The leader of the Ukrainian separatists says that their efforts to get Russia's President Vladimir Putin to accept their territory as being a part of Russia have been firmly rejected by Putin's Government; and, so, "We will build our own country." (This important statement from the rebel leader Andrei Purgin on Wednesday, September 17th, was inconspicuously buried halfway through an AP news story that focused instead on "East Ukraine Casualties." It's common for propagandistic news reports, such as characterize the U.S. media, to bury what's important in the news story, and not even to headline that crucial information, when that information violates the regime's propaganda. So: this information was buried, and was not headlined.)
By Nicola Nasser
On 12 October, Cairo is due to host a conference, sponsored and chaired by Egypt and Norway, of international and Arab donors for the reconstruction of Gaza. This is their ostensible aim. But the reasons that the donors cited for not fulfilling earlier pledges, made in Paris in 2007 and Sharm El-Sheikh in 2009, still exist. This means that the donors who attend the upcoming Cairo conference will probably make the same pledges they made at the two previous conferences and then once again fail to fulfil them.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian people under blockade in Gaza will remain in suspense, waiting for the next aggression to be unleashed on them by the Israeli occupation, purportedly in order to eliminate the causes that the donors cite for recycling their pledges for the reconstruction of Gaza that is unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future.
Fulfilment of the donors’ old/new pledges is still contingent politically on the imposition of the status quo in the West Bank on Gaza. This entails security coordination with the occupying power, the pursuit and elimination of all forms of resistance to the occupation, rendering all reconstruction activities subject to the approval of the Israeli security regime, and much more.
Israel's Hannibal Directive
by Stephen Lendman
It's been Israeli policy since 1986. It's an unwritten military protocol. It was secret for many years.
In 2003, Haaretz called it "one of the most controversial operational orders" in IDF history. Three Northern Command senior officers established it.
They included NC head Major General Yossi Peled, operations officer Col. Gabi Ashkenazi and intelligence officer Col. Yaakov Amidror.
They established live fire rules in cases of Israeli soldier abductions. It said: "During an abduction, the major mission is to rescue our soldiers from the abductors even at the price of harming or wounding our soldiers."
"Light-arms fire is to be used in order to bring the abductors to the ground or to stop them."
"If the vehicle or the abductors do not stop, single-shot (sniper) fire should be aimed at them, deliberately, in order to hit the abductors, even if this means hitting our soldiers."
by Stephen Lendman
A previous article discussed his three-day North American tour. His illegitimacy doesn't matter.
Nor his hardline anti-democratic fascist ideology, lawlessness or war without mercy against Ukrainian citizens.
He was treated like visiting royalty. Obama warmly greeted him at the White House. In late August, press secretary Josh Earnest issued a statement saying:
"President Obama will host President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at the White House on Thursday, September 18." "The visit will highlight the United States' firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues democracy, independence, and stability."
By Gilad Atzmon
Is the fact that half of the Scots want to split from Britain and the news that hundreds of young Muslim Brits are fighting with Jihadi militant groups in Syria connected?
Of course they are. These two social phenomena are intrinsically linked, yet in the intellectual desert in which we live, no one dares to address the subject. The boundaries of our curiosity are limited by our deference to political correctness and Zionist sensitivities.
From a political perspective, Jihadi enthusiasm amongst young Western Muslims is an outcome of the emergence of tribalism in the West; but isn’t the call for Scottish independence driven by a similar tribal urge? From both a philosophical and dialectic perspective, Jihadi identification and the Scottish call for independence are the antithesis of the New Left and its corrosive Identity (ID) politics that have been spread in our midst for too long.
US Army Secretary John McHugh has warned the Russian military over the crisis in Ukraine as American troops are holding war games in the European country. “If anyone questions the United States’ commitment to security in the Black Sea region, they might want to take a look at what is happening at Rapid Trident 14,” he said on Friday.
The Takfiri threat ends when those backing the ISIL terrorists stop their support for them; Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi. The regional and international supporters of the groups should stop arming them.
Clashes have broken out in Scotland’s Glasgow between Yes and No campaign supporters following the failure of Scotland's independence bid. The scuffles erupted on Friday in Glasgow’s George Square, where hundreds of unionists engaged in a tense standoff with independence supporters.
Russia’s Security Council, chaired by President Putin, is set to discuss ways in which Russia could cut itself off from the global internet network in case of an emergency, measure aimed at strengthening Russian segment of the World Wide Web (Runet). A special internet administration could be put in place to be able to cut off Russia from the global network in order to avert any breaches in its work in the event of an “unfriendly attack.
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) released its first report on Ukraine on Friday, stating an increase in internal trafficking and trafficking for the purpose of labor exploitation. Internally displaced persons are especially vulnerable to human trafficking.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq created the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Further foreign military presence will only create new terrorists. “Foreign presence in any territory creates a dynamic for demagogues like ISIS to use resentment in the population of being occupied.”
The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. cut carbon dioxide emissions, save billions of dollars on energy for homeowners and businesse; fund 540 solar and renewable energy projects, focused on rural and farming areas.
Officials in Glasgow investigating ten suspected cases of electoral fraud following Scottish independence referendum Thursday. Colin Edgar of the Glasgow city council said fraud could have taken place because voters are not required to present identification at polling places in UK elections.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko addressed United States Congress Thursday calling for increased military assistance from United States to defeat pro-Russian separatist movement in the east, closer trade relations with the West to limit economic political influence of Russia in the country. Maintains conflict in Ukraine was a “war for the Free World.”
Washington, DC is littered with surveillance devices designed to trick surrounding mobile phones into logging onto signal-lifting networks, thereby allowing for tracking or call-monitoring purposes.
Google announced on Thursday that its next-generation installment of Android – the world’s most popular mobile operating system, with roughly 1 billion users – will encrypt all user data on smartphones, preventing law enforcement from accessing personal data.
Russia will not “buy tickets” to the international coalition that is being created by the US to fight the Islamic State, but will continue its aid to Iraq, Syria and other nations that are fighting terrorists.
Scots lost independence vote. Catalonia’s secession movement growing in Spain. Basque region on border between Spain and France seeks independence. Venice wants to break away from Italy. Flanders in Belgium wants independence. Other, separatist movements in Europe, Faroe Islands in Denmark, Occitania,in southern France, small parts of Italy, Spain and Monaco.
“Google makes 80 percent of its money collecting information about people, storing it, indexing it, building profiles of people to predict their interests and behavior, selling those profiles to advertisers, and others,”is almost identical to the National Security Agency or GCHQ,”Assange told BBC.
Fresh deadly clashes have erupted in eastern Ukraine, killing seven and injuring eight as representatives from Kiev and pro-Russia forces prepare to discuss the ceasefire violations.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev says improving ties with Asian nations has emerged as Moscow’s key strategy in the face of sanctions imposed on Moscow by Western countries, to increase the level of trust between Russia and Asian countries at state, corporate and civil levels.”
Russian authorities looking at measures in case the West tries to block Internet access for Russia; Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov “We are preparing an action plan. We are looking at various options how to ensure that internet access was not cut off whatever our partners might do.”
The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Residents of rural Western states warmer to the idea than Northeasterners.
National Labor Relations Board federal agency that has power to enforce much of America’s labor law. bill introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) were to become law, then the NLRB would likely be unable to act on flagrant violations of the law.
Pro-Israel groups in the U.S. have also played a role by financing trips for hundreds of law enforcement officers to travel to the Middle East for counterterrorism training, learned how Israeli security forces deal with demonstrators and armed threats by terrorists.
France announced Friday it had conducted its first airstrike in Iraq and had destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group. Target was “entirely destroyed.”“Other operations will follow in the coming days,” It did not elaborate on the type of material at the depot or its exact location.
Scots have voted to stay in the UK, following an intense campaign which saw both pro-independence and pro-union campaign groups scraping for last-minute support. The ‘No’ campaign rallied 55 percent of votes against 45 percent ‘Yes’ vote
Australian police carried out largest “counter-terrorism” operation in country’s history based on vague allegations “random acts” of violence planned. 500 state police, Australian Secret Intelligence agents raided 15 homes. News outlets forewarned so they could have journalists and camera crews on the scene.
Ireland's economy is growing at an explosive pace. Rising exports to the US, Britain and China transform the former crisis-state into eurozone’s star economy. Turnaround comes less than a year after Ireland regained economic sovereignty, first eurozone bail-out country to emerge from its EU-IMF Troika regime.
The Scotts ‘Miracle-Gro’ Company which created genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass has announced that it will conduct field trials at the homes of Scotts’ employees. What’s more, they can do so without any government oversight because there are no laws that prohibit or limit the planting of GMO grass.
French President Francois Hollande has announced plans to conduct airstrikes in Iraq against the ISIL Takfiri militants. He further noted that no French ground forces would be involved in the military campaign in Iraq, and France would not target ISIL militants operating in Syria,
Home Depot announced Thursday that a breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores over a six-month period this year may have put an estimated 56 million payment cards at risk. That would make it the largest compromise of debit and credit cards in the string of cyberattacks that have hit retailers over the past year.
CIA backed Syria coup in 1949. 1945 plans to construct oil pipe line from Saudi Arabia to Mediterranean. Secured rights-of-way from Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Syria sole holdout. 1957, American president and British prime minister agreed to regime change again in Syria.
Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research, developed smart cameras for use at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. These cameras designed to recognize “suspicious behavior,” such as running, waving your arms, or sweating, things commonly found in the stressful environment of an international airport.
President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.
Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices. Russians concerned a weaker ruble would drive up inflation, make foreign trips and foreign currency purchases unaffordable.
Speaking to State Department personnel at U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, , Secretary of State John Kerry said that "this little thing called the Internet makes it much harder to govern," said "ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators.
Press TV :Israel is seeking to force thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) to the Jordan Valley, where they cannot keep up their pastoral lifestyle. Over 40 Palestinian and international rights groups said Tel Aviv planning to displace12,000 Bedouins who pledged to resist eviction.
angry mob was waiting outside of Ukraine's parliament spotted Economic Development Party member Vitaly Zhuravsky grabbed him and threw his ass right into a dumpster, he has a history of trying to pass bills that would crack down on anti-government protests.
Israel will earn billions of euros by making sure that all the steel, concrete and other materials and other aid are sourced in Israel and benefit Israeli companies. Increases construction and transaction costs.
Scotland's chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too many British voters, who see London as a city state detached from rest of the United Kingdom economically but culturally.
Beijing News executive editor Carlyle said, Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng (served in India, in Japan Counsellor), on suspicion of leaking state secrets to Japan, before the 57th birthday this year, was arrested by the State Security Department People's Republic of China.
Afghanistan’s central government is nearly broke and needs a $537 million bailout from the United States and other international donors within “five or six days” to continue paying its bills, a senior Afghan finance official said Tuesday.
Opposition lawmakers prepared a bill that orders Russian mass media companies to have at least 80 percent of their stock held by Russian investors. Main reason was the desire to provide maximum information security. 20 percent limit chosen because 25 percent share would enable a blocking package.
At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey set the stage for a massive and protracted expansion of US military operations in Iraq and Syria.
Russia, the world’s second-largest arms exporter, has sought to boost its military ties with Egypt after relations between Cairo and its long-standing ally Washington soured, causing some defense cooperation between the two countries to be frozen.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is holding and the number of incidents that occur once in a while should gradually decrease if Kiev takes decisive steps to prevent them, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
(There are more billionaires worldwide than ever before, according to 2014 Billionaire Census from financial analysts at Wealth-X and UBS. 2,325 men and women with $1 billion in assets, up 7 percent over last year. Average billionaire is 63 years old worth $3 billion. Most are men.
Russia, Argentina may increase bilateral trade to three billion dollars in 2015 thanks to energy projects and food supply. Russia would expand its presence in Argentinean energy sector, will build a fifth nuclear power plant in Argentina.
Ukraine has large uranium deposits, nuclear power plants, ability to enrich nuclear fuel; produced ballistic missiles in Soviet times may create a nuclear bomb. “Ukrainian Defence Minister Valery Geletei’s statement that Ukraine may regain status of a nuclear power and create weapons of mass destruction.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told senators that the United States is “at war” with ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, added that ISIL will “directly threaten our homeland and our allies” unless the United States confronts the group militarily.
A rally outside the Ukrainian Parliament building has turned violent as activists set tires on fire. Meanwhile, MPs have adopted a law that bans the closest allies of Ukraine’s deposed President Yanukovich from politics.
Swiss village angery over supporting one refugee family. a mother from Eritrea, seven children, authorities aim to increase taxes. 1,000 people live in village of Hagenbuch, spend 60,000 Swiss francs US$64,000 euro) a month on the family, 30 percent of monthly expenses for entire village, assisting the woman with groceries shopping, cooking and cleaning.
The Ukrainian parliament has approved laws on special status for the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, as well as amnesty for those participating in the hostilities.
Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Scientists have found that our bodies and our minds have both deteriorated significantly compared to our ancestors. In fact, just this week a very prominent professor at Cambridge University said that “our most highly trained athletes pale in comparison to these ancestors of ours”. The biggest reason for this, of course, is the degradation of the human genome. Groundbreaking research by Dr. John Sanford of Cornell University and others has shown that our genes contain tens of thousands of mistakes (mutations), and with each passing generation even more errors are added and passed on. So it should be no surprise that our ancestors were bigger, stronger, faster and smarter. The truth is that they had better genes.
Pay close attention to Steven Starr’s article, “The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons.” Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony. The plan is far advanced, and the implementation of the plan is underway. As I have reported previously, US strategic doctrine was changed and the role of nuclear missiles was elevated from a retaliatory role to an offensive first strike role. US anti-ballistic missile (ABM) bases have been established in Poland on Russia’s frontier, and other bases are planned. When completed Russia will be ringed with US missile bases. ‘US threatens China not to drop dollar’ | ‘West sees China economy as threat’
The ANC government has received a request from the U.S. was rejected to be part of a U.S. disaster management plan which South Africa $ 10 billion a year (about R100 billion) for ten years would receive. According to the plan would be temporary housing for millions of Americans in South Africa built if the Yellowstone super volcano in the country sooner or later would come to a head. Countries that the U.S. will participate noodlenigingsplan, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sipho Matwetwe, South Africa will not "part of the plan because there is a risk that millions of white Americans in an emergency situation to the country can be sent and we can national culture and identity threat". ►ALERT: Pentagon Moves Nuclear Missiles From Yellowstone Blast Zone
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute were turned down after requesting minimal federal support by five agencies. There are no federal agencies conducting comprehensive, on-the-ground analyses of how much Fukushima radiation has made its way into the air and oceans of the U.S... the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods in that manner the year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
The Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes reached record highs on Thursday, having completely erased the losses since the stock market’s last peak, in 2007. But instead of cheering, we should be very afraid. Over the last 13 years, the stock market has twice crashed and touched off a recession: American households lost $5 trillion in the 2000 dot-com bust and more than $7 trillion in the 2007 housing crash. Sooner or later — within a few years, I predict — this latest Wall Street bubble, inflated by an egregious flood of phony money from the Federal Reserve rather than real economic gains, will explode, too.
"You are about to learn one of the biggest secrets in the history of the world... it's a secret that has huge effects for everyone who lives on this planet. Most people can feel deep down that something isn't quite right with the world economy, but few know what it is."
"Why all this hate? There's a revival of the Orthodox Church in Russia and it threatens Jewry's plan for the coming of the anti-Christ. He's their man and the Orthodox Church is his enemy. Do you want to know what's happening now?"
"Ahead of my performance in Houston two days ago, I found that a Klezmer named Nick Cooper went out of his way to jeopardize the event. He harassed the venue, pestered my followers and put into play every ADL trick in the book. I used the occasion to hit hard on Jewish 'Left' and its corrosive impact. The gathering in Layal (Palestinian) restaurant was a great success. The place was full to capacity, This is my tribute to Klezmer Cooper for the free promotion." Gilad Atzmon author of The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics, available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
9/11 Truth Finally Arrives at Daily Kos
by Katherine Smith
9/11 False Flag Operation: HUGE Tipping Point As State-Sponsored Terrorism Is Exposed
by State of the Nation 2014
Climate Alarm Bells Ring but UN and Obama Administration Fail To Act
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch
How and Why Illegal Federal Government / NSA Does Not Fill Up FEMA Camps
By Tracy Turner
Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry
Robert J. Burrowes
Question 1 for 9/11 Smarties: What really happened on September 11, 2001?
By Elizabeth Young
Irresponsibly Blaming Russia for US-Led Western Crimes
by Stephen Lendman
Irresponsibly Challenging Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire Agreement
by Stephen Lendman
If we sit silently and do nothing, say nothing the mass murdering will continue. Ask yourself why should any single group of people or so called race be given the right to kill? When will humanity say: 'No, more killing' to Israel? You could begin to change this situation by contacting your Senators and Congressmen and telling them that you want them to stop supporting Israel and stop supporting the killing and maiming of thousands of innocent Palestinian men, women, and children trapped in the Gaza Ghetto by their captors.
In what the New York Times describes as “a net neutrality turnaround” the Obama administration’s new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing rules that will create an Internet for the wealthy. The new plan to create a pay to play Internet came to light in the Wall Street Journal. Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Now Wheeler is set to propose what the industry has wanted, an end to net neutrality, that will allow them to charge us more for service and create financial barriers that will prevent new services from challenging their domination of the Internet. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants. If you want an open Internet, We can stop this – but we must act now.
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