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17 May 2015 @ 05:39 pm
VT Exclusive: French Arrested in Assad Assassination Attempt  
May 16, 2015 by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
French ask for return of accused conspirators
By Nahed al Husaini and Gordon Duff
Two French nationals along with Syrian Kurds were arrested in a bizarre attempt on the life if Bashar al Assad, President of Syria. The French government has already contacted Damascus through direct channels asking for the return of those arrested. The French indicate they are willing to enter into negotiations for the return of the captive accused assassins.
The alleged conspirators are said to have been working with a Kurdish terror cell that had penetrated the household staff of Assad. The Kurds had planted explosives inside detergent containers at the presidential palace south of Damascus.  The attack was not successful.
The French security officers arrested had been in Syria earlier as part of a secret combined French/Syrian task force on terrorism. Two French intelligence officers who were smuggled across the border into Syria by Al Nusra militants south of Qalamoun, scene of an intense battle that has raged for weeks.
Their previous visit to Damascus earlier this year was a secret mission that accompanied the French delegation during their Febrary 27, 2015 visit. The official reason for the visit was to arrange for the reopening of the French embassy which had been closed since 2012.
Syrian officials speaking anonymously say that the Damascus government believes the would be assassins are part of a Kurdish faction trained inside Jordan. The explosives used were from the Royal Jordanian Army.
How does this tie in with the Israeli zionist regime? Much of the French gov is zio, the DGSE is under Bilderberg's jack boot and Hollande is a fawning self-server.
Current Location: far side of the moon
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
‘Bigger role’ for US in Minsk II accords: Are you sure, Ms. Nuland?
May 17, 2015
One year into the Ukrainian crisis, Washington reveals a desire to jump on the bandwagon of the Minsk peace accords – brokered by France and Germany. Not bad news, after all, but when it comes from Victoria Nuland...
News that US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and President Putin came as only a small surprise this week. In the wake of the most impressive Victory Day celebration ever across Russia, most experts agreed that the Russia people’s vigilance held a fairly massive sway over world public opinion afterwards. Western media was not oblivious to this either.
However much of a positive this trend may be, news that the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and sidekick Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt are on the loose again tends to quell hopes of peace.
On Saturday Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told reporters she (and the United States of America) wanted to play a more significant role in the Minsk accords upcoming. To be honest, everyone I mention this to seems to come down with the shivers, whether they’re from western or eastern Europe. Given the US bureaucrat’s past tenor, and her “F” bomb flubs the United States could NOT do worse in belaying either Russian or rebels’ fears.
For those unfamiliar with the Minsk II situation: The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany agreed on February 11 to a package of measures aimed at alleviating the crisis in war torn east Ukraine. The deal, overseen by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), revived the failed protocol agreed to on September 5, 2014.
From the onset of both these efforts, Nuland and her Tonto conspirator Geoffrey Pyatt have been part of the problem in Ukraine, rather than part of the peaceful solution.
More http://rt.com/op-edge/259345-nuland-moscow-ukraine-ceasefire/
Worthwhile read despite Nuland's image at the top of the piece. Is she from the same alien planet as Clinton?
If you are into horror stuff click http://cdn.rt.com/files/opinionpost/3f/51/10/00/nuland-moscow-ukraine-ceasefire.si.jpg
Lavrov left her in the corridor while he listened to Kerry.

Relative: Poroshenko says Minsk deal ‘pseudo-peace’, vows to fight to the last drop of blood
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
TakeUsWithYouScotland: 1000s in N. England sign petition to join 'future independent Scotland'
May 16 2015
Over 35,000 people from northern England have signed a petition, asking to join future independent Scotland and sever from London. It says ‘the northerners’ have more bonds with Scotland than with “the ideologies of the London-centric south.”
“The deliberations in Westminster are becoming increasingly irrelevant to the north of England,” says an online petition to the UK Government on change.org website.
The document dubbed: ‘Allow the north of England to secede from the UK and join Scotland’ has been signed by almost 35,000 people.
More http://rt.com/uk/259205-uk-scotland-join-petition/
Commented Dan
It's David Cameron. Who could be proud to be in a country that has such a twit as the leader?
Cloth cap
Twit? A traitor, liar, criminal, agent of the globalists and the instigator of tens of thousands of deaths. I'd go a lot stronger than twit.
At least some ppl are waking up.
I like the idea of Scotland, it's a beautiful country with nice ppl. But running away doesn't solve the problem.
"We are many they are few" is true but the few have amassed huge fortunes through a deceptive and fraudulent currency system. They control the media news and entertainment, who stands for election, NATO, police, civil service and local gov, NHS (common purpose), orphanages, courts, armed forces, financial mkts.
Taking back the media should be a major objective, maybe the first. A mass strike by journos and staff? Most of them know what is going down.

clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
RT Newsline
05:31 At least 3 reported killed in bomb explosion near Kabul Airport
A car bomb has rammed a convoy of foreign troops on the road near Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said. At least three people, including two Afghans and a British national were killed in the latest attack in the city, officials said. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL). EUPOL spokeswoman Sari Haukka-Konu said one of their vehicles was hit by the blast.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Net News Global
>>The army steps up operations against terrorists in Palmyra and other areas http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=40824
Animated Infographic: Water for the Future https://larouchepac.com/20150515/animated-infographic-water-future
98 wanted persons turn themselves in http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=40890 [Syria]
Car bomb dismantled in Homs city http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=40876
Russia Opens New Crossing Facility on Border With Ukraine http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150516/1022223149.html
South Sudan Rebels in Major Assault on Key Town of Malakal http://in.sputniknews.com/world/20150516/1014485770.html
Ex-Prosecutor: Tons of Weapons Sent to ISIL in Syria by Turkish Spy Agency http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940223001486
the Lemniscat
Was Serena Shim killed b/c she had images of terrorists being smuggled into Syria from Turkey in NGO trucks?
H e b a 8 hours ago
>>SAA desert Hawks division regain control over Palmyra ancient castle & Syria Tel Hill IS targeted by SyAAF strikes
Fresh fighting kills 20 in Yemen ahead of end of humanitarian pause http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-05/17/c_134246408.htm
Bernie Sanders Enlists in the Hillary Clinton Campaign https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/bernie-sanders-enlists-in-the-hillary-clinton-campaign/
SAA clashing now with terrorists from "Jayesh AlFateh" in areas adjacent to Mastoumah . Idlib CS
SAA artillery shelling on terrorist's groups positions in AlZawaya mt. kills & injures scores of them . Idlib CS
Terrorist leader in "Nusra Front" "Hussam Ashouri" killed in Saraqib in Idlib's countryside Syria
>>SAA Army controls hills overlooking Palmyra city,kills many terrorists in other areas http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=40983
Militant in fight between "ISIS" & other groups in the surroundings of Mare'a in north Aleppo countryside
>>ISIS claims of control over the 3rd Oil Field in Palmyra not True , video today 17/5/2015 Syria https://www.facebook.com/Nabaa.Syria/videos/vb.373082379538365/427963650716904/?type=1&theater
>>Battle Map of the Qalamoun Mountains: SAA and Hezbollah on the Offensive - 3 mins ago
At http://www.electronicresistance.net/2015/05/battle-map-update-from-palmyra-front/

Karol en Red
Mysterious Deaths Linked To CERN
Marcel Sardo
Russia openly accuses West and NATO for organizing terrorist attack in Macedonia

Ashley HandsOffSyria @Way2Wonderland
@KenRoth & @hrw condemn Assad barrel bomb on hiroshima
We must stop him soon,Assad now has the capability of barrel bombing the moon (actual pic of barrel bomb)

Blessed w/ the curse
Word on the street is he is also responsible for global warming. (Not far off from actual "news" few months ago)
Charles Shoebridge
US invented helicopter "barrel bombs"
and even used similar to kill children in Philadelphia

True Love
The most oppressive regime on Earth Saudi Arabia wants to lead the UN Human Rights Council
Turkey detains 8 soldiers in Syria arms case.Documents claimed :Turkish MIT delivering weapons to Syrian rebels http://gulftoday.ae/portal/0c88c382-1fca-4677-b006-f5076014eb13.aspx
Anthony J Hilder
ISIS captures capital of Iraqi Anbar province, raises black flag over govt HQ http://fb.me/1GeTEbHAU

Enrique Ferro
Here's How Your Senators Voted, In The Key Senate Vote To End American Democracy By Eric Zuesse http://sco.lt/8k6x0b

land Destroyer
New Eastern Outlook
Who is driving the Rohingya into the seas in the first place? http://journal-neo.org/2015/03/05/myanmar-meet-aung-san-suu-kyi-s-saffron-mobs/
Tony Cartalucci
West claims Syria ready to fall ... just remember, they've said that since 2011. Syria loses only when the Syrians themselves give up.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
Raja Chemayel
If we would have not Putin + Hezbollah
Aleppo would be talking in Turkish now
Lattakia in French and Damascus in Hebrew
That awkward moment when those who attempt to rewrite the history don't synchronize the effort Ukraine

‘Gap now opening up between Kiev & US, Kiev & EU’ (Op-Edge) http://on.rt.com/g95ihy
Fresh arrests in Turkish military over smuggling weapons to Syria http://on.rt.com/7nlzq5
Saudi Arabia executes 84th beheading this year http://on.rt.com/io3g55
400k football fields worth of opium in Afghanistan, despite US cash injections https://youtu.be/hPFwqWkw5wQ
[Because of cash injections? And protection of US friendly warlords' fields? And CIA processing and marketing of the stuff?]

Activist Post
Putin says Ukraine being overrun by fascists - and he may be right http://www.jpost.com/International/Putin-says-Ukraine-being-overrun-by-fascists-and-he-may-be-right-403205

Tanya M.
What a surprise: Foreign 'Reformers' Quit Ukraine Govt, Saakashvili Points Finger at Kiev / Sputnik International http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150516/1022216272.html

Révolutions Info
yemen Iran's Yemen Aid Ship Enters Gulf of Aden, Defying Saudi Navy - Bloomberg: BloombergIran's ... http://bit.ly/1cItrRw
West clings to fraying Ukraine peace deal despite Kiev doubts - Reuters: http://bit.ly/1Jq2Wx9

Jorge Martin
Macedonia: Brief analysis after the terrorist attack in Kumanovo http://ow.ly/3xSf59
InSerbia News
Survey: “Do you support Serbia’s entry into NATO?”, 8.4% YES, 80.6% NO - http://serb.in/79h

Press TV
The UK’s Prince Harry says Britain should bring back the Mandatory National Service http://ptv.io/1sIK
BreakingNews - WAR ON YEMEN ISIL terrorists shell entrance of Ataq city, neighboring areas in Shabwah province
>>BreakingNews - Report: Nearly 300 dead in battle for Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra
BreakingNews: Four Saudi rockets hit Hassamah area in Yemen’s Sa'ada
>>Syrian government troops force the ISIL terrorists out of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra http://ptv.io/1sHu
[Or did the Saudis defund them due to pique with the US?]

15MBcn_int ‏@1
Anti-Govt protests in Skopje
LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=152&v=coR5JumG7FY

the Lemniscat
>>The Syrian Army (who US/UK are training more mercenaries to destroy) have saved Palmyra

Syrian Patriot
Peto Lucem
>>Loy.s.: SyAAf continues to strike IslamicState convoys retreating from Palmyra to al-Sukhna town. Homs Syria
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 08:51 pm (UTC)
Considering the Palmyra - Qalamoun Mts situation several factors other than the amazing Syrian national armed forces may have caused the withdrawal of NATOCIA terrorists.
Mossad and maybe several other nations' "advisors" based in the area had time to escape.
There was no chance of "experts" with ISIS getting in and taking plaster casts of the treasures that would be destroyed for the cameras and the Israeli regime (almost) certainly doesn't want the originals destroyed, think of the lost shekels and the museum trophies.
World opinion has turned against the FRUSUK, SA, TR, Jordan and IL backers, Palmyra could have caused mass protests or better, change of regimes.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
Syrian Regime is Going Down in Flames
15.05.2015 Author: Petr Lvov
After four years of bloody civil war in Syria, severely affected by external interference, it appears that the regime in Damascus has begun to crack, despite the fact that the Syrian army has scored one victory after another on the field of battle. Yet there’s no visible prospect of a peaceful settlement of the conflict. Moreover, there are signs of the actual collapse of the Syrian state, which can quickly be torn into a number of semi-independent entities. Should this happen the massacre of the Syrian people will only intensify. The grip of the government of Bashar al-Assad is weakening as Damascus becomes increasingly dependent on its allies from abroad, especially volunteers from Iran and Iraq. Traditionally the most effective support Syria has is from the Lebanese Shia organization Hezbollah.
The central government is still in control of territory that remains home to two thirds of the population, but it is getting increasingly difficult to contain numerous offensives on several fronts. This statement refers to the fall of Idlib and Jisr al-Shughour in the northern parts of Syria and military successes rebels have scored in the south. A huge problem is the depletion of human resources particularly among Alawite circles which have no way of replacing those fallen in battle, those who were most loyal to Assad. There is growing dissatisfaction within the government of Bashar al-Assad and the Alawite community caused by fact that the government is reluctant to use Sunnis in fighting at the most critical junctures out of fear of defections. Therefore, Alawites have been repeatedly asked to bear the brunt.
Another negative factor is the growing differences among Syrian elites. A clear sign of the growing contradictions in the Syrian military and political leadership is the death of the Head of the Syrian National Intelligence Agency, Rustum Ghazaleh, who was beaten by the bodyguard of head of the Military Security branch, Lt. Gen. Rafik Shehadeh. The latter of the two was later relieved from his position. Ghazaleh lost his life over a quarrel regarding Iranian military advisers that have been rapidly gaining power in Damascus. It is reported that Iranians prefer to help local militia forces instead of supporting regular Syrian army and national units. Iran seeks to transform those paramilitary groups in a local analogue of the Revolutionary Guards. But one of the key factors of the rock-solid stability of Bashar al-Assad regime was the consolidated position of the Syrian elites. Military and political leaders stood their ground as one not allowing external forces to split their ranks. The latest tragic events suggest that there’s doubts among some of Syria’s key security figures.
Under these conditions, if the regime faces certain difficulties, Assad, according to Israeli intelligence reports, will abandon Damascus and throw all of his remaining forces in to defend Latakia and the areas inhabited by Alawites. In this situation, when victory is no longer attainable, Assad’s chief supporter – Iran, may be the first to pack its things since Tehran will be intrested in concentrating on the more important issue – an agreement on its nuclear program. Then the concept of a “Syria without Assad” can be materialized in real life, however, the country will be split into enclaves along sectarian and ethnic lines. The collapse of the Syrian Arab Republic has already started. Territories controlled by various opposition groups and allies of the government are gradually being transformed into semi-independent enclaves. North-eastern regions of the country are now occupied by the Islamic State, while Jabhat al-Nusra has virtually established an Islamic Emirate in the governorate of Idlib. In the areas of Syria that are inhabited by Kurds, Kurdish quasi-states are being created. Under these circumstances, the areas that the government of Bashar al-Assad still controls may be narrowed to the territory of Damascus, Hama, Homs, Syria’s Mediterranean regions and Alawite communities.
More http://journal-neo.org/2015/05/15/rus-siriya-rezhim-by-stro-slabeet/
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
RT crew attacked by Israeli police in Jerusalem
An RT Arabic TV crew was attacked by Israeli police while covering the Jerusalem Day march in the Old City. Although the journalists had all documents permitting them to cover the event, the police prevented them from going live.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
Israel’s Fascist Democracy
12.05.2015 Author: Eric Draitser
For years, Israel and its powerful lobby in the US and Europe have presented the Jewish state as the model of democracy in a region typically referred to as “anti-democratic.” Naturally, many pro-Palestine activists, among countless others, have long argued that the central principles of Israel’s Jewish supremacist ideology, its legal structure, and its society broadly represent anything but democracy.
Such voices have correctly noted that Israel’s policies and very essence run counter to the traits traditionally associated with democracy: the rule of law, respect for minorities, and protection of civil and human rights. While no objective analyst could reasonably dismiss those important points, recent developments in Israeli politics do point to a disturbing, and painfully ironic, trend: Israel’s loving embrace of outright fascism is, to a large degree, an expression of its democracy.
More http://journal-neo.org/2015/05/12/israel-s-fascist-democracy/
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
UK general election: Not a pretty sight, no cheery prospect
May 10, 2015 Stuart Littlewood
The British people have given the Zionist tool Cameron another 5 years
I said it would be bad, and it is. Worse than bad. The British people have given the Zionist tool Cameron another 5 years, and he’s off the see the [zio] Queen.
So what price Churchill’s (Randolph, that is) advice to “trust the people”? The great man said:
“You, who are ambitious, and rightly ambitious, of being the guardians of the British Constitution, trust the people, and they will trust you—and they will follow you and join you in the defence of that Constitution against any and every foe.”
The Constitution, of course, mostly needs protecting from its ambitious guardians while they can certainly trust the public to keep re-electing the dross that stalks the corridors of power.
We can expect Cameron’s new administration to include a Zionist foreign secretary as usual and a liberal sprinkling of Friends of Israel in other Cabinet posts, as usual. No doubt Israel’s Netanyahu will be among the first to congratulate him and the UK will continue to pursue its criminally insane pro-Israel policies here and abroad.
As for Labour’s Ed Miliband, he screwed up so badly that resignation is almost certain. The party will have to go back to the drawing board and redesign itself with a sensible leader – hopefully one with real-world experience rather than another from the endless procession of academic politicos who’ve never had a real job.
The Liberal Democrats, no longer trusted, have been crucified for trading their principles and going into coalition with the Conservatives last time. Now reduced to single figures they’ll be able to hold future meetings in a telephone box. Leader Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, resigned this morning. That’s a great pity because he’s a decent man who found himself in charge of a difficult party on a slow-motion suicide mission. The LibDem brand is hardly worth rescuing.
The threat from the UK Independence Party (UKIP ) didn’t materialise. Leader Nigel Farage was unable to win a seat for himself and the party ended with only one.
Here in Scotland the Scottish Nationalists’ have achieved their aim to drive the hated Westminster parties into the sea in spectacular fashion. Out of the 59 Westminster parliamentary seats in Scotland the Conservatives, Labour and LibDems are left with just one each. The SNP under feisty Nicola Sturgeon have taken 56 including one captured by former leader and all-round political tough nut Alex Salmond, so the SNP sends a powerful contingent to the House of Commons with their sails filled by the wind of change that’s blowing a gale north of the border. Their task: to make Scotland’s voice heard down there loud and clear.
More http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2015/05/10/518151uk-general-election-not-a-pretty-sight-no-cheery-prospect/
Good speculation a week ago
Cameron and HMQEII are very, very pro Bilderberg EC governing the UK. Expect mass media support for the foreign dictatorship and every dirty trick in and not in the book to make sure the UK remains firmly under the zionist Bilderberg jackboot. Already before the EC-EU truth movement gets momentum there are pushes from the other fascists to have a quick and dirty referendum. An election pledge to have the referendum in 2017 broken straight away by the caretaker party in Westminster still carrying on the farce that there is democracy and that the "regime" has any authority beyond a rubber stamp. Why do they still have the face to draw a salary. Thieves to a man.
clothcapclothcap on May 17th, 2015 11:31 pm (UTC)
Is Washington Coming To Its Senses?
May 16, 2015 by Paul Craig Roberts
The United States is where regime change is most badly needed.
There is much speculation about US Secretary of State John Kerry’s rush visit to Russia in the wake of Russia’s successful Victory Day celebration on May 9. On May 11, Kerry, who was snubbing Russia on the 9th, was on his way to Russia, and Putin consented to see him on May 12.
As time passes we will find out why Kerry was snubbing Putin on May 9 and 3 days later was criticizing Washington’s puppet regime in Ukraine. For what is known at this time, a possible explanation is that Washington is coming to its senses.
If you watched the 1 hour 20 minute video of the Victory Day Parade, you are aware that the celebration sent a powerful message. Russia is a first class military power, and Russia is backed by China and India, whose soldiers marched with Russian’s in the parade.
So, while the increasingly irrelevant West, absorbed in its own self-importance, snubbed the celebration of the victory that the Red Army gave them over Hitler, the three largest countries in the world were present united. Russia has the largest land mass, and China and India, also large land masses, have the world’s largest populations.
The celebration in Moscow made it clear that Washington has failed miserably to isolate Russia. What Washington has done is to make the BRICS more unified.
With the President of China sitting at the right hand of Putin, the celebration also made it completely clear even to the morons in the Obama regime that Washington is no longer the Uni-power.
Consider now the impact on Washington’s vassal states in Europe, the crux of the American Empire. Europeans are aware that two of the most powerful military states in history did not survive their invasions of Russia. Napoleon lost the Grande Army in Russia, and Hitler lost the Wehrmacht in Russia. It has dawned on Europeans that they are being shoved into conflict with Russia in the interest of Washington’s claim to be the World Hegemon.
Europeans are accustomed to obey Washington, but when it came to being forced into conflict with Russia, Europeans began to express dissent. Signs of an independent European foreign policy appeared with Merkel and Hollande’s meeting with Putin to resolve the Ukrainian crisis orchestrated by Washington.
Faced with the failure of its policy of isolating Russia and the emergence of an independent foreign policy in Europe, Washington sent Kerry as a supplicant to Putin to work out a way to de-escalate the Ukrainian crisis. Putin being a peacemaker will permit Washington to save face. But this will not please the neoconsevatives or the military/security complex. The former are invested heavily in claims of Amerika Uber Alles, and the latter are lusting for the abundant revenues from a new cold, or hot, war.
Obama, Kerry, and Cameron have to become magicians. They have to transition from demonizing Putin to working with him.
Having failed with force against Russia, the West is now employing seduction. If Western peoples hope to escape from the Police State that Washington has imposed on the entire Western World, we must pray that Putin does not fall for the seduction.
There is no world leadership in the West. There is only selfishness and hubris. Western “leadership” is exploitative. The West loots the non-West and is now turning on itself with its looting of Ireland and Greece, with Italy, Spain, and Portugal the next targets for looting.
The American public itself has been looted of its jobs, career aspirations, and civil liberties.
The Western model of “democratic capitalism” turns out to be neither democratic nor capitalist, but a form of fascism ruled by an oligarchy.
More http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2015/05/16/518290is-washington-coming-to-its-senses-paul-craig-roberts/
ISIS is made in the image of the "form of fascism".
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
The Traditional American Family!
May 17, 2015 by Jack Speer-Williams – (jsw4(AT)mac.com)
We have a government that stealthily works for an alien force, and against humanity, making the United States regime the most viciously disruptive nation in history.
Abroad, our government routinely imposes no-fly zones and economic sanctions on sovereign governments that pose no threat against the people of America. These acts of war have always been followed by massive bombings – all destroying innocent lives and infrastructures.
At home, we have been turned into an Orwellian state, including citizen surveillance, economic austerity, and police brutality.
The federal government’s Ministry of Propaganda – the corporate media tells us it is all for our own good, every crime silenced with the bogus claim of national security.
The mainstream corporate media, controlled by the CIA, is not allowed to report on the existence or causes of our most serious pressing problems.
When was the last time CBS News told you that nuclear radiation was at all-time high levels in America? And if they have not told you that, they have certainly not told you that US federal governmental criminality is the cause.
Is NBC telling Americans how our drinking water has been purposely poisoned for decades? Instead, have they told you that fluoride is good for you?
Have you heard about how doctors are killing a hundred thousand Americans annually with their prescription drugs?
Tip of an iceberg http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/05/17/the-traditional-american-family/
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
Ramadi in Iraq fell to the ISIS terrorists when the military withdrew. They left behind a number of tanks and other military equipment. No word whether they were booby trapped.
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 10:54 am (UTC)
Cancer vaccine since 2011 kept quiet
Cuba presents four vaccines for treatment of cancer
Made at the center of Molecular Immunology; support looking to decrease the effects of radio and chemotherapy, and the specific targeting tumor white
Xinhua Tuesday 8 November, 2011
Havana, November 7. Cuban scientists showed four vaccines for cancer treatment developed by the Havana Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM), whose productions were exhibited at the 29th international fair of Havana.

The doctors Patricia Piedra and Giselle Suárez offered a detailed explanation of four products that CIM has registered in more than two dozens of countries and that have opened a hope for cancer patients, the evil causing more than 20,000 deaths annually in Cuba. Stone and Suarez are part of the team of marketers of biopharmaceuticals of Cimab SA, exclusive representative of CIM, which developed new biological drugs intended for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

The two experts explained that these products are divided into the so-called support, seeking to reduce the harmful effects of radio and chemotherapy, and the specific, targeting tumour targets, which are the ones with higher anti-tumour response. The specific are the CIMAher, also known as Nimotuzumab, monoclonal antibody for the treatment of cancer of the head and neck, and the CIMAVax, humanized therapeutic vaccine that applies to adult patients with lung tumors. The support are the Epocim, recombinant human erythropoietin, which is used in the treatment of anemia, chronic kidney disease, AIDS and cancer under chemotherapy, patients and the LeukoCIM, stimulating factor Cologne granulocyte, which applies to persons subjected to malignancies cytotoxic chemotherapy.

"Other biological against various types of cancer, such as those reported in breast, cervical and colorectal, and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are at different stages of study into the CIM", revealed the general manager of Cimab, Norkis Arteaga.

The specialist said that quality, safety and efficacy of the products developed, along with a successful business management, endorse this company, "having the privilege to promote the achievements of biotechnology Cuba towards a complex market controlled by large transnational".

Located on the outskirts of the Cuban capital, CIM works in basic research, development and manufacture of products from the cultivation of mammalian cells.

The specialist said that quality, safety and efficacy of the products developed, along with a successful business management, endorse this company, "having the privilege to promote the achievements of biotechnology Cuba towards a complex market controlled by large transnational".

Located on the outskirts of the Cuban capital, CIM works in basic research, development and manufacture of products from the cultivation of mammalian cells.

More than 30 years
Nearly a thousand scientists and engineers work since 1980 in the field of monoclonal antibodies with the aim of finding new products for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and immune-related diseases. Basic research projects are focused on the immunotherapy of cancer, especially in the development of "vaccines, molecular"engineering of antibody and cellular, Bioinformatics and regulation of the immune response.

The Center lies in a sober two-storey building, which combines glass, steel and concrete, designed to give maximum protection to a productive area governed by the strict regulations of good manufacturing practices calls.

Currently, the CIM has a joint venture in China, named Biotech Pharmaceutical Ltd, with capacity for the production of a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of patients with cancer. It was also with the joint venture Canada Cimym Bioscience, focused on the development of the Nimotuzumab. In Spain they have Recombio, which researches and develops innovative products for immunotherapy of chronic diseases.

Source http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2011/11/08/ciencias/a02n1cie
Using http://www.bing.com/translator/ (Spanish)
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 11:19 am (UTC)
Five major banks to plead guilty to rigging currency markets
15 May 2015 By Andre Damon
Five major international banks are expected to plead guilty as soon as next week to criminal charges in the US related to their deliberate manipulation of global foreign exchange markets, which allowed them to rake in billions of dollars at the expense of retirees, university endowments and municipalities.
Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Barclays and UBS are expected to plead guilty to felony fraud and antitrust charges. They will pay fines totaling several billions of dollars, according to bank and regulatory officials who spoke anonymously with the New York Times, Bloomberg and Reuters.
The effect of the guilty pleas will be essentially zero, beyond the immediate costs of the fines levied on the institutions. As the Times put it, “life will go on, probably without much of a hiccup.”
In the years since the financial crisis, federal regulators avoided bringing criminal charges against banks and their executives, opting instead for either cash settlements and so-called deferred-prosecution agreements, in which charges are delayed on the basis of the banks’ compliance with certain conditions.
In 2012, it became clear that major global banks, including UBS and Barclays, were systematically engaged in manipulating LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), the benchmark global interest rate on the basis of which hundreds of trillions of dollars of financial contracts are valued.
In June of that year, Barclays was fined $200 million by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and $160 million by the United States Department of Justice. This was followed by UBS’s agreement in December 2012 to pay regulators $1.5 billion in connection with the scandal and an agreement by Deutsche Bank in 2015 to pay $2.5 billion to regulators. Numerous other banks, including Citigroup and JPMorgan, were fined by European authorities.
More http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/bank-m15.html
Fines underwritten by bent politicians using tax funds. We live in a zio bank mafia run society. Not one bank that isn't a criminal operation. They inflate currency by creating it from thin air. E.g. taking out a mortgage, the cheque amount is not deducted from the bank's balance.
Street bank customer accounts are used to underwrite stock market speculation.
This is a cosy arrangement between the crooks in power, hand picked by e.g. Rockefeller, Rothschild, freemason grand masters and the bankster families. Put them all away and the ponzi fraud collapses. The judicial system is as bent as the political system. Trials have to be under common law and by honest men. Or in Iceland.
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Five major banks to plead guilty to rigging currency markets
Matt Stannard
CitiGroup, in fact, will not be prosecuted, a fact which has been in the news for four days now. Otherwise great article, as always.
Here is the 1% list: Which Corporations Control the World?
A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top.
Largest banks hold a total of $25.1 trillion
Enough to fund the federal U.S. government for over 7 years. Or roughly $3500 per person on earth.
A 4-minute video message to .01% and minions: ‘The game is over. Redeem yourselves with Truth.’
[As if. Whistleblowers are crushed on discovery. Threats like Gaddafi are eliminated. The only threat that has the slightest chance is word of mouth and private newspapers to spread knowledge. Religion has gone over to the dark side (for cookies?) there isn't much left that hasn't been bought for a few pieces of silver, messrs Cameron, Clegg, Farage, Sturgeon etc. State dependency comes next, in the US already a long way down the road. Almost a shame Putin is a pacifist, he knows where and who to target. Would anyone miss a square mile in London, Rome, Israel, NY, Washington and a few more that I don't know of yet? ]

Edited at 2015-05-18 03:43 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
The whole truth about Israel
- In one sentence
May 17, 2015 by Alan Hart. VT
It was written by Gideon Levy, the conscience of Israeli journalism, in an article for Ha'aretz, and here it is.
By Alan Hart
The two-state solution is dead (it was never born); the Palestinian state will not arise; international law does not apply to Israel; the occupation will continue to crawl quickly to annexation, annexation will continue to crawl quickly toward an apartheid state; “Jewish” supersedes “democracy”, nationalism and racism will get the stamp of government approval, but they’re already here and have been for a long time.
The somewhat satirical headline over Gideon’s article was Stop whining, Long live Israel’s new and honest government. He set the scene for his one sentence statement of the truth with these words.
The 34th government will deserve Israel; Israel will deserve the 34th government. This is an authentic and representative government, the true manifestation of the spirit of the times and the deepest feelings of most Israelis. It will be a true government, without pretence, without makeup and without self-justification. What we’ll see is what we’ll get. Welcome to the fourth Benjamin Netanyahu government.
They won’t talk haughtily and they won’t spout hollow slogans. Not about peace and not about human rights; not about two states and not about negotiations; not about international law, justice or equality. The truth will be thrust in the faces of Israelis and the world.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1953 to Czech parents who fled from the Nazi holocaust, Gideon started life as a normal Israeli – brainwashed by Zionist propaganda. He has described his political views as a teenager as typically mainstream. “I was a full member of the nationalistic religious orgy. We all were under the feeling that the whole project (of Israel) is in an existentialistic danger. We all felt that another holocaust is around the corner.”
Today Gideon describes himself as a “patriotic Israeli” and the target he constantly fires at is what he sees as Israel’s “moral failure”.
In 2007 he wrote that the plight of the of the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip made him “ashamed to be an Israeli”.
And after Israel’s last war on it he wrote this. “The conclusion is that Israel is a violent and dangerous country, devoid of all restraints and blatantly ignoring the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, while not giving a hoot about international law.”
Gideon describes his “modest mission” as being “to prevent a situation in which many Israelis will be able to say ‘We didn’t know.'”
In my view that’s not a modest mission. It’s awesome and perhaps a mission impossible. Why? Another part of the truth which Gideon didn’t mention is not only that most Israelis don’t know what is being done to the Palestinians in their name – they don’t want to know.
To say that Gideon Levy is courageous is an understatement. His truth-telling provoked a call for him to be put on trial for treason and he frequently receives death threats. I will not be surprised if one morning I wake up to the news that he has been assassinated.
The question arising from his one sentence statement of the truth is something like this. Is there any real sign of an end to what Ilan Pappe has described as “the continued apathy and indifference of the Western political elite and media to the plight of the Palestinians”?
The answer is “No” and that makes the Western political elite and media complicit, partly by design in the past but mainly by default today, in Israel’s crimes.
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
Re: The whole truth about Israel
-Cynthia Rouse
It would seem, that they have rigged a system of existential immunity; for anything they do. Worse, even than the US. They are the neutral war crime State like Switzerland is the neutral financial crime State; but they both are just attack dog pit bulls for the Deep Criminal State, named for Judaism, but nary a real Jew in the founding. The actual Palestinians are the "real jews" are they not?
These guys killed all the real Jews in WWII with their psychopathic cut out. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The existential threat to Israel isn’t another Holocaust, but exposure of it as the most fiendish hoax ever perpetrated, giving cover, so far, to International Jewry’s real holocausts as Donmeh against Armenians, as Bolsheviks against Ukrainians and Russians, posing as Americans and Brits against Germany, and as biblical heirs to Palestine against Muslims. So, all considered, it may be that when they say “another Holocaust,” they’re alluding, not to what never happened to them, which therefore and obviously cannot be an existential threat, but to exposure of what they’ve demonstrably done to others, and simultaneously with exposure for doing 911, a hoax of nearly equal magnitude, which, taken together, will confine Israel and the ongoing Jewish horrors being inflicted on the rest of mankind to the sands of time.
Royal Peel comission have to be brought up for reassesment before all relevant re-evaluations, and Washington has to dump its seat in UN security council concerning all issues on state recognitions worldwide. Stop send Palestinians to Rome or Hague, send them to London, send all of those oppressed nations to London.
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Sieg heil, mein fascist bastards
UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity
18 May 2015 By Jordan Shilton
The Conservative government in Britain is preparing to enact new legislation that, under the guise of the “war on terror,” will vastly expand police-state powers and essentially criminalize speech and other political activity.
Presented officially as an anti-terrorism bill, the proposed measures will be targeted at any popular opposition to the government’s policies of aggressive militarism abroad and austerity measures in Britain.
Following his party’s victory in the May 7 general election, Prime Minister David Cameron announced the proposal at last week’s National Security Council (NSC) meeting. The meeting, chaired by Cameron, brings together leading government officials with the heads of Britain’s security agencies.
The new bill will include a series of measures targeting groups and individuals deemed by the government to be “extremist.” This term is defined so vaguely as to encompass a wide array of political activity.
The new bill will create extremist “disruption orders” for individuals and “banning orders” for groups. The targets for these new police powers will be those who have conducted “harmful” behaviour.
According to the Guardian, the “harmful” behaviour covers activities that pose “a risk of public disorder, a risk of harassment, alarm or distress or creating a ‘threat to the functioning of democracy’.”
This will be used to criminalise campaigns critical of government policy and protests, which are frequently dispersed by the police on precisely the grounds that they disrupt public order. The language also indicates that the government would have the authority to target those merely planning such activity prior to it taking place.
Extremist disruption orders will permit the government to take action against individuals considered to have engaged in such harmful behaviour, or whom the government claims have attempted to “radicalise” youth.
The orders contain bans on individuals broadcasting their views on television, and anyone subject to an order will be compelled to submit any written publication, including social media posts, to the police before it is printed. In addition, the orders will make it illegal for individuals to attend or address public gatherings or protests.
OffCom, the broadcast regulator, is to be given powers to move against channels judged to be broadcasting “extremist” material. The charity commission will be able to take action against charities that “fund terrorism.”
More http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/terr-m18.html
Kiss your freedom of speech goodbye, and if you exercise it, kiss your backside farewell.
Freedom of thought to follow. Computers predicting abuses will get you nailed as surely as speaking out.
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Sieg heil, mein fascist bastards
I have to assume that ALL the top military and Civil Service are complicit in transferring all UK sovereignty to Bilderberg in Strasbourg and Brussels as none of them did anything to stop the treason nor did anything to stop the erosion of democracy to zero. Bought, blackmailed or part of the treason?
So much for protecting the people.
Local councils, many have been infiltrated by common purpose collaborators, and freemasons, the enemy within.

Edited at 2015-05-18 02:59 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on May 21st, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Sieg heil, mein fascist bastards
Fascism (noun)

(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

"Forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism" seems to describe what is happening here. And have they already assumed "complete power" by ignoring the will of the populace in most things? What next?

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Apparently we have all taken this quote out of context: nevertheless, I tend to agree with the sentiment behind the misquotes!


clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
US warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Syria
4 May 2015 By Patrick Martin
US airstrikes in Syria killed dozens of civilians in a predominately Arab-populated village in the eastern part of Aleppo province Friday. The death toll was still rising as more bodies were found and missing family members were accounted for.
Initial reports had put the number of deaths at 52, but at least one US media outlet, McClatchy News Service, said it had obtained a list of 64 dead from ten families. Whatever the final figure, it is the worst atrocity perpetrated by the US-led campaign of bombing supposedly directed at Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has long supported the US-backed campaign to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at least nine children were among the victims of the US airstrike on the village of Bir Mahali. It described them as victims of a “massacre committed by the US-led coalition under the pretext of targeting the Islamic State.”
The group had previously downplayed civilian casualties in Syria, claiming that only 60 civilians had died in the hundreds of airstrikes by warplanes of the United States, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf sheikdoms participating in the war against ISIS.
The US Central Command, which regularly reports US airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without any detail on the death toll or the exact targets struck, said the May 1 attack was among nearly a dozen in “the area of” Kobani, the largely Kurdish-populated town on the Syrian border with Turkey that became the focal point for US air strikes last fall. Bir Mahali is 33 miles south of Kobani.
McClatchy said that US warplanes had become involved in longstanding ethnic conflicts between Arabs and Kurds in the Euphrates River valley, an area with a mixed population that also includes Assyrians and other Christians. It cited reports from “activists pointing out that the fishing and farming village of about 4,000 Arabs has had tense relations with Kurds living nearby—especially with the Kurdish ‘People’s Protection Units’ or YPG.”
The implication was that Bir Mahali was targeted, not because of the presence of Islamic State forces—it is not clear whether there were any in the village—but because the Kurdish militia wanted to wreak havoc on an Arab-populated town.
The US military worked with the YPG in the months-long siege of Kobani. The YPG has political ties to the PKK, the Kurdish nationalist guerrilla force that has fought inside Turkey for decades, and is on the US State Department’s list of “terrorist” organizations.
The US-YPG connection demonstrates yet again that Washington uses the term “terrorist” in a completely cynical fashion, branding groups because they oppose US foreign policy, or fight US client states, not because of the methods they employ. When it comes to violence against civilians, as the atrocity in Bir Mahalli demonstrates, the US government is the world’s foremost practitioner of terrorism.
More http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/syri-m04.html

Not just a criminal act of terrorism (yet another) but breaking international law in that warplanes intruded into sovereign airspace without permission. No doubt a lot of national laws were broken too.
At least Syria still has sovereign airspace...
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: US warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Syria
The American imperialism and their regional puppet states often claim that they are fighting a war against the Islamic state. In fact, all that they are trying to do so far is simply creating the environment which ISIS can gain further territories and spread their Islamist ideology in many parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Moreover, the right wing Israeli Debka newswires which is close to Israeli intelligence community admitted today that President Assad's losses in some parts of Syria is attributed to US, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and UAE in arming Al Qaeda's Syrian branches. This is a clear testimony that negates Washington's 15 year long bogus war on terror.
More on America's phony War on Terrorism and its not-so-covert sponsorship of terrorism like the Islamic State:
US funding ISIS and promoting civil war for hegemony and profit
Why the U.S. “war on terra” is a fraud
Is the whole “War on Terror” a Fraud?
While most people will deny it to doomsday, America is without doubt the preeminent terrorist nation on the planet.
In fact, the US State Department needs to start listing the good ol' USA on its State Sponsors of Terrorism list.
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
US begins training new “rebel” army for operations in Syria
9 May 2015 By Thomas Gaist
US soldiers have begun training some 100 Syrian fighters in a “secure location” in Jordan in preparation for military intervention in Syria, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter confirmed Thursday. Other contingents will soon begin training at camps run by the US military in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, Carter said.
The militants will receive intelligence and air support from American forces, and the fighters will also receive monetary compensation from the US government, the defense chief said. The US will supply the new fighting groups with pickup trucks with mounted machine guns, as well as other assault weapons and communications gear.
The training will be led by some 400 US soldiers, joined by another 100 military trainers from US allies. The new training programs are intended to prepare rebels for large-scale warfare, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. Nearly 4,000 rebels have already been vetted, and 400 have been selected to advance to a “second level of review,” according to the Journal.
The Pentagon intends for the training facilities and recruitment efforts to “expand over time as the US demonstrates it can support recruits on the battlefield,” according to a US military official who spoke to the Journal.
The US is following an “if you build it they will come approach,” a US defense official told the Journal. US commanders anticipate that they will win substantial new recruits for the new force based on the various forms of combat support to be provided by the US Central Command (CENTCOM) to the “rebels” once they are deployed to the front in Syria.
According to official statements, the new US forces will supposedly focus on fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), rather than on ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Such claims highlight the intractable contradictions in US policy in the region, given that ISIS itself originated out of US-backed rebel militias fighting in Syria.
Indeed, the CIA and US military have fomented a brutal civil war in Syria since 2011, funneling weapons, funds and other forms of support to militant groups including various tendencies linked to Al Qaeda. More broadly, the US has been the leading supporter, for decades, of extremist militants across the Middle East, relying on such groups as cheap and expendable proxies for its hegemonic agenda.
Once the US-trained “rebels” enter combat in Syria, they will almost inevitably come into conflict with the armed forces of the Assad regime. Defense Secretary Carter told the New York Times, “If they are contested by regime forces, we would have some responsibility to help them,” adding, “We have not yet decided in detail how we would exercise that responsibility.”
What this means in practice is that the US-trained “rebels” in Syria will provide a virtually unlimited array of pretexts for escalating direct US military involvement, including airstrikes and other attacks on the forces of the Assad regime, in the name of “exercising the responsibility” to protect the US stooge forces from annihilation.
More http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/syri-m09.html
Intelligent assessment
clothcapclothcap on May 18th, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
Information about "Groupe Alpha" leaked on French radio-show
by Patrick Bahzad
The cat is out of the bag: last Saturday, a famous French radio-show aired a programme disclosing information about the existence of what is called the "Groupe Alpha". Although this is not the first time rumours have surface about the existence of this unit, the details that emerged now certainly make for an interesting read.
From "La Main rouge" to "Groupe Alpha"
The last time France's intelligence services used "targeted assassinations" on a large scale was during the Algerian War for Independence (1954-1962). French SDECE (the predecessor to today's DGSE) hit between 200 and 300 targets during that period, either Algerian activists, arms dealers or even lawyers who had made common cause with the Algerian insurgents. Those killings were handled internally or sub-contracted to an informal proxy of French intelligence called "La main rouge".
More http://clothcap.livejournal.com/171470.html
Timing is everything
clothcapclothcap on May 19th, 2015 01:08 am (UTC)
You've got to laugh
"The global warming heat has collected in the Indian Ocean."
They found it at last. Stand up Sherlock BS. Oops, meant BSc.
How many degrees was it? I forget. A fraction of 1.

Just considering the size of the planet or even just oceans versus the Indian ocean it doesn't figure, then factor in that the surface layer ocean circulation takes ~500 years...
Or by air?

The scientists should creep quietly away and not come back until they have a theory that can be proved. They have been hyping the CO2 nonsense for over 3 decades, blaming every weather event, natural or geoengineered on the molecule aiding scams and anti human agendas. Rotten tomatoes and eggs on their way to court would be fitting.

Freezing releases energy. Melting and sublimation absorb energy. Arctic sea ice (cyclically) reduced to ~mid 30s extent, absorbed energy. Antarctic extent reduced then recovered. Till Arctic sea ice recovers fully there will be a net reduction in available energy.
Gods bless miracle CO2, it mimics solar influence quite remarkably.
The crackpot 'CO2 drives climate' has been sustained for over 30 years. At least stop paying them from tax to walk the corpse. Let the beneficiaries pick up the tab. Windmill scam, solar panel scam. Corn to alcohol as fuel the most evil scam. Carbon credits (a currency) scam.
And the biggest of all, global carbon tax.
At best put the perps in jail for pulling a con job on the public.
It will happen just the way bent bankers get banged up.
clothcapclothcap on May 19th, 2015 05:25 am (UTC)
Ian Peter Sellar
Jihadists Infiltrate Europe Disguised as Muslim Refugees Just as the West Plans Militarily Action in Libya, AGAIN http://www.sott.net/article/296597-SOTT-Exclusive-Jihadists-pass-the-gates-of-Europe-disguised-as-Muslim-refugees-just-as-the-West-plans-to-intervene-militarily-in-Libya-once-again
Maria Engström
Petition to bring Al Jazeera to Justice for Inciting Genocide on Alawites: https://www.change.org/p/amnesty-international-human-rights-watch-office-of-the-special-advisor-on-the-prevention-of-genocide-office-of-the-high-commissioner-for-human-rights-bring-al-jazeera-network-and-faisal-al-kasim-to-justice-for-inciting-genocide-on-tv

Net News Global
Army repels terrorist attacks, eliminates their groups in various areas http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=41166
France`s secret assassination squad: Information about "Groupe Alpha" leaked on French radio-show http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2015/05/leaked-to-the-press-frances-official-targeted-killing-squad.html
Syria vehemently criticizes Jordan’s role in current crisis http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=41238
Ryabkov: Russia will not make geopolitical deals with U.S. regarding Ukraine and Syria http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=41183
Hussain Albukhaiti
Breaking: Yemen-i authority has handed the body of Moroccan pilot to the Red Cross after mediation by Mr. Bin Omar
Fatik Al-Rodaini
Pix from Sanaa tonight after being hit by Saudi warplanes on Al-Rayan hills. Yemen
Fatik Al-Rodaini
Pic from Sanaa tonight. Sanaa is burning again. Yemen
Iraq Plans to Buy Weapons From Russia, Iran and China http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150518/1022287895.html
US Government Asks Congress to Lift Ban on Russian Rocket Engines http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/pentagon-lobbies-congress-lift-ban-russian-rocket-engines/ri7009

Ashley HandsOffSyria
They just 'lost' child sexual abuse evidence? That's convenient. No justice in this fucked up world.
JS2 @just_standing3
Police fined £160,000 for losing child sexual abuse evidence http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/south-wales-police-fined-160000-9278331
To every fed monitoring us - Just know we have a common enemy, the corporate fascists stole your children's future & humanity's.
'Israeli children participate in Death to Arabs March' So sad the way they indoctrinate their children.
Arash Karami
Strange how Reuters has an endless supply of anonymous senior Iranian officials willing to paint their own government in a negative light.

Is msm intentionally blacking out US Saudi War On YEMEN ? - Warplanes target UNICEF aid ships http://www.news786.in/article.php?id=MTYzNTY=
Is ISIS's Social-Media Power Exaggerated? http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/is-isiss-social-media-power-exaggerated/385726/
Black Out of US Saudi war on YEMEN - includes use of U.S. Cluster Bombs http://rt.com/news/255233-saudi-yemen-cluster-bombs/
So when is Mr. President going to stop helping Saudis commit war crimes & cluster bomb Yemen? http://rt.com/news/255233-saudi-yemen-cluster-bombs/
Militarized police brutality, agent provocatuers & training exercises & their Media. Who militarized US police against US citizens? AIPAC
Goes much deeper down the rabbit hole than that. Why a police state? What are they doing wrong?
Haykal Bafana
Yemen | @hrw visit to Saada revals Saudi airstrike on home killed 27 members of family, incl 14 children. http://m.hrw.org/news/2015/05/18/dispatches-renewed-fighting-yemen-should-not-mean-renewed-violations
AmareshMisra FanClub
"5000 disabled people victims of sexabuse in UK": Charity http://www.news786.in/article.php?id=MTYzNDU=
Sandro Stealth
EU approves military force against smugglers -since when did EU have their own armed forces to order around? http://ln.is/www.politico.eu/arti/puSxM
Over 250 academics call on @StateDept to revise its definition of anti-Semitism http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/definition-criticism-protected
Martin Hume ‏@martinhume 6h6 hours ago

Tepco May Need to Dump Fukushima Water Into Sea, UN Says http://bloom.bg/1EKjDgx
[did they ever stop?]
clothcapclothcap on May 19th, 2015 05:26 am (UTC)
On @RedactedTonight: How The UK Elections Made America Look Stupid https://youtu.be/dzY35m2SAVQ
‘Threat to free expression’: OSCE slams Kiev over ‘decommunization’ law http://on.rt.com/kswvzn
Military spending bill 'guarantees' more US conflicts, forbids war debate – Ron Paul http://on.rt.com/781478
URGENT: Civilian killed in intense Ukrainian army shelling of Donetsk despite ceasefire
RT correspondent calls the shelling one of the worst seen in Donetsk in months http://on.rt.com/2eikzt

Libya S.O.S. - Daily News is out! http://paper.li/Libya_SOS/1317257547?edition_id=c38156c0-fd97-11e4-bc01-0cc47a0d164b

Sukant Chandan
taffy ‏@Hilaire__Belloc
@sonsofmalcolm @chunkymark I'll tell you anything insidious plot. Charities + NGOs to 3rd world with subsistence life, offer water + schools
They show "helping hand" but then create factories + sweat shops, cheap labour + IMF debt. Back door capitalism.
So financial slavery imposed as opposed to subsistence debt free communities, as well as disseminating own values

jose nascimento
Mr. President how did a convoy of US supplied ISIS Toyota pick ups cross 100's of miles of dusty desert undetected?
ISIS kills hundreds as it captures the Iraqi city of Ramadi http://nbcnews.to/1EWrYyC
3,000 Shia volunteer fighters enter Anbar to free Ramadi from ISIL terrorists http://ptv.io/1sLu
Islamic State's Ramadi rout shows U.S. troops needed in Iraq, military analysts say: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/18/islamic-states-ramadi-rout-shows-us-troops-needed-/

Activist Post
The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent http://www.activistpost.com/2015/05/the-debt-to-gdp-ratio-for-entire-world.html

Ron Paul
'US Allies Flee Ramadi, US Weapons to ISIS' - tune in to my latest Liberty Report:

Press TV
A US drone crashes in southeast Afghanistan, Press TV reports http://ptv.io/1sLd
[good business for someone]
SaudiArabia is hiring 8 new executioners to deal with its escalating number of death sentences http://ptv.io/1sM3

Quociente Cultural®
Most Crazy bike ever »» Is RYNO's single-wheel electric scooter cooler than a Segway? http://ln.is/www.cnet.com/news/viUNE

Révolutions Info
“Living,” “Evolving” Dangers Are Hidden in ObamaTrade (TPP & TTIP) - The New American: Sioux Falls Argus... http://bit.ly/1S3O4bC

The Buzzer
Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it. This is the key to libertarian theory.
The Misfire in Hersh's Big BinLaden Story http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30828-the-misfire-in-hersh-s-big-bin-laden-story

21st Century Wire
UK PM Cameron To TARGET Those Who ‘OBEY THE LAW’ http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/05/18/uk-pm-cameron-to-target-those-who-obey-the-law/ … Intellectual Austerity! Worrying..

Texas Cop Who Killed Unarmed Man With Hands Raised Won’t Face Charges http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2015/05/texas-cop-who-killed-unarmed-man-with-hands-raised-wont-face-charges/
Another Foreign Specialist Withdraws From Ukrainian Government http://sptnkne.ws/m59
[sinking ship]
True Love
FSA Terrorists exposed:Threaten Parents of Syrian Army Troops with Death http://youtu.be/ztgFHP1CXt4
Syrian rebels exposed as Islamists:Our Revolution is Islamic,We r Osama's Grandsons,On Infidels We Declare Terrorism http://youtu.be/jSFTj7N7tmo
WiIIiam Hague
Makes me erect in the morning to see those fine Ukraine Nazis in British Army uniforms, I feel like a big man now
The breakup of Yugoslavia and economic&geopolitical colonization of the newly formed states in the Balkans NATO EU

Harald Doornbos
Operation "1 Humvee for every ISIS-fighter" seems to be going great. RT @jenanmoussa More humvees from Iraq to Syria

Enrique Ferro
Who Owns Agricultural Land in Ukraine? http://sco.lt/5h3nCT
Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 19:... http://sco.lt/5ZOcgj
BBC alters Syria report on grounds of "taste and decency" http://wp.me/p4gebB-O0

Jamila Hanan
Hisham Al-Omeisy
I think it's absolutely rude of KSA to launch airstrikes at 2AM. They bombard all day & should have decency to let us sleep. Tsk! Yemen
clothcapclothcap on May 19th, 2015 11:11 am (UTC)
National Geographic on marijuana science: an embarrassment of riches
May 18, 2015 by David Downs
The June issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at the science and medicine of cannabis that’s guaranteed to open a few minds.
NatGeo hangs out with the discoverer of THC, Raphael Mechoulam, who reports: “We have just scratched the surface … we may well discover that cannabinoids are involved in some way in all human diseases.”
The magazine goes inside a 20,000-plant grow in Denver, and also interviews a biochemist who is studying the plant’s anti-tumor properties:
“… tumors in a third of the rats were eradicated and in another third, reduced. …’The problem is,’ he says, ‘mice are not humans. We do not know if this can be extrapolated to humans at all.’”
And NatGeo profiles some medical marijuana refugees in Colorado who are there treating their daughter’s intractable seizures.
“Meagan experimented with high-CBD oil. The seizures all but stopped. She weaned Addy off some of her other meds, and it was as though she’d come back from a coma. ‘It sounds like a small thing,’ says Meagan. “But’if you have a child who smiles for the first time in many, many months, well, your whole world changes.’
By early last year the Patricks had made up their minds. They would move to Colorado to join the movement. ‘It was a no-brainer,’ Meagan says. ‘If they were growing something on Mars that might help Addy, I’d be in my backyard building a spaceship.’”
The piece concludes with a portrait of a geneticist assembling the raw, unsorted code of cannabis DNA into its proper order.
“‘… with this cannabis work, the science will not be incremental. It will be transformative. Transformative not just in our understanding of the plant but also of ourselves—our brains, our neurology, our psychology. Transformative in terms of the biochemistry of its compounds. Transformative in terms of its impact across several different industries, including medicine, agriculture, and biofuels. It may even transform part of our diet—hemp seed is known to be a ready source of a very healthy, protein-rich oil.’Cannabis, Kane says, ‘is an embarrassment of riches.’”

Time to take prescription pharmaceuticals out of private hands and wean doctors off the gravy train.
Cuba has had cancer vaccines since 2011, costs a dollar per. Castro made them free.
Chemo - radio therapy is a known death sentence yet pharms companies profit mightily from it each day. They won't even pursue next gen antibiotics without billions in bribes. Racketeers and I'm not just talking about their politicians.
There are quite a few alternative "cures" that work. Big pharm ignores these, has their promotion blurred with contradictory stories and even sought to get herbal remedies outlawed. It's in business for profit, not cures.
Half a teaspoon of turmeric in milk or whatever a day is believed to be the 2nd most effective after cannabis, probably due to curcumin content. Research is being done on that, it can be patented if it can be mixed with another cure.
The tinkered with very strong skunk, 17% + gives withdrawal symptoms similar to speed but only for a few hours. The artificial skunk K2 blocks the receptors completely, mimicking what cancer does, the receptors are part of the programmed cell death system. Regular weed keeps these open.