African Misadventures

Payvand.com – Iran has succeeded in derailing its relationship with not one but three West African states in the embarrassing fallout surrounding a secret arms shipment. The row has left the Iranian administration’s hopes of expanding its political influence and trade ties with African states in tatters.   Senegal broke off diplomatic relations with Tehran…

Europe Has Become A Totalitarian State

Submitted by Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box, The Cyprus Template “What manner of men had lived in those days…who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion?”                    -Taylor Caldwell Cyprus is absolutely the template for Europe now. It is just that the template is far worse…

Feds want to fine companies that refuse wiretap requests

Posted in Policy, 30th April 2013 18:29 GMT Draft legislation to impose fines on companies that refuse to provide wiretap facilities to US federal agents is in the planning stages, government officials have told the Washington Post under condition of anonymity. Initial plans are for an automatic fine for refusal in the range of tens of…

Blood Money? Shock revelations and media half-truths on South African mine violence

Last month, violence erupted at a South African platinum mine when at least 13 men were wounded by security guards who fired rubber bullets and hacked at workers with machetes, allegedly to end a confrontation between two rival unions. March 11, 2013 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is the world´s largest platinum producer, located in the…

S.Africa : Apartheid didn’t die

It’s a very sensitive issue that I was personally avoiding to touch. I was reading a book- a real book,not an e-book- the other day and it  mentioned the 1994 S.Africa killings and all that that we would like to  push in the back part of our minds.I am fully aware of the fact that…

Surprise! Look who’s getting power to kill you

New bill in works would end life despite patient, family wishes Published: 4 days ago http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/surprise-look-whos-getting-power-to-kill-you/ I’M NOT DEAD YET! A new bill advancing through the Texas Legislature would allow doctors to decide when you die, giving them the authority to issue “Do Not Resuscitate” orders regardless of the wishes expressed by patients or their…

Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring ??

Related articles Sooner or later, we’ll have to go into Syria John Kerry warns Nato to plan for possible Syrian chemical attack by Bashar al-Assad’s forces Both sides in Syrian civil war claim chemical weapons were used on them Syria secures its chemical weapons White House: We are confident Syrian regime used chemical weapons in…

Organ Harvesting Crimes: Is Justice going to be served?

Grisly  Organ Harvesting Crimes: Is Justice going to be served? March 2011 | Vojin Joksimovich Posted on 04 April 2011 02:11:20 by Ravnagora   In my December 2010 essay “Amorality of US Kosovo Policy: Friends with the Snake”, I published reactions to the Council of Europe’s (CoE) 27-page report authored by the Swiss-Italian politician, senator…

Make music no war

Serbian ‘War Song’ At UN General Assembly Concert Upsets Bosniaks January 18, 2013 The Serbian vocal group Viva Vox Choir By Courtney Brooks January 18, 2013 OKAY BEOGRAD ROCKS REALLY WATCH THIS ONE AS WELL NEW YORK — It was introduced as a “great march of peace,” a stirring encore to end this week’s New…

Desperate Europeans Try to Sell Kidneys, Lungs

Lungs being offered for as much as $250K (Newser) – As Europeans grapple with economic misery, illegal organ sales are on the rise, with desperate sellers willing to part with kidneys, corneas, bone marrow, and even lungs. “When you need to put food on the table, selling a kidney doesn’t seem like much of a…

Body Snatchers: Former Yugoslavia,Kosovo,Eritrea,China etc etc

” Yellow House ” is a house of Albanian family  Katuci in Ripe, near town Burell, North Albania, where UN prosecutors searched in 2004 for evidence that organs were illegally harvested from Serbs and other non-Albanian people kidnapped from Kosovo in 1999.  Victims were kidnapped by Kosovo Liberation Army ( UCK) and then from Kosovo…

Kofi Annan on NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia-One to blame and that is NATO

    Op-Ed: UN Members Share Guilt for the Genocide in Bosnia Posted by PublicPolicyIntl on October 28, 2010 · Leave a Comment UN Members Share Guilt for the Genocide in Bosnia By Paul R. Williams, The Christian Science Monitor, August 9, 1995 The United Nations Convention on Genocide requires that all nations prevent and…

Interview: Kofi Annan 17/1/2013

JP O’Malley 17 January 2013 15:46   Kofi Annan is discussing his extraordinary career with William Shawcross this evening, but for those Spectator readers who weren’t able to get tickets, he has also spoken to JP O’Malley about about growing up in Ghana, why he believes governments have to recognise terrorists, and why talking to tyrants…

Military’s Next Africa Chief Indicates 3 Terror Groups Are on His Hit List

By Spencer Ackerman 02.14.13 U.S. soldiers train their counterparts in Ghana, 2011. The next leader of U.S. Africa Command emphasized such training as a fixture for confronting terrorist groups in Africa. Photo: U.S. Army Here’s an indicator of how the U.S. military considers northern and eastern Africa the next major battlefield of the ongoing war…

Who Decided? How Did the U.S. Military Get Into Africa

Less than a decade ago, the United States had almost no military presence in Africa. Be it military intervention in Mali, or the rapidly growing US bases via AFRICOM, the US continues to expand its hold on Africa through the ‘Pentagon’s New Spice Route.” The US justifies drone campaigns in Yemen and Somalia, the deployment…

4 Industries Getting Rich Off the Drug War

In a 2011 interview, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that legalization is “not likely to work” because “there is just too much money in it.” Clinton was talking about cartels, but the same holds true for the legal industries that owe their profit margins, market shares, and—in some cases—very existence to the war on…

The Rich Get Richer and Everyone Else Poorer

  The Rich Get Richer and Everyone Else Poorer Under Socialism by Benedict D. LaRosa   When President Clinton unveiled his national health care plan in 1993, known as HillaryCare, Republicans opposed the details, but not the concept of a government controlled health care system. The same is true with the Obama health care plan…

The United States of America: A Failing Superpower

The United States of America (or the USA) borders with Canada, Mexico, Cuba (from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) and is geographically half the size of Russia and slightly larger than Brazil or China. Size is a very big issue in the USA and Americans like having the biggest houses, the biggest cars and the biggest economy.But…

America: #1 In Fear, Stress, Anger, Divorce, Obesity, Anti-Depressants, Etc.

By Michael, on April 22nd, 2013     The United States is a deeply unhappy place.  We are a nation that is absolutely consumed by fear, stress, anger and depression.  It isn’t just our economy that is falling apart – the very fabric of society is starting to come apart at the seams and it…

Step toward possible military intervention in Syria

The Pentagon is sending about 200 troops to Jordan to help deliver aid to refugees and to plan for possible military action, including a rapid buildup of forces. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-us-jordan-troops-20130418,0,7018059.story   Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he and President Barack Obama are wary of intervening in Syria. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images / April 17, 2013)…

Robert Fisk: Beware wishful thinking. Assad isn’t going soon

The West, has an odd habit of assuming dictators we don’t like, will simply disappear. Well, Western “statesmen”, diplomats, “analysts” and those absurd think-tankers so beloved of the networks may yet have to buy a new crystal ball. Read more : http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/robert-fisk-beware-wishful-thinking-assad-isnt-going-soon-8578513.html?origin=internalSearch

The EU to target Anti EU TROLLs….

Bring it on fuckers…. EU to set up euro-election ‘troll patrol’ to tackle Eurosceptic surge The European Parliament is to spend almost £2 million on press monitoring and trawling Eurosceptic debates on the internet for “trolls” with whom to debate in the run-up and during euro-elections next year amid fears that hostility to the EU…

Eurozone Debt Crisis: Now It’s a Hopeless Game of Whac-a-Mole

Eurozone Debt Crisis: Now It’s a Hopeless Game of Whac-a-Mole April 12, 2013 The Eurozone debt crisis that was supposed to have blown over long ago instead has become more like an endless game of Whac-a-Mole, with both new and old problems popping up faster than European leaders can bop them. As Europe’s finance ministers…

Pipelineistan Geopolitics at Work: Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar.

Construction is nearing completion on a natural gas pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan, a project that portends a huge geopolitical shift. As regional powers strengthen ties in this key energy market, they’re looking to China, and away from the West. Since the early 2000s, analysts and diplomats across Asia have been dreaming of a future…

Why JPMorgan Wants to See More Americans on Food Stamps

Every time an American signs up for food stamps in one of 23 states, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) adds to its revenue stream. That because JPMorgan Chase contracts to operate as the processor of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards in those states. JPMorgan earns a fee for each recipient, ranging from 31…

This Gold Slam is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banks

I am very disappointed by, but not surprised at, the latest transfer of weath to the bankers from everyone else. The most recent gold bear raid has vastly enriched the bullion bankers, once again, at the expense of everyone trying to protect their wealth from global central bank money printing. The central plank of Bernanke’s…

The Boston Marathon and U.S. Drone Attacks: a Tale of Two Terrorisms

Earth First Newswire — April 15, 2013 Under President Obama, the number of civilian deaths due to drone strikes has increased since the Bush Administration To murder several runners using bombs at a sporting event is terrorism. ” Quote by BUBA “ To murder 175 children using military drones is U.S. policy. We should accept…

Beware the Few

APRIL 15, 2013     The terror bombing of the Boston Marathon is yet one more item in a bloody skein of evidence that has emerged over the past decade proving that war is now, more than ever, the province of “the few.” The destructive and disruptive power of small groups and even individuals —…

US Civil War: Is It Possible?

By the end of 2012, the New York Times published a sensational article called “Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia”.  It said Obama had already taken some steps to counter a massive civil war and incoming manifestation of totalitarianism. In these efforts he relies on a superagency – the Department of Homeland Security employing over 160…

Bolivia’s president says US planning coup in Venezuela

Bolivia’s president says US planning coup in Venezuela 17.04.2013 | 13:35 Bolivia’s President Evo Morales says the United States is planning to stage a coup in Venezuela, condemning Washington’s questioning of the Venezuelan presidential election results as interference. In a press conference on Tuesday, the Bolivian president said that the US is getting ready for…