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          Episode # 172: Former Drug Trafficker and Columbia Drug Cartel Member Redeemed by Jesus, Pastor Lenny Hernandez      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi all! On this episode of Divine Intervention we welcome pastor and evangelist Lenny Hernandez. Lenny grew up in the concrete jungle of the New York City housing projects. He got involved in crime and drugs at a young age, and also miraculously survived near-fatal car accident and a combat tour to Iraq during Desert Storm in 1991. He eventually got involved with the Columbia drug cartel, and was indebted to them for over 7 million dollars. God performed a series of divine interventions to set Lenny free and redeem him. Now, Lenny is a youth minister, pastor and evangelist...
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Our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of kidnapped natives from various countries were displayed.

When Donald Trump recently accused “illegal immigrants” of wanting to “pour into and infest our country,” there was an immediate outcry. After all, that verb, infest, had been used by the Nazis as a way of dehumanizing Jews and communists as rats, vermin, or insects that needed to be eradicated.

Nobody, however, should have been surprised. The president has a long history of excoriating people of color as animal-like. In 1989, for instance, reacting to the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park, he took out full-page ads in four of the city’s major papers (total cost: $85,000) calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty and decrying “roving bands of wild criminals roaming our streets.” He was, of course, referring to the five black and Latino youngsters accused of that crime for which they were convicted -- and, 10 years late, exonerated when a serial rapist and murderer finally confessed.

Trump never apologized for his rush to judgment or his hate-filled opinions, which eventually became the template for his attacks on immigrants during the 2016 election campaign and for his presidency. He has declared many times that some people aren’t actually human beings at all but animals, pointing, in particular, to MS-13 gang members. At a rally in Tennessee at the end of May, he doubled down on this sort of invective, goading a frenzied crowd to enthusiastically shout that word -- “Animals!” -- back. In that way, he made those present accomplices to his bigotry. Nor are his insults and racial tirades mere rhetorical flourishes. They’ve had quite real consequences. It’s enough to look at the cages where undocumented children separated from their families at or near the U.S.-Mexico border have been held as if they were indeed animals -- reporters and others regularly described one of those detention areas as being like a “zoo” or a “kennel” -- not to mention their parents who are also trapped behind wire barriers, even if arousing far less attention and protest.

A History of Caged Humans

All the president’s furious contemporary rants and rallies, along with those cages and detainee centers, have certainly brought Nazism to mind for some, but it might be more illuminating to think of them as echoing an earlier moment in history when comparing dark-skinned humans to animals would hardly have caused a stir.  It would have been considered part of normal discourse, in both Europe and the United States.

Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Europeans and Americans considered it perfectly natural to treat certain members of our species quite literally as if they were beasts. They were unfazed, so the historical record suggests, by the idea of seeing such “animals,” such oddities, displayed in literal zoo cages at boisterous public events. It may now be hard to believe, but our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of natives kidnapped from Asia, Africa, and Latin America were exposed to scrutiny, curiosity, and derision, as well as, sometimes, undergoing scientific experimentation.

Today, such mindboggling violations of human rights have almost entirely vanished from public memory. I had only vaguely heard of human zoos myself, before I became obsessed with them when research for my latest novel, Darwin’s Ghosts, led me into the world of human menageries. I discovered that the phenomenon had been launched in the most modest of ways.

One hundred and seventy years ago -- 1848, a year of revolutions across the globe -- a Hamburg fishmonger, Claus Hagenbeck, decided to charge customers to take a peek at some Arctic seals swimming in a large tub in the backyard of his house. Soon enough, that first timid entrepreneurial step developed into a highly lucrative family business exhibiting wild animals, while feeding growing demands for wondrous beasts to populate circuses and fill the private collections of monarchs and other wealthy individuals.

In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 
 

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=== from 2017 ===
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Some things should not happen, but they do. Kevin Rudd as PM was highly lauded for apologising to Australian Aborigines. It was an empty gesture, but an attempted travesty as he moved to end the intervention in the North of Australia saving lives of Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal people are suffering from left wing compassion which seems to promote criminal and decadent behaviour. So that Aboriginal children have got high levels of sexually transmitted diseases. Drunken behaviour and dysfunctional families characterise what has become a cargo culture. Rudd effectively apologised for early welfare groups that tried to help foundlings and the dispossessed. Rudd referred to a myth of a stolen generation in which very few have been identified who were stolen from their parents to be raised by the state. It was an empty gesture of Rudd, but he is still highly lauded for it. 

It is apparent that Turnbull can not achieve anything worthwhile as PM, except further humiliation. So he must be looking for a note on which to finish so as to define his term. Turnbull is looking for a Rudd like empty gesture. Same sex marriage could be that. A plebiscite is the policy which the Liberals took to the last election, with no back up plan, and the senate won't allow it because many independents, and the ALP and Greens, feel discussion for such a plebiscite might mean that the plebiscite fails. Pesky democracy. So now a Lib backbencher, possibly with Turnbull's encouragement, is threatening to cross the party floor and move for a parliamentary vote without a plebiscite or discussion. Personally, I don't feel government should be involved with people's sex lives where consent is achieved, but I also want protection for churches which act on conscience, something a members bill might not do. There are lots of legal things I would never do. An empty gesture like Rudd's for which Turnbull can point as a crowning achievement. It is probably too late for Turnbull to bear a child while in office.  

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Today is the anniversary of an equivalent match as Argentina vs Netherlands has been, 48 BC had Julius Ceaser pitted against Pompey at Battle of Dyrrhachium. It was precipitous, and Ceaser risked all by accident, but nothing happened as two heavyweights faced off. Technically, Pompey won and so he went to face Ceaser again at Pharsalos with all the advantages .. yet lost everything. What had happened was Ceaser had sailed to Dyrrhachium through an enemy force in winter .. and got trapped with a much smaller force that could not resupply. Mark Antony marched to his aid, and Pompey moved to prevent the reuniting. The upshot was that Pompey had a force behind fortifications and Ceaser chose to starve him out by building more fortifications. Pompey had sea access to supplies, but could not feed his livestock. Ceaser's men were hungry, but when spring came, Ceaser would hold all the advantages. Pompey broke out of his enclosure and marched to Pharsalos. How will Argentina fare against Germany? How will Brazil against Netherlands? So much has happened, but the future is uncertain, and anything might prove all the difference.

Also on this day, but in the year 645, was the Isshi incident in Japan which transformed Japan and involved their honour system in a way that seems incomprehensible if one is not Japanese. 
Two princes, Nakatomi no KamatariPrince Naka no Ōe, conspired to kill a third, Soga no Iruka. The attack took place in front of Empress Kōgyoku during a court ceremony. Iruka was not killed during the first attack, but pleaded his case to the Empress, who retired to consider it. A second attack in front of the Empress finished Iruka and put the Empress in a difficult position, she was unclean because of the murder in her presence. So she stepped aside, but not for the killer, but his older brother. The killer became a monk.  And after a few reigns, Emperor. It was a family affair. Much like that big family of soccer fans watching the events unfold in the world cup. 

Also on this day, Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England in 1553. It was not a blessing for her. Neither was it a blessing when Richard Neville defeated Lancastrian forces of Henry VI in 1460. The Vellore mutiny against the British East India company happened on this day in 1806, but the Sepoys had to wait another hundred and forty two years to see independence for India. US Democrat President Andrew Jackson moved to kill the second US bank in 1832, setting in train a position of inept fiscal rectitude all Democrat Presidents have followed. Death Valley recorded a temperature of 57 degrees centigrade in 1913. It has been cooler ever since. In 1997, scientists reported DNA analysis of a Neanderthal that favoured the 'out of Africa' theory for human development, with an 'Eve' existing 100k to 200k years ago (She was a good woman who liked kids). Born on this day was John Calvin in 1509, Nikola Tesla in 1856, Marcel Proust in 1871, Harvey Ball 1921, Jake LaMotta 1921, Arlo Guthrie 1941 and Sunil Gavaskar in 1949.
Historical perspective on this day
In 48 BC, Battle of DyrrhachiumJulius Caesar barely avoided a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. 138, Emperor Hadrian died after a heart failure at Baiae; he was buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina. 645, Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinated Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace. 988, the Norse King Glun Iarainn recognised Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agreed to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. 1086, King Canute IV of Denmark killed by rebellious peasants.

In 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. 1460, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeated the king's Lancastrian forces and took King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton. 1499, the Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama. 1519, Zhu Chenhao declared the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and led his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing. 1553, Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England. 1584, William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in DelftHolland, by Balthasar Gérard. 1645, English Civil War: The Battle of Langport took place. 1778, American RevolutionLouis XVI of France declared war on the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1789, Alexander Mackenzie reached the Mackenzie River delta.

In 1806, the Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. 1821, the United States took possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain. 1832, the U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States. 1850, U.S. President Millard Fillmore was sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death. 1877, the then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally received its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain. 1882, War of the Pacific: Chile suffered its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men was annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears. 1890, Wyoming was admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

In 1913, Death ValleyCalifornia, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. 1921, Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in BelfastNorthern Ireland. 1925, Meher Baba began his silence of 44 years. His followers observed Silence Day on this date in commemoration. Also 1925, Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. 1938, Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

In 1940, World War II: The Vichy government was established in France. Also 1940, World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though). 1941, Jedwabne Pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland. 1942, Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established. Also 1942, World War II: An American pilot spotted a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy used to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics. 1946, Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours. 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. 1951, Korean War: Armistice negotiations began at Read More
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Are We in a Trade War?

TV pundits keep repeating that we’re in a “trade war.” What does that even mean?

For starters, if you want to learn more about tariffs and trade, we will hold an informational call on Thursday to discuss newly imposed tariffs, progress on the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations and steps the labor movement is taking to find trade policy solutions that benefit working people. (Click here to RSVP.)

Now, let’s tone down the rhetoric just a bit. Real wars, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, are deadly, dangerous, scary affairs. No one should confuse tariffs with real wars.

In terms of economics, the closest thing we have to a “war” is the relentless attack on workers that has been taking place for several decades as economic elites (including corporate CEOsbad actor employers and the 1% who don’t want to pay their fair share of taxes) have worked to rig global economic rules to benefit themselves at the expense of ordinary working people.  

The attack on workers has been waged on many fronts, from so-called “right to work” laws that deny our freedom, to regressive tax laws such as the recent Republican tax bill giving big tax breaks to companies that outsource jobs, to attacks on overtime pay and workplace safety, to defunding schools and meals for our children. The attack on workers also comes in the area of trade policy, and includes unfair, predatory actions by China. Trade attacks on workers are aided and abetted by greedy corporations that outsource jobs and abuse workers, and by U.S. officials of both political parties who have failed to stand up for us.

So why are so many people saying we’re in a trade war? First, to scare us. Maintaining the status quo is exactly what the powerful want to keep workers and wages down. Second, because the U.S. is finally starting to do something about harmful trade practices that hurt working people. It has been so long since the U.S. has ambitiously used trade remedies to defend our economy that Wall Street fat cats are calling it a trade war.

While tariffs are not dangerous per se (in fact, they can be a very effective tool to address harmful trade practices and create jobs), they must be applied carefully, thoughtfully and strategically. If done right, tariffs can persuade trading partners to change their harmful practices. In that case, the tariffs will disappear quickly. On the other hand, if the tariffs are applied haphazardly, they may backfire, causing more economic disruption than necessary. As with anything it does, the government should be smart in how it applies tariffs. And it should have a plan that minimizes negative side effects for the U.S. economy and prioritizes benefits for working families—no matter in what industry those families work.

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July 12, 1993: A US attack force of 17 Cobra helicopter gunships and Blackhawk helicopters struck a neighborhood in the center of the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Firing 16 missiles and more than 2,000 rounds of 20-millimeter cannon fire, the fleet of warplanes laid waste to a building which housed large numbers of civilians. Somalis reported 73 dead and more than 200 wounded in the attack. Many of the victims were women and children. Crowds of enraged Somalis responded to this unprovoked sneak attack by setting upon Western journalists, killing four of them. This became the near-exclusive focus of media coverage, ignoring the bloodbath that triggered the popular anger. US military spokesmen presented the attacks as pinpoint strikes that had hit their targets, killing “only” 13 Somalis. This soon proved to a lie. Both the International Red Cross and journalists verified the Somali reports of scores killed and hundreds wounded, simply by checking with local hospitals in the Somali capital. US officials justified the slaughter by claiming that the target was a compound serving as “command and control center” for Mohammed Farah Aidid, the leader of the United Somali Congress, which has demanded an end to the US-United Nations occupation of Somalia. A Pentagon spokesman in Washington described the raid as part of a US effort to “trim General Aidid down to size.” The US military rampage also had the effect of virtually halting the relief operations to feed starving Somalis, which were the ostensible pretext for the US intervention in the first place. Hundreds of tons of food rotted in warehouses around the city, while relief workers fled to avoid the violence. The chaos in Somalia was exacerbated by a falling out among the imperialist powers participating in the intervention. The Italian government, the former colonial power in the country, threatened to withdraw its 2,600 troops, the second largest component, after the UN demanded the removal of General Bruno Loi, the Italian commander, over his alleged refusal to follow US orders. After the scale of the July 12 attack became clear, the Italian government called for a suspension of all combat operations by the “peacekeeping” forces deployed in Somalia. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/09/twih-j09.html#top
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Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week's question: Are Sanctions On Countries Trading With Iran Wise Policy?

Don Surber:Yes. Given that the Iranian protests are in their second month, there is a chance for a regime change. Women are doffing their headgear, and drivers are parking their trucks. The Grand Bazaar in Teheran shut down. 40 years ago, merchants in the Grand Bazaar backed the Iranian Revolution. Now they seem to want a regime change.

The only influence the United States has is in commerce. President Trump wisely is avoiding too much public support, and I doubt we are doing clandestine operations, as well. Why risk being associated with the rebellion? Any conection betwen us and them will end the revolution. The one thing we can do is not trade with Iran, and tom punish those who do.

This is the latest sign that the New World Order failed. Brexit, Trump, Macron, AMLO in Mexico, and now this. There are many other examples of regime changes because the old order failed The People.


Patrick O'Hannigan:I wish I could be more original on this question than to say that I agree with Don, but -- I agree with Don!

Deterrence does not have to be exclusively in the military realm. The sanctions game (and it is a game, of sorts) amounts to "Leave the gun --Take the cannoli" writ large.


Rob Miller
: Oh, I think it's imperative. Iran's economy is in free fall. No one wants the rial, inflation is rampant and the prices of food and other necessities is skyrocketing. That's a big part of what's behind the protests. Iran will not be able to continue to financially afford adventures abroad in Yemen, Syria or Lebanon for too much longer, and even Iraq's kingmaker Muqtada al-Sadr is inching away from Iran somewhat. This will get even worse once Trump's sanctions on countries buying Iran's oil and natural gas take effect. Iran also my not have the funds needed to continue to be Hamas's pay master along with Erdogan. The EU, BTW are looking like they're reluctantly going along with the sanctions. They need our markets far more than Iran's, and their choice will boil down to paying Putin's atrocious prices or buying U.S. LPGD.

I also think our President and his team members are making a mistake by NOT informing the American people what a hideous regime this is...how it brutalizes its own people, the corruption of the Ayatollahs, and that Iran is not in any sense a 'democracy. They need to explain that Iran has been in a state of war with America since 1979. They need to tell the American people that Iran never actually even signed th eso called 'Iran Deal.' They need to remind the American people about Iran's complicity in 9/11, and how the rhetoric of both Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamanei focus on the Twelver Sect's open embrace of apocalypse as a necessity for the Hidden Imam to return to rule the world for their brand of Islam.

The days of Iran's despotic regime aren't over yet. That won't happen until the Army turns. But this is a great way to get the ball rolling.


Bookworm:
I'm going to be so original that I'll say I agree with both Don and Patrick! Honestly, I'd love to add some unique, wonderful insight, but I think they said it all.

What I will tack on, because I'm petty, is that one of Obama's most significant failings as president happened early in his administration when he refused to give the Green Revolution any moral support. As we know now, the self-centered Obama had his own grand dream of "solving" Iran and was content to let people die in the streets rather than risk losing the halo he envisioned for himself.


Laura Rambeau Lee:I must say I agree with everyone, also. Sanctions hit them where it hurts most and can often lead to cooperation where and when we need it.

Well, there it is!

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By Mahboob A Khawaja, PhD.Global politics is fraught with man-made catastrophic tragedies. The human beings are supposed to be the most intelligent social animal on the planet. Yet, our proactive plans and actions continue to dehumanize the fellow human beings and engineer conflicts and wars that destroy the existence of mankind. The driving impulse is war economies, individualistic interest and militarization. We come to realize that politics is a game of pretension and always remains problematic. Politicians need problems to get public attention and to argue being the deliverers. Often, they are not except being treacherous, cynical and deceitful to their ideas and ideals and to the public interests they claim to serve.Amongst all the creations on Planet Earth, humans are the only one to claim morality as an attribute of life and value. This reality emphasizes and differentiates us from the other creations of God. If we propel uncertainty in our thoughts and behavior, nothing can stop us from surpassing the limit of immorality and insanity. With knowledge-based 21st century human communications improving global collaboration, we are not moving in the right direction that human logic and truth spell out for our conduct in peaceful relationships. The impulse and actions for cruelty and sadistic behavior are increasingly sending alarming trends for the present and future generations to be informed of our implicit wickedness and resulting failure in global affairs. As humans, we are not thinking or moving for the unity of mankind to be at peace and harmony being the chief creation of God. Unless, we are overwhelmed philosophically to imagine that we are something else than humans populating the Earth by chance. Global Institutions are a Menace to Human Change and Progress The global warlords are waging wars in the name of peace and harmony. Humanity is being crushed and its compound interest undermined by the few for economic greed and militarization. The UNO originated from the belief and commitment to avert futuristic wars by men of new ideas pursuing peaceful means, diplomacy and accountability to the global mankind. How sad and cynical it looks to view the succeeding generations entrapped again into the same mindset of warmongering and power politics as were the sadistic leaders before the Two WW. Like the past, once again few egoistic nations and leaders have manipulated the time and opportunities to dictate and undermine the interests of the mankind.  The global humanity is the net object of their planned cruelty but without any meaningful role to challenge the few global warlords.  America, Russia and few Europeans find freehand to go anywhere and bomb the humanity at will. This is what exactly happening in the broader Arab Middle East war theatre managed by global warlords. The UNO and its Secretary General need to free themselves from captivity and enlarge their role and initiatives for conflict management and peace-making outside the New York established box. Words and Charter's core thoughts are repeated but actions are missing. The UN Security Council could finally visit the Rohinga refugee camps but failed to demand equal treatment from the Myanmar Government. Strange, why the same UN Security Council cannot travel to defuse tensions and bring much needed humanitarian peace between Palestine and Israel. Could it shrink its inherent responsibility for the mismanagement of the Middle East conflict?   Humanity in Search of Proactive Leaders The 21st century global politics have not produced any new leaders of vision and moral integrity to imagine the universal phenomenon of peaceful change and futuristic developments. There are no global organizations managed by people of moral and intellectual vision and courage to serve the interests of the global community. Man is a moral and intellectual being articulating happiness and progress horizontally in peace-time, but when fear of the unknown, hatred and animosity attempt to govern the human consciousness, degeneration replaces human progress. America and some Europeans used to be the leaders of change and new strategies to envisage global friendship, co-existence and harmony of the mankind.  If political greed and egoistic interest are the supreme force, how could they serve the interest and priorities of the global mankind for peace and harmony? At best, many world leaders could best be defined as "hangmen" of the 21st century. It is a frightening trend for the present and future generations to imagine our time and role in human history. The Middle East - the Ancient Hub of Humanity - the Land of Abrahim, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad is being ScorchedThe continuing wars in the Middle East are fabricated and gone out of proportion challenging the human conscience and civilized values that once highlighted the human behavior in conflicts. Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Palestine and Libya are destroyed by political design. Do you remember the paradoxes of history? Do you recall what Sultan Salahudeen Ayoubi did to free Jerusalem and drive out the Crusaders from the ancient lands?  Do you remember how Sultan Salahudeen treated his enemies - King Richard and others even in the battlefield? Do you know that for ages the European feared Salahudeen - the Conqueror of Jerusalem? The contemporary Arab world is devoid of moral and intellectual leadership of any kind. They operate on a dead-ended scale without any role in global affairs. Jerusalem was not US property to be transferred top Israel; it belongs equally to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Under the UNO Plan, Jerusalem is an international city to be shared by all the believers. Yet, the puppet Arab leaders showed no moral courage to question President Trump for moving the Embassy to Jerusalem. One wonders why the Saudi King signed 250 billion worth of military contracts and gave 100 million to Ivanka Kushner when Trump visited the region last August.  It could well be witnessed by the raging sectarian wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere. There is no coming of Salahudeen to rescue the entrenched Palestinians. After 70 years of Nakba, they still have No thinking plan, no leadership, no movement for change and freedom except reactionary emotional outbursts. When Jews lived with the Arabs in Spain (Al-Andulsia) for centuries, they were part of the Arab culture and advancements for the best of humanity. European mistreated Jews but Muslims gave them the best for their protection and participation in Islamic civilization. Look, what is happening now between Palestine and Israel. Gideon Levy ("60 Killed In Gaza And The End Of Israeli Conscience", Haaretz and Information Clearing house: 5/21/2018), spells out the present reality for Israelis to think critically:On the night of the Palestinians' slaughter, Zion exulted an embassy and a Eurovision. It's difficult to think of a more atrocious moral eclipse....The truth is that Israel is well prepared to massacre hundreds and thousands, and to expel tens of thousands. Nothing will stop it. This is the end of conscience, the show of morality is over. The last few days' events have proved it decisively. The tracks have been laid, the infrastructure for the horror has been cast. Dozens of years of brainwashing, demonization and dehumanization have borne fruit. The alliance between the politicians and the media to suppress reality and deny it has succeeded. Israel is set to commit horrors. Nobody will stand in its way any longer. Not from within or from without....If 60 stray dogs were shot to death in one day by IDF soldiers, the whole country would raise an outcry. The dog slaughterers would be put on trial, the nation of Israel would have devoted prayers to the victims, a Yizkor service would be said for the dogs slaughtered by Israel....The Israeli brain has been washed irrevocably, the heart sealed for good. The life of a Palestinian is no longer deemed to be worth anything.Towards Thinking of Future-MakingWe live in one Planet Earth. What happens across the globe or in the remote jungles of Botswana and or in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan or the bloody streets of Kabul, Damascus and Baghdad, it is vital to global interests and cannot be ignored because European or American television networks do not portray it. According to the Divine revelations, the Earth keeps record of all the human activities. The Earth is a living entity, not dead.  There were many powerful and unchallenging empires and nations in history. What happened to their self-perpetuated glory and triumphs except being part of the archeological record? To all concerned, their artifacts and deadly remains do tell the real story. Most were destroyed by natural causes but the Earth remains in-tact, not by the legislative power of any States of the UN membership but certainly by the Will of God. It operates and maintains balanced life for all regardless of ethnicity, color, creed, religions and nationalism. Should we not care how we live, utilize and draw lifelong gains from the Earth?  We the humans urgently need rethinking to reflect on our plans and behaviors how do we relate to Earth? It is an indivisible comprehensive relationship. The answer should help us to balance our life. When could this historic change come into being? If we realize to be One Humanity living on One Planet Earth, its imagination could affect and balance our thoughts and behavior. We must respect equal human rights and dignity of all on Earth. Do the Super Powers (powerful nations) have a sense of indifference and biased toward the colored and economically less advanced nations?  In its 2014 Global Thinkers statistics, Foreign Policy ("A World Disrupted: The global Thinkers of 2014") pinpoints that "something big requires a team rather than an individual...." To enhance global peace and to undo the continuing bogus war on terrorism, there is an urgent need for teamwork by all concerned across the globe. The teamwork if undertaken with unbiased mind and  without pre-conceived notions could usher sustainable change and a new beginning between those who claim to be at peace and somewhat superior than the ordinary folks and those who are fighting reactionary wars of freedom against insanity and catastrophic devastation of the human habitats. Under 'Advocates', the Foreign Policy notes:"The global thinkers herald causes often wrongly considered inconsequential or verboten. They support forgotten victims of sexual violence, protect civilian targeted in internecine violence, count casualties in the fog of war, and demand legal protection for world's most vulnerable migrants. Often these men and women, scholars, activists and religious leader among them- do this work on their own peril and pay the price landing in court or in prison in some of the world's most repressive countries. For all of them, however, the risk is worth the possible rewards."
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Laura Ingraham hosted Bob Baer, author of The Perfect Kill. Baer said the Obama administration hasn't realized that the ISIS group is a broad insurgency and taht we haven't addressed the grievances of the Iraqi people. He predicts that Iraq...
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A comment left at the "The Age of Aquarius" post at UNZ.com sums up nicely the decades long plan to destroy Germany from within.
Heros says:

The key goal of the Kaufmann, Morgenthau and Houton plans was the genetic destruction of Germany and Germans. After starving millions of German men in the Rhine Meadows Death Camps, they enslaved millions more German soldiers and sent them around the planet for years, even decades. Conditions in French slave labor camps alone were far worse than any German labor camp, and we won’t go into the gulags. After stripping the country of its men, Eisenhower deliberately sent thousands of famously horny black soldiers into Berlin to try to get the starving local Maidels to miscegenate. This occurred in every German city in all occupation zones and when Paton objected he was eliminated. Later, Muslim Turks were brought in to fill the labor and paternity shortages deliberately created, and the dilution of the German gene pool continued full throttle.
AFN and Radio Liberty started broadcasting American Jazz music and American media across Germany while “de-nazification” (the cultural destruction of Germany) eliminated anyone not on board with the NWO. Young post war Germans were brought up in world bombarded with guilt and victors propaganda where the truth could not be uttered. They easily fell prey to Cultural Marxism, and by the end of the 1968 revolutions, toxic socialism and multiculturalism was firmly implanted across Germany and Europe.
The next wave from 1968 to about 2012 was the period of cutting threads of social fabric, destroying the family, and tearing down nationalist and racial pride, while the Jewish homeland was strengthened and made invulnerable.

About 2012, after Iraq, Egypt, Libya, then Syria, were invaded and devastated for Zionism and greater Israel, the long planned and long awaited invasion of Europe was unleashed. The EU had torn down all internal barriers with Schengen and its refugee settlement legislation meant that no EU country could resist the invasion. They thought, anyway. But “New Europe” had not been shrouded long enough in talmudic media mind control, so they have resisted the invasion. They sure better hope they win, because we know how jews treat those who defy them and become Amalek.
What is important here is to understand that this was a multi-generational plan against all the Christian peoples of Europe. Then and now, the US military was nothing more than the nails driven home by jewish hammers, used to crucify Christian culture on the cross of Jewish Power.
Want to see what this invasion looks like in the nation formerly known as Italy?

Maybe the MSM will cover this invasion?
Maybe those self-appointed Masters of the Universe will help staunch the invasion?

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          EUA farão frente ao ‘mau comportamento’ do Irã      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Secretário de Estado americano diz que o governo de Trump trabalha para limitar as atividades de milícias iranianas no Iêmen, Iraque, Líbano e Síria
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          On the First Day of Christmas... and a shoe in George Bush      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ya I saw this coming too... Get this:A news Article DUBAI(Rueters),Wed Dec 17, 3:06 pm ETabout the G. Bush Shoe throwing incident.A shoe-throwing incident at an Iraqi news conference with George W.
          The United Nations versus ISRAEL & Obama's plan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
About Obama's war plan - IT SUCK's,So many innocents are gonna get killedwhen America leaves Iraq. Al Qaeda'sgonna claim victory and use it as propagandato bolster their forces.Right here in Canada,
          Shocking Video Shows Iraq's Mosul Still Just a Pile of Rubble One Year After ISIS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Drone footage obtained by Norwegian Refugee Council shows the dramatic extent of damage a year after Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was liberated from ISIS.
          Comment on Barbara Lee Would Make an Excellent Leader of House Democrats by 600092860      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Durbin disliked Abu Ghraib? Not impressed that he recognized that particular war crime. Voted against Iraq resolution? He has voted in favor of the war too. Not impressed. He "spoke out" against warrantless surveillance? The USA has ZERO electronic privacy. EVERYTHING is recorded, and available for analysis at any moment, and if you want to believe that getting a warrant is any safeguard, you can have that security blanket, but I don't buy it. Ukraine? Israel? Business as usual. Warren? She is a schoolteacher. Totally out of her league. As you know, it is the "leadership" that call the shots, controlling all aspects of the legislative process. It only takes a couple of dozen from each wing of the CCP, and they are onboard with the basic directives, although some raw political competition is part of the Kabuki Dance. NOTHING happens by accident. Plans don't always succeed, but not for lack of intent. Frequently, external forces interfere and plans fail, but the rationale of all governments is to stay in power and call the shots. On the biggest issues, nothing that HAPPENS, happens by accident. We are ruled by oligarchs, and they own the levers of power, although an occasional "black swan" event, like Trump, like climate change, like the aliens (the REAL aliens), throws a monkey wrench into the gears.
          Comment on Barbara Lee Would Make an Excellent Leader of House Democrats by 004780276      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Of course there are highly cynical party leaders who know exactly just what they represent. Then, you have the obliging team players. My Senator Durbin was roundly castigated when he denounced Abu Ghraib. He, also, was one of the 24(?) who voted against the Iraq war powers resolution. He also spoke against warrantless surveillance, yet, is a total tool on Ukraine and Israel. Warren has her sad moments too.
          1/35 Israeli Tank M51 Super Sherman      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1/35 Israeli Tank M51 Super ShermanThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

During the 1960's, the Israeli Ordnance Corps upgraded their M4A1 Sherman tanks by equipping them with the powerful French 105mm CN-105-F1 tank gun and they were redesignated as M51s. The larger gun meant a muzzle brake was installed to minimize the greater recoil effect and a counterweight was fitted to the rear of the turret. The 460hp diesel engine and the combination of the Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) and wider T80 tracks gave the M51 improved mobility. During the Six-Day War in 1967, the M51s were used against newer T-54/55 tanks as well as JS-3 tanks from Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian armies. The M51's 105mm gun could take on these adversaries by using HEAT ammunition. After the war, these M51s continued to serve with distinction until they were finally retired in the early 1980s.
Scale 1/35
Construction type Assembly kit
Photo-etch parts Not included
Decals Included
Special feature 1 All New Tooling.
Special feature 2 Length: 257mm, Width: 86mm.
Special feature 3 Includes 105mm gun detail.
Special feature 4 Turret and upper hull feature realistic cast metal surface texture.
Special feature 5 The lower hull details and the HVSS suspension are precisely rendered.
Special feature 6 Belt-type tracks realistically reproduce the T80 tracks.
Special feature 7 Jerry can and tool accessories provided.
Special feature 8 1 commander and 1 loader torso figures and 3 types of markings included.

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          Destination Iraq for Indian tea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Indian tea growers are planning to re-enter Iraq as they stare at an uncertain future in neighbouring Iran, following the trade sanctions imposed by the United States.
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          The Trump Administration's Human Cages Aren't New — They Have a Long and Shameful American History      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of kidnapped natives from various countries were displayed.

When Donald Trump recently accused “illegal immigrants” of wanting to “pour into and infest our country,” there was an immediate outcry. After all, that verb, infest, had been used by the Nazis as a way of dehumanizing Jews and communists as rats, vermin, or insects that needed to be eradicated.

Nobody, however, should have been surprised. The president has a long history of excoriating people of color as animal-like. In 1989, for instance, reacting to the rape of a white woman in New York’s Central Park, he took out full-page ads in four of the city’s major papers (total cost: $85,000) calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty and decrying “roving bands of wild criminals roaming our streets.” He was, of course, referring to the five black and Latino youngsters accused of that crime for which they were convicted -- and, 10 years late, exonerated when a serial rapist and murderer finally confessed.

Trump never apologized for his rush to judgment or his hate-filled opinions, which eventually became the template for his attacks on immigrants during the 2016 election campaign and for his presidency. He has declared many times that some people aren’t actually human beings at all but animals, pointing, in particular, to MS-13 gang members. At a rally in Tennessee at the end of May, he doubled down on this sort of invective, goading a frenzied crowd to enthusiastically shout that word -- “Animals!” -- back. In that way, he made those present accomplices to his bigotry. Nor are his insults and racial tirades mere rhetorical flourishes. They’ve had quite real consequences. It’s enough to look at the cages where undocumented children separated from their families at or near the U.S.-Mexico border have been held as if they were indeed animals -- reporters and others regularly described one of those detention areas as being like a “zoo” or a “kennel” -- not to mention their parents who are also trapped behind wire barriers, even if arousing far less attention and protest.

A History of Caged Humans

All the president’s furious contemporary rants and rallies, along with those cages and detainee centers, have certainly brought Nazism to mind for some, but it might be more illuminating to think of them as echoing an earlier moment in history when comparing dark-skinned humans to animals would hardly have caused a stir.  It would have been considered part of normal discourse, in both Europe and the United States.

Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, millions of Europeans and Americans considered it perfectly natural to treat certain members of our species quite literally as if they were beasts. They were unfazed, so the historical record suggests, by the idea of seeing such “animals,” such oddities, displayed in literal zoo cages at boisterous public events. It may now be hard to believe, but our forebears once flocked in staggering numbers to “human zoos,” where thousands of natives kidnapped from Asia, Africa, and Latin America were exposed to scrutiny, curiosity, and derision, as well as, sometimes, undergoing scientific experimentation.

Today, such mindboggling violations of human rights have almost entirely vanished from public memory. I had only vaguely heard of human zoos myself, before I became obsessed with them when research for my latest novel, Darwin’s Ghosts, led me into the world of human menageries. I discovered that the phenomenon had been launched in the most modest of ways.

One hundred and seventy years ago -- 1848, a year of revolutions across the globe -- a Hamburg fishmonger, Claus Hagenbeck, decided to charge customers to take a peek at some Arctic seals swimming in a large tub in the backyard of his house. Soon enough, that first timid entrepreneurial step developed into a highly lucrative family business exhibiting wild animals, while feeding growing demands for wondrous beasts to populate circuses and fill the private collections of monarchs and other wealthy individuals.

In the end, animals were not enough. By the early 1870s, in conjunction with the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris and American impresarios like P.T. Barnum, the Hagenbeck family started dabbling in displaying “savages” from the farthest corners of the planet. The first victims of this desire to bring exemplars from the rest of humanity to viewers in the West were Laplanders, displayed in a setting meant to look like one of their villages. (A similar urge gave birth to the dioramas that soon began to flourish at museums of natural history.)

That first exhibition in Hamburg of “the little men and women” of Lapland proved so sensational -- tours were organized to Berlin, Leipzig, and other German cities -- that the desire to see more “primitive” humans soon became insatiable. Scavengers who had previously specialized in locating and bringing African and Asian wildlife to Europe and the United States were now instructed to be on the lookout for similarly exotic human wildlife. They should not be, it was quickly stipulated, so monstrous as to disgust audiences, but neither should they be so beautiful as to cease to be bizarre.

The Laplanders were followed by a multitude of indigenous inhabitants of the planet forcibly removed from their habitats: Eskimos, Cingalese, Kalmuks, Somalis, Ethiopians, Bedouins, Nubians from the Upper Nile, aboriginal Australians, Zulu warriors, Mapuche Indians, Andaman Islanders from the South Pacific, head-hunters from Borneo. The list went on and on, as those human zoos spread from Germany to France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and the United States, all of which -- what a coincidence! -- just happened to be the globe’s imperial powers of that era.

Representatives of ethnic groups from all over the planet soon became an expectable feature of then-popular World’s Fair pavilions. Besides providing entertainment for the whole family -- they might be thought of as that moment’s equivalents of reality TV shows -- those exhibitions were proclaimed “educational” experiences by the enterprises cashing in on them. Such tableaus of “prehistoric” people offered a way for affluent visitors to gawk at and be amazed by the bizarre habits of the bizarre inhabitants of the faraway lands that their countries were incorporating with great violence into “civilization” via colonial dominion. In fact, that violence was such that some of the native populations on display, like diverse groups of Patagons from Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Latin America, were already then on the verge of becoming extinct. One of the draws of seeing living specimens of those strange men, women, and children was to do so before their last remnants, along with their languages and their cultures, disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Even if you were among the millions of Americans and Europeans who couldn’t personally visit such folk displays, ethnic villages, and human zoos, you could still inexpensively and vicariously experience those exotic others. The images of the captives -- who, of course, had been photographed without their consent -- were commercialized on an industrial scale. The postcards upon which their faces and bodies were flaunted soon became an everyday feature of domestic life, one more way that the human zoo was normalized, whitewashed, and sent into the home with barely a thought about the horrors, the suffering being visited on those captives or how their children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends, left behind, were dealing with the trauma of having their loved ones torn from their midst.

Nor were such acts repudiated by the most illustrious members of those “advanced” societies. Quite the opposite, many of the abductions had been financed by scientific institutions eager to discover how such specimens might fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution. Their research, in turn, was backed by government officials more than ready to show their respect and support for scholars looking into the origins of humanity. Were those Africans and South Americans entirely human or did they constitute missing links in the great chain of beings that became our species? Eminent naturalists and doctors debated just such matters, gave lectures on them, wrote treatises about them, and (in what then passed for scientific experimentation) poked at or into the bodies of those who had made the mistake of being born far from the so-called civilized world.

The Ota Bengas of Today

Today, of course, human zoos and the medical experiments on live human beings that went with them are inconceivable. The consciousness of humanity, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. 70 years ago, has made such practices disgraceful and intolerable. Who today could stomach the fate of Ota Benga, a pygmy from the Congo who was housed with the primates at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1906 and committed suicide a decade later when he realized that he would never be able to return to his native land? Who among us would bring their children to gape at “missing links” like Thai dwarfs, Amazonian Indians, or Sudanese villagers as if they were freaks of nature, not human beings?

Unfortunately, congratulations are not (yet) in order, given how often the same racist impulses resurface today, and not only in the president’s intemperate diatribes equating humans and animals (none of which have so far provoked indignation in most of his followers). A similar dehumanization of strangers with darker faces and skins appears to animate current anti-immigrant sentiments in many lands, a desire to escape “infestation” from abroad and maintain mythical versions of racial purity and national identity. Are we really that removed from the spectators who watched their fellow humans abused in zoo-like conditions a century or so ago without blinking or being disturbed?

In retrospect, what’s most sobering about the human zoos of an earlier time is how oblivious those who participated in such degrading spectacles were to the crimes being committed before their eyes. Many of them would have judged themselves decent, enlightened citizens, shining advocates of progress, science, and freedom. And yet, in Berlin in 1882, the police had to be called in to quell a riot by visitors to an exhibition of 11 Kaweshkar natives abducted from Tierra del Fuego. Thousands of customers, having imbibed copious gallons of beer, began to stone the hostages, demanding that they mate in public. Or consider the fate of two female Kaweshkar whose sexual organs, after they died in captivity, were carved from their dead bodies and sent to be examined by a prominent German researcher interested in discovering how such creatures might be distinct from European women.

So many decades later, it’s easy enough to condemn such offenses. More difficult and painful is to ask what injustices are happening now that we take to be as normal as human zoos (or the disempowerment of women and child slavery) were just a few generations ago. Is it the thoughtless annihilation of immeasurable species, the plundering of nature, the loss of wisdom stored for millennia by ethnic groups that are fast disappearing? Is it the punitive incarceration of millions, so many lives wasted? Is it our incredibly counterproductive “war on drugs” that unnecessarily ravages cities, nations, and lives? Or our inability to rid ourselves of the plague of nuclear proliferation, the brutality of widespread hunger, America’s endless wars, the detention centers for immigrants and their children in this country, the spectacle of undocumented minors shut up in cages and crying for their parents, or the overflowing refugee camps elsewhere in the world? And what of so many children displaced in their war-torn lands or incarcerated in poverty? Where is the indignation about them? Who marches to have them released from their structural captivity? And who even noticed the 10,000 children murdered or maimed in armed conflicts in 2017 alone, deaths invisible to us if you didn’t happen to catch a brief news item quickly forgotten?

In reality, those human zoos of the not-so-distant past pose a terrifying question for us: What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future? How, they will wonder, could their ancestors have been so blind as to condone such transgressions against humaneness and humanity?

 

          Best Of: American Antihero | SEGMENT 1 | #159      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The dramatic blockbuster "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper chronicles the life of U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle as he struggles to leave the war in Iraq behind and adjust to being a civilian. MH Contributing Editor, Laura Beil has penned the other side of this tragic story focusing on the alleged shooter of Chris Kyle, Eddie Routh. Peter Moore gives us a brief overview on Laura's piece. Plus, Gregg lets us know what we can expect in this week's episode.
          Best Of: Men's Health Live #159: Fast Food & Exercise for Orgasms      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kicking off the program, we delve into the real stories behind the silver-screen drama "American Sniper." Then, learn how to make good food fast, find out how certain exercises can improve the female orgasm and more. Segment 1: American Antihero The dramatic blockbuster "American Sniper" starring Bradley Cooper chronicles the life of U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle as he struggles to leave the war in Iraq behind and adjust to being a civilian. MH Contributing Editor, Laura Beil has penned the other side of this tragic story focusing on the alleged shooter of Chris Kyle, Eddie Routh. Peter Moore gives us a brief overview on Laura's piece. Plus, Gregg lets us know what we can expect in this week's episode. Segment 2: Eddie Routh's Story When Eddie Routh murdered U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the story hit close to home for MH contributing Editor Laura Beil. Laura tells us about her eBook titled "The Enemy Within" that pieces together the events that lead to the eventual killing on February 2, 2013. Segment 3: Over Crowded, Under Funded In the midst of tragedy, confusion, and heartbreak, why did Eddie Routh's family and friends divulge intimate details of his life to MH Editor, Laura Beil? Laura explains how she gained the trust of a family ensnared in controversy. This leads to a deeper discussion on mental instability, PTSD treatment, and a broken VA system. Segment 4: Overcoming PTSD Although the mental anguish that Eddie Routh experienced during and after his military service may have led to the murder of decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, Laura Beil cautions us not to stereotype veterans as violent. We continue our discussion of the real life people and events that inspired the film "American Sniper." If you know someone who is struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder visit http://www.ptsd.va.gov/ for resources and coping strategies. Segment 5: Fast-Foodie Paul Kita has a new food obsession inspired by Peter Moore's shower time epiphany. Find out how to avoid the drive-through and become an at home "fast-foodie." Segment 6: Top Secret Celeb When you come home after a long day at work, you may not have the energy or time to craft an elaborate meal. Paul Kita shares tips to get in and out of your kitchen in 15 minutes flat. Then, Eric Spitznagel will be interviewing a super-secret mega-celebrity this weekend (and it's not Eddie Money). Segment 7: Coregasmic Have a coregasm! Author of "The Coregasm Workout" Dr. Debby Herbenick discusses the core exercises that will enhance female arousal and boost orgasms. Segment 8: O-Face We learn more about the magical, mythical female orgasm with our favorite sexpert, Dr. Debby Herbenick. Segment 9: #MakeSexNormal Sex is a part of life, so why is it taboo to bring it up outside of the cozy confines of the bedroom? Dr. Debby Herbenick is on a mission to #MakeSexNormal through open communication and education. Segment 10: Office Etiquette Do you have a co-worker that doesn't wash his hands after using the bathroom? Author of "REPLY ALL... and Other Ways to Tank Your Career: A Guide to Workplace Etiquette (Quick & Dirty Tips)" Richie Frieman explains how to navigate awkward office problems. Segment 11: The $10K Mistake Manners count! Find out what body language and bad habits could be tanking your career with etiquette expert Richie Frieman. Segment 12: Skin Cancer Warning Signs Peter Moore has been looking in the mirror a lot lately, and he doesn't like what he sees. Peter has a pre-cancerous growth, and you might too.
          Justiça ouve mãe de youtuber Isabelly Santos, morta no litoral do Paraná      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Nesta terça-feira (10), testemunhas de defesa e acusação prestam depoimento, em Paranaguá; irmãos suspeitos pelo crime participaram da audiência. Mãe de youtuber fica frente a frente com os acusados de matar a filha no litoral A mãe da youtuber Isabelly Cristine Santos, que morreu após ser baleada em fevereiro, no litoral do Paraná, foi ouvida pela Justiça na tarde desta terça-feira (10), na segunda audiência do processo que apura o caso. Além da mãe, Rosania Domingos Santos, o motorista do carro onde a adolescente estava no momento do crime, Herbert Luiz de Félix, e outras testemunhas prestaram depoimento. Os irmãos Everton e Cleverson Vargas, acusados do crime, participaram da audiência, que começou por volta das 15h15 e terminou cerca de duas horas depois, em Paranaguá. Cinco testemunhas foram ouvidas nesta terça-feira, sendo quatro de acusação e uma de defesa. A primeira audiência do processo foi realizada no dia 19 de junho. Faixas de protesto foram colocadas em frente ao Fórum de Paranaguá, onde ocorre a audiência desta terça-feira. Faixas de protesto foram colocadas em frente ao Fórum de Paranaguá, onde ocorre a 2ª audiência do processo que investiga a morte da youtuber Isabelly Santos, no litoral do Paraná Augusto Klein/RPC Curitiba Relembre o caso Isabelly Santos, de 14 anos, foi baleada com um tiro acima do olho esquerdo, na madrugada do dia 14 de fevereiro, no Balneário Canoas, em Pontal do Paraná, no litoral. Ela chegou a ser encaminhada ao hospital, mas morreu. O motorista do carro onde ela estava afirmou que foi fechado por um carro antes do crime. Segundo depoimento do motorista à polícia, um dos ocupantes do carro que fez a fechada atirou três vezes contra o veículo onde ele estava com a adolescente baleada e a mãe. Cleverson e Everton Vargas, que estavam no outro carro, disseram que foram ameaçados e agiram por "instinto de defesa". Irmãos acusados Os irmãos Vargas, acusados pela morte da adolescente, estão presos no Centro de Triagem de Piraquara, na Região Metropolitana de Curitiba. Everton foi denunciado por homicídio qualificado por motivo torpe e também por porte ilegal de arma de fogo e munição. Cleverson, que dirigia o veículo, foi denunciado por homicídio qualificado, como partícipe, e por embriaguez ao volante. Cleverson e Everton Vargas alegaram que tiro foi disparado como instinto de defesa. G1 PR/Reprodução Veja mais notícias do estado no G1 Paraná.
          One year after battle for Mosul, a city lies in ruins      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
After beating ISIL in Mosul, a tattered economy and mass devastation makes rebuilding Iraq's second city daunting task.
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Seymour Hersh: High confidence means we "don't know squat"
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Hersh is largely known for his intelligence and foreign affairs reporting - from the My Lai Massacre, for which he won a Pulitzer, to his reporting on detainee abuse in Iraq's Abu Gharib Prison, and most recently, on the steps taken by American ...


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          Hassan Nasrallah: Resistance victorious in Gaza, Syria & Iraq, Hezbollah Ready to fight Saudi-US Coalition in Yemen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, on June 29, 2018 […] Regarding the situation in the Middle East, I also have some issues to address, in a quick and synthetical way as well. The first point is the Palestinian issue. It is clear that the developments, as we say in the Lebanese political language, […]
          Syria: Đánh bom liều chết ở Daraa làm 14 người thiệt mạng      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Một vụ đánh bom liều chết xảy ra ngày 10/7 tại tỉnh Daraa, miền Nam Syria đã khiến 14 người thiệt mạng, bao gồm quân chính phủ và các tay súng nổi dậy địa phương.

Tổ chức Nhà nước Hồi giáo (IS) tự xưng đã thừa nhận gây ra vụ tấn công này.

Theo Cơ quan giám sát nhân quyền Syria (SOHR) có trụ sở tại Anh, vụ tấn công xảy ra tại làng Zaizun ở phía Tây tỉnh Daraa - nơi quân nổi dậy gần đây đã đồng ý giao cho lực lượng chính phủ kiểm soát.



Mục tiêu tấn công là một chốt kiểm soát của quân đội ở Zaizun và số người thiệt mạng bao gồm binh sĩ chính phủ và các tay súng nổi dậy mới hòa giải với quân chính phủ.

Đây là vụ đánh bom liều chết đầu tiên nhằm vào lực lượng của chính quyền Tổng thống Bashar Al Assad kể từ khi quân đội Syria bắt đầu tiến hành các chiến dịch tấn công tại Daraa ngày 19/6.

Hiện quân đội chính phủ đã kiểm soát 80% tỉnh Daraa trong khi quân nổi dậy chiếm giữ 15%. Một phần lãnh thổ phía Tây của Daraa hiện do nhóm Khalid Bin al-Walid có quan hệ thân cận với IS chiếm giữ.

Vụ tấn công xảy ra trong bối cảnh Chính phủ Syria và lực lượng nổi dậy tại Daraa đang nỗ lực thúc đẩy tiến trình hòa giải. Theo hãng thông tấn nhà nước SANA của Syria, quân nổi dậy tại 4 thị trấn Samlin, Kafar Shams, Kafar Nasej và Akraba thuộc tỉnh Daraa đã đồng ý giao nộp vũ khí cho quân đội chính phủ theo thỏa thuận giữa hai bên.

Theo đó, quân đội chính phủ chịu trách nhiệm thiết lập một hành lang an toàn đảm bảo các tay súng nổi dậy và dân thường dịch chuyển về phía Bắc. Tuy nhiên, tiến trình chuyển giao giữa hai bên vẫn chưa diễn ra.

Liên quan tiến trình hòa bình tại Syria, Thủ tướng Iraq Haider Abadi ngày 10/7 cảnh báo những mâu thuẫn quốc tế về Syria gây ra mối đe dọa đối với khu vực cũng như Iraq do có khả năng dẫn tới việc IS khôi phục hoạt động.

Ông Abadi chỉ rõ rằng, các binh sĩ Iraq đã đạt được những tiến triển đáng kể trong việc diệt trừ những tàn dư của IS ở các tỉnh Diyala, Kirkuk và Salahuddin.

Hồi tháng 12/2017, Thủ tướng Abadi tuyên bố Iraq đã chiến thắng IS, song sau đó thừa nhận vẫn cần nhiều nỗ lực hơn nữa trong cuộc chiến chống khủng bố./.


          AMERICAN IDIOT, HIMNO DE PROTESTA EN REINO UNIDO POR VISITA DE TRUMP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
 La canción American Idiot, del grupo estadounidense de rock Green Day, lidera hoy las listas musicales en Reino Unido, ante la visita del presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump.   Fuente: Green Day El tema grabado en 2004 como crítica a la guerra en Iraq, se ha convertido en el himno de protesta contra el jefe […]
          "No Supreme Court, liberal or conservative, will stop the war in Iraq, or redistribute the wealth of..."      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
“No Supreme Court, liberal or conservative, will stop the war in Iraq, or redistribute the wealth of this country, or establish free medical care for every human being. Such fundamental change will depend, the experience of the past suggests, on the actions of an aroused citizenry, demanding that the promise of the Declaration of Independence–an equal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness–be fulfilled.”

- Howard Zinn
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Episode #134 is a different topic than usual. Instead of strictly talking Lean, today's discussion is about broader issues of healthcare quality and our United States military. Joining me are Daniel Sullivan, President and General Manager of the The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center (SSC), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving health outcomes for current and former military personnel, especially those who are suffering from emerging, complicated, or currently unexplained post deployment health concerns.  Named in honor of a fallen marine, the Sgt. Sullivan Center promotes the health security of America's troops and the principle that none should be left behind. Also joining us is Gregory Jacobson, MD, a college friend of Daniel's and the co-founder and CEO of KaiNexus. The Sergeant Sullivan Center is named for Daniel's brother, Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan, a veteran of the Iraq war, who died suddenly in his northern Virginia home at age 30, four years after returning from deployment. With his medical problems originating during his deployment in Iraq and continuing in the years following his return home, Sgt. Sullivan suffered a progression of unexplained health complications that included chronic pain, swelling, cardiovascular disease, and severe inflammation. His autopsy revealed life threatening problems that medical tests had not detected. Today would have been St. Sullivan's 32nd birthday, so I am sharing his story here. Their website: http://www.sgtsullivancenter.org/ To point others to this, use the simple URL: www.leanblog.org/134. You can find links to posts related to this podcast there, as well. Please leave a comment and join the discussion about the podcast episode. For earlier episodes of the Lean Blog Podcast, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the "Lean Line" at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id "mgraban". Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.
          How Brad Pitt Emerged From His Split With Angelina Jolie Better Than Ever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Should Brad Pitt be interested in entering the dating game in earnest, he knows who to call. 

A chance meeting in an elevator weeks before this year's Academy Awards, led to the strangest of pacts with Hollywood's latest darling, Tiffany Haddish. "He said in one year if he's single and I'm single we gonna do it," she revealed to Kelly Ripa in a backstage interview at the show, "so you know what that means." 

Asked why the need to put off their first date for some 12 months, Haddish was admittedly in the dark. "I don't know," she said, "he told me to wait a year." 

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: Romance Recap

Well, if anyone knows the supremely awesome power of time, it's Pitt. Not even two years ago today, the movie star's sterling reputation seemed irreparably tarnished. His wife, Angelina Jolie, the woman he'd famously moved on with in the wake of his last shocking split from Jennifer Aniston, had dropped a surprise divorce filing and request for full custody of their six kids—and all signs pointed at Pitt being to blame. 

As fans scrambled to figure out what could have caused the end of Brangelina, once thought to be the most unshakeable of power couples, reports emerged accusing the actor of everything from substance abuse to an affair with Allied costar Marion Cotillard (a claim they both firmly denied). And then there were the whispers of what happened on the plane—the altercation between Pitt and then 15-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt that landed the Oscar winner under investigation by both the FBI and the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services. 

Facing the biggest scandal in his storied three-decade career, the 54-year-old turned inward, relying on therapy, a newfound sobriety and plenty of solitude to "strip down to the foundation and break out the mortar," as he put it in a surprisingly candid interview with GQ Style. Some 22 months later he's a new man with a still red hot career. And while his custody situation with Jolie is still very much in flux with no official divorce in sight, he feels confident they'll reach a détente. "They had a pretty dramatic year," an insider tells E! News, "and he wants things to remain calm in the future." 

That's a wish that at times seemed impossibly lofty. Even after Pitt was was cleared by the FBI and the Department of Children and Family Services in November 2016, reaching a temporary agreement with Jolie that granted him "therapeutic visitation," it seemed their separation was destined to become one of the most contentious of all times.  

Just days into 2017, Jolie claimed in court documents that her ex was "terrified the public will learn the truth", a shot fired after the actor's lawyers requested to seal the records in their custody hearing. "There is little doubt that [Pitt] would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dept. of Children and Family Services into allegation of abuse," her lawyer stated in the filing. Jolie's most obviously hostile comment to date, it seemed the kind likely to set off a new avalanche of negative reports. 

Instead it became the first step in the pair's still-unending journey to a custody agreement. Jolie settled into a $25 million Hollywood mansion, a little more than a mile from their old family house where Pitt still lived, and, as their public drama subsided, the World War Z star began having more frequent interactions with the kids. 

Custody negotiations over Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox (at 16, Maddox is deemed old enough to decide which parents he prefers to spend his time with) hit a snag this spring when Jolie wanted to take the kids to Europe for the duration of her Maleficent 2 shoot in London. Originally, a source told Us Weekly, the plan was for the brood to spend just two weeks in England, then return home to L.A. Pitt, had even thoughtfully chosen his next project—Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood about the 1969 Manson family murders—because filming would be contained to California. 

When Jolie tried to pull a switch, a source told E! News, Pitt made a move to block her: "Brad will be filming in L.A. for the summer and wants to see the kids on his regular custody schedule." 

While he was more than fine with Jolie traveling with the kids for short trips—she took Shiloh and Zahara to visit a refugee camp in Jordan in January and brought the entire brood to Paris that same month—"He's not OK with his kids being away for months," says the source. "He feels that Los Angeles is their home base and this is where it is best for them to be." 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Kids Through the Years

His argument won over the judge. With what we can only assume was a protracted negotiation, Pitt and Jolie carefully constructed a detailed plan for the summer that involved Pitt slowly increasing his time with the brood from four hours per day up to 10—culminating in eight straight days with the kids at the end of July. 

"They worked out an agreement that was mutually acceptable," an insider tells E! News, adding Pitt "felt like he actually had a say and that the court was seeing his side of things." 

Though the schedule requires the kids to travel back and forth, notes the insider, Pitt, who spent Father's Day in London with his expansive brood, is stoked to score so much face time.

"He is thrilled that the summer schedule for the kids is figured out and that he will be seeing them regularly," an insider tells E! News. "He feels this is a huge victory. It's a big step and he hopes to continue getting back on track with each of the kids." 

He knows a large part of that is on him. As he fought to earn time with his kids, Pitt also set upon a self-improvement crash course designed to transform him into the type of dad he wanted to be. "I grew up with a Father-knows-best/war mentality—the father is all-powerful, super strong—instead of really knowing the man and his own self-doubt and struggles," he offered by way of explanation to GQ Style. "And it's hit me smack in the face with our divorce: I gotta be more. I gotta be more for them. I have to show them. And I haven't been great at it."

Save from a Golden Globe appearance that proved the bulk of Hollywood was still in his corner, the actor dipped underground for several months, committing himself to a life of cranberry juice and fizzy water—"I was boozing too much. It's just become a problem," he said of what he called his ability to drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka—and therapy. 

"For me this period has really been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street," he noted in the 2017 profile. "I'm an a--hole when it comes to this need for justice. I don't know where it comes from, this hollow quest for justice for some perceived slight. I can drill on that for days and years. It's done me no good whatsoever. It's such a silly idea, the idea that the world is fair. And this is coming from a guy who hit the lottery, I'm well aware of that. I hit the lottery, and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits."

And while there's no denying the process of analyzing his flaws was painful, "For me every misstep has been a step toward epiphany, understanding, some kind of joy," he told the mag. "Yeah, the avoidance of pain is a real mistake. It's the real missing out on life. It's those very things that shape us, those very things that offer growth, that make the world a better place, oddly enough, ironically. That make us better."

By the time The Lost City of Z producer emerged—at the April 2017 premiere of the adventure drama—he'd constructed a whole new existence for himself, one that revolved around choosing projects to shepherd (his sci-fi thriller Ad Astra comes out in January and he has producer credits on a slew of upcoming films, including Beautiful Boy and Backseat) and making art in British sculptor Thomas Houseago's studio. 

"I think it was Picasso who talked about the moment of looking at the subject, and paint hitting canvas, and that is where art happens," he detailed. "For me I'm having a moment of getting to feel emotion at my fingertips. But to get that emotion to clay—I just haven't cracked the surface. And I don't know what's coming. Right now I know the manual labor is good for me, getting to know the expansiveness and limitations of the materials. I've got to start from the bottom, I've got to sweep my floor, I've got to wrap up my s--t at night, you know?"

The final stage of his renovation would involve constructing a new relationship. Though that's not a top priority for the heartthrob who romanced Gwyneth PaltrowJuliette Lewis and Christina Applegate before his first marriage to Aniston. 

"He has been on a few dates," a source told E! News. (Page Six reported the Missouri native has been charming women by humbly introducing himself as William, his given first name.) But while the source notes Pitt is "flirty by nature," often holding the door for women or allowing them to cut in line, he hasn't keyed in on anyone serious as of late. 

That includes his rumored paramour, MIT professor Neri Oxman. Having visited one of her classes last fall, Pitt found the attractive architect with a PhD in design computation to be brilliant, a source tells E! News, and was left intrigued. His passion for housing well-documented, says the source, "He's interested in getting to know her more and learning from her. But they're strictly friends."

Such pals have proven crucial for Pitt as he found his way back to relative normalcy. When not working—he's currently filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Leonardo DiCaprio—or logging precious hours with his children, Pitt maintains "an active social life," an insider tells E! News. "He goes out to dinner a lot and enjoys being out and doing different things." 

After all, he spent more than enough time in solitude. 

"Brad spent a lot of time alone and in private looking at himself and reevaluating what was most important and who he wanted to be," says the insider. "Now he's in a place where he's implemented those changes and has a lot more clarity. He's come out of that dark time and is in a much better place."

 

Brad Pitt's Dating History

And should he need any extra excitement, Tiffany Haddish is just a phone call away. 

 

  How Brad Pitt Emerged From His Split With Angelina Jolie Better Than Ever originally appeared on Eonline.com
          Trump’s NATO attacks raise questions about its future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.

Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gathers Wednesday with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are tensions generated by Trump’s view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.

At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he “can’t say right now” if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader “may be the easiest” of all his meetings in Europe.

Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Washington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.

“Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

“Because he isn’t arguing with allies about policy. He’s questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,” she said.

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.

Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. military presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. That has been most plain in his antagonistic approach to Germany, the main host of U.S. forces in Europe. He has criticized the Germans for not spending enough on their own defense and has castigated the country for what he calls an overly liberal immigration policy. He also has placed Germany at the center of his complaints about a U.S.-European trade imbalance.

Derek Chollet, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank, says there is a clear connection between Trump’s criticism of German defense spending and reports that the Pentagon has undertaken a review of the cost of keeping troops in Europe.

“You cannot read this any other way” than looking at whether a U.S. troop reduction “is a feasible option for punishing them for their apparent lack of will,” said Chollet, who was the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for international security affairs during Obama’s second term.

He questions whether Trump fully understands the global significance of the U.S. military presence in Germany, including its hosting of the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, which leads U.S. counterterrorism efforts in North Africa. Stuttgart also is headquarters for U.S. European Command. Among many other facilities, Germany hosts a U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

In addition, NATO has proposed creating a new command in Germany to improve the way the alliance would move troops and equipment in a military crisis. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, told reporters this plan will be approved at the Brussels summit.

Notwithstanding Trump’s grumbles about America shouldering the defense burden of Europe, his administration plans to boost spending to support it.

In the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and its subsequent military incursion into eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon ramped up joint exercises in eastern and central Europe and spent billions on what it calls the European Deterrence Initiative aimed at Russia. After spending $3.4 billion on that initiative last year, the Trump administration has proposed boosting it to $6.5 billion in the 2019 budget year.

Trump’s Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is a former NATO commander and a leading advocate for sustaining the alliance, although he also has been pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Some of Mattis’ predecessors were even stronger in their criticisms. Robert Gates, for example, said in Brussels in 2011 that European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat in Afghanistan was putting the future of the alliance at risk. Gates said NATO faced a “dim if not dismal” future, not least because of what he called a diminishing patience in Congress for spending on Europe’s defense.

Trump, however, has taken this a step further by asserting that the Europeans are freeloaders taking advantage of American generosity.

In a new assessment of the NATO spending and burden-sharing issues, the Center for Strategic and International Studies called Trump’s language “uniquely divisive” and said NATO members’ contributions should be measured by more than simple budget numbers. The think tank was referring to the pledge at NATO’s 2014 summit meeting that members would “aim to move toward” spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024. By its count, only four of NATO’s 29 member countries met the 2 percent goal in 2017. They were the U.S., Greece, Britain and Estonia.

The report said a wider range of metrics should be used to measure an ally’s contributions to collective defense. It cited as an example Denmark, which has not met the 2 percent goal in recent years but has made important contributions in other ways, including with troop deployments to Afghanistan and by sacrificing significant trade with Russia by complying with sanctions.


          Siria, l’Opac conferma che a Douma non fu usato gas nervino      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Fonte: Il Fatto Quotidiano Mondo | 10 luglio 2018  Diego Fusaro
Ancora una volta si trattava di una bieca menzogna. Di una bieca menzogna volta a far passare, presso l’opinione pubblica, un disumano attacco imperialistico per un nobile intervento umanitario. Già accadde con l’Iraq di Saddam. E ora è accaduto nuovamente con la Siria di Assad. Per mesi, a reti unificati, i pedagoghi del mondialismo e gli stregoni della notizia ci hanno letteralmente tempestati, senza tregua: in Siria, non v’era dubbio, Assad usava le armi chimiche. Ergo occorreva intervenire d’imperio e manu militari per fermarlo.
La solita storia, vecchia quanto quella, narrata da Fedro, del lupo e dell’agnello. La talassocrazia del dollaro aveva già deciso, come il lupo con l’agnello, di aggredire la Siria, rea di essere uno Stato sovrano non allineato con il nuovo ordine mondiale americanocentrico e, per di più, colpevole di essere per più ragioni in una posizione assolutamente strategica. Occorreva agire secondo i più vieti schemi dell’imperialismo, nobilitandolo come umanitario ed etico. Lacrimevoli omelie di Saviano, servizi strappalacrime dei telegiornali, e via discorrendo. Il potere intellettuale agiva a pieno regime, sostenendo senza riserve il potere materiale.
E ora apprendiamo ciò che già sapevamo. L’Opac (Organizzazione per la proibizione delle armi chimiche) dice ora nel suo rapporto preliminare di non aver rinvenuto prove di attacchi chimici con gas nervino da parte dell’esercito regolare siriano contro la città di Douma, alla periferia di Damasco. Si fa solo riferimento al possibile e tutto da dimostrare uso del cloro. Per mesi io stesso venni deriso, schernito e vituperato quando, in radio, in televisione e nei miei articoli dicevo, solo contro tutti, che era una bieca invenzione made in Usa per vili fini imperialistici. Ora non una televisione, non una radio, non un quotidiano nazionale che diffonda la notizia. Nessuno che abbia il coraggio di dire che ci hanno presi in giro per mesi.
Sorge allora spontanea la domanda sollevata a suo tempo da Cicerone. Per quanto tempo ancora abuserete della nostra pazienza? Per quanto tempo ancora vi prendete gioco dei popoli più deboli per i vostri biechi fini imperialistici?
Mondo | 10 luglio 2018

          Geoff Stults Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Geoffrey is an American actor known for routine characters on 7th Heaven (he played Ben), Happy Town and October Road. The Finder is 2012 show about Walter, who’s an Iraq war veteran , and it has suffered brain damage. This harm gave Walter the ability to see links between unrelated things, people or events. Walter …

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          One year later — the answer to “Where Are Your Jews?”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Oral Statement by United Nations Watch Agenda Item 9 General Debate UN Human Rights Council, 38th Session Delivered by Mr. Hillel Neuer, 3 July 2018 Transcript: Mr. President, one year ago in this chamber I asked the Arab states a simple question: “Where are your Jews?” My question was met with dead silence. Millions of people worldwide watched the video, witnessing for themselves the hypocrisy and double standards that characterizes much of what is said and done here. Today I have come to provide the answer to my question. Algeria, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya—your Jews fled as refugees after suffering persecution and deadly pogroms like the Farhud of Baghdad in 1941. Fortunately, countries like Israel, the U.S., Canada, France and others opened their doors, offering citizenship and equal rights. These Jewish refugees from Arab lands—whose suffering and losses the UN has never addressed—put their hardship behind them and built great lives for their families. Now let us contrast this with the situation of those descended from Arab refugees who fled the area of British Mandatory Palestine during the invasion of nascent Israel by Arab armies. What is holding them back? The answer is simple. Palestinians are the only population in the world not eligible for services by the UN refugee agency. Instead these descendants are governed by UNRWA, which holds generation after generation trapped in refugee camps, denied integration in the Arab countries they were born in and denied resettlement elsewhere. Some of UNRWA’s donors are waking up to the problem. As the Swiss …

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          Stories Of Wartime, Transformed Through Music      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tortured and imprisoned under Saddam Hussein's regime, composer and oud player Rahim Alhaj — who resettled as a refugee in New Mexico — uses his work to tell true stories of Iraqis living through war.
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Top Iraqi jurisprudent stressed,” An accurate image of Islam should be introduced to world people so that everybody understands the pacifist nature of the holy religion.”

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Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com,

The most recent article I covered was a piece last week on the illegal alien situation and the president’s handling of it. This is a problem that has plagued the U.S. for decades, and as I wrote before, I agree completely with the way the president has been handling it. Let’s put the president “aside” in this article, however, because no matter how well-intentioned he is, there are forces at work in the U.S. that hold more power than he does.

Subtleties are present that are usually either overlooked or intentionally downplayed so as not to “jar” the consciousness of those who see them. Yes, we need increased border security on the Mexican border, and we need to stem the tide (the “tsunami” is more appropriate) flooding this country with illegal aliens.

Just as with cattle, however, the fence around their pasture keeps things out…and simultaneously keeps the cattle in: the fence works in both directions.

A piece just surfaced from The Hill entitled Thousands of Americans Stand to be Denied Passports Due to Unpaid Taxes,” written by John Bowden on 7/6/18.  While this may come as no surprise to most, it parallels other restrictions such as not permitting those with child support in arrears or bankruptcy proceedings to not be able to depart the country. The law the article refers to was made in 2015 requiring the IRS and State Department to deny U.S. citizens a passport if they owe more than $51,000 in tax debt. The article pointed out that approximately 362,000 Americans fall into that category.

It does not stop there. Our rights as enumerated under the U.S. Constitution are being eroded on a daily basis. The Jennings v. Rodriguez is a Supreme Court decision that affects illegal aliens as well as U.S. citizens. The decision upholds the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) provisions for indefinite detention both for American citizens and/or illegal aliens. The decision also leaves the president with the right to order such a detention... of anyone, for whatever reason... at his discretion.

Major metropolitan airports such as in Atlanta and Chicago are taking biometric information... requiring it of all airline passengers... to pass “under the yoke” of facial recognition software and stored for (yes, you guessed it) “security reasons.”

The government and their “partners” in the form of multinational corporations are not undertaking these actions for no reason.

The bad (and sadly ironic) part is that we the taxpayers are the source of funding for these unconstitutional measures: our taxes pay for the cages being constructed around us and before our very eyes. The masses are unaware and/or they do not care. A shift is being fostered: a “need” for more security [translation: more surveillance] and more accountability [translation: more control] are forced upon us.

The public is being shaped and manipulated: having lost conscience, its consciousness is now being molded and made to feel as if there is a need for security, safety, and being led. By appealing to the hierarchy of needs, the powers that be are fostering a climate of fear and creating a need for increased government intervention and control in the interests of security.

With 9-11, the opponents were “created” out of the Arab world and a policy of “we’re all in it together and under the gun…besieged America” was pursued with the following objectives:

  1. Re-prime the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) with fresh wars, new “threats” (Iraq, and bin Laden) and taxpayer-funded government contracts to build up the war machine,

  2. “Justification” for military expansion to further force projection and encroach in other spheres of influence,

  3. The “crafting” of a war-footing…continuous, with the “battlefield” redefined under the NDAA and the Patriot Act as being not only worldwide, but also within the United States, and

  4. The beginning of the creation of a complete surveillance state via TIA (Total Information Awareness) as revealed to the American public by Edward Snowden a few years ago.

Now the threat has not been “abandoned,” just changed in form and expanded.

The “foreign threats” of attack have not abated, but their focal points are changed from the Arab enemy to the Russians and Chinese. The largest changes have taken place domestically, that is to say within the continental United States.

The shootings at schools and public places, and the bombings (such as in Austin, TX) have been used to structure more police presence, more surveillance, and an increased “feeling” by citizens of being unsafe. The CCTV cameras keep sprouting up, the technology increases to monitor, record, photograph, eavesdrop, and control the lives and movements of the average citizen.

The branches of government craft laws (Congress) and selectively interpret the laws (Supreme Court) that abrogate our rights while exempting themselves from the provisions they inflict upon us. A president can go either direction, and whichever way is chosen, the tide of movement is not halted. The paradigm shift toward totalitarianism continues either incrementally, in leaps and bounds, or at full force/unrelenting (as in the Obama years).

The walled fortress in the name of security becomes the fully enclosed prison. Only the direction of the top tier of barbed wire…inward or outwardly pointing…reveals the nature. We the taxpayers pay for the cage, a prison that expands by the day. There will no longer be a need to keep everything outside of the pasture. The cattle will be kept in, and the wolves are already inside as well.


          Stories Of Wartime, Transformed Through Music      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nStKkfJLns Rahim Alhaj is a composer and musician from Baghdad. He was repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for speaking out under Saddam Hussein's regime. Alhaj fled his native country in 1991 — first going to Jordan, then Syria. He says that he heard that the Iraqi secret police intended to murder him abroad. So finally, in 2000, he came to the United States as a refugee, where he was resettled in New Mexico. (It wasn't an easy transition: As a new arrival, he tried to decline a job at a local McDonald's, saying that his music wasn't really right for playing in restaurants.) In 2008, Alhaj became a U.S. citizen, and by 2015, he was given this country's highest prize for traditional and folk artists, the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. But Alhaj has never left his culture — and music — behind. Rahim Alhaj plays a stringed instrument called the oud — the ancient, Middle Eastern precursor to what eventually became the
          7/11/2018: NEWS: Fate of US Syrian base in question      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The coalition base at Tanf, located in the desolate Syrian Desert near the borders of Iraq, Syria and Jordan, has served as a training camp for anti-ISIS Syrian rebel fighters since 2016. But the garrison’s status is now merky after Assad’s regime,...
          Aqiqah Boleh Dibagi Mentahan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Daging Aqiqah Boleh Dibagi Mentahan Apakah aqiqah boleh dibagikan mentahan? Dengan tujuan lebih murah, krn dana terbatas.. Jawab: Bismillah was shalatu was salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, wa ba’du, Inti dari aqiqah adalah menyembelih hewan ternak (kambing) sebagai bentuk rasa syukur untuk kelahiran anak. Al-Iraqi mengatakan, العقيقة: الذبيحة التي تذبح عن المولود Aqiqah adalah hewan ternak yang […]

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          Afghanistan's Trauma State Fuels Endless War      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Erik Goepner

As the Muslim world celebrated Eid al-Fitr last month to mark the end of Ramadan, both the Afghan government and the Taliban announced temporary cease-fires to coincide with the holiday. Unfortunately, this transitory symbol of hope ignores reality: Afghans will continue killing one another into the foreseeable future.

My experience as a military commander in southern Afghanistan provided more than enough evidence for me to see why Afghanistan’s endless war will continue.

The first two arguments for civil war are well established: motivation and opportunity. People rebel when sufficiently motivated by grievance or greed, and they rebel when the opportunity presents itself.

The village of Khaki Khel in 2010 brought those arguments to life. As I sat among the elders, their grievances were obvious. The Americans, along with the Afghan government, were there to apologize for the accidental deaths of two children during a military operation. Not only did the Afghan government normally fail to offer the residents any protection, but when they tried, the results were horrific. And beyond their incompetence, the Afghan government also ranks as the world’s fourth most corrupt. Afghans have many reasons to hate their government.

More war leads to more trauma, which fuels continued war.

The opportunity for rebellion typically exists when a country has ineffective security forces, recruiting rebels is easy, and rebels can readily find sanctuary. The residents of Khaki Khel rarely saw any Afghan police or soldiers and when they did, things only seemed to get worse. The fact that the villagers were subsistence farmers, eking out a living from one harvest to the next, made any financial offer from the insurgents tempting. And nearby Pakistan offered sanctuary to the rebels.

My time in Afghanistan and academic research since, however, suggests a third theory for civil war should be added: Hurt people go on to hurt people. Simply put, when a population endures epic levels of trauma like Afghanistan’s 40 years of rampant war, torture, and rape, violence becomes normalized as a way to resolve problems and achieve goals. The vicious cyclefeeds off of itself. More war leads to more trauma, which fuels continued war.

For example, in the midst of an argument between two senior ranking Afghan security officials, one of them unholstered his handgun and drew down on his colleague. Apparently he was ready to end the dispute by killing the fellow colonel bothering him. Thankfully, an American military commander put himself in front of the gun and succeeded in getting Col. Habib to reholster his weapon.

At that point, Col. Habib had been at war for 32 years. In a country devoid of proper medical care, he had begun self-medicating long ago and was now, we assessed, a drug addict. With all of the trauma he had endured, witnessed and meted out, it’s hard to imagine that he didn’t fulfill the criteria for one or more mental illnesses such as PTSD. And the ease with which he pointed a loaded firearm at another official in response to an argument suggests he suffers from diminished impulse control.

Taken together, those three features — substance abuse, mental illness and diminished impulse control — conspire to make an individual more violent than they would otherwise be. And Afghanistan is full of men, women and children who suffer from all three. Estimates indicate, for example, that between 20 and 50 percent of Afghans have PTSD. Opium use is widespread, and the problem drug use rate is twice the global average and climbing.

A cease-fire may sound nice to Western ears accustomed to diplomacy and democratic norms, but it only masks the country’s profound problems. Chief among them, Afghanistan has become a trauma state stuck in a tragic situation where violence and trauma fuel each other.

Erik Goepner is a visiting research fellow at the Cato Institute and a doctoral candidate in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, he commanded units in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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(Yürüyüş magazine No. 72, June 24, 2018)

RESISTANCE IS CONSTANT IN A COUNTRY WITH CONSTANT FASCISM BUT FRONT REVOLUTIONARIES CAN BRING IT TO LIFE

ONLY THE REVOLUTIONARIES HAVE THE HONOUR OF RESISTING IMPERIALISM AND FASCISM!

Every passing day, imperialism in the world and in Turkey, the collaborationist oligarchy and AKP fascism ruling the country in its name step up their attacks on the people and on different sections of the people. At first glance the increase in the attacks is founded on imperialism and fascism being powerful, but on the contrary it is based on them being helpless and lacking a way out. Because the crisis of the system has been deep in a way it had not been for a long time. Moreover every day its dimensions grow with every passing day.

Imperialism is a system in which a handful of imperialist-capitalist countries, by means of monopolies in the more backward countries of the world, engage in secret or open occupation of these countries, using many different methods to exploit them and hold them under imperialist domination. Exploitation is the essence of this system. There is no murder that cannot be committed in order to keep the wheel of exploitation turning.


Recent history is full of examples of this. In the first and second imperialist wars, millions were slaughtered for the sake of the interests of imperialism. From Korea to Vietnam, from Algeria to Latin America, in many places the peoples were slaughtered so that imperialism’s wheel of exploitation could continue to turn and to make the peoples accept imperialism’s ideological and physical domination. Certainly US imperialism was the chief force carrying out these attacks.

From the second imperialist war to today, a number of events taking place all over the world were characteristic of US imperialism which heads the imperialist camp and done for the sake of its interests, and this is proved by a number of concrete examples. In particular in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, imperialism announced its “certain” victory and there were developments in line with a process called “a unipolar world”, for example in the Gulf War waged against Iraq, meant to show how “determined” the USA was to dominate the world.

According to a report in the economic magazine Forbes, just the 400 wealthiest US monopolies, headed by Bill Gates who has a fortune of 86 billion dollars, possess more wealth than the GDP of 140 countries of the world, countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Bolivia and Uruguay. A US citizen consumes 600 times more than an average Ethiopian… This exploitation is one of the real reasons for the USA’s attacks left and right which do not cease, and for the extraordinary development of its armed forces.

Imperialist plunder – in a world with a population of seven billion, over 70%, that is, more than five billion people, 1.5 billion live on the threshold of hunger and every five seconds a child does of hunger or of hunger-related illnesses.

Every day, 25,000 people die of hunger, 17,000 of them children. Every year 18 million people die of hunger directly, 70 million from causes connected to it According to the UN, this hunger could be eliminated totally by spending 50 billion dollars! That is, an amount not even the profit of one of the world’s monopolies!

In brief, this is what the world we live in looks like. And the most striking aspects of this tableau are imperialist occupation, exploitation, hunger, poverty, injustice, blood and tears. Imperialism can give the world’s peoples nothing more than that.

Imperialism’s Ideological And Physical Attacks Started Accompanied by Its Shouts That “Socialism Is Dead” And The Only M-L Organisation that Did Not Surrender Is The Front!

Imperialism wants the surrender of all who are an obstacle to its policies and when it cannot practise its economic policies as it desires it tries every path to get countries, organisations and peoples to surrender.

Countries, organisations and individuals that are seen as enemies are pressured to surrender; its aim is to delete thoughts like independence, democracy and socialism from minds, liquidate socialist beliefs and impose the definite supremacy of its own ideology and politics.

This ideological, psychological attack takes a parallel form to the military attack, from literature to cinema, from music to TV series and advertisements, to the big media companies, every means, every method is used…

The imperialist bloc, principally the USA, started to use the “socialism is finished” propaganda since the Soviet Union was torn down. This process ran at the same time as the “New World Order” establishment.

In this process countries had no interiors any more, it was said – “the world is a global village”, “no more borders”. This ideological propaganda was so powerful that it was said “national borders will no longer prevent humanitarian intervention” and this created an ideological basis for the occupation of countries, massacres, and every kind of military and political intervention. The impression was created that “imperialism defends peace and freedom”. Deception achieved through this propaganda and with the help of “independent international civil society foundations” succeeded in making them into reserve forces of other states and international institutions.

At the start of the 1990s the imperialists like a chorus proclaimed the end of the class war, the definite victory of capitalism, that imperialism had changed and was no longer the old aggressive imperialism, and it had brought democracy and human rights to the world. However actual developments were not like that, and the words saying imperialism had changed were one by one composed of lies and deceit, it was clear and continues to be clear that imperialism is the same parasitical, exploitative, blood-sucking and aggressive that it ever was.

Statements that imperialism had changed and capitalism had won definite victory, that imperialism had won definite hegemony over the world and the world’s peoples contained a major attempt to intimidate Marxist-Leninist organisations and organisations waging the national liberation war.

Together with announcing the “new world order”, the USA started the process wrapping itself in phrases like “national security”, “the fight against international terrorism”, “protecting democracy and freedoms” and “defending peace”. A product of this period was that imperialist attacks came on the agenda. Occupations and neo-colonialism continued and even became more intense. At the same time from Latin America to the Middle East to our country, everywhere the peoples had “peace” foisted on them but in fact it was surrender they were continuing to encourage.

A lot of ostensibly left-wing petty bourgeois intellectuals joined in imperialism’s lying chorus, bringing left-wing grist to imperialism’s mill. The aim was clear: peoples and organisations waging the national liberation struggle against imperialism were to be made to believe the lie that imperialism had changed and so they would be brought to surrender ideologically as well as physically. Because imperialism knew very well that physical defat was inevitable after minds had first been made to surrender.

Imperialism scored important successes with such policies, it succeeded in getting many organisations to surrender and liquidate themselves. Imperialism launched ideological attacks in th past and continues them today but especially since the start of the 1990sit has got organisations with thousands of fighters like the FARC, ETA and PKK, some Marxist-Leninist, some petit bourgeois national liberation movements, to seek negotiation with imperialism and its collaborators and abandon weapons.

Previously ETA announced a cease-fire, afterwards it announced it had abandoned weapons and buried them in concrete. Finally last May it announced that it had liquidated itself in a letter distributed on the Internet. The Spanish government stated that this did not mean that ETA had liquidated itself, and declared that “a reckoning would be demanded of all ETA members for their crimes”.

FARC sat down at the negotiating table with the collaborationist oligarchy of Colombia and signed an agreement, shaking hands with the murderers of thousands of its comrades and hundreds of thousands of Colombians. It took a decision to have its weapons melted down and turned into monuments. In return for what? For nothing, other than saving their own lives… This is called surrender, for liberation it is not.

In our country the PKK has experienced a parallel process to that of ETA and FARC, and it is continuing to do so. The PKK gives ground every day in the face of imperialism’s ideological attacks, it gave up the aim of an independent Kurdistan a long time ago and it has got to the point of having the USA establish 11 bases and becoming the paid soldiers of collaboration.

As Imperialism’s Crisis Deepens, It Steps Up Its Attacks

Today, from Yemen to Nicaragua, from North Korea to Iran, this is the sole reason for its attacks and threats. As under the name of the “Arab spring”, starting in 2011 attempts have been made to bring countries of the Middle East and North Africa into line, Yemen did not surrender to policies aimed at creating collaborationist governments, and is one of several countries that rendered these politics ineffective.

It is possible to add to the list. And this shows how imperialism’s crisis deepens. It fears that the “21st century will be the century of uprisings”. This is the basic reason for the attacks and threats by imperialism, large and small, direct and indirect. Because of this fear it makes attacks and threats.

US imperialism’s economic and political crisis is based on being bogged down in the swamp of the Middle East, it gets weaker as it steps up its attacks, most importantly it tries to continue its ideological domination. On the one hand it tries to draw forces like the PKK/PYD-YPG that are becoming collaborationist into its swamp, on the other it attacks countries like Iran, North Korea and Palestine as well as peoples that the potential to resist US domination, or else it openly threatens them.

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THAT WHERE THERE IS REPRESSION AND EXPLOITATION THERE IS ALSO RESISTANCE!

The only Marxist-Leninist organisation resisting conciliation with imperialism and the liquidationist attacks is the Front. Just one front resisting on the surface of the earth, in which USA imperialism wants to establish its empire.

FARC, ETA, PKK… giving up weapons, having them melted down to be turned into monuments, or having them buried in concrete and signing surrender documents to that effect; whereas we have commanders like Leyla who dug up buried weapons after a bombardment in which many of our friends were incinerated, and used those weapons to demand a reckoning. And this is the great ideological and moral strength we have.

With this strength we are building up our resistance, in the countryside, cities, prisons and both in our country and in Europe.

We Are The Only Ones Resisting Fascism, There Is The Front!

The political, economic and social picture of our country we have described is not different in general from the world as a whole. On the one hand an economy designed so collaborationist monopolies can grow, on the other hand greater hunger, poverty and misery for the poor…

This is the barest statement of the situation in our country. Hunger, poverty, exploitation and unemployment in our country, growing worse with every passing day, ours is a country in which the imperialists confiscate its natural wealth. The result of this is that every day a parasitical collaborationist bourgeoisie grows wealthier and builds up its profits, while on the other we confront the reality of Turkey in which millions are submerged by hunger and poverty.

In our country 16 MILLION people go to bed hungry. Naturally this image goes together with constant fascism. Because Turkey is a neo-colonial country. There is to be no possibility of transmitting the crisis to the imperialist-capitalist countries responsible, so for this reason Turkey is ruled by permanent fascism.

On July 15, 2016, the oligarchy’s internal dogfight came to a head with a failed coup attempt. The AKP continued in government and took the opportunity to declare OHAL (state of emergency) targeting our peoples and revolutionaries, above all the Front supporters. In this period they have even trampled on their own laws, adopted from the September 12 (1980) junta. The AKP has used all possibilities institutionalised by the September 12 pro-American junta, and has caused state terror to proliferate. This terror continues today without any let-up.

AKP fascism behind the mask of OHAL has carried out attacks on every section of the people, from public workers and peasants to intellectuals and artists, from the Kurdish people to revolutionaries and socialists, and it continues to carry out these attacks. The focal point of these attacks is the PEOPLE’S FRONT which does not give in to any repression or massacres.

Almost every month our democratic associations are raided. Our magazine offices, culture centres, associations and neighbourhoods are blockaded. Our associations are sealed but we break them open. We do not recognise bans, nor will we ever!

Without even stopping for breath our people are abducted and subjected to severe torture, even greeting someone is almost enough to be imprisoned. Our events and concerts are banned, our holiday events and iftars are held under police blockade.

They want our people’s artists, people’s lawyers, people’s engineers and architects to be rendered unable to function.

The justice schools for people’s lawyers are among the institutions that have been closed. In Ankara twice, in Istanbul three times they raided justice schools and put seals on the doors. The lawyers and students resisted and put up barricades.

This is what it is to be a revolutionary lawyer, revolutionary artist, revolutionary engineer or architect, which they want to erode and destroy.

We Will Erode OHAL Bans And AKP Fascism And Pass Over Them!

In its 16 years in power, the AKP has banned dozens of strikes. A high proportion of them have been under OHAL. OHAL has been the main excuse for the bans. That is, while the AKP is claiming to oppose “FETO”, it has used OHAL to favour the interests of bosses and as a weapon against the resistance of the workers.

And this is only natural because the AKP is the representative of the oligarchy, in particular the interests of the bosses. They have used OHAL as an excuse to ban strikes and have not drawn back from defending it and stating that they will do everything to defend the interests of bosses. Tayyip Erdogan has given voice to this reality on several occasions. It was Erdogan himself who told (employers’ federation) TUSIAD, “You say we did not give what you wanted. We declared OHAL for you, we banned strikes. Without OHAL could we have done this?”

Certainly they did not limit themselves to strike bans. A great many workers’ actions were not carried out, banned or attacked by police using the same excuse, that “there is OHAL”.

The AKP did not just use OHAL as a weapon against workers but also against public employees, and sought to use it to legitimise their attacks. In the period immediately after July 15, and continuing to today, 150,000 public workers have been suspended.

In the OHAL period from July 15 to today;

Thousands of people have been detained, tortured and imprisoned, prisons and police stations have been turned into torture centres;

Hundreds of associations, foundations, culture centres and democratic institutions have been closed and their doors sealed up;

Hundreds of newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, television and radio stations and agencies have had to cease functioning;

Nearly 150,000 civil servants have been suspended, thousands fired and they are attempting to use hunger as a means of discipline. Two public workers they have tried to disciple through hunger are Nuriye GULMEN and Semih OZAKCA. They resisted on hunger strike for 326 DAYS and turned this weapon on the AKP.

Journalists, lawyers, mayors, trade unionists, intellectuals and artists included, every section of the people has had some share in being attacked as they try to silence all opposition, be it revolutionary or reformist.

In Kurdistan, curfews continue to be turned into massacres.

In the four corners of Turkey, dozens of people have been deliberately murdered at home or on the street on the pretext that “they did not heed the call to stop” or there was a “clash”, and “people run over by armoured cars” are presented as road accidents.

In short, AKP fascism tramples on its own laws and since July 15 it has ruled the country through KHK (legal decrees under the state of emergency). In this process all masks of fascism have fallen, together with the open fascism institutionalised by September 12 this is what we confront in the most basic and deeply-embedded fashion.

Constant Resistance To Constant Fascism

Everywhere It Is Only The Front That Resists

Alev Sahin for 317 Days In Duzce,

Yuksel resistance For 593 Days,

We Continue To Resist For Two Years Without Interruption As The Free Prisoners, 400 People Have Been Sent To Prisons To Be Tortured, We Have Set Fire To 30 Prison Cells!

The ideological and physical attacks of imperialism have affected a good many sections in our country, quite a few organisations that defended armed struggle in the past have drifted into the swamp of legalism and have gradually taken their place inside the system, losing their claims to revolution and socialism. Leave aside claims to revolution and socialism, we confront a left that cannot defend the most ordinary democratic demands and its own institutions against fascist attacks.

In our country there is a conciliatory and obedient left reality that cannot even call imperialism imperialism, or fascism fascism. During the election it has been seen that they did not simply tail the Kurdish nationalists, since in the name of being against the AKP they even presented Muharrem Ince and Meral Aksener as legitimate. From trade unions to democratic mass organisations, from legal and illegal parties and organisations to petit bourgeois intellectuals, all sections distanced themselves from a line of struggle in favour of obedience and conciliation.

And certainly despite all the ideological and physical attacks by imperialism and the collaborationist oligarchy, there is a Front reality which at great cost continues to hold with pride the red flag of Marxism-Leninism and socialism. And we say with pride: the only Marxist-Leninist organisation that resists imperialism, continues armed warfare and lays claim to revolution is the Front.

There are supporters of the Front, we are also alone in resisting fascist attacks. At the start of July 2016 (immediately before July 15) Front prisoners in the jails began General Resistance to rights being taken away and attacks.

Prison uniforms, exile transports, restrictions on books, bans on visits, roll call while having to stand, bans on using telephones, cameras, visits to the doctor while handcuffed, obstruction of treatment for ill prisoners, denial of communication as a punishment, sponge rooms, wires pulling into exercise areas… Every kind of dishonour and attack has been resisted by Free Prisoners.

In two years of the General Resistance, no less than 30 cells have been set on fire! 

To try and make our prisoners surrender, there have been no less than 400 times people were sent on exile transports, involving the use of torture. They still did not get revolutionary willpower to surrender. Resistance continues with all its warmth and enthusiasm. These are FREE PRISONERS…

While the prisoners resist inside the jails, their families resist outside and are their breath and voice. Despite attacks and arrests involving the use of torture, the TAYAD Families continue to campaign against prison uniform attacks, denial of treatment to ill prisoners and isolation, and they continue to resist.

AKP fascism does not limit its attacks to the prisons. We have described attacks on all the people’s forces, on workers, labourers, revolutionaries. Look at all these attacks – has there been consistent resistance other than from us?

For example, what have KESK, with 250,000 members, done? A section of the 150,000 public workers suspended have been KESK members. What has been the behaviour of KESK? Did it organise a single act of resistance? Apart from a few written statements, what did it do?

Among hundreds of thousands of public workers, only the KEC (Public Workers’ Front) took a decision to resist. In the middle of Ankara Nuriye Gulmen wrote resistance into history, Semih Ozakca took part in the resistance and every day arrests under torture took place with ever greater attacks. The response by the resistance was to escalate into an Indefinite Hunger Strike.

Despite being in prison and subjected to isolation, the threat of force-feeding and even though their needs were not met, they continued their resistance for 324 days even after being released. During this period, the resistance in Ankara Yuksel also continued. The KEC’s Nazife Onay, Akman Simsek and Celal Akgun were imprisoned.
With the new resisters, the Yuksel resistance continuing in new forms is not only present in our country, but worldwide it has created solidarity and sympathy. Never mind KESK organising the resistance, it actually took a hostile attitude to the resistance of Nuriye and Semih that had set the world aflame. They ignored the resistance and they closed the gates of union buildings to it. KESK actually threatened to call the police when the KEC organised a sit-down action in their building.

What did DISK do in relation to OHAL, and in relation to the increasing attacks against workers by means of OHAL? The attitude of DISK was not different from KESK. They organised attacks on resisting workers, and the DISK gang even organised lynching attacks but the president Kani Beko did not organise any resistance against fascism.
"We will use our power from production" he said in a masterful way and and finally "I will carry the voice of the workers into parliament," he said, announcing his candidacy. Of course this not only the situation with Kani Beko. We are up against trade unionism without any content, a race to get into parliament, a corrupt trade unionism, a boss trade unionism.
Arzu Cerkezoglu, who is replacing Kani Beko as DISK chair  made a visit to the Flormar workers in struggle and she said, "No power can stand in the way of a woman who is resisting," she says.
Naturally, you would expect someone who said that to resist or be on the side of resistance but this is not the case.
Arzu Cerkezoglu was one of those DISK managers who organised an attack on Oya Baydak, a woman who actually resists. Yes, the truth is that there is no power that can stop a woman who resists. Resistance that they started on their own - Turkan Albayrak, Cansel Malatyali, Oya Baydak. And from Nuriye Gulmen we know this is the case.
Where are Arzu Cerkezoglu and DISK managers during these acts of resistance? The answer is clear... Arzu Cerkezoglu and the DISK leadership are against them. Nuriye Gulmen went to Izmir to support the worker Mahir Kilic and one of DISK’s central managers was shameless enough to say to Nuriye Gulmen, "What happened to your resistance?"
Has there been a single resistance that results in victory? The answer to  the question is also clear: No, there is none.
Of course this conciliationist attitude is not limited to DISK and KESK. The most "communist" in the OHAL process and the most reformist all adopted a “wait-and-see” policy against attacks by fascism. They calculated on how to survive with minimal damage. There were no programmes or goals for the future.
As if they were waiting for someone with a magic wand expecting everything to change, they put their hopes in the ballot box.
Hundreds of associations, cultural centres, publications and publishing houses were closed, seals
put on their doors.
We are the only one that resist the arbitrariness. We dismantled the seals, set up barricades when they came to re-install them. We resisted. Outside the institutions where the Front is present, there was no resistance anywhere. Fascist attacks grow every day. Who else has resisted them?
The situation of TMMOB is no different. 550,000 engineers and architects are registered, only the people’s architect Alev Sahin resists. Not only to get back work and bread but so people are not killed by new earthquakes or suspended.
 Just look at the weekly resistance calendar of Alev Sahin! Both in the square of resistance in Duzce
And in front of Duzce AKP’s Office and in a sit-down action at TMMOB.
Yes, she resists against the victimisation of members of your own professional organisation, and the TMMOB management is against her.
Nuriye, Semih, Alev, Mehmet, Acun, Nazife, Nazan, Engin ... they persist for months, they resist.
They resist despite systematic and heavy torture.
Mehmet's foot, Acun Hoca's heart, the hair of Gulnaz, the bruised face of Perihan who is in her 70s, Nazan's broken cheekbone, twice in a day the police drag them along the ground... in Duzce there are lynch attempts, AKP provocations, detention, torture ... None of them had their resistance broken…
The police often do not allow a statement to be read for even a minute before attacking. The resistance, as of 24 June 2018, has continued for 593 days, organising itself even in the midst of torture.

REVOLUTIONISM IS NOT A CRIME IT IS A DUTY
Europe Too Will Not Get Revolutionaries To Surrender!
Oue tradition of resistance in Europe is not new, it is rooted in tradition. Wherever in the world there is a Front prisoner, there is absolutely resistance. No imposition, for Free Prisoners do not submit to dishonour.
Free Prisoners in Greece, Erdal in Poland, Musa Asoglu in Germany, Erdogan Cakir in France – all won victories by hunger strikes.
Not many years ago, in German prisons the Free Prisoner Sadi OZPOLAT many times resisted the isolation by the German state,  the imposition of prison uniform, going on hunger strike for months, and every time German imperialism gave in.
Musa Asoglu, in the courtrooms of German imperialism, is turning it into an arena of ideological struggle. The legitimacy of revolution is shouted out in courtrooms, the two ideologies clash there.
Yusuf Tas, Ozgur Aslan, Ozkan Guzel, Erdal Gokoglu are continuing the Free Prisoner tradition in Europe's isolation cells, including hunger strikes. Finally last week, the prisoner of French imperialism, Erdogan CAKIR, won a victory with a hunger strike against the attempts to extradite him to Turkey.
Not only in prisons but in European city squares there have been many acts of resistance. From England to Greece, from Austria to the Netherlands, from Germany to Belgium; long marchs to support freedom for prisoners, sit-down actions, tent resistance, bicycle rides in supporting Grup Yorum against bans, and various forms of action and resistance are carried out by the People’s Front.

Erdem VARAN, father of Grup Yorum member Betul and also Bergun Varan's father. He lives in Holland and has two daughters unlawfully imprisoned by fascism in Turkey. For months he has resisted in a square in the Netherlands demanding “Freedom For Grup Yorum”.

Despite living in Belgium for 17 years, Cahit ZOREL has had his right to remain taken away because of his beliefs, and has been protesting in front of the court building since April 17.
On the 50th day of the resistance, he was subjected to a fascist knife attack but Cahit stressed that he would not give up.

Gulaferit had all her rights taken away after being released from prison, and she resists for her rights in Berlin.
Ozgur Aslan was released and did not accept the impositions of German imperialism, he said revolutionism is not a crime, it’s a mission.
In Turkey or in Europe, inside or outside jail... Imperialism and fascist raids, arrests, heavy
torture, exile transport, prison isolation, fascist attacks, nothing succeeds. Revolutionary will cannot be made to surrender.

No Attack Is Enough To Make Revolutionaries Surrender Because;
Only we are building up the claim to socialism, we resist and win in all conditions... What resistance is and what victory is are not a matter of chance, the issue is ideological independence, ideological determination and clarity.
Fascism in the face of Marxist-Leninist ideology is helpless.
Prison, prices on our heads, artists of the people resist death threats...
People's lawyers are inside and outside prison, resisting...
People's engineers-architects resist...
This is the key to victory.
Gulaferit Unsal has been in prison for years in Germany and now she continues to resist for her rights outside.
Ozkan Guzel resists so as not to accept any pressure put on him.
Resistance is a responsibility on the shoulders of every People's Front member. Resistance and victory to be a link in our chain of victory. Hundreds of kilometres separate them but we can find the road to resistance. We can put pressure on courts and prisons with our phones and faxes.
You can carry out actions, participate in them, make a phone call in support, spread the news. They have won political victory already by deciding to resist, it is our responsibility to turn it into material gains.
History is onot just about bearing witness, it is in our hands to be a part of it. We will win; because we resist.
VICTORY GOES TO THOSE WHO RESIST!
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.

Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gathers Wednesday with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are tensions generated by Trump’s view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.

At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he “can’t say right now” if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader “may be the easiest” of all his meetings in Europe.

Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Washington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.

“Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

“Because he isn’t arguing with allies about policy. He’s questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,” she said.

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.

Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. military presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. That has been most plain in his antagonistic approach to Germany, the main host of U.S. forces in Europe. He has criticized the Germans for not spending enough on their own defense and has castigated the country for what he calls an overly liberal immigration policy. He also has placed Germany at the center of his complaints about a U.S.-European trade imbalance.

Derek Chollet, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank, says there is a clear connection between Trump’s criticism of German defense spending and reports that the Pentagon has undertaken a review of the cost of keeping troops in Europe.

“You cannot read this any other way” than looking at whether a U.S. troop reduction “is a feasible option for punishing them for their apparent lack of will,” said Chollet, who was the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for international security affairs during Obama’s second term.

He questions whether Trump fully understands the global significance of the U.S. military presence in Germany, including its hosting of the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, which leads U.S. counterterrorism efforts in North Africa. Stuttgart also is headquarters for U.S. European Command. Among many other facilities, Germany hosts a U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

In addition, NATO has proposed creating a new command in Germany to improve the way the alliance would move troops and equipment in a military crisis. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, told reporters this plan will be approved at the Brussels summit.

Notwithstanding Trump’s grumbles about America shouldering the defense burden of Europe, his administration plans to boost spending to support it.

In the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and its subsequent military incursion into eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon ramped up joint exercises in eastern and central Europe and spent billions on what it calls the European Deterrence Initiative aimed at Russia. After spending $3.4 billion on that initiative last year, the Trump administration has proposed boosting it to $6.5 billion in the 2019 budget year.

Trump’s Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is a former NATO commander and a leading advocate for sustaining the alliance, although he also has been pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Some of Mattis’ predecessors were even stronger in their criticisms. Robert Gates, for example, said in Brussels in 2011 that European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat in Afghanistan was putting the future of the alliance at risk. Gates said NATO faced a “dim if not dismal” future, not least because of what he called a diminishing patience in Congress for spending on Europe’s defense.

Trump, however, has taken this a step further by asserting that the Europeans are freeloaders taking advantage of American generosity.

In a new assessment of the NATO spending and burden-sharing issues, the Center for Strategic and International Studies called Trump’s language “uniquely divisive” and said NATO members’ contributions should be measured by more than simple budget numbers. The think tank was referring to the pledge at NATO’s 2014 summit meeting that members would “aim to move toward” spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024. By its count, only four of NATO’s 29 member countries met the 2 percent goal in 2017. They were the U.S., Greece, Britain and Estonia.

The report said a wider range of metrics should be used to measure an ally’s contributions to collective defense. It cited as an example Denmark, which has not met the 2 percent goal in recent years but has made important contributions in other ways, including with troop deployments to Afghanistan and by sacrificing significant trade with Russia by complying with sanctions.


          .Bits and Pieces in Dinarland Tuesday Night 7-10-18      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Lầu Năm Góc xác nhận liên minh quân sự do Mỹ dẫn đầu thực hiện hàng loạt vụ không kích nhằm vào các mục tiêu của tổ chức khủng bố IS trên khu vực đông bắc Syria trong những ngày đầu tháng 7/2018.


Mỹ bất ngờ dội bom ồ ạt vào căn cứ quân sự Syria


Bộ Quốc phòng Mỹ ra thông cáo xác nhận việc quân đội Mỹ và các đồng minh không kích nhiều mục tiêu được cho là nằm dưới quyền kiểm soát của tổ chức khủng bố IS ở khu vực đông bắc Syria chỉ trong vài ngày đầu tháng 7/2018. Ngoài ra, liên minh quân sự do Mỹ dẫn đầu cũng không kích một số mục tiêu trên lãnh thổ Iraq.
Theo thông cáo này, quân đội Mỹ và các đồng minh thực hiện 18 vụ không kích từ ngày 2/7 đến ngày 8/7, đỉnh điểm là ngày 5/7 có 6 vụ không kích với 11 lần tấn công các mục tiêu của tổ chức khủng bố IS. Mục tiêu chủ yếu của các vụ không kích này là các phương tiện cơ giới và các đơn vị cơ động của tổ chức khủng bố IS, ngoài ra có một số ít các mục tiêu cố định như kho hậu cần, trạm chỉ huy của tổ chức khủng bố IS.
Lầu Năm Góc xác nhận quân đội Mỹ và đồng minh không kích hàng loạt muc tiêu tại đông bắc Syria. (Ảnh: AP)
Các vụ không kích nói trên là một phần của Chiến dịch Giải quyết tồn tại, chiến dịch truy quét tàn dư của tổ chức khủng bố IS tại Syria và Iraq. Các loại tiêm kích, cường kích, máy bay ném bom, máy bay trực thăng và máy bay không người lái được quân đội Mỹ huy động tham gia chiến dịch này, ngoài ra các vụ không kích còn có sự hỗ trợ của pháo binh chiến thuật và pháo phản lực.

Tại thời điểm hiện tại, cả Syria và Nga đều chưa đưa ra bất cứ bình luận nào về thông cáo nói trên của Lầu Năm Góc. Các chiến dịch quân sự của Mỹ và đồng minh tại Syria đều bị Syria và Nga phản đối, chính quyền Damascus gọi các chiến dịch quân sự của Mỹ tại Syria là hành động xâm lược.

Sí, estás viendo bien. Es el presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, empujando al primer ministro de Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, para situarse en la primera fila de un encuentro de líderes de la OTAN en mayo del año pasado. Y no, no es un montaje: sucedió de verdad. Más allá de lo, llamémosle, gracioso, de semejante momento, dice mucho del tipo de política que impone el presidente de EEUU: impulsiva y basada en su archiconocido lema de "América Primero".

Así que la gran duda que se plantea ante la cumbre de la OTAN que comienza este miércoles es evidente... ¿Entrará Trump empujando otra vez?

De momento lo que ha hecho es tirar de algo más romántico: las cartas. Mediante este canal ha ido recordando a los distintos líderes de los países aliados que quiere dinero, mucho más dinero en defensa. Así, ha vuelto a hacer hincapié en que se acabó esa etapa en la que Estados Unidos asumía la mayor parte de los gastos de defensa internacionales. En España, el nuevo presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, también ha recibido una misiva de parte del líder estadounidense en la que le recuerda que su predecesor, Mariano Rajoy, se comprometió a pagar más.

Esta demanda económica no es lo único que temen de Trump los socios de la OTAN. El presidente de EEUU, que llega a la cumbre en medio de una guerra comercial, también viene de abandonar a principios del mes de junio la cumbre del G-7 en Canadá, vetando las conclusiones pactadas por los líderes de las principales potencias democráticas del mundo. Es más, llega a esta cita después de haber insultando públicamente al primer ministro canadiense, Justin Trudeau, a quien ha llamado "deshonesto y débil".

Días más tarde de semejante espectáculo, se ponía una medalla tras estrechar la mano del líder norcoreano Kim Jong-Un. Ahora todos temen que pase algo parecido: que desprecie su cita con la OTAN en Bruselas, para después sacar pecho al verse con el presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, enemigo declarado de la Alianza, en Helsinki el 16 de julio.

Juntos, pero no revueltos

A Trump, como a Putin, la OTAN no le gusta. Conscientes de ello, el objetivo de los miembros de la organización transatlántica, nacida hace casi 70 años para contrarrestar la influencia de la URSS, es defender su unidad. El presidente no parece dispuesto a ello y, aunque mantiene un tira y afloja con la Alianza, en la cabeza de todos los líderes aún resuenan aquellas declaraciones en las que el presidente de EEUU sentenció que estaba "obsoleta". Por aquel entonces Trump estaba en plena campaña presidencial y llegó a amenazar con retirar la protección de las tropas de su país si los aliados no invertían más en defensa. Con Trump ya de presidente el tono de sus amenazas se redujo, si bien es cierto que en la cumbre del año pasado evitó comprometerse con la cláusula de defensa mutua sobre la que se funda la OTAN.

Voy a decirle a la OTAN: tenéis que empezar a pagar vuestras facturas

Los últimos días ha vuelto al juego que le gusta, el de ir de líder duro: "Voy a decirle a la OTAN: tenéis que empezar a pagar vuestras facturas. Los europeos nos matan en el comercio, nos matan con otras cosas y encima nos matan con la OTAN", ha sentenciado.

Esa misma idea es la que plasmó en las cartas enviadas a los líderes de la Alianza y, en su canal favorito, Twitter, se ha despachado bien a gusto: "EEUU asume el 90% de la factura de la OTAN, pese a que los europeos son los que más se benefician de este paraguas de protección. EEUU gasta mucho más en la OTAN que cualquier otro país. Eso no es justo ni es aceptable". Es el mismo mensaje que, el pasado abril, transmitió en Bruselas de forma igualmente contundente el actual secretario de Estado norteamericano, Mike Pompeo, en su primera visita a la Alianza.

Los miembros de la OTAN se comprometieron en la Cumbre de Cardiff de 2014 a destinar al menos el 2% de su PIB a defensa de cara a 2024, un objetivo que según fuentes diplomáticas citadas por la Agencia Efe sólo conseguirán 15, en el caso de que cumplan con los planes nacionales que presentaron. Sin embargo, las mismas fuentes han recordado que este compromiso no es vinculante, sino que se trata de unas directrices políticas.

La Administración Trump no comparte esta interpretación, de ahí que se espere que este miércoles el presidente llegue a la cumbre exigiendo a sus colegas el cumplimiento sin matices de este objetivo. El presidente norteamericano juega con la baza de que el gasto militar de EEUU representa más de dos tercios del total de la OTAN -por eso dice que no puede ser la "hucha del mundo"-. Y ya hay precedentes del daño que puede hacer a una institución la retirada de fondos de EEUU. Si no, que le pregunten a la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados Palestinos (Unrwa).

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Mike Pompeo, secretario de Estado de EEUU, y el secretario general de la OTAN, Jens Stoltenberg, el pasado abril en su primer encuentro.

No todo es el dinero

Los socios de la Alianza, por regla general, no están muy dispuestos a elevar el presupuesto como les pide el jefe del ejército más poderoso del planeta. No estamos en un periodo de vacas gordas para nadie, invertir en Defensa sigue siendo impopular en muchas sociedades occidentales y, además, no quieren que nadie les dicte el camino, cuando la OTAN puede mejorar con otras aportaciones que no son necesariamente económicas.

El objetivo de los críticos con la ampliación del presupuesto es tratar de convencer a los estadounidenses justo de eso, de que hay que tener en cuenta, billetes aparte, las implicaciones de cada país, su disponibilidad de capacidades militares -despliegue, bases, personal y medios- y la voluntad de utilizarlas en favor de la paz y seguridad internacionales, en las misiones en el extranjero.

En 2017, sólo cuatro de los 29 miembros llegaban a esa cifra mágica del 2% del PIB, aunque en este 2018 se cree que podrían ser ya el doble las potencias las que alcancen el compromiso: EEUU, Reino Unido, Polonia, Rumanía, Grecia, Estonia, Letonia y Lituania. Y no es que a esos países les salga el dinero por las orejas, es que son aliados estrechos de Washington y siempre van a bailar a su son (léase los británicos) o son estados que forzosamente tienen que estar blindados ante lo que hagan sus vecinos más peligrosos, Rusia y Turquía en este caso.

Por el momento, titanes de la defensa europea como Alemania y Francia se han comprometido a llegar, respectivamente, al 1,5% en 2024 y al 2%, pero en 2025. Nada más.

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¿Y España, cómo lo ve?

España está con los que ni por asomo llegarán al 2% ni tienen intención de dar más, y menos con el cambio de inquilino en La Moncloa. Este año, nuestro país es el segundo país de la OTAN con un menor gasto militar, con un 0,93 % de su PIB. La cifra es similar a la de Bélgica y solo la de Luxemburgo es inferior, según las previsiones de inversión en Defensa que ha publicado este martes la Alianza. No obstante el informe, este informe sostiene que nuestro país ha aumentado de un año para otro su gasto militar, ya que en 2017 se llegó al 0,90 %.

La anterior ministra de Defensa, la popular María Dolores de Cospedal, se comprometió por carta a elevar al 1,53 % el gasto español en Defensa para 2024, el año de referencia que pide EEUU, lo que supondría otros18.500 millones de euros. Sin embargo, esa promesa no se encuentra en ninguna ley ni decreto vinculante, no está en la estrategia de seguridad nacional, y por tanto los socialistas ahora en el poder no la toman como necesariamente vinculante.

El pasado 3 de julio, ante el secretario general de la OTAN, Jens Stoltenberg, se visita en Madrid, el presidente Sánchez ya evitó comprometerse con lo que pide Trump. El comunicado remitido por el Gobierno tras la entrevista destaca que España ha desplegado 1.161 efectivos en misiones de la OTAN, 616 con la ONU y 757 con la Unión Europea y que, además, forma parte de la coalición contra el Estado Islámico (EI), en la que 581 españoles colaboran en la formación del ejército iraquí.

De hecho, fuentes gubernamentales citadas por Europa Press han subrayado que la Alianza concede mucha importancia a esta misión de entrenamiento, así como al despliegue de misiles Patriot en la frontera con Turquía. Eso es lo que tratarán de vender tanto Sánchez como su nueva titular de Defensa, Margarita Robles, en la cumbre de Bruselas.

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Pedro Sanchez y Jens Stoltenberg, reunidos el 3 de julio en La Moncloa.

Las consecuencias

"Si Estados Unidos hace de esto un casus belli, pueden pasar muchas cosas", advierte a la agencia AFP una fuente diplomática de un país de la OTAN, para quien lo que diga Trump "será decisivo para el futuro de la Alianza". Los posibles anuncios del inquilino de la Casa Blanca, que preocupan a los aliados, pasan desde una eventual retirada de sus tropas de los países que no cumplen con el objetivo -como Alemania, donde tiene desplegados a cerca de 35.000 soldados-, o su negativa a realizar maniobras militares con esos países, según esta fuente.

Por otro lado, para Tomas Valasek, director del centro de reflexión Carnegie Europe, en el pasado, ya existieron "desacuerdos", como durante la guerra de Irak, "pero nunca hubo ninguna sugerencia en el aire de que Estados Unidos diera la espalda a los aliados europeos". Esto socavaría uno de los principios de la Alianza, consagrado en el Artículo 5 del Tratado de Washington de 1949: la defensa colectiva entre aliados. En casi siete décadas de historia, Washington sólo la activó tras los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001.

Y de fondo, una cuestión clave: la actitud de Trump podría ensombrecer las decisiones que deben adoptar los líderes, como la creación de dos nuevos centros de mando en la localidad alemana de Ulm y la estadounidense de Norfolk, la reforma integral de la estructura de mando y control de la Alianza para "adaptarla a los desafíos del siglo XXI", las amenazas híbridas, la ciberseguridad, las noticias falsas o la lucha contra el terrorismo, en cooperación con países esenciales como Jordania y Túnez.

Los 29 líderes deben respaldar además su plan "30-30-30-30", en virtud del cual para 2020 la OTAN debe poder desplegar en 30 días, 30 batallones, 30 escuadrones aéreos y 30 buques de guerra en apoyo a sus fuerzas de respuesta rápida.

Estas decisiones se enmarcan en el plan de la Alianza para reforzarse ante una vecina Rusia más amenazante, desde que en marzo de 2014 anexionara la península ucraniana de Crimea. El presidente ucraniano, Petro Poroshenko, se reunirá el jueves con los líderes de la OTAN.

Consciente de lo que está en juego, el presidente del Consejo Europeo, Donald Tusk, ha instado este martes al presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump a "apreciar" a sus aliados, porque "al fin y al cabo no tiene tantos". "Su país no tendrá un mejor aliado que la Unión Europea", le ha dicho vía Twitter, además de recordarle que ésta gasta "más que Rusia" en Defensa. "Querida América, aprecia a tus aliados, al fin y al cabo no tienes tantos".

Y mientras Putin espera su cita con Trump... disfrutando, seguro, de las divisiones que nacen entre estos históricos aliados; al fin y al cabo él se nutre de las divisiones entre Estados Unidos y Europa y dentro de Europa, como defiende Thomas Carothers, vicepresidente del think tank Carnegie.


          Tehran Official Says Iran Has 'Epidemic' of Municipal Corruption       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A municipal leader in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has made an unusual acknowledgement of mass corruption by municipal workers around the country, calling it an epidemic. In an interview with Iranian state news agency ISNA published on Monday, Tehran City Council chairman Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani said municipalities committed 26,000 corruption offenses involving construction and zoning permits in the capital and elsewhere in 2016 and 2017. He said the problem has become so widespread that it is a national epidemic. Rafsanjani is the eldest son of late former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The younger Rafsanjani began serving as Tehran City Council chairman last August. He provided few other details of the 26,000 municipal corruption cases, which he said occurred in the two years prior to him taking office. Rafsanjani blamed the corruption on municipalities’ lack of funds, which he said drives municipal workers to seek bribes in return for handing out construction and zoning permits and ignoring code violations by applicants.  Speaking to VOA Persian’s NewsHour program on Tuesday, prominent Tehran-based economist Fariborz Rais Dana said corruption is a chronic national problem that pre-dates Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.  But Rais Dana, a member of the Iran Writers Association — the nation’s oldest and most prestigious trade union for writers — said corruption got worse after the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. “The Iranian government decided to give the private sector more space to grow in order to help the country’s post-war reconstruction,” he said. “That is when we began to see the emergence of private and public sector corruption on a mass scale in Iranian society.” Iran has seen frequent nationwide protests this year by citizens expressing anger toward local and national officials and business leaders whom they accuse of corruption, mismanagement and oppression. This report was produced in collaboration with VOA’s Persian Service.
          Intl Differences on Syria May Result in Resuming Daesh Activities, Iraqi PM Says      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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"In Gaza, Syria and Iraq, the Resistance will be victorious" - Speech of June 29th
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Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on Russian authorities to play a role in improving the humanitarian and service situation in the country. Sadr made the remark during a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maxim Maximov in Al Najaf Al Ashraf city, his media office said in a statement.
          Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Syria, Iraq      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 9, 2018 News From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release ...

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          Jogos do Brasil na copa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As datas do jogos do Brasil na copa com tabela, horário dos dias e o histórico de participação sendo a única seleção a ir em todas as copas do mundo.

Saiba em detalhes como foi o Brasil nas copas do mundo de futebol de uma maneira intuitiva e clara para entender os títulos conquistados e as eliminações.

Sede de duas copas do mundo que aconteceu em 1950 e também em 2014, o Brasil é o único país com seleção a participar de todas as edições e a maior vencedora da competição mundial com cinco títulos conquistados fora de casa.

A seleção do Uruguai é o grande trauma nos jogos do Brasil na copa por causa da final de 1950 no Maracanã, conhecido como o maracanazo. As seleções da Holanda e da França foram também as barreiras mais temidas e fortes que a seleção brasileira masculina encontrou durante as últimas edições do torneio. A Holanda eliminou a seleção em 1974 e 2010, já a França foi ainda mais longe vencendo nos pênaltis o jogo das quartas de final de 1986 no México, a final de 1998 jogando em casa e tirou novamente a seleção do Brasil já nas quartas de final da copa de 2006 na Alemanha. É tida como o maior algoz da seleção.

Tanto nos jogos do Brasil na copa quanto nas eliminatórias, o Brasil já jogou contra todos os outros membros da CONMEBOL. Com 88 adversários diferentes, a seleção brasileira é o membro da CONMEBOL com mais adversários.

Nem todos os jogos contra as seleções a seguir aconteceram em copas, porém, o Brasil também foi o primeiro membro da CONMEBOL a enfrentar as seleções da Argélia, Bulgária, Gana, Grécia, Islândia, Israel, Lituânia, Nova Zelândia, Polônia, Rússia, Eslováquia, Espanha, Checoslováquia, Tunísia, Turquia, União Soviética, Ucrânia, Hungria, País de Gales e até hoje o único membro da CONMEBOL a enfrentar a seleção de Andorra, Gabão, Letônia, Zimbábue, Tanzânia, Tailândia e Zaire. O Brasil nunca foi o primeiro membro da CONMEBOL a ser o primeiro a enfrentar um primeiro adversário de uma outra Confederação de futebol.

É responsável pelas maiores derrotas da seleção da Bolívia, Chile, China, Colômbia, Iraque, Irlanda e Peru. Com exceção de Holanda, Noruega e Hungria, a seleção brasileira masculina de futebol tem um retrospecto dominante contra todas as seleções do mundo, sendo a Noruega a única seleção do mundo que nunca perdeu para o Brasil.

O Brasil tem mais de 100 jogos em copa do mundo, 106 jogos oficializados sendo 71 vitórias, 18 empates e 17 vitórias até a última edição que aconteceu na Rússia em 2018. Tem até o momento 224 gols marcados e 103 gols contra.

A pior colocação final aconteceu em 1934, quando terminou a competição em 14 na primeira fase. O Brasil foi campeão 5 vezes, uma vez semi-finalista em 2014 e caiu 3 vezes na primeira fase com pior desempenho registrado.

Como o Brasil se saiu em cada uma das copas do mundo que participou? Relembre a história da seleção brasileira recheada de emoções neste vídeo que mostra bem como foi cada jogar, resultados, adversários e em que copa foi.


          Shock and Awe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shock and Awe is based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who ?got it right? in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House?s justification for the conflict.

Rated: R

Release Date: Jul 13, 2018

          Protest?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I heard on the radio that there was a big protest outside the Supreme Court Monday evening.  I go online and this:


A selfie to show just how few people are protesting at right now...

I'm sure the media angles make it look like thousands... it might be 300.




That's a big protest?

This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday:


Monday, July 9, 2018.  Seems like it's taken forever but, look, slowly the western press can't begin to point out that ISIS has not been defeated.  First, though . . .

Earlier today, the US Defense Dept announced:

Strikes in Iraq
Yesterday in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:
-- Near Makhmur, a strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.
-- Near Kisik, a strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.
On July 7, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:
-- Near Tal Afar, a strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.
-- Near Qaim, a strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.
On July 6, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:
-- Near Hawijah, a strike destroyed two ISIS fighting positions.
-- Near Qaim, a strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.
On July 5, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets near Basheer. The strike destroyed five ISIS caves.
There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 4.
On July 3, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets near Habbaniyah. The strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
On July 2, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets near Tal Afar. The strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.


Yes, the war in Iraq drags on.

Australia's NEWS.COM notes:

SHORTLY after the fall of the Syrian city of Raqqa in October 2017 — the centre of the Islamic State (IS) caliphate — US President Donald Trump announced that IS had been defeated and the war was won.
Nine months later it is far from clear that IS is finished and extreme paramilitary Islamist movements are increasingly active in several regions, he [Paul Rogers] writes for The Conversation.
IS had taken over much of northern Syria and Iraq, including Mosul, by mid-2014 leading President Barack Obama to order intensive air strikes to limit its spread and aid the Iraqis and others to push it on to the defensive. For close to four years an extraordinarily intensive air war was fought, principally by the US but aided by France, the UK and some other European and Middle Eastern powers.
According to the latest data from the Airwars monitoring group, over 1,424 days of air strikes, 107,814 bombs and missiles have been used against 29,741 targets in Iraq and Syria by the US-led forces. Pentagon sources speak of at least 60,000 IS paramilitaries killed but Airwars also reported 6,321 civilians killed.


We're back to where we were not all that long ago, explaining that we weren't denying credit to US President Donald Trump for defeating ISIS because, in fact, we didn't believe ISIS had been defeated

While Paul Rogers is right to note that Donald Trump didn't defeat ISIS (and shouldn't be claiming he has), it's equally true that the western press shouldn't have been running with the nonsense that ISIS had been defeated.

It had not been.  But, golly, when Hayder al-Abadi was campaigning on the 'defeat' to argue he should be prime minister for a second term, seems like the western press couldn't tell the truth, could they?  They kept -- I'm sure by pure accident -- repeating the lie that ISIS had been defeated.

In other violence, PRESS TV notes:

Iraqi police have opened fire to break up crowds of demonstrators who had gathered near the southern oil hub of Basra to protest against a shortage of jobs, electricity, water and a number of other basic services, killing and wounding several demonstrators, local officials say.
The incident occurred at Talha district in the northern parts of Iraq's southern city of Basra on Sunday, when security forces guarding the district’s oilfields shot with live ammunition at a group of protesters who gathered on a highway, the Iraqi News website reported.


Moving on to another topic we've repeatedly cov -- Iraq's legal system is a dirty joke and we noted that fact most recently on June 29th.  This week, AP is doing a series of reports on the topic.  In one article, AP explains, "Over three days in late May, the presiding judge of the counterterrorism court in Baghdad heard an average of 12-13 cases a day and sentenced to death at least 10 defendants accused of being Islamic State group members."  June 29th, we noted:

Iraq's legal system remains a joke.  Trials take mere minutes.  There are few who receive even adequate defense.  Evidence is not required for a conviction.  Women whose 'crime' consists of being married to a member of ISIS or someone suspected of being a member of ISIS can be imprisoned and sentenced to death.

Charges -- related to ISIS or otherwise -- are often based on personal grudges and not actual events.  The whole system is a mess.


Doubt it? 

 Any allegation of having taken up arms for the militant group can bring the ultimate penalty, even while the evidence is thin and cursory. The heavy reliance on informants is particularly glaring, given the potential that some are motivated by personal grudges. Informants never appear in court; their claims are passed to the judges in dry, written reports from intelligence officials with no hint of their possible motivation.
Thousands of defendants are rushed through the courts, with trials as short as 10 or 15 minutes and a third of the cases ending in the death penalty. Witnesses are rarely called and no forensic evidence presented, raising the likelihood of innocent people going to the gallows.

Read more here: https://www.kansas.com/news/article214547244.html#storylink=cpy


The ones who should go to the gallows, never do.  Take for example Mad Maddie Albright.

She's pimping a new book and a new look.  She looks like she's about to die any moment.  Of, if only.




The Guardian's interview with Madeleine plumbs new depths of hypocrisy. She's given free reign to plug her book and pontificate about the "rise of fascism". The word is not mentioned once, neither are 500,000 children she played a part in murdering.
 
 



Mad Maddie, mass murderer of millions of Iraqi children, thinks her past has vanished.  No, Maddie, your criminal rap sheet remains.

And most on Twitter are aware of it.


 
 

Madeleine Albright: 'Iraq Is the Biggest Disaster in American History'
 
 

Absolutely fantastic that the Rawnsley/Albright interview neither mentions, nor even touches upon, sanctions or Iraq. So nobody's going to be owning that one, are they Andy?

 
 
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              “Saudis Collected 3.5 Million Gold Coins from Iran Market”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    An Iranian lawmaker claims the Saudis have sent agents to Iran to collect some 3.5 million gold coins from Iran and transfer them to Iraq in a bid to disrupt the Islamic Republic’s economy.

    The post “Saudis Collected 3.5 Million Gold Coins from Iran Market” appeared first on IFP News.


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    But I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of it!



    I can see why people think the US captured space aliens and their technology. I believed it too when they brought out those F111's and bombed the chit out of Iraq with flying triangles. Now I am hearing talk of a Space Force.

    I wonder what that will look like.
              Re: Tuesday's open line      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Green Days American Idiot Tops U.K. Charts Ahead Of Trumps Visit

    American Idiot was originally inspired by American political events that occurred around the time it was released, such as George W. Bushs presidency and the Iraq war."

    http://www.newsweek.com/green-days-america…
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    [size=14]President of the European Council of Trump before the NATO summit: respect your allies[/size] 2018/07/11 00:47 (Encyclopedia of this Day News | Iraq News ) - Direct: President of the European Council , "Donald Tusk , " the US president called for "Donald Trump" to stop criticizing the "NATO" allies about military spending levels ahead of the summit scheduled on Wednesday. Tusk, after signing a cooperation agreement between the European Union ...
              Washington calls on Berlin to prevent Iran from withdrawing huge sums of money      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=21]Washington calls on Berlin to prevent Iran from withdrawing huge sums of money 11 July 2018 06:50 p[/size] [rtl][size=12][rtl]Merkel[/rtl][/size] [/rtl]Baghdad Post [rtl] Iraq news   The United States has expressed concern that Iran has withdrawn huge sums of money from bank accounts in Germany.  Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, called on the German government to prevent Tehran from withdrawing a large sum of money from bank accounts in Germany to counter ...
              Abadi: We started steps a few months ago to reduce the number of foreign advisers in Iraq      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=21]Abadi: We started steps a few months ago to reduce the number of foreign advisers in Iraq July 10 2018 10:43 PM[/size] [rtl][size=12][rtl]http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/story/111766/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A3%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%AE%D8%B7%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%82%D8%A8%D9%84-%D8%A3%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%B1-%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%82%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A8-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82Prime ...
              Washington accuses Tehran of using its embassies to plan "terrorist attacks"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=21]Washington accuses Tehran of using its embassies to plan "terrorist attacks" 11 July 2018 01:02 p[/size] [rtl][size=12][rtl]US State Department[/rtl][/size] [/rtl]Baghdad Post [rtl] Iraq news   The US State Department on Tuesday accused Iran of using its embassies to plan terrorist attacks and called on all countries to carefully check all Iranian diplomats.    "In Saudi Arabia, we discussed how Iran is using its embassies as a cover for planning terrorist ...
              Saudi protest against the excesses of the mullahs in the Saudi territorial waters in the Arabian Gul      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=21]Saudi protest against the excesses of the mullahs in the Saudi territorial waters in the Arabian Gulf 11 July 2018 01:58 p[/size] [rtl][size=12][rtl]Iranian boats[/rtl][/size] [/rtl]Baghdad Post [rtl] Iraq news   Saudi Arabia has filed a memorandum of protest with the United Nations against the frequent violations of Iranian boats and boats by Saudi Arabian waters in the Persian Gulf, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The memo pointed out that the Iranian violations affect ...
              This is what Maliki discussed with the delegation of the coalition of Iraqi forces      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    This is what Maliki discussed with the delegation of the coalition of Iraqi forces Baghdad / .. The head of a coalition of state law Nuri al-Maliki, Tuesday, a delegation of the coalition of Iraqi forces headed by Mohammed Iqbal. "The meeting discussed the future of the political process and the ongoing dialogues between the national forces with the aim of forming the largest bloc within the parliament," Maliki's media office said in a statement. Maliki stressed that "the need ...
              Iran's central bank "surrendered" to the collapse of the currency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=14]Iran's central bank "surrendered" to the collapse of the currency[/size] 2018/07/10 21:27 (Encyclopedia of this day , news | Iraq News ) - Twilight News / Iranian central bank did not find an option to cope with the collapse of the local currency only open a secondary market of hard currency on Tuesday, down from efforts to 3 months continued only to impose exchange and one of the riyal against the dollar, after Fell to record highs. The new market will meet ...
              The Central Bank reveals huge debts to the government      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [rtl]The Central Bank reveals huge debts to the government[/rtl] [rtl][size=10]Date of release: 2018/7/11 8:24 • 385 times read[/rtl][/size] [rtl] {Baghdad: Al-Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq, revealed huge debts owed to him by the government. The central bank governor Ali al-Alaq said in a press statement that "the view of the bank based on economic considerations, financial and monetary, believes that the best use of excess amounts by balancing the current year of oil exports ...
              Wisdom: America is the owner of the Kid and the political map does not need to intervene      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=28]Wisdom: America is the owner of the Kid and the political map does not need to intervene 09:00 - 11/07/2018 0 [/size] Information / Baghdad ..Al-Hakim warned Wednesday against the American administration's efforts toward the world and Iraq in particular, stressing that Iraq does not need US intervention in drawing up the political map of the next government."The political map does not need the United States, although Iraq needs the countries that are associated with ...
              Planning: low population growth rate, fertility and births in Iraq      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Planning: low population growth rate, fertility and births in Iraq The Central Bureau of Statistics in the Ministry of Planning in a report published on Wednesday, the decline in population and fertility growth rates in Iraq.Iraq and the world celebrate the International Day of Population annually, which coincides with the celebration of this year with the preparations and preliminary preparations for the implementation of the General Population Census in 2020, and adopt the International ...
              Disclosure of the government's intention to cancel the "privatization of electricity"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Disclosure of the government's intention to cancel the "privatization of electricity" As the intensification of angry demonstrations in the southern provinces and central to demand the provision of electricity, coinciding with high temperatures in, reveal political leaks about the existence of a government tendency to cancel the controversial privatization project.Iraq is suffering from a severe crisis due to the electricity crisis, despite the spending of about $ 41 billion ...
              "The Journal News" is unique to reveal a "secret plan" for the popular crowd will surprise Washingto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    "The Journal News" is unique to reveal a "secret plan" for the popular crowd will surprise Washington for this reason On December 9, 2017, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the full control of Iraqi forces on the Syrian-Iraqi border and the end of the war against the country's military "terrorist" organization, until the demands for disbanding and disarming the Popular Forces were raised within the international community, some of them local.Washington ...
              The third annual Iraqi-European Business and Investment Forum opens in Athens      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The third annual Iraqi-European Business and Investment Forum opens in Athens Today, the third annual Iraqi-European Business and Investment Forum, scheduled for 11-12 July 2018, will take place on the InterContinental Hotel - Athens.The forum is attended by the President of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks Wadih al-Hantal, the Secretary-General of the Arab-Greek Chamber Rashad Mabjar and the President of the Fund for the Reconstruction of Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations ...
              Iraq starts buying water from countries in the region      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [ltr]Iraq starts buying water from countries in the region[/ltr] [ltr][Ayna-Baghdad]  The Ministry of Transport, the government's intention to buy water through the vessels of the basin of neighboring countries to satisfy thirsty residents of Basra province, the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates, in the latest indication of the magnitude of the worsening crisis in Iraq called the country of the two rivers.[/ltr] [ltr]"Under the direction of the Prime Minister, the Iraqi Ministry ...
              Abadi: The withdrawal of American combat troops is limited to the United States      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=28]Abadi: The withdrawal of American combat troops is limited to the United States 20:13 - 10/07/2018 0 [/size] Information / BaghdadPrime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that a US decision to withdraw its own troops from Iraq and Syria would be taken from the United States.Abadi said during the weekly press conference, attended by the information that "the withdrawal of US combat troops is limited to the United States," pointing out that "Washington ...
              NATO policy makes a pledge to Iraq      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=32] NATO policy makes a pledge to Iraq[/size] [size=18] Twilight News      2 hours ago[/size] NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO's new mission to train Iraqi security forces would help prevent the return of terrorism to Iraq. Stoltenberg told reporters on the eve of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11-12 in Brussels that "this mission, which is scheduled to be approved by members of the alliance, will be non-combat, but it will help Iraq to prevent ...
              Washington: We are studying the request of some countries for exemption from sanctions against Iran      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=14]Washington: We are studying the request of some countries for exemption from sanctions against Iran[/size] 2018/07/10 20:39 (Encyclopedia of this Day News | Iraq News ) - Direct: US Secretary of State said that the United States will consider requests from some countries to waive the sanctions that will be applied in November to prevent the export of Iranian oil. Mike Pompio told Sky News during his visit to Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that some countries had asked the United ...
               Mohammed El-Erian: US winner of the war of trade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [size=14]Mohammed El-Erian: US winner of the war of trade[/size] 2018/07/10 21:10 (Encyclopedia of this Day News | Iraq News ) - Live: The economist said Mohamed El - Erian said with continuing tensions around the world, the United States will win the trade war. "The United States is the winner of the commercial war and will be able to do that," Al-Arian told CNN. The former PEMCO chairman explained that given the performance of the US financial markets relative to ...
              Publication of the instructions for the appointment of the government to the Iraqi fact sheet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [rtl]Publication of the instructions for the appointment of the government to the Iraqi fact sheet[/rtl] [rtl][size=10]Date of release: 2018/7/10 21:26 • 263 times read[/rtl][/size] [rtl] (Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Ministry of Justice announced on Tuesday the publication of instructions on the appointment of the grades resulting from the movement of owners, in the Iraqi fact sheet. A copy of the new issue of the Iraqi fact sheet No. 4497 ​​was issued and included the instructions for ...
              Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 11, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Restored Republic via a GCR as of July 11, 2018

    Compiled 11 July 12:18 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces,” Byington’s Before It’s News articles on an international Cabal Vatican-organized Child Exploitation Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

    The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

    Judy Note: After reviewing the below it is my opinion that the RV was likely to be released before our present Cabal fiat financial system collapsed, though there appeared to be a temporary blackout on intel on it. Rumor was that the GCR (aka HSBC Zim redemptions, along with private exchanges) began yesterday July 9 in Hong Kong and such was working it’s way to the US. Some claimed they had received their monies for Humanitarian Projects.

    For security reasons all Zim holders (as well as private exchanges) might be completed before the general public was allowed to exchange. Public exchanges were said scheduled to begin Aug. 1, a day after Zimbabwe elections on July 30 and after the gold standard GCR was expected to be formally announced.

    In Aug. we might look for Clinton Server content release, along with the beginning of mass arrests; Sept. may find the unsealing of Indictments, Grand Juries, official government disclosure on 9/11 and more mass arrests. If the gold-standard announcement was not already made, it could be announced in Oct., along with prosecutions on elites, with charges that included Treason. Hopefully Nov. would see children rescued from international trafficking rings, US Troops coming home and a Military Parade on Election Day Nov. 11 designed to be used as a cover for a Washington DC Lockdown because of Tribunals on crooked politicians. The Trials should wrap up in Dec. 2018.

    A. A Possible Timeline:

    Fulford: “According to Pentagon sources the asset-backed Quantum Financial System is ready, but awaits the Trump-Putin Summit, the Global Financial Reset, mass arrests and geo-political resolutions.”

    Wed, Thurs. July 11, 12: Trump scheduled to meet with NATO.

    Thurs. July 12 - The Central Bank of Iraq was having mandatory training for all private banks that concluded on Wed. July 12.

    Fri. July 13: Trump scheduled to meet with British PM Theresa May and the Queen where all assets stolen by the Crown and other Cabal would be returned to the people.

    Mon. July 16: Trump and Putin Summit in Finland.

    Monday July 30: Zimbabwe’s election, after which an announcement of their Gold-Standard and subsequent RV, which was expected to be a lynchpin for the U.S. to announce their Gold-Standard and officially set off the Global Currency Reset, plus implementation of GESARA law. Zimbabwe Bank Memo Effective 9th July 2018

    Aug, Sept, Oct, Fulford, Pentagon: “There would be a new wave of mass arrests in August, official government disclosure about 9/11 in September, and a major economic announcement in October.”

    B. Timeline According to Q:

    Aug: The Great Awakening: Clinton Server contents released to public

    Sept: Indictments unsealed, Grand Juries formed, along with mass arrests

    Oct: Sessions starts prosecutions, with charges of Treason at end of month

    Nov: Military Parade Cover for Washington DC Lockdown and Tribunals, US Troops come home, Trafficked Children rescue.

    Dec: Trials wrap up

    C. July 10 2018 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net: 712-770-4016 pin123456#

    1. In Iraq the ATM machines with the lower denominations were being used with a Dinar to US Dollar rate of $6 to $7.

    2. Dr. Shabbi has said that the Dinar could support a rate of up to $16.00.

    3. Abadi has officially been welcomed as the PM of Iraq.

    4. More than 142 and 164Traunches of $900 Quadrillion each have moved around the world, been confirmed and all but a few have been distributed. The last eight sets of two were distributed this morning to various paymasters. All Traunches should be complete by 2 am EST tomorrow morning July 11.

    5. There was a possibility of getting started this afternoon July 10, but there were security concerns. They addressed over 80% of those concerns by this afternoon and 100% should be completed tonight sometime, July 10.

    6. For our own security the NSA would be tracking us back and forth from our redemption center appointments via our cellphones.

    7. The rates on the screens were blinking until 2 pm EST today July 10, when the rates became solid.

    D. July 10 2018 2:19 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for July 10, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)

    1. All nations were being reformed from the inside to support GESARA law.

    2. Currently the Alliance was in the process of exposing the Cabal even further, which would result in a temporary blackout of intel.

    3. According to sources, there was motive to release the RV before the old Cabal financial system went into a downward spiral, for a crash of the current financial system would cause mass civil unrest. Preventing such was the Alliance's main priority.

    4. Direct deposits have been scheduled for QFS accounts of currency holders. This was being done in order for currency holders to quickly access funds once the RV event officially began.

    5. The method of exchanging/redeeming your currencies remained unclear - bank appointment, or quantum mechanics? Be prepared for anything.

    E. July 9 2018 11:49 pm EST, Zap: "Wonderful Week" - ZAP Update - The Office of POOFness - 7.9.18

    1. The release is done for us. Tomorrow July 10 lawyers begin the primary wires out to recipients – one of which is us.

    2. The Trust is still getting the new systems fixed up.

    3. This is now measured in days and hours, not weeks and months.

    4. Soon we should be hearing RV news that is really good.

    F. July 10 2018 1:25 am EST X22 Report (videos): (Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1611: Wave of Inflation is About to Hit | Q: Timeline Of Events

    Video #2 Q Report Timeline of Events

    Jan: Clinton server confiscated, (already have Wiener laptop).

    Feb: Mendoza steps down.

    March: Sessions fires McCabe.

    April: Trump hires Julianne.

    May: Manafort’s son makes a deal.

    June: Trump meets Moon, NK Summit, IG Report.

    July: AI Investigation, Sessions, Trump meets with Queen, Putin.

    Aug: Great Awakening, Server contents released to public.

    Sept: Indictments unsealed, Grand Juries, Big arrests.

    Oct: Sessions starts prosecutions, Treason charges at end of month.

    Nov: Military parade as cover for DC on lockdown and Tribunals, US Troops come home, Trafficked Children rescued.

    Dec: Trials wrap up.

    Video #1

    Top Brexit official resigned, Boris Johnson resigned right after the top Brexit official. The Brexit is in trouble and it might not happen. China orders its news agencies not to use aggressive language against Trump. The Fed has really turned up the collapse plan. They are now predicting inflation is going to hit. The Fed has now removed its data, says the yield curve is not important and the MSM at the same time is pushing how the economy is getting worse and we will see a recession coming very soon.

    G. July 10 2018 12:00 pm EST Clinton, QAnon, Pentagon (video): (Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [7.9] Hill & Bill Fly Commercial | QAnon | Space Force | Pentagon Audit: An "Unpleasant Surprise"

    H. Q - The Plan To Save The World: https://bit.ly/2IvWF5Y

    I. US Federal Witness Due To Testify Against Hillary Clinton For Drug Crimes Killed In Massive Explosion: https://bit.ly/2N2GYG9

    J. 'Unpleasant surprises' expected in Pentagon audit: https://bit.ly/2KTkABz

    K. Sealed Indictments by State:
    https://qanon.pub/data/images/950ffc514becbcf660641ded72f1e8b44af9cb059a9b3b36f4946a88c0a5109d.jpeg

    L. July 10, 2018 Obama, Clinton to be Tried for Treason, Terrorism, Capt. Dave Bertrand, Ret: http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2018/07/proof-obama-clinton-will-be-tried-for-treason-terrorism-3388749.html

    M. July 10 2018 Fulford: https://eraoflight.com/2018/07/10/benjamin-fulford-full-report-arrests-in-august-9-11-announcement-in-september-and-jubilee-in-october/#more-72066

    N. July 10 2018 11:59 am EST Trump Preparing for What is Coming: Trump is Preparing the Normies for What is Coming

    Updates for the Past Week:

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 10, 2018

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 9, 2018

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 8, 2018

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 7, 2018

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 6, 2018

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 5, 2018

    Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of July 4, 2018
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    Article:
    "Learn about the security features of the world's most highly traded currency"

    Now why do you suppose an Iraqi news site would post an article about currencies that are highly traded in the world?? ... Showing their security features ... Just a random thing?? ... Or on purpose?? ... To educate?? ... IMO.
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    Mountain Goat

    So what do we look for once the Electoral Commission says all the re-counting is completed? 1.The Judicial must ratify the election results as completed (re-count of the ballots completed and certified by the Judiciary) looks like not until around end of July, as best. 2.seating the three presidents – new prime minister, speaker of the house and the ceremonial president and his three vice presidents. 3. sense of political stability in Iraq. 4.maintained security with the region. Note: I do not believe that the prime minister needs to seat his entire cabinet of ministers at this time for the RV...

    We DO know the reinstatement of the dinar MUST happen someday very, very soon;
    We DO know how they intend to do it;
    We DO even know (or can come very close to) the expected new anchor rate once they move from the de facto peg to the new SDR peg;
    We DO know the dinar will be on a MANAGED FLOAT once on FOREX;
    We DO know the new dinar categories will “coincide” with the large 3 zero notes for up to 10 years (meaning no LOP);
    We DO know the banks have been notified of these upcoming exchanges and are preparing for us;
    We DO know that our prize is the IRAQI dinar and not the ZIM, Rial or any others of this notion of a GCR or other currency scams;
    We DO know the impact this will have on the Iraqi economy and the world;
    We DON’T know the exact timing!
    ______________________________________________________

    Ghost (KTFA)

    [New Guru - Lieutenant Colonel - 4 tours of Iraq] Our blessing was to go down in 2010, but because of security and stability reasons it hasn't been able to. But, all of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. I do believe that with all of my heart. We actually have some intelligence today that is going to push our blessing to the next level.

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    THE BIG CALL WITH BRUCE TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2018, INTEL ONLY

    TRANSCRIBED BY PINKROSES (Thank you, PinkRoses. ~ Dinar Chronicles)


    Bruce: Welcome Everybody, to the Big Call tonight. Let’s talk a little bit where we are now. I want you to realize when I bring you some information most of it is based on what has occurred even in the last couple of days or even today. Most of the time Intel comes in throughout the day to me on a regular basis. Today was a little bit different. We got a little bit of information this morning and around lunchtime, around 2:00pm to 2:30pm we got some. Then that was it for the rest of the evening so far. That is a little unusual. There is sort of a quiet out there right now, but we are able to glean some information from what we are hearing. It is always different. Notice most of what I bring is different from anybody else out there. It is because my sources are different. That just speaks to the variety of people and the type of people we have fortunately that can bring information to me, and that is kind of why.

    Bruce: For example, we talked about Iraq until we are blue in the face. Iraq is in a situation where their ATMs we confirmed were being used with the lower denominations coming out. We did confirm the Iraqi dinar has a rate between $6 and $7 on the front screens. We also confirmed that there has been a number of cities in the United States and Canada that have done exchanges for their Iraqi dual citizens starting yesterday morning. We got that confirmed. That was first hand situations there. You go wait a minute. Why is that? They have and they were invited due to connections thru their Qi cards thru Chase and Rafidain Bank. It was a way to have taken care of those people in the dinar. There is activity that is going on that is new. It is something that has not happened before. See what is interesting to me is what I am getting is it something new and has happened before? Is this something that was for the first time? It was starting yesterday morning.

    Bruce: What is interesting is that we know that Dr. Shabbi who was head of the CBI back in the day when he spoken to the US Chamber of Congress, I believe it was 2012. He said when he was asked by someone in the audience what the rate of the dinar could support. He said the Iraqi dinar could support over $16. Even though we are not there yet, I think the dinar will get traded as a gold back currency up to that point and maybe beyond. Are you going to hold it long enough for that to happen? I don’t know that I would. I am just saying that there will be movement.

    There should be upward movement with all these gold back currencies that we know of. We are up to 7 to 8 that are already gold backed. That is a little bit of heads up that is going on with Iraq.

    Bruce: We know Abadi has been officially welcomed as Prime Minister of Iraq again. It was a little bit of back and forth on that, but we knew that he was going to be the Prime Minister and it is official. Has the rate been put out publicly? May be not yet. I don’t think we are going to see a public rate on the dinar until we go and start. It is already on the screens. So we know it. If you are in the bank and the privilege to see it. Those of us who are not in front of the banks screens don’t see it. Personally I do not care anymore, because I know what it is, what it is going to be, and what it is worth. The good news is Iraq has been celebrating and they are good with this. Everything is moving along nicely over there. Let’s move beyond that.

    Bruce: We talked in the last couple of calls about these huge mega tranches. These are large movements of money that has occurred the last couple of weeks. They are $900 to $950 quadrillion each. They are in pairs. The last go around was 82 pairs. That is `64 individual tranches. That is I64 times $950 quadrillion. That is going to be a lot. The liquidity that has been moving around and that was the last grouping. The first grouping was around 126 or something like that tranches. It might have been 142 tranches. Then we had another 164 tranches. I do not know if that is all of them or not. It should be.

    Bruce: I would say this, those tranches have all been received, all been confirmed, and all but a few have been distributed. Yesterday we knew that last night at 9pm or10pm they were going to start distributing the last 8 pair and that would be 16 tranches. The last 8 pair sets of 2 were going to start to go out. Guess what? We had information showing at 9pm or 10pm that would start. It was more like in the morning that they started. They started to go out to the various paymasters at certain intervals. One interval was between 3.5 to 4 hours between them. Then the next interval was 6 hours. Then back to 3.5 to 4 hours, and then back to 6 hours. If you work that long enough you say wait a minute. If it started then and we track this thru last night, and we got an update this morning, and we got an update around 2:30pm this afternoon, we had only 2 more sets of those tranches to go. If my math is right, they should be completed somewhere between midnight and 1am in the morning.

    Bruce: Those tranches of funds that were being distributed they have already been received. They just needed to be paid out to various paymasters in the amounts they needed to move. Those are finishing up. Maybe that is it for now. I don’t know if there are more scheduled or this is it. My understanding was those needed to be complete before we started. I got information last night that was indicating there was a possibility of getting started Tuesday afternoon. Of course I was excited. Let’s get these numbers and get started. Boom Boom Boom.

    Bruce: There was one caviar, one concern. Was there a concern of security that needed to be addressed before a start? Yes. We did not get started this afternoon as I had hoped. The good news is they have addressed about 80% of those security concerns by this afternoon. This is where it gets in the weeds a little bit. The NSA will be helping us by tracking our cell phones as we set our appointments and as we go to our Redemption Centers for Zim redemption. Then they will track us on the way back home for a short period of time once we are home. A little bit more time to make sure everything is cool. What it is for? It is for our protection. It is part of security. There is just some fine tuning that needed to be done regarding that situation using the phones, GPS, and so on. There are some situations that they have to work through. My understanding is they should have that complete by somewhere in the 10:00pm to 10:30pm range tonight EST. I can’t hold it to an exact time because I do not know. I say okay. I guess that means we are probably put off to at least overnight tonight or in the morning.

    Bruce: We have those two factors. We have the tranches that are going to wrap up somewhere close to midnight to 1:00am. Then we have security concerns that hopefully will be knocked out before midnight. Then we have the rates on the screens were all blinking today until around 2:00pm. Then they came up solid. All the rates are on the screens solid. I know they can come off and come back on and all that good stuff, but they were solid. We should be good to go if they are still solid.

    Bruce: Is there anything else? We knew about the tranches. We did know about that, because I reported that the last two calls maybe before that, but I did not know about these security concerns. Is there anything else out there? This is what usually happens. We think we are ready to go, we even get start times sometimes, sometimes I have a window, a start time of this or that, but what has happened is certain things that we did not know about surfaced. That is the additional bug on the windshield, the pebble on the road that we didn’t know about or we didn’t see. That is what makes this such a challenge because we gather all the puzzles pieces we can. We start putting back the puzzle together, and we say wait a minute. We are missing some pieces. We can’t put the picture completely back together because we are missing a couple of pieces. Then we find those pieces. Then we put those in. Then wait a minute. We have a few more.

    Bruce: I am giving you the very best that I have. Truth as I receive it. Now I do get some stuff that is a little bit let’s just call it I wouldn’t be wise to say some of the things I do hear, but I try to do the best that I can to give you what I can say. So that is what I can do. That is what I do. I want you to know that that this ride for this blessing we are on effects me, Sue, even Bob, and Pastor Steven is affected by it. We all have things lined up ready to go. We all do. We all are sitting on Go. It is like we are in the starting blocks and our backs are getting sore because we have been crouched down in that start position for so long. We need to stand up and walk it off and shake it off a little bit and then get down in the starting block. That is quite like how it feels like sometimes.

    Bruce: I have told you for years keep your Plan A moving. Whatever you are doing, keep doing. Don’t quit your job. If you don’t have a job, then get a job. Be somebody. You can’t put your whole reliance on this blessing yet. It is coming, and maybe it is that close, right there, but we have to pretend on the one hand it is not here. It could be a few days. I don’t want to speak it. It might not be tomorrow. It might not. I don’t know what else is out there. I do not know what else that could be a factor yet. It is always a surprise to me if I find out. Oh, that had to happen. Then it is fixed and we move onto the next thing. Even what I had last night was so strong for today that I thought it we were golden, ready to start, and then we didn’t. That affects me. It affects you.

    Bruce: When we get those numbers and I do not care what time of day or night it is. Would I rather have them a reasonable time of day? Yes, I would, but I do not care when they come. When they do come, I will respond very quickly. I will do my very best to notify everybody that I need to notify, and get it out as quickly as possible. I am excited getting started. I think we all are ready. We all are excited I just want to implore you to stay patient, or even crank up the patience if you are running out of it. Just be ready. I know you think you are ready. I know I think I am ready. Be ready and be ready to respond and have some fun going in and getting these exchanges and redemptions done. Other than that I can tell you that is about where we are. That is as far as I know right now. I talked about security concerns which are primarily around our phones, and about the tranches wrapping up tonight. That is all I know that is left. That is all I know. Let’s hope that is the truth that is all that is left and we can get started.

    Bruce: Thank you very much Pastor Steven, Sue, and Bob. Thank you Big Call listeners. Thank you everybody for tuning in so faithfully. We will talk to you when we talk to you. Appreciate it everybody have a great night. God Bless you all.

    THANK YOU BIG CALL AND BRUCE, HUGSSS
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    Ivantulafitov:

    https://twitter.com/brett_mcgurk?lang=en Spent five days in #Iraq and #Syria focused on completing campaign to defeat #ISIS and stability in liberated areas. On Thursday, @SecPompeo will convene 52 members of our @coaliton in #Brussels to discuss details. Follow through critical.

    this is good too Secretary of State Pompeo https://twitter.com/SecPompeo?lang=en

    he is all over the middle east

    Smitty76:
    He Visited Afghanistan, Vietnam, Interesting….. Wonder if he will make a stop in Iraq as well.

    Luvwulfs:
    Come on folks, look at Trumps schedule. NATO for the next 2 days, UK and then Putin in Helsinki. It is a Presidential Envoy going to Iraq

    Lakelady:
    Just WOW on Frank's call.

    Speedy:
    Mr. ghost said He was involved in combat all over Iraq in both Iraq comflicts !!! Also involved in combat in Afghanistan !!! Mr Ghost had extensive harrowing combat experience…He also stated that the circumstances are good to see our gift !!!

    Smitty76:
    Ghost's statement that President Trump will be in Iraq on Friday, if true, is very exciting

    I read that a US Rep named McGurk (sp) was in Iraq now, maybe setting up for Potus, Time will tell

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    Blinkster » July 10th, 2018


    Peeps, a friend of mine found this on the Govt of Iraq Twitter PAGE:

    First. this statement posted by PM Abadi today 7/10/18:

    "PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I will travel to Brussels later to meet with leaders and heads of government attending the NATO Summit to discuss enhanced training for Iraqi forces and to share Iraq's considerable experience in fighting terrorism."

    Gee, I believe President Trump will be there as well. I don't think it would be Abadi going, if he hasn't captured a second term as PM of Iraq, IMO. I also believe, IMO, that Abadi will be in his second term as PM when this meeting takes place. IMO.

    But I happened to find this below the above post, scrolling past that post and found maybe even more importantly, three or more statements about TODAY 7/10/18 being the first anniversary of the liberation of Mosul (!!!):

    "PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Today we mark the first anniversary of the liberation of Mosul which Daesh declared as the capital of their fake state, but the Iraqi people defeated them"

    There are at least four posts there confirming this anniversary date, some with pics posted.

    Friends, there it is. As Frank/Teams accurately reported, Mosul was DONE long before late Sept/Oct of 2017 as the press would have had us believe. July 10 2017 was the date of the defeat of Daesh in MOSUL... which means PRESS MANIPULATION of timelines and reporting!!!!

    I think in fairness to Frank & Teams, this needs to be seen!!

    Popeye7 » July 10th, 2018

    Great stuff Blinkster... With what was reported by Ghost last night in his opinion, this event should occur anytime this week... In fact, I remember him stating that he would be disappointed if it did not... Such a great call, and cannot thank everyone enough for it...

    By the way, tomorrow is one of those Christine Lagarde (IMF head spokesperson) kind of days from a numbers standpoint... 7/11/2018... 7 times 11 is 77...

    Add the two 7's together, and we have 14... 14 plus the number that 2018 when compressed (2+0+1+8=11) 14+11 equal 25... Compress the 2, and the 5, and we have the sum of 7 once again...

    We shall see what tomorrow brings in accordance to God's plan in all of this...

    Don961 » July 10th, 2018

    Scary scenarios : Who is affected by the closure of the Strait of Hormuz ?


    2018/7/10 06:15:06 PM

    Iran faces serious challenges in the face of the imminent resumption of Washington sanctions after its suspension in 2015 and its efforts to "reduce Iran's oil revenues to zero" by not allowing Tehran to export oil and calling on the Allies to stop importing it by November 4 "without any exceptions Or delay ".

    The US call received a response from some Asian countries and companies, although China has not officially announced its intention to stop buying Iranian oil. Turkey, a member of NATO, has also formally challenged US threats not to cut off its trade relations with Iran Orders from other countries "and will continue to import oil and gas from Iran.

    In May, US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the "Comprehensive Joint Action Plan" (Iran's nuclear agreement) signed between Iran and the five major powers plus Germany in 2015, renew the sanctions already imposed by those countries, The US administration will enter into force on November 4.

    In the context of American pressure on allied countries, Japan was forced to cancel a planned visit by the prime minister to Iran on July 11, and the canceled visit was the first visit by a senior Japanese official in 40 years; giant companies decided to withdraw from the agreements with Iran by November 4, Along with European shipping companies, and others who have indicated their intention to leave Iran.

    In Berne, Switzerland, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said on July 2 that "preventing Iran from exporting its oil means that no one in the region will be able to export its oil," referring to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq, Field of natural gas, and depend on its export on the Strait of Hormuz. ​

    In response to an implicit invitation from President Hassan Rowhani, Iran's Revolutionary Guard explicitly supports the closure of the Strait of Hormuz if US partners respond to its call for a complete halt to the purchase of Iranian oil.

    Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders, including Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, and General Qassim Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, charged with carrying out the special operations of the Revolutionary Guards, were reported in Iranian media.

    The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow sea corridor between Iran and Oman. The Arabian Gulf reaches the Gulf of Oman on the one hand and the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean on the other. Its maximum width is 50 kilometers at a depth of 60 meters and the entrance and exit corridors are 10.5 kilometers. 20 to 30 tankers a day coming from Saudi Arabia, which exports about 88% of its oil production across the strait, and higher for both Iraq and the UAE, while Kuwait and Qatar export all their oil across the strait.

    The Strait of Hormuz absorbs oil traffic by 30 to 40 per cent of the world's oil trade by more than 17 million barrels per day; there are no alternatives available to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Iraq to export oil from the ports of Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

    Closing the Strait of Hormuz will lead to higher oil prices, natural gas in the global market and a turbulence in financial markets, which could lead to a collapse in the economies of some countries that rely heavily on financial speculation.

    The US Energy Information Administration's 2014 report notes that the closure of sea lanes for oil transport in the Middle East could lead to increases in overall energy costs and energy prices in the global market.

    These concerns, which China is aware of, have pushed the Assistant Foreign Minister to make intensive contacts with a number of Arab countries in the context of exerting more efforts to ensure stability in the Middle East and surrounding Iran, commenting on the threat of Iranian Revolutionary Guard leader Ismail Kuthari "Hormuz" in case the United States decided to block the export of Iranian oil.

    China imports part of its oil needs from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, as well as Iran, provided by the State of Qatar with natural gas; so any complete or partial closure of the Strait of Hormuz will have negative effects on the Chinese economy. ​

    During his tour of several European countries, the Iranian president is trying to secure tougher conditions for sanctions that the United States is working to impose in coordination with allies to stop buying Iranian oil following the US president's decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal. Exchange more than 23 billion dollars annually.

    Iran, the third-largest oil producer of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), exports more than 2.28 barrels of crude oil per day, according to data from the Iranian Oil Ministry for June 2018.

    Rohani believes that his European tour may prevent the complete collapse of the nuclear deal with the support of China and Russia, and some European countries that may be affected by US sanctions to prevent the export of Iranian oil.

    Iran, by threatening to shut down the vital Strait of Hormuz for global energy transfer, has sent multidimensional messages to the United States, the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council to boost domineering internal control and control and protests against the backdrop of the economic crisis. .

    While Iran's threats do not seem realistic and feasible for many reasons, they will in any way affect the confidence of oil and natural gas importers in the United States and elsewhere in the world that rely on safe and stable energy passage.

    On the military front, Iran will be able to threaten the security of the Strait of Hormuz and prevent the passage of oil tankers and commercial vessels through it.

    But according to the data, such a step would be a dangerous escalation that threatens the interests of the world's countries, especially the major ones, which will be pushed to take deterrent countermeasures using naval forces to impose energy security or engage in military confrontations. Iran knows that it will be the loser. The Iranians are determined to take risks at this stage of internal, regional and international crises.

    Iran can close the Strait of Hormuz for an indefinite period of time by simultaneously attacking and breaking several ships, creating a barrier to the passage of other tankers due to the relatively limited entry and exit entrances.

    However, according to data from the permanent deployment of naval forces from several countries, including the United States, the continued closure of the strait will not last for more than two to three weeks.

    Perhaps the most important is the implications for the world's major financial markets, the global oil market, and the prospect of price rises that would disrupt the world's economy. Iran may be the most affected by its deteriorating economy and internal turmoil, which could turn Iran into a military option to create multiple conflicts In the region as a punitive measure for the United States and its allies.

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    Starfire1 » July 10th, 2018

    Donald Trump got Wall Street's attention by saying the U.S. dollar is “too strong,” warning that a soaring greenback has “disadvantages” for U.S. companies doing a lot of business abroad.

    The value of the dollar versus a basket of foreign currencies, including Japan’s yen, the British pound and the euro, has risen more than 25% since the start of 2014. Those sharp gains include a nearly 1% drop after Trump suggested he prefers a weaker buck, which put the dollar in the red for 2017.

    Here's several things you should know about U.S. dollar policy:

    Higher dollar not good for U.S. companies selling overseas. The stronger the dollar the more expensive U.S. products are when sold abroad in markets with cheaper currencies. Consumers in those markets may choose to buy less expensive, non-American goods.

    Fewer foreign sales of American products translates to less profit for U.S. companies and fewer new jobs. The broad Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index, which is filled with large American companies such as retailer Walmart and heavy equipment maker Caterpillar, gets more than 43% of its total revenue from foreign sales.

    Strong greenback could derail Trump’s growth plans. Ironically, the dollar's rise has been partly a result of Trump’s proposed policies – corporate tax cuts, less regulation and more government spending. In short, Trump’s policies that push up the U.S. dollar could offset the benefits – and impede the success – of “Trumponomics.”

    If foreigners can’t afford to buy products and services exported from America, it could derail Trump’s plans to revive U.S. manufacturing.

    Recent dollar strength has also been driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve's stated plans to raise short-term U.S. interest rates at least three times this year, which would boost the current yield of 0.75% to 1.5%.

    Talking down the dollar breaks from precedent. Trump’s public preference for a weaker dollar contrasts with normal U.S. policy to promote a “strong dollar.” U.S. presidents normally refrain from talking specifically about the dollar, preferring to leave such commentary to the Treasury secretary, who normally sticks to the common refrain, “the U.S. supports a strong dollar.”

    A strong dollar, of course, signals strength and projects confidence in the U.S. The shifting message from Trump creates some confusion on Wall Street and a fresh uncertainty as to what the new White House administration will say and do next.
    To your success,

    John Russell
    Patriot Finances

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2017/01/19/trump-dollar/96719578/

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    THIS IS AMAZING INFO FROM GHOST & DELTA IN IRAQ--

    Listen to Franks guest 55 minutes in https://livestream.com/frank26/events/8284359/videos/177494042

    Subject: call listen

    hi, you have got to listen to franks call from last night ,,,wow start from the 51 mark
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    Entry Submitted by Snake & I.C. at 6:54 PM EDT on July 10, 2018

    "Re: Rock my GCR" by DinarDJ - 7.10.18

    "Re: Rock my GCR" by Galactic Journey Woman - 7.10.18

    I didn't ask anybody to like the song as the words say it all. Sometimes you just got to get mad and this song does it for me. Do I listen to this kind of music?, no, almost never. Frankly, I don't
    listen to music at all anymore. New music sucks and the old is worn out for me. I have spent 40 years playing classical guitar. I play most of the Bach pieces where I feel the cosmic flowing through me.

    What I do nowadays is ponder why people like you are on this site with your steady toxic drip, drip fouling the atmosphere. Now this place is turning into a bitter gossip rag with people trying to carefully cloak their words in dealing with you but it comes out the same, with the same old never ending back and forth spew.

    This is the man you seem to not get enuf of. Powerful Music like my selection, not pretty at all. I know you just don't get it. That's what we're trying to get you to see that ..YOU.. just don't get it!.

    Disturbed - Inside The Fire [Official Music Video]

    Disturbed-down with the sickness

    Disturbed - Land Of Confusion [Official Music Video]







    Snake says Go Away ..Get Out .. Get a Heart ..Get a Life.

    I.C. here, Yep! sorry dude, Snake just doesn't like you and your profound presumption that the Milque Toast(I like it as 2 words, yes I knew!) was all about you which you seem to have defensively latched on to yourself.

    DinarDJ, shouldn't you play a few Iraqi songs if you strut that title?. I have no wish to engage in gossip mongering with you so this is it you'll have to suffer the sounds of silence which seems particularly proclivitous of your nature (did I just make up a word?, oh my!).

    Gossip, gossip, gossip! gee what fun!. Let's just reek of the human from now on.

    I.C. you!
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     The sad truth is that individuals like Hussein who reach out to Jews and change their negative views about Israel are all too easily branded as traitors and harassed by their own. Rachel Wahba tells his story in The Times of Israel:

     Rachel Wahba

    Hussein’s story is unusual to say the least. His courage, after he unintentionally unearthed the truth in a land of censorship, is epic. He could not stop, and he could not stay silent once he started learning the truth about Jews, Israel, Christianity, and the world.

    The middle child in a Middle class mostly secular Muslim family, Hussein was eleven years old when he embarked on a religious path. He began praying several times a day, getting more and more devout. He found himself praying for the destruction of the Jews and Israel. By the time he was a teen he hated us with a passion, a budding Jihadi ready to fight the good fight against the Zionists.

    Obsessed with comic book Superheroes, Hussein channeled his hate in a wholly original way – He was going to be a superhero.  He, Hussein, would “learn everything about the Arch Enemy, the Jew,” the ultimate evil in the universe, responsible for everything wrong with civilization.

    He studied Hebrew, first on his own via the internet and then in university. He knocked on the door of the Israeli embassy in Cairo and got a hero’s welcome (they don’t get many visitors). They gave him books, a world opened.

    Threatening calls came to his home, He was arrested for a night, his father was arrested, he was told several times to stop visiting the embassy. He didn’t take the arrests seriously enough, he refused to stop blogging his new ideas.

    His consciousness expanded, his friends thought his new ideas were crazy, he kept learning. He studied Jewish history, and then Christianity. There were no Jews in Egypt, but he saw how Egyptian Christians (like Jews), were not the dirty, smelly, vile sub-human filth he was taught. He read about Israel. He wrote.
    Instead of becoming the Superhero he set out to be, he rejected Islam. He became a Zionist, an enemy of the state.

    He was arrested and tortured for two months until he lost the capacity to see color, to care about anything except dying. Eventually he was helped out of the country, to flee for his life, into America, where I first heard him speak on a panel with other dissidents from the Middle East.

    When I first met him, I asked about criticizing Islamic ideology without being silenced as “Islamophobic.”  He laughed, saying one cannot care about that. It was validating, because I am accused regularly, even when I am talking about my family’s experience. Even when I tell the story of how my Iraqi mother, accompanying her father to Basra on business, seeing the Shia merchant wash his hands to cleanse himself, after doing business with the Jewish merchant, my grandfather. This story is “Islamophobic.”

    The validation I experience and every Zionist feels with Hussein is a blessing. We need our story understood.

    I don’t have to explain to Hussein how sick to their core it makes Islamists that although they got rid of us Jews in their countries all over the Middle East, Israel rose and keeps thriving as a Jewish country in their midst.

    With Hussein I don’t have to find ways to explain the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish country, or how the Palestinians were and continue to be inhumanely groomed by Political Islamic ideology as a means to get rid of us after major aggressive wars to destroy the one Jewish country failed. I don’t have to try to convince him that the “refugee” issue and “peaceful protests” in Gaza that keep multiplying in numbers is a cruel sham. He knows.

    He knows first-hand, as did my family, as do most Jews from Arab lands, as does anyone who refuses to live in ignorance of a reality we have to wake up to if we want Israel to survive. This connection with him means the world to me.

    Read article in full
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    Seymour Hersh: High confidence means we "don't know squat"
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    Hersh is largely known for his intelligence and foreign affairs reporting - from the My Lai Massacre, for which he won a Pulitzer, to his reporting on detainee abuse in Iraq's Abu Gharib Prison, and most recently, on the steps taken by American ...


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              إدارة نادي الطلبة تسلم دفعة مالية للاعبي فريق الكرة      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    سلمت الهيئة الإدارية لنادي الطلبة الرياضي، دفعة مالية جديدة للاعبي فريق كرة القدم المشارك في الدوري العراقي الممتاز لكرة القدم. وذكر بيان صادر عن إدارة النادي ، إن “الهيئة الإدارية للانيق، قدمت دفعة من مستحقات لاعبي فريق كرة القدم”. وأضاف أن “إدارة النادي تعمل من اجل إعادة ترتيب أوراق الفريق ودعم صفوفه بلاعبين نجوم ومحترفين

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              الجيش السوري يضبط مضادات للدبابات فرنسية في درعا      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    ضبط الجيش السوري ، عدة أنظمة مضادة للدبابات من طراز أبيلاس الفرنسية في محافظة درعا جنوب البلاد. وذكر موقع Defense Blog الدفاعي نقلا عن وسائل إعلام سورية “ان الجيش السوري ضبط عدة أنظمة مضادة للدبابات من طراز (أبيلاس) الفرنسية في محافظة درعا جنوب البلاد”. واضاف “أن المضادات التي تم ضبطها صنعت في شركة Nexter الفرنسية

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              كربلاء:وقفة احتجاجية بسبب تردي الكهرباء وانقطاع المياه      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    نظم العشرات من أهالي محافظة كربلاء اليوم الأربعاء وقفة احتجاجية وسط المحافظة احتجاجاً على تردي الطاقة الكهربائية وانقطاع الماء. وقال مصدر مطلع إن العشرات من أهالي محافظة كربلاء نظموا وقفة احتجاجية وسط المحافظة احتجاجا على تردي الطاقة الكهربائية في المحافظة وانقطاع الماء بعدد من المناطق. وأضاف المصدر ,أن المحتجين طالبوا بتحسين الطاقة الكهربائية في المحافظة

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              وزارة العمل:استرداد مبلغ خيالي من متجاوزين على الإعانة الاجتماعية      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أعلنت وزارة العمل والشؤون الاجتماعية، عن استرداد نحو تسعة مليارات دينار من المتجاوزين على إعانة الحماية الاجتماعية في بغداد والمحافظات خلال النصف الأول من 2018. ونقل بيان للوزارة تلقته وكالة صدى عن مديرة عام صندوق الحماية الاجتماعية جاكلين صليوا قولها، ان “هيأة الحماية الاجتماعية ومن خلال عملية البحث الاجتماعي وتقاطع البيانات تمكنت من استرداد نحو

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              القوات الامنية تعثر على مضافة مؤثثة تحت الأرض في ديالى      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    عثرت القوات الأمنية في قيادة عمليات ديالى، على مضافة تابعة لعصابات داعش الارهابية، تحت الأرض. وقال الناطق باسم مركز الإعلام الأمني العميد يحيى رسول في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى ,ان المضافة “مكونة من خمس غرف تحوي أفرشة وأدوات طبخ ومولداً كهربائياً ومبردة هواء ومضخة ماء”. وأضاف كما عثرت القوات “على عبوة ناسفة خلال عملية تفتيش

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              مركز الاعلام الرقمي:الواتساب يضع علامة ” Forwarded ” فوق الرسائل المُعاد توجيهها      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    كشف تطبيق الواتساب عن قيامه بتصنيف الرسائل المُعاد توجيهها او ارسالها ( forwarded ) لشخص من جهة اخرى، وهذا التصنيف سيشمل النصوص، الصور، الفيديو ، الرسائل الصوتية، وذلك من خلال كلمة Forwarded . وهذا يعني ان المستخدم سيعرف، من الذي يقوم باعادة توجيه رسالة وصلت له، او من كتب الرسالة بنفسه، وذلك للحد من ظاهرة

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              تدمير مضافتين لداعش والقبض على 9 اشخاص مشتبه بهم في قرى كركوك      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    اعلن الناطق باسم مركز الإعلام الأمني العميد يحيى رسول، اليوم الأربعاء، تدمير مضافتين لداعش والقبض على9 اشخاص مشتبه بهم في قرى كركوك. وقال رسول في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى، إن “قوات الشرطة الاتحادية ضمن عمليات محافظة كركوك تفتيش قرى ( تل الشعير _ مطنطر _ تل الورد _ كابلكة _ هشتر والمناطق المجاورة لها _

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              المحكمة الاتحادية تقضي بعدم دستورية فقرة في الموازنة كانت تعرقل المشاريع الاستثمارية      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    قضت المحكمة الاتحادية العليا، بعدم دستورية شق في إحدى فقرات قانون الموازنة للعام 2018، من شأنها عرقلة تنفيذ المشاريع الاستثمارية. وقال المتحدث الرسمي للمحكمة إياس الساموك في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى، إن “المحكمة الاتحادية العليا عقدت جلستها برئاسة القاضي مدحت المحمود، وحضور القضاة الأعضاء كافة، ونظرت في الطعن الوارد على المادة (2/ ثانياً/ 19) من

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              البصرة:تظاهرات حاشدة احتجاجا على تردي الخدمات      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    افاد مصدر مطلع ، الاربعاء، بانطلاق تظاهرات شعبية حاشدة احتجاجاً على تردي الخدمات من الماء والكهرباء وعدم توفير فرص عمل للعاطلين تحت جسر التربية في البصرة. وقال المصدر  ،ان ” تظاهرات شعبية حاشدة انطلقت صباح اليوم احتجاجاً على تردي الخدمات من الماء والكهرباء وعدم توفير فرص عمل للعاطلين، تحت جسر التربية في محافظة البصرة “.

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              طبابة الحشد تواصل تجهيز وصيانة الأطراف الصناعية للجرحى      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    تواصل مديرية طبابة الحشد الشعبي، الأربعاء، تجهيز وصيانة الأطراف الصناعية للجرحى من الحشد الشعبي. وقال مدير مديرية طبابة الحشد الشعبي الدكتور ظافر فاضل في تصريح وتابعته وكالة صدى ان، ” مديرية الطبابة مسؤولة عن تجهيز وصيانة الطرف الصناعي بجميع مستلزماته للجرحى”، فضلا عن، “توفير العلاج المساند وتقديم كورسات العلاج الطبيعي”.  

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              تركيا تعتقل “داعية الراقصات” المثير للجدل عدنان أوكتار      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أوقف الأمن التركي المدعو “عدنان أوكتار” المعروف أيضا باسم “هارون يحيى”، في إطار عملية انطلقت، فجر الأربعاء، في خمس ولايات تركية، بينها إسطنبول، للقبض على الرجل و234 من أتباعه الذين يواجهون تهما مختلفة. ونقلت وكالة “الأناضول” عن مصادر أمنية قولها، إن من بين التهم الموجهة لهؤلاء الملاحقين: تأسيس تنظيم لارتكاب جرائم، واستغلال الأطفال جنسيا، والاعتداء

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              أسعار صرف الدولار مقابل الدينار العراقي ليوم 11-7-2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    بغداد – بورصة الكفاح 120,150 …. السعر في الصيرفات 119,500 120,500 —————- كربلاء 120,250 ……… كركوك 120,600 ……… الموصل 120,500 ……… البصرة 120,300 …… السماوة 120,350 ……. سامراء 120,350 ………. الفلوجة 120,250 ………. اربيل 120,500 ………. ميسان 120,200 ……….. الرطبة 120,500 ————– الليرة التركية 4,73 ————- التومان في مشهد 750-770 في الكفاح 760-767

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              اربيل:العد والفرز اليدوي لصناديق الاقتراع يبدأ غدا الخميس      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    من المقرر ان تبدأ لجنة القضاة المنتدبين العاملين في مفوضية الانتخابات، اجراء عملية العد والفرز اليدوي في اربيل يوم غد الخميس. وقال المصدر، ان لجنة القضاة المنتدبين العاملين في مفوضية الانتخابات، ستبدأ يوم غد الخميس اجراء عملية العد والفرز اليدوي في اربيل. واضاف المصدر ,انه تم البدء بعملية نقل الصناديق المشمولة بالعد والفرز اليدوي الى

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              عمليات بغداد تنوه الى تفجير مسيطر عليه لمخلفات حربية      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    عمليات بغداد تنوه الى تفجير مسيطر عليه لمخلفات حربية…يتبع

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              وزارة الصناعة تعلن انتاج مستحضرات طبية لمنع الجفاف      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أعلنت الشركة العامة لصناعة الادوية والمستلزمات الطبية {SDI} احدى شركات وزارة الصناعة والمعادن عن انتاجها من المستحضرات الطبية لمنع الجفاف ومراهم للجلد وعلاج العيون. ونقل بيان للوزارة وتلقته وكالة صدى, عن مدير عام الشركة ليث عبدالرحمن جاسم تأكيده “بسعي الشركة لتلبية احتياجات وزارة الصحة والبيئة والسوق المحلية ورفدها بمختلف الادوية والمستحضرات الطبية الرصينة”. وأشار الى

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              اليوم..كرواتيا على عتبة التاريخ وأنكلترا لإستعادة المجد      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    تلتقي كرواتيا مع إنجلترا، في نصف نهائي كأس العالم لكرة القدم في استاد لوجنيكي في موسكو مساء اليوم الأربعاء. وستجري المباراة في الساعة التاسعة بتوقيت موسكو {وهو ذات توقيت العاصمة بغداد}. ويتطلع المنتخب الكرواتي إلى بلوغ نهائي كأس العالم، لأول مرة في تاريخه، بينما يواجه يطمح نظيره الإنجليزي، العودة لمنصة التتويج بعد غياب دام 28

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              الشيخ عيسى قاسم يخضع لفحص مختص من قبل الطبيب الاستشاري في لندن      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    خضع آية الله الشيخ عيسى قاسم، امس الثلاثاء ، لفحص مختص من قبل الطبيب الاستشاري المعني بالمرض الذي يلم بسماحته بحسب بيان رقم 3. وجاء في البيان أنه “تبين بعد التشخيص الأولي والإجراءات الطبية المختلفة بتطابق التشخيص مع الأطباء المختصين في البحرين، وأن العلاج المطلوب متوفر في المستشفى الذي يرقد فيه سماحته حالياً في العاصمة

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              وزير الداخلية الاعرجي يودع وجبة من الجرحى المتوجهين لتلقي العلاج خارج العراق      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    ودع وزير الداخلية قاسم الأعرجي ، امس الثلاثاء ، وجبة جديدة من جرحى الوزارة من مختلف التشكيلات الأمنية في مطار بغداد الدولي وهم متوجهون لتلقي العلاج خارج البلاد وعلى نفقة الوزارة. وتمنى الاعرجي  في كلمة مقتضبة له للمصابين والجرحى الشفاء العاجل ، مثمنا تضحياتهم التي كان لها الفضل في تحرير الأرض ومحاربة الإرهاب، كما أوعز

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              جورج كلوني يتعرّض لحادث سير في ايطاليا      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    تعرّض الممثل العالمي جورج كلوني لحادث سير أثناء تجواله على دراجته النارية في إيطاليا. وفي التفاصيل، فقد كان النجم البالغ من العمر 57 عامًا، يستقل دراجته النارية على طريق كوستا كورالينا في منطقة سردينيا، وتحديدًا إلى جانب فندق Ollastu، متوجهًا إلى مكان تصوير فيلمه الجديد، عندما اصطدم بسيارة. وعلى الفور نُقل زوجة المحامية اللبنانية الأصل

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              وزير النفط يوعز الشركات المتعاقدة بحقل غرب القرنة/2 بتوفير فرص عمل لابناء البصرة      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    اوعز وزير النفط جبار اللعيبي،امس الثلاثاء، الى الشركات المقاولة الثانوية المتعاقدة في حقل غرب القرنة بتوفير فرص عمل جديدة لابناء المدن والمناطق المحيطة بالحقل. وقال اللعيبي في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى، إن “الوزارة حريصة على توفير فرص العمل لابناء محافظة البصرة وخصوصا المدن الواقعة بالقرب من الحقول النفطية”. واضاف اللعيبي، “اوعزنا الى ادارة شركة حقل

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              تايوان ترصد مليون دولار لإزالة الألغام في العراق وسوريا      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    خصصت تايوان مليون دولار، لتمويل عملية تطهير مناطق سوريا والعراق من الألغام، المستمرة في المناطق الخاضعة لنشاط تحالف واشنطن الدولي لمكافحة “داعش” في سوريا والعراق. ونقلت وكالة الأنباء الوطنية التايوانية وتابعته وكالة صدى , عن ستانلي كاو ممثل تايوان لدى الولايات المتحدة، أن بلاده كعضو مسؤول في المجتمع الدولي، لا يمكنها البقاء جانبا ولذلك قررت

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              واسط:وضع حجر الأساس لبناء مجمع حي الجامعة السكني      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أعلن مجلس محافظة واسط, اليوم الاربعاء، وضع حجر الأساس لبناء مجمع حي الجامعة السكني وبكلفة 63 مليون دولار. وقال مصدر, إن “محافظ واسط محمود عبد الرضا وضع الاساس لمشروع مجمع حي الجامعة السكني، الذي ينفذ من قبل إحدى الشركات الاستثمارية بكامل خدمات البنى التحية”. وأضاف أن “المجمع يحتوي على عدة نماذج من الوحدات السكنية تتضمن

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              العراق ثالث اكبر شريك تجاري عربي للصين      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    اعلنت الصين، امس الثلاثاء، ان العراق يعد ثالث اكبر شريك تجاري بالدول العربية، مبينا ان الصين تشتري كميات كبيرة من النفط العراقي. وقال السفير الصيني لدى العراق تشن ويتشينغ ان “العراق يعتبر اكبر شريك تجاري بالمنطقة ولسنوات طويلة”، مبينا ان “العراق يعد ثالث اكبر شريك تجاري بالمنطقة العربي بعد السعودية والامارات”. واضاف ويتشينغ ان “الصين

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              وزارة التخطيط:تنفيذ التعداد العام للسكان 2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    اكدت وزارة التخطيط اليوم الاربعاء استعدادتها لتنفيذ التعداد العام للسكان عام 2020،الذي يتزامن مع احتفالية اليوم  العالمي للسكان. وذكر بيان للوزارة تلقته وكالة صدى، أن “التقديرات السكانية الحديثة تشير الى ان معدل النمو السكاني في العراق اتجه نحو الانخفاض خلال العقود الثلاثة الماضية وهذا ناتج عن الانخفاض الحاصل في معدلات الخصوبة في العراق التي شهدت

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              وزارة الموارد تعلن إرسال إطلاقات مائية الى البصرة وتحدد موعد وصولها      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أعلنت وزارة الموارد المائية، عن إرسال إطلاقات مائية الى محافظة البصرة لمعالجة الشحة المائية فيها والملوحة. وقال مستشار الوزارة ظافر عبد الله في تصريح صحفي ان “ارتفاع نسبة الاطلاقات جاء بفعل الاجراءات التي اتخذتها وزارته من اجل تعزيز الكميات الواصلة الى البصرة”. وأشار الى “إرتفاع كمية الاطلاقات الواصلة الى محافظة البصرة من خلف ناظم قلعة

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              مصرف الرافدين يطلق الوجبة الرابعة من سلف الموظفين      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    hطلق مصرف الرافدين الوجبة الرابعة من سلفة موظفي دوائر الدولة التي تراوحت مابين الخمسة والعشرة ملايين دينار عن طريق ادوات الدفع الالكتروني. وقال المكتب الاعلامي للمصرف في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى, انه “تم صرف الدفعة الثالثة من سلف موظفي دوائر الدولة لنحو 1407 موظف”. وأوضح البيان ان “صرف تلك السلفة تم عن طريق ابلاغ الموظف

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              اذربيجان:توقيف 40 شخصاً اثناء احتجاجات      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أعلنت الأجهزة الأمنية الأذربيجانية مساء امس الثلاثاء مقتل شرطيين أثناء احتجاجات في مدينة غنجه غربي أذربيجان. وجاء في بيان مشترك للنيابة العامة ووزارة الداخلية وهيئة الأمن الوطني أن ضابطين في الشرطة برتبة عقيد ومقدم قتلا طعنا على أيدي “عناصر متطرفة”. وحسب معطيات الشرطة، فقد أوقف نحو 40 شخصا من المشاركين في فعالية احتجاجية غير مرخص

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              القوات الامنية تعثر على ورشة لتصنيع العبوات الناسفة والصواريخ في الموصل      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    اعلن مركز الاعلام الامني التابع الى وزارة الداخلية، الاربعاء، العثور على ورشة لتصنيع الصواريخ والعبوات الناسفة في الموصل. وقال الناطق باسم الداخلية اللواء سعد معن في بيان تلقته وكالة صدى، ان “مديرية شرطة القيارة التابعة لقيادة شرطة نينوى عثرت على ورشة لتصنيع العبوات الناسفة والصواريخ المحلية الصنع من مخلفات عصابات داعش الإرهابية”. واضاف ان “الورشة

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              روسيا:إجلاء ما يقرب من 3 آلاف شخص بسبب الفيضانات      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    أعلن المكتب الصحفي لإدارة مدينة تشيتا الروسية، أنه تم إجلاء حوالي ثلاثة آلاف شخص في المدينة بسبب الفيضان بمناطق إقليم “زابايكاليه” (ما وراء بحيرة بايكال) الروسي. في وقت سابق، ذكرت وزارة الطوارئ الروسية أن ثماني مناطق سكنية في خمس بلديات من مكونات إقليم ما وراء البايكال، تقع في منطقة الفيضانات، ويوجد هناك 200 منزل سكني

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    وزير الداخلية يعيد افتتاح الطريق الدولي بين بغداد الرمادي المغلق منذ 2014..يتبع

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              (Vermont) USED ARCUS 94 9MM PISTOL HI-POWER CLONE GOOD CONDITION - $ 350      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Used Arcus Model 94. This is a Bulgarian 9mm used by law enforcement in Europe and Iraq. 4.6" barrel, 2 Tone black/silver finish. Clone of the Browning Hi Power. Includes (1) 13 round mag.
              Canada offers to lead new NATO operation in Iraq      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops … Click to Continue »
              US buying 27,000 laser-guided rockets that only work on clear days and on planes that struggle to stay in the air for more bombing in Iraq and Syria      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Defense contractor BAE Systems was awarded a contract to produce 10,000 more APKWS laser-guided rockets on June 29, evidently on top of the 17,000 units already ordered under the US Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 budget, National Interest reported Tuesday. Warrior Maven reported that unguided Hydra 70 2.5-inch rockets are being upgraded with laser-guidance packages under the so-called Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS). Speaking with the news outlet, a US Air Force spokesperson said APKWS "provides the warfighter [with] a precision-guided, moving-target capability" that can be mounted on an F-16 Fighting Falcon or A-10 Warthog. Officials in the service have said that the demand for guided rockets among aircrews conducting operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria has been high, which might explain why so many more are being sought.
              Canada to lead new Iraq NATO training mission      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    PM Justin Trudeau announces new Canada led training mission in Iraq


              Seymour Hersh: High confidence means we "don't know squat" - NBCNews.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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    Seymour Hersh: High confidence means we "don't know squat"
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    Hersh is largely known for his intelligence and foreign affairs reporting - from the My Lai Massacre, for which he won a Pulitzer, to his reporting on detainee abuse in Iraq's Abu Gharib Prison, and most recently, on the steps taken by American ...


              Ensinar às meninas que elas têm direitos é 'crucial', diz Malala       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Em entrevista exclusiva ao G1 durante sua visita a Salvador nesta terça-feira (10), a paquistanesa que ganhou o Nobel da Paz defendeu a inclusão do ensino sobre a igualdade de gênero nas salas de aula. Malala Yousafzai dá entrevista em Salvador Egi Santana/G1 Na semana em que completa 21 anos, Malala Yousafzai, ativista paquistanesa e ganhadora do Nobel da Paz, conta, em entrevista exclusiva ao G1, que decidiu passar a data ao lado de jovens brasileiras ativistas dos direitos da população indígena e negra. A comemoração acontecerá nesta quinta-feira (12) no Rio de Janeiro, diz ela, e a população não-branca do Brasil entrou no seu foco principal por ser justamente a que mais sofre com a falta de acesso à educação. “Vemos que só 30% das crianças afro-brasileiras terminam a escola. As comunidades indígenas representam 0,5% da população, mas representam 30% dos que estão fora da escola ou são analfabetos. Então existe necessidade de apoio. E o meu objetivo é sempre alcançar as áreas onde o apoio é mais necessário”, afirma ela durante uma conversa de 15 minutos no pátio de um hotel no Centro Histórico de Salvador, depois de um almoço regado a guaraná e de ouvir a música “Parabéns a você” no batuque do Olodum. Nesta terça, ela anunciou que vai investir US$ 700 mil no trabalho realizado por três ativistas brasileiras, da Bahia, de Pernambuco e de São Paulo. Mas afirmou que ajudar na inclusão das 1,5 milhão de meninas do Brasil que atualmente estão fora da escola é só um passo em seu objetivo final: fazer isso com todas as 130 milhões de meninas nessa situação em todo o mundo. Para cumprir essa meta, ela afirma defender esforços em todas as áreas, inclusive a política, com leis que ajudem na evolução da igualdade de gênero. Para a jovem paquistanesa, oferecer informações a meninas sobre sua saúde sexual e sua educação sexual é "crucial", principalmente considerando as meninas que são vítimas de assédio. “Esse ensino só as lembra [as meninas] de que elas têm direitos independentemente de sua origem, ou de seu gênero. Acho que isso é crucial, e se isso for proibido, vai ser um grande desafio para atingir nosso objetivo de igualdade.” Malala Yousafzai dá entrevista em Salvador Egi Santana/G1 Malala se tornou conhecida no mundo todo em 2012, após ser baleada na cabeça por radicais do Talibã ao sair da escola. Ela seguia em um ônibus escolar e seu crime foi se destacar entre as mulheres e lutar pela educação das meninas e adolescentes no Paquistão. Os talibãs são contrários à educação das mulheres. Veja abaixo a entrevista de Malala ao G1: Por que você batizou sua rede com o nome Gulmakai (iniciativa do Fundo Malala que patrocina homens e mulheres que incentivam ou promovem a educação de meninas em vários países), que vem de um período em que você já era uma ativista, mas era anônima para o mundo? Passei por um período muito difícil, assim como muitas outras meninas na nossa região, o Vale do Swat no Paquistão, quando a educação de meninas era completamente banida, então as meninas não podiam ir para a escola e não podiam alcançar seus sonhos. E naquela época achei que precisava levantar minha voz, então comecei a escrever em um blog para a BBC sob o pseudônimo Gulmakai. Esse nome significa centáurea-azul (uma espécie de flor) na nossa língua, mas ele tem um significado maior para mim, que é levantar a voz, que é o ativismo. É assim que as pessoas locais lutam por suas comunidades. E a partir dessa perspectiva eu consegui ver isso globalmente também, porque já fiz tantas viagens, para a Nigéria, para regiões com refugiados sírios, e agora estou no Brasil, e vejo que existe um grande número de pessoas que estão trabalhando em suas comunidades e que apoiam suas comunidades, especialmente focando na melhoria das sociedades. Por que você começou a expansão da rede na América Latina especificamente pelo Brasil? Existem semelhanças entre o Brasil e os outros países que já estão na rede? O meu objetivo é ver na escola todas as 130 milhões de meninas que estão fora da escola agora. E por isso quero ter certeza de que vamos atingir todas as regiões globalmente. E no Brasil são 1,5 milhão de meninas, e vemos que a porcentagem é mais alta quando se trata de comunidades indígenas, comunidades afro-brasileiras. Só 30% das crianças afro-brasileiras terminam a escola. As comunidades indígenas representam 0,5% da população, mas representam 30% dos que estão fora da escola ou são analfabetos. Então existe necessidade de apoio. E o meu objetivo é sempre alcançar as áreas onde o apoio é mais necessário. É por isso que estamos no Brasil, no Nordeste, e focando nas comunidades indígenas e nas meninas afro-brasileiras, garantindo que elas também tenham oportunidades iguais às de quaisquer outras meninas para ter acesso à mesma educação. G1: As três ativistas selecionadas promovem atividades muito diversas. Existe alguma característica que todas elas têm, e que você está buscando? Conheci todas as três selecionadas. Estou muito animada para apoiar nossas novas defensoras e são US$ 700 mil investidos no Brasil, em educação. E todas as três são incríveis, só de olhar o histórico de trabalho e o que elas já fizeram até aqui, o ativismo é inspirador para mim e para todas as outras pessoas da equipe. E eu as defendo, as apoio e acho que uma coisa que elas têm em comum é a resiliência. Elas não vão desistir. Malala Yousafzai dá entrevista em Salvador Egi Santana/G1 Ontem você defendeu [em um evento em São Paulo] envolver os políticos nas conversas sobre educação durante as eleições. Não sei se você já ouviu falar do projeto Escola sem Partido. Sim. Nesta quarta pode haver uma votação na Câmara do projeto. O que ele diz é que professores devem ser proibidos de abordar assuntos na sala de aula se eles forem contra os valores morais familiares dos alunos. E muitos políticos são contra o uso da palavra “gênero” nos projetos de lei sobre educação e planos de educação. Baseada na experiência que tive, posso dizer que o ensino de gênero e a educação sexual são muito importantes, especialmente para as nossas novas gerações, especialmente para as garotas jovens, para saberem sobre sua saúde, e sobre sua segurança... Especialmente quando as meninas se tornam vítimas de violência sexual por causa do seu gênero, ou quando meninas são assediadas porque elas não receberam oportunidades iguais por causa do seu gênero. E esse ensino só as lembra de que elas têm direitos independentemente de sua origem, ou de seu gênero. Acho que isso é crucial, e se isso for proibido, vai ser um grande desafio para atingir nosso objetivo de igualdade. Como você vê essa onda feminista atual em diversas áreas, como em Hollywood, o movimento #metoo e o movimento por salários iguais entre homens e mulheres? Como essas lutas caminham ao lado da sua luta por educação para as meninas? Estou muito feliz de ver que mulheres e homens estão entrando em campanhas como a #metoo e outras, e o que é interessante é como mulheres de países em desenvolvimento também estão aderindo a esses movimentos, do Paquistão e também do Brasil. As mulheres estão se unindo globalmente para dizer que existe muita coisa em comum entre o que todas nós estamos enfrentando. Então se você está em Hollywood ou em qualquer lugar no Brasil, você está sofrendo assédio sexual. Isso está unindo as mulheres, e acredito que existe mais a ser feito. Isso é o começo, mas não é o todo da luta que queremos ver. Precisamos fazer mais, e para mim a educação é parte disso. Garantir que meninas possam ter acesso à educação, que possam seguir com suas vidas, completar seus estudos e alcançar seus sonhos faz parte da igualdade que todas nós queremos ver. Em março você finalmente voltou ao Paquistão e visitou sua casa. Você já falou que esse era o seu sonho, que o seu ciclo não tinha chegado ao fim. Você conseguiu completar esse ciclo? Você se sente mais potente, agora que você conseguiu ir até lá em segurança? 100%. Eu sempre quis ir para casa, queria ver meus amigos, meus professores, meus parentes, e fazia cinco anos que não via o meu lar. Foi muito difícil, porque a gente não deixou nosso país por escolha própria. Foram as circunstâncias que forçaram a nossa saída para o meu tratamento, por causa dos meus ferimentos. E quando voltei foi o momento mais bonito da minha vida. Ver meus amigos e família, ver nosso Vale do Swat, que é o lugar mais bonito que já vi, as montanhas, os rios... Foi um momento bonito. E espero que possa ir de novo, depois de completar minha educação, para viver lá e seguir trabalhando lá. Como você planeja comemorar seu aniversário de 21 anos? Quero passar meu aniversário de 21 anos aqui no Brasil, ao lado de meninas surpreendentes e incríveis que estão lutando por seus direitos, especialmente meninas afro-brasileiras e indígenas. No Rio [de Janeiro]. Eu vou para o Rio, estou animada para isso, muito! Malala Yousafzai dá entrevista em Salvador Egi Santana/G1 O que a Malala de 21 anos gostaria de dizer para aquela Malala de 15 anos, de antes do ataque [do Talibã]? Ninguém nunca me fez essa pergunta antes! Hum... Eu acho que a Malala de 15 anos tinha uma visão. Ela queria ver todas as meninas do Vale do Swat e do Paquistão com acesso à educação, para poderem conquistar o que elas quisessem na vida. E não precisarem ser oprimidas por ninguém, não ter ninguém falando que elas são inferiores aos homens. Não ouvir que elas deveriam ficar só dentro de casa e não sair na rua. E a Malala de 15 anos não sabia o que ia acontecer em seguida, mas eu diria a ela que nós estamos em um caminho bom agora, e que a gente está atingindo essa visão não só no Paquistão, mas pelo mundo todo. E o Brasil é parte disso. E a Malala de 40 anos? Do que você gostaria que ela nunca esqueça? [Risos] Quarenta anos... Essa é uma pergunta muito difícil! Que nunca esqueça? Muitas coisas. E eu sempre tenho muitas coisas em mente. Eu não esqueço especialmente os momentos que passo com as meninas que conheço, seja na Nigéria, no Curdistão Iraquiano ou no Brasil. Sempre me lembro disso. São os momentos mais lindos, porque essas meninas inspiradoras te contam suas histórias, e as histórias delas são tão poderosas que me motivam a continuar a lutar pela educação. Vou lembrar dessas histórias, mas também dos meus dias no Brasil, e do resto das viagens que já fiz. Malala dá entrevista em Salvador Egi Santana/G1 Ontem você deu um conselho aos jovens sobre desafios. Você disse para eles enfrentarem o desafio interno primeiro, de acreditarem em si mesmos. Quem te ensinou a acreditar em você mesma? Acho que primeiramente foi o meu pai. Porque logo em uma idade bem nova ele me escutava, levava em conta a minha opinião, e ele me permitia discordar dele também. Então acho que essa é a atmosfera de que as crianças precisam, onde suas opiniões têm valor, e acho que isso é algo com o qual os professores e pais podem ajudar. Sou muito grata a ele por isso. Sempre pensei que qualquer coisa que digo é séria. Só porque tenho 11 anos, ou 9 anos, não significa que minha visão não importa, ou que as pessoas não estão me ouvindo. Então sempre soube que minha mensagem e tudo o que dizia era muito sério, desde uma idade bem tenra. E você também tem escritores, pensadores ou políticos que te inspiram? Hum... Acho que vou ter que mencionar o Paulo Coelho... Você sabe, “O alquimista” foi o meu primeiro livro... Foi um dos primeiros livros que eu li. E ainda é o meu favorito. Você já o conheceu? Não. A gente se segue no Twitter. Nos conhecemos só do Twitter. E quais são as comidas mais gostosas que você encontrou no Brasil? Você já falou da água... Gostei da água, e qual foi a bebida que acabei de tomar? Era tipo um refrigerante, era gaseificado... Guaraná? Isso. É brasileiro? Sim. Eu gostei disso!
              La Nato rischia lo scisma d’Occidente      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    «Penso che andare d’accordo con la Russia, la Cina e altri sia una cosa buona, non cattiva». Dalla crisi di Suez negli anni ’50 alla lacerazione sull’Iraq nel 2003 la Nato altre volte...
              U.S. slaps terror designation on Iran-linked group in Bahrain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    WASHINGTON – The United States designated a Shiite militant group in Bahrain as a foreign terrorist organization Tuesday to ramp up pressure on Iran.

    The al-Ashtar Brigades are “yet another in a long line of Iranian-sponsored terrorists who kill on behalf of a corrupt regime,” Nathan Sales, the coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department, said in a statement detailing the designation.

    The militant group has been critical of a violent crackdown by Bahrain’s Sunni-led government on a 2011 Shiite-led uprising. It has since claimed responsibility for a number of bombings and attacks in Bahrain, including two that killed police.

    The designation, which prohibits Americans or U.S. companies from doing business with the group, is the latest Trump administration effort to increase pressure on Tehran after pulling out of the 2015 nuclear accord.

    During a short trip to the United Arab Emirates Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is on a mission to convince Iran its behavior “is unacceptable and has a real high cost for them.”

    Iran supports a number of armed groups across the Middle East including Hezbollah in Lebanon, armed forces propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and powerful armed groups in Iraq who fought against the so-called Islamic State there.

    The United States is preparing to re-introduce sanctions on Iran later this year including secondary sanctions aimed at severely restricting the country’s ability to export oil. In turn, Iran has threatened to disrupt Mideast oil supplies.

    The Trump administration has targeted the al-Ashtar Brigades with sanctions before. In March 2017, the State Department blacklisted two individuals affiliated with the group, Ahmad Hasan Yusuf and Alsayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi.


              Rosie DiManno: I hate to say it, but Trump is right about Canada’s military spending      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Canada is a welsher state.

    (Hold your outrage, that adjective has nothing to do with the Welsh.)

    I am speaking specifically about this country’s financial contribution to NATO, the international alliance formed after the Second World War, constructed around the principle of collective defence. Article 5 of the establishing charter declares that “an attack on one is an attack on all.”

    Originally and for four decades the thrust of NATO’s raison d’être was deterring Soviet aggression. With the end of the Cold War, NATO shifted toward helping former Soviet-bloc countries embrace democracy and the market economy.

    But now it’s come full circle. Once again, under the militancy of President Vladimir Putin — annexing a chunk of Ukraine, sending troops into the Georgian civil war, intervening on the side of the Assad regime in Syria — Russia is a regional belligerent. Global even, in an era of cyber meddling and mischief and electoral interference.

    With leaders of the 29 member nations meeting in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, the agenda includes countering that Russian bellicosity, introducing a new training mission in Iraq, and counterterrorism support for Afghanistan, Jordan and Tunisia.

    President Donald Trump, however, clearly intends to pick up where he left off at their last confab a year ago — knocking ally heads together to shame them into meeting dollar commitments made three years ago (actually the target was first set in 2002): contributing 2 per cent of GDP toward spending on national defence within a decade.

    The whole world was bracing for grenades Trump was expected to toss at the summit, against some of America’s staunchest friends. Before leaving Washington on Tuesday, the president got in a couple of pre-emptive shots across the bow. “NATO has not treated us fairly, but I think we’ll work something out. We pay far too much and they pay far too little.”

    Meaning Europe and Canada.

    Less antagonistic than previous declarations Trump has made about NATO allies, such as last month characterizing the U.S. as “the piggy bank that (NATO) likes to take from.” He also recently sent hectoring letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other NATO leaders complaining that too many countries were not humping their fair share of the collective cost and investing too little in their own militaries, a commitment of tax dollars that just doesn’t square well with domestic populations.

    Trump wrote that it will “become increasingly difficult to justify to American citizens why some countries continue to fail to meet our shared collective security commitments.”

    It’s painful to say this, but Trump is essentially correct.

    The U.S. provides most of the NATO muscle in funding and troops, shouldering nearly three-quarters of the alliance’s operating budget. NATO’s current annual operating budget is $1.38 billion, $252 million for the civilian budget and $704 million for its Security Investment Program.

    The president somewhat misleads by conflating national defence spending with NATO support. But the point is fundamentally well taken. The combined defence budget of NATO nations has grown by $14.4 billion since 2016, with all but one of the countries increasing their spending and 26 contributing troops to NATO missions. “Sixteen — but not Canada — are on track to spend the NATO target of 2 per cent of their gross domestic product on defence by 2024,” notes a primer for the summit released by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

    Canada, sturdy participant in combat and security operations, including a 12-year boots on the ground campaign in Afghanistan and a Canadian lieutenant-general who directed the air campaign that toppled the Gadhafi regime in 2011, is in the middling middle of defence spending, currently at 1.29 per cent of GDP, with a projected target of 1.4 per cent by 2026.

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    On his way to Brussels, Trudeau doubled down on his Trump resistance by reiterating that Canada has no plans to almost double-up on its defence budget, maintaining that the 2 per cent target is “an easy shorthand” but also “a limited tool” for measuring a nation’s commitment to NATO.

    In his usual rhetorically obtuse way, Trudeau said: “There are always perspectives on doing more and that’s fine, that’s an important conversation to have. But the reality is, the way NATO has been having a meaningful impact wherever it goes continues to be a really important thing, and that’s certainly at the heart of the message I’ll be bringing.”

    Trudeau made his remarks whilst visiting Canadian troops at a military base outside Riga, Latvia. A clever photo-op moment, jamming that drop-in on the eve of the NATO summit. Canada has 455 troops deployed to NATO’s mission in Latvia — the alliance’s buffering response to Russia’s annexation in Ukraine — and heads the seven-country battle group. Trudeau further announced that Canada is extending its Latvia mission for another four years, through to 2023, and boosting troop numbers to 540. The prime minister can burnish Canada’s international engagement by pointing to the new Mali mission, which is a UN peacekeeping operation.

    Still, there is treasure in blood, potentially — which the Trudeau government has tried mightily to avoid — and treasure in hard dollars defence spending. And if Canada, an original NATO founding member, truly values the alliance in a turbulent contemporary world, then it needs to pony up its proportional share, along with the rest of the laggards. Canada loves multinational alliances; Trump, not so much. Only a year ago he called NATO “obsolete,” though he’s backed off that rash dismissal. It’s ironic that some commentators with little appetite for NATO, even less stomach for military interventions — recoiling from Western geopolitical “interests” — actually found an unlikely ally in Trump’s initial NATO skepticism. The president has threatened to reduce the 70,000 American troops currently deployed on the continent if NATO members don’t live up to their spending avowals.

    It should be noted, though, that even president Barack Obama urged Parliament: “NATO needs more Canada.”

    European leaders were bracing for a showdown with Trump, amidst crises in Britain (Brexit) and Germany (migration and refugees).

    Just as intriguing, from a Canadian perspective — insofar as we’re allowed a look-in — is how Trudeau and Trump will contend with each other in their first face-to-face since the disaster of the June G7 summit in Quebec City, wherein the president first agreed to a group communique on trade and then withdrew from it, calling the PM “dishonest” and “weak” in a Twitter tirade.

    In any event, Trump seems more dazzled about his one-on-one sit-down in Helsinki next week with Putin. Putin he respects, NATO leaders he doesn’t. He’ll be travelling to the U.K. in between.

    “I have NATO. I have the U.K., which is in somewhat turmoil. And I have Putin. Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think?”

    Who indeed.

    Rosie DiManno is a columnist based in Toronto covering sports and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @rdimanno


              7/11/2018: Middle East: Mosul despairs a year after Daesh’s defeat      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Ayear after pro-government forces recaptured Mosul from Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), much of Iraq’s second city lies in ruins and many of its residents see little reason to celebrate. “We were liberated but what...
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    2003 - For the first time since US forces captured Fallujah three months ago, American soldiers withdrew from the town mayor’s office. US troops also left a police station in this tense western town after Iraqi officers complained the American presence...
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    BRUSSELS (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO's new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort.Trudeau...
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    It has been over a year since the battle between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi forces had officially ended in Mosul, according to Al Jazeera. Yet, the health system is still in ruins and struggling to cope as thousands of Read More
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    The Children of Never
    The War Priests of Andrak Saga Book 1
    by Christian Warren Freed
    Genre: Epic Fantasy

    The war priests of Andrak have protected the world from the encroaching darkness for generations. Stewards of the Purifying Flame, the priests stand upon their castle walls each year for 100 days. Along with the best fighters, soldiers, and adventurers from across the lands, they repulse the Omegri invasions.
    But their strength wanes and evil spreads.
    Lizette awakens to a nightmare, for her daughter has been stolen during the night. When she goes to the Baron to petition aid, she learns that similar incidents are occurring across the duchy. Her daughter was just the beginning. Baron Einos of Fent is left with no choice but to summon the war priests.
    Brother Quinlan is a haunted man. Last survivor of Castle Bendris, he now serves Andrak. Despite his flaws, the Lord General recognizes Quinlan as one of the best he has. Sending him to Fent is his best chance for finding the missing children and restoring order. Quinlan begins a quest that will tax his strength and threaten the foundations of his soul.
    The Grey Wanderer stalks the lands, and where he goes, bad things follow. The dead rise and the Omegri launch a plan to stop time and overrun the world. The duchy of Fent is just the beginning.


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    Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other.



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    BRUSSELS (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is offering to lead NATO’s new military training mission in Iraq for the first year and stands ready to provide 250 troops plus helicopters for the effort. Trudeau said Wednesday that it is important to help build the conflict-ravaged country’s resilience against the Islamic […]
              General Rahmini's dilemma / Benson Lee Grayson.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    cover imageThe story of one of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's senior military officers, wanted as a war criminal, who finds it necessary to work for the Islamic Caliphate as a military officer. Forced to head a suicide mission to the U.S., he escapes his ISIS captors and disguises himself as an Anglican priest to elude both ISIS and American security. In a small Montana town, circumstances compel him to actually live and serve as rector of the local Episcopal church, profoundly changing him.
              World: Energy for Crisis Recovery: Solar Solutions for Crisis-Affected Communities in the Arab Region      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Source: UN Development Programme
    Country: Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World, Yemen

    I. Introduction: The energy challenge in crisis contexts

    Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy.

    Energy fuels communities access to water, to social services like health and education, to transport and communication needs, and is critical for regenerating livelihoods and local economies. But too often countries affected by crisis are unable to bring back online the type of energy systems needed for an effective recovery. In such contexts, decentralized energy solutions are now receiving greater attention, as a way of meeting the needs of affected communities and setting the foundations for resilience.

    As countries seek new bridges between humanitarian and development interventions, and new resilience-based approaches to crisis recovery, the role of sustainable energy solutions has come into greater focus. Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) on energy calls on countries to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” Among those most in need are the record numbers of individuals globally and in the Arab region affected by conflicts, droughts and disasters. Many countries suffering the impacts of crisis are also energy poor, relying heavily on energy imports for economic and social needs. In these contexts, expanding sustainable energy solutions is seen not as an end in itself, but as an enabler on the road from fragility to resilience. This is particularly important in the protracted situations of conflict and displacement faced in the Arab region.

    Globally, the number of people forcibly displaced by conflicts and disasters has reached record levels. The world now has a record 65.3 million forcibly displaced persons, including over 21 million refugees crossing borders, and over 40 million internal displacements within countries. In 2016 alone, there were 31.1 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters globally, of which 24.2 million were internally displaced by disasters and 6.9 million by conflicts. In the past eight years, the world has recorded more than 203 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) around the world, an unprecedented increase.

    To make matters worse, the vast majority of refugees and IDPs are hosted in developing countries which already face strained levels of energy security. Constraints often exist to extending energy access to displaced communities, either owing to ongoing conflicts and destruction of power grid infrastructure, or from lack of fiscal space and limited ability to expand already-stretched energy supplies. In such communities, expanding use of decentralized energy solutions is important not only for short-term needs, but from a longer-term development perspective as it helps reduce pressures on host communities and fiscal pressures on the State.

    Across the Arab region, a lack of access to energy is hindering the ability of crisisaffected communities to earn a living, access food and water, or access health and education services, and is an important obstacle to recovering from crisis. As further elaborated below, in many countries in the region, expanding access to solar solutions has emerged as one potential enabler of resilience building for affected communities. The ability to scale-up sustainable energy solutions in crisis contexts is in many ways a litmus test for the aspired goal of bridging the humanitarian-development divide and crafting ‘resilient recovery’ solutions – priorities that have come into strong focus in recent years in global and regional fora.

    The SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development call for more integrated and resilience-based approaches to development. Energy is a key factor in helping individuals, households, communities, society and the State bounce back effectively from crisis and shocks, ensuring that crises do not lead to a downturn in human development indicators, while also helping communities transition to long-term resilient pathways.


              PM Trudeau announces new Canada led training mission in Iraq      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq. Reported by CP24 1 hour ago.
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    PM Justin Trudeau announces new Canada led training mission in Iraq


              New supplements to the International Protocol on documentation and investigation of sexual violence in conflict for Iraq, Myanmar and Sri Lanka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Once hidden and unspoken, reports of sexual violence now feature prominently in daily media dispatches from conflict zones around the world. This visibility has contributed to a new emphasis on preventing and addressing such violence at the international level. Promoting the investigation and documentation of these crimes is a key component of the international community’s … Continue reading New supplements to the International Protocol on documentation and investigation of sexual violence in conflict for Iraq, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
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    The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Brussels on Wednesday as part of the annual alliance summit. Trudeau said the mission, to begin in the fall of 2018 in Baghdad and the surrounding vicinity, will include the […]

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              LIBERMAN VOWS STRONG RESPONSE IF SYRIAN MILITARY ENTERS GOLAN DMZ.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    Israel shutters Gaza crossings to pressure Hamas over border violence-Netanyahu says move to be coupled with other unspecified measures, as government comes under criticism for failing to tackle scourge of blazes caused by kites and balloons-By Raoul Wootliff and Judah Ari Gross-TOI-JUL 10,18

    Amid criticism over his government’s response to ongoing violence on the Gaza border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that Israel will close the Kerem Shalom border crossing that serves as the main entry point for commercial goods and humanitarian aid into the coastal enclave.“We will double ou