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Arab Coalition Commits War Crimes In Yemen

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Identifying the military attacks on Yemen by American-supported Arab nations as war crimes was long overdue.

The bombings of the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, which killed at least 65 civilians four days ago in the Yemeni city of Moja could constitute a war crime, Human Rights Watch reported today.

In a statement, HRW said that the failure of Saudi Arabia and other members of the alliance to investigate possible illegal bombings in Yemen demonstrate the need for the UN to create a commission to investigate what happened.

The air strike targeted a residential complex near the Moja power plant, located on the Red Sea coast in Taiz province.

The report by HRW expert, Ole Solvang, said that this bombing “had no apparent military target and appears to be a war crime.”

Workers and residents said there was no presence of Houthi rebels or allied military forces on the ground.

The housing complex, which served as home to about 200 families, was seriously damaged and its roof collapsed after the walls of two of the buildings caved in due to the bombings.

A total of nine attacks were recorded in just a few minutes leaving several craters on the ground.

One witness, Ahmed Wayida Nayid, 37, detailed in the HRW report that on the third bombing the whole building began to collapse and people were obligated to flee to the beach.

HRW stressed that the governments involved in the conflict must investigate war crimes committed by their soldiers and bring them to justice.

Besides the Arab coalition, the international organization also accused the Houthi rebels of war crimes for attacking civilians in these four months of conflict.

The Riad-led alliance began bombing the positions of the Houthi in late March, with the aim of stopping the advance of the insurgents to the south, but in doing so, the air attacks have bombed multiple civilian centers without any regard for human life.

Unprecedented Human Suffering

As we have been reporting here at The Real Agenda News, the worst part of the Yemen conflict is the great suffering imposed on civilians.

“The suffering of the civilian population has reached unprecedented levels. More than 100 days into the crisis, severe shortages of water, food and fuel continue across the country, together with airstrikes and fighting on the ground,” reported the head of the ICRC Yemen delegation, Antoine Grand.

According to Steven Lendman’s reporting, the ICRC has 262 personnel in Yemen – 144 in Sanaa, 70 in the southern port city Aden, 36 in Saada governorate and 12 in Taiz. But those people can’t effectively deal with the type of emergency that is taking place in Yemen. The burden is too great for a couple of hundred people to deal with.

“The last two weeks have seen an intensification of fighting in the southern governorates of Aden and Taiz where it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to reach affected areas, to evacuate the dead and the wounded and to provide life-saving assistance,” reports ICRC.

“We remain ready to facilitate the evacuation of the dead and wounded – as we are currently doing in both Aden and Taiz – and to visit detainees on both sides, but all parties must facilitate our access and respect our mandate.”

As Mr, Lendman reports on his blog, “over half of Yemen’s 24 million people live on less than $2 a day with no access to clean water. Pre-conflict child malnutrition was severe – much worse as war rages. Most Yemenis today are food insecure. They don’t get enough to eat. Around of 90% of food needed is imported – greatly impeded by Riyadh’s blockade.”

Genocidal aggression against 26 million Yemenis

Modern carnage is happening right before our own eyes. The Saudi coalition air strikes shed bombs that weigh nearly a ton over urban areas in Yemen where families suffer the bombing of their homes.

If you have never witnessed ethnic cleansing, Yemen presents a good opportunity to learn what war is all about. The war in Yemen is not only about the bombs that are falling on a daily basis over innocent civilians, it is also about starvation, lack of clean war, mass migration, and environmental destruction.

Yemenis are now being exterminated by a western backed forced that justifies their holocaust with the old strategy of “humanitarian war”, the one that according to América is necessary before establishing western-style democracy.

Almost two thirds of the Yemeni population, a total of 16 million people, have no access to drinking water due to aerial bombing, fighting and lack of fuel in the country, Oxfam warned today.

Oxfam said in a statement that the population is being forced to drink unsafe water due to the destruction of public infrastructure, which increases the risk of life-threatening diseases like malaria, cholera and diarrhea.

Millions of people are digging wells for water, which is then taken away by truck and whose price has tripled in recent weeks.

Before the start of the current conflict, 13 million people or about half the population had no access to potable water, but the violence has raised that figure to three million more.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

US-Supported Kiev Aggression On Donbass Escalated

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Kiev junta officials want war, not peace. They want illegitimate fascist rule hardened – with no recognized democratic pockets. Local autonomy is strictly forbidden despite mandated under Minsk ceasefire terms.

Rebel fighters continue showing good faith efforts for peace and stability. Despite obvious threats, they’ll withdraw heavy weapons from frontline positions – in place to deter junta aggression.

A statement was issued saying “(t)o show our commitment to the Minsk agreements, we are ready to make the next step towards peace. For that, (we’ll) pull back our units with tanks and armored vehicles, equipped with weapons under 100mm calibre, to at least three kilometres (1.9 miles) from the front line.”

Withdrawal doesn’t apply to several “problem areas.” They include up to 12% of the ceasefire line. OSCE monitors were notified of what’s planned.

In contrast, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) military spokesman Eduard Basurin said multiple daily junta “ceasefire violation and criminal actions…speak for Kiev’s buildup for active hostility.” Attacks are intensifying.

Minsk terms required all heavy weapons withdrawn well behind frontline positions. Junta forces kept theirs in place – shifting  positions to create the illusion of pullback. Rebels complied unilaterally until forced to act against Kiev aggression.

Escalated Saturday attacks were heavier than more recent ones. DPR’s Defense Ministry reported 44 junta ceasefire violations in the last 24 hours. Shelling was intense, it said.

A Donetsk hospital was targeted – at least one death and several injuries reported, including a doctor. Central city civilian neighborhoods were shelled. Damage cut off water in some city areas. A gas pipeline was struck. Basurin said:

“Residential buildings have been hit…DNR emergency services are on their way to the shelling site, fires have broken out there.”

Ukrainian forces continue shelling rebel held areas, he explained. RT International correspondent Murad Gazdiev called weekend attacks “unprecedented in recent times” – perhaps indicating greater aggression to come.

“Deafening explosions in the center of Donetsk” were heard, he said. “(A)mbulances and fire trucks (were) sent everywhere.” Areas targeted had “nothing of military value” – just apartment blocks, shops, a hospital and school.

Other DPR areas struck included its airport (largely destroyed from previous fighting), Yasinovataya, Gorlovka, Spartak, Zheleznaya Balka, Krasny Partizan, Belaya Kamenka, Novaya Laspa and Shirokaya Balka settlements.

On Sunday, DPR Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko said “over 70,000 Ukrainian military mobilized along the line of engagement, and every day the number is growing” – more evidence junta officials want war, not peace.

DPR parliament Speaker Andrey Purgin called on BRICS countries to impose sanctions on Ukraine, its officials and enterprises for continuing aggression on Donbass.

“The Ukrainian armed forces continue massive artillery bombardments of the Donetsk and Luhansk republics destroying houses, hospitals and killing civilians daily,” he said.

“I appeal to the BRICS leaders with a demand to impose sanctions against Ukrainian officials and companies involved in the terror of the people of Donbass.”

“Poroshenko was rapidly approaching ‘the point of no return’ when no one could convince Donbass of Ukraine’s (willingness) to negotiate (for peace).”

Constitutional amendments rammed through parliament violated Minsk. So-called debate excluded Donbass representation. Its rights were ignored.

Measures enacted were sent to Ukraine’s constitutional court. Expect rubber-stamp approval to follow. Rogue states operate this way – including waging naked aggression on its own people rejecting illegitimate fascist rule.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 15: Preparing For More War?

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Provocative US-led NATO exercises risk direct confrontation with Russia and other independent countries Washington targets for regime change.

TRJE15 intends “showcas(ing)” US-dominated Alliance capability “on the world stage,” an official statement says.

It’s scheduled from September 28 to November 6 in Italy, Spain and Portugal, other Alliance nations, and the Mediterranean Sea involving around 36,000 personnel from 30 NATO member and partner countries (including Ukraine) in what’s called the “biggest…operation since the end of the Cold War.”

It targets Washington’s main enemies – Russia, China and Iran on the pretext of fighting Islamic State terrorists. Moscow criticizes NATO’s buildup in Eastern Europe “under the false pretext of alleged ‘aggressive behavior’ by our country” – accompanied by “unfriendly and malicious” rhetoric.

In June, Putin forthrightly said “(w)e are not threatening anyone, and we seek to resolve all conflict situations through political means  (according to) international law and other nations’ interests.” His comments fall on deaf ears in the West, mainly America.

IS and other Takfiri terrorists are US allies in Syria, Iraq, to some degree in Southeastern Ukraine and Gaza, and wherever else deployed as proxy foot soldiers.

TRJE15 is the largest of numerous other provocative exercises (conducted earlier or planned) preparing for “emerging crises” – code language for provocative saber rattling under the cloak of “counterinsurgency” operations.

NATO calls what’s involved one of its “highest planning priorities – (its) current scope and scale” exceeding initial plans “by some margin,” maybe further before beginning in September.

It reflects US-dominated Alliance activities “using new and evolving concepts, advanced technology, cutting-edge military capabilities and the world’s most modern land, sea and air forces in the most complex and realistic scenarios.”

It involves a fictitious region called SOROTON. A crisis erupts outside NATO’s territory in a fictional country affected by “internal tensions, natural hazards, and a neighbor’s aggression.”

Exercises will involve confronting “subversion and terrorism to grand military maneuver(s) on a grand scale from the conditions of chemical warfare to the battlegrounds of cyber and information, from the intricacies of tribal rivalries to the challenges of unpredictable and autocratic political leaders.”

NATO won’t explain why numerous large-scale military exercises are held at a time its only enemies are ones it invents, including provocatively near Russia’s borders. Planning involves preparing for major war. Obvious targets are Washington’s main adversaries.

They deplore war. They want peace and stability. Washington’s agenda is polar opposite – endless wars against independent nations threatening no one, serving monied interests on the pretext of democracy building, humanitarian intervention and fighting terrorism. Global wars start this way.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Hillary Clinton: War Goddess, Corporate Shill, Anti-Populist

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All US presidential cycles are money controlled corrupted processes with no legitimacy whatever. Voters have no say despite believing otherwise.

They naively think electing new bums replacing old ones improves things. Their choices are among an array of long ago bought and paid for candidates supporting what most harms them.

The late Gore Vidal said “(b)y the time a (candidate) gets to be presidential material, (he or she has) been bought ten times over.”

“There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party (with) two right wings: Republican and Democrat,” he explained.

Hillary Clinton perhaps represents the worst choice among an array of aspirants looking more like a police lineup. Previous articles explained her warmongering lust for endless conflicts. She’s unabashedly hawkish.

As first lady, she urged husband Bill to bomb Belgrade. Yugoslavia’s rape and pillage followed. As a New York senator, she supported Bush’s war on Afghanistan. As Secretary of State, she urged escalating it.

She backed lawless aggression on Iraq based entirely on Big Lies. Her supportive Senate remarks included baseless fabrications about Saddam “continu(ing) to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and (efforts) to keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” She got the war she wanted.

She backed military intervention to topple Libya’s Gaddafi. She urged more extensive drone bombings. She promoted war to oust Syria’s Assad.

She favors nuclear weapons use. She calls them peacekeeping deterrents. She wants US-dominated NATO used more aggressively.

Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk contributed at least $8.6 million to the Clinton Global Initiative – involved in “moderniz(ing) Ukraine” to harden fascist rule.

She’s hostile to Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and other independent countries.

She urges more heavily arming Kiev fascists than already for continued war on Donbass freedom fighters wanting democratic governance everyone deserves.

As first lady, New York senator and Secretary of State, she’s been ideologically hardline – pro-war, pro-business, anti-populist, anti-labor.

As presidential aspirant, she’s selling a different image. Whether enough people buy it to get her nominated and elected remains to be seen. It’s a long time to November 2016. A lot can happen between now and then to derail her outsized ambitions.

On June 13, she launched her campaign in New York – at Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park, wrapping her candidacy in FDR’s New Deal.

As first lady, she supported so-called welfare reform signed into law by husband Bill – gutting social safety net protection for families with dependent children established in the 1930s.

Her rhetoric belies her hardline agenda – the same one duopoly power in Washington espoused for decades, notably post-9/11.

Days earlier at the New School for Social Research in New York, she sounded more Republican than self-styled populist saying:

“I want to be the small business president, and I mean it. And throughout this campaign I’m going to be talking about how we empower entrepreneurs with less red tape, easier access to capital, tax relief and simplification.”

Like Washington’s bipartisan criminal class, she favors stimulating economic growth by corporate tax cuts and other business friendly measures.

She has no program to address mass unemployment, underemployment or reduce poverty. Nothing to stop  continued offshoring of US jobs to low-wage countries. Nothing to help ordinary Americans most in need.

Monied interests can feel safe in her hands – her underlying message despite its pseudo-populist rhetoric. As president, socialism for the rich and powerful contrasted with neoliberal harshness for most others will be the centerpiece of her agenda – along with continued endless war of aggression for wealth and dominance.

She shamelessly calls corporate tax cuts, credits and other handouts “the best anti-poverty program” – creating the illusion they stimulate jobs creation. They don’t. They’re used for self-serving interests.

Clinton exclusively supports Wall Street, war profiteers and other corporate favorites at the expense of serving everyone equitably and fairly – wrapped in disingenuous pseudo-populist rhetoric, pure demagoguery masking her business as usual agenda.

She urges gutting Medicare and Social Security – bedrock retirement programs financed by payroll taxes saving millions of seniors from deep poverty, deprivation and despair, including being unable to afford vital healthcare when most needed.

“It’s time to stop having debates over the small stuff and focus on how we’re going to tackle the big stuff together,” she blustered – code language for waging war on social justice.

She’s against a minimum living wage, job protections, helping America’s most disadvantaged, programs to lift them out of poverty and other measures real populists support.

Electing her next year assures worse than ever business as usual – a toxic agenda most people everywhere deplore.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Israel Controls ISIS – Proven By Computer Hack Of Israeli Chief Of Staff? (VIDEO)

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Israel controls ISIS.

Many have long suspected the connection, given that ISIS serves the Zionist agenda so well, but now we may have more proof. According to Veterans Today, hackers were recently able to get access to several months of personal computer data and mobile phone calls of Israeli Chief of Staff under Netanyahu, Manzar (Mandi) al-Safadi. The hack allegedly revealed that al-Safadi had been communicating and cutting deals with many Lebanese personalities and Syrian opposition figures who cooperated with Israel in the Syrian crisis. The hackers allegedly found information which helped them to gain “valuable intelligence on Israel’s supports for terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.” (Note: I have been unable to personally verify the claims of hacking by reading the documents, since Google translator says the page is too large to translate).

 

The ISIS Game is Up

For those paying attention, we have been inundated with clues that the whole ISIS phenomenon is a massive fraud. In a Freudian slip Obama recently stated that “with the additional steps I ordered last month, we’re speeding up the training of ISIL forces”. ISIL is another of ISIS’ many names. Earlier in the year, there were reports that Israel was attending to wounded ISIS soldiers in Israeli hospitals. The spin put on that by the Zionist-owned press was that Israel was so generous and magnanimous that it even cares for its enemies, a ridiculous lie designed to cover the fact that Israel controls ISIS. Even the alleged head of ISIS, Al-Baghdadi (accused of being a Mossad double agent), died in an Israeli hospital!

What about this piece of information that ISIS is another name for the Mossad, i.e. that it stands for Israeli Secret Intelligence Service?

The ISIS game is up. The official narrative is simply far too much to believe. As Bernie Suarez humorously writes:

“According to U.S. “intelligence sources” mouthpieces, ISIS has [professional camera and image editing software and skills] including social media capabilities. Amazingly, these covered-face killers have unraveled the secret of how to outsmart every world power including the U.S. Empire with regard to every form of communication. They have stomped out the U.S. military, NSA, CIA, NATO, U.N. and the intelligence of Israel, U.K. and every other nation that surrounds them …”

“ISIS is so close to Israel, they may attack Israel any given day … The big Israel attack would gain them all the PR and Marketing they need … The irony gets even crazier here. According to U.S. politicians pushing the ISIS psyop narrative, ISIS is not only unwilling to attack Israel, which they could do in a day or two, they instead prefer to make plans to travel all the way to the other side of the world to attack the world’s most powerful Empire of all time. Yes, they would rather risk getting caught, imprisoned or killed traveling halfway around the world than to go for an easy quick strike at Israel.”

How ISIS Helps the Zionist Regime of Israel

It’s very clear that ISIS serves the Zionist agenda well. That alone has been the giveaway to know that Israel controls ISIS. Just look what ISIS does. ISIS terrorists run around the Middle Eastern Islamic countries, beheading, killing, raping and pillaging, stealing land and resources, overthrowing and dividing sovereign nations and – most of all – setting Muslim against Muslim. And as ISIS runs around the desert like a headless chicken, the Western public gets thoroughly conditioned to believe in the threat of Islamic terrorism, with the added assistance of Israeli front groups like SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities) who produce clean-cut, green-screen and entirely fake beheadings.

Meanwhile, miraculously, ISIS never seems to threaten Israel. You would think that Israel would be a logical target of hatred for a group of extreme Muslims out to form their own State or Caliphate. Yet Israel never gets attacked or touched. ISIS does, however, foment tremendous and horrific infighting among Muslims and weaken many Islamic nations, so that they are too disconnected to unite together to stand up to real threat in the region – Zionist Israel, financially owned by the Rothschilds and militarily backed by the US.

Israel, the Missing Piece of the Puzzle in the Middle Eastern Crisis

Israel is the missing piece of the puzzle. Israel controls ISIS and many other aspects of geopolitics, being the personal country of the Rothschilds, the richest family on Earth.

Israel is the missing piece of the puzzle. Israel controls ISIS and many other aspects of geopolitics, being the personal country of the Rothschilds, the richest family on Earth.

Just as a reminder, Israel:

– Has continuously expanded its territory by stealing land, eradicating villages and committing genocide against a sovereign people (the Palestinians);

– Has infiltrated the governments of almost all the major countries of the world, e.g. USA, Britain, France, Germany, Australia and Canada (as well as the United Nations) to the point where it dictates their foreign (and sometimes even domestic) policy;

– Attacked the USS Liberty in 1967 (even though the US and Israel were supposed allies at the time) with unmarked aircraft;

– Was intimately involved in the planning and execution of the 9/11 false flag operation;

– Has consistently lied and exaggerated the threat of the Iranian nuclear intentions, while harboring a nuclear arsenal of its own, and refusing to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty;

– Is behind the invention and creation of radical Islam, Islamic terrorism, Islamophobia and the demonization of Islam.

Given all that and much more, how much of a surprise is it that Israel controls ISIS too?

The ISIS Psy-op Has Come Unravelled

Much like the single Islamic terrorist bogeyman Osama Bin Laden, and the Islamic terrorist group bogeyman Al-Qaeda, ISIS is another psy-op (psychological operation) designed to prop up the failing and fake war on terror. We know that the Bushes were close buddies with the Bin Ladens; we know that Al-Qaeda was a CIA creation and literally means “the database” in Arabic. Remember what Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said:

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .”

ISIS is the latest installment of deceptive propaganda, but it’s not working. Many have seen right through it. We know, with proof, that Israel controls ISIS. How long until a critical mass realizes it and looks instead at the real puppet-master Israel?

Sources:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/07/11/hack-of-netanyahu-chief-of-staff-shows-israeli-control-of-isis/

http://media.farsnews.com/media/Uploaded/Files/Documents/1394/04/18/13940418000252.pdf

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2NkjNvwuaU

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/04/27/isis-leader-al-baghdadi-dies-in-israeli-hospital/

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OF5Gr086kw

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/10-signs-that-isis-is-scripted-psyop.html

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/probing-site-intelligence-group.html


Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

You Cry… When You Care!

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Most of us feel sad when we see or hear of some tragedy… usually intensifying when it either affects a loved one or a neighbor. Even if it is a scene from far away, whereupon a train or plane crashes, or perhaps lightning hits a child swimming, or a shark attacks someone… we feel sad. This writer decided the other day to  once again view Spielberg’s 1993 film Schindler’s List, following that with Frank Piersen’s 2001 film Conspiracy. The former film captures the 1941 atrocity of the Krakow ghetto massacre, where Jewish life meant nothing to the SS German command and troops. How difficult it was to see how inhumane one group could behave towards another group that it labeled subhuman. In the case in Conspiracy, based on transcripts found after the war of a 1942 meeting at Wannsee, outside of Berlin, we see where the massacres like that at Krakow had led. A group of 15 high ranking Nazi Party and SS officials met under the leadership of SS General Reinhard Heydrich to tackle the ‘Final Solution’ of what they called ‘The Jewish Question’. In the end, Heydrich got the consensus he needed to gas and incinerate the Jews of Europe. A truly despicable set of events in a truly despicable time in history.

As with the majority of German citizens during that period, so too today’s majority of Americans either do not wish to know, or really do not care that much regarding torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2002, Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo and Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee drafted what is now referred to as the ‘Torture Memos Part 1′. This document advised the CIA, the DOD and the President on the use of what they (Orwellian?) called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques': mental and physical torment and coercion such as prolonged sleep deprivation, binding in stress positions, and  (the infamous) WATERBOARDING. Their advice was that these actions might be ‘legally permissible’ under an expansive interpretation of presidential authority during the ‘War on Terror’ (another Orwellian phrase?). You see, in our country, we had, in addition to our signing of the 1949 Geneva Accords against torture of detainees and POWs, anti torture laws passed in 1994.U.S. Code Title 18, Sections 2340- 2340A makes it ‘a federal crime for anyone acting in a U.S government capacity to commit torture or to conspire to do so.’ Those convicted under the law can be sentenced to prison for up to 20 years, and the death penalty may be imposed if death results from the torture. The law applies to ALL U.S. nationals, including as high up as the president. Those who study law know that the 1st and 2nd memos by Yoo and Bybee in 2002 tried to use the same mumbo jumbo wordplay rationalization that the Nazis did in their Nuremberg race laws. By the way, as explained to you in earlier columns of mine, Yoo is now a professor at U. of Cal at Berkeley, and Bybee a federal judge. So much for being held accountable for evil.

When a detainee or possible terrorist suspect is tortured by us, most of the mainstream media and hypocrite Congress turn a blind eye. ‘We are at war’, they say. Ditto for some coward sitting at a monitor board in a nice air conditioned office here at home who pushes the mouse and sends the deadly drone missile off to do its deed. No capture, no need for torture… just kill! And if there is (another Orwellian phrase?) collateral damage; well, we are at war now aren’t we? Question for all those brave and patriotic fellow Americans of mine who support this type of thing: What if? What if Israel agents find out that your Palestinian neighbor, an engineer living next door to you, who happens to exchange Christmas cards with you, was giving hefty donations to the families of suicide bombers? The Israelis feel he is too dangerous to allow to go on donating huge sums, so they call for a ‘drone attack’ on him when he is at home. As with what our country does in Pakistan or Yemen, no need to get approval from the ‘host’  nation…it is just done!  Problem is, you get the phone call at work that day notifying you that not only was his home destroyed, but the missile did a little collateral damage and took out your home too… with your family inside! One can imagine the outrage when it is one of our own that falls through the cracks of ‘legal illegalities’ , to echo what the Bush and now the Obama gangs have done.

It is bad enough that we working stiffs are tortured by the corporate world each and every day. We get screwed up and down with fees and increases and less and less service by banks, landlords, phone companies, cable providers, retailers, insurance companies… every way possible. Perhaps I am making my own argument for the apathy regarding torture and overkill phony wars by our nation: Too stressed out and tired to really care! Perhaps. Yet, as Chris Hedges advises in his new book The Wages of Rebellion, it takes faith in truth and a better answer to all this which then supplies energy for doing the ‘right thing’. Thomas Swift had the best line of all when he said “You know you are in the presence of genius by the confederacy of dunces that line up against him.”


Philip A Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn, NYC longshoremen. He is a free lance columnist (found on World News Trust, Nation of Change Blog, Truthout.org, TheSleuthJournal.com, The Intrepid Report , The Peoples Voice, Information Clearing house, Dandelion Salad, Activist Post, Dissident Voice and many other sites worldwide). Philip works as an environmental products sales rep and has been an activist leader since 2000. In 2010 he became a local spokesperson for the 25% Solution Movement to Save Our Cities by cutting military spending 25%. Philip can be reached at [email protected]

Life In Donetsk: Resilient Despite Obama’s Continuing Proxy War

Central Donetsk City (Roger Annis)

Central Donetsk City (Roger Annis)

Obama’s dirty war of aggression using Ukrainian and imported mercenary forces continues against Donbass residents rejecting fascism – wanting democratic rights everyone deserves.

Since conflict began in April 2014, Kiev’s junta regime committed major war crimes. Russia’s Investigative Committee (IC) is set to submit hard evidence to international courts, according to its spokesman Vladimir Markin.

“All the evidence that we have collected has been included in more than 2,500 volumes of a criminal case. And the Investigative Committee is ready to hand over these materials to any international court,” he said.

Russia’s IC will continue its investigation on whether other junta war crimes were committed. Despite months of devastating conflict, life in Donetsk remains resilient.

It’s Ukraine’s fifth largest city – an industrial one with nearly a million people. The metropolitan area has over two million. A local unnamed resident describes conditions saying they’re “stable.”

“The city is alive. It’s very clean, decorated (and) roads are being repaired,” he said. Fresh surfacing is everywhere. Ads provide information on “important city events and happenings.”

“Maybe not a million roses are blooming but definitely 500,000.” Junta shelling continues in some areas. Their residents struggle to endure and survive.

Schools at all levels operate normally. Graduates get DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) certificates and free transportation to Rostov to take Unified State Exams for admission into tuition-free Russian universities.

Youths from local colleges need only DPR certificates and acceptable entrance exam results.

Healthcare is readily available for anyone needing it – thanks to Russian humanitarian aid. It’s an essential lifeline given Kiev’s economic blockade.

Thirty-one humanitarian convoys delivered essential to life supplies – including food, medicines and medical equipment.

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said a 32nd convoy will depart for Donetsk and Lugansk from the Noginsk rescue center on July 16. Since last August, Moscow delivered nearly 40,000 tons of essential supplies.

Washington supplied NOTHING. The world’s richest country and lead belligerent wants Donbass residents isolated, attacked, starved and deprived of vital medical care – a testimony to US ruthlessness.

Half of Donetsk’s pharmacies are closed. The others have Russian supplied medicines and related items. “City transit works like clockwork,” said the resident. It operates well despite insufficient gasoline availability.

No military equipment is seen on streets – except an occasional camouflaged vehicle or truck. Supermarkets, other shops, restaurants and theaters operate normally.

“You can get anything you want at (city) markets,” the resident said. He found his favorite yogurt. At the same time, economic blockade remains a major problem – like Leningrad’s siege during WW II except for life-saving Russian humanitarian aid.

“Everything is more expensive” – food two to threefold higher than pre-war. The problem is wages and pensions haven’t kept up with prices.

They’re paid on time with “no arrears.” Ukrainian hryvnias were used until April. Now it’s Russian rubles. In May, healthcare workers were paid in dollars.

Internet service operates normally – including free wi-fi in public places and all institutions. Five local television channels are available plus Russian ones and others. Satellite connections offer more.

Kiev sometimes cuts off cell phone service. Not all businesses operate. Economic blockade prevents imports and exports.

Donbass freedom fighters developed into a well-trained, well-equipped army – a capable self-defense force outmatching Kiev’s military. No Russian soldiers are involved.

City residents trust government officials. They’re polar opposite Kiev’s fascist regime. A state of war exists with no end in sight.

“If the shelling were to stop, everything would be fine,” said the resident. “So we live on and hope.”

Washington’s February 2014 coup transformed Ukraine into a fascist police state geopolitical battleground in Europe’s heartland.

It’s a platform for possible US-dominated NATO nuclear war on Russia or America acting unilaterally. Lunatics in Washington want regime change. They want Western puppet leadership replacing Putin.

They want Russia ravaged and destroyed like all other countries America attacks. They want control of its vast land mass, balkanized for easier control. They want its resources plundered, its people exploited, a dystopian wasteland used for profit.

On July 15, Obama’s Ukraine coup team point person Victoria Nuland arrives back in Kiev to meet with officials Washington installed. The State Department says she’s coming “to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues” – code language for continued US-supported aggression on Donbass, prelude perhaps to direct confrontation with Russia.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

4 Million Syrian Refugees Have Fled Their Country

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Syria and Yemen are two faces of the same tragic coin whose citizens are being systematically driven out of their land to cause massive social unrest.

Whatever your political view is regarding Western-backed intervention in Syria and Yemen, no ideological or religious belief can deny that both countries are being victimized, not liberated, which is what the corporate media wants the public to believe.

The result of bombing a country or two at the same time in regions near each other can only be death, poverty, social unrest, massive migration, and yes, a surge in terrorism.

In the case of Syria, the UN confirmed today that the number of Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries has exceeded four million, and that is only what the UN has managed to account for. The 4 million milestone has become the worst refugee crisis to which the organization has been confronted with in the past quarter century.

But the UN had already warned about the same kind of refugee problems in Yemen. Gaza and other areas where western powers and their allies in the region have done everything in their power to destroy, loot and kill.

“This is the largest refugee population in one conflict in a generation. It is a population that requires the support of the world, but instead lives in appalling conditions and sinking deeper and deeper into poverty,” said the High Commissioner of Nations for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Gutierres, in revealing this new and terrible record.

After four and a half years of armed violence between western-backed rebels and the Syrian Army, the conflict in Syria shows no signs of a solution and attempts to open the way for a political failure largely because of western influence that seeks death and destruction by arming rebels groups against rebel groups as well as rebel groups against defenseless populations.
The effort made by Russia, China and other eastern movers and shakers have fallen on a rotten soil where disagreements are the status quo.

While the United States and Israel intend to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad Russia and China rightfully point out that such an action would end up digging a deeper hole for the people in the region; much like it did in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, where they US also intervened.

The Syrian conflict also caused serious tensions between influential countries in the Middle East. Turkey has become a US ally and has aided ISIS by mobilizing terrorists, weapons and other equipment to arm the terror group to fight in Syria.

This week, the Turkish President has stationed a large contingent of troops and weapons on the border with Syria in which many believe are preparations to invade Syria.

In addition to the more than four million refugees, 7.6 million Syrians are displaced inside Syria, many of them in difficult circumstances or in places that are difficult to access for organizations that provide humanitarian aid.

The speed with which the situation continues to deteriorate in Syria is reflected in the figure of four million refugees in just ten months after the UNHCR communicated that the number had reached three million refugees.

The difficult conditions are pushing more and more of these refugees into Europe, via sea routes from Turkey heading to Greece as the closest and most convenient destination.

In European countries they have already registered a total of 270,000 asylum applications from people who jump on boats and attempt to sail to Europe. However, the vast majority of refugees remain in the region with the largest number of them found in Turkey, where there are 1.8 million in total.

In Lebanon they represent about a quarter of the population, or 1.17 million, while there are 630,000 in Jordan, 250,000 in Iraq, and 12,00 in Egypt. Another 32,000 are distributed in other parts of North Africa.

This tragedy is compounded, according to the UNHCR that recalled the lack of funds for the most basic needs of the displaced and the communities where they have installed people who have very quickly been overtaken in their capacity to deal with the huge number of refugees.

According to findings on the ground, the organization has received only a quarter of the 5,5 billion that are needed for humanitarian aid and reconstruction,.

If this situation does not improve, the refugees will begin to suffer cuts in food aid, health care and lack of opportunity to school their children. Most children have become sources of income for many families whose only recourse to get some money is to have them do some kind of work, begging or through forced marriages.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

Shocking Report Plays Into Hands Of Pre-Jade Helm WW3 Propaganda!

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ISIS and long list of new world order enemies to be blamed on cyber-grid attack!

Some time back I wrote about the importance of being aware of the difference between the truth movement and the liberty movement. They may act the same at times, they may sometimes sound the same, people from both groups may agree on many things but these movements are not the same. The difference? The truth movement is a group of people who may or may not gravitate to the liberty movement but they are aware that the truth is what it is regardless of ideology and it can be a very divisive and powerful tool. Those that are committed to truth and truth only realize that any political group or ideology is only as good as the amount of truth it operates on. For that reason truth seekers may find themselves at odds at any given moment with any other political or ideological group. Truth, as we all know, knows no party. The liberty movement on the other hand is a continuum of ideas that tend toward freedom and liberty not necessarily truth itself thus making it much more vulnerable to deception.

Freedom and liberty is a concept we should all gravitate to. Except of course, if you are part of the control system or the global elite who want to control everyone. The liberty movement unfortunately opens themselves up to be led astray, lied to, deceived and misled. All perhaps because some in the liberty movement deep down probably have dreams of maintaining the status quo in some way. Or perhaps those in the liberty movement are more deeply entrenched in the matrix and are more trusted by the globalist and their foot soldiers on the ground. Perhaps it’s just easier if you are the globalist, to infiltrate the liberty movement because it represents after all, a sizable and thus an influential percentage of Americans that can have an impact on the perception of stories by the masses.

Whatever the reason the liberty movement opens themselves up to deception, it is clear to me that they are being wildly misled yet again with major government propaganda enough to sound a red alert for all Americans. In a recent report put out by a “Liberty News” related video channel influential liberty writer Dave Hodges whose articles I’ve read over the years and have enjoyed, tells the audience that a secret and reliable “military source” is telling him a major cyber attack is coming to America.

That alone is not the psyop or the shocking part of the news. Hodges goes on to say that his special military related information “source” is confirming to him that this cyber-grid-power structure attack on America that could wipe out millions of people will be orchestrated by (get this!!) ISIS who happens to be conveniently parked in Mexico, China, North Korea, Russia, President Assad in Syria himself!, Hezbollah, and Hamas!! Practically all the enemies of the new world order! No mention whatsoever that ISIS is a CIA/Mossad psyop or that U.S. military’s Jade Helm 15 exercise against the American people is just days away!! No mention that this “source” could be a psyop in itself or that the military sources that are providing this information to Hodges or to his “source” could themselves be victims in this psyop.

Hodges to his credit admits he’s strictly basing the reliability of this report based on his gut feeling (not facts). Aside from this brief moment he goes on to report his suspicion that all the above players may be involved and that America could be in big trouble.

Well Hodges is very correct! America IS in big trouble and likely we will have a major cyber and infrastructure attack leaving millions of Americans in a dire situation. Likely Hodges is telling it as well intended as possible and as he sees it, which is what he has done for many years. Unfortunately deceptions when done the right way, are capable of taking even well intended people with it.

All of this information I assure readers is a psyop very likely part of the planned attack on America highlighted by the upcoming Jade Helm 15 AI attack on the human domain. No one should be surprised that the U.S. military is trying hard to keep Jade Helm treason exercises a secret from the media and journalist. No one should be surprised by the timing of this report and the panic it is trying to create.

Indeed America is under attack and we have every reason to believe it is well planned out by the globalist in cooperation with U.S. military, DHS (and their 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition!), U.S. Intelligence (and their controlled mainstream media propaganda machine), and global high tech corporate giants (not Anonymous) who have invested in super A.I. software for the purposes of controlling humanity.

Anyone fooled by this type of pre-Jade Helm 15 propaganda directly intended to put the blame of a direct attack on America on Russia, China, Syria and other enemies of the new world order is simply not paying attention.

Let us not be fooled by the same puppet masters and their expensive staged theater of lies. Stay focused, stay strong and stay vigilant. They are prepared to demonize anyone who doesn’t go along with their psyop. Surely truth seekers (those in the truth movement) will soon be accused of “helping” China, Russia, even ISIS if they don’t go along with U.S. military, U.S. Intelligence psyop lies. Make no mistake, the psyop and ushering in of the new world order in conjunction with Jade Helm 15 AI psyop has begun.

The time is now to reach out to those in the liberty movement and let them know they are being duped just like the control system has duped the Democrats and Republicans for decades. The psyop is now focused on the liberty movement. Believe it. Just put yourself in the shoes of the globalist terrorists and ask yourself which group would you focus on to cognitively infiltrate the resistance? This is a battle of information and many of us have known for long that the goal of the globalist as stated by Zbigniew Zibrinski was to cognitively infiltrate the truth movement to create “cognitive diversity”. It’s old fashion divide and conquer!

This may very well be as strong a test for truth seekers as there is since many of us enjoy reading articles and watching videos from liberty lovers. Over the years they become part of our circle so we tend to believe what they say. Now however is the time to stand for truth and call confusion, misunderstanding and misinformation exactly what it is. Now is not the time to go along with what someone says just for the sake of friendship or familiarity. Question everything.

Let’s continue to reach out to our liberty loving friends and do everything we can to keep them on their toes about what is really happening. Remind them that now is the time to be doubtful and suspicious of so called “inside information”. The U.S. military is a fountain of lies and deceit right now and now is not the time to believe anything they put out regardless of who is saying it. Remind your liberty friends taking advice from secret military sources that military only knows whatever someone above them WANTS them to know. Remind your liberty friends that military knowledge is absolutely controlled by compartmentalization of knowledge and this is how they are easily able to make soldiers THINK they know what is happening all the while they have no clue of the true nature of a mission.

Let us remain highly vigilant in these troubling days to the deception of the controllers. Resist their lies and let this resistance become the norm. If we can resist their deception and propaganda now we will be assured to see better days ahead. Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture on account of someone who says they have the inside scoop on something. Let truth be your guide, follow your intuition and you will make it to the other side unscathed. Arm your mind with a strong sense of truth and reality and watch as the lies, propaganda and deceit bounces off of you. You will then see that knowing and understanding what is really happening is a wonderful and liberating thing.

Related Jade Helm video here


Bernie Suarez is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV project where he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

Coincidence? Jade Helm’s Not The Only July Drill. Hear What The Media Is Hiding (VIDEOS)

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As our economy trembles in shambles the United States military is not only igniting the Jade Helm 15 drills but has also begun Operation Talisman Sabre in which 33,000 troops will be deployed to the Pacific to train for war.

Considering a global economic collapse is on the horizon and tensions with Russia and China are rising, our mainstream media has conveniently remained quite on the issue leading me to believe this operation has a much more sinister goal in mind.

Many of us are already aware that the governments way out of impending economic crisis is to ignite a War. Could it be that these drills are in preparation for World War III and maybe even civil uprising as a result of the coming economic crash?

Here is what Youtube Commentary by NextNewsNetwork had to say about it: 

“Friends, Jade Helm 15 officially goes live in a few weeks. It will span 10 US states… And nearly simultaneously, from July 4th through the 19th, several thousand miles away more than 33,000 United States and Australian military personnel will be engaged in Operation Talisman Sabre.

“This show of military power comes at a time when tensions with China over their man-made naval stations in the South China Sea are reaching a steady boil.

“Early last month China concluded “Crossing 2015, a full scale live fire military exercise deep in the Mongolian desert.

“And wouldn’t you know… At the exact same time Talisman Sabre 2015 goes live with Jade Helm 15 – China has issued a warning – complete with naval coordinates – for all navies to steer clear of their latest live fire exercises in the south China Sea.

“China is more than ready – and making sure the world knows.

“Talisman Sabre will deploy 21 ships, including the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington, more than 200 aircraft, and three submarines.

“But it isn’t limited to just the Pacific region multiple locations WITHIN the U.S will host maneuvers, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, Virginia and Guam; and multiple locations WITHIN Australia near Shoalwater Bay.

“That’s not all… they’re calling this a “whole-of-government effort” as it includes participation from international organizations like the World Food Programme and the United Nations.”

What is Operation Talisman Sabre?

The world’s armies are readying themselves for an epic Armageddon style battle! From Canada’s Project Maple, to America’s Jade Helm and Operation Talisman, to Europe’s NATO drills, to Chinese and Russian naval war games. Countries are drilling and preparing their troops for battle, and these drills are among the LARGEST drills yet to be initiated! They are preparing for something MAJOR!

America’s Jade Helm 15 drills are breaking records as forces deploy to occupy 10 different states across America. Preparations include: practicing for gun confiscation, martial law preparation, war readiness, and preparations for any type of crisis. And Operation Talisman Sabre in which they are deploying 33,000 American and Australian troops to the Pacific.

In Canada Project Maple is also breaking military records as it occupies different parts of the country practicing gun confiscation, martial law, war, and crisis preparation.

In the Mediterranean Sea China and Russia Naval vessels have conducted their own live fire war games. And now China is retrofitting thousands of their merchant ships, readying themselves for war; not to mention increasing their Navy in response to Operation Talisman Sabre.

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Obama Declares Permanent War On Humanity

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Obama heads Washington’s lunatic fringe – a criminal gang waging endless wars, deploring peace, and pursuing phony war on terrorism to advance their imperial aims while at the same time threatening humanity’s survival.

Flanked by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey and other top Pentagon warriors on Monday, Obama underscored his permanent war agenda, saying “(t)his will not be quick. This is a longterm campaign…generational,” he stressed.

“ISIL is opportunistic and it is nimble…It will take time to root them out” – especially when plans call for continued support, not defeating them.

So-called counterterrorism efforts to degrade and defeat their forces and other takfiris is a ruse – a thinly veiled scheme for endless wars against invented enemies, recruiting, arming, funding, training and using them as US proxy foot soldiers against nations it wants ravaged and destroyed.

Claiming “progress” against the Islamic State contradicts reality. Endless wars rage in multiple theaters. More are planned.

US terror bombing in Syria and Iraq aims to destroy their infrastructure, topple Assad, replace him with a US-controlled puppet, and balkanize both countries for easier control.

Saying America “will never be at war with Islam,” belies Obama’s imperial campaign against Muslim countries since day one in office.

A previous article discussed possible Turkish invasion of Syria to establish a northern buffer zone bordering both countries. Jordan may have the same thing in mind in southern Syria.

Israel wants more Syrian land on the phony pretext of protecting its Golan area Druze population – at the same time it’s supporting takfiris threatening them, part of its campaign to oust Assad.

Over 3,000 US combat troops are in Iraq. After deploying another 450, Obama suggested more may come.

US military spending matches or exceeds the rest of the world combined at a time America’s only enemies are ones it invents – to be “prepared for future threats,” Obama blustered.

One Iraq war of aggression wasn’t enough for neocon/unindicted war criminal Tony Blair. Earlier he urged another one based on a similar litany of Big Lies proliferated before invasion in 2003.

Washington hawks want greater war. Presidential aspirant Senator Lindsey Graham (R. SC) called for sending 10,000 US troops to Iraq. Others in Congress want more.

Neocon Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R. AZ) wants US intervention everywhere – especially more US troops in Iraq and deploying them in Syria.

Earlier he accused Obama of having “no coherent (regional) strategy” – too few wars he wants more of, not enough chaos and disorder to justify them.

Obama’s strategy to restore regional peace and stability is endless wars, more military spending at the expense of vital homeland needs, and harsh crackdowns on homeland dissent.

As long as America is run by rogue warrior leaders and congressional hawks, world peace will be up for grabs. Never before was it threatened more than now.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Turkey Mobilized To Invade Syria?

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Syrians have suffered horrendously since Obama launched proxy war in early 2011 to replace Bashar al-Assad with a US-controlled stooge, eliminate an Israeli rival and isolate Iran with plans to topple its government ahead – perhaps the same way as against Syria or maybe by joint US/Israeli war.

Don’t be fooled by ongoing nuclear talks no matter how they turn out. Washington and Israel want all regional independent governments ousted. Endless wars explain their imperial agendas.

On Monday, Press TV reported possible Turkish intervention in Syria. Thousands of troops and heavy armaments are mobilized along its border ready to invade if ordered.

The pretext is fighting ISIS. Ankara is one of its main supporters. The objective is establishing a so-called security zone (about 100 km long and up to 15 km wide), crushing Kurdish fighters to prevent their leaders from forming an independent state, and perhaps acting as a US proxy force against Assad.

Al-Monitor reported an unnamed source saying preparations for military operations will be ready “by the second week in July…despite all the challenges.”

If invasion doesn’t follow, “cautious” Turkish generals will have prevailed over aggressive ones and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan risking Turkey “getting caught in (the) Syrian quagmire.”

Today’s Zaman reported prominent Turkish academics, activists and journalists voicing concerns over possible Syrian intervention.

Activist writer Tatyos Bebek expressed deep concern on behalf of nearly 200 noted individuals, saying:

“…Erdogan’s personal political interests could plunge Turkey into regional or international conflict, and we are deeply concerned over the president’s moves in that regard. We need to immediately remove military intervention from the political agenda.”

“Disguised as dealing with ISIL, the plan for military intervention will in reality, if it happens, probably target the cantonal system founded by (the Syrian) Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Rojava.”

“This kind of military operation will reverse the gains of past two years during the peace process and the state will once again have declared a war against the Kurdish people,” as well as intervening directly against Syria.

Turkey’s June 7 general election showed its people want peace, not war. Erdogan’s governments isn’t known for being populist.

Hurriyet Daily News reported unnamed Turkish military sources saying reports of border mobilization for invading Syria “do not reflect reality.”

Last week, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said “no immediate plans” exist. Then why are top-level military commanders discussing the possibility? Why a belligerent show of force along the Turkish/Syrian border?

Al-Monitor compared a possible invasion to Israel earlier controlling southern Lebanon to the Litani River after its 1982 war without UN authorization – lawless aggression, the supreme crime against peace. It ended badly in 2000 forcing withdrawal.

An unnamed Turkish security source told Al-Monitor incursion “requires clear operational orders, a clear strategic goal, clear rules of engagement, clear definitions of friend and foe and a well-drawn-out calendar.”

“At the moment all these are very unclear, even obscure. Under such uncertainty, how can you issue operational and tactical orders to your units?”

Erdogan apparently favors intervention – perhaps in collaboration with Obama’s anti-Syrian bombing and ground war using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as US proxy foot soldiers.

Whether Turkey’s military shows restraint remains to be seen. Reports suggest its general staff is wary of involvement because of significant challenges and international ramifications. From what Al-Monitor reports, things could go either way. Key is what Washington has in mind.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Human Massacre In Yemen

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The government of Saudi Arabia is the enabler of genocidal aggression against 26 million Yemenis.

A globalist dictate says that it is easier to control millions of people than to kill millions of people, but sometimes it seems that powerful interests believe that killing hundreds of thousands is still profitable enough and convenient enough, especially when the people being murdered are hopeless and can’t defend themselves.

Modern carnage is happening right before our own eyes. The Saudi coalition air strikes shed bombs that weigh nearly a ton over urban areas in Yemen where families suffer the bombing of their homes.

Today, Amnesty International (AI) reports that the aerial bombings in Saudi Arabia in Yemen is as indiscriminate on civilians as those launched by western coalition forces or Israeli military forces over Gaza.

The terms used by the rapporteur, Donatella Rovera, are common in humanitarian and human rights organizations, accusing Saudi Arabia indirectly but clearly: “There are signs that the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has done nothing to prevent these violations.”

When she talks about violations, Rovera refers to “a pattern of attacks that destroys civilian homes and causes deaths and injuries among civilians in large numbers”.

Amnesty International has investigated eight air attacks that took place last June in different parts of the country that killed 54 civilians.

Among those killed there were 27 children, including a newborn, 16 women and 11 men. Besides the deaths, there were another 55 people wounded which included 19 children, 19 women and 17 men.

In one of the bombings in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on June 13, a bomb of 900 kilos “pulverized” the home of a nephew of former presidents Ali Saleh. The Saudi attackers killed an 11 year old boy, his cousin 10, two of his sisters and another brother. Five more people were wounded.

Amnesty International was able to identify the characteristics of the bomb fragments. According to the account, there were three bombings in the same place in less than ten minutes. Most of the residents were able to escape, but not those from the Al Amiri family.

Another attack targeted the home of another cousin of former President Saleh, while no one was in, but it did reach the hosue of a neighboring family. The bomb killed five people and wounded 18 others. A 12 year old girl suffered third-degree burns and wounds produced by shrapnel all over her body and a deep cut on her face.

Saudi Arabia announced that it had killed the cousin of Al Saleh, which was not true, says AI.

The rest of the report is just as shocking.

Yemen is a proxy western war

But Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen is not their war. As Stephen Lendman rightly points out, Yemen is Obama’s war.

Yemen is Obama’s war – premeditated genocidal aggression against 26 million Yemenis using Saudi-led terror bombing and suffocating blockade to his dirty work.The entire population is at risk. Official death and injury reports way understate reality. Casualties mount daily. Millions don’t have enough food to eat. They can’t get medical treatment for injuries and illnesses.

Yemen is being systematically destroyed – raped the way America treats one country after another in lunatic pursuit of unchallenged global dominance.

If you have never witnessed ethnic cleansing, Yemen presentes a good opportunity to learn what war is all about. The war in Yemen is not only about the bombs that are falling on a daily basis over innocent civilians, it is also about starvation, lack of clean war, mass migration, and environmental destruction.

Yemenis are now being exterminated by a western backed forced that justifies their holocaust with the old strategy of “humanitarian war”, the one that according to América is necessary before establishing western-style democracy.

The abuses committed by the Saudi murderers are also documented by Human Rights Watch, whose representatives were in Yemen to verify the magnitude of the attacks.

According to HRW, satellite imagery shows that some 200 diferent places were bombed by the Saudis. The bombs impacted hundreds of buildings while other attacks destroyed at least six homes in densely populated urban areas.

yemen0615_overviewmap-01-281x300“One of the places hardest hit has been Saada City, a Houthi stronghold in northern Yemen that is normally home to about 50,000 people. The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has extensively bombed Saada City,” explains HRW.

HRW explains that according to laws of war being considered in Yemen, civilians and their homes may not be deliberately targeted. The rules read that “attacks that fail to discriminate between civilians and combatants or that cause civilian harm disproportionate to the expected military gain of an attack are prohibited.”

Both the Saudis and their allies must take precautionary measures to avoid or at least minimize loss of life, yet, the opposite has been documented by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

HRW points out that according to coalition forces “the entire city of Saada is a military target.” Such determination by the aggressors directly violates the laws-of-war and the prohibition against making threats of violence with the intent to instigate terror on civilians.

Yemen is indeed a fast growing humanitarian crisis that will threaten the stability of the northern part of the África and that will spread to the Middle East in the near future. “Saudi terror bombing, displacement and inadequate or no aid compromises their ability [ the Yemenis] to survive,” says Lendman.

“It bears repeating. Western leaders able to intervene responsibly are doing nothing to stop a deepening holocaust affecting millions of Yemenis. They continue suffering largely out of sight and mind.”

The plan is to kill as many people as possible to aid the global depopulation policy by using the western-created ISIS threat to justify the invasion and destruction of countries that, in the plans of the globalists, need to be absorbed into their portfolio.

Stay tuned. Syria and Iran are next.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.

UN Declares Highest Humanitarian Emergency Level In Yemen

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Yemen is Obama’s war – premeditated genocidal aggression against 26 million Yemenis using Saudi-led terror bombing and suffocating blockade to his dirty work.

The entire population is at risk. Official death and injury reports way understate reality. Casualties mount daily. Millions don’t have enough food to eat. They can’t get medical treatment for injuries and illnesses.

Yemen is being systematically destroyed – raped the way America treats one country after another in lunatic pursuit of unchallenged global dominance.

A holocaust is unfolding in plain sight, largely ignored by Western media. Yemen is 90% dependent on food imports. At the same time, Saudi terror bombing crippled its agriculture sector. Famine threatens the country. Millions of lives are at risk.

A hollow July 2 State Department statement “call(ed) for an immediate humanitarian pause” to a conflict Obama initiated and wants continued until Yemen is entirely destroy and its population massacred or murdered from deprivation.

Claiming America is “work(ing) actively with humanitarian organizations to help facilitate the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid” is polar opposite truth. Obama wants Yemenis starved to death or killed by Saudi-led terror bombing attacks.

They’d stop today along with blockade conditions with one phone call from Washington to Riyadh not forthcoming. Obama wants conflict continued, not ended.

One Saudi terror bombing incident targeting a residential area killed 27 members of Walid Al-Ibbi’s family, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported. On May 5, he lost his wife, four daughters and 21 others slaughtered in cold blood on the night “someone came to ask for my daughter’s hand in marriage,” he said.

Happiness became nightmare. “I didn’t even have time to be happy for my daughter before the strike happened,” he said.

HRW’s new report on Yemen is titled “Targeting Saada: Unlawful Coalition Airstrikes on Saada City in Yemen.”

It discusses Saudi-led terror bombing against civilian targets, including residential communities, schools and markets – despite no evidence of military activities.

A Saudi spokesman said the entire city of Saada is considered a military target – civilians treated no differently than combatants.

US-orchestrated, Saudi-led terror bombing is naked aggression against a nation threatening no others. Murdering civilians compounds the highest of high crimes against peace.

Obama bears full responsibility. Riyadh and other regional partners share it. So do Western leaders for failing to condemn US-ordered naked aggression and not acting to stop it.

Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Seyyed Khamenei denounced Western media silence on the atrocities being committed against Yemenis and throughout the region, saying:

“The world’s media that are dominated by the US, Britain, and the Zionists sometimes launch a propaganda campaign over an animal’s life while they keep outrageously quiet towards these crimes…such as the bombardment of Yemen these days as well as the past years’ aggression on Gaza and Lebanon.”

“What should a dignified person do in the face of such bias and evil,” he asked? On July 1, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) declared a Level 3 (L3) emergency crisis in Yemen – its highest designation beyond dire.

It said over 80% of Yemenis (21.1 million people) urgently need humanitarian aid to survive. Over half the population is food insecure. They don’t have enough to eat.

Malnutrition threatens millions – especially young children. Over 20 million have no access to clean water and sanitation. “This severely increases the risk of outbreaks of water-borne diseases including cholera,” said OCHA.

Dengue fever and malaria outbreaks were reported. “The health system is facing imminent collapse with the closure of at least 160 facilities due to insecurity and lack of fuel or other critical supplies,” OCHA explained.

Saudi terror bombing destroyed or heavily damaged dozens of hospitals and clinics – deliberately targeted to prevent sick and wounded Yemenis from accessing treatment.

US/Saudi blockade prevents enough vital supplies getting in. What’s arriving is a small fraction of what’s needed. OCHA calls access to “affected populations…a crippling challenge…to help alleviate the suffering of millions of families.”

They struggle daily to survive. Basic services largely collapsed throughout much of the country. Medicines for cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases largely ran out. Saudi terror bombing makes it impossible to provide enough help for desperately needy people.

Destroyed infrastructure will take years or decades to restore once hostilities end. Throughout most of the country, supplies of food, fuel and medicines are dangerously low or not available.

Yemen is 100% dependent on fuel for electricity, pumping water from underground wells, running hospital generators, transporting available goods and other vital activities.

Many parts of the country have less than one hour a day of electricity. Some have none at all. “Yemen’s health system is on the brink of collapse,” said OCHA.

Hundreds of thousands of displaced Yemenis have limited or no access to emergency shelters and basic household supplies.

Yemen is ground zero for a deepening humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, worsening daily with no relief in sight. Women and children have greater difficulty accessing aid than men. Saudi terror bombing, displacement and inadequate or no aid compromises their ability to survive.

It bears repeating. Western leaders able to intervene responsibly are doing nothing to stop a deepening holocaust affecting millions of Yemenis. They continue suffering largely out of sight and mind.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Russia Vows Continued Support For Embattled Syria

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (3rd L) speaks to Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (3rd R) during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, Nov. 26, 2014.

Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (3rd L) speaks to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (3rd R) during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia, Nov. 26, 2014.

Obama’s war is in its fourth year – using Islamic State and other takfiri terrorists as US proxies to replace Bashar al-Assad with a pro-Western puppet.

Continued conflict killed over 200,000, displaced millions more and created the world’s greatest internal and external refugee crisis.  Nothing in prospect suggests ending things diplomatically.

Putin and Sergey Lavrov met with Syrian Foreign Minister Wali al-Moualem in Moscow. They pledged continued support in fighting terrorism.

“Our policy of supporting Syria, its leadership and its people remains unchanged,” said Putin. “Syrian people will win in the final run.”

Lavrov stressed Russia will continue “all possible assistance to increase (Syria’s) ability to resist the evil” of terrorist forces battling to overthrow its government.

Al-Muallem condemned Washington for spending a billion dollars supporting terrorists operating in Syria.

“The Americans are making no secret of their support for terrorists,” he said. They demand resolving things politically while waging dirty proxy war.

Putin promised support for establishing an anti-terrorism coalition – despite regional countries including Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states allied against Damascus.

Al-Muallem said “Syria’s main problem is the support offered to terrorists that are active in our country by neighboring nations. But we are ready – based on (help offered by Russia) – to work toward cooperation in the fight against terrorism.”

They infest the region – recruited by Washington and rogue allies from scores of countries. Syria’s survival depends on defeating them. Iraq and other countries are threatened.

Washington’s aim to topple all independent governments is the greatest threat of all. Direct US intervention in Syria and elsewhere looms if proxy wars fail.

Putin confirmed Russia will keep helping Syria economically throughout its current crisis, as well as help strengthen its defense capability.

Saudi documents obtained by WikiLeaks revealed a secret Riyadh, Turkey, Qatar plot to topple Assad. Last month, AP News reported the same thing – citing Saudi Arabia and Turkey alone.

Saying both countries adopted “an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad…their common enemy.”

Their alliance reflects impatience with Obama’s failure to act more aggressively, said AP. It omitted explaining Obama’s war – launched in March 2011 to topple Assad, eliminate an Israeli rival, isolate Iran, and use takfiri death squads to do it.

Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are bit players except for their willingness to supply weapons, funding and training along with US CIA and special forces involved.

The battle for Syria’s soul continues. No end of conflict looms – nor relief for millions of Syrians suffering hugely because of Washington’s imperial ruthlessness.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.

U.S. Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

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By: Brandon Turbeville | Activist Post –

When researchers such as myself have reported that the United States is funding al-Qaeda, Nusra, ISIS and other related terror organizations in Syria, we were not kidding. Still, despite the fact that even the U.S. government itself has admitted that it was funding terroristsdirectly and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the suggestion was met with disbelief, ridicule, or either entirely ignored.

Now, however, the United States government has admitted that it funds terrorists on the ground in Syria yet again, this time placing an individual dollar amount on the assistance provided.

According to the Pentagon, Syrian “rebels” being trained and “vetted” by the United States are receiving “compensation” to the tune of anywhere between $250 to $400 per month to act as America’s proxy forces in the Middle East. Reuters reports that the payment levels were confirmed by the Pentagon and also that the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Navy Commander Elissa Smith both separately admitted the fact that these “new” terrorists are receiving a stipend.

Reuters also reported on alleged obstacles the Pentagon claims it is facing regarding the ability to train the death squad volunteers due to a lack of ability to “vet” them appropriately as well as a bizarre incident where fighters abandon the mission after having received training from the US military. The reason provided by the Pentagon was that the fighters did not want to sign a contract to avoid fighting Assad. But, in the same report, the Pentagon states that there was no such contract – only one requiring them to “respect human rights” and “the rule of law,” so the reason provided for the disappearance of these fighters lacks legitimacy. One can only speculate as to where these “trainees” disappeared to.

Of course, “human rights” and the “rule of law” have never been concerns before, even as the United States has funded, armed, trained, and directed jihadists on the ground from the very beginning of the Syrian crisis. Neither has there been any concern over the presence of “moderate” rebels that have never actually existed in Syria. After all, it should be remembered that the United States own Defense Intelligence Agency was recently forced to release and declassify documents which admitted that not only did the US know that the “rebellion” was made up of al-Qaeda and Nusra forces but that these organizations and similar groups were attempting to create a “Salafist principality” in the east of Syria and West of Iraq. The DIA docs also show that the US was supporting all of these efforts. In reality, of course, the US was directing these efforts.

Make no mistake, the United States is not funding “moderate vetted rebels” to fight ISIS or al-Qaeda. The US is funding jihadist terrorists and mercenaries to work alongside ISIS and al-Qaeda (if they are not members of these organizations already) to overthrow the secular government of Bashar al-Assad. Virtually every person of a moderate persuasion in Syria has long come over to the side of the Syrian government. Indeed, there was never such a thing as a moderate rebel in Syria to begin with and the reality on the ground has not changed since.

Thus, revelations that the United States is funding a mercenary army to overthrow Assad is nothing new. The only revelation contained in these recent reports are the chicken feed denominations of money that the terrorist savages are accepting for their services in barbarity and treason on behalf of the agenda of the Anglo-American world order.


Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com

The Middle East Is A Refugee Ticking Bomb

Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province

“Sixty-five percent of the refugees are under 25, are marginalized, desperate and frustrated by the lack of a just solution,” says Christofer Gunness, from UNRWA.

Regional vulnerability has always existed here but in recent years has exploded with the crisis in Syria and Iraq, the expansion of the Islamic State and instability and crises in countries such as Yemen, Libya, Egypt and others in the area.

In the case of the Palestinians, this vulnerability “is added to several other layers of vulnerability that were already there, because they are dispossessed and exiled for so long.”

“This year more than ever the Palestinian refugees do not feel they have a home, a safe place anywhere. And that is leading many to risk their lives and those of their children. They crawl on boats to escape their situation,” says Christofer Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

“On paper it is very clear what has to happen: they have to give them a viable state and a just solution to their right of return,” which could, for example, mean that there is a pact so that there is compensation but that, in any case, “it must be a solution agreed by the parties”. Today there are more than five million Palestinian refugees registered with the UN.

According to Gunness, it is necessary for the international community to find a solution to the more than five million refugees that are trying to leave their own land due to war conditions and points out that thousands of them are being forced to undertake exile due to increased violence in the region.

“The Palestinian refugees have been in a state of dispossession and exile for 67 years pending a political solution,” said Gunness, the most visible face of UNRWA, which calls “political actors to resolve what can only be described as a time bomb. “

“Sixty-five percent of the refugees are under 25, are marginalized, desperate and frustrated by the lack of a just solution and, in the current climate of the Middle East, with so many people standing up against governments and revolting themselves in various ways, the revolts are part of the fuel that could catch fire suddenly with very alarming and dramatic consequences, “he explained.

The increasingly adverse situation in the region has given rise to new phenomena among Palestinian refugees. Some, escaping the war in Syria, have come back from exile and ended up in the Gaza Strip, while others have gone to sea in boats to try to reach European shores.

“For Europeans it is important to realize that with the increasing regional vulnerability, the Palestinians find it difficult to achieve security and dignity in the Middle East, which increasingly means they will cross dangerous areas taken by rebels and risk their lives at sea to get to Europe,” said Gunness.

Europeans “will have to decide whether to provide an on-site solutions in the Middle East, including through a properly funded UNRWA, or if they want to deal with the Palestinians when they reach Europe.”

Refugees beyond Gaza

The refugee epidemic is not limited to the Palestinians. There are half a million lives affected in Syria, of which 45,000 have fled to Lebanon and 15,000 to Jordan. A total of 750,000 are in the West Bank and 1.2 million in Gaza.

“In Syria people suffer from siege. The same happens in Yarmuk, where starvation takes place in seven of the twelve Syrian camps that are severely affected by the conflict and where people live under a blockade since January. As a consequence, children have died due to the cold weather and those are managed tp stay alive live in absolute hopelessness…

In that place, there is no prospect of employment, there are power outages, no decent access to water and one of the houses destroyed one year after the conflict has not been rebuilt,” said Gunness.

In the West Bank people “live with the daily humiliation of the excesses of the occupation: the violence of Israeli soldiers, the demolition of their homes, grandchildren see their grandparents humiliated at military posts, the expansion of settlements, and as if that wasn’t enough, Palestinians have to deal with violence committed by settlers” .

While in Lebanon people “are excluded from many professions”, in Jordan “state schools are under threat of terror, so nobody wants to send their children there,” he added. “But the most important fact is that no one wants to be a refugee. Everyone wants a place to call home,” he reflected.

After so many years, the refugee camps are no longer tents but many have become slums with streets so narrow that you can touch the sides of the houses with open arms: they need light, air and suffer the problems of overcrowding, social exclusion and, some drug abuse and violence.

“It is outrageous that lack of political decisions allow this in the XXI century. It is absurd that these people are subject to ignominy and humiliation. In Gaza, there were 80,000 people in need of food aid in 2000 and now there are more than 860,000. It has increased eleven times,” laments Gunness.

“I do not think it’s in the interests of nobody, and certainly not Israel, to have about two million people blocked and desperate,” he says, adding that the Gaza economy could flourish Israel allowed it.

The spokesman said that UNRWA, which spends between 30 and 35 million dollars a month to care for the refugees is in a crisis of liquidity and funding, with a deficit of 101 million dollars, the organization will run out of money by September.

“We regret that our existence after 65 years as this existence is the symbol of failure, the failure of the international community to reach a just solution for the Palestinian refugees,” he laments. Gunness remembers that until a solution is not reached, the number of refugees and their situation will grow worse.


Luis R. Miranda is an award-winning journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief at The Real Agenda. His career spans over 18 years and almost every form of news media. His articles include subjects such as environmentalism, Agenda 21, climate change, geopolitics, globalisation, health, vaccines, food safety, corporate control of governments, immigration and banking cartels, among others. Luis has worked as a news reporter, on-air personality for Live and Live-to-tape news programs. He has also worked as a script writer, producer and co-producer on broadcast news. Read more about Luis.