Log in

No account? Create an account
25 April 2014 @ 06:15 pm
Turkey Cooks the Books in Syria  
A very reasonable assessment.

Seymour Hersh documents Ankara's efforts to pull the U.S. into the Levant
By Philip Giraldi
The American Conservative. If you had been a reader of The American Conservative magazine back in December 2011, you might have learned from an article written by me that “Unmarked NATO warplanes are arriving at Turkish military bases close to Iskenderum on the Syrian border, delivering weapons [to the Free Syrian Army] derived from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s arsenals…” Well, it seems that the rest of the media is beginning to catch up with the old news, supplemented with significant details by Sy Hersh in the latest issue of the London Review of Books in an article entitled “The Red Line and the Rat Line.”
The reality is that numerous former intelligence officials, like myself, have long known most of the story surrounding the on-again off-again intervention by the United States and others in Syria, but what was needed was a Sy Hersh, with his unmatched range of contacts deep in both the Pentagon as well as at CIA and State Department, to stitch it all together with corroboration from multiple sources. In a sense it was a secret that wasn’t really very well hidden but which the mainstream media wouldn’t touch with a barge pole because it revealed that the Obama Administration, just like the Bushies who preceded it, has been actively though clandestinely conspiring to overthrow yet another government in the Middle East. One might well conclude that the White House is like the Bourbon Kings of France in that it never forgets anything but never learns anything either.
The few media outlets that are willing to pick up the Syria story even now are gingerly treating it as something new, jumping in based on their own editorial biases, sometimes emphasizing the CIA and MI6 role in cooperating with the Turks to undermine Bashar al-Assad. But Hersh’s tale is only surprising if one had not been reading between the lines over the past three years, where the clandestine role of the British and American governments was evident and frequently reported on over the internet and, most particularly, in the local media in the Middle East. Far from being either rogue or deliberately deceptive, operations by the U.S. and UK intelligence services, the so-called “ratlines” feeding weapons into Syria, were fully vetted and approved by both the White House and Number 10 Downing Street. The more recent exposure of the Benghazi CIA base’s possible involvement in obtaining Libyan arms as part of the process of equipping the Syrian insurgents almost blew the lid off of the arrangement but somehow the media attention was diverted by a partisan attack on the Obama Administration over who said what and when to explain the security breakdown and the real story sank out of sight.
So this is what happened, roughly speaking: the United States had been seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria since at least 2003, joining with Saudi Arabia, which had been funding efforts to destabilize his regime even earlier. Why? Because from the Saudi viewpoint Syria was an ally of Iran and was also a heretical state led by a secular government dominated by Alawite Muslims, viewed as being uncomfortably close to Shi’ites in their apostasy. From the U.S. viewpoint, the ties to Iran and reports of Syrian interference in Lebanon were a sufficient casus belli coupled with a geostrategic assessment shared with the Saudis that Syria served as the essential land bridge connecting Hezbollah in Lebanon to Iran. The subsequent Congressional Syria Accountability Acts of 2004 and 2010, like similar legislation directed against Iran, have resulted in little accountability and have instead stifled diplomacy. They punished Syria with sanctions for supporting Hezbollah in Lebanon and for its links to Tehran, making any possible improvement in relations problematical. The 2010 Act even calls for steps to bring about regime change in Damascus.
The United States also engaged in a program eerily reminiscent of its recent moves to destabilize the government in Ukraine, i.e., sending in ambassadors and charges who deliberately provoked the Syrian government by meeting with opposition leaders and openly making demands for greater democracy. The last U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford spoke openly in support of the protesters while serving in Damascus in 2011. On one occasion he was pelted with tomatoes and was eventually removed over safety concerns.
Lost in translation is the fact that Washington’s growing support for radical insurgency in Syria would also inevitably destabilize all its neighbors, most notably including Iraq, which has indeed been the case, making a shambles of U.S. claims that it was seeking to introduce stable democracies into the region. Some also saw irony in the fact that a few years before Washington decided al-Assad was an enemy it had been sending victims of the CIA’s rendition program to Syria, suggesting that at least some short-term and long-term strategies were on a collision course from the start, if indeed the advocates of the two policies were actually communicating with each other at all.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, whose country shared a long border with Syria and who had legitimate security concerns relating to Kurdish separatists operating out of the border region, became the proxy in the secret war for Washington and its principal European allies, the British and French. When the U.S.-Saudi supported insurgency began to heat up and turn violent, Turkey became the key front line state in pushing for aggressive action against Damascus. Erdogan miscalculated, thinking that al-Assad was on his last legs, needing only a push to force him out, and Ankara saw itself as ultimately benefiting from a weak Syria with a Turkish-controlled buffer zone along the border to keep the Kurds in check.
Hersh reports how President Barack Obama had to back down from attacking Syria when the Anglo-American intelligence community informed him flatly and unambiguously that Damascus was not responsible for the poison gas attack that took place in Damascus on August 21, 2013 that was being exploited as a casus belli. The information supporting that assertion was known to many like myself who move around the fringes of the intelligence community, but the real revelation from Hersh is the depth of Turkish involvement in the incident in order to have the atrocity be exploitable as a pretext for American armed intervention, which, at that point, Erdogan strongly desired. As the use of weapons of mass destruction against civilians was one of the red lines that Obama had foolishly promoted regarding Syria Erdogan was eager to deliver just that to force the U.S.’s hand. Relying on unidentified senior U.S. intelligence sources, Hersh demonstrates how Turkey’s own preferred militant group Jabhat al-Nusra, which is generally regarded as an al-Qaeda affiliate, apparently used Turkish-provided chemicals and instructions to stage the attack.
Is it all true? Unless one has access to the same raw information as Sy Hersh it is difficult to say with any certainty, but I believe I know who some of the sources are and they both have good access to intelligence and are reliable. Plus, the whole narrative has an undeniable plausibility, particularly if one also considers other evidence of Erdogan’s willingness to take large risks coupled with a more general Turkish underhandedness relating to Syria. On March 23rd, one week before local elections in Turkey that Erdogan feared would go badly for him, a Turkish air force F-16 shot down a Syrian Mig-23, claiming that it had strayed half a mile into Turkish airspace. The pilot who bailed out, claimed that he was attacking insurgent targets at least four miles inside the border when he was shot down, an assertion borne out by physical evidence as the plane’s remains landed inside Syria. Was Erdogan demonstrating how tough he could be just before elections? Possibly.
And then there are the YouTube recordings. Three days before the election, a discussion not unlike the Victoria Nuland leak in Ukraine surfaced. A conversation between Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Hakan Fidan, the chief of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT), included Davutoglu saying that the “Prime Minister said that in the current conjuncture of time, this attack [on the Tomb of Suleiman Shah] must be seen as an opportunity for us.” Davutoglu was clearly referring to an attack on the tomb serving as a pretext for a Turkish incursion into Syria. Fidan then declared that “I will send four men from inside Syria, if that is what it will take. I will make up a reason for war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey. We can also prepare a direct attack on the Tomb of Suleiman Shah if necessary.” The recording reveals that Ankara was considering staging a false flag attack on the tomb of Suleiman Shah, the grandfather of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman dynasty. The tomb is in Syria but because of its historical importance has been regarded as sovereign Turkish territory, much like an Embassy, and is guarded by Turkish soldiers. So the suggestion is that Ankara was prepared to kill its own soldiers to create an incident that would have led to a broader war.
Critics of Hersh claim that the Turks would be incapable of carrying out such a grand subterfuge, but I would argue that putting together some technicians, chemicals, and a couple of trucks to carry the load are well within the capability of MIT, an organization that I have worked with and whose abilities I respect. And one must regard with dismay the “tangled webs we weave,” with due credit to Bobby Burns, for what has subsequently evolved in Syria. Allies like Turkey that are willing to cook the books to bring about military action are exploiting the uncertainty of a White House that continues to search for foreign policy successes while simultaneously being unable to define any genuine American interests. Syria is far from an innocent in the ensuing mayhem, but it has become the fall guy for a whole series of failed policies.
Turkey meanwhile has exploited the confusion to clamp down on dissent and to institutionalize Erdogan’s authoritarian inclinations. Ten years of American-licensed meddling combined with obliviousness to possible consequences has led to in excess of 100,000 dead Syrians and the introduction of large terrorist infrastructures into the Arab heartland, yet another foreign policy disaster in the making with no clear way out.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Council for the National Interest.
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)

In Latakia we met with Lilly Martin, an American immigrant to Syria who has lived there permanently for 24 years. She told us that missiles are fired daily into Latakia from Turkish territory, upon the civilian community, and often killing many people
on the streets of the city. She said that Syria was “neither in civil nor sectarian war” and that the crisis that began in March, 2011 in Deraa, Syria, was not a popular uprising, or a revolution but rather a foreign funded and foreign planned attack on the Syrian government and its civilian population, for the express purpose of regime change. When asked, “What do you see as the solution for Syria, and whom do you want to hear this message?” Martin replied, “The solution to the crisis in Syria will come when the United States of America will make a public political decision to stop aiding and supporting terrorism, and specifically the Al Qaeda terrorists and their affiliates who are killing Syrians daily. I want President Obama to hear my message and the message of the Peace Pilgrimage to Syria, April 2014.”

Video- Syrian Army Kills Terrorist While He’s Giving an Interview http://t.co/ALXinRVz8j

Breaking- #Syrian Special Units captured terrorist military commander in #Damascus
And more news

#Syria forces crush armed intruders, nab 5 #Somali women - See more at: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1588245

terrorists were killed today at Talbeesa, while the remaining 10 surrendered to the NDF outside of the local petrol station. #Homs

terrorists were killed inside St. George Church in Wadi al-Saayeh after firing on the NDF from the church. #Homs

#Syria army retakes parts of town in #Hama suburbs http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/25/359998/syria-army-gains-more-ground-in-hama/
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
SyriaNews Anti Tanks Technolgy in FSA Hands
New released videos show the group hazm, a group less than a year created and that is related to the FSA to insure the success of the revolution as they say is shown in some online posted videos using TOW rockets. One of the member identified as Samer Muhammad claims that the weapons were provided by the Americans. “More have been promised, should it be proven that the missiles are being used in an effective way,” the source said. This was said after an anonymous “unnamed” website related to the rebels said that they have received now almost about 20 tow rockets but this time without mentioning their source. However, they added that they were trained to use these weapons with international assistance in safe areas under their control as of Syria’s Idlib, Aleppo and Latakia provinces. On April 7, Israel’s Debkafile website reported that two Syrian militant groups have been supplied with advanced US weapons, including armor-piercing, optically-guided BGM-71 TOW missiles, thanks to the Pentagon. According to this website the US Joint Chiefs of Staff recently told Israeli officials that the Suadi Arabia jets could provide cover for American forces to reach southern Syria.
More http://www.syrianews.cc/anti-tanks-technolgy-fsa-hands/
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
Gossip. Japan: 'Barack Obama Cheats on Michelle'
By Ludovica Iaccino
A well-known Japanese politician has accused US President Barack Obama of cheating on his wife and said it is "an open secret" that the couple is about to get divorced.
Kazuyuki Hamada, a member of the upper house of Japan's parliament, was offended as Michelle Obama did not join her husband during his visit to Tokyo, the Mail Online reported.
The politician, who previously claimed Obama was not born in the US in his book Who is Obama?, vented his anger on his official blog.
"The president has been criticized for having no visions or leadership to solve domestic and diplomatic problems, some even ridiculing him as the worst president of the post-war era.
The biggest reason – of many – for the collapse of his reputation is his failed relationship with his wife.
It is an open secret that the pair are already negotiating their divorce, and that they are waiting for his term in office to be over, and then they'll separate.
If you ask the president, he will tell you, 'I can't show my face to the voters after how she's spent so much money'.
On the other hand, if you get his wife to talk, she'll tell you: 'The president is a pathological philanderer. He uses the Secret Service for this, and has used them to hide evidence that he's a cheater'."
Kazuyuki Hamada
More https://uk.news.yahoo.com/japan-barack-obama-cheats-michelle-100036615.html
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
US Threatens Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Washington bears full responsibility for elevating illegitimate fascist putschists to power. Doing so reflects another sordid chapter in US history. For sure, it won’t be the last.
Bullying, bluster and threatening ultimatums define US policy. John Kerry warned Sergei Lavrov.
Moscow has “days, not weeks,” to assure Ukrainian four-part agreement terms are implemented. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki repeated his threat, saying:
“The secretary urged Russia to take concrete steps to help implement the Geneva agreement, including publicly calling on separatists to vacate illegal buildings and checkpoints, accept amnesty and address their grievances politically.”
“He also called on Russia to assign a senior diplomat to work with the OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine to make absolutely clear to the separatists that Russia supports the agreement and wants de-escalation.”
“The Secretary also made clear that Russia’s recent public statement casting doubt on Ukraine’s commitment to the Geneva agreement flies in the face of the facts.”
“The Government of Ukraine put forward a broad amnesty bill for separatists to give up buildings and weapons, and has sent senior representatives to the east with the OSCE to help implement the agreement, and had called an Easter pause in its counterterrorism operations.”
“He asked that Russia now demonstrate an equal level of commitment to the Geneva agreement in both its rhetoric and its actions.”
“As noted in Geneva, without implementation, the joint statement is only a piece of paper, and what is needed is true de-escalation.”
“The Ukrainians have taken steps. The Russians have to take additional steps.” Otherwise, they’ll be “consequences for inaction.”
Fact check
Kiev putschists deployed neo-Nazi Right Sector thugs. They did so to Eastern Ukraine. They unleashed violence. They violated Easter truce terms straightaway.
Deescalation is a convenient illusion. Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. Rogue EU nations partner in crime.
Cold War 2.0 rages. At stake is world peace. A potential East/West confrontation looms.
Washington wants all rival governments eliminated. It wants pro-Western stooge ones replacing them. It wants unchallenged worldwide dominance. It risks possible global conflict in the process.
Continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/04/23/us-threatens-russia/
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
Civil war looms as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES
Friday, April 25
16:56 GMT:
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatovic has expressed concern over the disappearance of two journalists for Russian news outlet, LifeNews.
“I am very concerned by repeated attacks and disappearances of journalists. Journalists must be allowed to report freely and their safety ensured by all those in charge,” she said, as cited by the OSCE website.
The Representative on the Freedom of the Media sent a letter to Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov requesting information on the case.
Speaking the same day to Russian Ekho Moskvy radio station, she noted that “any journalist” is potentially dangerous for “those who consider themselves authorities” in Eastern Ukraine.
“Foreign and Ukrainian journalists who are not seen as loyal in Eastern Ukraine – are the first target,” Mijatovic said. “Everyone is under threat: cameramen, photographers, TV journalists.”
16:55 GMT:
Russia's foreign minister told his German counterpart on Friday that all violence in Ukraine must be halted, "primarily the use of the (Ukrainian) army and armed radical nationalists in southeastern Ukraine," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
It said that in a telephone conversation, Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier agreed that an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission should play an active role in efforts to defuse tension in Ukraine. (Reuters)
15:35 GMT:
Washington has accused Moscow of escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine, threatening to “impose costs” on Russia in a new wave of “targeted sanctions.”
The White House statement follows US President Barack Obama’s conference call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and British Prime Minister David Cameron, in which they “agreed to work closely together, and through the G7 and European Union, to coordinate additional steps to impose costs on Russia.”
“The leaders underscored that Russia could still choose a peaceful resolution to the crisis, including by implementing the Geneva accord,” the statement added.
15:17 GMT:
All the sides of the Ukrainian conflict must “immediately” de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Anne Brasseur, has said in a statement posted on the PACE website.
“I am extremely concerned by the information coming from Ukraine about the resumption of violence, including in the city of Sloviansk. I call on all sides to urgently de-escalate the situation and end all violent or provocative actions and return to what was agreed in Geneva, particularly as regards the disarmament of illegal armed groups currently active in Ukraine,” Brasseur said in the statement.
15:09 GMT:
Lugansk people’s governor Valery Bolotov has addressed the people of the eastern Ukrainian region with a statement, saying that he is prepared to “give my own life for the prosperity of the native region without a qualm.”
The people of Lugansk will be able to see positive changes “in a week’s time,” he said, adding that his team is doing “hard, routine work” together with experts in law, politics and economy, and not just concentrating on the field of security and “military actions.”
Bolotov was elected a "people’s governor" of Lugansk at a rally Monday near the city’s Ukrainian Security Service building, which has been occupied by anti-government activists.
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Civil war looms as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES
13:41 GMT:
Ukrainian armed forces have set up a military base some 20 kilometers from Slavyansk, RT's stringer, Ukraine-based British journalist Graham Phillips reports. According to Phillips, there is an ongoing buildup of troops in the area and “snipers hiding in forests in position.” The city is being encircled, he says.
13:32 GMT:
Kiev says it has lost contact with the OSCE mission working in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, RIA Novosti reports.
“We have received information that in the Donetsk region the contact has been lost with the members of the military OSCE mission, which is now in Ukraine in accordance with the Vienna document,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Evgeny Perebiynis was quoted as saying.
According to the ministry, the German-led group of OSCE observers has been working in southeast Ukraine since April 21.
12:54 GMT:
The leader of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group, Dmitry Yarosh, whom Russia placed on an international most-wanted terrorist list, has written a letter to acting President Aleksandr Turchinov demanding Ukrainian that citizens be armed.
“Ukrainian authorities must immediately start massive arming of our citizens, in particular volunteer patriotic squads, which in the Dnepropetrovsk Region alone have seen 10,000 Ukrainians enlisted,” Yarosh wrote according to the Right Sector press service, cited by UNIAN.
12:28 GMT:
The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary investigation into alleged crimes committed during the deadly protests that led to the ouster of President Victor Yanukovich on February 22. Kiev’s coup-appointed government claims Yanukovich’s troops killed more than 100 protesters during the unrest.
10:37 GMT:
GrahamWPhillips @GrahamWP_UK
Fire engine leaves scene at #Kramatorsk with conflicting reports of Ukraine military helicopter explosion.
10:31 GMT:
Ukrainian troops are carrying out a “second stage” of the military operation in eastern Ukraine, aiming at isolating the city of Slavyansk, according to Sergey Pashinsky, the interim head of the presidential administration appointed by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament).
“The goal is to completely blockade Slavyansk, to localize the problem. The operation is being carried out at this moment,” he said.
10:14 GMT:
Ukrainian Interior Ministry officials said no causalities have yet been reported and they suspect that militants set off the blasts. However, reports from eyewitnesses contradict the Interior Ministry’s statements, claiming the blast went off while Ukrainian soldiers were loading ammunition onto a helicopter and at least three people died.
10:06 GMT:
Several large explosions have rocked an airfield in the southeastern city of Kramatorsk. A video uploaded onto YouTube shows smoke rising from the airfield and a second large explosion detonating.
09:13 GMT:
Non youtube vid showing smoke from the airfield.
02:01 GMT:
If Kiev does not immediately stop military operations against popular protest, Russia will call for an urgent UNSC meeting and in the worst case scenario reserves the right to deploy armed forces to stop bloodshed, UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said.
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Lawsuit Against Bush and Blair for War Crimes? International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis
By Dahr Jamail
International lawyers and activists converged at a conference titled The Iraq Commission, in Brussels, Belgium, April 16 and 17, with the primary aim of bringing to justice government officials who are guilty of war crimes in Iraq.
“Within a few days of this, a lawless atmosphere developed within my unit,” Ross Caputi, a former marine who took part in the brutal November 2004 siege of Fallujah told the Iraq Commission. “There was a lot of looting going on. I saw people searching the pockets of the dead resistance fighters for money. Some people were mutilating corpses.”
The conference represents the most powerful and most current organized attempt in the world to bring justice to those responsible for the catastrophe in Iraq, and included powerful international lawyers like International Court of Justice lawyer Curtis Doebbler and Louie Roberto Zamora Bolanos, a lawyer from Costa Rica who successfully sued the government of his country for supporting the war in Iraq.
Their goal for the conference was to begin taking concrete steps toward international lawsuits that will bring former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush, along with those responsible in their administrations, to justice for the myriad war crimes committed in Iraq.
“I was very misinformed and uninformed about the goals of our mission, about who our enemy was and about the danger that we posed to civilians,” Caputi said of the context for his actions. “My command told us that all civilians had left Fallujah and that the only people who remained in the city were combatants. This was not true, though. The Red Cross estimated that up to 50,000 civilians remained trapped in the city. But nobody in my unit knew that.”
“Now is a time for us to close the net on the war criminals,” Dirk Adriaensens, a long-time Iraq activist who cofounded the conference, told Truthout. “If we don’t do that, the fish will get away. But if this is only a legalistic thing, without the activism, it won’t work because people won’t know that it is happening.”
Adriaensens is aiming to generate one massive lawsuit that condemns former (and current) members of the US and UK governments for war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace for their roles in the Iraq invasion and occupation.
“The conclusions of such a court case would lead to reparations being paid to the state and people of Iraq,” added Adriaensens, who is also a member of the executive committee of the Brussels Tribunal. The tribunal is an international network of intellectuals, artists and activists who denounce and organize against the logic of permanent war promoted by the US government that is currently targeting the Middle East. “We’re here to condemn the original sin: the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq and how we can bring the perpetrators to court.”
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-against-bush-and-blair-for-war-crimes-international-lawyers-seek-justice-for-iraqis/5378991
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
-Tactical Things ?@Tactical_Things
War Propaganda and the Western Media: Fabricated Images. Fake Videos http://shar.es/TQEHw

Controlling the Lens: The #Media War Being Fought Over Ukraine Between the Western Bloc and Russia http://shar.es/TQKNu

‘Russian agents captured in #Ukraine? Show them!’ – Lavrov http://rt.com/news/154832-russian-agents-ukraine-lavrov/

Ukrainian Military, Right Sector Thugs Besiege, Prepare To Attack Transdniester http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/ukrainian-military-right-sector-thugs-besiege-prepare-to-attack-transdniester/

Lavrov: Kiev Issued 'Criminal Order' Allowing Use of Weapons Against Civilians http://wp.me/p1GGxO-9Io

-Libya in focus ?@LibyaInFocus
Three Years On, No Solution for Tawergha Refugees (All Africa): Share With Friends: | | World N... http://bit.ly/1fexMMP

-Activist Post ?@ActivistPost
Monsanto GM Soy Is Scarier Than You Think http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/superweeds-arent-only-trouble-gmo-soy

-Robina Creaser ?@sharpfang
Fukushima Didn’t Just Suffer Three Meltdowns … The Nuclear Core Has Finally Been Found … Scattered All Over Japan. http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-didnt-just-suffer-three-meltdowns-the-nuclear-core-has-finally-been-found-scattered-all-over-japan/5379147

-Comrade Keaton ?@Antiwar2
Antiwar Blog: Ron Paul: The Authoritarian Nation-State http://bit.ly/1jLYRCO

Something truly dreadful from the Tabloids:Babies in Vietnam born with horrific defects 40 years since Agent Orange http://owl.li/waskb

-Scott Horton ?@scotthortonshow
Never Mind Bundy: Here’s the Real David v Goliath Story Between Ranchers and Feds by Evelyn Nieves http://www.alternet.org/heres-real-david-vs-goliath-story-between-ranchers-and-feds

-RT ?@RT_com
#Ukraine’s political prisoner #1 stages hunger strike over #Kiev’s assault on eastern regions http://on.rt.com/dclk31

-electra ?@electradiffusa
7 #OSCE reps, 5 Ukrainian Armed Forces reps & bus driver among detained #Ukraine's Interior Ministry http://on.rt.com/bt74qk

Thousands at risk of starvation in Yarmouk, UN warns http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/thousands-risk-starvation-yarmouk-un-warns

Escobar on RT: US fears opposing views are gaining strength [ Note: Pepe looks sexy here ] http://sco.lt/7nnjMX

-Press TV ?@PressTV
No accord with US over TPP: #Japan http://shar.es/TRgSv

#Erdogan hit back over 'shallow criticism' http://shar.es/TRjkX

‘US, #NATO favor war over #Ukrainehttp://shar.es/TReWA

Deadly flash #floods claim 80 lives in #Afghanistan http://shar.es/TReyo

-Lin Housman ?@LinHousman
Russian propaganda regarding Ukraine? http://www.martinvrijland.eu/2014/04/25/russian-propaganda-regarding-ukraine/

-Chris Sedlmair ?@Chris_Sedlmair
USAID and “Democracy Promotion” in Ukraine http://ln.is/nblo.gs/llVm0
Interesting, the forces working for regime change.

-Révolutions Info ?@revolution_info
18 Killed in Attack on Shi'ite Political Rally in Iraq: Iraqi officials say at least 25 people wer... http://tinyurl.com/ma34ftf

-Quociente Cultural® ?@Dputamadre
PEPE ESCOBAR :: Obama Pivots, China Profits » CounterPunch | @scoopit http://sco.lt/58FBkP

If War Was Funded Like College Tuition | @scoopit http://sco.lt/75f6dV

Criminal Investigation of the Nobel Peace Prize | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6qBy2z

1+ »»52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors) | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5PDXur

America's Long War Against Humanity - Michel Chossudovsky - #Media #War #NATO #R2P | @scoopit http://sco.lt/9GrBc9

-Al Fatah original ?@Al_Fatah69
The Forever Battery, Brought to You by Old-School Silicon Valley Technologists http://fb.me/2WLw7FGZc

-Balkan news ?@NewsBalkan
RT@Den_Suharev Slovyansk stormed by Croats, commanded by Americans http://vognebroda.net/slavyansk-shturmovali-horvaty-a-komandovali-amerikantsy

DISTURBING: Right Sector snipers and terrorists in south-east Ukraine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3ZM_vGfrLchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY38U8DFchchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axcRvkFv2G8

Oleg Tsarev: "South-East releases prisoners" http://youtu.be/SGEUUeriENY #Ukraine
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
-Steiner ?@Steiner1776
#Ukraine Self defense says ukrainian military officers(#spy) are probably amongst them via @rt_com #OSCE

#Ukraine Interview with #Sloviansk mayor also some passports of captured #OSCE members shown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEcpZ0vwrdk

#Ukraine One of the captured german #OSCE spies is called "Axel Schneider" pic.twitter.com/qYFFO4MIHL

-Petri Krohn ?@PetriKrohn
#UNSC should levy arms embargo on #Ukraine. If US opposes, #Russia should see it as a free pass to arm anti-junta #resitance
The East has the biggest arms stash in Ukraine already.

-Libya 360° ?@libya360
Terrorist mortar attacks on Jaramana claim live of civilian and injure 33 others http://wp.me/p2ggYY-4bG Syria

Syrian Army Chase Down Gunmen in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Daraa http://wp.me/p2ggYY-4bQ

Russia: Allegations that Syrian army using chemical materials are baseless http://wp.me/p2ggYY-4bO

“Bomb Syria…For Ukraine’s Sake!” http://wp.me/p2ggYY-4bS

-Eka ?@SkateStevens
‘Mr. #Kerry, let’s talk about #FoxNews, #BBC and #AlJazeera bullhorns’ #Ukraine #Russia http://rt.com/op-edge/154836-kerry-usa-rt-attack-bullhorns/

I like to hear that! Top #US. Diplomat: #Russia Has Betrayed the “New World Order” - #NATO #Ukraine #Crimea http://www.infowars.com/top-u-s-diplomat-russia-has-betrayed-the-new-world-order/

-RT ?@RT_com
UPDATE: #OSCE dismisses claim of Ukrainian Interior Ministry that its mission has been detained in #Slavyansk http://on.rt.com/bt74qk

#SLAVYANSK: Anti-govt activists detained military observers who had been traveling with #OSCE mission http://on.rt.com/bt74qk

#LATEST: Situation with detained group to be resolved 'by morning' - 'people’s mayor' of #Slavyansk Ponomaryov http://on.rt.com/bt74qk

#Assange stakeout costs Londoners $9 mn http://on.rt.com/qpz3mk

Chinese replace Russians as top property buyers in Manhattan http://on.rt.com/ei9wk3
[Exchanging USD for US property.]

-Umami ?@MediaExposedDay
Shows how corrupt #US " News" is Hollywood Executives , Directors implicated in Child Sex Abuse GANGS UNREPORTED http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-bryan-singer-suit-jeff-herman-20140424,0,1087068.story#axzz2zviBs2hv

-Balkan news ?@NewsBalkan
Ukraine pledges restraint in dealing with separatists:"we would like to avoid any victims/casualties,give peace a chance" depFM Lubkivsky

Remembering: Serbia started op against KLA terrorists in its province Kosovo. NATO punished it with 3 months of bombing+separatism.

-Activist Post ?@ActivistPost
How #Monsanto Annihilated A Paradise and Turned It Into An Island Of Illness http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/04/how-monsanto-annihilated-paradise-and.html#gmo

Bavaria is Newest State to Join Large GMO-Free Network of Nations http://po.st/IjqOlj

-A. Smith ?@360CNN
Google finally admits that it is Reading your Emails. Omits Obama,NSA,Mossad,MI6 are also http://is.gd/XGcRTb

Cloudfogger Free File Encryption for Dropbox, Cloud Services to stop Obama @Whitehouse GOONS http://www.cloudfogger.com/en/

-Quociente Cultural® ?@Dputamadre
Al Gore Promotes Population Control: Africans Must Have Their Fertility “Managed” | @scoopit http://sco.lt/69LMYL

-Libya S.O.S. ?@Libya_SOS
Libya S.O.S. - Daily News is out! http://paper.li/Libya_SOS/1317257547
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Beneath the Ukraine Crisis: Shale Gas
By Nat Parry
Consortiumnews. Behind the geopolitics pitting Russia against the West – and the ethnic tensions tearing Ukraine east and west – another backdrop for understanding this deepening conflict is the big-money competition for Ukraine’s oil and natural gas.
The crisis gripping Ukraine has plunged transatlantic relations to their lowest point since the Cold War and threatens to send Ukraine into an armed conflict with potentially dire consequences for the country and the wider region.
Moscow’s alleged meddling in eastern Ukraine and its earlier annexation of Crimea spurred worldwide rebukes and much international commentary regarding the growing East-West divide. But one aspect that we have heard less about is the corporate struggle for Ukraine’s oil and natural gas. By some accounts, it is this struggle that is as much to blame for the current crisis as any geopolitical tug-of-war between East and West.
Ukraine has Europe’s third-largest shale gas reserves at 42 trillion cubic feet,according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. While for years U.S. oil companies have been pressing for shale gas development in countries such as Britain, Poland, France and Bulgaria only to be rebuffed by significant opposition from citizens and local legislators concerned about the environmental impacts of shale gas extraction – including earthquakes and groundwater contamination caused by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” – there has been considerably less opposition in Ukraine, a country that has been embroiled in numerous gas disputes with the Russian Federation in recent years.
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/beneath-the-ukraine-crisis-shale-gas/5379228
clothcapclothcap on April 25th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
-RT ?@RT_com
US collapsing, becoming Casino Gulag state http://youtu.be/-U4eohphF2E

-Balkan news ?@NewsBalkan
RIA Novosti: Collective Security Treaty Organization #CSTO has suspended all contacts with #NATO due to crisis in #Ukraine

Kadirov: Yarosh demanded from Turchinov to arm Ukrainian citizens appealing to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

-halil drebbi ?@drebha
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/25/the-dirty-hand-of-the-national-endowment-for-democracy-in-venezuela/ The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela

rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/estonia-u-s-inaugurates-new-nato-air-base-in-russias-neighbor/ … Estonia: U.S. Inaugurates New NATO Air Base In Russia’s Neighbor http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/estonia-u-s-air-expeditionary-group-certifies-nato-forward-operating-base/

voltairenet.org/article183403.html … United States aiming to cancel Open Sky Treaty

-Libya 360° ?@libya360
NATO’s Incremental But Inexorable Absorption of Ukraine http://wp.me/p1GGxO-9JF

-Umami ?@MediaExposedDay
Former S. Korean Pres accused of taking Millions in Bribery Chun Doo-hwan http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-south-korea-newport-20140425,0,5040579.story#axzz2zwCIfqpr

-Petri Krohn ?@PetriKrohn
We will never accept Banderization &colonization of #Ukraine We will not be #cannonfodder in #US war against #Russia https://www.facebook.com/vladimir.suchan/posts/10152071273293388

-Enrique Ferro ?@HarryFerro
Ukraine drag: S&P cuts Russia’s credit rating to step above junk | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7lcAFd

Russia unexpectedly raises interest rates | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8Qq7qT

‘NATO 3’ members receive lengthy prison sentences | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7f9Vzd

-Ashley#HandsOffSyria ?@Way2Wonderland
NATO is a terrorist organization
Funded by taxpayers, as with AQ in Syria and Libya, probably Iraq too.

-Activist Post ?@ActivistPost
SSRIs: The gateway drug to mass murder http://www.naturalnews.com/044847_SSRIs_gateway_drug_mass_murder.html

-HRI Mark ?@HRIMark
Under Vienna Document Ukraine responsible for safety of military observers - why take them to #Sloviansk?
clothcapclothcap on April 26th, 2014 08:20 am (UTC)
Civil war looms as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine LIVE UPDATES

Saturday, April 26
07:30 GMT:
The Ukrainian parliament may scrap presidential elections by popular vote in favor of giving MPs the privilege of electing the head of state, the leader of the Batkivshchina (Fatherland) party, Yulia Tymoshenko, said.
“All the oligarchic representatives are now in the parliament, and now there is a discussion on giving the election to the parliament, of taking the public vote from the people, to take all authority from the president, including declarative right, and give it all to the parliament,” she said Friday on “Shuster Live,” Ukraine’s top political talk show.
In her TV appearance the former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential hopeful was focusing her fire on an alleged oligarchic plot to grab power. She was also criticizing her prime competitor, billionaire Petr Poroshenko, for failing to appear at the show for debate in favor of a meeting with another wealthy Ukrainian businessman, Dmitry Firtash.
If the Ukrainian parliament did take the authority to elect the president, this would likely raise Tymoshenko’s chances for election. Opinion polls show her far behind Poroshenko, but in the parliament Batkivshchina has a strong faction.
The party also has strong influence on the government, since acting President Aleksandr Turchinov (who is also the parliament speaker), acting Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk and most acting ministers come from Batkivshchina’s ranks.
05:54 GMT:
A journalist from the western Ukrainian city of Lvov was reportedly detained in protester-held Slavyansk on Friday evening. Yury Lelyavsky, a stringer for ZIK TV channel, was detained after protesters suspected that he could be preparing a provocation.
This adds to a long list of similar incidents in turbulent Ukraine, where media professionals working for both Ukrainian and Russian outlets have been subjected to detentions and questioning by anti-government protesters or Kiev authorities in the past weeks.
05:40 GMT:
A self-defense militia checkpoint near Slavyansk was shot at Friday night, Ukrainian anti-government protesters told RIA Novosti. Unidentified gunmen shot a dozen times and protesters manning the checkpoint in the Slavkurort area on a highway connecting Russian Rostov and Ukrainian Kharkov. Nobody was injured in the incident.
05:37 GMT:
The leaders of the G7 have agreed on a new set of sanctions targeting Russian officials over the crisis in Ukraine. The punitive measures are set to come into effect on Monday to ensure “the opportunity for a successful and peaceful democratic vote next month in Ukraine's presidential elections.”
01:00 GMT:
As a sign of “good will,” local authorities in Donetsk have released a number of Right Sector fighters upon a request from Ukrainian presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev. The undisclosed number of fighters were detained for being involved in hooliganism at the Donetsk Administrative building.
“They have not killed or raped anyone. We don't consider them enemies,” Tsarev said, as quoted by Itar-Tass. “I am sure that most of those who arrive in the south-east [of Ukraine], including punitive units, are people who were deceived.”
At the same time, Tsarev noted that the authorities in Kiev had detained more than 200 activists from the south-east of Ukraine, adding that since the coup “repressions” had reached a historical scale not witnessed since Ukraine became independent in 1991.
The presidential candidate urged Kiev to release more than 70 people “detained in Kharkov, where arrests continue” as well as Donetsk and Odessa, in order to implement the Geneva accords.
Friday, April 25
21:40 GMT:
Several shots have been heard in the center of the Slavyansk, reports RIA Novosti. Earlier, the "People's Mayor" of the city Vyacheslav Ponomarev warned that members of the Right Sector have infiltrated the city, alongside a group of armed youth, 18-25 years old that could harass the local population.
clothcapclothcap on April 26th, 2014 09:18 am (UTC)
Twitz on Saturday
-Press TV ?@PressTV
#Tunisia bans entrance of Israelis http://goo.gl/1JSm4Q

Russian spy ship near US, #Pentagon says http://goo.gl/yUbd6p

‘Energy deals key to Iran-Russia trade’ http://goo.gl/lmAS3t

Iran executes prosecutor assassins http://goo.gl/ilc07g

-Land Destroyer ?@LandDestroyer
New regime in #Kiev asks #Ukraine to donate towards ongoing Nazification http://rt.com/news/155036-ukraine-interior-ministry-donations/

-Breaking News ?@breakingnewssy
UN report on sexual violence in Syria, fractioned, depends on unilateral source http://bit.ly/1imZlOw

Two Killed in Egypt Protest Clashes http://bit.ly/1in1NEC

-Tactical Things ?@Tactical_Things
Europe spooked by Transatlantic Partnership? - NOT A GOOD IDEA? http://rt.com/op-edge/154816-europe-transatlantic-partnership/

Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House - THE WHITE HOUSE TALK , AGREE AND THEN DO THE OPPOSITE? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38340.htm#.U1tqgpECbXE.twitter

-curtis doebbler ?@cdoebbler
#US #lawyers #accuses #S&P of #manipulating #ratings at behest of #US_government.

#US involved in planning #military_coup in #Egypt by support to #military & #Tamarod in violation of #international_law.

#France_soldiers accussed of #serious #violations of #international_law in #Mali & #CAR.

#Syria government reasserts #authority over large areas of #Homs restoring #peace and #security.

-Hatuxka ?@Hatuxka
APC Detachment Seen Near Slavyansk Retreated to Kharkov Oblast… Junta Claims It Captured “Dozens” of Russian Spies http://ln.is/feedly.com/e/snG4u
[Show them...]

VIDEO - Listen Up US Intelligence Community: Ayman al-Zawahiri Arrives In #Libya http://ln.is/feedly.com/e/pqI8e

-Al Fatah original ?@Al_Fatah69
Russia questions NATO military buildup near border http://fb.me/2Sz2yKoUL

Libya rebels warn Tripoli oil ports to stay closed unless deal implemented http://fb.me/1fSJb0HyG

-Superstes ?@LuminaSpargo
#Ukraine: #Kiev's #Nazi #Putsch #Junta Killing Ukrainian Civilians To Provoke #WW3 with #Russia. #Yatseniuk, #Turchynov MUST be captured.

-Activist Post ?@ActivistPost
NY Times Publishes Fabricated Evidence to Sell WW3... http://fb.me/1nCPVYNte

Edited at 2014-04-26 09:19 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 26th, 2014 09:22 am (UTC)
BREAKING NEWS: Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Crashed in Waters, Says Vietnamese Navy
Vasudevan Sridharan
The Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aircraft with 239 people on board, which went missing over Vietnamese airspace, had crashed in waters, the Vietnamese High Command of Navy has reportedly announced.
A search and rescue mission is on and no bodies have been recovered so far.
According to the Vietnamese navy, the flight went down in the waters between Vietnam and Malaysia, nearly 153 nautical miles off Tho Chu Island in Kien Giang Province, Tuoi Tre online news outlet reports.
"The Naval Zone 5 is ready for the search and rescue mission. There were no immediate reports of casualty," said the navy.
The crash is yet to be formally confirmed by authorities.
China had already sent two rescue ships to South China Sea, however, Beijing has said there has not been any report of flight crash in its territorial waters as yet.
The airlines had earlier ruled out technical glitches or shortage of fuel in the Boeing 777, regarded as one of the safest aircraft. The MAS had said the flight had enough fuel to travel up to Beijing, its original destination, and beyond.
China had expressed concern over the missing aircraft and the Beijing Capital International Airport has formed an emergency group to deal with the situation.
"The news is very disturbing. We hope everyone on the plane is safe," Beijing's foreign minister Wang Yi told reporters.
More https://uk.news.yahoo.com/breaking-news-missing-malaysia-airlines-jet-crashed-waters-061106221.html
clothcapclothcap on April 26th, 2014 10:40 am (UTC)
ABEL DANGER : Broadcast with Field McConnell re Flight 370

This was originally broadcast live on Camelot Livestream Channel. An interview with Abel Danger: Field McConnell and David Hawkins re FLIGHT 370 AND FALSE FLAGS...
NOTE: Due to interference we were unable to maintain contact online with David Hawkins via skype and so will be doing another interview with him next week. This interview is mainly with Field McConnell.
This was a FREE EVENT but we do need and appreciate DONATIONS to keep us afloat and able to continue this work!
GO HERE TO VIEW on Livestream or view above on youtube : http://livestream.com/projectcamelotlive/
PREP / info to assist you beforehand:
Background Notes from Field McConnell :
David or I or both are articulate regarding the 5 false flags including Aurora, Cudahy, Sandy Hook, Boston and the one we BLOCKED in Atlanta Georgia set for 4 July, 2013 at the PEACH TREE ROAD RACE. [ google: peachtree + 4 july + cooked goose + atlanta burns ]
Our exposure of that event is what caused Janet Napolitano to depart DHS and caused Reuben Bradford to exit as Police Commissioner in Connecticut [ google: malloy + dmort V + hseep + crisis actors + vision box ]
Regarding videos suggest this 6 minute video is what stirred up the interest in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, and India:
This video shows me performing at an airshow what is the lowest jet to jet air refueling ever performed. Not a boasting point but rather an indication of willingness and committment. The aircraft installed at Canton TX [ vzcm.org ] is tail number 64-0965 and was in my unit from 1977-1990 and later was used by Airbus-EADS-Serco in drone to drone airrefueling. Lots of pictures by googling [ field mcconnell's jet + images ]
Website: www.abeldanger.net
If David can do one or two hours, great, but I will be there with our without David. The Truth is coming and Boeing and Malaysia will like it but Serco and ALPA may well not. Keep in mind I exposed the illegal modifications to Boeings on 10 December, 2006. To see my letter to ALPA, Northwest, FAA, FBI, NTSB etc google this combo [ 10 december 2006 + clear the skies captain mcconnell ]
ALPA has been given a 30 day notice of my INTENT TO SUE.
The usps.com tracking number is 70111570000189992185 and I request that you post that as you will find your listeners enjoy watching the 'real action' live. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of Washington DC District Court was also advised with same tracking number except last four 2185. It is my contention that ALPA perpetrated a FRAUD UPON THE COURT and that will be proven with two single sentences.
In the interest of fairness to those I accuse I have copied ALPA, FAA and NTSB as well as DHS.
Best Regards,
Field McConnell
PS Abel Danger was the 'source' of the fake names of Asiana 214
video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1JYHNX8pdo
proof here: google [ asiana 214 pilot names + abel danger + chips ]
clothcapclothcap on April 26th, 2014 11:26 am (UTC)
David Hawkins: Abel Danger II re Flt 370
now on Youtube
Kerry Cassidy
This is the 2nd half of last week's interview with the Abel Danger team. David Hawkins was dropped off the call midstream so we elected to bring him back on his own this week.
Now AVAILABLE on Youtube:

Originally broadcast live on the Camelot livestream channel:


David's bio: http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/source-hawkscafe.html
see below for more links and background...