustified.......

From Medium
In the aftermath  of the June 17 massacre of nine black churchgoers by a white Confederate battle flag enthusiast in Charleston, S.C., the symbol that has long been revered by the Ku Klux Klan and other defenders of the antebellum South has come under bitter attack. The flag has been removed from both the South Carolina and the Alabama state Capitol grounds, banned by commercial giants like Amazon, Walmart and eBay, and denounced even by an array of conservative Republicans who had never criticized it in any way.

But as calls continue to mount around the country for the removal of the flag and other monuments to the Confederacy, a major backlash from enthusiasts of the Lost Cause has set in. Most dramatically, the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is staging a July 18 rally in support of the flag in Columbia, S.C., just over 100 miles from Charleston. In the run-up to that rally, there already have been nearly 90 such events with thousands of participants around the country, and more than 20 others are planned in the coming weeks...............

From Reuters
Suspect in slaying of U.S. Marines made 2014 trip to Mideast
The suspect in the fatal shootings of four U.S. Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants.
Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized U.S. citizen, died on Thursday in a firefight with police after a rampage at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The 24-year-old engineer traveled to Jordan, possibly between April and November, U.S. government sources and friends of Abdulazeez in Chattanooga told Reuters. One childhood friend, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he went there for a job opportunity......

Singing about bombing countries is just a "joke" to "war hero" warmonger John McCain


What a stroke of luck it was that this madhatter did not win the White House.  Better to have had the devil, Obama, we have come to know than this lunatic who would have been bomb, bomb, bombing everything in sight. Disgusting man.



From NYTimesJohn McCain Says Donald Trump’s Remarks Will Hurt Him Among Veterans Senator John McCain, the Republican from Arizona whose war record was questioned by Donald J. Trump over the weekend, said on Monday that he does not want an apology but that the billionaire businessman should tell American veterans and their families that he is sorry.

“I think he may owe an apology to the families and those that have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country,” Mr. McCain said in his first comments on the matter on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Mr. Trump upended an event for social conservatives in Iowa on Saturday when he questioned Mr. McCain’s heroism. “He’s not a war hero,” Mr. Trump said. “He’s a war hero

because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”.......

American psychopaths = American shrinks = stark raving dangerously insane nation


It took a few decades but the powers-that-be succeeded into turning a great nation into a modern day madhouse whose inmates lay down the law and citizens submit without as much as a whimper.

CJ Werleman writing at MiddleEastEye
American psychopaths: The shrinks who assisted in torture  

Psychologists changed their profession’s ethics code to allow torture to continue and, in turn, were showered with government largesse

Any historical examination of America in the first decade post-9/11 is an examination of a country that has completely lost its mind. Wars were launched against those who didn’t attack the US, and stronger relationships were built with those who aided and abetted the September 11 attacks.

Like a drunk in a dark alley trying to herd stray cats, the Bush administration did more to curtail the freedom of its citizens than those it determined to be an existential threat. The US acted before it was able to think. It dropped 500lb bombs on Afghani villages, Iraqi neighbourhoods, and terrorised children everywhere from Yemen to the border regions of Pakistan with the incessant buzzing sound of the Predator drone.

Not long after the bombing campaign against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan began, intelligence assessments estimated Bin Laden’s terror group to have a headcount of roughly 200. Today, militants from the Islamic State (IS) number in the tens of thousands and counting. In other words, our terror created more terrorists.

In the pursuit of shadows, we stripped away the rights of those we kidnapped and tortured. We became psychopaths, and now a new report shows the Bush administration co-opted those who are in the business of determining psychopathic disorders: the American Psychological Association (APA).

“Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives,” reads the mission statement on APA’s website.

But “improving lives” is not what the APA did during the Bush presidency.

On Friday, investigative journalist James Risen of The New York Times disclosed a 542-page report that illuminates how members of the American Psychological Association colluded with the CIA to blunt and counter dissent with the intelligence agency over the application of torture, and then lied and covered up their..........

Anyone wanna dig into some yummy Sharia ... courtesy of the mighty United States of America?


The Empire, in its dying days, is doing more harm than it did in its heyday.

From Breitbart
 Watchdog: U.S. Taxpayers Funded Development of Sharia Law System in Afghanistan
The U.S. government has spent more than $1 billion in American taxpayer funds on programs to develop the rule of law in Afghanistan, including efforts to improve a judicial system that incorporates Islamic Sharia law, reports a watchdog agency
appointed by Congress.




According to the watchdog agency known as the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Departments of Defense (DOD), Justice (DOJ), State (State), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have spent more than $1 billion since 2003 on at least 66 completed and ongoing programs aimed at developing the rule of law in Afghanistan.

“This effort has focused on areas such as the judicial system, corrections system (detention centers and prisons), informal justice system, legislative reform, legal education, public outreach, and anticorruption efforts,” explains SIGAR.......

Yes or No question: If you built the world's biggest Embassy in a conquered land, was it with the intention of handing it over to the conquered ?



Friday, July 17, 2015

Nigel Farage on sovereignty of nations or lack of it

 In the vid below after the article, Farage talks about uncontrolled immigration and the danger of  refugees entering the EU from the war-torn regions of North Africa and the Middle East.

Nigel Farage writing at TelegraphUK
The humiliating terms imposed on Greece show just how far the EU will go to snuff out any hint of sovereignty in its member states

What we are seeing in Europe is the complete and total failure of supranationalism. While cooperation between independent nations has always been important, the last few weeks have laid totally bare the European Union's brand of authoritarian dogma. Much of what I have been warning about for many years indeed is playing out on the world stage - a Greek tragedy that beggars belief.

For many years in the European Parliament I have done my best to point out how the EU's bullying tactics are not just undemocratic, but anti-democratic. I have been derided, called names, and so on (don't worry, I can take it). But now, with the EU's nauseating approach to Greek sovereignty, it is clear that more and more people are waking up to the dangers of this supranational beast sweeping aside national sovereignty completely. Many who had continued to believe until very recently that the EU was compassionate and forward-looking are beginning to realise just how backwards the whole project is........


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Americans always underestimate everybody else ....


and therein lies their Achilles heel.  

Abdel Bari Atwan writes:
When It Comes To ‘Islamic State,’ The West Just Doesn’t Get It   

July 09, 2015 "Information Clearing House" - As the US ramps up airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Raqqa—the self-styled Caliphate’s capital—and the UK mulls further military involvement, it is surely time to ponder the effectiveness of bombarding densely populated areas, causing civilian deaths and casualties and laying waste to homes and infrastructure.

After fourteen years in Afghanistan and ten in Iraq (not to mention the drone campaigns in Yemen and Pakistan), isn’t it obvious that a military solution is impossible and that, in terms of ‘hearts and minds’, such missions are counter-productive, often propelling ‘moderate’ Muslims into the arms of the extremists?

It seems to me that there is much the west does not understand about its latest enemy.

Islamic State (IS) continues to expand—en masse in Iraq and Syria, and in smaller enclaves elsewhere from Sinai and Libya to Afghanistan. It has demonstrated a burgeoning ability to strike outside its territories, with attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France marking the first anniversary of the declaration of ‘the Caliphate’ last month.

It is my job, as an Arab newspaper editor and author of several books on the subject, to observe and chart the activities of Salafi-Jihadi organisations. It is obvious to me that IS is a very different—and infinitely more dangerous—creature than any of its predecessors, al-Qaeda included.

A debate about whether the western media should use the term ‘Islamic State’ is currently raging, with some arguing that to do so confers a sense of legitimacy. This rather misses the point because IS—incredibly—is already a state to all intents and purposes; what it is called is largely irrelevant.

Under International Law the criteria for statehood are relatively simple. The 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States concluded that, in order to declare itself a state, the entity must have a clearly defined territory, a permanent population and a government capable of exercising authority over the population, its territories and its resources. Recognition by other states is not a necessary requirement according to Montevideo.

The Islamic State currently rules sovereign territory the size of Great Britain in Syria and Iraq, with a population of approximately 10 million people, its own army, police force and judicial system, and a budget of at least $2 billion per annum. Recent polls suggest that millions of people in the Arab world regard IS favourably.

Do not get me wrong; I am not some kind of apologist for this violent and intolerant entity. My point is rather that the west is underestimating the danger and has yet to work out how best to confront it. Last week President Obama readily admitted “we still don’t have a strategy,” and yet his warplanes were carrying out daily raids in both Iraq and Syria. A war without a strategy seems, at best, irresponsible.
 

The evolution of IS
IS has not sprung from nowhere. It is the latest evolutionary step in the Salafi-jihadi movement, specifically the global jihadi, anti-American tendency introduced by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri in 1996. This strand has an explicit goal of re-establishing the Caliphate and expanding it through the Middle East, parts of Africa, much of Asia and southern Europe.

Much as we would like to think so, this is not empty rhetoric. Nobody in the west took Osama bin Laden seriously...until 9/11. The approach to IS displays a more culpable nonchalance ......

Iran and the Nuclear Negotiations


RT talks to Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Our Nazi "allies" in Ukraine welcome our Islamist "allies" from Chechen


What a handful of those among us who are still capable of using our own noggins, feared would happen, has happened.  Never underestimate the power of hate and how it can bring "hate clans" together quicker and more efficiently than those groups wishing peace and harmony for all creatures on Earth.  The numbskulls pampering these "hate" bands are probably confident that they will be able to contain these blood-thirsty hordes after they have quenched their thirst drinking Russian blood and before they come for the paymasters .... but just like we are seeing the disaster of such flawed reasoning in the present day Syria and Libya and thereabouts, what do you think will be the outcome of the fiasco in Ukraine?

Robert Parry writing at ConsortiumNews:
Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists

July 7, 2015
Exclusive: Ukraine’s post-coup regime is now melding neo-Nazi storm troopers with Islamic militants – called “brothers” of the hyper-violent Islamic State – stirring up a hellish “death squad” brew to kill ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, on Russia’s border, reports Robert Parry.

In a curiously upbeat account, The New York Times reports that Islamic militants have joined with Ukraine’s far-right and neo-Nazi battalions to fight ethnic Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. It appears that no combination of violent extremists is too wretched to celebrate as long as they’re killing Russ-kies.

The article by Andrew E. Kramer reports that there are now three Islamic battalions “deployed to the hottest zones,” such as around the port city of Mariupol. One of the battalions is headed by a former Chechen warlord who goes by the name “Muslim,” Kramer wrote, adding:

“The Chechen commands the Sheikh Mansur group, named for an 18th-century Chechen resistance figure. It is subordinate to the nationalist Right Sector, a Ukrainian militia. … Right Sector … formed during last year’s street protests in Kiev from a half-dozen fringe Ukrainian nationalist groups like White Hammer and the Trident of Stepan Bandera.

“Another, the Azov group, is openly neo-Nazi, using the ‘Wolf’s Hook’ symbol associated with the [Nazi] SS. Without addressing the issue of the Nazi symbol, the Chechen said he got along well with the nationalists because, like him, they loved their homeland and hated the Russians.”

As casually as Kramer acknowledges the key front-line role of neo-Nazis and white supremacists fighting for the U.S.-backed Kiev regime, his article does mark........

Sunday, July 5, 2015

17 and counting




David Cameron is a "twitchy kitten"


An apt description for the leader of the UK and same should be applied to the leaders of the Western  nations. They know how to dish out terror, mayhem, invasion and "democracy" on third world nations ... but give them a tiny dose of  jihadi rampage and they mew and miaou and claw up brick walls but nothing they do can stop the progression of what's coming to the world from a people from parts of the world that refuse to take the humiliation of wars and defeats from collective superior forces of the Anglo nations  by terrorizing the citizens of the West with their special brand of terror.

Michael Scheuer's article found at RonPaulInstitute
ISIS Makes the British Lion a De-Clawed and Shabby Cat
 The recent and rapid successes of the Islamic State (IS) in seizing Palmyra in Syria and Ramadi in Iraq, together with its three successful same-day strikes on 26 June 2015 in Kuwait, France, and Tunisia seem to have left British Prime Minister David Cameron rather panicky — like a twitchy kitten experiencing its first thunder-and lightning storm.

In response to these events, Cameron has come somewhat unglued. The leader of a once mighty, respected, and feared nation has responded to IS’s offensive operations by (a) calling on the UK Muslim leaders to perform a miracle and control the thoughts, sympathies, and actions of all members of the Muslim community; (b) predicting that IS was on the verge of “terrible” attacks in Britain, without offering any sign of the backbone needed to credibly warn IS of “terrible” British retribution if its forces attack in the UK; and (c) demanding that the BBC stop identifying the Islamic State as the Islamic State and instead call it “ISIL” because it is “death cult” and has nothing to do with Islam. On the latter point, Cameron sounds like an Oxford-educated version of Barack Obama.

One must wonder what Cameron thinks he is accomplishing with such prattle for the defense of his nation or the deterrence of its enemies. The British prime minister seems to have missed the fact that there probably are not any leaders in the West’s expatriate Muslim communities who can reliably control their young males or lessen the strength of their faith, their admiration for IS victories, or their eagerness to join the jihad. Cameron perhaps should ask his advisers about the rumors he might have heard claiming that many thousands of young Muslim males — Muslim-born and converts — from the UK, all other EU nations, the US, Canada, and Australia are already fighting with IS forces or helping IS to build, organize, fund, and administer its nascent Caliphate. Braced with this hard data, the prime minister might stop delegating the UK’s defense to unnamed “Muslim leaders” and get on with his job of making sure the realm is both defended and capable of annihilating its enemies.

Cameron’s warning that “terrible” IS attacks are coming Britain’s way also suggests he is a bit under informed. Thirty of the Queen’s subjects, for example, were slaughtered by IS fighters last week on a Tunisian beach, apparently after receiving militarily training from IS members based in the peaceful, multicultural, and secular Libyan democracy created by Cameron, Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Sarkozy.

Cameron has huffed, puffed, and looked sad about the murders of his countrymen, but the odds are that some or all of the dead might never have gone to swim and sunbathe in skimpy swimsuits, cavort, and drink alcohol in a Muslim country if Cameron had not constantly reiterated the now mandatory US-UK-EU lie that IS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamist groups are made up of small numbers of criminals, fanatics, and lunatics who have nothing to do with the Islamic faith, and whom the West is defeating by killing them one at a time. Had Cameron jettisoned this lie and truthfully said that an ever increasing portion of the Muslim world is waging a religious war against the West and is ready and eager to kill as many Westerners as necessary to drive the West out of the Muslim world, the now quite dead Britons might have stayed home to swim and frolic in the colder but safer waters of Britain’s resort towns.

And more will die because David Cameron — and all other Western leaders — will continue to base the defense of their individual nations and the West as a whole on three pivotal and ultimately self-defeating lies. First, as noted above, they will continue to claim that Islamists are not Islamic, that the war they are waging is not a religious war, and that Islam is a Quaker-like religion of eternal peace and pacifism, even when polls show that most Muslims believe their faith and brethren are under attack by the West, especially by the United States and its closest allies, and must be defended.

Second, Western leaders will continue to .......

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

World War 3 ... news and updates June 30


Some of the countries in it, either in major or minor roles:
USA, UK, Canada,  Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Jordan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Kurdistan, Yemen, Nigeria, France with (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad ) Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Albania, Estonia, Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Republic of Korea, Ireland, Spain, Slovakia, Norway, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Novorussia, Ukraine, Russia, Chechnya, Somalia, Iran, India, South Korea, North Korea,  Central African Republic, Kenya, Tunisia, The Philippines, Egypt,  Albania, Serbia, China, Sudan, South Sudan, Bukina Faso, Palestine, Georgia, Chad, Spain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Nepal, Congo, Uganda, Romania, Mexico, Gambia, Haiti, Cameroon, Chad, Algeria, Venezuela, Thailand, Argentina, Vietnam, Myanmar, Georgia, Burundi, Senegal, Macedonia, Armenia, Dominican Republic

From Reuters
Exclusive: In turf war  with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground
Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.
Witnesses who fled fighting in Nangarhar province told Reuters that hundreds of insurgents pledging allegiance to Islamic State pushed out the Taliban, scorching opium poppy fields that help to fund the Taliban's campaign to overthrow the Afghan government.
They also distributed directives purportedly from Islamic State's Middle East-based chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, although it was not clear whether he issued them for the Afghan theater or if previous edicts may have been translated......

From WSJ
To Many Iraqis, U.S. Isn’t Really Seeking to Defeat Islamic State  
American military response is criticized as too weak.
In a tent city under a highway overpass in Baghdad, refugees from Iraq’s Sunni province of Anbar were unanimous about whom to blame for their misery.
“I hold Americans responsible for destroying Anbar,” said former policeman Wassem Khaled, whose home was taken over by Islamic State, or ISIS, after the Iraqi army fled from Anbar’s provincial capital of Ramadi last month.
“We all know that America is providing ISIS with...

Warmonger Samantha Powers' song and dance routine  continues to continue. 


From NBC
ISIS Anniversary: The Year Since     Caliphate Was Declared
 One year after a caliphate was declared spanning Syria and Iraq, there is little to celebrate — unless you're ISIS.
Despite a massive international campaign to defeat the the brutal militants, ISIS has not only managed to hold onto the territory but has expanded its reach beyond those borders over the last 12 months.

"It's been a great year for ISIS," according to Matthew Henman, head of IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center. "This would be close to a best-case scenario for them."
Majeed Al-Hamadani, a 43-year-old high-school teacher in Baghdad, agreed. "Nothing was changed during the past year," he told NBC News. "ISIS lost some territories but they were able to take over other areas. The Iraqi soldiers do not have the will to fight."
The group burst onto the international stage when fighters bearing the black flag of ISIS seized control of Mosul, Iraq, in early June 2014. The Sunni militants had been mostly fighting in Syria before then, but the fall of Iraq's second city signaled the militants had bigger plans. ............



From Independent
Tunisia attack:   Essex nurse claims second gunman was firing at the height of hotel shooting
An Essex woman shot in both legs during the Tunisia beach attack has claimed a second gunman opened fired during the massacre.
Nursery nurse Kirsty Murray, 25, said she and her fiancé, Radley Ruszkiewicz, 29, were shot at by an attacker who was not Seifeddine Rezgui – the gunman who was eventually killed by police.
Speaking to the Daily Mail from the hospital where she is currently being treated, Ms Murray’s father, Neil Murray, spoke about the moment the attack happened and said: “She was swimming in the pool and she said she heard people shooting. She was with Radley and they started running toward the hotel.
“They both ran down the same corridor and then a grenade went off in a really confined space.”..........

Unbelievable stuff is happening in the Dominican Republic, but hey ...you won't find the powers-that-be being too concerned nor our MSM losing sleep over the dirt poor of the DR who happen to be of Haitian origin. No rich Arabs in the DR nor any precious Israelis are being threatened ... just some thousands of blacks who were unfortunate enough to be born so and are either Christian or into voodoo  .... so all's fine and dandy, let them eat dirt.


more here from Democracy Now and
vid 2 here    from VICE


From ABC
Militant Bombings Kill 2   Soldiers in Southern Philippines
 Two Philippine soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in bomb attacks by Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern province, the military said Wednesday.
The bombings came a week after a pipe bomb killed a soldier and wounded eight others on Basilan, one of the southern island provinces where the militants operate.
The first blast Tuesday morning killed two soldiers and wounded two others while they were on a road patrol in Sumisip township, a military report said. Another soldier was wounded during a gunbattle between troops and about seven militants following the second blast in Tipo-Tipo municipality. No one was hurt in the third blast in Lamitan city close to midnight.
The military believes those involved in the bombings belong to an Abu Sayyaf faction led by Furuji Indama, who is suspected of providing refuge to Malaysian terror suspect Abu Anas, according to spokesman Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc........

From SaharaReporters
Chad Arrests Boko Haram Leader  In N’Djamena
A Chadian Public Prosecutor, Alghassim Khamis, said on Tuesday that one of the key Boko Haram leaders, Baana Fanay, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N’Djamena. ....
.....Khamis said Fanay alias Mahamat Moustapha, was arrested by security forces after a fierce resistance.
He said Fanay, who was arrested with two other terrorists, was responsible for the purchase of weapons and recruitment of fighters for Boko Haram.
The prosecutor said the a search in the suspect’s house led to the seizure of different weapons and documents written in Arabic by Boko Haram leader, Aboubakar Shekau, targeting the sect’s recruits.....




From Independent
Isis recruiting 'highly trained foreigners' to produce chemical weapons
The extremists had already used deadly gases in attacks in Iraq and Syria
The terrorist group Isis is recruiting “highly trained professionals” to make chemical weapons – and has already used them in an attack.
The Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, said the group was now undertaking "serious efforts" to develop their chemical weapons arsenal.
Speaking to the Australia Group, which is composed of nations against chemical weapons, she said: “Da’esh [Isis] is likely to have amongst its tens of thousands of recruits the technical expertise necessary to further refine precursor materials and build chemical weapons,” Ms Bishop added.
Ms Bishop’s speech is the latest concern that Isis is attempting to acquire nuclear and chemical and biological weapons, after India warned the extremists could obtain a nuclear weapon from Pakistan. .....




From BBC
Kuwait Shia mosque attack:   Bomber 'was Saudi'
Kuwait says the attacker who carried out Friday's suicide bombing at a Shia mosque was a Saudi citizen.
The interior ministry named the bomber as Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba'a, according to state media.
The ministry said he flew into Kuwait on Friday just hours before he detonated explosives at the mosque, killing at least 27 people.

The Islamic State group - which regards Shia Muslims as heretics - says it was behind the attack.
Last month, an IS branch in Saudi Arabia carried out bombings on consecutive Fridays on Shia mosques there.
These attacks have brought home the growing threat posed by the jihadists to the Gulf, says the BBC's Sebastian Usher.
Arrests
More than 200 people were injured in Friday's bombing at Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City - the bloodiest ever attack on Shia Muslims in the country's recent history.
Kuwaiti officials said the Saudi suspect was in Kuwait illegally.
Several people have been arrested in connection with the attack - including both the owner and driver of the car in which the bomber arrived at the mosque..........




From Telegraph
Tunisia attack: gunman's links to Britain  
Seifeddine Rezgui was inspired by a fanatic who ran a global terror network from London, it emerges
 The gunman who massacred British tourists on the beach in Sousse was inspired by a fanatic who ran a global terror network from London, it has emerged.
Seifeddine Rezgui’s mentor was Saifallah Ben Hassine, a founding leader of Ansar al-Sharia, the main terror group in Tunisia, it was reported.
Ben Hassine, 49, arrived in Britain in the late 1990s and became a follower of hate preacher Abu Qatada, who was then also based in London. ....




From GlobalVoices
Bahrain Takes Security Measures Following ISIS Threat
Bahrain announced it is taking precautions to thwart an ISIS threat targeting the country's Shia community next Friday. Observers are skeptic and wonder how will the same regime which has continued to wage a fierce crackdown on the country's Shia population for the previous four years following anti-government protests be entrusted to protect them today.
Following two separate attacks on Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia last month and an attack in Kuwait two days ago, the Al-Qaeda affiliate which has carved itself its own state which spans across Syria and Iraq, promises its next target will be Bahrain on July 3, 2015.......




From Independent
Bradford fathers of missing children beg wives to come home amid fears they have joined Isis
The husbands of two women who are feared to have taken their children to Syria have begged their families to come home during an emotional press conference in Bradford.
With the ordeal of the last eight sleepless days since they last spoke to their children etched on their faces, Akhtar Iqbal and Mohammed Shoaib used the conference to tearfully urge their wives - both sisters - to get in touch after arriving in Turkey six days ago, from where they are feared to have travelled to Syria and territory controlled by the Islamic State.........

From Wikileaks
Today, 29 June 2015,   WikiLeaks continues "Espionnage Élysée", our ongoing publication of a collection of TOP SECRET documents from United States surveillance operations against France.

Today's publication comprises seven top secret documents detailing how the US has had a decade- long policy of economic espionage against France, including the interception of all French corporate contracts and negotiations valued at more than $200 million. The documents demonstrate that the US National Security Agency, far from being a rogue organisation, is carrying out an economic espionage policy created by the US Director of National Intelligence. The documents detail the intelligence process, from the tasking of the NSA with collection of desired economic information to the production of developed intelligence reports, which are sent to "Supported Elements" of the US government, including the US Department of Commerce, the US Trade Represenative, the US Treasury and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Central within the cache of documents are two long-term spying orders ("collection requirements") which define the kinds of intelligence the NSA is tasked with collecting in its surveillance operations against France. The documents make clear that the NSA has been tasked with obtaining intelligence on all aspects of the French economy, from government policy, diplomacy, banking and participation in international bodies to infrastructural development, business practices and trade activities. The documents establish that the US economic intelligence operations against France have run for more than a decade and started as early as 2002. Some of the documents are authorised for sharing with the "Five Eyes" partners – the group of Anglophone countries in close intelligence co-operation with the United States: Canada, New Zealand, Australia and France's fellow member state of the European Union, the United Kingdom, strongly suggesting that the United Kingdom has also benefited from the United States' economic espionage activities against France.

The cache also includes five TOP SECRET intelligence summaries from US spying on the conversations and communications of French officials. The documents show US spying on the French Finance Minister, a French Senator, officials within the Treasury and Economic Policy Directorate, the French ambassador to the United States, and officials with direct responsibility for EU trade policy. The intercepts reveal internal French deliberation and policy on the World Trade Organization, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the G7 and the G20, the 2013 French budget, the decline of the automotive industry in France, and the involvement of French companies in the Oil for Food programme in Iraq during the 1990s.........





From Reuters
Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Syria's Kobani
Islamic State fighters killed at least 145 civilians in an attack on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village, in what a monitoring group described on Friday as one of the worst massacres carried out by the hardline group in Syria.
Islamic State pressed a separate assault to capture government-held parts of the northeastern city of Hasaka, blowing up a security building and triggering a government appeal for all residents to take up arms. The United Nations said 60,000 people were reported to have fled the attack.
Islamic State's twin attacks which began on Thursday showed the group returning to the offensive in Syria after two weeks of defeats at the hands of Kurdish-led forces, supported by U.S.-led air strikes. Earlier this week the Kurds advanced to within 50 km (30 miles) of Raqqa city, the group's de facto capital......

From Yahoo
French beheading selfie 'sent to Syria'
 The gruesome "selfie" taken by a man who has confessed to beheading his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France was sent to Syria, sources close to the investigation said Sunday.
The news emerged as Yassin Salhi, 35, was being transferred from France's second city of Lyon to Paris for questioning by specialised anti-terrorist police.
Salhi confessed to the grisly crime earlier Sunday and has also given "details about the circumstances" surrounding the killing, according to sources close to the investigation.....

From DailyStar
In first, ISIS beheads two Syria women for 'sorcery': activists
BEIRUT: ISIS has beheaded two women in eastern Syria accused of "witchcraft and sorcery," activists said Tuesday, in the jihadis' first decapitations of female civilians.
The extremist group has become infamous for gruesome executions and mass killings, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two women were the first female civilians to be beheaded by ISIS.
"The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir al-Zor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
The Britain-based activist group that monitors the war said the executions took place Monday and Sunday and involved two couples.
In both cases, the women were executed with their husbands, with each pair accused of "witchcraft and sorcery.".......




From Ahram
Car bomb kills 3 near police station in Egypt's 6 October city
Two were killed inside the car, while the third was a passerby
 Two explosive devices detonated inside a private car in greater Cairo's 6 October city on Tuesday, killing three people inside the car, next to the Nakheel shopping center near the 6 October police station, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar told private channel CBC Extra.
The ministry announced that three people were also injured during the blast, state-news agency MENA reported.
Eye witnesses said the car was on its way to the police station, 1.1 km away from the Nakheel shopping centre.
According to security investigations, the car was blocked by a fight between two tok-tok drivers in Gamal Abdel-Nasser street. They then drove faster, triggering the explosion as the bomb went off after being shaken by the car's sudden move, according to Ahram's Arabic news website.
When it went off, a passerby approached the car and was killed by the second device's explosion, according to eyewitnesses........




From WarOnTheRocks
The Islamic State’s Varying Fortunes   in North Africa
The jihadist group that calls itself the Islamic State has increasingly set its sights on expanding into North Africa. The eighth issue of the group’s English-language magazine Dabiq was suggestively titled “Shari’ah Alone Will Rule Africa,” with the cover displaying a photograph of the Great Mosque in the Tunisian city of Kairouan. This signaling left no room for doubt about the Islamic State’s designs on the region.

The Islamic State has devoted considerable resources to its expansion, whether through mergers and acquisitions with existing jihadist groups or by encouraging splinter groups and defections from rival jihadist entities. Several reasons exist for the Islamic State to expand its territorial holdings outside of Syria and Iraq. First, expansion serves its propaganda needs, as it blunts any territorial losses that the group may experience in Syria and Iraq, and allows the Islamic State to maintain the image of momentum and strength that is so integral to its recruitment strategy. Second, expansion improves the group’s resilience. Just as al-Qaeda’s affiliate strategy has complicated U.S. counterterrorism efforts, the Islamic State’s movement into new arenas allows the group to withstand counter-network operations against one of its nodes. Abu Arhim al-Libi, an Islamic State propagandist, acknowledged this in a long analytical piece posted in January 2015 discussing the group’s expansion into Libya. Al-Libi noted that “the strategic location of Libya means that it could relieve the pressure being felt by the State of the Caliphate in Iraq and ash-Sham.” Third, the Islamic State’s expansion into North Africa and other arenas legitimizes the group’s claim to be a caliphate. Its defining and most appealing characteristic (to jihadists) is its control over, and governance of, territory. This is evidenced by the group’s slogan, baqiya wa tatamaddad, or remaining and expanding. Fourth, expansion into new theaters strengthens the Islamic State’s hand against al-Qaeda in the competition for leadership of the transnational jihadist movement. With every new gain, the Islamic State reinforces the perception that it is ascendant while al-Qaeda stagnates and declines.

North Africa is among the most promising theaters for the Islamic State’s expansion, with an appealing location at the ..............

From AlMonitor
Did Ankara-backed group attack Turkish Kurds?  
In January, a deputy from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) submitted an intriguing parliamentary question to the interior minister. Ali Ozgunduz wanted to know whether militants from Syria and Iraq were being trained in Turkey to be used in crackdowns on anti-government protest movements.
The written question, shown to Al-Monitor, began with the following introduction: “At a time when Turkey is already the subject of international debate … for [allegedly] providing weapons, logistical support and training to radical elements in the Middle East, among them the Islamic State [IS], allegations are being made through various platforms that certain militants have been brought to Turkey as well. Allegedly, those people are being given military training with the purpose of thwarting popular opposition movements like the Gezi Park resistance and violently suppressing such protests. The media have recently reported that Jamal Maarouf, a Free Syrian Army [FSA] leader who fought in Aleppo and had the complete support of the [Turkish] government, has crossed into Turkey together with most of his 14,000 armed elements. This lends credibility to the allegations.”
The former lawmaker then posed the following questions:
    Is it true that civilian and armed elements, who came or were brought in ..........