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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.

UN Investigation Accusses Israel And Hamas Of War Crimes

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A UN report has accused the Israeli army and Hamas of committing war crimes in Gaza during the war of 2014.

The group of independent researchers led by the American Mary McGowan Davis requires Israel to provide further details on the targets hit during the offensive for further evaluation.

The report also condemns the execution of suspected “collaborators” at the hands of Palestinian groups. “The scale of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza is unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” said McGowan Davis.

The expert group accuses Israel of committing violations both in the context of hostilities in Gaza, as carrying out murder, torture and ill-treatment in the West Bank.

“The commission is concerned that impunity prevails across the board for violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law allegedly committed by Israeli forces,” the report said.

Regarding Palestinian armed groups, the commission denounced the “indiscriminate nature of the projectiles fired at Israel and aimed to attack civilians, which violates international humanitarian law and may constitute war crimes.”

“The commission collected substantial information pointing to serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by both Israel and Hamas,” the study notes. In some cases, “these violations can be considered war crimes,” says the document.

Israeli military operation against Gaza, conducted between July and August 2014, killed 2,251 Palestinians -1,462 of them civilians and 551 children-, while on the Israeli side there were 67 soldiers killed along with six civilians.

Refugees on the own Land

Along with the report on war crimes in Gaza, the UN informed that half the Palestinian people continue to be displaced and without access to a place they can call home. This situation takes place while conditions in Gaza continue to deteriorate with refugees taking shelter all over the Middle East.

According to Christofer Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Refugee Agency, (UNRWA), 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.”


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.

12 Signs That The United States And China Are Moving Toward War

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If the United States and China are supposed to be such “great friends”, why are both sides acting as if war is in our future?  Thanks to events in the South China Sea and the blatant theft of the personal information of millions of U.S. government workers, tensions between the United States and China are the highest that they have been in decades.  Most Americans typically assume that a real, actual shooting war between the U.S. and China could never possibly happen, but as you will see below the Chinese are actually spending a lot of time and money preparing for precisely such a conflict.  In fact, the Chinese are working feverishly to develop new offensive weapons systems that would only be used in such a war.  Of course it is extremely unlikely that a military conflict between our two nations will happen in our immediate future, but without a doubt we are moving in that direction.  And this is how wars typically happen – things build up over a period of time before they finally reach a breaking point.  Just think about what took place between the United States and Japan in the lead up to our war with them.  There were years of diplomatic troubles before Japan finally made the decision to launch a “surprise” attack on Pearl Harbor.  Right now, I believe that we are moving into a similar period of diplomatic trouble with China.  Initially, this will likely affect our trade relationship with the Chinese, but ultimately it could be much more than that.  The following are 10 signs that the United States and China are moving toward war…

#1 China’s moves in the South China Sea have greatly angered Obama administration officials.  Some of the islands that China has grabbed are also claimed by Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei and the Philippines.  The United States is bound by treaty to defend the Philippines in any conflict with China, and Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam are all slated to be parties to the new super secret global trade treaty that Obama is currently negotiating.  The following comes from Business Insider

China’s reclamation of more than 2,000 acres of land on disputed islands and atolls in the South China Sea since last year has raised international alarm over its territorial ambitions. Washington took the unusual step last month of publicizing a U.S. military surveillance flight that showed the massive scale of China’s island-building.

China says the islands are its sovereign territory, but Washington argues that the continuation of building work and militarization of the islands could enflame complex territorial disputes with China’s neighbors, with whom the U.S. is seeking to forge closer ties while preserving freedom of navigation in sea lanes crucial for world trade.

#2 In China, there is talk that a war may be necessary to defend China’s interests in the South China Sea.  In fact, a newspaper that is a mouthpiece for the Communist Party actually stated that war with the United States “is inevitable” if the U.S. continues to insist that the Chinese must halt activities on those islands…

Coinciding with the publication of the white paper, an editorial in The Global Times – a tabloid newspaper mouthpiece for the ruling Communist Party – issued a warning to the US to halt its protests over the South China Sea.

Last week, China’s foreign ministry revealed it had lodged a complaint with the US over an American spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed archipelago.

The article read: “We do not want a military conflict with the United States, but if it were to come, we have to accept it.”

It added that China should “carefully prepare” for the possibility of war with Washington and that “if the United States’ bottom line is that China is to halt activities, then a US-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea”.

#3 The theft of the information of up to 14 million federal workers is being described as “an act of war“.  At this point, the Obama administration appears convinced that this horrible act was committed by the Chinese government

Cybersecurity is another source of acrimony that’s up for discussion, given fresh urgency by the massive security breach that led to the theft of personal information of as many as 14 million current and former U.S. federal employees. The Obama administration believes that China’s government, not criminal hackers, was responsible for the breach that included detailed background information on military and intelligence personnel.

China has denied involvement in the break-in and says it is also a victim of cyberattacks.

So was China behind this theft?

Perhaps we will never know for sure, but without a doubt this incident has raised tensions between the two nations.

And as tensions continue to increase, it is likely that the cyber espionage being committed by both sides will only get worse.  Ian Bremmer, the founder of Eurasia Group, recently told Business Insider that he believes that a “virtual war” between our countries has already begun…

We should be very clear: China is at virtual war with the United States, and the threat is far higher than that of terrorism, which gets the lion’s share of attention — and, in the post-9/11 world, funding.”

#4 China recently conducted a series of massive military exercises that simulated an attack against Taiwan.  Since the U.S. is committed to protecting Taiwan, a real conflict of this nature would almost certainly involve the United States.  The following comes from an article that was posted on janes.com

In a new analysis by Richard Fisher and James Hardy, IHS Jane’s reports that “A series of Chinese military exercises between late May and early June showcased the ability of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to project land, air, and naval power into the area around Taiwan.”

The exercises demonstrated the People’s Liberation Army’s plan to use civilian ships during emergencies to help boost its forces.

“To compensate for the relatively small size of its formal naval amphibious transport fleet the PLA has co-funded construction of a large number of ferries used by civilian companies. They will be made available to the PLA during emergencies and are a frequent element in civil-military transport exercises,” Fisher and Hardy write.

#5 According to Paul Joseph Watson, thousands of Chinese merchant ships are being retrofitted for military purposes.  The only possible conflict in which the Chinese military would need “thousands of merchant ships” would be a war with the United States…

China is set to retrofit thousands of merchant ships for military purposes so they can be used in the event of a war, another disturbing indication of growing tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Shipping industry publication TradeWinds reveals that China is preparing a new fleet of “war-ready ships” to serve as “a reserve military logistics wing” in the event of a naval conflict.

The new policy will apply to “containerships, ro-ros, multipurpose ships, bulkers and other ships,” with shipbuilders receiving a government subsidy to pay for the cost of making the vessels “militarily useful.”

#6 The Chinese have developed a “carrier killer” missile which was specifically designed to destroy U.S. aircraft carriers.  There are some that have suggested that these new missiles may have made U.S. aircraft carriers obsolete

Nevertheless, some have suggested that the DF-21D has rendered the supercarrier obsolete. While it depends on how we use the term “obsolete,” it’s probably too early to make that claim. China has expended vast time and resources determining how to kill US carriers, which suggests that the Chinese military takes carrier capabilities seriously. Moreover, the number of countries with both the interest and technical capability to develop the system of systems necessary to operate an ASBM is probably limited to two for the foreseeable future, with only Russia joining China.

#7 The Chinese now have the capability of equipping their nuclear missiles with MIRV warheads.  According to Bill Gertz, this has significantly equalized the balance of power between the U.S. and China…

China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials.

The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first test of multiple warhead capabilities for China, officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

China has been known to be developing multiple-warhead technology, which it obtained from the United States illegally in the 1990s.

However, the Dec. 13 DF-41 flight test, using an unknown number of inert maneuvering warheads, is being viewed by U.S. intelligence agencies as a significant advance for China’s strategic nuclear forces and part of a build-up that is likely to affect the strategic balance of forces.

#8 Of much greater concern than the MIRV warheads are the new hypersonic glide vehicles that China has developed.  These ultra-high-speed missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads and represent a huge threat to the United States

China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.

The latest test of the new hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) known as Wu-14 took place Aug. 7 at a missile facility in western China, said U.S. government officials familiar with details of the test reported in internal channels.

#9 The Chinese Navy is building a series of extremely quiet ballistic missile submarines.  These subs could potentially creep up to our coastlines and rain nuclear missiles down on us within just a few minutes.  The following comes from an article by Bill Gertz

The Chinese Navy has deployed three ballistic missile submarines at sea capable of striking the United States with nuclear missiles, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command said Tuesday.

Adm. William Gortney, the commander, said the submarines are a “concern” and will be able to strike the United States when fully deployed with missiles and warheads.

The missile submarines are deployed in the South China Sea at a base on Hainan Island, according to a defense official.

#10 The Chinese have developed submarine-based nuclear missiles that could potentially reach all 50 states from the waters of Hawaii

China could soon target the United States with sea-based nuclear weapons as it is reinforcing its submarines with long-range nuclear ballistic missiles, a US congressional report has found.

China’s military is set to acquire a reliable, hard-to-destroy sea-based nuclear deterrent, with a dozen JL-2 missiles that are being mounted on its JIN class submarines, according to a report submitted to Congress by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The missiles have a strike range of around 7,350 km, meaning they can reach all 50 US states if they are launched from waters west or east of Hawaii.

#11 At a time when the U.S. military is actually shrinking, Chinese military spending is increasing each year by double digits

China’s government in March announced a 12.2 percent increase in military spending to $132 billion. That followed last year’s 10.7 percent increase to $114 billion, giving China the second-highest defense budget for any nation behind the U.S., which spent $600.4 billion on its military last year.

#12 The Chinese military is not the only one preparing for a war between our two nations.  It turns out that the U.S. military has been conducting military exercises that are specifically geared toward simulating a conflict with China.  The following comes from the BBC

Watching the US Navy close up like this, it is hard not to be slightly awed. No other navy in the world has quite the same toys, or shows them off with the same easy charm.

But as I stand on the deck filming my report on how “the US is practising for war with China”, I can see my host from the Navy public affairs office wincing.

You get used to hearing the PR rhetoric: the US Navy “is not practising for war with any specific country”. But the US Navy has not assembled two whole carrier battle groups and 200 aircraft off the coast of Guam for a jolly, either. This is about practising what the Pentagon now calls “Air Sea Battle”.

It is a concept first put forward in 2009, and it is specifically designed to counter the rising threat from China.

Like I said, a war between the United States and China is not going to happen in our immediate future.

But it would be a grave mistake to assume that it could never happen.

Over in China, their military operates under the assumption that a war between the two superpowers will definitely take place at some point, and the Chinese are working feverishly to figure out ways that they can come out on top in such a conflict.

Yes, the Chinese have become exceedingly wealthy selling us goods.  In the process, we have lost thousands of businesses, millions of jobs and we now owe the Chinese more than a trillion dollars.  The Chinese never intended to have a balanced and fair trading relationship with us, because it has always been their plan to emerge as the sole, dominant superpower on the entire planet.

Once our debt-fueled economy collapses, the Chinese won’t have too much use for us anymore.  Instead, we will just be a barrier in the way of their goal of total global domination.

If you don’t think that the Chinese view us in this manner, just read some of the white papers produced by the Chinese government and the Chinese military.  They do not consider us to be a “friend” at all.  Rather, they consider us to be an enemy that must ultimately be vanquished.

Sadly, most Americans seem to assume that the global community is just one big, happy family these days.

In the end, we will likely pay a very great price for being so naive.


Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and has a law degree and an LLM from the University of Florida Law School. He is an attorney that has worked for some of the largest and most prominent law firms in Washington D.C. and who now spends his time researching and writing and trying to wake the American people up. You can follow his work on The Economic Collapse blog, End of the American Dream and The Truth Wins. His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

Israel Bombs Lebanon

Illustration. An Israeli drone manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

Illustration. An Israeli drone manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

Sunday reports indicate an Israeli warplane bombed a remote Lebanese Bekaa region to destroy one of its drones apparently downed.

An IDF spokeswoman declined to comment. A Lebanese security source said it’s not entirely clear what happened “but most probably it was an Israeli airstrike to destroy its downed drone” – whether because of mechanical failure or by Hezbollah isn’t known.

America, its rogue NATO partners and Israel unilaterally or together  bomb other nations in blatant violation of international law.

The latest Israeli incident may be nothing more than what’s reported. At minimum, it reflects illegal Israel surveillance or other unauthorized flights over a sovereign nation as well as bombing its territory – whatever the reason.

None are acceptable. Multiple Israeli violations of Lebanese air space occurs daily. Israeli warplanes bomb Syria and its border areas with Lebanon at its discretion – for any contrived reason it chooses. These are lawless belligerent acts short of full-scale war. More on this below.

Mossad is notorious for carrying out targeted assassinations – numerous times throughout Israel’s history. In recent years alone, car bombings and other means were used against Palestinian, Hezbollah and other officials regionally. In 2004, Israel killed Yasser Arafat by polonium poisoning.

In 2005, Mossad agents murdered former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri – a car bombing incident falsely blamed on Hezbollah after first wrongfully holding Syria responsible.

Three Gaza wars since December 2008 took a terrible toll on its 1.8 million population, still struggling in rubble to recover while illegally blockaded.

Subjugating the entire Palestinian population under brutal military occupation for decades is a major high crime with no justification whatever.

Lebanon has the misfortune of bordering Israel – attacked by IDF forces in 1978, 1982, 1996 and 2006. Its 4.5 million people face the threat of more war at Israel’s discretion for whatever contrived reason it invents.

Its Sheba Farms and Ghajar territory remain illegally occupied. Israeli warplanes and drones provocatively violate its airspace multiple times daily. Its been victimized by numerous Israeli terrorist attacks.

In July 2006, Israel launched naked aggression for contrived reasons – committing major crimes of war and against humanity. It waged collective, disproportionate punishment against large parts of its population – targeting military and non-military sites.

It killed over 1,000, injured thousands more and displaced one-fourth of its population. Beirut, Tyre, Sidon, and other Lebanon cities and towns were terror bombed.

Targets destroyed or damaged included major ports, Beirut International Airport, 70 bridges, dozens of key roads, electrical power plants, gas and fuel stations, factories, schools, radio and TV stations, mosques, churches, hospitals, dams, civil defense centers, Sidon’s refugee camp, an orphanage, and civilian neighborhoods.

Jiyeh’s utility plant south of Beirut was struck – causing a massive oil spill affecting over 90 miles of coastal waters. It threatened biodiversity and heightened the risk of cancer for many thousands of Lebanese.

A land, sea and air siege was imposed. Illegal terror weapons were used – including chemical agents.

Does Israel have another Lebanon war in mind? It failed to defeat Hezbollah in 2006. Israel doesn’t forget or forgive.

Sunday’s incident may be no more than what was reported. Given longstanding Israeli aggression against targeted adversaries, anything ahead is possible –  perhaps joint US/Israeli full-scale naked aggression against Syria and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

The region already is embroiled with US-initiated conflicts. Attacking Syria and Lebanon could be prelude to targeting Iran and setting it all ablaze.


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.

WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents

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The more we learn about the secret workings of despotic regimes and faux democracies like America, Britain and Israel among others, the better we understand how they extrajudicially serve powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones.

On Friday, WikiLeaks began releasing around half a million Saudi documents – including Foreign Ministry communiques and top secret intelligence and interior ministry reports.

An initial 70,000 documents were released with much more to come. The organization said information learned shows how Riyadh “managed its alliances and consolidated its position as a regional Middle East superpower (because of its immense oil wealth), including through bribing and co-opting key individuals and institutions.”

Bureaucracy is “highly centralized” with senior officials involved in most everything. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said:

Documents obtained “lift the lid on an increasingly erratic and secretive dictatorship that has not only celebrated its 100th beheading this year, but which has also become a menace to its neighbors and itself.”

A regime this vile one day will go the way of all others like it before. No nation this corrupt and abhorrent can survive forever. Its day of reckoning awaits – maybe by mass internal revolt too powerful to crush.

It’s one of the world’s most egregious human rights abusers. Fundamental freedoms don’t exist – including the right to express views freely.

Criticizing monarchal policies assures imprisonment, whippings and at times beheading. A family dictatorship gets away with virtually every imaginable human rights abuse because its massive oil reserves are highly valued by Western and other countries.

It uses its oil wealth to buy influence, attack its neighbors, repress its population and support regional terrorist groups serving its interests – including the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and other takfiris.

It’s one of the world’s largest weapons purchasers – hugely benefitting US and other Western arms suppliers.

WikiLeaks began publishing documents obtained by a group calling itself the Yemeni Cyber Army. It hacked thousands of Saudi Foreign, Defense and Interior Ministry computers.

It released a small portion of what it obtained. WikiLeaks has access to a treasure trove of documents it intends publishing a tranche at a time.

Separately, Britain’s Ministry of Defense admitted aiding US-orchestrated, Saudi-led terror bombing of Yemen – by providing technical support and weapons at the same time it keeps cutting vital social services.

It outrageously claims its complicity with mass murder and destruction complies with international law.

It compounds its disgraceful behavior saying its precision guided weapons and other destructive sophisticated ones “will be used in compliance with international law.”

Campaign Against the Arms Trade’s Andrew Smith said “Saudi (terror) bombing has created a humanitarian catastrophe and now we know UK weapons have contributed to it.”

“These weapons have not just given military support to the bombardment, they have also provided a strong political support and underlined the closeness between the UK and Saudi governments.” One rogue state supports another.

“With the destruction of Yemen and the intensifying crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia, the UK government is sending the message that human rights and democracy are less important than arms sales,” Smith added.

Saudi-led aggression on Yemen kills and injures scores daily – mostly noncombatant men, women and children. Numbers killed conservatively top 5,000 in almost three months of terror bombing.

Numbers injured are more than double this amount. Over a million Yemenis were displaced, many more daily. Around 80% of the population endures humanitarian crisis conditions.

Unknown numbers perish daily from lack of enough food, clean water and medical care to treat illness and wounds.

Western nations support this carnage. Yemen is being raped and destroyed in plain sight – another horrendous war crime on Obama’s rap sheet.


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.

WWIII Near! China Prepares For War Against US As Russia Edges On Nuclear Catastrophe (VIDEOS)

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The world’s armies are readying themselves for an epic Armageddon style battle! From Canada’s Project Maple, to America’s Jade Helm, 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.

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 gamesAnd now China is retrofitting thousands of their merchant ships, readying themselves for war!! 

  Infowars brings us the breaking report…

“In the interest of global peace, the United States must mend relations with China, or else suffer the consequences of World War III. At least, that’s what billionaire investor George Soros says.”Sputnik News

Also in Europe, NATO is hosting the largest drills in history. Tens of thousands of troops are preparing for war. Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Scotland, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania, UK, and Estonia, are all involved.

Rick Rozoff, a member of Stop NATO International, informed Press TV News this past Friday that the US and its NATO allies are nearing a high-risk military standoff with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, a situation that he believes could lead to one of the worst catastrophes in history:

“The threat posed by the post-Cold War revival and the expansion of the NATO cannot be overestimated,” said Rick Rozoff. “It has the potential quite literally to lead our planet and its people towards the worst catastrophe in history, which would be a nuclear war.” Press TV News

Here is that breaking report…

Not to mention the fact that Russia is beefing up their arsenal, and that tensions are continuing to rise between the United States and Russia as Putin pushes towards a new round in the arms race claiming that since the US withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002 he feels led to do so:

“Not military conflicts but global decisions like the US unilateral withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty lead to a Cold War,” Putin said. “This more in fact pushes us to a new round of the arms race, because it changes the global security system.” (RT News)

I hate to say it, but we are literally teetering on the brink of World War III with China, Russia and the United States as key players.

Now, check out this Emergency Alert from Alex Jones at Infowars… 


Lisa Haven is an independent Christian news analysis and one of the top contributors on www.BeforeItsNews.com. She is also author of www.LisaHavenNews.net and runs her own youtube channel (Lisa Haven) with tens-of-thousands of views per day. Digging deep and finding truth is what she lives for. Her passion is to spread truth no matter where it lies. She covers everything from martial law, to FEMA camps, to end time bible prophecy, to government documents and much more! Before launching her journalism career, she wrote many bible studies and lead women ministries for a number of years. She will also complete her ministry degree at International School of Ministry this year.

Kiev’s Junta Forces Terror Bomb Donbass

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Kiev war crimes include using banned chemical weapons, cluster bombs and white phosphorous in Donbass – including against civilian neighborhoods.

Reports indicate US experts are helping Ukraine produce chemical weapons for use against rebel forces. Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) intelligence learned they’re being secretly developed for escalated dirty war.

Last Tuesday, reported fuel-air (thermobaric) explosives targeted a Donetsk chemical plant – fired from junta held Kurahhovo village 30 kilometers away.

These weapons suck oxygen from open areas and human lungs. They generate intense, high-temperature explosions. They’re much more destructive than conventional explosives of equal weight – especially when used against people in bunkers, shelters, caves and other enclosed places.

It’s virtually impossible for civilians to shelter against their destructive effects. A Russian military scientist once called their capability comparable to low-yield radiological munitions.

Used in large numbers, they’re enormously destructive – separate blast waves reinforcing each other increasing their overall power. They use fuel and explosive charges creating a massive blast wave. They were first used in Vietnam by US forces.

An earlier CIA study said their effect “within confined spaces is immense. Those near the ignition point are obliterated.”

“Those at the fringe are likely to suffer many internal, and thus invisible injuries, including burst eardrums and crushed inner ear organs, severe concussions, ruptured lungs and internal organs, and possibly blindness.”

With air sucked from lungs, victims suffocate to death besides other injuries sustained. Make no mistake. These are terror weapons – yet not banned under international law.

Ukrainian forces targeted Donetsk’s chemical plant storage facilities where mining explosives are held. They tried earlier using inaccurate Tochka-U missiles. They failed again this time. Crater evidence showed thermobaric weapons use.

Western media ignore these type incidents – including multiple daily attacks by junta forces on Donbass.

Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin said junta forces used artillery, mortars, grenade launchers and small arms in the last 24 hours alone. The pattern repeats daily – including willfully targeting civilian neighborhoods.

Russian upper house Federation Council International Affairs Committee chairman Konstantin Kosachev blames US-dominated NATO for exploiting “Russian aggression” in Ukraine.

He expressed concern about belligerent NATO actions – calling deploying heavy weapons close to Russia’s borders “the height of irresponsibility to all peoples of Europe.”

Is “another large-scale military conflict planned,” he asked? “(W)hat is going on in Ukraine is a direct consequence of actions by the West, which upset the security and power balance in Europe by its (power grab in) Ukraine.”

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov said “(n)one of the Russia-NATO programs that used to (operate) are functioning at a working level.” Nothing is being done to repair ruptured relations.

Moscow justifiably is concerned about US-dominated NATO’s planned Eastern European buildup – creating more dangerous flashpoint conditions than already.

Russia intends responding appropriately to protect its security against hostile Western actions. Days earlier, a Foreign Ministry statement said:

“We will keep an eye on the United States’ and their allies’ steps towards building a global missile defence system and other factors impacting Russia’s security, such as the United States’ stockpiling non-nuclear strategic weapons within the Prompt Global Strike concept and its persistent unwillingness to undertake legally binding liabilities not to deploy weapons in outer space.”

“…Russia reserves the right to take (all) necessary steps to protect its security and defend its national interests.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry accused Washington of provocations “designed to aggravate bilateral relations.”


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.

Two Kiev Officials Defect To Donbass

Two Kiev Officials Defect To Donbass

On Monday, former Kiev foreign intelligence service operative Alexei Miroshnichenko and former foreign ministry official Yuri Miroshnichenko held a press conference in Lugansk saying they can no longer tolerate what’s ongoing in their country.

They’re brothers. One worked in Kiev, the other at Ukraine’s embassy in France. “We made the decision voluntarily. We were not compelled to do so,” they said.

“We can no longer put up with what is happening in Ukraine. Traitors, fascists, various intelligence agents have taken up the reins of the country, and are leading it to ruin.”

Alexei said “the turning point (for him) was (learning) the people of Donetsk and Lugansk are being deliberately exterminated.”

Kiev doesn’t “pay attention to how many children will die. No one could have thought that such a thing could happen to our country.”

“This is a clear policy of genocide against the people of Donbass. I consider this to be morally unacceptable, and I am not the only one.”

The brothers explained “crimes against civilians are being committed mainly by representatives of the territorial battalions. This includes Aidar, Azov and Tornado.”

“Innocent people are summarily shot, demeaned, and have their property taken from them. Women are raped en masse, including minors.”

“There have been instances reported of conscripts who fled the battlefield being shot. Local branches of the Nova Poshta (a Ukrainian delivery service) are crammed with property stolen from civilians.”

Both brothers witnessed carnage firsthand. Former foreign intelligence operative Alexei Miroshnichenko worked on “develop(ing) all sorts of reports for media consumption aimed at compromising Russia, blaming the tragedy that occurred in Ukraine on the Russian Federation,” he said.

“There was only one theme – that Russia is to blame for everything. The whole service was devoted to working in this direction – toward compromising the Russian side.”

“We did not have any real hard data, but worked to ensure that in the informational sphere, Russia was displayed as the culprit.”

Both brothers explained Ukrainian forces deliberately provoke Donbass freedom fighters to respond to their attacks to wrongfully blame them for ceasefire violations.

At the same time, they’re preparing for resumed full-scale war. Imported mercenaries are involved. Alexei said he “met people from Poland, Lithuania and Romania.”

They are fighting on the Ukrainian side for the money. Very few of them came here with some ideas in their heads.” They’re hired guns paid to fight.

Kiev deliberately understates battlefield casualties, both brothers explained. In one battle, a reported 100 personnel lost was at least 2,600. In Debaltseve fighting ahead of the February ceasefire, Ukrainian losses were up to 7,000 – not the phony 210 – 260 officially reported.

All wars are based on lies – especially premeditated aggressive ones. Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Parliament Speaker Denis Pushilin expects conflict in Donbass to escalate any time.

Ceasefire is pure fantasy. Kiev deplores peace. It never intended to support the three halts in fighting it agreed to. It violated virtually all terms straightaway. Fascist regimes operate this way. The worst perhaps is coming. According to Pushilin:

“We are actually on the brink of a major war right now. Our conflict is not an internal Ukrainian one. It is fully in line with what is happening in Syria, Yemen, the uprising in Macedonia…and could lead to very tragic consequences and, as a result, things can escalate in a matter of hours.”

At the same time, “(s)ome major developing countries are giving a certain signal even through their neutrality and non-interference (in the conflict), that they are not supporting a military solution.”

“They are for the continuation of the peace process. A singe decision that seemingly has no influence on anything could become critical and tip the scales one way or another.”

Or fighting could continue for years without resolution, he explained. Things are “unpredictable,” he said. DPR and LPR want peace. Kiev and Washington want war. Things could get very nasty ahead.

Kiev’s decision to install S-300 air defense systems in Odessa on the border of breakaway Moldovan republic of Transnistria increases tensions. The global intelligence firm Stratfor believes it ups the stakes for possible conflict between the republic and Ukraine.

The presence of 1,400 Russian peacekeepers risks it between Kiev and Moscow if S-300s target Russian aircraft delivering equipment and supplies as well as rotating troop contingents in and out – the only way Russia can reach landlocked Transnistria after Ukraine blocked a land route through its territory.

With former Georgian fascist dictator Mikheil Saakashvili appointed Odessa governor, heightened flashpoint conditions exist. He’s a US favorite and militantly anti-Russia.

Possibly he’ll be used to instigate conflict in Transnistria the way he did against South Ossetia in August 2008 at Washington’s behest – forcing Moscow to defend its forces and 30% Russian population.

The chance for greater conflict is high – especially with lunatics in charge in Washington and Ukraine. Saakashvili’s appointment as Odessa governor signals likely trouble ahead.

The Saker explains “his only ‘qualification’ is his rabid hatred for Russia and Russians and his willingness to execute any US order” – including waging war. His ugly record speaks for itself.

Anything could happen any time. The obvious solution is democratic regime change in Ukraine replacing US-installed fascist dictatorship. It’s up to Ukrainians to install the type government they deserve. Donbass can serve as a role model.


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.

America’s Military Conquest Of Europe

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The Pentagon is ready to send heavy weapons at bases in the region due to Russia’s expansionist threat

(The Real Agenda) The conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Crimean decision to become part of Russia and the intervention of NATO in global affairs seem to be the keys for Washington to return to its old ways: military deterrence.

The Department of Defense of the United States is prepared to send heavy weaponry to American military bases in Eastern Europe, in an attempt to beef up its presence. These new weaponry would be used by up to 5,000 American soldiers that are already stationed in the region, and would complement NATO’s warfare machinery, which has expanded eastward to Russia’s doorstep.

The proposal, according to The New York Times, is expected to be approved by President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter before the meeting of defense ministers of NATO later this month.

Washington’s goal is to strengthen the security guarantees against what war hawks call Soviet expansionism. Neocons are salivating at the type of military conflict that is now brewing as Washington raises its suspicion of Russia more than a year after Crimea voted to become part of Russia and as the Eastern regions of Lughansk and Donetsk manage to keep their lands free from Kiev’s military advances.

If the American war plan is approved, it would mark the first time since the end of the Cold War two decades ago that US sends and stations heavy weapons in the new NATO countries of Eastern Europe, which integrated the sphere of influence of the Soviet Union. The governments of Poland and Lithuania confirmed they are in talks with Washington to store weapons on their territories.

The initiative is an implicit admission that the Obama government does not intend to stop its interventionism policy in Ukraine, initiated in March 2013 after an American-led coup ended with the democratically elected government of Ukraine.

The shipment of heavy military equipment would be the strongest decision by Washington to address what NATO countries and the G7 see as Russia’s interference in Ukraine.
So far, the US has increased military exercises with NATO partners in eastern waters and has given military support to these countries and Ukraine, which is not part of NATO, while diplomatically it has imposed, along with the European Union economic sanctions against Russia.

The current proposal of the Pentagon, which does not detail its terms, is to build up its takeover of Eastern Europe by stockpiling weapons in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. These weapons would be enough for about 150 soldiers in each country, according to American media.

The amount would be higher, for about 750 soldiers in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and possibly” Hungary. The US military has studied in which bases it can store the material.

The weapons would be monitored by local contractors and not by the US military. It would be a similar situation to the one seen in Kuwait after George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War.

“The Army continues to review the best locations to store these materials in consultation with our allies,” said Defense Department spokesman, Steven Warren, in a statement. “Right now, we have not made any decision on whether or when to move this material.”
Media reports come just weeks after the secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, and Polish Defense Minister visited Washington to define more details about the military deployment.

By sending military equipment, Obama seeks to send a firm message to Putin, but its scope is limited. The proposal excludes the permanent deployment of US troops, as requested by senior military officers of the Baltic.

The tanks, infantry vehicles and other heavy military equipment will not be placed on the ground. Instead, it would be stored in allied bases to be used in case of need or training. The amount of material, according to reports, would be lower than Russia could deploy on its border.

The philosophy behind the decision coincides with what war hawks believe is the obligation of the United States, as a member of NATO, to respond to a security threat of another alliance partner country.

The debate that took place in February within the Obama government on the need to deliver weapons to the Ukrainian Army seems to have been buried after the US sent men and weapons to the Ukrainians.

So far, the initiative has not raised any official Russian reaction, but it represents a blow to the efforts made by the Kremlin to try to convince the West that Russia is not a danger or a threat to Europe.

Despite the growing tension, Washington kept an open channel of communication with Moscow, as evidenced by the meeting in mid-May between Secretary of State, John Kerry, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

Russia’s role is key in nuclear negotiations with Iran and in resolving the Syrian civil war. Presumably, nevertheless, that the deployment of military equipment would bother Russia, as it happened with the project of President George W. Bush to install a missile shield in Eastern Europe because him and his war hawks believed that it was needed to stop an alleged threat from Iran.


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.

Obama Bombs Libya

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Attacking other nations directly or indirectly posing no threat to America is longstanding US policy. Obama is the latest in a long line of warrior US presidents. He exceeds the worst of his predecessors. He’s a war criminal multiple times over.

America’s imperial agenda is lawless by any standard. It includes a sordid history of bombings, invasions, occupations, coups, assassinations, and other destabilizing activities aimed at making the world safe for monied interests – in blatant violation of core international law.

Since WW II, dozens of victimized countries include North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cuba, Indonesia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Pakistan (AfPak), Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Ukraine, Somalia, Palestine partnered with Israel, and on Sunday Libya again.

Reuters reported Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren announcing the following:

“Last night, the US military conducted a counterterrorism strike against an Al-Qaeda-associated terrorist in Libya. We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate.”

It’s unclear where the strike took place or what it accomplished. Allegedly senior Al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar was targeted.

Libya’s US-installed stooge regime in Tobruk, outside the rival Islamist Tripoli government, claimed he was killed. Previous reports of his death proved false. A Tobruk statement said:

“The Libyan government announces that American planes undertook action that resulted in the death of the wanted terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar and a number of Libyans belonging to one of the terrorist groups in Eastern Libya, after consultation with the Libyan interim government to take action on terrorist leadership present on Libyan soil.”

Washington’s National Counterterrorism Center says he was a senior Al Qaeda Saharan branch commander before establishing his own “Signed-in-Blood Battalion.”

An Algerian court sentenced him to death in absentia twice. It blamed him for a 2007 attack and siege on a gas facility, resulting in the death of 38 hostages, including three US citizens. A second sentence followed a 2008 incident.

Belmokhtar’s militant roots trace from his anti-Soviet 1980s Afghanistan Mujahideen days. He returned to Algeria in the 1990s battle-scared from shrapnel wounds, including the loss of one eye. He operated in Mali and Libya.

CIA sources say they tracked him since the 1990s. He was known as MBM (his initials), Laaouar (the one-eyed), the Prince, and Abu Khaled.

The New York Times said unnamed US officials “confirmed” Belmokhtar was Sunday’s airstrike target – “carried out by multiple American F-15E fighter jets.”

“It was a strike on an extremist leadership target whom we believed posed a threat against American and Western interests” the official said.

So far no forensic evidence proves his death. Al Qaeda and similar groups are used strategically as both US allies and enemies.

The attack was America’s first since Obama’s 2011 Libya aggression leading to Gaddafi’s ouster and murder. Months of naked aggression turned Libya into a cauldron of violence, instability, chaos and human misery.

On April 15, 1986, Ronald Reagan’s Operation El Dorado Canyon bombing failed to kill Gaddafi. His infant daughter was killed when his compound was attacked. So were over 100 other civilians. Dozens were wounded, including two of Gaddafi’s young sons.

The French, Swiss, Romanian and Iranian embassies were damaged. So were Japanese and Austrian diplomatic residences.

Dozens of residential buildings were damaged or destroyed. Libya’s Central Hospital reported up to 100 people needing treatment for serious injuries, including infants.

War didn’t follow. Does Obama have another one in mind 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.

Jade Helm: 10 Deeper Implications

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Operation Jade Helm 15 is coming to a state near you!

People all over America are wondering what the true purpose of Jade Helm is, whether it is linked to coming emergencies or catastrophes, and whether it is being used to condition the public to accept military intrusion in their lives (or a possible marital law scenario). The US military and mainstream media are downplaying its significance, yet a closer examination reveals there is valid cause for concern.

Jade Helm 15 is a military exercise slated to occur from July 15, 2015 until September 15, 2015. It was initially scheduled for 7 states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Texas), but now includes 3 more states (Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida). For the first time ever, it will feature American soldiers actively practicing on American soil and American streets – especially on streets, since this operation focuses on urban warfare. These won’t be just any old American soldiers, but the cream of the crop, composed of Green Beret, Navy Seal and other elite forces. According to the US Military, their mission will be to operate undetected amongst the American civilian population, wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles, and practice UW (Unconventional Warfare) techniques in terrain resembling the Middle East so as to better fight enemies over there. At least, that is the cover story.

Here is a list of 10 deeper implications and causes for concern with Operation Jade Helm 15:

Jade Helm Implication #1: Violation of Principle of Posse Comitatus

The Posse Comitatus Act was passed in 1878, and it forbade the US military from being deployed domestically on American soil. The purpose of Posse Comitatus was to prevent a tyrant from seizing power and directing the nation’s standing armies against its own people. This kind of thing has happened throughout history; military generals like Julius Caesar and Pompey overtook the Roman Republic by marching upon the city of Rome with their armies. Posse Comitatus is a very important plank in a free society, because it is another way to prevent centralization of power and keep the different functions and powers of Government as separate as possible.

Jade Helm appears to be a serious violation of the principle of Posse Comitatus. Not only are the military planning to actively exercise on American soil, but also they are planning to do it among the civilian population, within populated areas. However before Jade Helm arose we already had the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act, passed in 2006, which in many ways gutted Posse Comitatus. As Eric Alterman and George Zornick write:

“Before John Warner passed, the president could deploy troops inside the United States only if he invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807, which allows for deployment only “to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” The new law expands the list to include “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition”—and such a “condition” is not defined or limited.”

Jade Helm looks like another step in the direction of domestic military deployment – a nail in the coffin for a free republic.

Jade Helm Implication #2: Declaring Certain States Hostile

The Jade Helm operational map: Southwest USA with a Middle East overlay

The Jade Helm operational map: Southwest USA with a Middle East overlay

The supposed basis of Jade Helm is that the US military needs to practice in the same kind of terrain as its Middle Eastern enemies. Since the Middle East is full of different countries whose attitudes towards the US range from hostile to neutral to friendly, the US military has designated certain US states as hostile, to mimic these Middle Eastern countries. When you overlay a Middle Eastern map over the southwest USA, Texas is roughly comparable to Iran, Utah is roughly comparable to Syria and the “insurgent pocket” of California is roughly comparable to Palestine. Thus these 3 areas have been declared hostile for the purposes of Jade Helm.

From a civilian perspective, declaring certain states hostile is a real cause for concern. Texas has a culture of fierce independence and resistance to federal control. Is it just a coincidence that Texas is 1 of the 2 states fully designated as “hostile” in Jade Helm? Is it just a coincidence that Texas just passed legislation to build its own gold bullion depository in order to repatriate $1 billion worth of gold currently stored by the Federal Reserve in New York? Is it just a coincidence that Texas is the state labeled as “hostile” when it’s home to a massive number of gun owners, patriots, secessionists and liberty lovers who would fight the Federal Government to the death?

Jade Helm Implication #3: More War

Even if you take everything the US Military is saying at face value – a big jump I know – and even if you believe that the declaration of certain states as “hostile” is completely innocuous, standard and has no deeper meaning, what are the implications for war? The US has already raised the ire of almost the entire world by its constant invasions, bombings, incursions, drone attacks and assassinations in the Middle East. It has made countless enemies since 9/11 by attempting to conquer that entire region. It has murdered millions of Middle Easteners and has stolen tons of oil and other natural resources from the land. But apparently this is not enough. Now, the NWO elite want to continue using the US military, which is essentially their private army of killers and assassins, to further obliterate Syria and Iran to dominate the entire region – with an eye to encircling Russia and China. Do we really want to ignore or condone the US military training to accomplish its mission of unbridled aggression?

Jade Helm Implication #4: Martial Law or Military Conditioning

The widespread exposure of Jade Helm has led many to predict that it will lead to martial law. Whether this is an accurate prediction or fear-based prophesizing remains to be seen, however one thing is for sure: even if the exercise does not produce martial law, it is definitely conditioning the American public to accept and become accustomed to an increased police/military presence in their lives. Jade Helm is the elite sending a message to the general US population: get used to living in fear. Get used to living in a world where it is normal for the military to patrol among your ranks, disguised or out in the open. Get used to being watched closely. Get used to the sight and sound of military being deployed in your town. Welcome to New World Order America.

Jade Helm Implication #5: The Merging of Military and Police

Jade Helm is another example of a disturbing trend: the merging of the military and police into a single force that can be deployed anywhere, abroad or domestically, against anyone. This force then becomes, essentially, the private army of the elite that can be use against any group that threatens their power structure. For some time now, both in the US and other nations, we have witnessed the growing militarization of the police; in the US this has been aided by programs like 1033, where surplus military equipment is deliberately being funneled to local police forces. The merging of military and police is a big danger to any democracy, due to the gross centralization of power it entails.

Jade Helm Implication #6: US Military Targeting US Citizens

Whenever you dream about, talk about or practice an activity, your brain is learning how do it by making neuron patterns. The US military practicing to target its own citizens is anything but benign and harmless. This literally means that US soldiers are getting accustomed to seeing their own countrymen as the enemy. Jade Helm is not only about conditioning the public to accept an increasingly militarized society, but it’s also about conditioning the future enforcers of the New World Order – soldiers from the US and other countries – to view anyone they’re told to view as the enemy, to shoot upon command without asking questions or challenging orders. Jade Helm is literally and unabashedly an exercise where US soldiers are practicing how to blend in with normal Americans and operate undetected among them. Can you see how inherently dangerous this is? Can you see how such an ability could so easily be used against the American people?

Jade Helm Implication #7: There’s Always an Enemy

From a global perspective, the US military is completely and utterly out of control. Sorry to burst your bubble if you’re an active member or a veteran, but the US military has never been about respect or honor. There’s nothing respectable about mass murder and there’s nothing honorable about constantly invading other sovereign nations because your corporate masters don’t like their leaders – as has been happening in South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and all over the world for over a century. When has the US military ever being used for legitimate defense? Never. It’s always been attack, attack, attack – including both World Wars and the false flag incidents (Lusitania and Pearl Harbor) engineered to get America into those bloody wars.

The problem here is the military mindset – the mindset that divides the world up into friendly and hostile, and that is always training to defend itself and attack “the enemy”, even though that enemy is frequently imaginary. Just look at how many enemies our leaders have given us, from the Nazis to the Commies to the Islamic terrorists, when in all cases those enemies were created and funded by the US military-industrial complex and the NWO elite. Jade Helm is a continuation of the demented and delusional mindset that seeks to find an enemy to fight in any situation.

Jade Helm Implication #8: Unbridled Movement of Military Vehicles

Citizen journalists have caught copious video footage of military vehicle movements around America in the last few months. Is it just a coincidence that some of this is happening in Jade Helm states, such as California, Nevada and Texas?

Jade Helm Implication #9: Connection to Closed Walmarts

The mystery of the abrupt closings of 5 Walmarts in Jade Helm states has not been solved, but many have theorized that it is connected to Jade Helm. Is Walmart, which is already enmeshed with the Federal Government and DHS, linking itself to underground tunnels? Is Walmart setting itself up to become a military command center? If not, then why is military equipment being parked in Walmart parking lots all over America?

Jade Helm Implication #10: Background and Context

No doubt, some of the speculation surrounding Jade Helm is over-the-top “fear porn”. However, even though some people love to jump to conjuring up doomsday scenarios, there is an undeniably valid cause for concern about the existence of an operation like Jade Helm. Think of the background and context in which it is occurring – including but not limited to such events as:

– incidences in the last 3-4 years on American streets of martial law (Boston Marathon) or heavy-handed military-police response (Ferguson, Baltimore);

– Obama signing the NDAA into law, which allows the US Government to indefinitely detain US citizens without charge or trial, in gross violation of the 4th Amendment;

– Obama announcing that “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”;

– the invention of terrorism as the abstract bogeyman after 9/11, and the wholesale destruction of rights, liberties and privacy that has ensued in many nations across the globe since then;

– the expansion of the definition of terrorism to domestic terrorism, and the subsequent branding of ordinary Americans as extremists or domestic terrorists (e.g. the Ohio National Guard portraying gun rights supporters as domestic terrorists during a drill, the police chief in Concord, New Hampshire wanting to use a tank against occupiers and libertariansmarines in Arizona practicing to subdue citizens inside an internment camp, and American protesters being referred to as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” in National Guard documents);

– the rumors of Obama firing generals and other top military officials based on whether they would fire on American citizens (e.g. testimony of former Navy Seal Ben Smith, who claimed top brass in the military were being asked if they would be comfortable disarming US citizens);

– the US military’s own documents showing it is preparing to intervene and deploy domestically against its own citizens, whom it swore to serve and protect (e.g. the military document entitled Internment and Resettlement Operations);

– the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) purchase of 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition when the agency does not fight any wars abroad, meaning the ammunition must be used domestically;

– the testimony of various military officers, active and retired, who have revealed that the DHS is attempting to build a domestic army (e.g. this Marine Colonel).

Use Jade Helm as a Wake-Up Call

Hopefully a critical mass of awakened Americans can use Jade Helm as a wake-up call. The deeper implications reveal a great cause for concern. As always, the people have the power. If enough people take interest and oppose this operation, it may have to cancelled, or its effect will at least be nullified.

Sources:

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/media/news/2008/10/23/5081/think-again-the-invisible-battle-over-posse-comitatus/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-16/gold-bullion-worth-1-billion-be-“repatriated”-ny-fed-new-texas-bullion-depository

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-best-reporting-on-the-federal-push-to-militarize-local-police

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugMmyBUKRy4

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYb_TajH3FQ

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzDwWpY8NMo

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/11/obamas-national-security-force/

http://rt.com/usa/ohio-nationalguard-gun-drill-590/

http://thefederalist-gary.blogspot.com/2013/08/nh-city-wants-tank-to-use-against.html

http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/video-marines-practice-subduing-citizens-inside-internment-camp

http://www.infowars.com/documents-national-guard-ordered-to-consider-americans-as-enemy-forces-and-adversaries

http://www.infowars.com/ex-navy-seal-military-leaders-being-asked-if-they-will-disarm-americans

https://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEGUlK81yMg


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.

Saudis Terror-Bomb Yemeni World Heritage Site

Saudis Terror-Bomb Yemeni World Heritage Site

Sanaa’s Old City is a World Heritage site – recognized by UNESCO in 1986. It’s been inhabited for over 2,500 years – a major Islamic center since the 7th century.

It has 103 mosques, 14 hammans (bathhouses) and over 6,000 houses built before the 11th century. According to UNESCO:

Sanaa’s Old City “is defined by an extraordinary density of rammed earth and burnt brick towers rising several stories above stone-built ground floors, strikingly decorated with geometric patterns of fired bricks and white gypsum.”

“Described by historians, geographers and scholars of the early Islamic and medieval eras, Sanaa is associated with the civilizations of the Bible and the Koran.”

Yemen is Obama’s war using Saudis and other regional partners as convenient proxies. Israel is covertly involved.

Targets are largely based on US-intelligence designated sites. They include residential neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, refugee camps, food storage areas, historic landmarks and other non-military related areas.

Terror-bombing Yemen is a high crime against peace – affecting civilian men, women and children most of all. UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova expressed shock over Riyadh’s Sanaa Old City attack, saying:

“I am profoundly distressed by the loss of human lives as well as by the damage inflicted on one of the world’s oldest jewels of Islamic urban landscape.”

“I am shocked by the images of these magnificent many-storied tower-houses and serene gardens reduced to rubble.”

“This destruction will only exacerbate the humanitarian situation, and I reiterate my call to all parties to respect and protect the cultural heritage in Yemen.”

“This heritage bears the soul of the Yemeni people. It is a symbol of a millennial history of knowledge and it belongs to all humankind.”

UNESCO is charged with preserving world cultural and natural heritage sites, among other responsibilities.

Terror-bombing Sanaa’s Old City began pre-dawn Friday. Reuters reported a local resident named Abdullah saying “(w)e heard screaming in the alley…after Saudi strikes hit the area.”

“We started digging to get the victims out and six hours later managed to put out only five (bodies) all from the same family.”

Houthi Ansarullah sources reported six casualties and five historic buildings destroyed. Riyadh lied blaming its attack on a rebel ammunition cache explosion. No evidence suggests it.

AP News said Saudi Old City bombing caused cracks in surrounding buildings. They’re cemented to each other “leaving large sections of the Old City’s district at risk of collapse.”

At at destroyed four-story building, AP’s reporter saw brick piles, dust and wood “mingled with clothes, kitchenware and water tanks, which are traditionally kept on roofs.”

An adjacent three-story building was split in half. Window frames were dangling from upper floors. Old City resident Zahwa Hammoud explained a “deafening sound that made me feel like my ears were exploding” when missiles struck nearby.

Recent Saudi attacks damaged an east Yemen 8th century Great Dam of Marib, as well as an ancient al-Qahira castle and Dhamar Museum in Taiz.

Former Yemeni culture minister Arwa Osman called damage to Sanaa’s Old City “extremely painful.” On Friday, Saudis said terror-bombing will continue until Houthis withdraw from territory they control.

On June 14, UN-sponsored peace talks will be held in Geneva. Instead of condemning US-orchestrated, Saudi-led aggression, a statement said:

“The Secretary-General welcomes the readiness of President Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi, as communicated to his Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, in Riyadh, to send a delegation to participate in United Nations-facilitated Yemeni-Yemeni consultations in Geneva starting on 14 June.”

“The Secretary-General reiterates his urgent call on all Yemeni parties to engage in these consultations in good faith and without pre-conditions in the interest of all Yemeni people.”

“He hopes that the meeting in Geneva will restart a peaceful, orderly, inclusive and Yemeni-led transition process.”

Premeditated Saudi aggression began on March 26 with no indication of letup. Thousands of civilians have been willfully targeted and killed.

A humanitarian crisis affects millions of Yemenis nationwide. A Saudi-led blockade prevents enough life-sustaining supplies from arriving. Limited amounts getting in are woefully short of what’s needed.

On Friday, reports indicate Saudi Lt. General Muhammad bin Ahmed Al-Shaalan was killed by Houthi Ansarullah fighters days earlier. It was concealed until June 10.

He died when Houthi missiles struck Saudi’s King Khalid Air Base – the Kingdom’s largest. He commanded the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Riyadh reports claimed he died from a heart attack.

An informed Yemeni source confirmed he “was killed in the Yemeni army’s missile attacks against Saudi Arabia’s Khamees al-Mushait region five days” before his death was reported.

Multiple Houthi missile attacks struck two additional Saudi military bases – Ain al-Harrah and Malhamah.

On Saturday, Fars News reported Yemeni forces “fired scores of rockets at several camps and military bases in Saudi Arabia in retaliation for” Riyadh’s aggression on their country. Damage inflicted and numbers of casualties aren’t known.

A recent Freedom House report indicated nearly 4,600 Yemeni deaths – mostly civilians, victims of Obama-ordered aggression using Saudis and other regional proxies to do his dirty work.


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.

Public Opinion In Europe Opposes Use Of Force Against Russia

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(The Real Agenda) The world is fed up with war, and the latest poll taken in Europe is a clear example of that. It is also clear that Europeans are not as worried as Americans are regarding their security.

Most Europeans do not see Russia as a threat to their security. Only European technocrats, who paint Russia as a growing threat, justify the expansion of NATO and continuous increases in defense budgets with the notion that Russia is coming to get them.

Public opinion of a majority of the European members of NATO oppose a military answer to an eventual assault on a member by Russia, according to a study by the US Pew Center on the conflict in Ukraine.

This is the scenario that European politcians warn about almost every single day on mainstream media. According to them, Russia is continuously expanding and that, they say, may be a sign that Putin is getting ready to attack.

In reality, however, those accusations are nonsense. NATO on the other hand, has been expanding all over Europe for the past two decades and now has completely surrounded Russia with military bases and missile shield systems.

Despite the continuous flow of war propaganda in Europe and the United States, 58% of Germans, 53% of French and 51% of Italians are opposed to a war against Russia, as granted by Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO), which enables the organization to carry out a joint military response in case of aggression to one of its partners.

Despite having lived in a contiuous state of war for the past 200 years, Americans are the most favorable for a military response against Russia. In the US 56% of people interviewed by Pew Center and 53% of Canadians are in favor of this measure.

Meanwhile, in Spain, 47% of citizens oppose the use of military force against Russian aggression and 48% beleives NATO should act collectively.

The survey, conducted in Europe and North America, assessed the views of citizens in relation to the crisis in Ukraine, where Russia is blamed for supposedly supporting separatists in the east of the country.

The Pew Center also asked people about Crimea’s decision to become part of Russia, although this fact was presented as a Russian  annexation as supposed to a free vote, which is what really happened.

In addition to being questioned about a military response, public opinion was also asked about subsidizing the collapsing Ukranian economy. Poland and Spain are the most inclined to increase economic assistance to Ukraine, each with 77%. People in these two countries also favor Ukraine joining the European Union (EU) and NATO.

The positions change when it comes to sending weapons to Ukraine, something that publicly the White House continues to oppose but that continues to do in private.

In the EU some politicians see arming the Ukrainians as a possibility, even though the leadership there came to power after a military coup against a democratically elected government..

Most Europeans, however, are opposed to shipping weapons, with a low 19% support in Germany; 22% in Italy; 25% in Spain and 40% in France.

The Ukrainian conflict has also weighed heavily on the perception of Russia and the West has created a climate of strong hostility and fear which has made the perception of public opinion to have less trust in their leaders.

Only a quarter of Europeans have a positive view of Russia, while only 12% of Russians, who overwhelmingly support the management of its president, Vladimir Putin, in Ukraine, have a positive view of NATO.

The survey by the Pew Center was conducted between April and May and included more than 11,000 people in ten countries.


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.

Kiev Pronounces Minsk Agreement Dead

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It was dead on arrival like the two previous 2014 ceasefire agreements – not worth the paper they were written on despite Russia and Donbass freedom fighters fully observing them.

The Kiev Post is a junta regime house organ. Its reports are virtual press releases. Independent journalism is banned in Ukraine.

Regime approved views alone are permitted. Violators risk harassment, arrests, imprisonment or death.

On June 5, the Kiev Post headlined Minsk is Dead: Now What?”

The broadsheet turned truth on its head claiming a nonexistent “Russia(n) renewed military offensive in eastern Ukraine provides the latest evidence that the Kremlin violates the Minsk II peace agreement at will.”

Fact: The whole world knows Kiev and Washington bear full responsibility for naked aggression on Donbass. It continues daily.

The Kiev Post called prospects for peace dim. It failed to explain why. It lied claiming “Russian-separatist forces launched a renewed assault on…Maryinka.”

Kiev and Washington bear full responsibility for all acts of aggression on Donbass. Self-defense forces respond only in self-defense as international law allows.

Illegitimate Kiev prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk lied claiming Russia “order(ed) its terrorists” to attack Ukrainian forces. Truth is polar opposite – what Western leaders and echo chamber media refuse to acknowledge despite clear irrefutable evidence.

The rest of the Kiev Post’s report was full of rubbish blaming Donbass freedom fighters for blatant junta crimes.

On June 11, Russia’s Foreign Ministry accused Washington of destabilizing Ukraine in a statement saying:

“Unlike Russia, the United States not only fails to make any real efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the (eastern) Luhansk and Donetsk regions, but in fact it spurs the current authorities in Kiev to continue the fratricidal civil conflict.”

On June 10, Kiev for the first time claimed Russia occupies Donbass (the so-called Anti-Terrorist Zone). A letter signed by its illegitimate foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin states:

“Taking into account the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which took place with the participation of regular (units) of the Armed Forces of the RF and the illegal armed formations, which are directed, ruled and financed by the Russian Federation, an anti-terrorist operation is being carried out…”

“The Russian Federation, which in fact occupied separate territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk Regions and carries out management of them, bears full responsibility for the provision and protection of human rights in these territories in accordance with the international humanitarian legislation and internationally established human rights.”

Kiev blames Russia for its own high crimes. It outrageous accused Moscow of seizing control of 169 Ukrainian municipalities.

On June 10, Tass reported Ukraine intending to impose a complete food, transport and financial blockade on Donbass based on pending legislation, according to Ukrainian Choice public movement leader Viktor Medvedchuk.

This means Donbass residents “will be left by the state to their devices,” he explained. Kiev “is not even trying to launch the negotiation process with the Donetsk and Lugansk republics.”

Meanwhile, Russians overwhelmingly support Putin. Recent Pew Research poll numbers showed his approval rating reached 88%.

His Ukraine policy has 83% popular support. Relations with China are supported by 90% of Russians, and his US agenda got an 85% approval rating.


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.

Washington’s Phony War On ISIS

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The Big Lie explains everything about US policies on issues mattering most – especially geopolitical ones.

The New York Times operates as a virtual US government house organ. Many of its reports are little more than administration and Pentagon press releases.

On June 9, it headlined “US Embracing a New Approach on Battling ISIS in Iraq.” The so-called new approach is the beefed up old one – providing more support for Islamic State fighters in Iraq, Syria and wherever else Washington deploys them.

They’re in Libya. Small numbers are in Gaza perhaps ahead of more to come.

Death squad diplomacy is longstanding US policy. Vietnam’s Operation Phoenix became a prototype for today’s wars. Tactics included intimidation, kidnappings, torture, and mass murder.

Strategy involved eliminating opposition elements and terrorizing people into submission. US recruited Contra death squads operated the same way against the 1980s Sandinista government.

According to Times propaganda, Obama plans “a major shift of focus in the battle against the Islamic State…”

A new Anbar Province military base will be built adding to the bloated number Washington already has in the region.

Around 400 so-called “trainers” (US special forces death squads) will be deployed to join the battle for Ramadi – for sure not to combat IS fighters Washington recruits, arms, funds, trains, directs, and uses as proxy US foot soldiers.

What’s planned for Ramadi and elsewhere in Iraq remains to be seen. US bombing Iraqi and Syrian targets have nothing to do with eliminating ISIS.

Strategy involves destroying vital economic infrastructure of both countries, as well as helping IS fighters gain more territorial control and keep it.

US satellite imagery and other intelligence knows exactly where they’re located. Yet US bombings don’t target them.

The New York Times and other major US media ignore what demands headlines. They perpetuate the myth of America’s war on IS instead of explaining one against Syria to oust Bashar al-Assad and on Iraq to balkanize it into the Kurdish north, Baghdad center and Basra south with IS fighters controlling large swarths of territory.

Part of America’s strategy is endless regional conflicts and destabilization as pretext for maintaining US military forces throughout the Middle East.

Its vast oil reserves are a treasure Washington intends to control – no matter how much mass slaughter and destruction it takes – or brutal exploitation of millions of people.

Washington currently has around 3,000 US combat troops in Iraq. Up to 1,000 more are planned – maybe more to come.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steven Warren ludicrously said “(b)ecause the (Iraqi) forces we’ve trained are performing better than expected, we feel it’s in everyone’s interest to train more.”

Their so-called effectiveness let IS fighters make increasing territorial gains. At a Germany G-7 summit news conference, Obama indicated no “complete strategy” for dealing with IS despite many months of direct US involvement in Iraq’s ongoing conflict.

Excuses given didn’t wash. Strategy involves supporting IS, not combatting it – what media scoundrels won’t explain.

US claims about wanting to degrade and defeat IS are polar opposite truth. If Washington opposed Islamic terrorists, they never would have been created in the first place – and supported all along.

It bears repeating. IS and likeminded Islamic terrorists are US foot soldiers used to further America’s imperial agenda – endless wars and elimination of all independent governments to achieve unchallenged global dominance.


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.

Activists Denounce Death Of Over 230,000 People In Syria

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At least 230,618 people have died in Syria since the start of the civil war in March 2011. Of this total, around 70,000 were civilians. Those are the numebrs revealed today by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Among the civilians, there are at least 11,493 minors and 7,371 women, who were killed directly or indirectly by the war being fought by the Syrian government against western supported terrorists.

In the opposition camp, there were at least 72,363 casualties, of which 31,247 were foreign fighters from radical groups such as the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) and the Front Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda.

These groups have been and continue to be supported by the United States through its partners in the region in the same way that the US is now supporting Saudi Arabia in its bombing campaign against Yemen.

On the government side, at least 85,570 people died: 49,106 were members of the armed forces, while 32,533 others were members of pro-government groups that fight along government forces. Additionally, 4,000 members of the Lebanese Shiite organization Hezbollah and Shiite militiamen that supported the Syrian government were also killed in combat.

All these fatalities do not count around 3,191 people whose origin is still of unknown.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that there have been more than 1.6 million people injured in more than four years of conflict and that eleven million people have been displaced from their homes.

The NGOs warned that the total count does not include the more than 20,000 missing people who were put in prisons by the Assad government, or the 5,000 people that have been kidnapped by ISIS.

The numbers have also omitted an estimated 7,000 prisoners who apparently died in the hands of regime opponents and 2,000 kidnapped by Islamist factions accused of collaborating with the Syrian authorities.

The report does not rule out that the death toll could be higher because of the secrecy with which those involved in the war keep their accounting of casualties and the difficulty in accessing some areas.


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.

The New World Order Of Global Warfare (VIDEO)

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From cyberwar to proxy war to covert war, the global long war against humanity threatens to become a full-fledged theatre war and even nuclear war.

Today Michel Chossudovsky joins us to discuss the struggle against this total warfare and the propagandists who enable it.

“The “globalization of war” is a hegemonic project. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Far East. The U.S. military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign state.”


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.