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12 July 2015 @ 10:50 am
Journalists’ Complicity in Hiding Those Guilty for MH17 Malaysian Airline Crash  
By Eric Zuesse Global Research, July 11, 2015

Robert Parry headlined on July 9th, “MH-17 Case Slips into Propaganda Fog,” and he wrote: “Many investigative journalists, including myself, have been rebuffed in repeated efforts to get verifiable proof about the case or even informational briefings.” His phrase “have been rebuffed” was linked to a July 3rd article by nsnbc’s Christof Lehmann, “MH17 — The Methodology of an International Cover-Up,” which included the following:

The Firewall against Transparency
Numerous journalists, the author included, have made considerable efforts to elicit independently verifiable evidence from all of the involved parties. This includes mails and phone calls to relevant ministries in Ukraine, the USA, UK, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, and the Dutch Safety Board in The Netherlands.
All requests to provide independently verifiable data have remained unanswered. That includes requests for a certified copy of radar data released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, certified copies of communications between Ukrainian Air Traffic Controllers and the flight crew on board the downed Boeing 777-200, and not least a certified copy of the Comma Separated Variable (CSV) file from the downed Boeing 777-200’s flight data recorder.

To mention but a few examples that demonstrate the significance of the need for full transparency. The DSB [Dutch Safety Board, which is running the entire investigation] published a “transcript” of ATC – Flight Crew communications. Investigative journalists have, in other words, no possibility to see whether the audio has been tampered with or for that matter, if the voices even are consistent with those of the flight crew.

Lehmann then dropped a bombshell, just in passing, a communication from a representative of the investigation-team, which communication had been made individually to Lehmann:

Sara Vernooij from the Dutch Safety Board implicitly provided the key to the puzzling question why non[e] of the involved parties is forthcoming with regards to independently testable and verifiable data end evidence by stating to the author:

The investigation information is protected by Dutch law (Dutch Kingdom Act). This act determines that only the information issued in the Final Reports is public; sources and files containing investigation information are not publicly accessible. … The Kingdom Act concerning the Dutch Safety Board excludes investigation information from [being covered under] the WOB [Open Government Act]. There is [consequently] no possibility to get any access to investigation information by the Dutch Safety Board if you are not a member of the investigation team.

… That is – no independently testable and verifiable information will be made available to the public.

This wasn’t the first time that the Dutch Safety Board has made clear that it will prohibit the public from having access to the evidence. The Dutch Safety Board had received its authority over the MH17 investigation by the Dutch Government. The Dutch Government had participated in the planning for the Maidan demonstrations and the overthrow of the prior Ukrainian Government. On 24 August 2014, I had headlined, “MH-17 ‘Investigation’: Secret August 8th Agreement Seeps Out,” and reported that,

Regarding what caused the downing of the Malaysian airliner MH-17 in Ukraine onJuly 17th, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN, reported in a brief Russian-language news story on August 12th, that four days earlier (August 8th) a representative of that nation’s [Ukraine’s] Prosecutor General office, Yuri Boychenko, had said that (as auto-translated by google), “the results [of the investigation] will be announced upon completion of the investigation and with the consent of all the parties who signed the corresponding agreement.” This UNIAN report said that, “As part of the four-party agreement signed on August 8 between Ukraine, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia [all of which nations are allies of the United States and are cooperating with its new Cold War against Russia], information on the investigation into the disaster Malaysian ‘Boeing-777’ will not be disclosed.” In other words: the official ‘investigation’ is being carried out by four nations that, as U.S. allies, are hostile toward Russia. One of those four nations, Ukraine, is … a prime suspect in possibly having shot this airliner down.

Any intelligent person understands that giving a suspect in a crime a veto-power over the ‘findings’ of the official investigation into the crime means that the ‘investigation’ is dishonest; it is corrupt. And yet journaliststs continue to play along with this game as if it weren’t corrupt. Instead of publicizing its corruptness, they pretend that the official ‘investigation’ isn’t corrupt. More is needed than merely to talk about “transparency,” or “propaganda fog.” The appropriate charge here is: “corrupt.” The official ‘investigation’ is corrupt. It is dishonest.

How, then, should investigative journalists deal with this matter?

First of all, they need to publicize that the official ‘investigation’ is corrupt (not only as was just indicated, but in other respects also). Any ‘investigation’ into a crime, where a suspect in the crime possesses veto-power over the ‘findings,’ is corrupt, and cannot be trusted by a journalist who has integrity and basic intelligence. But furthermore, all four national ‘investigators’ were in league with this Ukrainian Government even prior to the downing.

Secondly, it is crucial that journalists identify and point out what constitutes the highest-quality, least-likely-to-have-been-fabricated-or-tampered-with, item of evidence regarding this crime, and that they then build their theory of the case upon that item of evidence, by interpreting every other item of evidence only in ways that are consistent with what is proven to be so on the basis of that one highest-quality item of evidence.

Such a highest-quality item of evidence does, in fact, exist here, and it’s already publicly available; and it is the side-panel of the cockpit right next to where the plane’s pilot was sitting. That side-panel has an enormous gash shot through it, right where the pilot’s belly would have been. This gash is a few feet in diameter, and its ragged edge shows that it was caused not by a huge object like a canonball but instead by a fusillade of much smaller projectiles that had been fired at the pilot and which ripped through the panel to his body, and killed him. This is shocking evidence. It demonstrates that whatever ripped into the pilot’s body was fired sufficiently close-in so as to target him, and not merely target the plane itself, which, of course, is much larger than a pilot’s belly. Here is that side-panel shown positioned onto the plane prior to the downing, so that you can recognize where it had been located on the airliner. And here is a view of this side-panel shown very close up, in high detail. And here it is shown so that you can see the full side-panel and the enormous gash into it from those projectiles that had been fired at the pilot’s belly.

Now, in order to see an analysis of what is proven by this side-panel, click here. That walks a reader through this and the other reliable evidence, so that you can make your determinations for yourself, rather than relying upon Robert Parry’s statements, or Christof Lehmann’s statements, or my statements — or anyone’s. The case there is presented by me, but it constantly links directly to the actual evidence, and it interprets all of the other evidence in a way that is consistent with this side-panel as you see it in those photographs, all of which were taken within just hours of the shoot-down. This will enable you to make up your own mind about everything, entirely on your own, on a best-evidence basis, and with minimal reliance upon other people’s statements, because your analysis will be entirely upon a best-evidence-based analysis, which is the way that a jury in a court of law in a democratic country is supposed to reach its verdict about a crime.

However, if you are reading this article for the first time, then you might first want to see the case presented in a different way, which points out the reason why the ‘history’ of this event, the cause of that crime, cannot be what the official versions of it say that it is: it cannot be a ground-fired missile that brought down this airliner 33,000 feet above. That ‘explanation’ isn’t only false; it is actually absurd. However, that explanation includes stills from a Russian documentary about the standard ground-based-missile (“Buk”) ‘explanation’ of the shoot-down; and some people in the West have been so indoctrinated to disbelieve everything that comes out of Russia, so that they won’t even want to see that case, which is a preliminary case, demonstrating the U.S.-Ukrainian or Western theory of this event to be absurd on its face. If you want to see that preliminary case (of the absurdity of the U.S.-Ukrainian ‘explanation’), it’s here.

That link, for anyone who isn’t simply closed-minded to Russian sources, is the best single summary presentation of the evidence on the MH17 matter, as I have been able to reconstruct the event.

More recently, I have updated my account in order to deal with the second-most-reliable item of evidence on the case, which is the pilot’s corpse, the autopsy on which is still being hidden, but the cover-up of which is consistent with what one would expect on the basis of my analysis. That update, concerning what would likely be the conclusive proof in the case if it were ever to become public, is here.

And what about the black box and the other items of evidence that are so much the foci of the public’s attention in the West? Well, not only will that evidence never be made public, and so it’s not a rational basis for the public to rely upon in whatever dubious form that might some day become publicly released, but, it’s in the hands of an investigating-team that’s committed to produce a report, if any, that will be acceptable to the Ukrainian Government, which is one of the suspects.

By contrast, the cockpit side-panel was superbly photographed and uploaded to the Internet within only hours of the shoot-down. And no country, and no agent for any country, had had an opportunity to manipulate it before it was made public.

That’s extraordinary. It’s golden. Trusting anything else as constituting the primary item of evidence doesn’t make legal/forensic sense. And, as the last-given link here opens by explaining, wikipedia’s article about the downing of this airliner is deeply untrustworthy, because it altogether ignores the one best item of evidence.

So, the complicity of even the best journalists about this hoax has been that they play along with the pretense that the official authorities on the matter are honest. They make this assumption, even where the authorities persist in hiding evidence from them. Instead, every reader should make up his or her own mind about the downing of this airliner, if a person is interested in the matter at all. Distrust has to be the default assumption for any reader, on this. But what that means in practical terms is: Start only with the least-likely-to-have-been-manipulated item of evidence, and then reason from there, by means of interpreting every other item of evidence on the basis of its consistency with that one, the most-reliable-of-all, item of evidence. And any ‘evidence’ that is inconsistent with it must be presumed to be likely manipulated; it’s legal/forensically inadmissible.

The MH17 shoot-down occurred within the context of U.S. President Barack Obama’s frustration at the EU’s reluctance to increase economic sanctions against Russia, and the downing of this plane was used as the excuse for increasing those sanctions, and it worked — his (and Ukraine’s) ‘explanation’ of the event was accepted right away (though the official ‘investigation’ still has not been completed, if it ever will be). So, this was one of the cardinal historic occurrences in 2014. Anyone seriously interested in the history of our times will need to determine for him or her self how that airliner was shot down. Understanding this event accurately will then open doors to an accurate understanding of our times, and of the world we live in. Not only the victims’ families need to know the truth about this. We all do, actually.

Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/journalists-complicity-in-hiding-those-guilty-for-mh17-malaysian-airline-crash/5461886
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.
 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 10:12 am (UTC)
Idiot journalists guide to the mass murder
"Here is that side-panel shown positioned onto the plane"


Systematically Reconstructing the Shoot-Down of the Malaysian Airliner: The Guilt Is Clear and Damning
Aug 7, 2014
Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News
On July 22nd, zerohedge bannered sarcastically, “Flight MH-17 Black Boxes To Be Analyzed In ‘Impartial’ London,” and reported that they would be analyzed by the U.S.-allied, anti-Russian, pro-Ukrainian, British Government. A mere four days later, on the 26th, CBS News headlined the results, “Black box findings consistent with missile blast,” but they declined to report who, or even what country’s government, had actually done the analysis. CBS reported merely: “Unreleased data from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine show findings consistent with the plane’s fuselage being hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile explosion. ‘It did what it was designed to do,’ a European air safety official told CBS News, ‘bring down airplanes.’ The official described the finding as ‘massive explosive decompression.'” That’s all. Nothing more. However, this “explosive decompression” would have happened with bullets too, if the pressurized airliner were punctured by bullets instead of shrapnel. Why did that person (whomever it was) assume that the plane had been hit by a missile’s shrapnel, instead of by hails of bullets fired by machine-guns from a fighter-plane flying alongside it? Maybe because Britain is allied with the Obama-installed Ukrainian Government, against the anti-Government rebels who have no airplanes at all and thus cannot get gunmen 33,000 feet up into the air to shoot directly at the Malaysian airliner’s pilot, and that that’s what actually brought this plane down. We’ll show that the latter scenario is, indeed, correct.
Only idiots would trust Britain to interpret these black boxes to determine what and who brought down that plane. But, fortunately, the physical evidence lying on the ground at the site in Ukraine was photographed very quickly by locals there and uploaded to the Internet sometimes before any fighters and any governments were able to tamper with anything; and there happened to be one modest-looking item found at the site that tells a remarkably complete and entirely credible and convincing account of how this plane came down.
It tells that the Ukrainian Government itself did this airliner-downing, with bullets, not only with shrapnel. You’ll see the evidence laid out before you here; you won’t need to rely upon the British Government to tell you how this event happened. The evidence will tell you that.
More http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/systematically-reconstructing-shoot-malaysian-airliner-guilt-clear-damning/
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 10:31 am (UTC)
Ukrainian Combat Jet Returned Without Missiles After MH17 Crash: Reports
© Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
09:37 23.12.2014(updated 15:41 25.12.2014)
A Ukrainian air force Su-25 combat jet took off from an airbase in eastern Dnipropetrovsk carrying air-to-air missiles and returned without them on the day the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reports, citing an airbase employee.
Lugar del siniestro del Boeing malasio en Donbás
Donetsk Leader Says Witnessed Downing of MH17 Plane in Eastern Ukraine
MOSCOW, December 23 (Sputnik) – A Ukrainian air force Su-25 combat jet took off from an airbase in eastern Dnipropetrovsk carrying air-to-air missiles and returned without them on the day a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine in July, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported, citing an airbase employee.
The employee, who claims to be an eyewitness, said on July 17 that three Ukrainian combat jets took off, and that one of them, an Su-25, was carrying air-to-air missiles.
“After a while only one jet [of the three] returned, which had had those missiles… It returned without the missiles. The pilot was very frightened,” the man said. The employee stressed that only the returned Su-25 had been equipped with air-to-air missiles, and said he was sure it was not air-to-ground missiles.
More: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20141223/1016134406.html
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 10:36 am (UTC)
Summary
The passenger jet was machine-gunned and then blown up by air to air missiles.
Had it just been blown up there is a good chance the lying bastards in W. regimes, intelligence and media may have got away with blaming it on Russia or the federalists.
Perjury seems to be a crime for normal people. Servants of the beast in roles such as government seem immune.

Edited at 2015-07-12 12:51 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 01:29 pm (UTC)
Lying maggot servants, enemies of humanity at work
US-Israeli Imperialists Plot Downfall of Syria and Iran
By Brandon Martinez Global Research, July 11, 2015
The United States has been running a particularly reckless and transparent bluff on the world.
‘We must defeat ISIS’ has been the repetitive mantra bellowed from pulpits and podiums by deceitful US officials. But this bit of shameless Orwellian newspeak is coming from the very same rogue policy makers who have been the primary source of arms and largesse to that group and its sordid affiliates across Syria, Libya, Iraq and elsewhere.
Republican Senator Rand Paul called his own party’s bluff in a summer 2014 interview with CNN, telling the incompetent host that “we [the US government] are allied with ISIS in Syria.”[1] “[ISIS] would not be empowered in Iraq if we hadn’t been providing them a safe haven in Syria by arming their allies,” the Senator said, adding that “we are where we are because we armed the Syrian rebels,” the preponderance of whom are Wahhabi-Salafist extremists. Paul recently doubled down on that line of reasoning, informing another interviewer in May 2015 that “hawks in my party” are responsible for the rise of ISIS because of their purposefully intransigent policy of “distributing arms indiscriminately” to Syrian and Libyan militants in their fanatical drive to depose Gaddafi and Assad.[2]
Paul’s words were confirmed by a recently unearthed US Defense Intelligence Agency report that, in true Machiavellian style, welcomed an ISIS-controlled “Salafist principality in eastern Syria” to serve as a buffer to “isolate the Syrian regime” and roll back Iran. The US defense analysts, writing at the outset of the rebel insurgency in Syria in 2012, acknowledged that the anti-Assad coalition of militants that Washington was enthusiastically supporting were dominated by Salafist extremist elements linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda.[3]
A June 2015 Washington Post report revealed the extent of the CIA’s covert campaign to train, arm and deploy mercenaries against Assad in Syria, pegging it as one of the Agency’s “largest covert operations, with a budget approaching $1 billion a year.”[4] The article’s authors Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung write:
“At $1 billion, Syria-related operations account for about $1 of every $15 in the CIA’s overall budget, judging by spending levels revealed in documents The Washington Post obtained from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
More details http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-israeli-imperialists-plot-downfall-of-syria-and-iran/546163
Of course the UK maggot servants only tell the truth /sarc
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
Why Russia's Gas Pipeline Deal With Greece Is Likely to Be Stillborn
A Greek government that remains committed to the EU is not united behind a deal with Gazprom that is far more modest than the one offered in March and April
Alexander Mercouris Sat, Jul 11 Russian Insider
After prolonged discussion and some agonising, Greece has now confirmed that it has a preliminary agreement with Gazprom to build a gas pipeline across Greece from the hub in Turkey.
This agreement bears only a pale resemblance to the proposal that was discussed in Moscow and Athens in March and April. Most importantly it does not come with a pre-payment.
Greece will not therefore see any financial benefit from this pipeline until 2019 and - unlike the proposals discussed in March and April - what has now been signed can in no way be considered part of a larger bailout package of Greece involving Russia and the other BRICS states (see What Russia Offered Greece, Russia Insider, 25th June 2015).
With Greece in default to the IMF, capital controls imposed on the country and Greece’s banks in only partial operation, there is anyway simply no time now for the sort of financial package involving the BRICS Bank the Russians were talking about in March and April. Not surprisingly therefore, in recent days the Russian Finance Ministry has moved to downplay that option.
The underlying story of the Greek crisis is that though there were some elements within the Greek government - notably the Energy Ministry - that were keen on a realignment with Russia and the BRICS, the predominant faction in the Greek government, including at all times the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and both the outgoing and the incoming Finance Ministers, Varoufakis and Tsakalotos, always thought in the end solely in terms of a deal with the EU.
It is doubtful in fact that this pipeline will ever be built.
Despite some claims to the contrary, the political will to build the pipeline to Turkey is certainly there on both sides, and there is no doubt it will be built.
By contrast the will to build the pipeline in Greece does not seem to be there. At the moment it looks very much like the pet project of the Energy Minister, Panagiotis Lafazanis, rather than something the entire Greek government is signed up to.
Given the implacable opposition to the project of the US and the EU, that all but guarantees its failure.
http://russia-insider.com/en/business/why-russias-gas-pipeline-deal-greece-likely-be-stillborn/ri8655
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 05:12 pm (UTC)
Incitement to mass murder (As if the CFR led US needed prompting)
Vice News: Now Would Be a 'Pretty Good Time' To Nuke Russia
Irresponsible dehumanization of perceived geopolitical foes prepares Americans for endless war
Danielle Ryan Russia Insider
Not much surprises me anymore when it comes to the treatment of Russia by mainstream Western media. But this floored me.
My first thought was that the author must have been the victim of a bad editor and that he couldn’t possibly have approved of the headline himself.
Then I saw him tweeting this and was promptly disabused of that notion.

More http://russia-insider.com/en/vice-now-would-be-pretty-good-time-nuke-russia/ri8663
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
RT Newsline
http://rt.com/news/line/2015-07-12/
06:46 Israel releases Palestinian after 55-day hunger strike
Israel has released Palestinian medic Khader Adnan, a senior member of Islamic Jihad, who had been detained without charges for over a year. The release comes after a 55-day hunger strike, which Adnan ended two weeks ago on a promise to set him free. His earlier 66-day hunger strike drew attention to the Israeli practice of administrative detention, which allows for keeping prisoners in custody without any charges and which Israel claims is necessary to fight terrorism.

06:02 Senior leader of Tunisia Al-Qaeda affiliate killed- official
A senior leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked group in Tunisia has been killed, along with four other jihadists by security forces during a raid, presidential spokesman Moez Sinaoui wrote on Twitter. "The DNA test just confirmed that Mourad Gharsalli wshotot dead yesterday [Friday]," in Gafsa province, central Tunisia, Sinaoui said. The 32-year-old Gharsalli was one of the leaders of the Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigades, the country’s radical group responsible for a series of attacks, including the massacre at the Tunisian Bardo National Museum in March that killed 21 foreign tourists and a policeman.
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 05:47 pm (UTC)
‘Right Sector on combat alert’: Ukraine Neo-Nazis refuse to lay down arms after shootout
July 12
Ukrainian Right Sector militants, blocked in on the outskirts of Mukachevo after deadly clashes with police, are refusing to lay down their arms without their leader’s orders. Civilians in the area have been evacuated, as negotiations so far have failed.
SWAT police and special units of the National Guard, as well as Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) agents have secured the area and blockaded members of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Right Sector group on the outskirts of Mukachevo, which lies a stone’s throw away from Hungarian and Slovakian border.
“To prevent possible bloodshed, the Security Service and Interior Ministry demand that the illegal armed group lays down [its] arms and surrenders,” the SBU said in a statement, adding that fighters refuse to surrender unless ordered directly by Right Sector (‘Pravy Sektor’) leader Dmitry Yarosh.
More + vid http://rt.com/news/273184-ukraine-right-sector-standoff/
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 06:45 pm (UTC)
CrossTalk: EU fiasco?
[The EU regime is not democratic and never has been.]

July 10
Quagmire and fiasco are only two words to describe the condition of the European Union and the eurozone after the democratic choice of the Greek people. In the end the IMF’s crisis-mongering strategy failed and the Brussels leadership completely miscalculated. So-called Western values are lying in tatters.

http://rt.com/shows/crosstalk/272737-eu-democratic-choice-greece/

marcus commented
People seem to forget that the Greek debt crisis -- which is becoming a European and even possibly a world economic crisis – grew out of a deal with Goldman Sachs, engineered by Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein. Several years ago, Blankfein and his Goldman team helped Greece hide the true extent of its debt -- and in the process almost doubled it. When the first debt deal was struck in 2001, Greece owed about 600 million euros ($793 million) more than the 2.8 billion euros it had borrowed. Goldman then cooked up an off-the-books derivative for Greece that disguised the shortfall but increased the government’s losses to 5.1 billion euros. In 2005, the deal was restructured and the 5.1 billion euro debt was locked in. After that, Goldman and the rest of Wall Street pulled the global economy to its knees – whacking Greece even harder.
Undoubtedly, Greece suffers from years of corruption and tax avoidance by its wealthy. But Goldman Sachs isn't exactly innocent. It padded its profits by catastrophically leveraging up the global economy with secret, off-balance-sheet debt deals. Did any of its executives ever go to jail? Of course not. They all got fat bonuses and promotions. Blankfein, now CEO, raked in $24 million in 2014 alone. Meanwhile, the people of Greece struggle to buy medicine and food.
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 06:57 pm (UTC)
Raging class war: Anti-gentrification protest in Camden, London, ends in violence
July 12
Scuffles broke out between anti-gentrification protesters and police in Camden with injuries reported on both sides. Five rally participants have been arrested.
A man has been hospitalized and two police officers suffered minor injuries after about 20 protesters started throwing bottles and pieces of wood late on Saturday, according to police.
Five people were arrested on charges of causing disorder and they still remained in custody on Sunday morning, the Metropolitan Police Service reported.
The incident took place after a planned peaceful demonstration organized by an activist group and political party Class War and approved by the Metropolitan Police Service, which started in Camden town, London, on Saturday at 07:00pm local time.
"A minority within the 'Class Wars' protest have sought to provoke disorder. Extra police resources have been brought in to assist,” Camden police tweeted.
More http://rt.com/uk/273226-camden-anti-gentrification-protest/
Police tweeting?
Wonder who the provocateurs were?
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
More RT UK
Royal household scrutinized in child sex abuse inquiry
The Royal household will not be exempt from scrutiny over pedophile allegations and may be asked to provide evidence to a newly launched child sex abuse inquiry, it has emerged.
http://rt.com/uk/272935-royal-household-sex-inquiry/
A flock of pigs just flew by my window.

Osborne’s ‘regressive’ budget leaves 3mn households £1,000 worse off per year – IFS
Some 3 million households across the UK will be £1,000 worse off each year following Chancellor George Osborne’s emergency budget as slashed tax credits hit low-income earners hardest, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warns.
http://rt.com/uk/272851-osborne-budget-poor-affected/

‘tlhIngan maH!’ Welsh government responds to UFO question in Klingon
A Star Trek fan in the Welsh government has responded to a Tory politician’s question about UFO sightings in the fictional alien language of Klingon.
http://rt.com/uk/272980-wales-ufo-tory-minister/
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
Madness deepens
Karol en Red retweeted
pete john
RIGHT SECTOR GIVES KIEV TILL MIDNITE PREPARE FOR WAR http://tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201507121748-nqqc.htm
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
For views on the Greek vote see
https://twitter.com/marxistJorge
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
Tweetz
Karol en Red
Enrico Ivanov
BOOM! Poroshenko has retreated some military units from east Ukraine towards Kiev!
Via @azbukywedy
http://www.politnavigator.net/poroshenko-nachal-styagivat-vojjska-v-kiev.html
Garikai Chengu
When colonel Gaddafi seized power in 1969, few women went to university. Today, more than half of Libya’s university students are women.

RT
Goldman Sachs could face lawsuit for helping hide Greek debt - report http://on.rt.com/ovoudz
El Chapo’s ‘luxury’ escape tunnel 1,5km long, 10m deep with ventilation, oxygen tanks & stairs http://on.rt.com/wy1iaj
Iranian bank joins SWIFT breaking blockade http://on.rt.com/60nk7j
Temporary Grexit from eurozone an option in case of no deal - EU summit document http://on.rt.com/z0woy8
Russia mulls direct energy supplies to Greece 'within weeks' – energy minister http://on.rt.com/zlz9uy

WebsterGTarpley
World media speculate: Will austerity ghouls around Merkel destroy Europe, bring economic chaos, begin new era of wars, coups, conflict?

Révolutions Info
GlobalChange Greek capitulation reveals deep conflicts within Eurozone: Rather than resolving... http://bit.ly/1L8xNim

Libya
Alwasat
Former British ambassador: 'We must send troops to Libya'
http://bit.ly/1HUWNKX
[Worked out well last time.]

Press TV
PKK pledges to respond to Turkey's violation of ceasefire http://ptv.io/1ucq
[Another spanner in the zionists' scheme?]
'Russia to boost energy ties with Greece' http://ptv.io/1udC

jose nascimento
Ian56
Samantha Power lies to U.S. Congress about civilian shelling in Ukraine, commits felony http://us-russia.org/3335-samantha-power-lies-to-us-congress-about-civilian-shelling-in-ukraine-commits-felony.html [Anything else would be surprising.]

MRZine
The Specter of Scott
WHY WAS KOUVELAKIS IN LONDON ON A PANEL WITH CALLINICOS YESTERDAY?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1paxMRddO0M&t=10

Activist Post
Cash is dying in the developing world http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-07/08/ismail-ahmed-worldremit-wired-money-2015
Look how carefully and deliberately this headline is crafted.
The Associated Press @AP
BREAKING: Greek government wants deal with creditors at summit to avoid bank meltdown, says official.
Kuwait announces mandatory DNA database for its citizens http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/dna-testing-mandatory-kuwait-for-all-citizens.html
11 Questions Challenging SB277 Forced Vaccinations in California http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/11-questions-challenging-sb277-forced.html
UK Government Wants to Ban WhatsApp and All Other Encrypted Communications http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/uk-government-wants-to-ban-whatsapp-and.html

Net News Global
Why NATO Fears `Grexit` http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20150712/1024528793.html

Superstes
helix
Libya Destroyed: Prosecute WarCriminals Obama Clinton Cameron Sarkozy http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/10-07-2015/131294-libya_chaos-0/
Jerome Roos
Merkel, yammering on about loss of trust in Greece, seems to have forgotten that lack of trust runs both ways.

Pedro da Costa
The West is "criticizing Greece for failure to collect taxes" while fostering "a framework for global tax avoidance" http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Business/288857-Germany-showing-lack-of-solidarity-over-Greece-.VaLI3LRuud0.twitter
tony_revsoc99
EU knows Greece is bankrupt. The last 5 years has been about stealing everything that isnt welded to the ground - theft now accelerating

Land Destroyer
Tony Cartalucci
the premise of this article on vaccines hits at the very crux of the debate http://www.activistpost.com/2015/07/vaccines-ideal-covert-op-to-genetically.html SA gov already tried!

Nabil
Lina Arabi
Saudis: We need to offer Syrian army defectors high salaries & good weapons. SaudiCables. https://www.wikileaks.org/saudi-cables/doc11067.html

OXI
Kendra Alvey
Silverlake in a nutshell: My neighbor just gave me a judgy fuck-off look while she was WALKING A FUCKING ROOSTER ON A LEASH.

Umami
The Mass Deception
UK WhatsApp Ban Causes Social Media Outcry As Government Pushes Ahead With 'Snoopers Charter'
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/10/snoopers-charter-bill-causes-social-outcry-as-government-looks-to-ban-whatsapp-and-others_n_7768768.html
clothcapclothcap on July 12th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
Tweetz
green heart
Max Abrahms
Britain's former ambassador to Washington: Chaos in the Middle East means it's time for an alliance with Iran http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/11729847/Chaos-in-the-Middle-East-means-its-time-for-an-alliance-with-Iran.html
Lee Jay Walker
ISIS claims responsibility for Italian Consulate blast in Cairo http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-claims-responsibility-for-italian-consulate-blast-in-cairo/
Belkis Wille
Saudi-led coalition targets electrical grid, water tank, homes, markets in Saada YemenCrisis http://bit.ly/1egNLKF
True Love
Breaking UNSC:Iran will no more b under embargo arms.All economic financial sanctions to remove.Wish it's truth.
Senior Turkish CHP official announces ‘peace bloc’ against war in Syria
http://national.bgnnews.com/senior-chp-official-announces-peace-bloc-against-war-in-syria-haberi/7591
The media has no clue and never mention abt jihad trend:Takfiri terrorists take inspiration from Aal-e Saud clan
http://english.irib.ir/programs/political/item/212650-takfiri-terrorists-take-inspiration-from-aal-e-saud-clan
Leith Abou Fadel
Southern Front conducts another large scale assault in the Golan Heights and Dara'a City; no progress made:
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/southern-front-conducts-another-large-assault-on-the-golan-heights-and-daraa-city/
[Al Nusra/ affiliates]
ISIS suffered significant casualties during their failed assault in east Al-Hasakah; full report from the front:
http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/isis-sustains-significant-casualties-in-east-al-hasakah/
IraqiSuryani
Iraq - 4 civilians dead & at least 31 injured after a suicide car bombing at Kadhimiya Baghdad
A Dunon
İdris BALUKEN
Minibüste bulunup yaralı olarak kurtulan 6 kişi ve tüm Ardahan halkı saldırının bilinçli olarak askerler
tarafından yapıldığını ifade ediyor
PT2 Kurdish MP @idrisbaluken: ”All those injured in the attack and the people [there] say it was the Turkish army.”
маяковский
Camp Speicher, an ISIS massacre so bloody you could see it from space Iraq http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/07/08/a-massacre-so-bloody-it-could-be-seen-from-space/
In ISIS-ruled Raqqa, foreigners live like princes while locals have to submit or die Syria
http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/ruled-raqqa-new-class-divide-creates-tensions-local-syrians-1335876517
ISIS and AlQaeda have started fighting each other in Libya
http://read.bi/1frVrek
Ami. kurdes Bretagne
Updated map of the recent developments on Rojava frontlines. http://www.akb.bzh/spip.php?article889
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJuNvfEWsAAA05r.png
Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi
Raqqa IMPORTANT : Fire brigade "civilian" dead after Coalition warplanes targeting them when they was Extinguish fire Syria
Peto Lucem
Al-Zahra Quarter of Aleppo is Secured: Ansar Al-Shari'ah Nowhere to be Found: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/al-zahra-quarter-of-aleppo-is-secured-ansar-al-shariah-nowhere-to-be-found/
Afghan Zariza
ISIS suffers major setback in Afghanistan as three top leaders are killed in just one week. http://afghanzariza.com/2015/07/12/islamic-state-suffers-major-setback-in-afghanistan-as-three-top-leaders-killed-in-just-one-week
Ahmad Al-Issa
Syria: Nusra Front commander Asaad Ghanem died of his wounds at an Israeli hospital
https://www.facebook.com/DamasCountryside.Now
Hamosh ‏@Hamosh84 Jul 9
The love is heating up again between the FSA ISIS
they're fighting bravely together in Zabadani
LoveWins
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJeEc5oW8AExjUC.jpg
Dr Shahid
AlQaeda Jabhat Al-Nusra Attacks Independent Police In Idlib Syria
http://mme.cm/CS9U00
Hassan Ridha
Breaking: Syrian Army Captures Tal Sheikh Khattab Near Jisr Al-Shughour: http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-captures-tal-sheikh-khattab-near-jisr-al-shughour/