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دیو داعش و نقش غرب
دیو داعش و نقش غرب
گوینده: نیک پاکپور
گوینده آنچه را که مربوط به ریشه سعودی،سلفی،سیاه ایی، زهش
یا زایش، پیدایش یا پالایش تاول یا تکاثر،ترسناک،تروریسم تکفیری میشود را در یک ویدئویی،بتاریخ
24 فوریه 2014 میلادی،با نوضیح و نفسیر، و بر پایه پویش پروسه تیک پژوهشی،تکوینی،تاریخی،در
جهت آژیرنده و آگاه کننده، مورد ارزیابی و آنالیز منطقی قرار داده ام
ولی بعد و بنیاد پحث امروز گوینده بطور اختصار و در حد
اختیار،اختصاص دارد به حوادث دهشتناک و دردناکی که بطور فزاینده و فژاگن در کشور
همسایگی،ما ایرانیان یعنی کشور عراق جریان دارد.
راهبرد راسیستی غرب علیه ایران
راهبرد راسیستی غرب علیه ایران
گوینده: نیک پاکپور
بحثی تحلیلی،تفسیری بر اساس جامه شناسی علمی،تاریخی،تکوینی
در پیرامن یا prephery یا راهبرد راسیستی آخر و اخیر پارلمان اروپا علیه
ایران بتاریخ ماه آوریل 2014 میلادی.
امید است که کار گوینده در عقل وعمل،
در verbal و visual ، در واقعیت و factual بمثابه وظیفه ملی، میهنی، مدنی، مفید واقع
نوروز امسال: نیک پرس
نوروز امسال: نیک پرس
نیک پرس، با افتخار، امیدوار وآرزومند است که فرارسیدن فروردین و نوروز،
این فراشگرد فروزندهٔ فرهنگ ایرانی، بر همهٔ شهروندان شیدا و شیفتهٔ سر زمین کهن و
زرخیز و زرفام، ایران زمین، خجسته و فرخنده باشد!
امید است که نوروز امسال شروع دیگری باشد که ایرانیان در سراسر گیتی،
با فراست وفرزانگی و فرهیختگی پیروزمندانه، بسان پارتیزانهای پیشرو و پیشاهنگ، پژواک
گر و مشعل دار مدنیت ملی، بر فرازستان بشریت باشند تا با اتخاذ گروش به راه و روش اعتقاد
و اعتماد به مقاومت مداوم و مقتدرانهٔ خویش در جهت همبستگی، همگرایی وهمبودگی، هم سویی
وهم گونی ملی و وارستگی سیاسی ـ اقتصادی، آلبته با اهداف دست یازیدن به قلعهٔ ایده
آل های ایرانی، بتوانند چون گذشتهٔ دورتر، اما اکنون بیشتر،
نقشه های ابلیسانه و اهریمنانهٔ جانیان جهانی، یعنی یاغی های اروپايئ
و یانگی ها ی آمریکایی را که با سلاح و سخن تهدید وتحریم، تخریب وترور، تزویر و ترفند،
با آمیزه ای آغشته و آمیخته به دروغ و دیو دروج، و با تکیه بر مدد مزدوران وموریدان
مرتد و مکار، چون دوزخیان دون پایهٔ ایرانی نما، که با دژآهنگی و کژآهنگی سیاسی وبا
سپر سرسپردگی، جاسوسی و سالوسی به همراه چاکری و چابلوسی، در تلاشند تا سرعت سمند تکامل
وتداوم تمدن ایران را سترون سازند را با سرسختی سرآفرازانه وسرورمنشانه با عقل و عاطفه
و علاقهٔ ملی ـ میهنی، سد نمایند!
فروردین 93 .سوئد: نیک پاکپو
Britain Leaving the EU?
Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?
Could Britain Be Leaving the EU?
Prof. John Weeks and Prof. Trevor Martin discuss British PM David Cameron's call for a referendum vote to decide whether the UK remains a part of EU, as stagnation continues in the Eurozone and bleeds into economic powerhouses like Germany -
John Weeks is Professor Emeritus of the University of London and author of the forthcoming book, The Economics of the 1%: How mainstream economics serves the rich, obscures reality and distorts policy. His recent policy work includes an supplemental unemployment program for the European Union and advising the central banks of Argentina and Zambia.
Trevor Evans has a PhD in economics from the University of London. He worked for many years at the Regional Centre for Economic and Social Research (CRIES) in Managua, Nicaragua, and has been a professor of economics at the Berlin School of Economics since 2006. He is a member of the coordinating committee of the European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe.
Nuclear arms treaty
‘Why should Russian resources be given to Wall Street?’
Published on Jul 29, 2014
The US has accused Moscow of violating laws dating back to the 1980s. Washington says Russia has breached a nuclear arms treaty signed with the Soviet Union in 1987, by testing a ground-launch cruise missile. RT is joined by Willy Wimmer, the former State Secretary of the German Ministry of Defense.
War crime in Lugansk
GRAPHIC: Five killed after home for elderly shelled in Lugansk, E.Ukraine
Published on Jul 29, 2014
A home for the elderly in Lugansk was targeted in a shelling attack on Monday, leaving at least five people dead. The facility is located in the Artemovksy District of South-Western Lugansk.
Bloody caliphate in Iraq
Uncut Chronicles: ISIS/ISIL forges bloody caliphate in Iraq (RAW Timeline)
Published on Jul 9, 2014
Radical Sunni militants of Al-Qaeda offshoot, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) are advancing and capturing cities in the north of Iraq. The jihadists have declared the capture of the capital Baghdad as their top priority objective.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi
First public appearance of Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi, ISIS leader (With Translation)
Published on Jul 5, 2014
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Sunni ISIS jihadists are recruiting children as young as 10 years old to fight for an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. While there are boys who voluntarily join the ISIS, there are many more who are being forced to fight for jihad.
CrossTalk: Global Jihad?
Published on Jul 6, 2014
Who is drawing the map of the New Middle East today? Does the crisis need any more outside intervention? And who are the powers that can replace Washington in the region? CrossTalking with Michael Barnett, Gawdat Bahgat and Scott Rickard.
Brutal beating of woman
California Highway Patrol 'to investigate' officer's brutal roadside beating of woman (VIDEO)
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says it is investigating a video taken by a passing motorist of one of its officers repeatedly punching a woman in the head after she was allegedly walking along a Los Angeles motorway.
The Untold History of Independence Day
Historian Peter Linebaugh: The rights and freedoms that we celebrate on the Fourth of July are the product of vast human struggle that remains unfinished - July 4, 14
Peter Linebaugh is an American Marxist historian who specializes in British history, Irish history, labor history, and the history of the colonial Atlantic. He recently retired after fifty years as a professor of history. Peter is the author of many books, including The London Hanged: Crime And Civil Society In The Eighteenth Century, The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All, The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, and most recently, Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance.
The Untold History of Independence DayJAISAL NOOR, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to Real News Network. I'm Jaisal Noor in Baltimore.
July 4 is celebrated here in the U.S. as Independence Day to mark the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain by the Second Continental Congress in 1776.
Now joining us to discuss the radical, little-known history of Independence Day is Peter Linebaugh. Peter is a historian and author. He just retired from the University of Toledo, where he taught for 20 years. He's the author of many books, including The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. He's also the author of the The Magna Carta Manifesto: Liberties and Commons for All, as well as, most recently, Stop, Thief! The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance.
Thank you so much for joining us, Peter.
PETER LINEBAUGH, AUTHOR, THE MANY-HEADED HYDRA: You're welcome, Jaisal.
LINEBAUGH: So, Peter, you know, in popular memory, this day, Independence Day, we remember the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but it was a long process that got the colonists to that point. Talk a little bit about the different political forces, social forces that helped get the US--and this was just within the first year or two of the Revolutionary War, but it had been a decade or longer that this conflict had been ongoing between the colonies and Great Britain. Talk about how we got to this point.
LINEBAUGH: Okay, Jaisal, I will talk about that, but it's hard. And even your question, you referred to how the U.S. got to this point, but, of course, it wasn't the U.S. at the time. The United States of America is an expression that Tom Payne invented and used to apply to what had been 13 colonies in revolt against Great Britain. So we're talking about an era before the U.S. has been formed. We're talking about a period of historical creation.
And it's complex. There are several sides to it. One side, it's the struggle of freedom against monarchy, a struggle of the notion of a republic against monarchy. And that is probably the principal theme of the Declaration of Independence.
I would suggest, you know, that people reread the Declaration of Independence, because they'll find 28 reasons for declaring independence from Great Britain. And these reasons reflect "a long train of abuses and usurpations" (or takeovers), to use Thomas Jefferson's language in the Declaration of Independence.
And I think one of the most important of these grievances was that the King of England had opposed conditions for new appropriation of land. This is the seventh of 28 different reasons for declaring independence. And what that meant was that these settlers from Europe wanted to appropriate lands belonging to the Indians, belonging to different Native American peoples--the Haudenosaunee people, a confederation in New York; the Cherokee people of what's now Tennessee and the Carolinas; the Potawatomi, from my part of the country, in Michigan and Ohio. The settlers wanted these lands. But Great Britain, as a result of the Seven Years' War, had said that these lands were off-limits to settlement. This was part of the Treaty of Paris of 1763. So here is one of the lesser-known reasons for declaring independence, that is, that the settlers could not take as much land as they wanted.
On that same theme of wars against Native Americans, the 28th reason given is really misleading. It claims that the king of England, George III, and his ministry and parliament had caused the inhabitants of, quote, "our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions"--. So this was like--Jaisal, I liken it to a jihad or I liken it to a crusade, because this is precisely what Thomas Jefferson claims of the Native Americans is actually what will happen to them as a result of the Declaration of Independence, that is, that the wars against Great Britain led to a merciless destruction--in New York particularly of Sullivan's raid of 1779 of the orchards, the cornfields, the senior citizens, the men and the women of the Haudenosaunee people of the Confederation in New York.
NOOR: And, Peter, it's worth mentioning that the British weren't necessarily against expanding and taking more of the natives' land. It was just getting too expensive for them. They had, you know, spent an enormous amount of money fighting the French in the French and Indian War, as well as--and so they had been taxing the colonists, which had, you know, caused a great protest.
LINEBAUGH: Yes, a very good point, very good. They wanted the settlers, the settler colonists to pay for those wars against France. Quite right. And that's where the famous phrase "no taxation without representation" comes in, and it's--I think it's the 17th reason given in the Declaration of Independence for severing the connection with Great Britain, that. And also the 19th reason--I'll quote that--is "for transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences".
And that--I pause there for a minute to let the words sink in, because what will come to mind to those who've been following subsequent U.S. history is the practice by the CIA to render terrorist suspects and have them tried overseas, where torture is a form of investigation in secret courts in Egypt and Poland and in other countries we don't know about. This process is called rendition. But I was amazed, you know, in the early part of this millennium, after the invasion of Iraq and when this kind of torturing began, that it was explicitly given as a reason for independence back in 1776, that is, transporting people beyond the seas to be tried for pretended offenses in foreign courts. So excuse me, Jaisal, for jumping, you know, right into the Iraq Wars, but the Declaration of Independence, if it's going to live at all in current realities, you know, we must--we go back and forth between our present and our past.
NOOR: And, Peter, so we were going to talk about a whole range of issues, but, you know, in your book Many-Headed Hydra, you talk about the little-known role that commoners and even slaves played in fomenting the American Revolution. Can you give us a little bit of that history?
LINEBAUGH: I can give you a little bit of it. The Dunmore's Proclamation in Virginia promised freedom to slaves. Dunmore was a British general. So the slave, like the Indian, was caught between a rock and a hard place, that is, whether to join the colonists in their bid for independence, or whether to join the British, who promised immediate emancipation.
But slave revolts preceding the War of Independence, like the Indian revolts, like the great revolt of Pontiac in 1763, or the revolts against impressment that took place up and down the coast of the colonies, all of these here--you know, I gesture to Indians, to African Americans, and to European sailors and workers--I call them--we call them commoners because so many of them before they came to colonies under terms of coerced labor, so many of them had participated in economies which were not based on private property or incessant accumulation and aggression for land belonging or used by others. And these forms of other forms of economies, especially in England, were called commons. They were common lands. And when those lands were enclosed are fenced off, the people who formerly had subsisted on them now had few choices in life. And even if they weren't enslaved or coerced as teenagers in West Africa or as commoners in England who were impressed, they began in the United States, in Philadelphia and Boston, in Providence, Rhode Island, they began to get to know each other, they began, and they did so in taverns, they did so in poorer parts of the town, and they did so above all on ships. So the ship itself was a machine--we usually see it as a machine of commerce or a machine of war, but it was also a machine where the people of the world first got to know each other, they first get to hear one another's stories. And in some ways you can say, this is where multicultural America began to be formed.
NOOR: And so, Peter, you call that the motley crew, because it's a multiethnic crew. Then the population may--oh, not even a crew, not just a crew, but also bands of people that worked on land as well, and, you know, they were multiethnic, and, you know, their relationships might have crossed class lines as well.
LINEBAUGH: Yes, this is quite true. You know, Herman Melville was the man who had the imagination to see this in all his great nautical books, whether Billy Budd or /taɪfuː/ or White-Jacket, and then of course Moby-Dick. But that reality of democracy on shipboard and, as you say, multiethnic communication was a big part of the background to the American Revolution. And it was--even though those people did not lead the revolution in the sense of signing their names to documents, they led the freedom from actual slavery, they led the freedom from actual coerced labor on ships, and they also led--in Philadelphia here I'm thinking, Jaisal--they led the struggle for fair prices, and they led the struggle against debt. And these are two issues that remain with us. So this motley crew will provide the force of the revolutionary armies. And when they're not paid or when they're mistreated, they are perfectly capable of mutiny.
NOOR: And, Peter, you mentioned one of the slogans of the revolution, "no taxation without representation". But as we touched upon in this conversation already, there were many groups that were not franchised at the culmination of the revolution--obviously African-Americans, women, and men that were not--that didn't don't land. And, you know, it's often portrayed as the elites created this framework, they created a constitution that would eventually grant these rights and, you know, the right to vote and other civil rights to the entire population. But talk about the revolutionary process that actually led to those rights being achieved.
LINEBAUGH: Okay, Jaisal, that's a process of American history, that's a process of struggle. That's a--I hesitate to say class struggle, though it is a class struggle of slaves, it's a struggle of poor people, it's a struggle of weavers and spinners, it's a struggle of housewives, it's a struggle of women more generally, it's a struggle that is not over. And sometimes the American Civil War is seen as a continuation, as the Chapter 2 where the Declaration of Independence and Fourth of July was Chapter 1.
This is why the Fourth of July, you know, has this military flavor to it, you know, and we all turn out and we watch the fireworks. But the first fireworks, of course, were, as we know from the song, "the rockets' red glare". This came from a war. Speaking to you in Baltimore, I don't need to remind you that Fort McHenry in Baltimore was where the British invaded in 1812. So what I'm trying to say is that war is the most extreme form of struggle, on a large scale, anyway. And those powers and rights and freedoms that you referred to and that we celebrate on the Fourth of July, they are the product of vast human struggle. I mean, the struggle for American independence was not just that war but was goes back to the 17th century.
The struggle against slavery was at least 100 years old. You know, if you take 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation, 100 years earlier it was 1763. That's the plantation of George Washington. A hundred years before that, 1673, you also have slavery. So the struggle against slavery is a very old and long struggle and reaches a great, great culmination in the war between the states, in the Civil War. And may I quote, Jaisal, from Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist?
NOOR: Yes, absolutely.
LINEBAUGH: Okay, because he says something that I'm thinking about, and I wonder whether you all are thinking about it too. This is the speech he gave on the Fourth of July. And I think a lot of you are familiar with that speech where he says, what is the meaning of the Fourth of July to the slave? But before he says that, he says, what it is that we need. In this now is just a few years before John Brown's raid, it's a few years before Fort Sumter and the beginning of the Civil War. Here in the words of Frederick Douglass is what we need:
[I]t is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
Isn't that powerful? Here he's using the rhetoric from the era of the Declaration of Independence, and he's prophesying--it's a prophetic voice from the Old Testament imagining the war to come, the American Civil War that at last put an end--well, not quite; it didn't quite end slavery, did it? Because the Thirteenth Amendment permits slavery or involuntary servitude in cases of prison. And so I think it's--you know, if we're going to jump from the past to the present continuously, then we need to say, that is not yet finished, as the prison population of the U.S. continues to grow and to grow.
NOOR: Peter Linebaugh, thank you so much for joining us.
LINEBAUGH: You're very welcome.
NOOR: And we'll continue this conversation at TheRealNews.com. Thank you so much for joining us.
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Weapons of mass production: US Army making warheads with 3D printing
Weapons of mass production: US Army making warheads with 3D printingBy RTThe US Army is building deadlier, more efficient, and less costly
warheads using 3D-printing technology, according to new reports.
While 3D printers have made more headlines for their ability to
firearms, and for more benevolent uses like the development
arms or facial
reconstruction surgery, the Army is planning to use them to
print sophisticated warhead components on the cheap, according to
“3D printing of warheads will allow us to have better design
control and utilize geometries and patterns that previously could
not be produced or manufactured,” James Zunino, a researcher
at the Armament Research, Engineering and Design Center,
Traditional manufacturing methods are no match for what 3D
printers can offer such weapons of mass destruction. 3D-processed
components could allow for superior design such as the ability to
“pack in additional payloads, sensors, and safety
mechanisms,” Motherboard wrote.
Weaponry made by 3D printers will also allow the military to
engineer more precise specifications on warheads, such as blast
“Warheads could be designed to meet specific mission
requirements whether it is to improve safety to meet an
Insensitive Munitions requirement, or it could have tailorable
effects, better control, and be scalable to achieve desired
lethality,” Zunino said.
And while the US Army is attracted to 3D printing’s ability to
offer more efficient mechanisms for killing, the
cost-effectiveness at a time of budgetary cutbacks is enticing as
“3D printing also allows for integrating components together
to add capabilities at reduced total life cycle costs,”
Zunino said. “It is expected that 3D printing will reduce
life-cycle costs of certain items and make munitions more
affordable in the long run through implementation of design for
manufacturability, and capitalizing on the add capabilities that
3D printing and additive manufacturing can bring to munitions and
Zunino added that the Army is not likely to stop at mere
“Maybe someday an entire warhead or rocket could be produced
as the technology further matures,” Zunino said.
Printing weaponry in 3D doesn’t stop with the Pentagon. Defense
Systems announced in January that the British Royal Air
Force’s Tornado fighter jets have performed their first flights
with some onboard metal parts manufactured using 3D-printing
BAE has also claimed in recent months that by 2040, aircraft will
be able to use 3D printers to self-heal or produce mini-drones
during missions using what they called 'Transformer' technology.
MH17 Shootdown Continues
MH17 Shootdown Continues (2)by Michael Shrimpton "VT"It is now clear that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot
down over Eastern Ukraine, near Grabovo, by the Ukrainian Army, the
intent being to blame pro-Russian separatists. My conclusions last week
were only provisional, but vital new satellite, radar (particularly from
the Ust-Donetsk and Buturinskaya radar stations) and air traffic
control (ATC) data is now in, together with some very professional GRU
analysis of the photo pushed out by Kiev of a Buk allegedly in
This clearly shows that the photo was taken in the Ukraine, in
Krasnoarmeysk to be precise. When faking a photo always make sure that
there isn’t an advertising hoarding lurking in the background!
If anyone asks why I was not sure last week, my answer is that
intelligence analysis tends to firm up as more facts become
available. Contrary to the lies and rumours spread by my competitors
(with apologies to Joe Don Baker!), I don’t leap to conclusions. Last
week’s article was written 24-hours after the shootdown.
The Rebels’ Buk
Buk-M2-9S36-Fire-Dome-1S-9S36 Low Altitude AcquisitionEngagement Radar
It does seem that the rebels were handed an SA-11
Buk system, as part of the set-up. The evidence here is a bit murky, but
it looks like the Ukrainians left them an old SA-11 Transporter Erector
Launcher (TEL). As I explained last week, they are about as much use as
titz on a bull (if you will forgive the expression), when it comes to
shooting down airliners at 33,000 feet.
That is because unlike a TELAR (Transporter Erector Launcher And
Radar), they don’t have a radar, i.e. you have to fire them blind.
Reporting suggests that the TEL was in a pretty dilapidated state, as
you would expect. The Ukrainians would hardly be likely to leave a
working SA-11 behind. It also seems to have been an old system, i.e. an
early SA-11, and may even have been minus missiles.
Just as significant as the fact that it couldn’t shoot down a passing pigeon is that apparently you need firing codes
to launch a Buk, new or old. That makes sense – the Buk is a powerful
system, capable as we have seen of blowing a large airliner out of the
sky, or at any rate bringing it down. Why would you have a mobile
system, which can be driven away, without a safety feature which
prevents the missiles being fired except through the chain of command?
We can safely exclude the possibility of the Ukrainians leaving the missile firing codes around for the rebs to find.
SA-11, SA-17 or HQ-16?
There is some doubt about whether the Ukrainians used an SA-11, SA-17 or an HQ (or Hongqi) 16. Allow me to elucidate.
The term Buk can be used to describe both an SA-11 (NATO reporting
name Gadfly) or an SA-17 (NATO reporting name Grizzly). The Gadfly was
the original system, introduced into service in 1979. The Grizzly is the
development of the Gadfly, with the powerful NIIP 9S36 passive phased
array radar. It did not enter service until 2008. There is an export
version, and some have indeed been exported, e.g. to those nice people
What I have not been able to establish is whether the Russians have
supplied any SA-17s to the Ukraine, although oddly the Ukrainians did
the radar for the Byelorussian Grizzlies, albeit before the DVD’s
coup. The literature is conflicting and the Ukrainians are keeping very
quiet about it.
There is however a third possibility. The Russians and Chinese have
developed a more advanced version of the SA-17 for the PLA Army, Navy
and Air Force — remember there are naval variants of the SA-11 and S-17.
This version is known as the HQ-16. Not only is it in service with the
PLA at this time, they have been practising high-altitude interceptions.
This raises the intriguing possibility that MH-17
was actually shot down by the Chinese, as the Ukrainians would not have
any crews trained on the HQ-16, whose instrumentation would probably be
marked in Mandarin or Cantonese. There are not a lot of
Chinese-speaking Ukrainians, in fact there are not a lot of Chinese
restaurants in Kiev.
If MH17 was shot down by an HQ-16 system flown into the Ukraine for
the purpose, with a Chinese launch crew, it would cast a flood of light
on the selection of a Malaysia Airlines flight. Remember it was the
PLA/Navy which shot down MH370.
My money’s on the Chinese at this time. Since President Putin has
been reaching out to Peking, that might explain the slight reticence on
the part of Moscow on the subject. I would not be surprised if the
excellent Russian GRU were way ahead of me on this (they don’t have a
day job, after all, and can call up satellite piccies almost at will!)
and reached the same conclusion days ago.
Expect Kuala Lumpur to start scaling down their
anger/outrage if they also conclude that it was the Chinese. Malaysia is
effectively a Chinese client-state. KL were willing to cover up China’s
role in shooting down MH370, indeed it looks as though KL are willing
to sacrifice poor old Malaysia Airlines, who must be wondering why they
now have so much hangar space to rent out. China and the Ukraine are
each close to Germany of course.
The Fighter ‘Escort’
Radar evidence suggests that MH17 was ‘escorted’, i.e. forced, into
the kill-zone by two Ukrainian fighters. Some reporting suggests that
these might have been Su-25 Frogfoots (Frogfeet?). It has been pointed
that the Su-25 only has a ceiling of FL250, i.e. 25,000 feet, but the
Russian Ministry of Defence, who ought to know, state that it can reach
FL330 for a limited period.
One has to be careful with the performance envelope of a
ground-attack aircraft like the Su-25. The service ceiling figure will
be for an aircraft with full military equipment, such as armor
plate. You don’t need armor when shooting down an unarmed airliner. The
25 also has an air refuelling probe, which adds weight and increases
drag. I suspect that a lightened Su-25 could easily reach and maintain
However, the escort was more likely Su-27s. They are highly agile and
powerfully armed. A 777 captain isn’t going to take on a couple of
Su-27s. Their role was to make sure that the target airliner followed
Kiev ATC’s direction to fly over territory controlled by separatists, so
that they could be blamed. Russian satellite overheads show several
Buks, or shall we say Buk-like vehicles, positioned close to rebel
territory, within range of the interception point.
Carlos, the Spanish Air Traffic Controller
Spanish Air Traffic control
This brings me to the curious case of Carlos, the decent Spanish air
traffic controller. For a few precious hours we got a stream of
information out of Kiev ATC, via Twitter of all things, although there
are worse ways of going public with crucial information. Ignored by the
MSM this brave man stated that the Ukrainian security services had
taken over the Kiev control tower and seized the controllers’
cellphones, and that Kiev wanted the 777 shot down.
Of course Thames Valley Police would say it was a hoax, but I am not
so sure. What impresses me is the level of knowledge displayed at a time
when the general public were still in the dark. If it were a hoax one
might expect to see statements to that effect coming out of Kiev, since
these were damning tweets.
Since then, we have had silence. I am not sure that
Carlos is still alive. If he is, he has surely lost his job. At this
time I am calling Carlos’s reporting as real, i.e. I don’t think this
has been faked, or is a hoax. It might just possibly be an intel set-up,
to discredit anyone saying that Kiev shot the plane down, but as
indicated I don’t think so.
I would like to see this matter investigated. There aren’t that many
air traffic controllers brave enough to tell the truth in an airliner
shootdown. Spanish ATC involvement in at least three staged air
disasters, including Tenerife, would sensitize informed Spanish air
traffic controllers to the possibility of ATC being involved in bringing
down a plane deliberately.
TWA flight 800 memorial to Alabama victims
It has now emerged that there are small punctures in the fuselage skin. These have puzzled some commentators, but they are exactly what I would expect.
All variants of the Buk use proximity fuzes, where the warhead is
radar-detonated. For five years, I have been trying to get the aviation
and intelligence communities to accept that AF447 depressurized slowly
because its hull had been penetrated by shrapnel from a warhead
exploding in close proximity. You always look at the wreckage field in
an air disaster investigation – I nearly said ‘accident’ but this was no
I find it significant that the cockpit section landed a short
distance away from the wreckage. It may have broken away from the rest
of the fuselage near the ground (it’s too close to the main debris field
to have broken away at altitude, like PanAm 103). The SA-17/HQ-16 uses
semi-active homing, i.e. the missile homed in on MH370’s radar. On
nearly all civilian airliners, indeed on all radar-equipped Western
airliners, the weather/navigation radar, usually X-Band, is mounted in
With a target in level flight (TWA800 was
climbing) we would expect detonation near the nose, i.e. near the
cockpit. Most of the shrapnel damage was probably in the forward part of
the fuselage, which would have been significantly weakened. The flight
crew may well have been wounded in the attack, although the autopsy
results are not in yet. I suspect that the aircraft would still have
been able to put out a Mayday message, but for the Ukrainian jamming.
The post-strike maneuvers observed by horrified Russian radar
controllers may not have been deliberate, as the aircraft may not have
been under control by then. The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) ought to
tell us if the crew saw the fighters or the incoming, and had been
trying to get a Mayday out.
The Black Boxes
Moscow Air Traffic control
Don’t expect anything to come out of The West on the
black boxes. The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) is going to be pretty
neutral. It will pretty much tell us what we already know – that the
plane was shot down. The CVR is the critical black box, but if it shows
Ukrainian involvement, either due to ATC instructions or the crew
observing Ukrainian fighters alongside, there is no way that it will be
We saw with AF447 how the French were willing to rig the black box
data in order to cover up the shootdown, contributing to the two
Malaysia Airlines disasters, as official willingness to turn a blind eye
to mass murder in the skies simply encourages the Bad Guys.
Farnborough have a track record of covering up sabotage going back to
the Comets in 1954. With TWA800 we had to wait for over 15 years
before NTSB investigators came clean – after their retirement.
The good news is that it looks like the GRU were
able to extract and copy the data before returning the FDR and the CVR
to the rebels, for handing over to the Dutch, who in turn handed them
over to AAIB, who are Cabinet Office-controlled and have much greater
experience of faking ‘accident’ reports than the Dutch.
The Dutch by the way didn’t fake the Tenerife report – they simply
didn’t know about the Spanish intelligence officers in the tower, nor
the Luftwaffe ground radar unit. They got it wrong, but in good faith.
The AAIB doesn’t do good faith, unless it’s an amateur pilot in a
Cessna who’s made the rookie mistake of trying to turn back to the field
when his engine has conked out. (You always lose too much altitude in
the turn and you are going to be downwind, i.e. basically screwed. If
your engine fails soon after take-off stretch your glide, look in the
vee between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock and find somewhere to put her down,
forgetting about the runway behind you, which will generally be about
as much use as balls on a mermaid, again if you will forgive the
The thought that the Russians have a copy of the CVR tape will give
them sleepless nights at AAIB and NTSB. Great. They get far too much
sleep anyway for the lives they have cost by covering up airliner
sabotage and shootdowns. Never forget that after the failure to identify
sabotage as the cause of the Comet Yoke Peter disaster the DVD went
ahead and blew Yoke Yoke out of the sky, also with an IED.
Had NTSB gone public with the Iranian missile
strike on TWA800 that would have been an end to medium-range missile
shootdowns of airliners.
The Air Algerie MD-83
Air Algerie Flight AH5017
Jury’s still out on this one, but you can forget a
medium or long-range missile. Unlike with MH370 or MH17 there were no
known hostile systems within range. You can also forget MANPADs, as
always when the plane is above FL150, or 15,000 feet.
My provisional conclusion is that the plane was brought down by a
haboob, or dust storm. This particular aviation hazard will be known to
any reader of Captain W.E. Johns’s splendid Biggles
books. Biggles of course was the hero, along with his chums Algy, Lord
Bertie Lissie and Ginger, not forgetting Flight Sergeant Smyth and Air
Commodore Raymond, their intelligence chief.
Captain Johns, late of the Royal Flying Corps, was the one of the
best pilots who ever wrote aviation fiction, let alone for the young. As
I point out in Spyhunter he was also the air intelligence
officer who recruited Lawrence of Arabia into the Royal Air Force after
World War 1, indeed it is more than likely that he encountered a haboob
whilst ferrying Lawrence in the war in a Bristol Fighter, one of Bill’s
Forget the literature which states that haboobs
only reach up a few miles. You can get real doozies over the Sahara.
More than that you can get dust and sand blown high into the atmosphere
above the storm itself, which will not show up on weather radar, i.e.
you think you are above the storm and then your engines start flaming
Those P & W JT8D-219s on the MD-83 are pretty old bits of kit by
modern standards. The JT8D’s first application was on the Boeing 727 and
you don’t see many of them around anymore, sadly. The 200 series has a
higher bypass ratio and is a lot more powerful, cranking out 21,000 lbs
thrust in the -219, but the 8D has always had a slight weather
vulnerability. The 80 series ‘9’s have been involved in over 30 hull
Witness reports that the plane crashed in flames have to be viewed
with caution. Aviation illiterate witnesses can easily confuse engine
fires or flameouts with the whole plane being on fire.
Watching a civilian airliner plummet to the ground is a traumatic experience.
If you will forgive the anecdote, I well remember sitting in the
cockpit (in the jump seat) of an RAF VC-10 C Mk 1 at Luqa (Malta),
watching with mounting horror as an overloaded old PIA Boeing 720
struggled to get airborne on a hot day. The flight crew were watching
this highly marginal piece of aviating with evident concern. I don’t
think they were convinced she was going to make it, and indeed if an
engine had failed she would have gone straight in. It was pretty
alarming, and that was watching from the ground.
I suspect that we will find scoring on the turbine
blades consistent with dust, and compressor blade failures, triggering a
flame out. If the pilots were not experienced they may have lost
control as they went asymmetric, particularly if they were experiencing
power loss on the opposite engine. There are not a lot of reserves of
power on a heavily laden MD-83. While far from full, thankfully, this
plane was not flying light. You have got to regain control pretty
quickly, or you’ll be imitating Denzil in the movie and flying tits-up,
as the saying goes.
My provisional conclusion is that Flight AH5017
encountered upper atmosphere dust and sand associated with a powerful
haboob, leading to a flame out of either No 1 or No2 engine, or both,
followed by a loss of control by inexperienced or inadequately trained
pilots, with poor visibility and possible disorientation a contributing
factor. It might have been an IED, but there no evidence of it at this
On a lighter note
Dhoti clad judge denied entry
May I respectfully congratulate the
committee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association? They very properly
refused to admit Mr Justice Hariparanthaman, who was wearing a dhoti
His Honour with respect should have known that as with the MCC Pavilion a jacket and tie is required, and rightly so.
At the risk of sounding like Higgins in Magnum it is pleasing to record that standards are being maintained in at least a part of India!
Classic Movie of the Week – Grand Prix (1966), dir. John Frankenheimer
James Garner in Grand Prix
This is in tribute of course to the great American
actor James Garner, who sadly died on July 19. His considerable acting
ability is on display in this fine movie, marked by cameo appearances
from great Formula One drivers, including Jim Clark, murdered by the DVD
only two years later, and Graham Hill, assassinated in 1975.The racing
cinematography is superb, and the movie accurately captures the
atmosphere of mid-60s Grand Prix racing and its dangers, especially at
Monza and Monaco.
It is well worth watching again, if only to remind you of what a great loss James Garner is.
My favorite Garner movie is Space Cowboys, but Grand Prix is probably the more famous. Rest in Peace, James. It will be a long time before you are forgotten.
is a barrister, called to the Bar in London 1983. He is a specialist in
National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and
Michael was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Intelligence
Studies in what was then the Department of National Security,
Intelligence and Space Studies at the American Military University.
Michael’s ground-breaking, 700 page intelligence text “Spyhunter: The Secret History of German Intelligence” was published in England by June Press on April 14th 2014.
Editing: Erica P. Wissinger
The Sisi his allies can't see
The Sisi his allies can't seeBy Monte Palmer
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The world's press is rife with speculation about the impact of recently
crowned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the future course of
Egypt and the Middle East.
Will he transform Egypt into a bastion of peace, stability, and
democracy, or is he the latest in a long line of military tyrants and
destined to plunge the Middle East into deeper despair? The answer to
this question should be of vital interest to Sisi's staunch supporters including the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel. If they
guess wrong, it is they who will be the big losers in the long run.
The best way to answer the question it to simply examine Sisi's words
and deeds since he became a key figure in Egyptian politics following
the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in January 2011.
Sisi presents himself as a Moses-type father figure come to lead the
Egyptian masses to a promised land of stability, prosperity, modernity,
equality, freedom and religious moderation.
All of the ills of the past will be gone including corruption, police
brutality, terror, religious extremism, sexual harassment, bureaucratic
strangulation, and Egypt's humiliating role as an American puppet.
Gone, too, will be grinding poverty, massive unemployment, the hideous
slums that are home to about a fifth of Egypt's population, and the
collapsing buildings that threaten the lives of more than a third of its
Sisi's actions, by contrast, portray Egypt's new pharaoh as an
exceptionally ambitious man who lusts for power, craves adulation,
demands subservience, and inclines toward violence.
They also reveal an authoritarian leader who appoints all members of
what passes for a civilian government and controls everything that they
do and say. This is because Sisi is a fearful and suspicious individual
who sees plots, conspiracies, and assassination attempts behind every
Perhaps Sisi's paranoia is also a product of his own duplicity. He has,
after all, turned against all those who supported his rise to power. The
list begins with the elite generals who made him the head of military
intelligence, the Muslim Brotherhood that appointed him Minister of
Defense, the youth groups that spawned the January 2011 revolution, the
liberal press who believed his promises of democracy, and the labor
unions who dreamed of a return to socialism.
Now in the line of fire is the economic elite who supported Sisi in the
belief that he would transform Egypt into a capitalist paradise free of
Much to their dismay, it is the military that is driving the Egyptian
economy, not the private sector. He is also demanding payment of US$69
billion in delayed taxes for this year and $74 billion for last year.
The military needs the money.
Whatever the case, opposition to Sisi and his policies is not tolerated.
People and groups are either for him or against him. There is no middle
ground or room for compromise. Opponents of Sisi's policies are branded
traitors or terrorists and treated accordingly.
The Muslim Brotherhood that had swept to power with some 70% of the
popular vote in Egypt's first and only democratic election has been
targeted for annihilation.
Mohammed el-Baradi, former head of the UN Atomic Energy Agency and
former presidential candidate, was declared both a traitor and a
terrorist. His ostensible crimes were suggesting that Sisi's rule was
less than democratic and warning that violence begets violence.
His real crime was having far more stellar dust than Sisi. Too powerful for Sisi to kill or control, he was forced into exile.
To make matters worse, Sisi is easily offended, cannot accept blame for
his mistakes, and refuses to back down from his decisions or make
conciliatory gestures that might be interpreted as a sign of weakness.
This is particularly dangerous because Sisi often makes contradictory decisions on the spur of the moment.
Sisi is also an elusive individual who wants complete freedom of action
and doesn't like to be pinned down to specifics. Even the lapdog
Egyptian press was puzzled by the absence of anything approaching a
platform in his presidential campaign. But, then, why should he have
bothered. He had the votes.
This combination of words and actions has resulted in a style of rule
that relies primarily on force and fear. The military is the foundation
of Sisi's power in Egypt and it is also the foundation of his
aspirations to become the dominant power broker in the Middle East. As a
result, the military gets most of what there is go get. The
political-economic elite that organized the counter-revolution comes in
second, and a rapacious bureaucracy sucks up what is left.
Sisi promises to help the poor, but his passion for strengthening what
is already the 13th largest army in the world doesn't leave much left
for anyone beyond the military.
Sisi's rule by force is supported by a cult of personality, a term
originally used to characterize Joseph Stalin and later applied to Arab
leaders who wore the cloak of infallibility.
It is Sisi and Sisi alone, according to the Egyptian press, who can
rescue Egypt from the chaos that followed the January 2011 revolution
and the even greater threat of Islamic rule. Sisi makes no claim to
being a deity (Mahdi), but the leaders of Egypt's government controlled
Islamic establishment have made support of his policies a religious
obligation. How else could they justify his overthrow of a moderate
He has no ideology to speak of, and he has clearly stated that his
legitimacy is based the emotional outpourings of mass emotions rather
than elections. As Egypt's rightly guided savior, it is Sisi alone who
is gifted with the power to read the will of the masses.
Having established himself as the head of the military and the savior of
the country, Sisi uses the old Mubarak political apparatus to control
his self-appointed civilian government in all areas except those of
particular interest to the military. It was the Mubarak political
apparatus that plotted the counter revolution, scripted Sisi's cult of
personality, managed Sisi's election, and that is now assuring that Sisi
will have an overwhelming majority in the resurrected faux parliament
if and when Sisi proclaims that it can be elected.
There will be a parliament of some sort or other, because Sisi insists
that everything that he does be justified by the rule of law. Just what
that parliament will look like is still being determined and in the
final analysis, will be dictated by Sisi.
As things currently stand, Egypt's anti-terror laws and subservient
judiciary give Sisi the legal right to use force against anyone or
anything that he choses. All he has to do is call them terrorists. Over
anxious judges condemn hundreds to death within a few minutes and scant
representation. Sisi remains aloof in the name of supporting an
Sisi is also most adept at utilizing the propaganda value of laws that
he has no intention of enforcing or lacks the capacity to enforce.
Sexual harassment laws cast him in guise of a humanist but can't be
solved by a simple piece of legislation because sexual harassment is so
deeply embedded in Egyptian culture that the police ignore it.
The police are also part of the problem. Imagine Sisi's embarrassment
when his supporters were filmed harassing females during his
inauguration as president. It's the same with highly publicized
anti-corruption laws. Nothing gets done without baksheesh (petty bribes) and the Mubarak establishment, now part of the Sisi team, had earlier been convicted of massive corruption.
Alas, past sins have been forgiven and the pillars of the Mubarak regime
have been cleared to run for parliament. Slum clearance laws portray
Sisi as a man of the people intent on doing away with the squalid slums.
Where are these people to go? Even people with money can't find adequate
housing in the urban areas of Egypt. One might also ask, who is
getting the cleared land? The answer is simple. First the military, and
second the old Mubarak economic elite. The evicted poor will merely
build new slums. They won't get the promised new housing projects that
remain below the level of population growth because they lack wasta (influence.)
Topping things off, Sisi keeps potential opponents off guard by playing
group against group, issuing contradictory decisions, turning on
supporters, and making his had picked civilian cabinet grovel by
accepting the blame for his mistakes.
He also humiliates the Islamic clergy by forcing them to preach a single
sermon approved by the Minister of Islamic Endowment, a throwback to
the darkest days of the Mubarak regime.
The clergy had dreamed of independence from government control, but no
more. The story in the judiciary has been even more devastating, as any
semblance of legal justice has been destroyed by massive show trials in
which hundreds are condemned to death with a wave of the hand.
Sisi is also vague on the timing of the parliamentary elections, warning
Egyptians that terrorists will attempt to use the elections to destroy
the state and transform Egypt into a jihadist caliphate. Given Egypt's
vague anti-terrorist laws, Sisi has already provided himself with a
pretext for his nullifying the elections if the outcome is not to his
Sisi's perpetual circus does keep his opponents off guard because no one
really knows where Sisi is going next. The press is full of
predictions, but they are invariably wrong. Perhaps Sisi, himself, isn't
sure of where he is going and is merely playing everything by ear. On
the other hand, the chaos created by Sisi's circus may be a calculated
strategy to intensify mass demands for a savior and military rule. Why
else does he repeatedly proclaim that Egypt is in a state of civil war?
Whatever the case, Sisi's style of rule has resulted in weak political
institutions totally dominated by the whim of a single individual. In
the process, the Egyptian population has become fragmented and intensely
polarized. To make matters worse, any hope for the peaceful
reconciliation of conflict has been eliminated.
Violence and submission are the only choices that remain. As a result,
violence is soaring while submission has intensified a sycophant
political culture in which the only way to survive is superficial
subservience. Pretense does not lead to hard work, loyalty, or
Is Sisi's behavior rational? It might be for a man intent on becoming
the strongman of the Arab world. If this is not the case, Sisi is
simply a befuddled amateur who is making things up as he goes along.
Either way, I fail to see how Sisi is going to transform Egypt into a
bastion of peace and stability in the Middle East. Democracy is not even
on the cards. Neither, for that matter, are dreams that Sisi will
become a compliant puppet of the US and Saudi Arabia. Far more likely
is the probability that American, Saudi, and Israeli support for Sisi
will spawn yet another Saddam Hussein.
This being the case, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel may be wise to
ponder how they will cope with a Sisi's based upon his behavior rather
than his words. Sisi has vowed to protect Saudi Arabia from terrorist
attacks, but will he go home when he has finished? Just think of what
Sisi could do with all that Saudi oil.
I also wonder about the Israelis who seem to find solace in Sisi's
hostility to the Muslim Brotherhood and its Hamas offshoot. Do they
really want a massive military machine headed by Sisi on their border?
He has crossed all of his other allies. What will stop him from turning
The US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel might also consider how they will
regroup if the Sisi regime should collapse. The slavishly loyal Egyptian
press is now hinting at this possibility. There have even been articles
about grumbling within the military over Sisi's appointment of
relatives and cronies to key positions.
It is not a rush, but Egyptians constantly scrutinize their leaders for
signs of weakness. They also know how to read between the lines. Perhaps
the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel could learn from them. Whether Sisi
survives or fails, they will be the big losers.
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Monte Palmer is Professor Emeritus at Florida State
University, a former Director of the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern
Studies at the American University of Beirut, and a senior fellow at the
Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. His recent books
include The Arab Psyche and American Frustrations, The Politics of the Middle East, Islamic Extremism (with Princess Palmer), Political Development: Dilemmas and Challenges, and Egypt and the Game of Terror (a novel). His email is email@example.com and his blog is arabpsyche.wordpress.com
Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement
Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreementBy RTBolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a
visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing
Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300
dead and left over 7,000 wounded.
LIVE UPDATES: Israel launches ground incursion in
Canceling the 1972
agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia
“means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist
state,” the country's President Evo Morales
Morales explained that Operation Protective edge clearly shows
that “Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect
for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the
peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international
The announcement came after a cabinet meeting of the government
of Evo Morales which decided that; “The Bolivian state and people
have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to
Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of
dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to
enter Bolivia freely without even entry visa."
Earlier in July, Morales filed a request with the UN High
Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes
Other Latin American countries including Chile and El Salvador
recalled their ambassadors in Israel on Tuesday for consultations
due to the increased violence in the Gaza Strip against
civilians. The move follows similar actions by Ecuador, Brazil
and Peru who have also recalled their ambassadors.
carry the body of a local Palestinian journalist, whom medics said was
killed by Israeli shelling near a market in Shejaia, as smoke rises in
the east of Gaza City July 30, 2014. (Reuters/Ashraf Amrah)
Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a
previous military operation in Gaza.
Just on Wednesday morning shelling of a UN School in Gaza, left at least 20 dead. The incident
has brought worldwide condemnation.
READ MORE: 20 killed in Israeli UN school
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a
deadly attack by Israel against a UN school in the besieged Gaza
"It is outrageous. It is unjustifiable. And it demands
accountability and justice," said the UN chief in Costa Rica
The IDF military campaign which began July 8, so far has left
more than 1,300 dead and over 7,000 wounded.
Israeli attacks continue: 1,370 Gazans killed
Israeli attacks continue: 1,370 Gazans killedBy presstvIsrael is
relentlessly continuing its aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza
Strip, killing at least 1,370 people and injuring around 7,700 others
since it launched its offensive on July 8.
In its most recent military attacks, Israeli forces killed one Palestinian in Rafah and five others in Khan Yunis. A Palestinian journalist was also killed, succumbing to injuries sustained in an Israeli attack.Earlier,
Israeli forces killed at least 17 people and injured 200 others in a
busy market in Shejaiya district near the Gaza City.
The military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, the
Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, also fired retaliatory rockets, hitting
Israel’s Kerem Shalom and setting off sirens.
Moreover, Israel’s Zikim naval base has reportedly come under attack. Sirens have also been sounded in Eshkol Regional Council.
Reports say that about 140 Israeli soldiers have been wounded, with 14 being in critical condition.
Tel Aviv says that overnight it attacked over 19 locations in Gaza.Israel
has been pounding the Gaza Strip since July 8. The air, sea and land
strikes by Israel have also left thousands of others in the coastal
sliver. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the
impoverished Palestinian land on July 17. About 300 children have been
killed.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue attacks against Gaza.
Earlier in the day, Israel mobilized 16,000 reservists for the ground
military operations in Gaza, putting the total number at 86,000.
Tel Aviv has targeted hospitals, clinics, and shelters over the past 24 days.
The Coming Return of the Real USDollar
The Coming Return of the Real USDollarBy *Lee Wanta (Edited by Preston James, Ph.D.) "VT"The Federal Reserve System (aka the “Fed”), a bank franchisee
of the City of London private Zionist Bankers, is now cornered and in a
predicament with no simple solution possible.
It is like the tree trimmer cutting off the limb he is standing on or
the painter painting himself into a corner with no way out.
This impasse has no apparent solution for these Private
Federal Reserve “Officials” and the real World Zionist Powers behind
them (whom they serve).
The Federal Reserve System has operated as an Unregulated Checkbook
for an out of control, out of touch, bought-off Congress that takes its
marching orders from Israeli espionage fronts and wealthy lobbying
groups inside America like AIPAC.
These Israel Espionage Fronts inside America are controlled
by the World Zionists operating out of the City of London Financial
District, a separate country with its own Police Force and Ambassadors.
Normally any governmental spending body such as Congress would be
limited by the amount of taxes collected, and would have to balance its
books like any normal family. However, because the Federal reserve
System issues as much money as Congress want to borrow, there have been
no real spending limits.
The alleged debt owed by Americans (with interest
accruing constantly) to this private Federal Reserve System is now
estimated to have exceeded 14 trillions USDollars, or approximately five
times the current annual Congressional Budget, a staggering total, and
approximately one year of America’s Gross National Product.
And the most startling thing about this supposed “National Debt” is
that is clearly Illegal, Unconstitutional, and actually imaginary. Yes,
that’s right, Americans cannot be legally charged interest or principal
for using their own money.
How did this illegal Ponzi scheme ever develop and why would our Congress allow such a fraud to be perpetrated?
Founding Fathers intended the USG to have a very limited role and to be
financed from Excise and import taxes, never a personal income tax.
There was a secret Coup d’ etat in 1913 when the City of London Secret
Agents were able to get their illegal, Unconstitutional Federal reserve
Act passed in the U.S. Congress with no quorum present on a Friday night
before Christmas.(1)Numerous Members of Congress were influenced, bribed and even coerced
to go along with this intended legislation being covertly promoted by
the City of London Rothschild Zionist private Central bankers.
The rest is history and is a secret most sordid one at that. The
Federal Reserve Board run by the individual Banking Families who own the
stock is a closely guarded secret. This Board has no USG oversight and
is beyond the current reach of the USG as long as Congress, the
Judiciary and the Administration refuses to enforce the U.S.
Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Rule of Law.
Consequently the the City of London Zionist Bankers have been able to
remotely control the American Economy by determining monetary policy
and setting interest rates and determining how much money is issued.
This unregulated issuance of money and the providing of it to greedy
Members of Congress to distribute to their campaign sponsors and
“special friends” through special interest legislation has resulted in a
complete disconnect between Congressional Spending and any true
It is now generally recognized by Political
Insiders that immense kickbacks are provided in very creative ways to
those that vote for these “Special Interest,Corporate Welfare”
legislation. These kickbacks are often disguised as very liberal
honorariums for short meaningless speech appearances, large PAC campaign
donations, special all-paid junkets, lucrative revolving-door jobs and
consultancies, and even special deposits to offshore accounts.
And beside the so-called “Money” issued (FIAT money issued and put
into circulation and use by the Federal Reserve System), is not real
money at all, but consists of Debt-based FIAT monetary Notes which USG
laws have mandated must be accepted as legal tender for all debts inside
America. yes, technically a Note is a loan for which the Principal and
the Interest must be repaid. Thus all the Interest and Principal paid
back to the Federal Reserve System is truly “Money for Nothing.”
A very crafty trick.This is truly a very crafty trick performed by the private Central
Bankers to acquire the wealth of the users of their FIAT debt-note
money. American used to have real money issued that was redeemable in
Gold and Silver.
They were called USDollars and were either Gold Certificates or
Silver Certificates. But all that changed when President Nixon changed
the USDollar to have no real backing by Gold and Silver anymore as he
negotiated an international agreement for the USDollar to become the US
Petro Dollar and be used for all crude Oil Transactions.
Making money from Nothing.
What this means now in practical terms that when the Federal Reserve
System creates “Money” and puts it into circulation and use, it retains
ownership of the Principal and expects it to be repaid with Interest
which constantly accrues. This is what the so-called National Debt
consists of and is clearly financial fraud since FIAT/fake currency is
not real money and is not allowed to masqueraded as such by the US
Constitution. Calling issued debt-notes money is the biggest trick ever
perpetrated against the American public and perhaps the greatest
financial fraud in history against the American Citizen. Certainly
Madoff should be proud of his Federal Reserve System Associates and is a
“chip off the old block” so to say.
World’s largest Ponzi Scheme.
The Federal Reserve System has become the World’s greatest Ponzi
Scheme because it has issued an absurd amount of money to Congress to
spend like drunken sailors all over the World. In fact so many American
debt-notes aka “US Petro Dollars” have been spent and disbursed all over
the world that experts now believe that eventually, if not sooner than
later, the value of the US Petro Dollar will easily descend to almost
This descent to minimal value will likely be greatly accelerated when
the BRICS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK comes on line in the near future.
The US Petro Dollar has functioned as the World’s Reserve Currency ever
since an arrangement was negotiated by President Richard Nixon who took
America off the Gold Standard at that time. But once the BRICS System
goes live, many economic experts expect the Worldwide USDollar
Derivative System, the largest Ponzi scheme in History, to collapse like
a house of cards. Once this happens there is likely to be a
catastrophic collapse in the vale of the USDollar and it will become
unlinked to oil sales and will no longer be the World’s Reserve
Now for the really bad news.
As of right now there are supposedly 139 nations that have signed
onto the BRICS System, either by actually signing the Agreement or
sending a Letter of Intent to do so. This now includes Germany, France,
Australia and picture this, even the UK.
It is no secret that the BRICS System originated
in the imagination of the leaders of Russia, China and Brazil who felt
that they had been used and abused due to the USD being used against
Much of the World now feels that America has used the US
Petro Dollar as a means to abuse them economically and politically and
want to completely detach all their trade from it and eliminate the
great advantage American economy has had from their debt-notes being
accepted as the World’s Reserve Currency.
Perhaps the USG view the BRICS phenomena as the pet-project of
President Putin and the Russian Federation and is now attempting to
start a New Cold War despite the fact that the Soviet Union and Russian
Bolshevism no longer exists in the Russian Federation, only in the City
of London where it originated, and in Israel, the sole surviving
nation-state remnant of Russian Bolshevism.
How did this illegal, Unconstitutional Federal Reserve System
which claims to be a Bank and a Cash Reserve, when it is neither, get
themselves and America into this current impasse and unresolvable
debacle in the first place?
This was all accomplished through political intrigue and covert
operations run by the City of London Rothschild run Zionist Central
bankers. it was also accomplished by a partnership between Big Oil run
by the World Zionists and the private Federal reserve System. Here is
the part that is hard for most to fathom. The Zionist controlled Big Oil
companies have used America’s debt-note system as political and
financial cover to enslave the world and make many millions complete
debt-slaves to the City of London Bankers and their stateside franchisee
the Federal Reserve System.
Accountability is perhaps right around the corner.
The Federal Reserve System’s proxy hold on the World is now facing a
sudden catastrophic end. Those who created and still run this huge Ponzi
scheme and fraud against the American people and the World, are going
to fall flat on their faces and be fully exposed. they are likely to
then be held accountable for this immense financial fraud and theft of
the ages upon America and the World.
Unless……….they create some immediate catastrophic cover and use this
as a means to activate their World Zionist secret police occupation
force DHS inside America.
Serious options for the Bankster Kingpins to be able to
head-off a very serious problem of impending and complete accountability
to the public they have asset stripped of most of their wealth, jobs
the US Petro Dollar collapses and a catastrophic Global reset occurs as
is expected (unless somehow mitigated), those bankers responsible will
be fingered and held accountable one way or another unless they do
something major.Their options include starting a nuclear WW3 with the Russian
Federation and/or China, instituting a major epidemic that kills many
millions inside America, or starting a new American Civil War between
their Zionist Occupation force Homeland Security (DHS) and the American
Gun Owners, hunters, Veterans, Patriots and folks who have “woken up” to
the USG scam and major illegal power grab since 1913 and the USG
Assassination of JFK.
The USG is now working hard to start a major war with Putin and the
Russian Federation over Crimea using Cutout Assistant Secretary of State
Victoria Nuland. She has admitted that the USG has already funneled 5
Billion USD to the Ukraine Leaders, and many experts view this as money
to support Terrorist actions and attacks against Pro-Russian Federation
people living in the Ukraine, especially Crimea.
Putin, the consummate Statesman, doesn’t show his cards, but perhaps holds a full hand.
far, Putin has shown himself to be a true Statesman and has avoided the
USG provocations which are clearly dictated by the City of London World
Zionists. It should be pointed out that it is probably not a wise
choice to continue these provocations unless the USG truly wants a
nuclear WW3, since experts who know Putin personally, claim that he will
become a very resourceful and competent opponent in any forced war
effort against the Russian Federation.So far there appears to be an unwillingness in the High Command of
the US Military to engage in any Nuclear WW3 with the Russian
Federation. It such is ordered I suspect there will be stalling and
recommendations further analysis and space based satellite Intel must be
Avoidance of accountability for the Zionist that
seized America in a secret Coup d’ etat in 1913 with the passage of the
illegal, Unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act is dependent on the
Zionists getting complete control over America, disarming all Americans,
and instituting of martial law using their Secret Police Occupation
Army inside America, Homeland Security (DHS).
If they fail in this, basically its over for them and their evil
spell on America will be forever broken and millions will demand
justice. And as the masses demand justice they will insist on
prosecutions of all involved, bankers and Politicians and actions to
“claw-back” all the alleged lawful BAILOUT funding, as well as the
complete cancellation of all the USG deficit which is a phony debt
It would be an understatement to describe these perps who run this
huge Ponzi Scheme as in a state on ongoing panic. Normally their Hubris
would deaden any such anxiety or fear, but this time they can easily
imagine their whole system coming down upon them like a House of Cards
blown apart by the BRICS System as soon as it comes on line.
The World Zionists tried to draw our Great Nation America into another major war for Israel and the Multinational Oil companies.
President Obama is caught right in the middle of all this. His
current strategy is to beg for an impeachment attempt which he knows
will be blocked in the US Senate where he has a clear majority of
Democrats. He believes this will strengthen his position and he can say,
“See I am the real President and cannot be impeded any longer.” Then
perhaps he plans to keep instituting what he can’t get Congress to do
using “Executive Orders” which many view as illegitimate, unlawful and
Actually he is not really the President at all and neither were any
others supposedly elected after President Ronald Reagan became President
on January 20 1989 after winning his election.(2) Lately President
Obama has been threatening Putin and the Russian Federation with serious
sanctions. This has been unwise because Putin hand other nations have
countered by making huge Intel dumps into the public sector of
exceedingly embarrassing incriminating information related to the
hijacking and asset stripping of America by World Zionists working out
of the City of London and their use of Nuclear Blackmail to manipulate
and control numerous US presidents since Ronald Reagan.
European Allies are ditching America at an unprecedented rate as never before.
The US Administration and the AIPAC controlled members of Congress
were hoping that Germany and France would join the US sanctions against
the Russian Federation. No dice, they both buy a great deal of oil and
Natural gas from the Russian Federation and understand such an actions
would be stupid, easily ending up doubling their pricing of such or even
There are numerous Intel insiders and true Patriot “Intel Cowboys —
White Hats”, members of the High Military Command and many others who
are working to restore the American Dollar to what it should rightfully
be, real true Constitutional money, backed by Gold and other
commodities. This coming major World Financial Reset should more
realistically be called a World Monetary “Restart” or “Re-grouping”
rather than “Reset.”
The final result of all this is likely to be a major Restart and
Re-grouping of monetary and credit policy inside America and a
restoration of Constitutional currency without offshore, City of London
controlled foreign invaders disguised as bankers. As long as cooler
heads prevail and prevent the World Zionists invaders and hijackers of
America from starting a nuclear WW3, or a major new war in the Mideast
or the Ukraine, or Homeland Security from provoking a major Civil War
inside America, it looks like Americans will see a return of the real
USDollar, real United States Constitutional Money.
*Lee Wanta was a former Presidential Secret Agent
under the Totten Doctrine [92 U.S. 105, 107 (1875), National Security
Decision - Directive Number 166, dated March 27, 1985, inter alia] under
U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan, whom some experts consider to be our
last legally and duly elected President. Ambassador Wanta served – under
Presidential Mandate – as a close personal consultant to President
Reagan and was credited with having a major role engineering an end to
the Soviet Union Cold War and the “tearing down of the Iron Curtain”.
Ambassador Wanta negotiated a ground-breaking Agreement of Cooperation
between the United States of America and the new Russian Federation.
This historical Agreement was a notable win/win situation based on a new
mutual respect for each others borders. An important Part of this
Agreement was to never interfere with nations bordering each other’s
country. Ambassador Wanta’s remarkable story is now revealed in detail
for the first time in a book authored by his biographer, Marilyn
MaGruder Barnewell, titled, “Wanta! Black Swan,White Hat”, and numerous
articles written about his detailed plans to revitalize America which
have been published on www.veteranstoday.com.(3)
Addendum: (Note: Fair use only for intellectual discussion)
True News Update: 30 July 2014.
Folks, I SWEAR…you just can’t make this stuff up! Even if you found
one of Hollywood’s worst screen writers, and asked them to concoct a
plot that would start World War III…even they wouldn’t try to pass any
of this stuff off as being plausible…but then again, this isn’t a movie,
it’s real life, and it’s messy, and here are the FACTS as we know them
1.) In 2010: Brazil, Russia, China and India formed a new international trading bloc called BRIC.
2.) In 2011, South Africa joined this union and it was renamed BRICS.
3.) As of 2013: the five BRICS countries represent almost 3
billion people which is 40% of the world population, with a combined
nominal GDP of $16.039 trillion (20% world GDP) and an estimated US$4
trillion in combined foreign reserves. As of 2014, the BRICS nations
represented 18 percent of the world economy.
4.) In 2013: During the fifth BRICS summit in Durban, South
Africa, the member countries agreed to create a global financial
institution which they intended to rival the western-dominated IMF and
5.) In 2013: In December, BRICS member Russia and Ukraine agreed
to a $15-billion loan and a more than 30% cut in the price of Russian
6.) In 2013: In December, Ukraine turned down an EU loan of $15
billion because it came with too many bad conditions…such as 50% energy
hikes to its peoples, and the selling off to both EU and US all state
7.) In 2014: In February, a US-backed coup overthrew Ukraine’s
elected government and installed a right-wing government friendly to the
US and EU.
8.) In 2014: In March, Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine and joined the Russian Federation.
9.) In 2014: In March, a number of Russian speaking regions in eastern Ukraine declared their independence…WAR BEGINS!
Now to TRULY understand what is going on in Ukraine you have to
understand that being there is like being in Chicago during the
1920′s-1930′s when gang warfare ruled everyone’s life.
But, instead of Al Capone fighting it out with Dutch Shultz, in
Ukraine you have the neo-Nazi western gangs battling it out against the
Russian eastern gangs.
That’s right…Ukraine is now, and has been for decades, one of the
most corrupt nations in the world ruled by powerful gangs (both east and
west) who if their leaders aren’t in prison, they are ruling the
For anyone wanting to believe, REALLY BELIEVE, that Russia wants any
part of eastern Ukraine you couldn’t be more mistaken. For example…how
many of you would want to own Detroit, Newark, Baltimore…or any other
such dilapidated, antiquated and corrupt area?
On the other hand…how many Americans would fight to defend Detroit,
Newark or Baltimore if the Mexicans invaded and started to kill off
More simply put….eastern Ukraine (indeed the whole country) is a proverbial “tar baby” that NO ONE REALLY WANTS…EVER!
So if no one really wants Ukraine, you ask, why is about to cause World War III?
Simple…nearly all of the energy supplies that flow from Russia to the EU go through it.
Even worse (at least for the US), Russia is preparing to start
selling its energy supplies to the EU in anything other than the US
But guess what? That’s right! If the US controls Ukraine’s pipelines
it can also control what currency the EU nations pay for it!
Last year, you may remember, the US attempted this same Great Game
gambit when they tried to overthrow the Syrian government in order to
“clear a path” for Qatar and Saudi Arabia gas pipelines to connect with
Turkey’s thus bypassing Russia.
That still hasn’t worked out so far, has it?
So with their being blocked in both Syria and Ukraine from achieving
their goal of continuing their US Dollar hegemony…what’s the poor US
superpower supposed to do?
START WORLD WAR III!!!
Now the US is trying to convince you that Putin is the reincarnation of Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan…you name it!
Putin, while leading his Russian hordes, Obama wants you to believe,
is responsible for EVERYTHING! He bombs babies…he shoots down planes…he
(maybe) even killed Santa Claus!
Proof you ask? HOW UN-AMERICAN CAN YOU BE TO ASK THAT QUESTION?
To even question Obama and his media acolytes is akin to
treason….like those members of the United States Veteran Intelligence
Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) who sent a letter to the President
yesterday basically telling him: “ARE YOU NUTS?”
Or some of the top financial experts in the US who this week warned
that World War III is coming. Such as Billionaire hedge fund manager
Kyle Bass who said:
“Trillions of dollars of debts will be restructured and millions of
financially prudent savers will lose large percentages of their real
purchasing power at exactly the wrong time in their lives. Again, the
world will not end, but the social fabric of the profligate nations will
be stretched and in some cases torn. Sadly, looking back through
economic history, all too often war is the manifestation of simple
economic entropy played to its logical conclusion. We believe that war
is an inevitable consequence of the current global economic situation.”
But not worry too much Folks! After all, Obama and his “friends” are going to sanction Russia until they collapse!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
Russia wrote the BOOK on how a large nation survives sanctions…and
over the past quarter century has insulated itself to such a degree that
no one can really hurt it.
And don’t forget….why should Russia care about the US or EU when it’s got as it’s
customers China, India, all of South America, and just about every
other semi-developing nation (i.e. growing) nation on Earth as its
Remember…Russia has oodles and oodles of things other nations
(especially growing ones) need…like really cheap oil and gas, iron,
steel, precious metals, wood, you name it, it has it all!
Now for any Americans who REALLY want to believe that the EU is going to join World War III against Russia…THINK AGAIN!
Right about now, in fact, the people in Greece, Spain, Portugal and
Italy would most likely join with Russia in fighting against the EU!
After all, they’ve nothing better to do since almost all of them are out
of work anyway.
So here’s the bottom line folks….wars get starting (especially really
big ones) for the stupidest and smallest of reasons that NO ONE sees
coming. And the ONLY protection against them is not starting them in the
Now I’m here to tell you that this one can be stopped too! You just
have to STOP believing the propaganda being heaped on you and listen to
And once you know the truth…tell your leaders their game is up and you’re not going to put up with it this time!
(See below for Links you need to know about)
Russia, China, India Ready to Launch Rival to World Bank
US Dollar’s Days Are Numbered as BRICS Meet
France lashes out against US dollar, calls for ‘rebalancing’ of world currencies
Currency Wars Intensify As Russia Buys 18.6 Tonnes Of Gold In June
Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It
American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia
Australian govt blindfolds citizens with ‘unprecedented’ media gag order – WikiLeaks
a move to restrict Russia’s access to EU capital markets, new
sanctions ban EU nationals and companies to buy or sell new bonds,
equity or similar financial instruments with a maturity exceeding 90
days, issued by state-owned Russian banks, development banks, their
subsidiaries and those acting on their behalf.
Russia’s Top Import Partners
Russia’s Top 10 Exports
U.S. Exports to World Total by 5-digit End-Use Code
2004 – 2013
Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions
Oil Deals Make Putin Immune to Sanctions
Rosneft agreed to purchase drilling and oilfield service assets
owned by Weatherford International in Venezuela as part of Rosneft’s
development of its energy service business.
Oil and gas companies want Washington to believe that fracking can save Ukraine from Russia. It can’t.
Ukraine: Stop! Thief! Stop!
Kiev’s hastily assembled, post-coup coalitions couldn’t hold, and
Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk threw in the towel last Thursday. On his
way out, news stories said, the PM expressed his “disappointment with
Ukrainian parliament’s decision to reject a bill that allows the
government to hand over up to 49 percent of the country’s gas transport
system to investors from the European Union and the United States.”
Ukraine’s pipelines will lose 50% of value when South Stream starts
Huge US Military Buildup In Ukraine
Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer
Moscow may walk out of nuclear treaty after US accusations of breach
Mr. President, What Are You Waiting For?
Mr. President, What Are You Waiting For?An open letter to President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President "VT"
I am writing to you this personal letter, because you,
perhaps more than any other person on this earth can make a difference
between war and peace, between justice and injustice, between right and
wrong and you as leader of this great nation can steer America back to
its principals and ideals as a world leader standing for freedom and
justice for all.
Not so sure what was your agreement with Bibi Netanyahu when he
commenced his criminal war on Gaza? Not so sure what was the figures or
numbers of causalities that are acceptable to both of you? Not sure if a
thousand or two thousand or three thousands or ten thousands innocent
Palestinians lives in Gaza are sufficient to stop this criminal war and
enough for”mowing the lawn” this time around.
Not so sure if the injuries should be 7,000 or 10,000 or 15,000 and
whether the destruction of 5,000 or 10,000 homes and buildings would
justify the US interference for it to demand an immediate end to this
Not so sure of the number of civilians targets acceptable to
you and to Bibi Netanyahu and whether deliberate attacks on hospitals,
on schools, on old age nursing homes, and attacks on infrastructures
such as the US funded electricity power generation ( only one in Gaza)
is part of the destruction and punishment of the people of Gaza. And
whether deliberate targeting of little children playing on the beach is
acceptable and part of the agreement with Netanyahu. You should know
that Israel on previous occasions totally destroyed Gaza International
Airport, Gaza Sea Port and over 40,000 homes and buildings.
I and millions here in the US and around the world not knowing the
extent to which you as president and leader of the US is willing to
allow Israel to continue with its criminal war on Gaza.
Dear Mr. President,
You and so many within your administration and US media
always claim and justify Israel’s continued aggressions and war crime as
“self defense”. Did you and your administration ever think that the
people of Gaza also have the right to “self defense” no different to
that of Israel and its people.
Do you think as an intelligent person perhaps a moral person that you
and your administration should know that Israel never ended its
occupation of Gaza. And how can you justify the illegal and continued
siege and blockade of Gaza? A blockade that kept Gaza under siege for
over 8 years, with more than 2 million people kept in large
concentration camp minus the “ovens”. Blocked and prevented Gazans from
free access to the world, prevented from Gazans from importing goods and
services directly for their needs and prevented from being secure and
safe just like the Israelis leaving the “tunnels” as their only means of
getting what they need. If the people of Gaza are denied their safety
and security why should Israel and the Israelis have theirs.
Do you think it is right and fair for Israel to vacate its
soldiers and criminal settlers from Gaza, and keep its siege and
blockade and prevent the people of Gaza from importing pasta and
tomatoes sauce afraid that such items be used for military purpose? How
insulting to Israelis before it is to Palestinians.
Do you think it is right and in keeping with the moral principals and
ideals of the US to accept the notion that Israel as an Occupying power
can develop a “calorie count” enough to keep the people of Gaza close
to starvation but not to die?
As a candidate for the presidency, you made it a point to visit the
Israeli town of Sedrot showing support, but chose not to visit Gaza and
witness first hand the damage done on a daily basis by the Israeli
military machine funded and supplied by our citizens and taxpayers.
Do you think it is right for Israel to use all its military
might from F-15 and F-16, tanks, artillery, tanks, smart bombs, and
assault ships to target civilian, wiping out entire neighborhoods and
killing entire families while denying the rights of the Palestinians to
use “useless” poorly aimed rockets that does little damage and hardly
Why the double standards? Or should Israel have the absolute
right to use whatever in its arsenal while the helpless Palestinians
could not use what little they have. Do you think it is right for the
Palestinians to accept the occupation, land theft, mass kidnapping,
targeted killings by the IDF, jailing of hundreds of thousands without
charges, demolitions of homes, uprooting and burning of century old
olive trees, attacks by criminal armed settlers without any right to
The Palestinians have been subjected to incitement of hatred
by Jewish Rabbis in Israel and in America, subjected to incitement of
hatred by senior politicians ( one member of the Knesset, certainly a
Russian immigrant proposed the mass killings of ALL Palestinian mothers)
and had to endure the daily humiliations at the more than 500 “security
checkpoints” enduring the waiting for hours to get to their farms ,if
allowed, or to visit their neighbors and family, let alone travel on
segregated roads while denied the right to travel on designated “Jewish
Only Roads” and have to endure living between an Apartheid Wall that
snakes its way through villages, farms even homes and barbed wires on
the other side. Should the Palestinians simply accept their fate and
and simply die without a fight?
You of all people, a lawyer, a civil right activist who won the Noble
Peace Prize should think that people under Occupation have NO right to
self-defense, have NO rights to resort to armed resistance against a
military Occupation, let alone the Israeli Occupation? An occupation
that lasted more than 47 years not to mention the initial occupation of
Palestine and the forced exile of majority of Palestinians from present
day Israeli. Not so sure when the last time you looked at the map of
Palestine and saw the extents of the “Judifications” of the West Bank.
The late Yasser Arafat not only aborted the First Intifada which was
the closest thing the Palestinians came to a national civil unarmed
uprising that could have without the interference from Yasser Arafat and
the PLO could have brought the people closer to freedom and ending the
Israeli Jewish Occupation.
The US and the world cheered Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas and PLO
leadership for negotiating Oslo, for granting Israel full and
unconditional recognition with open borders, Jerusalem, no Rights of
Return and look what Arafat, Abbas and the PLO got in return. Continued
military and settlers occupations, security cooperation with Israel for
its army and armed settlers, relieving Israel from the financial burden
of the Occupation, ever expanding Jewish settlements, ever expanding
security check points, perpetual endless negotiations, a corrupt
incompetent administrations that fails to protect its people from daily
attacks by the IDF and armed Jewish settlers.
The question begs itself what did the Palestinians get under Oslo?
Nothing, in fact they are worst off today than before Oslo? This
Palestinian leadership failed the Palestinians at every turn and failed
the Palestinians in liberation and ending the Israeli Jewish Occupation
through negotiations while raking hundreds of millions in its private
bank accounts, denied the right to civil uprising.
The Israeli military and criminal settlers Occupation continued, with
Israel leaving little land for the future “Palestinian State”. And if
you look at the ever expanding settlements, the future “Palestinian
State” that Mahmoud Abbas been begging for over 22 years will look like a
“Swiss Cheese” more holes and less cheese with some 500,000 illegal
criminal trespassing settlers occupying more than 60% of the future
You Mr. President should know better. The US was never a fair
honest broker, if anything dishonest, and has always stood in the way
of implementing UNSC resolutions. Always stood in the way of getting to
peaceful solution that addresses Israel’s needs and address the
legitimate needs of Palestinians for the Rights of Return, a shared open
Jerusalem for all, an end to the Occupation. The US, its chief
executives, its Congress and media always supported Israel right and
wrong and are key partners of this most inhuman occupation.
I and millions of people in the US and around the world think it is
time for you to earn the Noble Peace Prize awarded to you in
anticipation of being the “ Peace President” and the first step should
be to address the nation and let the American people know who is the
abstinent intransigent party that have blocked peace in the Middle East,
frank and honest and factual talk, and yes speak of the role of the
American Jewish leadership in blocking any kind of peace.
You Mr. President should have the courage to do the right
thing, to issue an executive order to stop all military, political and
financial aid to Israel until its agrees to unilaterally vacate the
Occupied Territories since 1967 and to negotiate a fair and equitable
deal to address the Right of Return in accordance with UNSC resolution,
giving Israel a time limit to do that, not years but months, including
the vacating of all illegal criminal trespassing Jewish settlers. If it
can occupy the land in days, then it can vacate it in weeks.
Otherwise, there will be no choice for the Palestinians but to dump
the PLO/PA and chase its leadership out of Ramallah and seek a One State
for ALL of its citizens even if the Palestinians have to live in an
Apartheid State and fight for equal citizenship.
Thank you Mr. President, please let your heart and mind decide your
course of action and not worry about what Republicans might do to your
agenda. Please trust the American people sense of fairness and decency.
They will be on your side and on the side of justice and peace. American
and the American people have paid a very high price because of Israel
and its occupation. Thank you Mr. President, God bless.
Sami Jamil Jadallah
US Army Veteran
Note: 5 brothers served honorably in the American military ( 3 Army and 2 Marines).
US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school
US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza schoolBy RTNo sooner than the White House condemned the shelling of a United
Nations-operated school in Gaza on Wednesday did news break that the
Pentagon will supply the Israeli military with new ammunition to further
their campaign on the war-ravaged city.
That afternoon, CNN reported that the United States military
will be honoring a request from Israel for assistance in the
midst of their weeks-long campaign against militants from Hamas
residing in Gaza City.
According to the network, Pentagon officials have confirmed that
the US will honor a request from Israel for several types of
ammunition, including 120mm mortar rounds and 40mm ammunition for
grenade launchers. The exchange will not be an emergency sale,
the unnamed officials said, and is coming from a stockpile of
weapons maintained by the US in Israel worth more than $1
Only moments beforehand, however, the White House officially
spoke out against an attack attributed to the IDF from earlier
that day on an UN Relief and Works Agency school in Gaza’s
Jabaliya refugee camp. Officials in Gaza say the shelling killed
at least 15 and wounded 90 others, and is but the latest strike
waged by the IDF in a war against Hamas that continues to claim
the lives of Palestinian civilians caught in the crossfire.
“The United States condemns the shelling of a UNRWA school in
Gaza, which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians –
including children – and UN humanitarian workers,”
Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for US President Barack Obama’s
National Security Council, said in a statement.
"We are extremely concerned that thousands of internally
displaced Palestinians who have been called on by the Israeli
military to evacuate their homes are not safe in UN designated
shelters in Gaza. We also condemn those responsible for hiding
weapons in United Nations facilities in Gaza. All of these
actions, and similar ones earlier in the conflict, are
inconsistent with the UN’s neutrality. This violence underscores
the need to achieve a cease-fire as soon as possible.”
The White House neglected to blame Israel by name for the attack,
but both a military spokesperson and a lieutenant colonel in the
IDF admitted the nation’s role in the offensive to New York Times journalists reporting from
Gaza on Wednesday.
Palestinian militants “opened fire at Israeli soldiers from
the vicinity” of the school early Wednesday, the
spokesperson told the paper, and Israeli troops “responded by
firing toward the origins of the fire.”
Pierre Krähenbühl, the commissioner-general of the UNRWA, tweeted
that Wednesday’s attack was the sixth time one of his
organization’s school have been hit by one of these strikes.
“Children, woman and men killed [and] injured as they slept
in place where they should have been safe and protected. They
were not. Intolerable,” he wrote in one Twitter post’
“Our staff leading [international] response are being killed.
This is a breaking point,” in another.
Last week, the UN Human Rights Council agreed to investigate the “widespread,
systematic and gross violations of international human rights and
fundamental freedoms” that have been attributed to Israel
since their latest campaign on Gaza launched on June 13.
Twenty-nine countries approved the motion, with the US being the
As Israel’s operation escalated through the weekend, on Monday
the UN Security Council finally called for both Israel and Hamas
"to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire
into the Eid period and beyond." Just two days later, the
Pentagon will reportedly now re-supply one of the two parties at
war with additional ammunition.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said earlier this week
that at least 1,242 people there have died since the latest
Israeli operation began. As many as 80 percent of the dead may be
civilians, the UN has estimated.
Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17.
Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile”By Peter Haisenko "Global Research"Zur deutschen Version bitte hier anklicken
The tragedy of Malaysian MH 017 continues to elude any light of clarity being cast over it.
The flight recorders are in England and are evaluated. What can come of it? Maybe more than you would assume.
Especially the voice recorder will be interesting when
you look at the picture of a cockpit fragment. As an expert in aviation I
closely looked at the images of the wreckage that are circulating on
Peter Haisenko in Cockpit of Condor DC 10
First, I was amazed at how few photos can be found from the wreckage
with Google. All are in low resolution, except one: The fragment of the
cockpit below the window on the pilots side. This image, however, is
shocking. In Washington, you can now hear views expressed of a
“potentially tragic error / accident” regarding MH 017. Given this
particular cockpit image it does not surprise me at all.
Entry and exit impact holes of projectiles in the cockpit area
Source for all photos: Internet
I recommend to click on the little picture to the left.
You can download this photo as a PDF in good resolution. This is
necessary, because that will allow you understand what I am describing
here. The facts speak clear and loud and are beyond the realm of
speculation: The cockpit shows traces of shelling! You can see the
entry and exit holes. The edge of a portion of the holes is bent
inwards. These are the smaller holes, round and clean, showing the entry
points most likely that of a 30 millimeter caliber projectile.
The edge of the other, the larger and slightly frayed exit holes
showing shreds of metal pointing produced by the same caliber
projectiles. Moreover, it is evident that at these exit holes of the
outer layer of the double aluminum reinforced structure are shredded or
bent – outwardly! Furthermore, minor cuts can be seen, all bent outward,
which indicate that shrapnel had forcefully exited through the outer
skin from the inside of the cockpit. The open rivets are are also bent
In sifting through the available
images one thing stands out: All wreckage of the sections behind the
cockpit are largely intact, except for the fact that only fragments of
the aircraft remained . Only the cockpit part shows these peculiar marks
of destruction. This leaves the examiner with an important clue. This
aircraft was not hit by a missile in the central portion. The
destruction is limited to the cockpit area. Now you have to factor in
that this part is constructed of specially reinforced material.
This is on account of the nose of any aircraft having to withstand the
impact of a large bird at high speeds. You can see in the photo, that in
this area significantly stronger aluminum alloys were being installed
than in the remainder of the outer skin of the fuselage. One remembers
the crash of Pan Am over Lockerbie. It was a large segment of the
cockpit that due to the special architecture survived the crash in one
piece. In the case of flight MH 017 it becomes abundantly clear that
there also an explosion took place inside the aircraft.
Tank destroying mix of ammunition
Bullet holes in the outer skin
So what could have happened? Russia recently published radar recordings, that confirm at least one Ukrainian SU 25 in close proximity to MH 017.
This corresponds with the statement of the now missing Spanish
controller ‘Carlos’ that has seen two Ukrainian fighter aircraft in the
immediate vicinity of MH 017. If we now consider the armament of
a typical SU 25 we learn this: It is equipped with a double-barreled
30-mm gun, type GSh-302 / AO-17A, equipped with: a 250 round magazine of
anti-tank incendiary shells and splinter-explosive shells (dum-dum),
arranged in alternating order. The cockpit of the MH 017 has evidently
been fired at from both sides: the entry and exit holes are found on the
same fragment of it’s cockpit segment!
Now just consider what happens when a series of anti-tank
incendiary shells and splinter-explosive shells hit the cockpit. These
are after all designed to destroy a modern tank. The anti-tank
incendiary shells partially traversed the cockpit and exited on the
other side in a slightly deformed shape. (Aviation forensic experts
could possibly find them on the ground presumably controlled by the Kiev
Ukrainian military; the translator). After all, their impact is
designed to penetrate the solid armor of a tank. Also, the
splinter-explosive shells will, due to their numerous impacts too cause
massive explosions inside the cockpit, since they are designed to do
this. Given the rapid firing sequence of the GSh-302 cannon, it will
cause a rapid succession of explosions within the cockpit area in a very
short time. Remeber each of these is sufficient to destroy a tank.
What “mistake” was actually being committed – and by whom?
Graze on the wing
Because the interior of a commercial aircraft is a hermetically
sealed pressurized chamber, the explosions will, in split second,
increase the pressure inside the cabin to extreme levels or breaking
point. An aircraft is not equipped for this, it will burst like a
balloon. This explains a coherent scenario. The largely intact
fragments of the rear sections broke in mid air at the weaker points of
construction most likely under extreme internal air pressure.
The images of the widely scattered field of debris and the brutally
damaged segment of cockpit fit like hand in glove. Furthermore, a wing
segment shows traces of a grazing shot, which in direct extension leads
to the cockpit. Interestingly, I found that both the high-resolution
photo of the fragment of bullet riddled cockpit as well as the segment
of grazed wing have in the meantime disappeared from Google Images. One
can find virtually no more pictures of the wreckage, except the well
known smoking ruins.
If you listen to the voices from Washington now who speak of a
“potentially tragic error / accident”, all that remains is the question
of what might have been the nature of this “mistake” perpetrated here. I
am not given to hover long in the realm of speculation, but would like
to invite others to consider the following : The MH 017 looked similar in it’s tricolor design to that that of the Russian President’s plane.
The plane with President Putin on board was at the same time ”near”
Malaysia MH 017. In aviation circles “close” would be considered to be
anywhere between 150 to 200 miles. Also, in this context we might
consider the deposition of Ms. Tymoshenko, who wanted to shoot President
Putin with a Kalashnikov.
But that this remains pure speculation. The shelling of
the cockpit of air Malaysia MH 017, however, is definitely not
Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence
Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidenceBy RTKiev authorities may be seeking to “destroy evidence” which
implicates their role in the crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia's UN
envoy Vitaly Churkin said, expressing concerns over the ongoing military
operation in E. Ukraine in breach of UN resolution.
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According to Churkin, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
promised a cease-fire in the disaster area,“but this promise
was immediately broken, while Ukrainian officials have publicly
announced a new task – to cleanse of the militias and take
control of this territory," Churkin said in New York.
Such actions directly violate UN Security Council resolution
2166, which calls for a ceasefire and for thorough and impartial
investigation into the Boeing tragedy under the ICAO umbrella,
“We fear that Kiev authorities are moved by the intention to
destroy evidence, implicating their role in the Malaysian
airliner catastrophe,” Churkin said.
In order to ensure
compliance with the ceasefire resolution and reinforce it, on
Monday the Russian delegation to the UN proposed to
adopt“a simple and
unambiguous statement to the press.”
“However, [Russia’s proposal] was unceremoniously blocked by
some members of the Security Council, clearly not interested in
strict compliance with resolution 2166,” Churkin explained.
Once again urging for a ceasefire in Ukraine, Churkin reminded
the Council that the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia have
mobilized “considerable resources” to investigate the
woman walks past wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight
MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 26,
2014. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
Russia in the meantime handed over its surveillance data of the
disaster area of the Boeing 777 crash.
"We have passed the objective observation data of the
disaster area to the international organizations, including the
UN and the OSCE. We expect that others will also act concretely
and constructively, instead of spreading unsubstantiated
accusations and insinuations," said the Russian diplomat.
The Ambassador said that Russia is “offering all kinds of
assistance to the investigation," highlighting that Russian
Civil Aviation Authorities “promptly formulated questions
that need to be clarified to reveal the full picture of the
Boeing disaster – Russia’s questions to Ukraine
At the same time, Churkin pointed out that despite the
willingness of anti-Kiev forces to cooperate with the efforts of
the investigators, as noted by Australia's MH17 special envoy and
former Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, the investigative team is
still having trouble reaching the crash site.
“One of the key provisions of the resolution, which was
included at the insistence of the Russian delegation, is the
requirement to immediately, in the area adjacent to the site of
the disaster, cease all military action in order to allow for
safety and security during the international investigation.”
‘Vicious circle of violence’
Churkin reminded that the world hoped that the Berlin Declaration
of July 2 would be able to break the “vicious circle of
violence,” but Kiev has shown no mercy since then.
“However, in practice the cruelty of Kiev authorities in
fighting is going through the roof. Donetsk, Lugansk, Gorlovka
and many other localities have undergone massive bombardments,
including indiscriminate Grad fire and aerial assaults,”
Churkin said, pointing out that residential buildings, hospitals
and transportation hubs are deliberately being bombed.
woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her
belongings following what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian
forces in central Donetsk, July 29, 2014. (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin)
In most cases, Churkin pointed out, anti-Kiev forces were nowhere
near those objects. He also raised questions about the reported
use of ballistic missiles by the Ukrainian military, which is
another clear sign of a “rampant military escalation.” Russia
qualifies Kiev's actions as “a punitive operation against its own
people,” the envoy said.
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into E. Ukraine
Russia is on the receiving end of the conflict, as hundreds of thousands refugees crossing into
the Russian territory, more than 150,000 of whom already
officially filed for temporary asylum and Russian citizenship,
Churkin said. In the meantime Ukraine continues to shell Russian
territory near the border, Churkin reminded.
The priority now, the diplomat said, should be to end the
hostilities and to establish a peaceful negotiation process on
the basis of the Geneva Declaration of April 17 and the Berlin
Declaration of July 2.
‘Exclusionary’ diplomacy fails Palestinians
Touching on other issues, Churkin switched over to the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, blaming the US for its approach to
mediating the violent crisis.
“As the practice shows, crises in Israeli-Palestinian
relations often arise as a result of failure of US unilateral
efforts to reconcile the warring parties. We have repeatedly
pointed out that the 'exclusionary' method has exhausted
itself,” he said, adding that a new mechanism of crisis
resolution is needed to deal with this urgent matter.
Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 30, 2014. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)