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31 March 2015 @ 06:28 pm
Ignoring external influence, Yemen's circumstances  
Saleh hedges his bets
The surprise Saudi operation has prompted Saleh to opt for appeasement.
27 March, 2015 By: Riyad Ali
Analysis: Opinion over the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen divides as statements by Ali Abdullah Saleh's General People's Congress party suggests he is prepared to abandon the Houthi movement.
In what may be the first tangible outcome of the Saudi-led 'Decisive Storm' military operation in Yemen, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh appears to be abandoning the Houthi movement. His General People's Congress party (GPC) Thursday announced it was "not part of the conflict", and that "Yemen is part and parcel of the Gulf".
Saleh and his party had been seen as main players in the conflict as allies of the Houthis. But the GPC Thursday issued a statement that could be read in several ways.
Rejecting "foreign intervention and the attack on Sanaa, the capital city for all Yemenis", the statement also called on Gulf countries to "resume their direct role with different parties in order to reach peaceful solutions based on their initiative".
But the GPC also went on to say that, "the security of Yemen is part and parcel of the security of its brotherly Gulf countries, and it is unacceptable for any of the two parties to threaten the security and stability of the other".
In reference to Houthi-led operations in Aden, the GPC called for an end to "any military operations in Aden to spare the lives of its citizens and maintain national unity and international peace and security".
Several media outlets had reported the bombing of Saleh’s house and his loyalists’ camps, but no details were provided on damage wrought or casualties numbers. It seems that the surprise Saudi operation has prompted Saleh to opt for appeasement and an implicit repudiation of Houthis, who are now facing an open war against a 10-country alliance. If he continues his unspoken alliance with the Houthis, it will effectively render him a target.
The Islah party (Yemen’s moderate Islamist party), meanwhile, issued a neutral statement that neither welcomed nor rejected the Saudi-led operation. Instead, Islah offered condolences to the families of victims and blamed the failure of Yemen’s own dialogue.
"We express our regret over our country's current situation, which came as a result of the failure of political parties and components to reach political solutions, as some of them insist on using force to resolve their differences," the party announced Thursday.
Al-Islah also called on "all parties to be rational and prioritise national interests, as well as to immediately begin serious and responsible dialogue to stop the bloodshed of Yemeni people".
Popular and political opinion in the country appeared to be split over the intervention. Anti-Houthi parties and figures have generally welcomed the military operation, though some anti-Houthi elements, as well as Houthi supporters, have opposed the operation on principle.
Those who have protested the airstrikes say the negative impacts of any intervention will not affect the Houthis only, but will extend to the entire country, as well as relations among Yemenis themselves and countries participating in the alliance. Most agreed that any foreign intervention was negative in principle, but also blamed the Houthi movement and different political parties.
In the south, unsurprisingly, the operation elicited strong support from loyalists of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, as they managed to advance against Saleh loyalists and Houthis, some of whom withdrew following the strikes on Sanaa.
In Taiz, which saw several anti-Houthi rallies in the past few days, there was a rally supporting the military operation in Yemen.
Decisive Storm marks a major turning point since the Houthis took over Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, in 2014. The strikes on the movement’s strongholds in Sanaa and Saada are an existential threat to the group, whose fate depends now on whether the alliance will continue its operations or stop at pressuring the group into withdrawing from Sanaa.
More http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/politics/2015/3/27/saleh-hedges-his-bets
clothcapclothcap on March 31st, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
Saudi Arabia and Yemen: A history intertwined
26 March, 2015 By Abubakr al-Shamahi
Analysis: The two Arabian Peninsula countries share a border and several decades of history, with Saudi foreign policy oriented around preventing Yemen's troubles from crossing the border.
On March 12, Houthi rebels used the heavy weapons they had recently captured from the Yemeni army to conduct military exercises right on the border with Saudi Arabia.
By the early hours of today, Saudi Arabia was conducting unprecedented bombing raids on Houthi positions in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and others in the Houthi stronghold in Sadah.
This act of direct Saudi military intervention in Yemen, markedly different to the use of proxies within Yemen over the past few years, shows the importance of Yemen to Riyadh, and how worried Saudi officials are about a Houthi - and in their eyes Iranian - takeover of the country.
Yemen is vital to Saudi Arabia's security, and, in turn, that of the al-Saud ruling family. The Saudi policy in Yemen is that of containment: prevent Yemen's troubles from crossing the border and ensure the country does not collapse - a scenario that would leave potentially millions of refugees heading for Saudi Arabia.
Balancing act
This leads to Saudi Arabia's two foreign policy goals when it comes to Yemen:
The first is preventing any foreign power from establishing a base of influence in Yemen. The Saudis regard Yemen as their backyard, and any foreign power attempting to throw their weight around there will be regarded as a threat to Saudi national security.
This goes back to Egyptian support, under the leadership of Arab nationalist Gamal Abdel Nasser, for a republican regime in the former North Yemen in the 1960s. It was actively opposed by the Saudis, who then supported the Zaydi Shia royalists out of fears of the potential destabilising influence a neighbouring Arab nationalist presence could have tapped within the kingdom.
Iranian power in Yemen is just the latest for the Saudis to rail against, after the perceived Egyptian and Marxist "threats" in the former South Yemen.
The other foreign policy goal is to prevent a strong Yemen emerging independent from Saudi hegemony. Yemen already has a population of around 26 million, roughly the same as Saudi Arabia's, and one that is expected to double in the coming decades.
If enough influential people are on the payroll, Riyadh will be able to dictate their actions.
Couple that with a strong military and tribal culture in Yemen, and the Saudis' fear of their southern neighbour growing powerful in a region Riyadh dominates is within reason.
The pattern amid chaos
Continues http://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/politics/2015/3/26/saudi-arabia-and-yemen-a-history-intertwined
clothcapclothcap on March 31st, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yemen’s Response to Saudi Aggression “Will Devastate the Arab Kingdom, Change the Map of the Reg
March 31, 2015 Global Research By Fars News Agency
A senior member of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement warned that his country’s crushing response to the Saudi aggression will devastate the Arab kingdom and change the geopolitics of the region.
“The Yemeni nation will change the map of the region,” Al-Alam Arabic-language TV quoted Nasreddin Amer, member of Ansarullah’s Information Dissemination Committee as saying on Monday.
“We will respond to Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz in the battlefield and unexpected events will take place in the coming days,” he added.
He reiterated that the Al Saud regime have embarked on attacking Yemen in order to prevent Yemen from becoming a free country which will not be under the control of the Saudi regime.
On Sunday, a senior member of Ansarullah movement’s Political Council Mohammad al-Bakhiti warned that the movement will give a crushing response to any possible ground invasion of Yemen.
“Any ground attack on Yemen will receive a rigidly harsh response,” al-Bakhiti said.
“We have not responded to the Saudi aggressions in the past five days because we wanted to allow the Arab countries to reconsider their action and stop their attacks,” he said, and added “but from now on everything will be different.”
Al-Bakhiti described the Saudi-led alliance against Yemen as a moral crisis, and said, “Whatever the Arab conference decided about Yemen will end in serious crisis.”
He underlined that the Yemeni people have confidence in their resistance and are confident that they will win.
On Saturday, a senior member of the popular Ansarullah movement warned of immediate attacks on Saudi territories if the latter refrains from putting an immediate halt to its aggression against Yemen.
“As the Ansarullah movement has promised collapse of some Arab regimes supporting the terrorists, if Saudi Arabia continues its aggressions against the oppressed Yemeni people the Ansarullah fighters will pave the way for the Saudi regime’s destruction by conducting martyrdom-seeking (suicidal) operations inside Saudi Arabia,” member of Ansarullah Executive Committee Abdel Mon’em Al-Qurashi told FNA.
He reiterated that Israel and Al Saud are on the same front and Saudi Arabia is taking orders from Washington and Tel Aviv.
“The main cause of the Saudi aggression is the failure of Riyadh’s policies in support of fugitive Yemeni President Mansour Hadi and Takfiri groups and its disappointment at them,” Al-Qurashi added.
He reiterated that the Yemeni army and people will give a crushing response to the Saudi aggressors.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for five days now, killing, at least, 70 civilians and injuring hundreds more.
Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — and Egypt that are also assisted by Israel and backed by the US have declared war on Yemen in a joint statement issued earlier Thursday.
US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late Wednesday night.
She added that while US forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate US military and intelligence support.
Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/yemens-response-to-saudi-aggression-will-devastate-the-arab-kingdom-change-the-map-of-the-region/5439713

Edited at 2015-03-31 05:57 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 31st, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
Tweetz March 30 - 31
Net News Global
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[Against the blizzard of US snow?]
Draft nationwide ceasefire agreement preliminarily signed in Myanmar http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/31/c_134113176.htm
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Will Yemen kick-off the `War of the two Blocs?` http://rt.com/op-edge/245585-us-yemen-policies-middle-east/
42 countries file applications to join AIIB http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2015-03/31/c_134112290.htm
Yemen Receives `Yes` Response to Request on Sending Ground Troops - FM http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150331/1020250488.html
Yemen Receives `Yes` Response to Request on Sending Ground Troops - FM http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150331/1020250488.html
[The Yemeni foreign minister said in the Saudi Arabian capital that Yemen had received an affirmative response to its request on ground support.]
Ali Hashem علي هاشم ‏
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Nasser Arrabyee
Yemen lawyers and activists preparing to file a lawsuit to international criminal court against Saudi Arabia for killing Yemenis
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Commander categorically denies reports about Iranian flotilla http://www.irna.ir/en/News/81555956/
Reuters: "artillery and rocket exchanges along several stretches of the Saudi border"
clothcapclothcap on March 31st, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Tweetz March 30 - 31
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‘45 people killed, over 250 injured’: Yemen refugee camp hit by airstrike http://on.rt.com/4jgb16
Sussex Student Union votes ‘Yes’ to boycott Israel goods over Gaza conflict http://on.rt.com/fajiws
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BREAKING: Putin backs extending Ukraine gas discount deal through June http://on.rt.com/wg5wtf
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MORE: Istanbul courthouse hostage takers killed, prosecutor rescued - reports http://on.rt.com/zkk39z
UPDATE: Istanbul prosecutor wounded, hostage takers killed in police op - reports http://on.rt.com/zkk39z

University caves in to Israel lobby, bans ‘legal right to exist’ forum – organizers http://on.rt.com/fc94fm

Comrade Misanthrope
Sheldon Richman
U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq http://www.newsweek.com/how-us-nerve-gassed-its-own-troops-then-covered-it-317250
Pete Mitrenko
Why is the US at war in Yemen? Everyone has a different view, suggesting there is no coherent strategy. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/30/make-no-mistake-the-united-states-is-at-war-in-yemen-saudi-arabia-iran/
Douglas Valentine
check out my chat with CIA whistleblower John (thanks, John) @JohnKiriakou http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/27/a-conversation-with-cia-whistleblower-john-kiriakou/
Pete Mitrenko
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Studio Brulé
Brave and interesting: AlQaeda Over Runs Idlib City - Analysing Media reaction: https://youtu.be/y6gS3A7qHpY

Enrique Ferro
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Imraan Siddiqi
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A. Smith ‏@360CNN
An Iraqi Holocaust by author Gideon Polya lays out clear WarCrimes Evidence against Bush jr and Blair http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150315.htm

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@Way2Wonderland Last time the Saudis were involved in a bombing mission, most of their planes were actually flown by US pilots.. it's all bs
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Syrian Air Force welcomes Al-Nusra to Idlib https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOpf8LxP3PM … Major SAA-Hezbollah assault just underway against terrorists$ there.

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Nevada Residents: ‘Public Land Belongs t... - http://eepurl.com/biyyfD
clothcapclothcap on March 31st, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
Tweetz March 30 - 31
Scott Horton
Austin Statesman
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Dan Cohen
AriZiona senator John McCain suggests Israel "Go rogue," blow up Iran negotiations by starting war http://www.alternet.org/mccain-suggests-israel-go-rogue-blow-iran-negotiations-starting-war
CNN Breaking News
Iraqi prime minister says Tikrit has been liberated from ISIS, according to state TV. http://cnn.it/1G3nHOM

Ragıp Soylu
Court acquitted the Balyoz case defendants in a retrial ordered by Constitutional Court. Gov. accused Gulen mov. of conspiring against army [TR]
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Sharif Kouddous
Amnesty: At least 6 civilians, including 4 children, among 14 people burned to death in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/yemen-at-least-six-civilians-burn-to-death-in-further-airstrikes-overnight

Al-Moallem: aggression on Yemen is an attempt to dominate its resources with a Zio-American auspices.
Damascus: a mortar shell falls down on Kabbas area, causing the martyrdom of one civilian and the injury of 14.
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Yemen: the army controls a military zone in Dabab area on the red sea.

Russians won't submit toUSTerrorism in Ukraine. Europeans don't let us be pushed by the US into WW3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymSBSgF992U
Saudi planes are piloted by Mercenary Egyptians, Pakistanis and Moroccans
WW3 Updates
HAPPENING NOW: Greece, under NATO provisions, is flying multiple AWACS aircrafts to cover for total black out across Turkey.

Jamila Hanan
Jane Novak
KSA bombed a Coke Cola factory in Lahj Yemen & cement factory http://www.lahjnews.net/news/news-31399.htm … gas stations in Ibb - these are not miliatry targets

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BREAKING: Local reports now confirming that the prosecutor has been shot in the Istanbul courthouse
Jodocus Quak
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David Icke
Scientists Censored from Covering Dangers of Aluminum in Vaccines: http://bit.ly/1NycapT
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Telling Obama revealed US had sided w/ Saudi Arabia in Yemen's proxy civil war via a NSC press release. http://atfp.co/1BYMNqh
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If this was Tel Aviv I imagine the Zionist dominated Western media and governments would have something to say Gaza

Chris Sedlmair
Hil on the grill: Benghazi committee demands Clinton testify on emails http://ln.is/libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org/p6lqy
clothcapclothcap on March 31st, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
Tweetz March 31
Umami retweeted
Fer Gunay
BREAKING Turkish prosecuter Kiraz who was held hostage early in the day has died from his injuries
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Dick Mackintosh
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Canada’s Political Mainstream Backs War in Ukraine: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/31/canadas-political-mainstream-backs-war-in-ukraine/

Net News Global
Inner City Press
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AmareshMisra FanClub
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Inner City Press
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"Libya fears its treasures are now in jihadist sights" http://en.africatime.com/libye/articles/libya-fears-its-treasures-are-now-jihadist-sights

Press TV
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RT America
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Comrade Misanthrope
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Activist Post
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Raja Chemayel
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Enrique Ferro
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Scott Horton
"Maybe we should reassess this thing called government. Perhaps if we didn’t have it, we wouldn’t need it."

Ashley VivaSAA Syria
Ali Gharib ‏@Ali_Gharib 23h23 hours ago

Surprised that McCain urging Israel to Go Rogue & start a war with Iran hasn't gotten more attention. http://www.alternet.org/mccain-suggests-israel-go-rogue-blow-iran-negotiations-starting-war

Jamila Hanan
Ammar Al-Aulaqi
Even though many Yemenis are against Houthi. It's hard for any patriot to see his country getting bombed by a coalition. Get it?

Edited at 2015-04-01 01:20 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 09:12 am (UTC)
Even America’s “Media Watchdogs” Hide Washington’s Ukraine Nazification and Ethnic Cleansing
March 31, 2015 By Eric Zuesse Global Research
The U.S.’news’ media are so censored and controlled, so that even America’s ‘media watchdog’ organizations — mediamatters.org and fair.org on the left; and aim.org and mrc.org on the right — have hidden from the American public President Barack Obama’s Ukrainian coup in February 2014 that violently overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President and replaced him with a Ukrainian nazi (racist-fascist) rabidly eliminationist anti-Russian, police-state regime in Kiev, which, ever since America’s coup there, has been ethnically cleansing the Ukrainian Donbass region that had voted 90% for the man, Viktor Yanukovych, whom the Obama Administration overthrew.
None of this is reported in the U.S. ‘news’ media — and America’s ‘media watchdog’ organizations hide the media’s hiding of it, though these events could bring on a nuclear war with Russia, which is America’s real target in Ukraine, right next door to Russia.
On 14 January 2015, I headlined “The Most-Censored News Story of 2014 Was What…?” and reported that, after an investigation, I had found that, by far, the most-censored news story of 2014 in America was Obama’s coup and U.S.-supported ethnic-cleansing in Ukraine. Links were provided there to videos of the the U.S.-backed massacre in the Trade Unions Building in Odessa on 2 May 2014, and the following ethnic cleansing in the Donbass region. However, the U.S. even sponsors firebombings of Donbass in order to get rid of the residents there, and our ‘media watchdogs’ are even silent about the ’news’ being silent about that. And, here is a good video of America’s Ukrainian coup, which overthrew Yanukovych. Here is more about that coup.
America is trying to conquer Russia, and the placement of nuclear missiles right next door to Russia, in Ukraine seems to be Obama’s objective. America’s ‘news’ media, and their ‘watchdogs,’ are doing a terrific job of hiding all of this from the American people. They wouldn’t do that if these events weren’t enormously important to the American aristocracy, who, it seems, have bought up all of the major mainstream and alternative news media. Scandals far less important than this ongoing one are routinely receiving much attention from the American press. However, even America’s ‘media watchdogs’ ignore this scandal of America’s press. Thus, there aren’t peace-marches and other public demonstrations about this, even though America’s bringing nazis to power in Ukraine is shocking. But you can find out all about it by clicking on the links here, and on the links within those linked-to news reports. It’s all history now, which was unfortunately never reported by U.S. media while it was still very hot and bloody news.
Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/even-americas-media-watchdogs-hide-washingtons-ukraine-nazification-and-ethnic-cleansing-program/5439797
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 01:05 pm (UTC)
US Military Gloats Over ISIS Victories In Iraq, Rushes In To Save It From Iran
Brandon Turbeville Activist Post
After Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias backed by Iran were unable to liberate the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Western-backed ISIS forces in a swift manner, the US military establishment is now gloating in a rather obvious and even childish fashion that the Iraqi military has been forced to return like a battered wife to the arms of the abuser yet again.
According to the Military Times, nearly 20,000 Shiite militias withdrew from the Tikrit battleground after the Iraqi government agreed to pause its cooperation and coordination with the Iranian government. The Iraqi government agreed to take control of all the military operations from here on.
The United States imposed two conditions on the Iraqi government before it would agree to provide any assistance in the fight against ISIS that the Iraqi government end cooperation with Iran and that the Iraqi government assume command over forces on the ground.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/us-military-gloats-over-isis-victories.html
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 01:34 pm (UTC)
Battle buddies
Jon Stewart: ''We Finally Figured Out How to Fight a Proxy War Against Ourselves"
Jon Stewart declared complete bafflement on Thursday night's edition of "The Daily Show" as the U.S. entered into a bizarre entanglement in the Middle East that had him asking, "Whose side are we on again?"

clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 01:46 pm (UTC)
Watching yanks waking up is very funny.

I put a new post on gov. approved toxins for debt slave consumption, inhalation and injection.
I'll carry on putting the proxy wars and heavy political theatre here till the next punch and judy post is ready. General stuff I'll add to the new post.
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
Yemen and Syria - Two Different Rebellions, Two Different Stories, Same Belligerent West
Brandon Turbeville Activist Post
As al-Qaeda forces seize power over the city of Idlib in Syria and begin to install a reign of Sharia terror on what is left of the population that was unable to evacuate, bombs rain down upon Houthi rebels in Yemen. Interestingly enough, both fronts are those for which the United States, NATO, and the GCC are able to hold their heads high in the Mockingbird mainstream media as examples of how the US and its allies stand for freedom and democracy across the world.
In Yemen, the US stands firm in its support of what it claims is a “democratically elected legitimate government” by assisting its Gulf State monarchy allies and Egypt in a bombing campaign against the “violent and extreme” rebels threatening “order” and “stability” across the country. In Syria, the US proudly proclaims its support for the “underdog” of “rebels” attempting to overthrow a “brutal dictator” who “violates human rights” and “kills his own people.”
Indeed, it is the tale of two rebellions.
It is the unbelievable arrogance of a ruling class to claim to contradicting ideologies and justifications for the same act in front of an entire nation without fear of exposing their true agenda. Unfortunately, in 2015, it is more confidence than arrogance since there is undoubtedly empirical evidence of success, since the American people have fallen for virtually every excuse given for military conflict since the first World War. Indeed, the general public is now fully capable of lapping up any excuse for war fed to them by the ruling class and equally capable of forgetting that justification as rapidly as they are required to in favor of another.
Nevertheless, the US position on Yemen vs. Syria is quite telling.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2015/03/yemen-and-syria-two-different_29.html
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Prosecutor dies after Turkey hostage standoff
March 31 2015
A prosecutor, who had been badly wounded in a hostage drama in the Turkish city of Istanbul, has succumbed to his injuries.
Istanbul prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz sustained the injury after security forces launched an operation to end the six-hour-long standoff.
The prosecutor had been immediately hospitalized after being severely wounded, but both men who had held him hostage were killed, Istanbul security director Selami Altinok said on the Tuesday hostage drama.
Comment - Report
The prosecutor was the fifth in a row to be appointed to the case of the police killing of Berkin Elvan, yet no progress was recorded in the investigation even though Berkin Elvan was wounded nearly two years ago and died over a year ago. In Turkey, and not just there, when police kill "terrorists", which is what Erdoğan called Berkin Elvan, if the police are charged at all the investigation is typically dragged out until it is ended under the statute of limitations, if the police are not simply acquitted at an earlier stage. The DHKP-C probably targeted the prosecutor because his essential role was to protect the police, not to investigate them.
No word yet on whom shot the prosecutor.
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Russian Bases Springing up in America's Backyard!
April 1 2015
What if the US was encircled by Russian bases?
This article originally appeared at John Rachel
With Russia’s new military bases in Manitoba, Ontario, and Bermuda, it is clear that the U.S. is losing the critical base race. Compare the maps to see how vulnerable America has become to Russian aggression. By my count, Russia has leaped ahead, and we can expect nuclear missiles to rain down on us any day, or worse, our school children being forced to drink vodka at lunch so their innocent minds can be ravaged by Tchaikovsky and Tolstoy.
Check out the maps http://russia-insider.com/en/america-losing-base-race/5198
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 09:47 pm (UTC)
clothcap on April 1st, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
Just reported on the radio, al Nusra with ISIS have taken over Yarmouk Palestinian refugee area in Syria.

So now we know, Obama, in arming and reinforcing Mus.Bro's al Nusra is aiding ISIS. Tell Cameron, in case MI6 hasn't thought to mention that al Nusra is a registered terrorist org associated with the rogue NATOCIA's AQ.

Do foreign military advisors get a cut of the terrorists' swag?
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
Drugs 'r' US
No ISIS in Afghanistan, They Made it Up
March 30, 2015 Kadir A. Mohmand
US troops held over to guard the opium harvest
By Kadir Mohmand
Instead of focusing on his barbaric Afghan police who are terrorizing Afghan women, on March 25 2015, in his address to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress Ashraf Ghani stated that , “Terrorist movements whose goal is to destabilize every state in the region are looking for new bases of operation. We’re the front line. But terrorists neither recognize boundaries more require passports to spread their message of hate and discord. From the west, the Daish is already sending advanced guards to southwestern Afghanistan.”
Former President Karzai and other Afghans on the ground have stated that it is not true. Daesh (ISIS) is not in Afghanistan. Afghans have reported seeing U.S. helicopters dropping alleged terrorists down into the villages.
It sounds like a CIA false flag operation. I strongly believe this new message is just more propaganda so that there can be a reason given to the public to increase U.S. troops, slow any alleged withdraw, and continue the war and occupation, which is beneficial to the war profiteers many who are current or former government officials.
Puppet Ghani and the U.S. government want to create the appearance of a new terrorist threat in Afghanistan. The U.S. Congress needs to truly investigate whether Daesh (ISIS) is really in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Government needs to release documents that proves Daesh is there. I strongly believe this is John Kerry’s Daesh propaganda project. I believe Secretary John Kerry is the cause of instability in the world and he needs to resign.
More http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/30/no-isis-in-afghanistan-they-made-it-up/
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 10:50 pm (UTC)
“I can prove that it was not an airplane” that hit the Pentagon
Posted by Jim Fetzer on August 8, 2013
By Ross Pittman
“How easy is it for you to shift your belief system from ‘I totally believe in my government’ to ‘Oh My God! What’s going on?’ That’s exactly where I went in all of this.” – Albert N. Stubblebine III
Albert Stubblebine
Albert N. Stubblebine III is a retired Major General in the United States Army. He was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984. In this compelling interview, Stubblemine reveals the following information (what he calls dots) about the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001:
Stubblebine initially believed the official story regarding 9/11.
Then, he saw the hole in the Pentagon. He can prove that the Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757. DOT.
All of the sensors around the Pentagon were turned off except one. That one sensor captured an image of the object the hit the Pentagon. It looked like a missile. But, after he went public, the imagery was changed to look like a plane. DOT.
The collapse of the twin towers was caused by controlled demolition – not the fuel from the airplane. DOT.
Larry Silverstein, the lease holder of the WTC complex, admitted that that building 7, which was not hit by a plane and had only a small fire, was intentionally “pulled” – which is phraseology used for controlled demolition. DOT.
All of the air defense systems around Washington DC were turned off that day. DOT.
Also on 9/11, there was an exercise designed to mimic an attack on the towers by airplanes. DOT.
When you connect the DOTs, the picture says that what we were told by the media was not the real story.
Stubblebine, visibly upset, describes how he felt when he realized the truth about his government after having a strong belief in his country since early childhood: “My belief system was so strong from age five when I could remember standing on a parade ground at attention with not anybody telling me to do that – at West Point.”
More + vid interview http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/08/i-can-prove-that-it-was-not-an-airplane-that-hit-the-pentagon-major-general-albert-n-stubblebine/
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
High handed in bed with lowlifes
High handed in bed with lowlifes
[Hypocrites in power pound drug dealers while they deal in death of innocents. Who is more deserving of jail?]
‘Vested interests’: Revolving door between arms dealers & govt exposed
February 16, 2015
Arms manufacturers currently have dozens of employees seconded to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and other British government agencies, an investigation has discovered.
The revelations highlight the close relationship between business and government, especially in highly lucrative industries such as the arms trade.
Employees from BAE Systems (manufacturers of the Eurofighter Typhoon), MBDA (makers of missiles), Babcock (defense contractor working on Trident nuclear submarine replacement), and MSI (gunnery systems producer) have all taken senior level roles within the MoD.
BAE systems, the second largest arms company in the world, has had more than 10 executives seconded to the MoD and the arms sales unit of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in the last year.
The MoD’s Equipment and Support Branch, which has a £14 billion annual budget to buy equipment for the armed forces, hosted nine BAE executives in senior positions, the investigation by the Guardian found.
UKTI Defence and Security Organisation, another government department, had four secondments from BAE, two from MBDA, and two from Detica, a cyber-security specialist acquired by BAE in 2010.
While on secondment, salaries are paid by the company and not by the government department they join.
Personnel exchange between business and government works in the opposite direction as well, with 13 civil servants having been seconded from the MoD to outside organizations, including cyber-security company Templar Executives, Lloyds Banking group, arms firm QinetiQ, defense think tank the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies (ISRS) and the BBC.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) described the arrangement as “totally inappropriate.”
More http://rt.com/uk/232683-arms-mod-government-secondments/
clothcapclothcap on April 1st, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
High handed in bed with lowlifes
British Press Now Covers up Ukraine Neo-Nazis It Played up for Euro 2012
The same British press which before the UEFA Euro 2012 championship crucified Ukrainian football fans as racists and neo-Nazis now covers up actual Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitaries.
[Cameron, Obama, Netanyahu, BBC supports-]

More pics and text http://russia-insider.com/en/where-did-all-ukrainian-neo-nazis-go/5203
clothcapclothcap on April 2nd, 2015 03:40 pm (UTC)
Focus on the Singapore-Israel leaderships' psychology.
Lee Kuan Yew and Benjamin Netanyahu: The Politics of Fear
By David Palumbo-Liu
Global Research, April 02, 2015
Truthout 29 March 2015
[...] So when Avigail Abarbanel writes in Mondoweiss, “Israel has always prepared itself psychologically and economically to being isolated. All that openness to the rest of the world that Israel has enjoyed increasingly in the last generation or so, and Israel’s acceptance by others, have always been seen as temporary in the eyes of most Israeli Jews. They had always expected it to end and had the mentality of ‘let’s enjoy it while it lasts and make the most of it while we can,’” one should not only register that Netanyahu was tapping into this strain of the national narrative to drive his supporters to the polls – he was also hiking up a mentality ready to use the arms developed in concert with Singapore.
Lee Kwan Yew ruled for 30 years; Benjamin Netanyahu will be the longest-serving Israeli prime minister in history. But the fear and alarm that was called up in order to gain Netanyahu re-election might do long-term damage to the chances for democracy and peace in Israel-Palestine. Commentators from the liberal Zionist camp note the divisions that have begun to fracture the group. Many are appalled not only by Netanyahu’s comments about “droves of Arab Israelis” voting against what he termed the “real” interests of Israel, but also by his claim that no Palestinian state would ever exist under his watch. It is a sign of how troubling these two pronouncements are that even the White House is now openly questioning the Israeli occupation and its own relation to the Netanyahu regime. There is a danger in Netanyahu’s use of Lee’s political tactics since real historical political conditions make the analogy between Singapore and Israel only partially valid.
Full http://www.globalresearch.ca/lee-kuan-yew-and-benjamin-netanyahu-the-politics-of-fear/5440209
Almost as if Netanyahu and his army of 5th columnists in positions of power in other countries are driving Israel towards extinction in some kind of brain-dead enactment of conditions they see as pre-rapture. Truly a remarkable achievement demonstrating the extent that manic belief and absence of humanity can drive otherwise sane minions. I wonder how NATO got itself placed as the executor. I also wonder whether Netanyahu has a deep hole where he can weather the destruction he is bringing.
Perhaps Putin is the sadist denying the masochist side of Netanyahu the desired extinction of the Israeli occupiers of Palestine. Or are they all lemmings obeying instinct? Or just following the Rothschild road map.
clothcapclothcap on April 2nd, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
2 US Navy F-18 fighters land in Taiwan, anger China
[Deliberate provocation as with the US's NATO of Russia?]
Two US fighter jets have landed in Taiwan after one of the jets reportedly experienced mechanical problems, triggering an angry reaction from China.
The two US Navy F-18 fighters made a rare landing at an airport in southern Taiwan on Wednesday, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency.
Taiwan's military and aviation authorities gave no explanation on why the US fighters were flying so close to the island or what mission they were carrying out.
China's Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Thursday following the landings.
"We have already made solemn representations to the US side," China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said during a regular news briefing.
"China demands that the United States strictly abide by the 'one-China policy' ... and cautiously and appropriately handle this incident."
Taiwan split from China in 1949 after a civil war, but Beijing says it expects a reunion even by force.