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22 February 2015 @ 12:14 am
Ukraine (3) What is it about the US regime and gun running?  
Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce
19 February
Initially it seemed surprising that on the first day of the negotiations marathon [1 ] in Minsk a bill to “provide lethal weapons to the Government of Ukraine in order to defend itself against Russian-backed rebel separatists in eastern Ukraine” would be introduced in the US Congress [2]. However, it soon became clear that its sponsor, Sen. James Inhofe, simply harbors no illusions [3] about his Ukrainian partners’ competence or ability to comply with their obligations. He understands that Kiev will inevitably violate the cease-fire and that Washington will soon have to explain why the militias in the devastated region of what is known as the “Debaltsevo cauldron”[4]are in possession of such a vast number of captured weapons originating from NATO countries.
And there can be no doubts whatsoever that this will happen. The militia continues to provide documented evidence of Kiev’s use of NATO-standard weapons, such as Paladin M109 self-propelled howitzers, portable Javelin anti-tank weapons systems, and small arms (M16 rifles and much more).

Video taken in Gorlovka on Feb.1, 2015. Life News reports that the Christian cathedral in the centre of town was shelled by 155mm cannons of a US-made Paladin howitzer.


Video taken at Donetsk airport on Jan 18, 2015 presenting piles of NATO light weapons left by the Ukrainian soldiers.


Ukrainian TV report (Sept 2014) on Western military assistance to Ukraine. Javelin anti-tank weapons and other systems presented.


The age and condition of these weapons suggests that the West is simply selling Ukraine military equipment that was already destined for the recycling bin. For example, Britain first produced its Saxon armored personnel carriers in 1983, and they were removed from service in 2008. Now they are being shipped [5] through the port of Odessa to the company Ukroboronprom, which will adapt them to the needs of the Ukrainian army. The Ukrainian government is spending about $51,000 on each Saxon AT-105. It is worth noting that due to the all-out crisis situation there, the Ukrainians have vetoed the idea of producing their own Dozor-B armored carrier.
According to official statistics, before 2007 the German army possessed 570 M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzers. But not a single one remains. Where do you think those tanks went? The answer is simple – in December 2014, Ukrainian officials suddenly closed the airports in Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, and Kharkov because of the ostensible threat of Russian paratroopers (!), while several of NATO’s C-17B Globemaster and C-130 Hercules military transport planes landed there. Eyewitnesses in Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk saw four self-propelled Paladin howitzers (and boxes of their ammunition) being unloaded. Witnesses in Kharkov claim two Romanian LAROM MLRS and a Spanish Teruel-3 were transported there.
The incompetence of the Ukrainian army, as well as the question of provisioning them, is a very serious problem. NATO weapons systems are difficult to operate and require large quantities of the proper ammunition, which is not manufactured in Ukraine. But channels for delivering such ammunition to Ukraine have already been established. For example, in early February the cargo ship Yasar Abi [6] sailed from Burgas (Bulgaria) to the port of Oktyabrsk (the Mykolaiv region, Ukraine) carrying a load of 680 tons of NATO and old Soviet ammunition.


Polish General Bogusław Pacek is leading the group of NATO advisers in Ukraine since September 2014.


So Senator Inhofe’s bill is not about rendering military assistance to the puppet government in Kiev, but is rather a way to legitimize the shipments that are already being sent. As usual, only the most aged, decrepit weapons are ending up in the region where the anti-terror operation is underway – meaning that Ukrainian officials are re-exporting [7] everything that is worthy of resale to third countries, including Syria. No one can guarantee that the weapons that will pass to Ukraine legally will not soon be used against America’s interests in global hot spots. However, it seems that this threat is the last thing on the minds of US senators.

Source Oriental Review

Thanks http://www.voltairenet.org/article186787.html
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clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 11:23 am (UTC)
AG Eric Holder: Critics of handling of Fast & Furious gun running scandal can 'kiss my ass'
AP 7 November 2014
Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department's handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could 'kiss my ass.'
Fast and Furious was a botched effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to track firearms across the Southwest border.
Revelations about it created a political firestorm, leading to congressional investigations and turnover within the ATF and Justice Department.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2826148/Attorney-General-Eric-Holder-Critics-handling-Fast-Furious-gun-running-scandal-kiss-ass.html
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 11:55 am (UTC)
The Global Stakes of the Ukraine Crisis. The Failure of Western Civilization
[And the Greek crisis that I feel is far from settled]
By Prof. John McMurtry
February 20 Global Research
War party bigotry and hate may be enough to drive neo-Nazis leading Kiev in the Ukraine civil war. But the reverse blame of Putin and Russia by corporate media and states has a deeper interest. It propels the geostrategic economic and military war of movement through East Europe to Russia. It is the indispensible big lie to mask their set up for foreign financial predation. A big pay-off matrix looms in Ukraine for US-led arms corporations and military services, agribusiness and GMO’s, speculator funds on debts and currency, monopoly providers of privatized social services, Big Oil frackers for newly discovered rich deposits, junk food suppliers like Poroshenko in US-frankenfood alliance, and – last but not least – the IMF money party waging a war of dispossession by financial means.
The IMF enforces the global money-sequence cancer system by its defining policy commands on debt-impoverished countries to open them up to foreign feeding on their domestic markets and fire-sale enterprises, drastically reduced workers’ wages and benefits, stripped public pensions, healthcare and education, sell-off of historic infrastructures to pay ever more bank-created debts, and – in general- multiplying transnational money demand and profit invading their life functions at all levels. The IMF and Wall Street have been cumulatively hollowing out Africa, Latin America, South-East Asia, South Europe and the US itself in these ways over 35 years. Now it is the turn of the once social democratic Europe, state by state, beginning with the most indebted and helpless. Ukraine on the outskirts of Europe next to Russia is where the military option has been required to strip it and its former Slavic economic union with Russia. This historic relationship has been the last line of life defence in the way, a conservative but sharing ethos of resource-rich societies with Putin as a superior leader facing the US-EU’s many-times more powerful economic levers and lethal arms to bully him and Russia into submission.
To take the naturally rich Ukraine for transnational bank and corporate looting, the public must be sold the story of Putin as the villain. Only then can debt screws be applied and the country opened to long-term and full-spectrum financial, foreign and oligarch control beneath the people’s notice. The IMF is already in motion to ensure that the Kiev coup state provides all of this. Few observe the underlying fact that the crushing bank debt eating societies alive across the world is all debt money created by big private banks with no legal tender to back 97% of it. Ukraine is the latest nation to fall into the deadly trap without a sound. Here public money for public need is ended, although it created the US itself.
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-global-stakes-of-the-ukraine-crisis-the-failure-of-western-civilization/5432144
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 01:22 pm (UTC)
How, really, to contain and defeat perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism
By Alan Hart on February 21
Double standard as demonstrated by refusal to call and hold Israel to account for its defiance of international law
If perverted and violent Islamic fundamentalism (PVIF) in all of its manifestations is to be contained and defeated there’s one thing above all others that must happen – Western leaders, starting with President Obama, must open their minds to the fact that consequences have causes and then address the causes.
There are two main and related causes of PVIF.
(1) American-led Western foreign policy for the Arab and wider Muslim world including its double standard as demonstrated by refusal to call and hold Israel to account for its defiance of international law and rejection of the Palestinian claim for justice.
(2) The corruption, authoritarianism and repression of most if not all Arab and other Muslim regimes. In most cases they are regimes supported/endorsed by American-led Western foreign policy.
1 and 2 cause/provoke Muslim hurt, humiliation, anger and the despair of no hope. Generally speaking these feelings do not of themselves turn Muslims into killers/terrorists or even supporters of those who do the killing and/or order it. The real problem is the exploitation and manipulation of these feelings by deluded/mad preachers and other self-styled leaders who misinterpret and pervert Islam for their own purposes.
Continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/02/21/how-really-to-contain-and-defeat-perverted-and-violent-islamic-fundamentalism/
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 01:40 pm (UTC)
In the quest for more power, profit and pursuit of the NWO agenda -
In the quest for more power, profit and pursuit of the NWO agenda -
The horror that few denounce comes to light: MORE THAN 2% OF THE LIBYAN PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY THE BOMBING OF NATO.
[2% is 120-140,000]
May 15, 2012
The order of the members of the Amazonian Guard until the last breath defended the investiture of Colonel Gaddafi. After imprisoned were tortured, raped and sometimes burnt. Question for Human Rights, Is this not a war crime?
Welcome democracy!
Sirte (hometown of Colonel Khadafi) dramatically destroyed, clearly NATO and the NTC continuously targetted civilian areas.
Continues https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Felintersocial.blogspot.com.ar%2F2012%2F05%2Fel-horror-que-pocos-denunciamos-sale-la.html&edit-text=
Spanish http://elintersocial.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/el-horror-que-pocos-denunciamos-sale-la.html
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 02:17 pm (UTC)
What democracy?
In the UK it went out of the window both as a result of the 2nd WW causing bankruptcy so that Admiralty Law has ruled ever since, and because successive regimes subscribed to the League of Nations idea of a united Europe that involved ceding sovereignty to a supranational body comprised, in both the UN and EU, psychos, thieves, mass murderers, lunatic activists, the self interested, yes men and a very few that had the greater interests of the EU and the RoW at heart.
The League's proffered prima facia interest was in the avoidance of wars in which it and its successor the UN both failed and the UN continues not just to fail but to advance the interests of those behind the wars, corporations, zionists, elite and royalty and other parasites.
"One of the problems that crippled the legitimacy and worth of the League of Nations was their inability to actually use force or even soft power to induce others to do anything- and, most of the nations that ended up disrupting the world order (Germany, Russia) eventually left the league, and thus were not subject to their rules. The lack of inclusion of the US certainly did not help strengthen the group, but the group had no real coherent vision or plan.

The UN, on the other hand, was formed as a group of nations who were allies against the Axis Powers, and so had some common goals- an end to militarism, the establishment and protection of human rights, and the right of nations to govern themselves. With a creed that more than just Western Europeans could agree with, more and more countries started joining- so by the very nature of its membership, it grew stronger and more legitimate. And the countries that didn't want to "play ball" and were most likely to break apart the UN, the Soviet Union and associated Warsaw Pact countries and China, generally also played by the UN's rules in their attempts to defy them. And, best of all for the UN, no major power ever left after it joined."

By danfish_77 https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090212092034AApkePK
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 02:18 pm (UTC)
Has Democracy Gone Missing? Or Was it Ever Here?
By Lesley Docksey
Global Research, February 19
With a general election looming in the United Kingdom and Spain possibly following Greece’s revolt against austerity later this year, we need to think, not just who or what we are voting for, but why we should vote at all.
People are suffering from a deficiency which is as unbalancing as a hormone or vitamin deficiency. What we are severely lacking in is democracy. Many of those pondering on the state of politics feel unhappy and somehow depleted. They haven’t yet realised it is democracy that’s lacking because they have believed what so many politicians have told them, over and over again:
“We live in a democracy. Now exercise your democratic right and vote for us.”
But what is the point of voting if, no matter who you vote for, what you get is the same old, same old? Who do the British vote for in May, if none of the candidates can seriously offer what we want?
Members of Parliament – or some of them – are becoming worried about voter ‘apathy’. The implication is that it is our fault we are not interested in their politics. There was a debate in Westminster Hall on 5 February – on ‘voter engagement’.
These figures were quoted: 7.5 million people were not registered to vote last year. This year 8.5 million are not registered (with a projected 17 million by July, because of changes in registration rules), mostly not because they couldn’t care less but because, in the words of MP Graham Allen:
“They are not connected with our democracy at all… those people have turned away from politics not because of any recent issues, but because they do not feel that it can do anything for them or that it is relevant to them… If the current trend continues, I am afraid that our democracy itself could be threatened.”
But what is ‘our democracy’ that we have turned away from? 38 Degrees surveyed its members on what they thought was wrong with the UK political system. Over 80,000 responded and in March 2014 David Babbs presented the results to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee. Asked what would make them turn out and vote, the most popular response was having a “None of the above” box on the ballot paper. In other words they wanted to vote, they wanted their votes counted, but they also wanted to deliver a vote of no confidence in the current system.
There is a murmur that this would be discussed in Parliament – but not until 2016. Of course Westminster will argue that we can’t have such a vote because it might produce a result that was in support of no party at all; and we must have a government, even if it is one we don’t want; and let’s forget that Belgium survived for some time without a government.
The concept of ‘democracy’ has been used to curtail both our freedom and our independence of thought.
But is that concept, so blithely used by our leaders, truly what is meant by democracy? Or is it just a word where many party-politicians are concerned, not a principle by which to live. The ‘democratic right to vote’ is worthless if it doesn’t produce democracy, nor does having a vote necessarily mean you live in a democratic society.
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/has-democracy-gone-missing-or-was-it-ever-here/5432122
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 04:40 pm (UTC)
Bankster democracy aka corporatocracy or fascism
Corporatocracy: a society or system that is governed or controlled by corporations
Fascism: the tenets of a centralized totalitarian and nationalistic government that strictly controls finance, industry, and commerce, practices rigid censorship and racism, and eliminates opposition through secret police.
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With the UK bankrupt, the monied in the BoE were the biggest creditors so gained a stranglehold on the government. Since then governments have increasingly been turned to support the zionist regime in Israel, corporations and other parasites.
Control of the economy has been ceded to private interests in the BoE that are headed by Rothschild and HMQEII whose aim in this country and abroad is to incite politicians to "borrow" ever greater amounts of privately printed paper at compound interest rates that is given value by complicit politicians accepting the paper as payment of tax. To this end the Rothschilds and their partners have pursued a global octopus of family controlled central and private banks overseen by BIS.
Wars are fought and coups arranged for the benefit of the corporations and banks and for the expansion of the NWO area of influence.
They beneficiaries of coups and mass murder have never been so open in their methods as we are witnessing in the Ukraine.


Edited at 2015-02-22 04:53 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 05:20 pm (UTC)
General Clark reveals that Daesh is an Israeli project
22 February


General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO, told CNN that the Islamic Emirate ("Daesh") had been "created by our friends and allies to defeat Hezbollah."
General Clark thus clearly put into question the responsibility of Israel.
Since 2001, General Clark has been the spokesman for a group of senior officers opposed to Israeli influence on the foreign policy of the United States, its aggressive imperialist developments and the remodeling of the "Greater Middle East". He had opposed the deployment of troops in Iraq, and wars against Libya and against Syria.
Translation by Roger Lagassé
Voltaire Network http://www.voltairenet.org/article186827.html
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
Why There’s Too Much Hope Over Minsk-II
22 February by Andrew Korybko
Even if they are scrupulously respected, The Minsk 2 Agreements will not achieve peace in Ukraine. First because they were neither negotiated nor signed by Novorossiens (the "pro-Russian separatists"), but only by their Russian protector. Then, because it would be contrary to the interests of the leaders of the East of the European Union. They have made their Russophobia single political line for the benefit only of the United States.
Article http://www.voltairenet.org/article186829.html
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
No New Authorization for the Use of Military Force
The U.S. Congress is considering another "Authorization for the Use of Military Force" -- a broad approval for more war.
This is the last thing we need. These wars are not making us safer but generating enemies. They are not surgical operations, but mass killings, as well as assaults on the natural environment and the public budget -- not to mention excuses for curtailing civil liberties.
Please sign this statement [at the URL below] for delivery to the media and Congress:
We oppose any new authorization for the use of military force and call for the immediate repeal of the authorizations passed by Congress in 2001 and 2002.
By taking action you agree that you may be contacted by one or more of the participating organizations. This petition is a joint project of: Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Iraq Veterans Against the War, KnowDrones.com, Military Families Speak Out, Peace Action, Peace Action Montgomery, RootsAction.org, United National Antiwar Coalition, Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones, U.S. Labor Against the War, World Beyond War.
http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10938
14,684 sigs so far
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Information Clearing House 21 Feb (1)
Failing Tonkin Gulf Test on Ukraine
By Robert Parry
Washington fumes only about “Russian aggression” — much as a half century ago, the Tonkin Gulf talk was all about “North Vietnamese aggression.” Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41072.htm

West Guilty Of Ukraine War Crimes
By Finian Cunningham
Where are the Western warnings of sanctions against the Kiev killers? There are none because the West is fully complicit in war crimes. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41066.htm

Evil Assad, Evil Gaddafi, Now Evil Putin:How the West Sells War (and Makes a Killing)
By Ghada Chehade
it is important to look at the economic actors/interests that benefit from conflict and regime change in the Ukraine. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41074.htm

US “Easing Into” War with Syria Using ISIS Boogeyman
By Tony Cartalucci
As early as June of last year, it was reported that ISIS would be used as a means to incrementally draw in US forces in preparation for a direct military intervention aimed at Damascus itself. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41070.htm

How To Defeat Perverted And Violent Islamic Fundamentalism
By Alan Hart
Western leaders, starting with President Barack Obama, must open their minds to the fact that consequences have causes. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41067.htm


Syriza Capitulates To The EU
By Robert Stevens
Broad sections of the Greek working class will see the agreement for what it is: a cynical and cowardly act of political treachery. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41071.htm

Greece: The Way Forward
By James K. Galbraith
So far, the Greek achievement consists of stating raw truths in rooms full of self-serving illusions. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41069.htm

How The CIA Gets Away With It: Our Democracy Is Their Real Enemy
By Scott Horton
The inside, untold story of CIA's efforts to mislead Congress -- and the people -- about torture will horrify you. Continue http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41073.htm

Syrian army and allies killed 48 in Aleppo offensive: A pro-rebel monitoring group said on Saturday Syrian government forces and allied militants killed 48 fighters and family members during last week's offensive against opposition-held areas in Aleppo province, but the army denied it.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/02/21/mideast-crisis-aleppo-idINKBN0LP0HF20150221

6 killed in fresh mortar attack in Syria's Aleppo: At least six people were killed and 10 others wounded on Saturday by a fresh mortar attack against government-controlled districts of the country's northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported.
http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0222/c90777-8852713.html

Blast kills 4 in Assad hometown: activists: A powerful blast killed four people Saturday in Qardaha, the hometown of the Assad family, an activist group said, adding that the origin of the explosion was unknown.
http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Feb-21/288272-blast-kills-4-in-assad-hometown-activists.ashx

Turkey moves military into Syria: Turkey may be in the process of moving military vehicles into Syria in an attempt to guard the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, a sovereign Turkish exclave located in the Syrian state of Aleppo.
http://www.eturbonews.com/55788/turkey-moves-military-syria

ISIS claims to seize weapons cache in Iraq: An online video purported to show Islamic extremists seizing armored vehicles and dozens of weapons from Iraq's military north of Baghdad.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-claims-weapons-cache-iraq/
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
Information Clearing House 21 Feb (2)
Russia confirms delivering Iraq with surface-to-air missile system: The value of the contract between the Russian company and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense reached $ 4 billion, under which Iraq gets 48 missile systems.
http://english.shafaaq.com/index.php/politics/13366-russia-confirms-delivering-iraq-with-surface-to-air-missile-system

Exclusive: Pentagon Doubts Its Own ISIS War Plan: Less than 24 hours after U.S. military officials publicly detailed their plans for a spring offensive on ISIS-held Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, many within the Pentagon privately questioned whether that timetable was plausible. They said that they were dubious that their partners in the Iraqi military—would be capable of conducting such a campaign
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/20/pentagon-doubts-its-own-isis-war-plan.html

US kills three in southern Yemen: Witnesses: A US drone struck a vehicle in the city of al-Houta in the southern province of Shabwah, killing the car's three passengers, allegedly militants, eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency.
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/witnesses-3-killed-us-drone-strike-southern-yemen-2123939448

Yemen crisis: Former president Hadi flees capital: Yemen's ex-president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has fled the capital, Sanaa, weeks after he was put under house arrest by Houthi rebels who forced him to resign. After arriving in the southern city of Aden, he denounced all actions taken by the Houthis since they assumed power as "null and illegitimate".
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31564933

Exclusive: UNIFIL suspects Israel deliberately killed peacekeeper: The deadly incident has left some UNIFIL officers convinced that Israel deliberately targeted one of their positions to “punish” the peacekeepers for not taking greater action against Hezbollah’s activities in the southern border district.
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Feb-19/287981-unifil-suspects-israel-deliberately-killed-peacekeeper.ashx

Netanyahu’s New Campaign Ad: If Israel Listened To The United States, It Wouldn’t Exist: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned his row with the White House into part of his campaign, releasing a new video Saturday night which argued that if Israel’s first prime minister had listened to the United States, the State of Israel might not exist.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/netanyahus-new-campaign-ad-if-israel-listened-to-the-united#.ksYAY6rdJ

CIA’s Nuclear-Bomb Sting Said to Spur Review in Iran Arms Case: Details of a 15-year-old Central Intelligence Agency sting emerging from a court case in the U.S. may prompt United Nations monitors to reassess some evidence related to Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons work, two western diplomats said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-20/cia-s-nuclear-bomb-sting-said-to-spur-review-in-iran-arms-case

How US diplomatic strategy gave Netanyahu leverage: Analysis - The background to the leak of the US negotiation stance on Iran shows how Obama has made himself dependent on Israeli approval of a deal
http://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/node/33290

Boko Haram, Niger fighting over Lake Chad island kills 23: At least 23 people were killed in fighting between Boko Haram militants and the Niger army over the island of Karamga, on the Niger side of Lake Chad, a Niger army report showed on Saturday.
http://af.reuters.com/article/nigeriaNews/idAFL5N0VV0IJ20150221?feedType=RSS&feedName=nigeriaNews

Nigerian army retakes Baga town from Boko Haram: It also claimed in a separate statement that it had killed many Boko Haram militants, though this has not been independently verified.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31568055

Jihadists in Libya 'direct threat' to Europe: French PM: "I would like to cite the question of Libya and the direct threat to our security of the creation -- under our eyes and not far from our borders -- of a new haven for the jihadi terrorist," Valls told a gathering of social democrats, according to a transcript of his speech.
http://news.yahoo.com/jihadists-libya-direct-threat-europe-french-pm-114029831.html
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Information Clearing House 21 Feb (3)
Gunmen seize 89 boys from South Sudan camp: Unicef says the unidentified gunmen went from house to house and seized boys over the age of 12. Last week, Human Rights Watch accused both sides of using child soldiers, a charge denied by the government.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31567130

20 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Afghan Troops Operations: Twenty Taliban insurgents were killed and two others injured during a series of coordinated operations over the past 24 hours carried out by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Saturday.
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/18303-20-taliban-insurgents-killed-in-afghan-troops-operations

Pentagon chief: US considering slowing exit from Afghanistan: The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cc6427f569024d4a9f49707f5365bcec/pentagon-chief-us-considering-slowing-exit-afghanistan

Employees raid Afghan bank and flee with cash: Official says workers at branch of central bank in southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as $1.4m.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/employees-raid-afghan-bank-flee-cash-150221104520268.html

Ukraine, Rebels Exchange Prisoners As Fighting Continues: Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/21/ukraines-president-free_n_6726116.html

Ukraine must pay for Russian gas sent to rebel areas: Medvedev: Ukraine must pay for Russian gas being supplied to rebel areas in the country's war-torn east, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday, raising the possibility of another gas dispute in the midst of winter.
http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-must-pay-russian-gas-sent-rebel-areas-173837735.html

Greek debt deal: PM Alexis Tsipras warns of 'difficulties': Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has warned of "real difficulties" ahead, as his government faces a Monday deadline to submit a list of reforms to lenders.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31564846

European Lawmakers Demand Answers on Phone Key Theft: European officials are demanding answers and investigations into a joint U.S. and U.K. hack of the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile SIM cards, following a report published by The Intercept Thursday.
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/20/gemalto-heist-shocks-europe/

Ecuador Cuts Wages of Top Officials to Fund Maternity Doctors: The country’s President said will slash high level public servant wages – including his own – to fund 2,000 medical specialists
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ecuador-Cuts-Wages-of-Top-Officials-to-Fund-Maternity-Doctors--20150221-0016.html

Why Does Latin America Reject US Belligerence toward Venezuela?: Latin American governments have been very united in rejecting the USA’s efforts to have the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela overthrown – and they’ve also rejected the U.S. government’s take on the human rights situation there.
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Why-Does-Latin-America-Reject-US-Belligerence-toward-Venezuela-20150220-0021.html

Judge orders Obama administration to stop detention of women and children at borders: The ruling Friday, by Judge James E. Boasberg of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, invalidates a central piece of the administration’s strategy to curb illegal immigration across the Southwest border.
http://tinyurl.com/kanms78

Hundreds Mark 50 Years Since Malcolm X's Assassination: Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hundreds-mark-50th-year-malcolm-xs-assassination-29122356
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Tweetz 21 Feb
Comrade Misanthrope ‏@Antiwar2
Better get back to work before some libertarian taste maker condemns me for suggesting Senator Paul get his rocks off dressing like Satan.
Kevin Gosztola ‏@kgosztola
Virginia woman dies in custody after being tasered, placed in restraints & anti-spit hood http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2015/02/20/virginia-woman-dies-in-custody-after-being-tasered-in-restraints-and-anti-spit-hood/
The Bureau ‏@TBIJ Feb 19
Lawyer of Gitmo detainee confirms to @TBIJ that €100k damages owed by Poland will be donated to torture victims http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/02/17/pol

‏@HarryFerro
Egypt is calling the West’s bluff over its phony war on ISIS @scoopit http://sco.lt/8Xy4lV
The U.S. Empire and ISIS: A Tale of Two Death Cults | Black Agenda Report @scoopit http://sco.lt/6VwB0r
On State and Non-State Violence in the United States and the Middle East : Information Clearing H... | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7ylodV
Will 'Mistress Europe' Show the American the Door? By Finian Cunningham @scoopit http://sco.lt/7isHLt
[A big pay-off matrix looms in Ukraine for US-led arms corporations and military services, agribusiness and GMO’s, speculator funds on debts and currency, monopoly providers of privatized social services, Big Oil frackers for newly discovered rich deposits, junk food suppliers like Poroshenko in US-frankenfood alliance, and – last but not least – the IMF money party waging a war of dispossession by financial means.]
Russian Envoy Says Obama’s Extremism Summit a “Mess” @scoopit http://sco.lt/8o4oOf
Fort Russ: Former prime minister of Ukraine wants to create "the government in exile" @scoopit http://sco.lt/5KLfXd
Fort Russ: Dailykos's Cover-Up of Obama’s Ukrainian Atrocities @scoopit http://sco.lt/57iWFl
Fort Russ: "Parade" of Debaltsevo trophies (video) | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8ZJfdJ
Fort Russ: A year since the coup: Yanukovich interviewed by Russia 1 (Video) | @scoopit http://sco.lt/63L5er
Fort Russ: Novorossia army got a quarter of all heavy equipment and ammo of the Ukrainian army, left... | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6uzHF3


RT America
US wants to slow down Afghanistan troop withdrawal http://on.rt.com/0pj9kj
Biggest US refinery joins nationwide strike stretching into 4th week (PHOTOS) http://on.rt.com/fzlnd4

RT
‘Greece has turned the page’: @yanisvaroufakis marks ‘the end of austerity’ http://on.rt.com/kf879b
What is the actual aim of NATO increasing its military capabilities? Op-Edge by @Amb_Yakovenko http://on.rt.com/4rri4j
OSCE mission gets access to Debaltsevo in E. #Ukraine, Kiev and militia swap prisoners http://on.rt.com/ukul4v
BREAKING: Ferry carrying 100s of passengers capsizes in #Bangladesh http://on.rt.com/anmn74
MORE: Ferry capsizes on #Padma river near Dhaka, capital of #Bangladesh http://on.rt.com/anmn74 [Map]
UPDATE: 1 child dead, 30 missing after ferry sinks in #Bangladesh - reports http://on.rt.com/anmn74

A.Smith ‏@360CNN
“We must use Terror, Assassinations, Intimidation, Land Thefts to rid the Arab population.” David Ben-Gurion the “Father of #Zionist nation”
David Ben-Gurion the “Father of #Zionist nation”, a evil #ZioNazi who openly demanded Terrorism,Assassination,Genocide of Arabic Race
[Semite Arabs that is. Anti semitism at its strongest]
Jew known as ISIS Leader al Baghdadi was known as Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Al Badry while in US Custody in Iraqi Prison http://rt.com/news/233583-isis-leader-baghdadi-files/
Iraq officially thanks Iran for its anti-ISIS Assistance exposing the LIES,False Reports of Israel,Obama @WhiteHouse http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/02/22/398637/Iraq-thanks-Iran-for-anti-ISIL-assistance
ISIS leader held for 4yrs by Obama in USA Iraqi Camps, recruited as Mossad,CIA asset against Hezbollah for Israel http://rt.com/news/233583-isis-leader-baghdadi-files/
ISIS Laundering Money thru Black Markets use Jewish Mafia in Tel Aviv ISIS moving human organs would use the Jewish Mafia SEE THE PATTERN
If Bush-Cheney and now Obama-Biden weren't occupying Afghanistan, 95% of the Worlds entire Heroin Supply would be ERADICATED.
clothcapclothcap on February 22nd, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
Tweetz 21 Feb
Gray Cardinal retweeted
rui borges ‏@homo_viator Feb 17
Muted Media Reaction to #Kiev's Fake #Russia'n Invasion Photos Speaks Volumes - @DanielleRyanJ http://dlvr.it/8bXVs9

Gabrielle Tree, PhD retweeted
New Eastern Outlook
When a "useful idiot" is no longer useful... http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/19/washington-turns-its-back-on-poroshenko/

Hatuxka
.@HISTORY Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Barrett Travis: professional Indian killers, slave traders, and mercenaries will be memorialized
@MarkSleboda1 Feb 20
The partisan war in #Kharkov #Ukraine is growing too big for Western MSM to keep ignoring http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/20/the-ukrainian-separatists-next-target-kharkiv-ukraine-donbass-russia-war/
@EnaLolena
prime example of your typical Al Qaeda loving #Syria opposition activist & "journalist" https://twitter.com/AlexanderPageSY/status/568695405267046401 https://twitter.com/AlexanderPageSY/status/568692893784915968
@NOWARFORISRAEL
@KateNBCLA @NBCLA No @NBCNews mention of Hollywood producer nuke trigger smuggling http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=JFSqdxpkr_k
‏@EnaLolena
Eng subs Ukraine troops sent to #Debaltseve against their wishes,then dumped by their commanders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQNg6PX2JnM
Al Jazeera Reporter Fahmy (now out on bail) about Qatar's (Muslim Brotherhood-favoring) Media War on #Egypt http://news360.com/article/279678986

RT UK
3 British teen ‘jihadi brides’ already crossed into Syria – report

@108Morris108
USA is Designed to be a Failed State - Morris: http://youtu.be/sgzr_r_Tj5w?a

Ivan Watson retweeted
@SaadAbedine
#Turkey military enters #Syria to evacuate 40 soldiers guarding Suleyman Shah tomb near #Aleppo, 1 Turkish soldier was accidentally killed nyti.ms/1Gg8pTH
Public Diplomacy, TR ‏@TROfficeofPD 13h13 hours ago
#Breaking: Site of Suleyman Shah tomb reportedly rendered "unusable" to keep it from possible #ISIS capture in #Syria
#PMDavutoglu:#Breaking: 572 personnel&100 military vehicles took part in the evacuation operation in #Syria, 1 soldier killed by accident"
Quartz ‏@qz 1d1 day ago
The Ukrainian city that’s become a haven for Jews fleeing another European war http://qz.com/347948

Karol en Red retweeted
‏@Rafiq_al_Taneen
#Aleppo Map Update: #Syria'n Arab Army Air Force (#SyAAF) resumes strikes against takfiri rats http://on.fb.me/1Gge1gXhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-bFDaaIIAAiqYG.jpg
@Rafiq_al_Taneen
@Karol_en_Red - Erdogan's régime has been sending in the neo-Ottoman army directly to attack Syrian positions in Aleppo Governorate.
‏@Alamet0
Evacuating Suleymanshah is major development, cause Tomb grounds are Tr territory by mutual agreement.Means Turkey just ceded ground to ISIS