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07 April 2015 @ 06:25 pm
Yemen – the Big Picture  
April 5, 2015 By Peter Koenig
Yemen, like Ukraine, is just another square on the geopolitical chess board which the exceptional nation aims to dominate.
“Global Research”, “ICH”, VNN
As usual, western media are deliberately confusing in communicating on the latest Mid-East conflict which eventually led to the recent atrocious bombing of Yemen by the US-directed Saudi alliance, including Qatar and other Gulf monarchies. They are proxies, to be sure, for their Washington masters. My heart is bleeding for Yemen, a country of warm and generous people I got to know well, working with them in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Yemen is a patchwork of tribes, the result of former colonies, therefore made vulnerable for conflicts; easily ignitable conflicts. A situation left behind on purpose by the old British colonial masters, today servants to the Washington Empire. That’s the name of the game throughout the Middle East – and eventually throughout the world. Dividing to reign– by Zionist-Anglo-Saxon organized and never-ending chaos.
It is certainly true, where ever the US and its NATO cronies put their heavy boots, they create lasting misery and chaos. But these never-ending implanted internal conflicts and civil wars in far-away countries are produced by design, not to end soon.They are multi-benefit endeavors, lubricating the US war machine, assuring the ‘need’ for US intervention and occupation, and they are paving the way for US / western transnational corporations’ unabated and merciless exploitation of the victims’ riches, looting their natural resources and enslaving their people.
The globalized warriors, the emperor’s proxy armies, NATO and NATO-CIA trained mercenaries encounter little resistance from the population. People oppressed by civil strife have no time and energy to defend their rights, resources and country. They must fight for their sheer survival.
The current conflicts and proxy-wars in the Middle East are complex and complicated. My gut feeling, though, tells me that the wars are not really about sectarian conflicts; they are not about Shias battling Sunnis. They are part of a bigger picture, driven by Washington to achieve its final objective, worldwide hegemony, Full Spectrum Dominance.The emperor’s clients, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf States, kingdoms of tyranny, and more surprisingly, the European Union, they have all become henchmen for empire, following Washington’s marching orders.
The recent brutal attack on Yemen is US-supported and led by Saudi Wahhabis, an aggressive fundamentalist off-shoot of Sunni Islam. Fighting a proxy war against the Shia Muslims in Iran and the Yemeni Houthis, a secular off-spring of Shia Islam, as well as Syria with its ruling Ba’ath party (a socialist faction of Sunnis)–is a win-win, serving the big trans-Atlantic master, as well as Riyadh’s key objectives – regime change in Syria and annihilating Iran.
Yemen’s Houthis, a Zaydi sect of Shia Muslims, congregated themselves in the early 1990s as a secular progressive group of “Young Believers”.
As crusaders for peace they helped poor communities and organized youth camps in the northern Saada province. With President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s Government becoming increasingly repressive against any movement with a socialist connotation, the Houtis grew rapidly into an army of young men, soon becoming a dominating force in the North.They were seeking democracy, openly opposing the US-Saudi supported dictator,who was kept in power by Washington since 1978. TheHouthis organized a first uprising against the Saleh Government in 2004, but were defeated by Saleh’s brutal army with heavy backing by the Saudi tyrants.
Under continuous popular (and Houthi) pressure and with Washington’s nod, Saleh finally stepped down in February 2012, ceding power to his Vice President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. The Houthis, by now a large constituency of left leaning Shias,wanted a more egalitarian representation in Parliament. They attracted small parties and like-minded Muslim splinter groups to form a coalition. Among them was the new “Arab Spring”party, led by a woman and with an anti-capitalist discourse. They emerged from the mass movement against President Saleh in 2011. The Houtis eventually succeeded in taking control by storming government buildings and Parliament in January 2015. Hadi resigned, fled to his native Aden and eventually received safe conduct from the monarchy of Saudi Arabia.
The Houtis hastily formed a five-member transition government and intended to write a new Constitution with democratic principles. However after the Washington-backed Saudi airstrikes on 25 March 2015, the leadership of Yemen is in a state uncertainty. The last thing Washington wants in the strategic southern tip of the Arab Peninsula is a socialist government.

ISIS and al-Qaeda are both involved in the Yemen conflict. They represent the epitome of western created terror armies. They continue to be supported as well as fought by Washington and its western stooges.They are bombed by NATO and its Middle Eastern allies in disguise for western propaganda.In reality they receive weapons and food deliveries from NATO and other western powers and are leading proxy wars for Washington – in Iraq, Syria – and, yes, in Yemen. ISIS helps keeping the US / NATO killing and cash machine alive and well.
With some notable exceptions, the so-called Arab Spring is basically a CIA / Mossad driven destabilizing force throughout the Middle East and North Africa with the objective of establishing neo-colonial rulers, similar to those western instigated, US / NATO led ‘color revolutions’ in the former Soviet Republics. Some exceptions include the West Sahara, Bahrein and even Egypt, where at one point genuine socialist movements infiltrated the US / Mossad sponsored rebellions. The new Yemeni Arab Spring party also appears to belong to the exceptions.
These newly flaring-up conflicts in the Middle East, and now especially the systematic destruction and partition of Yemen, is part of a bigger picture: a strategic move subjugating the Middle East by organized chaos.
Domination of Yemen is an important step on the Zionist-Anglo-Saxon Empire’s path towards world hegemony. Yemen at the southerntip of the Arabian Peninsula, and Somalia, at the Horn of Africa, already subdued to empire’sbidding, are among the most strategic spots for controlling the entire Middle East and GulfStates. They constitute direct links to the US and French military bases in Djibouti and toDiego Garcia, the British island in the Indian Ocean, leased to the US military in the 1960’s – which today hosts the largest US naval base outside the US mainland. Through this geographic triangle Washington and NATO are effectively controlling the entire Indian Ocean.

Yemen, like Ukraine, is just another square on the geopolitical chess board which the exceptional nation aims to dominate. However, revolutions and social upheavals from all corners of the globe are gradually encroaching on empire’s hegemony. Moreover, the looming economic power shift to the East will be the final blow on the way to Washington’s demise.

Hadi resigned. He has no authority to request aggression against Yemen from anyone.
Just another con job. How much was Hadi paid? The US-Saudi action is illegal. Another war of aggression with no legal justification.
Tags: Yemen, Hadi
clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
Yemen’s Ansarullah: Qaeda Defeated in Aden’s Maala, 15 Terrorists Arrested
Al-Masdar News on April 7, 2015
Yemen’s Ansarullah movement announced that two tanks and one armored vehicle were regained after expelling Qaeda’s terrorists and Hadi’s militiamen from the city of Maala in Aden.
Ansarullah added that 15 Qaeda terrorists were arrested and scores were killed after the group’s militants were expelled from Lodr-Zanjabar-Aden highway.
clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
I’m attacked by French President, website hacked, deleted from Wikipedia
April 4, 2015 Kevin Barrett
Charlie Hebdo book threatens to unleash paradigm shift
The book is now available for purchase (if the website is working)
It was bad enough being personally attacked by the President of France, who is threatening to ban my “conspiracy theories” at the national, European, and global levels.
Even as Hollande is attacking me, they’ve launched cyber-attacks on my book’s website and deleted my Wikipedia entry. Here is what you now get when you look for “Kevin Barrett” on Wikipedia.
My extensive and extensively-vandalized Wikipedia entry had been up for almost a decade. Now it’s gone. Here’s how it used to look:
It’s ironic that even as the President of France attacked me as one of the world’s five leading conspiracy intellectuals, Wikipedia decided I was less significant than a couple of former rugby and cricket players of the same name.
If you google my name you get 28 million results and they’re pretty much all me, with very few mentions of retired rugby players.
Somehow I don’t think they took down my page because I had suddenly slipped into insignificance…at the same time I was being singled out by the President of France.
Like Jason Taverner, the celebrity hero of a Philip K. Dick novel, I have awakened into a world in which I no longer exist – at least not on Wikipedia. I have been…deleted.
On the other hand, being deleted from Wikepedia IS better than being deleted, period. I hear they occasionally do that to “conspiracy theorists.” Like Jim Keith dying from “blunt force trauma to the chest” during knee surgery, or Bill Cooper getting shot down in his own home for exposing 9/11, or Dorothy Kilgallen getting whacked to nix her book on the JFK assassination.
Along with Wikipedia’s consigning me to oblivion, someone launched cyber attacks on the We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo website.
Listen to my discussion with Huffington Post Bloggers Union journalist Daniel Bruno, who discovered the Wikipedia deletion and cyber-hacking.
It seems that someone really, REALLY does not want you to read We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo.
Why are they so afraid of this book?
Maybe because, as David Ray Griffin says, it’s a “breakthrough in the study of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS).” Exposing a huge false flag less than three months after it happened, in the form of a credible, scholarly book, is something new under the sun.
More and order info http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/04/charlie-pushback/

Cameron complicit or just pre-knew?
clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
Israel Attacked by Anonymous
April 7, 2015 Veterans Today on
Operation Electronic Holocaust launched this morning against Israeli web sites, social networks, and data centers aims to punish Israel for its Crimes Against Humanity
More http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/07/electronic-holocaust/
clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
Israel nuked America on 9-11-01! – Shout it from the rooftops (Part II)
It's time to completely reject all the false narratives and Controlled Major Mass Media big lies used to cover up the fact that Israel attacked America on 9-11-01 using Nukes stolen from Pantex in Amarillo, Texas.
Preston James, Ph.D on April 5, 2015
It can no longer be argued that Mideast Islamics had anything to do with the attack on America on 9-11-01.
As Veterans Today Senior Editor and Director Gordon Duff, a veteran Intel Officer and former Marine as well as a registered diplomat, revealed conclusively when he delivered the keynote speech at the Damascus Conference “Combating Terrorism and Religious Extremism” last December 2014, the real problem is not terrorism but is a very large Organized Crime Cabal associated with Israel.
When this truth about what Terrorism actually is, was first publicly declared anywhere by Gordon Duff, it sent shock-waves around the World.
This keynote speech was the first public declaration ever that Israel is linked to a very large Worldwide Organized Crime Syndicate that uses staged, disguised, false-flag terror to attain its sinister political and economic goals.
Israel wants the whole World to think that Islamic religious extremism produces terrorism and is the main problem, when actually all Terrorism comes from Israeli religious extremism.
It is hard for the World to understand that these violent acts of Israeli religious extremism because they are false-flag attacks disguised to be blamed on Islamics and because the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) owned and controlled by six Israeli assets to continually broadcast and publish big lies, false-narratives and propaganda on behalf of Israel.
We now know for sure based on irrefutable, rock solid, smoking gun Intel that these very crafty False-Flag attacks by Israel all over the World are deployed on behalf of its overlord, the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (KM) based in the City of London Financial District, a separate nation like the Vatican.
And not only was this historic declaration by Gordon Duff fully accepted because it makes complete sense and explains and clarifies much and supports what many top Intel Officials all over the World have long suspected, it sent immediate shock-waves around the World to every major World Leader and every major Intelligence Agency.
Because we now know for sure that Israel nuked America on 9-11-01 and can prove it in any honest court of law, a US or a World Court, this means that Mideast Islamics had nothing to do with it at all.
This of course means that both of the massive American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were based on the big lies, false-narratives and propaganda dispensed to the American masses by the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) and were completely illegal under international law and thereby constitute abject war crimes for which those.
Numerous former top USG Officials and Members of Congress will someday soon be made accountable for committing espionage against America related to 9-11-01, its coverup and for all their war crimes based on lying about it and falsely blaming Islamics in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And those top USG officials and Members of Congress that pushed for these wars and approved resolutions to finance them must be tried not only for these serious war crimes that resulted in over 1 million innocent civilian deaths, but for all the dead, wounded, and disabled American Soldiers who were sacrificed for nothing in order to fight wars for Israel and the Khazarian Mafia (KM).
One of the most interesting traits we have discovered about these members of Congress who have sold out to the Khazarian Mafia (KM) and Israel in return for the massive political contributions, perks, and huge set-aside allocations in foreign numbered bank accounts is that they have the quality of being remarkably two-faced. That is, able to put on a phony public face while having a very evil, sociopathic inner nature characterized by absolutely no functioning soul or conscience. Yes, these Perps appear to have lost their very souls.
It’s time for those Americans who assisted the Israelis with 9-11-01 and who covered it up to be indicted, arrested, tried and convicted for their various roles in the nuclear attack on America on 9-11-01 by Israel and its coverup.

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clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
Those responsible for these illegal invasions and wars against Iraq and Afghanistan must also be tried for espionage and Treason against America on behalf of the Khazarian Mafia (KM) and Israel for the incredible damage done to the American economy in order to put vast war profits in the pockets of the Rothschild Khazarian Banksters and their associated International Defense Contractors.
But they must also be tried for the illegal torture and other mass war crimes they were responsible for setting the Policies that produced such massive crimes against humanity and so much mass suffering and death.
Can you imagine how great the damage awards are going to be when these Perps are brought to justice by the whole World someday not too far off and have all their personal assets seized and clawed back no matter where they are kept even if offshore.
Perhaps it’s time to start serving Writs of Mandamus to the Provost Marshals Office and the US Attorney General or whoever is now responsible for the US Department of Justice.
We now have smoking gun irrefutable evidence of who actually did the attack on America on 9-11-01 and how they did it.
We now have very detailed smoking gun Intel from numerous top Intel Agencies that proves beyond any reasonable doubt that Israel attacked America on 9-11-01 using W-54 Nuclear Pits stolen out the backdoor at Pantex in Amarillo Texas with the help of the Bush Crime Cabal (BCC).
We know for sure that Mossad operatives transported these 350 stolen W-54 Davy Crockett nuclear Pits to Israel where they were reprocessed and combined and then transported back to America and stored in a Mossad safe-house in Fort Lee right across from NYC.
It was Mossad proprietary Urban Moving Systems that finally transported these mini-nukes to rest in the Twin trade Towers where they were detonated on 9-11-01 by the Mossad with full knowledge and protection provided by Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush 2, and high ranking Traitors in the JCS, USAF, NORAD, and the FAA.
We now know for certain that Bibi Netanyahu has been functioning as the operational head of the Khazarian Mafia (KM) and personally planned and ordered the nuclear attack on America on 9-11-01.
Top Intel sources from several different countries have reported that Netanyahu is a very hands-on former “Red Mafiya” KGB agent who was cut off from Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed and that he maintains very close relationships with all his Mossad Operatives, assets and key Sayanims working on behalf of Israel doing espionage inside America.
This includes many Members of Congress, the key Kingpins of the Bush Crime Cabal which controls most of the CIA, and AIPAC, JINSA, the ADL, Bnai Brith, the Defense policy Board, and many so-called non-profit organizations like the Heritage Foundation who work on behalf of the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (KM) whether their members realize it or not.

What has been the result of the Israel nuclear attack on America on 9-11-01?
Here http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/05/israel-nuked-america-on-9-11-01-shout-it-from-the-rooftops-part-ii/
clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
Shout it from the Rooftops – Israel has Nukes and is a Criminal Terror State!
We now know for sure that Israel has a large stockpile of nuclear weapons and will not admit it. It is time for President Obama to publicly declare this fact
March 31, 2015 Preston James, Ph.D
It’s time to end the ongoing and seemingly endless Israeli charade about Iranians supposedly being in the process of developing nukes.
Bibi Netanyahu has been constantly harping that Iran is developing nukes and soon will have a deploy-able nuclear bomb unless stopped. What Netanyahu and Israeli Likudists really want is for the United States of America to attack and invade Iran on their behalf.
Despite all this an Agreement seems to be imminent either now or before summer of 2015 and each of the six nations involved in the talks with Iran including the United States of America seems to be lining up against the criminal regime the Likudists which has been running Israel on behalf of the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia.
More than a few insiders believe that the Likudists stole the recent election which placed Bibi Netanyahu back in power illegitimately according to exit poll data which is strikingly divergent from supposed vote totals.
And was the recent German Airliner crash which had a team of Spanish cyber investigators onboard who were going to investigate Netanyahu’s stolen election caused by an Israeli cyber hijacking of the aircraft’s autopilot ordered by Netanyahu?
It’s time for all to see through Netanyahu’s paranoid delusions and false accusations on behalf of the Likudist nutcases and the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia based within the City of London, a private nation of private Central Banksters.

In the circumstances I wish the revealers well.
clothcapclothcap on April 7th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
Former NATO commander: A new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine is 'imminent'
April 7 2015 Business Insider By Jeremy Bender
(Vadim Ghirda/AP)A Russia-backed rebel sniper wears a mask in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.A new Russian-led offensive in Ukraine is likely to take place within the month, the former head of US and NATO forces in Europe warned.
Retired General Wesley Clark warned at an exclusive briefing with the Atlantic Council that a renewed Russian offensive in Ukraine was "imminent" and would "most probably" take place between Orthodox Easter on April 12 and Russia's celebrations of VE Day on May 8.
Clark said he reached this timeframe by speaking to a number of sources within the Ukrainian military both in Kiev and along the frontline in eastern Ukraine.
"Ukrainian forces expect attack within the next sixty days," Clark writes for the Atlantic Council. "This assessment is based on geographic imperatives, the ongoing pattern of Russian activity, and an analysis of Russian actions, statements, and Putin’s psychology to date."
More http://finance.yahoo.com/news/former-nato-commander-russian-offensive-155600248.html
Zioboy that cried wolf?
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
Looking dumber and dumber......as expected.
Climate-change deniers in retreat.
"WASHINGTON -- There is no denying it: Climate-change deniers are in retreat.

What began as a subtle shift away from the claim that man-made global warming is not a threat to the planet has lately turned into a stampede. The latest attempt to deny denial comes from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful group that pushes for states to pass laws that are often drafted by industry. As my Washington Post colleagues Tom Hamburger, Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney report, ALEC is not only insisting that it doesn't deny climate change -- it's threatening to sue those who suggest otherwise......................................
For politicians and climate-denial groups, the elixir of life is money. Now that corporations are becoming reluctant to bankroll crazy theories, the surrender of climate-change deniers will follow."

clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: Looking dumber and dumber......as expected.
Climate change is caused by solar radiation variation. Only a fool denies the Sun controls energy input into the atmosphere. Only a fool claims CO2 drives climate change. The climate is entering a period of advancing glaciation signified by a reduction in UV radiation symptomised by sunspots. The planet has not warmed since the 90s, since 2003 when solar radiation stopped increasing there has been an insignificant decline in global T (hiatus) that will accelerate. Efforts to geoengineer the climate look to be delaying cooling. Possibly a tie-in can be found between those still punting CO2 demonisation and those funding geoengineering.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 04:12 am (UTC)
Yet Another MH17 Theory... Kolomoisky Did It!
As long as the investigating governments stall on presenting their findings, these sorts of theories will run wild. What, we wonder, could be the reason for this ridiculous stalling? In the meantime, for those of you who go in for this sort of thing, yet another MH17 theory. Oh, and also, the author argues, convincingly we think, that the Dutch authorities were (are) negligent and inept. Hear, hear!
Apr 6 2015 Gerrie. Deep Resource
It was most likely Kolomoisky who did it
One of the largest political public forums in the Netherlands geenstijl.nl and focal point of the Dutch resistance against Islamization of the Netherlands, has published a leaked email, written by a Dutch diplomat and probably sent to colleagues within the Dutch foreign ministry. Date: 14 July 2014, that is three days before the MH17 tragedy. She reports about a briefing of western diplomats by Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin. Klimkin expressed his concern about the escalation of the military situation in the East. He also stresses the danger of the situation in the skies above Donbass and refers to a recent case of an Antonov that was downed from an altitude of 6200 m. The Geenstijl folks use the email to illustrate that the Dutch government knew very well about the dangers of flying over Donbass and (correctly) accuse the Dutch government of negligence and inaction. So far, so good.
But Geenstijl fails to notice a very interesting fact and as a consequence doesn’t draw far-reaching conclusions from it.
The Ukrainian foreign minister openly states that the separatists don’t have the means to take down planes from high altitude and (probably correctly) accuses the Russian Federation of taking the Ukrainian military Antonov down.
That’s quite a statement, made by a Ukrainian foreign minister, three days before the MH17 was shot down, please let that sink in.
The separatists did not do it, because they did not have the means to do it, as per Ukrainian foreign minister’s own admission.
Kiev didn’t do it either. You are not going to brief western diplomats on the highest level that the separatists don’t have the means to down the planes, if you intend to setup a false flag operation and blame the separatists anyway.
Technically, the Russians could have done it, like they likely did with the Antonov, but unlike the separatists, the Russians knew precisely which plane is what on the basis of radar information and downing a western plane is the last thing the Russians would want to do.
So, if neither the Russians, nor Kiev did it, than who did it?
Quatro non datur.
It must have been a rogue operation by the governor of Dnepropetrovsk, who picked up the phone and ordered a squadron to take out a plane with Vladimir Putin on board. But Putin’s plane decided on a last minute change of course and the Ukrainian fighter jet pilot took down the wrong plane.
Continues http://russia-insider.com/en/mh17-leaked-dutch-foreign-office-email/5331

Edited at 2015-04-08 11:54 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 08:30 am (UTC)
Here's What One Key Russian Analyst Thinks Will Happen to Ukraine's Most-Hated Oligarch
Markov is an important analyst with real access and important positions in the Russian government. He's been right on a lot of things before.
Apr 6 Sergey Markov(Izvestia - Russian daily) Translated for RI by Kristina Aleshnikova
Igor Kolomoisky is one of the key figures in Ukrainian politics. He has already gone down in history as the executioner of the "Russian Spring", drowning it in terror. At the critical moment after the fall of the legitimate government of Viktor Yanukovych it became apparent that a good half of the country did not support the new power in Kiev. At that point it was this very Kolomoisky who became both author and sponsor of the technique that prevented Novorossia from incorporating all the south-eastern regions of Ukraine. At first, this technique was used in Dnepropetrovsk, and then transferred to Zaporozhye, Kharkov and Odessa as well as to other cities, which were not loyal to the bloody coup in Kiev.
The essence of the technique comprised mobilisation of all radical and marginal forces under the vigilant control of security officers from Ukrainian and Western intelligence agencies. Units of storm troopers were set up with a noticeable hard core of dozens of neo-Nazi militants equipped with firearms and hundreds of the armed ‘ultranationalist’ youth all ready to take action to clean up the city centre.
The storm trooper units were managed by security service officers and guarded by police from the western and central regions of the country.
Under the pretext of attending football matches in cities of the South-East, hundreds of people from fans were brought together. After play ended, these people, pretty high on stimulants, lined up in a column and marched through the city centre in an organised way, shouting anti-Russian and ultranationalist slogans. It is hardly surprising that such actions terrified the peace-loving residents of the South-East. When clashes occurred, as happened in Odessa, the core of the column and the backbone of the ultras went to the front taking weapons with them. Thus, by repressing or simply destroying the enemies of Ukrainian terror, Igor Kolomoisky managed to consolidate power in most of the south eastern regions.
Continues http://russia-insider.com/en/case_kolomoisky/5117
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 10:02 am (UTC)
IMF defends huge support for war-torn Ukraine
AFP By Paul Handley
Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday defended its risky new $17.5 billion loan to Ukraine after eight failed programs with the country, stressing the government was committed to discipline and reform.
IMF first deputy managing director David Lipton said that a real window for progress had opened "for the first time" after decades of government mismanagement and corruption.
As recently as 2013, he said, there was no will among Kiev's leaders to undertake the reforms needed to right its economy, especially to address massive corruption.
"Now, Ukraine has the political will, but it has to contend with full-blown economic and financial crisis," Lipton told the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington.
Today, he said, "the country has elected leaders who are approaching economic policy making with purpose and commitment."
Lipton was speaking a week before the IMF's spring meetings, where members are expected to challenge the Fund management over its second Ukraine program in a year as the country remains mired in a conflict with pro-Moscow separatists that has left more than 6,000 dead.
The strain of the war has emptied the government's coffers and run down its foreign reserves to a bare minimum, putting it on track to default on its huge debt load.
In early March the IMF replaced its admittedly inadequate two-year loan program from 2014 with a four-year, $17.5 billion loan that forms the core of a broader $40 billion bailout of the country.
With another key facet of the program still not in place, a debt restructuring that needs to save the government another $15 billion, the IMF admitted that the risks to its program are "exceptionally high".
More http://news.yahoo.com/imf-defends-huge-support-war-torn-ukraine-175036007.html
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 12:26 pm (UTC)
Russia Offers Serbia Stronger Military Ties as Counter to NATO
April 7, 2015 by Misha Savic
Serbia should step up cooperation with the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization to meet its goal of military neutrality after strengthening ties with NATO, Russia’s ambassador to Belgrade told lawmakers.
Cooperation with Russia could “intensify” when a Serbian parliamentary delegation visits St. Petersburg for talks that will touch on the Russian-led alliance, said Milovan Drecun, a lawmaker of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is “being very active in Serbia,” Alexander Chepurin told a security forum in parliament in Belgrade. “It would suit Serbia’s interest to maintain good relations with the ODKB as well,” he said, referring to the Russian-language acronym for the group of six former Soviet republics.
Russia is trying to counter what it sees as an expansionary push by NATO that included the acceptance of ex-communist countries in the former Soviet sphere of influence in the past two decades. The alliance is strengthening its presence among its members on Russia’s border as European Union members and the U.S. say they have evidence that leaders in Moscow are stoking a war in Ukraine. Russia denies involvement.
More http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-07/russia-offers-serbia-stronger-military-ties-as-counter-to-nato
How much has Cameron given to the IMF? £14 billion? More?
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 12:53 pm (UTC)
Energy Bosses’ Fury Over IoD Smart Meter Call
Apr 7, 2015 Sky News
Britain’s energy companies have launched an extraordinary attack on one of the country's most respected business groups amid calls for the Government to scrap an £11bn scheme that will see smart meters installed in every UK home.
Sky News has obtained a copy of a private letter from Lawrence Slade, the chief executive of EnergyUK, in which he accuses Simon Walker, director-general of the Institute of Directors (IoD), of producing a “flawed”, “damaging” and “ill-informed” analysis of the issue.
Mr Slade’s attack follows an IoD report late last month which said that the UK-wide rollout of smart meters should be “halted, altered or scrapped” to avoid an “unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake”.
The Government initiative is due to be completed by the end of the decade and could cost as much as £11bn, although some analysts suggest that consumers could ultimately save a far greater sum from the installation of the new technology, which will replace estimated meter readings.
It is the latest conflagration to engulf the energy sector at a time when the supply of gas and electricity is at the centre of a political crackdown and a wide-ranging probe by competition regulators.
More https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/energy-bosses-fury-over-iod-172442038.html
They emit harmful microwave radiation and do not reduce bills. They also allow the UK regime to spy on communities and cost jobs, i.e. meter readers.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC)
Truth Lockout
Posted by Preston James, Ph.D on April 7, 2015
Instead of informing the public of important news and serving Americans, the Controlled Major Mass Media is an illegal news Cartel that dispenses Big Government Lies, false-narratives, and propaganda to Psyop the American People and lockout any real truth.
We now know for certain that Major News that is dispensed to mainstream America is not only false, but it is comprised of Big Government Lies, false-narratives, and notably false USG propaganda.
And we also know for certain that the Major Mass Media in America is completely controlled by six men who are subservient to the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (KM) and are known to be their Cutouts.
These six News Controllers manipulate much of their biased reporting and news to serve as sophisticated Psyops used to manipulate the American People into illegal, Unconstitutional, unprovoked, undeclared un-winnable, perpetual foreign wars of acquisition for Israel and the Khazarian Mafia (KM).
The result of this misuse of this Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) run by six Khazarian Mafia (KM) Cutouts is that this CMMM has become an illegal monopoly, an actual illegal News Cartel that must be broken up under existing anti-trust laws.
Yes, we now know for certain that the Controlled Major Mass media has created a complete lockout of the Truth about any story they report in their evening News Reports which is best considered an ongoing criminal Psyops against the American People as well as espionage against America by those who own, control and run the CMMM on behalf of the Khazarian Mafia.
The Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM) serves as an Israeli espionage front inside America.
Continues http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/07/truth-lockout/
[...and inside the UK]
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hezbollah Units Move into Saudi
April 3, 2015 Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Will Hezbollah bring Saudi's war on Yemen home to roost?

The video above shows a Hezbollah unit from inside Iraq entering Saudi Arabia. A Saudi military facility can be seen in the video.
Here is what we are told:
Hezbollah units long infiltrated into Saudi Arabia are more than prepared to bring the war in Yemen home to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi move south against Yemen makes one thing clear, despite protests, Saudi Arabia has more than an understanding with ISIS, much more. Below is a video prepared for the KSA after 9/11. Issues of key vulnerabilities are discussed that have an impact on Saudi strategic planning and why they might align themselves with ISIS, Al Nusra and the Muslim Brotherhood.
As we see in this second video, found as a VHS tape in a box under my basement stairs, our friends in Saudi Arabia have depended on an American presence in Iraq for their security. With the Americans gone, ISIS has been securing Saudi Arabia or so it seems.
Now that Saudi Arabia plans to play policeman in Yemen, albeit from the air only, we will see how willing they are to get their hands dirty on the ground.
Perhaps readers should be reminded that the “government of Yemen” that resigned and fled to Saudi Arabia gained legitimacy through a 2012 “color revolution” and a 98% majority in an election with only one candidate and “65% voting” by 5% of eligible voters.
What we are saying and what we have said all along regarding Ukraine, we don’t have a coup against a government at all but a failure of an earlier coup that simply never took hold. What the press is reporting is lie upon lie.
And so it goes…
Source VT http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/03/hezbollah-units-move-into-saudi/
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Hezbollah Units Move into Saudi
From comments
Alex Kushnir
I’m confused – Hezbollah was the bunch of rag tag fighters that kicked Israel’s butt in Lebanon in 2006.
Hezbollah are in Syria along with Kurds fighting ISIS. ISIS is supported by our CIA and friends in the ME.
Al Qaeda and the Syrian rebels(?) are fighting along with the Syrian military against ISIS.
We created al Qaeda and covertly fund ISIS and leave them $billions of weapons abandoned in the fighting fields.
British planes dropping military supplies to the ISIS are shot down in Iraq by the Iraqi’s and Kurds.
Our military is sending fighter planes to bombard the ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
In Yemen, we have abandoned another $half billion of military goods for the rebels(?)
The Saudis along with Israel are sending fighter jets to bomb the rebels in Yemen – now Hezbollah may enter the skirmish. But – will they be fighting in Saudi or Yemen?
It appears our leaders with all this diplomacy are running around in circles and soon to disappear HUTA (head up the ass).
It must simply boil down to the money – spend – spend – spend and con the tax payer with smoke and mirrors!

Doug Henning
Smoke and mirrors. And, hall of mirrors. That's the intel community and the M.I.S.C. for ya. What did our founders say about "entangling alliances?" Apparently, 235+ years ago, they were not just puffing smoke. In warfare, the technology and the weapons change. Motives, goals, and ambitions do not . Someone of wise counsel in 1520 in Germany, warned about desires for "silks and spices." Especially from abroad. This usually tends to get one in trouble. It is not as much problems with material wants. It is the motives, goals, and ambitions ..

William Snapp · Top Commenter · Works at Retired
Thank you Mr. Henning. I could not have said it better myself.

William Snapp
Mr. Kushnir, very well put. What you may be describing may be called "Managed Chaos". As long as everything is totally out of control and confusing then the behind the scenes Big Boys get carry out their hidden agenda. The Saudis and Israel have been holding hands for a long time over giving Israel over flight permission for Israel to go after Iran (a long time ago). Retired Gen. Weasley Clark said that the real goal for ISIS is to go after Hezbollah. Remember Hezbollah drove Israel out of Lebonon when Israel had been in Leb. for about 18 years and Hezbollah fought Israel to a stand still in 2006. Each time Hezbollah rockets going deeper into Israel. See my reply to Abuu Alii below for more information.

Coalition Forces bombed the Russian Consulate in Yemen. Either they did it on purpose or trigger-happy amateurs are playing with weapons in one of the most volatile places on Earth. The psychos are hellbent on a war no matter what it takes. They are so desperate that they are openly reckless.

There was this article on the financial times entitled “A short guide to the Middle East” that said: “Sir, Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad! Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. But Gulf states are pro-Sisi! Which means they are against Muslim Brothergood. Iran is pro-Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Bortherhood! Obama is backing Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hamas is against the US! Gulf states are pro-US. But Turkey which is with Gulf states against Assad; yet Turkey is pro-Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi. And General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf States! Welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day.”
Now this was posted in 2013, and now, 2 years forwards, we here on VT should do a similar summarization of things there, now that the Iran nuclear deal is being inked, and yemen is burning, ISIS was born etc. Whos up for the task?!

I suspect far fewer people are confused than the number pitched for. The participants are likely the most confused.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
$1 Billion Lawsuit:
Government Funded Studies Intentionally Infected People with STDs
Carey Wedler Activist Post
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Johns Hopkins University for performing unethical, government-sponsored studies on Guatemalan citizens in the 1940s and 1950s.
Doctors from the hospital, the suit alleges, deliberately infected soldiers, prisoners, orphans, and the mentally ill with STDs like syphilis and gonorrhea — without their consent — in order to test whether or not penicillin could cure them. Consent was only granted from authorities in Guatemala.
The lawsuit involves almost 800 plaintiffs, including affected family members and spouses of the original victims. It is seeking nearly a billion dollars in damages and also names the Rockefeller Foundation as complicit, saying it helped “design, support, encourage and finance” the studies.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2015/04/1-billion-lawsuit-government-funded.html#more
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
On the radio
Don't know which show but they are discussing grey squirrels in Ireland. Apparently when pine martens arrive grey squirrels vacate the area. In places where this has happened red squirrel populations have recovered. One for the foresters to note.
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
Taking Back Their Power from Smart Meters in Pennsylvania
Catherine J. Frompovich Activist Post
In 2008 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Legislative body passed, and then-Governor Ed Rendell signed into Pennsylvania Law – PA HB2200, which became Act 129 of 2008. That unethical and vested-interest law mandated AMI Smart Meters (SMs) replace perfectly safe analog meters on all residences with utility companies servicing 100,000 customers.
However, that bill/law is flawed legally insofar as it does not provide an Opt-out from Smart Meters, which are fire hazards [1, 2, 3] as confirmed by numerous house fires caused by SMs around the USA. For those who doubt SMs cause house fires, here’s a link to more SM house fire photographs than you may want to see or know about. In reference 3 above, a man in Texas was killed by a SM-started house fire!
Plus, SMs are hazardous to human health from the radiofrequency (RF) non-ionizing radiation they emit into each household, in effect creating what some consider a ‘microwave oven like’ environment to live in creating adverse health effects.
Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs are serviced by PECO, an Exelon Company, who now is sending out shut off notices to homeowners who refuse/decline/deny access to replacing the analog meters with SMs. The irony of all the shut off notices is that those customers receiving them have no unpaid electric bills! They feel it’s time for pushback
More http://www.activistpost.com/2015/04/taking-back-their-power-from-smart.html#more
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
California Water Authorities Using Smart Meter Data as Evidence to Impose Fines
Melissa Melton Activist Post
The smart grid isn’t coming. It’s already here.
Everywhere people’s houses are being fitted if they already haven’t with smart electric meters and smart water meters. These meters communicate real-time usage data via radio frequency (which comes with its own set of health problems).
Essentially, consumption of utilities in your home is being big brother tracked and traced at all times on the smart grid.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2015/04/california-water-authorities-using.html#more
clothcapclothcap on April 8th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
Monsanto's Dream Bill Returns to Block GMO Labeling Forever
Heather Callaghan Activist Post
Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote about a new federal bill that would shut down the ability of the states to decide separately whether or not to label products that contained genetically engineered ingredients. Opponents aptly call it the DARK Act - Denying Americans the Right to Know...
Although sponsored by Rep. Pompeo, HR 1599 is the delight of the Grocer's Manufacturer's Association (GMA) - which supports corporations like Monsanto, Nestlé and Dow et al. The "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014" fizzled out last year, but the GMA worked to get it introduced in the current Congress.
Weston A. Price Foundation calls it "Monsanto's dream bill" because "it would allow big corporations that make and use GMOs to continue to hide them from consumers, keeping Americans in the dark about what is in their food." At the federal level....forever.
clothcapclothcap on April 9th, 2015 10:57 am (UTC)
Mass grave found in Tikrit, may contain 1,700+ bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed by ISIS http://on.rt.com/ikc9pu
Canada carries out its first airstrike in Syria http://on.rt.com/7ovvy5

English Pravda.Ru
America's Radical Oligarchy...of the Rich, by the Rich, and for the Rich: The dream is over. America has taken... http://bit.ly/1Cj5sh3

Karol en Red
Leith Al-Halabi
A complete report from Yarmouk including who is fighting who; 1,600 civilians were escorted away from the violence:
American Hell for Yemen: US Still Has NO Rival for Bringing Destruction to Millions of People around the World http://www.4thmedia.org/2015/04/freedom-rider-american-hell-for-yemen/
Yemeni Boy wiping blood off his Dead mother's Hand under rubble after Saudi Bombing
Human trafficking is considered the third largest source of profits for organized crime, behind only drugs and guns
Ian Peter Sellar
British Kids Arrested on Mere Suspicion of “Preparing Acts of Terrorism” While the Criminal Govt Ships Arms to ISIS http://shar.es/1gkisW

Net News Global
BREAKING: Syrian army has entered Idlib city on multiple fronts. Al Nusra Alqaeda Terrorists in panic.

Press TV
First ICRC aid flight arrives in Yemen capital http://ptv.io/1qWV
AFGHANISTAN ATTACK Three US troops injured after Afghan guard opens fire at US amb. convoy in Jalalabad
Jury finds Tsarnaev guilty of 2013 Boston bombings http://ptv.io/1qZp
[Patsy. Full spectrum zio. FBI/DHS false flag, media corroboration, justice system compliance.]

Ashley VivaSAA Syria
Before It's News
Despite Historic Drought, California Used 70 Million Gallons Of Water For Fracking Last Year http://b4in.org/hIFC
Times of India
200 farmers committed suicide in Marathwada, says official http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Aurangabad-Marathwada/articleshow/46844736.cms
elida Alonso
"Water is not a right. Giving water to others is servitude." – Rand Paul
'The Interview' Is Propaganda Masquerading as Comedy http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/27828-focus-the-interview-is-propaganda-masquerading-as-comedy
In the 1950's US-led bombings in N.Korea destroyed all of its 78 cities, thousands of its villages, and killed 30% of its population.
Good Ass Politics
So, US soldiers not only raped 53 girls in Colombia, they filmed it and sold it as porn.
The youngest victim was 12, when the mother confronted the American soldiers, "Your daughter is a whore, nothing happened here."
Police State https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCHwu5OW0AA6twF.jpg
Disgusting! Judge reduces child rapists sentence by 15 yrs because he didn’t “intend” to harm 3-year-old he sodomized
@Way2Wonderland sickening. Paedophiles never think they're hurting kids. That judge should be investigated
Vincent Tongue
"Kiev forces violated ceasefire 47 times over 24 hours"

Yemen is second to the United States in terms of the per capita ratio of privately owned guns.
Max Blumenthal
Los Angeles Times
Tsarnaev is guilty of "conspiracy to use WMD" https://twitter.com/latimes/status/585867216362561538 Did he have Sarin gas or is that just code for a Muslim with a bomb?

clothcapclothcap on April 9th, 2015 11:04 am (UTC)
Yemeni Spectator
I took these photos near the airport of Sanaa in Yemen. Saudi killed 30 civilians&destroyed many homes.
Swedish Parliament Agrees w/ Al QAEDA - Upholds Ban on Dancing in Public
Latin American Countries Want to Close All US Military Bases Within Their Borders http://www.activistpost.com/2015/04/latin-american-countries-want-to-close.html

Activist Post
Monsanto Admits Paying for GMO Farmer’s Legal Defense in Australia Court Case: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/04/monsanto-admits-paying-for-gmo-farmers.html

Libya 360°
Morning Star
Africans in neo colonialist led South Africa call for Black Community Control of the Police
Morning Star
Petition against Obama decree on Venezuela tops 8m signatures - Sign it here!
At Summit of Americas, U.S. pushes ‘dissidents’

Charles Edward Frith
Can consumers connect the dots? | Pentagon lost $500 mln of weapons, equipment in Yemen http://j.mp/1BOFSU2

Seumas Milne
'The US isn't winding down its wars - it's just running them at arm's length' - my Guardian column http://bit.ly/1aLm4Zi

Scott Horton
Ukraine Appoints Top Fascist to Key Military Advisory Post - Right Sector Will Be Funded by Military by @jasonditz http://news.antiwar.com/2015/04/08/ukraine-appoints-top-fascist-to-key-military-advisory-post/
Richard Hine
If there was another country in the world where cops killed people at rate they do in America, State Dept. would advise you not to go there
David Sirota
Bill Clinton forged joint business venture with a Colombian oil tycoon as Hillary oversaw US-Colombia policy http://www.ibtimes.com/colombian-oil-money-flowed-clintons-state-department-took-no-action-prevent-labor-1874464

Cynthia McKinney
They also need to be listed on INTERPOL as internationally wanted criminals. Pakistan filing charges against CIA... http://fb.me/3IlGyjlJE
[...Pakistan court says former CIA station chief will face charges over...
Islamabad high court orders murder charges be brought against Jonathan Banks and former CIA lawyer John A Rizzo for 2009 strike that killed at least three]
It's not missing, somebody got it! I want that money back for U.S. needs, like student debt relief,... http://fb.me/7blHyD2pH

Robina Creaser
Alpha Bravo
Please expose Rabbi pedophiles.
Children sexually abused by Israelis.
Chinese Government Sued over Monsanto Causing Cancer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/naturalsocietyblog/~3/yg02HXFHRwE/
Becky Hastings - I can't believe this is happening.
Heavy heart after watching the charade in CA. Nearly 400 members of public opposed #SB277; 59 in favor.
But the committee voted 6-2 in fav
Ritual circumcision by Jewish Rabbis, infecting newborns with deadly herpes.
http://pimppreacher.com/post/85718036780/jewish-rabbis-have-now-infected-14-babies-with … WTF is wrong with the parents?

When the Jihadists Turn on Their Masters

Lisa Karpova
Vladimir Suchan
Video evidence: Maidan snipers tied to Maidan leaders, and, here, directly to Avakov https://vk.com/strelkov_info?z=video-57424472_171328125%2Fa93bffce16080d458c

Edited at 2015-04-09 11:07 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on April 9th, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
Pepe's "Eurasian emporium or nuclear war?"