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Mar 11 09:10

Hillary Clinton and the Ex-Im Bank Financing of the World’s Largest Coal Plants in South Africa

In 2009, the South African government announced a major energy plan to construct two new coal-fired power stations. The project, which aimed at building the world’s largest coal plants, came under intense criticism by various governments and climate activists, who saw it as a disastrous blow to the fight against climate change.

Yet newly released emails from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State, reveal that she acted in support of a World Bank loan for the construction of one of the plants.

Mar 11 08:43

Missing Clinton E-Mail Claims Saudis Financed Benghazi Attacks

This missing e-mail from February 16, 2013 only exists in the original leak and states that French and Libyan intelligence agencies had evidence that the In Amenas and Benghazi attacks were funded by “Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia.”

Mar 09 08:56

The US Government Just Killed 150 People In A Country They Aren’t Even At War With

By John Vibes

This week, the US government used drones and airstrikes to fire missiles and drop bombs in a country that they aren’t at war with, killing at least 150 people. This act of aggression took place in Somalia, where the US military regularly stages drone strikes and other attacks, despite the fact that they have not declared war on the country. The government claims that every single one of the victims were “militants” or terrorists; however, they have not revealed the identities of the victims and have not provided any evidence to support their claims...

Mar 09 08:50

Flashback 2015 - "SOUTH AFRICAN AGENTS OF DESTABILIZATION / COLOR REVOLUTION"

Attacks on lawful governments of this type are today called “color revolutions”—rose (Georgia), orange (Ukraine), and pink (Kyrgyzstan). They overthrew and murdered Muammar Qaddafi in Libya more than three years ago, reducing the country to violent chaos that continues today.

They overthrew the elected government of Ukraine in February 2014, installing a government laced with the Bandera Nazis and cabinet
appointments made in Washington, in preparation for triggering a war with Russia.

The underlying method of the color revolutions is the mass mobilization of mostly well-meaning people, with a false promise—and false concept—of democracy. It is not new.

Mar 08 10:50

Obama to shore up credibility for U.S. drone program with casualty report

The Obama administration will disclose how many people have been killed by U.S. drones and counterterrorism strikes since 2009, the White House said Monday, lifting one element of secrecy shrouding the controversial counterterrorism program.

Both combatants and civilians the U.S. believes have died in strikes from the skies will be included in the report, which covers the period since President Barack Obama took office. It won’t cover major fighting zones like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, but will focus on the shadowy regime of strikes against extremist targets in other regions such as North Africa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this report will not cover "...cover major fighting zones like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan..." it is so seriously compromised as to not believed at all.

And Obama really believes that this will lend credibility to his program of extrajudicial assassinations?!?

I would love to see the logic, at the White House, which actually led to this conclusion.

It has long appeared to me that the real point of the drone bombings is to create more terrorists to justify unending and eternal US warfare on parts of the world containing resources the US government wishes to expropriate for American corporations.

This may well be a very cynical assessment; but just because it is cynical makes this no less potentially true.

Mar 03 11:07

How the President of Nigeria Refused to Buy Drones from Tony Blair

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria declined business overtures from former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Tony Blair, an extract from the explosive new biography by investigative journalist, Tom Bower has revealed.

Mar 02 08:31

British Troops Headed to Tunisia to Keep ISIS Off Libya Border

British Defense Minister Michael Fallon today announced that his nation will be sending a team of ground troops to Tunisia to join that nation’s Libyan border defense operations, aiming to keep ISIS from infiltrating across the border.

The first deployment will be only 20 troops, nominally “trainers,” but Fallon talked up the need to keep ISIS out of Tunisia and hinted that this might just be the first step, adding that Britain is also “urgently” helping to try to form a new unity government in Libya.

Fallon also suggested that once there was a new government in place in Libya, Britain would be open to more expansive military action there, at the invitation of this new faction they are working to install.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, terrific: after the US epic fail in Libya, now the UK's military wants to have a "go" at installing a western-centric government there, a "reconquista", if you will.

Good luck with that!!

And a small memo to British Defense Minister Michael Fallon: those who do not understand history are doomed to repeat it, and it appears, sir, that you are moving quite rapidly in that direction right now.

Remember how the American military involvement with Vietnam started?!? By the embedding of US "advisors" with South Vietnamese troops.

And you do recall just how that war ended for the US?!? The word "horrifically" just doesn't even begin cover it.

I know this announcement calls for just a handful of troops, so that you can "sell" this successfully back home in the UK. But trust me; ultimately, this war for the resources of Africa, which the US and UK both covet, will involve thousands of UK (and probably US) troops, with much blood and money spent.

But at the end of the day, as happened in Vietnam, you may well be no less able to control the geopolitical outcome here that was the US able to do in Vietnam.

I would strongly urge you and caution you, please, to reconsider this deployment; because when a country is fighting a war, in order to win, it has to be on the right side of history.

This is something no military or civilian leader of any country should ever, ever forget.

Feb 26 12:06

US Troops Headed to Front Lines in Nigeria’s War With Boko Haram

The Pentagon is prepared to approve a new plan to redeploy ground troops already in Nigeria to the front lines of that nation’s war against Boko Haram, saying they will be positioned close to fighting but in a purely “non-combat role.”

The troops were originally sent to Nigeria for “training” of that nation’s military for the war on terror, and the redeployment would have them in “advisory” roles, putting them right in the middle of the action.

The US has regularly couched ground deployments around the world as “non-combat” roles, and stuck to that official label even after those troops start getting involved in direct combat on a regular basis. The shift closer to the front line suggests Nigeria is simply following this tactic.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know that the Pentagon spokespeople who are assuring the US that these "advisors" in Nigeria will be in purely "non-combat" rolls are lying.

Why?!? Because they open their mouths..... and words come out of them.

And why, you may ask, are US military fighting in Nigeria?!? As reported at http://www.resourcegovernance.org/our-work/country/Nigeria:

Nigeria is Africa's largest oil exporter, and the world's 10th largest oil producer, accounting for more than 2.2 million barrels a day in 2011. Oil revenues totaled $50.3 billion in 2011 and generated 70 percent of government revenues. Nigeria's hydrocarbons sector is at a crossroads as the current administration attempts to pass the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill.

Yes, oil prices are depressed right now; but they will not stay depressed forever (particularly if any rather spectacular war breaks out). The US wants to be in complete control of Nigerian oil, and the money in which that oil is sold.

That's why we are in Nigeria, folks.

Feb 26 10:58

HUNTING BOKO HARAM

The U.S. Extends Its Drone War Deeper Into Africa With Secretive Base

Feb 25 14:30

Presidential Elections 2016: The Revolt of the Masses

Commentators grossly oversimplify when they reduce the revolt to incoherent expressions of ‘anger’.

The presidential elections of 2016 have several unique characteristics that defy common wisdom about political practices in 21st century America.

Clearly the established political machinery – party elites and their corporate backers -have (in part) lost control of the nomination process and confront ‘unwanted’ candidates who are campaigning with programs and pronouncements that polarize the electorate.

But there are other more specific factors, which have energized the electorate and speak to recent US history. These portend and reflect a realignment of US politics.

In this essay, we will outline these changes and their larger consequences for the future of American politics.

We will examine how these factors affect each of the two major parties.

Feb 25 09:42

Liberia Indicts Several Officials for Corruption

Several former and current officials of the Government of Liberia have been indicted to face prosecution on multiple criminal charges. At least one of the several defendants is spending the night at the Monrovia Central Prison in Monrovia while the court pursues the others. Former Deputy Managing Director for Operations at the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) was committed to the prison following a writ of arrest issued by Criminal Court C based on a complaint from the anti-graft Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission of Liberia.

The Court in its writ of arrest spotted by FrontPageAfrica at Criminal court C named some of the defendants as former Commerce Minister Miatta Beyslow, Director at Commerce, Steve Flahn-Paye and Aaron Whiegar, amongst others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We need those kinds of arrests right here!

Feb 24 12:02

NORTH AFRICA OBSERVER – FEB. 15-22, 2016

Algeria has reinforced its military presence on the borderline with Libya. It is believed that some 50,000 troops have been deployed along the 1,000 km borderline.1 Algeria supports the UN-led political process in this war-thorn country, and is closely working with the Libyan authorities to maintain security on both sides of the border...

Feb 24 11:23

To Wipe Out Terror, The US Is Now Bombing Seven Different Countries

An American bombing raid in Libya on Friday signaled a potentially deepening involvement in the latest front of the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State—and underscored the expansion of U.S. airstrikes as a tool to combat Islamist terror groups around the globe.

U.S. aircraft are now targeting jihadists in seven countries from North Africa to Afghanistan. And ISIS militants aren’t the only extremists in the crosshairs of American warplanes and drones. The U.S. is also still hunting al-Qaeda operatives and Taliban fighters where these jihadists pose security threats to U.S. allies and interests.

But the civilian toll in these attacks can be high, analysts and monitoring groups say. A United Nations report last year alleged that U.S. drone strikes in Yemen had killed more civilians than al-Qaeda operatives. In September, an American warplane fired on a charity hospital in northern Afghanistan, killing 30 patients and staff and wounding dozens more.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These extrajudicial assassinations have absolutely no standing in American law, no matter the mounds of false "justifications" President Obama's attorneys have dug up with which to justify the practice.

They are not only morally wrong; they are also a weapon which radicalizes more young men, leading to a state of perpetual war, which, of course, the US military/industrial complex just loves.

Feb 24 05:45

Russians Ride Fast – Israel Shamir

If the rebels grasp the chance and enter serious negotiations for a coalition government, peace is possible.

The Russians accepted the US proposal to cease fire in Syria (or rather to end hostilities). They had made a similar proposal a few weeks ago, so this is in line with their thinking. Russians have made huge successes in Syria; they achieved an astonishing and unexpected victory with very few losses.

It was a reputational victory it was as well as a military one. Russia entered the Syrian war at a low point internationally.

Feb 23 16:15

Libyan army liberates Benghazi city from jihadist cutthroats

Libyan army liberates Benghazi city from jihadist cutthroats:” Nureddin Sabir reports that the Libyan National Army, affiliated to the internationally-recognised Libyan government, has liberated all the positions held by Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and other Islamist terrorists in Benghazi.

Feb 22 19:37

PCR: The Evil Empire Has The World In A Death Grip

Paul Craig Roberts blogs on the recent release of an updated version of the book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by the former "hit man" John Perkins.

PCR:
Perkins shows that despite his revelations, the situation is worse than ever and has spread into the West itself. The populations of Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the United States itself are now being looted by Hit Man activity.

Perkins’ book shows that the US is “exceptional” only in the unbridled violence it applies to others who get in its way. One of the new chapters tells the story of France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles, who threatened to reveal the illegal and inhumane eviction of the residents of Diego Garcia by Britain and Washington so that the island could be converted into an air base from which Washington could bomb noncompliant countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Washington sent in a team of jackels to murder the president of Seychelles, but the assassins were foiled. All but one were captured, tried and sentenced to execution or prison, but a multi-million dollar bribe to Rene freed them. Rene got the message and became compliant.

Feb 21 15:39

Ethiopia: Unity in opposition

Graham Peebles argues that the recent huge demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Gondar regions could be the green shoots of a popular movement that would eventually depose the country’s quarter-century one-party dictatorship.

Feb 21 05:20

The Empire Doesn’t Retreat or Compromise

Reading mainstream media news, analyses, and opinion pieces about this war is completely useless, as everything is either uninformed and clueless gibberish or propaganda and deception.

I wrote this text over several days and every time I sat down again to continue there came another headline to my mind. The first headline was “Nobody said, that it will be easy,” the second “Waiting for the Turkey-Russia showdown,” the third “Playing the terrorism game,” the fourth “Everything is better than war.”

In the end I settled for the header “The empire doesn’t retreat or compromise.”

This statement stands the test of time, it has been proven throughout human history, and there is only one single exemption, only one short period where retreat and compromise are a possibility. This short period is the time when the empire is in terminal decline and in the process of collapsing.

Feb 17 21:46

When Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: The Truth About the Diamond Industry

Waking Times

Diamonds are timeless, beautiful, symbols of love. They are the world’s most precious gems. Or as the popular slogan of the cartels has simply claimed, “A Diamond is Forever.”

But the astronomical prices paid to the jeweler to possess these beautiful gems, is nothing compared to the ultimate price paid to mine the diamond in another world away.

Feb 16 09:53

SOUTH AFRICA WANTS IT'S MONEY

South Africa Wants Its Money After Aircraft Detained in Zimbabwe

The South African Reserve Bank said rand notes found on a cargo plane impounded in Zimbabwe this week after a dead body was discovered on board should be returned home.

“The aircraft currently detained at Harare Airport is carrying a consignment of South African banknotes that was produced overseas as part of the SARB’s annual production plan,” the Pretoria-based central bank said in a statement on its website https://www.resbank.co.za/Publications/Detail-Item-View/Pages/Publicat... on Tuesday. The bank is working with authorities to ensure the shipment will be released and delivered to South Africa, according to the statement.

Feb 15 10:52

Why the Syria ceasefire is a long shot

Washington and its allies are not interested in peace. They want regime change – by hook or by crook.

An end to the Syrian conflict is desperately needed. But the latest plan for a cessation of violence is unlikely to take hold, as the deal struck by international powers is based on fundamentally opposing premises.

In short, Washington and its allies want regime change, while Russia and Iran insist that President Bashar Al-Assad and his government are the legitimate ruling authorities in Syria. All sides are mandated by UN resolutions to respect the sovereign will of the Syrian people – to determine the political future of their country.

Feb 15 10:49

A Syrian Breakthrough – Israel Shamir

Now the deed is done, the corridor is blocked.

If and when Aleppo and the whole Aleppo district will be taken by the Syrian army, we would be able to congratulate Putin and Assad – and Syrian people – with a great victory.

The Russians raise alarms that a Turkish invasion into Syria is imminent. Russian media is foaming at the mouth about the perfidious Turks; a veritable Two Minutes Hate ritual (vide Orwell) on the state-managed TV channels being repeated a few times a day. The idea is to scare Turks stiff so they will not move while the operation in the North lasts. On the other side, the Russian opposition draws frightful scenarios of Janissaries slaughtering the Russian boys on the Syrian terrain. The Turkish media also tries to instil fear in the Russkies by saying what they can do.

Feb 15 10:45

Presidential Debates and Iran

The presidential candidates’ irresponsible remarks about Iran - as though it is a politically convenient football to be kicked around...

After watching both the Republican and Democratic debates on TV, I intend to exclude two main categories from my principle concerns in the upcoming presidential elections that will determine who will replace President Obama next year: one is the entire roster of the Republican Party, and the other, anything other than the foreign policy issues; the main area of my personal interest.

I am disregarding the entire Republican roster because I don’t think any Republican has a chance to beat Ms. Clinton in the general elections, at least this time around.

Feb 09 10:04

7 FAMOUS BRANDS THAT USE CHILD SLAVES TO MAKE YOUR CHOCOLATE

Children younger than 15 – some as young as 5 – work from 6 am till evening in West Africa at cocoa farms connected to Nestlé, Hershey, Mars, Kraft, ADM Cocoa, Godiva, and Fowler’s Chocolate to produce your favorite chocolates including Reese’s, Kit Kat, M&M’s, MilkyWay and Butterfinger. In September 2015, three class action lawsuits brought in California accused Nestlé, Hershey, and Mars of turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by cocoa suppliers in West Africa while falsely portraying themselves as socially and ethically responsible. Nestlé, Cargill and ADM are currently facing a separate lawsuit brought by three Malian former child slaves in 2005 that accuses the companies of aiding and abetting child slavery in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa market.

Feb 08 14:35

Even More UN Peacekeeper Gang Rapes Reported, This Time in Central Africa

Everyone is outraged, and rightly so, over the “rapefugees” scandal that’s being covered up in cities across Europe, but those same people don’t seen to realize there was already a scourge of mass rapes going on, just at the hands of people in uniforms sent by the UN instead of asylum seekers.

You never see that one on the mainstream nightly news, do ya? The media blackout on United Nations Gang Rapists is even thicker than the one on mass rapes by asylum seekers.

Not even kidding, Europe. You better hope the UN doesn’t call peacekeepers in to help with “violence” related to the refugee influx.

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Feb 08 14:19

The Neocons Do Not Want Peace In The World:Paul Craig Roberts

endless wars and endless reaping to benefit the banksters

Feb 05 09:21

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 05 07:54

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

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

Feb 05 07:53

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

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

Feb 04 09:04

US Special Forces to Take Part in Multinational Exercises in Africa

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

Feb 03 10:24

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

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

Feb 01 08:30

France says plans to end operations in CAR after UN report

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

Feb 01 08:26

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

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

Jan 31 13:22

UN ‘PEACEKEEPERS’ RAPE CHILDREN IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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

Jan 28 11:35

Israel supplies South Sudan government with wiretapping equipment

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jan 27 12:29

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 25 17:55

Cameroon: 10,000 Refugees for Biometric Registration

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

Jan 21 09:00

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jan 21 06:05

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

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

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

Jan 20 14:45

Planet of Fear

same silliness different day

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

Jan 20 08:56

LIBYA WAS INVADED TO PREVENT PAN-AFRICAN CURRENCY

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

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Jan 20 07:47

THE 21st CENTURY: AN ERA OF FRAUD

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

Jan 19 23:29

Offensive propaganda or new propaganda offensives?

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

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

CrossTalking with Mark Sleboda, Don DeBar and James Carden.

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

Jan 19 23:25

Russian Red Scare No Longer Works

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

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

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

Jan 19 09:51

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

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

Jan 17 11:49

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

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

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

Jan 16 10:44

The Ebola Breakout Coincided With UN Vaccine Campaigns

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

Jan 15 09:54

South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Jan 14 12:20

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

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 14 10:19

Africa’s Success Story

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

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

Jan 12 18:23

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

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

Jan 12 10:45

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

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

Jan 11 16:12

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

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

Jan 10 16:01

Famine and government neglect in Ethiopia

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

Jan 10 14:08

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

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

Jan 09 19:57

Media Blackout: NATO Returns to Libya

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

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

Jan 08 08:13

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

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

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

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

Jan 08 08:01

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

By John Vibes

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

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

Jan 07 10:29

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

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

Jan 07 08:19

UN probes alleged CAR child abuse by peacekeepers

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

Jan 06 11:33

At Ethiopia’s Request, US Closes Drone Base

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

Jan 06 09:38

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

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

Jan 04 14:59

Americans leave Ethiopia for good

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

Jan 02 09:58

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

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

Dec 31 09:35

RICH MEN IN LONDON STILL DECIDING AFRICA’S FUTURE

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

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

Dec 30 12:06

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

By Claire Bernish

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

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

Dec 28 10:14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 27 10:38

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

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

Dec 25 12:56

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

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

Dec 19 08:37

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

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

Dec 17 14:43

Breaking Niger: Gov foils coup attempt from the air.

Dec 17 10:35

Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

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

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

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

So what choice does Putin have?

Dec 13 14:25

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

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

Most people haven’t heard of him.

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

Dec 08 15:14

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

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

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

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 04 08:52

Britain Dive-Bombs into Another Disastrous War

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

Dec 02 21:32

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 02 09:02

The Nuremberg Principles

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

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

Dec 01 09:38

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 01 00:06

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

People at zerohedge are questioning the authenticity of this letter.

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

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

To the Youth in Western Countries,

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

Nov 29 21:23

Iranian Supreme Leader Sends Crucial Message to World Audience on Terrorism

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

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

Nov 28 20:19

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 28 10:34

A Feast of Scandal – Justin Raimondo

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

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

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

Nov 28 05:42

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

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

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

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

Nov 27 15:36

America’s Empire of African Bases Spreads

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

Nov 27 14:56

Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Shiite Muslim Procession in Nigeria

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

Nov 27 12:48

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

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

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

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

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Nov 27 08:23

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

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

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

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

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

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

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

Nov 24 16:17

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

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

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

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

Nov 24 04:01

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

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

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

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

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

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

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

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

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

Nov 23 08:32

Mali: Mossad kills 27 people at Radisson Hotel

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

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

Nov 23 04:42

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

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

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

Nov 21 09:23

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

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

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

Free, but poor

Nov 21 08:03

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

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

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

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

Nov 20 10:13

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

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

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

Nov 20 10:12

U.N. official: Gunmen had diplomatic plates

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that nobody is reporting just WHOSE plates they were!

Nov 20 09:41

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

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

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

Read more at The Daily Sheeple

Nov 20 08:35

Mossad bombers kill 35 people in Nigeria

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

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

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

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Nov 20 08:08

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Nov 20 06:53

Gunmen in Mali attack 'spoke English'

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

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

Nov 20 06:12

Eighty hostages 'freed' in Mali hotel siege: TV

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

Nov 18 11:44

America's Empire of African Bases

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

Nov 15 11:23

China Secures Zimbabwean Resources

Nov 15 09:51

Kyrie Eleison - Claire Rivero

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

Nov 15 08:10

Egypt police find 15 dead African refugees near Israel

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

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

Nov 15 06:21

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

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

Nov 11 13:40

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

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

Nov 11 12:20

S African police clash with striking workers at parliament

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

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

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

Sources say the stand-off continued for several hours.

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Nov 10 17:55

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

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

Nov 10 12:57

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

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

Nov 09 08:34

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

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

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

Nov 06 23:25

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

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

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

Nov 06 23:21

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

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

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

Nov 06 23:18

Why British Haste on Plane Bomb Theory?

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

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

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

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

Nov 06 20:56

NATO Invades Spain

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

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

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