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" He who recognizes no humanity in others, loses it in himself."-- author unknown
"Democracy is imposed with fire, freedom with warplanes and human rights by human killing," Walid Moualim
“After their internal instability, the Arab countries will realize the importance of cooperating with Israel,” boasted Ayalon .
ISIS and Israel are working together to counter Assad ..."Fourthly, in 2013 Israel granted oil exploration licenses in the Syrian-claimed Golan Heights, spelling “potential for another armed conflict between the two parties should substantial hydrocarbon resources be discovered.” According to a report to the UN Security Council in early December, Israel has been in regular contact with Syrian rebels, including Islamic State fighters, raising the question of Israel’s role in supporting anti-Assad extremists to cement its control of Golan’s potential fossil fuel resources."
By: My Catbird Seat
The shipments included more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara and other Turkish and Jordanian airports. An effort to arm al-Nusra – now fully merged with ISIS – and other jihadist groups has been coordinated by American intelligence.
“What is important is that the US sends these weapons to only those that cooperate with the Pentagon and this indicates that the US plays a role in arming the ISIL.”
The London-based organization Conflict Armament Research previously reported that ISIS fighters are using “significant quantities” of arms including M16 assault rifles marked “property of the US government.”
Groomed by the intelligence services from his early college days, he didn’t bat an eyelid while lying to his electorate – and to the world about fictional WMD’s in Iraq, and he dazzled George W. Bush with his alluring pillow talk, used his cozy globalist-appointed positions and high-flying (albeit meaningless) titles to broker deals for JP Morgan investment elite, while he creates wonderous business opportunities on the backs of the world’s poor – he is the world’s most hated man, and he doesn’t drink Dos Equis (but he does drinks Cristal).
Certainly, it’s a charmed life for the man with the fake smile. Recently, 21WIRE reported how he caused a PR meltdown at the international children’s charity, Save the Children, after someone tried to him a “Global Legacy Award” (spooky). The charity are now deeply regretting that move, calling the whole affair ‘a painful experience’.
U.S. soldiers rape boys in front of their mothers
Nicola Nasser (Palestine)
... Covertly, however, Israel is a key player in prolonging the depleting war on Syria and the major beneficiary of neutralizing the military of the only immediate Arab neighbor that has so far eluded yielding to the terms dictated by the U.S.- backed Israeli regional force majeure for making peace with the Hebrew state. Several recent developments however have brought the Israeli role into the open. First the latest bombing of Syrian targets near the Damascus international civilian airport on December 7 was the seventh major unprovoked air strike of its kind since 2011 and the fifth in the past 18 months on Syrian defenses.
Violence in Iraq caused the deaths of more than 15,000 civilians and security personnel in 2014, government figures show, making it one of the deadliest years since the 2003 US-led invasion. Last year's toll of 15,538 was more than double the 6,522 people killed in 2013. It was the worst in seven years, the Iraqi government said, almost reaching the toll of 17,956 during the height of Sunni-Shiite sectarian killings in 2007.
The ISIL Takfiri group has released a photo showing one of its members preparing to launch a US-made TOW anti-tank missile against rival terrorists in Syria's strategic and mountainous Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon.
Bahrain: Major protests after arrest of AlWefaq leader; Saudi monarch hospitalised as women drivers tried
Bahrain Freedom Movement
The Secretary General of Al Wefaq Society was arrested on Monday 29th December and remanded in custody for one week. He had been summoned by the Alkhalifa torturers and questioned for two days before the dictator decided to exact revenge from him by detaining him for one week. Sheikh Salman is known for his soft language and tone, and has steered Al Wefaq within the Alkhalifa laws. But the tyrant has been enraged by the decision of the political societies led by Al Wefaq to boycott the regime’s hollow elections in November. It was a strong slap on his face because it showed the lack of popular support or legitimacy to his rule. The Alkhalifa and their Saudi and British backers had hoped that those elections would provide a plausible exit from the political crisis that has engulfed the country since the eruption of the 14th February Revolution.
There have been angry reactions to the decision to detain Sheikh Ali Salman. The European Union called for respecting the rule of law with Sheikh Salman while the UN human Rights Commission has called for his immediate and unconditional release. It said in a statement: We are seriously concerned at the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of Bahrain’s main opposition movement, Al Wefaq, as well as the continuing harassment and imprisonment of individuals exercising their rights to freedom of opinion and expression in the country. It further added: We urge the Government of Bahrain to immediately release Sheikh Salman, as well as all other persons convicted or detained for merely exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
The Saudi king, Abdulla ibn Abdul Aziz, 91, has been transferred to hospital suffering from undisclosed ailment. The world is watching the internal situation of the ageing kingdom whose Al Saud leaders have not only failed to reform their political system but have acted decisively against the Arab Spring and caused it to collapse. Two Saudi women are being tried for driving their cars, which is against the Saudi laws. Women driving is treated with similar severity as terrorism.
Inside the country, there has been marked escalation of protests by the people who were angered by the continued policy of revenge and the illegal use of the state’s apparatus against the native Bahrainis. Shotguns were used extensively and several serious injuries were reported. Protests engulfed most of the towns and villages inhabited by the native Baharna who have been mercilessly targeted by the Alkhalifa tribal regime since occupying the islands in 1783. The British have always defended them against people’s revolts.
On Monday 29th December, Maitham Al Salatneh from Sanabis was detained and taken to the torture chambers of the CID. A 12- years old child was abducted by masked members of Death Squads. Hani Ma’tooq Al Sanadi was snatched from Markoban area of Sitra. Hussain Mohammed Ali and Sayed Salman Mahdi were arrested after their homes were raided in Buri at dawn on Friday 26thDecember. Mohammad Abdul Karim Al Khatam was abducted from the Bahrain-Saudi causeway on 26th December. Yesterday Hussain Shakir was detained in a raid on his house in Manama. Two brothers from Manama were also detained in the same way yesterday: Firas Al Hawwaj and his brother, Hussain.
On Monday 29th December Alkhalifa court sentenced two native Bahrainis to death and handed a third a life sentence on charges related to alleged killing of a mercenary. Mohammad Ramadhan and Hussain Ali Moosa have now joined a long list of native Bahrainis on the death row after Alkhalifa dictators decided to exterminate the native Baharna inhabitants. Seven others were sentenced to jail terms. Six were given life in jail: Hassan Al Sanabsi, Waheeb Abdulla, Hakkem Al Ashiri, Mustafa Ahmad, Mohammad Yousuf Hassan and Mohammad Ahmad Abdulla. The seventh person, Isa Abdulla Rabi’ was sentenced to six years behind bars. Today ten young men from Aali Town were sentenced to five years imprisonment for taking part in anti-regime protests. Two other people were also given jail terms. Sayed Hussain Sayed Abbas has been given seven years and Qassim Hassan three years. Several young men from Duraz Town were given ten years jail terms for allegedly taking part in burning police car c arrying mercenaries who attacked the town. Yesterday five native Bahrainis from Tubli Town were sentenced to two years jail for taking part in peaceful anti-regime protests.
Bahrain Freedom Movement
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By: My Catbird Seat
Why have numbers of desperate refugees willing to risk their lives trying to reach Europe suddenly exploded? Who, ultimately, is to blame for this crisis?
This week saw yet another ship-load of refugees marooned on the
Mediterranean high seas trying to make their way to “fortress Europe”.
Refugees coming from North Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean
is not a new phenomenon. But what is significant about the latest
surge in numbers is that most of the refugees are from Syria and Iraq,
according to the United Nations and other monitoring groups.
- Last British inmate at Guantanamo set to be freed in the new year in fresh push by Obama to empty prison
- The Mysterious Case of Prisoner 212
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]Obama is emptying Guantanamo but sending these poor Muslims to other hell holes that USSRAELIS control-Eastern Europe, Diego Garcia and other infamous secret prisons within the Middle East.] so in effect these men are just being ‘transferred’. Mind controlled, experimented on and brutally Tortured, these men will never be allowed their freedom as they are witnesses to USSRAELI BRUTALITY and Crimes against Humanity, who have used their False flag of war onTerror to hide behind when in reality they are the real instigators of this Zionist War OF terror.
Rothschilds winds down deployment of spent disposable super power.
US President Barack Obama announced end of a 13-year NATO mission in Afghanistan as a milestone for his country.
During the years, the conflict in Afghanistan saw 3,500 foreign soldiers die and cost the United States more than $1 trillion -- all drained away from the American economy and society.
"The longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion," Obama said in a statement on Sunday, formally announcing the end of a war that claimed the lives of more than 2,200 Americans.
While on vacation in Hawaii, Obama praised the US and its allies' troops for devastating the core of al-Qaeda leadership, killing Osama bin Laden, and disrupting terrorist plots.
“These past 13 years have tested our nation and our military,” Obama said. “But compared to the nearly 180,000 American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan when I took office, we now have fewer than 15,000 in those countries. Some 90% of our troops are home.”
four large parts of AirAsia QZ8501, and 30 bodies of victims have been recovered,
Exact death tolls are unclear, but dozens of people were reported killed today as the US escalated its airstrikes against the ISIS capital of Raqqa and the contested city of Kobani.
The US launches daily airstrikes in both places, of course, but reports today are that the number of attacks are the highest since before December 24, when a Jordanian pilot involved in the air war was shot down and captured.
Raqqa is the de facto capital city of the ISIS caliphate, and indeed ISIS controls materially the entire Raqqa Province. In Kobani, ISIS is continuing to fight against Kurdish militias which hold much of the cit
Wrh.com Webmaster's Commentary:
You cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air; one would think that the US military would have absorbed this lesson from the Vietnam War, but apparently, they have not.
“Although we do not support the imposition of any new nuclear-related sanctions while negotiations are ongoing, throughout the JPOA [Joint Plan of Action] period we have made clear, by word and deed, that we will continue to enforce our existing sanctions,” Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at US Treasury David Cohen said.
Five individuals and one entity have been subjected to new sanctions for assisting the Iranian government in purchasing or acquiring US banknotes. Two Iranian companies, Abyssec and Douran Software Technologies, were targeted for allegedly helping Tehran dodge US sanctions and supporting human rights-related abusers.
Wrh.com Webmaster's Commentary:
That last statement is really rich: "...and supporting human rights abusers."
Undersecretary Cohen might well have swallowed those words, before uttering them in public, in light of the highly redacted summary of the US government's report on torture against prisoners of war, which has been recently revealed to not only US citizens, but also to the world.
Between this, and the Senate's talking about laying down more sanctions against Iran with an alleged "veto proof" majority, it appears that this country is doing everything in its power to insure that Iran walks away from negotiations, then claim it's Iran's fault for leaving.
That clears the way for a US/Israeli attack against it, which is precisely the outcome Israel wants.
Or better yet, from Tel Aviv's perspective, make it a completely an American campaign, so that no members of the IDF get killed, or maimed for life.
Russian leadership, both diplomatic and military, have very bluntly stated that they will consider any attack against Iran to be an attack on the interests of Russia.
I would like to politely point out to those precious few adults in the room in the bowels of power in DC, that the US military does not have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; and that is what makes a military scenario here so scarily dangerous.
And to those in Tel Aviv advocating for such a scenario, I would strongly caution you to rethink. Should Iran be attacked, Hezbullah may very well attack Israel from the north,, and the casualty figures may be catastrophically higher than what your military planners have told you.
The P5+1 talks are the world's best bet for stabilizing the region. The Iranian leadership may be many things, but stupid is not one of them.Even dealing with the hardline reactionaries, the current government, I believe, truly wants to see these negotiations succeed.
Sabotaging these talks would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do right now; and yet, it appears that this is precisely what these actions are engineered to do.
President Obama said today “We don’t know yet” whether the agreement reached with Iran last month will succeed in keeping the country from producing nuclear weapons, but he asserted that there are “unprecedented” fail-safe mechanisms to keep the agreement from failing, as others have in the past.
The president defended the deal today at a Mideast policy conference, where he was asked what made the sweeping, if tentative pact — which Israel opposed — “different” from the failed nuclear agreements pursued by Presidents Reagan with Pakistan and Clinton with North Korea.
“Well, we don’t know yet. We don’t know yet.” Obama said at the Brookings Institute’s Saban Forum. “I think it’s important for everybody to understand: This is hard, because the technology of the nuclear cycle you can get off the Internet. The knowledge of creating a nuclear weapon is already out there.”
WRH.COM Webmaster's Commentary: This is getting interesting. It looks like Israel's push for a US invasion of Iran is starting to falter!
UPDATE: FOX News is pushing the claim that Iran could build a nuclear bomb in as little as two months. The US media and Israel have been making that claim since the 1980s.
Iran is honoring the interim nuclear agreement reached last year with the P5+1 world powers, according to a confidential International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report.
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The document, obtained by Reuters Friday, showed that Tehran was not enriching uranium above a five percent concentration, and that it has not made “any further advances” at two enrichment facilities and a heavy water reactor which was under construction.
Weh.com Webmaster's Commentary: The US committed to reducing sanctions against Iran, but has failed to do so, and pro-Israel congressmen are preparing to pass more sanctions against Iran next month, even though the P5+1 talks are continuing, and as IAEA points out, Iran is keeping their promises.
President Barack Obama is open to the idea of opening an embassy in Tehran within the final two years of his term.
As the search for AirAsia Flight 8501 continues for a third day, Indonesian authorities have announced they have found debris and bodies from the passenger jet that went missing three days ago with 162 people on board.