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15 March 2015 @ 01:36 pm
The contemptible governance we allow  
Are you happy that your preselected regime (in Parliament and in the Brussels Strasbourg pork sties) is supporting fascists in making ongoing war on their fellow Ukranians? Supports and participates in NATOCIA's wars of aggression? Supports NATOCIA's terrorists and insurgents? Is readying nuke missiles for action? Is allowing US cruise nukes in Europe? Eric Draitser's bald statement of facts below can never be seen in the western media because the zionist run Cameron regime wants you ignorant of their pure evil.

NEO: EU Association Agreements: NATO Expansion By Other Means
12.03.2015 By Eric Draitser
The tragedy that has unfolded in Ukraine over the last fifteen months was entirely avoidable. There was no political, economic, or socio-cultural necessity for it; Ukraine was entirely capable of mutually beneficial relations both with Russia and the West. However, it was the EU Association Agreement, and the subsequent toppling of the democratically elected government of Viktor Yanukovych by an unholy trinity of oligarchs, fascists, and Euro-liberals, which precipitated the conflict raging today. However, the critical point is not merely what happened, but why it happened. Specifically, what were the policies and initiatives that created the conditions for the war?
While many, especially in the US and EU, are quick to unsheathe the eternal “Russian aggression” sword, the reality is that Russia made no provocative moves in Ukraine until long after the EU (and by extension the US and NATO) did. That is to say, Russia’s policies vis-à-vis Ukraine are a product of, not a catalyst for, the continuing conflict.
Rather, it was the EU Association Agreement, a fait accompli for Yanukovych, which forced Ukraine into a Hobson’s choice – either become a vassal of Europe and spurn Russia, or accept Russian partnership and risk destroying your own government. Yanukovych chose the latter, and today he has become a historical footnote.
But of course, the story does not begin and end with Ukraine. Rather, the narrative must reflect a broader regional context within which Ukraine was and is merely one part. Included in the geopolitical agenda of Western strategic planners (read imperialists) are both Georgia and Moldova, both of which are integral to the broader Western outlook in the post-Soviet space. In all three countries, the Trojan horse of EU Association Agreements has served as the pretext for NATO expansion.
The NATO Backdoor
According to European mainstream analysis, the Association Agreement was merely a benign partnership arrangement that would have promoted closer economic cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. However, keen political observers (including this author) warned at the time that the agreement was merely a pretext for NATO expansion.
Although the text of the agreement was carefully written to omit any explicit mention of NATO, the implicit meaning is no less discernible. As the language of the draft of the original Agreement stated, “The Parties shall explore the potential of military and technological cooperation. Ukraine and the European Defence Agency (EDA) will establish close contacts to discuss military capability improvement, including technological issues.” While the language may not seem terribly belligerent, embedded within the text is the tacit admission that the Association Agreement was by no means an economic arrangement, but rather a cynically constructed alliance designed to transform Ukraine from a neutral party, into a forward arm of Europe and NATO.
Indeed, many have since come to same conclusion. As world renowned professor and international relations theorist John J. Mearsheimer wrote in the influential publication Foreign Affairs:
The United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis [in Ukraine]. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West. At the same time, the EU’s expansion eastward and the West’s backing of the pro-democracy movement in Ukraine – beginning with the Orange Revolution in 2004 – were critical elements, too. Since the mid-1990s, Russian leaders have adamantly opposed NATO enlargement, and in recent years, they have made it clear that they would not stand by while their strategically important neighbor turned into a Western bastion. For [Russian President] Putin, the illegal overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically elected and pro-Russian president – which he rightly labeled a “coup” – was the final straw.
Mearsheimer correctly identifies “NATO enlargement” and “EU’s expansion eastward” as the crux of the conflict, the central plank of a geopolitical gambit by the US and EU to pry Ukraine out of the Russian sphere of influence, and into the West’s. Seen in this way, the Association Agreement has actually quite little to do with economic cooperation, and much more to do with leverage and military/strategic calculation.
But there are those who still doubt these obvious intentions, and instead condescendingly characterize them as merely Kremlin paranoia and propaganda. Noted political analyst, Putin critic, and Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute Andrei Piontkovsky told the BBC, “Putin sincerely believes that ‘Orange Revolutions’ in Ukraine were instigated by the US State Department and that Kiev’s Association Agreement with the European Union is an EU conspiracy to take dominance of Ukraine.” Such dismissive attitudes highlight the inability of Western mainstream analysis to grasp the geopolitical reality of the conflict in Ukraine, instead painting it as Russian xenophobia and irrationality.
However, what Piontkovsky and his ilk prefer not to discuss is the incontrovertible reality that NATO forces, especially but not exclusively US military, are on the ground in Ukraine and are already executing the imperative that mainstream analysts like Piontkovksy steadfastly deny.
In March 2015, the US Government announced that US troops would be conducting joint military exercises with Ukrainian military forces in the Lviv region. This of course came as no surprise to those who have been following the continued military penetration of Ukraine by US military forces, to say nothing of US weapons and financial assistance. In August 2014, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby noted that at least $19 million would be provided for training of Ukrainian national guard forces, many of whom hail from the ranks of Right Sector and other fascist groups.
Piontkovsky and others might downplay these developments as merely responses to “Russian aggression,” but such conclusions simply ignore the body of evidence. Perhaps they should examine the deployment of the US-led Rapid Trident military exercises in Ukraine – a series of international military exercises designed to improve the “interoperability” of US-NATO forces with non-NATO states such as Ukraine, among other things. Of course, the 2014 Rapid Trident might be mischaracterized as a reaction to Russia’s moves, but what about 2013? How about 2012? Rather than distorting the reality of US-NATO aggression, perhaps such analysts should begin to question their own assumptions. Or, perhaps their faulty analysis should simply be disregarded as little more than Western comprador propaganda.
Essentially, the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine was a combination of economic and military coercion designed to move the frontline of the West’s long-term war on Russia right to Russia’s border. However, it was certainly not the only one of its kind.
Georgia and Moldova: NATO’s Other Fronts
One can’t really blame the US-EU-NATO for thinking that they could achieve their military and strategic objectives in Ukraine, for they had successfully done the same thing in both Georgia and Moldova. Even before the far-reaching EU Association Agreements were signed in 2014, both these former Soviet republics had been transformed into NATO “allies” or “partners,” in effect de facto NATO members, though not described as such.
Georgia has had close ties to NATO since its independence and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. However, by 2003 Georgia had moved much beyond simply being a member of the absurdly named “Partnership for Peace” which is really the NATO initiative to establish political and military control over the former Soviet republics. In 2011, Georgia was officially described in NATO documents as an “aspirant” country.
Such aspirant status of course means close military cooperation as evidenced by the countless military training exercises, leadership training centers, and more. However, now that the Association Agreements are in place, there is a noticeable quickening of the integration process. As NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershboow stated, the training center:
will demonstrate NATO’s commitment to deepen the partnership with Georgia and a confirmation of the high level of the Georgian armed forces… [Georgian forces] have shown their high level in joint operations, including Afghanistan… By opening the joint center, we would like to move our relationship with Georgia to a new level… [a]ll the tools are in place to help Georgia to move forward with its NATO aspirations.
NATO officials are certainly making no secret about their intentions vis-à-vis Georgia. In March 2015, NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and Chief of the US European Command Philip Breedlove described the training, advising, and equipping of Georgian military forces as “essential.” He added that “In addition to [all three countries] conducting expeditionary operations and while having differing objectives regarding the scope of their integration with NATO, [Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine] strive to develop military forces meeting NATO standards and interoperability requirements.” A more clear description of the integration agenda could not be written.
Well perhaps that may not be true, as Moldova is now completely and unabashedly part of the NATO sphere of influence, with its ruling parties since 2009 having been the Alliance for European Integration, followed by the Pro-European Coalition. Moldova’s deep ties to NATO, including military cooperation and the usual raft of other euphemisms, certainly cause worry for Russia and those around the world interested in balance of power and multi-polarity.
And so, the potential for military conflict continues to rise as Georgia and Moldova move ever closer to NATO, while the ethnic Russian populations of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Transnistria become further isolated. Naturally, in light of the attacks on Russian speakers in Ukraine, many in these regions have cause for concern. Not only are the governments of the respective countries hostile to these populations, they have made no attempt to resolve any of the outstanding issues. Given Russia’s increasing assertiveness in defense of ethnic Russians throughout the former Soviet space, it is clear that the governments of these countries, and their patrons in Washington and Brussels, are playing with fire.
No sane and rational political observer could possibly think antagonizing Russia is good for anyone, either in the West or Russia. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that sanity and rationality have taken a back seat to imperial hubris and a foolish chest-thumping and saber-rattling mentality from US-EU-NATO. Hopefully for the world, NATO has learned from its humiliation in Ukraine. Sadly, it doesn’t yet seem that it has.
First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/03/12/eu-association-agreements-nato-expansion-by-other-means/
Eric Draitser is an independent geopolitical analyst based in New York City, he is the founder of StopImperialism.org and OP-ed columnist for RT, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

NASTO - N. American state terrorism org. AKA NATO should have been deeply interred when its function as a defensive force was no longer required. Instead it was morphed into an aggressive force at the service of Khazar zionist Black Nobility and its bank families, corporations, the wealthy and royalty, paid for with illegal use of tax funds (as with the zionist corrupted UN). A force for the destruction of countries that can be plundered and for the elimination of resistance to the NWO, christians, muslims and orthodox jews. The CoE (paedophiles'r'us) has been compromised in the same way as the Bilderberg run BBC (paedophiles'r'us), the people's enemy UK regime (paedophiles'r'us)  and the zionist corrupted freemason org that pretends to help orphans whilst using them for their abominable practices.
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
Nato War Propaganda: A Danger to World Peace
The reaction of the media in the Nato countries to the murder of Boris Nemtsov reveals the next phase of the war against Russia. Defeated at Debaltsevo, defied by Russia, lectured by China, the Nato warlords need something immediate and dramatic to guide the imaginations of their peoples towards war. The constant propaganda offensive aimed at Russia is accelerating and is increasingly designed to identify Russia and its people not with the Russian government, but with a single man and, with the murder of Nemtsov, that man is now labelled assassin.
Across the broad spectrum of the “western” media in the past days there has appeared one story after another designed to make the average citizen believe that President Putin was personally involved in the killing. The facts of the case do not matter. The Nato governments deny any involvement in a provocation but their immediate denunciations, the morning following the murder, of Russian democracy, of Russian government, and of President Putin, convict them all on the charge of exploiting the murder as surely as if the assassins’ bullets were theirs.
Continues http://journal-neo.org/2015/03/13/nato-war-propaganda-a-danger-to-world-peace/
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
America Finances ISIS Terrorists:
US and Israeli Military Advisors Arrested In Iraq, Employed by ISIS
By Alec Cope
Global Research, March 14, 2015
Tasnim News
Reports of the arrest of American military advisors assisting ISIS militants in Iraq constitutes evidence of cooperation between the US and the ISIS terrorist group in the Arab country, an Iranian lawmaker said.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency on Sunday, Mohammad Saleh Jokar said the US and the coalition it leads are not after tackling the ISIS, but pursue other objectives.
On Saturday, Iraqi sources reported that the Arab country’s counter-terrorism forces in an operation in an outlying area in the province of Nineveh have arrested four foreign advisors -three of them from the US and Israel- who were employed as military advisors to the ISIS fighters.
Details http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-finances-isis-us-and-israeli-military-advisors-arrested-in-iraq-for-aiding-isis-fighters/5436525
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)
Anatomy of ISIS and Possible Scenarios of its Evolution
13.03.2015 Author: Stanislav Ivanov
Interesting piece, prone to over exaggeration though imo. Doesn't mention Saudi wahhabism.
The Indy (now in line with controlled MSM demonizing Putin) carried a piece on wahhabism -
King Abdullah's Saudi regime spends billions of pounds each year promoting Wahhabism, one of fundamentalist Islam's most extreme movements. Much of it funds children's education in British faith schools and mosques. Should we be worried? Paul Vallely investigates
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabism
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
Russia and China mock divide and rule
Jan 3, 2015 By PEPE ESCOBAR
The Roman Empire did it. The British Empire copied it in style. The Empire of Chaos has always done it. They all do it. Divide et impera. Divide and rule – or divide and conquer. It’s nasty, brutish and effective. Not forever though, like diamonds, because empires do crumble.
A room with a view to the Pantheon may be a celebration of Venus – but also a glimpse on the works of Mars. I had been in Rome essentially for a symposium – Global WARning – organized by a very committed, talented group led by a former member of European Parliament, Giulietto Chiesa. Three days later, as the run on the rouble was unleashed, Chiesa was arrested and expelled from Estonia as persona non grata, yet another graphic illustration of the anti-Russia hysteria gripping the Baltic nations and the Orwellian grip NATO has on Europe’s weak links. [1] Dissent is simply not allowed.
At the symposium, held in a divinely frescoed former 15th century Dominican refectory now part of the Italian parliament’s library, Sergey Glazyev, on the phone from Moscow, gave a stark reading of Cold War 2.0. There’s no real “government” in Kiev; the US ambassador is in charge. An anti-Russia doctrine has been hatched in Washington to foment war in Europe – and European politicians are its collaborators. Washington wants a war in Europe because it is losing the competition with China.
Glazyev addressed the sanctions dementia: Russia is trying simultaneously to reorganize the politics of the International Monetary Fund, fight capital flight and minimize the effect of banks closing credit lines for many businessmen. Yet the end result of sanctions, he says, is that Europe will be the ultimate losers economically; bureaucracy in Europe has lost economic focus as American geopoliticians have taken over.
Continues http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/03/391370/Russia-and-China-mock-divide-and-rule
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
British political system and scandals
Mar 15, 2015 By Jane Calvary, Investigative Journalist
[...] Two former British Government Secretaries who were acting as frontbenchers of the Labor and Tory parties are filmed offering their influence and position to benefit a private Hong Kong-based communication agency.
In a sting operation by the Daily Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw clearly express their readiness to use their influence in favor of a bogus foreign company in return for thousands of pounds. Mr. Rifkind has been the Conservative chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. He has served for more than a decade in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Mr. Straw has been a Labor frontbencher of the British Labor party who has also held high ranking positions such as Justice Secretary, Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and the Leader of the House of Commons.
In one piece of footage that is readily available on YouTube, Straw admits that he has used his influence to change EU rules on behalf of a commercial firm that paid him £60,000 a year. Mr. Straw also admits that he has used what he calls “charm and menace” to even persuade the former Ukrainian president to change the law in favor of the same company. Finally while describing his operation as “under the radar” straw offers a day of his work for a fee of £5,000 a day adding that he would “almost certainly take” an executive position with the firm.
In other footage, the Tory grandee Malcolm Rifkind states: “I am self-employed. So nobody pays me a salary, I have to earn my income, but when I am not doing something I can do what I like.” He claims that he could arrange what he calls “useful access” to every British ambassador in the world setting a £5,000 to £8,000 for half a day’s work.
Upon release of the clips, both heavyweight politicians defended their acts denying any wrongdoing. Both Labor and Tory parties suspended them as a clear sign that such event could not have come at a worse time. According to the latest news, the new cash for access scandal has soared negative social sentiments for the Labor and Tory party leaders. According to a social media monitoring firm, Talkwalker, the negative sentiments towards Cameron on social media has had risen by 25% to 65%. The positive views towards Cameron have also dropped from 9% to 7%. The situation for Miliband is even worse. Negative sentiments towards Miliband have risen from 34% to 78% while positive opinions have dropped from 15% to 1%.
Despite hue and cries in the British media, the ordinary citizens are not so surprised. The new scandal sounds familiar, and this is just one of several money-related scandals in the heart of the British parliament.
In 2010, the same undercover investigation led to an enormous embarrassment for the British establishment. The sting operation by Channel 4’s Dispatches revealed that many British MPs and Lords were ready to lobby in favor of private firms in exchange for large sums of money.
Full http://presstv.com/Detail/2015/03/15/401920/British-political-system-and-scandals
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
The Price We Pay: “Dirty Banking” and the Dark History of Offshore Havens and Corporate Tax Avoi
By Global Research News March 14, 2015
Documentary by Harold Crooks, 2014, Canada, 98′
PRODUCED by Nathalie Barton, InformAction Films http://www.thepricewepay.ca/
The Price We Pay is inspired by Brigitte Alepin’s book La Crise fiscale qui vient. Director Harold Crooks (who co-directed Surviving Progress with Mathieu Roy) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary documentary about the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens.
Tax havens, originally created by London bankers in the 50s, today put over half the world’s stock of money beyond reach of public treasuries.
Nation states are being reshaped by this offshoring of the world’s wealth. Tax avoidance by big corporations and the wealthy – citizens of nowhere for tax purposes – is paving the way to historic levels of inequality and placing the tax burden on the middle class and the poor. Crusading journalists, tax justice campaigners and former finance and technology industry insiders speak frankly about the accelerating trends that are carrying the Western world to an unsustainable future.
The Price We Pay: Official Trailer

Source http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-price-we-pay-dirty-banking-and-the-dark-history-of-offshore-havens-and-corporate-tax-avoidance/5436510
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 08:41 pm (UTC)
Karol Bolivariana
Gleb Bazov
MARIUPOL—Fighting continues in Granitnoye and Shirokino between NAF and Ukraine. UA employing mortars & tanks. NAF holding positions.

German Journalist Presents Documentary On May 2 Odessa Massacre / Sputnik International http://zite.to/1G4CtkR
Losses of foreign legions and NATO mercenaries in Donbass » 449 US mercenaries dead (greystone, blackwater) http://en.voicesevas.ru/news/3613-losses-of-foreign-legions-and-nato-mercenaries-in-donbass.html
Losses of foreign legions and NATO mercenaries in Donbass 25% of 2200 k'd were NATO/foreign http://en.voicesevas.ru/news/3613-losses-of-foreign-legions-and-nato-mercenaries-in-donbass.html
Israel: Lieberman’s Racist Statements and the Possible Election Results http://journal-neo.org/2015/03/14/rus-izrail-i-a-liberman/

Ukraine has lethal aid deals with 11 EU countries – Poroshenko http://on.rt.com/p0gw3m
[11 NATO countries, not a single blush at the illegality.]
California drought: Driest January in 120 yrs, water supplies running out http://on.rt.com/tce8q9
[Artificial drought caused by US using weather control to drop rain destined for CA further to the north and east.]
Iraqi Kurds: ‘Desperate’ ISIS using suicide bombers laden with chemical weapons http://on.rt.com/lk9xia
'They want to topple me': Netanyahu accuses Scandinavia of meddling in Israeli elections http://on.rt.com/94mkmc
[So confirming all the media diagnoses.]
Future source of national pride: Egypt to build new capital ‘from scratch’ in 7 yrs http://on.rt.com/l750oy
Sea lion pups wash ashore in record numbers, global warming blamed http://on.rt.com/8shap3

Yves Smith
US threatens to cut Russia off from SWIFT; SWIFT puts Russia on the board. Major diss for an overweening USG. http://bit.ly/1BFvzD2

Ashley VivaSAA Syria
What's going on in Russia? "Kremlin prepares media for major announcement", "Mysterious white trucks in Moscow square" "Putin missing"

Press TV
Foreign genes found in human genome http://ptv.io/1pbj
[Being called a mushroom takes on a whole new meaning.]

A. Smith
John Churchilly
USA Best Congress Money Can Buy http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41233.htm
[UK a whole lot cheaper.]

Ivan Watson
Adam B. Kushner
This is why it's impossible for the Kremlin to lie about Putin's weird disappearance. By @juliaioffe http://wpo.st/Xbs80

C.J. Chivers
Kenneth Roth
Recruiting for ISIS on Web? No problem. Insulting Turkey's Pres Erdogan? Call in the censors! http://trib.al/OxragMC

A. Smith ‏@360CNN
The Asian geopolitical shift towards Russia-China integration is the greatest strategic maneuver of the last 100 years,Censored by Zionists
In the 1950's the USA Gov sprayed a African Virus on San Francisco USA Citizens as a Bioweapons Test. Many elderly,children,infants DIED
In the 1950's USA Gov agents released a Virus in New York Subway Tunnels as a Bioweapons Test some USA Citizens DIED
During the Prohibition of Alcohol period in USA, the USA Gov POISONED Grain Alcohol and then blamed the Blindness,Deaths on Moonshiners.
Obama @WhiteHouse Kiev Goons 'suiciding' each of the former Ukraine Gov elected officials http://news.yahoo.com/ukraines-old-guard-plagued-mystery-deaths-113906039.html

Robina Creaser
The Globe and Mail
Updated: Thousands gather across Canada to protest Bill C51 http://trib.al/PT7wMfY
[What is being snuck into law while the diversion is in progress?]
Jesse Colombo
U.S. Higher Education Bubble update - "Cancel All Student Debt" - The Petitions Begin: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-14/cancel-all-student-debt-petitions-begin
File charges against the 47Traitors in violation of The LoganAct Stand now at 286,069 3/14/15 6:21pm http://wh.gov/iD4H8
[Delicious, and without MSG. US zionist controlled media says what?]
R.A ‏@TFPOI Mar 12
The honorable Abd al-Karim Qasim's last speech before being assassinated three days later by orders of the CIA.

C.J. Chivers
I got an email from Putin. He wants to get out of country and offered a sizable fortune if I give him my bank information. Seems legit.
[Signed Ani Gerian]
clothcapclothcap on March 15th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
Passing thought If Putin has think tanks then the real battle is between think tanks. Putin puts private business ahead of boring chess games and confounds the hounds of hell.
A good chess player concedes when there remains only her pawns to be picked off at leisure.
From here on in it is all entertainment and free advertising. It just remains for the reluctant referee to align her country with the EEC. If she really has balls.
clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 01:22 am (UTC)
Robina Creaser
insiders : Labor demands sacking of Barnaby Joyce over Grimes-Hansard affair. Statement from Joel Fitzgibbon. Media release - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_9HMJeUYAAyLpp.jpg
RT@DJSiri The Decline and Fall of the American State; Enjoy It : ICH http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41220.htm
RT@foolonthehillz RT@presscoreca Top Doctors- Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us http://drleonardcoldwell.com/2015/03/04/attacking-ourselves-top-doctors-reveal-vaccines-turn-our-immune-system-against-us/
Vera Van Horne
250,000 of farmers in India commit suicide! That's how smart people solve overpopulation..That and vaccine, of course

Bill Gates on Population "If we do a really great job on New Vaccines ,we can lower population by 15%" http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/overwhelming-control-mechanisms-life-in.html
Replace all toxic fossil fuel based products w healthy hemp. Hemp was stolen from us.

Scott Horton
Endless War
The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan http://bit.ly/18qd9uq

Net News Global
Is a strong U.S. dollar a downside `surprise`? http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/14/c_134065444.htm
Oil prices plunge on supply worries http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/14/c_134065485.htm
A civilian injured due to terrorist attack on aid distribution center in Yarmouk Camp http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=32053

Press TV
Iran to hold conference on Leader's letter to Western youth http://ptv.io/1pbS

Gabrielle Tree, PhD
Harper insists the public supports his anti-terrorism policies, but there is a different story in the polls http://buff.ly/1BC1m7X
Bacon Envelope
US dept of homeland security testifies *instead of* 4 former *Canadian* prime ministers at c51 hearings http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/committee-wont-hear-from-former-prime-ministers-on-anti-terror-bill/article23262577/
Mike Hudema
A society that will trade liberty for the promise of security will lose both, & deserve neither.

Calgary Sun
Calgary rallies as part of a Canada-wide protest against BillC51 RejectFear yyc http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/03/14/calgary-joins-nation-wide-bill-c-51-protests-hundreds-pack-city-hall-plaza-showing-disdain-for-controversial-anti-terror-legislation
More likely to be killed by a moose https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAGnKKlUwAAsgx4.jpg
Vida Jaugelis
Thank-you Tommy Douglas for helping us to see clearly

Gabrielle Tree, PhD
Tom Jefferson
@corbettreport Blows Lid Off Benghazi http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-876-james-corbett-blows-the-lid-off-of-benghazigate/ Benghazi=CFRCIA/NSA/STATEpsyop http://tomjefferson1976.wordpress.com/?s=benghazi

Horacio Calderón
I am analysing a very hard and threatening document writen by IslamicState against PopeFrancis. May God protect the Pope!

Lisa Karpova
Luhansk Republic
Why is kiev facists buying lethal weapons from EU stoogies? Thought they wanted peace? No big deal. Will kick their assess again. Pigs.

The prophetic words of Gaddafi on ISIS Libya spoken in 2011 http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/09/libya-isis-and-the-unaffordable-luxury-of-hindsight/

Power of ten: How neocons & the fake-left took over UK establishment (Op-Edge by @NeilClark66) http://on.rt.com/70cle2
EU extends sanctions over Ukraine for another 6 months http://on.rt.com/98j8s9
52% of Germans are now in favor of Grexit – survey http://on.rt.com/zy8442

Gabrielle Tree, PhD
Separating anti-Semitism from anti-Zionism http://bit.ly/1BhhFSG

Press TV
Breaking News At least 20 injured after two blasts near a church in Pakistan’s Lahore

nsnbc international
Global Threat? US Policymakers Admit Iran is Defending Itself http://wp.me/p3dxDt-fZ5

Al Fatah original
Keiser Report: War on terror - self-leaking ice cream cone (E731) http://ln.is/www.youtube.com/wd1Vg

curtis doebbler
Most civilian deaths in Syria caused by foreign backed NonState actors using US & EU weapons.
clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 08:33 am (UTC)
Terrorists Supported by America:
U.S. Helicopter Delivering Weapons to the Islamic State (ISIS), Shot Down by Iraqi “Popular Forces”
By Fars News Agency
Global Research, March 01, 2015
The Iraqi popular forces who shot down a US helicopter carrying weapons for the ISIL forces in Al-Baqdadi region released the photos of the shot down chopper through the Internet.
A group of Iraqi popular forces known as Al-Hashad Al-Shabi shot down the US Army helicopter that was carrying weapons for the ISIL in the western parts of Al-Baqdadi region in Al-Anbar province on Thursday.
Last week, Head of the Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee Hakem al-Zameli announced that the helicopters of the US-led anti-ISIL coalition were dropping weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists in the Southern parts of Tikrit.
He underscored that he had documents and photos showing that the US Apache helicopters airdropped foodstuff and weapons for the ISIL.
On Friday the Iraqi security forces regained control of al-Baghdadi district from the ISIL terrorists.
“Iraqi security forces seized control of al-Shohadaa neighborhood and 13 Daesh (ISIL) militants were killed in the clashes,” Lt. Saoud al-Ibeidi said.
Iraqi forces on February 18 managed to end ISIL’s 10-day siege of al-Baghdadi district’s residential area and killed about 150 terrorists, according to police sources.
Last Monday, a senior lawmaker disclosed that Iraq’s army had shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province.
“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.
He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.
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[2 Brit planes, can we see the photos?
clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 08:43 am (UTC)
Why the Media Silence on Lindsey Graham’s Vow to Use the Military to Force Vote in Congress?
By Bill Van Auken
Global Research, March 15, 2015
World Socialist Web Site
The protracted 2016 presidential campaign cycle has already begun, and with it the close attention of the media to the statements made by prospective candidates in hopes of discovering even the slightest “gaffe” that can be turned into a political news item.
All the more odd then that the remarks made at a New Hampshire town hall meeting by one Republican presidential hopeful, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have been virtually blacked out by all of the major print and broadcast outlets.
Asked by a member of the audience what he would do about automatic cuts to the Pentagon budget that would go into effect because of sequestration, Graham responded that the problem had left him sick to his stomach.
He continued:
“And here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States: I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We’re not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.”
The statement is extraordinary. A candidate for the presidency of the United States vows that, once elected, he would use the military to impose his—and its—will upon a recalcitrant Congress. Presumably, troops would hold members of the House and Senate at gunpoint until they produced the results demanded.
What Graham described is in essence a military coup, much like those organized by the Pentagon and the CIA in countries like Iran, Guatemala, Brazil, Indonesia, Chile and Argentina, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives in the process.
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clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 10:38 am (UTC)
How Lobbies, Intelligence Services and Advertisers Dictate Mainstream Media Content
By Global Research
Global Research, March 15, 2015
Former chief political commentator of the Telegraph, Peter Oborne, resigned from the newspaper because it would not publish articles on HSBC for fear of losing advertising revenues. The bank is well-known for its money-laundering for Mexican drug cartels as well as its involvement in tax evasion schemes.
In an opinion piece called “Why I resigned from the Telegraph” he wrote:
“The coverage of HSBC in Britain’s Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue, democracy itself is in peril…From the start of 2013 onwards stories critical of HSBC were discouraged. HSBC suspended its advertising with the Telegraph… HSBC, as one former Telegraph executive told me, is “the advertiser you literally cannot afford to offend” (Peter Oborne, Why I have resigned from the Telegraph, Open Democracy, February 17, 2015)
When it comes to powerful lobbies’ influence on media content, the Zionist lobby is very well known for accusing journalists and editors of anti-Semitism and imposing its own propaganda. Even so-called progressive newspapers such as The Guardian are subject to Zionist propaganda. David Cronin writes:
I submitted an exposé of how the pro-Israel lobby operates in Brussels. While waiting to find out if the piece would be used, I phoned Matt Seaton, who had taken over as comment editor. We had a pleasant conversation but Seaton stressed that he regarded the subject as sensitive.
I, then, modified the piece to make its tone less polemical. Still, it was not published…

Cronin decided to write about his experience when he realized that The Guardian was much less reluctant to offer platforms to Israeli politicians and their Zionist propaganda:
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A man of integrity. Recommended.
clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 10:50 am (UTC)
Hyping a Nonexistent Russian Threat
By Stephen Lendman Global Research, March 15, 2015
Western fear-mongering persists. Russia is relentlessly bashed. Putin is irresponsibly considered public enemy number one.
Cold War 2.0 rages – heading dangerously toward becoming red-hot. Top US officials consistently lie.
One fabricated Russian invasion of Ukraine after another is hyped. In his January State of the Union address, Obama accused Russia of “aggression” in Ukraine despite none at any time during ongoing conflict
Earlier he said “Russian combat forces and tanks” invaded Ukraine “with Russian weapons and Russian tanks.”
“(T)hese are the facts. They are provable. They’re not subject to dispute.” No proof whatever was cited. None exists.
John Kerry repeats the same Big Lie. On March 2, he met with Sergey Lavrov in Geneva – days after lying about Russian involvement in Ukraine.
He warned Lavrov of new sanctions. They’re prepared and ready to be implemented, he said. He lied claiming Russian Minsk breaches.
None whatever occurred. No Russian violations of last year’s Geneva and Minsk agreements.
No Russian forces operate in Ukraine. Not now. Not earlier. No planned invasion.
No seizure of Ukrainian territory. No violations of international law. Big Lies claim otherwise.
Kerry consistently blames Russia for US/Kiev high crimes. Retired US General Robert Scales told Fox News the only way to change things in Ukraine is “start killing Russians.”
Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich responded angrily, saying:
“Some US military and political leaders, who, like General Scales started killing during the Vietnam War, just can’t seem to let go.”
“Blinded by their hatred of Russia, they are unable to see a constructive view of reality.”
Lukashevich called it “outrageous that the calls for killing our compatriots have been made on Fox News, a leading network in the US, (in) prime time, obviously to reach as many people as possible.”
“This is how the mainstream US media are creating an atmosphere of Russophobia in the country.”
“(T)he tune in this unbridled propaganda campaign is set in Washington where aggressive statements are made every day. We will draw adequate conclusions from this.”
“Mr Scales should be informed that a case has been opened against him in Russia under Article 354 of the Criminal Code.”
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Edited at 2015-03-17 06:34 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 11:04 am (UTC)
Sleepwalking Into World War Three? Why The Independent Media Is Vital
By Colin Todhunter
Global Research, March 15, 2015
NATO countries are to all intents and purposes at war with Russia. The US knows it and Russia knows it too. Unfortunately, most of those living in NATO countries remain blissfully ignorant of this fact.
The US initiated economic sanctions on Russia, has attacked its currency and has manipulated oil prices to devastate the Russian economy. It was behind the coup in Ukraine and is now escalating tensions by placing troops in Europe and supporting a bunch of neo-fascists that it brought to power. Yet the bought and paid for corporate media in the West keeps the majority of the Western public in ignorance by depicting Russia as the aggressor.
If the current situation continues, the outcome could be a devastating nuclear conflict. Washington poured five billion dollars into Ukraine with the aim of eventually instigating a coup on Russia’s doorstep. Washington and NATO are supporting proxy forces on the ground to kill and drive out those who are demanding autonomy from the US puppet regime in Kiev. Hundreds of thousands have fled across the border into Russia.
Yet it is Washington that accuses Moscow of invading Ukraine, of having had a hand in the downing of a commercial airliner and of ‘invading’ Ukraine based on no evidence at all – trial by media courtesy of Washington’s PR machine. As a result of this Russian ‘aggression’, Washington has slapped sanctions on Moscow.
The ultimate aim is to de-link Europe’s economy from Russia and weaken Russia’s energy dependent economy by denying it export markets. The ultimate aim is to also ensure Europe remains integrated with/dependent on Washington, not least via the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and in the long term via US gas and Middle East oil (sold in dollars, thereby boosting the strength of the currency upon which US global hegemony rests).
The mainstream corporate media in the West parrots the accusations against Moscow as fact, despite Washington having cooked up evidence or invented baseless pretexts. As with Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and other ‘interventions’ that have left a trail of death and devastation in their wake, the Western corporate media’s role is to act as cheerleader for official policies and US-led wars of terror.
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clothcapclothcap on March 16th, 2015 11:15 am (UTC)
Ukraine Agreed to a Monsanto “Land Grab” -
to Get a $17 Billion Loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
By Christina Sarich, March 15, 2015
Natural Society and Global Research 11 January 2015
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. Make no mistake that what is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the poison food game.
Monsanto has an office in Ukraine. While this does not shout ‘culpability’ from every corner, it is no different than the US military’s habit to place bases in places that they want to gain political control. The opening of this office coincided with land grabs with loans from the IMF and World Bank to one of the world’s most hated corporations – all in support of their biotech takeover.
Previously, there was a ban on private sector land ownership in the country – but it was lifted ‘just in time’ for Monsanto to have its way with the Ukraine.
In fact, a bit of political maneuvering by the IMF gave the Ukraine a $17 billion loan – but only if they would open up to biotech farming and the selling of Monsanto’s poison crops and chemicals – destroying a farmland that is one of the most pristine in all of Europe. Farm equipment dealer, Deere, along with seed producers Dupont and Monsanto, will have a heyday.
In the guise of ‘aid,’ a claim has been made on Ukraine’s vast agricultural riches. It is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and fifth largest exporter of wheat. Ukraine has deep, rich, black soil that can grow almost anything, and its ability to produce high volumes of GM grain is what made biotech come rushing to take it over.
As reported by The Ecologist, according to the Oakland Institute:
“Whereas Ukraine does not allow the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture, Article 404 of the EU agreement, which relates to agriculture, includes a clause that has generally gone unnoticed: it indicates, among other things, that both parties will cooperate to extend the use of biotechnologies.
There is no doubt that this provision meets the expectations of the agribusiness industry. As observed by Michael Cox, research director at the investment bank Piper Jaffray, ‘Ukraine and, to a wider extent, Eastern Europe, are among the most promising growth markets for farm-equipment giant Deere, as well as seed producers Monsanto and DuPont’.”

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